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BENT COUNTY REGISTER.
VOLUME III Iw. w. LOUDEN. DRUGGIST ity Drug Store mortbmaih street. , Colorado. W. Q. X?BH. Us a Pull Stock of Groceries, quoenswnre, Glass- WiBK, LJL*PS, MOTIONS ET(J. I S. Main Sreet, Lamar, Colo. ©STOVES. BY THE THOUSAND, No nch slock Id sootti-oasl Colorado, as you will irind in. tlxis Store M. L Swift k Co. Y%im Sreet. - * LAMAR. COLORADO. g, galdxuxn, Alfll DIAL** IN-—- HABBESS, SADDLES, BRIDLES, WHIPS, SPURS ABD ALL GOODS IB THE SADDLE LIBE, IHfPAIRINfI DONE PROMPTLY AND AT LOW PRICES. LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, MARCH 16th, 1889. The Pulpit and the stage. A recent incident at Cambridge, Massachusetts, has raised a new mor al question of great perplexity and some magnitude. Rev. George A, Tewksbury, a popular young Congre gational minister, pastor ef Pilgrim church, some time ago became a widower. After the manner of most i men in like condition, especially min i isters, and following the teachings of j the New England Pilgrims, he in j due ami decorous time commenced a delicate but determined search for a successor. He seems to have pro ceeded in an altogether unorthodox maimer. He coldly passed by the widows of missionaries and other clergymen. He wickedly ignored the maidens of varying degrees of youtlifulness, whose Christian devo tion has, for some years, been wont j to lake on an extra glow with each j successive appearance of an unmar ; ried minister. He was cruelly in ; sensible to the captivations presented ! tea parties. He sought not the j counsel of any of the mothers in Is reel. He profanely walked untaught I and free past all the nets set for his clerical feet at sewing circles and the meetings of ladies’ missionary and charitable souietles. He im piously refused to lend his aid to the fulfilment of the prayers of his dea cons that lie might be guided to the right and the orthodox choice. He Inversely sought and won the pretty ► isters of Edmund T. Phelan, the comedian. To state that the an nouncement of the engagement was a dynamite explosion to tho church would be putting it mildly. It was an earthquake, a cyclone aud a dyna mite erupliou all in one. Could a minister marry an actor’s sister and remain a Christian? Could he be devoted to his Divine Master and to a comedian’s relative both at the same time? Could he ally him self to a theatrical tamily aud not be led astray? Was it not a clear case of the euticeinents of worldy beauty triumphing ovor the heavenly el° ries? The young woman may have been amiable as well as beautiful. She may have been pure and true. She may have possessed tho Chris tianity of kindness and devotion. She may also have been of the ortho dox faith. Hut what did all those things signify? She was au actor’s sister. Her marriage with the pas tor would establish a sort of friendly relationship between the pulpit and the stage. Could that be allowed? The Church said no. So great a commotion was raised that the cler gyman was forced to decide between Pilgrim Church and the actor’s sis ter. Like a true man, he chose the latter. But will any other orthodox Church call him? IIow will be set tled the great question: “Is it a mor tal sin for a minister to marry an actor’s relative?’’ May not the dar ing clergyman be driven by the un reasoning Church prejudice against the stage into Unitarianism, or some oteer form of heterodoxy?—Denver Times. “See bore,” said a big man in an angry voice, as he rushed into a ebeap clothing store, “you are a swin dler—a rauk, unmitigated swindler, without any principle or sentiment of honesty—that’s what you are.” “My vrendt, vot is de matter?” asked the merchant in a conciliating tone. “You have no right to call me dose names.” “I haven’t! Look at this coat that I gave you $8 for. It’s all pulling apart, and look at this vest and these pants. Theylook like a cyclone had put ’em on to go out west in.” *Und for dot you call me swindler?’ “You bet I do,” “My vrendt, you forged vou ting.” “What is that?” “You should nefer shudge a man by his cloding.”-Merchant Trayeler. A bevy of carpenters consisting of A. Underwood, John Y. Allen, Jas. Porter,C. M. Wheeler and ethers are pushing Capt. Munger’s store room to completion rapidly. It will be ready for occupancy in a few weeks, —palmer Lake Herald, While down at Greeley a few days ago we met an old acquaintance—a man whom we had known since he came in with the Greeley colony in 1870. At that time he was a poor man, to day he is a rich one. In other words his lands and posses sions, together with his bank depos its, are worth fifty thousand dollars. This he has accumulated since first we met on the cactus plains where now stands the beautiful city of Greeley. All these years he has cul tivated a small faim less than a hun dred acres, much of the time but forty. However, he has been indus trious and frugal—has had a good business head on him, and let slip no opportunity to turn an honest dollar. A part of his wealth, we will admit, has been acquired by the enhanced value of his eighty acres. To learn something of his methods we pro pounded a few questions, and to which he replied: “When I arrived here iu the spring of ’7O myself and family moved into a tent. I was too poor to build a : house. The first season I planted some vegetables and corn, and in the fall fattened some hogs and raided some poultry. I also bought on cred it a tew cows, and from a variety of small sources gathered a living. Dur ing all these years I have farmed in Colorado I have raised no grain. My farm was too small and theiefore I ; saw the necessity of growing vegeta- j bles and small fruit that would pay • better than the cereals. I have J grown more acres of potatoes than , auy other one crop, and have at times j made them net me #IOO an acre. My strawberries, raspberries and celery have paid me the best. Continuing the conversation, the gentleman said: “I was fortunate in locating in one of the best locali ties in the best state of the Union, and I have labored to make the best of it. I have succeeded so well that my neighbors, think well of me. My rule in farming has been to feed the land, and in turn the land has fed me. I have made it a rule to plant such crops as paid the beet, aud let cheap crops, such as wheat, oats and other grain alone. I can grow cab bage enough on a single acre to buy twenty acres of wheat, or celery enough on an acre of ground to pay for five acres of land in a single year. I have made a single milch cew pay for three milch cows in the cycle of a year. In fact I have had no deadhead crops or deadhead stock about me. I have not worked over hard during these years but have worked dil igently. And the crowning secret of my success has been owing to the fact that from the second year of my settlement in Colorado I have kept out of debt and have paid everybody that I have had dealings with.”— [Field and Farm. A Kansas paper says that prairie dogs make excellent eating, though there is a prejudice against their meat as food. Two of them were rooeptly killed for a family that was short of meat and they were fried for supper. The family being ignor ant of what they were, thinking they were cotton-tail rabbits, ate heartily of them and pronouuoed them the 6nest meat they had ever eaten. Enough fat came from the two little animals to make almost a teaoupful of all. Fricassed prairie dog, gar nished with cactus, would mako a genuine homeseader’s dish wouldn’t Topics. On last Saturday night at about 11 o’clock John Russell one of the pio neers ot the Divide suicided by shoot ing himself through the head. Busi ness troubles oonneoted with ill health are said to be the cause of the rash deed. He was highly esteemed and a large assembly of people gath ered to perform the last sad rites. His funeral was held on Monday the Rev. Delong of Monument officiat ing.—Fulmer Lake Herald. ROOK ISLAND AHEAD. Tlno T_.a,t©st Ttiixig in Tour ist Sloe-ping Oetz*s. The Rock Inland Las inaugurated a new feature, which promises to cre ate considerable interest in railway improvement, it being a free tourist car service, with nearly all the con veniences of the palace car, includ ing colored porter in attendance, 6ne hair mattresses, pillows, blankets, soap, etc. When made up for the night, the fourteen sections are par titioned off with sliding pannels, and curtained with heavy damask draper ies- Tables, attachable to the sides of the interior, are provided for each section. The cars are heated by | steam, the aisles carpeted, and cus pidors for the cleanliness of the cars, are added. The duties of the porter accompanying each car will be simi lar to those of the palace car service —to look after the wants of the pas senger and see that the car is kept perfectly clean. Iu one end is the ladies’ lavatory, and in the other, one for gentlemen, which are as nicely appointed and furnished as the most fastidious would desire. The inten tion of the Chicago, Kansas & Ne braska is to furnish these cars free of charge to tourist or excursion par ties when the number of persons is sufficiently large to justify the use of a car or cars. With such accommo dations, and without change, there is no further necessity of a western tour without sleeping accommodations, nor is it necessary to make suck a trip expensive. It is a g»eat induce ment for parties, clubs, or any con siderable number of persons contem plating a trip to the Rocky Moun tains, for instance. And, too, the Denver Rio Grande has adopted the same scheme, and as the Rock Islaud connects with this route iu Colorado, the free tourist car system w ill no doubt be geuerelly adopted by those iu search of the pleasure and health-giving regions of our con tinent.—Kansas City Journal. KEEP POSTED. Every farmer and mechanic in Colorado should take his home paper to get all the local news of his sec tion. lie should also take The Den ver Republican, daily or weekly, in order to be posted on all foreign and National new’s. The 'Republican publishes the most extensive special telegraphic reports of any paper west of St. Louis. Its columns contain from day to day every important event that happens anywhere in the world. Sixteen competent men are em ployed in the editorial department of the paper, and over one hundred correspondents are engaged in gath ering the news for publication. The Daily Republican is published every day in the year. Subscription prioe per year, postage free, $ 10.00; six months, $5.00; three months, $2.50. The Sunday Republican consists ot from twenty-four thirty-six pages. It is edited with a view to furnishing the highest grade of literary and mis cellaneous reading matter that can be purohased. From ten to twenty original articles appear in this issue of The Republican every Sunday. It is the best Sunday paper published iu tho west. Prico $2.50 per year. Subscribe tor it or purchaso it from your looal nows dealers. Tho Wee*cly Republican is a sixty four column quarto, the largest pub lished in the state, and is devoted largely to the agricultural aud pas toral interests of the west, Price $2 per year. Subscribe for it either through your local news dealer or by sending direct to tho office. Changes.—Tourist—“Whal great changes time works here in the west. A few years ago this region was peo pled by reds without a white,” Kan sas Rustler—“An* souse the drought. it*» be’n mostly whites without a rad. Oh. time works a heap o* changes!’* —Munsey's Weekly. NUMBER 40. Enforce the Game Laws. Let the statutes in regard to the •laughter of game for sale be rigidly enforced. At the present rate of de struction it will not be long until there will not be a single deer or elk within the boundary lines of Eagle county. A gentleman was heard to remark a short time ago that he was easily able to kill two or three deer every day, aud that now he scarcely knew of any at all. This is sufficient proof for us that such game is rapid ly disappearing. If a law is worth enacting it should be worth enforce ment, and we respectfully suggest that the first individual who may be found violating the provisions of the act referred to be made an example of. It is high time for vigorous ac tion.. It is reported that people living at Dotsero and thereaboats are becom ing incensed at the killing and salo of deer and other game which lias been going on in that vicinity for some time in open violation of the law. We are reliably informed that in all certain parties have been closely watched in this matter and that prob ably important arrests will soon be made. Somebody stands a good show to adorn the inner walls of the Canon City penitentiary with his dis tinguished presence iu the early fu ture, for such work. Red Cliff Comet. How the Apostles Died. Many readers, perhaps a large ma jority of them, old as well as young, will find new information, so to speak, in the following paragraph: St. Matthew is supposed to have suffered martyrdom or was slain with the sword at the city of Ethiopia, in Egypt. St. Luke was hanged upon an olive tiee in Greece. St. John was put into a caldron of boiling oil at Roam, and escaped death at Eph esus, in Asia. St. James the Great was beheaded at Jerusalem. St. James the Less was thrown from a pinnacle or wing of the temple and then beaten to death with a fuller’s club. St. Philip was hanged up against a pillar at Hierapolis, a city of Phrygia. St. Bartholomew was flayed alive by the command of a barbarous king. St. Andrew was bound to a cross, whence ho preach ed unto the people until he expired. St. Thomas was run through the body with a lauce at Coromandel iu the East Indies. St. John was shot to death with arrows. St. Simon Zealo.t was crucified in Persia. St. Matthias was first stoiied mid then beheaded. St. Barnabas was stoned to death by the Jews at Salania. St. Paul was beheaded by Nero,—Pu eblo Opinion. The persons indicted for the burn ing of the court house weie acquitted in the district court last Tuesday. When the trial was oalled there was no case against thorn and Judge Gun ter recommended the jury to btiug in a yerdiot of acquital, which they proceeded to do without leaving the jury box. The so-called detective, on whose testimony before the grand jury a true bill against them was found, failed to materialize at the trial and the hands of the prosecu tion were tied. Mr. Goodalt, of Lamar, conducted the defense.—Las Animas Leader. No man ever struck a more respon sive chord in the hearts of Ameri cans than did President Harrison iu his inaugural address, when he said, “We will respect the rights of other nations and exact a liko treatment for our own.” There is a good healthy ring in this declaration that is sigmficent of a policy that know ing Americans have rights will daro maiutain them.-—Tucson [Arix.] Cit izen. Handsome young Canadian—“Aro you in favor of annexation. Miss Old maid?” Miss Oldmaid—“Oh, this is so sudden! Y-e-a, I am yours.”—Now York Weekly. Sorrows of the cross eyed man— “ Miss, may I have the honor of tba next waltz with you?” Two ladit a (eagerly rising)—“With pleasure,”— Fliejende Blatter,