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VOLUME XXIII WORK STARTED. Two Buttes Reservoir and Ditch En terprise Soon To Be a Reality. The last of the oficial papers have beeu su«uk*l ami tue Two Bubtua en terprise Is no longer a thing of the future, but the work of construc tion is actually under way. It has been greatly delayed by the many varieties of red. tape which iboftu the state and national authorities have wrapped around It and all of which had to be unwound, but President Taft last week signed the last of the official documents and Mosers. Bancroft, Eberle and Purse, ,ti.e lo cal boosters of the enterprise, ic-a med lately got busy and started men and teams to the site of the dam to begin work on. the great enterprise which is to redeem 22,000 acres of land and make homes for hundreds of families. The Register will next week give a full description, of this great en terprise with cuts showing some of Its prominent features, and a state ments of the exact manner of secur ing the valuable lands Inch*’ *d in its boundaries and also the water rights necessary to make final proof The officers of the company ar'* TJncoln Bancroft, president; T. S R.°id. vice-president: H. H. F-’ierl®. treasurer; W. D. Purse, secretary: C. W. Beach, chief engineer; L. M Markham, engineer. C. L. McPherson Dead. C. L. McPherson, 58 years old. for merly a wealthy business man of Hoi ly, Colo., and for the last two years of this city, died at his home. 519 Bast Platte aveniue, yesterday morn ing of a complication, of diseases. Mr. McPherson is survived by his widow, a son and a daughter. Mr. McPherson had been a resident of Colorado for the last 35 yearn. For over 20 years he was postmaster at Holly, where he was engaged in the mercantile business. He retired sev eral years ago on account of ill health, and moved to this city. He was prominent as a Mason, and his funeral, which will be -held this af ternoon at 2 o’clock, from the res idence, will be under the auspices or El Paso lodge No. 13, A. F. & A. M. —Colorado Springs Gazette of May Itth. Resolutions Adopted by the M. E. Sunday School. Whereas, Our hearts have been saddened by the passing over to the Father’s House of our beloved friend and schoolmate. Ruth. Stinson, there fore. be it Resolved, That we extend to the sorrowing ones our deepest sympathy in. thedr sore bereavement; Resolved, That while we grieve over our lose, and miss her cheering smile, that we rejoice in the assur ance that it is her great gain; Resolved, That we will cheerish tin memory of her virtues and ever strlv to be ready for the reunion with those who have gone on before. Mrs. Mabel Maxwell, Mrs. Cora Case. Elizabeth Doughty. Dandelions May Ruin Finest Lawn in Nation. la there any Judge who will issue an injunction to prevent the seeding of dandelions If so. he may make a fortnoe In Denver alone, for the army of dandelion annihilation is st.il growing. Yesterday the board of capttol man agars, through Col. William Burre hi meal, its secretary, added its com plaint againna -dandelions. And Col. Burchindl la almost ready to si** somebody or something, but he can not find anyone who wtU take the least responsibility. Across the street from the capitol on Colfax is a strip of dandelion infested ground between ithe street and the pavement. Tie owners disclaim legal respons4bilit> for it. The board of public and the city attorney are evasive M answer to questions of the city s r sponsibdUty. But that little strip i* liable to ruin the finest lawn, in the United States, according to Col. iMr ichinell and park experts in other .parts of the country. For the dan delions dry and the north wind cai .ries them across the street to tin .capitol lawn. Therefore, it is probable, tjiat sud * will be started or an ordinance wi. toe passed which will legislate dan dellons out of existence. The lav. seems to be the only thing that wil. do this, although it Is said the dan delion patch around the court house is. getting thick again. Some time ago an ordinance was Introduced by Supervisor Daniel Webb, declaring dandelions to be a public nuisance and ordering them off the face of -the qnap In Denver. But it failed of pas The Lamar Register sage. A similar ordinance has been drawn and is now ready for pr?-s a tatiuu before the council, and Colo nel Bure bine 11 has been imploring its .immediate introduction. He has ap pealed 'to everyone he can think of. Therefore it behooves the dandelion to be more modest or 11 title children will no longer hold it under one an other’s chins to see who likes but ter.— Denver Republican. The daindelion Is the greater en emy of fine lawns, and the situation has been very bad In Denver and sev eral other Colorado cities for some years. The pest has been gradually increasing for the past few sea so ir in Lamar until It has became a men ace to many of our beautiful lawns. All citizens should take pride enough In the appearance of our beautiful city to keep these pests down o:i their lots, even (though they won’t put In lawns themselves. The Australian Salt Bush. The Australian Salt Bush has been strongly recommended for sections having very Httle rain fall ami for alkali land. Dr. Wm. P. Hoadden. exf the Colorado Experiment Station, has grown it at Fort ColJns for eight years without irrigation. In one year he found that a good yield was tv - v.ured from a planting made late In June. Doctor has fed the hilt Both to sheep and horse:*. His conclusions are as follows: Fiivit. when once established. It All endure drought and even make n good crop, with less than five in he: ■yt rainfall. Second, that stock will •at it or readily learn to eat it either green or as hay. Third, that it will produce very heavily under favorable conditions. Fourth, that It will, when fed alone, maintain the animals, and even better results are c laimed for it. plftii, that the hay Is rich In protein as rich or even richer than alfalfa Sixth, that its c©-offiei elite of diges tion are excellent, except for the fat or other extract and crude fiber. Sev enth, that it has no injurious effects on the animals, even when they have no other fodder with it. The following facts, however, re main; that It has not become popu lar, and that when fed alone It does not produce the results that its com position and coefficients of digestion would seem to warrant us in expect - ing There Is no reason for ques •londng the advisability of feeding something relatively richer in car bohydrates along with It. if they are at hand; but if they are not, stock will live on this fodder alone. The Colorado Experiment Station has Issued a sixteen-page bulletin glv In* the re«uits of Doctor Heodden s expertracorta with this plai.t. The -bul letln will he sent free upon requatt . 1-rot L. G. Carpenter. Director. Ex- Station. Fort Collin.. Colo rado. Decoration Day The local G. A. K- post has com pleted arranpenienta for Decoration .day, Sunday, May 30 - A union service will be bekl at the opera house at 11 a. m. Hon. C. A. Rawls will deliver the address. Ap propriate music will be furnished by a large choir of our best singers. In the afternoon at 2 o’clock the procession will form at the post of fi corner on Main street and march to -the cemetery. After short exercls ; there the post will proceed to deco rate the graves of deceased soldiers. A cordial Invitation Is hereby ex tended to all old soldiers*. both of the Iblue and the gray, to meet with the post and attend the services. Loth at the opera house and the cemetery. An invitation will be extended to the different orders of Umar, and It is hoped they will take part and march to the cemetery. A complete program will be pub lished next week. A. DEETER. W. S. YOUNG. J. F. LAY, Committee. TWENTY YEARS AGO. Notes From Lamar Register of 5 May 11, 1889. Large pajty of friends presented Hon. James Swift with a gold head ed cane as a token of their appre ciation of the work done for Lamar while in the legislature. There were 162 votes cast at the school election last .Monday, and D. E. Cooper was elected secretary by a majority of 46. Charles Lee has just started a new store at Springfield, Baca county. SPECIAL SANITARY NOTICE. All persons disposing of dead an imals, decaying vegetables, etc., must bury the same. The city garbagq ground being In J. K. Doughty’s pas ture south of flume. By order of the Board of Health. 3FPI3IAL ITS USTSTff OF PKCUrEK3 COtTITT TC LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1909. Time to Buy Graduation Presents WE have presents of all kinds and suggest the following: A Gold Watch and Chain, a fancy Necklace, Broach, Belt Buckle, Shirtwaist Set, Cuff Buttons, Hat Pins, Rings, Gold Pens, Fountain Pens, Sterling Silver Novelties, etc., etc. We also have a full line of Gift Books, Poems, etc, etc, Initials Engraved FREE on all goods bought from us. McLEAN BROS. T The W. J. JOHNSTON) Mercantile Company If we didn't sell good merchandise we would not tell half ae much of It aa we do. It le not the purpose of this store to chan* big prlcea and It la equally far from any puipoae to land out poor atuff at low price, in order to give u. a bigger profit. We can aell aa cheap or cheaper then anybody but everything that leavee our store mast be first-class In every particular. ..J Underwear mi - ° ° New is the time for a change but before you buy see our line of it'"''/ In Union Suits and Two-piece suits. We have all sizes In the Celebrated W W wW° best | Scrlveno Drawers. j y<t__ _ IVJW-V rJ II INTfIB | Pajamas at $1.50 and $2.50 K A H Jaßt y || WORLD 3 IJFiJH Hats I A'.-'-*y We are showing all the new and up-to-date styles and colors In soft \ h*> hats for Men, Young Men and Boys. t Genuine Panama Straw and Stiff Hats at popular prices. THE MEN ffifTiAO I Shirts I WHO A! I ..... m A B ■ Wilson Bros., Shirts for dress, style and quality are the beet. Also m A7 T Al■ V/ ¥T /\Tnfl V a big line of soft shirts, collar attached. / Wtj " knots i I 44 Whole soled and Well Heeled.” That helps the 1 I wear of any shoe. Add to that the choice upper I I leather, the stout linings, the honest lesser parts, and I 1 the expert workmanship of I V W. L. DOUGLAS SHOES I /jQ and you will understand why their sale exceeds / r V / Jk' ‘ A , \ We are headquarters for Hansens Work Gloves, Sweet Orr Cordu* roys and Fitz Overalls. 8 Pages NUMBER 18.