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The Paper That Reaches jihe People The Clovis Not Owned nor Controlled by Politicians rant '.,,. 1ARY 1, 1912 $1.00 Per Year rite Morrison en minor of youff home the earl1 ursday Bridge Club with Mrs. C. A. Schrti- The ladies of U e ThimbV Club were entertained at the home of Mrs. Df e Gholson in North Clov is last Monday afternoon. The afternoon was spent with their embroidery after which the host ess served dainty refreshments. J- club will meet next week Wi Mrs. Ed Massey. P Envelope Social given by ie 9 f the Philathea Class of the Methodist church on last Frid,:; light wa3 a decided suc cess. The crowd gathered' about fight o'clock wher the Spelling mftch began whir h wae very la sting. Grady Brogotti and Mae Allen Riley chose sides and Vho, test began. Miss Riley's side finally spe lled the other side down. Envelopes were then sold and the bojs hunted the young lady whose name was in his envelope and were served to pie made by the girls themselves. The guest cake made by Mrs. M. 1 . Spears created quite an inter sting amusement, when the nmittee consisting of Misses ! pjier, Riley, Strubble and Mor- ; among the crowd and es on the cake. They were articl .a Ira M tested to guess what been placed in the fhree guessed correctly and t;. cake was divided into three equal parts. At a late hour th- guests departed for their homes feeling they had been amply repaid for going. Mrs. Ambrose Ivey Entertains A number of young people gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Ivey 1-2 mile weist of town. Friday evening. The evening was spent in games. Sqecial music was arranged for i evening. After an excel lent repast the crowd bade Mr. and Mrs. Ivey adieu, ail voting them ideal entertainers. Brown-Dillon. ( laude Brown sprung a sur prise on a numbes of his friends recently by announcing his mar riage to Miss May Dillon and by apprising them of the fact that they had been married since De cember 16, when he and his bride elect quietly stole down and were married at Carlsbad. Mr. Brown is a son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Brown who until re cent1 v lived in Clovis, and is well kno cap n here having served in the ities of grocery-man, hard salesman and lastly as wai Newsboy between this town and Carlsbad. Mrs. Brown moved here sev eral months ago from Trinidad, Colo., ahd has resided with her mother, Mrs. Annie Crook in west Clovis. She is a pretty and winsome young woman and will be a cheerful and helpful com fcanion. The News extends con stat ulations. Childers-White. W. Arthur Childers and Miss Mattie White were married at Frost Texas, on the 25th day of a position in He is a brother to f the pro 3 tar Lum- pru T e rnarnag-s was tne culmin ation of a romance which origin ated during school days at Frost, Texas, where both Mr. and Mrs. Childers were raare d and where their parents still reside. The happy twain will begin housekeeping in Clovis on the east side. The News joins friends, in extending congratulations. Melrose District Prepared For Big Boom. Melrose, N. M., Jan. 28-Melrose is already showing signs of activity as a result of the assur ance of the building of the su gar beet factory here in the near future. A clothing merchant from Texas has purchased a home here and wilt at once open a clothing store; a New Mexico druggist has announced his in tention of moving here and a music dealer was here yesterday seeking a location for a music store, all of which as Jthe direct of the latest developments in the sugar factory proposition. Nearly thirty-five hundred ac res were signed up here for the factory in one day. In every direction the farmers are getting greatly interested. Absentees are returning for the purpose and still others have sent for con tracts. A carload of drilling machin ery is expected to b3 here in February to begin drilling the scores of wells necessary to dev elop the pumping proposition upon which the factory depends. The sugar company sinks and equips the wells and requires that one-fourth of the land be put into beets for a period of twenty years and charges the farmers no interest. Men here who are familiar with the beet district of north ern Colorado point to a group of seven factories there, all within a circle less than forty miles across, the establisement ot one in the shallow water belt here will quickly be followed by others till this section of New Mexico out-dooes that record, for the greater per cent of sunshine here develops a richer beet than Colorado can grow. Two Precincts Merged In One. The Commissioners court has decided to consolidate Precincts No. 1 and 9 into one Precinct, as was originally the case. J. P. Noble will be Justice of the Peace and Chas, Overby constable. T he change expresses the wish of the masses of the people as it was only divided at the time in order to meet wishes of a prefer red few. The home should be a place where man is always on his good behavior; our kindest words, our pleasantest smile, and our most particular favors, shoulu" be kept to exchange with our own household. WANTED Apprentice girl. Call at Bradfield & Rainbolts 3t, F 1. Liebelt Land Company Sells Major Part of Addition to Mansfield-Claiborne Company Largest Real Estate Deal Made In Clovis In Somr Time. 300 Lots Turned In Deal. A deal was consummated last week in which the major portion of the beautiful Liebelt addition! adjoining the original townsite : on the north was sold to the! Mansfield-Chi borne Co. This new company is composed of a number of wide awake young men; and they inform the News that they propose to make the addition property move lively, as evidence that they know whereof they speak, some 4 or 5 lots were sold by the company Ladies You can attend the ' box ing bout at the Lyceum Theatre on Friday night, February 9th, as it will be high class and entertaining to you as well as the "gen tlemen. We will have the very best of order as I have made arrangements to have the house kept in the very best of order upon this oc casion. There will be no boistrous language used and everybody will keep their seats. Resoectfully, W. C. Wood, Manager Lyceum Theatre A man wbo has made a happy home for his wife and chi dren no matter what he has not done in the way of achieving wealth and honor; if he has done that he is a grand success. It' he has not done that, and it is his ow n fault, though he be the highest in the land, he is a most pitiable failure. We wonder how many men in a mad pursuit of gold, which characterizes uhe a$e, realize that there is no fortune which can be left to their fami lies as great as the memory of a happy home. If there is such a thing as nobility in America, it is that which follows the plow and turns up God's good' soil for the main tenance of the people Whom he created. Special Notice There will be a scientific boxing bout at the Lyceum Theatre under the manage ment of the Past Time Club, Friday, February 9th. Mr. Winters of Raton, N. M., will meet Bennie Pappan in this contest that Mr. Win ters comes highly recom mended as a great boxer, never having been defeated in any contest. And we all know the full blooded Pawnee Indian. Bennie Pappan, better known as the "Whirlwind Indian" who has never been defeat ed also. Tickets are now selling at the Southwestern Drug Store for the bout. Secure yours now as some one else might get it. msmmmmmmmua the day after th deal was put through. Mr. Mansfield will continue to have charge of sales department, Mr. Claiborne who hails from Knoxville, Tenn., is a valuable acquisition to the company, is a heavy stockholder, as is also J. W. McCarty who formally own ed and conducted the Cresent hotel Articles of incorporation have been filed and as soon as they return the company will be ready for business. Mortuary. Mrs. Martha Quails died Sun day at 2:20 A. M.. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. P. Had ley, in this city. She had been ill for several months and had been brought to her daughter's home from their claim northwest of town, for treatment Besides a husband, ten children are left to mourn her loss, five sons and five daughters, three of whom, Sam Quails, Mrs. Hadley ajjd W. P. Quails reside in Clovis! Two sons and a daugh ter residv -with their father on the homestead, and the remain ing members of the family reside in Texas. "Smooth the locks of silver hair, On our mother's brow with ten- derest care, Gather the robe in final fold Around the form so still and cold; Lay on her bosom, pure as snow. The fairest, sweetest flowers that grow, Kiss her and leave her nur heats delight; her pain is night." ep:- Died. Lewis Wire was found dead at .his home on Calhoun St., Sun day morning last. He had beeu seriously ill for several days but it was thought his condition was improving on Saturday. Two daughters and a son residing in Oklahoma, a son at Auslin, Tex as and one at Tacoma, Washing ton are left to mourn his loss, none of whom were able to be present. Funeral services were held in the church of the B rethren of which denomination he was a member, on Wednesday after noon, by Rev. Calaway. and the body was interred in the Clovis cemetery. Mr. Wire's life was one of misfortune during the last years of his life. Blood poisoning, as a resuit of a scratch from a tack in his shoe resulted in the am putation of his leg a year ago last spring. This entailed a hea vy expense and the consequent foreclosure of mortgages on property interests owned by him. "Slim" Warren who was hurt some weeks ago while working in the Santa Fe 3hops here and was sent to the hospital at To peka, Kansas, has returned to Clovis and will go to work again in the shops, Clovis Retailors Association The Clovis Retailers Associa tion which was organized here in Dec. and which has proven a financial success to its members, is putting on a campaign for new members. The success of such an organization depends largely on every business man getting behind a project that is for the betlerment of Clovis and vic.nity, for the protection of all kinds to its members, to cultivate a fraternal feeling among mem bers and promote clean compe tition, to draw new trade to Clo vis by trade drawing features, to get protective laws through legislation by force of numbers, to protect it's members from un worthy advertising, donations and solicitations and petty graft, to have a system of Ratings and collections that is as near perfect as can be perfected, and to hand le numerous other points of in terest to business men. The State Organizer is with Mr. Fleming, Sec. of local Associa tion and if you call up Phone 62 he will send the Organizer to you to explain the work. This is the day of Organization and a National and State Association that is proven to be of such great benefit throughout the country is what Clovis should be affiliated with. Cutting Affray A putting affray occurred in block 96, Monday night in which "Slim" Palmer was severely cut by Earl Lynn. Lynn was im mediately arrested by night watchman Bailey, he having made no effort to escape but held his would be captors at bay until the above named officer ar rived and took him in. Lynn was immediately taken to jail and waived preliminary trial be fore J. P. Noble, Wednesday, but on default of making bond at $500, was committed back to jail to await the action of the next session of the grand jury. Palmer was cut in the lower abdomen an incision about three inches deep being inflicted in the lower side just above the the hip bone. The wound was thought serious for a time but is thought Palmer is now out of danger. Attorneys Grant and Spicer represented the defendant. Hav ener and McBee represented the state. It is nntural and right that a mother should wish to see her daughter well educated and even highly accomplished; and it is a mistake that a good and careful education should unfit a girl for the homely duties of cooking, dusting and general housework. On the contrary, those duties would be performed if mothers would at the same time that they seek talented instructors for their daughters, impart to them some of their own culinary tal ent; there would be more good wives and marriages. The boys of the Baraca class will give a social at the Armory Friday night, February 16. All are invited. J. W. Stewart and Mr. Hast ings came up from the Pecos val ley, Wednesday, where Mr. Ste wart has been on real estate business. Building Boom Strikes Clovis Many Houses in Course of Construction. The beginning of the year marked the beginning of busi ness activity anew in Clovis. The construction of buildings which has for the most part lin gered in a dormant state, has sprung to life. The creation of the new state inspired some con fidence and this coupled with the fact that the Santa Fe had made an appropriation of $130,000.00 for the enlargement of the round house and shops inspired new confidence among parties who were on the verge of reachinir out, but wanted some assurance that the proper.time had come. They have that assurance. S ;arcely a day has passed within tn past week but what arrange mt ts have been made for the coi. truction of at least one new bun ing in Clovis. Two modern residences will be started immediately in the Mansfield-Claiborne addition. J O. Potts will build a $2500.00 resi dence which will be similar to the Oldham home. I. C. John son will build a nice pebble dash home, which will cost about $18- 00.00. Washington Notes President Taft has notified President Gomez of Cuba that, unless a reign of militarism can be averted there, the American Government will rake charge of the island. The National Board of Trade representing organizations in all parts of the country has been in session in Washington. The As sociation encourages business men to interest tl emselves in primaries and in public questions. It endorsed one cent letter post age. A connection has been in ses sion in the interest of Federal aid to good roads. In an address to the meat packers, Senator Reed of Mis souri condemned the Judge Gary plan of Federal supervision of corporations a9 "Ploutocratic Socialism." Representative Henry of Texas has proposed a constructional amendment making the last Thursday of Aprih instead of March 4, the date for inaugura ting presidents and vice-presidents. The charge that persons con nected with the steel trust are endeavoring to advance his nomi nation for the presidency has been called by Col. Roosevelt "Tom-foolery." Attorney H. W. Williams left the fore part of the week, for points in Oklahoma and Kansas to be gone a couple weeks. Miss May belle Brooks returned from Amarillo, Wednesday, where she has been for some time. Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Reagan of Portales were in tne city Monday, visiting his brother. E. W. Rea gan and family. J. B. Woodard made a trip to Melrose Thursday. Collins King, brother of Mrs. D. K. Fitzhugh has been serious ly ill for several weeks. Mr. Fitzhugh was up from Carlsbad Mi k' g s condition again.