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Published Weekly by GEO. a MERRILL Editor and Proprietor Subscription price, $1.60 per Year Entered at U>« Postoiaoe at lanur, Colorado, aa Mcond claaa mat tar. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1916. Work Begins on Temple The necessary stock having been sold to insure the building of the ad dition to the Masonic Temple the directors on Tuesday afternoon signed the contracts with the Brown Lumber Co. and C. C. Huddleston for the con struction and heating and light plants, and the former company already has a force of men on the ground getting ready to begin the work of construc tion. The contracts call for the lower floor to be ready for occupancy in June, and the lodge room by the sec ond week in August. Big Show The production of the great spec tacular play, “The Birth of a Nation” at the opera house this week has at tracted large audiences even at the high price which is always maintain ed for seats by this company. From a scenic standpoint it has had no eq ual in the line of picture shows and the ability to make the striking scenes of armies inarching and buildings burning, and especially the asassina tion of President Lincoln seem lifelike has made the pictures the greatest theatrical success of many seasons, when the play itself on the stage was in no sense a success. From a his torical standpoint the sins both of commission and omision are flagrant, but this does not detract from its upertucular effect. Going Some The tirst of this week an addition al one cent was added to the price of gasoline. With the ever swelling price of this necessary of life, the question naturally arises who is put ting the gas in the price of gasoline. It used to be the fashion to lay it all on poor old Jawn L>., but they are all doing it now —and the war is the goat. War, however, can’t explain why it is arbitrarily placed four cents a gallon higher in Colorado than in Kansas. No difference how high or how cheap it gets a mile trip across the state line adds four cents to its price, and there is the great injustice. Colorado won't kick on paying its fait share of anything, but a jump of four cents on Ford juice over Kansas is some tough. Still it is better than living in Kansas, so cheer up. COMPANY C, NATIONAL GUARD Large Attendance at the Regular In- j spection of Local C ompany Captain W. T. Bates of Denver, the regular army inspector for this divis f ion, wus in Lamar this week for the regulur inspection of Co. C, which oc curred W’ednesday evening at the armory. There was a good attend ance of the militia boys, Holly send ing up a delegation of twenty-two, and Umar enough to make the full roll call forty-five. Several more came in from the country around here to) late to get in on the work. Capt. 11. C. Byrnes hus aroused considerable interest in the drills of the company of late, and finds the greatest diiti culty to overcome is the fact that a lurge portion of the company lives at such a distance that it is hard to get enough out to the regular drills to muke them effective. A number of the young men of Lainar have been considering the proposition of joining the company of late, and it is hoped that the muster roll will soon be con siderably enlarged. The drills from the standpoint of health and training are superior to any form of athletics; while at the present time with the great question of preparedness before before the people, a large enlistment in the militia on the part of the young men of the country would be a great encouragement to those favoring the proposition, and an argument of great force in converting others. Every pos sible help and encouragement should be given Capt. Byrnes in the work he has undertaken of recruiting the lo cal company up to full strength. A fine militia company is a splendid ad vertisement for a city, it builds up a patriotic and stable spirit among the, young men, and their armory if the company is large enough to maintain it properly is a fine social club for them. With a little boosting on the part of our citizens a big impetus could be given to this worthy organ ization. Capt. Bates complimented the local company and its officers or. the large attendance and the efficiency manifested in the drills. The Evangelist Campaign The executive committee of the evangelistic meeting met on Monday evening in the lecture room of the Presbyterian church. Estimates from the several committees as to the prob able expense of the proposed cam paign were heard. The figures are yet incomplete, but will soon be com pleted so that the Tabernacle Com mittee which has the raising of the guarantee fund, can begin its work this week. All expanses of the meet ing will be cared for in the meetings. The guarantee fund is only a guaran tee, and is not to be called for ex cepting in case of some unexpected emergency. The Evangelist, Hugh A. Knowles, informs the Committee that never has he had to draw upon the guarante fund in any of his meetings. It was decided last evening that the tabernacle shall be erected on the vacant lot at the northwest corner of the intersection of West Olive ami South Fifth streets. Evangelist Knowles has been engaged for some weeks in union meetings with some of the churches in the city of Chi cago. Spring Colonist Excursions (auiQima and Arizona Tickets on sale daily _March2s to April 14 from LAMAR $32.50 way Modern \ tourist sleepers . and chair cars on fast Santa Fe trains. Personally conducted Tourist sleepers three times a week. Fred H«rvey me.! jervlce. * bo write to C. I.Sesgrmv™, Gen. CnloMMtua Agt. 2301 Kail» ay Lichan**. » ‘hlogo U Aritufi* nixl San Jumjutn Valley latxl C *M Write or c*U for details. PAINTS Regardless of advance in our list of Paints, you can buy, this week only McMurtry’s Honse Paints $2.00 per gal. Lincoln House Paints $2.00 per gal. Barn Paints $l. per gal. We are headquarters for all refinishing Paints, Varnishes, and all Stains All House Furnishing at marked down prices. Special cut prices this week on Auto Accessories. The W. M. Dickinson Co. Store It’s a Little Further But It Pays to Walk NEW SPRINGGOODS W c invite your attention to our new Spring Goods just coming in. Our lines are now very complete. Why wait u til warm weather to do your sewing. GINGHAMS MADRAS 5000 yards Cheviots, mill ends, suit- 7l f The ideal material for 20r able for petticoats, waists, etc., special 1 shirts and waists AMOSKEAG DRESSES Both plain and fancy. They Children’s gingham and percale, all CO never fade sizes and styles, from 50c to v TOILE DU NORDE LADIES’ HOUSE DRESSES The best fancy, nothing prettier 1 C_ Percale, well made and neatly 4-1 A A for dresses . 10C trimmed JI.UU STRONG CLOTH AMOSKEAG GINGHAM DRESSES A very serviceable material for romp- 101 _ Dainty colors and de- $1.50 ers, dresses, etc., in good patterns - signs, $1.25 and PERCALE SHOES $1.39 _ , i . „„i A bargain counter of Shoes and Slip-ff 1 OQ ors,"best grade'ltot ' fo'/c lSc "'° rth an<l sl * 39 special at 2 CAps THREAD Auto Sport Caps 75c, $l, $1.25, *2.00 Clark’s & Coates, per spool 4c A new line Suits and Sport (oats must be Our remnant counter is always attractive seen to be appreciated N E BUTLER NEW STORE A^# *-*• 1 L,LjIV CASH STOR 208 South Main, Lamar, Colorado. Want New School House The large settlement of recent months in the region on upper Clay creek brings with it a great need fo: school facilities, and the enterprising people in 26-46 have organized a dis trict and aa there ia very little prop erty as yet they are building a school by popular subscription. They raised $l4O themselves, ami a committee composed of Dr. F. E. Cashbum. Rev. R. D. Webster and W\ E. Bebout cam.* to Lamar this week and inet with great success in raising the rest of the amount needed. NOTICE It is a violation of the law to move bees without first notifying the in spector, so they can be examined and a permit given to move them. This is to prevent the spread of bee dis uses. The inspector wishes the co operation of all interested in bee keeping so that Prowers county may be free from bee disease. D. C. POLEMUS, Inspector. [SEEDS! GARDEN, FIELD & FLOWER Seeds that have been tested When buying your feeds from us you can rest as sured that you get the best seeds obtainable. Seeds that do nut show proper vitality under our germa nation test is de-troyed, rt*gar«ile>B of what they are or what they cost. Thin assurance can’t be had when you buy from other than a reliable seed firm who are equip pod to look after your interests and give you seeds of ■ strong vitality . GARDEN SEEDS “ ,h - I ANION SRTS ln all the varitie * and * n an y * Ul'lUli «JL I quantity you may wish. ALFALFA SFFD article but we We also have the following field seeds Millet, Milo Maize, Feterita, Cane, Sudan Grass and Sweet Clover You will find our prices right and the quality is unsurpassed. I tS* Strain Bros -1 B Phone Lamar 9 Lamar, Colo. I Will Sacrifice High Grade Piano For immediate sale THE DENVER MUSIC COMPANY will sacrifice u strictly high grade piano which is at Lamar. Liberal terms. Particulars will be furnished upon application to THE DENVER MUSIC COMPANY at Denver, Colo. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION NOTICE OF STOCKHOLDERS’ MEET ING Lamar, Colo.. Feb. 24, 1916 Hi.; .stockholders of The W F Mc ' Lumber Company are hereby notl .' 1 I'*'' annual meeting of the « Ha, 2 company will be !, * .it the office of the company. In »• V'ty °. f Lamar, Colo., on Tuesday, th- Hth day of March. A. D. 1916. at the hour often thirty (10:30) o'clock llr \ cald date, for the election of the f .°M the # ensu,n a year and for ~,t r sn K a ci l on °J * uc i l other business • s may be brought before the meeting CHAB. MAXWELL, Secretary.