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VOLUME XXII. SEVENTH ANNUAL FAIR Prowers County Fair Association Is Maklnsc Big Preparations for the Last Week In August. The next big attraction in Lamar will be the county fair on August 27 to 30tb, and all indications now point to the biggest time in the history of the town. The enterpri sing merchants of Lamar have raised the necessary funds to double all the preminms for exhibits, and as these had already been made of respectable size by the association, they should now attraot large and tine exhibits in all lines. The program for the publio enter tainment while not yet completed is being made unusually attractive, and will give especial attention to the local people, as more raoes and bet ter purses than usual will be given to Prowers and Bent county horses. The program of other sports and amusements will be much larger than heretofore. Several fair boosters will start through the country this week to distribute the premium list and ad vertise the fair. "Going Some." A tramp has beaten all known reoords by swimming twenty seven miles in thirty minutes. He did not intend to do it. He merely tried to ateal a ride from Dodge City to La Junta on the rear of a locomotive tender. When the train started up ha fell over backward, through the open manhole, into the water tank. Noiae of the train drowned his cries for help and ha was obliged to swim until the first stop was reached. When taken out he was nearly dead, but the engineer was so unfeeling as to call his attention to the fact that the water was only four feet deep and he might have stood up. The conductor, also unfeeling, asked him for hia ticket, but the tramp said he did not oome by rail, but by water. —La Junta Tribune. Sizing Up Lindsey. Gov. Buohtel of Colorado came forward today in vigorous defense of his state. In a signed interwiew given to the lteoord Herald, Gov. Buohtel re plied to some of the criticisms recent ly leveled at Colorado by Judge Lindsey. In reply to written ques tions as to Judge Lindsey’s charges that Colorado is the most oorrupt state in the Union, politically rotten and growing worse, Gov. Buohtel aaid in part: “In Colorado, Judge Lindsey oould not seoure the publioatiou of these malioious criticisms of Colo rado and her people. There is not one ayliable of truth in these wild assertions of the juvinile judge. “You can understand the animus of Judge Lindsey’s assault when you recall the fact that Lindsey is a disappointed candidate for Governor of Colorado. His vote was a bitter disappointment to him. Judge Lindsey is not taken seriously by the sober intelligence of Colorado. I find the strong lawyers are now discounting him as juvenile judge because he is so erratic, so emotional and so willing to traduce the whole population of a great state to gratify insatiate longing to be in the lime light. “We have all petted him and oalled him a great man until we have made him so vain that one can scarcely stay in the same township with him. You oould pass a month in Denver now and not find out that Judge Lindsey lived there. “The fact is that the people of Colorado are fine people —good as the people of the older states of the Union. They have unusual inde pendence. They vote as they like and oannot be influenced to do any thing that does not appeal to them as wise and right. They are build ing schools everywhere. “I would rather live in Colorado than in any other spot on the planet and expect to live all my days in that wonderful state, with those fine people. I do not think Colorado has a national reputation for politi cal oon option. I find people every where willing to believe what I am saying about the intelligence and moral sanity of our people ” The Lamar Register DO YOU NEED PAINT? SSSSBSgsSsSß^■—sgg— r 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. I phoiie » 18 jjjj[I MCLEAN BROTHERS [ Druggists and Jewelarc | I Farmers' Institute. A aeries of Farmers’ institutes will begin on July 23d at Hedalia, Colo., and end at Amity, August 7th. Meet ings will be held at most of the larg er towns in the Arkansas Valley. Dr. Geo. H. Glover, of the Colorado Agricultural College, will have charge of the meetings and will be assisted by Prof. George IS. Morton, Miss Maragret Frink, Philo K. Blinn and others. At Amity, speoial pre parations have been made for a great meeting; local talent will occupy fully one half of the program. It ia true that three things are necessary for a successful Farmers’ institute— a good program, a good dinner, and good advertising. In this connec tion, we must add that the program should not consist entirely of speak ers from the Agricultural College; there should be an equal number of i local speakers on the program, and the meeting should partake largely of the nature of a discussion. The institute workers are trying in every way to disoourage the fallacy whioh seems to exist generally that the workers from the Agricultural Col lege are to appear as orators and teach the farmers how to do things. The sooner the farmers oome to the conclusion that the college lecturers are simply there to exobange ideas and to receive as well as to impart and that at least one-half of the program should depend upon them, the better it will be for the auocess of the Farmers’ institute. They will 1 be at Lamar August sth. Haywood Verdict. ____ i The jury in Boise has spoken and 1 Haywood is free. This will prob ably prove as satisfactory to the i publio as any verdict that oould be rendered. No one would want a comprised verdict where suoh hein ous orimes were charged, and yet most people are loathe to hang a man with no direct testimony except that of such a confederate as Or chard. It removes every possible doubt as to the fairness of the court that has tried Haywood, as even his own attorneys admit they got some of the best of the rulings and instructions of the court. The fact remains though that the majority of the people in the section where the Western Federation has operated believe Orchard’s confes i sion and the defense has been un | able to shake that statement in the ( least. That the defendant and his attorneys only hoped for a hung jury was so well known that even their organ, the Kooky News, admit ted it, and it is an old saying that “a guilty conscience needs no ac ouser.” The publio will watoh the future proceedings in Idaho with interest, as the long list of terrible crimes 1 that have been committed by this ' organization will not be expiated by • the hanging of Orchard and Adams, - the tools. Haywood is free and can . not be tried again unless Colorado can bring some of his other orimes home to him, but it may be possible 1 to oonviot Pettibone or Simpkins yet ia Idaho. 3PPisxz.n waarariPsa op Pieo-jnsus covsrrr LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JULY 31. 1907. INTERURBAN RAILROAD The Work of Survey Inst Read Is Pro gression Rapidly end Will Soon Be Completed. A large corps of engineers is now in the field surveying the line for the Pueblo, Canon City and La J un ta Railway, whioh will be run on down the valley through Las Ani mas, Lamar, Granada and Holly. It will take several weeks to complete the surveys and then the work of oonstruotion will begin at once. This line will furnish a oheap and convenient method of travel between the valley towns and be the greatest possible boon to our oitizens. The Railroad Commission Case. We very greatly regret that the deoision rendered by Judge Whit ford in the railroad commission case is against the constitutionality of the act nnder whioh the commission was appointed. But this being his de oision, it becomes the duty of the attorney general to take an appeal to the supreme court as soon as possible. We hope that when the matter reaches the supreme court that tri bunal will recognize the importance of the issues involved and render its decision at an early date. The question is one of great interest to the people, and if at last it shall be held that the commission has no legal existence or power to act, it should be known as soon as practi cable so that the legislature may take whatever steps may be neces sary to provide a law which would stand the test of judioial inquiry and enable the people to exercise that authority over the railroads which in some form they undoubtedly possess. Should the railroads succeed in their opposition to the present en actment, they would gain thereby but a barren victory; for no one de nies that the power to regulate rail roads exists in the state, aud that it is a mere question of framing a con stitutional enaotment. If the su preme court holds the present law to be unconstitutional, its deoision will be a guide to the legislature in draft ing a new law which will stand every teat to which it may be subjected. The act which the railroads are opposing is by no means drastic or oppressive, and these corporations could comply with it without diffi culty. By their opposition they have antagonized the people in an effort to exercise authority which undoubtedly exists in the state, and they will have themselves to blame if by pursuing this course they stir up a spirit of antagonism beyond their power to withstand.—Denver Republican. Senator Pettus of Alabama died last Saturday at the advanced age of 86. He and his iateoolleagne, Sena tor Morgan, were the oldest mem bers of the senate, the latter being 83, and both have died in the few weeks since congress adjourned. On aocount of their advanced age the democratic primaries last year elect ed proxies for them and these men will now get the jobs, although at the time their honors were regarded M a joke. THE GOLDEN RULE STORE 1 Other Sanitary BBL!/ R In Purposes P Wuf • All Secure Meritas iHlv Different Oil Cloth Shades The Golden Rule Store The W.M. Dickinson Lumber Co. SILVER BROS. Yellow and White Pine Finish GROCERIES Sash, Doors! and Mouldings Lime, Cement and Brick bast side main st. ’phonb no. bs rod A POINTER isn’t necessary for an old sportsman. He knows withoat 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 kiud of GUN AND AMMUNITION We are happy to say he buys of us. He gets the best made and no fanoy price asked. That’s why, when he returns, his bag is full of game. R.M.ZEIGLER&CO Who’s Your Grocer? HUNT BROTHERS. THE PURE FOOD STORJE Hunt Brothers. A trial wi,i eoQvince Leading Cash Grocers OtheFS that this U a Successor to Franz Bros. Phone Lamar 6 good place to buy their LAMAR| COLORADO CtlttlblcS 8 Pages mrnn 8.