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1* H Bitflag* B&fflti % ® 1.- ...II n.i .-L" I I ■- Lt 1 ' ! REAL ESTATE AGENTS I List your property with us I We do the rest I We also handle Live Stock on Commission M»1 WALDEN COLO. OFFICERS p, u, MILNKIM'IitH. K. iI.MacCAIiLI'M, Vior Phwt. A.A.III!NTER, Camiii eh North Park Bank Of Walden, Colorado. STcATE BcANK CAPITAL $30,000.00 Transacts a general Banking Business Six per cent per Annum on time Deposits. DIRECTORS F\ E. MILNKK K. .I.UioCALLTM A. J. MOXHOK A. A. HUNTHR ANDREW PKTKH.SON FLETCHER CAMPHEI.L .1 J. lIUNTKH IHE •DENVER, NORTHWESTERN & PACIFIC •RAILWAY COMPANY. “MOFFAT ROAD” Quickest, Cheapest and Rest ’Route hrftoeen cNorth Park •points ana Denver and Eastern Points'. A ■* A •DAILY SERVICE. Special attention paid to cattle shipments. We averaged nine hours from Granby and eleven hours from Kremmling during past season, which sabed shippers freight charges account no shrinkage to cattle. A For any additional information aauress any agent of the company, or W. F. TONES GENERAL TRAFFIC MANAGER DENVER, COLO. BLACKSMITHS HORSE SHOERS SIEBERT BROS. At the old Richard shop by the Central Livery Barn WALDEN, COLO. i-' i . \ Walden Laramie Is the Cheapest and the Quickest way to Denver. It makes connection with the night train. The North Park Stage Co. Geo. W. Trabing, Mngr. ■ . ■ I. THE WALDEN BAKERY The Place to get first class Bread, Cakes, and Pastry Special Orders Receive Special Attention Telephone us your Orders at Walden 30 T. J.ZIPFEL, Propr. % ~ ' 'v LARAMIE, HAHNS PEAK and PACIFIC RAILWAY "THE LARAMIE PLAINS ROUTE" Trains Daily Except Sunday Between LARAMIE and CENTENNIAL, WYO. Special Service on Live Stock Through Rates to all Market Centers Via Union Pari fie Direct Connection Made at Laramie For Rates and Other Information Call or Write I. W. EMMONS TRAFFIC MANAGER LARAMIE WYOMING THE NEW ERA THE NEW ERA PRINTING & PUBLISHING COMPANY Alfred H. Law, Manager and Editor A Republican newspaper devoted to the interests of Walden and the North Park. SUBSCRIPTION RATES* One Year $2.00 I Six Months * 1.00 Three Months .f»0 Advertising rates given on application. PUBLISHED EACH THURSDAY. Entered as second-class matter March ,1000, at the post office at Walden, Col j orado, under Art of Congress of March 11, 1871). Here shall the Press the cause of Truth maintain, unawed hy Influence and unbrihed by (lain. Editorial. ; t ...J Paternalism or Democracy? Late agitation of matters in con nection with the Forest Reserves. Coal Reserves, and possible Arid Land Reserves, brings to mind the broad social trend of such move ments. The opening skirmishes of the contest are even nosv in progress between the forces working for national socialism, in "the scientific sense and the forces working for national democracy, in the scien tific sense. The United States government in pioneer days was necessarily democratic. The citi zen was so remote from the seat of government and so little de pendent on any neighbors that he ran his own business and took care of himself with the minimum of governmental interference and pro tection. That is true democracy. There is a political party of the name “Socialist" which is so ac curately labeled no discussion is needed. In itself the political party is a good thing. It is an open expression of certain political views and as such has its proper place in a democratic country. The prac tice of their propaganda would of course be one form of paternalism in government, but not the one of which the United States is possibly coming under dominion. The paternalism most likely to come in force in this country if not checked soon is the result of an attempt on the part of an almost too vigorous national administra tion to conserve natural resources which in exploitation appeared to be partially wasted. The attempt in the form made is a definite move in the direction of the despotic brand of paternalism in vogue in Germany: the best form of govern ment in the world with an honest, omniscient head and the worst with less than a God to administer it. This progress in the direction of a centralized paternalistic national government if proceeded with to the end can have but two results: either National State Socialism the better of the two, or. if the vot ers fail to get control of the move ment. Despotism. The latter is in our opinion the more probable if the movement cannot be checked or diverted. There exist fields for activity which are national government monopolies coinage and banking, army and navy, civil and police ad ministration of justice, the Panama canal, postal service and many others which afford an outlet for all the energies of a national ad- j ministration without dragging the country toward paternalism with a strong flavor of despotism about it by an absolutely narrow regulation of th* remaining public domain. The logical .ultimate outcome of late national administrative policy is at best socialism: at worst, des potism. unless something can be done to change the kind bf admin istrative progress. We beiieve a majority of the men and women in this nation would prefer the chances of oren. free competition with their fellows un der a government which confines operations to the police duties of a ; purely democratic administration to being protected and hog tied by a government which would regu late their minutest acts to a stand ard form for everybody. If they do desire this change, the thing for the people to do is to bring social pressure to bear on the administra tion in office and upon the legisla tors in office for what they want. It would have done no good to elect a demagogue who promised miracles, and having elected a con servative of considerable inertia, it is up to us to move him the way we want him to go. If we want a free government let the Washington bu reaus know we are after it and put our demands in concrete form. If a majority of all voters want the same thing, or if the administration thinks they do. the administration will be only too glad to do the thing that may give a second term in of fice. It is in the power of the elec torate to choose whether to be ruled autocratically, socialistically or democratically, but the nation is even now at the parting of the ways, and the choice must be made promptly and insisted on vigorous ly or the present drift of events will take Uncle Samuel down the road that leads in one branch di rect to despotism and in the other 'round by socialism to despotism. The claims are made the timber 1 conserves water in summer and I that timber must be grown by the government to keep us from running entirely out of lumber. We 1 want to say that it is a fact well known to all mountaineers that the best late summer water supply comes only from drifts of snow which lie above timberline. It is the snow above timberline we al ways look at from the plains to see whether we get late water or not. and no creek heading in the timber ever was reliable for late supply. We "'ant to say further that we learned through bulletins of the ag ricultural department that in many otherwise unprofitable territories timber is already being grown for market in half the time and better timber than is the rule in our pine forested mountains. One more consideration: All property de veloped by opening public domain is taxable. Closed domain is a dead expense. Does Uncle Sam want to be land poor? The situation being established. 1 the next concrete action to demand lis the first consideration. To the ' Rocky Mountain region the prop osition offers immediate solution. The public land policy of the ad ministration must be reformed. We have no quarrel with minor officers. They are in the main good enough fellows who have their orders to carry out or loose their jobs. But we do have someteing to put up to the Washington administration in the way of advice about land re serves and the public lands. In the first place the west is settled by pioneers. It is only a little developed industrially. Free dom to appropriate and exploit nat ural resources found is absolutely necessary to pioneer industrial de velopment. and scarcely one-tenth of such pioneering is complete in the state of Colorado, and less than one twentieth in Wyoming. The forest, coal and prospective arid land reserves are in a fairway to curtail such freedom to an ex tent which beyond a doqbt can make all the difference between prosperity and bankruptcy for the pioneers of the west. Write to your congressman and tell him about it. Write the Secre tary of Agriculture and tell him about it. A few million western ers. each writing once or twice could certainly bring it to their at-: tention. The Contented Tramp. Steinlen, the Parisian humorist, hoc given us a picture of an ancient tramp, with hair and beard as white as wool, who sits In a patch of unoccupied lund on the outskirts of the city at the end of a long suburban thoroughfare, a street that was once a road, perhaps. tfarpp's present share In the world's ieipporglltles. “Un sou dc pain," he soliloquizes, “et deux sous de (abac, la terre peut coptlpuer a turnner."—Lon don Outlook. ] IT DOESN’T COST £ ■C Any more to haul GOOD goods than it does to haul p- J BAD goods. We have the best and want to supply f J your wants. Our motto: "How Good, not How C ■C Cheap." Write us for quotations. p 1 5 GEM CITY GROCERY COMPANY t J Cor. 2nd and Grand Phone 2 Black C J LARAMIE. - - - WYOMINGt When in Laramie STOP at The JOHNSON HOTEL jJ. F. Johnson = = = =-= Proprietor EUROPEAN PLAN a* A A LARAMIE, WYOMING Ewa How Much do You Waste? ! Cl J;, The difference Let ween travelling excuses and the jggy .j cost of along Distance Message often re presen Is wasted money. What’s the use. L-., ’IltY THE TELEI'HONE WA Y T. T u* * THe Colorado Trlrpboxk Co. Philip p. Hoover, Manager. lIOKSI SIIOIIMi A GEN Kit AI, I SPECIALTY It I.ACKSM ITU ING KD WARDS & MCDERMOTT COM. MAIN ST. & FIFTH ST. WALDEN FINK CA Kill AG K »V ALL WORK FULLY WAGON REPAIRING GUARANTEED wy ■■■ A COMPLETE LINE OF ” Stationery, Books, TLLL prescriptions are /V promptly and care- Toilet Articles , , fully compounded. and Drugs Dr. P. W. Fischer PROPRIETOR at the Office Phone Walden 20 NORTH PARK Residence Phone Cedar 20 PHARMACY - - - A- i WHEN IN WALDEN STOP AT Mrs. A Lav Ho\vdei]'s first oleiss frr|( l up to date' \ VVV^YVVVVVVYYVYXrvVVY^rvrSrV’/ i t LARAMIE JEWELRY CO. L Louis Miller Manager, j DEALERS’ IN S Watches, Clocks. Jewtnry, Silverware amt 1 Optical Goods. Watches, Clocks and J Jewelry left with om agent, J. 11. 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