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Ji li liLa, The Cimarron Valley Has the Land, Climate and Water. Wanted One Thousand Farmers FIRST YEAR Ente ml ax sconnd-clnss matter at the postofficc at Cim arron, N. M., under act of Cottjtres!, March 3. 1879.- CIMARRON; 'NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 201908 NUMBER TWELVE rlJl - r, Ji ft áin7W3 MYSTERY UNSOLVED Cimarron Has Mystery Of Its Own Con jectures Rife Not to bo outdone by our neigh boring town of French, which has come into the lime light and. got its name in the papers, because express robbers hava been doing naughty things, Cimarron has worked tip -A little excitement all of its own, and if the Citizen has anything to do with it. Cimarron is also going to get its name in. the papers ..and,, be , talked about. Cimarron does not intend to take a back seat fur any thing, or any town. We grow every thing here ex cept knockers, and do everything here except- rob trains.- " Our latest production iiv the sensational, is a weird, bewildering mystery, and for a short time, inexplanable and mys tifying light appeared on the side of the mesa o the west of town. It burned with a bright and steady light 4vay tip on the side of tin? mountain, . where none but horse thieves or train robbers would be likely to cam). Thursday was the day of the big rob bery at French, and some of the most imaginative thought that the light was either a camp of the bad men, or was some sort of a signal either to tlu-ns, or a message sent by them to j their friends. A few of the more en- j ' thusiastically inclii.cd mail hunters,) wished to get up a posse and attack i the light But most of the man hun frs in Cimarron had not lost any tram robbs and bad men, and so the proposed' attack fell through. However, the light was watched by many with a great deal of speculation u ! curiosity. At last, two men mor? daring than ihe rest, set out on hor e hack, arm- i d to tho teeth, ar. l investigated, i Tiny did some fine sc. intuir.; work, and at last worked hems -'vos up to j the pom': from whence ea.iv. the mys- j tenon !:ii Hut íi'.t ' : i uf. was visa-; ble e;uept a lantern set on a st,oue. j Xo siirn of human visinrion other- wise. Not a movement, nor a sound , lu fact, nothing doing. A'te.r wait- ing for some little time to see what j would happen if their presence was, known, one of this daring 1 air, crept j un and suddenly extinguished the j lantern. S'.ill no movement or sound j , from the person or persons who hail I put the lantern in place Bringing j the lantern with them, the two ad- j venturers started back home again,! Iitlt imagine their surprise to see the j light suddenly appear at the same i place' again, before they had gone j two miles. Utterly battled by the meaning of this strange performance, which was now verging on the sys tical, the two decided to wait until ilav before niakimr more investiga- -. " I t ions j But so far investigation has failed! to explain who or what placed the' light. It appears about ten o'clock ami burns until long past midnight. As soon as it is taken away, and the intruder has departed, it again . springs up with full force, brilliancy j ami steadiness, and always in - the j same place. Those who 'have visited j the place state that the light could not be placed by human hands, with out the, watchers catching those who jpcrform the deed, in the act. It is vein! and uncanny, and most mysti fying. Perhaps supernatural forces place the light on the heights, but ghosts do not generally buy lanterns r.ttde in Chicago. The Citizen would like to work up a good ghost story, but it- will have to be satisfied with is nothing more or less than a good mystery, as will Cimarron also. MINER CRUSHED UNDER THREE TONS OF ROCK Leadville, Colo., May 19. Alexan der Sutherland, aged 47 years, a min er at the La Plata mine in California gulch, was crushed to death yestenttdy afternoon by a rock weighing three tons which fell upon him. Sutherland is survived by a widow and three sons. CLEVELAND HAS NIGHT OF FURIOUS RIOTING Cleveland, May 19. Notwithstand ing the widespread disorder which prevailed in various parrs of the city the Municipal traction company claimed to have more cars in opera tion than at any time since the strike began. With the approach of daylight the lawlessness which continued through out the night had in a large measure ceased and cars were run on all lines without interference. While a number of persons received injuries as a result of the assaults, no one was hurt seriously, so far as re ported. SUSPECT CAUGHT IN MURDER CASE ... Tlotchkiss, Colo., May 10. Frank Roberts, a ranchman living - near Crowford, is under arrest, charged with killing, James B. France, the mining operator and money lender, who -was shot from ambush on his way to his homestead Saturday after noon. Sheriff Gibbs went after Robert: vesterday, but he had fled. Today Roberts surrendered himself to á man named Williams, who brought him to the sheriff at Crawford. The coroner's jury which investi gated (he shooting of France re turned a verdict that he had been murdered by a party or parties tin known. COLFAX POST OFFICE OPEN Postmaster E.A.Littrell Receives Mail-Sup-plies On Hand The newly csablishcd post office at Colfax is now open for business, and hereafter mails will be received and delivered there regularly. Some few weeks ago. the department granted the petition for the establishment of a post office at Colfax, but not until late last week, was the office opened for delivery of mails. Mr. K. A. Lit irell has been appointed postmaster, and only last Friday did he receive his orders, supplies, etc.. with in structions to open the office for bus iness. The Rocky Mountain railroad has had the contract for .the carrying of the mails for some time, and all their preparations were made,'1 and every thing was ready and waiting for or ders from the the Postal Department. As soon as these orders Came, mails were at once delivered to Colfax, and the whole business is now running smoothly and freely. It has long been the desire of those living around Colfax to have daily mail service near at home without being obliged to go to French, Dawson or Maxwell City, and their wish has at last come true. Speaking of the establishment of post offices, X'ew Mexico has had more post offices established during th- past year than any other state or territory i if the United States. That speaks well for the rapid growth and development of Xew Mexico as a whole. COLORADO CASES FINALLY DECIDED Washington, May 19 The supreme court' today' handed down answers" in the cases of James R. Wood and Jcthso Henderson, petitioners on a certificate from the L'nited States cir cuit court of appeals for the eighth district. This is a bankruptcy case from Colorado and three questions were submitted to the United States supreme court. , The first and second were decided in the affirmative and the third in the negative. ' CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ' " Facing a grave charge, Mike Aros, a Hungarian, was arrested here yes terday just as he was preparing to leave for Europe. He is charged with having committed a criminal as sault Thursday at primero, and Ella Philfips. a 15-year-old Hungarian girl, is alleged to have been ñis victim. GET BIG PLiiDER Three Masked Men Loot Strong Box of Wells Fargo Express Company at French of $38, 500 and Escape-Three Suspects Arrested Last Thursday afternoon at French occurred one of the boldest and most successful robberies that has taken place in the territory for years. The paj' roll for the Dawson Fuel com pany at Dawson, consisting of $38,500, was taken from those who guarded it. by three masked men, and the rob bers rode away to apparent safety. Secured in a strong box of the Wells-Fargo Express Co., this im mense sum of money was being, ship ped from Albuquerque to Dawson, via the Santa Fe and the EI Paso Southwestern. Coming north on No. 10 the money was taken off at French the junction of the two roads, to await the train north to Dawson. The story of the robbery, as told by two travelling men, eye witnesses of the affair, is something as follows: 'We were sitting around on the platform when suddenly three ar.ask ed men appeared on the scene, and with guns pointed our way, we were commanded to hold up our hands and line up on the platform. As may be expected, we lost no time in doing this. Of course we were all excited and nervous, but 1 can remember very well one man who got tired of holding his hands so high. They be gan to settle down, and when he was cautioned to hold them up again, he complained that he had the rheuma tism, and the bandit good naturcdly allowed him to rest' them on the top of hi head. While wc were kept in this position, by one man, the two others forced open the door, quickly blew open the box, took the cash out and then forced two of our number tojos to look for the - robbers. Up to help carry the money to their horsts FRUIT NOT ALL GONE Good Crop Saved--Cim arron More Fortun ate Than Others With the heavy frosts and the ex tremely cold weather that has been experienced all over the country, the fear that the fruit crop would be as short this vear as it was last, was felt throughout the middle west and the southwest. Many orchards last prac tically all tlu-ir fruit this year, but the fruit growers of the Cimarron Valley ncarl yall state that they have come out of the severe weather with more luck than is reported in most Iocali tics.i While the crops have been dam aged to a greater or less extent even hero- in the . Ginarron Valley, still a large portion of the pomacious fruit crop has ben saved. Some grow ers state that they have saved only about a half of a big crop of apples, pears and peaches, while others state that their loss will not be greater than a quarter of a big crop With the . fruit crop in most localities around us almost a total loss, the Cimarron Val ley comes to' the front, as it gencr ally does in most hings, with half and three-quarters of a big crop sav ed This is another indication that the Cimarron Valley has the possibil ity of being the garden spot oS the southwest. Jt has the climate and the land, and plenty of rainfall and water to grow almost anything that can be grown. ' ' which were tied close by. One of these two n 'en explained to the rob bers that he didn't want the money, and he was informed that he wasn't going to get any. While these pro ceedings were going tin, a man came walking up the railroad track. He was waived off by one of the rob bers, hut he evidently thought thy whole thing a joke, and kept on com ing. The robber then took a shot at him, firing in the air with the evident intent to frighten him off. Still be came on. until the robber took a sec ond shot at him, and this time so close that the whiz of the bullet let him know that the men were in earn est. ROAD TO THE EAST "Quickly, but without undue haste, ihe three robbers mounted their hors es and rode awav to the esat. Thcv travelel :n a leisurely manner and. t -lid not seem to be afraid of pursuit, I gathered .up a piece of the broken strong box, and a lady that eame U Cimarron w ith us picked up the drill that the robbers liad used on the box in making ready for the charge of explosive that blew the sale open. That is what I saw, and I can tell von that while I am glad to have gone through one hold-up, I don't want another in mine. One is enough." POSSES SENT OUT. Immediately after the robbery, tel egrams were sent out to all nearby points, and as soon as possible a posse was sent out from Dawson, Ra ton, Springer, and other near-by plae- I (Continued on Page 6, Column a.) j CHARIVORI DR. MASTEN Noisy Party Welcome Bride and Groom To Cimarron J owd v ish Last Friday evening' a no. y armed with tin pans, stove pipe boiler-', horns and any other old thing that would make any noise, assembled be! ire the home of Mr, and Mrs. which was very instructive and inter 1 1 c 11 y l.ivran and proceeded to char- esting. and in 6act, each carried ivori in most approved style, Dr. and through his or her part with great Mrs. Masten, who have but just re- credit.' ' turned to Cimarron after a short lion-1 cymooit spent in a bridal trip to the Gulf coast. As before stated in our columns, marked by appropriate exercises. So Dr. Masten and Miss Sarah Proctor successful was the performance that were married at Fort Worth, Tex., on it will probably become an institu May sixth, the ceremony being per- tion. It is hoped that next year, the formed by Rev. Daniels of the First ' exercises may he held in the new Baptist church there. ,. I school house. The Citizen wishes After the ceremony, .the happy cou- each of the six girls and the two boys pie took a short wedding trip to the in the graduating class every success Gulf coast and returned to Cimarron in life. Those who- will receive di thc latter part of last week, where plomas when they arrive are F.va they will make their future heme. At Chandler, Mae Livingston, Eijith the present time. Dr. and Mrs. Mas-, Cartwright, , Vera Chandler, Beulah ten are making their home with Mr. j Vance, Eva Crocker, Eugene Lam- and Mrs. Livran. Mrs. Masten is a most charming lady, and Cimarron society is most fortunate in having her as one of its members. Her wel come, while noisy in the extreme, was none the Jess sincere, and when the noise makers has been invited into the house and had made her acquaint ance, they at once took her to their hearts without further delay Light refreshments were scrve4 io the un asked visitors, and the merry evening was spent in a piost delightful man ner. The Citizen congratulates both Cimarron and Dr. Masten, GOVERNMENT WINS ' HOARY LAWSUIT Washington, May to, The case of J. L. Sanderson versus the United States .was decided by the supreme court, of the United States today 'fa vorably to the government. Sander son is Ihe only, surviving member 0 the firm of Barlow, Sanderson & Co., f;mous in the '60s as overland mail carriers. The suit decided today grew out of a claim for the loss of horses through the Cheyenne Indians in New Mexico in 1867. The court of "Claims held the claim invalid be cause the Indians were at war with the United States at the time the depredations were committed, and the supreme court affirmed that decision. The opinion was announced by Jus tice I'eckham. - TAMMANY COMES . WITH 650 BRAVES Xew York, May 19 Tammany hall will be represented at the Democratic national convention at Denver by a delegation 050 strong. All arrange ments for the journey have been completed, according to an announce ment made at Tammany hall today. Five special trains have been en gaged and accommodations for the "-nti.e party have been secured in Denver hotels. The live trains will leave Xew York during the forenoon oí July J, and are due to arrive in Denver on the -evening of the dth. the ilav before the convention. 'tis estimated that the cost ot the trip to the Tammany delegation will he at least $100.000. Fach man will pay his own expenses. ( CLOSING EXERCISES Cimarron School Exer cises Great Success First Attempt ' For the first lime in the historv of the Cimarron Public schools, closing j ,,;, , 1h,() a biff Territorial meet exercises were held, and with a great ling of the F.Iks at Ute Park. The plan deal of success The teachers have Ms being advocated by a large number been working hard drilling the pupils for the event, and a great deal of credit is due to both the teachers and those who took part. The program of the evening was published in last week's Citizen, and one and all did so well that it would bi tempt to go into detail the duet oí Mavbelle Bobby Cartwright was of such high merit that it ran "not be passed by without fulsome praise. The little People acquitted themselves with !?ri';it credit and covered themselves with glory. MissMae Livingston read a paper th(. ,)rlst ,;strv of Cimarron This is the first time in the history! of the. Cimarron .schools that the closing of the year's work lias been! bert and Stuart Coulter. ALABAMA RETURNS POINT TO BRYAN Mobile, Ala., May 19. The returns sd far counted indicate that William J. Bryan is the choice of the state Democracy for the party nomination for ptesident. The count probably will not be completed before tonight. Governor Johnson polled a large vote in Mobile, Birmingham and Mont gpmrry, the three chief cities of the state.' PLAN FOR flEETIN if B.R.T. to Hold Four State Annual Meet At Ute Park About the middle of next month, fUte Park will be the scene of great doings, when hundreds of the mem bers of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen will assemble there from all part of Xew Mexico, Colorado, Tex as and Kansas in their Fruir State Anual Meet. The Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen is onp of the strongest and biggest organizations of its kind in the world, and during I its annual meets, thousands are in at tendance. While the meet to be held ;:1 Ute Park next month is merely a Four State meet, those in charge are making preparations to accomodate between fifteen hundred and eighteen I hundred I The pavilion, which has been de scribed in these columns heretofore, will be rushed through to completion, so as to be finished by the time the meet will he held. Work 011 the fouu elation was commenced last 'Monday, and everything will be done to rush the construction through. Excursions will be run from all p-'ints in New Mexico, Colmado. Texas and Kansas to accommodate the visiting trainmen. The Rocfcv Mountain News Service, composed of J. R. Jeffries and LB. Whitaker, have already received the concession from the Rocky Mountain Road which en ahles them to have complete and eu t'.e control of the pavilion at lie Park They will cater to the big crowd of trainnu-n, and are now busi ly engaged in making preparations for the feeding of the enormous crowd of visitors that are expected to attend the meet. The task 08 feed ing fifteen or eighteen hundred hun gry men is no small one, and is an undertaking that will be of great credit to the service of successfully carried through. Later on in the sctison, it is the of lodges of the B. P. ( ). K. through out the Territory and in Colorado. A few of the high officials of the order have visited the beautiful spot, and are pushing the proposed convention as hard as they can. A few lodges folly to at- have already signified their williug llowever. ness to hold the Convention at Ute Ogilvie audi Park, and tjiere is but little doubt but that the plan will go through, ! With these big meets to' advertise J the beauties of Ute Park, it will not be long before the world at large ' awakes to the fact that there is not a better beauty spot for a big summer jtcsort in the whole southwest, or any other place. With the backing of the Rocky Mountain road, Ute Park is bound to come to the front, and it will not he long before tourists will be flocking in by the score. - BELIEVE PRETTY 1 GIRL MURDERED Princeton, X. J., May 11). That Bertha Vanderbilt, the pretty, young assistant librarian at Princeton uni versity, was slam and her body thrown into the Karitan canal, is a belief which is gaing ground. The finding of bruises upon' the head of the dead girl, which the coun ty physician declares must have been made before death, and a' possible- motive in jealousy, have led Chief of Police Kilfoylc and County Prosecu tor Bcrdine to doubt the suicide theory. MAN FOUND DYING BY RESCUE PASTY Lake City, Colo., May 19. Roy L. Rigncy, watchman at the Wyoming mine at Wyoming, was found ia a paralyzed and dying condition by a reseñe party wnt out to look for him. Kigney, who i 37 years old, a stricken four days ago, daring which time he was ottcrly helpless at his Umely cabin. He is being brought to Lake City for treatment, it is doubt fnl ií he will recover.