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VOLUME XXII. Baca County Killing. Springfield, Colo , Jan. 13,-Walter Hendrioks, aged 10, was arrested this afternoon by Sheriff McFarland and ie in jail on the charge of killing Da rid Lowery in a running fight yes terday afternoon, 40 miles west of here. According to Hendriota story, he and Fred Hunt, aged 16, were pass ing Lowery's house, when Lowery roahed oat and informed them that they had better leave and Hendricks says that before they were aware of what was wrong, Lowery shot aud wounded Hunt. Thinking that Lowery was about to renew the attack, Hendricks says he tired, and, he thought, only wounded the ranchman. Hendricks harried to the Murray raooh, sent assistance to Hunt and eatue to Springfield for a physician and the sheriff. Sheriff McFarland went to Lowery's home and found him dead. He returned and today arrested Hendrioka. Lowery is said to hare been a "bad man” and no explanation ha 9 been found for at tacking the lada. Hunt was taken to the La J unta hospital tonight. Although weak ened from the loss of blood aud suff ering from exposure, it is believed that he has a chanoe for recovery. The cause for the attack on the boy is unexplained, unless it wan oc easioned by Lowery’s anger toward the lad'e father, who several weeks ago, while passing Lowery’s bouse, threw an axe at a dog which ran out and barked at him. Rounded Up. John Luke, familiarly known in the old oattle days of western Kansas and eastern Colorado as "Dutch John” died at his home near Lamar last week, the result of a runaway acci dent. He belonged to the era of the oattle barons, and the genuine oowboys, a class of men who are j rapidly passing away to the great beyond or who There turned their ( liras into other obannels, than the lonley night vigils with restless herds or braving the dangers of stampedes and the toils and hardships of the range. Few of these men are left, and with their passing, comes an end to a picturesque and distinctive olass. "Dutch John” claimed that he earns from Texas with the first herd of oattle brought into the Arkansas ▼alley of Colorado, and from that time until the settler pre-empted the land, he followed the range making his headquarters near old Granada. He was part and parcel of the life of the frontier at a time when the gun alone was the law of the land, and might was right. Under these conditions he developed a self-reliant aggressive nature, ready at all times to defend his rights to the death, yet quiok to forget an injury. Like most of these men, deprived of the society of women, when he did come in con tact with them he was chivalrous •1 ways and one of bis greatest de lights was to be permitted to oare for some little child, and to carry it from place to plaoe, not always to the peace of mind of the mother, who perhaps feared the man dressed in the garb of the cow oamp and look ing like a walking arsenal. Caught in the spirit of the times, surrounded by an atmosphere of all manner of excesses, his character prehaps, suffered, but the writer of this knows that bis rough exterior covered a generous heart, and that his friendship was valuable on more thap one ocoasion.—Garden City Herald. Good Cheer Which 1908 Offers Although less than half of the first month of the year has expired, 1008 is telling a decidedly pleasing tale to the business world, especially to that of the United States. For the first time in several months the Associated Banks of New York re port a surplus. The margin above legal requirements in their reserves was $6,000,000 on Saturday, which Will undoubtedly be much more than doubled before the present week ends A few weeks ago there was a de fioit in those banks of $53,000,000. All this is good news for the A merioan people. It is especially pleasing news to the Republican party leaders throughout the nation. The Republicans in Congress will And their work simplified by the im provement m conditions. A milder The Lamar Register measure of reform than otherwise would bs demanded will now be ac -1 ceptable to the country, as an iuitial step in strengthening our whole cur rency system. The Aldrish bill will win new favor through the business recovery which is showing itself on all hands. The president is an ad vooate of the bill, and will use his infiuence not only to push it through the Senate, but to give it a majority io the House! It is reported that Speaker Cannon favors the Aldrich measure, and this will help it in bis ohambsr. This morning when Congress starts to work it will find that the business skies have brightened to an unexpected degree eiuce the close of its holiday recess last Monday. This improvement has a politioal bearing which the dominant party in the gov ernment will grasp. The prospect of an empty tree.sury and an empty dinner pail, whioh presented itself daring the scare a few weeks ago, was a blow to Republican prestige, and would, if it continued, injure Republican chances in the oampaign just ahead of ns. This peril baa vanished. Money is again plen tiful in New York and all the other business centers. The premium on currency has disappeared all over the country. Clearing bouse certificates are being tetired everywhere. In the past ten days $20,000,000 has been deposited in the New York savings banks. The St. Louis trust comp anies are increasing their rates of in terest to depositors, and in other big cities the tendency is in the same direction. This means that those institutions look for an increase in trade in 1908. Many banks and faotoriee which closed daring the recent disturbance are opening their doors again. This will quiokiy re gister itself by an improvement of the treasury outlook. In the six and a little less than a half months of the fiscal year 1908 whioh have ex pired the government's income has been $11,000,000 less than its outgo, while in the oorroeponding time a year ago the income exceeded the outgo $29,000,000. This change aas beau due to an increase in ex penditures and to a decrease iu re ceipts. The business recovery which is manifesting itself will probably increase the government's revenue, and thus make the next five aud a half months of the fiscal give a bet ter account of themselves than the previous months have done. Repub lican skies will be brightened there - by. When the Chicago Convention meets five months hence to nomin ate President Roosevelt's successor it will see as favorable signs in the politioal firmament as the convention which nominated him four years earlier saw. —Globe Democrat. Publicity For Sugar. An interesting indication of the trend of the times is fonnd in the determination of the Sngar Refining company, popularly known as the trust, to give greater publicity to its affairs. During the life time of Henry O. Havemeyer the sugar trust was con ducted as his personal property. Whatever he choose to tell the pub lic or the stockholders was very little, and was grudgingly given. The result has been that a wide spread feeling of hostility aud dis trust has arisen toward this corpora tion, aud the people have felt that they were being inordinately taxed for the necessities of life. If the new regime shall undertake to make friends with the consumers of its product and become oordial in stead of hostile to them, and treat them with consideration instead of indifference and soorn, it will be very much to the company’s interest. The power of public sentiment, though it may take it a long time to orystalize, is the strongest thing in this country. Not even the Standard Oil oompany cares to stand against it and this great corporation has re cently found it desirable to present its "side of the case” to the public. The fact of the matter is that peo ple on the whole are disposed to be fair and just. They will give every uoncern its due, and are willing at all times to listen to what it has to say in its own defense. Bat it is the attitude of insolent indifference to the people's wishea or wellfare that will not be long tolerated. —Colorado Springs Telegraph. w n t- it a 'jrawjLPaa nr sro covjjtt LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 15. 1008. WE WISH YOU ONE AND ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR! And wish to thank you also for the liberal patronage given us during the past year. The year 1907 has been the banner year with us. Every month has excelled in volume of business any previous month in our 13 years of business in Lamar. We are now about to begin on our J4th year among you and will endeavor more than ever to earn your trade and support by using the money you pay us for the best* goods and best* service we can give, and not* for show. Watch us grow McLEAN BROS. Druggists, Stationers and Jewelers 20 YEARS AGO | Notes from The Lamar Reg later off i dan. 14, 1888 t iMMflltlAfllSISSf SMSttfll John W. Jay whose term of office aa County Clerk would have expired Monday night, died Sunday evening and was buried Tuesday. He had been feeling badly for the past two months bat was at no time consider ed seriously ill, until he took his bed the day before he died. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss. Las Animas, Colo., Jan. 10, 1888 —The building used by Bent County as a court house burned about 1 o'- clock this morning. When the fire was first seen it had made too much progress to be arrested. All the re cords of the ooauty were totally des troyed, consisting of the records of the Connty Clerk, District Clerk, Connty Treasurer, Sheriff and Coun ty Assessor. All that was saved were the centents of the Treasure’s safe, containing some important papers, warrants and schoel orders that bad been paid, from Jan 1 to December 31,1887, and some little money, and also the warrant books contained in the Clerk's safe. None of the county officers knew auytbing of the fire until this morn ing. What seems strange is that the Court House should be destroyed with all its valuable records just on the eve of being tranferred to other hands. There is no doubt in the minds of any one that the fire was the work of an incendiary. To re place these reoords will require sev eral years labor, aud be au enormous expense; indeed, the loss is irrepara ble. The oounty has suffered a heavy loss, and no doubt large sums will be spent in litigation as a result. The County Commissioners, through the courtesy of the City Council, are for the present occupy iug the City Hall until some other place can be temporarily secured. They will work night and day to get the offices of the county in as good shape as possible. The above special to the Denver Republican is as near the facts as we have been able to acertain, there is no donbt in the minds of the pub lie but what the Court House was set on fire, and it is due the people of Bent County who are individually interested that the follest investiga tion be made, and if possible ascer tain the reasons why there was a de sire on the part of any one to destroy the records, and who was guilty of the act. W ? e have heard no one charged with the offence, but every oitizen in the count/ is desirous that the guilty one or ones be appre hended. Stationery Proposals Pursuant to the action of the Board of Coun ty UommiMiiouem of Prowers County, State of Colorado, in rejecting all bids for Stationery and Books for the year 1908; 1 hereby give notice that bids will be received for the furnishing of jjooka and Stationery for Prowers County, for the year 1906, until 12 o'clock noon, February oth, 1906; same to be made on aud according to forms furnished by Prowers County, copies of which will be famished to any and all printing concerns desiring to bid. In witness whereof, 1 have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County, at Lamar, this Ith day of January, ▲. D. 1908. iiiul Okas. F. Hoao, 1 ‘ Oounty Clark. For Rant. New store building, best business lo cation in Lamar—North Bide. Will matte special low rate to desirable party, apply to Pike & Deeter, Lamar, Colo., or W. E. Cade, Pueblo, Colo. Deferred Meeting. Las Animas, Colo., Dec. 0, '07. At the regular meeting of the stock holders of The Fort Lyon Canal Co., held this pay, there was only a small minority of the stook represented. An adjournment was taken until Monday, the 20th day of January, A. D., 1008, at 10 o’clock a. m., at th# Court House in Lus Animas, Colorado. FRANK KREYBILL, Secretary. For out flowers and funeral designs, -ee Miss Brockway at Hunt’s grooery. $30*000 just received for farm loans No delays. L Wibt Markham. Two gentlmen desire r<»om and board in private family—per 484 city. Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the stockholders of The La mar and Arkansas River Ditoh Company will be held at the office of C. C. Good ale, in the Town of Lamar, Colorado, on Thursday, the 10th day of January, A D. 1908, at 10 o’clock A. M., for the pur pose of electing s Board of Directors aud transacting any other business that may properly come before the meeting. C. C. Goodale, Secretary. Lamar Colorado, December 24th, A. D. 1907. SILVER BROS. The W.M. Dickinson Lumber Co. IJA M II V l-H Yellow and White Pine Finish Vi V-' w Sash, Doors! and Mouldings BAST SIDE MAIN BT. ’phonb no. ss rbd Lime, Cement and Brick THOUSANDS OF BOOKS ’ Our Girls The Flyers ELLIS'»-3o Titles Harrison Fisher Book The Best Man Queen of tho Olon<l» The Forest Messenger Lincoln Year Book Iray-rs OOOKS lOT (JIItS Those Qno.-r Browns Marjorie’s Vacation U,VOla ... „ The Girl Graduate Hilda and the Wishes The Ban,l Man The One Way Out bor You tfol" BOVS The Young Train Dispatcher A Cheerful Year Book Bolly J The Gherryoroft Series, n titles Spirit Royal Billy Whiskers Twinkle Tales, 11 titles Teddy Bears W l: card of Os Books for Dutton’s Series One Syllable Osman of Oz John IJough UUUA3 lUI Hear, of a Boy Capt. January Delsarte Manual EVCI* V body Hiblo Stories, 4 volumes Reoeipls of My Friends and My Own J J Young Folks Puzzle Pictorial Series. Cupid’s Game with Hearts Hursts Padded Poets, 25 lilies Love Sonnets of an Office Boy Here «re Just a few titles. Now (thuso are uot the imitation) Over the Nuts and Wine v ' Reflections of the Morning After DON’T think these are all we FIFTY TITLES OF THE VERY LATEST Girls’Own Library—Ten titles FICTION Boys’Own Library—Thirty titles have, because If we gave the title , Young Peoples Library—2o titles A few of the titles include: Children’s HandyLibrary— lO titles of every book we have In steck Beth Norvelle Satan Sanderson Little Cousin Series— 15 titles Ynnnirnr Set The Weavers Grim’s Fairy Tales we would have to make a regu- £“3 Fruit of the Tree Anderson s Fairy Tales catalogue. Days Off Light Fingered Gentry Artemus Classics, three tit e Ql ] Peabodv Pew Daughter of Anderson Crow The Wink Away Land - , , . .. Hoosier l.yrios-The Clink of tho Ice and ‘*' r >y The UP-TO-DATE COMPANY, 119 Main Street, Lamar 8 **RT THE STORE OF QUALITY” Kven’exteusively advertised articles cannot long survive without merit. Lines that have the widest publicity and the largest sale have a rep utation built solely upon the merits of the goods advertised. Among those that have "made good” in this age of competition we find D. Ghlrardelll’s Ground Chocolate Wedding Breakfast Goffee Schilling Brothers' Teas, Extracts and Spices Gurtice Brothers' Blue Label Gatsup and Ganned Goods Heinz’s 57 Varieties Pickles, Ghow Ghow, Baked Beans, etc You are sure of the best if ,'you trade here. Only dependable goods carried. HUNT BROTHERS Leading Gash Grocers 8 Pages mam *2.