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CRESCENT (Only paper published in the County Seat) CHAS. W. OGDEN, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER Published every Thursday at Saguache, the county seat of Saguache County, in the famous San Luis Valley of Colorado. Entered at the post office at Saguache, Colorado, as second class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES $2.00 THE YEAR IN ADVANCE Each of our subscribers will find the date to which his or her subscription is as shown by our books, printed on the paper or wrapper, following the Lvame of the subscriber. If there is an error in the date we would be pleased to e our attention called to the fact. OFI~I~L CItY AND COUNTY PAPER --,-- , m .... , ,: Politics has adjourned. i ii i The War is Won The war is practically won. The greatest war the world has ever known is over exceot a knock-out blow to be delivered to Ger- many. Austria-Hungary and Turkey out of the race. W hat is most important, mothers and fathers that gave their boys to the coun- try know that all of those now safe will come safely home--no submarines to threaten them. A little more than four years ago the great war of the world began. For many years it had been planned in the brain of the Kaiser not satisfied to be head of a great prcmperous growing nation, dreaming, as he told the world, o[ Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon, pining to excel them and be, as he said, what they were not, A W Grid Ruler, w It was a mighty p~,wer he prepared for attack. Millions of " men, ready to the minute, ammunition, food, and allies gathered. It seemed to be a dark fatal hour for civilization, when Ger- many declaring war against Serbia and Russia, struck through Belgium at the heart of Fra,ce. Every surprise that patient preparation and military genius could prepare was ready. New guns of Rower not known before, soldiers especially trained, for marches that would have taken them to Paris in less than five days. Railroad communication, automobile communication, flying machines, submarines-every- thing had been thought out, everything was anticipated--Except The Unconquerab!e Power That Resides [a The Love Of Liberty. The Kaiser's helpers had reckoned with everything except human nature. Where they had to deal with hums n nature, they were disap- pointed in every case. They thought they had a safe agreement with Italy, for Italy lay open at the mercy of Austria, thanks to a vicious peace that Germany had helped Austria to force upon the Italians, giving to Italy an upprotected fr,mtier. Germany was sure that she would have the help of Italy, or at least that Italy would remain neutral. But Italy sided with democracy, and became one of the united nations on the side of liberty. Oerma,y counted on the Irish troubles to keep England busy at home--those troubles were forgotten, when real war came. German counted on English selfishness, as she frankly stated, to hold aloof and watch France bleed to death, fl~:hting to the last man. England, practically without an army entei~l the w~r at once, sent her untrained men to be shot down in France~ joined the union of nations on the side of liberty. i ii Winding With Words Representative Walsh of M,msachusetts, estimates that the increase in the government's printing bill t~fis, not including the expenditure tor publicity experts, etc., is $5,o00,000. The public would like to inquire what we are getting for all this money. Are we trying to win the war with words and white paper? "Every little bureau," said Mr. Walsh, paraphrasing, "has a bulletin of its own." Does any one out~ide of the compilers ever re~d these bulletins at all, which requires tons of papers to print? There are, of course, many government publications ~imt are neces- sary and valuable, but we might well do wilhout most of the lucu- brations of Mr. Creel and his emulators at Washington.~Chicago Tribune. "President Wilson mistakes the temper, courage, and intelli- gence of the American people if he thinks they will discontinue discussion of war and peace, tie forgets the spirit of 1776, of 1812, of 1861,oof 1898, and 1917. In none of those years did the people remain silent when their honor and the safety of their country were at ~take. Nor will they, nor should they. be silent in 1918. J @ Waste at Washington Complaints are being received from ail parts of the country in numbers so large as to suggest the appropriateness of a Con- gressional inquiry thatwives and dependents ot[ soldiers fail to re- ceive their allotments. There are instances cited in which no allotments have-been re- "calved since the soldier entered the service, whil6 on the other hand, Representative Gillette mentions a case of a woman who for several months has regularly received two allotments, although she has repeatedly sent one back to th~ War Ri~k Insurance ad- vising them o their error. The~War Risk insurance has in its employ 14,000 clerks, more thanhaif the total number of government employees in all departments located in the city of Washington under Republican regime. The bureau is spread all over the city and one can pass bythe office located near the Municipal building any time and took in and see the female clerks knitting, gossiping, or otherwise killing,time while drawing a good salary provided by the taxpayers of the country. It may not be their fault that they are idle. The fact of the matter is the bureau is so congested with high salaried chrks that ~hey ge~~ in each other's way the minute the occasion for any activity adsee. And what applies to the War Risk bureau applies to the other departments en~aged in bungling the war work of the nation. The is so crowded with clerks that to be found six in a room, and this condition ot temph~tion to unscrupulous landlords and boarding house keepers to gouge them unmercifully. Will lqtriees on Meat Animals Continue This question has ,two redes and neither side lacks supporters. There are those who cannot see anything but a downward trend in prices as the war nears its end, and these are not prepar. ing to keep much stock over. Others look at it from an entirely different view point claiming meat is destined to become higher and higher, Among these'is the editor of The Shorthorn in America. He lays down several con- crete conditions which appear to have some foundation in fact and which each farmer should study carefully as his action now may determine his profits from livestock in the coming year. For some years the market authori- ties have warned against breaking up of range herds and shipping the greater per cent off to market. They claimed that soon there wQuid not be enough animals to go around. And this is the condition today, our population has in- creased out of all proportion to increase in meat animals. Then came the war with its demand for workers and its high pay. These hi~her paid men live@ higher and naturally the consumption of meat increased in spite of the volun- tary introduction of meatless days. This is the situation today. Our demand for meat has increased in the face of an already alarming decrease ~n stock animals. With the close of the war it is hardly consistent to look for a radical change of conditions. The first half decade after the close of the war will be a re- construction period of vast activities. Workers of all classes will be in con- stant demand and wages will be corres- pondingly high all of which mean that people will continue to live well, will gratify their appetites and will feel jus- tified in doing it because of the need for increased energy. On looking further into .the matter we find that the winters of 1916, 1917 and 1918 in the mountain and grazing regions were exceedingly heavy. Out in the plains country this summer and the past year a drouth prevailed such as hmdly been expe~enced before. To know that in Phoenix, Arizona, there are.over 250 head of cattle for sale for this very reasQn is proof enough of the value of this statement. These dry conditions caused the unprecedented movement of cattle, sheep and hogs to markets in poor condition and further more animals which should have been retained for breeding purposes went on the block. Lately we have read about the situation with regard to the pig packer~ They anticipate enormous shipments of meat animals this year and are doubtful of the ability of the packers to handle everything- "Look- ing across the pond" we know that in England alone extensive areas of pas- ture land have been put into cultiva- tion with the result that the animals which have used they were sent to the market. In addition the animals of the European nations are being rapidly" used for food. We may look then for indications that these toreign countries will draw upon us for breeding stock, in fact a start has already been made in this direction. The Southern Amer- ican nations will draw upon us for breeding stock as soon as shipping fa- cilit|es make'it possible and last of all, we must not not forget tha~t Mexico will sometime become civilized and when it does we may expect to ship to them extensively. Again we have our south. As the tick situation becomes relieved the excellent pastures there are going to be stocked with something besides the razor backs and long horns now in existence. It may surprise some to know that but 2 per cent of the cattle in this coun- try are pure bred. This accounts for the comparatively high prices asked for registered stuff. As a last considera- tion is it too much to expect that the millions of young men now in France and England will not become familiar with the excellent cattle, sheep and hogs over there?? Will they come home from the countries which have produc- ed most of the various breeds with which wRhow deal without a higl~exap- preciation ~'better stock? Will t~iey be satisfied to continue raising compar- atively poor grade stuff? These phases of the stock industry must be considered. Is it wise to stock lup now with pure bred animals or should everything be dumped upon the market to pay off that mortgage? Each-man must decide for himself. It appears from recent importations of hogs and the prospective shipment of shorthorn cattle into this county that there are many who believe as does Mr. Tomson.--Farm and Livestock Re- porter. Save Your Own Seed tbr :Next Year It is a foolish practice for farmers to sell all their grain and then depend upon their neighbors for seed. Better keep a little patch especially for seed which appears to be more healthy and thrifty than the remainder of the field. }~e sure your seed is ripe, free from dis- ease and clean. When you raise your own seed you know its history, buying from another leaves you without knowl- edge of what the seed will do, nor what diseases it will bring to your land. This is especially true of potatoes. If this county is to come to the front as a potato region it must practice more seed selection. Bin selection will not do, seed potatoes should be selected in the field before the vines ~nature and the healthy plants staked to be dug when ripe. In this way enough for an acre or half acre can be dug which should be set aside and planted especially for seed next year. After the plants come up rogue out the diseased vines and in the fail dig these potatoes with a view of using these for seed the next year. Then you will be certain that for two years at least your seed will have been free from disease and the losses from blight just that much lessened. Of course this should be kept up each year and the seed selected according to uni- formity and trueness to type. Another thing needed here is stand- ization, there is no economy in planting ten or fifteen varieties, two or three varieties are plenty. At present indi- cations are that the Brown Beauty, the Russet and possibly the Franklin are the best varietieties to use for the late potatoes.--Farm and Livestock Re- porter. Resume of Threshing Data The threshing season in Saguache county has only just begun. But three machines have been active to date, Oct. 24. Summarizing the reports of the lthreshers to the end of the second week in October we have the following: Grain Acres Amount Per Acre Bu Bu Wheat 307 6984 22.7 Oats 369 7580 20. 5 Barley 80 1288 16.1 Total 756 15825 21.0 This seems to indicate that wheat is about the best yielding crop we have. The best of wheat reported was that on a field of 7 acres belonging to (:has. Durr which ran 28 bushels per acre. Mx. Durr also had high yields on oats which went 27 bushels on a 40 acre patch. D. S. Jones ranks first in yield of barley with 22.1 bushels per acre. An average taken of all the grain threshed indicated that the machines are running through about 900 bushels per day which is lower than the figure used in the determination of the prices to be paid for threshing.--Farm and Livestock Reporter. f Farmers Act NOW IPROFESSiONAL Recently in several fields in the lower end of the county a most dangerous weed has been discovered. This is the weed known as poverty weed (Ira axil- tiaris). This weed is now just getting started in our fields and now is the time to get rid of it. If you allow your fields to become affected, it will give you as much or more trouble than the Russian thistle. The plant is a low busby on'e, having more or less linear leaves growing on numerous stalks which arise from a cluster. The flower is found in the ax- ilsof the leaves from which fact the plant derives its specific name. A mounted specimen of this plant is on file in the office of the county agent and all those who want to become acquaint- ed with it should call to study it. If you have this plant on your place keep everlastingly at grubbing it out or it will soon get the best of you.--Farm and Livestock Reporter. Read every page of the Crescent. CENTEI~ W. S. Maurice's sale of Poland-China hogs last Friday" was well attended and brought good prices, more than Mr. Maurice expected. The Red Cross sow and nine little pigs which were donated by Mr. Maur- ice. was sold last Friday and brought $65. Joe Fuson moved his family down Sa- guache last week and have secured rooms at Mrs. Warman. G. A. Dejarman and family arrived from Denver Saturday to make their home here. Mr. Dejarman expects to engage in farming the coming year. J. J. Grimm received a very bad fall from a ladder last week while painting J. L. Hurt's house. He is suffering from injuries to his spine, but he is do- mg as well as could be expected. George Hargrove has been employed as peace officer by the town board to look after the new flu regulations. Miss Florence Harness, the house- keeper of the E C. Haire home pass- ed away last Sunday after a relapse of influenza. Mr. H~ness, her father, was with her at the time of her death. MI lgA GE. J. Marshall who was working the the roads the past '.brae weeks, pulled camp for home last Saturday, G. R. Cox, the Mirage merchant is having ~ very good trade this fall. The Flume 4"o. got through digging their potatoes last Thursday. They claim a very large yield. John Kolkman and Will Cole assisted brother Swayze in moving a building at Moffat for a garage last week. George Shultz was threshing for Jim Neal Saturday. They will wind up at Mirage. All the Mirage sheepmen sold their la~abs at 10c to llc. They drove them to Moffat last Wednesday for shipment. J. E. Moore and J. J. Parsons had a round up cattle Sunday. Art Mohland and wife were visitorh at Mr. and Mrs. Stamheart's Sunday. Fritz Roll is back on the Burlington ranch again. Bill Davidson is driving Albert Gar- iss' Ford these days. Mrs. Roll and children. May Everson and Anna Means spent Sunday with Mrs. Timmons. Three or four cases of the "flu" is reported trom the Orient mine, also one death, so be good and stay at home un- til the spell is past. CARDS O. P. SHIPPEY, M. D. PhFalei~n an4 Su_~geom Saguache, - - Colorado E~ES TESTED (]LASSES FITTED W. G," S~v~O~ M.V. Physician and Surgeon Offke at Residence. Phon~ 36 SAGUACHE COLO. D. W. REED, M. D. Physician ~nd Surgeon Special Attention to RYE' EAR, NOSE AND THROAT Calls promptly anewered day or night PALMER & TRUE Lawyers Saguache Colorado i W. F. BOYD, Notary Public. ~e4~uaohe CouutY Bank. Sanitary Tonsorial Parlors ART CRE6ER, Prop. Massage, Shampooing, Singeing. - Hot and Cold Baths Settisfactiof~ Guaranteed The Saguache County Abstract and Investment Company - ESTABI,.ISH~D 81NO~ !~8~ OAPITAI. STOOK ,110,000 Abstracts of title to mining, town or acreage property promptly furnished Real Estate Fire luurueo Officers: W.T. ASHLEY, President W. M. S~, 8ev'.y and M'g'r JAMES BUCHANAN Umlertaker and Fmeral Dlrect0r IIEARSE IN CONNECTION ill en,wer aq calla, da~ or night. Robes or men and w-men, ~lovea and other auvphea Carried in stock. Saguaehe, Colozltdo SHOE SHOP Bring in your Boots and Shoes and hvae ~l~em repaired by an expert Shoemaker at very reasonable charges. JOHN MOLINARO Two Doors West of Telephone Office A. L. BAKER Real Estate !A 'i REPAIR MACHINE[ Has Just Been InstalIed at " N w v:s STOR ! : , , ,-,,, | Those of you who have had work done in our SHOE REPAIRING DEPARTMENT, know : full well the svrvi~ we are giving, the best material obtainable at any price, combined with : expert workman~tp. And with the help oI this machine of the latest improvement, we will -I be abk to give you bctkr and quicker service than ever bdore. DON'T THROW AWAY YOUR OLD SHOES i Send them to US for Repai~% we Pay Return Postage, Prompt Scrv,~e. We Re.commend NEWBY'S SHOE STORE : ; BARGAINS IN ;I'own or Ranch . Property . ll~, 1~, Bartholomew, Mnu'r D--=_NVER[ COLO. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFIY ROOMS, FIFTY WITH BATH mETWIEN I~TH AND ,eTN ON OMRTI~ in-the Heart of the City NEAR ALL THEATERS Rooms Without Bath $I. and Up With Bath, Single $1.50 special Notice We have a great many friends throughout the San Luis valley and. our combined efforts are with them to make it pleasant for their friends while with us. ii ii i ] i i I