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THE CL0VI3 NLWS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER M, 1921.
"VAMPS" WHO MADE HISTORY By JAMES C. YOUNG. .HAPPY NElnJ YEAK 1(0 by Mcctur. Nipmif fyailluU.) THE GIRL WHO MADE A KING HER JE8TER. J ' wish to thank the public for the nice business given us during the past year and par ticularly do we appreciate the big volume of Christmas business we have enjoyed. WE WISH FOR EVERYONE HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY DURING 1922. DENHOF JEWELRY CO. SANTA FE WATCH INSPECTORS OUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE SHOULD HAVE NUMERICAL INDEX Curry County is the only county i which I have ever lived where the 'eik's office was not equipped with n index, so arragned, that a person M easily trace the title to proper '. But, it niukes no difference how oinpetcnt a person may be, they cun iot trace a title in this county except hey have the name of every person ho ever made a deed or mortgage to itch property, and where there huvc en a number of transfers, you can iot tell anything about it without -oing to an abstractor's office and -'ttitiR the numes of parties con ;ected with transfers, and even an ilistractor must check back every ecord, deed, mortgage, assignment, Miscellaneous and judgment, before hey can tell, and no difference how nuch county clerk or deputy should want to assist you, under present con- litiors, they can be of very little service. Everyone who should have occasion rto examine the records would be ben efitted by a Numerical Index and I .hope that our county commissioners will gee that we have it. The cost would be small compared with the conveniences and benefit! to be de rived. I am not kicking, just calling attention to our need, and believe our commissioners want to benefit the public when they can. Chas. E. Dennis, V. TATE WANTS TO BE SHERIFF OF COUNTY V. Tate wants' to be sheriff of Cur ry County and some few weeks ago had his name placed in the News' an nouncement column. Mr. Tate has been an auctioneer in Curry Couot) for a number of years and his work has brought him an exceptionally large acquaintance, particularly among the farmers. Mr. Tate will run subject to the action of the Dem ocratic primary in April. SLANDER I Visitor "You certainly have a fine looking bunch of stenographers. Whore do you find them?" Boa -"Usually back in the cornel nrrrnglng their hair." Have you something you don't need? Sell it to some fellow who does need it. A Clovis Newt Want Ad will make the sale. tf Amnrillo Daily News and the Clovis Newi for $7.20 a year. If IV had not been for a little negro boy with a crooked back one of the most beautiful women of the French revolutionary period might have escaped with bar life. But it was the delight of Mme. du Barry to tease this boy Louis Zamora until h flew Into futile rages. Her death was bis revenge. She begun life as a servant'! daugh ter, but sooa became a beauty. The son of the Due de Brissac saw her when she was under twenty, employed in a milliner's shop. From his hands she pusaed on to the Vlcomte Du Barry, a down-at-the-heel nobleman who kept a fumous gambling establish ment. She was the attraction of the gaming tablea for several years. Then the vlcomte, who saw her loveliness Increase every day, conceived the Idea of Introducing ber to Louis XV. Lebel, valet to the king, was the judge of beauty for his Imperial mas ter. He already bad Introduced Pom padour, then dead. And It was to Lebel that the vlcomte applied. The valet gave a dinner to which the gambler's apprentice was Invited. But she failed to Bud the king there. In her dlsaitpolntroent she drank deeply, and gave way to a string of the bad talk for which she afterward was famous. The king, bidden behind a curtain, listened and was delighted. Be came forth and Da Barry's fortune was In the making. Every woman Louis had known went to the last lengths In an effort to entertain him. But Du Barry In sisted that he entertain her. Then Louis died. Du Barry retreat ed to a place near I'arls aud not long afterward again fell in with De Brts sac. Next came the revolution, fear ful, bloody days. Du Barry hid, but Zamora kept the revolutionary au thorities Informed of all that she did. One day De Ilrlssac was late In return ing frum a trip to Paris In search of news. Du Barry, fearful, told Zamora to go down the road and see tf her lover was on the way. "There Is no need," he said. "I can show you his bead," and he brought forth that gruesome object. Du Barry was tried and executed on the same duy, December 7, 1793. At the Inst slio broke down and p'eaded for her life. Ziimnra stood by the block and screeched his delight. In wishing; yon a Happy and Prosperous New Year, we desire to express our appreciation and thanks for your patronage during the past year. Your co-operation has aided us to safely reach another year's growth, an added stability, aud an in creased capacity to serve. We firmly believe that 1922 will mark a steady return to the better financial condition we all crave, and wish you your full share of prosperity and happiness. THE CITIZENS BANK OF CLOVIS 14 THE FARMERS' FRIEND' MAY VISIT SOVIET RUSSIA. Friends of Eugene V. Debs, who was freed on Christmas Day by Pres ident Harding, from the Atlanta Fed eral penitentiary, where he was serv ing a ten year sentence for making speeches in violation of wur laws, de clared that an invitation from the Soviet government to visit Russia awaited Debs, and that he probably would accept, and that It is his In tention to seek a tow from every man, woman and child in this country, or any country which he might visit, to refuse to take up arms in warfare. 3 J 5 3 New Year's in Egypt Mr. Farmer, if you are going" to have a public sale, advertise it in the News. Proper advertising through the columns of this paper will bring you a crowd. tf Try a News Want Ad. Shoes for All the Family Our Wish To You 10c Shine Parlor We wish to thank our customers and friends for the favors they have extended us during the past year, and wish for all Good Health, Good Luck and Good Cheer during 1922. v Remember us when you want shoes; big reduction, now on all Ladies' High Top Shoes. 3K A group of people were ship wrecked or otherwise cast upon their own resources and were to lose track of the date they would have no easy means of Dueling it .again. Our year la an artificial one, and so must be made by careful study in well equipped observatories. Without pre cise instruments It would be difficult to fix the day when the new year be gins. The ancient Egyptians experlnuced no such dllneulty. Their yea.-, from which ours Is derived, had ; perfectly natural beginning. It always com menced on the day when Slrlus and the sun rose together. The temples of Egypt were renlly observatories, built to face this or tliut star as It rose. They were more or less elaborate, but all had as their fundamental plan a long nnrrow pas sage down which the star's rays came, and a dark chamber at the far end where the priest made the observa tion nnd where the Imnge was kept. The beginning of the new year wns nn lmportunt event. We can picture the scene ns the priests, followed by the scribes, lawyers, merchants, and the curious crowd, wind their way up to the temple In the first streaks of dawn, nnd take their appointed places. As daylight comes on the Interest of everyone Is centered on two groups. . The priests on the rdbf are strain ing their eyes for the first glimpse of he coming sun, while those imwn in the dark chnmber are watching for Slrlus. Soldiers are stationed around the temple to keep the crowd silent and to prevent stragglers from cross ing the path of the star's rays In front of the temple door at the crltlcnl moment. A shout bursts from those on the roof as the sun tops the horizon. The observer below watch their water clocks rnrefiilly now as the minute are told off, and strain their eyes at the nnrrow opening where Slrlus Is to shine. In a few moments Slrlus Itself (lashes Into view, and the new year has begun, The Kgyptlans discovered that the year has nn extra quarter of a day tu It. They did It by noting that on some years Slrlus and the sun rose almost together, while nn others there was an appreciable difference In time, and that these changes repented themselves every five years. They found the length of the year to within :i minutes of its true value, which was a remark able tiling to do with the primitive ap pliance tliey hud at hand. Quaint New Year Customs 8 ft i i? :? wmwmmimwmmim H NEW YEAR'S THEN AND NOW. As long as people can remember, there linve b.en New Year parties. The old Unmans gave theirs In honor of .liinus. the two-faced god. One face looked back ot the old, spent year. iu:'l one face looked forward to I he new, fresh year. They gave pres ents to 111 in and to each other with the hope that the new year would be good to them. Some of the people who lived long ago waited until the cud of Ma-ch to celebrate the New Year, since ilint was the time that the'trees and grass began ne-.v life. N SCOTLAND New Year's day has even more Impor tance than Christmas. High land laddies form proces sions and go from house to house singing and receiv ing food and gifts. From Scotland also comes the curious superstition that It Is unlucky to take anything out of the house on New Year's day before one has brought something In ; heuee members of the family way be seen carrying a piece of coal or any small object into the house, to prevent misfortune during the new year. e A quaint Now Year custom in Her fordNhlre, England, Is to weave black thorn Into a crown, singe Ic slightly over a fire and stand around It repeat ing the words, "Old Cider." The crown is then hung up for luck during the year. . The wassail bowl or loving cup, tilled with spiced ale, was In use In New Year celebrations la Old World countries, and children would go about the streets caroling. In England December 25 was tha New Year's day until the time of Wil liam the Conqueror. His coronation occurred January 1, hence the year was ordered to begin on that day. England, however, gradually fell Into unison whh the rest of Christendom, and began the year the 25th of March. The Oregorlan calendar restored Jan uary 1 as the gateway of the year but It was not until 1732 that Engb'id adopted this date. The custom of exchanging New Year presents still holda to franca and tha Latin Countries. MO YE FOR SHERIFF. Our announcement column contains the name of D. L. Moye for Sheriff of Curry County, aubject to the ac tion of the Democratic Primary Elec tion. Mr. Moye was for two terms sheriff of this county and made an excellent officer. He is now chief of poliece of Clovis and has had much experience as a peaco officer. Mr. Moye is a consistent Democrat and has always been lined with the Demo cratic party in every battle it has fought. TOO MUCH BOOZE FOR EL PASO MERCHANTS El Paso, Texas Juarez night life will cease to play such a large part in the life of El Paso, if a movement now ' under way culminates success fully. The plan is to have the United States officials close the bridges to traffic between Juarez and El Paso after 6 o'clock in tho evening. So much El Paso money is being spent in Juarez that it is getting to be almost as much of a drain on this city as gambling was before it was closed in 1904, business! men assert. There will be meetings in El Paso within the next few dnys among the men in various trades and Industries to start the movement for early bridge closing1. The merchants feel that, if they can stop the night hegira to Juarez, they will plug the big drain on El Paso's finances. "SAY IT WITH NOOSE." "Say it with a gun" seems to bo popular as a slogan M many Texans. There is an alarming number of honii cid"s in the State. Tho murder rate is certainly on the increase although definite figures will probably not be known until a summary is made at the close of tlu. present year. "Say it with a noose,", is the most effective answer to those who "say it with guns." A few legal hangings will do more to check the murder game In Texas than anything else. One authority has said that a mur derer in this country Is In less danger of being executed for his crime than a locomotive engineer is of losing his life in the regular routine of his work. America has been made pretty safe for criminals but It is time for us to begin to give some thought to mak ing it safe for the rest of us. The best way to do it is to "say It with a noose" a little more often. Amarillo Tribune WOODMEN INSTALLATION. There will be a joint installation of of officers of th W. 0. W. Lodge nnd Woodmen Circle at the hall at 7:30 next Monday evening. Every Woodman is welcome to come and bring his family. Refreshments will be served. Try a News Want Ad.. I , I A, VH.W1H i i Repairing A Specialty Shoe Repairing T.M. NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS "Are you making any good resolu tions for New Year's Day?" "No, I haven't bad time to break ill niy hst New Year's ones yet." A GOOD RESOLUTION. A gfiml resolution is the offspring of ri'iiini-si' nnd regret, who were wedded by experleme. Thank You For the past year of friendship and patronage May 1922 be one of happiness, contentment and prosperity to you and yours. The Clovis Steam Laundry PHONE 48 VSSJSSE3 BZ3E3Elal asEHEjaaosfs can isv