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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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