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VOL. 7. NO. 28. CLOVIS. CURRY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO. SEPTEMBER 11. 1913 $1.00 PER YEAR COUNTY FAIR DATES CHANGED, OCT. 13, 14, Fair Will Handled Through Cham ber of Commerce and Committees Appointed Friday Night. On account of a desire to ex hibit the Curry County Fair products to those f rom the east who might arrive on the first homeseeker's excursion in Oc tober, and also not conflict with the the fair dates of the Pan handle and Albuquerque fairs to be held from Oct. 6 to 11 inclu sive, it was thought best by officers and members of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce, who will have charge of the fair, to change the dates from Oct. 1, 2. as announced in last weeks issue of the News to Oct. 13 and 14. Through some misunderstand ing, the Chamber failed to meet last Friday night and the matter is to be taken up at next meet ing and handled througn that body instead of by an individual association. Though the dates will not be definitely fixed until Friday night, the News was able to learn from an expression of many of the officers and mem bers of the organization that the dates above given will be acceptable. It is also planned to send a representative from Curry coun ty to the Amarillo fair and upon its conclusion to induce as many as possible to visit the Curry county fair. Scheurich Returns. C. A. Scheurich, who has been up in northern New Mexico in the Spanish speak ing counties in the interest of the state fair board, of which he is a member returned Wed nesday. Mr bcheurich says that a keen interest is every where being manifest, in the big state fair to be held in Albu querque on October 6th to 11th inciusive. Prof. Griffin Resigns. Prof. V. L. Griffin tendered his resignation as superintendent of the Clovis Public Schools to accept a banking position with his brother-in-law B. F. Pier matin, of Brownwood Texas. Prof, and Mrs. Griffin have lived in Clovis for the past two years, and during their residence here have made nu merous friends in Clovis who regret their departure from Clo vis, but wish them health and happiness in their new home. They will leave Friday for their new home. Prof. W. E. Carroon, of Ros well, was elected to fill the place made vacant at a salary of SI. 800- and took charge this Among those who attended the big Barnes circus Saturday were almost everybody from Curry County. It is estimated that over a thousand people witnessed each performance. New Station Agent. The Santa Fe has another station agent at Clovis, Mr. L R. Conarty formerly of Roswell, has been transferred here to succeed D. C. Knowles who has been transferred to a respon sible position with the com pany in California where he re quested a transfer on account of the health of his daughter. Mr. Conarty, who is now on the job, is an experienced and popular Santa Fe employe, courteous and accommodating. Stanfield & Gryder the name of. the new firm 13 which recently succeeded S. H. Holland of the Clovis Grocery Feed and Wagon Yard. The new firm composed of Mr. C. L. btannnld and J. IN. Uryder are well and favorably known to the people of Curry county, havihg been in business in Grady for a ong time where for square dealing and fair treatment they have a host of friends and pat rons who will continue to give thera their trade in their new ocation at Clovis. This new and popular firm will be quite an ac quisition to Clovis. drawing much of the farmer trade from Grady to Clovis, which hereto fore went to Tucumcari and San Jon. In connection with their big Wagon Yard and Farmer's Corral they will handle all kinds of Groceries. Flour. Feed and farmer 8 supplies at prices as low as the lowest and as good as the best. See their "ad" in this issue and give them a share of vour trade. Don't forget the place Holland's old stand, op posite Hart's lumber yard, cor. Monroe and Mitchell streets. The new rates for mailing packages up to twenty pounds by parcel post will be a big thing for the local merchants who take advantage of the low rate offered. And at the same time it-wWl not injure the local merchants by granting competi tive rates to the mail order houses. "Packages of twenty pounds can now be mailed to anyone within the first zone for 15 cents and into the second zone for 24 cents. This gives the advantage of cheap rates to the local merchants, which is i not to be enjoyed by the long distance mail order house. The live merchants will "get busy" and make use of this advantage to the fullest extent. The use of ample advertising space in connection with the parcels post will build up the merchants mail order business. Stanfield and Gryder, of Grady, have recently purchased the Holland wagon yard and grocery, known as the Clovis Feed Store on Mitchell street. Barnes Big Circus A Splendid Show. To say that the people of this city and country were pleased with Al G. Barnes big circus which exhibited in Clovis last Saturday would be. putting it mildly as they were more than pleased. When Mr. Barnes advertised that his circus was something different from the ordinary cir cus or olden days he told the ab solute truth and his promise was faithfully carried out. Not only was the attraction something different, but the. demeanor of the employes was something dif ferent, as all were as courteous and acoommooatwg as if you were their most intimate friend The rou gh class that ordinar ily follows a circus of such mag nitude and gigantic proportions as that of AL G. Barnes were conspicuous by their absence as Mr. Barnes has made1 it un derstood from the start that he would not tolerate anything of the kind, and he has given his employees to understand that they must be courteous to the public. The animals were well trained by the best trainers in the world and if any one who witnessed the performances complained of not getting their moneys worth, we have failed to hear of it while on the other hand all who attended it are praising it most highly. The performance of the cent er ring was probably the most interesting. It was in this ring which is encircled with a steel cage that Miss Martha Florine appeared in the cage alone with two ferocious looking lions, two leopards and two panthers, and where Louis Roth the world's greatest animal trainer appear ed with a group of sixteen lions surrounding him. The perform ance of Cap. Stonewall with his Sea Lions was none the less in teresting. To say the least, it was the most interesting exhibi tion that the people of Clovis ever witnessed, and should this show ever appear here again they can rest assured of a record-breaking attendance. Record Calf Crop. On the 18th day of last Feb ruary, Mr. S. F. Tipton, of Far well, Texas, purchased 96 cows and four calves from Alex Ship ley. On the 1st day of this month he invoiced from the herd 96 cows and 99 calves. One cow had twin calves and two of the cows that had calves by their sides when the sale was made in February, had calves again. This is considered a record breaking calf crop and is strong evidence that Curry county is some stock country. Died. Mrs. L. J. Burnette, age 77. at the home of her son m west Clovis. Sunday night at 10 o'clock. tThe deceased had been making ner home with her son at the time of her death. Funeral service Monday after noon at the Clovis Cemetery. Undertaker Steed had charge of the remains. i 1 Mrs. E. H. Robinson and chil dren returned Tuesday from Portales where she has been vis iting relatives. TARIFF BILL PASSED Amended Bill Carries 28 per cent Re- auction From New Abstract Firm. William F. Fleming, one of our leading insurance agents, and who holds the responsible position as Secretary of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce, has purchased a half interest iu the Baker Abstract Company from C. C. Baker. City Clerk. The Baker and Fleming Ab stract Company have arranged offices in the Clovis National Bank and have employed Miss Mae Litchfield as stenographer and abstract clerk. The Clovis News in its efforts to defend the masses of the small tax-payer has been severe ly cri ticised by"the big corpora tions of late. Nevertheless, the Clovis News has always been a "People's Paper" and has never shirked its duty to the public for city, county or land office con tractsand will continue to fight it out on that line. We said sometime ago that the tax situa tion in New Mexico is badly muddled through the recent law and that no , remedy is in sight except to have new legislation. It is within the power of the law-makers to enact a statute that will be really beneficial in solving the much vexed problem, and which will relieve the tense situation whereby the small property holder is paying more than his just share of the taxes. On this point Attorney -General Clancy made the following pertinent remarks which will be appreciated by every tax-payer and every tax-dodger in New Mexico: "The result is, however, that the owners of small amounts of property, which cannot be read ily concealed or overlooked, are compelled to pay more than their fair share of taxes, while the man or corporation owning extensive or varied properties is able to escape anything ap proaching his fair share." The representasives of such large property-holding interests do not want any improvement in methods of assessment, and for that reason, and for no other, we have not been able to get any such improvement. But un fortunately the newspaper edi tors who should be on the look out to protect the masses of the small-taxpayers seem to be occupied more particularly in helping the county commission ers to cement an impenetrable graft ring. The Magic Citv Furniture Company have leased the Jack son building between their store and the Moran Drug Com pany and are having the inte rior arranged for an undertak ing establishment They have constructed three seperate apartments for the handling of the trade, HAS THE SENATE Existing Law. Washington, Sept. 9.- The Democratic tariff revision bill passed the senate at 5:43 p. m. amid a burst of applause that swept down from the crowded galleries and found its echo on the crowded floor of the senate. Its passage was attended with surprises in the final moments of the voting when Senator La Follette, Republican, cast his vote with the Democrats and was joined a few moments later by Senator Poindexter, Progressive. The vote was 44 to 37. President Wilson expressed great gratification over end of long struggle in senate. The bill now goes back to House to adjust differences. Taiban Goes Dry. Deputy Sheriff Clayton and James A. Hall went down to Roswell Wednesday to attend the "habeas corpus hearing in th pass of t.h st.at.p. vs. R. S. Everman. Mr. Everman is from Taiban. and is under charge of having sold a bottle of whiskey in violotion of the prohibitory law which is- in ef fect there since the recent pro hibition election. He admits that he sold the whiskey, in fact, that he sold it purposely, stating that his reason for so doing was merely for the pur pose of testing the law by means of a writ of habeas cor pus, since there is no way un der our law of contesting the election, and he was advised by his attorney, Judge H. D. Ter rell, of Clovis, that this was the only means of testing the law . Judge Terrell contends that the law under which the election was held is in violation of the state consti tution, in that the legislature attempts to delegate to the county commissioners a legis lative authority, by directing that upon the filing of minority petition twenty-five per cent of the qualified voters of any given territory in which the proposed district is bounded and described, the commissioners shall declare that territory a district for the purpose of the law and shall thereupon issue an election proclamation. This, it is contended is a power that can only be exercised by the legislature and one which can not be delegated. Portales Herald. Will H. Pattison is putting in an underground silo on the farm which he recently purchased fiom Mr. Loring three miles east of Clovis. G. W. Singleton, who is em ployed with the Santa Fe con struction department on the new road from Galveston to Clovis was in the city Saturday.