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The Lamar Register
VOLUME XXXVIL BIG LAND DEAL Largest Sale of the Year But It Is Made by the Public Trustee. The largest land sale foi months both in total acreage and to .d amount of money involved was mini' in Lamar this morning, but it pro\ • : to be no special encouragement to th: land agents or owners. The sale was made by County Treasurer J. Russell Mayfield acting a. public trustee, nnu covered what was formerly known’ the 3V Bar ranch and other lauds which had been owned by the I>o!l --l*amb Land Co. Thos. J. Higgs of Kansas City, re - presenting the Kansas City Lit*- In surance Co., owners of the first mort g*.ge, was the buying bidder and it up to $87,604 . . other companies inti-rested in late, mortgages who may yet redeem be fore the nine months redemption per iod cxipres. Mr. Higgs says his com pany will deal liberally with thos< win wish to redeem as they are not in th land business. The 8V Bar ranch was for h num ber of years owned by the Williams A Maxwell Land and Cattle Co., and wa. taken over early in 1920 at the heigh of the land boom by the Doll-La: Land Co. Before they hail tin get very far with the sale of he i. included in the mortgage however tin boom collapsed, and rince that tinu they have made a great fight in tin face of adverse circumstances to ke« \ going. The dry seasons which hav< followed coupled with the lower price of wheat and corresponding dept..- sion throughout the dry land an •! Colorado has materially contributed to their troubles, and st last they ha l t< give up the losing battle and let tin land be sold under foreclosure Their booklet on the "Passing of the 3V Bar" will be quoted as a master piece of western boom fiction long af ter the lands involved have reached a value double what they asked for thorn. Land goes up and down in value, but really good English composition is a joy forever, and the output is very slender these days. C. E. Convention. Preparations for the C. E. convent.on which meets in Lamar Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10, have prac tically been completed, and delegates from the Arkansas Valley District will be here for the week end conclave. As this is the first annual meet of th.s district which takes in six counties in Southern Colorado, it is expected to bring out a large delegation. The Presbyterian and Christian churches of uimar *.lll be the scene of the con vention, and the young people of these churches have omitted no detail to make the alTair un unqualified success. The speakers for the convention in clude the most prominent of the state officers. Mr. Ernest Davies, Stole Field Secretary will be on hand, as will the state president, J. Grahan. Orr, of Denver; also Louis C. Linck, Associate President and Treasurer of the state C. E. Union. Mr. Watson, a well known Sunday school worker and successful speaker to young people will be a headliner. Mr. Linck is known as one of the best certified public ac countants in the state and is an ex ample of the Christian business man, who takes time to boost Christ an work. A notable thing about the con vention lineup is the absence of preach ers from the speaking staff. Perhaps the preachers will have to be called on for help if any change were made in the program, but at present the young people seem to be willing to put their convention across with the gifted laymen at their disposal. Many pastors in the district, how ever, ere boosting the convention, pr r ticularly Rev. Grimes and Rev. Crc well of Lamar and the ministers in Rocky Ford and La Junta and Manza nola, who realize the importance of C E. in church work. Robt. Boyd, who has bee’, attend ing Denver University and made quit* a reputation on the strong football team of that institution this season is in Lamar this weak HE PIONEER NEWSPAPER 01 PROWERS COUNT* tND THE 4 LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6,1 HITTING IT AGAIN : Looks Like Another Prosperous Seasoa t for Ih»* Valley Sheep Feeders. It is not often thnt the stock me can hit it in the same place two in succession, but’ present market prices and the i t turns for the lamb; I .1 ready put on the maifcet would in dicate that the sheep feeders an* t nave the second good ..eason in suc cession. The biff profit.- of last sea: on caused a heavy increase in th amount of nto.*k to he fed in this coun ty especially. In May Valley alor.< almost as many arc b ing fed thi reason us in the Arkansas valley last year. While present indications nr , that the profits will not be o big pei head as last year, the increased nnm her handled w ill far offset the differ ence in profit, and make the count.\ richer by thousands of dollars. Th cost to the feeders is not so great a: | in the past because it lias been found i that with the material on hand the sheep can feed them.elves and aav< ; iota of overhead costs. It is estimat ed that there are nearly a quarter tui. | cion head being fed in Prowers coun ty this season and i. the market hole for a few weeks longer a larg pan of it will be sold. , Indications drawn from the recen public sales, one of the be. t baromci ers of values, are that all kinds t>! -took even to horses an* show!: stronger values than for several years , and all indications point to a rclur . of prosperity for the farming indu try. And one of the notable featun of the return to normal conditions i that the old crops that were the mo i , profitable ten yeais ago are the one. , that are now coming into their owi again. New Manager. B. F. Campbell, formerly manage! of the Snodgrass store at Raton. New Mexico, has accepted the position ol Manager of the Lamar store of th< company and is here now in charge. His family is moving into the horn* recently occupied by E. J. Thayer anti family. Mr. Campbell has been man ager of the Raton store for some time and is thoroughly posted on the bus. ness. E. J. Thayer, former manager here has exchanged places with Mr. Campbell and is now located at Ralon .ii charge of the company’s store there, ile* and his family made many friend, in Lamar during their year’s residence ’ in the city. Thanksgiving Football. * The Lamar high school team closed ' • its 1922 season on Thanksgiving. Day by taking revenge for their defeat at : Syracuse on the Saturday before. The i , Syracuse boys came here for the Tu - J ; key Day game arid the big feed either pepped the Lamar boys or made th? ’ j Syracuse team go stale for there win. '* a great reversal of form. The boys ■ who had been able to do no more than * make one field goal at Syracuse. 1 broke through the line for three touch * downs last Thursday making a score 1 of 19 to Syracuse’s 10. This closed the 1 season for the school. i District Court. 1 After a session lasting several days * over two weeks Judge McChesney an nounced that court will adjourn for • the present tomorrow evening. Th -1 Jury was excused the first of the week - to meet again in Fe bruary when there - will be an adjourned term of the court. s The time this week has bten taken up 1 with foreclosure cases, motions, and 1 default cases, very little of importance s having been up. 5 Delivers Memorial Address. Rocky Ford Lodge B. P. O. Elk - held special memorial services on Sun lay, December 3rd, the regular Elk Memorial Day, ami hail a very inter sting program arranged in additio j the regular program provided b: he order. Chas. H. Wooden, forme "District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, van the orator of the day, ar ’ as us ... 1 i Rev. L. B. Logan and family mov i. cd this week to the handsome new Methodist parsonage- NEW POOL HALL City Council After Warm Debar Grants a Third License for Pool Hall. It looks as if Lamar after .serai years in which there hu bten a k.i. i of gentlemen's—or aldermen’s .. might call it—agreement to have ju..t two pool rooms, one on each side ol the railroad, is at last to have the rule broken ; nd the way open for all who an willing to pay for the license. A petition for a licen; waa pi ■ cd to the aldermen on Monday ni/o , The new hall is to be located or . Main t in dc room r.t.mt.. , cated by th-. F. H. Kelsey grocery. t immediate’y brought out some v. iiscus&ion and some curious differences between op.r.ions and hab-ts. Alder man Jones, who has been known on occasions to tickle the balls i.ro i . -he table, led the oppo.:.tion to the new. license, while Alderman Mycr: aho never used a pool ball lor any .hing but a nest egg, stated his pus! t.on to be as long as the city had a 1 ordinance prescribing that under ce .tin conditions a pool licence would be granivid, he was in favor of gran, mg a license to any citizen who wouni 1 meet those conditions. There was much . ..rgunu nt anil plenty of oratory, but 1 ,vhen all this had been exhausted an*. it came to the point where no.. lia j o be counted there proved to be on majority for granting tin* lice ns* » . j .1 was so ordered. ■ There was aliJo much disagree cut between the officials o/er the dispo: ' .ng of the junked machinery and -trials in the old electric iigh* man . .hich was lust spring abandoned tea a no a Ling plant. Both the methods o disposing of it and the value of th junk w«re questions for wi ! m i r jen'ce of opinion and much du* ussion >ut wijiout reaching any definite set dement. TREASURY CERTIFICATES . internment Offer* Chance to P’-opl to Change War Saving Slump* into Treasury Certificate* Dili ing the war the government of fered war savings •• stomps, pa yin .-.bout 1 p r cent as a me hod of rt-.v --1 .ng for people of small mean* 7 . Sir* th? war, and to take tilt pliu. . of v.;.. savings stomps, the. government offer cd Treasury savings certificates in d nominations of $26. SIOO n ! $1,4)00 now sold to investors nt $20.50, SB2 I and SB2O, respectively. They pay l , per cent if held until, maturity, five /oars from the date of issue. About _; G 25,000,000 of war savings stamps. eries of 1918. become due January 1 . 1 1923. and the government now offei. ' t * issue Trcr.jury savings certificate:, in exchange for them, affording th ■>wners an opportunity to continue i . safe investment witli good intere. Saving has furri. lied the life blood fo , the people. The government is d;ir •• , ( everything po.. ible to encourage sav - ing in the United States by off ring sound and attractive securities forth investment of small sums. If you wan: j j to save, and insure your future, i . would pay you to investigate Unch • Sim’s Savings System. SMOKER AT ARMORY Monday Night, December 11, Wil? It- Big Time at the Armory. i There will boa big athletic snn ' i at the new armory building on next Mond'jy ev' ning. iie pr** ‘ benefit of the maintenance fund of th armory. Prof. Matt Ober is in charg >f the arrangements and is fixing u a program which will include some o he best boxing talent in this section af the country. There will be plenty of amusement and good music, and . Mg time for all who attend. C. W. Lee, the Pueblo merchant, an*’ vife spent Thanksgiving Day in. 1 a lar the guests of Mr. Lee’s bro .her ’ M. Lee, and family, j E. C. Measel of Springfit'd was r Lamar visitor on Tuesday of this week. | INSTITUTE SPRINGFIELD LODGE Many Lamar Masons Accompany Grand Master to Springfield to institute New laidge. i Springfield Lodge No. 158, A. F. c. IA. M., is now an accomplished fact .living been granted a charter by thi Grand Long in Sepu.-mbf. and bavin:, uecn instituted by Grand .vias.tr Un I .>aturduy night. Grand Master L. I*. tar Masons including the following. * J. F. Steele, Ilerachcl Horn, C. M. | ucc, W. G. Brown, A. N. Parrish, J. .V. tiiriico, G. P. Childless. J. V. 8 > j ! .-r, M. R. Sunday, Ray Siiu-ts, Ear:. ! Garvin, Alfred I'odd, J. S. McClun,. ! I •j. A. McLean., j On arriving at Springfield th* I Grand Lodge was orgumzed at;.l opnngfivid Lodg i.o. ii>'6 duly .n. i. -uted. Ain r this an election for 0.- licera for th«* ensuing y» ar was he!;. . nd the principal officers were elected! ..s fo.lowj liny Flint, W. M.; Llovi j Go.e, S. W.; and J. 11. Phill.ps, J. W.j iheso together w.th thoir uppo.nL-.i officers were then installed. ’lnc new odgt uiarto off with a membership o; ..bout forty und steadily increasing, .t promi iii to be one of the live or ganizations of Inis section of the sta.c. New Town of Manter. Reports coming from Munter in county, Kansas, are to the oi icct that. the new branch line of the Santa Fe is bring con. irucLti to ihi.i ( mint und all prcpaiaLon., being mad' .or a round house- onu terminal. This cans that work will stop there for .he present, but it can hardly mean .lint a railroad terminal will remain ong out on the flats away from cl: ivaiiuble supplies that go to make shrouding possible. Just whether Urn •ood will finally go on through to tin nountains or return at come po.nt to .lie main line no one but the San La l urinals knows. Munter is situated .a' nty-beven mil-s ia tof Two Bu t« . .lud is much nearer u considerable pur tom of Baca county than the Santa 1* •* owui in Pruwcis county. Lumar Boys on All-Star Team. The. Lamar boys ar * well rcprcseu'. d on the Rocky Mountain All-Star . ootnall Team selected by the coach* I .or the season of 1922. Donald M*-- i.can, who was one of the stars of the I Lcunar high school Savages for sev- I erai years, is the only member of tlu I oaite Univcra.ty team to get his nan * | m the All Star list. Gitn C’iark «s one . 1 of t vcral memb. rs of the strong Ag j ricoitural College team to g**t in ti-* j fca&on is crowding the .op yung; I .he ladder. Adamx-Tidaw e||. j Friends in Lamar were surprised ! this week by the announcement of the I marriage at Newton, Kansas, on Tues ! lay, November 2dth. d Mr. Sco i.'1...*. C 1l und Miss Elisabeth Ada: .. . both ol Lamar. The bride it th' dau ghter of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Adams, and a very attractive young lady who ! has a host of friends in the city. The groom is now in business at Garden hty and the happy couple will rank* \ heir home at that place. Uur Preferred Claim. t Assistant Secretary of the Treasury l vVad3\\orth will soon sail for Paris to j I -epreseat tlie United States at a con- Terence to consider German payment I for the cost of the urmics of occups j io:i. The : .ilod g«j urni nts have a; I knowlcdgcd that Uic American claii. | j for payment is to be treated on c j equality with their own. The Amcri ran forces on the Rhine hav? co .bout $300,000,000 to date, all of vhk' constitutei; a preferred claim again rmany under the C-rms. c*f the.Yer I raillcs treaty. ' Mrs. R. L. Christy and daugh* i . were La Junta visitors last Saturday. NUMBER 27. LODGE ELECTION * .Several Orders Elected 1923 Officer* the Past Week. j Orient Chapter No. 32, R. A. M., on i u . the Ma. time Temple . .t- • i :he following officers for the ioi.ow .r g > i'.ir: J. S. Mr « lung, H. I*.; . M. Lee. K.j Gua Cono r, S.; J. V. Saylcr, Tr» a ; L. AI. Maiklunn, Secy, rhey wi.ii tii.- ;.ppoint*M- officers will Utg, De qcniber 19. j 0.. nt . « uncil No. 16, R. &S. M.. , i died tlv- fol owing i*:Ci't< *i and appointed officers ■ i'or tm* ensuing year, Past Master C. 1 ■ . G .odai acting as installing officer: .E rucli •; Horn. T. I M.; C. T. Knuck -1 « y, iJ. .d.; J. A. Carrico, P. C. W.; J. j V. Sayler, Treai.; L. M. Markham, Rec ; J. S. .McClung, C. G.; J. H. ! Snyder, 1 . C.; Gus Center, S.; E. C. I Measel, Sen. Lamar Chapter of the Eastern Star ! o.i lust Friuay night elected the fol owing oiiiL* is jor the next year: Ma un Baiiglcy, W. M.; J. K. Doughty, i >V. I'.; isa Brown, A. M.; Zula Kin -1 .aid, Cond.; Jeoaie l’ultz, A. C'.; Sadie Adams, Secy.; Mable Maxwell, Treaa. Rusty Nails No Remedy for the Cot ton Nuisance. A recent ; .ippmg from a newspa per contain' . a method for prevent n to.tun*ood trees from bearing ' utlon. it advocated driving old rusty r good new nails into cotton bearing . j a. a convenient distance from the .j, placing tlu nails about three • nciic.. apart, it was staled that nev ur more would that tree bear cotton. As a matter of fact there is no cure •or a couonbcartng cottonwood but the • ... On.y -noth of the tree will pre eat cm ion bc-am.g. Jhe totton bcar • j-t c t.oi.wood ih merely the feminine • oUonwood; it hears the see<L Non witon bearing cottonwoods are male •i ces; they bear pollen winch fertilizes .he ovule oft., cottonwood of the op pohiic ..ex. ihe fertilized ovule be omc a seed. Nature’s method for Jifitribuling cottonwood seed is by ilo tting tht seed by means of the cot ' -i y filaments at .ached to the seed. About half ol our cottonwoods ure i* male (pistdalc) tr« cs und half are • ui‘t. i stale,mitc.J The nurseryman propagate.! ,<j..ciiiwo' dh und other pop . lit*. hj cuttings or pieces of stem f recent growth, which arc rooted in •voter or moist sand. A cutting from a mule cot Lulu ood will produce a male j rec, and a cutting from the cotton •icanng sex wiil produce a cotton bear ing tree. No natment is known wh.ch tree or If | oa i»..e a tot on hearing cottonwood you | an pie. n cotton only by killing the , tree. I In Em mutilating the tree* with 1 nail, win posS'biy m. i-a.»e seed with j. . t'ndant < niton. A tree, the Ife of whem a. i. j inclimnl to pro mt < . n.-r* if to make more I ng.— w. J. I Morrill, Colorado Etate Forester. Sugar Consumption Enormous. An examination of th*- statistics of I . ugar ; >il u .ption during the past j * entury or more ahows that its steady upward prog re-.., has been surprising httle :i. tec tod by fluctuating condi iOtis of trade and industry. Wars that turned sugar fields into j haltlef.elds or interfered with the imo cement of ocean-borne commerce ! rave been about the only influences .rung enough to halt even temporar | ily the rising demand for sugar. There ' is no reason to believt that this move : .iient is at an end. or that mankind ■ t ; more sugar that has characterized its .msL progress in .1 . Ic of civiliza ' ‘ion. Sugar is a product of civilization ist as is soap ar i artificial light. As tht hundred.* to millions of pco ilc in Asia, Europe and Africa secure lore of the sdvanfages of civilization 1 t is reasonable to believe that the use of sugar will increase even more rap idly than in the past.