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VOL. 7. NO.
R 4, 1913. $1.00 PER YEAR RECORD BREAKING WHEAT CROP IS ASSURED Thousands of Acres Planted in North ern Curry and Southern Quay Counties This Winter. President Woodrow Wilson, who appeared joint session of the U. S. Senate and House of and delivered his first annual messsage. Tuesday before a Representatives , 4.4.4 Serial IfnltSag From now until January 1, 1914, the News will accept subscriptions at 50 cents per year, cash, to all addresses within Curry County. This offer appliesto back subscriptions as well as renewals and new subscribers. Now is the time to take advantage of this exceptional offer, we are making for a short time only, in order to increase our list of sub scribers. Farmers especially are invited to enroll on the list, and get the Curry County farm news, late land law rulings, market re ports, general crop conditions, live stock news, country correspondence, railroad news, local happenings and protection for the unfavored common people in the administration of public affairs by public servants. The Clovis News is the only peoples paper published in Curry County without a collar Subscribe Now! . Since the recent heavy rains the big crops of wheat in north em Curry and southern Quay counties are practically as good I as made and the farmers resid ing in those localities are jubilant especially since three fourths of them have large tracts planted in the Crop. Barring failures. which do not seem possible un- der the present prospects, the country above mentioned should raise sufficient winter wheat this season to supply the whole staie of New Mexico with flour for a year. W. ' W. Sparks, B. C. Barker and T. A. Hardin, of near Plains in Curry county, were in the city the first of the week and gave the News representative the fol lowing data concerning the acre age of wheat planted in their immediate vicinity: L. M. Riz ner 160 acres, L. A. Petit 60 or 1 i 75 acres. M. B. McDonald, a large acreage, J. M. Wells 90 acres on one claim and more on another, W. M. Langster about 50 acres, W. W. Sparks 100 acres. M. Ed wards 50 or 60 acres, Bob Stin son about 75 to 100 acres, Mr. Box 50 acres. Mr. Lindsey 60 acres ,B. C. Barker 50 acres, L. N. Canton 70 acres, T. A. Hardin 35 acres, Jim Howell 60 acres, and A. F. Roach" has a large wheat crop and many others too numerms to mention. Plains farmerB, who are water bound in the city 3tate that it rained all night Friday night, snowed all day Saturday and Sat urday night and has rained and snowed at intervals ever since. Vance Bros., of Forrest N. M. have 1,000 acres in wheat and Cyclone Jones, of Claud, has in 120 acres. Several of the Grady farmers have also planted wheat. S. A. Jones Buys Interest in First National. S. A. Jones, former Cashier of the First National Bank at Mel rose, and one of the most suc cessful bankers in the South west, closed a deal last Thurs day for a chunk of stock in the First National Bank and is now associated with that in stitution. Mr. Jones is assist ing Mr. Oldham in the manage ment of the bank and as soon as the directors meet, soon after the first of the year, he may be elected to one of the respon sible official positions. For the time being, he will be associat ed with the bank assisting in directing its affairs, but this does not mean the retirement of Mr. Oldham, the present Cash ier, who will still continue his connection with the institution. Mr. Jones is too well known in this section of New Mex ico to need any introduction on our part, but suffice it to say that he is an experienced, con servative banker, a pleasant and accommodating gentlemen, and one of the most successful finan ciers in the Southwest. The News joins the Clovis citizens in extending a welcome hand to Mr. Jones on entering our business circle. Carl Morris k Coming. World's Championship Box ing Contest in Clovis On December 25th, Between Morris and Geyer. Plenty Potatoes. If any one has any doubt about this being a potato coun try, they will have such doubts readily dispelled by conferring with the Magee brothers, of Havener. John H. MaGee raised 186 bushels this year on four acres and his brother Frank MaGee raised 110 bushels on six acres, besides this John raised two tons of broom corn and six hundred bushels of corn and only cultivated sixty acres of his farm. These products have a market value ojf at least, $600.00 or as much as the land is selling for at present. The question is naturally asked, ''Where in the country can you fcise a crop in one year that more than buys the land upon which it was raised? This is not the only incident of this kind, but on hundreds of farms near Clovis, the crops raised this year were valued more than the land upon which they grew. One th ing is certain and that is that the price of Curry County land will either advance or high priced land farther east must come down. The tendency of the times is a revision down ward, democratic, but not so in Curry County where four acres of five dollar an acre land will grow 180 bushels of as fine po tatoes as can be seen on the market. The News editor can vouch for the quality of the "spuds" for we received a sack of them. Fied W.James was in from his ranch near Claud Tuesday and says that his fine herd of black pole cattle are in splendid condition. Fred has in only ten acres of wheat but since the recent heavy rains regrets that he did not put in more. Ja son E. Virden of near Tex ico was in the city shopping Wednesday. Mr. Virden has one of the best farms in the Texico country. The greatest pugilistic battle ever scheduled to take place in Clovis or in New Mexico, for that matter will be held in Clo vis on Christmas day when Carl A. Morris, the Oklahoma giant of the championship class and Jack Geyer, of Buffalo, of the same class will go ten rounds for the championship of the world under a canvas covered arena. These men are "top notchers" in the pugilistic world, and Morris, who is the pride of Oklahoma and the Southwest, is a much better fighter than he was when he met McCarty at Madison Square Garden. He will fight Jess Willard at Madison Square Gar den on Wednesday night, the result of which is announced elsewhere in this issue. The contest is under the di rection and promotion of San ta Fe employes who have plac ed a forfeit guarantee of $1000,00 in order to secure the match. Geyer is one of the greatest fighters of modern times hav ing on November 8th been giv en a decision over Boer Roedel, the champion box r of Europe, also received the decision over "one round" Davis in Buffalo, Nov. 28th. This big match will prove of inestimable advertising value to Clovis, throughout the country and a record breaking crowd of fight fans will come to witness the world's championship battle. BIG CATTLE SALES IN COUNTY AMOUNT TO $50,000 Shipley Bros. Cattle Company Do a Big Business in a Short Time in Re stocking the Country. $50,000 worth of cattle import ed and sold since the 10th day of last October is the record made by Shipley Bros cattle company of Clovis. These stock were distributed among the farmers and small stock raisers within the trade territory of Clovis and from ajl reports the stock are doing well and putting on flesh. Since may 1912 this company has imported and sold over a quarter million dollars worth of stock and these figures are veri fied by the books of the company open for inspection at the Clovis National Bank. On the 18th of last February, Mr. Shipley sold 100 head of cows to S. F. Tipton of Texico and on the 18th of last month purchased 94 head o f calves from these same cows at $25.00 a head, taking a ten per cent cut and paying him $18.00 a head for the nine calves in the cut. This amounted to $2287. for one years calf crop. He has again contracted the calves this year at $25.00 a round and if Mr. Tipton is as successful this year as he was the last, he will have his cows paid for in two years from the calf crop alone, besides making a profit of all the cream and butter produced. Mr. Ship ley in turn sold the calves for $30.00 per head and made a prof it of $453.50, including the sale of the cut backs to Mr. Pattison. This fall the company made a deal with J. D. Fleming and W. H. Pattison letting them have 43 calves each and agreeing to pay them 8 cents a po und for all flesh they are able to put on the stock by May 1913, when they will be shipped to market. The calves weighed about 400 pounds each when delivered and as Pattison and Fleming have silos and will feed the stock on ensilage, meal cake and corn. Mr. Shipley thinks they will weigh at least 700 pounds by May, netting the feeders $24.00 a head. D. E. Allen also pur chased forty head of black pole cows from Shipley Bros for which he paid $37. 50 a head and refused an offer of $40.00 a head before he drove them from the town limits. He now has them pastured on fine grass range south of Havener and says that they are doing well. These are only small example of what might be done by other Curry county farmers i n the stuck raising and feeding busi ness which is fast becoming one of our leading industries. W. A. Foyil, former Curry County banker and capitalist is in the city. Jason E. Virden, who lives near Texico, was in the city Wednesday and ordered his sub scription renewed, also deposit ed a silver dollar to have the News . sent to his father in Texas. A. O. Norris, section fore man, at Black tower, is assisting C. E. Pollard, the St. Vrain sec tion foreman with some exten sive work on the railroad track in Havener this week.