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VOLUME XX. County Notes. I From tbe Holly Cliieftian) I. N. Compton, of Belle Plaine, lowa, arrived here yesterday morn ing, and after taking a look over the country decided that this is the place to make money, and bought a farm. • • . W. F. McPherson, assistant post master, was taken suddenly ill while in the office last Friday morning. He was taken home, and while he has improved somewhat is still un able to gat out. • • . Fred Mohl had a party of home seekers out from the east, arriving yesterday morning. They were sur prised at the wet conditiou of the country as they had thought it never rained here. * * • William Rucker came out from Illinois Sunday. He was out here last fall and says he oould not farm again in Illinois after seeing this beautiful country, so he came back to get some land and try farming here. • • . Chas. Maxwell, manager of the Lamar Mill, was in Holly Saturday. Mr. Maxwell is secretary of the Prowers County Fair Association, and is devoting much of his atten tion to getting ready for the fair, to try to make it a farmers’ fair this year. • * • [From tb« Granada Time*.] Cline McDowell, son of Water Commissioner McDowell, came down from Lamar, yesterday, to visit with friends in this vicinity. • *• M. H. Spafford, who has beeu sta tion agent here almost continuously for the past nine year, was advanced to a like position at Syracuse, Kan sas, going to the latter point, Tues day. Mr. Spafford has often been offered better places, but has stead fastly refused to* accept until now. He is one of the best men on the road and confidence and good will of all the higher officials. He has the good wishes of all iu his new work at Syracuse, but our people are truly sorry to see him go. As soon as he secures a house, his mother and daughter will join him. The Arkansas Valley. The Kocky Ford papers brag that they have finer undertaking parlors than even Pueblo can support. Must be on awfully unbealhy place. Lamar is so healthy that oui one 1 undertaker has to rent part of his parlors to a Sunday school in order to pay rent. * * * The upper part of the valley has had the highest water known for many years the past week. The Picket Wire fortunately decided to 1 be good during this spell, and this part of the valley was saved serious damage. * * * The officers at Lamar chased two men and discovered that they were women in men’s clothes. You just can’t keep those Lamar fellows from chasing ’em on the slimmest kind of a suspicion.—Rocky Ford Gazette. 1 • • • Lawrence Lubers is too active, 1 both in head ane legs, to sit or stand around waiting for Opportunity to come up and hit him with a meat ax or club. He goes after business 1 himself. Last week he took a contract to thin ten acres of beets north of Caddoa, and gathering up a bunch of kids, went to work and thinned them in four days. Law renoe deposited half a hundred dol lars in the bank for his four days’ time. This week he is working an other bunch of peons on a field of beets. For a boy in knee pants he is doing well, and we predict he will beat his daddy into the attorney gen eral’s office if he keeps up this gait. —Bent County Democrat. * * * The sugar beet crop, already a favorite in the eyes of Arkansas val ley farmers has received another boost for popular favor by the results of the late hail storm. While the alfalfa suffered badly, and fruit was seriously damaged, and many canta The Lamar Register The Finishing Touch of a Nan’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. loupe fields Hammered to the extent of requiring replanting, sngar beets which had attained thinning size came out of the scrap with scarcely a scratch. The fields whioh looked most distressed tbe D3xt day after the hail are coming out iu good shape, and the amount of replanting to be done is compare tively very small. While the valley has many profitable special crops the sugar beet is bound to be <( the old reliable.'’ —Rocky Ford Enter prise. FOBT LYON MEETING. The stockholders of the Fort Lyon Canal met at the court house Monday, and considered the report of the committee appointed at the December meeting on reservoirs. The report of the committee was ac cepted, and the board of directors were authorized to continue the work of the committee to devise ways and means for the betterment of tbe water supply and they were also authorized to open up and put iu condition for use the Thurston res ervoir, north of Lamar. The board of directors met after the stockhold ers’ meeting and allowed the month ly expense bills. —Las Animas Lead er. • • • The other day Wm. Walker felt a lonesome feeliug which he couldn’t shake off creep into his every day existence, ho he concluded to go down to Lamar and see his old cron ies Roy Shaub and Tom Cooper. These two side partners met him at the station and the first thing they did was to buy a livery Btable and an ice cream joint, when the fun began. The one day visit ran into two and the amusement was getting warm with all hands in Lamar taking part. The third day was like unto second only more so, and what wonld have taken place on the, fourth goodness only knows for Bill pulled himself together and came home. For a three day stand of continuous amuse meat a livery stable and an ice cream joint can’t be beat says Bill. —Bent County Democrat. Arkansas Valley Immigration. That there has been a very rapid increase in population, wealth and industry in the Arkrnsas valley in the past ten years, does not admit of any doubt. The progress in Prow ers, Bent, Otero, Pueblo, Fremoot and Chaffee counties has been noth ing short of phenomenal, and trav OFPICIiL ITE-nrSFiLPEB OF FECOLrESvC CC.-OrXT'X-LT LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 14, 1905. elers through the valley can hardly believe that it is the same region that they saw ten or more years ago. And yet with all that has been done in the past, every one that is familiar with the resources of the valley and the means and methods that have been snccessful in secur ing its present development has su preme confidence in its ability to support a much larger population, to produce more numerous and larger cities and towns, to maintain more varied industries and to win far greater triumphs of trade and in dustry than belong to the record of the past. The proposition to establish an Arkansas valley immigration bureau, therefore, rests upon a very solid basis of fact, and there is ao excel lent prospeot of success. The meet ing that is to be held at La Junta on Tuesday may well be considered to be one of tbe most important ever brought together in the valley, and its results may meau a great deal to all our people. It ought to be bourne in mind, however, that the conditions as they qow exist in the Arkausas valley are quite different from those that ob tain in most regions to which immi gration is invited. There are no “cheap” lands in the Arkansas val vel in Colorado. Every foot of land that can be irrigated is valuable, and the new-comers must expect to pay more for a smaller tract of laud than they could secure iu some of the northern or western states where ir rigatiou is not piacticed. But the laud is worth all the money that is asked for it. Wheu we consider the productive ness of the soil, the certainty of water supply insuring the regularity of the crops, the salubrity of the climate both in snmmer and winter, the nearness of good markets, and other matters, the argument in favor of Colorado is one that cannot be re sisted by those that are familiar with all the circumstances. Bnt be canse those circumstances differ from those that commonly prevail in other parts of our country is all the more reason why our business lead ers should make it a pait of their dnty to supply reliable and intellig ible information regarding Colorado to those that would like to know about these things. The population of the Arkansas yalley may be doubled with mani fest advantage to all the oounties in eluded within its borders, but to do this successfully we must get hold of people that know what the condi tions of success and that are able to make the best of those con ditions. Fortunately the new immigration bureau starts out under tbe direc tion of those that are iu every way competent to insure its success, and under each auspices it can hardly fail to command tbe approval and interest of every* resident of this region.—Pueblo Chieftain. Kansas is Ahead. The appropriation of $■ 400,000 a few months ago by the legislature of Kansas for the purpose of construct ing a state oil refinery aroused much interest throughout tbo country. Comment upon the action in all sec tions of the country took a very wide range. The move was char acterized quite gom rally as socialist ic, bnt a great many who consider ed it unwise, acknowledged that it was the most available means to a much desired end. It was intended to save the people of Kansas from the Standard Oil octopus. Now comes the declaration from Kansas that already, before the re finery has beeu er**cted, and while the courts still are wrestling with the constitutionalit v of the appropri tion measure, the people of the state have received tbeir money back. The announcement of tbe intention of the state to erect a refinery very soon resulted iu the announcement of a reduction iu the price of refined oil to consumers, followed by other reductions, by all of which the peo pie of the state arc now saving mon ay at the rate of about $400,000 an nually. Furthermore, according to the calculations of the business men of tbe Sunflower state, they have re ceived advertising throughout the country that will be worth many times $400,000 to Kansas within the next few years. The refinery project, they argue, »%bur g | THE FAIR Queensware Glassware CJhinaware Graniteware (Copper ware has shown the world that Kansas is not afraid to grapple with a trust that has been snccessful in driving to cover extensive commercial iuto rests, not only in this country but anywhere on earth that oil is to be found. Good for Kansas! Her people are as willing as those of any of her neighboring states to save money and to gaiii prestige, and if it can be accomplished at the expense of “the system” Kansas is willing. There seems to bo nothing the matter with Kansas. Colorado Spiings Telegraph. $6,250.000 For Sugar Beets. Here are the facts about Colora do’s sugar beet industry for 1905 roughly estimated for the Gazette by J. R. McKiuuie, of tbe Western Sugar and Land company. Colorado’s total acreage 125,000 acres in divided as follows: Arkan sas valley, 38,000; Grand river val ley, 7,000; northern Colorado, 80, 000 Total crop, 1,250,000 tons. At $5 a ton Colorado farmers will realize, $0,250,000. Sugar output, 125,000 tons. At SBO a ton, Colorado manufac turers will receive $10,000,000. Realized by manufacturers from bi-products, $2,000,000. Cost of labor and process of man ufacture, $2,500,000. Cost of coal, coke and lime, sl,- 500,000. Total investment in Colorado sugar beet factories, $ 12,000,000. Net interest on total investment, 8 per cent. Colorado coal, coke and lime deal ers get the benefit of the $1,500,000 spent for these materials and Colo rado sheep and cattle growers get the bulk of tbe profits from the tons of pulp and beet tops. A consider able portion of tbe money raised from bi-products is realized from molasses. ” 'VSjL 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 Style* 50c extra Paat eolor Eyelet* 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. 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