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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 valley. Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo. Deserting the Sinking Ship. In the following editorial the Chi cago Chronicle announced its re nunciation of allegiance to the dem ocratic party: “When one thousand men repre Renting the democrats of the United States, most of them chosen with much difficulty as representatives of what is called conservative democra cy, permit a mere demagogue to bully them into wrong doing, it must be that the demagogue is great er thau the party. “Two-thirda of the delegates to the national democratic convention voted for Judge Parker on the first ballot —the man whom Mr. Bryan had traduced for three months, the man whose friends Mr. Bryan had vilified, the man whom Mr. Bryan had said should not be nominated and could not be elected. “When a cowardly committee rep resenting these delegates brought in a platform which was silent on the money question not a voice was rais ed in expostulation or protest. While hundreds were ready to shout for Parker, not one appeared in defense of elementary democracy. “Mr. Bryan not only graciously permits the democratic party to name a candidate whom he has done his best to defeat in advance, but places him on a platform with a bole iu it big enough to drop the entire party through. “It is bad enough to have Mr Bryan dominating radical democrat ic conventions. When Mr. Bryan is able to silence a “conservative” clem ocratic convention the situation be comes intolerable. A mixture of W illiam J. Bryanism and David B. Hillism is insupportable. “Disagreeing fundamentally with this leader and this party in most things and agreeing with the repub lican party in the essentials of its creed, the Chronicle today takes leave of the democratic party and allies itself with the republicans. “As at present constituted and led, the democratic patty is a menace to the peace, the prosperity and the integrity of the United states and their people, it has discarded demo cratic principles and taken up with the radicalism of populists and so cialists and the obstructionism and the cowardice of wreckers and dema gogues. No good can come out of it. With -a blank for a candidate and a blank for a platform it will become more and more a contempti ble instrumentality for the exploita tion of William J. Bryan and the school of demagogues following in his train.” Thinks It Rotten. An ex-democratic state official of Missoori writing to the Globe-Demo crat on the recent democratic con vention has the following to say: “He has raised the high water mark of bunko in the democratic party of the East, an’ a man who can do that is no slough, I’m a tollin' you. Cleveland set it so darned high that there’s got to be a rainy summer like this one to set it higher. Parker is the rainmaker who’s done the job, but there’s this difference between him an’ Cleveland: The party repudiated Cleveland an’ ttirowed him over io a platform that run over him as plain as if we’d men tioned him by name. When it come to Parker we just set there, an’ after that man bunkoed us by not Bayin’ a word about what he thought o’ the gold standard or about anything else, till after we’d made up our miud to take him like a pig in a poke, when be sent us word that he didn’t agree with our platform an’ he wuuted us to know that he thought hisself better thau the plat form we’d made. That’s the way tbe party’s got all over the country now, an’ I guess Bryan is right in puttin’ off reor ganizin’ it till next winter, after the election, for then would be a better time than now. It’s too warm now, an, if anybody tried to stir the old thing up to reorganize it now, he’d he arrested for committin’ a nuis ance. When Bryan reorganizes it, it won’t smell so bad, for it’ll be dead. It’s a hard thing to say of any party that it’ll smell better dead than livin’. But I can see that’s what Bryan thinks. An’ I think so, too.” Strong Language from a Strong Democratic Paper. No democrat who is not utterly blind can fail to see that the con ventiou has not made its appeal in a way to regain for the party the con fidence of the people. The dull, brutiah stupidity of the refusal to OmClAli 2TET2TSPJI.PER OF PROTSTEEC CC Vl-TTTr LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. JULY 20, 1904. recognize the established and immut able fact of the gold standard pio vokes distrust even more than the immorality of the underlying mo tive of it all. As well deny that the sun is a source of light ami heat, or refuse to affirm or deny the law of gravitation. The voters are not fools, they will not pour powder in to the hands of fools. This lurch toward Bryanism comes, too, a-top of the Hearst disgrace. That is vastly more loathsome and repulsive than Bryanism. The presence of a hundred or more Hearst delegates sitting in a democratic convention is evidence not simply of corruptibility, but of hopeless, downright driveling idiocy, such as no party in thiscouu try has ever previously exhibited. The two together, the Hearst dele gatious and the successful assault of Bryau upon the vital and saving part of the platform, reveals to the astonished country, which had ex pected something very different, a condition of the democrattc party not very much better thau its condi tion during the Bryau supremacy. The democracy is far is only convalescent. —New York Times. Henry Cassaway Davis, Limited Henry Gassaway Davis has announc ed that he will net “gassaway” to any great extent during the coming campaign. Six speeches are said to be the limit decided opou for tbe octogenarian multi millionaire wbo bas been selected by democracy to assist Judge Parker to defeat. Tbe democratic managers will, without doubt, receive tbe accept ance to their program by Mr. Davis wish unfeigned joy, for tbe vonor able Croesus was not chosen because of bis ability as a campaigner, but of his remarkable success as an ac cumulator of wealth and his gener oub disposition in regard to its dis tribution for political purposes. While the cash contributions of the Honorable Henry Gassaway Dav is and those of his friends, will be most welcome it would be extremely poor politics to send him out upon a campaigning trip. The average democrat bas a holy horror of tbe very word “corporation.” It is bad enough that they have to live in a laud where corporations and combinations of capital are allowed to exist, and to have a genuine trust candidate foisted upon them by D. B. Hill, of Albany, and August Bel moat, of Wall Street, New York, but to have a fabulously rich railway president who is either at the head of, or a director in, innumerable cor porations and trusts, sent out to spellbiud and to enthuse the rank and file, would really be “too much.” Therefore while the financial con tributions of the Honorable Henry Gassaway Davis will be welcome his oratorical contributions will be limit ed to the small uumber of six, for which the alleged trust busters in the party will be most profoundly grateful. Inasmuch as the scheme to de ceive the voters upou the money question went through, the inaimg ers see no reason why they should net also be deceived as to their vice presidential candidate, and so the “foot race” referred to by Mr. Bry an has begun, and the rout predicted by him will follow in due course. — Colorado Springs Telegraph. State Tax Bugaboo. A number of democratic papers have been publishing un article taken from the irresponsible Pueblo Opin ion, and trying to frighten people about the high taxes that will be caused by the state militia expense for the past year. By multiplying the highest previous estimate of tbe military expenses by six and arbi trarily forcing the state authorities to*pay the entire amount in one year they succeeded in forcing state taxes up to the average school district tax es. The fact is that the paobahle expense is about $500,000 and if paid iu the usual way will cause a levy of 2 tenths of one mill per year and the man with a valuation of s>!,• 000 which is above tbe average, would pay just 20 cents. Any good citizen would rather pay 20 cents than see the state run by anarchists, who blow men up with dyaamite be cause they work for a living. One of the Rockefeller's has re signed his position on the Union League republican campaign com mittee, because Parker is the family candidate for president. Facts Ab<,ut Coal For the past six months it has been absolutely impossi ble to get Canon City coal, owing to the strike situation. But we arc now pleased to state to our customers that we can furnish the only genuine Canon City coal in town. We have the exclusive agency Jfor 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 ol good natural ice, which is delivered to all parts of town every morning. Tl,e Lamar Seed Co. Phone 343 Black r ~ " Lamar Souvenirs Something New, Attractive and Cheap We have just received the first con ignment of a $5OO order of Souvenirs of Lamar. They are in attractive designs and reasonable in price, anil are a nice present to give your visi tors or send to distant friends. Bargains in Dinner and Tea Sets Our chinaware department is being liberally patronized. Low prices for standard ware are the winning attraction. 1 the fair Iheb. YOU NEED THEM! SCREEN DOORS LAMAR LUMBER CO. NUMBER 6.