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LOCALS and PERSONALS
P. X. Black returned from Raton Friday. ' Chas. Jolgrove drove up to E town Monday. y , . Mrs. Cbriitie was shopping in Raton Saturday. - Alex IcElroy returned from Las Vegas Monday evening. Ira McBride was down from Ute Park Saturday to join the new C. M. A. Star lodge. Mrs. A. H. Officer, of Raton, has' keen the guest of Mrs. Oscar Colgrove "for a few days. W. S. Merril, foreman of the C. S. hitne ranch, was in town buying sup plies Saturday. Justice of the Peace J. S. Wilson returned Monday, after a three days absence at Raton. ! Boots Fletcher of the C. S. Rauch and Billy Howard of the Uracca rodo in to town Sunday. Engineer Mayhall's engine No. 104, was in the round house over Sunday undergoing repairs. J. D. Meriiweather. maintenance of way engineer on the Rocky Mountain, was in town Friday. Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Bishop and child were paeseDgers on the Monday morning train for Raton. Ross Rulon, formerly wilh tlie Rocky Mountain track driver, is mak ing a short stay in Dawson. Neal Conley resigned his position at the round house to take up his father's bufciuess at Springer. John Littrell, of Litrell Brop., the leading harness makers of Colfax m,ntir wan in Ratnn Tiiesil;iv. WUUIJ) ....a ... ' 1 , T T 1 Lt. l.if Mr. aim .rs. ira uucsnunu icn ' for Raton Monday to attend the dance, returning to Cimarron Tuesday. Tk ...1 kniiLii hava tlwir nmv , whittle on, and were tuning it up to the standard Monday afternoon. Mr. Joan Letts, general manager of the C. S- Cattle Co. left fur Raton Mouday, via the Rocky Mountain. O. II. B. Turner, chief engineer of the St. Louih, Kockv Mountain & Pa cific, arrived Lere Tuesday evening The base ball team was called out for practice Monday at five p.iu. They will be out every day at the same -hour. Dr. Horatio Walker made a flying trip to Raton Saturday morning, re turning in time for the dance in the evening. Ira McBride went to work in the ehops Tuesday. Mr. McBride returned Tast week afer a four months visit to San Antonio, Texas. The grading will soou comuence on the Cimarron & Northwestern. The contract was supposed to have been let last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Sloane lost their three weeks' old baby last week. Mr, Sloane's father, R. M. Sloane, is fore man of the C. S. Cow outfit. Fred Whitney has his tennis court com pleted. Dr. Walker, Norman Wilkinaund Mr. Whitney tried the court out Sunday afrernoon. The new club houe adjoining ths Cimarron Townsite offices is nearly ' completed; another ten day will see its doors thrown open to the public Donald D. Keck left (he general offices of the Si- Louis, Rocky Moun tain & Pacific Co. to take the position of agent at the Ute Park station last Monday. Dave Cole, one of the most popular joucg meo in Cimarrou, resigned his position here to go in the auditor's of fice of the St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific at Raton. Engineer John Leonard took out a rpecial of two Rock Island cats and E. J. Dvdmao's private cir Monday morning, instead of hi regular run pulling the passenger. Fred Whitney baa a new stable and carriage shed under construction just south of the residence. The new tennis court completed last Sunday will separate the house and barn. A new five thousand pounu Mosier aafe baa just been installed in the Rocky Mountain depot, roitunately it is handy for Mr. Pelphrey to kwp kis plauing mill whistle in at night. Burton William", lat year Ihot rid r for the C. S. Cattle Co- at the Horse Shoe ranch, is now foreman at the Bruce Dawson ranch, one of the rauches leased by the Whitney Cut tie Co. La l week rreu wtutuey went up to bis Caliente rauch just ubore Daw- l: i I t...i bra friend, A. M. Van Dyke get a new v a I . i: T"i - S'ji air e,igiue hi woriujj. x ue eu giue baa jut been installed to pump water from the river up to the cow stable. The next time Van has a hot air problem to trestle with he ought to get Charlie Countrymen to help. That is h'u specialty. W. S. Ward. Jr. and R. S. Zéigar, Loth o Denver, Colo.,' at present with the location party of the Cimarron and Northwestern in Ponil canyon, were in to to the dance Saturday night. The members of the C. M. A.. Star lodge gave a picnic to their young lady friends in Ponil park Sunday afternoon. The young people left town in carriages at ten o'clock Sun day morning. Henry Pippan has resigned his po sition with the Southwestern Mercan tile company and left Dawson. Mr. Pippan was al-so well known in Cim arron, being a frtquenter of the Sat urday night dances. Roy Stack employed on. the C. S, home ranch, has been in town this week under the doctors care, owing to a bad tooth. Roy's face was so badly swollen it was almost impossi ble for him to speak. T. R. Nance received word Monday from the La Junta hospital that there is no hope for hia son in-law, Wm. H. Fellar. Drs. Hall and Finney say the young man is sinking fast. It is ouly a matter of days. Oscar Colgrove has had his house thoroughly renovated before moving in. The plastering contract doue by Tony Scherer, was completed Mon day, making a handsome exterior. The carpenters wiil probably finish laying the floor this week. Geo A. Stark arrived here Mondry i rom Raton to take a position as paint er at the round house. The Rocky Motictsin have two engines, several coaches, and E J. Dead man, the su perintendant's car at the shops wait ing for the painter's bjusb. A big bay team hitched to a water wagon, driven by John Kilbridge, ran away Tuesday, breaking the front axle and damaging the tank. The team were standing near the plauing mill when the twelve o'clock whistle was bio An- This started the horses. The Cimarron athletic club gave a big dance at Aztec hall Saturday night. The dance was the most sue cessful in the history of Cimarron. By 9:30 p. m. there were one hundred and twenty people in the hall. Many of those who came long distances did not arrive until later in the evening Chief Engineer A. G. Allan, of the Cimarron A Northwestern diove down from the camp Sunday. Mr. Allan was formerly assistant chief on the Grand Trunk, probably one of the most difficult pieces of engineering in the world. One location the men were forced to carry everything they owned on their back, as the brush and tim ber is so thick a horse could not trav erse it, after a trail is once cut, dog sleds are used ana tbe men all wear anow shoes for six months during the year: they have six feet of snow with the temperature very seldom up to zero. During the summer months everything is packed in canoes. C. M. A. Star Lodge Reorganized The C. M. A Star lodge has been revived with a lot of new members. owing to many of the former members leaving Cimarron during the past two years, the organization baa been allowed to die out. Now, however, the rapid grow th of the town has brought in new material. The association is for the purpose of brinpiog its mem bers together once a week to further social enjoyment. In addition toa base ball team, the lodge will give each week a dance, tally-ho party or some similay amusement, the mem bers inviting their relatives and friends. Last Saturday the boys had a very fast practice game of ball, and at each brilliant play their lodge yell: Bonm-A-ltcker, boom-A-Ucker, Bow-wow-wow Chick 4-lK-ker, chkk..Ucker Chow, chor, chow Bnnm-a-ltckcr, ch!:k--larker Ri ry, rjr We r lh ljr of I lie C. M. A. The new members enrolled weie Messrs. Ray Whiteman, Con and Joe Daley, Joe McBride, W. J. nud Ralph Vance, E C. and Henry Sherrer, Or inan Paddock, Clarence Haynes, Sud Bishop, Thomas C. Vest, Ike King man, Jeun ami r reU lainitert, 1. M. Bough, and Geo Brown. Subscribe for the Cimarron News Vret. It will cost yon just two dol 'ars a year. Addrtss the Cimarron Publishing Co., Cimarron, N. M. HAT is the happiest period human life? I am sure, writes a philosopher, there is oaly one auswer. It is now. If fr : I am doing my duty, today is the beat day I ever had. Yef-ter- J day had a happiness of its own, and up to this morning it was the best day of ail. I would not,-X however, live it over again. I string it, as a new bead, on the chaplet of praise, and tura to the better work and higher J thoughts of tbi-i present time. A ' Of all the many days of my life. i y give me today. This should be our feeling always, from the era- die to the hur when . we are called tocóme up higher. Child- hood is best for childhoo), man- hood is best for men, an old age for the silver-head Ex. MOST WONDGRFIL COAL RESOURCES IN THE WORLD (Continued from First Page) uliu is 10,000 feet high. During an eruption about fifty years ago it is slid to have destroyed two villages. 'The road runs down the Moreno valley, between the Sangre de Cristo range ou the west and the Baldy range on the east, with the great Wheeler's peak looking down upon it fiom an altitude of 14,500 feet. Tbe cost of building the road was about 130,000 a mile. It penetrates the Ute Park district, where the famous "Black Jack" gang took possession of the gold mines, drove the owners away, and retained absolute possession of them until internal dissensions broke up their compact. Even the government itself was powerless to force this desperate gang of men to give up the mines. Much of this sec tion of the couutry was once owntd by Maxwell, who, in his day was the largest individual land owner in the world, THIRTY-EIGHT WILES LONO. "These mines have leen opened and the railroad built principally by St, Louis enterprise. There is a market in the Southwest for every ton of coal and coke that we can produce. The tract of laud controlled by the com pany extends along the southern bor der of Colorado for a distance of thir ty eight miles. " J. van Houten, vice pre ident and general manager of lxth ;he miuiug and railroad company, has been in St. Louis for several days conferring with Henry Koehler, Jr., president, and Vice President Harlan, Mr. van Houten lives at Raton, N. M. The Swastika has been adopted as tbe emblem of the railroad. This is the oldest known symbol. It is found among the ruins of New Mexico, and is in general use as a good-luck charm among the Indians of the . present day. It was used centuries ago by the East Indians, tbe Biahnians and Buddhists, and was found among the ancient ruins of Persia. The Swastika is a monogmmatic figure of four branches, which at half length bend at right angle, forming almost a square. This emblem is used on all the company's cars and railroad literature. The Koehlers are . interested in the American Brewery in St. Louis. Tbos. B. Harlao is a lawyer, who came to St. Louis from Pike count v. giasouri, a few years ago. St. Patrick Entertainment. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Belton enter tained Saturday afternoon in honor of St. Patrick. Each guest on enter ing, was presented witii a silk Sham rock. Floral and other contests wore engaged in, the honors failing to Miss Margaret Chi stie, the prize being a beautiful band painted plute. Dainty refreshments were then served. Those present were Mesdames Griebel, Crocker, Duckworth, Brooks, Hick man, Record?, Miases Margaret Christie, Margaret Cavanaiigh and Nettie Hutchinson. Very Busy Architect A. L, Thompson, who a few years ago was a merchant iu Red River, is now located in North Yakima, Wash ington, and writes that be is very busy with his old profession of architect. He also states that that is the best town in all of his rounds. Red River Prospector. .Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue. Tis hard for an empty ban to stand upright. JA? t .Hf 7,' e'i'i K A. Haimbaugii Cimarron, New Mexico. Springer Stockman Notes. The range will so:m be needing some moisture. Ruy Littrell was in town from Ra ton the first of the week. Report comes down from Dawson that many cases of measles 'exist there. Max Karlsruher, of J. Appel & Co., went down to Roy last Saturday. Spring is here and the poet on its beauties is coming out into the open. M. W. Mills left Wednesday for Chicago on business, expecting to be absent a week. Andy Scherrer has made some sub stantia improvements about his resi dence. Now is the time to plant trees and shrubbery. It is nice to see people getting busy in that line. Mrs. L. B. Reynolds and children are in the citv from their hone at Dawson on a visit with relatives. Mrs. Hawkins, of Raton, visited friends in the eity last Saturday and Sunday. The lady is a dressmaker and milliner. Mrs. George Davenport and daugh ter Myrtle came down from Trinidad Sunday on a visit with relatives, re turning home Monday on No. 10. Karl Like has been spending same days out at his ranch making some necessary improvements and others required by the government land laws of these United States of Amer ica. Mr. and Mrs. Juan A. Martinez lost an infant child by death at their home on South Maxwell avenue Wednes day night. Interment was made in the cemetery cast of the city Thurs day afternoon. The first electrical storm of 1007 in this section occurred on the night of tbe 8th and was quite severe for about a half hour, Some rain accom panied the Sturm, which enlivened somewhat vegetation that bad started. James Power and family, who re cently resided on a farm east of this city, and who for years lived near Maxwell City, are now living at Mat field Green, Kas., having moved from Rat"ii to that point the first of the present month. Robert Hern, the blacksmith, old timer well known over Colfax ' and Mora counties like the highest and most prominent mountain peaks, who with his family have been living at Dawson for a couple of years, has New Piréxico is NG of the United States. Colfax County is the Most Promising Section of New Mexico. Cim arron is in the best part of - !: Colfax County. 3! Do you Want Land? Do ydu Want Town Lots? Do you Want Mining Propetty? IF YOU DO 1 CAN SERVE YOU If you Have Property For Sale I can find you a Buyer if you will list it with me. If you Own a Home, or .other insurable Property I can In sure it. BANK of SPRINGER. GENERAL BANKING Capital Paid Up OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS: Blackweu., President S. Floebshsim, Vice President C.N. D.J. Devine, Cashier G. W Gillespie M. M. Salazar R. E. Alldbedge NEAREST BANKING TOWN TO CIMARRON been 111 the city part of the week, coming down VVednesday. J. Floersheim, of Roy, who left here on January 19 for Hamburg, Germany, to be in attendance at the golden wedding of his father and mother, arrived here Monday and went down to his homo at Roy Tues day. S. Floersheim, of this city, who also made the trip, stopped over in New York for a cup!e of weeks. Mr. Floersheim made The Stockman a pleasant call before departing for his Roy home. Mrs. Darl Brown went up to Daw son Monday, having been summoned there on account of the dangerous illness of Mrs. Black, who, with her husband, lived until recently a while in this city. The lady had contracted measles, and, in conjunction with her other condition, her life is despaired of. The friends they made while in this city sincerely hope for the lady's complete recovery. It is a sad case, indeed. Yesterday it was learned that she was improving nicely. The musical and dramatic enter tainment in the opera house Thurs day evening under the direction of Mrs. Margaret Dawson, of this city, the music and elocution teacher, was one ol the best and most pleasing held in Springer for many a day. It was entirely a home talent produc tion, and the children and older peo ple participating carried out their parts to perfection. Mrs. Dawson is deserving of much credit for her work. The audience in attendance was large and very appreciative. The sum of $4575 was realized. DENIES THE SALE. The Roy Spanish-American of last week contains the following: ! "J. Appel & Company last week 1 sold out their Springer store to A. 1 Abren, of that city. Messrs. Julius Appel, A. Bachararh and M. H. Karlsruher, who comprise the com- the SPRINGER Í NEW MEXICO BUSINESS DONE. $30.000 SPRINGER HOTEL Springer. N. M. A. L. HARMON, Prop. Bar ir Corvrectior Tables furnished with thu best Hack meets all trains Special attention paid to tbe traveling f- public H. T. LANDS 40 miles east of Springer, 2500 acres for sale. These lands are part of ao estate and must be sold. , AIko niBny other small tracts c. E. HARTLEY springer; n. m. pany, intend to the Roy to confine their efforts store, and they expect to increase their stock at this place $10,000 in the near future." j A. Abreu is not known in this city. Julius Appel, member of the firm of J. Appel & Co., of this city, was seen ' with reference to the above item and denied its correctness, also desiring The Stockman to state that the firm has not sold out, but is yet doing a good business at the same location.