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■ I I Spivey & Holmes Bros., j I r>CAI.RRH IN ■ I I I Lumber, Hardware | Agricultural Smplfnirnta, Pagons, Ar. £ AIAO DEALfM IN G-roceies, Provisions, Peed, Ac C- M. HOKRIBOX. IbMfW ft H- BMMMi - ■ ■ QOLUBABOi BENT COUNTY REGISTER. LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, AUG. 28 1886. BENT LAND DISTRICT. There has been established by a! law of the 491 h congress, a new huid district in the south eastern part -»f the state called the Bent Land Dis trict, with the land office at L unar, a town incorp3rated May 24, on the A. T. Jt S. F. railroad, 116 miles east of l k ueblo. This land district embraces more than on**-h:»lf of the eastern portion of Bent county, nearly one half of Lis Anim.is and a |K>rtion of Klliert, and contains 7,000.000 acres of land. Lunar, where the land office is situ ated, is easily accessible to those who desire to locate in the district There is but a very small portion of r this land located and but little of it is within the twenty mile grant to the Kansas, Pacific railroad. This district contains more good unselected agricultural land *ii*ccp , tilde of imitation than can be found elsewhere in the state, in fact, we might say in the whole state. The altitude of the country is only a tri fle over ;i,OOO feet. The Arkansas river will furnish water for a large portion of it. Any grain or ora** crop grown in th<* tmuperafe zone will flourish here; fruits of all kinds will do well, the whole district i« lieallliv and no better place can In found for homes for the farmers. Linar, the land office is a town of phenomenal growth, already con tains three hundred inhabitants and quite a number of substantial bouses have been built and are being con structed. They have a good depot and stock yards. All that is needed t * make this town and country a great agricultural center and district is immigrants. [Colorado Farmer. There is a mistaken idea in the eastern states that western Kansas 1 and eastern Colorado is a dry, sterile j plain, or a succession of sand hills, , incapable if producing an) thing but sage brush, soajsweed and cactus. I This is a grave error, because no fin er soil can be found anywhere. The increase of rainfall has been rernark ! ably rapid in the last five years, and lias had the effect of extending the agricultural area over a territory hitherto supposed to In* toodiy for the production *of vegetables ami tasreal crops. An average bused on the rainfall of ten years shows that there is more rain in Kansas during the months of May, June, July and August, than in Maine, New Hatup? shire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Con necticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Min nesota, Missouri or Nebraska—states not usually considered droulhy ones. Successful farming in Kansas is al most entirely the result of an intelli gent understanding of the climate and a compliance with its require m -nts. Deep plowing, repeated har rowing and frequent rolling have brought success to every farmer that has practiced them. There is no state where the result and rewards of working tin soil are surer than in Kansas, if an intelligent system of farming and rotation of crops arc adapted to both soil and climate— [Border Ruffian. The man that has nothing but com plaints to give the town should get out of it. Nine cases out of ten it has become unpleasant to him on account of his whines aud doubt but what the community could exist without his presence in it. He is generally dissatisfied with every ef fort or enterprise that is put forth. He complains of the merchants as extortioners, the mechanics as botch ers, and newspapers as frauds and not worthy of patronage. He is never satisfied unless he is stirring up tur moil and discord. Such a man as this should get a box of matches and some snd start a little h uniatien xff his own.—[Kx. jm Lamar has got a United States land office, which insures that town another bodm. We are pleased to congratulate our neighboring city on her success. It will make Lunar a second Garden City.—[Border Rufl|an.' John Lynch and Joe Van Winkle, cowboys, filled each other with lead in New Mexico, both dead. Suite Treasurer Swallow ha* on ! exhibition at his office some flue! specimen* of grain grown on so«l ; land without irrigation in the eastern pJiit of Wehi county near Julwshurg. The cornstalks are eight feet long an«l are well loaded with good ears of corn and the specimens of oats, millet, flax and rye are equally good. These were raised, as above suited, on sod land without irrigation and Messrs. Krumpanitzsky A Hutchin son, hard wart- merchants of Jules htirg, who sent the specimens to Mr. Swallow, testify that there are a number of fields of such gram in that j vicinity. The eastern part of Weld | and Arapahoe counties between tne Platte nver and the Kansas Pacific I rail rood is being settled on by a | large number of formers, and the ; fact that such grain as Mr. Swallow exhibits ran he raised there will, in a few years, make this section one of the best agrien'tuml districts in the suite. The lands in this part of the state have long been used hv eattle men for greeing purposes, and now that most of the cattlemen have moved farther west or north or south being driven out. by the settlers, the lands are lieing taken up rapidly by pre-emptor*, homesteaders and leas ers, and m my hundreds of acres are now being settled upon for fanning purposes, and it is predicted that a very tine agricultural country, tribu tary to Denver, wilt in a few years astonish the stronger and b.trnacle alike. [Denver News. Dr. Talm.tge, the great preacher, says: In this country w»* are taught by the Declaration of American in do pendetiee, that all people are born equal. There was never a greater misrepresentation pat in one sentence than in that sentence which implies that we an? all horn equal. Why does one hoise cost $ 100 and another horse cost $5,000? Why does one sheep cost $lO and another sheep cost $500? Difference of blood. We are wise enough to recognize the difference of blood in horses, in cat tie, in sheep, hut we are nor. wise enough to in ike allowances for the difference in the human blood. Now I demand by the law of eternal fair ness, that you be more lenient in your criticism of those who are horn wrong, in whose ancestral line there was a hangin in’s knot, or who came from a tree, the fruit of which for centuries have been gnarled and worm eaten A. D. Mason, wholesale hides and wool, Pueblo, passed through here hist Thursday uight on his way home from an extended trip through Colo rodV and as far east os Syracuse, Kansas, buying hides, lie Mtopi>ed at La Junta and Rocky Ford on his eastward trip, and at Granada, La mar and Las Aniina* on bis return. He collected about four ear loads, the average price paid being 11 cts Mr. Mason says hides and |»clts are very scarce at present and attributes the scarcity to the extreme hot weather. He savs |»'ople dont eat. much meat during these heated terms and consequently there are not so many cattle killed.—[Lis An imas Democrat. Some one calculates that we shall not have another February contain ing five Sundays until 1920. It seeins pretty hard to have to wait so long for five church-going days in the month of Fehruary, but so long as we have August containing five Sundays the complaint will not he so general*. The fishing in August i* better than in February.—[Norris town Herald. The stock shipments for the week were rather light as well as a little mixed. Two car loads of horses, two of beet cattle and one car of buffalo. The shipments received here of blooded stock for the south west nearly equalled the shipments sent out. —[Dodge City Globe. Attorney M. J. Galligan, who en joys lhe reputation of being one of the best lawyers in this region,, is busy this week on an important lan 1 contest suit from Lunar. Land is getting valuable there and lots of “fussing” over it is being done.— Pueblo Chieftain. XUMBEB 11 From the U Junta Tribune. f4am.tr is to have another near ua per. The people of that town would have the earth, if it w;w movable. Meaere. Meßride Jk Lintun, of La Junta, are uhippiuK daily a large amount of vegeublea. They are now picking a thousand pounds of toroa toes daily. Andy Nichols was in town Mon -1 day purchasing barrels to hold sor ghum which Jie is now prepared to. gjake. • WMlias fifteen acres of fiup.sugar'nßno and has a mill, vata pane ready ! for use. Messrs. liar tig, of Rouky Ford, arc sli jppng an average of 2to .1 car-loaT* m watermelons per day. Tile greater part of them go to llwitver sud Lca-lvillc. A car load nets from *l5O u, S2OO. The Lunar Kkoiktkb says that wateriiiolons an- worth from 35 to 50 cents each. Move to La Junta, Bro. Davis, wJrm tliey are 15 cents a piece, and where the firmer* bring them in by Mis wagon loal, and “competition is.the life of tr.de in all branches of business. From the Lua Animas Leader. As an evidence of what the soil of Bent comity will product*, you have only to g:tx*i on those mammoth tur nips, beets and other vegetables, at Haws', raised on McCampimil’s ranch under the north side ditch. Since the bounty on wolf and •• »v --ote scalps was repealed the varmint* are becoming quite bold in this vicin ity. Last Saturday night a number of them made “Rome bowP in dose proximity to the county jail. -I.iilor Britton ojk*ii**<l tire on them but. tin* night being dark, was unable to “bag the game.” The rain Tuesday evening give the grangers a little rest, and many of them graced our town Wednes day. Horse ( reek was represented by Mai. Minniss, Ex Sue. iff Parsons and Prof. Brown, who report tine crops and prospects, and also high water in “Adobe.” Indeed the creek was up so Tuesday night that Mr. Kep|de came near being drowned, being washed down against Mr. Biiukey’s wire fence and tiuallv hal ing to desert his wagon and tnow«r to the mercy of sand and water.’ For tunately*, however, lie esc.ajied u*ibii>t and returning Wedm-sday morning secured his wagon and machine. Maj •r Williams ha* determined 10 establish a lumber yard in the new town of Lamar in Bent e«>uutv, and is at preseut busilv engaged »«i shi|>- ping the material with which to stock it. Mr. P. M. Noble, who has been assisting the Major m tie* con duction of his Trinidad v.*rd. will have charge of the new business, while Mr. J. W. Erin »n takes the place he vacates. [Trin’ulml Adver tiser. An inquiring man thrust his fin gers into a horse’s mouth to see how many teeth he hail. Tliv inquiring horse closed his mouth to sec how nsany fingers the in in had. The cu riosity of each was satisfied. After an enthusiastic lover spends two hoars hard labor over a letter to his girl, and then mars its bounty by spilling a drop of ink on it, he first swears in a very scientific manner for a few moments, and then draw s a circle around the blot and tells her it is a kiss. The Pueblo Press thanks Heaven that Trinidad is a duller town than Pueblo. NOTICE FOB PUBLICATION'. LAND OFFICE AT PUEBLO, COLOUADO. Aug. ‘J, J 88«, Nodes la hereby given that the following named settlers have Sled notice of th lr in tention to make final proof In support of their claims, and that said proof will be mude be fore the U. 8. Land Omoe, at Pueblo. Colora do, on September 17th, I*BB, via: Henry A. Morris, pre-emption, D. 8. No.. MM, tor the 8 Uf n e qr, and S hf 11 w qr, ti e 32, twp* 22 s rg. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cuitivu tton of, said land, vis: Willis B. Winger and J. P Morris, of Lamnr, Colorado; m. H. Coxhesd audJ. A. MdHis ell, of Blackwell, Colorado. AlsoWtlllaß. Winger, pre-einptlon, D. 8. No. 10877, for the lots L'knU 2of * e qr und n hf s e qr sec. SH. twp. 22 n, rg4o w. He names the following witnesses to prove hts continuous residence upon, and cultiva tion of, said land, viz : llenry A. Morris and J. P. Mor. Is, of Unmr, Colorado: .1. A. Urllowsll und S. 11. Coxhend, of BlaekweU, Colorado. B-W MM. llAVAllii. Register.