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THE LAMAR REGISTER.
VOLUME IV. TTs are here with our usual huge stock. STOVES. Ry the Thousand, j Light and Heavy Wagons, Farm and Freight Wacrons, Ocsn and Tap Bugzies. Read Carts. Plows of all kinds, Harrows, Farm Machinery, Windmills. Wooden and Iron Pumps. No such stock io south-east Colorado, as you will IF’in.d in tlxis Store . A LARGE AND COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF ALL Kinds ot Garden and Field Seeds. aROCBRIES —BY THE g&e m&m _A.t Prices Tiiat Paralize all Competition. jghclf I penny garttwane, Builders Material A Specialty. M. L. Swift & Co. sfaHi Srsat, * r LAMAR. COLORADO, LAMAR, COLOItADO, SATUHDAY, FEB. 8, 1890. | On last Sunday evening the Herald man boarded the Missouri Pacific southbound for Pueblo. The Monu ment wreck was passed with twelve ; or thirteen different kinds of ehud 1 ders and Pueblo, which has just be i «'oine the watchword of progress, was . reached without an accident or a “ingle drink. We, that is myself and two varieties of “grip,” changed cars ; f r «‘in the D.ivid ai d Rio Grande to the great Santa Fe route, whose iiarae was recently written on the 1 scroll of fame and the lamb's book ; life, by Nellie Bly and the New ; \ ork World. As we whirled down ! ihe beautiful Arkane u* at the rate of forty miles an hour visions of Nellie’s Hying train flitted like phantoms across our mind. We caught a | glimpse of her blue eyes and brown : ringlets and a waft of rose jaice aud some other perfumery, and in a j thoughtless moment uttered audibly : through the smoke and half aloud, “Dear little Nellie!” The cruel gig | gle of a fellow passenger broke the reverie. I thought of wife and eight orphan children and longed to lay my head in the dust or a gunny sack. We whirled on through La Junta. | thnew county seat of Otero county, and Rocky Ford,the traditional home of watermelons and R. C. Hrrrick, ! the anecdote manufacturer for the Enterprise. Las Animas was passed and we reached Lamar in the middle of the night, a stranger in a strange ! land. I sought and found hospital ity at the Alamo ami after repeating my little “Now I lay me down to sleep” in a guttural tone I shut ray eyes and tussled with the grip aud several night mares till the breakfast bugle rang its loud and gay tra-la. After replenishing the inner editor I wended my solemeholy footsteps to the home of Hon. C. D. Ford, regis ter U. S. land office at that place, the whole hearted hospitality of whom and bis family I enjoyed the rest of the day. The new receiver, Mr. Good.de, t« an old Madison county. I'»wa auditor, having at one lime for his deputy an old school mate of the writer’s, Mr. J. A. Sanford, who is now on his way to the new Jerusalum and eternal glory as telegraph editor of the Chicago News. Our old Mon j ument friend, Perry M. Keen, is con- 1 test clerk in the office and Miss Etta Ford also occudics a position as clerk. With such a torce the settlers of the Lamar district are assured of fair treatment and the government may be congratulated upon securing the services of such careful, painstaking and honest officials. Mr. Keen kind ly strolled me, I think that is what they call it, over town and pointed out churches and school houses and handsome dwellings where but few years ago the sage brush bloomed in the beautiful sunlight and the jack son rabbit twittered his morning matin. My short, sharp and decisive visit with brother Davis of the Register, was enjoyed by both of us, or at least it was a source of much comfort to me aud Mr. Davis said he was glad ; I called, and editors never lie. Mr. ! Lee, the newly appointed postmaster, ; is also an old Madison county, Iowa I boy, a staunch republican, and he will undoubtedly get to heaven if he j keeps on in the narrow and kinkless ; towpath upon which he is now jour 1 n eying. | Evidently Lamar and the Arkansas valley has a wonderful future before j it, and we know no place on earth, ' excepting the Divide, so inviting to ! homeseekers, and it was with some ! reluctance that I left it and returned i to the bosom of my family and Ed. Hall and J. E. Campbell and two or I three hundred good friends on the 1 far famed Divide.—Palmer Lake Herald. , Commereial men aro authority for the statement that the outlook for southern Colorado during the com ing year has never been so promising, i —Pueblo Merry World. Houston, Tex., Jan. 15.—1 want to make a few remarks upon a subject I have never seen discussed in anv newspaper. To-night, not having anything to do, like all other com mercial travelers, I felt liko doing something to keep me out of develtry. One week ago I commenced to keep a memoranda of the lies I told, so that I could strike a daily average. I ain not a mean liar, one who would fell a lie on any person to do them any injury, but I have the misfortune of tolling and saying things that are not pure, virtuous truths. For an instance or so, I will say that my lies are like these: Standing in a crowd I was asked what my diamond stud cost and I said, Oh only a $125 when it really cost but $55. Another young t>lood was bo moaning his salary and said ho be d— if he wasn’t going to have more than $2,000 a year after January 1 1890 or quit. One of the boys asked hun if he was getting $2,000 a year and he said yes. Feeling about 4£ inches taller than this young fellow, I casu ally remarked that I had not traveled for less than $2,400 a year since I was 20 years old when the fact of the business is I never did get over SI,BOO a year ic my life. Another fellow, a few days later, asked me, “where did you get that suit?” I bad ou a nice cheviot suit, and I knew it fitted me snugly, and I carelessly replied, “my boss gave it to me Christmas,” while the truth ot the matter was I bought it ready-made on credit for S2O; I also told him that it only cost s7s—a mere trifle. If there it one thing a “drummer” will lie about, it is his sales. I catch myself lying about my aftnuai sales very often. Now I am not a pro fessional liar, and I try to stick to the truth always, but, no, I can’t do it, and I believe it is a part of human nature to lie. I believe there was an ancient author who wrote up his shirt sleeves something about “all men ar** j liars,” and I am forced to believe he ' was right. Now about the average: The first day I had 57 marks, each matk a lie. The next day scored 42 marks, j The third day found 24 marks. I The fourth day I counted 92 marks The fifth day numbered 86 marks. The sixth day was Saturday, and being among a lot of good customers in the day and lot of good, congenial spirits at night I scored 102. Sunday I was on my good behavior and I only scored 35. Thus you see I told in seven davs, not counting a few I forgot to mark down, 438 lies, j *in average of 62 4-7 lies per day, or 22,776 lies m one year. Is this not appalling for an honest,truthful man? i If such a man will unconsciously lie, J 22,776 times in one year, what will a pronounced sportsman do? Life is too short to contemplate. C. 11. B. —St. Louis Republic. The telegraph to-day brings an ac count of a horrible fatality at Wash ington that will cause profound sor row throughout the nation. The residence of Secretary Tracy burned to the ground last night and the wife and daughter of the Secre tary of the Navy perished in the flames. Secretary Tracy was rescued in an unconscious condition, in which he remained for a long time. At this writing the Secretary has not been made aware of the awful fate of his beloved wife and lovely daughter. His condition is such that the news might produce serious re sults. The calamity is an appalling one, and will call forth universal sym pathy for Secretary Tracy.—Denver Times, Feb. 3rd. A great many are preparing to plant their tree claims this spring. The soil is in fine condition for this I work and no doubt thousands ot trees will be set out this season.—Spring field Herald. Washington, Feb. 3 —Mr*. Col onel Coppinger, Secretary Blaine's eldest daughter, died at her father’s residence here yesterday morning. Iler death was caused by conges tion of the brain, induced by la grippe. All the immediate members of the family were present at the last mo ment, Colonel Coppinger having ar rived from the west on Saturday. This is the fourth death in the family of Secretary Blaine within the past thirty-five days and is the socond ot his children to die within that time from illness brought on by la grippe. The President, members of the Cabinet and many other friends call ed during the day to express sym pathy. The funeral will probably take place Tuesday from St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, and Father Sher man, son of General Sherman, is ex pected to conduct the services. Mrs. Coppinger was 30 years of age and was married about seven years ago. The various ditch companies are gathering their evidence to take be fore the Referee on the ninth of next month that will a«>ist them in the establishment of the priority of wa ter right for their respective ditches. This inq ury has nothing to do with individual water users further than they will be indirectly affected by the classification of the ditch or ditches from which they use water. There are four ditches in this imme diate locality which will be affected by the decree of the District Court, they are the Jones ditch, the River side, the Henry and the Town ditch. The Town ditch considering the date of its construction will no doubt be granted a priority over the others. When the mattor is adjudicated, it ever after settles the rights of all ditches named above to appropriate water from the Arkansas River in a tune ol a scarcity of water, which rights will be clearly defined and un derstood in the decreo.—Las Animas Leader. The wild turkey still haunts the mountains but they are only a small remnant of their former greatness. Hundreds are shot in Texas Pan handle and reach our market. The prairie and mountain grouse are still seen in our markets. Quail come from California, Kansas, Texas and Indian Tciritory, and sell for twenlv five cents each. Dressed poultry commands twelve and one-half cents per pound. Three-fourths of the poultry supply of the state, and a much larger share of that which snp i plies the Denver market is shippod in j from Nebraska and Kansas. Fowls never die of gaps in Colorado. All classes of poultry are healthful. Peo ple willing to produce this staple lux ury will find a daily volume of gold flowiug out of our city. This may be claimed by any who will become producers in the line named.—Field and Farm. Ex-Gov. Eaton was in the oity last Tuesday, having inspected the route of the proposed high-line or Colt ditoh. We are reliably informed that this ditch will bo speedily con. structed. Those, who desire to locate land under it had better not delay, as some of the best land under the sun lies along its route. —La Junta Tribune. It is well for the virtuous to teach virtue; but the man who rubs off his vest buttons against saloon bars at other men’s expense is not the man to lead the Sunday crusade.—Denver Graphic. Now the husband, still a lovor. And his wife, so true and tried, O'er the dying Are hover, Listening to the wind outside. And with 9mlle and cheering laugh, he Calls her “idol of his soul,” Till he makos her, through hls‘‘ta£fy.” Bring another hod of seal. NUMBER 35. Speaker Reed seems to be the right man in the right place. Democratic bulldozer* from the South and their dough face friend* from the North can neither coax nor frighten him from the path of duty. He may uot be a great stickler for mnaty preced ent, but the common sense of the country will applaud his determina tion to compel an obstructive minor ity to permit the proper transaction of business in the Houro. When the couutry elected a Republican House it evidently intended that the Repub licans should frame the legislation of that body, and Speaker Reed pro poses to see that that intention is faithfully executed.—Denver Repub lican. Mrs. Bristol will open a free read ing room, commencing to-morrow, where will be tonnd the daily papers and the be*t and most popular maga zines. This philanthropic move upon the part of Mrs. Bristol is a very commendable one, and should meet the co-operation and support of every citizen. The room will be open from 2 p. nr, until 9 o’clock in the evening, and all are most cordially invited to call and make themselves at home. The room will be run one month on trial, and if it proves successful, will be continued.—Rocky Ford Water melon. Oh, whistle, daughter, whistle, And you shall have a cow; I never whistled in my life, And I can't whistle now. Oh, whistle, daughter, whistle. And you shull have a man; I never whistled In my life, Rut I’ll whistle if I can. There is an effort to consolidate the three republican papers here, and only attempt to support one while times are so close. The movement is a good one, sensible and proper, but we fear it cannot materialize.— Garden City, (Kans.) Democrat. Ba.na.na. Line. Free reclining chair-cars are run via “Santa Fe Route” between Den ver, Colorado Springs, 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 Line 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. Oexlifornis. Kxoursiona. Are you going to California? If so, read the following, and find out how much it will cost you, and what you can get for your money: The SANTA FE ROUTE runs weekly excursions (every Friday) from Kansas City and points west to San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diago and other Pacific Coast points. The ticket rates are the regular sec ond-class rates —$35—from the Mis souri River to principal Calitornia points. Pullman Tourist Sleeping- Cars are furnished. These ears run through, without change, from Kan sas City to destination. The charge for berths is remarkably low, being #3.00 for a double berth from Kan sas City to California. The Pullman Company furnish mattresses, bed ding, curtains and all sleepiug-car ac cessories, including the services of a Dorter, with each car. The parties are personally conducted by experi enced excursion managers, who give every attention to passengers, insur ing their comfort and convenience. For more complete information re garding these excursions, rates tick ets, sleeping-car accommodations, dates, etc., address Gko T. Ntciiolsow, G. P. Jb T. A. A.. T. & S. F. R. R. TojkJca, KanoM)