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The saly act of Numerical Ab stract* of Um Records of Prowers Out;. Abstracts to Farm and sad City Property furnished on shortest notice. Also owners of Bold win, Jny A Co’s. Abstracts of Prowers County Records previous to the fire of 1888 Terms reasonable. Address PROWERSCOUNTY ABSTRACT CO. Lamur, Colorado. Mrs. 1. C. Downing of Denver i* visiting friends in Lamar. Born—On last Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Lyle McGrath, twin girls. Geo. H. Russell yesterday for Rocky Ford on business matters. L. A. Poinsett of Fads was in Lamai on business mutters the first of the week. Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Chambers visited over Sunday with relatives at l.a Junta. L. Wirt Markham returned Tuesday from a few days visit at the state capital. Attorney Chas. Doughty was up from Springfield ami visited over Sunday. Wm. Kidder of the Up-to-Date drug store force wo.- a Denver visitor over Sunday. Mrs. Lilly Glover left Sunday for California where sh* 4 will spend the summer. M. J. McMillin left Tuesday for Denver to attend the meeting of the state stock board. Mr. and Mrs. Ilayes Williams left the first of the week for a short visit to Dalhart, Texas. Mrs. L. L. Tripp returned the first of the week from a visit in the west ern part of the state. John T. Gough ami Chas. Sweitzer of the Fads National Bank were in Ismtr on business matters Monday. J. R. McCabe of Trinidad is here today visiting with his wife at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Lawless. O. A. Jack returned last Friday from a trip to the eastern markets and spent Sunday in Colorado Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boy are visiting in Lamar with friends. They are en route to Oregon where they will make thiir home. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Palmer of the D-C-D Highway Association visited with Lamar friends today. They were on a tour of the highway. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Larrick of Win chester, Virginia, are visiting at the country home of their son, J. Howard Larrick. northeast of Carlton. • Misses Bessie and Gertrude Adams, who have been visiting their parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Adams, left for Kansas the first of the week. Fred Center of Havana, Cuba, where he is connected with the American Sugar Refining Co., is here visiting his brother, Gus Center, and family. Mr. and Mrs. John F. Iliigel return ed on Monday from a month's vacation spent in Indiana visiting relatives. They stopped in St. Louis on the way home. Chairman H. F. Decker and Com missioners A. P. Knuckey and Ray McGrath were here on Monday at tending a special session of the hoard of commissioners. Messrs. J. H. Thatcher and Lewis Bamunt of Pueblo, directors of the First National Bank of Lamar, wen* visiting with President A. N. Parrish of that institution, yesterday. A traveling man with one of the new Dodge Bros, businessman’s coupes attracted considerable attention on the street today. It was one of the class iest cars ever shown here and every body gave it a thorough inspection. S. W. Goodale of San Francisco was here last Saturday the guest of his parents, Hon. and Mrs. C. C. Goodale. He was enroute to Washington on official business aa he is inspector of Surveyor Generals offices for the gov ernment. f R. E. Nye, of St. Louis, secretary of the D. A. M. & P. Co. and manage r |of the eastern office, better known in i Prowers county as “Bill Nye," has been here this week attending the I annual meeting and visiting with his many friends. Mrs. Roy F. Cooper entertaired a number of her lady friends at a morn ing bridge party on Monday of this week in honor of her guest, Mrs. H. j Hazlett of Topeka, Kansas, sister of Mr. Cooper. The morning was spent playing auction bridge and a 'delicious luncheon was served at noon. It was a delightful occasion for all present. Weather Man A fractious mule is not half as im possible of understanding as the wer.ther man has been the past week in Lamar. A hot spell Lusting several days reached its climax with a tem perature of 107 on last Saturday afternoon. Although not quite such a high temperature on Sunday the heat was even more oppressive owing to lack of breeze. Sunday evening it clouded up ami by Monday morning was too cool for real comfort and re mained cool until toir.y when the mer cury commenced to monkey with the top of the tube again. So it goes and you can't tell what to expect next. Prowers County Candidate Hon. N. N. McLean and wife are home from the mountains after spend ing a few weeks in Boulder. Mr. McLean Is a candidate for the posi tion of state pure food commissioner which was made vacant by the death of W. G. Cannon recently. He has long been prominent in both politi cal and business affairs of the Arkan sas valley and the state, is a republi can of long standing and influence, at one time being the party candidate for congress from this district, and his appointment by the governor would meet with the hearty approval of this section of the state. A Snappy Comeback One of our merchants sent a rather 'insistent dun through the mails to a customer who was rather far behind with his account, and was somewhat surprised to receive the following brief but pointed reply: “Dere Mr. < I got your letter hbout what I owe you. Now be pachunL 1 aint forget you. Plees wate. When sum fools pay me I pay you. If this wuz judgment day and you wrs no more prepaired to meet your Mayer as I am to meet your account you sure would have to go to hel. Trusting "you will do this, I am." WASHINGTON NOTES Carrying Fight to Enemy’s Corner Washington, July 18—(Special Cor respondence)—Consternation has been thrown into the ranks of the importers’ combination which has beck viciously fighting the pending Republican tariff bill by the announcement recently made public that members of Congress would take exhibits of foreign made goods to the people in their home dis tricts during the recess, and let their constituents see what American indus tries are up against. This is said to b? the first time that the importers have had the fight carried into their corner, and they are dismayed at the outlook. About five months ago Chairman Fordney, of the Ways and Means Com mittee of Congress, thought i? would boa good idea, since the importers’ combination was lambasting the pro tective tariff so mercilessly, to make a quiet investigation of the enemy’s own camp and ascertain whether they were really in earnest in their predic tions of high price? to follow the Re publican tariff bill, or if they were merely throwing a smoke-screen n round their own operations. The re sults of the investigation were start ling even to Chairman Fordney. He showed that or. a large number of im ports investigated that the importers were making unconscionable profits. This quickly put the importers’ com bination on the defensive, and they concentrated their vast influence, maintained by the advertising which they carried in a large number of metropolitan papers, in a counter- at tack through the editorial columns of those papers on the tariff bill. For u time, while they did not gain any ground, they managed to held their position. Then Chairman McCumber. of the Senate Finance Committee, pub lished a long list of imports showing the landed cost of the articles men tioned. the prices at which the import ers disposed of them to American purchasers, and the spread, per cent. of profit. The figures were astound ing. They showed profits ranging from 235 to 2300 per cent. The McCumber items raised hob with the importers combination, and before they could recover from this blow, Senator Watson published an other list of imported articles which likewise showed conclusively that the irnporteds combination was literaly looting the American purchasers; and added to this species of refined bandit ry, they were inducing each purchaser to sign a petition, ready to hand, to Congress to defeat the rates provided in the pending bill. These petitionl - on Congress like leaves in an autumn wind. In addition to this the importer combination is said to have organized a paper institution known as the Nat ional Housewives’ League, with offices in New York City, which was supposed to speak for the housewives of the nation, and this league has been en gaged in broadcasting anti-tariff pro paganda all over the country. Many other costly methods of publicity were put into operation for the same pur pose, and the expense of maintaining it no man can estimnte, but it must l>e enormous. Of course the importer can afford to keep it up because of the huge profits which they reap from the goods bought abroad. But this latest move finds the im porters unprepared, while the Repub licans have the goods and can present unimpeachable testimony as to the movement of every article involved. The voters are going to learn some things about importers which will make the latter sorry they started the fight. A Remarkable Record The consummate skill with which the Nation’s finances have been hand led is reflected in the report of Sec ratary Mellon on the condition of the 'Treasury on June 30th, the last day of the fiscal year, 1922. An estimated deficit of $24,000,000 has been turned into an actual surplus of $314,000,000. In addition the public debt has been reduced by $1,014,000,000. It is probable that never before in the history of the country has a fiscal year shown such a tremendous reaction in favor of economy and sound finan cial policies. The gross extravagance that had featured the former admin istration gave way to a program of rigid economy when President Harding took office on March 4, 1921. It has been impossible, however, to estimate accurately the full effect of Republican retrenchment until the completion of the first fiscal year under Republican rule. The actual figures made public by Secretary Mellon are an ampls re ward to the voters who put their con 'fidence in the Republican policies and candidates. Equally important, also, is the mani festation of determination on the part of the administration to continue and increase economies in the future. After first instituting rigorous reductions in expenditures in his own official house hold at the White House, saving p. large per cent of the sums spent under the previous administration. President 'Harding has addressed to the heads of ■all Departments and Bureaus a demand for ‘still closer scrutiny of their ac tivities and attendant expenditures.’ In this highly laudable demand, President Harding is entitled to the full and sincere cooperation of all the •people. There is constant agitation for the extension of Federal activities « —for new and enlarged national public service. Those who promote such movements secure the endorsement of individual citizens and organizations of citizens, thus bringing pressure to bear upon Congress for increased ap propriations. All citizens who desire to aid the President in his economy efforts should refuse to be party to any movement for added public expen ditures. If the President and his Department heads ran have the cooperation of the people, further success will crown the effort to reduce expenses and also taxes. MONEY TO LOAN We are now able to take rare of your farm loans. Drop In and see us. Taylor A Frick. Eli W. Gregg. Mgr. $50.00 REWARD Will be paid for information lead ing to arrest and conviction of any one tearing down fences, leaving gates open or stealing post or wire from around our wheat fields. The Doll-Lamb Land A Mortgage Co WANTED—CIean cotton rags at The Register Office Will pay 5c pound; can’t use carpet rags or small scraps ♦ The * Scrap Book FOUNTAIN IS WORK OF ART Beautiful Features of New Attraction Soon to Be Put In Operation at Oallae. Tex. A atream of water spurting 75 feet In the air, beautifully Illuminated by ever-changing colored rays from four powerful Incandescent searchlights, bidden beneath plate glass at the buse, will be the outstanding feuture of what promises to he America’s most spec tacular fountalu. which has Just been erected in the sunken garden of Ferris plaza, facing the new Onion station at Dallaa, Tex. It will be known as the plan-chro matic Illuminated fountain, states the Edison Sales Builder. Colored flood lights Imve been used before In Illu minating fountains, but never before has the scheme of using 5,000,000 candle power Incandescent search lights with constuutly changing col ored screens been attempted. The large basin is 50 feet across and the second ary or elevated basin Is 14*4 feet In diameter. In the outer water of the large basin are eight small jets, each Illuminated by a colored floodlight from beneath Iu the small basin, spurting water to ward the main stream, are slgtit dolphins. Underneath the Inner ba sin. which has a plate glass celling. Is a circular chamber 14 by 8 feet. This houses the four big searchlights and apparatus for operating the change able color screens. Entrance to this Is from a small passageway leading to a manhole on the outside of the larger basin. The entire system Is automatic and needs no attendant. Cast Indian Laborers Slow. A story is told of a British array of ficer In India who watched some native workmen making packing-cases. Their slow progress Irritated him so much that thinking he might get them to make a spurt, he fold the superintendent that one English carpenter would turn out more cases In a day than ten of his native workmen. This put the Indian on his mettle, and a trial was sug gested. a skilled carpenter being found fh the ranks of the artillery. Tl>« fol lowing day this strange test took place, and by dosing time the one English men was three packing-cases ahead ef the tan natives. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. EARLE GARVIN, DISTRICT AGENT I*2l Tu h««m •• PALM BEACH AIR O-WEAVES Let the breezes thru The secret of comfort in summer lies in the texture of the fabrics your clothes are made of. Palm Beach, mohair and the many other light porous fabrics from which Air-O-Weave Suits are tailored are ideal. They let the slightest breeze thru, and permit the bodily heat to escape. They are stylish and hold their shape and good appearance because they’re well-tailored. A SPECIAL OFFERING OF THESE SUITS AT *12.50 HI'S RIGHT “Why don't y’ try t* swim undor water, slst” “I don't Ilka to wet my hmlr." “’At won’t hurt It Salt sets the color." Trick Elephant Now Financial Expert. A sagacious elephant. Hnssan, at the Budapest “zoo,” refuses to work any longer for depreciated Hungarian kroner, according to 'the London Dally Mall correspondent. A child who wished to have a rids on the elephfint's hack was surprised nt having a kroner note returned with a disgusted snort. However. Mr. Rie ger, of the American Red Cross at Budapest, tried Hannan with a dollar bill, which the elephant took In bla trunk und promptly banded to the keeper. A possible explanation la offered by Hasseii's keeper, who points out that the new and unpleasant chemicals used in printing the new Issue kroner notes may offand Haaaan. MEASURED UP Aunt Lucy—l’m afraid you are set ting too famlller with Mr. Mugglna. You know I told you he ehould be held et arm’s length. Vera Pfllppe—Yea, I held him at arm’s length, all right and ths length of my arm was Just enough te resell around hie neck. Two Trees In One. At Ureenspond, Newfoundland, there Is the rotted remains of an old tree, still standing. A new tree has grows up right through the heart of the rat ten tree.