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BENT COUNTY REGISTER.
VOLUME III- aB. BK"« v I*r«e. WILLIS ti EMERSON Vice I*rr». 11. J. UOCIIEXOrR, Cashier. I J «OULD. Aa’t C^iil«r w -'Tla©>- MERCHANTS’ STATE BANK OF LAMAR. LAMAR, COLORADO. il It BROWN, A. 11. IIEBKR. W. G. AMOS, It. o. WHITE. A. J. HOISINGTON, O. G 11ESS. C. V. DECKER. Also Colorado Office for the AMERICAN, MORTGAGE TRUST COMPANY. Money to loan on Farm ami C’ity Property at Loweat Kiilri. B. B. BROW'X, Manager. W. O. Has a Full Stock of Groceries, Queeimvarc, (lluss \YAUEi, LAMPS, SQTIOSS £TS7. < S S. Main Sreet, - • Lamar, Colo. STOVE S 3 *• the THOUSAND, no SUCII STOCK IN SOCTII KAST COLORADO. AS TOU WILL J Find in Store under U &■ T»» nd Oflloe Building m m shbb \ Kortl* Vi in Sreet. * * LAMAR. CCLOP.ADO. Janssen Bor’s, & Demorest —>-a —«a-dealers m-e-< —e*^— G-ents, Boys and Youth s Cloteing. fronts Furnishing Goods. Hats. Caps, Boots, Shoes and Fine Driving Gloves. AGENTS FOR THE Celebrated Rockford Shoes and Lyon Hats. "e have samples’from custom tailors in st. louis and CHICAGO, AND CAN HAVE A NOBBY SUIT MADE TO ORDER AT 20 I’KR CENT. LESS THAN . LATE TAILOR PRICES. Opposite U. iS. Lund Office, North main street, ... - lamau, colo . . .. LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, OCT. 27tli, 1SS8. Cleveland and Harrison. A CONTRAST OK TIIK WAR TIME. Ap i-art of the speech of the lion. I.' win Hanbaclc at the state conven tion at Fopeka lias been reported and widely published in the republi can newspapers, and as the report is not in particular correct, wo subjoin the following, which can bo relied i upon as being verbatim: ! “lime, 3 o’clock in the afternoon, •July 20, 1804. Place Peach Tree 1 ( ’reek, Georgia. General Hooker to a *'i:—‘Fell Harrison to move up his command.’ “Time, 3 o’clock in the afternoon, j July 20, ISO I. Place, Buffalo, N. Y., I Enter three persons into a saloon. T«. barkeeper ‘Where’s Grover?’ Barkeeper—-‘He will be here in a few minutes.* “1 imo, 3:10 in the afternoon, July -0, lsO4. Place, Peach Tree creek, Georgia. Harrison to Hooker: j‘Where shall I put my command?’ Hooker:—‘Yonder on the left, m J two lines.’ j “Time, 3:10 in the afternoon, July 20, 1804. Place, Buffalo. Enter ! (trover: —‘Hello, boys; what will 1 vou have?’ ‘‘Time, 3:20 in the afternoon, July j 20, ISO 4. Place, Peach Tree creek, [Georgia. Harrison to aid:—‘Say to , General Hooker the enemy is moving heavily on my front.’ Hooker to j aid:—‘My compliments to Colonel I Harrison, and tell him to double his -kirmish tine.’ “Time, 3 20 in the afternoon, July I>o 4. Place, Buffalo. Grover:— What shall we play?’ The boys:— •Seven up.’ j “Time, 3.30 in the afternoon, July j 20, 1864. Place, Peach Tree creek, 'Georgia. Harrison to aid:—‘Say to ' General Hooker the enemy is advanc- J ing in heavy columns on my front.’ : Hooker to aid: —‘My compliments to I Colonel Harrison; say to him to I withdraw his skirmish line slowly. Hid to hold his position at all ha/, j :.rds.’ ! “Time, 3:30 in the afternoon, July 20,1864. Place, Buffalo. Grover:—' I What’s the trump?” j “Time, 6 o’clock in the afternoon. July 20, 1864. Place, Peach Tree reek, Georgia. Harrison to Hook i. r:—‘General Hooker we have driven 1 the enemy, with great slaughter, at' < very point, and arc in full prosess ion of the field.’ Hooker, with a mighty oath*.—‘Colonel Harrison you have won your star by this day’s work and you shall have it.’ “Time, 6 o’clock iu the afternoon, July 20, 1864. Place, Buffalo. Gro ver.- —‘I have won the game and drinks.’ Bar-tender.*—‘You can’t be beat at seven up.’ Enter newsboy, greatly excited.*—‘Evening paper! Great battle in Georgia! O:ir side wins!’ To Grover.*—‘Buy a paper?’ Grover, with a sweep of hie hand'.— ‘Don’t bother me.’” A pin could he heard to drop for a second, followed by cheers,stamping, yelling and throwing up of hats and canes; in fact, a perfect pandemoni um for at least ten minutes, after which the speaker continued 1 . “O, men of America! Proud of your country, of the glory of its past and of its promise for the future. O, citizens of this grand state, for whom will you vote? For him who won his star at Peach Tree creek, or for him who won the drinks at Buffalo?”— Osborne, (Kau.,) Farmer. The republican party has raised the nation from bankruptcy to opu lence, and secured for our public credit the faith of the financial world. This was done under protection, and Gen. Harrison helped to do it. There are 30.000 workmen in In diana, all brought in by the natural gas industry since 1884. Iloosier doin has adopted these Workingmen, and a large proportion of them have in turn adopted Hoosierdom’s favor ite son as their political champion. After fully taking in the situation in Denver we boarded a Santa Fe train and woke up in the thriving city of Lamar, the great wonder and beauty of Dent county. Wo were tirst struck with the impression that we were still iu Denver owing to the rush of people to and fro and the general amount of business being transacted. Yet there is quite a con trast between the two cities. While Lamar has not yet made any move for the state capitol although their ideas are centered on that part of state improvements, but there is noth ing small about Lamar. Her people takes everything cool and calmly. They want nothing that is an impos sibility, and only that which is with in their grasp. They want a county seat which they are bound to have. They want lots of good solid farmers which they are getting daily. They want enterprising energetic business men in addition to what they now have. They only want an opportu nity to convince the home seeker what he can do in the way of farm, ing under the ditch system. They Jont want the earth but they do want the eastern people to know that they have as good farm land as any state or territory in the union, and that they have as good a town with all that constitutes such a town, such is churches, schools, wholesale and retail stores, liveries, hotels and everything that can be iouud in larg er and ol lor places, and yet there is room for more. There is the Weekly Register ably edited by Judge W. R. Davis; the Leader, edited by the notorious G. M. Magill, B. F. Colthar manager; the Daily Times, a bl ight newsy paper edited by Chas. I. Coutant, and last bat not least, the Sparks, edited by Mrs. M. A. Metcalf, all of whom are feeling that Lamar has a bright fu ture and that there is still room for one more in the newspaper business. There aught to be a neutral or inde pendent journal which would cap the sheaf, and keep all others out- We fouml all or a great many of onr ohl friends apparently glad to >ee us once more on their streets, and we shall always thin* well of, anti speak a kind word for Lamar ami the good neople of that town and Bent county along the Arkansas river or valley of plenty and laud of promise. After spending Tuesday in Laniar we boarded a Santa Fe train at 7:18 p. iu., for Pueblo, ariving there at 12:25 a. in., transferred onr freight to the baby or scenic line, arriving at Garland at 0:45 a. in., only a few minutes late for breakfast at the hotel de Hunt and Rustle.—Ft. Gar land Republican. Do the democratic officials read the phrase thus: “Public office is a private bust?” Free trade is no experiment in America. We’vo tried it, and it didn’t work. Germany tried it, and it didn’t work. Why not be guided by experience? Business raeu are so guided; and isn’t public bnsinoss to be conducted on business principles? United States SenatorEdmuuds,is going on the stump from now out. He is full of admiration for General Harrison’s success in saying jnst* the right tiling at the right time and in the right way. “The General has mastered a most trying situation,” he says, “and has gained a firm hold on the confidence of the party and the people.” The way to break np the solid south is to elect Harrison and Morton. If Cleveland gets another term, Bourbon democracy will maintain its sway. If Harrison be chosen, the young, the enterprising, the well re constructed, the protection, the Amer ican voters of the new and progress ive south will bo encouraged to as sert themselves. Workingmen are studying the tariff question. This is quite enough. If workingmen will simply look into the matter, not follow blind preju dice, they will soon be convinced that protection is the right policy. This isn't theory. It is experience. Free traders say that one Amer ican can do as much work in day as two Europeans. Well, if he can, then he ought to have twice as much for doing it. The press endures the affiction of dead-headism from the pulpit, the bar and the stage, from corporations, so cieties and individuals. It is ex pected to yield its interests, it is re quested to give strength to the weak, eyes to the blind, clothes to the naked and bread to the hungry; to cover up infirmities, hide weakness, wink at quacks, bolster up all dull, sapheaded politicians and flatter the vain. It is in short to be all things to all men, and if it looks for any reward, it is denounced as mean or sordid. There is no interest under tho whole heavens that is expected to give so much to society without pay or thanks, as the press.—Ex. Several times has General Harri son been charged with acts and say ings really performed and said by other Harrisons. At the begining of tho campaign there was a remark about a religious denomination that turned out to have been made by Harrison, the “boy” preacher, and recently in Illinois, there has been a tempest in the democratic teapot over an alleged remark about the Irish-Atnerieans being fit for nothing but hewers of wood and drawers of water. It turns out that Carter Har rison, the notorious democratic ex- Mayor of Chicago was the Harrison who thus maligned an excellent class of American citizens. It is about Carter Harrison’s size; it is far too small for a great big-hearted Ameri can gentleman like Benjamin Har rison. A Lynn, Mass., shoemaker and a representative and thoughtful work ingman, who has just returned from a brief summer trip to Europe— whoever heard of a European work ingman taking a summer trip to America?—puts the situation blunt ly thus*. “It is a question ot simple business. Do we want to risk fifty cents a day? That’s all there is to it. Low wages, besides, means low living. It means poverty and it means ignorance; and these two things put man at the foot of the ladder, and there he will stay. No European workingman, with his free trade and his low wages, thinks of getting up in the world. Who eyer saw workingmen in Europe tilling offices, or their wives and daughters in society, or themselves respected and honored? Nobody.” United States Senator, John V. Farwell, of Illinois, writing from Germany, where he is now traveling, praises in high terms the many good qualities of the Gcrman-American citizen, and adds: “Somehow, when they cross the ocean, tho damp, salt air soaks out of them their German contentment with twenty-five to forty cents per day for their work, and they can easily deny themselves that German luxury, but beer, never. America is a great Republic, ruled by the votes of the humblest, as well as the greatest, and, if I mistake not, the pending election will show that our laboring men have learned to vote for themselves, and not for a solid south and free trade for En gland. The temperance question will not count to make democratic voters of laboring men, unless that party can make them think it no empty idea that their beer is in danger. This will ho no easy task when they can see that by voting for free trade tney are absolutely mortgaging their power to get bread and batter and beefsteak, as well as beer.” NUMBER 20. The reduction from 47 to 42 per cent, in the Mills bill is said to be small. So it is; but there was a small reduction in the tariff in 1883. Then the wool and woolen goods schedule was reduced a little. That little was just enough to let in from England about 1,500,000 additional pounds of manufactured wool last year. That importation gave En gligh workmen just that much work that could have been done here. In Philadelphia hundreds of men have been idle that could have been busy. They would then have been purchas ers; now they have nothing to pur chase with. The Mills bill takes off still more of the tariff on wool and woolens. The result will be, more men out ot employment, and English manufacturers correspondently hap py. If anyone doubts this condition of things, he has only to go to Phila delphia, and be convinced. The following secret circular is sued by order of Secretary Eudicott of the War Department is another illustration of the hypocrisy of Cleve land's civil service reform preten sions: Ordinance Office, War Dept., ) Washington, D. C., Jan. 4, ’B6. J (Confidential.) “To the commanding offices of the national armories at Springfield, Mass., and Rock Island, 111., and of the United States arsenals at New York, West Troy, N. Y., Philadelphia, Pa., Boston, Mass., Benicia, Cal., etc: Sir—While arsenals and the ar mory are not intended to be convert ed into political machines, two polit ical parties in this country are recog nized. It is, therefore, ordered that, hereafter, in employing and discharg ing employes of any and all grades, other things being equal, and qualifi cations satisfactory, democrats will be favored, the object being to divide the force in the different grades gradually between democrats and republicans. This rule will apply to women and children, as well as to men, and will*be strongly enforced. Respectfully, your obedient servant, S. V. BENET. Brigadier-General, Chief of Ordi nance, United States Army.” Eudicott, the man responsible for this order, is a democratic mugwump and represents the codfish aristocra cy of Massachusetts in President Cleveland’s cabinet. As a matter of information to those who are not acquainted with the elec tion laws of the state with reference to registration, it will not bo untime ly to hero state that the penalties are justly severe against violations of the law. Any judge of election acting as one of the registration board who wilfully sets his name opposite the name of any voter, who is not enti tled to vote, is subject to a fine of not less than #3OO nor more than #l,- 000, an imprisonment not less than 30 days nor more than 90 days, or both tine and imprisonment.—See Sec. 120, Statute. Any person making false affidavit for the purpose of having a name placed upon the registry list shall be subject to wilful and corrupt perjury, the penalty of which is a peniten tiary offence.—See Sec. 127. Any person who shall procure his own name, or that of any other per son to Do registered, not entitled to be, for each and every offense shall be fined not less than #2OO nor more than #SOO, and ituprisonod not less than 10 nor more than 40 days.—Seo Sec. 128. After the completion of the regis try lists on the evening next preced ing the election, no name shall bo added, and the judge, or any member of the board, permitting any name to be placed thereon, shall be deemed guilty of a disdemeanor and fined not less than #SOO for each and every offence.