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Dwight Burt went to b»d the
first of the week with the meas les. Banker H. B. Holt was up from Stoninjrton the first of the week. Will Westmoreland and father in-law J C Murphy were in towr <*n the 20th u!t. O M. Maddei*. the Hall> r med-j iciu»* ina»). v- ;is in Springfield the firs*' "C the " <•♦>!<. Banker Max* 1 oi| was down j from L’«mar tin* first of the' week in the interest of the farm-! ers’ Stat“ Bank of Springfield, j For Mayor, Dr. Culp received) 29 votes and Jas. Stir.son 15. For trustees, Eec.kles 43, Stroud 47, Stewart 42, Kaiser 39, Flint 43, Jett 42. scattering 5. Total Vote, 44. 1 Keating says this week: 4 *lt j is amazing how much easier it j is to induce congress to pass a j law conscripting human beings than it is to obtain favorable con sideration for a measure con- | scripting dollars.” It is indeed , a sad commentary that while the boys are falling by the hun dreds of thousands aud even by the millions, on the battle fields < of Europe, congress can’t see its way clear to reduce Rockefel- i - ier’s annual income below ten million dollars during the time of the bloody conflict. Facia are that when a man has wealth to brim? in a hundred thousand or c more, he can afford to give up * the entire income better than the people can afford to pay a zone * tax on its reading matter. Mrs. Nevitt, Mother of Mrs. Fred Hollister, was thrown from j Mr. Hollistei-’s car Sunday morn ing and instantly killed, caused E by the skidding of the car. Mrs. j Nevitt is an old-time resident of j the county, and at one time she and her daughter Fannie—Mrß. Holister, hwd to do freighting for a living. She gradually gathered some stock arounffber, : and became financially well 1 fixed. Something like five or six years ago she was thown out l of a bu ggy and sustained injur- . ies that has since compelled her : to walk with crutches. Mrs. j Nevitt was loved by all who , knew her. We join with her many friends in extending sym pathy to the bereaved family. The Springfield Chautauqua company held a meeting Monday night for promotion work. A committee on the selling of tickets was selected, consisting of Mes dames Bailey, Lamport, Speck mann, Stroud, Flint, Jett, the Misses Amy McClure, Esther Wallace and Alta Land, and Doc Emerson and Herb Homsher. A motion to hold a meeting on the arrival of ths three-day man to decide as to whether to ac cept 15 per cent of season tickets sold or 10 per cent of the gross receipts -was carried unanimous ly; also a motion to leave the same thing to a committee of three, consisting of Sam Holt, Kay Flint and R. O. Casady. The Wagner hotel has added another windmill to Springfield. Miss Thomas, who has been in quarantine with Miss McAdam, was released from quarantine Tuesday morning, and returned to her work in the Baca County Abstract oflice. Miss Wanda will not be released for a week or more. Mrs. Bailay and Mrs. Lamport Tuesday rolled up their sleeves (figuratively) and jumped into the work of selling tickets. If everybody in Springfield were to work with the same energy we would have the grandest Chau tauqua in the southwest. The sweet melody and stirring movement of their weird, en chanting music enter the heads and trickle down in the hearts of ail. Not only do they play the music from the sunny island of the southern seas but they also play patriotic American selec tions and pieces familiar to all. Silo Meeting 1 j Ft. Collins, Colo., May 22, ’l7 ; Mr. W. P. Bailey, 15 Springfield, Colo. e Dear Sir: — I was in your county sometime ago and you wore selected or ap i pointed to assist in working up a j livo stock and sil» imating t > bi* i held it Spriu r : Id on June 29 l T»i»- Wien «>*’ ihi-» meeHnu is r«» jsMm'ilato 1 1 10 s <.,;k pr»diior.ion 1 and inc *-• » - * . olfe tilitv, to riv«* 'I the farmers mor * money aid to ' :r:ake business more Stahl * f»<r (everybody. You know we are in I a terrible war which mav co* - ' tinue for year-*/ no one knows ! how long, and we must, provide to feed ourselves and our boys at the front. Some of the towns where we are to hold meetings are going to close their places of business, and have corn mi tees now at work through the county advertising the event. We hope that you may see tit to do like wise if you are not already at it. Kindly push thv, matter as hard as you can. Advertising matter is now being sent out. Thanking you, I am Very truly yours, \ R. W. Clark, 1 Specialist in Amimai Husbandry Grandview Arthur Garvio retu.-ned home j Thursday. , D. A. Sutton and wife and his brother Howard left for Weather- , oy, Mo„ where they will visit ( home folks for a while, then go to Excelsier Springs, where Mr. E Sutton will take treatment for ( rheumatism. Theodore O’Maley went to ( Elkhart Monday. Fred Coliius and wile of Pride , started Thursday on a tour to Chicago, 111., and Bostou, , Mass. ( LAST CHANCE TO VOLUMTEER Enlist non and you will not be required to register. Company “D” now in Federal service, needs 80 more men in order to briog it up to full war strength Of 150 men. Best advantages for promotion and foreign ser vice. Pay increased to SBO.OO as a private. Food, clothing and medical attention furnished free. Better go as a VOLUNTEER than a CONSCRIPT, and you can’t volunteer after June fifth. For information inquire U. S. Land Office Building, Lamar, Colorado, or Flint & Hagerman, Springfield, Colo. Lamport Everet Thomas and Clifford went to Elkhart Monday aftar some corn to finish putting in their crops. The singing every night at Butcher school is progressing fairly well. We had a refreshing rain Sat urday night. , The people of this vicinity sym pathize with Eiiis Silva and wife over the loss of their infant sod, Lee Roy, who died Friday morn ing, and was hurried at Stoning ton Saturday afternoon. H. T. Howard was fined in the county court Saturday S4O and costs for not posting a minor's notice in the pool hail. Harry Howard sold his pool hall lease and stock to the Messrs. Holt Bros., who assure the pub lic that the place will be kept and run in an orderly and respectable way, and solicit the patronage of gentlemen. They assure us that there will positively be no swear ing or obscene language allowed, no drinking of intoxicating li quors in or about the place, and no minors allowed except in company with their parents or guardians. They also solicit gentlemen and ladies to patron ize the barber shop department. Mr. Haralson appreciates the good barber trade he has estab lished, and is still ready to re fund the whiskers if entire sat isfaction is not given. Baker Mrs. Arde Frink in on th* sick lis: Charles Dobson has bought the Peterson place, and is preparing to move his family to the new home. Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Mary Pudge, wife, of Harry Pad?**, in Kanssi3—tu be* i’ii-ir u*a i.v friends here -o- row with him. The John And*‘t s m sale w«*l at* ended, and stock broughr good prices. Farmers are pushing the -oik ■of planting their e.rops—trusting, to later rains. The county commissioners! have greatly i m ptoved the road I through the canon west of here. eLYDE Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hershnei, Mrs. A. M. Davis and Will Davis were county-seat visitors Thurs day. Luella, Edith and Roy Gulick, Margaret Smith, Mr. and Mis. A. L. Hershner, Ben Leonard and Jesse Shelton spent Tuesday evening at the A. M. Davis home in honor of Ben Leonard. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Smith spent Wednesday evening with Floyd Kirkendall aud wife. Ben Leonard left last week for Denver, where he will enlist for 1 service in the army. Mrs. Salem Pearce spent Sat- ' urf.ay afternoon with Kirken dall’s. Editli Gulick, Floyd Pearce and Will Davis spent Friday ev-,' er.ing with Margaret Smith. Ruben Swanner is getting over the measles. Luella Gulick toon Sunday din-1< ner at Autrey’s. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Madden I were pleasant visitors at Kirkeri- i dell's Sunday afternoon. fwo HJuttes U. J, Warren has just started the buildlnfref a.Tcmr-room house on his lot oppoMte the restau rant. * Irrigation is tn full swing these days. Alfalfa, oats, fall wheat, barley, and speltz receiving a thorough soaring and looking good. Some Corn and other crops up. There is plenty of moisture in the ground and these do not need irrigating at this time. A shower Tuesday evening and 85 hundredths again Saturday night puts plenty of moisture in the ground, but too cold to grow Crops. Quite a number of people on irrigated land who prepared land for beans gave their land a thorough soaking; many irrigat ing their land now, but will wai till warmer weather to plant. Every County in the state has an association cooperating with the Wa.vs-and-Means comidittee to help needy farmers securel seed to plant, except Baca coun ty and one other county—many thousands of acres will go un iarmed in Baca county for lack of sufficient capital to buy seed. Looks like Baca county isn't as patriotic as other counties. [Trouble was that the call to organize this county came too late to accomplish the organiza tion and get, the funds hera in time for the needed helpl. . Setonsburg Charlie Roweth and W. A. Stroud and wife spent Sunday evening at Setonsburg. Tom ,s family are now on their claim. W. H. Perry and Walter Briies made a business trip to Spring field last week. Holman and Mason Bros., John Bunard, Mr. Mooning and Zayda Russe 11 of Nr. 9»Hti>dto Its at Sunnyside Sunday night. Irene Brayton spent Sunday night with Hope Brown. Anyone wanting Mexican beans call at Setonsburg. Have bout 300 lbs. Paradise Flate < Rev. Guv preached an inter esting sermon Sunday evening 2 ' at No. 6. ' i Lt. C. Cloyd bought four cowb 11 recently. ! Miss Jennie Hines from OkU* * noma is here ‘visiting relatives. ■ \trs. Ed. WjUom and children • eturn-»d t-. f.heir fiome la«t week 1 >• It*-*r h ple»iß*nt vi-&i(, back eas*. O iamon d Ridge J ‘hri Anderson’s sale was fair-’ 1 . well ntt»>iided, ami property hroucfht a fairly *ood price. <>. I. Wray hau ed cream to Elkhart Friday. j Quite a crowd took dinner at ! W. H. I’ridemore’s Sunday. The stork visited Roy Holcow’s with a new boy. Mother and babe doing nicely. Qrand V* ew May 22. Will French and family of Ko nantz, and brother Elmer of Springfield, ate Sunday dinner with W. M. Hankins and family, D. W. Babcock and family spent Sunday with Lee Berry and family. Tressa Nevil of Elkhart visit ed l couple of days with Leona Dunivan tfiis wnek. B-n Adams took his father, N L. Adams, to the doctor at I Elkhart Thursday. His mother ..mi sister accompanied them. Ollie Downs returned home to Monon Saturday, after a short visit with het brother and sister Jesse Downs and Mrs. Jim Acre. Prairie View Planting is the order of the day in this neighborhood. I Mr. Woodfin returned to his homestead Friday from Kansas, where he haa been working. Mrs, Ferguson called on Mrs. Bunce Friday. Mrs. Preston called on Mrs. Russell one day last week. Mr. Bunce and wife made a trip to Joycoy. Friday. Mr. Boswell moved onto his place. Pride Robert Burke and Dick Reed of Foss, Okla., are visiting Sam Browning, their brother-in-law. They intend to file on land while here. J. W. Harmon branded Friday. Chas. Carr and Sam Brown ing autotd to Elkhart Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Haden of Carmingham, Kans., are visiting Mrs. Haden’s parents—Will Mitchell and wife, Hubert Holler and Will Mase more are helping Mr. Ford dip his cattle this week. * Several from this neighbor hood atttended church at Mur ray Sunday. Hamport Mr. N. S. Falls, wife and son of Liberal, Kans., came over in their big touring car Thursday, and brought Uncle Frank Falls to make his home with Beulah Falls. The singing that began Mon day night will last ten nights. Everybody come. . There is quite an interest be ing; taken in the Grange lodge here. West Flat Another of those nice, easy, gentle rains that all soaked into the ground. Pate and family of Oklahoma came in their car Saturday to their claim. Jent’a tractor ia doing some breaking for Huttast this week. A. L. Backus and family and Carl Wood and family came io from Guymon, Okla., via the Ford route last week. Several are talking of leaving for the harvest. Several parties have been through these parts lately look ing for relinquishments here One party offered 91760 for one and didn’t get it. I Fewer freighters on the road ; between Lamar and Springfield • | last week than has been for a t : long time. Brother OTitt gave us a fine I i sermon after Sunday school. This was followed by one of those grand, fine, big picnic din nars, that the West Flat women a re noted for giving. EAKEIfIEW Another fine rain, but nearly jnold enough for Christmas. E. Bussard has rented land n -ar Seionsburg which he is going to put into spring crops. Claud Bosley made a trip to Elkhart the first of last week after gas and oil. Miss Laura Gregory has gone to Viola, Kans., to visit her par ents. The Lively Bros, have rented land near Edler for spring crops. Mrs. Roy Bosley made a trip to Springfield last Tuesday. Graft James Smith, who has b:en on the sick list tor the last two weeks, is recovering. The people enjoyed preaching Sunday at Harmony. We have Sunday school every Sunday. All are invited. > Mr. Moss and three sons-in law have moved into our county ifrom Missouri. Our people are busy planting their crops. The young folks of this neigh borhood enjoyed themselves Sat urday at the home of Pearl Os borne. £>tomngton R. B. Holt sold a good 320 acres of laud last week to some parties from Kansas. A. R. Templin bought a fine milk cow of Bert Patcheu last week. The land sale over in Kansas ’ was well attended. Several from here went over. G. E. Konkel has a new trailer for his Ford. Guess he intends * to do fiiH own freighting. T. p. Gregori add a good 1 farm to Mr. Gipabn teat week. Ed. Bartellett bought some nice young cows at the Arndt sale last week. Iv. B, Kerr is doing carpenter work tor Geo. Ervin Konkel. ffilas Sorry I have been so negligent with my Vilas items. Mr. and Mrs. Yokum and John, Jr., Dr. Blancbat and family, Miss Feton Yokley, and Almon Rutherford spent Sunday at Glen Yokum’s home. Mr. Hagerman, Miss Mae’B father who resides at Blaine, is very iil. Miss Feton Yokley accompan ied her father as far as Lamar, the latter returning, to Ponca, Okla. The whole community was thrown in a panic Sunday over the sudden death of Mrs. Nevitt, who was thrown from the auto and killed instantly. How true that in the midst of life we are in death. Roy Hagerman and family spent Sunday at Ri-chland attend ing church and Sunday school at the Friends church. A. Capanek.v and Harold have gone to the canon a after wood. The grand l-aln (Saturday night makes many smilitng faces. As stated in the case of Elmer Gordon, we thin l * the new post master should he given a fair chance, and are hoping the change may give» us the service tere needed. J. W. Womack of Grandview was in town Monday. Henry Yaiger and brother were here from Tuck the first of the week. For Sale—One pure-bred poll bull, 3 years old. Harve Kett d 2 Springfield, Colo. F. A. Guy, known as the 15- dayman, was here the first of the week looking after Chautau qua affairs. jßodley j G. N Ballou and fam’ly, <l. A. I Shultz, wife and children. J.F. Hatchettand family enjoyed Sun day at the lioiii ■ of -I T. Haw kins. Mrs. Henry McGowan called on Mrs. G. A. Shultz Saturday ofternoon. Mrs. Effie Stockman in Springfield Wednesday and Thursday. Fern Nison went to Elkhart Friday returning. Saturday with a new tractor. Riobards came over Saturday afternoon to play with Rodley. Believe Richards is a little ahead, but there is a very little differ ence. Bro. Wilcox brought hia well drill from Elkhart last week. Richards Fred Collins and wife left Fri day in their auto for Massachu setts to visit Fred’s parents for a few months. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer and Mr. and Mrs. Reese of Tyrone, Okla., visited at the Tom Maynard home Thursday. E. T. Lilly went to Elkhart Friday after freight. Ed. Chestnut is driving a Ford. Mrs. M. U. McClendon enter tained friends from Elkhart last week. Robert Scales went to Jake Haney’s the first of the week. Fd. Baldwin and family of Ivaniioe. Okla.. called on F. H. Mitchell and wife Thursday. Pleasant Valley Mrs. Bessie Mitchel and Mrs. .Ethel Akers spent the day with Mrs. A. A. Chambers Tuesday. Link Kuder and wife ia with Mrs. Kuder’s brother and family 'this week. Farming advancing fine. Planting pretty well started. A. A. Chambers put him up a windmill the other day. Norris Lyman is working for O. Q. Ellis now. M. M. Akers is planting Nor ris Lyjnsn’a crop for him. North Flats May 26 J. W. Hazel and Ira Chefio weth are farming with their Ford tractors. Bickford’s. Mrs. Ira Cenowetb and family visited friends at Maxey Thursday. Mr. Hannah and family have moved onto the Stewart place, which he purchased a short time ago. May 26 Some crops are up and looking fine. E. FT. Chatham has been set ting out a grove of mulberries. Jay Bagby and Roy Bender are both treading on air—brand-new boy at each place. Mr. White has struck water in bis well. A large crowd gathered and gave Mr. Sbifiet and family a surprise Tuesday night. Stella and Charlie Barr came home Wednesday.fram Loveland. RICHLAND Everybody is busy planting. Next Sunday is Children’s day at Creek Indian. Roy Hagerman and family of Vilas took dinner at Rich’a Sun day. Frank Hoffman is listing bivomcorn on tbe Lockwood place. Will plant all tbe broken ground to broomcorn. Rich’s, accompanied by Miss Finley, went to Friends’ acade my meeting in Stanton county last week. Endeavor topic last Sunday “Financing the Kiugdom’’ was a good subject. Fverybody invit ed to attend the Endeavor every Sunday night and make it what it ought to be. Aid society will meet at the church Wednesday, June the 3rd, , Ladies will quilt in the day time, 1 and ice cream social at night. Everybody come.