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VOL. 6 NO. 51
Three Year Law Passes House Washmgton. March 27. - The! house today passed a bill reduc-1 ing from five to three years the period of residence required on homestead lands before patents are issued. It also permits entry man and their families to be ab sent from homesteads five months in each year. - Albuquerque Eve ning Herald. Colmor Cut-Oft. Five grading outfits are now at work on the grade of the Dodge City-Colmor cut-off. Colt and Son, who drove in from Las Animas, two weeks ago are at work on mile ten. Ransom and Cook have two outfits at work, one on mile six and the other on mile eight. J. H. Hanson got in Thursday from the west and his outfit be gan work on mile fifteen. He writes that roads west were very heavy and his progress was slow J. C. Allen, who begins work at the Rock Island bridge, has been in town for several days and ex pects his outfit in today. The fence gang reached the Hell ranch today and is working right along- Dodge City Journal Antlers Changes Hands The many frequenters and pa trons of the Antlers were taken somewhat by surprise Friday morning by confronting a new land lord and lady. The firm name of the new management is Ottowa & Jones who are experienced hotel peo ple from Clinton, Mo. It has been known for some time that the Antlers would probably have a change of man agement but how soon or who the parties would be was not generally known. The new management comes highly recommended as first class hotel people from Clinton, Mo., where for some time past they conducted the magnificent Co zart hotel at that place. Mrs. Ottowa is a sister to Mrs. E. E. Bundy of this cit Mrs. Jones of the firm is Mrs.Cttow's mother. Changes Hands Pfile Hardware Company is the style of the name the new Hardware store which recently purchased the interests of the Dearborn Hdw. Co. Mr Pfile comes highly recom mended as a progressive busi ness man from Waurika, Okla homa, and the News ventures the assertion that in Mr. Pfile Clovis has secured a wide awake live business man, one who is bound to make competition lively in the hardware line and with all a desirable citizen to help pull and boost for the Magic city. K. C. Childers is building a splendid modern residence, one block eat of the Lyceum corn er The house has five rooms and bath and will be complete in every detail. Mr. Childers expects to rent the new proper ty. It will rent readily as it is close in and modern. PatO'Connell has begun the erection of a splendid residence, one block west of the court house. lxilli Mrs. Cass id v Hostess for Woman's Club. rhe Woman's Club met Fri- day afternoon with Cassidy, when an program on "Drin Staff of Life. " Mrs. L. interesti Responses to roll call were made with facts in domestic sci ence, after which Mrs. H. W. Hinman opened the program with a splendid paper on "Water as a food." Another paper equal ly as irilftvsliiig rn "Animal and Vegetable Food" was given by Mrs. Cassidy. All enjoyed the demonstration by the hostess in the making of cream puffs, immensely and that they were exceptionally good demonstrated later by the eating thereof. Delicious refreshments were served. The Club will meet next on April 12th with Mrs. W. D. Mc Bee. Times Man is Acquitted Portales. N. Mu March 24. -The jury in the case of the peo ple vs. Ryther this morning re turned a verdict in favor of the defendant. This was the mat ter in which the defendant was charged with overcharging for the publication of the delinquent tax list in and for Roosevelt county, which cost the people some $4,000 -dd, an amount which the grand jury deemed to be excessive. The legal fight in this case was of more than ord inary intensity, and took up several days' time in the district court. Report of the Curry County Grand Jury Clovis, N. M.. March 27, 1912. To the Honorable Edmond C. Abbott, Special Judge sitting within the Fifth Judicial Dis trict in and for the county of Curry, State of New Mexico. We, the Grand Jury of Curry County, State of New Mexico, beg leave to submit the follow ing report: We have investigated all cases properly brought before us and have found and returned twen ty true bills and two no bills. The following officers have ap peared before us: AVL. Await, County Clerk, John F. Taylor, County Treas urer and Collector, 1. C. Mersfelder, Supt. of Pub lic Instruction, ' C. Ambrose Ivy. Tax Assessor, D. L. Moye, Sheriff. L. E. Hitchcock, surveyor. After hearing the reports of the above named County officers we. the Grand Jurors, recom mend that the books and records of all County officers, particularly chose of the Sheriff, Clerk and Treasurer, be audited as soon as consistent to do so and that the District Attorney beHnstructed to take such steps as i i his judg menture necessary. We have investigated the con- diti( find COIK n of the County Jail and that so far as the room is erned, where the prisoners :onfined, is in a deplorable ition. It is insecure and ailer cannot allow the pris- the i the privilege a run-a guard, lendation without the Clovis AND TEXICO TRUMPET CLOVIS, STATE ui- Wd also beg leave to call cial attention to the conditio the windows and that th made secure as soon as posi Wc further recommend the roof of the Court hou inspected and necessary re made as soon as possible, the Treasurer's office be inspect ed with a view to being made more fire-proof; also that the steam pipo from the boiler to the .jail be provided with a drain cock. Tir J 1 1 1 i m n we nave aiso nau oeiore us the Supt. of City, schools and find that there are probably some children of school age fre quenting pool halls and recom mend that parents "and guardians of all pupils assist the the teach ers in keeping their children in schooi and away from such pla ces. There has also appeared be- tored us the President anu Sec retary of the Law and Order League of the city of Clovis and find that they have no knowledge of any further violations of the law at this time. We, the Grand Jurors, wish at this time to thank the Presid ing Judge District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney for their assistance to us during this session of the Court. Having completed all the bus inessfto the best of our ability, we respectfully ask to be dis charged. THE GRAND JURORS, By A. J. Whiting, Foreman, Joe Sellers, Clerk Government Seeds For Cur ry County Farmers The News is in receipt of several requests from parties having the distribution of Gov ernment seeds within their power, to serid in the complete list of News subscribers to share in the free distribution of seeds. We will lake' the names of i . every person desiring to use government seeds and send them in to share in the distribution. L. E. Ambrose from Dallas was in the city last week visit ing his best girl. Ganton Implements The implement jrou knowt. be the best. Let us show you their new and improved Lister and Lister Cultivator. Barrv Hard Clovis, New Mexico Dftndy Factory Doing Nice Business. safe candy factory is not known to, everyone in town but that jrttoeh is the case and that the pro jttetors, Messrs. Whiicomb & Weaver ara enjoying a nice pat ronage with their pure cane su gar product .both to local con sumers and to the surrounding towns bespeaks well for the future prosperity of this firm Mi. Whitcomb is an exper ienced candv maker and has been connected with several large car.dy factories. Mr. Weaver while not having had much experience in the present venture' is one of our substantial citizens and a resi de of Curry county for some T Forrest Items plore snow ! My, but we New Mexico people are naving plenty of snow this year. J. W. Beaver returned from Tucumcari, last week where he puachased a team of mules, wag on and harness. Mr. Beaver is one of our enterprising farmers who believes the cause of many crop failures "are for want of thourough cultivation. !. y., Sledge made a trip to; Ciovis this week. A. S. Newcomb made a flying trip to Field Monday. D. C. Beaver and son, Sidney made a business trip to Tucum cari, Monday. L. P Marrs has been sowing oats, and spring wheat this week. We believe this will be a good time for farmers to try oatsmd wheat. George Rush is sick with the pneumonia, Dr: Lancaster is in attendance ' Wm. Bonner bought aculti vator of Geo. "Cwan, tl)jsweek. We know ' thero .ifmst have been a rush in Clov is this week, from the way the fanners here and around Plain, were hauling broom corn down there. Among the farmers that hauled broom corn, ;to Clovis were, Messers. McBride, Dunn, Hartiine, Cooper, Hunter, Murdock. Low, McDon Co. araware News cker, Nelson, Bonne F rakes, and others. ung to dav in nry F. Ricker, a foot spec is stopping at the Antlers week. To the many who this are suffering with ingrown nails, corns, bunions, etc., they can secure relief by securing his treatment. Mrs. T. J. Burnsworth re ceived a message, Tuesday, an nouncing the serious illness of her sister in Kentucky, and she left immediately to be at her bedside. George Mann and wife of Fort Worth, Texas, are visiting Mrs. Mann's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rhoads. this week. Mr Mann is an engineer on the 1 Missouri Oklahoma & Gulf Rail road and runs out of Fort worth. Mrs. R. F. Bayless, of Ama rillo has been spending several days here with Dr. Bayless and family. Miss Bettie Feagan who has been assisting at the Miller and Kimberlin sale, returned to her home in Melrose. Tuesday. Otis Jones, the telephone man, has had his father, J. R. Jones, of Roswell as his guest, part of Rev. J. H. Hill, a Baptist min ister who owns a farm near Grady was here, Tuesday on his return from a business trip to Brownfield, Texas. Ruben Knight has accepted a posi tion with a firm at Roswell. and will leave for that point Sunday. Rube is a good sales man and we regret to see him go but cyrtainly wish him well. The Pricilla Thimble Club was entertained at their meeting this week by Mrs. Jack Pritchitt. The club guest was Mrs. J no. B. Ottawa of Kansas City, who is here visiting her sister. Mrs. E. E. Bundy. A peopl eveni any Of young tained Tuesday Owens at the ; Art Studio, in nnie Freeman tine for sever- who has beet) Visiting al days in the city. The new home of I. C. John son, two blocks north of the -t house, is rapidlv taking shape. It is a splendid concrete veneer and will be one of the most comfortable homes in the city. Mrs. W. C. Taylor from Ft. Worth, Texas, arrived in the city this week to make her home. Mr, Taylor travels for the Wat-res-Plater Wholesale Co. T. J. Feagan , bonus clerk and family arrived here this week from Amarillo, Texas, to make Clovis their home. Mr. and Mrs Keagy of Ros well are visiting relatives in Clovis this week. Mrs. J. E. Lidington of this citv received the sad news to- day'of the death of her brother F. H. Kiefer of Howard, Kan- sas. The news was a sudden shock to his sister here who knew nothing of his illness. A number of the ladies are planning for a shirt waist ball to be given at the Elks Hall Friday $1.00 Per Year Catron and Fall will Wear Togas Santa Fe. N. M.. March 27. A. B. Fall and T. B. Catron. Re publicans, were elected to the United States Senate, today by the New Mexico Legislature on the eighth ballot. Both expect to leave for Wash ington, tomorrow and present their credentials. Citizens Meeting Call. In response to a call for a citizens meeting at the city hall Thursday night, about three doz en persons responded: The order of business was to sebct an opposition ticket to that of the Democratic convention which met several days ago. H. C. Herby presided over the meeting tis temporary chairman. A report of the committee on rules disclosed the fact that nominations were in order for three councilmen from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd wards. Joe Sellers. E. W. Mears, and George W. Singleton were the men named for councilmen and Clovis Down ing for clerk. Messers. Sellers and Mears has emphatically declined to run and we are informed from reliable people who say they know that Geo. Singleton will under no con dition b e a canditate for re-election as councilman. Mrs. Clements and Swearingin are among the ladies who are going to Roswell this week to at tend the Women's Federation. A. E. Brown was thrown by a horse Monday and severely hurt, his injuries however were not so serious and he is now able to be about on the street, again. Mrs. Dora Roberts of Paducah, Texas, has rented the building formerly occupied by Mrs. Rhul mann as the rackett store and wjll put in a millinery and dress making establishment. ' J.R. Darnell, Ersie Keene and several other Portalesites are frequent visitors in our city since the automobile road has been nearly completed to Por tales. This has been a long felt want Mr. Destree formerly a con tractor of this place but now of Roswell is attending court. E. J. Doasey and wife of Phil adelphia are visitors in outcitv. C. L. Snyder, Conductor U visiting his family in Chanute. Kansas. Ed. P. Finney, Belen was over Belen. Brother Cockr the city connect Mi aKbiiian noni last night from n of Helen is in d with the M. E. church. Arrangements have been made for a number of dances and social functions during the early part of April. Fred Zinn from Valley Falls, Kansas, is here with a view of i establishing a photograph gall- ;ery. j Len Lemmons leaves Thursday 1 for his home in Bardwell, Ky. ; Mr. Lemmons has been employed I with the Santa Fe. The best movi two vaudeville Lycum Friday night. Dont mi g' pictures and teams at the and Saturday i it.