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VOLUME XXIV. The Tree in Navigation. Special interest is aroused by p recent government publication en titled, “The Status of Forestry in the United States," because of the visit of President Taft to the Missis sippi river in the interest of the deep waterways project. The forest is the natural conservator of the stream, and before the promoters have made headway in carrying ou. their scheme they will have t< turn their attention to protecting and guarding the water supplies. It would be well, therefore, foi every person interested in the grea river improvement project, now un der contemplation, to read careful ly what Mr. Pinchot has to sa} regarding our friend the tree. The forest is usually looked up on as the source of our supply 01 wood and the life of our industries but it is no less the source and reg ulator of our waters. It will L i .lie to dump a half billion dollai into the Father of Waters for dredg ing, banking and widening its cours< unless we first guarnatee its flov and protect it against devastint. floods. “The forest means not only a permanent supply of wood and the life of all the industries whic depend upon it,” as Mr. Pincho Bays, “but also the control of th waters for human use. The sort of use that was made of natura resources during the pioneer stage while right enough at the time, i far too wasteful to be carried on i the new industrial era. In orde to know how to use a thing, how ever, it is necessary first to tin* out how much of it there is t« use, and takiug stock of our fores resources has led to startling re suits.” We are taking three and one-hal times as much timber from th land each year as we are addini by new growth, says the report, am one-third of the annual cutting i. wasted. One-eleventh of all our for ests are swept by fire and ninty nlne per cent of the timber in pri vate hands, which controls three fourths of the forests of the coun try, is managed without auy at tempt at conservation. The Union Meeting. The Union Revival which ha been conducted in the Presbyteria> church the past few weeks close, on Sunday night. The atteudau* and interest were well sustained t tue close, the house being filled oi to.iuday night, notwithstanding inclement weather. Mr. Sutherland, the soloist an chorus leader, was a great hell in the musical part of the night*, services. He employed his voU well in solo singing and gave on c. mMi-s soios very effectively ea evening. Rev. Mr. Kelly who did all 01 the preaching in the meeting prov a himself an able Evaugelist, am. the people listened with profit t the earnest sermons . The churches have partaken c tae spirit of the revival and ther* were quite a number of person* who expressed a desire for a Chris tian life . This union meeting has been . reminder that the churches have . common object in view, and th spirit of harmony which has pre vailed speaks well for the futu* of the cause in Lamir. Union Thanksgiving services wil. be held at the Baptist churci Thanksgiving night at 7:30. Rev. C. C. Cunningham of the Chrla tian church will preach. There wil. he special music. All are invite* We put the service at this hou so that all may attend. Lena's Story. Little Lena Kanouse was adopt ed one cold day by a lady with a longing for the noise of childish play. Little Lena was abandoned —so the story went at court —by a most unhappy mother, who could not ean her support. Years passed by, ant little Lena her ninth birthday saw arrive. But her tricks grew so face tious to distraction she did drlv* everyone in all the household b> her playful childish pranks. Noth ing cooled her sportive ardor — naught except parental spanks. But the climax was arrived a. when she planned her coup de grace from the top of the high stalrwa> as her mother tried to pass, Lena threw a carpet sweaper, aftei which she turned and fled, while the missile, hurling downward, 11; upon her parent’s head. To the court for wayward child ren little Lena then was led. “To the home for orphan children,” weia the words Judge Lindsey said Lena Struggled and protested; triee to break away and run, said that she was only playing, threw th. sweaper just for fun. This is all of Lena’s story. This is all to tell as yet—maybe later, when she grows up, she will be a suffragette.—Denver Republican. The Lamar Register Yaller Journalism. The worst exhibition of rotten yaller Journalism that has been in flicted on this section has been the Pueblo Chieftain’s attacks of the past few months on Prowers coun ty officers over the Starr case. It was carried on right up to the morn ing on which Starr admitted hib guilt, the last attack not arriving in Umar until after his plea oi guilty had been made to the district court. The Chieftain for the few dollars the Starr family was willing to pa;, them have heaped an abundance oi ying abuse on Sheriff Simpson and uls deputies, but they care little for what the sheet says as it has small circulation here and its cours* will make this less. Starr was wanted and feared in a half dozen states and no officers had the nerve to go after him and get him until Sheriff Simpson was sworn in and .ndertook the job. He took him ind brought him into court and lit was forced to confess guilt, yet th Chieftain claimed even on the dav >f trial that It was persecution o; in innocent man. They manufact tred a cock and bull story about Harr having a key to the jail an •efuslng to use It. It only take, .'our different keys to get out o *he cells and into the corridor o >ur jail, and as many more would >e needed to make an escape. Tbit •ives a fair sample of the depen lence to be placed in any of the Chieftain's statements. The Prow rs county officers have treated Itarr fairly throughout, and he has ■.lways been at liberty to see any >erson necessary for the making ip of his defense. He would have eceived a fair trial, but chose to hrow himself on the mercy of th* ourt. Sheriff Simpson is recelv— ng the thanks and congratulations >f all good citizens on his work in ids case. DANGEROUS FAKES. Tricks to Introduce Alum Baking Powders which should he Exposed. There has recently been atterapt d at some of our grocery stores, ind also at dwelling houses. by igents who are trying to sell alum making powders, what the exhibitors all a baking powder test. They pretend to show by some boiling k est thatj pure cream of tartar bak ing powders contain something that .•very woman of Intelligence knows i hey do not. It does not need a chemist to ex pose this trick. Cream of tartar, which Is the chief constituent of the .*e«t and most wholesome baking powder, is originally a clear white crystal. This is ground into a fine, reamy flour in which form, mixed with baking soda it is present in .be baking powder. Cream of tar tar, when mixed with water and miled simply returns to its crystal line form, and that is all there is to the so-called test. The matter of special interest to the public is to know what these people offer in place of cream of tartar powders of well known purity and established reputation against which these slanders are directed, .'ney are offering a baking powder v'hlch official analyses have repeat edly shown is made from alum, a drug so well recognized by physi ians and scientists as injurious to aelath that iu many countries its ise in bread is entirely prohibited. Jo cheap and inferior are the In ;redlents of this powder that il osts to make less than three cents i pound. No prudent housewife will knowingly put stuff as this In -o her food. TWENTY TEAKS AGO. Notice From Lamar Register of November 16, 1889. On last Monday the president ap pointed Judge C. C. Goodale re ceiver of the Lamar laud office. The appointment gives universal satisfaction and is a deserving com pliment to one of our foremost and most enterprising citizens. Judge Goodale has been identified with Umar since August 1886, and his many friends unite in hearty con gratulations . Sheriff-elect McCurry and F. H. Ro sac ran*. were up from Granada this week. B. B. Brown was elected a vice president of the State Silver league. (We were all silverltes then.) P. M. Keen of Monument was made contest clerk at the land of fice. Coroner Deeter returned from lowa on Monday, his family will ar rive in a few days » ornstai. z>r a oar phoutxxw 30wrr LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1909. MSLEAN BROS. I THE OLD RELIABLE r DRUGGISTS STATIONERS JEWELERS w-e | j n _ • We have a full assortment of fine W have Just received a large in- DOOKS (IXICt OtStUOFICrV Perfumes of well known standard voice of the latest In. Jew.Jry, Includ* J manufacturers. Packages from 26c lug Ladles' Dutch Collar Pins, Belt to $6.00, Bulk 60c to $l.OO per ounce. Pins and Buckles, Broaches, Hat Fine line of Box Paper, Tabl (ts, etc., at lowest prices. Leaver, Pu- also a full line of toll t preparations. Pins, Fobs, Necklace a. Bracelets, eblo, Kansas City and St. Louis Dally papers and all popular Periol- Tr J 11 J ar of “Peach Blow Cream" Hair ornaments, etc. cals on sale. W*.» take subscriptions for any News Paper or Magazl * or chapped hands—Guaranteed. ne in the United States. The W. J. JOHNSTON Mercantile Company W.L. DOUGLAS “DON’T” ;il 0 / IS I I vJ r. n\ON T buy your boy • aKVS'' r ! sJ Suit with extra button* I lit if and loose patches. 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