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Rocky Ford Enterprise.
TWENTIETH YEAR. G. W. Goss Writes Us. Whittier, Cal., Mar. 20, 07. Editor Enterprise.— I must express my hoarty commenda tion (not flattery) for tht continuanc® of your paper in advocating the course of civ* ic righteousness and the overthrow of the reign of Booze and Boodle. May “the new broom** continue to **sweep clean.'* Even the “Ginger Snaps'* have improved with age. Hope the good work that has cost the good people of Rooky FWd and vicin ity so much to accomplish may continue and grow and spread till Swink. La Junta and Pueblo are included. And it may be possible even Denver will become a safe place for a man to reside in during the sessions of the legislature. When I mention the good people I al ways include the women of the W. C. T. U.. of which lam an Oxxry member. I use the word “woman" advisedly. On a of my friends remarked that the Ladies Aid Society would be much benefltted by the introduction of “women" into their Society. Senator Crowley struck the right chord when he introduced that joint resolution inquiring the price of a seat in the United States Senate. No doubt but thero aro instances where a man has paid too high for the honor and Crowley does not be lieve in extortion. One of my good friends told me that Southern California would add ton years to my life, and I believe it will, and that 1 shall live to seo the abolition of the legalized booze traffic as I have soon tho abolition of the legalized traffic in human beings. Abe Lincoln. Gen. Grant and some others whose names will not be mentioned till the “roll is callod up yon der." saved this nation from becoming two warring factions, and 1 bellove the preeont and future generations, enthused by the patriotism and admonished by the mistakes of their predecessors, will con tinue to save it. that it may continuo to be a beacon light to the people of world. > “So mote it bo." Sincerely Yours, Public Board of Trade Meeting There will be a meeting of members of tho Rocky Ford Board of Trade at K. P. Hall, at 8 p. m. Saturday, March 30th, to discuss the propositions of the Fowler Pure Spring Water Supply Co. made t«> tho Board of Aldermen, to furnish do mestic water, and which propositions the city authorities have referrod to the Board of Trade for their views on the subject. All members of the Board of Trade are urged to be present, and tho public is also very cordially invited to attend. J. A. Lockhart, Pres. G. M. Hall, See. Real Estate Transfers The City Realty company this week sold the cosy W. H. Hickox Residence on the corner of 10th and Maple avenuo to W. R. Bish, the grocer; also the J. G. Owens residence and three extra vacant lots on North 7th street to C. R. Wilson of Marion. 111. Mr. Wilson will embark in the real estate business in our city. Clyde Fluke has sold his five acre suburben tract just south of town. The now owner is O. C. Frantz, who latoly sold his town home and will now live in the sußurbs. Mrs. Leila Collins leaves on Monday for her home in Carthage, Okla., after several weeks visit with her mother, Mrs. Frank Clark. The Twentieth Century Club, which represents the intellectual cream of the star Valley community, did itself proud in its annual banquet given last weok at the home of Mrs. George Egbert. A fuller report in “Star Valley" news column next we4kt AN EASTER OFFERING. THAT SPELLING BEE Ladle* Carry Off the Honors la Um Lata Context Tht spoiling contast between ths Pres byterian Ladies' Aid and tha Knights of Pythias, was "pulled off*' Tuasday sve ning according to schadula. After a short, but very acceptable program, consisting sf music and recitations. Master of Cere monies Sprinker marshalled his force of some sixty contestants upon the stage, , and the battle was on. The M iine up'* showed that neither slide • had confined itself to members, as some ] half-dozen ladies graced the tine of j Knights and about the same number of males were upon the side of the Ladies' ' Aid. but when the smoke of battle cleared ' away it was seen that the larger per centage of the fair sex would have great ly aided the Pythian ranks. But little call was made upon tho referees—or judges, if you please a* Miss Otwell. the pronouncer. proved her self a most capable ring master. In lay- | ing down the rules for the contest she an nounced that she would deviate slightly from old time "spellin skule** custom and instead of starting with the word “begin" gave out “danger." This proved most , disastrous to the Knightly forces, as was shown by the rapid thinning of their , line in the third round, and by the twen- • tieth round but one lone Knight was left 1 in the person of Prof. Jones, who met his ' coup-de-grace in the word “hypocrisy." ' leaving five ladles still standing on the other side. These were: Mrs. A. P. 1 St. John. Mrs. Mayo. Mrs. W. N. Randall. ' Mrs. H. J. Sprinker and Miss Fanny 1 Wallace. Not content with leading their ' side to victory, theso members of tho ' Ladios' Aid determined to “spelt each ' other down," and ono by ono they drifted ' down the stroam until “Mediterranean" caught all but Mrs. St. John, who graco- ' fully boro off the honors in a contest 1 in which school teachers, preachers. ; lawyers and even editors took part. When all expenses are paid about <50 remains to be divided between tho two societies. Human Hearts Good plays, like good wine, impro ve with age. This is certainly true of that marvollously successful melodrama “Hu man Hearts" which Manager Nankvillo offers for the tenth year. The company to be soen in the play this season, com prises all of last year's favorites, and wherever a part could be improved upon, the change has been made, and it is promised that never before has this beautiful play been so well presented. “Human Hoarts" gives a pure, wholosomo lesson that touches tho heartstrings in the pathetic scenes and excites the risibilities in the humorous ones. The pathos and comedy are so well blended that the audience is in tears one moment and convulsed with laughter the next. The scenic equipment will be perfect in every detail, so it is said, and the management has done everything possible to insure a first class performance. April 3rd at the Grand. Prices 25, 60 and 76. Daniel Webster’s Dinner 8et. Daniel Webster’s liquor set and Its oaken case, which he carried with him on all his Important journeys. Is now owned by S. T. Kimball of Rock* land. Mass. Webster bequeathed It to his son, Col. Fletcher Webster, who after some years sold It to John Mil* ler, a wholesale liquor dealer of Bos ton. He twenty-eight years later pre sented it to a relative. Job Oreen- J halgh, a business inan of Boston, and 1 from Mr. Greenhalgh Mr. Kimball has purchased It. The case contains six mart and six pint decanters, and ip the tray aro two tumblers, two gob* lots and a measuring glass. ROCKY FORD. COLORADO. FRIDAY. MARCH 29, 1907. Will you need crop expense money? It will pay you to see the First National Bank. Tht Citizens ticket can consistently be voted for only by those friendly to the saloon. Although it was stated at the Citizens convsauon that ths saloon was a dtad issue the Citizens ticket stands for nothing except sympathy for licensing saloons.—D. W. B. Mayor Pollock to the People Rocky Ford, C0i.0., March 21, 1907. Mr. A. Lathon, Cliftirinnu No-License Central Committee. Dear Sir: ln respond* to what I auclerntaiul wnn the unani mous tender of the noiuinntiou for the office of Mayor of the City of Rocky Ford, by the No-License |wirty iu convention ns seinhled Inst Saturday, lGth inst., I desire to say: For four yenrs I have served the public iu that office, ntid have endeavored to render n conscientious return for tho con fidence re|NNMHI in me by the people. At times the probloms have beeu vexatious and the burdens heavy. It has required far more time and effort than any busy man can afford to spare from his personal interests and I have for some time felt that, should the nomination be tendered to mo again, I must in jus tice to myself and my prnctice, positively refuse. But several considerations that have recently presented tlieinsclvcs, have loti mo to chaugc my mind. The pressure thnt has been brought to hear on the part of my friends, and especially Hie business men of our city, is nn element that no man can afford to ignore. The advocates of no license and many others who believe in the policy of improve ment and development which the closiug administration adopted and sought to carry out, have been so insistent thnt I must ac cept for one more term at least. I am forced to forego my own wishes iu the matter and face the sacrifice which the office de mands. I have always felt, and do so still, a deep interest in Rocky Ford and its future, nud thnt iuterest has led to the adoption of many plans, which ns vet are not completed. The rcasou why if is not necessary to state, ns you are familiar with the enforced delay last summer. But nuother consideration which forbids me refusing the wish of the public is tho hope of seeing these plans carried to completion. Briefly, I can only commit myself to the policy upon which I have been twice elected, thnt of the enforcement of law, the tnnkiug of every possible improvement consistent with a con servative and honest administration of civic nfTnirs and tho efficiency of public service, and should I be elected, I will endeavor to carry out the snmo to the best of my ability, and will make the snctifice of my time for two more years. Therefore, with nil due appreciation of the good will mani fested aud the confidence expressed in mo by the people, I announce my acceptance of the nomination and my determina tion to render the best service iu my power. R. M. POLLOCK. Exploring Floor of Ocean. Tho new hydroscope Invented by Sig nor Pinos, an Itallnn. It is said, en ables human eyesight to penetrate the sea to an incredible depth and for an enormous radius. A naval official Jfirho witnessed an experiment with this Ibydroseopo In the Mediterranean says that the instrument can be operated from the deck of a ship, making Tlelble cables and torpedoes, and ought to nullify the dangerous character of submarine boats. The only excuse for running the Citi zens ticket is to keep alive the opposition to the No-License policy which has so nearly the unanimous endorsement of our citizens. As it represents astogonism to ths No-License ticket it should be snowed under by 1000 majority.—D. W. B. Every voter of Rooky Ford who en dorsee the admirable record of the No- License council should be at the polls next Tuesday and vote the No-License ticket Let the verdict in fmvor of the continu ation of present conditions be so emphatic and overwhelming as to make hopeless all ideas of again afflicting Rocky Ford with the saloon. —P. W. B. The personnel of the aldermanio board of the “No License" ticket is worthy of special note. Briefly stated it is this: John Ritchie, a man of years and busi ness experience, who by himself and hie tone have made extensive business in vestments in the town and county about. C. H. Baldwin, who has inaugurated the Cement Stone plant representing $8,000 of capital invested. Ex-Alderman Horace Amos, a builder of extensive interests end of marked economise in hie own and in the city expenditures. Fred Meric, a man with a fine home and a large invest ment stake in the community. H. J. Sprinker, a man who does his own buai nsss well and always has time to take a hand in boosting public enterprises. Ed Gauger, who has grown up with the country and is a promoter of euch impor tant industries as the Swink sugar fac tory. There is no noed of any “odious comparisons" with the "Citizens" ticket. We simply cits the character of this one. Mrs. A. M. t i»eney was the hostess of the Tuesday Reading Circle this week. Will you need crop expense money? It will pay you to see the First National Bank. “ tr The Fire Demon Vanquished. This is the way tho Worcester Ge* sette headlines our Franklin street fire: "Lurid Flames Lick Heavensl” And the fire department finally licked the “lurid flames." —Boston Tran* •oriel. Ringmaster is Dead. 1 S ome weeks since when in Denver I * had the pleasure of attending a reception r given Bishop David H. *Moore, whose * acquaintance I have had the honor of 1 enjoying for almost twenty yeers. Dur ing the eveeing I asked him where I e ould get a,copy of hie obituary of hit ' famous horse, which died in 1892. He ’ referred me to the flies of the Western Christian Advocate. 1 said to him that it waa not complimentary to his editorship | to remember the obituary of a bores and not recall more important of his writings. I Hie reply was: The old time Methodist preachers greatly loved their horses and generally had good ones, and that it gave him pleasure to know that I remembered ’ the feeling tribute to his horse. A letter to the Western Christian Ad • vocate secured a copy of the obituary of i “Grey Eagle." which I know will be read with pleasure by many readers of the . Enterprise—D. W. Baaklby. * Gentle reader, pass this by, unless > you know a good horse when you see i him. and love him with an honest , heart. You would not profane my I sorrow by unsympathetic presence. Pass on. Draw near, you who have • reared and loved and lost a noble horse. We understand one another. , It is our funeral. We will not need . to apologise for kindly words, nor hide the unbidden tear. We are a ' motley company; from plow, and desk 1 and pulpit, and lathe: farmers, incr > chants, ministers, mechanics, soldier*. . capitalists. Yet wc uncover from sheer sense of loss as the message is read: "The sun is shining very bright. 1 but it does not drive away the clotsa of sadness which overwhelms «*: Ringmaster died at four this morn ing.** In Missouri, where he was bred an 1 woh his triumphs; in Colorado, in who sc capital for year* he led every I great procession, and where the knightly Logan rode hint at the head of the parading Grand Army; in Wy oming. where he made friends with the cowboys of Powder River and the Bcl!c Fotirche; and in the fertile valley of the Hockhocking in Ohio, where he died, the announcement of his death will excite genuine sorrow. Pass on. good reader—this is not for yon; it is only for ns simple folk who love a good horse next to a good man. Leave our grief unrcbttkcJ “lie was only a norsc." True. But such a horse! In his delicate anri alert ears; in his broad forehead, beaming ryes and swelling nostrils* in the silken meshes of his flowing mane and tail; in the princely pomp] of hi* neck: in hi* ample chc*t. n verv storage battery of oxygen; :n hi* flat, well-muscled limbs: in his short hick ( ! and generous barrel; in his mighty loins: in the speed and opetrv ot -v* action—thirty generations of Anda lusian eonr*ers *alnicd you. Saracen and Christian: El Zagcl and Roden g«> Ponec de Leon curveted ami charged, fought and died on the backs , of his ancestors. He was so gentle that little child ren might stroke his limb*, and **? • playful that lambkins frolicked at hi* coming. He was a woman’s palfrey. j and a warrior’s battle steed. White as the driven snow, he da*h !cd like a meteor through the night. The mute prc*«ttrc of his head upon his master’s shoulder was comfort iu sorrow, strength *n danger. Past on. lingering reader, unless ' your eyes arc dim with tears. What j I have to §ay i* to these sad-fared horsemen who close up about m.*. j I You understand me when I say. that' ! wc had planned to spend our old age j together, Grey Eagle and I—for j “Ringmaster was his titled pedigree., j “Grey Eagle" his pet name, while the little damsel, whose heart almost broke when she let me have him, called him "Patscv". More than once I had told him of the stable and pad dock which should make his super- j nnnuntion idyllic. And yet I was not with him when he died. But I know that he thought •if me. and was happier because lie knew that I loved him. "Ho had the best cf medical aid but to no avail. A host of sympathiz in gfriends share our sorrow. Will be buried in a green spot." So the message runs. It is well. Blue bell and violet will n.akr the place; and when my super annuation comes, perchance the old man will see visions; a*% and when the old man lies under the likes, ocr haps the phantom horse and his ri der—O well, we know not! Yet. if i angels ride and horses arc immortal. : what a mount Grey Eagle would : make for Michael I Tho Woman's Club will meet at the • home of Mrs. W. D. McPherson on Satur- ! , day afternoon. In the windstorm of last Tuesday Mail I Carrier Archibald of Rural Route No. 1 I I had his mail wagon overturned. J. M. Tucker and hit son Ed. L. have returned from Cameron, Texas, to the management of the Tucker cream and ’ candy parlors. Mrs. W. J. Brown and Mrs. F. Y. Hauckvery pleasantly entertained the San Souci club last Friday night in honor of Mrs. G. C. Hawkey, who, with her fam ily, left for Wyoming Monday. A. A. Whiteker returned Wednesday from an extended visit at Imperial, Neb. Amos Reeg and family left Tuesday for their future home at Germania, Wyo. NO. 44 CHURCH NEWS. * METHODIST EPISCOPAL ' (Prank R. Hollenhaok. pastor.) Easter Sunday. Public worship at 11 I a. m. ahd 7:30 p. m. In the morning the » pastor will prtach on the thsme, "Tho i Stone Rolled Away.** Tho evening ser i vies will be devoted largely to the Easter » music, with a brief address on “The Two , Resurrections." Sunday school at 9:40 , a. m. Epworth League at 6:30 p. m. led by Mrs. Georgs Little. ' Morning- % m ■ l. Opsning Sentence, “The Lord is 1 in His Holy Temple." i 2. Anthtm. “Hail Joyous Morn" I 3. Clarinst Offsratory. "The Palms" Dan Kugler 4. Duett. “I will Magnify'* , Mrs. J. W. Peery and Leroy Elssr. . Evening— 1. Opsning Sentence. “Softly Now the 1 Light of Day" 2. Anthem. “I Am He that Livsth" i 3. Soprano Solo. “Tho Break of Da?" Mrs. Harry Johnson" 4. Violin Offsratory. “Serenata" Leon dss Larzss 6. Dustt. “Love Divine, All Love Ex celling" Mrs. J. W. Bowman and L. B. Elssr 6. Soprano Solo. “Jesus Lives" Miss Eva Green 7. Anthem. "Hark, Hark My Soul" With contralto solo Miss Myra Ford. Presbyterian Church. Rsv. W. !. Davenport. Pastor. > Special Eastsr service at the Christian Church at 3:00 p. m. Sermon subject. “Grounds for Belief in the Immortality of the Soul." Special Music Anthem. "1 Am tho Resurrection" Solo. “Tho Resorrection Morn" Miss Joan Bryco Allen Ladies' quit telle. “Christ is Risen" Mi** Joan Bryco Allen and Mesdsmes Hail. Davenport and Van Buskirk. Offertolre for violin and piano Mrs.G. H. Norton. Leon des Larzss Tho public cordially invited to this ser vice. Christian. W. B. Hartor. Pastor. 404 N 13th SL Bible school al 9:45 a.m.. church s*r-w s vice at 11 am. and 7:30 p.m. y* Morning sermon. “An Easter Letson." Evening sermon, *Sm a Self-Injury" Christian Endeavor at 6:46 pm. Pray er meeting and Bible study Wednesday evening. Lesson. Tim. Ist chapter. German Baptist Brethren. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Preaching services at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Young Peoples meeting at 6: aw p. m. Baptist Cnurch. S. C. Green. Pastor. Easter sormsn for the Kn ght Templars at 11 a. m. Special music, anthem by the choir. “He is Risen." solo by Miss Jean Bryco Allen. Sunday school 9:46 a. m.; Young peo ples meeting 7:00 p. m Evening preach ing 8:00 p. m. A cordial invitation to everybody to all those sermons. First Christian Science Society. ' Chapel and Reading Room Hagon block South Main. So'vice*: Lesson Sermon Sunday 11 a. m. Subject: “Unreality" Testimonial services Wednesday 8 p. m Reading Room open daily excepting Sun day 2 to 6 p. m. Mrs. Anna Louise Ncrrls Clark. First Reader. Nc’.c •' : fact tn .t ‘he Municipal ticket* . in the field are named on the ballot as “No License" and “Citizens." When you vote a straight ticket, ns you probably will, do net writo "Prohibition." or some other .If old thing in the blank space, but write JU the proper name of tho party,—" NyS ] License." GET THE BEST eSPI 1 llkl 9 s 2 Ik alz Recently Enlarged WITH 25,000 New Words New Gazetteer of the World with more than 2>.000 titles, based ou tho latest census returns. 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