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VOLUME XIX County Notes. [From the Holly Chieftain| A threshing machine belonging to Ole Woge burned np Wednes day night at Mr. Shaw’s plaje iu Amityville. ' E. M. Cram, who has conducted the Amity blackamity shop for sev eral years, will leave that place shortly. He goes to northern Ne braska to take charge of a COOTacre farm owned by his aged father in law. • • • Geo. H. Thomas of Amity, who was elected sheriff at the recent •lection, is visiting his mother in Chicago and on his return will take in the World’s Fair. He is expect ed home the last of the week. Civil Engineer Antoine Jacobs baa been making surveys at Amity the past week for drainage ditches. The people of Amity recognize the importance of draining their land and a large amount of tiling will be pat in there this winter. **. Marshal Atkin has been energetic ally ronnding up the owners of dogs, daring the past week, and reqnest ing them to dig ap $2.00 or $3 00 as the case may be. Two dollars seems like a big price to pay for the privilege of keeping a dog, but if he is a good watch dog he is worth the money —at the present price of coal. • • • [From the Granada Times. J What promised to be a lively af fair, Monday, was tinally quietly set tied and all concerned became happy. A couple of boys arrived in town with a covered wagon and a couple of elderly women, all on their way west. A message caused Deputy Sheriff House to arrest the boys and hold them before Justice Hale. Later in the day, two men arrived who claimed to be the husbands of the women. The women preferred the boys’ company, but the men had the best of the argument and, after settling the (osts, turned the boys loose, took the team, wagon and women and started east. The boys left town afoot and seemed glad to be free. Two More Sugar Factories. The fact that two more sugar fac tories will be built within the next twelve months in this state shows that capitalists do not think that Ooloiaio’s sugar industry has reach ed the maximum of its growth. One of these factories will be erected by the association of Colora do and eastern capitalists who al ready have built six factories in the northern part of the state, and it is probable it will be built in Sterling. The agricultural development of the part of the Platte Valley tributary to Sterling has been so great that it has become evident that a sugar factory can be maintained at that place, and the evident desire of the people of Sterling to secure the plant combined with the prospect of business success has induced these capitalists to embark upon the enter prise. The other factory will bo erected at Lamar. It has been under con temptation for some time, and its erection was practically determined upon several months ago. It will draw its supply of beets from the Arkansas Valley and help till up the quota of sugar factories to which it may be said that part of the state is entitled. How many factories Colorado can support depends both upon the mar ket to be supplied and the area of available land. Tho limits of the market are practically determined by the sugar trust, itself the chief owner of the Colorado factories, which can let Colorado sugar be sold throughout a larger or smaller area according to its pleasure. It is probable that these limits Will be made extem-ive enough to ab sorb all rhe sugar that it may be practicable to produce in this state. What this is can hardly be determ ined except by experiment. It de pends upon the profits of the sugar beet crop to the farmers, especially considered in relation to other crops, and also upon the amount of land that can be irrigated. —Denver Re publican. The Lamar Register mm ma SMS A 0 V A W 9 Kick, and there’s trouble brewing; ■ V _ll U A nil Y Whistle, and Is gay. Knock, and you go alone, I I I And the world’s in tune, like a day In For the cheerful grin will let you in Av 41 ® ® ® ® ® June, Where the knocker is unknown. Every Article In Our Holiday Stock is Designed to Make Somebody Happy And the clouds all melt away. •as t A MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS w wa«“ Beautiful China Staghorn Leather Goods Perfume, Candies, Books—Bibles Every piece signed by artist NOVeltieS Always in style; always durable StatlOnerV In this department we believe No question about quality. Wc haye these KOods jn endless and genteel. * e ““ '? >° U that “ Wi “ Japanese ireal Satsumal varietv We have more leather g.'ods of We handle the Highest Grades pa £, y< ! U to buy bere ’ real value than all the rest in of Perfumes, in bulk or in fine . have all the new books, and Elite (Limoges) Toilet sets, L packages. In b,b “7= , are certa,n that we manicure sets lra H B are in the lead. Royal Vienna. Hat Brushes Automobile bags OuP Candies are Always the fmlrinnlo * Afr-h Haviland. fnk Stands -Peggy of Paris” bags Best. Our .epuution in this de- CrOklOOle & ArCH- Bavarlan Smokers’sets ZZSZZ'Z'SSL partment speaks for ttself. arehU Boards Cigar and Tobacco Jars Pocketbooks lor ladles Our orices on these Highgrade Infant sets Pocketbooks lor gentlemen We handle Whitings. Cranes Our stock was purchased direct J . nrnhibitive—ill fact Childs sets, etc., etc. Collar and Cuff boxes and Berlin stationery.—The very from Ludington, Michigan, and goods are not protlioitive— lll tact ... , _ , .. . , we can sell these boards at a lass we have been complimented on The beauty of Staghorn is that Music Rolls best c ass o goo s that can be figure than they have ever been their reasonableness. it is practically indestructible. Albums, etc., etc. sold, bought for before. GIVEN FREE UP-TO-DATE E DRUa CO. A DIAMOND RINO WORTH $5O and a VICTOR TALKING MACHINE. Postoffice Building Ask for Particulars ... Political Advertising, During the campaign nervous re publicans were accustomed to say: “Cortelyou is a light weight. He doesn’t know where he is at. Oh, for Hanna.” Results have proven that Mr Cortelyou not only knew where he was at but he was up to date. There was general apathy. Peo ple would not talk politics, and it was difficult to get them to attend political meetings. Cortelyou knew t l iey were reading the newspapers and magazines and he began adver tising Special, well written articles occupying pages and double pages in the magazines and selected news papers were used. In fact, it is an open secret that this advertising was the largest item in the bill of expense. These advertisements were adroitly written. Roosevelt was ex ploited. There was very little about politics. Sketches and extracts from the President’s speeches and books were used. Cortelyou well under stood that while the American peo ple like principles they like them best when embodied in a man. The man Roosevelt was the theme. Res alts justified the expenditure for advertising. In these days of large newspaper and magazine circu lation there is only one way to get publicity and that is to buy space. Its judicious use will work wonders. Kansas City World. SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY. Development of American Crown Seed Provina Excellent—Fer tilizers and Epidemics. Washington, Dec. I. In his an nual report, Secretary of Agricult ure James Wilson dwells on the vast crops of the nation. Of the sngar beet industry, the secretary Bays: ‘•The development of the sugar beet industry continues satisfactory. The bureau of plant industry is mak ing an effort to improve the condi tions affecting this crop in the mat ter of providing better seed, en couraging the use of fertilizers are likely to do good, studying the diseases with a view to discovering remedies for them, securing improv ments in the matter of seed by the production of beets which will give seed of a single ball or germ, ect. A little more than two years ago the department again took up the work of establishing sngar beet seed colt ure in the United States, and since that time work has been going on in four representative sections of this country. Strains of pedigreed seed are being established in New York, Michigan, Utah and Washington state, while in Utah aud Washing ton the industry is already assuming commercial importance. oppicialj or naoixrxsxac cc xrxTTir LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 7. 1904. “In California also r>eed is being produced for local use. In Wash ington state 80,000 pounds of seed were produced iu 1904, in Utah about 32,000 pounds, aud in Cali fornia about 50,000 pounds —a total of 102,000 pounds. As rapidly as the department can bring home to all the t-ugar beet factories the con victiou that American grown seed is as good and often better than the imported, these quantities will be in creased, and it is a question of but a few years when the entire 5,000 , 000 pounds used in the United States will be produced at home. “As to the qnality, American grown seed has produced beets test ing as high as 24 per cent of sugar, while the average percentage in all beets tested from American grown seed during 1903 was 15.8 per cent The average percentage of sugar in all beets grown in the United Stages, as shown by the factory returns of their total extractions, is a little over 11 per cent. It will be remembered too, that the American seed has the benefit of only two years of careful selection. The woik of establishing a pedigreed strain is slow, and years are required for the completion of such an undertaking; but the work is so far along that its success may be considered assured. “In the fertilizer work efforts have been made to determine the effect of different fertilizers on tonnage aud sugar content, and also their influ ence on various diseases. Investi gations along this lino were under taken in six sugar-beet states, seven brands of complete fertilizers being used, and in addition some separate I experiments with the various ingred ients used by themselves woro made The preliminary reports which have been received indicate that in many cases the effect of the fertilizers could be seen from the time of the germination of the beets. In a few cases the lines separating the fertil ized from the unfertilized plots could be seen even at the beginning of the harvest. A recent report from One of the experiments states that in his work with nitrate of soda the beets from the untreated plots were worth S 5 20 per ton and yielded $54 35 worth of beets per acre On the adjacent plot, where 300 pounds of nitrate of soda were applied at the time of planting, the beets were woith $5 30 per ton and yielded $74 57, a difference of $20.23 per aero in favor of the fertilization. The untreated beets tested 14 1 pei cent sugar, while those fertilized tested 14 4 per cent. “The serious epidemics which have affectod the sugar beet, like the leaf spot disease of the East and the curly top of the West, have been investigated. Experiments on a large scale iu different sections of the Eastern beet area have shown that the leaf spot may be readily controlled by the application of Bor deaux mixture. This remedy has now come into general use. “In my last report attention was called to the efforts being made in the matter of developing sugar-beet seeds with single -germs. The sin gle-germ seed would do much to di muiish the labor of thinning. The burea work in this field has been very satisfactory. Although the work has been running for only two seasons, decided progress has been made, and the single-germ seeds that have been seleoted have been found much more vigorous than the multiple germ balls. The selected strains grown this year show a decided tendency to the production of a larger number of single-germ balls than the parent beet from which the selection was started, the average being abont 20 per cent. In one case, over 3,000 single seed balls were found on one beet. The work this year has been conducted in Utah and other sec tions where tho sugar beet is at its best, and indicates that ultimately we shall in all probability be suc cessful in the production of a beet having the desirable quality of pro dneiug a nail with only a single germ, that will substantially save baud thinning and avoid much ex pense in growing.” The secretary states that the work of planting on forest reserves in Col orado and other Western states is in progress. Colorado Is on Top. One of the most gratifyiug feat area of the present sugar beet har vest in Colorado is the fact which has been demonstrated by the re turns that the fertility of Colorado soil excells that of any other section of the country for the raising of the sngar beet. In Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Miohigan, Minnesata, Utah, Nevada and California the average yield runs from fifteen to twenty three tons to the acre, with twenty seven tons as a maximxm yield, while the average yield in Colorado runs in the twenties with a maximum yield of tbirty-six tons to the acre. M Wiedenheimer of Ames, Neb., had a yield of twenty one tons to the acre. Frank Clark of Vernon, Mich, harvested only twenty tons to the acre. Charles Freitag of Hastiugs, Minn., got twenty tons to the acre. John P. Holmgren of Bear River, Utah, got twenty seven tons per acre, Fred Baesteu of Greenleaf, Wis., harvested twenty five tons to the acre. While M. Matheson and I Herman Bauer of Wisconsin raised fifteen and twenty-five tous res pec tively to the acre. On the other hand P. E. Van Den burg over at R ocky Ford, this state, harvested thirty tons to the acre, averaging a grosß income per acre of $l5O on laud for which only three years ago he paid $75 an acre. This is not an exceptional case for R. O McLean in the same district aver aged twenty nine to the acre. li. P. Davie of Grand Junction, at the other end of the state, got thirty six tons to au acre of ground. Arthur Williams of Fort Collins got twenty three tons per acre. John Childress of Berthoud had nineteen acres which averaged twenty-three tons to the acre. Aud there are probably many other large yields of which we have not heard. This showing should stimulate the beet growers of Colorado to greater achievements. In no other agricultural district is the United States can the fruits of the soil be coined into money at the same rate as that which obtains in the great and glorious state of Colorado.— Greeley Sun. MAY SETTLE IT. Arkansas Rlvsr Water May be Reg ulated. The United States government is likely to take a hand iu the famous Arkansas river interstate dispute, and settle matters in a fashion which will leave no room for complaint by either Colorado or Kansas. A plan has been formed by Uncle Sam to investigate thoroughly the possibil ities of the river, aud to so regulate the flow, by means of storage reser voirs and otherwise, that both states shall at all times have au equal aud sufficient supply of water for iiriga tiou purposes. In pursuance of this plan* Prof. El wood Mead, who has charge of the government irrigation and drainage work, and who who was in Colorado last summer on a similar errand, left Washington yesterday for Den ver. He will spend several weeks in Colorado in attendance at the hear ings of the water snit and in perfect ing tbe government’s irrigation plans for this state. His investigation will include not only the Arkansas river, but also other irrigation and drainage problems which now con front the Colorado farmer. The hearing in the Kansas-Colo rado case will be resumed Dec. 7 in Denver and A. R. Campbell, the as sistant attorney for the interior de partment, who represents the govern ment in the suit, is also now on his way to Denver. State Engineer Carpenter will probably be the first to go on the stand, as he is wanted for an exten sive cross and also re-direct examin ations. —Denver Post. Epoch-Making SHOE If you condense the last ten years into paragraphs describing woman’s progress, one of these would be “Queen Quality Shoes.” They are worn today by thousands of women who find in them the Exact Duplicate of a Custom-Built Shoe,— the same materials, fit and style, only at less cost. The best expert cannot tell the difference. To all appearances it is a custom shoe to ordered measurements. Try it once Boots $3.00 Oxfords $2.50 Special Styles 50c extra Past Color Eyelets used exclusively Christmas Candies We have an exceptionally fine assortment of Xmas Candies and Nuts. Xmas Tree committees are invited to inspect our goods and prices before buying. It will pay you Our Queensware Department Is complete and up-to-date. You can find just what you were looking for. Come and see for yourself. Our Prices Are Right CHURCH BROS. 3D. E3. COOPER Real Estate, Loan Insurance Agent THE LAMAR LUMBER CO. Largest and Best Stock in the Valley of oc <je uihsi, Paimsji and Mass WE WON’T BE UNDERSOLD. 8 Pages NUMBEB 26.