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VOL. XXXIV. No. 6 The commissioners in session this week. , Do yon think "it*s time to cill| • hell?’* If you do, write end * tell us. __ By s ploclamstion of the pres ident. Armistice day is now en rolled as a legal holiday. Farmers are new busy hsuliog their crops to market, several loads passing through Spring field daily for Lamar. The Red Cross roll will begin Armistice day and end Thanks giving day. Baca county ought to be at the hand of that list. The Denver Democrat is busy with a roster of candidates for next year’s races; and we have-, n’t seen a domed mention of .1. P, Collins. That 18 months for s year and a White Flense lamp burner thrown in will be good till we get uo to the 1.000 mark—when it will be called off, and not likely to ever be renewed. Sender in now. "Business ia on steady climb back to normal, investigator* And.’’--Headline in Met. Daily. And wondering how much fur ther back we still have to go—to get the full benefit of tho ‘‘nor malcy’’ buainess. ~ $P HMiniiiiinmmniiiinmianiwniinuHfliiniuiniHHtHwimi Will Pay Your Subscription Months 18 Ahead | AND GET YOU WHITE - FLAME LAMP BURNER Retails 50 Cents iHiiuiitiiiiHiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiHiiMigmimiHniimii Call and get burner or send 5 cts. extra g ?o r d Baca County Only quality Price Servic Truax Mercantile Company Dry Goods Groceries Shoes, Hats Notions Highest Market Price Paid for Poultry s Eggs Our Mofto Your Money’s Worth or Your Money Back Springfield Colorado Sines for a long tints wa have been drilled in it and gotten used I to it, what do we care if ths V atate tax** are boosted a few notchee higher? Haven’t we got Shoup and Harding—and th* hull durned normalcy adminis tration—for our money? ] The president of the World War Veterans in an armistice day proclamation deplores the feet that three years after the war ii over men should be held ir. prison for an exprsaaion of tbeir opinions against the war, and aske for their release. The Great Southwest News of the Bth Inat came out with a spe cial edition in celebration of it* first natal day. The Southwest ' Sews, is a credit to southeastern Colorado, and this special edi tion was er.ceptionallv good. Keep ’er moving, Bro. Betts. What shall it profit a family if the father lose hie appetite for strong drink and acquire a love for golf?-Greeley News. If » good player, it might be inter ested in watching him play golf, but it would hardly be interested in watching him shake dice for strong drink —particularly when the dice and the man were both loaded—do you think? SPRINGFIELD, BACA COUNTY, COLORADO, FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 1921 YOU HAVENT SEEN COLORADO UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN BACA COUNTY We were opposed to the emer geney tariff, but we now realize what a good tiling It has been, for, had it failed of passage, n. doubt the farmers would have had to pay out last years’ profits to have gotten the brokers to tike this year's crops off their hands. Broomcorn Report A circular letter recently sunt eut by thn department of agri culture has the following: With the Elk City bioomcirn district practically aleaned up, the Lawton-Lookebsr Carnegie sections marketed and the Bw ville and Rio Grande districts out of the farmers’ hands, buyers have worked west. The demand for broomcorn has continued strong and as a result the entire hrmmcorn pro dueing sec'iins yet hat ing avail able brush have been covered. No one place appears now to be the center of activity, the buying being as free ia Colorado vs in western Oklihntna. In fact the high quality of much of th* western brush has invited much competition even to the, point of buying in the rick. At no place is corn being deliv ered on the streets, and at very few point! is corn being sbr< I. From 60 to 80% i* estimated to have moved from various points over the northwestern 1 territory. Declined With Thanks Something like half a dozen ed itors of this great and illustri ous state are declining with mingled feelings of sorrow and expressions of thanks and re gretsthe nomination (or govern or of the said great common wealth — [ And Baca county .vet to he : : eard from. Wonder if we’d better join in and make it unani mous. Where is the Husotnn commer cial club? That question has been asked ns many timer of Ist*. —Hugoton Hermes. Prob ably cavorting with the Spring field commercial club in some 3e questered nook or corner, safi from molestation or dUeoveiy by the curious and meddlesome. It Is Time To Call a Halt ’ The publication of the dolin . quent tax list last week brings us back to the warning the Democrat-Herald sounded more than two years ago - that Baca county was moving towards an unbearable condition, and it was time for a slowing up. One thing that has added mu-j terially to the overloading hits - been in doing things half, and | tl.en having themjto do over j > sometimes twice, gnd sometimes thrice or more. However, it haa been all along . the line, from atate government down to<f d'Tnvd much liberal ity with the people's money. And now again iwe want to , sound a warning [hers mnst be :i slowing il iv.-n —all along the line— n- boosting of business and less of taxes. , Several years ago, when the , question of v bat to do with the , old debt hanging over the coun ty was up, it was kald—"pass it along to the mar settlement I when there wifi !be more tax , pavers Anri beuee less taxes to the man to pay it off.” And here’s the contrast: At that time taxes on quuarter of land ran from (2 00 to $5 00 and 16 00, and proportionally on oth -1 er property. Now, the taxes run I from five to ten times that amount on bind, snd -rm-tior ally on other property. We are not going at this time to discuss whv things are, or II what is being done with the money. What we have is a condition and not a theory. Th* delin quent tax list is. .eared appall | ingly in front of us and il a signal to rut. on the brakes in . the town, in the country and in . the state. During the npxt five years , there must be leßs liberality and lavishness of county moneys, ex . penscs must be cut to the bone, i and taxes brought down to the possibility of pnyrnaot. “What does it profit a man if lie gains the whole —M and loses bis ■wo s ml?” n;.J what has it profited the countv this wear to pile un taxes b"vnnd the possibility of the people's capac ity to pnv? Let there now be an end to lavisli expenditures snd reckless driving It’ii linn- to rightnbrut and to slow down if we would stppr clear of the breakers on | ahead. In other words — It is time to call a halt, I The Stonington Raid Sroningtnn made a raid on : Springfield Monday—wanting to get an ncknnwladgement that said Stonington is the Mrst and the bast In the hull durned coun try. Following is a list of the war riors—so far as we were able to make out —bifore th* heavy ord nance could ha wheeled up, and after the smoke of battle hßd lifted: Louis Curtis and wife, R. H. Robbias, A. M. Spangler and wife. F. M Jeffrie*. Frank Me- Gown, Sam Dean, L Whitehead and H. K. Ellis. *> Besides wanting said ackauwl iedgement aforesaid, they were | wanting a devision of th* dis J trict in which they (eome #f them) live, and also cer tain business matters adjusted to their liking. i Come again, gentlemen, when vou oan stay longer and can spend more money with us. FOR KILLING MULE L. T. Brennan last week hud Otia Whit* arrested on charge of killing a mule of hit. Jury cat* in county court. Verdict for Brannon for $210.00. Clrim ed to be accidental and case ap pealed to district eouit. With Our Correspondents The Bovine. IFOR Our Only.). Tlie chi if distinction between man and other proilitory animal" ia the ability of uian to reason: but that doesn’t mean that other anii.rtls are entirely wanting in this attribute. oir purpose of the c.ow story I last week and the steer story this week was and is to ill ns ‘.rat t the use of this faculty in f ime of the stupidest of our domestic animals. ! Gtod stories are frequently | told illustrative of the intelii j gence of the donor horse, but, who has ever heard anything, vug festive of the com mu i h >rs? sen e of the cow orateer? And vet, no dost or liorse ever i did better reasoning than old 1 Lill did when she waited till ev erybody was in bed and asleep, then jumped out. and after rat ing the neighbor's Harden sass, jumped back in again. The kind of reasoning she must h ive done was that -if she were f mod insido of that cow lot every morning she would bsj free from suspicion. In other j words, she was arranging an alibi. The steer story we are about to rnl&te i* another case of an ani mal putting two und two together and getting four out of it. We all kcow(soine of us by I expeiiency) how a boy will some I t'mes plan and scheme to get cut of work—particularly when a , small, still voice is sailing to him to hunt, fish or swim. The first year 'ha chronicler of these eotes rolled up his s'eevt-Sj and went out to fight the world, | he took unto himself three yoke of cattle and a breaking plow. W.i had two Irishmen among those steers called Pat and Mike, two natives called Buck and Ber ry, and two Arkansawyers, name dona forgotten Pat ia the one we nre going to bring before the forum of pub- I lie optnion, He and his part ner in iniquity, Mike, were of the Texas varity, horns not par ticularly long, but built on the j Texas order. I Through the pasture in which Pat and Mike used to brows and chew cud—same like girls chew ! gum, coorstd a creek, with some timber on either aide along its borri-r; and generally one or the] other of these wild • eyed Texans would hide along this creek in the good old morning time when wanted to enlist for the day's services at prairie breaking and fighting flies, Pat and Mike ndarstood that whan one of them was hid away the others would be immune un til said one was found, so they i e: tered into • conspiracy owe! with the other to take it turn! about in the hide and-seek game, ! with Buck and Berry sometimes acco*so' in either before or after the fact, After a time these marplots' learned that to hide the I main creek lasted leng enough ouly for the boss to ride the ] length of the creek across the | pasture, and that didn’t give them the necessary relaxation i they were wanting from labor] and the emolument! appertain ed Elsewhere. I Coming Plays at Lyric Saturday night, Nov I*J <\.n stanc* Talinadae in “The Git I r.f TimbtrcUim.” northwestern 1 reel comedy cartoon-*. Wp or dered this picture especially for Miss Hope Brown. Tuesdny, Nov. 15. “Sudden Jim*' —comedy <!rn ma, with Chas. Ray. 1 reol c»m edy. Thursday, Nov. 17. Owen Moore in “Sooner or Later.” Saturday, Nov. li*. The rrn ha moment of the L ri- Theatre have ordered a un especially for the mayor of •Springtield, Dr. Culp, liken c n edy, so they have chosen it pic ture that appeals to him Husbands and Calico Wiv* s ' six reel comedy drama ph\e ! y Iloune Plois, a popular alar V r»#el comedy that Dr. Culp w. n s lOateis “Bringing up Fall.- fo that will also be seen nt the Lyric. SHOOTING SCRAPE J. P. Arndt of Eagle Cenur lasi we.ik had Joe Pcttu* ol I aim * neighborhood haled befuv Judge Dickey on charge of shooting to hill with Lhot y uo, some of the shot taking !u»c: in ' his arms and legs. Trouble wa* j ; ver a boar ' *onnd ovev. Smart Convicted Hart Acquitted. In the Perioral Court at Puib o held the first of the we 2k Arthur Smart was convicted —on the charge of booze making. The case of Doc Hart was tl.ro.vii out of court for want of evidi* jeace. i Smart was lined $50.00 and costs. 9L Safeguarding \?otir ? | m Money '■ w / \. The best protection for J your pooket book is the 1 “ 1 service of a good bank. Money deposited with us is safe. Mors than that it is ACTIVE. It is ■aofoL A surplus account is building prosperity for yoar community as well as making money for you. To make your money as (JSAJ3LE to you ? H it were right in your Q own home yet as SAFE Jj f as if it were in the United | < States Treasury that ’ is our fraction, our am- Come in and find out how easily you can get this service. j t&akji TM > Ban A. J)oor 3 mst Smrxfmnt j #pm es Aceeenr taM 1/# Today JVOW / 1 FARMERS STATE BANK SPRINGFIED, COLORADO Start pff on the Right Foot By Going To The Right Place To Get YOUR LUMBER And All Building Material The Star Lbr.Co. W. C. Washburn, Mgr. Elkhart Kansas U. 50 Per Yen You'll? w mihtvpo war.ts jib on »t might matter and clerica f work, uni w.-uld also like 10 Imm on a machine. Address . I ) «tn >crat-Herald, S /irinzfie’dl . Co!i rado Locals C I?. Adams, t.f the firm . Adair.* A Kirkp&tnc of Lamar, was in Springfiftld Tuesday. Mr. : Adams is deeply interested in r the building of an ».*!■ ric line from Kidco t i Springfield, a pro ject or the We bidiovc it would pa> Ba a county 1 tu look aftei inis Ifne Our readers, will remember Wyoming Hill, bronk rider at : the fair. Alter taking in the Kun fair he and Ids wife were fo liken tip with the place that 1 1 hoy ciine ba.-k, bmijrhl and are now running a restaurant there. , TtiOr place is popular and .h v Jure malting many f-i*.*ndß there. By the K*. CoFim Agricu tuml • Urge N*\\s Note.i wo learn that Clarence Konkel is again l a k on the Elbert County Bail tii*s ir.d think the following quot ed by the New* Notes worth •>hj-ing around: “The country newspaper of today is a great power in wielding a higher mor al . tandard, cleaner politics and Lbetter social conditions oyer thise who read its columns. Iri ■ contrast to the constant stream iof murders, robberies, divorces, ,scandals, etc., portrayed in the daily press puts before its read ers such that is elevating rather [ than degederating.“ Notice The regular me.ting of the i Hica county Women’s Club will '. he held in the Methodist Church ■ on Monday afternoon Nov. 1-1 at, 1 2:30 o'clock. Kern Hobbs, Sec.