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THE LAMAR REGISTER.
yolume in. W.w. LOUDEN. DRUGGIST City Drug Store BOUTS MAI* STREET. Um>, . Colored®.! W. 0. LEE. Em a Fall Stock of Groceries, Queensware, Glass- VJLBS, LAMPS, HOTXOHS ETC. S. Main Srest. Lamar; Colo. .<£. g* |3<xldx\ttn r *ASUr4fTUBKS AMD DKaLXR W HABBESS, SADDLES, BRIDLES. WHIPS, ADD ALL GOODS ID THE SADDLE LIDE. | UPAIRIKO DONE PROMPTLT AND AT LOW PRICKS. FOLSOM Is a United States Land Office town and is the coming Metropolis of Norths Eastern Mew Mexico. A now town tluu offer* reliable and lnvcetment* and splendid opportunities to **» butiueee In a city surrounded by a beautiful country on tbe Great Pan-Handle Route. £oath of Korney's Gap tn Mew Mexico, where the climate Is delightful and an abun , V*®* °i R OO4 P«re water l« found at a depth of to feet. Where thousands of acre* of fer- Mf °r**n to settlers ander tbe Homestead, rre-emptlon and Timber (Ultur* laws. e *e*S4ent quality has been discovered within seven miles of FOLSOM, and good building stone can be bad a quarry a<l)<>lnjug the town. It situated at the commencement of the irreat rolling prairies, of dark loam, for which north-eastern Mew Mexico Is noted and which will be the finest agricultural country In the *• famous for tts healthy climate. Those alllcted with Catarrh. Consumption, aid- | ••y Complaints diseases.regain their health here. A U. S. Land Office HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY PRESENT CONGRESS *° aecommodatn the tide of Immigration pouring In on the line of the Greet rto-llandle Rente. The l-aud District contains 8 .SOU, 000 acres of 1and,7,500,000 acres of which Public lands now open for ‘tment. *HI FOLSOMF Is etn. Eecting Station. r“i|’* D «aTef, Texas A Fort Worth Rallrond.Jnst 7° miles south of Trinidad and 70 miles **"«• FOLSOM will he the future County seat of the eastern part of Colfax TMexico, and Is at the junction of the Rock Island Railroad, with ‘ A I or* Worth Railroad. FOLSOM is the cattle-feeding station between Fort worth, * x »*. and Denver. Colorado. Lots are Sold on the Following Terms: thl . r * c ** h -one-third In IbrAe months and one-third in six months. or engage In business, should not miss this opportunity of in r - S. Pen, H. 6. Qratz, D. E. Cooprb. President. Vioe-PreaidenL Treasurer. or Norther particulars address C. C. GOO DALE. Secretary and Manager Lamar, Colorado. 3 - K- CutatK, Resident A gen t, Folsom, Mexioo. LAMAB, COLORADO, SATURDAY, MAY 25th, 1889. Washington, D. C., May 18.-One of tbe most important committed* appointed by the Senate to make ia> vestigationa daring the Rammer is the Committee on Irrigation. That committee, in connection with the Geological Surrey, is now preparing to enter actively upon ita work, and it will start from St. Paul, iu head quarters, in July. There is no object of greater im portance to the American people, now that the lands available for agri culture are being rapidly taken up, I than to solve the problem whether or aot the immense arid tract m the i western territories can be made available for the purposes of cultiva tion. The scientists of the gt*ological survey are a very efficient aid in this inquiry, and the information which they furnish will illustrate in a gen eral way the purposes at which the committee aims. The purpose of this inquiry is no less than to ascer tains whether it will be practical to remain an area equal to 150,000 square miles or about 100,000,000 acres, which is half of the entire cul tivated land in the United States at present and worth in money many millions of dollars. Emineut scientists are of the opin ion that this can be done, and it is the chief purpose of this committee to ascertain and report whether or not such a scheme is practicable. MAJOR POWELL'S PLAN. The project is based upon the idea which was first given to the public some 10 years ago by Major Powell, the present director of the geological survey, io his report upon the and lands west of the 100th meridian. That report is still the classic upon this subject. Major Powell has been continuing bis investigation since that time and has induced Congress to adopt bis theory, namely, that it is possible to reclaim a very large proportioa of this arid region and to make it avail able for agiicultural purposes. But it is not to be understood that it is the purpose of the geological survey, or Senate Commisson, or of the Gov ernment, to do the actual work of ir rigation itself and to improve this land in order that private persons may have the benefit of the expendi tures which the Government, would make in that direction. Nothing of the sort is contemplated. The theory of the entire work is that the actual irrigation of the land is the proper province either of pri ate capital or ot the states or terri tories, and that the only function that the Government can properly perform in this connection Is to de termine whether or not the theories which have been laid down as to the possibilities of reclaiming this land are practicable. THE GOVERNMENT AN AGENT. The Government propoeee net te irrigate land for people, but to de termine whether or not private capi tal can be profitably employed in the experiment# necessary to do thii. In other word#, the Government Pteps in as the agent of all the peo ple to settle a scientific question — whether it is possible to do what they. Major Powell and those who have become interested with him, believe is practically. The western states and territories within whose jurisdiction the arid belt is located, are. convinced that this work is practicable. The best proof of this is that the state of Ne vada has already appropriated a large sum of money to be used in connec tion with the inquiry which the Gov ernment is about to make, and an en gineer has been appointed—Colonel Bridges of Chicago, a gentleman of large experience in Nevada to co operate with the geologioal survey snd with the Senate committee in this general inquiry- Colonel Bridges is now in Wash ington and baa been for soma weeks examining the maps which Major Powell*! preliminary survey has al ready prepared, and generally assist- ■ ing in blocking out work which is to be done this summer. Colonel t Bridges baa already received hia In structiong, which places him in - charge of a considerable part of the inquiry in the arid belt. He will < start in a few days for the field of investigation. I Captain Henry King of the St 1 Louis Globe-Democrat, contributes to The Century for May a paper on “The Western Soldier,” from which j we make this extract: “They assum ed a right of criticism towards their regimental and company officers that was almost as free as that exercised by the average voter with regard to political officials. In some instances, they did injustice, no doubt; but, generally speaking, their estimates . were sagacious and proper. They * had no patience with pretense of any ' description, and they were quick to detect it. Thus, if a colonel mrest- ed his headquarters with unnecessary pomp and formality, as a colonel was occasionally known to do, they would nudge one another in passing and exchange looks and comments that rarely fiailed to produce a ' change. On one occasion, a lieuten ant-colonel, riding out to battle, for feited the esteem of his regiment by 1 holding a picture of his wife in his band and gazing fixedly upon it; ' but he afterwards restored himself to favor by a daring act that cost ' him two ugly wounds. Another of ficer of the same rank, on a toilsome journey, gained a cheer by alighting from his horse and giving his place in the saddle to a limping soldier; but when the major at bis side did the same thing there was no response. The first had done a kindness with out prompting, while the second was a mere imitator. It was by such dis tinction that officers were notified of the sharp watch that was being kept upon them, and admonished that they were mortal as well as those who wore no shoulder-straps. Now and then the instructions took a more amusing torn, as when a eaptian, noted for bis conceit, undertook to lecture his company upon the necess ity of increased respect for officers, and was checked by a droll fellow who said, with a grin and an extrav agant salute, ’Cap., I used to know you when you made harness.” The importance of salt as an arti cle of diet, according to a scientific writer, is overrated. A continued use of large quantities of salt prodaces scurvy. The popular belief that an appetite fer salt is universal among the lower animals is without founda tion in fact. Dogs, cats and other carnivorous animals show no fond ness for it, and the same is trne of the fruit eating animals. Even herb ivorous animals do not eat salt regu larly with their food, but only at long intervals, which suggests the thought that perhaps they take it as a vermifuge. In certain parts of the world whore salt is unknows, ante lopes abound in countless numbers, and in parts of Africa where salt is abundant, the antelope shows no fondness for it. There are many in stances in winch flocks of sheep and herds of cattle have been reared suc cessfully without salt. In certain parts of Central Africa salt ia more scarce than gold and to say that a certain man eats salt is to say that he is very rich. Yet the people liv ing there have existed for ages and have enjoyed the best of barborous health, without a taste of salt from infancy to eld age. Salt is not in use in Siberia as a common constitu ent of food and the same is true of the North American Indians previous to the discovery of the continent by Europeans and tor many years after, and still true of the Pampas Indians i of South America. Land Office Bulletin. Our Wsshiogton correspondent •ende oe the fellovisg information. The nemee of the taeceeafnl per- j tie® ere printed in capital letters. j land Contents Decided. f —Lenen. j Geo. D. Pond va. UNITED j STATES. j JOHN L. CONOVER vs. Kendall F. Smith. r TENNESSEE P. McNABB tb. Willis I-. Hunt. —Lbadvillb. ] O. O. Morrison vs. THADEUS S. BAKER. —Montbobk. Blake Placer, Francis Carney and P. B. Weston vs.UNITED STATES. « MARTIN BIRTCH ET AL. ve. < Levis F. Orvia, Administrator of A. * H. Jarvis. c Orvis, Administrator of A. H. > Jarvis, va. MARTIN BIRTCH. POKBLO. GEORGE W. PHILLIPS vs. United States. MeHENRY GREEN vs. Patrick 1 Foster. 1 JOHN J. PRITCHARD K. P. e Rice. FRANK MORTON y§. Alton C. u Burns. 1 ADOLPH FORDER vs. Geo. Aux. > CHARLES L. SMITH vs. Joseph ‘ Lees Maude. t JOHN F. WHITMORE vs. Char- 1 les C. Greenwood. Francisoo Virgil vs. JUANA M. SIMPSON. Elmer H. Bowen vs. JOHN R.' ■ WENGLER. i John M. D. Stovcll vs. JULIAN . S. RUMSEY. 1 Conway O. Bartoa vs. ENOCH I BEAVER ET AL. I < “I wish you’d put something in the 1 paper to stop people believing that ’ lie about moths,” said a pretty woman \ of ■ philanthropic turn yesterday. | With that dense stupidity character , istio of my sex I was obliged to asx , what lie. “Why, they are always 1 saying in the papers that it is not 1 necessary to do anything to keep i moths out of fare, but to wrap the , furs in cotton cloths or in papers; 1 > that the moths will not go through . those fabrics to get to their native , diet of Russian sable beneath. Well * now, that may be very true and in ■ teres ting as a scientific fact, bat as ’ advice for saving yoar sables it is simply Tommyrot. I ought to know. I paid $100 for the information last . year. I went and did my things up ; in cotton cloth last spring. I don’t » know why. It would have been i easier just to go and turn them into i a trunk with a nickel’s worth of can r phor, as I always had, but this other . was a new and sort of learned idea, r and I took up with it. I suppose the - eggs were already in my furs, but f that is it; the eggs always will be in . them. I thought I beat them out, . but I evidently didn’t, for the moths t were there, and I suppose they did B not go through the cotton, but if I a couldn’t get them out, neither can B those other poor women that are k listening to the irresponsible journal 1, ist now. No, you go put it in that a B dime’s worth of camphor is worth all o the entomological science in the i- world against moths. Just dump it i in the truuk with your things and ). you are all right. New York a Graphic. * While M. J. McCarthy’s ohildreu * were playing in the oorral on Trin p ohera creek just above their house j about noon Thursday, the little boy, s Florenoe, in some way tell into the * creek and was drowned. The little 0 fellow was soon missed by the family and search was at once instituted g and his remains were found about j 150 yards below the corral, r, The little boy was about four years * old and next to the youngest child. —Fort Garland Republican. NUMBER 50. RATES OF EXCHANGE. The following rates of exchange will be charged bj ns on and after Jane 1st, 1889: Fer $15.00 or less 10 cents, From $15.00 to $50.00 - 15 cents, From $50.00 to $100.00 - 25 cents, From $1Q0.00 to $150.00 35 oents, From $150.00 to $200.00 50 cents. On all soma oyer $200.00 the same rates. First National Bank, T. H. Cecil. Merchants State Bank, B. B. Brown. Lamar, Colorado, May 7tb, *89. The regular quarterly examination of teachers will be held in Lamar, Colorado, on May 31st and Juno 1st, when the county superintendent will meet all persons desirous of passing said examination. F. £. Irwin, County Superintendent. Crop growing in Colorado dates back but twenty-five years. There were tnfling crops of wheat and oth er gram grown prior to that time. However, the progress was moderate until the Greeley colony commenced to till the earth by the Poudre river less than twenty years ago. Since then the advance has been rapid, un til Colorado will soon rank with the best agricultural states in the Union. —Field and Farm. Mr. Blaok informs ns that he has '' secured enough water rights to just ify him in building his ditch nearly te Granada, and that he is going to put a force of hands to work on it at once, and that if the people living around and east of this town want water they must take out water rights at once. This matter should be attended to without further delay as Mr. Black is anxious to extend his | ditch down into this country this ; summer.—Granada Exponent. i ' , A new scheme of transportation is . soon to be tried, which, if successful, , will be almost literally a lightning , change. A magnetic car is bung l from a single rail and propelled by a . streak of electricity. The lightning, , however, is to be toned down some , what from its wild natural gate through the upper air. It is to be t brought down to about 250 miles an y hour. This will satisfy all but the t unreasonable impatient., It will j make happy him who “would fly on y the wings of love” to a blissful pres . ence. It would almost do for the r fellow on the way to Washington after a postoffice. This lightning car B will also be utilized to carry mail. I It will be a sort of immediate deliv 3 sry business for the whole country. —Denver Times. |j “I never felt so much ashamed in j my life as I did yesterday afternoon,” said a member of Congress. a “What was the matter?” ( “It wasn't anything serious; mere ly one of those occurrences which a J j come m the most inopportune man e ner to embarrass a fellow. I called t on a friend—a Senator — and was obliged to wait for him some time. There was a decanter and a wine glass on the center table, and with out thinking anything of the matter u I proceeded to help myself. Well, i- the confounded bottlo was one of e those April fool affairs that have a r music box concealed inside. “The machinery of the box is so arranged that when it is tilte'd some e thing or other slipe its mooring and y sets a popular melody going. That's d just what happened to me. I re plaoed the bottle on the table while ‘Paddy Duffy's Cart' was trundled through the atmoephere with diabol ** ioal distinctness. Of course, my host came in at that momeut.—Washing* ! toa Post.