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. . THE
Cimarron Citizen
GEO. E. REMLEY, Editor
I A Weekly Paper, published each
The Citizen has made an offer
stating that it will furnish, free of
charge, to all persons promising to
send out papers throughout the coun
try, all the extra copies of its current
issue they may. want, as long as the
supply holds out. The' Citizen ex
pected to be broken up in the busi
ness because of this proposition, but
so far the calls for extras have been
f Wednesday, in the interests of 1
f Cimarron, the Cimarron Valley,
jj Colfax County, and the Terri-
I tory of New Mexico.
J Price, $2.00 per year.
When We Tell You That We Are Prepared
to Furnish all Hinds of
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The Cimarron News-Press is figu
ratively gnashing its teeth and tear
ing its hair in a most nerve-racking
manner, and all because it wants to
save the friends of the Citizen dis
tasteful annoyance. The Citizen pub
lished a story some time ago stating
that Baron von Zuylcn had fallen
heir to an immense fortune, and it
is li'is article that the avo.veliy
truth loving Nevs-l'rcss has taken
exception to. The Citizen took ro
notice of the first outbreak of the
News-Press, but lest the fits become
chronic, it will say that it published
nothing in the story that did not
eminate directly from Baron von
Zuylcn himself. Itdid make the mis
take in thinking that Baron von
Zuylen was on his way to Holland at
once. He has returned to Cimarron
but says that 'his trip is not given
over, and that he still intends to go
to Holland in the near future. While
in Cimarron last week, a representa
tive of the Citizen saw Baron von
Zuylen, and a.-.ked him about the pur
ported denial of the Citizen story
which came out in the News-Press.
The Baron has said to several Cim
arron citizens that he has not denied
that a large sum of money is coming
to him, and he stated to the Citizen
that an immense sum was coming to
him very shortly. ' nd this second
statement was made after the two at
tacks on the Citizen were published
in the News-Press.
If the News-Press, a paper printed
in Raton and circulated throughout
PART of Cimarron, has any further
fault to find, the Citizen trusts that
it will not be backward in making its
desires known.
The Tucumcari Sun prints Mr. Wil
liam J. Bryan's idea of what goes to
make up a perfect town, and so pat
is the idea, that the Citizen wishes
that every one in Cimarron would
live tip to it. It would be at least, a
great help to individuals as well as
to the community at large. Mr. Bry
an says:
"A perfect town is that in which
you see the farmer patronizing the
home merchants, the laborers spend
ing the money they earn with their
own tradesmen, and all animated by
a spirit that will not purchase articles
abroad if they can be bought at home.
The spirit of reciprocity between bus
iness man and the mechanic, trades
man and laborer, farmer and manu
facturer, results every time in making
a perfect one to do business in. Per
fection should always be desired,
whe-c its f inmenl is barely possi
ble, we presume; but a perfect town
must be dominated a great rarity un
til we reach a ubre advanced stage K"1 t"at
toward the millennium."
Since the posting of notices around
Cimarron that all stock of every de
scription must be kept up, the Citizen
has heard numerous complaints by
ihi sc who have been accustomed to
alli.w ll'.eir rattle and burros to run
at large, regardless of the rights of
The Legislature, in passing the
laws relative to stock and fences, rec
.'.gnized that there would be instances
where it woubt be unjust to make
stockman or owner of stock to
keep his stock up and feed it, be
cause in many cases, there would be
othin-r to feed the animals unless
ihey were allowed to run at large.
But. on the other hand, it also recog
nized that others than the owners of
stock also had rights that must be
protected. In order to be as just
with both classes as possible, it
made the stock owners keep thei
sck in hand during the months of
March to October inclusive, and the
owners of cultivated lands were, by
the laws passed, required to fence
their lands. It further provided that
pastures of sown grasses were to be
considered as cultivated fields. With
out the proper fence as required by
law, the land owners could not get
Utnages for the destruction done by
stock during the months it was allow
ed to tan at large. During 'the
months in which stock it to be kept
up, kind owners can get damages
ior all harm done any land, whether
it be fenced or not, and in addition,
the owner of the stock is liable to a
imc of Í5.00 for each offence.
It seems to the Citizen, that stock
as well as land owners are both pro
tected, and justly protected by these
laws. Then why should there be
hard feelings and back-biting because
the owners of the land wish to have
their innings?
A large number of Cimarron prop
erty owners have signified their in
tention to plant out a large number
of tre es this spring, but they can not
do so when burros and cattle are al
lowed to run through our streets
without hindrance. There is only
one method of protecting the trees.
l'liat is to keep tip the stock.
The stock owners say, "Ves, but
let the land owners fence their lots
and then the cattle can't get at the
trees."' It is true that, until we have
incorporated, this will have to be done
because after October the stock can
be again turned lose. But that is not
again turned lose. But that is not
the point. Why should a property
owner be forced to expend money,
and in some cases the expense is
great, in order that the stock owners
can keep stock and derive benefits
therefrom, without expense to him
self. There arc two ways of looking
at this 'matter, ' Then there is this
reason in favor of the enforcing of
the law to the letter. A large number
of property owners wish to improve
the parking between their lot lines
and the curb line of the streets, by
sewing grass and planting trees. This
they can not do without going to a
great expense of fencing, not only
their lots, but the parking around
their lots as well. They can not join
their lot fence and their parking
fence and make one fence of them,
because they would then be fencing
in the public highway, and so they
are in effect forced to pay for the
keep of some one else's stock, for
which they derive no benefit.
The Citizen recognizes that in
some cases, a hardship has been work
ed by the enforcement of the law, and
:t is sorry that such should be the
case, but it sees no way out of" the
difficulty. The writer was told that
the public should provide a place to
pasture the stock of such owners as
arc unable to buy the high priced
feed. But with a little consideration
even the person who suggested such
an idea .would discard it as being too
much on the public charity plan. If
a man has reached the stage where
he has to apply to the public for
charity, he should do so through the
proper channels, because we already
have law and ways and means for
just such a contingency.
However, the Citizen would sug-
if some land owner near
Cimarron were to set aside a small
portion for the purpose of pasturing
cows, etc., lie might make a neat lit
tle sum for himself and at the same
lime his act would be beneficial to
the people of Cimarron.
S nir time ago a number of Cim
:iri 011 men got together and attempt-
Cimarron to Have. Far
mers Institute April
13-Experts Are to
Mr. George H. Webster, the chair
man of the Colfax County Commit
tee on Arrangements for exhibits at
the Albuquerque Irrigation Congress,
has arranged for a big Farmers' In
stitute to be held at Cimarron on the
13th of April at 7:00 o'clock p. m.
Mr. Webster states that through the
courtsy of the management of the
Territorial Agricultural College at
Mcssilla Park, three Parmer's Insti
tutes wW be held in Colfax county
during April One at Springer on
April 10th, one at Johnson Mesa on
April 1 ith, and one at Cimarron on
April 13th. At ' the meeting to be
held at Cimarron, plain practical
talks on all things pertaining to ag
riculture will be given by specialists,
professors from the college, each
speaking on that subject which he has
made an especial study of. Among
hose who will attend, 1'iof. Luther
Pcnttfr, the Picsiriei-t of the colleg
'vil! probablv be the m;n attraction
I'p.J. Lindsley, i-no o' lie foremo t
experts on soil, will talk on soil and
its preparation.
Prof. Vernon will speak on anima'
husbandry and crop culture,
Trof. I'reeman will lectu-e on irri
gation, tnd this lecture will be full
of practical suggestions.
Prof. Ga'cia will deliver an address
in Spanish for the benefit of those
not understanding the English lang
This meeting is in tended to help
the new and the older farmers and
stockmen, by imparting up-to-date
information, and it should be attend
ed by every one, since there is no
one who can not learn somthing of
practical benefit from the experts.
Cimarron is to be congratulated in
securing such a list of noted speak
ers, and since these gentlenncn come
at their own expense and freely give
Colfax county a week of their valu
able time, Cimarron should show its
appreciation by a large and enthus
iastic meeting. It is owing to the ef
forts of such progressive men as
Mr. Webster that Cimarron is as well
known as it is. So let us show him
our appreciation of what he has made
Such as Store Fronts, Office Fixture F.xterio and Interior Finish for all
kinds of building, .we don't -pause and grunt as if to impress you that we
doubted our ability to fill your orde for any material in the building line.
Did it ever occur to you that the Oil MARRON LUMBER CO. has the
best retail lumber plant in the Southwest, and our prices are in a line with
other large lumber dealers.
While Cimarron is fortunately locat d in the healthiest part of the world,
we are not here for our health. Dont mistake us. Give us a chance at
your business. Keep shy of any concern that advertises to give you some
thing for nothing. Our motto is "The Golden Rule."
Cj and Let Us Know Your Wants .
Címan-on, New Mexico
ed to form a "Booster's Club." The
idea was all right, and all were cn-
ehusiastic. A meeting was held, and
committees were chosen to get out
by-laws and make up a constitution.
But these committees have never
made a report, nor has anything fur
ther been done to further perfect the
organization, which Cimarron needs
tow more than ever. The writer
was on one of these committees, and
will take his share of the blame with
out a murmur, but he wishes to make
t known that he is ready and wili
ng to reform.
The Citizen would suggest that
the committees get the ''Cimarron
Btostcrs Club" or the "Cimhrron
Commercial Club" or whatever it
may be called, in working order at
irct hu-y it we are to make Cimarron fcs wjfe
start real live active growth this year. Frease.
club of this sort will be of great
benefit to Cimarron, and the Citizen
will heartily second any plan or help George England is now engaged in
in any iwork that the club, when form- the occupation of dispensing refresh
ed, see fit to take op. menu at the Legal Tender.
Mr. Frederic Whitney, of the Cim
arron Townsitc Co., has informed
the Citizen that hereafter all trees
planted outside of the property lines
must be planted thirteen and one-
half feet from thq property hue. This
ruling is made because the streets
are not all the same width, and trees
planted anv other way would look
very peculiar and irregular. With
the observance of this distance, it will
all be uniform, and Cimarron streets
will present a fine appearance.
Mr. Whitney further stated that no
one would be allowed to build a fence
in the streets, so as to interfere with
the passage of pedestrians along
where the sidewalks should be plac
ed. Those planting trees can, how
ever, fence up enough of the parking
to protect thorn from stock.
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Exclusive Agency for Chase &
Sanborn's Famous Teas and Cof
fees. Suits Made to Order, Fit
Guaranteed. :: :: ::
"Cotirteotis Treatment" "Prompt Delivery'
Mr. W. I.. Farrell, of Raton, the
acting superintendent of the Rocky
Mountain road, was in Cimarron last
Sunday evening and Monday miorn-
Now is the time that we must'n(fi jr. farrell was accompanied by
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Limy Calls Attended To.
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Bard by Week or Month
Special Rates given Laboring Men
Wcr Cater to Ladies and Gentlemen
Only Chasa & Seism's Famous Coifes Used
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