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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
“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
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
“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.
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
“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
“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.”
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;
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
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 __
Amount of capital employed In manufac
tures 60i,960
Jewelry. Diamonds, etc .
Household Properly - 1.8.•..1n
Furniture and Fixtures 3-.... •
All other property '
Bank Stock (less am-.unt Invested In re«l
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
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
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
Geo. A. Watson, auto llcenaes
All Sixes For All Cart
Every Tire Guaranteed
Goodyear United States Blackatone
Goodrich Michelin Republic
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:
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! *BKaI.) County flerk
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.

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