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The Pros and Cons
As to a Herd Law Outside Grass Yon know the proverbial car nivorous animal that lay in the manger to keep the herbivorous animals from eating the hay. One of the plaints of those fa voring the herd law that has been coined into an idea by them iB that stockmen want to get something for nothing, meaning the grass on the open range. This grass to them is like the hay in the manger to the carni forous animal—they can’t use it. There are now, and will be for years to come, thousands of acres this grass that little herds of half a dozen to 50 cows and same or horses might just as well have as not, and would have under a sensible fence law. In County Affairs Some of our herd law friends assume to believe that the cattle industry cuts a very small figure in the economy of the county, either as affording a market or furnishing revenue. In the matter of a market, thei r plea is that as they have to haul off most of their produce, they might just as well haul it all off', and that consequently the big herds are of no advantage. While it is true that stockmen couldn’t handle all the grain raised last year and year before, they have consumed many thous ands of bushels of grain; and for the grain used they havegen erally paid Lamar prices—and that at least has meant some thing to these new people. Tiiere is one particular phase of what large herds of stock mean to the new man who has his Held fenced—he can general ly sell his"stock field to a good advantage if he hasn’t stock of his own to make use of it. Taxes The good people of the south west quarter of the county have been clamoring about the loud est in the county for two things schools, and a law to compel stock to stay off their grass. Wonder if it has occurred to them where their present school money is coming from. Let us see: Maxwell and Wil liams paid last year in personal taxes $957.77. Now, estimating that these new settlers av erage $5.00 —and the records will show that they don’t, it would take 200 of those new set tlers to pay Maxwell & Williams taxes. Stinsons paid last year $1,274.12, and the Prairie Cattle Company $4,269.34. We want you to stop to think of this awhile. Just to pay the taxes of these three companies would take 1,5100 familiesof these new settlers, averaging their taxes at ss.oo—these families that are clamoring for schools, and a law to keep stock off their grass. We have taker, pains to get from the tax rolls the personal J taxes paid by twenty-seven of those having from sav fifty to three or four hundred heao of stock—horses and cattle, and find their personal taxea average $90.00. We want those claEioring for schools —and a law to keep stock off their grass, to stop and con template; and after they con template, stop again and tell us where the money has come from that has given, them their schools up to the present time—over the entire county. We have handled this herd law question as we see it. Given a sensible fence law, we do not be lieve that a herd law, taking a run of just five years, will bene fit a single mortal in the county, and we think we have shown it to be the case. In our next Pros and Cons we are going to sumarize what we have shown, and shall then talze up the herd law bill that tma been initiated and that wijl be voted on at this fall’s elect ion. Several car loads of y onng peo- 1 pie from surrounding towns' were at the dance Friday night. The Ratliff sal;,, Saturday was a ratling sur_ cess _horses sold well and bot' n seller and buyers were well pleased. Gum was at his best,_ and he. too, was well satisfi-jd. J-R. Easter of Sand Arroyo wan a Springfield and Herald ugl ler on thp 22nd. supplement to The Springfield Herald SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY. COLORADO, FRIDAY, APRIL 28.916 , Herd-LawVo ting Blank FORHERD IAW u _ [ IA.O-A.nTST “ Place an x in one of the squares, according as you wish to vote Nam P. O. My Location is See Tp Range All in Baca County, Colordo. Fill in blanks, cut out, and send to the Springfield Herald Be sure to write your name plait.. firal rsbjta Sail Jnsurunrr Farm Insurance inat Ices or dainajfo by fire, lightning or tjrna-Jo Insure your live stock against death from fsick ness or accident inUthc Rocky Mountiun Live /3MjS}&2a3l \HDvK . Stock Insurance Co." Reliable Companys. J. H. SKILLING. Agent. TjJLMLJLEI, COLO The Name Moline is a Guarantee ■ -I Handle All== Moine Farm Tools Plows, Cultivators, Harrows Binders, Mowers, Wagons, etc. A. A. DENNEY COLO Dodge-Brothers motor CAR The reliability of this car has been proved in your own community I The price of touring car or roadster completely equipped is $785 f. o- b. Detroit. White us for Litature a UMAR MOVER SALES GO. I Lamar, Colo. I t W. R. Garvie of Grandview was a pleasant caller yesterday. Grant Van Blber of Hutchin- i son bought the Rag Green half section this week for SI,BOO. A. L. Smith. Louis Cohen, Chas. Sitten rod others were here from Wentworth yesterday. E. S. and D. A. Belles, E. D. Belles. E. D. Herring, A. W. i Elrod and T. A. Donohue of Es telene were in town Monday night and gave the Herald a pleasant call. W. A. Ratliff and the Bryant Bros, of Antelope creek were in town over Monday night. The republicans Saturday held a _ pow-wow meeting in Springfield and elected delegates U> the convention at Pueblo, Only a few were in attendance, i Miss Hope Brown of Setonbeig was in Springfield over Sunday ar.d attended Easter survices. Rev. Nidey, the cow-boy preacher, was a pleasant Herald sanctum caller Monday, and in formed ns he had just closed a sixteen nights moeting at Pleas ant Ridge, with a result of six conversions. S 3. C. Dixon and wife and Geo. B. Reed of Pratt, Kalis., moved out to their .(oycoy farms last week. Several ear loads of young folks from Two Buttes and Vilas attended the dance at the pool hall Friday night. Wilford KoDkel was here Mon- Iday to take the dentist down to their home, as his mother was not able to come to town. L. F. Loar and wife and he d father. Wm. Hines, ot Sandy Arroyo, were Herald callers yes terday, They were proving up. J. V. Abrams end daughter, Mrs. Lamport, the first of the week sold four quarters of land to a Mr. Stephenson at $5.50 an acre. Chas. Doughty, who has for some time been helping out in the Stewart abstract oflice, re turned to Lamar Saturday far an over-Sunday visit at home. Representatives of the Wnite sewing machine Co.. Cleveland, . Ohio, are demonstrating the lat est White Rotary sewing ma chine through this county. It will pay you to see the machine (in operation even if you don’t bnv, for it is the peer of all sew- J ing machines Truly the White is King. . (18-9 Tommy and Dave Konkel were in Springfield Saturday. C. C. Campbell of West Flats was a pleasant Herald caller on the 22nd inst. Card of Thanks We wish to Express our sin- i: cere appreciation for the kind sympathy and helpful assist- |j ance tendered us during the ', sickness and death of our dearly I j beloved wife, daughter and sis-1 ter. , Respectfully, 1 C. J. Malmburg, M. U, McClinden and family. c ftICHLAND 1 A nice time was spent Easter 1 at the Richland Church. t ( Lambert Cottral waskicked by * a mule a week ago and has since | been in a critical condition. , Mrs. Johnson’s father of Fow- ' ler, Kans., was here on a short . i visit- 1 | May Beecher of Campo attend- < ,ed Easter services here, and gave i i helpful talks both afternoon and , i night. i I N. E. Dunn has sold his claim to Will Johnson’s cousin from i Wisconsin. They will move here at once, Edward Lockwood spent East- : er with his family. The Failure and the Winner By Elva May Edler The Failure’s the man' Who will not work, If he sees the slightest Chance to shirk. He’s always as busy As a honey bee, When the boss is near Enough to see. H e neglects his work To watch the clock, To see if it isn’t Time to stop. He thinks that in order To d ra w big pay, He must have a “pull”— ’Tis the only way. He has no interest Ir. his work, But when pay day comes He’s on the alert. He beats his bills And howls “hard times” And foolishly throws Away his dimes. He doesn’t save For a rainy day, But cries "hard luck" And wants higher pay. The failure has only Himself to blame That in life he plays A losing game. S The Winner’s the man | Who doesn’t “guess” I Ee knows what to do ; And lie does his best. He’s always at work j On schedule time j. And he strives to be ! The best in his line. He has the “push’’ That the Failure lacks, And too much grit To be sidetracked When work the Failure Has left undone Is given to [lim it is speedily done. He is true to himself And in all of the din— The honest man’s the ono Who will always win._ [Contributed! ’ Easter Sunday a large and jol 1 ly crowd of friends and neigh bors gathered at Bear creek t near Howell’s ranch for an egg ' roast and an all-day picnic. A sumptuous dinner with eggs in all styles was served. The rest of the day was spent in j games and visiting. I There being considerable musi , cal talent among the crowd, they all went to the home of An drew Jack and were entertained r to an impromtu musical recital 1 by Leon Bailey and some others. Those present were Mr. and 1 Mrs. Andrew Jack and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Meier and e family, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Her shner and family, Mr. and Mrs. _ G. M. Madden, Misses Laura . Simpson and Alice Jack, Mr. and t Mrs. Wesley Simpson, Mr. and B Mrs. Leon Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. t Emmette Simpson and family and Mr. John Opfer,' 31 in all. a j Dr. Blanchat of Vilas was a I Springtield visitor Monday. Will French was up from 'Jxom Kj>[ nantz Tuesday. Insurance agent Skilling was in town Wednesday. P. C. Leonard of Lone Rock was in town Tuesday. Mat. Alsworth is buiildng a fine residence on west 11th avenue. Jesse Harrison and Fred Wil lis were town visitors Tuesday. Dr. Brown, the jeweler, moved out to his claim in Muddy valley last week. Judge Allen sold his car to the I Jett Hardwere tinner, and forth ! with went and bought a Ford— Denny’s garage. | C. C. Williamson of Campo came down from Lamar Tues day and is going to put in a big crop on his place this year. Editor Crary of the Lamar News was an agreeable caller Wednesday—here with Dr. White to attend the funeral of Mrs. Odis White. Notice of Adjustment Day Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, the Btli day of June, A. D. 1916, George Ervin Konkel the administrator of the estate of Daniel Woolley, deceased; will attend before the Judge of the county court at the court hou3e in Springfield in the county of Baca, Colorado, at 9 o’clock in the forenoon of said day for the purpose of settling and adjust ing claims, at which time all per sons having claims and demands against said estate are notified and requested to present the same to the court. All persons indebted to said estate are re quested to make immediate pay ment. , Witness T. Eldon Allen clerk of the court within and for the county of Baca in the state of Colorado and the seal of said court this 12th day of April, A. D. 1916. , . „ [Seal] T. Eldon Allen Clerk. It was with supreme sadness that we learned of the death of Mrs. Odis White the first of the week. Mrs. White for over two years was our Sandy Soil corres pondent, and through her letters she is known to all the readers of the Herald. She was Miss Gcldia Neal and was married to Odis White something over a year ago. The Herald extends sympathy to the griel stricken relatives. Obituary next week. q i-5 “ C/O 3 J Sc c 1 V 3^ Sr l 2 l © S Sill | t£ ■LU -o i f|i * . | © ; ! } £ i !is 121 « e r 4 s %-s s. a aj t? s S f%% = -a By the wish of the people of M this neighborhood I hereby an nounce myself a candidate for i school director at the school elec- c tion to be held in Springfield next Monday. S. Pearce. I Cat Greek R. A. Hayden and wife of 1 Granada are visiting at C. G. 1 Hamilton’s. The school picnicheldin Kett’s 1 grove waB well attended, 44 be ing present to partake of the i bounteous dinner and hear the well prepared program. We i wish to complement Miss Camp bell on her success throughout ■ the term. We are expecting Claude Dean and father with usaboutthe 15th of May. Claude’s mother died soon after he loft home. Several ladies from “dug-out” school spent Friday helping No. 8 celebrate. Some corn planted last week. Joe Shepard and mother have moved to Mrs. Shepard’s claim near Carrizo. Setonsburg Dr. Goodrich and daughter! Elya were Setonsburg callers I Monday. We understand that Miss Eiva is going to Wichita to spend the summer. She will bo greatly missed in the young per pie’s cir cle. Edward Lively, Charles Bos ley, Gurneth Slavens, II pe Brown spent Sunday dinr. w ith Ira Keck and wife. Mary Briles and G i evieve Perry are on 1 he sick list. Frieda Hayes visited hi cous in a few days lust week. Alvin Russell spent Sunday dinner at Cokelcy’s. Literary closed at Sunny Side I Thursday night. ' | l Joycoy An Easter dinner was given by Mr. and Mrs. Jent at their home to the inter in ediatwand primary I members of Mr. Jent’s school. A full attendance of 15 of the lit tle folks made an interesting series of games among which were the egg hunt uud the egg race. The prizes were won by Frank Sharp, Emma Sharp, and Willie Eskew. The games and the dinner were staged early and | the happy crowd went in a body j to Sunday school. i Will and Bert Sharp are rent ing land from Chas. Sapp for a season. Sunday school is a decided success, with a large attend ance. Horseshoe Everybody in this vicinity is planting corn and making gar den. There was a dance at Johnnie Barnhart’s last Monday night. All report a pleasant time. Harvey Mason went to Lamar Thursday for a load of freight for the Johnson store at Edler. Brother Hudnall is moving to Las Amimas county. Harvey Mason and wife visit ed Tom Hoover Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bosley vis ited Mr. Russel’s Sunday. Reverend Tippet delivered an excellent sermon Sunday night. Pride Will Haden came in from Cunningham, Kang., Saturday on his motor. Miss Era Mitchell and Mes dames Hager, Browning and Rogers were shopping in Rich • ards Saturday. Sam Browning and Harley Shelden went to Texhoma last week to help J. N. Shelden bring his cattle here. Miss Argie Hannan was over from the Harmon ranch spend ing Saturday night and Sunday on her claim. Mrs. Lewis Stewart came in from Washita county, Okla., last week. Mr. Stewart met her at Texhoma. North Grandview Will French and vife were down from Konantz Saturday. The Surprise birthday party on Bertha Stevenson Thursday night was well attended. She received several nice presents. Julian Potter of Lamar came down Saturday evening to stay with his father this summer. Dan Dunivan and family spent Easter with his daughfer, Mrs. C. O. McCoy, near Lamport. Jesse Downs delivered a load of maize southeast of Springfield at 85 cents per hundred. NOTICE I will stand my Percheron Stallion at my place Tuesdays. Same terms as last year. dB-0 Frank Thompson. The EcUles cartoon on this page represents the situation to date. As to what those two roosters are going to do about it later —that’s everybody’s guess. Someone sends us a wedding ! notice up from Regnier, but as it is unsigned we can not publish it. Don’t have to publish the name but must know the writer. Mrs. Marie Lamport is improv ing her lots unjoining the school house and expects to build soon.