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VOL. XXXII. No. 31
Did you Ret them 5 gra'is yet, and it not why not? The Springfield Minstrels' at the court house tomorrow night. The county high school is won if ali its friends do their duty on election day. About two inches of rain last week and this, and about six inches this spring. The streets are drug one day, and the next day it tains and they’re worse than ever. As stated before, the Lord is doing his part, and now the rest of it is up to.the farmer and the protiteer. There are tho c who are op posed to all schools; but, Lord Bless us, they ought to be in Russia and not in America. It is said that in some provinc es of Russia ho man can own a woman all to himself—belongs to everybody; and there are no high schools in Russia. The Hut, is to pay $24,000,000, 000. That’s some money, but it’s still i'b billion shy of what the Hun dreamed he was going to make America pay. All our contemporaries togeth er get' one subscriber once In a while between them The Her ald gets them by the dozens all the time. See elsewhere. *You owe a debt to the soldiers, and you can pay that by buying bonds. You owe a debt to the children, and you can pay that by wording and vo ing for the high snhi 01. It is hard to realize that, though we were just getting started in the war, nearly To,COO of <ur boys he in French graves. Thankful, we<say,h%.Hw». GsjrmA'iMßffcrptoi down when it did. One of our correspondents is read against the high school be cause some children of the county haven’t the privileges of the common school; but bless us, if there were no higher school--, there wouldn’t be any of the children of Baca c unty having the benefits of the common school —and America wouldn’t be America, but Russia. For the want of funds, the marshal quit his job the first of the week. He has made as good a marshal as anyone could make, but. as wo have stated before, Springfield has no more need for a marshal than it would have for life boats. Here’s hoping there will be no more marshal fad, at least until Main stieeb hits some kind of hard-linished surface. Anyone that thinks that a spe cific endorsement of the Monroe Doctrine in the peace treity will satisfy the Old Guard, don* t know those men ol steel. The n >xtde mand will be th ». repeal of the at traction of gravitation. New York World. Utiles*, Mr. World* that attraction is formed by their beiovad steel magnet—the Ol ’ Guard would never go back on that magnet. £unie writers try to make out that the Rt publican party has no available timber for presidential candidates since Roosevelt died. The Sentinel proposes Congress man Simon D. Fess of Ohio. Watch him from now on.—Two Buttes Sentinel. The Sentinel is too durn modest. We would sug gest N. Cromer Jones of the seg regation —ju>t as well known as that feller “Fess" and the. uame is a durn sight more familiar. The following extract from the Springfield Herald concerns fur ther, the Liberal- Springfield railroad. The plan now is to se cure an extension of the Forgan- Liberal road now being surveyed. Baca county is after the road hot and heavy. There is a campaign on to raise an inducement fund, and more th in $28,000 have al ready been provided for this fund. That spirit should get the road if anything will.—Hugoton Hermes. The Springfield Herald The first or the week a petition j was brought to us requesting the . city dads (Lord blossom) to pass I an ordinance appropriating mor- j eys for different things, among tlitm SI,OOO for aalariea. That SI,(XX) sa'ary didn't look good to us, so the Herald refused to sign unless that salary was changed to a street fund. However, Atty Doughty informs us that the “salary” fund will be used on the street anyway, in which case the SI,OOO would be all right. “To help blaze the wav to the pie counter, and to show that Wilson doesn't know what he is doing, we’ve just got to amend the league charter somehow;” and our own Senator Phipps chimes in with —“Yes, she’s just gi tta oe mendod somehow." Springfield Herald. Why does the Herald single out Phipps? In what respect does his attitude oi the League differ from that ol Senator Thomas? —Elpssso Coun ty Democrat. Our idea is that our Senator Thomas has surfeit ed on pie. and probably want" to sland back and giye someone else a chance. PERSONS Stories and Incidents Of Old Boston And the OLd Days By the writer The Final Boston Grand Round-Up. Whnt Became Of Everybody “He who lights and runs sway, will live to fight another day.” The I srealitish army fought and ran away, but w 6 haven’t heard of any return engagement —though so far as we know ali upTn the Spenlßti-ArtierHianwar, and each of them may have been in many a famous personal en counter since that time. There are only five of the citi zen soldiers that we shall men tion in this closing article of the I old-time write ups —Doc Brown, Geo. Daniel, Loo Reeder, Jack j Fisher and .1. N. Smith. As stated before, none of the twenty of the citizen army ever came hack to old Boston or to Baca county, after the wild gun play that precipitated the grand Boston round up we've for some time been telling about. Doc Brown moved to Missour where he again went into the drug business, and the last heard of him, inspite of five or six burn outs,—as it was related to us, he had made good money, being worth at that time anywhere frem SIO,OOO to $50,000. Gaui ran the Boston Banner for awhile after George left that night The plant was theu tak en to Johnson City, Kans., and from there to Manzanola, Colo. As stated before, Geo. Daniel was genial and popular, and withal was |i 'ssesed of foresight and pluck Without practically a dollar in his pocket; and with a family of five we believe on his hands, and in a night’s time exiled from the country, he had something before him that will give you some idea of what about every body in the country at that time was facing We understand that he drifted to Denver, and after a time got a job as a street car conductor. Our next information was that he jiad j ined the navy, and while in this capacity wrote a book—presumedly on sea-faring life; but so far as we know both of those reports may have miss ed the facts about as far as Cook missed the north pole. At present Daniel is postoffice inspector, with headquarters at Denver, and of course is getting a good salary. It doesn’t take long to tell about Lob Reeder, as nothing was ever heard of him from the night he “fought and ran away,” to the prt'seut time. As we have already told,' he SPRINGFIELD. BACA COUNTY, COLOR/VO, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1919. was raised by tlie Jennings s who, us everybody knows, afterwards became notorious out laws, but in the routliw life no mention has been made of Lou Reeder, and so far as wo know they may never, have "Otten to gether attain after that frightful night. Jack Fisher —poor Jack Fish er! was never heard of agon, so far as our information goes, al ter that night. He came from j Kentucky, and we presume i.e returned to Kentucky. J. N. Smith, the grocer on the corner whoso store vvds set afire, and the (ire afterwards put out, by the cow buys, probably re turned to Missouri. Ho had a large family, and no doubt fought many an uphill and down.hi!! battle before ug in iug on to his feet. What a sad .commentary on life is the fact that the young: folks of those old days, rang- • ing from twenty to thirty, are 1 : now old men and women, rnn | ning along in thij neighborhood of fifty and sixty years, some of them probably oven grandpas and grandmas and only jester-: day themselves of the young set. Good peopk-y readers of the i Herald, this is the finis of the i old-time Write up We’vo enjoyed it - have you? The “Exponent" We have decided to issue it] monthly, and u> call it “The i Greater Baca County Exponent, j It will hereafter lie a fnur-pag- j er. and 2,000 of the n will he j ground out ,-ach edition —the.last. week of each month Each issue will contain a spe cial write-up on something of in terest and_ imporian*e to fttwf iodnty; tne 1 nrlF'prige~Btntfg 112" voted to that puopnse. We shall mail out. the issues th? same way we mnilerl nut the high school edition—in bundles in all the stores, to all the postoflices, t) all the Sunday schools, etc., etc., to the end that every citizen of the county' will he provided with one copy. You will realize what this means when you understand that, deplorable as it may be, n l the papers in the county togeth er don't reach 25 per cent of tne people. The next number of the Gr it er Baca County Exp >nent will contain a page write-up cf the old days verses til • new days—of the condition of those nld days that made it impossible for those old fellows to stay, and the con ditions of the nmv days that giv" them the best of the wife's folks back east. After they learn about it, the people of the county will call 3- regularly al the stores and post ottices the tirstof each month for their copy of the Greater Baca County Exponent, as they call for their meals each day. Watch for the next number of the Exponent. Baca County—Slacker Alva Swain, chairman of the publicity committee, wires the Herald the V. V ! ,an is lagging all over tire stue—had had no word of any kind from Baca county. Chairman Stewart informs us that the banks, have all lain down, and wired headquarters to that effect. It’s a deplorable situation. 75,1)00 boys gave up their lives, as many more gave up arms and legs—and the men worth their , tens of thousands in Baca county who were enjoying home and comforts while the boys were i giving up their lives and arms and refuse now to buy bonds—can make more out of , their money in other ways. The most of the bon Is bought up to present time have been by people i who had to buy on the install ment plan. i Baca county has over 500 men j who could buy SI,OOO bonds. Where are they? When Baca cobnty’s boys were called, they came on the double step—left fathers, moth ers, sweet hearts—everything i dear to them —to protect your| lives and your property while l you stayed at home and made money. Some ol those boys will never coir.' bark—some of our own boys, wt i! e others . have or will i j come back maimed for life. And now you with your tons of thous and i who ought to ho buying SI,OOO bonds, are lying down and i refuse to loan your money at a| good rate of interest to the gov-' ernment. The boy who failed to respond to the call to put Up his life Was ] branded a deserter, court inar tii t.'. ami sent to prison or shot;! I hut you refuse to respond to the I call to put up j our moll -y—at a : good rate of interest —and go I Scott free. 1 Men or Baca county—you with your tens of thousands, show I your appreciation of what these i boys have put up for you—by j each of you buying a si ,000 bond, 1 jar.d thank God it wasn’t a bullet' you were called upon to face. I Is your dollar more sacred than j ! that boy’s life? Do you want to' jhe published as a slacker—a de Iserter? Would you enjoy being j court martialed, thrown into j prison, or stood up against p. wall : and shot? I Where is that boasted 100 per i cent patriotism? Come un now ! anil prove vour wop's—or take : down that boasted 100 per cent j sign. | Buy a SI,OOO pond today—and | tuus save your name. ’» - U. S. Wanting to Clear the Records. ItMrrsoojkKWoilt'a great many boys as slackers who were in the service of the govern ment at the time of the draft call If you know any of the ! following of Baca county and know them not to bj slackers, please to report at once to the war department or to the Herald office, that the records may be straightened up. Order No.' Name 132 Win. P Lofton 311 John Edward Dunn 4C8 Otto R. Wallace 5cl Kuaseil Blaine Ridenhour 1133 Herbert H. Walker J155 Wra. I. Bolinger T. A. Bamber, Maxey, $1.50 and the 5 gratis. Edler F. R. Bosley spent the day Sunday with Roy Bosley’s. Mathews’, t’raft’s aud Cal houn’s visited at Chas. Bosley’s Sunday. Dave Zeigler’s are slowly im proving from a siege of the Hue. It has been announced that Frank Neal of Sandy Soil will preach for us at Lake View next Sunday, May 4th. Everybody invited. Would be pleased to have a larger attendance at Sun day school also. Chas. Collier and H. E. Bosley made a business trip to Estelene Friday. Chas. Bosley hel-.ed Chas. Col lier build fence Saturday. Whe at is looking line, and stiil ( it rains. Hurrah for a big . crop this.year. , Sandwell Mrs. Trent’s baby has been quite sick, having to take it to Springfield to the doctor Sunday The death of Mrs. George Johnson was a surprise to our neighbors. The bereft ones have the sympathy of the entire community. Another nice rain this week. Harry McMillian is breaking sod, getting ready to farm on a larger scale. Grover Kps tor’s baby is worse again. Miss Helen McGurk has re turned home after spending a few months with her parents in' Eva Mah-in has been quite sick this week, but a little better at this writing. Miss Bryan, our teacher, was lon the sick list a few days this I week. Rodley Mr. anil Mrs. H. A. Butler and Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Philbrick speut Sunday at the home of S. '■ W. Mellot's. Mrs. Eli C. Smith was trading in Rodiey the 21. Mr. and Mx-s. B. Li. Boydsteen spent Sunday at the home ot It. | C. Philbrink. 1 Elmer Terry and wife went i through Rodiey on their motor ' cycle the 21. j Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Young ...pent Sunday aud Sunday night I with their daughter, Mrs. Pearl l Barger. F. M. Jenkins and family have moved onto their farm a mile west of Rodiey. Tne K. W. Baker family spent ! Sunday and Sunday night at the ! home of her father, F. M. Jen | kins. | Everyone is getting ready to farm in this vicinity. Foster Elliott was trading in Rodiey this week. sr-as-M Grand View Auba McClendon took a load of corn to Elkhart for Bennie Jones Wednesday. Lathe Jackson and wife have moved out to their claim. Mrs. Bel! of Oklahoma is visit -1 ing her sister, Mrs. Ammerman. D. Dunivan is having a well put down. Jim Newton had the honor of a surprise party Wednesday evening, which was well attend ed. Fruit and cake were served, and ail report a good time. ‘Dad Hankins bought a couple of yearlingfillies nr the Frazier sale Thursday. Jeff Davis started for Erick, Okia., Thursday taking Seth Brown’s team and wagon, Setn having gone on a few- weeks ago. Oral Hankins made a trip to Elkhart the last of the week, bringing out oil for Stewart and Hull. Pride The W inegarner school closed Friday evening with a program and pie supper. The pies and cake brought $32.50. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Haden are the proud parents of a girl, born Apr. 14th. Several from this vicinity at tended the services at Mt Carmel Sunday. The Pride school is going to have a picnic at the Burris ranch April 25th. . Sam Browning helped Wertz drive a herd of cattle to Elkhart the first of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wells, for merly of this place, have a new girl at their home. Miss Wanda Bryant returned to tier humc near Stonington Saturday Breezy Ridge Mr. John Declerk gypped Mrs : 0. F. Stout’s cellar last Mouday, which makes a siorm cave aud cellar. Jim Potter aud sister Rilla came out to their claim last week 1 and stopped over and visited at the Michael ranch. Barry Knox is getting ready to cement his house and b_iid his dog house, as he wants to get the cook out in a few days. She is visiting in Kansas, Mrs. C. F. Stout spent Muuday at tlie Michael ranch. Mr. and Mrs, Lilly of Pratt, Kans., are visiting their daugh ter and family, Mrs. Tom Nell. Quite a sad affair occured in this neighborhood when Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer and wife both pass ed away last Friday with (he flue-1 Beth of them were well respect ed, and they will be greatly missed in this neighborhood. Their bodies were taken to For gao for burial They leave an invalid child, parents on both sides, slaters and brothers, who were with them to the last, and a host of friends to mourn their untimely death. This neighbor hood gives the baby and relatives our sympatiiy. Mr. Charles williams was on the sick list last week. Paul Fisher aud family move 1 1 ulyeess, Kansas this we k. Mr, Robbii s sale was well at tended, and things sold well. John Offer was calling in this m ighborhuod Suuday. Maverick More rain. Mrs. George Roberts lias mov back to the farm. Most everybody plowing sod. Wee.den has a buncti of cattle from the river to summer here. The pie supper at the stone school house, north of the coun ty line, was an all-night affair. Proceeds $33.5Q to be'used to buy seats. Dave Weeden is going to the oil fields of Oklahoma for the s . mmer. Lancaster uses lots of grocer ies—at least he goes to the store olten. The people of the vicinity of M ixey organized a wellfare asso ciation and will build a comraum ity building at or near the ceme tery. Henry Tneis, (Dutch Her.ry) passed this way vik Prairie schooner—from eastern Kansas to his ranch on upper Butte creek. He says such wheat as Kansas has was never seen be fore. Hank Nickum and J. A. Brit tenham of Ashland, Kans., and Bent county Colo., visited at Me- Endree’s last week. EM. Deal called at Lancaster's (new well) one day this week. No attractions like good water. Rodley Lacy Luar and father were trading in Rodley the 28th. Everet is building on his home stead southeast of Rodley, where he expects to make his home in the near future. We were shocked to hear of the death of Bessie Johnson Saturday morning. She was the wife of George Johnaon near Campo. She leaves an infant only five days old and five other children. We were also sorrv to hear of the death of Mrs. Field, aged mother ot Mrs. Cashier. Mr. J K. Hayter of C. I. was i rading in Rodiey one day this week. John Mock and wiie of Engle wood, Kans.,visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Macy a few days this week. Noble Butler spent a few days at the home of H. T Powell of Campo last week. Lake View m-m-m Well, we got our threshing done in this neighborhood at last. E. E. Bussard went to Spring field today to get casing and a windmill for his well. Karl Karrell bought O. H Smith’s ear this week. Walking is pretty slow, 0. H. Mathew and Rift went to Elk hart with grain this week, - Rov Bußley did not get much water this time, it being the third hole he put down. Henry Couthrin went to Ken ton with a loaf, of maize this week. Kenton lias Lamar beat for price. Diamond Ridge We are having fine weather, and farming is the order of the day. C. I. and Cora Wray are the proud parents of a nine-pound b <y. Came the 12. Mother and babe getting along nicely. J. H. Benson aud family, Mrs. George Nelson and son, Florence Cook, J. D. Wray, and family and Amos Hufford took Sunday dinner at J. D. Wray’s Sunday. Mrs. A. S, Hufford has been helping to take care of her daugh ter, Mrs. Cora Wray, C. 1. made a trip to Elkhart $1.50 Per Year. Thursday, returning Friday. Mrs. Jim Walker and daughter Let ha and babe called on Mrs. C. 1 1. Wray Saturday. Threshidg is not done yet in this neck of the woods. There was a quiet wedding at C. D. Wray’s the night of the 15th, the couple being John Huf ford and Minnie Pridemore. Af ter they returned home the char* ivari party entertained them. Mustang I Bun Price had returned from j Kansas Citiy, where he has been I attending a tractor school, i Ml*. Thiebolt's family and | Luther YValker have recovered | from a siege of the Hue. Miss Holliduy took care of them dur ing their illness. Messrs. Cummings and King motored to Springtield on Wed nesday. Mrs. Stanley has gone to Woodward. Okia., to visit rela tives and friends. Lee Pritchard made a business trip to Las Animas last week. Fred Fliebelt returned from France after seeing service at the front. West Flats This community was shocked by the death of Mr. and Mrs. Olen Shaffer, caused by the flue. They leave an invalid daughter that is being cared for by her grandparents. The bodies were taken to Forgan, Okla., for bu rial. This community extends sincere sympathy to friends and relatives, Roy Campbell, who has been very sick with flue, is mending rapidly now. A big ten pound baby boy ar rived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 10 1 ile Evans Friday, Apr. 25. Mother and baby doing nicely, ' Ike A bbotr 'lost"*a '' valuable horse Saturday night. Millard Shaffer has been here from Towanda, Kans., to help care for t.is brother. ZION Haive Kidder and Frank Glen started to Lamar with broom corn and got ar fur ns Spring field, when it began to storm and they came buck home That is some rain that we are having now, isn’t it? Mr. Robbins is well pleased with the results of his sale. He had a good crowd and every tl mg sold well. Miss Laura Simpson has bee i helping take care of Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer, who died last week of flue, E- W. Simpson and J. Boyd made a trip to the cedars last week. Mr. Eskew attended the Zion Sunduy school today aud gave us a good talk after Sunday school. W. L. Roekhill Sold a cow at Robbie’s sale. L. C. Thompson sold a fine beef to the Springfield meat mar ket this week —$70.20. Roy Davise got home from Kansas this week. Mrs. La Rue., who has been quite sick, wc,s at church today. Well! We would oiak ai ■!> now if it would quit raining Graft Dan Buskirk is home from training camp. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Jesser are the proud parents of a big girl. Roy Bryant has gone to Lamitr for freight for the Graft store. Emery Hill and Mr. Cory are repairing fence for John Dean.. Millard Schaffer has returiped to be with his brother Oiin while he is sick. Big Flat An easter dinner held at the school house was enjoyed by "all present. No fow crops planted yet. Westmoreland’s visited at Con ard’s Easter. Too cold for any crops. A tine dinner was given at Sco bee’s last Sunday.