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The Lamar Register
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
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
.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.
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
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.
Grand Round-up of Butchers
Crowds Both County and City
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
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.
Annual Mectilng ol Stockholder*
Proves Harmonious Affair and All
Dispute* Easily Settled
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
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.

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