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VOLUME XIX County Notes. i From the Holly Cliioftian) Theodore Tingdall, from Wiscon sin, spent last week in thiB vicinity. He decided thut this country just suited him and purchased over one hundred acres of land, investing over $7,000. He will move here in the fall. • • • 4 Nels Holman, editor of the Deer field, (Wisconsin) News, was here looking at our fine country Inst week, and visiting his old friend O. Olson. Mr. Holrnau was so well pleased with what he saw here that le bought forty acres of land for him self and is going to try to induce as muny of his neighbors as possible to come here. * * « The Holly schools closed j ester day for the yeur. Last night rooms one and two, assisted by a few from the othei rooms, gave an entertain ment at the Dawley hall, which was witnessed by as many as could get inside the building. The little folks did their parts splendidly; many de clared it to be the bestehtertainment they ever witnessed. At the conclu sion of the program Mr. W. M. Wiley on behalf of the patrons of the school presented Miss Minnie Billingslea a diamond ring as a token of their appreciation of her excellent work in the school. Last week J. G. Christopher sold a lot in Wilkin’s addition to Aldine Martin, of Coolidge, for $150 He also sold forty acres of laud to a party from Waterloo, la Mr and Mrs. J. 8. Chenoweth have returned to Holly and will again make their home here, t hey have been living on a ranch north west of Lamar for over a year past. • • . f From theGrauada Times. | The Syracuse and Grenada school ba-e ball teams met on the diamond at Granada, Saturday, and tried for the Colorado Kansas supremacy in a lively game of base ball. Colorado won an easy victory. Score 23 to 10. • • • E. House returned from Baca conuty, the latter part of last week, where he hud been trying to secuee the conviction of some persons for skiuning association cattle unlawful ly. He will return to that county with Hon. Granby Hillyer, the asso ciutiou attorney, and try to secure a conviction. The GrAnada eighth grade stands m xt to Lamar in attendance. The youug men are to be commended for continuing in school regurdless of the spring work The pareiits who make this attendance possible should know that their sacrifice isappreciat ed and that it is worth while. Put as high a value on your work as you please, the boy who leaves school on that account is the loser. The last mouth of school is the best of all and it will pay to give your boy tue ben elit of it. The Arkansas Valley. M. O. Coggins, the commission and cantaloupe man of Pittsburg, Pa., has purchased P. S. Jones’ 800 acre farm neai La Junta. Mr. Cog gins will raise his own cantaloupes. —Bent County Democrat. • * * George T. Feast and wife and Sam Hunter came in from Lamar Wednesday moruiug. Mr. Feast is here for a few weeks outing for the benefit of his health and Sam Hunter will do some aunual assessment work on some mining claims while here. Mr. Feast is still pretty weak but feels none the worse for the trip. — Carrizo Miner. • * * GEORGE KNOWS. The La Junta Democrat remarks: “Brother Wiok, or the Las Animas Democrat announces the sale of a bunch of old maids in his town in a few days. Here is your chance George, it is simply a business tran saction, and you will avoid all the agony of holding her band Sunday eveniugs for six months or a year bofore you get her.” Oh, hang the business transaction! ( The Lamar Register W-E-T-P-O-T-W-K. tear QUALITY The great foundation upon which our business is built. “Quality is long remembered after price is forgotten.” Goods of inferior quality, in any line, are expensive at any price, how much more so in our lines. Just at this time we are handling large quantities of paints and painters'materials, we adhere strictly to our principle of selling only the VERY BEST. IT COSTS AS MUCH TO APPLY POOR PAINT AS GOOD PAINT. WHY NOT USE GOOD PAINT? We positively assert that we have no competition in the high grade of paints that we handle. Our stock is always complete. THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley. Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo. If we can’t have a maid whose hand we can hold, At did the knights in the stories of old; Buy ice cream, lemonade, go to picnics and sich, Why then we’ll go it alone and never hitch.—Bent County Demo crat. • • • The city election contest at Rocky Ford is now under way, the reason being that the aldermen were elect ed by the whole city instead of by wards. Four places are at stake and that is enough to change the com plexion of the city government for the next two years. • • • The great revival being condncted by Rev. Sunday at Canon City is now drawing to a close and it looks as if the conversions would be well over the 1000 mark. Billy Sunday was one of the greatest base ball players in his day, and he now holds the same rank among evangelists. . * . La Juuta is at last getting a move on heraelf to have free city delivery started. She Las been entitled to it for two years. • • • The Baca county railroad seems to be as far along as the Prowers, Bent and Otero one. It has "local capi tal” back of it. Will Not Have Booze. There was excitement iu the Breeze office last week. The ladies who are working for the bazaar were in to leave their order for advertising dodgers and were telling what they would have. Behind the case the foreman was hard at work tnking no iuterest in the conversation. “Of course we will not pile these things all in a heap,” said one of the ladies, “wo will have ssveral booths.” “BOOZE!!” spoke up Harris from behind the case, “Say! count me in on that. 1 haven’t seen any bocze since I struck the town. Gee, bat I’ll bet you have a crowd.” It took several minutes for them to explain to him that he had mis • understood, and had taken the word “booths” for “booze.” His disap pointment was great. —Johnstown Breeze. An International Congress for Farmers. An international congress or con ference will meet in Rome some time next mouth to consider the interests of the agricultural classes in all countries of the world that may send omciKii iTE-nrsPAPEE ox- peo'uteeg ccvxtty LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 26. 1905. representatives. In a message to his ministers King Victor Emmanuel suggested that the congress he held and gave as a reason the benefits which might flow from the establishment of an inter national bnrean or chamber to con sider all matters of an international character affecting agriculture, par ticularly the quantity and quality of the crops. This in the judgment of King Victor would facilitate the pro duction of the more desirable crops, improve international trade, and in general promote a more favorable settlement of prices. The congress to be held next month will consider this suggestion and the ways and means of carrying it into effect if it shall be thought practicable. Mr. Henry White, American ambassador to Italy, has been appointed to represent this country at this meeting. There is no reason why such a bureau should not be established, and it could be made of great value to the agricultural and commercial interests of every country receiving its reports. Different conntrtes col lect more or less thoroughly statist ics of crops throughout the world on their own account; but however care fully this might be done in some cases, it probably would be impract icable for any one government to gather as complete and as trust worthy information as an interna tional bureau would bring together and by means of its reports distri bute—Denver Republican. A Big Scare. Communicated: Recently, while George Miller and Hollis Kemper were down by the river looking for stock that had strayed away, they happened to glance ont at some drift lodged among the trees. lon can imag ine their surprise when they saw a corpse rising and falling with the waves. The boys were pretty badly scar ed bat they looked carefally at the corpse, and discovered that it was a man. He had one hand in his pocket, his hair was brown, and he wore a black salt of clothes. The boys then ran back to Mr. Kemper’s honse for help. Mr. Jack son went down and threw a rope out onto the corpse and pulled it ashore. It was a buggy cushion. When Mr. Carley was told of the inoident, he said he was surprised at the condact of Mr. Miller, but it was no more than he expected of Hollis. He said that laai. winter when Hollis was attending the Paradox school, and writing essays with the rest of the pupils, that several times when the themes were rather exciting, Hollis would drop his pen and ran for the door to get away from the dreadful creations of his fancy. Government Irrigation in Western Kansas. Prof. Chas. S. Slichter’s plans for an irrigation project in western Kan sas have been approved by various boards of the reclamation service, and official announcement will short ly be made of the government’s in tention to undertake the work.' Ir rigation by tho government in Kan sas has been a long time coming, but the experts have finally agreed that the underflow ef the Arkansas can be utilized to water the arid lands. Final estimates of the cost of a project near Deerfield, and the acre age that can be irrigated, will be submitted to the Secretary of the Interior. Prof. Sliohter’s plans in detail ere announced for the first time today. To date no further details of the project for utilizing the underflow have been given than the announce ment of the plan for the construc tion of a series of pumping stations across the bottom lands of the Ar kansas river. It is now explained that the water from the various pumping stations is to be discharg ed into a concrete lined flume, car ried under tho bed of the Arkansas river by means of an inverted siphon and delivered near the head ot an irrigation canal, locally known as the Farmers’ ditch. The plan involves the construction of twenty-three separate pumping stations, each station driven electrically from a cen tral power station on the main line of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway just east of Deerfield. It is proposed to recover 30,000 acre feet of groundwater per season, and to irrigate 15,000 acres of up land adjacent to the Farmers’ ditch, all of this land ia now in private ownership. The plant, when con structed will constitute one of the largest ground water pumping plants in existence. Investigation has shown that the conditions for the re covery of large quantities of ground water are unusually favorable in the valley of tho Arkansas river, where the gravels are from 200 to 300 feet in depth and very coarse. The lina of wells proposed in 'this project extends across the valley of the Arkansas river a distance of 24,- 000 feet, intercepting the underflow of the river in a cross section 24,000 feet wide and 300 feet deep. It is proposed to locate the pumping plant in Kearny county, but the laudato be irrigated are principally iu Finney oounty, northwest of Gar den City. All of the lands are with in easy reach of the Atchison, Tope ka & Santa Fe, none being at a greater distance than nine or ten miles from that system. The irrigible lands are at a level of about 3,000 feet above the sea. The topography has the exceedingly flat aspect pec alar to the high plains. In their natural state these lands are covered with a douse growth of the native aod, or bnffalo grass. The general slope of the land is about seven and one-half feet to the mile, in an easterly direction. The value of the uplands in this part of Kansas in their nntural con dition does not exceed $5 to $lO an acre, when reclaimed by irrigation thsy are easily worth from SIOO to $l5O an acre. Reclaimed lands in this neighborhood irrigated by pri vate pumping plants are worth from S4O to $75 an acre. The soil of the uplands is similar to the soil in the well known wheat belt of Kansas, very fine grained and very fertile, requiring the application of only a small amount of water for irrigation. The principal crops suitable for these lands are sagar beets and alfalfa, considerable quantities of which are already uuder cultivation. The approval of these plans are sure to have a far reaching influence on the development of the agricujtu ral resources of southwestern and western Kansas, and also of OklAho ma and Nebraska. It is demon strated that the government system of pumping is financially profitable a great impetus will certainly be given to private enterprises all over this section. Kansas today contains very little pnblic domain, but it has a vast area of fertile land which has passed into private ownership and is yet nntilled, because of lack of irri gation facilities. The western por tion of the state appears to be un derlaid with inexhaustible quantities of underground water at no great depth. —Kansas City Star. Soda Water at McLean’s. 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