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J. W. PHENICIE has the Largest and most complete Stock of General Merchan- Dise in Rocky Ford. He Is giving better goods and More of them for a dollar Than any other house. He Is meeting all competition, And not being undersold By any. The best place to Trade is at PHENICIE’S. Steele & Beall, 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. Forty 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 to suit. FAST, SLOW, ZE/EIETDXTTIEL I Any way yon wisn to go. and in a comfortable easy and stylish turnout. BOCIY FORD UYERY nfl FEED 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 DHAY LIHE. Rooky Ford, - Colorado. ARE YOU A HUNTER ? ’ Bend Postal Card for Illustrated Catalogue of Winchester^^ Repeating RjflSS \ \ Repeating Shot Cons ) W MODtll E if£f R j y Ammunition TZ> — BEPEATiNO ASMS COMPANY, KEW HAVEN*. CONN*. Why Not Ride the Best? Victor Bicycles are first in tires and improvements, and lead the world of cycledom. OVERMAN WHEEL CO. WASHINGTON, DENVER, SAN FRANCISCO, THE ENTERPRISE nr THE ENTEEI'UISE puhlikiiinu cowp’v. D. IV. Baiikley, - . Editor. M. E. SrnisoKß, - - Ass’t. Subscription Rates—One year, $2; Six j Months, SI; Three Months, 60c. The date on your alio shows the time to which your subscription has been paid. If tie date given in In the past it show that you owe from tiiat time aud that pay ment should be made. Entered In the Poatofflcomt Kooky Ford. Colo., a-seennd-olH*.* mull matter. THURSDAY, NOV. 23, 1893. It is one of the mysteries of leg islation that the U. S. senate was hood-winked into making a treaty with semi-barbarian Hussia, which would return political prisoners to the inhuman cruelties of the Czar’s government If the prisoners re- 1 cently landed on the Pacific slope \ shall be returned to Russia, it ' would be bat justice that the sen- ] ators who voted for the treaty ' should share Siberian horrors with ] the unfortunates. As soon as Gov. Waite issues ’ his proclamation declaring the ; equal suffrage amendment adopted j women may hold any civil office i in the state, but are not subject to ’ jury nor military duty, nor can . they be required to pay poll tax. ' This is by authority and is the law. Thus it will be seen the us ual courtesies granted the fair sex have not been abrogated by the adoption of the amendment, but they have a valuable right given them without the burdensome du ties which usually attach to the right of suffrage. Senator Swink has written a letter to Gov. Waite which, we think, while reflecting Mr. Swink’s personal views, at tfce game time expresses the sentiments of the people he represents. Senator Swink does not see how any prac tical good for the benefit of the people can be accomplished, but! thst the results of a special session would be hurtful rather than oth erwise. If Gov. Waite shall per-! sist in calling this extra session in defiance of the almost unanimous wish of the people of the state, be • is an even greater egotist than he •i has been given credit fur. The . j fact is that the executives of both !, our state and the nation are exbib- : j , iting tendencies not in harmony ! < with American ideas. They are i the servants of the people, not : kings, whose personal wishes must. • be embodied in legislation. Both • Davis and Grover should put on the brakes. Horticultural Society to be Organized. A meeting of the horticulturalists of Otero county will be held at the West hotel hall, Saturday. Dec. 2, at 7p. m., for the purpose of organizing a perman ent association. All who feel interested —and every farmer in the county should be a fruit grower—should be present. The present and prospective fruit inter ests of the Rocky Ford country make such an organization a necessity. The attendance should be large. Several short and interesting talks may be ex pected. Special New Year’s Edition. We ask the active co-operation of our friends in making a specially attractive number of the New Year’s edition of the Enterprise. We wish that edition to contain a short personal sketch of every subscriber. Give us the date of your coming to Otero county, from whence, your business, and give your views of the climate, health and general advant ages of your present as compared with your former home. We wish every sub scriber to attend to this at once that we may have the matter in hand in advance of the day of publication, for arrange ment, classification, etc. If yon will promptly send us this information you will aid in making one of the most read able editions of a local paper ever issued in Colorado. —Two weeks since the Enterprise contained a news item in regard to the letting of the King’s arroya bridge which on investigation we find conveyed an un just reflection. The parties whose bids were not accompanied by a certified check only saw the plans and specifica tions in the clerk’s office, not seeing a copy of the advertisement, which nlone was* the proper place to ascertain the method of bidding. No blame oral at tach to the clerk’s office in any way un less it be for selecting such an obscure paper as the Forum in which to place the advertisement. The commissioners were anxious to let the bridge to the lowest bidder but were compelled to be govern ed by the advertisement for bids.. —After reading the Enterprise say to your neighbor that it is the best paper in Otero county, and that he ought to subscribe for it. You might lend him a few numbers to prove What you say—but don’t keep up the lending. A newspaper is like a wife—every man ought to have one of his own. —We are glad to welcome our Catlin correspondent once more, and hope for the good of both the Enterprise and Catlin that the letters will be regular hereafter. We have tried in vain to se cure correspondents at Olncy and Fair mount. W’bo of our readers in those localities will find the proper persons? —Union Thanksgiving services will l>e held at the M- E. church next Thursday it 10:30 n. m. Rev. H. R. Antes will preach the sermon. If you have not been in the habit of hearing the unnunlTlinnks giving Bermon turn over a new leaf and go this year. —The state board of county commis sioners will meet in annual convention at Colorado Springs Dec. 15 for a three or four days’ session. ORDWAY AT FARMERS' CLUB Interesting and Profitable Discussion of Dairying. The Ordwny Farmers’ club room wan crowded last Thursday evening. Two agreeable new features were introduced —music and the presence of ladies. Whether or not the latter innovation in due to the enlargement of woman's pol itical sphere we are not advised. The program was opened by singing “Ameri ca,”after which Hon. G. N. Ordway, pres ident of tbo club, opened the discussion on dairying. Mr.Ordway said bo would give his own experience, and that bis choice of cows was the Holstein because of the great amount of milk they give and tbo good price that can be obtained for the calves. The Holsteins will give as much butter as the Jersies and you have much more skim milk for your young pigs—which is an important item in duiry profits. Good shelter is required, as exposure on a cold day will reduce the milk one-half. An experienced dairyman recommends en silage made of corn, milo maize or Kaffir corn. Ho would build the silo round for economy of construction and because. the pressure i 3 equal on all parts. For a summer feed, cut alfalfa and let it wilt, which will greatly increase the flow of milk and there will be no danger of bloat. Next best feed is com fodder. Ensilage is good in summer as well as winter and is preferable to pasturing cows. Bran fed to cows increase tho flow of milk HDd makes better butter. Hugar beets are the very best feed for milch cows. Nothing can be raised cheaper and nothing as good. Pumpkins will do for fattening, but dry up milk. Oats chop is good- Turnips are worthless. Next year lie will not pasture but keep in stables. , Would feed beets in the morning and I bran in the evening, but never feed while j milking. Feeding bran and then stop- j ping not only stops flow of nrilk but j makes churning more difficult. You ' must be quiet with cows, as loud talking will stop flow of milk. In answer to in quiry Mr. O. thought singing might be beneficial rather than otherwise. This statement brought this remark from Mr. Van Orman: If a cow kicks you and you “swear by note” I presume the effect will be helpfuL (This point j w;is not settled.) In a desultory discussion it was main tained by several that pumpkins increas- ; ed the flow of milk in range cows, and ! also the richness, but that the seed must I ( not be fed or the milk would dry up. D. C. Roberts spoke of how to miik. i - Quiet work was important, as experi- j meets had proven that a noisy milkman f decreased the flow of milk from 5 to 10 j t per cent Milk should be put in pans as i I soon after ~vrr',; &s posable. Sudden , cooling helps Lelr*= to bring the cream to ( the surf£*»r- Pans should not be subject , Ito draft or ;-_rrmg. Temperature of the j cellar should be tJO deg. The third cut- j ! ting of alfalfa is the best food. Frosting 1 j I does not hurt it. One farmer's plan was j ito cut the alfalfa and stack it as green as j possible in a corral ten feet high, horses j being kept tramping j: - -: as thrown . ( j in; cover heavily with straw and it comes ! t ; out perfectly cured. Care must be taken ! J that the sides of the corral are made tight j by use of tarred paper. The main point of the silo system is to get green feed in . the middle of winter. The average cow kept by the eastern farmer gives 1,800 j quarts of rnilk per year. Counting 12 •, quarts to make one pound of butter we ■ 1 Lave each cow producing $37.50 worth of j butter at 25e per pound. There is profit . ' in dairying on a ranch where a number j |of men are employed, aa tho milking is * done without extra cost. In answer to a question Mr. Roberts said that four cut tings of alfalfa or more might be made for the silo. Wm. McNeil 6aid that the farmers in the so-called rain belt in eastern Arapa hoe county had proved that butter mak ing was profitable and now they don’t care to raise any crops except corn fod der for feed. This they ent as soon as it shows signs of drying. A creamery is the best means of converting milk into money. E. H. Van Orman said he was so nn fortunate as to have to attend to the milk and butter during a six-weeks’ absence of his wife, and had hardly got over tho strain yet. He churned every other day, temperature G 2 deg., and did the wark in 15 to 20 minutes. When the butter was visible in grains like wheat he poured out the buttermilk and poured in water, washing out all buttermilk before the butter was churned into a solid mass. This is the only way of thoroughly rid ding the butter of the presence of butter milk. F. A. Hodge said the discussion had proved that a creamery would be profit able here. The additional amount got out by the separator will pay for the la bor of manufacture. Dairying well done cannot but be profitable. Mr. Ordway spoke of the difference in price of creamery and ordinary butter, the former being quoted at from 30 to 32 cents, the letter from 10 to 12 cents. Kan sas butter came to Denver in bad shape, wrapped in rags of any kind, some of . them even having the shirt buttons not detached. W. F. Roberts spoke of the losses in ,7rnin raising and the profits of poultry, cows and hogs. Senator Swink waa called on and said i that the well-to-do eastern farmers were . those who made dairying a prominent . feature of their business, i After a short recess John Auckland of [ Olney said that his neighborhood was in ■ terested in the creamery enterprise and i would agree to furnish the milk of 50 > cows. This he thought the best way to * market the product of their cows. Hay * cannot be sold at a profit but if fed to ■ cows it is put in a concentrated form * which can be sold at a profit. > D. C. Roberts said there was no dan * ger of there being .a surplus of good but t ter. Mr. Ordway said a new creamery had to sell for a less price until they had a reputation established. The Eads cream ’ ery now hud orders for more than they r could supply and that at the best figures. * The editor of the Enterprise was ‘ called on and said that his experience in the dairy 'business has been confined to r the consumption of butter for 40 years, } and its purchase and sale when a country merchant years ago. During tho first \ year of the war of the rebellion he was a r clerk in a general store winch bought all l kinds of country produce. The wide r range handled included everything from - coon skins to railroad ties. Large qnan - tities of butter was purchased of the sur ? rounding farmers, who had neither skill nor special facilities for its manufacture. The price paid for thousands of pounds * was five cents per pound. To receive the butter as it came in wo provided lard 1 barrels holding some 250 pounds. The 1 butter was mostly brought to us in those * old fashioned red and blue wooden buck * ets, holding about gallons. We would take these buckets, go to the re - ceiving barrel and pour the butter fluid t therein somewhat after the manner of r i>onring the contents of a slop-bucket in to a hog trough. This liquid dairy pro | dnct wcu tto StLouis and sold at a loss of | throe cents per pound. The city pur chasor doctored the stuff up a little.pnck od it in neat wfxxlen boxos and shipped ( it back to the furmers in the sbai»e of ’ uxlo grease. All country butter will not pour u* did this raw material for lubricators. The product of one farmer’s wife came to tlio store wrapped in an old pillow case, not 1 overly clean. The small balls hud been formed without the aid of moulds and l»ore the impress and ull the hills, valleys and other surface irregularities which distinguish a soft substance squeezed between two hands. Each of these rolls of butter greatly resembltnl a pound of putty as it is being handled by the glaz ier when replacing a broken window light. It may sound strange, but we paid the same price for the putty balls and the liquid uxlo grease that we did for the beautiful, sweet, golden butter, with which many farmers’ wives duily bless the world. We hud to do so. One who has never been through the mill may con demn this inconsistent course, but a coun try merchant soon ilnds out that ho can not do a more dangerous thing than to tell one woman that her butter is infer ior to that of another. Those discrimin ated against would never darken his 6tore doors again, and would ostracise him so cially as long as life should last. In the language of the poet Congreve, “Heaven bus no lage like love to hatred Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.” Nor one whose butter is refused the highest price. The only position in life that is analog ous to that of the buyer of country butter is that of judge at a county fair baby show. After a song Rev. C.A. Edwards gave a very interesting and instructive account of tho agricultural exhibits at the world’s fair, saying tliat tho wealth of beautiful tilings shown which were tho products of agriculture were calculated to make a farmer feel proud of his calling. Tho next meeting of the club will be held Thursday evening, Dec. 7. The topic will be, ‘‘At What Minimum Prices can Grain Raising bo Made Profitable t Under Irrigation?” The discussion will , I be opened by 11. M. Roberta. E.D. Davis, I and John Auckland. The creamery pro i ject will also receivo attention, j After the club meeting wo accompan ied G. N. Ordway to his honpitablo homo and was most pleasantly entertained. Friday morning wo drove over to the - Greeley farm, superintended by < -Inis. O. Vogau. This ranch comprises 640 acres I and this is tho second year since opened. | Durirg last season ull of tho section was put under cultivation except 60 acres. That so much land was cultivated and a largo house, barn and fences built in one year shows a commendable amount of energy and push on Mr. V’h part. Among : the crops grown this year were 200 acres [of oats, 175 of wheat, 30 of alfalfa for ! seed and an equal amount for hay. (Mr. I V. prefers this method to taking both hay and seed from the same land.) Po tatoes were grown this year to profit and next spring oO acres will be planted. Mr. Vogan is confident that sweet potatoes will be a paying crop, and says that com , does as well as in the corn countries east. Mr. Vogan believes that in a few years the productiveness of Ordway soil will be ' proven to be fully equal if not superior to the famous Greeley region, and that this portion of our ccftinty will attract a large immigration of ambitions fanners. During our morning drive we called on E. H. Van Ornam, who has a fine 210 acres. He is milking 11 cows and will t soon add to tho number. He is raising a fine lot of Berkshire's. At Theodore Griffin’s we fonnd a 300 acre ranch nil under cultivation except 120 acres and containing excellent im provements, with additions thereto con | teraplatod. The past season Mr. Griffin . . raised the be6t w heat in the country, av ' err.ging 20 bnshels per acre. His hog ; pens show a superior lot of Polnud-Cliins- Berkshire hogs and lots of them. NEWS NOTE 3. The Colorado Land A Water Co ? s com modious potato pit was found to be too small when the tubers were all harvested. The proposed creamery is to be a branch of the successful one now in op eration at Eads, 50 miles east. The pro duct of 90 cows is now promised from the vicinity of Ordway, which with the 50 from Olney makes so near the 150 re quired that the opening of the branch seems assured. The engine and separat or are now at Ordway ready for starting in at a few days’ notice. The plan is to separate the cream from the milk and ship it to Eads for making into butter, the fanner to take his skimmed milk home with him on the return trip. Good batter always commands the cash, and the farmers will thus have a steady, re liable cash income the year round. How is this for good farm work: One of the Greeley farm hands during part of February, March and April drilled 400 acres of grain, plowed 100 and harrowed 200 acres, besides doing considerable cboring. The omission of one word in our report of the Farmers’ club discussion of pota ta culture made Mr. Yogcu say what he did not really say. His idea is that po tatoes should be planted on damp ground but that they should not be irrigated un til after blossoming; to do otherwise ; causes too many potatoes to set. A well has been drilled on the Greeley farm to the depth of 145 feet and stopped '' in shale. When through the shale water is confidently expected. Senator Swink and wife visited Ord way Friday and Saturday Inst and were i the gneets of G.S.Hill and G.N. Ordway. —H. S. Duncan, late of tho Forum, is reported to be in Old Mexico. —Don’t fail to read Phcnicie’s new ad. ’ this week. He has something of interest for you aIL , —Sheriff Potter and Undersheriff Gem mil took three prisoners to Canon City , Saturday. • —The illness of Rev. G. H. Tavlor will i prevent tho meetings of the - Unity club until he recovers, which it is hoped will • be soon. —Candidates are required to file with the county clerk a statement of their elec -1 tion expenses within 30 days after the ‘ election. There is a penalty for neglect, ’ so attend to it. GOOD ADVICE. • , F.vcry patriotic citizen should give hi* personal effort and influence to increase ( the circulation of his home paper which | teaches the American policy of Frotcc * tion. It is his duty to aid in this respect 1 in every way possible. After the home paper is taken care of, why not sub -1 scribe for the American Economist, ; published by _ the American Protective , Tariff League ? One of its corrcspon -1 dents says : “No true American can ? get r.long without it. I consider it the greatest and truest political teacher in ? the United States.” | Send postal card request for free f sample copy. Address Wilbur F.Wake man, General Secretary, 135 West 23d St. New York, 7 " SILVER, 70c. WHEAT, 40c. A. C. DRAPER & CO., 1000 Men’s Suits, ranging 500 Men’s Overcoats and $12,000 worth of Men’s ■p tl „ rp • . ... , .Ladies’ and Children’s in price from $3 to $22.- lur 1 mnmctl L Inters SHOES , A for less money than What others sell for $l.OO 50, 2000 Men s pants , . 01 other merchants pay " e f° r W»00 frnm *1 ir, «7 What others ask $3.00 from $1 to 87. fur tb, m . We sell for »2.60 BOLT GUT tFIR/OILd: MANUFACTURERS FOR CASH. No profit paid to middle men. Spend your money where it joes the farthest. C. DRAPER, La Junta, Colo.outfitters My Business is Growing I It is because I treat my customers right, keep tlie best that can be had in the market, and sell at as 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 of groceries. Apples, oranges, lemons, bananas and 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 place in town in the bakers’ sr grocer’s line, don’t say you can't get it here, bat call oh CHARLES RECKER, he is sure to have it. I have opened a shop on NCW Main St next to Robb's Saloon, f I D^LL HARNESS Repairing and New Work L,L,,luuu In a neat and satisfactory manner. __ # SHOP. It will pay you to get my prices on PrOPIIGtOr. w w ■ • goods and work before purchasing. a VQTT GO TO THE NORTH SIDE „ MEAT MAEKET JCj (First door Sonth of Postoffice.) For Fresh and Cured Meats, Poul jlff Ip AMI Y try and Game and Fish in Season. ill ill I*ll i G. D. GERBOG & SON, Prop’s. B. W. ENGLISH LUMBER CO., DEALERS IN Lumber, Li, Shingles, and Building SXa.teria.L ROCKY FORI), COLORADO. H. A. DAWLEY, Manager. W. L, BODEKHAMER LIVERY, SALE & FEED STABLE. ROCKY FORD, COLO. C. G. AMENT & €O. REAL ESTATE LOANS water Right and Loan Agent for the ROCKY FORD HIGH LINE CANAL CO. We have a few well Improved farms to rent; also some excel lent Fruit and Farming Lands For Sale on Reasonable time rad Terms. Tbe Slate BANK ol Rocky Ford TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS, And respectfully solicits your aoormafc. Banking Honrs from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M. 00KRB9P0NDBNT8 j Hanover National Bank. New Yerk. N. T. Colon National Sanaa* CftMlfck Pint National Bank. Paeblo. Colorado* DRAFTS DRAWN ON ALL PARTS OF ttHtePM, ROCKY FORD NURSERIES. Established in 18*7. J. H. Crowley & Son, Proprietors, Rocky Ford, Colorado. A full Hue of choice Nursery Stock; embracing those varieties especially adapt* ed to the Great Arkansas Valley. Our one Great Special is The Best of Everything. Nursery one mile Southeast of town Thlrtv-five acres ia Nursery aad Orchard. Reference; The Voters of Otero County. W. E. FENTON & CO., DRUGGISTS, Proprietary Medicines, Fine Ctyars, Soda Water, Rook a and Stationery. Physicians Prescriptions a Specially, ROCKY FORD, COLORADO, New