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The Clovis News AND TEXICO TRUMPET I. 5 NO. 52 Frank Epparhimer Dead. After an illness of about one week with pneumonia. Frank Epperblmer died Sunday at the Arlington hotel He- was 54 ears of age at the time of his death a id le.ives a daughter, Miss Cleo Epperhimer, of Clovis and a son in Missouri who him self was ill at the time of his fathers death and was unable to attend the funeral. The funer al service was held at Steed's Undertaking parlors and was conduct by Rev. Clark, pastor of the Methodist church. Uncle "Ep" as he was familiarly called was a member of the Eagle Lodge at Roswell, and that order sent a beautiful floral offering for the funeral. Among those who added to the floral offering were: Mrs. Tom Davenport, Mrs. Pat O'Connel and Miss Daisy Rainbolt. The pali bearers were, W. C. Wood, Harry Keldell, Will Cav anaugh, A. E. Seignor, Bud Copeland and Doc Jenkins. The funeral wa largely attended. The News extends condolence to the bereaved. . V. S. Unruh returned to his old post as fireman after being in the Roswell country for the several months past Lyceum 2 Nights Commencing Friday, VOL. Bargain Matinee Saturday E. J. LASSEREE Presents MISS SYLVIA SUMMERS Supported by THE LASSEREE COMEDY COMPANY In the Seasons Biggest Dramatic Successes Friday Night--"Pals" Saturday Matinee-"At Pikes Peak" Saturday Night--"Bachelors Ward" DiiVaC Nteht 25c 50c 75c r lvD Matinee 15c and 25c Seats now on sale Philathea Class Service The Philathea class of the Methodist Sunday School have announced a sunrise service at the Methodist church, Sunday morning to which they are in vitins? their friends, both old and young. Prof. J, M. Bickley has been requested to conduct the service, and the following program will be rendered: Opening Song "I know that my Redeemer liveth." Scripture reading, Matt. 28, by Rev. C. A. Clark. Prayer, Prof J. M. Bickley. Hymn-Anthem, "In The Twinkling of an Eye." Reading. Miss Jewel Bayless. Quartette, by Baraca Male Quartette. Vocal Solo, Madge Clark, Reading, Marie Struble. Vocal Solo. Mrs. L. E. Tripp, Sentence Prayers. Scripture Quotations. Quartette, Philathea Quart ette. Reading, Lyde Riley. Song, "When the Roll is called." Benediction. Dr. Westerfield left, Monday, for Oklahoma Citv on a business trip. eater April 5 at usual place. CLOVIS, STATE OF NEW MEXICO APRIL 4, 1912 Baraca Class Entertain Mrs. Gus Bryan entertained the boys of the Baraca Class, Sunday night. After a business meeting the evening was turned into one of enjoyment and mer ry making was thoroughly in dulged in. If any one has ever atten led a Baraca social they know what a thourough good time the young folks have. Delicious ice cream and cake was served during the evening. Mrs. Bryan isxthe boys' teacher. Reading Room Entertainment The Congress Symphony Or chestra of Chicago will be in Clo vis, Sunday evening, April 7, "12. The Englewood Lyric School has taken a high standing among the conservatories of the west and is turning out talent which has captivated the coun try at larure. They have been practicing for over a year. They have a program of master works and will not pass by these old melodies, which have stirred hu man ambitions in all ages and which have been like poems of heaven among the poor. Their music is educational as well as an inspiration. Don't miss the Congress of Nations as managed by Mr. Battis, City to do Electrical Wiriug At the meeting of the City council, Monday night, it was finally decided that tho City of Clovis should take over the mat ter of electrical wiring for the publh. A fmst class electrician is to be employed and t he wiring io to be done for the actual cost of material and labor expended. This action was taken after con siderable agitation and the claim on the pirt of a number of propertv o'vnerswho thought the local prices for this wrk were prohibitive, and that they would have their properties wired if they could get it done at what they contend is a reas onable price. There are' more than 200 houses on the lines of the city's cur rent, which are not wired. Fur thermore the city plant can car ry twice the load it is now carry ing without any additional e pense to speak of, and the City is anxious to get these addition al houses connected so as to get an additional revenue from its plant. The city will not handle electrical fixtures but will fur nish its electrician to any per son desiring his services, at the actual cost per hour of his sala ry. This is a decided departure from the regular order of things but we are inclined to believe it is the proper step. Any way we will see what we will see. Louis Lucerio, who was eon victed last week of carrying a deadly weapon, was sent to jail by Judge Abbot for a four month term. This was thought by ma ny to be a severe penalty, but when we remember that many states are now making it a fel ony to carry concealed weapons, we think the penalty is not so unreasonable. Mr. D. N. Rogers left the early part of the week for his claim in Guadalupe county where he will make more improvements on his claim. Santa Fe to Pay Taxes this Year The A. T. & S. F. R. R. Com pany has rendered for assess ment the entire trackage of said company in Curry county at a total valuation of $516,000.00 and alio the 198,000 acres of land lying north of Clovis at $121,000. 00 together with a number of lots at $9000.00 making a grand total of $646,000.00. This means that about $25,000 will be paid into the Curry county tax fund this year, which will no doubt lower the tax rate to an appre ciable extent. And yet there is a constant howl against the Railroad com panies and big corporations. The checking of the big corporations in thickly settled communities and of limited possibilities may be alright out in this broad land of ours with the endless oppor tunities of development, capital is an indispensible asset to our growth and prosperity. Found $1,441,856.15 Washington. The San Diego Union recently announced that $1,441,856.18 had been found in that city. On reading the item it was disclosed that the county auditing committee found the ffionc3 in the treasury. Howev er the fact was shown that the liberal people of Sandiego had not handed over their cash to Col. D. C. Collier to pay for the Panama-California Exposition, but had saved something with which to pay taxes, and buy au tomobiles. Some think that a person who I is a great talker is smart but the one who knows when to keep his mouth shut, certainly has more sense. The Lasseree Comedy com pany will present three of the very best plays at the Lyceum Friday ntoht, Saturday after noon and Saturday night. One of the cases appearing on the court docket this term which attracted considerable attention was a divorce suit Green vs. Green, the case was a hard fought one, but resulted in the court granting the plaintiff a decree of divorce, $25.00 a month ali mony. 80 acres of homestead and an equal custody of the two children. Attorneys in the case were Frank B. Grant for plain tiff and R. E. Rowells for de fendant. . - Mr. and Mrs. George Mann will shortly leave for their new home in Albuquerque. Mrs. Mann is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes of the Stroud room ing house. Don't forget to take your wife sweetheart or somebody else's wife to see the best play of the season, "Palls" at the Lyceum. Satisfaction guaranteed, About forty of the school scholars played "hookey" Mon day as a celebration of April fool's day. but they have paid rather dearly for their fun. All who reported for duty, Monday morning were given a half holi day in the afternoon while those who took their half holi day without permission had to make up the extra time during the week. Well, we live and learn. Democratic City Ticket El ected With but a Slight Opposition The election of city officials on the 2nd resulted in no outburst of enthusiasm as has been the case heretofore. The men put out at the Democratic conven tion were well calculated to fill the several places, so much so that the opposition parties were content to accept them at their own terms There seemed to be but one place of contention, that of city clerk, which resulted in a make shift citizens ticket being placed in the field. Of the four candidates on the citizens ticket Sellers andMears withdrew before election day, Singleton vas out of town, leav ing Downing the only live can didate in the race. He however was defeated. The city fathers for the next two years, unless a commission form of city government should be adopted are: E. R. Hart, May or, W. B. Dodson. K. C. Child ers. Jack Hull, W. L. Townsend, Chas. Seheurich, Jas. Potts Dee Gholson and Dr. C. Smith. C. C. Baker. Clerk, and A. W. Skarda, Treasurer. Probably a Motive. We note a great outburst of praise or which might be more properly termed "taffy" on the part of the Journal eulogizing the county board at this particu lar time looks as though the Journal would like to print the delinquent tax list. ' The delin quent tax list was published last year by the News for $50.00 whereas a neighboring county paid over $4,000 for publishing its delinquent tax list. Married At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Payne, at 528 North Sheldon Street, Mr. Zet Catt and Misi Sadie Tilly were united in mar riage by Rev. C. H. Brown, on Thursday evening, Apr. 4, 1912 The young people both live in Clovis, Mr. Catt having been employed by the Houston Hart Lumber Company for the past yt.ar or two. The News extends congratulations to the happy couple. Canton Implements The implement you know to be the best. Let us show you their new and improved Lister and Lister Cultivator. Barry Hardware Go. Clovis, New gt-'xico $1.00 Per Year After several months amid the beauteous grandeur of Californ ia, where he went with the in tention of making an improv- I ment on New Mexico. F. A. i Erdman has returned with his family and intends to make his homestead near Clovis his fut ure home. Mr. Erdman is the type of citizen we need in Curry County. We are not foolish enough to suggest that every farmer should follow every line of mixed farm ing. Conditions vary greatly. Some districts are better for live stock than others; some are suit ed for a rotati n of grains; some for dairying. It is for each man to decide what branches he can best combine on his farm. That is purjiy a problem for the indi iiu I. Mrs. Hany Highfill left Sup day lor a few weeks visit with her parents in Djnver. She will spend some time visiting Mr. Highfill's paronti b.fore return ing, One great ace n ;!i 1 1, in e n t which some never la i ail that is attend to th"i - o v i buil.i 3 . Sticktoitiven roads that lead cne of the a 'S3. Those who a-? .; itantly on the lookout for fau'U j.i o'hers, are undesirable citixJ in any community. He that is without stn let him cist the first stone. Bible. There will be good vaudeville between the acts at the Lyceum Friday and Saturday fright. Mrs. John F. Watson left the fore part of the veek lore Gir ardeau, Mo., in hopes that the lower altitude would be of bene fit ro her health. Big headedness has oftea re tarded the progress of many bright fellows. J. F. Deats of Texico. was a visitor on our streets, Monday. J. F. Smithson of Grady was in town yesterday. He reports wheat in the Grady country in fine condition, and much more planted than last year.