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THE SPRINGFIELD HERALD.
Vol. xxvni. No. 1 Thomas Patterson has oppo sition in uis own party, but it looks ns if h i were eo.ne to be the next governorof Colorado. "Germany against the world” has a high-sounding ring to it, but what they seem to be lack ing is the Napoleon to make it (to. It looks as if tlietarmer is go ing this year to have the double luck of a big crop and contin uous high-priced food stuffs by reason of the Europeon war. The Springfield and Lamar road is said to be in a frightful condition. The commissioners viewed the road recently, and it is hoped it will be put in first class shape before the fair. Earl Denney and Otto Smith at the Monday-night meeting of the fair committee, were appoint, ed press correspondents, their duty consisting of furnishing the press of the county with lengthy write-ups of the various phases and features of the fair, the idea being to make things hum from this on. The Herald lias been supplied ! with exparte evidence on both sides of the strike trouble ever since the strike has been on. Invariably it goes into the waste basket without reading, as we have no time to figure out how much there is of “wheat” and and how much of “cheat” in such “evidence.” When the Herald wants the facts it will get it from impartial sources, and what can’t be gotten in that way it wi.'l supply for itself. ...Air Thrills By Miss Stinson... A small lU-ynar old girl, the first professional woman aviator to ascend in Kansas City, rose to the clouds late yesterday af ternoon at Overland Parle. The flight was almost as thrilling as the wonderful feats performed several weeks ago at the aviation field by De Lloyd Thompson. ' The spectators witnessed none of the daring loop-the-loops and spiral glides that Thompson practiced, but the short flight of Miss Katherine, formerly of Kansas City was almost as thrill ing. Miss Stinson started south, gradually ascending until she at tained a height of about a thousand feet. After she had gone about two miles in the face of a stiff wind she circled back toward the grand stand fifteen hundred feet in the air. The roar of theengine could be plainly heard, but the little figure in the driver’s seat could hardly be seen. Far to the north she circled, whirled back toward the field aud when almost directly above stopped the engine and made a perfect glide to the center of the field, barely missing several high trees at the uortii end of the park. Kansas City Star. W. A. Long, of the Short Grass province, brought to the Herald office the prize stalk of corn tip to date. It is r.ine feet nine inches in height, and 51 inches in circumference atbase. Who can beat it- Judge Allen Wednesday joined | in Matrimony B. W. Boque and Miss Florence Minor,' both of Maxey. The ceremony was wit nessed by Mr. and Mrs. Tod Parker. Big fair dance at the Kaiser hall last Friday night, and we understand there will be anoth er next Friday night Jent and Howell is the firm name of the recent purchasers of a McCormick corn binder, and Geo. Baker now has one corn binder less to sell. THE PARADE On* of The Great Features of the Eair. It Can Be Made One of tho Greatest Ever Seen In Eastern Colorado. Of what Constituted, of How Arranged, of Its Proportions, and Some of Its Strik ing Features. All This of Every Neighborhood Will Make Itself and Its Products a Part of That Big Pro cession. , It is too early to tell what the parade will be, but it is net too early to tell what it ought to be. This short sketch of the pa rade is largely suggestive of such a parade as Baca county should this .year have, and that is easily possible. One of the features of that pa rade—the (louts, were touched upon last week. Since writing that article, several neighbor hoods have iin formed us that, they were going after that $25.00 prize, and that if they didn’t get the prize they would get a whole lot of neighboihood glory and advertising out of it. , As a matter of fact, if every neighborhood will turn out with I a float, and each iloat is made to represent some particular and different feature of Baca coun ty scenes, industries and activ ities, as indicated last week and recommended by the committee, that will he the one striking fea ture of the parade, and will make the parade a remarkable one; and there ought to be at least fifty of those lloats. Another feature of Ihe parade might he ail old soldiers’ divi sion, either cavalry or infantry, in connection with a Spanish war division, also either cavalry or in ' fantry- Another feature wants to be pit auto division, in which should be every auto in the county, with any kind of banner displays desired. In this division might be included every motorcycle and every bike in the county. Another feat,u re of that 1 parade wants to be a strong bus iness representation, both of business at home and abroad. In this representation wants to be every business industry in the county. | Eve-y store in the county' wants a representation of its wares, with any striking, or unique features in connection therewith as maybe desired. In fact for th<* most attractive, striking, or unique display in this line we believe a $5.00 prize would be appropriate, and would recommend such action on the part of the committee. Other industri is than stores are newspapers, broomcorn and hay-baling machines, all kinds of farm improvements and devices, including buggies, carriages aiSd wagons, all kinds of household ac tivities', which might include an old-fashondd quilling bee: and diverse other things that di'-’ersc people can and will contrive and bring out in that parade. The professions don’t want to be forgotten—lawyers, doctors dentists, school teachers- a par ticularly good place for all to got in their handy work. A troop of lads and another of lassies would be inspiring. And we want to keep on men tioning the fact tli it if wory pho nograph in the county wen* in that parade and doing full duty it would give to it an attraction as fascinating as it would be novel. How long the parade will be would be impossible of conjec ture; but we see no reason why it should fall short of a mile, and do believe that a live-mile parade | is easily possible. I Next week will contain a talk on some of the special features of the fair, and each issue until the fair is finally pulled off will SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, COLORADO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 1914. be a red-hot fair issue. Get on board now and keep in touch with 1 he time.*. FOR SUPERINTENDENT I hereby submit my.- If as a candidate for county Supcrinterd ent of Public Instruction on the democratic- ticket, subject to the primaries. I have a first, grade certificate from Baca county; and first giades from Kansas and Idaho. 1 have had two years of work in the Idaho State Normal, and hold a professional graduation. I have taught successfully in each of the three states. I shall try to see the voters be fore the primary, but respectful ly solicit your patronage if l am pot able to do so. If I am so fortunate as to get. the nomination and election 1 pledge you my best effort in giv inga good administration of our schoo’s. J. S. Jent. Uncensored Facts Something for the Democrats to Take Home and Think About. Democrats of the county, we want to put up a few packages, in the way of questions, for you to take home. Do you believe this Democrat combine was in the interests of the party so intended? Do you believe the three county officials were in the line of their several duties when they went into that combine, either in serving t he party or serving the county? Do you believe that county officials should go out of their way to interfere in the allairs of others, if by so doing they can profit by it financially or other wise? Do yon believe that county officials, or other combines, should control the newspapers i of the county? I Do you believe that if the three county officials, witii the other two, had not gone into that combine, the party in the county would haye gone to the j eternal bow-wows? Do you believe that it is to the interest of the party for half a dozen in a Tammany combine to dictate its nominees? Do you believe in a Murphy [Tammany combine for Baca; 1 county? Do you believe that it is in the interest of the party to have a combine that is ready to knife any candidate that they eav.’t control, or that is not to their liking? Do yon know time there is a candidate now for nomination that the combine, and those in harmony with its rule-or-ruin policy, will knife to a man in the November election, if lie gets the pi imary nomination? Do yon know that there are two candidates now for-nomina tion who would have the iil will and opposition of these rule-or*. ruin so-called democrats, if they had refused to report to the assembly that indorsement res olution that was handed to them by some of the combine outfit? Do you know that there /si now a certain candidate for nom ination who was disignated by j the combine for the sole purpose of getting revenge on a certain other candidate who refused to bow the knee to Baal, and would n't ho dictated to? Do you know that half a dozen, who afterwards organized tin* combine, a year ago, with the motto “united we stand, divided we fall,” undertook the nihilation of the chairman and secretary of the county committee, for dar ing to go counter no their wish es? Do you know that the combine then took the chairman back into their graces, had him turn their grindstone till their knives were good and sharp, and then sent him over their shoot tlie-shoots $25.00 PRIZE. Each precinct in Baca Countv is urged to prepare at least one I wagon or “Float’* depicting some rural seen, setting forth in an artistic manner, the ’pursuitsand the products of Baca County. 1 Said Float to form part of the Grand Parade wi ich will he held on at least one of the clays the j Fair is to be heldat Springfield on Sept. 16, 17, and 18. For any : further information addre ss Sec retary of the Baca County Fair, Springfield, Colorado. v <> wv»<’Of * rapids to join theothrr victims of i their Murph.yized combine? Do you know that a year ago Hie war cry was the grout Knight victory for the party, and what the party must do for him by. reason thereof: and that when he * could be of no farther s.-rvicu to ■ tlie Tammany outlii, the party j purifiers shot him over their • shoot the shoots rapids and were | forever done with him? * Do you know that time com-I [ bine organizers ami party pui i tiers went to a <■«»i;nt.v official] ! with a $1 ..">00 job, ;;nd gave* lum to 1 | understand that i' lie didn’t waul j |a knife in Iris back, wanted to I get another whack at that si, ">00 I job, and add the plunder of; newspaper profits in Baca conn- . ty to his nice 81, ‘.00 county sal ary, he must get inside of the! combine, put up the dough on the “officials” pjjper, and helpj them —the oi'gai.i;> iand pur ifiers, slaughter the Herald and its editor? Do you know that these. party purifiers rounded up delegates in five out of ten of the precincts of the county, had twenty live ot these present in the assembly, and there ran through just one, more indorsement of their affi cials paper—that the combine might not perish from ihe Ore Of the earth? T' Do you know Hvit : ihe-c. twenty live delegutes,~tw«nt v <>j whom voted to sustain tin* - <>m bine, not one of them Outside of the combine itself knew that such a combine; existed, or had a suspicion that three county of ficials were implicated in it, or that three of the six sworn to as owners oI’ tin* Democrat haven't a dollar in it, and never did have? Lastly but not loastly, do yon konow there are no dark passages shady transactions or ‘ hidden secrets” in the officials c inbim and their “organ” and that there is no threatening, browbeat ing or bulldozing, .mil that everything is open and above board? If not, there isn’t a better time to acquaint yourself with the facts in the case than right t now. West Flats Sam .lent is enjoying a visit j from his brother ami family of Wamego. Ivans. M r. < 'lommens i.x on, ;ng : well for Bill Garrison Mrs. Archie McIvelUw visited I at W. .1. Ka.\ s Iasi Friday. Mr. Sloan and son are here , visiting io's daughter, M is. Glus co. Air. aiiil Mrs. (Campbell and Mi and Mrs. Evans of v Barber I Jo. Kan . are in this vicinity I looking !'<>r meations. A. K. Unwell and Sam dent have comiimnced binding feed for Archie Me Keller. Short Grass Miss Am..i Heagney returned j to her lionn in Chicago Saturday. Rev. Nidey and family visited! with George Harmon and fam ily Sunday. John Sacket and Lee Tru. sol ma c a trip to the north ce dars last week. p.ir.and .Mrs. Grifiis re nrned t tb ir id aim Satuiday. .Mr. B:n‘ou was a vis t r one day last week. 11 and -Vi > \V. A Lo.. d no ! • it'; M r. and Mr U. ' ui C -unday. Guilty (???) Charged I Baca County Murphyized ! As Foul and as Dirty a Piece of Work us Was Ever Pulled off ; in the Dirtiest of Wald Politics. Tho County Democratic Assem bly Hoodwinked and Gulled, I and the Democrats and Good People of the County Be trayed, Insulted and Outraged Who the Guilty Parties Are. The gulling of the county dem ocratic assembly in the year of 11914, at the instigation or con nivance tf an officials’ newspaper I combine, for the double purpose of adding the profits of the news- i I paper business in the county to j their salaries as county officers! and of controlling the newspa- I pers and'thc party situation in 1 the county, is going to be remem i bered for many years to come, a ‘ long with some other foui means I | used for crushing competition, i The incubation in the first] i place ol tins official combine con-! , stitutos a pm sage in Baca county! history that is w ithout a parallel j | in the coun.y. Of such a discreditable nature] j was it that its instigators! ; sought to hide unde, the cover , of a false affidavit of ownership , in order that their names would I , not be connected with the trans . action, and that their editor was i induced to put his name to an af fidavit that would not stand the . acid test of the courts. ; The Herald in its issue of the ; 30th ult. made a direct charge i of the wilful deception of the public in the Democrat’s affida . vit of the ownership of that pa . per, such charge being supported j onthe evidence of the Democrat's f*| former owner. Then we waited a week for •' the Democrat editor to explain ijaw dy til6 auL*'‘-r7* i ’ey with the facts; and the public f j is still waiting for an explanation 1 [that will hold the “official.*! edit- Mior” guiltless and blameless, and i i free from the coils of the Saw. r As stated on the previous oc s casion, in the affldivit of owner : ship ihe editor of the Democrat ' swore that six certain persons were the sole and only owners of i. that paper, while the evidence si in the case, as foimerly stated, i is in effect that three of the par ■ i ties named havn’t got a dollar’s • financial entcrest in it,and never i i did have, and tha. two persons - not named, with good fat coun ity jobs, did have their nion ■ ey in the Democrat at tiie time i that affidavit was sworn to. The “officials” Democrat has stated on diverse occasions that in the conducr and management [of its affairs there have been no dark passages or “hidden se ! crets,” and that all is and always has been open and above board, i But now when the Democrat is called upon for a i explanation [of that affidavit, it .suddenly for I gets that in its affairs there has ibeen no dark passages or “hid ’ den s-*cret-,” and gets so busy | with its scissors aud paste that it j hasn't time to so much as to say, “not guilty.” Mrs. Adda Konkel is assisting in the care of the Herald baby this week. And these county officials— when called upon to southern-; selves right before the public for their part, in the effort to .nonop-1 olize the newspaper business in the county, of bringing on a| newspaper war in their efforts to ; crush opposition, and of the part, j they—some or any of them, played iu that affidavit, they each j and severally suddenly get so j busy with tlmir nice cou.nty jobs! that tlisiv haven’t time to explain ! anything. If these county officials had en tered the newspaper tieldjoponly, and announced their inc.grii.ion of competing for the favors of the party on the merits of their paper, and by such means ad ding t he spoils of the newspaper business to their several salaries — all in the interest of harmony, party unity, and .solidarity, the public, wouid then at least have had the advantage of the facts, and could have acted with ibs eyes open. Once more we shall give these parties, each and severally, an opportunity to puc tumnselves right before the public, through their “officials” organ, 1 lind hope they may be able to explain away Iheir relations to this Baca county Tammany combine, and affidavit ol ownership, in such a way as to show themselves guiltless of any intended wrong doing. The people of Ihe county par ticularly who elected these coun ty officials are anxious to know that their purported relation to I the combine, contrary to the affidavit, Is a malignity, and i without a foundation of fact. Ricland Six niilen South of Vilas Mr. and Mrs. Scrivner and j daughter, Mrs. Clark, went to Artesia Sunday to visit Walt I Clark. i Watermelons are begining to j get ripe at Richland. Siil! we talk of a Richland Nixon Rich this week. Mr. and Mrs. Lockwood and ! Mr. and Mrs. Doughty took din ner with Harry Walker’s Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Huffman, Rich’s, Finley and Dickey's doolc dinner at the C. C school house and vis ited till Endeavor time. A pro gram was carried out. NEW WICHITA Mrs. Dunn, who has been vis iting her son Ray, has returned to her home in Kansas. Miss Jordon returned to Wichi ta after a pleasant visit with Miss Kelly. Mrs. J. N. Miller has returned to Wichita. Mrs. C. L. Stough and daugh j ter Ethel went to Elkhart last , week', and thence to Wichita. The new voting precinct, No. 10, is 14 by lc miles, or _!. 2 i square miles, some voters will have to go 1*5 miles to vote —30 for the round trip. Walker Bros, have corn in their field twelve feet tall. A line rain the 4th helped the, crops. The Walker Brass have gone ! to Kansas to bu.\ cattle. The blocks for the new post , office are being ban Id today. $1.25 Per Year. Wentworth. It still rains in “ole Baoa ” Roy Cofield and A. Cortner re turned from the Harvest fields last week. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Vivian Hecon a boy—August 4th. Thu club met at Mrs. Fager’a | Thursday afternoon, Angust 6th, I with a fairly good attendance. The next meeting will be with I Miss Zula Elley, August 20th. Merle Wellman returned from Kansas last week. Several in our neighborhood are pulling broomcorn. Rev. Fred Johnson and wife spent Saturday night with I. O. Pager and family. Harry Gray ham and Walter Thomas went to Elkhart for Freight last week. Sandy Soil. John Neal has corn well en ough matured to feed to his hogs. Albert Reynold, John Saeket, (ieorge Harmon, and Mr. Ruth raugh have all got back from the harvest fields. Ciias. Collier, wife and little son Paul called on John Neal and family Sunday afternoon. Mr. Babcock was an over night visitor at John Neal’s Friday night. Cedren Reynolds made a trip to the county seat Saturday. Marsh & Whitaker were in the Canons Saturday looking after u well drill. The br vomcorn in this part of i I he country is heading. : Dr. Edler is on the puny list. John Neal and little son Tom my have gone to the cedars. Pretty Prairie. I A heavy hail storm passed > through last Wednesday evening ; which left some sorry-looking crops in its track. Gardens and 1 chickens were distroyed. Those whose broomcorn escap ‘ ed the worst of the hail are | very busy pulliag their brush, K -vhichTs 'hf a Rood qnnHty-. Mrs. Evans and wife of Nasli 1 ville. Kails., and Mr. and Mrs. ■ C. C. Campbell of Isabel, Kans., ■ autoed out from their respective ■ homes and spent the past week "! at 14. N. Corrie’s. They were out hunting a location, and have gone further west to look at the country. Jno. M. Johnston’s barn and Chas. Medley’s house were . I struck by lightning the past I week. M rs. Sam Florey has been vis iting (he past, week at the John i j ston’s. The hail plugged the bulk of II the watermelon crop in this . neighborhood. Boston. Mrs. E. Lepel and daughter , Minnie visited Chas. Wilson's Saturday. Ed Stapleton anil Chas. Wil 1 son went to Lamar this week. Mrs. Nevitt and Mrs- Hollis ter visited Mrs. >dda Koukel’s , 1 Monday. The Misses Louise Schweizer , and Minnie Lepel are attending the Normal at Springfield. Louise and Emma Schweizer visited Chas. Wilson’s Sunday. Broomcorn pulling has begun in this vicinity.