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VOLUME XXI. TOPPING MACHINE AND BEET DOPE. A Bent County Invention that Will Save Thoueande of Dollars to Beet Growers. Willis Kite, on the north side, has made and is using a beet topper and plow that will undoubtedly be in general use in the valley and all other beet growing districts next year. It is a success in every par ticular but one, and that is where two beets grow side by side, one tall the other short, but the inventer is oontident he will overcome this slight defeot. The knives are operated by springs which can be set to out off an inoh or as muoh more as desired, and iron shoes passing oyer the beet tops keep the knives in plaoe so that tall beets and short beets so long as they follow in a row have just so muoh out off. In the Arkansas valley from Pu eblo to Garden City, Kansas, there is on a rough estimate 40,000 acres planted to beets. By hand it costs between eight and ten dollars per aore to top these beets; a fair aver age would be eight and one-half dol lars per acre. So that to top the beets by hand the farmers in this valley this year will pay out $340,- 000. Quite a large sum of money to put in circulation. The Kite ma chine will top beets at an ayerage prioe of two and onehalf dollars per acre. Now suppose these 40,000 acres are divided among 2,000 beet growers which will give each 20 aores, and this is a fair average. If these farmers had a Kite machine they wouid have paid out $06,000 for toppers, and at $2 50 an acre for machine labor they would have paid oat SIOO,OOO or a total of $106,000 for machines and labor as against $340,000 for hand topping a differ ence of $144,000. —Bent County Democrat. Nay Valley. The weather continues favorable for the harveeting of beets and near- , ly all will be in the silo by the end j of this week, s -v, Spenoer, Drake & Wagner ship ped six oars of sheep to the river | markets Friday. i Lee Otten has built a neat and comodious dwelling house and made i other improvements on his claim i just east of the Qaeen reservoir. He j will try dry farming by the Camp- i bell system hereafter. i A large party of gentlemen from 1 Johnston oonnty, Kansas, have re 1 oently filed on lands near tde Queen ' reservoir and they expect to adapt 1 themselves to modes of farming fol- 1 lowed in arid regions. Our shippers are meeting with ex- ' perienoes in their trips to the river 1 markets. The MoGrath Bros, shipped five oars of alfalfa fed ewes and lambs to Kansay City Saturday loading at the new stock yards. There is talk of a car shortage on the Santa Fe. The experience of our shippers leads them to believe that the present rolling stock is used to hold down sidings and thus pro vent damage from struggles of dy ing engines. Sixty to seventy hours “time” going over a division looks nearly as good as “mileage” to the train crews. The only thing that grates on their neryes is the possi bility that some other train crew is equally as sleepy as they, and may misoonstrue orders and endanger their lives. The lives of the travel ling public is only a secondary con sideration. Nels. Thompson of Amityville, bought what is known as the Bernis farm from Morton Strain last week. The reelection of the old board of directors of the Fort Lyon Canal Co. is highly satisfactory to most of our stockholders. J. B. MoNerney is building a large barn and stook sheds on his farm occupied by L. A. Cook. Arrangements have been complet" ed to have a Christmas tree and ex ercises in keeping with the occasion at both May Valley and Clover Meadow. The finance committees are actively at work and indications point to a joyful evening at each of these places. Bio. Too Good. There are evidently a whole lot of wioked people in La Junta, in fact the majority of them seem to be dis The Lamar Register Time to Think of Christmas Presents Within the next JO days, we will have in place for your inspection the largest assortment of HOLIDAY GOODS and TOYS ever shown in Lamar as follows: Books Musical Instruments Ghtna and Gut Glass We have over 5000 Books in stock consisting Guitars, Mandolins A glance at our our line will convice you that of Cloth Bound Gift Books from 15c to $2.00 . ~ Jl3 * we have the finest line in Lamar. Cups and Saucers Juvenile Books from 5c to $l.OO Violins and Oanjoes in Japanese, Hand-Painted Haviland, etc., from Bibles and Testaments at prices that wm suit your pocketbook F Plt ,„ . ( ,0c t ° s, t^° _ , , i▲y_ 4. _ ■ ___ w _ Fancy Plates and Bowls fram 25c to $5.00 We purchased a large line of these before the WatClieS, JeWelrV, etC. Cut Glass at 25 to 35 per cent below regular prices ra.se and are able to undersell all competitors from Qur stock of Jewelry has great i y leased JO to 25 per cent on these goods. Don t send away and we will have the newest, nobbiest and latest fV n || c l f\ n || c l but call and get our prices. goods ever shown here. Fine line of-Sterling Silver L/OIISI LSUIIS! Xmas Cards, Booklets, etc. Novelties, Manicure, and Toilet Sets, as well stand- It will do you good to see them and especially at exceptionally low prices ard Flatware and Tripple Plate Goods. the Two Large Dolls we are giving away FREE Don’t forget we are giving away also Two Waltham Watches, one Ladies and one Gents, in 20 year Standard Gold Filled Cases "■ 13 uitß MCLEAN BROTHERS Druggists and Jewelers ciples of his Satanic Majesty, judg ing from the attendance at the La Junta Theater Saturday and Mon day nights. Last weuk one of the preachers criticised both local papers for publishing the advance notices of the “Yankee Consul” and the “Maid and the Mummy.” There is nothing particularly immoral about either, and some of the antics of the female contingent were of the ele vating order. We noticed quite a number of churoh people among those present, and none of them ap peared to be very greatly shocked. On Saturday night there was a $460 house and on Monday night the to ts! receipts flg£psg«iited SSO?. Zi was probably because some of the preachers kicked on the nature of the attractions that the attendance was so large. It is strange that hu man nature is so contrary, but it most always sometimes is. People generally do the very thing that some people think they ought not to do The good divine who criticised the newspapers is altogether too suspicious. He imagines too much. Some good people who go to bed every night at 8 o’clock are yery doubtful as to whether the saloons close every night at midnight, and imagine that every back room in a saloon oontains a full-Hedged gam bling hell. They ought to try tho experiment of breaking into a saloon five minutes after the midnight hour any old night in the week, as we have heard of people doing, only to be disappointed. Things are not half as bad as they are some times painted, nor half as bad as some people would like to believe they are. —La Junta Tribune. Paradox Items. Ida and Dolly Hoffman have been helping Mrs. Dross duiing the past week. A. P. Mead has moved about a mile to the northeast of his old place to be close to his railroad work. Mrs. Vogel and Mary went to Carlton to see Mrs. Hoffman who was seriously ill. Mr. Shipman has moved into the old Mead house opposite the sohool house. His son arrived from Tenn., last Thursday. Mrs. Byer's baby has chickenpox. The young folks had a little dance at the school house Friday night. Mary Vogel has gone to town to work at Chas. Hoag’s. The farmers of this neighborhood are now threshing their alfalfa. “Nobody’s Claim.” Manager Lee of the opera house will give his patrons a real novelty in the coming of Holden Bros, big sensation “Nobody’s Claim.” As a melodrama the play has few equals; as a scenic production it is without doubt the most complete and elabor ate of any at present touring the country. No expense has been [ spared to make the stage settings OmsrJLL !TBar3PX.FSIB OP- rKOWEES COtTXTTT LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 12. 1906. gorgeous and beautiful; the mechan ical effeots are new and novel and surpass anything in that line ever attempted iu a melodramatic pro duction The cast is all that oau be desired, every actor having beeu chosen expressly on account of their fitness to portray the parts. One of the strong features of the perform auoe, and a feature usually omitted in plays of this class, is the strong vein of neat comedy that runs through the play; numerous specialties are also introduced, all neatly blended in the story so not in any way to in terfere with the plot. “Nobody’s Claim” will be here Saturday, Dec. 15. This piece is under the same management as Girl of Tbs Streets, which scored such a success through this territory a short time ago. 20 YEARS AGO Notes from The Lamar Register of December 11, 1880 The Lamar House is ueariog oom pletiou; when finished it will be oue* of the largest and most commodious in eastern Colorado. P. S. Lynch has been doing the largest share of the building about town the past two months. The Bent county court bouse bonds were sustained by the district court at Pueblo this week, and ar rangements are being made to begin work on the new court bouse. It means the division of tbe county. 11l HOTEL BMBt SHOP JOHN CASH, Prep. Room north aide Union Hotel Everything new and clean. Give us a call if yon want a first-class shave or hair-cut The Best Farm Insurance on Earth THE CONTINENTAL INSURANCE CO. Of New York 53 years old. Assets $16,384,000. Capital and Surplus $0,425,000. Low rates. Losses promptly paid. Insures all kinds of farm property. Your business so licited. R. L. Beavers Lamar, eolo. GOLDEN RULE STORE PARTNERSHIP DISSOLUTION SALE In order to dissolve our present partnership we offeer our whole stock until January Jst RT GREATLY REDUGED PRIGES Men’s $7.50 Suits go at $5.95 Men’s SJO.OO Suits go at $7.95 Men's $12.50 Suits go at $9.95 Men’s $15.00 Suits go at $11.95 Men’s $B.OO Overcoats go at $6.95 Men’s $lO.OO Overcoats go at $8.95 Men’s $12.50 Overcoats go at $10.95 Men’s $15.00 Overcoats goat $11.55 Men’s $2.50 Shoes go at $1.95 Men’s $3.50 Shoes go at $2.95 Men’s $l.OO Dress Shirts go at 69c Reductions on Furs, Toilet Sets, Fancy Boxes, Toys, Leather Goods, Silk Handker chiefs, and all Holiday Goods. GOLDEN RULE STORE SMART & SIMON NORTH SIDE FEAST BLOCK SILVER BROS. GROCERIES BAST SIDE MAIN ST. ’PHONB NO. 58 BED l I ‘ _ EVERETT & CO. Dealers in Meats AU bills die ia 3t days Pkme 473 Black Ladies’ $2.50 Walking Skirts go at $1.48 Ladies’ $4.50 Walking Skirts go at $3.48 Ladies’ $6.50 Walking Skirts go at $5.49 Ladies’ $1.25 Waists goat 85c Ladies’ $1.50 Waists go at 98c Ladies’ $2.50 Wool Waists go at $1.98 Ladies’ $3.50 Shoes go at $2.50 Ladies’ $3.00 Shoes go at $2.00 Ladies’ $2.00 Shoes go at $1.29 Ladies’ 50c Union Suits go at 34c Ladies’ White Handkerchiefs 4c op B. B. Brown, Pres. A. N. Parrish, Vice Pres. W. 0. Gould, Oa« hr The First National Bank OF DJA24JAR,. OOZ.iOR.JADO. Capital 850,000 Surplus 810,000 DIRBOTORS B. B. Brown. T. M. Brown. W. G. Gould. M. D. Thatcher. A. N, Parrish. ID. EJ. COOPER Real Estate, Loan Insurance Agent. 8 Pages NUMBER 27.