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THE LAMAR REGISTER.
tolume in. IW. W. LOUDEN. DRUGGIST ity Drug Store SOUTH KAIH STREET. —• « • • Colorado. W. 0. LEE, ~ Im a Full Stock of Groceries, Queensware, Gloss. VIBS, LAMPS, HOTIQHS ETC. S. Main Sroot, Lamar, Colo. &. g. ifolduriu, H A vir*.rro«ki and maltr rv lAI\Q&SS, SADDLES. BRIDLES, WHIPS, AED ALL GOODS IB THE SADDLE LIEE. UKPAinnwi done promitlt anb at low pkiots. FOLSOM Is a United States Land Office town and is the ' coming Metropolis of North-Eastern New Mexico. A now town that offers reliable and paying Investments and splendid opportunities to | *C e l» butlacM In a dry surrounded by a beautiful copntry on tbe Great Pan-Handle Route. South of Kmory*a Gap In Haw Mexico, where the climate la delightful and an abun “Sf« of good pure water la found at a depth of 30 feci. Where thousand* of acres of f**i tu* land* are open to settlers antler the Homestead, Pre-emption and Timber Culture law- I Coal of exoeltent quality Das been discovered within »eveu tulles of FOLSOM, and good MiUdtng a ton* earn be bad a quarry adjoining tbe loan. J? ■•tuated at the commencement of the great rolling pmlries, of dark loam, for which j north eastern New Mexico is noted and which will be the finest agricultural country In tliu | **•*, and la famoua for tta healthy climate. Those articled with Catarrh. Consumption. hid hry Comp lain ta andMugleiial dl*ea»**‘regulu their health heia A 0. S. Land Office HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY PRESENT CONGRESS »» FOLSOM to accommodate tbe tide of immigration pouring In on the line of the Great Fan-Handle Route. The Land Dlatrict contains acres of land. 7,3oo.ononcres of whu h *ra public landa now open for settlement. ~ FOLSOM §- la ©,n. Ejecting Station asaasss 1 rounty. New Mnx|oo, and la at the Junction of tbe Rock lalancl Rallroad. witli tho Dearer. Jexaa k Fort Worth Railroad. FOLSOM is the cattle-foedlng station between Fort w Qrtu, Te, a», and Ueuver. Colorado. Lots are Sold on the Following Terms: Onnthlr. cash, one-third In three month, .ml one thlr. >" *'* ’oPlu" «l«*aire paying Investments, or engage In business, should not mine this opportunity or creasing theTr fortunes. F. S. Pubut, H. 8, G**th, P. e - boorKß Prwid«o*. Vice-President. Treasurer Per further particular. m 3 dree. C. C. GOODALE. Secretary »nd Manager, Lamar, Colorado. J. E. Cctmhw, Reiidept Agent, Fobo®. Now Mexico. LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, APRIL 20th, 1889. History of Bent County. j Now that we of Otero county have i been c «t off from the “Empire of Ment, ’ it will perhaps not be uninter esting to our readers to follow a brief outline of its history. For in formation we have drawn principally upon the “History of the Arkansay Valley,” published by O. L. Baskin ; & Co., of Chicago, in 1881. In this work the history of that portion of the Arkansas Valley included in Bent county was prepared by Mr. Chas. \\ . Bowman, now editor of the j j Review and Standard, at Pueblo. In I the year 1826 Chas. Bent and his three brothers—Robert, George and " iliiain—accompanied by Ccrau St. V rain, established a trading post with the Indians on the Arkansas river, naming it Bent's Fort. In 1832 they completed a large adobe I fortress, which were the first im provements made in Bent county by white men. The country was then , j occupied by Kiowas and Comanehes. In 1831 Kit Carson was employed at the fort as a hunter. The fort was j blown up in 1852, by its proprietor, while in a drunken rage. Jno. W. Prowers was about the , first actual settler, coming in 1856. lie established the first permanent herd of cattle in Bent county. | In 1863 the Indians ceded the ' plains country of Colorado to the j Government, and accepted a reeerva , tion on the north side of the Arkan sas river, from Big Bandy to within six miles of the mouth of the Huer j fano. The agency was located at Point of Rock*, which is now inolud ' ed in the Armen trout place. ! In November, 1864, car*urred the | deplorable Sand creek massacre. ot|, ! v liich so many sensational accounts have since been written. Of this massacre Mr. Bowman appropriately speaks in the following , “The writer is aware that various ( sod far different accounts of this massacre have appeared. Public opinion has nevertheless properly named it a massacre. It is no matter for wonder those engaged under I' Chivington should have sought to [ ] justify themselves in the part they j took. The same might be expected of their friends; and, considering , numerous outrages and atrocities committed by the Indians along the lines of travel about this time, it is ] not strange that the whites should j i have become incensed against them i • as a whole. The Indians do not write for the newspapers, hence their; j cause must wait, like truth, through >, ‘the eternal years of God,’ for vindi cation. When passion shall have ' given way to candid reason in the j generations to come, the tragedy of ; Big Sandy, not classed as a crime j against civilization, will at least be . ' denominated a mistake.” Fort Wise was garrisoned in 1860. ( ■ It was afterward called Fort Lyon, l aud subsequently removed to the I present site of Fort Lyon, which is ' still used as a frontier dosL j In 1868 the Indians wero unusually 1 bad, and committed many depreda- I tions on the Purgatoire. The E. II Sizer, J. W. Prowers, Wm. Bent, Thos. Boggs and Kit Carson estates all suffered losses of cattle and herd ers at their hands. The town of Kit Carson was start ed in 1869. The first printing press was brought to Bent county by Chas. W. Bowman, in 1873. Previous to 1870, tho territory receutly embraced in Bent county was included in Las Animas and Pueblo counties. In February, 1870, by legislative enact ment, Bent and Greenwood counties were established, with Las Animas and Kit Carson as county seats; but, finding that two county governments were too expensive for the amount of wealth included in their territory, an amendment was passed iu 1871 abolishing Greenwood county and annexing its territory to the county of Bent. La Junta first sprung iuto existence in 1875, when a lively business w»s | carried on on account of the compet • ing railroads-the Kansas Pacific and tlic A., T. AS. F. La Junta (which ' was then called Otero) was the sup • ply point for the New Mexico trade. ■ This name was probably retained un til tho year 1878, when the Kansas Pacific track was taken up and the A. J . A F. S. extended southward. !It was then called by its present j uame » which is Spanish, and means j “the juuction.” From this period La jJuuta dates its permanent growth. It was incorporated in 1881, and since that date has kept peace with the rapid development of the country. The past eight years have witness ed changes that were undreamed of at that time. Since then over 100 miles of railroad and several hundred miles of irrigating ditches have been constructed iu Bent county; a score of towns have sprung up; the popu lation and wea.'th have more than quadruped, and from present indica tions it is more than likely that the next eight years will accomplish even greater wonders for this rapidly-de- ' veloplug part of the Centennial 1 State.—La Junta Tribune. Tfie Goyernor has made the fol- ! lowing appointments for the new ‘ counties: Phillips County Judge, Y. 11. ' Painter; Clerk, C. E. McPherson; ( Sheriff, L. C. Witherhel; Treasurer, B. A. Hoskins; Asssessor, C. M. , Pickett. Sedgwick County—County Judgo, j . James S. Cainehan; Clerk and Re j corder, William 11. Strohm; Sheriff, j James 11. Husseil; Treasurer, Oscar .Liddell; Assessor, Lloyd Adamson; Superintendent of Schools, William 11. Kurtz; Surveyor, William S. Bab- . cock; Coroner, George S. Foster. Yuma County dutrMfe Granville Pendleton; Ci**rk and Re-T! corder, George F. Weed; Treasurer, , Albert N. Turney; Assessor, David Sisson; Surveyor, J. R. Ravalt. . Lincoln County—County Judge, j John W. Williams; Clerk and Re- , corder, Addison Iv. Leden; Sheriff, j Frank Thompson; Treasurer, John , P. Dickinson; Assessor, Arthur Bat- ] son; Superintendent of Schools, < Hiram A. Lowell; Surveyor, David , Wills. j Kit Carson County-County Judgo, Pearl S. King: Clerk and Recorder, i Edwin McCrillis; Sheriff, N. N. ] Wilcox; Treasurer, Horace E. Neal; | Assessor, D. A. Vandcrpool; Super- i intendent of Schools, D. S. Harris; Sarveyor, George W. Smith; Coro- , uer, Paul B. Godsman. , Kiowa County—County Judge, R. , W. Hutchcraft of Galatea; Clerk and | Recorder, W. A. Lafferty of Sheridan i Lake; Sheriff, J. J. Kella of Stuart; Treasurer, W. A. Clark of Eads; As- , sessor, W. S. Wintermute of Arling ton; Surveyor, Charles L. Tilton of Arlington; Superintendent of School, Fernando E. Torbet of Eads. To fill the two vacancies in the Board of County Commissioners of Bent County occasioned by tho cut ting off of new counties—Daniel Ive soo and Edwin T. Colt. Cheyenne County—County Judge, Robert A. Sheets; Clerk and Record er, Willard L. Porchen; Sheriff, Charles E. Farnsworth; Treasurer, Lucius A. Johnson. Surveyor, Frank W, Steel, all of Cheyenne Wells; As sessor, S. C. Stevens; Superintendent of Schools, S. O. Perry, of Kit Car son, and John S. Sanford of Aroya. Otero C<»untv County Judge, George Kilgore; Clerk and Record er, Frank E. Foley; Sheriff, George Morris; Assessor, Charles N. Allen, all of La Junta; Treasurer, A. L. Kellogg; Superintendent of Sohools, J. W. Eastwood; Surveyor, William Matthews, all of Rocky Ford. A Missouri Evangelist is making a great hit by singing, “Missouri for Jesus.” Our recollection is that Mis souri went democratic. —Eniporian j Republican, OKLAHOMA. The Promised Land, “On to Oklahoma!” is now the watch-word of the thousands of hoineseekers who have anxiously awaiting the President’s proclama tion opening this vast and rich coun try to public settlement. Colonies are being formed in every state and territory in the Union. The millions of acres may not furnish a homestead for all who come, but there will be thousands ready to relinquish their claims at a nominal figure . The in tending settler should look the coun try over. Go via the Gbe at Rock Island Route, popularly know as the “People’s Favorite” wherever it runs. Kingfisher, the U. S. Land Office for Oklahoma, is the coming metropolis of the Indian Territory, and is located on the Rock Island Route. A fast lino of stages has been put on to Fort Reno, connect with the trains of the Rock Island Territorial extension. This is the cheapest and best route and direct to the place you want to go. Through solid vestibule trains from Chicago via Kansas City and St. Joseph, also from Denver, Colorado Spriugs and Pueblo to the Territory, through the cities of Topeka, Hutchinson, Wich ita, Wellington and Caldwell. It will be to your advantage to locate on the People’s Favorite railway. Look at the map. The Rock Island has excellent connections from all portions of the Union. For full in formation concerning Oklahoma, the land laws, and the best way to get into the country, address John Sebastian, G. T. «fc P. A. Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska R/., Hock Island Route, Topeka, Kansas. the 16th instaut an excursion will be run irom to Lamar, the purpose of which will be to make Denver people to see how prosperous and progressive a place the new town in the Arkansas valley is, Coinpar- I ed with some of the towns on the ' plains, Lamar is not new, but it is 1 certaiuly not old in comparison with Rome and Jerusalem. It was found ed since the beginning of 1885, and ' was named for Mr. Cleveland’s first Secretary of the Interior, Mr. Lamar. 1 Although not hoary with age, it is ' blessed with prosperity. It is an il- ' lustration of what may be done in the way of town building in one of Colorado’s rich agricultural valleys. Eastern people who look at Lamar now and consider how short a time ago there was no town there at all, may find in its existence conclusive proof that Colorado is a good ooun try for investments. The people of Lamar say that they wish to cultivate closer trade relations with Denver. We are sure that no business man in Denver who has good sense will hes itate to gratify this wish so far as it may be in his power to do so. One way in which to cultivate trade with the people of a town is to get ac quainted with them. The excursion of next week will furnish our people with an opportunity to do this.—Den ver Republican. First Man. “I’ll bet you I’ve got the warmest name of any man in this crowd.” Two strangers tako the bet and ask: “What is it?” First Man. —“My name is Ilott.” First Stran ger (producing oard) “My name is C. A, Hotter.” Second Stranger (producing card) —“Shentleinen, I’m from from Sharmauy, and mein name vas Oscar Hell.” A keg is tapped.— Exchange. Colorado ba6 over 5,000 miles of irrigating ditches, and as a result she will soon be richer in her agriculture than in her mines. New Mexico is uot yet up to the Colorado mileage, but we aro rapidly getting there, and three years from now our agriculture and horticulture will boa larger source of income to us than ail of our mioes,—Las Vegas Optic. NUMBER 45, Certain to Increase. The agricultural lands ot Colorado 5 are as certain to increase in value - rom fifty to one hundred per cent. , according to location, within the next ten years, as the sun is to rise and set; so that the purchase of eith er Colorado farm lands or Colorado farm mortgages may be rate* as among the most profitable invest* ments that can be made. The same is true of Colorado town property. In the majority of Colorado towns properties are certain to ndyance; in some of our cities the increase in leal estate may not be as rapid in the next five years as it has in the past two years, but it will surely ad vance even in these cities. In towns for instance in eastern Colorado, which have not as yet had what may be called a real estate craze, and where all the boom there has been has not inflated prices beyond rea sonable limits, property this year and the next and the year following owing to the influx of new capital, accessions to their population and the utilizing of their resources, will appreciate in value as the progress of time.—National Passenger. The company of suveyors sent out by the government are at work in the Arkansas Valley endeavoring to determine what portion, or how much of the same is susceptible the plan of irrigation by canals and reservoirs as provided for in the bill passed by the Fiftieth Congress, which carried with it a largo appropriation for that laudable purpose. The company are at present at work hero in Bent coun ty , and say that in places the survey has been made to the width of eighty miles on each side of the river, and in very few places has it fallen under forty miles on each side. T ho r oay this portion of the country will come within the provisions of the bill and we can country hereabout, placed under a perfect system of irrigation—with canals and reservoirs, for if the scheme proves successful the appro priation will prove only a trifle to what will follow, as the eyes of the east are at present turned toward the west, and the great emmigration de mands that the government do all in its power to build up and increase the value of the country that is prov ing so desirable. Las Animas Leader, • i , ’ ■ > r f To Oklahoma. Settlers will find it greatly to their advantage to go in from Vernon Texas on the Denver, Texas & Fort Worth Railroad. Vernon has 2500 inhabitants and boasts of the largest flowering mills and agricultural im plement houses in northern Texas making it the best outfitting point for the “Promised Land.” Teams can be purchased reasonably or hired lor is a day including driver. Entirely on the southern border you will avoid a orowd and have betterchances for locating. 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 the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., where parties contemplating the locating of lands will find all necessary accom modations, such as hotels, convey ances, out-fits for camping, full in formation as to the lands etc. Au exchange states that a physi cian is credited with the following j “If you eat horse-radish and celery three times a day, the year round, you will have strong and healthy kidneys, a liver that will throw off bile in every direction, and a stomach that will digest a whole hog or a bar rel of whiskey.” “A maiden from the city tripped lightly ’mid the trees and suffered the pungent odor that floated on the breeae. “Oh toll me, ancient farm er, with arms so brown and bare, what is wondrons flower that scents the morning air?” Loud laughed tho ancient farmer, till the tears roll ed down his check. “Why, blue* you, that’s a polecat, and I’ve sm6lt | him for a week.”— Field and Farm,