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? f i t ' m G IT I 'i i,. ,.-!-- I - . , . ., i mm in ... .1 . i ! in i i i .Mi,,,,...,,...,! ..., ., . in, -in i .i.ii in i . i, '-" ' ' The Cimarron Valley Has the Land, Climate and itcf' Wanted One Thousand Farmers FIRST YEAR - CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, MARCH II, 1908 - NUMBER TWO . OPEtl -HO CITY OF GOLFftX I .... ,-- ; . Corporation Organized and Plats Out Vermeio.2,000 Lots fó íafcf í i 100 Forty-Acrcí Tracts of ;3 r Lands on One of; the largest enterprises thV has been undertaken in Colfax coun ty for some time, has been developed wunin tne past monin oy wnai is known as the New Mexico Land Sales Co., which is now in the pro cess of being incorporated. , -This company !has gained control of. a large trat of land in . and about Vermejo, about sixteen miles east of Cimarron', on the Si. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific railroad, and 'has already surveyed and staked out two thousand town lots at Vermejo Junc tion.. The new . town, which by the way is the only town in the county, other than Raton, .reached by. two -railroads, will be known as "Colfax." ü'he lots, qs laid out, are the same size as those in Cimarron, namely, 25 by 140 feet and the streets are of .he same width, being 60 feet from curb to ; curb. All of these lots, ;,ooo in number, will be placed on the l.iarket at the price of forty dollars and an enormous advertising scheme r.as been inaugurated. One hundred thousand circular letters are now oeing prepared, giving a description of the advantages to be gained by utiying lots in Colfax, and living ,,in vJolfax county, New ,. Mexico, and these letters will be sent broadcast throughout the United States and Canada. The fact that the new town is situated on hnth thp Kt Paso & Sounthcrn and on the St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific .roads; that it is surrounded by a great, tract of the richest 'land in the southwest would seem to, make it a certainty that Colfax will be one of the best towns of Colfax county within a very short time. In fact with the con stant influx of farmers from the mid dle ftates, who are continually pur chasing farm lands, the new town is bound to grow. New Town Will Make Good. That there is every reason to be- WILL HAVE DANCE HALL CIMARRON WILL HAVE NEW DANCE HALL ÁND SKATINK RINK ' WITHIN A SHORT TIME. , Martin S. Bigsbee has leased from Grubbes& Fulton the three lots on the corner of Lincoln avenue and nth street, and will begin the construc tion of a dance hall and skating rink thereon withn a very short time. The plans, for the new hall are already drawn up and are in the hands oi the contractor awaiting for an es timate. The plans call for an esti mate. The plans call for a building 50x60 feet, to be constructed of eor rigated iron, lathed and plastered in side. At one end of the hall a stage will be built, which will be of ample size to i-ccommodate quite a troupe for any sort of entertainments, it is thought that this hall will make a very good place to hold public meetings'" of every' sort! and the acoustic properties are being well looked into. .-, j '.'. ' '- MELVIN, EDWARDS v ' ' IS HEAD FROM ItlCIVlll I.MT.OIM.P, f -' V. ...... ron last, wey $vithout telling his parents wnere ne was gomg,; nas Deen heard from; A leUer Va. received from the young toy stating that he was in Dawson,, and it is likely that he' has obtained work in our sister city. " 1 ' 1 "''A ' AGED RESIDENT DIES Trinidad, , Colorado, March 10. I Mrs. Josefita Davis. vife of Cosme Davis, died Sunday, nigljt at the fam ily home at! ApHhaa.' 'Funeral, servi ces will t Jield to day t ApisUpa. the Market ; lieve that this will be true is evi- denced by ..the ,way .Colfax - county land is being snapped' tnj "Oil" evefy hand. To ' meet this demand, ihe New Mexico, Land' Sales Co. has de cided to put one hundred forty acre tracts of land in and about the new town of, Colfax on; sale at once.,. No one . will. 'be restricted, to, one fórty or two forties, but it is thought, that by,, giving he land the legal subdi visions which 1 the government itisc, the sale of lands will be greatly fa cilitated, and .the small farmer wilj also be given a chance to get in on the ground floor with the big man. As soon as the first' hundred forty acre tracts are sold another hundred will be placed on the market, then another hundred and still another, until a tract of over forty thousand acres will eventually be disposed of. The Citizen has not been inform ed as to what price the land will be held at, ' but is certain that it will be placed on the market at a very reasonable figure, which will very in the same ratio as the quality and location of the land changes. Big Thing for Cimarron. The opening up of Colfax and the placing of this land on the market will be a great thing for Cimarron, because we are in the center of what will one day be a new county, and the county seat will be here at Cim arron. Colfax is less than seventeen miles from us and much of the land that is to be placed, oti the, market is as near us as it is to Colfax. Ve will naturally draw trade to a great extent from the farmers around Col fax, and because of our greater na tural resources, we will always be able to furnish Colfax with materi als and goods of all sorts. Every thing that helps Colfax and Colfax county is bound to come to the aid of Cimarron also.- Bring .on some more new towns. BASEBALL LEAGUE ON DAWSON AND CIMARRON MAKE ALLIANCE. BASE BALL LEAGUE FORMED FIRST GAME APRIL 5. Two- weeks ago last Sunday'base ball delegates from Cimarron, Daw son, .. Raton, Koehler and VanHou ten met at Dawson for the purpose of forming a baseball league for the coming season. Rules governing the league were framed, and the metting was adjourned to last Saturday, when it was called at Cimarron. In the mean time all of the mem bers of the league with the excep tion of Cimarron and Dawson with drew.. But the meeting was held as per schedule, and it was decided that the two teams should go ahead and form an alliance . between the two cities, operating under the rules framed in the convention. Geo. Mur dock of Dawson represented' that city. It was decided that the two cities would extend a cordial invita tion to any of the teams that were to ahve been 'represented in the league,; to joinl- under . the existing rules at-any time they tjnight see "fit tO do SO. ' ) ,v The rules 'provide that no one. is eligible to either teifm,' uptil Jie . has been a resident and on' the payroll of any one etfhev cities ' represented for. a period of thirty' days prior to the first game, which will be held at Dawson, Sunday, April 5th. Nortean any man play in any subsequent game unless he has been on the pay roll for, a period of sixty day prior to his first game. This will make it impossible for any one team to hir professional ball players, unless they do so with great expense, but at the same, time all ows the cities' In the leagijic to borrw own from mjr other POSTOFFICE 1HIEVE8 YOUNG BOYS . TAKE MONEY ; FROM . CASH DRAWER OF DAWSON POST, OFFICE. FOUR IMPLICATED. "' For some little timé there has been a series of small thefts of cash from the money drawer, at Dawson. All efforts to apprehetid the thieves had failed, and 'the- mystery ' grew deeper. Inspector Haines, at last concealed himself in the office ' at noontime,, and f aught a young boy in this act of opening up one of ths mail .boxes, reaching through and ab stracting money from the drawer be low. When charged with the theft, the laóV who was only about fourteen years old, confessed and Implicated three other boys in the serious crime. Because qf;he extreme youth of the prisoners, it is thought that great leniencv will be shown. EVANGELIST QUITS; NICKEL THEATERS KILL HIS MISSION Wabosh, Ind., March 10. Evangel ist J. N. Reynolds opened a city mis sion in , a big business room down town two months ago. Today he closed it saying, "I cannot compete with 5 cent theaters which draw the very men I hoped to aid by my city mission, which was to be open day and night." WIMS BUYS Norman Wilkins Buys Out J. 8. Wilson. Transfer Made Satiirday.-Will Run Blacksmith Business Another of the big real estaro transfers that Cimarron has witnessed within the past mouth look place last Saturday when the J. S. Wilson blacksmith shop changed hands. Mr. NTorman Wilkins purchased the lots and buildings belongingjo J. S. Wil son, the entire stock, the tools and team. Most cordial relations be tween Cimarron and Dawson have been established, and the watchword in the future is to be "Dawson and Cimarron." ' ' SKIFF OVERTURNS AND THREE WOMEN DROWN Greenville, 'S..C, March to. While boating on the Appalacholee mill pond near Greers today a skiff car rying ten persons capsized and three younw women were, doomed. There were but two men in the party and it was only through their efforts that the other five omen were rescued. TO INSPECT NEW MEXICO SECURITIES , Trinidad, Colorado, March 10. William A. Track and Frederick A. Singleton of New York, representing the Fisk & Robinson company, passed through Trinidad yesterday en route to Raton, N. M., where they are going to inspect the properties of the St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific. Company. ' Fisk & Robinson is one of the large bond underwriting firms of New York and they under wrote some . of the bonds for. the St. Lonis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific company, which is constructing a railroad Across northern New Me1 ico, building coke ovios; opening big coal mines and prospecting, lot1 '..iron i." This ? company . is becoming a formidable rival of, the Cólqrado Fuel and Iron eonrpahy and proposes to lenter the steel business if suffic ient iron ore can be secured. It is also the plan of the Company to ex tend the railroad and ultimately make it' a transcontinental line. .Charles M. Tones. Dresident of the N"ew England National bank, of Bos ton, and Charles H. Newell of Provi dence, R. I., are accompanying the New York parties, tt is understood WILL BUILD YÁPARIfóÉNTS MRS. P. S. KEOGH WILL CON STRUCT A TEN 'APARTMENT FLAT OF FOUR ROOMS,. . STEAM., HEAT. ' V V- " ' : Mrs.'P. S. Keogh of Salt Lak Utah, was; in Cimarron last week and purchased; two lots upon which she will : erect ' a modern flat building. Mrs. iKoegh is a -sister-in-law of W. S. McCormick of Salt Lake, one of the best' known 'bankers in Utah, and the wife pf Salt Lake's best known physicians, th owner of the Keogh Wright Hospital in that city. ' The apartment building ' which ' Mrs. Keogh is panning to erect in Cimar ron will be a two story structure of very jileasing design. It will be heat ed by steam, fitted out with hot and cold baths throughout, and each apartVnent will have a suite of four rooms.,; There will be ten apartments ,in all, making a total of forty rooms in the building. The big structure will practically cover both of lots 15 nnd 16 of Block 44. This will fill a long felt need in Cimarron, and the Citizen wishes tor Mrs. Keogh all the returns her enterprise merits. OFF BROOKLYN BRIDGE. Ne York, March 10. An unknown man committed suicide this morning by leaping from Brooklyn bridge. The body was not recovered. WILSON SHOP all fixtures which were used in the , blacksmith shop, and will continue the business at the old stand in the future. Mr. Wilson will eter into the employ of Mr. Wilkins as fore man of the shop. It has not been made known what th consideration for the rale was, .but it is thought that the price was a good one. EXAMINE INTO CONDITIONS. Messrs. T. A. Schomberg and W. H. Delicker of the Continental Tic &' Lumber Co., spent a few days in Cimarron on business. Mr. Schomberg-took a trip over the line of the C'tnarron & Northwestern and exam ined into the present -stau'tus 'of the company's interests in the timber regions in the Ponil, Dean and Met calf canons, with a view of ascertain ing if possible what could be ,done to better the present conditions, and get the saw mills all running. WILL TEST M'CLELAN'S TITLE Albany, N. Y., March ( 10. The court of appeals this afternoon hand ed down a decision reversing the or der of the appellate division, first department, and sustaining that of Justice Vernon "M. David, who de cided that Attorney General Jackson had filed a sufficient bill of particu lars in connection with his supple mental complaint that illegal votes were cast for George B. McClellan in-the mayoralty campaign in New York City in 1905. ' Under the decision the ballot boxes may bé opened and the ballots examined iii the quo warranto pro ceedings brought to test McClcllan's title to the office of mayor, in the jn tcrest of William R. Hearst. that , they will inspect the properties of the company in '. Northern New Mexico, with the object of taking additional bonds if the outlook comes up to expectation. THE WEATHER. Santa Fe, March 10. Fair tonight and warmer Wednesda.' " ' : ASSASSIN Ml OH TRIAL t Guiseppa Alia, Slayer of Father Leo Faces the Bar of Justice H of j the Jurymen : Favor; Cap- A tal Punishment I rVi.;; Denver, March 10. Late this after noon a jury was secured to try Gui-seppe-Alia, the Italian, who assassi nated Father Leo Hendricks. All of the jurymen are favorable to capital punishment and none are Catholics. Denver, Colo., March 9. Pushed through a sullen, angry crowd, which did not hesitate to show its hate of the assassin, Guiseppe Alia was this morning taken from the county jail to the West Side courtroom, where he was placed on trial for his life, charged with the murder of Father Leo Heinrich on Feb. 23, Whether it is the stoicism of a man who feels that he is doomed to death or the uncomprehending dull ness of a stunted mind, Alia shows no emotion. He paid no attention to the crowd, and as he entered the courtroom seemed "to take Utile in terest in the surroundings. Fully 200 persons were gathered in front of the jail when the great door swung open shortly before 10 o'clock and Alia came out, shackled between two deputies. It was a men acing crowd that the prisoner faced, but there was no demonstration, al though there were frequent exprés sioivs of hate. Should Alia, by any chance, escape the full penalty of his crime it might be a different story were he to return through a similar gathering. Sheriff Nisbet had taken precatv tiorts to avert 'any-possible-trouble. Fifteen of his men in citizens' clothes were scattered about through the people, listening and watching for any signs which would indicate any intended attack on the prisoner. The court room was crowded to the doors when the trial started, al though here, also, precautions had been taken to prevent a demonstra tion of any kind. The greater part of hlne trial will be TO FORM GUN CLUB PLANS BEING MADE fo FORM GUN CLUB CIRCUIT WOULD HOLD SHOOTING: TOURNA MENTS. A plan is 00 foot to form a num ber of gun clubs throughout the towns and cities of Colfax county, and to arrange a regular circuit lor the holding of shooting matches. It is thought that Colfav county has enough shooting entlumasts to make it well worth while to do this. The idea is to form local clubs in the towns in the county, and to have each hold its own competitive shoots, pick out their best members, and then send them as a team to com pete with the teams of the other clubs. These tournaments to be held on a regular schedule and con ducted under regular "Circuit" rules. Then it is planned, to hold a grcit central tournament at given time and let all compete for prizes or med als. Messrs. C. D. Plank and J. A. Rick- er, both representing powder and cartridge houses, have been in Cim arron working on the scheme, and they state that the idea has taken hold in nearly every town they have visiteo, j t ifl mpre rnan; prooanic-that-their nouses will ofter some very handsome trophies for the different shoots. IN SUICIDE PACT. Chicago, March 10. Theodore En- glcbeck, ?o years of age( and his wife, Anna, 75 years' of age, were 'found dead in their room at the home of their' daughter, Mrs. Anna Rostrum, 479 Racine avenue, today. Death had been caused by asphyxiation; by illu - minating gas. The police are of the opinion tha the couple, discouraged by the loss of their; home by fire last Saturday,' made a suicidal' pact. iKtrut i 1 I taken up in the Seclectioh of a jury, and it may be fully three days before he taking of evidence is started.' The defense will object to the "se lection of any members of the Ro man Catholic church as jurors, but it realizes that it will be practically im possible to find twelve men who: have not heard of the crime and al ready formed some sort of opinions' as to the guilt of the prisoner. There are 100 talesmen in the panel, and it is believed that it will be neces sary to call more before a jury sat isfactory to both sides can be se cured. . . NEGRO ASKS DIVORCE, SAYING WIFE IS WHITE Lima, O., March 10. That the wife 's white, and not black, as he alleges she told him she was, and for the further reason that she did r.ot bring him $r,r.x, as he alleges she prom ised whc.v they were married in Lex ington, Ky., five months ago, Henry Edwards sued for divorce today. ? Edwards, a negro, who is a well-to-do storekeeper, alleges also that his wife attacked him with a hatchet. MEXICAN WAR FLAG FOUND Pacific' GrovC, Cal., March lor News has been received from Hono lulu of a notable Californian relic. It is the identical American flag first hoisted- over - Monterey's ' custom house when Mexico's flag was hauled down. : One of General Fremont's soldiers, John Cook, now 84 years old, who has lived sixty years in Honolulu, has guarded this historic flag, to gether with a pistol that belonged to the Pathfinder. ! Th flag has been identified as au thentic by Captain Alexander Mc- Duff. GRAND HOTEL OPEN SOON WILL BE READY FOR BUSIv NESS SHORTLY. , BUILDING ENTILELY REMODELED ANL, RENOVATED. Mr. Martin Bakovc, who recently purchased the old Cimarron Cafe, sometimes called the Hunter Room ing house, has a big force of men going over the entire building, tear ing out partitions, relaying floors, building new fronts, and doing a hun dred and one things necessary to remake' the building into a first class hotel. Mr. Bokovc has already shipped in a car load of new furni ture and now has most of it in place The work of repairing has gone so far, that a large number of the twenty rooms, which the hotel will have, arc now ready for use. The carpenters are busily engapeS in rebuilding a large dining room, and adding to the rear of the build ing an up to date kitchen. The north east corner of the present building is being rebuilt and a bar room will be installed therein. The bar room is olaccd off in one corner of the build- . ing, so that it may be run entirely separate 'and distinct from- the hotel' proper," thus making it much better for ladies, who are guests of the ho tel. While it is not posible to say just when the hotel will be entirely opened- the public, the work is progressing so fast that it is likely it will be opened next week. SCORE OF FIREMEN TTIIPT TN fHICAfin. Chicago, Mar. 10. A score of fire men were injured, three perhaps fa tally, by a fire early today which de stroyed Applo hall, a three-story structure, at 256-363 Blue Island ave nue. The cause of the, fire is op k no wo' The total damage is esti mated at 185,000.