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U I tí. The Cimarron Valley Has the Land, Climate and Water. Wanted One Thousand Farmers FIRST YEAR Eutered as second-class matter at the postoffice at Cim arron, N. M., under act of Congress, March Ó, lt79.- CIMARRON, ISÍEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1908 NUMBER SEVEN Deep Interest Aroused In Making Park Thing Of Beauty H.K. Grubbs At Head Of Movement Cimarron has awakened to the fact that its park should be made a thing of beauty, something that will be an object of pride, and a comfort to ev ery one. A big movement is now on foot to make the beauty of the park an "is now" rather than a "should be'' affair, and the credit of this move ment is due H. K. Grubbs, who though comparatively a new comer, has already shown himself to be one of Cimarron's most enthusiastic ad mirers and supporters, and one who is more than willling to take work upon himself in order to advance the interests of Cimarron. Mr. Grubbs gave the matter no lit tle thought and finally submitted ft plan for laying out the park to his feilow citizens. This plan contení plates building a neat fence all around the park, and then laying out walks around the four sides. A walk will be run diagonally through the pari: from the southeast corner to the northeast corner, and another from the southeast corner to the northwest corner. In - the" center, where' the walks meet, a minature lake will be laid out, the walks form ing its borders and passing complete ly around it. On the north and high, est side, water connections will be made with the city water system, and small irrigation ditches will follow THIEF IS CAUGHT Man Who Stole Saddle From H. L. Pratt Is Apprehended Deputy Game Warden W. If. Du quette is making a shining record as a thief catcher, and this reputation was augmented by a nifty' little cap ture he made the other day. He re ceived a telephone. message from the Prstt mill in Dean Canon to the ef fect that one of the men who had been working there, had decamped with a saddle belonging to Mr. H. L. Pratt. A short description of the thief was given, and "Shorty" set his eagle eye out on 'duty. About ten o'clock the next morning, he spied a man answering the description, and further in vestigation showed that he had a saddle that looked like it might hclvue, to H. I.. Pratt in the posses sion of the stranger. As soon as "Shorty" made sure, the man was the '.one he was looking for, he said, "Here, I want Pratt's saddle." The stranger looked a little surprised but gave it up without comment or argument. Argument is a pretty hard proposition when "Shorty" en forces his points in the delicate little manner l:c has when he goes man hunting, and so the point at issue was conceded by the jury of one without delay. . Duquette sent Pratt word that he had his saddle and asked if he wanted the man held in order that he might appear against him, but Pratt did not uih to prosecute the offender, and lie was allowed to harden his journey , to Tercio, Colo. This is the second neat capture that Duquette has made within the last fortnight, and at the present rate, offenders will beware of Cimarron when they become aware that we have a game warden here who is a hunter oí man as well. APPOINTS CONSTABLE. Justice of the Peace J- S. Wilson has appointed W. H. Duquette his constable ' for Prencinct , No. 3 in place of M. M. Winters who has the walks into the center. The ground will be thoroghly cultivated and seeded to grass, and in lines radiating from the central lake, shade trees will be planted. Mr. Grubbs has made the offer to tend to the cultivation of the park free of charge, if the rest of the Cimarronites will help bear the expense which is of necessity in cident to the work contemplated. The whole idea and the labor of get ting the movement started belongs to Mr. Grubbs, and from the manner in which he has gone after results, the chances are that before spring is over we will see a great change. Subscription List Out. Xot content with offering to per fornij the labor of making the park a thing of beauty and joy forever, Mr. Grubbs has circulated a subscription list, and a large number of the up-to-date business men of Cimarron are contributing liberally. It as the plan of Mr. Grubbs to have those who owned teams to give their services toward getting the ground ready for grass seeding. He thought that the merchants might give the seed, lab orers dig the holes for the trees, oth ers furnish trees, gravel for the walks, wire and posts for the fences, water for the grass, and when every thing was put in shape, Mr. Grubbs himself has undertaken to see that served in that capacity for some time. Mr. Winters has removed to the Pratt Mills where he has work which will keep him busy for some time to come. BUILD RESIDENCE. Mi J. A. Dancer has decided to a dwelling house and barber erect top columned on ins property nere in Cimarron. The building will be started very shortly, and Mr. Dancer expects to have it completed before t-hc passing of many weeks. WILL START A LAUNDAY Mrs. T. S. Keefer Pur chased Property For Laundry One of the business enterprises which Cimarron has most felt the need of, is about to be started. Mrs. T. S. Keefer and her husband arc now planning to start a laundry in Cimarron. They have purchased lot twenty-six of block forty-six of Mr. Campbell, and will move into the building now on the lot as soon as their machinery comes. Mrs. Keefer is an experienced laun dress and states that she will not in stall much machinery, preferring rather to. do most of the work by hand. U has been her experience that band work on the clothes is the best manner of doing laundry because it is much mure saving on the clothes She states that many people prefer that iriethnd, even at a little higher price, than to h ive their clothes torn to piece? with a machine. For those who wish machine work, the laundry will be thoroughly equipped. A laun dry is somethine that Cimarron has long felt the need of, and the Citizen wishes the new enterprise every suc cess. A new automobile bill offered taxes the machines according to weight. That is all right when the thing runs over you, but while you are still dodg ing you want it taxed according to horse power and speed. the grass and trees are properly tak en care of, in addition to giving gen eral supervision to the work oí lay ing out the park. It would be a nice thing if every one would plant one tree and under take to do something to make the un dertaking a success. Many have al ready signifiicd their willingness to give of labor material or money, and it truly looks as if Cimarron has awakened and decided to work to gether in the future. MILL WILL STARTAGAIN CS.Woods To Run His Lumber Yard At Full Blast . One of the signs that the times are becoming, better again, is seen in the plan of C. S. Wood to run his big mill in Ponil Canon at full blast as soon as he can get men enough to operate it. The Wood mill is situ ated in Ponil Park, and is a big con cern, capable of turning out an im mense amount of lumber each day. When running at full blast, it re quires in the neighborhood of thirty men to take care of the material and do the work required to get the lum per ready for loading. Mr. Wood had planned to start his mill last Monday morning, if he could get enough men to pay doing so, and as soon as sufficient men Urn up: he will be shipping car load after car h ad of lumber to Cimarron for treat ment at the big planning mill of the Continental Tie cV. Lumber Co. Mcelroy back m TRIP MADE EXTENDED TRIP THROUGH OLD MEXICO. SAW BULL FIGHTS. Alex. McFJroy, of the Continental Tie & Lumber company has been en joying his vacation by taking an ex tended trip through Old Mexico., and stopping over on his way back at different points n the territory visit ing friends. While out on the trip, Mr. McKlroy visited the City of Mexico, and he states that it is one of the prettiest cities in he world. It has a largre number of American residents and is very cosmopolitan in every respect. Mr. McKlroy stated that he took in a big bull fight, while at the City ot Mexico. They had imported a cele brated matador from Spain especial ly for the occasion, and twelve horses as well as eight bulls were killed for tile cm rriainmctit ot tno crown 01 over twenty-five thousand there to witness the spectacle. Mr. McF.lroy stated that the Mexicans all com-j plain that nearly every "Gringo" who ! witnesses a bull fight, heartily wishes that the fighters would find the death that they intend to meet out to the noble bull, and that he Ameri canos are therefore a heartless race. The Mexicans cannot understand the American desire for a fair fight with equal chances,- do not welcome "Gringo"' visitors to the fights. They do not understand why an Ameri can does not like to see a poor old blind-folded horse deliberately turn ed side ways and held for the charge of the bull, in order that he may gore the poor creature to death. DANCERS MAKE - VERY MERRY DISAPPOINT ETJ TOU R-I ST S MAKE MERVY IN SPITE OF RAIN. About . twenty-five . Cimarronites had planned to drive to Elizabeth ton last Saturday and attend a dance that was to have been held therc in their hctnor, but Friday night and most of Saturday a big rain fell. It had been planned to dance at Eliza bethtown Saturday evening and re turn to Cimarron Sunday, making the trip one long continuous . round of pleasure. Hut Mother Nature in terfered, and put a stop to the trip. Xot to be outdone by Mother Na ture, or any other old thing, the dis appointed wouid-b'e-tourists decided to give a dance of their own, and so in spile of the bad weather, they made merry at the old Aztec Hall last Saturday evening. The swiftly passing hours were all too short for the dancers, and the enjoyment raced joyously along until the late hour made it necessary to break up the "Blov." 4 KEPT HIS THREAT TO MURDER WIFE Pueblo, April t J. Hastiano Sena tor;, formerly a deputy sheriff in this county, shot and killed his wife at tbeir home, 812 Fast Third street, and in so doiiig carried out threats which he had made several times during the lasr several montns. senators es caped and posses arc searching the surrounding country for him. Sev eral weeks ago Senatorc was arrest ed on a charge of having tried to kill his daughter. Louise, with a hatchet, "tie was bound over to the district court for trial and was released under heavy bonds March tj. After his release from jail Sena tore again began to make trouble at borne, and last night Mrs. Senatore a r.d her two daughters left the house and went to the home of her son, Charles, where she thought they would be safe. Last night Senatore went to his son's house and requested his wife to go to their home with him to get some things. She assented, and in company wilit her son and husband went to her hoiric, where Senatorc's brother, James, and John Cicco, an other relative, were wailing for them. As soon as they entered the house Senatore drew a revolver and said that he was going to kill his son, whom he believed was the cause of all the trouble between himself and his wife. A struggle ensued, hut the men were unable to disarm Senatore and all ran out of the house. The son was followed by Senatore, who was, however, unable to get him. He then turned and pursued his wife, who, with the other two men, had attempt ed to leave the yard by the rear gate. Just as she reached the alley Senatore fired four times, two of the bullets taking effect. I Mrs. Senatore died on the way to St. Mary's hospital. One of the bul lets entered the right shoulder, cmerg ing below the neck in front, and the other entered the left kidney. There were no cyc-witncsses to t lie trag-.tms edy. it is believed that Senatore will try to go down the M. Charles, wee;-e lie lias mends am friends and relatives, ?"d this district will be closely watched. The j man has been drinking heavily for the past few days and is considered a desperate character Incongruous. "Ah!" pensively sighed the Perox ide Stenographer, as we waited for the dinner-bell. "Listen to the weird wind singing it's sad requiem about the angels of the house." "Requiem, nothing," retorted the Liar. "Who ever heard of a requiem in March-time?"- Whereupon the Sweet Young Thing disappeared toward the kitch en and the Printer was silent in the presence of a musical knowledge so vastly superior to his own., PLANS ARE ADOPTED School Board Decides On Plans For New Building The Hoard of School Directors of District 'o. 3. has recently decided upon the plan of the new school building which will be erected in Cimarron this year. At the present time, the assessment rolls show that a tax of $io,ooo may be levied for school purposes, and the district has voted on t lie proposition ot issuing a honds tor tnat sum. in accord with the evident wish of the voters of the district tlie Hoard ot Directors 1iavci ueen spending no little time in fixing' nm. and then went out into the pub upon ida us for the building. It was lic ,(reet and enjoyed himself by the. intention to get a building that . washimr in the ivmrl mid.ll I., f f f would come within t no sum ibovc mentioned, and at the same time get a building large enough and one that would be a credit to the district. With this in view, plan after plan has been carefully studied, and at last one submitted by Mr. S. K. Pelphrey was adopted. This plan has been used in a number of school buildings and it is onc that is suitable in every respect. The proposed building .will be a two-story structure, built of either brick or stone. The architec ture is very fine, and the whole is very dignified and mposing. In front will be a square tower, with two en trances opening into a large and roomy hall way, which is situated about in the central portion of the building. Upon this hall, the study rooms, three for each floor, open out. Each room is provided with wardrobes and two entrances. From the main first floor hall, wide stairs raise to a hall in the second story. This hall is the exact counterpart of that on the first floor. The arrange- ment of the second floor, making six rooms in all. each twenty-four by. twenty-eight feet in dimensions. Off the second floor hall, a library is thir- teen by thirteen feet, and is siluat.-d iu the front part of the building, un- dor the tower. The room immediate- ly under it on the i irt floor, is ti be used for the teachers' meetings and those of the School Directors. Brick or Stone. win;,; tmis on tiie luulding nave not been received, and while the plan have not as yet been formally adopt ed bv the Count v Superintendent, it is practically decided that this build ing will be either a stone or brick structure with stone trimmings. It is- somewhat problematical whether the building can be built and equip ped with the money that can be legal ly raised, but in case it can not, it is planned to build the building and fur nish only as much of it as there is money to meet the bills. Laqd Donated. In order to help Cimarron along and give it the school building that it deserves, the Cimarron Townsite company nave donated to the dis trict, nearly a whole block of land. The site wicked on, is at the point where Lincoln avenue runs into the mesa about a block and a half south of the Oxford hotel. The Townsite ,'ompany has undertaken to close up street and give tnat mucn more room lor the school building. This site is on high ground and is midway between old and now towns, and is idea! in its location. The building may he seen all over town, and it is equally convenient to all parts of Cimarrón. There has been some lit tle protest to this site because of the neighborhood, but no location could be less obieetionablc. In the immed iate vicinity of the site, the town is as yet undeveloped, and not built up. The budding of the school house in this neighborhood will make the vi cinity a desirable location for those uho wish to educate their children. Because this part of town will be de sirable, desirable people will in con sequence erect their residences around the school house, and it will not be long before this locality will be one of the best portions of Cimar ron. The Citizen congratulates the district on having a company in our midst which is generous and far see ing enough to make such a valuable donation toward the cause of the ed ucation of little Cimarron. BAD MAN TAKES A MUD BATH TOO MUCH FIRE WATER LANDS BILL DALEY IN JAIL. "Bill" Daley, who has been work ing out 'at the Ryan Camp on the Rayado for some little time, was placed in the cooler last Sunday even ing by Constable Duquette for having imbibed too freely of the liquid that cheers. Daley is a decorator by trade, and proceeded to decorate him self in most festive fashion as soon he hit Cimarron. Fire water was th e cause ot 111s downfall, tic iro- ded to diminish the visablc - .1v f ..i,,!,-,," i... r: the Oxford Hotel. About this time the officer of the law came along, and the cooler was exchanged for the puddle as a place of residence. SOUTH SIDE WON GAME Score Eight To Five In Favor Of South Siders Last Sunday afternoon, the ball park was the scene of one of the most exciting and snappy ball games Cimarron has seen for some time. It had been decided early in the week that the '.South Siders'' should run up against the "Northerners," and see what would happen. Those ar- ranging the game, took the railroad as the division line, agreeing that any one who lived on the south side of the track could play with the "South iders"' while any one living on the north side of the track could play with the "Northerners." Right there was where the difficulty begun. The ca.-o of genial "BoNy" Barr, the efficient twirlor of the horsehide .was at once brought to the attention of the committee on arrangements. "Bobby" cats on the south side and draws his pay and rooms on the north side of the track. Qucrry? What was "Hobby?" The chairman of the committee finally decided that 110 one could live without eating, anil Lhat, therefore, "Hobby" was a South skier. Of course the fact that the chairman was a sotithsider himself had nothing to do .with the decision. and so every onc was satisfied. Then the question arose as to which side those sleeping in box cars bvlong- d to. It was decided that if the box car was on a side track, they were outhsiders. If they slept on the north side of a box car on the main track, they were northerners. Promptly at the scheduled time, Umpire "Jimmy" Fulton called the game and the mighty .warriors joined in a battle to the death. For the irst three innings, the game was nip tnd tuck. Willi batteries of p.arr and Sullivan for the sotithsider.s and Fisher and Tonimic Brooke for the northerners, the game was faiily even, but soon the souhtsiile--: slowly forged ahead and continued io keep their lead un til the end of the game which ended eight to five in their favor. The line up was as follows: Northerners T. Brooke, (catclVr; Fisher, pilher. Cox, first base; Liv ingston, second; W. P.rookc, third: Coe. short; Daley, r. field; Cole, c. field; Boyd. 1. field. Southsiders Sullivan, - catcher. Barr, pitcher; Whitney, first base; Rupert, second; Ed. Scherrcr, third; Jackson, short; II. Sehericr, r. field; Vest, c, field; Bass, 1. field.