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VOLUME XXI. Prowers County Fair. What gare promise of being the best fair ever held in Lamar came to an abrupt and unfortunate end just after noon on last Thursday, the sec ond day of the fair. One of the heaviest downpours of raiu ever known here soaked the grounds aud track so badly that it was impossible to go ahead with the program or for the people to get around the grouuds to see the displays, so the directors met and after cauvassmg the situa tion thoroughly decided to call off the fair for this year. There is con siderable kicking on the part of many of the visitors on account of this decision of the directors, but they should remembei that the heav iest loser was the fair association itself, and as it is a public institution > for the benetit of the county and in no sense can ever be made profita ble to the stockholders, whatever was best in order to save it financiallv from embarrassment was best for the people of the county also. The fair opened on Wednesday with a fair sized crowd for a first day and the grouuds were in beautiful condition, and all the departments were well represented by exhibits from all sections of the county. In the agricultural department while the exibit was not the largest ever made here it was much the best and represented ssmples from a number of record breaking crops of all kinds. The fruit department was tilled with not only the largest but also the best display of all kinds of fruit raised in this section that has ever been shown here. In the honey and poultry departments there was much better representation than usual, and all the stock departments were well represented. The ladies as usual had a handsome and attractive ex hibit of their work in all lines, aud a number of the schools had made highly creditable displays of their work. The program for the week gave promise of au unusual list of attrac tions, but for the unfortunate inter ference. The first days program was the only one carried out, and it con sisted of a ball game between the Holly and Las Animas nines, that was one of the best ever seen here. Connor and Matney were the oppos ing pitchers and both pitched fine games. Las Animas won by a score of 7to 2. There wsb a fine balloon ascension at the grouuds, a woman going up with the balloon aud drop ping with the parachute. The racing program resulted as follows: 2:45 trot and pace —Won by Look ing Out, owned by Jack Sproule of Kocky Ford, in four heats, ltobert Allerton of Denver, second; May Bright third. Best time, 2:40. Green trot or pace, for Merchants’ stake —Won by Cora Eden, owned by E. B. Kerns of Lamar, in straight heats; Otto Conrad’s Elster seoond. Four furlongs, running dash — Won by Piokauue of Lamar, Selem second, Chickadee third. Time :534. Boys* pony race, two furlongs— Won by Chickadee, Boland second, Bhoolly third. Five furlong running race —Won by Prince Ching, A1 C, second, Sis envine third. Time, 1:04. The two and a half mile cowboy relay race, for cow ponies; five hors es, riders changing each half-mile, furnished an exciting contest for the first two miles, the riders changing with lightning quiokness and hav ing horses well matched. In the last half-mile, however, Darrough’s horse got a big advantage and won the race easily. Time 5;22. The Western Amusement Co. gave entertainments all week in town aud had some fairly good attractions but not half what they advertised. For Young Women who want to be independent, self,supporting, have plen ty of pocket money .and Bee ure a regu lar monthly income. We have the mon ey making plan you are looking for. You can secure for yourself an assured monthly income; in a pleasing and ex tremely profitable occupation. If you are ambitious and have confidence in your ability, you can easily make trom to $5 per day. In addition to this you can obtain wearing apparel and personal effects of every kind and de scription Absolutely Free. Address op portunity, P. F. Drawer No. 999, Buffa lo, N. Y. Furnished Rooms—Good location, large rooms, bath and other modejn con veniences. Inquire at 401 South Second St. The Lamar Register YOU AUTO— Trade with yggr McLEAN BROTHERS j Reliable Druggists, Jewelers and Stationers Prescriptions Compounded by Registered Pharmacists only We have a First, Class Jeweler and only Graduate Optician in Lamar in charge of our Jewelry and Optical Department, PHONE HQ. IB BLACK BROTHERS Druggists and Jewelers Hon. A. E. Bent has for the past two years been state auditor, aud the record he has made iu that office is such as to make his mauy friends in the Arkansas valley, who insisted on his election two years ago, feel very proud of him aud also their own judgment in picking such a man for their first important representative on a state ticket. He has by common admission of all parties made the best and most businesslike state auditor this state has ever had, and his watchfulness and good business judgment has sav ed the state thousands of dollars both in collections and disburse ments. He has been the enemy of frauds of all kinds aud stopped mauy from operating in the state. As a friend of the Arkansas valley he has ever been watchful not only of the interests of his home oounty but of all the other valley counties as well, and all have profited by the interest he has shown in their wel fare. The state constitution prohibits the auditor and treasurer from being elected for a second term, but there is nothing to prevent them running for another office, and Mr. Bent’s many friends who think he deserves a second term and also that the state needs a continuation of his val LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 5. 190(5, Hon. A. E. Bent. liable services, have insisted on his being a candidate before the repub lican state convention for treasurer. There is every prospect that Mr. Bent will be unanimously nominat ed for that position, aud there will be no question about his triumphant election. Mr. Bent came to Lamar in the fall of 1880 in the first year of its history, and has been so thoroughly identiged with its growth that to give au account of the enterprises he has helped to promote would be to give a full history of the towo for 20 years. He has been a ditch build er, a factory promoter, an improver of city real estate, a developer of farming lands, builder of the La mar electric plant, and a liberal con tributor of both time aud money to every other enterprise that has been started for the advancement of the Arkansas valley. In politics Mr. Bent has been a stalwart repnblican, and has render ed valuable services to the party m many campaigns. Previous to his election the only office he ever asked for was state senator in 1000. He we was defeated in the district con vention by Senator Farwell of Otero county, but took off his coat and went to work for the viotor with such good will that the majority rolled up orncijs-x. iTEurapjtPEß prc'-teps covittv in Prowers county was all that car ried the distriot, and Senator Far well waa the only state senator elect ed by the republicans iu Colorado that year. Mr. Bent’s reoognized sterling re publicanism made him the unanim ous choioe for president of the Colo rado republican olub at the first election, he being the only man all factions could unite on, ami the club has proved the most popular one | ever started in the state, already numbering over 1200 members. The heavy rains of the past few days will make the field of beets larger thongh the yield would have been enormous without the rain. Wm. G. Miller who liyes on the A. B. S. Co’s, center ranch, took a sam ple of his beets to the fair. One of them weighed nine pounds. Miller is well pleased with his crop of beets and most of the other tenants have equally good yields of beetH. W. H. Mcßride who bought ttie Maxwell Farm Co’s, ranch is drill ing about three hundred acres of wheat. A. L. Fryberger has leased the Hand Creek ranch and has one hun dred and twenty acres of laud ready for wheat. Ke intends to plant a larger acreage of beets for the Holly Sugar Co. We are glad to see so much land developed as most of the above lands have not been cultivat ed for some time but this vicinity is now enjoying a healthy boom. A miniature cyclone struck Carl ton last Thursday, Aug. 30th, doing considerable damage. Mrs. Fry barger was the chief loser. The damage to her general store, hotel building and wind mill will almost reach SI,OOO. A great deal of the damage was done b_- the rain after a part of the building was wrecked. Earnest Armour has gone to Kan sas City to atteud Spauldings’ Bus iness College. Miss Ina Bust of i-amar, has been engaged to teach 'he Dry Creek school for the fall a: 1 winter months. Plenty of raiu for all ordinary purposes these tun- - A niece and nephew ot Mr. aud Mrs. Butler, who b-ive been visiting the latter for a few ays, returned to their home iu Colorado Springs on Friday last. Henry Brown and wife, accompan ied by Mrs. Fred Barger, all from were visit jrs at Cooper’s place last week. Mrs. L. C. Barnard and father went to Kansas on Thursday to vis it friends and relatives. Chas. Taylor now sports a new top buggy. A bunch of 13 young folks from the lane were out on Madd creek fishing last week We understand they caught more pleasure than fish . Mrs. Eli Dewe\ has a sister from Carlton Notes. Prosperity Lane. A New Firm New Line of Groceries Satisfactory Prices I have purchased the A. Everett & Co. stock of Groceries and Cured Meats, and have added quite a stock of NEW gro ceries, which makes it the finest and most select assortment to choose from. Your patronage solicited. Give the new firm a trial. Main strce ' W/ p PA 01^ Phone 47. J Block TV • I— 4 • 1 i Y 1 \J IV| lowa visiting her. A. Gesuein made a flying trip, on bossiness to Kansas last week. Vol. Davidson is drilling a well for Mr, Lovejoy out on Dry creek. Mrs. Hoselton of Larnr was visit ing at Deweys last week. Sim Davidson had the misfortune to get three aud four ribs broken which gives him considerable pain. Gbi.vni.vii Isaac 20 YEARS AGO Notes from The Lamar Register of September 4, 1886 The first issue of the Leader was issued on Sept. 3. D. E Cooper is building a house I 24x20 on his homestead a half mile from town. When completed he will have a very cosy home. A meeting of a majority of the the town company on last Tuesday agreed to do all iu their power to have the laud office located north of the railroad. Lots 11 and 12 block 30 (where Masonic Temple now stands) were sold this week for SIOSO. The Register was raising a big kick about the Wells Fargo express charges. After 20 yearH we are forced to admit that the express company is still doing business, aud iu the same old way. The pump in front of Igo & Man ger's store, the best water in twon, refuses to raise water much to the disgust of the accustomed drinkers at that place. [This is the first evi dence we have had that any of the early residents drank water, and comes as a surprise, j The biggest and best general repair shop ever opened in Luinur, Ziegler A: BOWLING ALLEY BARBER SHOP H. A. KER.R, Prop. Entire Outfit New and Strictly UP-to-Date 207 South Main St. Lamar, Colo. EVERETT & CHURCH Dealers In GROCERIES QUEENSWARE AND FURNISHINGS I' Sole Agents for the Celebrated “QUEEN QUALITY” fth. Shoes We aluo carry h large stock of other niakea. When you need anything in footwear, remember wo have thorn. 8 Pages NUMBER 13.