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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
When it is an •assembly,” of
• * *
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.
• • •
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.
Make It yourself.
* • •
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
• • •
Mr. Cafky says that the man who
holds the position of county chairman
does not rest on a bed of rosea, as it
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
* * *
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
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
• • •
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.
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.
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.
intelligent persons, whatever their
politics may be, have very little res
pect for the person that trades his
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.
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
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.
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
“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.
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.
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
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 *
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
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
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
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
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.

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