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1 11 Hi AND TEXICO TRUMPET VOL. 6 NO. 4 CLOVIS Year Odd Fellows at Clovis There was something doine in Ifll. ! n i .. . viovis. rrmnv thn fh whit pink and green badges were Seen everywhere on every hand. It was the first Anniversary of the Clovis 0 d d ( e How s n, Daughters of Rebekah and ninety-third anniveraary of the ci der in the United States. It was nearly noon when the trains carrying the members of the lodges from Eli la, Portal es, Melrose and some from Tu- cuma-n. sailed into the C ovis VI- ' ne reception commit tee wearing n. at badges with the words Reception (Committed printed thereon, were to be seen at all parts. of the depot plat form, as well as local members of the lodge. The visitors were escorted to the various hotels fbr dinner. Every visitor car ried a ticket for two good square rjieals. The ladies of the M. E. church presided over the com modious dining room onSouiu Jiain Street. The duty duly I erformed at the dinner table, a i idle hour was spent in visit ing and sight seeing. The Por tdes band dispensed fine music curing the day and formed the had when the procession n arched to theM. E. church. The church was fided and ov e -flowing when the exercises at 130 began. The band played fur a few minutes, then the prog-am lasting a couple of hours was rendered. Program Opening Ode. Invocation, Rev. C. A. Clark. C pening Exercises from Book of F rms Welcome Address for Odd Fel lc ivs, Judge R. E. Rowells. Welcome Address of Rebekahs N iss Mabel.e Brooks. Response to welcome address fr visiting Odd Fellows, Mr. J hnson, of Portales. Response to welcome address f r visiting Rebekahs, Mrs, F. S Culberson, of Portales. Jjft-ess "Odd Fellowship," C'and Master W. M. Twigg of I rtales. Music, Miss Anna Curren. Reading, Miss Veta Bills. , Paper, "The Rebekah Order" I rs. Maud Smith, of Portales. The photographers who were ! esent then took a picture ofj t e crowd, after which the. pro- j c 9sion re-formed and marched j t tht hall, where their pictures': v jre again taken. The band, of lich Portales should be proud, ' r ndcred several pieces, in tue e ening at the Elks Hall, where ( iicious punch was served. If there was a dull menu mi f om the time tne train arrived I u til the closing of the exercises 1 was not the fault of the en t rtainers who vied with each o ler to make the stay of the) v sitors pleasant. Kt S o'clock the first aianual , n aeting of the Odd Fellow s As s ciation was held in the Elk's 1 I dl and the following degrees I v fre exemplified: Initiatory V jrk, Elida Lodge; First De ! g 6 Portales Lodge; Second E mjLe, Clovis Lodge; Third ilgree. Texico Lod e. At 8 o'clock the Daughters of rtbekah retired to th.j Masonic Tlmple which had been kindly ; tarned over to the ladies. H9 ftbekah Degree was conferred ol five members. During the Jening the work was duly sea instrumental music, a midnight lunch was the Rebekahs and the 3d fellowship took all nijrht until f: tile Vexi day. .v riav full of The m;mory of meeting of. the the first annual Clovis Odd Fel- Lo ercial Club rlears From H. B. Ferguson A?' letter was yesterday re ceived by Secretary T. J. Naylon of the Commercial club, from H . Harvey B. Ferguson, rep ilative in. Congress "from New Mexico, and a 'member of the" committee on. public lands stating that he had'already done considerable' work on two prop ositions advocated by the club, and stoo l ready to do mon. . The propositions advocated wftre 'the short term homestead law, which Mr. Ferguson thinks likely to pas in sofrje forinj and the 'public, land appropriation act far, good roads. . ' .... The homestead law", Mr,- Fur guson says' is hoing fought by the Secretary of the Interior, who desires to with-hold from it the title to timber, oil, mineral, wafer po or s'ites, who wants a certain proportion of the land put in cultivation each year and wants ti reserve power of trans mission rjghts on it. The act provides for a three years resi dence oil homestead land, with an annu tl Vacation of five month in a year without prejudice to title. The bill ' passed the sen ate and' the house after.several amendments had been tacked on ajso passed it. It is now in con foience because the senate de clined to concur in the amend ments.; .,.. says that he is inclined to thtrik this law worse than t .v: : I Pime, but that the rroorc term m d leave of absence :iy valuable ones. fnih of the club the act donating public lands for good roads, Mr, Ferguson stated 'that he had in tro.djueifed 'iii the house, and Sen ator Fali In the .senate, a bill looking t ward the appropriation of five minion acres as. an en dowment of good roads-' in the Farmers May Get Bulletins Free This office is in receipt of a large stack of pamphlets, which five the titles of a variety of 450 bulletins, which treat of every conceivable branch ot the farm iiftf industry and covers the work ot the Government exper imen'1 Btations for years. Of course it is not expected that ev t :;. f-afiner will adk for any but those that he is particularly. in ted. These Index pamph lets may be had at the News of fice by anyone desiring same. In requesting any of these bul letins application should be made through our Senators A. B, Fall or Thomas P. Catron, or through Congrobsmen George Curry or Mrs. A. L. Bradshaw" of La Grange, Texas, arid her sister, Mr. S E. Hunter, of Brown- Hunter's' daughter. Mrs. W. W." OdoW of 6X)4 N. Prince. Mrs, .v has not seen her niece soned by At 10:3! Conflicting Opinions The Abuoueioue Mornintr Jo ial a: hat U. had E." Curren, register of th which reads: ' "The admission of -New Mexico into the union does not in any way affect the appointment of register and re ceiver of public monies or other officials of this befreau. (signed) Fred Dennett. Commissioner of the General Land Office, Washington. D. C. T'.As looks a little strange in view of the reported telegrams enunciating the repiitcd.pronun ciamento trom iaft purporting , a mandolin and guitar club; Or to declare that the former pro-,!chestra, etc. The public is in clamatioh by him announcing vited. Admission free. that New Mexico is and shah bd a sovereign state in - the Ameri can union "ipso fact ." vacated all federal offices in the state. !By the way who has seen that "ipso facto" order anyway? The word got here to New Mexico that such an edict had been issued by the executive and it was made the basis for using the organization club over the heads of the federal officials to make them line up behind the aforesaid organization in its ef forts to coerce the legislature to do its bidding Its chief bidding being the election of one Albert B. Fall to the United States sen ate, for a term. that is n'Jr- to be gin until after the legislature shall meet again. The impression in this office is that this word came to New Mexico through the aforesaid Fall and fro n no other source but so far nothing that has pur ported to be an authentic state ment from the president and his secretary of the interior has reached this cfflee. It would be passing strange, if such an enunciation Jhad been made , that the'' c-mutyissioner of the general land office could have been, in ig.iorance if the fact. It would have been stranger still that he would have sent the tel egram to Curren in the face of such an executive pronounce ment. Candidly there is two horns to the dilemma. Either Com- missioner Dennett is a Digger Dennett Is hum than anybody has credited him with being, or Fall and the republican or tempted to j: most eonurr federal cffic-i New Mexico' anywhere. At the pr New 3 is incli it is the latte roughly relial got that teleg he got it. If m have ats one of the ubs on the s here in ever tried esent writing the ned to believe that ?r. Curren is lim ine. If he says ho jram from Dennet, : Dennet sent it he knew what he war. talking about and that "ipso facto" order was in the imagination of those who wanted it to be that way. -Ros-well NVws. Married Miss Ethel Jones of Ard and John Degraftenried of Melrose. At 5 o'clock Monday morning Rev. Clarkf w-A called on to unite the the grooir home of s. Frank ear rela d A. L. Mr. and ill make !A iM First Anniversary of The New Mexico Conservatory Of Music The first Anniversary of the New Mexico Conservatory 0f Music will be celebrated, Mon- day and Tuesday nights, May 6; and 7. ac the M. E. church, bv a recital which promises to be the event of the .season. A musical program of rare merit is in preparation and every effort is being made to make the event one of profit to the pupils as well as interest and enjoyment to the audience. Special feat ures of the program will be se lections for two to six perform ers on two pianos; selections by A new feature in the work of the conservatory the conyng year is the inauguration of en semble practice for piano stu dents in whieh work, studies and .selections arranged for two to six performers on two pianos will be ass gnc d as part of the regular routine for all piano stu dents. AH must agree that good 'time' is one of the essentials and ensemble practice will ac-' complish this object in a much shorter time, than by the ordi nary plan of practice,, hence the superior advantag'-s offered this coming year. Clovis Ffurni5-e Company felling Out The m my friends and ac quaintances of the Clovis Furni ture Company and it's manager, C. S. Fitzrugh, were very much surprised this week upon the learning that this establishment would soon cease to exist, that they were making ready to put on a sale and sell everything out and quit the business. The ca reer of this business ha3 been prosperous from the start and scarcely a home in Clovis does not contain tome furniture from this concern, nevertheless Mr. C. S. Fitzhujrh, Manager, who was previously trpveling for a firm in Kansas City has decicUd to resume his efforts along that line and he informs the News that he will go back on the job as traveling salesmen. j Model Grocerj' Store Make: Change D. L. Grifiin and Clark Calli cut this week negotiated a deal whereby they assume control of thd Model Grocery formerly con ducted by Massey and Davis. Mr. Davis going out entirely, 'Jhe grave responsibility of op erating a department store is no small task, this has been the lot of Mrs. Massey for the past several months during tl e ab sence of Mr. Massey. These young business men are well known to the public and doubt less will make their new ven ture a go. Sugar Beet Factory For Mel rose Don A. MounDay of Topeka, Kansas, accompanied by his surveyor passed through Clovis enroute to Melrose to look over the country in view of locating a sugar beet factory at that place. Mr. MounDay is presi dent of the American Sutrar :e for th for the nery, go Sold d the for- this ,v tn wizard in drive for a dham. Mr. decided on Prilchard has not in the garage b tor a Eastern Sublet; mer Own; ;vee'c dw ,n sarne ' Dunbar v " c'ty- Lc ' long time arid are no novices in Clovn Commercial College Entertains The Ciovis Common ial College ehterfc im d the people of Clovis by givng a reception at their, building, Wednesday, 1st. The building was beautifully decora ted in red v.wl yellow crepe pa per, while fn the center of the room hung the largo 'Cs' beautfr fully covered with yellow crepe paper and altogether the room presented a most striking ap pearance The following was the program rendered: 8:15 to 9:00, Informal. Inspec tion of wor!:, etc. Selection, Clovis Commercial College rc,.?stra. Song, "A -4hi :: : ed Vow" Pi"T; Qi1 '. "Los 0;T'es Ro- ring. Violin Solo. "Polonaise" Prof. Hoerring. An In form d Talk, Rev. S. B. Calloway. Vocal Duet with hidden cho rus, M. Mor&an and Ethel Edil man. Piano Solo, "Spani . h Dance" V rnon Delano . ' A Brief Talk, Prof. L. C. Mersf elder. Vocal Si lo, and Trio, "Vale of Dreams' Misses Johnson, Mor gan end Edd'enan. Selection, C. C. C Orchestra. After the ogr,im was over the last but not the least was served und that v. as delicious ice crtitm and cake. Needless to say the evening was pleasant fly spent, inching being left un done to nvike tt a most enjoya- hood En- tai The ol ii'Thood r inv ( Vir-ir nice prof making tl occasion, tempting was serve im, ike Miss Ellen Barrett entertained a nun h ke the mg. fei ed durins 16 young About ered at tl For be n ening. About sent. le gath ss Alma Connoly enjoyed ; candy. North ht and T Bureaus Ignorant of anv Vacation of Offices Washington, April 30 It has been positively denied both in the postoffiee department and die many various other departments lot the interior that there has been any order from the white house, conveying the infor mation that ail federal -offices in New Mexico were automatically vacated by the statehood procla mation and that it will be nec essary to make new appoint ments of all federal officials holding jobs by grace of the ad ministration. Reports from New Mexico to. the effect that President Taft was understood to so interpret the statehood proclamation -issued by him, which information was sent our from Washington by at least one of New Mexico's ' suiators, are characterized as' ridiculous by the postoffiee and interior departments. The only changes that are contemplating, it is 'understood, are in those officials serving under the department of justice and the treasury department which offices are peculiarly po litical ones. The officials to be named under these departments are the collector of internal revenve, United States marshal,. United Stated District attorney, attorney for the Pueblo Indians. Already a new collector of -internal revenue has been named arm confirmed, as iias also a new United States attorney. No other changes, however, have as yet been made. So far as the appointment of postmasters and lane officials is concerned, it is stated that these officials is concerned, it is stated that these officials will serve the rest of their terms. -Albuquerque Journal. TIMES HAVE CHANGED lofeancUather's day the Ani'can family stayed pretty much i;pne place. It fjrew np on the.ok? farm, or lived in the comfortable I arm house. The children went not more than a mile to school, and going away . lo college was exceptional. Travel had not become general. But the world has been ex tended. Today the typical American family is scattered much of the time. Father hurries back and forth be tween cities on business. Mother has her own interests. end goes to meetings, con ventions, on visits and jaunts. These modern conditions, are all good. They mean a broader life and better op portunities. But they also bring a certain element of anxiety and loneliness, due to separation. Trains are delayed, epidemics break out in schools, rumors and alarms come flying from many di rections, very often ground less, yet causing worry and fear. The first resource in such emergencies should be the long distance telephone. The family with the best realization of the telephone possibilities enjoys the great est peace of mind. THE M5UNTAIN STATES TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY.