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BENT COUNTY REGISTER.
VOLUME in. | ,W. W. LOUDEN. I DRUGGIST ICity Drug Store I lOHTB KADI STREET. I Übw, • Colorado. ‘ W. 0. MB. p.. a Fun stork of Qrocerlos, Queensware, Glass- WARE, LIIPS, EOTIOHS ETC. ♦ S. Main Sroot, Lamar; Colo. • STOVES STOVES. BY THE THOUSAND, Do suet stock li south-east Colorado, as you dll El-rirt lii tills Store M. L. Swift & Co. ¥ti* Sreit. - - LAHAR. COLORADO. S- r manufactuau a wb dialer W— HABBESS. SADDLES, BRIDLES, WHIPS, ABD ALL GOODS IB THE SADDLE LIES. mn*Ai!Wto dons j*Roi*rrtT anp at mw prices LAMAR, COLORADO, SATURDAY, MARCH 23rd, 1889. V'roxxx the IPioid s.md Farm. We believe we are not over esti mating when we put the number of buffaloes killed for their hides and horn* in Colorado during the ten years from 1865 to 1875 at two mill ions. In many *ection* of Klbert and Arapahoe counties the earth at one time was whitened with their bones. Never have there been so many domestic cattle in eastern Col orado as there were buffaloes. Several steam gang plow* will be introduced in the Arkansas valley the present season. The farmer* south of Pueblo are up to the latest departures In progress. They realize that fsrmiug in this country to suc ceed and compete with the outer world must bo done by modern meth ods. No country where the single blade plow is used can compete iu wheat growing with California and Dakota, where steam has surplanted the horse. A farmer in the rain belt near \ uma asks us to explain why we recommend deep plowing for corn planting, “when as we all know,” says the gentleman, “that corn is not a deep rooting plant.” VVe will rec ommend deep plowing for moisture storage purpose. Deep plowed soil will stand more than twice the drouth that shoal plowing will. We will say to our rain belt friend, try the experiment. Plow a part of the held twelve inches deep and a part three inches, and then give them both after cultivation aud we will guarantee that the deep plowed land will pro duce thirty bushels of corn with as much certainty as the shoal plowed will twenty. Those who stay in Denver or in the northern towns of the state have but the slightest conception of the incoming farm people that are drift iug into the south, the south-west and western portions of the state. The origiual Brut county will add twenty thousand people to its num bers in this 1880. The San Luis val ley will increase its people numbers ten or fifteen thousand and the coun try beyond the continental divide, over where the waters go down to the west, will obtain fifty thousand and more. In faot this will be the great farm immigration year in Col orado. The coming people will swell our numbers to upwards of half a million ere the general census of 1890 is taken. The increase will be! largely in the south ami south-west. The reasons for this will be found in the fact of the inducements offered 1 in those sections for new settlement. Water for irrigation will be furnish ed the farmer cheaper and lands of the very best quality made easy to obtain. Mrs. Frances Q. Allen, a lady liv ing fiye miles north of Arlingtan, who is seventy-four years of age, has secured title to a quarter section of land on which she now resides, walk ed to town Wednesday morning to tako the passenger train to Pueblo, but reached the depot a few minutes too late to catch the train. She was on her way to the land office to file a homestead on another tract of land near her. It being important busi ness she did not wait for the next morning’s passenger but boarded the first freight going west, in as happy a frame of mind at the prospect of increasing her possessions, as though she were but a young girl, of only thirteen, on the way to her first oan dy party. Such pluck as this elderly lady shows would do credit to young and middle-aged Review. The Bent County Sunday-School Convention, will meet at La Junta on Friday and Saturday, April sth and 6th. A large attendance is expected, as the proceedings will be of an im portant character respecting the fu ture welfare of the Sunday-schools of the county and the exercises will be entertaining and instructive, —Las Animas Leader. A Horae in Tropical Africa. Several incidents of recent African exploration call to mind the stories that men told of the early travels of white men in this country. A white man on horseback is a very unusual spectacle in tropical Africa, and the animal Mr. Hodister rode a few months ago made almost as much of a sensation as the horses that Cortez introduced into Mexico. Hodister’s journey was a short one, extending only from Landana, on the coast, to Boina, on the Congo, but it led the traveler through a densely peopled region of which little is yet known. “My horse,” he writes, “made a ! great sensation. At sight of him all the women in the villages at first were petrified with astonishment. They stood motionless, with then eyes fixed on the strange animal. Coming to themselves at last, with their hands raised above their heads, they raised their cry of ‘Ho, ho, ho!’ expressive of boundless astonish ment. Seine of them threw them selves upon the ground, smiting their breasts. Could it be, they said, that such a great beast, with a white man above him, was harmless? Such an animal must certainly eat black peo ple. “When we convinced them at last that a horse was harmless and that he was a very useful animal they ven tured nearer. They had no eyes for anything but the horse. As we pass ed through the villages many of the inhabitants followed us. The men turned back after a mile or so, but many of the women, who showed the greatest interest and curiosity, fol lowed us for three miles. When my horse trotted they trotted, too, their eyes fixed on the beast. Unmindful of where they were stepping they fell into the furrows in the manioc fields, and tumbled down in the tali grass. They kept pointing the animal out to the babies that were fastened on their backs. From some of the vil lages deputations came to me asking me to stop a while in their towns that they might haye time to admire the prodigy.” A whole menagerie of African cur iosities would not excite so much at tention in the civilized world as this horse aroused in a part of Africa where the zebra never roams and no species of the horse family is known. —New York Sun. Many people come to Colorado be cause they want to sea a country of which they have heard so much. They stay because they like it. They like it beoause there is so muoh about the stale that satisfies and pleases. They become identified with its for tunes because it is not the law of hu man nature to turn back upon that whioh invites and fulfills the pledge of hospitality. They refuse to leave because there is no reason why they should not remain, and it is easier to stay than go. The children of Colo rado love their state because it is worthy of their devotion. They ding to her destinies because in so doing they are borne along on the tide of progress and prosperity. They would not forswear their allegiance to her if they oould and they could not if they would.—Colorado Springs Echo. A tramp appeared at a boarding house on Furnaoe street the otber day, doffed his hat and oomplacently asked the landlady if she would sup ply him with a little meat, some warm bisouits, and make him a oup of fresh coffee. He said nothing about a new spring suit apd tile.— Pueblo Merry World. “Why not have the stars and stripes above every sohool house during school hours?” asked the Cincinnati Times-Star. “Let the flag wave over the coming Americans, shelter ing them beneat its shadow, while they are at their books. When the school lets out, let the flag be hauled down,” adds that journal. The Little Lie. F'rom the National Puasongur. Scene I—A Chicago railway sta tion. Time—s a. m. A yduug lady, wearing among oth er things, an engagement ring, is discovered seated at a car window of a train that is apparently on the point of moving oat. Young lady looks anxiously out of the window, as if momejtarily expecting some one. Train, after a delay of two hoars and a half, finally pulls out. Last glimpse of young lady shows her with her handkerchiet to her eyes, seemingly in a paroxysm of grief. Scene 2—Sleeping apartment of a young man. Chicago. Time. The same. Young man is aroused from heavy slumber by the sound of alarm-clock at sa. m. Young man yawns prod igiously, rubs his eyes and mutters: “By Jove, that dash thing goes! Five o’clock, and I promised Mabel faithfully to see her off. Gad, but it’s cold.” Pulls the blankets more closely abont him. “It can’t be helped now, however. I’ll just patch up a little lie and make it all right.” Turns over and sleeps till 9 o’clock. Letter No. 1 (the little lie): “Dearest Marel: I have not the language at my cammand adequate to express ray griet on failing to be in time to see you off. “But the fact is, my darling, my work kept me up very late the night before and when I awoke the next morning I was horrified to see that it lacked but a few minutes of 5; and though I dressed with all possible dispatch, literally throwing myself into my clothes, I was enabled to reach the station only in time to catch a glimpse of the rapidly reced ing train—the train that carried all that was most deff to me in this world—etc. “Your own Harry. Lett No. 2: Mu. Harhy Blank—Sir: The train you speak of did no leave the station until half past 7 o’clock. “Inclosed you will find engage ment ring, which I return to you forever. Mabel Redhead. Wonders of Sea.. The sea occupies three-fifths of the earth’s surface. A mile down the water has a pres sure of a ton to the square inch. It has been proven that at a depth of 3,500 feet waves are not felt. The temperature ip the same, vary, ing only a trifle from the ice of the pole to the burning gqq of the equa tor. At some places the force of the sea dashing upon the rocks on the shore is said to be seventeen tons to the square yard. The water is colder at the bottom than at the surface. In the many bays on the coast of Norway the wa ter often freezes at the bottom before it does abovo. If a box six feet deep were filled with sea water and the water allow ed to evaporate in the sun, there would be two inches of salt left at the bottom. Taking the average depth of the ooean to be three miles, there would be a layer ot pure salt 230 feet thick on the Atlantic, Waves are very deceptive, to look at them in a storm one would think the whole water traveled. The wa ter stays in the same place, but the motion goes on. Sometimes in storms those waves are forty feet high and travel fifty miles an hour— more than twioe as fast as the swift est steamer.—Pittsburg Djspatoh, Bent, oounty’s honorable board of county commissioners were in town yesterday on business connected with the proposed new road to Rooky Ford, and also to view a site for a new bridge across Tempas creek, about two miles below the flume.—La Junta Tribune, NUMBER 41. ROCK ISLAND AHEAD. Latest Tiring m Toxxr i»t Sleeping Cars. The Rook Island has inaugurated a new feature, which promises to cre ate considerable interest m railway improvement, it being a free tourist car seryice, with nearly all the con veniences of the palace car, includ ing colored porter in attendance, fine 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 ears, are added. The duties of the porter accompanying each cy 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. In 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 A 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 usoof 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 great 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 A Rio Grande has adopted the same scheme, and as the Rock Island connects with this route in Colorado, the free tourist car system will no doubt *be generelly adopted by those in search of the pleasuro and health-giving regions of our con tinent.-—Kansas City Journal. It would be no more than just for President Harrison to appoint a Col orado man as Commissioner of the General Land Office. No better se lection oould be made than that of Ex-Senator Chilcott. Mr. Chilcott would oertainly fill the bill, as he un derstands and appreciates the needs of western people. Whoever the for tunate appointee may be, it is not likely that Mr. Harrison will commit such an unpardonable error as Mr, Cleveland did, by appointing a man who was a fit subject for a lunatiq asylum.—La Junta Tribune The guests at the Box Social bo. came so enthusiastically religious that they engaged in numerous kiss ing games, chaste and pure kisses, of course. At this innocent and highly entertaining osculatory exercise it is said that even the young ladies ex hibited a knowledge of the art per fect in every particular, a knowledge that could only be acquired by long practioe. “Jack the Kisser 1 * could find a broad field in Granada for bis business.—Granada Exponent, Cullen Greene, aged sixteen years son of one of our prominent farmers John Greene, residing north-west of town, met with a sad mishap last Sunday afternoon. He was riding a mule driving his fathers cattle to water, when the animal became frightened throwing him to the ground with violent force, breaking the clavicle bone.—Sheridan Lake Times, Exohange fiend: “Ha! ha! ha! here’s a good one, by geergo”— Editor) “Hold up there, that was read to ua by moo other fiends before yon came In. It'a very good, but just pleaae read it to yourself—the editor does bis own reading.—Boston World.