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VOL. 7. NO. 28.
$1.00 PER YEAR
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mrs. E. H. Robinson and chil
dren returned Tuesday from
Portales where she has been vis
iting relatives.
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
"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,
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,
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
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.

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