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CLOVIS. CURRY COUNT V MEXICO. AUGUST 28 1913. $1.00 PER YEAR A RAILROAD FROM TUCUMCARI TO CLOVIS Line Will Extend to Midland, Texas, Making Clovis Division and Shop Center. Bonus Satisfactory. The railroad committee of the! Clovis Chamber of Commerce! met recent iv with iv li. uavis of Amarillo. a civil engineer who represents a railroad con struction company and finan cier who will .finance the build ing of the road, where the prop osition wad thoroughly discuss ed from every point of view. Thr committee decided to accept Mr. Davis' proposition and it is thought there will be but little difficulty experienced in raising the bonus required. The railroad is to run from Tucumcari on the north to Mid land on the south, a distance of 260 miles and will be operated by a well known transcontinen tal railroad other than the San ta Fe. Mr. Davis was open and above board in all his explanations and his company agrees to give a sufficient surety bond to guar antee their part of the contract. In the proposition submitted, which was explained in detail, Clovis has everything to gain and nothing to lose. The engineers are to start out from Clovis and work both ways, north and south and the road is to be completed between Clovis and Tucumcari before grading is to be begun on the line running south to Midland, where it will connect with a transcontinental line. The News reporter is a mem ber of the railroad committee and is, therefore, familiar with the proposition as submitted by Mr, Davis. The amount of bonus required is not to be made public at present, but will be soon, pro viding Tucumcari and Grady al so accept the proposition. Clovis is obligated to assist in sec uring a right of way to the state line, also to secure the co-operation of farmers in con struction work along the line. Referring to the early con st ruction of this line, the sec retary of the Tucumcari Cham ber of Commerce has received the following letter: Amarillo, Texas, Aug. 20, '13 Mr. Hardee Wyatt, Sec'y. Tucumcari Chamber of Com merce, Tucumcari, N. M. Dear sir: Your favor of the 16th duly received. I appreciate yoa ad vising me; that you had been authorized by your Chamber of Commerce to correspond with Clovis regarding the railroad proposition and only hope that the good citizens of Tucumcari will become as active as Clovis did. Only Tucumcari and Grady remain all other towns between and Midland (260 miles) hav ing pledged their co-operation bonuses, right of way, termi nal grounds and promotion money ; as exacted by the Chi cago people. I sincerely hope to be favored with Tucumcari's acceptance at an early date. and when both Tupiumcari nH j Grady have accepted as exac tations. -the Chicago people will visit all towns, sign con tracts to build the road, also will make bond for promotion money then place engineers in the field and take up all pre liminary work in its regular or der. Hoping to be favored with your promptness as we want to get busy and if possible, grade from Clovis to Grady this fait. It could also be possible that we might do some grading between Tucumcari and the cap rock. Thanking you in advance for promptness and hope to be as sured of your prompt co-operation. Please send me a map of Tucumcari. Yours very truly, R. E. DAVIS A Big Soaking Rain. Jupiter Pluvius opened up the flood gates in Clovis Monday morning and did not close them until the best rain had fallen since June. It was a regular down-pour, extending over a wide scope of country southeast and southwest, but only cover ing spotted sections north. A Grady farmer visiting the News office Tuesday said that there was plenty of water standing in the road on the hill this side of the big draw, but that it did not rain to any extent on the other side or on this side until within a few miles of town. Local showers Wednesday morning east of Clovis had the effect of cooling the atmosphere and mak ing the climate delightful. Fire Destroys Residence. Last Thursday evening fire practically destroyed the resi dence of Mrs. Coulter which is located on the adjoining lot north of the Christian church. The department was slow in reaching the fire owing to the fact that one of the horses slip ped and fell while leaving the station whereupon the other one balked. The building, which had just been vacated that day was insured for $800 and the furniture left in the house for $500. The fir department did splen did work after their delayed ar rival and within thirty minutes had the blaze extinguished. Labor Day Bout, A ten-round boxing contest will be staged at the Clovis Ath letic Club arena on labor day, between Kid Anaya of Trinidad and Young Sweeney of Chicago. These light weights recently went eight fast rounds when Anaya lost to Sweeney on a draw. Much interest is being manifest in the fight, and a large crowd of fans are expected to witness the return match which will settle the supremacy question. District Court in Short Session. Judge John T. McClure came up from Rosweli this week and held a short session of District court which adjourned Friday. A number of motion?, and argu ments were heard in chambers, but the principal object of the short session was to draw the juries for the fall term of court which convenes Monday, Sep tember 2nd. Grand Jury. C. E. Dennis, W. R. Adams. J. N Watts, W. H. Bombarger, C. F. Doughton. J. W. Morris, H. D. Reeves, J. A. Latta, R. F. Bavousette. E. C. Sutton, Lee Hardy, Cash Ramey, W. H. Penner, C. J: Quante, A. A. Means. W. H. Xander, H. C. Her by, Bert Curless, A. Sweet, W. F. Newton. D. B. Langford. Petit Jury. C. H. Hannum'. W. H. Duck worth, Robert Mizer, Bony Smith, R. C. Vinyard. E. W. Reagan, G. W. Ryles, C. F. Walker, D. D. Able, Lawrence Miller, O G. Potter, B. J. House. J. S. Morgan, C. H. Sit cox, S. J. McKee, F. E. Dent, R, C. Hatch, F. E. Dent. W. A. Davidson, B. F. Hawk, S. H. Robb, W. Howell, J. L. Hemp hill, Simon Vaughn. J. W. Da vis, Ed Gray, B. E. Channey, William Murphy, R. T. Prince, J. T. Pullen, A. Sieirner, Jesse Deckman, (1; E. Worrall, F. James. K. W. Jones. Union Labor Day Services. The churches of Clovis will unite in conducting Union Labor Day services at the Lyceum on Sunday night. The band will give a sacred concert in front of the Lyceum in the evening, and the church choirs jointly , of all the churches will sing for the services. The speakers will be Rev. W. R. Evans. Rev. Jere miah Moore, A. W. Hockenhull and Prof. -Mersf elder. The ob ject in holding these services in the Lyceum is to accommodate as many as possible of the real working class. Silo Fever Acute. The following named farmers are putting in silos which they expect to have completed in time to receive the fall crop: W. S Winters, Robt. Hum phrey. J. Hickman, W. H. Doak, J. D. Fleming. L. Triplett. J. A. Wallace, Wm. P. Rambo. Mr. Mathews and six or eight others whose names we failed to obtain. G. W Coomes was struck last week by a motorcycle ridden by Billy Singleton while the latter was answering a fire call. Coomes, who was painfully, though not seriously injgsrod, i rapidly recovering from his1 in juries. The News does not re fer particularly to Singleton, but there is entirely too' much speed shown by motor cycle ridors and autoists in the Clovis streets and unleas this danger ous practice is stopped, some parents will pay the penalty in the form of a mangled child, struck while playing in the streets. A speed ordinance should be enacted for the regu lation of the careless. WORK ON NEW R. R. NEARING COMPLETION Work Nearing Completion on Road That Will Prove Mo: of a Town Builder than Present Main Line. Mail Route Bids Wanted. The fourth assistant postmas ter general wants bids for the carrying of mail from Clovis to Cameron via. Claud, Hollene, Belleview and Logansville, a distance of 55 miles. The bid is to cover a period from October, 16, 1913. to October 16, 1914. all bids must be received by Sept 23, 1913. Carlsbad Votes Out Prohibi tion. Carlsbad, N. M.. Aug. 22. After two years of dryness, this city at a local option election held here to-day, w ent wet by 32 majority. There was p radi cally no campaign, no public meetings and the newspapers did not mention the election. M rs. R. Hartshorn was in town Monday from Texico, shopping. Dr. Dillon is enjoying a visit from his brother. Dr. Dillon and wife, his broth er and wife were entertained at dinner by Mrs. Swartz. Mr. McDermott, of Kansas City, is visiting his aunt, Mrs. James T. Stalker. . Judge McGill. of La Lande, was in Clovis Saturday, on business. Special agent. William J. Barker was in Clovis this week, representing the government in some land cases. Mrs. Claud Downing returned Saturday from California, where she has been visiting for the past few months. Mrs. Pattie Holland returned the latter part of the week from a several months visit with her daughters in Oklaho ma and Kansas. Prof. Bickley who last year taught in the Clovis schools, left Tuesday for Dexter where he has been employed to teach for the ensuing school term. Prof. Bickley has many friends in Clo vis who wish him much success in his new location. Curry County Baby Show At Luikart's Saturday. Keen interest is being manifested in the News-Luikart Curry County Baby Show to be held Saturday afternoon be tween the hourd of 2 and 5 p. m. at Luikart's big depart ment store. On this occasion the model Curry county baby will be chosen by a committee of five ladies consisting of Mesdames C. A. Scheurich, A. W. Johnson, S. G. Von Al men, W. A. Havener, J. E. Lidengton. The baby winning the prize will be given FREE a com plete outfit of wearing apparel, including silk dress, cap, shoes, stockings etc. What mother has the prize winner? The work of building the new railroad from Galveston to Clovis is now nearing comple tion and the gulf coast "iron hoss" will soon make its appear ance here which will be the signal for a grand and glorious celebration such as never before witnessed in Clovis. Regarding the construction of this line, the Slatonite, pub lished in the next division town east of Clovis. says: The Cut off is now completed within 30 miles of Texico and steel is being laid at the rate of about a mile a day. This is good news to the people of Slaton because it means the pay roll will be increased much sooner than has been expected. At the present rate of laying steel the road will be complet ed by the first of October al though trains will not be put in operation for some time after the completion. A change was recently made in the foremanship of the con struction company whereby alt labor troubles were settied and the men are now doing their best to rush the work. For a time, it looked like this road would not be completed by the first of the year as during the first three months of construc tion work pnly 30 miles of track was laid. The operation of this new road for which Slaton is the division and terminal point, means that there will be a sub stantial increase in the popu lation here, the estimate being that at least 200 additional fam ilies will be moved here by the Santa Fe to handle the increase in traffic. The Presbyterian Sunday School are enjoying a basket dinner and picnic today at the school house. This afternoon they will go for a hay ride. The hearing on the temporary injunction proceedings against the board of county commission ers was continued until the reg ular fall term of district court.