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SAGUACHE CRESCENT. VOL. XXI. N0.51. I SAGUACttE, COLORADO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1901. |l WHOLE NUMBER 1091. COUN 'NEW " NOTES, Furnished By: Our Co rrcs~n~euts And Clipped From Exchanges. :.: '.. ,T: .: =CENTER. Center Dispa~el,~ ' "" J. L. HurFsblci ab0ut:~0 head:o:f hogs this week. ~.. )~::.. . .... L. Milner recently finished hauling the grain from:80 acres df land which he informs us brought him $18 per acre or the original price of the land: Mrs. Peter Sheridan left for a six months visit to Washington last Monday. The Messrs. Sheridan and Gormon will try their hands at hatching now. Therowill be a shooting match in Csnt~r on Saturday, December 21st, be- ginning at 10 o'clock a.m. There will be prizes given to the best shots of both rifle and shot I~un..-The shooting for the prizes will begin at i o'clock. Robert Buckley has accepted a posi- tion as a clerk in T. &. Brashear's store and:will, aa soon as=he moves his family in t~wn start at~ work. As there is no house in town that can be rented, he will probably live with W. K. Manis for.a time. Villa Grove At this writing, Monday, the weather is fine. " Gun Musses, of Alder, was in the Grove last week, Monday. A genuine blizzard raged last Wednes- day night and early Thursday morning. Mr. McMorau, of Salida, spent a few days in town. Mrs. Minnie Jon~, nee Mahoney, of Oreede, is visiting relatives at Parkville. Rsv. J. W. Ohl conducted services at the church here last Monday night. Lee Eagles is spending a few days at Orient. Dr. Melvin, of Saguache, was in town Monday. Mr. Raworth. of Bonanza, was in town Monday and boarded the 9 o'clock ex- preu Tuesday morning Robt. Glasgow met with a painful ac- cident last week, Thursday, at the Raw- ley mine, by a premature explosion, bruising his faos and taking off the index finger of his left hand. Look here, Mr. Compositor, we will mop the floor with you if you do that again: You made us say in one of our items last week that our "horse" was blind in one eye and could not see out out of the other while we were at Salida when we meant to say "house". Now we want you to understand our horse is not blind. Goodne~, no, come to think of it, we have no home; we cannot afford to own a horse, no not even a blind one X BONANZA. From Bonanza Bee. Tu~ Wil~on returned from Creede the first of the week. Dick Cooper was in town this week repairing roads above teen. The grading for the Rawley mill is about ready for the mason work to start. The Bolton saw mill is kept busy every day sawing lumber for the Rawley. S~: J. Spray, deputy U, S. surveyor, came in Tbursday from Salida on some ' pat~hff ~0i-k. T!mney Bros. finished hauling the ma- :chinery Of the Rosa mill to Villa Grove on Tim rliday, moved i Mr. and Mrs. l~y Steadman from Villa Grove to the Canon house the first of the week. The Juretta is working three shifts pushing the tunnel which they expect to run about 300 feet. The Coleman freight teams pass through town every few days with six horse loads from Villa Grove for the : Rawley mill. "~ D. Wolf one of th~oont~raotors on th~ Wonder shaft on Indian creek was over from the mine on Sunday and reports works moving nicely and the vein,widen- ing and improving with depth. H. S. Swartz went to Denver Tuesday to:remain permanently, having sold his market business to Alex Craig the first of the week who will conduct a first class meat market and a general line of groceries. ' Robert Glasgow mot with a very ser- ious accident Thursday noon at the Raw- Icy mine, in returning to some missed holes too soon, when one went off inflict- flag some painful injuries about the head and face also breaking one fiuger, on last re~0rts he was resting easy. Stockholder's Meeting. The annual meetmgof the stockhold- am ot the Ranchmen' Mutual Telephone Company will be held at the o1~o~ of Dr. Melvin, Saguache, Coloradr, on Monday, the sixth day of January, A. D. 1902, at 3 o'clock p.m."for the purpose of electing a board of :ditoo~rsfor ~he ensuing year and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before it. S. W. Hodding, Secretary. December llth, 1901. ALL OVER THE STATE. Hard times have struck Durango pub liahers, and they use bran at $1.25-in- stead of flour at $2.40. Jesus Maria Casias, of Conches county died last week aged 78. He was one of the wealthiest men in the county. The county seat of Kiowa county has bees moved from Sheridan Lake to Ends as a result of the late county seat elec- tion. Several thousan~ bead of cavalry horses are being fitted for the Britis~ army at the B,)ston farm in Otero coun- ty, this being one of six recruiting sta- tions of this character iu the United Sister. The Denver meat inspector condemned twenty-three of twenty-nine carcasses of ! beef cattle at the stock yards last week because he found evidences of lumpy jaw. The shipmeut came from Ogalalla, Nebraska, and had been slaughtered for sale as beef. The inspector considerecl them unfit for consumption. aim, A company composed of Chicago peo- ple are reported to have struck oil at a depth of 60 feet in a well situated near the northwestern rim of the Grand val- ley three or four days ago, and indica- tions are favorable to the discovery of a good deposit. Another company has been organized to operate in the valley a few miles west of Grand Junction, and still another to sink wells near White- water, a place above Grand Junction on the Guunison river. The beet company lands near Rocl~y Ford are being plowed by steam from two engines recently brought from Cali- fornia. The engines stand at opposite ends of the field and by a cable pull a gang of five twelve-inch plowshares from end to end of the field. After ~he plow has been dragged one way across tha field it is lifted up, which operation low- ers the other end, on which other shares ~ point iu opposite direction and then. the running is reversed. On last Monday the Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of Judge (3. C. Holbrook in the case of Burr vs Statton, involving a tax sale of land owned by C. A. Pound. The hind was assessed and with it was assessed the personal proper- ty of Mr. Pound, Mrs. Burr held a mort- gage given before the land was asse~ed. The land was sold for tax on itself and on the personal property. Mrs. Burr offered to redeem by paying the land tax. Judge Holbrook granted a writ of man- damus compelling the treasurer to acqept thetax on the land only. The Court of Appeals affirmed the decision and an- nounce the law that a tax on personal property of the owner of land if an in ferior lien to a mortgage given by 4ha owner prior to the time the tax is levied. --San Luis Valley Graphic ..... The College of the Southwest. The departure of Paesident J. E. Weir, of the College of the Southwest, leaves that iustitution minus an official head, and the public will naturally wonder what is to become of ti}e wreck. The books, papers, endowment fund and oth- er college property are now in the: hands of the secretary of the board of tr~'sl~es, and the indications point to a final fore- closure of mnrtgages and settlement of college affairs Just wh~t form this set- tlement will take is at present an undo. cided questmn, but it seems probable that the buildings will go to the Board of Aid. As to the end, wines, fund, there m a prevailing sentiment is favor of re- turning it tothodonors, if their names can be ascertained. Some definite action !toward settling up college affairs ought to ba taken soon. The debtsof the institu- :ties are all paid--a most gratifying feature of the close of the eotlege.--Prospector. Ssguache, Col()., Dec. 12, 1901. List of advertised mail uncalled for. Kesler Joseph. Parties calling for above mail please say advertised. J.H. Williams, P. M A PURE: GRAPI[ CRY'AM ~. TARTAR POWDrfl. "DR# Highest Honors, World's Fair Gold Medal, Midwtnte.t~~ Fair Avoid Baking Powders eontainlnlf alum. ~m~, m L%lwrJor~ to h~lth FROM OUR EXCHANGES. Doings Among Our Neighbors Of Inter- est To Crescent Readers. Del Norte .... San Juan Prospector, M. L. Wills of Center has leamd the Veetch homestead on South Clear creek for cattle headquarters next season. A. W. Macleod is thinking seriously Of taking strip to Farmington this win- ter, with a view to buying a ranch for winter quarters. John G. Huntington and Mis~ Sibyl Rinehart were married in Denver Mon- day of this week. Many old Del Norte friends will wish Mr. and Mrs. Hunting- ton long life and mu.ch joy. Roy. Weir's farewell sermon Sunday night last brought out a large congre- gation, and the sermon was one of the best we have ever heard in a long time. Many :egrets were expressed at Rev Weir's departure. He left for Grand Junction Monday with his family. Monte Vista Monte Vista Journal. John Pace is going to quit ranching and will go into the cattle business in Canada. He will sell his stock, tools, etc., at auction Dec. 18th at his place five miles north of Center. The local markets have felt the re- suits of the Chicago boom in the prices of grain. Wheat is now worth $1.15, and oats $1.45, but unfortunately for the ranohmen the larger part of the crop has been sold. A train load of fat cattle will be shipped today from this station. The shippers are Hurt and Lusk of Center, 3 cars; A: D. Ford, 1 car; A. S Chase, 1 car and G. W. Oates, I car. These cattle go to the Denver market. The Sylvestera have a corner on peas. For several weeks they have had a man out buying and now have sixteen car- loads at their ranch which they bought at 80 cents and less. Thursday peas went to $1.60 and it is hard., to get them at any price. HOOPER. From I-looper Press. W. A. Bronaugh of Monte Vista was buying horses in H0op0r and vicinity Monday. Frank, the little 18-months-old son of Dr. and,Mrs E. h. Foster, died Thurs- day afternoon, Dec. 12, 1901, after an tit- ness of two weeks. Mrs. Sarah F. Almy, general organizer of the Women of Woodcraft, left for Ounnison Thursday. At Center she or- ganized a circle of twenty members. Two of the gentler sex got mixed up in a free-for-all at the postbffioe since the publmhingof.our last issue and created not a ]it,Is excit~aent for the time being. Avery int~reJ~g meeting was held bytb0 energd~icfarmer, and business men of this locality at Hooper Saturday afternoon ~ dia0use the prospective su- gar industry of the vall~y. A committee was appointed to s01iclt acreage and as certain what could be dose as an incen- five to induce capital to erect a factory in this part of the valley. Those named for the committee were W. R. Pyke, W. C. Buck, 'George Truckenmiller, O. O. Fellows and Henry Johns,ca. GUNNISON. Gun ntsou'Trlbune. The star route mail service to Ctmo, ce will be discontinued tomorrow. G. W: K~ogle, of Iris, was a pleasant caller at the Tribune office last Tuesday. R. P. Loucks and family have moved back to Iris from the North Fork coun try. H. C. Lucas has taken a lease on a mining claim situated on the Cochetopa and is now taking out a car load of ore to be shipped to the smelter for te.-tin purposes. One Case of diphtheria and twoof scar- let fever were reported on Tuesday, but as they are ia a raild form school will be kept open unless the disease breaks out among the pupils. Ounnison Republican. H. (i. Lucas shipped a oar of ore from Ir.s this Week. The public schools opened Monday with a good attendance. The quarantine lasted three weeks. There has been quite a stir in the cat. tle business in this count)' within the last few days. S~veral Denver commis- sio.n he,uses have had agents here buying up cat,to. A. Hartman was one of the heavy sellers. Dr. Louis Weiss passPd through town Monday on his way to Vulcan from Grip- pie Creek where he has been inspecting mg mineaarnl the method ~,f operating iu that district. He was also inspectbg mining machiu~.ry. Th~ dec or intends to eq,H, the (~ood Hope in fit'.~t eMss shape and make it produce m,)r.-r- ,ha, The Little Brown Jug. A Laughable Drama in Three Acts --Will be Given at High ~diobI Building Friday Eve., Dgx. 20. The pupils of the High School are re- hearsing the amusing play "The.Little Brown Jug," and it will be presented to the public Friday Evening, Dec. 20, at !the High School building. The entertainment is being g~ven in a worth cause, the players are all local talent, and there is no doubt but that it will be a success. The proceeds are to go to the public library and the piano funds, and all our people should assist the boys and girls with their presence and their quarters. Followi,g is the cast of characters and s) nopsie of the play: CAST OF CHARACTERS, John Nutter, a Shocmaker ........ Elmer Devises Will Nutter, hie Soc .............. Archie Loekett Ned Hartshorn, his .Apprentice ...... Ernest Stoic Henry DuugJas, a Speedthrift ...... J. II. Morgan Janus Jordan, a Yankee ............ J. B. M-rgan Hancsh Nutter, John's Wife ......... Stella Hurti Mary ~utter,his Daush~er ............ Maud lekea ~allie Poesies, Yackee Help ...... Blanche O'Neil SYNOPSIS. ACT I. Scene in Natter's shoeshop-Town gossip--Jarius tries to propose to Sallie- "Birds of a Feather, you know."--Henry Douglas en gaged to Mary and learns trade.-A quarrel, a light, Ned hurt, Will leaves home. ACT II. Scene ia Nuttcr's house.--Sallie dreaming of Jarius.--Douglaa and Mary quarrel. --"JEW so. nobody to hum, or all gone to roost 'cop, Sailie."--Jarius in trouble again.--Will re- turns, steals Little Brown Jug, which has been put to a better use. ACT IIi. Scenein Nutter's house,--A forged cheek, a mortgage, Jarlus outwits Douglas.-- "Jes' so, I'll swan, she's scared."--Jari~s sac~ess- ful.--Will returns, "a new man, indeed."-"Joe' so, Jarius, Joe' so." The play will cover a period of ~bout two hours, at~d good music will be in at- tendance to take up the time betwasn the acts. The admissmn is 15 and "25 cents. Re- served seats 35 cents,for sale at the drug store. "Uncle Rube." A Drama in Five Acts--To Be fliven at Union Hall, Saguache, Friday Eve. Dec. Z7. The members of the 8aguache Brass Band will give another popular play at Union hall, Friday eve., Dec., 27. The success of the last entertainment given by this organization is a guarantee that this one will be well worth patronizing, and as the money thus obtained is to as- sist the boys in buying new irmtruments aud music, which will De used to enter- tain and please our citizens, all should take pains to assist them. Buy one or two tickets and help them stout i their laudable undertaking. I Take. advantage of our annual fall {;ash CLEAI IN6 6ALE For next ten days, 6oods sold @treat discounts. COME EARLY. MOFFAT, COLORADO. Jackets and Capes Latest Styles, Lowest Prices. CLOTHINC Men's and Boys Suits that are made to Fit~, in Stylish Mixed and Plain Goods of all Grades. Underwear For All and in all Grades, gives a iittle idea of our supply. .., Dress 6oods In every Shade. Weave and Texture of the Seasons Output. at Prices that none can compete with. SHOES That Wear and made on Lasts that Fit the Feet, in sizes to Fit the Little Tot to the Largest PerSon, g!ves but a vague idea of this DOpartlnent. GROCERIES We,have just received nearly a Car Load of Groceries and Canned Goods and can supply with Fruits in their Season. Following is the cast of char,no,eraL__ The Beck[ey ackhl,._. House. j and synopsis of play: .... . .... CAST OF C~IARACTgRS. " - "" " Reuben Rodney, a Justice of the Peace." ..... ~ ~ . .~ School Trustee mad master hand at ...... "swappia' hosses,". .......... U. G. Bockwell 1)escort ~miley, a smooth old villi&/~ ......... ~ ~,!~i.~~. " " . " .................................. L. S. Locket,