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VOLUME XXI. Wiley Notes. The town company held a busi ness meeting Saturday. E 0. Gordon, our real estate agent, is meeting with good success in selling lots, having sold a number the past few days. The MoCue Lumber 00. have the agency for Canon City coal and will have large quantities on hand at all times. Quite a number in the neighbor hood are entertaining the La Grippe. R. A. MoKibbon was a business caller in Lamar Saturday. The Big Bend Telephone Co. meet Thursday and let the contraot for the central building. Which is to be ereoted in Wiley. Several of the enterprising busi ness men of Lamar haye invested in our burg. Welcome, Lamar, we will give you a square deal. Hazel Ray spent Sunday at home. Mr. and Mrs. McKibbon, and Mr. and Mrs. Eriokson spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Oolbourn of Lamar. Doc, Eli and Miss Ethel Johnson were pleasantly surprised by a num ber of their young friends one night last week. We are well represented at the writing school at the Big Bend school house. Mr. Eubank of Lamar will be here next week to organize a Modern Woodmen lodge. C. B. Ray prom ised to take the first ride on the goat being a charter member. Eli Johnson has leased Mr. Lowe's farm. The box social at the Silverdale school house last Friday night, was a success in every way. Proceeds S3O, with which the school will purchase a pump for the deep well. A num ber of our young people attended. We are ever ready to help a good cause along. A. L. Beavers was in this vioinity last week doing some insurance work. He informs us that he expects to locate in Wiley. Ed. MoKinney and family spent Sunday with his brother and family, Frank McKinney and family. Hazel Stevenson has recovered from the measles, and returned to Lamar Monday, and will again take up her school work. Prof. H. G. Lamson has sold his residence property in Holly and will locate permanently in Wiley. There will something be doing when H. G. gets here. Mr. Southard and family will move into their new house next week. Alebt Getting Blatter. The new permanent survey being made by the corps of engineers em ployed by the directors of the Bent and Prowers Irrigation District, has established the fact that the line can be run 70 feet higher and this will take in many thousand more acres of fine farming lands, muoh of which is already deeded land. The new territory can be easily be added to the present district if the people who own property within the limits wish to get in, and it is be lieved that most of them will be anxious to be annexed. A new elec tion will be neoessary to accomplish this, but the addition of the deeded lands will make the bonds a still more desirable investment than at present. The engineers pronounce the res ervoirs and canal one of the most easily constructed irrigation enter prises now projected anywhere in the west, and as the land is as good sugar best land as can be found any where in the world, there should be no trouble in getting capital to take hold of the project. The government lands under this system are going rapidly, and there are now only a few claims left undei; the first survey. Opie Read Explains It Although the system commonly known as Dry Farming is of very recent date in Colorado; it has been in practical operation in Germany for more than half a eentury and is there practiced on a very systematic soale. The system is baaed on scien tific principles and depends largely for its soooesa on the ability of the The Lamar Register BRUSHES! BRUSHES! BRUSHES! / We have just received from one of the largest jobbers in the country their entire line of SAMPLE BRUSHES, including Hair, Clothes, Hand, Complexion and Tooth Brushes OVER 500 DIFFERENT SAMPLES which we secured at a bargain. As you all know they carry their best brushes for sam ples, and as they have not been handled but ve J y little they are better than those ordina rily carried in stores. We offer these at practically WHOLESALE PRICES. If you want to see Good Brushes look in our window. Hafr Brushes from 25c to $3.50 pboi,e » 18 Lmß M G LEAN BROTHERS **#st**» individual farmer to understand these laws and adapt himself to the details of a system whioh may be called the science of making the most out of what nature provides. The whole aim of the dry farming people is to conserve as far as possi ble the moisture whioh comes to the soil from the snows of winter and the light intermittent rains wbioh may be counted on throughout the summer. By means of the dry farming prooess, already thousands of acres of land in eastern Colorado have been turned into veritable gardens, where formerly notning could be seen but vast stretches of sand, broken here and there with tufts of bnffaie grass or patches of sage brush. In the summer months of the last few years the travelers on the railroad trains traversing these areas are astonished to find flourish ing|farms with great fields of wheat, oats, barley and pears, with here and there fine fields of corn, where they had expected to find nothing sa\e huge stretches, forming part of what they had been taught by their school books to call The Great American Desert. Right here it might be well to note that irrigation and dry farm ing together are making that term of the sohool books, "Great American Desert,” not only a senseless phrase, but a vertiable slander. At the pres ent rate of progress there will be very little of the so called desert that will not be blooming like the Garden of Eden, To the average easterner this transformation from desert to verd ant farms is incomprehensible. This is exemplified in a little sketch writ ten by Opie Read on his last trip to Colorado. He says: ‘‘Those who, on previous occasions had traversed the same ground re membered that after crossing into the Centennial state there were miles of unbroken nothingness, intermin able stretches with never a flower to brighten the dull and uninventive dream —desert without oasis. But now how great the surprise to see farm after farm, gardens of thrilling verdure, the result of that scientific discovery, dry fnrming. I made in quiry of a man who seemed willing to give information. I did not know that he was a humorist. How diffi cult it is sometimes to distinguish a humorist from a statistician. ‘‘How is this accomplished?” 1 asked. ‘‘By irrigation,” he answered. “Impossible! Where do they get the wates?” “Out of the watermelons they raise,” he answered. “But granting the wetness of watermelons, how do they raise them ?” “By dry farming.” Then he explained with the ser iousness of a humorist, that water, while genial to the land, was no more essential to farming that it is to the proverbial Kentuckian. His eluoid ation might have admitted of argu- Iment but there were the bountiful crops mors eloquent than rhetoric, OE'r’XCTXa.X. IT3ar3PX.PSIR OOP PIiO'JXERS COXTKTT LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 30. 1907. more convincing than science.” LOVE AND PATHOS Blended in Splendid Presentation of “A Messenger Boy." George D. Sweet, supported by a remarkably strong oompany, present ed that spledid melo drama, “A Mes senger Boy,” at the opera house last night. The plot of the play is real istio presentation of life from the outside world, that appeals so forci bly to our natures. The kidnapping of two children, with their final res cue, with a tale of devoted and trust ing love that had its origin in the outcast life of the street waifs at Pier 40 in the great city, with the manly honor and final reward of the kidnapped bootblack who possosses some of the noblest traits of honor and integrity, make a drama that fascinates while it pleases. The scene at the great Brooklyn bridge, with night on the east river with its piers and lights is worth the price of admission alone. Col. Worry, the egotistical, irascible but warm heart ed old man who never forgets his war record, is a whole circus with the clowns thrown in. The cunning villian and his female accomplice make you shudder at the realistic presentaiion of all that is villainous and mean. To enumerate the good features would be to give the entire cast for there is not a weak place in either the plot or the players, while the parting of Grit and Roxy, and the finding of a sister’s child are the very highest scenes of pathos, and are presented just as they were written. —Devils Lake, N. D., Tri bune. At the opera house Thursday evening, Jan. 31. 20 YEARS AGO Notes from The Lamar Register of January 20, 1887 Ben Daniels formerly marshal of Dodge City, has located in Lamar. [This is the same distinguished former Lamarite whom President Roosevelt has made U. S. Marshal for Arizona.] Capt. H. A. Billow and family ar rived in Lamar this week and are now living at home here. The first \V. C. T. U. was organiz ed in Lamar. Mrs. D. E. Cooper was president, and Mrs. M. D. Par menter, secretary. The school was moved to the building occupied by the Lamar Drug Co. on Railroad Ave., north of track. Hon. O. C. Goodale, mayor of Winterset, lowa, who was here last summer and made some investments, has been here several days this week. He has contracted witn P. S. Lynch to build him a fine residence on his homestead adjoining town, and will move here with his family the first of April. He also has Main street property whioh he expects to im prove soon. Mr. Goodale is an able and very successful attorney, widely known and highly respected through out lowa, and -will prove a valuable acquisition to our town. snots! SHOES! shoes!new SPRING GOODS! Men’s Box Calf Shoes, warranted in every respect to be equal Ofk to auy $3.50 shoe on the market. Special Price r . , . n i t _ t Scotch Ginghams, Bates Seersuckers, Edinburg Men s Box Calf Shoes, plain cut, same as above, and equal in both quality and workmanship to the best $3 50 shoe made. "7 C special s£.lo Zephyrs, Satin Striped Imported Batistes Men’s French Satin Calf Shoe, in plain and cap toe, served with linen ______— X < ‘w«r ll z K ::;,:!'s^"bo;“ D,l K i::itprtr ,ore,ary $2.50 40(1 ?*«■■**■ new wash fabrics now in stock and constantly arriving. We can Men’s Vici Kid Shoes, in all shapes and sizes, soft, well-wearing Aa show them in Plaids, Checks and Stripes of all stock, sewed with silk thiead, $3.50 shoe. Special Price descriptions, and Olir Ladies Fine Vici Kid Shoes, sowed with silk, matted top, patent-leather ARE POPULAR Cuban heel, latest shapes. Keg- A $2.90 ENAMEL WARE FREE! w©/ Ladies Fine Vioi Kid Shoes, sewed ’ __ £™“ss.ooT(lE GOLDEK RULE STORE LadiesooodQ " alitySbo “’ Bll " h,4pe " Opposite Davies Hotel, North Side and sizes. Regnlar $2 A | r A “hoe. Special Price g) | ,0U M. SIMON, Prop. Harriott, the- barber. $20,000 just received for farm loans. No delays. L. Wirt Markham. Union Hotel barber Shop. R. M. Ziegler k Co., just received a new lot of Bicycle Tires. Baby Buggy Tires and New bicycles. Stockholders' Meeting. Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the sLockholdurs of The Graham Ditch Company will be held at the office of (J. 0. Goodale, at the Town of Lamar. County of Prowers, State of Colorado, on Monday the 4th day of February A. D., 1007 at ten o’clock a. m., for theelootion of Bourd of Directors for the ensuing yoar and such other business hh may properly oome before the mee! ing. C. C. Coodalk, Secretary. January 4, A. D. 1007. A. T. & S. F. Time Card. Daily, Lamar. Colorado Daily. Wrstßocnd. East Bound. No. 1 819 a. in. No. 2 12 05 a. in No. 8 835 a. in. No. 4 106 p. m No. 5 1.12 a. in. No. 8 257 a. m No. 7 805a. m. No. 8 12 05 p. m No. 9 900 a. in. No. 10 10 40 p. in No. 589 12 05 am. No. 870 518 p. No. 83-Frt 960 a. m No. 84-Prt 9 80 p. m Try Carley’s Cough Cure SILVER BROS. GROCERIES BAST SIDE MAIN ST. ’PHONB NO. 53 RED EVERETT & CO. Dealers in Meats ill bills doe in 30 days Plwm 473 Black ARE YOU ONE? of the number that have tested our claim that we cau save our customers money on their GROCERIES IF YOU ARE NOT You are passing an opportunity to out dowa your expeases. Our way of selling for cash or produce ooly, eliminates the losses and expenses incident to a credit business and that is why we sell so many things cheaper than other stores. We have nothiug to give away, except the opportunity, for those who always pay, to buy at a store where profits do not have to be large enough to cover bad accounts. We want your trade and can please you. THINK ABOUT IT Phone Lamar 76 Q, | MARGRAVE B. B. Brown, Pres. A. N. Hubbub, Vioe Pres. W. O. Ooold, Oashr The First National Wank Or LAMAR, COLORADO. Capital 350,000 Surplus 320,000 DIRECTORS B. B. Brown. T. M. Brown. W. O. Gould. M. D. Thatcher. A. N. Parrihh. ID. S. COOPER Real Estate, Loan Insurance Agent. 8 Pages NUMBER S 4.