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The new era. (Walden, Colo.) 1906-19??, June 13, 1907, Image 1

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Engine for Gang Plow
Steams Into the
Means the Cultivation of Ma
ny Acres of Sagebrush
With whistle blowing and decorated
with flags, the 35 horse power Reeves
traction engine,the first one ever in the
Park by the way, purchased by Win.
Douelson to use in reducing the land in
liis section from a state of ariduess to
one of civilized cultivation, puffed into
Walden Friday afternoon, and was met
on the outskirts of town by every man,
Oats raised last summer at Rand, by W. F. Donelson.
woman and child able to get away from
business or household dutaes.
To the more effete and cultivated sec
tions of the state the interest taken in
this machine may seem childish, but to
the people of of North Park, who arc
anxious to see the agricultural features
of the count ly developed, it means the
breaking upof and cultivating thousands
of acres of as good land as the sun ever
shone upon, as there will undoubtedly
be several of the big traction engines
purchased if the one brought iu for Mr.
Donelson proves a success. And it will
too, for what can bo done in other sec
tions with gang plows can be duplicated
here. To Mr. Douelson is duethecro
I Free! - Free!]
We babe a limited number of Horse j|
‘Blankets and will gibe one free with J
each $25.00 purchase <
Commencing cMay 13th 1907. 'Better 3
hurry order before they are all gone.
Gem City Grocery Co •Laramie. j
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Eslie Wynn,
Jewelry, Silverware, Cut
Glass, Confectionery,
Stationery, Novelties.
Walden, Colorado.
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In God We Trust; All Others Cash, or Good Security.
difc for much progressive work in the
Park in an agricultural way. He has
ever faith in the possibilities, and backs
up his faith by action. Last season he
raised, with very little care, line barley,
oats and field peas. His garden was re
plete with vegetables of all kinds and
had a large quantity of both table and
sugar beets and field carrots.
The engine is supposed to haul a gang
of twenty plows. In actual work the
machine moves at the rate of 3} miles an
hour, but on the way in from Laramie
six miles an hour was the average speed,
although the almost impassible roads and
bridges that required bolstering up took
up more time than was consumed in
continuous travel. At one place on the
road over, Jerome Decker had to pull
out around the engine with his loaded
freight wagons, and got into a mudhole
the wagons sinking in to the axles. In
stead of unloading, Decker unhitched
his horses and the engine was hooked up,
pulling the wagons out as though they
were so many playthings.
Down on the Laramie plains the ranch
men have four or live of these engines
and are plowing up a large acreage of
arid land each year and getting it under
cultivation, and there is no reason why
gang plows cannot he used successfully
in here.
With proper care in selecting hardy
seed, adapted to high altitudes, grain.
oats, wheat, barley and rye, all kinds of
vegetables, small fruits, such as currants,
gooseberries, strawberries, etc., may be
raised in abundance.
One of the necessities here, potatoes,
instead of being grown in tho Park as
they should, have to be imported. From
the success of those who raise potatoes
for their own use, here, there is no ex
cuse for not raising sufficient tubers to
at least supply the home market, and
yet it is a safe estimate that a large ma
jority of North Park ranch meu do not
raise potatoes for home use.
Subscribe for the New’ Era.
Ara Anxious to Conserve Sup
ply of Lumber—Endor
se Reserves
Washington, D. C., June 4—That the
condition of the timber supply of the
United States has become a source of
anxiety to representative lumbermen of
the country was emphasized in practical
talks on the subject at the annual ses
sion of the National Lumbermens' Asso- i
elation held last week at the Jamestown
A striking feature of the proceedings
was that at this meeting of manufactur
ers of lumber, representing a body of i
men whose annual production repre |
sents 14 of the 34 billion board feet of
saw-timber yearly cut in the United 1
States, close attention was given to the i
question of the future supply of timber.
Ono of the strongest pajiers read review
ed tho whole situation carefully and
showed the importance of preserving
forest resources by conservative lumber
ing or applying the principles of forestry.
Tho following resolutions were
endorsing heartily the policy of the Fed
oral government in creating national !
forests throughout the country, and
pledging the support of the association
to the movement generally:
Resolved: That the National Lumber
Manufacturers' Association in conven
tion assembled, hereby voices its hearty
approval of the policy of our Federal
government in estabeisliing large forest
reservations in various sections of our
land, and would urge the congress to
give liberal consideration to such policy.
Whereas, in view of our rapidly de
creasing forest resources it is of the
greatest importadee that an accurate de
termination be made of the kind and
quantity of standing timber in the Un
ited States iu order to secure a sound
basis for plans for forest management
and utilization.
Resolved: That we respectfully re
quest the Forest Service and tho Bureau
of Census to undertake this work at
earliest convenience, and that we here
by pledge our heartiest oo operation to
all efforts of the Government to secure
information ernoerning any of the inter
ests of the lumber industry.
It must be accepted as a sentiment sig
nificant of tho general attitude of the
industry’ directly’ affected by the policy of
Government in reseving timber where the
resolutions endorsing tho policy arc un
animously adopted by an o&sociation of
lumbermen which annually’ cuts more
thon 40 percent of tho lumber produced
in the United States.
Subscribers are Delivering
Poles; Line to be Finished
About the 1 sth.
Geo Conners, who is president of the
Upper Michigan Telephone Co, was in
from the upper country Friday’, accom
panied by his wife and baby, and was
a caller at the New Era office. Mr. Con
ners syasthe holes for tho new telephone
line, which will tnke in all the upper
Michigan ranches, are dug and poles are
being delivered along the route by’ sub
sceibers. If the work continues to
move along in a satisfactory’ mannar the
line will be completed py the 15th of the
present month.
Mr. Conners states that wire, insulat
ors and all necessary appliances have
been purchased and when the poles are
set tho wire will bestrung in a hurry.
This will he a grounded circuit for
the present,and already has fifteen sub
scribers. Later on it is expected the
ranchmen on the upper Canadian will
come on this line.
Last Two Churnings
Aggregate that
Walden Creamery Gaining
and Butter is of the
Finest Quality.
From 800 pounds of butter the first
week, the North Park creamery, now
iu its fourth week churned 1000 pounds
of butter the last two churnings, with a
gain of many gallons of cream each week,
j J. W. McPheetera, who is bow in
j charge of the creamery here, lias had fif
' toen years experience in creamery work
j and has the highest of recommendations.
! Mr. Sterzbach, who is now getting the
I I ramie creamery in shape, will continue
]to have supervision over the Walden
| ereamery, speaks very’ highly of Mr.Mc
j Pheeter’s work in other sections and as
Mr. Sterzbach gained the confidence and
i esteem of everyone in the Park who had
1 the pleasure of meeting him, his recoin
| inundation of Mr. McPheetera will go
; with all.
j Iu speaking of the Park as a dairy
i country’, on the eve of his departure for
J Laramie Mr.Sterzbach said: “I am sorry’
;to leave the creamery here. I like the
people and the country, and but tor my j
wife's health, to which is added the fur
! ther inducement of an increase iu this ;
worlds goods, 1 should be very’ much ;
i tempted to remain.
“The plant at Larauiie will be larger
than the oHa bsit I wish to say 1 do
not ekpoot to niako as good butter there
as here. You have the finest dairy conn
try in the world, and the finest cream.
There is a quality about it which you
will find in no other section.
“I wish to again urge the ranchmen
to get acquainted with the methods of
the creamery'. Gome in aud see the
cream tested. Get acquainted with all
the details. Nothing will obviate any
friction that may arise so much as a thor
ough understanding of the methods used
“If you think your cream does not test
as high as it should do not blame the man
ager but look over the stock. Have the
milk from each cow tested and cull out
all the poor stock. The care with which
you milk your cows, their feed, the sep
arating of the milk, all have their effect
upon the per cent of butter fat.”
Mr. McPheetera, in speaking with a
representative, also remarked on the
dairy possibilities of the Park and said
“I have made butter for a good many’
years, but outside of tbs prize butter
turned out at different times by the east
ern creameries North Park butter can
not be equalled."
That the people of the Park realize the
possibilities of dairying is shown by tho
increasing amount of cream being brot
in weekly, and the importation of thor- ,
bred dairy stock from the great dairy
farms of the east. A. A. Hunter is ono
of the latest to invest, having brought
in six thouroughbred Holstein cows and
a Holstein bull. Their original cost,
and their safe transportation to this
point is not a small item but the profits
accruing trom the milk and the calves
that will be raised each year will make
the investment profitable almost from
the start.
Rates to Convention.
The Colorado Railroad lines have j
made a rate of one fare for the round .
trip to the Public Lands Convention. !
Tickets will be on sale June 17th with j
a final return limit of June 22. From
the Missouri river west a rate of one
fare plus $2 has been establashed with
a limit of October 31. This is the
regular tourist rnte but will be avail
able to delegates. Rates from Wyom
ing, Montana and Utah have not yet j
been announced . As the time for the
convention approaches the indications j
are that the attendance will hi large. ;
Interest in this affair is growing j
Importing Dairy Cows.
The North Park country is tho oluy
district iu Colorado into which dairy
cows are brought from the east the
present season and the demand for these
goods amounts almost to a furore. A
new creamery has been established in
the Park and is proving such a success
that many old-time cattlemen aro buy
dairy stock and aro actually’ taking up
the gentle art of milking so that it be
gins to look as if the reformation of the
horseback farmer may mean something
after all. If other districts all over the
i state would emulate the example of the
North Parkers they would be adding
• materially to the wealth of the country
whether Baron Pinshot succeds in fenc
ing the earth or not. —Field and Farm.
Road in Bad Shape.
J. M. Christianson aud E. E. Fisher, of
the Gem City Grocery Co. of Laramie,
came in Tuesday from that city, and
after looking after interests in Walden,
left for Encampment.
They state the road over the hill at
Mountain Home is in bad shape and
in need of repairing. As this road iB
the main thoroughfare between North
Park and Laramie, the County Comis
sioners of Albany County’ should take
the matter in hand and put the road in
good repair.
The North Park contributes many
thousands of dollars each year to the
business men of Laramie and Albany
county, and the patronage of the Park
is worthy of more consideration than
the people of that place are iu tho habit
of giving us. It would be no more than
just that they should keep the road in
their county in as good condition as pos
sible. The business men and commiss
ioners should look after the matter at
Frank W. Murphy.
This weariness. I cannot understand,
For work has always been a treat;
j But since this oppressive summer heat
I’m the tiredest person in the land.
! The Editor of the New Era states that
; a subscriber, the first in seven months
has paid up and attributes the phoneme
ua to the Spicer Spiels. We rejoice with
4]fin and feel t jtnpHmeuted but if this be
the cause, he must not feel too much on
couraged, for sometimes people pay up
just before stopping their papers.
Miss Ester Trownsell,who has been at
tending the Denver Conservatory of
Music, returned home Monday accom
panied by her brother Will, who met
her at Kremmling.
Mr. Charles Munroe arrived at Spicer
on Wednesdays stage where he will visit
with his brother, A. J. Munroe
Mrs. Ralph Coyte and sou James, who j
have been spending the winter iu Den 1
vor, are again established at their old
Mr. Jack Howard went to Rand Thurs
day to visit his sister who has recently
arrived from Chicago.
J J- C. TIMBREL, Proprietor. C
■4 Good Horses, first class Rigs and reliable driv
-4 ers. o* Horses Boarded. Best of care £■
•C taken of Transient Stock. j* A o* .A «.* p
J Walden, Colorado. T
er Hotel, \
lie, Wyoming. 1
Coal and
Our personal column is limited this
time. But do not think that nothing
ever happens up here. We have a habit
among the Spicer people of always avoid
ing personalities hence our peaceable
We had a rare pleasure while in Wal
den last week in watching the arrival of
tho engiue belonging to Mr. Win. Douol
son. The towns folk turned out and
greeted it right lustily with cheers as it
approached,-a great hulk pulsating with
energy and latent power. It was not
curiosity entirely that brought them for
quite a number of them had seen engines
before. It was probably enthusiasm.
This marks a new era in tho history of
tho Park and is a symptom of tho spirit
of progress which is leavening the ranch
We congratulate Mr. Donelson upon
his enterprise and trust it will prove h
financial success.
Of oourse knockers there always will bo
and any innovation is always scouted at
and it's originator decried. However
he has the consolation of knowing that
every great man has been eallod crazy.
Do not feel too good about this gentle
roador for it does not follow that all
crazy men aro great.
We visited the new creamery while iu
town aud were much gratified to find
so modern and complete a plant. It is
thoroughly equipped in every way with
olmrns, separators etc.and offers a
splendid opportunity for those who aro
ihdustrious enough to take ad vantage.
Of course this is not the only separator
we over saw in Walden. They have al
: ways had devices there to separate a
man from his money. If you do not be
loive listen to the conversation we had
recently over tho telephone with iho
Walden jeweler on tho other end: “Hello
there, aro you coming down to the
“I don't know. We are pretty busy."
Better come down, we’ll show you a
good time.”
“Perhaps we will.”
“Yes sure, you have been out there
foa a mouth now hoarding up money
and it's about tfmo for you to come
lmvn ami.lot 11s fellows get hold of H
piece of it.”
Wo went down aud of course had a
good time. But
There is no doubt that wo came out
Through the same old skim milk spout.
The Misses Ella and Lucy Riach came
in from Salt Lake where they have been
attending school tho past winter, this
week, to spend the summer in the Park.
Be not too contented. A little dis
contentment is the beginning of prog
Blood Poisin From Fish
I J, B. Beals, proprietor of the Linden
Hotel, while out fishing Wednesday cut
j his finger on the fins of a bass aud is
now seriously ill with blood poisin. At
the last report ho was getting along nic
ely and it is expected lie will soon be
well again.—Democrat-

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