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THE 11 j VV O b NU. X)VIS. STATE OF NEW MEXICO Jl $1.00 Per Year Fergusson Pushes Bill To Sink Wells On Desert ing ti Th Will on bil th In explaining his bill recently before a meeting of the commit tee. Mr. FergusRon said in part: "The primary object of the hill No. 4074. introduned by me, is to allow any person who will pink a well and procure water on any non-mineval, unreserved, or inappropriated public desert 'and of the slate of New Mexico, the right to acquire a patent to the forty acres inclosing such well, provided he will sink such well at least fifty feet and obtain water. "The first result of this bill will be the prospecting of land absolutely unsuitable,- as far as demonstrated, for agricultural purposes or for irrigation, and will 'iuduce cattle and sheep men in regions where they cannot graze cattle and sheep now be causeoflack of water-it will induce the grazing men to pros pect for water, and proposes to reward them for the expense in curred in producing water on grazing lands now absolutely in accessible to the herds because of lack of water. Should watar be found at less than 100 feet in depth, it has been demonstrated, at least in New Mexico, that in manv placet water will come up to within a few feet of the sur face that is not strictly artesian, and in five or six different places in New Mexico where it , is not necessary to pump water from a further depth than fifty or sixty feet, little farms have been irri gated from these wells and agri culture largely promoted. I might mention che Mimbres val ley in New Mexico, around Dem- ing, where there are more than 100 farms on land that was for merly fit only for grazing, and fit only for grazing where water was accessible within a 5-mile or -mile drive. By accident, it was und that water in inexhausti- . -; l i l. . . l r- quantities couiu ue pumpeu lruin wells and farms could be created. So that if the cattleman or sheep man sinks a well ana has to go 100 feet or more for water, he cannot, by pumping, irrigarie is not tr several country ts Or Kace rviot Greatly Exaggerated. c might he, did fire anutn- ith Clovis is true but itiment of the town to such lawlessness It would seem that some excitement went down to where the negroes are quartered and discharged their guns sever al times then probably mounted their hor3es and escaped from the scene. Several officers ap peared a short time after the in cident had occurred but a dili gent search on their part proba bly failed in taking the parties wanted. Four men were arrest ed, however, and lodged in jail, but it was found that each could give an account of himself at the affair and each was released. The news sent out to the af fect that a race riot had occur red at Clovis brought forth a great display of State and San ta Fe officers, among whom were Mounted Policemen Alexander Street, John Collier. Captain Fred Forroff. and Others. They were', however, convinced- that therewas no disposition on the part of the people of Clovis to aid or sympathize with the of fenders, and the matter subsid ed. The intimidating and domi nant manner of one of the San ta Fe officers in criticising the court for not arresting every other man in town came near causing more serious trouble than the negro problem. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Hold Memorial Exercises The Odd Fellows and Rebek ahs will hold memorial exercises at the Methodist church, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. All mem bers and their friends are cor dially invited to attend. Special program ha.s been prepared. Mrs, W W. Flennikan return ed to her home in Amarillo. Tex- Three Year Law Mean Much to All The public at large was very much elated last week when word came the new three year homestead bill had been signed by the president. This bill had been watched for some time with much eagerness by almost the entire west. And its pas sage and enactment into law gladdened the hearts of thous ands of homesteaders when they realized that two years of resi dence had been taken from the five-year sentence on the claim, and they were also allowed the privilege to leave the claim five months in each year and would not have to make up the absence in the end as the case is in other absences. This new law will undoubtedly be the means of bringing thous ands of people here who would never have come otherwise. It would be hard to estimate the real value it will be to this state for its good effects will not only be felt and appreciated by the homesteader, but by the public at large. It will help all line? of business and each individual It will bring more people and more money into our country. During the next few months it is expected that, in this imme diate territory, there will be hundreds of homesteaders make proof on their claims, andafter the land is deeded, some of course will be put. on the market which will bring more investors and feople who have money. Others win borrow money on their land and use the money to good advantages as for buy ing stock. tools irrigation plants and many of the necessities of the successful farmer, which they have not been able to se cure heretofore. The fact that many f the farmers here have had no money and no means of getting any, has been one of the worst handicaps they have had. .It takes cash to make tV-.A f-irm here a success as well as in other states. As to the cheap relinquish ments over the country, they will not last, long, for under the new law, holding a claim and securing title to same will bo an easv task and profitable business. This is a fact that will readily be seen by everyone and those who have never filed will loose no time in picking up all these cheap relinquishments. Several Fine Rains Rest Week. SeiMfral fine During rains have visited r roiTi sxa i eporis tne rain was general and covered the greater part of this section of the state. While crops in general were not suffeirinp, for rain, the rain will be of great benefit to all grow ing crop:-, and especially to the small grain cops which are just now in the critical stage. The prospect? for a good yield of wheat snd oats this season have been very llattering all along, but now with the recent rains, an exra heavy crop is practically assured. AH other crops are now rapidly coming on a is enough moisture in thi to keep them growing toward maturity. There have never been better prospects for a general good crop in this part of the state than we now have. Its true too that several years ago, at this time f year, there was as much moist ure in the ground as there is now, but at that time everything was new. The farmers were not acquainted vith the country, its climate, the soil, crops best adapted here, best methods of dry farming and many other bits of valuable information main line from that city. The number of additional trains that will be necessitated by this ar rangement has nojt been made public yet. In addition to this increased passenger service through Clov is, the announcement is made ihat the Santa Fe will complete the C-leman cut-off without de lay and that this line will be turned over to the operating de partment at the earliest possible moment. This line will open to the San ta Fe and this section of the country especially all of the freight traffic from Galveston and the Gulf coast country. Roswell News. A far on they have been storing away all these years of dry seasons. The excellent crops grown here during the first years of settle ment, ydion an average amount of rain retl, will be remembered by all the old settlers. And if such crops could be grown then by the farmers with their primi tive methods, what should we expect now, with the same amount of rainfall, with all the experience gained these years and all the modern farm tools 0 and ds-of dry farming. anything, because the pumping las. after a thaae weeks visit would be too expensive, but hej with her sister, Mrs. Chapman can afford, for the sake of reach- 'of this place. Judge McClurecf Roswcll was in the city this week. Shallow Water Lands In Black Water Draw of Bailey County, Texas, on the Santa Fe Cut-Off from San Francisco to Galveston. Hurley, Texas, is located in this tract. 65,000 acres irrigated : been selling lands situated in we are in a position to know Have eight irrigation wells ir possible. Wells furnishing, i Construction work of t while you can get bargains ii Having a lino list of ti ask that you do not delay, if sired. Auto service to these Buy your ticket to Fric we may meet you. Wit nation. Water from 10 to 35 feet. Ha last three and one half years, therefore is are and can give you the benefit of same, sent time and more going in as fast as )s, from 380 to 1850 gallons per minute, ff will start in the near future. Come if you want to get in on the ground floor. Cooperatit se lands from Friona, Texas. riona. If possible, advise day or so before starting, s phone or write us. We that EGERT0N LAND CO., T. S. Egerton, Mgr. Friona, Parmer County, Texas Office Phone 51 Residence Phone 50 Start Near Lubbock On Colman Cut-Off. Burk McWhirter of Lubbock, was a business visitor in Amar illo yesterday afcernoon, bring ing with him information that work on theTexico-Coleman cut off of the Santa Fe had practi cally begun with the setting of the slope stakes near Lubbock, yesterday. News of actual construction on this important line is deemed of great importance not only to the Lubbock people, but to the citizenship of the entire South Plains country. It is deemed practically cer tain that the work will De push ed from this time forward to steady completion. Amarillo News. Frisco will Run over S. F. Announcement has recently buen made that within a com paratively 'iort time Frisco trains will be running through Clovis from St. Louis to the Pacific Coast, according to the traffic agreement which wa en tered into by officials of the Fris co and Santa Fe systems about a- year ago. Since the agree ment was made, all the neces sary details have been complet ed and the announcement that service will commence in a very short time is the fulfillment of a hope of long standing. The Frisco will switch its trains to the Santa Fe tracks at Wynoka, Okla., and will proceed oyer the tracks of that company through New Mexico, using the Belen cut-oi'f. From Belen all trains will, for the present run into Abuquerque and west over the A Brilliant Wedding On Monday morning at o'clock, June 10th, the marriage of Miss Emma Norris Brady of Lexington, Ky. and Arthur R. Miller of Pittsburg, Pa., was solemnized at the home of the bride's sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Whitcomb, by Rev. Shore, pastor of the Christian church of Hereford, Texas. The musical program arrang ed for the wedding was one of unusual beauty and very impres sive. The bride and groom pro ceeded from another room thru' the hall to the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Fannie Howell to the parlor which was prettily decorated in flowers, potted plants and fol iage, where the Minister stood Death a bower of flowers and p iiage. During the ceremony Miss Ethel Howell softly sang tint tender little song, "I love you dearly," The ring ceremo ny was used. The bride was handsomely gowned in an exquisite white brocaded satin trimmed in Baby Irish lace and carried a bouquet of bride's roses and lillies of the valley. She wore a white hat trimmed in French plumes and tips. Immediately after the cer emony a wedding breakfast was served at the La Quivera. A few of the most intimate friends were present, Mesdames Skarda, Oldh lm, Shipley, How ell, Bradfield, Misses Howell. Goodwin, Bradfield, Mr. and Mrs. Craige of Texico, and Master Vernon Hunter. The newly wedded couple took the 10 o'clock train for Chicago, Montreal, Quebec, Cambridge, to Atlanta, Ga. Mr. and Mrs. Miller will nakc their home at Collinsville. Pa. party entered the church. First came the ushers who were Mes srs. Wagner" Hunt. ( Harley Webb, Clias. O'Conner and Roy Burnett. Next came the bride's maids Misses Marie and Mamie Simcox sisters of the bride. Then came the little flower girls. Mis ses Mildred and Wilma Simcox, nieces of the bride. The bride entered the chuhch with her bro ther, Mr. Thos. Simcox who gave her away. The groom and best man, Mr. Otto Kohlhase, enter ed from the pastor's study and met the bride at the altar where Rev. J. J. Taylor. D. D. LL. D.. pastor of the church, united them as husband and wi fe. The ring ceremony neing used, ine bride was attractively gowned in an elegant gown of white satin with real lace trimmings and chiffon roses and carried a large bouquet of bride's roses. The bride's maids wore marqui sette over pink satin and carried pink roses. The little flower girls also wore white and carried sweet peas. Miss Simcox is an attractive young lady. She is the daughter of Mrs. Mary Sim cox, of Oak Hillavenva. Mr. Ritter formerly lived in Knoxville. For the past seve ral months he has been in Clo vis, New Mevico, where he is connected with a bank. After spending a few days in the city with relatives and friends they will leave for Clovis where they will make their future home: Knoxville (Tenn.) Journal. Methodist Church Washington and Gid. lings Sts. Columbus A. Clark, Pastor. Phone 75. Sunday School 9:30 A. M.. Fred G, Belschner, Supt. Junior League 3 P. M., Mrs. L. E. Tripp, Supt. EDworth League 6:30 P. M., Earl E. Forbes, President. Woman's Missionary Council each Wednesday at 3 P. M., Mrs. D. D. Swearingin. President. Prayer and social meeting each Wednesday evening at 7:30. service for all the people, led by a layman. . The public cordially invittd to attend these services. Columbus A. Clark, pastor. Ritter-Simcox At the First Baptist church a beautiful wedding ceremony was performed Tuesday evening when Miss Rosemma Simcox be came the bride of Mr. J. Harry Ritter. of Clovis, N. M. For the occasion the church was elab orately decorated in potted plants and cut flowers. Immed iately at 7:30 o'clock to the strains of the wedding march as played by Miss Fay, the bridal Baptist Church Sunday School, 9:45 a. m. Regular Services 11:00 a. m. and 8:00 p. m. Junior B. Y. P. U., 2:00 p. m. Senior B. Y. P. U.. 7:00 p. m. All are welcomed to all the services of the day. S. B. Calloway, Pastor. Brethren's Church. Services at the Brethren church, North Thornton Street each Lord's Day. Sunduy School at 10 a. m" Preaching 11 a. m, Busy WorKer's meeting for children at 3 o'clock Sunday af ternoon. Christian Workers meeting 7:00 p m Preaching 8:00 Teacher Training class and Prayer meeting each Thursday evening at 7:30 P. M. PHONE 254 RELIABILITY BERT CURLESS High Grade and Artistic House Painting Interior Finishing. Decorating, Tinting, Wall Papering. Etc. Work Promptly Executed. Your Patronage Solicited. CLOVIS .... NEW MEXICO.