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The Lamar Register
VOLUME XXVIII. RACING PROGRAM IS OUT FOR SANTA FE CIRCUIT Eight Tracks, Including Overland in Denver, Appear in Schedule Of ficially Announced for Com ing Season of Speed Con tests The speed program for the Santa Fe Racing circuit has just been is sued. The members include the as sociations at Denver, Pueblo, Lamar, Las Animas, Rocky Ford, Sugar City, Raton and Albuquerque. The associ ations in Colorado are working under license from the Colorado State Rac ing commission, appointed by Gov. E. M. Ammons. The Denver spring meeting starting Saturday, June 13, is also working under similar license. The dates of the Santa Fe circuit are as follows: Lamar, Colo Aug. 18-21 Las Animas, Colo Aug. 20-22 Rocky Ford, Colo Sept. 1-4 Sugar City, Colo Sept. 8-11 Pueblo, Colo Sept. 14-10 Denver, Colo Sept. 19-26 Raton, N. M Sept. 30-Oct. 3 Albuquerque, N. M Oct. 6-10 The officers of the circuit are as follows: W. J. Brown, president, Rocky Ford; Charles Maxwell, vice president, Lamar; J. L. Beaman, sec retary, Pueblo; D. L. Silver, presid ing judge, Lamar; J. W. Brauer, starter, Colorado Springs. The rules of the American Trotting association will govern. The program for lAmar follows: Wednesday, Aug. 19—2:24 trot, $600; 2:24 pace, $600; half mile run ning, $100; three-quarters mile run ning, $100; two and half mile relay, $l6O. Thursday, Aug. 20—2:17 trot, $600; free-for-all pace, $600; three-quarters mile running, $100; five-eights mile running, $100; one mile running, La mar derby, $160; three mile relay, S2OO. Friday, Aug. 21—2:16 pace, $600; free-for-all trot, $600; five-eighths mile running, $100; three-quarters mile running, $100; and a two and a half mile relay, $l6O. Charles Maxwell, Secretary. SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER Pledges Made to Domestic Sugar Producers Violated by Party in Power Two of Secretary Red fie Id’s com mittee to visit the sugar producing states and ascertain if there is any life to the beet sugar corpse after the Wilson tariff law has pronounc ed the sentence of death upon it, are said to have been in Bay City and other Michigan points last week. It appears that the administration is getting scared at the way its poli cies are not working out as expect ed. There are some things to remem ber just now. While the cane sugar poducers were besieging congress with litera ture to pass the tariff law to create a cane monopoly, the country was told by the agents of these unscrup ulous people that if the tariff were taken off sugar the consumer would obtain his sugar two cents a pound cheaper. In fact packages of cane sugar were sent broadcast over the country bearing placards of this character. The men responsible for this were hir ed agents of refiners who knew they were faking and lied when they put out auch stories. President Wilson took pains to as sure the people engaged in the do mestic sugar industry that “no legiti mate industry would be disturbed by democratic tariff legislation.” The cane sugar output the last year was 260,000 tons, and the beet sugar states manufactured 665,298 tons of refined beet sugar. Isn’t the production of 900,000 tons of sugar annually a “legitimate in dustry, and if not, why not? The agents of the New Yoric Re finers, notably one F. C. Lowry, who LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 1914. fathered a ‘‘Fake Grocers’ Commit tee” and flooded the country with false and misleading statements, are apparently becoming alarmed as well as the president and his leaders at the howl of protest going up all over the country against Wilson’s policy, and are seeking to fool the people in to the belief that the consumer is getting the full benefit of the 25 per cent reduction in the sugar tariff. It will be a difficult matter, however, for the New York refiners to con vince the consumer that he is getting sugar any cheaper than he did a month, or in fact two months before the reduction in the tariff became ef fective. Willett & Gray, New York sugar brokers, and publishers of the repre sentative organ of the Cane Sugar Refiners, published a tabulated state ment the other day showing who is getting the benefit of the 26 per cent reduction in the tariff on sugar. And it isn’t the consumer by a long shot. The 25 per cent reduction in the sugar tariff became effective March 1, the reduction amounting to 34 cents per 100 pounds on Cuban 96 degree sugar. Using the quotations of February 26 (the last weekly quo tations prior to the reduction) let us see into whose pocket this 34 cents found its way. Plainly the Cuban planter did not get it, for the in bound price of Cuban raw sugar drop ped from $2.04 per 100 on February 26 to $2.00 on March 5; in other words, the refiners paid the Cuban 4 cents per 100 less for raw sugar, which cost them 34 cents to get through the customs house under the new tariff. Neither the wholesaler, nor the conaumer got the benefit of the reduction for the New York wholesale price of granulated was $8.92 per 100 on February 26, and the same on March 5, five days after the reduction rates became effective. The figures show that the refiners not only absorbed the full 34 cents hut added an additional four cents to their margin, which the Cuban planter had to bear. The refiners’ margin increased from 63 cents per 100 on February 26, to 96 cents on March 5. The 53 cents margin of course, represented the cost of refin ing and the refiners’ profit, so that the 38 cents increase meant that much additional clear profit to the refiners. As a matter of fact the importer and refiner of foreign raw sugar who fixes the prices, has absorbed practi cally all of the 26 per cent reduction of the tariff and he can be counted on. to do this right along. The Cuban planter and the beet sugar manufac turer will bear the reduction if any, and the refiner will get his pound of flesh. As for the consumer he will pay the freight. Meantime a domestic industry in which $300,000,000 is in vested and which disburses millions of dollars annually which ia distributed through the local channels of busi ness must be sacrificed to satisfy a handful of unscrupulous refiners of raw sugar on the Atlantic coast. That is the way the Wilson admin istration fosters and encourages a “legitimate industry.” There is only one way for the peo ple who believe in home interests rather than foreign monopoly, and that is to rise in their might at the polls next November and smite the Wilson administration hip and thigh. —National Farmer. WAR WITH HUERTA Congress Authorises the President to Make War on Huerta—lt’a Mexican People Getting Killed, However The administration drafted and had congress adopt a resolution this week declaring war on Huerta for arrest ing some American sailors, but pro testing its firm friendship for the Mexican people who had done nothiix worse than murder hundreds of American men and children and com mit unspeakable outrages on Ameri can women. As while the resolution was being passed by congress the navy bombarded Vera Crux and Tampico and killed about 600 Mex THE PIONEER NEWSPAPER OF PROWERS COUNTY icans without touching Huerta it looks a little as if far naval officers can crack a joke in war even if they are forbidden to do so at Carrabao dinners. Whatever the excuse given war is now started and it is hoped that our administration will stiffen up its backbone andrnot only punish the monstrous crinvi tfhich Huerta committed against Madero to obtain the presidency, but' will also mete out justice to that unspeakable de generate, Villa, for his still more monstrous crimes against American citizens. With all our squeamish ness about starting war we have started it on the smallest excuse we had and it should not be stopped un til full justice is meted out for the abuses sustained by American citi zens. There was no opposition in congress to a resolution declaring war but there was strong, and justly so, op position to using a minor incident as our justification to the world when a recital of the monstrous wrongs we had endured would have justified us fully in the eyes of the world through out all history. There is little rea son to believe that' even the next generation will justify our killing 600 Mexicans over the refusal of Huerta to salute opr flag, but a full presentation of our case would have hushed the tongue of criticism for all ages to come. The war will be of little interest in reality and all the fighting will be done in the offices of the big dally newspapers where armies will be marshalled, soldiers killed, and papers sold on the strength of it without any excuse except the desire to rake in the nickels of the deluded public. There are many horrors to war but by far the greatest is the American daily press. People who have mem bers of their family at the front will be kept in frenzy, while in reality when** la all summed up in the end It will be like the Spanish-American war the death rate among the soldiers will be about one-fourth that in the average Amer ican city of the same size. The Rule of Lindsey An organization known aa the Col orado Social Service league, consist ing mainly of Judge Ben Lindsey, is now preparing to submit a lot more bills to the voters at this falls’ elec tion. Not content with having put a series of them before the people at the election of 1912, making the ballot an absurdity and a travesty upon law making, the same group of persons have concocted four at least, and per haps more, which they are going to put upon the ballot. They want a commission on women and child welfare to compile laws re lating to women and children and sub mit them to the legislature for pass age. Another wholly unnecessary commission. Colorado is far ahead of other states now in legislation re lating to women and children. They want an adult probation bill. The courts now have abundant power to suspend sentence or to give light sentences if they desire. They want a jury reform bill, pro viding a certain percentage of a jury may bring In a verdict instead of the whole jury. An innovation of this sort might far better come from the Colorado Bar association, whoso mem bers are lawyers and are better qual ified to judge than the Social Ser vice league. Then the league wants “a further extension of the initiative and refer endum”just as if this law were not as wide as a door and aa deep as a well as it is now. But it doesn’t suit the Llndaeyitea. They want to be able to hold “special elections” to vote on laws, when everybody knows that we have an abundance of elections now, and there is no crying need to pass upon other laws except as tne need exists in the minds of these pit. They would compel the legisla ture to carry out platforms and they would give the governor power to compel the passage of measures. When this is done we may as well abolish the legislature, for Lindsey and his crowd seem to be perfectly willing to take power out of the i^H* of the assembly and give it to the governor, and to take from the as sembly whatever intelligence and good sense it may happen to have. Instead of acting upon its good judg ment it must do as the governor di rects or as the makers of the plat form direct. We had better abolish the legislature, for we should have nothing then but an oligarchy. This whole business of legislation “by the people” ia an absurdity, and has already been proved to be so in Colorado. At the last election we had 32 proposed laws upon the ballot, which was ridiculous upon its face. What does the average person know of the contents of a proposed law which is submitted to him at the bal lot box? The theory that the people thus exercise their verdict and make their own laws is also unsound and incorrect. For out of the 82 laws which were submitted last year, in on ly one’instance did a majority of the electors vote one way or another. This was the woman's eight hour law. In each and every other proposed law, whether it was one of the eight which was passed or those which were de feated only a minority of the electors voted upon it. We have half a dozen laws saddled on the people by a mi nority. In some instances, laws were enacted by not over 25 per cent of the total number of persona voting. Some persona aay this ia the “Rule of the people,” but we think it ia much more of a travesty upon law-making, and Lindsey and his crowd now desire to add to this confusion and irresponsi bility.—Colorado Springs Telegraph. The Political Standard Mr. Hobson did a graceful act when he congratulated his opponent on winning the nomination and promised him his hearty support. The antag onism between the two Alabamians may be considered as good as closed. But during the campaign Hobeon and Hobson's Meads said of Uader wood many things, that if true, would make it very unpleasant for them to support him. They charged him with being a servant of the “interests,” a tool of Wall street, the champion of the whiskey ring. It was assumed that the “interests” and Wall street, treated vaguely aa pretty much the same thing, were an tagonistic to the people—that who ever favored them did so at the ex pense of the people. If Mr. Under wood was really the enemy of the masses of the people, as represented, it would take a pretty good party loyalty to induce a man to support him, because of his nomination. If he were really the champion of the whiskey ring, prohibitionists and the sober-minded people, who object to being ruled by the whiskey ring, could not support him with any enthusiasm. But all those charges were untrue, were known to be untrue by those who made them and by those who heard them. Mr. Underwood’s rec ord ia aa well known aa that of any man in public life. No man in pub lic life has a cleaner record—a record of more complete devotion to duty to all the people. His opponents knew this when they made the charges against him, and they knew that nine tenth of the voters of Alabama knew it. With the hope of deceiving one tenth of the people they made charges that were insulting to the intelligence of the other nine-tenths, seemingly not stopping to think that a large number of the nine-tenths if inclin ed to support Hobson might be driv en to support Underwood aa a rebuke to the slanderers who were maligning him. The Underwood-Hobson fight Is ended and we do not refer to it for the purpose of disparaging Hobson, or his friends, though oar reference to both is disparaging. We refer to it as an exemplification of the prac tice that we fear ia growing in public life, the practice known aa mudsling ing. We believe it ia true now to a greater extent than in former days that men who run for office try to make everything count—falsehood aa well as truth, and that a candidate for office does not lose caste by resort ing to falsehood. NUMBER 46. It has come to pass that the peo ple expect this kind of a campaign, and that the men who insist upon truth everywhere except in politics, will not be alienated from the sup port of a candidate who relies on falsehood and slander for success, then the country has come on evil days. Nowhere else should men insist with greater determination on truth and honor than in politics. No busi ness man would retain an employe who would resort to falsehood to ac complish his purpose. He could never never trust such a man. If he could not trust him in the smaller affairs of ordinary business life it is strange that he would trust him to discharge duties involving the prosperity of the whole country.—Ex. Good Roads Day Friday, May Bth, ia “Good Roads Day” in Colorado. Already prepara tions are being made in many parts of the state for the celebration of the day, and Governor Ammons by offi cial proclamation has urged the citi zens of Colorado to devote that day to work on the roads. Some of the suggestions made for the observance of the day are that citizens generally turn out and see that their roads are put in better shape by means of dragging and by a general cleaning up of rights of way. For the tourists who will vis it the state it ia urged that Colorado people, especially thaae residing in the mountain districts de/ote some time on “Good Roads Day” to looking al ter camping sites, the of roads and the posting of signs wher ever necessary. According to the statutes school teachers are also required to devote a certain amount of time on this day to telling their scholars of the bane fits of good road-i, and they must lat er report to the state highway com missioner what has been done inthie regard. In many of the counties of the state those committees having in charge the petitions for the initiation of the half mill levy for good roads purposes in the state, plan to special efforts on May 8 to secure the requisite number of signature re quired in their respective localities. It is hoped to secure in each county in the state the signatures of at least ten per cent of the voters to these pe titions. If this is done the petitions whan filed will contain many more names than the law actually requires. It ia planned to have these petitions filed with Secretary of State Pearce not later than May 20. As soon as they are filed they must be returned to the Colorado Good Roads Associa tion headquarters in the Chamber of Commerce building, Denver. Ed Keating’s Interest Is Interesting The recent fight in the democratic congress over the Panama canal tolls revealed a situation the converse of much party palaver about divine harmony, inner circles, rank and file or otherwise. But the omniscient Ed Keating, our absent-treatment con gressman, sees the schism in the light of a “lovers’ quarrel,” which will be succeeded by breaking of bread and the singing of glorious hallelujahs. It’s all very fine. We are glad these things interest Ed. In fact we are glad to aee him show signs of life in any direction. But in the mean time, the San Luis valley must look to an assistant secretary of the in terior, now attending the irigation congress at Denve, for interest and support in our efforts to obtain feder al aid for necessary drainage pro jects. Keating’s weekly letters make great reading while collectors art at the front door and mortgages falling due.—Alamosa Banner. There will be a social tea for the benefit of St. Frances de Sales Altar Society at the home of Mrs. Ed Hert zog April 29 from 2 o’clock to 5 o’clock. Musk. Everybody invited.