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tb« «n%n vbo own »b« ptlm*r aua dnoMt wtii to p*y. Won't have to bostl* for firewood Alter tlic judgment day. •Lm Vega» Optic. It was a green Christmas. Attend the Piremeo** ball. A. R. Black «r*% at Danvor ibid week. Ring around the moon Thursday night. J. W. Myler baa moved to Lamed, Kan mi. (Ja|4. Billotr had business at Pneb lo Monday. J. C. Oothooee haa been eick for several day*. Capt. Hoover ha* returned from WaUenburg. Martin Graham of Granada fM in town yeeterday. The mail* were heavy with pack age* the paat week. J. D. Turner ia having an addition built to hi* residence. A. M. Nichola* was down from Puebla Tuesday night. Kd. Biby returned Christmas from a trip aouth to the cedar*. George T. Herbert went to Denver Tuesday and will return Jsauary 3rd We neglected last week to apeak of a new boy at po*tma»t«r Lee’* rea ideooe. Jt i* warm enough at Mulvaoe f«»r raltleshakes to crawl around on the prairie. Mr. Cecil lata editor of Springfield and Vila* paper*, i* now a resident of lauiiar. Walter Black came down from ](wky Ford Tuesday to *pend the holiday*. A thief got away with a bale of barbed-wire from G. L. Himes* ranch l**t week. Otero county ha* let the contract for a jail to the Hall Safe aod Lock Co. of New York. Mr*. Will. Metcalf will return to Denver thi* evening, accompanied by Mr*. M. A. Metcail. Will. Loguc came dowo from Wal senburg Tuesday to *pend Christman with Lamar friend*. The young men at I-a* Animas have organised a military company under the state law*. D. E. Cooper and C. B. Thoman will write the insurance for the school house next year. We have prairie mice, and the house mouse, but we duubl if there is a rat in Prowers county. Admiring friend* presented Secre tary of State Rice with a handsome gold beaded cane Christmas. The boonty offered for wolf scalp* created an industry that is making the yel per* scarce in this country. Born Sunday morning December 2,’nd, to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Down ing. a son. Mother and child doing well. Mr*. Fred Schmidt and little daughter left last Saturday evening for Topeka, Kansas, to spend the hol idays. A complimentary ball to Mr. and Mr*. Will. Metcalf of Denver, was given at the Commercial last Satur day evening. A bright little danghter came to brighten the home of Mr. and Mr*. J. D. Turner last Saturday. Mother and babe doing well. The winter has advanced far enough for the signal service to ven ture the statement that wo are to have a mild winter. E. F. Seeberger went to Meade, Kansas, Monday night to spend Christina* with his family, returning here Thursday morning. Ben. CollLar returned to Monto Vista Christinas night. Unless bis father greatly improves he will be Lome again next week. A family arrived hero yesterday from lowa, that came througli by wagon, they will locate on land a* near town as they can get it. Pete Lynch the restaurant man ef the north tide, is haying the room north of W. O. Lee's grocery fitted up for a bar and luuch counter. It took tbirty-si* pages to hold the news and ads of the Denver Times last Saturday. It was largely devot ed to the milling industry of the state. By an averaight we failed to men-. uon the Fort qarlaud Republican with our exchasge* last week. We regret eur oar*4es*n*M Mr. Morrison. A happy New Year to all. This ha* been vacation week with die public schools. Windy and dusty this morning, the first disagreeable day in over a month. Mr. Zimerman informed us that nine teams have been at work on the Midland ditch this week, and that fifteen teams will be at work neat week. The appointments of C. D. Ford ' Begister and C. C. Qoodale Receiver j of our land office, and E. T. Lee our postmaster have been confirmed by ; the senate. Mrs. C. C. Goodale, Mrs. D. K Cooper, Mrs. T. JL Bird, Mrs. J. M. I Wright and Mrs. W. R. Davis spent the day yesterday with Mrs. P. S. 1 Lynch in the country. Tbs W. C. T. U. will meet next | Thursday afternoon January 2nd. 1800, at the residence of Mrs. J. B. 1 Woods east of town. May T. Graham, Sec. Remember the poor, said nearly all our country exchanges just before ' Christmas. Did they men, was it a hint. Never mind professional pride forbids us making known our sua ptona. There are a number of people in town suffering with colds, that in pecnliarity are exactly as the influen za i« described. Lamar allows none of the big towns to surpass her iu booms or sueezes Sunlight an i moonlight, price ten cents, issued by the Kook Island road, is an entertaining and instructive book of one hundred and twelve pages, illustrated with choice engrav ings, tend to John Sebastian Gen'l Agt. Chicago. Mr*. L. L. Corbitt who has been teaching school at Mulvane, has been employed by our school board as au ; | assistant in the Lamar public schools, ! and will take charge of the room as , ; signed to her next Monday. Our ' echool now has five teachers. Two teams without drivers ran . away down Railroad Avenue Thurs day, one of the wagon* had on two barrels of molasses that rolled off,one i barrel fell without damage, the other | a head came out and the molasses run out on the street. The team* and wagons wero not hurt. The following contents haye been j ] filed at the land office the past week | 1 up to yesterday noon: John J. Thompson v*. John T. Al- , < lisou e J s e $ sec 23 aud v J » w | sec 24 tp 29 s r 50 w. Hugh Barry v*. William A. Alcorn ] n w | sec 35 tp 20 s r 40 w. Thomas J. Pearson vs. William B j Webster s e $ sec 14 tp 33 s r 42 w. Ji.hn A. Williams vs. Samuel A. | Sooy s e $ see 8 tp 21 s r 45 w. , North t A happy New Year to all. Geo. Woods had a yoke of cattle stray off last week. Our school—well wo are proud of it. , Every eohollar of school age is in regular attendance. Mr. J. A. Collins has a large force at work on his stone barn tlOxlOO fc * u . A special school meeting will be held the 18th of Jan. 1890, to vote a special tax with which to build a school house. . Smd is the affliction to Eddie Reed t mind. He and hie mother havo the heartfelt eympathy of all. Fortunate indeed were those who chared the hoepitaliliee of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Culbertson, many of their friends enjoyed a grand dinner at their home Christmas day. A Chrietmaa tree with cxercisee befitting the occasion was given by our Sunday-School on Chri.tmaa Kvc. Tho tree was fi“ c > ‘I IO presents nu merous and beautiful, the progamme quite leogihy yet most excellent. The children’e eongs wero rendered to perfection. It was a happy merry gathoring.-I-iNK. j Q Adv .rtla.d MtUarw. Tho following ia a l'*t °* remaining uncalled for in the poet office at Lamar, Colo., for waok end ing Dee. 27 th: Mr. F. Kogliali. Henry For. Mr. Deter Oak. SI. C. Tabbe. Mr*. Eva A. Cottrell. U SI. A. White. •• C. K. Eltie. K. T. I.itK, r. w. Swear off next Wedneadaj. i — ! Attention Oontraotora. The Beil Rock Ditch Company is '; goine to widen the ditch and all par 1 ties wishing to pm in bids on the work will do ae within the neat ten 1 , J »)« (sealed bide). The Directors ' : reserre the right to reject any and all • For further particulars see j W. O. Butler, Pres. 1 / or J. A. Woodcock, Sec.~) STRAYED OR STOLEN. • From the sabscribtr one small roan cow 7 year# old. A liberal re | ward will be paid for its return to ; the underaigued. C. C. Goodal*. Notice for Public** ion. Land Office, at Lamar. Colo., l)fr a;Rj |^ ■ Notice U hereby given that the following named »*-«lrr ban 11 bid notice of bi« Intention . u> make dual proof in support of his claim ana commute the name to cash entry. M ud , t,IHl proof will be made before the regls ft Sad recelrer at Lamar, Colo on June IWh | 1«>, tit "amuel U. Rider, If. K. No. 3891 for the a. w. 1-4 nee. 13 tp. ti ». rg. 46. He natnea the following witnesses to prove his contlnuoua realdence upon n<*\ ctiltlra “°“ of. Mid laud. Tlx: ErfTLeather.nan.Al bert Mayhew Samuel Parka, Arthur Crawford of lainir. Colo. Al-o at the same place, on Feb. 8th. ](«0 viz Albert may hew, H. t. No. 0814 for the n. w. I 4 aec. 29 tp. 21 ». rg. 47 w. He name* the following witnesses to prov hl« contlnuoua residence upon, and cuft.vu tlon of.-al-1 land, viz S b. Klder. Sam E McKinney, Fred Williams. Ed. of Lamai. Colo Also at the aame place, on Feb. 23th. 1890 viz Edward B. D. 8. No. 4087’ for the n. e. 1 « sec. 36 tp. 21 a. r. 46 w. He names the following wttnesaes to proTe hi-continuous residence upon and cultlva tlon of. snld land, viz S. H. Park-. E. M. Stewart. A. J. Manning, Joseph McIntosh, of l jimar, Colo. C. D. FORI), 29 M Register. SHERIFF'S SALE. By virtue of n special execution to me di rected and Issued out of the County Court of Prowers county, and state of Colorado, on the lath day of December, 1889, in favor of the Arkansas River. Land, Reservoir and Canal Company plaintiff and agaln-t Frank Gregory defendant wherein I am commanded to make the -utii ot two hundred and seventy seven dollar- and thirty cents together with cost* of suit. I have levied upon and seized all the right t tie and Interest of the said Frank Gregory defendant In and to, the fol lowing described real e-tate situated In Prow ers county, -late of Colorado to wit Isnta three ( l) ami four (4) and the south half of the north west <|uart«T of section three (3) of township twenty two (22) south of range fourty six (48) we*t. And I will on the I8fh day of January, IK®, at the front door of the court lioaw In the | town of Uimtr. in said county and state, be tween the hour- of ten o'clock in the fore- I noon, and twelve o'clock noon of thHt day prows d to sell said premises at public venduu to the highest and be-t bidder for cash to sat isfy said execution and costs, rt. A. BILLOW, By C, C. SPKAGG, tJ Sheriff. Under Sheriff. Every purchaser of $1.00 worth of goods for cash is entitled to one chance in the following prizes; First prize 1 Herald C hole Range Stove with thirty pieces of cooking utensils worth $40. Second prize 1 Beautiful Hanrins Lamp, which will make a handsome Christ mas present worth $6.50. To be raffled Christmas Eye. N. U:— For the benefit of our patrons we have concluded to add two more val uable prizes to the above as follows: One set silver-plated knives aud forks one toilet set three pieces, and will extend the lime from Deo. 24th to J an. 7 th, 1890. M. L.SWIFT & CO., Lamar, Colo. Sale of tickets begins Monday. Let Perhaiu clean your watch, tf. Herbert's for pumps and repairs. Watches repaired and cleaned by Perham at the City Drug Store, tf. Stovepipe to order at Ilorbert's. Perham understands his business. Tin and steel rootling at Herbert’s. NOTICE. Get M. K. Harper to do your paint ing, glaaing, sign writing and paper hanging. 23tf. Judge Chadeayne has left with us a number of his Colorado Fee Table books for sale. They are of great value to the business man and useful to everybody. Price twenty-five cU. Jewelry by Perham. tf. M. K. CHURCH:—Servioes every Sabbath, all are invited to attend. Sunday-School at 10 a. m. Preaching at 11 a.m., and 7 p.na, " are thot# pat ap by D.JL FERRY SCO. Who are the Largest Seedsmen In the world. D. M. Fokst fk Cp’« Beautifully Illustrated. Descriptive applicant*, end to last season’* cus tomer*. It ii better than ever. Ev- fa* it. gr ..i . C. C. HUDDLESTON, -TDEIJELUEIFL TIT- Hardware, Stoves, Tin ware, Pumps, Steel, Iron, Wagon Wood Etc. A Carload of Barbed-wire just Received. Loaded Shells, Guns, Revolvers, Machine Oil. Agent for tli© Deering Mowers and Reapers. Heating Stoves at COST for the next 30 Days. Call and see us and get Prices. EAST SIDE MAIN ST. - - - LAMAR. COLORANO. John Hess; -SOLE AGENT pHILLIP 'REST'S MILWAUKEE JREER, All Brands of Kentucky Liquors and Key West Cigars. East Main St. Lamar, Colo.