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VOLUME xxm. TAFT IS A PINCHOTITE. President Says Basis of Nation’q Wealth in Water, Land and Forest Must Be Preserv ed for Future Gen erations. The following letter, said to be President Taft’s first au/tharitaUve utterance on the conservation of na tional resources, was received here today by A. W. Shaw, editor of a business man’s magazine. ‘ ‘ The conservation of national re sources is a subjeot which will pro iperly claims from the pmeseat admin iteration earnest attention and ap propriate legislation. The necessity for a comphrenslve and systematic improvement of our waterways the preservation of our soil and of our forests, the securing from monop olistic private appropriation the pow er in navigable streams, the reten tion of the undisposed coal lands of the government from complete an nihilation-—all these matters are vit ally Important to the people of the United States and to your constitu ency, the business men of the coun try. ««Without the resources which make labor productive, American en terprise, energy and skill would not in the past have been able to make headway against hard conditions. Oui children and their children will not be able to make headway if we leave to them an Impoverished country Our land, our waters, our forests atul our minerals are the sources from which come directly or tidiiir« t ity the livelihood of all of us. The conservation of our natural resources is a question of fundamental impor tance to the United States and to the business man today.” A Bold Hold Up. On Monday evening Henry man chat and. Vivien Johnston came to Lamar from Baca County .Blanc hat’s ndsaluiL was to pay $300.00 to Uncle Jimmy WUaon who sleeps alone in a stable in the rear of the Ale Ad am house on south Third street in the south east part of town. For some reason that he fails to explain Ulan chat did not pay Uncle Jlnuny till 8:30 p. in. Monday evening although he had the whole afternoon to make the payment. Just as Uncle Jimmy got the money in his hand Vivien Johnson came in the stable with a drawn pistol and attempted to holt. Uncle Jimmy up. But the okl man •who wall be 90 years old in Augus bad no notion of giving up his money. He held on to his money and back ed toward the rear of the stable. Blanchat dkl not interfere at any stage of the hold up though a large and preauxnaDly powerful man. John son finally becoming either enrage** or ffrightened struck the old man several times in the face and on the head with his gun. The old man screanxHl with pain and Johnson ran out of the stable without securing the money, and disappeared firing his gun once on the outsdde probab ly through accident and fright. Oth er persons came to Uncle Jimmy’s assistance and Blanchat after mak ing a few lame excuses for not in terfering left and soon joined his confederate In crime. Both are now hi jail and information will be filed against them on Monday next In the District Court. This Is one of the rawest stunts ever pulled off In the way of a crime. Blanchat seems actually to expect that people will take hds •word that the hold up was not plann ed by him. A creditable witness saw him and Johnson at the entrance to the alley about/ive minutes before the payment of the money and the at tempted hold up and even without this witness the evidence against him would be strong. Johnson den lei •that he was the would be hold up. (but Uncle Jimmy has identified him. and the other witness already allud ed too saw him with Blanchat with in a fe<w yards of the stable about five minutes before the crime was attempted. The officers feel sure that they have a strong case against both men. They say that Blanchat has boasted a good deal lately that he can not he caught in any of his larcenies. \But skinning cattle in Baca County is much easier thna engineering hold ups in a metropolis. The Fruit Prospect. So far as one can judge at this season of the year, the prospects for a large fruit crop throughout the State were never brighter. True, some damage was done by frosts early In May, but as a whole, the various localities In the State, with /but very few exceptions, have come •through the critical period with, fly ing colors. Taking the State as a whole, there Is promise of at least *75 per cent of a full crop of peach es and at least a 90 per cent crop of apples. If the*e -promises are ful filled it will mean *tiie largest fruit crop by far that the State has y produced and one which will tax the THE LAMAR REGISTER growers, as well as the railroads, to the utmost to take care of. Some valuable lessons have been learned, all of w-hich tend more and (more to put the growing of fruit •upon a stable basis. We now know that no locality in the State Is entire ly immune to damage from frost. Orchards, which heretofore have es caped, suffered some injury, while those In more exposed locations in the same locality were not damaged in the least. The value of orchard heaters was again demonstrated and the superi ority of oil over coal as a fuel for this purpose has been clearly shown. A .satisfactory coal pot may perhaps be constructed, but the experience with, the presut forms tetid to show; that couJ fires are to slow to sitart and that the pots, require to much attention to keep an even fire burn ing. The season also, demonstrates that there are no apple and peach grow ing sections In the United States which are immune from frosts. The writer has received reports from a number of states both east and west and, so far, Michigan and New York •teem to have escaped Injury. Most of the state .have not fared so well as Colorado. Our fruit growers have much rea son to congratulate themselves, not vlone on the prospects of a big crop, lout that there Is no place In tih? Un ion better adapted to the growing of iiumal crop of fine fruit. W. PADDOCK. Colorado Agricultural College. Fort Collins. The Power Project. A large number of Laraarltes Inter ested In the Font Lyon canal went out to Wiley last Saturday to attend a meeting called to discuss the con tract made by the board of directors 'with A. E. Bent for the use of the power that can be developed at the Horse Greek drop In the canal. There 'was a large attendance at the meet ing and a miniber of speeches by various interested parties. Messrs. •Bent, Hasty and Nowels favoring the proposition and O. G. Hess and oth ers In opposition. Resolutions favor ing the proposition were voted dow i hy a heavy majority. Most of the stockholders favor the developing ol •the power by the new company but believe that the compensation should be more definite and that the pro position shoukl be submitted to the stockholders for their approval or disapproval. Decoration Day. On Sunday the old soldiers and citizens very generally observed Decoration Day and there was a large audience at the union services at the opera house in the morning Twenty-two members of the G. A. R. and other old soldiers formed the line of march, and still carried them selves with the brave front that prov ed to the world a half century ago that Americans were the greatest soldiers known to history. The prin cipal feature of the morning service was the address. b\y Hon. C. A. Rawls of Granada, which was eloquent and very impressive. In the afternoo-i (the G. A. R. and several of the 10-c --the G. A. R. and several of the lo cal lodges and citizens generally formed a long procession which marched to the cemetery where the beautiful ceremonies of the G. A. R. were held, after -which the graves In the cemetery were decorated with flowers in the greatest profusion. There was a larger crowd out last Sunday than ever before in Lamar on Decoration Day. TWO BUTTES LANDS. Enterprise Proves Very Popular with the Public Generally. The most popular diversion of our ’citizens these days seems to be go ring down to the Two BuCtes and picking out a farm under the Carey . . ihe home people who have in vestigated the proposition are tak ing hold with even greater enthusi asm than the outsiders. The illu strated plans of the company publish ed in the Register last week creat ed general and favorable comments and caused quite a rush to pick out 'land. There is every Indication now that double 22,000 proposed lands cou’d be easily subscribed. The officers of the company will use 'every possible care to satisfy all applicants, and the land lays so Cine and in such easy access to the proposed ditches that every farm will be a choice one. and each applicant can be taken care of while the land lasts. Is economy an object to you? Eco nomy at the expense of quality, is extravagance. The “Howard” is a piano of quality, but economy in its construction Is practiced by eliminat ing costly ornamentation. It Is mod est, but refined; plain, but solid and reliable. Fully warranted by U mar Music Shop. OPriOIJLX* XT 33311T9 Of PMO-UTESS OOVWTT LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 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, Cud 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 us. jV/Ipl FAN RPOQ The Old Reliable J.T aw M—A M_9a \1 1 Lrl\ Druggists, Stationers and Jewelers SUMMER OPENING Of new Dry Goods, Shoes, Hats, Gaps, Carpeting, Straw Matting, Window Shades, Umbrellas, Parasols, Men and Boys Pants, Notions and Millinery. I Summer Millinery Remnant Counter We have just reeeived a special line of summer millinery that You will find plenty of short lengths on the Remnant Counter will represent all the newest and most seasonable ideas. Also re- left from our early selling, suitable for dresses for the children, member we have an entirely new line of hats for children, also waists and even dress pattern lengths, .so if you find the length a line of laee and embroidcrycaps for babies. to suit, it is a snap for you. So if we forget to mention it please Notions Umbrellas and Parasols Ladies pure black and white silk, two-clasp gloves per pair.. 50c Long silk gloves in all the leading shades, sixteen button Rain or Shine you’ll need one, and at these prices they’re cheaj length for $lOO enough to loan. Ladies new Dutch collars, the very newest thing out in neck- Ladies 20 inch paragon frames steel rod umbrellas,, fancy and wear, Each 25c and 50* natural wood handles, gloria silk cover in black at $l.OO, $1.25, $1.50 Dutch collar pins, to wear with the new collars, Each 25c and 50 Ladies’ 20 inch paragon frames, steel rod umbrellas, fancy and New Hair Barretts. natural wood handles, silk cover green, blue and black at $2. to $3.50 New hair switches all shades—New belting. Ladies and childrens parasols In all colors; garnet, brown, in pongee with fancy borders, alleolors. Clothing You can’t stand off the weather. You have to prepare for it Iff just as certain as you live. Why not get around then to this store ■MX / X '\ j and make a selection of a light two or three piece suit and have / f'f-j/ it to wear right now when the warm days become as depressing f .I!jj Ts/l\ almost as tljey are in mid-summer? Is it wise or foolish to delay . the purchase of something you must have later, if not now? J|j FftZ Goods y WC . ‘ jj\ Adora Silk f y °] lhe best of their kind. 11 500 yards of the newest silk used for calling costumes, even- Jf / 111 j ing gowns, makes the most desirable dress for the summer season. V\jKCW. All the popular shades at 40 cents a yard. TiTe W. J. JOHNSTON Mercantile Company 10 Pages NUMBER 61.