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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
• • •
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
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
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
The Lamar Register
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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.
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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.
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
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.
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
“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
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.
Arkansas Rlvsr Water May be Reg
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.
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describing woman’s progress, one of these would be
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custom shoe to ordered measurements. Try it once
Boots $3.00 Oxfords $2.50
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inspect our goods and prices before buying. It will pay you
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