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VOL. XXXVIII—NO. 12 HARVEST FESTIVAL Two of the moat iteuutiful aervicea ever held in Meeker were enjoyed by Home two hundred people last Sunday at St. .lumen’ Kplavopal Church. Never hua the church been more drtla ticaHy decora let! nor has the choir sung more delightfully. Every thing in the. aervicea, hymns, anthem", de corations, lesson. psulnis, and aermou were in accord with the theme, llar veat-time thankfulness* Commendation and gratefulness are due to Mra Julian tgcu. Mrs Keyuolda and Mra Keel, In charge of decora* tiona; to the membera of the choir; to Mra A S Cuthbertaon of Puejilo, who played and directed the cliotr; and to uU thoao who by their gener osity und help in making the aervicea possible. By request, the service waa repeat* ed-in the evening, and Mr Kattner of the Methodist Church waa kind enough* to diamiaa Ida evnlng service in order tiiut members of the Church might uttend. The services were a revelation of v/hut worship might lie. even In a small town if a spirit of willing co operation, lay und clerical, be put in practice. Ix*t’s support and help the church, the surety of our social well-being, and eiiuhlc it to function as it should MAKING VOTES FOR SWEET It is not considered very good new* paper ethics for a country weekly iie*vspai>cr to take issue with a city dally, but we cunuot refrain from re marking that the Grand .function News, the Republican political organ in‘•Grand Junction, showed themsel vea up ns ‘rotten’ In their writeup last Sunday morning of the Demo cratic rally held iu the armory at Grand Junction Inst Saturday night. We cannot believe that Editor Adams himself would show such Ig norance, and think that it must have been one of Ills understudies, and we are here to state tiiut if we .had an employe In our employ editorially that would write . such an Insulting low-down report of an uffalr of this kind for either polltlcafl party, that wff would tie the can to him at once. Or wan It possible that the-News had no reporter present at this huge gath ering. This may have lieen possible, as the article would signify. In the llrst place, the News states “came the appearance of Weffiejr Staley, can didate for state treasurer, and Ed ward T Taylor, once more In the race for the Congressional goal.” while as a matter of fact Wesley Staley was not present at' The meeting, but was in Denver at the time. The News fur ther state “an audience numbering nearly seven hundred persons assem bled In the armory to »*e and hear the heads of the Democratic state ticket In Colorado.” We have It first hand from the man in charge of the armory building last Saturday night that then* were eight linndred chairs in the room*, and we do know that it was Impossible for the ushers to And a vacant one. that extra chairs were put In, and that many people were ob liged to stand bqrause of lack of seats. Oh yes. we know what we ore talking about, liecausc We Was Right There helping to do honor to “Our Ed" Taylor, and William E Sweet, Colorado’s Next Governor. We believe in fair play, and such an article as was published by the News we consider an affront to de cent newspaperdom- There were many Republicans in the audience, and even though they were convinced by the speeches of Messrs. Taylor and Sweet they most assuredly will be convinced that there is something “rotten” In Republicanism when they read the News article. Our advice to the News is to shoot square with t.lie reading public and at least tell the truth when it comes to matters of public Interest. we be lieve. even though the News is Repub lean, that the rending piddle, both Re publicans and Democrats, would feci more kindly toward tills paper if they had ignored this meeting entirely rather than camouflage it in the w.iv they did. And such camouflaged articles will make votes for Sweet. Ed. Taylor don’t need any additional votes. He’ll have plenty as It Is. By the way. even though you were scaled in votir editorial snnctorlum several blocks from the armory In stead of being present to get a true report of the meeting, did you fali to bear that Ileal demonstration from tie vast audience of Democrats mid l«epubllcans when “OTJR ED” TAY LOR entered the building? WHY LOOK FURTHER— Just the new dress you an* looking for. Silk or wool. Beautiful and correct styles, li2B THE TOGGERY Samuil E Thompson Democratic Caddate for : ft. t. 01.. KtprosNuon Voters of Garfield and Rio Blancol Counties: As a candidate who desires to be honored by being elected to represent 1 the Counties of Garfield nnd Rio Blau co In the next session of the General Assembly. I think it is proper for me to introduce myself and to state my views and purposes. There is no particular occasion to write a story of my life because It would not be much different from the history of many other men who. like myself, have spent most of their life on the Western Slope. I am 48 years old and am married. We have four children and we all live as one family in Glenwoodj Springs. My parents came tp the West ern Slope when I was 5 years of age. and we settled and lived in Aspen until 1807 when we came to Glenwood Springs. With the exception of about tl.rce years spent in military service during the Spanish American and Phliiipine wars, in which I saw tor eigt. service, I have made my home nnd earned my living In and a boot Glenwood Springs- For several year* I worked for William Dougan In his store at Gienwood. For 12 year* I was superintendent of the Fish Hatch cries here. At present I am Town Marshal. Water Superintendent nnd Superintendent of Streeta of Glen wood. It takes the three position*, or rather the salaries of them, to make my earnlnga sufficient to keep ovan with the living costs under Rembll cun ’Normalcy’ conditions. Between times, when uot employ ed as above stated I have worked at whatever I could get to do, so that my experience is very general cover ing peace officer, soldier, state and town officer, business man and ran cher. I obtained a common school ed ucation and no more. If a college ed ucation or collegedegree Is a neces sary qualification for the office of State Representative, then I am dts qraiifled. As to my political views. It Is good style to have a platform promis ing to do a great many things. I must confess I haven’t my pocket full of petitions, memorials or bills for new legislation, because I belive we Jiave ulsnit enough. If not too much, In the way of laws already. The thing needed more than new laws Is proper respect and enforcement of those which we have. Every time the State passes a new law, it create* a new iMiurd or commission to enforce Its pro visions. Every new commission sad dles additional expense on the tax payers and seems to make a business of calling for more eve*y year. The taxes of this state are too heavy and the Western Slope pays too much, altogether too much, con sidering the benefits or lack of bene fits which this region receives from state taxation. If elected I will vote to consolidate departments and so re duce the number of costly comm in. sions. The appropriation for the support of the rangers for the current bien nial period was $290,000 and I believe j that entire sum of money can be sav. (Hi and at the same time law and or | der be maintained- It is my belief | that swagger young men in captains! uniforms, with leather legs'ngs. side arms and other artlllary. racing overj the county roads at high speed on ran tor-cycles, are very showy, but not ( much good in the detection of crime or the capture of criminals. I It is said $200,000 will build u ware house which would serve one large farming district und If that Is so I am in favor of getting along without ( the classy Rangers and us'ng the mon e.v to build at least one central ware house each year until every section of the State is served. J The Democratic platform says “build warhouses for the farming districts". The Republican sgys ‘Don’t do that. Lend the farmers money to build’. It Is always the same remedy Lend the landowner money on the security of hfg home, snd at the going rate of interest. That seems to be the favorite way of making an indepen dent and self-respecting farmer lnto ( the hired man of somebody who holds, a mortgage on him. I would vote to provide away so that the farmer can raise money, when lie markets his crops, on pub lic warehouse receipts (the Demc.cra-, tic way) rather than by mortgaging his homo and his crops, the Republi can way- Federal loans for warehouse* would be distributed and collected by s Fed era! Commission sitting probably in ( MEEKER, COLO.. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 28. 1822 Washington or New York, and I can see nothing cheorfnl about this plan which the Republicans propose In conclusion, my platform stated in a sentence is. “To work and vote' to cut down taxation by attacking ex travagance and waste at every oppor tunity. Respectfully Submitted. SAMUEL E 'THOMPSON Senator Phipps Is very much Inter «-stcd In seeing a Republican victory this falL He will Im a candidate for tin* Senate two years hence. Tin? Colorado Democrats present a fine type of aide Jurist for the supreme court In the person of Judge Will lam A Hill, who has already served ten years on the supreme bench. The Denver Post is supporting the Repulriicttii ticket this fail. Bon and Tam are running true to form. They are always on the side that has the largest campaign fund. Mr Volstead having tried to regu late the drinking hnhlts of the nation Is now turning his attention to John D’s business. As the said John D. Is alleged to have had considerable to do with putting prohibition “over” It i wonld be an net of retributive jusHee to have bis business Volsteadlsed. At prevailing prices, tlie Colorado farmer had to plant 4(1 acres of corn | and cultivate, cut. husk, shell and de liver the same to provide a $290 Ink well for the governor’sprlvate office. He the (farmer) gets about the same returns for his wheat. Even stupid people can sec (?) where the G*. O. p. helps the farmer. HON EDWARD T TAYLOR Democratic Candidate for Re-Election to Congret* lid Taylor goes Itefore the voters of. tlie Fourth Congressional district once more on a record of good deads j performed on Isdialf of his constitu tents. That his work will meet with, hearty endorsement at the hands of, the people is ussured. Once more we warn Herald readers to take no stock In the Insidious pro paganda living scattered among the people by Mr Vincent and his hackers that Ed Taylor Is a helpless liivnld.; nnd should not l»e again refnmod to Congress. There is not a word of truth in these stories. After ills long illness. | Mr Taylor was on the Job at Wash- j ington all past spring and summer.; lip to tlie time Congress recessed a few weeks ago. Listen to Ed Taylor’s own story, ns, given in an interview to a Denver j newspaper a couple of week’s ago: j “As everyone knows I have laid a | long nnd very serious illness. There} never was anything organically! wrong with me nnd I did not have a : nervous kreakdown ns was stated. I j wa's afflicted with a won king of the muscle* of the heart (Myocarditis), mused by thirty years of overwork, nnd ray condition gradually # bream I «o alt lea I that I was compelled to li*-( Mil* In Ihhl for seven months aml during several weeks of that time. I \ ’ All in nil. wo see no defects In the Democratic ticket/—sate, district or county. ■ During the past week the weather 1* was cold at night and summer-like during tlie days. ’’.liniiny" Noland made the best Hocret.-ny of Slate Colorado ever had. •Give him a vote tiiat will show that lie is appreciated. Our Republican state government iius l*een "long'* on promises and ■’slmri" mi iierforniunees. Tlie ques tion is—can tlie (!. (>. I*, fool the peo ple once more. Again t Im* Republican eiiiupuigu! manager's sire pledging economy la ! the immugciiicnt of stale affairs* These are the same old pledges of four years ago. and two years ago. Of course it is understood that there are to Ih- reservations 111 these economy pledges: for instance. S2OO ink wellsl and SLIM) mahogany desks for the governors office are not to lie cons Id eas I in the economy progrnn|. i In Ids address tlie other night Can didate Vincent urged that President Harding mid tlie Kepuhieuti aduiinis trut ion lie endorsed ; Hint no presi dent—Wilson or Harding could have prevented the prevailing hard times, etc. This Isn’t the way Mr Vincent nnd other Republicans talked two 1 years ago. Then tin* slogan was ‘Turn 1 tlie Democrats out and let the Ucpith lieans iii ami wo will assure you of giKsf I lines.” Tills Is only a small *am pie of Republican consistency (?) -ißen r iu in iih I t lull It's n Deiu«M»ra tlf year. ■ was not expected to live through tin* night . ’ But I am most exceedingly ha t- Ipy to Ik l here and grateful to say Hull , I am coining back again till rigid I have Im-cii attending to nil my official j duties in Washington for several I n.-mills past and nut fading flue and i getting stronger every day. j “I noticed when I reached Denver I that a few newspapers have volnu | tcored tlie information to the public that my doctors had advised me not Ito go into tills campaign} The fact is. my physicians, four prominent civ | i!inti specialists and live very eroin j cut army physicians and Admiral | Grayson all recently advised me that there Is .un reason whatever why I I should retire from Congress. They ad , vise me to take It easy and go rather ’ slow for n few months yet), hut to go right along with my Congression al work and I am. of course, going to follow- their advice nnd do as every one of my friends wants in** to nnd take no chances on getting a Imckset “I expect to start out within a few days nnd make a visiting campaign around over the twenty four counties of this Congressional district ns ex peditiously ns I can between now and **leetlon. mid I confidently expect to make n f» w short speeches Itofore the campaign closes.” William E Sweet r Democratic Candidate for Governor In lust week's Herald we noted that William E. Sweet laid only u few J minutes iu which to address Meek r people, in pus ing Mirougli here «n --route to Rifle and Grand Junction. ll hud. however, a large nnd cnthus'-as-i tic meeting ut Craig before coming Jo thin town. I Is commending on Hie Criig meet I lug the Empire reports* ■ ’’Well, if that's radicalism, 1 | would like to see radicals holding ev ery state and county office for a con pie of years. If tiiut man is prone': ing radicalism. I have liecn a radical for several years ml id have Just fount; it out.” j Tills is tins way one Moffat county , Republican summed matters up a tlu* conclusion of the Sweet campaign meeting in Craig Friday night* A other Haiti: "I've Iteen hearing and rending nil this time that lids uwri Sweet Is advocating nothing hut Soe ialistic Ideas. Since hearing him ex plain what In* proposes to d<> I s<- quite a different light. Seems t . in that he talks principally good coinni > < sense. Anyhow, in* couldn’t pesMbly make mutters any worse, so. I’m for, letting him try it awhile." William E. Sweet. Democratic n-m luce for governor of Colorado. coral a signul victory over ids tradueers on 1 tlu* occasion of Ids llr*.t visit to Craig, Friday night. An audience that till'd the auditorium of (aid Fellows halL 1 accorded close attention while the gen j j tleiunn explained ills plans for reduc, 'lng state oxiienses and consequently’! i individual taxes, und they found him ! much different from the man painted, j by the corimratiou press of Coinrad • i He declared his belief in the const it it-> ! tion. which guarantees to citizens tin-, ; right of free sis*ecli and the pursin' of happiness and prosperity. Mr. j Sweet explained how he came to lie a j ■•radical." “When it Republican enndidat • i wanders fur enough from the tenet si ; *tf TTtR party to prohmlgnte ndvnneed| ideas”, said lie. “he Is Immediately j I proclaimed ns a ’progressive’. But j I when a Democrat dares to advance, .similar Ideas he immediately M hratided as u Radical'. If promising tlu* abolition of useless state boardsi | and commissions and military orna-: meats: advocating n square il-nl for* the farmer and laborer—lf this fids [« stitutes radicalism. then I'm a , radical and ’proud of it.” William E Sweet differs from :H j vast majority of political speakers. In j as milch as .lie docs not deni in gener iilities. While talking lie is saying ! something, and saying it so Hint flier.-! is no mistaking tin* meaning. And his 1 earnestness ami sincerity are ov'den j in every proposition he handles. In defining a ‘living wage’ li • -tnted lint, every capable workman, no matt* wind line lie follows, should tank- a I least enough to sup|H>rt himself, a wife and three children* Ih* showed eonelnaively tlie greit difference lictwceti tin* Democratic and Republican platform, inasmuch |as tlie former promised something • tangible, while the latter dealt in J generalities Hint can moan nothing; Imt a continuation of tin* present ex-1 j travagance* He raid the Ranger- are! an unnecessary expense if prneHcdy a half million dollars for a two-year term, as the state has 1.000 well trained. well equ'pp d Nati >nnl guardsmen, who should lie used in. case any situation got ls*y« ml e n’ro' !of local authorities. He explaiuc! } how tin- state police were inaugurate I , during war times, when nil local in M , tin men had boon called to arms, nnd there was need of additional p lic-j ! tiro,oetion. Tlie law creating ti i body provided that tin* force should •jhe disbanded n'lict.v days after ce s.i ' tion of hostilities, hut a Republican legislature resorted to the subterfuge «>*■ changing tlie title in order to - m iin in* a choice lot of friends in sof* i* hs at wartime salaries. Regarding Id** plan to Indld sI.R <•- owned warehouses, wherein faun rs tuny store crops at a nominal v nt.i ! null! such time that satlsfact >ry n ',«•:* can lie secured, the candidate den ied Hint an enormous nmouir < f 'money will lie required, and st itc I i Hint rentals would pay f r the entire ■! investment within ten years *Wh> is tills Idea socialistic ’ Inquired Hi** 1 : speaker, "if it is perfectly good Rc ■ publican doctrine for tin* state *<>l spend $ 18.000,000 to make tunnels i through r the mountains for the rail •ends, why Isn’t It just as sound d ! trine for tlie state to spend one mb i iion dollars to build warehouses for • the farmers ” The plan, as well u*< c* j operative, uiurkitting, is living sweeps , PRICE. FIVE CENTS THOSE AMENDMENTS i Is its of people will Ik* at sea. so to | speak, in regard to voting on the n -1 iiicmliuoiitH. As we said liefore, : where you are in doubt vote NO. • The llrst proposition Is the SO,OOO - OUO Rond Bond matter- Some weeks , go tin* Herald published tills bill in full, iu order to let taxpayers study ' the proposition, if wo had assurance that Hu- 50,000.000 would I"* honestly pent for good roads, we would favor • ids measure. We are In doubt. No ’J —Relating to public utilities. I' re again we arc in doubt. No. :: \ law to reapportion the • membership In the state legislature. J vie mis me i-'iirc so far as Western t ’oiormlo !-i concerned. Vote NO. No. ! We arc in doubt ns to the 'merits of tills proposition, i N . ! in* a iti vivis vt on propos ;ili'ii. A d—n fool measure. Vote NO No <; falling for a constitutional . i,. "I imi. Vote YLS on tills mcas nv Wo need a new constitution bad ly. , n • T—Tiiis would permit tlie Uni , vci* ity of oClorndo to conduct its med I ion!, pluirmiicy nnd dental depnrt , Intents in Denver. Vote YES. No. k—Provides for n four year for nil comity officers instead of .'Hie pro-int two year terms. Vote NO. No. :• This increases tlie term of , m i officers to four years. Like tlie ■ above. Vote N<>. Tlie plea put fortll for the. above i \v,, propositions is that election ex i peases would he » lit down. Tills is I iot so. Imil tin* constitutions' of i j Colorado and the' United States are : ! ( imaged Lie people have to turn out I every two years and elect membera I■ of tin* legislature of the state and i members <»f the I’ S Congress. And ■ under the present system, you can ol • good men and good women term i after term. And you can't get rid I* ~f poor truck any too soon- Vote NO. No 10 May have merit and it may -not. The chances are you would Is* • Oil tlie safe side in Voting YES. Un i i disentitle aliens should Ik* kept iu ‘ hand. ST. JAMES' CHURCH . j Thu -O’h Sunday, after Trinity. Iciturch School o:4* > m ‘ : Morning Prayer nnd sermon 11 ain J Evening Prayer and Sermon 7 .10 pm I The Gross-Prayer Rook prize ays *i*ui is to is* innugiirnted In the r ! church School tlii-« Sunday. Parents 'lure therefore urged to see that their .! children me In prompt attendance ~V r ry Sunday In order that tliey may he eligible for those rewards for faith 4uli:eS>. H |’he REV. STUART CUTHBEUTSON. l ; R.A., C.d’E*. Minister in Cliarge METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH I (The < Jiurcli of tlie Abundant Life) Clmrcli School 10 a in * Luther White, general supt. ( liiicli Worship Service II a c Sulijcct of Sermon. "Tlie. Good Man , Epwortli League p m Service of fellowship, song and med Ration 7:*10 p m Scruion Sulijcct. Adam and Eve.” tin* first Ip a series on PilUe Stories. I-.ihlc Life Study Thursday 7:1." p iii , Choir rehearsal 8:15—0:15 p m KEI'DOR c. KATTNEII. Pastor If tii-- i-i publican newspapers which '•ire now s-mportlng Ben Grlffitlii for ''governor would quote from their fl!o« of eight years ago, their readers ' j,light g«-t some illuminating in forma lion I:i PHI these party newspaper* I wore calling Pen Griffith tt polit’cil mopgrcl and gi- leg aliu'ulant r nso is ; why no loyal seif respecting repuhil l.nn should vote for him. —L ninr t Spa rks. BASE BALL DANCE ELECTION NIGHT .'fully operated in other states, p inci - j jiiiy California. Or gon an 1 New N» ri<. Mr. Swe t . aid, and oxp'alned !.. ,h*tai! how not on’y the farmer, hut - ■ tiio*' , i■ ill o' cry other Industry, wer * s profiting. “S-me one lias ohjee e! • that thi- plan will encourage sp:eul.t --*; f - , :iin*.• iir Hi agricultural interests.'’ ,1 , . I . aim Hut Hi l ' man wh) f p re' I-' • 1 : more entitled to sm* of j! tii pe< it pioflta than the gam t* biers and mi<l*llemcii who are now taking them. Farmers have never '•'stiigctl a strike, Imt they are forever - paying the hills for those who do.” The only time tin* Democratic gut* *; ernutorial cnnd'dnic mentioned Id** . opponent was to express regret that an erstwhile splendid Progressive hud - fallen under tin* domination of tie i* conservative and reactionary Senator Phipps and Ids fellow millionaires of j tlie' l'lilted Stutes senate.