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VOLUME XXII. SEWER CONTRACT LET. Denver Company Gets the Contract and Will Benin Work at once. On Monday evening tbe city oonncil met to open tbe bids for con struction of tbe sewer system. There were a number of companies repre sented at tbe bidding and most of tbe bids were witbin tbe engineer’s estimate of $77,000. Tbe contract was awarded to tbe lowest bidder, Gibbons Si Uugbes of Denver, whose figures for tbe job were $75,124. This will make tbe oost per 50 ft. lot a little less than $45. The second lowest bid was by tbe T. J. Sayler Construction Co., wbiob was about one thousand dol lars higher tban tbe Denver tirtu. Tbe remaining bids ranged up to as high as $87,000. Lamar is now fortunately well through the pitfalls of tbe legal tangles necessary in gettiug such a proposition started and can feel as sured th#t the work will be rapidly pushed. The needs of such an irn provement are becoming more ap parent every day, and tbe letting of tbe contract will be good news for all our citizens. With this big improvement under way and progress being made on tbe securing of a splendid water supply Lamar is preparing for tbe biggest boom in her history. Judge Hunter's Mother Burned. The news of tbe burning to death of Mrs. D. F. Hunter, mother of Judge Henry Hunter of this city was received here today and caused general regret among bis friends. Judge Hunter was at bis parental home at Rye, on a visit when tbe house burned. He is remaining there until after tbe funeral which takes place this afternoon. A dis patch tells the following story of tbe accident. Rye, Colo., Wednesday —Rushing into the house although it was en veloped in flames, supposedly to save some family relic or valuables, Mrs. D. F. Hunter, an aged pioneer residing a few miles south of Rye, was yesterday burned to death and the house iu which she had resided for many years was totally destroy ed. The men folks were in remote parts of the ranoh, and Mrs. Hunter had just returned from atrip to Rye. As she drove into the yard she saw the flames burst forth, and realizing that the house would be destroyed she rushed up stairs, evidently for the purpose of saving some personal belongings. She remained just a little too long and when she attempted to retreat from her perilous position she saw that the flames bad enveloped the stairway. She made her way out on the porch, but being so old was afraid to jump and before assistance could be secured the tlaines had .overcome her. D. F. Hunter, the aged husband and father, is prostrated with grief, and some fear is entertained for his recovery from the shock. Mrs. Hunter was in her seventieth year, having been born in the state of Illinois, in 1838. Nancy Isabella Plant, for that was her maiden name was married to D. F. Hunter in ’53, and had she lived until next Thanks giving they would have celebrated their fifty-fourth anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Hunter came to Col orado in October, ’73, and soon there after located on the eastern slope of the Rockies near Rye. Being among the earliest pioneers in this region they have been closely connected with its development, and widely known and highly respected by a large circle of friends and acquain tances. Six of the twelve children born to Mr. and Mrs. Hunter are left to comfort the aged husband and fath er in his bereavement. Two of the sons Will and Louis R. have been living with their parents on the home ranch. The others are: Judge Henry Hunter, Trinidad; Mrs. Ella Mitchell of Denver, Mis. E. A. Baugh of Pueblo and Mrs. Nell Mooney of Spearfish, S. D. Judge Hunter’s large number of Prowers county fiiends deeply sym pathise with him and bis family in their great affliction. 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. i 3 umar | BROTHERS Druggists and Jewelers LOADING THE ELEPHANTS After the Night Performance of the Big SeUs-Floto Shows There is no greater contrasts in the growth, development and super iority of the modern circus over those of earlier days than to begin and enumerate all the conveniences of today over the discomforts of the past. Among the recent inventions and advancements in the circus business is a system of lighting that is in it self as novel a feature as any circus could offer. This system, called the Sunlight light and invented by W.A. Riddle, of Tampa, Fla., is used only by the Big Sells-Floto Shows —“The Circns Beautiful” as it is called — which comes to Lamar for two per formances Saturday, July 20. These lights make all tbe big tents and the avenue down the midway to the main entrance jnst as light as day But to enumerate all the new and interesting features with the “Circus Beautiful” would be quite a task so tbe summing up is left to tbe news papers that have witnessed the per formance. This wealthy, independent institu tion has no connection with tbe “cir cns trust” and will, of course, give its usual big mile-long open-den street pageant, so dear to all tbe children from oto 60, and the par ade this season is as bright, clean and gorgeous as money can make it. All California was delighted with this Oriental street display, and it served to convince many skeptics that the management had a good program waiting for them in the big tents. The Pasadena News says: “The jungle is certainly well rep resented iq Pasadena today, and the long parade of the Sells Floto shows was given a rousing welcome as it 20 YEARS AGO Notes from The Lamar Register of July 16, 1887 A beer garden is one of the new amusement resorts about Lamar. Free backs will be run to and from the grove. Mr. Coursen has sold hia interest in the Sparks to his partner, Mrs. Metcalf, and that lady will in the fninre be editor and manager. Ben Daniels has been appointed city marshal during tbe absence of Marshal Talbert. He will make a good officer, having had plenty ot experience. 3rFZCZa.iI 2TEUT3PJLI»Ha OY PliO'jn-ERS COVITTY LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JULY 17. 1907. went by. The Sella-Floto people al ways bring e lot of animals with them and this time they brought seven cages more than usual. Every body congregated on the downtown streets to see the parade. As the notes of the calliope burst upon tbe air in boisterous harmony everybody pressed closer to the enrb line and many stood right out in - the street. The noontide parade is always ad ▼ertised and put where it will do the most good. It’s those tantaliz ing closed cages following bo myste riously along after the open ones that do tbe work. Yoa can stand it te go without seeing what you know you are going to see, but it’s just what yon don’t know about that haunts and teases and tickles your brain until you no more could keep from going than you could from opening a Christmas present tbe night before it arrives. It’s those closed cases that do the work. “The circns spread tbe white wings of its great tents down on Oaks avenue and all day the crowds have tilled the show grounds. “People used to beg, borrow or steal a baby or a little tot to take to the circus. They don’t have to do that any more, because it’s quite the thing to go to the circns. Ring parties are all the more fan when they are made up of fashionable grown-nps and tbe grand stand of fers qnite as much to interest and entertain as goes on in the ring. Only human animals on parade are more amusing than any trained ani mal that ever came down the pike. If you don’t believe it go to the circns at 8 o’clock tonight and see for yoarself.” It was rumored on the streets this week that W. B Masterson would soon take a hand in editorial work iu Lamar. Bat is an educated man and a fine writer but a little caustic, very much so iu fact. The First National Bank of La mar opened for business Monday morning and are temporarily occu pying A. D. Rawlings office. The officers of the bank are J. 8. Sprin ger, president; J. H. Holmes, vice president; T. H. Cecil, cashier; E. L. Koen, assistant cashier. The direc tors are A. D. Rawlings, M. D. Par menter, J. J. Munger, J. H. Holmes, E. L. Koen, J. S. Springer, Frank Exline, T. H. Cecil. REUNION? O F Bargain Buyers at TKe Golden Rule Store .Circus Day, July 20 1000 yards Calico, today per yd, Boys Pants, per pair, for only |sq Mens Socks per pair for only 4c Mens Pants per pair for only Qsq Childs Handkerchiefs each, for only 2c Toilet Paper, large size, per roll 4c Ladies Handk. hemstitched, each 3c Scrub Brushes, each for only 4c Mens “ “ large size, 4c Tin Cups, retinned, each only 4c Huck Towels, bleached, each, only 0C Tin Basins each 4c 100 Carpet Samples, bound, each 39c Match Safes, colored, each only 3c SEE OUR WINDOWS The Golden Rule Store Zjjy ’ f A POINTER isn’t necessary for an old sportsman. He knows without askiug where to locate game, when to go for it and what kind of a dog to take along. He also knows bin hunting trip wont pan out if he hasn’t the right kind of GUN AND AMMUNITION We are happy to say he buys of us. He gets the best made and no fancy price asked. That’s why, when be retorriH. his bag is full of game. R.M.ZEIGLER&CO Who’s Your Grocer? HUNT BROTHERS. THE PURE FOOD STORX Hunt Brothers. I A trial will convince Leading Cash Grocer. OtheTS that thlS IS SL Successor to Franz Bros. phone Lemur 6 good place to buy their [lamar., Colorado eatables 8 Pages NUHIII 6.