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The Tuctimcari News TUB LOADING PAPER OF QUAY COUNTY CIRCULATION. l.flOO WI2KKI.Y The Tucumcari (Mews BEST EQUIPPED Quay County j.p J Oil FtOOAlS IN THE SOUTHWEST And Tuctimcari Times Volume 41 No. 5. TUCUnCAHl, NBW MEXICO, SATUKDAV. JULY 18. too8. Subscription $1,00 a year FIRE DEPARTMENT f The Called Meeting By the City Council On Monday Night Well Attended and Much Enthusiasm Shown PERMANENT ORGANIZATION EFFECTED WEDNESDAY Despite the (net ol threatening weather last Monday night the I'm; meeting, called by the City Council at the ollice ol Attorney Alldredge, was well r.ttended liy n nuinlier ol representative citizens all ol which took an active part in the meeting and showed their ap preciation ol the movement by unrolling their names on the mem hership list. The entire evening was devoted to the discussion and formulation ol plans as to the Itest methods ol IMirlecline, the organization. Prior to adjournment Mayor Stcvait, in Miull ol the Council, thanked those present loi the in terest they had taken in the city's wellare. The meeting then adjourned un til Wednesday night when a per manent oignui.atiou was allected. WKIlNESIlAV NltlllT MKKTINO. (Juite a nuinlier attended this meeting, and on a motion ol . R. Daughtry, seconded hv It. 1. Hutchinson, Attorney Alldredge was nominated as temKiar chair man, and was unanimously elected. On taking the chair he, in a short talk, inlormed those present the uliject ol the meeting, and immedi ately proceeded with the election ol ollicers, which lesulted in the election ol the lullowing: Secretary, T. S. I'utse; Treasu rei, . H. Daughtiv; Kin; Chief, T. I'. Lucas. A motion was then made lor the chair to appoint a committee ol thiee to dealt by-laws and rules to govern the organization, and the following were appointed by the chair: Messrs Keator, I'uise and Lucas, and instructed to ie poit at the next tegular meeting which will be held Monday night, July 20th. A motion was then made that a paper Im drawn up anil signed by all those wishing to join the organ ization pledging themselves to act as a Cue company. The following paier was s drawn up and olleried to those present lor their signatures: Know all men by these presence, that we the undersigned citizens ol Tucumcari, New Mexico, holding in mind the wellare ol out citv and real izing the imminent danger to which our lellow citizens are subjected on account ol the impel lect fire ap paiatus and means ol protection at hand, do hereby lie-1 and will ingly and without meiceiiary mo tives an lee and pledge ourselves as a lite compau, being at all times leady to give all possible assis tance to the above mentioned cause. In witness whereof, we have here unto set our hands this 15th day ol July, A. D., 1008. M. II. Keator It. II. Hutchinson J. It. Daughtry II. C. Rusby A. V. Johns 1 . P. Lucas A. D. Pan key S. 15. Whitinore C. I). l'arcliman C. II. Alldredge Hcnito liaca 15. I'. Smith V. A Davis It. T. Sparks Thos. S. Purse Jack Stewart Geo. Shelton A. Schmidt. The chnir then instructed the secretary to report the proceedings ol this meeting to the city council on Thursday night. A motion was then made and carried, that a meeting be held at the ollice ol attorney Alldredge on Monday night July aoth nt 8 1'. M., and that an invitation be ex tended to nil those interested in the work to attend this meeting. The meeting was then adjourned. The News would like to see the city council make some provision whereby the city marshal will be justified in getting rid ol the sur plus of dogs running unmolested on the streets every day and every night. They are certainly n great nuisance nnd tin: owners pay no at tention to the council notice to pay the city tux. There are we would guess at least filty that could be thrown into the ound that would never lie called (or or any tax paid. So the marshal is up against this sort of n proposition. He would Im; out several times the amount of his salary each week for an indefi nite M!riod should he pound them nnd get rid ol them under present provisions. I tut should the coun cil pay about fifty cents or a dollor ahead lor the dispositional all dogs not called (or we believe the nui sance could be gotten rid ol. The tax on dogs is not high enough any way, the fellow who enjoys the lux ury ol a dog that cannot be kept oil the streets when the owner is at home should le inude appreciate ilm, MAKRJAGE RECEPTION Given in Honor of Mr. and Mrs. T. II. Sanders. On Tuesday evening Mrs. W. N. Crolford entertained a select party ol friondS in honor ol Mr. nnd Mrs. T. II. Sanders, the bridal couple ol the week, and nlso com pliinentary to the visiting young ladies. The guests of honor were ol course the center ol attraction nml the bride and groom were the ie-, . .: .. ..I . . . . . . . iiiieui 01 congratulations ami good wishes as well as advice ol all kinds in regaid to setting up housekeeping nil ol which was no doubt giently appreciated. Mrs. Sanders always charming nnd beau tilul, was attired in her wedding gown ol white paiis muslin ex quisitely tiimmed with dainty lace. To say that sin; presented a vision ol lovliness would scarcely do justice to the Ix.-autilul picture the bride made. The groom was all smiles and the friends of this pop ulai young couple heaped congiat illations upon his head because of the prize he has won. The evening passed very pleas antly in music, repaitee and sever al games ol loity-two. At a late hour, the hostess assisted by Mis. G. It. Acton served refieshments to the guests. The out-ol-towu guests were: Misses Annie and Virginia Hicks and Miss ViHclle Coleman. Others present weie: Mr. and Mis. Sanders, Misses Mosier, AIm-i, llilliker, I'.akei and Doshier; Me-.srs Gamble, Mclilroy, Di. Coulson, Messrr. Hicks, Hry mer and Dis. Standi and Coulter. The Canal in Five or Six Years An ollicial in Washington who has been connected with I'auama Canal operations from the time the zone was acquired by the United States Govei mnent, nnd who was with Secretary Talt on his visit to canal a lew weeks ago, says the piogiess ol the work is so rapid that a pleasant surprise is in stole (01 the country, unless difficulties not in sight should arise. He In-lieve- that the canal will be stilh cieiitlx advanced tu allow the pass age ol ships within live uais, lot tins could be done without waiting tor the completion ol the double locks. The Gatuiii Dam is under way, the dirt excav ted now going there by many trainloads daily. This Dam, a mile long by a hall mile wide, will hold back the How ol the Chagres River (orming a lal;e twelve miles long through which vessels will proceed at full speed. Ships must be raised to to this level by means ol locks, and double locks are planned for the purpose, but a single lock will answer for n start without interfer ing with the extension of the ma sonry. Naturally, the officials ol the War Department are cautious with predictions about an undertaking so vast, but it is now ahead of the time calculations and, judging by what has been done, may be open (ar enough within five years to al low large ships to pass from ocean to ocean. After the Ball On last Fridny night July loth Mrs. DeOlvera gave a dance nt her ranch home on Frio Draw. The (unction was given in honor ol her two sons, Herman nnd Fred, managers ol the ranch, and her dnughter Anna who has just re turned from Clarendon College. There were more than a hundred people in attendance and n very pleasant time was had. Lunch was served nt 1 1 o'clock. I lit music was lurnished by Messrs Clark and liallauger and was ex cedent. Respectfully, T. D. A. Warren's Social Hop The first ol a series of Friday evening Social Hops was given at warren s null tins week ami was well attended, there being over twenty couples piesent, all ol which reHrted an enjoyable even ing, Another will be given next Friday evening. The Ynseeu building on Main street is ready lor occupancy and the show cuses and other fixtures are being pluced today, Will Not Ask Governments' Aid A mnss meeting oi the citizens ol San Jon valley was held at Sue Jon on Tuesday to discuss the ad. visability ol making nn nppenl to the government lor assistance ior those persons who will not be able on account ol the dry weather to rnise a crop this year, alter some discussion it was decided by an overwhelming majority that no such npprnl be made, as the citizens were able and willing to help any cases of real need that may occur. A committee was appointed, to whom all cases of need shall be referred, and they were authorized to act for the community in invest igating nnd providing help for nny that may le found in destitute cir cumstances, so the neighborhood wns saved from the humiliation of declaring themselves paupers, and still the deserving will be cared lor. Messrs, M. C. Mechem, C. II. Chcuault, C. C. Davidson, Dr. Coulson, Dr. Stnutil and Keator have ooled their interests nnd have ocncd a hash house at the corner ol Second and high. The only thing we see that looks aristo cratic about the place is a barrel of empty lottles in the back yaid and a colored chel sitting in the kitch en door. Just think oi it, six bach elors in one house in one block, and no quarantine. Miss Ida Lewis, who has a claim near llassell, is in town the guest ol Mrs. Ciolhjid. Accidently Shot and Killed Alamogordo, N. M., Julv g. Report has just reached Alnmogor do of a terrible accident which oc curred two miles from Orange, Otero county, on July 3. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Neshaum stnrted (or 151 Paso, leaving the home in the enre of their two sons, Frank nnd Glenn After breakfast on the morning ol the second, Frank, the elder ol the two boys, picked up n shot gun, nnd supposing, ol course that it wns not loaded, took delib erate aim at Glenn's head nnd pull ed the trigger. The shot com pletely tore off the top oi the un fortunate (toy's head, resulting in instant denth. The ngeol the two Itoys is not given. Fine Rain Friday The drouth wns broken by an inch nnd n hall of rain heie Friday afternoon. The streets ol Tucum cari are running small rivers while we are writing this local. Itnius are geneial this week all over the county and the farmers ate a busy set breaking sod and planting more ciops. The brick work on the U. S. Land ollice building is finished this week and the carpenters are getting nt their part ol it, so it should le ready in a lew days. G. F. Mulliu nnd family have gone to Texas where they will spend several weeks visiting LAND OFFICE BUSY Register and Receivers Work Com .mended Filings Increasing. Tucumcari Html office (9 starting out with Haltering prosK-cts. The filings have lecn running along fifteen to twenty a day lor the past week, and since the drought is broken they will Ikj mtire numer ous. It is a great convenience to tl.i, people of Quay county who come to the county sent for sup plies nnd other lines ol business to have this accomodation along with other advantages offered them here. The patronage of the office is prais ing the Register nnd Receiver for the courteous manner in which they are dealt with. Nothing is left undone to make things pleas ant lor those who have business with the land ollice. Mntshal lienson arrested six men one morning this week and took them to the Justice court and de livered of them ti ahead for the smalt offense of (ightiu'r. The row was over a cow that was worth only a little more than one ol the lines. The city has more money lor school purposes and these combatants have more experience, the story ends. The monthly ten-cent social to have been given at Mrs. Buchan an's home by the La lies' Aid ol the Baptist church was Kstponed until Wednesday evening ol next week. PROTECTING THE LAMBS Great Increase in Assessable Property. The total assessed vnluntion of property in the county is this yenr ill ,800,000, in round numbers; last year it wns only $987,628, an increase you see of nearly 1,000, 000. Of this amount there is 1,350,000 in this precinct and 900,000 of it being in this school district. The assessment of the 151 Pnso & Southwestern is $517,- 719 nnd ol the Rock Island Rail way Co. $35,86. These are fig ures that speak lor themselves when figuring just what part of the burden of the county govern ment is !ornc by this community. Tucumcari is a hummer, and there is no getting nround it. WA NT liU: Stock to pasture 7c. Unlimited grnss and water in the syndicate laud twenty-five miles noith-westol Hereford. Ap ply to John Gkkohuv, 41 4t pd Hereford, Tex. The Home Mission Society of the Methodist church met at the parsonage on Thursday and trans acted considerable business. The Air Dome nfter the rnln yesterday looked like a barge and the manat'inent put in several hours to get the water away from the main entrance. John Grayson has gone to Car rizozoto his family. His wife and children were visiting there and took small twx and he hus gone to take care of them, Mr, and Mrs. Sanders at Home. Mr. and Mrs. T. II. Sanders stole a march on their friends by quietly slipping in on Saturday Morning nfter a few days stay in 151 Paso. Many friends were anxiously nwaiting their home coming nnd expected to give them a wnrm wel come, but the rice nnd delnpidated foot gear wilt have to wait (or the next couple. Mr. nnd Mrs. Sanders nrc nt home nt the residence of T. A. Muirhead. They will -shortly go to housekeeping on Mr. Sanders' claim two miles out. These for tunate young eople were the re cipients of many elegant and cost ly gilts in the way ol china, silver and cut glass, and will goto house keeping under very auspicious cir cumstances. Junquin Gnltegos, merchant nt Conant, was a visitor Wednesday. He is a brother ol Hon. N. V. Gallegos, Receiver of the U. S. Land Ollice and a very strong sup porter ol Judge Mann's candidacy lor delegate to congress. He is going to take the field in Guadalupe county in the interest ol Judge Mann's nomination. He Udieves GundnluiM will instruct (or Mann. Mrs. . R. McAlpiue is at home again alter an extended visit in Guthrie, Okla. Mrs. McAlpine says she prefers the gentle zephyrs ol New Mexico to the torrid heat, ol Oklahoma. Martin & Crouch Make a Hit Mnrtin nnd Crouch, acrobatic comedians, made their first appear ance lcforc the Tucumcari public at the Airdome last Monday night, and made a decided hit. They have lcen playing to large audi ences the entire week, changing their repitoire every other evening, and have displayed their tnlent to such nn extent that the manage ment das re-engaged them for an other week. Their program for the coming week will Ihj entirely dif ferent ns will also the other fea tures, a complete change of pic tures nnd illustrated songs lioing made every second evening. Watson Notified of Nomination Atlanta, Gn., July to. Thomas 15. Watson, candidate of the Peo ple's party for president ol the United States, was formally noti fied in this city last night. The notification speech wan delivered by Judge J. W. Forrest of Albany. N. Y. 'I'.,... nt.m.l.l t.a, Imnii nnl organize a republican club. It is time we were getting ready for the lull campaign. Business is picking up on the railroad this week nnd it is believ ed that the Southwestern will have to put on several more crews right uway in order to accommodate the business, CITY COUNCIL Proposed City Boundary Lines Presented and Discussed Map to Be Drawn Up Before Next Meeting REPORT OF FIRE DEPARTMENT MEETING RECEIVED The Council met in regular scs-j sion at 8:00 p. in. 1 hursday, the the entire Hoard tx-ing present. Resides the usual routine work the following matters were taken up and disosed ol: The committee on streets nnd alleys suggested n new Iwundary line ns follows: Taking block 4 ol the McGcc addition ns a center the line will extend one and one-fourth miles north and south from the central oint and three-fourths of a mile east and west from tin center, making the corporate lim its extend two and one-half miles north nnd south nnd one nnd one half miles east and west. The mayor instructed the committee to meet with the city engineer nnd draw up a map setting forth plain ly the proosed Ivoundary lines. The question ol purchasing fire apparatus was then taken up and al ter a lengthy discussion was tabled until Friday afternoon when a more careful investigation of the samples and prices would be taken up and the goods ordered. The ap paratus which the Council contem plates purchasing at the present time will lc one hose reel cart, 500 (eet of i inch hose, two nozzles and other supplies needed. A reort ol the proceedings ol the meeting ol the Fire department was read by the secretary and was received as information. A motion was made to repeal Ordinance No. 30, and same was relerred to ordinance committee and the City Attorney was instruct ed to draw up a resolution recal- ing same nnd to present same nt the next regular meeting. The Council then adjourned un til 3:00 o'clock Friday alternoon. Catholic Ladies' Society The Indies of the society met last Thursday aitetnoon at the home ol Mrs. Tiernan nnd among those present were: Mesdames Flnnnigau, I5ugene Donahue, J. 1'. Donahue, Tiernan, Jno. Welsch, G. Funk, Max Tafoya, Cornelia Tafoya, Owens, Parsons, Haskell, Donovan, Gallegos, Whitmore nnd Miss Bennbides. The next meeting will Ik; held Thursday alternoon, July 33rd at the residence of Mrs. Funk, on Adams street. All ladies interest ed in this society are cordially in vited to attend. Father Hneltermnn will In,- in this city on Tuesday, July 21st and will hold mass in the Court house nt 9:00 n. m. Loyai Temperance Union to be Or ganized. The Indies of the W. C. T. U. will meet next Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian church at 4 o clock to organize a Loyal Temperance LegioR, Mrs. Dady the Supt. ol the L. T. L. will be present, and she with the ladies ol the W. C. T. U.. will L'ive out the recitations (or the coming silver medal con test. Committee in charge of con test: Mesdames Bess, F.ady and Golden. A cordinl invitation is ex tended to all come and bring the children. trains Continue. The rains continue since yester day at noon and word comes from over the country that rain is fall ing and the season in the ground is already the best for many months. Something over three inches is already recorded by the department ol the weather bureau in this city and there are no in dications oi it quitting ns we gc to press. All forage crops will have plenty of time to mature lefoie frost nnd while it is late (or Indinn corn, June corn planted now will mature by the first of Novcmler nnd it is seldom that we have kill ing frosts before that time. Dr. C. W. Trader Dead. Dr. Chas. Winter Trader died ut his home in Cuervo, N. Mm Wednesday morning nt 5:10, after a few weeks illness. He leaves a wife nnd twodaugh tcrs, Miss C. Winter and one mar ried living in Oklahoma, to mourn his loss. The remains were shipped to Oklahoma City Friday morning (or burial, accompanied by Mrs, Trader and daughter, C. Winter. M. H. Koch, embalmer and uu dertaker, ol this city, went down hhI .AraAl ttA VAmH m fi elslrt IaiiU flWpiMCl Ml IdlllMU IVf t Mil' merit. CALL FOR A MEETING Of the Democratic Central Com mittee of Quay County. A meeting ol the Democratic Central Committee of Quny County is hereby called to meet nt my office in Tucumcari, on Saturday the 35 day ol July, igo8, nt two 0 clock in the nlternoon, for the puriwse of completing arrange ments for the Democratic primary, which will I. held on Saturday, August 15th. It is absolutely necessary that the full committee Ikj present, as I desite to announce the rules nnd regulations by which the primary election will In- governed. I also desire that all candidates for the lespective county officers Ik; present at that meeting to cooler with the committee . C. C. Daviiisom. Chairman 01 the Democratic Central Corn- llllllL'f. W C. T. V. Reception. The Indies of the W. C. T. U., aft'-r the regular business meeting on Friday alternoon, held nn in lormal reception to th. members and those who assisted on the pro gram at the medal contest Monday evening. A very profitable time was spent and at the close ol the business session n socinl hour wns enjoyed. Little Ann Russell delighted the nudience with n splendid rendition o(( Bnrbarn Freitchie." Those present enjoyed the ice cream cones served by the little girls and felt well repaid for com ing out in the heat. A medal contest has been ar ranged to take place in about a month in which two classes will comtH!te. Measuring Social. A measuring party we're giving to you; 'Tis something novel as well as new. Measure yourself on door or wall And bring thiee cents for each loot tall; For extra inches a penny give. And theieby show how high you live. fhe money lor your mcasuie Will give the Home Mission much pleasure. With music and song nnd welcome hearty, We'll greet you nt our Measuring Party." This is the invitation to a novel church socinl to be given at the home of Judge Atlredge on High street on next Tuesday evening by the Indies ol the Home Mission Society ol the Methodist chutch. Everyone is cordially invited, old nnd young, short nnd tall, but more especially tall people, though short ones will Ik: welcome. No admis sion nnd refreshments free. There nre but few editors in our Territory who hnve not fcnade a vigorous and continuous fight against the city mail order house. Hits has been done in the interest of the home merchant, and without money and without price. If the editors of the land had received regular advertising rates for all they have said against these en emies of the country merchant they could now be wearing dia monds. Now the department store man appreciates advertising space and is willing to take all the aver age country editor has for sale, and at a good price. What other class of business or professional men would refuse to help their friends, especially as many of uaid friends never seem in the least dis posed to return the compliment or even appreciate it Cimarron News and Press. Rublcr boots and slickers were good sellers yesterday and today. There is so much water on the main throughfares that crossings are difficult to make on foot in many sections of town. Still the people are happy to see the drouth broken and business prospects brighten. S. R. Patton of Sn Jon was in Tucumcari transacting business yesterday. Patton says that there have been some good rains in Out vicinity of San Jon but ttte town proer has not had a shewtr sine April 10th. Editor's Note Thejf have had thm May.