f Prom the Holly Chieftian)
W. W. Reynolds was in Holly Sat
urday and Sunday.
• * *
Wallace Robinson, of Lamar was
a Holly visitor Tuesday.
• * •
Four steet lamps were put up by
Marshal Baxter Wednesday. These
lights will be a great help to the be
wildered wanderer who seeks his
home in the small hours of the morn
. • •
J. G. Carson sold his farm last fall,
but he had grown so enthusiastic
over sugar beet raising that he could
not resist the temptation to go at it
again this year. He now has out
thirty acres and says he has a better
prospeot than ever before.
• * •
A party of O. Olson’s Minnesota
friends were looking over this coun
try Friday and Saturday. They
were so well pleased with its pres
ent appearanoe and future outlook
that they each bought farms before
returning home. These gentlemen are
all well to do and successful farmers
and their favorable impression of
this country will be the means of
many others ooming out from that
• • •
[From the Amity Optimist.]
D. H. Coker laat Tuesday purchas
ed the machinery and fixtures of the
Holly bottling works and removed it
to Amity and will oonduct the busi
ness from here in the future. Mr.
Coker is an adept in the work and in
every way qualified to make it a suc
cess. In the manufacture of cold
drinks only pure artesian water will
be used and the produot will be far
above the standard in quality. He
has everything in shape and can fill
all orders, large or small, for any
thing in the oold drink line. It will
be known as the Crystal Mineral
Water Bottling Works.
• • •
At the homeof the bride’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Manning, Wednesday
evening May 24, at 6 o’clock, Miss
Lulu Manning and Mr. Ellery Vin
cent were united in marriage by his
honor, Justioe J. H. Newman, Mr.
Vinoent is one of the old time and
prosperous north side farmers while
the bride has long been an Amity
favorite. Immediately after the cer
emony the bride and groom went
out to Mr. Vinoent’s ranch where the
bride was introduced to the new
home prepared for her. The Opti
mist extends congratulations and
credits them with a year’s subscrip
tion in accordance with our offer to
the first couple getting married in
[From the Granada Times.]
Sheriff Thomas was a Granada yia
Dr. C. S. Wilson of Lamar, was a
Granada visitor, last week.
W. E. Woodcock has resigned as
carrier on the rural free delivery
route, his resignation taking effect
on the 31st inst. Mr. Woodcock
has been an efficioent carrier and his
record has been first class, all the
patrons of the route speaking well
of him. The next on the list of
eligible carriers for this route was
Chas. M. Scriven and he has receiv
ed his appointment and takes charge
June Ist. Mr. Scriven is a young
man qualified in every way for the
place and will without doubt give en
J. S. McOlung returned from his
visit to Ohio, last Sunday morning,
accompanied by his charming bride.
Mr. MoGlung and Miss Maggie
Neptune were married at Dexter
City, Ohio, on May 7, 1905. The
bride, an exceptionally charming
young lady, is a neice of W. H. Mor
ris, of this place, at whose home a
gathering of relatives welcomed the
happy couple, last Sunday, so she is
far from being among strangers in
her new home. All who have met
\ her here are already her friends and
cannot speak too highly of her. The
groom is a very successful ranchman
of this section, whose education, in
tegrity and worth, together with the
splendid record made by him as a
The Lamar Register
The Finishing Touch of a Nan’s
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
THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY
The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley. Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo.
member of the board of oounty com
miseiouera, haa made him favorably
known all over the oounty. The
Times, together with their many
other friends, wiahee Mr. and Mrs.
McGlung a happy wedded life.
The Arkansas Valley.
The stockholder! of the Farmers’
ditch et their meeting Wednesday
afternoon fixed the price of a took to
thoae who desira to get into the
ditch so that they oan take water
from the government plant. The
price was fixed et six dollars an aore
which is the ooet to the present own •
ere of the ditch. When the ditch ia
turned over to the Water Associa
tion the stock of the present com
pany will be counted as oaah. Aa
the government proposition ia bettar
understood the opposition to it grows
less, and there ia now no donbt that
an acreage exceeding the capacity or
the pumping plant will be obtained.
—Garden City Herald.
• • •
The hail storm that dasoended upon
us aboat 8 o’clock last night waa one
of of the most generally destructive
that was ever pulled of ia the Ar
kausas valley. Beginning et Ne
pesta, the storm of rain, hail and
lightning came east with a rash
and covered the entire valley aa far
east at least as La Junta. Hail cov
ered the entire yalley, thongh there
was added severity in epofca and
streaks. For instance, in the coun
try southeast of this city the ruin
was almost complete, all vegetation
being pounded into the ground,
while in the city limits the damage
was muoh lighter. Hon. J. H.
Crowley estimates the damage to his
fruit crop at about 90 per cent, or
$ 10,000. There ia time yet for the
replanting of beets and cantaloupes
aod garden truck and we are glad
that our farmers are determined to
make the best of a bad situation.
One man living northeast of town
went into his fields immediately after
the storm, saw the cdhdition of his
crops by tbs flashes of lightning,
and went back to the honse and pat
some cantaloupe seed to soak for re
planting. The storm was bad
enough, but might have been worse.
—Rocky Ford Gazette.
• • .
The prohibitionists won the elec
tion contest at Rocky Ford and both
they and the La Junta saloons are
OPPICIAX. ITETJrSPX.PER OP PEOISTEES CC'
LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. MAY 31, 1905.
Prosperity haa struck the Syracuse
cuse Journal at least hard enough
for the proprietor to build a new
home for the paper.
A horse hitched on the street of
Las Animas last week suddenly
broke through the street aod fell in
to a deep hole, which was revealed.
It is supposed to be tue hole which
the old Bent county gang pulled in
after them when they were bit by
the avalanche of new voters ia 1887.
• • *
The Mauzauola Sun publishes a
defence of the oanniag trust which
we would like to reprint, bat it
sounds so muoh like the one old
Jawn D. aeot us without any check
enclosed for pnblication charges,
that we fear they might get mixed.
The river has been breaking all
records for steady high water for the
past week or sd, and it is feared that
Kansas will get so wet the lawyers
on the state gang will lose their Col
orado suit graft.
America’s Naval Advancement.
According to a well known naval
authority in Europe, the United
States is soon to lead all the coun
tries exoept England in naval
strength. England is first and
stands a chance to be for several de
cades. Germany leads the United
Slates in first class battle ships now,
and will continue to lead it for two
years. At the end of 1908 we will
be ahead of Germany to the extent
of one big battle ship. This is on
the basis of vessels already under
construction or wbicn baye been
But America’s aggregate tonnage
by the end of 1908 will be tnneb su
perior to Germany’s. Onrs will be
333,847 tons and hers 250,557.
This will give ns a superiority in
naval strength much greater than
the one additional vessel would in
dicate. We will be a long way
ahead of*Germany by that time, too
in first class cruisers. We will also
lead France by that time in that
type of vessel, for though France
will be a little ahead of ns in num
ber of cruisers ours will be larger
and newer than hers.
By 1908 tho United States will
bold the second place as a naval
power, leading France and Germany.
Russia is out of the recokoning now,
at least for the time. The destrnc
tion of many of her big vessels re
duces ber to a low rank among the
nations in naval power, and Bhe will
remain low until her new uavy is
built after the war. is al
lowing both Germany and the Unit
ed States to gain on her, and we will
be ahead of ber three years hence.
By that time Germany will be up
with France in naval strength, which
is something that nobody H few years
ago supposed would come so easy.
With France, however, in virtual al
liance with England she need care
little for Germany’s advances in
naval strength. There has beau a
great shifting in the alignments of
the nations in the past few years,
and this will have au influence on
naval construction by some of the
powers. The United States, owing
to the length of its coast line, to the
extent of its colonial possessions, and
to the expansion in its trade with
Asia and the rest of the world, will
be obliged to take an 1 hold a naval
rank but little below England’s.
Eventually we will lead England in
That Water Suit Graft.
It is stated that another appropri
ation of $15,000 will be aHked of the
legislature to pay lawyers for con
tinuing the Arkansas river graft
suit. This suit is one of the most
joyous affairs for the lawyers Kan
sas has ever concocted and there is
no telling when it will end. It is
pretty certain where it will end.
The states of Colorado and Kansas
will jaw over the inalter a few years,
a few thousand pages of testimony
will be taken and it will drop out of
The Arkansas river rises in Colo
rado and Colorado people use it gen
erously in watering the broad valley
from La Junta eastward. It is
mighty unlikely that the courts will
say to Colorado: You must not use
this water but must let it run over
into Kansas so it can be used there.
It is not even sustained that the
Warhurg | THE FAIR
river’s How in Kansas is less today
than it was twenty years ago, the
theory being that in the porous,
sandy soil of the valley the water
□sad for irrigation seeps through
to feed the river again below the
ditches, thus serving a double pur
Of course the lawyers want the
suit continued. If they can keep it
up twenty years they will get SIOO,
000 or more out of it. If the state
of Kansas would use the money it is
spending on this matter and put it
into intelligent experiment for de
termining just what the Western
Kansas Arkausas valley can raise
profitably under present conditions
it would show much more intelli
gence. —Abilene Reflector.
A Dream That May Come True.
High license in New Mexico is be
coming fierce, and it is not so worse
in Colorado. In the town of Ros
well the annual license is $2,000,
and must bo gaid in advance for tho
whole year. The gambling license
has also been doubled and mast be
paid annually in advance. Over in
Lamar two hundred and sixty citi
izens have petitioned the city dads
not to grant saloon licenses during
the coming year. The wild and
wooly west is evidently on the verge
of becoming Rocky Fordized. Susan
B. Anthony recenlty made the state
ment that “out in Colorado where
equal suffrage prevails nearly every
town in the state has gone dry.
Even Denver, one of the most cor
rupt cities in America, has almost
been cleansed.” Susan 8., evidently
has not visited Colorado of late
years, but it begins to look as though
her pip® dream may come true. —
La Junta Tribune.
All kinds of Screen Doors at Lamar
$20,000 just received for farm loans.
L. Wirt Markham.
If you condense the last ten years! into paragraphs
describing woman’s progress, one of these would be
They arc 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 Hre Right
CHURCH BROS. & EVERETT
lrt rrnaiT'a'iwuß3—i—^——— i^
t Cole’s Hot Blast Stoves
Latest Improved and
Cooking Stoves are found at
Also Carries a Large Stock of
Furniture, Hardware, Tinware, etc
xml | txt