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THE CLOVIS NEWS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1920.
Ye Blew State Auto COMPANY PLENTY Or STORAGE 5 GAS, OIL AND ACCESSORIES f KELLY-SPRINGFIELD AND GOODYEAR I TIRES A SPECIALTY A place where the auto owner gets real service and 100 per cent on every dollar he spends. J. F. Sellars and L. M. Wood PROPRIETORS 1 . SOLD OUT A STORE IN ONE DAY) LOST IN A POKER GAME One of the strangest stories of the year come from a South Plains town and it wai given to the Record us authentic. A merchant became enamoured of tti9 art of poker playing and in a tram one night while in the grip of the card fiend's frenzy lost all hi cash and then put up hi entire stock of goods in one grand attempt to make a winning. He lost, and turned the keys of the store over to the winners. The next morning bright and early the gamblers appeared and opened the stare to the public in a sale operated on the plan of each customer selecting whatever articles bo wanted and then paying the cash ier whatever price the customer want ed to pay for hia purchase. Such a rush as gathered for that kind of bar gain sale has seldom been seen. At closing time that night the only sale able things in the store unsaid were few odd-sized men's collar and some slightly soiled men's caps. The shelves were entirely bare. That is, perhaps, the quickest clean out sale on record. Canadian Record. SOME FREAKS ON THE MARKET J. S. Putnam, cashier of the First National Bunk of Fort SumncT, was here Sunday. Sid usually has a few "good ones" to reluto, and here are a couple he gave us while here: Mr. Ilitson of Fort Sumner recently ship ped a cur of goats to the Kansas City markets, and received a check from the commission company for a total of 9.00, after deducting all expenses. Another man from the valley ship ped 114 turkeys to Albuquerque and received a check for $412.00, being about the same as the net returns from a car load of cattle shipped by Geo. P. Baxton to Kansas City. Mel rose (X. M.l Messenger. It has recently been computed that in the United States thcro is one death due to automobile accidents every thirty-one minutes and during the sixteen allotted waking hours. Every year now you have one chance in ten thousand of being run over and killed. But do not be discour aged. Next year it ought to bo one chance in nine thousand. And if you are still alive in ten years, you will be dead before you know it. Pro gress is our watchword. WAS COMPELLED TO GIVE UP HIS JOB "MY WHOLE SYSTEM WAS POI SONED FROM INDIGESTION" HE STATES NOW WELL AND STRONG. "I couldn't do a lick of work be fore I begun taking Tanlac, but I am now feeling better than at any time during the past fifteen years," said Robert L. Wright, of 529 Wall Street, Los Angeles, California. "Fov years I suffered from rheu matism in my arms and legs," he con tinued, "and at times the pains were so awful I could harldy get about at all. Then I had an awful attack of stomach trouble and I had to glvo up my work. "I seemed to have a lump in my throat and chest and it hurt me even to swallow. It looked like nothing would stay on my stomach and many a time I couldn'f even keep down a drink of water. Night after night couldn't sleep a wink on account of the pairs and cramps in my stomach. "I was weak and extremely nerv ous, I lost fifteen pounds in almost no time and I would get so dizzy some times I would nearly full. 'I saw a stutcmcnt about Tanlac that described my case and I decided to try it myself. I felt better at once. I have been improving from that day to this. And now I am en tirely fre from rheumatism and can use my arms and legs as good as I ever could before. I can hardly get enough to eat and my digestion is so fine that I never suffer at all from nausea, bloating or from pains or cramps of any kind. Nervousness and dizziness have left me and I sleep like a log at night. I am gain ing in weight every day and already I am feeling stronger and more ener getic than I have in many years!" Tanlac is sold In Clovis by City Drug Co., in Texico by Red Cross Pharmacy, and in Melrose by Irwin & Pool. (Adverticement) WILLARD TO MEET DEMPSEY IN MARCH New York, Dec. 11. Jess Willard will have his second battle with Jack Demnsev here March 17th. it was an nounced tonight. The bout will take place in Madison Square Garden. Amarillo Daily News and the Clovis News for $7.20 a year. w ft uxc:oormioocxxxOcxxx03ac03occ (TThristmas ooooQoocxOttocOococ 'm ;! m THAT WILL MAKE THE WHOLE YEAR A HAPPIER ONE. HERE ARE A FEW OF THE MANY PRACTICAL GIFTS YOU WILL FIND IN OUR STORE ELECTRIC GRILLS ELECTRIC CURLING IRONS ELECTRIC PERCOLATORS ELECTRIC TOASTERS ELECTRIC CHAFING DISHES ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINES VACUUM CLEANERS FLASH LIGHTS BRUNSWICK PHONOGRAPHS AND RECORDS AND NUMEROUS OTHER GIFTS THAT ARE PLEAS ING AS WELL AS PRACTICAL ONLY SEVEN MORE SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS. DO YOUR SHOPPING NOW I 1 Ml i ii oectnc 202 NORTH MAIN Co. lig Reduction On Shoes A pair of shoes always makes an appropriate Christmas gift ABREAST OF THE GENERAL REDUCTION IN PRICES IN ALL LINES, WE ARE PUTTING ON A BIG REDUCTION IN SHOE PRICES, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. IN THIS BIG REDUCTION ARE INCLUDED LADIES', MEN'S AND CHILDREN'S SHOES, HIGH CLASS SHOE VALUES AT REDUCTIONS WHICH MEAN A SUBSTAN TIAL SAVING. While They Last Ladies' Red Cross kid boots, cov ered Louis heel, regular price $15.00, now, $9.95 Ladies' Red Cross, brown and black, regular price $15.00, now $11.50 $12.50 and $13.00 Shoes, now $9.50 $10.00 Women's Shoes, now $7.50 All other Ladies shoes at a big Reduction Florsheim Shoes For Men $18.00 Shoes, now $13.50 $15.00 and $17.00 Shoes now $12.50 $12.50 Florsheim Shoes $9.95 All other Men's Shoes at 25 REDUCTION A big stock of Children's, Misses and Boys Shoes going at a Big Reduction Wiedmann Shoe Store Shoe Repairing A Specialty J SNAPSHOTS (Dallas News) There are some self-made men who talk like they haven't finished the up per story. 4 .The housing shortage is so acute in some cities that families move into apartments where there isn't room to hide a bottle. Of course we are philanthropic by nature, but we have no idea that we are going to be mistaken for Santa Claus this Christmas. If you don't think there is a kick in your mince pie, send it down in company with some majonnalse dressing. On of the strangest things in this world is why an otherwise sensible man thinks it is smart to pretend he is dying for a drink. Mr. Peavish says that to hear Mrs. Peavish brag on her family tree you wouldn't guess that there are marks on the bark where hogs used to scratch their backs against it. information relative to this examina tion address, Ben F. Moss, Local Sec retary, Board of U. S. Civil Service Examiners, Clovis, New Mexico, PRICES OF MEAT REACH PRE-WAR PERIOD LEVELS Chicago, Dec. 11. Wholesale prices of fresh meat cuts, blth beef and pork, reached the low level of the pre-war period with the close of business this week, Armour and Com pany announced today. Beef prices, the last to be re-adjusted declined to the lowest of the year, says a state ment which continued: "Lower price for live stock which have resulted from declines in food stuff and from excessive receipts of 1 stock have had marked influence on the wholesale price, resulting in lev Is of prices below thosj that obtained in April 1917, and alss before the prices that ruled in 1914. Light pork loins sold for 21 cents as compared with the pre-war price of 22 and 23 cents. Lard was offered at 6 cents a pound under the price of April 1, 1917. The averago price of sweet pickled and cured pork products was 17 cents, that being 3 cents under the prices in April 191?. HARDING TO TALK TO BRYAN ABOUT LEAGUE Marion, Ohio, Dec. 11. President Elect Harding has invited William Jennings Bryan, former secretary of state in President Wilson's cabinet, to confer with him here on December 17 in regard to th plan for an asso ciation of nations. In Our Nov Location We have installed new equipment and are in better position to serve the people of Clovis with the best breads, pies, cakes, and pastries on the market. Give us a trial we'll surely please you. THE CLOVIS BAKERY 109 S. Main Phone 248 Subscribe for the News f 8.00 year. PHONE 476 CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION. (Male and Female) An examination for clerk in the post office will be held in this city on January 8, 1921. Applicants must be citizens of the United States between the ages of 18 and 45 years on the date of the examination. Age and height and weight require ments are waived in the case of hon orably discharged soldiers, sailors and marines. Applicants must be physically sound and male applicants must not be less than 5 feet 4 inches in height in bare feet and weigh not less than 125 pounds without overcoat or hat For application blanks and further I HAVE A Hamilton-Beech Carpet Washer TO WASH YOUR CABPET3 I wash them rn the floor and it is thoroughly done, and you will be plased with the work. I thank the ladies of Clovis for their patronage, and I am going to try to please them. Bugs and carpets cleaned for neighboring towns if brought to Clovis. HARRY SAGER Leave Orders at City Drug Co. No. 1 .