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VOLUME XXI. PERMANENT ORGANIZATION. Bent and Prowers Irrigation District Now Ready for Work. The county commissioners met ou Monday and canvassed the vote of the election in the new irrigation dis trict on July 14th, and declared the distract organization was duly car ried, and the following directors as elected: Scott W. Dobbins, Stephen Scott and J. M. Wright. The newly elected directors presented their bonds for $3,000 each which were accepted by the board, and the offi cers sworn in. The board met at the office of J. B. Traxler and completed a perma nent organization by electing Steph en Scott as president of the board and A. E. Downer as secretary. The new board has a big lot of work ahead, bnt having the backing of the unanimous sentiment of the peo ple of the district, they will push matters as rapidly as it can possibly be done. County Notes. (From the Holly Chieftain I S. N. Cautield was seen driving over the hills on the south side with a party of homeseekers one day lat-t week. • * • Tuesday F. W. Montgomery re ceived a new Orient automobile from the factory. Autos are getting thick in this man's town. • • • Geo. Williams accompanied by his wife and sister-in-law, Miss Flos ie Linville, went to Lamar Suuday, where they spent a pleasant day visiting the former’s parents and many friends. • • . Last Friday the track laying ma chine which the Holly &Swink Rail way company has been waiting for so long arrived aud was immediately set up and put to work. It will lay about three fourths of a mile of traok per half day, the other half day being used to reload for the next day's work. It will not be long now before the road will be in operation. • • • (From the Qrauada Time*.] The contract is soon to be let for the building of a school house in the XY district. • • . A new headgate is being put in on the Buffalo ditch. The water will be taken out of the river a little far ther up the stream than before. Water came down Wolf Creek again Sunday and tilled the pond west of town. No damage is report ed except the flooding of the road, and the mud which was a natural consequence. • • • A farmer was arrested some days ago on the north side on information filed by Coommissioner Knowlen. The man had permitted his waste water to get into the road. The papers were served by the road over seer. A satisfactory adjustment was made and the road has been dry since, except after rains. Ideal Farms Lamar is becoming the reoogniz ed banner farming section of the val ley, and is now being used as the “show” region by laud agents. On last Thursday a party of sixty three home-seekers in charge of the D.H. Bane & Co. agency were brought here and taken over the farming sec tion north of Lamar. They were taken oat 'as far as the crossing of the Amity ditch on the new Arkan sas Valley R. R., and from there on in carriages. After spending the day looking, over the possibilities of agriculture by irrigation the were driven through the principal streets of Lamar in the evening. All were enthusiastic over the de velopment of this section in a few years from raw prairie to a highly cultivated farming condition, and Messrs. D. H. Bane &Co. had no trouble after the visit hero in selling them several thousand acres at Deer field, Kansas, where they will try to bring about the same results. Lamar with her usual hospitality furnished free entertainment to the visitors. The Lamar Register We have just purchased the entire line of samples of Tab- IAI QAI P ant * ® ox a P er f rom John L. Boland Book and Station- CvlALrf J/\LC ery gt. Louis, at one-half the regular price. We offer you © F the same at one-half price. WRITINGTABLETS 10c Tablets at 5c 15 and 20c Tablets at 10c AND FINE STATIONERY snd 35c Tablets 3t 15 3nd 20c Fine Box Paper in the same proportion. Call early PHONE NO MSS BLACK BROTHERS ****«*>*« Sixth Annual Fair. In a few days the premium list for the Sixth Annual Fair of the Prow ers County Fair Association will be in circulation. The premium? in all lines are as liberal as they were last year, and as the crops are unusually good this year there should be a big display of all hinds of farm, gar den and orchard products. The live stock aud poultry prem iums' are also veiy liberal this year and as there has been an increase in the amount of blooded stock in the county it is hoped there will be a better exhibition than usual in thh line. The raoing program will be fine as the purses are large. A number of purses will be given exclusively for Prowers, Bent and Baca county horses, and every inducement made for onr people to enter their horses. Cowboy relay races will be given each day, and other interesting fea tures. Another Evidence of the Value of Tiling. For seyeral years past George B Corliss has bad a certain five acres which was affiicted with alkali. It showed considerable white on the surface and some places were so bad that weeds would Dot grow. The land was tiled this spring and it is now growiug a fine crop of oats and there is not a bare spot on the tract. The oats are the White Russirn va riety and the sample brought to the Enterprise office shows an unusually heavy straw, is well headed, aud will probably make 80 bushels per acre. —Rocky Ford Enterprise. Big Lift for Colorado. Yesterday’s proceedings in the Stratton estate inheritance ..tax case in the county oourt indicated that the state will receive a tax of fully $350,000. The estate was appraised at $6,307,100, but on account of numerous debts,legacies and pending suits, the executors objected to pay ing a tax on this amount. It has now been definitely settled that the estate will be taxed on more than $5,000,000 of its property. This ameunts to $205,000, which, with in terest, will aggregate $350,000. Ap praiser J. Elston was yesterday ordered by Jadge Robert Kerr to file a report in the county court showing his appraisement. The hearing was continued until next Tuesday. American Beat Sugar Company Will not Curtail Output. In contradiction of trade reports that the production of beet sugar throughout the country is likely to be greatly curtailed within the next two years on account of an overpro duction of all sugars in the western territory, an officer of tbe American Beet Sugar company says that so far as the statement applies to that company, it should be sufficiently refuted by the fact that the company now has under construction two new factories one of which will be com pleted in time for thia year’s cam ITE'JErgPJLPER 03T FKO’JTEKS COVNTT LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JULY 25. 1906. paigu. In the Arkansas Valley of Colora do the company has this year under contract and under its own cultiva tion 18,000 acres of beets,as comnar ed with 10,000 for the season of 1905-06. The office referred to does not consider the western sugar market over-supplied and qaoted figures to show that American beet sugar was as yet but an insignificant propor tion of the whole production. He admitted that beet sugar is more expensive to prodnoe than cane sugar, but asserted that it, instead of cane sugar, was preferred by purchasers. He added that the company was constantly carrying on a scientific investigation of manufacturing methods, with a view to decreasing the cost of pro duction. In this matter, he said, progress had already been made aud more was promised.—Wall Street Journal. Good Food Combination. This is a day of big combines in all oiroles, but there is oue combina tion that many Colorado stockmen do not seem to be “on to.” That is a corn crop stored in silo to feed with alfalfa hay. Together these are two of tbe cheapest feeds known, where ever produced, and there are few if any, places where they can be put before auimal more cheaply than many parts of the intermountain region. Corn will not always make a paying crop if raised for the grain, bnt there are few, if any seasons when it will not make fine forage for the silo. And in tbe silo a great er per cent of the total feeding val ue of the crop is saved than in any other way. The corn is cut (the en tire plant) when the ears are nearly mature, and after being cut into short lengths is put ioto a large, round, tank like affair, which is nearly or quite air tight. In it the coru is practically canned, and when it is taken out, slightly acid and su< 2 oulent is greatly relished by almost any kind of stock, but particularly by oattle. Tbe advantage of feeding corn nil age with alfalfa is that the sue is a fine supplement' to the other. Al falfa is rich ia protein, that element which makes leau meat, while the silage contains proportionately a large percent of carbonydrates, the fat producing element. In other words, they balance each other nice ly and the animal will do better on tbe combination than if fed an ex cess of either alone.—Ex. America’s Gilt Edged Credit. The bids for tbe $30,000,000 of Panama canal bonds which have jnst been opened in Washington show a striking advance in the United States government’s credit within the recollection of millions of Americans who are not yet old. “What strength, what resources, what vitality, what energy,” exclaimed the London Times, “there must bn in a nation that is able to ruin itself on a scale so transtendet and magnificent!” That was in the early mouths of the rebellion, when the United* States was borrowing money, or attempting to' borrow it, at rates of interest far above those paid by any of tbe other great nations of tbe world For the $30,000,000 of 2 per cent bonds for the construction of the Panama canal the government has just received bids which averaged $103.97 for each SIOO. And even at this figure the amounts of money of fered to the government were several times the face value of the bonds. In the ueigborhood of $31,200,000 will be realized by the government on this loan. The interest which will acorue to the successful bidders will be around 1 21. Moreover, the bidders knew that before the con struction work progresses far there will be further issues of oanal bonds. The aggregate cost of the waterway can not be estimated with any show of confidence at this time, bnt it will undoubtedly run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. What would President Buchanan, who got few takers for his 0 per cent bonds, have thought could he have foreseen the scrambling for the 2 per cents in Roosevelt’s day f “I would give $1,000,00# for a TWO GREAT BUSINESS CHANCES AT LAMAR, COLO. The rapid growth of Lamar and the exceptional de velopment of her surrounding territory, gives a grand opening for a new Bonk here. The enormous production of alfalfa hay, alfalfa seed, speltz, Kaiffir corn seed, milo maize seed, rice corn seed, cane seed and the great consumption of coal, affords an Exceptional opportunity for a new Seed and Coal Com pany here. Competition in these two lines of business will be thrice welcomed by the public. Call on or wrfte us for particulars. We will sell Irrigated Lands $5 to $lO per acre cheaper than the Banker, the Seed and Coal Co. or the Chicago Land Co. will. Don’t, be in a hurry. See us before you buy. You can buy of them, after you have seen us, if we won’t do bet ter by you than the combine will. We have been here in the real estate business for 20 years and know what we are talking about, and will prove every statement that we make. Our clients are our references. We rebate R. R. fare and expenses to purchasers. GEO. A. WATSON LAND COMPANY. LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLO. place at tbe bead of tbe line at the subtreamry ou resumptiou day,” is what a leading financier of New York iH reported to have said when Grant, in 1875, signed the greeubaok re demption bill, which was to go iuto effect on January 1, 1879. Many persons thought it would be impos sible for tbe government to oolleot enough gold and silver in tbe inter val to hand out to the holders of greenbacks who would be at tbe treasury window clamoriug for the hard money which had been invisible for years. Bnt there was do rush for tbe specie. Under the impulse of the redemption law, the government’s credit steadily improved, greenbacks and the rest of the currency advanc ed, and par was reached by tne be ginning of 1879. The speculators, seeing that they could get gold for their hoards cf greenbacks, prefer red to hang on to the greenbacks. Ever since that day the credit of the United States government has beeu steadily advancing. The low inte rest bonds of every other govern ment are below par. Ours are far above that line. Of oourae, one rea son why United States 2s are at a premium is that they can be used as a basis for bank circulation. Priv ate investors, however seem to have bought much of the Panama bonds. —Globe-Democrat. THIS MONTH AND NEXT , You will need Water Coolers, Lemonade Sets Lemon Squeezers, Ice Picks Ice Cream Dishes, Fruit Jars Jelly Glasses, Caps and Rubbers THE FAIR Who Made That Break? Well, oo matter what broke It, or who broke it, bring it to our new abop and we will repair it. Ob yea, we have the agency for the old reliable Singer and Wheeler & Wileou aewing machines, THE TWO BEST ON EAKTH. r. m. zxaaußß <* ao. B. B. Beowm, Free. A. N. Fahhibh, Vioe Free. W. O. Gould, dasher The First National Bank OF* LAMAR. COLORADO. Capital 850,000 Surplus 810,000 DIRECTORS B. B. Bbown. T. M. Bhown. W. G. Gould. M. D. Thatohku. A. N, Fabribh. THE CITT X e. S. CURRAN, Prop. Successor to the firm of Golloday A Curran First-class rigs. lloraeß boarded by day or week Stone Livery Barn Olive and Fourth Streets EVERETT & CHURCH Dealers In GROCERIES QUEENSWARE AND FURNISHINGS Sole Agents lor the Celebrated »/ “QUEEN QUALITY” la Shoes We also carry a large stock of otber makes. When you ueed anything in footwear, remember we have them. 8 Pages NUMBER 7.