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VOLUME XIX. We Want Your 1905 Drug Business We are equipped with the stock to handle almost any amount of business that can be brought to us Your medicines handled by expert and painstaking pharmacists We have worked hard for the reputation we have gained and we assure you there is no relaxation now. We solicit your patronage with the assurance that we can give you better service than you can get elsewhere. THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley. Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo. Epoch-Making SHOE If you condense the last ten years into paragraphs describing woman’s progress, one of these would be ‘Queen Quality Shoes.” They are worn today by thousands ol women who findjn them the Exact Duplicate of a Custom-Built Shoe, — the same materials, fit and style, only at less cost. The best expert cannot tell the difference. To all appearances it is a custom shoe to ordered measurements. Try it once Boots $3.00 Oxfords $2.50 Special Style* 50c extra Past Color Eyelet* used exclusively Our Queensware Department Is complete and up to-datc. You can find just what you were looking for. Come and see for yourself. Our Prices Are Right CHURCH BROS^ ID. EJ. COOPER Real Estate, Loan Insurance Agent. THE LAMAR LUMBER CO. Largest and Best Stock in the Valley of *£ Lumier, Paints, Oil and Glass WE WON’T BE UNDERSOLD. The Lamar Register orricixL iTE'nrsPx.PBE of proutehs ccttutt LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 11, 1905. The Lamar Sugar Factory Work Progressing Rapidly and Beginning to Make a Showing. Force at Work Largely Increased and more Coming. Last week work was started on the east end of the south wall of the large warehouse and the wall is going np rapid ly. This building is to he 00 x 320 feet. The main factory building will stand to the west of this warehouse and face on * the road running north from town. The foundation for the faotory will also be completed in a short time and a force of several hundred men is expected in this week to pash the work of completing the building. The railroad switch is about completed to the factory site, bat there is a big job ahead of the contractors yet making the fills np to the big coal, beet and other chntes for dumping the materials nsed in the manufacture of sugar. Everything is to be constructed in the most modern and convenient manner possible and when completed the factory will be a model for future work in this line. All the most approved methods of economizing time and labor and expense are to be put in force in the new factory, and when completed it will be able to tarn out sngar more cheaply than any other factory in the country. Lamar will have a beet sugar factory by next season in which eveiy citizen of the town can take pride. The above ent is a reprednetion of the west front elevation of the new sugar factory as drawn by the archi tect, and the following is a descrip tion of the building furnished by the engineer’s office. “The new faetory stands, or, to be precise, will stand upon that large and almost level area lying to the east of the road running north out of Lamar, which is conveniently lower than the average water level in the Lamar ditch and safely above the highest flood line— if the history of high water marks can be taken as an indication of the future. “All that is to be seen by the pass erby at present is a group of tempor ary pine bnildings, a puffing engiue whose purpose is to drive a large chnrn-like concrete mixer, and long lines of laborers navigating “Pash man cars” (otherwise known as wheelbarrows) back and forth along the trenches which are being filled with the foundations. The various materials for the mill, however, are fast conveying from all quarters — steel works from Pittsburg, Dew ma chinery from the far east, old ma chinery from Nebraska, brick and cement from Kansas, ironworks from Colorado Springs —and the plant will immediately begin to take shape. The main bnilding itself is far above the average factory building in arch itectural appearance. It is nearly 300 feet long and the tower, which rises to a height of 100 feet, makes it probaply the highest sngar factory for its cspacity in the country. In finite pains have been taken to ob tain plenty of ligbtand perfect clean liness throughout the entire process and the great number of windows have cansed the somewhat humor oub agriculturist of the company to remark that if Colorado should re tire from the sugar industry entire ly, it would make a mighty fine greenhouse, anyway. As to practi cability, the several departments are ingeniously arranged so that their plaa resembles the letter E, in which the main building is the upright part, the warehonse, Steffen house aud boiler house are the three horizon tals. By this means almost the whole process of sugar making cau be watobed from a single central point—a matter of great advantage to the superintendents. In fact, tbs main stairway will lead to a central gallery open at all times to visitors, whence they may view at their leis are the evolution of beet sugar from A to Z, without the dangerous incoD venience of becoming mixed with the machinery and converted into molasses. “The railway approaches the factory from the east, or far side, leaving the front entirely free from cars, and the various tracks spread out iu a fan aud reach all points directly. The beets will be run up an inclined track over the “beet bins” and dumped directly from the cars without rehandling —thence to be oonveyed to the factory in fiumea 8 Pages NUMBER 31. in the usual manner. The coal will be hauled up an inclined trestle by the car load and dumped into an elevated bin from whioh it distribut es by gravity to the boilers,and these will have a combined oapacity of about 2,100 horse power. The lime rock is to be hoisted automatically to the top of the two kilns, and when burned will be carried through the ingenious Raymond process of grind ing. “Water supply is available from two sources—from the ditch to a large settling basin, thence to the factory; or from wells, which will pierce the gravel stratum underlying the whole district and carries back to the river the irrigation of previous years. “Within the factory itself the same cure has been exercised to make things as automatic as possible. The object of the tower, for instanoe is that the various juices, once pump ed to the top, may run of their own accord through the suooessive pro cesses of purification, filtering, boil ing to sugar, mixing and spinning. Likewise by a belt ooaveyor the fin ished product is carried to any point of the long warehouse, or slid di rectly into the cars at ths door. “The Lamar factory is not, strict ly speaking, a new one—that is, the company began with the idea of re pairing and transplanting an old one and placing it here—in the same manner that the fisherman started to repair an old boat. He first remov ed the old planking with the inten tion of putting on new. This dis closed serious defects in the old ribs. On removing these he was pained to discover the necessity of a new keel, so that when he fiuished repairing the old boat, nothing remained of her but the name board. “So the Lamar faotory will be practically a new one, employing the .most modern and economical meth ods kuowu to the industry, and,'aT though the old Nebraska faotory, from which it sprung, had a rating of but 350 tons per day it is hoped, whou the usual mishaps incident to starting a new plant have been over come, to bring the new faotory up to a capacity of 500 tons.” HON. S. F. WHITE. This entire legislative district was shocked on Sunday morning to Isarn of the death the night before of Hon.S.F. White, our member-elect of the legislature. Mr. White had not been sworn in, as he was taken sick last week at Hoily and was unable to go to Denver for the opening of thr assembly. He was not thought to be seriously ill, however, and on I'hursday win able to be at his store looking after business matters. His relapse and sudden death was a se ven* blow to his family and many friends. Mr. White was in the full vigor of manhood, and bis energy and ability gave promise of many years of good wrok, and his being cut down in the prime of life makes the regret of all who knew him more deep. His father was with him be fore his death and the remains were taken by him to his home in Long ton, Kansas, for burial. S. F. White was born in Coloma, Wis., in 1850, and moved to Mont gomery county, Kansas, in 1870, where lie was engaged in the gener al merchandise business for several years. Wl iile there he also served ns a deputy sheriff. He moved to western Kansas in 1887 and was ad mitted to the bar in 1888. He was county attorney for Greeley oounty, Kansas, several years. In 1808 he came te Holly to take part in the building up of the new town there, and engaged in the mer cantile business. Sioe that time he has been one of the foremost busi ness men aud citizens of Prowers county. Always a staunch republican be early took a prominent part in Prowers county politics and has been one of the most steadfast party workers. Last fall he was endorsed by oar county convention for representa tive aud afterwards secured the re publican nomination from the dis trict convention aud was elected by the largest majority ever given a candidate in the district. His death is a great loss to the county aud the party.