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Rocky Ford Enterprise.
TWENTY-FIRST YKAK. ROCKY FORD WINS FIRST TRACK MEET Of Southern Color.iJo Inter* scholastic League WITH TOTAL SCORE OF 44 POINTS Nish Acfmol student* Bring Homo Gold Medal and Pennant* * Raton Came Second Student « of the Rocky Ford high school in large number*, accompanied k b K .. big crowd of those interested in athletics and oratory, went to Trini dad on Friday last to attend the first annua! track meet and oratorical contest of the Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico Inter scholastic league, and to say that those who attended, as well as ev eryone at home was highly pleased at the excellent showing made by otir high school students is putting It mildly. On Friday afternoon the track and field meet was held. Teams from Lais Animas, l.a Junta, Raton, Trin idad and this city contested for the honor*, which were won by Rocky Ford with a total score of 44 points. Raton wa« second with jj points, Trinidad third. 13 points. La Junta. II and La* Animas R. The highest number of Individual points was made bv De Long of Ra ton. who secured 13V4 point*. Clore of Rocky Ford wa* second with 13 points Clore won a handsome gold medal and the league pennant WIS awarded to the Rocky Ford team, a* was also the base ball pennant, she Rocky Ford team having won •very game played during the sea son. Following is the summary of •vents: Running high lump—Bnckey, La Junta, first: Dc Long. Raton, sec ond: Rex. Rocky Ford, third. Height 3 feet a inchc*. Shot put —Bcuchat, Trinidad, first: lTlorc. Rocky Ford, second; Hood. Las Animas, third. Distance, & feet 8 inches. Pole vault—Dc Long. Raton, first; Warner. Rocky Ford, second; Grish am. Trinidad, third. Height. 8 feet 10 inches. . Running broad jump—De Long, |B,;a»on. first; Btickcy. La Junta, sec ond: Love. La* Animas, third. Dis tance. 17 tcct 7 Inches. Baseball throw—Bcuchat, Trini dad. first: Coy!, Rocky Ford, sec end: Johnson. Trinidad, third. Dis tance, 340 feet to inches. 100-vard dash—Clore. Rocky Ford, first: Scaniand. Rocky Ford, second; Buckcy. La Junta, third. Time, t» 1-5. 220-yard dash—Scanland. Rocky Ford, first; Clore. Rocky Ford, sec ond: Sekins, Raton, third. Time, 230-yard hurdle—Love. Las Ani mas, first; Sinnock, Raton, second; Butt. Rator., third. Time, :3a. 440- yard dash—Warner, Rocky Ford, first; Sinnock, Raton, second; Jamieson, Trinidad, third. Time, «»3 4-5* 880-yard run—Burchett, Raton, first; Crowley. Rocky Ford, second; Hamil, Las Animas, third. Time, relay race—Rocky Ford, first; Raton, second; La Junta, third. Time, not announced. The Oratorical Contest In the evening the contest in ora tory and declamation was held and resulted in the division of first hon ors between Raton and Trinidad, the first winning in oratory and the lat ter in recitation. Second honors in oratory were awarded to the Rocky Ford representative. The prizes in oratory were distrib uted as follows: Charles Donnelly of Raton, first: Neal Combs of Ford, second. Trinidad was "represented by Arthur McChesnev ♦nd Las Animas by Theodore Hood. The prizes in declamation: Marga ret Rhodes of Trinidad, first: May- H rile Goin of Raton, second. Las Animas was represente-d by Gertrude Smith and Rocky Ford by Editha Green. BRIGHTNESS AND BEAUTY Marked the Opening of a New South Side Store. On Wednesday the formal opening of Mrs. Mattie Hulse'e new store on South Main street took place, and along in the afternoon the Enterprise man dropped in to tee what was doing. A glar.ce at the tastily decorated ehow windows gave promise of a splendid interior, but he was unprepared for the beauty encountered. Beauties in wax (we wouldn't be so bold aa te attempt a description of the femi mine loveliness) draped with beautiful •raatione of ladies outer wear, drew the admiring gaze of the visitor until hie eye .caughtthe display'of lingerie adorning that side of the room and he swiftly turned to view the beauty in china and art goods lining the shelves upon the ether aide. ’Twas a dream of beauty all about, but the unceasing entrance of lady visitors so embarrassed the reporter that lie only lingered amid the beauty and brightness until his coat lapel had been adorned with a beautiful carnation, and then quietly stole away. Entrancing music furnished by Mies tCiigore of La Junta, addad greatly to tip pleasure ef the visitors. HARSIN RE-ELECTED Ity a Majority Vote of Over Four Hundred. A splendid tribute to his ability as a school director was given F. M. Harsin at the election on Mjr.day, and at the same time a magnifl «nt showing was made of the number who are interested in school matters in Roci / Ford. From the time that the polls were opened until tl< j cljeo the lobby of Liberty school budding was crowded with eager voters who a * tticd their turn to deposit within the ballot box a slip of paper bear ing expression of their choice of candi dates for the position of school director for the next four years. When the votes were counted It was found that a total vole of 784 had been cast. Out of this grand total 671 bore a cross before the name of F. M. Harem, while his opponent, N. J. Miller, received 168 votes. Such an exceptionally large vote polled upon a chilly and disagreeable day like that of Monday is surely sufficient evi dence that great interest was taken la the election. NEW BARBER SHOP Tucker Bros. Have Move* Me ttaudaouee Quarters. A couple of weeks ego Tucker Brea, moved into the Hardey store annex and since that time their old barber shop has undergone a great ehange. On Wednes day they returned to the old stand—if we may so designate the handsome quarters they now. occupy at 017 Elm avenue. Since the building has been in the heads of the contractors It has been entirely re modelled. The shop has boon greatly enlarged, a new plain glass front has been put in. end the whele place repaint ed and decorated. With the handsome new fittings and modern applienoee that they have put in. Tucker Brae, four-chair shop Is as well equipped aad handsomely appointed tonsorial parlors as nay la the Valley. SURPRISE PARTIES Celebrate Wedding and Birthday Au alveraartas On Friday last Mr. aad Mrs. WUUa Boyd were married 86 ‘ years, aad the members of the Rebekeh Lodge aad Womans Relief Corps mode up their minds that the anniversary should be fittingly celebrated. Ten o’clock that morning found about forty ladies as sembled at I. O. O. F. Hall awaiting car riages to convey them to tho homo of Sistor Boyd. Their arrival was a great surprise to that lady, who had not ex pected such a company for dinner, but as the ladies had corns prepared they had soon arranged a most sumptuous repast. Afterward Mrs. Royal in a pleasing ad dress. presented the hoeteee with a beau tiful silver piece from each of the orders. The pleasures were finished off by hav ing their pictures "took", aad all left for thoir homes feeling that the day had been well spent. The Seller home on North Seventh streot was the scene of a pleasant gath ering last Friday evening, commemorat ing the sixty-second birthday of Mrs. Laura Seller. Though a complete sur prise to Mrs. Seller the party wae ex pected by her daughter. Miee Sadie Seller, and shortly before the hour appointed for assembly she had gotten her mother from home upon a plausible excuse. During her absence the friends and neighbors gathered in and the contemplated sur prise wae perfect. An elegant six-course dinner wae served, and it was getting late when the party broke up, one and all wishing their hoeteee many happy re turns of the day. Colorado Pioneer Called An Associated Press dispatch on Sat urday last brought sad news to T. F. Godding, Sr. The dispatch told of ths death of Robert Hauck, a prominent and wealthy farmer residing near Longmont, aged 78 years. Hie death leaves Mr. Godding the only surviving member of a party of four who left their hornet at Madison, Wis., with ox teams and made the long journey to Colorado, reaching Longmont in March, 1869, where the four families were near neighbors and warm friends for many years. Contract Let for Library The Library Board met last evening and opened the bide received for the con struction of the Public Library. Many contractors submitted figures on the building, as it is a good big job. The con tract was Ist to Crowder A Herring for $9,346. Chas. Recker, F. M. Harsin, Carl Miller and Jos. Effner of Rocky Ford were in the class of 75 neophytes who success fully withstood the tortuous pilgrimage across the burning sands of the Denver temple of the Mystic Shrine last Friday, night. W. B. Gobin was in charge of the bunch from this city, and saw that they got their mooey> worth. ROCKY FORD. COLORADO. FRIDAY. MAY 8. WRITES FROM THE METROPOLIS Another Interesting Letter from Rev. Potashinsky HILLS BACK EAST NOT LIKE WESTERN Description ol New York City from “Upt »wn" Ante- Off for Baltlmoro New York City, April 30, M. To The Enterprise: We left Niagara Fall* eastward bound on the New York, Ontario fit Western R. R.. traveling the. north ern section of the Empire state. For auite a distance this road run* along the shore of Lake Ontario and we enjoyed its fresh breeze New York is certainly a great state and every section of it has peculiar interest. To the student of American history ev ery part of the state is sacred. Many of the battles of the Revolu tionary war were ofugbt upon thij soil and where now throbs the rest less pulse of commercial life once throbbed the heart beats of men en- Siged in mortal combat deciding the sues of a holy cause. Here and there are mural tablets relating that on this very ground was fought this or that battle. Columbia University stands on the very spot where Wash ington fought ana wos the battle ol Harlem Heights. The northern section of New York state is hilly and the green knolls al ternating with the greener valleys nuke a very pretty landscape. One can not form an idea of these hilta from our Western foot hills. The New York hills are not so bold and impudent, but with every possible re snect greet the observer with grace ful Ikies of easy ascent and sloping declination. This region is the dairy centre of the state and judging from the prosperous looking farm houses and large barns this must be a pay ing business. Most of the milk is for New York Gty use. One is at a loss for words in de scribing New York Gty. Dr. Chase this morning after a tramp through Walt and Nassau streets declaring with failing breath "the half has not been told.** He was experiencing the "crush" to which the New Yorker •• accustomed. The stranger is much bewildered here by the narrow streets, tall and massive buildings and above all by the dense throngs —everybody going somewhere and everybody in a great hnrry. It's a maelstrom of life and if one be caught in these streams of conflict ing currents his original destination will be much changed before his jos tled remains escape the whirlpool. We did not fare as badly this morn ing as the above might indicate. I am but describing a former exper ience, and it is the wise individual who manages not to be bumped twice in the same spot. The Chases prof ited by my former bumping. We visited this morning two very inter esting churches—Trinity Episcopal— the oldest Protestant Episcopal church in the city—and John Street Methodist, the oldest Methodist church in this country. The former is known not as the largest but as the richest church in existence. Its property is valued in many millions and the income from the investments made by the vestry's standing com mittee is reported to be enormous. Our interest was chiefly in the John Street Methodist church, for denom inational reasons. Here In 176® — almost a decade before the Declara tion of Independence—was organized the first Methodist church in Amer ica, and the Methodist as he realizes that the present building stands on the original site, if he appreciates the force which this church has been in the building up of the nation as well as'the church at large, gives thanks and praise to that small body of men and women who having faith in God organized this church for the spread of His Gospel. Here have preached some of the greatest of Methodist preachers. Here Asbury and Summerfield preached to throngs. Among its laity we note such historic characters as Captain John Webb and Barbara Heck. Tab lets are placed on the walls in mem ory of a number of its ministers and upright laymen. The last tablet' be ing to the memory of Samuel Had ley “the Apostle to the Outcast", whose death in 1906 is remembered with profound sorrow. One trip the visitor to this great est of American cities must take — the "Uptown" trip offered by the Seeing New York Automobile Co. It has the advantage of covering this interesting district in the least time and to considerable advantage. We expected to find Fifth avenue a street of palaces. In this we were disappointed except in the case of Mr. Carnegie's home which may properly be described by that word. A number of houses in this street chief among them Senator Clark’s — are built for show. They do not im press the visitor with admiration — advertising the commercial rating of the owners and with It the lack of aesthetic taste and refinement of the same. Most of the homes se.en along this famous street are of mod est brown stone and for external beauty can be easily matched bv many of the homes in our Capitol Hill district in Denver. The cost of some of ' these houses is enormous, suggesting elaborate interior finish and decoration. New Yorker* talk of millions as we of Rocky Ford talk of thousand*. Many of these dwell ings . .st above a million dollars and scvei.i! of them exceed a cost of five millions The more substantial peo ple are not found buildint; these *hqwy places. We passed the lioine* of Harrintan, the Vanderbilt*, the GoiihL, Whitney*. Belmont, Have meycr. Rockefeller* and others as well known whose home* at lca»t on the outside —indicate some reserve of good sense on the part of their OWpers The guide took u* through Cen tral Park which at this time of the year i» a delightful spot. Among other thing, that one will really de light to ‘do’ is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. All the masters in painting and sculpture have con tributed toward this feast of the soul. Words are so inadequate that I make no attempt at detailed report of what may here be seen and—felt. One will feel that this privilege alone i* worth the expense of the journey across the continent. Riverside Drive i< a magnificent Boulevard along the Hudson River. Many of the finest homes are along thta thoroughfare. The historic places will impress you more than the elate ly houses. Here i« the house where Hamilton and Burr planned that de plorahlr duel by which the yenng na tion lost one of its best minds. Here is the very house—still standing— in which Washington met his wife for the first time. Some of the stir ring events of Revolutionary times occurred along this river. On every hand one sees monuments to the. warrior heroes and toward the head of this drive stands Grant’s mauso leum. Much that Is of interest to the vis itor must be omitted in this letter, bat 1 must say a word about New York’s most remarkable institution— | the subway. This underground rail way was recently finished at a coil of $i35.000/xx) and gives rapid trans portation facilities to the 4.000.000 people residing here. It runs under the tallest buildings as well as under the streets and to date but few acci-, dents have occurred in connection, with its traffic. The fact is the sub way is a safer mode of travel than the surface or elevated car lines snd Is so popular with the masse* that it is already inadequa j. New sub ways are now being planned snd before long New York will be a city under a city. The tall buildings arc legion am them—a head taller than the resY a «c>«.i4* the newly completed Singer building. 42 etorir.* and 636 fret high not counting the 150 feet below the sidewalk line. The Met ropolitan building now being erected will rise to a height of 800 feet and will be the tallest building in the world. The building* above twenty .stories high are too common to re ceive notice. The home life of this metropolis presents a most serious problem. The home idea is gradually fading out of the minds of these people. Land is too valuable to permit of yards and the children play in the streets. Rent is high and two or three rooms is as large a place as we can expect to occupy. If these rooms could he on separate ground it would not be ; so bad, but where these rooms are but a part of a house, housing many. families occupying similar space un der a common roof, privacy becomes ; a luxury too expensive to possess., Even in the better grade of "flats , it is difficult not to nave the entire ■ three or four or five or more stories; of tenants know your private affairs. J Race suicide is no doubt a serious menace but a more serious menace -a j the environment in which the desired offspring must spend the years of childhood. In the Ghetto and other congested districts, I saw too many children. Would there were less of them to crowd each other in these filthy surroundings. It makes one sick at heart to see the youngsters with begrimed faces pushed here and there by the crowding multitude with a future awaiting them in this neigh borhood destructive of body and mind as well as of soul. The district east of the Bowery has too many I children on its streets and the prob-1 lcin is not mere children but how to safeguard them. One notices that the ! children grow fewer as one travels uptown. That’s the other end of the problem. We are to stay here over Sunday and on Monday or Tuesday leave for Baltimore. Expect to cover Brook lyn and Ellis Island tomorrow. LOUIS M. POTASHINSKY. A Catastrophe A few mornings since a pesky cat dis turbed the somnolent quiet pervading a certain section of West Swink avenue. Maledictions and much weightier articles were hurled at the musically inclined feline, but without avail, until the fighting blood of two soldiers residing in the neighborhood was aroused and they sal lied forth with their trusty carbines, de termined to exterminate the critter. : Each of the old vetarana "got a bead" upon that impudant cat and for a time the shote flew thick and fact. When the amoks of battle cleared away the pussy was still perohed upon the fence, wear ing a complacent grin and seaming to say "you never touched me.’’ But residents of the locality say that the occurence only prove* the truth of the saying that •'a cat has nine lives.” and that they’ll hereafter feel safe with two such valiant marksmen to defend their homes. rr . himwiiim hi—— GET IT HEBE —a— mmm* 11 r 1 r *1 LOWNEY’S COOK BOOK ILLUSTRATED IN COLOR A new guide fur the house keeper, Uootl things to eat made in the most up* peti/.ing dishes. A &>()• page eloth hound vulutne Price 60cts. 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Sold for and all new stock AI OK WOO Most nil tfirt yc worth S 2 | ■ %)0 sizes IgAi I U Muslin Underwear Ladies’ Corset Covers, assort- Ladies’ muslin pants, trimmed ed sizes, muslin, lace I Q with tucks, well Aft. Ladies' skirts, regular price Ladies’gowns, good width and $1.60, with tucks and cluuy well made. V neck trimmed lace insertion, good ‘7|C. with tucks and rtnbr'd Qr. muslin lOU edging, worth 81.26 ODD 303 N. Main St. J^gpdei/S NO. 4!>