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fUn*#r P*P" of Pn»we« *Sa»«y »** ®*‘* bluhed on j.JIWb. «*• Kowteth. "l*e to .üb#crtb*- tLN. Fvql_ v - MONEY TO LOAN pn Farms I and Ranches I Under tine Canals of Ehe Lamar Land & Canal Co. I Till D. E. Cooper Loan and Abstract Company, I LAMAR, COLORADO. ■lfiM next door to U. S. Land Office. [JOHN HESS, I —SOLE AGKXT— I --PHILIP BEST'S iMil'wem.lcee Beer, I JLL.L, SRAND9 Or Kentucky Liquors and Key West Cigars. I Bast Main Street, - - Lamar. Colorado. |;W. ESTABLISHED ISS7. ALAMO HOTEL, I A. C. SWIFT. Manager. I Lamar. Colorado. !HE ONLY FIRST-CLASS SAMPLE ROOMS IN THE taf l ABLE BOAUDKRS ACCOMMODTED_^I C. M. LEE, IIAS A FULL LIKE OF Groceries, Glueenswar©) G-iassware, Lamps, Notions, Etc. LAMAR, COLORADO. I. EE. MYERS, PH-A.RMACIST. Keeps a Large Line of Drues. Paints, Oils, Glass, Sta tionery and Citrars. in rn* — Postofflo© Bu-ildira-g _ _ Lanaa, Colo Siu« Main Stbikt, The Lamar Register. LAMAR, COLORADO. SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1891. D. E. Cooper & Co, Land Attorney, Pension Claims, Loans and Insurance. Will Practice Before U. S. Land Office and Prosecute PENSION OEAIMS i ROOM ONE U. S. LAND OFFICE BLOCK. Tslllc is Clxea/p, BUT FACTS ARE FACTS! It is a fact, that we are giving away a VALUABLE BOOK. It contains 441 pages, is filled with thoroughly tested practical re cipes by the latest and best authority. Come at once, everybody in town and out of town, and get a card telling all al>out 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, 3D©cls:©r <& Co, C. C. HUDDLESTON, DEALER IN HAHDW-A.IR.Iij. IRTXIMIIRS. Carden, Field and Tree Seeds. —ALSO— Wagons, Buggies and Farm Implements. AOBNT FOR Deering Binders, Mowers, Reapers, etc., CALL AND SEE SAMPLE BINDER. Lamar - - - Colorado. D. C. MARKER, CONTRACTOR and BUILDER. DEALER IN Furniture, Carpets, and UNDERTAKING GOODS. IN IRONCLAD BUILDING. SOUTH MAIN STREET. BON TON MEAT MARKET, VAN ORSDALE & EVERETT. Headquarters for Fresh Meat of all Kinds. All Orders for Mast from a Dmtannec will Receive Prompt Attention. LAMAR, COLORADO. R n Bnown W. G. Gould, K. F. Skeserger, b. B. Cashier. As’t Cashier. —THE MERCHANTS’ STATE BANK, OF LAMAR, Lamar, Colorado- DIRBOTOBS: B. B. BROWN, A. H. HEBER, 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. BRO WN, Manager. . . . _ _, , Or.ler. ...o-.„!>!.,1 '•T CUT THIS OUT will Ik deUBBWI free of freight WILSON &. BARNARD, THE MMT OORftiTS Eatabllslimont In Southarn Colorado. all mail orders filled the same day reoeived. Sand for Samples and Prlcoa 409-411 Santa Fe Avenue, PUEBLO, COLO. THE LAMAR REGISTER. Thi Oical Piper of frown Couatj. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT. The Judiciary Bill. The judiciary bill was passed by the Legislature over the veto of Governor Routt. The Third Judicial District is composed of the counties of Las-Animas, Huerfano, Prowers, Bent, Baca and Kio wa, and the latter county is attached to Prowers for judicial purposes. Under this law, the residents of Kiowa county will be abligod to come to Lamar on all cases in the District Court. This will work a palpable hardship upon our sister county. The arrange ment was made entirely without consul tation with the people of this county, and without their knowledge. Why it was done we do not know, but we believe we can see in it, the fine Italian hand of the Senator from Las Animas county, through whose influence the district as it now stands was constructed. The next term of court will be sometime in June. A colony has been organized in Kan sas to go to Topolobampo to locate. The colonists are all said to be very poor, but poverty can have no terrors for men who have grit enough to face the necessity of learning that name. The Democrats of Vicksburg, Missis sippi, are raising a howl because a negro has been appointed postmaster at that place. It could have been much worse, only think the President might have ap pointed a Mississippian. Several museums have offered Lord Dunlo, of London, large salaries to travel with them as a star freak. We are glad that at last away has been opened up in which these impecunious English noble men can earn an honest penny. A reciprocty treaty has been negotiated with Cuba, which will give this country almost the exclusive trade of that rich land, only a small fraction of which has been coming here before. Another feath er in Jas. G. Blaine’s “plume.” He is the “Plumed Knight” to a certainty now. A Kansas farmer blew his head into atoms this week by placing a dynamite cartridge in his mouth and touching it off. Ho is probably one of the deluded voters, who were made to believe that they could live in luxury without work ing as soon as they elected a Farmers’ Alliance Legislature. Speaker Reed is in Italy now. He has heard that Americans were being abused there, and took the first ship for that point, as he wanted something to remind him of his experience as Speaker of the House of Representatives. It would be a good idea for ex-Speaker Hanna of the Colorado House to go there too. There is a bitter fight between the Call and anti-Call men in Florida over the Senatorship. An anti-Call partisan called one of Call’s friends a liar, and was promptly called down. After several shots had been fired the bystanders called time, and as neither was hurt, they are now called the poorest marksmen in the State. On April Ist the tax was taken off of sugar and tobacco, two of the necessaries of life in most common use by the people. Those taxes were taken off by the Re publican party against the united oppo sition of the Democrats. Can our Dem ocratic contemporaries show whore their party has taken the tax off of a single article in general use by the people? The price of brimstone is said to be advancing rapidly. We hove always ex pected this. From the amount our Sun day-school toacher always told us was daily consumed in Sheol, we thought the supply would run short some day. Some other substnnce will have to be substitut ed or that region abolished. We shall certainly advocate the'latter alternative. The Lamar Sparks changed hands last week, Mr. G. W. Butler having pur chased the Times-Irrigator plant and subscription list and good will of the Sparks, will run a Democratic paper in Lamar. He has reduced it to the seven column size, and has improved it con siderably. This is a now business to him, and we wish him more prosperity than is usually attained in this profession. We are pleased to note that Mr. Joe T. Law less continues his connection os editor, and has decided to romain with us. The Sparks this week in speaking of the indictment of five prominent citizens of the Stato on the charge of bribery, says, “it is perhaps unnecessary to add that they are Republicans.” Now the facts are that two of these men aro Dem ocratic office-holders, and Mr. Mitchell, a Democrat, is the only one against whom there is a shadow of evidence and he has confessed that he is guilty. Another noticeable foature is that each of the Republicans on reading of the indict ments in the papers, went promptly into the court of their own accord and asked for a speedy trial; while the Democrats waited till the deputy sheriffs called on them and made them very unwilling prisoners. The statement in the Sparks was simply another sample of their long established plan of charging everything to the Republicans, without regard to the truthfulness of it, and they seem to think it is smart. AMONG OUR EXCHANGES. Bright Paragraphs Captured by Our Scissors. Talk is cheap but it takes money to carry on a war: therefore Italy is not likely to push her beligerency beyond the point of harmless vocal activity.— Ex. * * * It will be a good deal easier for the President to fill Secretary Proctor’s place in the War Department than it will for the latter to fill Mr. Edmunds’ place in the Senate.— Globe-Democrat. * * * The Indians have refused to enlist in the United States armv on the ground that they object to walking. Perhaps if carriages were furnished them they might reconsider. —New York World. ♦ * * Senator Call is having a hard time to secure a re-election in Florida, but he will probably succeed, as he seems to be willing to eat all the dirt that may be necessary to satisfy those who like that sort of thing.— Ex. * * * “Edmunds has resigned and so are we,” seems to be the sentiment of the Salt Lake Mormon papers. Mr. Ed mund’s position on the Mormon question was not calculated to make him popular with the original Utah population.— Ex. * * * The New York Sun has declared in favor of William Steele Holman for next Speaker of the House of Representatives. We have waited patiently for several days to hear Mr. Holman’s familiar “I object,” but we have waited in vain.— Colorado Sun. * * * The Italian diplomatists, who are rid ing high horses just at present should remember that they are in the lists against the world-renowned and dough ty “Plumed Knight,” whose lance is sharp and arm mighty. —Kansas City Times ( Dem .) * * * Old Geronimo, whom it cost the gov ernment so much to catch in Arizona a few years ago, is now a devoted Sundav school teacher in Alabama. Yet it would not be wise to send him out to Arizona as a missionary. It is doubtful if he would make a safe citizen of that terri tory.—Ex. * * * Soldiering is, we suspect, too much like work to suit the noble rod man, who is a genuine and thoroughbred loafer. He despises work, not because the haughty, ancestral blood of a long line of proud chieftains courses through his veins, but simply because he is thor oughly and incurably lazy. —New Or leans Picayune. * * * We cannot fail to admire the firm and spirited tone with which Mr. Blaine serves notice upon the Italian govern ment that the United States will not be frightened into any hurried or precipi tate nction, and the language of diplo macy does not conceal the defiance with which he meets the veiled menace of the Italian government. Mr. Blaine has de cidedly the best of it, and has maintained the dignity of the United States govern ment with admirable skill, temper and spirit. —Nashville American (Dem.) Commissioners Proceedings. Lamar, Colo., April 6th, 1891. Commissioners met in regular session, all being present. Audited and allowed the bills of sun dry persons. Second Day’s Business. Audited and allowed the claims of jur ors and witnesses in attendance at Janu ary term of District Court. The road viewers’ report of Lewis El der, F. P. Waters and J. M. Smeltz upon road running south from Manvel was not accepted and road as recommended was not opened. The road viewers’ report of J. D. Mar tin, Arthur Crawford and Carl Burke up on roads in township 21 range 46 was ac cepted and road as recommended was ordered opened. Audited and allowed claims of sundry person. Third Day’s Business. The following rates were made for use of Assessor in listing property in county for taxes of 1891: Farming lands undor irrigation, per acre..s 500 “ “ not irrigable, por acr® 125 Natural hay lauds, por aer0............ 8 00 Alfalfa land on which the alfalfa has boon plautud two years and ovor, por acre... 800 Grazing lnnds, per aero 1 25 Two-wiro feuco per milo dU 00 Throe-wire “ “ 00 Four-wire " Amoricau horses, 1 year old -0 00 •• •* 3 •• !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5000 •• “ 4 " not exceeding.. 70 00 Half-breed horses, lyoarold 15 00 •• *• 2 “ 25 00 •• •• 3 “ 35 00 *• •• 4 “ not exceeding.. 45 00 Ponies, 1 year old *• 3 •• y.'.y.y.'.y.’.'.y.’.y.y/.y.y.y. ii w » 4 •• 25 00 Mules according to size and ago. Hulls, por head 15 00 Cattle, I year old 5 00 " 2 " o iw ** 3 *' and cows 12 00 Steers. 4 ** 1H 00 Half-breed cattle. I year old 5 00 •• •• 3 ** and cows 10 00 •* steers. 1 ** 15 00 Thoroughbred bulls, old enough for service 3C 00 “ cattle, 1 yoar old 10 00 •• •• 2 “ 20 00 Dairy cows, per head - 20 00 Thoroughbred rams, nor head 1° 00 American sboop, per head 1 50 Swine, per cwt 3 00 Old hay on hand May Ist, per ton 3 00 Assessor to use his judgment on other property. All parties exempt from County Poll tax must stato their age or iufirmity, and those ex empt from Military Poll tax must stato the company in which they served. Assessors compensation for 1891 was fixed at $5 per day. Claims of Norris ot al for printing de linquent tax list of 1889, came before Board as a certified cony of District Court records, showing judgment against county for S4OO, and costs for 8*23.94. Up on motion judgment was paid from con tingent fund. Other claims of sundry persons were allowed. Clerk and Treasurer were authorized to straighten up tax sale records of 1888. Fourth Day’s Business. Examined and approved county and precinct officers’ bonds. C. C. Qoodale was chosen to represent Prowers county at the Trans Mississippi Commerce Congress convening at Den ver on May 19th, 1891. Adjusted various tax matters of erron eous assessments, etc. Examined and reported county jail property in good condition. J. D. Martin was instructed to build a 1 wngon bridge over the Amity canal THE LAMAR REGISTER, The only Republican Paper pmb llahed at Lamar, the County Seat of a strong Republican County. (LN par year. NO. 46. where road crone* in notion 10, town* ship 22 range 46. D. W. Robinson waa instructed to build a wagon bridge over Colorado and Kansas canal where road crosses south of Carlton. Fifth Day’s Business. Board accepted proposition of town of Lamar to convey to Prowers county lots 4, 5 and 6 in block 38 original town dr Lamar for a consideration of fl. Deed was accepted and ordered placed of record. Plans and specifications of court house bu ilding were forwarded to Judge Gunter for purpose of receiving any suggestions as to arrangement of rooms. H. A. Billow was appointed to take charge of the burial of ex-union soldiers and marines dying in the county without leaving means sufficient to bury them. Allowed sundry claims. Adjourned until April 27th, 1891. AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OP TAXES TWICE A YEAR ANDfTO AMEND SECTIONS * * ♦ * * AND TO REPEAL ALL ACTS OR PARTS OP ACTS IN CONFLICT THEREWITH. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado. Section 1. All taxes shall be due and payable, one-half on or before the last day of January, and the balance on or before the last day of July, of the year following the one in which they are assessed, ex cept that the time for the payment of the installment due on the last day of Janu ary, 1891 ("under this section), be extend ed" to the last day of February, 1891. Sec. 2. In case the first installment of one-half the tax is not paid prior to Feb ruary first, then there shall be assessed against such installment of tax a penalty of one per cent, for each month or frac tional part thereof, until paid provided it be paid prior to August 1st, as provided by law. Sec. 3. That section seventy-six (53) of chapter XCIV of the General Statutes of the State of Colorado, entitled “Revenue,” the same being general section twenty eight hundred and eighty-seven thereof, be and the same is hereby amended to read os follows: 2887. Sec. 76 (53). No personal demand of taxes Bhall be neces sary, but it is the duty of every person subject to taxation to attend at the office of the treasurer between the first day of December and the first day of August of each fiscal year, and pay his taxes; and if such person shall neglect or fail to pay such tax, until after the first day of Aug ust following the levy of the same, the treasurer may make the same by distress and sale of any of his personal property. Sec. 4. That section one of an act to amend section eighty-three (GO) of chap ter XCIV, of the General Statutes of the State of Colorado, entitled “Revenue,” the same being general section twenty eight hundred and ninety-four thereof, and approved April 20,1889, be and the same is hereby amended to read as fol lows: Sec. 1. That section eighty-three (60) of chapter XCIV of the General Statutes of the State of Colorado entitled “Revenue,” the same being general sec tion 2894 thereof, be and the same is here by amended to read as follows, 2894. Sec. 83 (60). On the first day of August the unpaid taxes of the proceeding year be come delinquent, and shall thereafter draw interest at the rate of fifteen per cent per annum, but the treasurer shall continue to receive payments of the same with interest until day of sale for taxes. Sec. 5. That section one hundred (61) of said chapter XCIV, the same being general section twenty-nine hundred and eleven thereof, be ana the same is here by amended to read as follows: 2911. Sec. 100 (61). All lands and lots, and all build ings, fixtures and improvements on pub lic lands, and all interest or title which any person or persons owning or claiming such improvements may have in the land upon which the same are made, on which the taxes shall not have been paid before the first day of August of each year, shall be subject to sale as hereinafter provided for the sale of taxes. Sec. 6. That section one hundred and one (62) of said chapter XCIV, the same being general section twenty-nine hun dred and twelve thereof, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: 2912. Sec. 101 (62). The County Treas urer shall before the twentieth day of August in each year, make out a list of all lands and town lots subject to sale, describing such lands and town lots as the same are described on the tax roll with an accompanying notice stat ing that so much of each tract of land or town lots described in said list as may be necessary for that purpose, will, on a day specified by him and the next succeeding days, be sold by him at pub lic auction at the County Treasurer’s of fice, for the taxes and charges thereon, and taxes and charges assessed against the owner thereof for personal property; Provided , however , That if such list shall not be made until after the twen tieth day of August, the sale held there under shall not be void by reason thereof; such notice may be in the following form: Treasurer’s Office, County of State of Colorado. —Public notice is here by given that I will, according to law, of fer at public sale at the office of the Treasurer of the County of and State of Colorado, on the day of.... 18..., and succeeding days, commencing at the hour of o’clock a. m. of said day, so much of the following described real estate, situate in the said county, on which taxes for the year (or years) 18..., have not been paid, as shall be necessary to pay said taxes, interest and penalties, to-wit: Sec. 7. That section one hundred and six (68) of said chapter XCIV, the same being general section twenty-nine hun dred and seventeen thereof, be and the samo is hereby amended to read as fol lows: 2917. Sec. 106 (68). On or before the first Monday in October of each year, the Treasurer is directed to offer at pub lic sale at his (the Treasurer’s) office in his county, all lands on which the taxes levied the proceeding year, or any pro ceeding year, still remain unpaid, Dut such sale shall not be void if not made until after the day named. Sec. 8. That section one hundred and ten (72) of said chapter XCIV, the same being general section twenty-nine hun dred and twenty-one thereof, bo and the same is hereby amended to read as fol lows: 2921. Seo. 110 (72). If from any cause, real property cannot be duly ad vertised and offered for sale on or before the first Monday of October, it shall bo the duty of the Treasurer to make the sale on any subsequent day in which it can be made allowing time for the publi cation of notice as provided in this act. Sec. 9. A11 acts or parts of acts in con flict with this act arc hereby repealed. Sec. 10. In the opinion of the General Assembly an emergency exists; this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved Feb. 28, 1891.