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The Lamar Register
VOLUME XXIX. The Tattooed Man ‘•Mj one# sincere friend and former law partner.” —-Charles 8. Thomas. Tom Patterson as painted by Senator Chas. S. Thom a* a few years ago. PROMINENT BOULDER DEMO CRAT BOLTS THE STATE TICKET Senator Harry Casaday Says He Can Not Stand For It This Year Denver, Oct. 6.—"1 intend to support the republican ticket from top to bot tom with the exception I intend to vote for Attorney General Farrar/* said Harry Casaday, former demo cratic state senator from Boulder county this morning. “The question at issue in Colorado is the sovereignty of the state. The present chaotic condition of our state government and the failure of Gov ernor Ammons to maintain law and order can be directly charged to the democratic candidate for governor, Thomas M. Patterson. Under a cam paign of law and order I think that •fie republicans should support Gen eral Farrar. He is the one man in the capitol building who has repre sented the state sovereignty with Governor Ammons the last two years. Seventy-five per cent of the republi cans of Boulder county will support him and I think it would be a good move if Gobin would withdraw from the republican ticket in favor of Far rar. It would insure the election of the entire republican ticket and would make Gobin the next attarney gener al two years from now without a doubt. “I think State Auditor Kenehan should be defeated because the con stitution never intended that a man should rotate first to one office and then to another as between state treasurer and state auditor. It meant that he should only hold each office one time. Two years ago he received the smallest support in the assembly and the same was true this year. “Did you ever stop to think that of the entire bonded indebtedness of $4,- 600,000, $3,000,000 of it is for insur rections that occurred in this state through the agitation of outsiders and that Senator Patterson supported every agitator who ever came to the state to help create this indebtedness. The interest on this indebtedness THE PIONEER NEWSPAPER >F PROWERS COUNTY LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORAI O. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 1914. amounts to more each year than is given for new buildings to all the state institutions. Mr. Patterson is re sponsible for Colorado's having to pay this interest. Had he supported state government and law and order and used his influence to keep these agi tators out, our labor conditions would have been just as good as they are to day and the money we are now spend ing in interest on the indebtedness his policy incurred could be used for new buildings at our state institutions and good roads. “I am unalterably opposed to the extravagant manner in which the democrats have wasted the funds of the state. I fought the creation of the new boards and bureaus and the in crease in the number of clerks in ev ery department but all to no good. Those in charge used their positions to force through the reform laws that are now on our statute books and that have practically banKrupted not only our state but the commercial in stitutions in our state. They also used our finances to secure the election of John Shafroth to the United States senate. I do not want it understood that I am not a democrat. I do not believe that the record of the last six years represents true democracy. I intend to support the republican ticket this fall but when democracy is under the control of men whose official acts will be for the best wel fare of Colorado I will support thteir ticket." From the El Progrsso, Date Oct. 10th, 1914 (Locals) Hon. Thomas M. Patterson, candi date for governor, is the proper man for Executive Magistrate of the state of Colorado. Hon. Edward Keating must be re elected as member of the National Congress for the State of Colorado, for great and powerful reasons (Copied verbatum from the above issue of the above named paper.) Will the editor, Senator Barela, ex plain what those “great and power ful reasons’’ art. REPUBLICAN LOCAL TICKET ; — List of Names Sambitted to the Vot ers for Their Consideration and Support al the Polls John S. Hasty, our present repre sentative, is a candidate for state senator from the 25th Senatorial dis trict. The reputation he made in the last assembly as a supporter of law and order gave him the practical leadership of the conservative ele ment in the legislature, and the rec ord made there is alone enough to entitle him to this promotion. How ever he is known to all residents of the district as a good citizen and pro gressive business man and farmer, one who has helped make this sec tion what it is from pioneer days down to the present time. Every body knows him and most of them will vote for him. Ray McGrath has been nominated for representative from Prowers and Baca counties, and will unquestion ably be elected. He is one of the en terprising farmers who have made the great north aide the leading agri cultural district of the state, a man who has always been in the lead in every movement for advancement and betterment. He has never before been a candidate for oAce, but was urged to make this race by his friends and neighbors and finally consented. A man of ability and high principles he will ably represent the district in the state legislature. L. M. Markham is the republican nominee for county clerk and record er and well fitted by both education and experience for the efficient ser vice of the people in this most im portant position. ifcphM long >een a citizen of the county, has filled sev eral positions of importance with ability and integrity and is known in all sections of the county as a public spirited, energetic citizen, one who has done much to help along all ef forts for upbuiiding this section. For the important position of Coun ty Treasurer the republicans have nominated Chas. F. Hoag, one of the early pioneers of the Big Bend sec tion and one of the foremost farmers and boosters of the town of Wiley. Mr. Hoag has served the people before in the capacity of county cleric and proved himself to be one of the most efficient, painstaking and accommodat ig public servants the county ever had. He has always proved himself able to meet all demands as an offi cial, business man, fariper and citizen. For sheriff the republicans realiz ing the citizens of the county have been highly pleased by the able man ner in which the office has been con ducted for the past six years have nominated I. C. Downing, who has been the efficient under-sheriff for Sheriff Simpson and has done much to assist in the success of the work. He is one of the county pioneers, a splendid citizen and official having served Lamar several times as mar shal and always with credit to him self and satisfaction to the public. Prowers county needs a fearless and conscientious man as sheriff and Cal Downing will be their choice. A. J. Davy, the present county as sessor, is a candidate for reelection and seems likely to have little op position as everyone is so well pleas ed with the fair and conscientious manner in which he has done his work in face of a complete change of man ner and basis of assessment forced on him by the new state law and board of equalization two years ago. No public official has had a more trying situation to fuce than he did when called to office to put into effect this new law. He has made a record that has done credit to himself, and is fighting the state board of equaliza tion to get a fair deal for our people against the pull of the big cities. There is some talk of making his election unanimous and it ought to be done. Miss Mary Z. Lake has been nom inated for county superintendent of schools and is beginning a campaign that seems to meet popular approval everywhere. She is a young lady of fine character and attainments, a teacher with a record of success in both the rural and city schools and one who will make an efficient and popular county official. She has been a teacher for eight years, six of which have been spent in Prowers county. She has made her own way in life and is now supporting her mother who lives with her in Lamar. You can’t make a mistake in voting for her. Burr T. Beachel, one of the most enterprising business men of Granada and one of the livest real estate men of the county, is presented to the vot ers as the republican candidate for the office of county commissioner for the second district. He was induced to run through the unanimous pro-1 test of the citizens of his section against the do-nothing polity of the county commissioners in regard to the roads. The condition of the na tional trail through this county is a disgrace and the other county roads are no better. Mr. Beachel’s record in the years he has resided here is one of push and energy, accomplishment and building up. He will bring these qualities to the business of the county and make un energetic, capable and public spirited member of the county board. H. C. Byrnes has been nominated for county surveyor and his record in the county as a civil engineer is the best evidence of his qualifications and good work. He has been engag ed in most of the large undetakings in this section since he located here and his work gives satisfaction. His election will mean efficient ser vice for the public in this often most important office. Dr. E. E. Bartelt is the republican nominee for coroner. He is well known both personally and profession ally throughout the county and his high standing in his profession is a guarantee to the people that the po sition will be ably filled whenever the occasion may arise. The republicans feel that they can offer the above ticket to the consid eration of the voters with full con fidence that each candidate is well deserving and well qualified for the the position for which they have been named, and if elected in November the voters will never have cause to regret their choice. PATTERSON'S PREDICTIONS What the Candidate for Governor Thought of Thomas and Keat ing in the Coming Election I Last year when Thomas M. Patter son—then a private citizen and some thing of a patriot—took up the bat tle against the destruction of the sug ar industry in Colorado and warned Senator Thomas of the fate that wait ed him this year, William J. Bryan went to the defense of Thomas and Shafroth. Mr. Bryan is a free trader out and out. He answered Mr. Pat terson with the argument that he (Bryan) used to the Nebraska beet growers some years back, namely that if they could not compete with the tropics and Europe they must get out of business. Mr. Bryan praised Col orado’s democratic senators for sac rificing their state at the altar of so called economy. This is the main portion of Mr. Patterson's answer to Mr. Bryan, taken from the Denver News/ June 15, and it ought to be kept in "view when the tvo appear on the stump this month in Colorado. “If the proposed legislation rested on some basic principle, one might fight for every inch of it, and refuse to surrender at any point, but it does not. It is free trade in spots and it is protection in acres; it strips Colo rado naked and allows New Jersey to stand up to its neck in protection. It puts some of the necessities on the free list, but protects other necessi ties with high duties. When it comes, under such conditions, to selecting which industries shall be turned loose to live or die, without the help even that a revenue customs duty affords, or to the government coddling with heavy duties other industries, wheth er in the name of protection or for NUMBER 19. obtaining revenue, I think any demo crat may assert the right of Choice. To be sure, in the end there must ( be a concurrence, and to reach it there must be give and take, j “That is the reason I cannot agree j with the absolute abandonment of the great sugar industry of Colorado and I the rest of the country, by our tw'o 1 senators. With them it seems to be all give and not take, and knowing what I do of their views upon sugar during the last campaign and up to Ihe time they left for Washington, until they can give me a better rea son for the change of heart, I am justified in believing with moderate j certainty that White House influences are largely responsible for it. “I am quite prepared to believe that, from feelings of sympathy by Colo rado democrats for the administra tion, a majority of the democrats of Colorado would, without any consider able reflection, sustain the free sugar program; but that yet remains to be tested. The fact that Mr. Keating pulled through in the year of a pres idential election with the republican party split in twain, is not, 1 assure you, a safe index to what is likely to occure at the next election.” Why the New Tax? Since the United States is not en gaged in war the American people will scrutinize closely the war taxes which are about to be imposed by congress. There is no chance that the taxes will be approved by the people in a cloud of patriotism. Marching troops will not distract the attention of the voters. Bands will not be present to drown the protests of those who are pinched by the taxes. The people will want to know why they are being taxed. They will want to know whether such taxes are neces sary, and whether they might not have been avoided by the practice of a little economy since the democratic party came into power. If there were any real issues which influenced the election of the demo crats, aside from the split in the re publican party, they were the high cost of living and the pledge of econ omy. The tariff for revenue only has proved a failure from a revenue pro ducing standpoint. Before the war began, imports had increased amaz ingly, but the revenue had fallen off. If the new tariff cannot be defend ed as a revenue producer, its accept ance by any portion of the public is doubtful. Certainly it cannot be shown to have reduced the cost of liv ing. Its effect on business and em ployment is already an issue in the congressional campaign. By bringing forward a plan for war taxes, at a time when the United States is at peace, the democratic party deliberately focuses attention upon extravagance and the failure of the tariff for revenue only. It sug gests an inquiry as to the reason why economies have not been practiced, and why the tariff for revenue only has not produced the revenue. Many of these issues might have been overlooked by the public if they had been left as abstract problems, but with a large proportion of the public feeling the pinch in the pocket book some original thinking will be done at the polls.—Washington Post. Democrats Afraid to Publish Tariff Law Comparison The democratic tariff law has been in operation eleven months, yet the comparison between the old and new tariff schedules has not yet been printed. The custom of the Ways and Means committee of the house of representatives has heretofore been to have these comparisons printed al most immediately after the passage of a new tariff law. The disastrous results of the Underwood law have been so apparent, however, that the democratic majority is evidently afraid to put out a printed comparison before the fall election for fear it will be used against them.