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VOL. 7
Northwest Joins Denver
In American Apple Show
The Pacific Northwest has decided
to abandon It* national apple »how
at Spokane till* year and to unite
with Denver In boldine here one of
the ereatest apple shows ever seen
In any country. '
Announcement of this decision
came yesterday to cllntou 1.. Oliver,
secretary of the American Apple con-1
ere**. It I* made on the authority J
of Harry J. Neely,.second vice presi
dent of the conn res*, and secretary of
the Spokane shew. He announces
that the show in Spokane Is not to
tie discontinued permanently, but
that the apple growers of the North
west ls-lleve they will have a better
opportunity of showing people of
other sections wliat they can pro
duce by joining with Denver In the
biggest show the country has ever
The SpokHtte Show has l>een held
successfully for three years, and has
come to be recognised as the stand
ard of apple shows. Denver showed
what Colorado could do In the way
of an tipple show two years ago,
when a show was belli here that ri
valed the Hpokaneahow lo evejy les
pect.aiul In many ways surpassed It.
The Jolutng of the two shows will
produce an apple display that should,
attract apple buyers and growers
from all over Tfle country.—Denver
Vincent Declares Phone
Franchise Worth $400,000
Merle D. Vincent declared ts-forv
the state board of that
the franchise of the Colorado Tele
pbouc rompnny was worth $400,000
K B. Field. Jr. answered Vincent
on thin and other points. He re
ferred to the cltj attorney’* opinion,
which, he said. had made It clear
that the company does not require a
franchise In I>enver.
Follow!life thin statement up. Field
further declared thnt the right to
the use of the street* hnd no value—
•the only value was what might In?
termed good w ill of n going con*
cern." lie added: “We are willing
to pay $-’4.0 W n year here for the
privilege ol doing business "
“Doe* not thin compennatlon to
the city give value to the franchise?”
Vincent naked.
“No.lt In good w ill only to a go.
Ing concern, and not a rental.** re*
plied Field.
Here Field made the point that
the assessors In no county in the
etate had ever attempted to asses*
n franchise.
For nearly three hours the equali
sation board listened to the argil
mentn presented by Vincent and
Field —Denver Post.
Trinidad’s Postal
Bank Opens June 1
The Trtnldnd postnl snvli.gs bnnk
will open ou June I. Tli«k govero
inent Institution conducted In connec
tion with the postofflee will after
thnt dnte receive occonllng to Its
rules, deposits up to SSOO. which
I, the limit of any onedposltor. The
government mnkes It specific that
not over SIOO can ba deposited by
any one pntron til one calendar
month, and all depositors may. with
their deposits, procure government
bonds. The patrons of the Trinidad
postal bnnk will have a chance to pro
cure only the S2O and SIOO bonds and
apllcatlon for these bonds must lie
made out before June IS. In order to
obtain them from Washington. The
officers In charge of the postal depos
itory anticipate a rush for these
The bank will lie In charge of C. C.
Hull, the assistant postmaster,—
Pueblo Star Journal.
Misses /-ana and t iara Uogdlll vis.
Ited at the Clarence Edwards home
In Soiuertet Inst Sunday.
Comment From Puck
An honest man’s the noblest work
of God, and an honest legislator
seems to be the rarest. The Pitts
burgh graft cases, the Lorliuer scan
dal In Springfield, and latest, but by
no probability the last, the recent
exposure at Ohio’s State capital, all
prompt the query: Is anybody hon
est? Is there anybody who ?till be
lieves that honesty is the best policy?
Every crooked legislator was once
“a cute little Innocent.” He was
brought up In the home, the public
school, uud the Sunday school, ,
taught to ”do right,” to hliuu evil :
companions, and “to be a good j
man.” Now he Is as you see him—a ,
hritK*-taker, a grafter, oftlmes •a I
blackmailer. Well may folks usk:|
What’s the use? legislatures are
not recruited from any* one class of
citizens. Any cltlieu of the United
States Is eligible for memtiershlp.
The “good have an equal chance
with the “bail” In getting Into them,
yet wherever one looks the dishonest
legislator seems to predominate. A
warning, an exposure, la qne State
seems to have no restraining or re
forming effect upon the legislature of;
another. What Is the rensou? Is no |
body honest? Are our legislators .
corrupt because the are drawn from ;
the |HM»ple, and ticca use w ater won’t
rise above Its level? To assume that
the great mass of United States clti- i
sens an* by Inclination dishonest I
to take a grave responsibility. We
won’t assume any thing of the sort. l
Put. tu the same sense thnt then* Is j
said to lie safety In uuuibers. then* is ,
also honesty In masses. Pressun*
may Is* brought to bear on the ludl ;
vldual which on the masses would j
l** without power to Influence. In (
other words. It Is easier to make and
keep one man crooked thau It is one
hundred men. Disclosures such am
those made most recently In Ohio
but emphasize not merely the desira
bility, but the plain unvarnished ne
cessity, of the Inlnlatlve. Referendum
and Recall. Because the masses of
the people an* honest, and because
they ran not Is* swayed by the temp
-1 tatlons. o|s*n ami disguised, which
l*esec the Individual legislator, the
, people themselves, for the public
good, should Is* empowered to re
i view and reject. If they wish to. the
acts of their elected
If this Isn’t democracy, as some op
ponents of the plan proclaim, then
what In heaven’s name Is the tiling
we have now? Puck Is aware that i
tliiMH* Im iitok with disfavor upon
t h.» Initiative, Referendum and Re ,
call, describe the present political
system ns representative govern
ment. but every graft exposure, ev
j ery story of legislative bribery and
, blackmail, whether the fault rests
heaviest upon the brl Iks giver or the
j bribe-taker, only serve to show with
the greater certainty Just who Is re
presented** In the kind of rvpresenta
tlve government our re preset) tat Ives
| give us. Inasmuch as It Is our boast
thnt this Is a government ”by the
people,” measures which shall turn
that fancy Into a fact should not be
regarded with apprehension. The
Initiative, Referendum and Recall
will not turn brazen crooks or olly
ble public servants, but they will
nullify their power to sell out the
pnbllc to the highest bidder, and
that. In these days. Is something.
The powerful persou with axes to
grind who put up corruption funds
would not Ik* so eager to do so If
they knew that the public by a refer
endum vote had the power of repud
iating the deeds of their representa
tives. The referendum. In fact, would
act as an automatic check on crook
i edness and Jobbery of all sorts, for
| the most expert lobbyist wohld shy
nt the task of "fixing” the public,
| That, we shouldn't wonder. Is why
j aome very prominent and influential
men are so terribly worried over the
fate which threatens “representative
! government.* I —Puck.
Annual Baccalaureate
Sermon Sunday Evening
The I. O. O. F. Auditorium wan
packed to the door* last Sunday <
evening in honor of the annual Bac- l
calaureate service for the graduating (
class of the Paonla High school. The i
hall had l>een beautifully decorated i j
with plants, flowers and ribbon and 1
promptly at eight o’clock the class *
of 1011 took their places in the seats i
which had been reserved for them in j
the center of the audience. After the
singing of the doxology by the en- 1
tire congeregatlon. Rev. Branon 1
made the invocation, followed by a 1
solo, tieautlfully rendered by Miss t
Wilson- Rev. Branon then read the t
scripture lesson from the ISth chap- 1
ter of John's gpsfiel. followed by 1
prayer. Rev. Stout leading the con- i
gregation in their petitions. After j i
an anthem by the choir. Rev. E. H.
Robinson, pastor of the Congrega- i
tlonal church, delivered the sermon,
taking ns his text John, eighteenth |
chapter, thirty-seventh verse, ".To i
this end have I been born, and to <
this end am 1 come Into the world, i
that 1 should l«ear witness unto the |
truth." He said In part as follows: i
•‘These words are a part of the most ! <
remarkable dialogue recorded In all , ]
history. The parties to this dialogue ,
were Pilate, the representative t»» ;
the greatest worldly kingdom of that ! ,
time. Rome, and Jesns, represent*
• tint of the greatest Spiritual king
j (loin of all times, the Kingdom of
1 Heaven. Pilate, boast fuL proud aud
! pompous, marveling at the fact that
there was a man. professing to Is*
‘ king, and yet submitting with no!
show of reststante to the false accu
sations of the Jews, asked 1dm. half
cynically, "art thou a King then?"
Jesus, meek, humble and unassnrn
tng. raised his Inclined head, and ,
with straight, steady gate, looked
full Into the hard, cruel face of his
Roman Judge and affirmed his ques
tlon thus: "Thou sayest that I am
a King: to tills end have I been born,
and to this end am I come Into the
world, that I should bear witness
unto the truth." Here Jesus gave to
the world his gre.it purpose In life.
The cleaving close to this purpose,
through sufferh g. sacrifice and ap
pnrvnt defeat, made him worthy to
lie called a King
Mr. Robinson treated his text un
der three heads, a** follows: "The
Value of a Purpose in Life." "The
true purpose of Mankind.’* •‘Essential
qualities for the Attainment of thi«
Purpose.** lie pointed out to the
class that they had come so far In
their Intellectual discipline because
they had had a purpose in life That
others had dropped from the class
because they had not had a proper
Incentive, llut that now tljey had
arrived at a new stage, and that
t was a real commencement of
new work and new activities, wheth
er they went further In their pursuit
of knowledge or not. that because of
this they needed new and greater
purpose, one that would sustain
them In hours ol disappointment and
defeat, and one that would temper
them in their hours of success and ex-
Imitation. Pointing to the purpose
of Jesus told them that they dared
take nothing lower than that as
their purpose, but that was the true
purpose of mankind, to bear witness
unto the trut It.
This purpose, he said, was well
worthy of their very l»est efforts. The
word truth being the greatest word
In the English language. He pointed
out the fact that truth and fact were
not synonotnous. that a thing might
Ih» true whether it were factual or
not. To Illustrate this he pointed
them to the greatest parables of
Christ, teaching the greatest truths,
the Prodigal Son. and the Good Sa
maritan The Bllilo Is a book of
truth, not necessarily a book of ■
facts. Would lie critics will tell you I
that If the books of Ruth and Esther
The Colorado
Telephone Company
At a hearing Indore the state Board :
of Equalization In Denver Saturday, , j
May 27 Mr, Vinceut showed that the j
| Colorado Telephone Co. placed a val- ' 1
uatlon of $12,559,709 on its physical
i properties in Colorado and that, tak- j
Ing its own valuation as correct, the I <
state Board of Equalization should j 1
raise that company's valuation for M
purposes of taxation about 1,000.000.1 f
, This does not take Into account any ! I
| valuation for franchises or untangi- t
ble property. Mr. Field, represent- «
Ing that Company, admitted In an- *
swer to a question from Mr. Vincent *
that Ills company does not own the 1
transmitters and receivers used on i
Its instruments, but pays an annua'. 1
rental to the American Telephone
1 and Telegraph Co. for the use of them 1
Mr. Vincent showed that the Colo- i
rado Telephone Co. pays SI.OO per i
year rental to the American Tele- »
phone and Telegraph Co. for use of «
the transmitter and receiver on each :
one of the 7 500 telephones In u-e In
Colorado; and that neither company
j pays taxes on there transmitters and
j receivers.. It may be of Interest to
! Cola rado Telephone » o. patrons to i
• know that .71 percent of its stock is
owned by the American Telephone
and Telegraph Co. which collects an
annual rental of SI.OO on each trans
mitter ami receiver used py the Colo
rado Telephone Co. In addition to
the dlvldei d4<l?a vn< n*tork. It in y
also ts* of Interest that the Americau
Telephone mid Telegraph Co In ‘fflO
earned $35,358,328.71 ou an operating
, expense of $3 425.414 22. the net earn
ings l»eli)g $31.933.214.49. To th s
fund every user of a Colorado Tele
phone Co. instrument contributes
about $1 00 |s*r annum.
I . ■ ■ ... M I. . Z I ■ I
are Action they are valueless, and
that If the episode of Daniel's friends
aud the fiery furnace and of Jonah
aud the wlmle are not factual your
Bible Is no good. Pay no flhed to
such assertions. The mighty lessons
and truths are uot lessened In the
least because they an* not based on
facts. Never Ik* satisfied in merely
chroulrling facts. Any person can
do that. Be satisfied only In giving
the world great Truths.
Finally, he said, there are certain
quail tie* es-M*ntlal to your doing this.
They nr** Knowledge and Conviction.
Know much You cannot reveal
truth unless you know It. Know
books, but do not know them book
ishly. Know nature. 1 hope some
of you will use your scalpel ami the
inlcrosciqs*. I hope some of you will
use your mathematics and the tele
scojk*. Know men. Whatever else
you may know or Ik*. Ik* Human.
Never treat men professionally, treat
them humanly. Finally, know Christ.
You never can know men truly except
, as you know them !u the light of the
Life of Christ. There you will be able
to see their possibilities. Know him
as the men of the New Testament
knew him, but more. Know hltn ex-
I perlmentally.
j Have some great convlcttous about
i these things which you know. You
know, by knowing nature that God
Is near. Live accordingly. Reverence
1 all things. You know by knowing
men, that all men an* brothers, and
1 «ine Is Father even God. Live accord
ingly. Never, by thought, won! or
1 deed dishonor or Injure, or allow
1 others to exploit men. In knowing
Christ, you know God's plan for
men, and God's plan for you. Live
' after that great pattern, class of
lull. Always be true, hearing jx»r
--’ feet witness to these truths, and you
shall be worthy to be called Kings,
f After the sermon Mr. Arthur Wads
sang, “Hold thou my hand.” In a
■ very effective manner, and Rev. Stout
f pronounced the benediction.
Entry Shoe & Clothing Co. Shoe ad
■ talks foa itself, read It.
Roosevelt Lauds Wisconsin
For Progressiveness
Former President Roosevelt has
an article on “Wisconsin —An Object
Lesson for the Rest of the Union,”
in the last issue of the Outlook, In
which he says In part:
“I doubt whether American stu
dents of social economics fully realise
the extraordinary work that has
been accomplished during the last
decade and is now* being accom
plished in the state of Wisconsin un
der the lead of Senator LaFolletlo
and the group of entirely 'practical
and at the same time zealously en
thusiastic workers who have come
Into active Control of the state
mainly or largely because of the lead
he has given th-m.
“It has rarely l»een my good fortune
to meet a body of public men who
are more practical and at the same
time more obviously earnest .n their
desire to ach’eve ideals for social and
civic betterment than the public
men whom I met at Madison.
“It is only in Wisconsin, so far as
1 know, that a rarely serious and
thorough effort is being made to
find out how to frame measures that
shall give the people effective control
over the big corporations without
going into wild extravagance: and
in this effort politician and student
have joined hands.
“I found the legislature grappling
with the question of w ork men’s com
pensation. They were engaged in
consider! tig the iutroductlou into
the state l Mil It leal system of the Initi
ative. referendum and recall.” —Den-
ver Post.
Ball Games
The ball games have come so thick
and fast lately that It makes us get
a move to keep them all in mtud. So
we will give only results of the games
to date.
The Cedaredge-Paonla game Sun
day resulted In a score of 2i to 8
favor of Paonla.
Tin* East side vs. West side busi
ness men’s game Tnesday started as
though tlx* East siders were going
to walk all over the West elders, bat
the scale turned and at the close of
the game the score* stood 15 to 8 In
favor of the West side. This game
was for the purpose of trying out
the players to choose a team for the
Hotchkiss vs. Paonla games sched
uled to take place at different times
during the summer. At the close of
the gams by the business men, there
was a game between the Grammar
schools of Paonla ami Hotchkiss.
This game while not so swift as
some was played with remarkable
precision. Both teams knew* what
they were there for and there was
good playing throughout the game.
The little fellows from Hotchkiss are
sure on tq the Job, aud but for a
lack of age and physical strength
would have iirnde Paonla go some.
A very unfortunate mishap disquali
fied one of the visiting men
and Murphy, the third baseman, got
run Into by one of the Paonla boys
and was laid out for the balance of
the game, but Murphy sure is a game
little fellow and all regretted the ac
cident very milch. There Is some
future league material In both these
teams. Frank lira ham’s left hand
pitch is all right. The score stood If
to 3 In favor of the home team.
The annual Senior party was given
at the lieautlful Pitkfu mesa Curtiss
home last Friday evening. The en
tire* body of high school students
were present. Games were played
on the spacious lawn. Everything
whs decorated In black and red. High
school colors, and white and green.
Senior colors. One special feature of
the evening was the presentation of
the hatcher, !u Its array of class col
iors, by the Senior president to the
I Junior president. Late In the even
lug Ice cream and cake were served.
NO. 44

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