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Cheyenne Record.
VOL, 2
Washington Letter,
By Edward Keating,
Con<fressman-at-Liai'ge
From Colorado.
“How long will the Wilson
" Bryan combination last?” That
is the question disturbing a great
many statesmen and near-states
men in Washington these days.
When the Nebraskan accepted
the portfolio of Secretary of state
the political wise men shook their
heads. “ A mistake,” was their
verdict. “Bryan will never con
sent to p'.ay second fiddle and
Wilson is too stiff-necked to be a
make-believe President. Look
out for fireworks within six
months!”
The six months have come and
gone and the political wisemen
continue to croak and the Presi
dent and his mighty premier con
tinue to labor in harmony. •
How long v’ill it last?
In my judgment there is no oc
casion for apprehension. Wilson
and Bryan know that every reac
tionary in America is praying
that they quarrel. They know
that that hope is back of all the
rumors of disturbed relations
which find their way into the
newspapers from time to time.
They know that a break between
them 'would block the progress
ive program in Congress, disrupt
the Democratic party and pave
the way for the return to power
of the discredited “Standpat”
element.
Knowing this they are on then
guard. Their ears are closed to
the tales of foolish and
cunning enemies: Through pi u
dent compromise they adjust
such differences as arise between
strong men, and each day
strengthens the bonds of esteem
and confidence which hold them
together.
Bryan has done many fine
things—many big things— dur
ing his remarkable career, but
he has done nothin -; finer or big
ger than his work in Wilson’s
cabinet. He has been more than
a Secretary of State—he has been
alert and able aid and adviser of
his chief in everything. His
hand is seen in the tariff bill, the
c irrency bill, the Mexican situa
tion, the Japanese imbroglis, in
fact everywhere affecting the
big problems of government.
Through it all he has refused to
monopolize the limelight as a
less tactful and modest man
might have done, and has insis
ted that the President, as the
head of the administration, was
entitled to the lion’s share of the
glory.
Wilson on the other hand, has
proven himself a master of men.
He is President—no one questions
that any more—and as President
he insists upon being recognized
as the responsible leader of his
party. J3ut he has no need of a
big stick and no reason to be
jealous of his associates. Roose
velt beat down his opponents;
Wilson appeals to their intellects.
Roosevelt was intolerant of op
position; Wilson labors patiently
to convert it. Roosevelt did not
like to work with strong men;
Wilson gladly shares his burdens
.with them. Bryan could not
have remained in Roosevelt’s
cabinet six weeks; he will remain
jy Wilson’s cabinet until the
CHEYENNE WELLS, CHEYENNE COUNTY, COLORADO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1913.
President quits the White House.
UNDERWOOD AND THE
SENATE.
Congressman “Tom” Heflin or
some other well meaning but
misguided friend has started a
boom down in Alabama for Oscar
Underwood for United States
Senator. Underwcod is the big
gest man in the House of Repre
sentatives and, aside from Wil
son and Bryan, is without a peer
in the Democratic parly. When
the people become better ac
quainted with him, he will be
recognized as Presidential timber
and the fact that he was born on
the other side of the Mason and
Dixon line and still lives there
will not count against him. He
deserves a better fate than to be
interred in the Senate.
As leader of the Democratic
majority in the sixty-second and
sixty-third Congresses he has
rendered his party and country
signal service. Bryan criticised
him a few years ago, but I am
confident he would gladly ac
knowledge his error now. The
Nebraskan honestly believed that
Underwood was endeavoring to
protect the steel interests be
cause of the South, and It was
reported that his wife’s fortune
was invested in steel securities.
I do not know how this story was
carried to Bryan fcuthe accepted
it and printed an editorial in the
Commoner calling on the Demo
crats to beware of Underwood.
The latter replied in a scathing
speech and for a long time it was
not safe to mention Bryan’s
name in his presence.
Time has demonstrated that
Bryan did Underwood an unin
tentional injustice. Even the
Republicans now acknowledge
that no special interest has re
ceived protection in his hands,
and his Democratic colleagues
hail him as the foremost cham
pion of tariff reform.
I would regret to see him quit
the House While there are
many brilliant and experienced
men on the Democratic side none
measure up to the Underwood
standard, and the task of select
ing-a new leader would be a most
difficult one. The party and the
country need him where he is
and like a good soldier he should
stick to his post.
SUGAR TRUST’S CHALLENGE
Xhe chi f lobbyist of the Sugar
Trust has returned to Colorado
from Washingtou and, accordii g
to the Denver papers, has an
nounced that the trust has not
abandoned its fight for a tariff
on sugar.
“The issue will be submitted
to the people in 1914 and 1916,”
he is reported as saying.
The lobbyist’s statement may
be regarded as the opening gun
in the campaign which has been
planned by the sugar interests
in Colorado. Those of us who
advocated free sugar did not im
agine that the issue would be de
cided by the result of one battle.
We knew that the representa
tives of the trust would endeavor
to drive us from public life and
if possible replace us with Sen 2-.
tors and Con of their
own choosing. Therefore, the
lobbyist’s challenge did not come
as a surprise to us. We were
prepared for it and will accept it
with right good will.
SUCCESSOR TO EASTERN COLORADO TIRES
The issue for next year’s cam
paign has already been fixed, the
platform has been written; the
party shibboleth is on every lip.
In 1914 and 1916, the Democracy
of the State and Nation will stand
for “Woodrow Wilson and his
policies.”
On the platform all right-think
ing American can and will unite.
I understand that the sugar in
terests in Colorado are endeavor
ing to bring about a fusion be
tween the Standpat Republicans
and the Progressives. They are
willing to give the Progressives
eveything on the State ticket if
they are permitted to select a
\Sugar Senator” and four “Su
gar Congressmen. ” Rumor has
it that they have already selected
their candidate for Senator. He
is a near Progressive whose rec
ord proves he may always be de
pended on to serve “the inter
ests” where “the interests”
stand in urgent need of his ser
vices.
This gentleman will be put for
ward in the Progressive primary
and if he is successful a place
will be made for him on the Re
publican ticket. Then the sugar
barrel will be opened and an un
limited sum will be expended in
an endeavor to "put him across.”
The trust is determined to
“get” Senator Thomas. His
courage and talents have won
him a high place in the Senate.
Wnen the trust cracked its whip
over the Senators from the Sugar
States he refused to respond
He valued the love of confidence
of his constituents above the
proffered favors of Special Priv
ilege. He remained true to his
platform pledges. So Special
Privilege has decreed his politi
cal death.
Of course, the people of Color
ado will have something to say
about the matter and for one I
have 10 doubt concerning ti e
character of their verdict.
1 have a very high respect for
the intelligence of the voters of
the Slate. They cannot be pur
chased with Sugav Trust money
and they cannot be bamboczled
by Sugar Trust sophisties. I be
lieve they want men in Washing
ton who represent them honestly
and fearlessly and I believe they
will reject any- candidate who
bears the hallmark cf the Sugar
Trust or any ether special inter
est
Look to the Cow and Hen.
began to have family conferences, and
he head of the family usually decided
that it would be no disgrace for him to
milk a few cows and haul the milk to
town.
Business began to pick up at skim
ming stations and egg sales were a :it
lie more carefully looked after. But
the new settler did not have the cows
or the money to buy them. He had
played, except in the wheat planting
and wheat harvesting season, and neg
lected to set the bens and take care of
their broods.
But with the courage that is charac
teristic of Western Kansas every man
who could buy seed sowed another
crop of wheat. Some cut good crops
and some did not cut any this summer
sometimes adjoining farms brought
opposite results.
Within a mile a reporter saw wheat
fields that had not been touched by a
har'ester and wheatlields that ran ns
high as thirty lmsiiels t<\ the acre this
year. Thousands of acres of wheat
were pounded into the ground hyhail,
June 15. That took the early corn with
it and what was left of the early corn
the grasshoppers ate. Many fanners
planted late corn and some of it made
a surprising growth.
J. N. Fike, who is an optimist, has
made the claim that 100,000 bushels of
corn will be harvested in this county
this year. He said he had .'I,OOO bush
els on his own place. Evidentely he
feared his word was doubted, for he
remarked that his visitor was from
Missouri he would show him, and he
did.
Fike had 500 acres in corn, most of
it late. The grasshoppers cleaned up
what the hail left of 100 acres, but the
balance is green from the ground up,
as green and freSh as though it had
rained yesterday. Eight out of every
ten stalks have ears all the way from
six inches to two feet from the ground.
Some of ears would be good
ears in a year of good Crops in Mis
souri or eastern Kansas. Most of
them would he too short, but they are
filled better than the corn in the Kaw
Valley, and are maturing solid. Tin
stand is not good or would not be in
a corn country, but there are thous
ands of ears on it eight to ten inches
long with fourteen rows of well filled
kernels.
An estimate that some acres will
yield twenty bushels to the acre and
one field of 2UO ucresAvlll average (if
teen bushels to the acre seemed rea
sonable. There are a few thousand
acres of this kind of corn within thir
ty miles of Colby and twice ns many
thousand of acres with scarcely aneai
iyt the whole field.
Those farmeis who haveplantcd and
cared for alfalfa have good feid. but
there is no very great amount of it it.
the country. There is rough feed foi
cattle, but the trouble U there are not
a great many cattle, The shipments
to the Kansas City market came large
ly from points fat tlier east.
What are the people doing about i:
every merchant and hanker to whom
that question was put gave the sum
answer: They are going back to th
cow and the hen. To feed the cow
they are building silos.
On the farm of W. IS. Ferguson, neai
town, is a silo, a sample of a do/.ei
built in the county.
After what has been told of the mis
fortunes of the people of Thomuscoun
ty it seems superfluous to say that they
have no surplus money to spend, si
they are building underground silos
because they are cheaper.
The Ferguson silo cost s7> hut that
is because Ferguson is a banker and
had to pay for all tlie labor. Some
farmers who do the work themselves
only spend $lO in money—to buy the
cement.
The corn is ihoped up and poured
in the top. Aboard cover will pio
tect it from the weather and a small
crane and pulley will furnish tl.fc.
means of drawing the silage as nit did
Of course, that means tlie silage used
will come from the top, which has its
disadvantages, hut tlie difference is
not serious.
The silage w.ll lie fed, for tlie most
part to milk cows. The male slock
will rustic its own fted most of the
winter, as there is a pretty good sup
ply of buffalo grsss.
The value cf a cow was exprtssed
by a banker who remarked: “I know
several farmers who, witli fifteen cows,
keep their families and pay their :a -
es, and their balances in the hunk are
a little larger at the end of every
month.
There are doubtless lonesome places
in this county where the family looks
upon tlie upprojich of winter with
dread, but unless you bring up the
matter yourself you will never hear
of hard times mentioned on the street.
There was not as much volunteer in
formation on this subject in a day
spent in Colby as one may hear in
half a dozen trips up or down in one
of the elevato’-s of the Commerce
building of the New York Life build
ing.
Those who have capital will make
something this year if they follow the
course that experience and judgment
direct.
There will he work for some labor
i rs, about as many us are here, ui d
everybody will tackle the 11114 seus< n j
with high hopes that north-western!
Kansas will ‘‘come back.”
Found Deep Plowing Paid
Mr. T. J. Plckette, a farmer at Sef'
bert, Colo., plowed 25 acres la the fall
of 1911, 12 to 16 Inches deep, using
four good horses on a Spaulding deep-|
tillage plow. The land was very hard, I
the soil having previously only been
broken about three Inches deep, for
two years. Results of such deep plow-',
lng were very remarkable. Fifty j
bushels of corn per acre from the deep I
plowed land in 1912, while adjoining l
shallow-plowed land yielded only 25
to 30 bushels.
ALFALFA CAMPAIGNS.
How the Expenses Are Met—Part
Taken by the Local People—As
sistance,, Given by the Ex
tension Department.
Alfalfa campaigns are conducted on
a co-operative basis between the lo
cal people of any community or coun
ty, and Prof. P. G. Holden, director
of the Agricultural Extension Dept.,
International Harvester Co. of N. J.
Whet* campaigns are contemplated
it Is required, first, that a request be
made to the Agricultural Extension De
partment for issistance In carrying
on the campaign.
What the local people will provide:
(1) Expenses (meals and lodging)
for the alfalfa speakers and stafT upon
their arrival and during the cam
paign.
(2) From 10 to 20 automobiles for
each day of the campaign to carry th 9
alfalfa crew and Invited guests; one
auto truck to carry literature, bag
gage. charts, and other equipment.
(3) Arrange for meeting places and
publish schedule of same.
(4) Local advertising.
(5) Photographer, if possible.
The Agricultural Extension Depart
ment will provide:
(1) Advance men to assist in or
ganizatlon work.
(2) Lecturers.
(3) Literature.
(4) Special educational articles for
newspapers ard fann Journals perti
nent to alfalfa culture, object of cam
paign, etc.
(5) Field men to follow up the pre
liminary work and aid the people in
iny community where sufficient inter
est is shown to (Tarrant It.
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