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VOLUME XVII. STOCKMAN WAS LOST WHERE LAMAR NOW STANDS. Oscar AdamsTellsof His Exoerlence With 8 Herd of Cattle in Wilds Twenty Years Ago-Ground Now Worth S7S an Acre “A trip across Southeastern Colo rado and many parts of the Pan handle these days makes the old time cow puncher sick at heart.” This remark was volunteered by Os car Adams of the S. A. Purinton P bar outtit near Sanderson, Tex., who brought up a consignment of mut tons for his firm. After the stock was sold Adams lighted a South western stogie, settled down into a comfortable office chair and grew reminiscent. “Times arn’t like they were,” said he “.Way back in the early eighties the cowboy was somebody, he was everything, in fact. Now we are glad to connect with a sheep and cattle ranch. It isn’t much to the oldtimer's relish to strike out on a sheep deal, but then it is about the only thing in sight now. I passed through the Arkansas valley the other day and saw nothing but a succession of farms around Lamar, Rocky Ford, Las Animas and those towns and they told me land there is worth more per aero than we used to secure whole sections for. Well do I remember Lamar before anyone ever dreamod of making a town there. “It was in the summer of 1883. I was then with the Cross 7 outfit of Frank Collison (he’s now running a ranch near Amarillo, I believe). We landed in Colorado with a drove of 3,500 cattle that were started by trail from Brownwood, Tex., on the first of May. That was a common occurence in those days—a five to six hundred mile trail during the summer. Now a Southern cowboy thinks he is doing great things when he drives a couple hundred head or so of steers a hundred miles to a railroad station. Then we never handled less than a couple of thous and cattle at one clip and sometimes trailed as many as 4,000 in a bunch. We crossed the Arkansas river on the 7th day of August and then our troubles began. To date the trip had beeD favorable and we had lost only 10 head by the time we struck the river. As soon as we got north of the stream, however, bad weather came on. It rained and misted for five days and as luck would have it the cattle got away one bad night. The boys scattered to round them up. I took with me “Doc’ Morgan, an old timber, but Doc was not fa miliar with the lay of the country and we were were soon lost. Not a star or a sign of the sun did we see for those five blessed days and as the horses soon gave out there was nothing for us to do but wander over the country hoping to strike some of the outfit. Doc and I soon parted company and on the fifth day the isun came out. I then struck for the spot where I thought the camp was last located and while tramping along was hailed by the boss and one of the boys who had set out to find us. Well, I had had nothing to eat since the first day we were lost and was rayenously hungry. The rest of the fellows put me on a systemat ic diet, however, and I suffered no ill effects from the experience. The next day they found Morgan in what was known as the Bar SS pasture. Ho was nearly starved and vowed that no one could preyent him from eating just what he wanted. The man stuffed food for two solid hours and then went to sleep. He was sick afterward and all that winter 'was compelled to remain under a physician’s care in Denver. It was a long time before his stomach got just right again. “Following our trail was Ike Pryor’s outfit (Ike’s a Kansas Cityan now) and I heard the chilly, damp weather played the mischief with •his herd. Before we got our stock •quartered we lost about 100 head, Just from the wetness. I doubt if (there has been a worse August in the walley since then. Right where La cnar is today, as near as I can re member, was A. R. Black’s pasture where he had his Cross A and Dia* mond X steers. Nearby was the Prairie company’s JJ and 90 ranch es. Lord, but I never dreamed that land would be worth $75 an acre Ttithin ao few years, but the miracle The Lamar Register THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY LEADING DRUGGISTS We are working earnestly, honestly, unceasingly to give you the best drug service it is possible to get anywhere in the west. PHYSICIANS PRESCRIPTIONS. TOOTH, HAIR AND NAIL BRUSHES. SPECTACLES AND EYE-CLASSES. STATIONERY. Of all things in this world where accuracy, care, The last ordor of tooth brushes which came Thin department has offered na aa much real In thin department aa in others, we are by far skill, honesty, integrity, experience and sound judg- • i * i 4 \ , ment must be employed, it is when a prescription is bo- iu last week, was without donut me largest order satisfaction as any department in our business. We tue largest purchasers in Lamar. relief 3 ou‘™ which he °J * *°T ** “ rn »">' -very inatrnment neceaaary to Anything new, we are the first ones to have from the medicine prescribed by the doctor, Lvery stylo of brush from a wee cbilds size to a measure the most minute defects of vision,and peo- it. No one can realize the terrible responsibility nc- large .» row, extra long bristle mao s brush. pie who know realize the necessity of taking no Tablets, with envelopes to match in endless rr 1 *1 f med[chnsTare 'SfiSSSb &3“t Our prices are very much lower than we chances when the eye is in question. variety. get what is needed and the disease gains headway. If a could possibly have sold the same goods two _ . _ , .... Box Papers Whitings', Crane’s and Hherr mistake is made no one knows what may result. IT lm- . Every pair Of glasses are fully gliaran- , pure drugs are use<l the doctor has no way in the world months ago. «__j . . , , . , . .. . er H of knowing whether his patent is getting what is needed teed Hnd wo 8tand rom, y to Huhstantiate our guar- H olioit vour business in everv kind of sta or not.- We have real imported bristle hair brushes at anteo at any time. Our reputation is built on the absolutely true, un- almost any price you can mention Jiistliikoa tionery, no matter how large, varying purity of our drugs and the skill and honesty * XT n , e m tp of our pharmacist. look at them. No Charge for Testing Eyes. Our prices always satisfactory. haH come to pass all right. Two years or ho after that I chanced to be in the valley again and there I found the young town of Lamar. I think there were a couple of dwelling**, a store and a saloon —not mnch, but enough to make it a town. Think of it-the country there is now cut up into small garden patches, while only twenty yearn ago this summer not only a herd of 4,00) cattle, but a couple of cowboys as well were lost for the greater part of a week.”— Drover’s Telegram. W. J. Stone, the Missouri senator, has announced that Cleveland is be neath his contempt. The bakiug powder, which the boodle investiga tion shows he has absorbed, eviient ly has raised Mr. Stone, at least in bis own estimation. Pulllna Beets by Machinery. A few years ago no one would have thought that a beet harvester would ever be a necessary part of the equipment of a farm. Today, however, beets are raised in such quantities that the matter of pulling and “topping” them is one tof no small moment. I note, from the records of the Patent Oflice, that quite recently a man has been allow ed a patent on a machine for pull ing and topping beets. This ma chine runs on four wheels, and strad dles the row. Between the wheels are two endless chains (something like large bicycle chains,) running on sprockets. Extending front to rear, they travel together at the mid die, while seperated at both ends. At the front end they are low down coming just above the body of the beet, so as to clasp the top between them. The chains are kept close to gether, most of their length, by side sprockets, so that, as they move back ward and upward, they carry the beet securely clutched between them. On the rear axle of the machine, be neath the path of the chain, is a box. As the beet is being carried over this it encounters a knife so suspended as to sever it from the top, when it fall into the box and the top continues onward until it is dropped behind the machine. It may be that several other machines have been invented for this purpose but this is the only one to come to my recent notice. Walter Rounce. Countv Notea [From the Holly Chieftain) Frank McGrath purchased the Carter drug stock at Amity on Mon day and will engage in business at that place. • . • Wallace Robinson, secretary and treasurer of the Holly Lumber Co., came down from Lamar Saturday to look after his interests here. Cora Strain, one of the owners in the Holly Grain company, was here Monday and Tuesday looking after the business of his company. .*« The glorious Fourth this year will be just an ordinary day for Holly people, unless they go some where else to find amusement and enter tainment. The matter was decided by the powers that be last night. No celebration, ho firing of guns, no ©spsnczjtx. NEwsrArEß or' pr;-2ters covittt LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. MAY 20, 1903. j unuHiial noise, everything quiet, peaceful and serene. • • . I From the Hull/ Sewn. I Kev. A. P. Vaughn, pastor of the ! Presbyterian church at Lainar, was a Holly visitor yesterday. Rev. j Vaughn was bookiug a lecture course to be given here next winter. They were given all over the state last winter in the larger towns and ar rungements are being made to ex tend the territory next winter. Empire Valley. The high winds are very trying on nerves and convenience. The huge reservoir proposition of F. H. Allison in late issues of the Las Animas ang Lamar papers is approved by many of the water right owners under the Fort Lyon Canal. But the water owners have a reser voir development matter of vast im portance and benefit, that of the de velopment of the King at a cost of not thore than 50 cents an acre on the 40,000 acres under the Fort Lyon system. You should do your spraying now although there will be but little fruit you protect that little, besides it enhauces the healthfulness of the tree and foliage aud lessens danger you will have from insect pests an other year. Don’t fail to spray fruit trees, shrubbery etc. Miss Dee Davis’ term of school at May Valley, drew to a close last Wednesday. It was a gala day to the patrons and friends, who tilled the school house to over llowing. j After a great spread of good things > to eat, including many gallons of ice cream, a splendid program was rendered, declamations, dialogues, flag and scarf? drills, the latter es pecially pleasing to the audience. After the exercises all went to see a game of base ball between the May Valley boys and the Big Bend club. The game was umpired in quite an impartial manner by C. W. Hestch ell, aud was rather a stiff one result ing in a score of 8 to 11 in favor of the visitors. Denning, the Lamar photographer, took a “shot” at the big crowd after dinner, aud now an excellent reproduction of the many people adorns the homes of the pa trons aud will come in as a reminder of this happy occasion. The Ford Bros, and G. A. Bishop I A ¥ NORTH MAIN ST. J. 11 AM. * LAMAR, COLO. Dinner and Tea Sets We are headquarters for the best Queensware, which we sell at less than you would pay for the same goods in Denver. Our stock is larger than all others in Lamar combined. Our expenses are light and we buy in large quantities, importing direct, so that we can give very close figures For instance; A full dinner set of too oieces, in the best hand Aap decorated ware, usually sells at $35, our price $£O a UU 60 piece set of English ware in beautiful designs, Aa Crt TJenver price $l2, we offer for only Cp«/aOU Other dinner and tea sets at $7. $7,50 and $8 that sell elsewhere at $lO, Sll and $l2. Come and see stock. All Kinds of Dishes & Glassware at the usual low prices took their cattle to the ration north of the Mo. Pacific railroad last week. L. Perdue has the roof and siding on hia new house just, south of the King reservoir. It is 28x28 and will add uiuch to his comfort and to the improvement of bis farm and com rnunity. The cultivation and thinning of beets begins this week. Taken as a whole the stand is good aud though the fields are crusted, some condi tions are favorable. Rio. FARMERS WILL HAVE PLENTY OF WATER. Cloudy Weather of Spring Prevents Melting of Snow. Lots of Water During the Summer. Not in inany years has the out look been better for a supply of ir rigating water for the farmers all over Colorado. "ho reason for this is the cloudy weather which has pre vailed over the mountain region for a greater extent this spring than usual. There have been many years when the total snowfall on the high ranges was greater than it was last | winter, but often when the moun tains have been covered with hard packed snow, warm dry winds have come along in April which have simply licked up the snow, evapor ating the water as fast us melting so that not even the storage reservoirs got any benefit. This spring the mountains have been blanketed in moist clouds more .than usual, and the snowbanks have been compacted without melting away On the Alpine tunnel line of the Colorado & Southern the snow is re ported to still lie in drifts 80 feet deep, while all ovei the higher mountains there is a thick coating, almost as hard an ice. The mountains at the head of the Poudre river are said to be equally well supplied, while the ranges that encircle the San Luis valley are white from base to summit. VV’hen the mountains are white into the middle of May, old timers say that there will be plenty of water in the rivers all summer long. Denver Republican. Stocknaen Clean your cattle of Mango and Lice by dipping. Our vat is now ready for public use. Price 10 cents for one dip or 15 cents for two dips. Mc.MIU.IN <fc SIIKRLOCK. Carlton, Colo DOUGLAS SHOES | | HANSEN’S OLOVES Shoes Shoes We have just received two large invoices of shoes of every kind — dress shoes, shoes for business, and shoes for all kinds of hard, rough wear. We have the larg est stock of men's and boys' shoes in eastern Colorado. Don’t Forget that we have also the largest and best line of clothing in this end of the state. Suits ranging in value from $8.50 to $2O. You are cordially invited to come in and take a look at them. J. M. JOHNSTON ...CLOTHIER AND FURNISHER... STETSON and STAR j SWEET, ORR & CO.’S HATS I PANTS SHOES Hats, caps, Overalls, shirts, underwear, and the Entire furnishing stock is Selling fast. A matter of a few weeks and we shall have diapoaed of almoat all these above good*. Our cut pricea are marvelotiH. This is oue chance in a tbouaand; do not ignore tbia notice. It moana dollara and cents to yon. Bny aayour neighbor buys; three and four paira at a time; you can get two pair of ahoea at almoat the price you have been paying for one. TRY US. YOUR GAIN; ©UR LOSS. i FRANZ BROS. \ 8 Pages NUMBER 49.