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BENT COUNTY REGISTER.
piil'.HK III. lOLSOM MING METROPOLIS OF NORTH-EASTERN NEW MEXICO. IN THE CORONET OF WESTERN ; »>!»• odm ralUM* anil paying Investments. splendid opportunities i i*n •*«•* In • Htv iiumalMM by a beantlful country In the APi RON Y ALLEY:. i«rr"ln N'« Vcxlctiuhrrf thcdlnutc U delightful and nnluiirt «tjun4«AM «*f c«**d pur* %*t«-r ta round at a depth of !■' f«*et. Where I »rrr> of fertile land* %rw open to irttlrre under the Homestead, i and Timber Culture Lana. Coal of circllmt •innllty ha* been dla hln four tnite- of FOl-SOW, and good building atone tan Ire had at a icing tare town. 'OLSOM tut*. Tesa* A T\ Worth It rail road. Jn*t completed. TO mile# south of 4Pi unit ■ Iruui the Tran# line. >Ol>«iM wW Ire the future county msUrn part of Ontfas founts. New M.-atoo. and l» at the Jun< te.n of and tUUo>.ut. with the Denser, Texas Jt Ft Worth Railroad. FoLsOX at tie feedlnjc stattou between Ft Worth. T* »a*, and heiircr. Colorado, pending In Conjtr*-*. to cr*a»* n new Land l**in< t In north eastern and le* a*e a Land Offlce at F- l«om. r aiu»uat of ten thousand dollars void at the i| Sals o? Lots Tuesday \prl 12a 1833. bird eaab. one third In threw month* and oae third In six mouths. r-air* a good Iwmc and t*» embark In bulatM and a paying investment ail to to i dc lliU oppeitunMt of investing. ASK & pCW.T, 11. h. 4*tATZ. D. E’ CXKIPER. I'rrwicnl Vied Vrealdent. Treasurer. for further particular* tdilrNf iOODAI.E, Socretnry ind Manager nf The Folsom 1 Land loe.nlm.Tit Cmn|*ny at I.ainar, Colorado. 50. T. Herbert, dware 1 Pumps, RNITURE AND HOTELS FURNISHED ON TIME PAYMENTS. «.ui and HJlm Svoola. L,a.mn.i-, Colo. <[,. g. galdwiu, MANUFACTURE* AND DEALER IX— , SADDLES. BRIDLES. WHIPS. ADD .LL GOODS ID THE SADDLE LIDE. [NO I>ONE PROMPTLY AND AT LOW PRICES. W. G' SsBB, T 11 Stock of Groceries, Quecnstvare, Glass % VISE, L.&MPS, XOTIOKS ETC. S. Main Sreet, * Lamar, Colo. LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, JULY 7th, JBSS. Laughter and Smiles. mr UEO. BI'CKLKT. That ancient poet, Peter Pindar, widely | M *‘l that “Every time n man smiles, mock raorw so when he laughs, he adds fragment to his small portion of life.” j Men and women have various ways of i laughing, and I am inclined to think (n many cases it is almost as clear an in- j j dex of character and disposition as can Ixs ‘ deduced from phrenology or any other sci j «nee. ! I shall not, however, enter into a scien- 1 j tific dissertation on the subject, nor try to j j explain why man laughs., nor how he 1 j laughs. ; One tiling we know—that man does I laugh ; and I’uffon, or Cuvier, or some one j else, bus said that he is tiic only animal | that laughs. In all our intercourse with dumb ani- 1 rnals, perhaps not one of us ever saw any thing like a smile, or heard anything like i laugh amougst them. The/ have va rious ways of showing their happiness and ratitudo; but the beaming eye, the smil ng lip aud the joyous peal belong not to lucni. The horse neighs in anticipation of his i oats; but I have seen some human beings j do the same thing as they filed off to dtu ner to the tune of “The roust beef of Met rie England.” The mastiff wags his tail when his mas ter pals him nu the head ; that may lie his i .ruy of laughing, and a very quiet uml sen- j »ible way it is. The hog gives short, spasmodic grunt - j of appreciation, when he buries his uoso ;n his food—a rather uupoct.cil laugh, no j doubt; but for all tliar, 1 have known some fat old gentlemen who laughed some- ' * hut in the sumo manner—deep and gut* | terally—like the rolling intonations of du*- j unt thunder. 1 am not quite certain whether bears. • tigers, or hyena* laugh or not; they show f their teeth at all events, but not iu a very pleasing manner, 1 believe, i The laughter of the bints is music—sweet : j ..s the smile of childhood and pure as the ; «nng of angels; in grove and iu bower they arol forth their happiness, culling all na ture to witn ss that their little hearts aru averllowing with joy. “The red-breast from his yellow lieak Ttilla out the joy he cunun speak.” “Cbick-a-de-doe!” cries out one little fcl iow nm bigger than a thimble, aud iuiou he is answered by auotlu-r little jay from a neighboring bush, with whom lie is play ing bo-peep. Far away in the glens anil wools of fatherland, the cuckoo gladdens hearts of old And young with his pleasant voice: “Sweet bird! thy bower is ever green, Thy sky is ever clear; Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, No winter in thy year.” I do not know how it may be with some people; but to me the mention of the word “cuckoo” brings visions of h'ppy days and fairy scenes long passed a..y. n lien I wandered truant and alone, o'er hills and through valleys melodious with the song of birds. “But wliat,” in the name of filly, you may Mk, “has all this to do w ith laughter ?” You know it is hard to speak of birds, babies or bonnets w ithout getting senti mental and feeling a kind of all-overish ness about one’s self. Why I once heard of a man who spent a whole week apostro phizing a kid-glove ho li.ul picked up, un der the impression that the owner of it was a charming creature with golden tresses, rosy lips, pearly teeth and all that sort of thing; but alter all, she turned out to be a “colored person,” with a tlat. cartilagin ous nose, and most excruciating hi el* ; aud to crown all, an old woman called him a “daft loon.” Laughter, like language, is the preroga tive of the human family; it enables us to express onr joy aud approval,ami some times our hate, more completely than by words alone. “Here’s a sigh for those who love ne, “Ami a smile for those who hate.” Laughter is the safety-valve to the pent np happiness of the heart; it is a visible manifestation of the thinking mind; tin: lectru: dash of passing thought—the lan guage of love, and the chord that more •dosely binds friendship. Jon venation derives half Its charms from the smiles that accompany it; wit and repartee, no matter how brilliant, woukl be powerless to please ft we could not see each other sm».e and hear each other laugh; social intercourse would be dull and insipid if we could not indulge in a hearty laugh once in a while. Just observe what a happy effect the ar rival of some j’olly visitor will have on a whole family when he enters with a broad grin of delight upon his lace, aud g<>od na ture in every tone of his voice. The little ones all catch the smile, and old grandpa, in ’lit. arm chair beside the lire, welcomes the stranger with laughing tones, and the whoie house rings with merriment. Tk*y cannot help themselves; laughter Is con tagious, and infects all who come within 1 its happy influence. Lord Chesterfield condemned andible | laughter as being vulgar , but how can wo help ourselves from bursting into a round of haw-haws, when our neighbor is well uigh bursting with fun? “Laughter,” says l>r. Johnson, “is con vulsive merriment;” and I agree with him. for w hen one d»>es get fairly started to laugh, it is hardly in liis power to “puli up.” I have seen people—and I dare say yon have seen people —laugh until the tears streamed from their eyes, and their laces swelled and became of a purple hnc from what might be called au “agony ot fun.” There are various ways of langhmg and siriling in the world,aud I will now men tion aud endeavor to illustrate some of them. The smflc of the sleeping tntant is per l;aps the purest of all smiles. Wrapt in innocent slumber, smiles break over its face without a seeming cause, and from this is derived the beautiful idea that in fants hold converse with the angels. You have all heard or read the beautiful lyric of the Angel’s Whisper, in which the poet | ! .“oaks of a voting mother watching besido the cot of her sleeping babe, while her hus band wm fur off‘‘on the wild raging sea,” , and the fond parent, fancying that the an gels were whispering to her child, told it to tell them to “watch o’er its fatlier,” who j was then encountering the perils of wine, and wave. ; ’L looks so fair, the infant with its smik : Its soil, sweet trust, its voice that knows no guile; Letting iis pleased and wondering glances roll— ! Offering ;o life, on all sides, its young Boys and girls get np laughter at amaz ingly low figures, and when they laugh there Is no hypocrisy nl>out it. ▲ penny whistle, two cents and a jack-knife will make a week’s Inn for a ln»y ; and a wax- I doll. » skipping rope and a few pieces of • broken china-ware will keep a girl laugh ing all day long. “Children of larger growth” are not so easily pleased. 1 will now speak of the “good natnred I laugh.” This sort of laugh is quite com mon. If you are in prosperous circum ‘taxu.es, your friends and acquaintances 1.4 1 ways greet yon with a sweet snnle of congratulation; if you go with a compan i ion on a journey, and some misfortune liap j ]*enr, to yon, he will try to soften the ca t iumity by good natured laughter. Two B]K»rtsinen were once miming to [ gether ; having to get over a high wall, one t»f them, in doing so. broke his leg. On lookiug up at jiis more fortunate compan j ion, he was shocked to see him smiling,... |he thought, at his misfortune. This look ed rather unkind, and lie cried out. “What’, von Laugh, and my leg broken V’ “Yes," said the other, “I was so pleased that it ] ' r -- s »ot your neck that I could not help I smiling.” Now this an exhibition of good nature, though j>erliups not in very good taste. Genuine, good natured laughter is highly ! commendable ; hut there is a great deal of a false article current among mankind— | "a spurious imitation.” When ladies go shopping—which hap pens pretty often- -the clerk welcomes them to Ins counter with a sweet, insinu ating smile that would “coax the birds off the hushes.” Ilut depend upon it his ] Ik»ws and wreathed smiles have a purpose ; in them, as you sometimes find out when he has induced you to buy something yon really did not want, because the knight of the yard stick was so fascinating and oblig I mg. In like cordial manner “mine host”of th« hotel greets his customers with a smile— runs to lift young ladies out of l’a’s wagon, takes their cloaks upon his arm and ushers them into his sitting room, with the air of one who is all alive to their wants. Well, I like to see every man of busi ness net politely to wants all who come in contact with him —even though it may be mere assumption. Whoever has the art of pleasing in an eminent degree cannot bat i>e successful in business, and all young men, and young women too, should study i how to have a smiling countenance and po lite behavior until l»oth became, as it were, part of their nature. Sometimes it may not be possible to maintain a pleasant countenance and a cheerful tone of voice. "For tis hard!}’ in a body's power To keep at times from lookiug sour.” But you ean try, and you will find that the more you try tins easier it will become. “Now and then,” says Addison, “you meet with a person so exactly formed to please, that he will gain upm every one who hears or holds him ; this disposition is not merely the gift of nature, hut fre quently the effect of much knowledge and a command over th* passions!” Just so! command the passions, and the face will soon be radiant with smiles— the temper amiable and winning. If you ladies dv-sire a beautiful countenance such as no cosmetics can produce, cherish and cultivate a cheerful disposition ; and then, no matter whether your features lie Gre cian or Homan, your complexion blonde or brunette, you will have a charm independ ent both of color and form that will gain t he admiration of all with whom you come in contact. On the other hand if you will t>e ugly, and have all who see yon say “I do not like her," knit your.brows, frown at nil who loots at you, snap when you arc -poken to, let your deportment be cold and supercilious, and you will have the reputa tion of being a sour-visaged, nasty, disa greeable, ill-natured thing. I come now to ill-natured laughter. To laugh at another's misfortune, or to jest at human suffering, no matter what that Bti tiering or misfortune may arisefrom, is devilish. Sheridan says, “To smile at the jest which : (limits a thorn in another’s bre.ast, is to be come a principal in the mischief.” And ! yet how often we sec defonned and sufl'er- I iug humanity made the subject of mirth ; 1 bow often we hear laughter that has not a | particle of sympathy in it; how often we sec smiles that convey nothing but agony 1 to the hearts of others. Let us but remember the fable of the ' frogs which the boys were stoning, when 1 .me of the frogs spoke up and said, “What : is fun to you is death to ns.” and we can j never more take pleasure in the pain of any living thing. There are smiles that never spring from joy—smiles that hide broken hearts and wounded spirits. -Some smile who never more will know One hour without its sorrow ; Gay wonts are often said by those Who tremble for to-morrow; And many a smile that lights the face, And many a guy word spoken, Are meant to hide despair within And hearts by sorrow broken.” Thr next kind of smile 1 will allude to is “the smile of lietrayal’’—such a smile as ; is practiced by tln«se who ask you “How are I you, to-day, my brother?” and then stab 1 you under the firth rib. This is the worst of all smiles; it has the look of murder al»ont it, and is found only in perfection when such monsters as Judas Iscariot or Benedict Arnold curse the earth with their foul and unholv or.-serce. When a person greets you with this kind of “gnn”—l win not dignify it by the name of smile, be as- , sured lie has some sinister design upon you. The laughter of the sot, the laughter of the madman, are species of laughter that I will not torture you by attempting to de scribe. The sentimental smile is the next I will call attention to. Very young gentlemen, who think themselves over head and ears in love, and young ladies just beginning to read Byron and I'a.shiunable novels, and to write billet-doux, make use of this smile. It is a soft simper, something betwen a bigh and a smile, aud meant to be moat tender and fascinating. You would think hnttcr would not melt in their mouths, and that they were too fragile to risk a puff of wind—their aspirations soft as the breath of flowers—their speech like the dulcet tones of an vKolian lyre! It is a question not very easily answered —what are such folks good for? Watch one of these frail creatures us she reclines on the louage “Simpering, sighing, Lisping, crying,” pll for want of having something to do. A young lady afflicted with this malady de scribes her feelings and courts sympathy in these words: “My heart is sick, my heart is sad, But, oh! the cause I dare not tell; I am not grieved, I am not glad, _ I am not sick, I am not well; I’m not myself— I’m not the Fame; I am indeed I know not what; I’m changed in all, except in name — Oh ! when shull I be changed in that.” Of course “There Is a time to weep and u time to langh—a time to mourn ami u time to dance.” The wise alone can know t"he proper time. I am qnite aware that extreme levity of speech aud behavior is productive of much barm, and that “The loud laugh proclamsthe vacant mind.” But let us always be happy and always cheerful, so far as consistent with the other duties of life, aud in the end it will turn out that our hearts and lives will he bet ter than if we had all along maintained the rigidity of countenance and gravity of speech betitting only the sourtst of mo nastic devotees. It is a true saying that “A troubled mind is often by maintaining a cheerful countenance.” There must he a relaxation from the •ares and perplexities of life betimes, oi the body will sink aud the mind become morbid and contused. “Too much care once killed a cat,” and # no doubt it has killed many a man, as well as poor puss. I grunt that “man was made to mourn ; f bat he was also made to laugh ; and if he laugh in the proper place, at a proper time and in a proper manner, it can never be wrong—and why ? Because to do so is to follow the dictates of our human nature. Bogen P»rk, 111, Dec. lnoO. The Kansas Mortgage and Invest ment Company absolutely discount* all competitors in the business of loaning moDey on deeded lands .and final proofs. All inspections are made from the Lamar office, papers written here, principal and interest payable hero, money constantly on hand, and wh'en you make a loan from this company yon are borrow ing direct from the first house. If all the towns throughout eastern Colorado take the pains to beautify themselves by setting out trees as Lamar has, we will in a few years, have the finest towns in the west. — Carlton News. The Republicans of Lamar had a big ratification meeting on Tuesday evening. The Republicans of the whole county are wide awake and they will march to a great victory in November, when the last democratic stronghold in the county will be taken.—Granada Exponent. A new order named the “Sons of Rest,” has been started in this city. Its founders here are Paul Juvet and Ship Norris. The only order west of Kansas City is in Lamar, Colo., to which place an order for the charter has been sent in, and from whence it will arriyo to-day.— Garden City Sentinel. Mr. Cleveland has nominated him self and ratified his own nomination. The arrogance and self assertion and abase of executive patronage by which he has compassed this end he will now turn to elect himself. He will learn that, while caucuses and conventions can be coerced, the elec tors have a will of their own, and resent nothing more than the impru dence and audacity of uubrid'ed power.—Utica I-lerald. When Mr. Cleveland had placated the South he took the party in the north by the slack of its trous ers and threw it bodily from protec tion to free trade. It was left to the choice of accepting the situation or splitting the party by kicking. It loved office too well to do the latter. Mr. Cleveland made himself a neces sity to his party by making himself its master, and he is entitled to the credit which he claims of aominat j iug himself.—Omaha Republican. NUMBER 4. t Cleveland will not have Daniel - Manning, John Kelly or Dorsheitner I to help him out this time. His name , is Dennis.—Aspen Times. s - [ Over a hundred signed as members . of the Republican club on last Tues [ day night. There will be two hnn : dred members of the Granada club ! in a short time.—Granada Exponent. t A. Member or A. O. XT. "W*. [ Leadville, Cor.o., June 27.—Kid- I der, the miner wbo was killed in the Maid of Erin mine last Tuesday, was initiated into tlHi A. O. U. W. of - this city the evening before he was ’ killed. A membership to this lodge gives 12,000, in case of death, to the widow of the deceased. According that sum of money was to day turned over to Mrs. Kidder. , The supreme court of Kansas re* l cently, rendered a decision which ‘ will be very gratifying to business t men in all the towns and cities of E the state. Here It is: no towu or city has a right to sell any wares or p merchandise on the sidewalk or , street in front of the property of an j other person. The street in front of • a man's place of business is held to - be an appurtenance to the lot on J which his store is erected and situ ated, and belongs to him and his [ business as against all others, except - the rights to travel thereon. How a Democrat Argues. “Harrison? What’s he amount to?” said a Boulder democrat last night. “He let a fellow by the name of Jeans beat him for governor of Indiana once.” “He can’t carry the Pacihc slope,” said another democrat to-day. “Why not?” “No workingman will yote for him.* “Why not?” “Well, see his record on the Chin ese bill.” “What is that record?” “Well, that’s all right. “Do you know how he voted?” “Well, that’s all right.” “Do you know what the bill was -about?” “Well, that’s all right.” “Have you any reason to give why Harrison cannot carry tho Pacific slope?” “Well, that’s all right.” These are two democratic argu ments used in Boulder against Har rison.—Boulder Herald. Abram S. Hewitt, mayor of New York, will not give the democracy a helping hand in the campaign, and has declined a renoraination for tho office of mayor of New York on the democratic ticket. The Los Angeles Times remaks thereupon as follows: Mayor Hewitt, not content with keeping sew York in a turmoil with his personal and epistolary row, has fired a dynamite shell into Mr. Cleve land. Here it is: Some weeks after the election of 1884, I was summoned to Albany by Mr. Cleveland. He told me he was thinking over various names which had been presented to him for cabi net places, and he asked me if I had any names to suggest. I said:“ Mr. President, tho man whom you should place at the head f your cabinet is Allen G. Thurman.” Cleveland’s reply was, “He is too old.” I sail, “no, he is not too old; Thurman is good for twenty years, and besides, his mental facilties are unimpaired.” Cleveland then said: “But his hab its are bad.” My response to that extraordinary statement was: “Mr. President, if you think that, why don’t you send somebody to Colum bus to find out what Mr. Thurman’s personal habits are?” and to my sur prise he said, *1 will do so.’ And he actually sent a detective to find out if Allen G. Thurman ever took a drink of whisky or not. Things have changed since 1884.