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VOLUME XX. Citizens Convention. A mass meeting of the citizens' party ia hereby called to meet at the court house in Lamar on Friday evening, March 10, 1000, at 8 o’clock for the purpose of placing in nomi nation one candidate for mayor and three candidates for trustees to be voted for at the municipal election to beheld on Tuesday, April 3, 1000. Also to transact such other business as may properly come before said convention. L. M. Mahkiiam, H H. McDowell, Chairman. Secy. The Fort Lyon Canal Meeting. The special meeting of the stock holders of the Fort Lyon Canal, which was called by the last meeting of the board of directors will be one of the greatest importance, and no stockholder should fail to attend. The amount of bonds to be voted means a large indebtedness against each water right in the canal, but the improvements to be made are ul so of the greatest value, and each stockholder should be present to voice his sentiments. The notice is now running in papers in each coun ty, but owning to its great import ance we republish it for the houetit of our readers: JiOTICF. “By the unanimous vote of the board of directors «>f the Fort Lyon Canal company, u special meeting of the stockholders is called to meet in the district court room at Las Ani mas, Monday the 16th day of April, A. D. 1906, at 10 o’clock a. m., for the purpose of considering and vot ing upon resolution that will be of fored at said meeting, the substance of which will be as follows: “A: —That the board of directors of the said, The Fort Lyon Canal company be authorized to build a ditch on the liue known as the Powell survey, taking wuter from the Ar kausas river to supply the Horse Creek and Adobe Creek reservoirs of said company, and to complete and finish the Horse Creek reservoir and the Adobe Creek reservoir. “B: —And to authorize the issu ance of the bonds of the said, The Fort Lyon Canal company, in the amount of $250,000. $130,000 of which, or so much thereof us may be necessary, be issued and the pro ceeds be used in building a ditch on the said Powell survey to the Horse Creek reservoir, and in the comple tion of the said Horse Creek reser voir, the baluuce, or remainder, of the indebtedness to remain in the treasury and only used for the pur pose of acquiring other priorities, ditches, reservoirs and developing, building or constructing ditches and reservoirs to better the water supply of the said company, “C: —And to authorize the board of directors of said company to se cure the said bond issue by a mort gage or deed of trust upon the prop erty of the company. “D:—To transact such other busi ness as may properly come before the meeting. “The stock transfer books of the company will be closed at 3 o’clock p. m. Thursday, the sth day of April, A. D., 1006.” New School House The special election to vote on the question of bonding the Lamar School District for the purpose of raising funds to erect a new school building was held on Monday. The meeting of voters before the opening of the election brought out some in teresting information as to the rapid increase in the population of the dis trict. Last year the enrollment for the entire year was 420, although a truant officer was employed by the district to enforce the compulsory laws. This year the schools have been so crowded to overflowing that the board has been compelled to drop all efforts to enforce these laws as they were hardly able to care for those that came voluntarily, and yet the enrollment has already reached 560, a gain of one third, and more than two months of school yet to hear from. On the basis of last year’s enroll ment to the actual school census, there must now be considerably over 800 children of school age in the dis trict, and it is evident that by the time another year rolls around this The Lamar Register Goods Well Bought* Are Half Sold | This old adage still holds good. We give as much atten- Do YOU Need 9 Wacll Or dock? tion to our buying as we do to selling. We buy in the best and £ T . ■> T r 7 & / O r any kind or Jewelryr It so it will pay you to get our prices. largest markets of the east. A great deal of our goods we buy w , i Y; . ~ . r . , & b & 7 We are here to stay. We stand back of our guarantee and we direct from the manufacturers, and by discounting our bills and . , ' , , £ , , . 7 & will meet any prices made on the same grade of goods by other paying cash we are in a position to undersell our competitors. dealers We handle the best goods on the market and at lowest prices. When you need anything in our line. Get our prices Don’t forget we have a first before you buy. Prescriptions carefully compounded, with the class Jeweler and the only Grad purest and best drugs at uate ° ptician in Lamar in charge of our Jewelry department.. We REASONABLE PRICES guarantee all his work. PHONE NO. 122 BLACK BROTHERS Druggists and Jewelers ; will boa district of the first class. The valuation of the district ac cording to the figures of the assessor would only permit a bond issue of s‘.♦,ooo in addition to those already outstanding, and the unanimous sen timent of the meeting, as expressed by the resolution of N. N. McLean, was that the full amount be voted so as to get the largest possible build ing The voting then commenced on that proposition and the polls were kept open three hours. The bonds carried by a heavy majority only one vote being cast against them. The building will be erected in the northwest part of town on the half block purchased by the board last year of M. Strain for that purpose. D. E. Cooper and A. N. Parrish, president and secretary of the board, announced that plans would be ad advertised for at once, and all the work pushed so as to be ready for the fall term if possible. This building represents one of the great needs of the town, and it will also be a great relief to all citi zens to know that the little school children will no longer be forced to cross the railroad tracks during the busy part of the day. City Election. In another coinmn we publish the call of the chairman and secretary of the citizen’s committee for a mass city convention to be held at the court house on Friday evening, March 16th. All voters of the town of Lamar are eligible as delegates to the convention, and all are inyited to attend. The present members of the council, both the outgoing and holdovers, were elected by this party on the issue of making public im provements. This policy has been faithfully carried out so far, but many of the proposed improvements, sidewalks, sewers, etc , are still un completed, and there is a general sentiment that it is best for the town to have the work finished by the men familial with the work already done. These men haye devoted a large amount of time free to the city’s interests and might claim to be entitled to a rest, but as all are heavily imterested in the future wel fare _ot Lamar, they can not refuse to go ahead with the work they have begun. . These improvements have added no small amount towards the goners] prosperity which Lamar has been enjoying in the past year* and with the great growth now going on here and in store for the future, not only these but other improvements will be of greater necessity than ever. The retiring members of the council are thoroughly familiar with the work of the city government, are all good business men, and they should be returned by a unanimous vote. The Postoffice Department. The magnitude of the new appro priation bill for the l’ostoffice De partment conveys an idea of the size to which this important branch of omci jlx< or riiowxss cottntt LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 14. 1906. the Government has grown. The total amount asked for the next fis cal year is $192,000,000, an increase of about $25,000,000 over the sum voted fur the present year. The amount allotted to the rural free de livery service is $28,000,000, which is more than the expenditure of the entire Postoffice Department thirty years ago. In 1876 the cost of the nation's postal service was $33,000,000; in 1886 it was $50,000,000, and in 1896 $90,000,000. Thus it will be seen that the cost has more than doubled in the lust ten years, uud in three de cades it has increased sixfold. The present expenditure exceeds half a million a day, which is more than twice the sum spent by any foreign nation on its postal service. It is true that in Germany the cost of the Postoce Department is a little more than $100,000,000 a year, but this includes the telegraph service also Great Britain comes next with SBO,- 000,000 und France third with $50,- 000,000; and no other nation even approaohes these figures. The increase in the cost of our Posiofiice Department well snows the growth and prosperity of the coun try. The expenditure for postage, which last year was $2.00 per capita, is increasing rapidly. The depart ment is scarcely able to supply the demand for new rural free delivery routes caused by the remarkable suc cess of this branch of the service. It is now possible for farmers living at considerable distances from postof fices, to have their mail delivered and collected daily, thus enjoying al most the same benetfis as are receiv ed by the urban population. The Postoffice Department is not and never has been self supporting, though it could easily be made so by cutting off the franking privilege, or by reducing the rural free deliyery service. The Government does not operate the department to make money, nor could it do so without greatly reducing the benefits receiv ed by the people, but there is no reason why it should tolerate an an nual deficit of several million dollars when a balance on the right side could be had by merely cutting off a privilege which has become an abuse. —Ex. Paradox Items. Picket’s family has moved to a place south of the river. Last Sunday Master James Gor man’s colt ran away with him, but fortunately neither he nor his horse was hurt. Charles Vogel has rented his father’s farm for the coming season. Dan Gormen has begun to plow for his spring crops. Miss Mary Vogel has gone to the Big Bend central office to learn tele phoney. X. New Kind of Panic. There is a panic in Wall street. This panic Is not caused by any fear of a collapse of the great struct are of prosperity which has been reared in the past tew years. *lt has not been caused by any fear of foreign complications or dumestio legisla tion. It is uot caused by any lack of confidence in the solvency of banks and mercantile houses. Every body is, in fact, contented and happy as regards the main financial feat ures of the situation. What then is all the trouble about ? Who are the panic stricken people and what is causing their alarm? Well, tho pauic is confined to the persons who have suddenly discover ed that there is a public opinion sweeping through .the country with the velocity sod- joroe of a cyclone. This public opinion is demanding a square deal. It is calling loudly for investigations not only of insurance, but of railroads and banking and of monopolies which supply the neces sities of life. People who have sup posed that they were perfectly se cure, who may haye imagined, in deed, that every transaction into which they had entered was legal and ethical, have become suddenly appalled by the possibility that they have really been violating the law and committing malfeasance. They see that a number of insurance men who, a year ago, were in places of high power in the financial world, are now deposed, driven out, many of them in exile, some of them rest ing under the shadow of impending indictment. No wonder that other directors and trustees are becoming panic stricken over the prospect of investigations in other fields than in surance. No wonder that some of TIESIE3 CITY" I-IYZ'IEIES’Sr e. S. CURRAN, Prop. Successor to the firm of Golloday & Curran First-class rigs. Horses boarded by day or week Stone Livery Barn Olive and Fourth Streets The Columbia Savings ife® and Loan Association Columbia Building, .Denver,lColo. 16 Years of Successful Experience 16 $750,000 of Stock already fully matured and settlements made $4,500,000 Stock in Force now New Definite Contract Loan Plan pronounced best ever submitted. No Estimates. NO De lays. Yon know just how many payments must be made and what it will cost to repay loan in full at any time. $20,000 Dollars set aside for Loans in Lamar Apply for descriptive plan to 6. AL LEE, Lamar Agent. them are constructing cellars in which they may hide in case the cy doue strikes them. It may be said that this is the kind of panic that works, not for disaster, but for financial health and honor.—Wall Street Journal. Postal CJigar Stand At tho Opera House Barber Shop Finest Cigars All the best and latest brands of Cigars can always be found iu our stock. Call and got your favorite cigar UNIMI HOTEL BARBER SHOP JOHN NcKINLEY, Prop. Room next Telephone Exchange Everything new and clean. Give us a call if yon waut a first-class ehave or hair-cut EVERETT & CO. Groceries and Meats All bills due in 30 days Phone 473 Black Sewing Machines SOLD Bicycles and rented and QunS REPAIRED Agency for Singer Sewing Machines, the best in the world. VVe do expert repair work of every description promptly and at fair prices. 8.. M. c2c CO. OrrOSITB STRAIN BROS Warburg THE FAIR [ liouseßlk | Queensware Tinware, Graniteware Glassware MORTON .STRAIN. President J. W. PAXTON. Vloe Proa. U V. ADAMS. C*Bhief CAPITAL $30,000 THE STATE BANK OF LAMAR LAMAR, COLORADO DIRECTORS MORTON STRAIN J. W. PAXTON L. K. ADAMS W. L. MORKHOUBK J. W. ZOLLAES H. T. McCLAVK A. DEBT HR We>want your business, large or small, and offer every facility consistent with safe and conservative banking accounts Received Subject to Check. Money Orders Sold B. B. Bbown, Pres. A. N. Parrish, Vice Pres. W. C. Gould, Cash The First National Bank OF’ LAMAR, COLORADO. Capital 850,000 Surplus 81 O.OOC DIRECTORS B. B. Brown. T. M. Brown. W. C. Gould. M. D. Thatcher. A. N, Pabrifil 8 Pages NUMBER 40.