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THE LAMAR REGISTER
Published Week!/ bj
CEO. a MERRILL
Editor and Proprietor
Subscription price— $1.60 per Year
Entered at the Postofficc at Lamar.
Colorado, as second class matter.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1918.
DECORATION DAY
Postponed Parade and Program Held
on Sunday With Immense
Crowd.
The rain all day last Thursday forc
ed the postponement of the Decora
tion Day program and it was decided
to hold it on Sunday. Accordingly on
Sunday afternoon the parade was
formed consisting of the few G. A. R.
comrades, and many of the fraternal
and patriotic organizations on foot,
while a line of several hundred autos
all loaded with citizens followed in
the parade, besides as many more that
had gone to the cemetery ahead of th»
parade. The graves of the old soldiers
and others were beautifully decorated
and .when the parade reached the
cemetery the crowd all told amounted
to several thousund. A program ol
special music and appoprriate address
es was given, the principal address be
ing by Gpneral C. C. Goodale, one of
the youngest veterans of the great
Civil war, he huving served three years
in it before reaching the age of 21.
His addresses are always an inspira
tion to the present generation to do
its full duty. There are a large num
ber of veterans graves in the Lamar
cemetery and only a small line of
aged survivors, but they still keep
alive the organization and it will onlj
be the last one that has no Comrade
to accompany him on his last march.
New School Superintendent.
The first step in the reorganization
of the Lamur schools for the coming
year was made on Thursday of last
week when Supt. J. E. Hershberger of
the New Kensington, Pennsylvania,
schools was selected as superintendent
of our city schools. Mr. Hershberger
has held the position of superintendent
there for six years and was offered
the place again, but owing to bailing
health his wife was forced to remove
the past year to Colorado and is now
living in Denver, so he preferred u
Colorado position even at less salary.
He is highly recommended by all who
have known him, and took hold of the
local situation in a vigorous manner.
He spent the past week in Lamar as
sisting the board in examining the
large list of applicants for positions,
and then left for Denver. He will re
turn shortly to take charge of the
work of preparation for the coming
term of school.
Rain and Hail.
Lamar an«,l vicinity w'as visited the
last week by a splendid rain and some
hail. At the weather gauge in I.amar
the total fall was 2.42 inches, and # it
was near that amount or over all
through this territory. A wonderful
amount of good was done to all grow -
ing crops as both the dry land and
irrigated sections were needing it ow
ing to the long drouth. There was
some hail with it, but not enough to
do much* damage except for a strip of
about two miles by four miles right
in the heart of the rich Big Bend val
ley. This rich farming section re
ceived a severe visitation and several
of the farmers report damage to the
wheat and alfalfa ranging as high as
7o per cent. However, most of them
were covered by insurance.
Hard to Satisfy.
Sheriff Downing captured his first
local slucker this week and took him
to Denver. He was Joseph Foster and
should have gone with the May 22
draft, lie failed to show up, how
ever, but slipped back here under an
assumed name to help a fair lady get
a divorce so they could marry, and
then the sheriff got him. Poor mis
guided youth. He tried to dodge a
few’ years war, so he could enlist in
a life one.
Grotto Next Wednesday.
The delayed installation of a Grotto
of the Veiled Prophets in Lamar will
take place at the Masonic Temple on
next Wednesday afternoon and even
ing. Prophet Arthur Comforth with
a delegation from the Colorado
Springs Grotto will be here for the oc
casion. The desert sands are being
especially heated and the goat fed on •
pepper for the great initiatory cere
monies.
LIGHTNING KILLS SIX
Lightning Strikes Crowd at Campo
Public Sale and Kills Six and
Injures .Many.
The most serious accident ever
caused by lightning in this section of
the state happened last Thursday noon
at a public sale near Campo in Baca
county. Two young men, Messrs.
Hadley and Rose, who were soon to
leave to answer their country's call for
soldiers, advertised a sale of their
effects for last Thursday. A large
crowd of neighbors collected and on
account of a threatened‘storm many
crowded under a large tarpaulin about
noon. Lightning struck the improvis
ed shelter and killed five men out
right. They were Walter Hiatt, Mr.
Southworth, Clarence McClelland, Mr.
Demace, Mr. Hathaway. Four others
werp so severely injured that their
lives fere considered in danger and one
has since died. Messrs. Rose and Had
ley were both shocked but their in
juries are not in any way serious!
Purchased Business Block.
The most important real estate
transaction recorded in Lamar for
some time is the purchase by C. M.
president of the Lamar National
Bank, of the Cooper Block at the
southwest corner of Main and Olive
streets. The building was owned by
the Cooper Brothers, sons of the late
D. E. Cooper, and is one of the most
desirable business properties in La
mar. The dry goods store of E. E.
Butler and Son occupies the first floor
and the second story contains a numb-,
er of good office rooms. The amount
paid for the building was not stated.
‘‘The Warrior”—“Fil-um sensation
of the year. The best film that Broad
way has seen. To say that he out-
Fairbanks Douglas Fairbanks is to put
it mildly.”—N. Y. Wolrd. At the
Opera House June 12 and 13.
Wrong Kind of Sampling.
Several local mine magnates, who j
are directors of the Sunrise Mining i
& Milling Co., went to the company’s'
headquarters at Salida last Friday to j
inspect several cars of oar. They had |
hoard talk of ore sampling and j
thought from previous observation
that sampling was quite a pleasant
sport, so they were right on the job.
but it didn’t prove just what they ex
pected. However the company is
rapidly producing high grade ore and
is soon to open general offices in Canon
City and keep in touch with the east
ern markets. The party consisted of
Sam R. Woods, L. L. Tripp, J. A.
Brookshire and Geo. C. Harris.
Oldest Pioneer of County Dead.
At Cfranada yesterday the funeral of
Mr. Martin Graham Was held and in
terment made in the cemetery there.
Mr. Graham was probably the oddest
inhabitant of the county both in age
and length of residence here. He
came to the valley over fifty years
ago, but lived some years near Futb'o
before settling in this section. He did
not know his exact age but was fnr
past ninety years, and hail in tlte early
days been quite prominent as a ranch
man and cattle owner. He and his
brother, James Graham, were the orig
inal owners of the Graham ditch. He
had many friend* throughout the
county.
“Vivid and thrilling. Maciste out-
Fairbanks Fairbanks . . . there is an
abundance of thrills. In addition to its
pictorial beauty its power to thrill.
‘The Warrier’ is most amusing.”—N.
Y. Times. At the Opera House Jqne
12th and 13th.
Prof. K. A. Shanner at Holly.
The Holly school board this week
unanimously el<*tod Principal K. A.
Shanner of the Umar high school as
tjicir superintendent of schools. Mr.
Shanner has been principal of the high
school, here the past two years and is
one of the most efficient instructors
and diciplinarinrs the schools
ever had. His promotion is well mer
ited and his host of I.amnr friends
will rejoice to learn of it, even though
they regret to lose him here.
Marriage Licenses.
i Geo. H. Burnett and Amy Clester.
| both of Lamar, tnarHed May 31.
Ernest Wiley and I aura Alexander
jboth of Ijtmar, .Tunc- 2.
Esie Martin r.nd Ethel Humphreys,
both of Holly .married June 1.

“ ‘The Warrior,’ in no sense of ex
aggeration, is one of the most amus
iitjg and at the same time most thrill
ing pictures which Europe has furnish
ed us.”—Dramatic Mirror. At the
Opera House June 12 and 13.
New Bakery Proprietor
The Home Bakery, which has been
conducted several years by J. R. Sevier
was purchased last week by Peter
Lynch, the well known Lamar baker
and caterer. Mr. Lynch has been in
that line of business almost since the
birth of Lamar, and has always been
popular with the eating public. He is
assured a splendid custom.
Gives a Nation to The World.
William Colfax Markham
He had brushed the old blue suit and
the hat with braid of gold,
Donned the *badge in memory’s honor,
memories of the days of old,
Grasped his staff with trembling fing
ers while he held some flow’ers red,
For this day recalls his comrades in
the bivouac of the dead.
Hark! the strains of martial music,
sound of fife and rolling drum,
Down the street with banners flying,
tramping feet, erect they come.
Then he hastens to the gateway, shades
his eyes by years made dim,
Sees not blue coats of the sixties, but
brown figures, tall and trim.
They are marching toward the sea
shore, destined for somewhere in
France,
And their buoyant step ne’er falters
and there’s fire in their glance.
Head uncovered, white locks stream
ing, proud he watches them go by,
Flow’ers in hi 3 hand are withered, mur
muring lips, he breathes a sigh.
For his heart is all aflutter, and he’d
gladly do and dare
Though his battle wounds remind him
he’s already done his share.
Vaunted wealth, a nation’s prowess,
savior of a world oppressed.
You owe dll unto his daring when your
people were distressed.
Now the colors as they pass him, dip
in reverence to his kind.
For without him and his valor, severed
nation we would find.
NOTICE TO ALIEN FEMALES
All Such Musi Register at Their Post
Office During the Week Between
June 17th and June 26th.
Whereas: The attorney general of
the United States in pursuance of the
powers conferred upon him by the
proclamation of the president, dated
April 19, 1918, has directed the regis
tration of all German alien females,
that is—"all natives, citizens, Deni
zens or subjects of the German Em
pire, or the Imperial German govern
ment, being females of the age of 14
years ami upwards, who are within
the United States and not actually
naturalized*as American citizens,” and
Whereas: The dates, between June
17th and 26th, 1918, inclusive (except
Sunday, June 23, 1918) between the
hours of 6:00 a. m. and 8:00 p. m.
have been designated as the days for
such registration, and
Whereas: The undersigned has beer
UNITED STATES FOOD ADMINISTRATION
License No. G-35126
I Haying: will soon be here. Why y %10 pound box of Santa Clara ;;
not lay in a supply of edibles *t* *!* Prunes, per box $1.25 «»
while you can get them cheap? X a This year we will have a spec- ; ’
i , t y ial pack of table fruit put up in y
Fancy potatoes, nice and sound v y llon cans Something differ
from Ridgeway. Colo., car just i £ e qt. really table fruit instead of
arrived on Tuesday; will have g -J. pie fruit, froriS 6.5 c to 75c gal. can •
another first of next week per | | Swift Jewel Shortening, r.O lb. ”
, wt 91.4+* :f can for *11,7,-.
Nuckolls Rolled Shoulders no g g Swift Jewel Shortening, No. 10 -
bone, just the thing for boiling :: $ can for? 2.10
and slicing: down cold for lunch. A .j. ~
per pound 32c Ij. Everything in fresh vegetables * >
10 lb box Fancy Peeled Evapor- ❖ •£ and fruits at prices that makes
x ated Peaches. You will find a a a our store -the popular store. ;;
Y great difference in the flavor •{• Y *•
•{• where the peaches are peeled be- •{• •{• ‘* e Bure ou are no * overlooking
X fore drying; per box $1.85 $ A something gooa. ;;
QUALITY - PRICE - SERVICE
"THt WARRIOR."wfTH MACISTC.THt. STRONgIsTMAN hi rnt WORLO
“The Silver Lining in The Cloud of War”
“THE WARRIOR”
Not a War Picture
Seven Breathless Reels of Comedy-Drama and
Huir-RaiMing Action
Seven Reels of Thrills—Seven Parts packed with Marvel
ous, Herculean Exploits—Seven Parts of Spectacle, Mighty
and Overpowering—Seven Parts of Swift and Convincing
Action—Seven Parts of Unresti ained Laughter.
“MACISTE, THE STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD”
Opera House
Wed. and Thurs., June 12 - 13
Adults :!5c Children 25c
Plus War Tax
named and designated as the chief re-'
gistrar for the non-urban area with
in the federal judicial district of Colo- !
rado, that is for the entire state of!
Colorado, except the cities of Boulder,
Canon Colorado Springs, Cripple I
Creek, Denver, Fort Collins, Grand,
Junction, Greeley, Leadville, Pueblo j
and Trinidad, now
Therefore: I B. F. Stapleton, chief
registrar, give notice to each and all
German alien females residing within!
the state of Colorado (except in the
cities named) to appear at the post
lofficos where they usually receive their I
- mail, on one of the days, and between
-1 the hours stated above, and there
-! register in the form and manner pre
scribed by the attorney general, of
, the United States, which will be ex
plained by the postmasters who have
1 1 been designated assistant registrars.
• A German alien female who fails to
register as prescribed above and with
' in the time stated, is liable to restraint
I imprisonment and detention for the
i duration of the war.
B. F. STAPLETON,
Postmaster,
Chief Registrar.

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