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VOLUME XIX. County Notes. [From the Granada Time*.] Under Sheriff Lynch whh in Gra nada Friday, on business connected with the sheriff's office The business done in Granada in 1904 by the Santa Fe is close to $50,000 —a gratifying increase over 1903. This ia a nice little sum for our station to pay over to the com pany, but we all helped some. • • • The selection of Walter Creek as deputy sheriff here shows the wis dom of Sheriff Thomas. Mr. Creek has taken active hold of the work aud it won’t be his fault if things are not done in the most approved style. • • . The Granada Melon Growers’ As sociation has contracted with Lyon & Coggins for this year, the contract being let at a meeting held h ere yes terday. The con tract calls for a 50c cash advance on standard crates and a 25-cent advance “combination” crates on account—until the entire valley is shipping 25 ears a day. • • • [From the Holly Chleftianl W. M. Wiley is in New York this week attending a meeting of the di rectors of the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet & Irrigated Land company. • *• F. W. Montgomery, laooh super intendent for the A. V.S. B. & I. L. Go., has rented the Dawes building in which he will keep a stock of flour, grain and feed. He will also handle coal as soon as he can secure right of way and build ooal sheds near the Santa Fe tracks. • •• Commander Miss Booth the new leader of the Salvation Army in the United States will be in Amity Feb ruary Bth and 9th, and the colonists will give a welcome meeting on the evening of the 9th at the school house. Everybody ia invited to this meeting and as all will be anxious to see the new Commander there will no doubt be an immense crowd there. For Larger Homesteads. A few days ago the boose commit tee on publio lands made a favors ble report on Congressman Brooks' bill to authorize the location and entry of homesteads of 640 acres in that part of Colorado east of the 105 meridian, so it is now probable that the massure will become a law. In general terms, the area affected in eludes all of that portion of the state lying east of a north and south line drawn through Denver and Colors do Springs. Under the present ant homestead law ho person may locate more than 160 acres of land, but the Brooks bill if enacted, will enable any one who is entitled to make homestead entries to looate as much as 640 acres. Any one who has already located 160 acres may take up 480 acres more, maxing a total of 640 acres. A great deal of the land in the eastern part of this state can never be brought under irrigation, while other parts of it may, in the course of a few years, be watered. It is valuable now only for grazing, and a tract of 160 acres is considered too small to be profitably devoted to this purpose. If lnrger homesteads are permitted it is believed that the set tlement of the lauds will ti»ke place more speedily and the interests of both the sett'er and the Government will be better served. Without doubt homesteads of 160 acres are fully large enough in parts of the country where farming can be carried on under normal condi tions, but the situation is different in the eastern part of Colorado. 'There it is stock grazing or nothing, :and the interests of the stockmen, 'which must be considered paramount demand larger homesteads. The effeot of the passage of the Brooks bill would be to build up eastern Colorado and increase the value of the live stock industry—results well worth striving for. —Colorado Springs Gazette. Colorado's Big Year. Thh influx of people seeking homes and tourists promises to be larger in all parts of Colorado in 1905 than in any previous year. The yeai following a presidential The Lamar Register We Want Your 1905 Drug Business We are equipped with the stock to handle almost any amount of business that can be brought to us Your medicines handled by expert and painstaking pharmacists We have worked hard for the reputation we have gained and we assure you there is no relaxation now. We solicit your patronage with the assurance that we can give you better service than you can get elsewhere. THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley. Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo. election has always been noted for an increase in those hunting for new locations, and the great prominence given Colorado's progress in all lines of business during the past few years is bound to bring a large por tion of them to this state. There will also be a larger number of tourists than usual and these dur ing their visit see most all portions of the state and going back home help to spread the reports of our great resources. There are many good reasons why the influx of visitors to this state next summer should exceed all prev ious records: Among the more po tent agencies in that respect being the meeting of the international con vention of the Society of Christian Endeavor and of the national en campment G. A. R., in Denver and of the very excellent work of the Colorado Promotion and Publicity committee during the past year. Last year the World's Fair at St. Louis proved a great detriment to the tourist travel in Colorado, but it will not be subjected to the same brndicap this year; in fact, the Lew is & Clarke exposition at Portland, Oregon, will be a help rather than a drawback, as many of the eastern visitors to the northwest next sum mer will stop off in this state on the homeward trip. Government Ownership a Menace. Probably the most significant ut terance in regard to the disturbances in Russia is reported from Germany, where Russia is better understood than it is anywhere else outside of Russia. The Berlin statesmen give it as their opinion that the present outbreak will not result in a revolu tion because it is not supported by the majority of the population. They add naively that it lacks the support of the majority of the peo ple because the government controls the telegraps and railroads, and they might have added that the govern ment controls the telegraphs and railroads because it owns them. This hint comes from Berlin, but we are not dependent on foreign sources for this information. We all know that Russia furnishes a toleiably good illustration of state socialism. So that the Russian outbreak has brought us face to face with this in structive fact, that the most corrupt and oppressive tyranny on the face of the earth is able to perpetuate it self by means of the government ownership of public utilities and could not exist a week without it. Russia would rise like one man and throw off the autocratic yoke if priv ate corporations and not the govern ment, owned and operated the tele graps and railroads. The same thing might happen m the freest and most enlightened oyFicuiij WE'oreP-s.P®* 6 or peotstees ccwnr LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 8, 1905. oountry on the globe by the adop tion of government ownership. If the state of Illinois owned these means of communication the gover nor of the state, if an unprincipled man, might re-elect himself indefi nitely. If the federal government owned them the president might de feat the will of the people in the same way. To interrupt travel and telegraphic communication would in terfere with the free agency of the people as effectually as to shut off their breath. It may be said that our rulers are too wise and patriotie, too pure and noble hearted too unselfish and phil anthropical to pervert the functions of government in this way but if they are all this we can only say that we ought to make them all hereditary autocrats, for monarchy is the best government imaginable if only the monarch is unfailingly wise and good. The naked truth is that our government officers are as ready to use their constitutional powers for personal aggrandizraent as the rulers in monarchical countries are. It is no secret that elections have been carried in this country by the aid of news-gathering agencies which not only had no government authority but did not own the tele graph lines. How much more pow erful would such an engine be in a political campaign if owned and controlled by government, not to speak of the control of the railroads at the same time. A great bugbear to some Ameri cans is our standing army. Some people really believe that it is in compatible with freedom, and yet those same*people will speak of gov ernment ownership or —what is the same thing—municipal ownership as progress, civilization and the reign of the “common people.”— Chicago Chronicle. Durum Wheat on the Plains. The experiment station of the State Agricultural college is trying to supply farmers in the eastern part of the state with sufficient seed of of the durum, or macaroni variety of wheat to put in crops during season. Farmers desiring to procure seed ahould correspond with Professor O. H. Olin of Fort Collins on the sub ject, who will inform them in regard to the terms under which the seed can be supplied. Numerous experiments in differ ent parts of the country have dem onstrated that this wheat has great drought resisting power and that hence it is better adapted than most other varieties for use in the arid and semi arid sections where irrigation is impracticable. Experiments have also shown that it may be used in making a good grade of floor, whioh refates the opinion once oommonly accepted that the macaroni varieties are of little value except for the manu facture of macaroni. If further tests demonstrate that this view is correct it should be practicable to produce a large quantity of durum wheat in a part of this state where farming has not been attended by great success. What Colorado and the other arid states lying in part east of the main range of the Rocky Mountains need is a variety of grain that will grow without irrigation, and it seems that this has, in a measure, been secured by means of the introduction of durum, or as it is more commonly called, macaroni wheat.—Denver. Prosperity Lane. Our weather is not of the best quality now times and I guess you all are aware of that fact. Mr. Tanner from the forks of Clay creek, is holding and feeding five or six hundred head of cattle on the Hasty farm, having bought feed of Mr. Siple. We are glad to note that Grand ma Turner is almost well again after quite a bad bell spell of sickness. The health of our people is ex ceptionally good considering the in clemency of the weather for the last two weeks. A fellow from somewhere in the east was “working” our farmers on the fine horse deal last week. He only asked the insignificant sum of $3600. for him snd the poor farmer could take just as big a “bite” as he pleased. We hope no one was fool ish enough to consider his proposi tion as his figures were entirely out of reason. It is all good enough for us to improve our stock but we must watch these big “grafts” or we will come out at last badly worsted. Mrs. I. J. Dowler spent a few days in Lamar visiting friends and relatives. Clem and Robert Thoman have been quite busy hauling feed to the Creage and Hankins sheep pens. Uncle Jimmy Rhodes is rather under the weather this week, not able to work much. Mr. Heckler and his sister who re side at Hackberry Springs, were vis itors at the Wright home last week. We are pleased to note the arriy al of a bouncing boy at the August North home. August is doing moderately well. A bright little heir blesses the Miller borne on the Strain farm. Grinding Isaac. Where is The West. An editoral in The World Today,, for February, auswers the above question thus: It would be easier to tell where is the east That is always toward the Atlantic. Boston is east to Clove land; Chicago is east to Colorado, and everything this side of the Cas cade mountains east to the Pacific coast. It almost amounts to this. The west is where a man is; the east is where be or his father came from. So it comes to pasH that the west has no fixed geographical limits like the south and New England. It is something more than a geographical term. Like Boston, it is a state of mind. There are mountains and rivers and oceaus within the limits of which this state of mind is pre eminently to be found, but it is to be recognized in other regions as well. You can tell a westerner as yon can tell a southerner, sometimes by his speech always by his attitude toward life. The west means Americans who are oontroled by certain ideas and motives. But American does not mean Anglo Saxon beyond the Alle ghenies. It is never strictly speak ing a matter of descent, but this is doubly true of that great region where blood aud ideas and habits of every peoplo under the sun are fas ing into a new race. Inevitably the west is cosmopolitan. With such an origin it could not be otherwise. Provincialism in any arrogant sense of the term you will not find outside of the thirteen original states of the union. On the prairies too many men have succeeded where ac cording to all precedent they ought to have failed, for any one to claim a proprietary right in omniscience. Lacking that, however convinced it may be of its own superiority, the west is toleraut and the westerner is at home everywhere? Second class Colonist rates to California —March 1 to May 15 and Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, 1905, in effect daily. Date $25, one way ticket also to all intermediate points en route via Albuquerque, El Paso, Deming or Ogden. Stop overs al lowed at all points intermediate to destination except Las Angeles and San Francisco. Second class Colonist rates to the Northwest, daily, March Ist May 15 and Sept 15 to Oct. 31, 1905. Rates, one way ticket to Pacific coast points, $25 aud from S2O to $23,58 to intermediate points. Stop overs may be had not to exceed 10 days. For further information call on agent at depot, Lamar. G. J. Garnik, Agt. “The eentrrl Life assurance Society of the United States'* is organized under the old line insurance laws of the State of lowa, and under these laws the most thorough state supervision is exercised and the greatest safety is guaranteed to policy holders. Call on or address, F. R. Mathews, Hist. Agt. Wanted —A position as cook with a years experience, or waiter with a years experience. Address John Gubler, La mar, Colo. ™ 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 thousandsof] 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 Feet Color Eyelets used exclusively 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. TD. El. COOPER Real Estate, Loan 63® Insurance Agent THE LAMAR LUMBER CO. Largest and Best Stock in the Valley of «at «ae v»e Luiiei. Palms, Oil am Glass ; WE WON’T BE UNDERSOLD. 8 Pages NUMBBH 85.