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THE LAMAR REGISTER.
VOLUME IX. A. T. &. S. F. Tmt C*»a Daily Um»r. C«lor»iU». I>aily. W **t Hchkd. K»»t Bocwi*. No. I 617a. m- So. 4 .... 449 a. in. >o. 5 .*34 a. ra. j N®. • ... II 31 a. m. So. 7 i « p. m. So. 8 II 39 p. m. So. 43 Fret S l» p. n». So. 44-Fret 9*oa. m. Koa. 4 and S aro throoeb train*. W. B. CtD*. Ae«»t. DR. I. S. BRYANT, dentist, will Tisit Lamar Sept 24 and remain four day*. O. O. OOODALE, Attorney and Counselor at Law LaMAL CoUIKADa First National Bank Building. DR. J'■ S. HASTY, —ONoa rhm Doors South of Post Office, I.aMAK. - LX) LOR A DO. O. V. BSDBLL, Physician and. Surgeon. Offioa up*lair* »e»«J door noth ‘h* Ftret National Bank.) Lma Cousado. W. J. JOHNSTON. The Largest Stock or CLOTHING, SHOES and DRY GOODS Between Pueblo and Hutchison, Kansas, at w. J. JOHNSTON. f| [fPllf garden, Rnneterj, Lin, Poiltr, »d Rabbit Fencing. fcoiSLNOH OF MILES IN IRE. CiTAUMiITi ■ FUEL. FKFMJHT PAID. ■he McMullen woken wire fence co. ■ 114, 114, 118 and 120 V. Maiket St.. Chur**®. ZIL LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1894. AVER’S THE ONLY Sarsaparilla ADMITTED READ RULE XV. 0 “Article* § ' ***** 11711 in o any way dan- o I 1 R«rou* or of- § l *aLj <enmiTe ’ * 1 • ° § yV* • rV/ patent medi-o \ ' cin • a, no*- o tram*, and ® empirical preparations, whose o ingredients are concealed, will 0 not be admitted to the Expo- ® sition.’* O Why wm Ayer’s Sarsaparilla admit- o ted ? Because It Is nota patent medicine, © not a nostrum nor a secret preparation, J Dot dangerous, not an eiperlment. and o Decauv* It Is all that a family medicine O should be. 0 At the g WORLD’S FAIRg Chicago, 1893. 2 Why not get the Beet ? o ( Oooooooooooeoeeooeaeoao SECRET SOCIETIES. I. O. O. F.- Lam ab Louob No. » itn»u every Tt»e*da>. it » m. All member* thia l>>d«te and *ll tiiitiiut brutbrr* of the order »rv rorui >ll/ iaviud toatUuil. C. M. Lbb.N.G. J. H. Timn.iW. A. F. A A. M.— Lam ab Lopoe No. 90. nwUon the tint Bad third Saturday nraimt of sick P. S. Lynch. W. M. J. B. Tbaii-ek. See. WOODMKN OF TICK WORLD. LamabCamf No. 34 mn>u the first and thin! Friday in every *t np. m. Viaitin« neifthbor* are alwaj* wel come JohT. La«UM.).C. A. Yah Dhi-abn. (’lark. <». A. R. Kit Cab*on P<mt No. 5® meet* on the second and fourth Thur*.laj in every month at *p. m. All eonradai are in»it«l to eome into camp. Wa. Cnnuxui, lorn. W. B. Babkkb. AdJ. W. R. C.- Tmb Women's RtLmrt'.ur* meets at tha o>ld Fallow*' hall at 3 p. m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Elixa \\ eioiit. Pm. Ella Lex. Sac. Tni Lahab Fibb Dehabthknt meat* at tha office of A*»t*lant (’hiaf Parmentar on the flrat Tuesday m each month at * p. tn. Putu SCHMIDT. ( hiaf. Job T. Lidlem. Sec. O. M A. Alriandib Realm No. W meet* every Monday at 3 p. in. YUitinc member* cordially invited to attend. —GRANADA SOCIETIES. — A. F. A A. M.-Obamada LuDOB No. 78 meat* Satnarday niaht* on or before each full moon aud two week* theraaftar. I». \V. Robinson. W . M. C. L. McPmhbbom. Sec’y. I. O. O. F. (iBIXADA Lottos No. 7S meets ev ary Satunlay niffht. Frank Milbcen. N. G. J. L. MATrtELD. Sec'y. O. A. R. PBOTTOB Post No. 47 meat* <»n the Ist and 3rd Tuesday* of each month at the Ma sonic hall. All comrade* invited to attend. M. F. Dießl*son. Com. D. W. Robinson. AdJ. CHURCHES. M. E. Curacn at Ltx»« Somcf* hold a* follow* : Prawhiu ever* Sunday at 11 a.m. and - p. m. Sunday School at # .45 n. m. V Rev. J. D. Dkoke. Paator. rHuaruiCinm atLavak Sunday School (•▼cry Sun<lar at a. m. Social mwUn* and Hible readina at 10:43 a. m. Mat YatlT SrxDAT-aCWOOI. At May Valley Sch.H»l Hou«*e at 3 o'clock p. m. Every one cor dially invited to attend. (]■.« mia SvyrnAT-ariiooL- Meet* at the M. E. Church tn Granada every Sunday at 2 OO o clock p. ni. Everybody invited to attend. |2| Best Court bjrup. Ti»M»(iout L•* Q R 9 In tiisiu N*W by druanrtat* El The Russian Thistle—--Its Introdu ction and Remedies. This much ilreadetl and almost incor rigible encroacher comes to us from the Dakotas, having been introduced there from the plains of southeastern Russia in 1873 bv sowing flax seed from that infested locality. It has beeu known for over ono hundred years in its native place and such has been its determined resistance to efforts made for its eradi cation that the population of very large areas have found themselves unable to cope with it and have deserted their homes rather than struggle longer against this savage, devastating, tum bling thistle. The same is true of small er areas in the Dakotas even now, and its work is just begun. It is probably true that we have never ha*! a weed in it« nature so difficult to cope with. Those who have had un pleasant acquaintance with the Canada thistle can easily comprehend the fact that a thistle ten times as large, ten times as spinev as the Canada thistle, with ten times its capacity for spreading is a most formidable enemy and that it should be a subject for prompt and effi cient action. It has brought desolation to many of the grain farms of Dakota and is now dangerously mevalent over an area of 25,000 square miles in the states west of Lake Michigan and north of the New Mexico line. Some city bred agriculturists are wisely suggesting that in its early stages of growth, this plant is valuable as stock feed. The same in a limited sense may be said of many noxious growths. For instance, animals may be starved to eat cactus, foxtail, prickly comfrey t common thistles, sunflowers, anything containing moisture and nutrition, no matter how distressing, dangerous or distasteful the food. This idea is not worthy a moments thought or experi ment. Our acquaintance with this plant will be as u most noxious and dan gerous pest, which once allowed a grow ing foothold will prove itself more exas perating more burdensome than state legislatures, tariff bills, “rust or weevil f drouth or tempest,” or even the rasping, grinding mortgage - that beats them all. Many portions of the state have long felt the need of some concentrated ac tion against the scattering of weed seeds to adjacent fields from weedy ditch banks. Sunflowers, cockle burs, sand burs and sweet clover are thus distribu ted and the unpleasant feature has been borne, along with other seemingly not to be suppressed evils. This monßter in tumble weed form demands, however, prompt and thorough management. There are many ways in which it may be disseminate*!. Largely by use of seed grains in which it is present, by winds, by flowing waters, by railroad cars, e«|>ecially stock cars bedded with straw or refuse, also possibly by birds in their migrations. The seed itself is about the size of clover see*!, though wrapped in their flowery sheathes in which form they are usually scattered, they are about the size of watermelon seeds and may be blown by the wind singly a great dis tance. Fortunately for Colorado our condi tions are especially favorable to warding off the nuisance. Our rivers all flow from non-infected parts and our winds (when we have any) come from the calm and verdant hills, tearing no infection on their benignant wings. NUMBER 14. The way in which this plant is most likely to reach us is in the using of un clean seed shipped to us from infested districts. The cars may bring a few seeds, some may drop in from, we know where, but these artificial sources can not overwhelm us. The fact is that the present widening dissemination of this abominable pest is a direct result of the systematically wasteful and unthrifty farming methods on the great single crop farms of the Dakotas. If every eighth or quarter section of these mammoth farms instead of being owned and robbed by some would-be wheat king, had been the home of some frugal, in dustrious ranchman there would have been no necessity for the expenditure of government thousands, possibly millions, to protect western farmers from this ra pacious weed. This Russian thistle affair should fur nish a moral for every Colorado farmer to pin in his hat crown that his cranium may absorb food for meditation. This single crop system, this automatic sow ing and harvesting without thinking, is a thief of fertility and a breeder of pesti lence, in which, us in the present in stance, the guilty and guiltless suffer alike. It seems unlikely that the plant can ever secure a foothold on our arid prai ries from its own natural methods of distribution, unless it first becomes gen erally prevalent among the farming com munities near the mountains. Indeed there may be some question whether it could exist outside of the cultivated or irrigated areas. On the other hand, if it should become well located along our ditch banks the state will be its garden spot in one year, providing the most strenuous and thorough efforts of eradi cation are not ÜBed. The alfalfa plant is our stronghold and safeguard. Neither the Russian thistle nor any other noxious growth can suc cessfully work its way into a good, well kept stand of our great forage plant. Well kept, well occupied land will not harbor the pest. It is the unoccupied spaces, ditch banks, railroad grades and shiftlessly managed farms that will fur nish lodging to the robber. The plant requires three months in which to ma ture its seed und as it is only an annual, it will not be a dflicult matter to de stroy seed if taken in time. In grain fields where the thistle has started it will be bost to change to cultivated crops and work thoroughly or seed down to alfalfa, using twenty-five to thirty pounds of seed per acre. If alfalfa is sown about the first of April, clip with the mower about the first of July, give sufficient water and cut again Septem ber first. This will insure the death of weeds before seed ripens. Every farmer in Colorado snould ap point himself a committee of one to see that no Russian thistle, or any other thistle for that matter, goes to seed on his farm. The importance of this work admits of no limitation to any section or individual. The nine will not be spared if only the tenth is neglectful. A little concerted action, a little well directed, extra labor in the direction of more careful farming, will avert any dnnger threatened us by this pest. With all natural barriers against its introduc tion, its extensive presence here would be a burlesque on Colorado farming. Frank L. Watrols. —The above is a letter published by the Fort Collins Courier.