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THE KEOTA NEWS
VOL I. Brevities County Judge Bradfield has adopt ed the policy of distributing to the dif ferent newspapers legal notices of such estates or actions as come from their particular parts of the county, instead of having them all published in Greeley. This new policy will be endorsed by all, as it places such ad vertising where it will be seen by the persons interested, and distributes this patronage equitably instead of giving it to one or two favored county seat papers. Jc.hr. Wertz received a very pleas ant surprise iast Wednesday n.iht wren a number of frierd* c.ille-l to remind Johnire that one- more nr'lc sti ne had been reached. We w< uld add our wishes that many more in :ht pass and all pleasant ones. Mr. Williams and his father left last week for North Platte, Nebr., They have a homestead near Briggs dale. Mrs. J, W. Wilcox and family left Monday for Greeley where Mrs. Wil cox will run a rooming house. We are very sorry to see these good peo ple leave Keota, but the best of friends must part. It leaves a vacancy in the church and Sunday School that will be hard to fill. We wish them all the success on earth in their new home. The hardware stock and building of Fred Stevenson was burned to the ground last Thursday. Mr. Stev enson is located at Raymer. This makes two hardware stores that have burned in less than a month, one at Stoneham on September 24th and one in Raymer on Oct. 19th. I am having some improvements made in the way of a new chimney and will on Thursday be open and ready for business. I extend a cor dial invitation to all the public to try me and see. I will aim to treat you right and well. R. O. BALTIMORE. The First Christian Science Society will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Williams, Sunday, Nov. sth. All are cordially invited to at tend. Services at 10:30 a. m. A couple of men passed thru Keota the other day in an auto, enroute for San Francisco. They were from Lafayette, Indiana, and had been on the road seven days. The band met last Sunday and had a good practice. Although but few of the boys were there. We will practice every Sunday until further notice is given. The Christian Science people known as the First Christian Science Society of Keota, met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Murphy last Sunday. Emmett Rumsey is taking special interest in education these days, but as soon as the dear season opened up he took to the woods. Mrs. J. J. Savage is working for S. W. Fox this week in the absence of Miss Anna Jobbins. KEOTA. WELD COUNTY, COLORADO. OCTOBER 27. 1811 J. W. Painter went Monday out to P. E. Nelson’s to d<? some painting. The Sligo Lumber Co. has again changed hands. This is the second time since Mr. Bender owned it. S. W. Fox started for Boulder this week with his team. He takes the horses to Briggsdale and another gentleman takes them from there and Mr. Fox goes on the train. Dr. Wells was called out to the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Rhoadar. mour on last Wednesday night. Oct. 18, and before he left a bran new 10 pound boy had arrived. A very Sad occurrence hapened in Keota the other morning, when an old white horse belonging to E. C. Stacy laid down for the last time. Business must be picking up on the C. B. & Q. as the section foreman had orders to put three more men back to work for three more days. Wm. Waneka. wife and father, came thru the other day from Lafay ette, Colo., on their way to their home in the Pawnee country. Mrs. S. W. Fox and children left last week for Boulder to visit with their other children who are attend ing school at that place. What do you want? A large paper with nothing in it but patent material or a small paper full of home news? Mrs. W. J. Simms returned the other day from Kimball, Nebr., where she has been visiting her husband. Epworth .League next Sunday even ing at 7:30. Subject. “Total Abstin ence.” Leader, Lettie Jobbins. Ole Anderson from Fort Morgan came last week bringing with him a team of colts for S. W. Fox. L. A. Jackson retured from Denver a few days ago, having been there for some days on business. Jack Morey from Greeley passed through Keota last week with a load of cabbage and apples. Thomas Pettigrew and wife of Briggsdale were, in town this week doing some trading. Mrs. H. W. Folks and her sis ter-in-law, Mrs. Folks, arrived from Cheyenne, Saturday. Word was received the other day that Earl Bussing was married in Lawrence, Kansas. John Kneebone came thru Keota the other day on his way to High Tower. Try a cup of that coffee like mother used to make at Baltimore’s coffee house. There will be a sheriff’s sale at the livery barn in Keota on October 28. Si. Roby came down Saturday from Cheyenne where he has been working O. N. Ernst and daughter Jeanette made a trip to Greeley last week. Floyd Plowman returned to Keota last week from Jackson, Mich. SUNSHINE VALLEY. (By A. B. C.) Word was received by M rs. Betz last week that the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Weis died on Monday Oct. 16th, near Greeley, where they are working in the beets. The opening of the Sunny Ridge School had to be postponed another week on account of the nonarrival of the seats. The building is ready for use. Alva and Neil went out with a gun last Sunday and got five cottontails and a jack rabbit. They made pretty near a meal. A valuable colt belonging to Fred Betz was badly cut last Saturday by running into a barbed-wire fence. K. K. Fortune made a trip to Gill last week and brought home a load of potatoes and cabbage. W. E. Scott is so far recovered front his recent illness as to be tip, but is still very weak. Earnest Scott and Harry Weeas started for Gill last Sunday to look for spuds. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall of Sligo are visiting at W. E. Scott's. J. A. Rumsey set up a new windmill for W. E. Scott last week. W. E. Scott had an addition built on his barn last week. While coming home from Pawnee last Saturday eve Grant Davis had quite a serious as well as lucky acci dent. As he was driving down the hill east of L. A. Jackson’s a trace came loose, letting the single tree hit one of the horses, causing it to kick and frightening the other one. Both started running after this and the tongue came down, breaking off at the double tree and still leaving one trace on each horse fastened. Mr. Davis in some way slipped be hind the horses, catching his heel in the brace rod on the circle of the tongue and dragging him for some two hundred yards. He in some manner got his heel out of this un comfortable position and his coat got caught in the hub, turning him over several times like a Ferris wheel. When he got loose the hind wheel ran over his shoulder. Lou Filer, circled the horses until Mr. Davis was able to get up and catch them. He came walking in to town driving the team. He says the only thing it did not hurt was his appetite and he sure shows it. He was however very fortunate in the affair as no bones were broken. Mr. C. W. Murphy left Saturday for Omaha with a car load of sheep. Geo. Britton has been under the weather the past few days. E. Warner is working in the spuds at Gill. Lester Snyder is again able tc be around. Man Has No Choice. The reason a man should ms rry a woman who Is bis superior Is because be will have to If he marries at all.— Galveston News HAPPY HOLLOW ITEMS. ( By Topsy) Charles Bennett and Henry Latnon states that some of their potatoes were frozen in the ground during the freeze last week. Miss Arley Lam on has a job for the winter in Palmer’s hotel at Buck ingham. Mr. Hoyt got one of his horses cut in the barbed wire fence last week. School started last Monday with eleven pupils enrolled the first day. Mr. and Mrs. West spent Sunday eveening with Mr. and Mrs. Hughes. Grandpa Glen took dinner at Hughes one day last week. Mrs. Hughes and son Bennie were |Keota visitors Saturday. Henry Lamon made a trip to Good rich last Thursday. W. O. Hughes made a trip to Ster ling last Monday. ■ Vill McKinley spent Sunday even ing at Conley’s. Riley Gurwell spent last Sunday with home folks. E. G. Hoyt was a Keota visitor last Saturday. PRIZES FOR CORRESPONDENTS The News has decided to give prizes each week for the best two news let ters. These prizes are not offered as payment for contributions, but simply as tokens of our appreciation of our readers’ help in making this an inter esting local paper. The prizes will be announced in each issue for that of the week following, togteher with the names of the winners of the preced ing week. This week’s issue of The News shows that a good paper can be made with the help of a half dozen friends. Let’s make each issue better than the one before. Send in your items; we should like to print eight full pages of local news each week. Keota couldn’t have a better booster than that would be. If you don’t win first prize you are sure of second or third This Week’s Winners. Mrs. Weeas. Golda Hughes. Prizes for Next Week. First: Booklet, Second: Dozen Post Cards. Third: A bonus prize of six post cards to every person sending in items. Why not enter with a list of news next week? Address, Keota News, Room 6, Express building, Fort Col lins, not later than Wednesday. Regular Corespondents Wanted. The News desires a regular corre spondent in each locality. We furn ish stationery, and stamps, copy of the paper, and allow a commission on new business sent us. Write today. Varying Opinions of Man. Man has been defined by Aristotle as “a reasoning animal;** by Plato as “a political animal;** by Dante as “a ridiculous animal;" by Varchl and by John Flske as “an . Improvable ani mal;" and Boerhave calls him “mud worked up by the hand of God." Cheer up a bit, it might have been worse. NUMBER 2ft.