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SAGUACHE CRESCENT. VOL. XXXIX, SOME LOCALS Mrs. I. L. Gotthelf went to Denver Saturday. John T. Martin of Moffat, visited the county seat yesterday. Trayis Sandlin came over from Mof- fat Monday on business. Mrs. Annie Ellis is quite ill and it is feared that she has pneumonia. Sam Calvert came downed from the hills Tuesday after supplies and trans- act other business. Miss Baldwin, the primary teacher, spent the week end with her uncle J. T. Martin at Moffat. Mrs. John I. Palmer returned from the hospital at Salida Saturday, but is still unable to be up. Mrs. WaLter Hammond left Sunday for an extended visit with relatives and friends in Wyoming. The Tipton bungalow at Crestone burned to the ground last Saturday, the furniture was nearly all saved. Or. Shippey sold his property just east of Palmer & ~urford'a office to Mrs. Win. Fellers the first of the week. A line from Joe Spence to one of his Saguache neighbors stating that a baby girl arrived at their home Sept. 29. All well. The Saguache County Fair associa- tion are congratulating themselves, as they broke'even this year for the first time. Dr. Teakle, state sheep inspector, came in Monday to investigate several cases of scab which has been reported in this vicinity. Mrs. Amanda Taylor came in last Thursday for a few days visit with her brother W. T. Ashley and other rela- tives in the valley. Mrs. L. C. Noland was operated on for appendicitis at one of the Pueblo hospitals last week, she is getting along nicely. Mrs. Flora Blumberg and C. W. Banker, administrator of Hooper, were attending a session of the probate court last Saturday. Nick Fuson resigned his position with the Rainbow Route Garage Monday and took charge of George McMillon's lJ~adstreet tire business. Mrs. Shippey and Mrs. Hall, her mother, went to Canon City Monday. Mrs. Shippey will spend a week or so in Denver before she returns. John Farrington leased his building across from the court house to a har- ness company from Gunnison, they ex- pect to take possession and start into business soon. I~es Bruus returned from the Ala- mesa hospital the last of the week where he had a surgical operation per- formed. He is gaimng slowly and is able to be out on the street. ! R. Dunshee and son Everett, were in town Monday and Tuesday looking af- ter business interests and to present their road petition to the county com- missioners. The board of county commissioners were in session the first the week. They have leased the old Keller garage for storing road tractors, county autos and other machinery. A wise idea. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Seibert and daughter, Mrs. J. Ray Williams, from Monte Vista spent last Friday with the Wilson and Eugene Williams families. Mrs. Williams was formerly Hazel Sei- bert and was employed at the Means & Ashley store. Wilson Williams was one of the few lucky ones during the deer hunt, he went out Saturday afternoon, drove as far as the road camp and made his kill- ing before he had gone a mile from the car. Jute Lawrence, Norman Howard and W. A. McEntyre each brought back a fine buck. Most of the local sheep men have sold their lambs for 11~ cents which is a better price than they expected from i(l~e drop in the live stock market, al- though there were several bushes sold at 10.10 earlier in the summer, There were more of the optmistic who held out for a better price and got it. George McMillon has purchased a home at Alamosa and will move there within a short time. He will open a distributing station for the famous Bradstreet tires, also a vulcanizing plant. The business men of Alamosa will find in Mr. McMillon a hustler and a Very honorable man to deal with, SAGUACHE, COLORADO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1919. i ii Juan Lopez, a herder for Bruce Cochrane and Ray Woodard, myster. iously disappeared from his camp on Mill creek a week ago Sunday. The sheriff has had a posse of men hunting for him ever since Monday but without result; it is thought he became m~ntal- lyderanged from worry over his wife who is in the state institution at Pue- blo. For the first tame in history Means & Ashley,s store is an unpopular place to loaf, and any one catching a first glimpse of all the clerks' red noses, might think it was due to vanilla ex- tract, perfume or hair tonic, but it is because they have been unfortunate and have no heat and no coal, but have some on the way. An extension on the rear of the Sa- guache hotel is being built by the Sa- guache Lumber company. The large refrigerator and cold storage plant will be taken from the kitchen which will give about ten feet more space for the dainty cooks and the addition will pro- vide ample room for laundry work. Jake Seibert, one of the Crescent subscribers was in town last Saturday. He interviewed several of the Sa- guache hog growers and offered a good ~rice for their showts. Jake is wise on stock and and knows the upper San Luis valley is where they raise the best. F. Ridgeway went to Chanute, Kan- sas, Tuesday to accompany his wife home. Mrs. Ridgeway has been nurs- ing a couple of grandchildren through a siege of whooping cough. They will occupy the True residence this winter. Milton Schayer, a member of the American Jewish Relief committee for the state of Colorado, will be in Sa- guache, Friday, Oct. 10th to meet with the local organization regarding the drive to be held next week. The county commissioners voted yes- terday at their monthly meeting to make the mineral Hot Springs road a state highway. They will not abandon the upper road leading to Villa Grove as some may believe. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rominger were in town Tuesday, Walter came into the office smiling and passed the cigars. Mrs. came with the smile all right but we can't state if she passed the choco- lates or not. Billy Roberts, on leaving" Center this a. m. on his way overland by auto, passed through Saguache. He sold his garage interests at Center and will make California his home hereafter. A number of new subscribers again this week. Just got in a ton of print paper~the past week in time to take ad- vantage of the recent raise. A word from Clarence Rockey stat- ing he was settled in good shape at 307 Mathew street, Fort Collins, and has taken up his school work. The boys find it a waste of time to trap rats and mink this early. Wait 30 days and you will be well paid for your time and. trouble The Saguache Hall Co. have their bills out for a Saturday night dance at Mareld hall. The Salida orchestra ~il] render the music. Mrs. Thomas Kenney will entertain the Cards and ~ hatter club at their reg- ular fortnightly meeting Thursday. Mrs. Sophia Ferry writesus to change the address of her paper to California where she will spend the winter. Dick Kinney and wife returned Wed- nesday noon from a two week's visit at the Kinney home in Denver. Uncle Tom Ashley is bossing things at the ranch this week while young Tom took cattle to market. Charles .Tarbell returned Wednesday ~rem an extended trip in California and other coast states. re. Ben Cole from Bonanzais here nursing her sister Mrs. Ellis, Who is re- covering nicely. Ralph Shellabarger held out on his lambs and got 12c right here in his own home town. George McMillon'purchased a nice lit- tle bungalow in Alamosa last week. Turn the clock back one hour the last Sunday morning in October. Dance at Mirage Saturday night another one of those big jolly dances will take place at Mir- age. Athree piece orchestra has been engaged with trap drums. You will find it on page seven. BEAUTIFUL BUNGALOW BURN- ED TO THE GROUND THE TIPTON HOME, PROPERTY OF BACA GRANT WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED BY FIE MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN WORKED LIKE BEAVERS. SAY[ .ALL CONTENTS The Baca Grant's beautiful bunga- low, home of the Tipton's burned to! the ground last Saturday afternoon, while all the men folks of the little! town of Crestone were away. The fire was started from .a defec- tive flue leading from the kitchen range. Mrs. Tipton found something was wrong by the unnatural draft of the range, she stepped outside and looking up at the chimney, en- countered smoke coming from the roof and immediately phoned neighbors. It seemed they lost no time in answer- ing the emergency call, as all the wom- en and children left their home duties at once and rushed to the burning build- ing to give first aid in saving the house: hold contents. D. G. Holland had just driven from ~4offat and arrived at the home of Wiley King to talk life insurance with Mr. King, be left the motor running and entered the gate as Wiley, hat in hand, one arm in his coat sleeve, came rushing out arid knocked Mr. Holland from the right-of-way, shouting"fire at Tipton's." The auto made two snorts and a jump and they were there, strip- ped down to their waist and waded in. It is hard to believe that these few men, the town ladies and children all worked like beavers and saved from that big frame burning structure, every article contained in the house from the cellar to the attic. The Crestone ladies moved their new piano to safety with- out a scratch, after it was all over they rendered how they accomplished the feat. Mr. Tipton learned o~ the fire on his returning from a business trip when he met the fire fighters who informed him that the garage and dog house was saved. . ~ . The aequmntance of the B. F. Tzpton and family, the Crescent takes the lib- erty in extending a word of thanks to each one, who so generously worked to help save their perqonal effects. Tl~e bungalow was one of modern build, the pride of Crestone. It made a beautiful and comfortable home for Timpton who is the manager of Baca Grant, which contains twelve square miles, where hundreds of the finest bred cattle are raised for the eastern markets. Villa Grove Girl Buried in Salida The funeral services of Miss Kath- erine Donaldson, daugher of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Donaldson of Villa Grove, were held In Salida on Sunday after- noon in charge of Mrs. White of the Christian Science church. The body of the deceased was laid at rest in Fairview cemetery beside that of her brother Emerson Donaldson, whose death occurred at a training camp on the Pacific coast and who was buried in Salida with military honors. Following is an account of Miss Don- aldaon's death taken from the Gunni- son Republican: "Again we are saddened by the death of a bright promising girl, Miss Katherin~ Donaldson, aged 19, who ~assed away at Allentown, Pa., Tues- day, Sept. 23. Miss Donaldson was a graduate of Gunnison county high school of the class of '16, and was one of the brightest pupils in the class, be- ing a student of unusual ability and possessing talent in marked degree for ]ramatic$. One of the pathetic feat- ures of her death Miss Katherine was preparing to enter the normal this year when the Silent Messenger took her to the Home Beyond. Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson in the past year have lost two children, a son Emerson, a soldier boy, who was drowned at a training camp on the Pacific coaat."~Salida Record. Meriting Called A meeting of the boosters of the Ly- ceum coursewhich will he given for the benefit of our schools this winter will be held at the Crescent office Monday evening, Oct 13. All business men are requested to attend this meeting and help make the course a success. Bet- ter attractiops this winter than ever. SAGUACHE 37 YEAItS AGO From the Saguache Chronicle This is truly a country of bald headed men, in no other portion of the globe perhaps can so many bald headeed men be seen as in Colorado. The cause of this fact it is claimed, is the dry air and alkali water and dust. Alkali is very destructive to tim capillary substance. Autumn can't be called the saddest of the year in a campaingn year. The idea of November in such years just "knock the socks off" the season when the leaves begin to turn, for melancholly gloom and sadness. Judge Hyatt and Mr. Adams, repub- lican candidates for district judge and district attorney passed through town last Sunday, they tarried with us a short time. r The family of Wi R. Cox, composed of wife and son arrived in Saguache last Friday, accompanied by Mr. Cox who met them in Denver, they are from North Bristol, Ohio. What is the matter with all our cor- respondents? We want a correspon- dent in eLery town and mining camp in the county. ('harlie Colmar, our Bonanza corres- pondent is a political orator and is bill- ed for speeches at Villa Grove Sedg- wick, Clatonia and Crestone during the campaign. The Saguache club will give a ball at Union hall this Friday evening, every- body is invited and a good time is guar- anteed. We are informed that Judge Bradley m improving daily and will be able to open court here next Monday. Last Sunday was a most beautiful day and a great portion of our popula- tion were out airing themselves, riding and walking. C. L. Rucker will address the people of Saguache next Monday evening at Union hall in behalf of the democratic cause. Owen Malone who is the owner of a very fine ranch adjoining town on the south informs us that he has just fin- ished gathering his potato crop which he estimates will be about two hun- dred thousand pounds. Why don't the Republicans of Sa- guache get up a rally, there is home talent enough to produce the chin mus- ic, if persons from abroad cannot be secured. Bucks and the Buck Fever We have waited for a week now to chronicle the wonders of the wilds, cut the cost of meat, etc., in writing up tim 400 who left Saguache t~aturday, Sept. 27, with their camping outfits to slay the festive deer. With the four days open season far killing deer with two or more points on each horn, such season was open to the law abiding cit- izen on Oct. 1st, others not so particu- lar as to the merits of law were on the hunting grounds three days before and a few remained several days thereafter the time of limitation. W. A. McEntyre captured the big one. It was a buck having horns with many points to spare, dressing over 300 pounds. His party consisted of two boys with pistol~, tomahawk and dirk and our town lawyer. George Hazard and party brought in the limit and no one knows who got the cripples. Nor- man Howard brought home one. Wil- son Williams left Saturday afternoon, the last day of the open season to visit a friend stopping at the road camp. Within a mile of the camp his carstrnck a buck, crippled the animal and Wilson got his with little effort and no time lost at the bank where he holds a re- sponsible position. The real hunters and sportsmen were the party made up of Jute Lawrence, Doyle Fennell, Tony Anthony and Dr. S. O. Swsrtz. We will not attempt to give our readers full details of what happened in camp but the one little orphan that heartless Jute captured on the first day gave the party a taste of venison and brought home the hide and prongs as evidence of their trip at the expense of $150, camp accessories. Doyle shot a buck while waiting for the herd he supposed was to follow its lead- er, the wounded deer quietly sneaked to safety and left Doyle speechless until a fellow hunter came along the trail and advised the disappointed gamester that he had better return to camp and for- get it. Dec. Swartz shot into a bunch of "steen," so many in this bunch that he was unable to give an accurate ac- count, but Mr. Swartz was positive that he saw more than one deer stand- ing quietly within four or forty rods from where the fusillade of shots were poured out from his gun. When the smoke had cleared away, Dec found all the limbs in the shooting direction had been cut from the tall trees and the deer party had vanished. COUNTY QUOTA ONLY $1,005.00 THINK--25 CENTS FROM EACH ONE WILL HELP SAVE THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS STARVING "Heretofore, the necessary to finance Jewish relief efforts abroad have been! contributed largely by Jews, but with the larger responsibilities now devolv- ing upon them, it is imperative that an outside appeal be made. "In the past American Jews have gladly answered call after call to lend their aid in various causes," says Rabbi W. S. Friedman of Denver. "The Red Cross, Y. M. C., Salvation Army, War Camp Community Service, United War Work Campaign and so on in turn have asked prominent Jews to serve on their committees." Rabbi Friedman, who is pastor for life of Temple Emanhel in Denver is one of the state leaders in the cam- paign that starts Oct. 12 to raise $254,- 000 in Colorado to aid the suffering Jews abroad. A fund of $35,000,000 is being raised throughout the United States for this humanitarian work, and each state is asked to furnish a definite quota. In Colorado, as in all other states, non-Jews, as well as Jews, are urged to subscribe to the fund. The money will be handled by the American Jewish Relief committee, which com- prises some of the mostpreminent Jews in the United States. In all, the American Jewish Relief committee is caring for more than 11,- 000,000 Jewish war sufferers in the former war zones. A fund of $35,000,- 000 is being raised by popular subscrip- tion in the United States to continue the work. Colorado's share of this fund is $254,000. A ten day's cam- paign will start Oct. 12 to raise this money. The county quota is only $1,005.00, 25 cents for each person. Let us help 'these poor starving women and chil- dren by raising the above amount. Mil- ton Schsyer, a member of the Ameri- can Jewish Relief committee will visit Saguache Friday afternoon. He is a very interesting gentlemau to meet. To the Citizens of the San Luis Valley The Travelers Oil & Refining Co. have dismantled their Standard drilling rig at Glenroek, Wyo., and are now placing same on care to be shipped to Hooper~ Colo. Their geologist will arrive at Alamo- sa, Oct. 13th to go over the ground and locate the well. The $50,000 cash stock subscription has not been fully com- pleted and J. W. Burgner and H. H. Hurd are the Travelers Oil and Refin- ing Co.'a authorized agents for their treasury stock and will pass 'among you completing this stock subscription. We wall be on the ground and drilling within thirty days if possible. Give us the support we ask and we will gi~e you a thorough test of the valley, if the very best of machinery, experienced drillers and human energy will give it to you. The Travelers Oil & Refining Co. J. E. Kennedy, Pres. FOR SALE--Three span of young mares, weight about 2800 or 3000 lbe. 150 tons of first class this years hay. Ray Ellis. Sept 25 UNCLE TED'S BED-TIME STORIES Current Events tbr the Children and Grown-Ups, Too ESPECIAL FOR THE CRESCENT] Ching Leo is Worried About the World Club "Hello kiddms," called Uncle Ted as he came vp the front steps. "I'm mighty glad to find you children play- ing quietly for once." Ruth was busily engaged with her family of dolls, and Jack was looking on. He looked worried and didn't jump up as usual when his uncle sat down in a big porch chair. "Well Jack, why look so glum, don't school agree with you after a summer of play?" asked Uncle Ted. "Ah, I don't mind school so much," replied Jack, "but I was just feeling sorry for t~hing Leo, you know his dad runs the Chinese laundry." "Why feel so sorry for Ching Leo?" laughed his uncle. "I thought you and Ching had quite a fuss not long ago he- cause he said the dark countries could run the world if the world club plan gets 'going." "Yea, I know," was Jack's reply, "but Ching and I have made up. You see be's all worried about something ~lse in this world club plan. He says that if the United States joins this club and his country should have war with Japan it would ruin his dad's business, because none of us or the others who have their laundry done there would be allowed to do business with him. They would have to close their laundry. Is that true Uncle Ted?" "Yes, Jack, I'm.afraid Ching is right again," answered Uncle Ted. "Now here is why Ching is worried. Suppose the world club plan is working and China starts war on Japan or any other member of the club. The minute that China does that the club plan says she has also started war against every member of the club, including the U. S., and the Chinese in this country would become what are known as ene- my aliens. The part of the plan that says this is Article 16, and if it hap- pened, then the real Americans those born in this country or who are real citizens called 'nationals' would be for- bidden to do any business of any kind with the citizens of China in this coun- try. By citizens of China I mean Chinamen who live in this country, but are not citizens of the IYnited States." "How could they be citizens of the United States?" asked Ruth. "Only by being born in this country Under our present laws if they were born in China they can never becom~ citizens of the United States. In fact none of the yellow race can become cit- izens of this country if they were born in their own country. English, Irish, Germans and other people of the white races can become American citizens by signing certain papers and promising to be always faithful to the United States, to uphold the constitution and to cut off all connections with their mother country. Cbing is worried, you see because his father was born in Chins and cannot become an American citizen." "But Uncle Ted," spoke up Jack, "that wouldn't hurt much would it? There aren't many people like Ching's dad in our country are there? "Oh, yes there are, Jack. For in- stance, on the basis of the government's figures of 1910 for the number of peo- ple in the United States which we call 'population,' there should now be more than 14,000,000 people in this country who were born in some other country and more than .35,000,000 either born in another country or of parents who were born outside the United States. Since we count the number of people in the United States today as 100,000,O00 you will see what a great proportion of for- eigners this is. Of course, children, a great many of the people included in the 14,000,000 who were born in another country, have become citizens of the United States in the way I have told rou and they would not be affected by this part of the world plan. But even when we take away the number of those who have become citizens of our country, or what we "call 'naturalized' we still have a large number of for- signers who are not citizens and who would have to go out of business in this country if their Another country declar- ed war on any member of the club. The country having the largest number of their people in our country is Germany. Ireland.comes next, then Russia, then England and then Austria." "Whfat kind of a man is that who runs the fruit store on the corner?" asked Ruth. "He is a Greek," answered Uncle Te:l. "'That brings up another exam- )le, some day his country, Greece, may attack Bulgaria. The minute she does, we would have the same thing happen that I have. explained about China and J span, we could not buy any fruit from him or from any Greek candy store, we could not eat any more meals in a Greek lunch room and I could not get my shoes shined in a Greek shoe shine par- lar. There are several thousand Greeks in this country and the same thing would happen all over the United States. What would happen to these people? They couldn't earn a living, they would either be shipped out of the country or more likely be locked up as the Germans were'during the war, to be fed and clothed by money from tax- es on our own people." "Would these things happen in the other countries, members of the club?" asked Jack. "I don't think so, at least nothing like hera You see, Jack, America is dif- ferent from any other country, I have shown you that we have millions of foreigners here, other countries only have a very few, so few they don't count much." "I hope Ching's dad don't lose his business," said Jack. "So do I, Jack but the only way to be sure that none of these awful things happen is for us to keep out of this dan- gerous club and attend to our business. It has always worked in the past and the really big and great men can see no reason to change our plans now."