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VOLUME XIX. AOOESSION MU (,1,0%. County Notes. [From the Holly Chieftain | S. F. White has been confined to his room at the Holley hotel since bis return from Denver Wednesday morning.—[Denver seems to have a bad effect on all onr statesman.] • • • The largest orowd that ever gath ered in Holly on a similar occasion was present at the Christmas enter tainment Saturday night. Miss M. A. Billingslea, the efficient teacher of the primary department bad a splendid program arranged and it was well executed. All the children got their treat from Santa Claus and everybody enjoyed the evening. * * * The stockmen along Horse creek are arranging for a grand wolf roundup to take place on Friday, January Oth. The wolves and coy otes are said to be more numerous than ever this year and it is thought that if a large crowd will get out and take a hand in the roundup many of them can be captured. The meeting point will be 2$ miles north of the government lookout pole which is seven miles northeast of Holly, everybody to arrive there at one o’clock p. m. E. It. Steven son will lead the crowd from the sooth, H. S. Crittenden from Cool idge and Mr. Robison srom the north. It will be great sport and it is desired that everyone who can scare ap a horse and gun will be there. * * * [From the Granada Times.] G. W. Rowley, from Soldier, Kan sas, a son in J. B. Fryberger, one of our prominent North Side farmers, received his household goods, the first of the week, and will make this great country his future home. The “branch” of the alleged com mercial “college” which was started here by the slick Mr. and the pur suasive Mrs. D. D. Dodds, of various wiser towns of the valley, closed Friday last, for an indefinite period probably forever. There are many complaints because of alleged bud faith, and some are contemplating legal action, but nearly all have be come convinced that they were “up against a confidence game” and that the various promises made were to get the money of the parents and not to help their children. It was announced, last week, that all stu dents could come to Canon City and that the Doddses would pay their railroad fare and find them places to stay. This promise sounds good — like the others—but if we were a stu dent we would have to be “showed” before we bought a ticket and went to Canon City, expecting a refund of the fare or a place to stay or even a recognition of our Granada scholar ship. The Progress of the Sugar Beet In dustry. The growth of the eager beet in da.stry in Colorado has been one of marvelous proportions and so sue cessfal has been the cnltare of the beet here that Colorado will soon rank as the first sugar state in the anion. We have nine large factor ies with another in course of con struction besides three or four schemes undergoing incubation. While most of the capital necessary to pat these factories in operation came from outside sources, the move ment was set on foot through local effort put forth almost entirely by the business men of the various owns where the industry has obtain ed a foothold. In some places the citizens labored almost incessantly for three or four years before they succeeded in interesting capital in their enterprise but each venture proved such a marked success that the work of starting other factories has been rendered much easier. The introduction of so new, important and extensive an industry has had mark ed effect upon the communities where it has found lodgment and promises to still further revolution ice methods and ideas. The moral effect will be seen in an awakening as to the efficacy of concerted public effort, and effectiveness of systemat ic and businesslike methods. Its material effect is seen in the improv ment and unbuilding of the locali ties, the improved financial condi The Lamar Register tion of the people and the employ ment of better methods in agricul ture. The present year has been a reve lation in the culture of the beet and most marvelous progress has been made in certain localities where the importance of scientific culture has become fully understood. We have reports of thirty tons to the acre, which at $5 the ton and an expense of only S4O makes the growing of beets a very profitable business. The factories are showing a more liberal spirit toward growers and the con tentions this year are scarcely worth mentioning whereas heretofore it was generally a scrap from start to finish. The grand total output for the htate for 1004 reaches cant aggregate of 500,000 tons valu ed at $2,800,000. This fine crop means eighty million pounds of man ufactured sugar worth $4,000,000. The labor involved in the manufact ure of this sugar amounts to S7OO, 000 while the by products of the f ictories are worth half this amount. These factories have cost $8,000,000 arid are owned mostly by the sugar trust with a sprinkling of local in vestors at each town where the sugar mills are located. Surrounding each factory the area devoted to beets which are raised mostly through contracts with farm ers, varies from 4,000 to 0,000 acres while a few of the mills draw sup plies from other localities a hundred or more miles distant in which event even the freight is paid by the man ufacturing company. One of the greatest advantages accruing from sugar making iu this country is the impetus that has come to the feed ing business. Stockmen are realiz ing the value of beet pulp as an ad juuctive feed for sheep, beef cattle and dairy cows. Beet pulp is the sliced beets after the sugar has been extracted. The feeding value of one ton of pulp is equal to 400 pounds of hay. Cattle will eat 100 pounds of pulp and twenty pounds of hay each a day, thereby saving one half the amount of hay. The pulp is usually sold to the beet growers at thirty-five cents a ton and to others at fifty cents a ton. So great is the demand that the factories have diffi culty in providing patrons outside the beet growers whose wagons bringing in beets return to the farms loaded with fresh pulp wihich is en siloed until fed out. Fermentation rather improves its quality These feeding operations are necessarily productive of an increased amount of manure which is applied to the land to improve its fertility. The towns where the factories are located are Grand Junction, Rocky Ford, Sugar City, Loveland, Greeley, Eaton, Longmont, Fort Collins and Wind omcixii xTETxret’.s.x**!**.' • peotxtebs cottutt LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 4, 1005. desire to thank the public for the liberal patron age accorded us during the holidays. Our trade surpassed all former seasons, and if anyone left our store dissatisfied it was through no intentional act of ours. To one and all we extend the season’s greetings and wishes for a prosperous New Year. THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY POSTOPFICB BUILDING sor with a new one at Lamar, the machinery for which comes from the Oxnard faciory at Norrolk, Nebras ka.—Field and Farm. The Tall of the Blizzard. The superiority of Colorado cli mate over the eastern variety of weather is never seen to better ad vantage than when we are having what our people call, in all inno cence, “a bad storm.” For it is on such occasions, while the residents of the eastern Colora do plateau are deliberating the ques tion of whether it is worth while to hunt up last season's overshoes or to go to the expense of buying a pair of warm gloves, or changing from middle weight to heavy uuderwear for a few days, that our cousins and friends back in the Mississippi val ley or along the Atlantic coast are suffering the combined attacks of King Boreas and Jack Frost to ade gree that the fortunate residents of this land of sunshine find it difficult to realize. This is the actual situation this week, for while Colorado is shiver ing over a few inches of snow and a zero temperature that is modified not only by the dryness of the air, but even more by the well grounded oonviction that it will last only a few days at the most, from the eastern Colorado line clear to the Atlantic coast the blizzards are raging and all the terrors and discomforts of winter prevail. The ideal climate is cot one from which frost and snow are entirely absent, for such a climate leads in ovitably to lethargy and enervation. But the ideal climate is one where there is just enough cold and storm to stir the blood to healthful action and to make the prevailing fine weather the more agreeable byway of contrast. Such is the climate of Colorado, and the best variety of this best of all climates is to be found in Pueblo and its neighbors of the Arkansas valley.—Ex. Riches From the Farm. The haif-million dollar estate of the late Governor Eaton who died recently at Greeley, Colorado, em pbasices what may be done in this state by close application to the soil. Not that every farmer may expect to amass the estate which was ac cumulated by Governor Eaton. But his success is in large measure due to his foresight in securing large tracts of Colorado land and making them productive. He combined the attributes of a successful farmer and business man. He gpt the land and he knew how to handle it to make himself rich. He was by all odds at the time of his death the largest landowner ia Northern Colorado and was perhaps the wealthiest farmer in the state. Governor Eajton was a farmer for profit. He was not an ornamental agriculturalist who made his money in railways or stocks and then spent it on a farm. He made his money in the business of farming. Hence his career offers an inte resting and instructive example of two things; the profit to be made in Colorado agriculture and the advant age of \u« soil. Very few business men in this state carry ing stocks of goods from SIOO,OOO to $500,000 made as much net profit every year as Governor Eaton usually secured from his fields and farms in Northern Colorado. —Colorado Spgs. Telegraph. Melon Growers Enter Aggreement. Rocky Ford, Jan. 2.—An import ant meeting of the melon growers of the valley was held here today. W. M. Wiley was made chairman and W. B. Ebbert of Rooky Ford secre tary. The object of the meeting was to form a federation to include all the organizations of the valley. While not completely successful sixteen associations entered into a compact to demand 50 cash in ad vance for each crate of melons npon delivery and an additional payment when the melons are actually sold. Tne officers of the new association are: President, W. M. Wiley; vice president, J. E. Gauger; secretary, W. B. Ebbert; treasurer, Phil Erric son, Fred Biuz was elected to act with the officers as an executive board.—Pueblo Chieftain. No Need to Get Excited. In these days of loud talk and hysterics on the part of the demo cratic politicians there is no need for any republiern to get wrought up in the least. Foi eight years these same democrats have been busy stealing and enjoying honors and salaries which the majority of the voters had voted to republicans, and now because the pendulum is swing ing back a little they howl about overthrowing the constitution and will of the people. Did yon ever hear one of them howl when an office was stolen for him ? When Jndge Adair Wilson wrote the opinion nnder which the demo crats stole a seat in the Unites States Senate for Henry M. Teller he was rewarded by being nominat ed at their next convention foi jndge of the supreme court, and now be cause Judge Gabbait has reaffirmed that decision he is denounced as much as they dare under present conditions. You will notice that certain parties are becoming a little carefnl how they handle the supreme court now though. During the past eight years it has been the continuous practioe of dam ocrats to count out republicans elect ed to state, legislative, congression al, county and city offices without any regard to the size of the major ities, and the thieves who were known to be most aotive in the work were rewarded by the highest offices in the gift of the men who had ac cepted the stolen honors. No dem ocrat seemed too honorable to ac oept these bare faced thefts and en joy them, exoept John Shafroth and he only gave up when he was caught with the goods on. There are three classes who are doing the howling now. Men like Frank Adams, (brother of Alva,) Billy Green and others who did the actual work of stealing; then men like Senators Patterson and Teller and W. H, Adams (another brother) who hold high offices that were stol en; and then men like Alva Adams himself and C. S. Thomas and Chas. Hughes who have abetted and de | feuded the thieves. It was Alva Adams all will remember who sat with the three Mexicans in the leg ist at are two years age to see that they delivered the votes purchased in the interest of keeping the Bests stolsn to elect Senator Teller These are the men, with hands steeped in the grossest crimes, that are today making all this noise about some body trying to overthrow the will of the people. No family has been so deep in crimes against the ballot box in this state as the Adams fam ily, and no one need feel excited even if they should get a package handed them. At least two of the family have only kept ont of the penitentiary through political pall. It has beon the boast of these men for years that the election ma chinery of Denver alone was worth 15,000 votes to them and coaid be increased some on a pash. As the Adams plurality ou the face of the returns is less than 10,000 it is easy to see that it will never be known just who was elected, but the ohanc es are largely that Peabody hpd from 7,000 to 10,000 majority with out counting frauds by Billy Adams maohine in Cooejos. It is the hope of the Register that the investigation now started will be carried to eyery county in the least tainted with fiand and all election thieves whatever their politics be punished. Let onr election ma chinery be cleansed until the people feel that a cauvasa* of the votes sig nifies something, and then the pop ular sentiment will prevent any man from contesting after the votes are counted. Until this is done it is well for the democrats to at least learn that they have been playing with a two-edged sword. Open all the ballot boxes and punish the quilty is our platform. 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 42.50 Special Styles sOc extra Pact Color Eyelets aeetf axdaelvelv 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, ID. £C. COOPER Real Estate, Loan Insurance Agent- THE LAMAR LUMBER CO. Largest and Best St:'* in the Valley of Lumfier, Palms, Oil and Glass WE WON’T BE DNPERSOLP. 8 Pages MDBBH SO.