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Baker Bros. Agency
Clovis,- New Mexico.
Clovis Title & Abstract
C. C. BAKER. Mgr.
Clovis, Mew Mexico.
VOL. 8. NO. 31
$1.00 PER YEAR
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.
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
switchman is no:
seriously wc undtd.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.

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