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AND THE CIMARRON CITIZEN ESTABLISHED 1872 -NEW VOL. VI CIMARRON, -COLFAX COUNTY. NEW MEXICO. THURSDAY. APRIL , 1914. NO. 14 CIMARRON HOLDS THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM OF COLFAX" W. J. "Uncle iv m. mes finer Respected Citizen of Colfax County For More Than Forty Years; Covernment Contractor. W. J. Vaoce, aged 75 years, died in Cimarron, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. A. Chandler, after an illness of several weeks, with which he was effected several years. Me was brought to the home of the latter about two weeks ago from his ranch near Roy,, with the anticipation that love and tend er care would restore to him that robust health which he for so many years enjoyed. While bis depart ure to that shore yonder was not unexpected, bis loss is mourned by not only the immediate members of the family, but by a legion of asso ciates and friends who became at tached to the sturdy pioneer. Deceased is survived by his wife, three sons, Ralph, Noal and Will; and four daughters, Mrs. H. H. Chandler, Mrs. L. A. Chand ler, Mrs. Lige Sbahan and Mrs. Al Davis, all of whom reside in or Cimarron. Funeral services were conducted in the home of Fred Whitney, Thursday afternoon and a large number of sympathetic ac quaintances participated in paying their respect to the deceased in at tending the last sad rites. Mr. Fetter of Raton, who has been the family pastor for many years de livered a fitting sermon. The bur ial was in Mountain View ceme tery. W. A. or Uncle Billy Vance, as be was better known, came to New Mexico in 1861, moving short ly thereafter to Colorado where he resided until 1869 when he again returned to this territory, remain ing here permanently until his lab ors in this world came to an end. He followed the occupation of In dian Trader in the pioneer days, trading and exchanging with the Apache and Ute tribes, who prac tically dominated in this section. Later he was employed by the gov ernment in contracting beef for the military posts, since then abandon ed, to supply the soldiers and the Indians who were taken prisoners, New Mining Co. Is Incorporoted At Red River The Golden Treasure Mining Co., filled articles of incorporation Saturday, with the state corpora tion commission at Santa Fe, and is capitalized at $500,000. The office is at Red River and G. L. Oldham is the agent upon whom process may be served. The share holders in the company are: J. L. Oldham of Trinidad; M. R. Old ham of Red Kivtr; and G. L. Old ham of Red River, each i 100, 000. The company will transact a real estate and mining business in Red River, where mining developments are taking on new life. Good pay ing ore has been located, some of which will run as high as $ iuoo per ton and more, and the field has only been touched in point of de veloproent. KByVanceNew Machine i ni For Culverts Long iunes with meat. After severing his position with the United States governmeet he went into stock raising for himself and working for other outfits ns cowpuncher- In this capacity he came to be known over the entire county for his honesty and good fellowship; he was loved by all for his sterling worth. Though he was a tireless worker his remuner ation in earthly possessions was comparatively small. As a sturdy pioneer and trail blazer he was be yond reproach and bis many deeds of kindness will linger in the minds of those whom he assisted long aft er his body rests in peace. From the fruits of his labors the present generation is reaping the harvest, and made it possible to live in peace and prosperity. Local Man Buys In At Raton Store Fred W. Brooks of Cimarron and las. K. Hunt of Raton, pur chased the controlling interest in the Montgomery-Johnson Shoe & Clothing company of Raton, lat week, and the firm will in the fu ture, carry on its business under the name of the Johnson-Jones Clothing company. Messrs. Brooks and Hunt pur chased the interests of Messrs. Towler and Montgomery of Canon City, Colo. It is understood that the old firm was in financial diin culties, thereby necessitating the sale to the parties mentioned. Teacher Thrown From Her Pony; Seriously Hurt Riding a pony to Farmington to take part ia a play, Gladys Tavlor teacher at the Peninsula scboo was thrown from the saddle when the animal suddenly jumped, her foot catching in the stirrup. She was dragged 25 feet before her foot was released, and was unconscious when picked up, with a long wound in the temple. She is recovering nicely and no permanent injury will result. Miami Locals Mr. and Mrs. B. F. McEndorfer left Wednesday on a visit to rela tives and friends about South Bend, Indiana. Mr. McDivilt bought the Wilson sawmill last week. He is a saw yer of thirty yeais expeiieuce and be expects to furnish his patrons Given Test! The new cement machine pur chased by the board of county r ad commissioners, was demonstrated by a representative of its makers to the members of the board the first of the week in Raton. The new machine met with the approv al of the board members. With it, it is possible to make concrete culverts at the minimum cost, both in the material used and the labor. Concrete conduits rang ing in size from 20 inches to four feet in diameter, can be made with the machine. It is not improba ble that, after giving the new de vice a rigid test, the road board will purchase several more and dis tribute them throughout the coun ty. Several Pass 8th Grade Examination At the examinations tor the 8ib. grade recently held by County Superintendent Josie Lockard at Raton, Cimarron, Springer and Dawson, the following candidates made the required mark as speci fied by the state board of educa tion: Susanna Butler, Florence Mack, and Virginia Martin, Raton; Joe Williams. Yankee; Opal Vander bur, Johnson Mesa; Ilva Short and Audrey Shoemaker, Bell. Mrs. Lockard was highly pleas ed with the progress made in the school library. There are now 375 volumes in the library. She visited the schools at Roberts, Bo nito, I . town and Cimarron. Springerjpasms The body of A. J. Burton, a con tractor for the Lake Charetta Land company, was located on Thursday morning about a mile from his cab in. It is presumed that while Bur ton was returning to his cabin trom Colmor he got lost and wandered off a cliff, when be had practically reached bis destination. Relatives in Kansas have taken care of the body. The Spiinger Ditch company let contracts to J. F. Wilson and F. E. McCartney for the cleaning and extending of the highline and De vine ditches, under that project. John Lauterback, the sheepman, has purchased a new Ford car, to replace the one he has used. Geo. VV. Wilson and A L. San- ford of Cimarron, have opened up a blacksmith and harness shop in Springer. Bulb are well known rtd timers. with nicely sawn lumber. Wm. Page moved to Mt. Dora, N. M., last week to take charge of the Farmers Dvelopment Co's. store at that place. There is some talk about putting in a cheese factory at Miami in the near future. The Antelope Valley Intake Fully Repaired The Antelope Valley Irrigation company has a force of men and teams at work four miles east ot Cimarron, doing extensive repair work at the point where the intake projects into the Fonil creek. The dam is being reinforced to with stand the Ireshets in the near fu ture caused by the melting snow in the mountains. The intake and dam were con siderably damaged by the floods last June, and have not been re paired until 'this spring. The re servoirs on the project are filling up with water as rapidly as can be expected, and in all probabilities the farmers on the tract will have sufficient water with which to irri gate their crops. Hagadorns Buy Big Herd Of Cattle J. l. HagaJorn returned Mon day evening from Clayton where he spent a few days buying cattle and succeeded iu purchasing 500 bead which will be trailed to the Rayado Ranch about the first of May and turned onto the range to be fatten ed during the summer months. No cattle has been on the ranch since it was taken over by the Ray ado Colonization company several years ago, and there is an abund ance ot grass in the bills. Upou returning Mr. Hagodorn brought a registered jack along, he having purchased it in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The jack will be used on the ranch to breed mares; it be ing the anticipation of the compa ny if raise many mules in the fu ture, Raton Snapshots D. N. Rittenhouse, a middle aged man, was taken into custody Wednesday morning for gun-play. 1 be man is sunering a nervous breakdown aod his sanity is being questioned. He fired at several parties during the night, but noue were injured. The city dads of Raton feel as though they have dine their duty in making a tree distribution of 400 trees to the property owners No more trees will be given away this year. John C. Shaffer and Miss Ruth Vincent were united in marriage Wednesday, at the home of the bride's parents. Immediately alter the ceremony the couple departed tor their home in Los Angeles, Calif., where the groom has a posi tion on the Santa Fe train service. Ibe dam in Linwood canyon will be completed this week by the contractor, Frank Grubelnik. M. N. Mikesell is atienda,,; the irrigation congress in Denver, be ing one of the delegates appointed by the governor to represent New Mexico. Quietest Election In The Town's History Inclement Weather Keeps Many From Polls; Three Tickets "Scratched" Out Of Total Vote Martin Buckovc and son Mike were business visitors in the Key City this week from the Moreno Valley. Mr. Buckovc brought down a few bunches of onions and distributed them among his friends here. The onions were grown on bis farm in the valley this year and were of a choice variety. While in town he negotiated the sale of onions and other vegetables to loc al stores, and will take advantage in shipping his produce to market by using the 50 pound parcel post carrier. Mr. Buckovc reports that he will have a large acreage of both garden truck and cereal crops. T. R. Nance came Aovra from the Moreno Valley, Tuesday to vis it a few days with his family and transact business. Reservoir Of Chas Springer Being Enlarged A large number of men and teams started work this week in en Urging the reservoir uf Charles Springer, three miles north of the Key City. The reservoir is being considerably enlarged and repaired at this time to store more water for irrigation purposes. Many more acres will be put under culti vation this year, making it neces sary to increase the storage capa city of the reservoir from which the water is taken. The water is being appropriated out of the Ponil and converted in to reservoir by way of an intake. lifting Of iid" in Aztec Must Stop At Once Considerable trouble is being ex perienced at Aztec in enforcing the prohibition law. Dr. McRee was arrested this week on the charge of selling liquor in violation of the law and fined Í35. Lifting of the lid it is said has been frequent and an Aztec paper states that the citi zens have stocd the continued law breaking as long as they intend to, and have organized to see that the law is enforced. For Sale One good Durham milch cow, elf made kitchen cabinet, six hole No. 8 range, chairs and other things at a bargain. H. R. Blakelv. H. C. Ellis went to Raton, Wed nesday to attend to business mat-tars. At no time in the history of Cim- arran, either before or after the in corporation of the town, has an election been held where so little interest was manifest, as the one closed on Tuesday evening. No indication before or on election day pointed to any degree of interest in the political situation of the town. The thing sought for was accom plished before the election, namely a non-partisan ticket, and it is very doubtful whether a set of men who were nominated and elected for the respective offices could have been chosen than: Mayor, C. R. Bass. Clerk, C. G. Waters. Council, Jaa. T. Lail, A. W. Vasey, L. R. Butler, Perfecto Cor dova. Treasurer, Herman C. Ellis. Every candidate on the ticket was elected, and when the ballots were given the final count, three tickets were scratched, all other ballots were voted straight. Thus, it may be said, in the peaceful slumbers the election is over with, and the new city officials can enter upon their duties guiding the affairs of the municipality for a term of two years. What was once a bed of political eruption is now forgotten, and the "watchful waiting" policy has tak en the place of those bitter politic al encounters that will go down in biographical sketches of Cimarron. Owing to the inclement weather the number of voters was very lit tle who availed themselves of the opportunity to vote the straight ticket. It is estimated that not more than one-fifth the votes were bajlotted. 400-Mile Circle Drive Most Popular In The Southwest While the signs of spring are coming and going, much interest is manifest among tourists and mo torists about the 400 mil circle drive, of which Arthur Seligman and other Santa Feans are the tath thers. Many improvements are contemplated along this popular highway so that the motorists can tour this beautiful drive with the greatest of ease and pleasure. With the exception of a short pif-e of road in the western part of Colfax county, the highway is in a good condition, suitable for auto traffic, and it is expected that the road will be repaired at the earliest possible time. The f4Qo-mile circle drive' it the most popular and picturesque trip in the southwest, and those who have been over it say it can not be excelled in the United States. Perhaps the most import ant part of the drive is that be tween Cimarron and Taos, where the motorist passes through the Limarrou Canyon, aud the 1000 foot Palisades through the beauti ful Moreno Valley, over the divide and on to Taos.