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Rocky Ford Enterprise.
TWENTIETH YEAR. NINTH ANNUAL KANSAS REUNION Many Former Kansans Renew Old Friendships, Banquet Together and Indih>'i #< ®»»<o*rjfi ec/^ lC cs of the Former Days. Saturday la*t K. I*, hall was filled with former residents of Kansas who had met to renew former, trsendahips and talk over experiences in the state, the mention of whose name recalls two words —grasshoppers and prohi bition. After one of the finest dinners ever served in the hall which ha* been the scene of many fca called to order by A. C. Sloan, whom I*. Mounts, President of the associa tion, designated as chairman. In the invocation Rev. S. C. Green asked the blessing of God upon the gathering of friends and neighbors who have met to revive old. memo ries and prayed that they might be blessed in their new homes in health, material prosperity and above all with spiritual development. After singing "America” M. S. Mar tin made a short talk, saying that he was proud of the attendance of ladies but was sorry to see so few of the busy men. The decrease in attend ance reminded hint of the shrinkage in population in the towns of western Kansas after the settlers found that they were not in the rain licit, lie closed by asking a collection to meet tlic expenses of the gathering, and the desired amount was promptly raised. In his address of welcome Chair man Sloan spoke of the contrast be tween Kansas and Colorado in the matter of handling trusts—the con trast not being favorable to Colora do. The occupation of knocker was not a pleasant one but knocking was generally necessary to correct «vils which afflict the people Jhe outlook is that the present Colorado legislature will not give the people the needed relief. Wc live in the grandest valley in the union, the gar den spot of the U. S. and which has a great future. . Music by Bolton s orchestra follow- ed after which Mis* Florence Reich cnbaugh gave a recitation, “Just like Bill.” "Land of Kansas” was sung by a quartette composed of L. J. Henry, I*. J. \Yic»t. Mrs. M. M. Nelson and Mrs. L. J. Henry. Mrs. Lctha Tisdale gave a recita tion reflecting on the mm of Kansas but awarding glory to the women. Thi* was followed by Miss Bessie Searlc* recitation of "Too Late for the Train ” Judge Wallis of La Junta was on the program for a talk on the rela tive advantages of Kansas and Colo rado but in hi* absence Hon. W. B. Gohin was called on for a talk. Mr. Gobin said that such a dinner as had just hecn enjoyed was not promotivc of oratory. The good looks of the audience was complimented, the men and women (the latter especially) being as handsome as 20 years ago. Wc should not lie too ready to call up memories of the hardships of Kan »a* life as it was a great state. How ever, Colorado was the best state in the union and Otero county the cream of Colorado. Wc should all he proud of being citizens of the great re public and prosperous republic where hard time* do not exist and where no man need look for work and not find it. After a recitation by Miss Pearl Todd the quartette rendered "Homes of Kansas, which was followed by a song by Miss Florence Rcichen hntigh. entitled “Uncle Sant.” The five minute talks were opened by Judge Osborne, who first fired a couple of jokes at* Chairman Sloan. Kansas when young was laughed at, just as some of us in our green days, but Kansas had outgrown the laugh ing stock class. Kansas was popu lated by a sQendid lot of people, and. after all, it is people that make a •ountry. Chairman Sloan made a short talk bordering somewhat on Christian Science doctrine. D. W. Barkley, .although not an ix-Kansas, was called on and said that his first acquaintance with Knn •is w?s in the early days when he drove over its plains with sn ox train whpn the gathering and sale of buf falo bones was the principal source of revenue for the earliest frontier settlers. Kansas was a great state ROCKY FORI). COLORADO, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 15, 1907* I despite the occasional hot winds, and 1 its crowning glory was the absence of the saloon. T. S. St. John said that he first saw Kansas in 1*57 and told of his ox team trip from Fort Leavenworth. J. 11. Burr came to Kansas in 1867 and saw much of the rough side of frontier life, nevertheless the pioneers had a good tunc. He recalled with pleasure much of his life in Kansas. S. S. Bailey told a couple of good stories. L J. Henry said that there was too much reference to the pioneer expel ience of Kansas. Go back now and sec its great improvement and it* marvelous crops and you will have nothing but admit admiration for | Kansas. Wc remember Kansas a* wc left it and do not know* it as it is now. Furthermore, our rough front-; icr life l:a* been a valuable clement of our lives. • • • Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wasson were among the Kansas settlers, moving there in 1857. Mr. Wasson said that he knew that grasshoppers would not only cat onions, hut actual ly rivaled mankind and ate tobacco Judge Osborne said that one grass hopper year lie was saved the trou ble and expense of busking his corn, the hoppers doing that for him with neatness and dispatch. When he went to gather his corn lief ound it all nice ly husked and ready for the crib. As the story sounded a little fishy he called upon T. S. St. John to verify the fact, which he did with no men tal reservations. F. J. Cretcher was called for but was not present. H.iu ne been there, and had ht been induced to make a talk, he would have scorched tom* t>f his ex* Kansas friends for their failure to appre ciate thalr former home Music by Bolton's orchestra was; freely interspersed throughout the Rev. Davenport on Lincoln. "Abraham Lincoln” is a good subject for a lecture, and there are some mighty good lecture on Lincoln extant in tne heads of some of our most noted modern lecturers. Rov. W. 1. Davenport gavo a very good one. under the auspices of his Ladies' Aid Society last Tuesday r. ght, taking advantage of its being the Lincoln anniversary to make his topic more taking and portinenL But the Ladies Aid didn't "do tho eest" to any great extent this time and some people had to usk if tho third lecture in their Course had been called off. there was so little advertising of it. Those who went got a good word portrait of the rugged character who has come to be called "The Sage of the Sangamon.” The striking individuality of the man Lincoln, the sterling virtuo of a thoroughly uncon ventional soul, wore once more hold up a* an aspiring picture to tho view of the | pre* -nt and rising generation, and the aud-mco went hetno pleased with the way they had spent tho ovening. | The abo vo picture of Mr. Lincoln the Enterprise had engraved from a photo kinoiy loaned us by E. W. Mar.ny. in whoi.o family it has boon a prized treas ure for many years. It was taken soon aftv Mr. Lincoln’s arrival in Washington In 1861.1 A New Pastor. Rev. W. B. Harter, recently of Load. South Dakota, has boon called to tho pastorate of tho Rocky Ford First Chris tian Church, the pu!pit of which was lately made vacant by the retirement of M. M. Nelson. Mr. Harter preached his infroductiory sermon to his new flock last Sunday morning and was generally ac ceptable to his hearers. He is a bright, capable preacher, about 35 years of age. who has been doing a "Ralph Connor" sort of service among a mining commu nity in the Black Hills, and was called to his new field without any preliminary hearing. The view of this congregation is that it Is not wise to try to >uit everybody in the selectinn of a preacher. Trustee Shelton says he finds a church has just as good success when it swaps preachers as a boy does jack-knives—"sight unseen.” Mr. Harter oxprenos himsolf as well pleased with his new congregation. He saw a lot of good looking people as he looked out over tho crowd last Sunday morning, and anyway he says, any crowd of Americans would look good to him after his oxporionce with a miscellaneous assortment of foreigners such as ho had to deal with in a northwestern mining camp. Not Sour Clrapcs hut a False Report. I "Sounds Like Sour Grapes” is the heading which tho Rocky Ford Tribuno givos to a clipping from the Holly Chief tain. Tho clipping says that Lyon Sc Cog gins will have their headquarters at Holly this year instead of Rocky Ford, and the alleged change is attributed to the failure of Lyon Sc Coggins to secure the Rocky Ford Association’s contract for this year. The Holly Chioftain is all wrong. Lyon Sc Coggins will have their hoadquarters at Rocky Ford ns for many years past. Thay have secured an office next door to the Postal Telegraph on Elm Avenue. While not having the old Rocky Ford Association the Lyon Sc Coggins’ new league, now being formed from the best growers, will give them 300 acres (all they want) for the of a high grade of cantaloupes. No. Lyon Sc Cog gins have been too long in the Rocky Ford field to be disconcerted by a slip of necog. So great is the demand for the Ridge way Concert Co. that the committee here secured this date (Feb. 26) for the com pany two year» ago. Big Barbecue at Douglas Patterson Valley Sale. At noon on Wednesday, Febuary 27th. at the T. J. Douglas sale a whole beef will be barbecued and served to the great crowd expected. Mr. Douglas will give welcome to everybody, WANTED— To buy or lesse a small incubator, 100 egg size. Call up ’Phone White 314. program. Tho following officers were elect ed: Bresident, P. Mounts; Vice Pres ident, Mfs. M. S. Martin; Sccreary, S. S. Bailey; Treasurer, L. J. Henry. r “] Good Things To Eat ’ Florida C!ra|M» Fruit 2 for 25« Maplo Sugar 130 Ripe Olivo*, to ni/.PK, 80o— 6O0 llfiiiz’n Tomato Suuco 15c. Horxo Kudinli 15c and 25c ltoylc'ri Horae Kadißli-MuHtnrd 15c Colory Salt ssc. 6x Pulverized Simnr(H|w»<Miilly fino)l2so 511) box Domino 650- Goldon , ‘C” or *'D M 3£lb, 250 You'll always find Something Appetizing at the Kimzey Grocery Go. ; MINING PROGRESS AT CAMP REDNOUR. Special to the Chieftain. Doyle. Feb. 2. Progress is being made in Camp Rcdnour, formerly known the the Dot Canon, GuniiLor. county. Colo. The new camp i* situated in an ideal locality, where nature, ever generous, ha* supplied the gulch with an abundance of pure water and an inexhaustible supply of good timber. There i* also an excellent wagon road from the camp I to Doyle, a station on the D. & R G. railroad, the distance between the Jtwo point* being less than seven mile*, with a comparatively easy grade. The geological formation 1* wonderful, the canon is shaped like an enormous horseshoe with the crock pa«*ing through the lower or open part of the same. The mineral hearing formation ennsits of por phyry. hornblende gneiss, phonolite. hn«alt, conglomerate and a dark green schist, the character of which miners have been unable to deter mine, but they arc now having a qualitative chemical analysis made thereof. There is one ledge or vein of tlti* •chist that is too feet in width and | it ri*c* perpendicularly to a height 1 of too feet on each side of the creek. | There are two more ledges of schist thirty and forty feet in width, respect ively. They all carry good value*, averaging from $2 to sl2 per ton. Underlying and overhanping these ledges arc large veins of . mineral hearing quartz, one of which has been uncovered a distance of thirty j feet without finding the foot wall. 1 There arc others ranging from ten to twenty feet in width, and with fur ther development will certainly as tonish the public. The principal properties in the new camp arc as follows: The Ken tucky Mines and Milling company of Manzannta, Colo. Their _ property comprise* twenty-eight claims. They have one of the finest tunnel • t imaginable, and it will eventually crosscut some rich veins as they pro gress with the work. The Santa Fc Mines and Milling company, owned and operated by a number of railroad men of Pueblo, Colo., with C. 11. Hinklcy as super intendent, control eleven claims ad joining the Kentucky property on the north. They have a well con structed tunnel, one hundred feet in length, and arc in « vein of schist and talc, the gold values arc in creasing daily, and when they en counter the contact vein for which they arc driving, expect to have good shipping ore. The three Jumbo claims arc owned jointly by T. J. Kane, Dick Gibbons, and V. E. Roberts, the big schist vein already mentioned passes through these claims, also through the Kentucky and the Cambrian Chief groups. To the south and west of the Ken tucky property, William E. and Vic tor E. Roberts of Denver, own twenty claims known as the Cam brian Chief group. There has not been much development done as yet. with the exception of the usual as sessment work. However, during the performance of that work, quartz veins, averaging fro.ll to to 20 feet in width were encountered, the low cst assays showing $13.60 in gold, the highest $56.00, truly a splendid showing for a t.cw camp, a chemical analysis on sonic of the ore from this group, show traces of Cohalt, Nickel and Vanadium, further de velopment such as the Kentucky peo ple arc about to make will surely de monstrate the existence of these rar** minerals in paying quantities. The big veins take the following trend, about 30 degrees W. of N. 30 de grees S. of E., proving beyond all question that they pass through Ohio City, thence through Camp Ken tucky and on the Tomichi Dome. The geographical position of the camp is most favorable, lying as it docs, two miles N. W. of Waunita Springs, two miles S. W. of Bowerman, two miles S. E. of Ohio City, and seven miles N. E. of Doyle. Everyone predicts a bright future for Camp Rcdnour, the formation is correct, the mineral bearing veins NO. 88 arc plrntiful and there i* no reason why the camp with proper develop m< nt, should not l>«- one of the lead ing ore producer* of GuntiMon coun ty* lowa Reunion. Will bo hsld in K. P. Hall on Saturday j Fab. tho 23. Como all and don't forget > that well flliod baskets are of vital im portance. 36-38 Socrotary. Attractions for tho l adle* at tho Art Embroidery Store. 60-cert Laundry Bags at 25 cents. New Shadow and Eyelet Wsiat Pat* terns. Stamping done to order.? MRS. C. E. BOLTON. With Bolton Mu*ic Co., Elm Are Romombor tho P. J. Willii Sale of per sonal property. Thursday. Feb. 21. Do not forget tho dato. Maro for sale. 8 yoars old. gontlt enough for woman or children, weight 960 pounds.—T. J. Britt. 37-8 p Why not raise 30 tons of beets on soil enriched by the aid of the Endless Apron Manure Spreader, : Come and we’ll show you. The Rocky Ford Hardware Co., op posite Post Office. For salo. Mare coming four years old, weight 1400 pounds. Phono Blue 964. H. K. Wiley. Two shares of water in Highline for sale or rent; Address X.Y.Z. Enterprise. For Sale. - One Hot-air Incubator and Broodor. -R. R. Jones. 38p For Sale.—Oldsmobile Runabout, A1 condition. Inquire 500 North Main St. 38p For Sale. Purebred Black Langshan Chickens and Eggs. Ono Cock and one Cockerel, very fine.—Annio S. Burr 210. Swink ave. 38-40 For Salo. -Seven-room Cottago, large porch, two lots. For particulars address. Delia J. Shoup, Green Mt. Falls, Colo. 38-9 For Sale. -Two Incubators: one 200- ogg Old Trusty and one 60-cgg Cyphers. Chester John*on, 2 miles southeast. Phone Whito 304. 38-9 Handkerchiof Centers, pure linon—and laces -at Woman's Exchange. 38-It FOR SALE Dry climate spring whost. 30 to 60 bushols one irrigating: Worthington, 6 miles south, near Qrand Valley school. 38-39 p The Western Farm Journal does different. It will interest your Eastern friends. Subscribe for the Vestern Farm Journal to be sent ao ten of them one yea r for SI.OO, or one for 15c. Stamp will do. The Western Far Journal, Rocky Ford. Colo. Draft Horse* For Sale. Six good Horses weighing from 120 to 1400 pounds. Phono white 314. 37-8 p J. A. McKenzie. Hay and Loose-stacked Oa for Sale; I n iles from town >n H. Vanßusk k or R. S. Beall. 37-40 Shadow Embrt-idory 'V-lists and Apror and Cushions • t Worn » xchange. Get Seeds tor Ho edi of I i Ebbert Seed Co Beal & Van Buskirk Props. The Best t ysic. When you winr .ysic that mild and gentle. < to take an pleasant in « HV-t hamberlain Stomach an.l i Diets. Prh 25 cents. ! irranted. G ■ free sam -miacy .r *ry them.