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VOLUME XXIV. AGRICULTURAL DISPLAY. The Fair Association Will Make It the Best in the History Of the Fair. The Fair Association has author ized S-upt. G. A. Watson, of the agricultural department, to appoint a number of a-sstetants, and he has named J. R. Pierson for WJley, W. P. James for May Valley. C, H. Hackett for the soifth side, Walter Kastman of Galatea for Kiowa coun ty and Dr. F. Regnler of Regnier for liaca comity. There Is quite a rivalry as to which locality will send the bewt display andall will send splen did specimens of their crops. Mr. Watson will spare no efforts t< make this display complete and en tries can be made at his office at any time. Mr. F. H. Rosacrans, as sistant secretary, will be there to make entries. There are special prizes offered for the locality sending best dis plays of crops. The prizes being some for irrigated crops and others for dTy land crops. If you have any good crops to exhibit see the superintendent or some of his as sistants. DEMOCRATIC ECONOMY. Wiped Out Surpluls in Six Months, And Howling far Mare. Colorado 1» getting what it voted for in large chunoks these days. Th democrats when retiring before left behind a deficit of a half million, and republican administrations in six years paid this off and on re tiring left a surplus of $.100,000. In just sbt months the present demo cratic state officers have got away wltn this surplus, and are now try Ing to force the assessors of the state to raise the valuations of the people $30,000,000 In order to give them another $240,000 raise for their two years in addition to the sur plus already expended. The assessors refused to be -bull dozed even by Honestjohn’s threats to -remove tiheon from office if they held back the swag from himself and associates. The assessors atood to gether and. although they were pun ished by thavlng their expenses and pay refused them, voted unanimously to stand pat on their work. Democracy comes high but Colo rado was determined to s-wallow any dose in order to get Hughes, the' corporation lawyer, for senator, and they got him. The Now Tariff Bill. In presenting the Conference Re port on the tariff bill to the House of Representatives, Mr. Payne said: “We have revised the tariff and have taken off unnecessary duties, not ail along the Hue. but in our re vision of the tariff we have revised the tariff downward, and yet we hav held the scales so evenly that we have done no injury to any workman In the United Statee/to any -workshop •In the United States, to any farm or any factory, to any mine or citizen of the United States.” Mr. Payne concluded his remarks as follows: “Let us start the remaining idle wheels of industry; let us put every man who wants to work at work; let us bu-Lhd up the happy homes in tihe United States as they will be, and they will ibring the great paeans of their applause for your patriotism and statesmanship in meeting this emergency.” These remarks. In brief, cover the history of the making of the tariff or 1909, and the results as embodieu iu the completed bill. In the flrsA place It was recogniz ed that the bill must bring increased revenue to the -Government, and It is estimated that this Increase will amount to at least forty millions ol dollars,although this sum may not b< equaled,or on the contrary It may be exceeded, according to the operation of the new law and to the conditions of industrial activity. It is quite possible, however, that 'the large Increase expected may not come wholly from an Increase of im portations -but rather from a truer valuation of imports than has been the case for many years. This will be due to the establishment erf the new Customs Court, which will see to It that valuations are In accord ance with the provisions of the bill. Regarding the increases and reduc tions of the new bill it was shown by -Mr. Payne by tabulated figures that in the consumption value of articles on which rates of duty have been increased and decreased, where ‘the amount of production can be as certained, the duty was decreased up on articles of consumption amountln in value to about five billions of dol lars, while the duty was increased upon articles of consumption to the value of about eight hundred and .fifty millions of dollars. Of ‘these increases nearly six hundred millions were upon luxuries or articles of strictly voluntary use. While the increases which were not upon artl •cleg of luxuries amounted to about The Lamar Register two hundred and seventy millions of dollars. The new law should meet the wishes of all those who favor sub stantial revision downward without sacrificing the protection principle and imperiling American industries, l.i specific cases it should more tha.i satisfy those who were eager for a revision downward. In fact, in the opinion of many the downward re vision has been altogether too dras. tic, and yet to meet the wishes ol tne President and of certain portions of the country, the cift was made as deeply as possible. The Increases, except upon article c-f luxury, are inconsiderable and in significant. The maximum and mi il mum features- of the bill show a new method of American tariff making, but Is hi line with the tariffs of o piiuc-ipal competitors, and it is thought will serve to put us on a more equal plane with other pro l-uclng countries and will enable us to get better terms in their markets ■* well as to maintain our own vol ume of employment; our own sche dule of wages and our own standard of -living. As we know, at the ou*tset, the >'• w law is not satisfactory to ow\v i ie. There were Republicans In both ious-es who voted against the bill, ■nd there were Democrats who voted far it; but it is a republican measuh . uned after months of the mot>\ ar ions labor, and is, as a tariff bill must be, a result of a comprocnisi conflicting opinions. Perhaps ever before in. our history has a resident become so closely identi led with 'the making of a tariff law is did President Taft with the law f 1909, and It would not seem inap ropriate to name the law after the .‘resident and call it the Taft Tariff. tid. as Mr. Taft assumed the res ons-Lbility to a large extent in fram ig the bill in conference, or rather . i insisting upon many changes, so .f its operation be successful, and it i believed ft will be. he should ihave - large part of the credit. It is claimed and will be claimed *>y the Democrats, that the average ate* under the new law will exceed hone under the Dlngley law; this o ourse, will be a matter to be de ermlned by the importations, -but •sing the importations of the past ear the average rate will vary tout ittle; but in this connection It must e considered that where ‘the dxit.' ias been largely Increased, it has >e»*n upon articles of luxuries and ot articles of general consumption, iad for this reason the cry of higb r prices, which was put forth so .♦-nerously by Democratic sheets, is ntirely without warrant—ln fact, it nay be said without fear of honest ontradlcUon that there is no article ►f general consumption that should •e raised in -price because of the ow tariff, while, on the contrary, if 'he tariff is equal to the price, then -.cores and hundreds and thousands of articles should be reduced In pric< tctause of the lower duties found In his new law. The Republican party has carried >ut its pledges not only to revise he tariff, but the pledges of Its lead ers to revise it downward In the in - of the general consumer. The aw goes into operation at once, and jefore a year has passed theAmeri an people should reap the benefits bat are to come from it, and the lepubllcan party should then. In the •lections of nexxt year, reap the r ward that comes from a fulfiMm »f Its pledges and from legislation n the Interest of the people. There s every indication that we are on he eve of a most prosperous era, hat in a few months every man vho wants It and Is worthy of em •loyment at the Amerkan schedule n a ages, will have It; that our farmers will get liberal prices for their splen lld crops, and that our revenue will k* sufficient to meet the expenses >f the Government. TWENTY YEAR AGO. Notes From Lamar Register of AUGUST 10, 1889. The first meeting of the Prowers county commissioners as a board af equalization was held and over 100 raises In valuation were made. The board even got gay and raised the Santa Fe railway and Fie. Harvey. F. W. Burger has leased the Bur ger hotel to A. Deeter who took charge Wednesday morning . E. M. Steward left today for Pue blo. C. D. Baldwin announced himself as a democratic candidate for sher iff. Rev. Kent White, present head of the Jumpers, was appointed Metho dist minister for Lamar. Mort Strain and D. E. Cooper were in Las Animas the fITSt of the week. For Solo. Plenty of fine plume for the McNerney rgneh. Inquire of L. E. Cook. 3rpi3iiL 5Ts trapayEß ov Pico'jxEiia co- LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO; WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1909. SPECIAL SALE-WATCHES, CLOCKS AND JEWELRY ' We are overstocked on Watches and Jewelry and will for the next 2 weeks (until Aug. 15th) give from 20 to 35 per cent off on all watches, clocks and jewelry, except cheap $1 and $1.50 watches Elgin and Waltham 7 Jewel Movements, Reg. price $6.50 sale price $4.95 Complete with Case “ “ 8.00 “ “ 5.85 Elgin and Waltham 15 Jewel Movements “ “ 8.50 “ “ 5.90 Elgin and Waltham 17 Jewel Movements “ “ 12.00 “ “ 7.95 Alarm Clocks “ “ 1.25 “ “ .95 TWENTY TO TWENTY FIVE PER CENT OFF ON ALL CHAINS, RINGS, BRACELETS, PINS, ETC. We employ a first-class Jeweler and Optician and guarantee all work that leaves our store. Don’t forget—We sell Pianos on easy terms, $15.00 cash $10.00 per month. SHEET MUSIC, ALL TH~ LATEST HtTS, SPECIAL 6 FOR $1.00. McKINLEY EDITION 5 CENTS EACH OLD RELIABLE A M HD f\ Q foLD RELIABLE Druggists Stuiiumrs Jewckis | W Vj V Druggists SUtiuers Jewelers I The W. J. JOHNSTON I | Mercantile Company 1 ou You Want Style? Then Come Here /I Wall To Know / [ j f*- The men who want furnishings that are not found nt every store and gj&l worn by all classes of people come here beratme they get values which ( 11/ } * f 011,1 ho obtained only at our atore This la especially true with our ft Jf f We d like to nave you shirts ths, collars and pajamas. It costs no more to get these values I j I J JSjwL 'I v y than other places charge you for the common merchandise. j MU it know—why we make a t special feature of f / A ffi r capps s cnv’s Shirts, 50c to $2.00 CLOTHES Ties, 25c ’ 35c ’ 50c Y/ \ f Collars, 2 for 25c If W f I jy It’s because we want to do D * Wi CO J rt>o CO ;| I/ if the be ‘* wecanforour own rajamas, 3>l.bU and ?£.5U I'M if business; we’re selfish about If & iii it, you see. We know that we’ll do the best we can for -tfeifc. 1 ourselves by doing the best TDI TMVC A TVT¥^\ js0’ we can for you. I I\U1 AllU a,.,.. SUIT CASES £f 3% ST T r O Vacation time Is here let us sell you 1^ 1JL X-d a trunk, suit case, or travelling bag. To wear a W. L* Douglas shoe Is to praise it. Whatever the price paid. New line Just received. there Ls no better silioe value In the world, l’rices $2.50, $3.50 and *4.00. W.L.DOUGLAS \~~ —Z ~ BSfWIiiNS If it Fits JI s a W. L. Douglas shoes for Iboys, selling at $-00 and $2.50* are just like TL-TT? IC T1VT I JL/i'JL'/^IlM the men’s shoes. They are made towlthstand tihe wear a live boy 1 ilfcj Ik) 1IN I u will give them and for honest service have no equal at twice their cost. HTI-IC II/C A niMP I ,J\I \\\ yl We continue having a good assortment of Oxfords in all leathers. Re- 1 il£* W Hj/VIxIIN VJi vSv duoed prices on Patents. LAMAR LAMAR 8 PAGBS NUMBER 9.