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BENT COUNTY REGISTER.
Volcmk 11. Holmes & Parmentsr’s *f ADDITION!* ! -3iTO*®* I Lamar, Colorado. I an elavated portiou and adjoins the town site on the South and • rerlnok. the town. Tint addition will be the residence portion of the city and the eery choicest ground in or about laiuar. It ia high and dry and ia under the system of irrigating ditchea which have alrendy been com|>letod. Iu thia addition water uiil bo run through the streets, tiie .nine as will be found at Colorado S|.riug«, | slain business Street Of Lamar GEGliiH© EVThe Holmea Jk rartncnter addition which will give opportunity to la.ineae people ia that quarter. Nauy thousands of dollars have been sad. by investing in Lamar property during the last an months, and many hon.anda more will be made in the near future. This new addition to the ... offers splendid opportunities for investment with quick returus. (aui •ad, for the Great Sale of Friday, February 4th. V I hO4K POlMS.—Lamar will be the Great depot of supply for the •astern part of No liana Land as it is the nearest po.ut to that territory. It will .|.o, during Hi. coming sp.ing.bc the great shipping point for wtlle. Tho.sm.ds of families will locate this spring m the country adja. •rat to UlMr. The United States Laud Office being located here, liio •ads of person, looking for land, will visit Lamar during the winter and »rly spring Months. Without exception Lamar is the great booming n of the west end if yon want to double your money every sixty days, iotfl in tkn Holm«s Jt Pnrmonter addilion to thocity of Uunar. UAJIAR, COI.OKADO, SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 1887, ROCKY FOII, Sent County, Colorado. Tlio wonderful owning ’'ale of town lot* at ROOKY FORD, on April 12, I*B7, ainonuting to *77,000,00, nml which has since, l»v Inter sales, been augmented to the astonishing figures ©f nearly lm* attracted widespread attention in Colorado and Kansas, '1 he history of no town on the lines of the A., T. «!ts S. F. Railroad ntlords a parallel to this opening sale, either in the mag nitude of the amounts invested,or the intense earnestness displayed l»y the 400 purchasers who were present. The movement was spontaneous. There 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, hacked by a beautiful and productive country. Let it be noted that some twenty-fonr contracts, eac h calling for a building to co>t not less than $l,OOO, aiul an equal number requiring the construction of building!* of the value of SSOU, were executed on the day of sale. ROCKY FORD Is located on the south slope of the Arkansas river, 50 miles oast 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 Canals cover as fine an area of rich black soil as can bo found anywhere between Pueblo ond Kansas City. The great Fowler Canal on the south and the Hob Creek Canal on the north, now in course of construction, will add to the irrigable area an immense territory of productive soil. The region abou ROCKY FORI) is already celebrated for iu ruoducts and great shipments of vegetables, and liub long since i »een regarded as the true gardou spot of Colorado. The Town Company, with the aid of a long experience iu 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 town of Lamar, which sprang up principally from their exertions. OFFICERS 8F TKE CTOSSPAHT2 JOHN E. FROST, Preasdent. G. \V. SWINK, Vice-President. COLONEL A. S. JOHNSON, Treasurer. E. J. CAIf LI AGE, Secretary, Direct correspondence to the ftorcl gjjcmm imxX Investment Co. Or to GODDING & STEEL, AGENTS. rocky ford, Colo. j Rev. Jno. R. Wood took up a tim i ber claim near Lake Vincent last j summer, and put in a crop which has more than repaid the cost of cultiva tion and fencing.—La Junta Trib i uno. The ranchmen under the north ; fide ditch raised tfn immense amount I of alfalfa this past summer and are j now disposing of it at a good price I t » in. et the demand for this uutri j tious grass. —Las Animas Leader. Thomas Nust, has taken the road as a lecturer, llis audiences are re ported as “not large, but intelligent and appreciative,” That means that I they are made up of newspaper men who “go in for nothing.”—Newton Republican. Mrs. William Wright, of New Castle, Ind., recently gave birtti to four childreu making in all a family of fourteen children, including five pairs of twins. Let’s see. Who was it said he’d rather be Wright than be President? We, wouldn’t.—Nor ristown Herald. This paper does not mean to be unfair toward any man, or set of men, and iu the future the manage ment will insist upon it that persons having affairs of a personal nature to settle must do it outside of its col umns. Slick a pin here, so that you will not forget.— Las Vegas Optic. II. K. Wilson, of Anthony, Kaus., and A. E. Rent, of Lamar, were in town last Tuesday, looking after the interests of tho Farmer’s Loan & Trust Co. Mr. Wilson is general agent for Western division, and Mr. Rent is general agent for this land district.—Spriugfield Advertiser. In another columu will be found a notice to taxpayers from County Treasurer Hickman informing them of the fact that the tax books are open and that taxes not paid by Jan uary 1, 1888, will become delinquent and accrue interest at the rate of 25 per cent, per annum.—Las Animas Democrat. The National grange, in session at Lansing Michigan, adopted resolu tions asking for the election of post masters by a popular vole, and the redemption by the government of its indebtedness in bonds with the treasury surplus. Put Darden, of Mississippi, was elected worthy mas | »<*r f«’i* i no ensuing year.—Trinidad ! Advertiser. A Correspondent of the St. Louis » .i.ie lias taken that bright journal • • ; to task for speaking of a i as an editress, citing a score i ■>; authorities to prove that a woman an editor, just as well as a man. I; seems just as sensible to say writ i •'■•fs, tea. heress, servantress as it does i i" say editress, aud just as wise to '.:y Americaness, Englishes*, etc., as .Jewess.—Pueblo Merry World. The first case of house breaking that lias occurred in this vicinity took place last Tuesday at the resi lience of our general Town Manager, M. Cohen. In the absence of Mrs. Cohen, some one entered the house and made himself at home, the only thing missed was a half loaf of bread. Cohen says he don’t care for the bread, but would like the party to state how ho gained admittance, as the doors were securely locked.— Springfield Advertiser. If we only had some one in con gress who would take hold of the ir rigation matter and show to the House of Representatives that more good could be done by spending a few thousands on making reservoirs I to store our water that, uow goes to waste, hi stead of spending it on use less endeavors to control the Mississ ippi. Oh, for a congressman who knows that Denver is not the whole of Colorado.’ —La Yeta Times. Numbed 26 Horses in the mountain regions of California have had to wear snow shoes during the past winter. The Nevada City Transcript thus de scribes these shoes: “To make one of the shoes you first take a piece of rubber belting about twelve inches in diameter. Fasten to one side of it a steel plate so perforated that the calks of the horse's usual shoe will fit in it. Then by a clamp fasten one of these with the rubber side down securely to each foot of the animal." The finances of the territory seem to be in a very bad shape. Territor ial scrip is considered almost worth less, and tl'lin ' - • m worse, Ahere fcuoui . for this state of affairs in a eouuiry like this. While territorial expenses are higher than necessary, there is no good reason why the territory should bo sinking in debt. One more penitentiary and legislature like the last one, and the infernal re gions would hold a mortgage on ut. —Raton Range. At Fort Scott in boring for water, gas was struck in paying quantities; Ellsworth and Hutchinson, in boring for gaR, an enormous deposit of rock salt was discovered; in Crawford county, while boriug for coal, a vein of fine shoe blacking was found, in Butler countyVT^enusylvania, in bor ing for oil, a fine quality of soft soap was opened up; and in Wichita, when boring for general results, an inexhaustible supply of liars was turned loose.—Minneapolis (Kan ) Messenger. An eastern farmer owning a small patch of half cleared land m the stump and timber of the Mississippi Valley will make money to deed it to his worst enemy—it would be base ingratitude to give it to a friend —and pull for Colorado, where 160 acres of the fiuest laud out of doors arc waiting for his plow and a gen erous government stands ready to give it to him. It is only a two day’s journey from an existence of poverty aud hard work to a fortune, health and happiness. Come <»n. —<Jhc*v enno Wells Gazette. Colorado against the world for po tatoes. anyhow. When we hear from so many different sections of farmers rais : iig three pound potatoes we get bo accustom to it that it creates no surprise. But when we read that for weeks New York farmers have been competing for a $5 gold piece offer ed by a saloon keeper for the !:»!••_'t ■ • potato and that the potato weighed only two pounds six ounces, being won by Peter Conover, of Flatlamls, L. I., we are glad that we live here. If we can raise three, four and five pound potatoes, without manuring, and without the offer of prize, what could we do if we had these incen tives?—Colorado Farmer. Col. R. Q. Head, president of the International Ilauge Association, was a passenger from Denver this morn ing and remained in Trinidad till the departure of the delayed train from the east. The Citizen enjoyed ono of President Head's luminous talks on range interests the settlement of the country, the rainfall as observed duriug thirty years past, and kindred broail vuw- n-i :» . ■ i. . , man who helps himself. iie believes the granger will farm many thou sands of acres without irrigation, not only in the foot hills but also out from the mountains. And he be* neves further that tho growers of live stock trill prove desirable cash customers for as many tons of graiu and hay as tho coming farmer can produce. —Trinidad Citizen.