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VOLUME XXI. Story Of American Expansion. Did Census Director S N. D. North, when he was preparing his figures, just published, of the Unit ed States’ growth in manufactures in the past five years, think of the acute Americans who long ago at tempted to gauge their country’s future? Possibly not. In one of his latest messages to Congress Lin coln said that if the rebellion should be suppressed the country would have 100,000,000 people by 1000. This has turned out to be a little ebove the mark, though the forecast seemed to be justified by such data as were available at the time. For several decades in the first half of the nineteenth century American and foreign writers on the growth of the United States marveled at the accuracy of the prophecy made by Elkanah Watson, early in the cen tury, about the country’s increase n population in the next seventy or eighty years. For thirty or forty years his estimates, partly through annexations of territory, agreed olosely with the figures which were revealed by the successive decennial enumerations by the national author ities. When Franklin, shortly be fore the beginning of the Americau war of independence, told the Brit ish house of commons that if Ameri can grievances were redressed the thirteen colonies would keep on doubling in inhabitants every 25 years, he could have given some powerful reasons for the faith that was in him. But in the matter of the country’s expansion in industries, wealth and social sway nations of the earth, hope never told half so buoy ant a tale to any of those old-time Americans as the passing years have revealed to us. Director North’s figures, which have just been made public, relate only to tue increase in manufactures from 1900 to 1905, but these show a growth which has had no parallel in any other country and whioh has seldom been equaled in the United States- Although the increase in population could not have been above 10 per cent in the five years, the expansion in capital in vested in manufactures was 42.8 per cent in wages of employes 82 8 percent, in expense of manufacture 68 per cent, in cost of materials St per cent and in value of product 32 per cent. In all parts of the coun try, in Oklahoma and Indian Terri tory, as well as in New York and Massachusetts, this expansion was in progress. It was no part of Di rector North’s work to go beyond this bare record, and bp stuck to bis text He could have told, if he had wished, that the United States pass ed Great Britain in manufactures back in 1880 and became the first of the world’s nations in that field; that it took tbe lead in coal production in 1900; that it produces more iron and steel than England, Germany and France combined; that it went to the front of the world’s nations in merchandise exports in 1900; and that, also in 1900, it surpasses Great Britain, combined with either Ger many or France, in wealth. More over, our evacution of China in 1901, whioh constrained all the rest of the allied nations to follow our example and thus to save China from dis memberment, and our work in bring ing the Russo-Japanese peace of Portsmouth in 1905, tell the story of American world leadership in civil ization and progress.—Globe-Demo crat. Irrigation Workers. ' The men who are pushing irriga tion into the arid regions of the great West are benefiting more of the populace of this country directly than any other body of men who are interested in public work. More irrigation means many more productive homes foi individual farmers, and homes that, once occu pied will not be deserted, as crops and prosperity are insured to the farmer who has the water supply un der his control. Irrigation means more traffic for the railroads, more and better food for the people who live where food is scarce and high. It develops those regions of the country that most need developing; it relieves conges tion in the older agricultural rogions by affording new and attractive fields for the progressive young men. It is a work that should be more ap predated and encouraged. —N. Y. •San. The Lamar Register QprP I A I WATCH ES ! WATCH ES ! 01 LUI H L Well avejust purchased from a large wholesale Jewelry a a a- House in Kansas City their entire stock of Watches and Cases \ A I P at 20 per cent off regular net wholesale prices. These movements ■■ ™ are all standard makes including Waltham, Elgin, and other A r standard movements. Cases include Boss Crescent and Royal y j 20 year gold filled cases. Also nickel and silver cases. We are ... - now in position to sell watches at regular wholesale price. Don’t All |1 L V miss this opportunity as they will not last long. Call soon and ■ W Fa I UllliU see our goods and get our prices. PHONE NO. 122 BLACK MCLEAN BROTHERS Druggists and Jewelers AN UNOSTENTATIOUS BUT SAC RIFICIAL CHARITY. The universal generosity with which the country has respended to the ueed of San Francisco has made all humanity rejoice that the soul of mau 18 not absorbed in its conquests for gold, nor his conscience dead to the persuasive appeal of want. A catastrophe which can do that, how ever rapacious its destruction of property and however merciless its sacrifice of human life, is not alto gether without compensation. We have seen the famous and the obscure, the opuleht and the poor, give freely of what they possessed that the hungry and homeless of Frisco might be speedily and plen teously succored in an hour of su preme ordeal. And these we have applauded, just as men, yielding to that which is God like in them, have ever applauded a charity which comes from the heart and in which there is no leaven of Fhariseeism. We have made no distinctions in awarding our praise of all this out pouring of tine charity, although now and then the munificence of an indi vidual gift has halted and held our admiration for a moment. Nor do we intend now to note the charity of one man above that of another, bat we do intend to call attention to a charity, on behalf of stricken and trembling Frisco, which has been so complete and boundless that it rises to the superb quality of a sacrifice. About this charity there has been little said, nor has it sought notorie ty we have in mind that it is never clamorous for public attention. This same charity came to the rescue of Galveston when the State sneaked behind an archaic constitu tion and whined that it could not come to the relief of its own Btncken and desolate city. The self-sacri ficing charity to which we refer was that of the railroads —American rail roads, if you please. The twin devil of hurricane aud tidal wave, that demolished twenty millions of property and seventy five hundred lives at Galveston, de stroyed every foot .of trestle and every span of iron that let the rail roads over the bay from the main land to Galveston Island. These railroads asked for no public sympa thy, aud they knew the public would not help them. Stonier of heart than that, and seasoned to disaster by bitter experiences, they set about repairing the disaster without hesi tation. One of them, the Gulf, Col orado A Santa Fe, reconstructed its outlet to the mainland before the smoke from the funeral pyres of the dead on the island Had ceased to lloat out to sea. All of them carried the homeless survivors of the Gal veston disaster to friends and rela tives in the interior as far as their lines extended, and then still other lines picked the refugees up in free and welcoming cars and hutried them orrxc?xx.ij irEur3Px.PEB or xmo cs'jtjjty LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO WEDNESDAY. JUNE 27. 1906. forward to their destination. Mean time, these railroads brought in the military, and stores, and supplies to the dazed men and women of the island who had began the task of rehabilitation. And all this with out one dollar of compensation, and without the hope of reward of any kind. Whosoever says this was not a superb aud sacrificial charity is an iugrate, aud would not himself give charity unless he knew beforehand that the deed would be paraded in the market places with vulgar osten tation. But the railroads said noth ing about it. It is not their way. Even when Galveston had set its face with courage to the future, and had buckled its faith to its sea-wall pro ject, the railroads came to the rescue with heavy purchases of bonds, which backed up hesitant confidence and made the enterprise one of the most conspicuous engineering tri umphs of the age. Aud about this they said nothing. Afterward, when the State harassed ttiem with barra trous damage suits aud sought in flagrant disregard of the constitu tion and the rights of property to make them carry an unequal and ex cessive part of the burdens of gov erutnent, they did not remind the State of their chanties. They took tojk their medicine aud relied npou the law to protect them from inap preciation, ingratitude and confisca tion. It is their way. At San Francisco there has been a disaster that in property loss is great er aud more diffuse than was that of Galveston. There was no such loss of life as at Galvestoa. But that fact has made Sau Francisco a great er charge on charity, The sea swal lowed up most of the dead at Gal veston, and the dead the sea spared were consumed by tire. It is the living poor, not the dead poor, that taxes humanity and its charity. It is so at San Francisco, where there are more tbau 200,900 homeless. It is coincidental, or rather it is a verification that history repeats itself, that two of the great railroads that suffered aud contributed most at Galveston should be the greatest sufferers and readiest and most gen erous contributors at Sau Francisco. These are the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe t aud the Southern Paoitic systems. The horror of the situa tion at San Francisco had scarcely dawned npon the country before these great systems had placed their passenger and freight service, and their thousands of employes at the free command of the stampeded vic tims of the catastrophe. These great systems traverse miles and miles of unproduotiye ter ritory on their way to the Pacific. Their cost of operation is terrific; and these lines represent the best daring and the most engaging up timisrn that have ever been mani fested in railway coustruction. When they turned over their trains, equip ment and employes to San Francisco they displayed a charity beside which individual charity is almost inconsequential, aH a fine and laud able as it has been. Nor can this sacrificial charity be decried on the ides or the fact that in time they will make the money back. Money swallowed up in ca tastrophe is not made back. It is lost forever. The railroads will got back to conditions that will enable them to earn as much as before, but the money and tune and service they have given to San Francisco will uot be restored them in dollars and Postal Cigar Stand Located m the Opera House Barber Shop Handles 90 Different Kinds Sole agents for all styles Chancellors, Lawrence Barrett, La Confesion, and Key Vest Queen, best 5c Cigar on earth. Special Rates by the Box Also it full line of SMOKING and CHEWING TOBACCOS Come in see us EVERETT & CHURCH Dealers In GROCERIES QUEENSWARE AND FURNISHINGS / Sole Agents for the Celebrated JUS: “QUEEN QUALITY" 0| SHOES We also carry a large stock of other makes. When you ueed anything in footwear, remember we have them. cents. The very conditions that-will bring them rewards in the prospeJ ity of the future, will be as much of their rnakiug, if not more, than that of any other agency that stands for perpetuity and development. Are railroad corporations soulless? YVe summon but two wituessea, aud they are all-sufficient to this inquiry. Stand up, Galveston! Stand up, Sau Francisco! You cau make naught but negative answers. Make them, aud silence, if yon may, these puny pessimists aud detractors with whom to sneer ut virtue is a habit aud iugratitude a constitution al quality. —The Current issue, Austin, Texas. UNION HOTU BARBER SHOP john nckinley prop. Room next Telephone Exchange Everything new aud clean. Give us a call if you want a first-class shave or hair-cut WANTED Information wanted as to the present residence of the follow ing named persons who former ly resided in or near Lamar: ROBERT L. SPENCE JAMES RODGERS WENZEL KLECAN JOHN W. COLEMAN JAMES M. COOPER FRANK E. BRACE Address J. K, Doughty. La mar, Colorado. THIS MONTH AND NEXT You will need Water Coolers, Lemonade Sets Lemon Squeezers, Ice Picks Ice Cream Dishes, Fruit Jars Jelly Glasses, Caps and Rubbers Fireworks A large assortment of Fireworks and Flags. 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