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VOLUME XX. County Notes. [From the Holly Chioftalnl Geo. D. Robinson and J. T. Ad kins of Lamar, were in the city on business yesterday. * * * Ed. Pettee, son of Harry A. came proudly marching thru town Sunday with a large bobcat he killed along the river bottom. He sold the hide to Earl Stevenson for mounting. • * . The Santa Fe west bound fast freight stopped here yesterday to pick up three cars of tools aud sup plies cousisting mainly of derrick, hoisting engine, and cables,for use in the construction of the Swiuk factory. This is the first time in the iistory of Holly that a fiast train as stopped to pick up freight. • * * A force of men representing the Rock Island Railroad company were in the neighborhood of Amity Wed nesday making a locating survey for a road thru this country. Nothing definite is obtainable ns to what points it will touch or what its des tination may be. Irrlsated District Law Sustained. A great victory was gained for the cause of irrigation in Colorado when the supreme court sustained the con stitutionality of the inigation dis trict law. This action was taken yesterday in the ca*-e of tbo Grand valley irrigation district, and its significance is evident to every one who has given any thought to the subject of irrigation by private en terprise and especially to the de velopment of irrigation systems un der the terms of this act. So long as the constitutionality of the district law had not been sub jected to the test of a supreme court decision, there remained a question concerning the validity of bonds is tued for the construction of ditches nd reservoirs to be redeemed through the collection of taxes on the property benefited. This ques tion was at no time serious in the minds of lawyers, hut it hung as a oloud over every enterprise and checked the sale of bonds and hence the development of irrigation inte rests. The full value of the decision be comes all the more apparent when it is considered that the extensive de velopment of irrigation in the future of this state depends in the main on what may be done under the dis trict law. This involves no dispar agement of what the reclamation service of the federal government may do in connection with the com paratively small number of projects that may come within the sphere of its operation. But the reclamation service is more or less restricted to vast undertakings, too great and in volving too large an investment of capital for private enterprise. For the success of practically all projects whether entirely new or for the pur pose of supplementing or perfecting enterprises already in existen.ce, the * people will have to look in the main to the irrigation district law and the the possibilities contained in its pro visions. Had this exceedingly important legislative enactment been declared by the supreme court to be uncon stitutional or invalid for any other reason, the deoißion would have fall en as a blight upon the hope of near ly every part of the state. Hardly a single important locality is witnout some such enterprise, contemplated or already on the way, and to every such community the decision of the supreme court sustaining and un holding the law will come as wel come news and the promise of great things to be accomplished in the future.—Denver Republican. Rhodes Memorial Too Massive. The equestrian statue of “Physical Energy,” made In London, to he erect ed on the Matoppo Hills, South Africa, as a memorial to Cecil Rhodes, has been found too bulky and heavy for the journey. It now lies In an ex press company’s yard until a decision is reached as to what shall be done with 1L Already the Limit. "What will I do If my bathing suit happens to shrink?” asked the fair girl. “Then,” said her chum, "you will probably have to resort to a barrel. The Lamar Register SPFCIAI SAI F OF CROKINOLE AND CARROM BOARDS Now is Your Opportunity to Buy These Very Best of Game Boards at Less Than Cost 4-Surface Board, made from curly ma- Regulation boards, reg. price 3.50, now 2.50 $4%0, r n O ow r 100 game3 ' T 6gUlar PHOe S 3 oo De Luxe boards, reg. price 3.00, now 3.00 High-class crokinole and carrom board, Ordinary 29-inch boards, 2.00 reg. now 1.50 regular price 3.60, now - 2.50 Ordinary 24-inch boards, 1.75 reg. now 1.40 All these Boards except the last two have revolving tables included, also a full equipment of men and materials for play THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo. New Railroad Sure Dirt Will Soon Be Flying on 'Em La mar, Las Animas and Rocky Ford Railroad Mr. Cbanniog M. Ward, general construction manager of the new railway sistem, has rented rooms in the Huddleston block and opened np the general offices of the railway in Lamar. He has three corps of engineers now in the field, twenty seven men in all, making the sur veys for the road, and they will soon be ready fur the contractors to iignre on the grading work. It will only be a short time now until the actual work on the new road will be under way. Practically the entire right of way for the road has now been se cured, and it is positively stated that it will be ready for the beet crop for the season of 1900. The farmers who had to haul crops ten or twelve miles to market or not raise them can all now secure the advant age of a short haul, as there will be sidings for the loading of beets, grain and other crops every three miles along the line of the road. This will make the entire Lamar re gion a rich sugar beet producer. After an examination of the coun try, which will feed the new road, Mr. Ward has decided to bnild two additional spurs that will bring al most the entire country tributary to Lamar in easy hauling distance of a siding. One spur will run from the point where the road tarns west, live miles north of Lamar, straight north to the James school house, and the other runs northwest from the point where the railway crosses the Bent county line to a point in 14- 21-48. The first line will reach all of the fine May valley section and the second will strike the center of the rich Big Bend, both will be heavy feeders for the main line and will help insure the road a profitable traffic. This system will be of inestimable benefit to both Prowers and Bent counties, and the proposed extension of the lino east from the bend uorth of Lamar will give Prowers county orncixi. uxxxropjLPEß ow rsiO'nrEr.c oomrrr LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 10. 1900. the largest available beet acreage of any county in the state of Colorado. Little Baca County Girl's Latter. This thirty-first day of December I received from 8. W. Smart and M. Simon, proprietors of the Golden Rule Store, of Lamar, the most love ly doll I ever saw. Dolly is valued at $50.00 and received the highest award at the Columbian Worlds Fair at Chicago in 1803, is 42 inches high. She was made in France, of bisque, has large blue eyes, natural rich brown carls which bangs almost to her waist, she is a jointed dolly and can stand, sit up, reach ont her arms (for mama,) go to sleep, and do almost every thing any baby can do except walk and talk. I am prond of my dolly and wish to express my thanks to Messrs. Smart and Simon, also to my papa who drew the prize by getting the most votes, iu some way from the Golden Rale Store. Yonrs with thanks, Greta Lasley. Vilas, Colo. With the March Designer begins an exceedingly interesting continu ed story, “A By-Path in Altruria,” by Mrs. Sousie Bouchelle Wright, whose clever short stories are well known to magazine readers. It is charmingly and appropriately Ulus trated by J. A. Williams, and will run through several numbers. Craig S. Thomas contributes one of bis characteristic articles, “The seeds of Trees,” accompanied by reproduc tions of photographs made by the author, and Anne O’Hagen supplies a most laughable little comedy, “A Question of Etiquette,” for three performers. The two special fash ion articles this month, aside from the regular showing of new Stand ard designs, comprise “Confirmation Costumes, and “Lingerie Blouses and Shirt-waist Costumes,” both particularly seasonable. GOLDEN RULE STORE We Offer for 30 days beginning Wednesday, Jan. 10. a reduction of 10 on Entire Shock We Also Give Away One $50.00 BED ROOM SET Particulars given at the store SMART & SIMON CHURCH BROS. & EVERETT Dealers In GROCERIES QUEENSWARE AND FURNISHINGS / Sole Agents for tke Celebrated JUSSt! “QUEEN QUALITY” SHOES We also carry a large stock of otber makes. When yon ueed anything in footwear, remember Register and Globe-Democrat $2 MOKTON STRAIN, President J. W. PAXTON. Vice Pree. L. K. ADAMS. Ceeliler CAPITAL $BO,OOO THE STATE BANK OF LAMAR LAMAR, COLORADO DIRECTORS MORTON STRAIN J. W. PAXTON L. K. ADAMS W. L. MORKHOCBK J. W. ZOLLAES B. T. McCLAVR A. DKKTER We wnnt your business, large or email, and offer every I facility consistent with safe and conservative huntafa^ Accounts Received Subject to eheck. Money Orders Sold DAVIS & DAVIS Dealers In New and Secondhand Purniture QUEENSWARE, STOVES AND RANGES Ageots for All staudard makes of BICYCLES ■ AND ■ BICYCLE ■ REPAIRS General Repair Wort a Specialty Ammunition-Guns and Wheels Por Rent ’ West Side Main St ’Phone No. 92 Ri 8 Pages NUMBER 81.