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VOLUME XX. County Notes. TFroin the Holly Chieftain I Wm. Heed, a wide-a-wake real es tate agent of Waterloo, lowa, was here last Friday and Saturday with a party of fonrteen people from his locality, who were looking for new homes. • • • W. E. Benson, Jr., of Kansas City, arrived here Saturday morning and has made up his mind to locate here. Hr. Benson is a first class photograper and intends to estab lish a studio here. He is also a printer and as a side line will assist in the Chieftain office occasionally. • • • U. M. Beachy of Ottawa, Kansas, agent for the Amity Land company, was here last Friday and Saturday. He brought out fifteen men with him, some of whom came to work at the factory and in the beet fields and some came to look at the country with a view of selecting a location. • * * James Mitchell and family of La mar, were in Amity, Tuesday. He intends to move baok to Amity in a few days. • * • Cash Stanley exhibited some corn, milo maize and broom corn in this office yesterday that he raised on his ranoh in the south part of Kiowa oounty without irrigation. The corn is firm on the cob and as well de veloped as any (hat was ever raised anywhere. The milo maize is well headed and Mr. Stanley says that he has thirty tons of it. He has raised five hundred tons of feed on on his ranch this year and will feed it all to cattle. He has the utmost faith in "dry farming'* in this county and thinks good crops can be grown every year, if the right method of cultivating is adopted. • • • f From tbeOranada Times.] Sheriff Qeo. H. Thomas was here, Saturday, summoning jurors for the November term of the district oourt. • * • J. N. Morgan & Son had seven acres in cantaloupes, this year. From this acreage, they shipped 1050 crates receiving over SI.OO per crate for them. Seven acres producing over $l5O per acre on the melon crop, makes those people who say land is too high seem to be in error. When a man can pay for his land and have money left the first year, it is not sold too high is it? Telephone Facts. Considerable comment has been heard the past week in regard to the Big Bend Rural Telephone line to Lamar being out of order nearly two days, and also about the service in general between the two centrals, and I believe this calls for an ex planation. As to the line being out of order, will say that this was oc casioned by a break somewhere upon the Bell line. The rural lineman notified the Lamar office Tuesday and it was repaired Wednesday. In the meantime the Bell agents were canvassing among the Rural sub scribers, calling their attention to the inferior seryice to Lamar and offering to accept their Big Bend stock and telephones in exchange for service. Less than three years ago H. T. Vaille, the Bell construction agent begged the farmers to sign the ex isting oontraot, assuring them that his oompany was willing that they should exist, and that his company "did not want to restrict them in any.” Nearly two years ago the rural oompany offered to build and main tain a second trunk line to the city limits, but the Bell company insist ed upon an inoome of ten dollars per month for connecting, showing plainly that they are not satisfied with anything that does not help to fill their coffers, and recently had their agents at work "oleaning up the trouble they had heard com plained of among their subscribers, in getting communication with the people on the North side.” True, the Bell company oannot be compelled to connect with another line, and the rural company has agreed, "not to build or operate any exchanges in Lamar, Las Animas or Junta or connect with other sys The Lamar Register The Best Drug Store Service We offer the best service it is possible for you to get anywhere, the largest and most complete stock of absolutely pure Drugs and Medicines, and the most experienced and expert druggists We solicit your patronage, and guarantee you most complete satisfaction in every particular THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley Postoffice Building, Lamar, jColo. terns at those places before April 1, 1908.” But, presumably through an oyer sight on the part of the Bell, judg ing from their many sharp warnings to the contrary, the rural company is still at liberty, with the consent of the city oounoil, to install one or more telephones in the city of La mar, to facilitate communication with the North side, providing no exchange is permitted between any two telephones within the city limits, and this the rural company is pre pared to do in the near future. The rural company has never aspired after conquests and has pos itively declined requests to install telephones under the Amity, and has but three over the river, two at the Lamar sugar factory and one at the Prowers store,which also has the Bell; but they do not propose to sit idly by and allow the requests for better service to go unheeded. E. R. Hobbs, Mgr. The Big Bend Rural Telephone Co. What T. C. Henry Says About Dry Farming. "It is true that larger crops have been raised by means of what is known as the 'dry farming or Camp bell system, but it must be remem bered that they were raised at an extra expense. 'Dry farming’ un questionably will raise better orops than by ordinary tillage, but it will be at much increased ratio of ex pense. "I farmed in Kansas too long not to know what that state can do. When I raised my big wheat crops in the middle of the 70s it looked as if it could always be done; but there came a whole decade when we had only about half enough rain, and stirring the ground every day would not have made it moist. I have seen many a field in Colorado and western Kansas where the ground was so dry that seed did not sprout for months. How could one 'con serve' moisture when no rain fell? An old fashioned dry year will tell the story. "The ‘dry farming’ disoussion and advocacy dees do this, however: It induces better fanning and more oareful tillage. On the high plains region there has been much slip shod farming, putting in Heed with out plowing and trusting to lhck and weather. The preaching of the 'dry farming’ advocates is deep plowing and cultivation and that is bring ing about better agriculture. It means that the plainH region will get out of the climate and soil all that ia possible, which is all that OPPICIAL Or PRO-3TEES CCTTITTT LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 1. 1905. could be expected. It is not possi ble to make over the climate merely by extra harrowing of the plowed fields,’’ —Chieftain. Stand Pat. It is indeed passing strange, in view of the unprecedented prosper ity that abounds all over the United States, that any one should even suggest, much less advocate and fight for, a change in the natiou’s beneficient tariff laws, and, on the other hand, it is only natural that other countries which are not enjoy ing the fruits of protective legisla tion such as brought this country out of industrial darkness into the glorious light of good times, pros perity and peace should wait with eagerness for the day when they too, shall have a system of laws pro viding for protection to home indus tries that means so much for the manufacturer, for the laborer and for the mechanic. If every mill, shop and factory in the United States wasn’t running to its full ca pacity, and in many cases working over time; if every man who wants work was not employed at better wages than he ever before received; if we lived in a soup house era, as we did from 1893 to 1897; in short, if everybody wasn’t busy and had no reason to complain,there might be some sense and a reason for trying some new experiment; but in view of all the facts in the case, what earthly reason that will bear exam ination can be given for a change at this time or any other time until conditions are less favorable to all classes than they are now. Tinker ing with the tariff is sure to be fol lowed by loss of confidence, the clos ALFALFA SEED™™ We want to buy your alfalfa seed and will pay the highest price the market will allow. New seamless sacks furnished free. We have the best threshing coal ever brought to town. Don’t fail to get our terms and prices before contracting. Yours for Good Crops and Prices, STRAIN BROS. ing of shops, mills and factories, un employed labor, hjtrd times, the re opening of the H' 'Up houses and suf fering and distress. This has al ways been the result of attacks upon the American protective system. "Stand pat” and "let well enough aloue.”—Fort Collins Courier. LAND FOR SALE Estate of W. J. McGavick, deceased, consisting of 210 Acres near Rocky Ford. No Better Land in the Valley for Beets, Cantaloupes, etc. I will be in Rocky Ford about the middle of Nov. at the El Capitau Ho tel to sell the above land to settle the estate. Will sell in lots of 40 acres each if desired. One pieceof 10acres improved, also one 40 improved. Un der Rocky Ford, Catlin and High Line Ditches. Has been worked this vear by Beu Fisher, Ira Webb aud Frank Millen. Letters sent to me, or in care of above Hotel at Rocky Fold will receive attention. JAS. E.McGAVIOK, Executor 204 Oakland Boulevard, Chicago UNION HOTEL BARBER SHOP JOHN McKINLEY, Prop. Room next Telephone Exchange Everything new and clean. Give us a call if you want a first-class shave or hair-cut Blank ejt tracts For sale at this office Two for Five Cents THE OOLDEN RULE STORIE NORTHS IDE, PEAST BLOCK PAY DAY SPECIALS Boy's School Suits worth $1.50, special 98c Men's Heavy Mixed Suits worth $5, special $3.25 Men's Heavy Jersey Shirts worth $l, special 69c Men's Fur-lined Caps worth sl , special 60 & 65c Ladies' Fleeced worth 50c special 34c Ladies' Sateen Skirts, extra heavy quality with 20 in. pleated umbrella ruffles, worth $2, spc $1.49 Ladies' good quality night gowns, full size well made and nicely trimmed, worth 75c, special 69c Beautiful Silk Waists, made of fine quality Peau de soi, in all colors, well worth $5.00 special price $3.76 Overcoats, Underwear High top Shoes for everybody THE GOLDEN RULE STORE NORTHSIDE, FEAST BLOCK SMART & SIMON, Props. 8 Pages NDMBEB 21.