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CURRY COUNTY FAIR DATES OCTOBER 5th and 6th.
New Mexico Mutual Life and Aid Association Makta It poaslbla for our horn paopla to carry protection for our bomaaat iu lowaat possible aoat A. W. Skarda, Pres. C. C. Baker. Sec. New Mexico Mutual Life and Aid Association Is furnlahlnr protection for hundredi of woman and children In our county who hava never before boon provided for. Home Office Go vis, N. M. VOL. 9. NO. 14 CLOVIS, CURRY COUNTY. NEW MEXICO. SEPTEMBER 24, 1915 $1.00 per Year THOUSAND DOLLARS RAISED FOR COUNTY FAIR. The finance committee was busy Tuesday soliciting funds from the Clovi9 business men for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the big show and to pay for the atheletic events which will be in charge of Jack Hull. The five hundred dollars of the people's money donated by the boatd of county commis sioners will be utilized for crop exhibits und to send the stuff to the Albuquerque fair. Con siJerable money will be needed for incidental expenses such as printing tags, tickets, circulars am for display places and the like, We sincerely hope, and we believe, that the Curry County fair will be what the name implies and no effort will be made to make political capital out of the event such as is being retorted done in other sections of the state. The big Elks audi torium is rapidly being erected and the crop exhibits will be held in this building which will have the largest floor space of any in eastern New Mexico. Reports from ull over the county indicate that there is going to be a record breaking attendance and that the exhibits of both products and live stock will be the largeHt ever shown here. The Sells Floto shows will be here for the first day which will also add to the attractions as it is one of the largest, if not the largest, in the world.' The finance committee, assist ed by others, were busy again Wednesday and Thursday and succeeded in raising over nine hundred dollars. This amount together with the county appro priation will give us the largest working fund ever collected for fair purposes. To Visit School Districts County Superintendent o f Schools, L. C. Mersfelder, left Monday in his big auto in Com pany with R. 0. Robinson, the official photographer, and E. E. Forbes, representing the Clovis News, for a visit to all the school districts throughout the County for the purpose of inter esting them in the fair work. They expect to be joined later by State Sup't. Alvan N. White and the new County Superinten dent, J. M. Bickley. Bishop to Leave The many friends of James Bishop will regret to learn that he has tendered his resignation as bookkeeper at the First Nat ional Bank and will leave on or about the first for California, where he will reside in the future- He has been succeeded by L. C. Petree, of Watonga, Oklahoma. f Elks to Amarillo About a dozen or more of the members of the Clovis Elks lodge left today for Amarillo Texas to celebrate "Elks Day" at the big Panhandle fair. R. F. Davis, of Cincinnati and R. L. Neidermann, of Missis sippi, have purchased the Crystal Cafe and have taken charge. Mr. Davis, was until recently employed as a cook on an ocean liner and was in both England and France at the opening of the war. Complete Jury Lists Sheriff Moye has served al the jurors selected for the next term of Court beginning Sep teraber 27 and has therefore made public the complete lists as follows: CRAND JURY J. M. Miller. J. C. Cox. L. C. Fenwick. A. Hankhouse, F. J. Linley, 0. A. Faulk, J. A. Bur nett, E. C. Pease, K. C. Chil- ders, Alex Shipley, W. H. Rees, G. F. Forbes. 0. E. Klein. C. J. Shoup, L. L. Roberts. A. U. Shull, Bert Curless, E. D. Houk, R. E. Boucher, C. N. Firestone, G. M. Bryan, C. P. Goodrum, J. F. Watson, Lee Hardy, Jesse Lockman. E. H. Robinson and J. W. Walters. PETIT JURY 0. G. Turner, B. F. Kauffman, Helsey Seymore, J. E. Grove, Jack Taylor, John Manning, G. C. Brock, B. V. Hall. J. H. Barry. JasTorhett, Hugh Wood. Marion Stout, C. D. Roach, J. L. Wes':. J. M. Crain, A.W. Skarda. J. T. Daves, Grover Codgill, J. F. Curry. J. E. Harmon. W. W. Polk. C. Delano, S. W. Brooks, W. W. Lundy. W. B. Cramer, T. A. Brown, J. C. Whittaker, J. B. Comer, I. C. Johnson, Wm. Burdette. L. M. Boney, J. R. Carrol, F. E. Lovett, E. C. Huffman, R. M. Jones and Lar kin Ford. Railroad News W. R. Jewell, who for the past three years has been yardmaster here for the Santa Fe. left Mon day for Cleburne, Texas, from which place he will be assigned to service at some point on the G. C. & S. F. Mr. Jewell, when he left here, did not know ex actly where he would be located. The move was made necessary by reason of his wife's health. There perhaps has never been a more popular official here than Mr. Jewell. He was popular among the railroad boys, all of whom regret to hear of his re moval from Clovis. His family accompanied him as far as Ama rillo where they will visit until he is permanently located, Mrs. H. H. Hackney has gone to Wellington, Kansas, to visit relatives and friends. Mrs. Hugo Schaefer has gone to Los Angeles to spend the winter. A. Dinan, mechanical super intendent of this district of the Santa Fe with headquarters in Amarillo, underwent an oper ation at the local Santa Fe hos pital a few days ago. He is re ported as getting along nicely. Brakeman, F. E. Taylor and family departed the first of the week for Kansas on a few weeks' visit. Mrs. J. 0. Prichard is visiting her parents in Kinsley, Kansas. Mrs. R. F. Pixley and daugh ter are visiting relatives in Dodge City, Kansas. R. 0. Greene, formerly with the Fred Harvey system here, has been in our midst the past week. Ht is now traveling for the Cudahy Packing Company out of Wichita, Kansas, and is temporarily assigned to territory in this locality.. Dead Man at Throttle Carrizozo, N. M., Sept. 16. The eastbound accommodation train on the El Paso & South western railway yesterday ran an unknown number of miles with a dead man at the throttle of its locomotive. The fireman discovered at Ancho, twenty-six miles from this city, the division point, that the engineer was dead. The engineer was Charles Jones, of this city, and he had complained to his friends br-fore going out that he was suffering from acute indigestion. He did not consider it serious, however, and started on his run toTucum cari. A t Ancho, twenty-six miles east of here, his fireman discovered he was dead. His body was placed upon the west bound accomodation and brought back to Carrizizo, arriving here at 2:30, less than two hours after he had left an apparen tly well man. Killed by Lightning A woman whose name we have been unable to learn was struck by lightning and killed near Grady. Thursday of last week. Her brother is a carpenter em ployed on the erection of a school house in district No GO. Headlight Has a Birthday With this issue the Headlight closes another year of its life and starts on its thirty-fourth year, stronger and better than it has ever been. Since its foundation, thirty-three years ago, the Headlight has tasted its full share of good luck and bad, but under the different managements which have con trolled its destinies, the paper has steadfastly maintained its democratic principles. As we have said, we have tested a fair share of bad luck and hard times, but now the sun is shin ing and prospects are good. It will be the endeavor of every one on the staff, from the devi up to. the editor, to make the Headlight a better paper in the year which is just starting than it has ever been in the genera tion which has just passed, and to this end we ask the co-operation of those friends who have stood by us so well in the past and who have helped us to place the Headlight in its present po sition as one of the best weeklies in New Mexico. Deming Head light. In the language of Old Rip, "May it live long and prosper." The Headlight was established by J. E. Curren of this paper, CONTRACT LET FOR THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Nelson Darling Coming Almost everybody has heard of Nels Darling, the great lec turer with a reputation extend ing from coast to coast. His hobby is to talk on community interests and arrangements have been perfected by the Clovis Chamber of Commerce for him to speak here on the 29th. This arrangment was made through J. B. Hurd ot the Ellison-White chautauqua system of Portland, who was here Monday. A t many places where Mr. Darling has spoken, he has been asked for return dates and his lectures always have the effect of creat ing a closer community relationship. E. W. Vaughn, proprietor of the planing mill has been noti fied that his bid to build the new Christian Church has been ac cepted and that the contract is ready for the signatures. The Alfalfa Lumber Company will supply the building material for the big building which will be 52x(8 with a main auditorium of 34x52 feet. The building will be frame but it will be pebble dashed like the Presbyterian church and will be one of the finest houses of worship in the city. Pastor Lambert is wear ing a broad smile at the thought of the early completion of the edifice. Work will begin at once. A New Yardmaster Sam Slate, who was foreman of the Vaughn switching crew, has been transtered here as yardmaster, succeeding W. R. Jewel, who has been transfered to Temple, Texas by request on account of the condition of Mrs. Jewel's health. nitniniiuumi Binjiitmiuni The Style Book ramnu j mmwiMiimi 'iiimiii ..ll,ll.,.llllll,.li1.L,iL.H. ailMiaialUaUaj IIIMII'HM.II MM.IlIM il!llii;illll'llll!i!lll!!Ml!ll!l':'ll!'lll'll!lia;!!!!!l!lll!l!l!!IIH'l siwiuumnia 'tis ID. fe) 3M fife f p7.v Gate Keeper Killed Elton W. McCaslain, gate keeper a t the Amarillo fair grounds, was struck from be hind and killed by a man with whom he had a disagreement over the admission fee Tuesday night at 10 o'clock. His assail ant is unknown and has not been apprehended as he ran and was lost in the darkness. The weap on used was a heavy stick. Later: James E. Hearin, a Santa Fe brakeman running bet tween Clovis and Amarillo, was arrested at Zita, Texas, eight miles from Amarillo and has confessed. Public sentiment is said to be strong against him. He was employed with conductor Sam Baker. Hart Schallher &Marx Good Clothes Makers ChfcaffiB B B B HNewYorK The Hart Schaffner & Marx Style Book for fall is ready It gives you definite and helpful facts about fall clothing; be sure you have it. The pictures show you how you'll look in the most popular styles in America Varsity Fifty Five, the stylish suit Varsity Six Hundred, the stylish overcoat . The clothes themselves are here ready for you to try on and wear. Let ui know if you don't get a cojy of the Style Book Mandell Clothing and Dry Goods Co. "THE STORE OF QUALITY" Party Came to Grief A camping party composed of Sam McMurry, Dick Cosh. Dick Noble, Chas Dannelley, Russell Hardwick and Roy Smith left for the breaks Sunday, but came to grief on their return trip near Hollene where their car stuck in a mud hole and they were forced to spend the night on the prairie. Luckily a friendly hay stack was near and in this the party found lodging and rest. They returned home Mon day noon having seen about a dozen rabbits and one covey of birds on the trip. Married Ed Wright, of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Alice Jones, who resides north of Clovis were married Monday at the office of J. Simp son Morgan at the court house. Mrs. Jonse is well known to Clovis people as she has success fully conducted a farm and ranch in Curry County for sev eral years. Woodman Circle Deputy Here Mrs: Lily Ellis, state deputy of the Woodman Circle, is in the city and will be here for some time in the interest of the so ciety. Mrs. E. B. Manchester, supreme guardian of the order, will tour the state in November and the new Groves at Grady and Texico will be invited to Clovis and meet her. For Sale: Newton wagon, good as new, bows, canvas sheet and set of double harness, used only short time. A bargain. Ata Appleman. At Clovis Post Office. t-f 5 1