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Vol. XX!X. No. 40
Our Joycoy list is sure loom ing up— proof that somebody is living down there. Though they have been going like hot cakes, wo still have some of the Caswe'.l seeds to give away. Drop in and get yours, To keen in line with the arith metical progression of the thing, with one show last week and two shows this week, there should be three next, week, and so on. The Keating state maps will be gone by the time you read this, but in June we expect, an other batch of them, and then as heretofore will hand them out as long as t,hev last.. With the right kind of a pro gram for the day. and proper arrangements for providingeom fort. on the fair grounds, 5,000 people may be expected in Springfield en the 4th of July. Springfield is fast coming to the front as the peer of the river towns in its business relations, and if its business growth con tinues it will be but a few years until Baca county will have a La mar of its own. Roosevelt scrambled the eggs at thr g. o. p. convention at Chicago four years ago, and made a good job of it. He is going hack this year to unscram ble them, and if he succeeds it will make old Pierpoint Morgan turn over once in his grave. The editor of the Herald with many others regretted the pre paredness move of president Wilson; but we now believe it was the right move to forestall the plunge of the goverr.ment into Old World militarism through tlie g o. p’s. In other words, it pulled the teeth out of the republican campaign cry of 1916, and thus insures the peace and prosperity of the nation for another four years. Get-Together Day Saturday was another red letter day for Springfield. Notwithstanding that the bills were gotten out late—should have beenontaweek sooner, something like 500 or 600 people were here. Each of the stores had five or six clerks, and they were all on the jump during the day and way into the night. Incidentally, Springfield is fast taking its proper place as the trading center of the county one of the results of these Get-Together days. We believe now as we did two years ago, when we first opened our dairying campaign, that Ba ca county should engage largely in dairying. The great trouble, as realized, has been to get a conveyance for dairying and other farm products to Lamar. Not yet having established a truck line, we would advise those wishing to ship cream that it can be parcel posted to Lamar if they will send it in live gallon cans. That seems to be the on ly salvation for the business at this time. In this way, if cream producers will utilize the meth od, it will be but a few years till the business will develop into a great industry for the county. • We realize the fact that if thr season should prove to be a dry one it will be hard particularly on this spring’s newcomers, and all others whose ground is still new; and yve realize the fact al so that they are the first ones to get scared when the moisture fails to come Notwithstanding, we don’t believe a dry year isgo- j ing to make them run. The facts are that a sod crop rarely makes grain and often fails to make fodier, and that no new ground is dependable in a dry season. The bright side to this picture, and the hope of the peo ple, is that old ground ispractic ally always dependable for both fodder and grain, and that old timers here think no more about rain and lalk no more about it than they do back cast. The Springfield Herald Does an.vone l<no\7 whether the sentinel on the towerat Armaged den is still at his post, or if lie has climbed down and left his army to its fate? Carlson will go as a delegate to the g. o. p. convention at Chicago, but if the signs of the times are right he will end his wild career with his boots on in the Noverci ber elections in Colorado. The differense of per cent and‘6 ( /c on that million dollars state school fund would help the schools and the farmers; but what the banks are getting out of it is the difference of 2£ per cent and 10 and 12 per cent. Congressman Keating's Letter It is too bad that every Amer ican citizen cannot road all the printed heatings containing the facts and evidence* submitted to congress in support of the army, navy and fort lications ap propriation bills. Then we would have a clearr ' idea if what we want to do in j mat ter of “Preparedne* . Every man in con; 3 wants his country placed i position where it can raaintr' rder at home and resist ii on from abroad. Perhaps somewhere between the oceans you may be able to find a “peace-at-any price” man, but up to date his identity has not been revealed. I do not believe he exists. There are men in congress— and I am ore of them —who feel that, before they vote away countless millions of the people’s money, they should be given in formation concerning what lias been done with the hundreds of millions we have already appro priated for the army and navy, and we should be given a pretty definite idea of what has been done with the hundreds of mil lions we are asked to appropri ate this yea.. Building Submarines in Two Weeks Take submarines. The naval officials were sure that private plants could not construct these sea terrors in less than two years and allowed that time un der the contracts. When the contractors faild co deliver at the given time the department offi cials \ver« disposed 10 be linient. Then the wizard Edison, the greatest living inventor, came along and explained how he could make twenty or twenty five submarines in two weeks. “Standardize the parts and build em like you would a Ford,” was his simple solution of rhe prob lem. Edison disposed of another pet theory of the department chiefs. The latter have always gone on the theory that omy the big concerns could take care of government contracts. “That’s a mistake” Edison told the com- 1 mittee. “The little shops will do the work faster and lor a lower price. The thing to do is to divide the contract and get as many small shops working on it as possible. Then assemble the parts and put them together. That’s the way I The committee was so impress ed by Edison’s testimony that it will recommend an appropriation of $1,500,000 for the establish ment of a government experi mental laboratory, patterned af ter the one maintained by the wizard at East Orange, N. J. The Pros and Cons As to a Herd Law The New Bill We had intended this week to comment on the herd law bill that, .has been inflicted upon the public, but as another bill is now [being initiated by the authors lof the present one. we shall here pay som(? attention to the originators of these bills and the red lined organ through which they have worked up all this herd law commotion: which brings us to The ‘ Great Divide.” And tiii* reminds us that there are three of them - the paper by SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, COLORADO, FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1916. that name, the town by that name—and the thousand dollars to be divided. We want to call jour attention first to the fiery organ that is causing all this herd-law agita tion. A good many of our peo ple have fallen for its cartoons, red head-lines and gush, and think that its efforts in ev erybody’ s behalf is disinterest ed and its motives pure and sin cere. We want those who have tak en the Great Divide into their confidence to disabuse their minds of at least its disinterest edness and to look carefully into its consistency and sincerity. You have noticed what a won der ful reclamation service its editor Hoggatt is performing up in Routt county—wherein he has located his town of “Great Di vide;" and you have noticed that all his big hollering leads to that town. What Hoggatt wants is to sell town lots; and this herd-law screaming was x> get him and his project into the lime light, the better to succeed with hiß town piomolion; and that’s the disinterestedness of the proposi tion. Listen to the requirements. | “Those joining the Great Di vide colony should have not less than SI,OOO cash, three horses and three cows—or they should positively stay at home." That would be about such an outfit for farming as a pair of shoes, a collar and necktie would be for a man on dress parade. Why so insistent about the $1,0(0 cash, in connection with the awful hardship of using S7B of it to fence 160 acres of their land? Why—the town of Great Di vide! Can you see through a knot hole? Need we say more o( the Great Divide’s disinterest edness, its consistency, and its sincerity. Summary Our first article was to show first that the federal govern ment Ims never passed any laws i n the subject, and that a suit for damages couldn't be brought in a federal court; and second that if the state passes no laws on the subject no damages could he collected in any other court. Our second article was to give the law as it is, and to indicate the amendment of the law as it should be. We believe the five inch posts should be two and three inches, every rod instead of every two rods, and top wire four feet high instead of four and a half. That would be a sensi ble fence law. Our third article was to show the cost of fencing, and the in consistency of the Great Divide’s herd law agitation, they requir ing tlie settlers in their Routt county colony to have SI,OOO in cash. Only S7B of that SI,OOO is required to buy the wire to fence a 160 acre field, and the field one winter is worth the money. Out- fourth article was to show the cost of fencing before barbed wire days, and that of the forty eight states only two passed herd laws while the open range was a consideration. Our fifth article was to show the economy of Btock in the building up of the county, and the part that stock has played in providing schools for those who have been clamoring the loudest for aherd law, and that the open range is for those who have a few head cf stock as against those having very large herds. We shall now leave the matter until the new bill has been initi ated. Meantime sign up the blanks in the Herald, as we want the sentiment of the coun ty on tliis important matter. Stonington Bill Edmunds was kicked by a mule last week, but is getting along fairly well. I N. H. Risley from Kansas is here, the guest of Miss Pearl ! Kerr. Miss Edith Kerr was on the sick <ist Sunday. J. H. Holdeman, the real es tate man, is iiere this week. A. R. Templen, the barber, is building a new shop on the east side of the street. lames Morris was hurt by the fall of a horse last week but is ail right at present. Mr. Holdeman and cousin, Miss Ida and Mrs. R. B. Kerr took quite a trip Saturday visit ing Mr. Holdeman’s sister, Mrs. Benson. They went down by Richards and all over the soutli part of the country. Regnier Charley Peterson got back from Elkhart Thursday—took his sister to the road. Pat Jones is makiDg a black spot on his place where he has been plowing. Mr. Taylor went out on the flats after feed Uiis week. Mrs. Rutherford, Mrs. Alta West, Bart Hancock, Bert Schneider, and P. Regnier have been planting crops this week. Henry Rutherford is herding sheep for Stinson. Wade West and two sons, Clin- I ton and Milo, went to the cedars this week. Location 36-29-47 Plum Creek Farming la the order of the day. Tandy has been sick but is up and going again. Miss Mamie Boles visited Miss Johnson this week. Mr. Pulliam is breaking sod. Preparing for a big crop. Mrs. Ice hasn’t come home from Kansas yet, and Mr. Ice is getting lonesome. Horseshoe Mr. and Mrs. Walker was vis iting Charley Wilson’s Thursday. Mrs. Russell and Josie were visiting at Mason’s Friday. Mrs. Ora Mason has seventy five turkey eggs setting. Mrs. Golden was at ltusseli’s Friday for water. I Everybody busy planting their Crops. Garden all looks fine. Lone Rock Never be neutral between right and wrong. The Vinyard’s Sundayed with the Thompson’s. Tom Park made a trip to La mar last week. Mr. and Mrs. U. G. Nelson and Leon Sundayed with the .Dillion’s. | Mesdames Thompson, Kidder, ‘and Rockhill and children spent a pleasant day last Thursday at the Jent home. Mr. and Mrs. Henry East spent Sunday with Frank Kid der and family. Big Flat Ed and Clarence Alfrey and Al. Scoby went to Lamar yester day for freight. Ki Amrine passed through Big Flats enroute north Monday. Will Crawford is breaking sod for his sister Pearl. Mr. and Mts. Alfrey were in Vilas Monday. J. P. H. Jackman has been having some work done on his well and will soon have a wind mill erected. The chicken shower Thursday at Mr. and Mrs. Campbell’s was a success. Konantz Mrs. Mary Jones has moved onto her ranch. Archie Semmens hud Al Elliot drillja well for him. Bill French lias another Ford. Our old friend Alva Dean went and got married. Alva is a fine young man and we wish him joy on his first venture on th3 sea cf matrimony. Harry Bohl says he’s going to have a gasoline wagon or bust. Mrs. John Gilespy an 1 daugh ter came home Thursday from visiting relatives in Kansas. The Sunday school feed w f as not so well attended as it might have been. However, those there enjoyed themselves, and some of the guests are showing symp toms of founder foot. Regnier May 4. Another big da ice at Frank Welch's Saturday night. Everybody busy planting. Gus Thomas is busy fencing Annie Hancock’s field. Mr. and Mrs. Williams visited Mrs. Williams’ folks this week. Dick Welch seems to stay on the flats most of his time. Won der what the attraction is. Mrs. Rutherford has little tur keys three weeks old —doing fin?. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Thomas are proud of their big team of mules. Freezeout Mrs. Johns of Blaine. Colora do, lias come to make her home with her son Charles on his claim on Preezeout. Carrs have moved onto their claim on Freezeout. A number from this vicinity attended the dance at Whiting's Friday night. Mr. Backus’ baby has been very sick this week. Mr. Gellings and Mr. Carr made a trip to 11 le cedars this week. Charley Johns and Reid White made a trip to Lamar this week. Mr. Peter and Raymond Cul ver of St. Louis, Mo , moved on to their claims on Fre.zeout this week. Short Grass Walter Emil anil Otto Ruth rauff went to Lamar last week. The baby of Mr. ami Mrs. Galways has been quite ill the last week. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mosser and Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Boswell from Lamed, Kans., has been visiting relatives and friends here the past week. Mrs. Baswell is a niece of Lafe Lester. Miss Helen McGurk and moth her arrived last week to keep house for her brother Frank Mc- Gurk. George Harmon wus down from Lamar the latter part of the week to spend a few days with friends. Fred Page is here from Ok la home visiting old friends. West Pretty Prairie Nim Pierce and Frank Morgan went down on the Notth Fork to break sod. W. A. Greathouse and Roy Stigers are breaking horses. J. R. Rentfrow went to Holly to get freight for Geo. Ervin Konkel. One of Orie Stigers horses got cut on the wire, and will be un able to work for some time. Mrs. Geo. Mathews went over in Kansas last week to visit with relatives. There ware three services at Pretty Prairie Sunday and din ner on the ground. D r y wa ter Miss Joanna Dumell of Wich ita, Kans.. is settled on her claim six miles e;ist of Campo. Her friend, Miss Bessie Cone of Wich ita, expects to stay till Septem ber, when she will return to Wichita. They have christened their place Ja.vhavvker ranch, in honor of their native state. Mr. and Mrs. Bellow expect to go to Rodley Tuesday, and Miss es Dumell and Cone expect to to accompany them to see the sights. Mrs. Marie Lamport is the most popular woman in Spring field, according to the vote at the Whitehead show, she hav ing won the popuiarit.v bracelet by about two to one over the nearest competitor. Location 5-33-47 Mystic Dell Mr Falkuer and family were visitors at E. L. Maxon’s Tues day. E. F. Coble is making a trip to Lamar this week. The dance at E. L. Maxon’s ! was well attended. | Mrs. Coble visited with Mrs. | Falkner Wednesday evening. ' Corn is coming up. and gar dens looking fine. Mrs. Blanche Gibson visited Mrs. Grace Gibson Wednesday. location 2I.X0-4U West Flats G. W. Peters and the Culvers have returned, and tlio St. Louis colony bums again w itli activity Harvey Weeks gave a birth day dinner to liis father, H. J. Weeks, of Wichita, Ivans., Sun day. The McCulloughs and Buskirks took Sunday dinner witli Millard Shafer's. Sunday schtrol and church were well attended, and plans were formulated to start a young peo ple's meeting. Rev. McCoy preached a rous ing sermon to a large audiancc Sunday. Arrangements were made to have more benches and to have them by next Sunday if possible. So much sod has been broken that it is keeping what planters there are more than busy. Guess we’ll have to hang lanterns on them and run night and day. Pride Robert Holler anfl Dan Haffi ne i* went to Flkhart Saturday. James Dye Inis been visiting st the Can Ranch the past week. I Sunday visitors at Walter Row ers’ were Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hager, ( has. Carr and James Dye. Mr. Mace more las built a four room house on his claim and is now having a well drilled. There is some tula of building a school house in the township west of Pride. All we need is someone to make a start. Setonburg Walter Briles has completed a fine well for McCullough broth ers. Miss Frieda Hays spent Sun day dinner with Miss Gurneth Slavins. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Measel of Springfield, Robert and Herbert McCullough and Kenneth Slavins took Sunday dinner with Seton Brown and family. Miss Hope Brown has gone to assist Mrs. Sam Collins with her housework. Miss Agnes Haley spent Sun day evening with Ceeile Brown. Miss Florence Sibley v ill re turn to her home in Vilas Mon day. She will certainly be miss ed by her many friends. Lakeview Roy Kraft made a trip to Vilas the first of the w eek. A most enjoyable time was had at the surprise party for Dan Bosley Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. R. Van Voris, and Dan Van Voris of Bidings, Okla., Mrs. R. Wright of Oxford, Kans., Mr. and Mrs. C. E. High, Clark High and children of Viola, Kans., and Mrs. Clay Woods and childieii spent the day with Mrs. Ella Bosley Wednesday. Henry Lively is home after a visit with parents at Caldwell, Kans. FLOEMONT 11. A. Butler and wife are the proud parents of a94 pound baby boy. Miss Ruby Kuott visited Miss Bertha Stephenson Saturday. O. C. Mesnard and R. H. Dick ey have beta on the sick list for several days. J. H. Cottrell and family spent Sunday witn J. E. McGinnis and family. Mrs. G. A. Shultz spent Friday with Mrs. R. H. Dickey. $'.25 Per Year. At the school meeting direc tors were elected as follows: R. H. Dickey President, J. T. Haw kins Secretary. Fern Nixon treas urer. Preparedness By Otto H. Rowland (The Uncle Wait Mason of ISaca county) The papers now are hollering the same thing o’er and o’er, ad vising every mother’s son to fix himself for war, to pack a sword and howie knife, a pistol and a gun, so when he sees those lcr eigu spies he can drop them all and run. This talk of war and bloodshed knockß a feller off his pins, and then he makes the air Quite blue, whiio he sits and rubs his shins. Its very well to be prepared for other tilings than war, besides whicli disking up your (Tcld will be a pleasant chore. The Corners Mrs. Molly Turner, who has been spending the past two months with her nieces, Mrs. Dan Ulry and Mrs. Cal Tomp son, returned to her home in Wisconsin last week. Peter Marsh lias finished Mr. Madden’s well and will com mence one fur Frank Davis. Tlie Douglas residence near Kay’s is nearing completion. It is a square cottage and modern. Tom Parks went to Lamar Saturday on business. Warren Smith returned Fri day from a business trip to Elk hart. John Meiers purchased anoth er horse last week. There will be a box supper at the Pearce school Friday night, May 12. About 40 people gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hershner and enjoyed a weinnie roast. A ball game between two picked teams was tJie fea ture of the afternoon. The Meier family spent Mon day evening with Andrew Jack. Murray John mid Geo. Steen have been doing some experimenting, ongng ing their Overland with Mr. Ter rie’s wagon, the car getting the worst of it. Nobody hurt. Florence Terry missed her car ride but the girls gave her a ride in the little express wagon. Mr. Cooper and family have gone to Hooker, Ok In., to meet his mother who expects to make her home out here for sometime. Grandma Fair and Mr. and Mrs. Frazier took a r'e to Ston ington with Mrs. S een and the boys Tuesday. Had quite a mishap but enjoyed the ride nev ertheless. Mrs. O. Fdan and children and Mrs Wilson called on Mrs. Steer. Tuesday. Harry Kussell has returned to Hooker, Okla. CLYDE I cent ' n 25.31.48 Crother Pierse helped Al Hurshner the first of the week. ! F. H. Gulick of Kansas is vis iting his son and daughter, Roy and Luella Gulick. Mrs. Smith and son Warren, Mrs. Archie Davis and son Wil liam, Miss Stines, and Luella and Roy Gulick called at Mr. KirkendalTs Sunday. Mrs. Tom park and Mrs. I Smith called on Mrs. Dillon Sat urday. Mrs. Archie Davis entertain ed some friends from Kansas, Elmar Em rice, Roy and Luella Gulick Sunday for dinner. Rain is badly needed in th 1 " neck of the world. Pete Morris is drilling a well for Frank Pierce. Mrs. Archie Davis called on Grandma Davis Saturday. Mrs. Frank Burson and little son came up from Hooker Satur day with her brother, AbeSchoil, to visit her parents in the south west part of the county. The Bursons expect to move back on their place in the Boston coun try in the spring ol' next year.