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i r3 1 r J I NOTE The type used in this heading is from the old plant of the Cimarron Jews and Press and was used for a heading for the'paper in the seventies. Estab. 1872 New Vol. I. CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1907 NO. 31 3 j la c c U illa S i ANNUAL CONVENTION AT ALBUQUERQUE Wool Growers of New Mexico Will Convene In Duke City October 7 and 8 Next In Con nection With Territorial Fair. The second asnua! ccnvtnt'on of the New Mexico Wool Grower's 'as - ociation will be held in Albuquerque en October 7 and 8, and will be a leading event f the territorial lair. Prominent officials of the National Wool Growers' association have been invited to attend and : some have promised to be present. The assemb ling of such a large body of sheepmen at Albuquerque will add much to the livestock features of the fair. The official call is as follows: CALL FOR CONVENTION To the members of the New Mexico Wool Growers Association and all others interested in the welfare of the sheep and wool growing indus try. " Under the constitution and by-laws of this organization it becomes my duty officially to notify you that in accordance with the action of the Ex ecutive Committee the second annual convention of the New Mexico Wool Growers association will be held at Albuquerque on Monday and Tues day, October ;th and 8th, 1907. The New Mexico Wool Growers association was formed only last Oc tober, at the largest and most enthus- LOCALS and Charles Lowther spent Wednesday in Raton. Mrs. Christie was over to Raton last Saturday. H. M. Letts- returned to the city Saturday night. Dr. Horatio Walker was in Raton Monday on business. R. T, Winterman, of St. Louis, was in town last Monday. George Webster was in Raton the eatly part of the week. Mr. McEIroy wan in Raton the early part of the week. , Frank Callahan has rtsigned his position as chef at the Oxford hotel. We wonder why Albuquerque don't say anything about last Saturday's game. ' -, L. E. Disque, of the Tritch Hard ware company of Denver, was in town last Monday. Arthur Officer, of the Cimarron Drug and Stationery company, was in Raton Monday. Charles Springer returned to the city Saturday night after a short bus iness trip to Raton. Captain French, cf the U. S. ranch, and a party of friends left for Raton last Sunday morning. Mr. Wonder, of the Trading com pany of that name, spent a few hours in Raton last Monday. William Van Brugen, manager for Maxwell City, was a business caller 1 in the city last Sunday. ' S. G. Fletcher, alias "Boots," of the j Caliente ranch, was a visitor in the i city a few hours Thursday. 3 William Marling left Monday on a j camping trip in the hills. Hewasac I . ccmpanied by Mrs. Marling. Mrs. Frederic. Whitney left last 3 Friday for an extended trip visiting I her parents at Hayden, Colo. i S. E. Pelphrey, manager of the i Cimarron Construction company, was In Koehler on business Monday. 7-j A. L. Mix, connected with the Max- well Mercantile company, came in j from Maxwell City last Tuesday. Marion Brown, jot the Caliente ! ranch, has been spending a few days j in the city, helping Frederic Whitney. , j A. P. Whitely, of Maxwell City, who has been visiting at the home , of his son, John, returned home last I Sunday. S. P. Officer, manager of the Cim- , arron Drug & Stationery company, ( V was in Katon last inursaay xransaci- Y"ing business. . .. .'. W. H. Jackson, of Tucumcari Is iaslic business convention ever held ,. " New Mexico.; It was created to look after the interests of tht sheep and wool growers of New Mexico, and matters concerning the prosper ity of that industry.,' ' Questions are now confronting the sheep growers which are of vast importance, such as government con trol of grazing on the public domain, forest reserve regulations, the car shortage, scab eradication, as well as the reduction of tariff on wool. These are vital, living problems and only by a strong organization can New Mex ico become a factor in their solution. The formation of the New Mexico Wool Growers Association has met with universal approval by the sheep growers, but the membership must be increased. All sheep growers and other persons interested are invited and urged to attend the convention to be held under this call, to become members of and to take an active part in fixing the policy of this or ganization which was created for the sole purpose of being an assistance and benefit to them. Yours truly, SOLOMON LUNA, President PERSONALS recsnt arrival here and has accepted a position with the Cimarron Town s'.te company. Henry Springer, of Las Vegas, ar rived here Monday night and will spend some time with his uncle, Charles Springer. Mrs. W. F. Burns and daughter, of Trinidad, arrived here a few days ago and will visit at the home of Stanley Chase for some time. Frederic Whitney returned from Raton Saturday night and was greet ed by the welcome news of 11 to a in favor of Cimarron. Mr. Fulton, who was severely in jured during the celebration at Ute Park on July 4, was a business caller in Raton last Thursday. The wife and child of C. S. Durbin arrived in the city last Thursday and will remain several days visiting be fore returning to Raton. C. L. Mitchell, of Chicago, repre senting Crane and company accom panied Superintendent J. E. Dedman to this place last Monday. Harry Todd, representing the Lawrence Wardenbcrg company, of Trinidad, was calling on the local merchants here last week. Mrs. H. M. Letts and daughter and Miss Alice Rmley left for Raton on Wednesday, having returned from a camping trip to Black lakes. J. W. Records, master mechanic of the Rocky Mountain road, was over to Koehler last Saturday looking af ter the interests of the road. Mr. Frankenburgher, secretary of the Cimarron & Northwestern R. R., was in the city looking after busi-j ness interests last Thursday. Riley Littrell, who has been ill for some time, is able to be about again, but will not be able to resume his du ties in the store for some time, M. W. Mills, a well known rancher of this section, was in the city today looking after business affairs, Las Vegas Live Stock Grower. The Ladies' Home Mission society will hold a sale of bread, cake and pastry at the. store of the Crocker Mercantile company Saturday. C. E. Donnelly, formerly city edi tor of the defunct Raton Gazette, and who is now located in our city, was a visitor to Raton last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Hearns, of Trinidad, have taken up their residence in this city. Mr. Hearns is employed by the Cimarron Construction company. Frederic Whitney, manager of the Cimarron Townsite company,-left for Raton last Friday on a short bus- iness trip, and returned Saturday night. Mr. Foster, who is in charge of the grading for Maney Bros, on the Cim arron & Northwestern, was a busi' ness caller in Raton last Friday. Nick and John Konniweiter were over from Dawson Saturday night to attend the Cowboy dance given at Aztec hall, returning home Sunday. G. A. Whitney, who has been visit ing at the home of his son, Frederic, for the past few days, left last Friday for his home in Pasadena, California. Mr. Troutman, who was formerly proprietor of the boarding house, is building a new residence here which he intends to rent as soon as com pleted. An illustrated song and moving picture show gave an enjoyable en tertainment in Aztec hall Tuesday evening, and a large crowd was in at tendance. M. D. Roach, carpenter foremanTor the Cimarron Construction company, left for Tucumcari last Tuesday to look after the interests of the com pany there. There was a very interesting game of ball played here last Sunday be tween the Coyotes and the Teddy Bears, the Bears winning by a score of 11 to 10. Miss Lois Curtis left Wednesday evening for Cimarron, New Mexico, where she will spend some time vis iting her sister, Mrs. M. G. Chase. Channing Courier. Arthur Officer, who is employed as clerk by the Cimarron Drug & Sta tionery company, returned from Ra ton last Thursday and has resumed his duties in the store. Mr. Gilbert and family who have been visiting for some time at the home of Frederic Whitney, manager of the Cimarron Townsite company, returned home last Thursday. T. A. Schomburg, president of the Continental Tie & Lumber company, and W. H. Deleker, secretary and treasurer of the same company, were transacting business in the city last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Rittmarj,of Pine Bluff, Ark., arrived here last Monday to spend a week with Mrs. Rittman's father, C, O. Wonder. Mr. Rittman is assistant claim agent for the Cotton Belt railroad. The Progress Club, composed of the Sunday school class of Miss Mar garet Christie, gave an entertainment at the M. E. Church Wednesday eve ning, which was well attended and enjoyed by all. Burton Williams, an employe of the Caliente ranch ' for some time past, left Wednesday for St. Louis, where he will spend a few days before join ing his mothrr at Mackinac Island, Mich., for a sojourn of several weeks. George E. Remley, chief clerk for the Cimarron Townsite company, left for Iowa City, Iowa, last Thurs day, where he will spend two months in visiting before returning with his family to take up his permanent resi dence here. The construction work in connect ing the boarding house and restau rant in order to make it a well ap pointed hotel, was started last week by the Cimarron Construction com pany, and the building will soon be ready for occupancy. E. G. Borden, a college boy from Boulder, Colorado, has been in the city for the past few days soliciting subscriptions for the Success Maga- zine. We sincerely hope he will sue ceed in getting the required number of subscriptions so he can gain his scholarship in the University of Col orado. W. M. Shafer, of Rollins, Wyom ing, was in the city several days this week disposing of a line of hand-made and braided hair bridles, which was the finest display of this kind ever seen in this section for a good many years. Mr. Shafer was also showing some nice work in the line of quirts, watch chains, and spurs. L. M. Ridout, who has been in this vicinity for some time looking after the interests of Maney Bros., con tractors for the grading work on the Cimarron & Northwestern, has re signed his position and left for Tem ple, Texas, where he will visit for some time and gain a well earned rest. The railroad auto car which is now making regular trips between CSmar- ron and Ute Park broke down last Tuesday, compelling the passenger train to make the trip in order to get the mail through according to con tract. '. . S. M. Warten, editor of the Tucum cari News, and W. H. Jackson, also of Tucumcari, expect to make a trip into the hills in this vicinity and visit the natural wall, Black lakes, Ameri can creek, Red lakes, Caliente Springs and the Rial to and will be absent aboutt ten days. The Progress club held an interest ing debate last Monday evening with the elast of girls taught by Miss CI odie Hunter, and the subject was: "Reserved, That it id more-profitable to remain in one place than to travel." Miss Hunter 8 class, which- had the affirmative side, won the contest. Re member, a rolling stone gathers no moss. 1. BELEN CUT-OFF READY i FOR SERVICE AUG. 15 Amarillo, Tex. The Eastern Rail road of New Mexico, which is com monly known as the Befen "cut-off," will be turned over to the operating department of the Santa Fe about August' IS, according to present plans. The completion of this line is of great importance to Amarillo, as it will af ford the means of diverting the trans continental traffic of the Santa Fe from the La Junta route to the new low-grade route that passes through the Texas Panhandle, with Amarillo as the : principal division point. It is stated that it may be several months before the new route is used for passenger traffic, but it is to be put to immediate use for the bulk of the through freight. The Belen "cut-off" is 268 mile long. It runs from Rio Puerco, i M., of the Santa Fe's transconinent;i line, to Texico, on the Texas -New Mexico boundary, where it connects with the Pecos ValVy syslMi of th ?anta Fe. The reminder of the new cut-off' route, which is already ouilt.rmisoírom Texici t: Amarillo, where it connects with the Southern Kansas division of the Santa Fe, and over that division to Floenc?. Kan where connection is 1113 Jí v ith the existing main line. OLD TIMER RETIRES The many friends of Dr. E. J. Pring in this a,nd Mora counties, notice with regret the announcement in the Tu cumcari News of last week, that he has been compelled to retire from practice on account of his eyesight, He has been among us for many years and is well known and respect ed in this country. He took station at Fort Union in 1886 and remained there as assistant surgeon until the Fort was abandoned, locating then at Watrous, where he had a large prac tice. The doctor has lived at Tucum cari since the founding of the town. Springer Stockman. COSY COTTAGE. On account of the extreme short age of rental property here, M Pritchett has been compelled to build a five-room cottage which when completed will be a great improve ment to the north side. It will be located on the corner of Washington avenue and Eleventh street, within one block of the business center of the city. Mr. Pritchett is a well known carpenter of this section and he will do most of the work himself. There is no doubt but that every care will be taken in order to make this one of the finest homes in the city., COWBOY DANCE GREATEST FESTIVAL OF THE SEASON The cowboy dance that was given at Aztec hall Saturday night was one of the most enjoyable events of the season. Delightful music was fur nished by the Cimarron String band and the light fantastic toe was tripped until the early hours of the morning. The attendance was large and many residents from the neighboring camps also attended. ODD FELLOWS LODGE FOR DAWSON It is proposed to organize a lodge of Odd Fellows at Dawson and with that end in view, a petition has been forwarded to N. E. Stevens, grand secretary of the order, with headquar ters at Albuquerque, asking him to organize a lodge of Odd Fellows at Dawson. It is expected that the lodge will start with a charter mem bership list of over two hundred. REAL ESTATE LOOKING UP AROUNDSPRINGER ... i ( Colony of Dunkards Will Locate Here New ML E. Church to Be Built Old Court House Falling into Decay. Springer, N. M., Aug. 1 The Mi ami Land and Irrigation company composed of Ohio men, has recently bought 20,000 acres of land lying im mediately west of this town and will sell it in small farms. The company will impound the waters from the Ryado river and will give a water i right with each farm sold. A colony of Dunkards have jus; purchased 50,000 acres of land enst and northeast of Springer. This will insure an immediate settlement of this fine section . of country with a most thrifty class of farmers, and a most desirable community of people. Springer is anticipating new business prosperity on the advent of the many new settlers soon to come to the country. B. C. Montgomery, a noted evange listic singer of the Presbyterian church and until lately employed by the General Assembly's Evangelistic Committee,' has been obliged on ac count of his health to remove to the Southwest. lie will be connected as a colonization agent with the large land companies doing business in this neighborhood and will nwke reg Swastikas Won One and Lost One The Sw astika bt.ll team of Cimar ron played two games with the Albu querque Browns last -Saturday and Sunday. Saturdays' game was won by Cimarron by a score of 11 to 2, but Sunday the tables were turned, the Browns winning a hard fought battle by a score of 3 to 1 . The features of the first game were the pitching and and hitting of Crable, and Dowe, Cimarron's short stop, played a brilliant ro yr 0 field and pounded out four hits from five times at bat. Nve, Brown's pitcher, was pounded all over the lot for a total of sixteen clean hits. Out of sixteen games played by Albuquer que this season, this was their second defeat. Sundays game was almost an error less one, a game of fast and accurate fielding and one which brought out two of the fastest pitchers in New Mexico at their best paces. F01 eight , CONSTRUCTION ON SMELT ING WORKS WILL SOON BE STARTED We have been informed by the best of authority that the great smelting works which has been contemplated for some time is now a 'surety and wc have no doubt that the actual work of construction will be started in a short time. This will be one of the greatest impiovements the city has ever known and will furnish em ployment for at least two hundred men, thereby causing a demand for residences and business establish ments which in the course of time will have to be built in order to sup ply the demand. In consequent it will bring a great many different classes of tradesmen into our city and will make it in a short time a whirl ing metropolis where street cars and a number of other cityficd ars -v ill be no uncommon sight. INSPECTION TRIP. Last Thursday the private car of E. J. Dedman, superintendent of the Swastika route, arrived in the city on an inspection trip of the road. Mr. Dedman was accompanied by Henry Koehler, Jr., president, Thomas B. Harlan, vice-president and general counsel, Charles Springer, treasurer, I and A. H. Officer, general auditor. JUSTICE COURT NOTES There is a warrant out for the ar- rest of Tlioinas Achulctes on a change of assault and battery ire ferred by the man's wife, but up to date the authorities here .have been unable to locate him. I ular trips east and north to interest colonists in this portion of the coun try. On account of his extensive ac quaintance all over the United States he will be a valuable advertising me dium. The Methodist Church here ha taken steps to rebuild and will locate their new building nearer the center of town. They already have a pur chaser for their eight room parson age and will build a minister's house in connection with the new churck. Rev. Frank Finley is the pastor. Walter McCloud of Maxwell City, is offering for sale his splendid ranch of 11,000 acres just east of this place. Mr. McCloud is one of the first set tlers in this part of the country arid has one of the most valuable pieces of land in northern New Mexico. The old county court house, built in the time when Springer was the county seat at a cost of twenty thous and dollars and which has been aban doned since the removal of the county seat to Raton, is fast falling into de cay and the building will soon be a total loss to the county. Santa Fe New Mexican. innings neither team was able to force a man past third, and when the Browns went to bat in the eighth it began to look as if the score board would have to be lengthened out. Two clean hits, the first that Lock hart allowed, won the game for the Browns. It was one of the cleanest exhibitions of baseball Albuquerque has seen for a long time. Lockhart pitched a wonderful ball and bis sup port was right behind him. He struck out seven men. but tbe feature of bis game was the coutrol and judgment he exercised. We notice that the Albuquerque papers are handing Trinidad a smalt phekage; don't think they care to go against tbe Albuquerque aggrega tion. We might also mention that if Trinidad cares to wander so far from home. as Cimarron town, the Swas tikas might give them a few pointers on how to play ball. Death of Thomas Fisher. From the Raton Range. Thomas Fisher, one of the pioneers of this section of the territory, and a resident of Cimarron and vicinity for the past twenty-five years, died last Saturday night of typhoid fever at the home of his brother-in-law, Jose M.Sandoval in East Raton, after short illness. Mr. Fisher was a native of Mora county and was thirty nine yrars old. He leaves a widow and several, children. He was a well known res ident of the county and served two terms as county commissioner in the early nineties. He was tbe son of Melquíades Fisher, who resides east of this city. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Sin Jose church in East Raton and were largely at-, tended. BIG BALL GAME SUNDAY. Next Sunday there will be a big time at the Cimarron Ball park and we want everyone to turn out and see the bunch of big cow punchers from Canyon City, Texas, go down before the great south paw twin (Crable), as it will be great picking for him after , what he has ben up against in Al buoueraue. There will be a big ex n wouU 'ke to show them that Cimarron . still on the map.