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VOLUME XXIV. GANDERBONES FORECAST For September. Copyrighted 1909. by C. H. Relth. Whenever that Great prodigal Prosperity Concludes* that home Has some attractions Over husks Aiid choosing Evermore to roam, And turns his face Toward the place Where first he saw The light of day. And where the lamp Has faithfully Been burning since He went away— ik Whenever. a» we Sakl before, Hda trousers are The worse for dogs. And he would eat His breakfast food With better company Than hags. And fln&Uy Makes up his mind That having had HU little fling. He wants to see The old homestead, And mother. And that sort of thing— Ej; t Whenever he feels Equal to The humble pie And kindly chaff. By thunder, We will wager him He never saw A fatter calf Or one to Better purpose fed Than we’ve got Out behind the shed. • • • The odd Romans tried to make Beptenriber tthe seventh month, as its name Indicates, but tbls brought La bor Day around at a season when capital was at the seashore and coul not be impressed by the pomade, and dt was subsequently made the ninth month. Domi:ian the tyrant was among those who ootnplalned of the misnomer, and lie gave It his own royal name of Germantcus; but as soon as he was in Africa the reign ing Emperor, Bigbllllus, reversed the policy and restored to the month the only name In the calendar remaining to m a* At was in the beginning. The curtain will rise cautiously, discovering a schoolhouse In the fore ground and a small boy In open-seat pants concealed in the tall grass at the left. Mr. Taft will be pounding luW* ear under a bush on the right, and Mr. Pinchot and Mr. BaLltnger will alternately chase each other across the stage at the rear. In the remote background a group of foot ball players will be putting In fall hair, and fannuis will be passing to town with their crops along the ex tresne right side of the stage and returning In automobiles on the left After the preliminary pantomime. In which the teacher will dash out of the school house and catch the boy. Mr. Taft Lay his other ear on the anvil, and several aeroplanes pa-ss over, the consumer will come out ant sing “Listen to a Penal* on My Ribs.” • • • And then the big show will begin, and summertime will scoot, the quail will do a trill upon hl» magic flute, the calf will hoist bis tall aloft and Jump from hill to hill, the dread mosquito will confess and fall upon hia bill, the birds will call the moving van, to warmer climates bound, and the first acorn will fall and raise a welt upon the ground. It is a very pleasant thing To think upon the Fall And what a comfort probably It will be to us all. To think upon the aldeT press. The pumpkins turning gold. The squirrel picking hazel nuts. The ohlgger catching cold, A new supply of oxygen Replenishing the air. And Nature touching up the scene With color here and there. • • • A man who cannot fall upon his lyre and give It steam enough to make a symphony with Autumn for hla theme, and cannot take his hands away and play it with, hlB nose, or even stand upon Ms head and pick ft with his toes until the din of fall ing nuts Is pattering around, and the hunter’s moon Is in the aky, and all the hills arc browned, and yonder In the filmy depth hla fren zied eye can trace a gang of migrant tooling by against the arch of apace The Lamar Register —a man whose <soul cannot respond to that insistent call is going where they do not hhave an autumntime at all. However, and be as it may, the uotll-frog’s sad adieus will rumble briefly ere he tilts and burrows in the ooze, the railroads will return the folks they found too spry to smash, the poor cockroach will lav his head beneath tbee window sash the drys will put the blower on and march against the dragon, and a few more sections of the map will board the water wagon. • • • The supreme test for railroad bridg •a will begin on the 15th. when Pres ident Taft will set out upon bis 13- 000-mile trip to Mexico, the Paclfk Slope, and Intermediate points. This date in history will also be the 52d anniversary of the Presidents birth, but he will not open anything very loud, and there will be no bear bu<nt >rs present. In the course of bln travels Mr. Taft will test the sta bility and temsile strength of 67.432 bridges and 612,002 trestles, and the rotundity of more than 10,000 round houses. • • • Mars will be the other exhibit of ho month. This planet, which li supposed to be inhabited by people ike Mr. Rockefeller and others who have something cm the neet of v is now only 34.000.000 miles distant, iad may be easily distinguished fj; ts angry redness and its habit of .vinking and blinking like a Pltti >arg first-nighter. There have been ieverai suggestions for attracting the attention of Mar» while passing, the oest of which la that everybody upon our own earth say Booh, at the eom< time; hut Mr. Harrlman says that if anybody in this country says Booh again just at this time prosperity never will came back;so we. at least are not participating, no matter if the rest of the world does do It. • • • The September moon. wMoh Is saU to be the only one under which any one ever committed bigamy, will be toll on the 29th, and the signs of the Zodiac for the month will be Virgo until the 22d, and thereafter Libra. People born under the Influence c Virgo are persistent and can get lower berth after the man says there u-e none left, but Libra people are well balanced and can sleep In an ipper. • • • On the 22d the sun will crons the equator for a touchdown, and the increased tariff on clotMng will kick the autumn oqulnooc. This wdl give the ball to the wolf on ouc frontyard line. a • • And then October will return With gossamery sky. And in the soft autumnal hush The pumpkin vine will pie. TWENTY YEARS AGO. Notes From Lamar Register of AUGUST 31, 1889. J. K. Doughty announced himself as a candidate for county judge. The Register wan quite proud be caise J. R. Burton, afterwards sena tor from Kansas, was a Lamar visi tor and Interested In the Henry ditch (That was before Teddy had a chance to put him in the pen.) Fred Lee and John Golladay had boon out Uslilng and were loading the editor with regulation fish stor ies. The Register was temporarily in charge of Geo. L. Himes, afterwards of more or less political fame in this county for a few years. The Carlton News was started to take a hand in the county seat fight. Dr. Hasty made a trip to Granada and the paper announces politics to be getting warm. Extra Session Is Not Needed. Governor Shafroth will sound the death knell of the democratic party In Colorado when he calls an extra session of the state legislature. The people ere against It regardless of political preferences and there wilt be a fearful protest made against the cost entailed by holding a spe cial session, and particularly when the legislature Is known as the Do- Nothing body that sat around for three months list winter and di« little else than draw pay. When will Colorado over be free from the curse of too much freaklsm In the general assembly? There were & few notable excep tions among the members that com prised that august body, Pueblo lay ing claim to a couple of the m ■ energetic ones, but on the whole the people have Just claim to enter ail kinds of complaint for the man ner in which a few righteous bills were sidetracked and expense piled up.—Pueblo Indicator. orrraiiL so txtgsjp apaa 9F x»aao-usrzs2J3 oovwrr LAMAS, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1909 “REAPIN’, ’RITIN’, ’RITHMETIC” TIME FOR SCHOOL IS ABOUT HERE We are ready with a Complete Line of SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES We are the oldest Book Dealers We know what you want, and in Prowers County Won’t Be Undersold OLD RELIABLE IT AM RD AC OLD RELIABLE Druggists Stationers Jewelers Alva JJ Drgggists Stitioiers Jew liars GET READY FOR THE BIG PROWERS COUNTY FAIR We can Sait You from Head to Foot in a Manner that will Appeal to the mo*t Particular € Splendid Men’s Clothing Utterings our • d r fall styles T* vymlm 111 DOyS are Now Ready J| «JD|I Departm’t •* •* * ever before. The most complete stock /P" • School days aTe approaching. In Lamar. just i«-c to hla prkle and to your | n a £ CA WC pock-tbook. J. lArrj OC jUlij l 1 iKttf l 100"‘PureWool illfLli OUR “BEST EVER” clothes tor fall BOYS’ SUITS I Perfect in Fit and Finish l j Matchless in Style “ You nor your boy will ever kick on the endurance or style of the “BEST EVER” LAST call on summer suits II I I Only a few Suita left. Almost a total olean-up. We are offering * them at a reduction of 25 per cent. Buy yourself one and go to the fair. It has all these guaranteed qualities; Rain proof, moth proof, indestructl- _ ble lining, elastic waistband, bottom aced, the fam-uos “Best Ever Glub’’ button, c&nv&s front, baud padded shoulders, and the new English Der- TRUNKS AND SUIT CASES ft Ji Vacation time Is here let us sell you I I ID-| j trunk, or travelling bag New line just received. lAMAR | ( LAMAR COLO. COLO. 8 Pages NUMBER 12.