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The Lamar Register
VOLUME XIX. ALWAYS REMEMBER!!! That there is at least one business in Lamar where the quality of goods sold is the governing principle upon which every effort is based. We leave no stone unturned to supply you with the very highest grade of everything we handle, not one single department excepted. You have noticed how this institution has grown in the last two years and we positively believe our success is due to our unceasing efforts to give the highest quality it is possible to get. -QUALITY IS REMEMBERED LONG AFTER PRICE IS FORGOTTEN” THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas yalley. Postoffice Building, Lamar, Gilo. Empire Valley. Rains Friday, Saturday and Sun day of last week did much good. A large volume of water is going out of the reservoirs to supply the Amity users east of Sandy. E. P. Thurston celebrated at Pratt, Kansas. He left last Friday and returned today. Harry and Frank Rose are both confined to their beds from iqeasels a disease they had hoped they had outstripped in the race, after the passing of many years. D. W. Robinson, the rural mail carrier, reports that several living on and near the route are not patron izing it, not having put up boxes. There is also a lamentable lack of huving many of the boxes now up, placed in suitable place or position, as expected by the department. It may be necessary to remedy these defects in order to hold the route, as it may be discontinued if require ments are not lived up to. To get services offered, patrons should have a just appreciation of the advantage following. An infant child of Itobt. Evans i died last Friday, and was buried at the Crawford cemetery Saturday. Their friends everywhere sympa thise with them in their bereavmeut. I should have mentioned in pre xvious communications that the big gest crop of alfalfa ever cut here was put up the latter half of June. The early cut fields are about ready for the sickle. The second crop will likewise be heavy. Rio. The Victor Record on the Strike. In view of the strenuous efforts made by the socialist party to win sympathy and support for its auxil iary party, the Western Federation of Miners, the editorial from the Victor Record which follows will be of interest. It will be romembered that the Record was the official or gan of the federation in Teller coun ty, and although its editor thought the strike ill advised and later urged that it be called off, he remained loyal to the Federation. About a month ago, immediately after the dynamiting of the non union men at ) Independence, he published an edi torial urging the officers of the fed oration to give up the useless fight as all the mines were working with practicallp a full force. This was immediately followed by a raid on the Record office in which the ma chinery was damaged and much of it ruined. Referring to this editorial and the action of the Federation officials the Record says in its issue of the eighth instant: “It is practically useless to argue with the preseut officials of the Fed eratioo. They have no sympathy in their hearts for these suffering peo ple here and those who have been deported. The Record has made a •nanly fight for the rank and file of (hat organization, but it was not so vere enough for tuo officials; it was argumentative and not abusive, and they considered that poor work, so that when this plant was wrecked a mouth ago tomorrow, the manage ment of this institution received not a word of sympathy from those of ticials or one cent of reward or pay toward repairing the damages. “The serious mistake of the West ern Federation of Miners is that they have allowed the head offices to be filled with socialists in place of diplo matic men and men with sympathy for their following. There never was a better class of miners organiz ed than tbo«e who were working Ihe mines of this district one year ago, but they took an obligation and that obligation has not been abused by them but by the men that had them by virtue of that obligation in con fcrol. “When called upon to walk out from the best labor conditions known in the country they obeyed, though 1)0 per cent of them feared it meant hardships and starvation for their families, yet the leaders of that or ganization forced them to swallow the dose prepared for them, and the result is that there is no organiza tion by that name in the Cripple Creek district today. Who’s respon sible I* Deportations were in force here when the Western Federation hold sway —they are in force today, but the other fellow gives the com mand now ” There is little doubt that the edi tor of the Record reflects the views of the vast majority cf the conserva tive and law-abiding union men in OFFICIAL UElsrsr-IFEII ©F riJOTZTEKC CCTTITTT LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JULY 13, 1904. Colorado today. —Colorado Springs Telegraph. A Sound Platform. “This is not and never shall boa government of a plutocracy; it is But and never shall be a government by a mob. It is, as it has been and as it will be, a government in which every honest man, every decent man he he employer or employed, worker, mechanic, bauker, lawyer, farmer, be he who he may, if he acts squarely and fairly, if he does his duty by bis neighbor and the State, receives the full protection of the law and is given the amplest chance to exercise the ability that there is within him, alone or in combination with his fellows as he desires,” — Theodore Roosevelt. The Power of Courage. There was just one brave figure in the democratic national convention, and that was William J. Bryan. Whatever may be the eriors of Mr. Bryan in political judgment, he has the courage of his convictions and stands by them with the directness and intrepidity that Americans ad mire. If a gold plank, or one dis crediting the Kansas City platform, had been embodied in the resold tions, Bryan would have carried the fight into the convention. The Parkerites were afraid of the teHt. They flinched when they faced the ordeal. They showed the same cowardice when they surrendered their right to try conclusions with a gold plank on the convention floor. It could have beeu passed by a sini pie majority, and the Parkerites gave their candidate two—thirds on the first ballot. Bryan would have fought the financial plank to a finish in the convention unless acceptable to him. The Parker forces lacked the honesty and the nerve to contend for their views in the same manly way. They backed down. On that essential point, with all the power of a large majority on their side, they surrendered to Bryan, leaving him untouched aH the exponent of the party’s latest financial utterance. Jt is said that Mr. Parker will now proceed to give views not iu accord with the platform. Here again is the mark of cowardice. Why did Parker fail to speak on fiuance or any other subject before the couveo tion? Tho delegates in that case could have governed themselves in telligently. Parker chose to be si lent, and the platform also is silent, on Bryan’s compulsion. The skulk ing'tactics of Hill in the whole Par ker business are a repulsive episode. Bryan stripped off the mask and the platfoi in, by its omission, betrays the pusillanimity of the political managers he bearded with their big hut craven majority behind them, I'arker expected a trimming, decep tiye platform to which he could sub scribe, or else one containing sub stantially a gold plank. What is before him is a sneaking document, with u hole in it, made by Bryan, single-handed, but indomitable. Bry an is a bigger American than Parker can ever be. What are the financial views of the democratic party as far as they have been expressed? Tho only answer that can be made is to refer the inquirer k> tho platform of 1000, a reaffirmation of that of 1800. That is the party’s latest financial plank. Mr. Parker may bo for the gold standard, but he should have said so, if such is the case, before the nomi nation. His party has not so de dared. It backed away from a dis tinct opportunity to do it in a con vention in which its majority was ample. Cowards, it is said, are the object of divine hatred. They lire foreign to American history and alien to American character. Parker’s profound silence before tho conven tion and the surrender of his major ity, sufficiently stamp the flickering where there should have been man hood. Parker, with Hill as manag er, will not be wanted in tho White House. The people of the United States prefer courage to its opposite. What a pity that tho action of any leading political party in this conn try should call for the reminder.— Globe Democrat. Senator Patterson with tears as large as hail stones in his eyes de clares now that ho was always for ninst the boycott, the government and everything else. Only eight years ago be advised all Colorado people to boycott every newspaper in the state that supported the gold standard candidates, and now Tom is whooping it up for Goldbug Par ker louder than anyone. Facts mm Coal For the past six months it has been absolutely impossi ble to get Canon City coal, owing to the strike situation. But we are now pleased to state to our customers that we can furnish the only genuine Canon City coal in town. We have the exclusive agency *for this coal, and the Canon coal advertised by other dealers is only a substitute. When In Need of Ice or Coal • Call up Telephone 343 Black. We have a large quan tity of good natural ice, which is delivered to all parts of town every morning. aLamar Seed Co. Phone 343 Black BIG FRUIT CROP! Everybody can put up fruit this season and I can furnish you with MASON JARS, JELLY GLASSES, JAR FILLERS, PARAFINE and RUBBER RINGS at prices that will make you want to can more. Lemonade Sets and Glassware Warburjr THE FAIR EUI YOU NEED THEM! SCREEN DOORS LAMAR LUMBER CO. NUMBER 5.