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THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, U20.
CflHE BY 'TEDDY jYeflowstone Park Rangers With Roosevelt to a Man. Colonel's Characteristic Greeting f Dtwn-and-Outer, Whom Ho Had Known In Happltr Days, la Still Remembered. S ' Of the few out-of-soason visits pnld o the Yellowstone, Hint of Colonel Roosevelt, who, when president, spent 24 days of the lute winter of 1903 there, has the most prominent pngo In the annuls of the Sprond-Eagle runners. Be found the scouts, then serving as chaperons for luckless cavalry truop era and doing their own work besides, to be men after his own heart, and did not hesitate to say go. Before he had been In the pork a week every ranger was swearing by him. "Anybody know the whereabouts of ne William J ones?" was one of the colonel's early Inquiries. Jim UcBrlde, the preesnt ehlef noier, who was then assistant chief Alt A I . . . . ui pari scouts under we :ate Bur Wo Jones, knew a Bill Jones, wood noppfcr and ne'er-do-well, chiefly re markable (or an Insatluble thirst and a knack of ministering to It In a bone dry park. He was about the last man In the Rockies for whom a president of the United States would be expected to Inquire. "Bill put me Into office once," said Roosevelt. "I want to see him, drunk r sober." He further explained that the dere lict had been sheriff during his own slays as a ranchman and had made him a deputy tn a horsethlef posse. "It took three daya to And that old korned toad and bring him In," snld McBrlde, In recalling the Incident, "bat Just to listen In at the colonel's kearty greeting of that down-and-out-r was pay In full. "'Well, Ted, you got a right swell Job since I seen you last,' Jones re aarked when they had exchanged fcow'd'ye do's ; 'but that needn't stand between friends I got something on any hip.' "Colonel Roosevelt didn't partake, bat he did spend the best part of an hour swopping yarns of the days when Bill was a 'white man' nnd sheriff of his county. The wondchnpper tried to bock up after his talk with the presi dent, but It wasn't to he done. The next winter we found him (loud In the brush over on lleiir creek. "The colonel was enthusiastic over the sport of ski running, utid wus something of n performer on the slabs himself, for a novice. IIu strapped his feet Into them as often as opportunity offered. One morning on a slide near the Canon hotel he broke one ski and came a heavy crupper. "The government has fallen at lastl' he cried with a nmlnr showing firln, as I coasted down to help un tangle a living president and n pair of dend sticks. "He was looking at the wreck he had made of the hickory slabs when Capt. John I'ltcher of the First cav alry then in command of the park, or-Sired,. I '"Have yea plenty of theeer Teddy all "Only few pain, and they are tbt property of the Interior depart Bant," replied the officer. "In less than three weeks there came a rash shipment of a hundred pairs. "Next afternoon the president chal lenged me to a race on snow shoes from Canyon to Mammoth, a distance of thirty-one miles. Those with him decided that the trip would be an un wise stralu upon him, and began tu argue against his attempting It He ! got me to one side after a while aud I whispered : " 'We'll let them talk, Mi-Bride. Just 'you stick around until midnight , They'll be asleep then, and we'll hit the trail I' I "It took Harry W. Child nnd Cap ! tain Pltcrftr two Irours to talk him out 'of that He wasn't at all pleased at having to veto his owu plan for a iiecret departure." Ethel and James Dorrance In Munsey'g Magazine. Bird Study of Interest A novel opportunity for studying the Influence of extremes of climate on birds la offered by the English spar row. This bird waa Introduced Into New York city soon after 1800, did not reach California until 1871 or 187 but hue recently been found by Dr. Joseph Orlnnell of the University of California to have settled In the heart of Death valley at Greenland ranch, riils location Is 178 feet below sea level, with a temperature at times ex ceeding 130 degrees F, and great dry aess. How development will be af fected la a matter of much Interest Navy Dirigibles World's Largest Two superdlrlglbles, the largest In the world, are planned by the navy, ind one of them now being built In England, will attempt a transatlantic light next fall, Captain Craven, dlrec :or of naval aviation, recently told the lonse naval committee. American na ral officers and enlisted men who will ly the Britlsh-bullt ship to America ire In England training. In asking (2,700,000 for construction of a second luperdlrtglble. Captain Craven said It rould be 50 feet longer than the Brit-sh-biillt craft, which Is 644 feet. Scientific American. Unoeaslng Vigilance. "Why was It that the prohibition deaths raided the Blngbangcrs?" "Bloghanger happened to remark In lie hearing of one of them that rhslnj raa a bottle baby." koh-i-n6r'sstorTendless Complete Tale of Matchless Diamond, Now One of British Crown Jew els, Was Never Told. All the world has henrd of the Koh-t-nor, or, as It has been sometimes called, the firent Mogul diamond, and it wonia seem that there was noth ing mure to he snld about it, remarks Eleanor Mnddoek In Asia Mnsnzlnn. Yet, In point of fact, not a tenth part or Its history has ever been traced, su fur does It extend hack Into the vlstns of the past. IVrlinps one of the strangest things bout It Is tlint It cannot he lost tn tlm world Indefinitely. It was bricked and plastered unjn awall nnd miraculous ly feaa4 ftr lis ttrasn owner" asl been murdered. It was twice thrown way as a bit of glass and once went to the washerwoman In the pocket of an Englishman's drill anlt This matchless gem la called In In dia the "Mountain of Light" and the "Talisman of Kings;" the latter be cause It waa said to bring sovereignty to Its possessor. Strangely enough, af ter It fell Into the hands of a Turkish slave of Illegitimate origin, a line known as the "Slnve Kings" sat on the throne of Delhi for elirhtv vears. during which period the desire to pos sem the talisman amounted to a fren tied obsession. Suddenly It disappear ed In the chaos that brought the slave dynasty to an end In 1200. The Koh-l-nnr later scintillated with out bloodshed through the rplgn of Shnh Jahan down to Ills son Aurang eb, who exhibited It to a number of European whom he was entertaining nt his court. Among them was Taver nler, the French Jeweler, who later wrote a descriptive account of It for the delectation of Europe. After be ing tossed llkfl a shuttlecock In the Delhi loot, and remalnlngjor a period of years with the Sihks In the Punjab, this most celebrated diamond In the world now rests on a purple velvet cushion among Britain's crown Jewels In the grim old Tower of London, How Wit Helps Legislation. It Is sometimes said that a reputa tion for wf la fatal to a serious leg islative career. But the statement Is not altogether true, for more than once a bit of wit has prevented legis lative folly. It Is a tradition In Philadelphia that during the constitutional conven tion It was proposed to Incorporate In the Constitution a provision that the United States army should never ex ceed 8,000 men. According to the tradition the debate, which was pos sibly Informal and outside the regu lar sitting, was abruptly cut short when Benjamin Franklin solemnly suggested that there be Incorporated another clause making It part of the organic law of the land that no for eign nation should ever Invade the country with an army of more than 8,000. A somewhat similar point was scored In the state legislature a few years -ago when, during a discussion not over well based, It was proposed by a shrewd Yankee from the hills of Sunderland, F. L. Whltmore. that n law should he enacted providing that no one should he obliged to work be tween meals. Springfield (Muss.) Republican. Tasmania Has Rare Mineral. Tasmania now promises to become the world's chief producer for Romo time to come of the rare mineral osmh rldluin. The various osinlrldlum yield ing centers of this extensive serpen tine belt on the west coast are already giving profitable employment to 200 men, and It Is an ensy matter for an Industrious digger to earn up to 10 a week, while many are making dou ble that nnd more. A complete bul letin orr this highly Interesting min eral occurence la In course of prepara tion, and its publication, It Is expected, will attract the nlPenllon of the whole mining world tn Tasmania. Last yeart 1,070 ounces of osinlrldlum was pro duced In Tasmania, the value being immmM Sip lu n nf There are rush periods in every line of busi ness, especially where the public is being served, and when these rush periods come the capac ity of the utility is invariably overtaxed and someone must wait for service. A man will wait in line patiently several minutes to make a deposit in a bank, to buy a two-cent postage stamp, to register a letter, to buy a railroad ticket or a seat in the theatre, and make no complaint. He will go personally to see a business man and will sit in line for half an hour before he can be "seen," and think nothing of it. The vast system of the Mountain States Telephone Company which cares for 306,301 telephones in its own territory alone, is set tip to answer calls in a. very few seconds. Any variation there from is usually because a number of calls have come in simultane ously. In telephone operation, an In everything else, when an overload occurs, pa tience should be exercised by everyone until the jam has been relieved. The Operator is not always to blamethe equipment may be short owing to carcity of materials, but it is not at fault even the public that creates the rush periods is not to be blamed. Abnormal conditions is the answer. Patience and reasonable consideration Is the temporary remedy until adequate equipment may be had. The Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION U. 8. Land Office, Fort Sumner, N. M., May 27, 1020. Notice ia hereby given that Junes Antle, of Clovit, N, M., who, on May 14, 1918 made Additional Home stead entry No. 015063, for WV4, Section 20, Township 1 N., Range 30 N. M. P. Meridian, has filed no tice of intention to make Final three year proof to establish claim to the land above described, before C. V. Steed, Probate Judge, in his office at Clovis, N. M., on the 6th day of July, 1920. Cluiniant names as witnesses, i O CD c a 2 CP cu s. Jm to m ft b gee Ph s u X 3 5 Adoloh Amborn, John & Martin J. D. Trobaugh, and Henry Wiggfns, all of Clovis, N. M. W. R. McGlLL, -3-Bt Register. ADMINISTRATRIX NOTICE All persons are notified that the undersigned was appointed the ad ministratrix of the estate of J. L. !5W Downing, deceased, by the Probata Court Of Curry County, New Mexico, on the 18th day of May, 1920, and all claims must be legally presented for payment within one year from this 1st day of June, 1920, or same will be forever barred. 6-3-4tc ELIZA DOWNING, Administratrix. 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