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Immense Project MAMMOTH RESERVOIR IN NORTH PARK TO STORE WATER FOR POWER AND IRRIGATION PURPOSES. (Clipping from the Saratoga Sun) From time to time, during the past few years, the Sun has mentioned the fact that a large power and ditch pro- was under way and that when Wnnpteted, the company owning it would be able to furnish all the pow er needed for light, heat and power purposes in the valley. Some three years ago, when M. C. Henderlider, a civil engineer (who was for many years in the employ of the Govern ment Reclamation service,) was here he informed a representative of this paper that he was, at that time, mak ing surveys for the a compay.which eotemplated a large dam and reser voir in North Park, as well as em pounding the flood waters of the Big creek. Very recently we have seen the ma maps and plans of this dam and rescr voir and have been given permission to meake known to the public the plans of the company, now that they have been perfected to such an ex- , tent that publicity will not in the lea interfere with the final accomplish ments of the aims and purposes of the company. Up to acertain point in the affairs of any company it is al ways well to keep its movements under cover, owing to the fact that there are many men ready to ham per and hinder any movement for ward unless they can have a hand in the matter. The enterprise contemplates a dam which is to be erected in township twelve, north of range eighty-one, at a point in the canyon about four mile from pie state line between Colorado Wyoming,. This dam will back the waters of the North Platte river up into the Park seven miles, tltus covering up many ranches, necessia ting the purchase either at private sale, or by condemnation proceedings, of a very large amount of private property. Power houses will be located at convenient polqts below the dam and power for electric roads, the light ing of towns and cities and for all kinds of machinery, will be furninsh ed from the plants of the company. WATCH THIS SPACE ,\ 4 Dry Goods Grain Groceries f | l 11 The Ames Mercantile Company | U T HEBRON, CQLO. 4 ? 1 t 4 <■ | Rock Salt Barded wire Nails f THE NEW ERA In God Wc Trust; All Others Cash, or Good Security. Danis will be erected at the proper places down along the North Platte River and the water, after it lias ser ved its purpose in the production of power, will be used to irrigate every foot of land, on botli sides of the river that can bo watered. The reservoir which contemplates conserving the flood waters of not only the waters of the North Platte river and the many small tributaries of that stream, but also the waters of the Canadian, Michigan and lllinoi rivers, the waters 1 of which go, in a large measure, to make up the North Platte river in North Park. The rights of no ranchman or farmer in tlie Park will be in any »way infring ed upon or interfered with. The res ervoir will hold JtfO.OOO acre feet of water. The filings of the company have been made in the office of the State Engineer of Colorado and the United States Government lias also approved the plans and given its consent to all the work under contemplation by this company, thus insuring the cor poration a solid and safe backing. The legal Work of the company is in the hands of lion. F. A. Williams, one of the foremost legal lights of Denver, and a man who was for two 'years the attorney for the city of Denver, a position that requires le gal talent of the very best. Judge Williams is a member of the board of directors of the company, which is in itself a guaranty that the com pany is a sound one and that all its work will be clean and of the most substantial character. work of concstruction by this < ompanj' will begin at as early a date r„3 pus.-.ble, and v. File the work may be delayed for some months and per haps a year, that it will go forward in tlie course of time is positively assured. The Government at one time contemplated taking hold of this very enterprise and only relinquish ed it when it had positive assurance that the present company had abun dant means to carry on the work. A GOOD SCRAP. There was a - good fast scrap in town Saturday, between Knock Out Barber and Kid Jones. They proved to 1)0 both fast millers and made the fur fly while the bout lasto d, which was stopped by Referee Timbrel after about a round of fighting. WALDEN, COLORADO, APRIL 6 1911, THE COWBOY MINISTER. J. M. Norvell of Routt County known in the pulpit as tho Cowboy minister, preached a good straight out from the shoulder sermon at the church Sunday night. Perhaps, no doubt, there were some who did not like it very well, but Mr. Norvell did not seem to care for that in the least. Ho just took off his coat and handed out one of the hottest sermons on drinking, gambling, danc ing and sin in general, that lias been lietird here for many a day. And we believe that the plain facts of his talk were as nearly up to the truth as they possibly got,; Yet people don't always like the plain truths put up to them so hard, but when they have got to take tlietn they will feel just as well if not a great deal better fo r having done so. The church house was packed, be ing one of the largest congregations seen here for some time. NOTICE! All North Park ranchmen are urged to bo present at the annual meeting of the Nortli Park Stockgrow.ers Assn at Walden, Colo., Sat. P. M. April 22nd, 1911. There will be an election of officers and a discussion of many important questions. Dr. A. W. Whitehouse will explain the Swamp fever situation. Forest Supervisors, Wheeler, Cook and Ratlift have agreed to be present and Mr. Nelson of Denver chief of grazing is to come if possible. We wish all cattlemen to attend, whether members of the association or not.. Meeting will be called promptly at 2 P. M.. FRANK W. MURPHY, Pres. T. JOHN P.VYNE, Sec. SUNDAYS BALL GAME. On Sunday occured the first game of base ball of the season at Walden, The game was one continual round of errors. About every player made some misplay or other, and some of them did not do much of anything else, but however the game was in teresting and the boys played just as hard as if they were up (o their regular form. Clias. Emigli and Horace Mc.Cowan choosed up sides, and McCowan's won by a score of 28 to 27. the boys expect to do much better next time. FOREST RANGER HURT. L. II. Ulricli of Log Cabin, Colo., and Forest ranger of that place was kicked by a horse last Tuesday and wa s hurt quite badly, but has since recovered and is back at work again. Mr. Ulricli is well known here in Walden, having married Miss Ethel Riddle of this place last January,and lias many friends here. • Thirty-eight Votes Ccast. Tuesday was town election ‘day, and as there was but one ticket in the field.only 38 votes wore cast. Harry Green was elected Mayor, W. G. Barnes, Treasurer, and W. H. Slee, Robt. Bradfield, and A. N. Siebert were elected as trustees. LARAMIE & HAHN'S PEAK t ENGINEERS AT STEAMBOAT J. J. Argo, consulting engineer of the Laramie, Hahn's Peak & Pacific railroad and his engineering corps have arrived in Steam boat Springs for extensive field operations. The surveyors wore busy last Wednesday hauling their paraphernalia. It begins look like tho real tiling with this road and it is generally un derstood that construction work from 1 this end is to be commenced about j the middle of April. Mr. Argo, since his departure from Steamboat early in the winter, has been located in Laramie, where his men have been busy mapping out the proposedp route of the road. I Some time since it was rumored that Dick Rheinhardt was negotiating for a contract to begin work on the! line from this end, but the report was never verified. There are about ten men with Mr. Argo and the party will be stationed) ! here indefinitely. — Steamboat Pilot. ■ , We expect to interest new capi- ( : tal in North Park this spring and de-, Biro listings of an number of ranches) j Have party with large income prop erty to trado for ranch. The New England Securities Com pany, Fort, Collins, Colorado. HOME NEWS. Cold weather today. Earl Boston was in town today. Ray Ensign was among us Sunday. Mrs. Jimmie Taylor was in town Monday. . Owen Case was also in town Monday. Roy Dow is on the sick list this week. E. A. Barber was in from his ranch Monday. Clarence Manville was also a vis itor Monday. Billy Hill was over from the Har dy Monday. Ollivcr Allard was a business vis itor Monday. Mrs. H. C. Boston was a Walden visitor Friday. Mr. Law left for the outside Fi l day morning. M. R. Mathews was seen on our streets .Monday. Billie McArthur was over from the Hardy ranch Monday. Mrs. H. C. Boston was down from the ranch Moday. Frank Brannan visited the NeW, Era office today. Curtin Mathews was a in town for the Ball game Sunday. Judge Chedsey came over from Heb roil Sunday on business Wm. Winscom was in from the ranch Monday and Tuesday. Wm. Ivorr and Bruce were among the Walden visitorsMonday. Arthur and Johnnie Payne were up from Cowdrey Sunday. Montie Blevins had business at tho 1 court house Monday morning. | Andrew Norell was over from his ranch on the Platte Sunday. Fount Armstrong and Bill Walker were in from the woods Monday. Leslie Fox rode the goat in the Odd Fellows lodge Saturday night. Pully and Bun Quigley were play ing ball in town Sunday afternoon. Russel McCullough and wife were in from tlie Link Riddle ranch Sun day. Albert and Dewey Norell were over from the Platte \the first of the week. Quite a number of Odd Fellows were in Walden attending lodge Sat urday night. Lars Larson and Oscar and Alber t Anderson were in attending lodge Sat urday night. We had quite a snow storm her Monday night and Tuesday, and its still storming. % Mr. and Mrs. John Daglo were in from the ranch monday, visiting Mr. and Mrs. Guy Elmore. Carl Ross and John Peterson were taking in the sights in town Monday Lots to see here you know. Ernie Butler was on the sick list a few days this week, hut is now hack at work in his office. Mrs. A. H. Law returned to the ranch Sunday with Clark Grubbs, who is working for Mr. Law. Ralph Coyte lias been in the Park with J. M. Norvell of Routt county, the past week buying cattle. The North Park Dry Goods Com pany have an ad in another part of this issue, which will pay you to look over carefully, some bargains in price Jimmie Taylor was in from the f ranch last Thursday. He visited the Now Era office just as we were go ing to press and subscribed for the paper . Miss Glenn Pierce canie in on the stage Monday night from Fort Col | lias, where she has been visiting her | sister Mrs. Charley Connors for the I last two months. i Mr. Mason, father of the two Ma- I son boys who have been working in j the Park this winter, and another j son Horace, came in on the stage ! from the outside last week. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Brands were | over from their ranch near Higho | Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs. Brand 1 visited the New Era office while in I (own and saw the llnotypo work, j She thinks It ip nuttc a machine. SCHOOL NEWS We are all glad to see Rose John son back in school, she has been ill with La Grippe for about two weeks. Some one tore tho Professor's coat, it was a case of Pull-a way. ‘ Don't care! We girls always have to be “it” and must invent somo way to get revenge. We want an Easter vacation. Mr. Nelson has been talking to the school board about it but they do not seem to he in favor of one. If they knew how lazy and tired wo are they would sure grant it. June Shippey. Receives Wolf hides. Forest Supervisor Wheeler received the hides of two big gray wolves a few days ago from Lee McCasland a trapper in North Park. The wolves were trapped by Mr. McCasland dur ing the winter and are exceptionally large specimens. When killed botli measured nearly seven feet from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail. —Ft. Collins Courier. I. H. Green of Agate Ridge, came up from there Saturday on business. He has just returned from Ohio, where he spent the winter. Mi- Green was here to make arrangement with the County Commissioners for supplying lumber for county purposes r ****** ****** ** ********** ******************** Rummage Sale. In order to dispose of all Remnants, Odds and Ends, and Old Stock, we offer the following remarkable values: Dry Goods. Calicos 07J/ 2 per yard Amoskeag Apron Gingham 10 per yard. Amoskeag Gingham 1 2y z per yard Silk Finish Gingham per yard Idealean 17 per yard. Shanting Poplin 17J/2 per yard. Bengaline 15 per yard. Percales 11 per yard. Ruchings below cost. Extra Special Boys romper suits 50 cents. j A fine line of Mens Shirts fr0m..75 cents to $2.00. : Easters Neckwear for men 35 and .50 cents. • ■ ■■ : See our Bargain Counter for .10 and 15 cent j Goods. j The North Park Dry Goods 1 Company. J ✓ The Ames Mercantile Company. Dealers In GENERAL MERCHANDISE Hardware Store In W. O. Mosman Building Can Load Any amount of Teams We ALWAYS Have In A Standard Line of Fancy And Staple Groceries. Bring Us Your Orders 9 NUMBER 6 HIGH SCHOOL FOR JACKSON COUNTY There is a movement on foot to es tablish a high' school In Walden this yearto be in operation for the next term. Tliis iB something that we need and might just as well have as not. There will be plenty of high school pupils in tho Park next fall. All the children that are in the eighth grade this year will be ready for the ninth next term, besides those who are al read high school pupils, and then ev ry year there will be more children advancing, till in afew years we will have a full graded school. As it lias alway been the case here after the children have passed throug the ninth grade they have had to go out side to finish their high school necessitating mucli expense on the part of the parents Jackson County can well afford to have a high school of her 9wn, and every parent of this county should be for this movement and use all their influence to see it put through. We will be glad to hear from others on this subject, .. our columns are always open for communications. D. W. McDole who returned from Denver last week was in atteunding to business at the court house Mon day.