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VOL. XXXI. No. 41
See the announcements else- ■ where of W. P. Powell and Tom I Oxenreider. Complimentary no 1 tice next week. The republicans want it under stood that politics is not adjourn- j ed” until they get the offices —: Which puts off the adjournment Indefinitely. At the D. C. D. convention at Lamar two weeks ago it was de cided to hold the next annual meeting at Ardmore, Okla., probably some time in July. More touristshave gone through Springfield during the last month than had gone through during thelasttwo yearsbefore. That’s a good omen for the future. Reports from all qver Baca county show that, with the ex ception of a few very small soots, crops are looming up belter than at any time at this stage of the game in the history of the coun ty, so far as remembered. Total amount of beans shipped from Colorado in 1017, over -10 and a half million pounds. Total amount from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming, a fraction over a million pounds.! Who’s sneezing at Colorado? All sugar is now sold by a gov- • ernmental card system—began, the first inst. Sugar cards at| that time were issued with one coupon to each member of the family. The coupons are good for three pounds of sugar month ly. A letter from Congressman Keating informs us that he will be in Baca before the primaries. Mr. Keating says the outlook in th*Pnebto"«A4«of strict* ip re ry encouraging — that the way we took their tirst-line ■trenches at Denver seems to hava demoralized them. Girls and women of Bacacoun ty, you have a chance to join the the U. S. Student nurse reserve and thus to take training for ser vice as nurses. 25,000 young women —19 to 35, are wanted. Address Woman’s committee, State Council of Defense, Den ver, Colo., and get particulars. Don Vanwormer of Morton county, who lost out recently j n the supreme court and order ed to the pen at once for life, has jumped his $25,000 bond and is supposed to be in Mexico. The governor of Kansas has offered $500 tor his capture, and his bondsmen a full 51.000—$1,500 in all. We want to say here that it [tierald] has the most extensive local correspondence of any pa per in the county |or in the oast or westl, which is a feature that a county paper should be proud of. Mr. Konkel has organized that division well, and keeps it up admirably. —Two Buttes Sen tinel. The republicans Wednesday designated the following primary ticket: Chas. Howell county, clerk, Miss Alice Jack countyl treasurer, W. P. Powell and Tom I assessor, M. Long sheriff, I. A. Humbert and Mrs. i Mary Jones superintendent, Dr. Verity coroner, Geo. Elley com missioner, Douglas surveyor, The ticket is a good one, hut we believe the democrats on the 10th inst. can and will put up a better one - ______ At the D. C. D. convention at Lamar it was decided to devide the D. C. D. trail into districts, and each year to hold regular district meeting*. The districts were arranged as follows: Colora do Springs to Lamar, Lamar to Guymon, Guy man to Canadian, Canadian to Childreth, Childreth to Dallas. Sec. Palmer has the calling of these meetings, and the people of Springfield will he glad t.o learn that Mr. Palmer has promised the next district meeting to Springfield, It will be called here probably in May. The Springfield Herald We have a declar. ion of prin-l Iciples By Hon. Thos. J. Tynan | that certaiuly puts Torn in the progressive class. We shall -'quote the same In the early fu- | ture. What Champ Clark, speaker of the house, thinks of Congress man Keating, as given in a letter to a Colorado friend, will be pub lished next week. rich. Watch for it. Bro. Wheeler of the Enter prise sayoth as follows: Those articles that Bro. Ivonkel is run ning in his paper under the cup ton of ‘'Persons, Stories and In cidents of Old Boston and the Old Days,” are to say, at least, very interesting. We watch for them each issue.” Democrats- don’t, forget that next Thursday you elect dele gates to the county assembly for the designation of county offices, and that r* the same time you are to elect a committeeman and a committee woman for your precinct. All good democrats should be at the precinct caucus. Price fixing may be the reme kly.—The Two Battes Wall Sheet Kentinel. Is the little broth now trying to retrieve his rep— .that was lost when ho made his great drive aguiust the E 7, chumps of the county? That is commendable; but if Bro. Jones really warns to find that lost rep, an au. in the Herald would be tho quickest way to get at it. Anyway, you’ll notice the press has never been haled be fore the public for profiteering as a result of the opportunities afforded by present war condiv 'tions—Cortes 46*33T ""Evident ly the Cortez'editor hasn’t got the Wall Street Sentinel on his exchange list, else he wouid have known of one exception to the rule; tfie Groat County Builder, by reason of its wonderful news features and thereby its unpar alleled subscription and adver tising patronage, being tho one lone exception. The Sentinel says Stonington 'and Springfield turned down the Agricultural college canning demonstrator—Miss Grace Breed, notwithstanding that her servic es were tree. No one in Spring- Held was authorized to cancel the published annouuccmcnt of her ’date here, and wo have not been able to learn of any person who did so. Will tlie Sentinel please to enlighten us as to who cancel ed tlie lady’s date at this place? All Springfield would be glad to know. Persons Stories and Incidents Of Old Boston And the Old Days Hv tho Wri'er Newspapers, Towns And Town Lots. Wes to'a Continued. We are continuing Westola for the nnrpose of telling the story of one of the worst blizzards that ever struck this country, in con n" tion with the remarkable ex •iHriencc. of one of the citizens of in the storm. The blizzard turned itself loo3e about four in tie* morning*, and continued all that day with a fe rociousness that is rarely equaled in a lifetime. We are not certain whether it was the hotel keeper or the news papei man that had the harrow ing experience, but believe it was the latter. Anyway, along about 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning the man, •whose name is not now remem bered, thought he could make his way to the burn or shed, about a hundred yards east of the house, and essayed to do so. The storm whs in the north west, so with it partly at his back he managed to edge his way to the b*.rn H sr'ot.y. Then af ter fee ’ so and cow, he started baelt to the bouse, prob SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, COLORAO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1918. ably with a bucket of milk. It was probably two or three hours later when he staggered and fell on his own door step, his feet and hands frozen solid, and his face also badly frozen. i Fora long time he hovered be tween life and death, but we never heard whether amputation had to be resorted to or not, but if not lie was probably left in a very crippled condition. DECATUR. It is probable tlie present den izens of Springfield would be surprised to learn that in the old days they had a powerful rival in a town just to the north of them. Probably no one in the present Springfield ever heard of the town of Decatur; and we are presuming that if any of the Springfield and vicinity old tim ers ever did lica’ - of it, they have long ago forgotten about it, in which case the following from the Western World of June 28, 1888, will probably recall the in cident to their memories: “The new town of Decatur, six miles north of Springfield, is making a rtaady growth. Sev er.! of tho business men of Springfield, so we are informed, will move to the new town. Ail we can hear in Lamar is “De cather, Decatur, Decatur.” Tho wisli is often father to the thought, and upon these, fanci ful structures are olten built. Boston was in entire sympathy with any move in the direction of a rival town to Springfield, and of course made tlie most of the talk of Decatur. But Decatur was a real town, and there was at the time a lot of shouting for it. The town wa3 located six miles north and one west of Sprirfgfield, was rfeS*tarty ewndsWia cf four forties at the corner of four sections. There were two stores, a black smith shop and a postoffice, be sides probably half a dozen res idences. Jas. A. Bickford, now living not far- from the old site, had a grocery store, E. F. Mar tin, now of Two Buttes, former ly connected with a store here, had a hardware store. The town was started in 1888, and passed in its chips with the going down of the country and the other towns in 18*9. The joke was on the postmast er, when the country went down he wanted to quit, but thpgover- 1 ment made him stay with it—“till the last doy was hung,” and tlie last dog wasn't hung till his term of four years was up, when of course the postoffice was discon tinued. Our worthy townsman, Lee Holmes, owns one quarter of the old site, but we haven’t heard of his intention to revive the old town or of starting a new oue. Something else next time. THE KEATING-MARTIN DEBATE "The worst whipped puppy that ever came down the pike”— That was Major John A. Mar tin at tlie end of a remarkable debate before the congressional assembly ai Denver last week. Our people have heard the smooth, even-talking Keating on different occasions, but they have never heard Keating when aroused and under tire. Tlie transformation is remark able—we might say electrical. Tlie even talking monetone is gone—melts away with the ar dor and stress of the occasion. The analytic sol u lions, sequenc es and log’c remain tlie same; but the oveness and smoothness of expression gives way to the trensient sentence and rounded period, the monotone to a grace ful and pleasing emphaticness of both gesture and expression, the common place narrative tol as tine a quality of satire and nicely couched sarcasm as ora tors usually indulge in, while his whole demeanor is that of one conscious of the right and determined to defend it. Martin opened the debate, and for two hours and fifteen min utes worked over Keating's rec ord to prove bis disloyalty and anti-union proclivities. Martin’s oratory consists of occasional pungent epigrams, a tedious mixture of logic and and sophism, big jumps and em phatic declarations. His princi pal fault is tediousness of detail. The same talk could oe made in less than half the time and be much more effective. It is only doing Mai tin justice, howuver, to sßy that at the end of his talk, notwithstanding that when he was through he had odd nothing new, he had a whole lot of fellera wavering, several in our own delegation. But the spell that was thrown over them by the luring sophistry and em phatic declarations was soon bro ken when Keating took the lloor. If only that disloyalist Keating hadn’t have been there, or would have sat still and said nothing—the Mar tin two hours and better would sure have made a killing. Keating talked one hour and fifteen plnutes, du -ing which ho nut only curried Martin up one side he and down the other, but trim med the whole bunch backing him up in the campaign. Probably as often as two doz en times during Keating’s talk the Keating admirers jumped to their feet and cheer.‘d —when lie made a specially good killing, and scores of other times during the course of the address cheer ed and yelled their approval. We haven’t time here to cover the arguments pro and con, but to -show Martin’s insincerity, will mention a fact brought out by Keating—-that the first 45 min utes of Martin’s talk was about thing* that Keating did in con ' greas eigh* months prior to the last election—and Martin sup ported him then on the stump and approved of everything lie did—never suspicioned Keating of wanting to dismember the Union until theC. F. and I. bunch i wanted him to run for congress We’ll mention one more thing showing up Martin's want of sincerity—and the buncli back of him. The harping of the whole bunch is that Keating did n’t back the president; but at a convention held ill Pueblo four years ago, that same bunch con trolled the convention, and tlie convention refused to indorse the administration of tlie very I president they are nowcondemn ' ing Keating for not standing by. The sequel to the story is that Martin was in that convention and was virtually bribed to keep still by tlie offer of U. S. senator ship, which accusation not being denied by him is admittedly true. In conclusion, tin- squirming of John A Martin during the scathing reply of Cong. Keating reminded us of tho squirming of a little boy while his parent was, admonishing him, and lie knew thestraowas going to follow tlie admonition. However, there in’m any get ting around the fact tliatKeatine has a hard fight on his hands.and | that it will take good work on the | part of his friends to beat the re actionaries who are arrayed against him. A Good Letter From Chas. Finley. Colorado College, Colo. Springs. Colorado. 7-21, 1918. Mr. Konkel: — This is a radio or wireless tel egraphy school. Anyone wishing to take me chanical work should nut come here, but should go to Fort Collins or Boulder. There are about 200 men here from all over tho state. We arrived here Monday even ing and were assigned oar bunks and blankets then vaxinat ed In the right arm and inoculat ed in the left arm. The next morning we wore a. signed to our separate squads and quarters and given a shirt and pair of unionalls. Then we got dowg to business. Everything is like clockwork I here. I I will send you a scedule of j what we do here except Satur days and Sundays: We arrise at 5:45, Bieakfast 0:20. Drill 1 hr., School 3 hr. a. m., Dinner 11:45, School 3 hr. p. m. Drill 1 hr., p. in.. Supper 5:45. Then in about 30 minutes w< go back to the mess hall and study our text books for two hours. We must all be in our rooms at nine o’clock and be in bed and stop talking at 9:30. j We take examination Saturday forenoon, then have Saturday noon until Sunday evening off, after we are assigned our uni forms. The city auto club took us all around and showed us the sights Saturday afternoon. I guess we saw all there was to see here ex cept Pikes Peak. Today Sunday we have been re arranging our bunks, making out uur allotment and insurance pa pers, and having our linger prints taken. Some of the fellows go from hern to take officer’s training. Anyone who wishes to study Radio, wireless, or who has an ambition to become an officer and is willing to work hard for it, will do well to come here. Hoping this letter will help to put someone on the right track, 1 am, yours truly, C. A. Finley. « Miss Alice Jack We owe Miss Jack an apology for not giving her the customary notice along with the announce ment before this time —but bet ter late titan never. Miss Jack is one of the best teachers in the county, and as such is well and favorably known n a number of schools in which she has taught. She taught school several years in Kansas before coming here, in nil mak ing twelve years of school work. Miss Jack took a clai.n cut in ■ tlie Lone Rock country fouryears fg i. and proved it up some time ‘go. There isn't any doubt of Miss Jack’-: qualifications to fill the office in which she aspires, with ci-eoir. tntii to herself and to the :ounty. Sec Miss Jock's announcement elsewhere. Judge Terral Designated At tlie judicial convention at Denver last week Judge Joseph E. Terral wa3 designated for one of tile two judges of the third ju dicial district. Tne present incumbent. Judge MeChesney, was unanimously designated us one of the two, and Judge Terral was given i;he first place on the ticket for tlie other judge, he receiving 35 votes to Hollenbeck’s 34. Hon, Lon Beavers of the- Lamar Land office placed Judge Terral in nomination, in one of the most fervent and eloquent addresses wo have yet heard him make, and he usually makes a mighty good talk at that. It’s now upto Baca county and the east end to see that Judge Terral is put across in the pri mary, and fair play for the cast end ought to see it done. With one candidate in tlie v.rest end and une in the oast end, we are very sure eacliofthem would stand a better chance of election than with both candidates in Trinidad. Sentinel Twaddle We dislike to waste good spa.M3 on an idle, rambling talk about everything except tho fucts ami tlie question at issue. Jones, in nearly a column cf sucli rubbish last Week, snys the Herald’s claim to have published "several times more government information than 'ins the Sentin el”—is untrue. The Herald nev er made such a statement, it be ing another case of Jones trying to fool his readers by a partial quotation. Tho balance of the statement was, “outside of hia patent insides, which nobody I reads.” | Jones saw that by quoting half I the statement it would give him , a chance to shoot randomly and aimlessly into space, so stills the prickings of his conscience at the deed and “let’s her go Galleger’’ —heaven or no heaven. Further on in his rambling talk < he Bays, “if the Herald dares to say that they publish all that 1 they get, then they do not get what others have been getting, l foi it is not published by it.” I There isn’t a paper in the Unit jed States that published all it ' gets from war sources. What ' the Herald gets of this nature • would fill every column of an • eight or twelve page paper every week, and we couldn’t do this I without loosing out on that great i “profiteering” income, i We are afraid the little broth ■ er wanders so eften from the straight and narrow path of - truth and rectitude that lie will I have a hard time to explain mat - ters when he finally moves up to r the Pearly Gates und St. Gabriel wants to know about it. ' Tho Herald never made the statement implied. What we t Said was tha* we get an aver -1 age of a column a week in plates r on food, and that every column r of it has been used —besides what is set upin this office, which 1 alone is much more than Jones ■ sets up in his office. As to the stuff that comes in • Jones' patent insides a week or two after in happens, we will say again if Jones has a reader vho V will make an affidavit that he is 1 not taking a daily or outside 1 weekly, we will immediately sub - scribe fora weekly for such per son, whether there is just one, or t the whole several dozen of his s subscribers. n But, Bro. Jones —“the love of k Mike, when did we say it?”— t that profiteering should cot he 9 interrupted till tlie war is over. - You accused us of making the accusation without a “semblance 1 of foundation, ” so we made three s quotations from the Sentinel in g substantiation of the statement made. 3 Stop your tv:addle, get down s to hard tacks, and harmonize l thoso three quotations witli your j emphatic denial of the statement that you didn’t want profiteering t interrupted till the war is over. MtCarmel Harry Russell left Monday for the truining camp. He was a comical sight. Ho dressed him self as "Uncle Sam.” Kc will miss Harry very much. He was among the first settlers of the immediate community. We are sending him with a “God bless you," and trusting his safe re turn. Roy Steen isn’t much better— rheumatism. Mabel Myric joined her hus band at Haviland, Kans., where they have planned to work for a while and then go on to Kansas City to visit his relatives. Orphy Steen has gone to Elk hart to stay awhile with her sis ter Mrs Seauright. Grandpa Steen received a card from his son Kay, saying he had arrived safely over sea. Sand Well Most of the crops in this vicin ity are laid by and looking well. Mrs. Sawyer, who has been very sick, is able to be up part of the time. Her two daughters from Oklahoma are litre visiting her. Olaruaqe Jasper and George Mahan found five young coyotes and killed one of them. They are planning for a chase in the near future. George Malian and wife spent Sunday with Harry McMllian and wife. Mrs. Heagney is hero from Chicago visiting her daughter Mrs. Clarence Casper. Doctor McMillan, who has been taking care of his wheat here, has returned to his home in Hudson, lowa. 51.50 Per Year. Pochards T. Ld. Stagner and family spent 'Sunday at the Dave Stagner home. Mrs. E. C. Chesnut and family returned home last week after a pleasant visit with home folk? in Oklahoma. T. O. Maynard family and mer chant Mitchel and wife attended the Babtist meeting in St ning lon Sunday. Merchant Murphy, wife and daughter and Miss Minnick visit ed M. W. McClendon home Sun day nfternoon. The ice cream social given at the Sam Osteen home the evening of the 22nd was a success in ev ery way—loo guests present. Mrs. Bertha Smith and Jim Burleson traded in Richards Sat urday. Edler Mr. Charlie Bosley and wife were in Springfield Tuesday. He found out while there he would •.ii* cl btt vt'pn the sth and 15th or August. Several from here wi'l leave for the camps in Augu.i and September. Ivan Findley took oft’ couple ’loads of wheat this week. Ernie Buzzard took off a cou ple loads of wheat this week. He will bring back lumber lor a granary. Jack Bowers went to the ceil nirs after a load cf wood this week. Tourists are beginning to get as thick as Russian thistles. A tourist hotel wouldn’t be a bad idea at Edler. One of the tourists from Okla homa went into ecsfacies over the condition of the crops here. He says everything in the parts of Oklahoma he saw was burnt up—corn laying on the ground. Come to Baca. Stonington (31, 32, 5, 6) (31, 32, (???) Rev. Jacob Funk, a Brctheru preacher from Wiley, Colo., is holding a scries cf meetings at this place with a gtod attend ance and much interest. W. A. Thompson and B. F. Ross were the delegates from here to the D. C. D. meeting at Lamar. L. V. Campbell and family und Dr. Nicholson took dinner at the Holt home last Friday. The many friends of Mrs. Campbell are glad to know she has almost recovered from her recentillness. Frank Elle.v has been engaged by Ross, Thompson, and Holt to take care of the ca'tL. Miss Pearl Brill lias resumed her position in the bank. Mrs. Buslmell and daughters are here visiting the Greathouse and Nance families. Earl Taylor and family visited here the last week. Mrs. S. L. Thompson accompanied them home for s week’s visit. J. L. Alman finished his work here and returned to Springfield. J. K. McKinnis and family re turned Irom their visit to Texas. A neieo of Mrs. McKinnis came home witii iiim for a short wait. B. F. Ross last week purchas ed the fine farms of Mrs. M. B. Chambers and her sun Levi, and they will have a sale Monday. Levi gocsto war, and Mrs. Cham bers and daughters will move to Hooker, Okla., where they will re side. The Commercial Club is plan ning to have a big street lair at Stonington some time during September. The two trucks working be tween here and Elkhart are kept busy hauling for our merchants. S. L. Thompson lias ordered another carload of biuders, head ers and barbed wire. W. A. Oakes returned from Pueblo last week, where he was called to the bedside of his daught er Grace, who was operated on for appendicitis. Mrs. Minnie Hotchkiss had a etter from her son Willie, who is fin France, saying he had been wounded and was now in a hoc pltal in France.