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era n i ñ r3 yy NCfTE -The type used in this heading is from thé old plant of the Cimarron News andPress and was used for a heading for the paper in the seventies. Estab. 1872 New Vol. I. CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1907 NO. 12 SI aoccc liiU It I! I lilL Denver freight Service for Raton .The St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & I Pacific railway announce - that ar rangements have been completed, ef fective March 19, whereby local freight from Denver will be loaded in a solid Raton car on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of each week. This arrange rangemeiit will expedite the move ment of small freight shipments to m Raton, as it will eliminate the neces sity of transfer en route. Shipments for other points beyond Raton, such as Koehler, Cimarron, Ute Park, etc., " ill for the timé being, be loaded in the Raton car and will necessitate but one transfer between Denver and des tination. Inasmuch as much of the delay to freight is caused by transfer ring same at junction points, the above ' arrangemente will be of decided ad vantage to Raton mercha nts and other consignees, as the scheduled time of this car from Denver to Raton is thirty-five hours. An added advant age secured to shippers by this ar rangement, is the fact that shortages now common in freight shipmeut, will be ; eliminated, all fchipments will come through in solid cars. This ad vantage will recognized by shippers. MALLETT KNOCKED OUT IN THIRD ROUND The twenty round prize fight in Dawsou on March 18. ended in the third round, Kid Mallet, the home man, being knocked out by Jimmy Garrey, of Trinidad. While the go lasted it was a very fast fight. Mai let was about ten pounds the heavier, but was outclassed. He put up a game fight and stood a great deal of punishment. - - " The first round was very fast, both -men beii)nt it hammer and tongs. This was Garvey's round. In the second the honors were about even. Mallett did his best fighting in this round. ' The third round went thirty seconds when Garvey handed Mallet the sleep producer. It was a clean ; knockout. f Garrey said he was well pleased with the way be was treated while in ,; Dawson. The go was fought before about two hundred people. The first preliminary was won by , Harry Pepin defeating Fritz Sheffara. ; the second was a draw between Pete TWto or.t Inf TlrvsuCnlrl on4 tkatKi.rl i 1 uuu uui uumuuju au' vumu, b jtwten Shag Shay and Geo. Fortune was also a draw. THEIR DEMANDS NOT GRANTED Chicago, Wednesday. Train men and conductors on all railroad lines west of Chicago have rejected the recent. offer of an increase in wages. The official canvasses of the referen dum vote which have been in pro gress for a fortnight, will begin to Aiy. It is stated further that the train men have voted to strike if their de mands,, are not granted. Unless the rjnlroad managers offer further con cessions, a strike of fifty thousand men is likely to result. When the conference between rep- resentatives of the employes and the companies adjourned" February twen-jper ft iy-sevcn, 11 was wun mc uiiuciaianu- fi ing that another conference would f be held after the men had voted upon ' the managers offer. this second meeting is expected to be held next week. ;. . ' The imnatriTS have already offered J t? submit the entire controversy to arbitration, but it is stated that this weeks for freight and have borne ex propoüition has' also been rejected by asperating delays; are pleased to have the voting members of the unions. (this prompt service, and the bulk The offer which the men are said 0f freight now received in the city tff have rejected was for an increase arrives over the Swastika Route. The of ten per cent to men in the freight new rate and the improved service service and of ten dollars a month to W1 te a ; great .factor, in the up conductors, six dollars a month ta building of the Gate City line en ie men and five dollars to brake- men and flagmen in the passenger service. 11.. ..!.-, 1 X lie men riK'""J oj"vu crease of fifteen .vUh an .:,.!. I....... 1'itr nil through freight , Mfci'ns tut later' these demands were Ta..'a inrr.aSe of twelve oer cent and- a nine hour day. It was explained, to the men when e vote was started that a verdict ), kjectini I li.fianage g the offers of the railroad .11 .-.i. 1 ' gers WOlllll tan w.m " strike vote. ' ' 1 THIS RAILROAD WILL GIVE COLE AX COHTY W COIECTIO WITH THE: PACIf IC AND MEXICO Building of Cut-Off From Dawson Is Now Assured Superin tendent of Construction Selected and Work Will Commence Line Will Be Built With Connections at Guaymas, Mexico Announcement of the appointment of General Manager H. J. Simmons of the Southwestern to the general siiperintendency and managership of the Phelps-Dodge interests iu the Southwest, including the : Southwest ern system and its premeditated con struction, the smelter at Nacozsri, the smelter at Douglas, all of the big mines at Bisbee, and the mines and smelters at Globe and Morenci, has been made unfficially and it is ex pected that it will be given as official in a few days by Dr. James . Douglas, president of the Phelpa-DoduéT cor poration, who is in this section of the country at present on a trip of in spection, says the El Paso Hernld. It is said that F. G Hawks, general superintendent of the Houston & Tesas Central, of Houston, who was formerly superintendent of El Paso division of theG. H, will be made COAL RESOURCES OF THE S. L. R. M. & Pi CO. Adjacent to the line of the St. Louis; Rocky Mountain & Pacific rail way numerous coal camps are. locat ed, generally belonging to . the , St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific company and the Dawson Fuel com pany. The principal mining towns are Koehler and Dawson, the former only in its infancy. At' Dawson scv-; eral mines are located and about 500 coke ovens. The town located near the mines has about four thousand population. At Koehler. 400 coke ovens are in course of construction and several mines are being opened. It is said that the camp will shortly be one Of the heavy producers of the county and will support a population of several thousand people. The Rocky Mountain company owns oth er coal mines and coal mining towns in Colfax county at Van . Houten, Gardiner, Brilliant arid Blossburg, all of which are -located on branches of the A. T. & S. F. and all support ing prosperous towns near the mines and coke ovens. - RATON FREIGHT ADVANTAGES The opening of the St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific railroad from Des Moines to Raton, has open ed a new era in the history of the town. Freight service has never been good, and the rates have been very high, until the advent of the new rail road. Raton now has competitive lines, the Rocky Mountain Route, connecting with the C. it S. at Des Moines, giving very prompt service from Denver or Pueblo, and in con nection with the Rock Island and other-lines into Denver,, the .time from Chicago and all eastern points has been materially shortened. . The : pa- on which the Range Special is huc is yriiucu - hjii ui ncwci left Pueblo late Friday afternoon on a regular 'freight, 'and arrived in Ra ton on- Monday, over-the Swastika Roüte. A shipment from Chicago to the Range was vón the road seven itave inrliirlinir InaHinir and unload- ing. 'Merchants whó have waited for Everything in Good Shape. The ball , team is out for practice , . c ii,' eerv "J mo .u .. Sunday I ! t :t. onrning iiie uuyn trio uui ..un. .teams, a road grader anda couple of jis increasing the Í ecrepera fWini? up the diamond in, mines as fast ai preparation lor ine game ounuay afternoon, when they playwi a fast alui snappy frame, notwithstanding that most of the team were up until fir nVlm-li nt tht ir usual Saturday , , j 1 ljrni nance. general manager of the Southwestern and . will Lava direct charge of the operation of the system, while Mr. Simmons will devote the most of bis time and attention to the construction of the Dawson cut-off line that will be built between Corona, N. M., and Dawson, through Las Vegas, for the purpose of cutting off 'some of the distance iu the haul from Dawson to El Paso and to reduce the grades and of the extension of the Southwestern from Nacozari to Guaymas. . Mr. Simmons is considered one of the best engineers in this section of the country, and for this reason it is said the Phelps-Dodge people have selected bim as their general superin tendent in the Southwest, that he may give personal attention to affairs he cannot now handle while tied down to railroad work. That the Southwestern will build a Boiler Explodes Killing Three -The most distressing and unaccountable accident of the year oc curred a few miles out ol Las Vegas Monday, when Engine No. 1644 westbound, one of the new oil burners, exploded, killing the engineer, fireman and head brákeman. The train was in charge of Conductor Fred Cozzens. The en gine had been running without any trouble up to the time it let go without the slightest warning, and the cause of the explosion will al ways be a mystery to machinists. The force of the explosion was terrific. The boiler was hurled high into the air and more than 100 feet from the balance of the en gine. Brakeman Nelson was killed, ten car-lengths from the engine. The train was badly wrecked and the concussion broke every window in the caboose. Conductor Cozzens had just left the engine a few minutes' before the accident. The bodies of the men killed were thrown clear off the right-of-way by the force of the explosion. 5 Engineer -Buehner arid Brakeman Nelson lived in Raton and were popular ta hé"c1ty. ' '''foreman ''Collins was art experienced fire on oil burners and has run for years on the Coast divisions where these engines are in use. The engine was new, and being run from the east to the west for use on the coast lines. These engines, of which a number have passed through here, have all been used in west bound traffic on the trip to their destination, and carry the necessary crude oil for the run in extra tanks. The Master Mechanic Vdepart ment know that the engine was in the best of condition when it left hert, and can assign no reason for the explosion. Colfax County Coal The data in this article was secured from the latest report of Territorial Mine Inspector Jo. Sheridan, and is therefore authentic. We believe that the statement of the bare facts is all that is necessary in telling of the won derful growth of the city, and the marvelous resources of the county. The report of Mr. Sheridan, present ed to the governor for the last fiscal year and recently printed and distrib uted, says: In Colfax county especially, the the enormous areas of coking coal have attracted investors, and every acre of coal lands in the county is agerly sought after by willing pur chasers. The Dawson Fuel company equipment upon its as men ana material can be secured. This company, which will soon rank as one of the largest coal and coke producers in the Uni ted States, has an assured market for every pound of , its production sup- 1 plying the copper mining and smelt- line from Nacozari to Cnipymas, or to some other point on the west coast of Mexico is now almost definitely known. It baa been denied by all Southwestern, officials that the line would be extended to the coast, but reports from Mexico City that a con cession has been grauted by the gov ernment to th railroad company coa firm the rumoré that have long been afloat that a line would be built through Sonora t the Pacific. The reason for keeping this extension a mutter of such secrecy is said to Iwon account of locating a right of way and because of the fact that it will bring the Southwestern in diiect com petition with the Sonora road, a Har riman holding, which would probably attempt to keep the Phelps-1 odge line from getting an entrance into Guaymas. . It is said that the Southwestern ex Resources ing plants of the Phelps Dodge com pany, which company also controls the coal mines. The St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific company has ac quired title to the coal areas of the Maxwell land grant. The magnitude of this single- coal field may be re alized when compared with the great coal' fields of Pennsylvania. The area of this single ownership is fully 50 per cent greyer an me com-. fields of Pennsylvania, and five times as large as the entire Connelsville ba sin. The St. Louis, Rocky Mountain j " wju ine gR.r pnn ui & Tacific Railway company has built h" hie and comea of one of the oldest a line of railroad, 120 miles in length, 'ami best families there. Mim Owens connecting with the Colorado & j i a charming young woman and is Southern at Des Moines, 80 miles tojw.ll known in Beloit circles. The the east, and to extend west from the mines 40 miles to the gold-mining camps in the vicinity of Eliza bethtown. As the operated mines of this company at Van Houton and Blossburg, N. Méx., now have rail- ( Continued on page 2.) tension will go through an undevel oped section of Sonora which is rich in mineral deposits. .It will also be a competing line for the fruits brought from the tropin by boat on the Pa cific. With El Taso as a railroad cen ter it would bid fair for this traffic over the new line that will probably be the most direct to this city. The Dawson cut off line has been cractically all surveyed and construc tion will be started before Jong, it will run from Corona to Dawson and will reduce the mileage between here and the coal district by some sixty miles. The line will have no grade exceeding 1 per cent, and no curves over three degrees, it is said : The supervision of this construe tion, which will aggregate about TOO miles, will be under H. J. Simmons, according to the proposed arrange ment. WELL KNOWN CROOK CAPTURED IN RATON "Johhnie Tolbert," Proprietor of Cim arron Saloon was Wanted at Roswell on Serious Charge. Roswell, N. M., March 24. Sheriff C.'L. Ballard arrived on the automo bile line from lorrance at noon to day, bringing with him a prisoner in the person of John Tolbert, better known as "Coldwater Johnnie" Tol bert, a notorious gambler, who was indicted here two years ago on the charge of taking part iu the hold-up and robbery of L. C. Card, who at that' time ran a saloon and hotel at Dexter. The prisoner has been a fugitive from justice since the time of the robbery, and was recently lo cated by Sheriff Ballard at Raton, where he had fallen into the hands of the local officers on a minor charge. . . 1 The robbery of which Tolbert is accused was a particularly atrocious one and is well remembered here. Mr. Card was going, from his saloon to his hotel with a sackful of money at a late hour in the night, when he was attacked by several masked men. The night was very dark and the victim was never able to say positively how many men there were In the attack ing, party. In the fight his arm w broken and his skull crushed. The robbers got away with the bag of money. . . The prisoner will be tried at the coming term of the district court, which convenes in April. Tolbert was a resident of Cimar ron for some time last year, and up till December ran the Rocky Moun tain saloon at that place. He was considered crooked by Cimarron peo ple, but was never though to be a bad man. He has been In police cir cles here more than once, and was well known among the under world of this vicinity. Jackson-Owens . From the Raton Range. C. M. Jacl son, of Clyde. Kansas, was married on Wednesday, March 201!, to Mim Anna Owen", of Beloit Kansas, at her home and came to Raton on Friday where they will make their home in future. Mr. Jack- fa R te,0?raph opbr(,or for the Rocky Mountain & Pacific company and is iu the local .office here, lie 1 1 ,t. 1 , editor of the Range han known Mr Jiii'kaon sine his early lóyhoot. and w th ninny Raton fiiendn Who have moved ber from Coneonlin, Clyde and other Knows points extendi to th m hearty congratulation and i' any good wiches that n life of happiness may attend them. , Shipping Alfalfa. Capt. Wm. French, -manager of the YV. S.; ranch, is shipping alfalfa by the car load to the Bell ranch at Tucurocari, N. M. This vicinity is noted for its alfalfa, the finest in the country being raised by the several ranches surrounding Cimarron, and twelve miles above here at Ute Park, the Jackson ranch, now in the hands of the St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific, raises timothy hay that will compare favorably with Bny bay raised in the states. Eyes Much Better Andy Washington's many friends will be glad to hear that his eyes are much better. He is now in El Paso under treatment and hopes soon to re turn and take bin old position riding for the C. S. Cattle Co Mrs. Washington is also well known iu this" vicinity, before her marriage she was Tenuy Fletcher, a cousin of Boots auil Porter Fletcher. Porter is at present night car inspector at Tex line, Texas. MAKCtl TERM Of DISTRICT COURT Fourt district court, which will con vene in Raton on March 25th, (next Monday), promises to be one of the most interesting sessions of the court ever held here. The criminal docket is especially heavy, owing to the fact that several important cases in this class were left over from last term, and also owing to the hung juries in ' the Adams and Carter murder cases. Many important civil cases are also in the books for he term, hut it is possible they will no get to - trial. Sheriff Littrell has ust finished serving, the tnliowing jurymen, who will make up the grand jury and the petit jury: Grand Jury. II. S. Allison, Andrew Meredith, J. II. Heck, J. J. Young. Fred Kesh ler, D. W.' Thomas, W. 1". Walsh, David Carabajal, Fred Lcgrow, Ma son G. Chase, Frank Butler, A. H. Officer, M. W. Bartlett, M. M. Abreu, J. S. Hodges, J. B. Bidwell, L. L. Chaplinc, W. H. Rhodes, , G. Mc- Gown, Victor Archuleta, J. D. Don ner, (talesmen) Thomas Harberger, J. W. Records, C. D. Stevens S. I. Anulursky, William Mulvehill, and Palmer M.eAbee. Petit Jury. Cipriano Lucro, Clarence Littrell, Marcus Baca, W. B. Stouffer, John Buchanan, J. I. House, James Bib- lin, H. F. Carroll, Jesse Gillespie, J. Dolores Trujillo, A. W. Aycrs, Pet Bucholu, J. K. Hunt, P. I). Bcnfer, Chas. H. Colgrove, Sam Bently, Jose Trujillo, W. M. Coates, J. M. Nolan, W. M. Totts, J. T. Larson, Frank Fox, J. W. Reynolds. W. M. John son, (talesmen) u. W. Rlatson, A. , W. Cook, G. R. Engledow, Charles Freeman, A. Salazar, Frederico Ca sias, J. J. Gregory, Joe Hoycr, II. J. Tinsley, H. B. Matson, E. D. Wood and li. Winburn. GETTING READY fORTIIE RACES The half mile track is being put ia order for the races on Wednesday, April 10th. at two p. m. The third race will be the big event of the day, being a match race for one hundred and fifty dollars between Muggins and Joe D, two of the fastest horse in the territory. Both bare run on big tracks at Pueblo, DcDvr and Colorado Spring. This race in open to any other horse, the entry fe being seventy-live dollars, this being the amount put up by the owners of J ;e D an 1 Muggins. Either tbe firnt oraecocd race will be a free for all The purse has been aubecribf d by the residents of Cimarron and will b be tween $100 and $150. In the evening the C. M. A. Star lodge will give a dance at Aztec hall. Everybody is cordially invited. The Rocky Mountain company has just received three hundred new gon dola ballat cars for use in their coal trade. They are drop-bottom combi natirn cara nod can lie used for bat Inst or slack dumping or o'o e-d up for use as cal cars.