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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
* • •
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
• • •
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
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
This includes every child in country or town, who
is willing to come to our store and ask about them
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Real Estate, Loan &&
Insurance Agent.
Warburg ] THE FAIR GS)
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