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The Lamar register. [volume] (Lamar, Colo.) 1889-1952, May 10, 1905, Image 1

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County Notes.
I From the Holly Chioftianl
The Santa Fe construction force
has finished the new passing track
and are now at work rebuilding the
old one which had become very much
• • •
The First National Bank began
business under that name on Mon
day. President W. O. Gould came
down from Lamar to see that the
new bank started off all right.
* * •
The Odd Fellows and Rebeccas
who attended the celebration of the
anniversary of the order at Lamar
last week reported a splendid time
and were loud in their praise of La
mar’s hospitality. They wore given
the best to be had and came home
with the friendliest kind of feeling
for the people of that town.
• • •
We are informed that the Santa
Fe is making soundings in the Ar
kansas river where the road crosses
at Byron with a view to building a
new bridge, and making it several
feet higher than the present one, so
as to be out of the range of the
floods. The experience of the past
few years would indicate that it
would be a paying investment for
the company.
• • •
The annual discussion in regard
to the peach buds is now on. The
opinion that they have all been killed
is strongly urged and is quite popu
lar. In the mean time the majority
of fruit lovers will have to wait until
about the first of June before learn
ing anything definite on the subject.
The fruit bud prophet or expert is
really a somewhat useless luxury.
• • •
[From the Amity Optimist.]
Misses Lille and Elsie Blosser left
Monday on an extended visit with
relatives and friends at Holton, Kan.
While the ‘young ladies are enjoy
ing their vacation they will be great
ly missed by Amity’s social set.
Sunday morning the Amity ball
team played a swift game with the
beet ranch boys on their grounds
east of town. The Amity lads come
out of the fray much better than in
the previous game played, the score
being 28 to 20 in Amity’s favor.
• * *
J. M. Miller and family, of Adair
county, Mo., are among tne new ar
rivals in Amity and have decided to
locate here permanently. He has
opened a blacksmith shop and at
any hour of the day can be heard
the ringing of his anvil. Mr. Miller
comes recommended as a first class
mechahic and we predict success in
his new venture.
County School Notes.
County eighth grade graduation
at the opera house in Lamar, Thura
day evening, June 15.
The directors of the Clay Creek
school, district No. 12, are having
the school grounds leveled, fenced
and planted to trees.
District No. 34 voted at the annual
meeting to build a new school house,
32x42. A special levy was made for
building and no bonds will be issued.
Carlton, district No. 9, voted a
levy for building purposes and will
erect a new building next year. This
is an action that has long been need
The consolidation of rural schools
is being earnestly agitated in several
districts northwest of Lamar. If
the plan is once tested in the county
consolidation will soon be the mle.
Imperial, district No. 31, voted to
add another room to the school. Two
teachers will be employed next year.
This school is located in one of our
most thickly settled rural commumi
Teachers are enrolling for the
Normal Institute. Names and fees
should be sent to Instructor Mornyer
of Granada or left with the county
The Santa Fe has granted a rate
of one and one-fifth on the certifi
cate plan, to Lamar for the Normal
Institute, June 5 to 10, from all
points in Prowers, Bent and Otero
counties. Dates of sale June 4,5, 0,
11, 12 and 13 with return limit June
The Lamar Register
The Finishing Touch of a Man’s
Education is
and the more experience he has, the more finished his education.
So it is in the drug business. Years of experience, added to a
thorough knowledge of pharmacy, make a druggist more and more
proficient, and in the same proportion add to the safety and accu
racy with which Physicians’ Prescriptions and Domestic Recipes
are compounded.
The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley. Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo.
The Arkansas Valier.
Local banks report that the last
Santa Fe payday was a hummer, a
greater amount of money being re
quired to cash the checks presented
than for many previous paydays in
the history of La Junta. The total
amount disbursed, including dis
charge checks, exceeded $50,000.
The payday disbursements will prob
ably increase with each succeeding
month for some time to come. —La
Janta Tribune.
• • •
Las Animas is organizing a local
building and loan association. This
is the proper thing to do, every
town in the valley should have one,
and save its citizens from the Den
ver hold up concerns.
. • •
School elections were most dis
tressingly quiet all along the valley,
there being no contests at any town,
and at Rocky Ford they had to ad
journ for three weeks to find a man
who would run.
• • •
Two Santa Fe section houses were
burned in the valley last week. It
is sad to boo the company lose mon
ey like that, for you don’t know how
much of it they will make up on
your next freight bill.
. * *
The new government irrigation
scheme is causing quite a rush to
Garden City, over sixty home seek
ers were looking up government land
there, one day last week.
• • •
The southwestern Kansas counties
are getting ready to vote railroad
bonds just as they did in the days
of ’B6 and ’B7. It is fortunate that
the laws af Colorado prevent our
people from making such donkeys
of themselves. No railroad that is
worth having will go through an un
profitable section just to get a few
thousand dollars in bonds.
Tde score in a game of base ball
between La Junta and Rocky Ford
“star” nines was 26 to 18, and some
of the local papers say the pitching
was the feature of the game. We
should think it was!
Water Loaning Decision.
The most important decision hand
ed down by the new supreme court
was a construction of the irrigation
laws of 1899. The suit was brought
by the Fort Lyon Canal company,
which operates in the Arkansas Val
ley, against E. R. Chew, the engi
neer of division No. 2, at Pueblo,
and several senior and junior appro
The plaintiff company contended
that the law was unconstitutional.
They were supported by the district
court of Otero county. The supreme
court in the opinion writteu by Jus
tice Campbell holds the law constitu
tional and makes an elaborate con
struction of the act, which is con
trary to the oonstruction placed on
it by the water commissioners and
the lower courts all over the state.
Chief Justice Gabbert and Justice
Steele concurred.
Heretofore the water commission
ers have construed section 2 of the
act of 1899 regarding the loauiug of
water by a senior appropriation to a
junior as the meaning of the act.
The court upsets this construction
Senior appropriators when they had
no use for their water have loaned it
to juniors, according to the notices
provided in the statute. Tne decis
ion of the court is that this cannot
be done by the senior companies be
cause it prejudices the rights of the
intervening junior appropriators and
in effect extends the time of the sen
ior appropriator over that ot the next
junior. The court holds, however,
that if the senior appropriator lends
to a junior water which he would
and could under his appropriation
use himself then the loan is legal.
But if he has no further use for the
water which he seeks to loan such a
loan is illegal.
The gist of the opinion is succint
ly set out in the final paragraphs
which follow:
“■An appropriation of right to use
water for irrigation cannot be per
fected in this state until, among
other things, there has been an act
ual diversion of water from a natur
al stream and within a reasonable
time an application of the same has
been made to a beneficial use. The
appropriation must be made in con
nection with some particular tract of
land, and though it be not essential
to its continued existence that the
application shall be forever confined
to the identical land for which the
diversion was made, yet, so long as
the water is used in connection with
this land it cannot be made to do
duty thereto and at the same time or
in the same season be used for the
irrigation of some other tract, as
against the rights of other appropri
ators which have heretofore attached.
Such being the law of this state,
when such exchanges or loans are
made, or attempted/to be made, they
ought not to be p&uittted, if at all,
nntil the parties necking their bene
fits have clearly established that the
alleged qualified right has been ex
ercised in each away and at such
times and in such circumstances that
the vested rights of others are not
“The general rule is that when an
appropriator has not present need of
water for irrigating his lands he
must not divert it from the natural
stream, but it is his duty to let it How
in the natural channel to be enjoyed
by other appropriators, hh their num
erical priorties entitle them. If a
senior appropriator who bits not such
need for his own land may diaregar I
the usual rule and | ass over one or
more appropriators who are juniors
to him and confer upon other appro
priators, who are tnior to those ig
nored, his senior rignfs, it is his
doty to show tie* facts that justify
the departure.” La* Animas Lead
Roosevelt as a Democrat.
Senator Newlau Is was not far out
of the way when he declared that
the election of I beodore Roosevelt
was a triumph for the democracy.
Any political event that results in
great and vital good for the country
is beneficial to the great parties of
the nation. A president is
bound to be a g">d demorat and a
good republican. He cannot be one
or the other exclusively, and be
great. The parties have too much
in common for a sound chief execu
tive to boa strict partisan. Mr.
Roosevelt recenti; declarer! that 95
per cent, of the actH of an i d ninis
tration had nothing whatever to do
with partisan politics. And no oth»r
chief magistrate f the United States
has been more successful iu the per
formance of Ins luties as president
of all the poop's thau Theodore
The distingui bing qualities of
Mr. Roosevelt’s administration have
been foresight, courage and aggres
siveness in the enfor* ment of the
laws. There is neither favoriteism
nor persecution in his policy. He
would have all men, rich and poor,
republicans and democrats, employ
ers and employed, obey the law and
have the protection of the law.
There is no politics iu “the square
The strictness of the Rooseyelt
policy is something of a departure —
a most wholesome departure —in the
administration of national affairs.
The best evidence that it meets with
popular approval is that it has arous
ed the opposition of some politic a s
within the pr« sldeut’s party and in
spired the admiration of hosts of
democrats. It m**ets with the ap
proval of the masses eveiywhere.
Senator Newlands urges democratic
co-operation with the president in
those things that are common doc
trines. And this support may be
given not with loss to democratic
prestige, but ruther to its enchance
ment.—Kansas City Times.
A Question of Simple Justice.
Congiessinan Townsend, fatber of
the railway regulation bill, wbicb is
supposed to be approyed by the
Roosevelt administration, recently
made a speech in which he said,
among other things:
“Wedouot ask wholesale reduc
tion in rates —that is a bugaboo of
ihe railroads. What we do desire is
h just aud reasonable rate when the
rates aio challenged. The only
right the government has for grant
ing any concession or privilege to a
corporation or an indivdual is when
it is for the general welfare of the
people. These rights were granted
to the railroads under the common
law and the right was reserved to see
that the corporations were conduct
ed for the benefit of the people.
The constitution protects these
railroads, as it says they shall not be
compelled to operate at a loss, and
that no act which is confiscatory
shsll be committed.”
Mr. Townsend’s views may be ap
plied to the Colorado situation. All
that is asked is a square deal. Sim
pie justice is the demand, aud as
Mr. Townsend says: “The State
that is powerless to provide it is a
A Good Law.
One of the meritorious measures
enacted by the late legislature is the
act requiring itinerant vendors, ped
dlers and agents of all sorts to take
out a state license at a cost of $25
and execute a bond for SIOO. In
addition the peddler must take out
an additional license in every couu
ty he invades. Now see that it is
enforced to the letter.—Telluride
Try our l&oot Beer finest in town Mc-
Lean Bros.
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 Color 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
jA Cole’s Hot Blast Stoves
Latest Improved Heating and
Cooking Stoves are found at
' J 'Also Carries a Large Stock of
Furniture, Hardware, Tinware, etc
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