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VOLUME XXIV. Three Months of Taft. Three months of Mr. Taft In the White Houee. What la the state of •the country? Here to Washington, where the course that Mr. Taft is pursuing is being constantly viewed with, refer ence to Its relations to domestic busi ness conditions, the Impression is strong that a modem magic worker has been busy to bring, about a busi ness iboorn during the revision of the tariff, undertaking low level depres sion following a panic. AdtuinJatra tious are held responsible for pan ice. Why should they not be given credit for prosperity? That is the argu ment. Tumult has been transferred from the White House to the Senate. When men are called liars it hap pens now under the dome of the cap ital. Mt. Taft has been in the of fice 94 day**. There have been but three messages to Congress making recommendations. One, of 340 words related to Uhe tariff; another relat ed to the failure of self-government In Porto Rico; another related to t lie success of self government In Cuba. There have been no proseo-iUone instktuted against corporations witu a oross baud, but tnui uocsu l iaieu.. that no prosecutions will bu ioogi4.u rater with dignity and sobriety. There have been no altercations with Na ture laairs, rlilc mauuiacture>s o. pnotographers. There lias been b one luspired statement as to whu. the President wanted Congress to dJ, and the Nebraskan who put it fortn was placed under the '‘lid” and the lid was sat upon. Oh, lots of things have not been done since March 4. The patriot wh< wanted commissions for this, that and the other. In opposition to Con gress, has gone home to wait for better and brighter times. The muc k raker has departed to roost at the health Tesort and the ibreak/aat-food factory. The Idealist, who desired congressional laws overridden, has turned hte attention to architecture and landscape gardening. The Cab inet minister who would spend SI,OOO 000 on a government building with out complying with the law had his ambitious wings clipped. Comparisons are odious. It will be more to the point to show what Mr. Taft h**- Initiated and how be has done It. What are the signs and fin ger boards he placed along his court** during the three months.? Well, for one thing, Senator Hale and Representative Tawney.chairman of the House Committee on Appro print ions, are quite convinced that the government of the United States in now a lawablding concern. The government Itself is setting an ex ample, according to these men, that the laws of the United State* must be obeyed by officials, as well as by the corporations, and the •latboi' unions. Hard as the pill has been to swallow, the navy department has yielded its contention that the com ma nder-fn-chief Is supreme, and l> obedience to a law of Congress, mar ines have gone back on board the battleships. The Department of Justice, the De partment of Commerce and Ladorand the Interstate Commerce Commission have flown from an ok! praetdee. and •no longer 1* the Bureau of Corpora tions used as a collector of evidence in criminal prosecutions. Hardship though it may he, retired naval off! cers, hale and hearty, have been re Meved from assignments to active duty and have gone into retirement, because the Attorney General said the practice was illegal. The Sec ret Service has been restored to It* statutory operations. Very long steps have been taken in the direction of the reign of the Haw. A great believer in terminating •the law’s delay and Insuring even handed justice to all classes, Mr. Taft has been the mainspring in this re volution. But he has gone further than this. Hand in hand with the restoration of •the law lias come a fixed and serious policy on the part of the President to take the Federal Judiciary out of pol itics. It is aso his effort to raise the standard of Federal Judges as high as intelligent selection can ele vate It. Mr. Taft Is deeply interest ed Jn this, and his friends regard it «s one of the great moves of his car reer as President. He has shown it tin almost every appointment. Wash ington Dispatch in New York Herald. Leading Democrats on Bryan. Said Senator Simmons, of North Carolina, recently in the Senate: “After following Mr. Bryan for twelve years to defeat and disaster, I do not see what right he has to dictate to us in the Senate, who are attempting to put the party before the people in a manner which will enable It .to recover from the effects of his leadership. As far as I am concerned, it Is wholly immaterial -what he says about me. For'unately Mj. Bryan la not in the position to The Lamar Register decide who is and who i* not a Dem ocrat. In voting on the tariff 1 am considering the interest and the will of the peopJe of my state, just as Mr. Bryan did. I have onrty to u.i s.wer to the people of North Caro.i . and care absolutely nothing as to what Bryau thinks or writes.” “Who gave Bryan the right to say who is and who is not a Democrat?” snorted Senator Tillman, of South Carolina. “I am not worrying about what he or anyone else says. 1 an swer only to the people of my State. They wild attend to me if I am not doing right, and 1 am willing to sub mit my record to them. 1 am against free raw material, and believ as Senator Bailey does, that such a policy is not Dineocraic doctrine.” ‘‘lt appears to me,” said Senator Smith, of Marylnd, “that Mr. Br.vai should give the Democrats in Con gress an opportunity to work out the salvation of tiie party. He has had his opportunity to lead the party to victory, and has uterly failed. We are trying to make a record in the Senate, which can. be defended be fore the country, and Mr. Bryan should at least wait untH the bill Is passed before he begins to attack the members of his party In Congress.” Bristol's Church Cleared of Debt. The program of dedication services .vere cavrled out in a creuitable ma.i ler tor the dedication- of the Bristol ->l. E. church latrt. Sunday. The musi* •van furnished by a chorus of over -wenty voices and the manner of ax ;<ution showed careful preparation. The solo by Miss Belle Haven; duel uiy Della Drugger and Grace Kenney. inA quartette by Mrs. Stivers, Mrs. Nichols and Welter Punt coney and J. B. Nichols deserves special men tion. At 10:30 o’clock Chancellor Iluch tel delivered a masterful sermon and at the close read the statement of receipts and expenditures furnished by the Board of Trustees. S6OO was needed to pay all Indebtedness and at he call of the Chancellor a liber al resiponce was given and before the meeting "closed $702 was sutoscrilxMl. This amount was increased to over S3OO before the close of the evening service. At 2:30 o’clock after the picnic linner, the Chancellor preached agai and the church was presented for de dication by the Trustees and officers of the church. The beautiful dedi catory service was read by Rev. R. A. Chase- and Chancellor Buchtel. In the evening an appropriate ser mon was delivered by the Rev. R. A. Chose, which was a fitting close of the day’s services. The Board of Trustees are to be congrautlated on their work and the people in general are to be highly praised for their liberal offerings. Barge crowds attended each ser vice and there were but few who did not contribute something to show there lutereat in the work of th« church. We understand that the basement will be fitted up for a soc ial hall in the near future and when this Is done Bristol will boast of a church that will be adequate to all their needs. —Granada Times. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the stockholder:-: of The Comm recta! Club As sociation will be held at the Club Rooms of the said Association in the Town of lanmr. County of Prowers and State of Colorado, on Tuesday, the 13th day of J-uly. A. D. 1909 a: 7:30 o’clock p. m. for the election of a Board of Directors for the ensuing year and such other business- as inay properly come before the meeting. June 9, 1909. C. C. GOODALE. Secretary. TWENTY YEAE AGO. Notes From Lamar Register of June 22. 1889. The first meeting of the Prowers County Teachers Association was called for July 29, 1889, by County Superintendent F. E. Irwin. Prowers and Bent county Commis sioners were still holding joint ses sions trying to make a settlement. E. B. Leatherman was appointed superintendent of the eastern divi sion of the Henry ditch this week. SaJairy S9O per month. C. C. Goodale and D. E. Cooper will get water from the Bed Rock ditch next week when it will be completed to their farms. J. W. Golladay left Monday for Pue bio to join the Ogden excursion. He proposes to see Utah for himself. The ladies of Lamar took charge ol the Fourth of July preparations. Mrs. Goodale, Mrs. Cooper and and Mrs. Fuller were the only present day Lamarltea In the large Hat of com mittees. 3 waaraparuß 3** T’3*3*.xrE:xtiS c3TT3stt-s- LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1909. Do You Need a Good Watch? Does your Watch need Repairing If so, and you need anything else in Jewelry or Repair Work, Come to McLEAN BROS. The Old Reliable Druggists and Jewelers Our Mr. Hanson, who has had charge of our Jewelry Department for the past four years, has left our employ. 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