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voun xx. County Notes. TFroa the Holly Chieftain I Leon Batter of Lamar came io Sunday on No. 8 to visit bia broth er and family, N. E. Butler. .*• Chaß. Maxwell, the newly elected mayor of Lamar, was a visitor in Holly Sunday. We bad the pleas ure of a nice little chat with him while here and hope that he may find his way clear to come down often, as he is a very affable gentle man. • • • The Arkansas river bridge south of town has been completed during the past week and the people who live down toward Ooolidge are all ordering their mail delivered thru the poßtoffice at Holly. This will likely prove one of the best business getters this town has had given to it and now our business men should go after this trade, using every means that is at their command. This opens up a large territory for us to draw from. * * * [From tlmOrauaila Times.) Mi «s Dena Peterson was in Gra nada the first of the week looking after her interests iu this viciuiti. She left for Lamar Tuesday, but says she will soon return and start a bakery here. • • • The business done by the Santa Fe depot at this point during the month just passed exceeds the busi ness done by them during the cor responding month iu 1005 by SI,OOO. This certainly speaks well for Graua da. • * * A number of young men of Gra nada and vicinity held a meeting Tuesday evening for the purpose of organizing a baseball club. J. L. Mayfield was elected manager, Geo. R. Momyer captain and D. Ivan Clowe, treasurer. A membership list was taken and each member as sessed SI.OO to start a fund to defray the expenses of the club. A com mittee was appointed to buy mits, bats, balls, etc. It was voted that no games be matched to be played on Sundays. This a good move and should be encouraged by the busi ness men and citizens of Granada. The boys are to have their first prac tice Friday evening and expect to have a game in the near future. Arkansas Valley Notes. The oounty commissioners of .Otero, Bent and Prowers counties tenet here Monday, with the county Attorneys and treasurers of eaoh •county and held a consultation re ; garding tho refusal of the Santa Fe trailroad to pay its taxes. They de ferred action until the state board of •equalization should be consulted and iif possible interest them in the mat ter, as it is the assessment of the state board to which the railroad company objects and refuses to pay. —Las Animas Leader. • • • The farm house of Frank Krey bill near Gageby, burned down on the night of April 12, Eugene Black burn and wife, who were in bed when aroused by the fiames that came from a smoke house in the rear smd were briven through the house by the high wind prevailing at the time. The only water on the place was in a cistern close to tho smoke bouse and it could not bA obtained oq account of the heat. The loss was total; on the house SI,OOO, and furniture $300; no insurance. —Las Animas Leader. • • • Wednesday afternoon about 4:30, at the beginning of the storm, lightening struck the barn being built'by M. G. Anderson, just west of town, killing Mr. Anderson and Joseph Chritton instantly, besides stunning a fellow workman, Tom Edwards. Mr. Anderson was work ing in the loft patting in a load of bay and Mr. Chritton and Mr. Ed wards were working below finishing the stalls of the barn to be ready for the horses that night. The lighl ning struck the peak of the roof go ing through the barn. Both men were struck on the left side of the head as the hair was burned on that side. Mr. Anderson’s hat was torn to shreds and the shoes of both were The Lamar Register OURSODAFOUNTAIN jewelry and optical goods , r , You must have confidence in the man that sells you jewelry We just received from direct importers a quantity of tine , , , , , „ . „ , , . ~T , * , , r , as it is so easy to decieve the public and so hard to tell the genuine Limes. Come in and try a glass of “Lime Ade made from the , ~, . . , ~ _ , - /-■ c j trom the cheap shoddy goods sold by unscrupulous dealers and ped genuine. Remember you can get the finest Ice Cream boda, , , , t _ , , r dlers. We guarantee every article we xi;cly asrepresent- Lemonade, etc. Like you used to get —at our fountain. , ~, , ed and will cheerfully refund your money should it prove otherwise. SOUVENIR CARDS | When you need a good article don't be bored by curbstone brok . . ... r o • ers and peddlers, but come where you can get what you want and We have secured at quite an expense, a quantity of oouvemr , , . . Postal Cards “Lamar View,” call and get a supply while they last ° W 1 ‘ S as rc P rese nted. and send them to your friends, not only as a remembrance, but to FINE WATCH repair work OCR specialty advertise Lamar. Only 2 for sc. Burnt leather and comic also First class Jeweler and Graduate Optician in charge. PHONE NO. 122 BLACK BROTHERS Druggists and Jewelers almost torn from their feet. —Rocky Ford Gazette. • . • The Sugar City factory has secur e 1 over (5,200 acres of beets for this season, the largest acreage iu the bistcry of the factory. • * * The Rocky Ford Tribune has obanged bands again. Dr. McDon ald, the owner, has found there is more money in feeding physic than taffy to his victims, and has turned the paper over to Mr. Seller. The Dr. edited a newsy paper, but in the smaller towns, no one but.printers have yet succeeded in keeping a print shop oat of the bands of the sheriff, and they don’t always sue ceed. • * • The advice, so freely distributed from Rocky Ford tbe past few months with regard to the advisa bility of cutting down tbe canta loupe acreage of the valley, was evi dently intended for outside con sumption as their home people have planted 1500 more acres than usual. • * • La Junta has an attempted poison ing case in its Chinese quarter to deal with The slant eyed wasbee man was right up to date, as he tried to feed the disdainful maiden some poisoned oandy. They soon catch on to the latest fads of white folks when they come under our civ ilizing influence. POOR MAN’S PARADISE. Irrigation, Sugar Beets, Prosperity. Biblical scholars have located the Garden of Eden somewhere in Asia, between the Ganges and Euphrates rivers, but along the serpentine turves of the Arkansas river in west ern Kansas and eastern Colorado, is a beautiful valley that causes one to wonder if the theologians made a mistake. It does not seek notoriety as the original Garden of Eden, but is daily proving to be the poor man’s paradise. The writer was one of a party of land seekers who made a trip through this Vale of Beulah over the Santa Fe railway, aboard the private car of Mr. D. H. Bane, the young Chi cago capitalist and Colorado ranch man. Others in the party were: Geo. Leis and J. Rabskoph of Law rence, Kans., T. A. Grady of Gales burg, 111., Clark Le Fever of Chica* go, McCray, of K. 0., Mo., Stover, Norton, Henson and D. H. Bane. The plains of western Kansas around Garden City and Deerfield are covered with each signs of pros perity and comfort that only those who go and see for themselves can believe wbat irrigation and sugar beets can do. Where the coyote and grasshopper, the prairie dog and owl, held undisputed sway only a few years ago, today you see a landscape covered with rich farms, and houses that resemble those found iu the best part of a flourishing city. Land can be purchased at $25 to N-E-ararAPiß or Fxeoixrxsxsa oomm LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 25. 1906. S2OO per acre and the farmers are realizing from SIOO to S3OO per acre in raising beets, cantaloupes, onions, fruit, alfalfa, etc. A million dollar sugar factory is being erected at Garden City, Kan., and one will be ftuilt at Deerfield by 1908. There are a number of large sugar factories now in operation at Sugar City, Rocky Ford, Lamar and Holly. The one at Holly is a gigan tic mass of concrete, steel and iron, with a capacity of (540 tons, employ ing 500 men and erected at a cost of $1,500,000 AH who travel the * valley are amazed at its vast resources and un limited possibilities, bnt many often ask if the water supply will last. After seeing the lavish display of wealth throughout the valley, one is forced to admit that these millions would not have been blindly thrown away. These men considered care fully the possibilities of the future, as they were men of judgment, sa gacity and common sense, having confidence in the country and know ledge of the water supply. There is any amount of water. If every foot of ground in the valley was irrigated the supply would not be exhausted. The Amity Canal Company has five large reservoirs which cover 14,000 acres of laud and are 90 feet deep. Should the rivers go dry these reservoirs could supply all the water needed for five years. The famous X. Y. ranch at Gra nada, Colorado, contains 5000 acres, worth from SIOO to SSOO per acre. It was formerly owned by Fred Harvey, founder of the Harvey sys tem of eating houses along the San ta Fe, but is now owned by Mr. D. H. Bane. Tbe sugar beet does exceptionally well here and 30 and 40 tons to the acre cause no comment whatever. Here and at Holly the famous Rocky Ford melons have a llavor that is more delicious than Rocky Ford it self can produce. Melons bring from $l5O to S3OO per acre Orchards, sugar beets, alfalfa and melons are the staple crops of the entire valley, though wheat, corn, potatoes, berries, oats and onions do remarkably well. Lamar, La Junta and Rocky Ford are live towns and are surrounded by one of tbe richest districts in the world. Swink is a new town mid way between La Junta and Rocky Ford, on the Santa Fe, and is the terminus of the Holly and Swink railro. d Twelve miles west of Rock Ford, in sight of the mountains, is Man zanola, the cozy corner of the valley, nestling modestly among tall trees and being rocked in tbe lap of lux ury. It is an ideal place to rest after a long journey, having fine churches, schools, business blocks, and the finest hotel in tbe valley. Here the climate is ideal. The air coming down from the mountains joins with the zephers which waft over the plaiua of Kansas and pro duce au element which causes one to throw back the shoulders and iu Hate tbe lungs with nature’s ozone. No section of tho country offers such inducements aud gives such re turns as the Arkansas Valley of west ern Kansas and eastern Colorado. No where else flan poor men better their condition so quickiy. The supply of beets will neyer equal the demand. Tbe sugar companies are striving iu every way they can to in crease the acreage, furnishing the Heed, building boam-H for their ten ants, payiug five .dollars per tou for the beets and e#3t» loaning twenty one dollars per acre on the crop as soon as tbe beets are big enough to see. There were men in the party who had climbed tho Alpine heights of Switzerland and snow oovered Him alayas of Asia;gn/.ed upon the beau tiful valleys known as the birth place of creation and bathed in tbe sacred waters that formed their boundaries, but when they saw tbe wealth of the Arkansas valley and how happiness and health are being so lavishly showered upon the indus trious farmers, they londly pro claimed it tbe prottieat and best part of the world. —Chas. D. Clem in Gar den City Herald. Water Rlshts For rent—Fort Lyon water rights at Stony Point. Impure of C. M. Lee, La mar, Colo. $2O. 000 just received for farm loans. No delays. L. Wirt Markham. Try Carley s Cough Cure $20,000 just received for farm loans. No delays. L. Wirt Markham. The Columbia Savings aW and Loan Association Columbia Building, Denver. Colo. 16 Years of Successful Experience 16 $750,000 of Stock already fully matured and settlements made $4,500,000 Stock in Force now New Definite Contract Loan Plan pronounced best ever submitted. No Estimates. NO De lays. You know just how many payments must be made ami wbat it will cost to repay loan in full at any time. $20.00P Dollars set aside for Lows in Lamar Apply for descriptive plan to ©. «. t^ neral n|ut 6. M. LEE, Lamar Agent. Postal Cigar Stand Looated in the Opera Honse Barber Shop Handles 90 Different Kinds Sole agents for all styles Chancellors, Lawrence Barrett, La Confesiea, and Key Vest Qneci, best 5c Cigar oa earti. Special Rates by the Box Come in see ns THE LAMAR HOUSE MA6E BROS., Props. First-class accommodations for regu lar boarders and transients. Nursery Stock Cheap We have a surplus in the lead ing varieties of Apple, Colorado grown, that we are offering cheap. Write for pricee. The Northern Nursery <So. Denver, 0010. ■ HOTEL BARBER SHOP JfHN NcKINLEY, Prop. Room next Telephone Exchange Everything new and clean. Give us a call if you want a first-olasM shave or hair-cat HIGH GRADE KRYSTOL GLASS The new process makes Krystol the strongest as well as the most attractive of all table glassware. It will retain its brilliancy no matter how long in use. « Krystol glass being inecpensive may be used daily with all the gratifying effects of cut glass service. We have it in WATEB SETS, 4 PIECE SETS, BEIIBY SETS. w^r " ur «l THE FAIR Sewing Machines so LD Bicycles and rented and Guns REPAIRED Agency for Singer Sewing Machines, the best in the world. We do expert repair work of every description promptly and at fair prices. H.. ZBSIQIiBSB. c& CO. OPPOMTI nnali inns B. B. Brown, P eoi. 1 M I’ummi, Vitj Pea W. J Jitii The First National Bank OF LAMAR, COLORADO. Capital 850,000 Surplus 810,000 DIRECTORS B. B. Brown. T. M. Bbown. W. C. Gould. M. D. Thatch kb. A. N, Pakkihh. EVERETT & CHURCH Dealers In GROCERIES ©UEENSWARE AND FURNISHINGS Soie Agents for tke Celebrated “QUEEN QUALITY” SHOES We also carry a large stock of other makoH. When you ueed anything m footwear, remember we have them. 8 Pages NUKBXI 46.