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THE LAMAR REGISTER
Published Weekly by GEO. B. MERRILL Editor and Proprietor Subscription price $1.60 per Year Entered at the Postoffice at Lamar, Colorado, as second class matter. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 1917. Co. D in Fine Shape Lieutenant H. C. Byrnes of Co. D is at home on a short furlough after his long service on the border. He reports the company as all being in prime physical condition and fit and willing for real war service. He re ports that he has received many re quests since coining here to enlist and if proper arrangements are made can ‘easily take back enough men to recruit the company to full war strength. The company has made a fine record and now that the enlist ments in the Colorado are reaching the point where a new major is re quired it is hoped that the great wrong done this battalion, in turning down Major Householder and putting them under a major junior to him, but of course hailing from Denver, will b< righted. Major Householder was not only senior to the man given the job but was accredited as the most cap able officer in the state, and had done more than any other man to recruit the Arkansas Valley battalion. Easter Services All the churches of Lamar held special Easter services last Sunday morning. The churches were beauti fully decorated and the music and special programs were all .specially fitted for this greatest of all Christian services. At night most of the churches closed and united with the Knights Templar in their regular Easter service at the high school aud itorium. Hon. John E. Rinkcr of Cripple Creek, Grand Commander, was present and delivered the address of the evening, a most eloquent and con vincing argument for Christianity and a history of Templarism. Revs. Cros ier and Lee assisted Prelate J. A. Downing in conducting the services, and a most excellent musical program was rendered by a special choir in charge of E. A. Bannister, and the Agricultural College Glee Club and J. E. Hickman. The auditorium was crowded to the doors and far out in to the hall. Homesteaders Safe All homesteaders, who enlist In the army or navy, are assured of the safety of their homesteads. The law? not only protect them against con tests but also provide that time serv ed in army or navy will count as res idence on their homesteads. Any homesteader desiring to enlist need have no fear at all on this ground if he will- just file with the local land officials a notice of his intentions showing the numbers of his land and the company and regiment in which he is about to enlist. After that notice the local land office- will promptly throw out any contest that may be filed against him without the formal ity of a hearing. The homesteaders can therefore draw their pay and board from Uncle Sam and acquire their homesteads at the same time. PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL MOVING PICTURES High School Auditorium Every Monday Aftemooi. and Evening, 3:30 and 7 o’clock See America First—American Bat tlefields. Cartoon—The Elusive Idea. Reel Life. Feature, Famous Players’ Film— Marguerite Clark in “Snow White.” Matinee 6 and 10 cents. Evening 6, 10 and 15 cents. The story of Snow White is a Grimm fairy tale, universally be loved and will have a tremendous appeal to children. It has had one of the most extraordinary runs of any moving picture ever shown in the great Kansas City auditorium. Prairie Cattle Company Sells We understand that all the remain ing cattle on the range and all the lands and personal effects of the Prairie Cattle company, have been sold to Messrs. Tom Tate and Jack Hardy of La Junta. It is said that the price paid was in the neighborhood of $200,000. This sale includes the remnant of the “JJ” herd that may be upon the range at the present time, estimated ut 800 head. Also some 33,000 acres of land over southeastern Colorado, ' including the home ranch on the Pur gutoire at the mouth of Smith Canon. , Thus passes from active business . life the Prairie Cattle company, after a business career in this part of Colo- i rado beginning about 1882. One of i the famous old time cattle companies, and the last to give up the business now made impossible on a large scale by changing conditions. They quit business with the good will and re spect of al! interests with whom they have ever conducted business, and their retirement will be a distinct loss to this country’.—Las Animas Leader. R. A. M. Conclave Orient Chapter No. 32, R. A. M. held a special conclave on Wednes day afternoon and evening for the pur oose of greeting the Grand High Priest, James B. Killian of Denver, and Grand Treasurer, Robert M. Sim ons, who were visiting chapters in the valley, and also to confer the Royal Arch degree on M. S. Coover and Geo. H. Russell of Lamar, and Chas. Sweitzer, L. Whitelaw and J. L. Pyles of Eads. After the conferring of the degrees the Grand High Priest delivered a very eloquent and instruc tive address on Masonry. Then a supper was served to all present in the banquet room. A number of short talks were then made by the visitors and the meeting changed quickly in to a patriotic rally. There was a large attendance and it is expected that a delegation from Orient Chapter will accompany the grand officers to Las Animas this evening. Glee Club Entertainment The Glee Club of the Agricultural College at Fort Collins gave a con cert at the high school auditorium last Saturday evening, which was attend ed by a large number of our citizens and greatly enjoyed by all. The chorus was exceptional’y fine being compos ed of eighteen splendid voices. The solos and duets, and violin selections were all very pleasing. The glee club was entertained at various homes in Lamar and vicinity over Sunday and assisted in many of the musical pro grams for Easter services. On Short Furloughs Sergeant Glen Harvison and Cor porals Matthews and Carson came down from the rifle range at Golden this week on a three days leave of absence, and returned yesterday. Others will come on their return as it is the intention to give all the boys who wish it a short visit at home. Co. D is still stationed at Golden until assigned to active duty. New Editor The Holly Chieftain has t**en sold by L. N. Zalingcr, who has owned it for the past eight years, to Lee Mead ows of Parsons, Kansas. Mr. Meadows took charge last w?ek and expects to make the paper a special exponent of Holly and its industries. Mr. Zalinger has not yet announced his intentions as to the future, but for the present will continue to reside at Holly. M. E. Church Sunday school at 9:45. Preaching at 11:00 by Dr. H. M. Mayo. Dr. Mayo will be klad to meet all of his old friends. At 7:30 p. m. the pastor will preach on “Your Life a Plan of God.” The public is cordially invited to attend these services. Hon. John E. Rinker of Cripple Creek, who delivered the address at the auditorium services Sunday even ing, brought his family with him to Lamar and spent several days here visiting friends and looking over the country. They were joined here by Mr. Rinkeris brother, Thomas M. Rinker, and family of Ashland, Kan sas, who autoed here for a visit with them. John T. Gough, cashier of the bank at Eads, came down to Lamar on Easter Sunday to attend the Knights Templar services with Malta Com mandery. He came again on Wed nesday evening to accompany the Eads team along the rough and rugged journey through the Chapter. SHOE SALE! Women’s and Childrens Shoes and Oxfords We are putting on sale a large number of Women’s and Children’s Shoes, Oxfords and Slippers at large reductions in price. This will give you an opportunity to buy these articles at prices far below anything on the market today. All leather goods, and especially Footwear, is going up in price and will continue to do so for a considerable rime regardless of any change in world affairs —So we are giving you a chance to buy shoes at unheard of prices. These shoes are all good quality, in fact, the quality is better than the latest shoes; but they are all broken lines with only two or three of a kind, which is our reason for closing them out. $5.00 values at $2.90; $4.50 values at #3.10 and $2.50 $4.00 values at 2.25 and 2.75; $3.50 values at $1.98 and #2.25; #2.00 and 2.25 values at #1.49. This is really an opportunity you can’t afford to miss The W. J. Johnston Merc. Co. Lamar, Colorado. PATRIOTIC PUBLIC WELFARE MEETING Tuesday April 17, 1917 The big mass meeting called for Wednesday evening of this week has been postponed for the one and only totally unexpected event in this sec tion of the country—rain. The fall of moisture started Wednesday and con tinued all afternoon and evening and it was decided to postpone the par ade and meeting until more auspic ious weather. It is expected that this parade and mass meeting will be the greatest ever held in this county, as our people are all united in the move ment to promote in every way the work of preparation for our country's taking a part in the conflict that will be commensurate with its standing among the nations of the earth. Every citizen who can should turn out on this great occasion and hear the talks by those who have had ex perience and can best give informa tion as to the best way in which all can do their part in support of their government. Program is as follows: Salute of 21 guns at 6:30 p. m. Assembly at Court House and forming and starting parade at 7:30 p. m. ORDER OF PARADE Band or Fife and Drum Corps. G. A. R. Veterans. Soldiers and Sailors. Rifle Club. M. W. A. Drill Team. W. O. W. Drill Team. Band. Public Schools, Teachers and Pupils. Civilians afoot. Band. Civilians in autos or rigs. Line of march, north from court house to Olive street, west to Main street, north on Main to Dickinson comer, counter march on Main to Central school, east to rear of school and on to grounds. PROGRAM OF EVENING Announcement of Purpose of Meeting A. L. Beavers Prayer_ Rev. Crozier Flag of Our Hearts Geo. A. Watson Star Spangled Banner— High School Glee Club I The Flag Hon. C. C. Goodale Music by the Bristol Band. The War Judge Henry C. Rogers Music. Company “D”....Members of Company Music. Our Duty Reverend Lee Music. Short Talks by Civil War Veterans. Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean— ...High School Glee Club Our Navy Dr. Robnett Three-minute Talks Patriotic Citizens' Announcement Song, “America” Assembly Benediction ~ Father Basticn Civil Service Examination Clerk- Carrier An examination for clerk and car rier will be held at the post office in this city on April 28, 1917. Age limit, 18 to 45 years on the We are offering you GROCERIES for Less Money than we can replace them for. Therefore we urge you to buy 30 or 60 days supply. Silver’s Old Stand Lamar, Colorado date of the examination. Married women will not be admit ted to the examination. This prohi bition, however, does not apply to women who are divorced, but they are eligible for appointment only as clerk. Applicants must be physically sound and male applicants must be not less than 5 feet 4 inches Li height in bare feet, and weigh not less than 125 pounds without overcoat or hat. For application blanks and for full information relative to the examina tions, qualifications, duties, salaries, vacations, promotions, etc., address immediately, R. C. HOUSEHOLDER, Secretary, Board of Civil Service Ex aminers, Postoffice, Lamar, Colo.