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THE LAMAR REGISTER.
YOLUME HI. W. W. LOUDEN. DRUGGIST City Drug Store SOUTH MAUI STREET. . Colorado. W. 0. LEE. ■m a Fall Stock or Groceries Queenswitre, (ilass- WiBX, LAMPS, MOTIONS ETC. S. Main Srest, Lamar, Colo. #, s- JUtWimn, l>r DIILJ. a Uk?,UZ£i SADDLES, Rf^DliE-S.^aiES' ADD ALL GOODS ID THE SADDLE LI32E. LSPAJHIKp. DO.VE PROMPTLY A*»B AT LOW PRICES. FOLSOM Is a United States Land Office town and is the coming Metropolis of North-Eastern New Mexico. A new town that offers rrliabls and paying Invr.wnent* and splendid opportunities to •ngaga In buslnaaa In a cut surrounded b> a beautiful country on the Great Pan-Handle Route. Sooth of F.mory's Gap In New Mexico, where the elltnate I* delightful and nn abun danr« of gi>od pure water la foond at a depth of 20 feet. Where thousand.* <>f acres of fer tile lands are o|>en to settler* under the Homestead. Pre-emption and Timber i'ultun- law.- Coal of excellent quality hna been discovered within seven mile* of FOLSt'M. and good building stone can be had a quarry adjoining the town. la situated at the commencement of the great rolllsg prairies, of dark loam, for which North eastern New Mexico U noted and which wUI be the finest agricultural country In lie vest and Is famous for Its healthy climate. Those articled with Catarrh. Consumption, Kid My Complaints and^malt rial disease**regain tlielr health here. A U. S. Land Office HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY PRESENT CONGRESS RKKSiL’Ksrs «ssst^Jssswss/^^!i^^iSs& ars public lands now open for suUlement. “ -S FOLSOM I- ■ ■ ■ Is an. Eating Station. on the Denver Texas A Fort Worth Railroad, lust 70 miles south of Trinidad anti 70 miles from the Texas* lins KOIJJOM will be the futuru County sent of the eastern part of Colfax county, New Mexico and Is at the Junction of the Rock Island Railroad, with the Texas 1 * Fort Worth’Railroad. FOLSOM Is the cattle feeding station between kort Worth, Texas, and Denvgr, Colorado. Lots are Sold on the Following Terms: creasing their fortunes. F. S. Pcksbt, H. S. Gratz, P- E. Coo,™. President, Vice-President. Treasurer. For farther particular* ad drew • C. C. GOO DALE. Secretary and Manager, Lamar, Colorado. J- E. Ccß.wr, Resident Agent, Folsom, New Mexico. LAMAK, COLOR AIK), SATURDAY, APRIL 13tli, 1889. Washington Letter. (From our Corrcßpo»4eut.) Washington, April 11, ’B9. Since the resignation of Senator Chase the question whether members of Congress ought to have their pay increased, has been a topic of much discussion in Congressional circles, j It is urged in behalf of such a change ; that a man like Mr. Chase cannot af ford to come to Congress. But sup ' pose the salary of a Senator were raised to ten thousand dollars; as has been proposed: could Mr. Chase any better afford to come to Washington? He is a mill-owner and an active business man. When he leaves home his business suffers; and, if the session lasts more than a few weeks, ton thousand dollars are not going to compensate him for his trouble and the loss, direct and indirect, which falls upon him. The full cost jof his excursion into politics caunot he estimated. Any man of first-rate j capacity—any one really filling the measure of the statesmau who figured lin the minds of the framers of the : Constitution as a maker of laws for ; the republic—must be content to I take a part of his compensation in . public life in the honor of being chosen by his fellow-citizens to ad , minister their affairs. The larger ; salary, after we pass the point of what is necessary for the support of a prudent man and his family in re i spectable style in Washington, the ' more a candidate will feel justified ;in spending on his canvass; so tha:, unless carefully guarded, an increase might be merely an incentive to a wr ur*o of money in elections. Whatever conclusion may be reached by Congress, when it come- together this salary tines ion.it is to be hoped that the golTen mean . will be sought, and a stipend bxed which shall neither be so small as to ! bar men out who aro poor only in pocket, nor so large as to enable men of inferior grade to buy their way in more easily than now, by giving them a large prospective estate to : mortgage. One of the most notable figures ' among those who came hero to wit ness the inauguration was Gen. ( George M. Prentiss, of Bethany, Mo. During the mighty war of tho Re j hellion Gen. Prentiss was a prorni nent factor in the struggle on the , Union side, and w r as more than once breveted for bravery on the Bold, reaching tho grade of major general. Since the war his run of luck has not been of tho best, and tho cause of tho General’s yisit here, besides seeing the inauguration, was to ask for the modest favor of postmaster at Bethany, Mo., which pays only s6oo] a year. He went to Gen. Carr, then prominently spoken of as Assistant Postmaster General, stated his case, and was told by Carr that it would never be in his powar to give him the place. lie advised Gen. Prentiss to go and see Secretary Noble, of the Interior Department, who would probably do something for him. Gen. Prentiss did so and Secretary Noble said: “Gen. Prentiss, if I am obliged to turn every official out of my Department and the Department itself inside out, I will do something for you.” Last week found Secre tary Noble true to his word. A com mission was made out appointing Gen. Prentiss a land inspector at $2,000 a year. There is happiness in Bethany, and Gen. Prentiss and his relatives are now eating a feast of continuous joy. There is a quaint little house stand ing under tho east portico of the White House, where all may see it as the pass along from the Treasury side to tho northern porto cochere. It has stood there during tho four years of Mr. Cleveland’s administra tion, almost pathetic in its lonesome and forlorn condition, packed in among boxes and bales and garden ers’ tools of all sorts. It once stood out upon the greensward under an oleander tree and a merry small girl kept it attractive to the people who used to swarm around it. It is the play house and doll-house that Presi dent Arthur had made for little Nellie, his daughter. Little Nellie was a loving sweet child and full of merriment. She was alone in the big White House, except for her Aunt, Mrs. McElroy, and her Swiss nurse. Other little children did not presume to come around to play with the President’s daughter, and, seeing all this, President Arthur, the kind hearted father and splendid gentle man that ho was, devised this scheme to help pass away tho lonesome hours in tho big official household for his daughter. The doll cottage and its pettic and friendly mistr®ss became a “feature of the Administratian,” and many a disappointed politciau who felt cross at President Arthur changed his feel ings when the little misstress of the sub-White House invited him to be introduce! to her doll babies and in spect the parlor, kitchen and cham ber furniture and accept a flower from tie White House flower-beds. Agan there is a baby m the White Ilou-d, and before the four coming years are over the little doll house of Nellie Arthur may again be utilized an 1 take its old place under the olean der tree. L. PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION. OfHoicU Reoognition of t*i© Hundredth. Anniversary ofrtio Oovernment. Washington, April G.—The fol lowing proclamation was issued yes terday afternoon by the President of the United States of America: Executive Mansion } Washington, d. 0., Anril 5, ’B9. $ —WiiKirKAfl. A hundred years have passeiTsi nce * v 'h j our forefathers founded was formal ly organized. at noon !■ *h« -*ot day of April, 1789, in the city oi New York, and in the presence of an assemblage of heroic men, whose patriotic devotion had led the colo urs to victory and independence. George Washington took the oath ot office as Chief Magistrate of the new born Republic. This impressive act was preceded, at 9 o’clock in the morning, iu all the churches of the city by prayer for God’s blessing on the government and its first Pres ident. The centennial of this illustrious event iu our history has been de. dared a general holiday by act of Congress to the end that the people of the whole county may join in com memorative exercises appropriate to the day, and in order that the joy of the occasion may be associated with deep thankfulness in the minds of the people for all our blessings in the past and devout supplication to God tor their gracious continuance in the future, representatives of ro ligious creeds, both Christian and Hebrew, have raemoralized the Gov ernment to designate an hour for prayer and thanksgiving on that day. Now, therefore, I, Benjamin Har rison, President of the United States of America, in responce to this pious and reasonable request, do recom mend that on Tuesday, April 30, at the hour of 9 o’clock in the morning, the people of the entire country re pair to their respective places of di vine worship to implore the fayor of God that the blessings of liberty, prosperity and peace may abide with us as a people, and that Ilis hand may lead us in paths of righteousness and good deeds. In wituesa whereof I have hereun to set my name and caused the seal of the United States of America to bo affixed. Done in the city of Waebiugton on this 4th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, and ot the independ ence of the United States the one hundred and thirteenth. By the President, Benj. Harrison, James G. Blaine, Sec’y of State. Governor Cooper, fixes Colorado’s Arbor Day for April 19. It is ex pected that the teachers of all schools in the state will see to it that their pupils observe the day as a legal hol iday and follow out to a certain ex tent the time-honored custom of tree planting: EXECUTIVE PROCLAMATION. Exercising the authority in rao by law vested, and acting in conformity with the spirit of the law passed by tha last General Assembly establish ing third Friday m April as an an nual Arbor Day, which law having been passed without an emergency clause does not.become operative this year in time to secure the results intended, I hereby proclaim Friday, the 10th day of April, 1889, to bo "a legal holiday in all the public schools i of the state; and I enjoin its observ ance upon all school officers and teachers throughout the state accord ing to the spirit and intern of the act passed by the last General Assembly, which act is herewith set forth and adopted as a part of this proclama tion for the information of the peo ple. I earnestly hope to see all citi zens of Colorado participate in the : celebration of a custom at once so beautiful and so useful; and I request all county superintendents through out the state to make reports to the 1 State Forest Commissioner the same as if the act which will hereafter be : the law w'ere now operative. AN ACT TO ESTABLISH ARBOE DAY. Be it enacted by the General As sembly of the state of Colorado: Section I—The third Friday of April of each year shall be set apart and known as “Arbor Day,” to be observed by tha people of this state in the planting of forest trees, for the benefit and adornment of public i grounds, places and ways, and 11 iVm ~i ~iTi Ti"i -nttm 11 n fl r r tik.nga shall be :n harmony wfth jVtH’ general character of the day so es tablished; provided that the actual planting of trees may be done on the day designated, or at such other most convenient time as may best conform to local climatic conditions, such other time to be designated and due notice thereof given by the several county superintendents of schools for their respective counties. Sec. 2. The day, as above des ignated, shall be a holiday in all public schools of the state, and school officers and teachers are re quired to have the schools under their respective charge observe the day by the planting of trees, or other appro priate exercises. See. 3. Annually, at the proper season, the Governor shall issue a proclamation, calling the attention of the people to the provisions of this act, and recommending and enjoying its duo observance. The Superin tendent of Public Instructions and the respective County Superintend ents of schools shall also promote by all proper means the observance of the day; and the said County Super intendents of Schools shall make an nual reports to the State Forest Com missioner of the action taken m this behalf in their respective counties.” Issued from the Executive Office at Denver this 2d day of April, A. D. 1889, under the great seal of the State of Colorado. Job A. Coopee, Governor. Attest: James Rice, Sec’y of State. “Aunt Juno,” said an exasperated wife, “I wish it was a custom for women to trade husbands as it is for men to trade horses.” “Why, my dear?” “Because, if it was, I’d choat some woman dreadfully before sun down.” “Think of that night in November when all Kansas stood with their up turned faces in the pitiless rain hail ing with joy each successive bulletin which seemed to promise victory for Harrison, and then think of a Mis -1 sourian now tulliug Kansas to stand ‘ back.”—Wichita Eagle. NUMBER 44. ROCK ISLAND AHEAD. Tli,® Latest TTiiaag m Tour ist Sleeping Oars. The Rock Island has inaugurated a new feature, which promises to cre ate considerable interest m railway improvement, it being a free tourist car seryice, with nearly all the con veniences of the palace car, includ ing colored porter in attendance, fine hair mattresses, pillows, blankets, soap, etc. When made up for the night, the fourteen sections are par titioned off with sliding paunels, and curtained with heavy damask draper ies. Tables, attachable to the sides of the interior, are provided for each section. The cars are heated by steam, the aisles carpeted, and cus pidors for the cleanliness of the cars, are added. The duties of the porter accompanying each car will be simi lar to those of the palace car service —to look after the wants of the pas senger and see that the car is kept perfectly clean. In one end is the ladies’ lavatory, and in the other, one for gentlemen, which are as nicely appointed and furnished as the most fastidious would desire. The inten tion of the Chicago, Kansas & Ne braska is to furnish these cars free of charge to tourist or excursion par ties when the number of persons is sufficiently large to justify the use of a car or cars. With such accommo dations, and without change, there is no further necessity of a western tour without sleeping accommodations, nor is it necessary to make suck a trip expensive. It is a great induce ment for parties, clubs, or any con siderable number of persons contem plating a trip to tlie Rocky Moun tains, for instance. And, torv Denver Jo Rio Grande has adopted the same scheme, and as the Rock with this route in gYRtom will no doubt be geuerelly adoptecT** by those in search of the pleasure and health-giving regions of our con tinent.—Kansas City Journ&V Grand Excursion to ttx© Arkansas "VeLlloy. On Tuesday, April 16th, an excur sion via the Sauta Fe R. R., for Lamar in the Arkansas Valley will leave the Denver depot at 1:45 p. m. Fare rouud trip only $5 and good for ten (lays. An opportunity will thus be furnished to see that great valley where corn, alfalfa, small grains and all kiuds of fruit can be grown. The great High Lino Canal Company have just decided to make an exten sion under which there are about G,- 000 acres of government land now open for settlement, which are equal to the best lands in the state. The people of Lamar will provide the ex cursionists with a barbecue, and also furnish facilities to examine the country. For further particulars in quire of T. C. Hjbnby, No. 10 Tabor Block, Denver. O. P. Hickman, a ranchman on Rifle, hearing that the legislature had restored the bounty on Mountain lions, started out to kill a few of the pests. He located in a spot where they wero known to frequent and set his traps. His time was very much taken up from that on, and in a short time he had thirteen of the monsters laid out cold, and Monday ho drove into Glcnwood with the thirteen hides on board. There is a largo family of mountain lions still to be exterminated in the same locality.—- New Empire. President Harrison has declared the Oklahoma lands open for settle ment on and after April 22nd at noon. The Government Land Office has been located at Guthrie, Indian Ter ritory, a local point on tho Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. li., where parties contemplating the locating of lands will find all necessary accom modations, such as hotels, convex, ances, out-fils for campiug, full in formation as to the lands etc,