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Rocky Ford Enterprise.
TWENTIETH TEAK. OTERO COUNTY'S LA(???)PAYERS ▲ List of Citizens and Corporations Who Pay Taxes for 1900 to the Amount of S9OO and Over. Below we give a Hat of Otero county’s largest tax-payers, includ ing all whose tax receipts will amount to s*x> and over. The list contains 197 names. Victor Albera $ s<So C. N. Allen 343 ) Oliver Adcock 370 American Beet Sugar Company 13.578 Jeter Arnold aao I. H. Avard 357 William Auckland «.• 633 ‘Assets Realisation Co 331 First National Bank, La Junta 3,654 flute Bank of La Junta 1,339 A. D. Best 369 D. A. Bole osß Bomgardner and O'Neil 344 f. P. Bradish 746 Brunk and Rhodes 400 Honoris Burns 3* First Nat’l Bank. Rocky Ford 1,409 State Bank of Rocky Ford.... 1,895 Farmers' dr Merchants' Bank. 440 Humphrey Best 348 David Brst 460 Harriet A. Bristol 337 W. J. Brown 307 W. A. Brown a6i C. F. Burke 34« D. V. Burrell 41* James Rnrson ai6 J. N and J W. Beaty 3.5* * J. N. Beaty and Co.. Bankers 34* Beaty Mercantile Co 770 Eugene Brewer 304 First Nat'l Bank of Fowler.. 401 Beatv-Stnh* Trading Co 353 W R. Baker I.3** D. H. Brown 346 Liirir W. Brown 36.1 Alexander Bruner S. J Burris 3 aa Columbia Land A Cattle Co. 80.1 1. S Conger 403 I. D Craighead 437 John Crosier 33* J. C. Cartwright 334 C. j Cover 356 J. 11. Crowley 3*j Col • Farm ft Live Stock Co.. 3.tyo E. S Cronk 337 R. G Dalton. J. E. Gauger. Fred A. Sabin 353 Matt Daniher TfO Elizabeth Daugherty 5« Thomas Davis *36 C. R Dodds 4*3 Millissa Dodds 367 Drat>er Shoe A Clothing Co.. srtt A. C Draper 616 Joe C. Driver 314 William R Dye 30* E. W. Davis 364 R. A. Eddleman sot Etta F F.dgerton 474 RW. English Lumber C 0..... sat Effner and McCaskil! «o T. L. F.lev *OC Jenny J. Ferrell 34" Grace F Finney 70S J. W. Fisher *ao Sophronia Foxworthy *34 Fenlasnn and Creteher 335 W. E. Fenton 396 John M Florer si? If. M. Fosdick **s Mrs Jennie M France 403 C. R Greenlee 453 Gauger and Coggins T F Godding 330 John F.. Godding 3*4 Ida Goe Gale and Jackson 4<H A. J. Il.rfi. 3«o Robert Henry 37* A M Hill *to Clara Hill L. D Hillhouse *7® La Junta Masonic Temple Aa 3*3 La Junta Electric Light C 0... 535 La Junta Brick and Tile Co.. 333 Ia Junta Mill. A Elevator Co. W*3 La Junta Lumber Co 3t3 La Junta Hardware Co. rj La Junta Home Co 3*** Lockhart Livestock Co. 35* Lyons Campbell Com. Co 390 La Junta Land Co. 7-40 H Lancaster Savings Bank 33" George W. IHindis 4** L. C. Marshal Matlock and Wonderly 354 Cement Succeeds the Primitive Adobe. Significant of the changing order of things, the same week that the last of the old adobe buildings that marked the early building of Rocky Ford was torn down from the comer of Main street and Maple avenue, the Cement Stone Co. completed the con stmetion of its first cement stone building. It is the residence erected for Mrs J F Roth, on the corner of Ninth street and Pine avenue. The old building gives way to the new Manning block that Is to be of red pressed brick, with cement founda tions. The new Roth residence Is a new departure In cement constrocMon in Ihi. Ticinltr 1" lh»t jl l« •>?<" what is known as the L block, which makes a double, or inner and outer wall, connected only by the cement mortar joints, and therefore ly lmpenrion« to moisture. The L part of each inner block lans upon the L of an outer Mock and the tic of inner and outer wall is mail* by .*"* mortar upon these laps This gives an air space between Inner and outer wall equal to the length of the L. which may be lengthened or shorten ed to suit the thickness of wall dc W. S. Matlock 309 M. F. Miller 336 S. B. Miller 377 Abe Mutzcnberg 356 Fred Mutzcnberg 333 M. S. Martin 357 H. 1. Maxwell 370 F. M. Mills 331 Will Morrison aoa J. P. Mullowney 359 Millcr-Legge Co. «... 317 James McNeen ~«• 763 R. O. and J. W. McClafa 565 Columbia J. McClelland 336 McCord-Chapman Merc. C 0... 394 James W. McCreery 49* J. D. McDonald aoo H. H. Norton 463 Clara M. Norton 366 R. W. Norton 864 J. O. Nelson 313 National Sugar Mfg. Co 8*734 Charles Norman ... 367 Patterson and Skinntr 37* R. W. Pa'terseon 537 E.. W. Pierce 449 Plcnderlicth and Round 373 H. W. Potter 48S J. W. Phcnicic 318 Robert M. Pollock ai6 Janet C. Pollock 3 aa R. A. Potter 34* J. L. Potter 339 Prairie Cattle Co 9^9 Sarah F. Reynolds 311 Eugene Rourkc 37*5 Ramsey Dry Goods Co 306 W. N Randall 366 Charles Reckcr 7**l John F. Ritchie 3*41 W. D R obb 330 j Rocky Ford Trading Co. 34** Rocky Ford Oprra House Co.. aoo R.wky Ford 10,0. F. No 67 *4*» Rocky Ford Mill A F.lev’r Co. 35*5 Rocky Ford Build, A Inin. Co aoa Rocky Ford Knights of Pyth ias Building Association ... 34u j Riley-I.conarc! Live Stock Co. 67 a Fannie B Roberts 3***, Ramsey Dry Goods Co 397' O. E. Reynolds 3,05.1; Rocky Ford Electric C 0..... 3631 II Savage 43* W. W Shell *s* J. B Sherman 39* 11. S. Shull 3JO J H. Simonton 470 M. C. Stephens Gertrude A. Stevens 315 Alice I Slivers J** A. W. Shelton 3*5 Charlotte II Steele *s* William C Steele *«* Harriet Swift **4 Mary J Swink 3*4 G. W. Swink 3^176 Sugar City Town Site Co 374 Swink Town Site Co 3io J F. Scaright 401 Peter Sella 33* State Investment Co. I4JO Trent-Boyd Mercantile C 0..., saR Twin Lakes Land and Water Co *.*o3 T. E. Tate 3*5 John T Updike 83* United Realty Co saR Emma T. t'ncapher aoa l„ B Van Blarieoa 39d H Van Buskirk 354 Aliee M. Van Buskirk 44* J. C. Vroman 585 W. C. Weaver 301 Sarah C Wilkins a6s I. M Wood 35* T. T Woodruff. Trustee.... 390 T. T. Woodruff *44* C. W. Wonderly 377 L. H. Wilker *BB Wolf. Malthy and Swift *37 F M. Wieland 3trt J E. Williams 314 Edward West 335 H. O WheeW 347 Wvoming-Colorado Irrigation Co 340 Colorado Postal Telegraph Ca ble Co 389 Colorado Telephone Co 3.633 Pueblo and State Line Co >3,t6t Pullman Co 3.53 , Western Union Telegraph Co. 30" , Atchison. Topeka A Santa Fe | Co JiJW •ired by the builder. The Cement Stone Co. has introduced a machine for the making of this form of block and the Roth house is the first com plete hou«e of their construction work. The bay window and the stone pediments of front and rear porches and foundation panels show the facility of the machine for mak ing different sizes of stones and dif ferent faces, and the fine imitation of rock face stone makes a building generally admired by all who have seen it. while the durability of these cement stone is admitted greater than stone ItselL Miss Millar, the lady evangelist who is conducting a term of revival services at the M. E. church preached on Sunday evening to a full house. The lady is a very clear and forcible speaker and held the close attention of her congregation while she talked for half an hour on the bible biogra phy of Samson and drew from the story the religious lessons intended to be impressed upon her hearers. A large choir, with some good solo singers in it, very materially assists in the attractiveness of the meetings which hare grown ia interest as they have proceeded. ROCKY FORD, COLORADO. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1907. I FARMERS’INSTITUTE | X Odd Fellows Hall, Rocky Ford, Colo. + t Feb’y. ae, 37 dk 38. ♦ ♦ , , . • Mumlo by 10/fM’a Orahamtrm at Kvary baaalon. .. J ♦ ♦ J PROGRAMME * J SUdAR BeET SESSION. Afternoon. F«b. 30 J 1:30 p.m. Music. 4 4 Opening Prayer, Rev. S. C. Green 4 J Addree* of Welcome, Chairman 4, T 1. Crop Rotation in Relation to Beet Growing. W. K. Winterhalter, Lamer 4 3. Preparation of Laud and the Care of a Beet Crop 4 J 3. Delivery and Taring of 8eet5.......... W. B. Tarbox 4 4. Tapping and Siloing Beeta Frank Crowe + T 5. Onr Labor Situation, diacuaeed by J. B. Gauger and Frederick Wietaer ♦ * 00 on.U Topic, ♦ + Eveateg lamian. 4 4 7:30 p. m. Music, J 4 Is a High School Education a Good Investment for s Farm Boy? 4 + Prof. S. S. Phillips 41 ♦ Business Methods Applied on the Farm Mr*. S. 8. Bailey. + + Music Shelton Family ♦ ♦ How a Boy Can Moke Money on n Farm Mr. Horace Johnson ♦ ♦ What a Girl Can Do on a Farm Miaa Dora Howard ♦ ♦ Discussion * ♦ * SECOND DAY. FEBKHAKV 37 J . 4 J Iota. m. Music 4 * Address—Alfalfa E. W. Newberry 4 ♦ Dairying. L. W. lUbcock. 11. W. Hell 4, J Feeding for Beat Results + * Points to Select in a Dairy C0w........ .Prof. H. W. Cottrell f * Afternoon Session Cantaloupe*. ♦ ♦ 1:30 p.m. Music. + J Preparation of the Land, Planting and Cultivating Cantaloupe* ♦ * Picking and Delivering Cantaloupes - Mr. Samuel Taylor ♦ * Suggestions From Past Experience and an Outline for See*l Selection of J * Cantaloupe* - P. K. Ilium J * Discumiou of Sunday Picking of Cantaloupe* O. J. Baxter 4 Horticulture and Floriculture. 4 7 7:30 p. m. Music. 4 4 General Trucking D. D. Wiley + 4 Address-Plant IHsrasc* K. R. Bennett ♦ 4 How I Succeed with Flower* Mra. D. D. Wiley ♦ 4 PUnuing for a Floral Exhibit at Our Fair.. Mra. V. K. BUna ♦ ♦ MORNINO. THIRD DAY. FEBRUARY 38. * l 18: a. M. X J Address on Feultry C. P. Stokes ♦ T Paper—Puru bred v*. Mongrel K. B. Coggeshall Denver ♦ T Address (Iboltryi Prof. 11. W. Cottrell J * Discussion -Incubation in Colorado. ’ . Animals for (he Farmer T 4 1:30 p. m. Music 4 4 The Kind of Animals a Farmer Should Keep Prof. 11. W. Cottell 4 4 Judging a llorae from a Veterinary Standpoint—Open Air Demonstration 4 I 4 00 Example* Dr. Geo. Glover + ♦ % Evening Session J ♦ 7:30 p. m. Music. ♦ + Improved Transportation Facilities for *he Arkansas Valley T 4 Senator Tally Scott. Cripple Creek ♦ 4 The Legislator's Interest In the Fanner..... Senator J. 11. Crowley J 4 The Farmer's Interest in the Legislature ...Hon. W. B. Mhbrrt J 4 Appointing of Committee for Program 190. H. J X ©loom© ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦«♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*♦ Woman's Chub Discusses Co-Educa tion. The Woman's Club had a very prof itable program presented on Satur day last at the home of Mr*. D. W Barkley. Mis* Marie Dran presented a paper di«cn*«ing the question should a girl** education differ from a boy'*, and Mr*. G. W. Lewi* followed with one on The Child Life of America, a similar educational theme dealing largely with the co-education of the «exe«. The*e two paper* catted out considerable debate among the mem bership. and Mis* Millar, the Aus tralian Evangelist, being a ,g«est of the day. was invited to rartlcipafe in the discussion. Miss Millar modestly deprecated any assumption of person al experiences for passing npon the question* under discussion, or of in clination to make any odious compar isons between the training of child ren in the United States and In the more conservative countries of Eng land and Australia. She paid a high compliment to the school sy*tem which provided a high *choo| edu cation for the poorest child In the land without cost, and the liberality of Rplrlt that made it possible for one born in the meanest ranks to rise to positions of high honor and large rewards. She conld not speak upon the wisdom of the co-education of the xexe*. a* they did not have it. in England, hut she passed Home strict ures upon the freedom with which American boys and girls in their teens were permitted to mingle in street association and evening ram bling. Tn England children did not keep company with beaux while they were yet in short skirt*. Meeting of Fair Directors. The Fair directors met at the of fice of Secretary Hall Jan. 31. Klrt 8t Co. were issued a duplicate certificate for five shares of stock, an indemnifying bond being given. After a general discussion in re gard to the care of the grounds, the use of the stalls and the keeping of the track in condition for the train ing of horsrs thereon, the secretary was authorized to arrange for the care of the track and stalls in ea change for the stall rentals; reser vation to be made of stalls for the u»e of the superintendent of the grounds. Further discussion followed in re gard to improvements and the re building of the old grandstand; it be ing moved “that the Secretary pro cure bids for moving the old grand j ••and from its present location to a | l"»int cast of the track gate cast of the grandstands, and for the build -ng of a new stand to replace the one ' »o to Ik* moved, and the new stand to be of the same construction as the present east and west stands.” which motion was seconded and adopted. Our New Citizenship. A motley group of the new type of citizen that to people the Arkansas Valley in another generation was to he seen at on? of our down town res taurants on Monday morning. It was a group of four families of Russians who had come over from Sugar City, following the migration of fifty such last week to the beet fields of Garden City. Ks. This group consisted of .16 separate and distinct human iden tities and five dogs of various mon grel breeds. Of the 36 human* a\ were children, ranging from babies at the breast to hoys and girls in the teent. The other five in the count were not the five dogs aforemention ed. hut five men and women whose marital affinities had seemingly not vet been fixed, hut who at no distant date will begin to contribute to a so lution of the beet culture labor prob lem in the Valley. The babies and the mothers and the dogs were sprawled over the restaurant floor in promiscuous disregard of dirt and fleas and were making their breakfast with evident relish upon bakeshop bread and black coffee. And none of the group betrayed any of that un rest that marks the average American who is watting for a belated train. f r”| Good Things To Sat ► ► ■ 1 h ► h J Florida Grapa Fruit 8 for 250 Maple Sugar lfto Y Ripe Olive*, to sizes, 30c—60c h Heinx'u Tomato Sauee lfo. Horse Radish 15c and 25 0 * Boyle's Horae Radish-Mustard 100 Celery Salt |sc. 6x Pulverized Sußar(s|>ecinUy line) 12|o 51b box Domiuo 650- Golden "0" or "D" 3Jlh, 25c You'll alwayt Hu* Something Appetizing at the Kimzey Grocery Co. - ROCKY FORD’S SCHOOL BUILDINGS ! With Some Valuable Suggestions as to Up-to-Date School House Construction. Rocky Ford lus before it pretty rontinumialy the question of school room space. Every growing town i* confronted 6rith this question. The local board ha* bad in contempla tion for year* the purchase of the I’cntun cottage and lot abutting on the high seli***>l ground* for *cb«M»l ptir|K»%r*. It would Ik* an all round wise proposition to rent the proper ty if it is not to be purchased. Some r»f the lower grade nmnu arc over flowing now and there U need in the Liberty Building of one extra r«K>m and an extra teacher if not more at the present time, sandwiched in by some subdivision of the second and third grades. A teacher cannot do her best work in the present crowd ed condition of these grades. The condition may exist in other rooms j and in the other building* to some extent a* well a* in the down town building. Then the need of play ground at the Liberty Building i* al most as imperative a* the nerd of indoor space, and the control of the Fenton pn»perty in some form would supply a much needed play ground for the *mall ckitdrrn. who are now often run down and tumbled over by the larger pupils in their rougher | sport*. I The Enterprise has dealt with ihi* subject aforetime and thr facts are pretty well known to the patrons of the school We return to it again partly for the purpose, of emphasi*. ing the local need in *chon! accom modation and partly to point the moral and repeat the tale that the Colorado Fuel it Iron Co. tells in the October bulletin of its Sanitary and Sociological Department The C. F. fit L. being a “corporation.” c«»me* in for a full share of the local criticism *0 liberally dealt out to corporate concern* in these modern day*, and it will not be giving more than “the devil his due" to express some appreciation of the good work it ha* been doing for several year* past through thi* special “Depart ment" of the great concern. That it should maintain such a department which is so largely in the public in terest and of such great personal ed ucational value to those who can take advantage of it. is greatly to the company's credit. But to the October Bulletin - _ It sets out with the pertinent question: "Why build tall senool houses?" The answer i« quite apparent to some people. But that aside. The fool ishness of such building is the thing; and that is verv clearly set forth in the bulletin. It gives twenty-two good and substantial reasons why a one-story detached school room is to be preferred to a building of two and three stories high and of many room*; and then it gives a profes sional architect's specimen plan of what a school district may do. with architectural taste and with econ omy in the matter of school build ing. The health of the child that is to be educated in city school* is surely a matter as important as the education itself . The advantage of separating six hundred pupils into groups sufficiently isolated to limit the amount of bad air breathed, of dust inhaled, of contagion spread: to save the climbing of stairs for little tots and for girls nearing puberty, to escape the danger of fires (there have been twelve large school build ings burned in Colorado within a quite recent period) and the nervous strain of fire drills, to limit the de O. W. West, one of our successful beet growers, this season got chrck* aggregating s*so for the product of six acres. It is generally estimated that the total cost of growing and de livering a ton of beets to the factory is about S3O Subtract ftfio from the SBSO Mr. West received and wc have a net profit of 1670 or something over ftto per acre. What section of the country cast or west can beat such cash returns per acre? NO. 87 st ruction of property when a fire d<««-» occur; to get light from any di rection and ventilation from all di rections; to avoid the noise disturb ance that one room gives to another; to give the teacher an individuality of control in discipline and in teach ing that she cannot have where hun dred* are lirrdrd in one building and marched in and out together; these arc a part of the goon reason-. Ml forth by (lie C F. .V I. bulletin in »up|teirt of one room detaebed school htiiMttigs: and they arc enough to •ettle the qtir»tion with every exper icnced teacher and school In,aril A further god reason I* that on this . nlan a nrw r«M»m can lie built when it is needed The largr building in -1 volvc* building far tieyond the im mediate needs of the district and leav- I ing rooms unused for year*, a* we . have done in Rocky Ford, and then . doing without a much needed room tor a year or two because we were n««t ready to bond the district for a large building The many-roomed building is always either ahead of or behind the needs of the district We all know, whether we are boo est enough to sav so or not. that the (reason for putting up one large showy school building is to sell land, to put profit* into individual pocket*. This is perhaps reason enough In block the reform suggest ed by C. F. & I. bulletin, unles* it it pointed out that a group of small arii*tic building* grouped on a well kept campus can he made as advan tageous to the town lot speculator a* can one large and generally |*ain fully ugly building The »uggr*ted plan of such a row of small build ings has been specially prepared bv an able architect for the C. F. A I. people and it represents a combina tion of the Spanish mission and the Italian Villa styles of arrhitecturc. The central building is a general as semble room and in the basement is placed a janitor's residence and all the general utilitv feature* of the school. The buildings are arranged in semi-circle, with llower-hordcr*-d lawn in front and playground in rear. The C. F. ft I. Co. *ay* there is no excuse for not adopting its plans in the statement that land is scarce. We beg to differ. And so long a« we have such concerns as the C. F ft I. Co., organized for the prime pur pose of land monopoliration, it will be scarce to the common people who attend and support the common schools. Rocky Ford has too miieh school land in one place and too lit tle in another. That I* became in the rotir«e of onr speculative land dealings it was somebody** advantage to sell the district land in one »pot and not to sell it in another. We have large buildings on both plat*, built largely for speculative effert. and only more or less convenient for thrir purpose and more or !e«* attractive architecturally. We shall probably bin to nut up with the in vestment a* we nave it In large measure But it Is had. The day may possibly come when the land speculator who proposes to lay out a town rite will he re quired by law to include in his plan the reservation of certain blocks for school, for library and for park pur poses, and the population which moves in. builds homes and gives value to his.town lots, will not hr called upon to go without a conven ient school site or pay an extrava gantly exorbitant price for one. When L. A. Hallows had his fine large team in town last Saturday he had them weighed and found that the ' iwo-vear-old weighed *575 pounds. Good stock that. Gm'tarth Bros., the new saddlers in the Enterprise building will soon replace their gasoline engine with an 1 electric motor. Their shop contains l various machinery requiring the use of power.