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The Lamar Register
8 Pages VOLUME XVII SPECIAL NOTICE! To <"■ TT T 1> /V TT Cf This comln 9 who will buy P Q KJ U Jj| n,lil XV J Season^. We request you to call at our place of business, the POST OFFICE, and see what we have to offer you. Make your list of book, pencils, rulers, slates, pencil boxes, copy books, tablets, writing spellers, erasers, etc., etc., and everything you need and let us figure with you. We have by far the largest stock in Lamar ** ** ue *se ** UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY LEAPING DRUGGISTS County Notes. [From the Holly Newn.| Mr. W. C. Gould, president of our bank, came down from Lamar yester day afternoon. • • • Frank O’Donnell and George B. James were down from Lamar a few hours Monday afternoon. • • • Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McPherson ac companied Chase to Lamar Tuesday for the graduation exercises in which he took part • . • The next W. of W. State Log Roll ing will be held in Lamar. It has been arranged to hold the meeting on the first day of the Prowers county fair next year which will be a great thing for Lamar as well as the log rolling. The local lodge is making a strenuous effort to hare the best team in the state to take up to our neigh bor town on that occasion. «*« Riley Chapman, grandfather of Mrs. H. W. Milford, this week visit ed Lamar and filed on a homestead 1J miles northeast of this place. Mr. Chapman is now past 80 years of age but has never used his right as he has resided in the crowded east all his life till since he has been living with his grandaughter and family here at Holly. . • • [From tko Granada Timosl. A. E. Bent and Granby Hillyer were down from Lamar on business last Thursday. • * • J. F. Moore is having The Granada Hotel painted in first-class style. The looks of the building are much improved by this needed coat. L. N. Taylor is doing the work. • * • H. B. Slaven, of Dodge City, Kan sas was here Tuesday, looking for a location for a sheep ranch. He left yesterday with the intention of re turning soon and locating perma nently. • • • The Buffalo Fancy Cantaloupe Growers’ Union recieved a car load of crates Tuesday. Another car load is on the way. • • • The Granada Melon Growers’ Ass ociation received a car load of crates yesterday morning. Another car load will follow in a short time. Granada is certainly a melon town this year. • • • Clarence Mock and James and George Gorman brought a fine bunch of two and three-year old steers from .Butte Creek Tuesday. The stock :has been purchased by Mitchell & Herns, of Lamar, • • • [From the Holly Chieftian.] One of the Santa Fe side tracks was lined with cars of potatoes, lum bur, feed, etc., which shows that our merchants are selling an immense amount of goods. The Boifill pox patients have all recovered, the quarantine has been removed, nobody died either from the disease or fright, and business has been going along with its usual briskness. • • • The contractors of Holly say there is more building talked of at present than ever before in Holly—and we had a pretty good boom during the spring and summer. ' • • • The first shipment of cantaloupes from Holly was made Tuesday. It was an express shipment to Kansas City and the cantaloupes were grown by I. D. Owens who lives three miles west of town. • • • A carload of crates arrived on Monday from Lamar for the Holly cantaloupe association. A great many were taken out by the growers during the week and the balance were stored in the sheds of the Holly Lumber Co. • • • The Holly boys got it put all over them by the Coolidge team at the latter place Sunday. They were de feated by a score of 23 to 11. The same nines will play in Holly next Sunday. Carlton Notes. C. C. Gerard was a Carlton visitor Monday afternoon. Mrs. A. Finke has just returned from a visit with her mother at Holly. P. A. Eberle, who has been on the sick list for a week, is now up and around again. Monday was pay day on the Santa Fe and the boys were glad of it. Koad Overseer Jobtz has been re pairing the damage done to the river bridge by the last heavy rise. S. J. Higbee made a business trip to Granada last Saturday. C. H. Murphy, our ex section fore man and gardner, says his melons are all contracted for by a pet coon, who makes a little hole in a melon and with his handy paw gets the heart of the melon. Carlton is still progressing, a new public bulletin board made its ap pearance at Grote last week. Mrs. H. Masser has been very sick for the past week. Hopes are now entertained of her recovery. Mrs. McMillin’s aged father has come to visit her from the far east. He seems to enjoy his visit very much. A. S. Right You Are We are in receipt of the premium list for Prowers county’s second an nual fair, which will be held in Lamar on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday August 27, 28 and 29tb. It is a hand some book of forty-eight pages, and a credit to the very modest printer who failed to place his imprint upon it—La Junta Tribune. OFJTXCXJLX* ©*■ COVUTT LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1902. LOOKING FORWARD Colorado is Rapidly Becoming a Fruit Btate. When the name Colorado is men tioned few can think of else than mines and mining. The Kooky Ford cantaloupe now world famous has shown that there is another Bide of the story. The recont census bulletin on Colorado is ot interest. It shows Rocky Mountain bees turned out 1, 700,000 lbs of honey in 1899 and will do that and more every year in the 1899-1909 decade. In 1890, less than 900,000 acres were irrigated, sinoe then 720,536 acres were added or an increase of 81 pc. That feature ad ded 58 million dollars to the value of farm land. The Colorado berry, the Colorado apple are all coming in. The Colo rado potato of the Greeley district has already a national name. But it is in frnit that Colorado is destined to lead and the rapid devel • opment of the ditches in the next decade is expected to doable and quadruple the fruit interests. At the present ratio of increase this state will take a high rank in the value of fruit produced before the next census is taken. —Kansas City Packer. QUALITY IS BETTER. Kansas City, August 10.—M. O, Coggins, the well known cantaloupe distributor, writes the Packer as fol lows : “Arrived in the field few days ago, This the first opportunity have had to give you sitnation of the valley. Have made a general tour and I am glad to report never knew the qual ity of the cantaloupes to be better than they are this year. We are now shipping about 150 crates per day express to Western cities, car lots for Eastern points will move about 16th or 18th this month. Aoreage some what heavier this year than past seasons, but yield not quite as heavy as last year. From present outlook we anticipate shipping between 600 and 700 cars. Again cannot help from mentioning that the trade of the East will certainly appreciate the quality of the melons this jear.” Larger and Better Than Ever. The above term exactly fits the im proved and augmented condition of Gentry Bros. Famous Shows this season. The permanent consolidation of these exhibitions which have here tofore traveled singly has made the largest exhibition of the kind in tbe world. Gentry Bros. Shows are so well known in this community that the simple announcement of their coming insures a crowd that will tax the capacity of their enormous tents to accomodate. The combined street parades this season are twice larger than before and the entire Show will be reviewed in processional display on the day of exhibition, which is, Tuesday September 2, afternoon and night. PROF. CARPENTER'S INVESTIGATION The result of the investigations made by Prof. Carpenter of the State Agricultural college concerning the flow of the Arkansas river water into Kansas, can hardly be overestimat ed in connection with the pending litigation between Kansas and Col orado. The contention of Kansas has been that the water of the Arkansas which originates in Colorado wonld flow into Kansas and maintain the volume of the river in that state if it were not for its diversion for irriga tion on this side of the state line. For years this has been dented by Colorado irrigators and engineers, who have claimed that the water of this state would sink in the bed of the river before reaching the inter ior of Kansas. It is evident that if the latter proposition isoorrect, Kan sas would gain nothing by securing the prohibition of irrigation in Colo rado. If the water would disappear before it reached the interior of Kansas even if there were no irriga tion, the only result of prohibiting irrigation would be to destroy agri culture west of the Kansas line. It was fortunate that circumstanc as enabled so competent an irriga tion engineer as Prof. Carpenter to follow the recent Arkansas river Hood after it passed the head of the Colorado ditches and measure its How at different points in Kansas. It required prompt work, but he was in time and caught up with the flood at Dodge City. HiB measurements show that from that point eastward its volome rapidly diminished, until at last, near the line separating Han nas from Oklahoma, it had almost disappeared. The measurements made by him will form exceedingly valuable evi dence when the matter is looked into before the supreme court in Wash ington, where the suit brought by Kansas is now pending. In this litigation Colorado seems to have the law on its side, because a state has a right to control the water of its non navigable streams. Furthermore, congress, by enacting the recent irrigation law, has recog niaed officially the right to divert water for irrigation, thus stamping the seal of approval upon the rejec tion of the doctrine of riparian rights. Justice is also on Colorado’s side, becauso it would be unjust to deetory established agriculture in any part of Colorado in order that it might be built up in Kansas. Finally, Prof. Carpenter’s investiga tion shows that the facts concerning the river flow are also on the side of Colorado.—Denver Republican. Plan to Attend Fair. We urge upon our readers to oount upon attending the state Fair which is to be held in Pueblo, September 15ih to the 20tb. The Fair last year exceeded all expectations and the THE PROWERS CO. FAIR will be held at I A Jl/I A D Wed. Thur. & Fri. August 27-28-29 'The most beautiful grounds in the state. New and commodious grand stand. Large exhibit hall. Superb track. Over $2,000 in Purses and Premiums Many o< the fastest horses in the state will be here. Program full of interesting events each day. Relay Races Bronco Busting Roping Contests Reduced Railroad Rates. Entries for harness races close August a, at 7 p. m. Entries for exhibits close August a6 at 5 p. m. Running race entries close at 7 P- m. of the day previous to the race. Cowboy relay race every day. A. N. PARRISH, Pres. A. E. BENT, Secretary one this year promiboh to be much | better. Tbe seatiug capacity of the | Grand Staud is being eularged, more more atables are being built and tbe groauda are being improved. The Street Car service will be per fect in every way and tbe manage ment feel that they will be able to provide a variety of entertainment to suit all that may attend. A Mean Trick. A. H. Burtis was ho much better this week that be threw aside bis religious books and bearing t bis some one play ed a trick on him that Burtis says will call for revenge. Old Sol was pouring out hia afternoon heat at tbe 8 Pages NUMBER 10. rate of 110 ia the shade, there was not a breath of air aiul the dust stirred up by passing vehicles made life miserable. There sat Burtis with his poisened foot immersed in super heated water, he felt forlorn and deserted for none of his friends had even sat up with him, when an ex press wagon unloaded a tub at his door. Burtis felt his pulse bound, a glad light tilled his eye and he of fered his goverment job for a cork screw. Frantically he dug out the ice and sawdust aud was finally re warded by liuding an ounce bottle of beer. A moment later when the family entered the room they fouud him in a state of total oollapse.— Garden City Herald.