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Vol. XXIX. No. 39
Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Ford thus far have the lead for the republican nomination; but when they let go—what then? A few letters came in too late for this week. Letters should be here Saturdays or Mondays when it is possible to so mail them. We are this week giving the floor to Osteen and Isenogle on the herd law, and will take up the pros and cons again next week. Whether Ford gets the vote of all those using his cars will de p n r l largely on just how much trouble the things give them on t! e day of election. Wilson is a man who changes his mind. Lot the g. o. p’s. a man who doesn’t, and let the issue thus settle the question of fitness. Carleson and Roosevelt have giv en an exemplification of the fact that eggs can actually be un scrambled—by coming out on top in the g o. p. state convention. The Great County Builder has the best country news service of any other paper on top of ground —outside of Baca county. Broth-1 er Jones will please take notice, j A big display circular from Wichita reminds us that that the! 4th of Jul g is coming, and that Springfield this year should have, the rip-snortingest celebration I in its history. President Wilson’s decision to keep the troops in Mexico until brigandage ceases will meet with the hearty approval of the American people, and whether the defacto government likes it or not. Some democrats rather re gretted the Wilson preparedness program, but if by advocating a mild preparedness he saves the country from plunging into the imperial militarism of the g. o p’s , lie has earned the undying thanks of thewhole civilized world. We want to suggest to our val ued correspondents thatreferenc es to the weather should be rare, and such as “warm weath er,’’ “cold weather.” “damp weather,” not at all The weath er as a subject of conversation is different than as an item of news. Great things have come out of small beginnings. Half a dozen Wednesday afternoon met at the dance, hall to arrange lor a county commercial club. It was agreed that business men all ov er the county should be put on as members, and the same was accordingly done. The next meeting was called for the 17th inst., and a>l the members will be notified by mail to be present. The mass convention Saturday for the purpose of electing dele gates to the convention at I Coloiado Springs proved to bt an 16 to 10 affair. There was( a good deal <»t disgust at the methods of the majority leaders, but the voting passed off quietly with the election of the following delegates: T. K. Barr, Roy Mc- Canless, R. O. Cifeady, Jack Wade, ft. O. Green, Harry Me- Clintock. That the editors of the Steam boat Springs Pilot are in the Vanderbilt class is evidenced by the boosteredition of the Pi'ot that they parcel-posted through the mails last week —with raw unbleached news print 200 in the shade. Manifestly Leckenby and Gee must have an interest in a tungsten mine, or haveacorner on old rags. The Pilot came out a3O pager, and is chuck full ol the northwest in general an-: Steamboat Springs and Routt county in particular —the result of brains and push. Boys, here's looking at you. The Springfield Herald Congressman Keating's Letter A new draft of what is consid ered the administration’s rural credits system has been intro duced in the House by Congress man Moss of Indiana. With one or two amendments, the bill should lender it possible for farmers in all sections of the country to borrow money at not to exceed six per eentperannum. The system is a very simple one: Up at the top is the Federal Farm Loan President. Organizing the System j The Federal Farm Loan Board ■ will divide the country into twelve districts and es'ablish in each district v central Federal L' nd Bank with a capital of at least $750,000. Then it proceeds through its agents, with the or ganization of National Farm Loan Associations. These are 1o be the local units Di the big ma chine. Ten or rnoi e farmers in any community may ti; iiiize an as sociation and ap] l.\ o the feder al land board fc a- barter. No one can be a me. of the as sociation unles s a farmer and desires to .w from the federal Loan E.. U. When he applies for a membership the farmer states the size of the loan he desires. He cannot borrow less than .SIOO or more than SIO,OOO, and he can only offer one form of security—a first mortgage on his farm. Scrutinizing the Loan When a member petitions his association for a loan, the appli cation is refered to a “Loan Committee” consisting of three members. As the association is a local organization the “Loan Committee” will be made up of three farmers who live in this vi cinity of the land which it is pro posed to mortgage and who are presumably familiar with val ues in the neighborhood. If the “Loan Committee” makes a favorable finding, and the same is indorsed by the board of directors of lhe associ tion, the application will be for warded to the federal Land ( Bank of that district. The bank will immediately send an appraiser to view the land and “check up” on the find of the loan committee. Repaying the Loan if everything is found to be O. K. the loan will be made. It will run from live to thirty-six years and will be payable on the amortization plan—that is the interest and part of the principal will be payable each year. Loans will only be made (1) to purchase land; (2) to buy equip ’ or life stork; (3) to provide build ings, etc: (4) to pay off a mort gage. Salty First By Otto H. Rowland (The Uncle Walt Mason oT Boca counp ) When the roll is called down yonder and the men shall gather round, aim their guns at greas er chaps on Villa’s stamping ground; there is one who’ll not bo there when • the shouting is ■mllea off, for I’v • got t e epizootic aid the mumps and whooping cough. I’ve got a million corns upon the bottoms of my feet, and I’ve on ly got two teeth that n<et and S-) l mnnot tat the hirdtack and sow t oson: that are cocked in soldier camp, and now and then I’m troubled with a dozen kinds of oramps. Oh I’m in a bade or.dition but I’ve in no desire to be—down where the dadburned p< ona would take pot shots at me. Carl Jones expects to move out on his ranch in the early future. Herb Homsber,Dillo Oxcmeid er, and Durrstein attended ti e republican convention at Pueblo this week. . There will be an entertain ment and box supper at Fair view school house, for mi'o west of No. 2 windmill, on Fri day night, May 12. Everybody in vited to and bring a box. SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, COLORADO, FRIDAY, MaY 5, 1910. Regnier The dance at Frank Welch’s ! was well attended and all report ed a line time. Jack Williams and Nancy Jones were married April 19th. We wish them a long and hap py married life. Bart Hancock is breaking sod for Frank Welch. Mrs. Ola Wilson visited with Mi s. Lois Edwards Thursday. School closed at the Regnier school house Friday. All the children were sad because school was out. They shuro had a fine teacher. Gns Thomas sold his place and is living ou C. F. Mace’s place. Allen Thornton is at home now from Kenton where he has been I reighting. locution West Flats Mr. Burris and family expect to uialte a speedy trip to their old home at Liberal, and return ed with a lead of feed. Mi. Myers was hauling feed last week. Ray Campbell made a trip to Lamar last week. Mrs. C. C. Campbell called on Mrs. McCullough Tuesday. H. J. Weeks of Wichita tiled on the south i of the S. W. 1 of 27 Several of the neighbors are planting corn. Richards Ross Turner of Ok!a., is visit ing bis brothers H. E. and J. L. Tui nor. Mrs. Bert Glasgow visited Mrs. M. U. McClendon Thurs day. Mrs. T. O. Maynard and daugh ter Lady Mabel visited F. H. Mitchell Friday. Clifford Morris and wife were shopping in Richards the last of the week. F. H. Mitchell attended the Democrat meeting in Springfield Saturday. Mrs. M. J. Smith and dough ters Anna and Mattie were shop ping in Richards Wednesday. M. L. Sneed and family intend leaving soon for California, where they will make their home. Jim Johnson hauled freight for Richards last week. Chas. Giscli, Clem Dilworth, andT. O. Maynard hauled freight for Mitchell last week. Miss rida Crawford and Mes dames Hankins and Brown were shopping in Richards Friday. H. Kirchner and family are contemplating a visit to Missouri friends soon. Mystic Dell C. E. Kincaid was a county scut visitor Saturday. A. E. Faluner and family and little Tommy and Hellen Maxon spent Sunday at E. F. Coble’s. Charlie and Mrs. Blanche Gib son returned home Saturday from an ( xtended visit with relatives in Dodge City, Kans. E. L. Maxon and family spent East<*r with friends near Joycoy. So.ne of the young people en joyed a card party at D. C. Bob bin's Monday evening. Most everyone is planting corn. L sS? Plum Creek Quite a number have been sur veying. Mr. Terral doing the work. Mr. Carver eaine to his claim f this week. Mr. Dorman has finished his residence. Uichani- is helping Kaiser build his bouse. Mr. Tandy has been very sick for the las* few days. Mr. Boles is hauling rock to build his house. Louis Grover is able to be up and around again A large crowd out to preach ing and Sunday school last Sun day. John Phillips made a trip tu Lamar this week. Mr. Grover is breaking sod for Mr. Bryan. Allen Grover and wife visited at R. L. Grover’s last Sunday. West Pretty Prairie Ray Brummitt of Hartman oaine down Sunday to visit rel atives over night. Geo. Hughes went to Elkhart Tuesday for freight. Arlow Rentfrow was kicked by a horse Tuesday evening. The Hughes hoys are break ing hoi scs this week. Orie Sligers went to Holly Friday. There are large crowds out to meeting, aboul a dozen people went forward Wednesday. CLYDE Locution 25-31-18 Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Stainer took dinner with Gubck’s Wed nesday, Mrs. Meneffe stayed Saturday night with the Gimble girls. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Martin spent the Week’s end at Mon ey’s. Mrs. Archie Davis called Sun day afternoon on Luella Gulick. Mrs. Robert Swanner and her brother Gus Give arrived Tues day from Texas where they were called by the sickness and death of their mother. Mrs. Meneffe spent, a couple of days with Luella Gulick. A crowd of people went to the home of the bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Stainer, Saturday night, and enjoyed a few hours and then went home in the rain. Grandview Sol Brown act* f apply arrived last week and will now live on their claim south of here. Mrs. C. B. Shireman will leave for Spearville, Kans., to be with her boys at the close of school there. Joe Hankins sold his Ford car to Will French of Konantz last week. Will French and family visited friends over Sunday last week. A big crowd attended Mr. Gar vie’s sale Wednesday. Mrs. Will French and children cf Konantz visited Tessie Garvie during sale day. A tine program is being pre pared by Elmer French of Grand -1 view, to be given the Gth of May, at the closing of school. W. R. Garvie is driving a Ford car now. Lone Rock Some more dampness. Franklin Dillon and Lee Drake spent a pleasant evening with the Kirkendall’s Saturday even ing. The Hudnall’s, having secured claims out near Potato Buttes, will leave for those parts this week. Their many friends regret very much to have them move so far away, altho Rev. Hud nail will be back each first anu third Sunday to preach for us. Frank Kidder and family, W. L. Rookhill and family were guests of the Hesse home Sun day. Cat G ree k I Ray Bailey and wife of Hutch inson, spent Wednesday and Thursday with W. H. Osborn s. They have a homestead on Freeze out. Floyd Porter was making neighborly calls in this vicinity last Tuesday. Geo. and Carl Simpson are no* quite sure the iron' hors ■ beats old Jack and Jerry. W. 11. Osborn made a trip Thursday 10 miles west, with land seekers T F. Evans succeec.s Miss Ina Williamson as secretary of Num ber 8. The Wilson boys are driving in 125 head of CatUe. Sam N ville made .i crip to La mar Tu* - day. GOODLAND Mr. and Mrs. John Meier and ! family of Lone Rock, who expect j to leave soon for their old home in Oklahoma to stay till this fall were pleasantly surprised Sun day by their many friends and neighbors, who brought their dinners and remained aM day. Mr. and Mrs. Meiers during their stay here have made many friends and the gathering was to show their esteem and appro* ciation of them as friends and neighbors. They depart with the well wishes of all who know them. Notwithstanding the rain and snow over twenty-five were pres ent. Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs Emmette Simpson entertained at their home, Casa Grande Ranch, in honor of tin in sister, Miss Laura Simpson, who recently moved here from Canton, Kans., on her claim 8 miles south west of Springfield. The evening was spent in games, music, and* an “indoor trect meet, ” which was a novelty to all and created much hilarity. In spite of the rain about twenty were present and all spent a very enjoyable even ing. FLEMONT Raymond Geer, from Helena Oklahoma, is working for O. C. Mesnard. Erie Miller went to Elkhart the | first of the week to meet his nephew who is moving out from Kansas. He is moving on the Henry Kirchner farm. lx. H. Dickey, Clyde Hendrick son A. P. Knotr, J. W. and Hen ry Stephenson were county seat visitors Saturday. J. W. Stogner returned home on the 23rd inst.. Bringing his new bride with him. We are glad to report that Lambert Cottrell is getting along nicely now. Miss Eiliie Chris tian is spending a few days ii: Springfield. Short Grass Mrs. Goldia White passed away at her home Apri!2sthPJl6 about one o’clock. Mrs. White was born April 25, 1897. i i Mis souri and moved to Baca county with her parents Mr. and Mrs. .John Neal, she was married to Odis White May 2nd 1915. i The funeral services were held at the home Wednesday, 9:30 a. in. by Rev. Tippett: stnd the re mains laid to rest in the Spring field cemetery. She leaves a husband, infant son, father, mother, two sisters and four brothers and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Claud, Rube and Winnie White and Mr. and Mrs. Faank Wade of Larned, Kans.. arrived yesterday to attend the funera of tlie’r si s 'ter-in-la\v, Mrs. Odis White. Horseshoe Good morning to you all. Mr. and Mrs. Shelley from the Cedars are visiting Mason’s rhis week. Mi. and Mrs. Fox of Lake View took dinner Easter Sunday with Inman’s. Mattie Mumui is visiting her cousins ( ! >y and Lva Mason. FJarvey Mason is in Lmar this week. Murray Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Steen, Friday 21. Mother and babe are doing fine. A splendid tinie was enjoyed by all that attended the Easter oinner and ail-day service at the Murray sclmol. Brother Bond gave is a good talk after Sunday, school and Rev. Dunlap preach-1 •»d in the afternoon and another sermon at iffght. 115 were present as near as could be made. Mrs. Wilson took a snap shut of the crowd :nd is in po sition to finish as many ol the pictures as are wanted. g on his place. J. R. Frazier sold some of his well piping to Mr. Cowan. Steen and Deck have Mr. Cow an’s well done. Don’t forget preaching after Sunday school every third and fourth Sunday. Wentworth Married: Miss Lula Conant and Tom Cougar, at Richfield, April 15. Mr. Ray has bought, the old Harmon ranch. C. P. Neff seeded brouincorn for W. T. Cor,ant. Mrs. Grace Lang spent the day with Mrs. R. O. Nance. Ralph Bourquin lest a fine mare last week. Mrs. W. S. Murray visited with Mrs. Lung over Sunday. Gampo C. C. Weeks now has his well completed, 340 feet deep and 110 feet of water, wliieli cannot be lowered. Last Monday wasannual school meeting at Campo A large crowd was in attendance and Jour new schools granted for the coining .Veal 1 . Gov. Carlson ol Denver will speak at the soldiers’ reunion "ii the 17 of August. Little Maxine Wheeler drank | about an ounce of turpentine I Sunday. Vilas C. F. Wheeler start-1 for St. Louis the last of the week to buy spring goods. A1 void Diumm of Johnson, Kans., spent several days in Vi las last week. J. F. Harrison and I'Vrpn Yok ley were Spri :»gfi‘ld (-.dlers Sat urday. Andrew Capansky is building anew residence for bis father and mother. Loyd Canard returned from Arkansas cilv. where he spent, | the winter, to bis claim Wedn**s j day. Artesia and Springfield crowds attended the Vilas dance Friday night. Setonburg Everybody busy planting corn and making garden. Claud Bosley and Emmette Williams were shopping in Se tonsburg Friday. L. A. Brown is visiting Seton Brown a few days. E. E. Rickey was a Springfield caller Thursday. Robert McCullough is having a woll drilled. Seton Brown and son were county- seat visitors Thursday North Flats Nearly everybody is beginning to farm. Twenty North Flatters attend ed services at Springfield Satur day. Hannah Stewart has returned from Nebraska, a Her an absence of about tliroe months. A. L. Smart lias been riding around in that new ovarlandpur chased last week. Rev. Dorman was calling in this neighborhood Tuesday Walter Powell stayed at T. K. OxenrcidcrVs Tuesday night. Peasant Ridge Little Pauline Chusburgi: quite sick with the mumps. Mrs. Minnie Chu&burg and brother Ira Murphy returned to Springfield from Liberal. Kans., last Thursday. In spite of the rain ar.d storm /Sunday school was well attended lat Pleasant Ridge. Mrs. Elbe Tansey and daugh ter Mabel visited Mrs. Mary McClure Wednesday. Ira Murphy and Willi* l Tansey spent Sunday with their unci' 1 J. J. Murphy and family. Miss Pearl Jones is at horn her claim at pr. sent. $1,25 Per Year. C. C. and W. E. Weeks and wife were iu town yesterday. A slight freese Tu esday night, but fruit not seriously damaged. .1. A. McKellar of Estelene was an agreeable caller yesfrer terday. J. F Glenn and L. C. Hager man planted fruit and forestt»*es the first of the week Clyde Gilmore, the telephone man of Elkhart, was in town yesterday on business. G. I. Shultz, former cartoonifct on tin* Denver Post, has been iu Springfield during the week. Les Denney was taken down with pneumonia the first of the Week. Getting along la»rly weli at this time. Of the many large tanks that are now installed in Springfield, the Stewart tank of I'JO gallons lakes the lead. Johnson and Speyers recently put up a 50 barrel stave tank foi 11. Tankersley, and remodeled the Holmes residence this week. Our neighbor Grimm has put up a forty three barrel galvaniz jcdiroii tank, and will now be (prepared tu irrigate as never be j fore. Alberti and Hall Wednesday land Thursday transacted near ■ly £S,OOO of land business. Ve» - lily, Baca county has now a gov* | crop of I tuyers. I Speyers and Johnson have pu* jup aninty barrel stave tank far Sheriff .Long. Suppose he in j tends to give hi in.self an occasion in'! immunity bath. The (thi istiau Endeavor young I folks he'd a social at the school (house Monday night. There was a good turnout, and all re i ported a good tini *. C.:as \ Ihavell, working i; :t• • v iTmm.y Garage, lias lease; tie Ilomsi;;t stone house, and j expects 1 1 is Jauiily here now any - j time -from Missouri. VV L\ Salisbury and l'amiD I who have been visiting in Okls - I homa, returned to his Baev ; home the first of the week, bettci (satisfied than ever .vith the cour , try. Bill Boyd, old time Baca coui. jtyan, was in Springfield 'Tues day, the first time in two years, and was amazed at the growth O’ the town and the development oj the county. .). 11. D. Terral, hind man and surveyor, was locating parties thirty-live miles vest, hi n larvjye l o. i/ii allies to put them on the right land. When he surveys it, the parties ! know the y ai e on the right land. The Misses Clara and Radical Alexander will start the first of the week for si two weeks’ visit to their old home in Illinois with their parents and other relatives. This is Miss Clara’s first outing for many years, and the first vis it to hyrold Illinois home in twen ty years. If anyone in Spring field lias earned a vacation it is Miss Clara, and we hope she will enjoy her visit to the full. The glowing resolutions, of the resolutions com mittee of Saturday’s conven tion, published elsewhere, were drawn upby that invincible dem ocrat, Judge Terral —the Thomas Jefferson of Baca county. You will find the resolutions good reading, and meat in every sei - tenee. I North Grandview Mrs. Flickenger and Mr-. Manlove were Hading in Rich ands Friday. I Arty. Alberti of Springtithi was in these pal ls on busin* -s | Friday. Prof. Fiench took the bail team iu Campo Saturday. \\ .II Garvie stopped tiis sa’e (Saturday. The stock was going I too cheap. Chris. Dunivan, wife and little sen of ease sand canyon spent Friday and Saturday with heme folks. Fred Collins ai ife and her father a l nd ! trades day at (_' tmpo S-»tu**’ • * .