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The Cimarron Valley Has the Land, Climate and Water. Wanted One Thousand Farmers FIRST YEAR CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1908 NUMBER ELEVEN PLANS ARE COMPLETED L! School 1 Plans . Receive Final Touch Ready For Bids The temple ted plans for the pro posed school building to be erected here in Cimarron have been receiv ed from Trosl & Trost, architects of El Paso, Tex., and the school board 'are now nearly ready to advertise for bids on the construction of the building. The plans call for a four room building to be two stories in height. The plans are so arranged that two 'more rooms can be added to the build ing whenever the necessity arises, without changing the present ar rangement or interfering with the i..tA K.,;iii;ii(r Tf S 4til! 1111- l.oiiilJii-n:u nimv.infi. ... i villain whether the building will be of stone or brick, but whether the ' one or the other, the building will be a 'great cfedit to Cimarron, because f its pleasing architecture. Any one wishing to see the plans can call at the office of the Citizen and inspect them. i'J RECEIVES COMMISSION "SHORTY" DUQUETTE IS AP POINTED CONSTABLE FOR PRECINCT NUMBER THREE. 'Shorly'' Duciuctte, the daring lit tle thief catcher has received his com mission as Constable in and f r Pre cinct No. 3. in which Cimarron is lo cated, and hereafter the straight and narrow path will be the best one to follow Mr. Duquette had a large number of .names of various business men on his application for the po sition. He has served as Deputy Game Warden, and as special peace officer for'some time, and his scrvics have demonstrated that he is thor oughly capable of filling the office to the entire satisfaction of cVery one .concerned save and except offend ers and breakers of law. TO ENLARGE BUSINFSS J. L. NANCE MAY ENLARGE CONFECTIONARY BUSI NESSLARGE EXPER1 ENCE. Mr. J. L. Xance, who is at the present time in the employ of the Cimarron Lumber Co., is thinking -seriously of enlarging his confection ary business and going into the wholesale phase of it. Mr. Nance is .already operating a small manufact uring business, and his confectionary ..is of the best quality, but he states that he will enlarge and enter the field of business in a greater scale as soon as conditions develop a lit tie. He has been in the business for the last ten or fifteen years and knows all about how it should be done. No doubt he will make a sue cess in his enterprise, once he has it started 011 the scale he is now con templating. FALSE VOUCHER SENTENCED Denver, May 11. George Malone u-:is sentenced to sixtv--daysr in 'the county jail this afternoon by Judge Hudson on. the charge of swearing falsely "at the regisHra-tion of J-. Smith. CHURCH ITEMS. Rev. J. Alfred Morgan is back from the Albuquerque District Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church which was held at Texline, closing on the third of May. He reports that the conference was an enormous af fair, and that there were more in at tendance than there was in entire an nual Conference last fall. This gives some indication of the growth the church has made in New Mexico dur ing the last year, So great has this growth been that it will be necessary this fall at he annual Conference to divide up New Mexico into more dis tricts than it now has. , Three hundred and -fifty dollars was raised to support a Missionary at Juarez, Mexico, and it was decided that the next meeting of the District Conference will be held at Albuquer que about the same time next year. The regular services in the Cimar ron Methodist church were held last Sunday and the morning address was a masterly comment on the First Psalm, while the address was on "The Atonement." ' In order to get an evangelist of note to hold revival meetings here in Cimarron, Rev. Morgan is now in communication with the pastor of the Methodist church at .Albuquerque. and it is now settled that some man of note will hold such meetings here about the first of August. It is now the plan to hold meetings in Cimar ron for a period of ten or fifteen days and it is hoped that .great 'good will be accomplished. ' t ' WILL CHARGE ADMITTANCE BASEBALL GAMES NO LONGER FREE. CIMARRON FANS TO TO BE TAXED In the past, those who wished to see the Cimarron ball games have had the chance of doing so without expense to themselves, but this will be all changed hereafter It is found that the successful running of a good ball team requires a lot of money, and now that there is a good chance of obtaining a few more good ball play ers for the team, admission fees will he. taken up to help defray the- ex penses. Tickets to all games will be on sale at the Towusite office, and for tile small sum of twenty-five cents The fans can see something worth while in the future. Cimarron has had a bal) team in the past that was the envy of all New Mexico, and if the plans that arc. now being formed carry through, it will have as good a team as it had last year. That will mean that Yankee and Dawson will have to get up and hurry merely to get a good look in on the games to be played with Cimarron. The gantes on the home ground will set the fan back to the tune of twenty-five cents, ami if one wishes to sit in the grand stand, an addi tional fee of thirty-five cents will be charged. Be sure and get tickets be fore the games hereafter and avoid the rush. SEMAPHORES ARE INSTALLED CIMARRON YARDS EQUIPPED WITH NEW SEMAPHORES. The St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific Railroad have been making great improvements in its equipment during the last few months, and the latest improvement to affect Cimar ron is the installation of a sema phore signal at the depot. A com plete semaphore signal system has been installed between here and Ra ton, and the rest of the line will be furnished with this signal as soon as possible Mr. J. M. Avery, of Tucumcari,. who was for a long time- connected with the Tucumcari News, has been in Cimarron for a number of days look ing into business possibilities. COLFAX COUNTY Boost For Your County You Have Some thing to Boost For Agricultural Lands, Timber, Coal, Minerals, Opportunity The hoineseeker will fiiid that Col fax county, the largest of the north ern tier of counties of New Mexico, has more natural advantages than any other' locality in the Rocky Mountain country. It is on the south eastern slope of the Rockies, its streams being the head waters of the Canadian river. Its moun tains,' some of them 14,000 feet high, contain mines of gold, copper and iron, and forests of pine and ' other timber. In its foothills covered with evergreen timber, there arc 1,000 square miles of clear veins from 5 to id feet thick, The coal .is of super ior quality for domestic fuel, for en- gnus, tor gar. and coke, lne mines of precious metals, the coal mines and the timber districts arc being; developed and will afford work for j" the valleys near dreclcy and l.ong thousands of men and a home mar-l"11""- Colorado, lands which grow iket for farm, garden and orchard i s'igar beets, potatoes, melons and al products. Good building stone of! llf;l- :'rv selling for $100 to $oo per sandstone, gravel and limestone inhere. In the Rio Grande Valley in the foothills and cement shales and j1'" Mexico, near Las Cruces land is limestone in the prairie portion of the j selling at ?ioo for unimproved land county, will be the foundation of oth-!''1 'or ihe best improved 'land, er important industries. N'ot over to fifteen years ago any The Agricultural lands of Colfax l f lint now high priced .land could roiintv are principally in the valleys '"'' keen bought at same price as ami nr:iirii. which, snrp.nl nut inst below the foothills', adthough there, county. The same or greater advance are several hundred square miles of" P"l' bound to occur in Colfax tine agricultural land in the mountain I county:' Its soil is at least as good parks and high mesas. Nine perma-;MK' i,s climate, water, scenery, trans nent streams fed by springs and snow j ,1'ortation facilities and natural re-1 011 the high mountains furnish good j zurces are better than any of the water for all purposes. Well in any of i l'lüces mentioned. It is just the the valleys and prairies obtain water jk'"' of I:"ul allti 's the location at a depth, of 15 to 40 feet. which will make it double and treble Three railroads traverse the conn- i ' '''- It is in every way desirable ty, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, which does not have to be clean the I'.l Paso & Southwestern and tlio ctl ol blimps or sage brush and lev St. Louis. Rocky .Mountain & Pacific. 'U'd "1 before it can be farmed, but The last two connect with the A. T.. 1 is covered with the smooth sod of ct S. V. and with the Colorado & grama grass, ready for the plow. It Southern, ami Rock Island' system I a climate where people like to The Cimarron &' North westc.11 :i conic- and live. building from Cimarron into the The opportunity to buy cheap lands timber districts. Two other railroads here will not be open long. The only arc projected to be built through the Reason why the lands have not been county. : I settled up before is that, the cattlc- The" soil, water, climate, seasons,' men who own them have only just transportation lines and all otile;' now concluded to sell, conditions in Colfax county, are more j There will be sugar factory towns, favorable than in any other locality cOal mining towns, and cities and in the United States for raising sugar towns along the railroads built up by beets and operating sugar factories. t smelting, cement, mining and inillling The agricultural land has been held j industries. Colfax county will be a in large tracts by the cattlemen, but'g;eat place of resort seeking peoplo they are now subdividing it into, tracts suitable for farms and a good many small farms have been sold I Prices run from $15 to $30 per acre for lands without water rights an lj from Í40 to $60 for land with water, rights. It is a line fruit country. Apple trees thirty-five years old have lot missed bearing more than twice in thirty yi'.'irs, and the fruit of Col- 1 PARTY VISITS AT UTE PARK MR. J. VAN HOUTEK AND PAR TY TAKE IN SIGHTS AT FUTURE SUMMER RE SORT Last Thursday evening. Mr. J. van Flouten and a party came to Cimar ron on the regular train, and after spending the night at the Swastika hotel, went to Ute Park on the motor car Friday morning, where they saw the sights at the future sunuuet re sort. The party consisted of Mr. C. S. Speis of Las Vegas, Miss Bailey," Mr. and Mrs. J. van Houten and Mr. and Mrs. O. II. B. Turner. After spend ing part of the morning at Ute Park, the party took the regular train back to Raton, Friday. NEW MEXICO JK county has taken first prizes at several international exhibitions. Al falfa grows luxuriantly and is cut three times each year. There arc good markets for it and it is a money making crop. To illustrate how people have made money buying such land. A man now living in Colfax county, recently sold 80 acres of land near Grand Junction, Colorado, for $.35,000, over $400 per acre. It is irrigated land and has a fine orchard. Near Roswell, New -Mexico, land which a few years ago sold for f-5 per acre is selling for (K)0 per acre with water rights and planted in apple trees. Orchard land near Rocky Ford and near Cation v. it y. Colorado, sells for $.',00 to $400 Per acre. In the Arkansas Valley and land is now selling for in Colla. I to' escape from heat, blizzards, the ..moke mid dirt of crowded cities and the diseases and annoyances exper- ienced in 111, ,ny other parts of the United States. Altogether it would be hard to find another place so Ii .altht'ul. so beautiful and with such .aried and valuable natural resources and hrilliant prospects for rapid and permanent advancement. 1 '!-. FOLSOM VISITS OLD FRIENDS MR. AND MRS. S. M. FOLSOM MAKE VISIT AT CHASE RANCH. OLD TIMER. Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Folsom have been visiting at the M. M. Chase for a few days, returning to their borne in Trinidad the first of this week. Mr. Folsoin is an old friend of Mr. Chase, and it was at this pleasant ranch that he wooed and won his wife, and naturally the pres ent visit was most pleasing to all. Mr. Folsom was in Cimarron about twenty or twenty-five years ago, hav ing come west from Vermont, for a period of about two years. After wards, he returned east and went into the railroad business which he follow ed for a number of years, coming west again about ten years ago. He has not been in Cimarron for years, and he was very much surprised to see the change that had taken place, and expressed himself as having ev ery faith in the future of our city. Mr. Folsom is now in the insur gís business, with headquarters at Trinidad, Colo. He is district mana ger for Southern Colorado and New Mexico for the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., and while here he appointed Geo E. Remley local agen for the company. BSES'l County Fair Needs Help Circular Letter Sent Out The following circular letter issued by the chairman of the Colfax county Fair Association, Mr. Geo. II. Web ster. Jr., has been sent throughout the county, the object being to get every one interested in making the fair of benefit to all A good exhibit at Springer and Albuquerque will be of great value toward making the vis iting thousands understand that the Territory of New Mexico has great resources, and to let the world at large see that because these resources and because of the people to develop them, the Territory is entitled to be come a state. Dear Sir or Madam: - What are you doing to help the air? There has never been a time in the history of Colfax county when such an opportunity has been given each individual citizen to show bis just pride in our County and its won derful resources The Colfax County Fair Associartsn desires to make the County hair, which will be held at Springer early in September, a com plete success. They desire, also, to end to the Great Imposition to be held at Albuquerque September 29th to October l-Uh, auexhibit of our Comity's resources and products which cannot fail to forcibly impress ail visitors. In order that these exhibits may be all you would like to have them your personal assistance is NF.CI'-S- SAKY. Ample provision is being made for cuing for all exhibits at the County Fair and we have already secured the ground for our own County Building at Albuquerque. This building wll be a beautiful structure and will c'ontaiii' j.óoo square feet of floor space. The j premium lists at both Fairs will be large and complete. Many attractive I special prizes have been donated by: public spirited citizens. You will be íivc'.i an opportunity to compete for) these premiums at both fairs. Wej especially desire a large exhibit ol'j live stock of all kinds, tarm and gar den products, fruit and wool. YOU can help us make a magnifi cent and convincing exhibit of our agricultural and other possibilities by taking a PERSONAL interest in the work of planting some crop or gar den product which you have reason to believe will do well in youi' local ity. The live stock men should also begin at once to prepare their exhib its of cattle, sheep ami hogs If you will fill out and mail the en closed card, some officer of the As sociation will, from time to time dur ing the summer, endeavor to call up on you and to keep you posted oil the progress others are making. Pre mium lists covering every possible product will be sent you as soon as possible. The Association sincerely hopes that you will undertake to do SOMF.TIIING in the way of prepar ing an exhibit and that vou will IX) IT NOW. Very respectfully. GF.O. II. WEBSTER. Jr., Chairman. Attorney A. C. VoorheeS. of Raton, was a visitor in Cimarron last Sat urday and Sunday morning, Mr. Voorhers is one of the oldest prac titioners in the county. GOOD fiíA CHANGE IN SCHEDULE 1 1 : ri Passenger Time Card Changed--In Effect : Last Monday The time schedule of the Rocky Mountain passenger train out of Cim. arron has been changed and the new jfard J'"1? 'nto 'licet last Monday jnomini?. JlWeaftcr the pa.íijje? wlU .ev Cimriffori for the iast M q-.jo iiisf4rf of i):ipt and the west bound traiif will leave' Raioii íor Cim arrón at 3:50 instead oí 4:00 ás form erly. Up to the present lime, the outgo ing mail was closed at 000 o'clock in Cimarron, but owing to the new schedule, it Will be neces&'iry to close the mail hereafter, in order to get it in the pouchs on time to get it to the train. WILL START BUILDING SOON The Cimarron .Mercantile Co. will soon start their new store building on the corner of yth street ami Un did avenue Mr. F. W. Brooks states that it is his intention to begin the work of construction within a few days, an dthat the building will be rushed through to completion as fast as possible. TAFT ENDS TROUBLES "AT PANAMA, RETURNING Washington. May II. Secretary Ta ft will sail from Panama for the United States Tuesday. The troubles he went to Panama to settle are to be adjusted soon. The boundary dispute between Panama and Columbia will be settled by arbitration. Among the confreres" is President Squirts of Co lumbia and Nelson J. Cromwell. W. O. W. LOG ROLLING. Pueblo, Colo., May It. The most successful log rolling ever given in the state was held here today by the Woodmen of the World of this city, when ,V5 new members were initiated. An illuminated parade was a feature of the occasion and delagates from all over the stale were present. Trini dad was represented by a large dele gation. HICKMAN TO UTE PARK Transferred To Ute Wm. Marrow Takes His Place Another change has been mode in the office force at the station of the St. I.., R. M. & F. here in Cimarron. Wm. Hickman, who has been acting as a.ssistnnt agent and operator here in Cimarron for the lest few weeks, lias been promoted and has been given the station at Ute Park, now being agent there. Mr. Hickman docs not contemplate moving bis home to Ute Park at the present time, and possi bly not at all, because the distance is so small between Cimarron and Ute Park that he can easily run down when off duty. Wm. Marrow of Raton has been transferred to Cimarron to take the place made vacant by the transfer of Mr. Hickman, and he is now acting in the capacity of cashier. Mr. Mar row has had quite a little experience as a railroad man, and is an extreme ly pleasant obliging man to do busi ness wit)i.