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The Lamar Register.
8 Pages VOLUME XV. Farm Loans On best terms ever offered in this Valley 10 Years Time at Reasonable Rate of Interest Payable Annually, with privilege of pay ing off portions of Principal at any time. Apply at once to A, E. BENT If you want LUMBER Come and let us figure with you. Wecarry a com plete line of best grade Lumber, Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, and everything in Build ing Line. We can furnish what you want and guar antee to give satisfaction D. ,C. MARKER. Telephone No. 32 Coal for Cooking Stoves! We have a good grade of Coal for domestic purposes. Try a small order and you will want more of the same. Strain Bros. Office on North Main Street. Phone No. 14 C. M. LEE Real Estate and Loans. annual Interest. Optional Payments. GERTRUDE SUTTON Mandolin and Guitar Teacher $2.50 per month for 4 lessons $4.50 per month for 8 lessons Children’s lessons n specialty Mourning Residence, Cor 4th A Elm xr=-ncrsi»JL*«* or co-ontt LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1901. LAMAR AND PROWERS COUNTY As Seen by the Representative of the Denver News <>n the Recent Editorial Excursion. Reaching Lamar the excurionists were lodged and spent an hour next morning in admiring the attractions of the town. This young city is the seat of Prowers county, is the office of a United States land district com prising 0,000,000 acres, has a popu latiou of 2,000, an excellent public school .system, a 500-barrel modern Houring mill, a full quota of church es, an artesian water system, electric lights, telephone exchange, lodges and clubs, two newspapers, excellent hotels, and a heavy and annualy in creasing railroad business, an im portant and enlarging factor of which is the shipping of fine white and brown building stone. The commercial portion of the city has broad and well-kept streets and big brick and stone business blocks, while the residence quarters are ver itable bowers of beauty in which, en shrined by the ornamental foliage of the maple, the mulberry, the locust, the catalpa, and the Russian olive, gleams the lawn, glows the rose, clusters the snowball and bloom in perfumed profusion other floral growths. Tributary to Lamar are thirty-five miles of irrigating canals and 240,- 000 acres of fertile farming soil, the canals having an immense reservoir reinforcement. But a small portion comparatively, of this rich agricul tural expanse is as yet cultivated, there being this year 30,000 acres in alfalfa, 25,000 acres in wheat and 3,- 000 acres in sugar beets, with an ag gregate, probably, of 10,000 acres in various other oroppage. The alfalfa will yield this year about 125,000 tons, the wheat will approximate 1,- 000,000 bushels, while the sugar beets will count 50,000 tons. THE BIGGEST RESERVOIRS. Leaving Lamar in the morning the visitors were driven to where, fifteen miles to the northward, lay the silver sheen of the watefs of the greatest system of prairie stored ir rigation reservoirs yet known to the world. The reservoir lake system comprises five connecting natural water storage basins oovering four teen thousand acres —or nearly twen ty-three square miles—with a shore line of sixty miles and maximum water depth of 02 feet, the available irrigation capacity under present outlets being sixth billion gallons — or in excess of one-hundred and ninty-two thousand acre feet —of water. This storage system is fed from the waters of the big Fort Lyon canal wnich issues from the Arkansas river near La Junta, the actual reservoir feeder being the Kicking Bird canal, which taps the Fort Lyon at a distance of forty miles from the latter’s h dad gate and as the Kicxing Bird is thirty-four miles long, these storage waters thus have a total canal carriage of seventy four miles before reaching their res ervoir destination. This great storeage system con structed at a cost of over one million dollars, was lately sold, together with the big land tracts under the Amity canal for $2,250,000 to the Ar kansas Valley Rugar Beet and Irri gated Land company, a corporation backed and controlled by tbe Ox nards, beet sugar manufacturers and millionaires and identical, to all practical purposes, with the Ameri can Beet Sugar company at Rocky Ford. Under the Amity canal and the reservoirs the Oxnards have about one hundred and twenty-five thou sand acres, all of which great tract is to be devoted to the business of sugar beet growth and beet sugar manufacture. The Oxnard sub-division of sugar beet growth in the Arkansas valley is to be on the basis of forty thou sand acres to each one hundred and fifty thousand ton factory, the beet culture itself to be confined to ten or twelve thousand annually rotated acres, while the remaining thirty thousand acres will be cropped to grain, alfalfa, vegetables, fruits, etc., thus erecting each factory and its surrounding and tributary lands into practically a self-supporting community. THREE NEW SUGAR FACTORIES. In the Lamar region the Oxnards will eventually have at least three of these factories and it is expected that the sale and settlement of the beet land under the Amity canal and the great reservoirs will be sufficiently sa^:a^BBsssessswass»»ssssssgssssaa«B»HSW«ff3gs«sWBansg«s3saßagsgwaaaa> MAXWELL’S CLOTHING HOUSE $lO IF YOU WANT $lO “|p A TEN DOLLAR SUIT We want to say to yon that uncommon suits for $lO is our kind—they are perfect fitting, well tailored suits, suoh that any man might wear with dignity—suits that are satisfactory the very first time you put them on and con to satisfy until they are worn Perfect suits —that's the kind. We have a ten dollar line of suits that in eludes all wool sergoß, cheviots, Sohotches and cassimeres in fancy and plain color, handsome mixtures and patterns—they are the best H values ever offered at this price. H Come in and try on one of them and we H ■ will convince yon that we are selling the best ■ $lO.OO suits in the oity. UPdODATE CLOTHING STORE slq[ GEO, e. MAXWELL | s i o | increased this year to warrant the breaking of ground this fall for the first of those big beet sngar makers. Aside from the loads of the Ox nkrds the Lamar vicinity has tens of thousands of acres of splendid beet, grain, alfalfa, etc., soil at from $25 to $50 per acre with perpetual water right included, lands which will treble, with their first year of culti vation, their present market values. The Best In UncleSam’s Domain The following extract from the speoial Washington correspondence of the Colorado Springs Gazette shows the opinion of the Commis sioner of the General Land Office on the efficiency of Surveyor General Goodale and we take pleasure in re producing it, as all who have visited bis office know that every word and more is deserved: “I should very much like to see Mr. Charles C. Goodale, of Denver, retained as surveyor general of the state of Colorado,’’ said Commission er Hermann, of the general land of fice, the other day. “In my opin ion,” he continued, “Mr. Goodale is the most competent man in his par ticular line that is now in the gov ernment service and his retention in office would unquestionably be a distinct advantage to the state. Dur ing my trip through the west during the campaign of last fall I called on Mr. Goodale at his office. I can say as mnch of his office, as of the man himself. I do not hesitate to assert that the surveyor general’s office at Denver is today in better order, and in a position to do more satisfactory work than any surveyor goneral’s of fice in any other state in the union. More than that, the requirements in Colorado, because of the extensive mining districts, and the wealth of the mines, in a state where land is measured by the inch rather than by the foot or the rod, are such as are not found in any other state. The work of Colorado’s surveyor general is most exacting, and must be cor rect in the minutest detail. I am glad to say that the work as now per formed is all that could be required. It is perfection itself. Errors seem to be unknown. And I trace it all to the extraordinary capabilities of Mr. Goodale, who, by example and the exhibition of clever executive ability, has been able to maintain the very highest standard of excel lence throughout his entire office and force. A great mistake would be made, in my mind, if Mr. Goodale were removed to make place for some political favorite. He is at the head of his profession, and richly deserves the recognition he now com mands.” ~ Why Do You Pay Exhorbitant prices for Spectacles and Eye Glasses when we can fit your eyes and sell you the best Lenses on the market at about one-fifth pripes asked by “Occulists and Opticians" and guaran tee satisfaction. We have the largest assortment of Glasses in town at prices ranging from 25c to $3.00. Also full line of Goggles, Eye Shades, etc. Your money back if you are not satisfied. McLEAN BROS. DO YOU HAVE THEM? ■ : ■ Sick Headache Dizzy Headache Sewing Headache Cooking Headache Traveling Headache Temple Headache Reading Headache Bright Light Headache Do Nothing Headacho Back of the Head Headache Front of the Head Headacho Top of the Head Headache After the Opera Headacho After the Church Headacho After the Lecture Headache Evening Headache Morning Headache Everlasting Headache These are a few of the headaches that come from eye strain. Glasses cor rectly fitted will relievo you. You can come have a chat about your eyes or a thorough examination, it is free. NOTH—On account of increasing business I will remain at the Lamar house until Wednesday evening, June 12. Office hours, 2 to 6 p. m. J. HARRY GAY, Ophthalmic Optician 8 Pages NUMBER 52.