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The Lamar Register
VOLUME XXX*. WANT LAMAR ROUTE Texas* Business Men Visit Lamar to Secure Trail Through This City A party of Canadian, Texas, busi ness men representing the Chamber Commerce there arrived in Lamar Jp Tuesday evening about live o’clock and were given a public reception in the Elks club room 4 at eight. 'lho party consisted of L)/J. Young, pres ident of the First National Rank, H. E. Hoover, N. P. Willis, Judge J. L. Jennings, J. S. Hood, and L. A. Mc- Adams* president, and W. A. Palmer, secretary of the Chamber of Com merce. Mr. Young is an old time citizen of this section, having been wagon boss of the Box ranch at Prow ers station in ’B6 and ’B7, and at one time had a homestead tiling on part of.the Lamar townsite. He was well acquainted with many of the old timers and Sheriff Downing worked under him for over a year. Arrange menta had been made to give them a banquet on Wednesday evening but the change of dates spoiled part of the program. The Elks generously gave up thei/ club room for the even ing and it was crowded with citizens of the town who were interested in the good road^preposition. Each of the viaitors made talks and several of our citizens and a general social evening was passed also. The aim ol the viaitors is to divert the overland travel from Texas and the southeast through northern Texas and western Oklahoma, striking Kansas at Elk hart and coming through Stonington, Vilas, Springiield and striking the Santa Fe Trail at Lamar. They claim this is the logical route, has good roads, is 125 miles shorter than the Trinidad route, and superior in wea ther conditions. All they ask of our people is to assist in the work of -narking the trail so it will be easily distinguished by travelers. They were a line bunch of boosters and were given a warm welcome all along the line. They stayed over night in La mar and were highly pleased with their reception and the prospects for the establishment of the new high way. The worst drawbacks hereto fore have been the crossings of the Beaver river at Guymon, Oklahoma, and Cimarron at Elkhart, Kansas, but at each place lately a cement bridge has been constructed. The roads an said to be in excellent condition most of the way and such places as are had the commissioners of the county have promised to look after. The main work to be done is to establish suf ticient markers so the route can easily be traversed by strangers, ami this should be a matter of very smallpox pense. This route has been consider ably traveled for several years even before the construction of the bridges and as there are thousands of Texas people making the trip overiand each year to the mountains, as well as hun dreds more from farther east who come through Texas, it should furnish a volume of travel equal to the main Santa Fe Trail. The people of La inar have already won the favorable attention of these sections through their fair treatment of tourists and the establishment of the new route will make Lamar the main headquarters for travelers coming from that direc tion. That the people of Cimarron are earnest is shown by the following account of the meetings being held there: Canadian, Texas, Dec. 9, 1916. A meeting was held here yesterday in the interest of the Dallas-Canadinn- Denver highway which is being pro moted by the Canadian chamber of commerce. The meeting was for the purpose of interesting the people north of the Canadian river in Texas There were representatives here from Ochiltree, Hansfcrd, and Lipscomb counties on the north. A meeting was held in Shamrock in Novebmcr, at which time the project was formally launched. This highway will branch off from the Colcrado-to-thc-Gulf highway at Childress and run through Wellington. Shamrock. Wheeler, Mo beetie, Canadian, Ochiltree, Hansford. Guymon, Oklahoma, Elkhart. Kansas, and touch the Santa Fe trail at La mar, Colorado. A committee of business men repre THE PIONEER NEWSPAPER OF PKoWKKS OOUNTY LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, UOLOK.UK), WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1916 .senting the Canadia i chamber of commerce will leave here Monday morning and go over the proposed road as far as Lamar. The committee will be composed of D. J. Young, president of the First National bank; H. E. Hover, N. P. Willis, Judge J. L. Jennings, J. S. Hood, L. A. Mc- Adams. president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and W. A. Palmer, secretary. Last night there was a meeting of the executive committee having charge of the Wichita-Amarillo highway, which is being pushed through this city. Much enthusiasm prevailed in these mcetitngs. Just to prove that Canadian can’t be beat in any line this bunch of boosters brought along Editor F. R. Jamison of the Canadian Bladder— no Banner, who is a graduate of the B. S. College, and an eighty-horse power artist in his line. His effort was a masterpiece and very convinc ing of their boast. They had heard of Charley Wooden’s fame, but claim their man was entitled to the cham pionship belt with a half dozen lungs to spare. Charley admitted coming out second best in the first encounter, but explains that the home atmos phere is not conducive to the best ef forts of artists in this line, and has issued a challenge for a joint spasm on any neutral territory. He says Jamison is handicapped by knowing what the big words mean, while Char ley don’t care a dam. DATES ARRANGED FOR FAIR AND CONVENTION Pueblo Announces Thai Dates for Unt of August Are Satisfactory and Fair and Convention Will IL* Held Aul’uM 2* lo 91 The Pueblo Chamber of Commerce wrote last week that the dates se lected by the Lamar B- A. were satisfactory to them and these have been fixed as the definite time for holding the big fair and convention next year. The dates for the Prowers County Fair are August 28, 29 and 20, an*! the national convention of the Y. M. B. Clubs will be held on Aug ust 29 and 30 in Lamar und on the 31st in Pueblo. The Pueblo Cham ber of Commerce ami the I,amar Yambus are working in hearty accord and promise to give the large dele gations of visitors that will attend the sessions of the conveniton as hearty a welcome and show them as line a time as would be possible any where in this great land of peace and plenty. The dates come at about the usual time that it has been customary to hold the fair here in the past and it is one of the best seasons of the year', not only to secure exhibits of the best products of the valley but nlso to attract the great stream of visitors that passes through he state each summer. The local organization is already beginning preparation un der the direction of Manager L. M. Markham to make the fair one of the biggest ever held in the valley. Th* Lamar Yarnbas are wide awake and the recent campaign has resulted in nearly doubling their membership and they will be prepared in etcry respect to meet the big task which next year's double event will impose upon them. Federal Leaguers Win As forecasted in last week’s Regis ter the membership race between the Federal leaguers and Irish Warders of the Yarnbas resulted in the John son steam roller flattening out the Wooden team completely. When the count was completed last Saturday night the sccre was Johnson team 109, Wooden team 45. And just to show that it was no fluke victory- a-tall Heinie went out and brought in two new members after the count was completed. This made the total gain in membership for the campaign 156. The winning team consisting of H. J. Johnson, Glen Kirkpatrick. L. M. Markham. W. L. Burger and Chas. Owens will be entertained some even ing by the losers, Chas. Wooden. Herschel Horn, G. L. Carrico. J. A. Carico and R. L. Christy. It means a handsome addition to the funds of the association as well as to the membership roll. MORE ROOM NEEDED Grand Round-up of Butchers Crowds Both County and City Jail \\i Sheriff Downing ha" been conduct ing a regular trench warfare the past week against the men/.-nguged in but chering cattle on result of filling botn the county and city jails had to declare un armistice last Sunduy evening o&itil he can se cure more room to accommodate pris oners of war. Owindeto some of the men engaged in the | Unlawful work getting so bold that they begun jok ing about it, Sheriff-Downnig and Cattle Inspector Smith were called to Holly last Wednesday to investitgate, and soon began to important evidence and made arrests. By Sun day they had arrested eight men charged with killing cattle and had secured seven hides wit > Jud House’s brand on them and several carcasses. Seven of the men arrested lived in the territory southwest of Holly and are Lyman and Marble Hopkins, Henry Thompson, Roy King, Chas. Stockton, Albert Pazoni and Henry Garrett. In addition a 11 r. Wahmyer w as arrested at his home near Towner on the Missouri Pacific and several quarters of beef were found at his place. At each of the other places either hides with brands or quarters of beef were found. Several of the men arrested have signified their in tention of pleading guilty and a spec ial session of the district court will probably bo hold the last of this week or the first of next to give thi m an opportunity to enter their pleas and begin their sentences at once. It is expected that the eviden e obtained will lead soon to a r'linker more ar rests. The great settlement to the dry lands has bn> g t all classes I of people, many of the '»e ‘ and twin* j of the worst. In some sections the ] latter class have been butchering cat tle wholesale and some even bringing in beef for sale. So bold have sever al of them become that they make a joke of their thefts and even mention the name of the cattleman who is thus forced to keep them for the win ter. NEWS BRIEFS FROM WASHING TON Washington, Dec. 11. (Special Cor-| reapondence.)—A valuable addition to the group of agricultural experts in the senate is found in Hon. Bert M. j Fernand, republican, of Maine, who was elected to fill out the unexpired term of the late Se nator Burleigh, and who takes his sent Immediately. Mr. Fernald is senior member of the Fcr nald, Keene & True company of West Poland, Maine, a firm which handles the agricultural products of more than fifty tcwns in that state, and has factories in six different communities. It is to be hoped that a place may be found for Senator Fernald on the com mittee on agriculture and forestry, in spite of the fact that there are at present no vacanaciea among the re publican or dcmocratitc members. A glance at any of the .•ecent agricultur al appropriation bills controlled by that democratic committee will con vince even the casual observer of the nend of substituting practical farmers for some of the theorists now in charge of that measure. Remaking Supreme Court One of the greatest menaces which ' the reclection of President Wilson has brought upon the country, and one which is little realized by the rank and file, is the fact that wh n n his second term has ended he will probably have appointed seven of the nine justices of the supreme court of the United States. Already three vacaancies have occurred and been filled during his administration, and failing health and old age are likely to provide further opportunities for the exercise of the presidential appointing power during the next four years. Probably never before has such a situation presented i itself, and it is particularly unfortu-! nate that it should «ccur r.t a time ! when the White House is occupied by u man notorious for his debuachery of the civil service, the consular ser vice, and who uses the entire appoint ing power of the executive to meet political exigencies. Republican Senator from Maryland Republican Scnalor-cicct Joseph L France of Maryland was a recent cail er at the capital. When Di. France lakes his seat next year the senate will have the unique distinction of in cluding among its membership three 1 doctors of medicine, the other two being Senators Gallingcr of New Hampshire and’ Lane of Oregon. Dr. trance is young and vigorous, of a 1 commanding personality, with a strong voice and impressive delivery. His advent .a > the senate means not on ly an auunion of votes to the republi can side of the chamber, but a decided gam in ability and enthusiasm for the militant minority. Strong Arm Methods Not Needed Probably the first real contest that will take place in the senate will be the light over the election cf a pres ident pro tcinporc. The office was made vacant by the death during the past summer of Senator James P. Clarke of Arkansas. Various factions on the democratitc side are grooming candidates for the place, Senators Walsh, of Montana, Saulsberry ul‘ Del aware, Bankhead of Alabuwa, and James of Kentucky being most prom inently mentioned. The election of the last named senator, who at pres ent appears to have a lead over his colleagues, would be fraught with ex treme danger. During the bitter fight on the government shipping bill in the spring/of last year it was openly threatened that James would be call ed to the chair at a critical moment, and he had promised that if he had the opportunity he would recognise a for the previous question, con trary to the rules of the senate, and by that means-Cense a vole on the bill. Fortunately for the good of the coun try and the dignity of the senate wiser counsels prevailed and such "strong arm” methods were not resorted to. With the reduced democatitc majority however, such situations are likely to develop in the future, and it is hoped that a senator who would not violate the rules of the senate may lx- elected. A Conflict of Self Interest Congressman Fitzgerald's proposal for an embargo on foodstuffs has at ' once aroused two hostile camp.'' I throughout the country. The farmers, ' of course, are opposed to it. Through ; their organisation of the National I Grunge they have denounced it and have presented what they call a "brief for the funnel's." On the other hand, mill operatives, salaried people, the city dwellers generally are heart ily in favor of keeping our foodstuff.- at home to be sold without the ruin ous competition of warring nations who cannot raise their own rations. A survey of the composition of con gress ought to be helpful in this con nection, us determining whether the majority of either house represents the group who want the embargo or the group who oppose it. “The President doesn’t want a third term. He didn’t want a second, bu*. against his will, the people forced on him.” This is from the pen of a warm admirer of Mr. Wilson. It re minds us of the ancient story of the school boy describing a lobster. “A lobster,” he wrote, “is a fish which is red.” His teacher made this comment upon the margin: "The lobster is no* a fish. It is not red. Aside from tl.ut the essay is correct.” Not an Unmixed Blessing The publication of some of the tel egrams. of congratulation which the President has received and of nis answers thereto reveals that he wired to each of the cabinet these pregnant words: "One of the best things about the result is that it means four years more of active association in public service, and in thut I genuinely re joice.” The country, however, will , not be so joyful. If four years more i of Wilson means also four years more ! of Daniels and of Redfield, it certain j ly cannot be looked upon as an unmix ed blearing. NUMBER 28. FORT LYON MEETING Annual Mectilng ol Stockholder* Proves Harmonious Affair and All Dispute* Easily Settled 4 The Lamar contingent attending the Fort Lyon Cunal Co. annual meeting I on Monthly was not so large as usual, j out had more votes, and the same wus I true of the territory along the A. V. ' branch railroud. The shares were ' largely represented by proxies in' the I hands of men working in harmony. 1 w lien they arrived in Las Animas Lucre was a get together meeting ol ail the stockholders and the main is sues were settled in a manner agree able to most oi those mterested before liic nice ting was called to order. The mg duial is llie beat managed and the i nusl sulisiactory in its service of uuy m the state and when the stockholders once get together they find they are not very far apart in their views but aU wish the work continued pretty much on the general lines wiuch have prevailed for tne past dukcu or more years. The credential committee hud a long nurd job m sorting out the large stack ol proxies und a resolution was in troduced uml passed with regard to securing a statement from the var ious loan coiupaiucs interested that they hud no interest in the stock ex cept as collateral uiul the voting pow er is entirely in the 1 lands of the title holder of the land. This will greatly simplify the work of the credentials committee in the future. The meeting also adopted the compromise of the old suit between the Amity company und the Fort Lyon proposed by the commiltee appointed last year, B. T. McClavc, D. B. Nuwc-is, and D. Me liiLosh. The compromise provides that the A. V. U. B. k L L Co., successor to the Amity company, shall name two men each gear and tho Fori Lyon meeting shall elect one of the two as director of the Fort Lyon company be fore proceeding to the election of the other four directors. The assessment was made the same as last year, 95 cents per share. When nominations were called for direetors for the next year the fol lowing were named: J. G. Washburn. W. A. Colt, Ray McGrath, W. S. Part ridge, all of this year’s board, and B. T. McClavc. On motion the nomina tions were closed end the secretary ! was instructed to cast the unanimous I vote* of the meeting for the board. The new board did not hold its organ ization meeting at once but will or ganize and arrange the future man agement of the cunal at the regular I monthly meeting in January. Many mutters of interest were discussed by I the stockholders present but no fur ther action of importance whs taken. AU litigation in which the big prop erty has been involved from its in ception and which was largely inher ited from the old organization is being rapidly closed up now and unless the new Kansas suit develops into im portance the company- will soon be out of court. Going It Alone The Finney County Waters Users Asso. has brought suit for the Farmers lion has brought suit for the Farmers Ditch against the Coloradcomches in the United States district court at Denver. The service of this suit cre ated some stir until it was discovered that it was only the ditch that failed to come in on the compromise, and that its priority if allowed would make no material impression on the flow of water in the Colorado ditches. On the other hand the Kansas ditch, if it should win, would not get enough water to wet the sand of the river to the Kansas line—much less reach its headgate in Finney county. The prob able intent of the lawyers bringing the suit is to save their chance, in case of a favorable decision in the Ne braska-Colorado, suit, to make an other hold-up for tho lawyers. "Divine Sarah” a Child At the funeral of a New York stage director last week Kitty Clark, a for mare theatrical star, 119 years old, was in attendance. Wonder when she will make her farewell tour.