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AND THE CIMARRON CITIZEN ESTABLISHED 1872-NEW VOL VI CIMARRON. COLFAX COUNTY, NEW MEXICO. THURSDAY, MAY 7. 1914. NO. 18 CIMARRON HOLDS THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM OF COLFAX Maxwell Wins From Cimarron The base ball name between Cim arron and Maxwell at the latter place last Sunday resulted in the h victory for Maxwell the score being 3 tp O. It proved to be the best played game of the season in this section of the state, a league game having much to do to give a better exhibition of the national game". Maes tes. the twirler for the Cim arron team showed his ability in pitching a good ball by allowing only three hits during the entire nine innings, having full control of his ability in handling the ball at all times. Johnny Gallagher did full justice at 'he bat where he was featured during the game. The team as a whole played a fine game throughout, having the suppoitof a large contingent of local people. The three scores credited to Max well were due to eirors on the part of the Cimarron boys, which were practically unavoidable. Every available auto in Cimar ron was put into service to carrv the base ball enthusiasts to Max well to witness the game. While some of the autoes exper ienced difficulty in crossing ibe Van Brimmer, that would make an other chapter of interesting read ing, suffice it to say that all return ed Sunday evening feeling well re paid for their day's troubles. Hebron Dam Destructed By High Water The large Hebron dam on the Maxwell tract washed out Saturday morning as the result of a heavy pressure of water, following the heavy rains of Thursday and Fri day. The dam was just completed last year and its destruction comes just at a ti.iie when the farmers to whom it supplied irrigation water were looking forward to their most successful season. The dam was built by the Max well Land and Irrigation company and the company suffers a heavy loss in its destruction. The dam dam will be rebuilt. Finger Lost In Circle Saw At Continental Mill Wednesday morning while run ning a circle taw at the Continent al mill in this city, a young boy named Veller had the misfortune to have bis left band caught in the machine, resulting in, the loss of his index finger and the serious in jury to the second and third fing ers. The boy was taken to office of Dr. Masteh who dressed the wounds. He will not be able to work in the mill fór several weeks until the wounds have been tho roughly healed. Turbulent Rains Do Much Damage Sudden Rise of Streams Put Railway Traffic Temporarily Out; Tele-gráphj-jnes Down. Heavy and turbulent rains last Wednesday and Thursday did con siderable damage on the western extension of the Rocky Mountain route, when the high water washed away tracks and moved the pilings from the bridges. The railway bridge crossing the Ponil one mile east of Cimarron was partially put out of commission tor a few days, until the bridge cre w repaired the structure temporarily to allow the trains to pass over it without dang er. The bridge was however permanently rapaired the fore part of the week. In the Cimarron Canyon a rock slide caused by the heavy waters in the mountains obstructed rail way traffic for more than 24 hours, before the debris could be remov ed. A short distance east of tlte Park station the track and road bed was washed out. The train was tied up here for more than two days, being unable to go cast on account of the damaged bridge and washouts and obstructed track i re venting westen. traffic. The train arrived Thursday ev ening remaining here until Sunday morning when it started for Raton. The damaged sections of the road have since been fully repaired and traffic both east and west, has been resumed by the company. The town was cut off from out side telegraphic communications for several days, the only means of commnication with the outside world being with the telephone. The crippled telegraph service was not repaired until late Saturday. It is reported that the turbulent rains were much more severe in the eastern part of the county than in this section. Walton's Diciples Free After May 15 The chase after the wily trout begins in New Mexico, May 15, and the diciples of Isaac Walton armed with the usual paraphernalia will be many this year as there are a great many trout to angled from the quiet pools. The season lasts until October 15. Weight limit is 25 pounds in possession at one time, and 15 pounds in one calend ar day is the maximum. The size limit is not less than si inches. The trout streams in Colfax county wer-5 restocked with small trout last year, and fishing will be above par in most any stream that is large enough to hold the speck led beauties. Residents of the state need no fishing license it, being only non residents that are requested to take them out. Robt. A-hbaugb wai a county Mat visitor Monday and Tuesday. Co. Road Board Can Pay Its Own Contracted Bills The board of county road com missioners has been greatly facili tated in its road and bridge work by the recent decision of the state supreme court, in regards to the handling of the road and bridge business, about which there was a seemiugly difference of opinion as to who should audit and pay all the bills. According to the ruling dí the court, which body reversed a pre vious decision, tne road board has full right and authority to audit and pav all bills which it contracts out of the road and bridge lund. The county commissioners will, in the future have nothing to do withj this end of the business. Opening Guns Of Suffrage Campaign Fired In Santa Fe The opening guns were fired at Santa Fe, Saturday in the state wide campaign to culminate in a state convention in Albuquerque next October, when the New Mexi co Woman's Suffrage League heid a mass meeting and discussed "Why Women Should Vote." The League eulogized the Pro gressive Darty for being in sympa thy with the suffraire movement. Several well prepared speeches were delivered at the meeting. Springer Spasms Fred Martiuez who for two years was a member of the Reform School and who was pardoned one vear ago, is now making good at Santa Fe, where be has joined the militia and is playing on the ball team. At the recent meeting of the county commissioners that board was presented with the resignation of J. I Jeffers of the road board, which was very promptly accepted. Dr. Fanton and wife have return ed from Rochester, Minn., wheie Mr. Fanton was operated on for throat trouble. A band of Gypsies, men, womeu and children pilfered in and around Springer several days the past week, buying, selling and trading horses. They made several deals while in town. Sopbus Richard, the booster and part promoter of the French Land & Irrigation company, died at his home in Illinois. No details have been received about bis death. Historical Society To Be Inaugurated Will Gather Curios and Relics For Museum; Supported By Many Southwest Old Timers. Famous Side Trip Will Be Toured By Many Motorists Theaoo-mile side trip prepared by the Santa Fe Railway company for tourists, from Trininad to San ta Fe, via Cimarron and Taos, is now the mouth piece of every one who knows about it. E. C. Sperry of Raton and sev eral other gentlemen from Trinidad attempted to make the pathfinder tour last week but were caught in the storm at Taos and compelled to return. Ordinarily the drive between Cimarron and Taos is made with ease in four or five hours but owing to 'the heavy roads one day was consumed on the trip; A Frond attempt on the pathfinder tout will be made within a few lays. Four Inches Of Rain In Colfax Co. During Three Days The rainfall in Colfax county for the last three days of the week, reached nearly four inches on an avecage. In some parts of the county as much as 15 inches of snow hil. at Ring and Bonito it is reported that a seven inch snowfall put a damper on the precipitation. Raton Snapshots W. M. Oliver purchased the j Raton Harness & Saddlery compa 1 ny last week- Emil Sloffel who has been connected with the firm for more than thirty years, will be in charge of the manufacturing end of tbe business. Willie North, a 13-year-old boy who ran away from his home in In diana, was taken from the blind baggage ol a west bound Santa Fe train. The boy's father forwarded money for his home-coming. More than 2000 feet of water pipe has been laid and 5000 feet of ditches dug since tbe starting of the new municipal water works system. The new council members were inducted into office Tuesday even ing and continued with its regular course of business; The city tax levy was made at this smeeting for 1914 and all summed up for tbe different funds is n'i mills. Two train loads of. troops fronfi Ft. Meade, S. P., passed through Raton, Thursday on their way to Ft. Wingate, N. M., wbere tbev will have charge of the 6000 Mexi can refugees transferred to that place from Ft. bliss, Texas for safe keeping. Flans and preparations are be ing consummated by citizens in and near Cimarron to perfect an Historical Societv and open up a museum in connection therewith. The movement which is still in its infancy, is being fostered by Geo. H. Webster, r., Fred Whitney and Rev. H. R. Mills, and these men are working towards the end in having the present plans ma ture at an early date. It was learned that the Maxwell Land Grant company will deed ov er certain property to the Historic al Society in Cimarron, 'providing the society incorporates, repairs the property fully and maintains it in full repair. This will be fully discussed at a meeting to Tic held in the near future by all who are interested in the movement. The meeting however, will not be held until the present session of the dis trict court adjourns, a'.'nunilu-r of citizens who are interested in the plan being unavoidably absent at this time in attending court. A great many of tly- old timers in the state have signified their willingness to assist this move ment in contributing tunds'towards the upkeep of the institution and to donate bits of relics to be plac ed in the museum, and it is be-j lieved that in this way the society can be run successfully. A gener al research will be made to acquire a great collection of curios and re lics synoymous of the southwest in the early history. Judge Leib will not preside at this session of the district court, owing to ill health. A judge from the southern part c.f tbe state will occupy the bencb. $2,000,000 Invested In Buzz Wagons Over two and a half million dol lars by conservative estimate is in vested in automobiles in New Mex ico, and over $63,006 in motorcy cles. The figures were taken from the records of secretary of state and show a total ot 192 automo biles licensed and 250 motorcycles. Estimating the initial cost ;of the autoes as averaging $1200, the tot al is 1(2,630,400; and figuring the motorcycles as averaging $250 each, the total is $62,500. Auto mobile men estimate thai tbe up keep will average $200 a car an nually, making $438,400 spent each year for maintenance of tbe buzz wagons. These figures, which it is expect ed will be vastly increased next year, show what a tremendous item the automobile is in the business of New Mexico. Nat. Highway Completed By 1915 The National Old Trails road connecting the Atlantic with the Facific coast will be a completed system of highways before the op ening of the Fanama exposition in IOI5- This announcement comes in the form of a letter written by J. M. Lowe, president of the National Old Trails association to the Auto mobile club of southern California. It is predicted by the president of the association that as many as 50,000 autoes will pass over this system of highways during 1915, and also that if each tourist spends a minimum of 5 a day, as much as $ 1,250,000 will be spent in the towns along the route during the year. Mr. Lowe says: "No other road association has made such progress as the Jold trails associa tion, now only two years old, nor has completed so many miles of permanent construction. The end is almost in sight." Whether the government takes a hand in the road construction or not, the highway will be perma nently constructed from ocean-to-ocean within another year. Un questionably a great many of the tourists will pass through Cimar ron, the canyon, Taos, down the Rio Grande and on to Santa Fe, where the highway will again be touched. Reservoir At Ute Park Damaged The large reservoir on the ranch of C. F. Remsburg near Ute Park was damaged quite badly during the heavy rains last week. It was well filled with water and during a brisk wtnd the waves washed out a section of the dam, giving the wa ter terrifJL torce which also wash ed out a section of Rocky Moun tain track, near which the dam is situated. This reservoir was completed last year and the damage of last wi.-ek is a severe loss to its owner. Mr. Remsburg. New Council Members Have Taken Up Duties The new Cimarron town council was 'inducted into office Monday evening with the usual ceremonies that of being sworn in and imme diately going to work. About tbe only labors accomplished at this meeting were those of allowing bills, this being an extraordinary session. Tbe new members ac quainted themselves with their im portant duties, adjourning to meet at tbe regular stated time. Rich ard Gaskin inducted the men into office.