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EM ir" t rl 12 iJl i.a Jit ili The Cimarron Valley Has the Land, Climate and Water. Wanted One Thousand Farmers FIRST YEAR Entered as second-class matter at tlie iotoffice at Cim arron, N. M., under act of Congress, March 3. 1879.- CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1908 NUMBER FOURTEEN TO PROTECT GAME FISH Authorities Endeavor to Stop Throwing Trash in Water The Cimarron river and the Ponil river were at one time as clear and nrc as any streams in the country, i.iit win;? to the fact that placer min ing has been carried on on the upper Cimarron, and to the fact that the miners do not use settling basins as they should do, the Cimarron river is now a muddy and unsuitable stream for trout and other game fish. On the Ponil those running saw mills have al'owed their saw dust, etc., to either fr.ll in the river itself, or to be placed where it pollutes the stream, and no fish are to he found in the 1'unil either. In bruh of these instances, the saw mill iMm ami the miners arc acting contrary to the law, and no little complaint has been made. At last llie authorities took action in this matter, and Deputy Game Warden' J Hiqueti.'. and Special Deputy Frank Webb, cen instructed to proceed to Klizabet'.itow n and to other points i'.long the Cimarron, ami put a stop to .fch r.;:lawi'ul practice, . or to make he necessary arrests. Leaving Cim arron f.;-y Sunday morning, the two officers started out in their work of protect)"'.; the fish, and it is to be hoped that till action on tin? part of the authorities will again make of the Cimarrón and"" the 1'onil the fine fishirt sí; -ranis that they were form erly'. - - . BIG LAND MAN IS HERE REV. . GAS IK . A. MORLEY OF LAS VE LOOKS OVER LANDS VICINITY OF CIM ARRON. Attr ted bv the rich soil and the line clirK.tic conditions around Cim arron, Kev. R. A. Morley. the hi;; hind m:;:i from Las Vegas, has been in Cimarron and vicinity looking into tne lar 1 proposition with a view t' purchasing a large tract of land to open n; to c 'Ionization. Mr. Morley is one of the biggest land dealers in New Mexico and one of the rno.t successful, and if a deal is made for land in the vicinity of Cimarron, it will he but a matter of i few months before the settlers conic flocking into this country by tlie hundreds. Mr. Morley was taken to Lite Park and was shown, the. pro posed site of the big irrigation dam at Eagle's Nest, aud he was greatly pleased with the whole scheme. CHAS. DURBIN IS TOUCHED POPULAR BRAKEMAN HAS HIS POCKET PICKED. RECOV ERS PROPERTY Chas. . Durbin, the popular brake man on the passenger train of the Rocky 'Mountain road, had .his pocket picked by a Mexican last Friday evening. Mr. Durbin stated that the Mexican came up to him in an in toxicated condition and endeavored ro engage him in conversation..- lie cause the man was so evidently drunk Mr. Durbin did not pay much atten tion, to him, until he suddenly saw that his watch was coming out of his pocket) and then he realized that his pocket book also was gone. As the Mexican .withdrew the watch from Durbin's pocket, the husky "brakeman let him have it between the eyes, and the pickpocket fell Hike a log. Quick ly recovering his property, Durbin started out to look for an officer, but before h,e had .pone more than a step or so, the Mexican quickly jumped tc his rVet and made his escape. ANOTHER HILL STARTS UP W. J. FULTON, STARTS SAW MILL IN MAVERICK PARK. FOUR GOING. W'., J. Fultc-, the saw mill man at Maverick Park, not far from Ute Park, has again started up his mill, and is now running it to nearly its full capacity. He has had a large 'lumber of logs on hand waiting for the times to loosen up a bit, and he now expects to keep running to full capacity as before the hard times struck the lumber business. - C. S. Wood has been running his mill in Ponil Park. Burnett has again started his mill in Dean Canon, and now Pulton has started his in Mav erick Park. With four big saw mills going, the signs of the times arc pret ty good for Cimarron. NORTH SIDE WINS GAME Decoration Day Ball Game Won by North Siders Last Saturday afternoon, the sched uled Decoration; Day baseball game between the sottthsiders and the north siders was pulled off at the hall park as per arrangements. The ilav was a fine one it r 4 1. . ! national game, and both sides were confident of winning, consequently both sides went into the game with snappy plays and good ball. Hut soon after the first of the game, it became evident that a iew of the south siilers were not playing up to j their reputations, mid that unless something was done, the game would go to- the north side aggregation by a big margin. Hut the harder they tried to brace, the poorer ball they played, and at the end of the game, the score stood eight to sixteen in iavor of the husky norfh side players. The line up of the two teams ya.4 as follows: North Side South Side T. Brook c Sullivan Fisher p Barr Vest........... 1st b McKean I!. Brooke. . jm h Fulton Pass short . Jttckson Cox.. ( b Curry Dubois 1. f Webb P.utler . . Peden.. c. f. r. f. Keys . . Whitney BURN BRICK NEXT WEEK LUMB.ER COMPANY WILL MAKE CIMARRON BRICK. KILN NEARLY COM PLETED. , As before announced in these col umns, the Cimarron Lumber company are experimenting with the burning of brick here in Cimarron. For the past month, the company has had a force of meir at work in a brick yard which it opened up just east of the pumping station, r.xperts who nave examined the brick already mouídeá, state that they are sure to be fine brick when burned. They say that the clay makes fine brick clay, and that there is absolutely no reason why a superior building brick can not be made here in Cimarron. The Lumber Company already has about So.boo brick ready for the kiln, and it expects to try the first kiln some time late next week, or possibly the first of the week after. A great deal of interest is felt in this project, because' if successful, it will place a good and cheap building material on thej local market. A something that will aid very much in our efforts of city building. CIMARRON BOYS ROBBED Burglar Steals Clothing and Money While Asleep--No Clue Two of Cimarron's most popular young business men went to, the city of Raton the other day to see the sights and to visit friends, and while away from our own beautiful little city, were given an insight to the naughtiness of a large place. J. p. Rogers and D. P.. Cole left for Raton last Satunlay morning, in tending to visit for a day or so at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Rogers, the parents of J. O. Rogers. The family retired rather late Saturday night, and the two Ciniarron men were rather tired out with their long drive from Cimarron to Raton and the lateness of the hour, and so they immediately went sound asleep. When they woke up in the morning they found that some one had enter ed their room, and taken nearly ev erything, they possessed. Money, jewelry and clothing alt looked alike to the burglar, who had taken great I precautions to make his "get-away.'" Kithcr finding a door unlocked, or I picking the lock, the burglar went i though several doors, and placed stones which he carried behind each i door, so that it would stay open and give him a clear run way in case of jjii;ci:l. He evidently saw the two Cimarrón 'men in town, and thought that they would naturally have quite a sunt of money with them, because he went straight to their room, and .'ll.'irt-itt ly touched nothing else in the house. Rogers is a loser of a suit of clothes, shoes and a small sunt of money... Cole lost a suit of clothes, another- coat aud ve.-t, and in the neighborhood of twenty i' Tin burglars left him a pair of pants ;-nd his wajch, evidently an over -ight. ., due has been found, but it is sup posed that the job was done by some one who knew the two men, and see ing them in- town, believed that they had hie wads on them. COX BUYS POOL HALL A. C. Cox Purchases Pool Hall From S.N. Brewer Last Thursday afternoon, a deal was closed which changed the own ership and management of the pool hall that has been conducted south ot the depot by S. X. I? rower. A. C. Cox, .who has shown himself to be one of the foremost and most enter prising business men in Cimarron, be ing the purchaser of the property. It is not generally known what he con sideration for the sale was, but it is .understood that both parties were entirely satisfied with the bargain, and that the place brought a good price. l!y the sale, the building ami entire, contents become the property 06 Cox. who will continue the busi ness at its present location. . S. X. Brewer came to Cimarron about a year ago. and first establish ed his pool hall in the Matkin build ing, in the rooms now occupied by the Cimarron Townsitc Co. He then built himself a neat little residence on the corner of Sixth street and Washington avenue. Shortly after ward, he built the building in which the poo' hall is now located, and add ed a small " temporary residence building to the tiack end, - where ; he continued to live with his family un til the sale took place Mrs. Brewer has been visiting in Tucumcari, their old home, for the past month, and Mr. Brewer left for that place last Friday morning. Me states that he intends to go in to business in the chief city of Quay county, but is not as yet sure just what this business may be. Cimarron regrets very much that Mr. and Mrs Brewer are to leave us. SPORTSMEN GO FISHING PARTY OF. RATON NIMRODS TAKE IN FISHING ON RAYADO. Last Saturday evening a parly of Raton fishermen came in to Cimar ron on a special, as the guests of Mr. J. van Monten, and .--topped over night at the Swastika hotel. Sunday morning they were driven to. the Rayado, where they expected to land a good catch of the game trout. Those composing the party are all well known sportsmen and fisher men, and it is said that the skill of these men is sn great that they have been known to catch the little beau ties at railroad water tanks. Those composing the party are as follows; V. K. Quick. W. S. Hughes, L. C. White. A. C. Hobbs. J. K. Hunt French .and J. van lloutcu. , - A. COMEDY CO. IS FORMED Cimarron Comedians Form Co, Will Tour Southwest Soon A new company of Cimarron foot light artists and comedians Ma? been formed under the name of the Casco Comedy Co., which will tour the southwest this summer. The Casco Comedy Co., for the present at least, will he composed of two of. Cimar ron's comedians. W in. Cox and C. E. Vanderblue, who will give a two man show of great merit. The en tertainment will consist of monologue sketches, burnt cork comedy work Irish and Dutch specialites, musical numbers, songs and dances, aud the program as arranged will surely be a taking anil winning entertainment, i'.ul the main feature of the comedy iio.k that will prove of great interest as .veil as very amusing, is the hyp notic work of Prot. C. P., Vanderblue. the world renowned hypnotist. Mr. Cox proves to be a most willing sub ject, and in the cataleptic condition, Cix forms the human bridge, the hu man arch between the backs of two chairs, upon whom iotw men can rest at c'isc. Taking it all in all, the show is well worth seeing, being a side splitting performance from start to finish. Before starting out on its tour, the Caco Comedy Co. will give an enter tainment here in Cimarron within a ver) short time, and the artists are now busily engaged in perfecting themselves in their respective stunts. The show is more than worth the price of admission. MADE 150 PER CENT CIMARRON LOTS Many people are deploring the fact that times are so" hard, and wonder ing what will happen next They are being discouraged all over the coun try, but HOW IS THIS FOR AX INVESTMENT? RIGHT HERE IN CIMARRON. S. F. Ballin bought lot 28 of block -4,1 on Nov. 16, 1907, for $100, and sold this same lot on May 23, 1908, for $250. thus making 150 per cent on his investment in less than six months. This has been done before in real estate transactions here in Cimarron, and it .will be done again An investment now while the prices arc reasonable, will net the purchas er big returns. , Under the management of J. T. Fulton a new side walk from the de pot south to the side walk on the south side of Tenth street has been built and is a great improvement. IS DRAGGED BY HORSE Thrown from Horse and Dragged-Hscapes Death by Miracle .mi accident ot a most serious na- ture, , which might very easily have! resulted in death, occurred last Kri-1 day afternoon here in Cimarron. Mrs. Keefer, who is in partnership with hír husband, T. S. Keefer in the laundry , business here in Cimarron,, was the victim, and that she is liv ing today seems almost a miracle. Mr. and Mrs. Keefer have a very gentle riding and driving horse, and in the spirt of fun, .Mrs. Keefer got miu me in 11 s 7s.11 i e 1 111 1 u siucvitivs. , . ' " ' ' i ncvcil that line opportunities lor 111 leathers. Mr Keefer got up on the J Vl.stment are offered here, horse behind, and they started out on little pleasure jaunt of a few blocks. The horse had been ridden this way lime and again before, and no thought I was in the minds that an accident I might occur. In some manner the I saddle, w hich had not been cincl)el I up very tight, began to turn This! evidently frightened tile horse, which began to pitch at once, and bcftjre the surprised riders knew what had hap-1 Deneii, they had both been thrown off 1 But in falling, Mrs. Keefer was not! quick enough to get her foot out of i the stirrup leathers, and she was', drugged for some little distance. The horse became really frightened by the twisting of the saddle, and started out ! nn a run, kicking at Mrs. Keefer at! every jnmp. To the horrified specta tors it see'in-d that the frightened an imal would surely kick its mistress to death, tl she were not killed by the dragging, but fortunately Mrs Kccf- er's foot got loose before sh had : been dragged more than a couple of I up-to-date seven column twenty-two rods I inch paper press in its office, and arc The bystanders, who had not been; getting out one of the biggest and quick enough to give aid before this, ' the best weekly papers in the country, now hastened to the injured woman,' Its subscription list is probably as and tenderly carried her to her home. J large as the Santa Fc and. the Alhu l)r. Masleii was at once summoned, ' nertue dailies can claim, to attend to the injuries, and it was! S. M. Wharton, who edits the News at first feared that internal injury ' is a live and iip-to-the-second news had resulted from a kick of the horse,! paper "'''" ''' ' ,low arranging many asserting that Mrs. Keefer had ' for a big twenty thuu-r-.nd number been kicked several times. She com- j special edition of the New s. This sp -plained of her legs hurting her so. ! cial edition, which will be composed and it was at first thought that one ; of twenty-four pages, will be devoted of them at least was broken. But at'-1 to booming New Mexico and its re fer examination. Dr. Masteu stated, sources. A great deal of space will that no bones had been broken and ''C devoted to Cimarron and vicinity, that as far as could then ascertain, ! and the Kock Island railroad has a! no internal injury had occurred. Be-! ready ordered from seven to ten yond a few severe cuts and bruises, a! thousand copies of the issue. Mr. wrenched knee, and a kick over the j Newing has been arranging for Cim left eye, .Mrs. Keefer escaped appar-; a rroti advertisements and writeup on, cutty unhurt. The wounds and the resources of the country, and bruises having been given attention, it states that he has hei'u successful be was hut a few hours before Mrs. 1 yond his hopes. Keefer was again able to be out of! bed. This fortunate ending of such; an unfortunate and dangerous acci-1 dent is one 01 the strange things' about the whole thing. VAN HOUTEN DEFEATED CIMARRON TEAM TAKES FALL OUT OF COAL MINERS SCORE 13 TO 14. Last Saturday afternoon at Van Houteu the second base ball game be tween Cimarron and Van lUuiten took ' place, and' the Cimarron team came ofi winner by two scores in a ten-inning game. Both teams played good ball, but the weather was so windy and the dust so thick that tlie score is not a good indication of what either team is capable of. At tfie end ci the fifth inning the two team were even, the score standing twelve to twelve, and it became necessary to play it out. Cimarron .was fortunate enough to make two runs in the tent!'., hut Van Houteu failed to make good, and our home team was ?-rin the victor. W. F. Barlow returned home last Sunday evening after snendinir a week or so in Denver. Eastern Capitalists Investigate MR. JOHN H. SCUDDER OF NEW JERSEY. VISITS CIMARRON. WELL PLEASED. Last Wednesday Mr. J. van Houteu and a party consisting of Mr. John H. Scudder, Mrs. Scudder and Miss Scudder of Trenton, X. J., came up from Raton in a private car and stop ped over night at the Swastika hotel. Harly Thursday niorninir. the nartv M,k ., ?pt.cia wcnt to Utc Park Mr. an Monten leaving the rest of the party there and returning to Cim arron aud Raton. Mr. Scudder and family made the trip to Taos and re turn. Mr. Scudder is the president of the First National Hank of Trenton, V. J., which is a large concern, and is out in this country on a combined pleasure and business trip. He ex pressed himself as very much sur prised at the resources of Cimarron . , .urn iicimry, aim siateu mat lie lie- NEWSPAPER MAN HERE "Fred" Newing of Tu cumcari News Visits To Get Out Special Fred Newing, of the Tucumcari News has been spending a few days here in Cimarron in the interests of his paper. The Tucumcari News has ' ecently installed entirely new and NEW K. C. COUNCIL INSTITUTED AT RATON Trinidad. Colo., (Special), June 3. Neatly an hundred local members of tin- Knights of Co'unvbiis, in a special, swooped down on Baton Sunday for the installation of a new council in that city. Forty-live can didates were initiated by the local and Albuquerque degree teams, the Trin idad team conferring the first and second degrees and the third being conferred by the Albuquerque team. Tiie new council will be known as Coronarla council. The banquet was served afthe Sea burg hotel, the toastmaster being R. If. Gnre of this city. The iirts speak er was Mayor A, R. Stretcher of Raton, who is the grand knight of, the new council. He made a brief address of welcome. O. K. Marrón spoke next, taking for his subject the cornejls of the order in New Mex ico, of which he is the territorial deputy; George F. M tillare of this place was the third speaker on the floor and talked' for a few moments 011 "Friendship.'' Father Brunner and father Cooney-of Raton both talked briefly ' and J. E. Kane, grand knight of Trinidad council, responded to a toast. "The New Council."