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VOL. XXXII. No. 6
The world might as well make up it's mind now that unless Ex- President Roosevelt is invited to a seat at that peace table, the peace won’t he worth shucks. Five of the editor’s family were taken down with flues from Satnrday up to Monday, the Her ald foreman among them. If the Herald isn’t up to date this week, you will understand some of the reasons whv. Tlip Lam»r Sparks savs that mer, of means should build d wel - ing h< uses in Lamar to accoffo date those seeking homes there Wonderingif that "accoffodate” is a new kind of d> adly German gas or if a mild some hing on the Older of Bryan’s g ape juice. Von Ilindenbu-g says Germany is not in a position to renew the oTensive if it wanted to—not even against the French army. And that isn’t all Germany will never again And itself in a position to decla-e war against civilization and thus drench the world in blood. Last week’s comments of the Lam.ir Register on a recent no change for-tlie worse Herald ed-' itorial reminds usof Mark Twain's I illustration of the worthing pro cess of the English mind. ’’Waiter," said Twain, "I wish you would bring me some bald headed huuer." The waiter stood witli his mouth open and gawked, and the others looked at each other and gawked. Then, after Mailt had forgotten about it, one of the waiters broke into a big guffaw and exclaimed — *'l say. waiter, don’t you know, wbat the American wanted wa» butter without any hair in it?’’ If there should be an explosion in gome ime within a week dp file re will understand that the flue edit or of the Regist-r Anally got the idea of that Herald editorial through the oblongata that was pa med off on him for a brain, and broke 100-e in a big guffaw. Better consult Intertypings o n "The Enigm it : cs of Life and the Whereabouts of English." If that doesn’t elucidate the sub j'ect or penetrate the calcium dome protection of that oblonga ta treasure, yon would better sav your prayers—there's no hope for you. Springlield lias certainly been sorely hit with the dread malady j four of ourbusiness men inside ; of two w- eks, with whole families down at the same time, and up J to the present no apparent abate-' ment i On account, of the sicknesss of the pos'master the post-office was closed Friday and Saturday. Mon day an inspecter name down from Denver, opene I the postoffiee and distributed the mail and handed it nut. with the assistence of M rs. Canady. Rev. W. ,C. Hooper. Hasper, Kans , Colporter for the Babtist missionary society, was the guest of Rev. Dean the first of the I week. Bud Ray returned from camp last week on a furlough. Have you had yours. J. B. Bickford $1.50. Rev. Hall took down with the flues last week. Getting along well. Mr. and Mrs. Forsid.s were! brought to the hospital Monday. | Gettig along 0. R. E F Burnett Optometrist, the | mm with the No-Chart method of ex ey -s for glasses will %isi‘ Baca c anity about the mid dle of .) inuary F'OR SALE-36 acres maize fodder wrh g ain, and 8 acres cane fodder, J mi. south of Vilas. Write nr cull BIG FLAT MILLS. We are now ready to do all kinds of grinding, and solicit j your patronage. c 6 9 Joe V. Jackman, prop. The Springfield Herald Persons Stories and Incidents Of Old Boston And the OLd Days By Um writer Bob Crossman Our readers will remember that we had Bob Crossman on the carpet at an early stage of these write-ups; bat as we have a good many new subscribers since then, we will state briefly that Bob was the editor and pub lisher of the Vilas Democrat, was one of the promoters of that town, was somewhat of a lawyer, and was on" of the last to give it up when the count; seat went to Snringfleld and the country wen-. to pieces. Bob always had a penchant for wanting to run things, and because of his often going some what out of his way to humor this particular inclination very often found himself in trouble and often In pretty deep water, j We are bringing Bob up here | for his second hearing because. h“ is just now making some of this kind of history in Pueblo, ■ Colo., where he some time ago: was honored with the police I judgship. Because of Bob’s prominence in those old days and bia dose i relation to one of the country’s good old towns, we are this week giving as Mi interesting feature of these oi£Ume yrite-ups the newspapeiWcounta of this lat est of BuO'Jftroubles. The wrutope are taken from tne Pueblo Star Journal, and the I headlines of the first notice runs as Xohows: ' '(Jrusafaaajreieases conductor cnargeu Jj&Apyetioading cars. I’iiiiiii rust in become censor of news.” Following is the body of the write-up. Municipal Judge R. A. Cross man auempted the role of pub lic censor ol uews in court tms morning when he blamed the re- I porte rsfu the epidemic of Span | ish influenza by charging ibat , the stones tney write are written in sucli a manner as to cause fear to the people at large. “You reporters have got to stop scaring the people,” he stated in court, "and I want it slopped immediately." The charge came during the trial of A. E. Leach, 1344 East Fourth street, who was discharg ed by the judge on a charge of over loading a street car. contrary to the rulings of the health de partment. Conductor Lench was arrested last night by James D. Byrne, city health inspecter, who board ed the ctr at Mesa Junction. Ac cording to Byrne’s statement in court this morning, there wen eleven people standing up in the car and every seat was taken. Leach claimed and he had wit nesses to prove it, that his regis ter showed but 61 fares and some of his people had unloaded at the Union depot and at the Mesa Juction. It was during the trial of the action that Judge Crossman took his spite out on the reporters, who he said were unnecessarily | Heightening the people by writ |mg stories about the Spanish j influenza. "Judge Crossman has shown a disregard for the health rules of the city ever since he has been on the bench." stated Inspector Byrne this morning. ”He has now made my job easy, as I do nor intend to arrest another per son f-.r violating our rules, sim ply because we cannot get a con viction." Commisioner Fred E. Olin com missioner of health, stated that the department will attempt to secure, one more conviction be fore Judge Crossman. "We will arrest one peison for breaking qu irentine and if that does not get a conviction, We will see what can be done adout it.” The next round-up or clash 1 with Crossman was in haling be-, SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, COtORAO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1918. fore his police judgahip a street car conductor for violation of the city's health ordinance. The head-lines run as follows: ‘Pleads guilt it, but Crossman insists on hearing evidence. Con ductor admits keeping windows in car and police judge orders case continued until Saturday, when he will decide whether rul ings of health board is necces sary for public safety!” The body of the write-up runs as follows. W. Mingus, a street car con ductor, ordered to appear in po-1 lice court this morning to answer 1 a charge of having the windows of his street closed contrary to a ruling of Ihe health depart ment, pleaded guilty to the change, hut Judge Crossman con tinued the case until Saturday, because he was unable to deter mine whether or not the rule made by the boa tli department •s a good one. Crossman asked that the street car men and the city health de partment bring evidence to [court Saturday morning so that he can decide from the evidence whether or r.ct the ruling made by the health department is nec cessar.v to the health of the peo ple of Pueblo. In the meantime he refused to advise Mingus whether or not be shall keep his windows closed or observe the ruling and keep them open. Mingus was ordered into court byE. E. Colby, who was detailed by the health department to make an investigation of conditions. He encoun'ered several street cars, he stated, where the windows | were closed, iu all cases except that of Mingus, the men opened the windows and promised to k ep th m open, he says. Min gus, however, wanted to ir.ake a twit flaw, -When - Mvi»gned> he pleaded and admitted that the windows were closed. He claimed that at the hour of night at whicc he had the windows open, i there is little travle and no need for having them open. Futhermore he claimed that at the steel works, where the men get on his car. they “cuss the streetcar men, the police depart ment and the health department for malting the rules.” Judge Grossman claimed that before he couid make a decision and fine or discharge the man, it would be necce-sary to hear more evidence, so that he could decide whether or not, the rule was neccessaty. He then con tinued the case until 9 o'clo :k Saturday morning when he will hear the evidence. The city health department will rely Uoon the statement of physicians relative to the need for fresh air in the cars to prove their point. Why the State Went The Democrat can’t under stand why thousands of Demo crats voted the straight republi can ticket in Colorado. A num ber of the Democratic nominees on the state and county tickets were excellent men and splendid officials and were in no way re sponsible for the jobbing of the party b.v Tam and Bon and the federal officeholders. Their de feat was a shame.— Denver Dem oc rat. Pshaw! Voting goes generally by wholesale. When the cur rr nt starts for the other side, it takes everything along with it — I just as a herd of sheep follow the lerd of the bellwether across a fence. ' In politics, any little thing ' may, and many lit' le things do, ! turn the current from one side of the channel to the other. One of the little things in the way of nothing, and without sense or reason, is what is com monly Known as “off years.” Another tiling that generally seriously affects the results is a factional struggle within one or ithe other of the parties. I When the Democrat and O’Don nel and others, generally known las reactionaries, whether they are or not, joined the republicans in their disloyalty and pro-Ger man outcry, they sealed the fate I of the state ticket, as voters gen erally put the candidates on a derelic raft and shove them all off together. . It was this factional fight and knifing that beat the whole tick et four years agi. just as it did this year; add every time these disembovelers come up and say — “it was for the good of the par ty—it will uow be stronger for the operation.” I The story is simply that the [republicans made a grandstand loyally play, and by the assist ance of an off year and the scalp ers in the opposition party tu rned the current to the other side of the channel Roy Denney We do uot think that the facts would be overdrawn to say that Roy Denney was one of the most remarkable business men this town has produced, or that it has had. He lin I a business genius that would he hard to duplicate, and his death leaves vacant a place that will be hard to fill. The town owns a lasting debt to his sagacious enterprise, and in his death it loses One of its most il lustrious business citizens. Five years ago Roy had a jit ney, and a determined, enterpris ing capac'ty. for about two or three years he pad been with Bnh Cotton, mostlyas driver; but at| that he didn't'fet much a'lead Then about five years ac ■ liu started out on.lflg own hook with bis little.old Ford. But that waa too slow for Roy Denney. Sit alter about n year of this be pmMUi) a garag 1 that for Springfivlslit that, tim - was a monsfbr, itl being 50x40 feet, with opi«iraiii‘-ta 1 fflfteivd a-rmes** permitted and business required. That might have been thought glory enough. But this garage stood in the middle of the block, so for about two years Roy was laying his plans to get hold of a 50-foot comer front in the center I of town, and finally succeeded in getting the front he was after. | On these two lots had been started a stone building 50x70 feet; but this didn’t meetup with Roy’s ideal of a garage, so he tore out the end and carried the building to the alley, making it 50x140 feet. This buildmg " as finished com plete—plastered overhead and walls, cement floor, offices, etc , making it one of the most beau tiful girages in the west, j By this garage was carried one of the largest stocks a'so tj be found in the west. The building itself cost $10,000, and there was probably $10,000 nr $15,00 worth of in the stock building. Of course Roy had help in building and equipping this gar age, but that was a tribute to his honesty, uprightness, and rare busine-s ability, the parties back ing him having faith in his mak ing good. And he was making good. He had a wondeiful business patron age, and la nce had from four to seven helpers constantly employ ed in the repair shop and as driv ers. Then came the sudden and sad ending. On Friday the 15th inst. he went went to bed with the flues, and at noon of the sey enth day of his sickness—Thurs day, Nov. 21, he crossed over the dark river into the Great Be yond, he being 32 years, one month and 21 days of age. He was born in Iowa, the first day of October, 1886, and the • text year his parents moved on the ranch northwest of town where Roy grew up to manhood. | The rest of his life is Springfield , history. On 'lie 22nd inst. he was laid to Irestintho Springfield ctmetery, I Rev. Chas. Dean officiating with ; a short ceremony. I He leaves to mourn his loss a j father and mother, four brothers and four sisters, and other rela j lives ar,d a host of friends and acquaintances. AT THE FRONT Somewhere in France I Oct. 15th 1918 Dear editor, Friends and Read, ers of the Herald:— Sn many have asked me to write that I can’t write them all, as we are most too busy enter taining old Fritz, so here is just a few jots fresh from the firing line. We are all O. K. considering everything. Old Fritz is a little quiet just this moment. I will tell what I am allowed to tell but that won’t be much, only we are treating him like a step child. lam within a few hundred yards of him now. He dropped afew around us last night but we always repay him for it. The heav ies are shooting over my head now. I may have to stop writ ing and send him over a few rounds anytime. Don’t always have time to write while out with the guns, but do our writ ing hack from the lines when wel go for our rest. I guess you have all read the peace talk. We get all of thv dope before you do, but there is one thing we will do before we came home —that is to whip them and settle this fuss, so that our old boys won’t never tiave to come over again. We can put them across the Rhine and then some. Well, wn-l-l yen b-fir-e me. |luur ladies from the Y. M. C. A. I and Salvation army just passed our portion and gave us the lat est N. Y. Herald. Pretty brave. Have witnessed several battles in the air. The Allies bring down a Boche plane quite often. Well, this is the 19th of Octo her. Now I will finish, as 1 nm back for a rest ip a cozy li.ti -dugeut, with a -small German to eto keep me warm. It is about the size of tl-e one burner coal oil stove back there. I had to qnit writing the other day and feed those s leaking brutes some high explosives, and so on, and have beea busy up till now. Al -1 ter all, any old homesteader oi freighter can stand the grind. Well, I have been on the front just a month. Of cause it is not like home, for everything is so much di erent, Ha! Ha! | Well, as my writing desk is a gas mask and I am pretty sleepy and tired, I will close and tell you all when I come home. That is, if I don’t get bumped off. Best wishes to all. The same old Pvt. W. E, Dunivan Battery F. 341. F A Am.iic-i.iE. F. France. Mrs. Carrie Fields Once more we are called r:pon to chronicle the sad news of the death of a niece. Mrs. Carrie Fields was the daughter and only child of Mr. and Mrs. David Konkel, now liv ing near the Fields in the Campo country. The sad news came to us Wed nesday that Mrs. Carrie Fi Ids had died the night before, and would be buried in the Boston cemetery yesterday. Mrs. Fields h-d a host of acquaintances over the entire county, and was loved by all who knew her. As a young girl she was a special favorite with the young set, and always helped to plan and took pait in their entertain ments and little doings. She lived with her parents in Kansas and Oklahoma, but most of her life has been spent in Baca county, and in the neigh borhood of old Boston. She joined the Methodist church several years ago, and lived a faithful aad consistent life up to the time of her untime ly death. She had a sweet soprano voice, aud in Sunday school and church choirs always took a leading part She was married four years ago to William Fields. To this union were born three children Geo. Burt On the morning of the 26th i inst., Geo. Burt, the Springfield-j Campo mail carrier, was found 1 dead in his bed, the supposition being that he died of heart dis sense. Obituary next week. H. O. Casady Springfield suffered another se vere loss this week in the death of postmaster Casady, after hav ing been down with the flues a 1 little over a week. Mr. Casady was boro in Cen tral, la., Aug. 15, 1890. -Six years ago lie came to B.it-a coun ty, filing on a claim near Two Buttes. For some time he was employ ed as a compositor on the Two Buttes Sentinel. About five years ago he form ed a partnership with Lyle Knox and started the Artesia Call, a lively 5-column paper published in ihe old Blaine country. Then something like ten mouths later he sold his interests in the Call to I his parner. After a short time he formed a real-estate partnership with Ben Spercer, but before they got rightly started he bought the Baca County Democrat, running the same for about two years In May of 1917 he was appoint ed by Pres. Wilson as postmaster at this place, and while serving in that capacity lias made one of the best postmasters the town has had. In July 27, 1916, he mairied Miss Anna Hodges of 1 wo Buttes, they taking up their resideuce in Springfield. On coming to Springfield Mr Casady at once became a mem ber of the Springfield band, he playing the baritone born with great efficiency. In addition tu playing ihe band, - he sras-thff pnenenewc- ok «—ftsw ; tenor voice, and though too busy to engage much in entertain ments, was certainly appreciated when he did so. Kay Casady died Monday the 25tn, and was laid to rest in the I Two Buttts cemetery the next day. He leaves to mourn his death a wife and daughter—Mary, a fath ei —L. P Casady of Two Uuttrs, a married sister at Two Buttes, |and a brother —somewhert in France. The Herald joins with a host of friends and and aquaint auces in an expression of sympa thy to the stricken family. —one boy and two girls. The Herald joins witli Spring tield and all Baca county in an. expression of sympathy to the bereaved ones, assuring them ttiat the loss is not theirs alone, hut of the town and the entire country. She was taken down with inllu enza the first of last week. Ev erything was done that was pi s sible, buton tiie night of ,ho 25ih inst., her spirit was wafted to the Maker who gave it. She was laid to rest in the Ilo> ton cemetery yesterday. Mrs. fields leaves to mourn her .death a husb.,nd and three children, a father and mother, |and a host of relatives. ! The heart-broken family lias the spmpathy or all who knew her. It’s hard to part from those we love, but there is the consolation that there’ll be no more parting in the world above. Stonington (31, 32, 5, 6) (31, 32 - 42 What about Santa Claus? If he coming to our city or not? L*- us get busy and have a Christ mas tree, program and Old Santa. The children will be delighted. Ollie Leach and wile, living five west, are havidg r siege ol flues. Lawson Whitehead’s smiling couutenanceis to be seen in Wal lis’ catering to the wants of this popular store’s many customers. One hundred cases of flu re ported in Elkhart. Abroomcorn seeder is at work $1.50 Per Year. Graft 10 - 30 - 40 Mrs. Ivinu and children wfmt to Oklahoma to visit her parents. Mrs. VV. A. Riley and (iauph l er are liome after spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. A, Riley of Billings, Okla. Mrs. A. J. Riley has returned to her home in Oklanoma. Mrs. Jim Hargis has returned to her home in Texas take. ; the .our Randles cl. V. n w -ith h.. Miss Eva Thomas i-, spending the week on he r claim. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Orr are caring for G.H Allan rnd fam ily while they are ill with the flu. Others in th" neighborhood who are id tire VVm. Forbes and family and Mr. Leprig and f..rn Uy West Pretty Prairie The Wedding Bells rang for Mau.l West and Fred Morgan on Saturday, Nov. 16. Fred moved here about two years ago and rented his sister r ' o nrl’s place. He is a favorite u.c. Deyoung folks. The bride mo\.d here last spring with her pare and is well known and lilted ty Congratulations and best wisiit-.* are extended. We have been too busy 'ately to write items And everyone else has been busy nutting up their feed. Nim Pierce and Orio Stigers went to Holly for coal this week. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harlow Wednesday nigbt. There has been a few cases f fiu in this neighborhood. Orie Stigers thinks he "knows beans” now. He had to pud about nine acres by hand. The Red Cross ladies Pave twenty five refugee garments 4fr n rf- - Pilot Point Quite a .-now fell on tin- 22 the largest this fill. J. •! Pulliam has been helping S. L Hickoox haul in feed this week. Elmer Johnson and wife visit ed at tin* Swanson home Su da Jay Hargrove took two fine loads of headed maize to M ■ Jones' to hnvT* threshed, J. .1. Little’s are all on the mend. V. K. Grover’s have moved back home after a summer's work in the sandy country. east of town and Bryan Bros, are attending to „he cedar.*, west. They were delayed several days last week —break d ,w. . Lester Gibson was a county seat visiter Saturday. The sale here Saturday was well attended. All business sir> ended during sale. Did not earn the amount cf proceeds. Col. Thompson was at the lelra and hi* would liav • m-inh g but ‘‘over the top” in our <ju«* . When you meet your neigh bor the first thing is—“howdy Isn’t this ideal weather? —Do you know when the thresher man will be here? —What’s maize worth in Elkhart? —Have you had the flu? —Was the crown prince killed?—Have you sold your b*»ush?—and didn’t the re publicans bust their suspenders though?” etc , etc. Charley Hall braved the ele ments Friday and hiked by freight wagon route to Elkhart, returning Saturday with much needed coal and lumber -says all the talk in the metropolis is flu. On account of the opidt i 1,0 Sunday school convextio, Postponed until J in. 1.1) ■he ffrst bg event for o r eu. next year is Rally Day. About throe inches of ..no • Ml the first, of the w* or, which will be good for full sown wli'.u. Hughes Hines, nephew of Joe and Georg** Hines, and Miss May Davis, both of Paradise, were marred in Springfield by Jude ' Allen Monday. VVeare wishii g good luck to the happy con pi v.