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VOLUME XXIV. Publicity Campaign. One of the campaigns which the Arkanass Valley Commercial Asso ciation, the newly; organized val ley federation, hopes to conduct suc cessfully is in respect to coloniza tion. Steps 'are now being taken by the officers of the association to pui such a campaign in force, this year, in such way as may be possible, and early next spring by concerted ac tion and after careful preparation. Two things are proposed in pre paring for such a colonization c;. paign: Widespread publicity, and demonstrated work by the rai roads and others. The publlcity campaign now being put forth for the Valley of Content, possible lr its scope and strength because ♦ the Eighteenth National Irrigation Congress and exposition, Pueblo, September 26-30, 1910, can hardly have been excelled, when It Is ovei for general results. It Is felt. Officers and attaches of the At chison, Topeka & Santa Fe ra road have been discussing with th officers of the Arkansas Valley Con merciak association the possibilities of a demonstration campaign. Th details are not yet complete, an« the full scope of the work has no been agreed upon, but it is certair there will be\ something worth while along this line next spring. Th! work, for the road, will pro bah I be in charge of the Industrial an colonization departments of t railroad. In charge respectively, Wesley Merritt and R. E. Wilson and C. L. Seagraves. President on of the valley federation has beei in active correspondence with thes men, and has had personal Intel views with them as well. The purpose is to have a well equipped and weihappolnted spe< ial train leave Chicago with repn sentatlves of the big Chicago news papers so Interested in the West' work today, with photographers with complete information, litera ture of all kinds, etc., and with ex perts of the United States depart ment of agriculture, of state ex perimental stations, and of practi cal and successful men who know the Valley of Content and what it can do. At Kansas City, furthei newspaper men and experts woui Join the train, and then It would start through the valley at about Dodge City, working Us way very leisurely along, with a schedule that would permit stops at every point, big or little. There would be open air meetings when possible, and the locality would be expected to ex tract the highest amount of good out of the stop. Lectures would be delivered, some demonstration work be done, local succeses would be pointed out. In alfalfa, beets fruit, melons, and all that the va! ley raises. Pictures would be take! and newspaper pieces written by tne column. The Idea Is practical. Is enticing to the publicist and booster, haf been put into effect in the extreme west by railorads and commercial organizations, and certainly Is more than a possibility for the Valley of Content. The Captain of Plymouth. The pupils of the high school presented a very pleasing rendition of "The Captain of Plymouth," a comic operatta, to a crowded aud ience at tne opera house Friday night. This production was under the management of Miss McCandliss and showed careful training on the part of the participants. Everyone is familiar with the story of the "Courtship of Miles blandish," and James Fortune in toe role of Captain Miles Standlsh gave a very pleasing and amusing modern version of this character. Lee Yager, as Elder Brewster, acted the role very effectively. He has a good voice and played the part of the solemn elder with a great deal of skill, and gave it a degree of feeling whlcn is extreme ly difficult tor an amateur to do. Miss Mae Woodard, as Priscilla, old some excellent singing and act ing and handled her part very cre ditably, while William Coover, as John Alden, showed much ability and cleverness, both as a friend oi otanttish and an admirer of Pris cilla. Miss Mabel McMillln. as Mil dred, a Puritan maiden, surprised ner friends by the stage ability she displayed, her manner was free and easy and her sweet voice was Just suited to the setting of the play. l>e serving mention should be made of all the participants as each one did their part well. The In dian ghost dance under the leader ship of Chief Wattawamut Carrico being very warlike and realistic, and the brave soldiers were cer tainly complete and Imposing from The Lamar Register their big Strong leaders down to Harlan Maxwell, the lively* flag hearer. The whole cast was very pleasing and made a very favorable impres sion on the audience. Have Passed the Line of Safety. Just now, when so much is being said, even In Republican newspa pers, of the pressing need of ad ditional Tariff reduction, and when it is proposed to greatly enlarge the powers of the Tariff board so that provision can be made for a reopening of the Tariff question witu further reduction distinctly con tempiateo, it would he well If more general attention were to be giveu to the facts of trade officially pro mulgated from Washington. For the ten months ended with Apiii imports were $1,318,269,472, ex ceeding those of the correspond ing ten months of last year bj $247,(164,912. Exports in the ten mouths ended with April were si.- 485,991,906, exceeding by $63,723,- 169 those of the same months oi last year. The excess of exports over Imports in the ten months euu ed with April Is $167,732,434, a gainst $301,074,177 in the corre sponding months of last year. in cnis connection the Albany Journal remarks: Such exhibits as this are the most convincing arguments that can he advanced In support of the conten tion that downward revision of tne tariff and extension of the free list nave been carried fully as far as they can be without serious results to American interests. In fact, the question may soon obtrude It self, if imports continue to increase greatly and exports only a little, whether tariff concessions have not already passed the line of safety. imports do continue to increase, month after month, under the new tariff. Unquestionably Tariff con cessions have already passed the Tine of safety. Prowess Comity Good Roads Asso ciation Holly. Colorado, May 21, 1910. A call is issued for a meeting o» the Prowers county Good Roads .as sociation to be held iu the rooms of the Lamar Commercial Club As sociation , 8 p. m. Friday, May 2 1 , 1910. the ratification of the appoint ments of several vice-presidents, tne discussion of the location auu improvement of the State Highway in Prowers county, and other mat ters of importance will be presented You are earnestly requested to oe present and to bring as inauj others as possible, especially farm ers, who are Interested in goou roads. Respectfully* SAM G. PORTER. President i*rowers County Good Roads Asso ciation. Knights of Pythias. All K. of P. members are request ed to meet at the lodge room at 1:30 p. m. Monday, May 30. Pro cession will form at 2 o’clock aud march to cemetery with G. A. R. and other fraternal orders, where short service will be held and graves decorated. K. of P. Memorial service will be held at regular meeting of lodge next Monday evening. FRED MARX, C. C. Mrs. J. W. Bent gave a "Chins shower" last Saturday evening for Miss Flossie Smith, who is to be come a bride thisweek. Thu taole was appropriately decorated wltb a mi nature bride and groom, while the center was occupied by the beautiful China with ribbons run ning to the plate of the guest of honor. Mrs. Bent always proves a charming hostess and this occasion was no exception. TWENTY YEARS AGO. Notes From Lamar Register of May 24, 1890 i MM • Mr. A. J. Hasty has been ap pointed ' engineer at the water works. J. D. Turner of and Geo. 8. Merrill oi Uranada were appoint ed census enumerators for Prowers county. L&mar was celebrating her fourth anniversary with a parade, speech es and other ceremonies. u. 8. 8rown was appointed by state Chairman Wolfe Londoner as Prowers county’s first member of the republican state committee. orprotjlx- traurspxraa or pwoursns ccttmtet LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 35, ItflO. 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They grasp the foot, lightly URR Union Made Trousers —we ji' Jj, 1^ but firmly—no gaping insteps-no chafing heels. the “- Come ln a, ‘ d Boe W .Wiill for yoursoif how much better look- wf* m « _ m gfr *ng an( * more comfortable they are styles ss«l/U than the ordinary kind. TirouftCffk 8 Pages NUMBER 80.