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BENT COUNTY REGISTER.
VuU.-ue’ll Holmes & Parmontes’ Lamar, Colorado. cßbi«s an elevated portion ntul adjoin* the town site on the Sonth and • lerlouk* tli« town. That addition will ho the residence portion of the «*itv and the very choic* st ground in or about Lamar. It is high and dry and is under the ay a tom of irrigating ditch** which have already been completed. In thi* addition water will be run through tin- *irrt!*, the *niue a* will he found at t oiorado Spring*. lain business Street Of Lamar G&OSBX3& HT“Tbt He!me* A rumen ter addition which will give opportunity to nav*s people in that quarter. Many thoui-and* of dollars have been ‘dt by investing in Lamar property during the last six months, and main sa»aad* more will be made iu the near future. This new addition to the m offers splendid opportunities for investment with quick returns. Get for the tireal Sale of Friday, February 4th. i&OUS POltfg.—Lamar will be the Great depot of supply for the | lt *fn part of No Mans Land sis it is the nearest point to that territory. T »ll the coming epting, be the great shipping point foi Thousands of families will locate this spring in the courtry adja- Ho Lamar. The United States Land Office being located here, thous °f persons looking for land, will visit Lamar during the w inter and ly spring month*. Without exception Lamar is the great booming ,l > of the west and if you want to double your money every sixty days, I in the Holmes A Uarmentrr addition to thucity of Lamar. LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, DKC. 24, 1887, : Ipplll lUNiftl t liisO, Bent Ootinfy, Colorado. V Ti.o u ouderfnl opening sale of town lot* at ROCKY FORD, on Apr,i 12, H*7, amounting to *77,0<)0,U0, and which has since, t v r sa!«•.*•. been augmented to the astonishing figures of nearly • !l ’.O :0,00, ha- attra>t.d widespread attention in Colorado and K 'l’liu history nf no town on the lines of the A., T. & S. F. . I afTords a j ural.ei to this opening sale, either in the ning i 'tij.it of tlie amounts invested,nr the intense earnestness displayed - " 1 pnr. I.asers who were present. The mowment was sp 'in US. m«. 1 here \v i- an utter lack of any attempt to generate a " niin.ittfral rv iteimmi. The results attained are entirely due to the genuine merits «.f the location itself, hacked by a beautiful ni.d productive country. lo tit be noted that some twentv-four c i :i . ts, ea.-h ' ailing for a building In cost riot less than *l,OOO, and an cju d hum-1.-r requiring the construction of buildings of l i value ol were executed on the day of sale. ROCKY FORD Is c ited .ri the south slope of the Arkansas river, 50 miles cast of Pueblo and 65 miles west of Lamar. It lies in tbe center of tlu Pueblo laud district, and commands a splendid scope of country, both north and south. IRRIGATION Is here suc.vs*fully and extensively pursued. The Gatlin and R -rky Ford Canals cover as fine an area of rich black soil as can he found au\ where between I’ueblo om! Kansas City. The great Fouler Canal on the south and the Bob Creek Canal* on the north, riow in . ejr>« of constru. tioii, will add to the irrigable area an immense territory of productive soil. ■* The region aboii ROCKY FORD is already celebrated for its product* and gn at shipments of vegetables, and has long since been regarded as the true garden spot of Colorado. The Town Company, with the -aid of a long experience in the varied ques tion* incidental to the bnildiug of towns, purpose to establish on a v and and permanent basis the ROCKY FORD. They point with pride to the town of Lamar, which sprang up principally from their exertions. OFFICERS sj? THE OO&PAKTi JOHN E. I’UOST, Precedent. G. \V. SWINK, Viee-Prc' ident. COLON EL A. S. JOHNSON, Treasurer. E. J. CARLIAGE, Secretary. Direct correspondence to the glotluj nmX Investment Co. GODDING L STEEL, AGENTS. I ■I rocky forb 9 Colo, The Blaine Interview at the White House. I “Dan,” remarked the president as I the two lingered in the dining room J land helped themselves to another (piece of pie, “Dan, please tell me j fair and square—how does this inter view with Mr. Blaine which the Tribune prints, leave my message? I’d take it as a great favor if you'll give me a perfectly candid reply.” “No, no,” said Dan, his face grow ing as crimson as one of the famous sunsets, don’t let’s talk of that mat ter. Let’s talk of the Shakesperean controversy. What does thou think, sire, of having an edition of thy message issued iti Volapuk? By the way, speaking of rosea, I heard a good story at the Hoffman house the last time—” “Dan,” interrupted Mr. Cleveland in severe tones, “I will not be put off iu £his manner. I insist upon an answer to my question. You’ve read the Blaine interview, I suppose.” ‘•Of course, of course, sire, every* body'has read it. llow plainly the Washington monument show from this window. The allusiou to the Washington monument reminds of a witty remark that our fricud Colo nel Fellows—” “Dan, such conduct is unworthy of you. I request iu all earnestness that you shall treat me with frank ness, and you turn a deaf car to my entreaty. Now I tell you once for all that I will not be diverted from my purposq. I command you to giye me a direct, unvarnished answer to my query, I repeat it—how does this interview with Mr. Blaine leave tny message?” The breath of the private secretary came quick as an ideal messenger boy. Great beads of presperatiou showed themselves upon his brow. At length, after bracing himself with vet another quarter of pie, he tinned bis eyes sorrowfully upon his chief and observed; “Wilt please repeat the question? Trust me, I shall true answer make.” “My question is, how-does-this-in terview- with-Mr.-Blaine-leave my message? Surely it is not a hard query to catch the drift of. Your answer, Dan. Come, out with it.” “Sire hast thou ever seen a plug hat that had becu stepped upon by an elephant? Art thou familiar with the personal appearance of a bull as be emerges from an encounter with a lightning express train? Didst ever happen while sojourning amid rural scenes to gaze upon the remains of the hired man that had been drawn through the threshing ma chine? Oanst thou recall how the target looks after a company of sharpshooters have got through amusing themselves at its expense?” •‘Yes, Dan, I happen to have seen such a hat, such a bull, such a hired man, such a target. But why do you refer to such things now? Have you not given me your word that you would true answer make to my re quest?” With one wild convulsive shriek, that tore the weather strips off the front doors and gave the dog, Hector, a fit. Dan exclaimed: “Well, the Blaine interview—l cannot tell a lie, s:re—left your message closely re sembling that crushed plug hat, that pulverized bull, that ground hired man, that riddled target. Dost for giye me, sire?” There was a pause. Then Mr. Cleveland remarked in freezing tones i —at least twenty below zero—“ Yes, I forgive you this time, but hereafter you will please not to obtrude upon me your opinion on controverted points.”—Now York Tribune. Nothing succeeds like success. A year ago a young man went to San Diego to make his fortune, with only a valise and two dollars in his pocket, and lie’s got tho valise yet and great hopes of catching the man who borrowed the two dollars.— Ilaton Range. Number 28 | A man was found lying on the prai- I rie near Butte creek by the stage on | Monday. lie was terribly beaten up and was insensible. No clue can be j found as to who committed the deed, j We failed to learn the name of the | wounded mail, but he is a settler in the southern country.—Granada Ex ponent. “Prisoner,” said a Nevada judge, “what have you to say to this indict j nient, are you guilty or not guilty?” j “Before I answer the question, judge, I’d like to ask your honor if this lit tle spectacled dude is all the lawyer I’ve got?” “That is Mr. Ferguson, sir” responded the judge sternly. “I have appointed him to defend vou, as you seem to have no counsel.” “Judge,” said the prisoner, sighing heavily,“l’m guilty.”—Baton Range. One of the most important reforms in political affairs in the future will be promoted by a reduction of offi cial salaries and the abolition of the fee system. The idea that good tal ent cannot be secured for the public service without offering more money than a man can make or steal in some other line of busness is not true. When the rewards of public office are simply fair pay for fair and honest ser\iee rendered—the rule in all conservative business—there will be less inducement for politicians and bummers to corrupt the ballot.— Denver Times. Apropos of the giant powder ex plosion yesterday, a Times man call ed upon a dealer in dangerous mate rials by one of which Milo lost his life and asked him to define the dif ference between giaut powder and dynamite for the benefit of many people who are ignorant on the sub ject: “Giant powder, dynamite -and nitro glycerine are virtually, and al most actually, the same thing,” said he. “Nitroglycerine aud dynamite are identical, except in name, and are made by mixing an oil and an acid, glycerine and nitric acid. This is naturally a fluid, aud explodes by concussion. For instance,” said* the powder man turning about in his chair and reaching for a can that »tood on his desk. Here the reporter edged toward the door. “I let fall one drop on the floor, and presto! you and I disappear.” “Dou’t,” said the Times man, and the powder fiend replaced the deadly caunister. “Giant powder is simply nitro glycerine mixed with wood pulp and moulded : nto sticks so as to be easily handled. Neither the nitro-glycerine nor the giant powder can be explod ed without concussion. For that purpose fulminating caps, which ex plode by a fuse and cause concussion, are used. They arc small,” went on the powder man, “but, oh my. Lingg, the Anarchist, blew, bis'huad to pieces with one.” “I could take,” said the powder man, “a stick of giant powder.” Here he selected one from a box on his desk. ‘-Light it and burn it without an explosion, but for your sake I forbear.” The reporter thanked him for his consideration. “The force of an explosion of giant powder is downward. The man who was killed yesterday must have had a fulminating cap on the stick of powder, which proximity to the tire caused to explode. It could not. otherwise have gone off. Gennerally 60 percent, of wood pulp and 40 per cent, nitro-glycerine make up a stick of giant powder.” “Say,” said the powder man, as the reporter was pbout to withdraw, “d-y n-a-m-i-t-e spells dy na mite, not dyn-nam-ite, as some idiots call it, with the accent on the nnm, nor ‘dinna-mite,” as uncanny Scotchmen call it. I just want to set you right,” said the powder man as he struck a match to light a cigar, but the report er saw only a stick of giant powder, the can of nitro-glycerine and the lighted match, and the powder man was left to his reveries.—Deuver Times.