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The Killing at Clayton.
We publish the following com
munication from W. J Mi l Lap to
explain his unfortunate atTair, al
though he wus misinformed as to
the Register having published any
version of the atTair:
Olajton, N. M., Sept. 13, ’O7.
In your issue of the 1 ltb inst.,
you made what is purported to have
been a correct report of the killing
of one R. J. Steele ot this place.
The report as published by you, is
entirely incorrect. In the first place
there was no woman mixed up in the
affair, and version concerning the
actual killing is wrong.
The circumstances of the killiug
are as follows: Mr. Millsap, who is
well known in this community, was
indebted to R. J. Steele in the
neighborhood of SSOO and promised
on the day the killiug took place to
adjust the matter the following day.
It seems that at first Steele acquiosed
in this, but late that night, he met
Mr. Millsap and demanded payment
of the amount due at once; Millsap
told him that he would pay the next
day; that Steele insisted on payment
then and there; that finally Steele
suggested that they take a walk aud
talk the matter over, which Millsap
consented to do. When they got
up about 50 yards from the busmens
part of the Maiu street, close to a
livery stable, Steele, using some very
vulgar and profane language, told
Millsap that he would have to pay
the amount due then and there or
he, Steele, would kill him. Millsap
remonstrated and reiterated his pre
vious statement that he would pay
him the next day, thereupon, Steele
pointed his guu at Millsap and said
“you will pay me now or I will kill
you” and “I will kill you anyhow.”
Millsap seeing the guu pointed at
his stomach, knocked it down with
his hand, and the shot that was then
tired by Steele, went through the
calf of the right leg of Mr. Millsap.
Steele fired again but he missed Mill
sap, aud then Millsap tried to draw
his gun, whioh hung for a moment
in his hip pocket. Finally Millsap
succeeded in getting his guu aud
tired at Steele six times, aud one of
these shots took effect in Steele’s
head and caused his death. Millsap
then walked to his residence, some
hundred yards away, and awaited
the arrival of the otfioers, and upon
their arrival, he surrendered himself
At the coroner’s inquest, held on
the day following the killiug, a
number of witnesses testified. There
was no eye witness to the killing, but
all the witnesses agreed that Steele
had followed up and threatened Mr.
Millsap, and one witness, who was at
the camp house of the livery stable
in question, and within ten feet of
the plaoe where the killing occurred,
testified that he overhead all of the
conversation when the two parties
were discussing the affair just prior
to the shooting, and that Steele had
told Millsap that unless he paid the
amount due at once, he, Steele,
would kill Millsap; that Millsap
promised to pay the next day, but
Steele again repeated that unless
payment was made then and there,
he would kill Millsap, and then
stated that “I’ll kill you right
now,” that Millsap said “don’t Bob,
don’t” and then two shots were fired
in rapid succession, then 5 or 0 more.
This is substantially the version of
the affair, and in justice to all con
cerned, I hereby request that you
publish this statement in your paper.
Yours very truly,
W. J. Millsap.
Won't Have To Eat In Kansas.
A Clay Center girl was operated
on for appendicitis a few days ago
and the surgeon found that an
orange seed had sprouted and taken
root in her appendix. You can’t
even tell what a Kansan may do and
someday they may go to raising mel
ons, cucumbers and oranges in their
internals and not have to depend up
on the markets for suoh things.-Ex.
On The Market Now.
Howard, says the Courant, has a
girl who was always considered a
“peach.” She was married not long
ago and now her husband has “oan
yid” bar through the divorce courts.
The Lamar Register
| How are your Eyes
Do You Need Glasses?
If so why patronize
Quacks and Traveling Fakers?
We have the only graduate Optician in Lamar in charge of our Optical Department and
we guarantee to give you perfect satisfaction and lower prices than the the faker or
self termed Optician would charge you. We also carry the newest and best line of
it Lowest Prices {McLean Bros.!
Fine Repair Work our Specialty TEe old Reliable Druggists, Stationers & Jewelers DIODOy. Bring ID yOUT keys
Easy Money.
Grand Jnaction frait growers are
inclined to be joyona over the fact
that 45 cars of pears have returned
to them about $60,000. Evidently
somebocy has the price to pay this
year, although to most people they
are “forbidden fruit.” —Colorado
Springs Telegraph.
It is enough to m&ke a poker play
er turn greeu with envy to learn
that the farmers are making fortunes
out of “pears.”
Albert Travis Violates His Contract
Despite of the fact that Albert M.
Travis contracted with the canta
loupe growers at thia point to ad
vance 60 cents on every orate of
melons delivered to bis platform in
Granada during this season. Mr.
Peterson, their agent at this place,
was wired Tuesday not to ship any
more melsons, as they were arriving
in bad order.
Mr. Peterson left some time the
next night, driving to Holly and
taking the train from that point,leav
ing a large number of cantaloupe
receipts unsettled for.
We don’t know just what recourse
the growers will have, but it is
thought that they will be able to
collect damages. It is not likely
that the Travis people will secure
many contracts hereabouts another
The melon growers who contract
ed their melons with Travis will now
try to market the remainder of their
crops through the association and
are already shipping, the great draw
back being that they aie out of
crates at present. —Granada Times.
Holly Notes.
The athletic association met and
elected Maurice Reynolds oaptain of
the baseball team and C. I. Collins
manager. Look out for some swift
games in the near future.
The family of W. F. Tarbox
moved to Swink this week, where
Mr. Tarbox has the position of Mgr.
of the Holly Sugar company’s Swink
Ammann & Hoisington opened
their meat market in the old Simp
sou building this week. The boys
bear an excellent reputation in La
mar and we know oar people wiil
treat them right.
The shipments of cantaloupes from
the valley last Saturday amounted to
exactly 69 oars, over 20 of which
came from the district along this end
of the Holly & Swink railway. The
frait crop being poor this year makes
a heavy demand for this luscious
fruit from the Arkansas valley and
the prices are holding steady.
Holly Chieftain.
May Valley Items
John W. Davis made a short busi
ness visit to Monte Vista last week.
Billy Ellerman has rented and
moved to the farm reoently owned
by Fred Schultz.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Nicholson are
again at home after a month’s visit
near Spring Hill, Kanaaa
srpisixij irzurapxpza ot pwouters ootrarnr
Isreal Heath departed for Indiana
last Sunday where he goes to attend
college at Moore’s Hill.
Mint and Robert Snyder have the
pleasure of a visit of their mother
from near Nevada, Mo. She ex
pects to remain for several weeks.
Charley Kornman has had a large
foroe grading the roads m the seep
lands north and west from the beet
Ves Swadley ia building a four
room dwelling house aud making
many other improvements on his
olaim near the Queen reservoir.
The hail of the first of last week
cat the melon aud cantaloupe crop
ahort, the injury causing rot, the
season of their enjoyment by us has
been brief—too brief.
Several members of onr Sunday
School accepted the invitation to at
tend a picnio at the Kiowa Valley
Sunday School at the Nenoshee
reservoir last Thursday. Au excell
ent program was rendered.
Messrs. Davis A Pollard have the
plana and will begin the construct
ion of a SISOO dwelling house for
Geo. A. Bishop on the farm across
the road from the one he is now
living on as soon as the material can
be hauled onto the ground.
I have been telling yon that Prow
ers county would soon be one of the
leading counties iu the production of
draft horses aud mules. Those en
tered at the fair proved it. Jnst
think 1500 pound two year olds,
1200 pound yearlings and suckling
colts correspondingly large every
one with good color and aotion most
Some of the highly satisfactory
yields threshed by L. B. Barnard A
Son, was 33 bushel of wheat per
acre for the Heath boys on the W.
A. Leonard farm. 47 bnsbel of
speltz was the average oui a large
acreage. Jason and Roy James
yield of speltz was 45 bushel per
acre. Oats have been very disap
pointing iu every stackyard.
Notes from The Lamar Register of
Sept. 24, 1987
The principal amnaement for next
Sunday will be a badger fight.
S. H. Coxbead has purchased lot
10 in block 28 and will build a home
It is not necessary to lie about
Lamar in advertising. The town
speaks for itself in a convinaing
Charlie Rosa says be is going to
make a daily ont of the Advooate
and if he makes no money he will
have lots of fun.
F. H. Rosaorana A Co., dealers in
shelf and heavy hardware, have
opened oat their stock this week in
the new brick block.
A half dozen new papers have
been started in southeastern Bent
and Las Animas counties the past
month and we hear of more going to
We Keep All Kinds of
at Popular Prices
The Golden Rule Store £^££7
Opposite Davies Hotel
3 •
• •
• We have leased the room in the State Bank Block now occupied by C. L. Margrave, and we 8
• will sell for the next thirty days all our 8
:Jewelry, Silverware, Watches, Clocks and Chinaware at Greatly Reduced Prices!
8 Everything in stock has been cut in prices so as to save moving and make room for our la rge *
8 Holiday Stock to be opened in the new store. •
! H. GERSTENLAUER. Jeweler St Optician 5
wonld not be too long a trip for a
set of tires like we furnish.
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
responsibility when a high priced
oar ia entrusted to our care.
The l JMar Automobile Co.
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.
Fresh Hunt Brothers.
q Leading Cash Grocers
* Successor to Franz Bros.
and PhoneJLamor 6
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