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VOLUME XXII. How TheNational Forests Serve The Public. “The Use of the National Forests,” a publication just printed by the De partment of Agriculture, is a brief, clear manual for public information aa the forest polioy of the National Government. It is too true, as the short preface to the publio says, that “many peo ple do not know what National For ests are. Others may have heard much about them, but have no idea of their true purpose and use.” It is the object of this publication to explain just what the National For ests mean, what they are for, and how to use them. Id the first place, it is explained how the Forests are created and how their boundaries are drawn. Next, their direct use and value are shown from the point of view of the home seeker, the prospector and miner,the use of timber, the user of the range, the user of water, and other users of Forest resources. Third, it is shown how the Forests are intended for use, for the production of usable products, and for the establishment and maintenance of homes; how on all of them the timber is protected from fire, the water llow is kept steady, the forage on the range is in creased and guarded from abuse ;and how, in addition, they serve as great publio playgrounds and as breeding places and refuges for game. Fin ally, the management of the Nation al Forests is described. Here it is that the great useful ness of the Forests is brought out most clearly and strikingly; for the Forests are managed by the people in their own interests, and every means is used to meet the desires and wants of all Forest users half way by dealing with them in the main dir eotly on the ground and in all oases with the utmost practicable dispatch and freedom from red tape. In a word, the special interests of this manual lies in its showing that the Forest policy of the Government both in principle and in practice, is for the benefit of the ordinary man, for the benefit of every citizen equ ally. There is still a tendency to think of the National Forests as “preserves” closed to use, and to leave the publio lands exposed to unregulated individual exploitation. Where these misapprehensions still prevail “The Use of the National Forests” will go far to correct them. The book is written by Mr. Fred erick E. Olmsted, whose intimate knowledge of conditions in the West and the polioy under whioh th* National Forests are managed es pecially fits him to deal with the subject. Killed By Freight Train. A train from tne east at noon Wednesday brought up from Prow ers station a gruesome package in the shape of a canvass wrapped around the dismembered portions of the body of J. W. Adair, #ho was run over by a freight train that morning. Adair was about 40 years old and was holding down a claim near Sheridan Lake,in Kiowa county, but oame to Prowers two weeks ago seeking work, and was placed as irrigator on the farm of the Phillips Investment Co. On Wednesday morning he and several other men went to the headgate of the canal to shut the water off, and while the rest were engaged, he walked out to the track to watch a train pass, and then started towards Prowers. A freight train passed east shortly af forwards and the men noticed him standing by the track as it was pass ing him about a mile away. When they were on their way back they found the body of Adair, cut in several pieces, strnng along the track, and they supposed be had tried to jump the train for a ride back to Prowers, missed his guess and was thrown under the wheels. The remains were gathered into a canvas and brought here, and turned over to Coroner Cahill, who convened a jury which, after hearing some evidenoe, adjourned until Sat urday, in order to try to account for money and a check that the deceas- I ed was known to have had on his person, and which was missing. Letters found on the deceased indi cated that he had a brother and niece living at Roseland, Mo.—Las Ani The Lamar Register DO YOU NEED PAINT? We have purchased the entire stock of Paints, Oils and Glass from the Lamar Lumber Co. which together with the stock already carried by us, makes a very complete assortment to select from. We are prepared to make you the lowest possible prices on all-kinds of paints, including three differ ent lines of House, Barn and Carriage Paints. Interior finishes, Hard Oils, Varnishes, Stains, Jap-a-Lac, Alabastine, Kalsomine, etc. Glass and Putty. Everything exactly as represented. Remember we are giving away a pot of money to onr customers; also $5.00 to the party or parties that guess how much money it contains be fore it is opened. phohe ho. is mu | BROTHERS I Druggists and Jewelers | THE SELLS-FLOTO SHOWS. The Circus Will Soon Bo Here. Alsu Rogers, the famous Southern writer and philosopher, says: “No matter how muoh we may jest about the circus, it is an event of importance every time it comes. An amusement that entertains thous ands of people cannot be dismissed with nothing but a smile. It has its material side as well. Youth and old age, the prince and the pauper, turn out to the circus when it comes. To the younger generation the cir cus is not open to criticism, but every old person who remembers the day of the ‘old show,’ insists that there is no cirous like the old one ring wagon ciroua that traveled the country roads. It is th* same old story of th* old days when w* were boys. To a certain extent it is cor rect. “The cirous of today is planned for the 25,000 people it entertains. The crowds that fill the big tents might just as well attempt to see something in the bottom of a well as to be entertained by an exhibition of the old one-iing oirous, if that ex hibition had been put down in the middle of the present big show. The two-ring oirous and enormous ele vated stage are necessary that some thing shall be in the vioinity of all the people. “There is a difference between the old days and the new. The old condition is one that never oan pre vail again. It was possible in its day because there was a great ter ritory to be settled and developed by the aggressive and energetic white man. He had founded his little community and built up his villages and towns of a limited popu lation. In those days a man count ed for something. In those days the member of the legislature, the law yer and the editor knew personally nearly every man’s family within his bailiwick. Today to th* statesman the citizen is represented by so many names on the voting list. The editor has no knowledge of th* cir culation department whatever. The individual is absorbed by the vast mass which has supplanted him. The former village has grown to be a city. The wilderness is laid out in town lots and nobody now knows the name of his neighbor. “The modern oirous is the result of these new circumstanoes.” The Sells-Floto shows is now a model example of wide-awake, thrif ty. up-to-date management, and it has taken years to reach this per fection. Achievement has followed so rapidly that this famous institu tion now stands alone a living monument of enterprising success in the tented amusement world. The big show comes to Lamar Saturday, July 20th, afternoon and evening. The Japs don’t take kindly to oor fleet of the finest battleships on the water being sent to the Faoifio ocean. They say there is no base for them to operate from. When that condition arisee that fleet can quickly take one from Japan. OF7Z3ZJLL zrs uraPAFBR or ruoisrEßs oovittt LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JULY 10. 1907. 20 YEARS AGO Notes from The Lamar Register of July 9. 1987 J. K. Doughty is down in Missou ri engineering a big land deal. The statement of th* Lamar State Bank showed SOO,OOO on deposit. Lamar postoflio* was made a money order 'office to take effect August Ist. ' W. L. Morehouse has the founda tion laid for a residence on North Fifth street. The Texas cattle trail of whioh we heard and read so much romance for years, will be a thing of the past af ter this year. It ia but one of the many obangea in the west. Wednesday night, July 6th, about 10 o’clock Lamar was startled for the first time by the cry of fire. W. S. Pierce's wholesale drug store was found to be on tire. The fire was put out by the bucket brigade and everything supposed to be safe, but about 1 o’olook in the morning it broke out again and could not be checked until the building and stock waa in ashes. The loss was $16,- 000 on building and stock and in surance S9OOO. Very little of the stock was saved. Sure Thing! Art ides of incorporation of the Canon City, Pueblo and La Junta Railway and Power Company, with a capital stock of $200,000, were filed in the office of the secretary of state last Monday. The incorpor ators are Charles R. Buckey, of La Junta; Thomas J. Stanley and D.W. Sheldon, of Manzanola; Andrew J. Behymer, Perry Behymer, George D. Keneall and Franois James, of Pueblo. It is reported that State Treasurer Bent is also interested. The company held a meeting in Pu eblo yesterday for the purpose of deciding upon definite plans and making arrangements for an early inauguration of the work of con struction. La Junta will be the cen tral point from which the line will be constructed both east and west, and it will eventually extend from Lamar to Canon City, taking in all the towns in the Arkansas Valley, connecting at Pueblo with a Beulah Valley line, and at Canon City with the Scenio Line to the Royal Gorge. The trolley line up and down the Arkansas Valley, which has been talked of, written about and harped upon frequently after frequently during the past five years, and in many instances has reached the poiut of development of securing franchisee in many towns, seems about to become a reality.—La Jun ta Tribune. Senator Morgan, of Alabama, died last week at the age of 83. Over 30 years of his life were spent in the senate. He was a democrat in name, but usually a republican in action, having voted in the senate oftener with the latter party. He was the oldest senator exoept his state col league, Senator Pettus* who ia 80. Will continue their sale 10 DAYS 101 Unequaled Bargains Through- f out the fcntire Store The Golden Rule Store ” oil™" j MiuMmmMiiiMmmiiiiUimiiiuiiiiiiLiuuiuLMiiiMuiiiMmmiuimuimituimuiiiLiiLiiiiuiiiuiiiLfi SILVER BROS. GROCERIES BAST SIDE MAIN BT. ’PHONB NO. 68 RBD '* A POUTER isn’t necessary for an old sportsman. He known without axkiug where to looete game, when to go tor it and what kind of » dug to take aloDg. He aleo known bin hunting trip wont pan out if he hasn't the right kind of GUN AND AMMUNITION We are happy to say ho bnye of UB. He gets the beet made and no faooy prioe Baked. That’s why, when he returns, hie bag is fail of game. R.M.ZEIGLER&CO Who’s Your Grocer? HUNT BROTHERS. THE PURE FOOD STORE Hunt BrothersT A trial will c,mvince Leading Cash Grocers others that this is a Successor to Franz Bros. phone Lamar 6 good place to buy their lamar, Colorado eatables yjlw Summer Excursion RaLes IKQMLQI Effective May IS and 19 to October 31, 1907 Saturday or Sunday, return Monday, Colorado Springs and return $6.20 Manitou and return $6.35 Palmer Lake and return $7.05 Sunday only Colorado Springs and return J 54.55 Manitou and return $4.70 Lake and return $5.30 Pueblo and return $3.50 Assembly rates June 8 to Sept. 2 Palmer Lake and return $7.00, Glen Park and return $7.30, final return limit Sept. 10. G. J. GARVIN, Agent. 8 Pages NUMBER 5.