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r»p~ of Proworo P* „ wM MiabltalMd ob »*»■ »owl«tho -*£.«oMb«arn». »IJO pTv. honey to loan l)n Farms I and Ranches I tinder tile Canals of Bs Lamar Land & Canal Co. I The 0. E. Gooper Loan and Abstract Company, I LAMAR. COLORADO. Kistit door to U. S. Land Office. [JOHN HESS, I SOI K AGKHT— I --PHILIP BESTS— llil'wa/u.lcee Beer*, I ALL KRANUe or ■ntucky Liquors and Key West Cigars. I lilt Halo Street. - - Lamar, Colorado. Bar. ESTABLISHED ISB7. ALAMO HOTEL, I A. C. SWIFT. Manager. I Lamar, Colorado. IE ONLY FIRST-CLASS SAMPLE ROOMS IN THE I CITY. I OTTABLB BOARDERS ACCOM MODTBD._^I I C. M. LEE, I HAS A FULL LINK OF groceries, Glueensware, Glassware, -amps, Notions, Etc. LAMAR, COLORADO. X. IX. TwIYTEIERS, Pharmacist - eps a Large line of Drues, Paints, Oils, Glass. Sta tioner? and Ciears, IK TM PostrOffl-O© Bu.ildi2h.g b* c Lamar. Colo Side Mai it Stbbbt, The Lamar Register. LAMAR, COLORADO. SATURDAY, APBIL 11, 1891. 33. T. I_i©© Sc IB i*o., Loa zi Hr o k ers, Lamar, Colorado- Will Loan Money on Bliort time witli'good security. Will Buy City and County Warrants and Certificates of Indebtedness. Give them a Call. D. E. Cooper & Co, Land Attorney, Pension Claims, Loans and Insurance. Will Practice Before U. S. Land Office and Prosecute PENSION CLAIMS ROOM ONE O. S. LAND OFFICE BLOCK. Tstllc is ClxeEVp, BUT FACTS ARE FACTS! It is a fact, that we are giving away a VALUABLE BOOK. It contains 441 pages, is tilled with thoroughly tested practical re cipes by the latest and l>est authority. Come at once, everybody in town and out of town, and get a card telling all about it. It will be a comfort to your wife and save you many a dollar. New goods opened to-day. Fine Toilet Soap added to stock. Yours Truly, IDeolki©!' & Co, C. C. HUDDLESTON, DEALER IX H-A.PtdD'W"_A-2R.E!, FTTIMIIPS. Garden. Field and Tree Seeds. —ALSO— Wagons, Buggies and Farm Implements. AOENTFOR Deering Binders, Mowers, Reapers, etc., CALL AND SEE SAMPLE BINDER. Lamar - - - Colorado, D. C. MARKER, CONTRACTOR mod BUILDER. DEALER IN Furniture, Carpets, and UNDERTAKING- GOODS. IN IRONCLAD BUILDING, SOUTH MAIN STREET. BON TOTST MEAT MARKET, VAX ORSDALE & EVERETT. Headquarters for Fresh Meat of all Kinds. All Order, for Meat from a Dutanace will Receive Prompt Attention. LAMAR, COLORADO. R R Bbown W. G. Got-un, K. F. Skebekgek, B. B. Chief. A.’t (. ashler. THHJ MERCHANTS’ STATE BANK, OF LAMAR, Lamar. Colorado- DIRBOTORB; B. B. BROWN, A. H. HKBER. O. G. HESS, A. J. HOISINGTON, C. V. DECKER. Also Colorado Office for the AMERICAN MORTGAGE TRUST COMPANY. Money to loan on Farm and City Property at Lowest Rates. B. B. BROWN, Manager. THE LAMAR REGISTER. , Thi Cicial Pape? of Frozen Couatj. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT. The ‘combine’ in the Legislature suc ceeded in carrying out their great re form anti-corporation act of defeating all railroad and irrigation legislation. The “nomadic” newspaper plant is again located in Lamar, it has now be come somewhat “nomadic” in politics, a fault from which it was free before. Prowers, Kiowa and Baca counties will hereafter send up a Republican member of the lower house of the Legislature, and he won’t be of the ‘combine’ variety either, you can wager. After a hard tight the ‘combine’ suc ceeded in passing an appropriation to pay their hirelings for murdering Chief Hawley. This was the crowning piece of infamy of the session. The printers divided the honors very evenly on Tuesday. Billy Milburn was defeated for Mayor of Denver, but Joe T. Lawless was elected member of the board of trustees of Lamar. The Millington trial is rapidly drawing to an end, but the paving war is about to be revived in Denver, and the dailies will therefore still be able to obtain a supply of mud to fill their sheets. The antics of Mahoney in the Legisla ture have turned a Democratic majority of nearly 2,500 in Leadville last fall, in to a Republican majority of nearly 1,000 this spring. This is the only good result ing from his labors. The Springfield Herald comes out this week as a Democratic newspaper, Jas. E. Church retires and L. A. Wikoff assumes control. Mr. Wikoff was for four years editor of the Chico at Minne apolis in Baca county. The London Economist says that the “Marquis di Rudini and the Italian gov ernment are in a cul de sac.” We are not very well acquainted with the for eign languages, but presume that the above is the Italian for “holding the bag.” The election of Hempstead Washburne, the Republican candidate for Mayor of Chicago, was a knock-out blow for the Democratic gang in that city, as well as one more victory for the celebrated Washburue family which never knew defeat. The Rural and Republican Re-appor tionment bill has finally passed both branches of the Assembly, and only needs the Governor’s signature to make it a law. We might also add that it is by far the beet law passed by the Eighth General Assembly. So long as the voters continue to elect men. who are too ignorant to make suc cessful country justices of the poace, to the Legislature simply because they have never been in politics and are there fore supposed to be uncorrupted; just so long will such farces as the late Leg islature exist. Tho Assembly this week appointed a committee to wait upon the Governor and soe if he knew of any good reason why they should not adjourn. Our wor thy Governor knew of no valid excuse for its ever having existed at all, much less attempting to continue its unnat ural existence. Senator Edmunds, of Vermont, who has for many years been one of tho lend ing statesmen of the Senate and tho country, has tondered his resignation to the Governor and will retire to private life. He has been a prominent Republi can sinco the organization of the party, and his retirement will be a great loss to the party. The disgraceful scenos enacted in tho lower branch of the Assembly last Sun day afternoon when the session was turned into a bum picnic, in which ink- Btands an»l waste-baskets wero thrown all over the room by drunken reformers, was a fitting termination of the disgrace ful career of that mugwump-combine-re form body. Little that is honorable can bo expect ed from men too depraved to observo tho first principals of party honor. The men who wore eloctod as Republicans and by Republicans to the Legislature, and then turned the organization over to the Dem ocratic minority, could not be expected to bo actuated by honest motives in any subsequent actions. Governor David Ben net Hill, of New York, has written a letter to a friend for publication, in which he declares that he is and always has boon in favor of re taining the protective features of our tariflf system, and that any man who doe 3 not favor this is not n good Democrat. He is evidently endeavoring to read Gro ver Cleveland out of the party. The Denver Republican has again suc ceeded in defeating the ticket nominated by the party to which it alleges it be longs, and turned the oity of Denver over to the Democrats. As a political abor tion it has no peer in the country, and it is dollars to cents that before two months have past it will be abusing Mr. Rogers as much as it has Mr. Milburn. In the recent municipal election in Denver, the Republican and News were cheek by jowl. The influence that brought these two papers, usually so far apart, together wua the mutual desire for “reform.” Ono of the most quiet, but at the same influential members of the upper house was Senator Bailey of this district. A man of positive character and a stalwart Republican, he has been at all times alive and active in the interests of his constituency and his party. The last Senatorial tight is now on. It is in Florida, and the Alliance is cutting quite a large figure in the race. They are after Senator Call’s scalp, and we hope they will get it. It is wonderful how that organization increases in our estimation, when they quit fighting us and commence making trouble for the other fellows. Just before the adjournment Congress passed an Indian Depredation law that will probably put #>0,000,000 in circula tion. This law practically removes all restrictions and limitations, and every settler or his heirs can now get pay in full for all losses occasioned by Indians. Henry N. Copp, the well-known lawyer of Washington, D. C., will send free of cost a copy of this law to all who will ap ply to him for the same. It is now claimed that through the ommission to make provision for the county of Phillips, the re-apportionment bill will be void. This is already hailed with delight by the Denver Republican , the paper claiming that Arapahoe coun ty does not get as much as she is entitled to. She would get as much as the bal ance of the State wants her to have, however, and it is to be hoped the error is not fatal, and that Governor Routt will sign the bill. Since the excitement has subsided somewhat, the New Orleans grand jury has commenced an investigation of the killing of prisoners in that city. They have gone about it in a calm and delib erate manner that will teach the Italian governmenment that they can neither hurry or bull-doze the American officials. There will probably never be anything done as it is manifestly impossible to punish a whole city, but it is easier to in vestigate than to fight, especially when the other fellows have the biggest navy. Fasinations of the Senate. The news of the resignation of Senator Edmunds will serve to remind students of political history that instances of this sort are rare in our annals. It is true, of course, that voluntary retirements from the Senate are not altogether un common. Many men like Webster Chase, Sherman and Blaine have loft that body to take Cabinet posts, and a few others to accept the Governorship of their States. Conkling and Platt stopped down with the confident hope of obtain a vindication for their course by a prompt and triumphant re-election. With Mr. Edmunds, however, retire ment involves official effacement. He voluntarily surrenders his seat when two years of his term are yet to run, and sinks into private life when re-election was certain if he choose to accept it. And this, too, while in the prime of physical and mental vigor, and at an nge when exalted public station generally has a powerful fascination over its in cumbents. Clay resigned from the Sen ate n year or two before his nomination for the Presidency in 1844, on the plea that public office had lost its attraction for him, but most of his enemies and many of his friends said at the time that his retirement was due to a desiro to be in a better position to maneuver for the capture of the Presidential candidacy. Nothing of this sort is within the thoughts or expectations of Mr. Ed munds.— Globe-Democrat. Silver at Home and Abroad. Among the arguments against the free coinage of silver was the statement that tho immodiato effect would be to drive gold from circulation, and cause at first a contraction of the currency. Gold no longer used ns money in tho United States would eventually find its way to tho countries maintaining the gold standard, which are always endeavoring to increase their gold reserves for tho purpose of maintaining that standard. In reply to this it was assumed that tho way in which foreign gold-standard countries would obtain gold from the United States would bo by exchanging silver for it, and it was claimed that there was no foreign nation which had any siKer it could afford to exchange for gold at tho rate fixed by the free coinage law, viz: 371.25 grains of puro silver for 23.22 grains of pure gold. France has boon selocto las an oxample. The only silver France has, it is said, consists in her five-franc pieces, which are a legal tender, at tho rate which causes 359.91 grains of pure silver to bo the equivalent in Franco of 23.22 grains of gold. Con sequently these coins would not be ex ported to the United States, where 371.25 grains of pure silver or 11.34 grains more than has to be given in France for 23.22 grains of pure gold. In other words, the proposed free-coinage law would place a valuation on silver as compared with gold 3 per cent, less than is put upon the silver in the five-franc pieces by the legal tender laws of France.— Rhodes' Journal of Banking, THE LAMAR REGISTER. The only Republican Paper pub lished at Tamar, the County Seat of a strong Republican County. 9iJW per year. NO. 44. AMONG OUR EXCHANGES. Bright Paragraphs Captured toy Our Scissors. First Legislator, (gloomily,)—“All is lost save honor.” Second Legislator— “ And we’ve had no offer for that.” — Puck. * * a The ‘combine’ in the Eighth General Assembly will hand over to the people s tureen full of their delicious soup ae re form the first of the coming week.—Mon tezuma Journal. * * * General Palmer says his hair is “too gray and thin” for him to aspire to the Presidency; but a still better reason is to be found in that part of his head which lies beneath the hair. — Ex. * * * Texas has a Hogg for governor, a Pig for judge, a Lamb for senator, a Durham for representative, and a Buffalo for sheriff. And in additional to all this the farmers’ alliance continues to stir up the animals. — Ex. * * * Only favorable comments are mmb over the reappointment of James P. Maxwell for State engineer. He has made a most excellent official and no new man could perform the duties us accep tably.—Field and Farm. * * * The Eighth General Assembly has not only exonerated the Seventh General Assembly but it has immortalized that much abused body. It will require nineteen or twenty Assemblies to exon erate the Eighth. —Palmer Lake Herald. • * * Deacon Richard Smith, of the Cincin nati Commercial Gazette , belives that the office should seek the man, and hearing a few days ago that a $2,500 municipal office was in pursuit of him, the Deacon stood still and allowed himself to be cap tured. — Globe-Democrat. * * ♦ A belle of Dawson county, Texas, after waiting half an hour in the office of a jus tice of the peace for the man she was to marry got impatient, borrowed the jus tice’s revolver, and started to look for her intended. At the end of twenty minutes she returned, driving the laggard before her, and the ceremony was performed.— Exchange. * * * The idea of Italy declaring war against the United States is ridiculous. The lat ter is one of the greatest powers in the world. A power capable within six month of buying and building a fleet that would block every port in Italy. American ingenuity would be so stimu lated to outdo itself that it would turn every steamer that could float into an im provised ironclad. —London Spectator. * * * Thereport that a reciprocity treaty with Mexico will soon be concluded shows that Secretary Blaine is fully aroused to the requirements of the situation. An ex tension of our trade with the other coun tries of the continent is what the Repub lican party seeks at this moment, and Mr. Blaine, as leader of the party and the Foreign Minister of the Government, will see that this is brought about.— Globe-Democrat. * * * Ex-Senator Blair, lately appointed Minister to China, says that he will not leave for his oriental post of duty for sev eral weeks yet. This raises the painful suggestion that he may make a speech or two yet before he starts. The Chinese government is reported as entirely satis fied with his appointment. This would indicate that the Congressional Record does not circulate extensively in the an cient empire of the east. —Colorado Sun. * * * Jerry, the champion sans socks, has been stopping at the Windsor hotel in New York, paying a tax of $6 a day for the privilege. He is said to be entirely at ease amid the luxurious surroundings of a metropolitan tavern. His hair is now entirely devoid of hayseed, and he can gaze with unquailing eye upon the clerk’s 18-karat diamond —possible he has seen carrots before—and in fact like all other commoners who rise in the world, Jerry is becoming an aristocrat. Success to him, hardy, good-natured sunflower seed that he is! —Pueblo Sun day Opinion. * * * The other day a wagon maker, who had been dumb for years, picked up a hub and spoke. Yes, and a blind car penter on the same day reached out for liis plane and saw, and a deaf sheep ranchman went out with his dog and herd, and a noseless fisherman caught a barrel of herring and smelt, and a defunct hatter was tenderly deposited on n pile of hair and felt, and a forty-ton elephant inserted his trunk into a grate and flue.— Rocky Ford Enterprise. —And in thinking up the above Herrick staid up ull night and lied. * * * Our American poets have a right to feel insulted. When the managers of the World’s fair discovered the necessity of a few jinglos to give the show a proper send-off, they sent away to a foreigner who has more work than he can do, and totally ignored the seedy and lunch-fed geniuses of America. There is our own Willy Deßusk, whose apostrophe to Fisher’s Peak will go echoing down the corridors of time, while tho unkind wind whistles through the fringe of his abbre viated unmentionables. Willie could write a poem that would not only start the World’s fair, but cause the heavens to roll up like a scroll. —Trinidad Chronicle. * * * “What about New York?” asks our er teemed Democratic contemporary, the St. Paul Glolte. “It must be won to se cure the victory. Can Cleveland carry it? That is the great question to be an swered.” It is an easy question to an swer. Mr. Cleveland won in New York in 1881 merely by a scratch. He was beat en up to the moment when an estimable gentleman whose vocal organs were pe culiarly fitted for the emission of the fet ter R saved him beyond his deserts and contrary to reasonable expectation. In 1888 Mr. Cleveland was fairly and square ly beaten. There was no accident, and the bull-head luck whioh his admirers attributed to him was not visible. In spite of all the power and patronage of the Federal administration, its head was rejected by his own State. A candidate who loses his own State under such cir cumstances by nearly fifteen thousand votes cannot be apologized for success fully. He is entirely out of the quea* I tion. —New York Sun.