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NOTE The type used in this heading is from Jhe old plant of the Cimarron News and Press and w as used for a heading for the paper in the seventies. Estab. 1872 New Vol. I. CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1907 NO. 11 J 0'-s "Ttrzs jffiSik, orpp 1 y B d sy Vyj !1 sr li TRAINMEN'S BALL WAS THE USUAL SUCCESS k- '-From the Raton Range. The annual Fireman's ball at Raton, the St. Patrick's day event, is the big social event for the railroad - people and hundreds of other amuse- ' meat lovers for more than a huüdred miles in every direction. Hillside Lodge No. 295 invariably entertains the visitors to the city in a royal man ner on this occasion, and the twelfth annual ball held on Monday night was the usual successful event. The attendaoce was probably not as large as that of some of the dances in past years, but there was the sarre old swing, the cordial, jolly, fellow feeling which always characterizes these gatherings. The music was furnished by Miller's orchestra, of Raton, and was exceptionally good. . The hall was tastefully decorated in patriotic colors commemorative of the day, aod the insignia and emblems of the order of B. L. of F. and E. Ber- , ringer Hall is probably the largest dancing floor in the entire southwest, and the jolly crowd present taxed the capacity of the room. j The programs were printed in the form of a time table, superseding No. , 11, dated Mar. 19, 190fi, and coutained so many numbers that Supt. Kurn had to take a hand in calling train men himself, for Tuebday morning business. Id fact the occasion of the Annual Bull usually puts Santa Fe freight service out of business for a day out of every year, but the Santa Fe can afford it and the boys and their ladies deserve the pleasure it furnishes. EOLSOM NEWS NOTES J, P. Odell is in Clayton as a juror "this week. Miss Clair Tabor is keeping books for J. P. Odell. Mrs. Adainson's children are all sick with scarlet fever. Mr. and Mrs. Levi Tabor are visit ing in Raton this week. Mias Mattie Drew and her brother and Miss Trail are visiting friends in Raton this week. Mrs. Rook, Miss Lucy Creighton and D. B. Wenger were guests at S. I Murray's Sunday. Mr. Hill's wife and daughters are here and they will keep boarders in the Jarrell building. Everette Young and family, of Iowa, brother of John Young, are here and are thinking of locating here. . , '' It is reported that Tom Llewellyn, of Johnson Mesa, has bought the property of Mrs. Dan Young, north of town. - Miss Florence Morgan and her cousin, Miss Florence Young, spent several days visiting on the mesa this week. Miss Grace Allen, one of our very Dorjular school teachers, was the i guest of Mrs. Murray from Tuesday until Thursday. The wind blew the photograph teut down and he is putting up a good frame buildiug and will be bttter pre pared than ever to make good pic tures. J. P. Odell has moved his family out to the Mitchekl ranch which he bought recently, and Mrs. JValdroup has renbrd his house in town and will keep boaiders. Mrs. Tom Williams, of Iowa, is here visiting her husband, who has been here for the past five years. She will move here to reside permanently as soon as her children have finished their education. Greatly Exaggerated. From the Raton Range. Ira Duckworth was in the city Mon day and Tuesday on business. Mr. Duckworth states that reports con cerning the attempted robbery at the home of Eugene Keep were greatly exaggerated. Mrs. Keep suffered fiotn the rough handling and the blow she received, but has made a statement that she believed that the sole purpose of the marauder was robbery. She has recovered wholly from the incident. MOST VVONDERrUL COAL RESOURC WORLD BEING DEVELOPED IN FINITY OF CIMARRON A St. Louis Post-Dispatch Story of the St. Louis, Rocky Moun tain & Pacific Company's Vast Holdings Untold Millions of Tons of Valuable Coal Surrounded by the Grandest Scenery in the World The American Alps. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. By the completion of the Swastika Railroad in Northern New Mexico this week four St. Louis men step into a position to become the real coal barons of the United States. The road was built by the St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific Railway Co., a subsidiary corporation of the St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific company which owns 522,000 acres of coal-producing lauds the largefit coal area uuder one management in the world This coal district is three times the size of the great Frick coal and coke mines ia Pennsylvania, and one and one-half times greater than the Penn sylvania anthracite region, and five times the size of the Connellsville basin, the greatest bituminous produc ing district in the world. The principal owners of these coal mines, which embrace an area of 800 pquire miles, are Henry, Hugo and Max Koehler and Thomas 13. Harlan, an attorney, of St. Louis. There has been invested in the mines and rail road properties an aggregate of $14, 500.000. While the development of the mineral and timber resources of the district has only started, the com pany is already paying expenses and more than the interest on the invest ment. Within the course of a few years Death of Charles Van Wey From the Raton Range. The death of Charles Van Wey, of south Fourth street, was announced on Monday morning, and came as a surprise to his many friends here. Mr. Van Wey was born at Chambars burg, Pike county, Illinoins, March 5th, 1828. He served as a soldier in the Mexican war, went to California in 1850, waa married to Miss Cassan dra Dudley, of Cbambersburg, III., March 25, 1853, served three years in the Civil war, came to New Mexico in 1885. j He leaves a wife, Cassandra Van i Wev. of this itv. and three children. Mrs. Fred Born,, formerly of Raton, ' ' and F.N. Van Wey, both of Cali - fornia. and Mrs. Wrn F. Dinner, of 320 South Fourth street, with whom he made his home and where he passed away, after a brief illness of acute pneumonia, March 18, 1907. He had also eight grand children and and one great grand shild Mr. Van Wey was a member of the Masonic lodge for a number of years, and had always lived a consistent Christian life. The services were held Wednes day from the Degner home and were beautiful in their simple solemnity and were a fitting setting for tbe peaceful rest of this man ripe in yean and in goodness. - His friends are many and his faith ful and afflicted wife has their tender sympathy, as have his children and grandchildren. Model Dairy at Dawson Albert M. Van Dyke, proprietor of Dawson s Model Dairy, has just in stalled a hot air engine to pump water from his well near the river up to the cow stable, a distance of six hundred feet. Mr. Van Dyke was manager of the lower ranch for the Dawson Fuel Co. until two years ago, when he started his dairy on the old Dawson ranch, and since th it time has been constant ly enlarging, at the present time he has fifty milk cows, nearly all jerseys. Mr. Van Dyke is from Hopwell, New Jersey, aod like all Jersey men, a born farmer and dairymen. the promoters of the properties ex pect that they will be supplying fuel to the entire Southwestern country. Already great quantities of coke are shipped from the mines to Sin Diego, Cal., for export through that gateway. TO EXTEND THE ROAD. The railroad which was built to tap the coal producing regions has its ori gin at Des Moines, a short distance west of the Oklahoma boundary lin-, where it niakus connection with the Colorado & Southern and extends westward to Raton and Ute Purk, a distance of 10ri miles. Plans are already under way to build the road to Tao, a distance of forty miles. The road will follow the world-famed Santa Fe trail through the Cimarron canon the last puss through the Rocky mountains that will permit of the construction of a trans continental railway. Years ago the chief engineer of the Santa Fe surveyed the route and proposed tint the road should occupy this pass, but the plaus were changed in order to get to Santa Fe in time to save the bonuses, and the engineer resigned his position rather than submit to the humiliation of haviug his pet scheme fail. Four mines are already in operation at the towns of Koehler, Van Houtec Brilliant and Blossburg. At Koeh- DEPUTY SHERIFF MAGUIRE FATALLY WOUNDS MEXICAN IN SELF DEFENSE A bunch of about twenty Mexicans mapped out a lot of trouble for them selves Saturday night and Sunday over at Koehler, by trying to shoot up Bud Maguire, deputy sheriff at that place. Early in the evening a party went after the deputy, but were re pulsed without any trouble, and left threatening later vengeance. Late at ' n,Kul Kan reiu.ueu uu uprm. . . 1 i i i 1 . ,1 ........ A , Tllv.r TlI4o 1 C W O liUICO Red River M. R. Oldham returned from Eliza bethfokvn last week where he has been mining the past few months. J.O.Gill, of Orro, was up from his ranch last week making arrange ments to resume mining in tbe near future. E. S. Mytrs, the forest rererve rang er for this section, was at Queeta, a few days ago and made arrangement to go to that point in two or three weeks. For a week or more two men from Boston have been at Cerro, prospect ing the mountains adjacent to thut place looking for an old lost Spanish mine which the romancer claims was rich beyond calculation. J. W. Reilly, of the Bartlett min ing, property near the mouth 'of the Columbine river, left lait Saturday for Kansas City, Missouri, to consult with parties of the company that are backing him, io regard to the future development of the Bartlett. Mr. Reilly was showing us some fine ore taken from that property. Mr. P. G. Burns and children left Tuesday for Pueblo, Colorado, where they expect to spend tbe- summer. Mrs. Burn's health has been very poor and she is seeking a lower altitude. tS IN' THE ler and Gardiner over 400 coke ovens, have been installed and are in operation. The company not only owns the towns and railroads, but it has erected churches and hired preach ers for ils employes,' built school houses and hired teachets for their children, and erected hospitals for the "Our new railroad," said Thomns B. Harlan, vije president, toa Post-Dispatch raporter, "penetiates the heart of one of the most wonderful aud ro mantic sections of the couut.7, con uecting, I might say, the oldest and newest civilizations on the continent. This is the country that Coronado ex plored in 1542 aud we find the Pueblo Indians there today exactly as he de scribed them nearly four ceuturies ago. "It is not generally known that this part of the country is a section of what was ouce the Kingdom of New Spain tt?e only kingdom ever estab- lished in the preseut territory rf the, America. The Cimarron canon is 011 United States. I do not believe that j of the grandeit in the world. It lacks the Spaniards w ent so far as to crown j the rugged and foreboding appearance a king and set him up as the ruler ofjof tbe canons of Coloraco, but re the province, which embraced the 'minds the traveler of the Alpino whole of New Mexico Texas and Arizona, but aud rarls of that was evi- dently their intention. DEVELOPING THE MINES. "The company is pushing the do fire on Maguire He stood off tbe en tire crowd for some time, and finally began shooting at them in self de fense. One of the shots, a chrge from a shot gun, struck Tito Gomez, one of the Mexicans, in the abdomen, ! fatally wounding him. The crowd then dispersed, but Mr. Maguire with some assistance succeeded in arrest ing six of the gang and took them to Raton Sunday. 14 st-irfc A. 1 VIII Prospector Mr.B urns went as far as Fort Gar land, Colorado, with them. All hope Mrs. Burns will regain her health, Born: In Tacoma. Washington, March 2, 1907, to Mr. aod Mrs. John F. Young, a daughter and first child. John tried to keep it a secret from hs Red River friends, but such good luck will come to the front sooner or later. Sam Bond, assayer and promotor, of Elizabethtown, was in camp a few days this wsek with a Mr. Pand-xter. a mining expert of Butte, Montana. They were here to examine a number of propertiei and took a number of samples with them to test. Donncisna Graham, Rheriff of this county, was io Red River last Satur day and served two or three papers on parties for failure to pay their taxes. From all reports that the Prospector can gaiu, Mr. Graham is making a fine officer. J. E. Young, of Qnesta, was with him. W. D. Cannon and Joe Phipps, Jr., are down the river helping survey the line for a ditch which a party or par ties are claiming. They are going to take the water from Red River and build a ditch around the foothills for the purpose of irriga'iug th lan l around Cerro. velopment of the mines and in the course of a few years its properties will be the greatest coal producers in the United States, if not in the world. It would be imposs ble to estimate the amount of coal contained in the com pany's possessions. The coal is taken out by what is known as drift miniug. We dig right intu the side of the mountain ou the veins of coal. This is the cheapest of all kn wn methods of mining. "In the same section of the country there are gret quantities of gold, sil ver, iion and copper, and vast timber resources. The work of developing the properties began several years ago aud it was found necessary to build the railroad to get an outlet fur tba product of the mines. Already 300 f 1 eight cars, six passenger cars and eight locomotives are iu opera- tion 011 the system This is one of the most remarkable regions from a semic point of view iu scenery. Ourro.-id circles the base of Mount Capulín, at the summit of which is one of the most perfect vol canic craters in America. Mount Caj (Continued on page 8 ) Raton News Notes. Miss Katharine Peden has resigned her position with Cohn Bros., aud has moved to Koehler to live with her parents. D. B. Cole, who has been employed at Cimarron by the Townsite com pany has accepted a position with the St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific in the auditor's department. Vernon Burch, son of E. N. Burch, who has been visiting in Adams and Harrison counties, Iowa, has returned to bis home and will spend the sum mer on Johnson me a looking after bis father's interests. Mr. Hugo Seaberg will soon an nounce the opening of the addition to his hotel, tbe construction of which is practically completed. Tbe equip ment for the hoiel has commenced to arrive in Raton and the work of in stalling it is under way. The formal announcement of the opening is ex pected at ao earlier date than was thought possible when tbe work of of equipping tbe hotel was begun this because of the remarkable time made by the first car of furniture from Chicago, which came through in seven days via tbe Rook lsUod system, C. & S. railway and the St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific Railway. Property on Iron Mountain of Elizabethtown Changes Hands The purchase of the property on Iron mountain, owned by Miss Mary Lynch, Joseph Lowery, Mike Reigen and' Thomas Bird, by parties con nected with and backing the St. Louis, Rocky Mouu'ain k Pacific railroad means more than the casual observer may thiuk. The property is shunted on one of the best iron moun tains in the West. The mountain is situated near EHz aliethtown and the purchase of thi property means that tbe railroad wil soon be extended to that point. Tbe mountain bus em ugh ron ore that would pay to ship, to keep one railroad busy freighting it for the next twenty years. Rd River Pros pector. I DENVER FREIGHT SERVICE E0R RATON The St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific Railway announce that ar rangements have been completed, effective March 19tb, whereby local freight from Denver will be loaded in a solid Raton car, on Monday, Thurs day and Saturday of each we?k. This arrangement will expedite the move ment of small freight shipments to Raton, as it will eliminate the uecssi- ty of transfer en route. Shipment? for other points beyond Raton, such as Koehler, Cimarron, Ute Park, etc. will for the time being, be loaded iu the Raton car and ivill necessi'aie but one transfer between Denver and des tination. Inasmuch as much of the dehy to freight is caused by transfer ring some at junction poiots.the above arrangements" will be of decided ad vantage to Riton merchants and oth er consi 'nnes, as the scheduled time of this car from Denver to Raton is thirty five hours. An added advantage secured to shippers by this arrange ment, is the fact that shortages now common in freight shipment, will ba eliminated, all shipments will come through in solid cars. Ihis advantage wil: be recognized by sfrppers. FAIRBANKS TOR 1908 Mr. Fairbanks' presidential boom is quietly but actively astir, aud is the subject of growing comment. Every body knows that Mr. Fairbanks is in the held, and not in a merely "recept ive" and mildly deprecatory way, as some gentlemen iu reality quite us in dustrious as Mr. Fairbanks affect to be. But there is a mistaken notion that Mr. Fairbauks is busier than any other candidate stringing wires and laying plaus against the campaign of 1908; and on that assumption it is argued that those men who iu the past have pursued the presidential prize nnst actively have failed to reach it. That is a superficial olwervation based, not on any principle of logic, but on a few striking instances sup porting it. But there are instances tbe other way; and the Washington Star, which believes that the dignified and substantial vice president's posi tion and abilities warrant tbe quota tion of his stock high up in tbe list, cites a few of tbeni: Jackson reached tbe goal after one terrible disappointment and some very protracted and strenuous cam paigning. Buchanan was a standing candidate for years and sought and obtained the English mission with the view of advancing his presidential prospects. Between 1889 and 1892 Mr. Cleveland played openly for his third nomination aod won both it and thb election. General Harrison's lightning rod was up some years be fore 1888, when the lightning struck it, and Mr. McKioley from the time he left congress in 1891 until 1816' was as good as an avowed candidate for the White House. Mr. Fairbanks' honorable ambition to reach the highest honor of Ameri can citizenship will undoubtedly move him to avail himself of every proper aod dignified meaos to further his prospects. He is a strong, safe man oi the substantial ana conserv ative sort the people of this country bave generally preferred and will re turn to sooner or later when the pars ing bent for radical experiment and innovations, bred of a now largely complied neJ of a program ol strenu ous reforms, is over. Wbetber the change in the popular mood will come in time to make Mr. Fairbanks as available as be is safe, saue, cleuu and moderate, is h quest ion. There cau be no questiou that a restored preference for candidates of the McKioley and Fairbanks typo would make for general roufhletice and the continuance of prosix-rity. .Milwaukee Seutiuel. Looking for Something Good. Charles Colter was looking , over some ranch properties near Springer lastSuodaj. Mr. i 'olter says , he is looking for souetbing desirable to farm this spring.