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AND THE CIMARRON CITIZEN ESTABLISHED 1872 -NEW VOL VI CIMARRON. COLFAX COUNTY. NEW ME JRSDAY. SEPTEMBER 3. 1914. NO. 35 CIMARRON HOLDS THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM OF COLFAX" School Opens Under Favorable Conditions Cement Walk Built on Southside; Largest Library In State; Will Be Open September 7. School will open on the 7th day of September and the school board asks as a favor or the parents that they see to it that their children are all in scdool the first day. This is of a whole lot more importance than the people seem to think and, heretofore, the attendance on the first day, especially among the na tive children, has been very poor. Let us do better this year. The school board is having a cement sidewalk built on the south side of the school grounds, and this will be extended to the school house. Thanks to the town board and the citizens across the track, will be a sidewalk connecting the school house sidewalk with the bridge and the streets south, so there will be no excuse for the children to be absent when the roads are muddy. The board considers the school to be in better shape to advance the pupils this year than ever be fore. Through the persistent ef forts of Mrs. G. H. Webster, Jr., the school has two new sets of en cyclopedia and many reference books, and the library has been in creased Irom a very meager one to a collection ol some 700 books. The board is very grateful to Mrs. Webster and it is certain that the people of the town also appreciate her efforts. This gives Cimarron of the best school libraries in the state and it is hoped that the peo pie will make use of it. -The li brary will be open every Friday afternoon at three o'clock and it is urged that the people come them selves alter the books. The children will be guidi d by the teachers in sellecting books for their own use. N. Y. Editor Gives Views Of Crisis Herman Kidder, editor and own er of the New York Staats Zeitung has the following to say about the European war in part: The murder of the archduke of Austria was one of the immediate causes of the war. It led to the sending of the Austrian ultimatum. The reports which reached this country at the time caused the im pression to become general that the Austrian government served an important and rigorous ultimat um which, despite its severity, was accepted by Servia with but one reservation. I he Servians uidJot propose to permit Austrian oflftials to take part in the investigation to uncover the plot which led to the murder, basing its relus.tl on the necessity of maintaining Iba digni ty of its government' It has leen assumed '...( the Servians in yielding on mi other questions involved, showed a will ingness to settle the points at is sue. Austria demaneed in its ulti matum the elimination of such Ser vian school teachers as were clear ly identified with the anti-Austrian agitation by being members of the anti-Austrian societies. it also asked the suppression of such Ser vian school textbooks which con tained violent anti-Austraian senti ments. Surely, most Americans will agree with me in saying that-a propaganda that begins in the school room and inflames the mind of children against a neighboring state cannot help but cause a con tinual state of unrest along the border. It brows a strong light on the human element ol the posi tion taken by Austria. The fact that the plot to murder the Austrian archduke involved members of the Servian govern ment, and it was rumored a mem ber of the royal house, makes the demands of Austria by no means excessive. Must Keep Mum About The War If you are prone to stir up an argument, or are laboring under the impression that you are an or ator, display your talents at home, concerning the European struggle. This edict was received last week by Mayor Bass from the United Marshul at Denver, who instructed the mayor to prohibit all puldic speaking and arguments either in the steeets or halls; and to arrest all parties who violate this dictum. This precaution is taken to pre vent any possible trouble among different races of people who, in a heat of passion may commit atro cious crimes. Corporation Com. To Adjust Coal Rates Friday Friday, September 4, the state - j Palmes-Funke Nuptials On Tuesday Eve. On Tuesday evening at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. L. R. Butler. Miss Helena W. Funke and Mr. G. H. Palmes, were unit ed into the holy bonds of matri mony, Rev. H. R. Mills officiat ing. Only immediate members ol Funke family, Miss Nira Nutter and Mrs. Murphy being present at the ceremony. The Butkr home was prqfusely decorated with roses, carnations, nasturtiums, violets and sweet peas for the occasion. The bride wore a beautiful traveling gown ol dark blue; carried an enchanting boquet of roses and chrysantbé mums as an emblem sublime beau ty and purity. Miss Edith Funke acted as bridesmaid and looked most charming. The groom and groomsman, Mr. Fritz Thelen,' wore the usual conventional black. The bride is the second daught er of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Funke of this city, and has grown to wo manhood here. She has ever been a bright star in the home circle where she will be keenly missed to be the queen in her own home. Through her sweet disposition and charming ways she has made hosts of friends. The groom is an industrious and energetic young man and has a lucrative position with the local lumber company where he has an enviable reputation as a mau of ability and foresight. 1 Immediately after the ceremony the bridal couple were motored to Springer by the bride's parents, to depart lor Chicora, Miss., where they will visit with relatives sever al weeks, returning to Cimarrón about October 1 to take op house keeping. On Monday the bride was the re cipient ol many valuable tokens of friendship at a parcel shower given in her honor at the spacious O. F. Matkin home by Mrs. Matkin. The many warm friends of Mr and Mrs. Palmes wish them a mar ried life of continual bliss and sub lime happiness. I bey will be at home to their friends in this city after October 1. corporation commission will meet In its chambers with officials of the railroads doing business in this state, with a view of affecting bet ter rates on coal within the state Any decrrase on coal rates will be highly appreciated, especially so in ibis community where the present rate is considered bigb. What changes are to be made has not been made public by the commis sion. Sparks Has Monarch In Future View Ute Park, N. M., Aug. 31, 1914 Cimarron News and Citizen, Cimarron, N. M. Dear Sir I noticed in your issue of 27th inst., a rather pertinent comment on Germany's recogni tion of thr very efficient comple tion of fhe Panama Canal. It is a reflection of what German v stands for efficiency. The ure two great governments in the v. ild Germany and New Zealand. The extreme opposites in torm. lioth get results. We should a i lie for results, regard less of names and forms. For mvself I would rather see a monarchy efficiently and justly ad ministered than a more free gov ernment m name only and run tor graft and place. The majority of whom I h ive met here who favor a monarch here; desire it because it would m re firmly entrench tbem in their lavored positions. Each one of our present political parties have son e good in their platforms; the Progressives having more points, which I favor, but the pres ent Democratic has put more in action than any administration of which 1 nave any knowledge. Each one has i grain of truth like the bible, -but when you shall have car ried ew Such absurd creeds as turning the other cheek after hav ing smashed on one, urn might be unable to give him the thrashing be would deserve; so I believe any nation or individual who tries to eliminate war from their program is making a serious mistake. I think the U. S. should take a de cided stand for the greatest people regardless of the numbers who may be against them. Rats in great enouiih numbers have been known to destroy men, but I see no rea son in their superior numbers for letting them have their way. I firmly believe should Germany lose in this great conflict, the re striction of personal liberty and human advancement will be felt all over the world. Most truly, J. T. Sparks. Preparing - For Monster Campaign Republican and Democratic nom- - JHk life Snuffed Out At Dawson Mine Noel Vance Loses Life In Perform ance Of Duties; Funeral Servic es Held On Wednesday. inees for congress and corporation commissioner are preparing for a state wide campaign, the itenerary to include visits to every one of the twenty-six counties. Republicans have already open ed headquarters in the Ancient City with Ralph Ely as chief dis penser of work. Democrats have opened up offices in the same city with Chairman Paxton at the head of the situation and to direct the forces. B. C. Hernandez will tour the state commencing the 16th ult., that he will be a stiff running mate for Fergusson 'is a foregone con clusion. Fergusson has not yet announced his intention of making a whirlwind campaign, and the matter will not be decided until it is arranged with J. H. Paxton. Adolph P. Hill, chief clerk of office of secretary of state and the Democratic nominee for corpora tion commissioner will open up his campaign under the direction of the state chairman. Hugh H. Williams, the Republican candi date to succeed himself as corpor ation commissioner, will make a vigorous lour. Mis menas pre dict he will prove a formidable campaigner. Sup. Court Will Decide Tax Cases The September docket of the New Mexico supreme court will be a big one and in it are inscribed a number of cases carried to that tri bunal from Colfax county. Three cases will be tried September 34, and their fates rest with the court to decide whether the county trea surer can be enjoined from collect ing taxes that are supposed to be in excess of the actual property valuation. The appellees involved in the cases are the Ute Creek Ranch Co., First National Bank of Raton, and the Price Shoe & Cloth ing Co. These cases, or rather the out come, is being watched with much anxiety, as a number of similar ones are pending the decision of the supreme court. "Weep not that his toil is over; Weep not that his race is run. God grsnt we may rest as sweetly, When, like his, our work is done. Till then we would yield with glad ness Our loved one to Him to keep. And rejoice in the sweet assurance, He giveth His loved one sleep." Seldom has it been our duty to record so sudden a death. A dark gloom spread over the whole com munity when it was learned that Noel Vance was gone. Monday morning he reported for dutv at the mines in Dawson and little did he Ireallze that it was to be his last day at manual labor. At 9:40 Monday morning he togeth er with two others were working on a pipe line when a car was turn ed loose on the tipple running over the body on the right side. Both legs were severed. He was taken to his borne where be rallied until 4 o'clock, when life was extinct. The remains were brought to Cimarron where funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Whitney home, Rev. H. R. Mills officiating and paying a beau tilul tribute to the life of the de ceased. The Masonic order of which he was a member attended the services in a body. Burial took place in Mountain View ceme tery. Noel Vance was born in Colfax county about 33 years ago and was educated in the public schools. He worked in various capacities and during the past few years was em ployed at the coal mines in Daw son where he sacrificed his life. About eight years ago he was united in marriage and to this un ion was born six children, two of whom together with a bereaved wife mourn the loss of a kind fath er and devoted husband, besides a mother, two brothers and four sis ters. There was a daily beauty about his life which won every heart. In temperament he was mild, concil iatory and candid; and yet remark able tor an uncompromising firm ness. He gained confidence when he seemed least to seek it. To the bereaved family the sympathy of the community is extended.