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Notary Public,
Lamar, (Bent county,) Colorado.
OBm IHipfn, Dffd«, and all other
l«nl p»pen carefully prepared and no
kd«w ledjrcd. ar Second door north of
l*and Oroct'.
.A~ T. 8- y- R R
When traveling for health. biulnvJU or
plcMure, take the "Rannna Line'* for all
iMilntaeaat, vMt. north or ex-th.
Through tickets to all tn>|>ortaat point* In
the United States and Danada ami Mexico.
IGucStur** cheeked to destination.
The Ihtllo Pullman l*alaee Car Service and
the dlnlmr station* operated and controlled
by this company an* too well known to make
comment neemaary. K. WHITE,
t.en. I‘aesuiiger and Ticket Aft., Topeka, K*.
For R«nt
Four good rooms. Will rent in
pairs or all together;. * Enquire of
Goodalc A Coo|*«r.
Just receive*! at Chas. Rei tier's
a car load of lied Ball flour.
Second hand wagons for sale
cheap. F. C. Stevens.
Money to loan on first mortgage
security for a term of years.
42 -tf Bank op Lamak.
Uoodale A Cooper will insure your
house against loss by Fire, Lightning
or Tornadoes.
Foe Sale—The Lamai Drug
Store property can be bought at a
bargain. For terms etc, address,
Geo. F Jones, Dodge City, Ks. 48if
Housekeeper* and those intending 1
to keep house,
Has*just received a full and com-!
plcte line of
And can suitably furnish the finest
house or xuost humble claim shanty.
They aii»o handle.
Floor. Feed And Grain, i
Under City Hall.
f ROOM,:
Lamar, - * • Colorado

W.S. Pierce,
ALauak, - - Colo.
Volume 11.
Holmes & Parmenter’s
Lamar Colorado.
; Occupies an elevated portion and adjoins the tovn Rite on the South and
overlook* the town. That additiou will be the residence portion
of the city and the ver\ choicest ground in or about Lamar.
1; is high and dry and is under the .system of irrigating
ditches which have already been completed. In
Ibis addition water will be run through
th£ s’rwetit, the same as will bo
fou.vl at Colorado Springs.
Main business Street Of Lamar
' S
@eo mma
Holmes «fc Party, nter addition which will give opportunity to
j business people in that quasar. Many thousands of dollars have been
made by investing in Lamar property during thelastsix months,and many
thousands more wtll.be made in the near future. This new addition to the
town offers splendid opportunities for investment with quick returns. Get
ready for the Great Sale of , v riday, February 4th.
I. V V
SOME POINTS.— be the Great depot of supply for the
western part of No Alaus Lane i* it is the nearest point to that territory.
It will also, iurijig the coining spring, bo the great shipping point for
j cattle. Thousands of families will locate this spring in the country adja
: cent to Lamar. Tho United Stttfl.Lund Office being located here, thous
ands of persons looking for larJ. %»U visit Lamar during the winter and
early spring months. Without <j4to«*ptiou Lao.-tr is tho great booming
! town of the west and if you wart your Money every sixty days,
| buy in tho Holmes <fc Parurfo^dKaddition to theory 0 f Lamar.
A trip to the Wonderful Young City
of Southeast Colorado—Only a
Few Weeks Old, Yet it is Spring
ing Into Prominence as a Metropo
lis—Surrounded by an Excellent
Farming Country, Possesing Great
Natural Advantages, it is Bound
to Succeed.
J. W. Stalley, lu tlie Garden City Sentinel.
Kocky Fobd. —Through an invita
tion from the managers of the town
company having charge of this place,
a representative of the “Sentinel”
visited the little city of liocky Ford,
and byway of preface we can cordi
ally give the city credit for all that
»he9e gentlemen claim for her, and
more. As is well known, liocky
Ford was born but a few weeks ago,
and until after the opeifing sale of
lots, the 12th of last April, which oc
curred immediately after the plant
ing of the townsitc, there were but
three houses iu the place—two of
them being residences of farmers,
while the third was accupied by a
small general country stock of goods,
and gave room for the post service
which handled the meagre mail of
the few settlers in this vicinity.
There has bewi a wonderful change
, since then, and where there was
“plenty room for deyelopemcnt” as
was explained to the writer just be
fore the opening sale, there are now
excellent business houses and pretty
and comfortable residences—some al
ready completed and occupied, while
others are being hurried on to com
pletion ns fast as lumber and other
building material can be produced.
There are nine business bouses that
are now* being constructed and that
are now under contract to be finished
ready fbr occupancy the former part
of July. These buildings will be
filed with large stocks; Colonel
hovejoy, of New Kiowa, Kansas,
bringing a $30,000 stock for one,
while the State Bank of liocky Ford
will occupy another, until the brick
“Bank Block” will have beeu finish
ed. While there is one hotel of fair
size, and well kept, there is a demand
for further room, aud to the end that
the want be supplied, some eastern
parties purclmsed ground aiul have
let contracts for a two story brick
hotel which will be 65x100 feet, and
surrounded by pretty lawns, walks
and drives. This will add not only
to the beauty and substantiality of
the city, but will euchauce the values
of properties.
At a distance, the vicinity of
liocky Ford has the appearence of a
grand forest, owing to the foresight
of Colonel G. \\ . Swink, who, com
ing to this place fifteen years ago
and with a family of eleven children
settled here, built for himself a home,
and provided well for his large fam
ily, taking homestead and timber
claim ami clothing the valley in
green. These trees are now large
ami healthy, and add greatly to the
beauty of the. place. Coming as lie
proprietors .
Good rigs, reasonable prices, satisfaction guaranteed, careful
drivers that are well acquainted with the country,
to go with teams when desired.
C=»~I~V~ E TJS A- ::: z oALL.
Post Office
8116 SSSiSj
Drugs, Stationery, PerJUmeri.*, Toilet A.rtioles,
Oils eto. 9to.
LAMAR, . . - • - - COLORADO.
Number 4.
did when there were few settlers in
this portion of the then territory, and
being a “public spirited cuss”—as a
friend of the colonel pleasantly re
marked—and a good off-hand speak
er and political worker, although not
a politician, he took a leading part
in the affairs of the county and terri
tory, and has been and still is—but
without ostention—a sort of a moral
and adviory autocrat. Two large
groves of these trees were planted as
the timer culture laws direct, while
with a keen forsight, streets and ave
nues were laid off, and parks planted
and fostered, for a possible city, as
soon as the steam whistle of the San
ta Fe sounded in this valley, and al
though the coming of a city has been
long, and uutil of late discouraging,
the reward is here. This was recog
nized after the years of patient toil
in beautifying the valley with timber,
and with water from the ditches con*
structed, which cover thousands of
valley and mesa land and which in
return is productive of such good re
There are many excellent farms in
the valley and under the great Catliu
and the Rocky Ford canals, and it is
a matter of record that they have
given such grand results as would ex
cite incredulity in the minds of the
eastern people who are not cognizant
of what Kansas and Colorado soil is
capable of producing. The writer,
in company with Harry V. Alexander,
editor of the Rocky Ford Enterprise,
walked over to Colonel Swink's or
chards and feasted upon lus cius rasp
berries and currants and immense
dewberries—a wild species of a deli
cious frust growing on a running
vine, well known in eastern Kansas,
Nebraska and other places—and
walked through and among the half
acre or more of blackberries, goose,
bery, strawberries and other small
fruits which were loaded with unripe
fruit, and w hich bent the brauches
to the ground, even wliere they were
tied up,—and back through the or
chards of apple, plum, peach and
cherry trees. The’apple trees are
thrifty and have a good crop of fruit,
while the plum trees are too prolific
for their own good. Peach trees
have as yet borne little fruit, but
with careful pruning and free irriga
tion, there is no reason why they
should not do well. Cherries have
given fair results, and it is claimed
that the hardier varieties of pears
will do w*ell.
The vineyard was next visited-and
such a sight! It would make even a
Kansas man green with euvy! Great,
luscius branches of the prettiest and
most traoparent globes of this fruit
were hanging from every possible
sprig of the vines, and it seemed that
the tendrils themselves were capable
of bearing fruit, they were so healthy
looking aiid strong. This is a model
farm and has extra care taken of it,
but what is possible with this place
J. H. Bobdkiu, A. V. Scott,
I'res’t Caahier.
Thuut i hunl Btikai han.
De«U In Exchange on all the Principal Cities
Ittitfd Jiatrs and tfarevt.
Dr. E. P. Rice,
Physician and Surgeon,
Office over City Drug Store, North Side,
is probable with any other where wa
ter is freely used and care taken of
the plants and trees. The fields of
alfalfa, and the town in general as
well as a drive to adjoining farms
wa6 next taken. The first crop of
alfalfa has been cut, and stacked,
and the second crop well under way,
being about ten inches high since the
cutting a week ago. Four crops are
raised of this excellent hay which
will average one and a half to two
tons of cared hay per acre to the cut
ting, and which will bring from eight
to eleven dollars per ton on the track.
Alfalfa is certainly the crop here,
and should receive the attention of
the people of southwest Kansas, as
what will flourish here will certainly
give as good results there.
After studying the alfalfa crop
and looking over the splendid fields
of com, sweet potatoes, watermelons,
and oats—remark, there are “fields
of watermelons and sweet potatoes”
here, Colonel Swiuk having about
100 acres of watermelons, and one
fourth that of sweet potatoes, while
another farmer whose name escapes
us just now but who is within a mile
of liocky Ford, has about half this
area of each crop, after this wonder
ful sight our drive was finished by
visiting the wonderful “find” of Gus
Hansbrough—one of the old tinmers
of Leavenworth aud of —bilene—a
mountain of pure ochre! That the
mineral is genuine is proven by as
says from leading chemists of St.
liouis, Chicago, Kansas City and
Denver, and an actual test of it ou
several houses in Kooky Ford, which
were primed with it by simply crush
ing the large pieces as it was cat
from the sides of the tunnel with an
axe, and mixing it with boiled oil
and applying with a paint brash. It
not only made an excellant priraiitg,
bat left a good, solid, ochre color,
which with a second application,
would be all that is necessary for
barns or ont-houses, while preparing
formal finishing ooat of any color on
residences or business houses. If
this proves to be as good as it prom
ises, it will bring a fortune to the
disooverer and furnish a new indus
try to this country, ns this ochre is
practically inexhaustible,having been
fouud clean and free from any and
all impurities on three sides of the
hill ou which the first discovery was
made—just one mile south of the
town, and within a few rods of the
Call in ditch and canal. In addition
to this ochre there is excellent brick
clay, which is being used in a second
kiln that has been burned for the
several buildings that will bo built
of that material, and three miles
north and on the opposite side of tho
river,an excellent quality of liuildiug
stone is found in inexhaustible quan
tities. Truly, with an excellent soil
surrounding her, and with 200,000
acres of it under the great canals, an
inexhaustible supply of water, of
building stone, of clay for brick and
ochre for paint, and positive proof of
the soil and climate being well adapt
ed to tho successful propagation of
fruits, vegetables and cereals, and
live, energetio people to push the
country and the country’s resources
to the highest point. Rocky Ford
is on a pretty straight aud broad road
to success. This might be truthful
ly said of this whole couDtr, —of
Southwest Kansas and Southeast
| Says the Atchison Globe poet :
• They whose voices always rise, in a
j murmer to the skies, uever cheerful,
never glad, always mournful, always
sad ; tilled with prophesies of ill,
growling, snarling, whining still—O
their deatli would be no loss, let us
nail them to tho cross ! They who
want to run the town, they who’d
grind their fellows down ; they who
say ‘ It I were you, I will tell-you
what I’d do.” Men who try to act the
boss, let us nail them to the cross

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