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VOLUME XXIII. GANDERBONES FORECAST For May. The shadea of night were falling fast Aa through the Afrit; Jungle passed A wounded Uon, (badly hit And followed by a crowd, to-wit: O ne ex-Prosddent, Four trackers. Two gun bearers, One water boy. Three photographer**. Two stenographers. One taxidermist. Two skinners. One ammunition wagon. And 400 bushbeaters. At length the lion reached his lair. Backed into it in deep despair, And vowed so long as life was his To fight, though sorely wounded, viz: One leg shattered, Two knife slashes on back. Four ribs kicked in, . One dum-dum bullet in head. Two steel nose bullets in body, One ear blown off. And bitten tjirough the wind pipe. The shouting and the tumult grew. The angry bullets spat and flew. And when the king of beasts was not The following fireworks were shot: Six skyrockets. Two flowerpots. One spinwheel. Four Homan candles. Three Booker Wash! igton chasers. Two medium-sized bombs. And one son-of-a-gun. .May gets Its name from Mala, who was the mother of Mercury, the Ro man god of prosperity. If business is going to Improve at all, it will do so under this favorable sign, for May was named for and dedicated to gain, and during its thirty-one days business has usually been good and money comparatively abundant. In addition to Mercury’s temple In Rome, an altar was raised to him over a well near the Porta Capena. aud here the merchants repaired on the festival of the god (May 25) to wprinkle their goods with the waters of the well, that they might be puri fied and yield a big profit. This was the origin of watering stocks and even to tlids t.Lme the 25th o» May is a holiday in Wall street and the New Jersey Legislature. Wake me early, mother darling, at the breaking of the day, for I ’m to be queen of the May. mother. I’m to be queen of the May. I have the bonnet, mother —It's the strangest ever seen, ami you bet your bottom dollar it’s the bonnet makes the queen. It has the seeming, mother, of a coal-hod upside down, with the spout projecting backwards from the flower-covered crown, while the cir cling bail upon it passes underneath my chin—wake me early, I am crazy for the votLng to begin. The meadowlark will warble, and the apple tree will bloom, the frog will woo his true love with hds mel ancholy boom.the barefoot boy will is »ue hds spring challenge to the tack, iha lamb will frisk and gambol like a Jack-knife in the back, the playful winds will frolic in the fields of wav big green, and the terrible mos quito press bis face against the .screen. Come out into the garden, Maude, the vines begin to run. and the seen our Congressman seot out are sprout ing every one. The gumbo and the oyster plant are seven inches* high, aud tlie mint (I wonder does he know the state has voted dry? A Congress man in Washington can keep him self so wet that even if his state is dry, he’s likely to forget.). How ever that may be, tbe squash was never looking fatter, and the first fruit of his seven terms is threaten ing the piatter. The news from Washington wiki be What it has always been Since Roosevelt stepped down and out And Toft was ushered in. The capital will rise at 8, Retire again at 10, Get up for lunch at noon aud go To bed at lagain. Arise at 5, stay up bill 8, And finally retire. And there will not be a dog-gone thing To put upon the wire. The correspondents who were wont to listen at the cracks will sit around the White House steps engaged at playing Jacks. The President will ride upon his bucking rocky horse, the gun men will turn up their toes and perish of remorse, the tariff ar gument will drone Its weary way .along,-the strong will battle with the weak, and right will wrestle wrong, the vested interests will howl, the will protest, the miner will exhort the law to succor the oppress ed, the women will combat the tax *mon a Paris hat. and about the time we settle It we won’t know The Lamar Register where we’re at. Until the 20th May will be under . the zodiacal sign of Taurus the lvuii. Air. Roosevelt will by this time nave reached the Albertine Basin, aud tne influence of Taurus will cause him to do a good deal of roaring. The liansandotherfairly good roarers will compete with him a while, but after they have heard him roar two or tnree times they will bust up a good deal of brush getting on the other side of the Congo. People born under Taurus have very Uitricate minds, and they under stand the tariff debate. They are un erring In love, and generally marry their affinities at the outset. There is a natural attraction between per sons born under opposite signs of the zodiac, and a Taurus man usual ly marries a Scorpio woman, or that is. being bom in May, he marries a woman born in October. This is said to be a natural match, or one In which the chance of divorce is reduced to the minimum. The password for May will be Lions, and the storm center for the month will be in Uganda. The first shipment of skins will arrive about the 28th. and anybody wishing one ?an have it by subscribing to Scrib ner’s Magazine and The Outlook. And then the month of June will come With all its newlyweds, \nd every westbound ship will bring A lot of skins and heads. Increase In Farm Products. It is Interesting to learn that in Mght years the increase In the value ot farm products in the United Stat es amounted to G 6 per cent of the estimate put upon this portion ot .he national income in 1899. The census of that year gave the aggre gate value of products from tnis particular industry at $4,717,000,000. .Meanwhile the department of agri culture made annual estimate of wealth produced on the farms of the United States. That for 1908 placed the total at $7,848,000,000, showing a ,;aln of $8,131,000,000. or an average ot $348,000,000 ot increase a year. These facts speak tor themselves as an influence not only in checking the receding tide of curtailment In other branches of industry, but also is a lfeaven which -cannot for any ijreat length of time be kept from increasing the elasticity of demand Cor manufactured commodities and for transportation. For tills reason the faith of the optimist is not in vain so long as it is based upon the increment of Annual farm wealth which, though It may be held in reserve for awhile, must under existing conditions of advanced prices for farm products in due time seek the market with an effectiveness that will tell in every other branch of business. The country is now fairly again entered upon the stage in which fanners are literally planting the seeds of another annual fortune. From year to year the farms of the United States produce regularly an increment of wealth over that of the preceding year that Is the equiva lent of the average value of the an mal output off the world’s mining Industry.—Ex. Lamar Boy First. A. E. Stream of the Rocky Mouci' tain Stores company killed the first ix?ar of the season last Friday and be skin is at the Cross taxidermy shop where It is being prepared for mounting. Mr. Cross says that it is an exceptionally large specimen md that the hunter Is indeed lucky In securing such a fine one at this jarly date. —Glen wood Springs Avalanche. TWENTY YEARS AGO. Notes From Lamar Register of May 4, 1889. First session of Prowers county commissioners held on Thursday, May 2, Messrs. Burger, Rogers aud Martin all present. J. D. Martin was made chairman. O. G. Hess was made first county attorney at a salary of $3« per month. Dr. J. S. Hasty was elected first county physician at salary of $2.-> per month. The Register and were applicants for official county paper and the Register won. The old bank building north of track with vault was rented for coun tv clerk’s office at *l2 per moiki. and rooms over the old merchaeta State I lank bußdlng on south side Tor other officers at *25 per month. M .1. Underwood moved back from .Velmas this week and has taken the position of deputy county clerk. Marshal Cal Spregß has been, made first under sheriff of Prowers coun •ty. Vlort Strain has bought J. W. GoU aday’s interest la. the transfer wag ons and teams. The fruit crop to sale. oyyrcrx.2s.Xd arm wary oy PKO-arsEa coxrxmr LAMAB, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, may 5, 1909. A TREAT FOR ALL “The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating Thereof.’’ We want to prove to you that we serve the beet Ice Cream, Ice Cream Soda, Soda Water, Root Beer, Lemonades, etc, etc. We believe the best way to do this is to sell youthe same at l/ 2 Pric o. Accordingly we will for the next 20 days, give you with every glase of Soda Water, Root Beer, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Soda, Lemonade, Orangeade, etc., served in our store Tickets for the same FREE! FREE! MAKING IT ONE-HALF PRICE FREE! FREE! Pure Fruits, Nuts, Chocolate, or Maple served with our Ice Cream and Ice Cream Soda. No tickets given with bulk Ice Cream. We arei the oldest Druggists in the Arkansas Valley East of Pueblo. We have the largest and best stock of Drugs, best and most sanitary Soda Fountain, and will try to prove to you we give the best service. We expect to keep in the lead —Follow the procession, and with your patronage we wil build up a Drug Business that will make LAMAR FAMOUS. McLEAN BROS. The W. J. JOHNSTON Mercantile Company If we didn’t sell good merchandise we would not sell half as much of It ae we do. It le not the purpose of this store to charge big prices and It is equally far from any purpose to send out poor stuff at low prices in order to give ue a bigger profit We can aell aa cheap or cheaper than anybody but everything that leaves our store must be first-class In every particular. Clothing Underwear New is the time for a change but before you buy see our Una of fMr. Swell Dresser Union Suits and Two-piece suits. 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C E'-i-'/c make them the favorite with every man wbo wears ~ them. Call and see ua. and we wUI show you that FITZ Overalls are tbe beat made. We era headquarters for Hansens Work Glovet, Sweet Orr Cordu- !§%■'* J . 1 10 Pages NUMBER 47.