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BENT C OUNTY REGISTER.
VOLUME hi. B B*o* N, Pn»»- WIUJS G EMKIi>OX Vlm l*re«. 11. J GOCHEXOL'R, Cashlrr, * W. u. GOULD. AVt Ca-liter —Tlae- MERCHANTS’ STATE BANK OF LAMAR. LAMAS, COLORADO. K 11 BROWN, A. 11. tIEBF.It. \Y G AMOS, K. O. WHITE. A J HOISINGTON, O. G UESS. C. V. DECKER. Also Colorado Offii-i for tk« AMERICAN MORTGAGE TRUST COMPANY. Ut»n«* lo Iwan on Karra mnJ L’ity Properly at Lowest Kites B. B. BROWX, Manager. W. 0. &88. flu » LuD Stock of Groceries. Class- TSTABS, E AMPS, HOtTIOHS ETC. 8. Main Sreet, • Lamar, Colo. K Ml TlOCUin, lO »CCB ITOC* I* IOLTB £AST COLOEAUO. A» wux rißd in Btor« undor U S Land omo» JSu.lldlnE m m EMiETi •& mm Isrtfe V\in Sreet. - - LAMAR. COLORADO. Janssen Bro’s, & Demorest —>»4- > Ilf -B»<—*»-e- Gent*. Boys and Youth’s Cloteing. Gtsii Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoos an. Fine Driving Gloves. AGENTS Fill THE Celebrated Rockford Shoes and Lyon Hats. ** HAVE SAMPLES FROM CUSTOM TAILORS IN ST. LOUIS ; AKD CHICAGO, AND CAN HAVE A NOBBY SUIT MADE TO ORDER AT 20 PER CENT. LESS THAN LATE TAILOR PRICKS. Opposite U. S. Land Office, fc®RTH MAIN STREET, .... LAMAR, COLO LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, DEC. 15th, 1888. The Naw First Reader. LESSON I. “!• the boy in the field?” “Vea, he is in the field.” “What is the boy doing in the ! field?” “Stealing cucumbers.” “Does the man see him?” “lie does.” “lint why does he chuckle and , U r rin instead of driving the boy out?” j “Hist! He is the man who keep* the drug-store on the corner!” LK64QN 11. “Let us look over the alley fence ami see the piece of statuary in the wllow McGee’s back yard. Is it not a beautiful thing?” “It is. It is a marble dog, and so life like that I would declare it alive ” “That shows the wonderful skill of mail. Human skillf assisted by pal ience and pemevcivncc, can ac complish wonders.” “W ho is that coining down the street?” “It is a poor young roan whose all (an old pair of hoots) « ;i» consumed by the great Chicago fin, ami now h»* wonder* broken hci.ried and din e -ur wel ever the face of the earth.” “Wi \ il< c« ! • wish to enter the back yard V* “To tell hi** *c*.d story to the hired girl m in.- Li 1 • • n door, she will lis j I ten, wijrc avuv the falling tear, and I fill him up with the be* t in the house.” j “Ah! ha! bat did you see that? The marble d seemed to r.iii e its head!” “So it did. Lo k! It i» now male- j tug jumps t. n feet apart! See! It has seized the tramp!” •wonderful! Hear Lim yell Where in he going now?’ “He is beaded for Australia* via the lattice gal<* .ind Pii >* street, and the marble dog seems p. be a part of him.” “And won’t he te!l Ids sad story to the hired girl todav?” “No, not N-dav. When the soft shade* «.f evening clo-e in upon the ■wicked wm-ld he W» 1 be far, from this.” “Ami the marble d >g?” “Will*. >n return to resume it po*c urub-r the cherry tree and wait f.>r a:.!.! **r. Wonderful is the skill of man.” LESSON 111. “Do you s«e the man and boy?” I “Yes, I see them.” I “They arc father and son, and they ! are talking. Can you bear what they are saying?” “I can. It Sunday. A circus ha- arrived in town and the boy w ants to go over and see the t •ms.” ! “And won’t bis father permit him?” “No. lie s.tvs it’s the most wick ed thing he ever heard of, and that it may lose ti e bov’s soul. lie also pioraises him a whaling Monday morning.” “Shall w*o go over to the tents and love «»ur souls?” “We will. Ah; who is this man ahead of us?” “Why that is the b >v's father; lit has slipped out the alley gate and is 1 making for the circus grounds us fast as he can go.” “Hut won’t he lore his ►oal?” “Not if the court knows herself.” LESSON IV. “Ah; hi re is a farmer on hie way to town. Can you ace. what he has iu his wagon?” “Oh, ve«. lie has a bale of hops.” “So he baa. Poor mm;” “Why do you say that?” “Because he w ill have to draw his bale back home again.” “But he may sell thorn to the brew er.” “Not to-day, my son. There wan a time when brewers didn't know any belter thau to buy hopa to brew with but now they Lave thirty-two substitutes and are still gaining on it.” “And will the farmer lose the fruita of his labor?” “Not altogether, perhap-. lie may have a case of quinsy, and then his hops will come bandy. He should have taken the papers ami kept post ed.” —Detroit Free Press. Accidents of October. A record of railroad accidents has boon kept for a number of years by l * 1 he Railroad Gazette,” and making up the roll for October last that pa per find* the number of persons kill fd, 120, to be the largest for any ii; o. i except August, lsST, which includes the Chatsworth disaster. No other monthly record reaches 1001 deaths. Of those kilted 58 per cent. ! were passengers, 37 per cent, were employes, and 5 per cent, are classed “others.” Considering that the ! number of employes is only a small I proportion of the number of passcn- J gor?, it is clear that the sacrifice of ! life and limb is relatively much i greater among employes than among j passengers. This in evcu more ap parent iu the showing of persons merely injured by accidents. These numbered 223, of whom 120, or 54 per cent., were employes, and 99, or only 44 per cent., were passenger*. \ The rxplauation of this i* to be found ■ in the fact that three-fourths of the I accidents of the month affected | freight trains and only one-fourth j passenger trains. The total number of accidents dor-• itg tin* month was 146, of which! eightvtwo were collisions, fifty-, • ight derailments, and six others * miscellaneous. The roi-ord »>f Octo- j her, 18 ~7, by contrast, while it shows j 117 accidents of all Linds, gave only j thirty-four persons iu all killed, and ! only 109 injured. Although the pa*- ■ tigers suffered less by comparison than the employes, there were at leant • ight important accidents to trains well filled with passengers. Six of those hud fatal results. That ai Mud Run wits the most notable. The Gazette comp! .-•ms that in all the case** where verdicts were rendered I by coroners* juries, they do not seem 1 to look into the question of the pos- j negligence of officers of the roads. Train men and minor cm-; ploye* are field responsible for ditto Ik-lienee of a rule, without consider-' in, w ether the authority making it ( might not have so arranged matters j that obedience would be loss difficult and more certain. The point is cer ! tainly well takeu. It is very eany— and juries like, to do things easily— j to find the cause of an accident in ! the circumstances immediately at- ! t( nduig it, v. i n the fact is that the j true cause may lie some distance back in a chain of events which attract no ; attention.—New York Tribune. The gentle Kansan zephyrs were playfully tossing pebble* weighing! eight or ten pounds in the air Thurs-1 day. In other words the wind was blowing.—Larnod, [Kansas,] Demo ' orat. The editor of Field and Farm re ! marked: Beans arc about the onlvj farm crop that would grew ou the j Maxwell grant. Of course he was j joking. Interview the settlors. Oats j high as a horse, potatoes like quart | I cups, sugar beets as big us plug hats, i land timothy that hides a burro as if; he were a jack-rabbit.—Trinidad Cit-! 1 izen. I The most important work the ap • preaching legislature will have t«> ; engage in is that on railway legitdu j i tion. The public is beginning to appro-j ! ciate that there is no solution of the j , transportation problem apart from j J legislation. It is well enough to j 1 consider that railways are private-; property, and that their owners have certain rights which the public ini bound to respect. But it should at 1 . the same time not be forgotten that : they arc also public highways, mid j that they enjoy certain franchises in • consideration of their agreement to ! perform certain public duties. The state has a right to inquire in i to the manner of their discharge of these duties and to compel them to i discharge them properly.—Denver l Republican. Severe pains in the bowels and ! stomach are often speedily relieved I by the application of a bag of salt. A i weak solution of salt and water is re* ! commended by good physicians as a | remedy for imperfect digestion, and I for a cold in the head it is a complete cure snuffed up from the hollow of | the hand. We hare known severe [ chrome cases of catarrh entirely j cured by persistent use of this simple I remedy every night and morning tor j several months, when the best efforts ;of the best physicians failed to do at v good. It should bo used milk warm. A good handfull of rock salt a Med lo'the buth is the next best | th: nafter an “ocean dip,” and a glo of a weak solution is a good on! ever ready remedy for a sore throat. As a dentifrice salt and wa ter in very cleansing, and also hard ens the gams. It will also prevent •ho hair from falling out. When I broiling -teak, throw a little salt on the coal 4, and th blaze from the ; dripping fat will not annoy. A lit he in *.( rcb, bailed or raw will pre vent the irons from .sticking. If the non- are rough, i a little salt on a th; k piece of brown paper, lay a j ■ - of thin muslin over it and rub i iron over it till perfectly smooth. Iidt>tains are entirely removed by h. itiirn-diate application of dry salt M lure the ink has dried. When the ‘ It has become discolored by ab sorbing the ink, brush it off and ap ■ h. more; wet slightly. Continue ' till the ink is hi removed. If new calicoes a allowed to he in | i strong - t>t water for an 1 our before i 1 'he first washing, the colors are less | likely to ado. Damp salt will re | move t! e discoloration of caps and 1 nicer® caused by tea and careless i Wiohing. A teaspoonful of salt in : r ich kerosene lump makes the oil , give a much clearer, better light.— ! Chicago Weekly News. ' Camphor is made in Japan in thi® v«v: After a tree is felled to the • >rth it is cut into chips, which are laid M tub or large iron pot partial ly ii'ied with water, and placed over " slow fire. Through holes in the j bottom ot the tub steam slowly rises i and beating the chips, generates oil j : and camphor. Of course, the tub j with the chips had a cosely fitting | cover. From this cover a bamboo pipe leads to a sn -cession of other i tubs with bamboo connections, and the last of th --c tubs is divided into j ! two compartments, on»* above the j other, the dividiug floor being per-1 ! forated with small holes to allow the | water and oil to puss to the lower ; compartment. The upper compart ; incut is supplied with a straw layer, which catches and hold* the camphor ! in crystal in deposit as it passes to 'ho cooling process. The camphor i* theu separated from the straw, i p;t rked in wooden tubs and is ready ! for market. The oil is used by the ; natives for illaminating and other | purposes.—Ex. Old settlors state that 24 years ago . just such rains as we have had for • more than a week visited this section and the pleasant little valley in which Nogales now stands was a perfect nver, the water being from two to ! ten feet deco all over the valley. Mr. IVrguson was iu the country at the I 'iiiic and says it was a pretty vigor ous flood, but that a prosperous year ; followed.—Tucson, [Ariz.,| Citizen. In our last week's issue we inad vertantly neglected to mention the lacr that S. P. Miller tilled a large ".■id cat iu the bluffs north of towu. : It vv&h standing on the ridge of a -tcop hill when shot and Sam was at the base. After shooting the animal ; it began to roll down and Sam sup c.'vcl it was coming after him and ‘ he turned t.o run, but stumbled and ( fell and the dead cat rolled right oyer him which accounted for all the i blood on his clothes.—La Junta Der rick. NUMBER 27. Round Trip Tickets to the South. The Fort Worth railroad offers the most enticing excursion trips ot the season. Buy one of their Winter Tourist tickets which are sold at very low rates, and visit the souther Old Mexico. You have the choice of routes both going and returning* and you are given opportunity to vis it such places of historic interest as Austin, Galveston, San Antonio, Ar ansas Puss and New Orleans, or Men trey, and the City of Mexico. For further information concerning tourist rates and the choice of routes, call at the city tick et office of the Denver, Texas & Fort \V orth railroad, or on any ticket agent in Colorado. In the eastern states, that is, all that vast region beyond the Mississ ippi river, the consumers ot anthra cite coal depend upon the Pennsylva nia mines for their supply. Little of it finds a western market except that portion which is brought up the lakes by grain vessels, which accept coal as a return cargo from Buffalo, Erie, and other points. As a conseqnenco the trade is restricted and soft, or bituminous coal is the rule. The river cities and towns from Pittsburgh to New Orleans, rely on the soft coal from western Pennsyl vania and West Virginia, and anthra cite is comparatively unknown to them. Western Colorado, or that portion rather, just west ot tho range, has sufficient anthracite and of an unsur passsed quality, to supply the country west of the Missouri with all they will take. The product of the mines now opened finds a ready market, but the veins lying there still undevel oped are as large and as easily ac cesible as those already opened. These veins are all on the Gunnison river slope, the locality is well known and they must become more promi nent in their shipments. There is a vast trade here comparatively unde veloped, and an immense tonnage awaiting the railroads that will fur nish them business for many years to come.—Denver Times. We hear of a number of friends | who formerly lived here as being I mentioned for Federal positions in ! our territory. Home rule, in our judgement, excludes any and all who are not registered citizens and while we have many friends whom we would gladly support, if they were still citizens, we know of but one place to draw the line and that is, are they citizens now, otherwise there would be no stopping place. Return ing only as official seekers does not fill the bill.—Tucson, [Ariz.,j Citizen. Mrs. J. M. Sackett, of Boulder, Colo., reoived a letter a few days since from the publishers of the Housekeeper, of Minneapolis, Minn., stating that the award of S3OO for the largest onion raised in the Unit ed States had been awarded to her. Ihe onion weighed three pounds seven and three-fourths ounces, and is a good advertisment of the grow ing qualities of Colorado soil. Tho publishers of this enterprising home raagazino are renewing their offers on this particular seed for the coming year, and next fall we trust to see that Colorado will again head the list of prize winnings. Litti.b Rock, Ark., Dec. B.—Ad vices from the Indian territory say the interior department has notified i tho Cherokcc6 that the Cherokee strip j is tho property of the United States, and that the Indians have no right to lease it. The strip comprises 6,000,000 acres of grazing land. Thursday the Chero kee legislature passed a bill leasing the strip to a stock syndicate at |200,- 000 yearly for fiye years. The prin cipal chief, Mayo, has not yet signed the bill. A delegation will next week be sent to Washington to prove to the interior department that the land be longs to the Cherokee nation.