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VOLUME XX. County Notes. I From the Holly Chieftain I Four emigrant cars weie unload ed on the sidetrack at this place the first of the week. The new comers have bought land east of the arte sian well. Jacob Emig and M. A. Kemper are among the list of newcomers who are erecting Dew houses and making improvements on their land north of Amity. The E. E. linltor & Sons’ dry goods stock will not be closed out, as N. E. Butler has bought the same and will stock up and continue the business under bis name. Mr. But ler is a popular and successful young business man and with a new railroad in sight for Holly he de cided it would be foolhardy to abandon a business so well estab lished, so bought his mother and brother’s interests. * * * fFrom the Granada Times.] The reports of all our farmers show a splendidly prosperous yea Men have made enough to puy for the land on which the crop was raised this year alone. Can you ask for more? Do you want more? Doesn’t it seem queer that every town has a sot of citizens who net as if hurt at every improvement planned every bit of progress proposed, every advance made in the town, although every one of these things benefits the pained ones? Martin Graham has shown that he has been seized by the spirit of pro gress in our community. He pa - chased and presented the Catholio church with a new stove, aud is hav ing the alter built at his own ex pense. This is certainly a commend able action on Mr. Graham’s part, and should received the praise it de serves. Enriched by Their Farms. One of the striking features of the industrial year in Colorado has been theadvance in farming lands through out the state. It is safe to say that in the irrigated sections every acre ia being held today at double the price it would have been sold for a year ago. In the uon-irrigated regions lands then deemed worthless are valued at from five to twenty dollars an acre aud there has been a substantial movement to take up government lands that from the set tlement of the state have lacked claimants, so it can be said that all lands have advauced in value in something near the same degree. That closer tilling gives them the enhanced value can I e readily understood. Lands are worth what can be made out of them on a profit making scale compared with the in terest earning power of money other wise invested, and when the farmer discovers that by planting sugar beets he can net annually up to SSO an acre he is no longer going to part with his land at such prices as he has heretofore considered it worth. Eiwn at SIOO, $125 aud as high as S2OO an acie, which last figure is be ing offered for lands in sections par ticularly favored in the matter of ’water, the farmer knows no reason why he should sell his farm when there is no other investment availa ble that would return nearly so high a percentage on the investment. Because of the fuller realization of this condition, farmers thoughout the state have of late awakened to the fact that they are well-to-do, even rich men. It never dawned on them in such striking form before. They find that their farms are paying them better than the store of the average merchant pays him, more than tha average professional man makes in a yeai, and that their incomes from them has more of stability, can be depended upon with more certainty, than those of the so-called middle class of the country. As a rule the farmers of Colorado are men who some few years ago en tered land from the government under homestead, pre-emption or timber claim acts. They have lived on these lands a few years, made their living, gradually improved them out of the proceeds of the crops, with better houses and barns, reared their families amid healthy, The Lamar Register Beautiful Hand Decorated China at I=3 Off Regular Price Every piece of Haviland, Royal Vienna, Austrian, Royal Nippon and Japanese China in the house is included in this great re duction sale HIGH GRADE HAND-PAINTED IMPORTED CHINA at the Price of Ordinary Cheap Table Ware This is a sale that will never be equaled in Lamar. We have a wonderful lot of these goods, and we urge you to come at once and make your selections. THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo. aiHti and woman making surround ings and now find that the growth of the country and the improvement in farming conditions have made them more wealth than falls te the aver age man of business. They started poor. Few of them had morethan enough to enter the land, build a shack of a home and get a plough aud team of horses. They have liyed the nearest to in dependent lives and have, uncon sciously perhaps, built up an inherit ance for their children at the same time. It was not at all a bad thing for them to do; it would not be a bad thing for others to start doing now. They have by no meaus exhausted the field. There are lands yet open to settlement—millions of acres in the state—and the same that is be ing said of the men of the farms of today will be to say in a few years more of those who follow their ex ample this year. —Denver Republi can. Trust Mysteries. That sugar trust does perform mysterious wonders. It lays down sugar at Syracuse, Kansas, where freight rates are abont as high as they can be made, at a price to en able the merchants to sell eighteen ponnds of sugar for SI.OO. At La Junta and Las Animas, a short dis tance west of Syracuse, where four CHURCH BROS. & EVERETT Dealers In GROCERIES QUEENSWARE AND FURNISHINGS 5016 A 2 ents for the Celebrated “QUEEN QUALITY” Ok SHOES We also carry a large stock of other makes. When yon need anything in footwear, remember ©x'E'xcx.s.x. or covxtty LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 27, 1905 big factories turn out 1,000 slicks of sugar each day, the trm t fixes a price that prohibits merchants from selling more than fourteen pounds of sugar for sl.—Kansas City Journal. Lamar, Colo., Dec. 10, 1905. Christmas and New Year Holiday rates for the general publis —rates in Colorado, one fare for round trip. Other states one fare and a third for ronnd trip. Dates of sale Colorado, Dec, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Jhu. 1. Tickets may also be sold to Denver only Dec. 20th. Final return limit Jan. 2nd. Other states Except Col orado dates; sale Doc. 22,23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Jan, Ist Final return limit Jan. 4th. G. J. Garvin, Agt. LOST—About two weeks ago a pair of gold rimmed spectacles. Probably in W'-st part of town. Finder will be suit ably rewarded by returning same to Mrs. Isaac DeWitt. We have just recieved another car load of Furniture and have a tine assort ment to select from. Goods are right a'd prices are right. Come and see for yourself. Davis «fc Davis. UMHOIUnP JOHN McKINLEY, Prop. Room next Telephone Exchange Everything new and clean. Give ns a call if yon want a tirst-class shave or hair-ent GOLDEN RULE All goods priced in our window as advertised JUST A FEW FLYERS Until Jan. 19, 1906 Men’s Linen Collars 3c each $l.OO Comforts at 69c each Heavy Shoe Laces 1 pair (3 to a customcrs) -tt , o . $l.OO Blankets 10-4 at 09c each Towels 3c each (2 to a customers) Mucilage 4c bottle 50c Carpet Slippers at 35c each Ink 4 ° bottlc 50c Misses and Child’s Rub- Vaseline 4c bottle bers at 25c each 7 I-2c Outings at 4cperyd (1 pair to each customer) (14 yds to a customer) 50 c Men’s Underwear 25c each 7 I-2c Calico at 5c “ (2 to a customer) (io yds to a customers) 75c Men’s heavyjersey suits 49c each 8 I -3c Crash at “ (2 to a customer) (io yds to a customers) 25c Ladies Underwear 10c Percales (biokfold) u medium weight 17c each (10 yds to a customers) (3 to a customer) In future we shall issue our “Golden Rule profit-sharing cer tificates” to all customers wishing them. They are known all over Colorado, and are redeemable in Cash or Merchandise. We shall deliver all goods at either side of the track, if desired. GOLDEN RULE STORE SMART &. SIMON NORTH SIDE FEAST BNOCK 8 Pages NUMBER 29.