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BENT COUNTY REGISTER.
VOLUME m. • B BROWN. rrr«. WILUft G EMKRSON VIM-]*rc«. 11. J. GOCHENOr*. Cuhlrr. u. GOULD. As'l Cashier -Ttl©- MERCHANTS’ STATE BANK OF LAMAR. LAMAR, COLORADO. B. 11 BROWN. A. 11. HF.IiKR. \V. « AMOS. B. O. WHITK. A J HOISINGTON. O. (i HESS. C. V. DECK KR. AUo Colorado Office for the AMERICAN MORTGAGE TRUST COMPANY. Money to loan on Farm and City Property at IxJWCAt Kate*. li. 11 BBOWX. Manager. I W. 0. IsBB, la» a Full Slock of Groceries, Qneeiiswurc, (ilass- WABE, LAMPS, XOTIOHS ETC. S. Main Sreet. Lamar. Colo. Stoves! STOVES \j|pr Stoves? mi. ritut>.\\ii. \o M'ca »TOt'K i'* i .c>T ii>wb.\i»«. \« vot; will i Find in Store under XJ S Land Office Building Mi sb smmm & 60* Ncrtb Viin Sreet. ■ * LAMAR. COLORAEO. Janssen Bro’s, A Demorcts >»a—>-*- DEALERS IN-tK — e “ Gents. Boys and Youth’s Cloteing. Gents Furnishing Goods. Hats. Caps. Boots. Shoes and : Fine Driving Gloves. A6EITS FOR THE Celebrated Rockford Shoes and Lvon Hats. " K HAVE SAMPLES FROM CUSTOM TAILORS IN ST. LOUIS AND CHICAGO, AND CAN HAVE A NOBBY SUIT MADE TO ORDER AT JO PER CENT. LESS THAN LATE TAILOR PRICES. Opposite U. S. Land Office, north main street, - lamar, colo LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, OCT. 6th, 1888. Free Trade Fallacies and Deceptions. A favorite plea for “tariff reform” is to have placed on the tree list all raw luateri ilh used in manufactures. Workingmen are told that the result »*f thus cheapening raw materials will l»e to enable manufacturers to increase wages. While one set of orators are preaching this to woo'- j •*•• will operatives, another set are : telling the sheep raisers that putting j wool on the free trade list will so widen the markets for woolen goods that manufacturer* will he enabled ■to pay higher prices for wool, and *till make money. Aside from their inconsistency, a glance at the experience of England •diows the fallacy of such claims. ith five raw materials for all lines "f thrj.- manufactures, English cm ployers pay 77 per cent. le*s wages ; than arc paid in the United -States. 1 his nn th*» authority of the t'hief of ■ the I.abor Bureau, hirnseif a free' trader. To the intelligent working*! man it thus becomes evident that the i ; cheapening process of English frecj jitade affects the wages pul into man* j • u fact it re* rather than the price of ! erthie materials, and such is really ! the ease. The accomodating theorist seeks I jto allay all anxiety on part of the , manufacturer by pointing liim to that fountain of wealth, the foieign trade l '.lust where ibis trade is to he found I is a detail with which the average 1 ' free trade advocate does not trouble j | hiin s elf. He reflects that “England I '• !• »cs that way” hence that is the' j proper thing to do. But the more ! i piaciical man is likely to hunt fort 1 facts, and when he finds them he sees I i that two of the leading textile Indus- | tries of the United Slates, cotton and J 'i k. have all along enjoyed advantage ! of free raw materials. Me see* that j I the products of neither of these have Ito any g«eat extent gone into foreign i i mantel* With cotton at their doors, ! and raw silk imported without duty, i jour manufacturers last year sohl ! j abroad hut *14,929.342 of cotton i goods, and only #52.513 of silk goods. The reasons for this are plain. Ist. I Foreign markets are already supplied 1 from Europe with goods manufaet j ured by labor which is paid less wages than are paid in the United j j States. 2nd. The manufacturers of j j the United States have not been able : Ito supply the w ants of our own peo ! 1 pie, as we last year imported of cot-1 lon goods #29.15(1066. and of silk | •roods #31.264.276. Here is a market I of over #60,000.000 within reach of ,»ur own manufacturers, but from which they have been crowded by foreign competition, and that amount of money sent abroad to pay laborers and capitalists who contribute noth ing to the support of our govern ment, and whose interest in our wel fare ceases with the receipt of our | money. But the fallacy of the alleged nee | essity of free raw materials to enable ! manufacturers by export their pro j ducts is all the more apparent when j we consider that under existing tariff j laws ninety per rent, of the duty col- ] Ice ted oil any material of manufaet-1 ure will he refunded when the finish-1 ed product is exported. Tins leaves' hut ton per cent, difference between the present law absolute free trade 1 iu raw material*, so far as the export trade in manufactures is concerned | Why, then, is our export trade so ! limited? Because manufactured pro j ducts find a better market at home, where, under tho influence of a wise fiscal policy, higher wages are paid 1 for labor than anywhere else in the world, and where a larger percentage of the people are purchasers of man ufactured products. England has for centuries been on the hunt for foreign markets. an«l has already occupied all those over which her diplomacy or force could prevail. lier subsidized steamers are plowing every sea in quest of trade, her emissaries are intriguing at every port for commercial advantage. The concessions in the Mill* bill, advo cated by the President ana his party, are quite as much as the American people could he expected to gram without suspecting the real object of the conspirators, and for this • reason no more is now demanded. But with ibis gained, the desire for our mar kets will still be unsallfied, the envy of our prosperity unallaved, the de mand for further tribute to British greed will be as loud as ever. No concession short of absolute surrend cr will satisfy the assailanta of our Protective policy. Our only safety lies in their overwhelming defeat. There are various ways of playing the average reduction trick. This is one*of them: “My bill is not a free trade bill,’' said Koger Quixote Mills, prancing around in a recent speech; “it pro vides for au average reduction ot only 7 per cent” “Will the gentleman allow me to ask him a question?” said a quiet man iu the audience. “Of course.” “Your salary as Congressman 1 believe, is $5,00U a year?” slated the quiet man. “It is,” rpplied the great orator. “And the President Vis ♦50,000?” “Yes, sir.” “Making together $55,000?” “Of course,” said the great orator, impatiently. “Now,” continued the quiet man, “if we put you on the free list with out disturbing the President's pay— just as you have done with wool without disturbing rice—that would be an average reduction of only a trifle over 9 per cent. llow would you stand that kiud of average re duotion?” “Oh, you go home soak yo' I head,” felsilously replied the greai j • >rator. —Philadelphia Press. Take the Best Paper. 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The Denver Republican has. and will have, nothing to do with factional or personal differences of opinion within the Republican par.'y. | It has no spites to gratify mid no old | scores to settle It- will strcuuously j endeavor at all times to promote the j spirit of harmony and to improve j the chances of parly victory. It will •stand up for the rights of the people against the aggressions of corpora tions and classes, and it will at all times be prepared to express its hon estopinions in fair and unmistakable language on all qjiestioas affecting the public welfare. Address Republican Pun. Co., Denver, Coi.o. PRISCILLA - BEAU. Nothing ia better settled than that poo pi.; of a religious turn of mind should uot illoVc their affections to centre .upon per sons who are of the world worldly. More especially is it‘ that no young woman who finds delight in attending church-meetings, Sabbath-schools and Dorcas Society as sembles, should select as a lover a young man to whom such tilings are an affliction .«ad a bore. Priscilla Brown was one of the girls in Plaintown. Her mother kept a boarding hr use, and Priscilla helped her in tliut soul-inspiring occupation. • All her spare time, however, lViscilla devoted to the church, Sabbath school and sewing socie ties. In tact, all the enjoyment of her lift consisted in attending at the performances given in those places. She was as good as sho was beautiful. One year Mcßrien’sMegatherian Amptil- i theatre and Mastodon Moral Show, com- i ’uouly called a circus, wintered at Plum- ! ‘own. Naturally enough, one of the ern- ; .loves found a boarding house at the house ; jf the mother of Priscilla Brown. His name was Charles (or as he was commonly ealled Charley) Smith. He was first som* lucrsault-tumcr, junner and gymuast iu Mcßrien’s M. A. aud M. M. S. He was decidedly good looking aud was a very fine young inuu, having, in fact, ouly one fault, he formed adipose tissue with remarkable fiicility. As fat was an article not at all adapted i to bis business, he *703 compelled to de vote all his spare iime iu making baud p rings, jumping end other gyiuuastic oe--- upatious, in order to jr vent himself from . liecoming too 'at fo- his regular work. Iu ' the winter time, when no regular perform ances ware given, ho was compelled to give up almost his entire day to such work. • He had uot boarded a week at Mrs. Brown's house before it was evident to the ; casual observer that he was dead goue on Priscilla. Whether it was tho dainty smile with ' which she asked him to help himself to the bald-headed butter, or the winning j way in which she assured him th**t the 1 sausages, though they were very slim, were country made, which touched him tc the heart, no boarder knew ; but everyouc who ait at Mrs. Browu’s table could see toe tender passion sprouting iu Charley Smith'' l*cnoru. Priscilla knew that Charley Smith was oniewliat intimately connected with tue •incus, yet, when he fell on nis knees to her one* evening In the buck kitchen and •nlmsomed himself she accepted him as a j\er. It should not have been so, yet ?s they sa» side by side on the dresser, with his arm around her waist aud her head on his shoulder, she felt ecstatic thrills such as she had never experienced at 'jhurch or .Sunday school. And when his lips met hers, all the pleasure of 1,000,000 Dorcas Society meetings rolled iuto one could not lave equalled the bliss of that moment. As soon jus Priscilla’s friends heard that ,hc had accepted Charley Smith as her sweetheart, they called her attention to his worldly occupation and intimate con nection with the sawdust ring. Priscilla admitted that die would prefer to have him of a religious turn of mind, but still she refused to give him up. The truth was that Priscilla’s home was in a country village, that the number of available young men was limited, and that all the young men in the villiage had al ready been mashed by other young women. A girl who resides in the rural districts ' understands that if a young man once puts , himself within her reach, it is her husi | ues* to hold onto him like grim death. | Accordingly Priscilla held her lover, and ! assured her friends that everything would -- • out all right the spriug. | courting is a ...nil of business which i» i eii'eresseriously with auiau’s regclaroccv ! -tat ion. He falls to wondering how th loved one looks, or what she is doing at ; some particular moment, aud. if l*e is lo cated iu her r •igbb.rhcod. he is apt to I hasten to her ami spend au hour iu gaziuj I iuto her eyes. Charier £ nitli devoted so much oi h’ 1 j .imo w Pr.scil)a that he found himself rowing lilt, and his liuihs growing stiff ! 1 -*ri - .ant of exercise, aud knowing that i ould never do, lie resolved he would se i loot every opportunity offered by the ab- I sencc of the loved one to go through his J regular performances. I One evening, at the request of Priscilla, he called at the house where the Dorcas So ieiy had met, iu order to escort his dar i ling home. ; It happened that he arrived too early, ; mid as it was a rule that no man should be Emitted to the society, he was compelled ! i wait for Priscilla in the hall. ' Presently the members of the society >ii the parlor heard a terrible noise iu the | hall, and they ;.U rushed out to escort'll:: 1 the cause. They found that. Charley Smith had tied i one end of a tippet to the baluster, had : ...ouuted on a post at the foot of the stairs i and had balanced himself there on one ! toe. using the as a rein. When they ! entered tbe.hnll he was standing on one toe ! of his right foot with his left leg stretched ! out straight* behind him, holding liimself i up by the tippet and shouting, “Hoop la’ i boon hi 1” at the tep of his voice. The ladies were disgusted, but Priscilla i oieruly laughed us she walked home with ! her lover. The old maid who owned the tippet was , rip-staving ruad. Sunday morning was one of Charley Finith’s regular periods lor taking exercise, I but Priscilla insisted that he should ac | company her at elumh. NUMBER 17. He wm frlgtitftilly tineasy during tbo peniug ;>rayer ami bible reading, but when the orchestra in the choir struck up the” he 9t t quite a home, it seemed to him like the period called between the acts at the theatre. Aooord ... tie to l <.M ijia uiat ne shed to sec a man nround the corner, and immediately slifved out of church. The hall ot the church was long and wide and covered with carpet. There was no one in the nail and the op* l>ortunity seemed too good to be lost. Charley Smith proceeded at once to in dulge in a series of what is known to tli*- irofesHion os Catherine wheels, and mode handsprings .from one end of the hall to the other .so rapidly that you could hardly distinguish the parts of his body.' LJu fortunately the sexton came into the iall, and, having seen the performance, ushed for the older deacon. When, therefore, Charley performed his Catherine wheels alhng the ball for the •cond time he was observed by the sexton and 1 he deaeon. Y V hen he had reached the end of the U the deacon stood there m great dig : ty. “Young man,” said the deacon, “this is a circus.” “Well,” said Charley Smith, “there was a young woman who sat behind me crunch ing peanuts, and that misled me.” He (lipped a clove in hli month, and as the music of the choir ceased he resumed his seat by Priscilla's side. She looked at him severely, but as he smeP of cloves just as if he had been see ing a man around the corner, and as she did not know what had happened in the hall, what cuuld she say. Friday night was the night set apart fat prayer meeting, which was held in the basement of the church, and Priscilla and her lover went. Of course they took the longest route and admired the moon and the stars and —ah, well! everybody has done that sort of thing, so it isn’t necessary to describe tlicir performance. It was somewhat Lite when they reached die church, and as the basement was quite they had to take a back seat. Priscilla’s lover behaved very well fm some time, but presently bo begun to grow lervous. He kept hoping the orchestra would come iu or that there would be a break down during which he could go out and sec a man, thus getting ten minutes' exercise by springing over the gravestones in the yard at the back of the church. He waited in vain, however, for the per formance was like that of a variety show, a continuous one. The curtain was not once rung down. A brother would pray, and then a sister would start a hymn, and | then a brother would tell his experience, and so it went, without a skip or a break. Priscilla's lover fidgeted about in bis < seat, and had about mads up his mind to [ make a rush nut and stretch bis tired limbs, even if thereby he burst up tbo whole busiucss, when the minister request : ed ever/one in the room to kneel in prayer. That was Charley Smith's opportunity, and he took it. 1 As soon as the congregation had knelt, Charley hastened from his seat, and com menced to do stunts along the aisle be tween the rear seat and the back of the room. He stood upon his head and waved his feet wildly iu the air, then lie stood upon bis hands, und with his legs where his head should have been, be walked on his bauds along that rear aisle. Then he stood on his head ouce more aud did ail sons of wiki antics with his feet. He opened aud shut his legs sidewise, then forward on 1 back, and twisted them in all sorts of--- i tliculous positions, lie kept his earn wide , » pen. however, so that wb<*a tlic minister I nhould arrive ut the end of his pray or he ! might hurry back to Priscilla’s side, i Everything would have gone well If H | had not happeued that the minister had me glass eve. 1 The minister's was the only face which j was turned toward Charley’s legs. When j the minister had commenced, his lace had : l»een ou the pulpit cushion, hut ns he had I warmed in his prayer ho had slowly raised ,up his face. Unfortunately his glass eyo fitted so badly that lie could never shut I his good eye when the bad one was in its i socket. As his face was raised liis eye fell on Charley Smith’s legs. Being unaccustomed to circuses, be bad never seen such a performance before, ami : Charley's gymnastics tickled the old parson Bo'that he snorted several times, and finally, : when Charley twirled and twisted his legs ! into a scries of concentric spirals, the min i ister burst into a loud and loug shout of j lapghter. Everbody sprang up at once, and of ' ';o'.:rse Charley was seen by nil the congre | gation. Some laughed, the deacon was horrified, and Charley sneaked to his seat with his ; love. i However, the meeting was necessarily ■ adjourned, ami Priscilla talked very sol emnly to lier lover on their way hack that ! evening. j She is not ijnite certain yet what to do ■ about the matter, except that she v ’ill not I giro up her lover. A girl c.ui get along without chnrch or a Sunday school, or a Dorcas Society— thousands of people do that—but no girl who’can get a lover can get along without I one. She proposes to make vigorous effort* to : combine her lover’s circus gym mis tics with j her religion and observances in such away I as to interfere with neither. If she cannot succeed iu that then she proposes to have a private Sunday school I and prayer meeting aud Dozens Society iu her parlor, and to let her lover dfl his j gymnasts in the hall of the house, with I the parlor doors open so that he can hear j the per forma at -. Fairs This Fall. Dol Nort, Oct. 10-12. ' Saguache, Oct. 10-12. OTHER FAIRS. | Texas, at Dallas, Oct. 11-31. ‘ Fat Stork Show, Chicago, Nov. 12 24.