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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8. 1098.
THE CIMARRON CITIZEN, CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO PAGE FIVE L-a ciJ ceio cevio ceio e?10 cBl csMO eei-J 10 a aj , . ti. .i.. rvia jj COLÉ AX CO UN ton yua ; : 1,11 1 ' ÍM Is the Richest Single County in point of Natural Resources in the United States t t f at ' m a fiSy Compare the following Statistics (taken from Government, Territorial and private Geographical and Hydrographlcal surveys and reports), with those boasted of by other counties: iv 1000 Square Miles oí Coal. 1000 Square Miles of Timber. 1,500,000 Acres ol Grazing Lands i,uui,uuu acres 01 .f arming Jüands With two feet of Available Flood Waters for each and every acre. 100,000 Acres of Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead and Iron Bearing Mineral Lands. H CIMARRON V A INCLUDES THE BEST PORTION OF COLFAX COUNTY írJSWWMS&SBSa&S IS IN THE tXACT GEOGRAPHICAL CENTER OF THE CIMARRON VALLEY, where the beautiful Cimarron Canon opens out on to the prairie, and Is the most Ideal location in the Valley. The Coke, Coal, Ore and Timber all come down hill to Cimarron, where the Railroad from the mineral districts, the coal camps and the timber districts center. Below and adjoinining lie the choicest farming lands in the greatest southwest. f7 V My 1 C v say .' "T SO FAR AS I ' CIMARE III 7 TOWN LOTS, 25x140 FEET, RANGE IN PRICE FROM $25.00 TO $250.00. CAN BE ASCERTAINED, CIMARRON IS THE ONLY TOWN IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAS NOT FELT THE EFFECTS OF THE PANIC. RON OWNS CIMARRON, NW MEXICO. cr cm oj eT nr THE CITIZEN Poblishcd Every Wednesday by GEO. E. REMLEY. Coca! and Personal Jos. Stewart returned to Cimarron last Sunday evening. J. A. Brink was a business visitor in Cimarron, Saturday. Messrs. Sloan and '"Hank" Spring er of the C. S. ranch, drove into Cim arron last Saturday. Mrs. Margaret Betty, of Kannsas City, is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Records. Riley Littrell and Alex Livingston are now building neat little cottages on their lots in new town. E. J. Bclton spent Saturday and Sunday in Cimarron, getting ready to move his family to Joliet, 111. J. O. Rogers went to Raton one morning last week, making the trip with Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Remsberg in their automobile as their guest. Reuben Letton, one of the old resi dents of Cimarron, has returned after spending some months at Ute Park, where he was engaged in the business :f hauling logs. Beginning with April first, the three big stores of Cimarron, the Maxwell Mercantile, the Crocker Mercantile and the Cimarron Mer cantile, will close the business of the day at 6:30. Mr. James Hunt, the superintend ent of the Maxwell Land Grant Co., spent one day last week in Cimarron on business and pleasure. Mr. Hunt is an old time Cimarron boy, and his many friends were exceedingly glad to sec him again. Dan McGce, who has been in Cim arron for some time past, but recent ly skipped out without paying" his board bill, was arrested in Trinidad at the instance of J. T. Fulton. It is believed that McGee will settle the case by paying the $40 due. Mr. E. II. Fisher arrived in Cim arron Saturday night after spending a few days in Raton on business. Mr. H. Bryant, of Maxwell City, spent Monday in Cimarron on busi ness, coming in Sunday evening. Mr. Hugo Scabcrg, of Raton, was in Cimarron last Saturday and Sun day, being called here by business. Z. Helfrick, C. M. Thompson and H . M. Brown of Trinidad, were busi ness visitors at Cimarron last week. Don Frease, of the general freight agent's department of the Rocky Mountain road, was in Cimarron last Monday. The first lot sold in the new town of Colfax, was at once resold by its owner, Mr. James Dancer, to C. A. Cox, for $200. A dance was held at the halls of the Star Lodge of the C. M. A., one even ing iast week, and all present report a most enjoyable time. H. K. Grubbs, the proprietor of the Lesal Tender, has returned from Tu cumcari, where he lias been for about a fortnight on business. W. IS. Williams, the manager of the Cimarron Lumber company s yards' at Colfax, spent Sunday in Cimarron. Mr. Williams states that the company is getting its buildings ftartcd very nicely and that the yards will be in full working order very shortly. TELLS OF CHURCH WORK To the People of Cimarron and Vi cinity: Dear Friends We take this meth od of telling what we are doing and what we hope to do in our church work. There has been an increase of about twenty in our Sunday School have now a membership of about six ty; we want seventy-five. Will we get it? Bro. Neff, our Superintend ent is working faithfully to make this Sunday School equal to the best. Will not all give him your support by coming every Sunday and prompt ly on time and trying to bring some one with you? There are none iwho are too old to learn in the school. Let's make a rule to attend. Our Epworth League is gaining ground. Several have united with us since wr rame. We want to make this service what it is intended to be interesting, helpful and spiritual. Our Woman's Home Mission Society is doing some good work, but with encouragement and help we could do more. Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday in each month." We would like to see every lady in Cim arron and vicinity a member and we extend to you a cordial invitation to be present at our meetings. In our church work we are climb ing. We have received five members into the church since conference. We would like for every Methodist who lives in and around Cimarron to give us their church letter. It is better to have your membership at your place of residence. The church needs your help and you need the benefit to be derived from the church. Let us build up the work at this place. We can do it if we will put away all fault-finding and contention and unite to do this one thing. In another month we will hold the yearly Dis trict Conference of this district when pastors and delegates will make re ports concerning the work on every charge. The pastor wants to make a good report at this meeting. Do you want this done? We will do all .we can, will you help? Fraternally, J. ALFRED MORGAN, Tastor. The regular services of the Meth odist Episcopal church were held last Sunday. The Sunday school ser vices were well attended, over fifty beinar present, and the morning scr- When in Cimarron stop at the THE BEST HOTEL ON THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTE Rates $3,00 Per Day MRS. D. M. SAVAGE, Manager lily : Painter and Paperhanger : : e t Painting a Specialty: Shop Located la Back J of Wilson's Blacksmith Shop . J vices 'were very gratifying to the, members. The subject of the ad dress in the morning was "A Maid in Naaiman's House," while that of the evening services was "Seek Ye the Lord." START SURVEY North End of Great Scenic Road Begun. To Pass Through Cimarron News comes that the State of Col orado has begun the survey of the great State road that will pass from the New Mexican line, through the State of Colorado to the Wyoming line. The contract for the survey of the portion of this great State road in Colorado, between Trinidad and the New Meixco line, has been let to O. M. Danford, a civil engineer of Trin idad, and the survey will be com pleted in about ten days. This is a part of a great system of State highways constructed through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and other states, by convict labor. The movement was started by the Legislature of New Meixco, which passed a bill in 1905 providing or the construction of a public high way to be called "El Camino Real," which will pass through Cimarron, and follow, as near as practicable, the route of the famous "Santa I-'c Trail." The plan is to have this road constructed entirely by convict labor, and ultimately to have branches of the road extended into every county in New Mexico. The promoters of this idea, one of victs, which docs not interfere with R. E. Twitchcll, of Las Vegas, and among whom are many prominent citizens of Colfax county, planned this great enterprise with the object of perpetuating the "Santa Fe Trail;" furnishing out-door exercise and camp life to the convicts, and provid ing such a comprehensive and lasting system r.f public highways through out New Mexico, as could not be ecured in any other way. This mc'thod of employing con- hire, or keep them at iwork manu facturing brooms or other articles for sale in competition with free labor, will not long stand in the way of more humane and enlightened em ployment for these unfortunates, now that the voters and legislatures have taken a hand in the matter. The Colorado Legislature took up the idea and passed a bill authorizing the construction of the road, also by convict labor, from the northern end of the New Mexico road, at the State line, through Colorado. And no doubt the adjoining states will adopt the sanif plan, so that this great sys tem of highways will ultimately be extended throughout all the states west of the Missouri river, and in time, possibly throughout all the states of the Union. A part of the plan is to induce th United States Government to use the road constructed along the Santa Fe Trail, for practice marching and ma neuvers of the infantry and cavalry of the United States army. This road will also be used by automobile tourists, and will be of great benefit and importance to Cimarron, and ttie other towns along its route. That portion of the road between victs, ,whcih does not interfere with Santa Fe and Las Vegas, passing or compete with laborers in eommer- through the National Forest Reserve cial enterprises, and which is in every on the Pecos river, is now almost (way beneficial to the convicts them- completed, and the bill passed by 1he Selves, was adopted in the earlier ccn- Legislature provides that the next turies of civilization by the most en- portion to be constructed, will be lightened nations. The modern spir- that part from the New Mexico line At of commercialism which would let south through Raton, Colfax ntf 'the convicts out to contractors for Cimarron to Las Vegaa.