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The Cimarron Valley Has the Land, Climate and Water. Wanted One Thousand Farmers : J1RST YEAR CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1908 NUMBER ONE BEGiH WORK Oil HE17 STOR Crocker Mercantile , Co. Commence Work Of Remodeling Bulfdlng---Xet Contract; For Cellar. The Crocker Mercantile Co., which is now owned and controlled by the Remsberg interests, has begun the work of reconstructing and remodel ing the building they recently bought from the Cimarron Construction Cc. The present front of the building v. ill be taken out and a plate glass front will be installed. The entire inside of the building will be lathed and plastered and the level of the floors will be made uniform through out. In fact, everything 'necessary t. make the present building into a first class store room will be done. Even an elevator will be put into the back part of the building So that the second floor may be used to hold the large stock which the company will always carry on hand. The work of excavating a big cellar forty ' feet wide, fifty feet long and eight feet deep under the building has been commenced, the contract having been awarded to M. N. Winters and P.. f. Parker. - Two teams ; will be GUN CLUB'S NEW TRAP CIMARRON GUN CLUB IN STALLS NEW TRAP FOR .. THROWING CLAY "BIRDS WILL HOLD SHOOTING TOURNAMENTS. The Cimarron Gun club which was-, organized about a month ago, is getting ready for spring shoot ing in earnest. It was found that the old trap the club had been us ing Was not good enough for their needs, ar.d so a new and up to date trap was purchased and is installed all ready for use. The new trap is a model of its kind, and requires two nien to work it. It is loaded from a shed far out in front of the shoot er and is sent off at the given command by a wire attached to. a' lever, which is pulled by some me . back . of the gunsman. The shooting grounds have been moved ta the top of the mesa, on which the water tanks stand, and it is here that tlje gun club intend to hold their shooting tournaments in the future. GRAND JUROR IS HOME Alter spending a week at Las Ve gas,, where he was to serve on the federal grand jury at that place, Mas ton G. Chase has returned to Cimar ron.' The jury was a special grand ju-y called to look into some alleged land frauds that have come out with in a somewhat recent period, the land iu question being some coal lands in ar.d about Yankee. After investigat ing and hearing the evidence, true bills were .found indicting three well known men. Other true bills were also found charging a prisoner with sheep stealing, and another with sending obscene literature through the mails. Mr. Chase reports that the city cf Lis Vegas has been improving dur ing the past few years, and that his stay in our sister city was very pleas ant . ' AWFUL EXPLOSION ON BARTLET RANCH. A fearful explosion took place on the Bartlet (ranch recently, . and James R. Howard, an employe of the ranch was blown to pieces. 'The vic tim, who-was a ..brother-in-law of Wm. Long, also an employe, was en" gaged in getting put rock for ranch building, when 'fifty, pounds.. of 4yna-mite exploded, blowing How rd to atoms. The body was terri bly mutilated. kept at the work until completed, and the contractors predict that the work will be finished in less than thirty days, the contract time. MAKES SURVEY IN THE HILLS. A small survey party consisting of Fjederic Whitney and Burton Wil liams left last Wednesday for . the hills, where they intend to spend a few days exploring and surveying. Besides the animal each rode, each man had a pack horse, intending to rough it while out on the "hike." Just what the purpose of the siurvey was, or . where they were going, the survey party refused to state, but it is thought that something is in 'the wind. Mr. ahd Mrs. C. Barela are the hap py parents of a bouncing eight pound baby girl, which the stork brought Thursday, Feb, aoth. - - - BOXING MATCH PULLED OFF FIFTEEN ROUND GO ENDS IN FIFTH. DELANEY RECEIVES HIS QUIETUS AND TAKES THE COUNT. SOME DISSAT ISFACTION. Cimarron was again the scene of I boxing match, which was sched jled as a fifteen round go between Delaney of Rock Springs, Wyoming, tnd Fitzgerald of St. Louis, Mo. Both men had teen in training for this fight for sometime, and selected Cimarron as the most likely place for their meeting. Both were heavy weights, weighing In at 192. When time was called (he men went at the :work with a snap, and for sime lit tle time the contest seemed ! to be 'about even in spite of the difference in the weight of the men. Although much lighter. Delaney lead out ag gressively and often landed upon his big opponent with great force. "But the very size of the man, and his in difference to ' punishment made it appear from: the start almost, - that his was the victor.' His manner in protecting his wind was especially clever, as was the' general work, of Vhe smaller man. But clever as h? was, Delaney could not guard his face'and the side of his neck from the seemingly light and easily given love taps of the big man, and this lead to his knockout in the fifth round, by a short arm punch over the heart and a left back' hand tap on the jaw. The blows were so seemingly light and easily given that cries of "Fake" were at once raised. And to this day Cimarron is divided between the " 'Twas Fake" and the " 'T wasn't Wake" factions. 'It seems that Fitzgerald had had some difficulty with a widow at. Las Vegas, and as soon as the fight was over, . Deputy Sheriff, Winters , at tached his share of the gate receipts and placed him under arrest, by serv ing him with a warrant charging him with not paying his board bill, which he is said to have owed a widow in Las Vegas. The prisoner was held in custody until the next morning and taken to Raton axi.i delivered to Sheriff Littrell for safe keeping. While the sporting editor of the Citizen was personally satisfied with the fight, and considers it a very clever exhibition of boxing, still he considerers the following attempt at poetry too good to suppress The office "devil," while- sweeping out the morning after the contest, found it tied to the tail of the office cat: A Subscription List. We, the . undersigned citizens of Cimarron, here agree 1 ; j, . To pay the amount set opposite each and respective flame, -' To these two combatants (take 'em WILSON BACK FROM SOUTH JUSTICE OP THE PEACE WIL SON HAS RETURNED TO CIMARRON. WILL TENDER HIS RESIGNATION, : After an abscence from, Cimarron and the United States of over three months, J. S. Wilson has returned home and is again about his place cj home antaoindluoinui u u uuush of business. , Mr. Wilson states that he has been in Old Mexico, near thé southern line, and that he is glad to get . back again. He further stated that there seems to have been a mis takeen impression about the town that he had not been intending 10 come back, although he retained his property here in Cimarron. He fur ther, states that while he is some what involved financially, it is his intenton to pay off each and .every ;cditor to the last cent. . In order that he can devote his full time to his blacksmithing business, he has decided te resign froni the officf of justice of the peace, which he has so long held, and straighten up his finances. He is very emphatic in the statement that Cimarron will be his fui ure home, and that he can be found at his old place of business. away) as a fee, '. . To carry out successfully their liul" skin game. ' With this proviso; and it is willing ly so agreed, That the money we give and so cheerfully spend, Shall go' to apply on the past dueu feed Of Fitzgeranid, our pugilistic and mutual friend. "Gillie" may have been a ''go-getter" and a prize fight prompter. A circus, man, a "brakey" and a "cute cut-up" before, But in this land of the "suare deal" and the "pistol toter" People arc fooled once, mayhap twice, but no more. Little Delaney was a shifty ci'.n, full of vim and grit, When Fitz swung his good left out, he'd side step and "duck-er" He would have whipped the brawny Fitz, we . think "nit" So each hereunto subscribes his ; name a "sucker." BIG LAND TRACT .; , REPORTED SOLp, Thé report has reached Cimarron but the Citizen has not been able 1 1) várify it, that the French Land and Irrigation Co. has just completed the sale of a large tract of their big farm land holdings. It is said that this deal was for $27,606" cash, and that the land brought a very good price. Since this company owns some of the best land in Colfax county, a price of $100 might very easily have been obtained in this sale. Mr. Wm. Arkcll of Raton, the man ager of the Mrs. Carey tin shop, was a visitor at Cimarron last week for a day or so. o o cao o o o o o Tn S o 00 00 THEATER PARTY VISITS DAW SON. A number of Cimarron people went to attend the "Toymakers," which showed in our neighboring town last week, leaving here on. number 2, and returning next morning. .Those mak: ing up the party were, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Duckworth, Mr.' and Mrs. Cox and Eugene Bolton. 'Mr. - Bolton, however, combined business with pleasure; The troupe presenting the popular play was excellent,' and all report a very enjoyable time. V - ; r -' V V V . SWASTIKA CLUB DANCE. The popular Swastika Club held another of its very 'enjoyable dances in the Matfcirr' Halt last 'week, 'and all of the member" who tnñti POUND PARTY AT CHURCH GOOD OLD FASHIONED CUS TOM OCCASIONS MERRY GATHERING. REV. J. . AL- . FRED MORGAN SURPRISED. . Last week the members ... of the Mithodist .Episcopal church" gathered together in social gathering . at the church and surprised their pastor, the Rev. J. Alfred Morgan. The . occa sion was a, revival of that good. old custom known as the "pound party," Every person attending the event was instructed to bring a pound of some scrt of article of provision for the tie of the' pastor, and the generous lianncr in which the gifts poured in vas a pleasant " indication that the astór is held in no small esteem by his flock.' Music and games were ndulged in, and the occasion was in ;very way a great success. BREAK LAND WITH STEAM PLOW. . The 'French Land ; & Irrigation company has recently contracted with some Illinois parties for the break ing up of 2,000 acres of, farm land. The contractors have shipped to Springer a big stcam plow with which twelve furrows will be turned at tfic same time, tl is said that work will begin at once, t i .. . i INSTITUTE . NEW LODGE CIMARRON MASONS HELP IN STITUTE VERMEJO LODGE AT DAWSON. BIG BANQUET ENTERTAINING SPEAKERS. Last Thursday evening a party of Cimarron Masons attended the insti tution of a new Masonic lodge at our sister town of Dawson. The party which consisted of Messrs. Pelphey, Chesworth, Pence and Records, drove over to Dawson from here, leaving Cimarron late in ' the after noon. The institution of the new lodge was a big affair, and one well worth attending. The new lodge was instituted with sixteen mem bers, who. have already rented'-and furnished one of the ' finest lodge rdoms in New Mexico.' Aside from the main lodge room, there are also dressing and ante rooms, all fur. nished with the utmost, good taste. -The Vermejo lodge had issued In vitations' to a large number -of other lodges to attend the ceremony of the institution, and over sixty-six Ma sons ' responded. There were repre sentatives from lodges at Las Vegas, Trinidad, Raton, Tucumcari and Cim arron. C. D. Boucher, of Las Vegas, district deputy grand master, pre sided at the institution. After the ceremony an elegant banquet to the visiting Masons and their friends was given in the opera house, the stage of which was dec orated for the purpose. . For this o o o o O Ci o o o o o o' c en tp í 00 O themselves of the opportunity, re port an extremely good time. The ladies reverted to their old custom of serving their usual dainty lunch. C. M. A. DANCE. The Star Lodge of the C. M. A. entertained their friends with a danc ing party at their halls in the old mill last week. This popular or ganization has fitted up the dancing hall in a very artistic manner and use it also as a lodge room, -where their meetings are held and the rites of thair mystic order are performed. Those , lucky ' enough ' to receive an invitation to the social affairs of this lodge always enjoy themselves greatly nd the last dancing party was by m means an exception to the rsrte- WILLiñKE CEiET BLOCKS Cimarron Men Form Company To Will Put Up Complete Plant. A number of Cimarron men have recently formed a company for .the manufacture of Cement blocks, ce ment bricks, cement sills,, columns, cap stones, etc. While the names of the organizers of the company are as yet ot to be made public, the Citizen assures you that .they are all men of merit and inexperience in this line, and that we will , have a complete plant in operation within a short time. The manufacture of ce ment blocks has taken a great hold on the . country and many beautiful and durable . buddings have been built .with cement blocks, because of their cheapness,, strength and dura bility, and the fact that a cement block building is fire proof, thus re ducing the insurance rate. The new company will install a plant and machines capable of mak ing cement bricks, pillars, columns, siils, posts, and blocks hollow and solid of every description. When completed it will be one of the best equipped plants, which modern ma banquet 132 covers were laid, and every place was taken. Amono- thr speakers of the evening were, Mes- sers. Boucher, Sporleder and Ward of Las Vegas, Goldcnberg of Tu cumcari, Colgrove of Cimarron, Hughes of Trinidad and Srevi.no f Raton. The Hon. lereminh T .n li w of Raton was the principal speaker of the evening, and his address was a masterpiece. The Cimarronees rennrr rl, k.a. kind of a time and say that Daw son, and especially the Dawson Ma sons, know how to entertain. BOOM TAKES FRESH START CONSTRUCTION WORK IN CIMARRON TAKES. NEW HOLD: - LARGE NUMBER OF BUILDINGS GOING UP. . REPAIRS BEING MADE. One of the hopeful signs of pros-, pcrity returning, ,is the renewed ac tivity in construction work here in Cimarron. A large number of resi dences are are now in eourse of building, and a number more will soon be started. In fact there is every indication that the number of buildings to be erected here this spring and summer will exceed that of any one previous period. Robert Ogilvie is now building himself an exceedingly neat little cottage, as is also M. N. Winters and Chas. Durbin. O. F. Matkin has an elegant bungalow of six rooms and a bath well toward com pletion. The style of this beautiful bunga'ow is most pleasing, its low wide verandas with their cobble stone pillars, give a most homelike and comfortable appearance to the whole structure. Geo. E. Ramey is building a residence, and Dr. Bass rs beginning the erection of a fine eleven' room home, which .will be a great credit to Cimarron. In addition to the residences now under work, there are a number of business structures to be erected within the near future, and chief among these ' is that which Fred tírooks is planning to erect for the Cimarron Mercantile Co. The Crocker Mercantile Co is, remodeling the building recently purchased by them . from the Cimarron Construc tion Co., and Mr. Bukovc, a former Raton restaurant man, is now en gaged in remodeling what has been known as the Hunter Rooming House. Taking it all in all, the prospects for a sm.-fl sized boom in the building line this spring and summer are very bright. Mrs. Woods of Dawson was a vis itor at Cimarron last week as the guest of Mr. -and Mrs. Ira Duckworth. chinery can make, and no doubt tlie new company will meet With the success it deserves. TRANSACTS BUSINESS IN RATON. Wm. Logan made a trip to Raton' last week in the on businness con nected with his chicken' business. Mr. Logan has leased a tract of land west of Cimarron from H. H. Chandler, and has already worked up quite a dairy business and states that he is going into the chick en business on a somewhat ' ex tensive scale this spring. It is his' intention to raise chickens for the market and supply the very ready demand for fresh eggs here in Cim arron. ' . Mr. Van Duzcn of ' the Raton Electrical Supply Co. has finished the working of wiring the residence of Geo. E. Rcmley for etectricic lights, and has returned to Raton. , TFAMS AfiAIN. CROSS BATS FIERCELY CONTESTED GAME ENDS IN SCORE OF SIX TO SEVEN. FINE EXHIBITION OF FAST BALL PLAYING. Nearly all winter, Cimarron has becn treated to a good game of ball between local pick-up teams each Sunday afternoon, and the last Sun day in February was no exception to the rule. Although the weather was a little chilly for entire com fort, still the grand stand was fairly well filled by the baseball enthus iasts who braved the wind to see a good game. And they were not disappointed. Captain Brooke head ed his dauntless crew in a very spec tacular game of hard hitting, swift r-lay ing, ' errorless performances, un til way into the eighth inning. Then the opposition aggregation bunched a few good hits, and after an expen sive error or so by Captain Brooke's team, less dauntless by this time, the game ended with a score of six to seven in favor of Fisher's flunkies. Captain Fisher made a most laud able effort to drive the ball clear into Ihe next county, and! went home dis gusted because he was only allowed lo run around .the bases but once. Local and Personal Mr. Frederic Whitney was a busi ness visitor in Raton last week. . Little Luciclc Belton has been ill with the measeis for a few days, but is now doing nicely. "Mr. Arthur Hamilton and Burton Williams, rode over to Wagon Motind last week. Mr. Hamilton had a position as tutor ' offered him, which he wished to look into, and Mr. Williams made the trip partly on business and partly for pleasure. , A number of Cimarron people have undertaken the giving of a home talent minstrel show in the near future, and a meeting will be held in Matkin Hall this evening to organize. MRS. BREVOORT TO MAKE HER HOME WITH RPnTHt?P Mrs Brevoort. of Springfield. Mo.. has arrived in Cimarron with her lit tle girl, expecting to make her future home here with her brothers. Messr. T. A. and Wm. Brooke. T. A. Brook recently purchased Jrorn Mrs. O'Sullivan her residence on Ninth street, and hat refitted it. makinsr a cozy little home, which will in the future be presided over by Mrs. Bre- VOO't.