June 19, 1899
- E. M. Cosner & Co., have sold out their grocery business at Raton to Shaw & Co.
- Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Wells, of Des Moines Ia., have removed to Raton.
- The mayor of Raton has issued a proclamation declaring June 24 a public holiday.
- Johnson's Mesa elected the following school directors: James Wallace, Edward Dale and E. W. Burch.
- J. P. Dale sold to John Belisle his farm at Johnson's Mesa for $4,700. In turn, J. P. Dale took Belisle's farm for $3,200.
- Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bourne, D. W. Stevens, S. C. Allison, Aubyn Allison and Peter Smith left Raton to visit Excelsior Springs, Mo.
- J. J. Murphy, of Raton, has moved to Aspen, Colo., to engage in business.
- Charles M. Payne and C. J. Gavin, of Raton, have returned home from the Transmississippi congress, which met at Wichita.
- Mrs. J. B. Fewell, daughter and son of Raton, have removed to Santa Fe, where they will reside.
- Rev. F. Maes, who represented New Mexico at the general assembly of the Presbyterian church, held at Minneapolis, has returned home to Raton after making a pleasure trip to Lake Superior.
[Santa Fe New Mexican, June 19, 1899 - Contributed by Peggy Thompson]
September 3, 1900
- A party of Santa Fe surveyors is running a line west from Springer.
- Walter Hamilton, of Springer, caught a big mess of bass last week, the largest weighing 5 pounds.
- Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kremis, of Springer, have gone on a visit to their childhood home in Pennsylvania.
- Albert Morton, of Springer, was given a birthday party in honor of his fifth birthday anniversary.
- Springer has organized a dramatic club, and it will give "Dot, the Miner's Daughter," at the Porter opera house this month.
- No more rain is needed around Springer for the present. The grass is in splendid condition, and there is plenty of moisture in the ground.
- F. B. Strong and family and mother and Mr. Webster, wife and baby, have returned to Springer from a month's outing in Santa Fe and Taos counties.
- Springer is short on dwelling houses, owing to the fact that people are moving into the town so that their children may have a chance to attend the excellent public schools of that town.
- The first sheep sale of the season at Springer was made by C. E. Hartley, who sold to D. A. Cloutheir 5,000 head of lambs, Mr. Clouthier turning them over to Rocky Ford parties. The lambs brought $1.50 a head.
- H. Sheppard, formerly of Raton, but who had returned to Missouri, has sold his stock and farm machinery in that state and is now again a resident of Colfax county.
- Gus Dawson and family have moved from the Vermejo to Raton on account of the superior school facilities of the Pass City.
- Charles Carson, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Harry Le Roy, of Deadwood, S. D., ran a foot race at Raton on Saturday for a $50 purse.
- Miss Jeannette Ritchie has returned to Raton after a visit of several months to her relatives at Guthrie Center, Ia.
- J. C. Gavin and John Hixenbaugh, of Raton, attended the farmers' national convention at Colorado Springs.
- Judson Bunn, of Raton, has gone to Coshocton, O., where he will stay several months.
- Mrs. A. G. Dawson will remove from Maxwell City to Raton.
[Santa Fe New Mexican, September 3, 1900 - Contributed by Peggy Thompson]
October 13, 1900
- An Uncle Tom's Cabin show paid Raton a visit this week.
- Miss Mirtis Moore, of Raton, has gone to San Francisco, Cal., on an extended visit.
- Miss Maggie Tyana, for a year a resident of Raton, has returned to her home at Larned, Kan.
- Last Friday evening the oil house of the Santa Fe railroad in the Raton yards was burned to the ground.
- Mrs. T. D. A. Cockrell, in charge of the Raton public schools, has resigned and gone to her home at Las Cruces.
- I. I. Hixenbaugh's saloon building, known as the Half Way House, near Raton, was destroyed by fire. Insurance, $300.
- J. K. Pare, a soldier of long residence at Raton, has gone to Leavenworth, Kan., to enter the soldier's home there.
- Robert Graham and family have returned to Raton after a residence of two years in Oklahoma. New Mexico is good enough for them.
- Three car loads of vegetables, consisting of cabbage, squash and celery, from the Baldwin ranch, were shipped this week to Nevada, Mo.
- A. J. Hodges, Charles Kirby and William Bradbury shot 150 ducks at the ponds near Raton in a few hours and say they could have shot thousands.
[Santa Fe New Mexican, October 13, 1900 - Contributed by Peggy Thompson]
- The fastest run ever made between Las Vegas and Raton, was accomplished by Engineer George Leahy a few mornings ago on No. 2. Time two hours and forty minute.
- J. B. Dawson & Sons, of Maxwell City, Colfax county, last week loaded 15,000 sheep at Las Cruces. The sheep will be shipped to the ranges of the purchasers in Colfax County. Recently the Mesers. Dawson purchased and shipped out of Mexico a train load of sheep, upon which the duty amounted to $8,800.
[Santa Fe New Mexican, Feb 25, 1893 - Contributed by Peggy Thompson]
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