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TAYLOR & FRICK Established A. I). 1858 PIONEER FARM MORTGAGE BANKERS Mr. Farmer knows we are lire 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 Room .‘l, Silver Building. iLBSTE^LCTS The only set of Numerical Abstract* of the Records of l* rowers County. Abstracts to Farm and City Property furnished on shortest notice. Also oumers of Baldwin , Jay db Co's., Abstracts of Prowers County Records previous to the fire of 18H8. Terms reasonable. Address FftOWBRS COUNTY ABSTRACT CO Money to Loan Plenty ol Cheap Money for good Farm and City Loans. Call and see me. L. WIRT MHRKHHM Mrs. J. E. Raines visited friends in Rocky Ford last week. Mrs. C. V. Newman, of Holly, is visiting friends in town this week. N. N. McLean returned last Satur duy from a visit to Kansas City. E. W. Gregg made a business trip to Springfield the first of the week. Fred L. Harris spent a few days in Umar last week looking after business affairs. Supt. K. A. Shanner of the Holly schools visited Umar friends Monday evening. Mrs. Ray Gould entertained a few friends at Bridge Auction Tuesday evening. j .itfflU Dr. J. V. Saylcr of Two Buttes was j visiting in the home of his parents over the week end. Mrs. Anna Carrico, who has been in j Denver several months, returned to last Sunday. J. O. Stream, who has been buying \ hay down in Kansas, returned home the first of the week. Miss Mabelle Mean of Swink, Colo- i rado, has been visiting friends in La mar for the past week. W. F. McCue, president of the Me- j Cue Mercantile Co., was here visiting with the manager, Edw. Hertzog, over Sunday. L. M. Sweitzer, county agriculturist,, was in Fort Collins last week attend ing a meeting of the county agents of the state. Supt. J. E. Hershberger returned j Sunday from a trip to Chicago where he attended a school superintendents’ 1 convention. R. L. Seely left the first of the week for Montrose, where he has accepted a position with a hardware and furni ture company. Carl Hasty, who has been for the past few weeks in Denver, is here again. He expects to be in business in thi» territory soon. | The Snodgrass Food Co., have re arranged the interior of their store I since the starting of the new delivery I service, and they arc now running j much on the old plan. I Geo. Mathews, who has spent six months in various army camps of the east, wus recently discharged and re ! turned to Lamar last Thursday. He i ran again be found on the old job at j the Umar Motor Sales Co. | Ivan Rinebarger, who has been forc ! man at the News office for the past year, resigned last week, and he and jMra. Rinebarger left on Monday for j Lima, Ohio, where he will take a pos ition. Walter Stanley of Rocky Ford, ! who has on former occasions helped lout at the News office, is again relief I man. Mrs. Morris Sunday, who recently returned from Denver quite seriously sick, has been very low at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Wirt Markham, the past week. The last day has witnessed some change for the bettcr in her condition and her many friends sincerely hope the improve ment will continue. P. B. Bennett received word from the government officials this week that his son, Walter Lee Bennett, who went over seas with the first of the marines, hud been killed, but they could give no particulars. His parents have had no word from him since last May and have tried every way to get some ink ling of what was the matter, but it has proved just another case of ab solute incompetency on the part of the Washington officials, and even yet they' can not tell either the date or the cause or even where his death occured. The sincere sympathy of the entire community' goes out to the family in their great loss. MASONS MEET I A Lodge Gathering of The Fraternity Confers Third Degree on a Class of Three. At a special communication of La j mar Ix»dge No. 90, A. F. & A. M., last j night the third degree was conferred j on a class of three consisting of Alva I Deeter, William Smiley and Glen Kirk- I Patrick. The latter as the last of the three victims was just finishing as the I hour of eleven struck and agreeable jto an ancient custom in such cases | made and provided and adopted in all regular and well governed lodges from I time immemorial, it became his duty to wind up the clock and put the goat Ito bed. He insists he got through with the goat all right, but he climbed a ladder to wind the clock—just as he ; used to do in the First National Bank | —ami fell just as he did there and hurt ' his knee in exactly the same place. * Anyway’, he is laid up today, and if anyone questions his story of the affair the only further information they can get is that “It is none of your dam business anyway’.” There arc those who intimate that he had the clock down on the floor, but had forgot about the goat—but be that as it may, he ate his share of the fine supper that was served and was voted by the crow’d to be a dead game sport. Bought Two Trucks. The county commissioners were in session the first of the week for sev eral day's looking after the regular monthly’ business. Chairman A. P. Knuckey and Commissioners J. B. Rhodes and Fred Williams were ull present. In order to push work on surfacing the roads and get a chance to obtain our share of the state and national aid to the good roads funds, the commissioners purchased two ad ditional large trucks, which will assist materially in the work. Both the city’ and county found that the trucks paid for themselves the first year they were used. They not only cheapen but they greatly expedite the work of surfac ing the road beds. Proposed New Salaries. According to the bill which has been introduced in the legislature and which it is generally believed will pass, the salaries of most county officers of the state will be materially raised. The increase, however, does not effect the salaries of those now in office, but will be paid to the next officials elected. Where the officers are also paid fees the salaries will only be paid in case the office earns it. The following is the schedule for Prowers county: Sheriff S2BOO, Clerk $2400, Assessor $2400, Treasurer $2500, Judge $2700, Supt. of Schools SISOO, Commissioners S9OO. Moose Meet. Lodge No. 1270, Loyal Order of Moose held a meeting last Tues day w’hich was well attended and re sulted in the election of a class of new candidates for initiation at the next meeting of the lodge. Also plans were adopted which will bring a big boost of membership to the order here. The order is in most ’flourishing condition nationally, and Ismar Lodge expects soon to rank with the best of them. Death of I. L. Maxwell. On Sunday morning I. L. Maxwell, one of the old time and most prominent business men of l*amar, passed away at his home on South Third street after an illness lasting for several years. Mr. Maxwell came to Lamar in the first y*ear of the town’s history and has been engaged in business here almost ever since. For the past twen ty years he lias been best known as the manager and leading stockholder of the lainmr Hardware Co., one of the leading mercantile institutions of our city. He was an energetic and progressive business man, a good citi zen and an earnest member of the churrh, ever ready to bear his share in the work of upbuilding the city’ and his church. He took u prominent part in all public affairs until his sickness a few years ago forced him to retire from active business affairs. He w’&s popular w’ith all who knew' him, and will be greatly missed in all circles of our city's life. The funeral services were held from the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon and interment made in Riverside cemetery. There was a large gathering of friends and neighbors present at the ceremonies and a long concourse followed the re mains to their last resting place. If You Are If Your Watch Sick Is Sick ( Don't take chances ) Bring it lo our Watch and Clock llonpitnl. OUR PRESCRIPTION DEP'T. A " Jewe,r> Repaired Is supplied with the best and purest drugs RIGHT at RIGHT PRICES on the market—is in charge of competent We a|ao w) , you anv standard Watch, Registered Pharmacists. You can depend ... . . ...... j j Howard, Hamilton, Elgin or Waltham at on getting just what the doctor ordered, properly compounded at reasonable prices. 1916 and 1917 prices. Remember this is the only Drug Store in Prowers county that employs more than one Registered Pharmacist. Only Registered Pharmacists allowed to compound. N. N. McLEAN THE RELIABLE DRUGGIST STATIONER JEWELER Tractor Demonstration Join the E-B Tractor School FREE TO ALL Interested in Power Farming tame school that was held for Officers of the United States Army in 1918 Hear how Tractors are designed. See how Tractors are repaired. Learn how to operate a Tractor. The school is held for two days and starts promptly at 9 o'clock in the morning. Don’t miss this big chance for free instruction. Lamar Hardware Company Big Suit Filed. A big damage suit was filed by At torneys Hillyer & Kinkaid for the D. A. M. & P. Co., last week against the Intermountain R., L. & P. Co. for fail- ■ ure of the latter to keep its contract to furnish power for the Koraman mill. The latter mill was originally equipped with steam power, but at the solicitation of the light company the steam equipment was replaced by electric at large cost. The Intermoun tain company continued to take on new contracts until it so overloaded its capacity that it cannot supply pow er sufficient to satisfactorily run any machinery’ now. It has resulted in great loss not only to the D. A. M. & P. Co., but to innny farmers in the Muy’ Valley, who have been forced to ■ bale and ship their hay instead of f selling it to the mill. The situation , has become so deplorable that the al- | falfa company is now preparing to , again install steam power at a heavy additional expense. They are there fore suing for damages against the ( Intermountain. The Oil Boom. Frank A. Cox returned on Tuesday ( from a trip to the Burkbumctt, Texas, oil field. He reports the town as over run with people and oil derricks, the < one being almost as numerous as the ' other. Houses are the scarcest article in the town and many of them are be- ( ing pulled down to make room for derricks. The crowd has gone wild and leases on anything within miles of production have gone to fabulous fig ures. Only those who go well fixed can sleep indoors and eat regular. Wins Old Suit. C. W. Beach, who was appointed aa division engineer for this district in place of E. R. Chew by Governor Carl son in 1915, has just been awarded the place by the supreme court. Mr. Chew has been holding the job and drawing the salary ever since, while Mr. Beach has not had oven n nibble much less a chew of the pie. The sup preme court has not solved the pro blem of just how Mr. Beach is to get his money back from Mr. Chew—as in all probability it is already chewed up. These matters will most likely’ furnish food for another four years of lawing and rag chewing. High Grade Player Piano For Sale ! We have stored at Lamar a high I grade Player Piano which will be sold at a sacrifice, cash or terms. Rare opportunity to secure an instrument of unusual quality. For particulars write to THE DENVER MUSIC | COMPANY, Denver, Colorado.