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Juice from Lamar Plant.
An important event in the history of Bristol took place this week when a party of workmen started work on a transformer station just across the railroad track from the Bristol Trad ing Co. store. It means that within a short time— the superintendent said six weeks—an electric power and light line will be in operation from Lamar through Bris tol and on to Granada. It means, in short, that by this one step these towns will advance 50 per cent in in dustrial development and modern pro gress. Only those who have lived on a pow er line can realize its importance to a community. Not only is there a real money value and a saving of time, but it means much toward better living. There will be less fire hazard, better health conditions, more efficient polic ing. The current is furnished by the mu- i nicip.nl plant at the largest in j this, part of the state. It will come into Bristol with 22,000 volts, which • will be a “stepped down” at the trans former to 2,.‘100, this being the ap proximate “juice” needed to supply Bristol and Granada. Crews are work- ' ing toward each end of the line so it may be completed in the shortest por sible time. The project is so new that there is I r.o indication of the extent to which the current will be put in use here at the start, but there can be no doubt that it will be considerable. Bristol citizens ere of the progressive kind. The work is in charge of J. E. Todd of I-amar.—Bristol Herald. Power of Public Opinion. The rrilroatl shop crafts have lost the strik’. They lir.ve bee * t eaten v. r.o band of strikers w j ever beaten. They were beaten because from the very start public oririon was solidly against them and ro strike car succe' 1 rgainst such opposition. Public opinion was against them, first, because after the public had es tablished r impartial tribunal to plac ably adjust differences between them and railroad managements they re fused to abide by its decisions; and, second, because they refused to ac cept a wage award though it fixed wages from 20 to 90 |.er cent higher than in 1917. Strikes are bad things. They sym bol ; ze anarchy no less than industrial r.rfara. This one has visited misfortune and hardship on many who were content ed with their rate of pay and working conditions but who went on strike be cause an arrogent and stupid leader ship so ordered. They deserve no public sympathy, for from cowardly assr.ults on defesne !ess men who refused to strike to bomb-throwing, train-wrecking and murder they stopped at nothing io ac complish their selfish ends. Wher sympathizers under the fnlce and subtle pretorse of “defective equipment” deserted trains on a swel tering desert and subjected innocent women and children to suffering and hardship their reprehensible acts were brazenly applauded by strike agita tors. If this strike did nothing else it set the sober mind of America in action against bolshevism os it never was be fore. It has aroused the law-abiding law respecting clement of the people to renlizuion that bolshevism is not confined to Russia and that If the cher ished heritages and institutions of civ ilization arc to be preserved a public duty attaches to the citizen to see that justice prevails, law is upheld and transgressions and transgressors are commensurately penrlized. Fowler Corn Makes Wonder Hootch. Fowler. —Several good looking youn/ girls, an automobile, man-eating snake, had bumps and much speed. TJie Lakeview school district, 25 miles north of Fowler, is hunting the largest rattlesnake ever seen on the Fowler prairies. Sever'd school teach ers who saw the snake, declare that it was 5 inches in diameter and longer than the automobile in which they were riding. Miss Gladys Lawler, her rister, Miss Hazel and several other school marms* from Fowler were returning to Fowler in their automobile when they came upon the monster rattler in the middle of the prairie road. The girls have seen numerous snakes and r. re positive that this snake was five inches in dia meter, or fifteen and one-half inches in circumference. In length they say it was longer than the car in which they were riding. Miss Lawler at the wheel, drove the J car over the snake. It was so large j that the car bounced as they went over I it. Fearing to stop after they had ran over it and failed to kill it, the girls i continued to a neighboring farm where they sounded the alarm. The “Family Auto.” The total registration of motor «a»> in the United States on July 1 1922, amounted to 10,845,000 compared with 9,413,000, one year before. Total world registrations are estimated ai 13,000,000. In other words the United Stales alone has over five times as many automobiles as all the rest of the | world combined. If for no other reason, ihese figures I alone show why the United States should maintain its dominant position in the oil industry. If it had not been for the initiative and enterprise of American oil pros pectors and producers, one person oul of every ten in the United States could not own an automobile today nor could American automobile manufac turers be turning out about 2.250,000 ears and trucks for 1922. Any agitation or political activity which interferes with or retards norm al development in the oil industry af fects our leading position in world oil production and incidentally the opera tion of every “family auto" in our own country. HISTORY'S MYSTERIES a- ■ - r* 'WTV'inxw THE MISSING MESSENGER T1 WAS mii Jiiiie 14. I9>M. that Kant Loom.-, brother of F. B. Loomis. Ilie aa-Is'Min **> ret ary of state, sailed from New York Ofi board the Kaiser Wilhelm 11. hearing with him the text .f .i treat.* lietv een the United States and Ah.xssiniu a treaty eoneerniuz whioti there In*-' been mueh eonjecture and up -eolation -*n the part nf <>erraln European powers. Under --r-llparx circumstance* Lhmu is would have taken his wife and ••hlld with him; on tide oecaaiou, lie con xidered it best to leave iliatn behind in Parkersburg. W. V.. both on account of the fact that lie was on a diplo matic mission and because lie intended •n participate in some big gums limit ing after delivering the treaty to King Vfenelik Nothing unusual occurred on the trlti until the morning of June -it. the lay on which the steamer was due to dock at Plymouth. England. It wh then noted that Loomis' seat at the aptaln’s table was empty and a steward was dispatched to find out if he were 111. A few minutes later tin steward returned with the news thin Ijooniia' berth had not l*een occupied and an immediate search of the ship was ordered —hut without bringing to light the slightest trace of the rep re <entati*e of the American government Several passengers volunteered the information that they had seen lAKtmis on deck shortly after mid night and William E Rills, cabin mate and traveling eMinpanlon of the missing passenger leclared that hi" friend s absence from the cabin had not alarmed him because of the fact that IxHtinls had come In at a fairly late hour on several previous evening- British ofth-tuls at Plymouth and the French officers at Cherbourg re|*eate*l the search of the steamer, hut in vain. Nothing was missing from the cabin save the suit which L<»nnils was wear Ing at the time and even the flat dis patch box which contained the text of the treaty was found concealed be neath a pile of clothing in one corner of Loomis' trunk. Investigation de veloped the fact however, that the State department messenger had heen in the liahli of carrying this hot In hls pocket und had laid It aside on the previous evening only herause It inade an unseemly bulge In the dress clothes which lie had donned In honor of the captain's dinner. 1 luring tlie next few week- rumors of all kind- filled the pres- on both <ldes of the Atlantic. Loomis had gone suddenly m id and bad heen placed in u sanatorium, lie hud slipped off the -learner at Plymouth disguised a- a -erond-clas- pa—• nger. He was tlie :• -■ iiir of a clique of International j.-- who. balked in their attempt to ire po—osslon of the text of the treaty, xve.e holding him for ransom. He wn- still confined in the hold of the Kaiser Wilhelm and so on to the limit of the ittiigiiiHtlons <»f those xvho like to use fact a* a basis for fiction But all llies*- reports were set at rest when, on the morning or July Id just thirty-two days after Loomis mi S« Tori a body xx a shod up at Warren Point, about fifteen miles from Plymoutu. Believing that liie body was that a common sailor, the local police were about to inter It without further cera tnoiiy. when, from flie xvatch-pockot of ilif trousers there dropped a water soaked hit of pasteboard, upon which xx as barely discernible the uame "Kent .1. Loomis.” examination of tin body dex c|o|ied the fact that under tin right ear. there was a circular **unn which appeared to have been inflict. --. before death and a post-mortem e\ aminattMii of the lungs of III,* de-id i: i ..ed conehtsixely that death had I let'll due to the blow which had i••-tilled in this xxound. rather than (<• droxvnliig. The physicians xxere di x ided ill their opinion a- t-- whet la the blow had been delivered by ; .n in strument similar to a hlnek t.n : or • In liter I mis might lime Inh.-n ami struck hls head against a project'mg portion of tin* Ironxvork -'ll the •de.it* er. Examination ol' the l\ -.-r W. In-lm's !<••_' showed, hoxxexer. that the -i-a lied ' ceil extremely calm on the nigh: ilmt Loomis came to hi- death and that there had tin heen cm • roll to cause anyone to lose hi- foot :iiv: Besides, flier** was the exitlcm*- of tiie manner in which the body wa clothed. The c,ul xvas missing, the collar had heen torn partly axxay and there xxere other sign- «*l rough treat mem •• • •.. »••• l.iminls had struck the It x\ as therefore prio-i i. ai!x certain that the messenger had heen mur deled But win. hud killed him and hy Had he heen struck down .hi account of I lie money lie xxa- •arixim .•I- In -cause of the treaty'' Was his death a foree.i-l of the World xvar which was to follow i elve ■ i - later? These and all the oilier .pi.-lioiia . Illcli -nrrounded Hie uiy-tery ma n as oil* f the unsolved riddle*, of diplomatic intrigue A Bit Skeptical "Who is tile impori: in lisd it g -l ranger?” f -ixles himself advance guar l ..f pl'M- leriiy. lie is here to add .- the Itltsitics- men of our In-xii.” •'Hie hotel proprietor doe- • r i to believe he's the adx i • . i-.rd -f pros|M*itly He lias Just io -J to cash the -jranger'- check It n. ug ham Aged I,'raid HISTORY'S MYSTERIES vssiv».)r», - r THE FEMALE STRANGER \7 ISri'OlCS to the cemetery ani.- fed * to Si PatiTw rhupefi ID llexihHl la V a seldom leave without examln - the Itmcrii am upon a handsome him: Utneiit whi.h is one of tin* outstanding pice- of Interest in the city as ■* as one of tlie most burning riddles ,u i»lea* , fy which |lie passage ol more thvn a tentury las failed to -olxe. Tills Inscription i omprisea within a few lines all that the world knows of the woman in question, for It reads: To TilK MEMORY OF THE FEMALE HTItANOKIt Whose mortal sufferings terminated <»n the fourth day of October. '*l6. aged twenty-eight years and eight months, this atone la err* ted by disconsolate husband in whose arm she breathed out her last sigh, and who. under God. old hla utmost to soothe the dull cold ear of .tenth That i« all—and the moat <leter lulned efforts of tlie resident!* of Alexandria during tlie first half of the iMNt eenturv. failed to throw the slightest light u|K»n the mystery. The facta in the case are few. but. such an they are. they are supported hy the unassailable evidence of u num ber of person- who xxere eyexvittie--. - to the brief public apiieanm-e of tlie '‘female stranger” The brig I'.mr Sons docked at Alexandria <m .Inly 2A. isid. en route front Halifax to tlie West lodtea The Virginia Cltj • - not a port of call on the regular route, but the captain stated that one of Ills passenger- had heen taken dangerously 111 and that her huahand had demand ed that she he put ashore at Alexan drla. where a boat wna lowered, and a man and woman, the latter apparently very 111, were taken ashore Despite the heat of mid-summer, the woman wore a heavy black veil, and her huahand secured the beat suite in the Inn of the Bunch of Grapes, aa well an the services of a well-knoxvn physician whom he engaged only affe: pledging him to strictest secrecy. Even In the pre-en. e of the doctor, however ths woman's face was kept veiled, and the husband steadfastly refused to hire a nur-e. saying that he was en tirely capable of handling the case and that he was aide to do anx thing that a nurse could do As the weeks of scorching hot weather progressed, however, the man hegan to xvllt under tlie constant strain of watching beside the bed. and Anally agreed to permit two of the guests In the Inn to help him—but only after they had taken an oath that nothing they might learn would ever he divulged, an oath which xvas kept as a sacred trust During the ten weeks which fol lowed the xvoiuun's arrival In Alexan drln. she grexx -readily worse, and at last, at daxvn on October 4. her hus ninruiiice. roti sne nun -*"»n. bon. for fenr tlmt someone might -is* face xvliich he had kept hidden •' ..in the world he himself prepared ibe body imt burial, sealed the lid of the cdlin ami. after attending the funeral and ordering the headstone xx-’ri- rll • • strange Inscription disap penred. i m i im.her 4 of the folloxving year. Alexandria xvas surprised at the sud den mid'unheralded return of tlie hus band. who remained In tlie city only long enough t-- place Aoxvers on tlie giixe of the “female stranger.” and to > c thnt the pint In the cemetery xvas well taken care of. Once a year, for twelve years, lie returned. Then Ids xisits ceased and the grave xvas neg lected until, a number of years later, a distinguished elderly man and wom an came and ordered the monument to be replaced by another and more costly headstone bearing the same in scription with the addition of the How loved, how honored once avails thee not. Io whom related, or by whom begot: V h-np of dust alone remains of 1 1. Tt- a" thou art. and all the proud el nil he They, 100 xuiiislied—taking with them tin* secret of tlie identity of tlie wo—ii whose history and personality is forex **r hidden from the xxorld he hind three words ”Tlie Female Stranger.” Novel Shooting Feat. An intcn-sfiiu experiment ill freak rifle nhootiiig >xiis described recently hy an English officer T have fired nn ordinary wax candle through font •leal -board* place*l a foot apart.” he said ”1 Use*l -i\ .in lies of wax candle Htnl thirty-three grains of powder with the usual wads. The allot was removed by cutting off the top lialf-lnch of tlie case and a candle xxeighlng one and u quarter ounces wan Inserted I fired at a range of about fixe yards Rad. plank xx as perforated. There were plenty of pieces of *lr> wax on all tin boards, hut the first When fired against plunks placed immediately hack in I tick tlie candle went through the ffr-t an I was brought up hy the solid weight of wood of tfie other three.' Mnjor llfirdcnsfle .--hied that a lertaln sran'* .'per xvoii many bets hy sln-et lug candles through a spade Tver Thua I Mill mummy with Is.bbed .■ found. T»-o; a" m»x« LEGAL NOTICE DEFUNCT CORPORATIONS In accoidance with the provision* of 4’hapter 105. Bc*slnn Laws of 1910 I hereby declare the following corpora tion* DEFUNCT and INOPERATIVE and no longer competent to transact hiisines* within tin- State of Colorado. The Brookshire Trading Company The Cold Storage Company The Wiley Uriek and Tile Company FOREIGN Th* Baltic Land Company In Testimony Whereof. I have here unto set my hand and affixed the <!ieai Heal of the State of Colorado. Done at Denver. Colorado, this THIR TIETH day of SEPTEMBER. A. D 1922. CARL S MILLIKEN. (Seal). Secretary of State NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO LEASE STATE LAND Office of the Stale Board of Land * 'Mininisjdouers. Denver, Colo. Septem ber 15. 1922. Notice is hereby given that Claien* • Brooks, whose poMtoffice address i* Wiley Colorado, haa n uli i pp] U itl No. B-lICB. to lease the following d* scribed Indemnity School Lsnds, aituaic In Prowers County. Colorado, to-wit; BW'4 of S'-c. 7. Twp. 21 8. Range IT W.; (Crazing lease). Notice Is further hereby given th»i all persons desiring to file an applica ' n I. l-.i-' .ill or any part of 1 1 ■ i tract of land must file Manx in this of fice prior to October 18. 1922. as no oth* r application to lease the above de scribed lands will he considered after said date. GEORGE STEPIIAN. Register State Board f<and Commrs. First Pub.. Sept 20. 1922 l.a. t Pub., ftel 11. 1922 Special Stockholders Meeting. 1-aniar. x’olorado. September 8, 1922. - -Notice is hereby given that the Stock holder* ol the Consolidated Lateral Hitch Company will meet at their of fice in the l-suiiar National Bank. La mar. Colorado, on Monday. October 16th. 1922. at 2 P. M.. forth»- purpose of ex tending its corporal*- existence, amend ing its by-laws, making annual assess ment and transacting any other busl ne**- that rn,ay properly come before It C. M. LEE. President JOHN TEA DA. Secretary First Pub.. Sept. 13. 1922. I«asf Pub.. Oct 11. 1922 $lOO,OOO to Loan on Farms liberal terms, optional payment. Am also in the market for some good city loans at 7 per cent. See me— I. H. MYERS SUMMONS Stale of Colorado, ) )••■ Oouuty ol Prow ora. ) IN THE DISTRICT COURT. Henrietta Mick, formerly Henri-) etta Jones, ) Plaintiff. > va. ) R. A. Jurboe; Tlie Prowers Coun-i ty Oil und Gas Coinpuny. a cor-* poration; The Public Trustee) of Prowers County, Colorado;) The Schleler Investment Com-) pany, a corporation; Tin- WII-) Hams & Maxwell Land A Cat-) tie Company. u corporation;) and. The Doll Lamb Land and) Mortgage Conmany. a corpora-) tlon. ) Defendants. > THU PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO. To the Defend Mils above named GREETING: You ure hereby required to appeur in an action brought against you by tin ■•hove n u tiled plaintiff in the District Court of Prowers County. State of Col orado. and answer tlie complaint there in within twenty days after the serv ice hereof. If served within this Coun ty ; or. If served out of this County, or hy publication, within thirty days af ter the service hereof, exclusive <»f the day of service; or Judgment by default will he taken against you according to the prayer of the complaint. And If - copy of the complaint in the above en titled action be not served xvith tills summons, or If the service hereof lie made out of this State, then ten days additional to the time hereinbefore specified for appearance and answer will he allowed before tlie taking of Judgment hy default ns nforeseafd. The mu id action is brought to lev ox judgment against defendant R. A .iarboc -ii the sum of 4272 1.69, with in t• rest thereon from June 15. 1922. m th- rut* of 7 pel cent per annum to -lute of Judgment, together with th further num of |272.i6 attorneys fees, t-.i decree of forecloaure of a certain mortgage deed conveying the West Half (Wkj ) of Section Twenty-four 124), in Township Twenty-three (23). South, of Rang* Forty-six ( 16) West of Ih- 6th P. M . and that said land lx sold to pay said indebtedness■ also for the appointment of a receiver to take charge of said premises above describ ed and collect the rents due and to be come due. pay tax--** thereon and other wise ran- for same -luring the pendency of this suit and the redemption p--rlod allowed hy law. As will more fully appear front the ■ --mpluint in said action to winch ref erence is here made: u copy of which is hereto attached. And you are hereby notified that if you fall to appeur. and to unsw-u th. said complaint us above requir ed. the said plaintiff will take Judg ment against you. and each of you. hy default according to tin* prayer of tlir >-ii-iplaint in tills action. Given under my hand and the seal *>f said Court, at Lamar, In auld Coun ty. this 20th day of June. A. D. 1922 • SEAL). A. E. DOWNER. Clerk First Pub.. Sept. 13. 192*. Last Pub.. Oct. 11. 1922. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior. U. 8 Land Office at Lamar. Colorado. Notice is hereby given that Ivern* Rlcketta. or Stafford. Kansas, widow of Jacob P. Rlcketta. deceaaed. who, on lanuary 14th. 1918. made hotneatead entry No. 024335. for SUSWk, of Sec :. and NW>4 and NfcßW* of Section 10. Township 26 South, Range 47 W*ik 6th Principal Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make final three year proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before (he Register, U. H. Und Office, at Igirnar, Colorado, on the 25th day of October. 1922. «'luimant names -i* witnesses: Willis Rayburn. <>f Umar. Colorado. Route "A”. O. R. Kyle, of Lam:<r, -'•dorado. Tillman Ricketts. ..f St Joseph. Mo.. 1218 Church St.. Mr. Judd, of Lamar, Colorado. Route "A“. 8. E. SPECK M ANN. Register First Pub.. Aug 30 19*2. Last Pub.. Oct. 4. 1922. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department ul the Interior. U. S U*nd Office at La mur. Colorado. September H. 1922. . Notice i* hereby gi>«-n that Cmole O. Snider, of Lamar. Colorado. South Route, who. on Nox ember 7, 1917. mad h-»me*teu-i entry. No 021909, for East Half lE See tlon 28. Township 26 S . Range 16 W 6th Principal Meri dian. has filed untie.- of Intention to make thiec year final proof, to estuh li*li claim to the land above described, before The Reg|-1e f ~f the United Slate I .und Office. -I Lamar. Colorado on the I4lh day of November. 1912 • 'lamiant names as witnesses. F E Cashurn. A. B. Schale. J. W Bean. J. J. Rutter, all of lotuiar. Colo rado. South Route. SILAS. E SPEC KM ANN. Register First Pub, Sept 11. 1922 I-as! Pul*. Oct 18. 1922. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of tli- Interior. IT. S. Land Office : ,i Lamar. Colorado -September 23. 1922. Notice I* hereby given that Jam* * F. Marr*. of Routt- X . I.umar. Colorado, who. on April 28th. 1919. mad-- Stock raising Homestead Entry No. 026167 for all of Section 12 Township 26 S Bang*- 18 W of th- 6th Principal Meri dian. ha*> filed notice of intention t<» make three-year final proof, to estab lish claim to th*- land above described, before th** Register of tlie 1 fitted States Lind Office at Lamar. Colorado, on th 22nd day of November. 1922 Claimant names as witnesses Roy Riley, of Route A.. Lamar. Colo. Calvin 11111. of Route A.. Lamar. Colo R. J. Tombleson. of South Route. I*a - mar. Colo. Eat el <* Keen-- of Route A.. Lama* Colo SILAS E SPECK MANN. Register Klrat Pub.. Oct. 4. 1922. Last Pub. Nov 8. 1922 Farm 1.-cuse Blanks for sale at The Register Office. 5c each; doz. 50c