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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
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.
The Lamar Register
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
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
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
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
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
Come in see us
Dealers In
/ Sole Agents for the Celebrated
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.
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
Information wanted as to the
present residence of the follow
ing named persons who former
ly resided in or near Lamar:
Address J. K, Doughty. La
mar, Colorado.
You will need
Water Coolers, Lemonade Sets
Lemon Squeezers, Ice Picks
Ice Cream Dishes, Fruit Jars
Jelly Glasses, Caps and Rubbers
A large assortment of Fireworks and Flags. The best
line I have ever carried. The prices arc right.
Who Made That Break?
Well, no matter what broke it, or who broke it, bring it
to our new shop and we will repair it.
Oh ye«, we hare the agency for the old reliable Singer
and Wheeler ft Wilson Hewing mauhinen, THE TWO
a., m. ziaauiEi <* 00.
B. B. Brown, Free. A. N. Pakkihh, Vioe Fres. W. 0. Gould, dasher
The First National Bank
Capital 850,000 Surplus 810,000
B. B. Bkown. T. M. Brown. W. G. Uoulu.
M. D. Thatchkb. A. N, Parrish.
Heal Estate, Loan
lnsuranee Agent
1 lioto'm ‘Mioalth in it.’’ It. cl«him>*« an I imif- wliolii h>i.*hiii nut! tfivoi* uatur* a uew
FEBRI-TONE in the lu st body builder an I NON-ALCOHOLIC TONIC on th<* market.
It * ti*eiu bow.-I dntordnr*. i* important. It will diifo.t 800 tium* itr, weight of milk or
euK”. Try it today aud Imj convinced.
If your dniKKiat down dot hi«II Kuliri-Tono, liav» him ordur it for you at onc« or w» will
•«ud if. to you by mail.
The Febri-Tone Chemicul Co., Greeley, Colo.
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