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VOLUME XIX. County Notes. TFrom the Granada Timea. j Miss Margaret Thurston, of La mar, who has been visaing her sis tei, Mrs. U S Coates, for some time returned home, Monday. • • • Geo. Leasure, of the tirm of Leath erman & Leasure, who have a ranch on Plum Creek, was a Granada vis itor the first of the week. • • • T. M. Phillips started for Colora do Spring, Wednesday morning, in answer to a telegram announcing the serious illness of his daughter, Min nie. • • • Born—On Monday, February 0, 1005, to Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Coates, a daughter. The little girl weighed 10J pounds, and her father was so tickled that he neglected to report the arrival promptly—an omission he promised never should occur again. . • . [From the llolly Cliiefttanl W. B. Padley went to Lamar Mon day to assist in auctioneering a big stock sale near that place. • • • The farmeis came in from all the country ’round Wednesday to rejoice with Holly over the sugar factory news. • • • Eric Erikson of Amity bought 15 acres of beots in the ground at a publio sale last fall and cleared S4OO on theciop. The 15 acres averaged fifteen tons per acre. • * J. T. Welda shipped several cars of sheep to the Kansas City market on Monday. As the sheep market is cow higher than for a long time Mr. Welda no doubt realized handsome ly from his shipment. * * * J. E. Mnrpby last week sold his ten acre tract, located two miles northeast of Holly, to J. S. McMur try, for SOO per acre. John has been looking for a good strong man to kick him since the news of the sugar factory came. • Herbert Hopkinß, one of the old settlers and successful farmers of the Artesian well district, was trans acting business in Holly yesterday. When interviewed by the Chieftian man Mr Hopkins said that all the people of his community were glad to hear Holly is to have a sugar factory, and if a spur is built up in to that country they will grow so many beets that it will require a factory of 1000 ton capacity to handle them. The Railroad Rate Bill. It is not necessary to discuss the 1 provisions of the house bill for the regulation of railroad freight rates. 1 The bill, which admittedly if imper fect—it does not cover prive car lines for instance —will not be acted on at this session by the senate, which is not so amenable to popular opiniou as the the house, which will yield in time. The pressure of popular senti ment has already worked wonders. It has forced three hundred and tweuty-six representatives to vote for the Esch-Townsend bill, while only seventeen men, from New Jer sey, New York, Pennsylvania, and New England, went an record against it. There have been many remark able conversions since the president’s message urging that the power to fix rates be conferred on the inter state commerce commission was sent to congress. The men who are influential in the railroad business have been forced to parley with a sentiment whose growing strength they recog nize. They admit and deplore the existence of gross evils —of rebates, discriminations, . “midnight rates,” and private car lines and say they will be thankful for legislation to do away with them. They are ready to do or submit to anything provided the power to fix rates is not confer red on the commission. It is not impossible that by the time the next congress meets and the senate will have to deal with the question of fixing rates, the rail roads may have come to the conclu sion that it will be better to acqui esce in the general principles of the 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 i Your medicines handled by expert and painstaking pharmacists We have worked hard for the reputation we have gamed 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. t THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley. Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo. bouse bill, lest a radical measure be adopted. Even if this should not happen, the senate may be expected to yield to a popular pressure, which will be more urgent six months hence than it is today. The demand for the regulation of rates is a settled con viction, not a passing whim. —Trini dad Chronicle. The Contest for Governor. With praotioally all the evidence in the contest between Governor Peabody and Governor Adams before the committee, there can be no doubt in the mind of any man who considers the whole of that mass of testimony and documentary evidence that the case of Governor Peabody has been fully and completely made out. It was proved beyond the shakow of doubt that frauds of the grossest kind were committed in this city, and that to those frauds the pretend ed plurality for Governor Adams was due. The evidence demonstrating the existence of this fraud showed also a conspiracy on the part of the men who participated in it to count Governor Adams in without regard to whether he received a majority of the legal votes or not. To allow him to retain the office would be to con done this fraud and permit the po litical organization responsible for it to make off with the stolen goods. If there are any friends of Gov ernor Adams among the republican mombers of the legislature who may feel disposed to favor him, notwith standing the overwhelming evidence of fraud committed in his interest, they ahould remember that it is not a matter of persona! friendship, but of duty to the people and to the cause of honest government. We can have no hope of honest elections so long as the political party responsible for crimes against the election laws is permitted to profit by the criminality ef its agents. To punish individual election thieves is not enough. The political organ ization which tolerates them should also be punished, and the only way to discipline it is to deprive if of the fruits of the crimes committed in its name. The evidence shows beyond dis pute that Governor Peabody was elected, and this being a fact there is nothing for the legislature to do but to declare him entitled to the seat. Tnis should be done promptly without any hesitation wnatsoever. — Denver Republican. Death of Mrs. Daniel Keesee. A telegram from Boston on Wed nesday, announced the death of Mrs. Amy Keesee, wife of Daniel Keesee, and that the remains would be start ed that evening for the long trip to omciiii *T:ETxrer.s.r»«& or proutees cotnTrr LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 22. 1905. Colorado. Mrs. Amy Keesee is the daughter of the famous chief, Ochanee, or “Ooe Eye,” who was at the head of the tribe of Southern Cheyennes, whose death occured at the hands of Colonel Chivington in the Sand Creek massacre, made famous by the blood of martyred pioneers. In 1861 at the early age of 14 years, Amanche, the Indian maiden, became the bride of John W. Prow ers, a pioneer of Bent County, eight children resulting from the union. The living children are: Mrs. A. D. Hudnall, Mrs. H. S. Walls, Mrs. Glen Comstock, Mrs. Lou Horton, Mrs. August North and John W. Proweis. Mrs. Leona Marshall and George Frank Prowers have already proceeded their mother to the great unknown. Two great grand-chil dren, Prowers Keesee Hudnall and Maud Haws Hamilton, a number of grandchildren, her mother 00 years of age and a brother and sister in Canton, Oklahoma, are also among the living relatives. Mrs. John W. Prowers became the bride of Daniel Keesee, a stockman and pioneer of Colorado, on October 26, 1800, to whom she has been a devoted com panion. Deceased had been ill for the past twelve months with cancer of the stomach, for which she had under gone a successful operation in Bos ton, but a weakened system failed to afford sufficient recuperative power for a restoration to final health. Mrs. Keesee was respected and beloved by all who knew her for the sterling qualities that made her a faithful wife, a devoted mother and a loyal friend. Her earthly work is finished. She has lived the simple story of her life nobly and uncom plaining, in a manner that pointa a lesson in patience, labor and consis tency to those who are best acquaint ed with her life. The grave never yet hid nor hindered the influence of a good life. Announcements as to the time apd place of the funeral will be made from the Methodist pulpit next Sun day morning.- Las Animas Leader. Well Chosen. The statue presented by the state of Illinois to the gallery which adorns the capitol- of the United States was well chosen, for no person in the country has rendered a more excellent or fruitful ser vice to the uplifting of mankind than Frances E. Willard. v She was a woman whose life was largely given up to one idea, that of promoting the cause of real and gen uine temperance and personal purity through the medium of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. When she began her work the move ment was by no means as popular, and of course, with nothing like the streugth that it has today. But she preached total abstinence from in toxicating liquors all over this broad land and in the nations of the old world as well. The result was that she set in motion a great work, backed and sustained by a powerful organization, that will continue to grow and to add to the sum total of human happineqf until time shall be no more. ' Hence the state ot Illinois chose wisely and well, in deciding to be the first state in the union to thus honor a woman in the capitol. By so doing the commonwealth honored itself and the cause of righteousness everywhere. —Colorado Springs Tel egraph. Deceiving the Hens. Effingham I. Tallman of Blauvelt, Rockland couutyr, claims to have trained a hen to lay three eggs in one day. The shells are not well formed, as the lime secretion does Qot keep pace with the yolk and al bumen formation, but he hopes to remedy this by a larger mixture of powdered oyster shells with the mash. The scarcity and the high price of eggs have led chicken farmers to try all kinds of devices to make willing hens do double duty. One of the commonest of these devices iB the use of the trap nests. Instead of the ordinary open nests these inven tions have trap doors, which close when the egg enters. After the hen has laid an egg she is allowed to come out, but instead of permitting the hen freedom and rest until the next day some avaricous hen farmers let her out at the rear of the nest in stead of the front and the hen, in stead of being free, finds herself in another trap nest. Having learned by experience that the price of lib erty is an egg and believing that she must be mistaken in thinking she has just laid, there is nothing for the poor hen to do but to lay again. Such duplicity ultimately de stroys the hen’s faith in mankind, and she either ceases to lay or be comes a pessimist egg-eater and makes these deceptions unprofitable. —New Your World. • A Door Open to All. The Japanese minister to Great Britain says again that the govern ment he represents proposes to claim no privileges in Manchuria not open to all nations on equitable terms. In making peace, Russia can depend on getting an impartial chance to push its trade in that quar ter, but it will obtain no territorial or special commercial rights. No favored nation will be considered, and there will be no partition of China. Russia should be able to see that an adjustment of this kind will be more satisfactory than excluiive control by any one country. The spirit of the age is against such en croachments as Russia has pushed iu the far East. Japan and its people take a philo sophical view of the war with Russia, and their manner of conducting it is remarkably free fiotn vindictive uohs or greed. They believed, from tLj constant Russian advance and pressure, as well as from the decep tive diplomacy iu the Manchurian policy of the czar, that war was a necessity to define the permanent status of Korea aud northeastern China, all neighboring territory to themselves. They have fought aud apparently obtained a decisive ad vantage. The announcement that they are as much in favor of the open door as they were before their successes on sea aud land is what might have been expected from their wise and liberal statesmanship. Russia will be granted in Manchuria the same business facilities as other countries, but no better in any re spect. —Globe-Democrat. Seedless Apples. Colorado had the distinction of be ing the first state to evolve a seed less apple, whicn was accomplished by J. F. Spencer of Grand Junction. He has now quite a large orchard at that place aud is preparing to reap his reward for ingenuity and perse verance. He proposes to dispose of state rights for the trees. A company has been organized by Grand Junction - people who have purchased the rights for Michigan, and other stutes will be disposed of in the same way. The Spencer apple, it is said, is perfect in shape, color and llavor and is of good keeping quality. It grows without a core and only the rudiments of seeds, the entire apple being solid, which is a thing that growers have long sought. Second class Colonist rates to California —March 1 to May 15 and Sept. 15 to Oct. Jl, 1905, in effect daily. Date $25, one way ticket also to all intermediate points en route via Albuquerque, El Paso, Doming 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 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. Gaknik, Agl. ”, 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 Past Color Eyelets need 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. E3. COOPER Real Estate, Loan Insurance Agent THE LAMAR LUMBER CO. Largest and Best Stock in the Valley of <ae vie «ae Lumber, Palms, Oil aqd Glass WE WOX'TcBE UNDERSOLD. 8 Pages NUMBER 87.