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SAGUACHE CRESCENT. You've Got to Have the Crescent to Oet the News VOL. XXXVIV, -- i SOME LOCALS Frank Briggs is expected home in ai few days Dave Quay came over from Russell Springs Monday. Art Creger bought Wilson Williams Buick last Saturday. Mrs. Simpson entertained a number at cards at her home Saturday evening P L." Rallou was confined to his home the first of the week' on account of sickness. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rommger and daughter were Sagusche visitors last Monday. Two cars of oil meal were received this week to be distributed among our~ stockmen. "Bookie" Fellers Spent Tuesday in Moffat in the interest of the Means & Ashley company. The February thaw that we are hav- ing has interfered with the heavy haul- ing on the Mineral Hot Springs road. Miss Ethelyn Lawrence invited a few little girl friends last Sunday to spend the afternoon in honor of her birthday. Our old Moffat frie---nd, Tom Saffell, is suffering a great deal with rheumatism and is hardly able to attend his office duties. Frank Brown left the pets on the ranch in charge of his neighbors Friday and spent the night with Saguacbe friends. R. M Edwards,-Mrs. William Dan- rice, Mr. and Mrs. Finis H. Edwards, of Centel., were Saguache visitors last Week Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. 'ArthurCreger left Monday for Denver They will spend the week with Mrs. Creger's sister, Mrs. Robt. Tarbell. Oscar Proffitt is confined to his home through sickness. Bill Bri~ and sev- eral other live ones are complaining of a little touch" of something, just enough to keep them grouchy. Pete Johnson W~e-Crescent that he just got out of the hospital at Salida, where he undgrwent another operation on his leg. His address is at Florence, Colo., where the family will remain for the winter. Word has been received from Denver that Miss Leona Bowers, who a short time ago received an injured arm through the operation of a bread mixer While employed in one of the city bak- eries, died of the Spanish influenza. R.M. Adamsi'~e Lalley Light & Power man, is stopping st the Sa- gUache hotel and reports that business looks good, especially around Sa- guache. As soon as weather permits Will install the first at the Tom Ashley ranch. Earl Solomon was called to Salida Saturday last, to visit Mrs. Solomon, who has been in a private hospital there for several days. While there she pre- sented Earl with a bouncing baby girl. Earl returned Monday night with sat- isfaction over the event and reports that mother and daughter are doing nicely. The advertisements in the Crescent are Worth your time to read. This year Saguache will be a buying center for this end of the valley The merchants will take more of an interest in placing l~rices in the reach of the consumer. The large ads in the Crescent each week is raann~Vitation for all village folks and n men to come to Saguache and do their trading, We have cut out the high freight talk and Saguache is grad-i ually coming to the cash system. At six o'clock Thursday morning by Prearrangement, the Rev. H. ~ ;. Hen- derson officiated at a very pretty wed- ding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Pacheco, parents of Miss Elizabeth Pacheco of Saguache, who was joined in marriage to Mores Pacheco of Center. The young married couple are well and favorably known through the Val- ley. Flizaheth is one of Saguach~'s charming young ladies of the Spanish Smart set. Mr. Pacheco is a prosperous farener and stock raiser The hap~y couple left on the early morning train for Denver where they will sPend their honeymoon. The Crescent extends its congratula. tiona to these young people and may they sail happily together through this life and in a few years--time permit- t~ng~a n~mber of little Pach eo'a wil! ~Ome to I~l~dden their ho~e, SAGUACHE, George Miles took his son Art to Sa- lids last Friday where Art was operat- ed upon for appendicitis. He is getting along nicely. Bed Cross Work Room Report Report of the Saguache Red Cross work for month ending Feb. 6th: ' Moffat auxiliary 50 pajama suits. Saguache auxiliary 60 pajama suits. Those responsible for the good work and the number of hours spent are as follows: i M~sdemes Mesdames C, R Jorgensen 15 H Cutler 24 D E Howard 15 J O'Ned 4 J C Frt~clle 15 Chas Coleman 16 J F Johnson 9 Gee Hazard 20 Wm Whittan 2 John Fultz 4 D Garcia 2 Nero Chavsz 8 J B Fullerton 3 Tom K~nney 12 E Williams 2~ Birt Clare 6 H C Werner 2 Dan Vigil 2~ R'Knapp 6 G W Knapp 6 Ellen Butch S Ch~ Nehlu 2tA Gee Woodard 14 Me! Woodard 17 Martin 81ane 5~ C Chri~t~pherson 2~ W Williams 5~ J E Johnston 5 M E Henslsy ~ J Buchanan 10 Latan Ballou I I would like for all ladies to come and help this coming week so that we may be able to get our allotment finished Mary Russell. Lalley Light and ~Iotor The issue of the Crescent this week is run off by power from one of the Lalley electrical plants. It is remark- able how the little thing turns the presses, noisesly it does the work. Just touch the button and she is off. $~5 Reward Will pay the above reward to know the "cuss" who extracted coal last evening from our coal box. He wears a good sized shoe witb broad square heel. Obituary Fred (Fritz) Rominger at the age of 17years. left his home in Germany, crossed the water and joined his uncle Frank who preceded him to America and settled in the San Luis valley in the seventies. A choice of land could be had in those days in the valley a~nd the Romingers used their good judgment in locating at Mirage, today the richest cultivated lands are' among their possessions. Fritz Rominger was a persistent, hard worker, never too busy that he neglect- ed to hail his fAiends and greet them for a pleasant conversation, he worked hard and gave cheerfully, no one could speak ill of Fritz and his friends were all who ever had the pleasure of his ac- quaintance. After years of careful management, he became owner of the old homestead where he passed his lasthours on earth. Mr. Rominger was only sick but a few hours, he died of heart failure, Saturday, Feb. 1, 1919, at the age of 55 last March, he was laid to rest in their private cemetery on the old home- stead, Tuesday, Feb, 4. Although a bachelor, Fritz was known and loved by all the children in the neighborhood. He leaves two sis- I ters in Germany and one sister, Mrs. Frank Rominger of Mirage and several other relatives living in a short distanca of Saguache to mourn his departure. Popular Dog Dies "Queen of the Waters," registered Cbesepeake Ray and with a pedigree as long as your arm' imported by the Sa- guache-Salida Gun club, about twelve years ago, from Michigan to the Rus- Sell Lakes, raised and trained by Frank Melvin and beloved by all the sports- men in the commuity, contracted rheu- matism and was chloroformed one day last week "Gueen of the Waters" was last owned by Mrs. Fred Stanley. -Alamosa Journal. Card of 'rhanks We wish to extend our thanks to the kind friends and neighbors who so gen- erously aided in our recent bereave- ment and burial of our brother and un- cle Fritz, also for the lovely boquets of flowers offered. Mr, and Mrs. F. Rominger Elsie Rominger Mr. and Mr.~. Ors Gullett Mr. and Mrs. E. Everson. Russell Springs Dance Saturday night. Feb,, 15. Follow the Saguache Jazz orchestra and join the crowd. One continued 'round of pleasure. You can't keep away, they are all coming. ~eet your frien, ts there and get acquainted with the new ones. Tell your friends and a few of your neighbors there is only one thing to be pulled off this week. I~ is that much talked of dance and the Saguacbe JazzI ~'~:he-tra at ]~ussell Springs, Saturdayi ni~htt Feb, ~5. COLORADO, THURSDAY, F BRUARY 13. 1919. A CHILD OF EVE An Orphan Led Astray by Gray Haired Men Head of Families In a little town in the sun kissed San Luis valley there dwelt in peaceful quietude and innocence a little orphan girl, unused to the wiles and beguiling ways of the world. Surrounded as it were with the wise men and protected from the licentious and amorous young men of the outer world Now it seems that these so called wise men whose hair is sprinkled with the silvery threads of old age old men with re- spectable families--to)k it upon their-i selves to ruin this fair haired daughter of Eve, an orphan with no protection, no mother to guide her footsteps adown ~the path of life. No loving hand to reach out and direct hdr dowu the rose- ate pathway o~ virtuous girlhood into mature years, where the mind listens not to the honeyed words of the old gray haired seducers of unsuspecting girlhood. Oh Justice, where art thou. unsheath your shining sword of retri- bution and plunge it to the hilt into tim lizard blooded he.vampires who wiO resp~ectable families sit around their hearth stones and reverently worship these Dr. Jeekei and Hyde impersona- tors, who lead dual lives, and pose as model citizens and husbands. Men who would stoop to this kind of work should be taken out, and under a leaning gnarled old cottonwood in a lonely canon where the winter winds sigh a fad requiem. The rope be put around their shakey necks, hoist them off the pure'virgin soil of mother earth a few feet so they could quietly choke tel death far f~om the haunts of decent people. Perhaps this would be a fit- ting lesson for old men who stoop in lust to ruin innocent girls in the future SAGUAf'HE 37 YEARS AGO From the Saguache Chronicle Our mail service is a "go as you please" at present. There was another driving snow storm yesterday evening. R. H. Vosburg left for Denver yes- terday. The Exchange hotel proprietor is making improvements about the build- ing. Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Mayer left Sa- ~uache Monday for Denver to spend a few days with friends. A. Lamps Esq. is erectin~ a ndat frame building just west of the office of the Meadow Park stable. Judge Allen left town Wednesday with his family for a short visit at Denver. The family will visit relatives in Pueblo before returning We were favored with a pleasant call from A. G. Adams, Esq. of Bonanza yesterday. Mr. Adams represents l things as steadily booming in the Ker- her capital. The Town Treasurer C. Tarbell. an- nounces that he is ready to redeem a chrtain number of town warrants amounting to $48865. This is one of the fruits of the revised ordinance re. quiringall taxes and licenses due the town to be paid in cash. We think this law is an excellent one, it is a law which reflects credit on our board of trustees. There is no doubt that, if this law is rigidly enforced, our town scrip which was greatly depreciated in value, will be worth its face value. Our citizens have at last been aroused on the subject of a fire department and that steps are being taken with a view to progerly equip such au organization. We are glad of this, and trust that the effort now making will soon result in our town being supplied with proper means for the extinguishing of fire. Following is a list of officers elected: S. P. Heine, foreman; W. R. Bradley, i 1st a~st. foreman; A. J. Cort, 2nd asst. i foreman; Julius Pfisterer, president; J. W. Decker, secretary; L. B. Schwan- beck, treasurer. So far about forty men have signed the rolls and Sa- guache can congratulate herself upon the fact that at least a step has been! e ffected in this matter The following l named gentlemen were appointed as a committee to correspond with manu- facturers of fire apparatus and get terms on equipment: Leopold Meyer, J. H Redman, J. W. Decker, Jesse Noland, P. M. Jones. CRESTONE James Williams, soldier from the front armies is here visiting his father who is located at Dimick gulch where he is developing some good property. C. Normat~ Roberts arrived from Denver Tuesday. Clyde Wilson, fareman for Noland & Co., departed for Kansas City with 575 head of cattle Saturday. Mr. Wil- son will have charge of feeding them out, which will take 60 days. Some fine ore bodies are being de- veloped at the Sunflower mine. In the spring a new up-to-date oil flotation unit will be installed. It has been found that this new process saves 98 per cent of all the value~ in this partic- ular class of ore. B. A. Roloson will depart shortly for Chicago where he will work out a pro- !cess to handle the rich body of ore he hasdeveloped at his property on upper~ Pole creek. While some of this ore is of the sulphide order, a large amonnt is~ contained in a rich streak of honey- comb quartz, rivaling the Milwaukee hill flat in richness. Joe Ketzner, who has been sick is slowly recovering from the grip which he contracted while on a visit to Wich- ita, Kansas. W. J. Hutchinson, our enterprising merchant, is on the sick list, Mr. Thebo and wife left for Denver Tuesday. Mrs. Thebo will continue her journey to Detroit, Mich., to visit her daughter Unwatering a Valley Years ago one of Europe's best known irrigation engineers, responsible for the Egyptian and Mesopotamia pro- jectso irrigation, among others, was called here and made a complete inves- tigation of the San Luis valley drain- age project then under consideration by the reclamation service. He prepared plans and reported in favor of carrying on the work. It was understood at the time that the federal government would take hold in earnest. It would be costly and present some unusual ~roblems on account of ground configu- ration, but it would be a sound invest- ment in the end. The land is rich in its own right, all it needs is to be re- lieved o~ the seepage that has been coming in for many years, ever since the first irrigation works were started further afield. ~'olorado is better ac- quainted with undertakings to put wat- CENTER ieron the soil than it is to drain the! soft of too much water, hence the call for outside expert advice. An effort is to be made to have the federal ruthorities to take up this work where it stopped, the stoppage being due to general distrust about that time of governmental effort at reclamation and opposition to the whole service. In the interval the reclamation service in the west has been rehabilitated and co- operation between the individual state and the federal service is again possi- ble. A delegation has gone to Wash- i~.gton to present the matter from the side of the residents of th~ valley. It ought to be made part of the interior department's reconstruction program to place as many of the returning army as possl'ble upon hitherto unreclaimed lands. To date the federal government has left out of the reckoning the "swamp lands" of Colorado and has confined its efforts to those in the southern states. This should be rectified by the reclama- tion service and Colorado's representa- tives in congress. The San Luis valley project is p, acticable in every sense and it is ready at hand to begin work on. The valley itself is a suceessfu| farm- ing district and all it needs is govern- mental encouragemet to make it trebly so.--Rocky Mountain News. Bills are out for the prize m~k ball Feb. 22, Jazz orchestra, R. W. Edwards sold his residence in town to Mr. Sanders last week. Mr. Edwards will build in the spring on his other lots. John Britton and wife were Alamosa visitors last week. E Oliver and wife went to Salida last Friday to consult with Dr. Cochem as to Mr. Oliver's arm. School opened Monday again with a large attendance. Mrs. Woods of Alamosa is here visit- ing with Mrs. Dr. Richmond. Drs Richmond and Davlin left Mon- day for Mayo Brothers hospital. Art Shippey of Villa Grove was a Center visitor Wednesday. The sale at Mr. Mitchell's Saturday was well attended and the Baptist Mis- sionery society cleared $66.80 on their lunch sale. Mrs. Win. Sauder and children re- turned Saturday from Minneapolis, Minn. George Bennington purchased a new Ford touring car from W. J. Roberts. Frank Hurst is here from camp in Texas to visit with his father. Stewart Willis and wife arrived home from Denver after a couple o~ weeks visit. Mrs, Carr of Del Norte is here on a visit with her sister Mrs. Will Off. iiii ii i ii i ANNUAL MEETING Saguaehe County Farm Bureau at Moffat, Sat., Feb. 8th Corn and sunflower silage, live stock improvement, poultry, hogs, bull asso- ciations, dairying, pest control, poison plant eradication, boys' and girls' clubs, joint farm bureaus and county fair, crop improvement, alfalfa culture, bet- ter seed, potato improvement, pea can- ning factory, irrigation and drainage projects, large membership, fat pocket books. These and more were included in the plan of work for 1919 by the Sa- guache County Farm Bureau at its an- nual meeting at Moffat, Saturday, Feb- ruary 8th. To carry out this program of work, the following officers and committee- men were elelected: N. E. Morgan, president; Horace Means, vice presi- dent; Ed Tobler, secretary; J. W Tur- ner, treasurer. Corn and sunflower si- lage c~mmittee, J N. Rudd; live stock ~mprovement. Dacre Dunn; dairying, Dan Jones; pest control and poison eradication, Jake Barsch: boys' and girls' club, Fern Mitchell; farm bureau fairs, James Neal; crop improvement, Win. Noffsinger. I.ogan hotel, attended by almost 60 people. After electing officers, the~ bureau decided to send its new president, Mr. Morgan, to Fort Collins as a delegate to the state conference of county farm bureaus to be held the week beginning March 3rd. The bureau plans to work with the county fair committee to work up a big county fair this fall, In order that the moun~.ain counties of high altitudes may have more time to get ready for the state fair at Pueblo, a resolution will be sent to the managers at Pueblo ask- ing that the state [air be postponed to some time in October. Resolutions will be sent to Franklin K~ Lane, secretary of the interior, call- ing his attention to the needs of tbe i valley in the matter of irrigation and drainage. Plans are being made for a big mem- bership drive in the near future, both men and women will be solicited. The bureau expressed the hope that more women would take an active part in the work in the future. It was decided that Mr. Sander should select his own editorial commit- tee, rather than have them elected. J.F. DeVinna, speaking for ~ayor Crabtree, welcomed the members of the bureau' to Moffat, and said that they would be put to no expense for the use of the hall. President Morgan on behalf of the bureau expressed their thanks. The'work for the coming year was outlined by William O. Sauder, county agriculturalist. He said in part: "As a 19:9 program for the Saguache Coun- ty Farm Bureau, we have combined the best features of last year's worl~ as carried out by the several communities of the county. This work falls into 7[ divisions. 1 Corn and Sunflower Silage-We should plan on a greater corn and sun- flower silage output. Several commu- nities have taken up this work, we can raise corn here that will ultimately prove a money maker for us. Sunflow- er culture is still in the experimental stage, it is being tried on the western slope. A man from the experimental station at Fort Collins is investigating the matter there, as soon as he is ready to report he will place at our disposal the information he has gained. 2 Live Sock Improvement--Includ- ing poultry, hogs and bull associations. By having bull associations, five or six men can go in together and buy a bull for $1000, while one man can pay usual- ly only $200, this plan would do much toward improving our stock. 3 Dairying--At Saguache and Center dairies have been shut down because we have not had the amount of milk that we ought to have had. Their seems to be too much prosperity in some other] lines of work. Dairying ought to be established in this county, we have just as good a dairy county as any in the United States. Its up to us. 4 Pest Control and Poison Plant Eradication--Poisou plants cause quite a loss annually as we all know. The Farm Bureau has taken upon itself the task of putting a man in the field to institute a campaign against them. 5 BOys' and Girls' Clubs--Many far- mers at first were oppo~ to the idea of organizing these clubs. But in com- munities where these clubs have been organized they soon began to see that the boys and girls are the future farm- ers and that if we instiii into them while they are young the principles of i scientific farming, they will probably continue in farm work when they are grown. One of our pig clubs captured the prize for judging at the state fair. We have ale0 done something in th~ [way of canning clubs, One of our girls took first prize at the stock show. This shows that our boys and girls are up to standard. We need men and women to take charge of the boys and girls clubs. Household economics ought to be added this list. The women in the home are just as important in our work as the men in the field or the boys and girls in their clubs. 6 Farm Bureau Fairs-We should plan for the farm bureau and the coun- ty fair committees to work together for the best fair ever held here and thus build up Saguache county. 7 Crop Improvement--Alfalfa cul- ture, better seed, potato improvement, pea canning industry. A pea cannery will be established at Center if we can raise enough table peas, its up to the farm bureau. There is no other organ- ization through which we can establish it. This is just one concrete example of what this bureau can do for your in- dividual interests. After the meeting Mr. Jamison said: "My, that was a fine meeting. I feel more than pleased with it, it shows the interest the people are taking. I was glad to see the women come out and take part, I wish more of them would do that. I have found that where the women do not take active part and show interest in the work, it is not as energetic, they seem to stimulate it." H. T. Blood who spoke on the sub- iect, "Why it's Good Business to Stim, :ulate Farm Bureau Work," said that iwhen was investigating conditions he fin the valley with a view of moving here, he was told that it was a good place to stay away from. " "'I was told,'" he said, "that the land was fast becoming seepage land, that the sheep feeding industry was on the decline, and that the high freight to points outside the valley, m~de the valley a very unsatisfactory ~m to live in. But now after living hare only three years, I know that it is poss~le to solve all these problems in the near future, but, we must work together to do it, one man cannot solve the pro- blems. "Within the last 30 days two men in this part of the valley shipped to Kan- sas City two and three year old steers. One man's steers brought him $~ per head, the other man's steers brought him closs to $100 ~er head, the steers of both men had practically the same feeding. If we, as an organization. can show that the first shipper for practically the same money, could get ~100 for each animal, it would help us all out, farmers and business men,mak- ing the business of the valley safer. "The success in all lines of work in the valley is dependent upon getting business down to a point where it is considered safe. We can learn how to handle water rights, to raise better stock, so that we are sure of a reasona- ble income and cut out unnecessary death loses. For example, in the south- west part of the valley, one man last year lost 10 per cent of his calf crop, he has neither barns nor sheds and this winter has been trying to feed snow- balls. "Let us eliminat~ some of these ele- ments that are working against all of us and hitting us right in the pocket books, everything depends upon the farmer. Nothing can do well unless 'the farmer d.@s well." A Letter From "Bud" Boyd East Las Vegas, N, M. Friend Ogden--At last have arrived home safely and think I will be con- tented now and satisfied to stay at home. It is certainly great to be at home again. 1No more reveille, no more in- spections and best of all no more French mud to contend with, Get in harness again Monday, back on my o!d job and in a few weeks this old Scrap and the hardships of the past months will seem only as a dream, and I wish it. So fa~ there will be very few pleasant memories connected with our experience. Of course I am glad that I was over there and I did my little bit and cer- tainly glad that I was one of the chosen to go across, although all Amer- ica did their bit and did it ~;eli. And with a business administration and business men at the head of our government in 1920 we ought to have years of prosperity and happiness ahead of us. The boys are enming back as fast as their is available transports to bring them and I can tell you from actual ex- perience that they all want to get back to the good old U. S. My friends here want me to box, but I am not in sympathy with their plans. It seems they won't let a fellow quit when he wants to. I hope to visit Sa- guache on my next vacation. With best wishes and regards to my Saguache friend~. Regards to your- self and family, I remain, E. B. Bnyd,