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AND THE CIMARRON CITIZEN Ml RSTABl .LSI IF.Í) IH72 NEW VOL VI CIMARRON. COLFAX COUNTY. NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY. AUGUST 27. 1914. NO. 34 CIMARRON HOLDS THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM OF COLFAX 2000 Acres Placed On The Market Rayado Colonization Co. Will Pull Off Land Sale In September; Expect Many Buyers. A land sale of much importance to the growth and prosperity of the southern part of Colfax county op ens on September i and will re matn open until the ist of October wherein 2000 acres on the famous Rayado Ranch, eight miles south of Cimarron will be placed on the marl et. In order to make a quick sale of the tract, the land has been sub divided into forty acre farms, and some of larger or smaller units. Forty units of 40 acres each have been surveved and the balance of the ttact, or 400 acres, is surveyed into larger or smaller units, as to suit the purchasers. Two years ago, the Rayado Col onization company placed a tract of 2000 acres on the market, part of which is now under cultivation, and adjoins the tract of 2000 acres on sale during the month of Sep tember. On the tract sold two years ago, fall wheat averaged 30 bushels to the Here from the sod plowing, and spring wheat, oats and corn, will make a very good ahowing considering that the land was in the sod six months ago. Corn will average 40 bushels, wheat 25 to 35 and oats 35 to 60 bushels to the acre, and can now be seen standing in the field. As an inducement for the pror-ppcti'-e settlers to improve their farms, the compmy will sell lum- ; ber from its own saw mill at $12 pr thousand leet. The company will also plow the land (or $3 per acre, with its powtr plowing out fit The Ftavad" R inch is known in all tarts of the southwt st lor its productivity, and this is attributed to the reason whv Beaubien anil Miranda selected the gsrd n spot ol northern New Mexico, making it their home tor many years. It is also on this ranch where . Kit Carson built the first house in Col fax county No more beautiful place in the entire southwest can be found than this ranch, which, within the near future will make homes for several hundred families, when put under a high state of cultivation. It affords the farmer ample wat er for irrigation; close to timber lor fuel and building purposes, and good water for domestic purposes can be had bv sinking wells a nom nal depth. These are most valua ble assets to be considered in the southwest, and aiidc from them, a good graded school is on the ranch where the children are af forded the same schooling advant ages to be bad in the town or city It is practically a foregone con clusion that the entire tract of 2000 acres will be sold during the month of September and what is now the unbroken prairie will next year be a garden ot prolific crops and nu tritious grasses, with beauttful homes to surmount the predomi nence of the plains, made as they were for man to get out ol it for what it was intended. Miss Stella Kiker went to Raton 1 Tuesday to visit a few days with' ber brother. Cimarron Given Cold Shoulder Cimarron was given the cold shoulder by the Ocean to Ocean Highway association, in the publi cation of the map recently distrib uted, in that the association fol lowed the Camino Heal from the northern to the southern part of the state. More than one year ago the as sociation gathered funds in Cimar ron to place this city on the national highway, and follow the Santa Fe trail past Ft. Union or take route through the canon ard Taos down the Rio Grande Valley. Both were sidestepped and tin route on the plains was accepted as the national hignway, eliminat ing the most picturesque scenery on the entire route, notablv the Cimarron Canon in all its gran deur and 1000 foot Palisades. Webster Sells 1800 Head 2-Yr. Steers What is bevond doubt the larg est individual sale ol cattle record ed in this section was negotiated this week between Geo. H. Web ster, Jr., and Kansas parties. The contract calls for the dtliv ery 01 1000 neao ot 2 vear 01a steers in October, at the pric ol 7c per pound. The steers are now ranging on the Urraca Ranch and are in excellent condition. They will gain much in weight wi hin the next few weeks and thereby realizing a handsome profit tor Mr. Webster. The town council merts in regu lar session at 'he council chambers this Thursday evening. Duck Season Opens On October 1 By an order of the department of agriculture in Washington the wild duck season in New Mexico has been changed. It will open October i and close January 16, in lieu of opening September i and closing December 16. It is sup posed that this change was made by Wasnington officials upon the receipt of complaints from parties who entertain the erroneous im pression that wild duck - breed dur ing September. The order affects New Mexico principallv and wiU not meet with the hearty approval of sportsmen. Farmers On E. P. &S. W.Can Burn Old Ties Farmers along the E. P. & S. W. have now the privilege to take home old railroad ties and use the same for fuel, but must not destroy the fences. This action on the part of the railway company comes in rapid succession following the complaint that the company has been burning old railroad ties when settlers in the state, especially those on the dry farms, hwve been short of firewood in the winter. Views Of the I É Hearings On Coal Rates September 4 Th state corporation commis sion h is set September 4 as the date I r holding a conference of railrr 1 I ollicials on freight rates on c4.1l. The conference will be atten ! :1 it is thought, by officials BHBall the railways in the state fMriH be held at the state capit MBl' here, has been complaint that tWgioal rates are too high and the At of the conference is to del viae means lor reducing them, frjjfcvthing achieved at the con MHicc, the rates on coal between fC3(fcrron and the coal camps will bewf at I y reduced. (LIS. Had Troubles J Of Her Own One 1 Hundred Years Ago fn the light of present events in sirope it is interesting to recall Me fact that residents of the New Eru md states, including the jjBesirlent of the United States and Hkthe officials of the government Mr having some similar worries jBthctr own just one hundred years irjR Monnny. On this date in the vear 181 word was received in Rayado Ranch If Tax Muddle Acute With Appraisers Phillips and Board of Equalization Clash Over Valuations In This County; Much Interest. Hernandez Heads Rep. State Ticket Tuesday morning the Republi can State convention at Santa Fe nominated Benigno C. Hernandez of Rio Arriba county for congress man, and Hugh H. Williams to succeed himself as state corpora tion commissioner. The Baca delegation from Ber nalillo county was seated. U. S. Senator T. B. Catron was tempo rary chairman and Ralph C. Ely was chosen permanent chairman. Elfego Baca and bis immediate following attempted to bolt the party but without success. Senator Catron deliverad a key note address to the convention as sembled in which be denounced the democratic party. He was given continued applause during the address. The convention was the most in teresting one in the history of the state. Impro vement At Lail Supply Co. The Lail Supply company is one of the most progressive business firms in Cimarron, and the latest improvement at the hardware store is the installation of a Bowser gas oline pump and tank of immense capacity. The tank will be placed under the cement walk and the pump will be placed in a most con venient spot to which access can be had with ease. This will be much more convenient for tourists to supply tbeir cars with the juice, without which they are known to stop even though it is many miles to a town. Washington that the British expe ditipn under General Ross and Ad miral Cockburn had efiected a land ing on the shores of Marylnnd and was ready to march on the nation al capital. Two days later, on August 24, the British entered Washington and wrought such havoc with its public buildings that years were required to reconstruct and repair tbem. The capture of the city was preceded by the defeat of a motley army mustered to defend it. The president and his cabinet were at Blandensburg when the British ap proached, but teturned to the city when the conflict began and nar rowly escaped capture. Grows The valuation of coal lands in Colfax county formed an import ant subject of discussion before the state board of equalization at San ta Fe, Friday, and led to some more interesting tilts between As sistant District Attorney Phillips of Raton, Chairman F. W. Clancy and Governor William C. McDon ald of the board of equalization. Mr. Phillips argued that the as sessment in Colfax county has been too high; that if the board continues to impose blanket raises the result will be that the assessor in Colfax county will find it impos sible to get people to give the cor rect value of their property. Gov ernor McDonald declared that he did not think there had been any great injustice done in Colfax coun ty. "We have been increasing our assessments right along," contin ued Mr. Phillips, "and I believe that we are now assessed at full value. And I want to say there has been an injunction against ninety per cent of che raises made by this board of equalization." There were frequent questions thrown at Mr. Phillips until he re marked that he would finish his statement "if permitted to do so." Governor McDonald here inter rupted and asked Mr. Phillips some pointed questions about "coal land assessments up in Col fax" as every one leaned forward to catch every word of the discus sion. The governor then asked about the valuation of the Rocky Moun tain and Pacific railway, turned in for the year ton, and asked if it were not true that that company actually valued the lands at 242,- 000 by tbeir own statement. "In regard to coal lands 1 hope you will assess the men who own the coal rights and not the owners of surface rights. We hope that you will make sufficient investiga tion of the ownership ot these lands," said Mr. Phillips. Mr. Clancy asked Mr. Phillips a question which caused many in the room to smile. He said; "Don't you know that some of these unde veloped coal lands have been the basis for the sale of large bond is sues?" Mr. Phillips suggested that such a statement was made through an error. "Well," retorted Mr. Clancy, "Charley Spiess admitted it to us." Mr. Phillips replied that in his opinion the large Rocky Moun tain company's bond issue was on 1 mprovements. Notice All bonifide citizens of Cimarron are hereby given permission to fish on the Urraca Ranch Reservoir No. 1, withoet written permits un til Scftt. ioth, (14. No campfires or dogs permitted. The catch for each rod in any one day is limited to ten fish. Geo. H. Webster, Jr. Miss May Livingston was the guest of friends at Bonito the first of the week.