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Tiic Tuciimcari (News TUB LOADING PAPHR OF QUAY COUNTY CIRCULATION, 1.5(H) WliHKLY The Tucumcari News BEST 0OU1PPED .l(l HOOA1S IN Till? SOUTHWEST And Tucumcari Times Volume 5. No. 43 TUCUnCAHl, NHW MHXICO, SATURDAY. AUOUST 1. 100H. SubHcriptlon S1.00 a year X . .. I X Convention Call Pursuant to a cnll duly issued by tin: Central Comuiitttce ol the Territory of New Mexico, the Re publican Centtnl Committee oi CJuny county, New Mexico, here, by issues rt cnll lor a county con ventinn to be held nt the court house in Tucumcnri on the 14th dny of August, A. D. 1008, nt the hour ol 3:00 o'clock p. m. of (lint dnte, lor the purpose o( electing three deletes to the territorial convention to be held nt Snntn Fe, ixew Mexico, on ine io" " "i0iiy to speiK 10 me cmzeus 01 i . 1 v : - 1 . uii. .1 August, 1008, lor the purpose ol ifjnay county on the sublet ol the nominating u delegate to the Six totli Irrigation congress which is ty-First Congress. I to Ive held nt Albuquerque this tall Precinct prinmries shnll be held brought together one of the largest j not Inter thnn the lath dny ol gatherings over assembled in (Juay i August, 1008, nt such suitable county. Governot Curry is one oil Iilnces ns the respective precinct the most popular Hxei tuives New chairmen shall designate, preier- euce In-nig given in nil instances to public school houses. Proxies . will not be recognized except in I the hands of bona hde residents of the precinct where such proxies nre given. The following list contains the number of delegates ench precinct shnll be entitled to, nnd nnme of the persons designated to cnll said primaries. Precinct No. Delegates. 1 t 1 ucumenri, I C Karnes . . . a Hevueltn, J. C. Montnno.. 35 J a ' 3 lindee, Kugene Hedgecoke. . a 4 Puerto, l 5 Uuny, I'reemnn Allen 1 ( Moutoyn, Gregorio Flores. 6 7 Nurn Visa, W. Helknap, . 4 8 Logan, Frank Nestovnt 4 0 Jordan, L. S. Garcia a to Mnvaiick, 1 1 1 Hice, ICIlis Ivev, a 1 a San Jon, V. II. ISurton, . . . . a 1 3 Kiululph, Albert Wilhuin,.. 3 14 llnuley, J. C. Anderson 3 5 Ogle, S. G. Anderson 1 1(1 Dodr.on, lav M. Bonds, a 17 Jobe, I . M. Moore, 1 lb Loyd, T. A. Wayne, 1 10 Norton, Victoriauo Montnno. a ao Allen, t 51 llollene, W. K. Partlow, ... 1 aa Hluir 1 33 Prnrie View 1 34, Hnrnncos, J. P.Nelson,.... 1 35 Looney, Pedro Uonpies . . . . 3 ao I mn 1 37 Urto t 38 Curry, V. S. Montoya 3 ao Jordan, H. T. Christancy.. .. 3 30 Plains, Juan Hesse 1 31 Grady, J W. Green a 3a Lewis, Jack Lewis 1 33 M unlock, L. P. Williams.. 1 34 Woosevelt 1 35 P rrv, W.C Srhneid'r a 30 House, 1 Total loo All precinct chairmen are re quested to notily the chairman ol the county central committee, t C. Harnes, ut Tucumcari, N. M., us soon ns the primaries are held ol the names ol the delegates elect ed. All precinct chairmen are in structed to use every reasonable means to keep democrats and others no republicans, out ol the republican primaries. When there is nny doubt ns to n mans republi canism the chairman shall chalange him nnd administer unto him n proper test it should not lie forgot ten that the primaries to be held under this cull nre intended solely and alone for republicans, nnd per sons of nny other political party should not participate or be per mitted to participate il he should attempt to do so. Uv order of the county centrnl committee. I. C. Harnes, Chairman. Dated Aug. 1st, A. D. 1008. Fire Department Meeting The Fire department held n reg ular meeting last Tuesday evening, the laigest portion ol which wns devoted to toriuulatini! plans tor Inline woik. Alter leiug called toorder by the Chair and the usual business trans acted which consisted ol tool-call, reading of minutes, etc. the Chair nuiHHiited i. K. Daughtry us sec retary pro tern in the absence of that official. A committee of two consisting of Jim Whitmoie and A. D. Pnnkey were npiointed to make arrange incuts to have signals of alarm sounded in the event of future fires and to repot t on same as early us practicable. J. P. Lucas, chief and C. U. Purchmnn wen: appointed to obtain u suitable building (or the lire np parutus nnd to have it properly taken enre ol niter receiving it from the city. Mr. Willey linker enme in from Chfllicothe. Texns, Inst evening and lelt this morning to visit his brother nenr Hard. He reports thnt the country tins lecn badly damaged by Hoods nnd hnil storms this yenr. Knuines Nos. 300 nnd aoi hnve substituted Nos. 133 and 124 on the Dawson run. lioth ol these engines nre ol the 150 clnss nnd have just out of the back-shop at Ivl Paso where they have lieen thoroughly overhauled nnd fitted put Wjfh the latest eOjUiuptepjB, GOVERNOR GEO, GURRY AND JUDGE EWD. A. MANN VISIT TUCUMCARI Spoke to the People at the Air Dome In the Evening and Were Banqueted By the Business Men's League at the Rock Island Eating House at Night. PEOPLE FROM ALL PARTS The visit Curry nnd I of Governor George ' udge Mann here fhurs- 1 . a .. 1. . ( 1 Mexico ever had nnd he is eitpec. ially held in the highest esteem in (Juay county for the reason that we have received so much nt his hands since helms been New Mexico's governor. It in to ins imiiience nnd hard work in Washington that our committee wns successful in securing the U. S. Land Office nt Tucumcnri, anything good thnt h enn do lor us we get it everytime. Not thnt we come in ns favorites but thnt the Governor looks upon his constituency ns his great (ntnily to whom he owes everv consider- ntion that is in his power to give them. An old timer in New Mex ico, his acquaintance extends to nlmost every community nnd he hnn many warm imrsouul Iriends in very county nnd town in our grent commonwealth who are as loyal as lellow countrymen can be to an executive. And so with Judge Mann, our people look upon him ns not onl nn able jurist but nn a citizen who is interested in their every wellare; and their prosperity and happiness is his most enrnest desire. He is ambitious to render them every consideration possible ns n citizen of what is soon to be one ol the lending states ol the great southwest. People were here from every town and community in (Juay county to meet our distinguished visitors. And the News has had the opportunity to hear a great number ol them express themsHves and the expression is unanimous that New Mexico is fortunate to have such representative men in the distinguished positions they! occupy, nnd consider them wormy ol any trust the people should de cide 1,0 repose in them. It was advertised that Col. Hope well and Atty. K. h. Twitchell, president and secretary res.ectivc ly, ol the Irrigation Congress, were to hnve lieen with the governor's party, but could not reach here in time. Governor Curry nnd Judge Mann arrived here on No. 4 nt 1:30 Thursday morning, and u reception was to hnve been held nt the court house nt 3:0a o'clock in the after noon, but owing to n heavy rain storm coming up nt 3:30 postpone ment wns hnd to H:oo o'clock, the plnce advertised Iteing the court house. Hy 7:30 the court house wns filled to overflowing and beloic the time for the Governor and Judge Mann to arrive even the steps leading to the second story were filled in with eople packed in like sardines, so the audience was instructed to convene nt the Air Dome on the corner ol Second nnd Center a hall hour later nnd in Ir little While thin place wns lull ami seveial bundled people left on the outside, but loitunatelv thev oillil Hem tlie speaUets mill le- 14 munied until this part ol the even, mg's piogium was fiuiKhed. This was the lamest guthciing ol Nople that has evei assembled in this 1 it v and the best satisfied lot ol folks the ediloi has had the pleas. uie ol seeing in New Mexico on anv occasion. Donald Stewait called loi the at tention ol the people and with the following appiopiiate speech ol iwelconn intioduced the speakers: IHINAI.P .sI'KWAKT. Ladiks asp Gknti.kmkn: We shall have the pleasure this evening of listening to one of the most distinguished citizens ol New Mexico, who will address you in the interests of the National Irri gation Congress which will be held in Albuipieniue next October. This will be one ol the greatest, (iOVKKM)K UI'.OKlih CritKY if not the grentest event in the his tory ol New Mexico and were there no other renson thnn this, we should be glad to have these gen tlemen with us tonight, but there 1- a lurther renson why we wish to honor our distinguished guests. When Governor Curry wns ap pointed to the highest position in New Mexico, there wns n wnvc ol rejoicing passed over the whole Territory. We knew our interests would be safe in the hands ol Gov- ernoi Curry. We who hnd lived long in the Sunshin" Territory, realized thnt he wns one ol us; he knew our wnnts nnd needs nnd is well knew in what manner to set about seeing that they were gratified, lor as my old friend Max Goldenberg used to sav, when asked how long he had lived in the Territory, "I came here when the mountains were little hills and I have grown up with them." Such is the case with Governor Curry. We didn't look upon him as n re publican, nor ns a democratic gov ernor, we look upon him ns Our Governor nnd I think it has been billy proven to those who hnve their lull measure of good sense, that our hopes have been (ully realized. There is another reason why we should welcome Governor Curry this evening. Same time ago it wns lelt necessary that we should hnve n land office established in I'ucomcnri for the convenience of those residing here nnd in this sec tion ol the country and no one wotked harder in accomplishing his object than Governor Curry, and in (act we owe this to n great extent to his labor in our behnll and I know you will agree with me thnt it has been ol vnst import ance to Tucumcnri nnd tins section ol New Mexico, whereas our peo ple in lormer days hnd to travel ihreo hundred miles and over, go ing from here into the stnte ol Texns and then back into New .Mexico to transact their land bus iness, nt n great outlay oltimeand OF THE COUNTY HERE TO GREET THEM money, now it enn be done com I Inrtnldv nnd conveniently nt home. I Now with regard to our friend lodge Mann; the inoiintains were pretty well grown when he cast his lot with us, but in the venrs since he has become one of us he has en deared himself to all who mav have the pleasure of his acquaintance nnd it seems nlmost superfluous to I offer him nny welcome. You all know the Judge, not in his ollicial capacity, of course, although I will say if you had met him in that way, thnt you would have to confess you got n square deal. uentlemen, it gives me grent pleasure now, in behnll ol Tucum-'hood can nnd Quav county, to welcome you to our midst. The latch string is out; the key is lost nnd nil with in our gates is nt your disposal. oovkknor cukkv Mk. Ciiaikman, Lahiks and Gkn ti.kmkn: When I slatted out on this trij) Irom the city ol santn ru it was with the understanding that 1 was to be met in Torrance by Colonel Ualph Twitchell, Secretary ol the National Irrigation Congress, and I was to accompany him to Santa . Uosa and this city in the interest ol that project. Unfortunately, Colonel Twitchell was detained by some important legal business and ns I had promised some time ngo to pay a visit to this little city, I concluded to make that promise: good nt this tune. borttinntely, I nt Santa Hosa I met Judge Mann nnd persunded him to accompany me here. To the old-timers ol New Mex ico it is not necessary lor nn: to make an apology for my inability to speak in public; they all know I can't make such a speech, but I want to thank you (or the cordial reception you have given me and if I ever doubted the spirit of the people of eastern New Mexico in support of my administration, that has been entirely dispelled since my coming here. With the exception of a few years, I hnve been a resident ol this Territory since my boyhood. At the time I was appointed Gov ernor I was seven thousand miles away. 1 tie rresiuent wired me asking il I would accept the posi tion nnd I nnswered by wire thnt 1 would not nnd then wrote him that I doubted my ability to fill the position and lurther I did not know whether, on account ol my long absence, the people would resent my coining as Chief Execu tive, but since coming back 1 am thankful to to say that I have re ceived the support ol the entire people ol New Mexico, regardless of politics. I npprecinte the remarks of your fellow townsman in regard to my assistance in getting the Land Of fice (or you here, but must say that they nre only partially true. When your delegation arrived in WnsbinKtori, accompanied by Judge Mann, Mr. Mechem nnd others, they called on me and I rendered (hem what assistance I could, but the greatest credit should be given to your lellow townsman, Mr. liuchannn. and I want to say 4o von people thnt when you send Sir. liurhnnnn to Santa Fe or Washington or anv place else to get anything for vou, he is going to get it, because he won't stop until he succeeds. ' Great applause. ) I sincerely hope nnd believe thnt the next session ol Congress will give the people ol New Mexico the full rights of citizenship Stnte will be especially advantage ous to iis through our children. With the school sections sixteen and thirty six and the recent lands given us bv Congress, we will have nearly four million ncres of school Innds. Under the present bill we will get nearh two million ncres for our public institutions nnd with j . ''''''' y,; " " Jt;iKiK KIAVAKD A MANN Cf,sl' payment ol five million dol-, lars vou people will not hnve 10 Send the last dollar you have earth to support the schools order that your children may on I in . lie given nn education. Thnt is not the only blessing. Under statehood you will have the puvilege ol eliding your own Governor, your Judges and other Territorial officials, and I think the new people who have just come in will certainly join hands with us who have never had that privilege nnd work to the end thnt we mav have statehood. It is natural that nil people vvnnt to govern them selves and 1 think we can truth- billy say to nil the world thnt the time has now come when we should have that right and privilege. I, for one, will go to Washington and devote my time nnd energy in order to obtain that result nnd I certain ly hope we will have the co-oper-ation ol nil the citizens Irom the new nnd older counties. You enn write to your lormer Congressmen nnd Senators nnd tell them the conditions here, explain to them lully the situntion, nutl tell them yu wnnt the privileges ol lull-Hedged American citizenship. II we will nil work together, re gnrdless ol what stnte you come from, nnd make n strong fight lor statehood for New Mexico, there is no doubt but what we will suc ceed. I certainly thank you for the kind reception you have given me here today and 1 sincerely ho,n that nt the expiration of my term as Governor, that you will all sa that i have made you a good Governor, Hon. Fpwaup A. Mann. Mr. Chnirmiiu, Ladies and Gentle men: I do not like the iden that has been conveyed to you thnt 1 am the "Uenl Loud Noise" ot this show. As n matter ol (act vou know thnt we of the ludicinry, from time im memorial, have been Biipiosed to keep our mouths closed and "Look I presumi thnt it has always been pretty genernlly nn derstood, that if we did not keep our mouths closed the people would lose fnith in our wisdom. (Grent applause. The Haltering introduction thnt vottr Chnirmnn has given to me, reminds me of a story thnt Abra ham Lincoln is snid to have told It is said that his friends told him of n grent compliment paid him bv "The Little Giant," Senator Doug las, nnd his friends snid to Mr. Lincoln, (who wns then nr. ohscun lawyer, little known to the public) "Don't you feel proud thnt n mnn like Senator Dnuglns should hnv snid such n thing nbout you if" Mr. Lincoln replied, "Well, I'll tell you; thnt reminds me of n fel low over in Snngimon county, Ill inois. He wns n great big, tall, red-headed kind of fellow nnd In went to Springfield to attend the saU. ajr, Among his other pecul- inrilier., he hnd a great loudness lor ginger bread and while nt the luir I,, firmeiwl nnc nl llic stands thev have nt such places nnd bought three big loaves of the gingerbread nnd was walking nbout among the exhibits with n loal under each arm and one up to Ins lace eating it. Uf course, he attracted consider able nttention nnd in course oi a few minutes a considernble crowd wns lollowmg him around making remarks on his appearance and finally he noticed he was attract ing more than the usual amount ol attention, so he turned mound nnd snid; 'I'll tell you (ellows, I reck on I like this stuff letter nnd get less ol it, than any mnn in Sanga mon county." (Applause.) It certainly is a pleasure to mc to be present tonight at this magnificent outpouring oi the cit izenship of Quay county and Tu cumcnri nnd more so Iwcause 1 know you do it out oi the respect and confidence you have in our Chief Executive Governor Curry. (Great applause.) We all love Governor Curry, every ' mnn nnj c,jii jn the 'I man, wo- Territory ol New Mexico. Why? Uccausc he is one of us. He is our kind of lcaplel He thinks as we think; wants what we want, nnd the de sire of his heart is not his own honor nnd glory, but to give to the people of New Mexico what they most want nnd desire, and thnt is the reason that the people ot New Mexico nre proud of Governor Curry. (The Judge then spoke brielly on the benefits the Irrigation Con gress to he held in October at Al buquerque will lie to the Territory ol New Mexico and eecinlly how it will help ndvnnce our cause for statehood.) When .n I look over this intelligent audience, it seems to me nlmost impossible thnt such a people should be kept in the kindergarten, as you might say, ol this yovcrn- I n .1 n ..... V Wise." (Applause) the reason for thnt is l Republican Club Last Saturday night n meeting ot the Republicans of Tucumcari was culled at the Court House lor the puijKjse of erlectiug the or ganization of the 'Juay County Ke liuhlicau club. 'The purose of the organization was explained to the meeting in well chosen words bv Hon. M. C. Mechem. He referred to the good workle ing done for the party by similar organizations throughout the ter litory nnd stnted that lie under stood Republican Clubs would Ik: organized throughout the county, in each precinct. On motion W. F. Iluchanan was unanimously elected President nnd A. D. Goldeulierg, Secretnry. Mr. nuciianan spoke very hopeful of the conditions throughout the coun ty ns he hnd observed them, nnd stnted that he thought the repub licans should (eel very much en couraged over the outlook. Not withstanding the reports that nave gone out over the ontir'. Territory that the eastern por'.iou of New Mexico would go democratic, he believed the reports were entirely erronious and that on election day, il the party would nominate the right mnn ut Snntn Fe to head the ticket, thnt this county could le can ud (or the republicans. I hi Secretary read the list o( signets on the rolls ol the Club which showed over one hundred and 111 ty with less than a half days woik. On motion Mr. Prentice was ujiiointed a committee of one to get some memlK.,rshi cards printed which will he distributed among the meinlxTs, and each mem- Inn is exected tu bring in two or thiee inenilHMS by the next meet inn night. Mi. Karnes made a short talk on the best va to keep up the interest ol the memlK-is and getting a good attendance ut each weekly meeting, and he was requested by the Club to arrange for seakers each wek in 01 del that matters of interest might Ik- hilly discussed b;fore the Club. Mr. Keed llolloman, advanced the ueiiing ol iKTinaneiit County Keinibbcan Headquarters lor the Club, to Ik- kept ojk-ii the year lound, u suggestion that met with very favorable consideration and the Club will arrange ut nn early date lor such quarters to Ik: kept' up as u iermaiieiit home lor all nieiiilKiis. Ways and means were I ully discussed and on motion Mr. Hutchison was unan imously elected Trensuier and Col lector, a H)sition conceded bv all luesent to Ik- the only sinecure which the Club had to olfei. The nest meeting will be held at the Court House and arrangements haxe Ix-en made to have some of our Ik-sI local speakeis present on next Satuiday night when a lull at tendance is desiieil. The Club itarts off with bright piosp. cts and lioui the enthusiasm displayed by ll e members, it will U heard from veij stiougly at the jkjIIs next Nuvelllltei. Coppersmith Breaks His Lejj. Arthur Hnnby, a coqei smith at the li. P. S. W. shops, leceived 11 iuitilul iniurv last Friday alter noun about 5.30. While engaged in some repaii woik on a iM on top ol a boilei the piK burst nnd in making a hurried jump to avoid In'ing scalded by the escuiiug steam he fell a distance of alnjut til teen leet bteaking his right leg. His wound was immediately diess ed bv the conqianv suigeon nnd he was sent on No. t to the railroad hospital nt Alnmngordo. While his wounds nre not of n serious nature yet they nre very painful us he wns slightly scalded in several jilaces. Good Crops. J. C. Newman, n fnrmer living eight miles northeast of town, says he is making letter cros this year thnn Inst, nnd that he has enough old corn in the bin to last another year. His neighlrors. he says, have even letter cros. This is encouraging for the fellow who n few days ngo thought he wasn't going to make nnything nt nil. The ruins were Into but stuff thnt has been cultivated on old Innil 10 rni.lt 1m it.i.i .... ire. .11 I Nowmnn n ;,lis neighlorhood arc good. Cyclone at Conant Special lo the New: Conant had a regular twister Sunday night which wrecked the store of I. V. Gailegos Sr. Soiu and damaged several other buildimfs, The Whitmoru residence was Hit roofed and the Rushy residence I titni! itirkjl in frKiri fsvsf niJl ttuk .,, i,,fl. Anv ,, j,0US(!fl , ,htJ vicint are lU wd more or less. TH , fum umj imjVM, ,8t iMt own UlMing wllJch U I. .. .1 '