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THE CIMARRON NEWS AND PRESS
Published every Thursday at Cimarron. New Mexico By the CIMARRON PUBLISHING COMPANY tmcred an 8eooud-Ias, matter January 10, IKU7, at the post office at Cimarron, Kew Mexico, under the act of Congress of March S, llftV. SUBSCRIPTION TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR DISPLAY ADVERTISING 15 CENTS PER INCH y EDITORIAL v Representative Abbott, of Col fax county, has just introduced a measure in the house donating the old court house at Springer to the Sisters of Loretta for use as a con vent. The bill was passed by a vote of 1 2 to ii, and will now go to the council. We believe the bill should pass the council. The building has long been an expense to Collax County, without enum eration for anyone. It is a valua ble edifice, on an excellent site, and would be especially adapted for the purposes of the bill men tioned. The town of Springer would benefit by the change, and a noble institution would be established. The appropriation bill, with all its riders still sleeps in the Coun cil Committee, where it is said a lot of the barnacles will be scraped off, and it wiil prubably be steered back to the house in a more sea worthy condition. Very few peo ple in New Mexico are willing to accept the bribes offered by the bill if they have to swallow the undesirable provisions. Socorro has au improvement associ ation made up of the men and women of the town and these work together for the the improvement of the city ami its euviroumeot. Their next work is to be the building of a good road to the School of Mines adjacent to the city. Katon needs a public improvement association to Icau in good roads to some ot our scenic spots anil to do many other needed public act of improvement lor the city. that after a careful investigation it has found that Mr. Barnes was jus tified in every particular in making the statements he did. We are abso lutely certain that Mr. Barnes inter viewed Secretary Garfield and that the secretary made the remarks ac credited to him. When these dis patches were received the Optic made an effort to find Mr. Barnes, but un fortunately he was out of the city. Like all telegraphic news that comes from regular sources, it was pub lished. That Secretary Garfield used the words ((tinted in Mr. Barnes' cor respondence, there was never a doubt, but it was quite possible that the talk was, not intended for publication. But even this is no longer a matter of uncertainty. Mr. Barnes had abso lute authority to quote Mr. Garfield, and bis action has since been ap proved by that official. Las Vegas Optic. WHEN WOMEN CUARfiEL. "You know how I despised tier. I have had my revenge." "Gracloua, Katherine! I hope you have done nothing desperate?" "Yea, I have done my worst." "Merciful goodness! You haven't killed her, have you?" "No, but listen. I laughed at her hat." "My!" "And her waist." "Gracious!" "And ridiculed the hang of her aklrt." "My!" "And. to make my revenge complete, I made faces at her baby. Now, who can say I did not get even?" Chicago Dally News. A Faulty Theory. Do you know what I believe about myself?" asked the man with the mystical eyes and the straggling whis kers. "No. What do you believe about yourself?" mechanically asked the weary listener.. "I believe that I am the reincarna tion of Napoleon." ' "Nonsense! No matter how much confidence Napoleon had in himself, he wouldn't have wanted to start In at the bottom all over again." Judge. THE CONCEITED COW. Tom W. Lawson writes us from Chicago, 111., to look out for Fri day the 13th. The next month in which Friday comes on the 13th is September, and we dead sure will look for it. Tom must have something up his sleeve. TOLD THE TRUTH. An Indian Territory editor was run iiina the motto, "We tell the truth," at the head ! his paper. The other day, however, he was compelled to encounter several gentlemen who ob jected to the truth being told, and as a consequence the motto disappeared ami the following was inserted: "Until ne recover from the injuries recently received, this paper will lie just like the rot of them." J'.nt the greatest factor in the for mation of public opinion is the press. It (fathers and publishes the facts upon which opinions are formed the experiments, the successes and the failures of thu-e in authority ; it crit icises and analyzes; it commends and condemns; it suggeMs and advises; and it finally records the public view. Indeed, it is said that there are only two ways of obtaining the opinion of the public on political question, and that is through the voice of the press r by a vote at an election. Now there are thine who say that news papers are rather dc.ilc-- in the raw material of public opinion thin simp ers oí Us finished form; that they are detectnes who run down and report opinion more than they instruct and guide it, and that they perform the fumtioii which Gladstone said was largely the oi'iu e of the orator; that is, they recen c front the public as mist what they (five back as a shower. They do present to the public, how ever, the material out of which its judgment is formed, and whether they record more than they instruct, they do help the multitude to make tip its mind and do give intelligent expressions to its shapeless mass of dim ami halt" formed ideas. Chief Justice Johnston, of Kansas, in To fieka Capital. , BABY UP TO NOW. "Oh, for a pair of scales." he said; "the baby must be weighed!" Yet none around the place were found, and all were sore dis mayed, For babies must be weighed at once; the neighbors must be told, Yet who would take an infant out, the weather being cold? I lien rose its aged grandpapa and got into the game; He had a scheme to tip the beam with baby on the same. No plan was his that flickers up and in its weakness fails He'd listen for that raspiifg screech and get the iceman's scales. 1 lie iceman m his flannel shut pro tested, but in vain; 1 hey weighed that infant on his scales and hefted it again. And, lo! even of the greatest freak that on the earth abounds, mat liatiy tilted ott the scales at forty-seven pounds! Dallas News. ivtus AN EVERYDAY SCENE. Pedestrian What's all that fuse about In that house a wedding? Resident Xo. A new baby arrived last night and all the women in the neighborhood are goiug into ecstasies over it. "Who Is that tall man all the women are crowding around?" "He Is a minister, come to fix the date for the christening." ! "And who is the short man who at tracts so much attention?" ! "He is the doctor." I "Ah! 1 see. That no-account fellow, who Is being pushed out of the way or run over, is the hired man, I pre' sume?" "Xo; he's the father." I Explaining it. ' "It was too much education that landed me here, mum," said the bur glar to the visitor at the penitentiary. "1 had an assistant who was born in Boston. Ono night we had a good second-story Job, but he queered the whole thing at the last minute." i "How do you mean?" asked the vis itor. - "When I told him to climb up the .down spout, to get the swag out of the spcond story, he said: 'I refuse to do anything so paradoxical,' and Just then the copper woke up and collared us." Judge. Shakeipenan Citation. Profits''!- of English Literature Can yon cite any passage from Shakespeare which presages the com ing ot the automobile? Freshman Yes, sir. . "Curses not iourt but deep." Probably Not "In her application for a divorce a flushing woman makes use of 42.000 Words." "Gee! Her husband is not going to contest her action, la he?" Hous ton Post. A WORD ABOUT THE GARFIELD INTERVIEW Kegardlcs of the fart that the in terview given nut by Mr. Will C Parnés, of this city, in which he quot ed Secretary Garfield, have been de nied by a Washington correspondent, (he Optic takes pleasure in saying HI. Need. "vThat you need, my man, Is change of scene." "0e!" "What is your business?" "I'm a scene shifter at de t'eater." Houston Post, Now, what do you think! Since that cow has had her picture painted by the artists, she's that stuck-up she won't give any more milk!" File- gende Blaetter. A Hunch. If you wish to kill time Your life is your own. But don't botlipr busy men, Leave them alone; If some one in knocking, Some ehnp with a will. If you can't say something Good of him keep alill, Houston Post. Didn't Suit Her. The Judge Where's your wife? The Prisoner At home, your honor. "Wasn't she subpoenaed also to be In court?" "Yes, your honor.' "Well, why didn't she come?" "She heard that a person was not allowed to talk only when spoken to in court, your honor!" Yonkers Statesman. One of Many. Mr. De Diute Cawn't I Intwoduce to you my fwlend Arthur Wemtng ton? He is a litewawy man, you knaw. Miss De Belle Indeed! Mr. De Dude Aw, yes. He sent the Society News a list of the guests at the last. parity, and the editah ac cepted it, bah Jove! X. Y. Weekly. Professional. Popkins Speaking of frenzied finan ciers, our family physician's at the top of the heap. Wllkins He is, eh? ' Popkins You bet he Is. When I called him In to see my little hoy who had swallowed a nickel he made me cough up Z. Chicago Daily News. The Sinews of War. "So he was elected, after all?" said the ordinary citizen. "Easily," replied the politician. "There was so much mud flung at him that I was sure he would he defeated." "Yes; but, you see, he came down with lots of dust." Judge. Similar but Different. 'The bare limbs of those trees," be remarked, "bring to my mind pleasant recollection of my vacation last summer." "In what way?" she queried. "I spent my vacation at the sea- hore, you know," he explained " ffl axwell Land GrantCo dj HUMERAL LANDS Extensive Areas of High and low grade Ore awaiting Development Cold Silver Copper ron Our Mining Regulations are very fav orable to the Prospector. These Reg ulations apply to all Mineral Lands contained within the Boundaries of the Grant in New Mexico except reserva tions indicated on the mineral maps published by the Company Within this reservation Special Ar rangements will be made with parties desiring a large acreage andTwho are prepared to develop the same are All Conditions favorable to the success of District the For further information write ' - . - The Maxwell Land Grant Company j CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO A Desperado. "So this Is a typical frontier town, eh? I suppose you have citizens who have killed their men?" "There goes one now." "A peaceable looking chap. How many notches has he on hfs gun?" He doesn't carry a gun." "Not carry a gun!" "Nope; he's a doctor." Houston Post. BOTH SICK OF IT. He When we were married I thought we were to be two souls with but a single thought. She Well, aren't we? Don't we both wish we were single again? Rochester Democrat. Remsberg Mercantile " Company Wholesale Grocers We are prepared to ship immediately straight or mixed cars of anything in Groceries, Flour, Hay, Grain. Salt, Potatoes. Salt Meats, Lard. Prompt and Special Attention Always Given to our Orders Raton, New Mexico Mutual Sense of Humor. 'How are you getting on with your titled son-in-law?" "Better," answered Mr. Cttmrox. We are both getting so we don't feel so much like laughing every time we ee each other." Washington Star. Not 80 Very Flattering. Howell What do you think of Row. ell? Powell Well, to be perfectly frank, I don't think he la fit to have desk room la s dog house. X. y. Press. And They Say Figures Can't Lie. Jones Do you believe there Is safety In numbers? Skorcher Sure; whenever I'm ex ceeding the speed limit, I hang some other chap's number on the back of my a)ito! Life. A Way to Do It "He made money by that garbage contract." "Yes; he struck pay dirt." Balti more American. The Brute. She always addressed him as Mr. Until he took ceñirán and Kr. But now that they're wed Like a hrute he has aald That he wishes to goodness he'd Mr. I'earson's Weekly. No Wonder. Foote Llghte And yon say she can't believe a thing her husband says? Miss Sue Bretle Certainly she can't! Her husband Is her press agent! Yonkers Statesman. HE IS A WISE MAN.... Who taken advantage or opportunities. Some of the greatest Fortune In Amor lea have been made Injudicious Investments In real estate. They have been mude by meo who were ble to fulhom Into the future and discern the trend oí develop ments, . r TO DAY.... Thousands or dollars are seeking investment In New Mexico where the assured rate of Income is greater than In any other section of the country. CIMARRON and VICINITY.... Is Just now In the eyes of the publica the most promising field of New Mexico for investment, If you are seeking a home In a congenial clime, it you are looking for safe returns on Investment, It will pay you to come and look over the situation I can sell you town lots that will double your money In one year. Business men who are looking for a location will find at Cimarron conditions that will please ' them. Beautllully located, surrounded by Inspiring scenery, with a Urge section of grailng and farming country as a cl.entage with new development In the tuln. w,uiiii,i,.u.uu; goiug on, me neia is inilcing. 1 have for sale a large rooming house and restaurant that Is paring 20 on an Investment ol M,rK). The buildings are new and occupy three lot pay you to investigate. oer cent. lots. It will Cimarron, F. A. HAIMBAUGH New Mexico- Poverty and Wealth. Miss De Pretty I was out riding to day with Mr. Swellhead, the editor of the Hightone Magazine. Poor Author (rival suitor) Did he pay for the rig In postage stamps? N'. Y. Weekly. His Own Medicine. "What cured Smartly of practical Jokes?" "One of them." Detroit Free Press. The Usual Way. "Does your father keep an auto mobile?" "No; he doesn't keep It. He mere ly borrows It from the repair-shop when it happens to be in running or der." Judge. A flatterer never seems absurd. 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