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VOLUME XXI. Protecting a Murderer The United States government has been placed in the position of at tempting to protect a cold blooded murderer by its representatives in Colorado in the case of A. Johnson, who killed Marshal Frisbie at La mar last December. Johnson was tnrned over to the Pneblo sheriff by Sheriff Thomas for safe keeping bnt was still officially in the custody of Prowers county. On Thursday of last week he was taken from the Pueblo jail by a de puty of the U. S. Marshal Bailey, rushed over to the U. S. Court then in session at Pueblo, plead guiltv to a oharge of robbing the mails and was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kans. They started at onoe for Leaven worth via Denver, but were stopped at Denver. Sheriff Thomas and District Attorney MoHendrie went to Denver and finally succeeded in get ting the prisoner. He was brought to Lamar this time and will ne held for the April term of court. The whole matter looks very much like a soheme framed up by the deputy mashal and the sheriff at Pueblo, to save the prisoner from standing trial for the dastardly crime he commit ted here, and our people are anxious to learn who put up for the job. That there is a job in the case goes without any explanations. The case has been too much discussed, the crime was too dastardly, and the man hunt following too well adver tised for the officials to be ignorant of the charge against him, or the fact that he was held for Prowers county. The officials at Denver were very much exercised when Johnson was oaptured last January because they feared he would be hanged by a mob here. The citizens showed their law-abiding principles and no extra guards were needed at any time while he was here. More respect for honesty and the law by the high er officials would soon put an end to mob law on the part of the people, but such deals as this one are what incite mob law. Cantaleupe Industry. A meeting of land owners and farmers of this vicinity was held at the oourt house last Saturday for the purpose of trying to interest our people once more in the cantaloupe industry. W. C. Gould was elected temporary chairman and U. B. Tho man secretary. There was consider able discussion of the subject and many fayored organizing an asso ciation, and a committee was appoint •d by the chairman to canvass for acreage. Several propositions were con sidered and it was found that one commission house was willing to pay 000 per crate on the platform and in addition to divide the net profits over expenses and a reason able commission with the growers Our farmers have had considerable experience with raising cantaloupes in the past and if 000 per crate had been assured to them they would never have quit the industry. There is good money in it, they say, even at 50c sure, and there is every rea son to believe that over 300 acres will be raised here. C. B. Thotnan, who has raised them every year, made good profits last season when he oould only ship by express. Frauds In Coolidge. Coolidge is reported to have held a crooked election Monday. Colo rado isn’t the only state that tolera tes those things. Instead of certify ing the regularly nominated officers for the spring town election it is stated that the town clerk made up a list of his own some days after the filing time bad elapsed and these were the names that were voted up on. The present town clerk, Mr. Lyons,is also said to be a resident of Colorado, having a homestead this side of the line. —Holly Chieftain. New Jail. Prowers County has reached a point where a new jail is an abso lute necessity. The city has enough prisoners as a rule to fill the old city jail and has notified the county that it will not renew the lease. In this issue will be found a call lor bids by the board of commissioners, in which the bidders are asked to 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 inc uding 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 PHONE NO. 13 LAMAR Q| BROTHERS Druggists and Jewelers submit plans and prioes. No definite arrangements have been made ex cept that the board has fixed a maxi mum price. They expeot to con struct a building that will be ade quate for the county’s needs for years to come, bat will only equip enough cells to answer the present demands. The intention is to con struct a two-story brick building, the ground floor being a residence. The location has not been fixed as yet either. The Crain Plant Louse. Lamar, Colorado, April 3, 1907. Editor Lamar Register: — I have beeu looking over the wheat fields in yonr section in com pany with E. M. Mears, Chas. Max well and W. H. Mcßride. In all cases where we found wheat turning brown tne same was found to be the grain plant lonse. This little green louse is very similar to the melon louse and the cabbage louse, and is what is being reported in the papers as the “green bag” in Texas, Kan sas and Oklahoma. It should be known as the grain louse and not by the name of green bug. While there is a great difference in the abundance of this loose in different fields, we found it in some □ ambers in all fields of wheat visi ted. It increases with great rapidi ty and lives upon the grains and grasses the year through. It has such a start so early in the season that in my jndgment it will be use less to endeavor to save wheat crops where brown patches are appearing. Irrigating, harrowing, or changes in weather conditions are not likely to have much effect upon the lice. It is probable that in all case where the injury is at all notioeable in the wheat fields, the best plan will be to plow under the grain and pat in another orop (bat not oats or barley) that they will not feed upon, such as beets, alfalfa, corn, potatoes, eto. It is possible that the lady beetles (also called lady birds and lady bugs) which are so common now in many places and which feed wholly upon the lice, may increase enough to kill out the lice in the next two or three weeks but the outlook is not very promising now. By turning the wheat under soon, a crop may still be raised npou the land this year. C. P. Gillette, Agr. College, Fort Collins, Colo. Quietus Upon Fusion. The general assembly, at its re cent session, passed a measure which places a quietus upon fusion as it has been hitherto practiced in this state. x Hereafter any man desiring to ran for office may elect the name of the party with which he desires to run, but he can not ran under half a dozen different designations. He may run npon one name and one only. There is, of course, nothing in the law to prevent scratching, if one desires. Some of the worst political con troversies which have arisen in this opri3ix.x< srßursp&Faa ow pstouruias ootnmr LAMAR. PROWERS COURTS. COLORADO. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 10. 1907. state have been canned by fusion, or attempts to create fusion. Different parties have sought to obtain a name such as Citizens or Independent or Taxpayers, or in the olden dajA, Silver Republican, and many others. The Democratic party, which fought this new law, has been just as gnilty in the past of these praoti ces as the Republican party. Each party has sought by this means to get the best of the other. The result has been that the voters were often deceived and mis led. It will, therefore, be far better for the voters of all parties, and for the politics of the state, to pat an end to fusion, which, in the past, has stood for oonfnßion. —Colorado Springs Telegraph. 20 YEARS AGO Notes from The Lamar Register of April 7, 1887 The bridge across the Arkansas river is now completed, and a heavy trafio is going over it. At the first regular oity election on Tuesday, April 5, 1887* A. D. Raw lings was elected mayor, and the fol lowing board of trustees: For three yeais, E L. Koeu and A. Deeter; two years, F. W. Barger and W. H. Vanoradale; one year, P. M. Noble and S. D. Rail. The foundation of the Christian chnrcb is constructed and they are now waiting for lumber. C. M. Davis has sold his interest in the Sparks to C. W. Coarsen, an old newspaper man from Kansas. The new firm of Goodale & Coop er opened their law and real estate office this week. Mr. Goodale and family arrived here Sunday, April 3. Money to Loan—On farm property. No appraisers,money paid as soon as ab stract approved. J. 8. 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 head nee. 1 had hyspepsia and was bo constipated that I could not move my bowels without a cathartic. I was cur ed by Chamberlain’s Stomach Liver Tablets and huve been well now foj six months,” says Mr. Arthur 8. Strick land. of Chattanooga, Tenn. For sale by all druggists. EDISON PHONOGBAPHS and Edison Records Sold on Easy Monthly Payments By H, GERSTENLAUER Jeweler and Optician LA (TAR, COLO. GOLDEN RULE STORE Have just received a new lot OF GOWNS, BATTISTES WHITE GOODS, IMPORTED SUITINGS, DUCKS, . ETC., ETC., AT POPULAR PRICES. - *1 THE GOLDEN RULE STORE North Side Opposite Davies Hotel M. SIMON, Proprietor A POINTER isn’t necessary for an old sportsman. He knows without asking whereto locate game, when to go for it and what kind of a dog to take along. He also knows hi-< bunting trip wont pan ont if be hasn't the right kind of GUN AND AMMUNITION We are happy to say be bays of us. He gets tb»> best made and no fancy price asked. That’s why, when he returns, bis bag is fall of game. R.M.ZEIGLER&CO KEI’E-Z' <JS aviE-S-XSTXXT Dealer In Staple and Fancy Groceries and Fresh Meats South Main SL ’Phone No. 102 Red. Coal Facts There are a number of grades of Canon CityJCoal 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. STRAIN BROS Grocery Prices at* Margrave’s Cash Store Now is the time to buy your supplies 30c Banner Oats for . . 25 Jsc Empsons Hominy . JOc Jsc Kingsford Gloss .Starch ]for . . JOc Jsc Empsons Kraut . . 12 J-2c 25c Box Crackers for . 20c Canned Sugar Com . . 8 J-3c JOc Arm & Hammer Soda . 8 J-3c Arbuckle Coffee, with orders . Jsc White Beans per lb ... 5c Granulated Sugar J 6 pounds for . $l.OO Onions Sets per qt JOc. Seed Sweet Corn 8 J-3c lb. Late or Earlv Peas, per lb. 12 l-2c We trade for Cash on a small profit and can save you money. Phone orders solicited L ““ r ?6 C. L. MARGRAVE SILVER BROS. GROCERIES BAST SIDE MAIN ST. ’PHONB NO. 58 RBD Hardware, Furniture, Tinware, Harness, etc. We carry the largest stock in onr 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 NUMBBB 44.