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Lives at the 5 and 10c Store Santa Claus Lives at the 5 and 10c Store urins me oniiaren g th. cSHI They are Always Welcome SWEET CHRISTMAS DREAMS A Boy at Christmas wealth IF I COULD have my wish tonight, it wuld noc be or fame, It would not be for some delight that men who live in luxury claim; But it would be that I might rise at three or four a. m. to see, With eager, happy, boyish eyes, my presents on the Christmas tree. Throughout this world there is no jay, I know now lam grow ing gray, So rich as being just a boy, a little boy on Christmas day. I'd like cnce more to stand and gaze enraptured on a tinseled tree, With eyes that know just how to blaze, a heart still turned to ecstasy; I'd li ke to feel the old delight, the surging thrills within me come; To love a thing with all my might , to grasp the pleasure of a drum; . To know the meaning of a toy - a meaning lost to minds blase To be just once a gain a boy, a little boy on Christmas day. I'd like to see a pai r of skates the way they looked to me back then, Before I'd turned from boyhood's gate and marched into the world of men; I'd like to see a jackknife, too, with those same eager, danc ing eyes That couldn't fault or blemish view; I'd like to feel the same surprise, The pleasure free from all alloy, that has forever passed away, When I was just a little boy and had my faith in Christmas day. Oh, little, laughing, rogish lad! the king that rules across the sea Would give his scepter if he had such joy as now belongs to thee! And beards of gray would give their gold and all the honors they possess Once more within their grasp to hold thy present fee of happi ness. Earth sends no greater, surer joy, as, too soon, thou, as I, shall say. Than that of his who is a boy, a little boy on Christmas day. By Edgar A. Guest, in Judge. it" T K Santa Fe Railway is Buying Much New Equipment The Santa Fe railway is buy ing much new equipment. Ac cording to the current issue of the Railway Age Gazette, the road has ordered thirty -five Pacific type locomotives from the Baldwin Locomotive Works, and has cr .'racted for 140 passenger train cars from the Pullman company, These cars are divid ed as follows: Twenty-four chair cars, thirty smoking cars, thirty five coaches, ten baggage cars, six partition cars, fifteen dining cars, ten composite cars and ten parlor cars; all to be of all steel construction. A Good Reason for Saloons. A convincing argument from the Pineville Herald: "A Georgia town has voted in fa v r of saloons, and here is the reason as given by a citizen: 'If we are going to stand for our women folks wearing shad ow and slit skirts and our younger women learning to dance the boll weevil wiggle, Texas Tommy tango, the bun ny hug, the bear dance, half-canter' the buzzard and so on down the line, men folks miht just as have their saloons and the fl p the well the Whole push goto hell together. Box Rent Raised. The following letter from the Asst. Postmaster General to the Clovis postoffice indicates the new rates in box rents f ffective on the first. Washington. Dec. 1. 1913. Postmaster, Clovis, N. Mex. Sir: Yon are instructed to collect box rents at your post office at the rates stated balow, from Jan. 1. 1914. Lock boxes, small, 00c per quarter. Lock boxes, medium 75c per quarter. Lock boxes, large 1.00 per quarter. Lockboxes, extra large $1.50 per quarter. For information regarding the box delivery system, see sec tions 347 to 356. Postal Laws and Regulations, 1913. Respectfully. A. M. Dockery, Third Ass't. Postmaster Gen. Paul Douglas, a prosperous farmer, of near Texico, was in the city Monday proving up on his claim. Mr. Douglas left his autograph for the News as he thinks after a residence of eleven years here that we can nat boost this country too much District Court. An adjourned session of Dis trict Court was conducted by District Judge, Granville A. Richardson here last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A number of motions and ar guments were heard, judgments and decrees handed down in several cases, but the two im portant trial cases which con sumed the greater portion of the session were those of Perry Unruh vs. Wm. Raulie, and Ed T. Massey and T. B. Martin vs. S. H. Withers. The first named case is an action which grew out of a lease of state lands. Judgment was rendered in favor of the defendants. Attorney Bratton of Far well, represented Raulie and H. R. Patton represented Massey. U. S. Bateman, of Roswell, appeared for the plain tiff. The latter case is an action growing out of the promotion of the railroad from Texico South. It appears there wai some diffi culty with reference to promo tion money -or grade contracts. Judgment was with held in this case until Wednesd y. the court having taken the matter under advisement. Attorney Harry Patton ap peared for the defendant and Bratton and Hockenhull for the plaintiff. i Fresh and Pure 55 AT the 2; 5 S Parish Kandy Kitchen "Buy Early and Avoid the Rush"