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TELEPHONE TOLL RATES.
(Continu#*! from flmt Page) tensions by the »ak; of our Lrea*- y ' mock to our people, and In older j that auc-h Investment may b : - j aged our problem has b * i first to reach every part of th* teriitory and fumfch firm-class service, and ond. to so manage that the Long Distance System a* a whole will yield a fair profit. We are now facing the situation of Itavfeig covered our territory with a long distance system to mtrtu ted piece by place, connecting together not only all parts of the State and Territory, but with the population of the East; which conditions have ob kHter to to make known to you their study of our Long Distance rates as a whole This study was undertaken: First, to enable u» to conform to and malntlan a uniform method throughout the system, and - Second, because the bivdnex. Ii our home company has so d?v-I •eped. and methods of handling add routing it have so changed, par ■ tlcularily with the projection of . new Mis*, that a thorough st idy of the toll rates in g**ieral has seemed to me Imperative. FV»r a year or more, experts horn J.he East, assisted by our Oigineers. have made a complete study of the rate problem. The purpose of this Uged us to make a new exhaustive conclmlonfc upon this subject. These are. In part, that an entire readjustment of toll tariffs Is abso luteiy necessary In this territory In order to eliminate all discrimination 1n rules to the public. It to obvious that one town 75 mil es distant In one direction, and an •ilpi - t wn the same distance ava- Ip tit opplslte direct* m, each taking an »t\ iiely dlffemet -»*» to the -tan.- po.u ir. question, is dtocrlminatory and treasonable. 1 siiull give some Utile detail of the present scheme of quoting rates, and this will, perhaps, better explain why a readjustment of the existing tariffs is necessary. All Long Distance rates have here tofore been baaed on pole Une mile age; that Is, the distance was fig ured between any two points via the route of the line. Thus, the route distance, at a given rate per mile, determined the amuont to be charg ed. In following this rule, we have been led to rates that In frequent Instances have made conversations almost prohibitive between certain points; and yet, based on the haul, these rates to the company, were only producing the same average rev enue per mile as all other rates. In the above figure, we will as sume that A, B, C and D represent different towns which are connected by Long Distance lines In the man ner shown. We first built a line from A to B—loo indies, and estab lished a rate based on pole Une mile age; then we extended the Une from B to C—loo miles further. The rate between B ami C was again fig ured on the pole line mileage, but we also wanted to quote a rate be tween A and C, and according to the pole Une mileage, we were oblig ed to base the rate on a 200-mlle haul Later on, the line was entend ed to D—GO miles further, and a rate made between. A and D. baaed again on pole line milage via B and C to D. Now, the air Une distance between A and D to approximately 110 miles, while by the pole Une rout through B and C, It is 250 miles. It can be seen that a rate based on a 250-snlle haul must necessarily seem excessive when we consider the actual distance between towns A and D. This Is also true of the rate be tween A and C; pole Une 200 miles, direct line 141 miles; and between B and D as well, where the pole Une route amounts to 150 miles, while by direct or “air Une” it Is only 110 miles. It to clear from the above Illustra tion that, as our lines were extended and rates based upon pole Une mile age or routes, taking It throughout the whole system, there have grown up in many cases, what appear to the public, high charges for compare lively short distances; while between other points, as A to B, the charg** l are consistent in nearly all cases. However, this company has decid ed that the only solution of this Im portant problem will be a straight, business-like readjustment of all Long Distance rates from an entirely basis; such basis. It has been determined, to be entirely Just and equitable to all. roust be figured, ap proximately. on aLr line distances be tween all altogether disre garding the pole line routes. We have, therefore, cut up the territory by <*vldinlS th* into sections five mi to* m™"'. ns Hhm tented by Figure No. 2. Every exchange or toll when geoßrnpWfJLlly located, falls In some one of those aeoUons. We then quote a rate from that section to an other sections in the system, has led on air Une distance* from section | i center to section centor. in the above diagram, we will as sume that La Junta, Colorado, falto lu sectioi A. wbl’e Trinidad. Colo rado falto in section .\i. The dis tance to then det- -rmined between the center*- of *>Ulcn A and M, and the rate between thjse two points.to Ijas'-d on. thi: air H ie mileage. <S Clack line). By the dotted Une is shewn th< route of our pole lines, which, of Js considerably f irth r. and ’.early llluscratts the difference Le tt ween the oH aul th*3 new basto of figuring long distance tariffs. It has been ia h-r difficult to de cide that such a schedule bas :d on •air line” distances would prov ■satisfactory to the Company In th! •peculiarly mountainous country •where, for the raw part, our Hn rave to follow '.alley* or war> roads, often In a very cln.nito route. However, since it seems that t c method la the only Olr one w. which to base lon-t distance rate*, w believe we hat" made no mistake 1 i adoption it. We hope the inanv r (factions which it incurs, will en on a«e a heavier patronage b»tw«eo tl points where such redtv Uo'u ar mad-*, and that this in time. »1V offset the lost whlrh we * xptet a present will result from this rat' ■hange. Wheo we commenced to build U P our Long Distant-- S.vstem we knew very little about how to do it. The telephone buslnese was new and we. found that we had to be the pioneer In mountainous telephone Une engin. eerlng. Because of these conditions we made some rates too high and others too low. In view of what we now know. The present readjust met corrects both these points and rmkos them consistent and fair it is very essential that the peo ple in any town wthere some of the rates may be raised shaU bear In -mind that upon the whole their toll line rates have been lowered. In other wools if the whole State and country are to be brought to your local telephone door. It can only be done by means of rates that will bo fair to all and at the aame time pay a proper return upon the Invest ment. In order that every one may know how the readjustment has work ed out. the following statement will be of Interest: 58 per cent of all rate, are lower -26 per cent of all rates are raised. 16 per cent of all rates are tm changed. t In some cases rates have been tow ered as much as 300 per rent. while the maximum raise between any two points Is le» than 35 per cent- In conclusion. I wish only to add that rate problems of any public ser vice corporation must be met and solved with absolute fairness to the public, in that they shall be treated without discrimination and with as low rates as will pay fair returns up on the investment: and to the stock holders. In that they are entitled to receive such rates for long Distance traffic as will Insure a fair and leg itimate return upon th«lr Investment. The new rates will become effec tive beginning May 26th. 1909. and all present tarlrfs to and between alk points are on that date annulled. AU «>U!s for the month of June will show the new rates, or if de sired. they may be obtained before hand by application to the toll oper ator or to any of our authorized rep resentatlvea. Very respectfully. E. B. FIELD. President. COAL! We handle the genuine Canon City Coal—the coal that burns to ashes and does not leave the stove full of clinkers which ruins the lining and grates in your stoves. We handle this in Lump and also in Nut or Egg size. This size conies 50c cheaper than the Lump. We also handle the Anthracite Trinidad Lump, Nut and Mine Run, which is cheaper and is used by some for domestic use, but more generally for steam and furnaces. Also handle Pea Coal, which makes a cheap cook stove coal. The George’s Creek Big Vein Blacksmith Coal is the best Coal mined for foundry and blacksmith use. AU kinds of field Seeds for spring planting will soon be in. We also deal in all kinds of Feed and Poultry supplies. LAMAR SEED CO. F. H. KELSEY, Manager. SUMMONS. I HUic of Colorado ) (an In the District j Count of Frowenn Court Alury A. Kreldei. Plaintiff. bU 31 • ’ - v * | Mary Jane Wilcox, John Krelder, Alex ander Krelder, Ann Ooodell, Ellen _Arn- old, Wlham Krelder and Joseph Ki«-id er. Defendant*. . ~ , The People of the State of Colorado, To Mary Jan- Wilcox, John Kre-uer, Alexander Kr**ider, Ann Ooodell. Ellen Arnold. William Krelder and Joseph Ki eider, the defendant* above named, GREETING: iou are hereby required to appear in ua action brought against you by me u bove named plaintiff In the District Court of prowera County, State or Col oiado and answer Uie conip.amt u.ere ui within twenty days after me service Hereof, If served within this County. »r. ll served o-it of this County, or b> publication, within thirty days aftei li,e service Hereof, exclusive of tie lay oi service. or judgment by default will be taken against ou according to il,o pia>ei of me complaint. Ana if »• copy of the complaint In the above entitled action be not served with tut* summons, or If the service hereof U*t made out of tills slate, then ten da,» ...iuioonal to the time hereinbefore peel i ie«i for appearance and an.vwei will be ai.owed before the taking o. judgment by default as aforesaid. The said action Is brought for a par tition and division or the following de scribed real estate situate In Prowers County. Colorado. to-wit: The of Section 11 anu the Ntfc of Section 1 .. In Township 25 South, of Range 42 »• blh P. M. in Colorado, containing 64" acres; also the following described r-.:! .-state situate in Baca County, Colorado, . ,-wit: Lois 1, 3 and I In Section ;3. of Township -S, South of Range tl .vest. Clh P. M. in Colorado, contain ing One hundred anJ sixty seven and .--1 Ou acre*, accoro.,.. «.« »..o respec tive right* of the parties aforesaid. or if a partition cannot be l.ad wi.nout ma terial Injury to those rights then for a .-ale of the said piemise* and a diwaion >1 tne proceed* between the parties. a< - cording to their right* after payment of ■he costs of this action. The complaint herein alleges that the plaintiff has an estate of Inheritance In lie above described land to the extent >f one undivided hah interest in the ee thereof, and that each of the above ■lamed del en.hu. ts nave a similar es .ate of one undivided o.»e fourteenth .herein, u* will more fully app.-ar from .be complaint In said a- tlun to v.. i .. 1 reference Is here made: a copy of which Is hereto attached. And you are hereby notified that If /ou full to appear, and to answer the .all complaint as above required, the talJ plaintiff will apply to the Court lor .lie relief asked for In the prayer of .he said complaint. Given under u.y hand ns clerk of the district Court at Lamar in said County, Ids 10th day of April A- D. ’SO*. ( Seal ) CHAB. XV. LUCK. Clerk District Court. uy J. W BENT, 1 deputy. *.V. A. Mepill and F. J. McCarty, at torneys for Plaintiff. E. G. HENKIN3. COMMISSION BROKER ’.VIII sell I>ry and Irrigated Lands, Stock Ranches and all kinds of Live .Stock Sheep a Specialty List Tour Stuff with Me Phone Prowera 130 S3o.ooojuat r<*ceived for far ml on Vo delays. L. Wirt Marrshm The W.M.Dickinson Lumber Co. Yellow and White Pine Finish Sash, Doors and Mouldings Lime, Cement and Brick Hardware, Furniture, Tinware, Harness, etc We carry the largest stock ia onr linn carried iu eastern Colorado aad ciiii r*ll t<» you at loweat price#* ever known in the Ar'i/lnMn* valluv THE LAMAR HARDWARE CO. O. M. SMITH, CHAS. MAXWELL. J. M. WILLIAMS. C. F. COOK. President Vice Pres. Cashier Aset. Cashier. Citizens State Bank LAMAR, O OLORADO. CAPITAL STOCK $35,000 00 DIRECTORS: L L. Maxwell, O. M. Smith, Geo. A. EvoroU. J. M. Williams, J. R. Srai u Cbas. Maxwell and E. H. Oerecke. SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES. Carl & Hagaman The Palace to supply your wants in Lawn Mowers, Hose, Hose supplies, Refrigerators, Ice Cream Freezers, Up to-date Furni urc and Hardware. .... Phone Lamar 133 117 S. Main LAMAR, - - - COLORADO NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Dt.paitment of the Interior. U. S. Land Office at Lamar, Colorado, April 20, 1909- NOTICE la hereby given that William 11. Troutinun, of Queen Beach. Colo., who on Dec. 6, 1907, made homestead entry No. 03949, Hd. No. 8094. for the Southwevt quarter of Section 26 Town *hlp 20 South, Range 46 Weat of the of Intention to mnko Final commutation 6th Principal Meridian, has filed notice Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before the register and receiver, at Lamar, Colorado, on the 10th day of June, 1909. Claimant names as witnesses: Charles H. NVltherell, Walter A. Smith both of Queen Beach, and Ora E. Dodd, Charles E. Skilling, both of Lainar. Col.- or * d °- JOHN A. _ I Some interesting* figures on Evaporated Fruit, Can Fruit, etc., at Hunt Bros. Pure Food Store Fancy Evaporated Peaches 10c per When it comes to coffee we are the lb.. 8c by the box. people that wrote the dictionary. Cof fee that aatiefya the moat particular Prunes 10c a lb. or 8c by the box. U|te> , t 25 cent , p€r Ib . To arrive later. Prunes at 5 cents. Ralsens 10c a Ib. or 8c by the box. Nob Hill table fruit equal In quality IQQ Barg> L#nox s oap $3.50 to any 25c fruit in Lamar, yours _ . 100 Bara, Diamond C Soap 3.50 for 20c the csn. Try some next or d e r. 80 Bara of either brand 1-75 W r a c adding many new customers —can handle more. For satisfact'on trade at ■ ■ - . ————————— ——————— ==^= HUNT BROS’ PURE FOOD STORE m—WI I ■llBMM———l^ DECORATION DAY , ( ———— r! - Demands a New Suit or j| The old one Made New l COOVER, THE TAILOR | Awaits You at The Fashion Shop f P. S. —lvory rim and plain buttons covered on short notice. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior. U. S. l.und Office at Lamar, Colorado, April 20. 1909. NOTICE Is hereby given that John W. Troutman, of Queun li.-uch. Colo., who, on L»ec. 19, 1907, mail • homestead entry No. 03958, lid. No. 9136. for the south east quarter of Section 27, Township -0 South, Range 47 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, has filed notice of Intention to make Final commutation Proof, to ustublixh cluiin to the land above described, befoi •• the register and receiver, at Lamar, Colo., on the 10th <lay of June, 1909. Claimant names as witnesses: Elmer J. Wagner, John O- Stream, both of Umar, Colo., Charles H. Withe red, Constance Otter, both of Queen Bench. Colo. ... JOHN A. WIIX^ JUST IN Our new Spring Line of Shoes and Furnishings Most attractive in the City See our line of fine Neckwear GEO. A. EVERETT Phoo. u«ru Lamar, Colo SILVER BROS. GROCERIES BAST SIDE MAIN BT. ’PHONB NO. B 3 RED Queensware Graniteware (Shinaware Tinware Linoleum WM. WARBURG THE FAIR MORTON STRAIN. B. T. McCLAVE. L. F. ADAMS, President. Vies Prss. Cashier CAPITAL *50,000 THE LAMAR NATIONAL BANK Successor to STATE BANK OF LAMAR LAMAR, COLORADO DIRECTORS: Morton Strain, B. T. McClave L. F- Adams, M. J. McMillin, C. M. Lee C. 8. Smith, A. Deeter. We want your business, large or email, and offer every facility consistent with safe and conservative banking Jtecoaata Rocolvod Sablact W mkrnUu Orffaia Sold CATARRH S^sgf Ely’s Cream Balm This Remedy is a Specific, Sure to Give Satisfaction. GIVES RELIEF AT ONCE. It cleanses, soothes, heals, and protect* the diseased membrane. It cures Catarrh ami drives away a Cold in the Head quickly. Restores the Senses of Taste and Smell. Easy to use. Contains no injurious drugs, ied into the nostrils and absorbed. 3e Size, 60 cent* at Druggist* nr bjr ; Trial Size, 10 cent* by mail. « ELY BROTHERS, 56 Wsrrsn SL. Nsw fork Money to Loan Money to Loan on Colorado Irrigated Farms. J. F CURRY, REAL ESTATE & FIRE INSURAIHb Room 3, over Lamar NaL Bank I. a mar, Colo. D. MARSH The FLORIST Will Fill Orders for Cut Flowers and Funeral Designs Promptly. Plants of All Kind* Furnished. D. MARSH. Stark Undetaking Parlors, Phone East 294. La Junta. The OPERA HOUSE BARBER SHOP M. L. 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