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VOL. XXX. No. 26
The date of this paper finds the editor at the big Canadian meeting, with the “boys’* at the helm. The Springfield commercial club has a lot of money in the treasury, and should meet and •decide on tba future of the or ganization “On with the dance! We have millions of lives to pay the fid dler!’’ seems to be the final re ply of the European belligerants, as the dove of Peace returns to the ark. We advise the women to go up to North Liberty and find the judges who decided that men can cohk better than woman and make them take it back. See our North Flats letter. That great newnpaper, the New York World, says Italy has no excuse for being in the war, and is entitled to no sympathy from the rest of the world; and we might add two or three oth ers who jumped in for what they could get out of it. Whatever started the war, there is no question of what is now wanted, and why peace has been turned down. England wants Germany oT the high seas, France wants Alsace and Lorraine, Italy wants some of Austria, and Russia wants Con stantinople, while the central powers want all they’ve got, and more if they can gel it. The Sentinel says that since its talk on beans 1 <st year it is glad to note that the H o aid has taken it up. Pshaw! The Herald had •cticl p 8 on beans as a money crop over tfcrea years ago* ooojac- Weksh atoJd Boeton ~ft bas%ad several articles since then on the subject, and a special article a year ago last August when L. A. Wikoff of Clayton was up here on a visit, at which time he gave us special information on the rais ing of beans in Union county. To Cimarron county, Oklaho ma: It is the desire of Prowers and Baca counties to open up a tourist highway trail from Am arillo, Tex., to connect with the Canadian-Denver trail at Spring field and the Santa Fe trail at Lamar, and wish Cimarron coun ty to take the matter under ad visement. Springfield now has a state highway to»the Oklahoma line, and is desirous of having Oklahoma and Texas to connect an Amarilla-Boise state highway with this line. What does Boise City think of the pioposition. The Sentinel wants to know why -for the Canadian - Spring field Inter Mountain trail through this county was changed from straight east of Vilas to straight west of Stonington. That's easy. The why was to bring the tourests through the richest and most populous farm belt in Baca county, and because the farmers on this line stand ready to pay out or work out from $1,500 to $2,000 to get the line. But how does it concern the Sentinel how roads lead into Springfield—o ily from two Buttes down this way? Jones may fool some of his readers some of the time, but not all of his readers all of the time, in bis whole*cloth tibrica tions. The First State Bank of Springfield is hereby authorized to pay to Jones’ Two Butt« Sunday school class $5.00 and to charge Sam*" to our account, if the Sentinel can quote any com ment of the Herald on the Pueb lo Chieftain’s write up of Baca county, or anybody’s write-up of the county. Jones should either get this $5 00 for his Sunday school class, or else tell his class and his readers that there isn f t any real virtue in telling the truth anyhow—so long as you can get people to believe some thing else. That would be con sistent, and Jones Is rabid on “consistancy.” The Springfield Herald It is probable that the most desperate fighting of the war is ahead for the coming summer, and it is probable that the sea son will close with no decisive advantage to either side. The Springfield correspondent of the Lamar News is a good booster, but is a little off on a coal mine fifteen miles smithea-t of Springfield. He should go about thirty miles west. The state highway commission will he in session the firs <>t the month, at which time it is in tended to have tlie Canadian- Springfioid -Inter-Mountain trail through the County ma le into a state highway. A huge reservoir north or west of town, besides furnishing water to tight lire, could be util ized in irrigating groves of trees and lawns for both the school house and the court house. Shall we have the reservoir. A bill introduced in the Colora do assembly is entitled, “a bill to require a me tical certificate of good health oefore a clerk may issue a marriage lieens- Of course a clerk in bad health might leave some miernoes on the certificate. A petition is now being circu lated asking that the secretary designate all Baca county as comißg under the provisions of the 640 acre homestead law. Sign the petiton, ns it is impor tant to get all the rough and broken land in the county on the tax roll. With what can be raised by private subscription, and what will come from the county and State, Baca county will have .navvy bvvaMWWj* U& limits. Tbe state gives an amount equal to all the money raised i ■ the county. Failing to get tbe ex ict infor mation wanted as to the location of postoflices, stores and s ho > houses, wo have writteu to each of the teachers in the county, enclosing an addressed envelope and will probably have the in formation wanted by the time this goes to print. The league that we believe in for tbe enforcement of peace be tween the great powers is an agreement that non-combatants will neither buy Irorn nor sell to warring nations. With a knowl edge of sucti an ultimatum stal ing them in the face, the present nations at war would have thought twice before opening -n > their batteries, The dist ict normal will this year be held at Las Animas. Some of our teachers will be able to be thtre, and the others wilt have the satisfaction of knowing that the county’s normal funds will be there whether they are or not. Tnere is nothing like having a good normal some place, an i we are hoping that as many of our teachers as possible will attend The Springfield correspondent in the Lamar News is right about ‘.'.ie need of protection against tire, but the place to do the talk ing is in Springfield. The Her aid recently suggested a huge reservoir north or west of town, fed by one or two windmils, witn piping for ihepresent along Main street. We belieyt 51,500 jor $2,000 will do it. What riops | Springfield say? I Apropos the counter charge of I a decalog of dead ads. in its resurreetd sheet, some of which never did pay its editor one cent our worthy contempory sayeth not to contrary thereof. Won der if our good brother ever read the good sciptured story about "motes” and "beans.” Again we would repeat the in formation that it hasn’t, been be cause of dead ads. that the Her ald has been getting out a sup plement about half the time for the past two years and better. SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, COLORADO. FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 1917. A bill has bean introduced in the assembly appropriating $75,000 for the State Board of Immigration, The board is do ing good work for tbe state, and we believe the bill should pass. Sloan-Hoover Married, Sunday at the Horse shoe school house, Ernest Sloan and Bertha Hoover. The bride is a daughter of the widower Hoover, and a prominent mem ber of our Sunday school. Ihe gruo ii is a farmer who is id. g one of those good claims down. Brother Hoover officiated. We extend our heartiest congratula tions. A Friend. 79th BIRTHDAY On Tuesday, Jan. 30, friends and relatives gathered at Hic hams of T. B. Nickeil's to cele bate bis father, H. H. Nickeil's seventy-ninth birthday. There were seventy persons present, and all partook oi a very delicious dinner. Tears came to the eyes ut ail those that stood uruund and to thoss that were seated at the table, over which he bowed his snowy white head anu offered up his earnest thanks. Although Uncle Hiram, as he is fiuiiliarty known, is seventy nine years of age, is in gOou Healtu, and as supple and spry as some people are at several years younger. Four generations were repre sented at Uncle Hirams dinner, he being the first, bis son T. B. tne second, T. B.’e daugnier, Mrs. Nellie Glasgow, tne third and her eldest son Lhtford tne fourth. The crowd left for their sep arMaMMMat au early hour, ail tor nsviog oecii permitted to mix unii mingle .11 Sucn s delightful way, a. I a .vine ah ol one accord in creaming an inward prayer, 'ii d Bless our olu Uucte Hiram.’’ A Friend. LOCALS New onions, cabbage, apples, oranges and lemons. Stroud's. If you want a farm loan on rea sonable terms see Elmer French, Springfield. cb Stonington was here in force file day—aitenuance on tiU’ Grimm trial. Luciss, son James anil Henry McAdam were here Tuesday— Grimm trial. FARM LOANS—If you wish 'O sell your land, write Cecil B Long, Eikoart, Kansas. d 6-9 0. B. L»ng, “Western Land Man,’ and G**orgo Neville,agent tor the Elkhait Oil Co., we o here Wednesday, See their ad . elsewhere. G. C. Grimm appeared before Justice Emerson Tuesday, waiv ed trial and was bound over to the June term of district coun without bail. At the D. C. D. H. A. meetink- Tuesday night, arrangement* were made for ten or twelve cars to go to Canadian today, taking something like forty or fifty good Springfield people. Judge Terral says that while J. H. D., Sunday, was watchin a woman skinning a rabbit r;in his Metz over a stone pila a»*d through a wire fence, jolte the life out of half a dozen peo ple, and then drove bac ; < to find out whether the woman would skin a cat the same way she did the rabbit. LAKE VIEW We will say for the “Konkel boys” »hat we think their paper was just as good as “Dad’s” 'Mver was. and that “Dad” might just as well stay in Denver. Henry Mathews and wife to Tyrone, Okla., last Thursday. Earl Smith from Galva, Kans., is here visiting his brother O. H. Smith and other aquaintarces. Will Cramer is home from Gal va, Kans., where he attended the funeral of his sister. The neighbors of Mrs Bussard successfully planned and carried out a surprise on her last Thurs day n«ght, it being her birthday. The evening was spent in play ing games, after which a lunch was served The guests de parted at a late hour, wish ng Mrs. Buzzard more happy birth days. Fair Play. Dale Hall, the sou of Forest Hall, who has been suffering with rheumatism lor tbe last two months, is slowly improving. Miss Belle 1 Moorhead spent Tuesday night at the Weeden home. Mr. Tweed lelt a few days ago for JeweUburg, Kans., fora visit witn fm nds and relatives, B C Morian has his n**w house completed and moved his fam.iy up Imm Rod ley last Fri day. T. W. Weedeu returned fr *m Lamar Tnursday witn a load of freight lor Forrest Hull, Harry Su dekuiu has added another i oom to ms Louse. Plum Creek Jim Ice and- S. L. Hie.kcox are in the cedars. W. T. Boles returned home this week and the neighbors cer tainly welcomed tin m back. J. P. Richard went to Lamar this week. K. I Johnson returned home Wednesday from his eastern vis it. True Hickcox has been on the sick list. Fay Knapp went home from R. I. Johnson’- and found his house broken .open and every thing gone. Richards The singing Sunday evening ai the J. L. Turner home was well attended. Ross Turner of Oklahoma is visiting his brothers Horace and Jesse. Mrs. Denleo had an attack of la unpp®,.i>ot id better at this writing. Vjjtffp' 5 'Prrr**vr.rd—f* F ? r r *r<**- traoi c in Richards Friday. G. W. Caldwell and wife trad ed in Richards Monday. Harger and Flicuingrr butch ere i hogs foi F. H. Miicheli Fii day. The dance at llie Fred Collins this week was a success, every one enjoying themselves hugely. Zion Chapel Rockhill’s p*nt Sunday with the Thompson’s. Sain Jent stopped one day last veek on hi- way home from La mar with that new tractor. Now this old world Will get turned ov er. A few new mail boxes have been put up long this line, some coming for t*vo •■wo and a hall miles for their mail. Je-s Shelton had the misfor tune to ose one of his Cows, by her fall ng into his cistern and drowning, during his absence one <ia> last week. Richland Ron Johns- n gave Ela Cottral and Isaac Rich a Itsson in stock judging last week. The boys *-xp C’ to ge to I amar for the c>n est in stock judging Sat urday representing Richland Friends academy. Mrs. Mitclu l was at Rich’s Monday. Sue rep* rts that her da ghter md son-in-law, Mr. ami Mrs. Charley Elmore are very much pleased with the new arm that has come to her home, and seems to be quite fond of be ing grandma. Aid meets Wednesday at Bloom’s, A nice meeting at the church Sunday, although the weather was cold. North Flats Among those on the sick list this v\ ** k are Bert Oxenreirder JeSse Kauffman, Wil* ern Stiflet and Henry Bickford. The debate Friday night: R* solv -d that a man can cook bet ter than a woman, was decided in favor of the affimativo. La dies, yould better g* t busy. A. L. Smart and Hi* v • Und* r wood have gone t*» »he cedars. Ms. Cook mother of Mr-. Chatham, is here visiting. Mooseland February 2 Wilni.T Beau ley went to La mar Tuesday, returning Friday. •J. M. Hutches ami wife made a trip to Elkhart this week. Hem y Alphin took some cows to Two Buttes Tue.-tlay to put on pas lure. John Rogers and family start ed to Oklahoma Monday, where they intend m iking their future home Rinli. Bertha, i t ulali and Wil ber Vanosdel took Sunday din er with Steele's. Celia St»M*le is staying with Mrs. Harri.-on Aytes while Mr Ay le.s is away. Jim Wat kit s ;.n< ■ l>- rtha Van osdel calle-i on Dunn on Sunday. Baker Greer Sitton u s been on the sick list with neuralgia. Clay Moody is away helping thresh in Kansas. Mr. Conner has returned tohis claim and is putting down a. well Ben Boss had a runaway Sun day evening. They hul return-' ed home from services and had | unhitched except one trace. The horse look l iglß und ran some distance, hut jVL . Bess held to it until ho was struck by the wagon tongue, and imd I• is right, leg broken below ihe knee. He was removed to the homo of Mr. fieri f* rd v'n -*•«• , r s ho n -uf fering a groat u i. ut do ng as well ns could hv- i-xp« ettd. The teachers’ reading circle met at ilit; Butcher school house Saturday. Prairie Queen > 7’i.,. at Joy Poy Satur day night was well attended, Sim Eaton and Jake Cameron made a trip down in Oklahoma the fust of the week to look af ter a team of horses A A Brand and. family, Mrs. Sam Eat n and children and Mrs. N. E. Bettis sp no the day Sun day with J. W. Lynch’s. The death of W. E. McMullen | was a shock to the people in this part, he being one of the parties that did the broomcorn seeding here. We charivaried Ernest Sloan Tuesday night, and sure got the treats. Maxey John Durstein shipped a car load oI cattle ro Kansas City 'his week. Jess Lamunyon, Roy Roberts and Tom Simms returned from the cedars t his week. They have been chopping posts. D. F. McErchee went to Lamar the last of the week. The boys of M *xey intend to play basket ball Saturday even ing Grandview Fred Collins and wife made a trip to Elkhart Sunday. Leona Dunivan is spending a few weeks with her brother at Campo. Mesdames B. R Glasgow, L. U. Luc us and B. M. Adams at tended a surprise party on Ger tie Nichols of Wentworth Tu -s --day. Claribel Beckman spent Sun day night with llie Hankins. Mrs. J W. Cowan’s :.nd Unci** C. \V> Ibor i nd friends are tom jug Colorado and New Mexico. West Pretty Prairie Harr;/ Mider bought two more Buff rpington cockerels of Orie Ltigers this week. Geo. Hughes went to Elkhart rue-day returning Thursday. Gee Mathews went to Holly the fir-1 of the week for lumber to tin sh remodcii u fus hous/. Orio Stiger* went to Holly Fri day for coal. J. R. Rentfrow helped Ben Har w build a chicken house Monday. G raft February 3 Emery Wilson visited this neighborhood last Sunday. Mrs. Molone was surprised by the arrival of tier father and two brothers last Sunday. They emne from Kansas in autos and stayed till Tuesday. Geo. Molone is enjoying a visit with his cousin from near Lam ni ir t. Earl and Pearl Fimlin an l Mr. McCoy are camped in the cedars, cutting posts. The pie social at Harmony scheol house Sunday i lght was well attended. Short Grass The younfr folks of the con ••;ut ity will give a play at t v -c, o l house February 10th e i tith-d "under the ikUiv.is.” A welcome is ex tended to everyone. 10 G. Filikle and wife and Net tie ami O. H. Smith of Lake View spent Sunday at the Terry home. Mr. i,'laton made a trip to La. mar. Fay and Pearl Calhoun spent Sunday with Grandpa and Grandma Ruthrauff aid Mies Wiley. Rev Nidey is holding meetings at the Lake View school house. A few of the young folks at tended iiu rary at Blue Mound Friday night. Lamport Mrs. lO.eret Thomas visited Mrs. Ir. anlah Falls last Monday, The Sunday school at Lamport was -.veil attended Sunday. Mis Ellen Parcher died Sun day l ight about 9 o’clock, hurri ed at Stonington Tuesday— 77 years oid. Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson calleo en the dentist at iOlkhart Monday. Ed. Rogers aod family visited Tom Burleson’s Sunday. Literary was well attended Friday night at the Butcher School house. Rock View 0. S. Tyley is entertaining sorao of his friends from Texas this week. There will be a pie and box supper at the Rock View school house Feb. 16. Everybody in* vited. The Chapman boys and McAd ams boys have been hauling post this week. Mr. Cyphers is drilling an other well. We hope he will find water this time. M is. Gollirs has returned h m* I from Kansas where she has been visiting in r thre daughters who are in school there Mr Newberry, our mail ca ri » has a new car. Ben Boggus is able to be on again. West Flat Mr. Marshal went t*» Winfi** d. Kans., foi treatment by a spe cialist. Stockier went to Lamar Mon day after the tools for the new blacksmith shop at Joycoy. What is the matt* r with our mail lately. One 1 tter that Was mailed at Lamar Dec. 12, was rec’d Jan. 2. Other letters wer* from two to three weeks getting 'here from Colorado points. We wonder if the people want i rural route in h**se parts. L seems to be up to them to make the next move. There is a gooi prospect for one if we had an> roads to carry it over. Each communnity would Cotter get t get her and plan *o fix any ban places in then neighborhood. There will be a box supper at the West Fiat school hou.-e Feb. 14th. Everybody come. The ladies bring box**s and the m**i ell filled pocket books The proceeds to purchase supplier for the school. Mrs. W. P Bailey ent rtained at 1 o’clock lun:h *»n th 1-t »n t. covers being laid t- r Mesdames Stinson, Measel, Hughes, Flint, Hagerman and Allen. 41.50 Per Year. Pleasant Valley February 1 Earl Curry and family are in Wichita, with Mr. Curry's par ents. Earl is having an opera tion performed on him. Wade Roark, who has sold his place to Davy Smith, has moved out of this section of the coun country. H. W. Brooks butchered a beet this week, u-d is selling some of it to his neighbors. Earl Kahlei took Earl Parker. Everet Lassiter. Wade Odneal and M. M. Akers to Springfield Monday ot this week on land business. John McMannis took dinner with S. E. Mitchell and family Sunday of this week. Church was held at Pleasant school house Rumlay night. Floemont O C. Mcanard and Orie Miller made a trip to Elkhart the latter part ol the week. Miss Kate Minnick, who has been clerking at Richards for sometime, is spending a week on her homestead. G. A. Shultz and Coy Denrfcv have gone to the cedars after posts. J. T. Hawkins and G. N. Bal lou were county-seat visitors Saturday. Eureka Mrs. Will Waldroupe and son Albert wore Slonington shop pers Saturday. Mrs. Hu rve Bow ley visited at her mother’s last Tuesday. Herbert. Walker and Will Wahl roupc have each purchased a team of mules. Miliard and Milton Amrine have gone to Lamar after lom iber for Wbvnler Konantz A few neighbors met and as sisted in papering the school house Saturday. We arc sorry to learn that we arc soon to lose our neighbors, Mr. Shanholoter’a. Sain Bryan went to Holly again. Ora Keaton deme3 the charge; and there are others. Jako Dilhnger, oui rod poll man, is still buying polls. D iamond Ridge Grandma Parcher died last Sunday night, and was buried Tuesday in the Stonington cenit tary. Will Pridemore ...nt to Elk hart Friday. A. S. Hubbard is hauling sand to build a simp. Stonington One of th- worst crimes ever committed in Raca county was Mie killing of Chas. McCrellis, 1--ntion • d n the Herald. Marion K»ise is very poorly • ith dropsy Denut V P’ctrict attorney Hall was here In -» Saturday and Sun 'ay Fa’henm/ evidence in the McCrellis murder case. J. J. Lomr «nd J. W. Baugh man consummated a deal last «veek. v horn’ v Raughrnan he rn me o m ner » f the J. J. L/) ng Thrp«h : mr n achine and automo bile, Long petting the bunch of young mule* Mr. Baughman re cently hoc ghr. Our gnrage man, Everet*© Thomas, : s sick «* ith pheuTpord* 1 . Grandpa ana Grandma Nan s r » nr Inst SnndAV with their son Jay and wife. Last week H. K. Ellis ma dea deal with a man at Hooker for a stock of d-ug«, he and George Gnbum bringing same to Stoo* ingt'*n. v r. P<>wei and wife arrived from Missouri and took charge of the P' fficp. R H .Ton s and wife returned last wp'k r rom their .lecturing tour u Oklahoma. Rev Dean. '’h.s. Stoner and Fra 'U O he *ransactcd business i at Elkhart last week.