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PRNDRNT IN POLITICS. Local in news. VOL. 3, ■+ +■ ¥e are open for business to-day at corner of 6th st. and Santa Fe avenue. Watch out for our big Damage Sale next Monday. It will be immense. Hoses & Allen Tolephone 81. SOUTH SIDE STORE, 302 S. Union Ave NORTH SIDE STORE, Cor. 6th and Santa Pe Ave W. L. Graham, Chad. E.Haxton, Prealdent. Cashier. WESTERN NATIONAL BANK, Union Avo. and C Htrcct, Pueblo, Colorado Authorised Capital, - - 1250,000. Paid In Capital, - - - SO,000. Surplus, 175.00C. NEW GOODS AT Rock-Bottom Prices §§» The Most for the Least! We will not be undersold and will sell as low as the lowest. Our stock of Dry Goods, Notions, and Millinery iscom plete in every particular. The ladies are cordially in vited to call ana examine the work of Miss Smith, or New York, who has charge of the millinery department. She is first in the city in her line. A. Vorreiter, 816 Sants Fc Ave. MONEY SAVED By Buying Your Jewelry of McCLUER, THE LEADING JEWELER OF PUEBLO We buy for spot cash very cheap and •ell at a correspondingly low figure, giv ing our customers tne benefit of our bargains In purchasing. We pay no rant, therefore oan sell goods lower than thoae who do. Fine watch repairing a specialty. Allkinds of engraving done with nestaMtt and promptness. First slass repairing. A full line of optioal goods. W. L. MoClukr, 000 B. Uakm Ave., south of visduot. Look at This. Cum Ottf Mb (9.85 f Ohm Cltr Kutf 14.75 #4.75 V. ; '.jMb—i 2,. M The Bessemer Indicator. THE INDICATOR P. BYRNES, Editor and Proprietor. Piildlßhcd Every Hnturdny at Pucldo, Colo. Entered nt the Ton to nice lit l'ueblo, Colo., ns second eliiHH mnttcr. Prick of Subscription. One Year $1 00 Six Months 60 Fanners of Artman predict a big crop this season. Tiie prairies are green at last anil stock are looking better. Tiie Overland Park races begin to day and will continue until the 16 inat inclusive. Rocky Ford is gleeful over the high water of last week. The water melon crop promises to be immense. The Denver Coxeyites have found an able bodied disciple and chaplain in the person of the Rev. W. J. Jackson, only a short time ago a newspaper man and preacher in this city. Business men of Leavenworth have decided to lend a hand to the coal miners who did not strike, anil have determined to protect them from the assaults of the sinkers. The strikers are losing ground there. Greedy corporations that imported cheap foreign labor arc now reaping their reward. The majority of the coal miners now out on a strike arc Italians, Austrians, Scandinavians, Poles and Russians, and they are the ones who in nine cases out of ten do the damage to property. Sincr tho docile dago went out on a coal strike and began making dis turbances in the coal regions of the C. F. & I. Co. that big corporation took a hint and let a lot of them out of the steel works, and Oiled their places with negroes fresh from Tennessee. About forty of them wore ushered through the gates Wednesday evening and the dagoes told to go. The board of county commissioners is devoting much of its time to waiting on the flood sufferers who continually fill the office, and find it necessary to strain a point for mercy as against close-fisted economy, but it is better to err on the side of mercy. Chairman Hubbard who is also superinteendent of the poor is putting in lots of time out side of regular hours overseeing the wants of the poor who were rendered homeless and who are now scattered about the city. It seems that thore is to be no cutting down of expenses and that it will cost as mueh to run the city this year as be fore. The present council was elected on a platform pledged to economy, and upon its organization it formulated a table scaling down the expenses to the amount of over $40,000. First the mayor and aldermen voted a 10 per cent cut on their own salaries which was followed by the same cut in the fire and police departments. This raised a mighty howl. Then it was decided to also cut off 42 electric lights. This raised a mightier howl from some peo ple in the dark districts, and tho few aldermen who had not favored a re duction of salaries, or for that matter a reduction in anything from the start, got in their work and the result of it was that at the last meeting of the council all reductions in salaries were declared off and the lights were ordered in. It all looks very much like a sham on the part of the council or else the aldermen lacked the backbone to stick up for economy when the squeal commenced. The taxpayers are asking a good many questions. Tiie air is full of local politics. Never before, perhaps in tho history of the town did the wire pulling begin so early and the different factions enter into the contest with such zeal. In fact with a number of aspirants the campaign may be said to have fairly set in. With the republicans who con stitute the big party in Pueblo county, the effort is to secure nominations, a nomination being considered the long est step toward an election. The democrats and populists are each de vising ways and means to collect their scattered forces which were so igno minlously smashed al the late city election when the republicans elected their whole ticket over the combined msjonty of the fusioniste, and that, too, by • big majority. The demo crats see the mistake they made, and will hereafter ateer clear of the populists and set their net for a catch in caae some nominee on the republican ticket may prove unpopular with his party. In thla there la wisdom, for a good democrat on a straight tiekat will stand a better chance ef eleetlon than a poor republican even though he be on the strong ticket. The pe pallets, though bedly demoralised, are coming liiffthn again, and after they have well nigh loßt their identity as a local party In that scrimmage, but will have a ticket in the field next fall and will endeavor to put their best man forward The latest from the seat of war nt Cripple Creek is to the effect that the war is about over so far as open hostil ities arc concerned. There is likely to be trouble ahead, however when the trial of the arrested strikers begines. THE SECOND FLOOD. Pueblo Again Overflowed. High Water but Little Damage. Pueblo's second Hood camo last Tues day night, less than a week after the deluge of Memorial night. It came at 3:30 a. m. but people had warning, and having a vivid recollection of the first disaster, those who had moved back to the fiats again returned to the high land, and merchants put most of their goods on benches and shelves out of reach. Tho water carnc within eight inches of being as high as before, hut tho same damage was not done because it was not to bo done. Another flood is predicted for the 18inst and already discouraged merchants are seriously alarmed. Borne have abandoned their base ments, and it is reported that the McCord-Bragdon Co. and A. C. Daniels arc filling in their basements. Others will follow suit. The proposed site of the federal building was under water and another attempt will be made to have the loca tion changed. The high water reach ed from the vaiduct to 6th street, and in the vicinity of the Central block was four feet deep. All the basements which had been pumped out were of courso again filled. The Fountain did considerable damage by washing out railroad bridges. EQUAL IMPROVEMENT TAXA TION. Those Who are the Most Benefited Should Bear the Heaviest Burden. When the city council discusses the question next Monday evening of widening the river in order to prevent auother overflow, it should go slow in arriving at the manner and means to be employed. As a matter of course there are only two things to do to avoid another drowning out—cither widen and deepen the river and make higher levees or move up on the mesa. There is too much opposition to the latter plan to make it feasible, as property owners on the bottoms would raise a serious objection, and those merchants who would move up would fear that their places on the fiats would be filled by others who might take away a share of their patronago. It is more than likely that the propo sition to widen the Arkansas will he popular. In such an event, how about raising the necessary amount, say from $260,000 to $360,000? The indebted ness of the city is now almost a half million dollars, and the taxes are heavy; they should not be increased, nor should the already large debt he made any larger. It is bail enough to have a burden on the people without ad vertising it to any grent extent to the world. The Indicator would suggest, there fore, that an assessment be levied against each lot in the city according to value, with the exception of the lots in the district subject to being submerged which should be taxed much higher in proportion and these according to location and value among themselves. For instance real estate on north and south Uaion avenues for the full lengths thereof, and Main street and Santa Fe avenue from the Banta Fo railroad tracks as high up a9 Fourth street, together with «U intersecting streets for a block each way should be made to bear tho pricipal burden. Victoria and Grand avenues and south Santa Fe avenue. Main and Mechanic street should also hear a fair proportion. These streets and avenues are the ones molt bcnefltted and most valuable and the burden should fall principally there. None of the real estate of the city should be exempt, but the more the benefit the greater the assessment. If it were deemed unfair to let the merchants and others doing business in the city off without aiding, each could be taxed a license fee, hut let it be light. Most of them have suffered enough already by the flood. The council would do well to con sider this plan along with, the report of the finance and engineer committee reports. A Complaint Made. Several patrions of the schools of district No. 20 have lodged a complaint with the Indicator because of the untidy end rough condition of the achool house yards. They claim that the yarde are eo strewn with debris and cinders in particular that It is dangerous, not to say extremely nnpleasant for children to play, and that the cinders are so sharp as to out shoes to pieces in a very short time. The grounds should be eieared of all such trash and made as plaaaaat u possible for tha children. The attention of the directors la re [■llllfkllj called w thk Hen sad it is MgMn tfjjy* the PUEBLO, COLORADO, SATURDAY, JUNE 9,1894. Political Chips. W, T. Jcnnison is out after the sena torinl nomination. Attorney G. W. Collins, Assistant District Attorney B. D. V. Reeve and City Attorney A. M. Nicholas arc out after the place now occupied by the prosecuting district artorney. L. B. Gibson. A. E. Hull, W. L. Rees and W. 11. Hubbard arc before the people for the nomination of county commissioner for the 3rd district while Charles Piper, 11. M. Morse and Jack Ilorgan will contest for the Ist. The office of justice of the peace now filled by Tom Bradford will not go begj ging for men to take his place. Tom is willing to servo the people another term, while S. I). Brosius and It. W. Griggs, both practicing lawyers and well known politicians would each ac cept a nomination if tendered by the republican convention. The woods are full of candidates for the nomination of district judge. There will be two judges to elect aud Pueblo has about a dozen aspirants for the positions with Otero county to hear from. Among tho candidates might be mentioned Attorneys George Salisbury, Fred Betts. L. B. Gibson, E. IS. Wicks, E. C. Glenn, J. C. Coulter, J. C. Elwell, John Voorhccs and Walter Dixon. There is considerable active interest manifested already in laying the wires. There are lots of people of all sorts out after the jobs for representative. As a matter of course four out of every five don’t expect to receive favorable mention in tiie campaign, much less have their names come up in the con vention, but they will attempt to stand iu the way of others and secure promises of clerkships or something of the sort. All the present members of the general assembly will come up for renomination. Frank Pryor will hardly look after a renomination for senutor. saying lie has had enough, but then he may only bo waiting to be asked. What’s in a Name? The La Junta Advertiser-Forum shows a familiarity with the political situation in this judicial district which is out of harmony with its acquaintance with the names of the various candi dates for judge. Judge “Weeks’'would doubtless like to set down ou the A-F. for such ignorance of the orthography of the name of a leading aspirant for judicial honors, and the candidate “Cotter” to whom the A-F. refers is propably Attorney Coulter, of Pueblo. —Rocky Ford Enterprise. A Chance of Base. It is almost a foregone conclusion that Eugene Engley will run for judge in this district on the populist ticket. He can have the nomination if lie wants it and from recent developments there is every reason to believe tliat lie wants it had. Think of Eugene Engley oc cuping the honorable position of district judge.—Alamosa Journal. How do They Like it ? The following interesting locnl is clipped from the Advertiser-Forum of La Junta and is purported to have been written by a correspondent of that paper. It looks like a game ot sell-out on the part of somebody, llow do the Pueblo aspirants for the district nt torneyship like it? The latter part of the week I was talking to a prominent Pueblo whole sale merchant anil all-around political!. He asked mo not to mention his name, as he did not want to get tangled up. Referring to the approaching judicial convention, he said that “there were two strong factions in tho republican party in l’ucblo. and that one wns headed by Betts and Abby and the other by the Gibson crowd. Both of these factions will make an attempt to organize tho convention. In the event of the Betts crowd securing control, the nominees for judge and district attorney will both be Pueblo men. In case the Gibson combine secures the top hand. Pueblo will lie given the judgeship and Otero county the district attorneyship." Knights of Pythias Grand Ex cursion to Cripple Creek. Get ready to join the first Grand Ex cursion to the great gold camp, Cripple Creek. A special train will leave Union depot nt 7:00 a. m. and Stone depot 7:10 a m. running through without change via Mnnitou anil the Ule pass resorts, the finest scenery In Colorado. Tho ex cursion will be run via the Santa Fc Midland Terminal route, standard gauge all the way. and under the direc tion of Pueblo Lodge No. 63 Kniglits of Pythias. Everybody is invited to go and take their lunch baskets and enjoy a day in the mountains. Fare for the round trip only 8.00, children $1.60. Tickets can be bought from K. of P. committee at Union depot, or Santa Fe city office 237 N. Union avenue. To people unacquainted with the evaporating influence of Colorado wind it may sort of sound, but it is a fact nevertheless that on Wednesday morn ing there was two feet of water on south Union avenue, and at $ p. m. an ugly dust atom swept the avenue making It vury disagreeable for pe iHHUu ’ LOOK HERE OCCASIONALLY YOU NEED Some Printing; | Done, and wehn you do you wnnt the best you con get For the Least Money YOU WANT r # Good Work, Honest Goods, And Low / Vices ns n matter oj course. To Scree is to ! Earn JWhen you want ' ' Anything in the way of any of tho follow-! I ing, call at the INDICATOR office and bargain to ' yonr great advantage. THE INDICATOR JOB OFFICE jpriats Letter Heads, Dodgers , Note Heads, Circulars Bdl Heads , Lags Statements, Pamphlets Envelopes, Certificates Business Cards, Polders Pisiting Cards, Counter Pads Postal Cards, Meal Tic/ccts Posters, Etc., P/e. A H vpi '.wmm Y Vcl 1 RSfRSgRSSRSSRS? gtpfr. >xS<. fair. Sg»S|fRK|RtfRSgR^RSg . • * T I 1 1 A ( V RSK?RfcgR»gRS|R«*R»£RSf I 1 111 V/ IN THESE COLUMNS PAYS WITH A BIG CIRCULATION, And principally among the residents of this portion of the city, it is beyond comparison the one great advertising medium for the merchants ITS PATRONS KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE- Advertise and be Wise. Terms Reasonable. THE PUEBLO ICE COMPANY OVERMYER BROS. PROPRIETORS. DEALERS IN PURE LAKE GEORGE ICE. Ico Free from Chemicals. Office and Storehouse, corner of Fifth and Elizabeth Stroots. Telephone No. 206. 0-0-0 Look out for the Blue Wagons! -0-0-0 New and Second Hand Goods! We sell New Furniture very cheep. We buy and sell Second-Hand Goods and keep a Big Stock of Everything WE CAN FURNISH YOUR HOUSE Prori) Top to Bottom Special Sale on BABY CARRIAGES! hPe are closing them out a! cost SLDOWNEN, SIS N. Main st. W. P. SWARTZ, DRUGGIST. A full line of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Druggist Sund ries and Stationery of all kinds. PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED EITHER DAY OR NIGHT Corner of Evans and Mesa avenue*. PURE MOUNTAIN ICE. Pure Mountain Ice, the Best, the Cleanest, the Brightest and the Coldest in the Market. Sold in any quantity. Walt for the Wagon. E. G. DONLEY, Proprietor. Office at HEADLIGHT Feed Store. Telephone 186. T. \V. LYNCHi " CORNER OF EVANS AND SUMMIT AVENUES, BESSEMER. Paints, Oil, Glass, Varnish and Brushes PAINTING, Paper Hanging, Knl ominingand Glazing done on Short Notice, Silt IVork Guaranteed. WORMLEY AND MURTHA’S PuebLO Steam Laundry. Corner of Union avenue and C street. Everything neat and clean and all work first class. Goods called for and delivered to any part of Pueblo or Bessemer. WORMLEY & MURTHA, Propr’s. THE PUEBLO FURNITURE (()., 315 South Union Avenue, FOR FURNITURE STOVES. ETC. ETC. ETC. Ice Cream Parlor. ICE CREAM ONLY 5 CENTS A DISH, AND THE VERY BEST IN THE CITY. You could not find a more comfortable room in the city where you can edjoy eating Tco Cream, or drinking Soda Water from a first-class Fountain We servo only first-class Cream at 6 cents a dish Soda Water. Milk Shake, Pop, Lemonade, Manitou Ginger Champagne, all at 5 cents a glass. H. PERLET, Evans and Summit I PAPAPIAP I Doesn’t quote any prices, but ho pesmits Ui Ot'l/I n ° nr " cfVC ' ,1,,,re ° r °cerics and Provisions for a BI« | DOLLAR than lie docs.. He is in THE LEAD and intends to stay there. Don’t ask questions, but drop in and see him. You will call again ROUTT AVENUE. NEAR SUMMIT i f mmrnfifln p pa n.MmMMiMIjU Successors to G. L. L. Ganu & Co. ATTENTION Wo Call Your Special Attention to our Line of 50c Balbrigan Underwear. SPECIAL SALE. 81.00 PER SUIT. We are showing you an elegant line of Straw Hats this season and now is the time to buy. E C HIGHBERGER & CO-, 226 South Union Avenue. IT or Trees And Shrubbery of all kinds, call on G. A. RODHLL, Union andAbnendoAve B . K -O H THE INDICATOR JOB OFFICE FOR FINE PRINTING o h •-'•A Ngwl *. .V A.. $T* • -r* - y j Only .Newspapkk In Bessemer. NO. 18.