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and Aid Association Maki-a It poaalble for our horn people to carry protection fir our home at Ita loweat poeeible coat A. W. Skarda. Pres. C. C. Baker, Sec. New Mexico Mutual Life and Aid Association In furnlahinr protec'lnn for hundrede of women and children In our eountf who have never before been provided for. Home Office Clovis, N. M. VOL 9. NO. 15 CLOVIS. CURRY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO. OCTOBEtt 1. 1915 $1.00 PEP. YEAR U. (J. Baker, Sec. - . Y v-v " r -yr v The County Fair Next week is fair week and it is expected that Clovis will en utftain the largest crowd in its history on the 5 an i 6 of Octo ber. District Court will a so be in session and those in atten dance will also swell the crowd. Sells. Floto and Buffalo Bill's Shows, the largest in the world, are coming for the first day of the fair which will also serve to bring many who might other wise not come. The indications are that the number and char acter of the exhibits will excel anything of the kind ever as sembled in Clovis and as the crops are good and the financial end of the progra n is ample for all purposes, there is nothing to prevent a big success except bad weather. The County fair will be a celebration of the most prosperous and successful year in every respect in this country in many seasons. It will be an educational show and practical ly all the schools in the county will be suspended for a couple of days during the fair. The large tent which has been used for the evangelistic meeting, has been secured for the accomodation of the live stock exhibitors as has also the large tent from the Seventh Day Adventists. Work is progressing rapidly on the big Elks auditorium and everything is about in readiness for the big show. r r Sidewalks to be Built It begins to look as though re lief has come at last. At least there is some probability that 'tizens will not have to wade in mud over shoe top deep in cross ing the streets in going to and from their homes from the busi ness district. The News has been agitating the matter for some time and some of the prop erty owners have recenlty laid good concrete walks around their property, but many were dis couraged from building Walks as long as the city failed to provide the proper street crossings. The city has, however, now called for bids for three foot arched con crete crossings, so that it is ex pected that Clovis will soon have crossings and. as complete sys tem of sidewalks as is necessary. Central Market Sold The Central Meat Market, one of the oldest and most reliable business establishments in the city, was sold the latter part of last week by Harry Highfill and L. H. Sanders to Ned Houck, Jim Woods and Perry Keown. The purchasers are all well known in this city and have been employed in business here for some time. Mr. Hcuk has been employed in the market for sev eral years. Mr. Wood is em ployed with the Morris Grocery Company and Perry Keown is now in the employ of the Santa Fe, but was formerly employed ith the Central and other markets. All three thoroughly understand tne meat and grocery bnsiness and with their wide ac quaintance it is not a speculative proposition to predict that they will make a success of the busi ness. Sanders and Highfill will devote their attention to the stock business. H. D. Ryther, formerly with the Portales News, has accepted a position with the News. Mr. Ryther has had over thirty years experience as a printer and pub lisher and we consider ourselves fortunate in securing his services. W: "BUFFALO BILL" So long as the Fountain of Youth keeps up its flow, Col. Wm. F. Cody, Buffalo Bill, is going to remain with us, ever, himself, a well spring of present entertain ment and delightful reminis cence. Here he is with the Sells Floto old-time circus directing his contingent of wild west at tractions, strong, virile, splen did. Every parent owes it to the children that they shall see a show endorsed by the presence of Buffalo Bill. He is a big part of the history of the won derful west that is the republic's most valuable future asset, in the way of agricultural, mineral and forestry resources. Col. Cody was a leader among the most prominent of the living pioneers of this mighty empire. His experiences read like bright and crisp romance, A child of today 'hat is allowed to grow up without seeing Col. Cody will some day chide the person who is responsible for the oversight, besides, at the Sells-Floto show, there is so much more to see and enjoy for young, middle aged and old. Rosa Rosalind, for in stance,, the greatest horse wo man in the world; Lucia Zona, the most fearless and most suc cessful woman trainer of ani mals; the drills of the Western Zouaves, wonderful in their evo lutions and all the harmonies of military perfection, in stej, the manual of arms and bayonet ex ercises. The good old Wild West of Buffalo Bill, and the good, old time Sells-Floto circuses, isn't that a great treat to be given in one arena, in one afternoon, or evening? Well, rather. Re member, this is the new com bination's first visit as a two header in the arenic line and at one price of admission for a double program that, in many respects, defies duplication as a certainty as that there is but one Sells-Floto circus and only one Col. W. F. Cody, Buffalo Bill. Still It Rains Heavy rains fell throughout this section Friday and Saturday which will put the ground in splendid condition for fall wheat planting. A large acreage is al ready planted in wheat in the northern and central part of the county and the recent raina will assure a good winter pasture. Forage crops are maturing slow ly on account of the cool weather conditions which have prevailed for a couple of weeks. A party of Clovis hunters ex pect to leave about the middle of next month for the mountains. One party will go in autos to the head of the Pecos above Vegas and another will drive from Fort Sumner to the Capitan Mountains. Mutilate American Soldier San Antonia, Texas, Septem ber 29. The Carranza command er at Las Pelados, Mexico, head ed the attacking party of Mexi cans who crossed the Rio Grande on Friday night and engaged American troops in battle. In the fighting Trooper Rich ard J. Johnson was captured. He was later shot to death and his body mutilated, the Mexi cans taking his head and ears as souvenirs. The information was given to the Southern department of the United States army by Capt. Frank R. McCoy who stated that a Mexican, Guadaloupe Cueller, who was one of the attacking party, had given him the details in a sworn statement. i District Court Proceedings District court convened Mon day with Judge JohnT. McClure presiding, J. B. McGee court reporter, A. W. Hockenhull dis trict attorney and Miss M. C. Woods as Grand Jury reporter and district attorney steno. grapher. The grand jury was organized Monday and G. M. Bryan was appointed foreman' F. J. Linley was elected clerk The Grand jury adjourned Thursday noon after returning eleven true bills but warrants have not yet been served and the list is not available at this time. The case of Ben Bechtel the contractor vs The board of County Commissioners of Lin coln County, on a change of venue, is on trial with Attorney H. B. Holt and G. B. Barber representing the defendents, and Reid and Hervey and Patton and Bratton representing the plain tiff. Bechtel is suing for about $15,000 damages which he al leges was sustained by him as a result of the action of the County Commissioners when he was erecting the Lincoln County Court house.. The jurymen se lected are all from the country. The murder trials of Le n Cheshire who is charged with the killing of Sam Byers at Tex ico and T. M. Dickens, who is charged with the killing of A. S. Combs, the blacksmith, will propably come up at this term. Attorney H. B. Holt, of Las Cruces, one of the leading law yers of the state, is in the city several days this week as counsel for the board of county commis sioners of Lincoln county in their suit in which Ben Bechtel is plaintiff, which is being tried here this week on change of venue. Mr. Bechtel was the contractor that built the Lincoln county court house and the con sideration involved is quite large. A farewell party was given Mr. .and Mrs. H. Schroet'r, at the Elks lodge room, last Satur day evening, by their many friends. Dancing and refresh ments were the order, and while the weather was inclement, still all who were there had a delight ful time, and the expressions of eorrow in losing Mr. and Mrs. Schroeter were heard on all sides. Both have been extreme ly popular in the younger social set of the city since their (resi dence here covering a year or more. Mr. Schoeter has been with the Santa Fe as civil engi neer at this point, and is popular with the members of the depart ment, and in fact with all. They leave for Marble Falls, Texas, where they will make their future home. Over 50 People Killed at Ardmore As a result of the explosion of a car of gasoline at the Ardmore, Oklahoma, depot, caused by a spark from a laborer's hammer, over fifty people were killed and a block in the heart of the city destroyed. A disastrous fire fol lowed the explosion and the whole of the main street was soon a seething furnace. Over two hundred people were in jured and a panic reigned su preme for some time before the fire was finally gotten under con trol. Some of the largest and most substantial buildings went down before the explosion as if made of pasteboard, and the burning liquid shot two hundred feet into the air and scattered over the city, settin g many fires. The city has started an investi gation to determine the responsi bility, and it looks as though the damage will lie against the railroad company. Over a mil lion property damage is reported. Killed by Explosion The news was brought to this city today of the accidental kill ing of George Meeks, at Mel rose. Wednesday, as a result of an explosion of a tank which he was filling preparatory to a mov ing picture exhibition. He was with the George Meeks Comedy company, an overland moving picture concern that passed through Clovis several days ago in four wagons on their way to the Pacific coast. It is said that a portion of his head was blown off by the force of the explosion. Abbey' Sella Farm W. H. Abby and family left Wednesday for Pnoenix Arizo na, having sold their farm and livestock to S. J, Boy kin of this city. Mr. Abby has been a resi dent of Curry County for nine years and has demonstrated that farming in this country is suc cessful. He is leaving here for health reosons, Dewey Abbey and wife are also leaving for Phoenix, where they will reside in the future. Malone Buys Shop The "Stag" barber shop on North Main Street, was sold by W. C. Chastian Friday to Fletch er Malone. Mr, Malone who has been employed in the Crane and Williams shop for several years, took charge of the shop Monday. Bess Trimble Mariied ' Miss Bess Trimble, who re cently returned from Illinois and visited her mother near Claud, sprung a distinct surprise on her friends in Clovis last week by making public her marriage on April 9 last to Mr. Tom Townley of Mattoon, Illinois. "If they think I can't keep a secret," said Miss Trimble in speaking of her marriage, ''they are mistaken." Mr. Townley came as far as Amarillo in his car where he was joined by Mrs. Townley and the two returned home together. The News extends congratula tions. Married Lee Wilkins, of Clovis, and Miss Belva Legan were married on the 22nd at the home of the brides father, J. W. Legan at Bellview in the northern part of the county. They returned to Clovis this week, whete they will make their home. Mr. Wilkins is employed at the Santa Fe shops, Elks to Amarillo A delegation of Clovis Elks, members of Clovis Lodge No. 1244, went to Amarillo Thurs day, and Friday and in the street parade, captured the second prize, a handsome loving cup. This prize was awarded the Clovis delegation for "best in appearance" credit to the la dies. Although the weather was gloomy those who went up for Elks' day were Exalted Ruler J. 0. Prichard, W. H. Duckworth, A. E. Curren, A.L. Gurley, John B. Morris, Bailey House, Thomas Davenport, Bill Mersfelder, Will Curren. E. A. Gurley, W.F. Dil lon. A. B. Hubbard, Dr. R. R. Duncan, Fritz B. Herod. Will Tagader, H. R, Weal, Jack Rol lins and others. The Clovis la dies were Mesdames Thos. Da venport, Harry Davenport, Fritz Herod, Wm. Mersfelder, Dr. Chapman, E. A. Gurley, and Misses Nanon Noble, Connie Crow and Adeline Brown. A lunch was given the delegates on their arrival and a dance at the Elks' club in the evening. Sanitary Shop Sold J. V. White, of Pampa, Texas, has purchased the Sanitary Bar ber Shop from Shorett and Cunningham and will take charge on the 4th. Mr. White will make some improvements in the shop and will cater only to the desirable trade. We have not learned what Shorett and Cunningham intend to do, but hope they will decide to remain in the best town in the south west Clovis. Baptist Church Next Sunday, October 3rd is, Baptist State Wide go-to-Sun-day-School Day. Our aims are: Every possible pupil in our Sun day School, Every church member at Sunday School, Every Sunday School member at church service, A better Sunday School, An offering for State Missions. We will have a reception of members at the 11 o'clock ser vice. All persons who have given in their names during the revival meeting to become mem bers of the Baptist Church are expected to be present to be re ceived by the church. Also all others who are contemplating on joining soon are requested to unite with us at this time. Or dinance of baptism at the even ing service. Milton Reece, Pastor, Episcopal Church Rev. D. A. Sanford, Pastor. Morning service with Holy Communion and sermon at 11 a. m. Subject: "The Church and the Bible." Evening service at 7:30 p. m. Bishop Howden will be here on Sunday, October 17th. Preaching services will con tinue the rest of this week in the Seventh Day Adventist tent and will close Sunday night The following subjects are announced for the closing meetings. Fri day night: "Under the Law or Under Grace, Which?" Saturday night; "The Sabbath in All Ages." Sunday night; "Pre pare to Meet Thy God, 0 Israel." There will be preaching Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. All are cordially invited to attend these services. The Lyceum continues to put up the best in "movies" that money can buy. C. H. Griffin Dies C. H. Griffin, who come to Clovis a couple of years ago, died Monday at his apartment in the Owen building where he and Mrs. Griffiin resided. Although a sufferer from a supposedly in curable disease, he gradually im proved for some time and was thought to be well on the road to recovery but a relapse oc curred a few weeks ago, from which he never rallied and grad ually grew worse until the end came. During the big stock feeding operations a couple of years ago, Mr. Griffin was man ager of a stock farm east of the city and was making it a big suc cess until the fire came that de stroyed the stacks of forage stuff. Recently he has been conducting a saddle and harness ! shop on South Main street and was engaged in this business when the final summons came. With him at the end were his wife, sister Mrs. Jack Prichett and a brother, who resides in Albuquerque. The latter two accompanied the remains which were shipped from here Wednes day morning to his old home in Bainbridge, Georgia, where he will be laid tenderly to rest in the family cemetery. Besides his wife, the deceased leaves two sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Jack Pritchett, who resides here, Mrs. Clarance Griffin and Henderson Griffin, of Bainbridge, Georgia and George Griffin, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The deceased, who was forty years old, bore his suffer ing bravely and never complain ed. Many prominent citizens accompanied the body to the de pot to pay their last respects to their fellow citizen. Evangelist Meeting Closed Evangelist, A. P. Lowrey and choir leader, T. W. Wilson closed their revival meetings here last Sunday night, after a three weeks' service, during which time they succeeded in securing many converts and greatly in creased the Clovis church mem bership. About $400.00 was subscribed for these workers. They went from here to Houston Texas, for a meeting. First Methodist Church, October 3rd is the last Sunday of our Conference year. It is probable the pastor will not be returned to Clovis. We are anxious for everyone who can do so to attend both services Sunday. The meeting was a great success. More than fifty have given their names to join the Methodist Church. Let us have a big day. J. H. Messer, Pastor. Lyceum Sunday Evening The Christian Church will hold its evening service at the Ly ceum next Sunday (7:30 p. m.) Subject of the sermon will be: "What about the preacher who didn't take an active part in the recent revival?" You have heard him prosecuted. Is it not fair to hear his defence? Sunday School Association The New Mexico State Sunday School Association will meet at Roswell on Oct. 1, 2 and 3. A large number of delegates will go from all over the state and Clovis will be well represented. Miss Mary Knight, of Clovis, will address the convention on the subject o f temperance. Other Clovisites will speak on different subjects. Federal Judge, William H. Pope i s president of the association.