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Rocky Ford Enterprise.
TWENTY-FIRST YEAR. INSTITUTES ON WHEELS The Santa Fc Feeders Special Pulls In TWO SHORT LECTURES DELIVERED HERE How to Get the Beet Rcaults on Stock Feeding Practically Set Forth Practical education in one form and another ha* the front *cat and also the fast train today. “The Santa Fc Feeder Special” which passed down the valley this week, stopping at Rocky oFrd on Tuesday just after noon is an illustration of the fact. On the train were Professors Olin and Cottrell of the State Agricultur al College, Senator Ammon* of Lit tleton and our P. K. Blinn of the lo cal experiment station. Their scheme was agricultural talks on practical subject* to audiences gathered in the car which sidetracked at each station. They remained here about an hour, and the two talk* given were by Am nion* and Cottrell. Senator Ammons talked on beef growing. A prime consideration wa*, that of keeping the young animal growing from the time of birth. Any early stunting or setback wa* fatal to final profit* in the animal, lie showed that the liberal feeding and eai»v marketing of the young animal brought the bigge*t profits to the grower and feeder. The yearling beef was the truly profitable beef. He then urged the farmers to grow stock here in Colorado, and so keep at home the money paid for meat. He declared that $15,000,000 worth of meat passed through this state last year to the western market* that might just as well have been grown in Colorado a* farther cast He said • great corn crop wa* not e««cntial to fattening for market. That our alfalfa and pea fed meat wa* sweet er and richer than corn fed. and could be produced mure cheaply, lie said that pork could be raised in Colorado for jc per lb. and could be sold for 6c. The possibilities of de veloping a large meat packing indu« try licre in this valley were, pointed out and general stock feeding wa* urged on the local farmer. Prof. Cottrell followed Senator Amnion* ami simply reinforced what he had said by dealing specifically with Ids net subject pigs, and pig feeding. The Professor lias pork growing in Colorado on the brain, and be imports sonic of bis enthus iasm to others wherever he goes. He hadn't the time to say all lie ha* said before on this subject while the train waited but he did make good u*c of the time at his dispo*at and gave the small audience assembled sonic use ful pointers. On the train was Mr. Conway, gen eral live stock agent of the Santa Fc and his assistant. J. I*. Lynch. While the train waited Col. Lockhart took these two gentlemen up town to meet some of our bu*tncs* men and also to show them some interesting records of stock growing and feed ing in this locality. They got *0 much interested in their subject that the train pulled out for Swink with out thrui. hut it was signalled and they caught it down the track. |\ K. Blinn and Prof. Olin were 1 scheduled for the next two talks when the train reached Swink. Mr. Blinn'* pet themes are alfalfa and 1 cantaloupe*, hut after flic recent ] slump in the cantaloupe market with which thi* hnrvr*t ended, he. i* apt ■ to find more interest centering in al-! falfa. lie carries with him a set of' picture* which illustrates the remark- j able result* obtained by natural se lection in alfalfa seed lie holds that ordinarily a crop of alfalfa hay is 1 more v- luable than a crop of seed and so farmers have been loathe to sac rifice a crop of hay to the getting of a cron of <ccd. His experiment wnr-j j therefore has been along the line ‘>f pr oduring a good bay and also a good ‘<-ed producing alfalfa, and ac cording to the records lie has almost attained his ideal Mr. Blinn advises planting alfalfa in the spring along with o.it*. Thi* give* a eroj« of al falfa hay following the harvest of the oat*. Pi*eing an alfalfa field is found to hr of great value to the crop. Mr. Blinn *ays he lia9 har vc«tcd 70 hu*hcJs of oats and throe tons of alfalfa from one acre when thus planted together. The audience* attracted to tlic*c train meeting* have not .been a* large a* they should lie either here or elsewhere along the valley. Gconrc Hammond has been off in the mountains and got home Sunday. His friends didn't know whe-ther it was gold. coal, a good prospective water power or a <lccr that George was hunting till he got home with a fine vcni*on. Now they arc enjoy ing it with him. NOT EXCITING. But Some Minor Conveniences are Provided For. City Council met on Toonday ovenini; and passed a good of bills und c. but beyond th!* nothing important in th« lino of civio business was transacted. A number of matters were debated in an informal way. Somo correspondence with P. K. Woods and parties to whom ho has assigned his claims against tho city for tho propeller pump wero in the hands of tho clerk but were not put on record. A meeting of the finance com mittee was sot for Friday night to tako the matter up and decide upon somo prob able terms of settlotnont. In the meantime the old reliable air lift U doing duty at the No. 7 well. Street commissioner Woods has tho material available for the putting in of the foot bridge over the canal at Syca more and Eleventh Su. south-east corn er of Central Park, and the petitioners will get what they asked for. The much needed and long projected brick crossing at Sycamcre and South Main it finally a reality, and the difficulty that hae been experienced for eix months, more or less, by pedestrian* in that part of town getting around the new building debrie on South Main it somewhat reliev ed by this crossing improvement. The discussion* closed about 10:30p.m. Yankee Regent at the Grand. "The Yankee Regent” held the boards at the Grand last Wednesday night. To 1 say that ho hold the audience aUo as 1 1 well as did “Tho Royal Chef” the previous i week would be saying too much, unlvss the comparison applied strictly to the ••Regent” and the -Chef thotmelve*. and not to their shows at a whole. Still there is no tense in being hypercritical about a musical extravaganza, because there i*- never supposed to be much sense In it snyway. Tho blare of the orchestra covors a multitude of sins itt the way of strained witticisms, so that they happily never reach the auditory nerve of tho aodieenc. But the “Regent” did get off one pun—hit *neU* worse fate joke—that was quite the equivalent of anything the “ChoP gave u*. Taken as a whelo how ever the comedy and music of the Yankee Regent is hardly a dollar and half article. The acting of Mr. Toby Lyon*. Mr. John Collin* and Mr. Walter Smtth Is good and their stage mako-up very effective. The singing of MU* Shale* ami Ms' ir*. Clem s*m and Perry wav well done, as wa* al*o Mr. Perry** acting. Mr. Lyons* top’cal! •ong, “Tho Lillies In the Pond are not for Me” vs* what caught the house. The, whole of the second act of “The Regent" ; is a decided improvement over tho firs*.' act, and thi* helped to send the audienco away somewhat more in the humor of, “the Cher night than they would ha vo gone at the end of tho first. Come again Tobey. but bring a better trained chorus with you. one whose talent doesn't run so much to high kicking and more to good singing, and whose reckless use of the paint and powder puffs dose not give the impression of a rough-house scrimmage where e/erybody gave everybody else a black eye. It is these little things of light opera that make the farthest-fetched jokes passable. City Hospital Organization The medical men got together again on Wednesday afternoon and gave the pro posed city hospital scheme a boost. Or. Edwards, secretary of tho Hospital Asso ciation of La Junta, met our men and made a talk on the subject of hospital* and hospital associations and advised | strongly that Rocky Ford should have its I city hospital. | It was decided to organize for incor- I I oration, and the following officers woro I chosen: President. Dr. Kearby: Vice 1 President, Dr. Lawson: Secretary, Dr. Wolfe: Treasurer, Dr. Fenton. A houso | committee, to have the internal manage- I ment of the institution, was also named: Drs. Sigman. Lawson and Wolfe. ! The association will incorporate for SIO,OOO. Dedication Date Fixed. ! A definite datef.s at last set for theded ; icalion of the handsome new church edi fice of the First PresOyterian Church Society. It will bo held one week from next Sunday, the dedication sermon being delivered by Rev. Dr. Chas. G. Williams, of the Hyde Park Church. Denver. Ful ler announcements will be made next week. Next Sunday being the last Sunday the Presbyterian peoplo will occupy the Christian church, a union service is being arranged by the pastors of the two churches. These services will be held at the usual hours of 11:00 and 7:50. There will bo no afternoon service at3:oo o'clock, but the Presbyterian Sunday School will meet as usual at 1:46. The public cordially invited. A. W. Shelton's family are now resi dents of “Little England.” Andy himself continues to do a land office business at the old stand in the Holbrook country. ROOKY FORI). COLORADO. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 11, 1907. GETS FIRST MONEY !"D.iybre.i':’' Makes Good in New Mexico WiNS NICE WAD FOR "SHORTY" As He Gets the Major Portion of the Big SI,GOD Purse Hung Up at the State Fair. Hpeciul to Tho Kntorprlvo. ® ft gj Al.lirgl7F.RQUK. N. M. • Oct. 10. 1007 | Five in the big ruoo. Day ® break in second place. Gets @ first monov. \ W. R. DYE. A JAPANESE TEA. The Woman's Club Passes an After noon in the Flowery King dom. The most elaborate rendering of a program under the auspice* of the Rocky Ford Woman’s Club was that of Saturday afternoon last at the home of Mrs. Leon Frida son. Pine avc. It was the day assigned to the study of Japanese art and the provis ion made by the hostess of the day to give the nirniliers of the club an object lesson on Japan wa* elaborate in the extreme. The home wa* tem porarily transformed into a Japanese Tea House. The three main rooms represented the cherry blossom room, the wistaria room and the chrysanthemum room, each l»ctng lav i*hly decorated with the respective flowers. The other decoration*.- of the room* were made to harmonize with the flower color. The light of the day wa* excluded with Japanc-sc draperies over the windows and the room* were artificially lighted with electric incandescent* inserted in lan tern* and chandeliers that were il lustrations of Japanese metal art. Tho mantles and china rail* were adorned with specimens of Jap bric-a-brac in pottery, glass, metal and ivory in in lay and carvings. Incense stick*, jo * sticks, back scratchcrs and pray er papers with other like devices i*>r I the physical and spiritual comfor: of the Jap on his native heath were included in the very complete exhib it. ’lhc guests were received by the geisha girls, slant-eyed ami clad in kituonas, who admitted and made profound obeisances to the arriving groups. Mr*. Fenlason had extend ed the hospitalities of the tea home to a large company of ladv friend* outside the club member.*flip. Ml the members of the club attended in . Japanese dress. A Japanc*c oreli* *• in discoursed sweet strains of oricn-1 tal music from behind screened I doors. 1 When the guests were all arrived the program for the day was open 1 | Mr*. Fenlason briefly describe*! the . spirit of the Tea House, which of *erion* meditation, of worship. I rather than of frivolity or jollity. I Mrs. George Lewis gave a brief de*- J cription 01 the place and sytnliolism [ of tbe flowers, cherry blossom, wi»-1 t.iria and chrysanthemums in the c*-. ebatology of the Japanese life. Mr- j Vanltuskirk sang a pretty Japanese love song, aliout the maid on a fan» and the. mail on a package of tea.. Mrs. Johnson followed with a paper on Japanese Art. which entered very . fully into the distinguishing charac-j teristics of the artistic side of th« ; flowery kingdom. A very pretty trio j was sung, a hymn, in the native- ton , gite, by Mrs. Kellogg. Mrs. Vanßu*- kirk and Miss l’ollock. Mrs. Kellogg al*o contributed a solo, detailing the doleful experiences of a Jap doll in j an American household. While this program wa* being ren dered those of the Jap ladies wlnl* not participating knelt upon the floor, I a la Jap. The literary program hr-j ing completed the geisha girls icryed real imported Jap tea and rice eakc*| :o the assembled company. After ward «ome time was given to expla nations ami study of the fine collec tion of art curio Mrs. Fenlason had gathered for her guests enjoyment. Three particularly fine pieces wore, an elaborately nand-carved chair, made of the most fatuous of Japan ese furniture wood, a screen in silk j embroidery, giving a beautiful repro-, duction of ttic imperial flower —the! rhry*antheimim: and a specimen of equally elaborate work in metal in the form of a pedestal lamp. These were more particularly described for the entertainment of the company by Mr*. Vanßttskirk. In saying the adieus to the hostess j *0 many of the ladies expressed the wish that husbands and friends could J have had the pleasure of the occa sion that Mrs. Fenlason adopted a happy afterthought and sent out in vitations to the men folk for Monday i\ i ning, and the whole program of Saturday was then reproduced for their .special benefit. And while “the spirit «d the Tea House” on Monday • ning varied somewhat from the ■ trente decorum which obtained on turday afternoon, still it is safe to ■ that Mrs. Fcnlason's invitations '".re quite as greatly appreciated l>y men as they had been by the '•men. At all events their salaam | 1 .-.in* were a grc.it deal more dem ■mtrativc. A BUNCH OF BOOSTERS. Rocky Ford give.* Them the Glad Hand. “The Denver Boosters,” who are doing tho various towns of tho state in a “special." struck Rocky Ford yesterday afternoon between four and five o'clock. There wera 150 of them and they got a right loyal receiption'by the local boost ers. Tho band was out to meet them and a few wagon load of melons wera piled across the east end of the station plat form. Senator Crowley made a speech and members of the local Board of Trade ar.d Rocky Ford Club extended the right hand of fellowship. Thoro wero some melons eaten and some meet-up* of the representatives of wholesale houses and stato manufacturing concerns with their patrons of the business houses in town: and than the special pulled out for Man zanolaand Fowler. Tho object of the trip is mainly t o Im press on the retail dealers of the state tho importance of patronizing homo fact ories and home dealors throughout Colorado. POWELL HALE (Jive* flic Flrat Entertainment In the KlpwortH league Course. Another very promising course of win ter entertainments undor tho auspicos of the Kpworth League was opened at tho M. E. Church on Tuesday evening last, when W. Powell Hale gave a reading of that widely known story of Charlos Dick or '* 'The Christmas Carol.” Mr. Hale is a capable and withal a quiet and un pretentious reader. Hit rendering of the tones and moods and mannerisms of tho characters portrayed In Dickon's litUe story was good and brought the lesson it teaches more vividly before the minds of hit auditors than would have been done in many case* by their individual reading of it. It was an evening well and enter- j tamingly spent. A fairly large audience ' was in attendance. "Delightful Time. Thank You." A very delightful social function of last week was the reception givon 00 Thurs day afternoon at the home of Mrs. George Lewis, Chestnut Ave. by Mr*. Lewis and | her two sisters. Mrs. Dudley Lewis and Mrs. A. S. Johnson. Tho reception was given in honor of Mr*. Hill and Mis* Hill. | of Mexico. Mo. visiting friond*«»f the lad ies giving the entertainment. About eigh ty invited guests woro present. An or chestra discoursed sweet music and social conversation made tho two hours pass swiftly while punchot and ices were served to the company. Mrs, T. F. God ding, Mrs. J. F. McKslvey and Mrs. Sam Matthews as«istcd in receiving the guests, and Mists* Anderaon and Kimzoy served tho punch. Mr*, and Miss Hill return to their eastern home sometime next week. New Hcadgatc for High Unc Canal. > The directors of the High Line Canal Co. were in session Tuesday, and in ad- ' dition to routine business, the building of a new hsadgato was definitely decided upon, and an order made to advertise for bids to bo oponed Oct. 19th. the plans for which may be seen at the office of G. M, Hall. Secretary. The present gate was put in when tho canal was built 17 years ago.andha* lasted much longer than the average timber gate. The new gate is to boa solid concrete structure with arches over the openings and will require over 200 yards of concrete, and will cost, it is estimated, upwards of $6,000. That Sunday Night Zephyr. Rocky Ford didn’t get the worst of it in the terrific wind ami electrical. storm tliat played over the entire; Rocky Mountain region last Sunday night. The worst wc suffered was a dust storm of unusually severe pro-j portion*, and housewives generally j lamented the conditions on Monday morning. But Pueblo bail some of J her building* damaged and the towns of Buena Vista ami Aspen had fire* ( that made losses of about $50,000 to each town. _ Re-Broke Hl* Nose. Harold Burrsil had tho misfortune to break his nose over again on Wednesday last. He was playing leap frog on the Liberty school grounds and fell striking his nose, which had so well recovered from its serious accident of last spring. He was taken to the Pollock hospital for repairs and went back to school again in the aftarnoon. FRESH FRUITS A Specialty Watch Kimzey’s Window For tho Host there is going in the way of GOOD THINGS TO BAT Grapes Apples Concords liellfleurs Catuwtm Jonathans Tokay Red Sweets Muscats Quinces. Pears Dunanas Lemons Oranges Cranberries Celery Peppers Pickling Spiec Vinegars Your Grocery wants sutisfustorily supplied hy KIMZEY GROCERY COMPANY Phone 25 Ford wammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmw i ■ —■ bbbmhi ■■rasaHaMaMnßßtßz.ii.i 3wm m. T. H. Foley Lumber Co, At the old stand oT the McPherson Lmnta Cuw ————————— —1 fl—Bs IF YOU USB GROGBRtBS it will pay you to call at our store Honest Weight and One Price to AH is our motto !>. M. Flour... $1.35 Rocky Ford Reliance $1.30 Good Potatoes, SI 75 per hundred. Another lot, $1.55 Pure Lard per pound 12 to 16c 5 pkgs Minco Meat ...26c White Plume Comnmmd.LOlbt $2.26 Large pail Jelly .60c Beet Sugar, per 100 lbs 6.06 Peaches, gallon 66c 16 pounds for $1 00 Apple*, gallon 46c Cane Sugar, per 100 lbs 6.26 Biackberr.ev gallon 60c 14 pound for $ 1.00 Vinegar, per gallon 56c Best grade uncol. Japan Tea,...69c Tabie Syrup, per gal!-n. 60c Gunpowder and English Maple and Can* Svrup, gal. $1 46 Breakfast Tea at .60 to 76c Old Home Sor.-h n, per gal.. . .60c Coffee, per pound. 16. 20. 25. 56c 4-lb box Go d Oust ...... .... 26c 3 pkgs Dr. Price’s Breakfast Fd 26c All kinds of Stir-. I *, per ,10c 3 pkgs Egg-O-See 26c Sweet Potatoes. 6 lbs 26c Banner Oat* 28c Cheese, per pound. 23c Coupon Oat* 26c 2 S-lb can Peaches 20c 3 cans Sweet Corn 26c 2 pkgs Orape Nuts 26c 2 cans Tomatoes .26c Fresh Potato Chips 10c Peas, per can, 10c same size others sell for 16c Kraut, per can, 10c Evaporated Milk, . 6. 10. 16, 20c Hominy 10c Oleomargerire a subtitute Corn Meal, small sack 26c for butter, per pound 20c 6 bars Soap 26c Red Salmon 10 IM 100 Pure Maple Syrup, per can 66c Picnic Hams, per pound 12 Sc Regular Hams, per pound. 17c Best salt Side, per pound 14 c Rex sugar cured Bacon. Heavy Bacon, per pound 16c Canvass or not 18c Our Canned Goods best in the City. Our line of canned Meats equal to any found in the city of Rocky Ford. Goal Oil at IS cents per gallon The best line of Tobacco and Cigars you ever found doods delivered Promptly to any pert of the City DICKENSON & DAVIS „.r, 7 L, NO. in