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VOLUME XXIV. IRRIGATION EXPOSITION Th* limitless possibilities of the newer West, where by the expen ditures of vast sums of money by the (overnmenf and by private en terprise millions of acres of unpro ductive lands are being converted in to farms of most wonderful ferti lity, will be exploited for the infor mation and profit of those who seek either homes or investment at the United States Land and Irrigation Exposition which opens in the Col iseum Building, Chicago, November 20 and closes December 4, 1909. This exposition has taken on a national significance and promises to bring under one roof a really comprehensive review of the splen did opportunities offered the ambi tious, in the rapidly developing South and West, it is to be some thing more than a prize pumpkin show; it is to be a demonstration of the newer agriculture which has doubled the yield, increased the flavor and multiplied fhe food value of the products of the soil. It is promised that the results obtained by the irrigation of the arid coun flavor and multiplied the food value wet will be set forth in away that will interest and instruct all who attend. The great Coliseum building it 1 being decorated in a most lavish manner and the space so dlvidei' and arranged that the results ob tained in the several sections oi the West and South may be seen and understood. New Fruits. The triumph of the plant breed er, who, through careful selection, hybridization, and cross-fertilization has produced fruits of delicious fla\- ©r. great nutritive value and enor mous yield, will be shown in the East for the first time. You will see the results produc ed by Spencer, the developer oi the seedless apple; by Burbank, the Wizard, who has developed a whit* blackberry, and a hundred othei marvels, including the spineless cactus, whose fruit combines tht flavor of a peach, a plum, a melon, and a pineapple, all in one. You will see the newly arrived pitless plum; the frost resisting clt range, which resembles an orange, but far surpasses it in beauty tenderness and flavor; the tomato, the fragrant Juicy white tomato, and scores of other strange new forms that have come to delight the palate and enrich the grower. New Methods. Among the most interesting ant. Important exhibits will be the dem onstration of modern methods o conserving the energy and fertllit> of the soil. The newly discovered fertilizer that collects nitrogen from the atmosphere and stores it in the soil, where the plants easily may secure It when needed. The scien tific methods of the intensive farm er who forces the land to yield the most wonderful results, also will be demonstrated. There will b* exhibited the specially designed ma chinery used by the Irrigationist, and the fools employed by the men who practice moddern scientific dry farming. The work of the staff of experts maintained by the federal govern ment is of so far reaching a char acter that few realize Its impor tance. Through the work of the Recla mation Service millions of acres of desert land have been supplied with the water that alone was need ed to make them productive. Ovei $50,000,000 have been dispersed uj to this time, and the results have proven the wisdom of the expendi ture. The men who have don< this vast work will be present tc teh by word and picture how tin waste places were reclaimed and made to produce wealth and com fort for the enjoyment of man. The Bureau of Plant Industry al so will be represented and the marvelous results obtained by the explorers who have penetrated the most remote regions in search of new plants to improve the native varieties will be shown. In one year these men sent to the Bureau for experiment over 1500 varletie: of seed and plants new to America. High land alfalfa from Arabia.grap es from the Caucasus, mangous from India, barley from Moravia cherries and wheat from Russia. The Santa Fe and other great railway companies have taken space and by exhibits of produefs, by pic tures, by word of mouth and bj other forms of expression, will in form all who attend as to the pos sibilities of the several sections Here in half a day, one may se< and understand what may be don in any part of the country from Michigan to Texas, New Mexico Arizona and California, or from Washington and Oregon to Florida. One interesting feature of the Santa Fe exhibit will be an adobe pueblo with a number of Indian blanket weavers, silversmiths, pot ters and other craftsmen at work. T« aid Ute splendid work of the*. The Lamar Register two expositions, the railroads will authorize special excursion fares. It is estimated that over half a million people will be attracted to Chicago in consequence. Importance of flood I toads. Some idea of the difference it would make* if there were good roads throughout all the states oi the Union may be gathered from the following statement: “The fed eral good roads department stales that the direct saving to the farm ers of this country from properly onstructed roads would be $250,- 000,000 annually; that there would 03 a saving of over $100,000,000 in marketing the wheat crop alone; of over $12,000,000 in marketing the corn crop and of $5,000,000 in marketing the cotton crop. How ever great the money value of good oads may appear to be. It is not ;o important as educational and | iocial advantages to be derived rom therefrom by the residents o. ural communities. As a rule, the armers are more wide awake to ae necessity of good roads than le residents in the cities, as pro jar highways affect directly their omfort and 'prosperity. This is tot a problem for a single locality jut concerns vitally the state and nation.'* Transportation is civilization; ant .-ansportatlon by road is no les: nportant than transportation by all and water. Every article of food or cloth— ng, every daily necessity or luxury, aust be carried to the person wht i to use it, and the usor must pay he expense of carriage. The price *f each loaf of bread includes tht ost of hauling the wheat to thi ailroad; and if the hauling must «e done over bad roads it will cost nore than if it be done over good oads. The farmer of the middle vest loads a dozen hogs into his tig wagon and drives over to the ailroad; if the drive be over ough roads the hogs lose weight, ind the New Yorker, sitting down o breakfast a week later, pays nore for his pork chops. The federal government yearly ap propriates millions of dollars for he improvement of waterways, hat this form of transportation al o may be as cheap and efficient .s possible. Yet the roads, whl.b ire -at least as Important as eith er the rivers or the railways, r tain In almost the condition of 100 years ago. The cost of road haulage in any ne article is almost Infinitesimally mall, which may lead the casual observer to think that it may be leglected. Railroad rates may be luoted at so many cents a ton, >ut the cost of a ton-mile in i 'armor's “Jolt wagon” is not so “ a ßy to figure out. Yet those in finitesimal fractions are always pre <ent, and it has been estimated by -ompetent authority that in the ourse of a year they add up to >250,000,000. It's a matter worth considering isn’t It? The farmers who rais <ugar beets and have to rush them to the factory during the fall months are particularly situated to appreciate this fact. —National Farmer. TWENTY YEARS AGO Notes From Lamar Register of November 9, 1889 The Battle Over—The vote for county seat was as follows: r a > o g 3 5? iI S ? S’ 8 » Lamar 285 16 13 Granada .... 3 156 Carlton 7 16 9 2 Albany 2 25 Holly 23 28 6 1 Wilde 28 5 9 Total . . . . 348 246 36 3 Lamar had 63 majority over all. and was declared the permanent county seat of Prowers county. The principal feature of the Regis ter was a song of exultation writ ten by Judge Doughty. The first county officials electee i were as follows: Clerk, H. J. Go chenour; treasurer, M. D. Par— menter; sheriff, W. C. McCurry Judge, J. K. Doughty; assessor, A. B. Stewart; superintendent, Geo. T. Feast; coroner, A. Deeter; survey or, C. E. Sexton; commissioners, H. A. Pettee and Elder. The clerk, sheriff and both commission ers were democrats, the rest rep ublicans. E. T. Lee took charge of the 1 Lamar postoffice . The total enrollment of the La 1 mar high school and grades was 138. The snow last week broke all re i cords for November in this sec . tlon, and interfered greatly with the politicians in canvassing the „ count/ . 3 T'ff’xrx-H.x- STS xr«7JL7TSt% OJT P»O'JJ-El2a O J-gZTTT LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1909. IOKt MCLEAN BROS. # I THE OLD RELIABLE r I DRUGGISTS STATIONERS J E L R w-w m j o, • We have a full assortment of fine W have Just received a large In- MiStilOnCrV Perfumes of well known standard voice of the Latest In. Jew Jry, includ- * manufacturers. Packages from 26c ing Ladles’ Dutch Collar Pins, Belt to $5.00, Bulk 60c to $l.OO per ounce. Pins and Buckles. Broaches. Hat Flne Une of p ape r. Tabl As. etc., at lowest price,. Denver. Pu- •■ 1 “ 0 » ,u » One ot toU.t preparations Pins, Fobs, Necklace a. 1 Bracelets. eblo, Kaneaa City and St. la)n la Dally papers and all popular Perlol- ~^ r y a Jar of “Poach Blow Croam’ * Hair ornaments, etc. cal* on sale. 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