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SOLONS AND THEIR WORK
(By THE SENATOR FROM ALASKA) Thom oa can’t play the game can cash in their chips and hit back to the mines is the decision of the senate in the matter of allowing them Nonpart isan Leaguers either to have all the candy or grouch behind the kitchen stove. Them two fellers ought to be handed their passports and escorted back to their counties by unrestrain able members of the constabulary. Now and then 1 have to take off my hat to a democrat and always do when 1 can find one of the good old simon pure kind which ain’t no job for an amateur any more. Right here and now my top-piece is off to Senator Fincher who told them too kittinish lads, Burke and Scott, where to head in, and they can take it from me if they failed to interpret his hunch right they will head in or biff, something will happen. “What's all this row about,’’ says I to Burke whom 1 met in .the lobby of the Senate. “Hist,” says he in a low tone and looking around like he was skeered the gobble one was gonta get him. “Hist,” says he and he led me around the corner out of sight of every one. “Hist,” says he again until I was dam near histed out of my boots: “I don’t want none of them fellers to get on to what all the trouble ia,” says he, “ ’cause they are so dam particu lar,” says he, “they might want to innoculate me with party loyalty,” says he. “Ixiy the cards on the table,” says I. “It's this way,” says he, “me and Scott slipped it over on the democrats, und got the non-partisan league en dorsement,” says he, “and the repub licans get in ami elect us,” says he, “and here we be,” says he. “If it ain’t you what is here,” says I, “then establish an alibi,” says I, "and listen like a live one,” says I. “Them democrats want to run the senate,” says he, “just ’cause they are in the majority” says he, “and where do Scott and I come in,” says he. “You don’t come in,” says I, “but if you get too gay you probably will go out,” says I. “Them non-partisan leaguers tell us,” says he, “if we serve on any com mittee,” says he, “where we can’t run the whole show,” says he, “they will disown us,” says he. “The punishment fits the crime,” says I. “And the senate says if we don’t serve we will he hruled up and fined,” says he. “Tough lu*k,” says I, “well what are you going to do about it,” says I. “Have you any advice,” says he. "Sure I got advice," says I, “but people don’t usually take it,” says I. “Take a club” says I, “and swat all them non-partisan leaguers on the bean,” says I, “then swat Scott on the bean,” says I, “then hire some good husky to swat you on the bean,” says I, "and it might help some.” “But is it constitutional,” saye he. “It may not be constitutional ac cording to Hoyle,” says I, “nor Black stone,” says I, “nor Ed Keating nor John Shafroth nor .Leslie Hubbard,” says I, “but if you swat hard enough all around,” says I, “there ain’t going to be no one to question the constitu tionality,” says I. Just then Deßusk of Trinidad what left the democratic party, and Stark weather of Denver what left the repub lican party to hobnob with them non partisan league fellers, which action caused no violent shedding of tears, just then came around the comer and seeing me talking with Burke called him away for fear I would corrupt his morals. Well, I went over to the house of representatives to have a look around and size up the stock. It was sure refreshing, pal, after seeing some of them wild-eyes in the senate. It was just like coming in from working all day in a wet mine and hitting a couple of them good old time but now forgot- ten toddies. That bunch of fellers in the house is all right from mucker to skipper. There ure some wild-eyes there but they ain’t got no more chance to start nothing and get away with than an A. P. A. at an Irish picnic. As I was talking to Kelly of Chaffee county, and he has class too, a little feller came through the door and trail ing him was a couple of the biggest guys I ever saw. “What’s the idea of tliat poor little tug docking them two ocean liners.” says I. “The little feller is Moffat of Ala mosa,” says he, “and the two big guys is Girard of Boulder and Jones of Pueblo,” says he. “Be they members,” says I. “They be,” says he, “they are both mining men.” “Then,” says I, “they better take a chance on going through the concen- Senator from Alaska Two trator and working down to shipping stuff,” says I. “But they are shipping stuff now,” says he, “they don’t make 'em any better,” says he. This feller Jones was horn in Wales and lives in Pueblo and I don’t see how he can do it either. “What's the idea of them ostrich t'ggf.” says I to Bashoar a member from Crowley county, for there was the nicest nest of them big shiny eggs right in the middle of the room I ever saw. “Them ain’t ostrich eggs,” says he. “them is members,” says he. “Hard or soft boiled,” says I. He inarched on over to where the nest was and it wasn’t no nest at all just the beanß of A1 Andrews of Pueb lo and Hugh Steele and Halsey Rhodes of Denver. Bashoar he introduced me and in a minute we was all good friends and I took to the bunch like a cold Sweede to a bottle of bootleg. I talked about what the legislature would do and <lamed if nil or ’em ain’t soured on so much fake reform and want to get down to real business, repeal a bunch of bum laws we have and enact only laws which will help the state grow. Take it from me, pal, you just come over and see the election present the people gave you when they elected this house and you’ll agree with me that it’s occasion for shouting and rejoic ing. I’m going up again and meet some more of ’em 'cause they are my kind, and your kind and the kind of all of us, who ain’t stuck on this Bol sheviki business. McADOO’S BLUFF Washing ion, Jua. 21.—The Republi can Publicity Association, through its President, Hon. Jonathan Bourne, Jr., today gave out the lotiowing state from its Washington headquarter*: “Unless Congress immediately en acts legislation continuing Govern ment control oi the railroads lor u period of five years Mr. McAdoo hus threatened to send advice by wireless to Mr. Wilson to turn them back to their private owners at once. It is part ol the Democratic plan that the public, particularly the stockholders and employees ol the roads, should throw up their hands m horror ut Mr. McAdoo’s suggestion and feverishly w'ritc their Senator* and Representa tives in Congress to get busy on the five-year legislation. Ihe chaotic con dition in which the roads now are, with their immense burdens of increas ed wages and tremendous equipment bills to meet, is enough to strike terror to their owners when they are suddenly threatened with the withdrawal of the financial support of the United States Treasury. “But let us study the situation, ami ) sec if the McAdoo threat is not a case ' of pure bluff. The first and immediate < result of throwing back the roods to < their owners would be to send them - into the hands of receivers. The prime * duty of at receiver is to reduce expense, J and inasmuch as there is hardly a road ■ in the country that would find it pos- \ sible to meet the enormous drains up- j -it it with its present operating in- : come, drastic curtailments would go ' into effect at once. The shipping and - ’ traveling public would be the suffer ers from reduction in the number of trains, the impossibility of collecting ! ’ judgments for damages, the prompt : ; cessation of all improvements that may ! be under way, and loss of other bene fits customarily extended to their pat rons by solvent roads. Dividends, of course, would cease at once, and the 1 hundreds of thousands of stockholders , i would seek a means to reek vengeance I on the individuals and politicial party I that had been the cause of their loss. , One of the first acts of the receivers' would be to apply for a court order re ducing wages of employees to a point conforming with the ability of the ; roads to pay. Such an order would make enemies of the men it affected. They would promptly forget the raise j in pay granted them by the Adminis tration, and think only of the reduc tion forced upon them by the relin quishment of the roads by the gov ernment. The officials of the roads, upon whom would fall the tremendous task of bringing order out of chaos, would see to it that everything pos sible was done to bring discomfiture to the men responsible for the pre dicament of their properties. In short, to throw the roads overboard at such short notice would bring such a storm of condemnation about the heads of Wilson, McAdoo, and the Democratic party that they would not have a chance at the elections in 1920 or for the next fifty years. “And they know it. If there is one thing above others to which the Ad ministration ha 6 devoted itself it is the attempted cultivation of popular approval of Its official acts. To sud denly reverse their policy in that dirc tion, and bring down upon them a country-wide flood of indignation such as Mr. McAdoo’s rash act would en tail, is the very thing above all others of which the Democrats will never be guilty. The leaders of that party know that the best thing for them is to let Congress work out some sort of legislation providing a means for the return of the roads with the least loss and disorganization possible. It mat ters not if the next Congress is Re publican. If such legislation is of Re publican authorship it will divert at tention, equally as if it came from a Democratic hand, from the mistakes of the government in the operation of the roads, ami in just the proportion ; in which it is successful in avoiding financial disturbances. The Democrats in Congress are wise enough to real ize all that, and the McAdoo threat is but an attempt to bulldoze Congress into hasty enactment of legislation ex tending Federal control for five years longer. “But it will fail of iU purpose. Re publicans who will control the next Senate and House have the courage of their convictions. They know that a continuation of government control will but add to the difficulty of ul- ' timately returning the roads to their owners. They also realize that the most carefully planned legislation is necessary to avoid disaster when the mads are relinquished. The enact ment of such a law will take Jime, but it will be one of the first efforts of the new Congress, and the country can . expect a logical working out of the i problem within s few months after the Republicans return to power.” COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS Ltmir, Colorado. January 6th. 1912. The Hoard of County Commissioners met pursuant to adjournment. Present: A. I*. Knuckey. Chairman; Fred Wil liam* and S. J. Higher. Commissioners; Alfred Todd. County Attorney; and I* M. Markham. County Clerk. Upon motion the follow Ins claim* were allowed In full and warrant* ord ered drawn in payment therefor; (toad. It. C. Jenkins. r«*ad work ~ | 78 60 M. G. Wyatt, d.. }* «• r.d Barton, do v }** »# S Irwin, do - J; *• Clarence Jenkln*. do H J® C. it. Korsunaa, 4© • ®|f .org* Nelson, do * • *■ M. C. Francis. do 33 *' Sherman Kush. do • -■- 33 •»? Crunk Daniel*, do 'j* j? Itay Amen, do * i C. c. Kouth. do -- K. K. Klnlaton. do J; •**} .!. O. Surhrugg. do <• 0® .1 11. Hummers. do *• J. c. Copeland, do - • • *"' a A Dlemart, do >- • Ed Bat Inn. OP * . ■ u u. ilwatn, do • 20 11. L. Jenkln*. do ** 00 .1 K. Householder, do »*“' «* L. A. Cook, do I** £ Ira McVey. do • ®® Toly Smith, do *;• A. W. Lynch, do r* Clarence Miun-r. do ...- 3 * »® P. M. Matt*, do J •*; Oocar Vincent, do J; U ■ Bi raa. do 1 j !• Charles Harmon, do J® George Moser, do J® I William Austin, do -•? *•’ j C. H. Lewi*, do \i h Durham, do \' . 1 A. B. Houston, do 30 George Allen, do ... Dan MoGlashcn. do *-•• Lowell Power*, do ®® AI Hoyt, do 'J; »» Itoscoe Dugger, do Harry Justice, do J® A. V. H B. St I. L. Co J* D. W. Justice, do J* ” N D Hill, do l | JJ Kuril Schwlsow. do - J® John Starbuck, do 33 ®® A. C. Clark, do ®» Frank Hears, do Ira Fasnacht. do -J .1. C. Fasnacht. do - Sherman Hush, do ® ®® Walter Wright, do ..... l-cm Hubhard. do . Frank Daniels, do • ** L. C. Williams, do Henry Tedder, do •» J* Frank Conner, do J J; Ernest Burke, do « JJ* D. W. Shaffer, do * - J O. Yoos. do - ® ' Ed Russell, repairs ----1 • Cowan Livery and Transfer _ I Oil, etc * ; Holly Auto Co., repairs 3 ®" W. F. McCue Mercantile Co.. merchandise *5 » iClyde Miller, repair* - 3 5,' i Western Lumber ft Coal Co., md* 11 Holly Hdw. Co.. mdse 2 6-> L. M. Markham, enrtago on equipment - -• * ®‘ W. F. McCue Merc. Co., mdse. •JJ ®- Clty Garage, oil Sunday's Garage, repairs s W F. McCue Merc. Co., pulse. I* j- Irwin C. Mcßride, surveying 12 •“ B. K. flterrott. lost warrant No. 288 1 1* 25 Support of Poor Lamar Seed Co., coal -- Byers A Coffin, mdsa 3 A. P. Knucli.y. ry r« to poor * n ' l PROWERS COUNTY ABSTRACT OF ASSESSMENT, Number Valuation 88.461 Acres of irrigated land ..... $ 6.409.040 4.128 Acres of natural bay land 1.907 Acres or dry farming land ... Improvements on above lands 6-J.Jlj» 484.990 Acres of grazing land . ,7:! s!,n Improvements on grazing lands L*-.9-'» Improvements on public land* Uo'r-® Equities in State and School lands 22,5.0 Tow n and City lots ; - , Improvements on town and city lots 1..C..650 11.24 V Horses JWiS I. HBlfl . 31.372 Range Cattle '•414.335 3,532 Cattle fed In transit -2 2.985 Vlllcli Cow* fil’II! 12.698 Sheep 17.625 Sheep fed In transit 7.738 swine - lz’..rr J. Dozen Poultry 2.121 Stands of Bee* 'JJ’SiV i. 37 Other animals 3 H BteyolM II Motor, y lc* u . !!! 1,117 Automobiles 2.132 Carriages and Vehicles 0J.b1., 458 Musical Instruments 65.76* 395 Clocks and Watches - Bank deposits, moneys, notes and credits 99.71.. Agricultural Implements, machinery and harness - Farm products 1-.05U Average amount of money invested in __ merchandise Amount of capital employed In manufac tures 60i,960 Jewelry. Diamonds, etc . Household Properly - 1.8.•..1n Libraries Furniture and Fixtures 3-.... • All other property ' Bank Stock (less am-.unt Invested In re«l eatata) Total assessment by Assessor $17.062.n:,i> Less personal property exempt by law 4l<».2in Total net assessment by Assessor. 316.652.8 in 80.38 Miles of Ksllroad. ss returned by Colorado Tax Commission 3.127. Tin 511.43 Miles of telegraph lines, a* returned by Colorado Tax Commission 33.1 in 3193.21 Miles of telephone lines, as returned by- Colorado Tux Commission 146,840 All other property returned by Colorado Tax Commission 141.200 Grand total valuation - 920,102,000 St. Anthony's Hospital, care of sick 35 40 J Emergency Hospital, cure of sick i • I Marx & Wheeler, care of sick -'■ , W. J. Pratt A Co., mdse 00 Do , do - i 00 Menrionite Sanitarium, care of sick :*l on G. S. Bloaaer. rent In 001 L. M. Markham. r>. fare to poor 1 Oi 1 S. D. Church, burial of poor 100 mi : Lunmr General Hospital, care of sick - .. 3 4 >» | The Mayfield Merc Co., mdse. 21 *• Bristol Merc. Co., mdse L> •• 1 , F. If. Kelsey A Co., mdse. 40 35 I Ordlaary Cauaty lie venue. Albert Brookshire, Juror's fee* dist. court i o* l Cora It. Strain, do 2 6T> i A. C. Snover. do 2 *>o j G. W. Gentry, do 2 u.. 1 Clarence W. Tucker, do ._ », . u | Chas. 11. Higgins, do J ; Jacob Bolinger, do 4 no ; J. E. Montel. Juror's fees. dist. •i S ilwood. d cl leno ru ••••, Dick Creaghe, Inlerpretei nn j Mt. States Tel. .v TeL Co., phone service Lunar Sparks, printing !'>-'• cn Alfred Todd, salary, co. att». 1..1 ..el .VI. It. Sunday, repairs 14 . - i Mt. States T. A T. Co., phone ‘ «erv Ice ' »«i J. C. Horn. aal. co. Judge 1.'.0 an out West Prig. A Hta. Co., sup plies Do., do - —.— 12 62 Elliott-Fisher Co., repairs I t,4 W. W. Taylor, steno. dist. *lt> no L C. Smith * Bros., lypcv. rlter 82 50 Columbia Carbon Co., typewriter ribbons 9 on , Joseph W. Hawley, dl ally. •xp. .j 50 H. I*. Syp. water commr .. W. A. Zimmer Drug Co., mdse ' Columbia Carbon Co., curhon 2 u> W. O. Shelter, county phys. 22T- no tllatc Board of Land Commis sioners, certified lists I on Lamar Book A St*. Co., supplies 2 in L M. Markham, express, etc 4 OS J. K. Householder, toll calls 7 90 interim. Hy. L. ft P. Co., ligltt* i" nt City of 1-ainar. water 16 6o I. H Myers, rent. co. supt. of. In 50 Fred Williams, salary., co. com. 75 on F. M Harsin. water commr. 25 fctt State lnd. School for Girls, care of incorrigible* 17 00 A. J. Davy, salary co. assessor.. 450 uu L. M. Davy. dpty. co. assessor 100 00 Sparks, printing 10 50 A. I*. Knuckey. sal., co. cominr. 76 *5 Daisy M. Sheller. registrar vit al statistics 2l 75 i I. C. Downing, feeding prisoners 117 7 5 I. C. Downing, sheriff's fees 51!» 6<* Granby llillyer. dpty. dist. atty Iko on \. Deeter. J. of I*, fees 4 85 , Do., do 5 00 Do., do 2 So | Do., do - 2 20 1 Do., do .. —7 Hi l. T. Kirkpatrick, do mi Do., do 2 nn : Do., do .. I 55 S. J. Hlgbee. sal., co. commr 19 I# C. M. Dinius Hdw. Co.. md**e. for court house 4 15 ("•atlageaf Geo. A. Watson, auto llcenaes DO YOU NEED A NEW TIRE All Sixes For All Cart 6 - DIFFERENT BRANDS - 6 Every Tire Guaranteed Goodyear United States Blackatone Goodrich Michelin Republic LAMAR MOTOR SALES CO. RIGHT ON MAIN STREET I inspector —. 16 ».« ' P. A. Bauer, burial of horse .... 5 in Lamar. Colorado. January' 14. 1919. j The Board of County Commissioners 'met in regular session. Present: A. P. 'Knuckey, Chairman; Fred Williams und J. B. Rhodes, Commissioner*. W. E. I Fee, County Attorney, uitU L. M. Mark hum. County Clerk. 11 1 pun motion the following claims • 1 were allowed in lull and wariani.* i ;ordered drawn in payment therefor: Bunds Khodt - OU Co . oil T» 'Lamar Motor Sales Co., repairs 20 So i i G. 11. Drown -Vllg. Lbr. Co., • ! merchandise - 191 02 William Howland, road work. . 14 3a W. L. Fee*. , do SS t# 1 I toy Cooper, do 79 50 1 I*. A. Eberle. do 107 25 '!J. 11. Brown, do - 13 20 | James Hutchinson, do 825 w T Wins toad, <i>> ic. n ' I M. K. Davidson, do 60 So ’lll. A. McKlbbon. do 93 60 1 | J. A. Stickler, do 11 on Pli kroL do n 06 1 Fred Hoffman, do 21 6«i 9mppurt Mf I'uor. ' A. P. Knuckev. euali adv. to poor 10 OO I Emergency Hospital, care of ' 1 sick - 6 B 6B 7u '.lt. W. English Lbr. Co.. mUae 35 kl ' ! W. J. Pratt ft Co., groceries 15 ®o i Hartman Hdw. St Groc. Co., do 60 08 IGianada Elevator, coal 12 16 ’ I North Side Grocery, mdse 6 oo Ordtnar> !'•«■•) Hrirnsr M. S Atwood, steno. dist. Ct.. to i«> I C. 8. Curran, glass for Jail szo ■ Perry McMHien. sal.. Janitor 65 ihi • Strain Bros., coal 33 76 J Kathleen L. Plxley. abstract II work 5 7« «*. A. Coker, premium on Bond 5 imi 1 i W. G. Hull. Janitor work 1 5o Myer Lbr. Co., indse ...._ 5o ’ G. H Brown Mig. ft Lbr. (*o., •'lection exp. 7 20 " Bristol Hdw. Co., election exp. 2 10 Mrs. Daisy Sheller. registrar of " vital statistics 32 on L. M. Maikhani. Clerk, bd. co. J commissioners ... ... ... 85 on " .Mary Z. Isk<*. ssl. and mileage 176 nn ' i Do., office expense 23 50 1 AI Hoyt, phone exp 2 on I Fred William*, phone exp 1 25 £I 1. C. Downing, sal., co. sheriff 601 59 9 State or Colorado. 9 i County of Prower*. as. " I. L M. Markham. County Clerk and I Recorder in and for said County in II j the State aforesaid, do hereby certify JI that the foregoing is a full, true ami • I correct abstract ol the proceeding* or If the Board of County Commissioner* in J . said County as relate to the allowance . of bills, letting of contract* and the ‘ granting of rebate of taxes or assess ‘ | inents as the same appear upon the ’ records In my office. if j Given under my hand. nnd official i | seal this 17th day of January, Al» 9 1919 f L. M MARKHAM. !f! *BKaI.) County flerk FOR SALE 40 acre tractu; Five 80 acre tracts; Ten 160 acre tracts. Small cash pay ment. balance in eight years. Write George R. Hankins, Pueblo, Colo.