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— f volume xxni. GOT HIS MAN. Bhjriff Simpion Brings Back Henry Starr, the Amity Bank Rob ber. Henry Starr, the well known Okla homa outlaw, who with Kid Wilson robbed the Amity Bank on July 9th 1908, Is now in the Prowers County Jail. He was brought here last Fri day night by Sheriff Simpson and S. W. Fenton, a detective In the em ploy of the state of Oklahoma. More than 100 people were at the train at 12:50 a. m. Saturday morning to witness the arrival of the celebrat ed bandit. He was safely conveyed to the Jail wihere ihe will probably re main until Novmeber unless removed to’ Pueblo or Canon City for safe keeping. The prisoner was easily identified by four eye witnesses as one of the parties who robbed the Amity Bank on July 9, 1908, and whose whereabouts until a recent date have been unknown to officers either of Oklahoma or Colorado. Wil son. his accomplice, has not been apprehended, but probably wl'l be before the November term of the District Court. The crime for which Starr will be tried was well planned and wtu> ex ecuted with boldness and e i?rgy. Starr and Wilson entered the Amity Bank on the 9th day of last July and presented a draft to Cathie: Davy, and while he was looki.ig a it they covered him with wonpois went behind the counter where the cashier was and compelled him b. threats to hand over the entire cad o.i hand consisting of $9.98.64. Tak ing the cashier and three other per sons who happened to be in sight with them the robbers proceeded to their horses hitched on the south side of the railroad track, mounted them and rode south, to the house of one Jim Keyes who was Living on Plum Greek. The entire south coun try was searched some what cautious ly by posses, but the bandits made their escape and their whereabouts were unknown till recently either by Colorado or Oklahoma authorities. A short time ago an Oklahoma state detective. S. W. Fenton, appear ed at Lamar with Information that Starr was at Bouse, Arizona. The county commissioners. Sheriff Simp son and the District Attorney’s Of flee were taken Into confidence, but fortunately no one else knew any thing about the officers Intentions or destination. Sheriff Simpson and .the Oklahoma detective proceeded to Arizona and the capture of Stari was accomplished without trouble just as they planned. It was stated by some of the officers while Sheriff Simpson was away that he was the only sheriff who ever left Prowers county without telling people where he was going. It may now be added that John Simpson is the only Prow ers counity official who ever landed a bad man. It was half the battle to keep his own counsel, and the name of John Simpson will from now on be a terror to evil doers. When first arrested Starr denied his identity, but when he saw Sher iff Simpson and Detective Fenton he admitted that he was Henry Starr as both of them knew film. He came to Colorado without demanding requisition papers. Starr is one or •the shrewdest and most desperate ■bandits living today. He is wanted for bank and train robberies and hold ups in Kansas. Oklahoma and •New .Mexico, but It was the opinion of Detective Fenton that Prowers county, Colorado, had the clearest case against him, and that he would be captured with less danger of blood sihed In Arizona than In Oklahoma, hence the trip of Mr. Fenton to Lamar. Sheriff Simpson speaks in the highest terms of the courage, the coolness and the shrewdness of De tective Fenton. As an outlaw huutpr he has never had a superior. Hemry Starr will never know Just how this man tracked him to his hiding place, and Kid Wilson kittle breams how easily Fenton and Simpson will reach out and take him in when they get ready. The problem now will be to keep Henry Starr safely until November Court. Hie arreet ils a serious blow to the bandit class. He Is worth more to them Lhan 40 Kid Witeone. Under the Colorado law robbery with fflie use of a deadly weapon with in tent to kill iff resisted Is punishable iby confinement in the penitentiary for from five yeans to We Imprison ment. So there Is very Httle chances that Henry Starr will ever again jutve the opportunity to rob a bank or a train if he la safely kept until Phe November court. His prelimi nary has not been held yet but It a is only a matter of form as a cloud f of witnesses have already Identified him as one of the parties who held up the Amity cashier on July 9. 1908. Paul Denning has moved hla Photo graph gallery from the Iron Clad to the iback of the Lamar Drug Co. more, where he has fitted up an up to data «altenr. The Lamar Register TELEPHONE TOLL RATES READJUSTED NEW METHOD OF COMPUTATION MAKES MANY MINOR CHANGES. The following letter from E. B. Field, President of The Colorado Telephone Company, explains not on ly the new method of figuring toll rates, but la an. exhaustive treat is-* on the whole rate problem. The letter follows In full: The Colorado Telephone Company. Executive O f flce. TO OUR PATRONS: From time to time. It becomes nec essary to make certaLn important changes in the methods of conduct ing the Long Distance business of this Company. The many raiHdly developing communities, which here tofore have been without telephon? communication with the surrounding country, and the numerous steadily growing villages and towns, frequent ly require extensions to our system, and often additional facilities on al ready existing routes. It has been the comprehensive pol icy of this company to extend its long distance lines to all pnrtr of the State where the people needed ‘elephone service and to add new ines where the amount of hr .sines? lone made such lines necessary in order to furnish efficient and prompt service. You know the wonderful and steady advance made In our State in agriculture, horticulture, mining, stock raising and the many other enterprise® in which our people are engaged. We have had to meet this growth by providing adequate telephone facilities everywhere. Our system has grown piece by piece fol lowing the settling up and develop ment of the State of Colorado and the Territory of New Mexico. What we have accomplished is part ly shown by the following data: 1899. 1909. No. of telephones in Colo rado and New Mexico 6,591 70,57! No. of miles of Ix>ng Dis tance lines InColorado and New Mexico ....2.258 11,268 Of recent date we have connected our Colorado and New .Mexico sys tem with all of the important points in the East ami South. We are thus able to reach through our com prehensive Bell System, over thirty five States. 4,000,000 telephones and 35,000,000 people. To cover a mountainous State like ours, which Is very sparsely settled, with a long distance telephone sys tem has been a very serious finan cial problem, and still con.timi«*H to be so. We provide for all such ex (Continued on last Page) TWENTY YEARS AGO. Notes From Lamar Register of May 18, 1889. Wednesday afternoon a few min utes past four o’clock, while the wind was blowing hard from the east a whirlwind came up from the South cross cutting the east wind. It was large and carried the sand and dus. In a great dark mass, it struck the southeast part of town doing no dam age until It reached the residence of iMr. Joe Conwell a block south of the railroad, a house of three or four rooms with a poarch In front. The force of the whirlwind must have cen tered there as the house* was taken bodily from the foundation In the air, turned upside down dashed to the ground a mass of kindling wood, there was not a piece of timber or board In the building but what was split or broken, the furniture, dishes and everything In the house except a rocking chair was either broken or damaged. When the whirlwind struck the *io» ee Mrs. Conwell tons standing just Inside the kitchen door, and Mr. Heaton was painting some of the in side woodwork, it was so sadden, and unexpected that neither had time to think and were not aware of what had happened until Mrs. Conwell found herselff standing out doors slightly bruised on the right shoulder but not seriously hurt. Mr. Heaton was not so fortunate he fell in the mass of ruins and received a cut over the eye and one to the side of his nose, neither being serious or to cause him much inconvenience. It was a remarkable escape, and the wonder of all who viewed the wreck how they escaped with their lives, after leaving the Conwell place the wind ripped off a few boards of the correll In the rear of the Blue Front stable, them crossed the track and struck W. L. Morehouse’s lumber yard scattering the lumber and do ing some damage by breaking and splitting boards, from there it struck Hanson’s blacksmith shop and tore his sign down, breaking it Into, the wind then passed north to the ttabtr. —> re* TmT-—TT xT. iraur3FJLPSa or PBOUTBK3 COTTUT'T LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO. WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1909. Time to Buy Graduation Presents WE have presents of all kinds and suggest the following: A Gold Watch and Chain, a fancy Necklace, Broach, Belt Buckle, Shirtwaist Set, Cuff Buttons, Hat Pins, Rings, Gold Pens, Fountain Pens, Sterling Silver Novelties, etc., etc. We also have a full line of Gift Books, Poems, etc, etc, Initials Engraved FREE on all goods bought from as. McLEAN BROS. rr Ihe W. J. JOHNSTON Mercantile Company If we didn’t tell flood merchendlee we would not ,ell half ae much of It ae wo do. It it not the purpose of this etoro to charfle big price* and It ia equally far from any purpose,to tend out poor etuff at low pricta in order to give u, a biflflor profit. We can ecll ae cheep or cheeper than anybody but everything that leaves our itore must be flret-claes In every particular. j Underwear K ° New '* the time for a change but before you buy tee our line of i'.p'-'y- YC'/ jpr- , Union Suits and Two-piece suit,. We have all sizes in the Celebrated W W ZS) f" BEST S Scrivenc Drawers. __ _ U |: Asw \ rjr |T INTHB j Pajama, at *1.50 and $2.50 • 5- IJfOn Halts I We are showing all tho new and up-to-dat© styles and colors In soft \ ■ V:"Ahats for Men, Young Men and Boys. \ f Genuine Panama Straw and Stiff Hat, at popular prices. \ THE MEN I Shirts t I J ■ Wilson Bros., Shirts for dress, style and quality are the best. Also m MA IT I ■l/ fIYY ■ a big line of soft shirts, collar attached. / WtJ ” all Old l ■ “Whole soled and Well Heeled.” That helps the 1 I wear of any shoe. Add to that the choice upper I I leather, the stout linings, the honest lesser parts, and I 1 the expert workmanship of I V w. L. DOUGLAS SHOES I and you will understand why their sale exceeds Q# / /•// I3T A / $9,000,000 a year. \ ( )[/ I -A\ We are headquarter, for Hanieni Work Glovea, Sweet Orr Cordu roys and Fitz Overalls. 8 Pages NUMBEB 48.