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volume xxm. MASS MEETING. Lamar Citizens Meet at Club Room and Dlacuas Oil and Other Questions. One of the largest meetings of citi zens (held in Lamar for .several years assembled at the rooms of the Lamar Coumnercial Club Association on Mon day evening of this week. It was called to discuss .the oil and gas sit uation and other important matters. •Morton Strain, who is president of the Lamar Oil and Gas Co., was made chairman of (the meeting and C. C. Goodale secretary. Mr. Strain gave an outline of the work done by the company and also the unfortunate aeries of accidents- by which their work was rendered useless except as demonstrating the fact that there is oil underneath this section at a depth of about 1400 feet and that theme Is at least two stratas of oil sand of a thickness of 19fe«t. It has cost the company about $15,000 to demonstrate this fact and they have a total leased area of 12,000 acres ■which will be very valuable If It proves that (the oil is in paying quan tities!. The money has been raised by sulbsciriptions to the capital stock by a few of Lamar’s most enterpris ing citizens. It will now require something over four thousand dollars more to put down the new well and it was de cided (to put 60 more shares on the market at $75 for each SIOO share, and throw it open to the public. This stock was offered at the meeting and the fact that the old stockholders were liberal subscribers to it shows that* they have full faith in the dis covery and are willing to make an other try for the wealth all believe Is hidden under this section. Twen ty-two shares were sold at the meet ing and there Is evidently Utile ques tion but what the full amount will be subscribed in a few days. After this satisfactory disposition of the main business of the evening a general discussion of enterprises that are of great Interest to Lamar was Indulged in for some time. May or Maxwell was called In regard to the new water works system, and stated that enough- work had been done at the Clay Creek station to demonstrate that the water supply Is ample tor a city several times as large as Lamar. This information gave general satisfaction to the peo ple as all realize that a good supply •of fine water, as that is known to 'be, -brought ho town by the gravity sys tem is a boon which no other town In thte section, of the state enjoys, and will he one of the biggest induce ments for people seeking a change of location. The road running south of town through the sand bills was the next subject of discussion and after several tfniua regarding the neglected condi tion it was voted as the sense of the meeting that a petition be prepared and signed asking the commissioners to repair the bridges on the road and a committee consisting of May or Maxwell, W. J. Johnston and T. J. Sayler was appointed to present •the matter to the consideration of the board. Would Lincoln Have Been Lincoln? What would modern educational ex perts have made of Lincoln if, as a baby, he had been put in their care? They would probably have started him am sterilized milk, clothed him In disinfected garments, sont him to kindergarten where he would have learned to weave straw-mats, and sing about the Blue Bird on the Branch. Then, the dentist would have straightened his (teeth, the oculist would have fitted him with glasses and in the primary grade he would . (have been taught by pictures and diagrams the difference .between a cow and a pig, and through nature atiudy he would have learned that nrtbe catbird did not lay kittens. By the time he was eight he would have •become a “young gentleman,” at ten he would know more than the old folks at home, at twelve or fourteen he would .take up manual training, and within, two years make a rolling pin and tie It with a blue ribbon. In the .high school at sixteen, where In four yean* he wonld learn that Mars was the sao of Juno, and .to re cite a stanza from The Lady of the Lake. Then to college, where he would have Joined the Glee Club end a Greek Letter Fraternity, smok ed cigorrettes and graduated, and then become a clerk In a bankers of fice; and never, never do any one any harm. Well,—perhaps,—we don’t know and can’t tell what might, have Ibeenjbut we can’t help feeling thank ful .that Lincoln’s training and edu cation were left to Nancy Hanks— and God. —Universal Ist Leader. The Lamar Register PUBLIC MEETING. The School Board Desires to Have Meeting of Citizens to Discute Imperative Needs of High Bchool. The school board of this district and the high school district are fac ing a serious problem in connection with room for the rapidly increasing attendance at our high school. The rooms now in use are crowded to Oho overflowing point and unless' new quarters, are provided by (the district it will be necessary to rent a bust nese room at a heavy expense to the district. The board believes that the best way to meet the emergency is to build a new high school building, and use the present building for a ward school, the capacity of the ward schools now being overtaxed so bad ly that more room la becoming a necessity there also. The indebted ness of this district is so small now that It will be easy to sell hoods at a reasonable interest rate to raise the necessary money, and with a new* high school building and the three ward' schools, Lamar can get along for several' years. The board wishes, to get the senti ment of the taxpayers and patrons of the schools on this subject so that a proposition, can be submitted at ‘the spring election that will have some prospect of carrying, and for that purpose have called a public meeting at the opera house on March Ist. All persons Interested both In Lamar and the Union High School District are requested to attend and are Invited to freely express, their opinions.. The board desires to carry out the wish es of the majority of the citizens, and wants them toknow Just how Im perative this matter Is. The secre tary will have all the figures with him and answer all questions, and give full Information regarding the increase In the schools, present crowded conditions, and also with regard to outstanding indebted ness, assessed valuation, and amount of money that can be raised. There should be a large attendance and a free expression of opinion, as the best interests of the schools de mands that the intention of the citizens be made known now. so the board can. submit a proposition with same positive assurance of favorable action. Don’t keep quiet now and ■then knock the proposition submitted. NEW TOWN OF HASTY. The Town Company la Propar Ing to Boom This Promising Young Town. Mr. Arthur Beymer of Rocky Ford, manager of the Hasty Town Co., of that city, which has platted out a fine town rite at the Hasty station on the Arkansas Valley R. R. fourteen miles west of Wiley, has been a Lamar visitor this week in the inter est of his company. The now town is located on a splendid towns!te right In the center of a large area of tthe finest agricul tural land in. the valley. For miles in every direction there are large fields of alfalfa, beets, grains and pasture, and .the farms are occupied by a large population of prosperous people. A town with, such a surround ing country and such people can. not help but be a winner. The company is developing plane which they feel sure will rapidly build up the town and encourage the opening of business In all lines, and they will not spare money or time in- this work. Any person Inter ested can obtain full information or purchase lots by addressing the Has ty Town Co. at Rocky Ford, Colo. (9. D. Spencer, of La mao-, hod 254 lambs of 74 pounds average on the Kansas City market on Tuesday, Feb. 9, which were sold by Clay, Robin son & Company, at $7.40 per hun dred. This price was 5 cents higher ■than any other lambs brought there that day. 20 YEARS AGO Notes from The Lamar Register of February 17, 1889 The Henry ditch will be ready for water about the middle of March if the weather continues good. The brick church of the Christian congregation will be completed in a short time now. Fred Lee leaves for Wlnter»et,la., where he will bfc married the 27th. and return to Lamar early In March. Much excitement was caused by the trials this week of a woman for an assault on Judge Chadeayne. Two Juries (have disagreed. Farmers a few miles south are anxious, to have the proposed new south side ditch put through. (It Is unnecessary to add .they are still anxious,) omoxaZi jtrm liTTxrea of pmoutexis cottxttt LAMAS, PROWESS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1909. Do You Know That McLEAN BROS. The Old Reliable STATIONERS, DRUGGISTS. "N-— S' 'VH-'T and JEWELERS V, Employ a FIRST—GLASS JEWELER and GRADUATE OPTICIAN? Why then patronize traveling fakirs and would-be opticians? Don't you know if they understood their business they would not have to peddle from house to house and the ones at home who advertise as opticians wouldn’t have to turn their business over to strangers. We guarantee all work done by our Graduate Optician, Mr. Hanson, the only resident Graduate Optician in Lamar. Our prices are as low as good work can be done and we guarantee satisfaction. Me LEAN BROS, 0,.,,.,.," :zp u Z SPRING The Big Line Is Ready SPRING 1909 ww The W. J. Johnston Merc. Co. Too extensive 101/mention all, we enumerate but a few special things Black Cat Hosiery Corsets . . “The J. C. C. is the Cor- Made* set.” That’s what thousands of j 0 No. 14, 2 pair for 25c wearers say about the “J. C. C.” No. 10, per pair 25c The models—the styles—the com - multo No. 15, per pair 25c fort—the durability—the price— |ljHf No. 30, per pair 25c Embroideries Dress Goods Ten thousand yards of Embroidery and Insertion Our selections of Dress Goods and colored wash from three to seven inches wide—a good assortment. goo j s f Qr Spying is ready. Buyers in search of Five to ten cents per yard. comprehensive stocks, condensed into a complete re ~ presentation of the seasons suggestion will find oar Silks line unusually satisfactory. Popular styles at popular prices to meet the Wool Suitings popular demand. Messaline Silks, m all the new _ ® shades, Ashes of Roses, Wysteria and fancy stripes in We have the newest effects m wool Dress Goods Taffeta at $l.OO per yard. ~“ an exten f ive hnes of worsted, infancy . weaves and stripes. Indescent bilkilene butting in a r»! 11. all popular shades, also Poplinetts, Voile, Cream AQOP3 Wool fancies and Wool Henriettas in various widths. All colors at 40c per yard. Our line is especially strong at popular prices. LAMAR, COLO. LAMAR, COLO. 10 Pages NUMBER 36.