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At a meeting of Upton Post No. », G. A. R, of this city, Saturday evening, the following officers were elected: Commander, W. 11. Bartlett. Senior vice-commander, L. B. Gib eon. Junior vice-corunwinder, Tbos. O. Simmons. Chaplain, J. S. McGlung. Surgeon, L. B. Pan!, M. D. Quartet master, Geo. B. Bowman. Officer of the day, W. 11. Ricker. Officer of the guard, Chun. Austin. Delegates to tli* demartment en eampment to be held at Cheyenne, IV. T., some time in January, W. Swauagan, alternate N. B. Yaekey; C. J. Long, alternate Win. Iv. C'arlile; Geo. li. Bowman, alternate T. G. Simmons. Six members- were present.—Pu eblo Review. Joseph Riley, one of the coductors in the excursion, stopped off this morning and will spend a month in this city. He reports a grand time in the City of Mexico. The police of that city were instructed by Pres \ ident Diaz, during the stay of the ex earsionists to give them every atten tion and protection, to see that they were not injured in person or prop erty, to make them acquainted as far as possible with the sights of the city, and by no means to make an arrest ©f any of the party. This was giv ing them the freedom of the city, which they enjoyed to the full.—La> Vegas Optic. Henry Wright on last Thursday met with what might have been a ▼ery serious accident to him, in fall ing off a load of hay and onto a fork that slipped off &hcad of lnm while he was driving through a pasture gate, and his load striking a j<wt brushed a portion of it away. This caused him to slide off and onto the fork, a tine of which caught him ii. the abdomen and passed through in such a manner as to make it appear at first sight as though two tines of the fork had penetrated the abdomen four or five inches apart, when only one tine caught him, passing in and out four or five inches from point of entrance. He was all alone at the time, but near enough to the city so that he hailed a friend who came to his rescue but not until he himself had pulled the fork from his body. He was brought to the city and was soon under the skillful treatment of Dr. Ghotean, who says lie is not seri ously injured but had a very narrow escape for his life.—Dodge City Live Stock Journal. Attention is being directed to the increased rainfall on the plains of the West. This fact, if it be a fact, is of the greatest importance to the future of Western railroads as well as Western farmers. Evidence on the subject is quite conflicting; but there seems to be reason for believ ing that there has been such an in crease, and that it lias not reached its limit. There is no doubt at all that farming has been carried on successfully and profitably where* thirty years ago it would have been considered physically impossible. President Adams, of the Union Pa cifiic, in a recent letter to the New York Evening Post, makes an ingen ious attempt to explain the fact. A few years ago, he says, the land pre sented an unbroken surface, so that whatever rain might fall would at once run off to the river, with little or no chance for evaporation. But as the country becomes settled, and the ground broken, the water is rc- j tained longer and evaporated more freely. It is thus partly returned to | the clouds and serves as rain once again. It is hard to judge how far this explanation is true. It has gen erally been thought that the exis tence of forests was necessary for producing an appreiable effect of this kind. But whatever the cause, the facts in the case are worth no ting. It may be that our government, after disposing of the public land which was thought to be available, and awakening too late to a sense of what it has done, will find that there is to be some more land given it af ter all. If this proves to be really the case, we shall be forced to con clude that the special Providence which traditionally watches over school-boys and drunkards has been extending its attention to Congress. -—Railroad Gazette, Santa I g Ljumloer etr*c3. s NORTH OF RAILROAD, \V. L. MOREHOUSE, Proprietor. LAMAP\, - - - GOLQ F. W. FULLER, DEALER IX Ganan Goal. All coal Beliverod. Lamar, Colorado. 1-33 j . J. 11. Borders, A. V. Srorr. i Pres’t. Cashier. ■ BANK of LAMAR, Tanaci i Eesmd Sinking tneisns. Deal in Exchange on all the Principal Cities —OF THE— United .Stairs and (?uropr. ; M. E. Church. Directory. ; Sendees will be held nt the Hall regularly on Sunday as follows. Sunday School at 10 o’clock a. m. Preaching at ll o’clock a. m i and at 7:30 p. in. A cordial invitatiou is <>x tended to all. Rev. H. M. Law, Pastor. : l®ws J-fyM, F. W. Burger, Prop. - NORTH SIDE OF RAILROAD • Lamar, Colorado Rates, $1.50 per day. > Board by tbe day or week. This is a new house, furnished from lop to bottom with i KSW £30333, Every attention will be paid to guests and p the table set with the best the market affords. Dr. G. IV. Tidwell, r Office Up Stairs m Godding Block. - Lamar, - - Colo. Dr. E. P. Rice, 1 Physician and Surgeon, Office over City Drug Store, Xortli Side, LAMAR. - COLORADO. THIS SP&CE RESERVED TO ADVERTISE F.O. DEGE-BT A2D A. B. BENT 1 Addition to Laimas* •lAS. K. DOUGHTY. JNO. K. MOKKI- I Doughty £ lords, Attoney s At Law, LAMAR, : Bent Gounty; : COLORADO. Sf"Office over Spivey Holmes Bro’s. Store, r^* / r act ice jj j | Office and Before vJ a s\3 i .ilJiJo J.J.vl. Department At Washington. Land Office Business of E'ery De scription a Specialty. Havohaclßight Tern Eisenonoe in all its bmnhes. H. 8. mXDOFKICE. Lamed. Kan..., I>ec* m l*.r •>. 1 Mc«sr*. J. B. Morri* nml J . K. Doughty hnre pr*-tic* .I f.. r a 'ortir-.*. W« h.ive i.lwayn found Ultra • -•uthmiun nn<! . « ;i ' , 7 .tnJ %, V ' f " : | *>««?»•- to their client*: Tl». y». e w.-M x, r „ ~ , T1 ,..| InVl J.ri".!, 7 '' r r We cheerfully n-ooinmcml them to the citizen* in tlu ir now ivi-: i„Y ’ '* fo "' l '"' “• »• »*«“- w. a ft; X,,, .. , , the same office v, ill also be fonnd Geo. Trommlitz &Co. i BROKRRS. - ICoverr.m cm c. r. d Loatora l iTOffU s §g mAr. EEFSREHCTS nA ' VK wrsTEHS KASSA5 ' ° C,T '-. «a» bank of lamah, lauar.co,. LAMAR. t BENT COUNTY, . COLORADO :-LAMAR. STATE BANK.-; FRANCIS HALL, President. H. J. GOCHENOUR, Cashier. JNO. E. FROST; Vice Presiant. A Gnred Banking Busins Transactd. KRIGER & NICHOLAS, Attorneys and Beat Estate Agents, ill attention given to laud owe*. pa nor* carefully drawn. (Office o\ur l*o»l Office,) LAMAR - ~r - COLORADO- W. 'W. ILjOXJTXDEI^", RUGGIST* City drug store. KORTH MAIN STREET. I.iraar, ..... CMonfc. . F. J ro r; % x. O, I‘mW®. Ua4 111 ). Descent . p t . 1 IS1IAL : ! E |S|T| A|T|E,|! Lau-Hnsuranee and Government lands. Contests A Specialty. '•im.‘\‘auSc'i vsi?""*lAU;'! r T »»n «i«« KMtSMthpl^ j