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VOLUME XXIV. Fort Lyon Meeting. A special train left over the Ar kansas Valley R. R. Monday morn ing with a large delegation of Port Lyon canal stockholders, chaperon ed by Mayor Lee, aboard, and many more were picked up at each station along the route until there was a train load when they arrived at Las Animas about 11 o'clock. A special excursion had been ar ranged to take the stockholders ovei the line to the Horse Creek reser voir to see the work and to gain some idea of the object of the pro posed special improvements and the necessity for the same. When the excursionists returned the stockholders meeting was call ed to order and between sixty and seventy thousand shares were rep resented out of about ninety-flv* thousand in force There was a heated discussion lasting all after noon and into the evening, and quite a few of the stockholders left cutting the final vote down con Biderably. Most of the propositions were cai ried almost unanimously, but sev eral were cut down a small amount. The Increase of the c paclty of the Horse Creek reservoi was voted down after much discu aion owing to the feeling that ther was some doubt as to the water bt ing available for the increased c; padty. The vote on this propo sition was close. The constructlo of permanent quarters at Las An linas was voted and $5,000 appr printed for the purpose. After cutting out the Horse Creel reservoir appropriation and the fev. other reductions the total amoun voted was reduced from $750,0 to $675,000. This Includes taking up the old Indebtedness of the con pany. This great irrigation enterprise is in the possession of the farmers themselves, and when the improvements are completed It will be In the best physical con dition of any large canal In the state, and will have the smallest debt in proportion to its capacity and the lands irrigated. The Great Fort Lyon is still the king of all Colorado canals. Still Loving One Another The harmony In the democratic ranks Is now so thick that It would take an ax to cut it, and there are a few axes at workai the following will show: We are trying to read the Den ver papers to find whether In som< obscure pla<-« In them it will not be admitted that maybe there «r some honest man over at our capi tal city besides Lindsey and Sarah Platt Decker.—Boulder Camera. Editor Hulaniaki. of the Oura> Plalndealer, also a dyed-ln-the-wool Democrat, says: “The worst wart on the pulsing bosom of Denver is Tom Patterson, the prize knocker of the state," and he says It In a tone of voice Implying confidence In the accuracy of his diagnosis.— Telluride Journal. Representative Hicks of Centra) City, who will be remembered as T M. P*s. candidate for speaker, sayf he is in favor of the extra session But why shouldn’t he be? —Duran- go Democrat. Yes and in addition to the $7.0( per, his classic phiz will appeal dally In the Patterson papers. H« needs the money —and dotes on no torlety. —Central City Observer. Governor Shafroth Is announced as one of the speakers in the clt: campaign in Denver for the cltl sens ticket. That is the ticket that Is fighting the democratic adminls tration of Denver. It is wher* Shafroth belongs, with Patterson Lindsey and Rush, but it is a lltth ungrateful for Shafroth to get out in the open against the people who elected him by the Denver major ity only a year ago.—ldaho Bprlngs Gazette. Governor Shafroth is about hire a band and pay for it bin self to arouse enthusiasm for a meeting which will be addressed by himself on the initiative and ref erendum. What is getting to b the matter with the worthy gover nor? Is he having a bad case < big headlcus that leads him to des cend into a campaigning stunt from his high office? Issues are confue ed sufficiently now in Denver with out the governor entering the game. —Grand Junction Sentinel. Ex-Governor Thomas, who got ■pawed out of Patterson's party, spewed himself back into it, and the Speerltes are wondering if the: really hired him as attorney of the city In the water question or what they paid that fee for. Chances arc that Charley is honest In *what is doing, but a democratic ticket having his opposition is something anomalous that they don’t ki what to think. Did they exchange Thomas forth* Denver Post, and . The Lamar Register so, is It an even trade?—Bouldu Camera. “Mr. Patterson and his news papers have kept capital and invest ors out of Denver, caused home seekers to go elsewhere and tour ists to pass us by. He has depre ciated the value of your property, and lessened your profit in business. Is it not time for all those who love Denver to refuse to feed the hand which smites? Newspapers cannot live without support. By his acts and deeds, he has written his own epitaph: " ‘He lived for himself and delight ed in strife He bore false witness each day of his life; “He died with his purse full of sil ver and gold, Unmourned and forgotten, he lie* In the cold.’ ” —Mayor Speer on Patterson. Ask For The Reason. If your neighbor says he does not like the new tariff, ask him t reason. Of course he never rea it —few people could, intelligently jut he may think he knows some thing about It. He may tell you does not carry out the prom's made in the Republican platform He may think there was a promise to reduce tariff rates, to "revise downward." There Is no su I thing. The promise Is simply for immediate revision; and the get era! principle to be followed in rising is stated to be "the imposi tion of such duties as will equal the difference between the cost production at home and abroad, to gether with a reasonable profit to American industries." A further declaration of the aim and purpose of the party Is "not only to pro serve, without excessive duties, that security against foreign competition to which American manufacturers, farmers and producers are entitled, but also to maintain the high stand ard of living of the wage-earners of this country, who are the most direct beneficiaries of the prote< tive system." Does the emphasis there belong properly on the Incidental phrase, to maintain the prote* tion afforded to manufacturers, farmers and producers, and more .•specially to wage-e*rner»? Anything there about reduction ol duties? Any symptoms of "even tual free trade?" As a matter of fact, the congress gave more In the way of reductions than had ever been promised, di rectly or lndireetly. You will probably find, however, that your neighbor who doesn't like the new tariff can't give any real reason tor It all —he has Just ga thered In a vague idea somehow — maybe from some mugwump news paper—that It is not a fulfilment of the promise of the party plat form, and has not had the fairness of mind to find out whether or not it is true. Holly Boosters. On Tuesday all the available I iuton In Holly were engaged taking the Holly Boosters Club out to Two Buttes. About forty Ho' Ite* made the trip for the purpos' of getting acquainted with the pt pie of the new town and boosting .or Holly. They were royally er tertalned aoid enjoyed a most pleas ant day. George A. Watson was re-elect ed a director of the Realty Men's Association at their recent meeting In La Junta. 20 YEARS AGO. Notes From Lamar Register of May 17, 1890 Born —to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lee, on May 10, a fine girl. Born —Oi May 10 to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Taylor a ten pound boy. Dr. Hasty is buying dogs. He secured a fine purp last Tuesday that stands over 28 inches In his stocking feet, and is as graceful as a skinned calliope. W. J. Johnston was appointed councilman Monday evening in place of W. J. Morehouse, who resigned. The following stanza on Ikey Stevens is still good: The gooseberry on the goose will grow. When Ike to congress goes. And butter from the milk weed flow. When Ike to congress goes. The pods will be within the peas. Potatoes will be grown as trees, f And watermelons In the seas, When Ike to congress goes. orrrot*!. ura■■mstmtt PHourzna c^-crarcnr LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO. WEDNESDAY, MAY’ IS, 11)10. To the Ladies of Lamar and Vicinity You are Invited to Attend a ‘‘GRAND OPENING" of our New Ice Cream and Soda Water Parlors on Thursday Afternoon May J9th 1910 Ice Cream and Soda Free to the Ladies From 3 to 5 P. M. 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