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VOL. XXXM. No. 28 Keep your moisture blanketed I —all the time. Dry (arming and weed kas farming are closely akin. Saturday was another big day to the credit of Springfield. | When in town, drop in and , •ay “hello,” and may be you can , give us a bit of news. School election this year comes' on the first day of May—two | weeks from next Monday. In the language of Cleveland. 1 President Harding has congress . “on his hands’’ this week. If you haven’t blanketed that moisture, do it now —may m kel the difference of a crop or no) crip. During the past ten years France has lost nearly six pc.- cent in population —poor breed ing qualities and war. A great deal has been said and written about dry farming, bu' you won't miss it much if— you'll not let a weed grow. According to present informa tion It has been definitely decid ed by the government to make peace with Germany by resolu tlon. Marion Alonzo Friend, of the "In Kingdom Come” story, makes hiß last jump this week, and next week will conclude the # t°ry. _______ The bill fbr the repeal of the primary law failed to pass tin legislators. We did not favor n repeal, but do favor some import ant changes, Tne Great Southwest fair for this year it scheduled for Sept. 11, 12. 18. 14,_at Dodge City, the fair thus.opening oii-sllnday and olesißß on Wednesday. An American was last week carved up by three Mexidans in Sonora, Mex. Nothing strange about that, but why in hen are n't the g. o. p’s marching ou to Mexico City.’ Thoee mail robberies that are netting the robbers tens of thou sands and hundreds of thou sands would seem to indicate samething lacking some where in mail protection. Colorado in 1890 had a popula tion of something above 34,000, and Denver was then about what Springfield is now. At present Colorado has about 1,000 o<>o, and D ;nver over 250,000. President Harding delivered his massage in person to con gre'jß Tuesday. As Wilson Started this personal message business, it’s a wonder Harding gould have had theheart to doit. Joshua Sykes, while on his way to prison had a vision that Pueblo is to bo the Hcly City spoken of in Scripture, J which prompts us to say there will have to be a devil of change in that city first. A news item says- Shoup is satisfied with the legislature’s grist, as the only thing the leg islature turned out was expens es for the state, our proclama tion governor seems to be durn ed essiiv satisfied. A news dispatch informs us that a bottle of hooch in a po liceman’s pocket in open court exploded, causing everybody to run for their lives Just supkisp the policeman had drank that hooch before it oxploded. Here are cattle prices for the years ending with February for 1018,1010, 1920, and 1921: $12.15, $15.80, $12.00. $8 85. Hogs for the same years were: $10.95, $17.05, $14.30, $925 Sheep were sl2 50. $ll.BO. *13.25. By reason of nonpartisanisir.. North Dakota has been in the world’s focus for four years, and South Dakota, having passed the •O-called Sunday blue laws, will be tbs next in the limo light-red hot friends and bitter enemies. UNWELCOME GUESTS Charles IJ. Young and Willard Centlllvre present nn unwelcome problem to Washington health author ities. They are lepers; both came from other parts of the nation, yet neither cun be ejected from the Dis trict of Columbia. For safety's sake thoy have been confined In quarantine and spend a life of ease at the na tion's expense. The records show that less cattle and hogs were marketed for the year preceeding Mar. 1 than for the year ending first ol March last year, and for that year lets than the year before, while with sheep it was the oth er way both years. A jury in the trial of a Geor gia plantation man for the ki'l ing of eleven negroes to prevent them from testying against him, recommended "mercy.” If mer cy should be shown for killing eleven, shou'd there be extended a vote of thanks where only one life is sniffed r ut’ Baca county in 1890 had about 1,50<X people The next year the population was reduced to about 700, where it remain’d about fif teen years. From 1905 to 1910 it jumped to 2.500. and from 1910 to 1920 to near 9,000, giving us about three and one-half people to the square mile at the present time. One of the bills of question able propriety that passed the legislature fixes the minium wage of teachers at $75 per month. As living and ciothing are down about 50 per cent, it is questionable whether teachers’ salaries should be sent up. In stead of increasing the wage, we believe it would have been better to have lengthened the terms. The joke is sure on the great and good government of the United States. The soviet gov eminent of Russia has issued a decree or order ordering that none of Uncle Sam’s tribe be per mitted to cross the borders into j Russia after the 20th inst, The joke might have been modified some by adding—“unless show ingsignsof having been dipped.” The book of Ex Secretary of State Lansing we opine will have a discouraging sale. As nearly a9 can be made nut from his writing, his grievance is that Wilson didn’t subordinate his own views to those of bis secre tary of state. Our idea is that Lansing would better have stay ed out of the book business, as nobody is interested in a grouch. If all the people of any com munity would be thrifty in the right way, hard times couldn’t last over night, says a valued exchange. Pshaw! Since prices broke last summer, Mr. Farmer 'and about everybody else has bought grub and clothes—and durned little of that. Good times and hard tinier isn’t a matter of buying and selling, but of vol ume of money in circulation. Mrs. Sullens, wife of Rev. Snl lens.ishere visiting her si-ter i Rev. and Mrs. Holmes of this city. i What we are all wanting—that there something what makes the mare go, SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, COLORADO, FRIDAY, APR. 15, 1921 YOU HAVEN’T SEEN COLORADO UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN BACA COUNTY Sunday night the sheriff and deputy raided a still in the base ment of the Arthur Smart resi dence north of town, and captur ed the outfit and mash and booze and took tfcb Stuff to town, aloi g with Art Smart and Doe Hart, who apparently owned and were operating the still. They gave bonds the next morning for their appearance in court on the 23rd inst. Here is what Billy Adame, one of the senators on the job, has to say of tlie legislature: In the opinion of the democrats this has been a wonderful session. It is undoubtedly true that we could not have done half so much for the cause of democracy as the republicans have done for u 9. They have added greatly to the burdens of taxation; they have created more jobs titan any legislature has ever created in one session; they have increased more Ealariis than any other leg islature ever has done; they have fail d to add one piece of really constructive legislation to the state's assets. We feel that the twenty-third general assembly has paved the way to a tremen dous democratic victory in 1922. The Club Meet Promptly at 8:00 p. m. Chair man Thompson struck the d -k a mighty blow with the gavel, and upon quiet being restored an nounced that the first on the program would be a short musi cal entertainment by the Home String orchestra. The little band entertained the club about twenty minutes, and at each round was heartily cheer ed by the appreciative audience. The chairman then, in the name of the club, thanked the hand t‘oi the entertainment, and ask ed them to favor the club at some other time. In the short talks that followed the subject of cleaning up and cleaning up and painting up was gone over, and further considera tion given to a tourist camp ground on Cat creek near the south bridge. The committee on camp grounds was authoriz 'd to look further into tile matter and complete arrangements. The problem of some kind of a fair was then considered, and voted to have some kind of sire't fair, purely agricultural, using either the new or the old school building for displays. A com mittee consisting of K. H. Hobbs, Fiank Maxwell, and Will Stew art was appointed to look after details and pesaibilities. The chairman thought that a purely business fair wouldn't bring out the crowds, and hence voted that some kind of enter tainment should be put on, some thought a tent show or some thing like that, The time of the fair, and whether one or more days was not taken up. It being a street fair, of course what premiums were paid would have to be by donations. The committee on the Baca county booklet reported that diffeiert towns would give brief write-ups of iheir communities, that photos of views were being secured for cuts to go in the book. Adjourned to next regular meeting- Interstate Commission Asks Loan to Byers In case Byers get 9 this money it will enable him to use other funds on the Liberal to Spring field road. The following in ref erence to it is a dispatch from Pratt, Fans., to the Kansas City Journal: Pratt, ICas , March 31 -The Kansas public utilities cummis sion in a decision handed down here tonight agreed to recorn i _________ ; mend to the interstate ooinmerce| commission that a lnanof $450,000 1 be made to the Wichita and I Northwestern railroad by the I commission. The utilities commission also granted the road permission to increase its arbitral'.' rate 5 cents, making it conform with the in terstate rates. President Byers of the road said teat tne holders of notes who have brought c foreclosure suit in the federal Court will with draw the suit if the government will make a loan for which he | has applied. The loan was to be granted on coi ’ilion that the I state com misspell approve the; loan, also increase the rates.— Kansac City Journal. The Railroad Outlook S E Wilson of Richfield, close ly com ' ft, J w,.h Byeis in his railroa i pruj:cts, was in Spring- Held Tuesday and dropped in to talk matters over on the rtilroad outlook. Mr. Wilson feel'. and we think righfully, that Air. Byers will want to get fu . ther along at the other end of the line before he ni'l be in position to make a prop osition to Baca county. Just how soon that wifi be couldn’t at this time be deter mintd, but all the way from a few weeks to possibly as many months. We all know what the break in the money market has done for all public promotion enter prises. That Byers lias kept pounding away certainly thoWs a determination that is not only commendable, but that augers well for the final success of this much needed rc . Mr. Wilson thinks the outlook is very good for final success, and is certain that every obstacle will be overcome and the line built into and through Baca county, but jest how soon of course no mortal at present can tell. There has been some specula tion as to the objective point of the line: hut Mr. Byers’ first choice is Trinidad, and Mr. Wil son says that when he is ready to make Baca county a proposi tion it will be to go e!»ar through the c tintr, which u think would be 'lie light tiling. Mr. Wilson is sure Mr. Byers' will get thp money nn the Wich ita & Northwestern, spoken of j elsewhere, and when that is set-' tied Mr. Wilson will at onco ad-1 vise the Democrat-Herald as to I efforts that should be made over this way. When things are lined up the editor and Mr. Wilson are going over the line from Liberal tc Forgan and we will then have something more definite as to the outloou, and particularly ns to the steps that should here be taken to bring the roud through Baca county. PEOPLE OF OUR TOWN This Poor Burdock Is all Worked Up. for there’s a Stronger in town and he doesn't Know her Name, nor Where she's From, nor Why she Came, nor How Long she's Going to Stay, nml tho Suspense Is Killing Him. The Only Explanation for the Volunteer Detec tive Is that he Must have been dropped on hit Bean when a Babe. OF OUR COUNTRY EDITORS A Few Suggestions. Be car.Tul with proper names- Notice every body—Omit ‘Mr." when the Riven nnmu or Ini tials are utc-i—spell duys of week in full-Can abbreviate titles before names, elm*wise spell in full-Abbreviate the state when postollco or county is Riven, eUewise spall in full—" And." not. "&. " Observe this strictly Mail letters Saturday when possible. Monday will do. Tues day has u chance, Wednesday too Into. Stonington Miss Ola Brill is on ihe sick liet. Bertie Swaggerty is tak ing her place at the bank A telegram was received by Jay Waldren that his wife was very ill with pneumonia. S.ie is in Missouri with her mother. Jay left the same day to go to ! her, ' The Robbins saie was well at tended, stock bringing a fmr price. One cow brought slOl. Milk cows are the farmers, i stand-by and ought to be kept on every farm. One of Air. Bell’s little boys got knocked down by an auto mobille last Friday, cutting his face and bruising him some. Air. Cockrum of Johnson City has brought Art Ross’ building, and will move his family here soon- Literary closed! Friday night, with a program and debate. Th subject :J: debate was, Resolved that all foreign immigration be prohibited from the U. S. The affirmative won. Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Godfrey. Alarch 31st, a boy. School will close next Friday with a basket dinner. Two or three other schools are expected to join us in a spelling contest, and so forth. An entertainmeni will be given in the evening by the school. Alt. and Mrs. Hen son have labored faithfully with the children this winter, and school ha 3 been a success. A note of thanks should be given hem by the patrons of the | school. There was a base-ball game in town Saturday between Konantz and Stonington. Konantz won the game, S, L. Thompson remedied his garage office this week. Graft Leo H, Hutchinson has finish ed his new heme moved in last week, Airs. Jennie Scarbrough and . daughter have returned to her: farm after two years absence. | They plan to make their home here. The county grader is at work j on the Graft-Las Animas roau near here. Delbert Pribble and family! took dinner at Geo. Malone’s Sunday. Vilas Mrs. Greer.ley of Big Flat is staying with Grandma Conner. Mr. und Mrs. Rliae Lackey were callers at Vilas Sunday af ternoon. C. E and H. Y. Robb were business visitors at Rex for d's Friday afternoon. I. F. Thorn is preparing his, ground for spring crops, Fred Willis has been on the I sick list the past week. Clarence Conner made a trip to Springfield with produce Sat turday. Henry Blanchat, Charley Greenstroet and Air. Royster are working on Wheeler’s new residence. Here’s another way of putting it: If everybody was attending strictly to his own business, what a monotonous world this would be. North Flats Fred Chat ham is moving U his place again, D. M. Chen< weth having sold his ranch tc Mr. Gold. A nephew of Mr. Gold’s will move onto the D. M. Chenowetl place. There were eight girls and six boys buplized at the water hole north ot Mr. Hills last Sunday. Mrs. Dunn will be buck on the Hats now, as her school was ou lasi Friday. Mr. Elrod called at Bickford’* and Chatham’s last Thursday. Mr. Dan’s left last Monday for their home at E"*rpris.. Kans. Mr. Riggs received w..ul this week that his father is ver\ sick, and intends to go to set him. Mrs. Stainaker has more itil 'chickens than anyone els on the Hats. Eureka Hurve Bewley and Claudi Can ton have gone to Lamar ft> i In:uher for Wheeler. | There will be a pr« gram . I tht Eureka school house 'he las day of school. Ben Lepol and wife are the proud parents of a ten j iund boy. Quite a number in this n igh borhood are setting out straw berry plan’s. Lewis Eaton is on the sick list —Lagrippe. Maverick Getting a little dry in this part. Mr. Hurst of Granby, Mo, ar rived last week and is at homt on the farm he purchased of R. B. Moore last Nov< mber. Most of the farmers have sown some barley and spring wheat. Fall-planted wheat is in fair condition. Most of the ground intend* d | for spring crops has been blan > listed or disked. Patrons of the Ivlaxey scln <1 and others throughout the dis trict arrived at the school about noon Friday with well li i-o bas kets. You know the rest May Thompson and Ben Rey nolds went to Limar Friday to get their sisters. J. L. Clements, a prominent resident of Joycoy, was in town the first of the week. Richards Literary at Prairie Dell last Thursday night was well attend ed, and adjourned till the first Friday in November. E mer Mills of Oklahoma is visiting old aquaintances in this neighborhood at this present writing. W. D. and D. N. Dumnan went I to Elkhart Friday with two loads , lon maize, returning Saturday. ! Maize 50 cents per hundred.' [ How much longer will the farm er have to raise grain for this 7 i | Wait till the N. P. L. get in of j lice? ! Osa Hess’s baby is very sick at this writing. Sherman boys returned from j Elkhart Friday. Win. Sutton went to Spring field Tuesday on business, re turning Saturday. S. E. Dunivan went to Elkhart j on business Monday. Among those who attended* the dance at Chas. Sit ton’s w6re: Lenard Williamson, Elmer Mills, ! OU Perkins, Bill, Wait, Dm and j Leona Dunivan, and Joe Hankins. Did they know it? Who know it? The city fa*hors and fore father-. Know what? Know I that or.eof the corners ol Eighth | and Main is being usid as r. j dumping ground for tin cans. What about it? Nothing. We just wondered, that was all. N. K. Bickford, Baca county’s land, loan and insurance man, was at Colorado Springs on the bill and 9th on business. 51.50 Per Year. Oklarado Lee Oyler and family returned Saturday after spending the winter in Virginia. Mrs. VV. H. Chapman will leave Tuesday for an extended visit in Missouri with her daughters at Excelsior Springs and Milan. A. H. Cramer has friends from Kansas visiting them. Walter Rhodes was in Spring field Friday on business. Gertrude Gibbons visited here last week. Mrs. Geo Oyler has gone to Wichita to visit her son. Will be gone a c iuple of weeks. O. D. Felts has gone to La Junta with corn, and will bring back a load of lumber. Deacon Pane made a Hying trip to Springfield last week. Farmois are all busy listing tor spring crops. Most of the w!i' at is looking good. Mt. Carmel Tne revival meeting, conduct ed by the Rev. W. A. Pipkin at id the I, closed Sunday. A program will be given by the Murry school at the school house Friday night, Apr. 8. Also a pie supper for the pur ch ising of some athletic materi al. Gny Timmons left Saturday for the oil fields of Burbumen, 'IVx., where he expects to work for a while. Mr. Hawkins has been mov ing to Chas. Libech’s place this week. By some unknown rea son, the barn was caught on | fire, burning to the ground in less than 10 minutes. Three horses and one colt perished in the lliints; also a large stack of cane was burned. Sorry to hear 1 of the loss. T. L>. l.itke and Mr. and Mrs. njy Steen accompanied Mrs. Roy Steen to Campo Wednesday when she returned to her home in Lamar. The pastor, lola Steen, will leave lor Haviiand, Runs , . here she will attend Pastor's Alliai.ee. Joycoy So we haven’t needed those straw hats and sun bonnets so bad after all. L. W. Biixzard and T. O. Swan ner are breaking out the west j end of section 8. Another big wheat field. Garvin Hatfield is working over near Elkhart now. Mrs. Mary Raymond is stay ing with Mrs. Sam J ..i of R<g nier. Mr. Jordan of Flues came back to finish Will Allphin’s well and i found that the bit of ihe outfit was missing. T. 0. Swanner branded and j dehorned Monday. Robert i Sw,inner, Frank Heltcn and Cleo Black of Clyde assisted him. Tney handled Go head. Mi*, and Mrs. Ward Brown and Geo. Raymond Sundayed at Blizzard’s. Reuben S wanner was able Sat 'u-day to accompany Will Homer to the Collins home for Sunday dinner, returning from there to Spi ingfield. Prof. Finley was out calling on patrons Friday evening. * Mrs. Swanner reports that she has a yery in foresting bunch of boys and girls at Prairie View and enjoys teaching there very much. Bro, Chas. Fosnight preached Sunday morning and night. We thought Sunday night’s message one of the best ever given in our midst. Everybody i s cordially invited to all services. Sunday school at 10 ... m. Young Peo ple’s meeting Sunday night*. Prayer meeting on Wednesday nights. Bro. Pnsuigl.it is with us or. the *eco u ami R.urth Sun days of every mouth. Richard Buiks near the west county was in town the first of the week. Mr. Burns .say sbe sells his grain in pork and cream. Had a woulnderf ci*"|j last v* aj\ but will feed in .ill up. that’s the right caper.