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VOLUME XIX. County Notes. [From the Holly Chieftain I H. P. HorNt haw resigned bin posi tion as station agent here and will go to a point on the Oklahoma di vision of the Santa Fe. Herman has been at this station twelve years and has many friends who are sorry to see him leave. They all wish him the beet of success, in his new loca tion, however. • * • R. F. Heady, of Champion, Ne braska, has been visitiug bis sister and brother in law, Mr. aud Mrs. A. W. Baker, seven miles northwest of town, for the past two weeks. Mr. Heady is a man of considerable means and as he thinks this country beats Nebraska he has concluded to make some investments and estab lish his borne here. • • • A telegram received by Mrs. Ar thur Jones last Friday morning an nounced the death of C. J. Watson, at Alva, O. T., the uight before. Mr. Watson lived in this vioinity many years. He went to eastern Kansas several years ago whero he took up the law practice but his health failed and about a year ago he came back to Holly hoping that his health would improve. He went in Octo ber to live with his father. He was a good lawyer and has many friends among the old timers of Prowers county, who will regret to learn of his death. • • • f From the (irnuada Time*.) W. J. Milsap, of Lamar, was a Granada visitor, Monday. Verne Robinson and Wm. Clark have been down from Lamar, the past week putting up three wind mills and a gasoline pumping plant for W. J. Wilson, on tie Manvel ranch. * * * Frank Keairns, secretary and man ager of The Granada Melon Grow ers* Association, attended the meet ing of the delegates from the various melon grower■>’ atsociatious at Rocky Ford, Satmday, as a delete e He reports that a federation will be formed in the valley and that the melon shipping business will be put on a business basis next year 12,000 Tons of Sweetness. The American Beet Sugar Co. will this campaign work up the product of 10,000 acres which it is estimat ed will produce 120,000 tons of beets. For these beets the company will distribute $600,000 among our grow era. If the resulting granulated sugar shall be ten per cent of the tonnage Arkansas valley soil will have added 24,000,000 pounds of sugar to the world’s supply.- Rocky Ford Enterprise. Why Kansas Goes "Dry.” A traveling man who drove acrops the country to a little town in west ern Kansas the other day met a farm sr hauling a wagonload of water. “Where do you get water?” he asked. “Up the road about seven miles,” the farmer replied. “And you haul water seven miles for your family and stock?” “Yep.” “Why in the name of sense don’t you dig a well ?” asked the traveler. “Because it is just as far one way as the other, stranger.”—Denver Re publican. Colorado Loads. The time is not far distant when the major portion of the beet sugar produced in the United States will be made in Colorado. Already there are nine big factories and refineries in operation in the state and a tenth will be built at Lamar the coming year. There may be factories built - next year also at Sterling and Fort Morgan, making twelve that may be producing beet sugar one year from now. The reason why so many fac* tories will be built in Colorado is that the soil, sunshine and irrigation are the three main things that en able the growers to produce beets which yield more to the acre and are rioher in sugar content than can be grown in any other state east of the Rocky mountains. That is why Col orado is bound to lead all of its sis ter states in the production of beet sugar. —Fort Collins Curier. The Lamar Register m mmw a mm mm A MA V 9 Kick, there’s trouble brewing; the smiles B B|* MB B|* 1J g\ BD B B Whistle, end life Is gay. Knock, and you go alone; ■■ B g g fl f B And the world's In tune, like a day in For the cheerful grin will let you in Aiv A Aw ® A ® ® ® ® June, Where the knocker is unknown. Every Article in Our Holiday Stock is Designed to Make Somebody Happy And the clouds all melt away. •aar- A MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS Beautiful China Staghorn Leather Goods Perfume, Candies, Books Bibles Every piece signed by artist NOVeItICS Always in style; always durable Stationery In ‘ this dc P artment * e beli,v ' XT u r I•, n *nl**l C»IUUWIIVI J we can p rovc to y OU it Will No question about quality. We have these goods in endless and genteel. pay you to buy here Japanese, (real Satsuma) variety. We have more lea,her B- ods of , W ' handle the ‘ ll f. h ' st GradeS We have all the new books and PII, ,I moves, Toilet sets !«' value tha " «" the rest “ of * rfumeS ’ ,n bulk ° r ‘ n in bfb.es we are cerUin thit we Elite (Limoges) n.„,cure sets Lamar ' package,. are in the lead . Royal Vienna, Hat Brushes Automobile bags our Candies are Always the Cfie Art’ll. Haviland, founds ’’Peggy of Pari.” bag. Best. Our teputation in this de- ' WOKHIOIeCC ATCII Bavarian Smokers' sets Pocketbooks tor girls partment speaks for itself. arena Boards Bavarian cigar and Tobacco Jars Pocketbooks for ladles . ... , , „. . . Infant sets Pocketbooks for gentlemen We handle Whitings, Cranes Our stock was purchased direct Our prices on these Highßrade Btfant se s * stationery.-The very *«>" Ludington. Michigan, and goods are not prohibitive —in fact w —7 . we can sell these boards at a less we have been complimented on The beauty of Staghorn is that Mu»ic Rolls best class of goods that can be figure than they have ever been their reasonableness. it is practically indestructible. Album*, etc., etc. sold, bought for before. niunu iuamv rnrr I ...the... flltt UP-TO-DATE DRUG CO. A DIAMOND RING WORTH $5O and a VICTOR TALKING MACHINE. Postoffice Building Ask for Particulars BIG PROFITS. Beet Raisers of Northern Colorado Well Pleased but Preparing to Make Their Income C ow Still Larger. The farmers in the Fort Collins district after growing sugar beets for several years, have decided that the industry is no longer an experi ment, and that under the one, two and three year contracts now being signed between the factories and the growers there is an opportunity to make more money in beet culture than in any other crop grown here. Potatoes and onions on occasional years, when the market is high, will surpass the sugar beet in profit giv ing, but the fiact that a crop can be sold at a good price three years be fore it is grown saves a great deal of worry every year over the uncer tainty of markets. The fact that adjoining fields of beets, eqnally rich in fertility and water supply, varied in yield from five to ten tons per acres has caused the growers to seriously consider the question of proper culture of beets, and radical changes in farm manage ment will be instituted next spring. Heretofore it has been the custom to pay the Russians $7 per acre for bunching and thinning beets, $4 per acre for hoeing, and at the end of the season $7 per acre for pulling and topping. The Benson for work in the beet fields is but a few weeks, and many of the Russians and their families are naturally anxious to make all the money they can during that time, working in the fields eighteen hours a day. A yield of ten tons per acre suits the so much per acre laborer a great deal better than a twenty-ton crop, for the sim pie reason that more acres can be harvested in less time on the poor yielding fields. This system practi cally puts a premium on cultivating a field so that it will result in a loss to the owner, instead of the profit to which he is entitled. If the plan now being considered is decided np on, a great cn operative system will bo inaugurated in northern Colorado, affecting several thousand men, women and children. The plan is yet in the rough, but will be on the following order. Where a crop yields fifteen tons per acre or less the farmer will allow his laborers S2O; seventeen tons per acre, $22; twenty tons at $22,50, and all above that a premitm of 60 cents per ton will be allowed. Under it everyone connected with the growing crop is interested in making it return the greatest tonnage that the soil and water supply will permit. The optimistic farmers believe that by planting well selected home grown beet seed on the choice acres of the farms, and co operative culti OFriCIXL iTETXTSI*JS.y**fc OF FItOUTERe COITNTT LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 21, 1904. vatiou that the average yield of fif teen tons this year can be increased to twenty tons per acre, a matter of an additional profit of $25. This theory is app r mtly sustained by the experiments being conducted at the Agricultural college, where thirty beet tracts are under test. One plot of ground planted with selected home grown seed, yielded at the rate ot-fovty tons per acre. Many of the farmers are prepar ng to grow their own beet seed next campaign. In stead of paying 15 cents per pound for seed grown in Germany, costing them $2.25 per acre for seeding, they will let a small plot of the best beets go to seed and flail them out. The beet plant is very prolific in yielding seed, one sixth of an acre furnishing plenty of seed for a thirty acre field. In addition to saving the farmer about S6O, he will secure strongei seed —Denver News. For Honest Elections. The effect of the investigations i into the election frauds to determine the result of the late election is of far less importance than its influence upon future elections and the con-; duct of men connected with them. There is no occasion for uervons ness or anxiety in regard to the claims of candiJates honestly and ' legitimately elected. No democrat shonld hesitate on that score to as sist in exposing the frauds and bring ■ ing to justice the men who commit , ted them. There is no intention to • do any one an injustice. Any can i didate, whether democrat or ropub r lican, who can show that he was hon estly elected will be entitled to the ■ full protection of tho law and of every public official. But the elec i tion judges, clerks and others who • stuffed ballot boxes, coanted repub lican ballots for democrats, and per ; mitted or practiced repeating, de i serves to be and should be punished i to the fall extent of the law. Election frauds have been com mitted with a high hand largely be cause of the immunity from punish ment election criminals have enjoyed. If the men who committed the frauds of two years ago had been punished as they deserved to be, there would have been little if any fraud in the late election. Unless those who it may be possible to show were guilty this time are puoished, they and others will be convinced that there is nothing in the demand for bones elections and that they can go on committing their crimes election after election with no fear of being called to account for what they may do. i The supreme court has done more than all other agencies in the last i live or six years to purify elections in this city* and convince the agents of the Big Mitt and other election criminals that there is a power in this state to bring to justice those who violate the election laws. All good oitizens, regardless of their political affiliations, are inte rested in this matter. The preoed ent established by the supreme court can be relied ng>on in future elections to punish those who commit frauds, whotker they belong to one party or to another. Bnt if the law in this instance is strictly enforced and all crimes are ferreted oat, few men will have the temerity in the future to do what at the late election cer tain men connected with the demo cratic party did. To insure parity of elections in this instance is-a matter in which the entire community is interested. Democrats as well as republicans should help. This is the great end to be aimed at and, if possible, achieved.—Denver Republican. Remarkable Voting. The popular vote which has just been cast up for the recent election shows some rather temarkable fig ures. Not only did Roosevelt receive a record breaking plurality over Par ker but he got it with half a_million less total votes cast than in the elec tion of 1900. . And possibly one reason why Wil liam J. Bryan’s smile is a little more expansive then ever is the fact that he polled in 1900 1,200,000 more votes than Parker did. The figures are interesting and are practically correct as given here with : 1900 1904 Total vote ca*t. all ticket*.. 12,969.052 13.512810 Bxceea 4W.2X3 The total vote was divided between the various party tickets as follows in S Remember the LITTLE DUTCH JEWELER ‘ with his newly selected stock of ELEGANT HOLIDAY GIFTS Well selected Presents in Jewelry and Novelties for Ladies and Gentlemen at* Myers Drug Store H. GERSTENLAUER the two elections: 1900 190* Republican 7,219.111 7.820.561 Democratic 7.237.144 5.U94.W1 Prohibition WS.IK7 248.411 Socialist 99,612 *92,857 Soo-Labor 22.413 22.519 Popnlut 61 6*3 124.281 Total vote 12,969.053 12.312.220 Kepabiican over democrat 861,967 2.526,470 It will be observed that Roosevelt bad 401,450 more votes than Mc- Kinley had in 1900, while Parker falls 1,293,053 votes behind Bryan. It therefore becomes more and more patent that the country was settled in its mind upon two things. It did not want Parker and it did want Roosevelt. —Colorado Springs Telegraph. The Home Going Time. The Christmas Holidays are the favorite time for family reunion, when the children, scattered widly, gather under the home roof-tree for jolity and thanksgiving. Ap preciating this fact, the Santa Fe has made unusually liberal holiday rates this year. One fare for the Round trip to all points on the system regardless of distance. Tickets will be on sale December 24, 25, 26 aud 31 and Janaary 1 and 2, good returning un til Jan. 4, thus allowing a ten days visit. Make that visit to the old folks NOW. For further particulars call on or address G. J. Garvin, Santa Fe Agt. Lamar, Colo. There is nothing more appropriate for a Christmas present than a mue photo graph. Come early and avoid the rush. Curfew Notice. Beginning Dec. 15th the fire alarm whistle will each evening at 8 o’clock blow a single blast as a curfew notice. By order of the Town Council. C. W. Hkatok. Clk. 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 Fast 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 Hre Right CHURCH BROS. 8 Pages NUSBEB 28.