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VOLUMB XXI.
CITIZENS CONVENTION.
Notice is hereby given that a mass
convention of the citizens of the
Town of Lamar, Colorado, is called
to meet at the oonrt house on Friday
evening, Maroh 15,1907, at 8 o’clock
for the purpose of nominating one
Mayor and three Trustees to be vot
ed for at the mnnioipal election to
be held April 2, 1907, and the trans
action of any other bnsiness that
may properly come before the con
vention.
L. M. Markham, Chairman.
Geo. B. Merrill, Secy
County Notes.
From the Holly Chieftain
Wednesday at 2 o’clock, while
some of the men at the “bungalo”
were oooking’in the open their fire
got beyond oontrol. Fanned by a
gale it came into the outskirts of
Holly at express train speed. All
citizens turned out and fought stren
uously in the Haines and blinding
smoke to save the town. Every
thing was oleaned op in Will Mc-
Pherson’s yard, bnt the boys man
aged to save the house. Many of
the boys got their thumbs dislocated
and hair singed.
• • •
General Superintendent Parkei,
Superintendent Austion, Trainmast
er Woodward and Distriot Engineer
Bisbee were in town in their special
train Monday laying out the site foi
Holly’s new union depot. It is an
nounced that the plans have been
drawn for an SII,OOO structure,
work on whioh will commence very
Boon. Agent Snyder informs us
that the depot at Kooky Ford oost
but SB,OOO, while that at this place
will be an SII,OOO one, an exact
duplicate in fact of the Lamar struc
tore.
fFrom thtOruid* Time*.]
C. D. Baldwin purchased the
Barnes property on Irwin street.
• • •
J. and G. Hesser left the first of
the week for Yandalia, Missouri,
where they expeot to remain.
. • •
Fire started about noon yesterday
in the dry grass near the east end of
what is known as the Big Timber on
the U. F. ranch. A terrific wind
was blowiug from the west at the
time aud the fiames were driven at a
furious speed. In endeavoring to
save the house ocoupied by Dr. A.
K. Allen, Cliff and Tom Washburn,
two brothers, were badly burned
about the hands and face. They
were oarrying water from a well in
order to save the house. The well,
it seems was surrounded by tall dry
grass. While at the well getting
water; the fire surrounded them un
awares and the fiames enveloped
them. The boys will be laid up for
some time, though the doctor thinks
they will not be permanently dis
figured. The house occupied by Dr.
Allen was saved, but the barn, a
wagon and two setts of harness were
a total loss. The fire was swept
eastward bv the gale, destroying S2OO
worth of baled hay belonging to Z.
Taylor. The fire burned nearly the
entire length of the XY ranoh, de
stroying, it is estimated, nearly $2,-
000 worth of hay both baled and in
the stack. A couple of small build
ings on this ranch were also destroy
ed. It is lucky that the course of the
wind did not bear more to the south
as the town of Granada and many
ranch houses would have been in im
minent danger. A large number of
men from Granada and surrounding
ranches were out to tight the fire,
but little progress could be made on
aecount of the heavy wind. The
origin of the fire is not known.
Dry Land Craze.
Whatever the old timers may think
and whatever they may say, the dry
land boom is here and we oan’t help
it. It is no good to fight it any
longer. Experience is the only
teacher, and the new people must
learn their lesson just the same as
the former settlers.
It don’t require much of a stretch
of the memory for those of us who
are now here to remember when we
took atlt with every statement made
The Lamar Register
OUR NEW SPRING LINE
WATCHES, CLOCKS AND JEWELRY __
Including the latest novelties in Bracelets, Combs, Watch C barms, Fobs, Necklaces,
H at Pius, Ets. Our prices are as low as the lowest and we guarantee our goods to be
ZTM Remember we have a First»dass Jeweler.
PHONE NO. 13 LAMAR MCLEAN BROTHERS Druggists and Jewelers
by what were then old timers, bnt we
learned better, and should not be
disappointed now that onr own state
ments are not regarded as gospel
troths by the new settlers.
And it is a fact that for the bene
fit of the new settlers themselves
they should not be disconraged, be
cause if they do not settle here they
will in some other section of the so
called rain belt, and it is far better
for them to make their experiment
here where enoagh work at good
wages is assured each year to keep
themselyes and families. The hard
ships whioh attended former at
tempts to farm these lands will be
unknown under present conditions,
if the new comers settle near the
great beet belt of the Arkansas val
ley. Prowers oounty can easily
furnish work at good wages for
hundreds of these settlers, and they
will be of immense benefit in the
development of the connty as the
difficulty of getting sufficient labor
is the one great drawback here now.
The boom is on in earnest now,
however, and the filings at the land
offioe for Monday morning broke all
records leaching a total of seventy-
With the exception of a few desert
filings under the Bent and Prowers
canal, these were all dry land filings,
and were located in the oonnties of
Kiowa, Baca and Prowers. That
was not the only day this month
there was a rash either, and the total
for the month will probably be the
largest In the history of the distriot.
Last month’s filings broke all
records for 19 years here, and were
the second largest of any of the Colo
rado land offioes, bnt the total for
this month will be far ahead of the
total of 220 in February. The peo
ple are headed this way and as the
spring opens up the rash will be
stronger. The demand for land is
growing more argent each year and
cannot be filled. Twenty yeais ago
it required scare headlines, and
flowery fairy stories of a land flow
ing with milk and honey to bring
Millinery Opening
at IRWIN’S
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY
t March 20 and 21
Trimmer
Miss Alliene Rhea Alexander
St. Louis, Mo.
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3PPi3ia.ti iraur3i , R.Fß» or PaoTC-Esa oovitty
LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 13, 1907.
immigration, now yon can’t head
them off with a club, so yon might
as well stand aside or yon will get
ran oyer by the rash.
20 YEARS AGO
Notes from The Lamar Register of
March 12, 1887
The Register was kicking because
an ooonpation tax was placed on
newspapers by the oity dads.
Dr. J. 8. Hasty arrived Monday
and has taken the office of the late
Dr. MoMnlien over the postoffice.
L L. Maxwell has purchased the
lot just south of the Blodgett build
ing and will pat up a store room
24x00 feet. Must have more room
he says.
W. L. Morehouse from Winfield,
Kansas, has started a lumber yard
in the oity. He has already receiv
ed eight cars of lumber aud will soon
have a large stook. His yard is sit
uated just north of the track aud
two blocks east of Main street.
J. K. Doughty purchased nine
lots in McKeever’s addition this
week. [And he is still buying.]
Twenty real estate firms were do
ing a paying business in Lamar.
We understand the material for a
new printing office in Lamar was
selected in Denver Wednesday. It
is to be a democratic sheet and can
didate for the land offioe printing.
Dr. Bulette, of Pueblo, will bn at the
Union hotel, Lamar, Thursday, Maroh
I4lh. Practice limited to diseases of
the Eye, Gar, Nose und Throat, and Fit
ting glasses.
Afflicted With Rheumatism.
“I was and am yet atllicted with rhu
maoism,” says Mr. J. C. Bayne, editor of
the Herald, Addington, Indian Territory
“but thanks to Chamberlain’s Pain
Balm am able once more to attend to
busineee. It is the beet of liniments.”
If troubled with rheumatism give Pain
Balm a trial and you are certain to be
more than pleased with the prompt re
lief whioh it affords. One application
relievee the pain. For sale by all drug
gists.
GOLDEN RULE STORE
Has installed a
5 and 10 Cent Store
on the side
We have placed on our counters for sale !5o dozen different articles to sell for 5,
lo and 15 cents, consisting of Wooden Ware, Willow Ware, Glass Ware,
Crockery, Enamel Ware, Notions, Kitchen Utensils, Ect. Things
which are in daily use and demand.
Specials in Slothing Spec. Dry Good, Etc.
Men's $7.50 Suits at $5.00 Ladies' 75c Petticoats at 49c
Men,s $8.50 Suits at $6.75 Ladies' $2.50 Walking Skirts $ | _OO
Men's $lO.OO Suits at $7.95 Extra Large Towels, each 7c
Men's $12.00 Suits at $8.95 Fine $1 Lace Curtains perpr 69c
Men's $15.00 Suits at $11.95 I Ladies' Black Hose per pr 4c
Men's $12.00 Top Coats $8.95 45c Table Linen, bleached, yd 34c
Men's $15.00 Top Coats <jj| LQS 45c Table Linen, colored, yd 34c
Men's $2.50 Pants at $1.95 4°c Table Linen, colored, at 29c
Men's $3.50 Pants at $2.95 35c Table Linen, colored, at 24c
One lot Men's Pants worth 6 1-4 Indigo Blue Calico 5c
$2 and $2.75, special $1.95 I 7t-2 Outing Flannels 5C
These Prices are Catalog Busters.
We will sell
Ingain Squares worth 85c and $l. perydat
5O Cents
THE GOLDEN RULE STORE
Opposite Davies Hotel M. SIMON, Proprietor
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