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0 ft Advertise Know Where to ft ft Place Their Ads ft $Qftft$ftftftQftftft u) Largest Circulation of Any Taper in Quay County AND TUCUMCARI TIMES 6 ft VOL. XVII. TUCUMCARI, QUAY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 191!) NO. 29 ft '- ft tt ? NEW OIL SYNDICATE BUYS HARVEY INTER ESTS AT BIG FIGURE Representatives of a Minnesota and Iowa Syndicate arrived in Tucumcari Monday where they met Jns. M. Har vey who has been in Quay and Curry counties for several months leasing land for oil and gas purposes. Mr. Harvey took the representatives out to the I'ound place where the first oil well in Quay county is expected to bo drilled in. They were well-pleased with the outlook for oil and upon re turning to Tucumcari they contracted with Mr. Harvey for his holdings in Kunsas, Okluhoma, and New Mexico Curry and Quay counties. A competent geologist is in com pany with the representatives. This was his first visit to Quay county but he believes like all others, that indi cations could not be better for a real oil field than they are in this county. The consideration received by Mr. Har vey is said to have been $220,000.00. He will retain $100,00(1.00 worth of stock in the company and was chosen as general manager. The name of the new company will be "The Iown South ern Oil & Gas Co, Headquarters will be retained in Tucumcari for the pres I'll t . More leases will he obtained in Quay county and a drilling sight will be selected in the very near future. Mr. Harvey has been in the oil gamo ever since he was a youngster work ing mostly in the capacity of driller. The geologist will choose the best lo cation and a block of land will be se cured or as much as possible. The company already has thousands of acres near Hanley, south and west. Mr. Harvey believes that part of the county will probably be chosen be cause it looks good to him. The inten tion of the company is to do consider able developing. There are men in the company having many millions of dollars and there i:: no doubt about them having plenty of capital to drill all the wells they care to and if there is oil they will become multi-millionaires. Every day sees new faces in Tu cumcari. The fever bus passed the common excitement period and now is settling down to brass tacks. With a company like The Iowu Southern Oil & Gas Co. added to those who have been prospecting for many months in this county it behooves those who own property to assist in every way to find out whether there is an oil field here worth developing. QUAY COUNTY MAN RE CEIVED A SMALL FORTUNE 1. R. Choat, of McAlister, wus in town this week on his way home from Ranger, Tuxes, whuie he has been to negotiate a sale of 11250 acres of land neur the oil wells now being brought in. He sold three-fourths of his royal ty in his land for $50000.00 in cash, lie was accompanied by C. II. Hittson of this city who assisted Mr. Choat in making the deal. While in Tucumcari Mr. Chout bought a new auto and drove out home. He intends to make arrangements o move to Tucumcari in the near future where he expects to go into business. The News is glad to learn of the good fortune and to know .Mr. Chout will remain in this county and perhups in this city. He yet owns a one-fourth interest in the oil production that is sure to come from his lands in Texas, so he should worry whether he works or not, but Mr. Chout is not built of the loafing mnteriul or he would not have remained here during the past two years when those-who worked have not mude but little. TUCUMCARI MUST (lO OVER THE TOP IN VICTORY LOAN Mrs. Oscur Sandusky hus been ap pointed City Chuirmun for the Victory Loun Campaign which begins Mon day) April 121. Mrs. Sandusky is an enthusiastic worker and will put forth every effort to have "Tucumcari go over the top" in this drive. She has her ludies well organized and every thing is ready for the "sound of the yhistle" on Mondny morning. The chairmen for the six different wards arc: Ward One Mrs. A. W. Hnight. Ward Two Mrs. Clinton Fausnacht Ward Three Mrs. M. McQunid. Wurd Four- Mrs. J. M. Putmnn. Wurjl Five- Mrs. W. A. Savage. Ward Six-Mrs. Frank Kirby. Tucumcari is in litis for a new depot and the time is nut fur distant if the Stute Corporation Commission is prep erly informed. Members of the com mission together with Supt. CJreenough of Dalhart spoke at the local Chumber of Commerce Tuesday night and from their remarks It is uitu evident the railroad companies will build a new depot as soon us the roads puss back to private ownership. The original plans may be followed with but few chnnges. This would bo one of the best improve ments possible to muke. Tucumcari with paved streets running up to tho present depot would be somewhat like u man with a swell suit of clothes and whocs wearing un old worn-out hat. INSISTS FOURTEEN POINTS MUST HE PEACE BASIS Paris, April 12. Vurled construc tion hus been placed on the order for the return of tho president's ship since his uction became public. In certain quarters tho course was considered as mere bluff. It was far from that. On the other hand, it wns fur from mean ing that President Wilson considered his efforts here in vain and that he would quit. President Wilson feels that the time for delay has passed and that uction is now imperative. In his view the de lays thus far encountered are due to the play of selfish interests, which do not conduce to future pence. He pur poses reducing the problem to simple elements and nsking acquiescence on those phases In which the course of duty lies plain before the conference. This duty ho rcgurds us being suf ficiently defined by tho fourteen points. His attitude is that peace must be based on the fourteen principles lnid down in that document which has been accepted by the allies und by Germany. He declines to permit the issue to bo clouded. Each question is to be measured anew in the light of these precepts and those questions that full outside the prescribed limits arc to bo dropped from further considera-tion. If France or other participants in the conference decline to assent to this method ho will not submit to further proerustinution, but will with draw, taking with him the entile American delegation. Hut if there shall be a cessation of bargaining and false pretenses he will see the thing through. Ho believes that to permit narrow nutionnl interests to override the obvi ous dictutcs of justice would bo to in vito certain repetition of war and would muke fnrciul all efforts to pro mote u league of nations. America's own freedom from sel fish aims gives her tho privilege of spenking frnnkly, and the time for frankness, even for brutal frankness, is at hand, in the president's opinion. He hus declined to be satisfied with tho shadow while striving for the sub stance. Should there be a continua tion of policies in compatible with the foundations already laid down, the president will go back to America, as semble congress in special session and ask that the stute of war with Ger many be declared at un end, leaving the allies to act as they see fit. With the George Washington rendy in a French port, ha will bo in position to cmbnrk ut a moment's notice should occasion, arise. If mutters are smoothed out he will direct that the ship make another trip, while he will go on with the job for which he came to Paris. It would be idle to depreciate he seriousness of the situation, for tho president was never more in earnest nnd his fighting spirit was never more aroused than now; but there is rea son to believe that his attitude will have immediute renction on the con ference, in forcing the nbnndonment of selfish interests and a agreement upon practices consonant with ac cepted principles. Paris conferences cunnot afford to permit a breuk-up of their work now. They enmc here for a purpose that must be executed. Realization of this fact indicntes that Americun views will be met. President Wilson assembled the American delegation and in n tnlk of two hours he laid down the lnw. He suid truffle in principles must no lie tolerutcd and ho declared that the dalogatcs must stand by their guns. This uttitude hod an effect upon yestcrduy's session of the Hig Four, in Premier Lloyd George's house, where Colonel House was present. Rpnurntion was discussed and agreement wus reuched precisely . . . . i . i i : along tnc line uenncu m uwu m patches severul days ngo, whereby seven cuteirories of damages ure to he used as a basis for calculation as to whiit Gcrmanv should nay: the amount and tho system of payments to ho de cided by n commission me conieionce will nnnoint. which will meet within the year. Tho commission will desig nate the sums to ho npp.iod to repura tlon and the sums that may be re served for purchases of food and sup plies for the Germans. It is f.ir to say that in ogress in this direct' Has been made and that fur ther p inress aoon Wl'1 1,0 recorded ny tho withdrawel of annerntion cluims. GARRISON REED Mr. Frunk Garrison nnd Miss Hazel Reed, both of this city, were married Saturday evening by Rev. J. H. Most-sc- pustor of the Methodist church. Thu event wns very quiet only a few of the closest friends of the contract ing parties being present. Miss Reed has been employed in tho First Na tional Rank nnd hns proven herself an accomplished young lady. Shu grad uated from the High School last year and has used hor talents most suc cessfully. Mr. Garrison has been anil is at present employed in the local railroad shops. He bears the reputa tion of being un exemplary young mutt. Mr. nnd Mrs. Garrison have already gono to house-keeping and expect to muke their future home in this city. Tho News Joins their many friends in extending congratulations. If in4i ncf , Mve are behind 1 Lest we forget LOCAL GARAGE MAN BUYS STOLEN HUICK FROM TOURIST, It pays to investigate a proposition before you invest your money. This was proven again Saturday when two men formerly of Melrose came to town driving u six cylinder Buic without money to pay expenses.' They were uccntnpuincd by two women and a little child. It is understood that the men picked up tho women at Fort Worth and drove to Roswell in a Max well car. At Roswell they drove . new six cylinder Huick away coming via McAlister aiviving in Tueunu-uri Friday with the car and women. The; soon let it lie known that they desired to sell or trade thu c-ir m they were short of funds .mil tho car needed some repairs ami a new casing A number of trado'i were son in evidence and tho trj.io in which Geo. Eager figured was soon c .nur.intud. Mr. Eager traded a Ford and gave $200.00 difference. A few hours after the party left Tucumcari Mr. Eager leurned that the cur had been stolen in Roswell and the officers were look ing for same. A number of messages were sent but no trace of the car or party has been found. One of tho men, John I'ennur, form erly live at Melrose who lie has a wife and three children. Tho other man has a wife living near Melrose. The women who are with the men are not known here. The men had been away from home about four mouths in tho oil fields of Texas. A message U) Lee Fnrrington at Mo Alister informed him that these men were wanted. W. C. Lee, con-table and deputy shuriir, was in town Satur day and saw the men but did not know they were wanted until lie returned home. He and Mr. Fnrrington came to town Monday and notified Sheriff Street the car and men hud urrivrd in Tucumcari, but they had trailed lin ear und loft for parts unknown. Mr. Eager is short a Ford and the ca-di "boot" money hut the men will no doubt be caught in a short time. FOR A WORLD PEACE. NOT A FRENCH PEACE London, April 11. "A French peace or a world peace" is the heading of a two column article in the Daily News by the newspaper's editor, A. G. Gard iner, "Wo have come," he writes to a sharp issue and we have to make up our minds whether we are going to follow the French path or whether we are going to keep our own path. "We all want safeguards and secur ity safeguards for France, but safe guards also for the world; safeguaids against every people that has an itch for tho sword. "The question is whether wo are going to get them by a military peace or n clean peace, by what M. Pichon calls the fruits of victory, or by what President Wilson aims at a new world order conceived in tho spirit of liberty and justice. "It has been plain from the begin ning that French statesmanship is stili thinking in the old continental terms and not in world terms. Tho war has taught it nothing." CHARGED WITH MAKING HIS NIECE A "WHITE SLAVE." Albuquerque, N. M., April I I. One of tin. inilii-lmmilK fiilllw! Iiv the federal jury charges Mike Oliver Hardin, a Texan, with violation of the Mann net. It was alleged that he brought his 17 year old niece from Dalhart, Texas, to Tucumcari, N. M lor immoral pur poses. Ontciuls asked that the girl's name he not used. They believed that she- would live a straight lire and said that giving publicity to her name would place her under serious handicap. LIBERTY LOAN RALLY SATURD'Y Tho Victory Liberty Loan drive m'IH lm nnfinwl with u rnllv and liall.l concert Satunlay night at corner of Second and Main. Everybody invited. REGULAR SESSION, FIRST MONDAY. APRIL 7. 1919 The regular April Session of tho i Ilourd of County Commissioners of Quay County, New Mexico, held at the , Court House in the city of Tucumcari. j New Mexico, on Mondny, tho 7th day of April A. D. 1910 beginning at 10 o'clock in tho forenoon of said day, there were present the following: F. W. Nations, Chairman; W. A. Dodson I Wilmii Dodson, Deputy Clerk. The following claims against Quay county aro i ejected: J. F. Murt-3, .work on public rond between Sun Jon I nnd Tucumcuri $82.00, J. H. Walker . for bear gruss taken off land $80.00 The hoard received and accepted report of W. W. Shope on the Tucum cari to Ragland road. Tho hoard of commissioners now ap points W. I). Grilllth road overseer on the public road running north from Sun Jon. And now the board, acting ns n hoaid as finance for Quay county, again considers the application from tin various banks of Quay county to I become depositories of the funds of said county ami inu hoard now orders that approximately sixty per cent of tho county funds bo deposited with tho First National Hunk, Tucumcari, N. M., approximately twenty per cent of the county funds ho deposited with the American National Bunk, Tucumcari. N. M., and approximately twenty per cent of the county funds he deposited with the First National Rank, Naru Visa, N. M. Tit three above mentioned banks are to qualify by mnking good and sufficient bond as required by law in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 57 of the Session Laws of 1015, and Chapter 70 of the New Mexi co Laws 1017. It now nppears to the commissioners that thtv general county fund is de ficient, it is now ordered by the com missioners that the county treasurer i'oninil county fund the sum of $1500.00, said transfer to be made torn-i.-i nvilv and at a later date said sum of $1500.00 to he transferred back from the general county fund to the salary fund. The hoard now receives the Minor ity report and tho majority report of the road viewers heretofore appointed to view the proposed Tucumcari to Montoya public road and the majority report of the road viewers is approved with exceptions ns to the nmount of damages to the land owners nlong the soil public rond. Tho commis sioners now order that Mrs. Nellie Gnrdncr be nllowcd the sum of $100. ns damages for right-of-way, and that P. II Sisnev lie allowed the sum of $250.00 us damages for right-of-way, ami that Otis Alford he allowed the sum of $100.00 for right-of-way, and that J. W. Elliot lie allowed the sum of $500.00 us damages of right-of-way, and that D. J. Finegun he allowed the sum of $050.50, with the under landing that Mr. Finegun agrees to give a quit claim deed to the right-of-way for said road, it is also understood between the bonn' of Quay county commissioners and Mr. Finugnn that it w II he agreeable with the board of cnmmi'i?ncrs for the state engineer to plncit J passnge way for cuttle nun:;.; "- ' lie road at any con ..nitnt nlr-. .- "oction three, town ship r.inrr. iwen'Y-ninu, providing the state engineer sees tit to do so. It is therefore ordered by the bonrd that all of that part of the said pro posed road except that part of the road beginning at the northeast corner of section three in township ten north, range twenty-nine east, and termin ating nt tho west part of section three and on the section line between section three and section four in township ton north, range twenty-eight east, nt n point on said section line just south of tho El Paso and Southwestern Rail wny, be, nnd the same hereby is do clurcd and designated and established as a public highway. The board further orders that three notices shall be posted in three differ ent conspicious pluccs along said high way which shall read an follows: In tho matter of the opening of the Tu cumcari to Montoya public road. The Tucumcari to Montoya road having heretofore been viewed und surveyed and u plat of said rond to gether with the report of the viewers having been heretofore filed with tho clerk of tho commissioners court, und tho commissioners hnving heretofore declared the said road as recommend ed by the viewers to be u public roud. Now, therefore, tho said county com missioners of Quay county, New Mexi co, hereby gives notice to each and every person interested nt the said board of county commissioners will di rect their proper office to open nnd work the said rond as aforesaid from and ufter sixty days from the date these notices arc posted. That nil parties are hereby ordered to remove any obstruction thut may be in the said rond before the expiration of said time under the penalty of the law. It is now ordered by the board of commissioners thut Mrs. Ida Delk nnd Hazel Moore be allowed the sum of $200.00 as damages and for rieht-of wny on the public rond from Tucum cari to Rugland. The board now receives the petition of public rond commencing at the southeast corner of section thirty-six, township ten, range thirty-one and ter minuting nt the southeast corner of section sixteen, township eight, range thirty-three and no action is taken on this petition by the board at this time for the reason that the necessary de posit for twenty-five dollars aoes not accompany the pctction. The claim for rebate on retail li censes filed by C. E. Aldridge attor ney is now rejected by the board. The following petition is received by the hoard: We, the undersigned cit izens nnd property owners in the town of Nura Visn, Quay county, N. M. nnd the additions thereto do hereby pe tition the honorable board of Quay county commissioners for Quay coun ty, New Mexico to permit the said cit izens nnd property owners to incorpor ute said town of Nnra Visa, New Mex ico and additions thereto as a village. Signed. E. S. JERRETT et nl. The above petition is now nccepted by the board of commissioners. YOUNG MEN'S SOCIAL CLUI1 ENTERTA INM ENT FRIDAY The following program will be ren dered ut the Methodist church Fri doy night for the benefit of the Young Men's Social Club. A smnll admission fee of 16c will be chnrged and every body is invited to attend. Instrumental "Till We Meet Ag.i'.t" Orchestra Duet Softly the Winds Sigh Tonight Miss Dora Sisncy and Miss Trumu Stephens Rending The Emancipation of Man, Miss Mac Holt Piano Solo (1) Durnns, Wnltz (2) Qui Vive. Edwine E. Paddock Japanese Songs .. . Mary Sisney Violin Solo "One Fleeting Hour Miss Lorcnc Hurley Vocal Solo When Irish Eyes nre Smiling Miss Emma Gerhardt Reading "The Children's Hospitnl" Miss Mac Holt Trio Where the Morning Glories Grow. Beautiful Girl of Somewhere Orchestra Trio "The Long, Long Trail." Readings TheRnggedy Man, School Dnys, Miss Mao Holt Hindustan Chorus BAPTIST CHURCH Last Sunday wns a great day with us, everybody who heard Dr. Hender son, wns lifted up nnd arc now saying have him to come again. But we nre expecting another good day next Sun day at 1 1 :00 a. m. The Knights Tern plnrs will worship with us und we will have special music. Do not fnil to get there. The Sunday School will meet at 9:45. At 7:00 p. m. the B. Y. P. U. and at 8:00 tho pastor will speak on the Resurrection. GEO. E. Ellis, Pastor. E. M. Higdoy hus purchnsed the Ideul Confectionery of Jno. E. Dietz mun and took charge Monday morn ing. Mr. Higdny needs no introduc tion to most of the people of this city. Ho is one of our best citizens and will no doubt make one of our lead ing business men. He reports business picking up already and owing to his lurge acquaintance among the rail road men especially, the News pre dict success in this new undertaking. Mrs. Houser took the Senior His tory class of the High School to the district court room Wcdnesdny to wit ness tho court now in session. On Thursday she accompanied the Junior High School to the court room nnd let them take in the proceeding. This pruciL'nl demonstrntion will be of considerable value to the young poe ple in their future work. This paper is anxious each weok to issue a spicy and interesting local page. If cuch of our subscribers would hand us in ono news item, what u newsy paper wo could issue. Try It for a few weeks and mark the change. POUND OIL DERRICK NOW BEING ERECTED DRILL IS AT LESBIA Work on the oil well southeast, of town is progressing nicely. Carpen ters went out today to begin putting up the derrick. The pit has been com pleted eighteen feet deep and most of the lumber is on tho ground to hull,! the mammoth derrick. A standard rig will be used to nut down tho holo to n depth of 4000 feet if necessary, but auer examining the shale taken out of the pit some or the oil men suy they would not be surprised to strike oil before the 2000-foot mark wus reached. the hole will be eighteen inches to start with. This size will be used ns far as possible when tho hole will bo cased and a smuller drill bit used. In some fields it hus been necessury to reduce sizes until the hole was but four inches ut the bottom. The casing for each size runs to the top of tho well nnd when the hole is completed the larger cusings nre pulled nnd may be used on another well. Although'the roads were nearly im passable Sunday there were u number of auto loads of people visited the drill site and witnessed the men at work digging the pit and hauling lum ber for the derrick. New men arc ar riving from the Texas oil fields and elsewhere to look over the field and they arc well pleased with the outlook. GERMANY WILL BE REQUIR ED TQ SIGN AGREEMENT Paris, April 15. The peace treaty will be divided into two parts, accord ing to the latest information in the French press. The first part will con cem Germnny nnd will include a claus0 by which she will pledge herself to comply with all agreements to be con cluded with her former ullies. The second purt will not concern Germany directly nnd will be signed only by the' Austrian, Bulgarian und Turkish delo- gutcs. Prospects of pence hnve suddenly be come brighter as the result of agree ments reached by the council of four ut Paris, announcements from which indicate that within a short time the war-worn world will begin to return to something like normul international conditions. On April 25, which will be 105 dnys after the lust gun of the greut war was fired, allied und Germun delegated will guther ut Versailles to discuss the treaty. A statement by President Wilson last night indented that the treaty with Germany would be completed in u very short time nnd thnt .meanwhile settlement of the conflicting claims of Italy and Jugo-Slavia to territory on the eastern shore of the Adrintic would be given preferential consideration. It is probable thnt the allies of Germany will be cnlled to Versailles almost immediately after the German delegates have received the allied terms and have passed upon them. Germnny by tho terms of the treaty will be called upon to puy 100 billion gold murks, which ut the pre-war rate of exchange would be equivalent to $23,820,000. Of this sum there must be paid within two years un umount equnl to $4,701,000,000 nnd during tho next thirty yenrs twice thut sum must be turned over to the allies. A commission will detotminc when und how the remnining $0,528,000,000 of the reparation fund must bo paid. There seems to lie an agreement on the vexing problem of the Franco German frontier. It is said that tho Germans will be compelled to with draw all troops from a zone 25 miles wide on thu right bank of me Rhine while the allies wih hold the left bnnk nf that river until thr first In stallment of tho in-leiiinitv is paid. It is indicated that Franco nnd Grent Britain will j-i-'ve a major portion t f the indemn'ty, it being es timated thut 85 per cent of the total will go to them. Out of the remain der the smaller powers will bo given their share and that there will be some dissatisfaction on their part is expected. In Hungnry, where a soviet republic has been in power for several weeks, the execution of Archduke Joseph of Austrin, Dr. Alexendor Wekorle, form er premier and Baron Joseph Szto prenyi, minister of commerce, is re ported. Confirmation is lacking. Riotous disorders continue in Ger many. In Bavaria there aro indica tions that the government led by Premier Hoffmann, successor of Kurt Eisner, is gaining ground nnd thnt tho soviet regimsnt, which threatened to take over complcin control, may be ousted. In Berlin there huvo been dealing in stolen goods. In the in dustrial region of Westphalia strike continues, but no further fighting hus been reported. A rather disquieting situation has arisen in India where there has been disorders of a serious character. The situation in Egypt is reported to be under control of the military fcrces commanded by General Allenby. 4'