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VOL 7. 'NO. "34. CLOVIS, CURRY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, FEBRUARY 5, 1914 $1.00 PER YEAR Fire Sweeps the Business District of Amarillo Amarillo. Texas, Jan. 31. One of the most disastrous fires in the history of Amarillo caused a loss early toddy, of $150,000, destroying the C. J. Chanslor block, occupied by the Roach Wholesale Drug company, the L. O. Thompson Drug company, retailers, ihe Amarillo Bank and Trust company and the Pierce Fordyce Supply company. The fire started in the perscription department o f the Thompson drug store. The fire started at midnight and raged for more than two hours. For a time the entire business district was threatened with destruction. So far as known, no lives were lost, al though firemen narrowly escap ed injury by falling walls. Another Dry Goods Store A. J. Whiting, proprietor of the 5 and 10 cent store, has leased the Singleton building, which was formerly occupied by the Mission Pool Hall on central main street and will put in a stock of dry goods and ladies wearing apparel. He has al ready engaged the carpenters to put in the shelving and some fixtures and will leave Saturday for St Louis t o purchase his stock. Mr. Whiting has been in this line of business before and understands it thoroughly, like wise understands where to pur chase the best goods for the money. He will have an arch entrance cut between the 5 and 10 cent store and the dry goods department and will superintend both branches of the business. The announement of his open ing will appear in the News. Mrs. Grisamore Hurt Mrs. E. C. Grisamore of the firm of Grisamore and Osborne, was painfully, though not sen ly hurt in a run away Saturday. The old tru sty horse attached to the milk wagon caused the trouble when Mrs. Grisamore returned t o the vehicle after delivering some milk. In some manner the lines be came entangled around the heels of the animal, stirring up his desire for more speed. Mrs. Grisamore was caught in at tempting to alight and dragged for some distance before her re lease was affected by the heel coming off her shoe. The most serious injury sustained was a badly lacerated knee cap and elbow. New Railroad Assured Judge G. A. Richardson, who passed thru the city last evening en his return to his home in the Pecos valley assured local parties that the Gulf, New Mexico & Pacific railway was an assured thing. Mr. Richardson it fa miliar with the promoters of this project and is in a position to speak with authority as to the prospects. This road would be built each way from the New Mexico Cen tral. A line running to Roswell from Torrance which would touch this county while another line would run to Farmlngton from Albuquerque tapping that rich country. --Carrizozo Outlook. Frmer Day Celebration Of course y ou are coming to the big farmers day meeting on Saturday, February, 14. Every farmer that we have interviewed have informed the News that they would not miss the event unless the roads are impassable. The distribution of soudan grass seed to the farmers who will plart and cultivate i t will of course assist many in getting this new forage crop that is said to be the Eureka of the semi arid sections, started. Thisscd is not being bought b y the Chamber of Commerce and Clovis citizens for sale but will be distributed to farmers only who attend the meeting and who will agree to plant and cultivate it according to the ideas of those who have so successfully grown it in the Panhandle. in Memoriam Died at her home on 202 North Wallace street, Saturday Jan uary 31 at 8 p. m.. Mrs. Cora M. Wismiller aged forty one years. All that care and love and skill ed physicians and an anxious household could devise and apply for her comfort and assistance were brought into play, but the fiat of Him who rules our in comings and outgoings had been issued and after a brief struggle, despite the prayers and entreties of all who knew and who loved her, their appeals were overruled and on the breaking of another day, the spirit took its flight to the God who gave it. to that home where christians believe is that fulfillment of life everlast ing. Four years ago in March, her daughter, Irene, and her mother preceeded her over the river and once a&ain they are reunited never again to be sepa rated. A loving wife, a kind mother and a good christian is gone from this world, but her memory will ever remain with thos who knew her best, She leaves a father and husband to mourn her loss. She waits your coming and watches at the gate. And remember that morning is not far off when the love of Christ shall bid thee enter in and to share with her the unending unalloyed joy. The last services were held at the home Monday at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Reece officiating. Songs were tender ly rendered by a select choir. The floral offerings were many and beautiful, but not more beautiful than the face that rest ed so peacefully among them, Beautiful in life,- beautiful in death, but far more beautiful in the glorious ressurection morn. "Fare thee well, oh thou t o memory dear! Oust to Dust, and lulled to slum bers aweet; Though you now lay in the tomb so drear But in the realms on high shall our spirits meet." Dr. A. L. Dillon has removed his office from the First Nation al bank building to the rooms over Mean Pharmacy, where he has arranged a waiting and con sultation and operating rooms. The change was necessitated be cause of a need for more room. McMahon Departs for Pueblo J. E. McMahon, who was un til recently supenintendent of the Pecos division of the Santa Fe Railroad, but who was pro moted to the position of superin tendent of the whole Colorado division of the road, left Mon day for the city of Pueblo, where he will assume his duties. He was tendered a banquet at the Gran Quivira o r Harvey House Thursday night by his fellow employes and as a token of remembrance was presented with a $125.00 Howard Watch. The presentation was made by Conductor, John Finney. Mr. Hugo Schaefer officiated as toat master on the occasion. Mrs. McMahon accompanied him on his journey north, but will return soon to make arrange ments for their permanent re moval. Their many friends in Clovis will sincerely regret the departnre of this estimable family, but rejoice with them in their success. Those who at tended the banquet are: J. E. McMahon, F. J. Evans, Hugo Schaefer. J. B. Briscoe, E. A. Owen J. W. Walter, C. W. Philhour. G. E. Griffith. R. F. Pixley. E. W. Clark. R. E. Mc Carthy. H. Stonehill. H. O. Martin. J. W. Finney. J. W. Records, J. M. Douglas. E. E. Bundy, E. B. Sifferd, Bert Mc Cullough. E. H. Ashcraft, Lester Bayless. J. Z. Kuhns. T. C. Mc Laughlin, F. B. McKinnel. S. G. Vcn Almen. C. E. Scheurich. L. R. Conarty, W. Keen, J. H. Tate. J. A. Klasner. T. C. John son. B. F. Rose. J. O. Prichard, W. W. Davis, E. H. Comstock,' H. P. Miller, H. H. Harmmon, R. O. Greene and W. H. Taylor. Schubert Symphony Club Coming The Schubert Symnony Club of talented musicians and sing ers will appear in Clovis under the auspices o f the Methodist church on Feb. 24. This Com pany of musicians of world wide reputation, appeared in Clovis two years ago, under the auspices bt the Elks and were enthusi asticully received. Lovers o f music should not fail to hear the Schubert Symphony Club and Lady quartette. Prices 75 and 50 cents. School 35 cents. Miss Kendall to Market Miss Lela Kendall o f the Kendall Dry Goods Company left Sunday for St Louis for the pur pose of purchasing the spring and summer dry goods stock. She leaves' for that purpose an nually in February and will probably remain a week or two. Notice Concerning School Warrant A 1 1 parties holding unpaid school warrants will please pre sent same for approval ami pay ment at once. County Superintendent William Vanderwart, one of Clovis's former merchants, left Saturday for Roswell, where he will take charge of a fruit farm. His family expects to join him in a few days. State Help for Roads County Supt L. C. Mersfelder has received the following letter from the state engineer, relative to state help in building the auto highway: State of New Mexico ENGINEER DEPARTMENT Santa Fe Jan. 2Gth, 1914. Pros. Curry Cwnty Assn., Clovis, N. M. Dear Sir: Referring to your letter of Jan, 7th, in which you enclose me a copy of a letter- to the Governor, in regard to this high way between Clovis and Albu querque. I have discussed the subject with the Governor at various times and no doubt your county is entitled to assistance from the state. This we have had in mind for some time. It is very likely within the near future we will be able to do some state work in your county. In regard to dividing up the state fund, I do not agree with this idea. You can readily see that it would be impracticable to take $10,000.00 which the state receives from the automobile taxes throughout the state and which is to be used for state purposes and divide this among twenty six counties; it would really be of no benefit at all; the money would be simply wasted. Myself, I would much prefer to spend $4,000.00 in your county than to spend $400.00 which you ask for. The $400.00 from the automobile license turned into your county would probably only fill up a few chuck holes. In regard to the road as de signed b y your circular from Clovis to Albuquerque, it is not exactly along the line that will eventually become a state high way. I notice you leave the railroad at Melrose going nort!' to House and Saits Rosa, thenc back to Encino; as it is at this date we are contemplating build ing a bridge at Fort Sumner, which would maks a direct route to Albuquerque. At present our efforts are being bent upon Camino Real which is without question the main highway of the state covering the greatest population and of greatest bene fit to the state. It seems to me it would be advisable a t this time to direct your traffic from Melrose to House and by Cueva, Chaparito into Las Vegas, and thence on the Camino Real to Albuquerque. I trust after the first of Feb ruary, as soon as I can make an estimate on the taxes that are coming in, I will be able to com municate with you farther. Very truly yours, Jas. A. French, State Engineer. Asst. District Attorney, Hall, was in Clovis, Saturday on busi ness. Miss Mary McMahon was in Clovis Saturday, from Roswell, visiting her parents. W. H. Barnard, who resides west of Clovis was in town Fri day and made final proof, before U. S. Commissioner, W. J. Curren. A. A. Jones Devises New Homestead Bill Washington, Jan. 81-In order t o increase stock raising b y making use of idle lands, the interior department favors a new form o f homestead law, which would encourage settlers to take arid or semi-arid lands, useless for farming purposes. Assistant Secretary Jones, of the department, has prepared a bill which Chairman Ferris, of the house public lands committee will introduce, whereby 640 acres could be gi ven to each settler with mineral rights reserved and the. right of prospectors to explore it stipulated. Another Bank May Come to Tucumcari Mr. VV. A. Foyil, of Albu querque, i s s'opping a t t h e Vorenberg. Mr. Foyil was formerly president of the Clovis National Bank; he also organiz ed the Citizens' Bank of Albu querque, of which he was presi dent up to a few months ago, when he sold out. He is a man of wide experience in the bank ing business and has excellent recommendations. H e thinks Tucumcari a good place for an other strong banking institution and may locate here. Tucum cari Sun. As to Duck Shooting Says the Lakewood Progress Many inquries have been made concerning the new Federal game law as to duck shooting. Federal game law prohibits the killing of migratory water fowls and insectivorous birds between December 16ch and September 1st, and forbids shooting b e tween sunset and sunrise during the open season. Relative to the effect of this law in New Mexico, we are in receipt of the lollowing instructions from the State Game Warden: Snta Fe, N. M. Jan. 1 1914. Mr. James M. Wood, Lakewood, N. M. Dear Sir: A pamphlet concerning the new Federal Migratory Bird Regulations is included. In this connection I advise you that the State game laws on such migra tory birds a s snipe, curlew, plover and duck, will still govern; the open season on these birds in the State being from Septem ber 1st to March 31st of each year. All other species of Mi gratory birds, geese, brant, swsns. cranes etc., not mention ed in the State Game Laws, but referred to in the Federal Regu lations, will be subject to these regulations. As to the manner in which the U. S. Department of Agriculture will enforce these regulations, w e have not yet been advised, but as soon as the information is furnished, it will be promptly published. I am, Very truly yours, Trinidad C. de Baca, State Game Warden. Pat Quails, one of Clovis's former citizens, returned Hon day from points in southern Texas. Mr. Quails says Texas is not in it, and that he is back to stay.