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VOLUME XIX. County Notes. I From the Holly t'hioftian I A. N. Parrish, one of Lamar’s most enterprising business men, was a Holly visitor Monday.. • • • The latest report from St. Lake’s hospital, Denver, brings the cheer ful news that Dr. R. D. Wilson is so recovered that he will be able to re turn home next week. • •• Thirty eight men are at work in the Santa Fe yards building new aide tracks and grading up the old ones. Ii looks as if the Santa Fe intends to keep up with the other improvements goiug on in Holly. • • • A movement is on fpot to re-or ganize the Holly band. A number of additional instruments have been ordeied and when they arrive the boys will get down to business. • • • County Treasurer Adkins came down from Lamar Wednesday after noon and attended the I. O. O. F. This is John’s first trip back home since he took charge of the treasui er’s office, and his friends were glad to see him. . • * [ From the Granada Times. ] Three freightcars were detailed on the siding here, last week, by the spreading of the rails. Two of the cars were soon put on the track again, but the third, loaded with borax, was thrown to one side so far and so badly damaged that it was not made ready to move until the first of the week. #• s A man was found wandering around east of town, yesterday morn ing, in a demented condition. He had evidently fallen from or had got ten off a train as he had a ticket from Trinidad to Chicago issued April 4. From wbat could be learn ed about him, he seems to be J. E. White, of Belvidere, Illinois. Mr. Bell, of the XY ranch, found the man’s grip east of Mr. Hinton’s resi dence, and brought it to town. The county commissioners instructed Deputy Sheriff Walter Creek to take charge of the man. • * • E. house has been appointed state brand inspector in order that he may have the power to stop the unlawful skinning of dead cattle aud the sale of hides. He has three cases pend ing in Baca county which will be heard soon. One of his cases took him to Syracuse, Kansas, where he had to get out a search warrant be ure he was allowed to see the hides in the possession of a suspect. He made his case, securing possession of the hides and arrested the man who had them as soon as he returned to Colorado. Hon. Granby Hillyer, the cattle association attorney, was called to Syracuse to manage the cases there. Mr. House knows his business and those who have been causing the trouble will know more about such matters when he gets through with them. • • • [From tho Amity Optimist.] S. Dyer, foreman of stone work st tne new Amity depot, has secured a contract for tearing down and re building the south wall of the Odd Fellows’ block at Granada. It will require about three weeks to com plete to job. • • • Amity was visited last week by a very heavy rainfall. The storm held on in greater or less severity until Monday when we were treated to a heavy rain and hail storm, the ground being oovered and remaining white for some time. The hail stones were soft and we have heard of no dam age being done. The Arkansas Valley The Rocky Ford farmers have or ganized a cooperatiye creamery com pany to run their creamery plant. They expect better results than they have been obtaining. .*• Las Animas and Garden City were the only towns in the valley that ran their city elections on politics. It sounds queer that the republicans should win in mossback contests of that kind. 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. Rocky Ford went dry once more but by a majority so reduced as not to be much of an endorsement of the present administration. It is evidently an open question yet as to whether it is possible to permanently continue the prohibition policy there. • • • The La Junta papers all support ed the same candidate for mayor and he only appeared in the also ran class, the other candidate being far in the lead. Tho papers have not explained the matter yet. • • . Municipal ownership was badly defeated in the La Junta city elec tion. The issue may be good enough for a jimerow town like Chi cago, but an up-to-date city like La Junta wou’t stand for it. * * * Having failed to land the water commissionership Brother Bowman is again in charge of the Rocky Ford Tribune, and hastens to an nounce that the joke of a democratic paper supporting the prohibition ticket was not any of his doings and nothing but “real” democracy goes now. • * * A Grand Junction man committed suicide last week because of poor train service. If this habit should strike the Arkansas valley it would all be a cemetery in a week. On election day an American citi zen who said he lived half way be tween La Junta and Rocky Ford was measuring the walks of the city. He remarked iu a somewhat stammering manner that there were lots of Rocky Ford people came here to trade, be cause they could get wet goods here, but that the La Juntans did not go to Rocky Ford to trade bocauße they could get dry goods at home. —Otero County Republican. Fort Lyon Canal Meeting. The board of directors of the Fort Lyon Canal company met in the of fice of the secretary Monday and transacted the regular monthly rou tine of business. The report of the committee appointed to investigate the Horse creek reservoir was re ceived and accepted. The report is as follows: “Your committee visited the Horse creek dam, canal and reseryoir, and on the whole find the scheme meri torious, valuable and worthy of con tinued development. We found the dykes, so tar as built, the outlet gates and the canal in good order. “The headgate and dam are not in good order, because the headgate waß improperly designed, in that it caught the drift which obstructed the flow of water; that the dam was built too high and obstructed with OPFICIX.L T-T-r-TxrnT’JLFEK CF mOTSTERS COVITTT LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 12, 1905. wastegates which would not open, resulting in the stoppage of more water than could be taken care of, aud the partial failure of the dam. Should money for the purpose be available your committee would recommend very substantial improve moots, but under the circumstances we do reccotnmend the following: “Ist. Lower the crest of the dain about two feet, driving the sheet piling to a new bedding and cutting off any excess at the top. Apply bay and brush weighted with rock iu front of the dam in order to seal the joints between the sheet piling and shale. “2d. Remove the waste gates which now form part of the dam and make that part conform to the rest of the dam in heighth and general construction. “3d. Remove the present head - gate to the floor level. “4th. Widen the canal from headgate to station 40, four thou sand feet, nsing all the material to reinforce the embankment on the lower side of the canal which is weak and should be stiengtbened. “sth. Build a waste and sand gate at a certain low point about 3,- 400 feet from headgate, usiug Htich material as is possible from the headgates and wastegates taken ont. This wastegate to be 50 feet in width and built in a safe and sub stantial manner. “Oth. Extend the dam westward and in line with the present dam by building four lines of fence heavily covered with barb wire and filled be tween with thistles, hay, brush or roots. “7tb. Plant willow cuttings to protect banks wherever there is suffi cient moisture to make it worth while. “Bth. Remove the present bulk head at east end of dam which ia now practically useless, except for old material, and replace with au extension of dam and build a new V shaped protection of sheet piling supported on rails set in shale in much the same manner as the dam is built, and fill in with brush or hay and rock instead of earth, which has always washed out. This means an increased water way over dam of 100 feet. It ia not thought to be certain that anything less than a concrete dam aud bulkheads will hold, but in view of the great cost of same it is thought that an expendit ure of $450 would not be excessive in an effort to make the dam tight.” It was also ordered that Prince reservoir north of Lamar be put in condition to hold water. The next monthly meeting of the company will be held at Lamar. — Bent County Democrat. The Work of the Legislature. Yellow journals of the state, par ticularly the Patterson papers of Denver, devoted almost unlimited space during the session of the Fif teeuth General Assembly to con demning nearly .every act of that body, for the r soa, evidently, that it was iu the control of the republi can party. Scurrillous attacks upon members were made without provo cation and every effort was put forth to imbue the public mind with the idea that both houses were composed ( largely of boodlers aud grafters, bent apon robbing the state whenever op portunity presented itself. But the good accomplished passed ( unnoticed. Tho hard work of the legislature was not made a subject of comment. Valuable and long needed legislation was scoffed at and the motives of honest men were im— pugned. There was a concerted at tempt to convince the public that no act of the assembly savored of hon esty and fair dealing. Little was said of the fact that consideration of | “freak” bills was wholly eliminated; that many laws were passed that are essential to tho welfare of the state; that no unnecessary laws will burden the people as a result of the session and that the executive aud judicial departments of the state government wore all provided for in an efficient and business-like manner. The Fifteenth General Assembly did not waste its time. First, it had to dispose of the Gubernatorial con test. Tho history of that litigation is well known. To settle it quickly and properly it was necessary for the House and Senate to hold morn ing sessions and give the afternoons and nights to the coutest committee of twenty-seven. The contest con tinued more than six weeks, making necessary after ita conclusion the holding of many night sessions to conclude the business. During tho session of the legislat ure 142 laws were enacted, out of the 780 bills introduced. The most important of these are the following: Eight-hour law: establishing voting machines; distiict registration law; regulating itinerant vendors; district irrigation bill; authorizing loan of school funds in aid of irrigation; modified law prohibiting boycotts; forbidding the use of trading stamps; appropriating SO,OOO for the preser vation of the cliff dwellings; exempt ing railroad, telephone, telegraph, county and judicial officers and ac tive newspapermen, from jury work; forbidding desecration of flag; es tablishing board of examiners of professional nurses; railroad con solidation bill; monument to Civil war veterans on capitol grounds. There are several worthy meaaurea that failed to get through, but it can not be expected that all of the good bills will survive the debates of one term. On the whole, the people of Colorado have no reason to complain of the work of the Fifteeu General Assembly. —Colorado Springs Ga zette. His Pride Was Humbled. A youug Baltimorean who attend od the inauguration of President Roosevelt found two or three straug ers matching dollars in a Washing ton hotel. Ho looked on for a time and, thinking it easy, asked if he could get in the game. Permission was readily granted and within a abort time his stranger friends had won his last dollar. Then they un ceremoniously departed, saying they wanted to see the parade. When they had gone the young man told his woes to the barkeeper and asked for a drink. That indi vidual provided him with all he needed aud informed him that the game was a swindling one. When the barkeeper suggested that the young man go outside and view the parade, he replied. “Not on your life. I am too easy. If I go out there I might bo run over by a baby carriage aud killed.” Baltimore San. The people of Lamar will have an apportunity on Friday ntght, April, 15, to witness one or the moat unique and entirely ont of the or dinary entertaimnknta ever given in this city. Mr. Lee has secured Prison Guard Geo. W. Ellis and his Famous Trip Through the Penitent iaries. The newspapers of Kansas aud Missouri have been loud in their praise of this prison guard aud his work. Only the other day the Jop lin daily papers gave this entertain ment the best write up ever given an entertainment there. It is said that this man Ellis is a wonder in hia way. His audiences are held spell bound as be takes them through the various departments of the great prisons. Hia description of a con vict’s death and burial leaves au im pression never forgotten. The great scene of the convict coal mine show ing the convicts at work iu the mine, is true to life and the sensational truths this man is telling of this ter rible place will startle bis audience. Every father and mother in Lamar should bring their sons and daught ers to this great educational enter tainment. Tickets now on sale at Lee’s. Prison Guard Elba will no doubt be greeted by a house tilled with the best people of our town. Prices 10. 15, 25 and 35 cents. $20,000 just received for farm loans. No delays. i L*. Wikt Makkiiam. Epoch,-Making SHOE If you condense the lastl;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 (Solar 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 Hre Right ♦ CHURCH BROS. & EVERETT i if i————^ ■ D. E3. 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