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BENT 00. REGISTER.
Issued Every Saturday BY THE REGISTER Pt’BUSIUXG CO. W. IE D.WTs, Editor. LAMAS. COLO., -SATURDAY, SEPT. IS, 1*^ SUBSCRIPTION RATES Per Year. fi.00 Six Months. fl.ou Three Month*. .75 Single Coplea. • M j Entered at the Prwt OIBop at Lamar, Colo rado. a- Second Class matter. Wild plum tree* when transplant ed produce fruit twice their native size. Try it. Watermelons twenty-five cents a dozen in Kansas, twenty-five cents a piece in Lamar. The New York merchants say bu siness is hotter now than at any time in the past five years. They have been having snow in the mountains for two weeks. That would h ive done very nicely in July or August, but in September the weather we are having suits us best. Mrs. General W. i>. Hancock has been engaged during the summer in writing a volume of reminiscences of her late husband. It i* now about completed, and will be pub lished this winter. The mail who used to wait three davs uncomplainingly for the stage to get in, now m ikes an awful roar when the train is ten minutes late, ! and all he wants is just to see the train come in. There has been u<* time since La mar was started that the prospect for business or a good first-class tow n were brighter than at present. Everything is going just right and the boom booms right along. Lightning i- st;!l striking rather reckless in Kails e. A house at Taloga was struck and the inmates badly scared but not seriously injur ed a few days ago. It is time for lightning to go into winter quarters. C. E. Richmond *fc Co , live stock commission men, who have carried a card in the UtGlSTEC since the fir**t issue, will open an office at Denver. They sold eighteen hun dred head of cattle at Coolidge last week. Their principal office is at Pueblo now. We give it out as a thing that may be relied ou that there will be a fair in this county next fall. if not a county fair there will be a Lamar township fair, with no town, county or state barred out. We are not the kind of folks to take a back seat for anybody, and a fair we w ill have next fall. Kansas has g«.t a girl to rival our/ Josie Anderson. This siinflow/r maiden stole ten bead of horses. She was followed by officers across a half a dozen counties and finally made her escape into the Indian Territory, that safe retreat for crim inals. She is said by those who met her to he pretty and modest. The officers pronounce her a smart horse thief and mighty hard to trail. Western Kansas is counting on a big emigration this fall, winter and next spring. The majority who stop there now expect to buy improved farms, and those who think they will take up government land, if they are at all particular, will find that they will have to step over into Colorado to find just what they want. This class with those who start for this state will fill our coun ty with settlers before this time next year. Our land agents are kept busy answering letters from people who want to come to Rent county to get a home, and if one out of every ten who say’ they are coming here come, good claims will be a scarcity near Lamar before many moons. According to a local paper one half the people of Hodgeman coun ty, Kansas, are petitioning the pro bate judge io revoke the druggists license to sell liquor, and the other j halt aiv petitioning the druggists to ; sell beer at twenty-five cents a bottle, j ( Every yen » great amount of liaj is shipped to this state from Kansas, taking money away that could be 'just as well be kept at home. There is an abundance of grass in this county that could be cut, and find a ( ni&iket at any station on the rail- ( road. The reporter whose business it is ( to see what they have to eat at the White House says Mrs. Cleveland is very fond of bac*»n, cabbage, ; onions, turnips and *.juash. The public is much interested m know- ■ ins just what the president's wife likes to eat best. This i- the season of fairs in all the country east of Colorado, and its just about the time of year when we would like to meet all the folks in the county, hear them talk about the events of the past \ car, see the big pumpkins and sich like, ua:ch the boss trot, and in short see ju*t what is to be seen at a county fair. It is a time that is looked forward • to and enjoyed l»\ most every body. « Dodge City and Kinsley, Kansas, | papers don’t seem to entn isc over , the Garden City fair. They say their counties going to have the , big shows. It would be a big card for Bent county to make a display of her pr>In< a ts at ail of the above mentioned fairs. It would worry Western Kansas a good deal to keep old Bent from taking the blue rib bon on vegetables. The Canada government has for warded a demand to >eeretary Bay ard through the English minister at Washington for the immediate un conditional surrender to their own ers of staling vessels recently cap tured 'df Alaska coast. IIow ilifT* r cut that sounds from the way «.ur government does. Why don't they send a Mr. Sedgwi. k over he < to investigate. Ain’t they got no style or red tape about them. The stock men who were in at tendance at a meeting held at Las Animas last week resolved to use every means in their power to pre vent their ranges being over run by cattle of outsiders. They claim their range is already over-stocked and that thousands of head of cattle that have no rigiit here are being driven in to range all winter. There . is no doubt °^‘" t Ihl—U u coining in, bnt rid of them is a qiiesrtfon they are trying to settle. / How few in crossing or pa.-siik; along the old California trail than skirts the timber just north of town,\ i ever stop to think of the history con- ' . necled with that old wagon road. Wide and worn in ruts showing its . long use, over which passed thous ands of people with prairie sclioon 1 ers, some with happy hearts, con tent with the plenty they possessed, others weary with long travel long ; ing for the end ot their journey, some sick with no hope of ever reaching their destination, others contending every step of their, pro - gress with hostile Indians, until nearly every phase of humanity un der nearly every condition, have passed over the old road. If the ' trees, who the traveler evidently looked upon as*a friend, judging by r the way the road hugs the timber line, could speak what a bit of his tory they would tell. IIow it would amaze and excite the sympathy of . the happy contented people who i now live in peace along this trail, i with nothing to fear, and every op , portunity for progress and prosperi-; ty. Rapid have been the changes 1 in the west, and although the old trail has ouly been abandoned a few years its true history is fading as fast as the marks of the wagon w heels. A slight advance in the beef mar | ket of the east the past week is the j only encouragement cattle-men have had for some time. A big storm to extend from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic is predicted for the 29th of this month, and an earthquake for some time in October. The latter will oonfiue ' oj*erations to the eastern states. Real estate is held at a high fig ure in I*atuar, but as long as it con ; tilines to change hands there will be no complaint except from the pur chaser. Prices are a little stiff, but with the freedom all Americans not i in Mexico enjoy, they can do as they please about investing. The prices indicate the kind of a town we have. It is a consolation during the In dian wars, to know what Indians w e have in this part of the state are good Indians. Oar land locators and home seekers run across their graves a* they drive over the coun try quite often. When eastern |>eople first ride I over our prairies they wonder what cattle live on and when told the grass they see, cannot undeistand i how such short stubhv grass con tains such nutriment. There is the same strength in the short gras* of this country that there is in the grass a foot or more high east of us. The only difference is one has a rank growth. Cattle will fatten quicker and take on more solid fat on the grass of this countrv than on tall . prairie gra*s. LlMlS, Sept, lltll. 1**6. Council met ia called session at the office of J. E. Gliding. Present: Juo. K. Godding, rhair- Inian; Hu ncr, 11 arn ami Rogers. Absent: < b*oper. The object of the m -cling was to , look after the sanitary condition of' our city. Motion by Mr. Hurger, That the marshal be instructed to notify all proprietors of business places ami residences in the city t<» keep their back yards clean, and to tetnuve all slops an.d tnhbish from their ground*, to some place designated by the marshal for dumping such rubbish, thus keeping our city iu a sanitary condition. That the marshal shall! at the next meeting report all case*' of refusal to comply with the abo\e ; instructions. Motion carried. The following resolution was unanimously adopted: Resolved, That the city marshal be avd is hereby instructed to visit all citizens of Lamar and appeal to , them the importance of keeping their premise* clear of slops and rubbish which would tend to create sickness, and look to the sanitary condition j of the city so far as their ownership extends, by so doing it will serve to . allay malarial fever and other sick 1 ness which we may otherwise ex \ pert. A Motion to adjourn to meet one Week from this date carried. .Ixo. K. Goddino. Chrm. 1 C. M. MoKBISON. Sed*V. NOW WK lIAVK THE LAXD OFFICE WE WILL SMOKE The besl cijjars in town. Beware of^\ « M kmM', Mag On® Acts! idoaler "X Bm ■ 4 mly» w*zat<->i Jn «Tery 2 Mg _ W\to »n. It. \V. Tan»ill £ Kit Ci>.,ijhl.- > " St., J 55 ml) CHICAGO. W FOB SALE ONLY AT CASH STORE 1.-R. OOUlES.l’mrt. C. M MORELSOX, Caahler. fl m s&P&it,! LAMAB, C^LOBAB?., —>»a-Does a General Eanking Business.-e—==— Collections a Specialty. Exchanges given on New York, Kansas City and Puetlo. Spivey & Holmes Bros., nKAi.Kit* ix Lumber, Hardware -Agricultural Stuplrutfitls. lUagouo, Ac. also dkali:r> in J Groceries, Provisions, i Feed, <fc.e c. M. MORRISON. Manager. LAMAR, » tjOUGRAUO -