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**Tr.p« "f rm«"» »’% So* » •»* V. jj,ted and Improved Farms! O f.C. HENRY’S OFFER! iikassas RIVER, LAND. RESERVOIR AND CANAL |T U* 10,000 •ere* °f land lying under their canal tor nale, iaa e to thoae who will occupy and cultivate the land, aod will ten fur the firal payment of principal. The pay menu may run vufc $ per cent interest, payable annually. Price of farm* ia $5 j*fc *.iual co#l of the improvements and a full paid perpetual kadiei. The improvement* are generally 80 or 120 acres of fociog and water righu oo the baaia of $l,OOO for each 80 idoely to an annual aaaea-tucol not exceeding 15 cent* an likralt are alao built at a coat of from $4O to $6O, and In mat there arw email building*, well, corral, etc. The average bHi tract* i* $2O an acre, with water right. We mill Jea*e from ■ jtai* the foregoing land* oo the moat lieeral tenua aud will pj or teoanu may furnish it aa preferred. bi'.Terms and Conditions Cm.ll on or Address E. M. SLATER, Sup’t. LAMAR, COLORADO. Peter Matter, —‘Deader In Grain, Mill Feed, Flour and Meal, I and ling Found in a First-Class Feed and General Commission House. will sell cheap" for cash mienter's Old Stand, LAMAR. COLORADO. IOHN HESS, —SOI.E ACJKNT— —PHILIP BESTS— Hwaukee Seer, ALL BRANDS OF ucky Liquor’s and Key West Cigars. lut Main Street, - - Lamar, Colorado ESTABLISHED 1887. LAMO HOTEL, FRANCIS KELSEY. Manager. Umar, Colorado. to FIRST-CLASS SAMPLE ROOMS IN THE I CITY. ®*TABI.E HOARDERS ACCOM MODTED._gEJ I. O. LEE, HAS A KUM. LINK OF ■Qceries, * Glassware, lr dps, Notions, Etc. LAMAR, COLORADO. The Lamar Register. LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1890 GOOD TIDINGS!! For the Citizens of Lamar and the Surrounding Country- Our Firm is represented ail along the line of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa he R. R. Obtaining our Goods direct from the L£s,:n.Tafeiot-u.rers east, W hicb does away with the MIDDLE MAN’S profit, and is a saving of not less than 20 to 25 per cent to our Customers. We sell you our GOODS consisting of Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes, Notions. Furnishing and Fancy Goods. Cheaper than any other House this side o/ the MISSOURI RIVER, Thanking you for past patronage and favors shows us, RESPECTFULLY, THE KROUCH. SAMUELS, WIENER MERCANTILE CO., One Door South of the Post Office. D. C. MARKER, CONTRACTOR and BUILDER. DEALER IN Furniture, Carpets, and UNDERTAKING GOODS. IN IRONCLAD BUILDING. SOUTH MAIN STREET. BON TOIST MEAT MARKET, VAN ORSDALE & EVERETT. Headquarters for Fresh Meat of all Kind 3. All Orders fur Meat from a Distanace will Receive Prompt Attention- LAMAR, COLORADO. Livery and Feed Stable. FOR FIRST CLASS RIGS CALL AT City Livery Stable, E. W. HENKINS. Proprietor. LAMAR. COLORADO. C. C. HUDDLESTON, DEAI.ER IN H-A-PtIDW-A-RIE!, FTTAdIFS. Garden. Field and Tree Seeds. —AL!SO— Wagons, Buggiesand Farm Implements. aqbnt for. Deering Binders, Mowers, Reapers, ete. CALL AND SEE SAMPLE HINDER. Lamar - - - C olorado,; Here Is Your Chance ! ! A. H. McMaster Is Closing out a Stock of Boots etnca. Shoes -AT AND BELOW COST- A.T THU ttitt terrorise Shoe Store. IT Tf ILL PAY YOU TO SEE HIM. THE LAMAR REGISTER. Gko. B. Mkbrilt., E'litor. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT. We hear nothing these days about Ikey Stevens, of Denver. The flop of his backer and the Denver Republican to the Teller ranks has evidently left the would-like-to-be Congressman in the tureen. Calhoun is evidently afraid that we will rob him of the only job nature made him capable of tilling, blacking his boss’ boots. He can rest easy, however, as the aroma arising from those boots keeps all decent people at a distance, and leaves the job exclusively for him. Some of the Democratic papers are ad vocating an early convention and an ed ucational campaign. We thought they had enough of that in 1888, but if they did not, the Republican party will cheer full accept the increase of 5,000 which this course will add to their majority. The Democratic Legislative District Convention has been set for August23rd. Rocky Ford captured the location of the convention, and the indications are that she will also capture the nominee, but the Republican convention which meets in Lamar on September 24th will name the next member of the Legislature from this district. Chairman Quay and Speaker Reed have been working hard to keep the Re publicans of the Hon. Roger Q. Mills’ district in Texas from putting up a can didate in opposition to the gentleman, and have Anally succeeded it is said. This is very gratifying if so, for with the next Presidential campaign only two years off his retirement would be a great disaster to the Republican party. The Denver Why, a Democratic paper, says that the Democrats have never elec ted an officer in Arapahoe county or on the State ticket without the help of the Denver Republican. They might have added that it is very few they have ever elected with its help. Fortunately for the finances of the State the people seem to have an aversion to anything that is tainted with disloyalty or corruption. A revolution is in progress in the Ar gentine Republic with every prospect that the rebels will be successful. Sev eral bloody battles have been fought and the the Government forces are on the re treat and begging an armistice. It is only such a grand government by the people as Uncle Sam gives us that can withstand the shocks of rebellion. Peo ple have to have something to fight for, or they will not leave their homes in mass and rush to the support of a tot oring government. There is no need to worry about the nominees on the Republican ticket this fall. With the exception of one or two every man that has been mentioned for the ticket is a true blue Republican, and honest and efficient, and as for the two or three others they never did and never will have any show. When 613 good, representative citizens, and that is the only kind the party intends to send to the convention, get together to put up nominees, whom they know will be elec ted, they will chose none but the best. There are quite a number of Republi can candidates for the Legislature from this district. This is caused by the cer tainty that the nominee of the Republi can convention w’ill be elected. A friend ly feeling exists among the candidates and tho man who captures the prize will receive the hearty support of all the other candidates. This will make the active canvass for tho nomination very beneficial from the fact that it will in euro a large number workers at the elec tion. It is a free for all race and every body can take a hand. Senator John G. Carlisle, of Kentucky, whom most people have forgotten since he was ousted from the Speaker’s chair in the House of Representatives, is kept busy just now trying to explain to his be trayed constituents his vote against the silver bill. He has become very much worried over the situation and is writing letters to some gathering of the faithful every day. He might just as well save himself the trouble though for the elec tion bill will become a law long before his term expires and his State will then be reliably Republican. Mr. Carlisle after that will enjoy privute life as well as obscurity. Senator Vest, of Missouri, is again at work waging a war of extermination against the protected industries. It seems likely that the war will succeed in exterminating something, but it won’t be the protected industries, for as his State is built up by protection it is very likely to exterminate Mr. Vest. If he could succeed in stopping the mines and factories of Missouri he would not only destroy the magnificent cities of which she is so proud, but he would throw half of her people out of employment and make her large fields of grain a drug on the market If this affected that State alone, it would not matter much as she deserves it for sending a pair like Vest and Cockrell to the Senate. If it were not for his colleague, Mr. Vest would en joy the reputation of being the most in competent man in Congress. Declines to be a Candidate. Denver, Colo., July 30th, 1890. Capt. J. J. Lambert. Editor Chieftain , My Dear Captain: —For many years in fact ever since the Chieftain waa first published in Pueblo in 1868 you have taken occasion to always refer to me in the kindest way possible; at all times I have appreciated your kindness, but more especially during the last two years have I been deeply grateful for what you have said about me, and in my behalf; during this time I have taken what you have said as the public expression of my neighbors and friends with whom I have lived for nearly a quarter of century; neither you nor they can ever know how near to my heart have been their univer sal acts of regard and sympathy. You have seen fit, w’ithaut solicitation, to urge that I again be nominated and elected Secretary of State. It has been suggested that I be a candidate for the third time that I might be vindicated. I have tried to serve the people of this State faithfully and well, and I am not conscious of ever having done anything that requires vindication. I have not been, am not now, and will not be a can didate for any office at our next State Convention. The Republican party has been very kind and generous to me. I am devoted to ita principles and inter ests. I believe it can and will better ad minister the affairs of state than any other organization. Without doubt my candidacy would provoke an antagonism that might, at least, tend to, in some manner, injure the party; if such would prove to be the fact, then I owe it to the Republicans of the State not to embar rass my friends by being a candidate for office. I do not wish office. I want quiet and rest. I want to help others. I will not live long enough to repay the good friends that have so nobly stood by me in Colorado, but I shall ever esteem it a great pleasure to serve them in any way I can. Very truly, your friend, James Rice. Gen. Palmer's Forgetfulriess. Gen. Palmer talks about the protective tariff policy as if it were a thing of recent origin, now about to be first applied in this country. He thrusts aside all the accomplished facts which testify its ad vantages, and speaks only of what is go ing to happen in some future that he evolves from his imagination. That is his way of avoiding certain embarrassing questions of a personal character. He finds it convenient not to recollect that the platform upon which Lincoln was first elected had a protective tariff plank in it, and that the Republican party has ever since maintained said doctrine. It is not pleasant for Gen. Palmer to recall this, because he was himself a Repub lican during the years when the present protective system was being established and extended, and it then received his hearty support. There was no other man in the country who spoke more positively in favor of such a method of encouraging manufactures and enabling home labor to earn just and fair wages. The tariff duties were a great deal higher in those days than they are now, but he did not hesitate to endorse and defend them. He fought bravely in the Union army to de feat a conspiracy which was designed to promote the very theory with regard to the tariff that he is now advocating. It is no wonder, therefore, that he prefers to treat the subject as if it were an en tirely new one.— Globe-Democrat. Secretary Rice. Hon. Jamos Rice in a curd in the Chief tain of Friday announces that he will not be a candidate for Secretary of State or any other office. The renomination and election of Mr. Rico was not neces sary to his vindication from the attacks of the Denver Republican. No person in this State, who knows Mr. Rice, or who followed the malignant persecution of the Republican , believes he ever wronged the State of a penny. But a lie will travel a league while truth is put ting on its boots, and evidently realizing that his euemies would continue their unjust attacks even after he had received tho endorsement of his party, he places party harmony above his own interest, and serves notice on his friends that they must not at this time make further use of his name in connection with any office. It is tho uction of a good Republican and a man conscious of his own rectitude. If his enemies think him crushed or with out friends or following, they will discov er their error in tho future. C. F. Meek. Mr. Meek, manager of the Union Pa cific railroad liDes in Colorado, delivered an address at Glen Park last week on the railroad question, and handled it in his usuul logical and masterly way. Mr. Meek answered several pertinent ques tions that were asked him, stating frunk ly his position and the situution as viewed from a railroad standpoint. It is one secret of Mr. Meek's popularity that he meets the people frankly, and dis cusses the questions they are interested in without any air of mystery or con cealment. This oordial and frank treat ment of the Texas people has made them his fast friends and the Denver and Ft. Worth railroad a popular road with them. He believes that the prosperity of the people and the railroads are iden tical, and that there is no necessity for any antagonism between them, but that each should accord the other fair and just treatment. THE LAMAR REGISTER. The only Republican Paptr pub lished at Lamar, the County Seat of a strong Republican County, fl JO par year. HO. 8 AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT. Prof. Mushroom A. Oats, Editor. Wf desire to interest the formers of Prow ers county in this department of the paper, and request them to send in communications on ugncultural subjects and also to report the crops they raise. That Colorado will have a grand pota to crop this year is now past a reasonable doubt. The late rain came at the oppor tune moment. Alfalfa will be the saving clause in out agriculture this time over large sections of the State. Where small grain has failed alfalfa has flourished. The day is at hand when many of the irrigating ditches of the State need be piped for the better economy of water. Water is too valuable to be wasted by seepage and evaporation. Over three-fifths of the agricultural portions of the State there will be good crops of potatoes, fairly good crops of corn and an excellent crop hay. Wheat will be a little short in yield, but the output of the entire State will be larger than ever before. A farmer in Huerfano county who has two hundred acres of alfalfa had an ex cellent crop last year which he fed to sheep and cattle for mutton and beef and kept a close account with the same. His land netted him just twenty dollar* an acre. This would seem te be good enough for a man who did not expect to get rich in a minute. Mr. Frank Watrous on the State agri cultural farm near Rocky Ford has suc ceeded in growing flne potatoes —the first we believe in that section of the oountry. It had been thought that the great tu ber would never succeed in the Arkansas valley, but Mr. Watrous claims he has the secret of their success, which will be mode known in his report to the agricul tural board. In an irrigated oountry agriculture be comes a science, and the Colorado farmer of all other can employ the greatest amount of skHL The Mississippi valley farmer can only regulate the fertility of the soil and experiment in the produc tion of different species of plants. But in Colorado in addition to these things he can exercise his skill in supplying the moisture, that is making the season as it were. Thinking cattle men are confidently expecting that cattle prices will greatly improve in the near future. Said Col. Holt of the Holt live stock company: “I expect the present census report to put tne number of cattle in proportion to the humans at about seventy per cent. Should this be so then cattle prices will commence to advanoe. A surplus of beef above the needs of the consumers has been the trouble.” It takes but a moderate mathematician to determine that corn and alfalfa for pro fit should be reduced to pork or beef be fore it is disposed of. Every farmer in this country, at least, should be a feeder. There ’is but meagre profit in selling either hay or grain and drawing it away in bulk. Grind the grain and chop the hay and feed it to hogs, sheep or cattle. This has been demonstrated to be the correct way of farming. Everv farmer should, as fast as possi ble stock his farm with horses, sheep, and cattle. None but the best breeds should encouraged. While the farm is fully stocked its acres are improving. If wheat should go up in price farmers would be tempted to grow it, but they will not at present prices. We are well satisfied that the limit of soil robbing for wheat is about reached. The arid regions can extend but little for want of water to irrigate. The farm extension will in fu ture be through excellence instead of added acres. The first annual report of Secretary Rusk of the department of agriculture is at hand, and is superior to any document of the kind that has been sent out from this office for years. It excells in the clear and concise way in which are treated practical matters of vital interest to the farming portion of the oountry. _ In the words of Secretary Rusk, “The elim ination o' all scientific terms and lan quage from various reports is impossible, while at the same time it is feasible and essential that all practical conclusions arrived at, as the result of scientific ob servation or investigation, must be so expressed as to be understood by all ordinarily intelligent people of average education.” The Centennial State has alreadv be come famous for its great system of irri gating canals—the largest and most per fect in the world. It may be interesting to know that the largest ditch in Colora do and one of the largest in the universe is the Arkansas Valley, which heads at La Junta, terminating in Bifr Sandy creek north of Lamar. This immense canal distributes a water supply along a territory of 160 miles. The Bob Creek in the same valley, which is now in pro cess of construction, will when completed cover a stretch of agricultural country 118 miloa in length. Six hundred teams aro now employed on the construction. They each move on an average forty cubic yards of earth per day. We may add something that would be of interest by naming the largest ditches in Colora do. They are the Arkansas Valley, Bob Creek, La Junta and Lamar, Otero Ca nal, Cotlin, Amity, and Colorado and Kansas Highline. In discussing the advantages of farm ing by the best methods the Saguache Crescent thus refers to a model farm: “Just above Villa Grove the small but solid, compact farm of R. Briley is a con vincing proof of the profits of small hold ings. Rough and ready farming haa made its tentative efforts in the west, and tickling the earth with a hoe, ex pects it it to laugh with a perennial har vest. Now the exhausted soil refuses to respond to such nmature blandishments, and it is becoming more and more a matter of necessity to return to the land the constituents withdrawn from it by the constant rotation of the same crop. There are two accepted methods. Manure the land or let it lie fallow. Fallow land encourages weeds; fallow land gives no return; fallow land pays no taxes. Ma nured land is productive and profitable. The days of the patriarchs are past and the agricultural legislation of Moses ia an anachronism. Make use of every acre you own. If you cannot make use of it give it to some one who can. Better an acre of onions and a profit therwith than twenty acres of hay land principally fan tail.— Field and Farm.