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If Governor Ammons carries
out his plan of cutting down the
expense of state government by
lopping off useless employes, the
contract between his administra
tion and preceding ones is going
to be embafrassing to some very
distinguished people.—Sterling
Governor Ammons promised
before he was elected that he
would run things as economically
as was consistent with his office,
and according to the above ar
ticle he certainly is making his
word good.
At a parental gathering recent
ly a lady toasted, Thp Gentle
men” as follows; Bless’m.-
They share our j<sys, they double
our sorrows, they quadruple our
cares, they increase our self re
spect, control our property, and
cut maneuver us in everything.
This would be a dreary world
without them, In fact, I may
say without fear of successful
contradiction, that without them
this wouldn’t be much of a world
anyhow. We love them and the
dear things cannot help it We
control them and the precious
fellows don,t know it.—Ex.
Officials of all the railroads in
Colorado are deeply interested in
the passage of a bill introduced
by Senator Van Tilbor'g, which
makes trespassing upon rairoad
rights of way, tracks and station
grounds a misdemeanor punish
able by fine and imprisonment.
Bills similar in terms have been
introduced in the legislature of
nearly every state in the union.
a3 a part of “Safety First”
movement, in which all railroads
of the country is taking part.
During the fiscal year of 1912,
according to the interstate com
merce commission, the mortality
due to trespassing upon railroad
terminals and rights of way ex
ceed 5,400, or about fourteen lives
a day. This was in spite of the
policing by the railroads of their
grounds and was due largely to
the fact, that the laws proved
inadequate to prevent trespass
ing. - Limon Express.
19.. Dr Milton Francis Clark of
this city, who recently provided
a dog with a practicable silver
leg joint, fitted a pet monkey
today with a ball and socket
shoulder joint of silver and
The dog,s joint also, had gem
bearings and a complication arose
when an attempt was made to
steal the animal immediately
after the operation. Dr Clark
pointed the advantages of the
monkey over the dog in that the
former lives in a cage.
The muscles and tendons were
secured in their usual places in
the monkey’s joint and it moved
it3arm with considerable free
dom. The operation was pfelim
inary to one which will be per
formed on a man afflicted with
ankylosis of the arms.
Vail LaSalle, of Kit Carson, is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. LaSalle
this week.
Donald DeMunbrun. has been
on the sick list the past week
but isimproving.
Mrs. Thomas, who has been
sick list the part. few days, is
improving nicely under the care
of Dr. Booth.
Grandma Knight has been
very sick during the past week,
but we are pleased to state at
present writing is better.
Dr. Carl 0. Booth was called
to the home of Mrs. Poor, near
Kit Crrson Wednesday evening
to attend Mrs. Poor, who was
very sick.
Democratic Simplicity
However the fashionables at
Washington may feel over the
announced intention of Governor
Wilson to dispense, if he can,
with the inaugural ball, the rest
of the couutry generally applaud
the decision.
It is meet that a democratic
administration begin its activities
without that display and osten
tation that had characterized
most of the inaugurals of a re
publican president. A republic
has no call to ape the ways of the
ancient aristocracies, and Gov
ernor Wilson is demonstrating
his closeness to and sympathy
with the common people when
he attempts to do away with one
of the outward manifestations of
imperial pomp.
These inaugural balls have
been of great expense to the
government, they have arranged
the pension office where they
have been held, have impeded
the clerks in their work and they
are unnecessary. Their final
abandonment will meet with
general approval—Miami (Fla.)
This is Message of Farmers’
Union to Colorado’s Con
gressional Delegation.
An imperative protest straight
from the growers of sugar beets
in Colorado will go to the Color
ado delegation at Washington
against reduction of the tariff on
sugar. This protest will be in
the form of a resolution adopted
in session at the Albany hotel.
Albert Dakan of Longmont is
the chairman of a state commit
tee of the union which for two
and one-half years has been in
vestigating the sugar beet situa
tion with a view to improving the
condition generally. He said
this afternoon: ,
“We have gone Into th s su
ject of the tariff thoroughly.
We know that free trade would
destroy the sugar 'beet industry
in Colorado. The Philippines
and Java could put sugar in here
at a price that would cut out this
crop for the state.
"We have already been send
ing in telegrams and letters
against a low tariff on sugar from
smaller meetings in the’ state,
and shall make a protest' to our
congressional delegation now rep
resenting beet sugar growers of
the whole state.”
Representative Say* Re-appor
tionment is Needed in Jus
tice to People of Plains.
Louis Vogt, Representative
from Lincoln, Phillips, Yuma,
Kit Carson and Cheyenne coun
ties, made an eloquent plea for
the e.'istern section of Colorado
before the house last Friday
when it was moved to strike out
the enactment clause that would
kill his bill to re-apportion the
senatorial and representative
districts of the stat£~
Representative Biles made the
motion to kill the Vogt bill. “I
would never be able to go back
to mv people if I voted for it,”
he said.
Vogt almost ran to the front of
the house to answer.
Shaking his finger at Biles he.
cried; “I’ll tell the house why
you are against this bill. It is
because you represent 1.J885 peo
ple and I represent 10,000, that’s
Turning to the house Vogt
cried out for a “square deal.”
“Amend this bill’ fix it up as you
will, gentlemen, but don’t kill it.
Give the great desert we have
made bloom. representation.
Give it what it is entitled to.”
The house then agreed to give
Vogt all the time he desired to
tell of hi& measure.
The bill provides for one sena
tor for each L’,000 people. For
each 25,000 in a county the coun
ty shall be entitled to another.
We are pleased to see Mr.
Vogt take hold of things in this
manner, as it shows him to be a
gentleman, and that he is willing
to do what is right, and that he
will look after the interests of
his constituents rights to the
best of his ability. Give the
democrats a chance and they will
all show you that they will try
and make their pledges good.
Thomas Delivers West’s
Declares Policy of Conservation
Retards West and Robs Public
of Lands.
By Arthur C. Johdson.
Staff Correspondent
(The Neva Special Wiro Service.)
• WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 In a
masterful argument against the Con
necticut dam bill, Senator Charles S.
Thomas today conveyed to the senate
the message of tho West as to the
threatened policy of government con
trol of water powers and other natural
resources in which the states are ad
mitted to hold property.
The speech occupied two hours of
the latter portion of the afternoou.
The Colorado senator held the atten
tion of a number of his lawyer col
leagues, who are plainly concerned
with the serious constitutional ques
tion involved in the proposal to take
federal toll from a project on a navi- I
gable river. He served notice that he j
would complete his address at tomor
row's session.
Senator Thomas marshalled proof
that the government, in assuming con- j
trol of the power project was not only
taking property in which it had no
right under the constitution, but was, I
in effect, creating and fostering a
monopoly. !
“The interest ol those from the
W T est on this matter,” said the senator
‘Is due to the Inroads which conserva
tion has made on our prosperity.
These acts affecting navigable streams
are merely pieces of legislation in
tended to dovetail into a scheme of
universal government supervision
1 which is eventually to apply to our
resources which our Western states
control. Therefore, you can grasp
the importance of this measure to us.
“All the evils of which conservation
was born have been the outgrowth of
the national legislation There is no
monopoly in natural resources which
has not had its source at Washing
ton. The forest reserve, Tor instance,
have been the prolific cause of monop
oly in public land states. It has been
necessary for the government in in
closing tne forest reserves to include
much worthless privately owned lqjid
which parties have been allowed to
exchange for so called ‘lien lands’
without forest reserves.
“To my personal knowledge, hun
dreds of acres of the finest forest land
in the West have been turned over to
individuals who suddenly found them
selves in line of profit by reason of
their holding unfruitful lands which
the boundaries of these reserves have
Senator Thomas mentioned the
wholesale filing on coal lands several
years ago by the prominent railroad
systems, through the use of dummies.
“Could the state of Colorado pre
vent the monopolistic acquisition of
these .lands?” h(5 asked, “it could
not, because they were bolstered un
der the action of national laws.”
The senator then compared the ben
eficial administration of lands under
the control of states to the record
made by the federal government, re
ferring especially to the school lands,
which have been handled economically
by the state land board of Colorado.
. “He who commits a crime must suf
fer for it at some time or other,” con
tinued the senator. "Hut it is unfair
that '.ve of the West; must have these
offenses visited upon us and our chil
dren, even to the third and fourtii
generation. I deny that conditions
justify it.” —IRocky Mountain News.
Report of the Experiment
Station at Cheyenne Wells
During the summer of 1912 two pit
silos were made at the Plains Sub
station located at Cheyenne Wells.
One is twentythree feet deep and ten
featjn diameter; the other is twenty
eight!8bt«4eep and ten feet in diameter.
After locatingVie centers of the silos
wo bored a hole center of each,
with a post augfcr. oMecp as the silo3
were to be dug; takings, care to make
the hole perpendiculars- A pipe was
then put into this hole and used as
the eenter of two circles, the inner be
ing ten feet one inch’ the outer eleven
feet nine inches in diameter. The
earth was then carefully dug out be
tween these circles to a depth of one
foot- This made n trench around the
top of euclj silo ten inches wide and
one foot deep, This trench was filled
with concrete, one part concrete to
four parts sand and gravel. When
the concrete was sufficiently hard the
digging was commenced.
As it was very important that the
sides of the silos be smooth end per
pendicular, X devised a tool for trim
ing the walls as follows:— I bored a
hole in a 2x1 the size of the pipe in
the center of the silo. The 2x1 was
then cut just long enough so that
when an L shaped knife was bolted on
to the outer end it would be five fei 1 1
one half inch from the center of the |
hole to the cutting edge of the knife.
This forms a' radius for tho silos. !
To prevent the knife from sagging- 1 j
extended a brace from the center of '
the 2x1 to the pipe above, at an anglu '
of about fortyfive degrees, andcleated
these together. The sides of the silos
were trimmed with tills tool by revol- ]
ving it around the pipe in the center. ,
This should lie two inch pipe. 1 1
The dirt was thrown out by shovels ,
to a depth of nine feet, when we made .
a crane and hoisted the dirt with a ]
team. The crane was so placed that ]
it could bo used for both silos without ,
moving. By adding a windless I use
the same crane for hoisting ensilage, '
i The dirt was hauled away with a
■ team and scraper. When the exca
t vating was finished I put an adobe
i wall three feet high and ten inches
■ thick around each silo. This serves
the twofold purpose of increasing the
i capacity of the silos and a railing to
prevent stock and people from falling
; in. The silos were then plastered
' with cement in the proportion of one
part cement to three parts sand, and
then given a brush coat of pure ce
ment, as soon as the plaster was -set
sufficiently to stand brushing.
The silos were made at the end of
the adobe cow barn. After the silos
were completed tk3 cow barn was ex
tended over them, thus putting them
under the same root with the cow barn.
The cost of the silo is as follows!
17 sacks cement for concrete
rings . • 88.50
21 saclis cement for plasteringßlo 50
Crane and bucket for hoisting
dirt 810 00.
Sheet iron bdx for hoisting
ensilage 88 00.
Total cost material 37 00.
Labor at 82 25 per man and 83 00
for man and team 8137 20.
Total cost $174 20
The cost of extending the cow barn
including labor, was $53 50. The com
bined capacity of the two silos is es
timated at eighty tons.
The silos were filled the first week in
Sept The price of the cutter used is
880 00. I hired a six horse gas engine
toTurnish the power.
Fifteen acres of corn and about three
acres each of kafir and milo were
used. The cost of filling was as fol
Labor 848 00
Rent on engine and man to
run it 821 00
Gasoline " 85 00
Oil and incidentals $2 00
Total 87 B 00
I began feeding thirteen head of
cows from the smaller silo on Oct. 2nd.
I fed about forty pounds per cow per
day. The smaller silo wasemptied Feb.
4 th. The ensilage kept perfectly. The
cows eat it with u relish.
There is no waste whatever, except
a few inches on top, which of course
My cows were practically dry in the
fall so I had little chance to see the
value of the feed as a milk producer
until the first of the year, when I had
several fresh cows.
By comparing the records of six
that were in about the same stage of
lactation in Jam. 1912 as in Jan. 1913,
and with practically the same case,
except that this year I substituted en
silage for part of the fodder. I find
that I got a littlo more than one third
more milk when the onsilagewas used.
I am convinced beyond the possi
bility of a doubt that the underground
silo is practical for Eastern Colo. It
saves feed in the best possible way, it
avoids the waste by blowing away and
weathering. The stock consume the
entire crop, whereas in the old way,
all of the coarse stocks are uneaten:
and better results aro obtained than
by feeding dry feed alone. — l >
Another advantage, is, that you can
clean your fields at once so thut you
may work your ground in the fall if
you wish to do so.
It should be remembered that in fig
uring on a silo, the diameter should
be sue! i that at least two inches of en
silage may be fed off each day. If
less than this amount is fed, there is
' danger of tho ensilages spoiling. For
| a herd of twelve cows, a silo ton feet
I in diameter is as large as should be
| used. Tiie depth of tho silo should be
1 ganged in proportion to the number of
days you wish to feed,
| Cases have been known where gas
lias accumulated in tho bottom of pit
silos, making it dangerous to enter
I them. This can be prevented by .use
of a ventilator, made of stove pipe or
well casing, hung from the roof and
lowered, as the ensilage is removed
by adding to the bottom, one joint at
a time.
| J. W. ADAMS.
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