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The Cimarron News and Citizen
TO IGNORE FINDINGS; THEORY IS WRONG First City Survey Is Deemed to j Extreme School of Eugenists At- ublisherl Every Thondav Subscription fi.oo par Year Be a Failure. tacked by Doctor Saleeby. Kntered w-nll rawer September . igio, at the postoffice at Cimarron N. M.. under the act of March j, 1870." THK CIMARRON PUBLISHING COMPANY. ALB. E. SCHROKDER. Owner THE NOMINEES Considerable talk is now going the rounds in the state as to the nominee! for congress and state corporation com missioner. What it will lead to, the future alore can tell. I owever, one fact stands out pre-eminently, and that is, that Mr. Hernandez, the Republican nominee for congress, is a clean man with a clean record, and although he is not well known throughout the state, he will make himself heard before the election in November. The public has little disregard tor any one candidate of the klipper klapper type, and what it does want is, a man who can be relied upon when he goes to Washington to represent the masses of this great state, according to the principles he was elected on and which he advocated during the campaign. Too often it so happens that can didates are elected on one platform and when the critical moment comes in congress, they shirk their duties and wilt. This is deplorable but nevertheless it is true. The News is sincere in its opinion that tha congress man who is elected this fall must give a better account of himself than the history of the French revolution. WHAT IT MEANS No town in the entire Rocky Mountain region is so favorably situated and with such natural resources at its door, as Cimarron. And yet what do they mean to us in point of prosperity and development? During the past two years little or nothing was accomplished, and all that has leen done can put in the left eye, using the vernacular, and still have a good chance in not losing the sight. Towns and cities do not happen as they did fifty years ago. They are made by live wires who realize that their future depends upon what they do at the present. This is one of the fundamental reasons why Cimarron is not. It matters not who you are or what you do; your interest, as long as you remain here and your subsistence is depend ent on what not, should be at home that's everyone's du ty. It has been said that what's tverybodies business is nobody's business. But it is a poor axiom and not suitable in this day and age. Instead of houses being vacated, more should be built. Outside capital should be interested and a few more such things that contribute to prosperity. THE FAIR SPIRIT Some little criticism has been heard regarding the amount of cash prizes offered by the fair committee of the Northern New Mexico Fair Assn. for exhibits. There are those who have stated that the amount of the prizes wa not sufficient incentive to encourage exhibitors to enter the competition. It is to be regretted that such an attitude is taken by any citizen of the county. It must be remember ed that the fair is an institution originated by the people, given by the people for the benefit of the people. The fair is not a business project, promoted for money-making pur purposes, but rather a combined effort to bring out the best there is in the territory embraced. The satisfaction of having done something to make Colfax county a better place to live in should be sufficient incentive in entering the competition for prizes in the dif ferent departments. The cash value of the prize itself should not weigh in the mind of the exhibitor. The committee in charge of the fair is doing its work for you. for us, and every man, woman and child in the county. They have given their time and money in order to arrange the details of the project. Springfield, III., In Which the Ruaeel' Sage Foundation Made Sociologi cal Experiment, Not Sat letted With It Springfield, 111. The first complete municipal survey over conducted In the United Statea threatened to prove not satisfactory enough in Ita eonclu alona for ita recommendation for adop- j tlnn by the city surveyed. Springfield I because of Indifference or prejudice among the members of Ita city com mission, probably will ba aallafied to allow the exhaustive researches made In Its social and Industrial Ufa to stand for what they may ba to otbar ottlea and take only parti bona to Itaelf. Only two sections of the surfer . made by tha Russell Rage foundation I harn been published. Theae relsu j to education and public utilities sen- Ire. These, appearing In the local pa pers, were read with Interest, pro rotted pome commendation and some 1 criticism from thoae who were touched on tender spots, and relapsed Into the forgotten. Rut It Is apparent that considerable opposition will arise to executing the recommendations For example, the commissioner of public property Is rigorously kicking against the conclusions of the sur reyors regarding the water and light and gas serrlce. Springfield has a municipally owned water system and corporation owned gas and electric service. Now, municipal anrreyors and other reformers are not famous for partiality to prlrate utilities com panles and are supposed ordinarily to favi.r public ownership. Vet tbe Russell Rage experts round that charges for water service were too high and that electric light and gas charges were reasonable. The only result so far from this publication has been to arouse the commissioner. The surveyors of the educational system found some fault with the con struction of buildings and with couraes of atudy. The architects who raiacd the bulldlnga protested mildly while the school principals admitted In the main the Justice of tbe criticism offered. It Is expected changes will be made In the curricula, but it Is generally thought that while the rec ommendations regarding buildings may be made in new structures, no re visions will be made in thoae now In use How the rest of the report will be received Is matter of much specu latlon here. It will be published with in a month or two. ASTOR BABY HAS BIRTHDAY Posthumous Son of Late Millionaire Given Party I, Honor of tha Day. Bar Harbor, Maine. John Jacok Aator 3d. the little son of Mrs John Jacob Aator, is 'wo years old. Ia celebration of the anniversary a small birthday party was given by his moth er, who Is a member of the fashionable summer colony here. Among those In the family party were the parents ot Mrs. Astor and her sister, Miss Kath orine Force. Little John Jacob Astor 3d, was born August 14. 191 1, four months af ter his father had perished In the Ti tanic disaster. Rather delicate at Ms birth, tbe baby has grown Into a healthy youngster, and is one of th moat rugged babies at Bar Harbor this summer. The child closely rv Based on Wrong Premia Taking Children From Unnatural Environ ment Is Net Interfering With Natural Selection. Liverpool. Tbe "better dead, ' ot extreme school of eugenlsta has been iiharply attacked at a national "wel fare of Infancy" meeting here by Ur ('. W. Saleeby. a pupil of Francia Oal ton. the founder of eugenica. Whil heredity does bear on the prob lems of health, vitality and longevity It Is not. said the doctor, all easeo tlal and all Important, environment Is quite as tmportanL He accused thoae of the "better dead" school of blocking attempts to improve the con ditlons of human life on the ground that such attempts Interfered with natural selection. In fighting against the causes of In fant mortality. Doctor Saleeby denied that natural selection was being inter fered with. "Conditions Initiated In the slum! and public houses are not natural." h said. "They are hideously unnatural.' Eugenlsta of the extreme school were accused of forgetting the impor tance of nurture before birth, of pre natal Influences due to environment Thev ABflnmnd that It van slmnlv a Question of heredttv from birth, wher I It has t,een proved that Infections and the forces of malnutrition have beet playing on the child for roontha befors birth. The nurture of the mother li therefore Juet aa Important aa If tht child had been fed on gin and plcklei after birth. "There are no statistics and no ar rrumarita." declared the speaker, "ai regard tbe relative importance of na ture and nurture, which aeema to rec ognlie the fact that everyone of uf was alive, or ahould have been alive at leaat nine montha before we wer born, and that nurture waa playlnp upon heredity during the whole of thai period with a degree of power which It will never be able to display at a later period." Alcohol could be found in a baby liorn of a tippling mother, the apeakei continued, but this was not heredity; It was racial poison working out at ante-natal malnutrition It therefore followed that the nurture of the fu ture patent waa essential for real eugenica. Doctor Saleeby. after criticising tht biologists who spoke without auy prac tlcal experience with either chlldrei or mothers, laid down the following proposals for the Improvement of In fant life: 1. All motherhood to be regarded at a first charge on the resources of a nation. 2. Government authority to look after maternity. 3. The handing over of all mater nlty caaes, regardless of wealth or so clal conditions, to the public health authority. 4. The establishment of maternity centers, both prenatal and postnatal throughout the country. "All this," Doctor Saleeby concluded. "Is fundamental eugenica. and la fat more easily feasible than any question of breeding for genius or of deciding who shall marry whom and who shall not marry whom." Big business still has its claws on the throat of the American people. While we may deplore drastic laws for fear that some capital may go into hiding, yet it would be much better, not only for the people but for the big money concerns, to have laws by which the big business could 1m? controlled whenever they raise the prices on the necessár iesof life beyond the ordinary Huctations of supply and de mand. You may protect the workman in his wages, but what good is it if you rob him of his food? More ill feeling against the publisher of a paper can l- aroused in one issue than can le assuaged in years, es pecially in church matters where more than one faction is involved, and in this connection the News wishes to make it known that it has absolutely no interest in the local af fairs of the two organizations, a.nd whatever has appeared in this paper was published by request and not of our own volition. In the future, all items that tend to throw light n the affair, will have to be signed by one or more persons of the church, before they will find their way into these columns. It is deemed advisable to follow this course. It is fully expected that the campaign will i- opened Segtember 16, and what a wagging of tongues. The Albuquerque M. J. evidently had a bone of con tention to pick in its recent slobbering switchboard. Mrs. John Jacob Astor. sembles his mother. He has a wealth of light golden hair, the cleareat l blue eyas and a pink and white com plexion In the baby appears no trac of the grim tragedy in which his fa ther bravely lost his life. Ily his will Colonel Astor created a trust fuud of tn.0OO.0O0 for any child by his marriage to Miss Madeline Force until his heir waa twenty-one years old This fund, tobertted by lit tU John Jacob, will, with Its normal IncremenL considering the way In which the bulk of the Astor fortune Is invested, amount to much more than S l r ooo.ooo when he reaches his majority NO. I NO. 02 per quart 70c per quart yo$ per quart $1.25 per quart ii.oo ""l Lasnwl' WBm. m ISM! . GOV. MAJOR IN OVERALLS Missouri Executive Heads State High way Work on Sseond Annual Goods Roads Day. Jefferson, Mo Armed with pick and shovel. Governor Major for the sscoud time lad Missouri men In the better ment of the state's highways. Major Inaugurated a good roads plan, last year, and 260,000 men In the two days donated work and material estimated to be worth tl. 600,000. Greater r suits are expected this year. The results obtained last year in Missouri stood out so favorably and tha plan proved so popular that many otber states took up the Idea, whll) more are preparing to follow the move of Missouri this year. August dater were selected because the season I most favorable for road improvements and because the farmers have more spare time at 'this particular season. Thousanda of Missouri chickens were sacrificed to the cauee. The good wlvea, knowing well the appe titea of road workers, selected shady spots near where tbe various gatigk were at work and served real feeds for the volunteers, which turned the noon hour into a picnic. rhese inks joe a guaranteed product, it flows freely, does not gum and is made for a high and dry climate. "It's All Write." Globe-Wernicke Office Furniture and Supplies Desks, Filing Cabinets, Latest Improved Sec tional Book Cases and Unifiles Typewriter Supplies, Oils, Ribbons, Brushes, etc., Carbons and Type writing Papers, Manuscript Covers and Blank Legal Forms Cimarron Publishing Company For Good, Up-to-date Standard Merchandise in Boots, Shoes. Clothing, Dry Goods, Notions, Hats, Hillinery, Trunks, Fur niture, Carpets, Glass China, Wooden ahd Tin ware, Wall Paper, Drugs ani Stationery. PRICES AND QUALITY GUARANTEED Matkin Supply Company ' Mail Orders Promptly Attended To Cimarron Transfer Co. J. W. Swearingen, Prop. Livery, Feed. Hay, Grain, Coal and Ice Camping Parties of Four or More Taken to the Mountains in'Auto Truck at Rea sonable Rates. Phone 56 Horry for His Wife. Washington Suing for an absolute divorce. Frank Kir aman relatea la his bill of complaint that he ta estrene i) aorry for his wife and tbat be ba 4une very thing to uU power for bar BULL GOES TO THIRD STORY an Francisco Flat Dwellers Terror lied by Animal Who Smashes Many Doors. an Francisco. An ifnruly bull broke loose from a buncb of cattle here and, dashing through the down town business district with a vaquero In full chaae. galloped up Nob Mil. snd butted luto a fashionable apart ment house hallway, silvering the door lth his head. To tbe terror of the tenants, he kept on up three flights of stairs, butting In doors whenever the turns were too sharp. On tbe fourth floor the vaquero cornered him, but it was necessary to back him Into a woman's bedroom be fore he could be turned arouud and led downstairs. Sets Caught on Woman's Hat and Nearly Causes Her Death by Drowning. Cold Spring, N Y. A maimed spsr row, which fel upon Mrs. Kloyd Ños bltt's hat, and got entangled In th trimmings, nearly caused ber death by drowning on l.ake Oscawaua. She was paddling alone in a ca uoe. When the bird landed on bei hat, and waa caught Mrs. Nesbltt. .righteued. Jumped to her feet and overbalanced the canoe. Her bus baud, who was on shore, swam out und brought her to safety. The bird scaped in the excitement Reunited After 38 Years' Separation. Witkea-Harre, Pa- Mrs. Margaret Hackee of Pitlslon and Peter Miller uf Chicago, brother and sister, who have been separated for 38 years, each believing tbe other dead, were re united when Miller walked Into the home of his sister unuauouueed and declared be was her long lost brother. Mtller and his sister lived at Bucalo ;i8 years ago. He then decided to go West, and when after a few mouths no more was heard of him he was given up as dead. Recently he learned of his sister's whereabouts, and came here to visit ber. MATKIN SUPPLY COM'Y Undertakers Carry a full line of COFFINS and CASKETS TELEPHONE 20 Cimarron, N. M. NOTICE. All trespassing in the W. S. Pasture in Cotias county, whether for tbe puipose of hunting, fishing, pulling wild fruit, or cut ting fire wood, or for any purpose whatso ever, without leave, is strictly prohibited and sil trespassers will lie prosecuted to the lull estent of the law. S,Kned) WILLIAM FRENCH. for W. S Land A Ca'tU Co. Thárr Is mess Cats I the Aiiniiy it. .i. nil Tea \n\n AVISO El traspasar dentro del pato del W. S. en el Candado de Colfax con la mira d vara, pezca, recoger fruta silvestre o cor ta! macera seca o para cualesquieraotroe An sin permiso, so prohibe est rictament c equellos que asi traspasaren seiao prose cutsdos al lleno de la ley. Por (Primado) WILLIAM FRENCH, la Compnaia de Reces del W. S.