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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. I—NO.1 —NO. 4. MEEIvEU HERALD. Mfckari ('•Ur«4a> H ATI* It DAY. BKI*TKMIIEIt4. MM. TKHHN run urn** uu-rio*. On* Tsar f • 00 ms Month* I If Ttor*-.’ I «J Invartal.ly In Advance. r«H AIIVKMTIMINO. rnifMiliiiiil |mr month f 3 uo On* Inch. |kt mouth ! Ui Twi. Inch'**. |x*r month !1 U> Ttame p*r month • 00 PiHirln r month HO Five l .• <x.luinn,i |x*r nmuih 0 Trii In. - i column.) |«t nn.ntb V Twmiiy <1 column.) jwr monlh 14 (*•. primal noth-*-* fifteen «-*nt» per line f«»r frx In-erllmi end lea rent* for ant *uli**- quMl Insertion All uuiuumnlmttnas ibnul'l N-iiHrrMnil to TIIKMKRKKHIIKHAI.It. Murkrr. <'it|iOTMl.>. County. t*n|o.. m aumiMut mall matter. J. W. Uklo of the Grand Junction Ken, rsIM on in Thursday. Mr. Dein In traveling In the intereat of the New*. === ___ = Tnr cattlemen are mm mg (Hit of the Indian Territory a* fast an |x»Miihle. j Home of them talk light, but the pre vailing opinion 1* that the ('resident's order will be obeyed. It Is with regret that we aiinounce :hia week the resignation of George S. Ilazeu, puelmmitcr. to take effect on the appointment of hb»urce»M>r. Judge . 11 axen came in liere with the military mtahliahtucnt. and has hern |a»*tiun»lfr rver since. He will continue to reside . unotig his Meeker friends. - ~ ■ ■ ~’ As wr predicted last week the qoe*- tion of Incorporating GKriwood Springs araa carried hv those in favor of Incor poration at the election held there on fie twenty-ninth. 'Hie vote *tt*»d v» In ivor of iiicor|Miration and £! against— very light vote. The Springs will assume municipal dignitvas adbn as the town officers are elected. Tiik Interior department, now that S»e cattlemen in the Indian Territory kre(Hi Uie move, la next going to turn its itteutlon to illegal fencing of the public ioniain. The lirsl move in this direc lion waa made this week try a land Office agent who is making preparations to remove tlie fences from a large tract M !■■■* hv Astthorn Colorado. Urn Duller ta interested In a IW.iuimcrr ranch down there nomewhere, lie will Ijo an ugly customer for the Interior Department to handle. A ooon deal of complaint is bring made in several eastern cities against the methods employed to fill up the ranks of that tuind of religion* fnnwtic*. cranks and dead lieats known as the "Salvation ami) " It Is said they have frequently enticed young girls away from their Iniines and detained them in the barracks of the "army" against their will and compelled the fair soldiers pf the Lord to do all the drudgrry. It la high time that crowd of allrgrd Christians were suppressed. They do the cause of religion and morality m »re harm than good. Tii%t cheeky and Irrepressible old fraud, lienjamin Franklin Itutler. Is to the front again. He is now prnisiug up the President; saving all sorts of sweet things imaginable about Cleve land s iys he is the greatest president stt. •• * • days of Andrew Jacks.*n; that ta sr he altogether misconceived Mr. ( level and, for all of which he is now sorry, etc. Hen is making gigantic efforts to get back again within the Democratic fold. Whether he will succeed or not remains to be seen, lien's fleece is very black. All the soap in .Massachusetts wouldn't re store It to its ancient lovlines*. It Is with extreme pleasure we announce to our readers' that the Meeker bridge serose White river is now aasuming definite shape. Contractor Taylor, accompnnied by Commls- 1 sinners Langstaff. Reynolds and Mc- Dowell were in Meeker during the week making the preliminary arrange ments necessary before commencing work. The site selected is lielow town and this side of where Flag creek empties Into White river. It doesn't seem to give entire «nH*faclion. Mr. Taylor has let a contract for the abut ment logs and will commence the erec tion of the bridge as soon as the logs arc delivered. Tiik Wyoming Teachers' Institute convener! nt Cheyenne Monday Inst nil! was largely attended. The opening feature of the Institute was an able and brilliant lecture by Hev. H. ■. Field, entitled "God and the Public School System.'' He closed with the following eloquent words; "Let us guard these schools with zealous care Not with the narrow view of a bigot, but with the warm love of a patriot. To every unholy approach, either or politi cian or priest, let your righteous wrath cry. Hands ofTP lllighted lie the hand that would soil, palsied be the arm that would sectai tanlr.e our common •elinols.” MEEKER, COLO., SATURDAY, SEPT. 5, 1883. A DELIBERATE MURDER. Clears* W. Fuller bk.it Dead by ••lift” rrav*« tl (<lruwuu4 lyrlagv. A deliberate and cold-blooded murder was perpetrated ut Glen wood Springs on Saturday last. It la the old story so often told. A dispute over a game of cards, a light and—a murder. The principals in Hie tragedy were George W. Fuller, lately a bar-tender for John Me Heavy, and a man named "Lige" Craven, a resident of Glenwood Springs and an extensive real estate and prop erty owner at the Spiings. The causes tliat led to the tragedy, as ueur as we chi learn are as follows : ('raven and Fuller, with some others, were engaged in a game of poker. The game iiad been going on for some time, alien Craven made the remark that lie had the best hand out. This led to some talk between Fuller and him re garding the "hands" held. Craven of fered to bet $lO with Fuller that he had the best hand out. Fuller took the bet lu the meantime all the other players ! iMbuM-d out. This left Craven and Fuller ; the only contestants in the game and 1 they "run" the cards again. After the 1 draw Fuller accused Craven of "ring ing in a cold deck." Crimination and recrimination ensued. They filially I agreed to go out and settle the matter ! according to Marquis of (Jueeiishury rules. lif the rougii-aud-tuiiible that followed Fuller, who wua the bigger man of the two came out victor. This ' seems to have enraged Craven. He said nothing, however, hut weul away and procuring his gun. returned in a few minutes to the scene ot the tumble and w dking up to Fuller, who wus ItMiking for Ills watch chain which he had lust in ' the struggle, without a word of warning j tired at Fuller. Hie Kill going clean through Hie hudy and touching the Imm of the heart on Its passage Fuller fell forward on Ills face. The wound was fatal but Craven was not nalistled with one shot, lie stepped forward and tired another shot at hi* prostrate foe. shooting him thruuirh the 'head thl* time. BUM shot wit* fatal. Craven, after firing the second shot, started to run away Imt was raptured by a constable, and the sheriff up|wat j ing about Uiis time took the murder into custody. Kxsllrorent over the murder rrui high for a time, and threats of lynching were heard among His crowd. Sheriff Cor ~r. however, oh 1 reeled U» •ttmmsrv jus ties «uml landed Hrr prisoner behind the bars. Nothing Is known here of Ure previous history of either the murderer or hi* victim. Fuller came from Grand Junc tion to (Henwood Springs and, as above slated, tended Kir for John Mr Heavy for a time. Craven is a man of mean* and seem* uiiisve hitherto Kune a good reputation. ONE COLO-"ROW" TOO MANY. A ~l.li«l*~ rears* sm4 Mow a • srn*r In Ibr S|oc«a*ln Xlarbel Mai "MM In III* Mn 4." Quito an exciting scene occurred yesterday in our little Christian city which exeinplilh'S Hie saving. ’‘All's well that ends well," an accident hv the way os the excuse, llraiue near depopu lating this little city of ours, for K»th white man and Indian was mad. Tlie l ie Indian for several weeks past have been coining into Meeker to trade and sport a little and get a little fir—well, it doesn't matter; making one of the saloons their headquarter* and fre quently gambling with white men. 11101114* tH'liig their choice of games. A dispute urosr* aKmt the *|aiils and K»- t w«en races spoils of considerable mag nitude huve been known to magnifv and "spoil." It appi*ars that some time since one of the pronrietors of tlie saloon lent to White Hlver Cnlorow sl. I'intah Colorado, a brother to William 11.. was in town yesterday and asked the lender of the dollar to give him coin for a five dollar greenback. In making the change the , money lender kept Park the dollar lent sup|M»sing that lie had the right Colorow (the borrower). A breeze anise which i for a time grew quite hot (William 11. reaching for his gun) when a friend of the .tnloon-kce|ier'* came to the rescue with a draw n revolver. Tills was what broke Die camels Kick, several of tlie Indiuns reached for their fire-arms, and for a while everyKsly waited with breathless silence for Hie carnage to commence. Hut it didn't commence. White-winged |ience spread her mantle over the scene and there was no blood J spilt. The Indians returned to their camp at night aKiut three miles fmm town, and up to this writing all is serene. The worst feature of thin trouble Is that a party of tourists from Glen wood Springs Messrs. Kellogg. Taylor. LangstafT. Reynolds and others were aKmt starting for the Cte camp for the purpose of enpturing and putting a cor ner on the moccasin trade, but alas, they returned hack to the Springs —bare footed. III! 'Km Igaln t The Illg Horn Sentinel gives the fol lowing send-off to a trio who recently concluded to hunt for greener pastures I than the town of Sheridan afforded . ‘’The population of Sheridan wait de- j creased a week ago last night hy the do- 1 part me of E. t\ Koona. a dentist, at*-' nun pan led by the wife of Dr. Hail. Koona ia not a|Niken of very highly aa a dentist, hut aa a professional confidence limn and deud la*nt Ilia etjuul bus never j txwii know n in thia country. Aa for lir. 1 llall. who ulao left the town the follow* i ing day. we can say but little more In ( Ida favor than what we huve aaid of , Koona, aa it ia evideut that it waa a pul ( up job between the two that Koona I : ahotild go with the woman and the Inudtaud follow them ahortlv thereafter. | They leave behind them (|iiiteanum* ; tier of crcditora. who mushier that they ran better afford to contribute a few , dollara toward establishing them in aome other town titan to longer bestow ( patrouuge upon men of their stamp.” —Lander Mountaineer. NmIIIm* vs. «4*rfl*l4 Co«nl|r. Senator Frank tv. Hollins of New Hampshire, sues the Garfield t'ounty , cocnmlaaioners for 28. Ttte rea mhis tor same are aa follows: That be tween September. 1*83. and November, 1 vvi. the county became indebted for work and services rendered in various wavs and that |Ktv warrant* for same when presented to the County Treas urer were indorsed by him thus: ••|*re seuted — —, iHh—. Vo funds, nils warrant draws interest from this date ut 10 |wr cent, per annum." That tliese 1 warrants were sutsteijuently sold to j plaintiff; and present**! by him from i time to time to the Countv Treasurer, but was unable to collect hts money;; that, in everV instance the warrants, were signed by the Chaituian of the | Hoard of Countv Commissioners. and , County Treasurar. and dull endorsed • and registered. Tnrre in now due him.! ?l*.*vi'2:> from said t*»rheld county.! I'iaiutiff therefore demands this with interest on the principal of said war- > rants, via: fl7.wsi.-ia from August a. 1 |aa*>, up to time of judgment, and for i ••••sts of Uiia suit. For the plaintiff.! Teller A Orahood.—Denver Tribune- • Hr publican. TM* Mall. Vesterday evening* twill waa a suc cess in every |iartrulsr. The attendance ' being larger than any held recently and everyone seemed tu enjoy the occasion immensely 'Hie pmgtame was car- | rlr«l out as previously announced. | Everyone expressed themselves as welt' pleased. I'romlnent among tltuse pres- . eut we noticed the following iu inn. Mrs. F. P. Harp. Mrs. rsirfWM. Mrs. Dolilm. Mrs Mill*r. Mrs. linwip Wonrr. Mrs ll.-i.U-n Mr» Min*-*. Mrs fOMlm Me* huink- )*aiifWH>l. Mu. Minna- lliiiflplit. Mu* M.4iu Wattoa, MMsMsry Ml** Ma««u WnUoo. Mu* Mini* llraol. Ml— Mary Mi-Halloa Mi** .Vine*- Allen. Mm* Maiel Wajrm-r. Mi- M«i*l Miiur. Ml— K1S* AlUo. OOTUNW. t. II llm*aer, I*, tl xurriUa. J K llunrw-o. John W ..iff. J L Mi ll*in>a. J*k sirs** John J. MrKw. T *n II- ik-i. I’ I’ llarp. Smith IhO-Un. M*rl IPJ-Un. Will Ixnru. Ueaiy OoMen* Mr* Kr» n 1 Jr—- llUrs. rasrlvf 11**11. J 'bn lllslr. Will (U«ol. T-n 0*Xelll. JuU Mod. IPmiw Mtehr-I*. I» K. Vantl—-f. K»l*ar*l I'ltrOrM. W'|||i«m Fair0*1-1. A. P. Hai»tall J W |kp|<> Music bv the Gllmoie and Aines orchestra. Ur. < . P. UarSlarr. The attention of our readers’ is called I to the professional card of C. F. • Gardiner. M. D.. late physician and surgeon for the Colorado Coal and Iron coiu|iwny at Creeled Ihitte. Colorado. Hr. Gardiner's professional standing among the medical fraternity of Colo rado is deservedly high, lie Is a gradu ate of Itellrvuc Mm|h al college. Now York city; was for two year* house surgeon at the Charity hospital. New York, and later on was ambulance sur geon to !he Chamber* .Street hospital and also hail charge of the surgical out door work of New York hospital when, his health falling him, he came Colorado and has la-eu physician and surgeon to the Colorado Coal and Iron company for the past two years. Dr. Gardiner is arranging his prhate alTairs at Crested Ihitte preparatory to leaving for the cl tv on White river, lie will Is* here In ills lit two weeks, 'lids will be welcome news to Meeker people generally. A 1***4 * III* Roy. Lincoln Tagert of I’ice-ance creek, paid bin respects to the IIkkalo Tues day. Lincoln is a la-advillc I my who used to carry a route on the Io>adville Herald. The winter of Xl w as one of the most stormy and coldest that Io>ad vllle has seen. !$o severe were the storms that the Carlmnate lull paper-carrier on the Herald threw up Ids mule and refused to face the chilly blasts of a Lendvillr winter. Lincoln Tagert although only ! a mite of a boy took the route, often | wndliig through snow higher than his head, and delivered the paper* to sub scrlliem every morning. Lendvllle of fered no inducements to a Imy of Lin coln Tagert s grit so he catne to While river and has been located here over a year Lincoln has had charge of the Heignn ranch and stock on I’ico-auce creek during the absence of Kolierl lteigan ROUTT COUNTY NOTES. aaull Cfcaaba mf Juallrr Ur It Our la 4Htr Nrlgbbor* Arruaa lb* Mr«r by Ja4g> I arprMlrr. Yarn pelt being the town designated by tlie leal legislature us the place where the Unit term of the Distrio: court should be held for tlie county of Routt received its initiation on the twenty | fourth Instant, and by the Mp|Mrarance .of uie place and the number of 1 people present It was evident Uiat the inhabitant* had decided to give a hearty welcome to the udminietratoni of justice, conducti*! by Hie Honorable Chester Carpenter, to gether with J. D. McD. IJveaay as pnsMicuting attornev The casus before the court were few and none of ver. great importance. People VS. J. 11. Cheney; forgery. Hound jver to next term of court in Hie sum ot Vui. Fisk vs. Williams; ditch suit. Con tinued tr next term. Hattie Ward; selling liquor without license. Fiued $2» aud costs. I'eonle vs William Hurker; stealing horses front Indians. Anpiitted. Altiiough the Hear River vulley lia* Ipretty well taken up t»> runciie* la*- iwreo Hayden and IKnr River bridge it ia obvious that either money or lalor has town absetil in a good tnunv places, where the necessary improvements corr als! of only the inevitable cabin n cou japicuoitl iu the identity of a claim. ' speaking generally the Hear River , country is riot keeping |»oce wiHi the While ia point of advancement. OUT THE RAWLINS ROAD. Tire ppstmostcr at Axial has tendered ' Ibis resigned. Hear fiver bridge K ag tin in a prr .carious condition. It K uu*afe for 1 hauled Kauri* j George Fuhr and Mr. Wakrman iinve i ! di*covefrd gold near Juniper mountain oir Hear river. It Is reported that Ora llalry and (•there have purcli**rd Imi.uii oerr* of land negr Ijuainle Citv. Wyoming. The price paid Is said to have been flai.on, The purchase includes the old Hutton ranch. DOWN THE WHITE. Mr. K. J. Drum has located a flue j ranch d'wxn tire White River. ! Mi. ftvinran iUotr had a valuable thoroughbred calf killed by a bear or ' mountain lion the other night. Messrs. and MclK>well pa**4*l down the White with a herd uf •tVu lie Ail of rattle tlie other day. Mr Charles Hill ho* gone to Grand Junction to ra«*e( lit* mother who is lourtulug from New llampdiuc. Mr*. 1111 l will reside at Rangelv. To Charley Hill. Rangelv Tliat watermelon wa* tmtneiiM- If Cn|*taui Drum dof*in veto the ruoliofi we wouhl like to get our optics on the mate to it. Tlie I lav K»ys caught a large moun tain lion In a trap last week. Il measured seven feet eight inches front tip to tip. It l* *o|q***4*l t«> la* the "critter" that got away with Mr. Illwlr's blooded calf. *•* She Was In Doubt. i She was a daffodil, and j"-**c**4*d al the sweetness of her ia*x. Ilraskerl: I "Would there la* any objectionfp'in the head of the table if we should conclude I to Siamese y" Silence prevailed until j he could explain matters, lie took fresh courage and continued "I would shield you. my dnrltng. from the cold amt frosty wind* of heaven, and from the dismal howling storms of earth. I would love you ever and ever, 'and pro tect you from those who would make vour life dreary and unhappy. denn**t. speak I" "Well. John." she rr* piled, "to s|«eak candid. I don't think father would C(Uisent If you should «ay arivlhing to him aK>ut twins right off." lie didn't ask the old man anv serious questions concerning the daughter at Uie tea-table that evening.—Courier- Journal. 11. 0. Smith, formally of l,endvillc but now of the White River valley, has brought in a hunch of the prettiest cattle ever teen on White river. They are full-bhodcd Holstein* and werr greatly admired in where Mr. Smith had them previous to starting for White river. Mr. Smith gave up one of the liest paying business establishment * in to come here and give his entire attention to stock. He Knight the McDowell ranch.fifteen mile* down the river, last spring and is building n ban tsome residence. Mr. Smith has brought in Ids family, and ns permanent 1 residents of the White River valley, we welcome Uiem to our midst. 'I he liest time mmic by iwrssengers le tween Snn Francisco and Chicago is 1 four days and sixteen hours; a train loaded with tea recently made tlie run 1 in four days and thirteen hours. hi. Altnenara llutler ha* found Hint c'»ci*iie ointment (one to two in forty) iinui>>diately relieved the severe pain of of a -:hild over w hose Kxly l«oiling water ! i had [Seen spilled. ritlOE, TEN CENTS. J. W. HUCUI. N. MAJOR. J. W. HUGUS & CO., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in -GROCERIES AND DRY GOODS AND General Merchandise, MCKKER, COLORADO. We Have the Largest Stock in the County, and Buy Exclusively for Cash From First Hands, and are I Therefore Prepared to Make Low Prices. It is Our Aim to Keep a Full Stock of Everything Usually Found • I * . in a General Store, and by Fair Deal i*. tirfc>dst*rtr*-o*w-Share of the Pub -1 - j , tvt\ /\t'i«T7l ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLEO. C«r-4-.tMi« run min hm xtv wamm%*tr i I THE MEEKER HOTEL I ■- I t Mrs. 8. C. Burke, Proprietress. ! Neatly and Handsomely Furnished Throughout. THE BEST ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE TRAVELIN6 PUBLIC. The Only First-Class Hotel in North western Colorado. Billiard and 800 l Tables. Tin: BEST OF WINES, LIQUORS ..Nil CIIiAKS. COOD STABLING IN CONNECTIONIWITH THE HOUSE. “ TERMS MODERATE.