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Rocky Ford Enterprise.
TWENTY-FIRST YEAR. FARHERS UNION Perfect* Permanent Organisation at I Convention in Pueblo. Delegates from Rocky Ford and neigh boring branches of the Farmer's Union i returned Saturday from Pueblo, where they had been for two days assisting jrf ! the transaction of business at the state I convention. t Amongst the business o.‘ interest and I importance was tho organization of the Colorado Jurisdiction as a branch of the i National Farmers Educational and Co- 1 operative Union, and the adoption of a ; permanent constitution, subject to its ratification by the membership.to whom it qtust be submitted for a referendum vote. Pueblo was selected as the state pur- 1 chasing agency headquarters of the union* The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Cejige B. Lang, of El Paso county; vice president, J. F. Brewer, Otero; secretary. H. S. Stoval, Teller; treasurer. A. S. Manning. Otero; statisti cian. J. W. Vjmdeventer. Logan; conduc tor. W. D. Gallaher. Pueblo; door keeper. Frod Ring*. Pueblo; chaplain. W.R. Call- Icotte. Garfield; Executive board: H. H. Schaffer, Morgan; F. I. Urquhart. El bert; S. Wilmoth. Garfield; F. W. Wilson. Pueblo; J. T. Thompson. Bent. The following resolutions were adopt ed: “The Farmers’ Educational and Co- 1 operative union of Colorado, in stato anion assembled, reaffirms its faith in the principles of ocr order. ”We declare that through education •nd co-operation only can come those re forms in our system that Justice to tho producers of wealth demands. “We believe that every oitizen should Have a voice in his government, and. •therefore, declare *n favor of the initia •tive. referendum and recall. “No agent eaters more vitally into 'the indotiriai life of the producer than transportation problem. We there -fore demand af our next legislature a law, fair alike to the peopls and the corporations, with a railroad com • mission clothed with and execu tive powers, said commission to be elect ed by the people. “We dec levs in favor of a guaranty * tank law oimiHar to that embodied in the constitution of tin state of Oklahoma. » mad we-earnestly nrgo apoa tho members ef our neat IsglilaSnrs tho nscsssKy of tho snast—nt of alow that w« absolute ly protect depositors of snooty in our state bento. “We also declare ourselves in favor of a factory dnspeonon bill that will prohibit the employment of child labor therein and secure the highest qentity of goods manufactured therein. “We favor She broadest and most tboroagh edocahon of oar producing classes end to that end wo recognize the oupreme importance of oer Stale Agri cultural college. We therefore favor such liberal appropriations by our legisla ture no will secure the erection and maintenance of each buddings and appur tenances ns will enable the board of dir ectors and faculty to carry on the work more efficiently. “Wo are in favor of such modification of our incorporation law ns will render it legal for a >oint stack company to provide in its articles of incorporation that each stockholder therein shall have the right to one vote-only, regardless of the num ber of shares he may hold, and that no proxy shall 6e allowed in such voting. "W* recognize the value and efficiency of all labor organizations affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and all other kindred organizations, which have for their basic object the elevation, education and betterment of the laboring classes. We therefore welcome such co operation with them as will more thoroughly secure the objects we both • have in view. “We declare in favor of good roads and especially recommend to tho favor able consideration of our legislature a reasonable appropriation to further construct and keep in repair the sUle road from Denvar to tha Utah lint via Laadville. Glen wood Springs and other , places. We went a good highway across J the mountains connecting the eastern and western slope of the state.” Off to Baltimore. The official board of the Methodist church recently voted their pastor, Rav. I L. M. Potashimsky, a month’s vacation I and he proposes spending it in a most I enjoyable manner. On Monday avaning in company with Dr. Chaae and wife of Colorado Springs. Rsv. Warner and wifa ef Boulder, and Rev. Martin of Manza aola, ha departed for Baltimore. Md„ to attend the Oeneral Methodist Confersnce, the supreme council of the church, which meets once in four years. On the way to Baltimore Rev. Potashinsky proposes making stops of several days In Chicago and Naw York and will return byway of New Orleans and St. Louis, reaching home again about June I. i A great treat is in store for the read ers of the Enterprise, as Rev. Potashin sky has agreed to furnish this paper with a weekly letter while away. The rever end gentleman’s letters will undoubtedly < prove intensely interesting and these , wishing extra copies of the Enterprise are advised to place their .orders early ' Tba first letter is sxpected to appear 1 post week. ‘' | ELECT NEW DIRECTORS Rocky Ford Board of Trade Transact* Some Business Pursuant to call tha adjournad annual meeting of the Rocky Ford Board of Trade was held in L. R. Fenlason'e office last Friday evening. Reports of tha year’s business were made by officers and several committees, and the following board of directors was elected: J. A Lockhart, W. J. Brown, J. R Cun ningham. J. H. Avard, E. C. Shelton. L. R. Fenlason. M. U. Randel. H. A. Dawley, I. D. Hale. P. J. Reifel. H. W. Lance. G. M. Hall. H. I. Maxwell. W. C. Steele. H. J. Sprinker. The board of directors met Monday evening ? nd elected the following officers: President —H. W. Lance First Vico E. C. Shelton Second Vice -W. J. Brown Secretary— M U. Randel Treasurer —W. C. Steele An earnest effort was made to prevail upon Col. Lockhart and G. M. Hall to re tain the positions of president and secre tary that they had so ably filled, but they both offered good and sufficient excuses and so were freed from their official duties upon their promise to “help the cause” as members of the board of directors. Several matters for the good of the town were discussed and it was deter mined to place tne board upon a more businesslike footing, and to this end a 1 committee consisting of Messrs Shelton. Dawiey. Hall. Sprinker and Lockhart, was appointed to revise the by-laws, so that a moro energetic effort may be made to “promote the general prosperity of the varied interesU of Rocky Ford." as the preamble pithily states. GRAND OPENING Holtons Great Frtodi and Visitors la Naw Quarter*. On Wednesday. April 22. Bolton's Music and Art SpocialtyStore on tha cor ner of Main strait and Elm avtnua was formally oponod with a grand recaption. Despite tha dust storm a constant stroam of visitors onterod tba portals to viow tbs transformation that bad taksn place In this portion of tbs Hals building and tbs most pspular expression from tbs sigfet sssrs was “Ha perfect!* io*oly.“ Tbs ebangs that has taksn plans to to dssd wondsrfuL A largs plats glass window has taksn tbs pises of ths un sightly brick wall on tbs Elm asanas side and tbs Main strait front tas boon bsautiflod. Ths Insidt of tbs stors it also now. pspsr of coovsnUonal design covers the walls and with tbs new furniture and fixtures tbs Boltons may be congratulated upon having tbs handsomest little stars in ths city, as well as upon tbs prosper ity that baa marked their business life. Four years ego Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Bol ton oponod a little stors at Oil avenue with s small stock of musical in struments. and now they occupy a build ing 26x60 foot that is filled to overflow ing with everything in the music line, art and embroidery goods, etc. Every visitor to the stors on Wednes day was regaled with punch, by Mr*. Bolton, was presented with a hand some souvenir, and was so pleasingly welcomed that they will not soon forget it. and will avail themselves of the kind ly invitation to “call again.” Bock from Honolulu. Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Maxwell got home Wednesday after a three months absence amidst strange scenes. They report hav ing had an exceedingly pleasant trip to Honolulu, then back to Santiago, where they met the U. S. Navy and Returned with the jolly sailors to Uke in the hearty welcome the boys in blue received at Los Angeles, and then home by the way 1 of Grand Canon, which was surely an itinerary agreeable enough to suit the 1 most fastidious. Mr. Maxwell says that he had the time of hit life and never felt 1 better, and hit looks certainly boar out the statement. A Small Blaze. An overheated flue communicate fire to iU surroundings on tho top fir dm! tho Ramsay Dry Goods Co.’a •• .armf Monday morning, but luckily t> m was discovered before it ha - iblaxe much headway, and a hast* . “bucket brigade” had it quer *£2 the arrival of the fire depart* ’ SI2OO worth of goods • ** less damaged, mainly » _____ __ w»Ur. .nd th. dim.fr ..TIT ,*! b?i — Mrs. Parks, of Sr “.Ur.Mr.M U P C. B. Adams of day visitor at th .xatfiV Leattvfil* was a Sun ~ r § ftfmaajr homo. D. T. club on . _ . . .. n Th. r... fanfidl entertainod tha O. I w * Totatoy afternoon. ,r«CIK4«» firm Sunday ckl.d I ■ the iFraebytarian churth choir half of /*ew*M* thatithaabaanda- Mr* • .. «*•*».lt iFbf**bh k **rvl**. Thapublie ia jR/leaNd*. ROCKY FORD, COLORADO. FRIDAY. APRIL *4, 1908. A WET STORY But Not of tho Int xlcatlng Kind of I “Wetness" Obeying a cordial invitation from Ed Sever, the Enterprise man. in company < with the editors of the Rocky Ford Gaz- I ette and Tribune, found himself on Tues- 1 day upon a Santa Fa train whirling to- < ward the town !rt Arkansas Valley i that a sparkling beveT 4 ®*“'Water has I made famous. Arriving at Fowler we were met by H. I M. Fosdick and L. D. Kenison. two gen- 1 tlemen who know and c-nver *e more an- 1 tertaingly upon the subject of water than i many who have made water a lifetime I study. Carriages were awaiting us and after a short drive about the handsome little town, during which we found evl- ' dences upon every hand that Fowler is a ■ very lively and prosper ol !* MM? bur fr ' started for our ultimata goal -tha rangfl of hills north of Fowler wherein is the Source of the springe that for the past four years have supplied that place with its drinking water and are now supplying Manzanola 'and Rocky Ford with th* same blessed fluid. We had supposed that we were out for a jaunt of perhaps five miles, but found ourselves at fault on this point and many others ere our return to Fowler. Our little jaunt axtanded over a distance of thirty mile*, and In almost every other particulai our preconceived ideas were proven erroneous. Instead of finding that several springs had been connected by trenches with a reservoir as we had heard waa th* case—we found that every spring that has been tapped hat been followed to ita head on the bed rock and that vitrified clay piping had been loosely laid and covered with gravel to th* depth of several feet—to allow the water to percolate into the pipes. Some distance above the break in the shales the pipes were cemented together and to the different arteriee—if we may so term them—ware continued until their junc tion with the mala pipe, which b of iron coated inside and out with aaphaltam 1 paint to prevent corrosion, although thb 1 b not feared within the pipe, ae the 1 water running through has been tested by gcvramonl and other analysts god fount to be abeetoflf free from afi elh«~ line eatotenoo- After vbiting the different springs, which cover a tract of tome ten mile* in Otero county cod reach over into Pueblo county for about ala miles, and noting the careful system of collecting the water cod carrying It to the iQilfi» w» convlncwd that tV • w,r ' Bouibility of coo*.- ' w “ n 0 anlUitraach#' th. w.iar followadC^ * m * ift Pip*. W« th.lt , m*in to ■ point nut Olroj Jt that dbuac. found but two open ingt. eno of thorn on sir root with hslot 1 no largar than tho hood of a pin, and tho othor a tiny chum provide for an ov.r flow ood from which . .moll , u „ m ~ UAUAlltf ninnlnw ik. utimlly running—tho w.ur „.,n f through a Una .croon. It I, u * ,m --po**,bla •<* “P «P*«a or o. iUld , T I •unco to antar th* pip. at If* “ — ... v. . ..v. ui, pipe at ir _* E and from tho last pl.c. “VJL £ , Rocky Ford th. only hoi. “ ] or. for tho .und pip... . iln th. "tow t .r. may ni*had b, Uw Pur. Sp. •»«" Zl Co. b abwlutoly fro. “ r« and IU conurnmaf *" lm P ,nl »; ] other causes at an rom l Another report /« mh *T , 1 h»Y. no found. ,l *' l p, ”*l “ Spring Water ' u ’* l U '* nbh Ui. pmi iwppiy 00. could not fur- | eufflcbnt r d* »* *° ck T For<l W ' U ’ “ foond Uut ad unfailing .oppb w » 20 apring dt th* prwMnt tim., with only can .up* • uonnoctad up. th. company of wot* jtf about thru. timt. the .mount 100. <*. nood. Thor own l.a.t l.rg- prtnga. «m. of whbh an much wir JT than any In wo. »nd Rock f F ® rd b* , hs*r* to grow oomo- ny 40.000 ,lon It can ua* alt tha wawr th. eom- jmtj <«n ghrt u*. ' , OYa might writ* a'long'*!*! mora or mm , interacting artlcla about our tnp • nd ™* 1 count ftomo of tho ««**•’ .T" 1 * l timaa in Uw ArkanaM Valley, at told “* by that prtneo of rweonlaora. Jud «" Fo * dick, who ctm to Colorado in 160 ,nd 1 waa ono of tha thrM' atouneh R«r iblicana ! who for many yaart roiad th. ontira 1 atroagth of tlwir party in what «»» than 1 tha waatam praeinet of Bant oourty. but • tha infant of thin articla waa to »"«"«• 1 aur raadora that tha bararaga auppliad in ’ Rocky Fart by Superintendent b *’ ,r °' \ tha Puro Springa Water Supply Co. waa d uw ganuina unadultaratad Anna Pura, and tha Knlar price hopaa it hat aeeom phthed that porpoaa. W. A. Studabobor on Tu«d*’ ironing chaparonod a party of p.o.p.ct.n homo- ' •t.ad«r. to th. tract in South*'" county Wad upon lo.t w«k by th. Whb. Rock Rtoervoir. Canal and Und Co. The now irrigation projmt I. • Hu *“ d "V U " San Arroyo, and land along being oagarly mmght Th. d "to** m th. now irrigation * »• Daria. Floyd Martin w. A. Studabakar and Andrew Bomg.rdnor, au | of Rocky Ford. OF INTEREST TO LADIES Domestic Science Short Course Aa sured for Next Winter. As the Enterprise reported at the time of the recent Domestic Science Short Course in this city, th* ladies of Rocky Ford and vicinity were so well pleased with tho useful information received that resolutions were adopted asking for a return date. Mrs. H. W. Royal was in structed to m»it« the request to the Colorado Agricultural College, and in re ply hereto she has received the following letter from the Director of Farmers' In stitutes: Mrs. H. W. Royal. Rocky Ford. Colo. Dear Madam: Your favor to President Aylesworth was received during my absence, and has been turned over to me, as I havo charge Qf the Farmer's Short Courses* We are planning to hold both Farmer's and Domestic Science Short Courses in Rocky i Ford next winter. We cannot set tho date yet until we hear from all other | points. There are several other towns' that applied for the date you askod for before you did, but after all applications are in. we will try and adjust the dates to make them satisfactory for all concerned. The college greatly appreciated the way that our people were treated at Rocky Ford, and we hope to be able to give you even a better Short Course than you had last winte r . Sincerely yours. H. M. Cottrell. Result of the Primaries. Republican primaries for th* election of delegates to the county convention were held throughout the county last evening. The delegates and alternates from the i several Rocky Ford precincts ar# as fol- : lows: Pnkcixct 15 . IMorsim Al»«*rost*v K. P. Cnllln* <’• fa. Kullmrr W. H. Hleant C. V. WondJUd L M. Ivnlwnn <l* * • Ha*«rl*« t P. Ilarbuur H.r Neltby W. r. tUeele John Ulichie J. Ihikr* JH. Hunt L. W. OMePbevwie M. r. wis mt Chart—Cook A. C.Hlunn «’• D. Molsnder CUrvnee Oovrvnu S* Larero Pxxcixct 14 M.f. MarUe W.O. Mania G. W. Ill#si— C J. Cover fleet Hhelt«*» tajev* Whellea fm & PxmCIHCT 10 SC-£s,M‘" i.'k'VKn. ' * W.a-tok | .... rmbi. Hr" I H W.Un** ft V W^wll 7A*-££kMrt "o« fciiSi-So fej-Sfl** FtK i Prkcipct 16 n«w. Todvl Arthur H.Jjejie— Lli'iisll eiiutUk k ff. M. Minor fhul MJwm® j. M.Chrtttoa I T* taw* 3.W.TWM j W, Wl g. J. vtetch«r Returns From Sad Mission. John McKittrlek rrturnod Frkl.y from I Brookfield. Mo . whor. h. wa. e»ll*d Iwo ■ watk. ago by «h* d*aih of hi. ton. H. A. ■ McKiUrick. Whil. on hi. «»» “ St 1 Loui. with a win load ol *h..p «h« «r in which th. young m»n riding w** I ul..cor*d by a p..*ong*r POO, follow bed hi. log caught between the ear limber, in .uch away that it | j could not b. aitricalad and for half a hour ha.offered in iambi, agony. F.«ary , :,ffort to pry lha „on-bound l.mb.r. apart . i proved futile and at laat a Covanant min- , i latar took tha knlfa londarod by th. un- i l fortunete fellow .nd amputated lha limb. , But even th,e heroic ral.a.a waa of no I avail, ae tha young man di*d four houra t later from internal injuries. Mi** Alio* Cook roturnod to D*n»*r on _ Sunday, to rnumi har duti«* a* in.lruc- ■ Ur in Woodruff Collaga. ■ Mlat Katharina Burt arri.ad Tu.*day ■ from Coldwaiar. Kan., to .pand th. .urn- | mar with har ai.tar, Mra. H. J. Spnnkar. ■ W B Qobin wa. thla wart granlad 0 ■ franchiea to in.tall an I 1 plant in th. town of F0w1.,. Th. Ent. ■ pr,M undaraund. that a company will b. | 1 formad to uk. ov.r th. propo..tion aa ■ ‘ won as matlars can bo got in »hap«. ■ Mrs. w. H. Young arrivod from E«c*l- ■ slur Spring*. Mo., -horo ah. ha. baan m | alt.nd.nc. upon hor hu.band. R«ky ■ Ford friand. will bo ptaaorf ««. '«rn that I Mr. Young hoarogoinod hia form.r h.alth I , though th.y will bo aorry to haar that hi I will not ratum to thi. city. “J*»*j?“* I ! have cauuonad him again.t thla alutuda. I Ha la now in Dodgo City. Kan., and ■ poet* to mako that plac. hi. futuro horn*. I on. of th* moat onjoyabla maatinga of tha Sana Souci club waa hald at tha homa of Mra. Babcock on Tuesday afurnoon. | A miwallanaou* program »»• P’*"; aach mambar contributing aomathmg of intoroftt Th. rwding of P*P*'*—_ ursporwd with vocal solo* by Mra. T. h. Coffman, piano wlo* by * ,M i geek and a racitation by Mia# B«rtha I [Kaipar, wblah provldad a graat daai of | 'marrimant. | Make Work jCJI a Holiday 'vZ2_^^g ;i Scrub? So •ure some of our | I " Ail,S ,0 C,eanlil,eSS " The Merry War and Lewis Lye * ~w Old Dutch Cleanser I/!w*«*»/\«r 20-Mule-Team Borax K||ll7Py Sapolio Bon Ami Pearline J Gold Dust Antonia Cg.gv/wrk»*i; Scrub Brushes IirOCCrV Mop Sticks Mop Heads U,VVV ‘J Steamboat Mops Brooms Clothes Lines, rope and wire LUlll V Wash Boards, brass or glass J Ball. Bag or Bottle Blue Wigglestick The Sunny Monday Soap Ivory Crystal White- Lighthouse Good Things 10 Eat Pride of Denver White Kussian Store Wool Soap X-Ray Stove Polish Enameline Rising Sun ~ . rlione 2;» r oru Debt Is a Guaranteed Insurance Policy I Against Happiness. 8 lir e Sell for Gash, und hope our Prices will I merit u share of your patronage. ■ MEATS and LARDS I Ha***, tb lic awd 14c 8 1 taUfAJpowdß* ■ •• •• • “ *• A .. .. SO “ “ s*»o | RSfSltaJk -a.MM * c I • bar* CryaUt W. Soap . -‘AV f lour. IH lb *I4A 1 « bar, white Rua.i«n *mn,. S-« None Better i »l ,i 6 X I bar* Kola Naptha ao.|>~ R* I 3 bant Ivory - Hjp,., crooknl aram Ih 6c ■ 3 bar* Lava *“P - ~ Ztc |t„H«l OaU. fr.mli, lb ; 6o ■ 6 gheeta Fly Papw l* U ro Pepper, lb I Fancy Peacbe* lb J, K . , mK W.st "» I I Fancy Appl«*. R) Ic u.-, u, |,n« Salt Jo .° I Fancy Prane*. lb gj Sew Cahlioßo 11. - I 1 Kiwim * *q Loinmiße .log 2'l*- ni"[ 2-m ■ Byrup, Kall«.n ()rnnK<*n. <!<•* 25c nml-f«>c ■ I Sorghum, gnlloti ■ I " Free Delivery I I Phone West 117. I C. 0. D. GROCERY COMPANY I I pec Our Monday tMontitig | Jiardeifs SPECIAL 1 Out of our large stock of Summer Dress I Goods we have chosen about ') 3 pieces, I 2500 yards, including Batistes. Dimities I and Lawns, white grounds, and all cob I ors figures and dots also dark colore I ground with white figures and dote. I These goods are worth from l z 2 c to I 20c per yard. We offer them to you I until May \ at, per yard, lOC I S«c our North Window lor pretty Pattern* ■ AW have on sale about threc down ladies’ I fitbrio Gloves, few long, most of them short. I I They go at half price. I I 303 N. Main St jfCardey* NO. 47