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VOLUME XXII. POWER CONVENTION. Bteps taken to Organize the Great Arkansas Valley Electric Co. The convention for the purpose of organizing the power plant corpora tion, which was called to meet in La- Junta last Thursday was by far the largest one ever held in this section. There were over 400 delegates pres ent representing nearly every town in the valley from Canon City to Dodge City, and most of the towns sent big delegations with badges and mot toes advertising their faith in this great country. Scott City, Kansas, had for one of their mottos: “Irri gate, by Thunder, with Water from Under.” The plans and general outline of the promoters were given to the convention and there was a general enthusiasm over the the apparent feasability of the scheme and the prospect for the construction of such a great enterprise in this valley. Money was raised for the purpose of incorporating and getting the pro ject under way, and there is ever} prospect that there will be sufficient capital take hold to insure the earl} commencement of actual constructioi work . The project not only includes the construction of an electric liae tc connect all parts of the valley, but also a plant for the transmition of power and light to all the section where the lines reach, and the selling of it to the citizens and especial!} farmers, who want to irrigate at reas onable rates. It means the addition of hundreds of acres to our irrigable area, and the almost immediate doubling of every kind of manufac turing indnstries in the valley. There were addresses made by prominent citizens from all the towns of the valley, and all were in same vein of general confidence and enthusiasm. All seemed to think the scheme not only possible but sure of accomplishment at an early date Governor Adams was among the delegates to the convention from Pu eblo and spoke briefly on irrigation in this as well as foreign countries Governor Adams recently made a trip around the world and visited all of the ancient countries where ir rigation was practiced thousands of years ago and he stated that there was no place where they had reacher the high standard that they have attained here, and that there was no place on the face of the eartl where such results can be obtainet from the soil as in the Arkansas Val ley under irrigation. The following is the committee oi incorporation: Gov. Alva Adams, Pueblo Andrew McClellan, Pueblo S. H. Atwater, Canon City P. D. Pastorius, Colorado Spring! J. N. Beatty, Manzanola J. A. Lockhart, Rocky Ford Robt. Patterson, La Junta Donald Mclntosh, Las Anima^ W. C. Gould, Lamar A. H. Warner, Garden City, Kan Fred Humphreys, Syracuse, Kan W. O. Bourne, Scott, Kan Andrew Russell, Dodge City, Kar Commencement Week The various graduation exercise: are taking place this week. Tonigi. the Eighth Grade classes for the wes part of the county will hold their ex ercises at the opera house, an< tomorrow evening the Lamar Unio High School will hold their class da} exercises, to be followed by com mencement on Friday evening. A1 exercises will be hid at the open house. The high school class is as fo'. lows: Alice J. Barnard, Myrtle F Cahall, Ruby J. Filkins, Edna Lyvere Carl M. Hasty, Lee L. Leatherman and Wallace Allen Robinson. The following is the list of gradu ates: Lamar Eighth Grade: Marie Cook, Mabel Cruwford, Vera Davis Dora Dey, Cora Hughes, Norma Kin nee, Clara Lawrence, Joyce Myers Esther Nelson, Lena Norwood, Louise Reinke, Ruth Stinson, Gladys Taylor Mable Keyser, Mamie Keyser, Glady: Carnahan, Gladys Lester, Henry Dav idson, Roscoe Downing, Frank Ever ett, Benjamin Golliday, Ray Lewis Delbert Nelson, Herbert Shutts Charles Thomas, Otto Williams Robert Martin, William Strong. District 33: Fannie Turner, Ethe Barnard, Beryl Dewey, Ray Butcher Ora Davidson, Grace Wright Es tella Allen. District No. 12: Olive DeWitt Kate Yockey. District No. 19: Grace Butler, Green Bowser. District No. 17: Lucy Downing District No. 15: Eva Vogal. District No. 3: Jessie Sterrett. Very Correct Up at Fowler they must be doing educated farming, as one man adver tises in the Tribune of that city that he has “Grammar Grass Pasture For Rent.” The Lamar Register WANT FRUIT. Even Jawn D. Is Willing to Help in the Fight Against Jack Frost. The mass meeting at Grand Junc tion on Saturday with over 1,000 fruit growers in attendance from practically every horticultural section of Colorado for the purpose of as certaining the best methods of fighting frost was a great success, and it is believed will mark an epoch in the history of this industry in Colorado. Experts from California where the fruit crops have been saved for five successive years from freezes by the burning of crude oil in sheet iron pots, told of their exper iences. Grand Valley growers whe use similar pots with great success reiterated their statements that oi’ pots will heat the orchards and save the fruit. A feature of the session was the reading of a telegram from the Standard Oil company, which an nounced that it would furnish every gallon of oil needed by the growers to save their fruit at the actual cost of production. It is said the crude oil can be laid down in this city for less than 3 cents a gallon. Tonight practical demonstrations were given in the city park, and temperature was raised several degrees in a few minutes. Council Proceedings. Council Chamber, May 18, ’OB Board of trustees met in adjourned session, with Mayor Maxwell in the chair. Roll called. Present Mayoi Maxwell, Trustees Lawless, Manville, Strain, Silver. Absent Trustees Hut chins, McLean. Ordinance No. 131, granting to the A. T. & S. F. Ry. a right of way a cross Maple street was read in full and passed by a full vote of all trus tees present. , The following bills having been ap proved by the finance committee were allowed. T E Downer, work at park.. .. $26 8* Fred Shrlver. same 22 75 B. F. McLaren, same 37 80 W. Hutchinson, same 23 80 F. M. Snipes, same 7 00 H. S. Graham, same 7 00 G. A. Thompson, same 10 67 S. S. Carlisle, same 18 37 F. L. Moore, same 18 37 T. McGrath, same 18 90 *M. C. White, same 10 50 L. L. Shimer, same 4 33 H. O’Kane, same 2 63 J. A. Payne, use of plow and roller 1 0C F. L. Moore was employed to care for park and work at cemetery, at $lO per week for such time as em ployed. On motion recess was taken to May 25. C. W. HEATON, Clerk. Socialist Ticket. We take the list of socialist nom inees for county offices from the of ficial organ of that party in Prow ers county: State senator. M. M. Brown, Holly; state representative, Fred Hughes Holly; county commissioner. M. R. Sunday, Lamar; county commissioner Fred Buntrock, Holly; county judge. R. K. Johnson, Lamar; county clerk, F. W. Brainard, Holly; county sheriff Wm. Murray, Lamar; assessor. Geo Selfridge, Granada; treasurer, A. J. schools, Mrs. A. M. Stinsom. Holly; surveyor, Joe E. Fisk, Holly; coroner H. B. Clark, Lamar. The convention was held in Lamar last Saturday, and was attended by delegates from all parts of the county. Wiring Power for Pumping. Reports tell of a project whereby it is proposed to Install a great elec tric generating plant at Canon City Colorado, and to convey this energy by wire down the Arkansas valley to be used In developing power foi pumping water to irrigate the rich lands as far down the great valley as Dodge City. The suggestion is en tirely rational. Coal is cheap at Canon City. When once erected the copper wire conductors will carry the electric energy with Itttle loss and at small expense for maintainance The electricity will be readily con verted into power wherever delivered Electrical machinery under fair con ditions is durable and is easily oper ated. The supply of water in the Arkansat Valley underflow is most abundant and is easily reached, so that with abundance of water available at reasonable cost large areas may be brought under irrigation. Irrigated lands wherever situated command high prices. These price! are justified by their great produc tiveness. The time is doubtless com ing when all the great valleys of Kansas will all be brought under Ir rigation by the use of cheap pow er to be developed as the necessity for its use becomes urgent.—Kansas Fanner. - ■ . - Jl. . srrusa zr-a ufMNkPMi 08 mouraas cevarvr LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. MAY 20. 1908. Swastika and Navajo Indian Silverware We have just received from the Navajo Indians * in New Mexico a fine assortment of Swastika and other Navajo Indian Novelties and Silverware, including Swastika Bracelets, Rings, Pins, Em blems, Spoons, etc. All solid silver hand made goods. Call early while the assortment lasts. PRICES RIGHT. SEE OUR WINDOWS. McLEAN BROS. Druggists, Stationers and Jewelers $45,000 FOR IMPROVEMENTS Great Tract of Beet Land to Be Offered to the Public. The American Beet Sugar company through its board of directors, is con sidering the placing on the market of 22,000 acres of beet lands located in Prowers county and valued at $1,500- 000. This represents land acquiree when it purchased the entire capita’ stock of the Las Animas Sugar com pany, which erected an 800-ton sugai factory at that city and which was put in operation last fall. The reason for disposing of the land is that under the company’s sys tem of contracting for its beet crops it does not need the property, which is not even paying interest on the investment and therefore should be sold. The company is planning a number of Improvements In its Colo rado property during the present yeai according to its annual report which has just been made public. It wil spend $45,000 on the Lamar cans' and increased filtration will be put in at the Las Animas plant. The report shows that Coloradc planting during the year increased 5,368 acres and there were 42,854 more tons of beets than the year pre vious. All the Sporting News. The steady reliability with which The Chicago Record-Herald presents the sporting news of the whole country each day has made it an authority in this field. It has a large staff of editors and reporters to han dle the telegraphic matter and gather the local news In this important de partment alone. In The ord-Herald this department has a separate supplement of four full pages—a newspaper in itself—in which all the latest sporting news is presented with numerous illustra tions. All that is of interest in base ball. football, racing, athletics, auto mobiling, yachting, golf, tennis, pugi lism, aquatics and other sports can always be found here, along with many special articles by experts of national reputation. The Record-Her ald is a favorite among lovers of sport because its sporting columns are written by "men who know.” 20 YEARS AGO Notes from The Lamar Register of May 19, 1888 The school board have accepted the plans for our school house furnished by a Denver architect, we hope a Lamar man will get the contract to do the building. The Merchants State Bank will open for business next week the management of B. B. rown presi dent, and W. C. Gould, Cashier. It is a matter of favorable com ment the attention individuals are giving to the trees set out by the city, everyone seems to be interested in haying them grow. (The trees re fused.) F. E. Irwin has lately surveyed and platted East Chivington. The platting is avery neat piece of work. (The plat lasted much longei than the town). Decatur is the name of a new town 40 miles south of Lamar and 10 miles north of Springfield. (This is another of the large cities formerly located In Baca county.) 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Gome in and see how much you can save by trading with us. We have the goods with the value. The W.M.Dickioson Lumber Co. Yellow and White Pine Plnlah Sash, Doors and Mouldlnjra Lime, Cement andiißrick 8 Pages IM 60.