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1 f OOTIQSI 11 I! y y NOTE The type used in this heading is from the old plant of the Cimarron News ánd Press, and was used for a heading for the paper in the seventies. Estab. 1872 New Vol. I. CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1907 NO. 32 ! i UUu . . L v ''t I y Telegraph Operators on Strike Much interest has been taken in the strike of the Western Union tele giaph operators, which began in Los Angeles about a week ago and which up to the present time has spread ov er a wide section of the country and seriously affected the Postal com pany as well, let alone business in terests and newspapers having tele graph service. The strike started in the California city in a small way and the attempt of the Western Union to use non-un-t ion operators has precipitated the general strike. It is not believed, however, that the trouble will be of long duration. Up to the present time over two thousand operators have quit thier jobs and it threatens to involve the entire country. The general strike was brought about by the refusal of operators east to work -with non union men on the end of the line. Latest developments in the strike situation show that it has spread over almost the entire country, and that in addition to the Western Union operators, Postal operators all over the country have gone out in sym pathy with their striking brethern. It was announced yesterday that the Associated Press operators had walked out, thus practically tying up the telegraph business of the entire country. Even the leased newspaper wires are silent and at present the outlook is gloomy for an immediate settlement of the difficulty. ATTORNEY GENERAL PRICHARD RESIGNS Santa Fe, N. M. Attorney Gener al George Wv Prichard has tendered his resignation to Governor Curry, to take effect as soon as his successor is appointed and qualified. The resignation was presented in the following letter: August 9, 1909. Hon. George Curry, Governor, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sir: When I was appointed attor ney general of this territory by Act ing Governor Raynolds, it was with this understanding that it was to be a temporary appointment to last only lip to the time of your taking the oath of office as governor. Wholly unsolicited by you and with a desire on my part to retire from the office of attorney general on account of personal business, I hereby resign the office of attorney general, to take ef fect on the appointment and qualifi cation of my successor. Very respectfully, GEORGE W. PRICHARD, Attorney General. CHURCH ENTERTAINMENT. A social, entertainment and church fair combined took place at the M. E. Church, South, last Wednesday even ing and was a most enjoyable affair. Miss Christie and members of the Progress Club arranged the enter tainment. A fishing pond installed for the children proved quite a draw ing card to the old and young alike. In a small tent "Mother Rachael" told fortunes to all who patronized her. Lemonade was served, as well as all kinds of candy. Several appropriate selections were sung by the choir, when the pastor, Rev. Linge, called the gathering to order and announced a pleasing pro gram of recitations and vocal selec tions. "Jaunita" was beautifully ren dered by the Misses Hunter, and Miss Christie recited in her usual pleasing manner. A handsome sum of money was realized. ANOTHER RICH STRIKE ON MELLETT CREEK Daniel Freeman, a prospector who was grub-staked a few months ago by Pete Merrill, foreman of the C. S. ranch, reports that he has struck it rich at his claim on Mellett creek, a tributary of the Red river, near Eliz abethtown. At present the hole is only down about twelve' feet, but has developed a lead of about three feet which assays about $5 to the ton. Mr. Freeman expects to soon com plete a tunnel into the mountain which will start from an arroya and when he strikes the lead about' three hundred feet down, he expects the claim to show about a fifteen-foot lead. GEORGE CURRY INAUGURATED GOVERNOR UNDER VERY AUSPICIOUS COjllliS Ceremonies Took Place in Hall of House of Representatives at Santa Fe Chamber Was Crowded With Enthusiastic Ad-mirers-Elaborate Parade and Fine Weather. George Curry was inaugurated gov ernor of New Mexico Thursday after noon at 2:21 o'clock in the hall of the house of representatives at Santa Fe in the presence of a throng that filled the floor and gallery of the house to its utmost capacity. The oath of of fice was administered bv Chief Justice William J. Mills of the Territorial Su preme Court. Other features of tha inauguration were an address of wel come by Judge A. B. Fall, of Las Cruces, a lifelong friend of the new governor, which was followed by a brief response by Governor Curry. The weather was ideal and the city was crowded with inaugural visitors. The parade, which preceded the in augural ceremonies, started about 1 :45 from in front of the Hotel Claire, the headquarters of Governor Curry. Six former members of the old "Quo quer" association, mounted, acted as special escort to the governor's car riage. In this escort Raton was well represented by "Tim" MeAuliffe, J. K. Hunt and 'Gene Twitty. This as sociation was composed of cattlemen who years ago in the days of the open range grazed their cattle on' the dry Cimarron in what is now Colfax county. . The governor was giyen a rousing welcome upon his arrival in Santa Fe Wednesday evening and nearly a thousand persons were at the Union depot to meet the special train carry ing the governor and party. After arriving at the hotel the governor's carriage was surrounded by a large crowd and before and after supper he Able Address of Hon. J. R. Garfield at Santa Fe Last Friday Afternoon Hon. James R. Garfield, secretary of the interior, addressed several hundred citizens of New Mexico in the chamber of the house of repre sentatives last Friday afternoon and was given a most cordial reception. The secretary spoke of the great fu ture before New Mexico, of the prob lems before the people, and expressed the belief that New Mexico would soon be able to walk alone. He de livered a strong address. He said in part: Ladies and Gentlemen: It is in deed with a great deal of pleasure that I have been able to come here and have the opportunity of meeting the people of New Mexico and dis cussing with them those matters that are of interest to them affecting as they do their lives and their prop erty. As your mayor has said, the people of New Mexico are of no dif ferent type of any other state or ter ritory and I am glad to say as I have said not only here but in the East where men have talked to me about the west, that so many people do not understand the west at all. I do not pretend to understand it thoroughly. I came through your ter ritory nearly twenty years ago and I have kept in touch with many of the men who are doing things here. I desire to say that this administra tion never has and it does not now and it does not intend to have any presumption of guilt against any citi zen of New Mexico. Should ques tions arise which will involve an in terpretation of the law and an in vestigation of actions, the national ad ministration will interpret those laws in the light of the facts as represent ed to it. There is no community in which wrong has not occurred. That is true. Yet the men who have done wrong are always in the minority in any American commonwealth. I did not intend to say much on this sub ject, but the mayor has suggested it, was kept busy shaking hands with a' large throng. "I will support the administration of President Roosevelt and carry out his policies to the very best of my ability," tells in brief the attitude of the new governor of New Mexico. When iuterviewed by a newspaper representative the governor stated that he had no objection to being in terviewed, but declared there was not much to Bay at this time. - ''The only instructions I received from President Roosevelt when I called upon him at his summer home at Oyster Bay were to give the people of New Mexico an honest, economical business adminis tration. In view of the conditions here and of which as yet I am not thoroughly familiar, I believe it would be better to let the people judge me by my actions rather than by words. I hope that the people of New Mexico and especially the press, will lay aside their personal grievances, if they may have any, so that we may all work together for the advancement of the territory. In my opinion po litical strife and dissatisfaction might retard statehood, which we all so much desire." The governor further stated that he was in favor of single statehood for New Mexico if it can be secured, but would accept joint statehood with Arizona in preference to none at all. He said also that he did not contem plate making any changes for the present, but that he would go very slow in such matters, and that in making appointments tbey would be so I want to tell you exactly how this administration felt and what it intends to do in regard to this par ticular matter. It is true that charges have been made but in every instance any man who is charged with any act will be given a fair hearing and no final action will be taken against ny citizen of New Mexico, until the fair est kind of treatment has been given to which he is entitled to expect from this national administration. Of course, if in any instance things have gone wrong those wrongs will be righted by you people and not by anybody outside. This is enough to say about any disagreeable subject Mr. Mayor. (Applause.) It is true that the department of the interior has a great deal to do with the territory of New Mexico and it seems that you are all anxious to creep out from under the control of the department of interior. Now whether- you are in the position that you do not have to creep, but can stand up and stand alone, is some thing that the future can determine. Judging from the character of the people and the industries I do not believe it will he long before you can walk alone. I have been going about through the great West for the last two months for the purpose of getting in close touch with those questions of interest to the people of the west. The west is not a definite location. You people pride yourselves as we people in Ohio do that we are a large proportion 'of .the world's sur face. It has only been fifty years since the state of Ohio was west and at that time you people out here in New Mexico had to be hunted for v ith a telescope. It was the spirit, of the west that first opened the i land beyond the Aleeghenies. It was the spirit of the west that left Ohio and finally took possession of those islands out in the ocean, those isl as far as practicable from members of the Republican party who are sup porters of the policies of President Roosevelt. ' "I intend to keep the boards of control of the different territorial in stitutions entirely non partisan, hav ing in view the best interests of these institutions. As I Baid before in mak ing my appointments I shall en deavor to appoint good officials." Governor Curry stated, when asked about the present investigations of al leged land frauds and other alleged illegal transactions now being pur sued by federal officials, that he would rendei all possible assistance to any legitimate investigations where the government might have been de frauded or the statutes evade.d. He said that he had not yet held a consultation with the special assistant attorneys general of the United States who are here, but expected to go over the situation with them Friday. Following the address of welcome by Judge A. B. Fall, after' the oath had been administered, Gov. Curry rose to speak and his voice could not be heard for several minutes because of the terrific applause. Ladies and gentlemen alike arose to their seats, clapping hands and handkerchiefs and parasols were waved in the air and one cheer after another com pletely drowned every word the new executive uttered. Governor Curry is not a man of words, but a man of action. The strong, decisive manner in which he uttered what he had to say showed his character better perhaps than any ands in the far south. It is that spir it that we want to foster and engen der not only in our own lives, but to hand down to our children. It is not the spirit of license, it is not the spirit of land grabbing, but it is the spirit of free American citizen ship, the spirit which we wish to ex tend to and populate all this terri tory, all these lands, to fill them with the people who are home loving, peo ple who believe in building up the American home, and make it the cor ner stone, the keystone to what is American citizenship. And when I sec such an audience as is here today, with so many of the ladies of the city present I am confident that that is the kind of citi zenship that this town has. We men sometimes call ourselves the lords of the universe. , We know very well that we are not the lords of the universe. We know it is the women of any community who make that place worth living in. They are the rulers of this country and they are the ones who build up. There is not a man who has ever made any suc cess of any kind, but that finds it was the influence of some good wo man who saved him from trouble, who has lifted him up and given him the higher ideals of life. Now as to the things that the interior depart ment is trying to do. PEOPLE MUST USE MINDS AS WELL AS HANDS One of the principal things that I am studying on this trip, is irrigation and reclamation. Take that great val ley just east of you for instance, great things have been accomplished there already. There are thirty thou sand acres of fertile land that will be ready for cultivation. We will have hundreds of thousands of acres of land for settlers who will make new homes in this territory. It merely re quires painstaking work and lots of thing else could have done. He said that he desired to be judged by his actions rather than his words. He said he was not ashamed of the record he had left in the Philippine Islands and he believed he had the good will of the people of New Mexico with him. He eulogized the president and stated that he would advance and carry out to the best of his ability in every way, shape and form, the policies of President Roosevelt and the republican party. He asked that the people co-operate with him for good government and the advancement of New Mexico, and he expressed the Lope that New Mexico would secure statehood at the hands of the next congress. He stated that he was in favor of single statehood fiist, but if it could not be secured with joint statehood next. He said that he intended to go to Washington to work for a statehood bill and that he would do everything in his power to secure Btatehood; that he hoped his term of office as governor under the territorial form would be even shorter than that of H. J. Hager man, and that his time of office would be terminated by the admission of New Mexico to the union as a t.tate. WILL WORK FOB STATEHOOD. In conclusion he told the people that if they united with him and sup ported him, he would give them his word that everything he could do for the cause of good government and the speedy admission of this territory to the union as a state would be done with all his heart. courage and the ability to do work. It means that as the water is put on that land you must not simply let it lie there and think that things are going to grow because the water has been put on. It means that the man who does this must use his head as well as his hands. You have also in your community here one of the problems with which the interior de partment has to deal, namely that of the Indians. I have taken great pleas ure today in looking over the Indian school here, and I am pleased to find it well managed by a man who is do ing his level best with the assistance of his wife and employes to give to those children the opportunities that you and I as American citizens are enjoying. It is a problem that is not at all free from difficulties. There ought not to be a white man in this community who would in any way take advantage of these people. They were here before we were, and it is our duty to help civilize them. I hope that I shall have the hearty co-operation of the people of New Mexico in, working out this Indian question in order to be fair to those who are less fortunate than we are. Now, ladies and gentlemen, I know that I ought not to keep you long here. It has been a great pleasure to see you, to look into your faces, to grasp your hands and learn the con ditions that obtain in this territory. I shall make my report not only of this tcrirtory but of your adjoining terri tory, Arizona, and I am very pleased that I can take back so fine a report of the conditions in all this great west. (Applause.) FAIR TREATMENT FOR ALL SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE We have been finding out what these conditions are and there is but one word of warning that I want to (Continued on page 7.) Tcachcrs's Institute Opens August 19 To Teachers and Directors: The Teacher's County Institute will convene August 10, ot the Raton South Side school building and be in session two weeks. This institute will be conducted on a combination of the lecture and recitation methods. For the recita tion work the institute will be divided into two sections The teachers will be expected to conduct recitations in the various subjects using the insti tute as a class. Dr. W. E. Garrison, president elect of the Normal University at Las Vegas, has been engaged for the lec ture instruction. Supt. A. D. Hoen shel, of the Raton High Schools, will have charge of the recitation work assisted by the county superintendent. Miss Florence Frost, primary teacher in the Raton schools, will have charge of the primary class. There will be a number of after noon sessions which the teachers out side of the Raton district will be ex pected to attend. It is requested and urged that teachers provide themselves with text books in the various subjects of study. All teachers are required to attend the .regular sessions of the institute. Visitors will be cordially welcomed. One or two evening lectures will be provided. Teachers' examinations will be held on Friday and Saturday of the last week and the manuscripts will be graded by the territorial superintend ent. I-'irst grade certificates may be renewed once only on the approval of the territorial superintendent. Teach ers who have been teaching on a per mit will not be eligible to a second permit. Very respectfully. C. O. FISHER. Coal Miners Have Altercation at Kochler. Tony Rotlick and another Slav coal miner with an unpronounceable name got into an altercation at a miner's boarding house at Koehler last Friday and were also engaged in the promiscuous discharge of firearms. When Deputy Sheriff Boulden and others appeared on the scene it is al leged that Rodick fired at the officer, but the bullet went wild. During the melee, however, one of the party re ceived a bullet in the right leg, shattering the bone. The latter was removed to the Miners' hospital here and Rodick was placed under arrest and is now in the county jail. A preliminary bearing will be bell before Judge Bayne at Raton ntxt Moaday morning. McINTOSH BROWNS HAVE SIGNED CRABLE The pitching staff of the Brown's was materially improved when Man ager Matson signed Crable, the big southpaw, formerly with the Cimar ron Swastikas, this week. Besides being a first class man in the box, the big fellow is a great stick artist, which is an unusual trait in a good pitcher, and he can if necessary,, be used as a utility man as he fields and throws well. With Galgano, Crable and Nye to work, the Brown's should continue to put up a strong argument with anything in this part of the country, Albuquerque Evening Cftizen. KIT CARSON HOLDS HUNTING RECORD Kit Carson, grandson of the fa mous plainsman, whose name he bears, arrived here yesterday from his camp in the Black Hills, with the scalps and hides of six bob-cats and two lobo wolves, which he deposited with the clerk of the board of super visors, with his claim for a bounty of $.1.8. This makes $ifo worth of scalps of wild animals he has deposited in. the office of the board of supervisors, trapped in the Black Hills within the past six weeks Carson is noted as one of the great est hunters and trappers in the west, and while a resident of Graham coun ty, it is said, he almost bankrupted the treasury of that county in collect ing the bounty on wild animals. lie stated that Rattlesnake canyon was visited by a terrific cloudburst about a week ago. A black cloud hurst near the summit of the mountain at the head of the canyon, and the water rose to over sixteen !t in less than twenty minutes.