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The Clovis News
The News Printing Company (Incorporated) Arthur E. Curren, Manager. Entered at the post office at Clovis, N. M. as speond class matter under the act of March 3, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION One Year $1.00 Six Months 50 The left handed phamplet, published at St. Vrain, which is recognized as a literary cu riosity, by reason of its sim plicity, blurred print, and disin teresting topics of comment, continues to weep and wail, like a yellow cur at the moon, without apparent reason, but the News recognizing our su periority will maintain its policy of "silent contempt" as we realize that the man with the spoon that feeds the coun try baby resides on North Main street in Clovis. The fondling from the bear grass is therefore irresponsible. From all over the state comes favorable press comment of the manner in which Clovis conductod the county fair and silo day celebration and inciden tally, a few bouquets about our County Fair edition. The Clovis Chamber of Com merce is capable of doing most anything it undertakes in a creditable manner when it once gets thoroughly aroused on the subject. The Curry County Fair would have been a credit to any coun ty much larger and more pros perous than Curry. the new railroad from Coleman Texas to Clovis. making the connecting link in the Santa Fe's new line from Galveston to San Francisco. The last rails on this new line, which is the best In the Southwest and built for heavy traffic, will be laid about the last of first of next. It invite the Santa take part in the such a great this month or 'is planned to Fe officials to celebration of and important event. This marks the comple tion of a new great transconti nental railroad from ocean to ocean, a competitive and short er line than the Texas-Pacific and a road that it is said was also built in order to success fully compete with traffic from Gulf to Pacific via the Panama Canal. It is an important event in the epoch of Clovis history and its influences and benefits will be greatly realized, not only at the division points, like Clovis, but all along the line. The News dropped a number of delinquents from the list last week and this week will repeat the performance. Some Clovis people have been educat ed into the belief by the Post, News and Journal, that because they were not '"dunned" yearly that a newspaper is a free and charitable gift. This is a mis taxe. it costs money to run a paper and lots of it. A citizen who cannot anord a little over eight cents a month for his home newspaper, which is con tinually boosting his town and country, and thus enhancing the vaiue or his property, is either in desperate financial cir cumstances or shows a lake of enterprise and appreciation. Many are responding, but some are not. The first assistant secretary ot the interior will, according to Lane, take a broader view of the homesteader. It has been the policy of the department in the past to take the report of one man. This report goes to the one above him, who in turn passes it up with his approval and then it eventually goes to the secretary or assistant secretary. If another investigation is desir ed, the same investigator is usu ally sent out upon the case. This system of investigation has been a farce, and with the eyes of the department now turned in the right direction will see that justice in all cases is done and when a claim is investigated will be investigated in fact and not in theory. Santa FeEasle. A. A. Jones, before his ap pointment, was national com mitteeman from the state of New Mexico and was responsible more than any other man in the state, for turning republican New Mexico into the democratic column, both as far as the presi dential column is concerned and the house of representatives, where a democrat, Harvey B. Fergusson. represents the state. Jones has had his political edu cation in the west, and as a practical lawyer before the bar, has come into contact with the methods of the past administra tions in handling land cases both of the homesteader and of the prospector and the miner. Immediately upon his taking office Jones set to work to see if he could not simplify matters in the department, also facilitating matters coming under his direc tion by eliminating old preced ents which only hindered the work of both the prospector and the homesteader. All prospectors and miners are well acquainted with the rule which has been in effect in the land office in regard to mineral patents and with the difficulty al ways encountered in securing a patent to mineral land. The rule under which the department has been working prescribes that the land must be of sufficient value to justify an ordinary prudent man in proceeding with the develop ment. This rule was promul gated after a case had been hand ed down from a court in Utah and had been the policy of the last administration. It has meant that a man could block a mineral patent before the land office if he could prove that the prospector was not considered an "ordinarily prudent man." Jones the first assistant to Sec retary Lane, practically announc ed that this rule and rules of the kind would be eliminated. The law in regard to mineral patents has been that a patent should be issued when there was a "dis covery of minerals in place and where $500 in work or improve ments had been made." This rule will undoubtedly be adopted in the department for the future and will save, according to all who have encountered the work ings of the past administration, much time delay and will enable the miners and prospectors to secure patents to their improv ed claims. The next big jubilee slated in Clovis is that of the railroad celebration to commemorate the Young man, if you wish to be YOUR OWN BOSS, start a bank ac count. Some day a business opportu nity will present itself and you will have the money to take it. All big fortunes began that wtty Once you start, things come easier each year. When you need it, it will be where you can get it to grab a good business opportunity. "Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank" First National Bank of Clovis Billie Deemer returned from Toveka this week where he has been in the hospital. Notice of Suit. In the District Court of Curry County, New Mexico. No. 656. Joe De Oliviera, Plaintiff, vs. F. A. Hyde & Co., Defendant. To the Defendant, F. A. Hyde & Co: You will hereby take notice that suit has been filed and is now pending in the District Court of Curry County in which Joe De Oliviera is plaintiff and you the said F. A. Hyde & Co. are defendant, and that said cause is numbered 656 on the civil docket of said Court, and that Harry L. Patton, whose business and postoffice address is Clovis New Mexico, is attor ney for plaintiff. You will further take notice that the objects of said suits are as follows: To quiet title against you to the following described real estate, situated in Curry County, New Mexico, to wit: The N W 1-4 of S W 1-4 of Sec. 33, Twp. G N., R. 84 E. N. M. P. M., and to have plaintiff decreed the absolute owner in fee simple of said real estate, lb You will further take notice that unless you appear, answer or plead in said suit on or before the 5th day of December. 1913, plaintiff will take judgment by default against you and will apply to the Court for the relief prayed for in his complaint filed in said suit. Witness my hand and seal of said Court, this the 23rd day of October, 1913. A. L. Awalt, County Clerk. (Seal) Mrs Abe Meek, of Denver, Colorado i the guest of her mother. Mrs. Chen worth, this week. B. J. Catt is in the city the city this week from Cushing, Oklahoma, where he has been on business for several months past. Mr. Catt reports that country as drouth stricken. Avoid Sedative Cough Medicines If you want to contribute directly to the oc currence of caplllao b.onchltis and pneumonLv use cough medicines that contain codine. mor phine, heroine and other sedatives when you have a cough or cold. An expectorant li ke Chamherlain's Cough Remedy is what is needed -That cleans out the culture beds or breeding places for the jrermH of pneumonia and other germ diseases. That is why pneumonia never results from a cold when Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is used. It haa a world wide reputa tion for its cures. It contains no morphine or other sedative For sale by All Druggists. IT IS A PLEASURE to us to be able to please our customers. We give you the very best at our command so that you may know when you buy GROCERIES from us, that you get the best the market affords. Any of our cus tomers will tell you that they are pleased with our service. When ordering, phone 25. "The Quality Tells and the Price Sells" HARVEY & MORRIS "The Leading Grocers"