Rocky Ford Enterprise.
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
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
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
"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
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
Chairman Sloan made a short talk
bordering somewhat on Christian
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. ;
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
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
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
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
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
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
Attractions for tho l adle* at tho Art
60-cert Laundry Bags at 25 cents.
New Shadow and Eyelet Wsiat Pat*
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.
Purebred Black Langshan Chickens
and Eggs. Ono Cock and one Cockerel,
very fine.—Annio S. Burr 210. Swink
For Salo. -Seven-room Cottago, large
porch, two lots. For particulars address.
Delia J. Shoup, Green Mt. Falls, Colo.
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
Dry climate spring whost. 30 to 60
bushols one irrigating: Worthington, 6
miles south, near Qrand Valley school.
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.
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
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
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