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VOLUME XXII. 'CHEROKEE BILL’ IS RELEASED FROM PRISON One-Time Notorious Outlaw Betarns to Scene of His Crimes “Cherokee Bill,” whose correct name is William Smith, a one-time notorious ontlaw in southern Colo rado, has just been released from the Fort Leavenworth prison and has returned to the scene of his early adventures. Cherokee Bill served four years for the robbery of a post office at Carlton, Colo., which is a •mall city near Lamar. The rob bery ooourred in 1002 and the men also had planned to rob a Santa Fe express train, but a heavy snow ■torm forced them to abandon the plot. For several weeks following the robbery Smith was a fugitive in the canons about Raton mountain and managed to exist by killing cattle and cooking the meat in a cave, to avoid the smoke revealing his where abouts. He is now 50 years of age but appears much younger. He vows that he has reformed and is now looking for work. A Good Map. Frank Kreybill, secretary of the Fort Lyon Canal Co., is having a map printed of Otero, Bent and Prowers counties, showing all canals and laterals, reservoirs and reser voir sites, railroads, location of sugar factories, New Fort Lyon and other things that might interest parties desiring of investing iu land or making their homes in Arkansas ▼alley. It is also a map of general information and should be in the offioe of every business man and the home of every farmer. On the map is printed the follow ing information concerning our canals and reservoirs: "Compliments of the Fort Lyon Ganal Co. The largest Irrigation Bystem in Colorado. Total miles of Canals, 180. "Main canal 113 miles. Capaoity 1,800 cubic feet per second. "Reservoir canal from Arkansas river 43 miles. Capaoity 800 cubic feet per second. "Intake oanal from Horse creek miles. Capacity 3,000 cubio feet per second. "Intake canal from Adobe creek 5 miles. Capacity 40,000 cubic feet per seoond. "Number of lateral headgates and ditches 280. "Miles of lateral ditches 867. "Capaoity of Adobe creek reser voir 61,575 acre feet. "Capacity of Horse creek mreser voir 26,500 acre feet. "Capaoity of Thurston reservoir 8,000 acre feet. "Share of capaoity in Queen reser voir 5,433 aore feet. "Number of acres under Fort Lyon Canal 150,000. "Number of acres irrigated under Fort Lyon canal 70,000.” —Bent County Democrat. Knobs O' Tennessee. The W. L Swain Knobs O’ Ten nessee show will appear here Friday, August 23. This company offers something entirely new in the amusement line, in Hal Reid’s latest and greatest play, "The Knob’s O’ Tennessee,” which is based on the life of the moonshiners and their sympathizers living in the foot hills and mountains of Tennessee. Amid these mountains, which are noted for their beautiful scenery and quaint mountaineer folks, Mr. Reid has woven a beautiful story full of oomedy and wonderful dramatic oli maxes, throughout whioh runs a beautiful southern love story, told as only Mrs. Reid can tell one. Hal Reid’s many successful plays, among whioh are "Human Hearts,” "The Night Before Christmas,” and "Ro anoke,” have won for him a place in the hearts of the American amuse ment loving public, whioh guaran tees "The Knobs O’ Tennessee” his latest and greatest play, a hearty welcome where ever it appears. The newspapers of the various cities wheie they . have appeared thoughout the state, speak very highly of the Swain show, and from what they say Mr. Swain has a good show this year. The Swain com The Lamar Register We have the Soon be time best in Drugs, to buy School Pot of Money Free! Ks'r Water, Ice :■ I! carry the larg- Creamand :: est and most Cigars. at McLean Brothers select stock in We have a first- the county and class Jeweler You are invited to make our store your are always in a Headquarters during the fair week where position to save Graduate Opti- J f you money. can in Lamar you can always get the best. Remember we in charge of j; 1j are giving away our Jewelry & «; ;; keys on the Optical Depart- phone M V A/lft Reliable pot of money ment I Lamar 13 I I DI VO* i: Free PROWERS COUNTY FAIR Next Week the Great Event of the Year in Lamar and Prowers County SEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING Preparations Have Been Made on An Elaborate Scale to Entertain All Visitors. Fine Exhibits, Splendid Program of Sports and Other Amusements Next week at the beautiful natural grounds of the Prowers County Fair Association will be held the Seventh Annual Fair, aud there promises to be bigger interest than ever in the event this season. The executive committee this year is oomposed of a number of the most progressive young business men of the town, and they have entered into the work with a will and have provided many new at tractions for the week. The business men of Lamar set the pace several months ago by raising a special fund to double every premium in the list after it had been published, and this ex ample has been followed by the ex ecutive iu all the arrangements. No expense will be spared to make this the best fair ever held in the valley. Anew feat are of espeoial attrac tion to most of our people will be the baseball tournament. A large purse has been appropriated, and a number of the strongest teams of the valley will be contestants. The racing purses this year will be muoh larger than usual and' in addition to the ouatomary fine card of races there will be a cowboy re lay race eaoh day of the fair and a series of wild west exhibitions by ex perts in that line. Thursday, August 29th, will be the biggest day of the fair, aud on that date the railroads will ran special exoarsion trains to Lamar at very cheap rates from all sections of the county and valley. The following rates have been an nounced by the Arkansas Valley Ry. for the Prowers County Fair on Aug. 20th and 30th: McClave to Lamar and return, 75c. Keesee do 60c. Wiley do 45c. Sugardale do 350. Kornman do 200. pauy travel iu their own private oars and carry all the oostumes, scenery, horses, wagons and buggies neces sary for the proper presentation of this play, and the entire ahow is presented in a big water proof tent specially oonstrnoted for this show. A Peculiar Testimony. A revival meeting was in progress and Sister Jones was oalled upon for testimony. Being meek and ham ble she said: "I do not feel as though I should stand here aud give testimony. I have been a trans gressor for a good many yeaia, and otfisixl or covmtt LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 21. 1907. The exbibits give every promise of being the best ever shown in this section in most every line, and the doubling of the premiums has in duced many to exhibit who have hitherto failed in this line. Many other attractions have been arranged both at the fair grounds and by the oitizens in town for the evenings, and there will be no end to the amusements going on here daring the entire week. "Something Doing all The Time” is the motto of the fair association and it will be literally carried out iu Lamar next week. The officers of the association this year are as follows: Officers —C. C. Huddleston, Presi dent; John R. Pearson, Vice-Presi dent; C. R. Strain, Treasurer; Chas. Maxwell, Secretary; F. H. Rosacrans, Asst. Secretary. Executive Com mittee —D. L. Silver, Fred Kelsey, Ray Adams, John O’Malley, L. E. Butler, J. V. Sayler, R. R. Shaub. Superintendent of Track —A. N. Parrish. Supt. of Grounds and Baildings—John R. Pearson. Snpt. of Polios —Gerald Oreaghe. Gen. Supt. of Exhibits—Geo. A. Watson. Asst. Snpt. of Exhibits—E. M. klears. Superintendents—Farm and Gar den Produots, Geo. A. Watson; Horti culture, John O. Stream; Kitchen and Pautrj Stores and Dairy Pro ducts, Mrs. G. S. Blosser; Fine Arts and Textile Fabrics, Mrs. D. L. Silver, Miss May belle Mears, Asst; Public School Exhibit, G. G. Smeltz; Plants and Flowers, Mrs. H. B. Manville; Poultry and Pet Stock, Preston Brookshire; Swine, Geo. D. Cole; Sheep, Ed. R. Gorman; Cattle, J. L. May held; Horses and Mules, Elmer E. Bressler; Apiary, J. H. Wing; Products of Merchants and Manufacturers, Fred Kelsey. I have only recently seen light. I believe that my place is in a dark corner, behind the door.” Brother Smith was next called upon for tes timony, and following the example set by Sister Jones, said: "I too have been a sinner for more than forty years, and I do not think that it would be fitting for me to stand before this assembly as a model. I think my place is behind the door in a dark corner with Sister Jones.” And he wondered why the meeting waa convulsed with laughter of those who oame to pray.—Ex. THE GOLDEN RULE STORE I 57c on the The M. G. Kobey Stock of Denver’s I Dollar! 57 cents on the Dollar. at the The Golden Rule Store TheW.M.DickinsonLumberCo. SILVER BROS. v " nd Wh e Pine F h GROCERIES Sash, Doorsland Mouldings Lime, Cement and Brick BABT B,DE MA,N BT ‘ PHONB NO * 5 * " BD AROUND THE WORLD would not be too long a trip for a set of tires like we furnish. DM REPAIR WORK we use part* only that we know from experience will do the work re quired. We give conscientious at tention to every detail no matter how small the job. We fully realize onr responsibility when a high priced car is entrusted to our care. The Lunar Antamobile Co. HUNT BROTHERS. way of doing business pleases the people. We have no patent on it, neither is it a secret, just on the square twelve months in the year and that’s what counts for most in the end. Everything Fresh Hunt Brothers. P Leading Cash Grocers Successor to Franz Bros. and Phone Lamar 6 Clean lamar, Colorado 8 Pages NUIBBB 11.