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VOLUME XXII. The Citizens Ticket For Major Chss. Maxwell For Trosleea L. J. Hutchins N. N. McLean Morton Strain The disouasion of the present oitj campaign has turned so completely on the subject of prohibition that there is danger of many citizens for getting the really more important issues that are at stake thia spring so far as Lamar is oonoerned. The condition of the water supply for the town is by far the most seri ous problem our people hare to con sider, and the opening of the irriga tion season makes it more apparent than erer before. The aaembers of the present oity eounoil hare taken held of this mat ter and deroted mnoh time to it, and hare measures undsr way at the present time that bid fair to perman ently settle this question and in a saost satisfactory manner. It was for this reason that ths large tax payers and oitissns of the town gen erally demanded their renomination at the hands of the oitizens conven tion. All realised that new men, how erer good they might be, would re quire much time to familiarize them selres with this qusstion, and this would mean another long delay on a proposition that sach year becomes much more urgent. The men whose names appear od the the oitissns tiokel are all heanl) interested in Lamar, are well known as enterprising and liberal miaded besinesa men, and are thoroughly familiar with the public business of Lamar and can take hold of the vital questions without any delay. As the new question whioh has been pat forward will be voted on on sepaiatelj it has no connection with the eleotion of officers, for ths men whose names appear at the head of this article will give the people just what they vote for and that can be depended on. When they take the oath to enforoe the law they will see that it is enforced. It is well In this connection to state that with all the oharges that have been made by certain individ uals in this campaign no instance has been given where any infraction of the law was oalled to the attention of the officers or was witnssaed b> the officers of the town or eoun tj that the guilty parties have not been arrested and punished. If any oiti aen has information of an offence that he is concealing from the officials then that citizen is a party to the offence, and la false to his duty as a citizen. If the police court docket is large in Lamar it is because the law is strictly enforced here, for all visitor* from other parts of the state remar k especially on the good order and cleanly condition of Lamar, stating that it is the best appearing town in the state. A Law Abiding County. It may be good politios to besmirch your own county and city to try to political oapital for an election but we don't believe ths citizens of T.«m«r will look on the campaign of slander now going on against our city in that light. To read some of the irresponsible and slanderous charges now being mads one would think Prowers county was overrun with criminals, when exactly the op posite is true and this is the most law abiding community in the state. There is not aoonnty in the state that has a prohibition oity within its limits where they do not have more terms of distriot oouit and far larger criminal dockets in proportion to pop ulation than does Prowers county. Every incorporated town in Prowers county is high lioense and has been ever since it was incorporated. W • have only two terms of oenrt f ach year and the docket never exceed* a dozen nasT* and is usually about half that. Nearly half of these hsve been oh—k oastr in whioh liquor has play ed no part whatever. In Weld, Larimer and other coun ties that have tried prohibition for a number of years they have four terms of court as a rule and the criminal dookets run from fifty oases up. It is true that a speaker the other even ing claimed that the polios court docket in Boulder bad decreased 185 per cent under prohibition, but his mathematical friends prefer you Would not mention this fact in their The Lamar Register presence. The faot is that Prowers oounty has the cleanest record in proportion to population as regards crime of any oounty iu the state, and it is only common justice to our own home to make the fact publio This is not a breeding place for criminals, but the fairest, cleanest and beat place in the west to make a home. Don't Forget The “Associates" In answer to the Register’s state ment that the prohibition candidate for mayor was not a taxpayer in La mar, the News attemps to break the foroe of the blow, by olaiming that he and his “associates” hsve spent money here the past year for material and labor. If one ahonld try to com pote what Ghas. Maxwell and bnsi nees associates in the milling compa ny have distributed in Lamar and vi oinity the amount weald reach figures that wonld be amazing. There have been single months when the total wonld be greater than all the expen ditures of Mr. Williams and “asso oiatss”—don’t forget the associates. The News dare not deny that its candidate baa not contributed a cent of taxes to the treasury of the town he wonld like to be the official head of, and does not own a dollar of property here. County Items. From Tlio Holly <.'bieftaiu. The Oity Oounoil, last Saturday let a oontraot to Gen. E. G. Oox for 800 fine trees, to be plaoei in the residence district, and Mr. Cox is now at work fulfi'ling his oontraot. It is the idea of the city “dads” that trees properly planted will redound to the oily's benefit a hand red-fold, at the same time providing shade for the oppressed on hot summer days. Gen. Oox is a veteran in the tree business, etrickly a man of hie word, and can be trusted to give Holly the beet that money will bay. The earning eitv eleotion promises to be about the warmsst one Holl y has had in —veral years. The oat end-out “wet" and “dry” proposition will be ap before the voters for the first time. Then there is the ever present water question; the cement sidewalks; government ownership of railroads; the price of sugar beets, sad other things too numeroas to mention. Free loach si noon. Let everybody get in the game. From the Granada Time*. J. F. Moore has been appointed Hartman’s first postmaster, and the appointment meets with the approval of the oitizens. Building operations are in fall swing, and the stroke of the hammer and the buzz of the saw are heard a 1 over the town A weekly visitor to onr burg can see improvements and growth each trip, and by the middle of next month Hartman will have completed portions of ber oomiug business and residence distriot of which she may be jnstly proud. The Santa Fe railroad is laying sidetraots and is building a stockyard and a freight and passenger depot, a new alfalfa meal mill is being pnshed rapidly to completion, a new build ing is being erected for the aeoomo dstion of increasing postoffioe busi ness, and in the reidenoe district three new substantial dwellings are being oompleted as rapidly as mech anics and material can do the work— one residence for Dr. Opie W. Swope one for banker A. F. Buck, and one for the nurseryman H. M. Todd. — Hartman Not—. Bristol is going to drill for arte sian water. The railroad oompany agreed to put down a well if the cit izens of Bristol wonld raise SI,OOO toward the expenses of it, whioh they promptly did. Those subscribing to this fund are to have the perpetual privilege of getting their water free of cost. The Bristol hardware oompany, under the firm of J. R. Gordon end Li. L. Coon, here ordered their etoek trom the eeet end expect to be reedy for business by Saturday, March 14. The new store will ooonpy the build ing formerly need as the Buffalo school house, end the structure would bare been mored to Brietol before this if the roede hnd been in condi tion to nee the traotion engine.— Brietol Notes. From Wiley Journal. The total amount of the Wiley sale held March 4th wee 45030.39, shoot $2,000.00 of whioh wna cash. Thle oyrtstJLU xrts ow m*3mu urwaa cottstot LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 18. 1008. OF COURSE YOU LIKE FINE STATIONERY! We have just received from St. Louis a large invoice of Stationery, Blank Books, Tablets, Envelopes, etc See our Window for Fine Assortment of Box Paper at 10c, 15c, 20c, 25c, 30c, 35c, 50c, 75c, $l.OO, $1.50 per box Tablets at sc, 10c, 15c, 20c, 25c, 35c and 50c each Fine Linen Paper 1 lb. pkg 35c. Fine Linen Envelopes 15c per pkg, 2 for 25c Wexarry more Stationery than all other drug stores in Prow ers County combined and are in a position to undersell all Also Urge Line of Base Ball Goods, Fishing Tackle, etc. JVIFAM RDfIQ The ° ,dße,iab,e If ILj 1 A 1 -d /-% I V | Druggists, Stationers: and Jewelers makes a good showing for onr town and country. Preparations are beiug made for the laying oat of a new town about 12 miles west from Wiley, and about two mil— east of Haaty. A postoffioe has been —tablished at this place for some time by the name of Gem. Sydney Flinn will do the surveying. Prowers Items Mrs. Phoebe Oarlej is spending a week with her son and his family. William Taylor and wife are the parents of a new girl, born on the Bth. Bill says, “Yes, she’s mighty fine bat she never oan be a stone mason.” F. S. Southard and wife passed through here Sunday; tbay had been to La Juata to see their little girl who had undergone an oparation for appendioltis. The oh ild is doing well. Dan Gorman and family visited at Carley’s Sunday. They report all doing well in Paradox. Prosperity Lane. Mr. Harding from Lawrence, Kan sas, has oome to onr country to live. Mr. Cooper from Okalahoma has rented the farm reoently vaoated by L. O. Barnard. The Young folks Sunday School class of the Methodist ohuroh of La mar made a raid on Eraie Cooper and wife on last To—day night. A fine time was had, over 40 were present. We understand the Sunday School at Dry Creek is in fine shape and is well attended. We are informed that Mr, Riokat from Illinois has purchased 80 —res of land from M. Strain and has mov ed on the same. Mr. and Mrs. Eli Dewey were eal lers at the Cooper homejin Lamar on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Hayhnrst entertain ed the yonng folks one night last week. The revival meetings held at the school house by Rev. Craft of Dry Creek have closed aud we understand much good was accomplished, and many joined the church. Gbixnxno Isaac. 20 YEARS AGO Notes from The Lamar Register of March 17, 1888 The call was issued for the first Citizens Convention in Lamar. Fred L«e & Co. have moved into their new building and opened a neat confectionery, ioe cream saloon and nawa stand. A call was made for members of I. O. O. F. to meet at C. B. Thoman’s office and organize a lodge. Arrangements have been made to bold Catholic services in Lamar every two weeks. The sooner the work on onr artes ian well begins the sooner we will know how deep we will have to go for coal, as they will snrely strike it. (There has been quite a number of artesian wells put down since then bat that coal vein is still nndiscov ered unless Mears has it oonceoled about his person.) The W.M.Dickinson Lumber Co. Yellow and White Pine Finish Bash, Doors' and Mouldings Lime, Cement and Brick 1 Spring: is now here and housecleaning will soon commence and you may need a new Carpet, Rug, Linoleum, Lace Curtains, Portierre Curtains, etc. We have a new line that we are always pleased to show CARPETS RUGS A good heavy Cadi Carpet, at 40C Cotton Rugs, fl*q en os nn or nn Good heavy Half Wool Carpet, 50c Od.OU 54.UU M.UU Good All Wool Carpet, at 65c All Wool Rugs, 9x9 $B.OO The Best Made 75c AU W ° ol RugS ’ 9xlOi $ 9 - 00 A Heavy 3-ply Carpet, at s|.|o All Wool Rugs, 9x12 $lO.OO Velvet Carpet, at $l,OO Body Brussels, Bixlth $14.00 Axminister Carpet, at $ | .25 Body Brussels, 9x12 $ 15.00 Stair to Match s|,oo Body Brussels, “ $20.00 Axminister “ $28.00 LACE CURTAINS Axminister $32.50 White 31 yds 70C Ecrue $3.00 Velvet Rugs " $22.50 White “ s|.so Ecrue $4.50 Velvet Rugs ” $27.50 White “ $2.50 Ecrue $9.00 Velvet Rugs ” $32.50 White $4.00 Velvet Rugs " $40.00 White $6.50 Velvet Rugs ” $45.00 Rugs of All Sizes Lace Curtains from 70c t° $9.00 Curtains with Quny Lace Edge and Insertion, white or ecrue from $3.00 to sg.oo Portierre Curtains, per pair from $1.75 to $25.00 SILVER BROS. GROCERIES BAST SIDE MAIN ST. ’PHONB NO. H MOD 8 Pages NUMMBB 41.