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Spivey & Holmes Eros., DEALERS IN Lumber, Hardware i % implements, UJogoiis, Ac. ALSO DEALERS IN G-roceries, 4 Provisions, Feed, A.c. C. M. MORRISON. Manager. UKAR » “ COLORADO. BENT COUNTY REGISTER. LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, AUG. 7 1886. From the Gunlen City Sentinel, July 29th. Yesterday Mr. I. It. Holmes was congratulated by many friends in the passage by the Senate of the bill jto establish a United States land of | ficc at Lamar. The dispatch indi i cated that the house would take 'action at once in the matter,and par- I ties who had property interests in ! that booming city awaited with great i eagerness the news from Washing- j ton yesterday afternoon. It was nearly 5 o’clock when the long look ed for news came announcing that; the bill had been called up before • the house and passed. The creating of a United States I land office at Lamar cuts no small figure in the value of property in that town. There are millions of acres i «»f government land in that vicinity j that will be entered by actual settlers within the next few months and a government land office at that point is a necessity. Lamar is certainly a fortunate town. It was started with bright prospects and has held its own from the first day, and was finally crowned by the success of yesterday in the house of Represen tatives, at Washington. From now on business will increase in this new city, stores and dwell ings will go up even faster than they did befoie. All this reminds us that there are waysin town building which lead to success, and there are also ways which are unsuccessful. Lamar started out with a good location to begin with, and an abundance of the best agricultural land in eastern Colorado surrounding ii; with a sys tem of irrigating ditches to develop the country, already building, with the advantage of ’being a central point in a vast expanse of country that needed large stocks of goods to supply a demand already existing. The plan to lay out a city at that point was well conceived and brill iantly carried out. As a successful town in the west, this fledgling of the plains will stand at the head for many a day to come. It was not started to secure a land office, hut this was one of a number of impor tant things that were to be drawn to a common centre ami which in ag gregate were to make a place of im portance. THE TOWN AS IT NOW IS. ' Lamar presents to-day to the pass er by a very attractive’ appearance. It is only a few weeks old, and yet it bas large business blocks filled with heavy stocks of goods and a large and constantly increasing trade. There are beautiful homes dotting the townsite and the place wears a general air of thrift, business civid /.ation and all the appliances that go to make up a city of the better class. Nature has been profuse in supply ing beautiful groves of trees, with undulating surfaces of ground and beautiful scenery. There lias been much said of La mar and the almost universal opin ion has been in its favor. Probably the most distinguished •nan and journalist that lias visited the place is Orange Judd, a man who has seen more of the country than auy other traveler, a man who has made closer observations and whose opinions and judgment are above all others in regard to locality and prospects. The following appears in the Prai rie Farmer: Lamar, Bent county, Colorado, is one of acore* of new towns, or cities, springing tip sud denly in tlie rapidly developing west. Where we now- write, near the south bank of the Arkansas. river, tliirtv one miles from the cut tin* of Colo rado, only five short woak* ago there was not a sign of huotan habitation in sight, save a singla log Building down by the cottouiMad bait that fringes the stream, fhaaa the river southward, a desert looking plain, | partially covered w ith the abort buf falo grass, extended op a gentle in cline, two or three milW Hie land I was mainly o|>eii to preemption, and homesteading To-day then are five and twenty building*? completed or nearly ao, many oilier* are begun, and active prapat atioa* are leaking to erect a large number move. Tens of thnaeands of dollar* ward* of lots have been eold, *4OO. to MOO and upward, being paid for a plat with a 25-foot frontage on the principal streets. A large Jot«1 will w rea»ly for occupancy in a week or so, and other smaller ones are running. Here, for example ,is a spacious hard ware store, full of goods, and several other stores are doing a lively trade. The depot building, tank etc., were moved here between two suns, from the old Blackwell station, three miles east on the A. T. &S. F. railway. The land on all sides is held at a premium of *SOO to SIOOO per quar ter section, wnieh the owners “med” upon within a month, Twenty-five toot lots in town are jumping np a hundred dollars a day. Is this a! legitimate speculation? Quite proba- j bly it is, as an irrigating canal is \ begun some 15 miles west, and sev eral miles are already completed. This is to carry water along the sum- j mit of the ’’divide” on the south, from which all the land down to the river and a wide belt on the southern | slope, will be supplied with water, changing it from aridity to fertile 1 fields, that will doubtless bear abun- I dant crops. So, with the agricultu ral prospects and the large cattle I business in this region, there seems to be no reason why there should , not be a flourishing village, or city right here. It is a wonder it was not thought of before. The above was written two weeks ago, since which time the town has grown beyond all expectations. There is no question as to the sub- 1 stantial value of property in that new Colorado wonder. It lies in the heart of a good country far enough 1 from auy other large city and hav ing :ill the advantages to make it great. It will be a second Garden ( itv and this is the judgment of business who have visited this part of the country. He who owns prop erty in Lamar has “old wheat in the mill.” A REJOICING TOWN. Lucky Lamar Booming—Town Lots Withdrawn From the Mar ket.—The Big Card. From Pueblo Dully Frew*. Gakde.v City. Kan., July 29. Perhaux no event since lhe creation of the land office in Garden City has created more enthusiasm and gener al good feeling among the people here than the reception of a tele gram from Washington announcing the establishment of a land office at Lamar, Colorado. Indeed, it is a question in my mind who are most pleased with the result, the people of eastern Colorado are those of western Kansas. Certaiu it is that their interests to a large extent are identical and akin to each other. Lucky Lamar! Her much ridiculed iioiu de plume, the mascot city of eastern Colorado, was no misnomer after all, and the sickly country journals so profuse with their dirt; slinging can now retire to the shades 1 of congenial oblivion and view from afar the cit\ as she rears , her majestic head above all her en vious rivals. No town of its age anywhere in j the great northwest has ever started , under more favorable auspices, and, what is more gratifying, everything | points to a continuous and healthy prosperity for all time to come. The vast acieage of the best agricultural I lands on which the sun ever shone ' [ lying adjacent to the town gives promise to the citizens that their homes are located in a self-sustain ing community, with assurances ot rapid increase of production as the country develops under the steady' care and cultivation of its hardy set tlers. J ' The creation of a land office at Lamar means in a few years one of the most populous counties in the ! state. It means the general cultiva-j tion of the Arkansas and other val leys throughout eastern Colorado, making the whole the Garden spot 1 of the state. It means that Bent | county in the future will be the great agricultural county of Colorado, cov-1 ering an area of land larger than the state of Massachusetts and with nearly every acre valuable for agri cultural purposes. The reception of the news creat ing a land office at Lamar caused the town company to withdraw a portion if not all, its lots from market and when replaced on sale there will be added at least 50 per cent on busi Number 8 ness lots. There are a few lots be longing to private individuals that are yet obtainable. But these will not go begging for purchasers. Henceforth a succession of booms, making the town of Lamar “a thing of beauty and a joy forever,” are an assured thing. Adios. Rapid changes are coming -over our neighboring county of Bent. Though heretofore recognized as a leading and almost exclusive stock raising region, large ditch enter : pr ises have been projected there I wi thin a couple of years and atten tion is directed quite generally to farming. With the ditches new | people that knew nothing of the ! range stock business, have come in. Old time ranchmen are considering ; how they can bring their herds to | the limits of a pasture, and how to provide feed to supplement their abridged ranges The town boom j ers of western Kansas invaded the eastern border of the county this I year. At the same time the older towns of West Las Animas and La Junta have been infused with new energy and are making substantial growth. Quite recently a local stock company whs formed at La Junta, ' composed of railroad men, for the purpose of buying out the original I owner ot the site and giving the town a push forward by advertising its an vantages to the world. Among the stoc kholders are the names of 0. ( M. Rathburn, A. C. Stiles, Mr. Steen, I County Commissioner Kerr, Dr. G. W. Miel, Sam Strauss, Geo. D. Phil lips, G. A. Gilgore and Homer Al len, the last two having been desig nated as agents of the town compa ny. Among the plans of the com pany are a new hotel, and the exten sion of a ditch covering agricultural lands south of town.—[Pueblo Re view. From the La Junta Tribune. The Brynoldson Bros, lost fifty sheep in the storm. The water fell in such torrents that they were drowned on the open prairie. Last week's issue of the Bent coun ty Registek, published at Lamar, is chuck full of boom for Lamar, sand wiched with a slice of taffy for Las Animas. She is to have a bridge, , water-works, post-office and laud of fice. “Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. There is about thirty thousand acres of land now under the north side ditch, the most of which could be irrigated. If one-fourth of each quarter section was under cultiva tion, it would support two huudred families.' If one-half of this area was sowed in alfalfa, it would yield a yearly revenue of *450,000, allow ing four crops to be cut, with a total yield of six tons to the acre, and valuing the hay at *5.00 per ton. A gentleman just up from Lamar says the town is booming and the people are confident that the bill creating a land office at this place will become a law before congress adjourns. It has already passed the senate, and they have every assur ance that it will pass the house in a day or two.—fl’ueblo Chieftain. The bill passed the house. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. LAND OFFICE AT PUEBLO. COLO., , , July 7th, 1888. Notice Is hereby given that the following named settler has tiled notice of Ids intention to make final proof iu support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before U S Land Office at Pueblo, Colorado, on August 18th, 1886, via; John A. McDowell, D. S. So. fit for the X half of 8 E quarter ami X half of S quarter Sec. 34, Twp. if sof Kanire 48 W. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upoiOiml cultiva tion of, said land, viz: A. If. Black, W. It. Win- Kur, and 11. A. Mortis, of Blackwell, Colorado Grunt Smith, ot Lamar, Colorado. And you John Williams patty, to D. S.Xo. in !*65, are hereby specially notified to show’ cause cn or before August 18th, 1888, why said John A. McDowell should not be allowed to make proof and payment for said land. tfM, BAYARD, Register. NOTICE- - TIMBER CULTURE. U. S. LAND OFFICE, PUEBLO, COLO. ~ , . July »th, 1888. Complaint having been entered at this of fice by James A. Woodcock against John W. Dunlap for failure to comply with law tis to Timber-Culture Entry No. 883, dated April 1. 1886 upon the S L qr Sec.twp. « S Range 4. \X , in Bent county, Colorado, with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant al leging that said tract of land was never sus ceptible of a Timber Culture filing for the rea son that It has a large amount of timber growing upon it; that «J 0 acres or more of said section of land had large timber growing up on It at date of said filing; and now has, and has had for many years past, the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at tills office on the Lth day of August. 1888. at 10 o’clock a. m.. to respond and furnish testimony con cerning said alleged failure. 0-8 "’ll. BAYARD. Register.