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VOLUME XIX TOM WATSON ACCEPTS. Tho PoDulist Nominee'* Letter of Acceptance One of tho Most Visorous Documents of the Campaign. We publish below a few gems of good vigorous, plain spoken English from the populist nominee for Presi dent. They need no explanation ns everyone can tell just what he means &uc who he is talking about. “Harrison reduced the public debt by a quartor billion dollars, and Cleveland was not long in adding more than Harrison bud taken away It was a democratic congress pledged to ‘rigid economy’ which allowed the Chicago exposition to loot the treas ury of millions —time after time; and which gave to each member of the house a clerk at SIOO p* r month.” “Who could put faith in pledges of the party which has so little unity of conviction as the national democracy ? What party ever made and broke so many pledges ? What party ever changed its ground so often? What other party ever unloaded all of its principles at one quick tnrow dowo as they did at Saint Louis?” “The great party of s x and a half million voters sent their leaders to Saint Louis without any instructions to surrender to Wall street. Thut surrender created a profouud dis content which will not down. Mr. Bryan himself cannot make that bit ter pill palatable to the Bryamtes The sell out was too brazen, too sud den, too coni plote. Nobody suspect ed an earthquake like that The ground opened; and down into tin yawning chasm fell all the principles of the democratic party. These leaders went to Suiut Louis clothed from head to heel in good JefTerson democracy. When Dave Hill, Pa' McCarreu and August Belmont fin ished their work, the democratic boss es were so nearly nude that, had n been a personal matter rather than political, they could have bo-n in dictod for ‘a notorious act of public indecency.’ ” -* “Uoosovelt is a straight out re publican, who declares bold v for re publican principles, defiantly defend ing existing conditions. To attack him is a short, easy lob. He is s< conspicuous and stationary a target that no one who wished to take a shot at him could possibly miss the mark. He is not in ambush; he n behind no ‘blind’; be stands out in the open, and he says to his enemies. ‘Here I am —a republican who stands pat on all existing conditions; if yon want a fight, come on!’ Now, lean understand a republican like that; and, while I would love to make my battle axe ring on his helmet until one of us went down in political do feat and death, yet I could respect him all the while, as a foeman worthy of any man’s steel.” “How any party which has for re cent years stood for so many differ ent things and broken so many con tracts can now expect to be trusted is a puzzle in politics. The manner in which the platform of 1904 was evolved, the manner in which Par ker’s nomination was brought about, ought to intensify the distrust which the bad record of the party justly creates. Every line of tho platform seems to be in a tremble, lest if should displease the beneficiaries of class legislation. Every tone of its quaking voice seems to say to the corporations, don’t be afraid; I wou’t hurt you’ with the anxious fear of Hnug the Joiner, in ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream.’” “Roosevelt stands in the open, and dares Parker, defiantly, almost mockingly; and Barker meekly stays Out of the tight. In his formal let ter of acceptance he says that he takes up tho glove thrown at his feet, declaring that he will revoke that pension order No. 78. But in the Name breath, he hasteos to admit that Rooaeaelt did precisely what he, Parker, thinks ought to be done. If elected, he, Parker, will at once have congress do what Roosevelt has al ready done. Heavens! What a meek warrior is this! ‘Roosevelt did tne right thing, but not in the right way, aud if you will elect me president I will do the same thing iu the proper way!’ Did any nomi nee ever seek tho presidency on that ktud of a platform before?” “The uotorious old baud of bood The Lamar Register If you have the least* use in the world for WALL PAPER within the next* 3o days now is your opportunity TTUID I\ 011 every piece of wall paper we have in the house. Figure JL niEKU \jr M 1 up the cost and take off one-third. You cannot afford to miss this sale. If you have only a dollar to spare you can paper a fair-sized room with that much in a good quality of paper. Remember, we sell border by the roll same price as paper, not by the yard THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley. Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo. Icrs are there. W'hat may bo ex pected of them if Parker is elected can bo guessed by tkoso who remom her tho carnival of class legislation which reudered forever infamous the second administration of Grover l 'levelund The leopard ha-* not changed his spots, nor the Ethiopian his skin; that Cleveland crowd is hungry; it hasbten ‘out’ ulong time Woe uuto the people when that predatory baud got their clutches upon tho government again!” No higher tribute could be paid any candidate than that which is paid President Roosevelt by bis op ponent, and it is the estimate of the American people too without regard to party. He is behind “no blind,” but a man out iu the open with the courage of his convictious and road} to defend them agaiust all comers He is honest and sincere, and the voters believe in and trust him. He w 11 outrun his most popular local runniug mates iu 90 per cent of the counties of the country. Democratic Cheers tor Roosevelt. ucmovrnut; vnoois iui nuusoinu. At a recent campaign meeting in Sew York city a democratic orator had an unpleasant surprise. The -peaker was John Sharp Williams, th» Mississippi congressman who is mainly responsible for the iujection of the absurd race issue into the present campaign. He bad been ■Hiking about “Imperialism” and criticising the acts and character of President Roosevelt aud the audi ence bad listened with indifference, until he said: “If the republican party gets a new lease of favor at this election, we’ll have the same kind of a government, for the next four years that we’ve had for the List three.” Whereupon the audi ence rose to its feet and began cheer ing. There are thousands of democrats in every state who will sympathise with the feeling of those Brooklyn democrats toward President Loose velt. They appreciate his qualities of sturdy Americanism, his ability to do things when they need to be done, bis hatred of shams and pretense, his fearless honesty, his devotion to the interests of the common people and his intolerance of corruption, dinhouosty aud unlawful privilege. And they mean to pay him a high compliment in declaring that Roose velt is a pretty good democrat any how. How many ColoradD democrats are there who would not be glal if they could exchange as a presiden tial candidate the evasive and inex perienced Parker for tne tborougblv competent aud successful Roosevelt? How many Colorado democrats are there who do not know— whatever they may say —that as a business mauager for the American nation OrriCXXL iTETXrS3PJtS*32R OF PEO-BJEKS COVXITT LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 12, 1904. Roosevelt is immeasurably more com peteut than Parker? How many Colorado democrats are there who if they were in the election l»ooth with two ballots, one bearing the name of Roosevelt, and the ether the name oi Parker, would vote fur the man whose election ensures the continu atice of “the same kind of a govern ment for the next four )ears thut we've had for the last three?” It. is doubtful whether McKiuley, loved and respected as he was, pos sensed the confidence of his fellow Americans to a greater degree than the present occupant of the presi dential position. The of Roosevelt was secured by the peo pie in opposition to the politicians, and his re-election will not be en tirely a partisan matter in spite of the fact that there is no better rep resentative of true repnblicauism than President Roosevelt. Pueblo Chieftain. Trying to Scare the Farmers. ■ i img iw avxiv ms i — * ■ '"sis. One of the most palpable lies which the democratic managers aud the “Rod Flags” are reiterating day after day for the purpose of coufus ing and misleading the public mind is the atatement that the farmers will have to pay practically all the military debt. This statement is so absurd, so easily refuted, that it can o dy be regnrded as an insult to the intelligence of the state. 'The total asst seed valuation under the Orman administration was $475, 000,000; of this amount $44,000,- 000, or one tenth of the total, was the assessed valuation of the farm lands and improvements. In 1902 it was one-ninth of the total. This year the the total assessed valuation is $342,000,000. one ninth of this, or $38,000,000, represents the assess ed valuation of farming lands and improvements this year. The military debt is $700,000. The farmer’s share would therefore be one-ninth, or less than $85,000 This is tho “tremendous militay tax” about which the “Red Flags” and democrats are trying to worry the farmers. Under the system of valuation which has been in effect a farm val ued at $5,000 would be taxed about S 1,000 If the entire military debt of $700,000 was to be paid in one aisessment, the share of this farmer would be $2.23, or if it was to be paid by ten \ ear insurrection bonds his expeose, including principal and interest, would amount to about 25 cents per year. From this sample of willful mis representation on the part of the op ponents of Governor Peabody, an idea may be gaiued of the character of tho campaign they are waging. it would seem to be a sufficient humiliation for the loyal, law re specting democrats to see their party allied with the forces of disorder and violence without the leaders show ing ho much contempt for their in telligence an to expect them to he lieve such transparent falsehoods as this “farmers pay the tax” fake.— Colorado Springs Telegraph Prosperity Lane. Ersie Cooper left last Saturday f«u a visit with relatives aud friend* near Wiuterset, lowa. Roy Wright has been appointed as carrier for Mail Route No. 2. H*- is a worty young man and will un doubtedly give satisfaction. Clem Thom an yisited a day or so with his parents last week. He is working in Idaho and stopped off on bis way to the World’s Fair. The recent flood did much dam age to the farmers on the lane. Crops of all kinds, pastures aud fences being rained wherever the water overflowed them. George Wright left for La Junta Tuesday night, where he has secur ed employment with the Santa Fe. Alya Deeter left last Saturday for St. Louis where be will take in the sights of the “Pike” and the big fair for a couple weeks. Mr. Lafferty has sold bis farm to Messrs. Adams and McLean of La mar for a good figure. Gkin.ni.sc Isaac Empire Valley. Beet digging has progressed so far as to enable growers to estimate the tonnage which will in most fields be up to expectations, being from 12 to 25 tons per acre. John Tbouian has been making headquarters at one of the leading hostelries at Lamar for the past two weeks in order that treatment could be giveu to some fractnred bones in one of his feet, the result of fractious bovine in Mr. Thurston’s dairy herd. The long continued rains have made wheat seeding favorable in the preparation of the soil aud growth. Never before have all conditions been so propitious, aud a bumper crop can be counted on. A large in creased acreage has been sown. May Valley, District No. 3, cast a unanimous vote in favor of the high school proposition. That is just the way No. 3 does things in educational lines. There is some doubt of our leaping the benefit though, however, as other districts through lack of in formation or short sightedness, voted against the movement and thus May Valley is not “contiguous” to other territory in the high school district, and is now prevented from reaping ho benefits as other rural districts in different parts of the county. This mattor was of great importance aud should have been given greeter publicity by meetings aud in dis cussions, previous to the election, in all districts where a vote was taken. Johu Shaw, wife uud two sous, formerly of this valley, but uow of Stockton, Kansas, visited with friends here recently. They were traveling overland to New Mexico where tbe> go for the benefit of Mrs. Stiaws’ health. W. W. Craven, of Sullivan, Ills , visited with his uncle, J. B. Davis, and family last week, ami also look ed over the valley. He departed for hie home byway of Ends, Denver, Omaha, and St. Louis, Monday, a -by Miss Mattie Davis, who went to assist iu making prep arations in the family to come to Colorado, where Mr. C. expects to make his fntuie borne His coming will add greatly to the wealth aud good citizenship of Browers county It ia told that Ole Jonson of Min ewota, traveled byway of the Lamar rauch recently, and in need of a wrench, asked C. B. Ray if be had a “monkay wranch.” No, said Ray, 1 have a hog ranch. Ole must have been convinced of the fact when shown about 1400 bead of bogs granting their appreciation of the luxuriant and nutritious alfalfa and of the feeds of corn that is sand wiched iu as a ration, between times. If you haven’t visited this model ranch, you should do so. Mr. Ray is a prince of good fellows aud will “show you.” There has been no frost up to this time aud much late alfalfa seed has matured and though the yield will be much below former yeais, the ng gregate yield in the valley will be more than was expected a month ago. Rio. Tennis Rackets and Balls at cost at McLean's Drug Store. FOR TBADE —First-Class Stock Ranch, in Baca county. Well improved plenty df water and timber. Will trade for good alfalfa farm under Fort Lyon canal. O. S. Smith. If you are looking for a safe, profit able investmeht, see P. R. Mathew* Solicitor for “Tho Banker’s Life Insurance Ass’s, of D s Moines, lowa,** now in its twenty-fifth year. j'iloYouWaiittoSeiifi ♦ If you want to sell your J i farm, ranch, cattle or « f sheep, list them with me J ♦ ff you have alfalfa hav V X and pasture land see me I 4 J also loan money on real J a and personal property. f | W. J. MILLSIP j £ Room 8 Foley Block J MS Shoes! j Shoes! 1 Shoes! Our Fall Stock of Shoes 1 as AHrrived | Our line of Queen Quality Shoes was C never so well represented. Security '| School Shoes for Youths and Misses. | The very best Heavy Work Shoes, *' All Kinds and All Prices. CHURCH BROS.! LAMPS! LAMPS! LAMPS! LAMPS! LAMPS! THE FAIR fe&l THE LAMAR LUMBER CO. Largest and Best Stock in the Valley of *se t Lumher, Pal#, Oil ana Glass WE WON’T BE UNDERSOLD. 8 Pages NUMBER 18.