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4- 9ke tucumcari Views S. r. Be "leans After the War ft SU Sy the President ft Give t 'I Worthy Causes ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft s ft 9 ft ft Ho Americans After the War ft Stand by the President ft Give to All Worthy Causes AND TUCUMCARI TIMES VOL. XVII. TUCUMCAHI, QUAY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1919 NO. 21 X SEVEN SHOTS FIRED AT PREMIER OF FRANCE Pails, Felt. 10. Georges Clemen cenu, tho French premier, was struck three times by bullets in an attempt to ussassinuto him today. On-! bullet entered tho right shoulder and lodged under the left .shoulder, missing the spinul cord and the lungs. The other two bullets caused scarcely more than abrasions of the skin on the rlghs arm mid the right hand. In all seven shots were fired at the premier point blank by the would-be assassin, Emile Cottin, known in an archistic circles as "Mllou," who was arrested directly after the shooting. Two bullets passed through the cloth ing of the premier. Policeman Goursnt, who was wound ed in thu right eye, although not ser iously, by one of the assassin's shots, told a representative of the Associated Press that Piemier Clemcnccau rush ed up to tlu nuaHtiin and grappled with him. The premier's wound Is not regard ed as dangerous in itself, but it is felt thnt theru might be serious conse quences from it, considering the age and infirmities of the victim. One of the witnesses of the shoot ing, Henry Moulin, a barber's assist ant, told the Associated Press repre sentative that when he heard the first shot fired he believed it was the Am ericans firing in the air, "as they aro in the habit of doing," he said. Moulin rushed out of his shop when he saw what was hnppening, crying "Thry have assassinated Clemcnccau." He closed with the premier's assailant and the man threw away his revolver and held up his hands. Waiters from a nearby restaurant joined in holding the assassin, whom the police had some difficulty in. get ting from them, and before the police secured the assassin lie was beaten by the crowd. One of the men in the crowd seemed to wish to help the pre mier's assailant and the crowd bent him badly. According to the policeman the as-, sassin entirely emptied his weapon. All the windows of the premier's auto mobile were smashed by the bullets. "THE CAUSE WON" They tell us the war isovcr The war with its horror and strife, The battle of Nations is ended With the armistice, signed aright; That, at last, the great war is over, The tide of battle turned, And while under lire of the enemies' guns, Our Allies, their bridges, burned. The world with unrest made bitter Thruout the-five years of wrong, Made so, thru a treacherous dream of lust By a despot whom false pride made strong. Our men gave their lives in a conflict With no spur of conquest or greed, For the fate of mankind in the bal ance, They fought that a world might be freed. Our soldiers brave men in the battles Of the greatest war history has shown, Ended the carnage of bloodshed Defending the right, till they won; Our men whom the Country gathered To fight in this common cause To make this world free and equal, Have conquered and wrought high er laws. The laws of a League of Nations Had its birth thru the battles fought And the hope of a world Is centered On this deeper, higher thought That the world in peace be united In a brotherhood o'er land and sea, Where the clush of arms shall be ended And all men '.shall be free. Mrs. Ezra Haas. The Fathers and Sons banquet at the High School tonight promises to bo the big event of the season. Two hun dred covers aro being laid. NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! TO UNITED WAR WORK PLEDGERS! Your pledges are now long pust due and your Govern ment is calling on us for the returns form these pledges. Do your duty now, and call at the Chamber of Commerce ut once and take up your sol emn pledge. Nearly every county In the Stute has settled Its propor tion of the pledge. Let's not be the last to respond. If you huve nut settled your pledge please do so at once. The above also includes the Victory Boys and Girls. "DIRECTOR OF COLLECTIONS" ftftftftftftftftftdft RUSSIAN GOVERNMENTS DE CLINE TO MEET UOLSIIEVIKS Washington, Feb. 19. Formal re jection of the proposal that they meet with delegates of the Bolshcviki and other Hussion governments at Prince Island was handed to tho peace con ference nt Paris today by representa tives of the governments oi Siberia, Archangel and Southern Russia, ac cording to a dispatch to the Russian embassy here from Ambassador liak hmeteff at Paris. In their note the three governments said they gladly accepted the oiler of tho allies to collaborate In the intnor pacification of Russin, but that there could be no conciliation between them and the Bolshcviki, who wore denounc ed as traitors and fomcntcrs of an archy. Several plans for a solution of the Russian problem have been laid before the supreme council. Only one of the plans involves the use of force. It is based on the idea that the reluctance of the allied powers to the use of their armies against what some of them regard as only a "working men's gov ernment," enn be met by recourse to a volunteer army. It is held thnt no difllculty would be encountered in rais ing utmost any desired number of sol diers for a Russian campaign from the millions of men now being discharged from the armies of tho entente and fmcricn.' Several members of the council doubt, however, whether their govern ments would escape socialistic wrath by even this direct method of com batting Bolshevism. In dicntions nrc thtft the supreme council will fall back into a waiting at titude, although it may be found pos sible to do something in a peaceful but effective way to weaken the Soviets through economic reconstruction. The reparations committee of the peace conference is speeding up its work so us to be ready to submit esti mates of the damages Germany must pay when data is required in connec tion with the framing of the treaty of pence. It is believed that this cannot be long after President Wilson's re turn to France. 19 RESOLUTIONS FOR 1919 I will not quit but will push my per sonal job in helping clean up the war. I will buy wisely, save sunely anil invest securely, and will insist upon getting 100 cents value for every dol lur spent. I will take the "if" out of "Life" anil make it build up "Thrift." I will have u personal' share in my country's victory flnnnce. I will have enough sunt! to hold on to the slippery dollar. I will increase my savings, not to morrow, or next dny, hut now! I will capitalize myself through sav- ing, I um my own biggest asset. I will not sell my Government se curities for a mess of pottage. I will join the "Get Ahead" move ment, such as one of the Government saving societies. I will not let the "Wnr-is-over" idea make me ungrateful to those who huve fought and bled for Liberty. I will be behind our end of the peace table with my heart, brains, lnbor en couragement and money. I will employ all practical means of stopping the foolish drip from the pocket-book which undermines the foundation of Family Success und Save through War Savings Stamps, Thrirt Stamps and Government Bonds and other safe measures. I will make thrift a happy habit and a solid business whlcli secures con tinuous profit from the spending of money wisely. I will remember that thrift is one of the great lessons taught by tht war. I will not set aside my newly-ac quired hnblts of thrift and sacrifices, but will "carry on" with greater zeal and enthusiusm tlinn ever before. I will keep a written nccount of what I buv. study It' weekly, and try to re- duce my foolish spending, and incrense my ability to buy wisely. I w ill look aheail anil not allow my imnulse to spend thoughtlessly rob me of "some big opportunity or advance ment which may come in the future. I will save for a "Turn Around rund" which will enable mo to meet an un expected need, or better, an ed opportunity. 1 will snve not through miserliness or to support future laziness but to live well now anil in the future. I will conserve my time, my energy, and my money, that Imny work with out flnnncinl worry, with a clear head and fresh vision. A. S. Ross and W. S. Townsend, of Chicago, aro here this week looking over tho Red Peaks. Mr. Ross is rep resenting a company interested in the aluminum deposit on this property, His company has mode an offer for the aluminum and if his testa are sat isfactory it will mean much to tho owners of tho property ns well as Tu cumcari and Quny county. Mr. Ross will not give out anything for publl cation other than this one expression, "It looks like tho best gamble I have over seen and I think it will prove satisfactory." Mr. Townsend is a firm believer in tho Red Peous and owns considerable stock in the present com puny. THE GRIM HARVEST OF WAR Hi .n ttiiA.iMi In l In1 midst ol' tlu desolation of transport driver and Ills team, killed FOOD ADMINISTRATOR SAYS PACKER CONTROL DANGEROUS Washington, Feb. 10. A confidential report made to President Wilson by Herbert C, Hoover six months ago on the big meafpackcrs was made public' ' . T ..ml today ity tho fooil ailministration nt scratch. Later he was wounded in the the diiection of the president "to es- ankle nt Uallnu Wood but not enough tablish the real position of Mr. Hoover to force him to the hospital. A few and the food administration on the days later he was struck on the right control of the Chicago packing Indus- shoulder with a gun in the hands of tries." In recent henrings before con- a German he thought he was going to grcssionnl committees witnesses for .capture. He thought the Gormun was the livestock men charged collusion be- surrendering and was handing him the tween Mr Hoover nnd the five lending gun when without warning he struck packers. Satterlee and knocked him down break In the report, in response to a re- ing his shoulder blade. He turned to quest from the president for his views walk away when Satterlee drew his on the rccommendntions of the federal revolver ond sl'.ot him through the trade commission, Mr. Hoover said he reaffirmed his opinion given nearly a year before that "there is a growing no place for a minister's son. He said and dangerous domination of the nn-.all he thought of then was to 1ill cv tions food-stufTs," and approved some ery German in sight. He was sent to of the commission's proposals. He the hospital in August and remained recommended constructive regulation rather than stretching temporary war, powers or the government, and ex-' pressed the belief that the domination or tne packers tint not necessarily im ply wrong doing on their part, hut was the natural out-growth "of vil lous factors which need correction.' Mr. Hoover accepted as economocnl-i ly sound the federal trade commission' , recommendation regarding federal con- irui in un mill uiiu luir.geruior car service, nnd said stockyards should be "ontirely dis-nssociated from the con- trol of the pnekcrs. He contended, however, that wrong practices between buyers nnd sellers would not be corrected by the govern- mont controlling or owning yards. His own instinct. Mr. Hoover said, was against federal ownership of the packer' branch houses and cold stor- Hon was lorceii irom uortn to unris age and warehouse facilities. Going n. In one of the most masterly into aspects of the packing industry ! speeches ever heard in Santa Fe Son- not covered by the trade commission, he said: "If proper nbbatoirs could be ex- tended near the larger towns, possibly with municipnl help and the operations t,nrnin .nl,.t..,l f.nm lll...,Uttnnn competition, 1 believe they would not ! only succeed, but would greatly stimu- ""'K iu'u' lul"l'uu" late the local production of meat ani- "c world. .... mals. One effect would be a great It it reported in Santa I; e that upan stabilization of prices by a wider based ihe "PPearance of the bi-hnguul bill market than that now so largely de- f,?m 'l committee, Governor Larra pendent upon u small group of buyers.' zol wi "duress both houses in sup- VISITING PREACHER AT THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH SUNDAY There will bo prenching services at the Christian church next Sunday, Feb 23, Rev. S. G. Dattenlield, of Clovis, N. M., will preach both morning und ev ening. All the members arc urged to lie present at these services. Visitors also invited. Sunday school at 9:45. Be on time.. Floyd Walker has returned home from Camp Kearney, Calif, where he was discharged. He expects to makel0n the ballot grunting equal suffrage quay county his home again. He is not looking so well on nccount of just getting out of the hospital where la was confined with thu "flu." He re ports his brother, Laurence still in France but expected home soon. He is not elated with army life but if unoxpect-Jnecessnry he would volunteer his scr vices to the government. Floyd is n strong young chap and his many friends are glod to welcome him back and hope he will soon regain his for mer health and strength. John Welch, formerly of San Jon, where he owned and farmed a place a few miles northwest of town, came to Tucumcari last week and secured u job in the railroad shops. His wire had been living in Tucumcari since last December and they met nt the Oklahoma Hotel early Friday morning. It is said he proposed to secure u house in town where ho wanted Mrs. Welch to join him, hut she refused. He said he would kill himself if she did not return to him, but she was emphatic in her refusal. Ho went into another room where he took poison nnd within ten minutes was dead. His troubles were soon ended und he sign ed n peace treaty which cannot bo broken. His father nnd sister were notified nt San Jon and they took charge of the body. .... ....... - war In nni-thi'iii l-rnnrc Mr n ticrinu' by a Mngle lit ult explosive shell. TUCUMCARI BOY WOUNDED IN FRANCE LAST AUGUST Chester Satterlee came in from Dal- hart, Friday. He has been In France having been in the first drive nt Chnu- tau Thierry, going through without a head. Chester tells of many thrilling escapades and it is nluin that war is there until a few weeks iil'o. nlthnuL'h he was returned with the casuals to the United States last October. He says his shoulder is gradually getting well and hopes to he ready to work shortly. POLITICAL NOTES FROM CAPITOL Armnllrn- tu iinim-iun in tb,. itnl . itv , hbrlilv ..,-, ,.nl, I,. ,.,t,.,. ina been aUUt,d t0 the political history of New Mexico by the action of the Sennte on laat Tuesday when thu h.t- tur b0lly through its Republican mcm- 1)Urs 0US(ed Senator Isaac Unrth of Bernalillo county through a so-called political chicanery. Senator Barth's seat was contesteit by W. II. Chrisman who clnimed his 'seat on the ground that several votes which were cast for Uarth in the elec- "tor Barth arraigned the Republican party for its action in ousting him, henpini? "P?" .the majority members 'lc responsibility oi incurring a state I"' '". " bellfttOr Stated, WHS llkin to thllt of tile terror-rnlscrs of Europe who were Ijllll l Ul LIIU I'llUlUWUIItll lUKI.IMIkll'll which composes a major portion of I his message. It h stated the evident increase in opposition to the measure among the legislators has occasioned a fear on the port of the executive that the compulsory Spanish Law may fail to carry. One thing seems certain and that is tiiat the Democratic mem ,,,. of th(; leK.siulure art. not to 8tun,i lloIle itl 0,)psij; the compulsory Spanish bill, nor the other educational measures that huve aroused so much animosity over the state. The fir, step toward lifting the lid to women of New Mexico found in ception in the legislature this week when a measure was introduced from the Democratic ranks extending to the women nn equal franchise at all elec tions It is commonly known that n strong opposition to the suffrage - amendment bill will be exerted by the Spanish-American members of the Re publican majority, in spite of the fnct thut tho hitter's platform contains that plank. The bill providing for equal suff rage will doubtless appear in the low er House on its third reading for either passage or rejection the lntter port of the week. Democratic members of the lower house stand perhaps without nn exception strongly in favor of suff lage and upon its re-appearance from committee channels, it is snid, the Democratic members will endeavor to place that body on record either for the adoption nnd passage of the bill or its rejection, the latter of which would heap much accountability on thu opposition. In every legislature there must be some one to furnish the comic relief, and in the present session Andres Me dinn of Morn county is continually add Ing to the gnyety of nations. Medina's latest effusion is n bill to provide that persons who want to secure u divorce in the district courts of tho state must U. S SOLDIERS ON RHINE FIRM FOR WILSON POLICIES Coblenz, Feb. 10. The American Army of occupation is beginning to sit up and take notice of the doings nt the peace conference, since Its own special interest in getting home in the 'quickest possible time seems to the army to be intimately affected by every petty Paris motive for procrastina tion. The army of occupation is thinking and talking foreign politics in un printable terms, and is leaving no doubt in its hearers' minds that the I army maintains its Americanism 100 I per cent pure and uninfluenced by propaganda from any source'. Careful sounding of opinion in the army war rants the conclusion that the troops arc squarely behind President Wilson in the conference negotiations. "Wilson knows what he's doing," is n typical opinion heard today, and "They won't put anything "over on Wilson," is another. Army peace con ference fans nrc playing no favorites i except their own country. While the sole burning desire to get home quick i the army is in no mood to compromise with any nation's selfish interests, par ticularly as it is imbued with a vivid consciousness of Americn's disinter estedness. "The army wants to see a just peace prevail speedily, and pungent opinions are expressed about statesmen and diplomats yho attempt to hold up tho peace express with clashing clnims of special interests. The army of oc cupation has its ear to the ground and cntches the faintest thought-provoking echo from Paris, while the slightest change in any nation's attitude toward America and Americans is quick to reach the Rhine front und mould pub lic opinion of doughboys nnd officers alike. How closely the men of the third army are following the doings behind j the "scenes of the peace conference is ' illustrated by an unfounded rumor, up . pnrently bred by reports of fresh nr mistice negotiations, to the effect thnt all combat divisions which were sched uled to go home in the near future would be held here indefinitely. Noth ing official is known here, of course, V any orders countermanding prepara tions for taking home the fortunate combat divisions which, it has been believed, would be the first in Hue to move. SEVEN NEW DIRECTORS WERE ELECTED WEDNESDAY. FEB. 19 The election of directors to the Tu- cumcuri Chamber of Commerce was held Wednesday night nt the Elks' Home and the following were elected to fill the seven vacancies: H. Bonem, A. D. Goldenbcrg, D. E. Bent. W. P. Kirliy, J. M. Eager, W. J. Eitzen, and R. D. Gambill. Meeting was called to order by H. Ilonem, acting chairman. Earl George nnd L. Blitz were se lected as judges with Max. J. Goldcn lierg and S. M .Wharton as tellers. There were - members present hold ing 11 proxies and 80 ballots were cast. There were fourteen names put before the club to be voted upon and the seven securing the highest vote were elected. John Miller, 80 years old, who had been mnking his home with his daugh ter, Mrs. Henry Swan, died last Thurs day after a sickness of only a few days duration While he was on old man and would soon huve passed the 00-vear mark, he had been unusually strong and a few mouths ago it was thought he would live ninny years, but he was taken sick a few weeks ago and gradually grew worsts until the end came Thursday. The hotly was laid to rest in Sunnyside cemetery H i- day afternoon. Mrs. Swan ho.s the sym pathy of all in this sad bereavement. J. M. Stark and family returned to Tucumcari Sunday night from Denver wheie they have been for several months, Mr. Stark being in the grocery business. When asked how long they were here for? Mr. Stark replied "For life." So there's lots of places worse than Tucumcari. Anyhow they all come back if you give them a little time. Hack in the oil fields of Texas they are planning to come to Quay county. While there is noting definite along drilling for oil it seems that great things are being expected. Of course Mr. Stark is not interested in oil but he expects to go into other business and an oil boom would not hurt any business enterprise. prove to the judge thnt they aie per sons of good moral character. If they fall to produce tho requisite proof, they will not only be refused their lib erty bonds but they will be fined $100. With the best intentions in the world Medina does not seem to have found n very practicable remedy for the di vorce evil of the country. The sheriffs and peace officers of the state held a meeting in Snnta Fe last week to determine what legisla tion they should demand from the pies ent administration. Among the de mands thnt were mode was for an in crease in the allowance for feeding the prisoners, and another bill to be pre pared will grant higher rntes of pay to jailers. The fight on the mounted police will be maintained and n show down will come on this matter before thu session of the legislature closes. ERZBERGER IS GALLEO DOWN BY H.VOGLER Weimar, Feb. 18, Mathius Erzber ger of the German armistice commis sion, again held the center of the stage at this afternoon's session of the na tional assembly, outlining the history of thp armistice negotiations. His statement was in reply to a bitter per sonal attack made upon him by Dele gate Vogler of the German Peoples' Party. Ilerr Erzbergcr told the house it was Prince Maximilian of Baden who hud approached the entente because of the iron compulsion of the high mil itary command for peace It was Field Marshal Ilindcnbcrg who de manded tnd authorized the signing of the first termB, Herr Erzbergcr de clared. Hcrr Vogler in his attack on Erz bergcr launched into a harangue of pcrsonul accusation and abuse. lie de clared the happenings Sunday would open the eyes of everyone to the di rection in which Germany was going nnd cast a doubt on the wisdom of signing even the first armistice. "We have lost the war," Vogler de clared, "and we raise the mast serious charges against you " At this point thu house became a bedlam and Vogler, by shouting, at tempted to continue, but cries from the left silenced him. After President Fehrenbnch had rebuked him Vogler continued: "We assume that peace will como very soon, but we assume that it will be the peace of the graveyard." Herr Erzbergcr offered to resign whenever the house desired in con cluding his reply to Vogler, and add ed: " Our people must not starve. Hun ger is the pacemaker for bolshevism. We must offer gold und securities for food. Capitalists must put their for tunes at the disposal of the govern ment so that the people will not starve. Labor and capital must work together. Measures of force must lie used." HOME TALENT MINSTREL PROMISES TO BE A BIG HIT Tucumcari home talent will stage a Black Minstrel next Wednesday night nt the H-II Theatre when all the real monkey-shines imaginable will be pull ed off or on us the ease might be. A real show with talent that would do credit to any organization. Some of the performers have had considerable expedience in the theatrical business and this will be the first time they have appeared on the public stage in Tucumcari. Come out and sec some real artists pull new jokes, hear them sing the latest songs and watch them perform. Just the thing you have been waiting for. It has been n long time since a real show filled with mirth clear to the last, has been given the citizens of Tucumcari. The proceeds are to go towurd de fraying the expenses of the band to El Paso the first of March when the Chamber of Commerce will send a big bunch of boosters on a special train to invito the cattlemen to hold their next convention in Tucumcari. Tickets are being sold with reserved seats free at $1.00 cu'-h and if those attending are not fully satisfied they will be given their money back. This guarantee is promised because those in charge know the big show will make a hit from start to finish. Don't for get the date next Wednesday night at the H-H Theatre, under the direc torship of Prof. Paul James, who hni proven himself a leader in every re spect. The Hoy Scout Band will be present to furnish the music. "Employes of the Americun Smelting and Refining Company and other large American concerns operating in the state of Chihuahua, Mcx., have been ordered to concentrate in Chihuahua preparatory to leaving for the United Status. Persistcn rumors of impend ing bnndit raids and rebel threats to destroy property aro responsible for the proposed exodus of Americans. NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! TO UNITED WAR WORK PLEDGERS! Your pledges are now long past due and your Govern ment is calling un us for the returns form these pledges. Do your duty now, and call at the Chamber of Commerce at once and take up your sol emn pledge. Nearly every county in the State has settled Its propor tion of the pledge. Let's not be the lust to respond. If you have not settled your, pledge please do so at once. The above also Includes the Victory Boys and Girls. "DIRECTOR OF COLLECTIONS"