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—WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1922.
PAGE EIGHT THE VALLEY, THE STATE, THE WEST THREE FINE FI EL WELLS Gas and oil circles were agitated yes terday over the new* from 'Amarillo Of tho tapping of the greatest gas "'ell in the world, in Car‘tin county. Texas. The fact that the bore was put down to 2,850 feet "'ll! he taken as an en couragement toward deep boring, and the thought occur* that doubtless there are plenty of wells, abandoned at a few hundred feet, would havo panned out big if put down further. However, Texas is not the whole thing, in the line of liquid fuel. Only last week the second well at Aztec, south of Durango, was completed, and it is fully equal to the grand well No. 1 near by and giving out at least as much gas. Thy whole town of Aztec, a community of several hundred people is now lighted and heated with gas, pipes* having hepn laid thru all its atreeta. The discovery there of "wet” ga» in abundant quantity is not only In Itself a great asset for the rich San Juan basin but it gives strong prom ise of the existence of oil somewhere in that region. PATS NEXT BIRTHDAY To live to h« 101 year? old is in it self remarkable enough. But to at tain this ripe age without ever for getting anything is to have achieved something exceedingly rare. Patrick Murphy, who lives on a ranch five miles front Monument, will pass his birthday tomorrow and his friends say that ho hac truly a camera mind. For a cen tury and a year the events of a world havo been passing In review across the film of hi?* brain, and it is the belief of those who know him well that all has been recorded. He is an oral book of history. Mr. Murphy, who if President Lin coln wero living today would bo 12 years ills senior, has never thought of retiring from the active work of life. I>*«t year he put In Ills crop of pota toes and dug them when they had grown. CAN HAVE GAS TO BURN The newly reorganized gas company down the valley ha* pprung the big gest surprise of this queer >ear. r evidently believes in doing business, rather than profiteering on a narrow margin W. A. Tobias, manager of the Otero County (lug company, made ap plication to the public utilities* com mission for permission to mako lower rates for gae in U Junta and Rocky Ford, much to the astonishment of that body which quickly consented to the request. The new rates will go Into effect the first of the month and will i>e: Firm 2.000 cubic feet, 20'cents per hundred; next 3,000 feet. 18 rents per hundred: over .'..0n0 feet, 1C cents a hundred; over .000 feet, H cents per hundred. The minimum Is Si per , month. TO MAKE GARDEN FARMS A promoting company from Kansas has made plans to pint a large tract of fine land south of MansanolA. into smaller piece* of 20 to 40 acres, for sale to homoneekertr. each tract to get a suitable share of Apisapa water. This will be one of the important develop ment* in the ••xtenslon of the inten sive farming system in Arkansas val Coming to the fl\rr nil H/l Theater M/pp K/l I VI Friday I II I I X rlLrflTl March 17 I II IJ I i jML. AIHIb cal profrmm. Afternoon at 2 Evening at 8 ——— “5T Pennsylvania Hills Steel Industries” Presented by the MiSS TUs L.R. Steel Service Corporation Yo u’H Regret It If You Do * | • and REMEMBER it it coming to the L. K. Steel Service Corporation __ . _ _ _ 4 “* PALM THEATER « F *'S?i v ., Children, under 15 years of age, must be accompanied by parents or guardians lt costs you nothing but it is worth much and every citizen of Pueblo should see it i Icy. The land down thorp is the finest tho sum chines on. and there are two Immense cement dam* in the Apiaapa | w hich la the longest creek on the east, slope. The Swink system or upper dam distributes water thru large ditches to five reservoirs and runs to within a few miles of Rocky Ford. WESTEKN CONDENSATIONB Farmers from Saiida to Buena Vista are to meet at the former city on Sat urday afternoon for tho purpose of making further organization to encour age tho growing of vegetables in largo quantity. Only by co-operative raark • ting. It is argued, can financial suc cess be attained. Contracts for ship | ping of sale of head lettuce havo been niado but It if* the intention to add celery, peats, cauliflower and cabbage to the list of moneymakers. The peas and cauliflower produced up there arw the world's best. A new Methodist church was dedi cated on Sunday at Towner, Kiowa county. Tho dedicatory address was given by Itrv. Edward Dunlavy of Pvnver university. District Superin tendent C. W. Handier of Pueblo, preached on the previous evening and «m Sunday there was a basket dinner. Rev. W. V . Garner is the pastor of tho new church. Henry Monell, 77. died at Boulder where he has resided for some years. Hr was an uncle of T. W. and Harry Monell of Montrose and was a pioneer of the west slope. He came to Colo rado In 1872. He was a mining expert and was with the Golden Fleece at Lake City and the Wheel of Fortune at Ourav and with companies In Ix?ad ville and Aspen. The sarcastic Lamar Sparks in one of ita sparks observes: Remarkable phenomena have been noticed in the Arkansas Valley recently. One of them was the display of the Aurora Borealis, and the other was the application of La Junta Gas company .for permission to reduce its rate to consumers. Western slop* basket ball tourna ment. held at Delta last week, was the most successful athletic classic evtr staged In that section of the state, nc cordiug to tho statements Issued by tho various coaches. Financially, the three days' games netted in gross re ceipts 81.250. The dates of April 14 and 15 have been selected for the holding of a stock show at Lamar. A general committee has been appointed and Is already ac tive In preliminaries. Expense of feeding bootlegger pris oners In Teller county Is becoming too great, and the county commissioners there have started a movement which may spread to other counties, of urging the Judges to give culprits fines in stead of Jail sentences. Ragged Mountain Live Block asso ciation was organized at Hotchktss with fifty of the stock growers of the North Fork Valley signing up as mem era A block of ground on the north side THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN BERLIN GOES DRY DURING STRIKE; THIRSTY RESIDENTS RUSH PUMPS “All hands t* th* pumps.” While Berlin m la th* throw o t tho rot rat otrike citizens nrehwt tho streot pump* to supply their water needs. The municipal plant was unable to function because at the strike KANSAS GRAIN CROPS REPORT DECREASE TOPEKA. Kaa., March 14.—Stocks of grain on Kansas farms are much smaller than a year ago. according to a report issued today by Edward C. Paxton. Kansas statistician, for the bureau of market* and crop estimate* for the Fnttcd States department of agriculture. Estimates *t of March 1 show only 18.017.000 bushel* of wheat still In producers' hand* •• compared with 42,- 923,000 bushels a year ago. Farm corn reserves on March 1 were 39.Rm.000 bushels as compared with 71.450.000 bushels last year. Oats dwindled from t 1.144.000 bushels to »,- at Montrose has been designated as a camp site for tourists, and th* dig manager I* making out plans for suVi able improvements. B. S. Ksufmsnn. for To years on* of tho most prominent merchants of Colo rado Springs, died from pneumonia. 344.000 bushels and barley from 9.391 000 to 6.250.000 bushels. BULGARIA REGRETS LEGATION BOMBING BOFIA. March 14 —Denouncing th* bombing of th* United States legation on Baturdsy night. Minister of th« Interior Daskaloff has issued this stdtement; "We are all Indignant st the odious attempt against the United States le gation. Its author could not be Bul garian. for ther* is hot a Bulgarian who could thus offend the great American repubMc. to which the Bul garian people are so much indebted." Parliament, with th* socialists and communists participating, vetterday unanimously voted th* regrets of par liament and th* country for the bomb- 1 tng of th* legation. i Lott articles may ba recovered thru a Chieftain wanted. Phone 1955. it 1 ■■ 11 - 1 is If* tl w .-J) To Every Boy or Girl who gets a certain number of subscriptions to the Chieftain. WE ARE GOING TO GIVE A Columbia Bicycle This doesn't mean that just one or two Bicycles will be given away to the ones getting the largest number of subscriptions, but that EVERY BOY or GIRL who get a certain number (and not a very large number at that) will get a Columbia. We're going to print the picture of the Boy or Girl who gets the first Columbia. WILL IT BE YOU? Collect No Money. Contest Ends April 15 Start Now! Don’t Delay! Fill In This Coupon w I I am yennu of age and dwlro to tlATirr enter yonr OolnaiMa Blryrle itmpalfn. 1 will mil at —-NU I ICt— your office In person and rrrdTe InotrnctloM. To Bon tad Qirla Ontaido of PaeUo XAME Writ® to Oral! H. roller, core of tha PU EBLO CHIEFTAIN and he will toll yon ADDRW6 how to get your COLUMBIA BICYCLE. tes============== l a m as ======£