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VOLUME XXIII DEMOCRATIC RECORD IN COLORADO A Series of Ridiculous Blunders in Law- Making Which Brought Expense and Humiliation upon the People of the State of Colorado. Denver* Co!o.. Oct. 17, 13:3. Hon. "Honest john” Shafro.h, Democrat Candidate fa/ Gavercior. Sir:—Give me your ear. “Haiast- John,*' while I tell jou of same of tlie howling absurdities of duma-.in'.- ic lawmaking in Colorado. Fio.n these you will bo abla ta UiiJera’.n id why the people will not elect a dim o.ratio legis'ature thin fall. Da you recall the E'.eve it'.i Gener al Assembly,which existed durius the reign of Governor A Jama.’ You a.u te3meu ia th’c 3;osloi faigst to ap propriate funds to ran the geveru rneat and Governor Adama ha 1 to, call them back to give him money wherewith to keep the convicts, the from bugging from doar to door for Insane and the school dependents their fool. This extra session alto produced a bristling batch of reso lutions upon the foreign relations of the government. Dut after all Alva Adams went out ; of office leaving a deficit of over $103,000. Then followed Governor Charles S. Thoma 3. who was obliged to skirm ish aroaad among his fric.idj and unofficially borrow $73,000 where with to prevent the sheriff from levy ing upon the state house aid peultea tiary. This was tho Thomas “debt of honor** of which profane history speaks so feelingly. The next genera! assembly biindiy rushed to the opposite extreme, aid flew In the faee of Provide ice and the constitution fcy appropriating ov er $>00,030 in excess of the revenues of the state. This was unlawful, but they did not know it. Just at that time Colorado needed advertising in the east, co yon pass ed a prize fight bill inviting sluggers to come to Colorado and assault oie another. Covernor Thomar., true to his pugnacious instincts, slgied the bliU. This splendid mo lament to dem ocratic constructive statesmanship was afterwards killed by a perverse popular sentiment. In the Twolvth General Assembly, yon passed an eight-hour law' which gave the people a delightful labor r.trlke, costing lots of mo icy aid giv ing the police courts aul surgeons much, active employment. This wonld have been a real law if yon had not aga n overlooked the co i/.t!tutlo i; but yon forgot It and a democratic su preme cosrt scratched It off hooka. Don't it beat all how the co muta tion get 3 la the way of democratic statesmen? And then came the Thirteenth Gen eral Assembly, which restricted the state to Insure demo.-rat!-? supremacy They provided 36 state senators and •tried to put the law Into effect be fore they discovered that that g o", ous but troublesome document, the constitution, permitted but 3.1. Another evidence of the exlraerdl nary wisdom of your party was fi:< submitting of a 3:1512 tax amp id meat which the people promptly wiped off the map at the polls. This asr.emb y akto paosJ a llvelj grist of joint memorials and resold ticuo about foreign matters. I \va: especially concerned about the Eo: war. Then the Tanquary employers* 1; abllily law, which would have bee; uselul if the great statrr.men of youi party nau not forgotten to have th< third reading appear upo 1 the roc ords ct the senate, bat they did, a:u so th s rotrts were obliged to cLiorc f irtu 11 Don’t you swell aid glow wit pride, “Hoaeotjohn," when yon co 1 template this record? Then the democrat!? governor cal! ed a special session;the corporation THE WAY TO VOTE Write the Word ‘‘Republican” in th: Blank Space on Your Ballot, as follows: I hereby Vole ihe Straight “Republican” Ticket except where I li:ts milled cp? ait: rite nam: tf seme o her candidate The Lamar Register were to be regulated. A bill was passed arranging for tho obsequies of cows killed by railways. Railways are operated Ly corporations, you know. I I almost forgot to mention the rev enue law. The highest Intelligence aid legal talent of tire party was brought to bear upon this bill. Day 1 after day and night after night It wa3 cihawed and pawed over. In the s.res, of the contest the basic- law war again forgotten and after the session was over it was found that the revenue law was passed three hours after the general assembly had ceased to exist under the constitutlo: and was therefore invalid. Dut this was net all. Don’t you remember that when the senate vot ed upo 1 and adopted the report of the conference committee on this bill you democratic statesmen somehow got it into your heads that in doing tihs the bill had passed the senate, which of course it had not? So, if the bill had been passed before the session closed, it would have been a mere m?ss of words —not a law? Moreover, “Ilonestjohn” your law makers and state officcin did not no tice these blunders aid actually unde tool: to put this imaginary law Into effect; but as usual tho supreme ouct was forced to put it out of business. Isn’t it an outrage, “Hone3tjohn/* tho way tho constitution has inter f?red with the democratic party? Governor Orman then called a spe cial 5233.0 n, provided each member with a copy of the constitution, and asked them to make tho laws pass ed at the regular session conform to it. Again you democrats took advan tage of a 1 extra session to pass seme ringing reso'.utlo is regarding the Admiral Schley coutroversy.Phil ipplae war, foreign labor, irrigation, ihe Congo Free State, etc., etc. Dnt yonr statesmen were still un able to coicentrate their minds up o 1 the co istitutio 1, for the flat tax part of this revised revenue law was found to be ua.-oastitutlo lal aid a republican legislature had to revise it. This oversight wonld have been overlooked perhaps If Governor Or man had not la h!o excitement for gotten to authorize in his proclama lio 1 the special session to pass an appropriation providing for its own expenses. Dei.ng in the hole, he appointed hlms'lf a committee of the whole and deliberately ml appropriated the funds ptovldcd Ly the r,C3sioi to get Governor Thomas out of the hole by .laying the ‘debt of hotior” for the .noiey ho ha 1 borrowed from his rie ids to run the state. This didn’t l'.s urb Governor Orman; but Gover nor Thomas grew tart, testy and ai:s !• , In his comments upon the natter, as did also your Journalistic ; -.pporters, the Denver News. Times a id Post. • The constitution also undertook to interfere 'when the governor unlaw ally authorized the payment for the World's Fair exhibit out of the ge 1 •ral fund; but “Hoaestjim" won. Democratic governors Lave som isht3 that even the coistitutlon has ;ot to respect. I wish I had time. “Honestjohn.’ o list a 1 the absurdities and Hie :a itlcs of the democratic law-mak irr. an l administrators in this state, jut It would make this letter too 0.15. Eut there is enough here to suable you to tell the people why .hey should not elect a democratic egisiature in Colorado. Yours very truly. E. E. RITTENHOUSE. OPPICIZ.iI ITB orSFJLFJIIS OS* PUO’nrERS cotrzm- LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 28, 1908. gL It You Enjoy Fine Candies REMEMBER WE ARE AGENTS FOR Lowney’s Fine Chocolates ~ AND OTHER eHNDIES ~~~~~~ ~~ WE have just receivd a Fresh Supply; not a package has been in our house more than 5 days. These goods cost you J UYYJMIIjf o no more than the ordinary grade sold elsewhere. 1 Pound 1-2 Pound Small Packages 50c, 65c and 75c. 25c, 35c and 40c. 5c and 10c. McLEAN BROS. Druggists, Stationers and Jewelers fi. Serins <Q? See our closing out lines of UNDERWEAR market beyond a doubt. Ask 7\ UIIUUIIILmi any one cf our many cus- I ' \ Childrens’ Heavy Vests for 10c tomers what kind of wear a ( IT „ Capps Suit cr Overcoat has / Misses ’ and Ladies' Jersey knit fleece lined Union Suita given them. We have been I®* .rj worth 50c, now .... . . ,2Sc selling this line fgr 10 years 1 . J A i extra heavy Union Suit for ... .50C and ft has given universal 'JV , satisfaction. In our new fall \ II l\‘\ T wo P' ec * Suits, for , • -stc apd white suits weare show r [| \ \ Ladies’ extra sized Union Suits in Silk and Wool for. $3.00 ing all the newest shades and I || 11 H weaves. The patterns are the I U \ l\ Ladies’ Union Suits, medium weight, in white for . $l.OO prettiest ever shown. The II 1 \\ \\ . prices are as low as GOOD 1 I II \\ \\ V’e have a large lrne of wrapper goods that we are GOODS can be sold at— / | U \\ closing out, former price 12 1-2, now . . ,10c *l2. to $25. Come in and / II \ \ I . |||: I"/'"; / | see the new colors. . fl V\ , | | Capps ail wool overcoats ij* We have a nice line of fleeced goods for || t S in black, grav, oxford and K J y=pl MM e^Hashion^thc 1 best" overcoat UJ Kimonos, also new Ginghams for fall wear, 512.50 to $24. dark patterns. twE are showing the Ski r t s f or $2.50 Ladies’ Coats Kenvon” AlltO 4< 44 3.50 Semi-filted, S 2 inch Cloak, „ . ; “ “ 5.00 made of Broadcloth, in black, Roinoroof «« ** e’en blae anJ br ° wn ; lined r O.OU throughout with guaranteed Cheviot Overcoat “ “ 8.50 satin lining velvet and braid Fifty-two inches long, all ” 10.00 trimming around shoulders WOO and made right. . tMrf , „ PA and cuffs. Prices ranging la Just the thing fo wet LOiitS, LABItb 6.50 from wear in the automobile or /,0U $6.00 tO S2J). buggy. A good sensible coat 44 44 10.00 $lB and $2O. Ladies’ Suits tflu ‘ ollu *• “ 20.00 Mmmm ‘W? BOYS’ KNEE PANT COATS, Misses* and ed coat of rich two-tone ik SUITS Children's, a full line, iffM IX 'S \Bto 14 years—with extra pair Styles and prices. black satin, strictly man- jWjl m of pants, in fancy J he most comp lete tailored; wide-pleated skirt MiSKW . ,'d br ° wn cheviot at . . &O.UU „ with bia, cat, deep foot told. Jr*Pp Mft W tP L d, H“ v '"‘" kb,<,w " in lme of ChlUs Bear Our price, .... "ftlT'.P ILr ffl °- 0U Skin aad Plush Coats t|<l _ A im, 1 / Blue wool serge with __ n UIIk ft Ljyll j / extra pants at . . D.UU ever shown in the city. w \jr A nice line Boys* and \\l fl The New TRIMMED and TAILORED « > Young Men’s Over- J HATS are in. Have you seen them ? If . coats. not, you should not miss viewing the largest and finest stock in town 12 Pages NUMBER SO.