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VOLUME XVIII EVERY DOLL IN OUR STORE AT ABSOLUTE COST We are going to close out every Doll we have and not handle them any more. If you can use one or more at ridiculously low prices now is your opportunity. THE CROKINOLE COMBINATION BOARDS from 85c to 54.5(1 ■ODBBBBHIHHBDnaHBBBBHHKOnHISn Our China and Cut Glass has gone very fast. We are surprised to see it move so quickly. PEOPLE APPRECIATE QUALITY. We still have some beautiful pieces, such as Water Sets, Chocolate Sets, Celery and Chop Dishes, Cups and Saucers, etc. Toilet Articles It is repeatedly acknowledged that we have by far the best line of Toilet Sets, Brushes, Combs, Mirrors, Photograph Boxes, etc., in Lamar this year. Our method of buying allows us to sell at extremely reasonable prices. High Grade Toys Do not confound our stock with cheap trashy goods. We do not sell them. Children’s Dishes, Stoves, Blocks, Magic Lanterns, Steam Engines, Automobiles, Trunks, Games and all good Toys intended to make Young America happy. Everything at Reduced Prices THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY Poatofflce Building, Lamar, Colorado Suits and Overcoats for 1 - lEe Little Fellows %ljWi.-..' I" 1 We have been telling you so much about our lasge stock of men’s clothing that we I fe have neglected to say anything about the beautiful line of SUITS and OVER TA COATS we are showing for the little men. 'S* yv, |1 j'jV'fo} We have a handsome line of fashionable ■of jIHM NORFOLK SUITS || I I in many different weaves and shades at %W\\ I I ® 2, ® 3, S3 ' so, *4.50 Wj f I l All heavy weight, just the thing for cold 1 weather that is fast coming. We have them in brown, gray, blue serge and the fashionable homespun. Underwear, Shoes, Caps, Mittens This store is headquarters for everything . in the line of wearing apparel for men and J. M. JOHNSTON ctoE; The Lamar Register OFFICIAL OP KKOTXT XT IK C; COVKTV LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 16, 1903. Lamar's Sugar Factory What the Papers of the State Are Saying about the Closing of the Contract for Our Factory The acceptance of the contracts for raising beets of the Lamar Beet Sugar company by Henry T. Oxnard assures a factory at Lamar not later than 1905, and what in better as stires that it will be a first class one run by experienced beet sugar men It has long been a subject for specu lation which of the towns of the Ar kansas valley would get the next factory, but wo have always believ ed the many superior advantages of Latnar were bound to win. The speculation has not been confined to this section of the state but has been watched with keen interest by news papers and capitalists of all parts of the state und all now acknowledge Lamar as the winner as will be shown by the many clippings print ed in this article. It has been over a year now since the people of Lamar took hold of the matter in earnest, and almost a year since the Lamar Beet Sugar company was organized. Much earnest work has been done and there has 1 een so much of the ups and downs ir. the public pulse, that I many of our people could hardly be : lieve the good news when it was I made public Iu this connection it is well for oar people to remember that they must show their good faith as well : Mr. Oxnard, and that the 5,000 snd over acres of beets that have e n accepted must be made good next year as part of the contract. There is no question about Mr. Oxnard keeping bis contract, his reputation is too well known in that linel The coinmouts below will show how fort unate Lamar is in securing this fac tory, and give some idea as to the ( fleet it will have on Lamar in the estimation of outsiders: A Sugar Factory at Lamar. The people of Lamar deserve to be congratulated upon the results of their enterprise and energy in se curing a contract with Mr. Oxnard, the groat beet sugar manufacturer, by which he binds himself to erect a 1,000 ton sugar factory in that town before the end of 1905 One of the earliest places in which sugar beets were successfully grown in this state was the immediate vi cinity of Lamar, and subsequent tests of a practical character have fully demonstrated that the land near that town is exceptionally well adapt to the production of beets of a high peic-ntage of sugar. Beets have been grown there for the factory at Rocky Ford, to which establishment tbe 1904 crop will be sent iu case the factory is not built until 1905. Lamar is one of the wide awake and enterjuidug cities of Southeast ern Colorado and the Arkansas val ley. It has grown steadily with the deve'opment of that part of the state and the construction of this factory will go far to insure it permanent supremacy among the towns in the eastern end of the valley. The people and the farmers in the adjacent country were put to an in teresting test in their effort to secure this contract with Mr. Ozoard. They not only had to enter into contracts to produce an adequate acreage of beets, but also to demonstrate by practical work their ability to grow the beets when they undertook to do so. Through these tests they passed with credit and hence the contract was signed. The erection of the factory will in volve the expenditure of about a million dollars, and it will provide a market for so large a tonnage of baets that probadly a considerable addittonal acreage of land will be brought under cultivation.—Denver Republican. Lamar to Have a Sugar Factory Henry T. Oxnard, president of the American Beet Sugar Company, has signed the contracts which will re sult in the erection of a beet sugar factory at Lamar, and the papers are now in the hands of the subscribers. It is expected that rapid progress will be made in the project from now on. The contracts obligato the Araeri can Company to build a factory at Lamar and to have it in operation by the summer of 1005. They provide for the growing of beets for a period of tive years, commencing in the summer of next year, and for their delivery to the factory in Lamar. There is a proviso that if for any reason the factory is not ready to handle next year’s crop the beets will be shipped to Rocky Ford for 8 Pages NUMBER 27. next season. Abont 400 farmers and business men of the vicinity of La< mar signed the contracts before they were sout east, and the total area that will be added to the sugar beet producing district of Colorado will be about 0,000 acres. The Lamar Beet Sugar Company was organized nearly a year ago by Lamar parties. The negotiations wore then opened with Mr. Oxnard, the result being that he finally a greed to build a first class factory at that place. The contracts were signed by the Lamar citizens and forwarded to Mr. Oxnard in the emn mer of this year. Owing to the de lay in hearing from them it was fear ed that the success of the project was in danger. The contracts have come hack, however, beariug the signature of Mr. Oxnard, and the farmers are to start the crop next season. -Slate Journal. Lamar Elated. According to the Denver Republi can, the contracts for the raising of beets for a factory at Lamar are be ing circulated among the farmers of the lower valley this week. Lamar has been the seat of many false ru uiors in the past, but this report has been substantiated by those who are in a position to know that there is something to it. Many are already preparing the ground for next year’s crop. The Lamar sugar company incorporated more than a year ago, has ever since been negotiating with Mr. Oxnard for a factory. The peo - pie of Lamar feel confident that they will have a factory in 1005. The contracts are conditional. Mr. Ox nard agrees to take care of the beets raised in 1004 at the Rocky Ford factory and erect a factory for them in 11105. If those who have been so diligent iu trying to get a factory are as enthusiastic in sccnring the necessary acreage, there is no doubt but that Lamar will soon become the seat of the next sugar factory.— ltocky Ford Tribune. Lamar to have a Susar Faotory. Henry T. Oxnard, on behalf of the Ameiican Beet Sugar company, has accepted the acreage of the Lamar Beet Sugar company aud made con tracts with over 400 growers in the vicinity of Lamar to grow 5,000 acres of beets for a term of five years for a factory at Lamar. A provis ion of the contracts gives the corn pany until 1005 to build the factors, if necessary, the first year’s beets in that case being used at the Ro ruy Ford factory. This does hot look as if the sugar trust had such cinch on the beet sugar industry as to injuriously nf fed the future growth of the busi n s —Rocky Ford Enterprise. It is reported that Henry T. Ox nurd on behalf of the American Beet Sugar company has signed contract•« with 4<M) beet growers in the viciui ty of Lauiar, to grow more tbau 5, 000 acres of beets for a term of five years, and that the company has uii til 1005, if necessary, to build a fac tory at Lamar. This is the sort of news that takes the bad taste out of the mouths of those who have been brooding over the injury that has been brought upon the state by (be long period of industrial disturbance due to luhor troubles. Nothing short of a seismic cataclysm can stop Colorado’s growth.—Colorado J ur rial. A. L Bent is up from Lamar to day and is feeling good over th»*ir prospect for a s'lgar factory. This week, Henry I'. Oxnard, for his com pany, signed contracts, with the Browers county farmers for six thou sand acres of beets, and the factorv is to be built not later than for Hie 1005 crop of beets aud it may l»e completed by next fall. The Ox uards owu the factory at Rocky Ford, and several others in different parts of the west. We are glad La mar is going to have a factory; it will benefit the town and the lower Arkansas valley With sugar factor ies in the valley aud manufacturing plants at Pueblo pouring forth huge columns of discolored ozone, the mot to of “watch onr smoke,” adopted by Pneblo’s bnsines men, will be ap propriate for the valley also.—Bent County Democrat.