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VOLUME XXI. Two Clerks Added. The rapid increase in the land offioe business at Lamar has at last feroed the government officials at Washington to sit np and take notioe, and an order was telegraphed from Washington last week to em ploy two clerks beginning with April Ist. Misses Vernie Miller and Pearl Lay are at present employed at the work and will remain unless some of the government pets on the civil service list want the job. The tilings for March were over the 400 mark over 325 being homesteads, and the boom is growing every day. The office although doing the second largest business in the state has been getting along without any ex tra help, being the only office in the atate that is doing so. The boom bids fair to last this time as long as the vacant land in the district holds, and there is several million acres of it. Local Interest In Legislature. While the present legislative ses sion has done better in the matter of general state legislation than any previous Session, locally it has been quite a disappointment. It was hoped by the people of this section that the unjust democratic gerrymander by which the lower Arkansas valley is made merely an attachment to the big counties of Las Animas and Huerfano, without any real voice iu the matter, would be abolished. The republican caucus agreed to this, but is was defeated because of the greed of the Denver members of the legislature, who re fused to give up even one of the seats they are at present stealing from the counties in the northeast part of the state. These members with the solid democratic yote were sufficient to defeat any attempt to make a fair legislative appointment. Two bridge appropriations ou the Lamar and Springfield state line, one in Prowers and one in Baca county, were passed amounting to 43,500, and these will insure better road connec tion between Lamar and Baca county thau the latter section has with any other town. The heavy trade of that section iB now coming mostly to Lamar, and this will draw an even larger proportion of it, Holly Has New Bank. The Holly State bank, incorpora ted at Denver yesterdav with a capi tal of $30,000, is the second iustitu tion of this character in Holly. The First National bank was originally organized as a state bank. The in corporators of the new buuk are: F. W. Montgomery, president and manager of the Holly Mercantile company; J. A. Pierce, superinten dent of the leasing department of the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land company; G. W. Stevens, assistant cashier of the Holly Sugar company and assistant to the president of the Holly Con struction company. Not a Success. Tuesday morning No. 0 struck au unknown man, under the influence of liquor, who was sitting on the edge of the ties, and instantly killed him. There is no use for any man to try to ditch these fast Santa Fe trains by sitting on one side of the track, so young men should take warning not to try it. —Holly Chieftain. Success Here Sure. Sugar making has proven such a failure in Nebraska that the last beet mill was closed down this week, nev er to run again. The irrigated fields of Colorado have been found to be the only reliable beet growing lands in the west and it is well to add that hundreds of beet raisers in that atate are *now hiking out for this country. A prdcession of fifty cov ered wagons left Grand Island this week bringing a party of farmers to work in the vicinity of Holly in Prowers county. The families of these men; at least fifty of whom are purchasing little farms of their own, will follow later. A number of the t men are leasing lands and will farm for awhile under the tenantry sys tem. The failure of sugar making in Nebraska is due primarily to the manner in which the soil was ruined by the growth of sugar beets, for with all the precautions that were The Lamar Register BASE BALL GOODS SODA FOUNTAIN We have just received our spring line Spring is here with all its pleasures, and of Base Ball Goods including Spauld- greatest of these is the opening of our ing’s, Reach’s, Victor and other stanard Soda Fountain and Ice Cream Parlor, makes of Balls, Bats, Gloves and Mitts. All citizens welcome this sign of spring Our prices are as low as they can be sold as they know you get the Richest Cream, for. Call and see us. and Purest Flavors and Syrups from us When vou want the best call on us pme * lB iA,tB /A G LEAN BROTHERS taken the fertility could not be main tained and in this way the value of the ground was all shot to pieces. The Norfolk mill was removed to Prowers county last season and the Grand Island factory will probably be transplanted to Bent county the coming season. —Field and Farm. Paradox Items. Mr. Byers is going to move to the Markham ranch. The Kemper family is quarantined on account of smallpox. Dr. Hasty was here last Thursday, and vaccinated about twenty per sons. Mr. Medlook’s team ran away Fri day evening and tore things up con siderably, but Mr. Medlook was not hurt. The farmers are busy preparing their ground for beets. A Genuine Business Session. The Sixteenth General assembly, whioh expires by limitation at mid night tonight, has made an excellent record all through. For one thing it has been absolutely free from scandal or suspicion of wrongdoing. In its proceedings the most yellow of the sensational sheets have been unable to trace the gertn of sensa tion. This body of business men has conducted a business session thioughout. It elected a Hepubli can United States senator without causing a ripple in procedure and then went about carrying out the pledges made to the people by the Republican state convention last year. In all its work the legislature has kept in close touch with the pre vailing sentiment of the state, which is optimistic to a degree. No at tempt was made to stir feeling or set one division of society against auother. The very large liepubli au majority has made possible busi nesslike legislation. Cognition has been taken of the changed and changing economic conditions in Colorado. The state is no longer a beggar at the gates; and its eggs are not in one basket. As its resources are being developed they are growing into greater variety. In mining its metal product has broadened. Iu agricul ture it stands pre-eminent in more than one division of the husband man. As a prosperous commonwealth its legislature can extend and broaden its enactments without hurt to any one. This assembly passed an equitable railroad law which will be an en couragement to railroads and their patrons. It eucourages the former because it gives encouragement and protection to the latter. An insurance law, a state banking law, a public accountant law and measures dealing with tne financial status of Colorado, that could be un dertaken only in a time of prosperity aud confidence, have been accomp lishments that will redound to the iTstxrsiy.s.ysjß Pao-nrEse ootnmr LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 3. 1907. credit of the assembly and the Re publican party. In such a time as this the moral welfare should not be foigotten and an excellent local option law stands to the credit of this assembly. Aud, as with the national con gress when it was making history of a constructive kind, the business of the state, as of the nation, propered. —Ex. 20 YEARS AGO Notes from The Lamar Register of April 2, 1887 C. C. Goodale aud family will ar rive here tomorrow from Wiuterset, lowa. Their new residence is com pleted and ready for them. A lot on Main street was purchased eight months ago for S2OO. Wed nesday it was sold for $2300. The Lamar Sparks published by Mrs. Metcalf & C. M. Davis made its first appearance last week well filled with ads, particularly bright and , very saucy. D. S. Lowe, II A. Billow and Mr. Rawlings are the candidates for mayor for the first regular city elec tion in Lamar. The Lamar State Bank will open for business next Monday morning with Francis Hall as president and H. J. Gocheuour, assistant cashier in charge. Next Sunday the first quarterly meeting services of the Methodist church will be held in Lamar by Rev. A. Chamberlain, the pre siding elder from Denver. F. W. Burger has let the contract for a two-story forty foot addition to his hotel. The crowded condition of the Burger Hoase the past months compells him to enlarge. Money to Loan—On farm property. No appraisers,tuouey paid as soon as ab stract approved. J. S. Hasty. Suffered for Five Years with Kidney and Liver Trouble. “I suffered for live years with kidney and liver trouble, which aaused severe pains across the back and a blinding headace. 1 had hyspepsia and was so constipated that 1 could not move my bowels without a cathartic. I was cur ed by Chamberlain’s Stomach Liver Tablets and have been well now foj six mouths,” says Mr. Arthur S. Strick land. of Chattanooga, Tenu. For sale by all druggists. EDISON PHONOGRAPHS and Edison Records Sold on Easy Monthly Payments By H. GERSTENLAUER Jeweler and Optician LAfIAR, COLO. GOLDEN RULE STORE I Have just received a new lot OF GOWNS, BATTISTES WHITE GOODS, IMPORTED SUITINGS, DUCKS, ETC., ETC., AT POPULAR PRICES.- -* * * THE GOLDEN RULE STORE North Side Feast Block ' M. SIMON, Proprietor : " >? I* - ! „ | j A POINTER isn’t necessary for an old sportsman. He knows without asking where to locate game, when to go for it and what kind of a dog to take along. He also knows his hunting trip wont pan out if he hasn't the right kind of GUN AND AMMUNITION We are happy to say he bays of us. He gets the best made and no fancy price asked That’s why, when he returns, his bag is full of game. R.M. ZEIGLER & CO Dealer In Staple and Fancy Groceries and Fresh Meats South Main St. 'Phone No. 102 Red. Coal Facts There are a number of grades of Canon City Coal but when you buy from us you get the BEST that is mined, beyond question. We can also supply the cheaper grades of Trini dad and other coals. We are always in the market for your ALFALFA SEED, paying the highest prices. SS STRAIN BROS Grocery Prices at» Margrave’s Cash Store Now is the time to btiy your supplies 30c Banner Oats for . . 25 15c Empsons Hominy . 10c Jsc fCingsford Gloss)Starch]for . . JOc 15c Empsons Kraut . . 12 J-2c 25c Box Crackers for . 20c Canned Sugar Corn . . 8 J-3c 10c Arm & Hammer Soda . 8 l-3c Arbuckle Coffee, with orders . Jsc White Beans per lb ... 5c Granulated Sugar 16 pounds for . $l.OO Onions Sets per qt 10c. Seed Sweet Corn 8 l-3c lb. Late or Earlv Peas; per lb. 12 I- c We.trade for Cash on a small profit and can save you money. Phone orders soliciled Phone Lamar 76 £• L. MARGRAVE SILVER BROS. GROCERIES BAST SIDE MAIN ST. ’PHONB NO. 53 RBD Hardware, Furniture, Tinware, Harness, etc- Wo carry the largest stock in our line ever carried in eastern Colorado and can sell to yon at lowest prices ever known in the Arkansas valley. THE LAMAR HARDWARE GO. 8 Pages NUMBER 43.