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Volume 5. No. 14
Block Etmt First National Bank
Goes Vp In Smoke.
NINETEEN THOUSAND INSUR
ANCE. Tucumcari had her first dis
astrous blaze Tuesday night at
13 m. and the destruction wrought
was terrific. The drygoods store
of A. Jowell & Co.; Top Notch
store, Jewelry and confections;
Quay County Savings Bank; Wil
liams Meat Market, and J. P.
Donahue, Wells-Fargo Express
and Confectionery store; a total of
l72.l.an hurt Ilnlf .n.li.o rt f P.
""'in u uiiu imii miiua ui t ui.uiiii.ui i uu me iiuuii i niui puuuciiy uuiiittiu,
company being, incorporated as "Th Red River Valley Company." lit is a pasture
having much good timber; stocked with 10.000 hand of urndutl Herefords and a sufficient
having much good timber: stocked with 30,000 hdnd of graded Herefords and a sufficient
- - ' f - - .... "iuui ui aiuuiici niiauuia cuipiyiDg uiiu ii, me source oi some
of them being on the holdings, and there are numerous springs flowing fine mountain water. Some of the best Iand3 under the sky, mountain mesa and plain: well watered
avArvwlmrn. Undur the manafnrnnnt nf C.. M. O'DomhI an imiiiKtim lu.rrl nf ahiirt hnrn r.aitli. h.iu )nn i-'iiorl nnA l.wl .... .1... i . .1 i. .....
, .... , - - ...... - - - -wv. umuuu up iu me ucsi uu mis rancu, ana we ar toiu tual
feeders throughout Kansas and the entire feeding belt will pay more money for these cattle than any to be had in the Southwest. The Red River Valley company is so
close to Tucumcari that we consider it a Quay county enterprise, although it is just over the line in San Miguel county. This is the chief supply point for the ranch and it
is worth thousands of dollars every year to this trade. It is by far thu largest cattle ranch and the most valuable in the Territory,
five business houses, cleaning tip
the block east of the First Na
tional Bank. The total property
loss is $40,081.00 covered by
$19,000.00 of insurance. The
parties sustaining the losses are
as followa: A. Jowell & Co.,
stock $20,000.00, and building
$3,500.00, total, $23,500.00; in
surance, $13,400.00. Top Notch,
Joe Spencer, and Yaseen, jewelry;
Spencer, stock, $3181.00, house
hold goods, $700.00, Yaseen
about $5.00; Spencer carried
$1,000.00 insurance. The build
ing occupied by these was the prop
erty of Mrs. Geo. McGarger, val
ued at $3,500,00. This was cov
ered by $500.00. Firms damaged
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And Tucumcari Times.
TUCUHCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY. JANUARY 11. 1908.
DAMON AND PYTHKAS
This Famous Old Pla.y Now Hieing
Prepared by Tucumcari
Lodge No. 29
SOMETHING GOOD IN STORE FOIfc YOU
Lawrence McCarty and fnmilv
of El Paso, have become residents
of Tucumcari and he will at once
begin preparations to play D?.mon
and Pythias for this Pythian lodge.
Mr. McCarty is himself an actor
and was high in the rank of the old
school. He has been stage mana
ger for som of the most famous
players this country has produced.
For the past sixteen years, or :ince
BKLL RANCH KOUND-Ul CATTLE
i . I. ' lliAt m! a1 . 1 !
etc. The Canadiau river runs through it west
the stage was syndicated, he has
been engaged in Pythian work, and
has played Damon and Pythias
more than five hundred times for
Pythian lodges throughout the
country. He uses it as a mission
ary arm to the order and has ac
complished great things for Pyth
ianism everywhere he has been.
He is strongly recommended by
Pythian lodges Irom every section
of the country and from Alamagor
do where he put the play on last,
by everybody and especially by
Judge Edw. A. Mann and W, E.
Dudley, both of whom are enthu
siastic and prominent Pythians.
Dudley is a past Grand Chancellor
of the Territpry. Many Tucum-
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Thriving Capital of Quay County Hti
Bright Prospects to lie Metropolis
Tucumcari will, within eighteen
months, be one of the railway
centers of New Mexico. This city
is now on the shortest route from
Chicago to the coast and will soon
be on the direct line to the south
ern states and the Gulf.
The El Paso and Southwestern
railway has its new survey finished
for a direct line from El Paso to
Trinidad, which will put Tucum
cari in direct touch with Trinidad.
The Rock Island which is a work-
CROSSING THE CANADIAN RIVER.
1 1. tj.1l T 1 I. t.l .
Kuuwti as uu: Den iviuiuu. i ins property is owoeu by an ungiisii syndicate, tna
forty miles square and embracing 785,000 acres, superbly watered and turfef and
tomDlement of horses to run the Imrrlq T, mmnnnw nkn nr.ir,,i:,i
complement of horses to run the herds.
to east, and has a number of smaller streams emptying into it, the source of som
ing partner with this road has
nearly finished a line from Tucum
cari to Amarillo and on the east
and south which will give the
southern states a line through New
Mexico to Denver. The Dawson
branch of the El Paso and South
western Railway already taps the
rich coal fields of the County of
Colfax and when the new line is
finished, Tucumcari will be con
nected with Las Vegas and with
through connection at the junction
point at Vermejo with the St.
Louis Rocky Mountain and Pacific
will bo able to reach the north
western part of the territory direct.
When all the plans now laid are
consummated, Tucumcari will fur-
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CHARGES FAIL TO
MAKE A HIT IN
Little Patience With Raking Vp
Ancient History to Delay
Confirmation of Governor
of New Mexico.
(By Will C. Barnes)
Washington, D. C, Dec. 30.
"Why is the confirmation of Gov
ernor Curry held up in the senate,"
I asked of several men who possi
bly did and surely ought to know
. i ..
The company also has splendid improve
why it has not been acted upon,
when several other appointments
in the territory have been.
The answer from them all, one a
member of the senate, one a con
gressman, and the rest men of
more or less influence, was about
like the proverbial Yankee's an
swer, i. e., a question back: "Why
is it?" they said one of them said
something that sounded very much
like, "what-in-l," that no matter
who is named for an appointment
out there in New Mexico you peo
ple immediately jump in with a lot
of charges against him."
"Search me," I answered, "it
must be the altitude, or the water
or the result of over 60 years of
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