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VOLUME XXI. LAMAR BRICK AND STONE CO. A New Enterprise That Is Maklnsc Rapid Progress and Will Soon be Ready to Operate. The Lamar Brick and Stone Co., a new company with an authorized capital stock of $50,000, is not mak ing much fuss but is doing an im mense amount of work preparatory to the manufacture of all kinds of cerneut materials. They will make cement brick, blocks, drainage tile, roofing tile, fence posts, door steps, and everything in that line, and of the most durable character. L. Wirt Markham is the president of the company, Dr. F. M. Friend, vice president, Jas. K. Doughty, secre tary, aud D. C. Marker, treasurer. The company has purchased acres of ground where the old Colo rado Baling Co’s, plant stood, aud now has ten men employed in their work, and expect as soon as they are uuder way to employ 25 men regu larly. They have contracts already which insures them a long run of work, and are receiving inquiries every day as to when they will be able to deliver building and other materials. They are putting up one building on their grounds which will be 32x 48 feet, two stories, aud will be the main plant. Also they are building one drying kiln 32x00 feet, and will soon put up a second kiln of the same size. Their cement blocks are made under a pressure of 135,000 pounds and the bricks uuder a pres sure of 80,000 pounds, so heavy ma chinery is required. Plans are now being drawn for over 1,000 feet of sidings to be con structed in the yards, so as to make the handling of material the most convenient and economical possible. Beets vs. Children. by J. 11. Carley, H. Aael. T>. P. Once upon a time there was a des • ert region in the heart of a great country. The sun beat down upon it so fiercely that vegetation attained but a small growth. Dry, warm winds swept over it; little rain fell, therefore, crops could not be raised in payiug quantities. But, a river ran right through the middle of this sterile region—a river that had its source in the great Rocky Mountains. The people pondered over the problem of making a living. Some began to raise stock; a few tried and tried to farm, but a greater number left the place —left the place—left it under their most withering maledic tions. Just as circumstances had reached this deplorable dondition a wonder ful event occured. Hope had raised her mighty pinions, intending to wing her way from this desolation.' Despair was seen circling nearer and nearer as time passed; when, suddenly, and with a splendor most of the iieople had never dreamed of, there appeared upon the scene, the spirit of Irrigation. He touched the banks of the river and rich, muddy streams flowed out upon the land making it suitable for cultivation. Hope settled down again and fold ed her wings. The people made an ottier great effort in the way of agri culture. Despair vanished below the horizon, and the spirit of Irriga tion stayed aud made a garden of the desert. These people have become prosperous. They have now all that modern civilization requires, but there is a danger before them which they do not seem to see. Within the last few years, the -sugar beet has begome the great crop. Nothing can beat the beet; and if the farmers do not let the beet beat them, the beet here will prob ably beat any other beet in the world. The warning I give is in regard to the young people. Often they are kept in the fields early and late throughout the whole beet season. I believe in considerable work for children, but this is too much. Why ? Because, it is too much physical labor in the heat to be conducive to physical health; secondly, the chil dren are deprived of time which they should spend in study. The children’s brains will probab The Lamar Register I YOU AUTO— Trade with U4BT McLEAN BROTHERS * Reliable Druggists, Jewelers and Stationers ■ 1 Prescriptions Compounded by Registered Pharmacists only We have a First, Class Jeweler and only Graduate Optician in Lamar mm^^ in charge of our Jewelry and Optical Department, PHONIH 122 BUCK BROTH ERS On***'Jewelers ly not become atllioted with atrophy of disuse, beoause the position they assnrne when at work keeps the brain overcharged witb blood; but there is some danger iu hyperemia of the brain. No matter how well supplied with blood the brain may be, if that organ has nothing to teed upon there will be no intellectual advancement. We can see from this that the work is not a help toward mental de velopement. The beet work comes at such a time of year that the compulsory education law may be easily compli ed with. But any teacher knows that twelve weeks of the year is not schooling enough for a healthy child. I venture to say that not one farm er iu ten makes any arrangement whereby his children study one hour a day during the summer. Ido not approve of muoh study during the summer. Too muoh would be worse than too little; but the fact is, there is practically uoue. The rural districts have fewer mouths of sohool during the year than the town districts have. You cannot expect a rural school to ac complish as muoh in six or eight mouths as a town school oan iu mue. Some men are eo absorbed in the beet that we may say without much exaggeration, that they really have beetomania. All realize that it ia easy to beat a child’s brains out, but few seem to see that they can beet them out just as easily, although all know they can very easily beet a farm to death. When children on beet farms are allowed to attend school three or four mouths only, it is euongh to give the teachers beetophobia. Aud where is the physician well enough versed iu psychiatry to ours that dis ease? Campaign Opens. The factory has issued orders all along the line of the uew railroad and at other points for the farmers to commence bringing in all the beets they oan next week when the campaign will begin at the factory. The beet dumps will be ready at all the stations iu the county at that time, and preparations are all completed for a big run of beets. The crop everywhere this year is breaking all reoorda and the factory is iu shape to handle a muoh larger quantity each day than they did last year, so there is every prospect of a very snccessfnl and satisfactory sea son for all concerned. From this time on until January the sugar beet will be king iu the Arkansas valley, and Prowers coun ty with two large factories and an immense acreage of beets will be right ou top of the prosperity wave. Indiana State Life Insurance Co. We are iu receipt of an official copy of the iuvestigatioa of the In diana State Life Insurance Go., made reoently, mod it shows there ia OmOZJLZi ©** **itOIXTEX2.S COTriTTY LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 12. 1906. no company doing business in the country today that is on a more sound and substantial basis or is making larger profits for its stockholders. In regard to the stock of the Life Un derwriters Agency Co., about which so muoh has been said iu the daily press, and an attempt made through it to disparage the insurance com pany, the company has the following to say: “As to the estimates used by the Underwriters’ Agency Company in Denver, about whioh so muoh is said iu the report of the deputy commis sioner, aud which estimates formed qo vital part of the agency plan there or elsewhere, it is deemed sufficient to say that, when they were objected to, the agency company promptly discontinued them, and uo loss of business resulted therefrom. “The plan of producing uew in surance business by means of a cor porate instead of an individual agency is not new, nor is it original witb the directors of the State Life lusuraue Company. Suoh a plan was adopted some years ago in the State of Massachusetts by a life in surance company of that State with most satisfactory results. This same plan haa also been adopted by au Illinois life company, aud the laws of our own State, years ago, made provision for the organization of corporations to solicit insurance. “The plan of the corporate agency is to have the capital stock divided into small shares, not to exceed $lO or $25, and to place this stock in the bands of persons well distributed over a given State or Territory, who would thus become direotly aud fi nancially interested iu the sutoess of both the agency oompany and the insurance company. It ia readily seen that every stockholder of ths agency company would become a friend in some sense an agent, of the insurance company. With suoh a corps of interested friends, who re ceive no other compensation than the dividends on their stock, the cost of securing new business can be great ly reduced, aud to secure this aud was the only motive that induced the directors of the State Life In surance Company to abopt the plan of a corporate agency.” The Joseph Newman Co. It ie alway a pleasure to aunounce the coming of the Joseph Newman Company, for it means another even ing of delightful songs, music and little plays. Mr. Newman has a field iu the show line that seems to be peculiarly his own. He couldn’t head a grand opdra company if he tried. As an actor, he probably ranks witb those whom we confess to play a minor part. But so does Riley, as a poet; so did Gene Fieid, and so in a measure do all those who with simple jest, gentle and tender pathos aud sympathy, play lightly aud sweetly upon our heartstrings. And it is these quiet touofiea, after all, that do more for us than the tense tragedy, the flight of oratory the display of pomp and blare of the greater stage. So Mr. Newman oomes to us each season, and everyone is glad to see him. He always has the happy faculty of gathering around him a bevy of artists in their line, and his performances ate always smart. With him again this season are Miss Inez Brown, pianist, and Miss Car - lotto Bixlei, violinist, both of whom are most favorably known here. The singer this season will be Miss Greta Host, who has a rich nniqne con tralto voice of unusually low range, suited to dramatlo singing. Among her selections will be a peculiar wierd song “Tne Haunt of the W'itches,” and Greene’s tender lullaby "8ing me to Sleep” which will be given with a violin obligeto. The little comedies this year will be "First Aid to the Injured,” and "Womans’ Proper Place,” neither of which has ever been preeented here by Mr. Newman or any one else. They are bright, smartly-written up to-date comedies in whioh there is a quiet vein of humor that ie dainty and refined. "Woman’s Proper Plaoe” must be seen to be appre ciated. The engagement will be for one evening only at the Lamar opera house, Saturday, Sept. 22. Reserv ed seats may be secured at box office. 20 YEARS AGO Notes from The Lamar Register of September 11, 1886 The ad of U. H. VanOrsdale’s meat market appears in the Register for the first time. The Register was hoping some one would open some of the ooal veins near town before cold weather set in. It is still hoping. Judge Blodgett bought a lot on Main street Tuesday and has men at work putting up a two story build ing 24x40. [This one of the few old time business houses still standing.] F. B. Koen is pushing work on the south side irrigating ditch, and ex pects to have it ready to supply water to the fanners around Lamar in the spring. For Young Women who want to be independent, self,supporting, have plen ty of pocket money and secure 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 from $3 to $3 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. Ilrawer 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 biggest aud beet general repair shop ever opened in Lamar, Ziegler A Co. Food Dainties For Hot Weather (lea. A. Beyle's celebrated We also have Bayle’a Saratoga or Potato Chips After Dinner Cheese in Bulk and Packages In large and small Jars THESE GOODS ARB PRBSH PROM THE PACTORY YOU WILL MISS IT IP YOU DON’T TRY j THBIT FRANZ BROS = LEADING CASH GROCERS’ WEDDINQ BREAKFAST COFFEE fIcCLURE'S BREAD Postal Gigar Stand Located in the Opera House Barber Shop Handles W Different Kinds Sole agents for all styles ChiiccUsrs, Lawreice Barrett, La CoifesiM, ill Key Vest Qieei, test Sc Cigir oi earth. Special Rates by the Box Also a fall Hue of SMOKING Ail CHEWING TOBACCOS Come in see as The Best Farm Insurance ou Earth THE CONTINENTAL INSURANCE CO. Of New York. 53 years old. Assets $10,384,000. Capital and Surplus $0,425,000. Low rates. Losses promptly paid. lusares all kiuds of farm property. Your business so licited. 7\. L. Beavers Lamar, 6010. linn shop john mckinley, Pnp. Room next Telephone Exchange Everything new and cleau. Give us a call if you waut a first-class shave or hair-cut BOWLING ALLEY BARBER SHOP H. A. KER.R, Prop. Entire Outfit New and Strictly UP-to-Date 207 South Main St. Lamar, Colo. When You Buy Goods Its better to buy the best at prices that are right and get values that will give satisfaction. It is our de sire to make this store your favorite buying place, and with that object in view we have carefully selected a stock of goods to meet the requirments of our trade, and have marked them at the lowest possible price, consistent with good merchandise. Our fall line of shoes are here and are ready for your inspection. All the new ideas in style and lasts. Shoes that we can safely recommend are the only kind ever put on sale in this department. Watch this space for an interesting shoe story later. EVERETT & CHURCH 8 Pages NUMBER 14.