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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
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
• * *
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
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 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
“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
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
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
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
The alfalfa fields have supplied
considerable pasture ‘already’ aa our
teutonic friends would say, aud al
falfa grows in favor and value each
But for telephone connections the
high water would have us cut off
from Lamar. Telephones are quite
a couvenience aud help indeed.
Prosperity Lane.
Our beet farmers are progressing
nicely. Some have planted, and
some are waiting for warmer weath
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
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
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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