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N. D. MRHEITER,
Notary Public,
Jjimir, (Boot county,) Colorado.
0. S. COOPEB.
notary public.
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•fal p>p«n cardolly ptrp«r«tl and ac
RMVt So. 1. Uad omt* Block.
Holmes & Parmenter’s
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Lamar, Colorado. j
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U«eup*ea aa *! stated purtU.a and adjoins ths lowii til* on th# Soath and
vvsrlooks the tows. That addition will be the rwi.lrnre portion
of the city and the very choicest ground in or about Lamar.
It is high and dry aud is under the system of irrigating
ditches which have already been completed. In
this addition water will be run through
the streets, the same as will be
foaud at Colerado Spring#.
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Main business Street Of Lamar
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*W~Tba 1.1... * Parmentor addiliea whicH will gir. opportunity to
hasisraa people in that qnarter. Many thousands of do ars ,av *
Bads by investing in Lamar property during the last mont is, an- niany
thousands more will be made in the near future. 1 his new a « itn n lo *®
town offer, splendid opportunities f**r investment u illi quic returns.
r«J» far the Groat Sola af Friday, February tlh.
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' hOKE FfllNS.—Ltwar will b. tb- Gr.atdwpwtof supply for th.
»Mt«ra part af No Man. Land at it it the naaraet point to that Mrntory.
It will .1.., J.ri.g th. coming tp.ing. b. the great .hipping point for
will.. Tboatandt of familie. will locate this spring in the conrtry adja
cent to Lamar. The Unit*! State. Land Office being located here thou.-
*»ds of persons looking for land, will visit Lamar daring t>« wln
*erly tpriag months. Witbo.t exception Lamar ~ th. great booni.ng
Wwn af tha waat and if you want to double yoar money etory sixty ay.,
hay Ms in the Holmes A Parroentcr addition to tbecily of Lamar.
BENT COUNTY REGISTER.
Volume !I.
LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 1887.
ROCKY
( FORD,
Bent County, Colorado.
The wonderful opening Kale of town lot* at ROCKY FORD,
ou April 12, 188 7, amounting to $77,000,00, and which has since,
i» v Uter sales, been augmented to the astonishing figures ef nearly
$.10,000,00, has attracted widespread attention in Colorado and
Iwnsius, Ihe history of no town on the lines of the A.,T. &S. F.
Railroad a (Turds a parallel to this opening sale, either in the mag*
mm. oof the amounts invested,or the intense earnestness displayed
.by the 400 purchasers who were present. The movement was
spontaneous. '1 here was an utter lack of any attempt to generate
an unnatural excitement. The results attained are entirely due to
the genuine merits of the location itself, backed by a beautiful
and productive country. Let it be noted that some twenty-four
contracts, each calling for a building to cost not less than $l,OOO,
Mini an equal number requiring the construction of buildings of
the value of $5OO, were executed on the day of sale.
ROCKY
FORD
J Is located on the south slope of the Arkansas river, 50 milea«east
J of Pueblo and 65 miles west of Lamar. It lies in the center of
| the Pueblo land district, and commands a splendid scope of
country, both north and south.
IRRIGATION
I
Is here successfully and extensively pursued. The Catlin and
Rocky Ford Cauuls cover as tint* an area of rich black soil as can
be found any where between Pueblo ond Kansas City. The great
Fowler Canal on the south and the Bob Creek Canal on the north,
now iu course of construction, will add to the irrigable area au
immense territory of productive soil.
The region aboa ROCKY FORD is already celebrated for its
• products ond grrat shipments of vegetables, and has long since
been regarded as the true garden spot of Colorado. The Town
| Company, with the aid of a long experience in the varied ques
tions incidental to the bnilding of towns, purpose to establish on
a sound and permanent basis the ROCKY FORD. They point
with pride to the towu of Lamar, which sprang up principally
from their exertions.
j
OFFICERS OF THE COMPASTI
i JOHN E. FROST, Pressdent.
r G. \V. SWINK, Vice-President.
. COLONEL A. S. JOHNSON, Treasurer,
t E. J. CARLIAGE, Secretary.
Direet correspondence to the
fßocTnj fjord perron and
j
Investment Co.
e ;
■ GODDING & STEEL, AGENTS.
a
' rocky fore, Colo.
Number 25.
Lamar ha* tested Imr Mater-works
aiul they give entire satisfaction.
Happy Lamar! Booming Lamar!
Springfield Herald.
The resignation of Mr. C* M. Mor
rison as secretary of the town com
pany has been accepted and L, 11.
Johnson elected to fill the vacancy.
—Cheyenne Wells Gazette.
Dr. Grant's business having oalled
him to Lamar, will shortly become a
resident of that town. We are sorry
to lose the doctor, and congratulate
Lamar npon securing so good a citi
zen.—Granada Exponent.
James McDonald farms iu the foot
hills, 28 miles from Trinidad, with
out irrigation. He grew 700 bushels
of turnips on two acres of land. Also
; fine oats and a good article of wheat,
j —Trinidad Daily Citizen.
It was a picture to watch the peo
ple hurrying along the streets last
night for home.* The fact that many
of them had their summer clothes on
yet, caused them to hustle a little
more lively than usual.—Pueblo
Chieftain.
We are reliably informed that the
Chivington branch of the Gould sys
tem will take a soutwestern course
from Lamar, striking Atlanta, hence
through Soldier's pass aud on to
Trinidad, where connections will be
made with other branches.—Atlanta
Democrat.
A. V. Scott, cashier of the Bank
of Lamar, Colorado, who has been
dangerously sick several days, is rap
idly recovering. He announces thai
as soon as he is able to attend to
business be will re-open his bank
and be prepared to pay his deposit
ors in full.—Garden City Sentinel.
She—“ James, do you know you
put three buttons on the plate in
church to-day?”
He—“l know what I was about.”
She—“ James, perhaps you didu't
know that I bought those buttons
yesterday tor my new dress and paid
fifty cents apiece for them.”—Waver
iy Magazine.
A man named George Tete was as
sessed thirty days in jail yesterday
by Judge Yeaman, for insulting
ladies. The arrest was made by
Policeman Vaughn who wishes us
to say that if ladies who are annoy
ed in this way would promptly re
port the matter to the polico that the
prosecution would be easier.—Trini
dad Advertiser.
It used to bo said that Pueblo en
joys 365 days of sunshine each year.
1 hat time is past owing, we suppose,
to the great influx of Kansas Jay
hawkers into “The Italy of America.”
At any rate a ray of sunlight has not
blessed us for four days; but we
have been experiencing instead a
young Kansas blizzard and snow
storm. —Pueblo Star.
A. J. Iloisington, of Garden City,
Oapt. Doak, of Granada, and A. T.
Irvin, Davenport, lowa, between now
and next April will dig a ditch be
ginning just below Lamar, Colorado,
and extendingng eastward to the
state line, a distance of about tweu
ty-five miles. The ditch will cover
Granada and Carlton. Harry Linn,
of Lakin, is engineer and has nearly
campletcd his work.—Garden City
Sentinel.
A Boston man who makes rasp
berry jam for a living is authority
for the statement that “we don't use
any raspberries at all iu making the
jam.” What “we” do use, it appears,
are tomatoes, and glucose and hay
seed and a “little prepared raspberry
flavor.” Chaos might as well come
again. When raspberry jam turns
out to be a delusion aud snare, to
what or to whom shall the public
give its confidence.
33x\ J. S- Haetv
OHIO* over P. O. Drug Store, Lamar. Colo
rado. »
Dr. G. W. Tidwell,
Offics Up Stairs m Godding Block.
Lamar, - - Colo.
Dr. E. P. Rice,
Physician and Surgeon,
Office over City Drag Store, Sorth Side,
LAMAR, COLORADO.
The rainfall of the past Rammer
io Arizona has been unprecedented,
and the oldest inhabitants look upon
it as phenomenal, and enter into the
general belief that the climate Is
gradually changing,or that it is being
revolutionised through natural but
hidden causes. However this may
be, th** continued rainfall has been a
surprise toall, and its contingent ben
efits will be incalculable to the pros
pectors and iniuers.—Tucson, Ariso
ns, Citizen.
A large gray wolf viaited the
premises of Larry Lanham, a few
miles south-weal of town, last week,
and made free with some of Lar v*s
choicest chickens. On .he following
night hia wolf-ship returned to re
peat the performance, but on enter
ing the ohicken bouse fouud his head
in a well placed noose which the
frautio efforts of the victim only serv
ed to tighten. The rope was manip
ulated with such success that the
chicken thief was dangling from a
rafter, and Larry is now the hapiest
man in Las Animas county.—Spring
field Advertiser.
About 150 Mormons arrived night
before last. Some of them left on
the night train for La Jara and Man
asses, Colorado, and the rest took
the noon traiu yesterday lor Salt
Lake. This outfit were not from the
old country, but from the southern
states, as could be seen from the ap
pearance of their great pile of bag
gage. One big valise had strapped
to it a bag of fragrant sassafras root.
Another piece of baggage came loose
and spilled big fat yams. The pos
sessor of it evidently supposed sweet
potatoes don’t grow iu Colorado.—
Pueblo Chieftain.
A church building is sadly needed
ia Rocky Ford. People coming into
this city, as a rule, look first for a
school building then a church.
While we have a good building for
temparary use, kindly furnished by
Mr. Capron, it cannot be depended
on too long. Next spring that will
be a valuable businese corner and he
will not feel disposed to have it used
for that purpose, then we will be
left. It looks to us like some of the
denominations who have fuuds for
that purpose would spend a little of
it here. Every citizen in town would
subscribe liberally to any denomina
tion who would build a church.—
Rocky Ford Enterprise.
In former times foreigners used to
throng to Cairo to see that revolting
ceremony called the Dosah, which ia
a part of the celebration of the Mnhd
en Nebi, or the proyhet’s birthday.
They may not see it more, because it
was owing to Mr. Butler and his ar
guments that the Khedive abolished
it. The Dosah was a minor Jugger
naut business For a distance of 300
yards dervishes would lie fiat ou the
ground, making a living pavement
as wide as the length of a man, and
ovor his human road bed the sheik
of the dervishes would ride on horse
back. “It was a stout cob,” is the
way the author describes (he
and the sheik was no light weight.
Tho devout Mohammedan believes
that, by the miraculous intervetiou
of the prophet, nobody is hurt, but
Mr. Butler declars that many died
from injuries thus received and were
sent out of Cairo to be buried. The
sheik of the dervishes is believed to
go from one faint into another on
this horrible occas'on. Mr. Butler
examined the horse’s feet and found
that he was shod in the eastern man
ner—a round iron plate covering the
bottom of the hoof. It is due to Mr.
3utler to state that remonstrating
with the Khedive there was uo Don
ah.—New York Times Book Review.

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