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THE LAMAR REGISTER.
VOLUME 111. W. W. LOUDEN. DRUGGIST City Drug Store 1 1 SOUTH MAIS STREET. i I. ■ • . • Colorado t u—. W. 0. LEE. t i I ■m a Full Stock of Groceries, Queens ware, (llass- VIBE, LAMPS, MOTIONS ETC. ! i S. Main Sre«t. Lamar, Colo. 1 1 .<£. J). galchmu, —au.tmcTOKKK axd uriUR »s« SADDLES, BRIDLES. WHIPS,SPUF V S ADD ALL GOODS ID THE SADDLE LIDS. 11 tUST* AIRIMO DOVE PROMPTLY AND AT LOW PRICES. FOLSOM la a United States Land Office town and is the ' coining Metropolis of North-Eastern New Mexico. A saw ii»n that offer* reliable and paying InretlmeDM and eplendld opportunities to ( engage la bualuess lu a city aurmunded by a beautlfal couutr) on (be Great Pan-Handle Route. South of Kmory'i Gap In »w Mexico, ahere the climate Is delightful and an abtin danea of good pure' water ia found «t .» depth of SO feet Where th<>- -aiid- «»f m r.- i>f fei tU* land* are open to -attler- mder the il<Mue*ie..il. im I'tnptloii nml 1 tip her • ultuie l.ta - Coal of excellent quality nm liren UI-m-o* ere*i within rt'tn Uillea of IULs M, aud good build tug stona i an be bwU a ijuarry adjoining the loan. la attuated at the cow—neement of the great raiHu prairie*, of dnrk loam, for which north eastern New Mexlni I- noted and which alii i*e the line-t agru■nUnral country in the weet, aad la famous for Ita health\ < tma’c. Tho*e articled with i»tarrh. Consumption, hid | ■•y Complaint* and material dl«ca*cs regain their health here A U. S. Land Office HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY PRESENT CONGRESS at FOLSOM to accommodate ttv* tide of Immigration pouring in on the line of the '•re>»' Fan-Handle Route The l.aiuj DUtrlct contains tf.AOO.ttM acre* of Iaud,,.AOO.OfO acres of which *r# public lands now opcc for settlement. -I FOLSOM I- Is an Elating Station ®n the Denver. Texas A Fort Worth Railroad. just 70 miles south of Trlnidnd and JO miles Irotn the Texas line, F«»I.SOM will he the future County -eat of the e.tstei n part of ( oltax county. New Moxloo. and la at the junction of the Rock Island II ail road, with JheDenvei Jfga* A Fort Woytb Railroad. rOLSoM is the cattle feeding ttation between hort Worth. Texas, and Decvar. tfolorudo. Lots aye Sold on the Following Te 'ms: Oaa-thtrd aaah. one third In three months and one third In six! daaire paying Ineestmenta, or eng'vfe In bu-lneas, sbmild not miss this opportunity or in j araaging their fortune*. F. S. PuBSKT, H. S. GraTZ. D. E. CoorKß. President. Vice President. masurer For farther particular* sddrcM C. c. GOODALE. Secretary and Manape-, Lamar, Colorado. J *. Grim, Resident Agent, Folsom, New Mexico. LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, MAY 11th, ISS9. Thu following decision by the Su P rente court oi our state will ho found upon examination, to be of Kraal interest, not alone to the peo ple of Bent county as it is but of the entire tract of territory that com prised old Bent prior to the division. Johu B. Cook, superintendent of schools in Weld county, vs. School District No. 12. In this case th 6 plaintiff appeals from the judgment of the lower court, which was ren dered in favor of the defendant. CAUSE OP LITIGATION. By a legislative act, approve Feb ruary 25, 1887, and taking effect from and after that date, the coanty of Logan was created out of the ter ritory formerly embraced by the county of Weld. The defendant. School District No. 12. of Logan county claims that at that time it was and had been for several years p r ior thereto. School District No. 12 of Weld county; that it still etn braces the same territory and has the same boundaries as when originally organized; that it lost none of its rights as a school district under the laws of the state, by reason of the creation of the new county, and that it is entitled to a pro|»ortioiiate share of the general county school fund in the treasury ot Weld county on the first Monday of April, IHB7, the same a« though the county cf Logan had not been created. The Countv Su perintendent of Schools in Weld couuty having refused to recognize said right, this action was instituted | by such district said superintendent. , to compel the latter by writ of man-1 darn us to recognize the same, and to j peform and carry out what it asserts, was the duty of such officer in the premises. Toe writ was granted by rhe lower court and the cause was brought to the Supreme court for re view. In the opinion, per curiam, by which the decision »f the lower court is reversed, the flowing points are i made: REASON FOR REVERSAL. “A fair and proper construction of > all the provisions of law . oncerning | the public school system of this stale can. we think. lead to but one con clusion. with regard to the owner ship of the funds over which this contention has arisen, and that eon elusion is that they belonged to the county ot Weld, for the purpose for which they had been provided, until accredited to the different school dis tricts of that County under the law Whether the ownership of such funds „ I; ,y he held to continue in the coon tv, after being so accredited to th*- districls. and until the money is act ually paid out by the treasurer of the countv, in the manner provided by I jw, we to ed not say. PE pendant's claims. ••It i- contended by the counsel for i defendant in error that at least, if not before the annual estimate pro vided for is made the funds provided lor the current school year belong to ihe school districts in proportionate parts according »d such estimate, and not to the countv, and that when «tii:h estimate was unde in October. 1686, hv the county superintendeni of Weld county, the right of defend ant in error to a proportionate share of such funds attached and became veeted-dn it, and that such right was not divested or impaired by the crea tioti of Logan county. A DEFECTIVE STATUTE. ••The act establishing Logan coun ty does not refer to or mention by name the subject matter of school funds were intended to he included in the expression ‘all matters of rev enue’ found in section 1! of said act, and if such was the intention, then i for the want of a proper provision ! for their apportionment or division between the two counties, or respec -1 live school districts thereof, the old i county is entitled to retain the name as funds belonging to it i “A county school superintendent ! has no supervision over school dis- IrietM situated outride of his own I county, nor has he any official knowl edge thereof, or official connection therewith, nor has ho any author ity to apportion to such outside dis triots the general school fund of his countv or any part thereof. We are constrained to deny the relief sought. The judgment must be reversed and the action dismissed.” Concurring—Rising, C Dissenting —StaLcup. C.—Republican. 'I he several bills dividing B«*nt county and creating the counties of Otero, Prowers, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Lincoln, are verbatim copies of the bill creating the uountv of Logan out of Weld and cosequently the de cision of the supreme court affects them in the same manner. The April apportionment of school funds under this decision cannot be made to that part of Bent county, out of which the counties of Otero and Cheyenne were formed as both coun ties had an existence apart from Bent county, iindrr the emergency clause, when the hills were signed by Governor Cooper on Mftrch 26th. The counties of Kiowa and Prowers can share in the April apportionment as they were still a part of Beni county when the apportionment was due, the hills forming them not being signed by the Governor until Apul 13th. The county of Lincoln does not figure in the matter as there were no school districts located within its territory. This decision of the su preme court, based clearly upon law, is far Lorn being justice and queerh illustrates how law and justice can be widely devergent under e*-tain circumstances. The levy for the general school fund was made equal ly for all parts of the county as it was originally, and justice demand* that regardless of division, each and every school district should receive its share of the lew when collected, but oui bright (?) legislators in pass ing the hill creating the division ignored entirely one of the most im portant subjects that should have engaged their attention and left the question of school districts and school funds out of the hills. The subject could have been regulated by a very simple clause attached to the hills, but our worthy (?) past legislators were evidently not over burdened with a consciousness of the' value of educational facilities. The neglect will leave the counties of Otero and Cheyenne without funds t<> conduct their schools until a tax levy is made in those counties and collected next January. The school superintendent has been seeking counsel from authorities in the mat ter. to ascertain if there was not some manner in which an equitable adjustment of the funds could he made, but finds the decision of the supreme court a harrier which can not he passed. The following is the opinion of State Superintendent Dick. “AH of the new county bills, have the emergency clause attached, hence take effect as soon as signed by the governor. Any school money in the ! hands of the county treasurer not apportioned to the several districts of the county at the time of signing the hills by the governot belongs to the old county, but money already apportioned and standing te the credit of the several districts at the time of signing the bills is the prop erty of such districts notwithstand ing they are in a different or Dew county.”—Las Animas Leader. Many democratic organs are great ly exercise over the fact that many democrats are being bounced to make room for republicans. Every day or two the number of democratic heads that have already rolled into the bas ket is given. Wonder how it ootnes that so many democrats were in of fice to be turned out? Somebody must have set President Harrison an example in this respect or he would «oon run out of democratic official material to work on,—Pueblo Merry W orld. COMMISSIONERS PRCCEEDINGS. may 3rd. Board met pursuant to adjourn ment, present Martin, Burger and Rogers. A mot inn carried making the County Treasure’s bond $25,000. On motion of Commissioner Burner seconded by Commissioner Rogers ihe coi tract with Geo. Thies by Goodale & Cooper for room for C'ountv Clerk’s office bo accepted— curried and filed. Bill of Dr. C. M. Kimball of Cool iiige, Kansas, for $40.20 for attend ance on Charles May a tramp hurt by the A., T. & S. F. road at Ilollys station April 23rd, 1889 —no actiou taken. The County Clerk was instructed to order letter heads, envelpes and bill heads for all county officers and to apportion the order between C. G. Coutant and Hamer Norris of the Granada Exponent. Adjourned to May 4th. Board met persuant to adjourn ment, preseut Martin, Rogers and Burger. Valuations adopted for direction of Assessor foi 1889—Lands suscept ible to irrigation at $5. per acre; out side of irrigation $2.50 per acre; natural hay land SIO.OO per acre; grazing land $1.50 per acre; w ire fem e two wires $32 00 per mile; three wire $48.00 per mile; four wire s6l (M per mile. Si illions-The Assessor shall place valuation-—American horses best made yearling colts and under $20.- 00; two years old and under $35.00; three years old and under 50.00; four years old and under $70.00; half breeds yearling % 18.00; two years old $25.00; three years old $35 00; four years old and over $45.00; po nies and bronchos yearling $7 00; two years old sl2 00; three years old $17.00; four years old and over $25.00. The Assessor will grade mules the same as horses, according to size. Bulls at $15.00. Cattle one year old and under American $5 00; two years old and under $8.00; three years old and cows $12.00; four year old steers $lB 00. Half breed one year old and under $4.00; two years old and under $7.00; three years old and cows $lO 00; four years old beef steers $15.00; bulls thoroughbred $50.00 old enough for service; one year old and under $10.00; two yea»e old and unde.r sls 00; three years old and cows $25.00; dairy cows $20;00 sheeD sl. per head; hogs $3. per hundred lbs. All other animals Assessors value. Watches, clocks, musical instru ments, carriages and other valuables of all kinds, amount, of moneys and credits, capital employed in manu facturing, merchandise on hand dur ing year, agricultural implements at Assessors valuations. Hay on hand May Ist $5. per ton. Stocks or shares in nnv corpora tion or company, household furniture exceeding $200; jewelry and gold and silver plated—All other property not enumerated above at Assessors valuation. Polls county —give age or inferm ity. Polls military—give company and regiment of state. On motion of Burger seconded by Rogers the contract with B. B Brown for offices over the Merchants State Bank be accepted and signed by chairman of board and filed with ; the Clerk—carried nnanimoas. In the matter of fixing time for mtetmg the board of Bent county for adjusting indebtedness request ing clerk of this county to cosres pond with the board of Bent county asking what date will suit them to meet and also what arrangement they want to make in hiring an at torney for legal advice, also that we suggest the 21st of May as a date for our first meeting. Adjourned to May sih. NUMBER 48. Office of Superintendent of Public Instructions, Denver, Colorado. To County Superintendents: Section 81 of the School Law of Colorado provides for the organ isa tion and maintainurwe of Teachers* Normal Institutes, and for that pur pose the State is divided into six nor mal districts. According to the best information that I am able to obtain but one In stitute has been held in the State in conformity to the law. You undoubtedly realize the im nortaut relations that such Institutes bear to the success of educational work in any State.* They afford opportunities for con sultation, discussion, instruction and study that can be obtained in no other way. Colorado must not be behind her sister State in this matter. Already arrangements have been made to hold Institutes in five out of the six districts, and the other will undoubtedly be provided for at an early day. The success of these gatherings will depend largely upon the efforts put forth by the County Superin tendents and the interest mauifested by teachers. I realize that distances in Colora do are long and travel is expensive; hut do we not owe some self sacrifice to the work in which we are en gaged ? As an inducement to teachers to attend these Institutes, you are in structed to add 10 per cent, to the standing in examination of each ap plicant for a certificate who has at tended a full term of two weeks at an Institute held in this State within one year prior to such examination. In my opinion, attendance at Nor mal Institutes, and at Associations of Teachers and County Superintend ents la a part of your official duties for which the usnal charges may be made. The Institutes for 1889 will bo belli during the month of August, notice of which will be giyen in due time from tins office. I hope you will assist and encour age every teacher in your county to attend the Institute in your district. Fred Dick, State Superintendent. Bob. Bent, son of Colonel Win. Bent, the pioneer of the Arkansas valley, and after whom this county was named, died at Darlington, In dian Territory, April 21st.—Las An imas Democrat. The Atchison, Topeka tfc Santa Fo Ry Co., will make a rate of one fare for the round trip from points in Colorado to Denver and return May 17th 20th and 22nd, account of the spring races at Overland Park, Den ver. Never had we been more royally entertained since coming to the west, than we were at Lamar the other day when in attendance at the grand cel ebration of the turning in of the wa ter in the great farm ditches. The business men of that thriving little city have the faculty of treating citi zens and strangers with civility and good hospitality.—Field and Farm. Col. W. H. Slauson.of Chivington, is in town exchanging greetings with his many friends. He is a candidate for the Registership of the U. S. ! Land Office at Lamar, and has strong hopes of getting it. The colonel is an honest and conscientious gentle man, and would make a good official. —Pueblo Merry World. To Oklahoma. Settlers will find it greatly to their advantage to go in f**om 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 »h*s southern bolder you will avoid a crowd and have better ckauctm for lecatiog.