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The only set of Numerical Abstracts of the Records of Prowers County. Abstracts to Farm and City Property furnished on shortest notice. Also owners of Raid win, Jay dc Co’s., Abstracts of Prowers County Records previous to the fire of JBBB. Terms reasonable. Address PftOWBK COUNTY ABSTRACT CO * MONEY TO LOAN Plenty of Ctiuau Moneyfor qood Farm and City Loans -all and soo m». I-. WlrtT MAKKHAM Ora Nelson cayie down from Eat Is to spend Christmas with home folks. M. J. McMillin returned today from a business trip to the Kunsas City ntarkets. Mrs. M. L. Stewart of Denver is ;*jsiting relatives in Lamar during the holidays. Mrs. C. M. Curry left last Friday for Argonia, Kansas, to visit over the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Gould spent Christmas in Pueblo the guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Brown. Stuart Brown, the genial clerk at N. E. Butler’s store, is spending a short vacation in Kansas. B. C. Jessup from Delta, Colorado, is in the city for a few days’ visit with his father, A. M. Jessup. J. B. Nichrfls, one of the prominent business men of Bristol, was in the county seat on business yesterday. Miss Nelle Goodale came down from Denver to spend Christinas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Goodale. Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Booton wen', down to Wichita, Kansas, to spend Christmas, and returned Monday to Umar. M. A. Thompson of San Francisco has been in Lamar this week on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Bent, and family. Geo. E. Case received the sad news of the death of his father at Prescott. lowa, today and is leaving this after noon for that place. Jas. J. Johnston, the Two Butte * dry goods merchant, spent Christina.-, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W’. J. Johnston, in Lamar. Mrs. E. E. Bartelt and daughter, Nellie Francis, returned today to their home in Lamar after a visit of several weeks with relatives in lowa. Rev. E. E. Brace came down from Cheyenne on Tuesday to officiate ut the Markham-Center wedding, and visited the following day with Lamm f riends. Judge Granby Hillyer returned from Denver where he has been hold ing court in time for Christmas, and is holding a short special session of court in this week. Hon. C. C. Goodale has been con lined to his home the past week with a severe attack of grippe, but is now much improved and expects to Ik around as usual in a few more day*. H. W. Davis of the Prowers County Abstract Company left last Friday to spend Christmas in Colorado Springs, and from there he will g<> to Montrose on business. Judge and Mrs. J. K. Doughty re turned Tuesday morning from Colo rado Springs after spending Christ mas with their daughter, Mrs. H. G. Veneman, and family. Mrs. Doughty had been there several weeks. At a special communication of La mar Lodge No. 90, A. F. & A. M.. last evening State Grand Lecturer \\. W. Cooper inspected the lodge and gave an interesting and instructive lecture and drill on the work. Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Smith, who have been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. •R. C. Goodale the past two weeks, left today for California for a visit of several weeks before returning to their home in Blairstown, Missouri. J. L. Mayfield, the Granada mer chant, was attending to business mat ters in Lamar Tuesday. Sheriff I. C. Downing was in Den ver on Tuesday attending the state meeting of district attorneys to con sider the new prohibition law’s and try to adopt some uniform interpreta tion of their complications and also uniform methods of enforcement. Grandpa J. A. Downing received a telegram on Monday announcing the arrival of a fine new boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Downing in Angeles. Jerry says his grand], honors are coming fast now but all ’re welcome. R. S. Green went to La Junta on Tuesday to take part in the reunion and banquet of the Greek letter fra ternities for the lower Arkansas val ley. Delegates from ull sections of the valley took part in this big an nual celebration and they had a grand evening of it. All our merchants have enjoyed a big holiday trade as will be seen by their new year’s greetings published this week in the various papers. It has been a big year in the mercantile line and the energetic merchants who 1 foresaw it and consistently boosted their business by advertising their goods have all had a heavy trade. Architect Geo. W. Roe of Pueblo came dow’n yesterday with the first drawings of the plans for the new Masonic Temple to be passed on by the directors of the Temple Associa tion. Mr. Roe exhibited them at the special communication of the lodge that evening and all the brothers present had the opportunity to ex amine them, and express their views to the directors. It is expected that everything will be ready to receive bids before the first of February. After Inventory Sale The W. M. Dickinson Store this week is advertising a big clean up sale beginning on next Monday. They recently completed their inventory and are now making the public a big profit-sharing offer on a large part of their big stock. On another page you will find some of the hundreds of big snaps which you can obtain at their big store. Elks Christmas The Lamar Lodge of the great or der of Elks well demonstrated the great principle of their fraternity on Christmas day when they took charge of the Lyric theater and gave a free; show for all the kiddies in towm and I a committee of the brothers distrib uted candy and toys to all the little folks who came. They were assisted by a number of the ladies and brought much cheer to many little hearts. Y. M. B. A. Christmas The Yambas as usual made a big j success of their Christmas distribu-, tion for the poor. Through tag day j and the charity boxes combined over j two hundred dollars was raised for the work, and under the superintend ence of the committee it was well ! WE WISH YOU ALL A Happy and Prosperous New Year And wish to thank you tor your liberal patronage during the year about to close, and to assure you that we will be better equipped than ever to serve yoa during 1916 with THE BEST IN OUR LINE at lowest prices. Druggist N. N. McLEAN Jeweler The Old Reliable The Buy Right and (Est. Jan. 18&5) Sell Right Store Hew year’s Greetings THE W. j. JOHNSTON MERC. CO. most cordially extends to you one and all their Best Wishes for a Pros perous New Year. We take this means of thanking you for the patronage you have given us in making the business of the year that is now at a close the best and largest that we have experienced in our twenty-nine years of continuous business in Lamar. We feel very grateful indeed to those that have given us their support and trust that you will find it to your advantage «*ind many new customers as well to make this store, the largest of its kind in Eastern Colorado, your trading place, during the coming year and years. Wishing you one and all a Happy New Year. The W. J. Johnston Merc. Co. spent and brought sunshine into many homes. One of the big Helvetia milk trucks was loaded down with, provis ions of all kinds on last Friday and the rounds of the toW'n made to see that no family was without plenty to eat for the holidays. Also fuel, clothing, blankets, and Christmas toys for the little ones wore liberally giv en out. The association is maintain ing its charity work the entire year now, but makes a specialty of the Christmas week. Delightful Luncheon One of the several complimentary entertainments of the week in honor of Miss Verda Markham, who is to be a holiday bride, was the artistic luncheon given by Mrs. G. J. Gar vin. In harmony w’ith the ocasion, the hostess used the blue bird, the symbol of happiness, for the decorations, favors and entertainment, and the en tire party was a combination of the blue bird theme, both in color and sentiment. The table was most effective with a center piece of yellow narcissus, around which were grouped blue binl place cards and candy baskets. Needle work in the form of a blue bird lunch set, was provided for the guests, and was later given to Miss Markham as a souvenir. A handsome wicker bas ket, the prize for a weight guessing contest, and a beautiful blue bird plate were also awarded Miss Markham. Seated with the honor guest were Mesdames John Y. Brown, James P. Campbell, Ray Strain, Rollin C. Good ule, Glen Kirkpatrick, J. Howard Lar rick, Lanning E. Likes, Edward Hert zog, L. Wirt Markham and the hos tess. Wrong Anniversary A young Lamar benedict went to Charley Wooden last week and asked for expert advice. He said it was his wedding anniversary and he wanted a nice present to take homo to his wife as a proper celebration of tnai great event. Charley tried to sell him a cut glass punch bowl, and when this « wouldn’t do, showed him a set of Hav iland chinaware and then a chest of community silver. When all failed to meet his taste Charley said, "Why not take her a Ford.” The young man immediately looked insulted and raid, “Why, we’ve only been married a year. This Is no tin wedding.” For Sale or Rent My fine irrigated farm of 240 acres legally described as the S. E. quarter of Sec. 9 and the went one-half of the SW. quarter of Sec. 10, all in Town ship 22, Range 47, about one mile due east of Wiley. f>o acres in wheat, re mainder in alfalfa, with fair improve ments. Will sell on easy terms at a bargain and might divide. Might consider taking livestock as part pay. Will rent for < ash or on the shares to a first class tenant. Address owner. E. A. Holtz, 1516 Cheyenne Road. Colorado Springs, Colo. I also have 220 acres 4 miles east of Rocky Ford and one of 200 acres near Pueblo, either for sale of rent.