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The Lamar Register.
8 Pages VOLUME XVII. • ••••••••••••••••••••••••••*••• # • • [See the Bargains! • • j f- • Ijohnston’s! • • : ? • • • * ] Ladies' $5!? Plush Capes, s4°° A big reduction must go. : j Ladies' 6 50 Plush Capes, 592 Underwear from 50c a Suit 5 S Ladies' 899 Plush Capes, 699 and up. The best line in town. « 5 LadPs' 1099 Plush Capes, 799 We sell the best $2.50 Shoe l j Ladies' 129° Plush Capes, 999 made for $2.00, every pair guar- \ • Ladies' 1799 Fur Boas, 1599 anted. • • Ladies' 1699 Fur Boas, 1499 Children's School Shoes all sizes : • Ladies' 499 Fur Boas, 399 Sizes 6to 8, $l.OO j £ Ladies' 399 Fur Boas, 299 Sizes 82 to U» $1.25 • I Lanies' 199 Fur Boas, I°9 Sizes 12 to 2, $1.40 j 5 Ladies' Coats from $299 to $lO Outing Flannel 6c, 6 1/4 10c • : 5 1902. Lamar and Prowers County Have Enjoyed a Prosperous Year. The year 1002 which closes today has been of been one of properity and progress for this section of the state. Prowers county especially has been favored by the elements for while the lack of water and rain caused a shortage of crops in nearly every other section of the state, the rain was so distributed over this sec tion that there was practioally no time at which the crops were suffer ing. There has probably never been a year since the country was settled that the farmers have been so uni versally satisfied with their years labor. All the crops have been good and the market prices have been fair and in some cases the highest in years. Alfalfa seed, which for some years has been slightly in the back ground, once more comes forward as the banner money producer of the valley and alfalfa hay is running it a good second. Year in and year out alfalfa is the most reliable crop of all and the man with a good alfalfa ranch need not fear to see the wolf at his door. The grains all did well, wheat and oats making much money lor the farmers and corn surprising all by its excellence and the large yield. The cantaloupe association at La mar is not satisfied with their year s work, but it is largely owing to the email number who planted th’s year, making it hard to get car loud ship ments. The beet growers have been making heavy shipments all fall and receiving large returns ror their work. Piowars county raised more beets this year than the total amount worked up by the Rocky Ford fac tory during its first season, Lamar, as it has each year, stands next to Rocky Ford itself in the amount of beets raised in its vicinity for the factory, and besides this a very large acreage has been raised this year for .stock feed. The fruit industry is constantly .'growing in Prowers county and this jrear has been the banner one for nearly every variety. Peaches broke every known record and apples, plums, cherries, grapes and the email fruits all did excellently. No each quantity of fruits was ever rais ed here before and the flavor and quality were superior also. The bee raisers are another class of our farm 'ers who are all smiles these days as they have enjoyed an extremely pros perous season. The great stock industry has not i been so booming as in some of the recent years, the low prices, especial ly of cattle having had a somewhat depressing effect, but the prospects of an open winter and the substan tial condition of our stockmen leaves no room to fear the disastrous loses from which the stockmen of some of the northern sections of the country are now suffering. Lamar has also made much pro gress during the year and there has been much building going on as is always the case here. A number of fine buildings have been added to the town during the year, but the most imposing and attractive is the laxge new Masonic Temple, built by the Lamar Lodge and K. A. M. Chapter. It is on south Main street and has a frontage of fifty feet and is the haud somest building in the town. A number of new residence are already contracted for the new year and there is a brobability that several new bus iness houses also will be built. Al together Lamar and its citizens can ook back over the old year with sat -1 infection and forward to the new year with a feeling that all is well. County Notes. [From tho Holly Chieftain) Mr. ami Mrs. Chas. Billingslea re turned Wednesday from a visit to Lamar. * * * The lawyers of Kansas are endeav oring to again pull the peoples’ leg. This time they want SIO,(MM) with which to prosecute the Kansas Colo rado water suit. If they get it of course the lawyers of Colorado will have smooth sailing for holding up the legislature of this 6tate for funds to defend the case. In our opinion this is a rank farce and has been from the beginning, and no serious results were ever intended by the Kansas promoters of the scheme. • * • [From the Holly News.l Miss Nowels, one of Holly’s school teachers, went to Colorado Springs Monday night to spend the holi days. omciJLX. ©s' s* —ctitees ccuittt LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31. 1902. At a meeting of the farmers last Saturday night Mr. Wiley informed them that there would be no sugar factory built at Holly for at least a year. • • • There was a meeting of the farm ers, living under the Buffalo canal, at the company’s office Tuesday af ter noon to arrainge for a draiugae nitch. A committe was appointed to solicit the farmers. * * * W. E. Tarbox came down from the Amity headgate on No. 8 yestorduy to spend Christmas with his family. He says there is ho doubt but what the dam will be completed before the spring floods interfere. • •• [From tho Granada Times.] Mr. and Mrs O. B. Huntington and A. C. Mahoney, of Luverne, Minnesota, Mrs. Huntington’s father, went to the county seat yesterday. • • • Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wheeler, of Lamar, visited with J. S. Higbee and family. Mr. Wheeler purchased tho blacksmith shop at Holly, where they will move in a short time. -i Maaamniiv ■ -.,, r.m ■x-~.,-^rv7S^~Sßjgjg^,j l . (f| |'Vv ■;>&&(!* VJ*£&jd A Group of Handsome Lamar Homes J. W. Dautrich, of Rooky Ford, took charge of the Times yesterday and will remain, at least, until D. H. Dickason recovers from his illness Mr. Dautrich is an old hand at the business and next week’s Times will be up to the standard. H. M. Noble went to Lamar yes terday morning, having received a telephone message from Under Shor iff Fiisbio that two of tho guns tak en frotn the store of Noble & Dolton on the night the Carlton postofiioe was robbed, had been recovered from the gang. It seemed impossible at tho time for this outlit to have done this, but it now seems to be the case. They were recovered on information furnished by Indiun Dill Smith since Jiis capture • • • [From tin* Amity Sentinel] Two Granada livery stable rigs came into Amity Monday morning in a broken up condition. A very bad crossing at the river is reported and the drivers were glad to get off with a slightly damaged buggy. They luckily escaped n ducking. So says Dill McCurry, when ho and J. L. Mayfield, of Granada drove into town Monday morning with a crippled buggy and ice water dripping of McOurry’s clothes Dill had tho inis forture to fall overboard into the water. Prowers County. The Field and Farm in its annual write up of the farming operationa of the state of Colorado baa tbe fol lowing to say of Prowers county: “While other counties complained of a dry season Prowers county con tinue 1 right along in tbe oven tenor o(J ! | way and produced a bumper crop of everything. It lias the larg est amount of land under canals of any county in tbe Arkansas valley. One half of tbo county is grazing land, as no irrigating canal has been constructed to run above that of the Arkansas valley system with its im mouse reservoirs lying in tbo north west corner of tbe county. It lies three thousand five hundred feet above sea level and one hundred and fifty miles from tbe mountains. With a heavy deposit of alluyial soil tbe land is exceedingly rich. At least fifty thousand acres are in alfulfa and nearly tbe sumo amount ingruin melons and other crops. Wheat av eraged thirty five bushels to the acre and oats fifty. First prizes were secured on those and other grains at the Pueblo fair. Three hundred acres were grown to canta loupes. Alfalfa yielded an excellent crop of hay and seed. Corn, millet, sorghum and amber cane produced enormously. Sheep audcattle feed j ing are prominent industries, which Holiday Greeting We wish all the citizens of Lamar and Prowers County a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank you for the liberal patronage we have received the past year. We solicit a continuance of the same, and expect to merit it by continuing our well established policy of reliable goods, low prices and courteous treatment. McLEAN BROS. will increase very rrpidly under tbo method of feeding sugar beets. Thousands of cattle are summered on the ranges and several thousand sheep are fattened in the winter. The honey crop usually amouuts to eight or ten cars. Fruit growing is in its infancy but there are a few line bearing orchards. Nearly fifty thousand acres of government land was taken up during the year, but there are still thousands of acres of good land there.” The Kingdom of Alfalfa. Now and great thoughts seem to ho agitating alike (he farmer und the statesman, for while the politician would expand aud enlarge his terri tory —would extend tbe sphere of i his action and would place the Fili pinos and all the nations of the earth under the paternal care of his great mind aud big heart, the farmer on the other hand is also reaching out. lie would diversify the products of the earth; he too is clamoring for more —something batter thuu he now has; some beautiful spot beyond his borders that he may call the oasis of bis pilgrimage, some outgrowth of the soil that may countervail that great command, in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread —some product of the vegetable world that ho may crown king. The fleecy staple, cotton, way down south in Dixie, long has been stand ing tip toed on a snow white throne, hoarsely crying and vainly proclaim ing itself king. At the same time the golden sheaves of Kansas, clasp ing hands with the great granaries of the north, their very walls burst ing and falling bonouth their weight with deafening roar, are laying clam< to the kingdom of the vegetable uni verse. Ignoring all demands, the course of empire is still westward in its flight. Out of the arid, parched regions of the west, watered by no vernul showers nor summer rains, the king of vegetation mounts the 8 Pages NUMBER 29. throne under the prosaic name In come and under the Arabic and more poetic non de plume alfalfa —wearing a robe of tinted green and a crown of royal purple—exhaling fragrant per fumes nud balmy ordors, alluring the prancing steed, the cattle upon a thousand hills and herda of swine. It cries, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” It proclaims rest for the plowshare the hoe, the self binder and the spinning and threshing machines. It is rescuing from slavery the little boy and girl who, in the production of alfalfa, can perform no other labor than eat and grow into vigorous man and wouauhood, upon the delicious | honey —nectar for the fabled gods— which the bees gather from its pur ple flowers, or drink the brimming pails of milk from the cows feeding upon ita Moreover it bids these little boys and girls, ex posed to the (shilling blasts of winter or sweltering beneath the burning huus of September, come out of the fields to And rest in the shadow of the school room and bathe their sun scorched brow and quench their thirst at the fountain of learning. This majestic western crowned king of plants has issued proclama tion of freedom to all implements except the keen sickle blade, ever clipping the green sward from June to Septembut, for as soon as the mower has clipped one end of the held the other will be ready Alfal fa is one of nature's choicest gifts to man. It is particularly adapted to a republican government, for it smiles alike on rich and poor. It never dies from old age. It places upon the market the symmetrical Shorthorn at two years. Upon it the Poland- China may be marketed at six mouths and upon alfalfa pastures disdains all other food and will eith er, answer the summons for grain with an audacious grunt or go bound ing through the purple flowers of the alfalfa with tail curled in ringlets and beautiful festoons over its back. Long may King Alfalfa reign.— Field and Farm.