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Published Weekly by GEO. B. MERRILL Filter ntf Proprietor —UK at the Poetoffflee at Lamar, Oetai m*a, as second-eliu matter. MARCH 30, 1010. Booster's Campaign. The Arkansas valley campaign Is taking hold. The faithful and elaborate ac counts in the newspapers of the La Junta conference last Thursday when preliminary steps looking to the formation of the central organ ization of commercial bodies be tween Canon City and Lodge City —the Arkansas Valley Commercial Association —fix that fact. L. W. Markham, in some clos ing words at the La Junta con ference, said: "Go home and put this up to your commercial body -and don’t forget your newspaper. The more you get this idea fixed in the mind ol your newspapermen, the furtkei and the more quickly we shall pro ceed." The greatest two papers of the wonderful Arkansas valley are the Chieftain and Star-Journal of Pue blo. Each had several stories about the conference, and boosted it Each has had a story dally since Each now has a fine editorial. The Star-Journal says, in part: "This valley, as all residents in It know full well, is fortunate in the possession of resources with which other sections vainly attempt to compete; but in the past it has suffered through lack of proper ami concerted publicity, than which ther Is no agency more valuable in aid log a section or a community. "The present boosters movement *S Intended to supply the lack that has existed, and it bids fair to dc SO. The men who are busy pushing the movement are capable and earn •st, and with the material with which they have to work, there if reason to expect that they will suc ceed In rendering the advantages of the Arkansas valley far bettei known than they are at present. "There should be absolute com-, munlty of Interest among all th< cities of the Arkansas Valley. What Is good for one of them Is undoubt •dly good for all; and the soone. they are brought to recognize this fact, the better It will be for each, and for the valley as a whole." The Chieftain says: "It must be apparent to anyone at all familiar with local conditions that the present time is exception ally favorable for an advance move ment In the development of the Arkansas valley region. "It Is a fact that cannot be dis puted that southeastern Coloradc and the adjoluing region of south western Kaunas have not progress ad In recent years to the extern that would seem reasonable in com parison with other districts under aimliar conditions. Northeastern Colorado and certain regions ol Oklahoma, Texas aud New Mexico have had a much more rapid growth and have gained more rapidly in population than has the Arkansas Valley in Colorado and Kansas." After commending the La Junta conference of last week, and the formation of the Arkansas Valley Commercial association, the Chief tain aays: The newspapers of the valley are especially In a position to be Of utmost benefit to themselves and to the communities in which they aro located by forwarding this movemeut and by doing all In their power to spread the lame of Ark ansas Valley opportunities." Both papers speak ol the great opportunity in the Valley of Con tent this year, with this new force at work, and with the Eighteenth National Irrigation Congress, with the powerlul leverage that that brings, and the New tiuuta Fe Trail campaign, the greatest roadmaking movement in the West, on at the same time. The Irrigation Congress alone la a tremendous uplift factor for the Valley of Content, and the valley is showing its appreciation by such encouragement as was given by the resolution of hearty indorse ment at the La Junta conference. The Irrigation Congerss is the first big. definite, vital thing that comes before the valley —and there are many other things, too. Meanwhile, the special committee selected at the La Junta conierence consisting of K. Phillips, La Junta, chairman; L. W. Markham, Lamar, R. H. Paxton. Garden City; C. W. Benedict, Powler; aud W. A. How ard, Lae Animas, Is at work pre paring the report as to the exact and permanent working plan for the Arkansas Valley Commercial as sociation, and a second conference will soon he held. Local clubs are preparing to rat ify the La Junta agreement, aud when that Is doue, the committee will be ready, aud the second con ference held. It is the Golden Age for the Valley of Content. The Democratic Press. "Honest John’s" idea of calling tbo extra session during dog-days in August Is at least appropriate— decidsdly so.— Durango Democrat At Ike recent mr H "f of the Dem ocr&tic editors the prevailing senti ment was that the present state ad ministration is the greatest asaet the Democratic party of Colorado has today. The fact that even loose editors who have been find ing fault with Shafroth acknowl edge this to be the case makes it rather hard to wnderstand the why and wherefore, of their belliger ent attitude toward the governor. — Montrose Enterprise. It certalnfy is about all they have had for many years. The Ilocky Mountain News on Thursday printed an Interview with itoady Keneliau in which former State Treasurer Bent and the First National Bank of Denver were ac cused of defrauding the state out of interest money. Roady Kenehan never gave that interview and it was manufactured in the office o that paper. It was printed for the sole purpose of injuring thosi whom it mentioned.—a policy this trouble outfit has followed foi some years. —Denver Democrat. Harry Traxler is home from the State University to spend the spring vacation with his parents. Monday night the dry people h< a meeting in the opera house wbL onsldering the bad weather was quite well attended. Mrs. J. K. Doughty left Friday for Boulder where she will spend a few days with her son Charles who Is enjoying the spring vacation. Fred Marx who was taken to La Junta several days ago for an oper ation on bis arm returned to Lamar Monday morning much improved an on a good road to speedy recovery John A. Davis of University Park. Colo., was in Lamar the latter part >f last week soliciting for a fund for a new chapel to be built in con nection with the Denver University. The new pipe organ is now install d in the Methodist church and an •Xpert worked Friday aud Saturday tuning It for the concert to be held Thursday evening, the 31st. Con dderable changes had to be made in the church to obtain more ligi ;9venl new windows being put in on the north side. The tax collections for the month >f February amounted to about eigl. y five thousand dollars which If ibout thirty thousand dollars grea •r than any previous collections in >nc month in the history of Prow rs county. This is about two fifth >f the total taxes for the whole yeai md there is still one more sent! innual payment to be made in Aug 'I st. The Darktown Minstrels put oi i heir big show Friday and Saturda> night playing to large houses bolt nights. The show was a good one throughout and everybody was ex iremely well pleased unless perhaps it was some of the people who wert subject to Jokes. Monday night the minstrels went to Wiley and It would not be surprising to the La mar people if the troop went on the road for a short season. Messrs. L. Wirt Markham and I F. Adams were in La Junta Frida) to attend a meeting of representa tives of all the commercial associa tions of the Arkansas Valley. Thi object of the meeting was to form a boosters club of all the towns to advertise and boost for the valley as it has never been boosted before Towns from Garden City, Kansas to Canon City, Colorado were resented. Notice to Pythian Sisters. Lamar Temple No. 65 Pythian dialers holds their regular session Wednesday evening April 6th. Al. memoers are urged to be present as business of importance is to oo transacted after which a social entertainment will be held for all those present. DORA BORTON. M. of R. and C. iiarry Waiters, a young man who used to live in Lamar several years ago, aud returned the past week irom Texas, committed suicide at me Santa Fe restaurant about midnight tonight, lie was engaged to work at the restaurant begin ning tomorrow morning, aud en tered the place alter spending sev eral hours at the dance. He took a revolver from one ol the shelves, aud when no one was loosing plac ed it to his.head aud shot himself. Heath was instantaneous. He had uo relatives here, aud the body was turned over to Coroner Kellogg lor official investigation. The city registration boards were in session yesterday aud today auu will be again next Monday. Nearly one thousand voters nave been reg istered and there promises to be some contest, though a friendly one, over the city government for the next year. 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