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I Spivey & Holmes Eros., DEALERS IN Lumber, Hardware v* i. I * Agricultural implements, Ulagouo, »Vc. ALSO DEALERS IN—— Groceries, Provisions, Feed, A,c. ! _ JLJLMAB, « - COLORADO, BENT COUNTY REGISTER. LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, AUG. 21 *BBB. EASTERN COLORADO. The new Farming Colony Between the Republican and the Arickaree. i From the Denver News. | Valley of the Arickaree, July 24,- | Denver people have no adequate con ception of the building up process now going on in this immense prai- 1 j rie region between the Arickaree and j ' the liepnhlican, south fork. This is ; ; written from a point in eastern Ara- I pahoe county, twenty-five miles south 'of Wray station, on the Burlington ! and Missouri railroad, which is also j the nearest post-office. Six mouths . ago the only human habitation on ! these beautiful prairies, in a tract twenty miles wide and fifty miles' long, were a dozen isolated cattle ] ranches, and one frame house at what is now Kingston, This morn ing I counted thirty farm dwellings with the naked eye from this point, and the new pine roofs of the settlers dot the sections for miles in every direction, though not so thickly as here. The houses for the most part | are one story, one room, plasterless, frame structures, though the primi , tive sod shanty and the “dug out” j are not infrequent. The settlers here j represent the best classes of people ; from Nebraska and Kansas, with an occasional family from states further | east. The superintendents of the three Nebraska and Kansas City schools occupy claims within a mile jof here, and one of the prominent pioneers, whose household goods and gods are piled in one room, was re cently an influential member of the Nebraska legislature, and a more en terprising, hopeful and patriotic com . munitv does not exist. On the third day of July they gathered to the number of 125 at the springs in Jack’s Gulch and erected a brand new alter to American freedom. They came, men, women and chil dren, in farm wagons and on horse back, some of them riding eighteen miles through the trackless buffalo I grass and under the boiling sun to ! join in the first celebration ever held within a distance of thirty or I forty miles, and they had speeches, music and a dinner in abundance, while cowboys, antelope and coyotes | looked down in wonder from the neighboring bluffs. Thus far, the greatest ihconveni ence to the colony is the scarcity of water. There is but one well within a radius of twelve miles, though an other is going down in Van Wert, a cluster of houses on the crest of the divide, and the most sightly location among the settlements. Good water is found at a depth of about 150 feet, and at an expense of about one dol lar per foot. The main reliance thus far. however, a spring seven miles distant, from which the water is brought in barrels. The farming the first season has been limited to the breaking of five or ten acres of sod on each claim, upon which corn, millet and potatoes have made an unexpected growth. Planted and sown in the rough sod, without fur ther cultivation they have pushed their way through the week’s drouth which has blighted crops further east, and have demonstrated that these plains are to become agricultu ral districts, the predictions of the cattlemen to the contrary notwith standing. Before many months, you will hear of a vigorous movement in the di rection of organizing a new county in eastern Arapahoe, with a county seat at or near Van Wert. Murray. A scientific paper says that if a piece of charcoal be laid upon a burn the pain will subside immediately. By leaving the charcoal upon the would for an hour it will be cured. Our handsome and genial fellow citizen, Mr. P. F. Sharp is an appli cant for the position of register, of the new lain} office at Lamar, and we j sincerely nop* he will be appointed. ! Mr. SliarMi Jgeeminently well qual ified, tnqflwßN as highly as a citi >en and DaiqAcrat as any man in our county. ~S. has the best support of ;ho stettuiil several senators and repr seaftative* who will do all in their pdwer for his success.—[Pueb lo Evening Star. A. R. Eyler, a Arizona cattle man, died /it Lae Vegas last week. A land office at Lamar in a fixed fact. All that is required to put it into operation is the appointment and qualification of the register and re ceiver. As these are original ap pointments, no doubt they will be promptly made. We would have j preferred that Lamar should have j remained in the Pueblo land district | but those who ha»l the matter in j charge really had accomplished their purpose before the public had an in timation of what was going on. The establishment of the new office is ev idence that the tide of agricultural immigration that is following the line of the Santa Fe road has reached j and crossed the eastern border of I our state and is pushing steadily up the Arkansas. The promptitude and certainty with which the men who have located Lamar secured the es -1 tablishnient of a land office there, is pretty good evidence that they un derstand themselves and will make ; the town and country around it boom,! !as they have made Garden City and j | other points in Kansas boom. After 1 they get through their present job l it might be well to get them to try their hand on Pueblo. If they should ; succeed in making it boom the meas ; ure of their fame would be full.— [Pueblo Press. Arthur Gorman returned Thurs day from Mexico. I ft? says that the 1 ; universal feeling about El Paso is I ! that war with the greasers is inevi-1 table. Mr. Gorman also says that • now that the Cutting outrage has become public it develops that Mex ! iean outrages upon comparatively unknown Americans have been com mon, and that it is a fact that many Americans in M exico who are in business there actually pretend to be British subjects in order to secure protection. An American when in M exico is subject to the insults of ignorant greasers, and even the “peon” does not respect them.—Kins ley (Kan.) Mercury. John K) an, foreman in Richard Dunn’s saw mill, had an adventure Sunday evening of a very thrilling character and he feels thankful that he escaped with his life. Ho went ! out bear hunting and getting the drop on what he supposed to be an ! enormous black bear he killed it on the first shot. Investigation proved the monster to be Barney Daily’s big black bull on Col. Fitzgerrell’s ranch.—[Las Vegas Optic. ARIZONA PLEASANTRIES. “Oh, hush,” he cried, “I’m a eayole, Pin a rattlesnake, I’m an owl, I’m a prairie dog in the same hole, And it’s my night out to howl. Y-e-e-e-o-o-o-w!” “I’m a bad man from Bitter creek, I’ve lived a thousand years, And the whiz of leaden bullets Is music to my ears.” Bang!—[Ex [Funeral notice to-morrow.] Hugh Snyder, section foreman at Lamar, fell from the front of a mov ing hand-car, the car striking his back with sufficient force to throw it, together with eight men, from the track. He was admitted to the hos pital at this place. Sixteen Burton stock-cars, with cattle from southern California to Kansas City, passed through on Sun day.—La Junta Tribune. From the Field und Furm. Fine, first class roadster horses never sold better than now in the Denver market. Five, six and eight hundred dollars a pair is not uncom mon now-a-days. Says the Fort Morgan Times: “Wild horse runners are at work in the sand-hills north a#d southeast of us. Gene Bell has caught about forty head this seasoifc Wild Ilot-se Jerry has twelve in corral and is af ter another bunch of eleven, and Jim Brown has justcoinmenced, with six in hand.” lion. Henry M. Teller, United States Senator, from Colorado, has a bunch of cattle in the southwestern part of the state, and will soon he presented with a thoroughbred Pol led Angus bull by Hon. George C. Corning. The little black fellow is on Mr. Coming’s breeding farm near Topeka, Kansas. ‘ Number 10 HOUSE NOTES. Horses were made for use and not for abuse. Hot weather is hard on over-work | ed horses. | Heavy horses are not calculated i for fast driving. Oats is the best grain food for horses in hot weather. The stable door should be locked before the horse is stolen. When horses are frightened it is I not the time to whip or beat them. I The annoyance of flies is often harder on horses than the work they do. The value of a good horse is never realized until lie is dead or parted with. Time spent in looking after the ! comforts of the work horses, is time | well spent. j In well regulated stables there is a place for everything and every thing in its place. Horses which are compelled to do 1 hard work are entitled to the best I treatment possible. i Spinal meningitis, jt is alleged, has killed quite a number of horses liecenlly in*New York. The blacksmith that will rasp the shell of the hoof off to make it look neat should never be allowed to shoe a horse.—Dodge City Globe Live Stock Journal. A gentleman who came up from El Paso this morning says that day before yesterday the Mexicans in Paso del Norte shot an American flag flying from an American house in that town, intorags and streamers. A few patriotic Americans took the flag down and wrapped it up care fully in a Mexican flag and forward ed the bundle to Secretary Bayard as a slight mark of the esteem in which the star spangled banner was held in the republic of Mexico.—Las Vegas Optic. The election law of Kansas pro vides that the judges shall permit each one of the candidates in the room during the counting of the vote if they request it. From the number of announcements we find in some of our exchanges we think this would be a difficult matter un less they counted the vote, in a skat ing rink or beer garden. Perhaps the law does not applv to candidates receiving less than one vote.—Coo lidge Border Ruffian. The Como Headlight says: “A gentleman in Faiiplav husacow who had the misfortune to have all four feet frozen and her tail frozen off during the severe storms of last winter. Everything has turned out for the best, and the cow is now giv ing a fine quality of ice fcream. A. D. Hudnall sold to B. Giipin, president of the Maryland Land and Cattle company, five thorough bred Hereford bulls, and to John H. Riel ly» of Las Cruces, N. M.,one car load of grade and one thoroughbred Here ford.—[Las Animas Leader. Every man who owns a ditch on the Arkansas river ought to comply with the law and have it surveyed, platted and recorded. Priority* of ditch and water rights on the Arkari- I sas river will be worth a good deal j of money one of these days.—[Pueb ; lo Chieftain. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. LAND OFFICE AT PUEBLO, COLORADO, Aug. 9, ISSG. Notice Is hereby given that the following nnme<l settlers have filed notice of th- Ir in tention to make final proof In support of their claims, and that said proof will be made be fore the U. S. Land Office, at Pueblo, Colora do, on Septoinber 27th. lSSfi, viz: llenrv A. Morris, pre-emption, D. S. No.. 9«Brt, for the S lif n e qr, and S lif n w qr, sec 32. twir 22 s rc 4ft w. in He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cuuaLya tion of. said land, viz: & Willis B. Winger and .1. P Morris, oUapiflL Colorado; 8. 11. Copliead and J. A. .HeDow ell, of Blackwell, Colorado. • Also Willis B. Winger, pre-eiuu||M. I>. 8. No. 10377, for tlie lots l and 2of m-% qr and t lif se qr sec. 29. two. 22 s, rg4ft -1" • Ho names the following wItdMMM to prove his continuous residence upas. mM chHlvh thm of, said land, viz: <?V'- Henry A. Morris and J. F. lforri*v«tf (Eaniar, Colorado: ,1. A. McDowell*!**. W. dfephead, ,of Black well, Colorado. ' ✓" 9.14 WM. IJA YARD, 'ster.