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VOL. XXIX. No. 48
The Campo Enterprise gives the Kansas City Star free, in preference to using a ready print. That is the same tiling ns turning out a twelve page pa per. By diplomacy Uncle Sam com pelled Germany to recall her U-boatordersand stop her U-boat campaign. Is it for this that Hughes has denounced the Wil son policies? If Roosevelt and Hughes can ssttle their differences by diplo macy, wherin is the consistency that nations cannot do likewise? Question referred to the esteem ed Sentinel. In preference to the patent, the Syracuse Journal last week came to us with the inside just pure white paper. We would recommend this style to the care ful consideration of our neigh bor at Two Buttes. If the tizzling and whirring a-id cracking and popping on the 4th in Springfield was along the lines of the much-talked-of “saf« and sane 4tb,” we are wonder ing if the old-time kind was like an old fashioned battle field. The Springfield Herald is one of the assets of the Democratic party. The bulwark of success is a strong weekly newspaper and the Herald fully measures up to its responsibility in this respect. —Denver Eye and Bul letin. Hughes and Roosevelt had their love feast, andtheD Hughes and Taft had a leve feast. Th« question is now, is Hughes for the Roosevelt policies or for the Taft policies, and what hope in either case is there for a Simon pure progressive? The Bull Moose party was of two classes—those who left tha old party because Teddy did, and those who left the old party because they were done with it. The former class will go back with Teddy, like so many bell weather sheep —and the latter class won’t. Just what is it that constitutes “undiluted Americanism”? Both Roosevelt and Wilson have denounced the hyphens, while Hughes has yet the first time to mention them. Now til* question is, just which brand of Americanism would be called “undiluted”? The Holly Chieftain says that “harmony and the defeat of Wil son is the watchword.” The Chieftain is in error. The watchword is “pie;” but we are not thinking that "anything to defeat Wilson” is going to get the ravenous g. o. p. outfit next to the luscious food. Intervention in Mexico would have cost anywheie from 100,000 to 500,000 lives and over a billion dollars. If you have been blinded by g. o. p. place hunters into a denunciation of Wilson, just stop and ponder ov er those figures, and ask your self what we would do with Mex ico after we had paid the price. The exchange of notes be tween the United States and Canada and England over the Newfoundland fisheries dis pute—under a seriers -of re publican administrations, would make a respectable cyclopedia; and yet the progeny of these old time diplomats would denounce Wilson for using diplomacy. The Campo Enterprise made its little bow to the public on the 30th ult. C. C. Swem is the publisher. It is a four column folio, bearing a supplement with its first issue—all home print. It starts with a good advertis ing patronage, is well edited, and promises to become a factor in the affairs of Baca county. Here’a looking at the Campo En terprise. The Springfield Herald 1,000 seems to be about an av erage estimate of the number present at the Springfield cele bration. One hundred autoes at one time faced the race tracks on the 4th—and they were mostly Baca county cars, too. The fireworks were not on an extensive scale, but for an in land town it made a very re spectable showing. With the liquidation of Roose velt as a progressive, it is hard to tell whether the Pueblo Indi cator is in the wilderness or up in the air. When the Prodigal son return ed from the River of Doubt to g. o. p. headquarters and salut ed the old guard, he shook four million real progressives out of his pockets and exclaimed; Se nors, it is all over but the shoutin’. The g. o. p’s. should call an other national convention imme diately to insert in their plat form their great love for the (votes) of the defenders of our coun'ry—they forgot it at Chica go; or did they thir.k there arn’t enougli old soldiers left to pay for the trouble? If any of our progressives have been deluded by the idea that Hughes is a progressive, it would just be well for them to recall the fact that of the forty eight governors Hughes was the only on& to advise against the adoption of the income lax amendment to the U. S. constitu tion. The New V’ork World says of Roosevelt and Hughes that if these distinguished men have converted each other to such a degree that they are now able to enter into sweet communion, there are over 7,000,000 Republi cans and Progressives, to say nothing of the German Ameri can alliance, who would like to know how it was done. Lone Rock Crops are beginning to grow. A soaking rain fell here Wed nesday evening of last week. Rev. Hudnal was over Sunday from Potato Buttes and preached morning and evening at the school house. Mr. and Mrs. Tilley were just finishing packing and loading their goods preparatory to mov ing to Lamar when the big rain came and now they are at home once more to their friends on the homestead. Cal Thompson and Walter Rockhill are doing carpenter work in Springfield. They spent Sunday with homefolks. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Thompson entertained for Sunday dinner: Mr. and Mrs. Harve Kidder, Mr. and Mrs Dillon and Rev. Hud nall. Mrs. Sam Jent of Joycoy and Mrs. Dillon were visiting Mrs. Tilley one afternoon last week. L. C. Thompson is iiaving an other well drilled. This one will be located in their orchard where they can irrigate their garden n<l orchard. Mrs. Stowers and Thelma vis ited one day last week at the Frank Kidder home. Clarence Konkel of the Elizabeth Banner was recently married. Cland Jones, Zoll Wagner, El don Dillingham and Jack Wade started on the sth for Routt county, going by auto. They will be gone eight or ten days. Will someone who knows kind ly send us the address of O. Wil hoit? Had his mail changed from Clyde to some place In Ok lahoma. Harry O. Reeves and Miss In ez Marchbanks of Campo were joined in the holy bands of mat rimony on the 3rd inst. at the court house, Judge Allen officiat ing, The Herald extends con gratulations. SPRINGFIELD, BAGA COUNTY, COLORADO, FRIDAY, JL| Y 7. I*lo. THE BIG DAY SPRINGFIELD Upwards of 1000 People Were In Attendance, and Every Minute of the Time, From Early Morn Till the Close of Day, Was Enjoyed by the Rollick ing Throng. FORENOON PROGRAM We do not agree v/itli the gen eral expression of sentiment to the effect that the public on the occasion of public celebrations does not want to listen to public speaking, or like entertaining features. We do believe, however, that the public on any occasion does not want to be imposed upon by an all-day reading of “field notes," or a one-hour or two hour talk of any kind that has about len-cents worth of sani tary food in it. Indeed, we believe that if preachers generally would put this into practice, and cat their sermons down to thirty minutes or less, there would be less dry sermons and more people who would go to hear them. The speaking program as car ried out in the auditorium on the 4th was ideal in this respect. The time allotted to each speaker was 15 minutes, and every min ute’s Talk by the speakers was heartily enjoyed by the audi ence. The speech of Hon. Geo. E. Hosmer was principally remin iscent. Mr. Hosmer wa3 one of the early settlers of Baca coun ty-then Las Animas county, and started in Springfield its first newspaper, the Springfield Beacon, almost a month to a day after the editor started the Western World at Boston, twen ty-five miles southeast of Spring field, twenty-nine years ago. The Beacon was merged into the Advertiser and the Advertis er later into the Springfield Her ald, as still later was both the Carrizo Miner and the Stoning ton Journal. Though after six months of the Beacon Mr. Hosmer sold it and left the county, Baca coun ty still had a very strong attrac tion for him, as for three years he paid periodical visits to his old Boca county haunts. Of course it was a pretty girl, then Miss Kattie Tipton, who, incidentally, was Springfield’s first schoolma’am. After they were married in 1889, the visits of the young man ceased, the trip here this week beiug the first since that time. Mr. Hosmer consequently has a very warm affection for Baca county, and this bit of reminis cent history was first in his mind when he decided, upon invitation, to pay another visit to the coun ty; and this was consequntly very appropriately made the principal theme of his address, and was ap preciated by the audience accord ingly: Mr. Beavers is strong on both common sense and humor, and dnring the fifteen minntes allot ted to him kept the audience busy at both laughing and thinking. Indeed, if he had used up one hour in his talk the audience would have appreciated every minute of the time. What Register Beavers want ed to impress on his hearers was that farming here, as anywhere else, wants to have a little brains mixed with it to make it a suc cess. In the first place, farming here wants to be the kind the conditions call for, and a man wanfig to be some what equip/JHfrr that kind of farming. /£,J But particuj iy, above every thing else, tirT. new settlers want to get in connection .vith I the old brindle cow, v ith a few 'hens and pigs thrown in for good measure. Mr. Beavers believes, as the Herald has been sayii.g for the past two years, that Baca coun ty ought to become a great dai rying camp, and that when it does it will become one of the wealthiest and most prosperous agricultural counties in the state, as it has the best laying land and the richest soil to be found within the state’s domains. Mr. Beavers’ address was a long the right lines, was in a hap py vein, and was roundly ap plauded at its close. Att’y Alberti made one of the best speeches he had up to that time fired into a Springfield au dience. Although tie last on the program, the audience lis toned with the closest attention to his good-sence talk and hu morous sketches, and heartily applauded at the close of the re marks. The recitation of Miss Mary Wheeler was the hit of the day. Miss Wheeler is an entertainer, and whether her readings are pathetic or humorous, she al ways receives an encore. The recitation on the 4th was humerous, and the applause frequent and hearty. At the j close she responded to an encore | with a short skit that convulsed the house with laughter. Miss Wheeler is a niece of C. F. Wheeler of Vilas. She came here in May from Pittsburg, Kane., and expects to teach school in the county this winter, probably at the Smart school house. Her father, Att’y Fred Wheeler of Pittsburg, Kans., has been out hsre a few times on a visit. Miss Wheeler expects fo remain in Baca a couple of years, and may be all the tipie. The forenoon program was pronounced a grand success. The court-house auditorium had about all the standing room pre empted that was in it. Probab ly six hundred people were in the room, thus making a good test of the new cement Hour. AFTERNOON PROGRAM The whole world wants amuse ment, and amusements at public lie celebrations moans ball games and races. At 2 p m the ball game“was put on—Springfield versus Two Buttes. The game was “fast and furious,’' but Springfield finally lost by half a mile. The trouble with Springfield is that it is all work and no play. The bo.vs simply have no time to practice, and consequently a “Springfield team" for any oc casion is simply a picked-up team for that time, and of course stands no show of vvinniug. First money on the quarter cash horse race was won by Gid Thompson and second money by Jack Wade. First money on the quaiter dash saddle horse race was won by Frank Thompson, and second by C. G. Hamilton. In the boys’ foot race, Cecil Stump won first, and Marion Crick second. In the men’s 100 yard dash, Floyd Chenoweth won first, and Fred Ewing second. In the men's half-mile race, Fred Ewing swept the stakes. Lyle Knox got first money in the auto race, and Vesta Bray second. In this race there was a dispute as to the number of rounds made. In the last round Vesta was half a car ahead, but the judges gave the decision on the round before, claiming that one round too many had been made. In the motorcycle race Eldon Dillingham carried off the purse. The judges in the horse races were Lee Holmes, Arthur Smart, and Harry Dunham.. At the end of the horse races Lee Holmes was called x> the tracks and M. Pritchard tcok his place. The afternoon closed with fire works, which began at 9:00 o’clock hi d lasted about half an hour. The fireworks were very beautiful, ai.d appreciated by those who remained. The day passed off quietly ami without any mishaps, and by the probable thousand people pris on i was counted a grand success. RICHLAND Cotral's visited at Bloom’s Sat urday. Practice foi Ul.ildivn’s day has been going on. Them will be a musical program. Remem ber July the sixteenth. Every body come. Hoy Johnson's lather hasj come from Wisconsin to make their future home here. They I are staying on Will Johnson's j place while he is off at work. Rich’s, accompanied with Lil lian, Jersey and Mis. Lockwood attended Sabbath school at Vilas' Sunday. Gampo Henry Weeks made a drive to Lamar last week for Mary Keliy who was making final proof on her homestead, taking C. S. Per kins and Mr. and Mrs. Bellow along for witnesses. Miss Kelly went on to Wichita with her father who is in very poor health. Linn Davis left on the 26th for the harvest fields. Mrs. Johnson is speedily im proving from her serious illness. Her two daughters from Oklaho ma are here visiting. Last Friday Mrs. Will Week# met with what might have been a very serious aceidont. She had gone into the cellar to take care of her incubator which was hatching, and had filled the lamp. Through a mistake her kerosene can had been filled with gasolene instead of coal oil, which caused an explosion. Mrs. Weeks was not hurt any more than the suf focation. Mrs. Umberger from Denver is here visiting her parents, Mr. 1 ond Mrs. Wheeler, and her 1 brother Harrison Wheeler and family, and old time friends. The patrons of the Campo 1 pcstoftice are now receiving ser-1 vice from the rural daily motor. route, with Jce Blinn carrier. We are sorry our items have been late, but will try and get them out on time hereafter by having the rural route service Miss Mamie Melford is stay ing with Mrs. C. S. Perkins this week. Ira Moore is digging a dugout| in Campo for.Mr. Swem. Prairie View C. E. Preston and wife, C. F. Bunco and wife and H. C. Pres ton have gone to Beaver county to harvest. The Prairie View Sunday school was held at the usual time last Sunday. It being at the end of the quarter, new officers and teachers were elected to take charge next Sunday and the time for opening was changed from 3:00 p. in. to 10:00 a. m. W. J. Marshall returned from the cedars Saturday. While there one of his mules strayed away, and after hunting for it several hours he gave up the' search, borrowed another inule and started for home, but found his own mule on the way. • Mr. Louis, the mail carrier on the star route west from Joycoy, has been sick for several days. His wife is carrying the mail. Harold Ferguson is the proud possessor of a three weeks* old pup, given him by Miss Ethel Craig. Dick Craig’s aunt is visiting at his house for a few days. Guy Marshall and Ralgh Pres ton ate dinner with Harold Fer guson Sunday. Harold called on Ralph several times during the i week. This community received a good rain Wednesday Big Flat Sunday school was well attend ed Sunday. The Crawford’s visited at'A in erine’s Sunday. Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Jack man made a nip to Two Buttes last Friday. Laverne and Valgene E*cnige ate Sunday dinner with Marconi Jackman. Mr. Die is putting down a well for Clarence Alfrey. Calvin Esciage returned from Lamar with Lumber for Wheeler Monday. West Pretty Prairie Harvesting ryo is the order .of the day now. Mr. and Mrs. Haney and son Wilson and John Green and fam ily were Sunday guests at the W. A. Greathouse home. The mail rou e has been estab lished through this neighborhood We hope to get our items in more. regularly. Mrs. Chas. Foulk and mother have gone—we hear to England, i W. J. Williams arid wife left, Sunday for the harvest fields. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. j Mathews, a fine hoy, June 29th. Frank Morgan is having the j time of his life entertaining the m easels. Frank Hughes is helping his father G. W. Hughes, fence his crops. J. R. Wentfrow went to Elk hart for freight this week. North Fork Still hot and dry in this set tlement—everything burning up. We had a quiet Fourth, the majority going to Springfield, s few* to Elkhart. Mr. and Mrs. Utley are the proud parrents of a nine-pound girl—arrived fourth of July’ morning. I The stork also arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Bray’s last Wednesday morning leaving a fine large baby girl. Little Georgie Hahmaik is quite sick at this writing. The rural delivery which started July Ist has made many people happy. Mrs. Nellie Cunningham from • Joplin, Mo., is visiting her par lent--, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bray. Several ace cultivating, trying I to hold their crops until a rain. Richards Mr. Brown and wife of near Tyrone, Okla., are visiting their daughter, Mrs. M. U. McClen don. Mrs. Earl Clapp and mother, Mrs. Sprague, were shopping in Richards Friday. T. O. Maynard, wife and little daughters Lady Mabel and Bes sie Noveta apent Sunday with F. H. Mitchell and wife. Fred Collins and wife are en tertaining Mrs. Collins’ paients of Emporia, Kans. K. H. Mitchell and Fred Col lins autoed to Elkhart Friday. Earl Clapp and Fred Collins went to Elkhart Sunday for Dr. Tucker to come out to see Mr. Fancher, who was very ill. Mrs. M. U. McClendon son Curtis, and little granddaughter Iris Ida Malmberg, spent Thurs day with Mrs. Gritiin. Israel Big rain here Wednesday ev evening. AH the pond holes are full and the creek is up. Jack RatlitTe is working away from home these days. Melvin Brown left for the har vest fields last week. “Dad," at the Israel store, is j fencing his land east of me store, and having some breaking done. ! Mr. Brown of Freczoout called at the Garvie home last week The Misses Hankins of Rich ards spent a week visiting at the Garvie home. A. J. Israel of Two Buttes I was looking after business mat- I ters at the Israel store last week. Andrew Peterson was trading at Israel the 29th. W. R. Garvie and daughters [ Tessie and Lucile called at the Alberti ranch Wednesday. Mrs. L. H. Alberti spent a week at Springfield. They ex- J pect to move in about two months to their new home at Spring held. sl*2s Per Year. Congressman Keating’s Letter Before this letter is printed the congress ol the United States may have declared war on the republic ot Mexico, tut I do not expect such action. | Ido not believe we are going Ito make war on our southern neighbor. If we do it will be Carranza's fault, because presi dent Wilson is prepared to mak«* every reasonable r.rd honorable » concession to maintain pent*. (The groat man in the White Houß3 has never show n to bet ter advantage than during the ! last few wefks. He has dis played a tireless patience in all his dealings with our southern j neighbors, but he has firmly in sisted that American lives and interests must not be further I jeopardized. Trouble Makers on This Side i His would have been an ! easy one had it not been for war ! plots on this side of the Rio [Grande. Certain n&wspapers working with powerful selfish j interests which have vast hold ings in Mexico, are determined to raise Old Glory over that dis tracted nation. Those same newspapers drove us into war with Spain. The Lord knows, conditions Imve been bad enough in Mexico but these newspapers have not been satisfied with the truth. They have reported to the most inflammatory forms of newspa per “faking.” I have in mind, one so called ‘‘news’* association whose owner is heavily interest ed in Mexico. This association supplies scores of daily pajiera with telegraphic “news” and for three years it has carried on a most persistent and unscrupu lous propaganda in favor of in tervention. Grossly-exaggerated, In j many instances stories, of conditions in Mexico and along the border, have been circulated over the country by this association. To make mat ters worse the pa|>ers containing these false stories, together witli editorial comment based thereon, have been sent into Mexico and accepted as accurate statements of American public opinion concerning Mexico ami its people. Those YVho Would Benefit Of course a few of our citizens would benefit. The men who have secured “concessions ’ from the various rulers of Mexi co would reap great profits. There would be places in the col onial government for the politi cians and the army of occupa tion would afford our military men opportunities for promo tion. But how about the fathers and mothers and wives and sisters whose dear ones would have to die that Mexico might be con quered? And the tax payers whose pur ses would have to provide the hundreds of millions necessary to defray the expenses of con quest and occupation? “God Bless Wilson” The other day one of the Wash ington papers stated that Pi\. si dent Wilson told intimate friends he was prepared to sacrifice his political future, if need be, to keep this country at peace.” Every mother who read it ex ( 'aimed “God bless President ! Wilson!** Cat G ree k About one half inch ot rain the past week. V. C. Hamilton is at Caney, Kans., inspecting the home ranch. Mrs. Harvey Kett was pain fully burned while heating tur pentine—exploded. Orris Wilson has purchased his pastner’s share of the well drill outfit. W. H. Osborn is “laying” var nish at the Stroud residence.