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THE LAMAR REGISTER.
Catered at the Poetofllee at Lamar. Colorado. aaSecond ala— Mail Matter. __ PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY ■ T QEO. B. MERRILL Editor add Pbofuktoii. ScaacKimox Etna: One Year Six Month* 15 Three Month*. - *° Lam AH, Colorado, December 28,1898. The Register wishes all its readers a Happy New Year, and greater prosperity even than in ’9S. The Coolidge Truth man must surely have failed to properly con nect with pass department of the Santa Fe. The Globe Democrat thinks that an experienced man like the new congressmen from Ftab. who has a half dozen wives, conld have managed the three Central American republics without any friction. The Colorado papers that are ail visiug Col. Bryan to stop talking on other subjects and stick to free silver are uot even as smart as the babbling Colonel. He has sense enough to; drop a thing when it gets red hot. Bryan has left the army and is j now posing as the democratic nomi j nee for president. He is likely to mss even this empty honor, however, for he is still working his mouth and hat is dangerous exercise for boys. Billy Chandler has poked his head ut of the hole long enongb to make t big wail about the amount of cash •spiired to carry an election in New Hampshire. As Billy has held office —r since the memory of man and wauts more bis objection is obvious j Can 3n City has been having a big boom over the alleged great gold and copper discovery at the new town of Dawson City near that point. It may prove another Cripple Creek or it may prove a lizzie. The only sure tiling is an Arkansas valley orchard or grain field. We are forced once more to call the attention of many of our reader** to the fact that their subscription ac coants are in arrears. These account > in the aggregate make up an amount that would be of groat benefit to the paper, and the beginning of the year is a good time to square up. If you : cannot pay the entire acconnt at least pay a portion of the amount. Of unnsaal interest to every reader of this paper is the advertisement elsewhere in this issne of the St. Louis Globe Democrat, unquestion ably one of the greatest of American newspapers. That peerless paper can now be had by mail, every day including the big Sunday issne. for only six dollars per year, and, at that, price, it is certainly within the reach of all who desire to ANY daily paper. The Weekly Globe-Democrat is Is sued in semi-weekly sections of eight pages each, making it practically a LARGE SEMI WEEKLY, and’ al eqnal to the average daily, at ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. This issue is i just THE THING for the farmer, merchant or professional man who! has not the time to read a daily pa per, bat wishes to keep promptly and thoroughly posted. It is made up with especial reference to the wants of every member of the family, not only giving ALL THE NEWS, but also a great variety of interesting and instructive reading matter of all kinds. Write for free sample copies to Globe Printing Co., St. Louis, Mo. The President in the South. The brief tour of Pret ident Mc- Kinley' in the South will exert a good influence, not only upon the people with whom he came in contact, but upon all Americans. The courageous and patriotic utterances of the pres ident and the manner in which these declarations were received were elo quent manifestations of the natioual sentiment that has been growing stronger and stronger in recent years. The most gratifying aspect of the various demonstrations made in hon or of the president is the evident ac ceptance of his profound sincerity. The strifes of politics are apt to ob scure the better natures of men and the nobler acnntions of nations. It is difficult for the head of a great po litical party, even when be becomes the head of the whole government, to secure full credit for exalted im pulse. President McKinley has been singularly fortunate in this respect. ! He has, from the beginning of his l>olitical career, enjoyed the confi donee inspired the regard of political opponents as well as of political allies. I There has been no utterance or cir ! cu instance to compromise the popu ; lar estimate of his [latriotism. There has been nothing to raise a question as to his personal sincerity and offi cial honesty in giving full recogni tion to the south. The people of Atlanta, of Montgomery and of Sa vannah have received the president, not as a republican, not as a north erner, not as a politician, but as an American an American broad enough to embrace with common fra ternity the whole people, regardless of the past Southern comments upon the pres ideal's speeches sre eloquently recip rocal in fellow feeling. They recog nize the holiness and the authority ! and yet the delicacy of the chief ex j ecntive’a words. Another might have meant as well and yet given the ■ impression of patronizing. President McKinley has, at rariou times, shown himself to be a great diplomat, but iu this instance—in de i livering a delicate and patriotic mes- j sage to a sensative people—he owes his great success to his goodness of ; heart rather tbao to bis skill in di plomacy.— Kansas City Journal. The Closing of a Great Year. From a business standpoint, not to speak of many other imj>ortant and . interesting considerations, the year coming to a clow in one of the must i important in the history of the nation. The following is from last week’s re port of the Dnn mercantile agency: ; “D«yral»r is adding a surprising ■ close to the most surprising year of American history. November sur passed all other months of the cen ! tan- in volume of business and pro ; dnction, and. thus far, December is doing even better in paymeuts through clearing bonse*. in railroad earnings in foreign trade and in the activity and strength of securities." It is gratifying to know that the volume of business which set in soon after the beginning of the McKinley administration has l»een accumulative, and that at the close of the year 1S1»S the |>ercentnge of increase is larger than ever before. The year has wit nessed remarkable prosperity in all lines of trade. It has witnessed ex traordinary exports, and for the first time in American history the exports of manufactures have exceeded the imports of the same class. There have been big balances in favor of the United States at the end of each month, and the gold that was paid out during the long period of de pression has been steadily flowing back into the coffers of the American people. All this, too, in spite of the prose cution of a war and the presentation of unusual interests calculated to di vert attention from business. The general activity and continuous prog ress of the business world during the year jnst closing is one of the strong est possible indications of the com mercial security of the United States. The spirit of enterprise has been strengthened in every part of the union, notably in the south, which is unmistakably in tavor of expansion and what it will bring to the south ern states in particular.—Exchange. SHOPPING IN MANILA. How Mon*'/ Th»r» (oww to »*• » Kilwu* I have just arrived at the rather re markable conclusion that money i» a great nuisance. This opinion Is so un usual that 2 suppose I will have to ex plain it, says a soldier corresponding with the St. Paul Pioneer Press. A few minutes ago I thought I would like a couple of oranges, so went down to one of the venders at the gate, picked out two that looked like good ones, and found that he wanted 2 Spanish <«uta. I offered him a dollar and received In return forty-four 2-ceot pieces. Now. one of these 2-cent pieces is almost as big as an American half-dollar. So when you think that all thi* staff rep resents only 45 cents in American value you can understand my disgust. A good deal has been said at different times about the value of travel as an educator. Certainty our experience here has educated about 18.000 American soldiers out of any free silver notions they may have entertained heretofore Why. no one thinks In the Philippines of carrying money in his pockets. Everyone who has money .and they are mostly Europeans, wears a large money belt. You never aee gold money or paper. Everything Is silver and copper, and 125. that at home one could stick in hi* veet pocket, here would have to be carried like a millstone around the waist, fifty big Spanish or Mexican •'pesos.' as they call them We were paid In gold, of course, and the natives would handle and bite our ten-dollar piece* as If they had never seen the like before. It gives an Amer ican some little pride in the financial solidity of his country's coinage to walk into the "Chartered hank" and receive for our American dollar, be cause It bears the stamp of the United States, more than double Its weight in two Mexican dollars The Mexican dol lars art bigger than those of the rnited States, but are worth only 44 cents. A FAROE VILLAGE. Wh«r» ik* Mr«c(l* far Ufa It a Nar4 Oa* Here and there an old man at hit ootugf door mending hit rakes or St* ting the short, -tratgkt Made of hi* scythe to its long wooden handle, say* Blackwood ’• Magazine. Tbs village carpenter ha* finished his day's work on the boat which he la building. and is carrying in what remains of the wood and of the woolen yarn with which be calks the seams. Perhaps a man may be seen tn some corner chop ping up a hard black tnsu with an ax. The mass is dried whale's flesh, and he will boll it down for his cow to eat. for h* has been too busy at! day In the hayfleld to take her beyond the wall to pasture. Behind little walla. Unlit half of atone and half of whale's skulls, huge black caldrons of fish oil. each presided over by a woman or a child, are steaming on fires of peat or fresh whale s bones. On the shore some men and boys, who have been oat to catch saith or to shoot a few puffin* for their evening meal, are dragging up tbe.r long, narrow boat over rollers of whales' riba Round the houses, or where they dare in the steep hayflelda the children are romping: the younger among them dragging about the bones from the whales' backs like toy carta though carta are things which they have never seen. On some patch that ia already mown the older ones play at a game called "sheepdogs." which may have originated from tor given origin to» the game of cricket, al though the bat Is but a plank of wood snd the ball a ring of sheeps' horns fitting into one another. Netrne* Who »p*«h o*l jr nirsn There la a German negro colony In | Pennsylvania who apeak nothing but ! >rman. The place is in Lebanon j ounty. and the negroea went there i wenty. thirty and forty years ago and i crttled among the quiet Pennsylvania .erman farmers of the Blue mountain .lstrlcts. The colored children grew j ip on the farms, where they worked. : :nd heard nothing but German spoken. 1 hey soon forgot nearly all the English j they knew, and now they rarely apeak j anything but German. Their children go to English country schools in win ter. but a* quickly as they are out of sight of their teachers they begin to | talk the German dialect, and nothing else. Fr-em«»otirr Among Girl*. A certain freemasonry exists among I young society girls that Is puzzling to j their elders. One bud who had Just j returned from the country a day or two ago was invited to a party. The invlta ! lion was vague and as her best frocks sere still packed, she wired to her | chum who she knew was aJso invited: j "Dolly's party tonight. Informal?" The answer came back: “Long sleeves; no gloves." And Pollle knew the size and status of that party at once. -New York Commercial Advertiser. Very Different. "And camp life was not a bit like home, was It. hubby, dear?" "Hm, well, the cooking was about the same, but we didn't see any actual warfare, you know."—lndianapolis Journal. FRANK J. HOLMES & g DEALERS IX Groceries, Provisions, Fruits and Queenswai Wholesale and Retail. D. lEL COOPEH Land Attorney, Heal Estate, Loan $ Insurance A get D. C. MARKER &CQ HAVE A NEW STOCK OE HARDWARE and FURNITURE TINWARE and HARNESS UNDERTAKING • Specialty. Cali on him at hia New Store. R R Baowx, I’rm. A. N. Pmus, Yir* J*iw. M , C. (it nfcd The First National Bank OF' LAIiAR. COLORADO. Capital 550,000 Surplus 57.01 JZ IRECTORB a K Baova. T. M Bao«». W C. Goci* ] W. D. Tkatchkb. A N. ratal. A.-EVERETT & C dealers in All Kinds of Fresh and Sailed Mel Fresh Fish and Oysters in Season Home Rendered Lord a Specialty. East Main Street Lamar, Coica ——— —_ , E)RlLyaßi p A ;uTB, ORA 11. H. MYERS, STATIONERY ANO CIGAW ?rii;riffet CinKir CwraM. DU/IDMAPIQT i. rnHii mnUIO l> LAMAR. COLORADO. _ MY FALL * AND WINTER GOODS Arc* now in and it will pay yon to get my price** on Underwear, Blankets, Comforts, Duck Coats, Gloves, Mittens, Hats, Caps, Boots andSto* My stock of DRUGS ia now complete and I keep but one kind THE BEST N. N. McLEAI