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TH£ LAMAR REGISTER
Published Weekly by GEO. B. MERRILL Editor and Proprietor Subscription price $1.50 per Year ============================ Entered at the Postofficc at Lamar, Colorado, at* second c.ass matter. W EDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1916 Extra Gardener Not Needed It looks as if the only brush to be trimmed around the White House the next four years will be out on the lawn. Mrs. Wilson has become so handy clipping: coupons that she caq probably attend to it. Made a Mistake It looks like the Prowers county re publicans got so used to voting for the first man for each office that when they came to treasurer they forgot to change cars. • Considerate It was very considerate of Presi dent Wilson to put Thanksgiving day off until the very last day of the month. Some of us republicans may get the taste of crow out of our mouths sufficiently by that time to rel ish turkey—if we can find one run ning loose. Keeping Us Out of War As soon as it was decided by popu lar vote that we arc* too proud to fight, an American ship was sunk near the coast of Spain. i/ooks like we might yet have to crawl in our holes and stay housed up until the other fellows get proud also. Some Election Thoughts It seems that the office of congress man is not taken very seriously by the people of this district and it is no wonder that they continue to al low a Denverite to represent them. If figures don’t lie the total vote cast in Prowers county offers some very puzzling problems as to just what the voters wanted. For President 4166 votes were cast. The next most im portant office in the eyes of the voters was sheriff with 4044, then superin tendent of schools 4042, then gover nor 4021. The vote then drops sev eral hundred, no other office reaching a total of even 3900. At the bottom of the list is congressman, for which ' 3484 votes were cast, nearly 600 less than for sheriff. Even justices of the peace in many precincts received more votes than the candidate.for congress and the herd law attracted nearly 400 voters who cared not a penny wnet her we had a congressman or not. E /en coroner and surveyor att acted sever al hundred more voters than did th* office of representative of the people at Washington. Initiated Laws The Prowers county voters are strong for initiated laws it seems. With the exception of the beer amend ment and herd law, on which a spec ial fight was made, every proposed measure carried the county. No dif ference how misleading the title ndgV. be the \oters read the title and voted for or against as their sentiments might be. They voted solidly for the No. 5 to abolish the tax commission although it was initiated by the D-'li ver city government to enable the Denver assessment to he lowered at the expense of the rest of the state. The title sounded good, however, and that was enough. No. 1, the medical hill, carried the county by 619 major ity; No. 2. the civil service. 202 for; No. 4. insane asylum. 1938 for: No. 5. tax com nission, 386 for, No. 7. Post’s special graft, 766 for; constitutional convention. 98 for. The beer amend ment was defeated by 2129 and herd law by 743. Good Hindsight Vance McCormick, democratic na tional chairman now claims he knew all the time Wilson would carry the west solid. When his attention was called to the fact that he failed to put in any advance claims to about seven of these states, he said he did not want to give his facts away to the republicans. Mr. Wilson lost about 200 electoral votes Mr. McCor mick claimed, but as he captured about 75 that his chairman never even dreamed of claiming, he is elected. If he had had to depend on the states that his manager claimed as sure for him or even doubtful, he would have been defeated. Mr. Wilcox, republi can chairman, is in about as bad fix as a political prophet. It is the states that he put in the absolutely certain Hughes list last August and quit paying any attention to that defeated his candidate. He carried enough of the doubtful list to make his election certain, but fell down on the airtight cinch states. Stirring Times Ahead The Denver Post has already com menced to announce laws that are to be passed and appointments that must be made by its incoming state admin istration and legislature. The people will raise a stir if some of these things are done, and you can bet the Post will raise the deuce if they are not done. It looks like something will be doing when the wheels get to grinding grist for the Post. Justices of the Peace and Constables Elected Justice Precinct No. I—Justices, A. Deeter, J. T. Kirkpatrick; Constables, J. K. Householder and Geo. A. Wat son. Justice Precinct No. 2 --Justices, W. P. James and S. 11. Huffman; Con stables, Guy Firebaugh and J. J. Sarah. Justice Precinct No. 3—Justices, Howard Brown ami Albert Payne; Constables, P. A. 'Eberle and W. H. Hayden. Justice Precinct No. 4—Justices, C. M. Epler and F. O. Harris'; Constables. Win. H. Doyle and A. Sundin. Justice Precinct No. s—Justices, Jas. G. Fuller and A. B. Conklin; Con stables, W. R. Rockwell and J. W. | Bryce. Justice Precinct No. 6—Justices, A. A. Parks and Charley Lewis; Con stables, C. D. Thompson and Henry Holdren. HIGH SCHOOL NEWS NOTES Ijist Friday afternoon the pupils met in assembly just before dismissal for the purpose of having a rally for Saturday’s game. The meeting was in charge of the president of the Student Commission, Eugene Main, and short talks were given by mem bers of each class. Capt. Beavers of the senior class; Yell Leader Down ing, Junior; Robert Mcllvane. Sopho more and John Will Merrill, T resh man, also by Coach Koonsman and Principal Shanner. Attar these talks several rousing •heers wer*» given fo» the team. Boys’ club was held on Monday evening. The boys are planning to take care of a skating pond this win ter. After a short business meeting they adjourned. Ethel Wilson, a new freshman from Lebanon, Mo., was enrolled in high school Tuesday. The big game last Saturday was one of the best ever witnessed on the field. The boys played excellent team work and the game was hard fought from the very first. Five touchdowns were made and one kick off. The kick of and the first and last touchdowns were made by Capt. Beavers. Dillon, Strain and Johnson also carried the pigskin across. Kuntz of las Animas made their only touchdown. lamar now has an excellent chance to win the championship and the entire city should back up the team by every kind of support. The Lamar schools were honored by the State Teachers’ Association in the election of Prof. Frank Hemphill as president of the commercial sec tion and the election of Sup. Momyer as president of the Superintendent’s ection. The Girls' club plr.nned a very in teresting program on Tuesday even GOING UP BUT NOT BEN DAVIS APPLES We have 600 boxes to sell at $l.OO per box. One box or 100, whatever you want. They are just a choice apple, not large but good cookers. We still have part of a car of Washington Apples, fancy and Extra Fancy at $2.25 to $2.50. Tak your choice-we have EM. F. H. KELSEY & CO. ing. Mr. Momyer gave an interesting talk about the stars and later pointed out the different constellations td the club members. A pleasant time was reported by all. The Juniors are practicing for their play which will be given at the H. S. | auditorium. The play is a football play named "Strongheart.” The list of characters art as follows: Taylor, a Sophomore Karl Ford j Ross, a Freshman. ..Loi3 Downing I Rcade, a Grind. John Austin Thome, a Special Jo Nelle Fred Skinner, a sport. Marian Con well Frank Nelson, a Senior— Dick Livingstone, a Junior — George McClave Hilly .Saunders, a Senior (by courtesy) . Carl Higher ; Siegfried, a Mascot Berlin DeCamp Songathaha, known as Strongheart— Donald McLean Mrs. Nelson, Frank’s Mother — I Gladys Ken- Molly Livingstone, Dick’s Sister— Frances Leonard Betty Bates, Molly's Chum — Leila Zimmer Maud Weston, Molly's Chum’s Friend Dticy Irwin Dorothy Nelson, Frank’s Sister — Myrtle Shipman Nash, a buck Fred Champlain Tad, a Rubber Elsworth Henkins Josh, a Trainer St. George Hillyer Buckley, a head Coach, a “Grad”— Bob Strain Farley, Manager Visiting Team— Ed Martinson Butler at Nelson’s I-Afo Myers Black Eagle, a Messenger— Clyde Everett On last Thursday a short test in spelling was given to all the pupils in the high school. The results are not yet known. laona Shanks, formerly of Lamar but attending H. S. at Trinidad this year returned to I-imar Tuccday to uttend school hen*. A meeting of the commercial class was held on Wednesday evening for (lection of officers. The following of ficers were elected. President, Coral McMillin, vice president. Clarence Holtcamp, secretary- and treasurer. Florence McClave. After the great victory last Sat unlay the football boys rented the K. P. hall, invited their friends and en joyed a very pleasant time dancing. They disbanded at an early hour on account of training rules. The W. K. E. club of high school girls promised the football boys a banquet if they won the las Animas game. The boys were victors from the first and the biggest banquet ever given and it is to be given at the K. P. hall on December 2. The place to buy your Underwear at old prices is at Byars & Fox. They can save you money. NOTICE OF ANNUAL STOCKHOLD ERS' MEETING La* Animas, Colo.. Nov 6. 1916 The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Fort Lyon Canal Company will be held on the 11th day of December. A. D. 1916. at the Court House In Las Animas, Colorado, at 10 o'clock A. M . for the purpose of elect or a Board of Directors for the ensu ing year and Ihe transaction of auch other business as may properly come before the meeting. J <l. WASHBURN. President. FRANK KRKYBILL. Secretary First pub Nov. 8, 1916. Last pub Dec. 6. 1916. THE METROPLITAN GRAND QUARTET The Metropolitan Grand Quartet Huntington, Indiana. Enclosed find check in payment for number given us by Metropolitan Grand Quartet. Yes, we got value re ceived and then some. It means a great deal when men and women stop you on the streeet the next day and say “The best thing we ever hud in Huntington." And fully fifty people have done that thing. They are u line aggregation. You ought to be able to sell them to every music loving city in the land. All Hunting ton is enthusiastic in their praises.— Elmer Ward Cole. Salem, Indiana. The Metropolitan Grand Quartet, the first number on the high school lecture course, was heard here last night by un audience that taxed the capacity of the auditorium. A varied program of a semi-popular nature was rendered and well received. The en semble work of the quartet was very cominndable; the voices blended in nlendid harmony, and the quartet was well balanced. The quart't numbers on the program proved very popular and were well fitted to bring out the • effects of the voices collectively. The individual selections were also very favorably received. Mr. Lane’s numbers were also very popular. Mr. John Eberly, baritone, was suffering Get this $l.OO -nastawti. 11 ”< “Wear-Ever” | Double Lipped 23 Quart Saucepan I NOTE Ihe Iwo lipa which enable you to poor with .Jr I either right or left hand. Covrr for this Sauc-pan 9 26c. Aluminum utvnaila aia NOT "all the aa.ne." I Re fust Substitute* i r J i 69c and the coupon if pre -1 aented on or before November 25. 1916. /£W Replace utensils that wear out v; with utensils that “Wear-Ever” The W. M. Dickinson Lbr. Co. It’* a Little Further But It Pay* to Walk. from a cold and was not as his best;; his songs, however, were effectively rendered. Mr. Eberly sang here two years ago with his own company. At the High School auditorium Wed nesday, Nov. 22. Cattle Sale 20 heat! of young Durham Cows and Heifers and one registered male to be auctioned off at Wiley Feed Yard on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 1:30 p. m. C. B. Ray, Auctioneer. NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO LEASE STATU LANDS Office of the State Board of Land Com missioners, Denver. Colorado. Octo her 18. 1916. Notice la hereby given that Porter A Thompson, whose postofflcv address is Llmon. Colorado, has made application No A6489 to lease the following de scribed School aand Indemnity School Lands, situate in Prowers County Colorado, to-wit: NEVi. N 4 of NWI4. and SWJ4 of N\V *4 Sec. 3*l. Twp 20 S.. It. 47 W NE'i and W Sec. 31. Twp. 20 8. It. 4 7 W. Lota 1. 2. 7. 3. 4. 6. 6. 9. 10. It and HE *4 of BW Vi Sec. 6. Twp. 21 8.. ft • 7 W NEK and WVa Sec. 7. Twp. 21 8 R. 4 7 W. Notice la further hereby given that >ll other persona desiring to file an ap plication to lease this tract of land •oust file the same In thla office prior <o November 22. 1916. as no other ap plication to lease the above described i inda "ill i" consldred after said dat*- JNO. F. VIVIAN, Register State Board Land Coimuls* sionera. By LUCY E. PEABODY. Deputy Register First pub. Oct. 25. 1916. Last pub. Nov. 15. 1916.