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THE LAMAR REGISTER.
yolume in. I W. W. LOUDEN. I DRUGGIST City Drug Store I SOUTH SLAIN STREET, Hmut, Colorado. W. 0. LEE. lua » Full Stock of Groceries. Queensvvare, (ilass- I TIBS, LAMPS, HOTIOSS ETC. I S. Main street, Lamar, Colo. I .©♦ J 3, fjjtoltlxtmt, I MaNUFaCTURI-E AN D DEALER IS |a? n 2E'SS, SADDLE-S, BRIDLES, WHIPS, ADD I ALL GOODS 12 THE SADDLE. LI2E. I RXPAIRmO DONR PROMPTLY AXP AT LOW PRICKS. [FOLSOM IT* a United States Land Office town and is the. I coming Metropolis of North-Eastern I New Mexico. C A D * w town that offer* reliable and paylng-tnvratnients and • pjendld opportunities to m baslneae la a city surrounded bv a beautiful country on the Great Pan-Handle Route. of Emory** Gap In New Mexico, where the climate I* delightful and an abun- M~y e of K<>od pute water la found at a daptb of 20 feet. Where thousand* of sen** of f*-r open to aettlera ander the Homestead, r*Te emptlon and Timber Culture law*. «*cellent quality baa be.-n dbwovrre.i within erven miles of FOLSuM. and good ywdlng atona can be had a quarry adjoining the tow n. t _m mmm Sw * ** the cjmmencfmtnt of the great roillag prairie*, of dark loam, for which ■eortn raatern New Mexico Is noted and which will be the finest agricultural country In the |» fatuous for Its healthy climate Tho*e nffleted with Catarrh. Consumption. Kid | 7 Complaints and,maleriwl dlseace* regain their health here. A U. S. Land Office HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY PRESENT CONGRESS *° •®c<jmmodate the tide of Immigration pouring In on the line of the Great ar« « v n* 11 .® Tho Kaiul lAwtrlct contains rvVW.OtW acres of land. 7,500.900 acres of which Public lauds now open for ► FOLSOM I- Is s-n. Eatirxg Station from fv D^ nT * r > T ® xafl * Fort Worth Railroad, Just 70 miles south of Trinidad and 70 miles onn„ v^ exMl,ne - FOLSOM will be the future County scat of the euefern part of Colfax Mexico, and Is at the Junction of the Rock Island Railroad, with the Denver. * Fort Worth Railroad. FOLSOM is the cattle feeding station between tort Worth, •*«»«, and Denver. Colorado. Lots are Sold on the Following Terms: °n«-thlrd in three months and one-third In six months. Ttooeewho craaai * nT ®«tnients, or engage In business, should not miss this opportunity or in casing their fortune*. r - 8. Pdrsjct, H. S. Grate. D. E. Cooi-er. President. Vice-President. Treasurer. Per farther pertionlari eddrese C- 0> GOODALE. Secretary and Manager, Lamar, Colorado. i K. Ccrrjch, Resident Agent, Foleom, New Mexico. LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, JUNE Ist, ISMh The other day a representative of | The Republican was on a Rio Grande j train when the brakeman yelled out 1 in stentorion tenes, "Cleora.” On | looking out of the window only two j Louses could be seen. What a change time had wrought! ! In June of 1879 this same town was ; 1 by far the largest place betpeen Can- j jon City and I.eadviUe. Almost j : every conceivable branch of business j was represented, and in most of them . there was active competition. [louses were going up as if by magic, and II lumber commanded almost a fabu lous price. Saloons were found in almost every block, and dance-halls were scattered about in profusion. ! But a month later the town conclud j ed to move, and a few weeks later j the majority of its residents had I taken up their permanent abode in , «hat is now the flourishing town of < Salida. . Colorado has many places with a history something similar to that of Cleora, which, by the way, was ~ named in honor of the belle of the ; ; Arkansas valley, Miss Cleora Boyles. A BOOMING PLACE. Rollinsville, near Caribou, was a j booming place in 1871, and town lots were at a premium. Hundreds of people w ere proud to call it their home, aud it was thought to be founded upon a rock. To-day the ( rock is still there, but the population has fled to the four winds. “How is that town of Loma on the , Rio Grande river getting on?” said a gentleman yesterday who left the state in 1874. “I visited it just be fore I left the territory and I thought it would likely m ike a good place.” , Jack-rabbits have been jumpiug through the few remaining adobe buildings for years. Kit Carson had a population of almott»20,000 people in 1869, and the ! peculiarity about them was that the , great majority of them resided in dug-outs. When the railroad pushed on to Denver the following year, the residents of Kit Carson headed the procession. Sunshine in 1875 had a population of several thousand while to-day there is only a handful of people there. Buckskin Joe and Hall Valley in Park county w*ere once flourishing places, but about all that is left of them is their name. Weston tried to put on airs in 1879, at which time there were about 3,000 people there. The postoffice still remains, as do one or two stores. A DESERTED VILLAGE. Along the old stage road between I.eadviUe and Aspen at what was j known as Independence in 1880, and ! for a few years thereafter, not a siu ; gle soul is now living. Hundreds of ' deserted houses are standing tenant ! less, and some of them are quite pre : tentions. A newspaper was once ( published in the corporate limits of j the city, and the arm of the Wash-* ington hand press on which it was printed is now sticking out of the office window. The proprietor was too much disgusted to take it away. Colorado City was once the capital ! of the territory. In the seventies it ; was almost deserted, but with -the building of the Midland railroad it. took on new life, and is to-day more prosperous than it ever was before. There was great excitement at Bo nanza, in Saguache county, in ISB2. ! A daily paper was published there Iby W. R. Mckmney, now of the 1 Pueblo Press, and it was a good one, i too. Everything bqomed except the ! mines and the tenderfeet pronounced it another Lcadville. Four thousand people almost broke tbeir necks to get there, and of all that number not a hundred now remain. IT WOULD NOT PAY TO REBUILD. Poncha Springs was an enterpris ing place for a time, but when it burned down a few years ago the people thought it would not pay to rebuild it. A grocery store, hotel, saloon and blacksmithshop is all that ! remains. | IlilLerton, m Gunnison county, ih ' 1 °nly a reminiscense. A prettier ] | place for a town than the little park i ! which it was located cannot be i | found. I I Kokomo was as lively a place and i J iiad as many inhabitants in 1881 as bonanza. The town has moved j down the hill and its corporate name 1 j is now Recen. * 1 There are many other places in ‘ Colorado with histories similar to 1 the towns mentioned. Some of them 1 were killed by the onward march of 1 railroads and others because the mines round about did not have the 4 value with which they were credited. 1 —Deuver Republican. 1 s Last Saturday’s Cincinnati Enquir- * er contained an interesting article on 1 “Land Bill” Allen, the originator of the Holestead Act, from which we 1 take the folldwiLg brief extract: C “Of all the multitude that have ' staked off and claimed 160 acres of * land of the public domain in any - portion of the United States, how 1 many know the history of the law * which enables them to do so? Old, childless, almost friendless, Knud Bill Alleu, the originator of ( the Homestead Act, now resides at 1 New Albany, fourteen miles from ] Columbus, Ohio. Your correspondent drove out to see him recently, and found a man , on whom eighty years of vicissitudes ; and of struggling and of self deuial had not laid their hands heavily. To this man, who began their bat tle fifty years ago, over two millions ot people now in the peaceful enjoy ment of their homes owe their happi ness and prosperity, while he is him self without a home and almost de pendent upon charity. Iu fact, many times he has been on the verge ot starvation. At one time ho was worth some *35,000 or $40,000, all of which he spent for the cause he had espoused. Mr. Allen was the sou of a soldier of the war of 1812, who took part in the battle of Stonington. “Land Bill was born in Windham county, Con necticut, in 1809. lie learned the trade of a printer, and worked upon the old wooden press, which Benja min Franklin once operated. This was at Newport, R. I. lie next worked on the Republican Advocate at Batavia, N. Y. In 1828 he was a printer on the Literary Cadet and Rhode Island Statesman, at Provi dence. Next ho published a temper .ance and anti-slavery paper called the Xoral Envoy, at Batavia, N. Y. Later he sold this ami published the Rbode Islander. Associated with him iu this publication was an uncle of Mrs. Grover Cleveland. Mr. Al len wrote to Mrs. Cleveland two or three years ago informing her of the fact, and received a handsome ac knowledgement from the beautiful mistress of the White House. After his experience with the Rhode Is lander Mr. Allen published a paper at Fall River, Massachusetts. In 1831 he married Miss Weaver, of Bridgewater, N. Y., and in 1833 he removed to Columbus, Ohio, and en gaged in the auction and commission business. Later he worked on the New York Tribune and the Baptist Register at Utica, N. Y. Soon re rurniug to Columbus be engaged in 1 the wholesale nation business and ! sent peddlers’ wagons out in every * direction. 1 It was at this tirao when he was a 1 money-maker when the shekels * wore pouring upon him from all sides, * and when he had conceived the plan of making the fortunes of all who would go in with him on his new colony that he throw self-interest to - the winds and devoted himself to his t, feilow-raan. » He carried his printing-press to ) his country home with him, and , printed his land theories on the t backs of envelopes and state bank uotcs, on letter heads and circulars. He printed his own speeches, and produced essays and editorials on the favorite subject and flooded the coun try with them. lie addressed these to every man that came into promi nence in any part of the Union. Dear darling, delinquent! Our precious subscriber in arrear! do you think we have sold out and gone? No, no little sugarplum, we could not get away if we wanted to. Wo are still at the old stand dishing out the Tribune on sweet promises and bright expectations. They make an excellent diet, darling, with a little wind pudding, flavored with a word of encouragement, to B9rve as dessert. We are waiting and watching for thee, turtle dove. We long to hear thy gentle foot-step on the stairway below and hear the “silvery ring” of the happy within our office. Dear one, we feel unusually sad and lonely without you, to-night. We sigh for one glance of your eye and even half you owe us. Don’t see how we can possibly live without you, dear. Now, little piecrust, will you come? Do we hear vour answer, in a voice so sweet and beguiling. “I’m coming!” or is it only the wailing winds that round our office roar? We pause for further developments. Douglass [Kans.J Tiibune. In a claim jumping case, at An thony, Kaus., last week, Judge Ellis, in making a ruling, took occasion to make a few remarks that will bo ap preciated by every one in this coun try who has had or is having trouble with contested claims and suspended entries. He said: “The government was a trustee for the sale ot this Osage laud, and when it received the money of the settler and gave him a receipt, the cancellation of that en try is little better than highway rob bery. When a party has in good faith paid the government for the land and the land office officials em ploy detectives to work up and man ufacture evidence to destroy the rights of that settler and seoure the cancellation of his entry, it is no better than highway robbery. The government after receiving the mon ey aud issuing a receipt thereof, has no right to step in and deprive the settler of his property.”—Ex. In October, Atlanta, Georgia, will inaugurate a series of most interest ing displays in connection with the Exposition. These will consist of mimic representations of the battles fought around Atlanta in the late Civil War. The engagements of the 22d and 23d of July, 1864, and the depature of the Federal troops on November 16, with minature re doubts, breastworks, forst and lines of battle, will all be represented. ' This is a most commedable under taking and can be carried out with almost exact fidelity to facts. There • is abundant description of these • events in priut and plenty of men • still living to aid in reproducing i those thrilling historical scenes in : which they were active participants. • —Merry World. , For the benefit of our farm readers , —those who are wondering why l times are hard —wo give a tabular . statement of the dollars paid last , year for poultry, eggs and butter by [ the people of Denver to parties out • side the state. We will hero remark that this statement only includes L such as were brought by express. ; Every item of this should have been produced at home and eyery dollar , distributed among our farm people. ) Here is the statement as taken r from the books of the express com ) panics: Value of eggs shipped into Denver by > rail was $154,074 V alue of dressed poultry shipped into Denver by rail was 259,724 , Value of live poultry shipped into • Denver by rail was 236,079 l Total procoeds of poultry yards $416,877 a Add to this for butter from samo sources 159,224 k —Field aud Farm. 1578,101 NUMBER 51. DIVIDING COUNTY PROPERTY. Baoa and Da.3 Animas cl Pro R.a.tio Di vision. of* A qqets and Debts. Trinidad, Colo., May 23. The joint meeting of the Commissioners of Las Animas county and the new county of Baca has come to a close, the business of arranging matter be tween the old and the new counties being amicably settled. The follow ing is the result of the conference: The ballot boxes now in process ion of the officers of Las Animas county, belonging to precincts Nos. 30 to 36, now part of Baca county, shall be given over to and become the absolute property of Baca county. The township plats and lands now in Baca county are to be given up to and become the absolute property of Baca county. All taxes fo* the year 1)388 upon property in that portion of Las Ani mas county which is now Baca coun ty, now uncollected, shall be given up to and become the property of Baca county as its pro ratio share of the uncollected taxes for the year 18S8, and Baca county releases and relinquishes all claim to any portion of the remainder of said uncollected taxes. Baca county by its board of Coun ty Commissioners agrees to pay to Las Animas county the sum of $13,- 000 in full of the pro ratio share of the indebtedness of Las Animas county on the 10th day of April, 1889, including the bonded debt out standing. Warrants and all claims against said county that have not been amL ited for payment, as well as such as may not have been presented for auditing, the sum to be paid in Baca county warrants to be issued within GO days from date hereof. If the bonds are not issued as stated above the agreement in every part U to become null and void. Warrants are to be issued to the Commissioners of Las Animas coun ty, to be redeemed in cash or by purchase of so muoh of the bonded or other indebtedness of Las Animas county so soon as the necessary authority to issuq county funding bonds can be obtained by said Baca county. RATES OF EXCHANGE. The following rates of exchange will be ohargcd by us on and after June Ist, 1889: For #15.00 or less - - 10 cents, From $15.00 to #50.00 - 15 cents, From $50.00 to SIOO.OO - 25 cents, 1 From SIOO.OO to $150.00 35 cents, From $150.00 to $200.00 50 cents, On all sums over $2d0.00 the same 1 rates. First National Bank, T. H. Cecil. 1 Merchants State Bank, B. B. Brown. i Lamar, Colorado, May 7th, ’B9. : The regular quarterly examination i of teachers will be held in Lamar, . Colorado, on May 31st and Juno Ist, when the county superintendent will meet all persons desirous of passing * said examination. F. E. Irwin, r County Superintendent. r Here is a receipt for small-pox; handed us for publication—sulphate k of zinc one grain; foxglove (digitalis) * one grain; half a teaspoonful of wa ' ter; when mixed add four ounces ©f 1 water and take a tablespoonful every r hour, for a child smaller doses ac ‘ oording to age. i —■ Burlington, Colo., May 25.—Kit Carson county starts out in good shape financially. The county gets 4 $565 from old Elbert county, and no 4 debt. The oounty school fund re 't oeived from a settlement with the 7 old county amounts to $4,980. There 4 1 are 41 school districts in the 1 oounty.