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VOLUME XXI. Saturday's Election. On next Saturday, July 14th, there will he held an election which in importance to the counties of Bent and Prowers and the town of Lamar has never been exceeded by any former election held in this section, and yet on account of the small number of votes which can possibly be cast, it will be without any excite ment and hardly attract any atten tion. We refer to the election on the question of organizing the Bent and Prowers Irrigation District, and the election of three directors to control the affairs of the district. The pro posed district comprises thousands of acres of the finest farming lauds of the Arkansas valley, and also in eludes reservoir capacity to amply irrigate the entire acreage. About 35,000 acres of the land is already up and will furnish good se curity for the issuance of bonds to push the work of construction of the reservoir and caual, which will redeem this great acreage, und make it all worth SIOO per acre, thus ad ding thousands to the population of the two counties aud hundreds of thousands to their assessed valua tion. While the number of. citizens en titled to vote in the district if small at present we hope all will take an interest in the matter commensurate with its inestimable importance, and that the entire vote of the district will lie cast in favor of the proposi tion. The proposition is of too great profit aud value to the publio to lay idle much longer, but will be taken up in some manner by somebody, and we hope to see our own people take hold and gather in the full ben efits to be obtained from the enter prise. Now is the time, and oppor tunity is certaiuly knocking at the door of the people of this district. The great success of the Fort Lyon Canal Company has praotically dem onstrated that the best way to ruu a ditch in the interest of the water owners and users is for them to run it for themselves and under the pro posed irrigation district the water users in Bent and Prowers counties will be the sole authority in control of the canal. May Valley. The best all around crop on any 160 acres of land in Prowers county is said to be on the C. B. McNerney place farmed by Will Tracy. The banner wheat field is now be ing harvested by C. Paulson. It is so rank and heavy that it cun scarce ly be elevated and bound by ordin ary methods. The larger part of the wheat will go into scbock this week. One of our young men could not get away from the farm to celebrate the fourth but took an hour during the day to shoot off some giant crackers and other noise producing devices. He called up several neigh bors over the phone to listen to his racket and it seemed to be satisfy ing though in no way dangerous to those celebrating with him. Rio. Prosperity Lane. Mr. and Mrs. Brown who reside on the Strain farm, rejoice over the arrival of a boy at their home. The Lamar Seed company is tak ing the ice house away that they built at the Koen pond a couple of years ago. Charlie Siple has a new binder and has been helping some of bis neighbors out of trouble. Most of the wheat has been out and promis es a good yield. Crops of all kinds promise well and the farmers have muoh to be thankful for. Miss Maud Taylor, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Tay lor, was united in marriage to Mr. John Turner, on June 18, at the Taylor home, Uev. Auman officiat ing, May they live a long and hap py life is the wish of your corres pondent. Grinning Isaac. Ingots From Silverdale. The first crop of hay is all up in spite of the wind. Wheat harvest began in this neigh borhood last week. Florence, Dave and Anna Walters are all taking music lessons this summer. The Lamar Register QprplJM WATCHES! WATCHES! | LU I am L We have just purchased from a large wholesale Jewelry fa a a |- House in Kansas City their entire stock of Watches and Cases \ fl Ip at 20 per cent off regular net wholesale prices. These movements " ■■ ■■ ■■ are all standard makes including Waltham, Elgin, and other A P standard movements. Cases include Boss Crescent and Royal II I 20 year gold filled cases. Also nickel and silver cases. We are mm ■ _ hgmm ■■ now in position to sell watches at regular wholesale price. Don’t U| A I I Ufti V miss this opportunity as they will not last long. Call soon and ■ ■ I w 11!■ w see our goods and get our prices. PHONE NO. .82 BLACK BROTHERS Druggists and Jewelers A. G. Carley spent the 4th in Springfield; someone surely has him “going south." Mrs. Ah Richards is visiting with friends rnd relatives here for a few weeks. All of us went to the Messenger grove on the Fourth. If we consid er the meeting as a picnic, it was a good one because we all had a good visit; but considered as a Fourth of July celebration, it was a failure, except the speeches. I hope some one had a phonograph there with which he captured our first three cheers for Old Glory. X. Forethought for Water Supply With the rapid expansion of cities into suburbs and the consequent in crease in the burden upon the water supply, it is time for all concerned to take warning, lest 6atastrophe overtake them from lack of prepara tion to meet an emergency. The loss of a water supply for even a few hours may involve a city in destruc tion and loss of enormous propor tions. A few days ago portions of Cincinnati underwent a risky exper ience on account of a sudden water famine, lasting several hours. Bus iness and traffic were at a compare tive standstill for a time. Several of the car lines were compelled to shut down for want of water to sup ply the boilers in one or two of the power stations. The morning news papers had to haul water from the canal to get out their editions. The hospitals on the hills around the city were in a desperate plight for the time being, and hotels had to bring water from the river for cooking pur poses. On account of the enormons risks of life and property involed no city can afford to take any risks iu the matter of a regular, oertain and suf ficient water supply. The health of its people, the protection of its prop erty from confiagation and the regu lar ongoing on industries dependent upon a water supply put this feature of city admininstration in the yery first rank of importance. Whatever else may be disputed, efficient man agement, including foresight for fu ture supplies, is the first command ment of public security. The lesson of San 'Francisco’s disaster should awaken mnnioipal authorities to prompt attention to this matter, so that any contingency, within the range of reason may be prevented by anticipation. If this is not done, sooner or later, insurance rates are sure to be raised to cover increased risks, actual or possible, the borrow ing power of the city is reduced and real estate investments checked, in contrast with other cities where the water supply is kept well in advanoe of their need. — Wall Street Journal. This is one of the questions whioh the rapid growth of Lamar is bring ing prominently to the front. Our people will soon have to meet it and solye it right. The people of Kocky Ford are now at work on this prob orrzsxxZi xrsursrxpsxi ©*■ ccxrtrT'r LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JULY 11. 1906. lew end although the cost is heavy they have voted bonds to construct a system that will auswer their ueeds for yeais to come. Now is the time when the republi can ohairman of the appropriations oommittee tells ns that while the csogress appropriated a lot of money it wasn't near so much as it seems, and was really less in proportion than some other congresses appropriated; and the democratic ranking member of the committee tells os that there has been great extravagance, and a deficit is staring us in the face. Both can prove it by figures too—if you only have enough figures, and know how to manipulate them, you oan piove almost anything. The same performance ooours every session after the passage of the appropria tion bills. What the democrats call the “reokless extruvagance” of the republicans has been going on now most of the time for about forty years aud the country isn’t ruined yet. The Real Point. Some interesting correspondence has been going on between A. M. Stevenson and Chairman Fairley of the republican state central commit tee. Stevenson says the executive officials of the state central commit tee must be ohanged if the party is going to win. That may be his judgment, but he oan’t announce it as a fact, and the judgment of others may be different. Three campaigns have been won with this committee in charge, and while Mr Stevenson was in charge the campaigns were lost; so the burden of proof would appear to be on him. However that may be, it is not the crucial point. The question is, if Mr. Stevenson and his friends do not succeed in getting the people they want in the executive commit tee, will they support the ticket loy ally, or will they get out and knife it? Never mind about past knifings and “double crossimgs.” What’s the use of keepiug up old quarrels f Whoever gets control of the state committee or the executive commit tee, the thing for all republicans to do is to turn in and support the tick et after it is nominated. Better party discipline in this state would conduce to stability and peace and better public service.—Ex. The Best and Cheapest Way of Preserving Fruit is by the California Cold Process, the re cipe for which can now be obtained for only SI.OO. For vegetables, too, it is un excelled. No cooking is required, and the fruit keeps perfectly fresh. By this process you can have the most delicious fruits and vegetables on the table all year, and no experience required. It is cot only harmless, but healthful. See and taste my beautiful samples of fruit. O. B. SQUIRE, 2300 Champa SL, Denver. ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE! Men’s gray mixed all worsted pants $* 5® \ ' I Black and White all wool pants, fancy patterns 3 5° - r - . Hen's summer pants, belted and strapped, all wool 35° jtS?® • lay aEBH' ' ? Black mixed worsted pants 400 .-J \ I | All Wool gray worsted pants 5 00 j 1 w Gray all worsted 'pants. 300 '.J jNI; IJj i l $13.50 fancy 3-piece business suits . .. .. $lO 00 13.30 3-piece worsted suits _ 10 00 p 18.00 fancy square cut 3-piece suits ... 14 00 ~ wt- \ A : . ‘ 10.00 fancy 3-piece suits ... 800 jfl Wy . 15.00 a-piece all worsted suits 13 00 j a | I I ‘i- ' 13.00 3-piece all wool suits 10 00 «jj pj Boys’ and Youths’ Clothing: ALL KINDS OF CLOTHING AT GREATLY I Spring and Summer Dry Goods j M \\ \ \ \ Greatly reduced prices during this clearance sale on on Ging- jj \ \ \ \\\ \\ \ hams. Lawns, Challies, Percales, Batistes, Organdies, Dimities, etc. Clearance Sale of Shoes The RomadKa A table full of all kinds of good shoes for women and A 1 aa Rpadv Trunk chl,dren Your cho, ~ the ,ot ,or Vl.oU iveaay /iccess l rv* White House shoes for men $3 50 and $4 eo C This trunk affords comfort in traveling. President, vicl kid. 4 00 <L Saves time in packing and unpacking. President, patent leather 5 00 C. It is useful even when not traveling. Buster Brown Blue Ribbon school shoes, the best shee S C Takes up little room and is more convenient than adrc.scr ey>er pl(lced „„ the marketi .|| kinds and sizes at C Raising the cover brings both trays up out of bottom and . places entire contents at finger tips. _ * a 1 75 * na 1 50 «. If you want to pack or unpack, Peters’ Diamond Brand shoes for men j 50 transfer articles from trays to bottom, •« women 300 or vice versa, to put articles in any J§&l dre«« shoe ■> u special part, or get at them after they Mm s 8 *- a w*!.L Cn .. |lla !d ' hcrC ' ,he ,ray ‘ nad y A Our entire line of AMERICAN GIRL shoes and C No chaTcTfor musty if il oxfords will be closed out at greatly reduced odor. With cover raised, a prices throughout entire trunk. M V | JLiAi!/ 0 CWe carry a full line of m NfllS Romadka Ready Access I . , Trunks and would be VV l Thoroughbred Hats *3OO pleased to have you call " \ Globe Brand Hats i5O and see our stock. | 1 | I lyy / \i>n 4 PER CENT FOR CASH Traveling Bags Y// / J I On every $35 worth of cash checks we give you Carpets, Curtains \JI Jl I $1 in trade free. E. E. BUTLER & SON 8 Pagks NUMBER S.