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CIMARRON NEWS. AND THE CIMARRON CITIZEN ESTABLISHED 1872 NEW VOL. VI CIMARRON, COLFAX COUNTY. NEW MEXICO. THURSDAY. JUNE 18. 1914. NO. 24 'CIMARRÓN HOLDS THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM OF COLFAX" " " ' : ' ! i : i ' .J!JJ , , , -r Cimarron Wins From The Miami Boys Unless Given Support the Ball Team Will Play Its Last Game Next Sunday With Maxwell. The ball game Sunday between the Cimarron and Miami boys re sultad in another victory ior the home club by the tune of 18 to io. The game was very slow owing to the rain and mud. The boys were royally treated at the bands of the Miami people. Tbey teport a big dinner at each of the private homes '.vhere tbey were assigned. i One of the attractions featured for the day was the children's day exercises at the church and proved to be a treat to the visitors. Next Sunday the team expects to play its last game owing to the fact that it takes money to make the trips which tbey must make often Sunday in order to get return games. It really requires $50 per month to keep the team going with balls and traveling expenses and meals for the visitors while in Cim arron. The C. T. & L. Co. are paying $11.25 per month towards the amount and whether or not Cimar ron keeps the team in the field it -now batdeftends and what you in tend to do about helping to raise monthly fund. The Springer team gets J00.00 each month tor base ball purposes alone 'and besides they take up a collection at the games . - Tbe Miami boys raised enough money for toeir suits in a very short time. The Cimarron team plavs the Maxwell City team here Sunday. This team has been defeated only once this year and we should have a great game tor borne people. Come and help root for the boys and we will add another del. -at to their splendid record If you care to subscribe to the monthly bate ball list call up the treasurer, C. G. Waters and ask bim to put your name to the list and the amount ydu care to give. Let's boost Cimarron and not let our people go awav from Ijome for things they can enjoy here. Many Valuable Sheep Poisoned Potassium Cyanide One of tbe most wanton and dastardly pieces of work ever beard of has come to light in Silver City. County Commissioner E. S. Ed wards of Sama Rita bad las fine sheep poisoned last week by the scattering of potassium cvanide in tbe water tanks, the reservoir and over the range on Mr. Edwards' sheep and goat ranch. Two part ies were arrested charged with tbe crime but there being no evidence as to who committed tbe dastardly deed the crime will likely go un punished. Among the sbeep were a number of Karakules of great value. There was enough cyanide scattered over the range to have killed a regiment as tbe poison is exceedingly dead ly and it takes but little to effect destruction. BirdsaU Chandler Nuptials On Sunday, June 7 so it is re ported, At the- home of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Dormer in the Chase Canon, occurred the marriage of lerome Kirdsall, eldesf son of Mr. and Mr- . J. I. Matkiu and Miss Iva Chandler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Chandler. The mar riage was witnessed by only a tew friends of the contracting parties. Miss Chandler is a Colfax coun tv daughter and is known by every man, woman and child in this sec tion for her kindness qf heart and amiable disposition which have won for her many staunch Iriepds,, who hold her in high esteem. Jerome Birdsall is arising young man of ability and has numerous friends. He is employed on the van Houten ranch where be bas achieved an enviable reputation among his co-workers with the lar- iet on the range. Mr. and Mrs. Hirdsall will make their home on the ranch as soon as the house has heen repaired. Their numerous friends extend to them congratulations and wish them a life of marital bliss. s Irrigation Company Must Act As Common Carrier An important opinion on the de livering of water from an irrigation ditch was handed down tv Judge McClure in the district court at Roswell, Saturday. It was in the case al J. M. Mill er against the Hagerman Irriga tion company. In the opinion ot the court, tbe Hagerman Irrigati n company must act as a common carrier anb deliver water for a dist ance ot a mile and a half to the Miller lands. Tbe plaintiff howevei must pay the owners of the canal for carry ing tbe water fram the point where it enters tho canal to the place he wants it delivered onto his lands. This charge is not to be more than Í1.25 per acre, which is the maxi mum amount charged for delivering waters by the canal company to other lands. Raton Snapshots According to the opinion of At torney General Clancy, county clerks in New Mexico may take ac knowledgement of deeds hereafter. Little Miss Thelma Haner won Will Log 400 Mile Circle Drive E. C. Sperry of Raton was in the Key City, Monday gathering data for a pamphlet which he will have published io the near future illustrating the side trip from Trin idad to Santa Fe via the Cimarron Canon. The highway will be carefully logged in this publication and all points of interests will be profusely illustrated to draw the attention of tourists and pleasure seekers in making the trip. Mr. Sperrv mo tored to Taos and thence to Santa Fe and Las Vegas where he will collect sufficient data to complete his diary which will be published in book form upon bis return. Tbe pamphlet will give tbe side trip much publicity. Hand Disposes Land Holdings To Chicagoans The valuable lands of J. D. flan.! at Los Alamos, San Miguel countv, some 53,000 acres, have heen sold to a Chicago group ol capitalists headed by the Snellen barger barb-wire fence manufactur ing interests for a consideration of about one million dollars, accord ing to an authentic report. It is said the new owners will proceed to develop the lands on an im mense scale. It is said that Hand who by this deal practically closes out his interests in San Miguel county, accepted some Chicago real estate as part payment. Must Resort To Bronchial Operation To Save Child's Life Dr. Chambers, as a last resort to save the life of tbe infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Robinson of Tu cumcari, will perform an operation to remove a carpet tack from the bronchial tube. An X-ray exami nation revealed the tack lodged in one of the air passages under the fifth rib. The child was rushed to El Fssc to have tbe tack removed by a sptcialist, onlv to find tbat tbe specialist was not there- , 1 the Reporter Shetland pony and cart, having received the greatest number of votes. Tbe funeral of Mrs. Lynn whs held Friday morning, Sbe was 83 years old and resided, with her daughter a number of years. Forrest Crane and Mrs. Lena Onion were named at Las Vegas last week and will make their borne 1 Raton where tbe groom is en gaged in business. Marshal Duckworth is busy in rounding up mischievous who are unruly and otherwise doiog consid erable damage to property. Sev eral arrests have been, made and others will lollow unlets these dep redations come to an abrupt end. Cloudburst Does Much Damage A cloud bursted in the Cimarron cito and Uracca creek country on Tuesday evening causing consider able damage to property. Tbe garden on tbe .Uracca ranch was completely washed away by Jthe floods and other losses were re ported I mm the ranch. The hood is reported to have been one of the worst ever seen in this section and it is thought tbat much other damage was done to property not yet known. An inspection or tbe dams and reser voirs showed tbat they were not damaged, but on Wednesday two men were stationed in tbat section to report any possible indication of immediate danger. Tourists Are Motoring The Circle Drive Four autoes loaded with tourists passed through Cimarron, Wednes day returning to their bornes in Al buquerque over the scenic route through the Cimarrou Canon and Taos. The party is touring over the 400 mile circle drive having started from Albuquerque the lat ter part of tbe week to enjoy this route The party made good time with their motor cars having muddy roads to contend with since the rains of Monday and Tuesday. The road in tbe canyon is in good shape considering the recent heavy rains and can be traversed with ease and safety by motor cars. Judge Leib Returns Much Improved In General Health Judge T. D. Leib returned to Raton from Mineral Springs, Tex as, much improved in health. He broke down white holding court at Tucumcari and on the advice of hii physician bas been recuperating several weeks, Judges E. C. Ab bott and Colin Neblett holding court in his place at Raton and Taos. Judge Leib has hosts of friends in all parts of this judicial district who will be glad to learn of bis general improvement in health. Maxwell Mockeries Saturday tbe farmers near Max well shipped 300 pounds of cream to tbe Las Vegas creamery. Dai ry herds 00 tbe Maxwell tract are increasing at a rapid rate. A 5, 10 and 35c More bas been opened in Maxwell by Mr. and Mrs. Gordon. Indiana from Albuquerque and .Taos are busy working io tbe beet fields of which there are 500 acres this being considerable less than (Continued on leat page.) Governnent Buys 290 Graded Bulls C. S. Ranch Delivers Stock to Indians Who Will Improve Their Herds Fancy Price Received; LT. Lambert Returns With Young Bride On Wednesday of last week at tbe home of tbe bride's parents, in Roswell, Mr. E. T. Lambert of this ci'y and Miss Jessie Henning of Roswell, were united in mar riage. The ceremony was performed in the presence of immediate friends and relatives, including Mrs. Hen ry Lambert who journeyed to Ros well to attend tbe marriage of her son. Immediately after tne cere mony the bridal party with tbe groom's mother, departed for Cim arron where tbey arrived Friday evening welcomed by hosts of friends. While the bride comes to Cimar ron as a stranger she will create a strong friendship in tbe hearts of Cimarron folk, as it is here where the Western spirit and loyaltv is prevalent. Sbe is a refined and ac complished young lady and is well deserving of the man of her choice. Gene Lambert needs no intro duction to the people of Cimarron, as he is one of the young pioneers here. He is a young man of ex emplary character and recognized by all for his sterling worth. Mr. and Mrs. Lambert will re side in this city and have tbe best wishes of their many friends for a continued married life of happiness and prosperity. Indians Cany On Extensive Irrigation In The Southwest Indians of nn less than ai pueb los íd the Southwest are cultivating tracts ranging from 300 to 8000 acres of land and the work ot irri gation among the red men is forg ing ahead, according to H. F. Robinsou general superintendent of irrigation for tbe Pueblo In dians. Mr. Robinson said: "The big gest of these irrigation projects in tbe Southwest is the Zuni, which is almost completed. It consists of a big reservoir 45 miles south of Gallup and with it we hope to irri gate 8,000 acres. The Indians now have three or four thousand acres under cultivation and the re servoir will double the acreage which can be put under tbe ditch. Five vears aeo these Zuni Indians did not have an acre under cultiva tion by irrigation except some patches which were reached by I floodwatera. Tbe U. S. government is using every possible means to improve tbr grade of cattle among toe dif ferent Indian tribes of tbe south vest and west. Last week tbe C. S. Ranch shipped several cars of yearling bulls of the Hereford type to the southern part of tbe state to be distributed among the Indian tribes, with the view of improving their beef herds. One car of 36 bulls will be shipped to tbe Sbo- sboni Indian tribe near Lander, Wyoming. The government purchased 290 head of yearling Hereford bulls from the C. S. Ranch at a stipu lated price of $90 pen head for im mediate delivery. This type of bulls is but an example of the high grade herds of cattle raised in this section of the county by practical ly every cattle man- las. T. Lail had charge of the shipments to the south, returning on Saturday. Infant Burned When Mother Leaves House Deming, June 17. One of the most appalling and horrible acci dents that bas ever occurred in this section of the country took place when the three months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Middle katif was burned to death when the Middlekauf home, four miles north of Deming, was destroyed by fire about 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Middlekauf left her baby lying on tbe bed in her home and went down the road a short dist ance to visit a neighbor, sbe look- en back and saw smoke emerging from the windows of her home. Rushing back to save her baby she was met at the door of the house by a burst of flames and thick black smoke, which overcame her and sbe was unable to eater the house which was entirejy destroy ed. Tbe fire is supposed to bave been caused by the explosion oí an oil stove, which she had left burn ing to cook supper. All that was left of the little baby was a few charred remains. Boy Shoots Self With 22 Rifle In The Abdomen Monday morning about 7 o'clock Alberto Rivera, a ia year old boy who lives near the Catholic church in Tucumcari, accidentally shot himself with a aa rifle. Tbe bul let entered tbe body in tbe region of the stomach. He was taken to a physician's office for treatment and at last reports it was not I known bow serious the wound is.