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NO. 35
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
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
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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
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
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.
- For Monster
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
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
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.

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