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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
• • • 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
• • •
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
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.
• * *
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
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.
We positively assert that we have no competition in the high grade of paints that we handle. Our stock is always complete.
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
• • •
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
An International Congress for
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
If you condense the last 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 eolor 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 Are Right
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