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SNUG ft RAW WAS I ERE I SAW WAR ft GUNS.
The Peculiar Thing
About the above sentence is that it reads
backwards precisely the same as forwards.
THE PECULIAR THING about
J.W. PHENICIE
Is that he is just the same, no
mat er how you approach him,
and is always ready to give
you 100 cents worth of Mer
chandise for every dollars’
worth he sells you. When you
want millinery, fancy goods,
dry goods, hats, boots and
shoes, carpets, bedding, gro
ceries and provisions,
call on Mr. Phenicie.
Godding & Steele,
REAL ESTATE,
Insurance and Loans.
FIVE ACRE TRACTS
At $5O per acre and upwards.
We still have a few whole blocks which we will sell at
half price.
Terty Acre Tracts for sale at $25.00 per acre one mile
from Rocky Ford.
Money to Loan
on farm or city property at lowest rates; payments
te suit.
FAST, SLOW, HS/LZEIDXTTIM: !
Any way you wisn to go, and In a comfortable
easy ana stylish turnout.
ROCKY FORD LIVERY and FRED STABLE.
Charges reasonable. Drivers furnished if de
sired. The only first-class Livery Stable in
Rocky Ford.
U. G. HAINES, Proprietor.
A. M. JACKSON
GEN’L PRAY IIRE.
Rooky Ford, ... Colorado.
' ~\ ARE YOU A HUNTER ?
Send Postal Card for Illustrated Catalogue of
W i nchester^^
Repeating Rifles I
Repeating Shot Guns
fpl) W Moocl E if?» R j -J Ammunition
WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY,
>EW HAVEN, CONN.
JH Jl&yclef
Improvements
Riders of Victor Pneumatic* carry an extra inner tube
to be used in case of accident. By simply removing a punc
tured inner tube through a hole in the rim, repair is
effected in five minutes by replacing with a new one. -
If you are going to ndc; why not ride the best?
OVERMAN WHEEL CO.
■OSTON, WASmWOTQW, oewvaw, *** FRANOmOO.
THE ENTERPRISE
BT TUX ENTERPRISE PUBLISHING COMP’Y.
D. W. Barkley, - - Editor.
M. E- Springer, * * Ass’t-
Subscription Rates—One year, $2; Six
Months, 11; Three Months, 60c.
Entered In the Poatofficent Rooky Ford.Oolo.,
sb Booond-olus mall matter.
THURSDAY, AUG. 81,1893.
We are authorised to announce B. A. STEEN
as s candidate for tboofflee of County Treas
urer. subject to the action of the Democratic
County 'convention.
SALUTATORY.
The Enterprise has changed
hands and the undersigned be
comes editor —he hopes for the
next ten years.
The mission of the Entbbpbise,
under the new management, will
be to make n weekly history of the
doings, growth and progress of
this, the best and most prosperous
section of the rich Arkansas Valley.
The people of the Rocky Ford
region Are justly proud of their nat
ural resources and the marvelous
advance made in so short a time.
The columns of the Enterprise
will be devoted to the further de
velopment of these advantages, be
ing an agricultural instead of a po
litical paper. This we think will ex
actly meet the wants of the pro
gressive and public-spirited people
to whom the Enterprise looks for
that patronage and support which
its merits shall deserve.
D. W. Barkley.
The attention of our readers is
called to the announcement of Mr.
R. A. Steen, Democratic candidate
for county treasurer.
Silver has received a Waterloo
yes, a Bull Run defeat We can
stand it if the east can, but don’t
like to, It now looks as if there
was no hope for just silver legisla
tion until a new and less suscep
tible set of congressmen are elect
ed. ________
The “Hard Times” discussion
was continued at the reading room
Friday evening. The attendance
was fair and addresses full of in
terest and information. N. W.
Terry was the leading speaker of
the evening and presented his
viewß in an effective manner,show
ing that he is well posted on econ
omic subjects. The tariff was the
main topic. Short talks were made
by Hon. J. H. Crowley, A. J. Gray,
B. W. Bell and Capt Chas. Itou
han. Such discussions are most
commendable and should be en
couraged by crowded houses. They
tend to educate our citizens in na
tional politics—(using that word
in its true, broad sense).
—The calls for meetings of all the po
litical parties will be cheerfully publish
ed when furnished.
—With shipments of six car loads of
watermelons in a day, and from 6,000 to
10,000 pounds of cantaloupes per express
Rocky Ford is doing her share to feed
the people luxuriously.
—lt is a healthy business indication to
see our streets filled with the wagons and
buggies of the ranchmen on Saturdays.
A stranger could not but be favorably
impressed with the showing made of the
agricultural prosperity of this section.
—The band boys treated the public to
an enjoyable open air oonoert Saturday
evening. They are practicing daily and
will have some line new music for the
Fair.
—There are e number of of culverts on
the road to La Junta which badly need
earth on the approaches. A very little
labor would save much wear and tear on
vehicles and prevent some profanity.
—Tice’s Tennessee Jubilee troupe had
a fair audience at Odd Fellows’ hall
! Monday evening. The program con
sisted of the usual jubilee music, but our
musical critic aays it was not up to the
standard. There were several enjoyable
comicalities, the dosing number, an imi
tation of tha caliope, being the best.
—The oantaloupe growers who peck
their barrels near the depot give the kids
frequent picnics. All small, irregular and
defective melons are rejected with a thor
oughness that helps maintain Rocky
Ford’s high reputation in this line. The
discarded melons fall to the lot of the
waiting boys and the average of human
happiness thereby greatly increased.
Married.
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
Robins, the bride’s parents, on Sunday,
August 27, by Rev. H. R Antes, Mr. J.
M. Slane to Miss Anna Robins. The
young conple have many friends in Rocky ;
| Ford who extend to them hearty wishes j
for a long and happy married life. The !
wedding tour will include a visit to the
groom’s former home in Ohio. No cards.
Obituary.
Died, at the home of her father, Hon
O. W. Swink, Wednesday morning, Ang.
30, Mrs. D. B. Carles. The funeral ser
vices were held at the bouse at 10 o’clock j
this morning, conducted by Rev, H, R
• Aatos. i
THE FAIR.
Preparations and Entries In
dicate a Great Success.
WATERMELON DAY
Will Attract the Usual Thousands
of Visitors.
Tuesday morning, under the
. guidance of W. E. Anderson, chair
’ man of theexeoutive board, we vis
ited the Fair grounds. Much work
has been done preparing the
grounds for the coming exhibi
tion and the labor is being pushed
by a large force of workmen.
The Arkansas Valley Fair Asso
ciation, although this is only its
second year, has many superior
I accommodations for an agricul
, tural Fair. The grounds contain
i forty acres of beautiful level land,
, a good proportion of which is
heavily shaded by splendid trees.
I The possessions of the Fair Asso
ciation include timber claim No. 1,
, the first proved up in the state,
Senator Swink having the honor
. of making that entry.
The buildings afford space for
• the usual exhibits, a special cue
■ being provided for poultry. The
■ grand stand, which is acknowl
■ edged to be tbe best in the state,
• has ample space beneath it for res
taurants, textile fabrics and the
i departments of special interest to
the ladies. Every inch of the track
is visible from every seat.
THE ALFALFA PALACE.
1 This unique structure is the first
’ of this kind in the history of
1 agricultural fairs. It will be in
circular form and built wholly of
( baled alfalfa. A portion of the
{ roof will be thatched with fresli,
t bright green alfalfa, giving it a
( very attractive appearance and
most appropriately harmonizing
with the fine display of farm pro
ducts with wich it will be crowd
ed. A table composed of baled
hay will extend around the entire
' circumference of the palace,which,
with the facilities for display up
-1 on the high alfalfa walls, will
’ make the building difficult to ex
cell for the purposes for which it
1 is constructed. The alfalfa palace
1 will be one of the great attractions
of the fair and will be worthy of
seeing both for itself and for the
magnificent display of cereals,mel
ons, fruits, etc., which it will cou
> tain.
THE SPEED RING.
> All who love fast horses will
find much to attract them to the
fair. All the classes will be well
filled and there will be a specially
large showing of running horses.
In addition to thoee now on the
grounds in training, a large num
ber more will come in within the
next few days. Among those now
, on the grounds are the following:
, P. F. Sharp of Pueblo, two fine
i black trotters, “Gip” and “Mor
gan.” Tbe latter has a record of
2:365, “Gip” being a green horse.
1 This splendid pair has been con
[ spicuous on the streets of Pueblo
. for several years but this is the
i first time they have entered this
trotting ring. Mr. Sharp values
the team at *2,000, and they are
hard to equal a speedy pair.
Jas. K. Dye enters “Sleepy,” a
fine pacer, who is now daily mak
ing excellent time before a “bike,”
a sulky with pneumatic tires, the
same as the bicycles, and which
horsemen declare to be a “daisy”
for securing the highest speed
with the greatest comfort to the
horse. Mr. Dye also has in train
ing “Lillie D,” a running mare.
Joe Wyatt of Las Animas is on
hand with the black horse “Crick
et,” a trotter.
Stevenson & Dye will enter their
trotting horße“Dick Montgomery.”
J. Owen of Trinidad has on the
grounds two runners, “Little Dick”
and “Black Jake.”
R. T. Covey of Pueblo is expect
ed in a few days with a fine string
of horses.
Harvey Birch is expected from
Pueblo with a fast pacer.
THE TRACK
is one-half mile in extent, is of un
usual width, and has been con
; struoted so thoroughly by Mr. W.
jE. Anderson os to give the most
complete satisfaction to the most!
cranky horseman. At the curyes
j the grading shows the outer edge
I of the track to be 36 inches higher!
than the inside. This enables ;
horses when under the highest
speed to make the curves without.
discomfort or slacking of pace.
, track is now in perfect con-,
dition, and as the association has
every facility for keeping it so,
horsemen need not hesitate to
bring their finest stock.
COW BOY BACK.
This is for a purse of SIOO, fire
horses, change each mile. Among
those who will make entries in
this are J. N. Beaty* F. Bingham*
W. Sensirbaugh, Lee Hardesty
and others. This will be an ex
citing feature of the fair.
PUBLIC COMYOBT DEPABTMENT.
Ample restaurant accommoda
tions will be found on the grounds
as well as the finest of shady
groves within the grounds for pic
nicers.
As the Rocky Ford gravity wat
er works have pipes on the grounds
an unlimited supply of pure water
is assured for both people and
stock. Ice water will be liberally
provided in a number of places.
The comfort of the ladies has
been especially provided for in an
ample waiting and toilet room*
possessing all conveniences.
Sprinklers will banish all an
noying dust by a generous supply
of Arkansas water.
The seats in the grand stand are
models of comfort* visitors declar
ing that they have no equal in the
state.
A check stand will be found in
a convenient location for the care
baskets, parcels, etc. *
WATERMELON LAY.
Preparations are being made to
entertain the usual immense crowd
next Thursday. The state legis
lature is expected to hold a special
session, a large proportion of the
House having already written Hon.
J. H. Crowley that they would be
present
The state officers have been in
vited and will surely be here. The
incoming thousands will be met
by the Rocky Ford band and es
corted to the beautiful grove, just
outside the fair grounds, where
from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. the crowd
will be feasted on the famous lus
cious product that has given Rocky
Ford a national reputation.
CYCLING NOTEB.
A new event has been added to the
attractions for Watermelon day—
a three-mile race between mem
bers of the La Junta cycling club*
prizes to be given by Draper, of
La Junto.
The 5-mile handicap for Thurs
day the 7th promises to be an in
teresting event. Several good
riders have entered and the race
will be hotly contested, as the
prizes are the best that have been
offered in this state.
La Junta Cycling Club will at
tend the fair in a body on the Bth,
in honor of the race given by them
that day.
Rocky Ford boasts several lady
cyclists. Miss Annie Oobin and
Mrs. Mamie Smith are becoming
quite proficient riders. More lad
ies should adopt this pleasant and
healthful recreation.
SWEEPSTAKES.
Those S2O life membership tick
ets admitting the purchaser and
family to the Fair grounds during
life* should find ready sale. Those
holding such tickets will receive
admission badges for members of
their families by application to the
secretary.
The Otero County Exchange
premiums are attracting much at
tention. One is $lO for the best
display, of oats, wheat* corn and
alfalfa seed. The second is for
the handsomest baby on the
grounds on Watermelon Day* be
ing a silver necklace worth $5 com
posed of half-dollars. The judgeß
of this contest should prepare to
leave the county the following day.
Baata Fe Time Card.
USTBOVKD.
No. Eastern Express 6.15, a. m.
—Nelly Biy >.12, r. u.
WESTBOUND.
—Nelly Bly 10:19 a. m.
No. 7.—Colorado Express 913. r. m.
Local freights Nos. 41. westbound, due at
a :43a. m., and 42, eastbound, due at 6:30p. m.,
carry passengers.
J. B PXABCB. Agent.
REGULATE THE
STOMACH. UYER AND BOWELS,
sso
PURIFY THE BLOOD.
A RELIABLE REMEDY FOB
MlmmmN) ■•etaaSe* Ommll.
Htba, Pys Clw>h Uwr Tiwklr*.
Bed OMflniw, Dyaae frj.
•Stein Breath, aad all MmHiw ef tea
Rl.aack, Urtr aad BnrtU
Rlpaas TShatas oontato aotMßff hpites to
ttes—UsMssto nsHteMca. Fl—eat to taka,
tote, titotiaL Otoe tan—dtoto leteC.
■old by dressMa Atrial Mils end hy —U
caieeatstaCUeaata Addr—
THE RIFANI CHERRICAL CO.
It BPRUCK STREET, lOCW YOKE CITT.
*"—« -» i
My Business is Growing!
It is because I treat my customers right, keep *ha
best that can be had m the market, and sell at a»
low a price as anyone can and live.
I Sell-
Bread, Rolls, Pies, Cakes, Cookies, etc The choicest
dried and evaporated fruits, in fact, all kinds ot
groceries. Apples, oranges, lemons, bananas ana
all other fruits in season. I can furnish you with
any kind of a lunch on short order.
When You Can’t Find ,
What you want at any other plaoe in town in the bakers of
grocer’s line, don't say you can’t get it here, bu-call
CHARLES RECKER, he is sure to have it.
I have opened a shop on • nil
New lain St next to Robb’s Saloon. L I Unnk
I am prepared to do LiL • lIUUU
HARNESS Repairing and New Work
_ in a neat and satisfactory manner. _ .
SHOP. Jt wHI pay you to get my price* on JTTOprietOr.
viiwi • goods «nd work before purchasing. t
• W. D. GILLETT,
PAINTER.
Terms Reasonable. Work Guaranteed.
M COLORADO COMMERCIAL COLLEGE *
PUEBLO, COLORADO.
This school is the outgrowth of Law's Commercial College which
lias earned an enviable reputation for thoroughnesa in preparing its
pupils for active business. Having leased the three story building
formerly known as The Collegiate Institute, superior accommodations
are now furnished.
TTTITXO2ST.
COMMERCIAL COURSE.—Bookkeeping, Commercial Arithmetic,
Commercial Law, Penmanship, and spelling, Three Mouths lIL
SHORT-HAND COURSE.—Short-Hand and Typewriting, Dictation,
Speed Exercise, Grammar, Penmanship and Spelling, 3 Months ISL
Both Courses included, Three Months tM.
Liberal discount to pupils taking a six months course. Terms—
invariably in advance. Pupils from Rooky Foul taking a three or
six months scholarship will be allowed one-half railroad fare. For
Circulars and farther particulars address,
J. W. LAW, Principal.
DO YOU GO TO THE NORTH SIDE
<E» *■ rf» MEAT MARKET
A* A AL (First door South of Poetoffice.)
For Fresh and Cured Meats, Polli
ng If ATv try and Game and Fish in Season.
11l Lin. 1 i (j. 1). (JEKBINO & SON, Prop’s.
E. W. ENGLISH LUMBER CO.,
DEALERS IN
Lumber, Lath, Shingles, and Building
3Ha.terla.L
ROCKY FORD, COLORADO.
H. A. DAWLEY, Manager.
BODENHAMER & REBURGER,
LIVERY, SALE & FEED STABLE.
ROCKY FORD, COLO.
C. G. AMENT & CO.
REAL ESTATE “ d FARM LOANS
water Bight and Loan Agent for the
ROCKY FORD HIGH LINE CANAL CO.
We hAve a few well Improved farms to rent; also some excel
lent Frnit and Farming Lands For Sale on Reasonable time and
Terms.
The Slate BANK of Ricky Ford
TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
rupaatfallr aollana
Banking Honrs from 9 A. M. to 3 P. H.
conaaroimaim.
»■■■"> national Bank. Row Tort. R. T. Hama hum Baak. . m
Wiat Haeaaal Baak. mu., nimli.
DRAFTS DRAWN ON All. FARTS OF KGSOFE
C. P. JENSEN,
MERCHANT TAILOR,
ROCKY FORD, COLORADO.
Suits scoured and pressed equal to new. Suits
French cleaned in a few hours.
ALL WORK DONE IN A FIRST CLASS MANNER t

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