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THE CANON CITY RECORD GUY U. HARDY. Proprietor. Entered at the Post-Office as Second Class Matter. Subscription. $1.25 a year, when paid in advance. Over The State When is a convention not a conven tion? When it is an •assembly,” of course. • * * As soon as arrangements for the “Golden Special" had been made, the Board of Equalization obligingly cut down the assessments of the express companies doing business in Colorado. Instead of paying on 33 1-3 per cent, they are to pay on 15 per cent. At the same time, the Board of Equalization keeps urging the assessors throughout the state to jack up their assessments to a full 33 per cent. Some of the _ assessors speak right out and say they don’t like this way of doing things, and really one can’t blame them. • • • The Wixson-Wolcott League has done good work. Some of its hardest workers are Democratic women, but | they are enthusiastic over the candi dacy of these two women on the Re publican ticket. The petition estab lishing the league was signed by a thousand women of Denver alone. The woman vote is going to surpirse some people this fall. m • • Elect John Stephen Governor, and there will be no extra session for purely political and partisan and personal purposes. • • • Which do you want tor Governor, a capable engineer, traveler, legislat or, or a corporation attorney who mas querades for stage purposes as a friend of the pee-pul? • • • The only bill of the extra session that could honestly be said to be an ; attempt at progressive legislation was the Public Utilities bill. Of course it never had a chance for its life at all. j The public utility corporations were all amended out of the bill, and in Its ! final shape, the measure is even milder and moer satisfactory to the railroads than the present law. • • • POIDKK VS. PI.ATTE. FACTS— State Engineer Comstock issued an order as early as May 28 last, that no more water should be stored In the Poudre valley, and that the water should be allowed to run down into the Valley of the Platte. That order has been enforced. Two of the Poudre Valley reservoirs are now dry, and others soon will be. Since the issoaune of the order. It is said that more than a billion cubic feet of water has been stored by the Denver Union Water Co., In Chess man Lake. John F. Shafroth has been for many years attorney for the said Denver Union Water Co. He is also said to be interested in irrigation schemes in the Platte Valley. He Is not person ally interested in the Poudre Valley. INFERENCE— Make It yourself. * • • POLITICAL To hear John Harnett talk you would think, that is you might think, if you took John seriously, that every Republican who has held office dur ing the past * ight years, and most of their friends are thieves and ought to be in the penitentiary. Its a pitiful laie of graft he is telling the people. • * * Governor Sliafroth took up about Ifteen minutes telling the people of Canon Cliy down at the depot park the other day how he had saved the people of Colorado a vast sum of money by cutting down the weight of the paper and envelopes used in the executive office. By carefully weigh ing his letters he discovered that on many of them it required four cents postage—so he secured a cheaper and lighter weight paper thus saving the people of this great state of Colorado two cents on each letter that required two sheets of paper. Great figurer, is "Honest” John. But he didn’t explain why it took $1,500,000 more to run thlß administration than It did the Re publican administration of two years ago. • • • Mr. Cafky says that the man who holds the position of county chairman does not rest on a bed of rosea, as it were. 0 0 0 Compare the county tickets, man for man, examine them closely and we think you must agree that you can vote it straight this year. • • • Thank the Lord for one thing. They fcave all cut out the women workers. That was the most absurd form of bribery ever perpetrated on a law abiding community. The scheme, you know, was for each candidate to go out and hire a bunch of women who were not very strong In the faith to work a few days at $3 or $5 per day. * * * Local Democrats are going about telling the people, “Don’t be afraid to vote for Shafroth on account of Tynan, he will not be appointed war den again if Shafroth is elected.” No, indeed, he will not be "appointed." He will just hold over under the civil service and save Shafroth that em barrassment. 000 If there is no more truth in what John Barnett and Roady Kenehan are saying about other alleged grafts than there is in what they are saying about the penitentiary won’t they have a lot to answer for in the last day? It won’t be so easy to fool them there you know as it is to bambpozle the “dear pepul” here. • • • Don’t trade. If you want to vote for a friend on the other ticket, do It. but don’t trade with anybody. If you do the chances are you will get cheated. • • • A prominent Democratic candidate from Chaffee was down the other day. He estimated that the Democratic ma jority in ChafTee this year would be about 200. If that Is the case Charles A. Wilkin will have about 300 major ity in the district. NOW CAMPAIGN CONTRI BUTIONS ARE OPTIONAL Denver, Oct. 29.—Mayor Speer to day issued a statement to the effect that the employes in the city govern ment did not have to contribute to any campaign fund unless they want ed to. He also issued an order prohibiting the soli citation of campaign funds from employes who receive less than SIOO and in the order stated that those who receive over SIOO per month could use their own judgment about giving, but that no one would be co erced into giving anything. In the statement he says that he 1® a Demo crat and expects to support the Dem ocratic ticket; however, this is the first time in years that the Democratic employes have not been assessed for the support of the Democratic ticket. OUR SENTIMENTS, TOO Denver Times: Frankly, we will be more than glad when the coming elec tions are over and done with. The Nation Is suffering from too much politics. Politics is hampering legit imate enterprise. It is halting indus try. It is detrimentally affecting re munerative .employment. It is pinch ing the pocket nerve of every man and woman by disturbing the market prices of ail kinds of products. It is producing a condition of uncertainty because men intending to do things ar»* afraid to start them until they know “where they are at.” We would nil be the beneficiaries of the change if Congress and all our State legisla tures were to take an enforced vaca tion for a term of years and the peo ple would revert for a time to the ex cellent American system of taking care of themselves. We are over-reg ulated and over-legislated already. This may seem a reactionary view to some readers and we are not ex pressing it in a dead-in-earnest mood It is economic conditions and not re forms that merit the attention of the wage-earneis: and the “reformers” of Colorado do not want economic con ditions investigated. THE FOLLY OF VOTE TRADING intelligent persons, whatever their politics may be, have very little res pect for the person that trades his vote. The more honest a person is, the greater is his disadvantage in such a bargain for there is absolutely no way of enforcing such an agreement or of knowing that it is kept. .It is prac tically certain that in nearly every c ase of vote trading one of the par ties will bo false to his agreement. Usually both break It, each expecting to cheat the other. The Chieftain believes that the in terests of the citizens of Pueblo coun ty will be the best served by voting the Republican ticket straight without exception* but if there Is any voter who does not share this belief, his only motive in scratching his party ticket ought to be a conscientious re gard for the public welfare or a per sonal knowledge of the superior fit ness of an Individual candidate. To take a bribe In any form is not only wrong, but It Is repugnant to the fundamental principles of American citizenship. And It Is one form of bribery to promise one’s vote for a candidate in return for another vote| for soose other candidate.—Chieftain. THE CANON CITY RECORD-, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER *, 1910. Republican Candid.He for County Clerk. For county clerk and recorder the present incumbent, H. E. Smith, is de veloping a strength that seems des tined to result in his re-election by a majority second to no other candi date on any of the tickets now in the field. Although Mr. Smith is extreme ly busy, and has been for a week or more, preparing the ballot for the election next week and sending them out to the various precincts in the county, assurances are coming in to him from all quart*.rs that the out look for his success at the polls is very encouraging. Despite the handicap and disadvan -1 tage under which Mr. Smith is at present laboring as a campaigner ow ing to the strenuousness of his offle i ial work he is endeavoring to see i nearly all of the electorate and ap prise it of his candidacy. Whatever 1 supporters he loses, if any, by reason of his failure to join the other nom inees in their tour of solicitation for votes will be more than made up to him by those who admire his loyalty to duty. In the history of the office of coun ty clerk and recorder here, which ex-j tends back to territorial days, none have filled the position more accept-, ably than Mr. Smith. Few of those who have occupied the place have FOR FLOAT SENATOR, TWENTY-NINTH DISTRICT In the selection of William Walk, of Pueblo, as its candidate for float sen ator from the twenty-ninth district the Republicans were actuated by a deelre to find the best man possible for the |K>sitlon. Mr. Walk Is a represesta tive of an old and highly esteemed family in Pueblo, having made his home there for many years. He is a locomotive engineer by profession and has been in the employ of the Denver & Rio Grande Company for a long per iod, making the run between his home town and Salida. Mr. Walk is sober, industrious and well thought of by those who know him. He has always been an enthusiastic, consistent Re- ' publican, and if elected, will make a member of the upper branch of the ; legislature of which his constituency : will have no occasion to be ashamed Mr. Walk’s candidacy is a highly pop-; ular one among the railroad men of; the district and they will be almost , a unit In his support on election day. PROF. HENRY E. SMITH A POPULAR CHAP Henry Smith is one of the most ap . predatlve chaps you ever knew, and , therein lays his popularity. He al ways wants to do you a favor and is always willing to give the other fel , low credit. In his speech accepting the nom ination of County Clerk and Recorder at the hands.of the Republican County Convention among other things, Prof. H. E. Bmlth said: “If the office of County Clerk and Recorder of Fre mont County has been well taken care cf during the past two years; If the patrons have been efficiently and courteously served, and the office has . been conducted on a conservative, . business basis, I desire that Just two thirds of the credit be given to my . two deputy clerks, Horace J. Crulg, of , Canon City, and Burt McCandless, of Florence. “No public official ever had two . more efficient, capable and loyal as . Hoelates than I have in these two men. Their interests and mine are abso lutely identical.” ' ' - - - The barbers' dance which was to have occurred Thursday was Indefln •. itely postponed, owing to the serious 1 1 illness of Mr. John Brill, a prominent barber of this city. HENRY E. SMITH. been as courteous, painstaking and obliging as Mr. Smith and none have exceeded him in promptness and ef ficiency during the long period run ning back to 1868. when the first of his predecessors was elected. Mr. Smith is too well known in this coun ty to need newspaper commendation and encomium; he represents the high est type of manhood and citizenship, finalities that give one standing in the community where he lives and attract the admiration of friends. Mr. Smith is no less competent to discharge the duties that devolve up on him in the county clerkship than he is worthy for the honor which they confer. For many years an in structor in the public schools of South Canon, and, for one term in charge of the office he is now seek ing. Mr. Smith is fitted by education aud experience for the position and he should be elected next Tuesday by . a majority large enough to be com plimentary to his skill and efficiency. Too much praise cannot be given Mr. Smith and his assistants for their splendid administration of the affairs of the office during the last two j years, and, if they are retained for another term, as we believe they will be, the same courteous treatment of all and th«* same economy and busi ness methods will prevail. A GOOD MAN FOR REPRESENTATIVE Ollbert A. Walker, the Republican nominee for float representative for the counties of Chaffee and Fremont, is a business man of recognized abil ity as well as an able lawyer. He Is an educator of experience, also hav ing served Chaffee county as super intendent of schools from 1901 to 1904. Since 1904 until just recently, he has edited and published the Col orado Republican at Ruena Vista. His wide experience in these various fields has acquainted him with the needs of this part of the state, which he In part will represent Mr. Walker is recognized wherever known as an able, competent and conscientious man, who will be act ive and ever on the alert to guard the people's best Interests He is a man who should appeal to the good Judg ment of nil voters of Chaffee and Fremont counties. The hold and fear less stand he takes on all subjects of the day is commendable. We are heartily in favor of Mr Walker and confident that he will at all times as a representative use his Influence in the interest of his constituents. He is a clean man, especially fit ted for the office to which he aspires. The Republicans of Colorado are this year united as they have not been since 1894; victory awaits them this year. Mr. Payton and daughter, Mrs of 530 Pike Ave , left this morning for Denver, enroute to Chi cago, having been called to the Windy City by the critical illness of the latter’s elder sister. They will prob ably, be absent from home several weeks. We don't believe that any inan was ever broken-hearted for more than three months. Wo pay 23c to SOc aplaca more for hides and 1 urn than you can get elsewhere. We want a cliance to prove this to every shipper in the • Rocky Mountain region. II you hare bt<lr« mod fur* to *htj> orcaaion.llv. no mailer bow (mail the quantity. »pf»d u* your name and mddrn* and we will mall you frmm • 50c pocket map of Colorado. Or, If n«*t a *blpper. •end name* of l or more bide or fur ■hip pert. and we will tend the map to you. S * A. E. STEPHENS A CO. PUEBLO. COLO. MAN’S FALSE STATEMENT MAKING REPUBLICAN VOTES That the “story of the missing road” which is being used by Candidate Ready Kenehan. in his desperation to find something sensational to talk about, is getting the present state auditor into a lot of trouble, and is going to cost the Democratic party in Colorado a lot of votes, is manifest ly certain, says the Pueblo Chieftain. That the fake prison “probe” In stituted by Kenehan, and used by the present administration as a topic for much campaign red Are, is going to be a boomerang when election day comes around, there can be no ques tion. At the present time Kenehan, Bar nett and others, flying about the state in the “Golden Special,” are using these two worn-out bits of misrepre sentation as the basis for their argu ments. The unsuspecting may believe their misleading statements, but they are confronted by the real facts Then there is a reaction that is sure not only to defeat Kenehan soundly, but the rest of the state ticket as well. According to Barnett, the attorney general, if the Democrats are put back in office, something like fifty Re publicans will be placed in the peni tentiary. This sounds very nice to those who do not know that in the past the Kenehan-Barnett “probes" for the most have revealed Democrat ic officeholders having the various bits of corruption, so that no pros ecutions were advisable. To those who do not know the facts, and the real nature of Kenehan's muckrak ing and "investigating” the state menu are not only absolute lies but posi tively ridiculous. For InsUnce Kenehan, while the ad ministration was using a fine comb to extract every available dollar from the sute capitol. noticed a warrant Issued for a road in Gunnison county, which he bad suspicions did not exist. And now he is telling the voters bow he saved the honor of the state Hi con nection with that $4,000 road, which he investigated. The facts of the matter ars that the bill for the construction of the Gun nison road waa introduced in the leg islature in by Representative McDouball. of Gunnison, a Democrat. The legislature appropriated $4,000 for the construction of a road from »rwlu to Coal Gate, and along the An tbneite creek. In 1907. Senator Dex ter Sapp, of Gunnison county, s Dem ocrat. had the bill amended so that the $4,000 would be used to build the road as far as the money would war rant, as no contractor could be found who would bid on the Job, after look ing at the appropriation. At the seas-; ion of 1909, as found on page 19$ of the session laws. Representative rltter, a Democrat, got a bill through appropriating $1,150 for the relief of K. Presaler, the contractor, who had attempted to build the road for $4,- 000 Governor Shafroth neither sign ed nor vetoed the hill, but allowed It to become a record through his fail ure to express an opinion. It can be readily seen that three Democrats did all the dickering that was done In regard to the “lost road,” and a Democratic governor allowed HARRY JOHNSON’S STOCK SOLD AT AUC TION YESTERDAY The stock of dry goods, formerly owned by Harry Johnson, but assign- ! ed by him under the bankruptcy laws a month or six weeks ago for the ben efit of creditors, was sold at. public auction at 2 o'clock Mouday after noon by W. B. Vatos, of Pueblo, trus tee In bankruptcy, to Mr. Williams of the firm of Williams, Smith, Rice, of Pueblo, for the sum of $5130. There were six or seven bidders for the stock, most of them representing out of-town firms. It is believed that af ter paying all court expenses and other bills in connection with liqui dation proceedings not much, if any more, tkaa twenty-five per oent of the the appropriation to go. Where Ken ehan finds any corruption on the part of the former Republican administra tion is what the voters want to know. A glance through the session laws of the three legislatures referred to, tells the story. Kenehan found the road. The malicious misrepresentation in connection with the investigation at the state penitentiary at Canon City easily is one of the most contemptible pieces of campaign policy ever seen In Colorado. Kenehan is telling the vot ers how terrible were the conditions that had prevailed, when It is an ac tual fact that the Republican admin istration was more economical than the present one. and that the only dis crepancy found was when it was seen that a team of horses could not be accounted for after looking over the books. The auditor has the audacity to declare that the state voted money to build a hospital at the penitentiary but when he went here he could not find one It is a well known fact that the institution has not only an excel lent hospital, bat one many times bai ter than could have been built for the money appropriated by the legislator* through Judicious management and the building of a female ward, -and turning the old female building Into a hospital. The excellent policies that were established by John Clegborn, the former Republican warden, and which are being carried out now, are pointed out as the work of the Demo cratic administration, when they orig inated in the brain of Cl eg bom. and the prison commission of tbs Repub lican administration N. N. CONVERSE DEAD. Nelson Newton Converse died at his home. 2*56 Bast Main street, shortly after 5 o'clock Friday morning, aged sixty-eight years. Deceased leaves n wife end family to mourn his death. He was born In Vermont, but had ye-, sided in Colorado for many yearn. He was a rancher and was an honorable, upright man In all of his relatione of life, attracting to himself many friends in consequence of ht« admir able qualities as a neighbor and as a citizen The funeral will take plane from hie late residence at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. The obeequten will be conducted by Rev. Stafford, pastor of the First Baptist church, followed by intermeet at lakeside cemetery. PETITION FOR AN INJUNC TION HEARD SATURDAY An application for an Injunction prohibiting the county clerk from cer tifying the saloon question on the bal lot to be voted in precinct number twenty in South Canon at the ensu ing election, was heard In district court st 8:30 o’clock Saturday night and the petition granted. Under the restraining order the liquor proposi tion will not come up for consider ation and precinct number twenty will continue to be "dry'' territory. Messrs. Jeffrey and Stinemeyer appeared tn court for the petitioners. , amount due the creditors will be left for tli** eonoellatlon of the lndebted i ness. | Messrs. Williams, Smith, Rice will I place the goods on salo here, giving the public the benefit of their pur chase, acquired by them at forty per cent of their appraised value The store will bo In charge of Mr. Smith, one of the firm, who will give his personal supervision to the business. Mr. Smith, It will be romembtred, came to Canon City five years ago to dispose of the stock of the Gem Dry Goods company, which he and his as sociates purchased from O. B. and B. D. Smith.