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.
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
Mrs. M. L. Stewart of Denver is
;*jsiting relatives in Lamar during
Mrs. C. M. Curry left last Friday
for Argonia, Kansas, to visit over
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.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Booton wen',
down to Wichita, Kansas, to spend
Christmas, and returned Monday to
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
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
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.
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
Wishing you one and all a Happy New
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
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
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
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
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.
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