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rUBUIIKD RTIII FRIDAY MM 1«TB RRKBT, Kill ABAPiIOI RTWT. C. A. FRANKLIN Cbitor. TKRMR. Oaajaar R.B Bli aosttii... H.M Tkraa aoatha 50 RnUrad it tba aoatoßaa. Dam, Colorado, aa aaaond alaaa aallaallar. A PUBLIC JOB IS A PRIVATE SNAP. An option on any kind of perishable property becomes less valuable as time goes on. Electrical machinery not only deteriorates from use like other machinery , but suffers the far greater dlminuton of value due to newly in vented apparatus. Improvement suc ceeds improvement and the uptodate plant of yesterday is obsolete today. So those who would buy the La combe plant show bad faith or criminal ignorance when they say the city should give another $160,000 for It with an option of SIOO,OOO already, the whole being wtrth only 127,000. Ex pert opinion says further that $300,000 is necessary to put It in condition to furnish power for street lighting. How much better it \a to double the number of lamps now. giving the suburbs the same service as down town for the same cost! Years must puss before the cltyowned plant would emerge from the graft that would be made possible by the enlargement, and could compete In showing with even present rates of street lighting if it ever does. The history of appointments under popular government furnishes a Folk now and then, while a Tweed springs up on every hand. A public job is a private snap, and you Mr. Citizen will pay the piper if you vote for city own ership of the Lucombc plant. THE SCHOOL ELECTION. That the colored candidate for mem ber of the School Board received 146 votes Monda> has been received with varying, feelings. To some who tried to vote for him and know the gauntlet of misrepresentation of the proper method of voting practiced at the polls, it is a wonder that he received so many. To others whose support has been given the white candidate under all conditions, the small vote is a mat ter of rejoicing. This campaign, which had Its beginning in the People’s Sun day Alliance, has been fraught with many pitfalls. First of all, it had the opposition of the Negro Fridays whose political careers are signalized only by their subservience to white pol iticians. it was not favored by other Nebroes not In this saleable class, who based their opinion on the inadvisabil ity of the move at this time. Lastly, It had the praise, but entire absence of Intelligent support, of many who think that talk wins battles. To all this still is to be added the THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO. division of opinion among the working supporters as to the purpose the cam paign was started for. For some the move meant no compromise, for others it was a means to an end. So it is that even the workers did not pull in un ison. but have wasted valuable time and energy in vituperation and abuse when the probabilities are that the one was as honest as the other. However, the election Is over and the future is to be lived. A carefully-f lanneil fight will accom plish something. A persistent fight tells. All our efforts combined will he felt. The candidacy of Dr. Jones has taught us some lessons which we can profit by. Look forward, not backward. Heal the wounds, forget the hard words and push on! VOTE INTELLIGENTLY. The spasm of political agitation which is sweeping over the city reached its height of jolly In the un warranted attack upon the franchise proposition of the Denver Gas and Klectric Company. The Statesman is now making a canvass of our people to ascertain how far they have been led astray by distorted fucts and cam paign ranting We are pleased to And that the gas consumer is more inter cited in a proposition which cuts his bill down one-third than he is in the method of operating a gas plant in Scotland. The tax payer would rather have the six per cent, reduction in taxes that is guaranteed under the pro posed franchise than trust the efforts of Denver politicians to legislate good service. The rate fixing ordinance on which all voters are qualified to vote, was never drafted with any reference to the cost of gas in this city nor of elec tric service. Expert opinion on it was conspicuous by its absence. Yet in this case we have the un usual situation of the Denver Gas and Electric Company offering auch terms for service as has driven even Its op ponents to admit that “It Is the fair est of all the franchlso propositions be fore the people." Gas and electric service has not shown the wonderful op|K>rt unities for money making the op|M>sition claims, else how is it that capitalists have not come forward with better terms asking a franchise? T*he campaign argument of anything to do away with the graft in It lacks, confirmation. Its only force rests in thd vocal cords of the speaker. It is jafs to assert that the colored BASEMENT CHINA AND GLASSWARE DEPARTMENT Our Annual Spring Glassware Sale to Be Continued Another Week Colonial Glassware 25c Colonial Kruit or Berry Bowls, $-lnch 12c 35c Colonial Fruit or Berry Bowls, 7-Inch 20c 50c Colonial Fruit or Berry Bowls. S-inch 2Sc 11.00 dozen Colonial Fruit or Berry Dishes, <4 Inch, each Sc 20c Colonial Cream Pltdhers 10c 75c Colonial 4-gal Pitchers 50c 65c Colonial 3-pint Pitchers 35c $1.25 dozen Colonial Sherbet Classes, dozen 65c $1.25 dozen Colonial Tumblers, dozen 65c 45c Colonial Vinegar Bottles 20c Imitation Cut Glassware $1.00 4 g«l Pitchers . 65c 75c Sweet Pea Vases ...45c 75c 9-Inch Vases 45c $4.00 Punch Bowls 52-25 75c Crimped Edge Berry Bowls, 10-lncb 45c $4.50 Punch Bowls on detachable foot. 52.85 75c Rose Bowls 45c All other (llasswarc not included In above list will bo sold at 26 per cent, discount. THAT’S THE TIME! The None Such Club will give a Moonlight Excursion to Boulder July 4th. Dancing at Temple Hall. Harris Full Or chestra will render the music for the occasion. Committee of Arrangements: C. Fullbright, H. Walker, L. Hall, E Montgomery, W. Parks, O. Dean, C. Nichols. tax payers will be almost a unit In vot ing for a fair business proposition like the proposed franchise, preferring fulr rates with a business administration, to taktfg chances o» endless litigation. plarln* an embargo on private enter- I'rl*' and throwing "Greater Denver" back among the struggling village! killed by t«fi much politic!