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CLOVIS, CURRY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, DECEMBER 18. 1913. $1.00 PER YEAR It is up to Tucumcuri and Grady. Letters received here this we.?k from the promoters and financial agents of the Tucumcari to Midland railroad, commonly called here the north and south road, indicate that the only ob stacle now in the way of pro ceeding with the proposition is the failure of Tucumeari and Grady to accept the plan agreed upon by the other towns along the proposed route. It is inti mated that unless the towns of Tucumcari and Grady make a definate decision soon, that it is possible that the plans may be changed and independent town sites established on the upper plains and at a connection with the Dawson railroad some where northeast of Tucumcari. One of the engineers writes one of our railroad committee to the effect that the Chicago people are ready to sign up the contracts and make the required securities and that the bondholders in Trenton New Jersey are also ready and willing to finance the project, providing everything is satisfactorily arranged at an early date. As the matter stands at pres ent, it is squarely up to our northern neighbors. Here's health to you, and glee to you, and merriest Christmas cheer; and may the New Year be to you your brightest, happiest year. Who is the Oldest Home steader in Curry Co. Who is the oldest homestead er in Curry County has been re peatedly asked, but not until a few days ago has any one claim ed title to that honor. Mrs. Fernetty F. Tracy, hail and hardy at 91, we believe claims the undisputed title of being the oldest homesteader in Curry ounty. A few days ago she appeared atte office of U. S. CommissiedBHkirren and sub mitted fHfe year proof for 320 slK land lying northwest oWvis, her eyes sparkling vjth life as she at tached her signature, in a Dis tinctly legible hand, to the papers, which will, in all proba bility, convey to her 320 A. of Uncle Sam's public domain. Masons Elect Officers. At the regular meeting of Olovis lodge, No. 44 A. F. & A. M.. last Tuesday night, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year. C. E. Justus. W. M. Preston La Sheir, S. W. R. L. Pryor, J. W. Wallace Carmack, Treas. A. J, Whiting. Sec'y. Oscar Justus, Tyler. The Master elect has not yet named his appointive officers. The Alfalfa Lumber Company recently installed an 18 foot Farebanks scale, of which their manager. W. B. Cramer, is very proud . This was made necessary in rder to weigh the large for ip farm wagons that come in fruin the country. J. H. Shepard, editor of the P ortales Herald, who is a real live Portales valley booster, was in the cky Monday en route home from Texico, where he oc cupied the pulpit Sunday. Adjutant General, Herring, was in the city Monday on a tour of inspection of the com p anies of the State guard. Com pany "k" of Glovis entertained him during his visit in Clovis. The agents for the Reynolds addition company, who have been selling addition property in C ovis. have met with some success, having sold several choice lots to Clovis citizens. "DAD" Carleton, the pioneer Santa Fe engineer, who now has an all daylight passenger run from Amarillo to Sweetwater and return, was in the city Sun day, visiting his family. The concrete work on the new Santa Fe hospital at Clovis is finished and the brick work is now being ru. d to completion. Mr. F. B. McKmnell, of Wichi ta, the man who is looking af ter the interests of the hospit al association informs us that it will be equipped with the most modern improvements and ar ranged according to the very latest ideas in hospital construe tion. The Santa Fe magazine, in a recent issue had the following data regarding the new hospital: "Employees of the Santa Fe located in the vicinity of Clovis are soon to have one of the most modern hospitals in that section of the country, both in method of construction and in equipment. Messrs. Kouns, McGoff, Thomas and Butterfield, mem bers of the board of trustees of the A. T. & S. F. Hospital As sociation, accompanied by Chief Snrgeon Kaster a nd Chief Engineer Bisbee made a special trip to Clovis recently for the purpose of going over the plans and the proposed site of the building. The association has acquired a block of ground situated in the western pare of the city, upon which the building will be erected, fronting east, at a dis tance of approximately r.eventy five feet from the east and south lines of the property. The board, accompanied by representatives of the city of Clovis, the building contractor and a number of employes, vjs ited the site, where, the plans and location of the building, having been agreed upon, a simple, but impressive cere mony took place. Ground was broken and the proposed build ing was dedicated in ap propriate addresses by Chief Surgeon Kaster, Chief Engi neer Bisbee and Trustee Thom as, all of whom expressed great s Msfaction in the general lay out of the building and in its location, together with the de sire that work be commenced with the least possible delay and pushed through to comple tion. t The building, which is of very attractive design, will be two stories with basement, con structed of reinforced concrete with pebble-dash exterior fin ish, electric lisrhtinK. hot water heating system, refrigeratihg system, with all other accesso ries anr1 equipment necessary in an UD-to-date hospital, one of which the city of Clovis as well as ail Santa Fe men may well be proud. BANQUET FOR THE GOOD ROADS BOOSTERS Curry County Auto Highway Association Will Entertain Delegates from Other Similar Organizations at Spread at Antlers Saturday Night. Catholic Services Hifch mass at midnight Christ mas eve and two masses Christ mas day, at 6 a. m. and 9 a. m. The delegates from the Pan handle and New Mexico towns located on the Ocean to Ocean highway will meet at Clovis on Saturday, December 20 for the purpose of organizing and con solidated or co-operative high way association and to perfect the plans and make arrange ments to get the ocean to ocean highway in shape for the 1914 auto traffic to the pacific coast and intermediate points. Clovis is located on this branch of the highway, which will run from Amarillo to Albuquerque, which route will be logged and listed in the 1914 blue book, which i a t o the overland traveler what the commercial agencies are to the wholesale dealer. An accurate guide and marked route, giving full and accurate information. After the meeting the visitors and members of the associations and commercial club will be tendered a banquet at the Ant lers hotel on Grand Avenue. As the seating capacity of the din ing room is limited to sixty and over half that number have paid their dues and the price for the plate, those desiring reservations should notify the committee at once. Governor McDonald Here Governor W. C. McDonald was in the city Monday and address ed the City High School children Monday morning and left on the noon train for Portales. An impromptu reception was held at the office of C. E. Dennis Monday morning and many of the citizens appeared to greet the Governor. With Governor McDonald was Adjutant General Herring. Practically every line of busi ness in Clovis has1 some pro tection from the outside intruder except the printer. Ordinances have recently been passed by the city council preventing clothing peddlers and order book solicitors from selling their goods without first obtaining a license. Similar ordinances also apply to the farmer selling chickens, produce meat etc., Police Court Affairs After a long peroid of dullness and as the court might term it disagreebly peacable times, the stillness has been broken and the last few days witnessed scenes of renewed activity d fore Justice Noble. His honorV was aroused from his slumbers for an early morning session Monday at about 5 a. m., when eight captives caught in a raid m i j; i a. 1 in the souea aove aisinci uy officers Frank Ivy and Bill Bailey where hailed before the court charged with establishing resi dence in the district for a period of over six months. The early morning hour wan dtcuiod upon as best to make the haul and the nets wf-re arranged accord ingly. Each w as assessed $9.&o. Sam Byers of Portales was ar rested Monday, charged with assault with a deadly weapon on the person of W. S. Sexton. The assault is alleged to have taken place in the same district as that previously mentioned, when the assailant weilded a bottle over the head of his vic t i m, inflicting dangerous wounds. He was released on $750.00 bond to appear at a pre liminary trial Monday. A. D. Rhodes, alias Muddy Rhodes was released from the the charge of grand larceny Mon day in a trial before Justice Noble. It is alleged that Rhodes, who was in partnership with W. E. Marsh in the hog business, had appropriated certain of the animals to his own use without for commercial pur- a,,- nrocess of eauity or law. poses, in this manner protecting the groceryman and butcher, who pays the occupation license and dozens of other expenses to maintain the city government and do business, but the printer who also pays license to help boost the city is in no manner protected from the outside in truder, who sells printed station ary, calendars and gets up all kinds of advertising schemes such as lodge, hotel and railroad directories. In the sense of justice and fair play, it is now up to the board of alderman to protect the printer. In Tucum cari the printer has this protec tion and furthermore the mer chants association must either approve or disapprove of a propo sition offered bv an outsider be fore he can do any business with them, even if he obtains a license This acts as both a protection to the merchant and the printer. Assistant district attorney, Jim Hall, who was here in the case instructed the court to release Mr. Rhodes of the charge. Did You Learn ' Why John Barry recently lost a lady customer? Why the Governor failed to meet the factional Curry County politicians? The amount of your taxes well, cheer up the worst is yet to come. That early Christmas is best for both customer and dealer? That Clovis is the biggest turkey market i n the state. Wouldn't that Gobble you? Alex Shipley went to Ei Paso on business, Sunday.