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VOLUME XXII. Public Schools. The Lamar Public Schools will open on Tuesday, September 3rd with a larger equipment than ever before. Eighteen teaohers have been employed and four additional rooms have been prepared to ac commodate the increasing atten dance. Four grade teachers will oooupy the rooms at the Central School. At the Lincoln School there will be seven teaohers and all the grades. Three grade teaohers will have rooms at the High School building. With the increased facilities the Lamar Schools offer better oppor tunities than ever before. The board of education has been suc cessful in seonring the services of teachers that have already proven their efficiency in the school room, so that their success in almost every instance is already assured. At the Central School the teaoh ers will be as follows: Mrs. Kath erine Smith, Misses Myrtb Marx, Hattie Bailey and Jessie Sammons. The Lincoln Sohool will have as teaohers Mrs. Carrie Robiuson, Misses Mabel Joy, Lucinda Paxton, Rosa Thoman, Edna Mosher, Agnes Fortune and Sara Davis, while Miss es Edna Corbett, May me Mead and Belle Haven will teach grades at the High Sohool building. The teach ers are named in the order in which they teach from the highest grade down. The high school will have the same corps of teaohers as last year, Prof. E. R. Jones being superintend ent of all the schools, Miss Anna Batman, principal of the High Sohool, and Miss Velma Woods and Mr. A. M. Finn, assistants. At the Lincoln Sohool all grades will be taught. There will be five grades at the Central Sohool and three at the High Sohool. This ar rangement will necessitate some grades orossing the railroad. Every effort has been made to avoid this as far possible but it is tound quite impossible when the Lincoln School will accommodate fully twioe as many people as are now on the north side of the tracks, and the rooms on the south side cannot contain the pupils that live on that side. New County Jail. The new jail building is now com pleted and ready to be turned over to the county, and the people of Prowers county can at last congra tulate themselves that they have at least one county building that is up to-date and in keeping with the growth and prosperity of this sec tion. The new building has been pro nounced by experts to be as safe as it is possible to make it, and not only will it be easy to keep prison ers in, but a right minded sheriff can just as easily keep a mob out. It is fitted up with all the modern conveniences for safety and sani tary purposes, and will be a big im provement and saving to the county in handling its prisoners. The building is so arranged that women and juvenile prisoners can be kept entirely separated from the other inmates. It is handsomely and strongly constructed, and the steel work is the best made for the purpose. The floor between the first and second stories is of rein forced cement. This building has for years been one of the greatest needs of Prowers oounty, and it is a good thing that we have a board of commissioners progressive enough to build intelligently and with a view to both the present and future needs of the oounty. A Metropolis and The People. In the city of New York almost all of the widely circulated newspapers, including the purely “yellow” stripe, are in opposition to Rooseyelt and Taft and the polioies whioh they up hold. Taft’s great offense is in fol lowing Roosevelt in denunciation of the vioious corporations and a few individuals. The virus of the he trogeneous multitude called Greater New York extends some way beyond Tammany Hall. Mr. Roosevelt has never been the idol of the Empire state. When he was elected gover nor his majority was surprisingly small at a time, too, when he was the nation’s particular hero by rea The Lamar Register We have the Soon be time best in Drugs, to buy School Jewelry, IPot Of MOItCY FrCC! Water, Ice » vv » * vvt carry the larg- Cream and est and most Cigars. at McLean Brothers select stock in We have a first- ji the county and class Jeweler You are invited to make our store your are always in a Graduate'opti- f Headquarters during the fair week where j can in Lamar y° u can always get the best. Remember we in charge of ; are giving away our Jewelry & \ \ I! keys on the Optical Depart- phone a/in Reliable pot of money ment Lamar 13 Di 05* Druggists Free son of the exploits of his Rough Riders. The Republican machine is at best indifferent to a “machine buster.” Just now what remains of the Harrimau-Odell maohine, for getful of what happened to Platt on a memorable occasion when to get rid of Roosevelt as governor he named him as vioe president, would take Hnghes from Albany and place him in the White House, having the same motive behind it that actuated the “easy boss.” But Governor Hughes was not born yesterday. New York ia not different from other cities having a like position in popnlatiou. London is never with Great Britain. In times gone by when Gladstone was acclaimed the people’s champion his house in Lon don had to be guarded by the police. His political opponent coaid always fall back and feel sure of Loudon town. That city was the hotbed of jingoism. Palis is not France, although many of ns are apt to judge the nation from its superficial and over-oivi lized center. Berlin is seldom a re flection of the Oeruiau empire as a whole and lighthearted Vienna is not Austria. Coming back to New York it is a oity alone. It is receiving over a million of European and Asiatic emi grants every year. Of necessity tbe greater number have to move else where, but New York is tbe distri buting point and the tailings are bound to remain there or there abonts. And New York is the wealth center; and concentrated wealth is exceedingly selfish. The American spirit and Amerioan genius are well removed from Manhattan island. —Denver Republican. Johnson’s Sentence Commuted. Governor Harper last Friday com muted the sentence of Andrew John son, who killed Marshal Fnsbie last December, to imprisonment for life. The Governor in his letter says that Johnson is “brutal, vicious and criminally bad,” and coaid easily be spared by the state, and it is evi dent that the only influence that controlled him in the murderer’s favor was the plea of Mrs. Frisbie, wife of his victim. The great danger in a move of this sort is that it does not stop the work of the sentimentalists aided by tbe sensational dalies, and already they have commenced to try to throw doubts on his having com mitted any crime at all, even going so far as to advocate a parole for him. Johnson would not be free two weeks until be would commit a burglary of some sort, as he has no notion of living by work, and if any one stood in his way he would kill that person. When each characters are brought to trial with sufficient evidence to oovict as in this case, the only safe plan for society in general is to pat them oat of the way, call it judicial murder or what you please. The talk that the government has no right to take a life is the worst sort of sentimental rot If they have no 3i*E ! *rcrx.a.L. xrs -jrsrxpxa ©»* «wwE3aa ccttsttt LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 28. 1907. right to take life they have no right to make war, and therefore no right to exist, as no present day govern ment has been attained through any means but war. Tbe Register would be willing to see capital punishment abolished if at the same time the power of par don in oases of murder in the first degree was taken away from the governors, but as it is today society has no other protection but capital punishment against snob criminals as Johnson. We believe the jury was right, and if Johnson lives to be fifty years of age ho will be free and able to take up again his career of crime. 20 YEARS AGO Notes from The Lamar Register off Aug, 27. 1887 The first watermelon of the season was brought to the Register office by Henry Kolk. Mr. Magill has a paper at Lamar, one at Granada, one at Albany, one at Cimarron, Kansas, and others to be started. Knowing this oar peo ple are wondering which town he will work the hardest. Lamar’s first amateur theatrical troupe was organized. E. L. Koen is the only member still remaining here. J. T. Lawless, from Kinsley, Kan sas, is a new print in the Sparks office. An article on the water works just then building through a typogra phical error stated the water was “pore, abundant and oheap.” The error was the nearest correct portion of the article. John L. Sullivan, dead square man and fighter, in passing through St. Louis the other day dropped a wise remark touching lighting for money without a view to either prin ciple or glory. “In my day,” be said, “the best man won, and all the other fellow got was a good wallop ing. The way they have it now, a man makes money by getting licked, the way they have the purse cut up and the receipts divided. It looks to me like such things as that would demoralize any game.” They do. And they are demoralizing other things than prize fighting. When a man calculates upon becoming the candidate of a once great party for no other than advertising purposes, it is made very plain to us how fast the demoralizing example of the prize ring is spreading. Next year the Democratic colors will be worn in the ring by a man who has lost in them twice, and who knows now that he can not win, but who is sure he will be a great financial gainer, win or lose. But, as the dead square fighter of old has expressed it, such games are demoralizing whether they be played in prize fighting or in politics. —Globe-Democrat. $20,009 just received for farm loans No delays. L. Wutx Mambam. THE GOLDEN RULE STORE I 57c on the The M. G. Kobey Stock of Denver’s | Dollar! 57 cents on the Dollar. at the The Golden Rule Store prop'^ The W J.Dickinson Lumber Co. SILVER BROS. f Yellow and White Pine Finish Bash, Doorsland Mouldings GROCERIES Lime, Cement and Brick bast side main st. ’phonb no. ss rbd / W v \ VI AROUND THE WORLD wonld not be too long a trip for a set of tires like we famish. IN REPAIR WORK we use parts 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 our reeponsibility when a high prioed car is entrusted to our care. The \%mia Autoaobik 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. i Everything Fresh Hunt Brothers. r Leading Cash Grocers * U*C Successor to Fronr Bros. ' and Phone Lamar 6 [ Clean lamar, Colorado 8 Pages NUMBER 12.