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II I II II I I THE SAGUACHE CRESCENT (Only paper published in the County Seat) CHAS. W. OGDEN, E DI'r0R AI~ID PUBLISHER Published every Thursday at Saguache, the calmty seat of Saguache 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 tN ADVANCE Each of our subscribers will find the date to which his or her subscription is paid, as showla by our books, printed on the paper or wrapper, following the hi'me of the mlbscriber. If there is an error in the date we would be pleased to have our attention called to the fact. OFFICIAL CII~ AND COUNTY PAPER o ....... i r i The League of Nations In a word, Mr. President, this league means that American boys shall police the world; that all the tottering nations of the earth shall be upheld by our blood and our bone; that Europe, Asia and Africa may draw upon us in their every dispute and quarrel; that our nation will be at the mercy of European and Japanese diplomots, who never had and never will have any sym- pathy with our aspirations or our ideals; that we, wit~ our glor- ious past shall guarantee the territorial integrity of every country on earth and the bondage of every suffering people in anguish begging for freedom; ~that we destroy our Monroe doctrine and submit controversies on the American hemisphere to determination by foreign powers. It means that I must abandon the lessons of my youth, whieh until this moment ha~e been the creed of my manhood, of American ideals, American principles and American patriotism; that I must deny the Americanism I taught my chil- dren and that under God's blessings I hope to teach my grand- children. It means the halting and betrayal of new-world liberal- ism, the triumph of cynical old-world diplomacy, the humiliation and end of American idealism. Certain partisan gentlemen have of late been making the is- sue partisanly. For one I make the issue with them. It is not one political party or the other. The issue is the Republic; the Republic that Washington gave us, that Lincoln saved for us, whose traditions and ideals have been so gloriously upheld by our valiant sons abroad: The issue is America. And I am American. --Speech of Hun. Hiram Johnson of California, in the U. S. Sen- ate, June 2, 1919. Why the Check Failed to Come Somebody mailed to the Drovers Telegram the followirig. It had no name signed to it: Dear Sir:--F(;r the following reasons I am unable to send you the eheckyou have asked for: I have been held .up, held down, sand-bagged, walked on, flattened out and squeezed; first by the United States government for federal war tax, the excess profits tax, liberty loan bonds, thrift, capital stock tax, merchant's license and auto tax, and by every society and organization that the mind of man can invent, to extract what I may or may not possess; from the society of St. John the Baptist to the G. A. R., the woman's relief, the navy league, the Red Cross, the Black Cross, the Purple Cross, the Double Cross, the children's home, the Dorcas society, the Y. M. C. M., the Y. W. C. A., the boy scouts, the Jewish relief, and every church and hospital in town. The government has so governed my business that I don't know who owns it, I am inspected, suspected, examined and re- examined, informed, misinformed, required and commanded, so I don't know whoIam, whereIam, orwhy I am. All I know is that I am supposed to be an inexhaustible supply of money for every known need, desi~'e or hope of the human race; and because I will not sell all I have and go out and beg, borrow or steal money to give away, I have been ~cussed, discussed, boycotted, talked to, talked about, lied to, lied about, held up, hung. up, rob- bed and nearly ruined; the only reason I am clinging to life is to see what in h--ll is coming next. There is no one in particular whom we could single out as having sent the above to this office. It might have been written by any one of the 110,000,000 people in this country.--Drovers Telegram. Fine i State of Affairs The people have been ififormed the high cost of livfng was due to wilfull profiteering on the part of the manufacturers, and in many instances the retailers. Information being brought out, however, indicate, the troubles lies almost wholly with certain classes demanding excessive wages and at the same time reducing production. The coal miners now insist on an increase of 60 per cent in wages, a five day week and a six hour day. That would mean not only the 60 per cent increase, but it would mean that they would be producing less than three-fourths as much coal in a week as they are now producing. And all this, so press reports advise, will mean if the operators grant the demand, an added tax on the people of che nation a round billion dollars a year. If the operators refuse to grant the demands then the miners say they will close down every mine in the nation. Fine state of affairs, isn't it? The trouble is the people are seldom given the truth about these matters through the daily press. This class of publi- cations eater to the destructive and the vicious. Pueblo with its steel mills closed and a pay roll of a million dollars a month is now feeling the effects of the daily press method of playing up the de- structive and decrying the constructive. There is coming a reversal of sentiment among the people as the truth seeps to them through the country press, and that senti- ment is growing against all organizatiOns that invoke the law of jungle that might is right and with an administration that offers them encouragement, makes demands which when granted, means a further tilt in the necessities of life. We all want to be fair and just, but the people of the country can see no fairness and justice in such demands as are now being made by the coal miners, for instance,'and certainly it is un-American for them or any other organization to use the character of threat they are using. The damnable Adamson law which was passed because of a vicious threat, is responsible for many of our "troubles and we are all com- mencing to believe the real profiteer is not the producers; the manufacturers, nor yet the retailers, but the labor leaders who are insisting on wages wholly out of keeping with the service per- formed and not dernanded because of any living expense. The Unexplainable Americans are doing business with the Germans and proceed: ing much as if nothing had happened. Yet union railway men will not even handle ears turned over to them by non-union switchmen, even though the otl~er workers be their neighbors. What is there about membership in a union that seems to poison the courtesies and decencies of'human associations? What is there about it that makes a man put it above and beyond the welfare of his friends, his family and his country? Is the average worker such an easy prey of the agitator?--Los Angeles Times. When General Grant Visited This Country Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 15. 1919. Mr. Editor--In the summer of 1880, General U. S. Grant, then our ex- president, returning from his famous trip around the world arrived in San' Francisco. In making his trip across the conti- nent to the east he stopped off in Den- ver to visit with his old army friend, ex-Governor John L. ,Rutt, who had; served in Grant s cabinet as assistant [ postmaster general. At that time all l eyes were turned to the Gunnison coun- I try, and all the talk throughout Colo- rado and the entire country was of the wonderful rich silver mines and strikes being made in that country. No ex- citement since the Comstock days had African mine operator Marshall Webb i came out for three summers from New i York, always shipping a barrel of whiskey out as a necessary part of the commisary. The mill never did make but one'run and then the workmen stole the silver amalgam from the clean up. That mill was brought in early in the spring on snow sleds. One of the first items sleded in was a safe big enough almost for a Ford garage, which simply goes to show the folly a bad manage- ment in building a mill before it was known that they had ore that could be treated. B. Field had come out from Chicago to represent John Farwell who had mining interests in the district. He brought his wife, son Edward and two charming daughters, who were the leaders in the social life of the camp, compared with the rush that was on to but the daughters did not last long. tf get into that country. Wishing to en- i there had been a dozen of them no terrain General Grdnt in true western doubt they would have gone just as hospitality there was nothing else to do, quickly Miss Ads Field became the so Governor Routt invited him to make i wife of Frank Kelsey of Wisconsin and the trip, though there were no railroads they moved to Los Angeles, where Mr. into that country. Kelsey is engaged in the insurance Edward Field, the son is engaged in the fruit business in San Jose, Calif,-- Gunnison Empire. Rangers Examination Several of the young men of Sa- guache have made application to take the annual rangers examination which will be held in the office of the super- visor in Saguache, Oct. 25. The forest service is desirous of securing elibibles~ for the position of ranger and are of- fering special indueements to those who may be found proficient in the pre- scribed examinatihn. Blanks may be secured from any forest officer, either upon personal appiication or upon re- questby mail. All information con- cerning the examination or duties of a ranger will be gladly given by your nearest ranger or by the office in Sa- guache~ ~Want Laundries Some of the best business openings in Colorado are for the establishment of laundries in some of the smaller cit- ies and ]ar~,er towns of the state. The State Immigration Bureau in its annual opportunity survey found that an un- usually large number of good Colorado towns are without laundries and the people of these towns are anxious to have the town laundry done at home instead of being sent to the nearest town having a laundry. Anyone who knows anything about the laundry busi- ness. who has some money to invest and is looking for a good location for a laundry can find out just where to go by writing to the Colorado State Board of Immigration. So the party was made up of General business to this day. Miss Ella Field Grant, Fred Grant, his son, Major Judge Maynard Stiles and they haveI Fancy Pig Prices Smith of the U. S. army and ex-Gover- I resided for many years in Charleston, I . " . --- i ,V ma ud e Walter Brlggs, Norval ~Clark and nor Routt. They took passage on the ~ ~ eat Virgi " . J g Stiles was a[ Peter Pratt three Seward county, Ne South Park train from Denver to Buena young Harvard graduate, a nephew of I ' ' - braska, boys who led all boys as judges Vista, there they took a pair of horses ex-Mayor~ B. Stiles of Denver. He came I .... " " , * ..... at the state law will make u the "ud - and spring wagon, drove to Tm i,up, mto camp into .1880, ostenmbly to prac- P J g thence down Taylor river to Jack's, thence to Goethic, thence to Crested Butte, Irwin and out to Gunnison and over Marshall pass,. No greater ova- tion is tendered President Wilson in crossing the continent in this day and age than was given Grant on that occa- sion, at least in spirit if not in number. We, in Irwin were notified as to the day and hour that they would arrive. A committee of prominent men were appointed and on mounted steeds went prancing down the gulch to the edge of town. Charley Shackleford, brother to Judge Shackleford, as spokesman wav- ed his arms as he soared into an orator- ical. flight, welcoming to our city the distinguished visitors. Then wheeling into line, leading the procession into town. An effort had been made to organize a band, a bass and kettle drum was as far as the effort had gone, and these drummers were loaded into a spring wagon drawn by two little old mules and it was a sight to behold to see those little mules straining and wheezing to get up the hill while the drummers bumpty bump, bump in their wagon preceding the Grant party. While the general smiled at the specta- cle t) think he had been entertained by all the foreign potentatetb now to be tortured in such a manner away up in a mining camp in the Elk mountains in Colorado. We marched up to the Ruby Chief mine and back to the Good Enough mill where Marshall Webb had prepared a banquet. It was sure one regal time, as we had two mayors, Ed Trevor, mayor of Irwin and C. Christopher, mayor of Ruby, and as the latter was more active and suave in introducing and entertaining, it made Trevor very jealous, so he refused to go to the ban- quet, but proceeded to the saloons, got drunk, amused himself and terrorized everyone all the evening by throwing up silver dollars and shooting at them. The visitors lodged at the hotel and the next morning I was walking down the street with Governor Routt on my right, our attention was called to a man standing in a cabin door on the right and he at once picked up a gun and took aim at us. In an instant Gov- ernor Routt jumped behind me, leav- ing me exposed as a target and said: "Look at that man. he is going to shoot." It proved to be Ed Trevor the mayor, still dazed from his spree, and when I spoVe quickly he dropped the gun. I heard years afterwarde that he came to an untimely end in New Mex- ico by maMng some such foolish break on some one who took him in earnest and shot first. As the Grant party passed up by Lake Brennan, B. F. Field rushed out from his house extending his hand to greet and at the same time he says: "General this little stream you are about to cross, the boys call S-- of B-- creek." The general said that he thought it would be more appropriate to call it Carl Schruz creek. It was well known at that time that for some rea- son Grant very much disliked Carl Schurz. Never before or since has Ir- win had such an event as the Grant visit. Gunnison likewise made a big to do over his visit by giving a banquet and a ball. Marshall Webb was the son of Com- mander Webb, the rich shipbuilder of New York, who had been induced to put his money into the Amalgamating mill built by Prol: Jacobs and at one time Charley Butters was on the con- I struction job of the mill., tie after-I wards grew rich and famou~ as a South i D.W. REED, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 8~cial Attantt,)n to EYE' EAR, NOSE AND THROAT Calls promptly answered day or night Dr. S. O. SWARTZ Resident Dentist Saguache, Cole, No Charge For Examination PALMER & BURFORD Lc~wyers Saguache Colorado S. M. TRUE ATTORNEY AT LAW ()VER RIEANS & ASHLEY SAGUACHi~, COLORADO JOHN D. ~/EHRLE ~ttorney - at - Lax~ Practice in all Courts Office Phone 34 Residence Phone 18 Center Colorado d. EL.ZIA ,JOI"INSTDN COUNTY ATTORNEY Special Attention to Practice before the Land ~)n~ce and Department of Interior Office 2nd floor Court Hou-o, SAGUAOHE, OOLORACO i tice law; being an all round sportsman : and a jolly tellow, he took pleasure and time in hunting elk, deer and bear. In, deed when the deep snows of the win- ter of 8L82 closed the road to travel in and out, i~ was Judge Stiles' jerked venison that supplied the camp with meat. He was tall, a regular athlete, strictly temperate, and a good singer. In the winter of 81-82 the crew on the Forest Queen mine was all German, under the foreman Jake Pressler. These Germans when off shift would gather in" a saloon and order beer by the gal- lon, not by the glass, and would sing their German songs lustily, we would then delight to hunt up Stiles to get him to sing our American patriotic songs and he would sing for dear life, but not a drop of" their beer would he touch. Mr. Field, along with Edward Copley and a few others attempted to keep up a church organization in tha~ wicked, ungodly, rip-roaring mining can~p, l~e and Mrs. Field have gone to their etarnal reward many years ago, while ing team, at Sicux City fair and three Omaha girls who won highest honors as n .. an , ~ a canning demonstration team at the I5unitary 'r0ns0rlal rarl0rs state fair will 2onstitute the canning] ART OREGER Pron team Walter Briggs exhibited pigs M "'h ., _:r' . .......... I assage, S ampoomg, ~lngelng, tna~ captures cwen~y~one prizes ac me ! U-* _,a t._.J w,_,L_ state fair, eighteen of them in an open [ . ..~t ~.IIU ILsWlU iI~tll~ class of 183 pigs under six months. He ~ Sahsfachon Guaranteed sold one litter of pigs recently for $5000. --Fort Collins News Notes. The Saguaohe~ ty-0un- Abstral Be it Ever so Hulnble There is no place like home. That is an old 'song but a greater truth. There is a great difference be- tween a home owner and a renter. The difference is as great as between a land owner anda tenant farmer. The home owner pays taxes and insurance, but he pays no rents. The improve- ments he makes and the increase in vah]e of property are all his. Banks and commercial clubs can do no better service t~an to enable people to own their homes. Build a home and own a home are as vital as get a wife and raise a family. and Investment Company ESTABLISHED ~INOE 18~ OAPITAI. ~TOOK 4BlO~O00 Ab~traota of title to mining, town or aereaga property promptly furnished Real Estate Fire Insurance Officers: W.T. ASHLEY, President W. M Sv.A~., 8eo'y and M'g'r W. F. BOYD, Notary Public Saguache County Bank SHOE SHOP KBring in your Boots and Shoes and hvae them repaired by an expert Shoemaker at very reasonable charges." " Bradslreet '0""0'"'" Two Doors Weat of Teleehone Office ii i. Tires and Tubes L. Have Arrived= Now Distri. Here 0s The Road C m Inints i)elcc[s or any Cause Write me,, eal BARGAINS IN Town or Property THE ST JAMES IV. 1t. Bartholomew, Mng',r DENVER, OOLO. ONE HUNDRED AND ROOMS, FIFTY WITH BA 6c0, McMiilon Alam0sa, - . Colorado We stead back of-the 7@@@ mile uarantce. Rooms Without Bath $1. and UP With Bath, Special Notice We have a great many friend~ throughout the San Luis valley svd our combined efforts are with the~ to make it pleasant for their while with us.