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THE SPRINGFIELD HERALD .
Vol. XXVII. No 2 We believe that our readers y would rather have the news than to he treated to a back-yard-fence caterwnling entertainment, in a participation in which the Herald would not care to jeopard the well wishes and respent of the comm unity, which it now enjoys. We believe the good will and respect of the community is a t n be cultivated, and worth more to any one than to go clown into th •* gutter to bandy words with those found in its depths. When a man is wanting in re spect for himself, and all decen cy. it is easy enough to exercise his talents in the cesspools of blackguardism, and foul and smutty language; but it’s repug nant to and repels those whose 1 lives and thoughts are not in that direction. The purpose of the Herald is to be a clean and decent newspa per, let others be what they may. William Jennings Bryan next week. The international congress of dry farming will be held at Tulsa, Okla., the last of October. | We shall later have more about it, The first issue of Bryan’s monthly Commoner is on our desk. It is double its former size, and a classic in the political topics of the day. We wish oar correspondents to know that when their chair at the table is vacant that they are missed. Please to be in your chair at the table at every meal. There is nothing left for the good people in the drouth-strick en east but to pull up, leave their homesteads, and come back to their wife’s folks in Baca county. Those Mexicans will lose the chance of their lives if they don’t run over and capture Texas be- 1 fore the end of the touring sea son. Even wome--. and children are now off the reservation. vVlien the people over tne 'ine in Kansas want wood, according to the water decision of the highest courts, they are required to drive the other way for it. Colorado wood and water for Coloradoans. Where New York made its j mistake was in not hanging all the alienists before the rrial of Harry Thaw began. Then Thaw would have been found guilty and hung, and have gone to a place where people don’t get away. Gov. Foss of Massachusetts, two times elected governor on | the democratic ticket, it is re ported is going back to the re publican party, whence he came, I and will seek the republican! nomination for another go at the I governorship- Foss is tarred with the same stick us the insurgent republi cans, only lie went them one better. Ilegot out of the repub lican camp because of their high protective robberies, and upon | that issue won the governorship through the democratic party, j On the stand lie took lie was particularly strong because of j his being himself a manufac- 1 turer. Foss’ game was a bluff that, he didn’t suppose would be called, ,imade solely to can; ; him into of iic. In a case of that kind it would be only retributive justice if the new tariff schedule, which he says is taking him back to the republicans, would actually op erate in such away as to put him so deep into a hole that he could never find his way out. , DRY FARMING IN A DRY YEAR. I From the Pueblo Indicator i Notwithstanding the unusual , drouth of this season the crops > in the dry farmed districts of | r Colorado are said to be fairly ; good. Here in Pueblo county! the rainfall since January! has been 7 1-2 inches, which is J more than one inch short ol the! . normal, and the same condition ! ixists elsewhere, and particular* [ ly toward the eastern end of the . state where the drouth was > more extended and the crops are , poorer, resembling the still worse condition in Kansu:?. Improved methods in dry farming count for much of the success. Lt is not all of it but a great deal. Careful plo wing of the soil ai. the right time, the se lection of acclimated, vigorous* drouth resisting seed, the proper condition of the seed bed and the , judicious surface cultivation of the surface of the ground after • planting are all essentials. | But, of course, if there be no rainfall there will be no crops: that is certain. No amount of scientific farming will avail a gainst too long, hot , dry spells , where the wind comics off of a fiery furnace as ir? the case in Kansas,Oklahomo, Missouri, and Nebraska and parts of lowa.lll inois, Indiana, and elsewhere. Pueblo county had JJB days of drouth, half the time with high wind, and it caused considerable damage, but taken all over the dry farmed districts will yield more than a half crop in grains and fodders. Indeed the farm : ers can count themselves fortu-j natc when they read of the terri-: i ble distress and failure in other j states that are counted as the! , leading agricultural states. The only one thing that could ’ get within hearing distance of the Knights Templar conclave at Denver—the greatest advertis ing card the city ever had, would be a conclave of the millitaut sul fragetts on the other side of the big pond. The common variety ! of suffragists on ou r side of the ; pond would he too tame to meet i the requirements. DRY KANSAS. Wichita, Kan., Aug. 9. Wich ita churches will offer up a pray r er tomorrow for rain. • j At a meeting of pastors hero today the move was inaugurated. The call asks that as many churches as possible join and re qusts that Christians singly keep t up the prayers for rain nni ii rain . comes.-—Associated press. The drouth and heat are 'his year more wide spread and gen eral than the two have combined been for many years * The Herald believes that pi ny-* I ers spiritually are potent, but] temporally we do not believe i they would make much differ , lence in this old world of ours. ' | But the prayers in the east emphasizes the fact that this i year if we want to get away , 1 from drouth and hot weatfaef we I Won'li find any relief by going towards the rising sun. J This doesh’t imply that, when it’s ary lien* it is dry easf/W.i .dly I bub simply implies that this , • year the drouth is general. • j But the fact of the coincidence of the drouth being general | won't make it any easier on the j man who loses his crop either here or there. In Oklahoma, Kansas., and Ne ! braska the creeks have dried up and even threshing maclunes j have had to stop for want of i water. Geo. Blown and wife arc at Hot Springs, Ark., and may re-** | main there a month or more. SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, COLORADO, FRIDAY, AUGUST, 22 1913. jj’orn of several varities, sor ghum, milo maize. Kaffircorn, Mexican beans and winter wheat are the principle crops grown heron bouts, and the farmers who are trying are building up a small cattle industry, many of them selling cream and making a good living. Last year was exceptionally good and the dry land farmers raised almost as much stuff as diil the tanners back in- the Missouri and Mississippi valleys, and t hey raised it on land valued at from $lO to Sinus against land valued at from $l5O to S2OO an A. Pueblo county is not making any noise about its succes in dry farming. It lias never advertis ed it to any great extent. The railroads have not exploited it as such as they are doing in the northern and eastern sections of the state, and no commercial or ganization* has advertised it as one of the principle assets of the county. The industry is being carried on by the farmers in a practical, systematic manner and they are, making a success of it. The south half of the county hugs the higher ranges of mountains and the foothills and no doubt re ceive more frequent showers on that account. The soil is rich and partly sandy, receiving and re taining moisture readily and on an average it produces almost as well as tlie farms in what are re garded as typical agricultural states. The annual rainfall in Pueblo is 12 inches, government bureau measure, but it is presumably greater in the mountainous re gions and close in to the ranges. Wentworth. .John Davis is back from the harvest fields. Quite a number from til’s community are attending the c.amp-meeting at the Lamport school house. William Dillion is back from Kansas. Henry Vincent and Harry Dillion went to Holly ’ this week. The Webb ball team defeated the Wentworth nine last Thurs day. Pretty Prairie. A good rain is needed. •J. W. Tudhope, Andrew Hed rick, and Rodger and Ezra Banco have returned from the cedars. Eleanor Dance, who has been visiting for some time at the Dance home, returned to her home at Pittsburg, Kansas, last Friday. J. W. Davison received word Satu relay of the death of his fath er at Bolivar, Mo. Obe Brant of Pratt. Kansas, formerly a Pretty Prairieite, was shaking hands with old friends here last week. lie autoed out, making iho trip of 217 miles in one day. lie was accompanied by his father. I). W. Brant, two sisters, the Misses Edith and Emma, and a Miss Stewartson from Shelbyvilie. 111. Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Brooks, and Mrs. Tom Shyer visited with Ida BJackwclder last Wednes day. T. N. Corrie and E. M. Corrie were at Holly the past week af ter coal. Fanny Detweiler visited at Pretty Prairie over Sunday. Frank Blackwelder of near Two Buttes was visiting his cousin, Miss Ida, and friends here the last of the week. TRANSFER OF THE HERALD. A Signed Statement. | From the fact that a concerted effort is being made to discredit the fact of the actual transfer of the Herald, I c’c( m it proper, in orde r 1o clear away any miscon structions or in isu ndeivsta ndings that some may have been led in to by the misrepresentations, to make a complete statement of the nature of the deal, by which the right and title to the Herald has been by me acquired. Those who have known of my financial circumstances might easily be led to wonder about how the transfer of tjhe Herald was made, and even talked into a scepticism of it: while there are others who hear one side of a case presented and;’ presume it to bo true. A sufficient explanation to both these parties is the. sijnple state ment of the fact that the Herald was bought on a mortgage on my farm and on the herald outfit. All anyone has to do to verify this statement is to go into the county clerk’s office, and see the mortgage, together with a bill of sale, both recorded as stated. My readers will understand that when a man buys cattle or horses on time, and gives a, mort gage on them and on a farm to secure payment, the cißle <>y horses have changed ownership, as much so as if he had paid cash for them; and they are his until the mortgage has been foreclos ed. It is just so witii the Herald. I. have risked my farm and my time, and if [ fail to prty out my farm is gone —exactly as it would be gone ii I had sold It and paid the money on the Her aid. By having thus mortgaged my property, 1 own the Herald exactly as Knight owned the Bemocat when lie started it. He borrowed the money of Col. Bai ley to build, and tdbuy his plant, and the money was secured by mortgage, exactly as in the case of the Herald, only in the case of the Herald there is a farm mort gaged in addition. It might possibly lie a kind of gratification to have the impres sion prvailthat 1 dwn the Herald without any incumbrances; but really there is never any dis credit in telling the truth, though there are few indeed who would want, it to go out that they owe more than they arc worth. However, in my relation to the Herald, it is only a question of time when a report under oath will have to be published as to who owns it, and of liens and mortgages against the property, and as what 1 am stating now will then be known anyway, it may as well be known now. Those who have been trying to prejudice the public against the fact of a change in thev own ership of the Herald, have T done so because they believed ii themselves, but because th• *y thought it to their advantage ’».<> have the public believe it. I hope that this statement, substantiated by the records in the clerk's office, will be a satisfactory explanation of the nature of the transfer of the Herald, and a 1 bailment ol any further effort to mislead the j public with refer- ,i thereto. S. M. Itonkck 10 CENTS A ROLL. If you want all kinds of read ing matter, come in and givb us ten cents for a roll ol* papers. In these rolls of papers will be found our state dailies, our weekly exchanges, with some times letters, documents, and advertising matter of a public nature that come daily to the Herald office with all kinds of imformation. J.n fact, just such a variety of reading matter as you will find in an up-to-date news paper office. AS TO BIG PUMPS. Last Thursday morning Wil son and Bean started the big contiifugal pumpohthe artesian well forthe purpose of making a test as to the amount of water that could be gotten out. Sam Dean hooked the big four engine to the pump and started the grind. After running the pump for thirty minutes the supply of water obtained was perhaps twice the natural flow of the well. Taking this into consid eration it can readily be see n that it would boa big paying proposition to install a pump in connection with the flow. It cun be seen what,has been done this year with a supply of water and take one year with another the well as it now flows will eas ily take care of a quarter section of land.—Richfield Monitor. It is possible that a big pump ing plant tried in some of the big wells of Baca county would pro\e of value to the county, especially In the Blaine and Cimarron river artesian belts. In different places in Kansas and Nebraska it is reported that big pumps often water a quarter of land. Campo. Some tine showers lately. Mrs. David Gardner is greatly improved in health. Driller Garvie is putting down 1 the Clarse "\yell tifty feet deeper. Mi - . Lowell is digging a cistern on his claim. A. B. Clements is working in Colorado City. \Y. A. Long was a Campo visit or last week. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blinn, Mr. and Mrs. John Busby and daughter, Miss Velma, are in the cedars this wceit- Saw.vTs Bros, have? in a mighty line. crop of maize and corn, same being greatly hen. lited by tin? .rain last Friday, which is n-j>orted to bo the great • •strain fall ever known in that vicinity. We Confess to an error in last 3. M r. Witt’s thumb was Lanced, hm not by Dr. Kees ter. Upon tie* doctor's return from I jam ir he t reat ed the felon, but same had hebomc infected ,i 111 blood poison had set in- At t his writ ing Mr. W it t is u st 'n easy. Dr. Kcestcr was in the Campo j to h rhe I) has an d is j C C. on s in C< City Floj d 1 1 icha rds has pu rchased a corn binder. ('!_\dc We< ks is enj(>ying tie sights in Colorado City and other points of interest. F. M. Wheeler and grand daughter Miss (I race, spent Friday at the county seat. Mrs. C. S. Ferkins has been suffering with her right eye, but is improving. Boston Clean crops look fairly well, but if it boesn’t rain soon the grajn will be shorter in this neighborhood than for many years. Sunday school last Sunday for the first time in then weeks with a fair attendance. Rev. Wilkinson preached Sun bay and received two into the church -Miss Mabel Konkol and Mrs. S. M. Konkel. Geo. Simmons has been here a week visiting liis sister, Mrs. S. M. Konkel. Mrs. Adda Konkel lias torn down her sod house and is now living in the big frame. J. A. Huston is another one of | our fclks to brave the wrath of | the gods in trying the virtue of | the deep-well water of Lamar i and incidentally to visit the fair, jHe want up Wednesday with IR.G- Cotton. EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW THe relentless prosecution of Thaw has showed, as conclusive ly as the fact can be demonstrat ed that there is not “onelaw for the poor and another for the rich.” If anything the law has “leaned backwards” in his case, for he’s been pursued more rigor ously than would a criminal of loss importance in the social or financial world, accused of the same crime. It is stated that Now York has spent s.">oo, CCO t o send him to .the asylum and that the Thaw family has spent twice as much in the two trials and the various proceedings to get him released.—Kansas City Journal. The Journal is at all times stand-pat for the interests, and wants to pea kind of sponsor for what it deems the “upper Strata.” Sophistry is a fine art and re quires tallont and tact in its handling, but.the above isn’t ev en puerile-it wouldn’t do justice to an average School boy. If Thaw had been without the friends and money spoken of a bovo, there wouldn’t have been; in the average of cases, any ex 'pert testimony of high licensed alienists, any half dozen or dozen trials, any world-wide notoriety, any high-power autos waiting on the outside, and there wouldn’t have been any escape; all for the reason that he would have been electrocuted within the year the killing was done. feculentily, except for what there was in it for the lawyers and alienists on both sides, the. state could have saved about 499, OCO out of that,soo,(X 0. and Hai ry would then have gotten what was coining to him. TYPHOID FEVER. Typhoid time is here. We can do much to lessen the chances of taking it by giving attention to wlmt we eat and drink—to our proper rest and by avoiding colds. As to drinking- “Boil you: water”, say the different stall boards of health; not only what Iwe drink', but that which wo cook with. Boil it twenty or thirty minutes, then keep it in dust proof vessels of some kind jugs, jars, bottles, cr a pail with a tighl titting lid. As to eating— eat very light. ;i:s 1 as little as you can g*-t. along with--during August or the hot weather, and particularly eat no meat. It is heating, and warm wather will keep you warm enough. Beware of unripe fruit or veg etaldos. Do not eat too freely of ice-cream, or any thing else that • s equally as cold, for it some times upsets the stomach and bowdS. Sec that your food is kept H orn dust and Hies, Think for a moment what germs are carried by dust and Hies. Cover your food, and screen the baby, that it may not become infected by germs left by the Ily iii.it walks all ove: poor baby’s lips. Germs so left can soon find their way to baby’s stomach. As to resting and avoiding colds. Take good rests and sleep. Rest two hours at mid day—and sleep at least eight hours at night. But few states offer the cold summer nights jas does Colorado, Do not allow | you r-self to become chilled while sleeping. Plenty of good—sleep and rest helps the body to repel diseases. W.P. Verety M.D. County Physician j Earl Taylor of Stonington, j came down on the mail yester- I day and on home this morning. ! He has been in Elk county, Kan- I sas for a month—says t hey have 1 no crops there. $1.25 Per Year. STONINGTON. The young people of Stcnij ton are attending the meeting b,; Lamport. S. W. Walker went to the r> the first of the week for fr<*ig John W. Davis has bough new buggy. Look out girls Henry Graham is \ «»r.c g for Jay Nance. Art Greathose is taking Dei •, place while he is away. 11. D. Nance lost a horse 1 week. Will Klim on ds is hoeing wei this week. The Herald can’t publish b r cor espondence without hav: : the proper name of thecoriis pondent. We are departing from this to include some of the ite;i from Stonington this week, tu> the proper name of the cores pondent must accompany in* next letter. M rs N. G. Jones asks us to r. n non nee in the Herald that ' Baca county S. S. convent will be held at Two Buttes A u gust doth and 31st. Rev. Johr. C Carman of Denver, state superi: tondont of the Colorado Sundu school association, will be pr* ent. It is especially desired I . have all the schools represent r . either enmasse or by delegal; t:. Come and help out in the conv3i tion, and Two Buttes will trai . you royally. The infant child of R«t. Wilkinson has had a relapse an 1 is very low at this writting. It; * hoped that the child may pat * this seccond ordeal in safety, and that such report may be gi*'t v before jtlie paper is issued. Later.- We are grieved to *•: nounce that the child passe, cjuitely away at 5 o’clock yestcr ■tiny morning, and was laid i rest yesterday evening in tb Springfield cemetery. Tb'• stricken parents have the .sym pathy of tlie community in tb 1 ! : affliction. It has been a common prac v. - of our state papers to sp j? disparagingly of the succ.s that hea been attained in <_r; farming on the pb »ins of Col art•• do; which might seem strung except for the knowledge of tt - fact the cattle interests, in cor. nection with mining, have fora orly dominated the state r.n dictated it’s policies. With a knowledge of this fac I is a relief to turn to the Pm bi • Indicator to find a p resell tat *Ql of dry farming as deinonstra in its own county and at its o *r. door. Elsewhere in our columns eh article referred to will be fou ~.u It is written with an understc M ing of the importance of the > ai ject and a knowledge of the f; St and without exaggeration o f misrepresentation of the suet ts of what is growing to be one c Colorado’s great industries. Upon reading the Indie; fee article you will find that th' views therein set forth aci or with the dry farming experi a: es of our own county and m**- indeed have been written for CU county instead of tlie county z Pueblo, with the* difference chh our soil is a great deal riel .ft* and that our success is cor e : pon-iingly greater. M. E. Church Services Springfield Charge. First Sunday: Springfield 11:00 i North Liberty 3:30 | Two Buttes 7:30 | i Second Sunday Boston ll;00; Vilas 3:30 Springfield 7:30;' Third Sunday Two Buttes D:0« i ;r: Stalnaker 3:30 -• Springfield 7:30 ' Fourth Sunday Springfield 11:00 Vilas 3:30 i Boston :3 ° ’ ( . C. Wilkinson. Pa Union Sunday School at Sprint every Sunday,