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BENT COUNTY REGISTER.
VOLUME 111. 4 B BIOffK. Tr«». WUXIS G. EMKR&ON Vlc«-Pres. 11. J. GOCTIKSOI’R, Cublcr, W. G. GOULD. Aa'l Caahlcr -T£l©~ MERCHANTS' STATE BANK OF LAMAR. LAMAB, COLORADO. B B BROWN, A. H. MERER. W G. AMOS, K. O. WHITE. A. J. HOISINGTON, O. G BESS. C. V. DECKER. Alm Color.Ju Oflic* fur lb. American mortgage trust company. UdD«r U» lw*u ou Kano and City Proparty at Loweal liitei. B. B. BRO WX, Manager. W. Q. & SB. Bu a Full Stock or Groceries, Queensware, Glass- VIBE, LIBPS, BOTTOMS ETC. s. u ain Sreot, - Lamar, Colo. »I HU TIOCIAKD. .O »CCH «TOV» 1* .OLTB *A*T COL0«A»O. *• wux I Tlmd in Blor* und.r XJ S Lind OST.O- 3villain* is: m seisi & %>m Isrtb Vain Sreet. * - LAMAR. COLORADO. Janssen Bro’s, & Demorest , Ilf Qmti, Boys and Youth’s Clotoing. Q*ita Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and < u. Fine Driving Gloves. AGENTS FOR THE Celebrated Rockford Shoes and Lyon Eats. w * 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 Offics, South main street, lamar, col© LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, DEC. 22n<l, 1888. Agaiu the turkey noon will bo Ilia solemn dirges humming, For if the almanacs are right. The Christmas time is coming. Nebraska State Journal. The outdoor costnme of the Per sian women who dwell in towns con sists of a sheet of cotton or silk two and a half yards long by two yards wide; it is dyed a deep blue with in digo. The ebadur, or veil, among the wealthy, may cost as much as £5 or £6, and among the fashionable is often trimmed with a delicate filmy fringe of gold thread upon three sides of it. Lady Habcrton’e inven tion of the divided skirt has been the fashion among Persian women from time immemorial. It generally, among the middle class, reaches just below the knee. The wealthy wear it considerably shorter, while the vil I age women and the dwellers in tents allow it to disrend to their ankles. When she is about to go abroad the Persian woman puts on a conple of long, pillow-case like bag* of long cloth, died of some very bright color, which are provided with shaped ex tremities. like stocking feet, of the same material. They are fastened at the waist by a girdle, and when put on resemble a pair of pillow-cases, with a foot at the extremity of each. The feet of Persian women are the smallest in the world. She thrusts them into a pair of high-heeled slip per*, places the center of the untrira med edge of the chador over her forehead, and then draws over her head the long white outer veil of fine linen, four feet long and two feet wide. There is an aperture in this veil one inch deep ami three inches across, this aperture is covered by a patch of delicate embroidery, which enables her to see without being seen. This is the oat-door costume of the Persian woman; it is an abso lute disguise,and effectually couceals her identity. It is probably the most hideous outdoor costume in the world, and its effect is absolutely * ghastly, resembling nothing t-o much ' as the frightful costumes worn by ! t!*c brothers of the Misericordia in Italy. It is expensive, ugly, uncom fortable, hot in summer, cold in win ter; its exceeding folly is probably over excelled l»y the c.iimney-pot hat of civilization, and yet Persian wom en cling to the veil a** a privilege of their sex.—Philadelphia Telegram. ‘‘George, dear, what a beautiful ! diamond butterfly! It looks readyl to fly.” “I don’t see why it wants to I fly,” growled George. Heaven knows J it’s high enough now. The roli plate counter is at the other end of the store. Come on.”—Jeweler’s Week •y- It would be a good thing for Colo rado if there were more papc?rs in the state as indepentent, as out spoken and as juht as the Colorado Springs Gazette. Though consistently Re publican in its politics, it does not hesitate to express its opinion frankly about Republican politicians.—Pueb lo Dispatch. The scheme to irrigate tho divide country by a ditch to be taken out of the Arkansas river at some point high up in the mountains is now on foot again. The matter was agita ted a few years ago and then aban doned. It now comes to life again, and the parties behind it say they will push the ditch to comple tion. —Stuart Chronical. To-day we were permitted to read an extract of a letter which referred to the Bob Creek ditch. It stated that this ditch will undoubtedly be built early next summer. The writ er’s source of information was given end his authority for making the statement i« good. We have very little doubt that this report is a true one and that next summer our farm ers will be able to irrigate their crops if they find it to their interest to do go.—Arlington Review. Christmas is coming, And Old Kris is loading np, With his nick-nacks, And his jiui cracks. And the cotton speckled pup; Good little boys and girls, Keep np the good old rule, And tee that you are on the tab At some liberal Sabbath school. Silver Cliff Courant. College bred young men are with out experience on the practical side of life. The pushing, alert business man is not particularly impressed with the value of a college degree in forecastirg the market or detcrmin ing the value of “job lots,” because he knows business is not a theory at all, hot a haid fact. Then, too, col logiates often give themselves super ior airs, which do not go down with their associates, the majority of whom have received honorable scars in their fight with circumstances, and have little tenderness for carpet knights. Moreover, the impressiona ble and formative period of life hav ing been spent in the school room, they have not acquired that alertness, that power to grasp a business situa tion or problem and easily solve it. Nothing in their school books taught them the shrewd, watchful readiness competition makes necessary. Take the youug fellow who left school as soon a9 he had mastered fractions and entered npou the struggle for existence. His mind was open to all impression-he learned business with out knowing he was learning, as a child learns to talk, lie has formed business habits unconsciously. His mind was molded to alertness, rapid ity of thought, promptitude of action, the requirements of business char acter. Let us illustrate. Take a lit tle fellow of 8 or 9 years, brought up in a well regulated home, and place him beside the street Arab, bootblack or newsboy. On the score of mental activity and practical knowledge and shrewdness, the latter will run him to cv.ver in two minutes. Does not some such difference exist between the educated young man and the one to whom business has been a matter of daily life since early youth, which makes employers prefer the latter? —Ex. Frank P. A lieu received a letter from Lamar Tuesday morning, stat ing that the Ko°n ditch on the north side would be extended as far east as the state line, providing the farm ers along the line of ditch will give them the proper inducements. That is, they want the farmers to take wa ter rights at so much an acre. We are unable to state at the present time, what their price is par acre for water rights, but will certainly be no more than the usual price over the state. We will try and give the num ber of acres of water rights they ex pect to sell before building the ditch together with price per acre, terms, aud etc. Water is now running in the ditch to a point five miles east of Lamar and by the farmers taking hold of this matter at once, they can secure water by the Ist, of Jane, in plenty time to water their crop. The compauy will furnish a bond to have the ditch completed at a certain time. —Granada Graphic. If 200 subscribers would pay up, The Merry World man would bo as independent as Jay Gould, only on a smaller scale.—Pueblo Merry World. The putting on a short time ago of the fast express between Edinburgh and London has revived memories of the old inhabitants aR to English rail roading foity years ago, and one of these alleges that he can remember when the train for Edinburgh was started by a bugle playing *Td be a butterfly.” The passenger cars were as much like stage coaches as possi ble, the baggage was carried piled on top and the guards sat like drivers |ou top also.—Brooklyn Eagle. Last week a man stepped up to us and said he would pay me every cent he owed me if he lived until Satur day night. I presume the man died. Another man said he would pay me in a day or two as sure as he was born. Query—did the man lie or was he ever born? Another said he would settle up as sure as shooting. I come to the conclusion that shooting is uncertain. Another said he hoped to go to the devil if he did not pay me in three days. Haven’t seen him since; supposed he has gone, but I trust he has not hoped in vain. Quite a number said they would see me to morrow. These have been stricken blind or else to-morrow has never come. One man told me six months ago he would pay me when he got some money. The man would not lie so of course he has not had a cent since. lam now satisfied that there are many drawbacks and uncertain ties in this world in the newspaper business.—Yuma Pioneer. A lawyer friend tells me he adver tised for an office boy a fey days ago, and as usual got a big bundle of ans wers. He got fairly tired of reading the credible things the young aspir auts for the place had to say of themselves, but he struck a letter that really rested him. It was writ ten on a very much soiled and crum bled piece of paper that had never been very white, and ran as follows: ‘‘l’m 12 years old. I han’t got no father nor mother. Itm an orfant and I’ve got to hustle. It beats hel how hard times is.” My legal friend read no more of the letter but imme diately sent for the boy and gave him the job. The urchin has settled down to “hustling” in earnest and doesn’t complain any more of the hard times.—Chicago Mail. “Nothing more ‘taking’ could be de vised than the plan for a delegation of Harrison and Morton Club of Denver to go to Washington for the inauguration address as cowboys with sombreros, flannel shirts, leather schapes, spurs and high-heeled boots, all showing wear, if possible. The Dodge City Cowboy Band is to ac company them, and we predict they will bo the most sensational feature in Washington during their stay. The band is able to furnish the finest of music such instruments produce, and their banner, a large shield with cre9t of two immense horns—once the powerful weapon of a Texas steer —the whole mounted on a pedestal about four feet high, is quite enough to do the boys proud.”—Sterling Times. The poultry interests even in Colo rado is of vast proportions. It is es timated by good judges that the peo ple of the state, counting men, wom en and children, consume each $5 worth of poultry and eggs in the cy cle of a year. If this estimate be correct —and we believe it is—then it would require two million dollars to pay the bill. About one-half of this poultry and eggs are produced at home. The balance comes from Kansas, Nebraska, lowa and Utah and our money is sent in exchange for it. Here are tacts worthy of the attention of industrial farmers .-Field and Farm. Senator Barela suggests that if Las Animas county is divided, anti es pecially if three or four new ones are organized, some relief might be af forded the ones just setting up for themselves by passing a law exempt ing them from the operation of that provision of the constitution which requires a new county to assume its proportional part of any iudebtness the original county had contracted. This would be specially just with re gard to our county, since the east end has received very little benefit from the expenditures which created the debt.—Trinidad News, NUMBER 28. Round Trip Tickets to the South. The Fort Worth railroad offers the most enticing exonrsion trips of the season. Buy one of their Winter Tourist tickets which are sold at very low rates, and Yisit the sooth er 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 aa Austin, Galveston, San Antonio, Ar ansas Pass and New Orleans, or Montrey, Saltillo 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 Worth railroad, or on any ticket agent in Colorado. Mr. A. W. Giffen, chief clerk of the Railway Mail Service, Depart ment of Nebraska, is the last victim of Don Dickenscn ( s official axe. He was one of the oldest employes in the service and was thoroughly compe tent. A beardless kid, who openly admits his in competency, has been appointed to succeed Mr. Giffen. This is Civil Service Reform with a vengeance, but possibly Mr. Dicken son does not propose to apply to Civ il Service rules until all offensive partisans are bel iaded, and their places filled by his political strikers. —Denver Times. Those who have the privilege of living or working in the open Colo rado air during the summer months enjoy a chance that they should not fail to appreciate. The highest art and deepest poetry fail to depict the beauty that mantles every landscape. It is a charm that everyone can breathe in the fragrant air, can bear in the soft whispering trees, can see in the fresh and varied tints of field and forest, but which pen or brush ore unable to portray or describe.— Orange Judd. In Michigan the farmers claim ad vantage in plowing corn land shal low in the spring and then planting it immediately. In Wisconsin the idea ia right the reverse. The farm er there believes in fall plowing and deep plowing. In Colorado the Wis consin style is too correct to be dis puted. Deep plowing and fall plow ing is the thing. In this state there will be twenty bushels an acre more grain grown by the Wiscon£in meth od than can be by the Michigan method.—-Field and Farm. We took a ran down to Lamar on Monday last and found that oity quiet, with business generally improv ing. There is quite a large force of men and teams at work on the north side ditch. This large outfit draw their supplies from Lamar, which adds to the prosperity of the town. M. L. Swift Jb Co. hold the bnlk of trade and are doing an extensive busi ness. Swift is a go-agead fellow and underntands his business. He is happy as a clam, notwithstanding a contest on bis hands.—Fort Gar land Republican. An El Moro man, charged with stealing a calf, made the following statement: “I was always teaohed to be honest an' most always have been, bat when I seed that calf I caved. I never wanted a calf so bad in all my life, an* you all know that when a man wants a calf he wants him.” The jury rendered the follow ing verdict: “We, this jury, air sat isfied that Steve stold the calf, but, as the feller that owned the animal is considerable of a slouch, we agree to clear Steve an’ make the slouch pay the costa.”—Field and Farm. Trikid ad, Colo., Dec. 16.— The most horrible accident which ever took place in this-city occurred this afternoon. Mrs. J. W. Luolhng, wife of an old pioneer, her son and a little eight-year-old girl named Howard, were driving in a single buggy when the horse took fright and ran away, throwing all the occupants out. The little girl’s foot caught in the wheel and she was dragged until her left leg was twisted off at the knee. The limb has sinoe been amputated, but death may relievo her intense suffer ing at any time*