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BATTERY! NEEDS SPECIAL CAKE THIS COLD WEATHEU AND WE WILL TELL YOU IF IT NEEDS CHARGING OR REPAIRING 'This station is equipped to do first class battery work; also when you need a new battery l»e sure it is a WILLARD as 80 per cent of the cars manufactured use Willard batteries which proves they are the best. Stop and have your battery tested. No charge for testing. Battery & Electric Co. KA Y COULD. Manager AT LAMAR MOTOR SALES CO. fLBSTBACTS itit unit/ set of .V u //4<r a cal Abstract* of the Recort/s of l*rarer* County. Abstract* to Furm aml City Property furbished on shortest notice. Also inoners of Baldwin, day Jr CoAbstract* of l * rower* County Record* precious to the fire »f IHSU. Terms reasonable Aili I rest KJKKRi COUNTY ABSTKACI CO Money t»o Loan Plenty of Cheap Money for good Farm and City Loans. Call and see me. L. WIRT MARKHAM Dr. W. O. Sheller has gone to Den ver for a week’* visit. Mr. ami Mrs. C. V. Newman of Hol ly. spent several days this week with friends in lamnr. F. M. Wilson, manager of the I). A. M. & P. Co., returned yesterday from 1 a trip to eastern markets. t’has. Maxwell, district manager of t h.- I.a mar Flour Mills Co., spent sev eral days this week in Lamar. W. F. McCue, president of the Mc- Cue Mercantile Co., spent several days in Lamar the past week with the local force. Harty Pilloud, of Northway, was one of the south country stockmen to break through to town the first of the week. WESTERN BRANCH TAYLOR & FRICK Established A. D. 1858 PIONEER FARM MORTGAGE BANKERS Mr. Farmer knows we are the oldest and strongest Company in the field and that we loan money at the LOW EST RATES and complete his loan PROMPTLY. No wait ing for an inspector to arrive. We Buy Liberty Bonds- City & Farm Insurance ELI W. GREGG, Manager Koom :i, Silver liuilcliriK E. W. Gregg, western manager of the Taylor & l-'rick farm loan agency, spent several days this week in the state capital. M. J. .McMillin, chairman of the re publican county committee, was here the first of the week seeing the old officials out nn«*l the new ones in. Corp. K. G. Martin, one of the Baca county soldier boys who has been at Camp lewis, Washington, has return ed and will remain awhile in Lamar. Word has been received by his fam ily that Herschel Horn of the Y. M. C. A. foreign service is now in Paris, and expects to return to I.a mar some time late in the spring. J. R. Nelson, one of latmar’g sol diers who has been for some time in France Hnd at the. front, arrived in Newport News on the return voyage last week according to a letter receiv ed by his father. J. M. Nelson. G. S. Blosser, for over 31 years a resident of this section and for the past ten years one of the standbys on the rural route service, hus decided to remove to Aurora, in this state, where he expects to make his home for the present. Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Cox, who *l>ent the holidays visiting their par lent* and relatives at Shattuck and j Woodward, Oklahoma, returned to their home in laimar on last Monday. They report the snow as extending all lover that section. Mrs. Granby Hillyer extended her hospitality to a number of friends on Tuesday when she entertained forty in the afternoon at Auction Bridge ami ulnmU the same number at Five Hund red in the evening. The house was beautifully decorated with red roseß and carnation* —these colors being car iried out in the refreshments served Iby the hostess. The Round Tabic Club met with Mrs. G. J. Garvin Wednesday with a good attendance. This was the first meeting of the club since the “flu” ban hnd been lifted. The teachers of the Lamar schools gave a shower on last Friday in honor of Miss Olive Pittman, who has for several years been the- efficient sec rotary of the hoard of education, and who recently resigned because she is soon to he married. Judge J. C. Horn of the county court received word this week that his son, Carl, who had been serving with the engineers of the A. E. F. in France for some months had arrived safely in this country and is now in Fort Lee, Virginia, awaiting demobilization. Heinie Johnson has been in I-umur several days this week and Mrs. John son is expected to arrive today. Mr. Johnson will soon go to Caldwell, Idaho, where he will be auditor for the Colorado Milling Co.’s mills and ele vators in that state with headquarters at Caldwell. Mrs. Johnson and the children will go to visit in Chicago before joining him there. Mrs. Rollin C. Goodale opened the social season Saturday when she en tertained about sixty guests at an aft ernoon and evening party. Auction Bridge was played in the afternoon i and Five Hundred at night. The de corations, pink and white, were currieil out in both flowers and the dainty re j freshments served. Mrs. Chas. Smith i of Kansas City, was guest of honor, i Rich Oil Field. R. J. McGrath has grown to a heighth of almost eight feet in the past two weeks since the Saturday Evening Post hus devoted some of its most valuable space and special writ ers to boosting his oil interest*. Bob won’t tell just how much he has puid out in subsidies to the Post correspond ent* but says he leaves such minor de tails to H. W. Cornell, who is an old time New York newspaper man. Any way the thrilling stories being written by Samuel Atwood of the wonders of the Burkbui nett oil field are especially interesting here where so much stock is held in the Cotton County Oil & Gas Co., and the Nee-No-She Oil Co., both of which have large land holding* in th« center of that wonderful oil field. The former company had al ready planned to drill their first well in that territory ns their land there is surrounded by producing wells, and the directors believe that they can give their stockholder* un almost sure opportunity of big results from the first well drilled in that section. They also have fine properties in the great Cotton County field and on Sunshine bill. Mr Cornell, manager of the Nee- No-She Oil Co., went down to Burk humett several weeks ago with ample funds assured to start drilling and lie is probably at work hv this time The directors of both companies feel that their investors are going to get tre mendous returns on their investments. Storm Still Blocks Traffic. The south country is still in tin grip of the big storm. Every big snow in this countr\ seem* to act dif ferent, and this one hus been by far the hardest ever known to break roadfl through. Even when broken the first wind blocks them up again. Word re ceived from Two Butte* today was to the effect that the last daily papers received then* were <<f the date of Jan uary C>. About 2f» teams loaded with supplies for Baca county left Lamar yesterday morning but were blocked about eight miles from town and had to turn back. There is a great short age of fuel in some parts of the coun ty and provisions of most kinds are running low. It the conditions arc not materially improved very quickly there will be great suffering. In some sec tions stock is alrea<ly suffering terrib ly but in others it is reported to be standing the strain so far in good shape. . » ■ .... Editorial Change. The W. F. McCue Merc. Co. Bulletin for January was a little late owing to delay caused by taking invoice, but it was so filled with interesting store notes and special prices that it made up for the delay. Mr. Seely, who has been editor for the past two years re tired after issuing this copy of the Bulletin, and he will he succeeded by jl. O. John, the new editor. Mr. .Seely j has been in charge of the store’s ad vertising for a considerable time, and has made many warm friends here, who will regret to see him leave. He has not just definitely decided yet as to hii future work or location. VICTROLA? One of America’s Greatest Contribution* to the advancement of mankind. Nothing nicer on a cold winter evening than to sit in your home and enjoy the strains of MUSIC YOU LIKE FROM A YICTKOI.A PUT ONE IN YOUR HOME AND iilHHi Lamar Book J I 11 Music Co. FOR SALE! My Reg. Percheron Stallion MONT No. 102160 Black with Star, 1800 lbs. Having sold all my inares hut his yet can use him no longer. A. N. I’AHIIIMI Lamar Broom Corn Factory The stockholder* of the Broom and Brush Co. met Tuesday night at the Elks club room and there was a large attendance. The report of officers showed a very flattering year's business in spite of muny draw- I bark . and where many stockholders had been expecting and were willing to pay an assessment to keep this \ very important business concern in the city working regularly, they wen very agreeably surprised to find that it has earned a small dividend for the hohler* of stock after paying all ex penses. The business men of Lunar established this factory about two years ago for the benefit it would i bring to the people of the surrounding country and to draw the broom corn i market of this rection to Lamar. They « h.ol no expectation of profits and the a great showing of the past year is a good sign of their business judgment and of the future in store for our ’ city. The old directors were re-elect ed. I | TRUAX HARDWARE S FURMTERE CO j 5 107 South Main Stmt I-liihiv. Lamar li* z I'umilurr IHnhes E OUR LINES, rijturr with Ua. I HARDWARE and CUTLERY f HARNESS and STRAP HOODS I PAINTS and VARNISHES I %, 4 * _ _ Heating i I Stoves J 1 ,nJ I ; The'Stay Satisfactory”Rar\ge ’ RflngeS | E (H R MOTTO: Your Money’s Worth or Your Money Back. 2 Methodist Episcopal Church. A. J. Waller, Pastor. Sunday school, 9;4f> u. in. Profes sor J. E. Hershberger, superintendent. Morning service, 11a. in. Epworth league, 6:30 p. m. Vern L Chambers, president. Evening service, 7:30 p. m. A very hearty invitation to all to worship with us. Presbyterian Church. Sunday school, 9:4'* a. in. Morning worship, 11 a. m Young People’s Meeting, (*:(H) p. m. Evening '<?rvice. 7:30 p. in. Mid-Week service, Wednesday even ing at 7:30. St rangers and those without a church home are most cordially invit ed to these service*. A welcome awaits you here. D. G. Mac Lennun Minister. WANTED Will pa cash for gentle family driving horse. Inquire nt house south of ice plant.