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ITIZEN The Cimarron Valley Has the Land, Climate and Water. Wanted One Thousand Farmers FIRST YEAR Entered as second-class matter at th postoffice at Cim arron, N. M., under act of Congress, March J, 1879.- CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 1908 NUMBER 21 HON.CHAS.A. SPIESS HERE Cánaidate to High Off ice Passes Through Cimarron Hon. Chas. A. Piess of Las Vegas, was one of a party composed of Mr. J. van Houten, Mr. E. J. Dedman, Hon. Frank Springer, and Hon. Chas. Springer who went through Cimarron last week on a special car to Ute Park. Mr. Spiess gave the Fourth of July address here in Cimarron and is also a candidate for nomination as Dele gate to Congress on the Republican ticket. Many of the more influen tial papers, and scores of the biggest men in Northern New Mexico have announced that Mr. Spiess is their choice for Congressional Delegate, and that they will give to his candi dacy their full and unqualified sup port. Mr. Spiess stated that his can didacy is receiving as much impetus as he had expected it to so shortly after his announcement that he would run for office, and that his friends are very cordial and earnest in his behalf. He seemed to be very optimistic, and was in an undoubted ly good humor. Mr. Spiess further stated that if he is nominated by the Republican con vention, he will enter into the race against the Democratic nominee with every expectation of winning, and thereafter using his utmost endeav ors toward the betterment of his con stituents regardless of politics, and that the advancement of the interests of what he earnestly hopes to be able to call the STATE OF NEW MEX ICO, will be his chief aim and ef fort. It is t'.ie avofced intention of Mr. Spiess, so the Citizen under stands, to gracefully submit to the voice of the Republican convention, if he is not its chosen nominee, and to give to the successful candidate every aid in his power, believing as he does in the principles of the Re publican party, and believing further that only by a united effort will the Republican candidate be elected this coming campaign. WILL LOCATE NEAR HERE Mr. Tom Donnelly, of Idaville: Ind.. who has been visiting in this vicinity for two wweks, has return ed home. He will reiurn about Sept. I with several of his friends, with the expectation of interesting them in this part of New Mexico. He had only words of praise for our climate and hopes to spend next year here for the benefit of his health. WEST TO DECIDE THIS CAMPAIGN Chicago, July 21. Chicago proba bly will be the headquarters o the Republican congressional committee as well as the center of activity for the presidential ticket. A confer ence of the ' congressional " leaders was held yesterday at - the Unión League club, and another meeting will be held late in the week. Speaker Joseph G. Cannon, Con gressman William B. McKinley, Congressman Henry C. Loudenslag er of New Jersey, and Senator James Hemenway of Indiana, were present and went over the list of states in which the work of the congressional committee will be centered. It was agreed that the burden of the work will be in the west, and for this reason it was thought advisable that the headquarters of the commit tee be established in Chicago. When the conferees' return it , is probable that an agreement will be reached as to the chairman of the committee to succeed James Sher man, the vice-presidential ' nominee. STEEN LEAVES FOR TRINIADD xienry sicen, jr., wno lias Deen in the employ of the Cimarron Town site Co. for the past year, has left for tt n. r i t . Trinidad where he has a better posi tion offered him. Mr. Steen has not been in the best of health for some little time, and found that the con finement of the office was telling on him. Before leaving he spent a month out in the mountains, and re turned much improved. He states that he is in love with Cimarron and will return here as soon as he can possibly do so. TEACHERS ELECTED Teachers for Cimarron Schools Elected for Ensuing Year At a meeting of the school direc tors of District No. Three, in which Cimarron is located, the teachers for the coming school year were elected. There will be only three teachers un til the new school building is ready for occupancy but here were over sixteen applications for positions. Miss Mable Ring was the only one of the last year's corps who applied for re-election, and she will be back in her old position next year. Miss Ellis, the last ye.ir's principal, will study art in Chicago and Miss Cav anaugh will take the much needed rest her health demands at her old home in Las Vegas. Mr. Carl R. Pugh, who was elected as principal of Cimarron schools, has been engaged in teaching for some years, having taught in the district schools at Salem, Ind., for two years,' acted as assistant principal at Gran din, North Dakota,' and last year having been principal of the Sweet schools in the same state. Miss Cor-' nclia Burke, who was a teacher in the Dawson schools last year, was also elected to a position as teacher here in Cimarron. Miss Burke will have charge of what are called the pri mary grades. As soon as the new building is ready for occupancy, there will be four teachers in the Cimarron schools, but when this will be re mains to be seen. AUTOMOBILE PARTY WAS THROUGH HERE , Last Saturday afternoon an auto mobile party passed through Cimar ron in two automobiles, driven by Mr. C. F. Remsberg and his son Forest. The party, which was com posed of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Rems berg, Mr. and Mrs. Koontz, Messrs. Forest and Walker Remsberg and Misses Florence and Gertrude Rems berg, had been spending a week or so out on the upper Remsberg ranch west of Ute Park, fishing and camp ing. STRONG FISH YARNS; SHADE OF WALTON! LOOK AT THIS ONE Winstcd, Conn., July 21. Pete, a lone trout in a deep spring at Win tergreen, the summer home of the writer at Highland lake, answers to his name, coming to the surface whenever his name is spoken. He has also been taught to jump out of the water to take worms from a per son's fingers. Pete was one of three trout plac ed in a small pond fed by water from the spring last summer. He work ed his way up the small stream un derground into ' the walled spring during the winter. " Several trout "of Pete's size he is fully ten inches long hare ' been placed in the spring at different times this season to keep Pete com pany, but the instant the trout were released in the spring Pete took af ter them and put them to death. Pete has kept the water free of insects of all kinds as well as frogs. . GET LAND FOR SCHOOL District No. Three Gets Land for School in Cimarron School District No. Three, in which Cim'arron is centrally located, has recently acquired title to the west one-half of Block twenty-eight of the town of Cimarron. This tract oí- land consists of Lots one to twelve inclusive, and lots twenty-one to thirty-two inclusive, and is almost an ideal location for the new school building which will be erected there on. In order that the location of this land may be better known, it might be well to say that it is the west half of the block bounded by Collinson and Euclid avenues and Eighth and Ninth streets, the Wilson blacksmith shop being situated on the southeast corner of this same block. In fact there is more than a "half block in the newly acquired premises, since it comprises all but eight lots out of the thirty-two, and has a three hun dred foot frontage on Ninth street, which is destined to become the main business street in Cimarron. It will be remembered that the dis trict voted bonds for $10,000.00 to erect a school building in Cimarron, and the board of directors are now busily engaged in getting things ready for advertising for bids on the construction work. They have the plans and specifications of the fine two-story four class room building which will be either stone or brick. It will be modern in every respect, heated by hot air, and will be so built that another wing can be added at any time that necessity demands. Tt is to be hoped that the preliminary work of placing the bonds, and such other necessary matters can be com pleted 0 that the contract can be let and construction begun within a few weeks. RATTLE SNAKE BIT SMALL GIRL LITTLE FOUR-YEAR - OLD DAUGHTER OF PEDRO ABI LA BITTEN BY RATTLE SNAKE Last Week, the little four-year-old daughter of Pedro and Mrs. Ahila was bitten by a rattle snake. The father, who is working on the ranch of Mr. Chas. Springer, was told by the little child that something that made a noise like a bee and that had no legs bit her on the leg just below the knee. Believing that she was stung by a wasp, he didn't pay much attention to the complaint. But as quickly as he told Mrs. Springer about it, the little girl was at once taken to the Springer home, and medical aid summoned at once. Be fore the doctor arrived, the child's leg had begun to swell very badly. Handkerchiefs were twisted around the limb above the wound, whiskey was administered, and the father sucked as much of the venum from the bite as possible. On the arrival of the doctor, the wound was lanced and poultices were applied. For a few days the child was at death's door, but the doctor says that thanks to Mrs. Springer's prompt and ef ficient aid, and the faithful manner in which she had been in attendance upon the little patient, the child is now on the rapid road to recovery unless complications set in. DETECTIVE BITTEN BY HOG DIES OF LOCKJAW Kansas City, July 21. James Mc Mahan, a well known criminal de tective, and for many years proprie tor of a private detective agency in this city, died yesterday of tetanus, the result of being attacked and bit ten by a hog on his farm, near Leeds. SLOCUM TO TUCUMCARI Mr. F. W. Slocum, who recently opened up a watch repairing shop here in Cimarron, left last Sunday morning for Tucumcari, where 'he will engage in his chosen business. Mr. Slocum stated that he was not leaving Cimarron for good and all, and as soon as business picks up a little, he will return and again open up a shop. He does not, however, sever all business relations here, but has made arrangements whereby he will continue to look after the Cimar ron trade. CIMARRON i LEADS LIST Donates More Cash to Homeless Children than other towns Rev. W. A. Nicholas, who has been canvassing Cimarron and vicinity in the interests of the Children's Home society whose headquarters are in Albuquerque, stated to a representa tive of the Citizen that Cimarron headed the list in cash donations to the society. Mr. Nicholas spent the better part of a week in Cimarron and the country immediately sur rounding it, and while here, collected mor? money than he has ever collect ed Trom any city regardless of its size. He was very gratified over the results of his visit, and in speaking of the matter said "I have canvassed Dcming, Silver City, Tucumcari and other cities much larger than Cimar ron, but in none of them have I re ceived as many or as large cash sub scriptions as I have right here in Cimarron. I find that your people are greatly interested in the work done by my society and arc cheerful givers to the extent of their purses. I have been most courteously receiv ed by every one, and have not been made to feci that the donations were grudgingly given. I would far rath er he refused outright than to receive a reluctant donation, or to feel that it was given, not for the good of the cause, but merely to get rid of me. I want to thank the people of Cimar ron for what they have done, and they have every reason to be proud of the fact that their donations ex ceed those 1 have received from any other city regardless of size by about one hundred dollars." SWASTIKA TO CHANGE HANDS POPULAR HOTEL TO AGAIN CHANGE HANDS. MRS. MINNIE PEARSON TO TAKE CHARGE There will be another change in the management of the deservedly popular Swastika Hotel at the last of this month, when Mr. and Mrs. John Livingston and Miss Belle Living ston, who have been running it for some little time past, will turn it over to Mrs. Minnie Pearson. Aside from finding the work connected with the care and management of the hotel too hard, Mr. and Mrs. John Liv ingston have other plans for the fu ture, and Miss Belle Livingston finds that she is needed at home to help her mother who is not in the best of good health. Mrs. Pearson, who is an excellent manager and accomplished woman in all matters relative to the conducting and management of a hotel of this high order, will be assisted by her sister, Miss Emma Larson. The gen eral high excellence and high stand ard the Swastika has maintained in the past, and is now maintaining, will not suffer by reason of the change in the management BALL TEAM DISBANDS Base Ball Team Dis bandsCould Not Secure Games The baseball fans of Cimarron will be greatly grieved to learn that the Cimarron baseball team has been dis banded for the season. Cimarron has had a splendid base ball team this year in spite of the fact that it did not come out winner in all games as it did last year. It has not only played in hard luck at times, but it has had better and faster teams to play against than was the case last year. But the fact that it lost a cer tain per cent of its games had noth ing to do with the disbanding. There were several reasons for the act, but the principal reason was that no dates could be arranged with other teams. Several teams in this part of the country have gone to the wall this year, and those that are left have every available date filled up for over two months ahead. Yankee won't play with us, nor could a game be ar ranged with Raton. Dawson has its dates all filled for over six weeks ahead, and with no one to play, it is useless to keep a team together at a great expense. The disbanding of the team, how evet, does not mean that Cimarron is to be without baseball this summer The boys who composed the team are mostly Cimarron boys having permanent positions here in Cimar rón. Out side of the first team, there arc a ln.rge number of other good ma terial for the baseball field, and al ready two teams have been organized for the fun of the game. Purely lo cal teams will be picked weekly, and pames will be the order of the day each week as heretofore. There will be as much fun connected with these encounters as formerly, but possi bly the playing will not be of such a high class as has been witnessed on the local field in the past. LIVRAN ADDS PLUMBING Will Run Plumbing De partment in Hard ware Siore Mr. Henry Livran, who has re cently started up a hardware store in the Riley block here in Cimarron, will add a plumbing department to his already large store. Mr. Livran has already a hardware and harness repariing departments, and he is now engaged in adding a full line of plumber's fittings and fixtures to his stock. When seen by a representa tive of the Citizen he stated that he will handle all kinds of pipe and pipe fittings, and will also carry quite an extensive line of fixtures, such as bath tubs, toilets, closets, etc. Mr. Robert Barr, who has been in the employ of the Cimarron Town site Co., will be in Mr. Livran's em ploy as the head of the plumbing de partment, and he states that he will be ready to handle any plumbing job furnishing all materials necessary in a very short time. Mr. Livran has sent in his orders for his new stock tnd hopes to have them on hand within a week or so. In addition to the .regular plumbing supplies, Mr Livran states that he wilt also handle sewer pipes and connections, and that he will be in a position to make sewer connections at almost any time now. PUT UP BIG AWNING The Maxwell Mercantile Co. have recently installed a new canvas awn ing on the front of their sore. The awning extends over the entire front and out over the sidewalk for twelve feet. While the workmen were en gaged in putting it up, the heavy afi fair slipped over the rollers and fell. Fortunately it struck no one in its fall. DANCE AT MAKIN HALL. Last Saturday night a most enjoy able dance was held at the Matkin hall, and in spite of the rain of the afternoon, quite a large crowd was in attendance. Mrs. Matkin presided over the ivory keys and gave her "us ual hight grade music. BIG RAIN AT CIMARRON Heavy Down Pour Fills Ditches to Over flowing The biggest rain of the season hit Cimarron last Saturday afternoon about four o'clock, and for a time it looked as if a great amount of dam age was going to be done by the ex tremely heavy downpour. Luckily however, there was no wind to speak of, or the storm might have caused greiit damage. The rain, which last ed about an hour and a half, filled the irrigation ditches to overflowing and the water ran down the streets in torrents. 1 lie rrench irrigation ditch, which runs down between the city park and the depot, was a raging flood, and for a time it was believed that it would take the culvetrs out all along the line. The water filled the old ditch on Tenth street to over flowing, and in front of the Oxford hotel, it was necessary to pull up the street crossing in order to let the water past and also to save the walk. The Oxford cellar was filled with water, and the depot narrowly miss ed the same fate. But aside from these small inci dents, the damage done in Cimarron was small, while the good the heavy rain did in Cimarron and the sur rounding country cannot be estimat ed. This rain was the most general rain that has visited this community for some time. FINDS MAN IN WIFE'S ROOM; BREAKS IN AND KILLS BOTH El Reno, Ókla., July 21. James Lcusby, a barber, whose true name is believed to be Charles McCain, this morning shot and killed W. T. Woods a grocery clerk whom he found in his wife's room, and then he shot and killed his wife. Lcusby, or McCain, married Rosa Vain in Kansas City six years ago. They came here to live and he left his wife several months ago, going to Clarcmore, Okla. He returned here a few days ago. Early this morning he went to his former home and after breaking in the door he shot Woods to death. He then left, returning a few minutes later, killed his wife. He was arrested. LIGHTNING GOLD PLATES A MAN'S TROUSERS St. Louis, July 2t. J. II. Palmer of Kenwood Springs, St. Louis coun ty, yesterday was sitting at a table with a friend when there was a heavy clap of thunder and a blinding flash A streak of fire leaped through the door and shot across the table. The friend fell backward and was dazed. When he came to Palmer was laughing at him. "It never touched me," he said, Later he had occasion to look at his watch. It was golden hued no longer. The lightning had oxidized it ' and it was a dull brownish balck. The chain too, was oxidized, and along the line wheer it had touched his trousers the cloth wat a bril liant yellow.