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AND T.HE CIMARRON CITIZEN ESTABLISHED 1872-NEW VOL VI CIMARRON, COLFAX COUNTY. NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1914. NO. 50 CIMARRON HOLDS THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM OF COI fay- Extension Fanning By Government Man Agricultural Classes To Be Instructed On Scientific Soil Culture And The Selection of Seeds. The long anticipated innovation from antiquated methods of agri cultural exploitations is about to be realized in Colfax county, and before the. year 1913 will have come to a close, farmers will have the benefit of the services tendered by the United States Department of Agriculture, through its exten sión department. The extension department has a man, in the person of Mr. Morn ingtau, on the ground in Colfax county, to assist the farmers in raising better crops both in quan tity and quality, and to advise the tillers of the soil as to the best methods to be employed through out. Mr. Morningtau is an experienc ed farmer and completed bis agri cultural training in an agricultural school, several years ago, since when bis services have been sought and procured by the agricultuial department. Of incalculable benefit to the farmers will be this extension work (.tried on by the department, and the methods to be employed are those thai will increase the fertili ty of the soil, by means of a sys ten of crop rotation on each (aim. The selection of proper seeds is one of the more potent factors to be exploited and, in conjunction with this, the preparation of soil .ill be vastly considered as well as crop cultivation. Another important feature of the extension work is the organizing of classes among the farmers in every district where illustrated lectures will be delivered at different inter vals, possibly every two weeks. The aim of the department is to bring farming to a higher standard so that the farmer wtll receive a greater profit for his labors, and this can only be accomplished by scientific soil culture. Mr. Morningtau who has his headquarters in Katon, spent sev eral days in this vicinity the first of the week conversing with farm era and becoming acquainted with them. Quill Pushers Meet In Raton Next Saturday Saturday, December 19, the quill pushers of northern New Mexico will meet in Raton to per fect a publishers' organization to supplement the ill feeling that ex isted between newspapers for years and to promote the interests of newspaperdom in northern New Mexico. There can be no plausible reason why the publishers of the northern part of the stale should not organ ize and discuss such topics that would have a tendency to alleviate the leaks in the craft. So (ar as the News is concerned the Press Association can rely upon its mor al and financial support. Colfax Co. Makes Very Good Report A studv of the statistics of the length of school terms in this state compiled by the department of pub lic instruction, shows that at least eleven of the counties already have an average of a seven-months term and some have even an average of eight months and over. The average school terms last year for 34 of the 36 counties of the state heard from are as follows: Bernalillo, 7.72 months; Chaves, 6.7; Colfax, 8.9; Currv, 6.55; Dona Ana, 8.16; Eddy, 7.96; Grant,8.09; Guadalupe, 6.14; Lincoln, 7; Luna no report; Mora, 6.5; McKinley, 8; Otero, 7.34; Quay, 6.1; Rio Ar riba, 5.29; Roosevelt, 6.46; Sando val, 7.37; San Juan, 7.05; San Mi guel, no report; Santa Fe, 5.98: Sierra, 6 10; Socorro, 7 33; Taos, 5.56; Torrance' 6.33; Union. 5.83; Valencia, 7.54. in reviewing this report, only one county in the stale enjoyed a longer school term last year than did CoIíbx countv, that of Dona Ana county. Colfax county came in a close second and Grant with a close third. The school term in Colfax coun ty was 8.9 months for the past year and it is believed that the present term will even be greater than the one reported. Another Rumor That Santa Fe Will Build On The following fro.n the New Mexican is quite interesting, even though it must be taken with a grain of salt: That the Santa Fe railroad has begun to consider the building of a main line west via Santa is a good story which has been bruited about. It is a story which will prove mighty interesting to Santa Fe people and the project is not one beyond reason. The story is that the Santa Fe will extend its St. Louis, Rocky Mountain and Paci fic line, newly acquired, on from Ute Park to Taos, thus opening up great mineral and timber coun try, build from Taos on down the west side of the Santa Fe range to Santa Fe, and thence take a direct boot to Gallup, cutting off a big mileage and tapping a targe and rich section without railroad facilities. Pharmacy Board Has Many Members Kiddies Are Anxious For Santa's Visit Since the establishment of the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy, in April, 1889, 594 pharmacists have been registered in this state. This information appears in a re port of the board just filed with Governor McDonald. I bis report covers the period from July 10, 1913, and shows that the present board has held two meetings and has registered 79 pharmacists. The total receipts of the board in the period covered were $3,935.38, and the expenses $3,304.18, leaving a balance of $631.30. The report contains a recommen dation for an appropriation of f 1000 yearly, to be used in enforc ing the pharmacy law and check ing and investigating the state; al so a recommendation that the fee for registration by reciprocity or under the 30 year clause, be rais ed from $10 to $15. Most Illustrious Nibs, Santa Chus, the gentleman with the rein deer and whiskers, is having a bu sy time of it these days keeping up with his correspondence and indi cations are that if bis mail gets any heavier he will have to employ assistants to keep in close touch whh the kiddies of Cimarron who have special news to communicate to him. Numerous letters have been mailed by the kiddies to His Roy al Highness, Saint Nick, at tbe local post office, each conveying a message of love and benevolence. These letters will be collected by Santa Clans some time before Christmas and taken to headquart ers where the toys and playthings are made. None of these letters will go astray while in transit and every Child's wants will be carefully not ad so that none will be disappoint ed on Christmas morn. Reports Good Work By Mine Bureau Bureau Rescues Many Lives From Closed Mines; Extensive Work By Rescue Stations. State Gets Big Money From Land He Comes Up Smiling Br Charles Sherman Patronize home industry and buy your bakery goods at Weber's I Restaurant and Bakery. "OU 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 bu t i n every emergency he came up smiling. A Comedy Novel 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 Mis It! The report of State Land Com missioner R. P. Ervien, which has been prepared for submission to Governor McDonald, shows that since. 1900 the land department has turned into the state treasury a to tal of $1, 871,457-32. Approxi mately one-half this sum has been paid in since New Mexico became a state. The report shows that at the end of the last fiscal year there were in force 3.436 leases covering 4,891, 773 acres, and 143 contracts to Durchase, covering 159,901 acres. The lands granted the territory were 5,589,24a acres, under the statehood' act, 6,569,865 acres, of which 9,760,010 acres have been selected and 2,399.427 acres re main to be selected. To tbe cred it of the common schools 8,464,000 acres; to water reservoirs, 500,000 acres; the university, 311,375 ac res, besides 1,623 acres of saline lands; the State college, 250,164 acres; the railroad bond indebted ness 1,000,000 acres; while the oth er institutions have from 300,000 acres down to 50,000 acres each. The reporf shows that the cost of maintenance of the state capítol during the last two years was $21. 700, and of the executive mansion approximately 14,500. Ten Thousand Cars To Go Through County Over ten thousand automobiles will pass through Colfax countv during the year 1915 westward to the Pacific coast where two exposi tions wilt be in progress. This es timate is considered very conserv ative by those who are in a posi tion to draw limitations in auto traffic. The traffic will come from the east and the highways of New Mexico are a great drawing card to attract the attention of tourists to travel tbe Santa Fe Trail route. Of tbe ten tbonsand cars, it is reasonably and yet conservatively certain that not less than one-four' b of that number will tour the Cim arron Canyon route, the most pic turesque in the entire southwest. Limiting the number of passengers to three in each car, who travel tbe canyon route, Cimarron will be the host to nearly eight thousand vis itors during the next year. The highways will be in good condition ior tbis traffic. The saving of human life in tbe mines, the stooping of millions of dollars of waste of mineral resourc es of the country, and an inventory of the wastes that are continuing are given important consideration in the fourth annual report of Dr. Joseph A. Holmes, director of ihe United States Bureau of Mines. made public Monday. According to Dr. Holmes, the bureau has recorded its most nota ble achievement in the rescue of more than one hundred entombed miners at different disasters, and the rescue of many more miners by volunteers who had been trained in life saving work by the bureau. The bureau's influence bas further resulted in tbe establishment of rescue and first-aid stations at hundreds of mines throughout tbe country, and the director makes tne statement that the trained res cuers connected with these stations will in the future save the lives of many men. The total number of miners trained by the bureau has now reached 24,975. Despite tbe efforts of the bureau of mines, Director Holmes declares that the loss of life is far greater than it should be with tbe natural hazards of the industry, and makes a plea for more extended investi gations on iba part of the govern ment. ' The humanitarian mo tives for undertaking such investi gations are obvious." says the di rector. A sufficient economic reason is that during the past year more than 3,500 men were killed and more than 100,000 injured in the mining and metallurgical in dustries of the country. One-half of these fatalities and three-fourths of the injuries mny be regarded as easily preventable. The money loss from tbe accidents may be es timated at not less than 1 12, 000, 000 a year, and this loss must be ultimately paid by tbe consumers of mineral products throughout the country." The necessity for a more exten sive use of safety applianaes in the mines is shown by the statement that in the last five years, through lack of such appliances, more than 3,500 men have been killed in tbe mines and nearly 30,000 seriously injured. J. Of P. Election January 11 In The County Justice of the Peace elections in Colfax county will be held January ir, the second' Monday in the month. No one as vet. in this precinct bas been mentioned as a possible candidate for the office. and it is not known whether the present incumbent will be an aspi rant for tbe office to succeed him self. Tbe county commissioners appointed H. G. Frankenburger, J. T. Lail and Will Lambert as judg es of election in tbis precinct.