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8 Pagi* *< VOLUME XXIV. THE FOURTH AT LAMAR Grand Celebration of Glorious Old Independence Day SPLENDID PROGRAM OF AMUSE MENTS. Liberal Purtei Offered for All Kinds of Sports apd a General Good Time Prepared Everyone> Come to Lamar. Lamar will be -the place for all uitlzena of Prowers county to eujoy themselves on the Fourth. A vwy elaborate program is being arrangeu for the day un<l there will be uoutg tii til lines nom uuyiig*.*. u».»- \,u aiter aiaouiigiit. 1L wlii be tu- int-,- ge«t cettoiaiiou ot tue uay eui gi»eui 111 Uie comity or L.iis Oi tue V diic>, auu no One can uuv.u U> mtss. I'ienty Oi uton-oy uas wee.* labfu to insure every turn g oeing carried out Just as arranged 10., ana .tue committees are now ai wom completing all the ueuuls. The committee is now negotiating rwitu one of 100 leading balloonis s of the country lor two ascensions, on that day and will probably aucce* u in landing this attraction in addition to the great varltey of amuse men .8 already offered. The Marathon rate is attracting a large amount of at tention and already there are a num ber of athletes training for this great teat of apeed and endurance. The ball ganve in the morning be tween the Lainar and Fort Lyon nines will fbe an exciting game as both nines have been greatly strengtl ened and will make a strong fight for tho honors. There has never been a more var ied or more amusing program of races and novelty events than that prepared for the Main street attract lions in the afternoon, and as the purses are very liberal all will un doubtedly be filled. The .program for the day Is as follows: Salute at sunrise. Parade at 9 a. m. The parade will form on North Main street at the Dickinson lumto r yard and proceed t-o the high school athletic grounds. It will be headed by the Lamar baud, followed by decorated automobiles, carriages, bi cycles. motorcycles, riders In cos tume. etc. Prizes will be given for the following: Best decorated auto In 00 ASSESSOR CAN RAISE VALUES. Supreme Court Says He Has Right to Raise Personalty. In handing down its decision in the case of the Singer .Manufacturing company vs. 'the City and County of Denver, in error, yesterday, the sup reme court of Colorado settled one of the most important tax cases that has come up in yeans* and establish**, a principle that has caused a consid erable stir among corporation official in this city, as well as in the state at large. The decision of the supreme court allows assessors to fix an arbitrary valuation upon corporate notes, mon eys and credits and places the bur den of proof upon the company <o show that the valuation Is not as high as the assessor set it. The general position of corporation, heretofore has been to place the bur den of proof upon the assessor and make him show that it lias as much property as claimed. The case decided yesterday result ed when the assessor of Denver coun ty raised the value of moneys, notes and credits returned by the Singer company on its schedule as $2,500 to $60,000. The Singer company took the cose Into court. Introducing no evidence, but denying the right of the assessor to make na arbitrary in crease. Yesterday’s decision gives assessors the right to raise the valu ation at their will. McClain—Kesner. Salkla. Coio., June 11. —Henry G. McClain and Miss Rebecca Keener were married yesterday at the home of the 'bride toy the Rev. -M. B. Wil son. The bride is the eldest daughtei of Edgar Keaner, superintendent of schools. The bridegroom is a mining engin eer connected with the Liberty Bell Mining company at Telluride, and is a son of Judge EmlLn McClain of lowa City. lowa. They left for lowa yesterday afternoon, but will live in Telluidde. The Lamar Register Best decorated carriage .. 5 00 Best decorated bicycle .. .. 500 Best comic costume 5 00 Baseball game—Lainar v«. Foil Lyon. Purse SSO. lip town sports: Marathon road race, five miles, starting at DeWltt’s corner, north through Main street to first road north of river bridge, south to place of beginning, and north again -to finish at Huddleston corner. First prize $25, second $lO, tlulrd $5. This race wiH be open to the en-tire coun ty. Entry free, but must be filled no later than Saturday. July 3. Foot race. 100 yards, open to all. First prize $5. second $3. Plenty of free lemonade and ice water will be on the grounds and at the street corners for the accomoda tion of the visitors. Ist. 2d. Sack race $2 00 ll t*o Wheelbarrow race .. .. 200 100 Lean Men ’» race 200 100 Fat Men’s race 2 00 1 00 Egg race 20010 t 100—yd dash, boys under 10 years 200 100 100-yd dash, boys under 16 years 200 100 Grand display of Fire Works 8:00 p. in. Fire Balloons, Giant Rockets. Vol canoes, Wheels, Colored Fire, Roman Candles, etc., etc. Altogether the finest and most elaborate pyrotechnic display ever seen in Prowers County. Test run of fire department teams representing north and south sides, with auto chemical wagon. Purse $25. Teams will run three blocks, make coupling and throw water. The fire works in the evening wIJ be one of the biggest events of the day, and will be something no one hi the county should mist, as they will surpass anything ever under taken in the valley, and will Is handled toy experts who know how to get the best results from them. Everybody in this section of the state should make their arrangement so a* to Include the Fourth at mar. You can’t afford to miss it. Balloon Ascension. Final arrangements were complete today for two thrilling balloon ascen sions. one in the morning and one in the afternoon of the Fourth, by C. P. Belknap, the celebrated mi air wizard. TWENTY-THREE YEARS. The Reglser has completed its 23rd year and is now entering upon its 24th volume. The first copy of the paper has been loot from the files, but In the issue of 20 years ago u resume of -the locals is printed tuk< n from the first issue. There are near ly one hundred names of Lain&ritcs appearing in the list but only D. 12. Cooper of the present Lamaiites is to toe found there. Of the rest some have died, some have gone and whei> a bouts unknown, some are -still in (Colorado, some have gone back to their wife’s folks, and some are In the penitentiary. Time makes many changes, but the real I-oiuar pioneers are getting very scarce here, although they ara still numbers of them scattered through the country. The Register has just grown up with the town, and like the town is still growing. TWENTY YEARS AGO. Notes From Lamar Register of June 15, 1889. C-onunlssioners were In session in Lamar and Las- Animas all week try ing to make settlement with Bent county, but little progress was made. Hon. Charles D. Ford, a resident ol .Monument, has been appointed bj* President Harrison as Register of the land office in place of F. P. Arbuckle. Mr. Ford was a member of the last legislature, and has long been identified as a loader in the republican party In Colorado. (Mr. Ford is now register of the Den ver land office, but still retains his interest In Lamar as he has three daughters living here.) The south side ditch is now near ing Granada and the Koen Bros, hav moved the company store there to be near the work. Horse thieves are committing man.' depredations on the ranches In this vicinity and there seems to be no way of stopping them. 3PF131.a.x- 3 or- x-ieo-usrsx&s cotrimr LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1909. Do You Need a Good Watch? Does your Watch need Repairing If so, and you need anything else in Jewelry or Repair Work, Come to McLEAN BROS. The Old Reliable Druggists and Jewelers Our Mr. Hanson, who t|as had charge of our Jewelry Department for the past four years, has left our employ. He is succeeded by Mr. Rugby, of Kansas City, an expert Watchmaker, Jeweler and Optician We Guarantee all Work to Give Satisfaction TiTe W. J. JOHNSTON Mercantile Company Summer Millinery A large line of Children's, and Ladies’ Sailors. The Mid-Summer Styles Summer Dress Goods The hot summer is now before us and you no doubt will look for cool Dress Goods. We can supply your wants. Ask to see our lin of Dimities, also cross-barred Lawns. 10c to 25c per Yard Oxfords A Bigger and Better selected line .'/B than ever. Norw te the time to we>id Oxfords. We have a variety of style J3B In Patent, Vici, Dark Tan, Light £■ ' Thn f>nd Blood. Mens 13.00, $3.- £ OBr 50, 54 00 ahd * 5 00 ’ Boys *2.50. We have exclusive agency for £ DoUgCtS Shoes There is no better bnoe value Nature’s Adjustable PRICE $2.00 A An innovation in Corsets for V 'Ztft X' i! 1 /// BtoUt figures • The side lacing 7 \ ' r.i| Ijlm \ U is easily Adjusted and will reduce / J v , r , AM'-'SI \'\ the abdomen three inches. It is / ( ’ J \ \ honed entirely with double rust- JJu \ \\ proof steel; tne corded feature at / the waist line makes the Corset lift 'yA \\ j>a unbreakable at the waist. The 1 *•-,' L 'ft \\ , | front clasp is protected by a slip \ I of steel underneath. A, l iks It Is a handsome as well as a strong k\i' \ o Corset. It Is made out of an excellent sfsGF* 1 grade of c-outil. and has three setn of i ' r» 1 h'-.-e supporters attached. Boned en- Urely with rust proof wire. Adora Silk AllJhe popular shades 40 cents a Yard 100 Yds Embroidery AND INSERTION TO SELL AT A PRICE 18 Inch 25 "O'* ,9c 12 inch 20 now 15c 9 Inch 15 now 10c 6 Inch 10 now 07c 5 inch 05 now 03c Not How /7 J§L CHEAP (|® But How _f t ]_7 GOOD i|l®Z Special Sale on Skirts A large assortment to sell the ne> t 10 days at 1-3 off, a special lot to sell at 1-2 off—all colors—goo d material. You should See this Line Muslin Underwear Gowns 75c to $2.00. Skirts 50c to $6.00 Corset Covers 25c to $1.25. Chemise 75c to $2.50 Drawers 25c to $1.50 Special lot of Lace and Insertions. Valenciennes, French Val. German Val, Torcheons. Big Reduction in Prices 8 Pages NUMB EE 1.