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Vol. XXIX. No. 29
Now is the time to Ret the up per hand of that moisture—down it now, and it will be on hands for your crop when it is needed. If any of our eastern readers know of a first class dentist want ing a first-class location, tell him of Springfield—in a county without a dentist. The way the reporters have been hunting down that bandit Villa is an eye-opener on howtodo things. If Villa can keep out of their clutches until the excite ment is over he may he able to again proceed to make it lively for that fellow Carranza. If you contemplate buying land and making a home in Baca county, you would better do it now. Land is being advertised now at $0 00 to SIO.OO per acre. It will be double those figures when the first dirt flies on the Santanta and Trinidad railroad — and that nr.ay be this year yet. One of our exchanges says that John F. Vivian has brought “oder” to the office of the state land board. It strikes us that the whole “economy” outfit has brought “oder”, not only to their respective offices, but on the state. The “oder” is the re publican promise of economy that is costing Bacacount.v $5,600. When our aspiring young friend across the alley has grown a crop of brushy whiskers and the wind has blown through them for a length of time, he will probably come to understand that references to typographical errors in a contemporary is a privilege only of children and grown-ups bothered with the simples The Herald suggests that the good people of Baca county inter ested furnish and plant the trees in the court-house block, put the ground in good tilth and seed it down to tame gr isses, and then turn it over to the county, along with the public well, on condition that the tiees and lawns he prop erly irrigated and otherwise cared for. Lamar has an “I wonder” club. We suppose they are wondering what those Lamar and other progressives, who have gone back to the slick and beg garly eloments of the g. o. p’s , will do when Teddy gives the wai whoop, at Chicago conven tion time, and summons his Christian army to the trenches at Armageddon. The chance for first prize on the Adams-Sewell marriage offer is gone, hut there is still a charce on the second and third prizes, and our advice to a certain worthy couple not a thousand miles from this office that ought to have been hitched together long ago. is to notifiy the Lamar house at once that they will be on hands Read the ad. again, and then act at once. “The Cat Came Back” can be appropriately said of the pro gressives of the statejust now, including the Lamar bunch.— Sentinel. To call them “cats" is probably more appropriate than it is politic. The g. o. p.’s are gently stroking the fur of those cats now, but they’ll be hunting for brickbats, pitchforks and the like when the caterwal ingarouses them from thei r peace ful dreams at the Chicago con vention. By the courtesy of John D , Jr., we are in receipt of the “Colora do Industrial Plan.” We have read it somewhat carefully, and would pronounce it a very clever scheme to stifle the voice of the miners of Colorada when the presure of the big thumb of the C. F. & I. Co., is brought to bear upon them. It is simply an ar rangement for the miners, through their “representatives," to go and tell “pa” (the com pany), and pa wit I then do accord ing to his interests about it, as he has always done heretofore. The Springfield Herald In Memorium By Otto H. Rowland (The Undo Walt Mason of Baca County) Cool down, old top, don’t rave and tear, such actions make us smile; don’t cuss and shout and pull your hair—you’ve missed your guess a mile, for any fool can write a rime, and so we envy not your brilliant style and metric time —we know you’re Johnny on the spot. You can doff your hat and undershirt, and jump into the dam, you can wallow in the latterals —but I’ll stay when* lam. And speaking of the olden time, when they scratched the ground with sticks, and carried water in a sieve from distant ponds and creeks; that was the stone s.ge, long ago, when Ad tm was about, but Campbell’s dry-land farmers Cime and knocked old Adam out Baca county his a population ot 10,000 people, and not one clothing store. A man with a 15,000 clothing stock here would have a better field than can be found back east, and would have this field to himself for years to come. The cartoon that Cedric this week has whittled into shape out of the other side of an old stero type plate, with his old jack knife, is a good illustration of home possibilities in the eastand the w»st —for those just starting in life, and those who have to rent; and, indeed, a place that is good for those people is a good place for capital. The Herald two weeks ago sprang the important news that a railroad through Baca county is an early certainty. The Her ald had an inside tip on the fact, and this week we are giving our readers additional informationon the subject, by which we have the probability that this line may be in operation as far as Springfield in time to move this year’s crops. After securing equal represent ation for the progressives and republicans in the Chicago con vention, the Denver Herald, look ing for other worlds to conquer, proceeds to elect a United States senator two years hence, and also the governor of Colorado at that time. It will be remember ed that Nepoleon, before his Waterloo, had laid plans to sit on a world throne;—but he. ended his days on th- islmd of Elbe. Should the little Red Riding Hood progressive damsel be ac tually swallowed by the g. o. p. wolf at the Chicago convention, an after election post mortuin of that coDinish impersonator of good people may probably liber ate thedemsel before assimilation has taken place, and restore her again to her proper place in so ciety. Because the wolf will go dead in the November election, is no reason why the damsel should die also. It is a request we have long intended to make —to ask our correspondents to give location of their neighborhoods. Give in your next letter the section, township, and range of your school house or your postoffice, according as to which is the ne rest to you or the center of your territory. For the benefit of our many readers we want to indicate the locations in small figures in the headings; so let us know in your no*t letter. To have a herd law or not have a herd law, that is the question. Whether it is better to have other people’s sttek break down .vonr fences and eat up your stuff, or your <t*»r*.k thus to tres pass on .vonr neighbors’ crops, and all persons thus a.rgri;vedto grin and bear it; or to by law abolish alien.p fences and require the trespasser, whether yourself or neighbor, to take care of his , stock or pay the damages—that •is the question that is uppermost ' now in the minds c.f most people jin the farming regions of Colora do Are you for it or against it? Let the Herald know. SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, COLORADO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1910. We have learned that a great many of our subscribers regu larly send the Herald 1o friends back east. In this issue we are asking for a dentist. If each of our subreribers will send their copy to a dentist back east, it may bring results, as some of thos« dentists would have den tist friends they would like to find a location for. THE CERTAINTY OF A RAILROAD The Known Fact That It Will Build from Santanta to Trinidad, and the Proba bility That Work on the Line Will Begin This Sum mer. The Herald and a Lamar paper two weeks ago got on the inside of the information that something was brewing, and soon would be doing, in railroad building. Our readers will remember that several weeks ago the Her ald gave a review of the rail road outlook at that time, drawn from conclusions based on data then obtainable It will be remembered that we spoke of this S»ntanta-Trinidad line as being our only early pros pect, and gave the reason of our hopes in that dir action.. We had reason then to believe that the Santa Fe contemplated building this way on that line; one of which reasons was thnt a Santa Fe folder indicated that line from Santanta to the state line; another that heavy rails were used as far as Santanta, and light rails the rest of the wav; another was that we believ ed Trinidad to be their objective point and that to get to either Trinidad or Colmar they would have to build through on this line. The fact that the Santa Fe is going to build this road is now general knowledge. Indeed, Elk hart has had an inkling of it for some time, and now knows it as a ftet. There isn’t any additional in formation to be given at this time except that heavy steal rails are now being unloaded and piled up at Santanta, which would seem to indicate that the “very soon’’ spoken of in con nection with its building prob ably means this summer, and that the road will be built in time to move this year’s crops. What we are wanting particu lary to call your attention to at this time is the direct purpose of this line, and what it means to Baca county. Of course the settlement and the trafic are factors, as may be the desire to accommodate the public; but the real incentive is the shortening of the line from Dodge City to Trinidad —that we believe the ultimate object of the company’s building out from Dodge City in the first place. The real meaning of this is a trunk line for Baca county in stead of a branch. There will then be two trunk lines from Dodge City—one to Denver and one to Trinidad, the latter through Baca county byway of its county seat. Boys, now is the time to get hold ol that land and those lots. It’s the voice of opportunity at the door, and it’s the chance of a life time to come out of the basement and get onto the ground floor. i The Herald meantime will en eeavor to get more direct infor mation of when work on the line will probably begii.. Richards D. Osteen, Homer Hancock and the Misses Hancock autoed to L. F. Berry’s home Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Chas. Li bis h and little son Charlie Were shopping in Richards the middle of the week, Earl Hankins and wife of Vilas visited with Wm Hankins and I family over Sunday. L Lynn and family spent Sun day afternoon with Jesse Turner and family. Clifford Morris and wife were trading in Richards on the 12th. T. O. Maynard and family, Earl Clapp and family and Fred Collins and wife were shopping in Richards Friday. Warren Howard and family and Ernest Griswold and family were shopping in Richards the 12th inst. Plum Creek Jim Ice and B. L. Hickcox went to Lamar the first of the week. Mrs. R. L. Grover and Mrs. Stella Glover visited Mrs. John son the first of the week. Ice and Hickcox and Johnson killed hogs this week. The Hicxcox boys went to the cedars the first of the week. The Grover young folks visit ed at Maxey Sunday and report ed a fine time. Mr. Richard and Mr. returned from the cedars the first of the week Freezeout Mr. Byers and Charley Johns have removed their cattle to the er-st part of lhe county. George Scott is building a house for himself on his home stead. Mr. Offutt made a trip to the cedars this week. Reid While helped Mr. Whit, ing lay the floor in hii house one day this week. Mr. Scott and family. Mr. Whiting, Cecil Gettin ; and wife, and John Rice attended literary at the Maxey school house Fri day night. Dee Weeden lost his suit case, the case contained his filing pa pers and some Ureal Finder will please leave ' lT'fft Mr. Speckman’s office at Springfield. It was lost some place about five miles west of Springfield. PLEASANT RIDGE The dance at Mr. Wauddl’s was largely attended. J. J. Murphy is on the sick list. E Jeffooat started to Lamar with a load of corn on the 12th. Lonnie Johnson has his new barn just about done. Miss Mabei Tansey is better at this writing, Bob Johnson made a Hying trip southwest last Wednesday night. Earl Murphy began farming last Friday. Sod plowing is fine at present. Willie Tansey has been help ing E. Jeffcoat get his load of corn ready for market. Vilas lam very proud to hear that Vilas is going to get a new court house and new railroad and a new Hour mill and probably a new wedding—prospects for one or two. The people have their eyes on the county seat. Lt is to bo hoped that the commissioners! will build in a safer place this j time. | Everybody is going to the road ; this week with grain. We are going to lose some of our neighbors, and others com ing in. That is what makes people better satisfied. West Pretty Prairie Ezra Dance went to Holly Monday for coal. Roy Stigers butchered two big hogs Monday. Dance’s and Davison’s thresh ed ibis week. Orie Stigers went to Holly Thursday for coal and freight, taking chickens and cream. Mr. and Mrs. Medley returnee from Holly Wednesday. Mrs. Medley shipped two barrels of dressed poultry. Pearl Morgan. May and Al bert Hughes, and Henry Medley visited the county seat Tliurs day. Joseph Williams went to Hol ly Friday. As It is Out West Homes In Baca County Diamond Ridge W. H. Pridemore and sou | David, and also Wray Bros, took ; maize to Elkhart last week. All, four elevators were full and ma’ze down to 70 cts. per hun dred. Better quit hauling until they get cleaned up and the price advances again. C. D. Wray butchered a hog Thursday of last week. ( Roy Beiglitol and family went; to Elkhart last week, Mrs.! Beightol to have some denial work done. J. B. and family con-, template leaving in a few days ; for Pratt, Kans., where they 1 will visit a few days with rela-! tives, and then leturn to their home in N. Dakota. Jake Hufford is working on his well. Seton. Rob’t. McCullough and Charles i and Ike Smith were county seat visitors last week. Mrs. Youngblood, sister of the Lively Bros., gave some in teresting sermons Sunday and j Sunday night. Hope Brown, Freda Hayes. Charles Bosley and John Lowe attended the “play” ab Lakeview Thursday night. Gurneth Slavens entertained for dinner Sunday, Freda Hayes, Hope Brown, Grace Gibbons, Charles and Dan Bosley, and Edward and Henry Lively. The day was well spent in music and I laughter. Mr. Smith, clerk in the Jettj Hardware store, passed through '. Seton Monday on his way to 1 his homestead. Roy Nelson is back to his claim. j Regnier. Gus Thomas and wife returned home from Kansas Wednesday. The neighbors are very glad to’ see them back. Gerald Kemper started to Col lins to si dance after literary and I his horse fell and broke Gerald’s j shoulder. They took him home in a buggy. j Roy and Alonzo We:ci. started! toTexline after a load of lumber! ! lor their barn. Mr. Taylor will soon have Mrs. I Edward’s house finished. ! Bart Hancock returned from Richards with a load of feed, and : is ready to start to i»lowing. KONANTZ Hank St.vves is glad he is alive, and lie certainly has a right to | be, as he lratl u vely close call; Thursday when John Hanes acci-1 dently caught him between thei engine and separator We presume the reason a mar-, ried man hates to wear his good j clothes is because he hasn’t any. I Roy Bryan stepped on his foot : the last of the week aDd now is j carrying it in a sling. And that reminds us of a man who struck a match to see if the gasoline tank was empty. It wasn’t. Dan Cupid has cut one more notch in his automatic arrow shooter, and now the marriage bells tell of the marriage of one more of Kouantz’ well known couples—Harry Dean and Miss Xickols being the happy couple. Both are too well known to need anything further in the way of praise. Their many friends and neighbors join in wishing them joy and happiness. Pretty Prairie T. N. Corrie is the first in this neighborhood to begin tarm work. Will Couch, of near Stoning ton, arrived in this vicinity the first of last week with a steam threshing outfit. They begin work on the Dance ranch Thurs day. Mr. Ketchain and A. Wallace are having their broomcorn seed ed. Both crops are sold and they will deliver at once. J. M. Johnston made atrip to Springfield last week, i Mra. Dance, who has been ; sick since the first of the year, is improving slowly. EDLER Charley Johnson went to Spring field Tuesday. Mi*. Keen relumed from I a mar Friday with a supply of j goods for Johnson’s store. | Charles Collier loft Wednesday | morning for Lamar J. V. Bowers has purchased a | now horse. Daniel Hoffman bought a cow . last week. : The stork loft a baby boy at Harvey Mason’s Wednesday morning. Per Year. As It is Back East iiniQt Heach PRIDE February 1* Ohas. Carr and Claud Hager went to Elkhart Wednesday The dance at Chas. Carr’s Men day night was well attended. Mrs Good called on Mrs. Bert Wells Sunday afternoon. Dan Huffner just drilled a well on his farm, getting water at 85 feet. a Sam Browning. Hell Crumpton and Dan Haflner went to Rich ards Thursday on business. Mr. and Mrs. Van Leer spent a few days at the Creaghe ranch this week. Vincent Winegarner had a horse stolen Monday night. Grandview We are having rummer weath er now. but with no more mois ture than we have now, three be poor prospects of good crops this year. [Rains here usually come in March or April |. Ben Adams has begun drilling with his outfit south of here. The Haegney’s brought a bunch of cattle through here last week. Ben Adams and family visited at the Garvie home Sunday even ing. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Collins, Bailey Wells and Tessio (>. , ,-ie autoed to Richards Tuesday. Joe Hankins took a car of young people to the singing at Kicenski’s Sunday. North Flats Nearly everyone in this com munit.v has a bad cold nr a soar th roa 1 . J. H Bickford mad** a trip to Lamar las? week, bringing hack some coal for the school house Miss Hannah Stewart left I Tim*, day for Nebraska, where she will take care of her grand [ mother, who is very poorly. Mr*. Bic H'-rd and Minnie Chcnoweth visited at Fred Chat ham’s Thursday. I’. E. Barr and family visited at rtesia Frid «y and Saturday. B. J. Clifton is walking on air these days, it being a new boy at his aneb. Ira and Floyd Chenoweth have been threshing tl.cir grain.