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VOLUME XVI If you want LUMBER Come and let us figure with you. We carry 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 atee to give satisfaction D. C. MARKER. Telephone No. 32 C. M. LEE Real Estate and Loans. Annual Intereat. Optional Paymenta. * WM. G. RUSSELL Live Stock Agent and Broker for all Classes of Cattle, I have a list of choice Irrigated Stock Farms and Ranches, sizes and terms to suit purchaser. 6^Wtetfaßi: Vo “ Headquarters at LAMAR, COLORADO JUST RECEIVED - —A CAR LOAD OF FURNITURE We have a full line of Furniture, Hardware, Builder's Hard ware, Queensware, Tin and Graniteware of all kinds. We buy right —sell right—let ns convince you. Bargains in all kinds of Second Hand Goods. North Main St. A IS I ES IS O Lamar, Colo, W MllL Dll \J O ■ B. B Brown, Pres. A. N. Parrish, Vice Pres. W. C. Gould, Cashier The First National Hank OF 1 LAMAR, COLORADO. * Capital $50,000 Surplus SIO.OOO riRBCTORB B. B. Brown. T. M. Brown. W. C. Godld. M. D. Thatcher. A. N, Pabribb. rv v v * ▼▼▼▼▼ ▼▼▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ - - - - - - - - - - - - TRE LiAMAR SEED G 9 and Retail Dealers in Alfalfa Seed and All Kinds of Seeds, Grain and Hay, Canon City and Trinidad Coal No more coal famines for Lamar. We have no<v In store i.aoo tons of coal, which will be kept as a reserve against strikes and car famines. We handle all kinds of MACHINE OIL. PRATT’S POULTRY AND STOCK POOD, Etc. Clive us a call. We are always pleased to serve you, and will treat you square. TELEPHONE NO. 9 D. B. NOWELS, Manager The Lamar Register. omcu sJLt »r*Tirs**JLy3B» or covamr LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1901. County Notes. (From the Holly Chieftain.] J. O. Huggins, who bought the Simpson property some time ago, ar rived with his emigrant car Saturday, and will become a permanent citizen of Holly. • • • A party consisting of six families arrived Saturday from Iowa. Some of them already have farms here and others will buy as soon as they find something suitable. • • • As usual the town has been full of strangers this week. They are all looking up locations and from the way they are buying property we judge they are pleased with the coun try. Who wouldn't be? It’s the best country on earth. • • • J. A. Shanstrom, of Coolidge, has on exhibition at Tarbox & Gill’s gro cery store samples of apples and peaches, which were grown by him without irrigation. They are as fine as can be produced anywhere and speaks volumes for this country as a fruit producer. • • • The people who have been buying farms in this vicinity during the summer are now beginning to arrive with car loads of furniture, farming implements and live stock. They all seem to be well equipped for farming and when they get to work on their farms the country will resemble a boom sure enough. • • • Thomas E. Harmon met with what might have been a serious aooident Friday night It was quite serious enough to suit him as it was. He had a barrel of water in his wagon and in crossing Horse creek near the artesian well the barrel fell over catching one of his ankles between it and the wagon box. He was power less to extricate himself and oalled for help which soon arrived and he was released. He had a very pain full ankle for a while but is all right again. • • . [From the Granada Times.] Sugar beets are coming in with a rush and several car loads daily are being shipped out. • • . Mr. Lawson and bride have arriv ed here from Kansas and taken pos session of the Woge farm which he recently purchased. • • • Buffalo school has a fine new organ for the use of the school and Sunday school. It has also been fitted up with new desks. • • • Woge Bros, are building an addi tion to their residence on the Levig farm recently purchased by them. It will be occupied by Wint Carnet and family. Wilson Makes a Few Predictions. Washington, Oct. 13. (Special.) — "The operations of the sngar trust in catting the price of sngar out West, where the beets are grown, are likely to convince the American people that the best industry is not controlled by the trust,” said Secretary of Agricul ture Wilson today. ‘‘The growth of the sugar beet in* dnatry has alarmed the trust, which consists of interests that refined im ported raw sugar. The sugar beet factories do their owu refining, finishing the product and putting it on the market. This department has been well satisfied for some time that it is only a question of time when all the sugar used in America can be made within the states of the Uniou. “I am not at all surprised at the movements of the sugar trust. It would no doubt be very profitable to its members if they could destroy this new industry, that promises to supply home demands within a reasonable number of years, but I think their efforts will be in vain. Our people are gradually learning the value of the by-products of the sugar beet factories and as soon as they fully comprehend these, oppo aition from auy quarter will be en tirely in vain. “I believe also the time will come when none of the islands of the sea will be able to produce sugar as cheaply as it can be produced in con nection with diversified agriculture in the slates of the West. ‘‘l had an interview within the last few days with a superintendent of one of the largest sugar estates in the Hawaiian Islands,” continues Set retary Wilson, “which confirms the impression I had regarding the future of the sugar industry in trop ical countries. It costs more for labor in the Hawaiian islands than in the states of the Mississippi valley and its superintendent is my author ity for the statement that it costs $0 an acre to fertilize the land of the BfcwSiian islands. They put on half a ton of fertilizer every year, and got two crops in three years, averaging two tons to the acre. “The use of this fertilizer is ex ceedingly expensive. They have to send to South America for the nitro gen, to Germany for the potash and to the Florida coast for the phos phorus. They have been increasing the area of sugar production in Hawaii by pumping water on lauds where it will not flow by giavity. They have to send for coal to Aus tralia or British Columbia. All this makes sugar growing more and more difficult., but the labor question out there is what gives them the most annoyance. The Porto Bicans who were imported are so much reduced by starvation that they cannot per form much manual labor. Hawaii will have difficulty in competing with the sugar beet resources of the Western states of the Union as soon as our farmers have had time to ap ply machinery to the field and the factory. “It is eminently wise for the farmer to grow beets and sell sugar, because he only disposes of something that comes from the atmosphere, for the pulp is fed to the dairy cow, and everything taken from the soil is re stored to the soil and there is no deterioration whatever. It will not be many years before alt the money now paid foreigners for agricultural products of all kinds, including sugar, will be kept at home. “Last year we sent abroad $480,- 000,000 worte of farm products, in round figures, and bought half that amount from foreign countries. It is only a question of time when not only our sugar, but our tobacco and rice, will all be produced at home.” Reservoir Will Be Built. C. W. Beach informs the Register that the state land board, after hear ing the protest of Holbrook against the reservoir site which the Fort Lyon Canal Co. has been trying to purchase, has thrown it out and sold the site to the Fort Lyon people. This means that work will be com menced on the big reservoir, which is located ou Horse creek, and every effort will be made by Manager Free ton to push it along ho bh to lie ready to store water -daring the spring freshet next year for use during the summer. A oall has already been made for all farmers who wish to take non tracts and work out their assessments to report at once to the manager. It will be the policy of the manage ment to allow ali who can to work out their assessments and save pay ing it in cash. They expect to ex pend $50,000 on the reservoir work the coming season, and place this famous canal in better condition to fulfill its water contracts than it has ever been before. The area of the reservoir site is about 2500 acxes and it is estimated that its available oapacity will be about 12,000 acre feet of water. This will go a long ways toward relieving the farmers on the lower sections of the canal during a time of water shortage in the summer months. It is certainly the most important of all the contemplated improvements in this section for the coming year and will be of inestimable value to both the farmers of this county and east ern Bent. The cost is a heavy tax on water right holders but one crop saved will pay it many times over, and besides it will add ten times the cost to the value of their farms alone. The site of the reservoirs is pro nounced one of the finest in the state as it can be developed at a much less cost per acre foot than any yet at tempted. It has been long known as the best site in that section and has been held by filing of Holbrook for the past eleven years, but as he failed to make even a pretense at de veloping it the state land board has rightly decided to sell it to a com pany that would develop it and make it useful while there was still reser voir water in the Arkansas river that co'ild be appropriated. The Great Crop. Now that the returns are beginn ing to come in the farmers are real izing more than ever that the sugar beet crop is to be greatest of all boons to this section. The terrible hail storm which literally wiped out all other crops that bad not been harvested did comparatively small damage to the sugar beets, and this alone is a great recommendation. The farmers whose beets were in the track of the storm are getting reports which show that their per cent of sugar is about the same as last year, and also about the same as those who were fortunate enough to miss the hail. In tonnage, however, there is a noticeable shortage in the storm district, but even in this respect the loss is estimated to be only about 10 to 15 per cent, which is practically nothing when compared to the big losses on other crops. A sugar per centage of from 10 to 20 is about the general rule and this will make the average price about $4.50 to so.oo. The improved methods of handling the crop which are being introduced will materially reduce the labor and expense of marketing and add large ly to the profits. It is safe to say that this crop will take a permanent place in the front rank of the farm ing industry in this connty and that the acreage tributary to Lamar will be more than doubled another year Those Meetings. The democrats opened their cam paign last week with a series of meetings in the eastern part of the county. The enthusiasm of the party in the various precincts is shown well by the attendance at these meet ings. In Holly, the thriving little city of the extreme oast end of the county, the attendance by actual count consisted of 20 voters, 12 east ern land seekers (who had read lurid tales about the wild and wooly free silverite and were anxious to see him in action), 5 candidates, 2 reporters, and Judge Nowels, E. C. Nowelsand Ezra. As the latter is acknowledged to be the democratic party of the 8 Pages NUMBER 19. "Beil#, ever “Hello!” “Ib that you Mac?” “Yes, what can we do for you?” “Do you know Uncle Joah is in town.” “Yes.” “Well he told me you hod some medicine to keej> away chaps; think he culled it “Peach Blow Cream.” und as there is a young “chap” hanging around my “darter” thought maby I might get some of it and see if it would’nt keep him away.” “I am sorry Mr. —, but am afraid “Peach Blow Cream” would have the opposite effect, as it cures “Charmed Hands and Pace” and would therefore make her more attractive.” “Ah! Go off wid ye! What I want is not “Peach Blow Cream” but an elm club. Good bye.” N. B.—“ Peach Blow Cream” cures all chaps exoept above kind. For sale by McLEAN BROS. DRUG STORE county the attendance wan called large. At Amity there were 7 democrats, 0 republican**, 5 candidate**, 2 repor ter, and the Judge, E. C. and E/.ra. At the Coatea school house the en thusiasm was not quite so groat as the audience consisted of 0 demo crats, 5 republicans, 8 candidates, 2 reporters, aud the Judge, E. C. and Ezra. The office holder imported from Arapahoe county to tell our citizens how to vote for their county officers got disgusted with the size of audience and left. He was not will ing to count in the voters which aro supposed to be concealed in the pockets of the Judge, E. C. and Ezra. He wanted his auditors right out in front of him, where he could better tell of the honor done them in piling up more taxes on them for the bene fit of the state gang at Denver, of which he is one of the shining lights. Several candidates made speeches explaining that they had never sought office and never cared much for it but of course could not resist the appeals of the public which need ed their services. This got to be very tedious for the audience until Captain Heaton reliovod the monot ony by telling how ho had started out in life with the intention of be coming a lawyer, but sickness had driven him in the more healthy oc cupation of painting. The candidate for commissioner also introduced some slight variety into the proceed ings by fixing a new location for a bridge at each of the meetings. Some of the taxpayers are beginning to view the long list of democratic mootings as published with a great deal of alarm. If each one meuns a new bridge there is likely to be a sudden rise in market price of iron and steel. NOTICE To the Voters of Prowers County. I am a candidate on the Peoples’ Party ticket for ro election to the office of County Superintendent of Schools. During the past two years, while serving the people in that office, I have always endeavored to treat everyone with fairness and jus tice. If any have been offended it is my misfortune rather than my fault, for I had to do what was right, no matter what the consequences. The State Superintendent would toll you that she has never found a mis take in any of my reports, and that is a very good record. If the voters of this couuty can conscientiously support me at the polls in Novem ber I shall be very grateful and thankful for any, and all, votes I may receive, and if elected I promise to serve all the people well, show ing partiality and favoritism to none. Respectfully Submitted. Miss M. H. Exli.se.