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Vol. XXIX. No. 17
Don’t forget that if it happens anywhere in Baca county the Herald has a correspondent out there to tell about it. The commissioners have sup plied the court house with both solid and sectional book cases — some coming last week and some the first of this week. 'there is no let up in the drive for laud, a great many of those now coming wanting to buy, either relinquishments or deed ed land. Wo have reached the 700 —have | now to print that number of i copies to supply the demands of our subscription list. That’s lilO j more tuan mere were votes cast! in 1910. The letter ol Congressman Keating is Ol such preponderant importance that we are giving it as nearly in full as our space will permit. The letter is simply meal -read every word of it. Toe liipassu County Democrat says, "this eternal caterwaul a bout the hyphen raises our Scotch-Irish blood to a fever heat.” The brotner probably means, ‘‘Scotch-Lrisn-Americuu blood.” Our sub list is now nearly a half more than was the ■ voting list ol the entire county pro ceeding me inauguration of the second settlement. We are next wanting to double those old-time figures. Beginuitig with Monday morn ing, tne president and the people wili congress on their hands for an inuefinite length of time, this being the kind of a congress that can die just when it gets good and ready. • We see that HeleD Bing Robin son and the feller they call “Little Ben” are going to Eu rope to put a slop to their fight ing. We’ve gotoue or twocown here in Baca that we’d like lo send along with that aggrega tion. Another kind of preparedness we believe in down here in Baca county is the storage of enough moisture in the ground to carry crops safely over the Sahara part of the season, which same we do sometimes here experi ence. On the fourth of June we an nouuced that we had landed at the 6CO mark. On this 3rd day of December we are announcing our arrival at the 700 goal. At that rate of increase we will not br far from 1,000 at the end of next year. The railroad valuation in Prow ers county alone was reduced $86,C00 by the state board of | equalization, while in other j things it was increased $722,000. This is the kind of “CarlsoD and economy” that Baca county is paying #2,800 for. At this time there is every in dication that the Hanna campaign of 1908 is to he repeated in 1816, a» to the bleeding of trusts and protected industries, with the chances that even the Dudley "blocks of five and ten” may lie attempted at the wind up. The letter of Congressman Keatiug this week emphasizes an editorial recently in llu Her ald, that if the combined navies of the allies do not dare to bom bard a single coast city of Ger many, hew could a Europeon power hope to land troops on American soil? Judge Allen informs us that public land ir, the east end of LasAnimas county, as in the west part ol Baca, is practically a thing of the past —so far as concerns level land. There are still hills and canons, and even these arc now being filed upon, so feverish is the hunt for free homes. The Springfield Herald Congressman Keating’s Letter. j Congressman Ki::hen*s Yiews ; “The President’s pr.., isal,’ | says Kitchen, “is so su . .n, rad jical, and stupendous as to shock 1 Christiandom and force th< world once more into an armed camp. And, at that, the presi- ■ dent’s program is mild com pared with what the jingoes ar* I demanding. “Our navy today is twice a.s 'large as Japan's rind is far su-i j perior to that of Germany. l! I cannot lister, with patience to this talk of unprepai ecio ns, be |cause I know from oxp.-i i.-nce in 1 Congress and careful study that such is not the cas >. “Ad mini! Fletcher support# this statement. Secretary Dan ials says lie would rather have Fletcher's opinion on any ques-! tion affecting our navy than the J judgment of any other mail in I the world. We i. FFtcher in! his testimony be tore the naval j committee this yt;«r said that j our fleet was superior to Ger many’s and to that of every other nation except Great Britian “Shall we accept the viewo of the Atlantic fleet or the clamors of “patriotic” defense leagues that are now playing the game of the war-traffickers and the people who want to make their millions by selling- munitions to the government? 6oas‘ Defenses England’s navy is two and one half times as large as Germany’s. Then why can't England’s navy destroy Germany’s navy and bombard the German coast cities? Why the Allies failure before the defenses of the Dardanelles? And “Why have the German .warships failed lo force- their way by the Russian fortifications at Riga? The" answer is the submarine, the mine ai d the coast defense. “It these facts prove anything they prove that:he size of the fleet has nothing to do with a na tions safety. With three times the guns, ihe men and ships the Allies dare not attack the German j coast cities. Increase in Navy During the first two years of the present administration we voted twice a.-; much lor new ships as was voted for the same purpose during the last two years of Taft’s administration and more than was appropriated during the entire four years of Mr. Roosevelt’s term. The Jingoes Lobby Those who share Mr. Kitch en’s views do not hesitate to charge that certain selfish inter ests are financing the campaign in favor of vast expenditures for so-called “national preparedness” I [ do not think there can be any question about the truth of these assertions. From some source vast sums of mon«y are flowing out into the coffers of the various defense societies. In the last issue of the Commoner, Bryan and Congressman Warren Worth Bailey demanded a congression al investigation of these organiza tions and of the “insidious lob by” which they have brought to Washington. Congressman Clyde Tavenner, brilliant young repre senative- from Illinois, promptly announced his intentions to in troduce a resolution calling for such an inquiry and suggested that J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr., should be the first witness. Tavenner is convinced chat i there is a world-wide trust in munitions of war and that the men who control it are large Ir responsible for the caticlysm which has overwhelmed Europe. I They are now repealing in this country, he declare.-, the propa ganda which has proven so suc cessful across the water, j Congress should turn on thr light and permit the people to I have the truth. JPRINuFiLLD, BACA COUNTY, FRIDAY, COLORADO, DECEMBER 3, 1915. Putting It 0ff By Otto H. Rowland I (T:.u Uncle Walt Mason of Bnca County). How ma"iy si life is blasted, '•n life’s steep rugged way, by .just one little sentence—"wait till some other day.” If yon get in the habit of putting things off, that till tomorrow comes around, : something may happen between I now and then, and the chance, . iost never mere to be found. So if you’ve something to do or : to say, do it now, fr iend, ore king death comes along—and \ | whisks you a way. Clyde ; The box supper ..as a great; I success, 3Gboxes bringing$77 05,1 1 with the pretty girl’s cake and j ugly man’s pie. Miss Gladys, i A»trey t )ok the cake, and Law-1 I rence Kr -g it* c.i j pit*. Miss Myrtle Gimble called S t : i urday morning at Mrs. Jim I Hynes. We-t Flats was well represent ! ed at the box supper at. No. 2.1 I Glad to have them. i i Mr. and Mrs. 1) Li. Crilton at tended meeting a r . the Smart school house Saturday and Sun day. Mrs. Dick Hynes visited Sun-i day with Jim Hvnes’. Grandma, Hynes went home with her West Flats Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Or*. Messrs. Earle and Cecil Evens, . Ray and Ralph Campbell were! guests of Misses Elsie and Elv.i Campbell Thursday evening. The evening was spent in pop ping corn and pulling taffy. West Flats was represented at the box supper at Clyde, Satur day night by, Mrs. Shaffer, Mr. and Mis. Orr, Misses Pearl Os borne, El ie and Elva Campbell, Cecil and1 Earle Evans, and Hay | and Ralph Campbell. All repor t j a splendid time. Mrs. McCullough visited Fri-1 day and Saturday with Mrs. j Tom Evans. Morton Dis’t day. Jas. Basom had a sale Mon | Good crowd and some liberal bidders. There was a pie social at Mor ton school house Saturday night. There were 16 pies and they brought $33.80. Going some Morton his some lively people! —going to have a literary the second and fourth Saturday nights in each month. Mrs. Joe Moorhead just re turned from Oklahoma, where she attended her father’s funeral. P. C. Morton moved his wcil drill to Miller’s this w«- •. Fred Strasbaugh returned from Saturday night. Get your peepers on the Bur ton & Littleton arl. elsewhere. We Love Baca County By Miss (???) Gulick We love Baca, dear old Baca With its snows and lots of rain; For we’ll gather up sis treas ures , Garden stuff and lots of grain. If y« U read the Springfield Herald | You will sec how one.by one, The folks are coming to this country |On the Jump and on the run. j No doubt s .me that now are coming I Are not coming here to stay, ( But they'd catch the Baca fe ver I And they'll tlien not go away. j The flats and hills look green and pretty, J When the flowers are in bloom; E’en Ihe cows and pigs and chickens, j With the country ‘re on a boom. j So just go to church on Sun day. And give thanks to God each dav, That you live in gotd old Baca And in it you’re going to stay. iWiPyPs Married -MLs Alma Parc li of Arosia and Floyd Nichols 1‘ thi~i naighbarhootl, last Wednes jd.iv at Spri'urii.'l i. This couple ! havt our hest wishes. 1 R. iy Stigers bought a team of i I \V. A Greathouse last Saturday, i Everybody's doing it now. What' Seeding broomcorn ! Miss May Hughes helped Mrs. • Orie Stigors cook for broomcorn seeders. Mbs Alma Davison returned j 1 home from Missouri Thursday,, • accompanied by her aunt and I ! family. Ward Hughes, Frank- Morgan and Nim Pierce went to Holly | this week, taking broomcorn for 'Chas. Clark j[nd brought back I some freight. ; Geo MatheWs bought a load of cane fodder of Orie Siigers. i John Gillespy hi- started ! building their pew house. 1 Quite a number visited Pretty Prairie Thanksgiving program. Freezequt Mr. Wniteley took dinner with Mr. Scott and-family Sunday. Gilbert Scott called on Mr. 'Whitely Sunday morning. Mr. Peterson has been haul ! ing wood thi®cveek. Mr. Peters felled at the Scott home Tuesday. This country was visited with quite .i blizzard Thanksgiving ! day, compelling most people to e.ib turkey at borne. Cecil Get tint's called on Reid White one day-this week. There was a large herd of cat tle passed down Freezeout this week on their way to Lamar. Tall Pines 1 Good morning, Herald and [readers. * ' ' There was a surprise party at i Van-ierpool’s last Wednesday | night. Tom Caldwell has returned to [ Baca county. Brought a good • looking sister-in law, Miss Pinz* I lei-. I Mr Vanderpool and Mr. Mos ley were iu Kenton Saturday. Our teacher Mr. Thomas, has been out to his farm. We have not seen the smoke of a prarie lire for the past week, but they have been getting pret j ty close Mr. Wiley’s brother-in-law I and a couple of friends from Mooreland were visiting him last week. FLOEMONT Miss Mertie and Ber.hn Steph enson have gone to Floris, Okla , to visit their brother. John Dickey and family and Mrs. T. M. Ellis, who lives at Liberal, Kans., were visiting at Robert Dickey’s the latt«r part of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Wellman of Lib eral, Kans., and their son Merle from near Wentworth, were Sun day visitors at Robert Dickey’s. H. A. Butler and Mr. Goer are building new barns. Fred DeVere was helping Mr. Miller build a windmill tower . Friday. L A. Shultz and wife were Sunday visitors at L. Brown’s. Mr. Tate lias lest two good mares lately. j N.. L Jones and wife took Sun day dinner at Bert McGowan’s. Plum Creek November 20 Another light storm this week. Mr. Hickcox and Jim Hickcox | went to Lamar the tirst of the week. The yonne folks of Maxey took Sunday dinner at Mr. Grover’s. C. M. Self’s fniks took | Sunday dinner at R I. John ' son’s. Mr. Richard and Mr. Palmer have been building a tarn this week. Mr. Harris of Pratt county, Kans., came in and established his residence northwest of the school house. JsJhort Grass Horn, to Mr. and Mrs Jesse i Rose, a daughter, Nov. 2Br.'. Mrs. Geo Harmon visited with Mrs. Odis White Wednesd ■ v Russell Dotson made a t rii> to Lamar last week. W. A. Long has corn in his [ rield that will average 50 bushels j 10 the acre. John Neal and wile visited: with Odis White and wife Sun day. Tlie Keater brothers have been seeding bronmeorn at Sandy Soil ' ti e last week Itoyal and Marion Ia>ng and j families, and Lafe Lester, wife! and littie daughter, and Mrs i Thos. Sullivan, ate Thanksgiving dinner with W. A Long’s. O: dock again for a week or two. Thanksgiving day was a hum mo r here. Hauling feed is the general oc cupat'on of the day. During the last two -reeks a bout (50 tons of broomcorn went to the Lamar market, prices rag ing from $75 to $105 per ton. Melvin Yarger and Chas Roach took in the Verity sale at Two Buttes, Yarger bringing back a team. A good sermon was delivered by Rev. Spell at the school house Sunday. The reverand will give ns two sermons a month hereaf ter - the second and fourth Sun days. Election of Sunday school of ficers next Sunday. All mem bers of the class are requested to be present. NutT said. Lone Rock Miss Edna Stines. arrived from Emporia last week to make her home with her sister, Mrs. Torn Ha rlr. Frank Kidder returned from Lamar last week with twenty two head of young heifers. Mrs. Henry Smith and Warren and Mrs. Hockliill and children were invited guests at the Park home for Thanksgiving dinner. Sam Carter’s gave a farewell dinner Sunday for Mrs Smith, who expects to return to Kansas next week. Those present were tlie Carter, Smith, Dillon and Roclihill families. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson and Leon spent Sunday at the Park home. The Kidder brothers have gone to Elkhart with more broomcorn Mr. and Mis. Simpson, parents of Emmette Simpson, returned to I their homes at Canton, Kans., af- [ ter an extended visit here. Walter Rockhill is putting a pump into his well this mprning and expects to erect a vindmill soon. Vilas. th Good morning, Mr. Editor and Herald readers. Pritchard's son got his arm broken by falling out of the wag on. Wain Ballard is back on a visit, and is going to Kansas soon. Mr. Drum has moved his cat tie to Kansas to winter them. Miss Wanda McAdams was in Vilas shopping last Saturday— getting along fine with her school. Come one, corns all, let’s be i thankful for what we have re-1 ceived and may Thy blessings j continue. May God bless us. I Pleasant Ride E. G. Murphy and wife return- ; ed to their home in Liberal, Kans.. Friday. Their daughter, Mrs, Minnie Chuesburg and children, accompanied them. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Salsberry are preparing to go to eastern Oklahoma for a visit this winter, j Miss Pearl Jones si>ent Sun day on her claim. J. J. Muiphy and son Glen, were Springfield visitors Mon day. A new barber shop establish- 1 ed ill the front room of .the Wag jner hotel. First class work is I being done. Grandview To Mr. and M rs. D. W. Bab coek a baby giil was born on Nov. L’a, 1915. Muthur and child are progressing nicely j Quite a Sturm on Thanksgiving I here. School was t ot very well] j a ! tended lhat day. Miss Ada Ciawford is work-, ing for the Moody family, some| of them being quite sick lately. Mr. Garvie, Mr. Omaley, ami Mr. Hubbard took broomcorn to j Elkhart last week. Everything is progressing nice-, iy in this community, most ev eryone picking maize. Big Flats Novumber 27. Good morning, Herald readers, one and all. Crick and Herman Smith will start to Elkhart with their broomcorn Monday. The Jackman seeder will be at Bloucher’s the first, of the week. M rs. Crawford, son Paul and Miss Pearl, visited at the Crick home Wednesday. Mr. Lacy and Sam Smith made a trip t" the county seat Satur urJuy. Will Hocket and family are, here from Collison, Kans. Mark Williams and Fred Kem pt) started to Lamar the last of the week with broomcorn. Wentworth C. P. Neff made a business! trip to Elkhart Friday Miss Bo.iz and Mrs. Clarence| Baker were slumping at Went worth one day this week. Will Itorak and Alvin Bour quin hauled broomcorn to Elk hart Friday. Mrs Brimshire visited a week at Graiit Harmon’s. W. T Conant spent Wednes day with Mrs Wentworth. Several seeding broomcorn in] this neighborhood. W. T. Oonant and wife took Thanksgiving dinner with Jas. Lang and family. Stonington A. R. Williams is here visiting his d lighter, Mrs. R. B. Kerr. Herb Homsher was on our streets Friday. He brought down a land inspector. Miss Grace Oakes visited Miss Jessie Strauser a few days last week. The home talent play, “Dot, the Miner’s Dauthter,” was a success. The proceeds, about I $24, will go toward a new organ, j Gene Elley is able to be up and around again. The play given at Stonington thanksgiving night will be given at Boston Saturday night, Dec. 4, and at Welcome Saturday ! night, Dec. 11. i __ Seton Good Morning, Herald Read ers. Messrs. Robert and Simpson McCullough, John Edgar, and I Glen and Miss Hope Brown were | Springfield callers Wednesday. | Mr. and Mr.-. Thomas and Ed- I gar and Alice Brown returned from Lamar last week. Messrs. Ledbetter and Jordan made a business trip to Lamar last week. No. 4 school house is almost j completed. School will begin | Monday with Miss Frieda Hayes [ as teacher. i 1 Pie supper at J. W. Cokley’s Thursday night was well attend ed. Proceeds $27.15. Miss El j va Cokley was awarded the cake for being the most popular girl. Proceeds will be used lor the benefit of the school. Mr. and Mrs. E. E Ricky will start for Texas in a few weeks to spend the winter. | S. E. Speclcmann met his sis ter Miss Clara M. Speckmann, | a teacher in the Lakin, Kans., High School, at Lamar on the 24th ult. She came t > spend , the Thanksgiving vacation. $ 2S Per Year. IV or th pork. November 18 Hauling broomcorn is still the ! order of the day. Those not hauling are heading maize. | P. W. Hallmark is visiting at i Elkhart. 1 No. 7 windmill is in running order once more. Mr. Grime's mill has also been repaired. L W. Rebard is building a new house for himself and B. F. Battles gave a social dance Monday night in honor of his visiting guests from Oklaho ma, Mr. snd Mrs. Rockwell, Mrs. Brown and Mr. Robinson. December 1 Mrs. T. E. Battles is spending j the winter in Elkhart, i No. 7 windmill is out of com mission again. The young folks enjoyed a so ci;il dance at L. W. Jackson’s Thanksgiving night. Mrs. Utley is on the sick list. Mrs. Geo. Bray is enjoying a visit from her three brothers from Lawton, Ok la. PRIDE Mrs. Sam Browning. Harley Slielden and family, Walter Rog ers and wife, spent Thanksgiv ing with Mr. and Mrs. Good. Chas. Carr says he enjoyed a fine dinner at the Harmon ranch ! Thanksgiving. Claude Hager and wife arrived from Washita county, Okla., Wednesday, and will soon be j settled in their new home. ; Miss Mitchell made a trip to i Richards Wednesdav. ! There was another prairie fire * in this neighborhood the first of I the week. A lot more good I grass was burned, and Mr. Ford also lost some hay. Diamond Riflire Maize picking is tiie order of tlie day, and very few people any where near done. Loyd Elliott has been picking maize lor Abe Xicodemus. / A prairie tire raged in this i>art Monday afternoon. It started about three miles south of B. F Lamport’s and traveled south west across two sections. The people gathered in and fought it out. Jake Root, who has been in Pueblo several months, called on Baca county relatives on Thanks giving day. U. VV. Pridemore visited with home folks on Thanksgiving. C. D. Wray and wife, Mrs. .7. D Wray, her mother and sister Lydia called at E. W. Root’s for Thursday dinner. ’ Cecil Wray and Miss Cora Ilufford, Jake and Martha Huf ferd and J. D Wray and family visited at W. H. Pridemore’s Creek Indian After so long a time, we will r come again, thanking the editor for being so patient. Thanksgiving gave us quite a surprise with a snow storm. Mrs. Ed Elmore fell down the steps last week and threw her shoulder out of place, but is get 1 ting along alright. ' Mrs. Whitney from Oklahoma, ! is spending a few weeks with her daughters, Mrs. PhiJbrick and Mrs. Knott. School is doing nicely with Miss Clara Barrett as teacher. Ned Jones and wife spent Sun day at the Bert McGowan home. Albert Shultz and wife spent I Sunday at Luther Brown’s home. Harry Walker is expecting his I brother from Oklahoma to move | out here soon. Vilas Mr. and Mrs. Christy of La mar, passed through Vilas Wed nesday on their way to the Ford ranch to spend Thanksgiviug. | Mr. and Mrs. Lillie and daugh ter Anna, visited several days j with Vilas friends last week. Miss k'eton Yokely spent sev eral days at the Blanchard ranch last week. Misses La Vono and Gladys Pritchard and Messrs. Paul anu Dewey Pritchard spent thanks giving at the Clark Wilson ranch near Granada.