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Rocky Ford Enterprise.
TWKNTY-KIRST YKAR. DITCH ASSOCIATION ■kli Officers Mil Adopt* Commend* atory Resolution* The annual meeting of *l»e Arkan* US Valley Ditch association was held Saturday afternoon in Pueblo. Resolutions were adopted congratu lating the Bureau of Forestry of the department of agriculture upon its policy and endorsing the work of for est reservation. The following of ficers were re-elected: tj. W. Swink of Rocky Ford, president; D. T. Me* Clave of IJimar. vice president; C. M. Hall of Rocky Ford. secretary; Frank Kreyhill of l.a* Nnimas. treas urer. G W. Swink. G. M. llall and C. K. Mcllarg were named as the executive commijtcc. The annual re|K»rt of the treasurer was submitted. There was a general discussion on the use ut river water for storage reservoir* A resolution was adopted requesting that the state water authorities insist upon the Twin Lakes rescrv*»ir ami other com panies installing rating weirs at both intakes and out take*. Among those present were f* W. Reach, deputy slate engineer; J. M. iacksnn. division engineer; John lilc. water commissioner «-f district No. 12; S. W. Cressy. water com missioner district No. 17: F. M. Mears. water commissioner district No. 67. The following companies were represent**'!: High l inn Canal company. G. 11. Mali of Rocky Ford: Oxford Farmer** Ditch company. P. J. Barnard of Fowler; Catlin t anal company. J. \V, Meaty of Manranola:j Rocky Ford Ditch company. G. \\\ Swink of Rocky I - <1: I a ;tin » Ca nal company, R !■’ Lev. :< of La Junta; Otero Irritating dit<*h, G. A Kilgore of La Junta; Vndty Canal company. S (». Porter « ’ Holly; La mar Canal. L. li G*r.- Ve of La mar; Bc** c ”‘ r r Irri.t tm Ditch com nany. C K Mcllarg of Pueblo; For: Lyon Canal company. 11. L Ltiber* and Frank Krcybtll of Las Animas The resolutions passed in regard to the preservation of the forests fol low: Whereas, we know that the des- j tmetion of forest arras leads inevit ably to irregular stream flow in atreams of such denuded water sheds, resulting in alternating destructive flood* and periods «»f excessive drouth, and that such conditions in older countries have turned highly productive areas into barren deserts. We believe that we can already ob serve in the Arkansas river and other atreams of Colorado the initial condi tions leading to such dire conic 3urnces \nd that -itch conditions <*rc tic to the destruction of more than four-fifths of the original forest area of Colorado by fire and otherwise. and Whereas, we know that the loss to the people of the Arkan m vallagr, the state of Colorado and tlir conn-; try by reason of preventable forest fires, unlawful and wa -tcful lumber ing and injury to forc»t and other | lands by overstocking with sheep and cattle, is already incalculable and vastly in excess of any benefits de rived therefrom. Wc believe that the system of na tional forest reserves inaugurated by 1 President Cleveland and most nota bly extended by President Roosevelt, affords and promises to afford. thej only adequate chock to the evils indi cated. Wc believe that the r:r,.nt an l vi tal importance of the conservation o* j our forests so far trail'• • nds the pri vate and corporate interests inimical to the newly inaugurated forestry, jtystem and any fine spun theory of state rights that they ho.-omc insig nificant by comparison. Wc believe that the exiting for cstry system and administration, by its wonderful reduction of forest fires, its prevention of fraudulent land entries, its development of same and economical lumbering and its awakening of public sentiment on forestry in general, has already done a work, the value of which cannot be overestimated and a Cord-- promise ot greater results for the future, and _ We believe that any defects which may exist in the present forestry management arc inherent to the bp ginning of an operation so v: -t in its scope and will he found and re moved by continued experience. Wc believe that in the foregoing preamble we voice the sentiment of ;.n overwhelming majority not only of the people of thi« valley, but of our state and the entire west; there fore be it Resolved, that wc hereby extend to the bureau of forestry of the dcaprt tnent of agriculture our congratula tions upon the work already accom plished and again express our confi dence in its administration and pledge our continued support, and. Resolved, that a copy of this pre amble and resolutions be sent to each senator and representative for Colo rado in congress with the earnest recommendation that they Icin' their aid to all legislation tending to strengthen and perfect the existing national forestry system; copies also ho sent to Governor Buchtcl and to Chief Gifford Pinchot. Bricklayers this week commenced work upon a substantial new building on the corner of Ninth street and Railroad avenue, which will be occupied as a garage by the Otero Garago & Bicycle Co. Louis Huguenin. the old and well known Frenchman who for many years has re sided on North Twelfth street departed with his family on Tuesday for North west Canada, where they will make their future home. GRADUATING EXERCISES Another year's work in the Rocky Ford eobools will olose ; oue week from today—Friday, May 22—and the students are ; busily preparing for the exercises that will mark the oloeing. | Popular iutereet, of eouroe, oeuters about the Olase of 1908, , which this year numbers 14, but to psreuts and pupils there is ; no less ioterest in the exercises marking the graduation from ; Eighth Qrade. Tho class this year is the largest ever turned ; out by tho high eohool preparatory depirtmeut, nurabejiog 42 ! from Liberty aud 3 from Lafayette school. The Board of Education has adopted the following order J of exercises for commencement week: Sunday. May 17—Union Sarviee at Presbyterian Church at 11 o'clock. Baccalaureate Address by Rev. W. I. Davenport. Tuesday. May 19—Clast Play. “The Professor." at Grand Opera House. Class of 1908. Thursday. May 21—Eighth Grade Graduation Exercises. Liberty Class at Liberty Building. 8 p.m. Friday. May 22—Eighth Grade Graduation Exercises. Lafayetta Class at Lafayetta Building. 2:30 p m. . Friday. May 22 High School Commencement Exercises at Grand J | Opera House. 8 pm. Commencement Address by < , M. F. Libby. Ph. D.. Professor of Philosophy of Edu- « 1 cation and Chairman of High School Committee, ' University of Colorado. 1 > Following is tho program for Liberty Class of tho High ! School l'ro|mratory Do|mrtiuout: Invocation..... < > Salutation ...... Eugene WeybHghfc X “Spring Song" Clast < > Luther Burbank . Roy Qinter ' 1 Solo -“In Shadow Land" Marie Powell | ! “Jem's Last Ride" Birdie Tisdale • > “Pardners” Carl Cline ' 1 “The Bird’s Carol" - Class , , “The Jungle" - Maude Monk man “Horalius at the Bridge” Frederick Bolloe J ’ P.a-o Solo - “Idlllo” Sylvia Bacon “Welcome. Sweet Day of Rest" Manderson Evane < > "Sm..:. Beginnings’* Juanita Boyd ] ’ * Spar tscut to the Gladiators’* Ralph Collins 1 | Valedictory .. Myrtle Rumble Pro-.cntalion of Diplomas C. F. Evans 11 Cass Song ... Girls Chorus “Star* of the Summer Night” Claes < • Colors Lavonder and Whitt. Motto—“ Climb. Tho’ tha Rocks be Rugged.” 1 the graduates: class or nineteeh-eight— Ray Latson Loyd Robertson Alma E. Mick# I son , J. Neil Combs Rotcoe Conklin Jones Octavia Irene Hall Lester G Scanland Cary Robert Pollock Nettie Maude Caldwell ' ’' Mary Charhne Cover Eva Lena Gobin H. Clyde Clore Roy McKittrtck Lana Grace McGee • eighth orade— Joe Amend John Jackson Gladys Peary < > Frederick Boliee Karl Klina Myrtle Reynolds Juanita Boyd Harry Keiper Ruth Robb , , Ida Byars Lawrence Kelso Roy Rolandar Sylvia Bacon George Maxwell Verne Rica ; * Myrtle Baumgartner Vernon Manny Roy Sayers Maude Butler Jemima Mark Alma Samples < • Ralph Collins Lille C. Martin Edna Simon Kathleen Crowder Kathleen Monk man Birdie 'Dedal# Kenneth Evane Maude Monkman Harry Tal helm • Manderson Event France* McAdoo Carl Twichall Roy Qinter Wylio Potter Eugene Way bright , Frod Hohnbaum Inst Potter Ralph Welch * Neal Ingraham Marie Powell Philip Yant J A BIG MEETING Delegates from Valley Town* Assem ble at La Junta Yesterday. Train* to La Junta yesterday were crowdod with delegato* to the convention that had been callod to discus* the pro posed Kansas-Colorado Power and Rail road Co. In the crowd were delegations from Canon City. Puobio and other towns along the valley, and at this point they 1 were joined by most of the thirty-s x members of the committeo appointed by j President Lance of the Rocky Ford Board of Trade and many besides the committeo who woro interested in the pr- -(ct for an electric power and irriga [ tion company. According to A. B. Hulit. who is pro ; moting the scheme, the plan is to build power plants and an electric road from Canon City or Florence. Colo., to Garden City or Dodge City, Kan. Tho first j and main object appears to be to light I the towns and furnish power for lifting 1 water for irrigating purposes along tho ; V<>iioy, for which $3,500,000 will bo re quired and the idea is o furnish thiscap -1 itai by the sale of stock to land owners j and others along the way. 1 As soon as this stock company is or ganized and contracts secured for t*e full amount of the stock, then the plan is to increase tho stock and bond issue to $16,000,000 for the purpose of building the railroad. The promoter says that not one dollar of promotion stock will be issued; each share will be sold for cash or notes, which will be put in the hands of a well known Trust Company, to be held by them until the plants are built and every provision of the proposed contract com plied with. Oddfellow’S Banquet. Another largo class of candidates were made Patriarchs at the meeting of Zoar Encampment last Friday night. Visiting members from Fowler, Manzanola and La Junta brought in several aspirants for Patriarchal honors and the local lodge contributed a good quota. A splendid banquet at the. Arlington Cafo followed tho ceremonies of initiation. Rocky Ford Lodge, No. 87,1. O. 0. F., indulged In a social session on Tuesday night. Tho regular business of the even ing was dispensed with and instead the time was most enjoyably spent in par taking of an excellent supper and in •temly and sociable amusement. ROCKY FORD. 00L0KAD0. FRIDAY. MAY 15. 1908. SHOCKING ACCIDENT Little Daughter of Karl Weld Killed by Fell from Upstairs Window. This community wss greatly shocked on Tuesday afternoon by an unfortunato accident that befell littlo Lucilo. tho threo-year-old daughter of Mr. end Mrs. Karl Weid. The little girl was playing in the apartments above her father's bak ery on Front street and had apparently leaned over a window sill to call to her father below when she lost her balance and fell head foremost lo the cement pavement, a distance of some 1 7 fcet # A hurry call was sent for Dr. Pollock, who was in a few moments bending ovor the unconscious form of tho littlo child, but a cursory examination showed that the skull had been badly fractured and there was no chance for recovery. The doctor had the little one rornoved to his hospital in tho forlorn hope that an oper ation to relieve the pressure upon the brain might be of benefit, but it was found that the injury had been too severo and in a few hours the vital spark had left the little broken frame. With ail that was mortal of their child the stricken parents departed yesterday morning for Perry, Okla., whero tho re mains will be interred. Library -Site Chosen. The Library Board on Tuesday went over the portion of City Park allotted them for library purposes and definitely decided upon where the building should be placed, and it only remains for the City Engineer to stake off the site when active work will begin. According to the board’s decision the building will bo plac ed just south of the centor of the par*, facing toward the north, and the inten tion is to have the steps leading to tho main entrance reach and connect with the circle walk. It is expected that the j excavation will be commenced by tho first of next week. Council /lattcrs. The city council on Tuesday night granted pool hall licenses to Messrs Jack son. Martin, Rodeck and Swink. They j also gavo a first reading to an ordinance granting a ten year franchise extension to the Rocky Ford Electric Light Co. Several bills were flowed and the re- j mainder of the time at Tuesday and Wednesday nights session was spent in the discussion of important matters which have not yet reached the point of , definite action. * FROM BALTIMORE ‘ TMrfi latureotlac Letter from Rev. PetMbhuky To the Enterprise: Ellis Island, New York’s immigra tion station, it one of the most in teresting city. The ferry boat which took us over was a little unsteady, - the »ra being choppy, but by exercis , ing a little “mental science** we were able to cross without adding any ! thing to the troubled waters. We were unfortunate in arriving before the steamer Lusitania was allowed to l«av c quarantine and so did not wit ness tho loading of her 500 steerage passenger* But having seen the proce-s of eliminating the undesira ble portion of immigrants some two ] year* ago in this same port a brict word as to the treatment which the foreigner receives on reaching the threshold of this land of liberty is, offered. [ Tlie term which best fits this treat* , ment is the word “herding.” Just as ► in the west cattle are “corralled" | "cui ..ui", “run through** and “p<y»* ► ncd.” etc . *0 here the crowd is uriv ' en ini ' a large corridor, thence to ► ward several sin ill corridors or » llmtca at ends of which are inspcct | or* who examine the eye*, nose and » throat The cutting out process 1* ' not a pleasant one for families must | be broken up by it hut if there i* » any sign of disease the inspector ' chalk % upon the person' of the sub » jeet lu* finding ami they are “pen » ncd" for a further examination I Those who are clear cases as, to . health and can satisfy the authorities ' that they will not become public ! charges arc “run through,” given 1 meal and a day’s rations, tagged | with their ultimate American destt ! nation and ferried across the bar -1 bor into New York City. Over a | million immigrants come to our 1 shore* annually and the la*k of pro-1 feeling the health, morals and polit ; leal safety of our country, which the 1 immigration commission assumes, is no light one. The scrions thing . about the modern immigration prol*- 1 lent is the fact that the number who 1 come to us from England. Ireland, » Germany and France is decreasing | while the number from Italy. I.ithu » nia. Russia and Asia is Incrcifing. * Wc visited last Saturday morning \ the Jewish Temple Bethel on 76th ► street and Fifth ave. It has been ' qnitp awhile since the writer wor \ shipped in a Jewish Temple and he ► wa> delighted to find that he could * stir, follow the service in the Ho* , brfw. The sermon Wll in English ► and from its doctrinal point of view | might have been presented from a 1 Methodist pulpit. Wc enjoyed the ►' whole service, with its impressive ► ritual and fine singing. \fter the ► service wc met the Rabbi, Dr. Selen [ maun, and had a pleasant chat with him. On Sunday wc worshipped at the Madison Avenue Methodist church in the morning and at the Calvary Methodist church in the evening. This latter church has a membership of over 3.000 and at the evening ser vice ministered to fully 25 00 person* and tha: on .i warm '1 hi* is the usual attendance wc were told at this sc rv icc. On Tuesday morning, the sth. we hade good by to New York after a week’s stay, hut not until wc had promised our lio-t to return the last of the month for a further three days visit and took the Pennsylvania road for Baltimore, the seat of our Gen eral Conference. Wc arc pleasantly housed here for the month at 12 03 Madison avc. and have made all our arrangements for our work in con nection with this gathering. The writer is on the staff of the Central Christian Advocate and will have the advantage of hearing all the debates and addre-sses from the press tables. In Los Angeles, Cal., four years ago it was almost impossible for one who had not purchased a season’s ticket to find room in the vast pavilion and it looks as if it might hr even more 1 difficult here, although the Lyric hall j scats over 3000 peoples At the open- 1 , ing session 717 «*f the 7R7 legal dclc -1 gates answered in person at roll call. These delegates come from the four corners of the earth, Asia, Africa, South America and Europe arc rep . resented. The best blood of the 1 world is here found. It woiild < he difficult to find a more cosmopolitan ' and intelligent bodv anywhere. Among the delegates from our own land wc noticed Governors I loch of Kansas and Manley of Indiana and Senator Dollivcr of lowa. Prominent men arc numerous and greatness | seems to he. so common as to cease , to he impressive. It is inspiring to • note that coming as these delegates , do from different sections of our; own and other lands that on every \ question that has basis in moral wcl- i fare, they see eye to eye. This was well illustrated when in reading the Episcopal address Bishop Gordsell asked the conference to pledge it i s»-!f to eternal warfare against the 1 liquor traffic and as one. man the con- I fercncc arose and with the 2,000 spec tators vowed tq wage against this I iniquity eternal conflict. It was fully I 10 minutes before the Bishop could proceed with the address. ! Baltimore is a city of some. 600.000 j people, a considerable number of 1 whom are colored. The streets arc ; somewhat hilly and not any too wide, i The section destroyed by the great fire several years ago is now rebuilt I and is now the best section of the city. Wc have had littlo time to go around since wc. arrived. We are kept busy with other matters. We are here as Methodists and find our i Continued on Supplement. ANGELUS GRAPE JUICE ■HHHHMRRMBRMBnm Nature’s Pure Food Drink. Made from the choicest California WHITE GRAPE For the Sick Room or for Home Use it is UNEXCELLED 35cents and 65 cents PER BOTTLE Kimzey Grocery Company “Good Things to Eat” The Roses Are Budding The Grass Growing The Birds Arc Singing And everyone seems Imppy who liny (Jroeerics at The C. O. I). Note our low Cash Prices. Fine for fen Tea Sugar *5.95 cwt. is ibs $1 ° ,,r *• , ‘"' l <loe llero’H I'nr below \ nluo Spuds $1,60 cwt 14 Ibs 25c ' ' hu, ‘ "* ■ Full ut Jonmtooß <*••</ 10c Pf/taar 5 mom cnaefl of Poa* fprit'cSe * KMII sacks 1.40 t 1-45 Morn giillmi Applen enu 35c 44 • D Kuliev Kvp Applet* lb lie Mexican Deans 71b 25c n.oKv P iwi». su> i.v Faiicy lTti:.f*H n Himp, 3 1b.25c Dry Salt Meat ib. ioc, iic ’A'":- - ~£‘ ! j iw, »w, »»*. iViu l J apKH’ftd Ib lor Hams lb |3c and 14c Last eall’on Lard. Going Up Breakfast Bacon ib isc p “ u .«§« New Cabbage ib 3c I *»"> - -..’-’.'.V.’.".V.V.V. 2.15 EggS Fresh Ranch, do?. 15c Butter, Ib 20c and 25c B Yours to Serve Phone West #/7. Free Delivery B 0.0. D. GROCERY COMPANY See Our Monday (Morning I’iiee List , n - (1»'W . Eans?P! , ?^es*«.'i2orr’'r-r'.; 'HW.'irjfc, JCordeyi BargW !To dean up our Ladies’ Waists ana f Muslin Underwear we make these prices Ladies’ White Shirt Waists Ladies' waists, made of lino assorted sizes worth 50' - to white trimmed with $1.25. Somewhat fdlet lace, seme with or. soiled OOC tueks and emli’y. l->0 O’./U Ladies’ Une white Waists.em- l.miies’ white .lap silk waists broidery front,lace trim, neat embroidery fronts. Sold for ■ and all now stock (ft ■Qg S-l 00 Most all gt«) I worth *2 vj> I iO J sizes ..dt. I vl I Muslin Underwear Ladies’ Corset Covers, assort- Ladies' muslin pants, trimmed ed sizes, muslin, lace | rt. witli tucks, well Ofif l Ladies’ skirts, regular price f,allies paviis, r i width and $1.50, with tucks anil finny well made. V neek trimmed lace insertion, good 7r„ with tucks and embr’d nr. muslin (DC edging, worth $1 25 OJC 303 N. Main St. jf£cu dey 'S NO. 50