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THE SAGUACHE CRESCENT (Only paper publlmhed in the County Seat) - CHAS. W. OGDEN, IE[:MTOR AND PUBLISHER Published every Th~ay at Saguache, the county seat of Sagtmche County, in the famous San Luis Valley of Colorado. Entered at the post office at Saguache, Colorado, as second class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES $2.00 THE YEAR IN ADVANCE Each of our subscribers will find the date to which his or her suhscription is paid. as shown by our books, printed on the paper or wrapper, following the name of the aubseriber. If there is an error in the date we would be pleased to have our attention called to the fact. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY PAPER (iive Them Their 0w. Medicine President Wilson continues to demand a discrimination be- tween the German people and the German war party, together with a peace without victory. And still we are wondering how Germany could have held out as long as she did, had it not been for the fact that the German people were back of their army. The German people gave their "undefeated" troops a royal reception in Germany after the signing of the armistice, covering them with laurel and Sheering themselves hoarse. Why insist upon discrimi- nation between criminals? Is there such a thing as a good crimi- nal? Can the woHd forget that many of the officers and men of the Carman army came from what we are given to understand should be a class and known as "the German people?" Will the world soon forget what these officers and men did to the women and children of Belgium and France? There can be no peace terms too harsh for such a barbarous nation. Let them pay every man, woman and child, as an example to future generations. If this is done and the terms backed by iron, there need be no fear of such methods again, and no need for any league of nations. Aswell Not So Well At least one of the Democrats who took a teading part in the framing of the legislation of the last congress has become appalled at the result, and intends to obey the call of his conscience and petitently apologize to the house when it reconvenes for the part he played in bringing about the national disorganization. Repre- sen'tative Aswell of Louisiana is the man who initiated the legisla- tion for taking over by the government of the wires and cables. He says he is thoroughly disappointed over the result. He had been led to believe by officials with whom he conferred that gov- ernment operation would lead to a general reduction of rates, in some cases as much as one-ha)f. But not only have the rates not been reduced; but telegraph rates have been increared ~about 20 per cent. "I am the author," humbly confessed Mr. Aswell, "of the resolution that was made the basis of existing law taking over the telegraph and telephone wires for the duration' of the war. I be- lieved in heartily and worked for it faithfully, but I am very frank to state that I am greatly disappointed and discouraged to note the increase of 20 per cent ordered on telegraph rates. I am not yet ready to admit that any such increase is justifiable or nec- essary. "This means the death knell to government control or owner- ship of telegraph, telephone and railroad lines. I owe it to" my people and the congress to apologize for my resolution if govern ment control means increase in rates." We are glad to know that Mr. Aswell's vision at least has penetrated the cloud of Wilsonism and government ownership that seemed to inspire him and his Democratic colleagues. It would have been far better for the country if the predictions of the Re- publicans, since proven to be true, had been followed when the Aswell legislation and similar bills were up for discussion. Apolo- gies cannot repair the damage that has resulted from the experi- ments of the Democrats in upsetting the established order of things and substituting their own untried schemes. The people will be slow to entrust the government again to the control of men Who have brought such disorganization to our railroad and wire systems, and who now seek forgiveness for their misdeeds in abject apologies. i Taft Does Not Represent the Senate iii i i Washington, April 22--The Republican Publicity Association, through its president, Hen. Jonathan Bourne, Jr., today gave out the following statement from its Washington headquarters: Former President Taft's declaration that the thirty-nine sena- tors who signed the protest against the league of nations may now vote to ratify the peace treaty with the supposedly amend- ed league of nations as a part of it, is one more evidence of Mr. Taft's mistaken appraisal of the patriotism, capacity and devotion to a public duty which impels members of the U. S. senate. Those thirty-nine men after the most careful deliberation signed a document in which they declared, that efforts should be immediately directed to the urgent business of negotiating peace terms and that the proposal for a league of nations should then be taken up for careful and serious consideration. It was the mani- fest intention of.the protestants, and was so understood by the country, that the peace treaty and the league of nations should be submitted separately so that each could be considered upon its merits without involving or imperiling the other. Mr. Taft is far from complimentary to the intelligence or in- dependence of mind of these thirty-nine senators when he asserts that they "may well say that the second objection is removed be- cause now to insist upon opposing or amending the league which is web and woof of the peace treaty submitted to them, is to post- pone peace rather than to expedite it." Mr. 'Taft now undertakes to accomplish what has evidently been'the purpose of Presieent Wilson from the beginning-to weave the league of nations into the peace treaty in such a way as to force its adoption regardless of its defects and its surrender of American sovereignty and American interests. Far from being removed, the second objection still stands. The very fact that the league of nations covenafit has been amended is an admission of the importance of considering it as a separate document to be agreed to or rejected solely upon its own merits. If amendments have been proper and necessary in one instance, after President Wilson had solemnly declared that there was ~ reason for each of ~ its provisions, how can it be contended by President Wilson or any- one ~ that farther ~ ~re ~mproper or nece~mry. ........... ...o.. ...... ,7 i. To make the league of notions covenant web and woof of the peace treaty is an imposition upon the senate and a violation of the spirit if not of the letter of that provision of the constitution of the United States which require that treaties shall be made by and with the advice and consent of the senate. Mr. Taft's argu- ment is that the league must be accepted because it is woven into the peace treaty and to insist upon its elimination or amendment would be to postpone peace. That is the very reason why the league covenant should never l~ave been made a part of the peace treaty. That was the reason for the protest signed by the thirty- nine senators and the reason exists today just as it did March 4th when the protest was signed. Front Eloise Shellabarger New York City, March 30, 1919. Dear Mama--We have had a little taste of winter the last two days, but it is nice again today. Friday there was an 80 mile gale and snow, and yes- terday was almost as bad. Some ships in the harber dragged their anchors and went around and some barges were blown out to sea and rescued with a good deal of difficulty. A friend of the Wales' up in Canada, Miss Olive Sutherland, has been in Brooklyn visiting at the house of Sir Henry Japp, the head of tbe British War Mission. He had charge of the purchase of all supplies for England during the war, and for awhile was purchasing $3,1100,00r) worth of goods a day. He was knighted for his services about a year ago, is a Scotchman. Lady Japp and Miss Sutherland called here one day when I was gone, and I went out to see them one day this week. Lady Japp is exceedingly nice and they are all enthusiastic Christian Scientists. I had a very nice evening there, they live in quite an unpretentious manner. Yesterday, in spite of the bad weather, I took Miss Sutherland out to see Bess and went through some of the hospi- tals. There were regular whitecaps in the harbor and the old ferry rolled about quite interestingly. It was cold walking to the hospital from the train, and I was glad Miss Sutherland was from Canada. ~ess took us through the laundry, which I had never seen be- fore. Everything is run by electricity, the washing machines are huge cylin- ders which churn from side to side, in- stead of being wrung the clothes are put in seive-lik things which turn very fast, drawing the water out by cen- trifugal force. Then they are packed in a drier, which is also a big cylinder. Tl~e fuz off the blankets collects in this drier in thick layers and they save it and sell it. Another way they practice economy is to wash all the bandages' and gauze, and volunteer workers come in and straighten out the bandages and roll them. They have a huge mangle, bigger than my room here, then there are fine ironing boards and electric irons. The soldier who was showing us about said he spent his days ironing the nurse's uniforms and Bess said they did them awfully well. The ironing ex- pert had been a farmer and said you bet he was going back to th.. farm when he got out, no more ironing for him, though he could get $6 or $8 a day in a laundry. I wonder if he will h~lp his wiie with the wash or just critlcise if she doesn't do it well. The patients were just having their supper when we got to the kitchen. Those that are up and about eat in long mess rooms, and each fellow has to get his own food, cafeteria style. They were having soup and macaronia and bean$ and I guess some kind of cold meat and prunes. The dishes are white enamel ware, and my, there is a rat- tling and banging where they are washing them. They have dish wash- ingmachines, of course. One of the dishwashers (a very foxy young man who said he had been on the burlesque stage) said they could feed 800 men and wash the dishes in at/ hour There is a separate kitchen presidedover by a dietitian where the special diets are prepared. We saw one youngman ear- nestly making scalloped p~tatoes with cheese which looked as if it was going to be very good. We had tea at the Red Cross house after our walk in the cold and we took the 6:30 bus back to the ferry and had dinner in town at Polly's a famous Greenwich Village restaurant, as I thought Miss Sutherland would enjoy a glimpse of Bohemia. Saturday night is a big night, and we arrived at at~out 8 o'clock, just as things were getting interesting. The basement room was crowded and thick with tobacco smoke. There was all kinds of people, a good many army and navel officers with pretty girls and everybody was smok- ing.' We got a place on a bench where we could see the whole room and ate a leisurely dinner. We had turkey, cran- berry sauce, sweet potatoes and French pastry for desert. Miss Sutherland en- joyed it, as she had never seen a place like that before. A man played th. piano and everybody who felt like il sang, it was great fun watching ann listening to it all. This m~rning the Cook got mixed col the time and came in about an hour la~e and was mad when she found us all in the kitchen getting our own break fast, I hope she wont leave, as she is nice. The one we had before was terror, a regular vixen, I got so I hate,] to go to my meals. It was a wonderful celebration we had Tuesday for the 27th division. I expected to take my chance of gettir.$ a place on the curb some where to see the parade, but about 8 o'clock in the morning Bess phoned that she was J bringing in two tickets f.r-seats i,~ a! grand stand. Bess said she didn't want to go, so Miss CuIver and I went an we had a fine place to see the whole thing. It was right by the "Jewel Arch" which was a beautiful thing o~ glittering prisms, and we were in'tr e second row of the stand, mght t,y th- r street, so that we could see ewry fac i as the boys went by. First there cam. the mounted police escourt and thee a caisson covered with flowers, drawn by i eight horses with a soldier leading eac~ i horse, in honor of the dead. Then came a great service flag borne along lengt~- wise by soldiers, with over 1600 gold stars on it. Then came autos full ,.~ wounded soldiers and driven by mot,,: corps girls. They all seemed happy a, had been showered with flower.~ whi,, they threw back to the nurses thv: knew Finally came General O'Ryan, on a beautiful sorrel horse, he is ve~ trim and solditrly and a fine horseman. He rose from the ranks, was a privat. in the national guard and was promot- ed first on account of his horsemanship. His two aides followed him on mib white horses, and then the rest of his~ staff. After that came column aft..r: column of infantry, machine gunner.-, engineers, etc. There wer~ about 20,-! 00O in, they marched very well, u,; close formation, and were a fin, looking lot. They wore their steel helmets, some h~,d them painted gree and some brown, with the divlsi,)n b,- signia in red. It certainly was an im-i posing spectacle. Just such a thing as the old Romans used to have, triumph- al arch and all. The crewels were perhaps the most interesting part of it all, thousand.,I massed on every block from Washing- ton Square to l[0tb street. They kep: surging forward and being pushed baci, by the police, who were assisted b~ home guards and Boy Scouts. I exp, c it was about the biggest day ,ew Yor*, ! has ever had, except the peace celebra- tion. MINERAL tlOT ~PI¢ING A. T. Gray and family and Mrs H:. and family of Moffat, and the Misso Stubbs of Saguaehe, took Easter dif her with the Dunshee family." Jack Waldron and family and Rub, Phillips were up from Moffat last .~un day afternoon seeing the sights. Mr T-mpkins came up fr-m Moff this week t,, work for R Dunshee. Mr. Phillips, the ph(me man, was u from Moffat Sunday "fixing the ph-ne.- The weather is fine and everybod) i thinking of planting garden. Alex Russell was over from S,. guache Saturday -n business.. R. Dunshee has a crew of men at work putting in new pipes in the poe: and hopes to have the pool ready b) next Sunday. Quite a crowd from Saguache wa~ over Sund~y to see the war tank. Francis Wilcox went to Salida Satu, urday to visi, the home folks, returt, ing Monday evening. "Your daughter plays some , ery r, bust pieces." "'She's got a young ma in the parh)r," growled her fath ".ndthat loud music is to drown t s-und of ma washing the dishes•". Colrilttissioners in Session Proceedings of the h,mrd counfy commission. era. third day, Apri( term, April 11, 1919. Par*nest to the celt .f Chairman Shippey th, board met at 1 ~'ciock p. m. a, which term thor, were present A. V. [~hlppey, Chairman .f B.ard. Adam K. Da}trich, ('ommi~sioner. George W,~dard, ( k,mmissi,mer. J, ~.lzia Johnst,m, County Atty. Birt Clare, Clerk of Board. Bills against the county were considered anti disposed of as is shown by the bill b~)k. On motion duly made, seconded and unani- mously carried the following resolution wa~ adopted: Be ~t resolved that, Wherea., there has been warrant for the stun (,f It,roe thousand one hun dr*d e/~ht~-t.ina and 85-190 ($3,189.85) dollar- drawn ,,n the road fund of the county in pa~- meat for metal culverts, when in fact t~he war. rant should hays been drawn on the bridge fund Therefore be it resot~e~ that the said sam b~ and the name le hereby transferred from th~ bridg~ fund to the road fund ot the county t~, cover the said warrant. Ba it further resolved that the county treas- urer be and she Is hereby auth,,mzed and in- structed to at) transfer the sa~d amount e9 ah~tv. provided and that a eerUfi~t copy hereof char ~e her 0nffictent authority therefor. A- ~(. ~hippey, Chairman. :Now on th s lath day of April 1919, the boar being in special session with all members of to~ board prc,ent the following proceedings weft, had and entered .f racer., Tha hoard having under consideration th* chanse of the location of the present state high- way over H,mgi~nd hill to fl,llow a water grad, up the t4agnaclle river. Therenp.n the board after a hearing ,m the said matter and upon carefu~ investigation finds: I Thug the propoPed ~t~e of t~ ~ hi~l~wa3, will be on a water ~rade, of the same length u the present road over Hoagiand hill, end reason- able in coat of construction and maintenance. Yhe board further finds, that the state high- way from Saguache to Coehet~pa ha* heretofore been used as a mail route, conveying U. S. mail Crom Sa~uache to Lake City. that steps ar~ n,,w being taken to establish a mail route fr-m ~agneche t~ Co~hetope over the eeid state high- way. That the proposed mail route will serve about ninety ra~,ches and more than three hun- dred people who now have no mail 0ervice. That ~he eeid vr~poned mail route will give mail ~r- vie- to air the rancher and Imople living on m n~ar the 8aguache river between the town of Sa- ~uacbe and the Cochetopa. Therefore in consideration of the premises, th~ b,,ard do approve the said proposed change a,,d do hereby pray the State Highway Commission to grant the enid change more particularly de- scribed ae follows, to-wit: Leaving that portion ,,f the state highway now going over Headland ~ill near the northwest corner of section 5, i,, U~wnship 4~ N. of R. 7 E. N. M., thence north ,,ue and one.half mile~ to the state highway kn.wn as toe Cr~k road, thence along the esld Cr~k road to e point east of Castle Rock thence nhangius the pre~nt route to 0oath side of Sagnache creek, and thence along the ~outh bank of 8sguanhe nreek until you rejoin the )ree~nt road over Hmqlhtnd hill at the mouth of Mill creek. The exact location of the said t~haOge to be determined by n location survey. B~ it further resolved that a public necessity exists therefor, and that wa ever prey the State t/ighwey Commiuion to grant the said change, ~ive state aid in the construction thereof and use ,to beat effort~ to the end thet federal aid ' • ranted in the construction and maintenance of the said proposed mail route to Coehetopa. T~at a certified copy of throe proceedings b~ ~ent to the e;tate Highway Commission for its • pprova[ and action thereon. In witnete whereof, the said board of count} commissioners have hereunto set its hand and mused the seal ot the *aid county to be afl~xeo ~t ~aguache this ttth d~y of April t919, A. V. Sh~ppey, Chairman. Attest: BirtClare, Clerk. Now on this llth day of April 19190 the board )eing in special Hies with all me~tberi of the ~rd present, the toBowtng proeeadings were had and entered of record. In the matter of setablmhln~ a state highway between Sagaacbe and Rio Grende county, the blmrd at a joint m~etint, with the board of conn- ty commissioners of Rio Grands county, the board finds that the rsaolntion haretofore adopt- ed by this board should be amended in thin t~- spact to-wit: that a state highway be Ntebhshed commons- mg at the southwest corner of township 41, N of It 8 E, thence rnnnmg wset six mtlsa, theno~ south one mile, thence went to the Rio Gt-~md~ canal, thence southwest along the east bank ,,f the said canal until the same mtareeete the Dei Norte.Sagaeohe road. That a public neee~it~ exists therefor. rhat a certified copy hereof be sent to th ~tate Hsghway Commission for its consideratio© and action. Adopted b~ the board. A. V. Ship,y, Chairman. Attest: Birt Clare, Clerk. OONTRAO~ 8agueche, Colo., 11, 1919. This contract entered into by and betwean the 8~gn~he County Lbr. Co hereafter known a* the party of the first ~art. And the County Of • ~agaaehe, Colo., l~rty of the sacond part. Wit- no,moth: That the party of the fl~t part for an d in th. c ,ns*derations hereafter eel forth, hereby agr*el t,, braid three cement bridges, desigaated u brid~es No. I, 2 and 3 aooot~dmg to the accepter plane and specifications thereof, and to do the name in a good workmanlike manner, also to do ~he above m~ntionod work ~nst u eooa ae the wt~ther condittonO will allow. The party of the first part further agre~ to furnish relsun to the party of the ~cond part for all material and la- bor ased on sa~d work if required. The partyof the e~pond part hereby agreee to the above conditi,me and further agrees to pay the party of the first part the sum of two thorn- and ($Z.O00) dollar* for said work ~ follows: payment of 75 per coat of the amount bid on each bridge on the completion of each bridge. the baJanee of 25 per cent on the aeaeptanee ot the,~ntire work. It is hereby mutually a~re~t My the partie~ hereto that the sketch and spsei' ticatlons on file with the county e~erk shall tm~ • o,ne a part of this contract, together with toe hid on enid work. It ie further agreed by the parties hereto thaf in case that gravel suitable for the work on • ,ridges No. I and 2 can be obtained near th~ w.rrk that the sum of $50 shall be deducted from he contract. In witue~ whereof, the said lmrtise have here. unto, set their hands and seats this 12th day of tpril, 1919. The Sagaavbe Co. Lbr. Co. By W. C. Briggs, Manager, Party of lot Part. The Board of County Commimionem. By A. V. Shippe~, Chairman. Attest: Birt Clare, Clerk. County Commissioner Angult Wells, Scott Carroll, W. S. Johnson, Louis Eieheurodt, L. A t{oark. A. F. (Moley and C. W. Penman of Rio • /rends County met with the board in the iutar- ~t,,f the 8aguaehe end Dsi Naris state high- way No. 68 and the following rmolutione were" ,node and adopted by the board: The board of county commissioners of Ba- • macho county, in special e~mlon, Commiuion2 .re W(mdard and 8hippey betas present, upon heariu~ and invmt~aation of the Dei Nora- gauche state highway find that it is imperetiv~ t, nat all of enid highway should be grltdad an,, repaired in order to make it pemsible for autoistl aud all other forms of travel: also th,,t said high. way wee formerly a I~tar mail route and thai ,me fourteen mzlse of it is now used ea a StaZ :nail route, and petitions are now being circulat- ,I along said route and m Del Notre end Sa- ~uache as well for the re-eatabltshmant ef a mail ,,ntC batweea Sa~uache and De~l Notre, that .neh a marl route will serve a large uumb~r of rmere who are now entireI.F without mail set- v,ce, that thts r~m4 is a coonectiag hnk batwean ,he Ita,nbow route pasax~ through 8eqlnaehe ;t,.d the Simntsh rrefl puainS through I~l • .rte and is a very important portion of tweon the state eap*tal and the ~muthwsetaru ~, ,rdon of the state, Be it re~,lved, by the board of coun~ eommts- ~l,,ners of ~uache county that 8aguache noun- ! r~y go on r~cord as standing for immediate con- i.'ruction ot the [~auache-Del Notre highway ~.d ready to otmperate with the State Highway .remission and the federal government in tmilding said road. Be it further reeolred, that the board of coun- ty e~mmieeionere of Sa~tanhe coanty nm~ all ,egitimate menus aud argument in ~mring the and .f the ~tate Highway Commiesion and also aid from the federal government under the t~ml and prey/siena of the Bankhead bill •mending the Federal Aid Act which win agreed ,~pou between the house and aenete Feb. l &. V. Shippe¥, Chairman. The board adjourned to mast May 1, 1919. A. V. Shippe¥, Chairman. Birt Clare, Clerk of Board. List of bili~ allowed at the April 11, 19!9,meet ill! t~O Hubbard Abbott list of land .......... $ 4 00 I Hubert Work care poor ............... 40 $2 ? C~nter Farmer* stOre sup Door ....... 9 8.5 • ~ J M Carsou ro~d work ................ 4~ 40 4 Carl Williams road work ............. 98 O~ • ~ J T Martin road work ................ 7 I~0 D. W. REED, M. D. Physician and Surgeon Special Attenthm to gYE' EAR. NOSg AND .~a]ts promptly answarod day or Dr. S. O. S I~esident Dentist Saguaohe, Colo, No Charge Dr. L. L. Veterinarian Office phone Residence Monte 99 Monte 45 Monte Vista, Colo. PALMER & BI L~wyers SaguaChe W. F. BOYD, Notary Saguache County Bank Sanitary Tonsorial tat CRv. r Vla~tge, Shampooing, Hot and fold Baths ~atisfaction the uache County aud Investment MSTAMI.I~PIMD ~INOM /i@~ OAP/TA/- ~T'OOK ,11~0#000 ,batrset~ of time to mining, ,,rea~e property promptly a~d r~tat0 Oflicerl: W, T. A~m~, President W. M. 8x~. tteo'v and M'g'r SHOE -Bring in your, and Shoes and h~ them repairedby expert Shoemaker at reasonable charges. JOHN MOLINARO Two II~ors West &. L. Real BARGAINS IN Towfl Or Property THI] 8T. JAMH8 IV. 1t. Bartholomew~ Mng'~" DMNVER, 00/-0. OHE HUHDRED AND ROOMS, FIFll WITH BATi* BB'rw~IN f~YIf AND ee'rH ON OURW~ In the Heart of the City Nek~ ALL TlleATERS Rooms Without Bath St. andUp With Bath, Singl~ $t.50 Special Notice We have a great many frien& throughout the San Luis valley and our eomhined efforts are with them to make it pleasant for their while with us. N0! Your'e wrongif you the fellow when he "This is just as good or that is ter than FRETNOT"--there's no~ such animaI'FRETNOT stands alone in this world of work and worry, you can cut out most of the work avd all of the worry by using Fret~ot wash day, We send it:by mail post paid or loll it over the counter for 10e per and give back your money i£not isfled. The newly driven anew is whiter than clothes washed in NOT and neap. Means & Asttley Mere. Agents" ~iFsb0