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TO i i 3 a I The Cimarron Valley Has the Land, Climate and Water. Wanted One Thousand Farmers FIRST YEAR y . CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1908 NUMBER FIVE V) i. USINESS PICKS UP RAILROADS ALREADY HAVE CAR STORAGE TO CONTEND WITH. ) A few weeks ago the St. L., R..MJ X I. It. R. Co. 'had all the cars on I hand that they could possibly find ( use for, and more too. Now that the recent flurry in financial lines has abated, the road Las trouble in meet ing the demand for cars, that the in creased bus ncss requires. ; M. G. Pence, the company's agent in Cimarron stated that He has or ders in for more cars than he hopes to obtain at one.'. Tile Continent::! Tie & lumber Co. are using a large umiilfc.-r of them for shipments of luinbc' and ties. The lumber is bill ed to various Colorado points on the C. 5; while big shipments of rail road ties are being sent to Raton for us.- on the old Raton & Eastern, now called the Santa Fc, Liberal & Englewood,, which is now extending into Oklahoma. In addition t the cars being used in the lumber a'id tie shipments, a large number are in demand for ship ping hay out of Cintarron. Cimarron has become quite a center for the hay business, and it is estimated that no less than three hundred cars of Lay h: v none out from here during th pas-, .-rasen. PLAY DAWSON NEXT SUNDAY SWASTIKAS WILL AGAIN CROSS BATS WITH SUPERB TEAM GAME AT DAWSON. .As v.as, announced in our columns some time ago, a baseball league be tween Ih? cities of this county was attempted. Dawson and Cimarron were the only places that had the nerve .'.ml the get-up to them to do anythir.g ' A meeting was held, and delegates expected from the various cities and camps. But Dawson was the only one whose delegate attend ed. But in spite of this, a series of ames between the two cities was arranged for, and next Sunday the first game of this series will be pull ed, off ;.t Dawson. The Cimarrón Swastikas will go to Dawson and again cross bats with the superb team that visited us here last Sunday. Manager Geo. Mux dock s.ates that he will have the learn i'i much better shape next Sun day, and that it will be strengthened by additional players, and that they will give the Swastikas the gamie of their liven. They nearly did it last week, ;.nd there can be no doubt but that the coining game will be an ex hibition of fast, nifty ball playing. Dawson always treats its guests in a most pleasing manner, and the Cimarron boys are looking forward to the visit with great anticipation. REMSBERG WAS . IN CIMARRON C. F. REMSBERG VISITS CIM ARRON IN AUTOMOBILE. Chas. K. Remsbcrg of Raton, ac companied ' by Mrs. Remsberg made the trip from Raton to Cimarron in their big touring car last week, stop ping c it night at the Swastika hotel Mrs. Remsberg visited in the in terests of, business connected with the Crocker Mercantile big store, in which he has a large interest. While here, the matter of remodeling the building in the new town situated on yth and Washington streets was gone into. The cellar ,.of this build ing is now completed, and it will be a matter of a few days until a swarm of carpenters are busily engaged in puttmg in the glass front and making the other changes contemplated. j MAY HANDLE COLFAX LAND W. F. BRABROOK MAY TAKE HOLD OF CIMARRON VAL LEY LANDS. Mr. W. F. Brabrook, of Rockford, 111., was in Cimarron last week ac companied by his wife, looking over fthe lánd 'proposition in the Cimarron Valley. Mr. Brabrook came out into New Mexico at the solicitation of Mr. Richards of the French Land Si Irrigation Co., of Springer. He was so well pleased iwith the land that he saw between here and Springer and Colfax, that he was very anxious to take a large tract for investment and sale, and is now negotiating with the New Mexico Land Sales Co., with a view of. handling some of their fine laud around Colfax. Mr. lírabrook is the general 'man ager of the American Guaranty Co., of Rockford, and is closely connected with large moneyed interests. He is enthusiastic over the . prospects of Cimarron and the Cimarron Valley, and predicts astonishing develop ment within the next coming sum mer. He further states that the mid dle west farmer is turning his 'eyes toward the southwest and especially to Now Mexico, and that the num ber of Illinois farmers thai will in all probability come southwest this summer is immense. WILL GIVE PROGRAM CIMARRON SCHOOLS W-I L L GIVE BIG PROGRAM ALSO HOLD LOCAL EXHIBITION- The teachers of the Cimarron schools .are now planning a big pro gram for the last day of the school year, .which comes May 15th. On that day, -eight pupils of the eighth grade will be ready to graduate, and the event will take on the nature of a commencement program. County Superintendent C. O. Fisher has promised to attend the exercises, and great preparations are being made. There will be some musical numbers, some oratorical numbers, and in ad dition, each graduating pupil will be required 'to' prepare an essay on top ics of general interest. Jn all, the 15th of May promises to be a rather uotable ont. Local Exhibit. Miss Miriam Ellis, city superin tendent of school stated that the pu pils in Cimarron are now busily en gaged in perparing school exhibits which will be sent to Springer, and then to Albuquerque, and she ex pressed herself as being confident that the Cimarron schools would win the $jj.oo prize given for the best modeled ranch,' worked in either clay or paper pulp. Said Miss Ellis, "The Cimarron School exhibit will consist of .clay modeling, map drawing, pa per cutting, wood carving, hand sewing, penmanship and mechanical drawing. I now have the children working on floor plans for different buildings, and as soon as the clay conies, they will start in to make Co. and congratulated the manage be. We art not allowed to tell them anything, under the rules laid down for the winning of the prize, and ev ery thing must come out of the pu pil's head. They are given a board 4x30 inches upon which to make their clay model. One boy already has his ranch planned out. lie will put in all ranch buildings, irrigation ditches, fences, etc., and it is truly interesting to watch the ingenious manner in which some of the pupil are laying out their ranches. 1 pre dict that we will win the $-'5.00 pri?e offered." JAPANESE WILL PAY $10,000,000 ON LOAN Tokio. March o. The official ga zette will announce tomorrow that on April 30, payment will be made of twenty million yen, about ten mil lion dollars, as the first installment of the redemptions of the 100,000,000 yen national loan. This loan matures next December. WILL PROTECT THEIR GUESTS DUCKWORTH AND MARLING HAVE INSTALLED FIRE SYS TEM. Duckworth and Marling, the pro prietors of the popular Oxford Hotel have made a much needed addition to their already well improved prop erty. Heretofore the hotel has been without adequate fire protection, and the guests were sometimes fearsome. In order to both protect the lives of their guests and also the property it self, this enterprising business firm has installed a complete fire system. They have made connections with the city water by means 06 a large fire plug, and with the hundred feet of three inch pipe, which they have purchased, they are now able to throw water any place on their build ings at a moment's notice. So great is I ho water pressure, that a heavy stream ran be thrown mi any feet in the air above the top of the hotel. and no window in the building will withstand the force of the .stream di rected against it. This example of enterprise is one that many more of the business men of the city might do well to emulate. HORSE THIEVES MAKE HAUL Cimarron Visited By Horse Thieves Make Their Escape With Team And Buggy- Officers Notified Not since the old days of Cimar ron, when it was the center of bad men throughout the: Te-ritory, has a more daring and fool hardy theft oc curred than that which took place last I'riday night. Thieves, and it is thought there arc at least two concerned, broke into the barn of G. V. Wilson and at tempted to take a team of fine ani mals he had stabled there. One of the horses, however, was not very gentle and it seems that the best the bandits were able to do with him, without attracting too much atten tion to the noise they must have been making, was to put on the col lar. They were evidently frightened away from the Wilson place, and wishing to get a team that had been used together, they abandoned their efforts and left. But not before tak ing a fine set of double harness with them. It appears that they then went to the barn where L. W. Mann, the sew ing machine man, keeps his valuable animals, and proceeded to take pos session. Evidently fearing that the light spring wagon which Mr. Mann uses for delivering sewing machines, would attrack too much attention, they looked around for another, liut the only thing they could find that suited their rather particular taste, was the light one -horse buggy own ed by Mr. S. N. Brewer. This buggy had shafts in it, and so they went back to the Mann stable and pro ceeded to make a single harness of the double one Mr. Mann owned, hitched one horse up to the single buggy, and started out leading the second horse, loaded down with the double harness they had stolen from Mr. Wilson. It further seems that they were not satisfied with the sin gle rig jhey had taken, and wanted to use both horses, and so they ap propriated a tongue from some light wagon and made their get-away. Officers Notified. It was not until rather late this morning that the theft was noticed, but the officers of the law were at once notified of what had taken place and at once set out in search of the men. Messages were tele phoned to the officers of Dawson, Maxwell City, Raton, Springer, Utc Park, Taos and every other place where the thieves could have made for, and a dcscriptSm of the outfit was given, and so it is not likely that the men can long remain in hiding. When seen by a representative of the Citizen, Mr. S. X. Brewer stated that LOOKING FOR INVESTMENT H. E. BRUBAKER INVESTI GATES BUSINESS CONDI TIONS IN CIMARRON. ' 1 Last week, II.- V. Brubakcr of Brush, Colorado, visited in Cimarron for a number of days, returning to Colorado the last of the week. Mr. Brttbaker is an experienced man in the lumber business, and while here made a thorough examination of the property of the Cimarron Lumber Co. and congratulated the manage ment on the showing they have made in building up such an institution as they now have in Cimarron, stating that a city of this size might well be proud of an institution such as the lumber company. Mr. ürubaker visited Cimarrón with a view of getting into business lure and investing in Cimarron prop erly, but while expressing himself very, much pleased with the outlook for Cimarron, he did not state what business he contemplated starting, uor when be would be back. But lie did state that he had about made up his mind to locate here and would do so if nothing unforseen turned up. he did not close up his pool hall un til late the night before, possibly be tween eleven and half past, and that when lie went home, he saw the car riage in its usual place. This is proof of the fact that the theft took place between eleven and day light. Mr. Mann stated that his team was worth about S-'OO.oo, and that he was greatly worried about the loss. Not. however, so much because of the money invested in the team, but be cause the horses were pets and be cause he had driven them very hard that afternoon. He said that it made him feel badly to think of the treat ment, the horses might receive at the hands of the thieves. About ten o'clock Saturday morn ing, it was reported that tracks had been found leading to Dawson. Of ficer W. M. M inters at once started out to investigate, accompanied by S. N. Brewer, and also "S!nrty" Du elled?, who was armed to the teeth and determined to bring in the guilty men or lose his life in the perform ance of his duty When "Shorty" starts out to do anything of this I kind, it is pretty apt to be done, and it was expected t hut the stealers 01 horses would be back in Cimarron under guard by night fall. But they had too much of a start. Thief is Caught. ' W. II. Duquette arrived in Cimar ron late Sunday afternoon, and re ported that the thief had been caught with the horses and buggy in his pos session at Raton. The officers fol lowed the tracks of the thief( who was a Mexican calling himself Diaz, clear into Raton, and with the assist ance of J. Gail, made the arrest. Diaz tried to throw the officers off his trail time and again by making long detours into the prairie and swinging back on the road again be hind where he left it, but did not suc ceed in throwing the sleuths off at all. He made straight for Colfax, made a detour and then made for Maxwell City, Duquette, who was following closer than the others, saw him r:n ihe plains between Maxwell City and Raton with the aid of powerful glasses. He then stopped at a tele graph station and wired the officers at Raton to be on the lookout. About five miles this side of Raton, he came across one of the horses that had giv en out, and upon arriving at Raton, the officers made the arrest, and the property was ident fied by the own ers. The thief got mixed up in his (Continued on Page j) START WORK ON BUILDING CIMARRON LUMBER COMPA NY BUILDING OFFICE AND YARDS AT COLFAX. The Cimarron Lumber Co., which recently started a lumber yard at tht new town of Colfax, have already shipping in three car loads of lumber to the new town, and now have a force of men at work erecting build ings, sheds, etc., for the active oper ation of the yard. In addition to the sheds, the company is erecting a neat little office building for its business, and a store room, where they will handle paints, hardware, etc. The workmen began the actual construction last Saturday. TEN L iTS HAVE BEEN DISPOSED OF TEN LOTS IN COLFAX DISPOS ED OF HERE IN CIMARRON. It is not every one here in Cimar ron that believes Colfax a stumbling block iii the rapid advancement of Cimarron, and this fact was shown by the sale of ten lots in the new town right here in Cimarron. As one of the purchasers expressed it, "Colfax will be just a feeder for Cim arron." The early settlement of the laud around Colfax will of necessity force the next settlers west to Cim arron, and we will be all the bigger because of Colfax, Those purchasing lots arc as fol lows: A. C. Cox, David Cole, Henry Su-en, J. J. Brick, James Dancer, K. H. Fisher, W. B. Williams, Burton Williams, Frederic Whitney and Geo. i". Remley. VISITS COLFAX IN AUTOMOBILE PARTY OF CIMARRONITES VISIT COLFAX IN AUTOMO BILE. Last Friday afternoon, a party of Cimarron people visited Colfax in the automobile of Mr. C. F. Rems berg; Mr. Frederic Whitney driving the red devil. The party consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Whit ney, J. C. Rogers, E. H. Fisher and Burton Williams, started from Cim arron about ten o'clock and made the trip down and back between that time and four o'clock in the after noon. While in Colfax, the automobile refused to go further, and the party was greatly disappointed. After tinkering around for an hour or so, S. E. l'elphrey, who chanced to be going past, remarked to the driver that posibly the machine would run better if they had some gasoline in it. They all laughed at him and said that the machine was a horseless and gasoline-less affair and ran on noth ing but hot air of the variety he was then directing in their direction. Mr. Pclphrcy shook his head and passed on.. But on examination of the tank it was decided that his advice would be a good thing to follow out. CHARETTE HAS MOVED SALOON J. R. CHARETTE REMOVES HIS SALOON TO BUILDING OC CUPIED BY OLD STORE. Since the big fire here last fall, J. R. Charette has been conducting his saloon in old town opposite the St. James hotel. Hut he has recently re moved it to tile old store formerly occupied by J.R. Charette & Bros.,n a general merchandise store. Afte the fire, which destroyed their saloon J. R. Charette & Bros, sold out their mercantile business to Frank Crock er, but retained title to the property. It is in this building that they have now moved their saloon. CIMARRON IS VICTOR DAWSON BASEBALL AGGRE GATION SUFFERS DEFEAT IN HARD BATTLE MEET AGAIN APRIL 5. The Cimarron Swastikas have started out the baseball season of 1908 with a victory, which while not decisive, was nevertheless a good one if only because the aggregation they ran up against was composed of su perior material. While the game was between Cimarron and Dawson, it iwas more in the nature of a prac tice or try-out game, and was not one of the series that the two cities have agreed upon. But be that as it may, the game was well worth see ing and was fast and snappy from start to finish. Ciniarron has noth ing but praise for the Dawson team, as a team, and for the players in the team They were each any every one game and in the game every mo- ment. There was no kicking of back-talk, and everything went off as it should go. Cimarron went to the bat first, and up to the first half of the sixth, man aged to keep in the lead. But in the' sixth, Dawson got in some fine work and ran the score up so that it stood 1 6 to 5 in favor of Dawson. Cimar , ron then took a brace and in the last of the sixth ran in to scores, mak : ing the score . seven to six, neither ilnnti, ..-i it.lj. o 111. nkl. tr9 tLdiii 11s vi un.i fiuic ,i'i a run, and the 7 to 6 in favor of Cim arron stood to the end of the game. Line-Up. Dawson Herrod, 1st; Parkersvtti, and; Shurphcy, ss; Pisha!!, Decker, ,Ud; Boafield, rf; Cans, cf; Tipton.lf. Swastikas Ruperb, Fisher, 1st; Livingston, 2nd; Coe, Brooke, ss; W. lirookc, 3rd; Rogers, rf; Jackson, cf; Duffy, L. F. Battery Dawson: Smigl o w. catcher: Decker, Pichal!, pitcher. Swastikas: Sullivan, catcher; liarr, pitcher. Ran Special. The management arranged for a specjal train over the Rocky Moun tain road from Colfax to Cimarron, and Dawson, with the usual spirit .1. .... .. .1.1. ..: j.-.iiir,vii in viiii ui.i) mu) 111K v. 1 1 j , (lull ed out in force, about fifty rooters availing themselves of the opportun ity of seeing a good game. The Dawson crowd seemed to enjoy themselves very much and were cer tainly good losers. The only thing that marred the day was the cold , wind that blew fronn the east. It has been suggested that the grand stand be .weather boarded up on sides and back, a glass front built, and a steam heating plant installed for the better comfort " of those occupying the seats. This would be a great scheme, and the sporting editor of the Citizen is very much in favor of it, provided that the usual courtesy extended to the press entitles him lo sit .in one of the radiators. BOX SOCIAL WAS SUCCESSFUL Last Friday .evening, the box so cial at the Methodist church came off with a rush, and a most enjoyable time was spent. ' While the attend ance was not as large as had been hoped for, still the receipts were very satisfactory. The Citizen is inform ed that there iwere more girls and boxes of lti:::-h present than there were men to help cat. What do you think of that? Never again can (lie forlorn youth speak with bated sigh of "Girless Cimarron." And some men even had the pleasure of shar ing their luncheon with two pretty girls. Oh, the waste of golden op portunity. Cimarron young men are urely slow. But those who did at end were all right. Some of the baskets, and the right to entertain those who put them up, reached the price of $1.75. But alt good things come high, so what is the difference. At least the fun was worth many times the expense. f.i.