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VOL. XXXII. No. 8
It’s all off with ihe permits— Governor Gunter signed the bone Wednesday Who’ll be the first to make it "Xmas,” and why not while we are at it make it "Xtian”? The flues have greatly inter fered with our correspondence news, but we hope to have it bel ter from this on. Only eight counties in the state are over the top in si amp pledge payments, and sorry to say Baca is not one of the eight. If the lltrald dosen’t get that $6.00 for the Guy U. Hardy pre election ad., we will always have something coming to us. When Gov Gunner puts his John William Henry to th ,t bone dry initiated bil , it will be all off with the permit business. Notice our clubuing offer else where —tbe Great County Build er and four up-to-date mngazmes for $2 25. That's iike finding something. Since the armistice has been signed up, we haven't heard a word from those unconditional fellows. Wonder what lias be come of them. The way tbe g. o. p's. are back ing Wilson is the same as the Way Villa is backing the Caranza government. Of course that’s as ter as the resemblance goes. Aa a corroborative evdience that the world war is over. Villa ia now gathering recruits for an other grand come back in the Chihuahua district in old Mexi co. I To say mat Tresment Wilson Itea the repubs guessing is pot ting it mild. He’s got them go don’t know wiiac in blazes to say next. Baca's stamp pledge is $75,980 Up to the present we beut-ve leas than $40,900 nas been paid Up. Don’t fail to pay up tliat stamp pledge before he old year is oat. _______ “The biggest battle of the war is atilt being fought,” says an Armour & Co. ad. We suppose the battle referred to is the fight Of Armour & Co. on the high prices of meat. Somethin ? over 32,000 soldiers were killed in battle, aud some thing over 20,000 died of lnlluen za, while in the United States over 360,000 civilians have died Of the dread disease. Five new Baca county maps, printed on good newspaper stncs —for advertising purposes, will hereafter be given to all those getting up into the year '2O. Pay ahead and send these maps to your freiuds back east. Bet you the profiteers will get theirs when Shuup ami Phipps get et them —with their multi millions backing them. No prof iteers can stand up and fight mul ti-millions —any more than the democrats could in the recent, election. The Herald is going to inaugur ate a great Baca county advert s ing c impaign, to be on till the first day of February -the Her ald, Kansas City Journal, four magazines and five Baca county maps for $2.50. Now is the time to get in. “Bolshevism” is very much i like the ‘‘flues” — no doctor or I others are able to tell what it is or why it is. Bolshevism is ma jority rule, bu' in Russia it seems to be just Lenine and Trotzky What it will mean in the rest of Europe is yet to be found out. It wouldn’t be abad idea for the United States to go down to Mex ico to find out what Carranza s leanings are at the present time —as to whether he is now pro- Gerroan or not pro-Germm; and j While finding out if might not, be *' bad idea to give him a few | kick* in the pants. The Springfield Herald Respecting the KoQpartlun platform, as embodied in reso lutions adopted at St Paul on the 6th. we don’t agree with some of the pronouncements, but altogether we would o*ll It a dog- Boned good outlins of political policies. Old Bill Hullerforlurn is re ported to bare made an attempt to atone for bis mnrdnrooa deed*— made a slash at himself, and slightly wounded the other fel ler. What we say is that there is no danger of old BUI commit ting suicide. Many prediction* are being made th 't a trade war will be staged next. If old Bill had staked Ins all on a “trade war” insb ad nf a war by the sword, lie '•.nuld still bo in partnership with Gott, and also still be em peror *if Germany. I In answer to many inqui ries, Dr. Verity asks us to make the announcement that schools no where in the county , are to bu opened until farther I notice. Those schools that are now open shou d close at once, and wait until the danger of flue is past, and they have notice to open. The g. o. p’s. were for a long time in a quandary whether to allow Wilson to remain president while away, or to declare Mar shall to be the acting president. After praying over the matter Tor some time and getting no an swer to their prayers, they final ly decided to let the presidency take care of itself. The Colo. Springs Democrat says that foi the Dems to win in 1920 they want some aelid million nires an the ticket, after getting the consent d the traitors in the party to nominate them. Sure get n UAemPiiutnuii aires— by the approval of the anties. we can clean up on the it. n. p. bunch in 1920; and what a elorirus victory that would be. At Kim Sunday we were told of a Mexican tamil; of nine about fifteen miles south of Kim I that ihe neighbors, upon seeing| no a'ir around the premleee for ai lew days, came in and found I hem all dead. They were all taken down with the influenza at the same time, and no one able to go out and get help. The stringmess of the disease is that sometimes a whole family comes down the same day. Who Won the War? Who won the war? is a ques tion that can be answered in but one way— “ The Allies won the war.” It is true that Europe owes America a debt of gratitude; but stop to think what America owes to England, France and Italy. It is time to ask ourselves what kind of figure America would have cut in the war if it hadn’t been for the English navy, to say nothing of that mighty English army, and of that mighty French army, and again , f that mighty Italian army. It is unboubtedly true that America saved the allies from defeat, but it wants to be reir.em ereil that, even after our boys were over there, America would have cut a sorry figure without those »Jlies. The English admiral recently d, dared that the English navy won the war; but what would all the allied armies have done if it hadn’t been for the Fren h fac tories that, turned out the guns and the munitions? The French might say that their factories won the war, the English that their navy won the war, the Italians that the balanc of power was with them, the Americans ditto, but the facts as indicated in the opening statement, are that— The allies won the war. Five papers and five Baca coun ty maps $2.50. Now ia tbe time to get in. SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, COLORAO. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1918. PERSONS Stories Incidents Of Old Boston And the Old Days By the writer Doctors and Lawyers Dr. Milligan Practically everybody in Baca connty knows about Dr. Mi'ligan, he being the one doctor out of the five of those old days who stayed with the country. Because of the great number of doctors, because there was no money, and because he lived a little ways out of towr. Dr. Milli gan had no practice that brought him in any uioney worth men tioning We shall hive Dr. Milligan agiin when paying our special attention to those good old timers who refused to get out of the country, just because It wasn't a fit place for a while man to live in The Lawyer Bunch There were only four of them in the Jennings family —the old man, John, Forney a'd Ed. Th°*e bovs had been admitted to the bar, but none of them had, done any practicing worth men-1 tinning at that time, and indepd nothing on a paying basis until after their outlawry career in Oklahoma. Eld was the only one of the boys that tried to do anything at the business at Boston, but we are doubting whether he got as much as $50.00, or eve l $25 00, nut of his law practice, all pu' togetb r; Rnd the old judge abinr ditto Captain John McCoaeh was an other of the Blackstone dictate* of that good old town. We have already told about the captain, and don't know as he ever got a dnggoned cent out of 'the "busi ness. He tried ro get a $25 t e out of Rill Thnmnsnn, but it isn’t probable his efforts were very successful. Col. Campbell \ This was one man whose title I was handed down to him from official sources, he having been a lieutenant colonel in the civil war. Col. Campbell didn’t reside in Boston, but near enough for lr cation purpO es, he living four miles east. Campbell was the author of a law digest, relating mostly we believe to common law as hand ed down by prr cedents. We never saw his book, and of course wouldn't have known any thing of the merit of the work if we had seen it; but the fact that he wrote a book on law stamp him as being well up in the prnf -ssion. But the colonel wasn’t much of a pleader. We never heard him in but one case, in which Judg • Jennings had the' other sh’e. Campbell had the opening pl-a, and made a fairly lengthy talk; but when the old judge got throughwith him one was remind ed of a pigmy and a g'ant. We sav we never heard him in i hut this one case. It is probabje ho never had any other case. ' Facts are that if the cases call ing for a lawyer during the whole of that old-time p. riod had b -en divided up he'Woen 'ho law vers there wouldn't have been more than one or two apiece, and j they of a P ttv nature. Jerome Whitaker Jerome made th“ seventh law yer tar Boston. He was a broth er of Eugene Whitaker, ex-editor of the Herald and ex-register of the Lamar land office, who is iinown by about everybody in Baca county. Jerome was the city attorney of Boston, and p-esumedly for his services, he, like the town marshal was paid in script, which was Worth just the paper it was printed on, Jerome finally brought up in Washington, and we believe is now publishing some kind of trade journal. Ordinarily it is supposed that lawyers and doctors have a pret ty soft soap in their respective l lines of business, and ordinarily, | under normal conditions, we sup- i pose they feed pretty well and i clothe accordingly; but the con- i ditions at old Boston, and gener- i ally over <he east end at that I time, were not normal. ' There were only about three ' years of the settlement, and af ter the first year there was no money loft in the country. During this time there was little i sickness, and no money to pay ■ for the litt’e there was, while in law the people were too busy to getin'o trouble, and after that ' rhey had no money to get them t out. I The lawyers and doctors, as I did the rest of the world, let their i money g >t. away from them dur- I ing the first year, and then had * to find some other way to live i during the rest of their stay in 1 the country. < “Some Odds and Ends” next 1 time. The Nonpartisan Platform i As a matter of news, as well i as of vital interest to the good , people of Baca county, we are , | herewith set of resoiu- , I lions adopted by the Nonparti sans at a meeting of delegates from thirteen suites on the 6th iiist. These resolutions tell the ( story of what the league stands , for. The resolutions follow: . 1. A peace program must be adopted which will make art end , of war by creating a world de mocracy, not by substituting one : d"»p tism for another. A Unit- i ed Stites of the \V..rld, hv con sent and not bv c inquest. 2. A reconstruction p no-ram must be adopted which w I pro vide employment for si 1 , reduce the cost of living,naaittain earn ings of 1 abitr-Bhd of pntnsH%epr<v dneers, make an end of monopoly extorijon, and redeem the state and national governments from the autocratic control of monop olies, and in this way make the nation safe for democracy. 3. Th« termination of the present national control of rail ways, and all other public utili ties and in dustrios as war meas ures. not b,v returning the pro perties to private monopolies, but bv national ownership, which shall be extended to include al means of transportation and com munication and all other t’nder * takings which in ih-ir nature must be either great private monopolies, or public enterprises, 4 Employment for the un. employed in cooperation with Organized labor throu gb govern-I •ment works in such enterprises !as roa,d building, forestry and timber a d fu* 1 production, flood protection a’ d land reclamation. The national im >rovemenb with buildings, stock and machinery, of reclaimed or purchased lands to be sold as going concerns, on long-time amortized payments, to returning soldiers, and to others ab'e to make small initial payments. All such undertak ings to be provided with fie** I -schools for vocational training. 5. The complete enfranchise- Vment of women, with equal op portunities, with men, and equal pay for equal services. -6. The national government should make loans to the state J governments on state banks, se i cured by first mortgages upon Teal estate in order that farmers can get loans from the state at co-t, and also upon the real and personal property of state-owned utilities, ent rpris s • r indu tries, in amount not to exceed one-half of their real value . 7. The immediate reduction of freight and passenger rates, e»pecia’lv on food and fuel. 8. imediate abandonment of all interference with the politi cal rights of employes in the pub lic service, or the exercise of any further postoffice censorship. 9. The national debt created "by the war should be liquidated, !»nd to that end there .should oe an income and inheritance tax, graduated upward from $6,000 until all incomes above (100,000 per annum, and all inheritances above that amount, should be appropriated for that purpose, until the debt is paid; and all In comes not accounted for, and all Income-producing properties, ss curities and inheritances not list ed for this purpose shall be for feited to the government. 10. The rights of labor sur rendered for patriotic reasons must be restored; and laws limit ing civil rights of the people as war measures must be repealed. 11. The use of the mails, tel egraphs, telephones, express comptnies and banks shall be de nied for making sales of goods, properties, investments or secur iiii-s,except for direct delivery by the owner or his authorized agent, and then of the specific goods, property investments or securities involved, in order to eliminate gambling and specula rion in utilities of life. An awning is being built to the Rexal. ) G. M. Madden of Pride, the Haileck medicine man, is build ing a residence in the east part of town, and will move into town as soon as the house Is ready for occupancy. Obituary Lorenzo De Vore Tomlinson, eldest son of Mrs L. H. Alberti of Springfield, died Dec 3, at Sa cred Heart hospital in Spokane, Wash., fUv.l!i bring ciUsul by c complication of diaeases. He was born July 12, 1890, be ing 28 years, 7 mos. and 9 days of age at the time of his death. He was educated in Galesburg, 111., and studied music under the noted singer, Thomas Chalmers. Lorenzo united with the Epis copal church at the age of four • een, and became a choir boy at the age of eleven. He won a medal for loyalty, fidalty and good behavior at this church. He was cremated at Spokane and the remains, were sent to Linwond, Iowa, for burial. The entire eommunity extends, heartfelt sympathy to the be reaved ones. ZION (■a-« L. C. Thompson and son Or ville and Joe Boyd made a trip to the cedars this week, and came back with six nice loads of wood. The Zion school is closed for a time on account of the flues. All the cases are better now, and no new cases that we know of. Miss Herndon went to her claim at Maxey to spend a few day* while her rcho-d is l._ed. E. E Vinyarrj u..u family spent Sunday at L. C. Thompson’s. Tiiere is not much news this week, as everybody is staying at home un account of the flues. Herman Hesse was in ou neighborhood looking after hi* property here and seeing old friends. He lives somewhere in Oklahoma now, and seems to be doing well. Horse Creek Several people are hauling feed. Regnier’s, Stalnaker’s, Weed en’s and others shipped cattle iast week. J. N Stalnak»rwent back east.. James McNickle sold some cattle Wednesday. S. H. Cox went toLiberal Wed nesday, returning Friday. Roy Rpgnier has lost some young calves. Regnier All the cases of flu in these parts are improving. Lloyd Brown sold a nice 250 pound hog to J. R. Harvel tins Week and has others for sale. I. J. Williams traded for Pat rick G. Jones’ Ford this week. H. A. Caswell bought a hog of R. E Frantz. J. R. Harvel and N. E. Oliver spent Sunday with Lloyd Brown Dee Williams has gone to take care of his brother Albert while he has th“ flu. C. C. Clayton has returned to his homestead. Richards Mrs. Rich and’Mrs. Lockwood and children took dltaner with Will Johnson’s Sunday. Mr. Bloom is helping to fix Mr Hutches’ house and get it ready ' (or the winter. Celia Steele, who has been quite sick with the flu, has recov ered and is able to be around. Mrs. Hoffman and daughter Lola went to Stonington Satur day, and took advantage of the sale at Wallis’. Mrs. Rich accom panied them. Harry Walker and family took dinner at Scrivner’s Sunday. R. Roberts, who Is staying with Mr. Scruner, was kicked by a horse last week, but not serious. Mrs. Huffman’s and Lula Hoff man’s schools will begin next Monday. I Edler Mrs. Clay Wood is tusseltng with the flu this week. Also the Phtllipps family and F. R. Bos- ( ley’s. William Young is working for , Chss. Collier. F. R. Bosley threshed beans Wednesday. Carl Kreil helped Mr. Ham mond stack feed Friday. Sandwell Well, here we are back again after having a seige of the Ann, and glad to say it is better in this community. George Maban and George Frowner took a load of grain to Elkhart this week. Fred Hughes shipped his cat tle Monday to Oklahoma to wheat pastures. He and wife will spend the winter back there. Grandma Mahan was on the sick list again this week. Emma Knowles and Grandpa Mahan went to Rodiey on busi ness Thursday. . Miss Gillam, who has been vis iting Ed Belt’s, has returned to lier home io Kansas City. Mr. Lowery and family left Wednesday for Kansas City. ! They have been delayed here on account of sickness for some time. Grover Kester’s baby has been quite sick with the flu. Is some better at this writing. | The threshers are at work again in this vicinity. Mt Carmel The fla seems to be raging at its highest in this community this last week. Most cases im proving some now. Not many deaths reported as yet. Mr. ahd Mrs Alga Adams are the proud parents of a fine baby girl, bora Friday, Nov. 29. Mr and Mrs. J. D Hand have returned to their old homo in Mt Carmel. A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mitchell, Nov. 29. Mr Loyd Shuman, a victim of the Spanish influenza, passed away yesterday morning at the home of Mr. Mitchell's of I’ridn, after being sick about four days Funeral services were held at Mt Carmel conducted by Mrs, Edna Kennedy Remains uteri' I laid to rest in the Mt Carmel !cemetery. We extend our.heart felt sympathy to the bereaved ones. J. R. Frazier is; threshing his maize today. We are still awaiting patiently the return of our soldier boys, which we hope will soon be. Big Flat Nice weather since the storm. Quite a number of the furmers have b. en hau'ing hreon-ci rn to Elkhart this week. Craafordfs are down with the flues and Paul’is vey sick. Mrs Dewey m ide a trip to Spirngfield one day this week. D N. Young went Wednesday to see his son John, who is very sick with the dues. Herbert Greenlee is on the sick list, but net in bed. Mrs. Conner had her windmill repaired. 51.50 Per Year. Grand View vr-aa-e* Mrs. Sam Bell spent Tur witli Mrs. M. E. Hankins. Hazel and Alberta O'M'tl y called on Mrs. Ada Jackson Sun day afternoon D. W. Babcook and family ate Sunday dinner with W, M. Han kins and family. H. J. Isenhotvcr helped E. B. Clapp head his bundle maize the Or»t. of the wet Mrs. S. E. Dunnn.'. called or. Mrs. H. R. Korn Wednesday af ternoon. Happy Hollow Fine weather ugain. Most people still busy—stacking their feed and other things. Our new merchant-Simon Cook, who rented the Davis store, has in a nice line of goods and we predict a good business for him. Mr. Coburn of Jott, Okla., was in our community Thursday came up to see his son who has been sick for some Is bet ter now. Butcher, Happy Hollt v and Diamond Ridge schools . art»d again Dec. 6. •As yet there has been no cases of flu among the pnpils of llappy Hollow school. A. A. Davis and wife, Roy Booth and wife and Mr. Cook were in Elkhaft Wednesday. Some talk of a telephone to Elk* hart. Hope we get it, as it will help the community in many ways. Everett Beeson’s called on Jar- Bee3ou’s Wednesday evening. Mrs. Huliord and Martha and Jake have the flu. Martha is bet ter, she having taken it first. Abie and Ray Nicodemas went to Elkhart with maize Wednes day. ’ Pilot Point Arc having some line weather. S. L. Hickccx, •!. J. L’ulliam and Robs Wright all went to the cedars this week. The broom corn seeders were in this community this week. Mr. Offit, formerly of Freeze out, but now living at Sulber, Okla., is visiting It. 1. Johnson and attending to some business here. Cyril Grover returned home from Kansas Monday, ami took down with the flu the next day. Getting along tine. North Flats Nearly everybody feeling good again. Mrs. Dunn and family were moved to the hospi* 1 Wednes day. Lacey’s have been seeding broomcorn at Hazel's and Clif ton’s. Clarence Barr came home from Boulder last week, school having closed there. Smart’s moved their cattle to the cedars last week. Lake View *•—— The flue seems to be no re specter of pet.sen-, or place; It is getting a pr stty I’a.start hero lately, O. H. Smith and •!. C, War man were dodging the tluu in Springfield Saturday. O H. Smith and E. G. Finkle took dinner with K. hi. Bustard's Sunday. Thanksgiving wgs awful ipiict. Well, look where wo live. West Flat D. Rasmussen sold Iiis person al property and expects to leave fo- Oklahoma soon. Jim Teorpe experts c I ivq for Oklunnma where » • . > farm hi.s 'father’s place. Mabel Campbell >P*‘ S day and Sunday ith Goodwin. Mrs. Kendall and » it Mrs. Ray Campbell. • i i • 1 day with Mrs Evan •. The Sunday school < ing a Chri.-tmtis ent rta‘ j for Christmas eve, p theEe»are no casesf :i n. 'community at that lime.