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MAY 10th. Present Commissioners Martin, Jlurger and Rogers. The poujatj Cferk was instructed to request the clerk ot Bent county to forward the clerk of Prowers county the official bonds of all coun ty and precinct officers of Prowers couuty, now on filo in the clerk’s of fice of Bent county, also all butcheis bonds doing business jn Prowers jcounty. Motion pf Commissioner Burger that the Assessor be allowed five dollars per day and all deputies four dollars per day for aasesing for the year 1689. No second. Commissioner Rogers moved sec onded by Martin that the paj’ of As sessor for the year of 1889 shall be six dollars per day and all deputies shall be four dollars and a half per day, yeas Rogers and Martin, nays Burger. Motion carried, that all county of ficials will make written requisitions to the board for any supplies, print ing or other expenses that may be incurred by said officials. Motion carried, that requisition of Chas. E. Sexton County Suiveyor be allowed for one roll of drawing pa per, oue roll tracing paper, water proof drawing inks and other sup plies necessary and that he be in structed to order the same. Motion carried, that notices and advertisements ot the County Super intendent be allowed published for one week in the Register. Adjourned to May 16th. may 16th. Present Martin, Rogers and Burger. O. G. Hess as County Attorney appeared and verbily tendered his resignation as such attorney. Motion carried, instructing the clerk to notify the commissioners of Bent county that the Prewers county board will meet them at their office in Las Animas at 9 o’clock a. ns., Tuesday May 21st 1889, for the pur pose of agreeing upon common coun sel and adjusting all matters of reve nue between Prowers and Bent pounty. Resignation of O. G. Jless ac pepted. Moved and seconded that A. M. Nicholas be appointed County Attor ney at a salary of $35.©0 per mouth, carried. Adjourned to May 17th. Next Friday it will be three years since the first stake was drove on the Lamar town site. C. F. Legett has been appointed postmaster of Cfiivington vice Miss Ethel Saint resigned. AU. S. j?aym»fc£er was held up for twenty-five thousand dollars in Arizona last Saturday. Talk about Oklahoma has died ont, that country is almost forgotten, and this within a month from the time the land was thrown open to settle ment. L. L. Matthews has been appoint ed postmaster at Boston, Baca coun ty, in place of A. B. Alexander re moved, Colorado City, Cortez, Elbert, Fleming and Lyons all got new post masters Tuesday. Aq excursion numbering fifteen hundred conductors their wives, sis ters and sweethearts have been m Denver this week, the occasion be ing the annual meeting of the Con ductors Association. It is stated that there hasbeen seven bnudred suicides in the United States since last New Years. During last year 1808 there was one thousand four hundred and eighty-seven sui cides in the United plates. The Colorado Graphic says we did not read correctly their statement about nervous horses m high alti tudes, they simply ask a question and express no opinion. The Denver Field and Farm has to say on the sub ject: The old story about the high altitude affecting horses’ nerves, thus j pansing them to run J}way, has gone out on the rounds again. \Ve ac knowledge that horses are nervous at times like people, but oats and plenty of them is what causes most gf runaways in Penver. William 11. Forester and Francis M. Forester living near Albany, were brought here Tuesday under ar rest, charged with the murder of Wm. H. Forester Jr., the men being the father and uncle of the boy who was but nine years old and a cripple. r I he circumstances of the case as learned are, that the boy had a step mother, and to avoid trouble the father brought the boy up from Kansas to reside with his ancle on a farm near Albany. The first of April the father went to Texas after 6ome horses, the twenty-fourth of April the uncle claims the boy strayed away from home and that he searched tor him bat could not find him, the fourth of May the father returned and on the Sth the boy was found dead a num ber of miles from home. A coroner’s inquest was held at Wilde and a postinorlim examination was held by Dr. Dickinson of Wilde and Dr. ILjsty of this city, the examination showed that there was not a particle of food in the stomach and it was their opinion the child died from starvation, the coroner held the father and uncle and they were brought here as stated by an officer. The ex amination was called before Justice Blodgett, A. M. Nicholas prosecuting and O. G. Hess for the defence, not satisfied with the complaint, Mr. Nicholas swore out a new complaint when the prisoners were committed to jail without bail to await a hear ing, which will take place the 25th. Sheriff Billow took the prisoners to Las Animas Tuesday night for aafe keeping. There has already been published and much been said of a damaging nature in connection with this case, what the faeU are no doubt will be brought out on the examination as the attorneys on both sides will con test every inch of testimony and are well-known for their ability in such cases. The case created a great deal oi excitement about Albany and a good deal of interest here, there will be a large number of wituesse* at the preliminary trial, as the evidence at this time is only circumstantial. J. W. Golladay returned from a trip as far north as Cheyenne Wells Wednesday evening, he reports the farmers hard at work putting in crops and that in some places rain is badly needed. Our county commissioners go to Las Animas next Tuesday to meet the commissioners of Bent county and take action on the undecided question of interest to the two coun ties arising over the division. If anyone who has never yet wit nessed the beauty of irrigation, wishes to sec what a nice thing it is to have water ready for use at all times they should drive out to P. S. Lynch’6 farm two miles north-east of town. Mr. Lynch is fixed to make money tarming, and at the same time see a great deal of enjoyment in the work. We are iu receipt of the first issue of the Monte Vista Sun by Colthar A M&gill. Ben. Colthar so long a resident of this city, editor. The Sun has an advertising Dutronage that shows good times out there, and the news indicates as much. Ben. has had years of experience in news paper work and we know he will make the Snn a first-class paper. Good luck to you Jleu. Joe. Conwell has one of the choice farms ip Prowers county three miles north of Lamar, he has the hundred and sixty acres well fenced, at the upper side of one eighty is a reser voir that would furnish him an abun dance of water if there was not a drop in the ditoh, the greater part of bis laud is under the Koep ditch, be has thirty acres planted in oats and alfalfa that is looking well. Tuesday morning two tramps got on the blind-baggage when the east bound passenger train stopped here, before the train reached the stock yards the tramps jumped off and ran with a breakman after them, one of the tramps had a bundle which he threw awsvy and turned on the break man, a lively fight took place for a few minotes, the breakman soon had the tramp down and after giving him a few smashes, signaled the train which had stopped for him and they went on, the two tramps con tinued their journey on foot. 1 ' p. I. CoofW, »»a »d p,^B ■ 1 GOODALE & COOPER] wm°° AT~Xi AW. Real Estate etiaci Isnurance A-gents. MONEY TO LOAN ON FINAL PROOFS & DEEDED LAND Practice Pe/bre P. 5. Land Office and in all the Courts of the Sate. Prosecute or Dtf* /A* contest cases. ROOM NO. 1 XT. s. LAND OFFICE BLOCK. H. G. Butto*, C * Buttos. I Manager. J - E iSITO * W&R&B.1 TECTS?* CONTRACTORS 5 BUILDERS. PLANS, SPKCFICATIONS ANU ESTIMATES FURNISHED. Good bonds furnished on contract* and all work guaranteed. School Houses, Court Houses and Public Buildings a Specialty. Office m Godding Block. NEAR DEPOT UP STAIRS CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. Lamar, - - Colorado. Janssen Bros & Co. . ; —, —*«*. dealers <■- G-ents, Boys and Youth's Cloteing. Gents Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Fine Driving Gloves- ASENTS FOR THE Celebrated Rockford Shoes and Lvon Hats. WE HAVE SAMPLES FROM CUSTOM TAILORS IN ST. LOUIS AN!) CHICAGO, AND CAN HAVE A NOBBY SUIT MADE TO ORDER AT 20 PER CENT. LESS THAN LATE TAILOR PRICES. Opposite U. S. Land Office, NORTH MAIN STREET, ’ ' . LAMAE, COLO. STOCK EXCHANGE ■ RESTAURANT I —and — I LUNCH counter! "Wines, Liquors Sc Cigars. I Bweetmaii Frop. I MBS a» M KRIfiERS TEACHER OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC. Lessons Given on Piano or organ, either at Pupils Home or my Rooms. INSTRUMENT FOR PUPIIS TO PRAGTIGE6OS. TERMS REASONABLE. Sole Agent for the Favoite Bauer Piano which she is Pre' oared to Sell at Eastern Prices. Lamar - - Colo- B. B. BROWN. I‘rr» WILLIS U EMERSON Vic. Etc,. U. -TtLQ MERCHANTS’ STATE BANK OF LAMAR. LAMAR, COLORADO. T* ~ DIRECTORS- “ li. B A. H. HEBER. W. G. AMOS, R, O. WHITE. A. J, HOISINGTON, O. G. HESS. C. V. DECKER. « Alt* Colorado Office for the AMERICAN MORTGAGE TRUST COMPANY. Money to loan on Farm and City Property at Lowest Rates. B. B. BRQWtf, M*nai<r.