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VOL, XXXII. No. 1
Remember—Leslie E. Hubbard has made the best attorney gen eral this state has ever had Do you believe in the initiative and referendum? Then don’t forget that Hasty is the man that would have slaughtered them. said that Germany would live to curse the day she forced the United States into the war. She is cursing the day now. There are now two million Yanks in France, or elsewhere over there. At least three mill ion will be there when the sp-ing drive begins. In this county, if you will weigh the candidates and then vote for the best, you’ll come pretty nearly voting the demo cratic ticket. The state council of defense in forms us that the 4th Liberty loan was raised easier than any preceding loan. That speaks mighty well for our good old state. Don’t you think it is time to put the brakes on slip-shod busi ness methods in county affairs— bridges and road building among other things? Then vote for Busby, the people’s candidate. You know the meaning of “a house divided against itself.” To give the president a repub lican congress would be to con tinue the war with that kind of a house. Do that —if you want to tickle old Kaiser Bill. Do you know who it is that is talking about Keating's disloyal ty? It’s the bunch of profiteers that have been fighting him ever since he first entered congress. Will you stand by Kim, or will you help them floor him? Notwithstanding that “Made In Germany doaen’t go vary much in tlie U. S. A. any more, thereisjustonomoro thing we want made in Germany—even right in Beilin—the treaty of peace; and the Allies will see that it's made there. The object of the war hoard in requesting employers not to em-| ploy able-bodied men where oth er persons could be secured and x would do just as well was to save the able bodied for the field and other jobs requiring st-ong and hardy men. Progressive republicans—re member Guggenheim when you go to vote. Remember there are two of him on the republican ticket this year—Phipps and Shoup-—multi-millionaires. Shall we turn the state over to the Guggenheims? “Don't employ an able-bodied man where a wbmen, an old man or others physically disqualified for the field or for service, will do just as well,” — Industries War Board. The democratic ticket from top to bottom meets the requirt ments. Do you know why the corpor ations and their allies are fight ing Keating? Did you ever know a man that would stand up for the people and work for them that they wouldn’t fight? That tells the whole story. Stan'd by the man who stands by you. The progressive republican renegade Shaffer of Chicago bought the Denver Times and the Denver News three years ago. With them he is now fight ing every progressive on the democratic To hen with all corporation lick-spittle tools— to hen with Shaffer, and his Times and News The Sentinel says it strictly observed the republican state and county-chairman’s ucases to the effect there should be nopoli ticsorcampaigning ot camouflag ing while the bond drive was on —presumedly meaning the first week. Of course it didn't — wouldn’t have been good man ners lo have butted in while for ty-’leven fire eating republican candidates had the stage—down here talking "Liberty bonds.” The Springfield Herald I The congressional cosaafttee I found that the steel (stole, stol en) corporation had increased it’s profits over 200 per cent since the United States went into the wsr. N. B. The opponent of Sh&f roth made his multimilliona out of the steel (stole, stolen) cor poration. Here in Baca county the good people were a little mixed as to whether it was a bond drive— ’cause there were only five g.o.p. candidates and a (brother-in-law in the county. No wonder the abashed little brother crawled under the bed until the qulntett of bond drivers were gone. That lick spittle tool of corpor ations, the Times-news of Den ver, is fighting Shafroth, Tynan, Keating, and every progressive on the ticket. You know what □ur boys over there say of old Bill Kaiser. '.Veil — the same of the Times and News and all of their ilk—to hen with them. “Here we are at the end of the session and not a single pledge of the party redeemed,” wrote Shafroth in a message to a corporation - ridden legislature. If Tynan has the same kind of a legislature he’ll be in the same boat. Vote for Burke and Dean and thus help to give him a legis lature that will do something. Wouldn’t the profiteers and grafters and corporation tools have a halleluah time if the peo ple were always to turn down their legislative and executive friends? Vote for Tynan, Shaf roth, Keating, Burke and Dean —the men the corporation inter ests are bending heaven and earth to defeat. They should each be elected by an overwhelm ing majorltv. Hello, Central! Are those two brother an tagoni* toe atlU oo - the line? They are? Well, switch them off —side track them—it’s time for them to vamoose. You will switch them off? All right; and then just tell the folkses that S. M. Konkel is the democratic nominee for ?ounty Clerk and re jeorder —and i n’t let the antag onists butt in on the line while you’re telling it,w 11 you? What’s that? You’ll turn the ho9e on them All right—give ’em fits. That’s all. Thanks. A few years ago Benfields of the Denver Post beat up Tom , O’Donnel in the corridors of the state house at Denver, for which Bonfields was roundly denounced by about everybody in the state, However, the unbridled, scurril ous and libelous language used by O’Donnel recently in de nouncing certain democratic candidates makes us wonder why Bonfields didn’t give him more of it while he was at it. It was the great leader of the progressive democrats who when governor sent a message to the legislature, amounting to — "You good-for-nothing set of lick -spittle corporation loafers, you haven't redeemed a single pledge of the party, and unless you get busy and pass some measures you were sent here to pass there will be a whole lot of you won’t come back another time.” 1 hat's the man the republicans are trying to beat for United Slates senator with a steel (stole stolen) profiteering millionaire. Don’t let them do it. For a hide-bound republican there is no salvation; but to those in a good, thrifty, growing conditicn we Want to say don’t forget that Hasty is the man that framed the bill to put the kiboosh on the initiative—so rank that President Wilson wir ed a vigorous protest against the bill’s adoption, and that Senator Shafroth hurried from Washing ton io address a monster indig nation meeting against. the pro posed killing of the people's only hope against such corporation ridden legislatures as the one that was about to p:»ss the Hasty dehorning bill. If ;you believe in the initiative and. referendum, vote for Burke andl Dean. SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, COLORAO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1918. PERSONS Stories and Incidents Of Old Boston And the Old Days By the writer The Hambrlcs The Hambrica were all good fellow*, mild of manner and not meddlesome with other people’s affairs, and consequently gener ally kept free of trouble. There were four of them—Tom the hardware merchant. Bob, Al. and George. Bob and Tom had families, the other two were liDffiOe All the boye had claims, and we presume all were industrious; but none of them were equipped for fsraing, end ss there wss very little hiring, as we mail it now the boys never had much to do. It is because the boye were good fellows that we an hare mentioning them, and while mentioning them to relate a few stories of them. Bob was noted more than any thing else for getting the wrong word at tbs wrong place at the wrong time. It took Judge Jen nings to get over his strikingly ludicrous expressions, about all of which are now forgotten. Here is one though that has stayed with us that will serve as an illustration: A horse had gotten in an old abandoned dug out cellar, and the boys were tryiag to get him out At this juncture Bob rode up, and after watching them for awhile probably got the idea that they were worrying the horse, or that probably it was in vain any way, or probably to ahow hit. horse wisdom, exclaimed—“O, let him atone and he’ll gst out reosntly.” Bob was alone In these frsak lah dxpvseaifme, betjuet because ha would appreciate it’s teHiug and humor we will relate a rather humorous one on Al. Al had got himself elected or appointed as constable, and so far as we know the esse we are now relating was the only in stance of his getting any money out of the office, and don’t know whether he ever got any money even out of this case. But Al. felt the dignity of the posisb, and that was worth some thing to him. But—the case was requiring an absent witness when the court instructed the constable to call the witness three times; and this the constable proceeded to do as follows: “John A. Wheeler—come to court, come to court, come to court.” There was a general all-round laugh at Al’s expense, when the court instructed him to call the name three times. Al. looked confused, but went to the door and tried it again in this way— “ John A. Wheeler, John A. Wheeler, John A. Wheeler, come to court, come to court, come' to court.” A Knife Play- In Bachelor’s Hall ThU isn’t exactly a change of subject, but turning on a partic ular incident. George by some twist of the ego had gotten himself around tbs idea that he could face old Nick without flinching or batting an eye. He felt that he was so strong physically, morally and otherwise, that he could just walk up to a whole battalion of the James and Younger outfit and put them under arrest, and would do it if he had a warrant to serve on them. This was George's theme; and he harped oh the theme until people knew that he just couldn't be intimidated, and no highway outfit could make him throw up his bands. So after a certain in cident it was the general com ment that the boy had the con ceit taken out of him anyway. It was after Senor Boom had taken his departure to parts un known and Senor Hard Times bad taken possesion of (he land, for which reason somf of the boy* organized thtmajvss Into a ) bachelor*’ dab in jmBsr to get down to the prlinMfs cost of things in the struggle to keep soul and body togolMr. It was noon time, and a num ber of ns were standi tut out on the street talking, when sudden ly, there was a thornp, thump, thnmplty-thump in ball, ns if some jaatapws were trying the walls of thi building. Some of the boys on the out side threw the door open and jumped to one side, and after a time George basked oat of the building, and a short time after wards a fellow by the name of Gad came out, the fiber bache lor-ball boys following- George’s right band was badly eat—two or three ugly gashes on the Inside, and it was bleeding profusely, while George himself arts as white as a sheet. Gaol meantime was standing on the sidewalk with knife in hand, ready for anything that might come up; and on Bob’s making some remark about the cutting Gaul replied—"It isn't your put in, Bob —if you fellers want any more you can have It" No one seemed to want any more, so George was taken up to the drug store and <one of Bos ton’s five doctors'' dressed his hand. As the dressing was pro gressing Gaul came In and said— “George, I’m very sorry. I’ll pay the doctor and for the medi cine—I’m sorry it happened.” What was it all about? Sim ply that George accused Gaul of having one more egg than the rest of them, and Gaol declared he didn’t That was all. Something else next time. Strong Indorsements of Senator Shafroth. In the period oftinalfonstruc live reforte that (Sfcketf Wilson's first administration Senator Shafroth’s influence was distinct ly recognized and warmly ap preciated. Said Secretary Mc- Adoo in an estimate of the Colo rado Senator’s help in the enact ment of the Federal Reserve Act: “The advice, counsel and influ ence of Senator Shafrot-h in the critical days attending consider | ation of the Federal Reserve Act were of the greatest value. It is doubtful if the bill would have passed bad it not been for bis skill, energy and resoursefulness as a member of the Banking and Currency committee, which fin ally succeeded in bringing the measure to the floor of the sen ate virtually in the form in which jt finally passed. Credit for that notable achievement must largely go to Senator Shaf rotta." The secretary of tbe Treasury and bankers generally declare that only through the operation of the Federal Reserve Act has it been possible to float the gigan tic Liberty Loan issues without causing a ripple of disturbance in financial and business condi tions of the country. Notwithstanding his close ap plication to measures affecting the general welfare Senator Shaf roth had not neglected the inter ests of Colorado. In fact he has been zealous and vigilant in Col orado’s interest. An instance is the activity and persistence shown in the successsul effort to obtain for the state the location of the Army Recuperation Hospit al. “Senator Shafroth’s presenta tion of the claims of Colorado was unanswerable, ’’ said one of the officers of the General Staff with whom the decision lay for selection of a site. “For weeks there was hardly a day that he did not call at the Department to urge selection of his state for.the institution. Undoubtedly his persistent efforts had a great deal of weight in influencing the board in its decision.” The Hospital ultimately will ex pand to care for 5,000 patients, which will mean the bringing to, Colorado of many thousands ofj permanent residents. Richards H. K. Ellis of Stonington was in town Wednesday. Otto Kicenski has moved into the Jess Turner house. Emmett Turner is now on his claim again. Mrs. P. R. Murphy and daugh ter Melda Returned to Richards the first of the week. Mrs. J. T. Wells of Emporia, Kaos., spent Saturday with her daughter, Mrs. Fred Collins, To save a fine crop of broom corn, Mr. E. B. Clapp had a num ber of neighbors helping him pull corn Sunday. The Collins spent Sunday on their ranch. Jesse Down of Camp Funston was a pleasant caller in Richards Monday. Jesse is sure looking fine. ZION (-U-« School will begin at Zion Mon day. Bob Robbihs h.,s been quite i sick with a cold. We feared for a few days it was influenza. Jacob Robbins has been head ing feed for a couple of weeks fo | the neighbors. Thompson and McDaniel are seeding broomcorn now. Miss Bessie Prentice and Floyd Pierce were married Friday. The boys charivaried them Saturday night. W. L. Rockhill lias been help ing Harve Kidder pull broomcorn this week. Frank Kidder and Lincoln Hagerman made a trip to Lamar this week, and brought back lum ber for Hagermar’s barn. Floyd Porter's sister and her family arrived Friday to make Floyd a visit and look for a loca tion. A herd of stray cattl: have been making, « great deaV of trouble indur neighborhood this week. We extend hcartf l pathy to Mr. and Mrs. Wi in the loss of their son and .friend and neighbor Elbert. We also sympathize with Mrs. Emrreick who lost her son Elmer a couple of weeks ago. No one knows ;how to sympathize with them better than we who have laid our own sons to rest. Happy Hollow Everyone sti.l busy putting up feed. Weather simply immense for this time of year. Schools progressing fine with teachers for all schools in dis trict No. 30. A. A. Davis and Roy Booth have sold their property to M v. Coburn of Oklahoma. Do no’ know how soon they will leave — may stay till spring. Everett Beeson lias gone to Guymon, Okla., to see liis sister, who is reported worse. Little Edward Nicodemi/n, -on of Ray and Mary Nicodeunis, lias been Very sick and is bette r now. Herbert Doty was in Spring field Wednesday, to make final proof on his claim. Miss Hall, the Happy U allow teacher, spent Saturday and Sun day with her aunt of Baker. Miss Thelma Griffin of Sti niing ,ton, was in our neighborhoo' i Sat urday looking for a school , hut our schools are all supplied. Colds are raging ir. onr com munity, and many are afr. ltd of the Spanish Influenza, 1> ut no cases developed yet. GRAFT Bryant and Cree are seeding broomcorn near Clyde. John Graft, Sam Ra’ .odles and the Jones boys sent, fc.roomcorn to Lamar last we el/. Prices from $l5O to $125 per tc n. Those on the side list the oast ' week are Sam Randles a: nd child | ren. Herb Allen, Mrs. Cerph! Randles aucl Mrs. Nellie Orr. News has been reeived of the death of Roy Turner of Spanish influenza in training camj Richland I-U*« No services at the church Sun day on account of quaranteen. Picnic at Harrison’s well at tended and reporta fine dinner. Grandma McClintock, Mrs. Scrivner and Mrs. McClintock helped sew last YVeddesday. Sevexyshirts and pants for boys were made. Frank Hoffman is almost re covered to liis normal health. Carl Jones is some better, hut still unable to use his hands and feet. Scrivncr’s put up their beans the last of last week. ~ Utleyville 1 - 81-BO Everyone is .-till busy putting up feed and marketing, Silas Deeds is the proud pos sessor of a new Ford truck, and is hauling beans. Everett Batey lias plenty of Water in the new well, and he says lie sure, is proud of it. Willie Johnson has sold out to Mr. Monday of Shamrock, Tex. We welcome Mr, Monday in our community. There was lo he a surprise par ty at Will Ward's Saturday night hut was changed from fher&- to Mr. Cox’s on the account of Mr. Ward’s brother’s death of influ enza. at Camp Funston. Eugene and Berry Gantt made a trip to Lamar last week with wheat. Big Flat Still having nice fall weather, Broomcorn seeding will soon begin in this locality A number of tho neighbors went to tho cedars this \v. <?k af ter their winter's supply of wood. The dance at Alfrey’s last Sat urday was well attended. Three of Mr. Lack's brothels are. out on at visit from Kansas. Mrs. Dewea.v ha. been in Springlield a few days this week. Marverick Everyone busy putting UP; feed. No frost yet. Protracted meeting at Maxey j this week conducted by Rev. | Dean. H E. Joseph is on' the sick list. Billy McEndree is slowly re covering from Ilia fall. The broomcorn seeders are in our neighborhood. Mils. Venn and daughters Eliz abeth. Wilma, Vesta and Goldie, and Millie and Isaac McEndree took dinner Sunday at the Taylor home. Sand Well Horace Turner and wife spent Sunday at Grover Renter’s. We understand the invitations were stnt out fora Halloween Party at Eva Nahan’s, but has pe'en called off on accountiof in liurmz.t. We are hoping we don’t have any of it in this | country. Feed cutting is all done in this vicinity. The Kester brothers art going to commence baling broomcorn next week. I O. M. Malign bouligt a spring t wagon from Mr. Walker this week. The family that is stopping at Mr. Burdick’s working in this vi cinity had the misfortune lo lose one of their horses. Now they would like to sell the other I horse, wagon and harness. I Little Harold Winkleman, who has been in Elkhart going to school, is home now, as the schools there are closed. Mildred Belt spent Saturday night and Sunday with Eva Ma lian. Bully for Baca Something over 05,5n0 pf the Util Liberty bonds were sub scribed in Baca county. Quota, 1 561,500. I Uncle William Curtis and son j Nathan were down from iwo 1 Buttes on the I ->h. $1.50 Per Year. Edler Ira Russell expects to start his seeder soon. K. VV. Fox will begin teaching school at Short Grass Mon, lay. Clay Wool! has been sufferinfi with a boil tne past week. Chas. Collier had the misfor luno to have a horse fall with liim Thursday morning, fractur ing his ankle. Dr. (Inin r^duc-'d F- " . e 'il ho is getting along nicely at .. • -•-‘tin; . Harvey Mason headed maize last week, K R. Bosley helped Claude Bosley head maize the first ol the week. Carl Krell linished drilling wheat Friday. Creek Indian Harry Walker is having his new house plastered this week. Mr. Jones and wife are both ill of typhoid fever. School postponed another week, because of work. A few of ’the " -••-ss of reg istrants have receivau .. lir class ification cards and have >. '=n call ed lor examination. . No services at the church t - day evening in accordance with the wish of health officer that no indoor meetings be held for ten days. Ctyde Hendrixon’s brother ol paste i n Kansas is here visiting Clyde and helping him to harvest his crop. Lake View 1. W. Mcrriot and family visit ed with .Joe Wurman a few days last week* Mr. Wartnan and Mr. Merriot were neighbors in lilionois. Mr. Merriot will lo cate here as soon as lie can soil his farm in lllionios. Mrs. E. E. Bussard loft for California Friday to spend the winter. ‘ff a person co’U'b-. have consumption. If they sneeze they have influenza. If they do both at once they are a goner . sure. North Fiats We are having some cool weatl or but no fro l yet. Warren Cl. noweth was i n over by a cow Thursday. Result several bruises and a bad cut on the head. Dr. Culp fixed him up allO. K. Mrs. Smart and children re turned from the mountains Mon day. North Ihberty school lias been closed for the coming week ard possibly two on account of in fluenza. Pride October 18 The neighborhood was shocked to hear of the sudd n death of Mrs. Kern Caldwell day morning, () t. 1 lth 1* ser* ico9 were coi Eden Tuesday morning, .n was laid to rest in the Camp cemetery. Circumstance , m. I • it doubly sad as lifer husband, who is somewehi ' over the sea-, |could not be with her during her last hours. The community ex tend their hearth It sympathy to the bereaved. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rogers of Estolene spent the first of the week with Sam Browning’s. M s. Browning returned home v’ h them for a snort visit aft r which she will leave for Okla. o* ma for an. ided\ : parents. Word has bet Dee Caldwc'.! and Cle >;•' i’: ; bard have landed sat cl. seas. Mr. and Miv. L-*wis St> v. wt re Springfield caller . the h of the week. Mrs. McCollin and Mr. Gsorge | Hubbord expucs to move to Eik ! hart soon. Mr. Pearce is building <«. bouse on his farm and expects to move soon. Mr. Murphy of Richards v-a-, in this vicinity Thursday get'i ~ ] subscribers for the Forth Liber• v Loan.