The Great QUIT HUSINtiSS Sale is
now going on at IRWIN’S STORE. The big
$lO,OOO stock of Dry Goods, Milliner / and No
tion., is being closed out regardless ol cost to en
able him to quit business.
J. G. L. STAUFFACHER.
THE LAMAR REGISTER
cit ■y asaitor
The only net of Numerical
Abstracts of the Records of
Prowers County. Abstracts
to Farm and City Proper
ty furnished on shortest no
tice. Terms reasonable.
} , Address ,
PROWERS COUNTY ABSTRACT CO.
La mar. Celorad.s
MONEY TO LOAN
Plenty of Cheap Money for
Hood Farm and City Loans.
Call and soo me.
L. WIRT MARKHHM.
I am prepared to make
REAL ESTATE LOANS
on Choice Farm or Town Prop
erties at reasonable rate of in
terest. Throe to live years time.
No Commission Charged.
J. L. Maytiold, the Granada banker,
wna in Lamar yesterday.
W. R. Gibson, a Rocky Ford merchant,
was iu Lamar the first of the week on a
Mrs. McKinloy and daughter. Miss
Florence, returned to their home in Illi
nois last week.
W. M. Wormley visited his family up
at Manitou from Friday night until
Thomas Laidler, the Amityvillo horse
man, wus transacting business in the
county scut this week.
Rev. P. A. Eubank and family from
Manzanoln have been visiting relatives
and friends in Lnmnr the past week.
W. T. Lew ark, the Columbia building
and loan association agent, has been in
terviewing the company’s patrons this
llonry Gerstenlauer was displaying
his old familiar smile again yesterday, ns
his wife had just returned from a short
Mrs. Frnnk Ilinman returned home
last Friday nnd Frnnk looks as though a
greut load of lonesomoness had been
F. W. Crowloy, editor of the Holly
News, wns a pleasant caller at this office
Monday while taking in the sights of the
Cattle again mndo a high record on the
Kansas City market yesterday, n large
lot selling at the roinarknblo figures of
$8.35 per hundred.
A. N. Parrish returned from Denver
Monduy morning and says Jaddo is re
covering rapidly. He will have to remain
thero some weeks yet.
The machinery for the Colorado Hal
ing company’s plant is arriving, nnd work
hns been commenced on the foundation
of their building east of the mill.
The concrete work of the foundation
for the Masonic temple has been com
pleted, and shows the substantial char
acter of the building to be erected.
John Eastman, from Oklahoma, is in
Lamar, visitingj with his relatives, Mr.
and Mrs. Cuppy. Mr. Eastman arrived
last week and will spend some little tune
A. F. Buck, one of the hustling far-j
mors from the Amityville region, was in
Lamar yostorday, and reports the crop
prospect for that section simply marvel
ous at this time.
The case of tho people vs. E. R.
Yager, charged with an assault on (J. T.
Black, occupied the attention of tho
county court yesterday. The jury found
the defendant guilty.
Hon. C. D. Ford, of Denver, spent Sun
day with his daughter, Mrs. Tom Hover,
north of the river. His son Will e who
has been visitiug hero some weeks re
turned homo with him.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Hightower, wh » have been
conducting a restaurant on Main street
just south of tho Union hotel for several
months, have now taken charge of tho
Lamar Hotel. It is a safe thing to assort
that the hotel under their management
will ncquire nnd mnintain a reputation
that will make it a paying institution.
Mrs. Alta Griffin, of La Junta, is here
visiting relatives this week.
John Petticrew, tho stage man, paid
Lamar a visit today, the tirst one for
Sickness lias crippled the Register
force this week until it was almost im
possible to get out the paper.
L. P, Mathews, of Holly, wus looking
nftor business interests and shuking
hands with his mauy friends here today.
Wallace Robinson and family have re
turned from lola, Kansus, and will re
side in the Paxton house in the west
part of town.
There have boen several good rains in
the past two weeks and the crops ure all
doing well. The gruss on the range is
very tine and cattle are getting sleek and
Mrs. A. E. Rent returned from Cali
fornia last Saturday. She brought her
mother, Mrs. Olcutt, with her. Mrs.
Olcutt has been quite ill, but is improv
ing in heulth.
Several trains laden with soldiers,
went through Lamar yesterday. The
urmy boys were bound oast, but for what
I>oint, was not learned, us the truins did
not stop very long.
There is almost daily, from two to ten
parties of travelers going west through
towu. Many of these parties are on
pleasure trips, but others are seeking
locations for a future home.
D. E. Cooper is taking a rest from his
labors at the jiost ollice, and is spending
n month up ut Glen Mountain Palls.
Tho ollice is in charge of O. J. Cooper
and Ed. Ranninter, while the “boss” is
The Lnmar baseball club is expecting
to go to Trinidad tomorrow night for a
series of three games with the club at
that town. The plans are not completed
and it may be that the trip will be post
The young men gave a dance at the
opera house last Saturday night in honor
of the Misses Mullen, of Denver, who
are visiting Mrs. Jumes Smith. There
was a large number in attendance and
they all had a jolly good time.
County Treasurer Reynolds went down
to his Rutte creek ranch yesterday and
Deputy Clerk Albert Stream went along
with him to keep him company and to
relievo tho lone hours of the long drive.
They will probably return tonight.
The members of the Ladies Circle of
the M. E. Church are making great prep
arations to serve lunch each day of the
coming fair. The circle will meet with
Mrs. Weller next Thursday, July 3, at
half past two. President.
County Assessor Roeacrans has a most
convenient filing case placed in his ollice
at the court house. This office has long
been cramped for place to keep its rec
ords, but now any schedule or other doc
ument wanted can be produced at short
Tho county Commissioners will meet
next Monday for the regular monthly
an<l quarterly session. There is not a
great deal of business on hand, except
that the semi-annual statements of the
county clerk and treasurer will be pre
Granada expects to hnvo base ball on
tho Fourth that will bo great stuff. La
mar is to play in the morning and the
Leudvillo club in tho afternoon. The
town authorities voted one hundred
dollars for paying tho expenses of the
The Citizens’ band Ixjys have just had
their uniforms completely renovated,
pressed and brightened up with now
gold braid. The boys will look well
dressed, nnd their music is just as fine
as their clothes. They will spend the
' Fourth at Holly.
j a goodly number of little folks met*
I this afternoon, at tho residence of P. S
! Lynch, to assist little Miss Maudio
| Lynch in celebrating her ninth birth
day. They all had an enjoyable time
and made away with an abundance of
ice cream nnd cake.
i The Pass Time Club has completed
the study of Co n <r's “Man from Glen
garry,” and are now giving at ••nliou lo
general discussions. An aft. rtioon Ini'*
boon given to each Kipling, Rhodes ai.d
Riley. Genernl discuhsions will be coi -
tinued during the summer.
W. A. Vernon returned to Lamar la t
Sunday, after having been in Ark on as
for several months. Mr. Vernon has
just passed through a severe illness and
is still u very sick man. He is at the
res d .nee of W. P. Cross, where he is
receiving every possible attention.
W. MoD. Rowan, the popular drum
mer, war in town at the iibuiiI time this
week not withstanding hie homo comen
tiou had nominated him for county clerk.
As it ‘ih Finney county, Kansas, and the
nomination on thu democratic ticket,
Mac is not taking the honor any too se
The game of ball between the Lumur
and Granada nines at Granada today re-
Riilted in a wore of (! to 1 in favor of
Lamar. We have hoard none of pnrtic
larn, but the Beoro Bpeaks for the fact
that it was a good game and must have
been well played by both niues and es
pecially by the Lamar boys.
At the local United States land otlice
during the past year, there hnve been
dis|M)sed of, under the various land
laws, nearly forty thousand ncros of
land. Of this amount, over fifteen thou
sand acres have been taken up in Prow
ers county. Baca county comes next in
the list as being the locality favored by
The school board has called an election
for next Monday to vote on n proposition
to bond the district for $5,000. This is
in response to the wishes of the taxpay
ers as expressed at the school meeting in
May, after a careful examination of the
financial affairs of the district. There is
very little opposition to the proi>osition
as it is the only way in sight by which
taxes can be reduced at present.
Lamar is now up-to-date, ns there was
a lecture on the Boer war delivered at
the Methodist church Tuesday night by
H. 0. do Rooy, nn ex-Boer soldier. True
to the characteristics of his race ho ma
neuvered after the lecture so as to get
into a skirmish, but uutrue to his race
he was worsted. His little shooting toy
was also reported to be a disgrace to the
memory of his warlike kinsmen.
Messrs. Cora Strain and Harry Roltert
son are about to go into the business of
manufacturing artificial ice. The gen
tlemen have secured iho machinery nec
essary to make two tons of ice per day*
It is expected that the work will be com
menced in a very few days, at least as
soon us the machinery can be put into
Iiosition. This will be quite nn nddition
to the industrial workings in Lninnr.
Next Friday will bo the “great and
glorious” Fourth of July. The small boy
for some time past has been indulging in
the anticipation of the good time he is to
have, and many a nickel has been laid
aside to buy “noise" with. There will be
no public celebration in Lamar this year,
but Granada and Holly are each to have
programs suitable to the day. Many of
our citizens have mude preparations to
8]>end the day at one or the other of the
The various churches of Lamnr hnve
decided to have union services during
July, and possibly longer, so far as the
evening services aro concerned. The
first will be next Sunday night, and will
be an open air meeting, which will be
h ild on the open space just north of th«
Presbyterian church. Rev. Vuughn wil
be the pastor to deliver the sermon, and
each succeeding Sunday the ministers
of the other churches will take a turn.
These meetings should be largely at
Mrs. Charles Wright’s hospitality was
tested on Friday afternoon, June 27th,
by forty-three guests responding to her
invitation to the Social Circle. Twenty
five members, ten nduIt guests und eight
little folks enjoyed the afternoon's
pleasures to the fullest extent. A good
beginning was made on the crib-quilts
for the Cherry Tree Homo, n little busi
ness transacted, and much sociability
developed ovor the ice crenm, cake nnd
iced tea. The merry company ndjourned
at six o’clock, voting Mrs. Wright a cap
W. C. Gould, Charles Maxwell nnd
Granby Hillyer returned Monday from
an outing of a week, along the trout
streams up in the mountains. They had
a great good time, nnd caught any nun -
ber of fish. Hillyer especially caught n
awful big one, which had been growing I
and waiting for him nnd had attacledj
to its tail an nfliduvit duly subscribed,
witnessed and sworn to th.it it was tl e
biggest trout ever hooked. The fish u. s
so Inrge that Granby could not bring it
home, as he could not procure ice
enough, nnd besides, ice makes a fish
The Bent and Prowers County Oalt'e
and Horae Growers Association will hold
a special meeting at Las Animas on July
19 to vote on applications for member
ship in the i;s*o iation. Persons who
have not yet scut in their applications
to join should do so before.tlmt, date or
they will be too late to get their brands
.in the now Brand Book.
M. J. McMILiLIN, Secretary.
j Every Methodist and everybody else
, who wants to know God and wj y oT life
thro Jesus Christ is affectionately urged
to b » pr • ent at the M. E. Church Sab
I bath n. r.iing when the pastor will
I prea -h on “Chiistianity More Than an
j Rev. Oates, Pa tor. !
If you have any for sale call on or address.
C. B. RAY. |
1 Manager Lauiar UuncL Co. [
The f*m r l l i game of the season between
the Gamar and Granada ball nines was
witnessed by a much larger crowd than
usual, and the result was different from
the previous ones in that Granadu won.
The game was close und exciting all the
time and the visitors won on the merits,
us they played the better game both at
bat and in the field. An accident caused
by Oronghe and Emerson poth going af
ter the saint' fly ball resulted in the for
mer being laid up ami in
Granada boys piling up severul extra
runs. 'An ck Taylor of the visiting nine
was also Hoinewhnt knocked out in a col
lision with Frank Saylor ut the second
base. Cummings, the Granada pitcher,
in the second inning broke all records for
this section as ho fanned the first throe
batters up without a single foul and
only two balls being called on him. The
batting was heavy on both sides and it
was good fielding at critical times that
kept the score down. At other times
the fielding was loose and some very raw
breaks were made by both sides. The
game as a whole, however, was one of the
best over seen here and the crowd en
joyed it throughout. Several close de
cisions by the umpires cuused consider
able feeling among the players, but was
all smoothed over and the game wound
up with the usual good fueling between
the clubs. The score was 11 to 7 in favor
of Granada. The two nines play again
this afternoon at Granada and a good
game is expected.
Farm loans, ten years time,
; optional payments, interest pay
able annually, low rate, no
middlemen, no commission.
1 Union Central Life Insurance
Ccmpany, A. E. Bent, financial
correspondent, Lamar, Colo,
W. C. GOULD
Will make you a Heal Estate
Loan on .‘1 or 5 years time;
at straight rate of interest.
No Commission Charge
: The Lamar Repair Shop
Upholstering; Plumbing and
Pipe Fitting;Cleaning Gasoling
* Stoves, Sewing Machines and
r Organs; Sharpening Lawn
Mowers; and all Windsor Repair
Work. Shop one door west
* of the North Side Barber Shop.
t B. F. McLELLAN, Manager.
' I have leased the old Lamar
Dairy and am running same un
der name of Riverside Dairy.
The best milk in town and sop
' arator cream. Bottle milk fur
nished to those who prefer it.
' People desiring the best milk
please see me.
W. F. Brown.
By MLUAM WALLACE COOL
la an exciting story of a eoanty
•eat fight in Dakota. It ia in
ter sating and it ia plaaaible.
Full of exciting situations, and
some ludicrous ones; likewise has a
prattv love story running through
it, which ends in a manner that
will prove satisfactory to the
CeprrtaMed Send PabMebcd in TMs Paper by
Special Arranged cat. e
K WILL BEGIN SOON.
LINES UNDER TWO RIVERS.
■•Math DadertaklßS of m
lUMwaf CurporattMi ta
This is an ags of stupendous engi
neering works. An end seems to
hare conie to the construction of
threat trunk lines of ruilway upon
the better known continents. Amer
ica, Kurojie and Asia hare been
•puYined; liut the “Cape to Cairo"
railway is projected for Africa, and
the “l*an-American" line for Central
and South America.
Meanwhile enterprises of startling
magnitude are in progress or are
planned for opening lines of com
munication by digging through the
surface of the earth, says Youth’s
Companion. The great Manchester
ship canal, the German government
canal between the North sen ami
the Baltic, and the Chicago drain
age canal are finished. Two tunnels
already pierce the Alps, and a third
will soon be opened. The rnphl
transit tunnel through New York
city from end to end is under rapid
construction. The Nicaragua canal
awaits the action of congress, which
is sure to be favorable, and in a few
years an artificial waterway will sep
arate the continents of North and
The latest scheme, brilliant in con
ception and almost unexampled in
the difficulties to be encountered, is
the construction of,a double railroad
tunnel from New Jersey beneath the
Hudson river and l»eneath the streets
of New York to a huge central sta
tion, there to divide into three tun
nels to pass under the East river
to Brooklyn. When this great en
terprise shall have been finished a
passenger may take his sent in a
palace car at Brooklyn and not
alight from the train until the oar
rolls into San Francisco.
Forty million dollars to be spent
by a private corporation; five, years
of time for construction; an under
ground station in New York city a
Httle less than a third of a mile
long and having two miles of tracks;
a steel tube nearly 10 feet in diam
eter, driven through the mud of the
Hudson river bed, 80 feet below high
water mark, and resting on steel pil
lars going down 100 feet to hard pan;
nil trains to be operated by electric
ity—these are some of the wonders
of the great undertaking.
In our day such huge enterprises
as this excite far less surprise and
attrnct much less attention than
were bestowed in former times on
works that are now everyday occur
rences. I’roliably the limit has not
been reached. The next generation
may see France, England and Ire
land connected by submarine tun
nels, and Asia Joined to North Amer
ica by a railway bridge.
DECOYED BY A SHE WOLF.
A Mtahlau Tnippct** *o*F
o« (MtlM Kur Poll* mm*
For tevera) month* Wendelin
Kri*ch, a trapper residing near Nea
toria, ha* at frequent interval* ap
peared at the county clerk’* office
’ with wolf pelt* on which he ha*
been paid a bounty of sl7 apiece, and
in the aggregate ha* drawn a large
sum. The suvce** of the trapper ha*
cauHed niucli *peculntion a* to the
method* he followed, the wolve* be
ing very cunning, shunning poison
and not often being trapped.
Now KriKeh’a secret ha* leaked
out, nay* a Haraga (Mich.) report in
the Minneapoli* Journal. It devel
oped that Home month* ago he man
aged to catch a female wolf in a
trap. He built a large yard near hi*
shanty and in it keep* the wolf, fatt
ened to a log chain. Her howl*
bring wolve* for mile* around, and
the trapper. Hitting in hiH cabin,
calmly shoot* them at his leisure.
In every section of the |>eninHula
woken are reported unuHiinlly nu
merous thin year. The deer in eon
; sequence are suffering, ns the many
carcasses seen in the woods testify,
and lately even men have l>een at
tacked. Only a day or two ago a
case of the latter transpired in
Claude Krcckleton, employed as a
cook at a logging cnmp. six miles
from Flood wood, started in the even
ing to walk to the village. When
half the distance he heard something
running toward him and. turning,
' saw a wolf close by. The man, not
being armed, was badly frightened.
The yelps of the wolf were answered
by others, and soon four other of
the animals had joined their compan
ion. Freckle ton luckily managed to
find a club, and thus armed hegnn
backing away. The hungry animals
would circle around him and snap at
his legs, ami whenever they came
near enough he would strike at them.
In this manner the three remain
ing miles were traveled. Freekle
! ton expected every minute would l>e
his last, until finally when, just at
| the outskirts of the town, the wolve*
made a jump at him. The leader
was laid low with the club and the
man turned and ran to safety, the
wolves, frightened at the proximity
of the houses, giving up the chase.
To Stamp Oat Hmnllpos.
The health authorities of Ontarioare
trying to keep smallpox out of the
lumber camps, where the disease
makes terrible ravages once it gets a
foothold. Already the owners of 42
can [»s have arranged for nodical at
tendance and have erect* d suitable
building* in which to isolate th« pa
tient* in caw smallpox nppears in the
camps. The di«Miw is scattered
through a lari™ part of Ontario and
the other Canadian provinces, and the
precaution* ure well considered.—Chi-
Vo ' u - -
GYPSIES IN WINTER.
Bars-Lcggsd and Bit*- Throated
Youngsters Lika tho Cold.
Kill! ThroaflS th« Ooia »■■
.on ta a k»nnw Tte( WonAd
Mv« m K»«ul«i*ii tk« Sfttv
• r*—A n lilcrvtow.
A bar«-l«gged tot, scarcely more
than three or tour year* of age, with a
hopelessly tangled mop of hair and big,
blue eyes, toddled out of a tent in
Malott park one day in December, made
ila uncertain way toward Fall creek,
and standing on the snow-covered bank
gravely contemplated the cold water.
Then, with a judicial air. It tottered
back to the tent and disappeared
through the flap, says the Indianapolis
There were others in the tent —al-
most enough to populate a small town
—just an ordinary Gyps/ family. In
one corner the father waa sprawled
with comfortable abandon on a pile of
disreputable bedding, pulling at a pipe
that had probably been handed down
through many generations, and he
was apparently without a care in the
world, lie in an old patron of the camp
inggrounds about the city.Uus Stanley
by name, and as genial and hospitable
a man as one would care to meet. The
mother, a plethoric creature, but with
traces still of a certain type of Gypsy
beauty, wns busily engaged in an ap
parently interminable effort to wash
the dye out of a bit of red cloth.
The odd corners of the establish
ment were filled in by a heterogenous
collection of camp odds and ends and
young Gypsies. No matter where the
eye turned it rested on a ineinlier of
the family, and an effort to count them
only ended in l»ewilderment. One, a
girl probably eight years of age, was
busy forming circular slabs of dough
by the simple expedient of slapping
them between her hands, which, by
this time, were clean, and then cooking
them in a grease-filled skillet on the
It was a glorious stove, a hrnnble
looking affair, made of sheet iron and
with a real fire in it—no driveling little
gas blaze, but a generafTonfigration of
wood that threw out heat in joyoua
wealth and made the tent as warm as
any home in the city and far warmer
than the most of them. And yet there
are persons in the city, and many of
them, who have thankfully huddled
about their wretchedly cold stoves,
with the gas playing tag between the
coal and the miser, and have thought
of those same Gypsies with compas
sion—thought how they must be suf
fering from the cold, and not under
standing why they did not evade these
cold months by treking to the south.
••Cold?" echoed Stanley, adroitly
balancing a coal on the apex of the
herbage in his pipe. -Well, I guess not.
Sit down and get warm. Not much
danger of getting cold as long as the
wood lasts, and the whole outside is
our woodpile,” and he gave a compre
hensive wave of his hand toward the
woods that surround Che ramp.
“We tried going south several years
ago, but the women folks got sick, and
we've staid in the north for fhe last
three winters. No trouble about keep
ing the tent warm, and even if there
was, we’re pretty well hardened, so we
wouldn’t feel it much. Look at Jim
there." Jim, an urchin, scarcely old
enough to attract the notice of the
truant officers, bashfully followed his
head into the tent and was duly in
speeted. Without gloves, overaoat or
“ear bobs,” with thin shirt open at
the throat, one stoeE'ing half-way
down ami shoes unlaced— James was s
spect-aele to give an Eskimo sfiTvers,
but he seemed not in the least uncom
fortable himself. And the rest of the
children seemed equally lightly clad—■
all with their waists or shirts open at
the throat and some even barefooted.
“Now we spend our winters in the
north,” continued “either in
Ohio, Indiana or Illinois. liiiTTuiia is
the best stnte, though,” and a quick
amile from his wife corroborated the
statement, ‘‘partly on account of the
better ronds in the state and partly
for business reasons," with a porten
tous look, “cause people in the state
seem to like to have their fortunes
told, and that's where we make most
of our money, especially in the winter
—nothin' doing in horse Trading then.
How many children have I?”
The question seemed to be some
thing of n poser, for he turned to Ills
wife with a puzzled look, and, after
some conversation in Hungarian, an
swered: "Twelve and two married
sons. There are five families, each one
with n tent, and 26 people altogether
In this crowd. The other people down
there got here about a month ago, two
or three days before we did. There are
three families—one for each tent —and
18 people. All the girls in the vamp are
downtown now telling fortunes, and
most of the men are out somewhere.
An Auto Hothosas.
An automobile hothoune is one of
the latest novelties in Paris. Huron
Edmond de Rothschild has just had one
constructed at a cost of 15.000 francs,
for the purpose of carrying hothouse
plants from his country estate to his
house in Paris. The journey there and
back used to take two days, and neces
sitated the lodging of three men over
night in Paris. It is now performed
in the same day, and will doubtless be
a considerable economy.—Chicago
A Monster Automobile.
The most extraordinary automobile
In the world is that being erected by
a French doctor, in which he intends,
with two students, to make a trip
round the world. It will contain two
sleeping apartment*, a large work
room and four big tanks for storing
oil. It will unquestionably be the
|orgeat motor ever built.—N. Y. Sun,
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