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FebruaryClearanceSa e At Hlinker's Ml Short and Broken Lines, and our Fall and Winter Merchan dise In the Store, at a Big Dis count, The people are unani mously responding to our Clearance Sale Announce ments and are buying liberally of our Clearing Sale Bargains They know that when we quote reouctlons that they get re ductions and not hot air. F.H.Hilfiker’s Cash Store PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. Rev. M. M. Nelson left for Delta this week where he opens his next series of revival services under the direction of the Christian church. His family remain in Rocky Ford. Paul Kennedy returned Saturday from over the range in the Grand Junction country, where he had been for two weeks on a business deal. He leaves again this week in another di rection. The grass wouldn't be growing under Paul's feet these days even if we had a little rain to start it. . Mrs. Deborah Gibson and Mrs. Louisa Yount, aunts of Mrs. George Coffman, who were called here bv the death of their sister, Mrs. Coff man's mother, returned to Siloame Springs. Ark., on Monday. Mrs. J. E. Lawson is enjoying an extended visit from her mother, Mr*. Ewell of Evanston, 111. Dr. S. M. Kellogg and wife were Lamar visitors a few days since. W. D. McPherson and wife on Sat urday moved into their fine new • home in southern Rocky Ford. Alderman McPherson was a Colo rado Springs visitor last week. Frank Green is enjoying a visit with his parents at Seymour. lowa, after an absence of six year*. W. H. Young and wife left a few days since for Exeelstor Springs. Mo., for an extended stay for the benefit of Mr. Young's health. Mrs. 11. D. Garwood of Iji Junta is making a visit at the Butterfield suburban home. Hon. G. W. Swink. who spent some weeks in Denver with his son, Fd. is home this week looking after cxtcn»ive irrigation enterprise* and farming interests. The latest reports from F.d Swink was that he is im proving and has good chances for re gaining hi* lo«t health. Col. John E. Godding was a guest at Gov. Buehtel’s good fellowship banquet in Denver last week. At this banquet the governor announced his military staff, in which Col. Godding was included. This appointment was the official act which conferred upon our fellow-citizen the title of Colonel. Mrs. Godding accompanied him to Denver hut was not allowed to enjoy the menu or the speeches at the ban quet. The Tuesday Reading Club was thi* week entertained by Mrs. R. M. Pollock. Mr*. A. H. Aryan on Saturday en tertained sixteen young ladies for her daughter. Miss Jessie. C. If. Jackson and wife left for i Hot Springs. Ark., on Tuesday even f :ng. where Mr. Jackson will try the » efficiency of the springs. Good luck lightning occasionally strikes a country newspaper man, as evidenced by the appointment of Frank Hayes of the Manxanolx Sun to the position of State License in spector. His jurisdiction covers ten counties in Southern Colorado. Tn remitting on subscription W. C. of Kiona. Wash., writes: ’'Ev erything points to a prosperous year in Washington. The Colorado colony at Kiona is doing well.** Mrs. L. A. Hallows a few days returned from a visit with her broth er. J. F. Willis, at Mitchell, Neb., who has been in bad health for a number of months. Mr*. M. U. Rrandal entertained th* 0. D. T. club this wnk. Mr*. Lewis Swink gave a luncheon on Monday for Mr*. A. H. Bryan. Lilies of the valley were used in the decorations, which were especially pretty. The guest* were Mr*. Bryan, Mr*. Wiatzer, Mrs. Evans, Mr*. Smith, Mr*. McKelvey, Mr*. Hall. Mrs. Van Buskirk. Rich Man’s Land iXJSIt Poor Man’s Prices n ? m Rasin Wyoming .... | Kxeurtlona MORTIMER U. RANDEL Every Little While. Mate iiullcllmk. Stocky lord. Colorado The Entro Nous club met with Mr*. Dennis Peak on Wednesday. Mrs. Robt. Craighead and Mr*. Otto Larson from La Junta were guesta. M. L. Meyer and Geo. C. Maxwell have returned from their eastern purchasing trips. G. W. I'roctor. of Pueblo. was visiting amoeg Rocky Ford friends Wednesday enroute to Rogers. Ark., where he goee to make extensive improvements in his large end valuable Alberta peach or chard. Misa Audrey Wolfe is down fnom Colo. Springs visiting her brothers. Dr. and Clay Wolfe. Dr. and Mra. Wolfe are delighted in the arrival of a baby daughter. The stork called Wednesday morning." *-«g| ■Mra. W.JL. Carter, of Keliepel. Mont, daughter of James Butterfield, arrived last weak to make an extended visit with her parents. Mr. Carter aocompaaied her end stopped over Sunday, on hit way to Chicago and New York markets for merchandise purchases. Th* Bridge Whist club wee entertained by Mrs. Geo. Maxwell. C. J. Johnson of Cenoo City i* one of our newest citizens. Mrs. George Lyons end children have returned to Salida after a month's visit with W. J. Archibald. Mra. Lyons uncle. Mrs. Lyon's homo is in th* vicinity of the recant fatal snow slide, but was not iujurad. Mrs. F\_ H. Hilflkor was called to Colo rado City*last w*ek*6y~iho nows of~the illness of her mother, and ie yet at her bed udo. Larkin Craig last week paid a visit to his parents, after several voars absence. He has been a resident of Salt Lake City. but is no Mormon, and if any Rocky Ford girl has designs on Larmn she can still have iho whole of hti noart and hi* for tunc. THomer Kimzey left Tuesday for a holi day trip to Illinois, in one of the towns of which. Dame Rumor says, Homer ha* found his Helon of Troy. Carlos Wilson is back home again after undergoing surgical’treatment at~th#"Pol lock sanitarium. Ho hopes to bo mater ially benefitud in hit locomotion by the treatment. W. L. Jackson will leave for th* east in a few days to make large purchases for th* Rocky Ford Trading company. Col. J. A. Lockhart. Vic* President of tho American National Live Stock Asso ciation. left for Washington Wednesday evening. The trip ie being made in re sponse to e telegram from President Roosevelt asking him to meet the public land committee to advise in regard to government control of the public range, ■ especially in the and regions. This job is on* for which Col. Lockhart is admirably qualified, end one the duties of which he 1 will take pleasure in performing. Teacher*' Meeting. Laat week terminated the medial month of the school year. The teachers of District No. 4 met in general session in the high school auditorium, Supt Boll** presiding. After roll call by the secre tary. Mise Partner, end matters of a routine nature had been disposed of, five teachers of the high school were asked by the chairman to offer remarks upon th* following questions, (on* being given to each: "Whet pert of efficiency is due to method? To training? To experience? To scholarship? To character? After each question had been advocated by it* champion th* teacher* of thi* district war* requested to state their views. Then followed an animated impromtu diseus custion from th* pedagogic* I standpoint, of the issue* involved. At a late hour, th* meeting adjourned, the instructor* de parting with a feeling that the meeting had been not only enjoyable but also benaficial. * Mrs. E. W. Kearby had a narrow es cape from serious injury on* day this w**k. Sh* had been away from Horn* for a short time and during th* cold night* th* water had frozen up in the fire back of the kitchen range. Coming home Mr*. Kearby put on a rattling good fire to warm up the house tend went out of the room e little while. That little recess was probably fortuaate, as when she re turned there had been an explosion end one of th* stove lids bed gone out through the window, while other detachable pieces and some ashes were scattered around th* room. Steal* A Ingraham are putting up a oomfertabl* ranch horn* on th* Turner place, southeast of town. J. C. Haffner has well under way a now dwelling, constructed of ctfment stone, on the Black property, corner of Fourteenth and Sycamore. M. L. Meyer says that a citizen of Rocky Ford must go east for a few weeks to appreciat the splendid weather which we continually enjoy. During the past two weeks a number of subscribers have paid up and the dates on the address slips should have been ad vanced this week, but could not be reached. Next week all who havo paid will find tho dates advanced to show the time paid to. Tho Knights of Pythias had a royal good time Monday evening. An informal , program was rendered. Judge Wallis !of La Junta being tho special orator of the evening. Miss Allan gave a vocal solo. Piano solos wore given by Miss Mamie Coleman and Miss Dot Moore. Miss Pearl Todd gave a reading. A banquet pro vided by the Ladies Aid of tho Presby terian church, followed, after which the evening was devoted to cards and danc ing. Much music wa* furnished during the evening by Miss Mami* Coleman pi anist. and Leon Dos Larzes. violinist. WilUs Maxwell Goodhue's dramatiza tion of Mari* Corelli's powerful romance. "Thelma." with Carolyn* McLean in the title role, assisted by one of the best sup porting companies on th* American stage, is the offering Saturday evening at the Grand. Mb* Carolyn* McLean, well and favor able known as one of America's most de lightful young actresses, ie announced for an appearance at The Grand on next Sat urday evening in Willb Maxwell Goodhue's splendid dramatization of Marie Corelli'* powerful romance. ‘Thelma.** The M. E. Church people are still add ing some finishing touches to their new end fine place of worsnip. Th* last week ha* eeea electric light* 'put up over the two main entrances, the globe of £the light* being enclosed in a lantern of an tique design in metal. The entrance door* have also had the upper panel* filled with opalescent glass, in harmony with the window lights of the edifice. WANTED. A few hundred pounds of Can taloupe Seed. See D. V. Burrell at the Rocky Ford Seed House. FOR SALE, cheap, Kimball Organ, in good condition, enquiro 314 West Elm. FOUND, at tho Chicken Pi* Supper, a Locket. Csn bo had by paying for thi* advertisement. Mrs. Gsrb ng. 927 Elm street. 100 Cars Cantaloupas Wanted Liberal Cash advance, good contract. For further information see 36-37 Tho Gobin-Ebbert Seed Co. Kansas Reunion. Our Annual Kansas Rsunion will bo hsld in JK. P. Hill on Saturday, Feb. 9. Come early and don't forget th* basket. 34-6 Secretary. Cantaloupe Contracts Wanted. Wo represent an old established firm end will make liberal cash advances. 36-37 __Tho Gobin-EbbertSeed Co. Rich soil makes less toil, and to jet the best results you need a good Endless Apron Manure Spreader. Call and see the bl est machine at The Rocky Ford Hardware Co., opposite Post Of fice. If you have not already signed up your cantaloupe acreage this season do not fail to gst our proposition. 86-37 Th* Gobin-Ebbert Seed Co. Cement Tiling. to, ta and 15 inch. Prices low. E. E. Swink, care O. C. Frantz. The City Realty Co. have barrels of 7 par cent money for prompt loan* on city and ranch property. Before you pbnt a garden see our stock of seeds.—The Ebbcrt Seed Co. Beall & Van Buskirk Proprs. 36-37 Wanted, Stock to Pasture. Good feed and good water. 35- L. W. Babcock. If you have not already signed up your Cantaloupe acreage this season do not fail to get our proDOsition. 36- Th* Gobin-Ebbert Seed Co. Real estate dealers will find at the Enterprise office a variety of blanks which will be useful to them in these days of activity—options, agreements for the purchase and sale of real es tate, etc. If wc have not the blank you want we can soon print it. 100 Cars Cantaloupas Wanted Liberal Cash advance, good contract. For further information see 36-37 The Oobin-Ebbert Seed Co. Stauffer wanti to buy Veal Calves and Chickens. | Is Disease a Crime? ttbe writer asserted. In substance, that ell , disease should .be regarded a* criminal. Certain It Is, that much of tho sickness and suffering of mankind is due to the violation of certain of Nature’s law* But to say that all alekneas should be mgerded ea criminal, must appeal to •very reasonable individual as radically ’TTwou.a b. unsympathetic, eroel, ye* criminal, to condemn the poor, weak, over-worked housewife who sink* under the heavy load of household care* and burdens, end suffers from weak nesses, various displacement* of pelvic organs and other derangements peculiar to her sex. VSequrat bearing of children, with Its » ***l"f demands udoo the system. mnnled •ease* derangement* and debility which are Bated by the many household carae, e bard, and nevereading work which 'tber Is called upon to. perform. Dr. the maker of that world-famed rent r woman's.. peculiar weakneeaee and r. Pierce's Favorite Prescription—say* oof the greatest obstacles to the cure cla»sof maladlra la the fact that the poor, over-worked housewife can not get the need'-d n-st from her many houM-holu care* and labor to enable her to secure from the 6 use of hU " Prescription " Its full bem-tlta. It a matter of frequent experience, he say*. hU practice In these rases, to meet with those In whlrh his treatment falls by reason of tin* patient's Inability to abstain from hard work long enough to he cured. With those suffering from prolapsus, ante version and retroversion of the uterus or Other displacement of the womanly unrana. It Is rcry ut-ccssary that. In addition to tak ing his "Favorite Proscription " they altstaln from t<elng very much, or for long periods, on their f-vi All heavy lifting or straining of anr kind should also avoided. As much OOt-door air as possible, with moderato. light exercise u also very Important. Let the BUrnt olwcrvo tli«-s« rules and iho"Favor -1 Prescription ■ will do the rest. Dr. I'lerco’a Medical Adviser I* sent free 00 receipt of stamps to pay expense of mailing onlu. Send to Dr. IL V. Pierce, Buffalo. N. Y., 21 one-cent stamp* for pa per-cov end. nr 31 etamjts for clotb*bound. If sick consult tho Doctor, free of charge by letter. All such communications are held sacndly confidential. Dr. Plcrco's Pleasant Pellet* Invlgorata a»d regulate stomach, liver and bowel*. CHURCH NEWS. 1 •METHODIST EPISCOPAL Kmnk K. Ilnllmtieck. pastor.) Public worship at 11 a. m. and 7:80 . p. ro. Mis* E- Stafford Millar, th* Aus tralian evangelist will spaak both mom k ing and evening. Large and intarastad k congregations hava been prasant naarly avary evening, and much intarast is fait. Th#*# meeting* will continue all of next weak, beginning at 7:80 p. m. promptly each evening. Epworth League at 6:80. lad by Arthur Willard. Music: Morning .solo by Mrs.H. S. John son. offertory "Schubert Serenade - ' violin and piano. Evening anthem. "Saak Ya the Lord". Presbyterian Church. Usual services at the Christian church at 8 o.clock. Subject. "Awake!" Anthem. "A* tho Hart Pantalh",soprano solo by Mr*. Hall. "Heaven** Hopa". of fertory for violin and piano by Mr. Da* Larne* and Mr*. Norton. The Ladies* Aid society will havo an important meeting with Mrs. F. J Cretch cr. 402 So. 6th next Thursday afternoon. Baptist Church. S. C. Green. Pastor. Preaching by tho pastor morning and evening. Evangelistic service at night. German Baptist Brethren. Sunday school at 10 a. M. Preaching sorvico* at 11 a. rn.and 7:30 p.m. Young Peoples meeting at 6:30 p. m. First Christian Selene* Society. Chapel and Reading Room Hagen block South Main. Sorvicas: Lesson Sermon Sunday 11 a. m. Subject, "Soul". Testimonial service* Wednesday 8 o. m Roading Room open daily excepting Sun day 2 to 6 p. m. Mrs. Anna Louisa Ncrri* Clark. First Reader. Manzanola M. E. Edward Burns Martin. Pastor. Sunday School at 9:46. Epworth Lea gue at 6:30 p. m. Public worship and sermon at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p. m. The Opera Block Mut Market will open Saturday morning, J. Stingley. Prop. For Sale Cheap.—6 2-3 miles of barbed wire and 13 2-3 mile* of smooth wire. Enquire at Enterprise office. 36-tf Our new Seed Catalog for 1907 is ready. Send mr the names of your friends and I will mail one to each. D. V. Burrell. KEEP UP YOUR SUPPLY of coal—it will be colder before it* any warmer. And if Mr. Everyman waits until hia bin is down to tha last chunk and you all order at once Mr. Somebody's fingore are going to get nipped! Then the wife and babies, too! Order right now from us and you will gat good measure of th# finest, cleanest, best burning coal our search has brought us. ’Phono con nection. Jackson A Lawton. 1 ; Just Arrived \ WALL Faints J | Varnlshss PAPER Kalsomlnas City Drug Store - IYOUNG & MATHIS? A v|/ •) ——l iai« a) #) C) $ See SAM MATHEWS $ $ See O. J. BAXTER •* $ See Our Contracts 2 IC* Ufa Riiaranloo *bat we will fulfill party of first «j) •) 118 UUdl allleu p Ur t of our contract. Head, (• (• understand, sign up with iis to S) *) handle your IIIU7 Cantaloupes. (S g r 2 S I Pure Eden Gem i *) Propagated and grown hy us only. (* (S Others offered as Eden (Jems are S) *) not like ours. They don't grow the (• same kind of solid netted melons. •) Try Our Pure •* Seed for 1907 % (- IVe authorise S. A. Mathews or O. J. S Baxter to sign Contracts tor us. e) C. H. Mathis, f f 18-42 St/ 85 85 85 85 2ft SC £ •.u & Zi £ « You Have the Money, X We Hava tha Groceries, | Lets Trade § i FLUKE & RITCHIE 1 W. B. CLARK CASH MARKET HANDLES HOME PRODUCTS EXCLUSIVELY. Phone Ford 53 —: — Phone Ford 55 The Old Reliable ROCKY FORD GROCERY CO. It Headquarters for all Ooodn in their line. Agents for Chnae A Sanltoru's Teas and Coffees. STATE BARK BLOCK. ROCKY FORD, COLO. W. E. Anderson, W. I. Reynold*, Proprietor. Head Plumber. THE SANITARYPLUMBING SHOP. Plnmblng, Heating, Steam-fitting. Tin and Iron Work. Pump*, Tanks, Wind mils. 961, Elm Ava. Phone White, 40*.