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VOLUME XIX. County Notes. [From the Granada Times.) The “show” at the Town Hall, last week, was a dandy—for the manip ulators. • • • Mrs. J. S. Keairns went to Lamar yesterday, for a visit with her daugh ter, Mrs. J. L. Hutchins. • • • Mr. and Mrs. Bruner Hoyt and children, from Avery, Oklahoma, are here to remain permanently. Mr. Hoyt is a brother of Al. Hoyt of the firm of Hoyt and Fox, and has look ed our country over thoroughly be fore deciding to abahdon Oklahoma for peerless Colorado. We welcome our new citizens; it is useless to wish prosperity for that comes to all who seek it in Colorado. • • • [From the Holly Chieftian) Henry Bailey, a cattleman living northeast of Coolidge, had an arm dislocated by a fall from his horse Wednesday of last week. • * * M. M. Leffingwell and W. R. Wright bought the stock of confec tionery of Mrs. A. L. Johnson and took charge Monday. They have rented the old bank building and are moving their stock into it, where they will continue the business. • • • *’Kid” Baxter, who went west last week to look for a suitable location for himself and family, was heard from the first of the week. He is in Goldfield, Colo., and has secured a good position as watchman in a large sampler aud will receive a salary of ninety dollars per month. He likes the location fine and will have his family join him soon. J. U. Smith, who went to Goldfield from here about a year ago, has the position as foreman in the same mill with Bax ter. Both are well known in Holly jmd vicinity and their many friends will be pleased to know of their prosperity. One Opponent of a Good Bill. It appears that one of the chief opponents of Congressman Brooks’ homestead bill, to aid in the settle ment of eastern Cororado, is George H. Maxwell, who has succeeded in impressing his views upon one or more congressmen. Maxwell is the man who admitted receiving about $50,000 from various railway corporations, ostensibly for the purpose of favoring irrigation through a magazine which he pub lishes. He is commonly believed to be in the pay of railway companies, as an agent for the sale of their lands. At any rate he is an active oppon ent of the sale by the government of any more of its lands under the homestead act, and it is clear that if he carried his point with the con gressmen the prospectiye home seekers would be obliged to buy land of the railway land companies which have been given laige grants which thqy are anxious to get rid of. We do not believe that Mr. Max well is entirely unbiased in the mat ter and congress has shown wisdom in the past in refusing to listen to him. It is to be hoped that Con* gressman Brooks’ bill will be passed at thia session, as it will undoubted ly be very beneficial in the settle ment of eastern Colorado. —Colora- do Springs Telegraph. Grinding On. Once more it seems worth while to call attention to the remarkable re vival of justice in the city of Denver as shown by the conviction of elec tion thieves. On Wednesday, the notorious “Billy” Green, long known as the ruler of a section of the city, and one of the most blatant and arro ant offenders of them all, against the suffrage, has decided to plead guilty and take his sentence of 00 days in jail. Judge Johnson told him that he deserved more, which he undoubt edly did, but that he would give him a chance to assert his manhood and become a useful citizen. After all, it is not so much the size of the sentence, especially at this, the first offense upon which conviction has been secured, but it is the fapt that the men have been fouud guilty and actually made to 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. suffer for their crimes. The moral effect of these convic tions is bound to be great for it will deter many criminally inclined per sons to refrain from either stuffing the boxeH or repeating. Incidently, it demonstrates what can be done by an honest determination to bring thieves to justice when a district judge aud a district attorney serious ly and conscientiously get about their work.—Ex. The Leaders of His Era. Ninety six years ago today Abra bnm Lincoln was born. His great est monument is not in granite, but in his share of what was done topre served the American Union. All that this nation represents today as unit among enlightened countries is due to the mastery of the crisis that came upon it in the form of a terrible war and shook it to the foundations. Above everything, Lincoln’s work was to save the government from dis rnption, and that alone could enable it to fulfill the destiny that it pur sues today while the world looks on and wonders at its advancement. Lincoln would have stood by the Union even if slavory survived, though he realized with clear vision the evils of that system, now happily under the ban wherever there is civ ilization. As far as the United States is a beacon light among the races of men, a model that may, by example, lift them all, the fact is due to the guiding strength of Lincoln through a long period of vital dang er. Whatever this nation may be come, the image of Lincoln at the helm through the awful time of civil strife roust ever remain in the fore ground, and as the country moves onward, one and indivisible, its name and his fame must necessarily be linked together. There are many points of view from which the character of Lincoln may be profitably studied. His sim pie, innate honesty was one of his towering elements of strengh. His life was an embodiment of the gold en rule regulated by the genius of common sense. He was, within due bounds, a man of sentiment, but his kindly feeling and sympathy were subordinated to judgment. He was not a sentimentalist. All through bis life his chosen place was among the ranks of his fellow creatures, and he sought nothing for himself that he did not freely offer to them. The government of the people, by the people, for the people, was always a living fact to him. With all hia high qualities, he planned no ambi tions niche, no lion’s portion for him self. What a free government rep resented to others was good enough for him, and if he had more freedom than another he sought to bring the qk’ I <—!T Ht. UTiiTrg-p K JWZ OP PIvOISTEKC COTTimr LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 15, 1905. lowly up to the better level, opening to all the equal opportunities of a broad citizenship. How far any roan is essential in the march of humanity is as much a mystery as is the goal to which crea tion tends. But history will say that, if any leadership can be called necessary, then Washington, in founding the Union, and Lincoln, in preserving it were indispensable men, placed in command by the deep logic of events and the instinctive perception of their fellow country men. A lesson is conveyed by view ing the two men together. Wash ington belonged to what is called the patrician class, though the word is out of its bearings among Ameri cans, Lincoln was the child of the ruggedest poverty- Yet £he two performed the noblest, most invalu able service to what has become the first of modern nations. The rich planter with his thousands of acres, and the frontier laborer with nothing bnt his ax aad wedge, stand on the same pedestal of lofty usefulness and achievement in the annals of the United States, and will go down the ages as patriots of the same mould. —Globe-Democrat. Defense of the Kansas Case. Much hard and well-directed work has been done by Attorney Genera! Miller, the associate counsel, State Engineer Carpenter and others in preparing the defense to the suit brought by Kansas against this state to test the right of our people to di vert water the Colorado part of the Arkansas river for the purpose of irrigation. Last year a great deal of time was occupied in collecting docomentary and historicial evidence in relation to the How of water in the Arkansas prior to the beginning of irrigation on an extensive Beale, and later in taking the testimony of witnesses upon this subject aud also upon the effect of irrigation. State Engineer Carpenter made numerons valuable investigations, the results of which have been in part recorded in his testimony. Some of the attorneys employed have as yet received but little, if any compensation, although they have ia a large measure been compelled to abandon their private practice in order to give their time to this im portant case. These gentlemen must be paid, further testimony must be taken and further investigations made. The enormous mass of testi mony recorded will have to be con densed and presented in a form to show the court of what it consists. Briefs will have to be prepared and oral arguments of both law and fact will have to be made before the court. All this will require a large amount of money, and the legislature should promptly make the requisite appro priation. It has been estimated that for this purpose $50,000 will be needed. If there be any truth in the prop osition that the republic spend mil lions upon the construction of a navy and in the erection of fortifications along our coasts as a defense against a foreign war, then there is truth in the proposition that Colorado should strain itself, if necessary, to make an adequate defense to the suit brought by Kansas. Not against an armed enemy, but against the insidious ap proach of a more daugerous foe wo should guard our interests. The life of our agriculture is in the water of our streams. Unless the right to divert that water for beneficial use is upheld, agriculture in Colorado must die, and with it will perish some of our most cherished hopes for the future. Benign, when in an is permitted to reclaim the valleys and plains from aridity, beyond the power of speech to express, the cli mate is nevertheless as relentless as the fate whieh decreed Tantalus to suffer the pangs of unqueuched thirst within sight of springs of liv ing water. Once established, irri gated agriculture is a constant strug gle to retain what has been wrested from the grasp of the desert. Em pires were established in ancient times upon agriculture dependent upon irrigation, only to perish when the ditches were permitted to fall into decay and the water was no longer withdrawn from the streams. So the action brought by Kansas is a blow at the life of this state, and it is only purblind ignorance that can fail to see the deep significance of this litigation.—Denver Republican. Some Facts Concerning the Sugar Campaign. Time in operation 121 days. Sugar produced abont 25,000,000 pounds Beets refined, -50,000,000 pounds. Paid farmers aud laborers $1,000,- 000. Coal consumed 05,000,00 pounds. Men given employment directly, 450. Men given employment indirectly, and in factory and field, 3,500. The above tignrea indicate the broad gauge operations of the Amer ican Beet Sugar Co. at Rocky Ford during the fifth campaign now ap proaching a clone. The last beets were sliced two weeks ago but the factory is yet operating the Osmose process, converting the large lake of molasses into refined sugar. The recent campaign was of 121 days continuous run, a record-break ing period. During that time the factory made about 211,000,000 pounds or 200,000 sacks of refined sugar. To do this more than 250,- 000,000 pounds of sugar beets were refined. Four hundred men were employed continuously at the fac tory and ten cars of coal daily, were consumed during the time the fac tory was iu operation. The quality of the beets this year was below the average, due to the rain in the fall. While the quality was a little “off” the average ton nege per acre was the largest in the history of the sugar beet industry iu the valley. In an early issue we hope to publish a list of the most successful growers which will show that the Rocky Ford country leads the world in the production of sugar I beets. ~ . J The acreage for the present year i promises to exceed that of last. Ex-| tensive plans are being made to se sure an ample amount of field work foi the coming season. The company has arranged for the erection of eighty houses for tenants on its lands whore sugar beets will be planted and will put under culti vation all of its extensive holding of land. The Santa Ferailroad has bandied the entire output of the factory and will be busy from now on doing so. Besides that it has taken to the fac tory all the fuel, lituerock aud other provisions needed for the refining of sugar. Thousands of cattle aud sheep have been fed on the beet pulp and fattened ready for market. The Lockhart Live Stock Co. has 3,000 cattle and 5,000 sheep using pulp as a part of the fattening ration in their model feeding yards adjoining the factory grounds. The work of cleaning the factory is now in progress, every piece of machinery wi 1 be carefully cleaned by band. Then it will be replaced and the machinery painted to keep it from rusting. Iu this manner it is kept until time to start the next season’s campaign. Rocky Ford Enterprise. Second class Colonist rates to California —March 1 to May 15 and Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, 1005, in effect daily. Date £25, one way ticket also to all intermediate points en route via Albuquerque, El Faso, Deming or Ogden. Stop ovors 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, 1005. Rates, oue way ticket to Pacific coast points, $25 and 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. Gjuinim, Agt. ” 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; ofj 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 eolor 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 Are Right CHURCH BROS. & EVERETT ID. S. COOPER Real Estate, Loan Insurance Agent THE LAMAR LUMBER CO. Largest and Best Stock in the Valley of je vje *ae LuiiiDer, Palms, Oil and Blass WE WON’TABE UNDERSOLD. 8 Pages NUMBER 86.