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SAGUACttE CRESCENT. Trip from San Antonio, Tex., to Omaha. I found much of interest in traveling from San Antonio to Denver. The Pan- handle of Texas is entertsini,)g its full share of homeaeekera. Arouild Amoriila ttm land agent is both active and eloquent. The soil is good and land i,q selling for from $5 to $20 per act e, but unfortunate- lye part is purchased by the speculator. From this point to Denver it is known aa "The Short GrassGountry." I stopped at Colorado Springs in hope that thecog railroad to the summit of Pikes Peak would be open, but was all-appointed. There is little salisfaotion iu lookin~z at Pikes Peak from Colorado Springs, lho distance being but six or seven miles to the base. One must see it at a distance of 20 or 40 miles to appreciate the peak. Pikes Peak is unrivaled among American mountains. It has a more prominent place in the story of the exploration and oecupalion of the great west than any other name. Before the land westof the Mis~,,nri river was mapped, before the territories were bounded and named, Pik,~s Peak was adopted as the unofficial designation of this section of the coun- try arid thousands of the eager pi,,neers moving to the m) sterious west ehuse this mountain as their go, l. Other peaks of the Rockies are as high as Pikes Peak, but they rise with oth~r m,,untains about them and tbe views from their tops are n.t s. wide and diversified, neither can ttwy be .ooked up to from a plain opreading beyond the limit of vision. The traveler who now makes the ascent of Pikes Peak in comfort by its wonder- ful railway does not appreciate the amount of study devoted to the difficult problem by the bsst engineers and me- chanics of the perils and hardships at- tending the survey and construction of the road. Captain Pike probably had no idea that he immortalized himself when he looked upon the mountain which Perpetuates bin name. His pluck deserves this reward even if he did not sueca~l in climbing where, today, thousanas of excursionists go in luxury. The one hundredth anniversary of the discovery of Pikes Peak will be fitlingly celebrated in Colorado Springs Septem- ber 24th to the 29lb. Around Colorado Springs ia the most magnificent mountain cenery in the World, including the Garden of the Gods, the Wonderful Oanqns, Ute Pass, Bear 0reek Canon, the Giant Peak, discovered by Pike, from the top of which one can sea how the world is made. I stopped two days at Denver and aa a winter resort it does not comply with old fashioned requirements but represents a new standard. It is a place to loaf but not to languish. Its visitors rest but do not stagnate. The delight in being there lies in an ability to do things, not in an excuse to escape doing them. The visitor finds his koenssL joy not in idleness but in activity. People are moving briskly along with either no wraps at all or only such light ones as are worn in the east in the late spring and early fall. They are however Wearing winter suits and dresses. And they are using the unshaded side of tl~e street. Never at any hour--and this may be the greatest of all Colorado's virtues~ Will the visitor encounter that dangerous ahomination known as raw dampness. He may occtmionally tingle but he ~ll ~ot shiver. l~eaving Deuver over the C. R. I. & P. R. R. we found eastern (Mlorado a cattle Country with more prsiri~ dogs than cat- tle, The grass is never too short for the little fellows and they are interesting if they are worthless. Olose to the Kansas line a steam plow was turning up ablsck rich looking soil. The several herds of cattle seen seemed to be in fine condi- lion and of the better grades. I~or the first forty miles in Kansas the old time sod houses dotted the prairie in every direction but they will hardly av- erage more than one to a section, and they form a complete picture of c,,ntent ed Poverty. For thirty years I have watched With much interbst the homesteader fightb,g his way westward on the Kansas Prairie and in less than another ten years he ~ill have gained his victory sad sub- dUed Kansas. The old cattle trail which followed the buffalo trail is still visible in some places and while the ox-team has entirely disappeared the prairie chicken, ;the jack rabbit and the coyote still linger. I saw several fine exhibitions of tbe speed and skill of a pair of grey-hounds making it interesting for the jack rabbit and it was about an even match. The matured lack rabbit evidently is familiar with all the tri,.ks of his trade and is a much bet- : ter dod~cr than the grey.hmind Although w~stOrn Kansas has had an abundance of rain this spring We Saw a long line of prairie fire far to the nortl'. There is fair pr,,speets that the entire state of Kansas will be blessed with an- other good crop this year. Three years ago a quarter section of land in the WeStern part of the state that could have m bought for $200 to $400, will now ,500 to $2,000. I met a cattleman ca his way to Ohicago with 80 fat steers that he claimed would average him $80 ~h. They were fine spocimensof what Kansas can produce In the villages and cities of Kansas, ma and Texas the people ars in- 'lined to live beyond their means, while of the people on the farms live far means. You cannot always farmers up from a .filmn0ial seandpoint fr,.m '},el,' mltwnrd apl,e:,r- ;t r~(, , The sti't~ttUl.~, i,r nl;.I,) ~tl lhPtlt a!, ba-I through th~ Hmth aid ~, s, ,-e ll.ll, a,.*- tractive. "l'h.,~ m,. likes,,n,et~e,~slmpera that, lack (,i~vuhH:,.,~ anti i,,fluP,ce. Ne- brask:~ a~ a slah' S' eros It) he very pr(,s- pursue and Lineoht, ils capital ('it,)', very prograssiw I spent a day here and found ths business men and the broad clean, wail paved streets both unusually attractive. Farmers are very busy in the eastern half-f Nebraska i)utting in crops, yet the spring is backward with an abundance of rain. The Mi~ouri river i~ high and decidedly muddy. From here I shall follow up the Platte river for two or three imndred miles and then down the Arkansas to the Missouri tab. ins in Uemphts and Little R,,ck. A. Decker. Why Surlier from l~heumatlgm. Why auffer from rheumatism when one application of Chamberlain's Pain Balm ~ill redeve the p,in? The quick relief ~ hich ihis ti,i,nent affords makes rest and sleep p-s, ible, and that alone is worth many limes its cost. Many who have used it Imping only for a short re- lief from suffering have been happily surprised t-find that after awhile the relief bec~me permanent. Mrs. V, H. Leggett of Yum Yam. Tennessee, write~, "I am a g~eat sufferer from rheumatism, all ov,.r f,,m, head to f,ot,and Chamber- 1.irFs Pain Bahn istl,,only thing that will re)love the pain." For sale by all d ru,_~gists. Juvenile Improvement Association. One of the fruits of Judge Lindsey's tour through the east. wilt be the nation- alizing of the Juvenile Improvement as- sociation, which has done such remark. able work for the youth of Denver, and we venture the prophecy that February, 1906, will ever after be associated with one of the noblest movements for the betterment of our country. The Juvenile Improvement association~ together with the Juvenile court of Den- ver, out of wbich it has developed, has saved more than 90 per cent of the boys from a career of crime upon which they were entering, has made more than 90 per cent of the truants steady in school attendance, has found work for idle, vi- cious boys of the street, and has kept more than 90 per cent of them at good work; has furnished exhilarating sport and play for boys who else would have no provision for attractive legitimate amusement, has led 96 par cent of the boys of the school and of the street to cut out vile personal practices into a bich they had been led, has wiped out. ciuar. ette smoking by lads under ~vente~n,i has stopped the selling of cigarettes, to- bacco and liquors to boys under seven. teen, has eliminated gambling in say form from the activities of 94 per cent of boys who started on such scarcer; it has enlisted boys who were tending crime- ward into activity for law and order; it has required fathers and mothers to pro- vide adequately for the moral and phy- sical welfare of their children; it has greatly improved the personal purity and sobriety of fathers and motherL The Juvenile court is now in nearly t hundred cities, and will soon be in ovary progressive American community. The next step is to nationalize tile Juvenile Improvement as.~ociation, to make the letters J. I. A. as universal as any in thin country. Wherever Judge Ben B. Lind- soy has gone he has carried conviction that he has beau raised up to save the hitherto neglected boys of the city and country slums. He has impressed upon thousands this past month that ha has a mission as well as a message.--b]ew York Journal of Education. While a bilious attack is d~eidedly unpleasant it is quickly over when Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab- lets are used. For sale by all druggists. Subscribe for the CR~scZ~T. Purls 1900. For Sale By ft. J. MEANS. Do Not Net lect a Cold. Every Gold Weakens the Lungs, lowers thn Vitality and makes the system less able to withstand each succeeding cold, thus paving the way for more serious disnasns. CAN YOU AFFORD TO TAKE SUCH CHANGES ? r* - ., PERIM[ANENTLY CUI~E8 Consumption, Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat, Asth~a~ Croup, Whooping Cough, Bronchitis~ Hoarseness, Sore Lungs. EVERY MOTHER SHOULD KNOW THAT BALLARD'S HERE. HOUND SYRUP CONTAINS NO OPIATES, DOES NOT CONSTIPATE CHILDREN AND WILL POSITIVELY CURE CROUP AND WHOOPING COUGH. MRS. $ALLIE LOCKBAR, Goldthwait@t Tex., $ays: "We have u~ed P.allarrd I'g llorehound Syrup In my family for ~everal years. and It a}u~y~ glv~.t~ sa:l~f:tction. ~tVhen the children ht~d Croup and Whoopill~" Coll,~lh It ahvay~l relieved them at once, and I ~4"ould 'not be wlthou~ it iv, the house, ~s lt|a tile BEST MED/CINE we kllt)w of.~ Best Remedy for Children. Every Bottle Guaranteed. TPIR~ ~lZg~S: 2@0, ~00 and ~ !.00. BALLARD SNOW LINIHENT C0., ST. LOUIS, HO. SOLD AND RECOMMENDED BY THE SAGUACHE PHARMACY. Use our Coal Chute and not the window. The Roenius Wood, Coal and Vegetable Chute a usdul, durable and simple device. Saves mon- ey, time and trouble. Write for catalog. Grand Rapids Foundry Co., GRAI'qD RAPIDS, WISCONSIN. Hew Southern Under New Managenlent. Cuisine and Servme Equal to he Best. House Thoroughly Renovated and Refurnlshed Throughout. American Plan $2.00 per day; European Plan 75e and up. Steam Hea~ with Baths. bas~- and Electric Lights. " STOCK]HEN'S HEADQUARTEI~S. KANSAS CITY and ST. LOUIS LlVE STOCK QUOTA'I IONS EECEIVED I)A ILY. L1VE STOCK AGENCY IN HOTEL. Your Patronage~'Solicited. Th0s, Cr0we, Proprietor. COLORADO AND SOUTHERN Special Excursions TO (;lit OF HEXiO0 April '25 to May 5 ()no fare for aoumt trip. June 25 to July 7. One tare, plus $2, for r,)und trip, Sept, 3 to 14, due tare for round trip. LIBERAL LIMII,q ANI) 8"I'OPOVEt~8 Wri'e f,,r rate quo~a~i,ns to M, xican, Cuban. "rcxa.:. L~)ui-iana, and other ~mthern la)ints. Literature ,!escrip|is e ,+,t t}.i~ territory sent on spp;ioalim,. E FISHER, Gen. Pass. Agent, Denver, Colo. i I i I lll ii ] ~ ,~e,.: To Cure a ..ld h One Day + la Two Dey,. lau tive Bromo Quin,ne "rmem. 0+,:,. ~~l,m~s~tlnt~sttam~,. This dgXtattw.+._ --:" +'~--- + . + The 01dcnbur Coach 5taili0n KALCHAS, 239, Sired by FREEBOOTER, 137~, out, of WM,DDREH, 8072, she by WA[TRAR, I@88, will make the season of 1906 as follows: From April Ist to May Ist at Frank J.hnson's ranch 2 miles above Saguache. May 2nd, 3rd and 4th at Donnell & Potter's ranch 8 miles below Sa- guache. May 5th, 6th and 7th at John Smith's ranch on Carnero, re~ turning to Johnson's for the 8th and 9th. This circuit to be followed every nine days until August 1st. T[RM$-$20.O0 cash or note due September Ist for season with re, turn privilege. J. A. KEYES, FRANK JOHNSON, Secretary. Manager. FRANK, A i alted saddle stall- ion. Sire, Lee 6rand by Lee Grand Jr. 25, a Kentucky saddle stallion, and dam, Fltze Spra ue, a Ham- bletonlan mare by Billy Spral ue. Frank is 6 years old, 16 hands.1 inch high, and weighs 1180 pounds. Will make the season of 1906 as follows: Saguaohe every alternate Saturday and Sunday, balance of time at MeEntyro ranch on Kerber creek. Will make special trip to ranchos where thre~ or more mares are to be bred. Mares from a distance will be past.r~d at $1 per month. Good care taken of stock, but no responsibility for accidents or escapes will be aaaumM. Parties interested will be notified by phone of days when he cau b~ found at the various places. Terms, $12 for the msason with priviieg(~ to return. Addrets all communications to JOSEPH HAM, Phone Red 98 6 s. VILLA GROVE, COLO. i SUBERIBIg FOR THE RESCENT and send it to friends in the East. ST. PAUL ROUND TRIP OFFICIAL/ROCK ISLAND LINES to Omaha ROUTE I C. G. W. Railway to ST. PAUL THROUGH SLEEPERS FROM Denver, Cdorado Springs and Pueblo MAY 28th N. L. Damw, General Agent. 800 17th St.. Denver, Ct,lorado. Are you Through TO going east H, ~. KOOS~L G. w. i~. ~ p. ~. (,4ensrnl Western Freisht & Pat~. Ant, If so, one trip via will convince you of the Superiority of its Service iSt~ndard Pullman Sleepers, Tourist Pullman Sleepers, iFree Reclining Chair Cars, ~High Back Seat Coaches, KANSAS CITY and ST, LOUIS Through Tourist Pullman Sleepers to Chicago, Boston and points east. Elegant Dining Cars, MeaLs a la carte. Cars equipped with Electric Lights and Fans. EVERY 601NVEINIEIN1E, OMFORT AND LUXURY, For Tickets and further information call on or addrem J, H. GII(]~T, Jr. Travelins P~, Air. DImv~ Col~