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VOLUME XXV. Marketing 94000 of Alfalfa Seed a t the Lamar Seed Company's Offit- e, the product of 1010 seed vop of otie farm. Two crop* of hay aia> taken from Mar land laat year LAND BOARD MAY HELP LEGITI MATE WATER PROJECTS Prominent IrrlgMCiusiists Appear Be fore Stake Uwnmluiaa to Urge Aid for Ail Worthy Scheme* immediate action on the part 01 the a tale land hoard to atamp out wildcat ting and restore the Irriga lion Industry of Colorado to its proper in the conudence 01 Investors was urged upon that body this moraine by Irrigation and financial leaders of the state. Anxnnj those appearing before the board were Gordon Jones, pres ident of the United States Nation al bank of Denver; Judge Charles D. Hayt. former Justice of the su preme court and authority on Irri gation law; T. C. Henry, pioneer of irrigation in Colorado; C. F. Par ker. president First National bank of Jules burg; Attorney Charles F- Tew of Greeley, owner of large irrigation Interests ku that district; S. H. Shields, prominent irrigation engineer; Earl Wilcox of the bond nouse of Wilcox A Son, L. W. Leach, irrigation bond dealer; Geo H. AageLl, Irrigation engineer; At torney Frank L. Goudy, and others The speakers declared that exer cise by the board of Its authority under the statutes to stamp with official approval legitimate Irriga tion enterprises, and Invest funds In those which met the approval of the state engineer after thorough Investigation, is imperatively de manded to rescue this industry fron the discredit into which it has un justly fallen. They argued that the lack of ready market for these securities now prevents the opening of mil lions of acres of new irrigated land for settlement; that unless the land Is opened immigration will inevit able bo drawn to other states extend official approval to their boma fide Irrigation projects and thue give them a great advantage over those of Colorado. Edward J. Keating, president of the board, announced that that body heartily favored any feasible plan to put Irrigation upon Its foot which would not Jeopardise the school fund. A duty rested upon the state to take some steps to squelch the wildcatter, both In oil and Irrigation, he said. ‘ ‘There are good and bad irriga tlon bonds, as In the case of all other aecurltlea. Everythin* ahould be dose to prevent the sale of had J OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF PROWERS COUNTY; DEVOTED TO OUR CIVIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1011. ones, and all possible encourage ment should be given to the axle of good ones. Irrigation is the foundation of the wealth of the state. Every farm loan, even, haw to be carefully Investigated. Ah conservators of state fund* you would be more careful than in wii Investment of your own. Official recognition from you would great ly help tho best enterprises and would give the state a higher rate of interest than any other invest ment." "This action would put the in dustry on an equal footing with other states," said W. L. Leach. "It would secure the confidence of the best dealers, and alao Insure better management of these enter prises. People have got to have some means of discriminating be tween tho large number of such projects now In existence. I know many dealers who would buy these t*onds If they bad the official ap proval." Mr. Kenehan and the School of Mines Let us see how.this thing stands when viewed impersonally. The School of Mines of this state Is an institution with something of a national reputation Of all our foundations of public learning. It is. perhaps, the most popular In Colorado. The people undarstamd what It Is doing; they realize the Importance of Its work; they ap preciate the kind of men It is grad uating; they see It as something fundamental to our common for tunes. Colorado is mineralized territory and the students of the School of Mines are learning how to turn that mineral into the very necessary dollar. And Dr. Victor Alderson, the president of the School of Mines, stands as well with the public as the institution he administers. His qualifications for his work are admitted; his de. votion to the School is unquestion- J ed. His financial management of the School has been honest; his devotion to scientific methods; his Insistence upon sound training is sincere. And yet. In the face of these facts; despite the fine effort that is now being made to acceler ate the mining development of Col orado; a Denver afternoon paper of last Friday published a state ment to the effect that the School of Mines would not be reopened next term unless Dr. Alderson were ! removed from his Incumbency. That excellent blacksmith and Impeccable gentleman, the Hon. Roady Keae ban, Treasurer of State. was quoted a* authority for this threat. He was cited as chief witness to the charge that the School was squan dering money. He was pictured as HLtamlog with wrath at the con ditions hie implacable eye bad un covered In the coat of, alleged. Jun ketings which revolted hie severe and puritanical soul. And Lhe story was emphasized by a display of red ink and a large prominence ordinarily vouchsafed by the paper in question only to murder* of the most horrific character. Taken, al together, It was a poor thing, clumsily done; but It wasn’t honest, either to tho School of Minas or to Dr. Alderoon, and the good name of the School of Mines and Its President are things which we fchould be eolicltous. However, as we say in Denver, “every ‘knock* is a 'boost.' '* —Denver Times. Colorado Representatives and Wool In the action of the Democratic congressional caucus on the wool tariff the people of Colorado may eee one of the fruits of Democrat ic domination In the house of rep resentatives. and in the action of Representatives Taylor and Martin they may see one evil result of their own mistake In sending Demo crats to Washington. The caucus decided, and Messrs. Taylor and Martin bound them solves by the decision, to support a bill reducing the duty on raw wool by more than 50 per cent.plac ing it at 20 per cent ad valorem. This was coupled with a resolution declaring that the party ahould not by the action taken be hound to refrain from future advocacy of free raw wool. This resolution, binding upon all members of the caucus, amounted to a threat If not to a pledge to place raw wool up on the free list at some time In the | future. With the qualification of this resolution, the determination to support the bill for a reduction of the tariff to 20 per cent ad val orem received the unanimous ap proval of the caucus —except that Mr. Rucker of-Colorado and four other members were excused from the obligation to support the bill. Neither Mr. Taylor nor Mr. Mar tin was excused from the pledge to support the bill in the house, and It is evident that they did not ' asked to be excused. It may be assumed that the privilege granted Mr. Rucker would have been grant ed them If they had asked It. They | did not ask it; and they refrained from asking it because they were willing to vote for a measure which involves the destruction of one of 1 me great indwustries of their state, i ut/ lacked loyalty to the interests of tneir constituents and the Inde pendence and force of character shown by Mr. Rucker in making It »now u that he was not willing to --’upport the bill. The fact that the Republican sen ate may prevent the contemplated reduction In the wool tariff does trot help the situation so far as Lhe w-lucUon of Democrats to congress .torn Colorado is concerned. The prudence of the senate may de tent the fully of the house, but for tins neither the.country as a whole nor Colorado In particular will owe any manks to the Coloiado Dem ocracy or to the Democrats sent irom this state to Washington. *» ere Mr. Taylor aud Mr. Martin in the senate, the danger to Colo rado's wool Industry would be In creased to that extent in that body, w hether in the house or in the senate. Democrats are a menace to Colorado’s welfare la anything and everything wherein a protective tar iff is Involved The action taken by Mens re. Tay lor and Martin in relation. u> the wool tariff should bring down up on them the condemnation of every Colorado voter. They have been unfaithful to the interests of the state, and the people should make sure that they will not return to Washington to do. may be. even greater barm, hi nee they have de c'ared in favor of a measure which strikes a fatal blow at the wool In dustry, one is hound to conclude that if called upon to net they would yield Just ae destructive blows to the lead industry and the production of beet sugar In Colo rado. He who Is unfaithful 4n a few things will be unfaithful in many.— Denver Republican. Wipe Out Legislatures Governor Hay of Washington is so disgusted with the work of the legislature In hie own state and the work of legislatures in general, that he has been bold enough to de clare that all legislators aohuld be abolished and a commission of 26 representative citizens provided for to undertake the functions of the legislature in each several states. He wishes. It eeems. to apply the commission idea of government to states as well as cities, being con vinced In his own mind that the re sult would be beneficial says the Charleston News and Courier. So it would, doubtless. If the services of tobroughly capable men could be obtained for the state commissions, but wbat reason Is there U> suppose that If the elec torate returns incompetents, thieves and liars to legislatures It would not return Incompetents, thieves and liars to the state commission? For surely Governor Hay would not have the commission appointed by the governor, and If he did would not the result be deplorable in the event that a numskull or a rascal happened to be a state’s cblsf ex ecutive. and we may pause to re mark that some states have such characters as governors right now. The trouble with Governor Hay and all the other men who are cry ing for government by commission and other devices of the kind Is that they do not trust the elector, ate. They claim that the people would elect the right sort of men If tfce people would only get out and vote and take some Interest In politics, but they admit by Intima tion that the democratic form of government at present Is a rank failure They want to substitute a modification of the benevolent NUMBER 52. WJ depotism idea. Aa we have ventur ed to suggest before, permanent re- J suits will not be obtained by a change of tools. What Is needed Is political education, or oven com -1 pulsory voting. Dry Farming Colorado Springs, June 6. —Five famous agricultural educators havo biguud a call for a conference of all those engaged at work in agri cultural schools aud experiment sta tions, for the purpose of discussing "dry farming." Those muking the call are: Liberty H. Bailey, Di rector of Agriculture at (Joruell University; Dr. J. H. Worst. Presi dent of North Dakota Agricultural College; Dr. Chas. A. Lory, Presi dent of Colorado Agricultural Col lege; Dr. John A. Wid-aoe, Presi dent of UlaU Agricultural College; and Hon. Duncau Marshall, Minis ter of Agrlcuiluie for Alberta. Cau ada. The conference is called for October 16 to 20 in this city at the time of the meeting of the Inter national Dry Farming Congress and imposition to be held hers. Lead ing agricultural scientists will be gathered here at that time for the Congress and the great Exposition of dry farmed products will af ford opportunity for study and com parative work. "Dry Farming" is the term now commonly applied to agriculiur# in regions where the annual rainfall is less than 20 Inches, and this Is the first recognition of It by ag ricultural schools as a nutlonal question. The call is Issued to na tional, provincial and state agricul tural departments and schools throughout the world where agri culture la taught. Large Rations Necessary f or Large Results The great quantity of feed re ceived from day to day by the 1,000-ponnd cows may surprise many of our readers. Some may find it difficult to understand how It can ba profitable to feed cows so large a ration, or bow they can be fed for a period so nearly to the limit of their capacity with out being ruined for future work. In every instance, however, the 1,000-pound cows were in as good condition after the close of their lest as In the beginning, and were better equipped for mlUt produc tion than ever before bocause of the great development of their milk producing abilities Every one of these cows Is ■till alive and producing large quantities of milk and butterfat. All except one, which was always s shy breeder, are bringing strong, vigorous calves to thalr owners each year. J&coba Irene hag a most won derful record of producing a calf during each of three consecutive years, and in additional a total of over 3,000 pounds of butter. Al though Jacoba Irene Is not being largely fed for another year’s work, she is being given the feed which she demands to keep herself in good condition and is producing al most, if not quite, as largely as during her past years of work, when she produced 1,121 pounds of 85 per cent butter. Just “Hog” We. like Governor Shafroth, are opposed to the "pork barrel.” Gov ernor Shafroth la certainly con ■latent In this ‘‘pork barrel” mat ter for he refuted to give W. 11. Malone more than three political Jobs. The Jobs are Private Secre tary and Public Trustee for Den ver with a combined salary of $7,000 per year. Also acting Gov ernor without salary. Shafroth keeps the money and the jobs In the firm, and keeps the Lieutenant Governor out. —Denver Democrat.