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Oldest Established The Paper That Reaches the People Not Owned nor Controlled by Politicians Clovis News ho J VOL. 5 NO. 41 CLOVIS. STATE OF NEW MEXICO JANUARY US, 1912 $1.00 Per Year 1 rlrj Pope Appointed Federal Judge. Washington, D. C, Jan. 15. President Taft this afternoon sent to the Senate the appoint ments of William H. Pope to be federal judg for New Mexico: Stephen B. Davis of Las Vegas to be United Staies attorney, and John w. March to be United States surveyor general. There A'illbe noother appointments to day. Judge Pope will leave this evening tor Philadelphia whence he will return to New Mexico. Frederick Ingalls was appoint ed surveyor general for Arizona, fttho apaointment of Secundino I Kbtnero of Las Vegas for United States marshal was held up by a protest of Congressman Harvey B. Ferguson. The appointment of Judge Pope was fought the saloon element of Chaves county. Later, At the last moment it seems that JudRe Pope's appoint ment has been delayed. Half Soles, cobblers out fiits, etc., at "The Hardware Store" Milliren-Buchanan Hwd. Co. County Commissioners' Proceedings. The newly elected board of County Commissioners compos ed of Ben Crawford, 3rd dist; W. H. Doughton, 1st dist; Roy D, Elder, 2nd district, of Curry county, met in session this the 10th day of January 1912 3 p. m. On motion of W H Dough ton, Roy D. Elder was elected temporary c lairman. Moved by Mr. Doughton that Mr. Crawford be made perma nent chairman for the term of one year ending Januarv 1, 1913 Mr. Crawford declared elect ed as permanent chairman. Moved by Mr. Elder that res ignation of D. L. Moye as con stable of Precinct no. 9 be ac cepted. Carried. Moved by Mr. Doughton that the resignation of Ambrose Ivy as Justice of the Peace of Precinct No. 9 be accepted. Carried' Motion to appoint janitor ta bled until next meeting. Motion to adjourn until Mon day, January 29, 1912. Carried. If you get a stove with the back of it, its bound to be a good one. A Bank, non-partisian in politics, gi & Bank with a disregard of social standards, and g A Bank of the people; in other words, j A "Man to Man" Bank, which holds alike, the interest I Conservative and Strong I I The Clovis National Bank I "The Bank That Accommodates" Jg W. C. McDonald Duly Inaugurated Governor. William C. McDonald first Gov ernor of the state of New Mex ico was duly inaugurated last Monday. January 15th, 1912. Mr. McDonald is an old resi dent of New Mexico having lived here for enough years that he knows her people and her hopes and her fears and her possibilities well. He is the man in the new state to whom the people must look and do look, without reguard to polotics. re licion, race or color, as the ptMr of the great ship which was launched when President Taft signed his name to a proclama mation ending territorial ru'e. Mr. McDonald has a difficult position. It is a position that requires strength of character, mental balance fearless courage. The old past whereby NewMexico was governed from Washington, has ceased, and if the new !?tate is to go forward and to prosper and progress she must chart a course and luld to it. The governor, it is true, has not the power to accomplish all that the new state may need he is but the head of the other state officers and of a legislature which has in its hands the lawmaking powers. But state officials, legislature and the people who believe in the future of the state and who want to see the state grown and prosper should now join hands, eaist 'aside all bickerings ard work for the one end. New Mexican. Mrs. W. H. Montgomery came up Friday from Portales, to visit her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Mc Bee. R. L. whitehead returned this week frow a trip to Oklahoma City. (i. W. Warren and Mrs. Mary Williams were united im mar riage last Thursday evening, at the home of Mr. Warren. The News extends congratulations. My wife and I being separa ted I will not stand responsible for any debts she may m8ke, A. P. Green. Come to the "Stove Store" when you want a stove - -Milliren-Buchanan. New County Officers , Rnterupon Duties. County Clerk, A. L. Await was the first of the Curry coun ty officers to be "sworn in." His bond having been approved by Judge McFie on the 13th which A. L. says is his lucky day. All of the remaining offi cials, including Commissioners W. H. Doughton, 1st district, Roy D. Elder 2nd district and Ben Crawford, 3rd district. nn.MUi iuliiiiwc ivy, OUJCllll- tenpent of Schools. L. C. Mers felder, Treasurer, John F. Tay lor, Sheriff D. L. Moye, Probate Judge McBee have been "sworn in" and are now full fledged officers of Curry County under whose regime thr county will hold away for the next five years . Contest Case of Interest A contest case of considera ble interest to homesteaders was set for hearing Tuesday before U. S. Commissioner, W. J. Cur ren. Attorney R. E. Rowells represented contestant, Clarence V. Mallard and Attorney H. L. Patton represented M. E.Chappell contestee. Witnesses summon ed were Messrs. Viers, Lamison Tate. The result of the ruling in this case will be watched with a great deal of interest by parties who are contemplating initiating a contest but would sooner see the law tested by the other fel low. 3. E.' Busser, Supt. of the Santa Fe reading rooms was registered at the Gran Quivera, Monday. Among the notable events transpiring in Clovis recently was the formation of a co-partnership between the leading legal lights of Curry county, W. D. McBee and W. A. Havener. Hereafter, these well known disciples of Blackstone will do business under the firm name of McBee and Havener, attorneys at law, and will practice before all courts state, district and federal. The News can cheer fully recommend this firm to the public both beiiig pioneers in Curry county. Mr. McBee is credited with being the father of Melrose while Judge Havener holds about the same title in Clovis. Suffice it to say they are both too well known to need any commendation at our hands and we speak for the new firm prolonged success. tThe Demonstration Train Reaches Clovis on the 23rd AH Farmers are Urged to be Present on this Date. The success of the first weeks run by the New Mexico Agricul tural Demonstration train now on tour of all points on the. San ta Felines in New Mexico has surpassed the expectations of the most enthusiastic of the promo ters Of the idea. The train start ed Thursday at La Tuna, near the Texas line in the lower Mes illa Valley. The first weeks at tendance af something like 12. ()00 people, absolutely guarantees the success of the train and the deep interest (manifest in it throughout the state. The school children, especially. are showing deepest interest in the train and almost without ex ception they are taking notes preparatory to writing letters to to be entered in the letter writ ing contest for three prizes of $10,$5 and $3 for the best letters on the subject: "What I learned ; from the Agricultural Demon-j station Train." These letters must not exceed 500 words in length, must be submitted ou or before February 10th, to Demon- strtfion Tram Contest, Bureau of Immigration, Albuquerque, N. M., and the contest is open to all school children under 15 years of age who visit the train. The train will reach Clovis for a stop of all night at 7. p. m. o'clock, January 23. Be there when the train arrives. The entire staff is taking part in the lecture and demonstration work arid no farmer who has his own interest at heart can afford to miss the train. The train is npt for farmers alone, however, and everybodylis invited to visit it during she stop here. The slogan of the train is: "For Better Farming in New Mexico" and in this every citizen in this community has a direct interest. Havener Budget. The farmers in the Havener ! vicinity are wearing a smile j since the thaw. D. V. Winn and Jim Wilis made a flying trip to Clovis Thursday after supplies for the store. George Briggs and Frank Ma gee transacted business in Clo vis the first of the week. Joe Fuller was in Havener the middle of the week. William Eshelman went to Clovis Friday evening remain ing over night Robert Burns is recovering slowly from the effects of a broken leg sustained in a runa way last week. Wm. Eshelman and family were visitors at Frank Magee's Wednesday evening. D. M. Winn and Jim Willis went to St. Vrain Saturday. "Chief National" Ranges sold only by the Milliren-Bu- hanan Hwd. Co. Company K. Boys Organize Basket Ball Team. The boys of Company K. New Mexico National liuani organ ized a basket ball team last Mon day night after drill. The fol lowing officers were elected: J. A. Bishop, mag'r.. C. 0. Forbes, captain and Hardy Mc Bee, secretary and treasurer. The Armory has been fitted up with goal baskets by our enter prising second Lieutenent, and the boys look forward to some good fast work, watch us grow, Company K. to the front, we lead others follow. Effort to Save the Life of the Boston Murderer. Boston, Mass., Jan. 11. It is expected that within two weeks an appeal will be sent to Govern or Foss and the executive council in an effort to save the life of Rev. Clarence Richeson, condem ned to death for the murder of Avis Linnell. The fight for a commutation of the sentence will be financed by Moses Grant Ed mands, father of Miss Violet Ed monds, the former fiancee or Mr. Richeson. Dr. Bailey and Joe Sherman of Tolar and J. H. Latham of Tolar arrived Wedpsday on business, They are K .King after matters relative to the possibility of form- I ing a new county out of the northwest parts of Guadalupe and Chaves counties at the com ing session of the state. legisla ture. Fort Sumner will make an effort to get a county scat and otherwise other towns on the cut off in the country. Fort Sum ner Republican. The Popular Range in Clo vis - - the "Chief National," a guaranteed., satisfactory range at a very reasonable price. Ask about them. Division Superintendent J. E. McMahon's private car was side tracked here Wednesday evening Mr. McMahon spent the evening inspecting various parts of the work here. Roswell Register Tribune. Want "Stove" or stove re pairs, see the "Stove Man" at Milliren-Buchanan Hwd. Co. J. B. Briscoe of Clovis arrived Sunday to spend several days in the city on business or pleasure. Roswell Record. . Want Guns, Ammunition or gun repairs, see the "Gun Man" at Milliren-Buchanan Hwd. Go. a V. STEED Undertaker & Embalmer Manager Clovis Cemetery Day Phone 14. We do not charge for our readiness to serve, but only for the service rendered. BERT CURLESS Phone 254 Painting, Tinting, Papering, Glass etc. Elder Boyce Slain by Man His Son Wronged. Fort Worth, Texas, January, 13th A. G. Boyce, father of the man who was recently arrested in Winnipeg, Manitoba, charged with abducting Mrs. J. B. Steed from a hospital in Fort Worth, tonight was shot and killed by J.B. Sneed a banker of Amarillo husband of woman with whom young Boyce is said to have el oped. Boyce, who was about 70 years old, was sitting in the lobby of a local hotel when Sneed walked in. According to witnesses, he, Sneed walked up to the elder man. The old man turned and looked at Snead and then asked him.by-standers declared, "Well, what are you going to do about it?' Sneed muttered something in reply and then drawing his re volver, fired two shots quickly. He hesitated an instant as the old man fell forward and then fired three more shots into the body of Boyce. Boyce was dy ing when others in the lobby, which was filled with people, reached him. Sneed immediately left the hotel, but was arrested a short time later as he returned to the scene of the shooting. He re fused to make any statement. On his death bed Boyce made a statement declaring that he saw Snead once before today in the lobby of the hotel and avoid ed him. - The younger Boyce was arrest ed several weeks ago in Winni peg, Mrs. Sneed, who disappeared from a Fort Worth sanitarium, was with him and was also de tained. Mr. and Mrs. Snead were reconciled some days ago and returned to Texas. After the departure of Snead and his wife from Winnipeg Boyce was released from Custody and today the local indictment charging the young man with abduction was ordered dismissed by County At torney Baskin, because of in sufficient evidence. Boyce still is in Canada, it is said. Mr. L. P. Spalding, one of Far well's leading attorneys, was in the city Wednesday" Attorney G. L. Reece of Por tales, was in the city this week. No matter what you want in hardware - - come and see us about it. Milliren Buchanan Hwd. Co. Night Phone 38.