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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.

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