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THE LAMAR REGISTER.
VOLUME IT. W. W. LOUDEN* DRUGGIST City Drug Store SOUTH MAIN STREET. Ixvu. * . . Colorado. W. 0. LEE, _ lias a Full Stock of Groceries, (Jueensware, Glass- WA.BE, LAMPS, lOTIOS3 ETC. S. Main street, • • Lamar; Colo. ,C. 2. Salthxnu, j MlKl'l AfTfREE AXD DKILKR tt HA? X 2SSS, SADDLB-S, Y/HIfS,SPUP V S ABD| ALL GOODS 12 THE SADDLE LI2E. repairing done promptly and at LOW PRICES. FOLSOM ha United States Land Office, town and is the coming Metropolis of North-Eastern New Mexico■ * R ** town tfc»t offer* r«lUbl« and paying inuiimmii and splendid opportunities to 1 ***' iu l#t.. iu a city surrounded by a beautiful country ® n tb* Great Pan-Handle Route. ef hmory's Gap In N«w Mexico, a here the climate Is dellxhtful and an ibuu 7/7** , X’«od pore water la found at a depth of SO feet. Where thousands of acres of fer , Arr open to settler* amler the IloiucnCead. pre-emption and Ttmbor Culture lawa. . " ticoileat quality has been discovered within *even mile* of FOLSOM, and good * *ton« can be had a quarry adjoining tba town. '** the lomnirm ■a - '•. ifT»:a* rolling dtfk loam, for which *•» Mexico I* noted and which will be the fluent axrlqultuml country In the at". . ,lu *OU» for H* healthy cilmate. Tho*e afllctrd with Catarrh. Consumption, Rid / oaplalata and.maicrlal dtMranee.regaln their health here. A (j. S. Land Office HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY PRESENT CONGRESS pnt ' Uc now open for settlement. H FOLSOM fr Is an. Eating Station ,^m h thl?r n,^er ■ Tpxa " A Fort Wof|f» Railroad. Just TO m|le* south of Trinidad and 70 miles . r#antv h ~n®n ® FOLSOM wtt be the future County scat of the ras t ei n part o f Col fax Rtvtl lw fat rIMI Jianot i<>n of the thick Island Rail road, with P*"'**/ **Vi7Worth Railroad. TOLStJ.M 1* the cattle-feeding atatlon between Fort Worth, h u ’ anU Den ' cr. Colorado. Lets are Sold on the Following Terms: *b- rln! r ' ne third in three mouths and one-third In six: **a . .. ••««»* it a. or engage In business, should not miss this opportunity of in I *neir fo-tane.‘, * rc*sir H. S. Gratz, D- E- Coopkr. lewder, . VicePre.ident. Treaenrer. ■ f .r Lh.r p:.rt Mii.irK add re.. 'fm' 1 Re,i,UDtAß * Dt ' Fol.om, New Mexico. LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd, IS89. The Two Propsitions Submitted By Bent and Prowers Counties for Settlement. Oar readers are all interested in the action taken by the Commission* era of Prowers and Bent counties in their endeavors to arrive at a settle- Iment of the indebtedness and reve nue caused by the division of the county, that they may know what has been done we herewith present i the paper* in fall. Mr. E. T. Colt, one of the County ! C. cm mission er* of Bent county, offer ed the following resolution and j moved its adoption: Whereas, the books and ac ! counts of the county of Bent and the ; report of the clerk of said county compiled therefrom show the total! amount of the indebtedness of Bent] ' county on the 13th day of April, 1880 - to be the sum of $127,242,61 and that i in addition thereto there are now j suits pending, claims asserted and ' accounts unpreseoted representing in the aggregate large sums, which may be enforced against said county In addition to the amount aforesaid as exhibited by said hooks and accouuts and Whereas, it appears from said books and accounts that the total re sources of Bent county, on said date,! exclusive of delinquent taxes avail* blc for the purpose of discharging said existing indebtedness amounts ; to the sum of $22,705,67 and Whereas, it further appears from the assessment roll of said Bent coun ty for the year 1888, that the taxable property of said county for said year amounted to the sum of $7,800,149,00 and that the value of the taxable properly in 6aid county included within the boundaries of the present county of Prowers for said year was $1,393,352,00 and Whereas, by said books, ac counts and assessment roll it appears that tlie proportion of the existing indebtedness of Bent county which should be apportioned to Prowers county, estimating tho same accord i ing to the ratio which the taxable property of that portion of Bent county, which is now included within the boundaries of Prowers county, bears to the whole taxable property of Bent county, in the sum of $22, 728,30 and that the proportion of tho resources of Bent county exclusive of delinquent taxes available for the payment of said indebtedness for which said Prowers county should have credit calculated according to the ratio aforsaid is the sum of $4,- 068,59. Now, therefore, for the pnrpose of a final and complete settlement and adjustment of all matters of rev enue proper, to be had and done on account of the formation of the coun ty of Prowers and of tho territory of Bent county and also for the purpose of properly apportioning the indebt edness of said Bent county between it and the said Prowers county and providing for the subsequent settle ment and payment of any and all claims what may hereafter be estab lished against the said county of Bent, upon causes of action or de mands existing or which might have | been asserted prior to said 13th day of April, 1889. lie it resolved and it is hereby agreed by the Boards of County Com missioners of the counties Bent and Prowers in united session assembled as follows: First. That there is hereby ap portional to the said county of Prow era and tho said county of Prowers does hereby assume the sum of $22,- 728,30 being its due and legal pro portion of the existing and establish ed indebtedness of Bent county as hereinbefore set forth. Second. There shall be and is allowed to the said connty of Prow ers the sum of $4,068,79 being its legal and just proportion of the reve nues of said county, excluding delin quent taxes available for tho payment of said indebtedness as a credit opoq the said sum ot $22,728,30 leaving a balance of $18,859,71 due and pay able by said Prowers county to Bent county as its proportion of the in debtedness of Bent county as afore said. Third. The county of Prowers shall within ten days from this date cause to be issued to the said county of Bent 37 warrants upon the Treas urer of said Prowers county payable from the ordinary county revenue ftiHd of said county for the sum of $18,069,71, 30 of said warrants to be issued for the sum of $500.00 each and one of said warrants shall be for the sutn of $059.71. All of said war rants to bear interest at the legal rate from the 13th day of April 1889. Fourth. The County Commis sioners of Prowers county hereby pledge themselves to use every rea tonable exertion to secure the neces sary petition of electors of said coun- , ty to justify and authorize the said Commissioners to submit to the yote of the qualified electors of 6aid coun ty, the question whether said board of County Commissioners shall issue the funding bonds of said county in exchange for the wjfrrants of said county and the said Commissioners further agree that upon being there unto duly authorized they will sub mit such question to the qualified electors ot said county at the general election to be -held in said county next after the date hereof, or at their option, they will submit such ques tion at a special election to be held prior to the time of said general election. If at such electon general or special, the majority lawfully cast upon the question of issuing said bonds sball vote therefor, the said County Commissioners of Prowers county, shall within 90 days after said election, sell a sufficient amount of said bonds to pay off and dis charge, in cash, the warrants issued to the county of Bent as provided iu the 3d paragraph hereof, should the Commissioners of Prowers county fail or refuse for the period of 90 days after such election to sell said bonds and pay said warrants said Commissioners shall issue to said Bent county the bonds of said Prow ers county in exchange both at par for the warrants issued to Bent coun ty as aforesaid said bonds to bear in terest at not less than 7 per cent, per annum and to be payable in t§n years from the date thereof. The county of Bent shall use every reasonable exertion to sell said bonds at par when delivered to it as aforesaid but should said county bd unable within 30 days after rsceiving said bonds to sell the same at par then said bonds may be sold by said county for’ the best price that can be obtained there for and in case of a sale of said bonds by the county of Bent for less than the par value thereof then the proportion of the delinquent taxes collected by Bent county to which Prowers county would be entitled as specified in the 6th section hereof shall be applied by Bent county to the payment of any deficiencies caus ed by the sale of said bonds at less than their par value. If a majority of the votes lawfully cast upon the question of issuing the bonds of said Prowers county shall not be cast therefor or if cast therefor and the Corn’s, ot said Prowers county should fail to issue said bonds should fail to sell the same for cash and with the proceeds thereof pay the warrants held by Bent county or should fail to deliver said bonds in exchange for said warrants there and m that event the Commissioners of Bent county may sell said warrants at the best price that can bo obtained therefor and if said warrants should be sold for less than their face value then the deficiency caused by such sale shall be made good as is herein pro vided ip case of a deficiency occa sioned by a sale of the bonds of said county for less than their par value provided that said warrants shall not be sold unless for the face value thereof before the Ist day ot Jan uary, 1890. Fifth. The county of Bent shall proceed in the collection of all un paid taxes heretofore levied by Bent county including taxes due from property persons situated or residents in the county of Prowers in the same manner as though the county of Prowers had not been created or or- , ganized aud the proportion of all , such taxes actually collected after deducting all Commissioners ex penses and costs of collection to which Prowers county shall be en titled as herein next after specified shall be applied by the county of Bent to the payment of the indebt edness of Prowers county to said county of Bent as evidenced by the : warrants or bonds of said Prowers j county the issuance of which has j herein before been provided for or . such taxes actually collected may be , held by said Bent county as an in demnity fund to apply to the pay- , ment of any deficiency occasioned by the sale of the bonds or warrants of said Prowers county at less than . the face or par value thereof, as pro- i vided in the 4th section hereof. But should the amount so count- | ed be held as suah indemnity fund , interest shall bo paid thereon by , Bent county to tho county of Prow ers county at the rate of ten percent, per annum from the several times when the same would otherwise be paid to Prowers county as provided , in the 7th section hereof, and at the time it should be so paid or applied to the payment of the warrants or bonds of Prowers county as to the payment of the deficiency upop the sale of such bonds or warrants as herein before provided. Sixth. The county of Prowers shall be entitled to the taxes as pro vided in the next preceding section in proportion to the ratio which the taxable property of that portion of Bent county which is now included within the boundaries of Prowers county bears to the whole taxable property of Bent county as set forth specifically and at large in the pre amble to this resolution and agree ment. Seventh. Should the indebted ness of the county of Prowers to the county of Bent be satisfied by the payment thereof in cash or the 9ale of said bonds or warrants of the said Prowprs county at the par value there, then the proportion of taxes now delinquent to which said Prow ers county would be entitled when collected shall be paid to said Prow ers county m cash said payment to be made quarterly upon the order of the board of Co. Corn’s, of Bent Co., ] at their regular quarterly meetings. Eighth. Any and all claims which may be hereafter established against the county of Bent by judg ments or otherwise upon causes of action existing, or which might have been asserted prior to the 13th day of April, 1889 and not included with in the sum of $127,242,61 recited in the preamble hereto as being the amount of the existing indebtedness as shown by the books and acconnta of said Co., shall be paid by Prowers Co., upon demand thereof or made by Bent Co., in the same proportion and upon the same ratio according to which the present apportionment has been made. Ninth. All township plats now owned by Bent Co., for and includ ing lands situated in tho boundaries of Prowers Co„ and all ballot boxes belonging to the voting precincts situated in the boundaries of Prow ers Co., shall be turned over to and become the property of Prowers county. Mr. F. W. Burger, one ot the Com i missioners of Prowers connty offered the following amendment to the res olution offered by Mr. E. T. Colt and moved its adoption viz: Wherons the report of the Conn , ty Clerk of Bent connty as compiled from the records and books of Bent NUMBER 2. county shows that the total amount of indebtedness of Bent county on the 13th day of April, A. D., 1889 amounted to the sum of $125,282,61 and that the total resources of said county available for the purposes of discharging said indebtedness amounts to $22,705,67 after having deducted which then remains tho sum of $102,576,94 unprovided for save and except the sum of $42,868,- 62 now due on delinquent taxes for the years 1887 and 1888 and the fur ther sum of $200.00 due on judgment against Thomas Doak in favor of Bent county and the assessment roll of said county shows the whole taxa ble property of Bent county for the year 1888 amounts to $7,800,149,00 and that the taxable property' within tho boundaries of Prowers county as shown by the assessment roll of 1888 amounts to the sum of $1,393,352,00 and Whereas it appears from the said exhibits that the proportion of the whole indebtedness of Bent county which should be apportioned to and assumed by Prowers county amounts to the sum of $22,550,86 and that the proportion of the available re* sources of Sent county, for which said Prowers county should have credit amounts the sum of $4,087,02.. Therefore for the purpose of a full and complete settlement and ad justment of all matters of revenue proper to be done for and on account of tne former action of said Prowers county and also for the purpose of properly apportioning the indebted ness of said Bent county between it and Prowers county. Be it resolved by tbe Boards of County Commissioners of tbe coun ties of Bent and Pr.owers in joint ses sion assembled: First. That there is hereby ap portioned to the said county of Prow ers and that said county of Prowers does hereby assume tho sum of $lB,- 463,84 as being its due and legal pro portion and share of the indebtedness of Bent county os herein before set forth. Second. That there should bo and is hereby is allowed to the said Prowers county the sum of $4,087,02 that being its just and legal propor tion of the available resources of said Bent county for the payment of said indebtedness and tbe same shall be credited upon the said sum of $18,463,84 the proportionate share of the indebtedness assumed by Prow ers county as aforesaid. Third. That the said county of Prowers shall within ten days from the date hereof issue warrants for the balance of said indebtedness so ! assumed by it amounting to the sum of $ payable to the order of Bent oounty and drawing the le gal rate of interest from the 13th day of April, A. D., 1889. Fourth. The county of Bent shall procceed in the collection of all delinquent taxes now due the old county including those residents of Prowers county who are now delin* quent, and the proper taxes so col lected belonging to Prowers and to which it shall be entitled as hereim after next provided, shall bo applied by Bent county to the payment of the indebtedness of Prowers county to Bent county as evidenced by tho warrants the issuanoe of which has been herein before provided for. Fifth. The county of Prowers shall be entitled to the delinquent taxes to be collected as provided fop in the next preceding section in pro portion to the ratio which the taxable property of that portion of Bent oounty now included within the oonnty of Prowers, bears to the w hole taxable property as set forth specific ally and at large in tbo to this resolution. Sixth. Should the county of ; Prowers call ia the warrant* issued to Bent ppunty in payment of the in ■ debtodness as aforesaid either by 1 payment in bonds or cash, then tba ;, (Continued on S*c@ud