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VOL. 7. NO. 22.
CLOVIS. CURRY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO. SEPTEMBER 4. 1913.
$1.00 PER YEAR
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Baby Show a Success.
The News-Luikart Curry
county baby show held at Luik
art's big department store last
Saturday afternoon was the
greatest success of anything of
the kind ever attempted in
Clovis.
It is estimated
one hundred and
children visited
that between
two hundred
the store be-
tween the hours of two and five
p. m. and that from sixty to
seventy five baties participated
in the contest. , ,
Claude Gilliean, a three
months old babe, whose parents
reside on a claim near Claud,
won first prize and Edna Spade,
the 13 months old child of Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Spade, of Clovis
won second prize.
Claud Gilliean is the Model
Curry county baby and all who
saw the "chunky" little fellow
say that the judges made no
mistake in their decision.
Evidence of the advertising
value of the Clovis News was
fully demonstratrd in the News
Luikart Curry county baby
show. The News alone ad
vertised this event and no oth
er newspaper even mentioned
it, yet it was a big success
ample proof this, that News
advertisements are read.
Earnest Kingery Hurt.
As mail carrier Bennet was
traveling his usual route Wed
nesday and when a short dis
tance beyond the Mansfield
residence east of town, he no
ticed a man lying near the road
and a horse nearby. The man
was unconscious and a broken
fence post gave evidence that
the horse had dashed into the
fence and the rider thrown.
Mr. Bennett brought the in
jured man to town where he
was treated by Dr. A. L. Dil
lon who, though unable to tell
definitely, thinks the injuries
will not prove serious.
Mr. Kingery, the injured
man resides four and one half
miles southwest of town.
Fattuon Buys Farm.
Will H. Pattison, proprietor
of the Clovis Creamery has pur
chased the Loring place, three
miles east of Clovis, near the
Liberty school house, for a con
idarati'm said to be about
00.
Mr. Pattison will move his
family to the new home which
he will improve and stock with
high grade dairy cows and other
Rood stock.
Those who know Mr. Pattison
feel satisfied that within a
short time he will have one of
the Model Curry County farms,
which will be equivalent or su
perior to a government experi
ment station.
Know lea Goes to California.
D. C. Knowles, our worthy
-Ration agent, leaves soon for
'jOs Ansreles, California, to ac
cept a responsible position with
the Santa Fe. He will join
his family in Los Angeles,
and make that city his future
home. Mr. Knowles makes
the change for the benefit of
his little daughter's health.
The vacancy as freight agent
was filled by L. R. Conardy, of
Roswell.
Curry County Fair Dates
Set For October 1,-2.
Chamber of Commerce Will Name Committees Friday
Night and Work Will Be Started at Once.
The boom for the big Curry
county fair has been launched
and the dates have been named.
Last year the county fair
was a great success and
it is the idea to make the one
this year a greater success. To
do this, it is going to take the
united effort of the business
men of Clovis and a liberal do
nation of prize money. Mer
chants who do not care to con
tribute financially , may give
merchandise as prizes.
It is the plan to again use
Oldham's big tent that was used
on the previous occasion and on
silo day. The vacant lots west
and north of the Owen buildi ng
A Draw Bout.
Young Sweeney, of Chicago,
and "Kid" Anaya, of Trinidad,
i ought ten fast rounds to a
draw Monday night at the Clo
vis Athletic Club arena.
Sweeney showed good form
and landed frequently on his
opponent but with the e!ht
ounce gloves he was unable to
effect a knock out. Anaya
showed his old time endurance
and appeared to have the best
of it in the clinch fighting fre
quently hammering on Sween
eys back which many of the
fans believe in time would
have broken his opponent down.
It was the cleanest boxing
exhibition ever staged in Clovis
and ajl were well pleased with
the entertainment. Referee
Hunnicutt's decision calling it a
draw at the end of the tenth
round met with general appro
val. Pitkins-Horn.
S. M. Pitkins and Miss Millie
Horn, both of Claud, were mar
ried at the Methodist parsonage
by Rev. W. R. Evans, Wednes
day, the 3rd.
The groom is a prosperous
farmer and the bride is charm
ing and accomplished young la
dy of that neighborhood.
Congratulations.
Keith W. Edwards, one of
the most prominent legalities of
Fort Sumner was in the city
Saturday in the interest of the
melon day celebration to be
held in the river city on Sept.
10th. Mr. Edwards says that
plenty of free cantaloupes and
watermelons will be dispensed
to all who can come. In addit
ion, a splendid program of rac
ing, bronco busting and general
sports has been arranged, The
celebration will terminate with
a grand ball at the new pavil
lion in the evening.
Lost. Last Wednesday while
passing through Ft. Sumner in a
buggy I lost my coat out of the
buggy. Finder will confer a
favor by notifying H, A. Scant
Hn. Clovis, N. M.
has been suggested as the loca
tion for the fair ground this
time.
The committees to be ap
pointed are those on general ar
rangements, finance, music and
exhibits.
At the conclusion of the
county fair, it it planned to
send the exhibits to the Pan
handle State Pair at Amarillo
and to the State Fair at Albu
querque both of which begin
on Oct. 6th.
It is thought that more bene
ficial results will accrue from
sending the exhibit to the
Amarillo Fair than to the Al
buquerque Fair. However, the
Railroad Work Soon.
Altus Roswell and Pacific
Line to be Extended to
Roswell Next Year.
Memphis, Texas, Aug. 26.
Judge J. M. Elliott, resident at
torney here for theAltus, Ros
well and Pacific railroad, has
just been officially advised that
renewed construction will begin
on this road on the 15th of next
January. This road when fully
completed according - to present
plans will extend from Altus.
Okla., to Roswell, N. M., and
will have rails in the five Texas
counties of Collinsworth, Hall,
Briscoe. Floyd, and Lubbock,
before crossing the line into New
Mexico, and will give these
counties direct Katy and Santa
Fe connections. Over 100 miles
of grading on this line is already
in place in Texas, which will,
however, require considerable
new work to fit it for tie laying.
The new grading will probably
begin at Wellington, Collins
worth county. T ubbock Ava
lanche. C. E Dennis and H. L. Pat
ton returned from Oklahoma
Saturday night where they had
been for a week on legal busi
ness. Mr. Dennis stated that he
would rather reside in New
Mexico and just make a living
than in Oklahoma and make
money during the present con
dition of drouth and business
depression. He stated that
crops there with but few excep
tions are destroyed by the pro
tracted drouth and intense heat.
The Santa Fe railroad is erect
ing a watering trough at Here
ford which will enable the
through fast trains to take wat
er while running at a speed of
60 miles an hour. This is the
first watering trough to be built
in Texas. The Santa Fe is in
stalling every time saving de
vice applicable to this western
country on the plains divisions.
When the Texico Cut-off is com
pleted the Santa Fe will probab
ly have the fastest track in Tex
as, between Slaton and Clovis.
Slaton Slatonite.
state fair being a home attrac
tion, the exhibit will be divided
and sent to both places.
The same idea will probably
be adopted, as last year in put
ting exhibits on a competitive
basis and that each community
will have seperate display
booths.
Special attention will be given
to live stock exhibits as it is the
plan to make this the greatest
live stock show ever held in
Clovis.
It is also possible that har
ness races and other sporting
attractions will be held. Re
member the date Oct. 1st and
2nd.
Arrested for Shooting Quail
Out of Season.
A telegram from Tony Ortiz
Dep. Game Warden at Albuquer
que last night to game warden
Trinidad C. DeBaca, told of the
arrest at Albuquerque of F. V.
La n ham end F. A. Doran,
charged with shooting quail out
of season. The arrests were
made upon telegram from Dep.
Game Warden Rain bolt, of Ros
well, who alleges that the shoot
ing was done in Chavez county.
Nathan Jaffa, of Roswell,
former secretary of the state,
was in Clovis Monday en route
from Las Vegas to his home.
The body of Sam Perkins,
who recently died at Fort Sum
ner, passed through Clovis last
wesk enroute to his old home in
Texas for interment,
Cliff Oliver has been tran sfer
red from the road masters office
to the material house depart
ment and Lester Bayless has
been transferred from Vaughn
to the position in the roadmast
er's office.
Special labor day services
were conducted at the Lyceum
theatre Sunday night and al
though the weather was threat
ing. a crowd, estimated at four
hundred, attended the services.
A special musical program was
arranged and the band gave a
sacred concert.
D. M. Simmons and wife re
turned from Tennessee this
week and will again make Clo
vis their home. They say crops
look better in Curry county
than any section they have
traversed since leaving Ten
nessee. The News is indebted to Vic
tor Nelson for a large juicy
peach raised without irrigation
on his farm five miles south
west of Clovis. Mr. Nelson
says lhat he protected the trees
from the late frosts last spring
by simply covering them with
blankets and that in this man
ner he will have several bush
els of good peschest
Fleming Wins Silo Prize.
In company with Alex Shipley.
C. V. Steed and Claud Downing,
the News reporter went out to
Farmer Fleming's place Satur
day to inspect his new silo. Mr.
Fleming started his hundred
ton silo on Tuesday and had it
finished and ready for insilage
on Saturday thereby winning
the first prize of $25.00
offered by the Chamber of
Commerce. Mr. Wallace was
the first to complete the under
ground silo and al&o won $25
which was offered to the first
eight who completed silos. The
silo committee composed of C.
E. Dennis, E. R. Hart, B. D.
Oldham and Walter Cramer
went out Sunday and inspected
the silos of Messrs. Fleming,
Wallace and Humphrey and
have awarded them the prizes.
A number of silos will be com
pleted in time for the fall crop.
Labor Day Services.
A most excellent meeting was
held at the Lyceum Theatre
Sunday evening in which the
joint choirs of the city took part.
In the early part of the evening
the band under the leadership of
Mr. Johnson rendered a number
of beautiful sacred pieces on the
sidewalk before entering the
building. The choir was under
the leadership of Mrs. Roose,
who also sweetly sang a solo.
Messrs. Jones, Hockenhull, Mc
Bee and Swartz composed a
quartette of good voice s in sing
ing a most excellent selection.
Dr. Moore gave an
address on "What I Believe."
A. W. Hockenhull delivered an
address on "Social Unrest"
which was timely and well re
ceived. Lewis Mersf elder deliv
ered a good address on ' 'Social
Reform" which was both logical
and spicy and full of good sug
gestions. Rev. W. R. Evans,
always logical, fluent and force
ful spoke on "Christ and La
bor." in such an exemplary
manner as to make every labor -ing
man feel proud that he was
engaged in the honest pursuit
of making an "honest" living.
The man who toils not and the
political grafter who stands in
with the ring had no defenders
at this meeting.
The members of the Presby
terian church and their friends
enjoyed an old time hay ride and
pic-nic Thursday. The crowd
assembled at the high school
building where they all got
aboard conveyances to enjoy a
jolly hay ride. After the ride
the merry-makers returned to
the school grounds and in the
cool of the evening spread a
most delicious and appetizing
supper, consisting of sandwiches
chicken, pickles, jellies, eggs,
fruits, ice cream, cake, and
everything else to make up a
most sumptuous spread.
D. V. Walker came up from
Roswell the first of the week
and is looking about the coun
try with the object of buying
more land.
Miss Clyde Wilson, of Here
ford, Texas arrived this week
and will teach a mUsic class
this winter in Clovis.
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