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INSURANCE Baker Bros. Agency Clovis,- New Mexico. ABSTRACTS OF TITLE Clovis Title & Abstract Company C. C. BAKER. Mgr. Clovis, Mew Mexico. VOL. 8. NO. 31 CLOVIS. CURRY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO. FEBRUARY 6. 1915 $1.00 PER YEAR SIXTEEN THOUSAND DOLLAR nFAI. IN Largest Single Property Deal in the History of the Town, Consummated This Week When the Kendall Dry Goods Company Purchased the Singleton Block It remained for Misses Lela and Nannie Kendall, who are the proprietors of the big Ken dall Drv Goods Store, to make the largest Bingle property deal ever yet annnuncfd in Cur ry County. It was definitely closed Monday, through the Scheurich Agency when the double front, two story brick building, owned by Geo. VV. Singleton and which is .occu pied by Whitings five and ten cent store and dry goods store and the Elks home and several offices on the upper floors, was sold to the above mentioned parties. The property is among the best located in Clovis, about midway in the central block on Main St. and has an east front of fifty feet. The business of the Kendall Dry Goods Company had grown to such an extent during the last few years, that their old lo cation was considered entirely too small to longer accommodate them and they had been con templating securing larger and more commodious quarters for some time. They expect to oc cupy their nw store building about March 1st and there will be no change in the building ijch wan properly fitted up by Mr. Whiting exivpt a few minor changes in shelving, counters, etc. The fact that the Kendall Dry Goods Conpany have made such a heavy purchase of real i state shows that they have much confidence in tne future of the country, and they nhnul.1 know conditions as they havi lren in business here since the beginning of th town. It should also serve to st't at rest, rumors that have been in circu lation for som tim past t hat (hey intended going out of business in the near future. Back the Third Time T. J. Fergusson will return in a few days from Inglewood, Tennessee, after an absence of some time. This is the third time that Mr. Fergusson has left New Mexico and returned again after declaring his intentions that he was "going for good. " He has a fine claim near Black tower. An Honest Man A Mr. Hudson, who is employ ed with Shipley Bros. Cattle Company, Wednesday found a pocket book containing $112.85 and upon inquiry of the News if anyone had advertised it as lost was informed that it belonged to Mrs. Ola Patchen. The mon ey was returned to it owner. Teachers' Meeting V The tie uirry lounty leacners Association met in Clovis at the school building last Friday and Saturday and had a very inter esting meeting. Lateness in getting a report and lack of space prevents us from giving a full report this week. Basket Ball The Clovis and Hereford girls basket ball girls team play at the Clovis Arena Friday at 3:30. A good game is expected. CLOVIS KtALI I New Law Firm The legal fraternity of Clovis is to be strengthened by the ad dition of the firm of Pardue and Reese, who have secured office rooms on north Main Street and are now moving their library and office furniture and fixtures here. Mr. Pardue, who estab lished the Clovis Journal, about six years ago, has for the past three or four years been practic ing at Fort Sumner, while Mr. Keese, who is located at Por tales and who t r.joys the destinction of being one of the foremost in the fraternity, has been a fre quent visitor in Clovis and has represented many clients before the Courts of Curry County. He enjoys a wide practice both here and in Roosevelt County and an upright and exemplary young attorney. He will remain at the Porcales office and Mr. Pardue will locate here. Switchman Kerr Hurt Switchman, Walter ("Skeet") Kerr, who has been employed by the Santa Fe for soma time, was painfully if not dangerously hurt by being struck by an engine, while switching in the yards about 5) o'clock Tuesday morn ing. Kerr, who is only aoout 20 years of age, was on duty as j bly have any objections to that switchman ut tru time of the , bill, unless indeed, it be some ucciueiit, in which the uccurancaiof those to whm tlm truth is was similar t that which cause 1 J at limes very obnoxious. The the death of Hugh Wilson, a vail boy, recently. Although t.uiails are lacking, un inq nry at the hospit'il reveals the tavi that the inj ured sidered switchman is no: seriously wc undtd. con- Biggs Boy Hurt The five year oi l s in of Mr. and Mrs. L. ii Liiggs wis seriously injured Monday when he fell from the upper poarch ,of the Brown Ho tel sustaining injuries' from which he was unconscious until sometime Tuesday when he suc ceeded in regaining partial con sciousness. It is now th night by Dr. Dillon, who wis in at tendance, that he will recover. Moye Returns With Johnsey Sheriff D. L. Moye returned the first of the week from Alva, Oklahoma, with John Johnsey who it will be remembered some time ago forged a check and had it cashed at Mandell's and another at Joe Sellars. He was given a year in the pen for the offense but later paroled. Recently he drew a draft from some town in Oklahoma on the Clovis National and was prompt ly arrested by the Oklohoma au thorities and returned to serve his sentence. He used a differ ent name in' Oklahoma in draw ing the draft than the one he used in the check forgeries at Clovis. L Judge W. II. Reese, of Por tales, was a Clovis visitor Tues day arranging for the opening of an office with J. E. Pardue. They secured rooms up stairs in the Jackson building. George McLaan, who lives north of Texico, was in the city Tuesday on business. He re ports conditions prosperous in his section and that many home seekers are coming in. Elfego Baca Shoots Man El Paso, Tex., Feb 1-Elfego Baca, attorney and prominent Mexican-American politician of New Mexico, was held here to day on a charge of murder in connection with the death by shooting last night of Celestin ? Otero, also knowri, as Dr. Pedro Abeyta, an itinerant physician. Otero received his death wound after a pistol duel in which Baca said he first was shot throught the coat. ' I he shooting occurred in a lonely part of El Paso's Mexican quarter. Baca said that Otero had visited him at an uptown hotel and asked for an irterview at a certain saloon. He said that Otero was accomprnied by a man whom he recognized as a former officer under General Salazar, now an independent operator in northern sMexico. Baca had been representing Salazar legal ly until Saiazar's escape from a New Mexico jail and his flight across the line into Mexico where he has organized a small band in the Casas Grandes district. Baca was a Republican candi date for congress. The Libel Law. The bill to be introduced at tiiis session of the legislature, degning libel and slander and for other purposes is a very fair one, fair to b nth publish ers and the public. The truth can be made a part of the de fense, and any fiction for libel against any New Mexico news paper nwt be brought in the county where the paper is published. No one can possi- newspapers of the state will! kn.-p a close watch on the bill 'and the legislator who votes! against it must expt to have his motives qiusti ValUy News. -Pecos A Leading Evangelist to be in Clovis, The Rev. W. M. Mcintosh, D. D. one of the strongest evan gelists of the Methodist church will begin a meeting' at the First Methodist church next Sunday, Feb. 7th. He will be assisted in the meeting by his singer. Lucien Anderson. The! meeting will be in the nature of a union meeting and all the churches are invited to ate, The church people of Clo- vis are fortunate to secure such a strong and consecrated work er. There will not be a dry service in this meeting and all the churches will be in better condition when the meeting closes Dr. Mcintosh is in de mand in many of the large cities and has daes now reach ing many months ahead. We invite the people of Clovis to attend these services. J. H. Messer. Market Report (First of the week quotations) Wheat (in car load lots) bu. $1.35 Maize (bulk) per 100 lbs. 1.161-2 Kiffir Feterita 1.161-2 1. 16 1-2 j Indian Corn (in bulk) bu. 75:ts. Cane Seed, per 100 lbs. $1.00 Hens .08cts. Turkeys lOcts. Eggs 18cts. Butter Fat 25cts. The many friends of Dr. Scott are pleased to see him out again after 'receiving injuries in an auto accident and to learn that his family is rapidly recovering. Good Road i Meeting. The executive commitee of the Eastern New Mexico Good Roads Association met in Roswell Wed nesday to take up active work. Those present were Judge G. A. Richardson, President: Fred W. James, of Clovis, Vice President; A. M. Hove, Secretary; J. P. Deen, Treasurer; EJ J. Neer, of Portales, S. I. Roberts, of Carls bad and E. J. Carrington, of Roswell, county members of the committee. The forenoon ses sion was given over to general discussion of the situation re garding ' probable road legisla tion, plan of work of the associa tion, and the finances. In the afternoon session the following resolutions were adopted: 1. Resolved, that this association looks with disfavor on any change in the law governing the state engineer's office that will prevent the state engineer from consulting and advising with the county road boards of the county commissioners for the building and betterment of county roads. 2. Resolved that it is the belief of this association that all auto licenses and state road tares should belong to the county in which they are collected. 3. Resolved, that we believe a road should be laid out from point on the state line south of Malaga in Eddy County to run in a norther ly direction through the counties of Eddy and Chaves to Roswell, New Mexico and thence through Elida, Portales and Clovis to Texico on the Eistern New Mexico state line; this road to be surveyed by the state engineer and be located so as to accomo- date the largest number of peo - pie along the route and be known as the Pecos Valley and Eastern New Mexico highway; and, re solved further that the State legislature now in session be asked to designate said road as a state highway. It was also dtcitkd to levy an. assessment against the member counties ss follows: Eddy $50.00 Chaves $100.00, Roosevelt $50 00 Curry $50.00 and Lincoln $50.00. The money to bo used to pay ex penses of meetings and carry on a good roads publicity. White Slave Case. As mentioned in last week's issue of the News, the four ar rested at Texico, charged with White Slavery or a violation of the Mann act, waived prelimin ary hearing and were bound over towait the action of the federal grand jury which will meet in April. L. Hughes gave bond and returned to his home in Amarillo, as did Etta Vaughn who went back to her domicile in Texico. Richard Wisdom and Opal Jolly are in jail await ing the arrival of the Deputy United States Marshall who is expected to arrive this week to eswrt them to Santa Fe where they will remain until court con venes, W. II. Duckworth, W. I. Luik art and W. B. Cramer went as a committee from the Chamber of Commerce last Tuesday in the interest of the grain dealers, to Texico to study conditions They succeeded in making arrange ments with Lubbock Texas deal ers to pay the same price for grain as is paid by Farwell buy ers. They were accompanied by Mr. Zimmerman, of the Houston-Hart Lumber Company. Dale Eyer denies that he is married but is ready for such engagements. Not too many applicants at once, please. CLOVIS WILL HAVE AN- OTHER BIG DOUBLE STORE New Firm Organized as Mandell Clothing and Dry Goods Company, Will Be Open for Business in Two Stores About April First. Railroad Locals ivionic ana uomei wains are here from Amarillo visiting friends and relatives. Roy McMillen has been pro mo ted to timekeeper i n the master mechanic's office in place of C. D. Wells. Engine 1161. recently convert ed into an oil burner in Albu querque shop, was here the first of the week enroute to Amarillo for service out of that point east Engineer Jefferson and fireman Aimnson Drought the engine trom Belen. J. G. Magee, who until about two years ago wielded a scoop on the Santa Fe out of Clovis, is spendinga few days in our midst renewing o 1 d acquaintances. John is now delving into the mysteries of Blackstone in the Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Mo., and expects to be admitted to the bar soon. He had been in Santa Fe on legislative business. Folks who have been accus tomed to ambling down to the depot, particularly on i Sunday, to see the choo choo come in will hava to "get up befoiv ,' breakfast" here after if they want to participate in this excit !ipg event. Next Sunday, Ftb. 7, the new time card takes offect and on and after that date the trains will b here between 6:30 A M. and 8:10 A. M, except the plug, leaving here at 3:10 P M. eastbound and the one arriving from the east at 1:00 A. M. Claude I). Wells, for the past five years employed in the o(Ii;e of the master mechanic as time keeper, resigned his position Feb. 1st. and will take up the simple life of a tiller of the soil, near Clau fell, N. M. Mr. Wells took up a claim there several years ago and now has a deed to the place. He has the farm nicely improved and stocked with a goodly supply of cattle, horses and hogs. Having un limited faith in the great possi bili ties that are in store for those who engage in common serse fanning and stock raising in eastern New Mexico and be ing generously endowed by na ture with grit and ambition to succeed in whatever he under takes, we perdict that Mr. Wells will in due time become one of the successful farmers of the Claudell community. We are sorry to lose Mr. Wells and his family and wish them happiness and prosperity i n their new home. Basket Ball Two basket ball games were played in Clovis Friday and Sat urday. In the first Clovis won from Melrose by a score of 23 to 6. In the second Shiloh won from Melrose by a score of 17 to 12. There was a good attend; ance of young folks at both games. The contract for renovating the city hall will be let soon after the bids will be opened today. This work includes general re pair, tinting, varnishing, paint ing etc of the council chamber, clerks office, fire station and rooms. As partially announced in last week's issue, the above mentioned firm have been duly organized; have leased the build ing adjoining the Mandell Clo thing store and a representa tive is now in eastern markets buying goods. They will cut an archway as was done at Whiting's and will have dry goods on one side and clothing on the other. Mrs. Nelson, who has been employed in sev eral of the big Clovis Dry Goods Stores and who enjoys a wide acquaintance, will have charge of the Dry Goods Dc partment and the entire store will be un der the management of Ar mond Mandell. Mrs. Nelson is now in St. Louis from which place she will go direct to New York City to purchase the stock which will be equal to any now in Curry County. AH the parties interested in this new department store are well acquainted in Curry county and need no introduction on our part, but suffice it to tay their success in business is only ex ceeded by their popularity. School house Damaged The high wind of Wednesday did slight damage to the Clovis High School building, blowing off a section of the brick and concrete work which enclosed the sign. It was fortunite that the children were all inside, as tne falling bn'ck3 and- concrete might have caused injury or death. If there is any building in the city that should be securely con structed, it is a school house, and we hope that the directors will endeavor to see that the building is properly inspected and strengthened. County Salaries The salaries bill for Curry .anty officers has again been the bone of contention in the New Mexico legislature. The joint Committees of both houses have at last reached an agree ment after what seemed almost a hcpeless deadlock. The third class county as the bill now stands provides for officers sal aries as follows: Commissioners $500.00; Treasurer and Clerk $3,150.00 each; Assessor $3.15 . 00; Sheriff $3,150.00; School Sup't. $1,600.00. Agreement upon remaining officers pending. It is thought that the assessed valuation in Curry County will put it in the second class and that the officers' salaries. will therefore exceed these figures. Santa Fe Entertainment. A Reading Room Entertain ment 'will be given by the Santa Fe at the First Baptist church on Monday evening Feb. 8. It is the O. A. C. Quartette, of Corvallis, Oregon. This is one of the best glee Clubs in the country. Boys Sentenced Sheriff Moye and Deputy Thomas Wednesday arrested Bob Anderson and Dee Palmer on a charge of gambling. After hearing the evidence Judge Noble sentenced each to 10 days in jail and $10.00 fine.