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We are in the market for
Cane, Milo, Feterita, Sudan, Bean, and
Broom Corn seed*.
We Sell
Seedi, Feed*, Coal, Salt, Dips, Poultry
Supplies and Remedies.
$58.00 to $60.00 per Ton.
See us for Contracts on Bean and Vine
Seeds for this year. We furnish seed
stock and pay highest prices.
Lamar, Colorado.
200 North Main Phone Lamar 1)
Copyright. IWs, by Pit Alya O'Brien
(Continued fronj Puge 3)
custom of the olHrars to wear "aborts”
—breeches that are about eight luches
long, like the boy scouts wear, leav
ing a space of about eight Inches of
open country between the top of the
puttees un«l the end of the shorts. The
Australians wore them in Sulonikl and
ut the Dardanelles.
When the order came In for me, I
had these "short*" on, and I didn't
have time to change Into other clothes.
Indeed, I was In such a sweat to get
to the front that If I hud been in my j
pajamas I think I would have gone |
that way. As It was It was raining |
mid I threw an overcoat over me, j
Jumped into the machine, and we made <
record time t.» the airdrome to which j
I had been ordered to report.
As I alighted front* the automobile j
my overcoat blew often and displayed j
my manly form attired In “shorts" In- I
*tcad of In the regulation flying J
breeches, und the sight amused con- J
•Idernble commotion lu camp.
"Must be a Yankee!" I overheard J
one officer say to another as I ap- .
preached. “No one but a Yankee would
have the cheek to show up thut way, j
you know!”
But they laughed good-naturedly us
I came up to them, and welcomed me
to the squadron, and I was soon very
much at home.
My squadron was one of four sta
tioned at an airdrome about eighteen
miles back of the Ypres line. There
were IS pilots in our squadron, which
was u scout squadron, scout machines
carrying but one man.
A <eout, sometimes called n fighting
scout, lias no bomb dropping or recon- ]
noltering to do. Ills duty is Just to!
fight, or, ns the order was given to me,'
"You are experted to pick fights and
not wait until they come to you!" |
When bomb droppers go out over
the lines in the daytime a scout squad
ron u tially convoys them. The bomb
droppers fly ut about twelve thousand
feet, und scouts n thousand feet or so'
above them.
If at any time they should be at-1
tucked. It is the duty of the scouts to
dive down und carry on the fight, the:
orders of the bomb droppers belug to
go on dropping bombs and not to fight |
unless they have to. There Is seldom
a time that machines go out over the
lines on this work in the daytime thut
they are uot attacked at some time or
other, and so the scouts usually have
plenty of work to do. In addition to
these nttacks, however, the squadron
Is Invnrlnhly under constant bombard
ment from the ground, but that doesn’t
worry us very much, us we know pret
ty well how to avoid belug hit from
that quarter. I
On my first flight, after joining the
squadron, I was taken out over the
Hues to get a look pt things, wup out
my location In case I whs ever lost,
locate the forests, lakes anti other
landmarks and get the general lay of
the lund.
One thing that was Impressed upon
me very emphatically was the locution
of the hospitals, so that lu case I was
ever wounded und bad the strength to
pick my landing I could land us near
as possible to a hospital. All these
things a new pilot goes through dur
ing the first two or three days after
joining a squadron.
Our regular routine was two flights
a day, each of two hours' duruthm.
After doing our regular patrol, It was
our privilege to’go off on our own hook
If we wished, before going back to
the squadron.
I soon found out that my squadron
wus some hot squadron, our flyers be
ing ulmost uhvuys assigned to spcclul
duty work, such as shooting up
trenches at a height of fifty feet from
the ground.
I received my baptism Into this kind
of work the third time I went out over
the lines, and I would recommend it
to anyone who Is hankering for excite
ment. You are not only apt to be at
tacked hy hostile aircraft from above,
hut you ure swept hy muchine-guu tire
from below. I have seen some of our
machines come hack from this work
sometimes so riddled with bullets that
1 wondered how they ever held to
gether. Before we sturted out on one
of these Jobs, we were mighty careful
to see that our motors were in perfet t
condition, because they told us the
"war bread was bad In Germany."
One moaning, shortly after I Joined
the squadron, three of us started over
the line of our own accord. We soon
observed four enemy machines, two
seaters, coming toward us. This type
of muchlne Is used by the Huns for
artillery work and bomb dropping, and
we knew they were on mischief bent.
Each machine had a muchlne gun In
front, worked by the pilot, and the ob
server also had a gun with which In
could spray all around.
% When we first noticed the Iluns, out
machines were about six miles hack
of the German lines and we were lying
high up lu the sky, keeping the sun
behind us, so that the enemy could not
s«-e us.
We picked out three of the machines
and dove down on them. I went right
hy the man I picked for myself and
his observer In the rear seat kept
pumping at me to beat the hand. Not
one of my shots took effect as I went
right down under him, but I turned
and gave him another burst of bullets,
and down he went in a spinning nose
dive, one of his wings going one way
and one another. As I saw him crash
to tlie ground I knew that I had got my
first hostile aircraft. One of my com
rades wus equally successful, hut the
other two German machines got away.
We chased them back until things got
too hot for us by reason of the appear
ance of other German machines, und
then we culled It a day.
Tills experience whetted my appetite
for more of the same kind, und I did
not have long to wait.
It may he well to explain here Just
w hat a spinning nose bend Is. A few
years ago the spinning nose dive wn
considered one of the most duugeren
things a pilot could attempt, and
many men were killed getting into this
spin und not knowing how to come
out of It. In fact. lots of pilots
thought that when once you got Into
n spinning nose dive there wus no
way of coming out of it. It Is now
used, however, in actunl flying.
The machines that ure used in
France are controlled In two ways,
both by hands and feet, the feet
working the yoke or rudder but
which*controls the rudder; that steers j
the machine. The lateral controls
fore and aft, which cause the ma
chine to rise or lower, are controlled
hy a contrivance culled u "Joy stick.”
If, when flying In the air, u pilot
should release his hold on this stick.
It will gradually come toward the
in that position the machine will
begin to climb. So If a pilot Is shot
and loses control of this "Joy stick,”
his machine begins to ascend, and
climbs until the angle formed be
comes too greut for It to continue or
the motor to pull the plane; for u
fraction of a second It stops, and the
motor then being the heaviest, It
causes the nose of the muchlne to fall
forward, pitching down ut u terrific
rate of speed and spinning at the
same time. If the motor is still run
ning, It nuturully Increases the speed
much more than It would If the mo
tor were shut off. and there Is great
danger that the wings will double up,
causing the machine to break apart.
Although splus ure made with the
motor on, you are dropping like a ball
being dropped out of the sky and the
velocity Increases with the power of
the motor.
This spinning nose dive has been
frequently used In “stunt" flying In
recent years, but Is now put to prac
tical use by pilots In getting away
from hostile machines, for when a
man Is spinning it is almost lmpos
| slide to hit him, and the man making
the attack Invariably thinks his en
emy Is going down to certain death
lu the spin.
This Is all right when a man Is
over his own territory, because he
can right Ids machine and come out
of It; but If It happens over German
j territory, the Iluns would only follow
him down, and when he cume out of
: the spin they would lie above him,
{ having all the advantage, und would
shoot him down with euse. It is a
good way of getting down Into a
cloud, and Is used very often hy both
sides, hut It requires skill und cour
tigo by fhe pilot making It If he ever
• xpeets to come out alive. A spin
being made by a pilot Intentionally
looks exactly like a spin that Is made
by a machine initially being shot
down, so one never knows whether it
is forced or Intentional until the pilot
• itln-r rights his machine und comes
out of it. or crashes to the ground.
Another dive similar to this one Is
I. now n as Just the plain dive. As
'lime, for Instance, that a pilot flying
t a height of several thousand feet
. * shot, loses qontrnl of his machine,
nd the nose of the plane starts down
i it It the motor full on. lie Is going
| it a tremendous speed and In many
instance* Is going so straight and
jwlftly thut the speed is too greut for
the machine, because It wus never
constructed to withstand the enor
mous pressure forced against the
wings, and they consequently crumple i
(Continued next week.)
Dumb Agony of Cossack Woman, Tak
ing Leave of Mate, More Impres
sive Than Flow of Tears.
It was the square of Yurlevets (on
th Volga) that one of those tragic
fragments which life casts up like
driftwtMMl was flung at our feet. A
C« is sack's lea v« taking of his mate;
that was all. u million times repeated
in a million different izbas, in thut one
summer. But it was more —symbol of
woman's undent and inarticulate grief.
These shuwb-d and booted women of
the North are too burdened with
mirth's sorrow to weep; they are-like
dumb cattle In their woe. The soldier
himself wus o|M>nly wiping his eyes on
his coarse, dusty, brown sleeve, while
under both anus he clutched absurdly
two enormous loaves of black bread.
A dingy little child In Its mother's arms
fluttered un<-<>mprchcnding hands In
the directin'!! of the steamer; but from
tlie Mongol-cheeked, gray-eyed woniau
there wus no sign.
She 10-ither touched her man In fure
well, nor offered uny of those small
caress, s hy which we seek to mitigate
our grief. The sullen silence of the
North had laid Its finger upon her.
but her eyes followed her mate with
the wild, unreasonable grief of the
forest sprang. She stood still star
ing. unaware of the baby in her arms,
while the steamer moved slowly out
Into the gray n.lsls. Long after dusk
had closed down, I could see her face
• training In the gloaming like a mask
of despair.—Olive Gilbreath In the
Yale Review.
America’s First Cartoon.
Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania
Gazette was the first American news
paper to print a cartoon. There were
rumors of u possible war with the
French, which resulted In u cull for u
meeting au Albany of the representa
tives of the British colonies. Frank
lin was one of the commissioners, and
to increase the force of an appeul for
united action, on May ». 17M. printed
a <-*rtoon representing a snake cut Into
eight parts, the head representing New
Lnglnnd and the other seven parts the
various colonies outside of New Eng
land. The legend read: "Join or die."
Biding His Time.
“How, much Is u chi ken wuf?” In
quired Mr. Erastus Plnkley.
"What do you care?” Inquired the
dealer. “You are raising chickens of
your own."
“Yes. An’ every night or so, I misses
a chicken. I’s glneter let It go on till
de price rises u few mo’ notches an’
den I’s glneter make it a cose of grand
Jqrron v.“
.'i .i i ui, i i. r«.
The undersigned having been ap
pointed Administrator of the estate of
Joseph Velui, lute of the County of
Prowers. In the State of Colorado, de
ceased. hereby gives notice thut he
will appear before the County Court
of said Prowers County, at the Court
House in l.ainur, In said County, ut
the .MuCch Term. 1918, on Monday the
lOlli day of June. 1018, at which time
ull persons having cluims against said
estate are notified and requested to at
tend for the purpose of having the
same adjusted. All persons indebted
to said estate are requested to make
immediate payment to the undersigned.
Dated at Lamar, Colorado, this
seventh day of May, A. D. 1918.
J. K. Doughty, Attorney.
First publication May 8, 1918.
Last publication June 5. 1918.
Pursuant to a resolution duly adopt
ed by tlie Hoard of Directors of The
Pleasant Valley Drainage District at an
adjourned regqlur meeting of said
Hoard held on tlie 9th day ol' Mhv, 1918,
That a special election will be held
ill and for Tlie Pleasant Valley Drain
age District at the residence of \V. A
Macpherson in the Southeast quartet
of the Southeast quarter of Section
Eleven < 11), Township Twenty-two (22)
South. Range Forty-seven <(7) West of
■he tith Principal Meridian, Prower.-
County. Colorado, on Monday. June 10.
1918, to vote upon anti determine the
following question, to-wlt:
Shall the contract heretofore en
tered Into under date of May 9.
1918, subject to the upprovul of I lie
voters of said District, between The
Pleasant Valley Drainage District
of the one part and The Snylvr Con
struction Company of the other
part, for the excavation work of
the main dralnuge canal for said
District to be done by the said
Suvler Construction Company at a
price of thirteen cents <s.l3) per
cubic yard of earth, with an esti
mated yarduge of One Hundred
Thirteen Thousand (113.000) and
the District guaranteeing a yardage
of not less than Ninety Thousand
(90,000), (said contract Involving a
total estimated expenditure of sll.-
090.00) be ratified and approved and
said expenditure authorized?
That the ballots required to be cast
at said election shall ' contain the
Sayb-r Contract YES
Suyler Contract NO
That said Disliicl shall not be divid
ed into aepaiule pie. IIICIS loi SUld elec
tion. but there shall be only one vot
ing place tin icin. which Shall h. as
uoove mentioned.
That the polls tor said election shall
be opened at eight o'clock in tlie morn
ing and he kept open until six o'clock
ut the afternoon ol said day.
Thai the Judges appointed by saiu
Hoard of Directors tor said election
are W. L. Holland, Albert H. Kern, uitu
VV . A. Macpherson.
Thut full copies of the contract ahov.
referred to will be posted With copies
of this notice in three public pluc< s in
iaid District, und also in the oltico oi
.-.aid District, at least fitlceii da>s be
fore the said dale ut election, and tin*i
.lie originul contract is on tile ana
may be inspected at any tune auriiig
oust ness hours ill the office of suiu
LiraiHuge District in the Sliver Build
ing in Lumur, Colorado.
Dated ut Lamar, Colorado, this 15th
day of May. 1918.
(District Seal.)
Secretary of The Pleasant Val
ley Drainage District.
First Pub. May 22. 1918.
Last Pul>. June o. 1918.
Notice Is hereby given to w horn it
may concern that the follow Ing describ
<i estray animal wu taken up n«tr
Lamar, i’rowers County, Colorado, ori
or about May 27. 1918. to-wit: One
black Gelding, weight about 900 lbs.,
smooth mouth, branded with a brand
looks like
suid animal being iinaitown to th.-
■ >oaru, unless claimed by owner on oi
before June 22. 1918. said cslrnj will
•>e sold by this Hoard lor the benefit
of the owner when found.
Tl( >.N t'(>M M I SSI tIN EI tS.
Denver, Colorado.
Lamar. Colo.
City Council met In regular session
w ith the follow ing picsent: Mayor
Pro-tem, K. J. Wukimi. Aldermen, Bor
• UK. Davis, Kirkpatrick.
Minutes of May 20lh were read and
Hills ol May were uudited and approv
'd by the finance committee and upon
motion were allowed us follows.
’. K. Daniel, salary chief of
police $ 90.00
Joint Barnhill, salary and u . «.i
auto 91.00
Win. Watkins, extra police .... 4, mi
ira Purdin, extia police 7.98
L. E. McAdams, extra police .... 15.00
E. A. Lundgren, salary lor May 15.00
C. S. Curran, police magistrate
fees 20.00
'l. It. Sunday, salary for May .. f. 5.00
W. C. Harker, auto drives 1.5 u
J. M. Litidaly. auto drives 1.30
Adams. Sew.ll A. Co., mdse .. . 17.n0
llendrle *v Holthoff, Ili-Cnrhon
ate of Soda i I jc
American Disinfecting Co., disin
fection 10.00
Win. Rent, Jr., witness fees .... 1.00
• lay Oakley, witness lees ( nu
Roy Kimmel. Witness lees .... Mid
Lamar Sparks, printing ti.oo
Anderson Fire Sup. Co., chains
lor auto truck 2.00
C. Goodale, cash advanced . 5.00
Merchants Cafe, meal ticket .... O.ut)
W. If. iliiwanl. feed bill 2.50
• Soldi'll Rule Merc Co. 2 blankets 5.58
W. Gentry, salary lor May.. won
Geo. Everett, labor on streets.. 85.50
Lon Harker, labor on streets . 81.H0
Lon Filoon. labor on streets . . 9.15
Roy George, labor on streets ... 4.05
J. J’. Ford, labor on streets . . . li _ .
Lamar Motor Sales Co., interest
and merchandise 05.21
Sunday Garage, merchandise and
storage 9.23
Strain Bros., oil. mix and eoal. . 35.71 !
F. Daniel, salary supt. of
water works 25.00
S. E. Cook, salary ami extra ser
vices 95.00 I
S. K. Cook, cash advanced 0.00
A. Tucker', labor on water wks. . 87.00 i
E«l Smith, labor on water wks .. 81.00
E. L. Barrett, watchman at
reservoir HO.OO
Dock Cosper. labor 22.65 '
Neptune Meter Co.. 2-1 meters.. 42.84 I
Buffalo Meter Co., meter repairs 4 0.48
Purdin Trans. Co., drnynge 1.00
W. J. Johnston Merc. Co., 1 pr.
rubber boots &.oq
ML Sts. Tel. A- Tel. Co., phone
| service 11 - 90
G. H. Brown Mfg. Co., cement
and hail screen .. . ........ 4 j*.00
Lamar Hdw. Co.. 3-4 galv. pipe.. 2.35
C. C. Huddleston, merchandise
and labor "•*;{
John C Wiley, auto drives . ... 160
\ H. S Co., leveling ftevver outlet 80.00
I certify thut the above Is correct.
• S. E. COOK.
Attorney und Counselor at Law
Office in Goodale Block
Attorneys at Law
Office in Firs*. National Bank Biocl
Attorney at Uw
Lamar, Colorado
attorney at law
.iIL\LK BLDG. Phone Lamar 162
Attorney at Law
Offices: Markham Building
Practices in State and Federal
Courts, and before United Stales
Land Department
Attorney and Counselor at Law
dice in Bent Blk. East Main Street
bit. W. O. SUULLRK
Rooms 5 and 6, Cooper Bldg.
Res. Phone, Red 74)
Office Phone, Red 743
Phone Lamar 91J
Eire, Life, Accident, Liability, Hail
Steam Boiler, Surety Bona*:
Room 3, Huddleston Bldg.
HERE'sW '/g! * "
THE is
The Kullman I* the Easiest Running
VVa*hing Machine in tbe world, be
cause the Agitator -forces tbe water
and soap suds through the clqthea in
siead of dragging the heavy clothes
through the water.

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