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Cheyenne Record.
VOL. 2
Washington Letter,
By Edward Keating,
1 From Colorado.
The Wilson-Bryan currency
bill will become a law in practic
ally the form in which it passed
the House. I have made this
same prediction in these reports
heretofore and since returning to
Washington can see no reason
for changing my views.
This does not mean that the
Senate will not amend the House
bill. As a result of honest ex
amination and discussion, the
measure can and undoubtedly will
be strengthened. But the vital
features must be retained.
These vital features may be
briefly summarized as follows:
The national banks must be
subject to governmental control,
and that control must be absolute
The right to make money is a
soverign power and can never be
delegated to an. individual or
group of individuals.
The bank reserves should be
used to transact the business of
the country and not to finance
.stock-gambling compaigns' on
Wall Street.
The power to manufacture
jpanics, which is now possessed
by a few New York financiers,
must be destroyed.
When the farmers and other
business men of this country ape
unable to secure from the banks
t he money needed to finance the
legitimate operations of their
business, the government should
be in a position to step in and
relieve the stringency.
These are the vital features of
the Wilson-Bryan currency bill.
They would be the vital features
of any currency bill drafted in
the interest of all the people and
not of a privileged, few. With
out them a currency bill would
be toothless and therefore worse
than useless.
Why should any honest banker
wish to devitalize this bill? The
honest banker, if he is intelli
gent, knows he has nothing in
common with the financial buc
caneers of Wall Street. He re
presents the solid constructive
forces in the community; they
represent the unstable forces.
The two can no more mix than
can oil and water.
In the face of these facts we
*t'md many honest bankers ac
cepting the views of Wall street
as gospel truth and asserting
with much earnestness that the
♦Wilson-Bryan bill is socialistic,
populistic and many other things
too dreadful to mention.
In most cases when these hon
est bankers are pinned down it
is found that they have not stud
ied the bill and that they have
taken their views, predigested,
from the clever gentlemen who
are employed by the big Wall
street houses to mould public
It is most significant that dur
ing all this currency fight Wall
street has never dared to enter
the arena of debate in its own
proper person. Its favorite role
has been that of friend and
champion for the ‘.‘country bank
er,” and so earnestly has it en
f acted the part that at times there
seined to be danger that it would
deceive the audience. TJiis dan
ger—if it ever existed—has pass
ed and the people and the press
of the nation are rallying to the
support of the administration in
a most surprising and gratifying
In the end the Money trust
will discover what the Sugar
Trust and Woolen Trust found
out to their sorrow during the
tariff fight, —that the man at the
White House knows what he
wants—what is even more im
portant—knows how to get it.
I feel that it is my duty to do
what I can to assist in restoring
industrial peace in Colorado.
The State authorities having ap
parently exhausted their powers
in a vain endeavor to bring the
coal operators and striking coal
miners to a basis of settlement,
I am going to see what the Fed
eral authorities can do. I may
not be able to accomplish very
much, but it is at least worth a
Industrial wars of the kind
now being waged in Colorado
have become old-fashioned. In
dividuals, states and nations are
coming to recognize the fact that
strikes are economic blunders.
If these blunders only affected
those directly concern d, we
might keep hands off and permit
them to continue to pummel each
other to their hearts content, but
there is a third perty to all these
conflicts—the people of the com
munity—and that third party is
beginning to insist that its inter
ests must be considered.
Already, as a result of the
strike, the price of coal has been
advanged. That means that ev
ery pocketbook in Colorado will
be subjected to an extra strain
this winter. In addition hun
dreds of men who never saw a
coal mine are threatened with
idleness because the enterprises
which employ them may be un
able to secure the needed fuel.
Surely the people of the State
should have some voice in adjust
ing a dispute which so intimately
concerns their welfare!
The operators say they have
nothing to arbitrate, while- the
strikers insist they are willing to
submit their claims to an impar
tial tribunal. Without attempt
ing to pass on the merits or the
controversy at this time ,1 think
we can all agree that Colorado
wants the strike settled without
unnecessary delay. If I can be
of some service in bringing about
:u h a result I will consider my
self ezlremely fortunate.
The Federal government has
been highly successful in its ef
forts to adjust labor troubles.
Roosevelt’s settlement of the
great anthracite strike is a mat
ter of history but many interest
ing stories are told in Washing
ton to illustrate how Teddy hand
led the situation.
The miners were anxious to
arbitrate but the operators-rep
resented by notorious Baer—in
sisted they would fight to the bit
ter end.”
‘‘Your duty is plain, Mr. Pres
ident,” Baer is said to have re
marked during one oft! e V/hite
House conferences, /Send the
troops into Pennsylvania and pro
tect our men and we will run our
j According to the story, this
'suggestion aroused Roosevelt's
■ fighting spirit. Bringing his fist
down on the table with a bang,
he shouted:
“If I send the troops into
Pennsylvania it will be for the
purpose of manning the mines
and operating them for the bene
fit of all the people and not the
mine owners alone!”
Soon .after that declaration had
been made, arbitrations were
agreed upon.
Only a few weeks ago Presi
dent Wilson held a similar con
ference in the White House- The
employes of the railroads east of
Chica .o and north of the Ohio
river were demanding an increase
in wages to $17,000,000 a year.
About 100,000 men were affected
The railroad managers declared
that the men’s demands were
preposterous and to grant them
would seriously cripple the finan
ces of the great Eastern roads.
The labor leaders submitted the
issue to their followers and the
latter voted to strike. At this
point. President Wilson took a
hard. He asked the railroad
managers and the labor leaders
to meet him at the White House
for an unofficial discussion of the
They consented and within for
ty eight ‘ hours arbitrators Jjiad
been appointed and the men had
agreed to return to work pend
ing a decision which should be
binding on both sides
The Wilson way is the modern
up-to-date way of settling labor
disputes, and it is the way 1 want
to see Colorado’s trouble adjust
We talk a good deal about the
strangle-hold militarism has on
some European countries. How
about our own peace-loving na
Last year it cost Uncle Sam
one thousand million dollars to
run this government. Of this
vast sum more than half—or
$550,000.000—was expended in
paying for past wars and prepar
ing for future conflicts. The
Navy got $175,000,000; the Army
about the same, and $180,000,000
went for pensions.
A good many hungry mouths
could have been fed and a good
many naked babies could have
been clothed with that money.
Please remember the figures so
you may use them when some
jingo attempts to tell you about
the glories of blood-soaked bat
Mr Geo. Diller went to Wino-j
na Kan. Tuesday, on a buisness
Master Leonna Diller spent a
few days with friends near
Mrs. Ed. Bortorff and son Afton
departed Tuesday, for Omaha,
where they will spend the winter
E. B. Mason expects to move
his family to the. Deleplain place
this week that he will be near his
school. _
Henry Losee is in Iowa on a
business trip and visiting. Hen
ry may acquaint himself with
• hard work and husk corn for a
Herman Deleplain had a buyer
looking at his mules Tuesday.
We understand this man bought
several mules from the Comphor
South Smoky school has seven
pupils from one family, of
Dillers. Next week three more
pupils will be added from the
Mason family.
The adobe and concrete house
of Enos Plessinger will be a
modern structure. A basement
under the entire building, which
is 32x32 and will be two stories
above the ground. Messrs Coe
and West are making the walls
and Mr Ward Ripley will do the
Carpenter work.
Mrs. W. F. Wyant spent Friday
of last week in Cheyenne Wells
with Mrs. C. H. Norman.
Jesse Dunton went to Kansas
City with a carload of cattle last
A party of young folks was
invited at the Walker home Wed
night of last in honor of Miss
Lillian’s birthday.
The dance at Lee Kibbie’s was
well attended last Saturday night
and every body reports a good
Gertrude Walker spent last
Thursday night with Lura Fer
Mrs. R C. Lewis has been on
the sick list the past few days.
[Too Lute for last week.]
Mrs Owens from Traer lowa
left Wednesday evening for vari
ous points in Kansas, after a
pleasant visit at the home of bet
son Milton Owens and wife.
Dr Dickson left Sunday on a
business trip to Denver return
ing Wednesday evening.
Mrs G. W. Walker has re
turned from a three weeks stay
at the J. N. Nesbit home north
of town.
The Sociable at the Chapol
Friday evening was well attend
ed, a fine program was renderd
after which various games were
played and refreshments served.
Everybody reports a fine time.
Mr. Harve Snyder, Misses Lura
Ferguson and Gertrude Walker,
spent Saturday in Cheyenne
Messrs. Will Hollenbaugh, Carl
McCrurnb, Misses Bogert
and Ethel Long, from Cheyenne
Wells, attended the Sociable at
the Chapel, Friday night.
' Miss Hattie Galland left Mon
day morning, for Colorado Sp’gs.
Miss Lillian Walker spent Sun
day evening with Lura Ferguson
at her home south of town.
Mrs. W. F. Wyant has been on
the sick list the last few days.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Nesbitt,
mourn the death of their little
girl, born Sept, 27, 1913 and de
parted on Oct. 12, 1913. She
leaves to mourn her loss a Father
Mother and three sisters. From
birth she was a very delicate
child and all that loving and will
ing hands could do, was done but
to no avail. The funeral was
held from the family home north
of town, Monday afternoon at 1
o’clock conducted by Rev. Mr.
Gane, of Arapahoe and the re
mains were inteVed in the Arapa
hoe cemetery.
Sunday morning’s cold wave,
Oct. 19th, furnished the first ice
to break on our water tanks.
Road superintendent Hunter,
put the finishing touches on the
road at Prospect Hill, Monday
and will make a triumphant en
tay into Cheyenne Wells before
the end of this week—no Provi
dence preventing.
Regtnar communication A. F.
A. M. on Tuesday night was in
differently attended, but a called
meeting for this Friday night it
is hoped will induce every mem
ber to be present. There will be
an excess Of second degree work
and an interesting time is assur
Our good Congressman, Harry
H. Seldomridge, has gotten his
picture in the Christian Herald
along with the rest of the Cur
rency Bill Committee. His open
face and high intellectual fore
head compares well with the rest
of the sixteen other national cel
Go in the Court h u e and view
Sam Sowers’s fine specimen of
Oleander. Gov. Ammons, when
he was here pronounced it one of
the best he had seen. Sam is de
serving of praise for so adorning
our seat of justice and keeping
to rights the rooms, avenues and
approaches thereto.
We were glad to greet our
friend, Walter L. Bales, of the
Excelsior Springs Standard, in
Mo. He is now looking over
Cheyenne Wells and noting the
changes pro and con. The new
interesLin roads here, he says is
the same in Mo. Walter looks
well, perhaps the rcstult mors of
a clear conscence than Mo., cli
Why the cream barons are
forcing the price of cream down
waid U this time is not easily
undersivod. The high price of
feed and the extra amount of it
it requires to produce the con
stantly diminishing supply of
milk, logically would lead us to
look for higher prices in dairy
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