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SAGUACHE CRESCENT. You've Got to Have the Crescent to Get the News VOL. XXXVIII, NO. 46. SAGUACHE, SOME LOCALS What has become of the Red Cross pigs? Ed Tobler of Mirage was a business visitor in town last Wednesday. Hen. W. E. Gardner of Genter, made the county seat a visit Monday. Mrs. C. W. Shellabarger of Moffat visited friends in Saguache Saturday. A common load of wood brings from $10 to $12. Coal is cheaper at $10.75. Jess Hess, one time mayor of Center, stopped Monday night at the Eureka hotel. W. II. Ham leaves for Denver this week to remain with his family for the winter. Feed your turkey and old hens for 13 more days, then chop their heads off, as Thursday the 28th is turkey day. Clem Swarm of Center, has sold his ranch to Mrs. Julia E. Clark and ex- pects to remove to Colorado Springs soon. C. R. Jorgensen's new line of gents furnishings were delayed on the road enroute. He expects them in this week however. John Faltz, who manages the Alex Harenc ranch was in town Monday. He remembered the boys tobacco fund and contributed liberally. Wm. O. Sauder came up from Cen- ter Saturday morning and remained in town all day working in the interest of~ the livestock growers. C. W. Banker of Hesper, attended the Wednesday session of the county court, in connection with the Blumberg estate of which he is administrator. W. D. Davidson, one of the oldest residents of Mirage, closed a deal Mon- day whereby he disposed of his real estate holdings to Leslie Berry of Ladd, Ill. The bone-dry law will enable the old timers and prohibitionist to get their booze more often, though in less quan- tity at a time, but just often enough to keep "soused." Oh, joy. Frank Briggs must be quite disap- pointed on sading for France last week to learn enroute that the world's con- flict is ended. He may call it a joy ride, take in the sights and return. Paul Palmer is now stationed at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, where he is in charge of the post hospital library. Paul says he has a steam heated room, eats out of dishes instead of a tin plate and is enjoying himself hugely. About the smallest in man's political career, is io order five year's supplies for his successor, which no doubt will be found ten years out of date when entering upon the duties of that office. Some pinhead politicians die hard. Last week the Crescent forgot to mention that Joseph H. Spence receiv- ed 30 majority over Judge Keyes for justice of the peace. When you take your horse to the shop to get shod, re- member the greeting, "good morning judge." 37 cases of the "flu" is report ed from Moffat, two at Crestone. Cen- ter, La Garita, Gunnison and Solids, all towns surrounding Saguache complain of the raging epidemic. The Saguache people are expecting to learn of cases within its limits any day. We understand that Pete Johnson, who lives feurteen miles north of town, has sold his place to Salida parties who intend to organize a gun club composed exclusively of members from their own town. The Saguache Gun , lub con- trols nearly all of the other lakes in that vicinity.--Center Post-Dispatch. The business men are anxious to find some way to influence the postmaster to open the post office for four minutes after the evening* mail arrives. Night letters may be answered in time for the morning mail. Morning dailies leave Denver at eight o'clock, arrive at Moffat at six, Saguacbe 'people may read the same day's news-that is if we can get them. Every citizen who was given the op- portunity to avail themselves of sign- ing the petition circulated Sunday even- ing and Monday morning to quarantine the town from influenza, were surpris- ed to learn ruesday morning that the meeting held Monday night by the town council that they decided not to shut out the traffic entirely. Signs were ordered to be placed over the four roads leading into the town limits, reading "Flu, if you have business, see themarshai, if not pass on." R. Dunshee of Mineral Hot Springs reported to this office on Wednesday morning, the arrival home of the first soldier of Saguache county, Ygnasio Aleala, of Cotton Creek. The boy was gassed in the front line trenches, so badly afflicted that he was sent back to his home in America. He arrived at Salida Monday and was cared for by-- as he remarked, the best people on .~arth--the Red Cross ladies. W. C. Briggs came down the street 3aturday evening wearing a 7x9 smile and announced the arrival of a baby girl to Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Burford. Bill is granddad now, but friends say he don't look it. Mr. Burford is locat- ed at Camp Gordon, Georgia. -0. Luther Gross and family moved in Mrs. Eliza Hazard's residence last evening. Mrs. Hazard will occupy the corner building that Bruce Cochrane vacated last week to take possession oY their new home which Bruce bought of his mother a short time ago. Mrs. George McMillon presented the Red Cross ladies with a parrot with ex- ceptionally beautiful plumage. It is considered a rare gift. The Red Cross ladies are making preparations to con- vert the bird into money. Mrs. Eliza Hazard who has been con- fined to her bed for the past week, suf- fering with stomach complications, is able to be out again. All this nice fall weather is appre- ciated, a great deal more if the recent epidemic hadn't put a damper on traffic. Extra Dear editor--This is doubly urgent. Please run this week if possible. Special to the (:rescent: Denver, Colorado, Nov. 12-One of the most important requests since the beginning of the war has just been re- ceived by the Colorado State Council of Defense, outlined in the following tele- gram from Washington: "More than ten thousand additionalI nurses will be needed for- the Army l Nurse Corps by January first. Another i twenty-five thousand will be needed by] June first. I "An impression that no more nurses are needed in military hospitals has gone out. This must be killed immed- iately." This means that war work must not stop in Colorado just because of the talk of peace. Demands are just as urgent as ever, if not more so. No ces- sation of activities in any branch must be shown. Noisy Demonstration Lasting all Night "Sergeant" Len Townsend, was awakened Monday morning about 2:45 by the Carl Marold and Woodard fami- lies, who had received the exciting war news over the wire from Denver friends near the hour of two. They all hus- tled their clothes, guns and fire arms of all descriptions, piled in their autos and hurried to town to help rrlake the night hideous. They certainly started something. On entering, as they turn- ed around the hill by the cemetery they started firing their guns and each voice gave vent to their feelings, they rush- ed to the churches, rang the bells, sounded the siren, all three policemen grabbed their guns and made a rush in the direction of the banks, as Bill Ham had it, "the banks are being robbed." In less than five minutes the streets were filled with an excited crowd. They made bonfires and the reckless police- men stole the printer's wood and made a fire which lighted the town proper. Ralph Shellabarger used up all the black powder in his possession firing the blacksmith anvils, while Joe Spence and Les Bruns shot off a box of giant powder on Suicide hill. It was the greatest demonstration and most excit- ing time the Saguache people ever ex- perienced. r~eep Your House Sweet. An excellent deodorizer is a little pan of clove.~ which have been sprin- kled with a few drops of spirits of lav- ender. Put a few bits of charcoal into the bottom of the pan. If charcoal is not convenient some bits of orange peel will do, as they soon turn into char- coal. Sprinkle the cloves liberally on these, and when wanted to perfume the ho~se place on the stove until they begin to smoke. The fumes soon will penetrate the house, and th~ odor is much llke that of the carnation. It will effectively cover the odors of fish, cabbage, turnips and the like. i-lncia Monster Tooth. A man living near Saugus, Cal., dls- covered the tooth of a gigantic crea- ture th'~t roamed through the marshes of southern California several thou- sand years ago. The tooth weighed about 25 rounds. COLORADO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14. 1918. Official Returns of the Vote of Saguache County for 1918 United States Senator Phipps ................. R Shafroth .............. D f, on~ressman, 3rd Dlst Hardy ................. R Keating ............... D 6overnor Shoup ................. R Tynan D State Senator McFadzean ............ D Sylvestcr .............. R District Judge Carr ......... .......... R Wiley ................. D State i~epresentative Briggs ................. D Gardner ............... R Count)" Clerk Clare .................. D Creger ................. R ~unty Treasurer Edis ................... R Hammond ............. D Sheriff Russell ................ D Tough .................. R Assessor McCarthy .............. R McRae ................. D Surveyor Crabtree .............. R Smith ................. D Coroner Symon ................. R Supt of Schools Moody ................. D Newcomb .............. R WHOLE NUMBER 228o. i 40 40 23 35 44 36 22 34 4l 42 ~532 22 35 4438 County Commt~ioncz Whitten ............... R Woodard ............... D Politics From tlie Neighboring Press I 178 191 2 14 ~4 607 196 19i 48 4 780 173 1891 " 231 12 151 622 174 [ 111 45 61 758 136 179 ,I 22[ 14 16 585 189 18[ 53i 6 819 234 I 1701 151 10[ 48 61 744 115 168i1' 2ol 31 18 15 629 177 201 4 17 15J 573 172 15[ 50 6 804 231 173 191 .8 21 644 18t 19] 25 171 759 115 I 188 241, 26 12 580 170 20! 35 71 702 12 204 28! 1 ~q 901[ 308 232 37 191 8921 296 4 147 33 596 52 271 87 985[ 985 2[ ~46 201 61 3'2 6 671 23 221 21l 71 37 16 77'2 101 14 203 26[ 81 19 14 698 381 154 14[ 6: 49 7 714 16 I Shafroth 196, Hardy 185, Tynan 191, MIllAGE. Wiley 214 in district, McFadzean 98, Bronaugh 184, Harper 161, Ayers 149, Weather rather cold nowadays. Wilson 122. Keating's "turn down" VeraTimmons stayed all night with was most complete. In spite of the Anna ~eans one night last week. small number of votes cast he ran 381 votes behind Shafroth. Mr. Parsons lost a valuable cow one The unofficial returns in the senator- day last week. ial district gave McFadzean 98 majori- Mr. Heft and family returned from ty in Rio Grands county, 125 in Sa- Burlington, Iowa, last Saturday after guache conuty, and Sylvesler carried an extended visit with home folks. Mineral county by 25, making a plural- We understand there are several ity of 198 in the district, cases of flu in Moffat at present. Judge Wiley carried four out of five Mr. Timmons and family were Sun- counties in the 12th judicial district. His majority inRio Grands county was day guests at the Gariss home. They 416, in Alamosa 20~, in t ostilla 153, in sre well pleased with the country. Saguaehe 225, in Mineral 108. The Dan Danvidson and family were best the t onejos county gang could do guests at the A1 Hoffmann home the for t arr was to give him a majority of past week. 861, leaving Wiley 277 to the good. In Mrs. Gus Hoffmann and daughter, view of the light vote, however, the Dora, were up from-the Wales ranch gang must have had things working in Sunday visiting home folks. order to get the 861 majority. L. B. Sylvester is a game sport and The flu epidenfic is at the Orient it takes more than a little thing like Mexican settlement and several have died with it, we understand they have being defeated for the state senator- ship to cause him to lose his cheerful bean quarantined. sunny manner toward his fellow towns- Phillip Duran has purchased a motor- men. Mr. Sylvester is almost unicef- cycle from Will Davidsen. sally loved as mayor of this city and AI Gariss and wife and Bert Tim- we predict that he will be even better mona and wife were callers at Frank liked before his term is up.--Monte Rominger home the first of the week. Vista Graphic. Harry Wells ran like a scared Hun in the west end of the county. ~AVE FOOD AT SOHRGE Friends of J. Frank Goad regret that he met defeat, but have consolation in OF [IS PIAODUGTION that he made a wonderiul fight. L. A. Ruark, who was defeated for county treasurer on the democratic Food. Board Issues Special Call for ticket made a good race, but was up against Ayers, who received the united Farmers' Aid, strer~gth of republicans, hnd was strong in the east end of the county. 1 Faced with the gravest food problem Guy U. Hardy carried the county that ever a nation was ta~ed with, nicely. It brings a smile to the facts the United Stat~ Government, of the repubhcans, and also to the through its Food Administration, has faces of a large number of the demo- issued a special appeal to farmers in crats. Keating wasn't liked in Rio whose hands lie the greatest power Grands county. The Gold Dust t*ins of food saving. proved to be great cleaners of the Bol- From a harvest less in aggregate 351 39 3~ 41 311 17 30 43 44 33 50 51: 21 24 21 30 49 40 44 28 22 4i Rio Grands county, owing to local conditions, was strongly democratic, re- turning pluralities of from 1 to 300 for democratic candidates with the excep- tion of Rusk who lost to Ayers by about 149. Shafroth ob,.ained a plural- ity in the county of 209 and Tynan car- ried the county by 191. This was re- versed on congressman, however, and Hardy carried the county by 185. The defeat of L. B. Sylvester is a real grief to the Tribune. Although he he lead his ticket in the county he could not overcome the strong preju- dice in the public mind that this elec- tion in some vague way had something to do with wirming the war.--Monte Vista Tribune. The general election in Rio Grande county Tuesday polled a very light vote --at least 580 votes short of the 1916 election, based on gubernational con- test, This is no doubt accounted for in a large measure by the epidemic of in- fluenza and the absent soldier vote. The democratic county ticket was elected with one exception, the treasurer. Dem- ocratic majorities were also registered for all congressional and state candi- dates except Keating who lost the county by 185 votes. McFadzean's majority in this county was 98, Saguache 125. Wiley carried Rio Grands county by 416, Mineral 108, Costilla 153, Saguache 233, and Ala- mesa by 195. Conejos gave ~ art 861 majority, making Wiley's majority in the district 241.--Monte Vista Journal. The defeat of Heilman by Bronaugh was expected but the defeat of Sylves- ter was somewhat of a surprise. That Harper woula beat Goad was also to be expected, also that Wilson would beat Wells. Wiley deserved a larger ma- jority in Rio Grands county, but the 416 votes that he received here more than Carr were enough to land him safe on the district judge's bench for another four years, it was anticipated that Ayers would defeat Ruark on ac- I sheviki twins. Oel Norte Prospector. production than last year the United count ef the latter not being acquaint-~ ed in Monte Vista and the west end of ] Importance of Labor. the county. Rio Grande county gaveI If it were not for labor, man neither Tynan, Shafroth and the entire state could eat so much, nor relish so pleas- antly, nor sleep so soundly, nor be so ticket a good majority and also gave healthful, nor so useful, nor so strong, Hardy a good majority against Kea~ing nor so patient, nor so noble, nor ~o us, The majorities are as follows: i temoted. quantity or foodstuffs sto~ed in gran- aries, cribs and barns of ffarms the farmers' opportunity for food saving is correspondingly great. "Every farm is a food munition plant," says Herbert Hoover. Menacing this food munition plant, its stores of food and its live stock are FIRE, BAD WEATHER, PESTS and DISEASE. The Food Administration, in its spe- cial ].919 farm conservation program, urges that every farmer-- Remove inflammable rubbish, plow fireguards, use care with matches, lanterns and stoves; install fire-fight- ing equipment of even a crude kind in a definite place for instant use. Store all foodstuffs under shelter as soon as harvested; keep roofs of barns, cribs and granariesrepatred. Kill rats and other pests at their breeding places. Prevent stock losses through dis- ease by housing all live stock com- fortably, feeding regularly and giving them constant, watchful care. GOVERNMENT AID FOR LIVE STOCK INDUSTRY. II. H. Tompkins, Jr., head of the live .stock division of the U. S. Food Administration for Colorado, has bees informed by the War Finance Cor- poration that two Cattle Loan Agen- cies have been established--one at Kansas City and one at Dallas--both of which have been instructed to re- ceive applications from stockmen for direct loans from the corporation. Colorado stockmen who feel that they cannot get the necessary accom- modation through the regular chan- nels should forward to the Cattle Loan Agency of the War Finance Corpora- tion at Kansas City their application. for direct government loans. i i i i iiii YoUR BULLETIN IS OUT THIS WEEK. Addressing an audience of 135,- OOO pe~. pie--perhaps more--this week, through the" medium of the Official Bulletin for Colorado, Fed- eral Food Administrator Stearns is calling attention to matters of vital interest as regards the greatest undertaking of the hour--supplying the Allies and the armies with food from the United States. What it means to ship 17,550,000 to~s of food to Europe In one fiscal year, conditions affecting wheat market- ing, the early-closing movement, potato requirements, milk and beef supplies the "home card" and the futility of regarding peace talk as altering the food program arh sub- jects contained in this edition of the effectively printed eight-page publication which the Food Admin- istration is new issuing monthly. It required an entire day's run of one of the swiftest perfecting presses in Denver to produce the October issue of the Bulletin, which county food administrators throughout the state are busy this week distributing among the citi- zens. Colorado is the only state which issues a publication on food mat- ters for the perusal of consumers. INFLUENZA PATIENTS TO HAVE EXTRA SUGAR. "Fht" victims need more sugar In their diet, if they are to be made well, than the average healthy person needs. Therefore the Food Administration for Colorado has been given authority from Washington to issue permits for ~xtra sugar for sick folks upon the recommendation of the doctors in charge of the cases. During the Colorado canning season, closed October 31, there were issued by lhe Food Administration approxi- mately 265,000 permits on which 2,195,- 301 l~OUnds of sugar were purchased up is the 18th of the month. Based on the amount of sugar used, it ia be- lie~ed that very close to 9.000,000 pints of fruit have been "put up" by Colorado's "kitchen conservationists." States must export 12 million tons of food nmre than her normal, pre-war exports. This means that out of the crolas of each average American farm two tons more than usual of food must be sent overseas. MINCE PIE ON MENU [ AGAIN. Help yourself to mince pie and trash ! Restaurants may now serve the fol- lowing dishes formerly forbidden by General Order No. 4 of the new eat- ing house regulations issued by the Food Administration : Mince pie, larded, lard- ed filet of I~eef. hash. goulash, meat cakes, meat pies. liver and bacon, chicken and Virginia ham, club sand- wiches. Patrons of restaurants may also each order at one time a variety of sandwiches containing different kinds of meat. The order stating that one kind of meat only shall be served at one time to one I'erson was modified because of the conservation that can be ef- fected by combining left-overs of two kinds of meat into a savory meat dish. Built for Giant. Gardner. Mass.. has In one of its parks what Is believed to be the largest chair in the world, made for actual use, It is 5 feet square at the base, and 12 feet in height. The seat is six feet from the ground, so that those who wish to sit in it have to literally climb up into the chair, like children. The chair weighs 1,200 pounds. It was Before food can be shipped it must presented to the city, and is an obJ0ct be saved, and because ~f th~ larva I of considerable attraction to strangers,