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VOLUME XIX. County Notes. [From the Holly ('hieftianl Dr. R. D. Wilson returned from Denver Saturday morning. He re covered rapidly from the effects of an operation for appendicitis which took place five weeks ago, and while he is not so strong as before, be is regaining his strength and has par tially resumed his praotice. He was kept busy at his office the first day after his return, receiving the con gratulations of his many friends upon his recovery and safe return. • • • The First National Bank of Holly was chartered last week, with a oap ital stock of 925,000. This bank sucoeeds the old Bank of Holly, and the officers of the new institution are W. C. Gould, president; B. B. Brown, vice president; J. S. McMur try, cashier; J. B Harden, assistant cashier. The Bank of Holly, under the direct management of Messrs. McMnrUy and Harden has been do ing a very successful business since June 1809, and the fact that these gentlemen are retained in the new organization assures its success, as they have the utmost oonfiidence of the people with whom they transact business every day. • * • The town trustees have purchased two thousand fine young cottonwood trees to be given to any owner of a lot who will set them out and take care of them. If this liberality on the part of the trustees is taken ad vantage of by everybody it will prove one of the beet things that could be done for our town. As the herd law is now strictly enforced within the town limits there will be but little danger of depredatious by stock and if the trees are properly set out, ir rigated and given Ordinary attention they will grow and soon become an ornament to the town. The Arkansas Valley Cauon City and Rocky Ford are eaoh threatened with election con tests. Colorado seems to have been thoroughly infected with the contest virus and will never stop, we pre sume, until a tragedy like the Goe bel assassination in Kentucky warns people to quit tampering with elec tions. * • • Fowler is still having incendiary fires. A large warehouse of the Beatty Mercantile Co., was the last building destroyed and the loss of merchandise was heavy. • * * Garden City had three alarms of fire in one night last week and all are believed to have been incendiary. Two barns and one residence were lost and six horses burned. Dr. George D. Dulin, our repre sentative in the legislature the past session, returned this morning. The doctor secured an appropriation of $3,000 to be applied on the roads in Bent county. The valley fared well at the hands of the legislature. An appropriation of $4,000 was made to construct a road between Rocky and La Junta, and Holly was appro priated enough money to build a bridge across the Arkansas. —Bent County Democrat. • • • An Unde Tom show “took in” the valley this week, but for once Lamar escaped. We are thankful for small favors. • • • The Santa Fe now has a strike of the boilermakers in addition to its oiher troubles. About 20 men are out at La Junta, and these in addi tion to the shortage of machinists since the strike last year are making it very inconvenient for the com pany. Empire Valley. A railroad meeting will be held at Clover Meadow next Friday evening. Every one should attend. John Stuoker, of Oklahoma, rela tive of Mrs. Ira Swadley, is here with the view of locating. The May Valley school closes next Friday. An entertainment will be given by the school that evening, and thus will end one of the most successful terms ever taught in this district. Miss Myrtle Marx has been The Lamar Register W-E-T-P-O-T-W-K. A WEE EASTER CHICK GIVEN TO EVERY SCHOOL-CHILD IN LAIYAR. FREE. NEXT SATURDAY, APRIL 22 This includes every child in country or town, who is willing to come to our store and ask about them THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley. Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo. particularly efficient in all her work. Large additions have been made to tbe library duriug the term, and by her careful selection much good reading has been provided. F. E. Irwin, C. E , of Lamar, with his corps of men are surveying in vicinity of the King reservoir. It is reported that much development work will be done on reservoirs con trolled by tbe Fort Lyon Canal Co., as soon as the preliminary work is done. The cold weather of the latter part of last week injured all varieties of Japanese plum, all other fruit except peach is in excellent condition at this time. Rio. Public and Private Enterprise. The relation between public and private enterprise has been tbe sub ject of some controversy since the passage of the reclamation act. It was assumed by many that the re clamation engineers would confine their operations to developments which offered no attractions to pri vate enterprise, each as the con strnction of storage reservoirs on over-appropriated streams, or the building of canals to divert tbe water from an used streams into rivers where scaroity existed. In other words, that the reclamation service should be confined to operations which wonld tend to the general amelioration of conditions existing in the aiid regions, without coming iuto commercial relations with the la&d or people benefited by its action. While this wonld be vastly more satisfactory to those charged with the execation of the reclamation act, it would not carry oat the provis ions of the law that the amonnts ex pended should be repaid by tbe lauds benefited. This provision of the reclamation act makes it tbe first duty of its executives to select for its operations feasible projects, in which tbe owners of the land can afford to repay to tbe reclamation fnnd the actual amounts expended in their re clamation. The fact that the funds used under the reclamation act are relieved from interest charges makes many pro jects feasible which could not be profitably carried out by private en terprise, but this is more than offset by the perennial hopefulness of the private promoter. Every possibility of irrigation development in the arid region has been exploited at some time by somebody, and if it nhonld be held that the reclamation service should not interfere with private en terprise, it must either cease its op* erations or confine them to projects so utterly chimerical that there would be no hnman possibility of tbe return of the money expended. OPPICIiL ITEWSPAPHR oar CCPITTY LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 19, 1905. While it should be the policy of the service to oo operate with and assist all legitimate private irriga tion development, it would not allow a false sense of fairness to deprive any commnnity of the opportnnity to effect its development along the broadest possible lines, and it wonld be anything but fair to such a com muuity to decide that an attempt to irrigate its lands had created a mort gage upon them, and that they must be left to be exploited for private profit, regardless of the wishes of those most vitally interested. It is the rule that wherever the reclama tion service has started its investiga tions, it has fonnd some part of its project overlapping lands which are being exploited by private enter prise. In snch cases if there is a reasonable probability that the en terprise will be carried oat, its lands should not be included, unless their exclusion wonld cripple the project, and in this case some equitable ar rangement should be made with the interests involved.—lrrigation. Premature Rejoicing. Those three democratic statesmen, Oolonel Bryan, Judge Dunne and Mayor Johnson, clearly believe that they are ou tbe high road to sucoess since the recent Chicago election. On that occosion there was a de cided vote in favor of municipal ownership of railways and thus these eminent advocates of “reform” be lieve they have made marked pro gress. Of coarse, there are a few things to be considered before the people begin to own the Chicago railways. One of these is a matter of SBO,OOO, 000 or so which must be raised with which to buy tbe roads. When the people have done this they will cer tainly expect to ride free. Bat, alas, the mnnicipal program contemplates that they will still pay their nickels and at the same time pay taxes on tbe millions pat into the investment. Therefore, it is perhaps just as well that the municipal advocates re joice aud felicitate each other now. For they may not have an opportnn ity after their system is in working operation. Coloiado Springs Tele graph. Pity The Beef Trust. Prices of beef, according to the reports from Chicago, have been ad vanced in every market of the conn try. In odrer that they may square themselves with the coosummers the packing trnst has issued a statement which is in substance that they have been selling beef at a loss for six weeks past, owing to the high prices which they have been compelled to pay tbe cattle growers. They say tbe cattlemen have been Prowers County Fair The Dates for the J 905 Fair Set for August 30 and 31 and September 1. ' We ere advised by Secretary Chas. Maxwell of the Prowers County Fair Association that it has been arranged with tbe Colorado Arkansas Valley Racing Association to hold the fair on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 30 and 31 and September 1. This will insure a goed pro gram of raoes for the fair as all the best horses on tbe circuit will be here at that time. The Las Animas Fair will be held the third week in September, they having ohanged their date to avoid having a clash with Lamar, as the last of August was the only date our people could get from the Association •nd as the Las Animas fair is to be strictly a local meet tbe new dates will be just as good for them. Lamar will show her appreciation of tbe act of Las Animas in the same enthusiastic manner as she did at the fair last year. Now let everybody get to work to make the Prowers County Fair the biggest ever held in the valley. holding back tbe beeves for several weeks in anticipation of higher prices, and that tbe oattlemen “are the masters of the situations.” It is barely possible that tbe cat tle owners have decided to exeroise a little discretion in order that they may get a fair profit on their pro duct. Bat if tbe rise in price is now dne to them, it will be one of tbe rare occasions when the cattleman has come into his own, for in nine times oat of ten tbe increased price of meat goes into the pockets of the trust and not to the cattleman where it properly belongs. —Ex. Divided Democracy. The Jefferson day speeches of the democratic party assembled in Chi cago and New York emphasized the wide divergence of opinion which ex ists among the leaders of that party. Taking the addressee of Judge Parker and of William J. Bryan, a difference upon what constitutes the real issue is speedily developed. The New York jurist declares that the party has been swept away in past years by the false gods of green baokery and free silver and that it should set itself against popular de mands, no matter how great the clamor, and endorse trne democratic principles. On the other hand Mr. Bryrn and his followers in Chicago oame out strongly in behalf of the latest fad r mnnicipal ownership and declare that it should be placed in tbs national platform of the party. Other speak ers talked of government ownership of railways and express companies. In fact there was a distinot treud of socialism throughout the speechmak ing. It will be observed, therefore, that there is still a decided aud perhaps irreconcilable difference of opinion between tbe radicals and tbe con servatives of tbe democratic party. Last year tbe conservatives bad their way. Henoe it is quite likely that in 1908 the Bryan-Johnson -Dunne wing of the party will be once more in tbe saddle and will present to the people a platform demaudiug public ownership of railways, telegraphs, telephones and all other utilities. In that event party lines are likely to shift. Some radical republicans are likely to join the democrats aud the conservative democrats are very likely to become republicans. But of the distinct cleavage in the demo cratic party there can be no question and it is likely to grow greater in stead of smaller as time progresses. —Ex. All He Has to Live For. The great Standard Oil magnate must be getting pretty far down in the social scale. Even the ministers haye gone back on him. Poor John: No stomach, no hair, ne church; nothing but a half a billion dollars. Leadville Herald-Democrat. For RKlfT—40 acres of choice new land for beets, I>£ miles from Lamar l>eot dump, good water right. Enquire of IL F. Cooper, 2 miles west of town. s2o*ooo just received for farm loans. No delays. L. Wirt Markham. Epoch,-Making SHOE If you condense the lastl-ten j'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 Peat Solar 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 D. E3. COOPER Real Estate, Loan && Insurance Agent. Warburg ] THE FAIR GS) EASTER EGGS AND EASTER NOVELTIES 8 Pages NUMBER 45.