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THE LAMAR REGISTER
Published Weekly by GEO. B. MERRILL Editor end Proprietor Subscription price, $1.60 per Year ■ Knt.rod at th. Po.toMc. mX L*m*r. Colorado, a* ••cond eUas matter. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8, 1915. More Letters After sinking the Arabic Germany assured us it was all a mistake, that the submarine had acted without au thority and her sea policy had been so modified as to insure protection for Americans. And the next day they sank another vessel without warning and another American went to his grave. Austria gave us solemn as surances that she had the most friend ly feelings for America. And the next day letters were discovered showing that the Austrian ainbasador was try ing to bulldoze workmen in American factories to strike. England, France and Italy notified us that they would extend additional privileges to our commerce. And the next day they added cotton, our chief export, to the list of contraband. We are now pre paring letters of protest. Such is our vigorous foreign policy that has been heralded as producing wonderful re sults—wonderful indeed that any na tion pretending to be first-class would stand for them. Little Servia refused such indignity on the ground that it was better to lose national existence than to maintin it by dishonor. Any man can keep a nation at peace through dishonor, but it takes a states man to maintain peace with honor. The grave situation is rapidly focusing the eyes of the nation on our greatest statesman, Elihu Root. NEW INDUSTRY L. M. Appel Fish Co. Will Handle the Fish Product of Amity Lakes Last week marked the establish ment of a new industry at Lamar which is proving a success from the start and promises to develop into a large concern. For a number of years various parties have made attempts to do something with the fish from the big Amity lakes, but through lack of practical knowledge of the trade all have failed. The fishing privilege an(| business finally fell into the hands of L. M. Appel of Holly, and he has now organized The L. M. Appel Fish Co., which has the exclusive fishing priv ilege for the lakes. Mr. E. T. Pratt after a careful in vestigation of all the lakes and reser voirs of Colorado has decided that this is the best proposition and has ac cepted the management of the busi ness with headquarters in Lamar. They are now located at 102 North Fourth street. Mr. Pratt is from the Florida coast and has had 25 years experience in the business on the Gulf of Mexi co and Atlantic coast, and is thorough ly acquainted with every feature of the business, as fisherman, packer and shipper. He camped at the lakes for two months and thoroughly investi gated before deciding. He informs us that these big lakes with over 75 miles of shore line and depth of 96 feet in places are overstocked with fish so badly that they have not the opportunity to grow to full size. He says the supply is inexhaustible. He says they are easily caught and the continually running water and sandy bottom gives them an-especially fine flavor and makes them easily pre pared for shipment. He is shipping them either fresh or salted as his trade desires, and within a reasonable distance they will be shipped alive if desired. Although the company has only had its headquarters here for a few days they are already making large ship ments, and the business is increasing so rapidly that there is every pros pect that it will soon be an important industry and give employment to a number of people. There is no limit to the supply, and the business is only limited to the market that can be de veloped. La Junta 4, Lamar 1 Lamar put a patched up team in the field Sunday to meet La Junta and at that gave them a good argument. Fred Littler pitched one of the best games of the season, striking out nine men and allowing but five hits. The La mar team however lacked the neces sary- batting and running pep to put scores across. They backed up their pitcher in good shape and held La Junta to a low score but could not score themselves. Rocky Ford comes down next week for the last game of the season on the home grounds, and as this game is of vital importance to the Ford team they can be depended on to make a hard fight. The box score of the Sunday game was as fol lows: LAMAR AB R H PO A E Pate, ss 4 1 0 0 1 2 Lomasney, 2b 2 0 0 1 0 0 Love, c 3 0 1 10 3 0 Wallace, lb 4 0 0 10 0 0 Hines, 3b 4 0 0 3 4 0 Kenlin, If 3 0 0 0 0 0 Lindner, cf 3 0 0 2 0 0 Baldwin, rf 3 0 0 11 1 Littler, p 2 0 1 0 11 Totals 29 1 2 27 10 4 LA JUNTA AB R H PO A E Merrill, 3b 3 1 0 0 2 0 Addington, 2b 4 1 2 3 5 0 Foster, If 3 0 1 0 0 0 Forrester, lb 4 0 0 12 0 2 Brown, cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 Gardner, c,.4 1 0 6 2 0 Chellgord, ss 8 0 0 4 2 1 Samuels, rf 4 0 0 1 0 0 Griffin, p 3 0 0 0 4 0 Totals 32 4 5*26 15 3 • Baldwin out, hit by batted ball. Score by innings: Lamar 0 000 0 1 0 0 o —x La Junta 0 0000121 o—l Summary—Three base hit, Adding ton. Base on balls, off Littler 1, off Griffin 2. Struck out, by Littler 9, by Griffin 4. Hit by pitcher, Lomasney. Sacrifice hits, Lomasney, Chellgord, Griffin. Wild pitch, Griffin. Umpire, Byrnes. Rocky’s Hoodoo Wichita did not take Renell with them as expected but left him to fin ish the season with Fort Lyon, so Sun day he took his sixth straight game from Rocky Ford on the latter's grounds by a score of 2 to 1. This ties the race between the Ford and La Junta with Fort Lyon only one game behind. It is anybody’s championship now and cannot be settled until the last game is played on the 19th. Rocky Ford protested the Sunday game be cause Evans played with Fort Lyon. Several of the Fort Lyon players jumped their contracts and left the team in a bad plight and it w-as neces sary to fill in. The box score is us follows: FORT LYON AB R H PO A E Evans, If 2 0 0 2 0 0 Wyckoff, rf 4 0 1 4 0 0 Bush, 2b 4 0 0 1 4 0 Pyle, ss 4 0 0 0 4 0 Mellecker, 3b 4 0 1 0 3 0 Queary, lb 3 1 2 11 0 0 Bergerhoff, c 4 0 1 9 1 0 Pijut, rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 Renell, p 3 11 0 0 0 Totals 32 2 6 27 12 0 ROCKY FORD AB R H PO A E Matney, ss 4 0 0 • 0 0 2 Cummings, rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 R. Swink, cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 Maxwell, lb 4 0 2 7 0 0 D. Whalen, If 3 0 1 2 0 0 Jackson, rf, p 4 0 11 1 0 C. Swink, 2b 4 0 0 1 0 1 A. Whalen, c 4 0 0 13 3 1 McGraw, p o 0 0 0 1 0 Maier, rf 1 0 1 2 0 0 Dunlap, p 1 l l o 3 0 Totals 33 17 27 8 4 Score by innings: Fort Lyon 00 11 0000 o—2 Rocky Ford ...0 0100000 o—l Summary—Stolen bases, Wyckoff 2, D. Whalen. Two base hits, Renell, Dunlap, Maxwell, Jackson. Three base hit, Queary. Left on bases, Fort Lyon 5, Rocky Ford 7. Hit by pitched ball, D. Whalen. Sacrifice hits, Queary, Adams. Struck out, by Renell 9, by Dunlap 3, by Jackson 10. Bases on balls, off Renell 1, off McGraw l. Umpire, Oberling. Valley League Notes Standing of the Clubs P W L PC. Rocky Ford 22 13 9 .591 La Junta 22 13 9 .591 Fort Lyon 22 12 10 .545 Lamar 22 6 16 .273 Paradox Pointers Mrs. Cleve Roseboom of Girard, Kansas, recently visited relatives ami friends in our vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Haskins enter- NO. 374 S Report of the Condition of THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK AT LAMAR, in the Statu of Colorado, at ihe close of business Sept. 2, 1915 RESOURCES LIABILITIES Loans and discounts (except Capital stock paid In $ 50000 00 those shown below $243244 93 Surplus fund 40000 00 Overdrafts, secured. None; unse- Total Capital and Surplus ... $ 90000 00 cured. None Undivided profits ....$10507 8. U. S. bonds deposited to secure Reserved for taxes ... 1959 09 12406 96 circulation (par value) 12500 00 Less current expenses, inter- Securltles other than U. S. bonds cst, and taxes paid 30 95 12436 01 (not Including stocks) owned Circulating notes 12500 00 unpledged 7557 47 Less amount on hand and in Subscription to stock of Federal Treasury for redemption or Reserve Bank $5400.00 In transit 302 50 12197 50 Less amount unpaid $2700 00 2700 00 Due to banks and Value of banking house (If un- hankers (other than / encumbered 3000 on Included above) ....$ 21399 90 Furniture and fixtures 500 Ou Demand deposits: Real estate owned other than Individual deposits banking house 180 00 subject to check $184360 22 Net amount due from Federal Certificates of de- Reserve Bank 4398 66 posit due In less Net amount due from approved than 30 days ... 12432 98 reserve agents in New York, Certified checks 2 00 Chicago, and St. Louis $ 7368 65 Cashier's checks Net amount due from approved outstanding .... 151 95 218847 05 reserve agents In other re- Certificates of deposit 19605 03 serve cities 38856 38 46225 03 Total deposits 237952 08 Net amount due from banks and hankers (other than included above .> 4687 03 Other checks on banks In the same city or town as report ing bank 5634 87 Outside checks and other cash Items 87 00 Fractional currency. nickels. and cents 194 36 281 35 Notes of other national banks. . 1200 0u Lawful money reserve in bank: Total coin and certificates .. 18851 25 Legal-tender notes 1000 00 Redemption fund with U. 8. Treasurer (not more than 6 per cent on circulation) 626 00 Total 8862686 69 Total $352585 59 STATE OF COLORADO, COUNTY OF PROWERS. SS. I, J. F. Maurer. Assistant Cashier of the above named hank, do solemnly swear that the above state ment Is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. J. F. MAURER, Asst. Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this Bth d-> Correct Attest: of September, 1915. W. C. GOULD. (Seal) ESKEL A. LUNDOREN. A. N. PARRISH. Notary Public. B. B. BROWN. My commission expires May 14, 1916. Directors tained about forty young people at a house party last Saturday evening in honor of their daughter, Miss Gladys, whose birthday occurred on that day. Social games were enjoyed until a late hour and dainty refreshments served by the hostess, assisted by Mrs. T. F. Hover. Mrs. T. M. Hall was quite sick last week but her friends are glad to know that she is recovering. Edw. Pierson and force of men of Lamar are building two large concrete silos on the Ratliff ranch near the school house. Mr. Ratliff is also hav ing a deep well drilled on the same place and work is progressing day and night. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Alman of Mar ion county, Missouri, are visiting their relatives, the Hurd brothers, here and attended the Arkansas Valley fair at Rocky Ford last week. They pro nounced the fair better than their Marion county fairs and that is saying a great deal for our valley, which is only about thirty years old. The last session of the Paradoz em broidery club was held at the home of Mrs. T. M. Hall August 26th. There was a good attendance and a very en joyable afternoon was spent. A fea ture of the program was a word con test in which Mrs. J. F. Mitchell and Mrs. Geo. Russell were prize winners. The hostess served a two-course lunch ussisted by the Misses Kane, Has kins, Irwin and Driskel. Our schools begins next week. The time of opening was postponed for a few days on account of finishing some necessary repairs and cleaning up the work. TOLL TO THE PAST By JOHN CRAMER. Home, the grocer of the busy little Long Island town, looked up quizzing ly at the young fellow who stood be fore him. "Looking for a Job. eh?" he asked, surveying his rather furtive expres sion. “What’s your name?” "James Bennett,” answered the oth er, and wondered whether it was Home's kindly face that made him tell the truth against his will. ”1 used to milk, five years ago,” said Bennett, a slow flush creeping over his features. “Then you go straight up that road and ask for Mr. Home's farm," said the grocer. “When you come to It go In and tell Minnie, my daughter, that you're the new hand I’ve hired. And If you've got a euitcaße, take It along with you." A few minutes after Bennett had left Home's store, Home received a visit from a stranger which made him very thoughtful. In fact he closed his store a half hour ahead of time and hurried to his house. Minnie met him at the gate and gave him a hug. She was a pretty girl of twenty, and growing more like her mother every day, her father would declare. He took her by the hands and tried to read her eyes. "New hand come?" he asked. “Yes, and he's a dandy, tatner, de clared the girl. "He went right to work In the garden, and he's there now.” Home strolled over to where Bennett was working In the garden. He stood watching the young fellow at work. Bennett bad certainly performed won ders. Home was sorry for him. Bennett came toward him, hoe In hand. "Mr. Home." he said, with a flushed face, “I ought to have told you something. I came out of Elmira last month, where they sent me for three years for theft. I gqf In with bad companions when I came to the city. Nobody would give me work after that, and the police hounded me. I walked out from New York. I want a chance to do better." “You can have it, Bennett,” answered Home, turning away abruptly. “Now I wonder what made me tell the fellow that!" be soliloquized. Nobody In the town knew of Ben nett's record, except Home. Gradual ly the boy's step grew lighter, his com plexion clearer. He was the best work er Home had ever had. It was evident that be had been sincere In bis ex pressed intentions. Home ceased to think of his past except as youthful folly. He made him manager of his dairy a year later. Bennett went to night school. Everybody spoke well of him. What turned Home’s thoughts along very serious lines was the evident at tachment that was springing up be tween Bennett aud ftlnule. The two would saunter aloug the lanes, arm In arm, after the day s work was done. At first Home thought little of It. It was not until be saw, in the darkness, a black sleeve-line against the white of his daughter's waist that he realized she would some day leave him. He was expecting Bennett to come to him. But Instead of that he came home to find Minnie In tears and Ben nett gone. A letter was lying on the table, and Home picked It up and read It. Bennett wrote that he couldn't face Home and tell him that be had de ceived him. Since leaving the reform atory he had committed a burglary. Suspicion had never directed itself to him, but that was the real reason why he had left New York. He had tried hard during those two years to put It out of his mind, but now that he loved Minnie he was going back to take hla punishment, and asked them to forget him. Home whistled and took his daugh ter in his arms. "The fellow was a scoundrel,” he said. “No, father," she answered. “I love him. He Is a good man." . . . Bennett hardly saw the faces in the courtroom. He stood patiently before the judge. How much would he get? Five years? Seven to twelve years? He could hardly expect mercy; the crime had been planned In the reform atory. And Bennett had refused to divulge the name of his confederate. Wonderlngly Bennett saw Home standing before him. speaking to the Judge. He told him of his life In the village, and how he had voluntarily come In to the city to surrender him self because the past preyed on his conscience. He was asking for a sus pended sentence. Bennett did not know what the ludse was saying. He stood dumblv in the box until the warden touched him on the arm. "You’re free,” he said. Bennett only stared at him. The mail became Impatient. Suddenly Ben- uta r.anas esaen 1C «cac : strong clasp. "Come along, my boy,” said Home. “Where?” stammered Bennett. “Where7" echoed Home. “Why. to —to Minnie, of course. She’d give me flts If I didn’t bring you back to sup per." (Copyright. 1915, by W. O. Chapman.) Preserving Conscience. "They tell me you have signed the pledge?” “Yes.’’ replied Uncle Billy Bottle top. “And I’m goln’ to keep on signin’ it. Whatever happens, no one ain’t goln* to be able to say my In tentions wasn't good.** NOT A HERO TO HIS FATHER Michael O'Leary, Br., Thought That Hie Son Might Have Done More Than He Old. No man Is a hero to hla own valet. That la proverbial. Ia any man a hero to his own father? Maybe that de pends on circumstances. The British hero of the hour Is the Irishman. Mi chael O’Leary, who won the Victoria cross by bayoneting eight Germans As many articles and poemß have been written about hla deed as were writ ten In the United States at the time of the destruction of the Maine about the man who coolly reported to Captain Slgsbee that the “ship has been blown up and Is sinking " Now a recruiting poster has made Its appearance. Un der a fanciful picture of O'Leary slay ing the eight Germans, Is the admoni tion: "Follow the example of Michael O'Leary. V. C., and Join an Irish regi ment today.” But It appears that Daniel O’Leary. Michael's father, Is almost disap pointed In his son. According to a correspondent the sire of the Victoria cross hero was Interviewed and asked if he was surprised at his sou's brav ry He replied: “I am surprised he didn't do more I often laid out twenty men myself ith a stick coming from Macroon it, and It Is a bad trial of Mick that he could kill only eight, and he having .. riile and bayonet.” Thus (he rising generation stands rf What Love Does. Patience—lt la said only about one person In fifteen has perfect eyesight Patrice—And yet even that one is fooled when she comes to get married. Guest Thought He Had ’Em. James F. McGee, former cashier of the Crestwood bank of Louisville, Ky., got the scare of his life and suffered a shock which necessitated calling a physician when he found a six-foot "Georgia bull” snake crawling about his room In a local hotel. Thinking a friend was playing a Joke on him, McGee grabbed the snake, when the reptile began to show fight and put up a hard battle. Clerks and attaches of the hotel came to his rescue. A clerk at the hotel said the snake belonged to a vaudeville performer whose room was directly above that of McGee’s. FOR SALE—I6O acres, twelve miles from Holly; good, no sand; mortgage $250. Must sell by September 10th. Ask $BOO, make me an offer. N. O. HOWE, Lawrence, Kansas.