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.
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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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The Style Book
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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
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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.
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
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.
At Clovis Post Office.
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