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VOL. <>
By Geo. O. Blake
It i> the comment of observant
foreign visitors that American
towns and cities are the worst
governed and most expensively
managed of any in the world
This is not because American of
ficials aie less competent or less
honest than foreign officials but
because of our very cumbersome
municipal machinery and because
municipal electors permit too
many side issues to enter into the
choice of officials. Take a town
like Taenia, for instance, what
value is there in the politics,
religion or social ideas of an
official? What possible difference
can it make in an official’s effi
cicncy whether he is a republican,
a democrat, a socialist or a mug
wump? What difference whether
he is a Methodist. Baptist. Pres
byterian or outsider? There is no
important issue in Paoma beside*
municipal improvements and cco
nomical administration Hereto
fore voters have divided on po- I
lit teal lines, on the liquor ques
tion and other like irrelevant
issues. So far as the welfare of
our town is concerned it does not
matter what political or religious
views arc entertained by the
mayor or councilmcn So far as
the liquor question is concerned,
■ o one at all familiar with the
public sentiment regards it as
open The great majority of our
citizens are in favor of a dry town
and no competent official, no mat
ter what might be his private
opinion on the subject, would
entertain ihe idea of grai.ttrg
license for the sale of liquoi.
What we need to make our town
what it should be is to put all
these extraneous matters out of
consideration and select our town
officials solely for their fitness
to carry out systematic and in
tclligrnt municipal improvement
on economic business lines. It is
time to stop puerile controversy
over closed questions and imma
terial issues and get down to real
business management. No one
cares about the private opinions
of the man who builds his house
or conducts his legal business.
The only matter considered is
fitness to do the work as you want
it done. Let us get together this
spring and select town officials
who will give us the most satis
factory returns for the money
expended Let the Hogan be.
“Beautiful Paoma.” A civic im
provement league could an 1
should formulate plans for sys
tematic improvement. If the
league includes all our enterpris
ing citizens who take pride in our
town, it can be of great assistaace
to officials in their work. We j ‘
haven't any bosses here and need 1
none. but every enterprising
citizen should recogt ize his duty I
to work with ihe rest for the i
accomplishment ot much desired
improvements. Let some citizen
call a meeting for the format'on
ol a Civic Improvement League,
so there may be a responsible
body to formulate plans for the
betterment of our tow n. Who will
call such a meeting?
In Good Housekeeping Maga
zine for January appears as the
first number an article on House
hold Science, by Mary R. Orms
bce, in which she recites in a most
interesting way the work of train
ing in housekeeping as carried on
in Pratt Institute and the Manhat
tan Trade School in New York
It is a most commendable article,
and we will suggest to the
thoughtful parent and teacher
much that may be adapted to her
needs in educating girls in the do
ntestic arts and sciences Among
the many good things in the Feb
ruary number is an article on The
Cost of Living by Frank Julian
Warne, Ph D . in which he takes
the stand that the high cost ot
living is due chiefly to monopoly.
The question, “Why is Living so
High ?" is timely and pc. tinent. It
will be an interesting study to
note how variously our Seuators
and Representatives at Washing
ton answer this momentous ques
tion in assigning causes for the
general increase of prices in life
That some new remedy will be
proposed and a start made by
Congress in applying it, we be
lieve. When Attorney General
Wickcrsham said in his prosecu
tion of the tobacco trust that the
common law is as effective an in
strument as is needed in prosecu
ting trusts he uttered a truth con
ceded by lawvi rs everywhere. It
seems some of our laws serve
chiefly to befog our vision of
economic questions, so the appli
cation of the common law in deal
ing with the trusts is a most hope
ful sign. The meat tiust, oil trust
and sugar tiust arc just now (from
the people's standpoint) in need
of a drastic application of the
common law for the statutes do
not seem to bring about the abol
ition of their evil practices. One
of our citizens remarked the
o thcr day that he was unable to
determine how the ordinary wage
earner here was able to make
both ends meet on account of
higher prices for food, clothing
and shelter, while the upward
tendency of wages has been so
slight as to be hardly appreciable.
The best answer wc have seen to |
this great question is Warne's.
The current number of LaFol
lette's seems stronger than ever
in presenting public questions. It
brings to the reader eveiy week
mfoiniation that can not be got
ten elsewhere. The contributors
the past) ear have betn leadu g
statesmen and a large staff ot in
fiuential writers, who will con
tinue as contributors.
The current number of The Fra.
while it may appear too icono
clastic in some respects, neverthe
less provokes thought by its
unique expression of what it pre
sents whether in the form ol ad
vertisements or editorials. We
enjoy reading The Fra and be
belicvc it is a great ?gcnt in dis
seminating and \ revoking thought
and inducirg proper activity.
We have alwa\ s considered The
Youth’s Compirjon a periodical
of more value to the toy « r g«il
at school than any one of many
subjects in the course ot study,
and as uc glow older we are
more firmly convinced than ever
ot the soundness of the opinion.
The Cimpamon has always been
a favorite with us and we enjoy
readinp it. Ist. ter the informa
tion it gives; 2nd, for thepleasuie
of reading its clean presentation
ol matter in the best of Knglish.
We do tt ink it would be a mis
fortune to te deprived of the pro
fit and pleasure it gives us.
The Literary Digest presents
public opinion as expressed by
the leading editors and publicists
of thr world, always wi»h -eason
It ii n mciD. thus aiding one
in the “digts u n” ot such mu tail
L»od as is ot the greatest impi r •
In these days of poli'ical and
social unrest it is well for any
citizen to get what light he can
from those close to the men who I
are doing things, so we commend
to the attention of our readers La
Follette’s, Republican) Mack’s
Monthly. ( Democcatic) and
Bryan’s The Commoner. ( Demo
cratic) as exponents of the amis
ot politician-, statesmen, to whom
we are all looking for a bcttei
ment of our condition They are
in a position to better our ma
terial condition. Let us in all
ways consistent with common
sense urge our servants at Wash
’ ington to help us out in our
Rev. C W. Dean, of Pueblo,
, State Evangelist for the Christian
. church, has been in this county
. speaking at various churches. He
left on the Saturday morning
train for Delta where he spoke
Saturday evening at the Christian
, church. He was here on a visit;
to bis old triced, Rev. C. G
Missionary Convention Under Auspices
of Men
The great interest which the
men of the churches of the coun
try are showing in mission and
other movements i* emphasized
by the fact that a big three days’
Missionary Convention for south
ern and western Colorado is to be
held in Colorado Springs on March
1.2, and 3. next.
This convention is one of stv
enty five great conventions held
in the principal cities of the coun
try und.r the auspices of the Lay
; men's Missionary Movement.
These conventions began in Oc
tober and end in Chicago in May.
. They are inter-denominational
in chaiacter and have the advan
tage ot being addressed by a re
l niarkably strong list of speakers,
who go from one convention city
, to another, explaining the nerds
I and purposes ot the movement
Among those who are sched
ulrd tor the Colorado Springs
Convention are J. Campbell White
, of New York. Col. E. W Ha -
, ford of W ashington. Geo. She r
j wood Eddy of India, Dr. John E.
, Merrill ot Turkey, George Hcbcr
, Jones of Korea, C C. Rallct, Bis
hop W. S. Lewis of China. Bishop
. J. E Robins* n of India, S. Earl!
Ta>l. r of New York, and many
other eminent missionary speak
ers. A few of the subjects are.
“Men and Missions,” “A Survey
ot the World Field,” “The Awak
tmrg of Asia.” “Thirty five Years
in India,” “Missions and Civilizat
ion,” “America's World Respon
sibility." etc.
Much interest is already de
v« loped among pastors and lay
men in this torthconvng conven
tion and it is expected that the
churches of southern and western
Colorado w II be well represented,
from 500 to TOO delegates being
looked for from these sections
i |
Pastors and laymen ot Paoma
have alicady expressed an inter
cst and will send representatives
Special convention rates are to be
made on the railways, and alto
gether it is expected that this
convention will be the greatest
rehgious event of the year in Col
, orado.
Bean Sapper
The "boys" ot G. A. R Post,
No. 111, Paoma, assisted by their
wives and daughters, will give in
the M isonic dining room. Ken
nedy building, Friday evening. |
J Feb. 4th, 1010, a Mean Supper! 1
; After the supper an interesting I
entertainment has been arranged,
tor, consisting of Patriotic Songs,
War Stories and a Drill by the
Bowie Cadets Supper will be|
, served from 5:00 to !>:00 p. m. tor
1 ‘.’s cents. Let everybody come
and cheer up the “Boys in Blue"
j and share in all the good things
' provided.
One Mother to Lose
Her face may be wrinkled and
Her clt*t*k* may l*e xunken and wan:
Her even may Ih* tlltn ax the gloaming.
That once were an bright a* the dawn.
But xmooth ye the lock* that are faded
And make but little ext-uxe.
You never can pay back her kindne**—
You have but one mother to lo**e.
Or. if *he'» **till cladxotne an.l bonnie.
With ro«w of youth on her lip*.
Ami look* ju*t ii* bright a* t!»e Inmcn.
That ne*tle*» to get you in grlpa.
Oh. stand like H man by your mother.
And tenderne** never refum*.
Remember' there'* plenty of laa*e*—
But only one mother to lone. —Exchanj
Link Lad has Ten Grandparent
Corning, lowa— The young
of Mr and Mrs. Ralph Bohan
born recently, has the distinct
'of having ten living grandpare
On the father’s side is Willi
Bohanan of Corning, great gra
father, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ja
son, ot Colony township, gi
grandparents, and Mr. and \
James Bohanan. of Presc
grandparents On the moth
i side are Mrs. Enos Fowler,
Strcator. 11l , great grardmotl
Mr and Mrs. Martin Riley,
ot Mercer township, great gra
parents, and Mr and Mrs. J.
Fowler, of Prescott townsl
grandparents.— New Era, Spri
ville ( la)
Paoma, Cclo., Jan 29, 1910
We, the people of the Cong
gationa! church Paonia wish
extend to Rev. G. E. Wood
regret at the termination of
services as Pastor of the chui
for which he has planned so w
and labored so efficiently a
faithfully in the name of
The love and prayers of <
people go with him to his n
field of labor to which he \
bring the same thought, zeal s
faithful service which he has
well used here in building up
work in the Father's Kingdc
Our prayer at parting is that
faithful, unselfish discharge
duty, his splendid preparat
and adaptability for service a
ever be set apart for Christ a
His Wisdom
Resolved, that we extend
Mr. and Mrs. Wood our love a
appreciation of their work amo
us, and be it further,
Resolved, that a copy of th<
| resolutions be presented to 1
Wood and the newspapers
I Paoma.
Merle A. Miller
Wm. H Johnston.
H H Wilson.
Dr. Harry A. Smith
Of Delta, Eye, Ear, Nose a
Throat specialist, will be at
Taonia hotel the Second Tuck
ol every month. Glasses Fitted
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