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Rocky Ford Enterprise.
TWENTY-FIRST YEAR. THE FARMERS ARE TAUGHT Agricultural College Professor* Are the Teachers PRESENT WEALTH OF PRACTICAL INFORMATION Rocky Ponl l : armcr» Rocelvo Moot Valuable Series of Lectures Ever (liven In Southern Colorado The “Short Course'* of the Colors* do Agricultural College, occupying front Feb. to to 15. opened in Odd Fellow* building on Monday. The morning wat devotrd Ip preparation* and the regittration of vtailor*. fully too of whom were prevent at the afternoon teuion. Feeding problem* were di*cut»cd by Prof 11. M Cottrell of the Agri cultural College. The Enterprise can make no attrmpt to give a »yn»p*i* of |*r«»f. Cottrell** remark* (nor of any other speaker during the Cour*e). A weekly taper would be |»crfrctly swainprd if sn.rifort was made to j give even a brief *yno|Y*i« of the | «**od |M>inti> presented by the various ■ speaker*. All that can lie done i» to •elect a few thought* from the much \ valuable instruction given. Fanner* mu*! inn deprii l on tlirir local papor* ’ for full reports of inuitute doings I but should be prevent and get the benrtit of the entire lecture* given. Prof. Cottrell urged farmers to 1 puvll the production of 'Malty beef,” tn-ning them off at iH month* The demand for siicli beef is far ahead of. the stitiply and the price* always ; high Kocky l*ord land i* too priced to produce feed for old ani mal*. Alfalfa i* the ba*is of all feed ing in Colorado. A properly com bined ration i« all important. The feeding mu*t he adapted to what yon want the animal to do. Yon tnu*t plan for the cheapest ration which will give the best result*. A mi*ta- 1 ken idea exii't a* to the value of beet* for stork feed. Experiments' have show n that one ton of licet* is on an average equal t» joo (sound* of corn, which i* worth about SJ. They are worth more tinder some specially favorable condition*. The sneaker *aid that he had learn- | ed a valuable lesson in fording from t a successful eastern poultry expert The theory of this man was that hen* • would lay in winter a* well as in the spring if given the advantage of the same, conditions. Hence, for he green grass of the spring time h* supplie I ca*.l#a/e. To secure «'•». proper cxerc**. he hung up the ci’“ hage *0 that hens must make a jump upward tc. g«* it. Fo> the hugs which the hen • got in the spring he substitu: •*! meat scrap.* front the butcher shop. And he got rich sell ing eggs hy supplying spring condi tions during the winter. This same reasoning may be applied with profit in feeding stock. The following practical observa tions were made by the sneaker: Al falfa i* best cut just before bloom ing. Don’t let fattening lambs have much space to exercise in. four square feet to a lamb being sufficient. Clo ver and corn makes the finest and highest priced butter ever produced in the United States. Feeding bar ley makes the finest flavored bacon known to commerce. Milk front cows which produce hard butter is not good for invalids and children. It is a mistake to fcesl both bran and al falfa as they have too much the same elements, fleet tops arc good for cows in moderate quantities. If fed too freely will make the milk taste. Milk is much improved by aeration while warm No costly apparatus is needed, as air may be forced through the milk with a hand bellows in con nection with a tin tube reaching to the bottom of the bucket. Prefer not to feed pulp to milch cows hut if fed at all it should be after milking. E. R. flliss. one of the largest lamb feeders of Northern Colorado spoke of his method*. He feeds largely not so much for the profit on the. lambs as for to secure fertilizing material for his immense potato fields. Home grown grains, barley especially are as good as corn, fleet pulp is out of fa vor for feeding lambs. Pulp is 90 per cent water which means only 200 pounds of solid matter to the ton. A blue-print sketch of a newly devised feeding rack was shown the audience for which much was claimed in the way of economical feeding. F. M. Harsin had fed sugar beets to iambs and found that the large percentage of sugar injured the health of the lambs. Had good success in feeding pulp. O. C. Gregg, of Lynd, Minn., cap tured the audience by his genial, forceful, instructive and entertaining address. Mr. Gregg is one of the leading dairymen of the union and has been prominently connected with ciairy interests in an official way for many years, during which he has travelled and lectured all over the U. S. He said he was always looking for the good things among which he mentioned our High School building with its large space devoted to do mestic science, which indicated that its graduates would go out in life with some personal knowledge. Edu cated heads with uneducated hands made life a failure. Men and women must have other knowledge than that of books. Colorado conditions are roost favorable to dairying, as you have continuous sunshine, pure air and healthy blood, which arc great term-killer*. The lack of moisture U a great kelp Colorado can exet I Elgin a» a butter center, and your farmer* can get rich, but you mu*t have the right kind of cow*. And. remember, that dairying require* in dustry and persistence. If you iru»t all the work to your hired man and your wife you will not »uceeed- With a-ialfa. root* and pumpkin* and your unequalled climatic condition* you have an ideal dairy region Monday evening W. G M. Stone delivered a lecture on »hade tree*. diMTiUking the varioUk tree* ini|»ort ed from the ea*t. their advantage* and disadvantage* It \%a* the intention to have tin* lecture accomapnied by •tereopticon picture* but the requi-1 *itc lantern *>» not available. Tuesday Morning. The *c**ioii ojwned with a talk by ' I'rof. Cottrell on h**g». lie. say* that farmer* on high priced land muti u*e more alfalfa and less grain. More money can be made out of alfalfa hay by feeding to hog* than *rlling a* hay. (logs should have some gram every day. An acre o| alfalfa will make from 710 t<> 1,000 pound* of pork. Colorado farmer* ought to produce pork at le»* than 3 cent* per pound On high priced land hogs mud l»c marketed early. %ay when weighing from 1H0 to joo pound* White hogs are not adapted to Colo | redo. Their skin* are too tender to I re.i.t the heat of jno day* of *un shine annually. Kai*c red or Mack . hog*, a* your ta*te dictate*, lon'l cro** them Poland-China. l>tir«K aml Iterkfthirc arc the hog* for tin* state. S S. Hailey asked if it would he Inriter for farmer* to feed sugar l»eci% ; to hog* rather than take $4.50 per ton ‘ Prof. Cottrell *aid better not grow beet* at $4.10. Extensive expert- j mem* at the Fort Collins had proved I that on an average beet* were worth not more than $.* per ton for stock | iv.«d /. It. Hunt wa* quoted a* saying that for rattle beet* were worth 55! per ton, a* proved by his feeding. I lli* foreman. Mr. I‘Id ward*, wa* pre*-[ nit and said that Mr. Hunt had never aretiratelv weighed either cattle or j feed, and hi* views of the value of j beet* was only an estimate. S. S. Itailcy* said that hogs fed on f alfalfa pasture late in the fall were j diseased and supposed that fronted j alfalfa might he the cau*r of cholera. Prof. Coftrell said that at Fort Col- j lins hog* ran on alfalfa the year round. A. IV Kotin* said that he had raised | (to bushel* of fall barley to the acre, the statement being brought out by , Prof. I'** remark that fall barley gen erally made only about half the yield of spring barley. K. R. HIi** spoke on tin- rotation of crops, lie saiil that the popular belief that Colorado soil was so rich that, it would stand an unlimited suc cession of the same crop wa* not well founded. Diseases and insect pest ac cumulate under such culture. Gree ley potato growers had found that an unbroken rotation of grain and po tatoes would not do. but that pota toes following alfalfa did well the first year, and sometimes for several years. His views on rotation elicit ed a general discussion—interesting and profitable but too extensive for reporting. Prof. Cottrell said that commercial fertilizers were not equal to barnyard ninnuro. and that a herd of dairy cows were the best possible invest ment for keeping up the fcritlity of land. O C Gregg gave an interesting Icc turr r-n the Selection of Dairy Cows. Scientific selection of dairy stock was :t •« ry recent branch of agriculture. A full-blooded sire does not insure improvement. Farmers must know for themselves and not depend on pedigree. Even in the Elgin country 25 per cent of the cows do not pay for their keeping. Mr. Gregg had before him an almost life-size pictt.ie of one of the grade cows on his Minnesota farm which he used as a text for pointing out the excellencies and defects of a dairy cow. Farmers who were present greatly profited by bis lecture, which would be spoiled by an attempt at reporting without bis illustrations. Tuesday Afternoon. First on the program was the judg ing of dairy cattle by O. C. Gregg. A number of cows were brought : n front near-by ranches and with these before him Mr. Gregg was enabled to point out good dairy points m a most practical manner. Farmers who were not present missed one of the most valuable features of the Short Ci After the cattle judging on the stre . Mr. Gregg continued bis in struction before a large body of farmers in the ball, dealing largily on the form of various types of dairy stock. Prof. Cottrell next occupied the platform in a lecture largely for the benefit of the High School boys. One of the principal points made was that the square or box shaped animal was the kind to best convert feed into flesh. On the other band, a shaped contour indicated excellence for dairy purposes. Prof. Cottrell was followed by E. R. Bliss who tallVcd - instructively on potato culture. As the only agricul turally weak point in the Arkansas valley is non-adaptability to growing ■otatocs, we have one of two reflec tions on Mr. Bliss’ address: 1. V c need such instruction badly. Or, 2, a talk on potato growing was thrown away on Rocky Ford farmers. Which was it in view of the fact that only a very few of our ? Trs have cvo.* mafic a success of po*ato culture? Continuflid ?* ROCKY KURD. COLORADO. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 14. IH08. BEET GROWERS VS SUGAR FACTORIES Growers Solidly United and Sugar Companies Firm BOARD OF TRADE WILL TRY TO MEDIATE SunesilfMk of CotnpromUe on an I qullahlc MUiog .NaU Rale Maaxanola May Hava a Plant The Otrr<* County Iter* Grower* Association |m* been doing effective work in the inter, ,t* i>i tlie urnier* *t represent*. Senator Crowley. Rep resentative I.bl»ert and J N Heal) were named a* a cominittrr to visit the l»«ard« of trade and bu*iiir»* nun m all the town* of the valley to rnli*t 1 heir aid m the effort to *renrr a con tinuance of the fy flat rate of la*t Jear. Meeting* were held at I .if unta. la* Annus*, latuar. Ilol'v. Granada. Lancaster and Aunty and at. each these point* committer* were; * apjioiiited to vuit Manager Wictrcr I .of tin- \mrrican It-et Sugar Co. ana' I Col. Wiley of the Holly Co. to urge) j upon ilirm the justice of renewing l.iei contract* of iqo;. The committee rep-j : resented to the varum* meeting* t! at ( the Inutile** men of the valley were .really more intr?r«ted in the *5 rate; than were the farmer* Reliable *!.»•! tistic* »how that the average loupaue | •for the vallev ha* been ten ton*. I which at $5 per ton give* the farm- j era gro** income of SSO j»er acre ! Government figure* prove that the av-l er*g«- cost of growing and hanfMtiflfl ! an acre of beet* i* $lO. leaving the; I grower a net profit of only $lO per 1 , acre at the $5 flat rate. To cut thi* : price to $t to would remove all in-J [ rentive to grow beet* I The committee report a unanimous j and'enthusiastic endorsement of their I position at every place vi*itr.l Not I only the buxine*« men are rnli«ting in • their behalf but the bant* are throw ing their influence in the same dircc- j lion by saying that thev will iiof loan money for expense* of thinning lire! crop* which arc under a $4 50 con tract. The committe- gave Manager Kin caid of the l.a Innta district. Colors-. do Telephone. Co., a *care hy saying to him that an insistence 011 the $1 to' rate would cause the removal of 100 telephone* within a few months. | Factory Proponed for Manxanola A very large meeting of beet er* and other* wa* held at Manxanola Monday evening for the pnrpo*e of organizing a movement to Imild an independent sugar factory at Maura nola. An acreage of 4.000 wa* pledged and the a*iuranrc given that the amount could he doubled in a short time. Committees were appointed to cir culate among the grower* at Weitz er. Fowl ex. Avondale. Vineland and even in the Florence di-trict to secure acreage front the farmers who have expressed a desire to grow beet* for an independent factory. flentty Brothers, win* own large tract* of land in this vicinity, headed the !:-t of the pledge* to raise 1.000 acre.* in beets. Several thousand dollars wire also subscribed in case it is decided to sell stock in the enterprise, to lo cal people and this amount will he further largely increased. A building committee to interest capitalists in the enterprise, was ap pointed as follows: T. I. Stanley. J. ] N. Beatty. E. Brewer, VV. 11. Mevas kill. George Hallows, J. M. Johnson, and 11. fl. Dye. The farmers under the high line ca nal who three years ago contracted with the American fleet Sugar com pany, signed tin for five years at $5 per ton and for ten years thereafter j providing the factory ? aid the same j price as was offero l bv other*. As j the prot osed factory offers them $5 a | ton with 50 cents a ton for siloing against $450 offered bv the American fleet Sugar company, tl • beet grow ers who signed tin with that company do not think the ten v«-ar clause is binding and they will give their addi tional acreage to the proposed fac tory. Senator Crowley and .Representa tive Ehhert were present from Rockv Ford and urged the farmers to stand pat on the proposition. Mr. Ehhert declared that the independent fac tory schcmif was a wise and ju*t one. He stated that the factories in the northern part of the. state and that at Grand Junction were paying the $5 rate. There is no question but that the required acreage can easily be se cured. and all that will keen Mnnza nola from having a factory this year is the shortness of *imc available to perfect an organization, secure capi tal, erect n building and make con tracts for the purchase of the needed machinery. The time seems short for so big a job. Board of Trade Offera its Mediation. The Board of Trade met Wednesday evening in Oddfellows hall as per call by posters In opening the meeting Col. Lock Port, the president, stated that the Board of Trade was anxious to hear both sides of the controversy in the hope of aiding in a solution of the difficulty. Speeches were made by Representative Ebbert and Sen-«t »» Crowley in which the claim* of the beet growers were pre sented and a report given of the enthusi astic reception given them down the val- V*e growers being unanimously in fevof of the fft flat rau. Following their talk* Col. Lockhart I spoke of the charge which had been made that Manager WieUer had misrepresent ed the facu in hi* suierrwai that the I Northern factories were making contracts at $4.60. Col. Lockhtrt **td that he had called Mr. Wt*uer‘t attention to thi* conflict 0/ facta and had received this con vine, nj explanation: The same day that Mr Wieuar had made thi* state | ment he nad received from Mr Howe cf Denver • copy of a contract he had re ceived from Mr. Morey. U.o head of the 1 northern sugar combnaUun. with Mr. Moca* * assurance that this was the con tract beutg signed by their grower* That contract was specifically $4 60 per , ton. On the strength sf Uu* assurance Mr. Wietrer made the statement wmen , he* caused him to be criticized. H. W. Lance asked Mr. Ebbert if he thought the grower* would consider a sliding scale proposition which would give , them *% much a* now demanded. Mr. Ebbert said that he c*.uld nut say that tbo growers would not consider such a propv»t«on. r Mr. Lar.ee moved that a comm fee of - seven tie xppe nud, C airman Locknart ,to be .;s chairman, to lake up the mat ters m controversy w.th Mr Wietzer and Col. Wiley and endeavor 10 effect an ar | raogernent which would be mutually sat , iefactory. I Tr.e mot-on wa* cetried and the fol lowing committee was appumteo: Co Lockhart. J K Cunningham. G M Hall. .W. C blwl«. H M. Lance. L R. Fenla son arc A a Johnson. I Tf»e committee will probably meet on Setuiday u> do the work assigned it. Body Is burned to Scorch for I'olnon. j In December last Thaxton Carlton.' • aged 62. died suddenly on hi* ranch near j j Fountain. Poisoning wa* suspected but . not until s week ago did tre rumors in- f jduce the author tie* to lake acticn. Mr. Carlton ha* two caughter* living in Rocky : Ford. Mrs. W. D. Asher and Mrs. Wm. Sunar.ds. and hi* remain* were buried ] here On tho night of Feb. 3 the body 1 ! wii exhumed in the prerenco of Dr* ; Kearby and Wo.ft. Undertaker Sprinker. i Sextan Ringer and Tho*. Asher. The 1 , stomach was romoved and sent in an air ' tight >ar to Colorado Springs for 1 chern'ca! analysis. The bjdy having ' been in the ground two months, and sal-! urated with embrlining chemicals, the! cheir.i t Lund it difficult to tell whether or not poison had been adm mslored. 1 - / * Syeod Interesting Afternoon. The Woman’s Club met at the home of 1 Mrs. Dr. Wolfe cn Saturday afternoon.' A snlcr.did pregram was rendered, in c'uding a lullaby sorg by Mrs. Dr. Sig man, a reading by Mr*. Jothnek. a song, : •“The Gingerbread Man." by May Fenton. Two papers were road on "Child Cul ture”—in infancy by Mr*. Lawson and at school age hy Mi * Sibley.—and w*re followed by a discussion of thi* en grossing suhject Those taking part in the discussion were. Mesdatnes Fenton, Wolfe. Srgmar. Maxwell. Kendig and Miss Kimzey. Little Ruth Collin* treated tho club member* to a song and recita tion and Mis'e* Hazel Kerney and Lillian Nesbit entertained with instrumental music The next meeting of the club will be with Mrj. Todd on Feb. 22. Wednosday. Fob 12th, Lincoln’s birth day. was celebrated in Rocky Ford by the banks observing it as a holiday and by special commemorative exercises in somo of the rooms of the public schools. f - Made in New York We Protect Our Customers from substitution by selling Clothes that bear the “Benjamin” Label * Try as They May jtC all that other dealers can offer is a weak Jt imitation of that correct New York style ' which is characteristic of every Benjamin If you want to order a Suit, remember we have I Ed. V. 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Phone West 117 Free Delivery in City Graiiula'ed Sugar, 17 lbs $l.OO, $5.50 cwt Spuds, 15 lbs 25c, $1.50 ewt Empsou’s Tomatoes, 2 cans 25c Lard, 10 Ih Bikes Beak, $1 25 Hams, plenty on hand, per Ih !0c and )2!e Breakfast Bacon, Ih 15c 3-lb box (sold Dust 20c Flour, 50 lb sack, $1.40, $1.45 Choice California Peaches, )l> 16c Santa Ciuru Prunes, 40’s and 50’s, ll> lie Unglnzcd roasted Coffee, lb 15, 20, 25, 35 CASH IS KING IN BUYING a 0. D. GROCERY COMPANY NO. 3T