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VOLUME XIX. County Notes. TFrom tlioUrnnada Times. J Mr. Liuville, night operator for the Sauta Fe, ban decided to become a permanent citizen of this com in nil ity. He baa taken up a homestead of 100 acres one mile south of town. • • • Scbool began again Monday af ter a two weeks vacation on account of illness among the pupils. Miss Gladys Dickinson of Granada is teaching in room 2, Miss Seaman having resigned. * * * W. Medlin and F. L. Hamp have rented E. W. Tuttle’s business room on Fourth street and fitted it up for a butcher shop. They commenced business yeuteiday. * * * L. S. Millinger, returned Wedues day from Lamar, where he has been doing carpenter work and plastering since January Ist. He will remain here now and make some repairs on the Holly hotel and annex, patting it in shape to take care of the new comers to pur town. George, the six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H Thomas of Amity, met with sudden death last night at bis home. He was playing with s ’me other children when he caught his foot iu some baling wire, throw ing him to the ground with such violence that his neck was almost broken and a blood vessel at the base of the brain was fractured, from the effects of which the boy died within ifiw minutes. Mr. and Mrs. Tb< m as have the heartfelt sympathy of their many Holly friends in their sudden bereavement. • • • l From tlis Holly ('liioftianl Mrs George Fuqua was 'down from Lamar, the first of the week, visiting her sister, Mrs. G. G. Gibbs. Mrs. Markus Picket came down from Lamar, Monday, for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. G. G. Gibbs. • • • Joel Knowlen went to Lamar, Monday, at which point he expects to work at the carpenter trade dur ing the rush of building in the coun ty seat. • • • The bustlers of Holly and Lamar have secured sugar factories for both towns. Iu these towns the knocker is not put in high places, nor is he considered. In these towns, it is recognized that to be in the ad vane ing column every enterprise that helps the town must be fostered, for anything that helps the town helps every man in the town. Arkansas Valley Notes. The Rocky Ford farmers abandon ed their cooperative creamery be cause a Pueblo company offered them bigger prices for their butter fat. The company proved a swindle and they are trying to reorganize the farmers company. In the mean while the Lamar farmers company has made a large addition to their plaut aud doubled its capacity. Fowler had the misfortune to lose their fine school building by fire last week. Loss $7,000 with only half that amount of insurance. The schools had to close for the year. S. W. Smart and brother Carl brought down loads of grain for their father Wednesday. They were two days on the road from Lamar which is especially heavy at this end 8. W. will take back a load of bis household goods. He went to the Jones ranch yesterday to see bow his •cattle endured the storm.—Spring field Herald. The Otero County Republican wants Lawson and Rodgers to meet in public and settle the question as to which is guilty of “puigery.” Is the test to be with salts or castor oil ? The Rocky Ford Gazette publish es a list of 50 farmers who secured returns of more than $lO9 per acre from sugar beets the past season. Of those who had ten or more acres J. F. Davis, of Lamar, heads the list, having received $1307.50 for the beets on 10 acres of ground. J. P. Wagner’s name also appears in the list with an average of $118.45 for 2J acres. Mr. Davis’ average 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. was 27.35 tons per acre, a remark able crop for that large a tract of ground. In addition to the 50 pub lisbed 42 growers received from SIOO to $109; 52 from S9O to $100; 90 from SBO to S9O; 105 from S7O to ?8 ); 100 from s<so to S7O; 105 from SSO to $00; 120 from S4O to SSO. Even the latter figures will pay a margin for a reasonable profit; so it is quite evideut that mauy hundreds if the Arkansas valley farmers have money to spend this spring. The new railroad shops were dedi cated on Washington’s birthday and are now open and doing business. La Junta celebrated in proper style as she should, for it means an addi tion of about 1000 families to the town and the doubling of its popnla tion. The boom is on there in splou did style. It has always been known here that the section of the Ft. Lyon canal known as Horse Creokers, were behind the times, but we did not think it so bad as the resolutions of of their last Grange meeting would indicate. They ask that the resolu tions be sent to “their senator” J. H. Crowley, when Bent county was cut off from his district four years ago, and they ask congress to repeal the bounty on sugar, which it did 13 years ago. The only thing Celestial (male sex) that ever haunted the joyous thoroughfares of the city has made an exit. John, alias Jim, allies Lee Chung, the Chinee, has departed for Deover to establish a washee Since the advent of the modern steam laundry, the way of the almond eyed follower of Confucius has been cast in thorny ways, sans tea, sans rice, sans everything but hard, hard toil. John was a jovial fellow and he and his basket will be missed. —Las Ani mas Leader. The Cattleman’s Round Up. The Seventeenth Annual meeting of the Bent and Prowers County Cat tie and Horse Growers’ Association met in this city on Monday last. There was a good attendance from outside counties and great interest was manifested in the proceedings of the meeting. The meeting was called to order by the president, M. H, Murray, after which the regular routine of business was transacted. The afternoon session was especially interesting to those present in the way of an address by Murdo Mc- Kenzie. manager of the Matador Land & Live Stock Co. of Texas, who recited his findings in detail as chairman of the committee, which has been investigating the methods of the Railroads, the Beef Trust and the Stock Yard companies of the United States, and he opened the OFPICXZ.L WE-UTSPiLPBe OS' S’XSOTXTEICS CCVITTT LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 1, 1905. eyes of his listeners when telling of the results of his investigation. Everyone interested in the liye stock business is familinr with the rupture which took place at the Natioual As sooiation meeting in Denver this winter, at which time the American Stock Growers’ Association was form ed on account of the National Asso ciation taking in the railroads, the packers and the stock yards com pan ies as members, which at this day and time of corporate combination is significant in itself. The speaker took a most active part in protesting against this move on the part of the combines, bnt to no avail; aud so the new association was formed. It is through this association that tbe investigation spoken of has been conducted, and now that tbe ball has been started rolling it behooves all those interested to belp tbe thing a’ong, by joining tbe American Stock Growets’ Association. Be a pusher and help those who are helping you. No matter bow small your interests, it all counts. The President of the United States is doing what he can along these lines and for those whose in terests are at stake. To sit idly by in a pessimestic mood is discourag ing to the workers, to say the least. The Congress of tbe United States has to know tbe people want what they do want. It has to be shown and with a good strong representa tion, demanding what is needed, something will be accomplished and in no other way can tbis be done. So again we say, be a “posher;’’ show signs of life; get in line, and with tbe help of tbe American Stock Groweis’ Association aud Tbeo Roosevelt, your efforts will be le warded. You cao join this associa tion by applying to John R. Sulli van, assistant secretary to tbe Bent and Prowers County Association, for tbe sum of $5.00. After tbe address of Mr. McKen zie the meeting finished its labors for this meeting by appointing as round up commissioners, James Cushney of Prowers; James Stinson of Baca county and Wm. H. Wilson of Higbee. The officers elected for tbe ensuing year were M. H. Murray, President, P. G. Scott, treasurer, M. J. McMillin, secretary, and J. It. Sullivan assistant secretary. —Bent Connty Democrat Explain Cause for Stupidity. L. C. Greenlee, superintendent of Denver schools, and Probation Offi cer Lilburn Merrill, have been con ducting a series of interesting exper irneuts to explain the cause of sup posed stupidity and backwardness in studies of pupils iu tbe public schools. Their work has brought to light tbe fact that insufficient food, improper care at home aud similar things are responsible iu perhaps 90 per cent of such cases. These experiments are along the line of experiments recently institnt ed by William H Ma/.well, superin tendent of New York City schools, and the discoveries are similar. “It has been proven beyond a rea sonable doubt,” said Officer Merrill yesterday, “that the carelessness aud inability of parents iu tbe care of their children is responsible for a surprisingly cent of what is commonly called stupidity among shool children. “A man does not give good work, no matter bow conscientious be may be, if his stomach is not given the proper food from which rich blood is manufactured, aud if the brain is not given tbe rest that sound sleep briags. Hence, it is small wonder that a boy or girl who gets neither good food or rest and who is daily given so mauy studies to ‘get,’ should oftentimes fiud study a task, aud in many cases a drudgery; aud that study cannot rouse enough interest to take the place of proper food aud rest, so tbe lessons go unlearned. “The pupil, after mauy repeti tious, becomes known to his teacher as ‘that stupid boy.’ Iu the teach er’s mind the boy is considered one who has not sufficient brain capacity to keep up with his fellow scholars. The lad is entirely blameless. He has just as good a brain as the others, but does not get the stimu lant and power in the way of food and rest to feed it so that it will per form the tasks accomplished by tbe others.”—Denver Republican. Legislation Which May Fall. Every Congress, from Washing ton’s days down to Roosevelt’s, has found, when the end of its life came, that some important measures have failed of enactment. The fifty eighth congress will be no exception to this rule. Some measures pass one branch and die in the other. Others do not get the sanction of either branch, owing to lack of time or other reasons. Occasionally a big bill dies through a failure of the two houses in conference to agree on points of difference. The Escb- Townsend railway rate regulation bill, which has passed the House, will not be reported by the Senate committee. Lack of time is the reason given by that committee’s head. Tbe Senate will probably not consider the Santo Domingo treaty. No mercantile marine legislation will be had, despite the elaborate report made by the commission. It is pos sible that, in the disagreement be tween the two chambers, the state hood bill may not get on the statute book. In some of there instances, how ever, the delay may not be as harm ful as may be supposed. The Sen ate’s inter state commerce committee will have heurings throughout the recess on the railway rate question, and will bo ready when the new Congress meets next December iu its its regular session to deal more in telligently with the issue than it could now. Of course, if Congress should be called in extra session tbe mutter would be taken up earlier. An extra session, if one should be bad, would be for tbe purpose of getting legislation on tbis question. President Roosevelt thinks it is tbe biggest issue now before the couutry. Apparently a large majority of the American people stand with him iu this opinion, l’he Esch Townsend bill had a nearly unanimous vote in the House. Democrats aud republi cans supported it Democratic and republican legislatures in several states Lave come out in commenda tion of tbe President on this ques tion. Democratic leaders from Bryan aud Williams down have extolled him for his work on this issue. Democratic papers all over the coun tay support him in his rate regula tion propaganda. The failure of the House bill on railway regulation rneaus the post ponement of the matter for a few mouths or a year, aud the passage of a more carefully drawn measure than the Esch-Townsend bill, which was prepared in a hurry.—Globe Demo crat. Take This to Heart. It is not the site of a town, but its character that makes a desirable place to live. A liye and prosper ous town is a desirable one, aud a town may bo live and prosper, and yet be small. Every citizen in a town should be interested in its prosper ity. One of the ways to help a town is to speak well of it. It is true pa triotism to staud by your own town and interest as well. Another way to help your town is to do all you cau to beautify it. Beautify your own property all you can, then do all you can to beautify your steets. Be friendly with every body and courteous to strangers. Your civility will belp make good impressions, aud will be carried away aud cherished. Never forgot you are a part of the town and that your deportment helps to make up the stranger’s estimate of the place.— Kiowa Record. 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 oil route via Albuquerque, El Paso, Doming or Ogden. Stop overs al - lowed at all points intermediate to destination except Las Angeles and San Francisco. 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 Bxact 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 (Solor Eyelets used excluslvsly 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 D. E. COOPER Real Estate, Loan tiff® Insurance Agent THE LAMAR LUMBER CO. Largest and Best Stock in the Valley of ,je ** Lumber, Palms, OH and Glass WE WOIV’TtBE UNDERSOLD. 8 Pages NUMBER 38.