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VOLUME XX. DESERT TO BLOOM. Campbell System of Farming with out Irrigation Will Reclaim Arid Wastes of the West and Add Population. Eastern Colorado is to have a pop ulation of 2,000,000 people within the next ten years, and all the arid region between this city and the fertil parts of Nebraska and Kansas will blossom as the rosebush if the plans of the Colorado Association for scientific farming carry to comple tion. All this will be accomplished through the application of the “Campbell system of soil culture” to farming on a grand scale in the non waterable section of this state. Yesterday at a meeting of some 400 land owners held at the cham ber of commerce hall the association came into existence aud plans were formed not only for the reclamation of the soil, but also for the populat ing of that vast desert territory east of Denver, the eyesore of all travel ers, and the one spot to mar the beauty of the state. Already the membership of the association has reached the 500 mark, and it is claimed by those at the head of the movement that it will reach into the thousands before the year is past. It is said that every farmer and land owner in the irrigable and non irrigable West will, so soon as the objects of the new association are known, become a member. In the constitution of the associa tion its objects are stated as being “the dissemination of knowledge of scientific methods of treating the soil without irrigation in the regions of Colorado east of the Kooky moun tains, in western Nebrasba and Kan sas and Southern Wyoming, and the encouragement of immigration to the great pluins.” The membership is limited to those interested in tie “Campbell system,” aud land owners aud farmers. Yesterday, H. W. Campbell, the originator of the culture of the earth without the use of irrigation, lectur ed to those present at the first meet ing of the new association for more than an hour. He told them of the results of his own experience in other parts of the arid West and said in part: “My system is simple, for it con sists in the conservation of the moist ure in the soil rather than the put ting of more water on the ground. In the ideal condition of my method of culture only one crop can be rais ed on the same ground every second year. I believe in cultivating a part of every farm only once in two years. As much of a crop can be raised in this way as by farming the whole acreage and reaping only one-half the amount to the acre. “In the first place, my method contemplates the elimination of the crust of earth, that is ever part of the woes of the farmer. Plow the ground most thoroughly in the spring, with a fine harrow, keep the crust from forming during the sum mer when the rain falls. This method of destroying the crust as it comes should be continued all winter long. In the spring plant your crop, and if the results are the same as we had at the Pomeroy farm near Hill City, Kansas, your work will be well repaid. One half or a farm may be utilized all the time. Let half be in cultivation and half in preparation all year. “Enough moisture falls on the arid plains of the Western states to sup ply wheat and other cereals. The trouble is in allowing a crust to form. In the crust there are small pores through which the sun by cap illary attraction evaporates the water. When the crust is eliminated the pores are closed and the moisture stays in the ground. The summer rains and the winter snows 6vapor ate and are blown away because they cannot get to the lower surfaces of the earth. Snow will melt on brok en ground, but it will blow away when it falls on a hard, crust-like surface. “The success of my system de pends on the air as well as on the conserving of the water, lhe air plays an important part in farming, aud to obtain good results the at mosphere must be taken into con sideration.” The Lamar Register SPECIAL OUR BOOKS ARE HERE *I j | i"| f $ School Supplies of the special We have plenty of every- * ; kinds specified by the different thing you need. * teachers. You are sure to get GET YOUR LISTS READY I the right kind here. 1 1 OTICE 1 We are headquarters for all the books and sup plies used in the city and county schools. We have every book that* was adopted by the school boards YOU RUN NO CHANCES HERE IN GETTING WRONt BOOKS THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley. Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo. PROWERS COUNTY FAIR Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 30, 31, and September I. The secretary is arranging for a schedule of base ball games among some of the valley nines in addition to the many other attractive features of the fair. The entries for the various raceH are such as ensure au exciting pro gram for all lovers of the racing game, aud this important feature of the fair will surpass anything ever held here before. • • • The grounds are in excellent con dition and every indication points to the banner fair in the history of the valley in every respect, crowds, ex hibits, races, amusements, etc Everybody should take a few days off and enjoy the great event of the year. * • « Une of the great features of the fair this year will be the opportunity to inspect the new sugar factory which Manager Winterhalter has agreed to throw open to the public between the house of 0:30 a. m., and 4 p. m., on Friday, September Ist. SPEED PROGRAM. First Day, Augndt 30—Green trot and pace, Pntse SIOO, I mile heats, two beat in three, for Bent, Prowers, Kiowa aud Baca county horses. 2:20 Trot and Pace; Parse S2OO, 2:17 trotters eligible. Three-eights Mile Banning; Purse SSO, for Bent, Prowers, Kiowa and Baca county horses, catch weights. Half Mile Running; Purse SIOO. 2J Mile Cow Boy Relay Race; Purse SIOO, five horses, chaDge each half mile. Second Day, August 31—Free for All Trot and Pace; Purse $250. Three-eights Mile Running; Purse SIOO. Three-fourths Mile Running;Purse SIOO. Five. Mile Cow Boy Relay Race; Purse $l5O, five horses, change each mile. Third Day, September 1—2:35 Trot and Pace; Parse S2OO, 2:32 trotters eligible. Five-eights Mile Ranaing; Purse SIOO. orncixL irEnrsPArER ©a?" PRO’arEßs LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 23. 1905. 2:30 Tiot and Pace; Purse S2OO, for Bent, Prowers and Otero county horses. Five Mile Cow Boy Relay Race; Parse S2OO, five horses, change each mile. Half Mile Consolation Running; Purse SSO. KIRK MEN’S TOURNAMENT The cash purses for this event foot up $525 aud no entrance fee is re quired. The same rules as last year will prevail and the program will be the same and follows: First Dav—Speed Race, 200yards. Purse SIOO, $75 to first, $25 to sec ond. Second Day- Dry test, 200 yards. Purse $1.50; SIOO to first, SSO to second. One Mile Relay Race Purse $75; SSO to first, $25 to second. Third Day —Wet Test, 200 yards Purse $200; $125 to first, $75 to second. The mile relay race will be run in the afternoon at the fair ground, the balance of the races on Main street in the mornings. The Arkansas Valiev. The Arkansas Valley people had their usnal good luck in the Uintah drawing. They failed to get many prizes and will therefore have to stay in the valley which is far richer than anytbicg the new country has to offer. • • • Manager F. Weitzer, of the Rocky Ford factory, had the misfortune to be thrown from a buggy last week and broke both legs just above the ankles. He will be laid up quite awhile and just at the busiest season of the year. His many friends in the valley were glad to learn, how ever, that there was no danger of permanent injuries to him. • • • Rocky Ford has been forced to take a back seat in the melon busi ness this year. Las Animas takes the wbole front of the stage and all the lime light —and the cream, too. • * * The appropriations for road im provemeuts in Bent and Otero coun ties are to bo available at once, and these counties are also to benefit by haviug a valley mau in the auditor’s otlice. The Arkansas Valley for once doeH not bate to take a back sent in in the distribution of state favors. . • • The county commissioners at the session just closed selected the names of 3(H) taxpayers from which to draw the jury list for the October term of the district court. We notice the names of three newspaper men in the list selected. The great family journal hereby serves notice on the honorable board of county commis sionees that a law was passed at the last session of the legislature which exempts newpnper men from jury duty, also professional gamblers, county officials, justices of the peace, attornoys-at-law, and others of like ilk. Got wise.—La Junta Tribune. * * * The secretary of tbe State Fair Association is certainly wasting bis talents in that position. A copy of the advertising proposition he sent out to tbe valley papers recently would win him a good position witb the Oastoria or Cascarets companies, or any other concern that is trying to get advertising on its nerve instead of giviug up cash. The policy of the State Fail in trying to get S2O worth of advertising in exchange for 30 cents worth of privileges is the rawest we ever run up against. It is in marked contrast to the liberul policy of Secretary Maxwell of tbe Lamar association, and this accounts for the fact that the Lamar fair has the good will of all the neighboring towns. . • • For a distance of fifteen miles be tween Hilton and Lamar the Santa Fe has three hundred grading teams at work. The track is being raised from one to four feet. When this work is completed it will take a mighty big Hood to wash over tbe track. Up to Wednesday evening, Aug. 10, the melon growers of Bent coun ty hi led out twelve cars of canta laupen —seven from Woods station ami five from Las Animas. The average price so far is $5 a ceute in Chicago, aud will net tbe growers nearly $3 a crate —Bent County Democrat. Sheep for Sale. A bunch of young breeding ewes, i Good shearers. Gko. W. May. We Have No Room For Them ll’s Up to You to Take Advantage of this [Big Clearance Sale Commencing today, we will sell all our Summer Clothing at greatly reduced prices to make room for the new fall and winter stock now on the road. Remember that the Fair occurs this month. You want a new suit for the occasion, and you can save money by purchasing it now. It is all nice, clean stock, but we must have the room. All our $J.t Suit* Ain nn now s>lo.UU 1| * | A :r s *" s "'“ $16.50 L :sCl Suits All our $lB Suits /Kir* V II I - Is now vb I OaUU \ \ 1 , . . ... ■ viww Jl) M J I Only a few weeks now until /Is 1 I I 1 school opens. This is the op- All $l6 50 Suits Arq aa y L II f I portune time to buy a good now Q) I OiUU VI 111 l serviceable school suit for the y I \ll I boy. During this clearance All our $l5 Suits fK ICfl 7 1 sale all our Children’s Summer now tj) I ZaOU 1 Suits will be sold at A 'not l : soSui “ $lO.OO Qff All our $lO Suits Ofl now Cpo.UU EXCLUSIVE AGENT FOR DOUGLAS SHOES AND SWEET, ORR & CO. CORDUROY PANTS J. M. JOHNSTON .... LA/TAR’S LEADING CLOTHIER.... For Sadr A team of horses. En quire of Dr. J. S. Hasty. $20,000 j list received for farm loans. No delays. L. Wikt Markham. Register and Globe-Democrat $2 8 Pages NUMBER 11.