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THE LAMAR REGISTER.
VOLUME IV. Tt'e ure here with our usual large stock. STOVES. Ry the Thousand, Light and Heavy Wasrsns, Farm and Freight Wa?ons, Onsn and Top Bugsies. Carts. F ows cf all kinds. Harrows. Farm Machinery, Windmills. Wooden and Iron Fumps. No such stock io south-east Colorado as you will F’in.d in tlris Store A LARGE AND ASF^R^M EI^'1 ’ OF ATT Kinds ot Garden and Field Seeds. C3-R.OCER.XEiS BV THE GU LOUDB ,A_t Prices Ttiat Paralize all Competition. Jgdxelf I pcauvj gawtxxKxve, Builders Material A Specialty. M. L. Swift & Co. Srwt. - ~ LAMAR. COLORADO. LA WAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 1890. I* ip;i Bill Arp writes to the Home an<l Farm: “The boys haven’t come jet. They wrote that they would come as soon as their bosses had had their Christum*. One came, but he 1 lives in Atlanta, and we see hiiu pret- 1 ty often, so there wasn’t much fuss ' j made over him. There is one in New \<>*k arid one in Cincinnati, and we 1 are looking for them everv day. 'Two ' big fat turkeys are in the coon and 1 there is a b.g fat fruit cake hjd out ( somewhere The A'lanta bov got ' Bonu —his mother cut it for him. She gave me a slice about as thick as a ’ knife blade, and said a little of it I went a loner ways That seems to 1 jhe a peculiarity übout fruit cake ( That excites my curiosity—if a little ( goes a long ways, I want to know ; how far a big chunk of it will go— ' and I’m going to find oat some of 1 these days. Every good thing see ins * r<> be kept for these hoys; I’m of no ’ cosequenre compared with them. I “Has a man got to get off and stay 1 a long time before he can get a piece 1 of veal in his own house? Is no fat- I ; ted calf to be killed for me? Am I 1 ! too old to appreciate turkey and fruit l cake and ovtU-r pic? One of the ( boys seni hi- mother a barrel of ap -1 pl< s, and she declares they are the * he*t apples in the world: can’t buy ’ ! any such here in Cartersville, Gi. I’ll 1 j fool her some of these days. I’ll get some country butter and pack it in a * can, and let it from the express office ; « ith a New York mark on it, just to : see her take a fii over it. “Can’t ge* 1 such butter as this in this market. 1 Victor knows w hat good butler is.” 1 I’ll bet she will sav that. Her boys ' arc better than kings or princes. A 1 lady called on her the other day am! < a-k-d h r where that handsome son 1 was living now. “I don’t know ■ I which one you mean,” said she. *T have six sons, and they are all hand i some.” Well, that’s all right, and i according to nature. If a mother i ! not proud i*f her children she is to : t*e pitied, indeed. They are her ! hope, her life, her joy and her sor , row. The sands of Northern Africa have j buried whole countries of once fruit ; lands. How these sands are driven | .long in their progress appears from Mr. Felkin’s accouut of his passage ! up the Nile: Between Berber and Khartoum we experienced one of the terrible desert sand-storms. Hearing a great con fusion and noise on deck, wo rao up to see what was the matter, and found that the crew were making the steamer fast to the hank as quickly as possible. We asked the reason for another stoppage, and were told that a sand-storm was coming. On looking to the north we saw on the horizon a thin roll of sand, which soon grew larger and larger, until the whole extent of the northern heavens became dark with sand. A deep yellow hue covered everything, only in the centre of the sky the clouds were broken, and a little blue wa« visible. In less than half an hour tbe storm was over us, enveloping us on all ►ides, but just over the riyer there was a slight break. The storm, lasting seven minutes, passed over us with a ternffic roar, after which came an awful gust of wind, followed by a torrent of rain, which continued with unabated vio lence for an hour. The cool atmos l phere afterward was most refresh i mg.—Youth’s Companion. It snows and blows and slings j your no**e —makes all creation shiver, it bites your toes, increases your woes and freezes up the river. The frost * nips all both great and small, dismal, j dreary winter. It freezes type, and bursts the pipe and vexes sore the printer. To let her roll—we mean ' the coal —it takes the cash in winter; now please be kiud, and make up mind, and settle with the printer.— ; Littleton Gazette. Thu big reservoir now being built in Lake Gulch in Douglas county to hold the waters of Cherry creek is . fast neaiing completion. Between seventy-five and a hundred and fifty men are daily employed upon it. The bedding of ’his reservoir was a Den ver enterprise that will when cu>rud to completion redound in millions of , benefit to the country its waters will , irrigate. Wo ate indebted to the Castle Rock Journal for the follow ing facts and figures pertaining to it: “The reservoir will be about a mile wide, and perhaps a mile and a half long and seventy fed deep at the deepest point, ami will Contain ae cording to the bent estimates 1.875. 000,000 gallons of water when lull To hold this immense body of water a dam is being constructed of solid masonry 610 feet long. 80 feet thick on the bottom near h middle, be ing thinner at e v h end, and 70 feet high at the highest point. It is im possible to comprehend the vastness of the worK without a visit to the place, but some idea may be drawn from the fact that over 2.5 t 0,000 pounds of cement will be used in the construction. “There lias been a feeling among the people that it wa- not safe to hold *o large a body of water bv artificial means, but an inspection of the work will convince any one that, as Cap tain Ballard, the efficient contractor and overseer of the work says, they are not preparing /or a repetation of the Johustown disaster. It is esti mated that this dam will contain nearly ten times the strength neces sary to resist the pressure which that amount of water would bring upon it, but the company feel that it is better to be entirrly safe than sorry.” —Field and Farm The Farmer a Skilled Laborer: A writer in the January Forum thus discusses the subject of skill and in telligcnce on tin- farm: “Viewed from the loftv standpoint of the New York hod-carriers’ union, considered from the hail of the Philadelphia billposters protective association, the prarie farmer is simply a clodhopper. He is a man who decides to have corn, wheat and potatoes, instead of wild grass, glow on a certain piece of land and plant the seed that will produce them. In point of fact, more knowledge and skill are requisite for prosecuting his craft than that of any city artisan. It requires more skill to handle a plow than a trowel. It is more difficult to manage a reaoing machine than a machine that turn out brick. Greater knowledge s needed to sow’ grain than to move switches ir. a yard. Mach more in formation. experience aud skill are needed to raise tobacco plants, to cultivate them and properly cure the leaves than to make into cigars. Lav ing drain tile is a more difficult art than laying brick. To properly re move the fleece from a sheep de mands as great dexterity as to shave the beard from the face. The suc cessful farmer is necessarily a skilled laborer. He is master, not of trade, but of many, aud a long time is re quired to learn each of them. lie is also a merchant, and to be prosper ous he most be a judge of the qual ity of many things and know how to buv and sell them to the best advan tage.” A member of Congress, who is ont , some hundreds of dollars through Silcott’s little irregularity, explains the failure of the reimbursing bill to i pass in this way: “We all wanted , our money and wanted the thing to 1 pass, hut we wanted some other fel ; low to vote for it who would not be . afraid to face his constituents* with I such a vote.” But there were not i onough of the disinterested to come i up to the support of the unfortunates ; to give them their money back. This ) is but another illustration of how lit - tie consideration and generosity there is in the world.—Denver Tiroes. All through the summer of 1803 the hospital*, at Canton, Miss , were i crowded with sick and wounded roI j diers, and the ladieß visited them I dailv carrying with them delicacies t of everv kind, and did all they could | to eheer and comfort the suffering. 1 On one occasion a prettv miss of | sixteen was distributing flowers and i speaking gentle words of encourage- i ment to those around her, wher she overheard a soluici exclaim, “O, my Lord!” . Stepping to his bedside to rebuke him for his ptofanity, she remarked: •‘Didn’t.l hear you call upon the ' name of the Lord? lam one of bis 1 daughters. Is there anything I can ask him for you?” Looking up into her bright, sweet : face he replied: “I don’t know but there is.” “Well,” «aid she, “what is it?” Raiding his eyes to hers and ex tending his hand, he Raid, “Please ask him to make me his son-in-law.” ' Exchange. Our readers are reminded that m 1 this state us well as most other states experiment stations are established under the patronage of the general ] government which are required to i isssue bulletins quarterly eontainang the results of their experiments in the various branches of farming. These bulletins will be supplied per iodically to our readers upon appli cation to the Agricultural college at F<»rt Collins, where ho data is gath ered from the two or three experi mental farms in this state. The in formation gathered there is for the benefit of the people, and is valuable, and the people should freely avail themselves of it. It costs nothing —Pueblo Review. The young man who shot the voung woman on Thursday morning near The Graphic oflire is the coward who is always to be feared more than the tierce temper and bold daring of thr man of true courage. The courts should not delay with such cowardly wreichrs. Justice cannot be too hasty in meeting out its vengeance on them. It is a pity the murderer whs not caught at the time the crime was perpetrated, and the blood of his victim avenged on the spot.— Denver Graphic. This .morning early Mr. Perry Duncan was found lavin along the railroad track east of the depot and opposite his residence. His head was badly bruised and his shoulder mashed. He has not recovered con sciousness vet. It is supposed that he attempted to jump off the train before it stopped and fell striking his head on the ties. lie is in a very critical condition.—Granada Expo nent. It was a strange sight last Monday to see each pupil as he trudged along to school, carrying a chair with him. It is given out that the school board has countermanded the old order for school furniture, and have entered into negotiations with a new firm. It is to be hoped this is true, and that at some very indefinite time in the remote future desks will be pro vided.—Springfield Herald. Harry Pettee one of ihe newly elected commissioners of Prowers county was chosen chairman at the organization of the new board. This | honor was rightfully due Mr. J. D. Martin who was the senior commis sioner hut the other two commission ers being democrats the claim estab lished by usage was entirely ignored. —Las Animas Leader. The agricultural boom that the Great Arkansas Valley will experi ence in the spring, will surprise the 1 older sections of the state. The 1 farmers are comiug from everywhere —coming to the most fertile and ' productive land under the sun. Rocky Ford Watermelon NUMBER 34. We inspected an apple orchard, near Whitewater (this county) last fall. The trees were from three to five year* old. About thirty-five trees of the Ben Davis variety were heavily laden with the finest, apples we ever saw, the trees averaging from five to ten bushels. And we saw just one apple that was blem isbed.—Grand Junction News. The U. P. road will establish an experimental statiou near Cheyenne Wells in the sprint?, the object of vhicb is to demonstrate that crops can be produced in this soil and cli mate. Five seel ions of their laud will be plowed and put in wheat. A steam plow will be put in operation next m*nth.-Cheyenne Well* Republican. Here is one the Springfield Herald seta off on their sheriff the first time heopened court: —“Hear ye! hearyej the honorable District court of Baca county is now a settin, she’s a siltia, she’s a sitten.” He wai informed that this was the Count v court, which correction he acknowledgd grace* fully. The controversy between Col. Sta pleton and Mr. Att’y.-Gen. Jones, no matter how it terminates, will estab lish nothing. The people believe Mr. Secretary Rice is honest whether the Republican fears to admit it or not, —Denver Graphic Twelve young ladies of Blue Hill, Neb., belong to a society whose members stand pledged not to ke«-p company with or receive attention* from any young man who “rushes the growler.”—Pueblo Merry World. Mysterious item in Fort Garland Republican*—Ha boarded the train at Alamosa’ she at Garland, headed for Denver. Mrs. Morrison is bavitig a serious time with the'‘grip,” notwithstand ing the onion remedy.—Fort Garland Republican. Banana Line. Free reclining cliair-cars are run via “Santa Fe Route” between Den ver, Colorado Springe, Pueblo, To peka, Kansas City, Ft. Madison, Galesburg and Chicago. Two trains daily between all eastern and west ern points. Fast line to San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Pullman Tourist Cars for all Califor-. nia points. Shore l«me to City of Mexico. Round trip tickets on sale at reduced rates to all principle Tex as, Pacific and Gulf Coast points, al so City of Mexico. Direct line to the celebrated Las Vegas Hot Springs New Mexico. Colorado Headquarters for this popular line 1700 Lawrence St. Den ver, Colo. California Excursions. Are you going to California? If no, read the following, and find out how much it will cost yon, at d what you can get for vour money: The SANTA FE ROUTE runs weekly excursions (every Friday) from Kansas City aud points west to San Francisco. Lon Angeles, San Diago and other Pacific Coast points. The ticket rates are the regular sec- I ond-elass rates —$35 —from the Mis souri River to principal California points. Pullman Tourist Sleeping- Cars are furnished. These cars run through, without change, from Kan ■ san City to destination. The charge i for berths is remarkably low, being . $3.00 for a double berth f*orn Kan , saw City to California. The Pullman . Company furnish mattresses, bed . ding, curtains and all sleeping-car ae . cessoriea, including the services of a . porter, with each car. The parties . are personally conducted by experK enced excursion managers, who give every attention to passengers, msur » ing their comfort and convenience. - For more complete information re s gardiug these excursions, rates »iek 9 eta, sleepii.g-car accommodations, b dates, etc., addiess i Gao T. Nxcholsow. G P. A T A s A., T. A S. F. R R. Kunt,