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CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1907
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St. Louis & Pacific
Building a Short Spur
From the Raton Range.
To care for the business of the Con
tinental Oil company and the new
ice and cold storage plant to be
built by the Raton Crystal Ice
and Cold Storage company, south
of Raton, the St. Louis, Rocky
Mountain & Pacific railway is build
ing a spur just outside of the city
limits to connect with the cold storage
plant and with the oil company's tanks.
The Colorado Telephone company
will also use ground on the spur for
the storage of poles. It is said that
the cold storage plant will have 150
feet frontage on the track.
ia TRACTS SOLD
AT $65 PER ACRE.
Farmers' Development Company Near
Springer Bringing Settlers Res
1 ervoir System Building.
Springer, Oct.17. The lands which
have been put on the market recently
by the Farmers' Development Com
pany, operating sixteen miles west of
Springer on the Rayado river, and
which company is now constructing a
large reservoir and ditch system for
its lands which aggregate about
twelve thousand acres, entertained a
week ago a party of homeseekers from
the middle states and from Colorado.
Twelve tracts for farms were sold to
members of this party at an average
of $65 per acre and six more sales are
now being closed.
The outlook for the sale of every
acre of irrisible and level land under
the' ditch system of this company is
of the best. The management, so far,
is very well satisfied with results.
' ' The reservoir and ditch system will
be ready for operations next April.
The water supply will be ample and
the soil of the land under the ditch
y:'.en ' ' ir nrljiM
- raise the finest crops of cereais, vege
t:,WPS anrl fruits that can be produced
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A PRIZE BEING OFFERED FOR
ROOSEVELT THIRD TERM ESSAYS
Washington, Oct, 20 Hon. Joña-,
than Bourne, jr., of Oregon, United
States Senator, has taken a unique
step to test the sentiment of the coun
try on the Presidential situation.
Through the National Magazine, of
Boston, Mass., he has offered a cash
prize reward of $1,000, open to the
American people, for the strongest
and best written argument in support
of his following assertions:
"First. That the sovereign people
and not Theodore Roosevelt, the in
dividual and public servant, will de
cide who shall be his successor.
"Second. That Theodore Roosevelt
' cannot decline a second elective term
or attempt to name his successor with
out making his own personal desires
or' egotistical opinions paramount to
the combined,. wishes an intelligence
of the Republican party and the elec
torate of the nation.
"Third. That Roosevelt's honesty
courage, initiative, imagination, versa
tility, and tremendous capacity for
work, with heart and brain constantly
attuned to the people's rights and
commands, . and his insi
ine enforcement rather than avoid
ance of laws, and the protection of the
rights of men and property, have to
an unparalleled degree gained the
confidence of all people; that, in the
popular mind, Roosevelt, during his
executiveship, has demonstrated his
ability and determination to make
good as the people's chief public ser
vant," and not their dictator; that this
confidence, being a, brain deduction
and not a heart emotion, is impossible
of destruction except by his betrayal;
that by the selection of any other
man, business contraction and restric
tion must exist during the period nec
essary for him to demonstrate to the
people's satisfaction his ability and
determination to make good, and,
therefore, that, barring death or ser
ious illness, President Roosevelt must
and will be selected and elected for a
gecond elective term."
The prize will be awarded March 15.
1908 the contest closing one month
earlier, and three judges, gentlemen
CORPORATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS ARE
INDICTED BY THE UNITED STATES
Engineer Black, who has charge of
the work at the head of the river for
the Red River Water and Power com
pany, had quite a bad accident. In
getting on his horse in some way his
revolver got caught and went off, and
shot himself in the arm. the bullet
going through the ulna bone. He
lost considerable blood before he
reached Dr. Bass at Elizabeth town,
who dressed it. The wound is not a
serious one, and Mr. Black will soon
have the use of his arm as well as
ever. Red River Prospector.
. Young Boy Drowned.
While wading in a small pond, Sat
urday afternoon, Charles Floyed, the
two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Floyd, of Johnson Mesa,
lost his footing and slipped into the
deepest part of the pond drowning
before anyone heard his cries.
Mrs. Floyd was busily engaged with
her housework and did not notice
that the little one had left the house.
When she did notice his absence, she
hurriedly looked about the house and
yard. When she reached the pond
she discovered the lifeless body of the
little one floating on the service.
Mr. Floyd was in Raton on his
weekly trip. He was telephoned fori
and drove as quickly as possible to
Funeral services were held from
the Johnson Mesa Mteohdist church
on Sunday afternoon.
Santa Fe county has organized a
statehood league. Other counties are
oreaiiAlg, and it 13 believed that hoii'
will be made up all
lover the territory.
of high standing, will be named short
ly to pass upon the arguments sub
Senator Bourne, speaking of his
offer, said tonight: "Frankly, my
purpose is to secure discussion and
agitation resulting in conviction and
crystallization of opinion. Confident
that the overwhelming sentiment of
tlie country, regardless of party, fav
ors the renomination and reelection
of Roosevelt, I take this method of
inviting an expression on the subject
The propositions set forth speak for
themselves, and the responses thereto
will, at least, tend to disclose the pop
ular feeling existing today. If the
views which I hold and which are
shared fully, I may add, by men from
every section with whom I am
brought into contact are the views
of the American people generally,
then it is well to establish that fact
and establish it at once, tne earner
the demonstration, the better for the
"Nohting more conducive to busi
ness success and public tranquility
could possibly occur at this time, in
my opinion, than the substitution ot
certainty for uncertainty regarding
the Presidency. . It would be worth
hundreds of millions of dollars to our
material interests. The business
world would profit incalculably'by the
assurance or reassurance such a cer
tainty would bring. The administra
tion's policies are accepted and ap
proved. Only the knowledge that
,Roosevelt will continue at the helm is
needed to inaugurate anew an era of
prosperity on a safer and sounder
basis than ever before. Call it a third
term or a second elective term, as you
like; the exigencies of the times de
mand that he serve four years more.
It is a patriotic duty which he owes
to his country. He cannot shirk it,
if he would, without making self
greater than country and forfeiting
the respect and public confidence he
now holds. He will not shirk it once
the people make their wishes known.
Now is-the time for them to be
Phelps Dodge Company and
Officials as Well as Terri
tory Residents in List.
Santa Fe, N. Mj, Oct. 22. (Special)
The grand jury, which on yester
day returned indictments against
nineteen persons, nearly all of whom
were non-residents of New Mexico,
and not connected with territorial af
fairs except in a business way, is still
at work. The indictments are for al
leged frauds in securing coal lands' in
Sao Juan county.
Among those indicted by the grand
Phelps, Dodge & Co., New York, of
the Phelps-Dodge mining and smelt
ing interests in New Mexico and Ari
zona. James McClean, ClevelanJ H.
Dodge, A. Curtis James and James
Douglas, members of the firm of
Phelps-Dodge & Co., of New York.
Charles A. Spies, an attorney of
Thomas H. O'Brien, coal land lo-;
Ira Duckworth of the Oxford,
spent Saturday last in Raton.
Georue H. Webster jr., went
Santa Fe Thursday morning on
Dr. T. A. Triplet of Koehlcr, was
here for two days recently visiting
liert McBride passed through here
on Friday last on his way from Baldy
J. W. Records went to Raton Fri
day on Company business and return
ed Saturday on the local.
John Ilixenhaugh of Raton, coun
ty assessor, was m santa re last
week on county business.
Miss Margaret Cavanaugh and
Miss Mercie E. Collins have recently
removed to the Swastika hotel.
H. II. Hankin, of Utc Park, has
been in Springer and Cimarron the
past three days on transportation
Quail hunting is popular these days
with the local nimrods and daily re
ports are coming of successful hunt
Judge W. H. Jackson spent last
week in Des Moines on business in
connection with the Cimarron Lum
Charles H. Colgrove, manager cf
the Maxwell Land Grant company,
went to Raton on Tuesday on com
Miles B. Randall of Chicago, spent
Monday night here at the Livingston
hotel on his way to visit his son who
resides at Taos.
Mrs. Dr. C. B. Kohlhousen, who
has been visiting relatives and friends
here for a few days, returned to Ra
ton Tuesday morning.
Colfax county shows an increase in
tax valuation of $444-530 in 1907 over
1906. The total valuation of this
county is now $.1.748,841.
Dr. Walter A. Bailey of Dawson,
was recently granted a licejnse to
practice medicine in New Mexico by
the Territorial Board of Health.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whitney, Mrs.
Charles Springer and Mrs. C. B.
Kohlhousen, were guests on Sunday
last at dinner at the Swastika hotel.
Miss Nora Shea of Raton, who has
been visiting. her parents at the Ponil
camp for the past two weeks, re
turned to her home on Wednesday.
Mrs. Dr. Horatio Walker will leave
here the latter part of the month to
visit her parents in New Castle,
Provence of New Brunswick. On
LOCALS and PERSONALS
eating agent for Phelps, Dodge & Co.,
of Fierro. N. M.
Lpiis D. Ricketts, geologist and
miuing expert, now of Cananea,
Henrietta E. Ricketts, of Princeton,
N. j ., sister of Louis D. Ricketts, and
Maje A. Vann, colored, and cook
for thi) Ricketts.
fiavid M. White, of Santa Fe.
Granville Pendleton, of San Juan
Robert B. Hegardt, superintendent
of the Globe mines of Phelps, Dodge
& Co.. and the following residents of
Ari?iia: Edwin T. Stewart, Robert
T. Reel, Niles S. Barry, Carlton S.
Moore, Emil R. Stahl, Angus McAl
pine sud Arthur E. J. Tovey.
Ornubj Mcllarg, Assistant United
Stati Attoney General, was called to
Washington, D. C, yesterday, and
the further work of the grand jury
was deferred till October 31.
her -.y she will visit friends in
Chica i , Toronto and Quebec.
Afi'Margaret Crowder of Rpton,
I ''"y days, hers
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The.fiwustika Club gave a dance in
n hall on Saturday evening last.
1 were fourteen couples present
very enjoyable evening was
Edgar J. Webb has resigned his
position at the billiard hall in the
M'atllin building. Mr. Webh left Sun
day morning for his former home in
F.ij. Belton, depot master and ex
press agent here, returned from his
long1 . eastern trip on Wednesday
evening. He was accompanied by
P, X. Black, of Elizabethtown, ac
cently shot himself, the ball passing
through his left wrist, the wound.
while painful, is not dangerous. It
is healing nicely.
The coming men of America boys
will, give a dance in Aztec hall n
Cimarron on Saturday evening' Oct.
9.; All persons interested are re
quested to attend.
Mrs. Fred Whitney, Mm. C. B.
Kolilhousen, Mrs. Mason G. Chan-
and Mrs. Stanley M. Chase were
guests on Monday last at a lunch
given at the Swastika hotel.
Pensions recently granted: Cor
nelius Daley of Cimarron, $15 per
month from May 13th, 1907. Lorcntz
Nielson of Elizabethtown, $JO per
month from March 9th, 1907.
The Cimarron and Northwestern
railroad received last Saturday seven
carloads of steel rails. Also ten new
platform cars. The rails are now be
ing laid very rapidly on this line.
The post office was removed on
Thursday last to its new quarters in
the -drug store. It is the intention
of the postmaster to furnish some
new lock boxes in the near future.
A dance was given by the young
people residing in the old part of
the town in Aztec hall on Saturday
eveninu last. There was a , large
number present and they had a mcr
ry good time.
John W. Records, O. H. B. Turner
and William Rupert started Monday
afternoon on a three days hunting
trip. They will 'be the guests of
Charles G. Cypher in and around
Walter Johnson of Raton, who is
connected with the Remsberg Mer
cantile company, has been here for
a few days on business in connection
with that company. Mr. Johnson
returned home on Tuesday.
H. H. Chandler, a ranchman and
butcher living near here in order to
comply with the law filed his bond
with the county commissioners at
their meeting Oct. 7. This bond was
examined, found sufficient and ap
proved. The Maxwell Land Grant company
have recently executed a ten years
lease to A. G, Ward and associates
of the old Aztec lode. These men
will open up the lode in a new place
and put a tunnel in to reach a rich
vein of ore.
Our postmaster, George M. Chand
ler, received a notice on Monday last
from the Post Office Department to
remove our post office to the Drug
and Stationery company's ' store,
which order will be carried into effect
in the next few days.
A. C. Cox of Silver City, who is
temporarily . residing here has com
pleted the outside of one three-room
ohuse on Seventh street. Mr. Cox
has laid the sills for a second house
of five-rooms 011 the same street.
He is evidently a hustler.
James T. Fulton and John Bailey
last week opened the Rocky Moun
tain Cafe on Tenth street, nearly op
posite the new depot.. This cafe
presents a very neat and attractive
appearance and furnishes, a' good
square meal at a reasonable price.
A meeting of the young men( in
Cimarron was held oil Wednesday
cveii- v--''y wii.ih Á foot mil!
for sjari a feaiji1 iá 'V i tí.f ivti fv j
this season. E. II. HstrCr was elected
coach and after running a few sig
nals it was plainly seen that he was
the right man for that place. Ira
Duckworth, Will Brooke, Mason G.
Chase Fred Whitney, Thomas Hart,
Frank A. Sullivan, Thomas C. Vest,
E. H. Fisher and William Chad wick
will make a line that we will be
pround of. Tom Brooke. James
Duffy, L. E. Curtis and Venus Coe
will be the backs and have had ex
perience, as well as stars, on their
Santa Fe Organized
K mass meeting, which was almost
Territorial in scope, was held in Santa
Fe Tuesday, for the purpose of or-
ganizing a county statehood league,
r r.,rr r,,;,!,.,! at the meet-
ing, and there were present leading
citizens of a number of towns over
the territory. The addresses were of
a patriotic and progressive nature,
and at the close the following reso
lution was adopted:
"Resolved, That it is the sentiment
of this meeting that earnest and active
., U i,Un :,t nine and vierorous
ly prosecuted to induce the Congress
of the United States to pass a suitable
"The spectacular close of the base
ball season this year reminds me," said
the Old-Timer, yesterday, "of the sea
son of 1887, twenty years ago."
"That season, the Detroit team won
the American League pennant, and
then made a tour with the St. Louis
Browns, for the championship of the
world. The tour lasted fifteen days,
and took in all the principal cities of
the United States, beginning at St.
t.nuis. on Oct. 10. The Detroit team
A BIRTHDAY WEDDING
From the Raton Range.
The marriage of John Joerns arid
Frances Folsom O'Brien was solemn
ized on Saturday, October the 19th, at
four o'clock at the residence of a sis
ter of the bride, Mrs. Jeremiah Leahy,
The ceremony was performed by Re.
Father Cooney. A very pretty senti
ment attached itself to this .wedding,
which occurred on the twenty-first
birthday of the bride. The roonw of
the Leahy home were prettily decora
ted in curtains and festoons of smilax
studded with chrysanthemums. White
chrysanthemums being used in the
parlors while the dining room was en
tirely in pink decorations. The bride
wore a princess gown of snowy crepe
radium and carried an arm boquet of
bride's roses. The little neice of the
bride, Miss Marie O'Brien Arnold,
preceeded the bride and groom, win
were otherwise unattended, carrying
the ring in the heart of a HHy.- After
the ceremony buffet luncheon wa
served in the dining room by Mrs.
A. R. Streicher and Mrs. A. C. Price.
The bridal gifts were handsome and
There were about fifty guests pres
ent; those from out of town being;
Mrs-. David J. Leahy and daughter,
Lucile, of Las Vegas; Miss Edith
Mooncy, a classmate of the bride,
Minneapolis, Minn.; and Miss Irene
Whitmore, of Las Vegas.
Mrs. Joerns is the youngest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. James O'Brien of
Caledonia, Minn., Judge O'Brien is x
former chief justice of New Mexico
Mrs. Joerns, who has made her horn'
in Raton for more than a year past,
is a graduate of St. Mary's college
Notre Dome, Indiana, and is one of
Raton's sweetest and most popular
young women. Mr. Joerns is the
deputy county clerk of Colfax county
and a most promising young business
man. Both young people have hosts
of friends here, who offer them con
gratulations and best wishes to a.
long and happy life together
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ence tit un a Tiáuilsóme" Wtos-
South Seventh street where they will
nn to housekeeping, and will be glad
to meet their many friends
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew L. Harney
of New York' City, spent Monday
inght at the Livingston hotel 011 their
way to the Red River district. Mr.
Harney is interested in the New
Mexico Chemical and Amalgamating
company which has a new process
for treating ores.
enabling act looking to the admis-
sion of this Territory as a state and
to that end the president of this
meeting is hereby authorized to ap-
point a committee of sixteen repre-
scntative citizens ot mis cimmj.
Democrats and Republicans, to pre
pare an address to the legal voters o
the county of Santa Fe suggesting
in their judgment the most effective
course to pursue to accomplish the
Governor Curry will ask that a non-
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partisan staienooci league m
in each county, for the advancement
of the statehood movement.
of that year was a famous aggrega
tion of players. The team comprised
besides the "big four," as Dennis
Brouthers, Jimmy White, Hardy Rich
ardson and Jimmie Rowe, were styh d,
such men as Ganzel, the catcher, Bill '
Shindle, Charlie Bennett, Pat Conway.
Charley Baldwin, Fred Dunlay, bis
Sam Thompson, Eddie Hanlon, Law
rence Twitchell, Reddy (George
Knowlton, Charley Getzcirk and was
under the management of W. H. Wat
kins." ' , . 1
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