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The Lamar Register.
8 Pages VOLUME XV.I. WF. WANT YOU TO KNOW! • • at W^1£n WC your Cyes * or asses we do it accurately, skillfully and scien ' We make a specialty of fitting young people whose eyes need attention. We have been exceedingly successful in fitting all kinds of difficulties and can • refer you to some of Lamar's most prominent people. UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY -.S^cb County Notes. [[’join tlio Holly N«wh.| Frank o‘Donnel cumo down from Lamar Tuesday with I ho disinfecting apparatus and went out to smoke houio bouses whore huihll pox bud i been locuted übont 15 inileH north west of hero. Four new business blocks to be htarted hooii will givo the north end of town a lioomafiod appearance. Conlidge came up laHt Sunday as achediiled The Champions seemed to be nfruid of getting boat as they would not play. A nine was made up from the spectators which won the game from tho visiting loam i>; a score of thirloeu to nothing. Tommy Barrol is again inaking Holly and his Holly friends a visit. Tho Hereford Shorthorn breeding firm of Lowell, Barroll and Dewitt lost heavily on their ranch south of Colorado Springs during the cloud burst, on tlio Fuuutain riv* r which caused so much damage all along the Arkansas some two mo oh * ago The cloiidhurnl occured directly on their ranches and of course did great dam age to hay and crops as the water stood four feet deep on the level Only a few days ago they suffered the loss of one of their four large barns, by lightuing. Tommy is still in high spirits despite these cutastro pines and tho firm will exhibit some of the best stock in the United States at the coining state fair at Pueblo. [From tho Holly llliioftniu.] I*ROV.’KIIB COUNTY FAIR. Wo aro in receipt of tho premium list of tho second annnal fair of the Prowers County Fair association. This fair will I e held at Lamar on August 27, 28 and 29. Tho association has issued a very neat, premium list which includes a program of the races to take place each day. Tho premiums on nil exhibits are liberal enough to make it worth the time and trouble in preparing them and there will no doubt be compe tition ir. all departments. The purs os offered t n the various races are large and will make that an interest tng feature onoh day. The dates for the fair aro but a few weeks off now and every farmer or stock owner should begin to figure on takiug something for exhibition. • • • Work has begun on tho foundation of Wm. Gill’s new stone block. • • • Chiis Clasen returned Saturday from a three month’s trip to Gertna ny. He says ho bad a good time, and as his averdnpois is perceptibly increased we judge that he did. • • • Geo. Hollis exhibited a sugar beet this week that weighed 3J pounds George is getting the culture of the sugar beet reduced to u science and is consequently enthusiastic over its future possibilities in this country. I From tin* (Jrniiarin Timnal. Dist. No 33 is arranging to build a new school house on the northwest quarter of section 20 This district will soon be one of the best in the country. A. B. Palmer has his now brick house in the south part of town well under way. It will bo one of the best houses in town and will help the looks of that part of town wonderfully. Truly we move. The postmaster ho*e has received notice from the postofiice department that the new ofliee ut Albany has been established and to furnish tho carrier mail for its patrons as soon as one is chosen. The selection is to bo made by the postmaster at Albany • • • J. B. Cline was in town the lirstof the week and purchased from Noble & Bolton a new corn binder with which to put up his 200 acres of corn. This corn is growning on Mr. Cline’s Plum Creek ranch, far above irriga tion. It is an index of what the Great Granada Country south of here is going to do. In over 12 years, Mr. Clioe has had but one failure. Baca County Sensation Most all of our readers will re member the sensational murder case of a Baca county boy which occured about a year ngo. The recent devel opmonts ns taken from the Denver Post, are oven more sensational und are giten below: “On his death bod William Thom son of Vilas, Baca county, has confess ed that ho killed his own son, Bouja min H. Thompson, aged 13, and that Zeb Nicholson who is serving a term of ten to twenty years in the peniten tiary on a charge of murdering the boy, is entirely innocent. The details of the story are the most ro mantic and sensational ever brought to the attention of the pardons board. A. speecial meeting will be called for some time this week to investigate the case. “Young Benjamin Thompson was killed in Febuary, 1901, on the cattle range in Baca county. He was out with his father, William Thompson, roundiDg up cattle. Gideon Thomp son, a brother of William, was out also looking for some of his cattle. Zeb Nicholson, who lived on a ranch between the ranches of the Thomp son brothers, was with Gideon. Each brother accused the other of running their cattle away from pas ture. A quarrel ensued between them, nnd Zeb Nicholson took sides with Gideon Thompson. William Thompson, it is alleged, struck Nich olson, and the latter grappled with him Both were armed, and in the struggle th it onened each tried to draw a weapou to defend himself. or'r'rcrzjs.s- irx:-srsr s Js.s*E li cr mo-arEHc covittir LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 0, 1902. “Wliilo Thompson was trying to got Nicholson’s gun away from him it was discharged ami tho bullet killed Gideon’s horse. The struggle continued and tho gun was dis charged again, hut this time while it was iu William Thompson’s hands Tho bull hit young Don Thompson, who was standing near by, and mor tally wounded him. “According to tho story taken from the papers at the stute bouse, Thomp son, it is alleged, had kiduapped Nicholson, who is now only 27, from his home in Missouri. He took him to Kansas, nnd while there ho killed two different men for their money and afterwards informed Nicholson of the crimes and showed him whor*j the men were buried. Later tbo Thompsons came to Colorado and Nicholson came with them. They all settled in Baca county. William Thompson and Nicholson had been on bad terms for some time. The culmination of the hard feeling wa their fight on the range. “Thompson, tho story goes, saw a chance to get Nicholson out of tho way. Failiug to kill him in the ( hand to hand struggle, ho deter mined after his son had beer, shot by himself through accident, to semi Nicholson to the penitentiary for it ; It was an excellent opportunity, on | pecially when he know tbut Gideon \ Thompson would place no obstacle in his way. He accordingly had Nicholson arrested for murder. At the trial Mr. Thompson testified that Nicholson killed hiH boy in cold blood. Two other men swore that they heard the dying statement of the boy and that it implicated Nich olaon. Nicholson was found guilty and given a sentoueo of ton to twon ty years by Judge Northcutt, who could do nothing else in tho face of the evideneo. “Nicholson has served about a year Thompson was taken ill in June with an incurable disease. Ho is now in bed and has not long to live. He voluntarily confessed that he was the one who shot his Bon, but that it was accidental. This confession has been written. He also signed a petition favoring Nicholson’s pardon. There is an ailidavit from a man numed A1 corn that Ben Thompson never spoke after he was shot, and therefore could not have said that Nicholson was his murderer. Thompson has also con fessed to another brother that, he had organized a company to get Nicholson out of the way. There are letters and papers on file testifying to Nich olson’s good character. His brother. Tyd Nicholson of Richmond, Missou ri, iB here in the prisoner's behalf He has letters from state and county officers say ing that his word is as good ns his hond'on any proposition. Teacher’s Normal Institute. The normal institute for the eighth district is now iu session at the now school building and promises to be one of the largest and most protit able over held in the district. The enrollment includes names from each of the live counties of the district and reached seventy-live for the first day. Later arrivals will in crease the number to over one hun dred. Miss Martha Hyde has just com pleted a special course in nature study at Chicago and comes to our teachers well equipped for her work. * Her instruction in primary methods is ono of tho most pleasant and prof itable features of the institute. Prof. Cole, principal and science teacher of tho La Junta high school, is arousing much interest in his sci ence classes. He is also conducting a largo and enthusiastic class in the ory and art of teaching. Miss Mary E. Lyon, county super intendent of Otero county, arrived Monday with a largo delegation of her county teachers. £Jupt. Maile, after a long drive from Kiowa county, exhibits his usu al interest in matters educational by entering heartily into the ways and means for adding to the efficiency of the institute. Miss Ada Konkel and Mr. Homsher represent Baca county creditably. The following teachers are in at tendance from Bent county: Winnie Hasty, Sina Hasty, Amy liuefly, Loie Banta and W. A. Jordan. The Kiowa county delegation con sists of F. H. Maile, Nettie Mauchor, Veiny Scholion and Geo. VV. Harper. Otero county is represented by Winifred Gauloy, E. E. Cole, Cliff Connel, Abbie Mosher, Rosy White, Edna Morgan, Floy Tragor, 0. F. Burk, Lucy Rockwell, Laura Gould, G. W. Combs, J. W. Pennington, Lena Weaver, Martha Crenshaw, Lela Morton, Mrs. Elder and Mary E. Lyon. Log Rolling; for 1903. A large delegation composed of about 150 citizens of Lamar and vi cinity went to Colorado Springs on the special train last Friday. The Lamar Citizens Band was part of the deleg ation and as usual made a record for itself as one of the best band organ izations in the state. The Lamar crowd was intent] on securing the next log rolling for this place, and owing to the reputation which the town has gained for itself as a hospitable entertainer they succeed ed in gaining the unanimous vote of the meeting for Lamar as the locat ion of the next log rolling. This event will undoubtedly draw the largest crowd to Lamar that has ever been known in the history of the town, and no pains or expense will bo spared by the citizens or Woodmen to properly entertain the thousands of visitors who will be as sembled here for the ovent. The date has been fixed for August 28, 1903, so as to ensure a bountiful supply of the luscious cantaloupes and melons for which the Arkansas valley is noted. Lamar Camp No. 3D of the Wood men will offer $250 in prizes for the best drilled teams from the various Woodmen Camps, and this of itself will be a sight worth coming a long way to witness. In addition the town will arrange a tine program of cow boy races and wild west sports for the amusements of the visitors. Sugar Beet Men Will Win. That the sound judgment and com mon sense of the American people will utterly preclude the possibility of any radical reduction of the sugar tariff, was the keynote of what H. F. Oxnard, one of the foremost sugar men of the country and of the world, had to say during the few hours he spent in this city yesterday, enronte from New York City to California. “The very material increase of our plants in California, Colorado and Nebraska next year depends entirely upon the tariff,” said he. “As for the tariff, I may be over sanguine, but my hope und belief is that con* gross will do nothing that the com mon sense and sound judgment of the majority of the people of this country have condemned time and time again. “I can not believe that congress will repudiate protection when the lesson of the disasters attendant up on the failure to ptotoct those who would supply America’s needs is yet fresh upon us from the experience of only a few years past. “We claim that reciprocity is only another method of destroying the ef fect of protection, by reducing the protection on certain articles in order to give a foreign market to those ar ticles which are over-producing in this country. We are obliged to in sist that this is an unfair discrimina tion and that it is a first step toward free trade. That is my idea of reci procity. “We want to increase our plants in all of our territories aud we will do so as soon as the matter of tariff is definitely settled. I know of no bet ter country in the world to produce sugar than Colorado. I know that this is a broad statement, but we have already had results to justify it. “Could the territory be extended to New Mexico and Arizona? Very easily, with good irrigation. Yes, I atn very sure that with sufficient water those territories could grow fine sugar beets.” An Education In Itself The State Fair which is to be held in Pueblo, September 15th to the 20th inclusive, promises to be a fine exhibi tion. From an educational stand - boint there is nothing that can take the place of a large fair for those whose lifework is the breeding of cattle, sheep and other animals, or the growing of grains, fruits, etc. The exhibits at the fair last fall were a surprise to all who attended and 8 Pages NUMBER 8. A Speedy Recovery Depends on Three Things A Good Physician A Good Nurse And absolute purity and uni formity of tbe DrugH and Modi. cineH used in tbo caso. Bring us Your Prescriptions and you can rent assured yon will get exactly what it calls for properly compounded. Kt McLean’s Drug Store gave a fresh impetus tojthose differ ent iuterest. Those who exhibited were spurred to grorter efforts and others, upon seeing what could be done in Colorado, have since made investments in that direction. The advance styles for autumn are presented most attractively in The Desionek for September. Of great practical value is an article on “School array” for the boys and girls and in the millinery pages are given full directions for making a stylish toque suitable for the season. Espe cially interesting among the literary features is the initial appearance of “What Women are Doing,” under the editorship of the feminine readers of The Desionek. “Indian Laco Work” by Jane W. Guthrie, “Simple Treatment of Mantels,” by Mary Kilsyth, and “The Little Lady’s Toilet” by Dr Sarah A French Hatty are contributions of great merit, all handsomly illustrated. The fiction of this number consists of “The Efface ment of Susan Boss” by Celia E. Shute: “The Little Dark Uoom,” by Harriet Caryl Cox, and the continua tion of “The Apology of AylifTe,” by Ellen Ulney Kirk. “Crocheted Table Mats,” by Kate P. Daniel, furnishes suggestions for the employments of idle hours. The regular departments of “Notesjof New Books,” “Selections for the Kecitatonist,” “Toilet Tables Chat,” “Etiquette Hints,” “Points on Dressmaking,” “In Motherland,’’and “The Kitchen Kingdom” are praot ioal, valuable and timely.