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The Lamar Register.
8 Pages VOLUME XVII. THE SEASON HAS ARRIVED NEIGHBORING TOWNS TAKE NOTICE MMtMl Lamar has organized ' "’’ i We offer largest line SPALDING’S BAS BALL | of Athletic Goods Ball leam in | ever shown in this valley EXCLUSIVE AGENC <, | this c jty Everything in Stock CH.uAC.o | yi in THE UP-TO-DAfE DRUG CO. ggT SUGAR’S CRISES PASSED Future of Beet Industry in the West Now Assured. Havemeyer Saw Peril In Europe’s Entrance Into Refined Trade— Colorado’s Prospects Bright—Rocky Ford Improve* ments -Colorado Product to be Doubled. New York, April 10.—At the an nual meeting of the stockholders of the American Beet Sugar company in Jersey Oily, President Oxnard laid especial stress en the crisis through which the company had passed owing to the reaction in Eu rope from the artificial stimulation of export bounties. He declared that the price of refined sugar on the Missouri river had reached as low a figure as 4.15 cents a pound. “The company’s agricultural lands in Colorado and at Oxnard, Cal. (ap proximately 7,000 acres,) which when acquired, were largely in a raw, or poorly cultivated state, have been steadily improved, and have in creased in value at least 100 per cent over their actual cost with im provements. In every respect con trolled by its management, your com pany has satisfactorily demonstrated its earning capacity; only the price of its product has been disappoint ing, and this has already righted itself. “The climatic conditions prevail ing in California and Colorado are unusually propitious, and the farm ers having been well pleased with their returns during the past year, are contracting for new acreage with an alacrity heretofore unprecedented. This promises a supply of beets whioh will tax the factories to their capacity. Despite the present effi ciency of onr plants we are making further improvements this year, in troducing into the factory at Rocky Ford an ingenious combination of processes, which worked successfully at the Oxnard factory last season. It certainly seems conservative to predict a large output at a low cost for the coming campaign, and it is confidently believed that a selling price as low as that of last year can not again be reached. So far as the present outlook may enable one to predict, the campaign of 1903-4 is reasonably certain to be the most profitable in the history of the com pany.” The very hopeful tone of the con cluding paragraphs of the report made to the stockholders is due not to the conditions outlined in the re port, but to the fact that the officials of the American Beet Sugar com pany fully believe that the company has won its fight against cane sugar, and that peace will hereafter pre vail. The very plentiful supply of beets and the excellent weather con ditionn outlined in tke report would only be a. hindrance to prosperity if it were granted that the disastrous war would continue. The basis of the belief of the beet sugar people in the continuance of peace is out lined as follows by one of rhe men who has stood close to Mr. Oxnard throughout tbe struggle: ( “Three years ago the German beet growers and manufacturers of raw sugar sent an embassy to this coun try to inyostigate the methods used in the production of raw sugar and its manufacture into refined practic ally on the ground where the raw sugar was manufactured. As a re sult of this embassy twenty raw sugar factories in Europe installed their own refining plants during the first year after that visit; 107 during the second year, and something over 200 will have done the same thing by the end of this year. The ulti mate result will certainly be that Europe will cease to send raw sugar across the ocean to be refined. Par ticularly is this true in view of the fact that this year sees the last of the ‘kartels,’ which are the bounties paid to growers of sugar beets in Ger many. There will doubtless be a tremendous crop of beets this year, but it will show a big falling off next year. We say with confidence that within five years the shipment of raw sugar from Europe to Ameri ca for manufacture will have become obsolete. “Where, then, is the future of the tremendous refineries that have been built by Mr. Havemeyer in the East ? What is the use of having $3,000,000 refineries whose raw material is ex posed to such a danger as that? Mr. Havemeyer is a wonderfully clever man. He saw the situation perhaps as soon as anyone. He has begun already to forestall it. He has just completed the purchase of the Ala meda sugar beet industry and is now engaged in building up the power of the sugar trust in the beet industry. It amounts, of course, to a recogni tion of the principles for which we have been fighting, namely, that the United States shall produce its own material for the manufacture of sugar. Within five years we expect orrzciJtii 3sr=Tirsi»JtaMcat or pbvodbs covsmr LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 15, 1903. to see Mr. Havemeyer at least as powerful as be is at present, but we do not believe that bis power will come from tbe refining of cane sugar.” “AmericanBeet Sugar Co. expects to put on tbe market this year 150,- 000,000 pounds of sugar and to sell it at a price level above 4 cents. This, if accomplished, will give the company gross earnings of over $6, 000,000, and will be tremendously in excess of anything that has ever been done in the history of the in* dustry hitherto. The company has a plan, the details of which are not ready for publication, whereby the earning power of the company in Colorado will be greatly increased. This plan will not be ready for pub lication much before September. It has nothing to do with the in troduction of new processes at Rocky Ford, of which the company’s offi cials and directors are quite willing to talk.” Countv Notes [From the Holly Chieftain | Miss K. Cora Douglass, Miss Blos ser and Miss Lou Banta of Lamar, attended the association here Satur day. • • • The store of G. H. Thomas at Amity, was broken into by some un known parties Tuesday night. The cash drawer was broken open and some small change taken. No clue to the burglars has yet been discov ered. • • • Wisdom & Rockwell closed con tracts for 12 four room cottages to be built in Holly and they expect to have them under headway within the next 60 days. * * * [From the Holly News.l Under Sheriff Frisbie and wife came down from Lamar on No. 8 yesterday afternoon. * * * Cory Strain, of Lamar, was a Hoi ly visitor yesterday attending to bus iness connected with the Holly Grain Co., of which firm he is a member. He reports things lively in real es tate circles at Lamar. • • . [From the Granada Times.] Mrs. Carrie Hutchins and son, Jos eph, were visiting relatives here, the first of the week. • • • The town election passed off very quietly, not a fourth of the vote be ing polled. A. T. Bilderback, Mar tin Graham and J. H. Lyon acted as judges and Dr. J. A. Jones and F. E. Starr, as clerks. The ticket as nom inated in the citizens convention was elected by an almost unanimous vote, but three ballots being cut. Those elected were:D H. Dickason, Mayor: Trustees, E. S. Darrougb, • > Seasonable Goods! Just in at Lamar’s Big Store < » THE AMERICAN GIRL SHOE FOR LADIES < i in High Tops and Oxfords—a complete line just received... < ; < i The H. C. GODMAN Line of CHILDREN’S SHOES < ■ The best shoes made for the money | I < > i i LADIES’ WRAPPERS « * < < and a complete line of Infants’ Headwear, Sacques, Dresses, long and J « > Short Flannel Skirts and Dresses, also Children’s Calico, Percale and | | < * Gingham ready-to-wear Dresses at prices cheaper than you could J | < < make them. Come and see them and you will agree with us. ' ; < » < » W. J. JOHNSTON .... LEADER IN DRY GOODS AND SHOES .... J I * < Thos. Griffith and John P. Lowry; Trustee to fill vacancy, Frank Keairns. • • • Postmaster Davis has received the supplies for the rural free delivery route from Granada and the first trip will be made from Granada over the route on July 3rd, 19Q3. W. E. Woodcock has been appointed as carrier and Perry T. Kirk as substi tute carrier. The carrier receives $600 per year. It will be but a short time now until the farmers are supplied with their mail every day except Sunday. KAN8A8-COLORADO WATER SUIT 18 LANGUISHING. Owlns to 8mall Appropriation Kan sas Lawyers Lose Interest In the Case. A special dispatch to the Colorado Chieftain of April 9, from Topeka says; It is probable that the suit instituted by Kansas against Colora do for the use of the Arkansas river water will bo called off. Governor Bailey stated to day that he bad not made up his mind whether to use the appropriation made by the legis lature to fight the case. He will make a careful investigation of af fairs in the Arkansas valley and as certain what the feeling of the peo pie is regarding the suit. The gen eral sentiment in Kansas is one of indifference about the matter. Gov ernor Bailey feels that it is hardly worth while pursuing the attempt any further, and the case is not like ly to be pushed any further. One of the principal causes for the attitude of the governor is the fact that the appropriation reaches only $5,000. This is not nearly enough. Factional feeling in the legislature made a large amount impossible. The money is placed at the order of the governor instead of the attorney general and the latter ollicial has ac cordingly lost all interest in the case. Ex Attorney General Goddard, who brought the case against Colo 8 Pages NUMBER 44. irado, said to night that there is very little use of bothering about, the case any further as the state would | not be able to win it with tbe small amount of money appropriated to pay the expenses. Farm loans, ten years time, optional payments, interest pay able annually, low rate, no middlemen, no commission. Union Central Life Insurance Company, A. E. Bent, financial correspondent, Lamar, Colo, ■jfalifPF “ rVT-'iiar'lil^h M C'JUfcb WHtHI *ll lilt FAIIS. BT kJ Beat ( ouKh Eyrup. TaeUjo Good. Usa B"V r«l In Ulna. Fold by druacisu. It