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VOLUME XIX. County Notes. [Prom th« Holly Chioftianl Polio* Magistrate Wilkins has hold a few court sessions this week and as a result the town treasury has been replenished to the extent of several dollars collected as tines. * * * Mrs. Nelli* St. John, of Lainar, is visiting Mrs. H. A. Pettee this week. • • • The reorganized Holly band made its first appearance Saturday night, giving an open air concert in front of the Holly Pharmacy. “It just sounds fine” was the expression heard on all sides. A good band is something that all appreciate and we hope the boys will get out fre quently. • *« Tuesday afternoon about four hun dred people gathered at the beet sugar faotory to witness the raising of a flag, and to see the work that is going on there. The flag pole was placed on top of the derriok, and the flag when unfurled flapped in the breeze 125 feet above the crowd that looked on and cheered. The Holly band was on hand with some of its beet musio, which, with the firing of a oannon and the tooting of the fao tory whistle, mad* the oelebration of the event complete. The inscrip tion “Holly Sugar Company” in large blaok letters on the flag look ed pretty good to everybody, as it proclaimed to all the oountry around who are the owners of the Holly sugar factory. Alter spending an hour listening to the musio and look ing over the grounds the crowd dis persed feeling that the Holly sugar faotory, the Holly Sugar Company and Holly itself is all right. • • • [From the Amity Optimist.J The park site now presents a great ly improved appearance. It has been plowed, leveled, harrowed and disoed, and is now ready for seeding, • * • Foreman A1 Fellows finished his work at the depot Friday and left Saturday for La Junta to turn the building over to the company. The furnishings have not yet arrived, but are expected at any time. E. Kraai, a prosperous north side farmer, has designed an alfalfa root cutter, a model of whioh is now in the patent office at Washington pending patent. He says it can be attached to any ordinary plow and the idea is an original one. We wish him snocess in the securing of a patent and in the manufacture and sale thereof. • •• [Trom the Granada Time#. ] H. H. Ms Dowell, water commis sioner for this district, was a Grana da visitor, yesterday. • • • ' Willie St John and Claude Rich ardson, of Lamar, were Granada vis itors Sunday. Their “best girls” in Lamar should secure an account of the trip. • • • County Commissioner Sayler, of Lamar, and Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners Reynolds, from Holly, were here Monday, to fix the Carlton bridge. The Arkansas Valley The Otero oanning trust is start ing out just like a professional. It has out the prioe of tomatoes a great big ten tier cent for this season. This is a good enough starter to make old Jawn D. turn green with envy. • • • From all along the valley comes reports that fruit and other crops are looking better at this time of the season than ever before. All pros pects point to the most prosperous season in the history of the valley. a • a The decision in the Rocky Ford contest has been put off for three weeks and the thirsty and long suf fering “wets” of that city will have to wait that long to know whether they can disoontindb' their daily trips to La Junta or not. a • a The Kansas towns all report an abundaaoe of water in the river, bnt the rainfall has been sc heavy that they don’t oar* to use it for irriga tion. The Lamar Register The Finishing Touch of a Man’s Education is EXPERIENCE 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 UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley. Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo. Prohibitiug stock from running at large is already bearing fruit in the •übanoed interest taken in beautify ing lawns end gardens and planting trees, but ws have to deal with the irrepressible neighborhood chickens yet, and in their plane for destruc tion they equal stock in their devas tating propensities. A chicken is determined to find out what caused it* fellow biped so much labor to hide iu the bosom of mother earth and it will tear up a vast amouut of cultivated soil to satisfy its insatia ble curiosity. —Las Animas Leader. • • a Thursday morning Harold Mabea, son of Walter Mabea, was left in the room alone for a short time. His mother at work in an ajoining room was startled by the report of a gun. Rushing into tbs room she found little Harold lying on the bed and crying lustily. Near him was a45 calibre revolver. An examination showed that the bullet had passed through the thigh just escaping the abdomen. The bullet passed almost through the limb and was easily taken out from the lower part. The chances are good for the boy’s re covery. The principal danger being from septic poisoning. How the child got hold of the pistol and man aged to discharge it is a matter of conjecture. The spring was strong and Harold is but five years of age. —Fowler Tribune. • * a CAPITAL STOCK DOUBLED. At a special meeting of the Otero Loan and Building Association held last Thursday night the capital stock was increased from $500,000 to sl,- 000,000, the amendment to the con stitution authorizing the doubling of tbs capital stock being approved by 3,705 of the 5,000 shares of stock. The doubling of ths capital stock was necessary in order for the asso ciation to continue in business, ths total number of shares authorized having been subscribed for. The association now has $230,000 in loans outstanding, and has bean of inestimable benefit in enabling local people to bnild and otrn homes of their own at a lower rate of interest than would be possible through any other source. At the present time the borrowing rate is 8.4 per cent, and it is the intention to decrease this at least 1 per cent in the near future, as it is thought that 7.4 per cent will be sufficient to mature the stock in seventy-two months, owing OF7ZCZXL ZTETxrsrxPEK ox - FROTirERe cozzimr LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. MAY 17, 1905. to the great earning power which is assured by ths economical manner of conducting the business affairs of the association. It is quite probable that the association will now branch out and do busiuess all over Otero oounty.—La Junta Tribune. Prosperity Lane. There is quite a force of men and teams at work cleaning out the Bed Rock Ditoh. Alva Deeter has gone to Pueblo for s visit with relatives and frisnds. Miss Ross Thomsu closed s very successful term of school ou the sth iost. The occasion was cslebrated by a picaic at ths headgste. Earnest Armour went to Boulder last wssk on s combinsd business and pleasure trip. Miss Ruth Bowser visited last week at the Him Davidson home. Prospects aro excellent for a good crop of alfalfa and some of it will be ready to cut by the Ist of June. Coy Barnard spent Sunday visit ing with home folks. George Wright left Sunday even ing for California, where he will make an extended stay. He was ac companied by Ben Mace of Lamar. James Brandenburg and wife vis ited at the home of J. V. Davidson last Sunday. All our farmers are through plant ing beets and some ase almost ready to thin. Miss Marie Whitlow closed a very successful term of school at the Star school on the north side. Mr. Wilkerson of Lamar has rent ed the Berry land on the east end of the lane, for the coming season. Miss Mattie Turner closed a sac csssfnl term of school st Prowers on the sth of May. GsiNifiNO Isaac Empire Valley. Mrs. Russel Coats of Amity is vis itiog her father, E. P. Thurston, this week. The Big Bend people are not fal tering any in attempting to land the Sugar City and Holly railroad. While those in this valley wotiTil be glad to have such facilities from any source, can not well get away from the fact that connections with La mar would be the most satisfactory. The territory belongs to Lamar. The sugar beet area is about all planted, the larger part now up and being cultivated. Thinning will be - gin this week, and be general by the end of next week. Notwithstanding the weather is below normal the plants seem to be healthy and strong and making s rapid growth. Oar rural telephone company is extending its service. Thirteen lines connect with the central office, and carry ten to twelve phones on each line. Our farmers are the suo cessfnl folks, it matters not what is undertaken, arne’t they? Rio. President Roosevelt’s Tribute to Colorado. “I cannot tell von with what great pleasure I respond to your greetings again. Three weeks ago I passed through here on my way to my holi day. I have had it and enjoyed it to the full aud I guess I will be able to get through the rest of the four years all right. In this connection I wish to testify to the lirst-class qdality of the Colorado bear. He is hard to beat.” “As I travi-1 through your state, no matter what part of it 1 may be in, I am more and more impressed with the future it is destined to en joy. I doubt if you fully realize its full purport. Your mines, your The Greatest 25c Sale Ever Made in Lamar See the window at The Fair. Everything there goes for 25c while the sale lasts Lamar Souvenirs, Fancy Plates, Creamers and Pitchers, Pocket Knives and Cutlery, Glass Dishes, Nickle Coffee and Tea Pots, Pocketbooks, Shirt Waist Sets, etc. Everything; in window goes for 25c regard less of cost. Values run from 35c to 75c This Sale Will Last for Two Weeks Only Come early as goods are going rapid. Watch window for the new bargains offered daily 1 THE FAIR manufacturing industries, your grain oulture, your fruit orebarda aud your development in irrigation, all these impress me immensely. lam par ticularly impressed with the extra ordinary strides you have made in yoar irrigation systems. One indus try of the atate which can not be overlooked is the landscape industry. This is bound to be one of your best assets. The day will come when from the East aud the West people will come to see the remarkable scenery of Colorado and it will be come one of ibe holiday spots of the land. This morning we came over Tennessee pass, down over its rug ged mountains laden with snow into your feitile valleys and to the plains. The marvelous diversification of scenery is such that it oau soarcely be excelled. And as I have said be fore, what counts most is the high character of the average citizen. The average American citizen of the West is a man of whom we can all be proud and that’s one reason why you of the West have been able to perform such great tasks. It isn’t the things that we shirk in this life that count, bnt the things that we are able to do.”—Speech of Presi dent Roosevelt. Epoch-Making SHOE 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 CHURCH BROS. & EVERETT Cole’s Hot Blast Stoves f Latest Improved Heating and Cooking Stoves are,found at CARL BROS. Also Carries a Large Stock of Furniture, Hardware, Tinware, etc 8 Pages NUMBEH 49.