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Rocky Ford Enterprise.
TWENTY-FIRST YEAR, REPUBLICAN CONVENTIONS Of State and County Draw Large Crowds TO PUEBLO AND TO ROCKY FORD Utmost Harmony and flood Fellow ship Prevails—Ringing Reso lutions Adopted Availing thsmsalvas of ths opportunity to see how a stats convtnlion was con ducted a great crowd of Fordites went up to Pueblo on Tussday morning. So that they might “get neat'* to some of the party leaders and learn who were to be hooored with election to the Republi can National convention the delegates went up on Monday morning. Delegates Elected Delegates-at-largc—Hubert Work, Pueblo; Crawford Hill, Denver; Will iam Lennox, El Paso; Thomas F. Walsh, Arapahoe: W. A. Drake, Lar- Robert G. Breckcnridge, Rio Alternates—Bulkeley Wells, San Miguel; James Williams. Denver; Charles Tarbcll, Saguache; H. G. Koch, Pitkin; Thomas Campbell, Denver; John E. Holmberg. Denver. Delegates Second Congressional District—Clyde C. Dawson. Fre mont; A. A. Roller onew Teller. Alternates—A. N. Parrish. Prow ers; W. C. Kenney. San Juan. The above are the list of delegate* and alternates which were selected at the Republican state and Second district congressional convention in Pueblo Tuesday to represent Colo rado at the national convention which meets in Chirago in July. In ad dition to the selection of the above list of men the conventions in structed the delegates for the nomi nation of Win. 11. Taft for presi dent. endorsed the Roosevelt and Buehtel administrations together with the work of Colorado** Re publican congressional delegation in Washington and the congressional convention appointed a committee to nominate Congressman Warren A. Ilaggott to the same |osilion which he now fills. Colorado Republican Platform. The Republican party of Colorado in convention assembled congratu late* itself and the people of the state upon the splendid condition of its organisation, which 1* the natural and legitimate outgrowth of the great principle* upon which the parly lt*clf i* founded Endorse S:#te Administration. We heartily commend and in dorse our present Republican state j admini«ir»it-*n The Republican roa- , jority in the Sixteenth general a* ectnbly enacted into law • the m«»*t ; Important pledge* in the platform of n*ir paity. Under the splendid leadership of Ge»vcrnor Henry A Buehtel. and with the hr.-.rtv and united support of other •late of- ( ficiat*. h'»r»e*t and successful endcav- ( or* have been made c*rry lbe*r , salutary measure* into effect We arc proud l«» record the fact tbsl all Republican *iate officials hsv ably and faithfully performed the] dutir* of their respective offices The whole administration tr fleet * credit upon our party and honor *•» out slate. Roosevelt Approved. We Indorse an*; applaud the re- • reeprd of our Republican United State* *rnalnr. Stm*»n Guggenheim He has been carnr«t. active and • ccssfitl in bis effort* for the best in J mrr«ts of the state. We also Indorse the actions of ©m Republican member.* in the lower hou*c c*f congrcs* We believe them • to have been in accord with the prin • ciplcs of our party and in harmony | with the wishes of our people In lieu of a further declaration of principles at this time, we indorse the fearless, able and energetic ad ministration of President Ror»*e veil, and declare ourselves in favor of a continuance of the wise policies be ha« inaugurated. Instruct for Taft. For his successor we recognize in William H. Taft, of Ohio the most logical and the most available, can didate. He ha* the confidence of the people. Itis learning is deep; bis anility unquestioned: his character above reproach and his experience in administrative affairs varied, com prehensive and successful. As the administrative head of our national government we are confident that he will faithfully carry mil the prin ciples of our party, that he will preserve the confidence of the people, protect the right* of all Hasses, promote our industrial wel fare. and continue the peaceful and honorable relations now existing be tween our country and the other nations of the earth. We therefore do now in«tmct our delegates to the Republican national convention at Chicago to vote for the nomination of William 11. Taft as the Republican candidate for presi dent of the United Slates. Confident in the soundness of nor doctrines and in the ability and in tegrity of our leaders, wc appeal to the people of *the state for a con tinuance of their confidence and sup port. .. (ConOnuad oo Supplement! STATE BANK MATTERS Occapr Um AttMttM «t tb, Caart— R»P«rt that OMwty Ha 4 Bra AMowaS la Breen**** Tb, District Court boa baao in aaaaiae at La Junta tha put araak burins aaau n«nlut thn Rneaiaar of' tba Stnta Bank of Rooky Ford, wboro pr.foronou boro boon claimed. A number of the elalmo bar# bad conaid a ration of tba court and argument hat boon made thereon, bat BO dcoition, or ruling, hove bun announced by tba court. The question, involved u to the right of Mtolf end preferences arc important, and tha amount of dividend, which tb* gonoral creditor, and depositor, will roceiva will bo materially affected bp tba decision in regard to thou preferred claims. Tha statement in the Denser aad Pue blo papers that Judge Rixar bad ruled oo theca claim, for preference, la erroneous, tba attorney, for the claimant, aad for the Receiver having bom given Uma to Me briefs and decision will net be given by court until later. THE SCHOOL ELECTION WM be aw Pegroulwg Topic far a lew Days Yet. Interest In the annual school election has greatly increased during the peat week, end from present indications the atmosphere about Liberty building nest Monday afternoon will be aufleientiy torrid to atilt tha chilliest mortal. Until Saturday teat it was believed that F. M. Harem would be elected to the directorship without n contest, hut on tht date nwntkntd another aspirant far ths position mod* his appoaranca and a warm struggle la now on for tha vacant ••at Tha new candidate m Norman J. Mil ler. a gentleman whose educational rec ord ahowa him to be eminently qualified to fill the position of school director, ae he served for eeven years at teacher in the German Baptist Codecs at ML Morris. 111, and afterward waa aa In structor in tha Boulder University. 11l health compelled him to resign ths latter position about two years ago. when ha came to this city, and la now In the em ploy cf H. P. Talhslm. Mr. Miller fa aa ordemed minister of the German Baptist church, end his election would settle tha denominational strife that has beta a dominating factor In soma cf our lata school elections But Mr. Herein fa note “hack number** by sny means. He has been the bush n«e* head of the. school hoard end hfa pul record has shown Mm to bo thoro ughly capable In ths conduct of school affairs. Whatever he has believed to have been for the best interest of our schools that he has fearlessly performed, end even his bitterest opponents hesitate in any attempt to censure him for his act*. There ere • savsral weighty rea son* why it might be well to retain to able a member upon the board. Too much cars can not be exercised in the choosing of director* end The Enterprise would urge every voter to give the matter careful consideration and th«n ca*t hi* “white alley** for the candidate that he believes will best serve the district at large. ' 1 NEW ELECTRIC PROJECT Dfacoaaod at a fleeting In This City Last Saturday At * meeting of Rocky Ford citixens I**l Saturday. A. B. Hulit. represent ing ’ho Northern Electrical company of Madison. W t *.. made an interesting ad dress in which he outlined the plans of the company to irrigate the vast tract of semi-and land in the Arkansas valley and the construction of an electric rail wsj connecting all the principal cities of the valley as far east aa~ Dodge City, Kansas. The large crowd preeent at the meet ing was much interested In the proposed enterprise and a resolution was passed by the business men aeking the beard of trad# to appoint a committee of twenty five to attend the general misting which wilt bo held at La Junta on May 14. On the Way Home The lonia (MiehJ Daily Standard of April 21 eoatainad tha follow** interact ing item:-- “Mr. and Mrs. Bloomfield Dye of Rocky Ford. Colo., arrtvod bare .yester day an route home from a four months trip in ths south and aasL They fallow ed the route of Mr. Dyo's ragwnonL dur ing tho Civil war. vtoMtag tho battlefields and other points of Intorost In many southern states, and oomii* up through Richmond, to Washington, Now York and many othor (Eastern cities. They will remain hare a few days, than go la Battle Creek, and from there home. Halsey M. Rhoads, prourfator of ths Reeky Mountain Herald, tha oMost week ly newspaper in Denver, and special flaM agent of tf* UA. Department of Agrfaul tnr% waa fa team Mindip Bim>fag stat fatiot far hit tartan. ROCKY FORD. COLORADO. FRIDAY. HAY 1, 1908. REV. POTASHINSKEY'S FIRST LOTTER Interesting Account of Trip bb Fir as Niagara Falla SIGHTS AMD SMELLS OF KAHSAS CITY Or—fclWy DHnail-riwM VMM to ItaWM; City—Thrash Niagara Falls, April SS- To the Editor: According to promise I am writ ing my first letter in time for your issue of May I. You no douht have' had the experience of attempting to crowd much matter into small space so I am sure of your sympathy with this effort. 1 shall not attempt to describe the usual points of interest pointed out to travelers. Some of the So-called pointa of interest fail to interdbt most people and I prefer to hays you see things through my eyes rather than through the guide book. I am going on the assumption that your readers will be interested in what has interested me. s \ We have had the remarkable ex perience of arriving on time at every point thus far. We were not a min ute behind at Kansas City, Chicago and Niagara Falls. If this keeps up it will be as remarkable a record as the one the railroads made on my trip a year ago, when in traveling some 6yboo miles I arrived on time bat once out of 16 points visited. s* The ride through the state of Kan sas was a pleasant one. From the car window it appeared as though the state waa one immense farm. The, grass was green, tree* leafing out and the moisture which had lately fallen gave the soil a rich appear ance. Prosperity was in the air and the farmers seemed to be enjoying the prospects as the work progressed. If Kansas had a little more vigor in her oxone she might rival Colo rado, but there is no climate like Colorado and your enthusiasm for Kansas begins to wane as you think of Colorado. We had a half hour at Kansas City union depot. If one failed to remem ber that the depot neighborhood is usually the worst in tho city one would form a very had idea of the civic and moral standard of this com munity. The odors of this neighbor hood are many and every one viler than the other. Tba saloon* have the right of way. Judging from ap pearances they have need of neither front nor back door. The bars are in plain view as are also the drink ers. A ten minute walk in title en vironment will tend to convince one that the human being grade* down the scale into that of the hca»t and the line dividing one front the other i* not a* evident a* wc wi«h it were It certainly is a poor advertisement for any city to show it* evil *ide ««> conspicuously and with so little at tempt at regulation. A night** ride brought u* to Chi cago. where one who i* at all inter c*tcd in life, i* *urc to he interested Chicago ha* l*cen called the modern Babylon. It i* the typical Amcmrtcan city. The g**or| and the had are found here and both in abundance It appear* from a Miprrfiet.il rxami nation that the had predominate*, hut it i* the nature of evil always to he aggrc»*ivc and the good i* often hid den. So it will not do to pa** hur rirrf judgment. The interesting thing here a* else where i* the people ami their life State street at the noon hour i* worth any man*! notice. I have stood on it* corner* on two previou* vi*it* and wondered where the people came from and whither they went By and by a* one look* at the crowd he cease* to have thought of the peo ple a* individual being* but i* con scious only of the moving m.i«*—al way* coming and alwav* going. You breathe freely presently. a* you re member that you are not a par* of the maw and that somewhere pro pic are known more from the stand point of individuality than a* part of a moving stream. Rut Chicago is not all hurried and frencied. There are spot* of quiet ness surrounding this caldron. One of these *pots is Lincoln Park. Here bv the lakeside is a paradise of green gra«s with trees just now leafing out Remarkably fine stone likenesses of dignified site of Lincoln and Grant aro placed in the centre of the park The several buildings homing the various exhibits arc • credit to the management. An interesting collection of ani mals compose the *'*©o." The ele phant is always surrnundrd hy an in terested rircle, the sea lions seem to enjoy being admired and the wild beasts of the jungle sectn not to mind the crowd gating at them. The building devoted to the care of the , birds and smaller animals is of spe cial interest. Birds of everv dim'* and plumage and water-fowl of all sixes and habits are here displayed It’s a good lesson in natnral history to go through this building. Even the eat tribe Is not forgotten here and aiace it has .become, fashionable for tho ladies to raist'Angrfra cats let me tav that this building houses a finr collection of thesg fancy felines. Thie i*, hqt on* of at number of peaceful ‘Vwtrvit* and 1 mention it ehiefty to tone down the rough pic ture one is apt to frame- of thijLJ>u»y HwnnWffhfa'ilunfii'. 'Thv jhers of the party—Dr. Chase and wife. With Mr. Martin—visited the stock yards, but 1 got all I wanted of this neighborhood two years ago when it was fashionable to “do" this section of the city. Chicago’* weather is as fickle as P r< ? Te fbial maid. If you think it will rain and you are prepared with overcoat and um brails the sun fa sure to make both a burden to you, but should you venture out without these protectors you are apt to rue your indiscretion. The Wabash brought us to Niagara Falls through northern Indiana, a section of Michigan and through low er Canada. We were interested in this last territory. Although the sea son is not as far Advanced as in Kan san and Missouri, the country pre sents a pleasing appearance. Plenty of moisture insures vigorous vegeta tion. Rut one can have too much moisture and hare they “ditch” their farms not to carry the water to the farm but to drain it away from the farm. We were strangers in a strange land for the several hours necessary to traverse this Canadian country. We visited the Falls in a proper way and if I had time and space would attempt description of this wonderful neighborhood, but my time fa much occ ipied and your space is valuable so will but say that we took in Goat Island, the Canadian Rapids, the American and Canadian sides of the Falls. Whirlpool Rapids and all the other features that the guide thinks he must show hfa party to earn his fee. Wc were informed that the bridge spanning the Canadian Rapids was a favorite spot for suicides. Here the water rushes through a narrow channel at the rate of JO miles an hour. Standing on the bridge and looking into the seething waters will help one to understand that there may be such a thing as involantary suicide. The waters as they rush •long have strange magnetic and hypnotic powers. One is impelled by x strange and powerful desire to follow on. Given a mental depres sion and a weakened physical condi- j tion and the will of the waters over-1 come the will to live po»sc«*ed by * the individual and perhaps before he has given suicide serious thought he ha* disappeared with the water*. We did not *pcnd many minute* at this •pot. Before closing, this letter I must tell yon of our ri«it to the "Home of the shredded wheat biscuit.” All Rocky Ford has eaten of this whole some food and I am sure- if all could see it made as *c did. more of it would Ik- u«ed The factory is a m«*d cl structure. Clean a* the best kept hoi«r I v.u ever 'in. F.rrry pro vision is here made for the produc ’ lion of a frHMI under the most whole some condition*. The 400 employes arc provided with bathing, recreative and instructive facilities and one has : to see with thr ey© to appreciate the force of this *tatemrnt. We *aw thr wheat steamed, shredded, formed in to biscuit*, baked and packed and : went away fet-ing that we cull'd' af ford to keep on rating of this article. Usuallv one l«**e* rcli*li for a franl after ansi ting the factory where it is prepared hut not *«• in tlie ease of the shredded wheat biscuit. Wc a* ill go to church in Buffalo to morrow and on Monday proceed to New York from whence I will write my second letter. LOUI* >1 POTASH INSKY. Automobile Accident. While dnvmg a party of ball p’ayor* to Fowler leat Sunday A. K. Childs met with a bad accident to his automobile. He wa* going at a pretty good lick when he overtook e ng. end in passing struck a stone, causing hi* machine to overturn. Luckily the passenger* escaped with • few bruises and continued their journey to Fowler by tram from Manzanola, while Art loaded hi* car onto a dray and | returned home. About $l6O will covert the damage to the machine. Carpenter Shop Burned. About 8 o'clock last evening the fire department was called to fight a fierce j blase in O. C. Lamberton's carpenter •Lop on North Siath street, but were un able to save more than tha shall of the building. The shop loft was filled with finished work and lumber and Mr. Lambarton’s lost will roach several hundred dollars* He had a email insurance upon hie car penter tools, wo understand. Frult"fa billed. The Arkansas Valley was visited by a high wind on Saturday and in its wake came a drop in temperature that lasted for four days. By Tuesday night tha temperature had dropped very close to the xero point, end iee was formed half*an-inch thick. Whatever fruit had escaped the killing frosts of tho two previous nights mot an cntimoly and and wo art ogam in mourn ing far our fruit crop. Rocky Ford Naflousd Opens. The anxiously awaited charter of tho Rocky Ford National Bank arrtvod on Monday, and at tho regular hanking hour noat morning tho now book waa trans aotiog business at tha old stand of tho dofunet State Bank. •The now bank la capitalised far fbO,- 000. and starts cut with s good buolnaaa. .tut***- : . “ Prize Flour 99 Woman wants but little here below And wants tlmt little every hour; But the greatest want of ull her wants Is a sack of that famous Prize Flour. Sold By Kimzey Grocery Company “Good Things to Eat” The Truest Test of Value is Comparison of Goods. TMiG Hfff URGE. The cash buyer saves money. MB ATS and LARDS Hoom, lb IJc a d 14c Brock fast Bacon, lb 18c Dry Salt Pork, lb lie Pore Lard, J pound pall 40c •• •• 8 •• M 68c •• •• 10 •• •• 01.28 *• •• 30 •* .. 2.48 •• ** 841 * 4 •* $B.BO Bologna, J lbs 28c Picnic Hoom. lb lie Diamond M, Flour, !H lit $1 in OrnniP’*. dor. 26c nud -MV* NOllO Ik’tt’T Flour, 48 111 $1 4i» llitimmiM, " . 26c Hugnr, boot ...Iff ll»$1.00 I«ornmia, dnx. . nnd2so Sugar, cano 16 ll> $1 00 Now C *i»l.i.ni*»* li» .4c Hugar, Ik»oI cwt GnliocUi fly |ni|h>( ’>c Sputl'n cirt ...... .sl.s** -I A- I Its** A|>|»l«*«* f»r ..—2sc Anplon On 11 on .........ZITJo Fancy Ev|» IVnchcM 16c I'l'itiiH " ...... 35 A* 10 | " '• !*••»<ra —.l6c Pc itch on " L C ... ffOc '* *' Applrn.... .... 11c Blk llcrrics, jjn1,....- ffOc *' " Prune*. 10a Yours to Serve Phone West U7. Free Delivery C. 0. D. GROCERY COMPANY Sec Our Mnndny iMorniiig I‘ricc List JMn SPECIAL Out of our large stock of Summer Dress Goods we have chosen about 5 5 pieces, 2500 yards, including Batistes,Dimities and Lawns, white grounds, and all col ors figures and dots, also dark colon ground with white figures and dots. These goods are worth from 12jc to 20c per yard. We offer them to you until May 1 at, per yard, fOc Sm our North Window for pretty Pattern* Also have on sale about three dozen ladies’ fabric Gloves, few long, most of them short. They go at half price. 303 N. Main St NO. 48