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AND THE CIMARRON CITIZEN ESTABLISHED 1 8 72 -NEW VOL VI 'CIMARRON CIMARRON. COLFr IEW MEXICO. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1914. NO. 48 HOLDS THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM OF COLFAX" Cimarron School Is Awarded 1 1 Ribbons Cimarron School Receives More Blue Ribbons Than Any Other In County For Work of Art. Eleven Blue Ribbons were the total number of prizes awarded the Cimarron Public School at the ed ucarional meeting in Albuquerque last week for products that were placed on exhibition. The prizes were awarded for drawings, both plain and chromo colors, needle craft, writing and fancy work, per formed by the students of the local school. The Cimarron school carried away more blue ribbons at the as sociation meeting than any other school in the county, including Ra ton and Dawson. Dawson receiv ed more blue ribbons than did Cimarron at the Northern New Mexico Fair in October, but not so at the rheeting of last week. Great credit is due the Cimarron school faculty for the winning ol the ribbons. Due to their efforts it it that the students are making such wonderful strides in an edu cational way. The most humble is given the same careful attention and consideration that others re y ceive. It has long become recognizsd in the local school that the variety of subjects is not the most import unt, and stress is laid upon the ex'ent of the studies in which they are taught, and in this connection it is not to be thought some sub jects are not taught here. Not so with the Cimarron school, as every studv that is taught in the public schools of the state, comes in for its share of studv. Aside from having the Braded school, a com plele lour 'year high school course is also taught. The Spauish child ren are taught their mother lang uage by a teacher in Spanish, who is recognized throughout the coun ty for efficiency and ability. This, coupled together with the fact that every teacler is an artist in her lines, is the culmination of progress made in the local school, and a tenable reason why parents for miles around entrr their child ren in the Cimarron school, know ing as they do that the school is outclassed by no other institution in the state, barring of course the universities. Much of the succes is likewise due to the capable and efficient county superintendent, Joaie Lock- ard, who is ever alert and avake to render counsel with the teachers to promote the educational systs for the wellfare and benefit of those who are enjoying the advantages to be bad in the Cimarron public school. D. R. Lane Writes For Dumb Animals About Cruelty Law Lane iu Uur mals. jsual anti-cruelty ed on the New Me A very was disco statute b through 1 ly an opic Xmas Toys Here For The Kiddies Christmas toys and tree decora tions will not be scarce for the lit tle kiddies in this section so far as the merchants are concerned. As sortments of toys of all descrip tions are now on displav at the lo cal stores and nicer collections, it is believed, were never before put on display in Cimarron. Not only are there tovs for the the little folk; little folk grown tip will find large varieties of suitble and appropriate gifts to lect from, in fact -!vry member of the family is well represented in gilts on the bargain counters of Cimar ron stores. There remain but three weeks in which to do your shopping before Christmas and those who are criti cal buyers are waiting no timt to make the best of the early opp r tuuitv and avoid the rush the last few dm v.hen the holiday r ods tire pick d over". Some exceptional bargains are advertised in the columns of this issue and undoubtedly the public will take advantage of them. attorney general has confirmed the view taken ol it at the time. This law is believed to be unique in the United States, lor it vests with the power of airest all witnesses 10 any act of cruelty to animals, mis. treatment or similar offenses. The act came to light when a young attorney exercised his right of arrest upon a man whom he saw abusing a kitten. Without both ering to call an officer, though one was near, this young man haled the offender into a justice's court and there charged him with the of fense. Some question wasraistd as to the authority the young man taken upon himsell but investiga tion developed that he bad in no way exceeded the authority the act confers upon aiy private citizen. The offender was fined. The act is e part of the compila tion of 1905 and had been on the books for an unknown length of time prior to that date, being a strengthening of an act as found in arlier c -mpilations. In reads in part as follows: "Any person who mav be found in the act of violating the anti cruelty str lute j may be arrested by sny other person who may see or find him in tbe act of committing such violation and the person so the nearest justice of the peace and Dist. Court Will Begin December 7 The Colfax county district court will convene at the court house in Raton, next Monday, December 7, with the grand jury in session, to pass on the legality of the cases. The court work proper will begin December 14, when legal talent will be set in motion. The docket for this - term of court is largely made up' of criminal oases, partly from this county and a number to be tried on a change of venue. All in all, this session of the court is to be the hardest over others lor several years. as in his judgment would be most proper " Another remarkable leature of the act is that it requires "imme diate" action by the trial indue . who may, if 'he offense is suffi ciently serious, hel l th alleged of fender lor the gr ind jury in auy sum he may see fit to name. He Comes Up Smiling "yOU can't keep a good man down. He had no idea he'd be kidnapped by a general, a Wall street raider and the love liest girl in the world - they got him for a week in a motor, the wildest, merriest ride but in every emergency he came up smiling. A Comedy Jiovel Delicately Romantic which makes a particular appeal to those who love good humor, well drawn characters, convincing descrip tion and wholesome romance. Our Next Serial, Don't Miss It I Forceful Is The Lecture Dr. Vaughan The following is in part the ad dress of Dr. . H. Vaughan, de livered at the convention of the N. MT E Association last week: A generation ago it was the cus tom for near-signted and well-fed men to poke fun at the "farmers' College" as being more interested in bay and hogs and horses, and cows and corn and cotton. But the new l" in ration has the vision to see that these interests exist, not for themselves, but for the m?u and women whose welfare they serve. The one legitimate function of all institutions maintained at pub lic expense is to increase the pub lic welfare. The iucreasing inter est in agriculture, yes, the whole modern aroblem of industrial cdu cition bus the well-being of the people as its ultimate object. In a state l;ke New Mexico, 85 pet cent of whose population is ru ral and agricultural, the Agricul- By Charles Sherman iu u t 1 n in ajv s. , Hiiiii Si tj. n Tax On Telephone ToDs Now In Effect i I Cent For Each Message Sent Will Go Into Government Coffers To Make Up Deficciency. Activity Is Rampant In Mining Dist. Unusual activity in the Red Riv er and E'town mining districts 8 reported from those camps. Tbe Pratt mill it is slated has been tho roughly overhauled and enlarged during tbe summer and fall months .ud is now ready for operation. The Pratt company is the most substantial intmt district and its progresshas marked the develop ment of the richest mine in tbe group that is now being developed or will be soon. Its properties are rich in gold and other precious metals, but the former is the metal that is now be ing worked, and in reality it is the only mineral which the company is in a position to treat in its plant. The gold is separated from the rock by means of a cyanide solu tion. - Other mining properties in that district are undergoing a process of development the like of which is unprecedented in the history of tría; section. The group of mines at E'town are reporting conditions very fav orable. Tbe Deep Tunnel mine is steadily developing ics properties with a zeal that bespeaks ultimate success for the Mclntvre Bros., who are engineering the feat of tunneling baldy Mountain. tural college would be tbe state's most vital institution even if it served no other section of our peo ple except the 85 per cent who live in the country. When, therefore, to our school of agriculture you add our schools of engineering, commerce, domestic .science and general science, which serve the in terests ol the other 15 per cent, (you will readily see that the Agri cultural college occupies a place absolutely unique among tbe state's educational institutions, in tbat it serves a full 100 per cent of our pc Land Office Turns Over Large Sum To The State A total of I431.740.36, by tar tbe largest amount in New Mexi co's history, bas been remitted to tbe state treasurer by tbe state land commissioner during tbe fiscal year just closed. The state fiscal year closed Mon day, November 30th. The final remittance for the year, covering the month of November, was made by the 1 ind commissioner's office Saturday. Tbe total for tbe month was 150,766.3a. Tbe far reaching effects of the European war will be felt in a small way by the telephone users, according to the announcement made here today by the United States Internal Revenue Depart, ment. The new federal revenue tax on telephone and telegraph messages goes into effect Decem ber 1st all over the country, and a government tax of one cent will be collected for every message amounting to fifteen cents or inore. Officials of The Mountain Statea Telephone and Telegraph company operating in the seven mountain states, have been busy for tbe past month notifying exchanges in all' parts of tbe system of the manner in which this tax is to be collected and turned over to tbe government. Notices have been sent to each of the 350,000 subscribers in the sys tem and placards containing tbe provisions of tbe new law are to be posted in every pay station. Ac cording to tbe law, all long dist ance messages amounting to fifteen cents or over are taxed one cent, whether from private telephones or from public or pay stations. Toll calls from private telephones will be counted by the company and taxed in a lump sum on the month ly bill. Pay station customers will be required to drop a penny in tbe coin box of tbe telephone when their call is made. There will be no tax on local messages where no toll cbarge'is made. The effects of the new law will be interesting in this western coun try, where the number of pennies in circulation ia proportionately small. Accordieg to officials of tbe United States Mint in Denver, all pennies are coined in Philadel phia and shipped through the Den ver mint and snb-treasury for dis tribution. No shortage of peonies is anticipated, as tbe banks throughont the country have been supplied in the last tew weeks. In some caaes, according to of ficials of the telephone company, the cost of collecting tbe tax from public pay stations will exceed tbe tax itself, but tbe new law ia strin gent and requires tbe collection to be made on every call. Tax Roll Returned In Failure To Make Stipulated Raises According to tbe Santa Fe New Mexican tbe tax rolla of Colfax county that were sent to tbe tra veling auditor's office, were return ed to the county assessor for cor rection. In checking the rolls it was found that :he increase in the assessment of tbe Mountain States Telephone ft Telegraph company from $4574i to 186,083 and the in crease in tbe assessment of the coal reserves of tbe St. Louis, Rocky Mountain ft Pacific railroad from 305,003 to 346,003 had not been made. These increases were provided at the July session of rhe state board of equalisation.