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THE LAMAR REGISTER.
■volume ni. ■w. w. LOUDEN. I DRUGGIST lity Drug Store S i I SOUTH MAH STREET. ill Colorado.! I W.O. LEE a Fall Stock of Groceries, Queensware, Gloss. I TIBS, LAMPS, SOTIOMS ETC. I S. Main Sroot. Lamar. Colo. I g. galthuiH, I MA*CFACTO*EB AV» DEAL** M ■ABBESS. SADDLES, BRIDLES. WHIPS. AI2D I ALL GOODS IB THE SADDLE LIKE. I M M I I oar alamo doki promptlt amb at low mi cm FOLSOM ■i a United, States Land, Office town and is the I coming Metropolis of North-Eastern I New Mexico. I A ton that offer* reliable end pay in* inTfitmcnii and splendid opportunities to Mft<« i« buitoata la • city aurrouDdcd by a beautiful country- on tbe Great Pan-Handle Route. I Aoath of Kesory'eGap in Mssteo. where the climate la delightful and an abun of rax) pure ttMr is found at a depth of *> feet. Where thouaonds of acre of fei londa ore open to settlers under iba Hooseatead. rre emptlon anu Tlmljrr UUure Baal of asoeilvat quality hoa been ducorsrcd within aeven miles of FOLSuM. and good B**ldlaf Mono can be bad a quarry adjoining tbe town. • *ituot«4 af the commencement of tho great rolliag prairie-*, pf dark loam, for which lortb eastern Ke* Mexleo I- noted and which will he the Hnest iagriculturall country in the »•••, «ad Is fatuous for Its healthy climate. Those affleted with Catarrh. Consumption, bid •> Comphtlau atul’maleiial dlseaaos.regaln their health here. A U. S. Land Office HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY PRESENT CONGRESS *r* pubijp landa bow open for settlement. , . 4 FOLSOM I- Is etxx E3eitin.g Station. ®n the Dearer Texas k Fort Worth Railroad, just 70 miles south of Trinidad mid 70 miles from tbe Texas* line I'OLWJIi will bathe future County sent of tlie eastern part of Coifa* «*univandVat the junction of the Itook Island Railroad with the W»»«, Teias Fort Worth BtMlroad. FOLSOM !■ the caUiA-foedlbg station between Fort Worth, M 4 Denrpr, £k dorado. Lots are Sold on the Following Terms: f. 8. Pdm.tT V. S. Gb.tz, D. E. Coopkb. Preeident, yioe-Pre*i4*nt. Treasurer. Ter farther pvtiettlsra. eddreu C. c. GOODALE. Seerel.ry .nd Manege', I.eeaer, Colorado. *• X Cp»**», Re.iA.et A(»t, Fohom, New Mexico. LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 1889. Prowers County, Lamar and Ditches. We visited Lamar on April 17 and 16 and assisted with our presence in the great ratification of Prowers) county—Lamar the couuty seat, — and great ditch scheme of T. C. I Henry. Prowers county has been estab lished; her officers have beea selects ed an ( d the new county will soon be in working, and have her machinery in running order. The members of the board of coin-1 merce of Denver were in attendance. They viewed the city of Lamar and were taken out and shown the great est ditch scheme in the state and the great reservoir which contains 320 1 acres in round numbers, which will ' hold water enough to irrigate several thousand acres of land. The Henry 1 ditch is now about one hundred miles ' long and there ar« two reservoirs be- < tween La Junta and Sand creek. This > ditch was originally started at Rocky I Ford, about five years ago by Mr. 1 Haskell of Denver, and completed within four or five miles of Las Ani- ' mas, and during the past year the 1 energetic people ot Lamar took up 1 the matter and had Mr. T. C. Henry interest himself and continue this ' ditch to Lamar and east. Mr. Henry ! after feeling his way carefully, and 1 getting the people of Lamar interest ed with him, took hold of the matter : and the ditches was running on April 17 and the reservoir was being filled up. The enterprise is truly a great one and is altogether due to the git up and git of the people of Lamar. If there is a new town in Colorado that will prosper and build up to mase a ' city, that town will be Lamar. The country surrounding Lamar < cannot be discounted. The soil is rich and fertile and will produce abundantly of anything lhat is planted. Now that the ditch system is com plete the only thing lacking to make Prowers county one of the best in the state is good sturdy reliable farm ers, and they will not be long in set tliug up the land under the ditches. On April 18 the following persons delivered very appropriate addresses. F. M. Clark. L. H. Cutler and T. C. Ileury of Denver aud Webster Davis of Pueblo, who made splendid speeches. J. W. Kriger was master of sere monies and did a great deal of talk ing and deserves great credit for himself and the people of Lamar. At about 1 o’clock the barbecaed ox was served at Thomas* hall and many partook thereof and a jolly good time was had by all present. The people from Denver were very much pleased and yet, more astonish !ed to find so much enterprise at i Lamar and a set of people with so | much vitu and push at the head of i these enterprises. They departed on i the 6:40 p. in. train for Denver, and with a firm determination to become 1 more closely related to Lamar in : point of business, and cultivate the ! trade of the raagio city. There is Ino doubt that some Denver capital | will be invested in Lamar at an early date, and, while a big boom is not ; anticipated, a steady growth is ex j pected. We wfll not forget the ladies of | Lamar who have an eye to business ! and go hand m hand with their op posite sex in making every new un dertaking a grand success. We could name a great number but as they are a little backward about hav ing their names appear in print we will omit them in this article. We havo a great interest in Prow ers county, it being the richest part of old Rent, and lhat it will be the best county in southeastern Colorado there is no doubt. Not being con tent with their great ditch enterprise they are now talking up the proba bility of an air line railroad from Lamar to Denver, and as a general thing when the people of that city start into a new •chetne they “get there with both feet.”—Fort Garland Republican. G. A. R. Milwaukee, with outstretched hand to the veteran*, haa adopted the | greeting—“ Shake.” j The offioial roster of the Depart* | ment of Wisoonsin for 1889, shows 210 posts in a flourishing condition. General John M. Schofield, com manding the armies of the United States, will make his first official in spection this month. Captain Jack Crawford, the famous government scout, has recently been appointed to a clerkship in the Pen sion Department at Washington. From present indications Memor ial Day will be more generally ob served this year than for a number of years. The Pioneer Corps of the Eigh teenth Regiment, N. G. P., which created such a furore in Washington during the inauguration, is composed almost entirely of veterans of the lato war. This no doubt accounted for the fine appearance of the corps. General Kilburn Knox will suc ceed General Jacob ttharp as Gov ernor of the National Soldiers* Home at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This Horae will bo one of the principal objects of interest to those who may attend the next National Encamp ment in August. One by one the veterans of 1801-65 arc answering the sileut roll call. What a grand army there is already iu the great beyond, and how rapidly its number is increasing. From this time on the death rate will increase until the last one shall answer the final summons. Sixty-nine thousand letters during % single week! That constituted Corporal Tanuer’s mail recently dur ing that time. The cost of the sta tionery and clerical help necessary to answer such a mass, if it should continue, would soon remove all doubts about a reduction of the Treasury surplus. General James A. Ekin of the United States Army retired, formerly of Elizabeth. Allegheny county, has applied to the War Department for leave to have his family buried at Cave Hill National Cemetery, near Louisville, Kentucky. His request to he buried there himself has betn granted by the Department. The comrades who will attend the next National encampment at Mil waukee will be generously entertaiu ed, but they must not expect that en terprising city to furnish them with night caps. However, a special com mittee has been appointed and will be on constant duty, to pilot those who may desire such an article to where it will always be on tap. The appointment of General James A. Sexton, Post Department Com mander of Illinois, as postmaster of Chicago, is a merited recognition of a gallant, wounded soldier. He takes the place of General Walter C. New berry, who was appointed by Mr. Cleveland less than a year ago. It was understood at the time that Gen eral Newberry’s acceptance was only temporary, whatever the result of the election. The next regular (quarterly) meet ing of the Pennsylvania Command cry, Loyal Legion, will be held in the Union Leage building, Philadel phia, on Wednesday evening, May 1. A number of the companions resi dent in Pittsburgh and vioinity will go in a party. Officers are to be eleoted, and there is an unusually large number of applicants for mem bership to be voted on. “The Board of Commissioners on j Gettysburg Monuments” has issued i a circular setting forth that the mon* uments erected on that battlefield un ’ der authority of the Commonwealth will he dedioated on the 21st and , 29nd days of May next, to be known ! as Pennsylvania Day. The co-oper i ation ot every veteran in the Com* ' | monwealth is solicited hy the Com* I missiauerf iu order lliut the occasion be one of credit to this state. A feature of the National Encamp* ment to be held in Milwaukee in Au gust will be the reunion of regiments and batteries. Already Colonel C. K. Pier, the Secretary of the Com mittee of Arrangents, has received requests from over 400 different or ganizations for places to hold their reunions. Of these there are only 14 from Pennsylvania, while 91 are from Ohio. Other organizations in tending to hold meetings should no tify Colonel Pier as sqon as possible. The Kingston Shaft tells us that Ed. Coffey’s bay horse, which has been running out for some time on the North Percha, came home appar- ' ently very lame in the left fore foot. ! Mr. Coffey and others at once pro- ' ceeded to examine and see what 1 caused the lameness. Strange as it : may seem, when they held up bis foot, they found it covered with an 1 inch of solid silver. The reader can imagine the surprise of the party. After cutting, prying and gouging 1 on it for some time they finally 1 reached the original iron shoe, fur- ' ther progress being slow on accouut of the solidity of the metal. The ' shoe was pulled, when the cause of ■ the strange deposit of silver was < easily accounted for. The part next i to the frog of the foot showed the original character of the ore to be < pure sulphide, horn and bromide of silver nicely spotted with gold, being an exact counterpart of the rich nug gets which made the Solitaire mine famous in 1882. It is supposed that the horse, who pastures on Solitaire ground and adjoining claims, step ped upon a solid nugget of silver glance and it, being soft and flexible, became wedged on the inside of the shoe; and by constant traveling about it became by degrees perfectly solidified, until it filled the entire space inside the shoe. It was proba bly transformed into native silver by the grass, which polished the sul phide as the horse traveled and pas tured in the vicinity. As near as can be estimated, the value of the silver found on the shoe amounts to about $47. “Did you give that man money?” was asked of a citizen who had just parted with a man who walked with a limp. “Yes—a quarter.” “He’s a croaic beat.” Well, perhaps.” “But you should discourage such characters. “Yes, I know; but when a man comes up to you and calls you Colo nel, and says he was right behind you when you charged the battery at Antietam, how can you go back on him?” “Bat you were not at Antietam.” “No.”’ “You were not a colonel.” “No.” “You didn’t eveD enlist in the late . war?” “No, and do you suppose I’m going to own it ud for the sake of a quar : ter? Not much! I’yo got a half dollar for the first man who calls me • General.”—Detroit Free Press. i From the Las .Animas Leader: O. G.Hcss of Lamar was In the . oity last Saturday. Architect Marker of Lamar was I up to the county seat of Bent county ) last week. J. M. MoMillen one of Lamar’s - leading citizens was at the Frontier Wednesday. i Mr. W. I. Craddock, one of Lamar’s I prominent citizens, was in Las Ani - mas last Friday, Hon. J. D. Martin chairman of the i board of oounty commissioners of I Prowers oounty was in town Wed i nesday. - A. M. Nicholas of Prowers county - and one of Lamar’s prominent attor - neya was shaking hands with his old i Bent oounty friends, last Tuesday, NUMBER 47. OKLAHOMA. Tl*® Promised X_ia.xi.cl. “On to Oklahoma !” is now the watoh-word of the thousands of homeseekers who hare 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 Toe in tending settler should look the coun try over. Go via the Great 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 line 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 Springs 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. ifc P. A. Chicago, Kansas Nebraska Ry., Rock Island Route, Topelca, Kansas. 70 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 for $3 a day including driver. Entirely on the southern border you will avoid a crowd aiid have betterchances for locating. “Resolved, that a young man can cook a better meal than a girl can mend a hole in a fence, was the sub ject discussed in a debating society near Keysport, recently. The decis ion was nnsatisfactory, so a practical test of the question was made. Two young men cooked a stew of oysters, but they salted them with sugar and spoiled two pairs of eight dollar trousers. Then the young ladies tried to mend a fence. One of them mashed her finger with a hatchet, but she couldn’t swear, so she had to retire. Warned by her experience, the other young lady stuok the nail to the board with her ohowing gum and thou threw the hatchet at it, but at the first effort the hatchet flew be hind her and killed a valuable calf. 1 The momentus question is still unde cided.”—Saturday Mail. The Lamar Sparks last week said , that the editor of this paper was a candidate for Register or Reoeiver of the Land Office. The Sparks is a 1 little off. We don’t want the office. r Senator Woodworth and Mr. Steven son, of Denver, are the men who , will get it, this being a part of the . Woleott arrangement for dividing up the patronage of the state.—Grauada Exponent. i _____ Coal is discovered in new places almost daily and it is confidently be } lieved by experienced miners that ' nearly every quarter section iu this f vicinity is underlaid with a thick - vein of coal.—Mulvane News. . Mr, Wanaroaker is understood to have said that the green stamp must go. The democratic postmaster is greener than the stamp if he has any idea that he won’t go too.—Kx,