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Published' Weekly by GEO. B. MERRILL Editor und Proprietor Subscription price $1.50 per Your Entered at the Poatofficc at Lamar, Colorado, as second class matter. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 19-17 Dangerous Proposition The proposed sending of Teddy to the war zone in a submarine should be sat upon promptly in the interest of all mankind. Readers of history know that many of the greatest calamities in history have been caus ed by ocean upheavals and just what the ocean might do with Teddy in its bowels is too horrible to contem plate. Don’t Look Good to Him President Wilson is working des perately to get all he wants out of the present congress. The incoming congress electee! with him but not by him, does not look tractable to his wishes, and he even wants to avoid calling an extra session of the senate to confirm his appointments. If he does not call the senate together it will break all past records in our history. Getting Bellicose President Wilson has demanded that Austria declare her intentions im mediately with regard to our differ ences with Germany. This sounds so much like the talk made by Germany and Russian in 1914 at the outbreak of the war, that most people will be unable to tell just what js the dif ference between an absolute monarchy and a government “run in the interest of humanity.” If somebody don't knock the chip off the president’s shoulder pretty soon, he will do it himself. NORTH AND SOUTH ROADS Meeting at Cheyenne Wells to Discuss Opening of New Roads County Commissioners A. P. Knuck ey and Fred Williams and County Clerk L. M. Markham left Tuesday morning for Cheyenne Wells to at tend a meeting of the county com missioners of Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers counties to dis cuss the road situation. Representa tives of the commercial clubs of Wil ey, Eads, Kit Carson. Siebert, Bur lington, Cheyenne Wells, Sheridan Lake and the Umar Y. M. B. A. were present. Wiley, Eads and Kit Carson Arh sent three cars loads of visitors. Luncheon was served for all the visitors by the Cheyenne Wells com missioners and the greatest hospital ity shown by that little city. When the meeting was called to order L. M. Markham was elected chairman and Chas. Gamble of Wiley, secretary. After free discussion it was unani mously agreed that the state highway commission be requested to declare the roads running from Cheyenne Wells straight south through Bristol to the Santa Fe Trail just north of Granada and from Siebert through Eads and around the west side of the lakes to Wiley as state highways PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL MOVING PICTURES MONDAY. FEBRUARY 26 Matinee 3:30. Evening program 7 o’clock. See America First—l reel. Reel Life—l reel. Damon and Pythias Usual Prices Buy a Season Ticket at the door and save money. Regular weekly free matinee every Tuewday afternoon at 4:15 o’clock. Very finest educational films. You are invited. Watch this space every Friday for Movie ad. and assist in developing them. All the counties agreed to help in the work, and several bridges are now being constructed. The building of these two stretches of roud will not be very’ expensive and it will make travelling all over the Eastern part of the state north and south to the farthest sec tions easy. It will also make a better road to Denver for autos and fifty miles shorter than the present route. The party from here returned over the Cheyenne Wells-Granada road, leaving the former place at 4:30 and reaching Lamar in time for supper. This proves that the road is already in very fair condition. The movement is especially important to all of the counties that were represented, and all will do their part in promoting it. H. S. NEWS NOTES Movies At the high school auditorium last Monday night the following pictures were shown: “Seeing Americr. First” which pictured Pasadena, California; “Reel Life,” showing how to design your own clothes. “The Turpentine Industry,” as it used to be and us it is at the present time, and the pick ing ami sorting of walnuts. The Kom ic Kartoons are always enjoyed by the younger ones and this picture pictur ing “Miss Catnip Goes to the Mov ies” was no exception. Then the main picture of the evening, “Paul Rainey’s African Trip” was shown. This picture was taken at the cost of $250,000 and the Lamar people were very fortunate to be able to tee it. Next Monday evening another film of "Reel Life,” Seeing America First, Komic Kartoon and “Damon and Py thias” will be shown. Every Tuesday afternoon several industrial films are shown absolutely free of cost. Tuesday the following pictures were shown: Two reels on the Panama ca nal, Glacier National Park, Thro’ the Rocky Mountains and The Crime of Carelessness. Miss Leona Shanks spent the week end visiting Nellie Stuller at her home at Goodale. The schools will observe George Washington’s birthday with a holi day. Christiana and Charlotte I>epel are spending the week-end with their parents at Vilas. There will be an important meeting of the S. C. N. N. M. Athletic league at La Junta next Saturday. Principal Shanner, who is president of the league, is planning to attend. Enrollment for Year The total enrollment for this year to date is 224 in high school. Junior Play “Strongheart,” a college drama, will be presented by the junior class on March 2. The juniors have been practicing very faithfully for the past month, under the instruction of Miss Odell. You must plan to attend this us it will be one of the best plays of the season. Boys’ Club The regular meeting of the Boys’ club was held at the high school on Wednesday evening. The boys that attended the conference at Colorado Springs gave reports of their trip. After the business meeting eats were served and the club adjourned. Girls’ Club The Girls’ club meeting was post poned last week on account of the death of Mr. D. C. Polhemus. The sophomores will have charge of the program for next week. Lamar Hospital Linen Supply Greatly Increased Donations of linen for the Lamar hospital are yet being received by vrious members of the Round Table Hub who recently promoted “linen shower” for the local medics* institu tion. Though the first response was most generous and exceeded the an ticipations of the ladies, the follow ing names represent further generos ity on the part of interested friends whose contributions, some of them unsolicited, have been added to the goodly store at the hospital: Mrs. George R. Momyer, Mrs. G. J. Gar vin, Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. F. H. Kelsey, Mrs. E. R. Jones, Mrs. John Earls, Mrs. Leslie Earls, Mrs. Glen Kirkpatrick, Mrs. D. M. Hilton. Mrs. Robinson, Miss Sayler, Miss Hertzog, .Mr. Paul Denning and Mr. T. J. Main. nudsleE or. Methodist Church Sunday school at 9:45 a. m., with a class for you. Dr. N. H. Lee will preach at 11:00 a. m. on “The Compassion of Jesus.” At 7:30 p. m., on “A Model Young Man.” The young people of the city are cordially invited, especialy the young men. The league meeting at 6:30, led by Edgar Polhemus, topic, “Christ s Power to Keep Us.” A home-like place and welcome for you and your friends. Lamar Camp No. 36 Woodmen of the World February Ist, 1917. Whereas the hand of death has tak en from his wife a kind and faithful husband, from his sons an exemplary father, from the community a val ued citizen and from this camp a valued neighbor, be it therefore: RESOLVED, that in the loss of Joseph W. Ball, lately deceased, we, his Neighbors and associates, take this means of expressing to his friends and loved ones our sincere sympathy in their loss and ours; that his widow and sons be assured that Neighbor Ball will always live in our memory; that his dear ones are our dear ones as well. Be it further: RESOLVED that a copy of these resolutions be placed in the hands of Neighbor Ball’s widow and a copy fur nished to the local press. D. H. ARNOLD. W. F. CROSS, HENRY C. ROGERS, Committee. Mischief in Misplaced Comma. Even the lowly comma, when mis placed. may be the cause of disaster. Of this no better Instance can be found than that where the printer, setting up a little story, asserts: “The two young men spent the early part of the eve ning with two young ladies; and after they left, the girls got drunk.” Fighting Moths With Paper. Moths hate newspapers; and will rarely touch anything wrapped In them. Wrap Winter clothes entirely In newspapers before putting them away for the summer and you may feel rea sonably certain that moths will not harm them. Daily Thought. Mind and body are not to be sepa rated where exists. Should there be no grent Intellect, there will be an Intellectual Instinct, s grace, an address, a naturally wise amiableness. —Leigh Hunt. Tommy Stirs Up Trouble. “Now, Tommy, I’m £olng out, and I want you to stop and mind the bouse —Just as father would If he were here.” Tommy—“ Oh. bother! Does that mean I’ve got to kiss nurse?”—London Opin ion. Cur Spring Line of Shoes Now In ?l| Your Feet Hare Personality Shoos have to be suited to your f&et as well as fitted to them. Some feet look better in severe styles; others require an extreme of grace. As necessary to suit a shoe to a foot (and ankle) r.s to suit a hat to a face or a gown to a figure. NEW YORK STORE Shoes include styles that are becoming to every foot, as well as suited to every occasion. We see, of course, that you are correctly fitted in the style you select. > STRAIN BROS. % ’ Wholesale and Retail SEED MERCHANTS Lamar, Colorado. New Crop Garden Seeds & Onion Sets just received All varieties-SWEET PEI SEED-in bulk packets We handle “Quality Brand” Seeds only and they are the best obtainable. We advise early purchases of your re quirements, as some stocks are very short and it will be im possible to secure more when present supply is exhausted. Let us quote you prices on CANE, MAIZE, KAFFIR, MILLET, BROOM CORN, SUDAN GRASS, COW PEAS, BEANS, WHEAT, CORN & OATS Our Seeds are Recleaned and Tested We aIBO sell—Seeds of ali kinds, Poultry Supplies, liee Keep ers Supplies. Stock Dip, Salt, Sulphur, Cotton Seed products and Coal Price List mailed on application. Strain Bros.--Seed Merchants Phone Lamar 9 Lamar, Colorado. BY NOW We have on hand a numbar of FORD CARS both Touring and Runabouts When the present supply ia exhausted we will be unable to supply any more on time payments. BUY NOW, if you want instant delivery and time payments. Touring Car $360. Roadster 345. Coupe . 505. Sedan 645. Chassis 325. All prices f. o. b. Detroit SUNDaT’S garage Peculiar Wedding Services. In Persi. In* wedding service Is reud In front of a fire. In Nicaragua the priest, tuking tlie couple each by the little fingers, leads them to on apart ment where n fire Is lighted, and there Instructs the bride In her duties, and extinguishes the fire byway of conclu sion. In Japan the woman kindles a torch and the bridegroom lights one from It. the playthings of the wife then being burned. Diplomatic Excuse. Twin boys who were great fighters moved Into the neighborhood. A little Hoy living next to me hud been at iticked severul times and ulways came out second best. One day he was walk ing with me, anti he suddenly stopped across the street from where the twins lived. Letting go my hnntl he said : “I won’t take you any further, becuuse those twins are scared of me." —Chi- cago Tribune. Making a Hot Compress. In the American Journal of Nursing Elizabeth Robertson gives the follow ing dinations for making a hot com press: Wet the compress with tepid water, then Iron It rapidly with n very hot flatiron. This produces sufficient steam to hold more heat und obviates the necessity of wringing out exces sively hot cloths. Better to Give Than to Receive. Go forth Into the busy world uud love It, Interest yourself In its life; mingle kindly with Its Joys and sor rows; try what you cun do for men rather than what you can make them do for you, und you will know what It Is to have men yours, better than If you were their king or master. —Brook Herford. Package for Henry. “Yes. Henry and I certainly pos sess similar tastes!” exclaimed the adoring bride. “We are surely Inter ested in the same things!” “Yes," agreed Henry's mother-lu-law grimly, “j'ou certainly are! You care more for dear Henry than for anyone else in the world, and so does he!” Must Be Love. Men might as well be given credit for marrying for love. There are not enough opportunity to marry for money to constitute an exception. — Topeka Capital. Uncle Eben's Idea. “Some of us folks would sure be hound foh glory." said Uncle Eben. "If we took our religion to heart a? much as we does our politics.” Sure to Get You. It’s getting so you might as well submit to the operation now. If this doctor doesn’t get you. some other one will. —Kansas City Star. Mental Steering Gear Goes Wrong. mcnuii tjxvci my uvai vjvv. ....... w . Science has at last explained why au tomobiles skid, but the police courts nave had a good working theory for some time. —Washington Post. Proof Positive. “Perkins Is down und out. Isn’t he?” “Oh. yes—he told me the other day he wns paying cash for everything.”— Life. Should Be Enforced. There should la* a luw against the fat young man who giggles.—Kansas City Star.