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MISS E. STAFFORD
MILLER'S LECTURE. A Notably hlwHn Enalng En joyed by Largo and Highly Plaaaad AudWncs. The lector. by MU» Millar on Monday night at the M. E. church was a marked aoeeeaa both at to the lecture and the patronage given it. The lady had quite endeared hereelf to the people of the church during the weeks of rcligioae aervicee the conducted and they were prepared to give her a complimentary "tend oIT when it came to the partly secular evening with which closed her visit amongst them. A larger lecture aud ience hat not assembled in the new church, nol excepting that of Prof. DeMotte a short time previous. Per haps lectures are becoming popular in Rocky Ford. But aside from any extraneous condition* Mis* _ Millar herself is a forceful and pleasing per sonality and will capture any audience where the conditions are in anywise favorable. In this talk upon “Peo ple 1 Have Met** she deals with her own travelling experiences with a free hand and gives it the truly per sonal touch that everywhere appeals to our human nature. To the surprise of some of her auditors no doubt, her “People she had met" was not purely a character sketch of the great ones of earth on whom she had been graciously permitted to gaze, but in troduced some of the lowly and com monplace with whom she had rubbed shoulders in a truly human way. To be sure she told of attending the funeral of Mr. Gladstone, and looking upon his features as the body lay in state in the hall of Westminster Ab bey. Hut then was he not “the peo ple’s William" great in nobility of soul rather than of blood. She told of attending the annual reception of the I.ord Mayor of London. aflA ,in the democratic simplicity of her Aus tralian rearing mistaking the bedit zened butler for the Lord Mayor - W—* tian. She paid a tribute to the fine religious spirit of the Princess by saying she was not only a daughter of the Oueen hut a daughter o#:he King alto. Coming from a less loyal subject of King Edward’s dominions this might have been misconstrued into a dubious compliment, but from Miss Millar it was rightly understood. She told of standing on London bridge—or Westminster— and watch ing the returning soldiers of an Egyp tian campaign, with a humor and a pathos such a* always wakes the in terest of a people who worship the pageantry of war How she “lipped" a two-hundred pound Englishman off hit pedestal—not with her fist, hut with a shilling—and climbed to the advantageous viewpoint herself, was amusing to the American, who gives up such an advantage from gallantry or else *eils it for a better price. She told of her interviews with some of the Irish peasantry with delicious drollery; and of a visit to the I-akes of Killarney. that inspired her with the poet’s descriptive mood. She took hrr hearers across to the Irish channel again to Auld Scotia and in troduced them to the unsentimental Scot, and weaving into her story something of her own parental an cestry touched again the chords ol human sympathy with quite a master hand And finally, coming back to one of the great ones of earth she described a visit to Temple Church. London, and a sermon by Joseph Parker, that a fitting finale to a religious teacher’s adieus. A notice of the evening’s entertain ment would be altogether inadequate if the Enterprise passed over the mu sical features that preceded and that broke the continuity cf Miss Millar * lecture. Good as that was, the sing ing of Mrs. W. L. Hartman of Pu eblo and of our own Mr. Riser was equally pleasing A fairly good critic of music recently said of Mr. Elser: "lie sings; sings without any flights or trills; just simply sings, in way we can all understand and appreciate ’ Mrs Hartman trills, but her trills arc not all of her singing. It is only at rarg intervals that Rocky Ford en joys listening to so sweet and withal so finished a vocalist. The audience attested their appreciation Monday night by giving her a pronounced en core. Mrs. Jennings of Pueblo, was Mrs. Hartman's able accompanist; and Miss Barkley did a like capable service for Mr. Elser. At the close of the lecture Miss Millar called the musical performers to the platform with her and they led in a rousing congregational render ing of one verse of “America.** • • • To use an expressive slang phrase Miss Millar “is a good mixer.’’ While feeling perfectly at ease and enjoy ing the high toned society of the Mansioin House, and not abashed by contact with royalty in Windsor Cas tle. she made herself welcome by cheerful comradeship with the in mates of the lowly thatched cottage of Ireland, eating their potatoes with as good grace as she did the elabo rate dainties provided by the Lord Mayor and Princess Christian. The Millar Mission. Tha mission at tha Methodist Church conducted by Mica E. Stafford MUlar. the Australian evangelist, cloeed last Sunday night, after a continuation of three weeks. The mission was attended well from the beginning, and many people took a more definite stand for Christina service. These meetings have been particularly refreshing to the more thoughtful class of Christian people in Rocky ’.Ford, because they were conducted on a high and dig nified plane. There is no question that a vast deal of harm is being done by a class of cheap, self-styled evangelists, who go about the country teaching unsenptural doctrines, causing weak Christiana to feel unsettled in their position, and calling on all who will to come out of the churches. It seems almost unthinkable In this en lightened age. that even a few people could b« persuaded to believe that it la religions to slander churches and the reg ular ministry, and to try to build op a new ipnu«miu he.ealVr*fpemug*-oome t ~ooc' else down. When people get too good to belong to the church they are of no use anywhere. The Oospel which Mice Mil lar preaches Is a sweet QospsL The im pression left by her upon the Methodist chyrch in particular and Rocky Ford in general will tell for good far into the fu ture. May Ood speed her fat herjouraeys and miscioa. A Mrs. Wiggs (she of Cabbage Patch fameißeception is tha novel program that has bean devised by tha San Sooci Club for an open and public meetii* they are to have on Wednesday of next weak. It is to be given at tha home of Mrs. Bab bock, and fat tha interests of the charity fund of Ute Club. Just what It will de velop Is a secret that tha public is invited to find out by attending and payfa* an admission fee of 10 eta. There are re fresh menu on the tapis, and aa Mrs. Wiggs always had soup enough to go round so the Club will doubtless be equally “ hoapKTe." Horace Amos finds that apartment houses of modest price are a good Hi vestment The one he has on Swfatk avenue le to profitable that ha is building another just across the street The new structure will contain seven two-room tenements. Ths extent of seed production fat the Arkansas valley Is indicated by the feet Uiat D. V. Burrell will this season plant S4O acres of cantaloupes in the Box Springs country. The entire acre age will be for seed. Mr. Burrell’s lend Is under a reservoir but to Insure a plen tiful supply of water be has provided several walls. These wells are not of the usual form, one of them being 06 feet long by 14 feet wide and five feet dsafx This it is estimated will furnish water for 80 acres of cantaloupes. The 240 acres will be devoted to the growth of the seed of the Thoroughbred Rocky Ford canta loupe. Oeorge Babcock recently purchased of Dr. S. H. Pollock a lot fat the southern pert of town. It bee not been given out whether the purchase was made for spec ulative or building purposes. The M. E. Ladles Union profited SB4 by Miss Millar’s spleadid lectors Monday evening. And they already hay# a feed place to put tha money redwsiag the amount they owe on the SIOOO eubesrip tion to the church. DR. Z. T. ROBERTS, DENTIST. Som noforme Gas used In Extracting* piionb warr. in. Kimzxy-Covbb Buxuusro. Hours:—B-12 a. m. 1-lpa. DR. R. L. BROWN. " MNfWr Crown and Bridge Work and fiat OoM Filling a speciality. Hate Block Rocky Patti DR. S. M. KELLOGG. Ostsopathic Physician Graduate of the American School of Oateopathy, Kirkarille, Mo. Mi South Mala, Ovar Opara Homo. Drugstore. Rocky Ford, • Colo. W. E. Aadaraoe, W. L ReyneMa. Proprietor. MoodJPlooihor. THE SANITARY PLUMBING SHOP. Q-a - - - Si.,| . ■RaMaJ lIImL rMBUNSg. naming, omaa-ntuss. umss ess warm* Pnmpa, Tanks, Wind nBoT 941, Elm Ave. Phaaa WMta, 40k. ■ a. "W ~ til,. ■— IP. B. GLMflt HANDLES HOME PRODUCTS BXCLUSIVELY. Pbooe Ford S 3 —Phone Ford 55 Cleave’s Bargain Store Fancy China, Dinnerware, Kitchen Utensils sc, iOe and 15c Goantcra Honest Goods Honest Prices The Old Reliable ROCKY FORD GROCERY CO. la Heail<|aartera for all Gooda in their line. Agents for Chase A Sanborn'* Taaa and Coffees. s?m bui block. boot ran, colo. Henry J. Sprinker. nxcLoaira Undertaker and Embalmer Pailote cm Wtm Ansae. Rocky Fean, Coin. IMS. MARY J. ANDERSON, Notary Public andlnaurance Ready M, Colorado "'am. a. m. pollock, ommrtmr SOMNOFORM ttw latest anaMtb.Uc, or Nitrous Odd. Gas ussd fat sxtracting. GEORGE R. DARING General Transfer and Team Work Artesian Ice and Water. Feed. Cash dealer in Canon City CoaL ROCKY FORD. COLO.