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.
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.
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
Supt. K. A. Shanner of the Holly
schools visited Umar friends Monday
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
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
L. M. Sweitzer, county agriculturist,,
was in Fort Collins last week attend
ing a meeting of the county agents of
Supt. J. E. Hershberger returned j
Sunday from a trip to Chicago where
he attended a school superintendents’ 1
R. L. Seely left the first of the week
for Montrose, where he has accepted
a position with a hardware and furni
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
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.
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
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
DRUGGIST STATIONER JEWELER
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 (
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.
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.
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