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VOLUME XIX. County Notes. (From the Holly Chieftian I O. L. McPherson purchased a lot in Wilber addition, on which he will at once erect a residence. The streets leading ont toward the factory site are being pat in first class shape by the city authorities. • • • H. Gerstenlauer put one of his excellent lighting systems in the Holly Cafe. That place is now il luminated at night in a most attrac tive manner. • • • The postoflice was moved yester day to the south room of the S. F. White building. Postmaster Mc- Pherson is haviug a lot of new boxes made to acoominodate the increasing business. Holly is not boasting abont her size but nevertheless she has many things that the oitizens of any town might well be proud of. One of these, and the most important, is the fact that peace and harmony dwell within the town limits, and there is no “scrapping” over the city election or anything else. Every body is busy attending to their own business. The town is enjoying a healthy growth as a result, and will continue to grow as loDg as these happy conditions prevail. • * * (From ths (Iraoada Times.) E. S. Darrough has secured the contract for the road work north of the bridge. This is a good choice, and the commissioners are to be com mended for it. • • • Judge C. H. Frybarger was down from Carlton, one dny last week. Some time ago the judge suffered a stroke of paralysis, but he is rapidly recovering from its bad effects. • • • Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. O. A. Wilcox in California. “Grandma” Wilcox was known to every one in this part of the county, and many there are wLo are sad to learn that she is no more. • • • [From tli® Amity Optimist.] Archie Gaylor of Chicago, arrived Tuesday from Denver and will locate in Amity. Mr. Gaylor is a first class barber and will open a shop at once. He expects his family to arrive m a few days. • • • W. L. Wright and family arrived on Friday last from Chicago. Ha leased the Yourdan place and will farm it this season. The Optimist is pleased to welcome Mr. Wright and his estimable family into out midst. • * * Sheriff Geo. H. Thomas came down from Lamar Sunday and re turned Monday. Our readers will be pleased to learn that while here he took Mrs. Thomas out for a drive the first time she has been able to leave the house in nine weeks. Sun day afternoon was such a delightful one that Mrs. Thomas has felt no ill effects from her outing and it is be lieved she is now on the road to rapid recovery. Government Will Experiment In Beet Culture In Colorado. T. O. Herrmaun arrived iu Denver yesterday an/1 is registered at the Metropole hotel. Mr. Herrmann recently resigned the position of as sistant oity engineer at San Francisco to accept direction of irrigation expo rimentsin the Rocky mountain region under Elwood Mead. Headquarters for the experimental station are at Cheyenne. Mr. Herrmann took charge of hisoffice on Wednesday. Several years ago Mr. Herrmann and Mr. Mead were engaged in work on a now famous government bullet in or irrigation, known as the “Book One Hundred,” and in this way Mr. Mead became acquainted with the qualifications of the California man. A few months ago he asked him to take the civil service examination for the work in his department, and this Mr. Herrman did. As soon as the chief of the department had a posi tion that he could offer that was worth Mr. Herrmann’B acceptance he offered it to him. Mr. Herrmann was for six years chief engineer in charge of the sugar beet fields for the Spreokels people The Lamar Register W-E-T-P-O-T-W-K. What do the above letters stand for? Figure it out and you will have, in one sentence, the complete explanation of our wonderful success in the drug business in Lamar. In the drug business especially, you cannot keep people away from a store where they are convinced that they are always getting exactly what they call for. MEDICINES ARE SERIOUS THINGS, and no one realizes the responsibility more than we do. We Always Uphold Quality We believe in quality and we live up to our belief. No drug or chemical is used in our Prescription Work until it is tested by us and we are satisfied that it is of the highest purity and fit in every way to bear our name. Are these precautions of any value to you ? If so come to us. If not, we have no more to say. THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley. Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo. in California, and is known as an expert in the work. He is enthus iastic on the subject of sugar beets and he finds a congenial field of work in this section of the country. Speaking of his work here last night he said: “The government's policy is to co operate where it can with the people iu agricultural experiments, with the object of getting for the people the best results from their labor and soil. We have selected two and per haps there will be a third place in Colorado for experiments in raising sugar beets. One is at Loveland and the other at Rocky Ford, and the third may be at Lamar. These experiments will concern the soil and the water necessary in secaring the best results. I shall keep a man here watching the work carefully and will myself make frequent visits to the stations. “In Wyoming we are going to carry on some work in dry farming by subsoiling and intensive cultiva tion, etc, but we cannot tell what the results may be. Our conclusions may not be favorable, but we hope otherwise. “Another feature of the experi ments to be undertaken that may benefit the semi-arid region is with small reservoirs and big windmills. The cost of a small reservoir and a windmill is within the reach of most land owners, and if it can be demon strated that water pumped from wells can be used successfully in ir rigating a large amount of land can be made agricultural that is now grazing land.” In connection with the latter ex periments Mr. Herrman gives an in teresting incident. At Golden Gate park, the famous resort at his home, they put up an old Dutch windmill for purely ornamental purposes, but the park manager is a thrifty old Scotchman and it nearly broke his heart to see the big fans going around without bringing in some thing. He had a well dug and be gan irrigating. The result is that they are now irrigating the western half of the park from the well and saving a big water bill. Mr. Herrman is quite enthusiastic over beet sugar. He says that he will stake his reputation as an engi neer that beet sugar is as good as cane sugar, and that no human being can tell one fiom the other. Even the chemists cannot tell it. The cane raisers have made war on the beet sugar for years, starting all manner 6f false tales, but beet sugar keeps on growing in production and in popularity. Mr. Herrman expects to go to Loveland today and later be will go to Rooky Ford and Lamar. omoi-H-Xj zTETzrspx-PEB or X , XZO‘UCr3=XZS CC-CT-XTI-ST LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 5, 1905. Sugar Beet Production In the Ar kansas Valley. With three sugar factories in op eratioQ this year aod auother under construction, the prospect for sugar production in the Arkansas valley is bright. The three factories which will consume this year’s crop are those at Rocky Ford, Sugar City au*d Lamar. The fourth will be built at Holly, near the Kansas line. The fact that it ia estimated that twenty thousand acres in the valley will be planted to sugar beets this year shows the growth of the indus try since its beginning only a few years ago. Experience has demon strated that both the climate and the soil of the Arkansas valley are well adapted to the production of a large tonnage of beets per acre, yielding a very high percentage of sugar. The estimate for this year is a total of 300,000 tons of beets, yielding 35,000 tons of sugar. The development of the beet sugar industry in the Arkansas valley and other parts of the state has been one of the notable factors in the recent growth and prosperity of Colorado. Attention has been directed to the fact that sugar beet growing is a profitable business here, and special attention was drawn to Colorado’s superiority in this particular by the removal of the machinery from a Ne braaka factory in order to use it in the construction of the factory at Lamar. —Ex. “Fads" and the Public Schools. Much interest will be aroused iu every municipality in the country, owing to the action of the New York school board in voting to cut all the “fads” out of the course of public instruction. The reforms to be instituted are sweeping in their character. Begin ning next September the period of instruction in the lowest grade will be leduced from five to three and one half hours a day. There will be no more sewing or “hygienic” games or exercises. Some drawing, some physiology * and some music will be cut out, and it is announced that only the plain essentials will be taught in the entire public school course, with out any “frills.” The growth of “faddy” ideas among public school manages is something that the general public has long viewed with alarm. Probably if a vote were taken, a heavy major ity of those who pay American school taxes would pronounce in favor of the elimination of everything bat essentials from tfie public school course. The mother who sent a note to the teacher, stating that she could teach her daughter “physical torture” at home, has been made the subject of much merriment, but after all she voiced the sentiment of the public iu a vital matter. Hers was a proteat against the “frills”—the same sort of a protest that has been made by the board of education in New York. There is no doubt that New York’s move is going to be a good one for the pupila —mentally and physically. The triumph of the simplest ideals in the public school course means the most to the growing generation— Denver Republican. Empire Valley. Asa. T. Jones and son, of Colora do Springs, accompanied by Master Richard Gile, were at the seepage lakes and reservoirs duck shooting, with gratifying success, all of last week. Miss Mattie Davis returned from a long continued visit wiih relatives iu eastern Illinois, a few days ago. E. R. Black, our road man, got nicely started in grading on the road just north of the May Valley school bouse, when the “rains descended aud the floods came" and ho has moved camp and tools to some place near Lamar. The alfalfa fields have supplied considerable pasture ‘already’ aa our teutonic friends would say, aud al falfa grows in favor and value each year. But for telephone connections the high water would have us cut off from Lamar. Telephones are quite a couvenience aud help indeed. Rio. Prosperity Lane. Our beet farmers are progressing nicely. Some have planted, and some are waiting for warmer weath er. Miss Newton who has been a guest at her uncle’s, Samuel Wright’s, for a few weeks past, went Friday last, to her home in Illinois. Robt. Tweedie spent Sunday with the Cooper boys. Messrs. Koen, Bates, North and Siple each have decided to connect themselves with the telephone world. A. M. Kingsley has moved to the Blodgett farm on Dry creek. Uucle Jim Rhodes has been laid up with a lame back. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stafford spent Sunday at tbe Deeter home. A number of our young folks spent Sunday at the reservoirs. Chas. Taylor is again putting out many trees. The Norths are the possessors of a fine carriage, recently purchased, Pioapects are good for a big crop of everything except the annual crop of politicians. Some good farms on the lane are yet for rent. Frank Dowler and bride spent Sunday at the Dowler home on the lane. GxiNitiNu Isaac. Government Irrigation Plant. We are to have an expeiiment with government aid in irrigation here in the valley. Congressman Murdock secured au appropriation of $250,000 to experiment with a new system in Kearney and Finney counties in Kansas. The attempt ie to be made to establish enough pnmpiug stations at the head of tbe old Farmers ditch in that region to furnish 125 feet of water per second and the government engineers have estimated that the appropriation will do this aud that it will water 20,000 acres of land, making the oost less than the present price of good water rights in any irrigated section. If it proves a success the farmers will haye to pay tbe pro rata amount for the rights aud take over the expense aud mauagemeut of the ditch in ten years, but as the government will charge them no interest and takes all the chances of the failure it certain ly is the best proposition ever offer ed in the valley and the experiment will be watched with great interest. If it proves to be a success there are thousands aud thousands of acres of land throughout this region now deemed only lit for grazing purposes that can be reclaimed and made val uable. The plant will consist of seven groups of pumping stations, twenty-foar stations in all distribut ed for a distance of nearly five miles, and pumping water from au average depth of 0J feet. The power will be furnished by a central station and will be distributed electrically by a 550 volt direct current lino. The water will be taken from the surface flow at the river level but the wells be driven about 40 feet below the surface to insure their not being pumped out. The scheme looks as if it might be a success if the Wich ita people do not get out an injunc tion against it for stopping the un derflow. Second class Colonist rates to California —March 1 to May 15 and Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, 1905, in effeot daily. Date $25, one way ticket also to all intermediate points en route via Albuquerque, El Faso, 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. 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