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(Only paper publ~hed in the County Seat) CHAS. W; OGDEN, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER Thursday at Saguache, the county 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 IN ADVANCE Eseh of our subscribers will find the date to which his or hey subscription is as shown by our books, printed on the paper or wrapper, following the If there is an error in the date we would be plea~d to f~. OFFICIAL CItY AND COUNTY PAP~ER Bone-dry Colorado.- Republicans will control both houses of congress. The government has built recently ships enough to sustain its own view, carry its own stuff aud carry freight for its friends. i And what about ships that the country has built with hun- dreds of millions taken from the pockets of citizens. i Noland, Bradford and Taylor, only Democrats on the state ticket elected. The Gold Dust Twins are well advertised and they sure will do some cleaning. | Control of the seas will clay an important part io the after- the-war world. We learn offcmllv that the allies do not agree with Mr. Wilson's view about free seas. It was said, after the congressman% defeat, Keating grabbed hm grip, slamed the door alter him, cussed the town, swore he never would return to the once dear old home, Pueblo. ii i This is a very nice mixed up election. Anybody can find something about which to say "I t01d you so." It is an election of qtusHons. []ere are some: What is to become of the railroads? The people have been taxed to rebuild, and finance them. Will the newly elected Republicans say "The thing to do now is hand these properties, rebuilt at public expense,, back to private owner- ship?" Creeling Mr. Hughes characterized as "false" the statements on pro- gress of production of airplanes given out last February through the committee on Public Information, with the evident intention of creating in the minds of the people a misplaced confidence in their officials at Washington. Ia other words the very committee charged with the du!y of separating war truth from war fiction handed out to the press just plain lies for the peopls to feed upon. The president was cognizant of those statements when they were baaed, or if not, he should have been for they involved the very question that was uppermost in the public mind. How does this method of publicity differ trom that pursued toward the German people by the Kaiser and his lieutenants? i Pretty Late The repeated attemp~ that have been made by Senator Wes- ley L. Jones of Washington and others to permit army officers to purchase uniforms at cost price from the quartermaster stores have at last borne fruit." It is announced by the War department that on and after December 1st both ready-to-wear uniforms a,dcloth for made to order uniforms may be obtained by officers from sever of the principal quartermaster depots. The privilege will be ex- tended to other points as soon as Ihe cloth becomes available. Sen- ator Jones has called to his attention many cases of gross profit- eering at the expense of officers, who have been required hereto- t~ore to equip themse:ves from private manufacturers. The new order of things will be hailed by them as a great relief. Stole Away The Star-Journal said Keating left ~ ednesday night ~or the east without bidding good-bye to his supporters. All he had to do was to grab his grip and scoot, and ",ike the Arabs, as silently ~tea| away." It is doubtful if he ever comes to a Pueblo hotel again and claim it as his home. Certainly not as a congressman in ~his district. He is certainly the smoolhsst political con man that ever hovered over and about Colorado. (3hairman Will H~ Hayes of the national Republican commit- tee took Mr. Wiison's measure right off the reel after he issued his manifesto,to Democrats to support Democratic r.ongressmen, and the result is that the next house will stand about 284 Republican to 198 Democrats and three on the fence. The senate will be dose with the chances in favor of the Republicans. This shows that a man who can organize can get results and Mr. Hayes has succeeded.~ Iu~920 it will be a clean sweep, president and. all.-. i Pueblo Opinion. , ,. - Discovering Things The Tariff Commission has at last discovered t hat Japan has superceded Germany in a large degree in the manufacture of surgi- ' " W ' " cal instruments for sale m the American market. Now on t zt be kind enough to discover that blades for Apnerican razors are t:e- ing made in Japan and that textiles for American wear are being m~e in Japan from American cotton, and that a mu!titude of other commodities that should be made in the Ualted States for ~rican use are being u~ade by the crafty J~ps. We have no adieu against the Japs but we confess to a mighty strong re'e- ve against ~n favor of Americans--a prejudice not shared by political party that threw down the bars that protected the " destructive competition of cheap la- bor abroad. We wish Japan and her people success and prosperio things for our people first, avd |o that end a restoration| of the protective tari~' that will result in surgical instrumen'ts, razor" blades, scissors, clothed workmen. We do not believe in the removal of economic barriers by this country acting alone or in conjtmctioa with any or all other nations. We believe in maintaining the American standard, the highest in the world, and we hope all other nations will come to that standard. Until they do, we believe that the United States should maintain its protective tariff either with or without the consent of any other nation on ~earth. And we wish the da|lyi.g Tariff Commission would hurt~,-Lgtga'd%w more dis?~ coveries that would help the cause along. The facts are plain to the.vision of any man who is not wearing the smoked glasses of partisan prejudice. A little frank acknowledgement is all that is needed. The Nation's Answer Undoubtedly the sweeping Republi- can victory throughout the nation, which has taken both house of congress out of Democratic control, will prove an excellent thing for the nation. Far- ther than that, It will prove, s good thing for humanity at large, for it means an absolute end to any temper- azing with Germany in the interests of a "soft" peace. "Unconditional sur- render" has been the slogan of Repub- lican candidates everywhere, and on that platform of firm dealing with the Hun, they have been elected. Even if actual peace negotiations are concluded before the newly elected senators and representatives take their seats, the will of the people has been so unequivo- cally expressed in the election that the last pacifist hope may be looked upon as completely extinguished. Undoubtedly "President Wilson's ap- peal for a Democratic congress had a great deal of bearing on the result. That appeal was resented by thousands of voters who might otherwise have supported the president. But we ques- tion if the partisan appeal actually de- cided the issue. The decided swing of the nation toward a Republican con- gress was the natural expression of growing distrust of Democratic admin- istrative ability. Americans are a bus- iness people. They are liberal in money matters, but at the same time they de- mand efficiency, which they 'have not had at Washington. There has been a growing distrust of the Democratic stewardship. Bad contracts have been made, and millions have heen wasted. What is worse this bad business has delayed the American war program. The people gave the Democratic party a free hand, but the results have been far from aatisfactgry. Likewise it is quite apparent that the American people are looking to the re- construction days that are to follow a declaration of peace. The tariff ques- tion is going to come uppermost. There was a well-grounded suspicion that Democratic absolutism oi the sort Mr. Wilson has a~ked would mean free trade. The only possible check on these mat- ters of vital import was a Republican congress. The heavy Republican vote was not made overnight, but shows how deeply the people have been think- ing for months. It has put an end to the nonsensical statements about "De- mocracy being entrenched for the next fifty years." It proves that a party remains in power only as it proves its actual patriotism and the soundness of its business principles. The Democratic party has raised doubts in both in- stances, and its defeat is the answer. --Denver Times. Committees Appointed to Secure Deferment of Necessary Farm ment has been made. The committee appointed has been chosen with a view of representing the various sections of the county, so that all would be in posi- tion to act on the men in their locali- ties. These committes consist of Dr. I. L. Gotthelf, Walter 'Shellabarger, Jacob Barsch, Eugene Williams and Gordon Gotthelf for the northern stock raising section, William O. Sauder, W. E. Gardner, N. E. Morgan and Newell Graves for the southern farming region. To facilitate the work of these com- mittees the County Agent, William O. Sauder, has been designated by the agricultural advisor to examine the questionnaires on file to determine what men should be deferred and what action has been taken in their behalf. It has been found that in many cases skilled agricultural labor has been re- fused deferment by the district board owing to the incomplete and conse- quent inconclusive manner in which th~ claim was presented. In A)ther cases, owing to patriotic motives, no claim was made either by the registrant or his employer. It is cases such as these that will be investigated by these com- mittees and if, in the judgment of the committees, the registrant is essential to the best interests of the country to remain in agricultural pursuits, claims fully substantiated by affidavids will be made out and forwarded to the agri- cultural advisor, who in turn will bring the case to the attention of the district draft board In other words these committees are charged with the duty of making claims for deferment so clear that the district draft board cannot fail to recognize the value of the particular registrant to the agricultural enter- prises of the county. In this way it is hoped we will be able to preclude the turther reduction in the number of skilled farmers and stockmen in this county.The county has suffered a loss of over $50.000 the past year owing to shortage of skilled labor, which means as great a loss to the nation. This plan has not originated with any group of men in this county-it is the will of the government that this be done to pro- tect the best interests of the country. It is the duty, therefore, of employers of skilled labor to see that the cases of worthy men are put into the hands of these committees. Immediate action is necessary in or- der to save several men who are soon to b~ called unless the signing of ar- mistice by Germany puts a stop to the induction of men into tim army. The committees have been furnished the names and records of men who are now in class A1 and no time should be lost to put in claims for these men. It is important to remember that any registrant may be reclassified by the district draft board "if advisor files claim on form 1001A, provided the day and hour for military duty has not ar- rived." I. L. Got.*helf ~ Chairmen of of officers for the local communities will take place prior to that date. No definite date has yet been set for carry- ing on the next membership campaign but it will begin about the first of De- cember and will be continued through the month. This year it is planed to organize ~long a strictly program of war work line. That is, for every activity which the farmers wish to undertake in their community next year, a chairman will be appointed. This year it is planned to include the women on the commit- tees as they are a part of the Farm Bureau as much as anyone. If a dairy [)reject is intended in a locality the far- mers should elect a good dairy man to the chairmanship and this man will then have charge of the dairy activities in his district. This will be true of boys' and girls' club work; the leader in each community will be elected to a place on the local community committee. We hope to have the assistance of the county agent leader at the annual. meeting which will be held at Saguache to choose delegates from each of the local communities, the officers for the Executive committee. All members of the Farm Bureau should bear in mind that a good organization is partly de- pendent upon good officers. Put men in office who will act. who will take an interest in the particular line of work they are elected for. The Saguache County Farm and Livestock Bureau has fully justified its existence this year. It got started late after ground was prepared, after seed was planted, after schools started, in fact it began in the middle of things instead of at the beginning. This late start was a handicap, yet the achieve- meats of the bureau are many, and point to a still greater triuroph next. year. On the other hand there is still room for vast improvement o~er this~season's work, some local bureaus have done excellent work, while others have hard- ly made a move after their formation to justify their existence. In Idaho and in other states the Farm Bureau is the most potent factor in the welfare of the farmer. Oat there they have work-' ed the Farm Bureau so that it brought returns in dollars, in better living and social conditions, in better farming all around. The pep and energy of the Sa- guache county farmers cannot be sur- passed, they can do things when arous- ed to action. By January I, 1919. every agricultural county in Colorado will have a farm bureau. Saguache county is one of the pioneers. We have seen what this organization stands for, lets go after the work with a vim next year that will make the rest of the state remember that we are a part of the San Luis valley without corroborating the fact by a trip to the map. We can do it. It is planned to have all Farm Bureau presidents attend the County Agents Conference at Fort Collins next Janu- ary. This will bring all the presidents of all the counties together and the re- sult will be that the biggest single movement toward better agriculture will be started. Select the right offic- ers, back them up and raise more food for Uncle Sam and dollars for yourself. Try This--The captain of the S. S. Piffle listened patiently to a passenger's a~count of his shooting abilities, then he quietly remarked: "l don't think you could hit this bot- tle at twenty yards, placed on the taff- rail, while the ship is heaving like this" "It would be only child's play," said the passenger. Labor in Saguache Wm. O. Sauder i Committees. "Well, I'll bet you a guinea you don't County ~ hit it three times out of six. '~ Farm Bureau l~eorganization "It's a wager, come along." - - ~ne Dottle was placed in osition Acting under mstructmns'from W. ~ ., _. . P' . . .. D. Keene, Agricultural Advisor to the Now is the time for all members of ~irappea~e~eiP~aSenmgertsn~toltth~nsaen; district draft heard, committees have the Farm Bureau to begin making "Trot n,t ansg~pr ....... :~ ,k'~ been appointed in this county for the plans for next year's crop of officers, marksman=.- ............... ~'~ ~"~ purpose of securing deferment of nec- The annual election of officers for the .;"Not at all. The .conditions were '. Execut'v ommitt wi,! be held .theI mat yro?vnit::aJ On:rte.hree t inn~e~ o~tagof easary skilled farm labor in whose be- I e c ee ~i~ ~: .............. half, or by .whom, no claim for defer- I first week in January while tne emc~ion 1 News. REPAIR MACHINE _~ " Has Just Been InstalIed at ..... NEWBY'S' SHOE STORE " Tho~ f yo~ who have had work,don, m our SHOE REPAIRING DEPARTMENT, know full wcU the scrvt we are giwng, the best material obtainabl~ at any price, combined with _~ . I ~ expert workmanship. And withthe help of th~s machine of the latest improvement, we wflm: ~ be able to glv you b~ttrr and q~,r.ker r~rvlcc than ever bdor. -ram | Scnd ;h~n to US lot R, ~pai~ w 'Pay Return Postage, Prompt S~rvlc: ~T Rr.~ommend ~ RVI ER HEELS Work Shoes 1' NEWBY'S SHOE STORE " '$ho Store Shoes For Sho~ Satisfaction" "= Pho. '42W . $1dlda," f,O[O, PROFESSIONAL CARDS O. P. SHIPPEY, M. D. Phys/ohtn Ud Su.qgeon. Saguache, - - Colorado EYES TESTED ~LaSSES ~FITTED W. G. SYMON, M.D. Physician and Surgeon Office at Residence.. Phone 36 SAGUACHE COLO. D. W. REED, M, D. Physician and Surgeon Special Attention to EYE' EAR. NOSE AND THROAT Calls promptly answered day or nisht PALMER & TRUE Le~wyers Saguache Colorado W. F. BOYD, Notary Public. Saguache County Bank. Sanitary Tonsorial Parlors ART CBEGi~, Prop. Massage, Shampooing, 8ingeing. Hot and Cold Baths Satisfaction Guaranteed The Saguache County Abstract and Investment Company ESTABLISHED ~INCE 18~3 CAPITAL, STOOK ,M~O,O00 Abstracts of title to mining, town or acreage property promptly furnished Real ~tat0 rite luanmee Officers: W.T. ASHLEY, President W. M. Si~r~ ~ee'v and M'g'r JAMES BUCHANAN U~krtaker a~! Fumrsl Director HEARSE IN CONNIEq~ION Will an.wer all calls, day or hi@hi. Robes or men and women, glove* and other sapplnee carried in stock. 8aide, Coloz'ado SHOE SHOP Bring in your Boots and Shoes and hvae them repaired by an expert Shoemaker at very reasonable charges. JOHN MOLINARO A. L. BAKER Real Estate BARGAINS IN Town or Ranch Property ~OOM,, .FIFTY WITH ,ATII NEAR ALL THEATERS I I Rooms Without Bath $1. andOp [ With Bath, Si'ngte $1.50 I I Special Notice I We have a great many friends | throughout the San Luis valley and | our combined efforts are with them | to make it pleasant for their frien(k | while with us. I