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VOL. XXX. No. 35
The federal Farm loan hank at Wiclota made it* firsi loan this week tu A. S. Stockwell of I.ained, Kalis. l’lie new bank will be located on the corner of Main street, and 9th avenue, and and will be bnilt immediately. The time is at hand for the government to take a hand in the matter of food prices—as they have done in England, France and Germany. The D. C. D- markers will be rea iy about the fiistoi'May, and will be sent to the various points along ihe line ior erection. They are to be set in concrete. We believe its readers and the public would bo willing to for give the Pueblo Chieftain for its radical partisanism if it would only spell “offence" and “de fence” with a brace of “s’s.” The Russian minister has an nounced that a peace move would be put on fool when the German people follow in the footsteps of I Russia and overthrow their pluto cratic rulers. Here’s hoping for the other governments of Eu rope. ' ~ I Among the new houses pro jected for immediate building in Springfield are—H. Tanker sley residence, Carl Jones bun gilo. Farmeis State Bank con crete, J. H. Shriver, Terral real estate building, concrete, Den ney’s garage rock, Herb Hom elier abstract office, and some others. Now that the United States has locked horns with Wilhelm, it will be necessary for ruralitee to get nest to the next thing to a dally.'* The Thrice a-Week Neat York World is about the right cape -, and equal to a daily for country purposes. We can fur nish it to our paid-a-head sub scribers for 75 cents. The inclosing envelope of the Denver Tourist and Publicity Bureau lias on it as an advertise ment, Denver the gateway to 12 national parks; 32 national mon uments; 14 one-day trips; 38 scenic trips; and they might have added, cooling mountain breezes ihat’s what gives importance to the D C, D. and T. 0. C. aulo highways. A census of the tourist trade across the Canadian bridge on the D. C. D. was commenced on the 3rd iust. and will be continu ed to the 3rd prox., when a re port will be mailed to all the pa pers on the D. 0. D. line. Anoth ci- census of the tourist trade will be taken again during the month of July. Watch for these reports in the Herald. Not many know tne fact that Colorado will be bone dry after July Ist, when the federal law will go into effect. The United States will then prohibit the im portation of boose into states prohibiting its sale within their borders, and Colorado now has that law on her statute books; so no carriers after July Ist will he permitted to bring a drop into the state. This is the decision of the U. S. district attorney, who declares that the law will be eniorced to the letter. Jones of Two Buttes and the Sentinel last week made the dis covery that in our map write-up we failed to say that the D. C. D goes through Two Buttes, all of which shows that Jones would have made either a good inspect er or detective. Not one person in a thousand would have made that discovery. Indeed, we hadn’t noticed it ourselves, and we are pretty tolerably observ ant. We certainly give Bro. Jones credit for having a special faculty for noticing things, but we would advise him to put on a double-lens pair of glasses and then to read that Two Buttes write-up again; also to notice the D. C. D on the map. The Springfield Herald THE T. O. C. HIGHWAY The School Herald last week took precedence to everything else, hence the great road meet ing was passed over to this week. nsour readers already ken*—, a meeting was called here for the 3rd inst to establish a tourest highway from Amarillo, Tex., by way of Dalhart, Boise and Springfield, to Denver and tht chain of mountain parks to the west of it. The meeting wascal led to order at 3:30 p. m. by Judge Terral, pres ident of the Springfield chamber of commerce, who in an ardent address welcomed the delegates and visitors. Judge Terral was then elected temporary chairman and C. C Swem temporary secretary, af ter which committees were ap pointed on cradentials, perma nent organization and order of business. By the report of the commit tee on permanent organization R. H. Thomas and W. tl. Ray of Boise were made permanent chairman and secretary respec tively. Mr. Thomas made an appropriate address on taking the chair. The committee appointed on markers for the trail reported a plank 2xß and 4 feet long to be planted two feet in the ground, to be painted white with black lettering. The meeting then adjourned suject to the call of the presi dent Lamport Tom Keeler. Dick and Pat Sil via went to Elkhart on business Thursday. Edgar Pieroe is very sick at this - They .think that he has the measles. The Grange ledge was organ ized at the Butcher school house, j Wednesday night. A large cfo-vd was there. Mrs. Dillard Collius, Miss Ava and Miss Edua Fowler visited Beulah Falls last Thursday. Mrs. Everett Tnomas has some little chickens. Everett has set out a lot of shade trees around his house. We are having good attendance at the Buscher Sunday school at present. A Bear Hunt In Las Animas County, After reading of the bear hunt in Baoa county in last week’s School Herald, a band of Spring fielders thought as how they had probably been chased over into Las Animas county, and that it would be a good idea to get over there after them while the trail was warm. German-American Insurance agent Rich sprang the proposi tion, with counter-jumper S. E. Carter and the Great County Builder promoter willin' Barkis es and ready to jump at the un dertaking-overtaking in the case of bears. It was agreed that we would load up on gasoliue and chuck to run the bears down. The Ger man-American agent with the English cognomen was to fur nish the hydroplane, counter jumper Carter was to furnish the gas, and the Great County Build er promoter and a confederate were to furnish the hard tack and other accoutrements of war fare. After some time, under sheriff detective Lyle Knox was discovered on the 7. O. C. high way and roped in for the grub stake confederate, and ordered to join the bear-hunt party. When all was ready, German- American life-saver Rich gave the handle to the hydroplane a little twitch, we aj jumped in, and the machine turned its nose in the direction of the bear haunts of the west countv and soared away—-In a nor vest by west di rection. We first lighted in a glade that I had been cleared away for the purpose in the cedars by the side |of several winrows of posts, Mr. SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTV, dOLORADO, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1917. Carter wanting to buy the posts foi a palisade to pnt the bears i in, his idea being, should we be successful, to start a menagerie. | He bought tile |mats, after whicn we h eld a counsel of war. and decided as a precautionary i-i isure that it would he a good ! strategic move to get around that chuck vitallzer in order to lightc:i the draft on the hydro plane before making the final grand drive for the bear trench es on ahead 1 After again getting our tna | chine into the air and above the .tall cedars, we rattled off in the direction of Mustang creek, landing in good time on a tribu . tary thereof bearing the nomde jplume ot "0. U,” about a mils from its junction with the fa mous mustang. On this creek at this point are the famous fields ot the world famous Mustang Oil Co. They have erected there a monster derrick, and the drilling is by the power of a monster engine. They are now drilling their' second hole, the first one having gone awr.v. In thiß hole they are no,v down I,Boofeet. A kind of stinking gas is coming out of it with a roar, but is inflamable. There Is also a weak flow of water. The company intends to get "ile’’ or spring a leak in the Indian ocean. We did intend to go on to the coal fields, about twelve miles west of the oil fields, but"beard that a blast bad covered up the coal and there was consequently nothing to be seen. Bear? They didn't dare to show op; so the war strategist* pumped up their machine and hiked it for the ranch of S. E. Carter, baok in Baca county and civilization, -The -home and Urn fmaiag I methods of 3. E. Carter deserve la special write up, this article • being too lengthy for its consid eration here. See elsewhere “Results of Intensive Dry Fann ing.” Some Current and Gooseberry Topics, As Seen by Prof. Grubstakes, Of the Baca Cu. Grubstakes Academy Tlie D. C. D. Highway “D. C. D." stands for, “dig. Canadian, dig!” The reason Canadian is ad monished to "dig” is because they have some awful big hills and hollers down that way to look after—biggest, indeed, you ever saw or heard tell ot. But Canadian is equal to the job. Last that was heard of them they were planting mines and submarines under those hills, intending, to blow them into the holiers, and then all they would have to do would be to scrape out the hollers. The D. C. D. begins some where in the Gulf of Mexico, and ends somewhere in the Be ring sea. I think it is to be a highway for whales and sea lions and a channel for the exchange of the hot and cold atmospheric currents generated by those two famous old swimming holes, the two meeting in Colorado for the purpose of compounding the climate wanted by tourists. That is why this bi-planed highway is going to do so much for Baca county. When these two bellingerent air currents meet here, along with the whales and sea-lions, and may be some polar iiears and tropical rhinocoreses; then will come the tug of war, and then will the cup of our joy be full, and life by worth the living. There has been lots of talk of a railroad; but what is a railroad by the side of the great joys of the D. C. D. ? Nothing—abso lutely nothing! After the D. C. D. and the T. O. C., then will come the San tants, Springfield and Raton R. R., probably byway of Stoning tor,, Artesia and Two Buttes Have to kind-a put this in, Mr. Editor, as a sop to "Brer Jones." THE RESULT If INTENSE DRY FARMING As we have said before, the | value of land tu Baca qount.v rie | pends wholly'Ain the people liv*. ing heie. There are iall kinds of dry | farming,' from the kind that plants tlie stuff, then mows 'down the weeds a rime or two l with a knife weeder and lets-her go-galleger, to the man who is on the job with every modern | method knowp - under the sir, 'and mixes with the methods good horse sense, energy, and stick-to-itivneas. We have Mated before that during the thirteen years that we have been here on our sec ond sojourn in the county, we have not knowa a failure of our neighbors doing good farming in making a fair grain crop As an illustration of the farm ing that nays and that gives val ue to the land,, We want to tell you bristly <jjf the farm and farming methods of one uian in tbe neighborhood of Joycoy— S. B. Carter. :f It was at Qirter’s that the bear buntconii|wged last Sunday. As we wers approaching the place from different directions we realized thejt we were actu ally once moiwback into civiliza tion.. The ttrat striking feature that came into vtrr were tlie long ricks of fodder, the only fodder, as we it now, seen on the trip. " 'i, Mr. CartgT hoc led m 20,000 bundle* of fodder, had a large rick of mowed Sudan grass, sold a ton of broolnoorn. and has on bends 2,800 pounds of beans, I besides some fo-arita grain. tjyie of the dry set wo have had In the county. When wheat liar vest was on in Karnes, the young man- said to his father—“what shall wc do? Everybody ha* given ft up, say it's no use, and are going back to harvest.” "Son," said the fa ther, “we will go aheadand farm just as if we were going to get a big crop;” and they went ahead and farmed that way—and they got a good crop, if not a big one. Mr. Carter's method: Diskid tlie ground three times rn early spring. Then blank listed. Then at planting time, witli a six shovel cultivator, ran three shovels, set close together, in the lister furrows, and planted with a two-row planter. After stuff was up, harrowed and racked with a 1,000-|>ound corrugated 27-wheel roller. Then cultivated and rolled again. Al together, harrowed twice, culti vated twice, and rolled three times. Mr. Carter believes the roller packer was the salvation of his crop, it serving more than any thing else to hold the moisture in the ground. While the dry weather was on, the crop simply held its own; but there wasn't a weed in the field, so when the rains came there was nothing in the way of the crop shooting up, and it did it. Mr. Carter has hard or tight land, and in addition the land was new—farmed some second and some third year. No one has to farm exactly as carter did; but tiiere is rare dan ger of anyone who farms right coming out at the little end of the horn, and in the end the real value of the land here will de pend on everybody farming about tlie right kind of away. Are you doing it? Richards April 2. T. L. Stainer and family at tended church at Welcome Sun-' day. Rev. Webster preached to a large crowd at Welcome Sunday. Fred Collins has moved to his brother Milow’s ranch, he having rented his farm near Richards for the coming year. Miss Claribelle Beckman clos ed sure*Slu 1 term of school at Grand View Friday. Jaums S Acre and family re turned list week fr« m a pleasant jvUitto Mtv. Acre’s parents in Ouinhoma. Mrs J-ssh Turner, and little son and yonnifest daughter, are visiting l.iends and relutiyes in Oklahoma. Richards organized a ball team the 31st, Asa Hess, captain, and Frank LeCrane Managert, Tht re will be a ball played in Richards each Saturday after noon Rodley Mr. and Mrs J. T. Hawkins and children, G. N. B-diou and family are visiting near Ochiltree, Texas, G. M. Wilcox returned from Oklahoma last where he has hem to ship ids property to this place. Mrs. J. M. Moon‘head's moth er is visiting her. Mrs. G. A. Shultz is tending to the P. O. during the absence of Mr. Ballon. Prairie Queen Bob Lynch and Elihuu McGin nis attended the sale ovet east Thursday. Sam Eaton ha* purchased him a team this week. Elmer Claggctt and Dr. Pat terson have finished breaking out quarter section each. George Sloan has himself a new well, at tlie depth of 235 feet. Mrs. George Your.guian and three children have got the measles. Tiiere is quite a tot of sod plowing going on in this part now. Mrs. Victor Beatty has return ed home from. Missouri. She is some-bettor. Pleasant Valley Measles are going the rounds here now. All of L. C. Kinche loe’s children are down with it. A. A. Chambers is finishing Boaz Hamilton's house. John Neihart and family have relatives visiting them. All reports of our telephone line are favorable. Clara Thomas, who has boen visiting on the Nortli Flats, re turned home Tuesday. Pleasant Valley school visited Point View school in Kansas last Friday. School closes April 2nd at Pleasant Valley. Everybody is cordially invited to attend the dinner given the last day. Joe Fuller has rented Earl Parker’s place for this season. Prairie View Having some nice weather. Vera and Raymond Ferguson started for Kansas Wednesday. Mrs. Hancock and son have re turned home from Kansas Mr. Brisendine and family came to their homestead last .week. Mr. Dunlap and Floyd Brisen dine went to the cedars this week. The Commisioners were in reg ular session last week. RICHLAND Sunday Richland dismissed their services in the morning and went to the cement school house to an Easter program. All enjoyed the bay. Edward Lockwood has been laid up for a few days from the •fleets of having some teeth pulled. Rich’s went to Fowler, Kans., last week and brought home heir daughter, Kachel Lock wood, who lias been there some ■ ime taking treatment. Mrs. Everett Cottrell lias not been well the past week. Jess Stogner and Roy Terry have gone to Lamar. The acadamy school will bo out the twentieth of April. Rev. Olen Hunt of Fowler will be here to give the address. He sure and come. Prairie View Having some wet weather in this neighborhood. Claude Preston and brother Ralph returned home from Okla homa last Sunday. Mr. Marshall, who was in the hospital at Windficld, returned home last week. Kev. Jackson returned last week. Remember the Sunday school at 2 o'clock every Sunday. All invited. Short Grass April, 5, 1917 Miss Elmer Terry is visiting her mother this summer at Gal va, Kans. Mr. Clayton has sold his claim and will depart for missouri this week. Mrs. VV. C. Calhoun and son Oliver have returned home this week from Eldorado, .Kans., where they have spent the win ter with Mr. Calhoun. Leslie Howe made a trip to Elkhart after lumber. Mrs. Mae Lindsay of Eldorado. Kans., returned home witii her si3ter, Mrs. W. O. Calhoun, and is visiting her parents, O. M. Mahan and wife. Nettie Finkle, Fay and Pearl Calhoun and Elmer Terry and wife made a trip to Elkhart. Walter Lester has sold his claim. Kulhraufi's house burned down Tuesday morning Frank Hershinger bought Walter Lester’s house. Murray I April 4, 1917 Well, I suppose everyone thinks we ure dead, hut we're not. James Fisk has just closed a sudcessfu! revival place and organized a Finn 's church. Mrs. Roy has r* turned fro id Hoocker, where s.ie lias been taking mii'.ic ii'A-ims. J. R. Frazier and r.i'iiily are back. The news is out iliit Mattie Smith and Slim VVu t. ly were married Saturday. We are having a line Sunday school. Mr. and Mis. Oha**. Leibich lost their litlle ten-months old baby, Lewis Leibich, It died Friday night with Typhoid and pneumonia. We extend our sin cere sympathy. Grand View Arthur Garvle went to Konantx. Sunday to work. Asa Hess bought four cows of Martin Miller Thursday. A minstrel play was given at Grand View' the last night of school, which was enjoyed by a large croud. John Green moved into tin* Fred Collins place Wednesday. A very tine play was given at Grand View the 4th, entitled, Dutch Jake, or the True Blue. The same will be played at Springtield the 14th. None who enjoy a good laugh should miss it. K. C. Moody Moved on the Murry ranch this week. West Flat Everybody in these parts is doing some kind of farming stunt. Mrs. C. C. Campbell and Mrs. Earl Evans called on the Tharps last Friday. Mrs. T. F. Evans visited Wed nesday with Mrs. McCollough. The Evans men folks went to the sale south of Springtield Wednesday of last week. Mr. Graves <>f Guy iron, Okla., was in this part of the country visiting the children and was very much taken up with the looks of things. Another one of those million dollar snows last week. If wc keep on having one of ’hose ev ery week this will be some coun try yet - Mr. and Mrs. N. Rich were trading in Springfield Tuesday. $1.50 Per Year. Tall Pine We have been having some rain. Stock is doing fine. Mrs. Wiley was calling at Charlie Allison’s. Inie Cole was calling at Vnn derpocl’s. Ed. lthoads went to Texlin. last week after a load of freigh for Slack. Most everyone have their in. baters setting. Grassy is getting green and we see some llowers in bloom. Most of us are planting gar den Big Flat Joe Hines preached to a large audiance last Sunday. Ch risiian}Lacey and Clarksden and Marconi Jackman returned from the cedars Friday with wood and posts. Herman was breaking sod this week. Herbert Greenlee has heen farming some. A little too early yet. Mr. Lauck and Joe Jackman attended the sale southeast of Vilas. Eari Hair of Springfield was out to their farm Friday after feed. Dr. Verity called on Mr, Jack man Friday. LAKE VIEW The two big snows lust week were good for the crops. Wheat and rye looking fine and oats coming up. Lively Bros, put up a new windmill at their place last Fri day. Mr. ami Mrs. Kay Bosley are the proud parents of a baby girl born April 4th. Congratula lions. 'Poy itrnrlt jitfid wife Mathews visited relatives in Las Animas county Thursday. G. M. White and Elmer Terry of Short- Grass visited at E. G. Finkle’s lust week. Nettie Finkle was in Elkhart last week. There was a party at Roy Bos ley's Saturday evening, March 21. There were about fitty pres ent. The evening was spent in music and a general good time. Cake and fruit were served The gu *>ts departed at a late hour, each declaring they bad spent a pleasant evening;. Floemont The High school edit ion of the Herald was certain’y good Wm. Butler and son-in-law oi Missouri are visiting Macv -a .-I Butler’s. Sunday school was held at W. Tate’s Sunday and wiil he hold there each Sunday at j p. m. The Point Rocks ranch, con sisting of over 8,000 acres, wa« sold last week to Elkhart parties for s*>o,ooo. The eompan.v in tends to bore for oil. CLYDE Among the business visitors in Springfield from this vicinity were C. H. Autrey, will Wagner, Robt. Swanner, Salem and Floyd Pearce, George Kirkendall and Lee Drake. A large crowd attended the party at Autrey’s Saturday night and everybody reported a good time. Mr. and Mrs. George Madden have returned from La Junta where they spent the winter. Miss Alice Jack is back on her clain after teaching sc!; -■ near Stonmgton. Floyd Pearce and Lee Drake ate easter dinner with freinds near Setonsburg. Mrs. Menit* * r< turned last week after an extended visit n the east. The people of Clyde neigh borhood wiil organize Sunday school at No. 2, Sunday, April 15, at 10:30 a. in. Everybody come. Undo Chas. Wilson and s< Walter were in town Tuesday.