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The Lamar Register
OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF PKOV'I R 8 COUNTY; DXVOTXD TO OUE CIVIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT VOLUME XXVI. Good Roads Convention The second annual convention of the Colorado Good Roads Confer ence Association will toe held in Pueblo the second week of Janu ary, 1912. This meeting called toy the vice-presidents of the con ference at a recent gathering in Denver wiU be the most important Good Roads conference ever held In the state. The vice-presidents also made plans for a state wide campaign of publicity in behalf of good roads which promises to be the most extensive ever undertaken in this state. At the Pueblo con vention speakers of note will be heard, and special attention will toe paid to the construction of state highways. The coming celebration In Cali fornia In 1915 in connection with the opening of the Panama canal will bring thousands of people to this state. A great number of these will be automobile enthusi asts who want to make the trip from coast to coast byway of Colorado. If by united effort a transcontinental road can be con structed across the state It will mean thousands and thousands of dollars to the people of Colorado. This is one of the important sub jects to be discussed at Pueblo and a committee to Investigate and re port regarding the** proposed routes was named by the vice-pres idents of the state association One of the most Important fac tors In the Good Roads work In the state is the formation of local associations. These associations are the means of bringing to comple. Mon road work in different local ities of great value to the resi dents of -those sections. The Colo rado Good Roads Conference Is urging upon every county in the state the formation of such organ izations. These organizations should also take advantage of recent laws pass ed in this state by which separate road and maintenance districts can -he established by petition from local residents. In this manner the people of any locality can there fore bring about the Improvement of their local roads better than can the county commissioners. The county commissioners have roadt throughout the entire county to look after, and often the taxpayers «»f certain sections feel that they are not receiving the attention they should Looking after all county roads is u different proposition from looking after those in a small er district. The formation of‘these smaller districts allows the tax payer to have more direct super vision oT their roads, and further provides that definite sums shall he allotted for the roads in such districts. The (Colorado Good Roads Con ference is anxious to aid any coun ty that desires to form local Good Hoads associations. They will al so furnish anyone interested with copies of the laws relating to the formation of improvement and maintenance districts in the coun ties. This Information can be se en red by addresenig W. H. Em mons. Assistant Secretary of the Colorado Good Roads Conference Association, Chamber of Commerce Building, Denver. Beet Harvest Beet harvest will begin in the Umar district of the American Beet Sugar Co. about October 1, and samples are being taken in dif ferent sections upon which to base harvest orders for beet delivery. In the Lamar district, and tributary to Lamar there will be approxi mately $150,000 paid to farmers for beets, this amount being a coo servative estimate of the value of the crop here. The pulp and beet top valuation will add several LAMAR, PKOWKRS COUNTY. COLORADO. WEDNESDAY. SKIT. 20, 1011 thousands more to this amount. The harvest will be general j about that time in the different fac tory districts of the American Beet Sugar Co. Rocky Ford factory has the largest acreage of the three factories naturally, having about twice as much us either other dis trict. The Rocky Ford factory dis trict is comprised of the Pueblo, Fowler, Avondale. Canon City, Man zanoia and Rocky Ford distrU-ts, and embraces a very intensively farmed section. The state fair at Pueblo this week has a large exhibition of sug ar beets made by the growers of the company, who are entered in the company fair prizes offered. The collection shows some very fine specimens of sugar beets, and has attracted attention from all sides. Beets are there from Prow ers, Bent, Otero and Pueblo roun tlei. The Advance in Sugar Prices The rapid advance in the price of sugar is due to a number ofcauses chief of which is speculation on the purt of a handful of refiners and wholesalers in New York who con trol the market. Every year dur ing canning time sugar is advanc ed and whin the < rop Is put on the market In the fall prices de. cline. This year the prices have been advanced repeatedly. One of the causes given out by the manip ulators is that the European beet crop is a partial failure. This Is used as a pretext for putting up prices despite the fact that all the sugar consumed in this country In 1910—excepting only 72.000 tons— was produced In the Ended States. Porto Rico, HawaJan Islands, the Philippines and Cuba. Practically none came from Europe. The Cuban crop in reported short but the new crop which will begin to come Into the market Jn December will be a large one according to all reports. These conditions furnish the wholesalers and Importer* a pre text to put up the price. Another cause Is the people, or a portion of them at least, who are manipulating the sugar market, are causing ttoJs advance In price as a pretext to influence Congress to reduce the tariff on sugar at the next regular session The National Farmer I* slow to believe that the American Cong res will crush the great and growing beet sugar industry at the dicta tion of a handful of New York rep resentatives of foreign sugar in terests. — National Farmer The Mammoth Project Again The election u> be held on Sep. tember 20th In The Mammoth Irri gation ixistrl< t for the purpose of ratifying or rejecting the contract entered into between the board of director* of the dl*trict and John E. Gauger and his assign*, is be ing disc muted by the people of the district. Thu* far there seems to be but little if any opposition to tlie ratifying of the contract. Should this contract be ratified by the legal voters in the district on September 26th it will assure work to soon begin upon the de velopment of the Mammoth reser voir and the outlet. The engineers are busy at work completing the necessary surveys that bid* may be submitted for different divisions of the work. —Hartman Enterprise. Wiley Is Upheld President Taft settled tin? Wiley matter before starting oi his tour of the country, and has eld Dr Wiley in evlry partlcufa'i He has declined to ask the chP-f of the bureau of chemistry to resign, but on the contrary, has praised him for his work. The president does not criticise | Attorney General Wfc-kersham for j recommending that Wiley be asked to resign, saying that the attorney general did not, at that time, have the full facts before him, and in timating that the recommendation was Justified by the facts that had been laid before Mr. Wickers ham. Mr. Taft intimates that there must be a shake-up in the depart ment of agriculture. That he will instruct the secretary to reorganize his department is considered most likely. The president reprimanded several of the individuals who were behind the attack on I>r Wiley and lias lust no ted Secretary Wllsonl to reprimand them officially. The Wiley trouble arose over a complaint that Wiley had eugag. ed I»r. Ruaby, a noted New York scientist, to do work for the gov ernment at a higher rate of pay than wus allowed under the salary blll. The action of Dr. Wiley is Justified by the president and he und Dr. Rushy are both held to he blameless. The country generally will be glad at the president's decision. Dr. Wiley 's one of the most popu lar officials of the government His work in behalf of pure food laws is known practically to everybody and has made many friends for him. The resignation of Dr. Wil ey would have been a serious blow to the cause of pure foods in the country. There clearly is a great amount of Jealousy and backbit ing in the department of agricul ture and the coming shake.up there ought to do much good Kx Result of False Political Teaching Whlje the York Hun Is sometimes erratic on the Tariff question, H displays for the most pari an Intelligent perception of economic truth when It says: "The public demand for the re vision of the Tariff springs from a belief, the result of many years of false political teaching, that re. vision will reduce the prices of com modifies in this country and so ex- T| a powerful iiiflu* toe on the cost of living Few ever stop to ask whether reduction of duties will or will not appreciably redo«e prhes, yet that Is the vital qtie*- t km. “Would transference to the free list reduce the retail price of shoes, flour, butter, eggs, corn, potat'H*s. lard, shirts, sheets, milk or any one of a score of other comni'idi tl«s of common and every dny use and consumption? If so to what extent Ui the various cases? Would railroad rates. freight rates or street car fares be lew If steel rail* were on the free list? Would rents toe reduced if ntru-futal steel, lumber and bricks were on that list? , "One «f the greatest needs of the country today is widespread ed ucation In the elemeaitary principles of the operation and influence of the Tariff on prices. For years we have been bombarded with po litical assertion* that the Tariff is the <omrolllng factor in commodity prices in this country. Many have heard these assertions for so long a time or so frequently that they believe them, accept them as facta of daily experience and never stop to question their accuracy. That some price* would be Influemed by change in the Tariff three can be no doubt, but very few of the wares purchased constantly by th*- great mass of consumer* would be perceptibly affected by any change at all likely to be made. That ae sertlon can be supported and prov ed. It should be kept In tnind throughout the i»olitical hullaballoo with which the country is soon to be once more afflicted *’ Much of the prevalent halluci nation regarding the responsibility of the Tariff for current high price of commodities which enter Into the cost of living is the product of the selfish newspaper clamor for downward revision, and espec ially for free trade in pulp and paper. Eager for u reduction in their own “cost of living,’’ they felt impelled to attack the entire Tariff system. In this selfish clamor the Hun lias had no share. It is one of the relatively few large users of print paper which have been honest enough to ac knowledge that he is the over- Uloated size ’of the one-cent pa pers, and not the Tariff. tha4 is at fault. The Pittsburg Gazette-Times, in discussing the recent labor strikes and food riots in Free-Trade Eng land and Protected Fra.nce, re. marks: “Im the light of these events ou the other side of the Atlantic, growing out of the high cost of liv ing. the absurdity of lust year’s contention during the campaign that the Republica/n party through its Tariff policy wus responsible becomes more apparent. Then Pres ident Taft, Senator Aldrich and Speaker Cannon were made the scapgooatM and the Republicans generally were brought to book and punished by defeat at the poll*. These influence** certainly can have no connection with con ditions in Great Britain ami France; and at any rate the Dem ocratic victory of Inst November has not perceptibly reduced the prices of food commodities. There Is one marked difference in the THEOBALDI Successor to ole Bull and Paganini The Rpworth League lias secured Ole Theobald! and supporting company who will appear at the M H. church September 29th. Theobaidl, Chamber Musician to the Imperial Families of Russia. Sweden and Denmark, and appearing by royal ronynand before King Edward, Emperor William 11.. and King Humbert of Italy. ha a been signally honored by the courts at which he has played. Of sixty two gold medals and court decorations, however, he values none more highly than that of the Order of Osirius which was bestowed by King Humbert of Italy. This decoration consists of the Italian crown lu gold, replete with diamonds from which a Jewelled cross of gold and enamel is pendant. Desp Ite Its great Intrinsic value Theo bald! treasures It chiefly for the associations it recalls; he having been presented with it at the close of the great Roman Congrses in 1896 NUMBER in. situation, however—there i« less employment in this country now than there was n year ago, more than BO.UOO fewer men being at work on the great railroad systems alone. The fact is that you must go further tintn politics for an explan ation of the <-ost of living. If there is a cause beyond supply and de mand it is In tlie system of doing business rattier than in the Tariff. Hie low wages of FruJice and Eng land somehow do not result in pro portionately cheaper living, else why these manifest at lens of popu lar wrath? Let our opi>ortunlst statesmen direct their researches to a ho liiti* mi that will not rest upon a partisanship if they would be of service." Mr. E. C. Howe, general mana ger of the American Beet Sugar Co., left Lainur Saturday for Den ver after a short business trip. Beet sugar factories In California are to be aided In the production of beet sugar by some Colorado fac tories, and Michigan Is due short ly to land Its gr««-lng support to the sugar producing United States Utah, Wisconsin and some of the states producing a smaller amount of beet sugar will shortly begin t heir campaigns also. Colorado conditions are as good as In any sugar producing states which steaks well for the agricultural ad vancement of the state.