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BENT COUNTY REGISTER
W. H. BAMKditor. S \TI RDAY . MARCH l-' ■ fiBKCUII*TI«»N 1 ATM' j»«r Y«ar, • fi.QO Six Mouths. fhCi- j fhre* Months.. “5 SlukK* Coph«», >»tere<l *s the I»osr-Ofl. ut ) :»mur. Colo- j f»do, as Second Class mutter. Items That May be of In terest. There it aqalet movement cf u . n > ; reform throughout the I'niud S: < - that appears stronger than ev.r ! fore: We do not remember of ov i hayifig heard of so gouvral a eon>i-l eration of prohibition as lias ' : the past winter, prohibu;<>n or Li.;', license has been considered by ih ..r.\ every legislature in t with other moral eff - - drift of public hti: i!n-:r.. We pot believe the probibiton party arc either gaining in strength >r nn: bers, but we belive the dt-.-ir-- t . trol the liquor tratic, gnmb. 1 the greater vices is be<<»;utug er among the masses, li t. . 1 , men have been careful rc.eb press the past three mouths, apd will |*eview what they have read from an unprejudice stand point, they can ar rive at no other conclusion ti .n >• i ; forth above. The first question that naturally arises, is, what has caused this general jm only be answered by sennits. W* believe there i» a growing d .-....,. i to have saloons closed on Si*:, i i There arc many men iu every e i • muuily who tisit saloons during the ; week, that are opposed to open sa loons on Sunday, and h r the >ake ■ >!' closing them np on that day v>.ml 1 ' jf they had a chance vote for prohi bition. We are aware that this > ab ject can be put aside with a laugh , and the expression that prohibition 1 will never carry in Colorado, but it • will not down. The subject with j high license bus beeu carefully con sidered by our present legislature, \ and right now the Denver papers are demanding that the saloons of that City be closed on Sunday and at all times bo put under better control. Leadyille is making war on saiootis and gambling bouses, Colorado j Springs has no saloons, and cur c Changes from time to time indicate a prohibition tendency and an c= p. c ial effort all over the country to close* the saloons on Sunday, these are facts and it is a matter the liquor dealers should consider as they are, and we make this prediction, that unless the closing of saloons ou .Sun day doss not become general in the state, Colorado will be a prohibition ' State within five years. Judge L. Bradford Prince and Col. i. W. Dwyer are the two most prom inent candidates for the appoinmi-nt of Governor of New Mexico, al though we at this time are an out sider, by perhaps a mere chance v. e believe we can give some of the boys down there a pointer. It i- this,; Col. Dwyer will be the next governor of that territory. If this does no; turn out to be so the present slate will have to be broken. Col. D .vy. r is an able man ha.- a strong homo backing, a gentleman who we have the pleasure of a personal acq tain* tance, and we very much hoj tuns will favor him in this particular. One of our exchanges in ai\ r is ing the advantages of their town says that labor can be had at a dollar n * day, which we should think was a poor advertisement for tl 6 * : whenever labor will not comm i;.d over a dollar n day, times are p hard, labor is supposed to be ha id work of any kind, and a town or Country that offers a man no better wages than a dollar a day is > goo l place to leave, not to go to. If the postmaster general will bur- ; ly up and ipako a ii. • agents that run between here and . Denver he will receive the thanks of a good many people, this week especially the Denver Times has fail ed to show up until a day late several times and the Republican baa missed | a day or two. The great number of bills intro duced in a legislature, the published proposed bills and the comments on the same, the alterations by amend ments and otherwise, so confuses one who has not enough interest in a bill to Watch it closely until it is signed by the governor, that there is not a ! psen in a hundred knows what the pew law lg when it becomes a law, the Of course obtain the sc-don , laws ami they alone know what they are. Wo think a* v\e have hoard many others express themselves, that it would he of great benefit if the new acts could be published iu a num ber of papers iu the state, every citi sen of the state is interested in them and the expense of publication is noth ing compared to the often expense of ignorance of the laws. Nearly i everybody reads the papers, the law- ; yers only read the statutes. It will • readily be seen the advantage to the j people of publishing the laws in the papers. j The income annually of the St. | Louis Globe-Democrat is not far : | from $250,000. A country newspa- j per man would have to be llighty to j even imagine such an income. j * ; be able to supply the world with j j brooms, about one-half thp towns in ! the st 9 ; and the papers of the towns are urg- I ! ing th‘‘ planting of broomcorn. At the pro. cut time Utah has a , '.boom, it was not created but like ' other booms just started, and will : have its run. In the meantime Colo- i ' rado is getting a class of settlers that 1 • are not looking after booms or spec- j ! ulations, but homes and a means of j j making something more than a liv- I | ing, they-are not of the class to take j I land to sell out the first chance, but; ' men who want to slay, to make a J home lor themselves and their fain ! ilies. Wellington has nine salt compan ies chartered with nqt enough money subscribed to the w hole- lot to bore one well. Come to think of it Kins ley lias had sonic experience of a similar nature. Wo.had a big pack ing house company here once, com posed of Chicago capitalists, with not enough money iu the whole " —Kinsley [Kans.j Mercury. Why did you not continue the sub ject and admit that the blow you made about your great packing house had proved in the end an injury to your town. It never pays to adver tise anything but the truth, false ad vertisements catches an occasional sucker, but at the same time drives away many good men. PROWERS COUNTY. The gratifying news that the Prowers county bill had made a >.ife voyage through the legislature and awaited the signature of the Govern or was received here shortly after noon although it was what our people expected, yet when it be came a settled fact there was much quiet rejoicing, the long hoped for county seat had come to Lamar and of coarse Lamar was happy. \\\ have many reasons to rejoice, but above all are the facts that we are surro.unded by a fine agricultural country, we have ditches completed enough to insure crops that will not only supply our own country but fur nish a large surplus for shipment, we have a good town, a United States Land Office and a county seat, a good class of people and enterprising bu<- j mess men, we have enterprises on foot which if made successful will i add to the importance of our city, our ; 1 prosperity-i-nd wealth, we have every | reason to believe that Lamar will be ' j what we have all so heartily worked i for, a prosperous important little city, j a pretty placo and a most desirable j ; one to make* a home. | The boundaries of Prowers county j are; commencing at the south-east ! corner of old Bent county thence 1 west along the south line of said county to the west line of range for j ty-seven, thence north along said west | line of lanfec forty seven to the-fourth ! correction line, thence east along | said line to the cast line of the state, ' thence south to the place of begin ning. J Col. Fred Grant has been appoint- j j ed minister to Astro—Hungary. The railroad eating-house at La i j Junta was touched by a thief one 1 night this week who got away with , a little over three hundred dollars. Washington, March 21. The ! President sent Ihe following nomi nations to the Senate to-day: Miles C. More of Walla Walla, Washington Territory, to be Gov ernor of Washington Territory. Ilenry N. Biane of Montana, to bo Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Montana. John D. Fleming of Colorado, to he United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, , I . 1 1 Ir. mi ranee ami Kotarj p-/. ■ C. Gotw.vi.c, Attorney-At-I.aw, * / • * ‘4K L COOPER '3*JkW, Real Estate send Insurance Agents. MONEY TO LOAN ON FINAL PROOFS & DEEDED LAND T rill Practice Before the V. S. Land Office and in all lh> Courts of the .'Sate- Prosecute or Defin IX COXIEST CASES. HOOIWE ISTO. 1 XT. S. I_i ML 2ST ID OFFICE BLOC lEC. 11. G. Button, A } !irr ' ,s Manager. ‘ ,iri " N .*t n 'O f x TX X r "'X* t' £2 T ? ißc ±1 \> -a a -i £. | CONTRACTORS: BUILDERS I plans, SRKCFICATIONS ANl> ESTIMATES Ft'liN IsIiED IGoo.l bonds furnished on contracts and all work guaranteed. School House-, Court Houses and Public Building* a Specialty. Office in. C3-odLcLing Block. NEAR DEPOT UP STAIRs- CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. Lamar, - - Colorado. Janssen Bros k Co. XrDZALERS IN G-ents, 803’3 and Youth's Cloteing. ; Gents Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps. Boots, Shoes and Fine Driving Gloves- Celebrated. Rockford Shoes and Lrcn Hats. I WE have samples from custom tailors IN ST. LOUIS AND CHICAGO, AND CAN HAVE A NOBBY SUIT MADE TO ORDER AT 20 PER CENT. LESS THAN LATE TAILOR PRICES. Opposite U. S. Land Office, NORTH MAIN STREET, , . . . LAMAR, COLO. SET ! . - 131 —Tho Greatest Novelty V.tifnlS B =s«=w=£^SBs®^^ / J ■ w'm » t ■■— I—*T- L. •■■ •• .- v:i ksmoralui iui 1 3| . .^r N ■ > ‘'. :rn - —TTtt; r;‘^r. STOCK EXCHANGE ' RESTAURANT —rand. — ICH COUNTED Wines, X_iiq.-u.ors 3c Cigars, Robert S-weetman. Prop T. W KRIGERi TEACHER OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Lessons dr* n on Piano or organ, either ai Pupils Home or my Booms. INSTRUMENT lOR PUPILS TO PRACTICE 01 TERMS REASONABLE. Sole Agent for the Favoite Bauer Piano which she is Pn V.: .1 to Sell at Eastern Prices. Lamar - - Colo. II 11. m.i.’is x. i\ . tinioios vit» Pwi 11. J. IKK lirvM R. \V. g. GOULD. Ail ►>The- MERCHANTS’ STATE BANK OF LAMA? LAMAR, COLORADO. -IHKECT9KS**- IS. li. BROWN, A. H. REISER. W. G. AMOS, R. O. WHITE. A. J. lIOISINGTON, O. G. HESS. C. V. DECKER. Also Colorado Office for the AMERICAN MORTGAGE TRUST COMPART. Money to loan on Farm ami City Property at Lowest Kates. B. B. BRO OW, Manager.