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THE LAMAR REGISTER.
VOLUME XI. •^OOOOOOOOOOOOQ+OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO $250,000 I »th» jrear in valuable ] [ articles to smokers of ] | jjy Cenuino Yon will find one conpon in- 9 aide each ii>ncce bag, anti two O coupon* intidc each 4 -ounce 9 !»»«•- Buy a bag. read the coupon p •»'* * to grt your share. 9 OOMaOOOOaOMMOOCMOOOOMOOMO^OOOOOOOOOaOOOOtt A. T. &. 8- F. T*m C«p Dell* Lww. C4nr*to Daily. Wwr Boe«t» K*»f Bucib K*. t t *T a. ■*.;*•. I !«*.». | !«. I . .!(]».•. Ne. •.. •I***• ■• *•>. l» r™» I 0 ►».' So. U Fort !»ia. Tt«iwlu4 • M« «n»* 1 Ch*-«f«carf l>po«»f. Uu-f vtli <r*rry fkuut ear li t hilliMa Ihroaub eh«a«* rnia# | u<l 1 arc lum) “ J •; | . % rry IM *tvl tiw* toortrt U4 NUiUM W fcCiDl. DR. L S. BRYANT, DENTIST, will risil L«ffltr Oct. 26 And remain four d»ya J 3 HASTY, M D, Oa Second Floor of tba Good ale Block. LaMar. - - COLORADO. D. W. REED, Physician and Surgeon, O Ac* «petal r* ••*«*»'* <L»«r of U»* Fir*t MtlkxuU Back. coaoaado F. MILTON FRIEND, M. D. and SURCEON. OFFICE —Sooth of Coart Hoaso Lamar, Colorado. OAe« boor: •to• a. m.. Ito I cad t\oo p. B to 10 a m. Bu»d*r». O. O. OOODALE. Attorney and Counselor at Law Lamar, Colorado. Second Floor Coodole Building. J. K. DOUGHTY, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Lamar, Colorado. omco In Land OITIce Bulldlna. MARY E. COODALE. Stenographer and Typewriter, Second Floor of Good cl* Bolldin*. Dictation taken direct to the machine or ia short hund. Copying » specialty- LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1896. PROPOSED AMENDMENT To the Constitution of the State of Colorado. To th* Qualified Electors of th* State of Colo rado. trreetin«: la MirMUC* of MlWr.j ia me »«t*l h; Ar ticle TIX_ tetioo J. of the < oortituti.m of the .•Hat* of Colorado, and u directed by H.hio Hill So. 11l b* the Teeth General Assembly of lh* Si»w ad Colorado, uid approved bi the Governor of mkl Mate.* the eiebth <iay of April. A. D. UN, public cw.ttr* is hereby *iv*u that at the rawer*! elect km to be held in the several ward* and |>r*rlnrt* ia the State of Colorado <« tM third day of NutnaW. A. !» I“®*, there will be *utarnttied W> the <|tia lifted elect*** of the State, for their •ipr-i al or n-jertbav. the f«d hrwta* prt»|Maeed anarxiiMpt to Article XI.. Sec that A of Uw CoMtitutlM of the State of Colo i leapt i The *Uteahall a*>t aatmt an> d»M by loan. or ta aay form, except to erect public baiidra** f.etbeueeof the stale. suppress in.ur rertioa. defend the etata. or to time of ear aestst la .fedendimr 'h» t*oite*l State*. "The debt tiara reed ia an* ooe year for erec tina of public but latino shall not "ifwil one-half mill oa each .4. .liar of valuation of taxable prop arty within the *tate. ae *hown by the *--«*» meat las’. preceedm* the creation of the debt. It ahall net be lawful for any General Assembly to authorise enj appn.pfiatw.oe tn *kw» of the actual revenue of the state of ( olorado for the preeeedmc two year*, except to suppree* «n*ur rectioo. defend the .late. or. ia time of war. to as-i.t <a Wetidin* the t ailed State*; Provided. That in addition to the amount of debt that may he incurv'd ae ahove. thr etate may de tract a debt by loan to the amount of twelve hundred thousand dollar* ifl-3*UUb: thebond* f.. reach indebtedo*** shall draw interest at a rate not niwdiu four I) per eentutn per an num. end (hall be aohl at not lee* than their par value, to ovivide funds fur the payment of obturation* of the state outstanding at the end of the fiscal year which terminate* November*). |*Sfi . which raid Indebted nr** include* four hun dr*-i and f.Ttj-thve thousand nine hundred and fifty and eighty one- bund red tha A»lUra (111 soo.spv m aarranta now held in the public .1-fund. on which there will be, at the date «»f the imoe of the propo*ed hou.ts, an accraed inter***! amoontina to two hundred and fifteen thousand .hdlar* ftUfi.ooo), which in lore* t will then be subject to distribution »nK«Mf the pub lic school* «d ilx* »tata; and which further amount if raid indebtedneaa include- Mxty-one thousand one hundred and three dollars and runMyerren cent* NI.HB.IT) la warrant* on which there a ill he an accrued interwt of t hirty thousand dollar* GBO.tt*)'. which principal am! I n tercet helomt* to other state fundaj and aU | the hclancc of *aid indebted!***. which l* due 1 to private individual*, the principal of which ia S two hundred aad seventy-nine thousand two hundred and twenty-three dollar* andl sixty-four ccuta t t27S.E3.fi*). on which there will be an ac crue*! interest of one hundred and thirty-one thousand dollar* <f!31.000) mah in* a sum total ; of one million one hundred and sixty | i two hundred and scventr-eiuht dol- dollar* and | thirty-on* rent* itl.lNUmSl). to which must i finally he added the inter.-t nu all of said debt f-on. November ». |i«B. till tlie issuance of the bond* and: Provided. That two hundred and Sty thousand dollars tttMLOOO) of the bond* Is sue-! -h-» be in denomination* of one hundred dollar* f«00*: *nd the |*iwer to iastw bonds hereby granted shall exuire with the nay meat of lb- ootatandin* obligation*. MMoraaaid. and also, Provided. That the said bonds shall 1 Vie refunded; i Parh elec’or votin* at said election, nud de ; airons of vutin* for or a*ainet the amendment, i shall .h 1- S!t in the lutllot Ivix a ticket wheron 1 ,[ iiJ ho printed or written the words “For the amendmeut. ' or the Words "Aicainat the amend ' "ui»Um«n! I h,.-hor-nnto«,tm, hand and afllxed the *rrnt seal of »b* Btato M i Colorado, at the f'ltf of Denver, this third day ~f August. A. 1). l«fc. A B McOAFFK y, (Seal-) Secretary of State. The “reform” administration has float ed over $15,000 of county paper this year in the form of warrant* and judgment*, nnd it is just the l»eet eecurity in the world to loan money on. This is the method the gang ha* adopted to do up the bank and money broker*. The total county levy is nearly GO per cent higher this year than under the last republican administration, and yet the boodlers are telling the people that it wouUl be a great calamity to have the board again become republican. Calam ity for the boudlera, it would indeed be. When one of the “reform” heelers asks the fanner* to help do up thelmnk again this fall, the farmers should ask him how it come* that the bank's assessment has been lowered S2OOO from last year, while every farmer who ow ns land in the coun ty got a raise. The bank can stand such warfare, but can the farmer*. The attempts the “reformers” made to hide the high tax levy by raising the valuation over SIOO,OOO causes Prowers county to (>ay over SI,OOO more state taxes than ever lief ore. This added to the county increase makes the actual total of over SB,OOO above last year's levy, which was by far the highest the county had ever had before. The taxpayers are suffering from bard times, but the gang keep piling it on to them. Capt. D. E. Cooper has been appointed to All the vacancy caused by the resig nation of A. E. Bent as the republican candidate for senator. Mr. Cooper is too well known to need any commendation in this county. No better candidate could have been named. A union soldier wbo enlisted as a private ami was pro moted to captain in the 4th lowa Infant ry, he commends himself to the old vet erans. A farmer to a large extent, he is acquainted with the needs and wants of the Arkansas valley, and the legislation that is required. A first-class business man, he will do credit to the district and be alive to everything that will advance its interests. The supreme court handed down a de cision on Wednesday granting a man damus compelling the secretary of state to place the McKinley electors nnd state ticket on the ballot, with the heading “The Republican Ticket,” and the eagle as the emblem. This finally settles the contest over the ticket, and also settles all controversy as to what organization constitutes the republican party in this state. The outrageous attempt made by a small clique in Denver, to deprive a large number .of the voters of the state of the right to vote has met a merited rebuke, and the schemers, who tried to perpetrate the outrage will bo remem bered w henever and wherever they dare show their heads. Reform Comes High. The reform administration is trying to make a good deal of capital out of the tax levy, by stating the reduction from 30 mills last year to mills this year. That looks very fine on paper, but let us investigate a little. Last year the levy was 30 mills upon a valuation of $1,300,- 000.00; this year it is 26>£ mills upon a valuation of $1,716,450.00, a direct in crease of $6,485.92 in dollars and cents. It is an increase upon every taxpayer in the county of over 10 per cent, but that is not all. In order to cover up their tracks, or endeavor to, with that enor mous deficit staring them in the face, NUMBER 20. thee© schemer* invented the ideh of rais ins the valuation. The board of commissioners were in session for weeks at an expense to the county of 820 per day, while Feast and Bent figured. Every tax schedule was gone over carefully and a great many of them raised, especially corporations, ex cept the bank which was lowered; but it would not reach, so the valuation up on lands was raised. The total raise in valuation over last year amounts to *416.450.00; of this amount *108,000.00 only is upon personal property; the bal ance 8308,450.00 is upon lands, and falls upon every farmer who has an acre of ground under a ditch. All lands with water upon them were raised from five dollars per acre last year to eight dollars this year, an increase of CO per cent in valuation. Every farmer in the county will pay over 16 per cent more taxes than last year, but remember that reform comes high and that corporations must be put down. The levy last year was: Ordinary county revenue 10 mills Hoad fund 9 44 General school fund 4*^ Poor fund 1 44 Contingent fund H ** Outstanding warrant indebt noss fund 3 “ Interest on bonds 2 44 Total 30 44 This year it stands: Ordinary county revenue. mills Hoad fund 9 44 General school fund Poor fund 1 44 Contingent fund 44 Outstanding warrant in debtedness fund 1 44 Total 26 % 44 Mr. Feast wanted the school levy placed at 3 mills, and compel the differ ent school boards to levy a special fund to help them out, as that would not show up as a county levy, and could be thrown upon the different school boards. All other funds were robbed for the purpose of making a showing, but it will be no ticed that the ordinary county revenue fund wuß raised I** mills. Out of that fund comes the running expenses of the county; also Feast’s snlnry bills and Law less’ printing bills. That must be cared for. Last year it run behind and they were compelled to take some warrants for bills, and discount them. That would not do and consequently this year the schools even are robbed to build that fund up. It will be needed too. If some of our people could be on hand when the county commissioners are in session and see how the business of this county is run at the present time, it would open their eyes. Not a move is made or action taken until Mr. Feust is consulted. Ho sits in his office during the sessions and is autocrat of the coun ty. When anything comes up before the board, Higbee and McClung adjourn to Feast’s office and the matter is settled there. Mr. Steward is not consulted at all and might as well bo at home. Our county affairs are being run absolutely by one man, our school superintendent and he has never hesitated to make the statement that ho was working for Feast first, last and ail the time. That deficit of over 88,000.00 will bear witness that he is doing so. How long do the people of the county propose to stand this stuteof affairs? UURfcS WHIRE ALL ELSE FAILS. E| Bout Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use In time. Sold by drumrlst*. r*i m&msi*] ela i [-3 ; agp