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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. 1-NO. 52. I. W. If I'll US. NEWTON MAJOK. J. W. Hugus A CO. f BANKERS, MEEKKK, - • • COLORADO. TruMvt • Draanl lUuSln* llutlnape Ill|b«ii priw |Mkl fur County Wirriuli. !**• Urrtl Allowed u« Tliuv !)»|nmU*. Drafts drawn uu H*st*rt> L'lUe* and Kuropr CurrM|MO>kou, KouulM Bna.Stw York; Pint Nalkmal Hank. Omaha; Colorado National Hank. Dwtw; J. W. Ifuffua AC<>., Ha v Hue. Wjro. UllMUaa* rrwMßllr AMonßod U. Q V. kAMINRR. M. PHYSICIAN AND SURCEON. MEEKER, • - • COLORADO. /iwwu a. am*. NOTARY PUBLIC. -roH- Carfleld County, Colorado, j Special at trtii loti to t>uaia«aa with INr ('tilled Blair* Land otter. AU kind* of ic*al blank* •n band. Pattaßr* BalMla«, MKKKKU. - - • COLORADO. yy m. tuu. CIVIL INCINCKR. U. I. Deputy Land Surveyor. COUNTY SURVEYOR. •rncß, No. * Park Attnoa MEEKER. - - - COLORADO. q w.aoaiuaaN. CIVIL ENGINEER. U. •. Deputy Mineral Surveyor. H.iaun on 1,i.« Wfcli. Hun .1 Mmjik J PWrenre Clffk. rsslsMrs Addrraa. Rarkar, I'elersde. u.e.paaiiiaea. Aiuraar and C'nnnnrller at Uw. IDI NTY CLERK AND RECORDER. Special Attention In Emslhms In lE* I I nlted stale* Land OBrc. liirnaiol Sprln**. OsrfMZ Cnuntf. Colorado. J J. BIESkT. DENTIST. All bratKbe* »*f denial work ibate In tbr nod Ibnnmtk ami ssttafscrtnfjr manurr ami warranted In be e tart Ip m rspreecnt«*L 081 re earner Park Avenne and Yeartk Street, MKKKKU. - • - COLORADO. JOHN L. NOONAN, attorney at law. OLBNWOOD SPRINOS. • • • COLORADO. ■aslßM* In Ike t ailed state* Land OBra a Spertallf. JOHN T. SHI HATH, ATTORNEY* AT LAW. OLBNWOOD SPICING*. • * • COLORADO. Sperlal Allesllas la Bsalaesa Hrfnre Ike r. B, Land tHßre. M. T " T4 "’ ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will Practice In all Courts of Tkla State. MKKKKU. .... COLORADO. WAONRH, PORTRAIT ARTIST. riret.elaeo Work and Prime Heaaon able. CORNKII SEVENTH AND MAHKBT BTB. HPCallaod Pee Samples nf Worb._ - Bl THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. Prom Our Hrirular Correspoodenl. I Washington, D. C. Aug. I. IHSti. Thu Treasury Department just now is conn uu in f«»r a large share of Con gressional notice on account of the de , sire of part of the Senate body to in crease the store of tilthy lucre in the peoples’ strong bux by taxing much abused oh-oinurgurine. This long, low building, with its many 1 lonic columns and other solid architect ; ure. luis under its r«»of more emptovea • than an> other edillce in this city. Ttie • visitors walking through the lung corri dor* would not think there were over three thousand |*t*o(u» all around them carrying on with |ierfecl order the im mense busiuess of this department, it is a great human beehive, where each one gives his or her quota of work under the supervision of the chiefs whose ac , counts must be rendered with the per fect exactness of maliiematical science. There are seven huudred aud seventy nine womeu employed, two of whom get gI.MJU per year; the salaries of the other seven hundred and seventy-seven I tange from ?Hi lo pi .♦*■» mukiug the : large sum of ftM.Uuu. There are over I twenty-six hundred men employed In j this place also. It is said that ‘.he office seeker con i t-rnlr ale* his first efforts on the Trenail i ry lh-|Mirtment. lids is on account of tiie many pusilinus there and the fre queut change* made. lliere is no de* !*rtinent under the government where our Is less secure, and lliere is hnrdlv a dav when there at* not a number of a|» plicants for position. i'be appointment r«iotn is the Mecca which the anxious pilgrim seeks. titird«-tied with h-qw and fear, and this place has been the scene of many touching incidents since the telgu of Cleveland began. With no-u It Is easy lo .eal; they can be pul off Willi prntnines. but wheu a woman makes her appearance die comes with all the accoutrnneuls of "office warfare," sup plemented with feminine grarrs and and sometimes an accompaniment of tears—woman's most potent persuader —which make* the man of high puai tion w tali himself a sphynx. The employ ment of woman as clerks lu the Treasury dales lack only as far as l*»£i. Mia, Fannie Halstead, on roc l ommetidalioti of Governor I'cnniugtou. ! was the Hist diicct appointment in the ' Treasurer’s office. She was appointed October u. latt*. ROOnB. There i* a rogues' gallery in Uncle I Nam's "inem-y Douse." wnere are pic tures of tlnise who. dtaaaliaflrd wtlii j hoarsty s alow process of gelling rich. ' cheat the government of nil manner of j imitation money. Hie gallery Is quite ’ a small room, leading Into llie Urge, ' well-furnished apartment occupied by (*hlef lltiMiks. tire man who starts the I Argus-eyed detectives IU pill suit of • those who "mukc money " too quickly. I On the wall* of this little rogue-room, I group'd in walnut frames fares of all j kinds look at you—most of them with i the stolidity of hardened crime; but ; there are some among them which speak of rapnhllilir* for Utter things. I A inl«!sl n group of vtllalno<is cuuntn !; nances, the face of n grntle woman ; looks out. svreue and honest, as If the temptation to grow suddenly rich had never assailed and corrupted her; an i other Is holding her little lialw. who. al though not a rogue. Is found In very questionable company. Stine day that infant mav come lo Washington and behold the situation In which Fates once plarcd him. One would not envy him his feelings on such an occaalmi. A mein Ur of the West Virginia l<egts- Inture has his physiognomy here, surrounded by seventeen Virgini ans who rnndu the "queer** John China man, with his Imitative skill, could not let such a chance csca|ie him. Itut struck the flcwsl that dhl not lead to fortune, l and lin mortal I red himself In the rogues' J parlor. There are records of over five thousand ’ j arrests of counterfeiters who made I inouer of nil kinds, from Die insignlll- I cant mp|>er cent to a ten dollar gold- I piece ami greenbacks of the highest de t nomination, Guitemi. Garfield's assas i sinator. w ith liis rcpellniit reontenanre, and J. Wilkes llootli. Lincoln's murder er, whose handsome, intelligent tare ! makes a striking contrast lo that of , the former, are in the gallery in close , I proximity. HILLY MAIIOXK j is. tieynnd question, the smallest man in the Senate. His clothes don't fit him; perhaps it is well they do not, for a light lit would make him but a ghost of a Senator, gliding about in the resi les., manner that indicates hts nervous B temperament, lie wenrs a frock coat, i aud pants which are generally bio long; fastens the lowest button on the vest, thus showing an immaculate white shirt - bosom, terminating at the neck In an - old-fashioned rolling collar, half hidden by long, grav hair and Ixwrd that give him a wild, rather than a patriarchal, look. The following story is told about him: On exploding the mine at Petersburg. Malione was slightly wounded, lining " I anxious lest Ids wife should hear of it. i without knowing the nature of his Inju ! ry. he sent • ap;»in D. F. Dement to I inform her. The captain called on Mrs MEEKKIt, COLO., SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1880. I Malione and told her of her husband’s j accident, and assured her there was » u | cause for anxiety, liut the lady waa ! not satisfied with the re|mrt, and sail: "Captain, you are deceiving me; I know you are; my husband is badly wound*!, for a ball could uot strike Hilly witbßut breaking a bone." conokkss and the hot weather are still witliUß- , The former will make its exit time in August, providing the beilifrr- < eul* can stop wrangling long enough U* vote on adjournment. Oleomargatint* has come in during the past few 4»y» j for a large share of Senatorial cousEer alion. A Senator would be honiled j at the idea of eating butter-colfcred cow fat; yet there seems a strong daMie ou the part of many to give the slipLrj fraud a helping hand, so that all l^l r |Mior friends may have butter from |bß same animal, if not from the same tBA < As ltyrou grew el.-juent on the bmt ties and woes of Greece, so that the po ets aud philosopher* of the Senate have waxed el<M|ueut «Ri the worth and utility j of modern grease. Senator Heck, iu Ids UMiuU sledge- hummer way , tried to U*at the bill taxing margarine out «•( I existence Senator Vance gave the hill a broadside of logic and spaiklltig wit, but Senator Ingalls with his oily buigne "roared him as soft as a sucking dove,*' aud got the amendment t>aaard making the tax two vents per |«iuud. When this bill was railed up in l!p» House there was a great clapping #f j i hands by the Member*, who In a sh<Bt while saw the argument-exciting tlierfe j. taken from them, the House cuuctß’- ring tu the Senatß amendments. ! ( At last <‘«*rigresa» has roncltMled give us a navy and coast defense* whlft* ‘ i we can deprtHl on. after an immet^r! amount of wrangling. 'lire Secretaly | of the Navy is authorized to purebap material for the «oust ruction of wg 1 vewsrl*. this material to he of home pr# ducUotr. Eubtub. 1 Water Rights. Tins most imiMirtnnt matter is a$ trading unusual attention during ttA 11 present Reason of drouth, and it is w«f that every owner of soil should knot wluit constitutes a Water Right. Wl 1 have ar«-oiiul* of irrigating ditches if the southern part of the Territory <n 1 Colorado aa rarlv as the year KV». Id I as the native (ireaaer was too buy U 1 steal water from his neighbor* ditch and a very small ditch would supply the limited demands of a whole srlllamrsl mere was no ueen or raws on Ure srfle 1 Jrct until lire greed for gain was brought with civilization by- the white man. As tire demand for water Increased an«l the supply proportionately dimin ished. whole communities were thrown Into enmity and turmoil ami lire courts iHiidt-ucd with litigation to settle tie lights of patties to water when there j| were really no law* by which thedt*-! pule could lie settled. || In the legislature of Colons|> made Its first efforts to systematize art! regulate the water rights of claimants | of canal* and ditches already In use an I , manv dispute, were M tth*l by decree cf , court. lu itcnacbsl a set of Irrigatlfn,, laiw.* I letter than the much boaattl water law* of the older State of Cat fomia. and for tlm Information of all Ib- , ‘ tne*tr«| in tills momentous question Br | tmbHsh the entire Section ITJ*. Section 1 10. nf the General Laws of Colorado. Sr*:, to. (2.) Every person, assoc&t-1 1 tlnn or corporation hereafter construct- i 1 lug or enlarging any ditch, canal or fetvl-, 1 er tor any reservoir, for Irrigation. ar.d 1 taking wnter directly from any natiin j 1 stream, and of a carrying capacity of 1 one cubic foot per second of time as s-* constructed or enlarged, shall, within ninety days after the commencement nf such construction or enlargement. Cl« nnd cause to be recorded In the office of the county clerk of the county In which - I such ditch, canal or feeder may lie sit uated. or If such canal, ditch or feeder , In* situate'! in any wnter district, in the office of Uie county clerk of such count? into which such water district may ex tend. a sworn statement in writing, showing the name of such ditch, canal, or ot the reservoir supplied by such . feeder, the point at which the head gate J , thereof is sltunted (if It be a new con struction). the size of the ditch, canal or ! , feeder, in width and depth, and the car- J tying capacity thereof in cubic fret per ! second, the description of the line there* | i 1 of, and the time when the work was 1 commenced, and the name or names of 1 the owner or owners thereof, together | with a map showing the route thereof, j the legal sub-divisions of the land, if on j i surveyed lauds, with proper comers J . 1 and distances, nml in case of an enlarge , 1 merit, the depth nud width, also the cor- I . 1 rying cajKicitv of the ditch enlarged. ! , with the width and depth of the ditch. I i canal or feeder as enlarge*!, and the in- | i 1 creased carrying rapacity of the same ■ 1 therebv m*rasione»l, nn*l the time when . such enlargement was tTommeuced. and i no priority of rigid for any purpose : shall atta h to any such construction or . enlargement until such record Is made. r‘ if law menus anything It means what . it says, and it is not necessary to get - an old Californian to interpretit. The > | water claimant who keeps nearest to I the letter of the law will be farthest from a law suit when water becomes more valuable. STATE NEWS. Greeley has seven Artesian wells. The bunko meu are still at work in Denver. Tbe trial of I‘arker. tire cannibal, has begun at Guuuisoii. ! Five hundred more laborers are wont ed on lue Midland road. Andy Green's funeral sen-ices were , held al the gueeu City Rink. I The court house mineral well at Deu* , ver continues to draw; crowds daily. * Hit) Grande County’s assessment for I svi. is f-Vi.ioi loss than that of IKM.Y A gang of illicit distillers are said to be pl)lug their vocation near l<eadville. A severe hail storm iu Saguache caused the rulu of crops iu that vicinity. l<argß quantities of Mardtou soila water is being bottled and *hipi*ed tlds 'season. I Sheriff Kendall of Weld county, cap tured a horse thief uamed llurlbut near loi Selle. ! J. M. Sm-kett, living near Jloulder, J has markete't |iotaton» which weighed | If |*»undseach A little late, but uot too late came the , soaking rains to break the drouth in | 1 and nUtul I'ueblo. Stover 11 Hilton, one of the original : Greely colonists, who was accidentally iu»p j »le«| upon a scythe two weeks ago. ' died of Ids injuries. I Lradvllle businea* men who are tired jof |tayiug the high fieiglibt oharged u> ' that |Milnl are thinking of going bock to ( the old plan of freighting by wagon*. . l*lte little sou of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel | I McVeigh aged J years ami i» months. > strayed away from home near River Hr ml on July '2l and no trace of him | can be found. !Uiu* have fallrti over large portions of the Stale In the tost few 'lays, bring mg joy to tl»e fwart i f the ranchman ; and greatly reducing the high teni|*-ra lure which haa prevailed. The HauifMoa and twelve otlier mine* near Sllverton. the property of the Southern Colorado I two nth Company. ■ are to be redd umlrr a trust dr«*l. on past due judgment notes ainoirnllng to | about fNO.OQO. The body of W. Star buck was found ! In his Irriffatiug ditch, near Monte Vis-, la, on tire 27th, rntirelv nmU». marks of vmirure weir found on the ! W*!y. and great excitrmrtrl prevails In j list neighls'rhi**!. ! Judge Hour ha* alreaily romturnced ddpplug new liolr'l hay to llenver and J foldeu. Choice baled upland Iray bring* kurn $lO to s|u f*cr ton m Denver, and i I'kotbun Inu I**l hay from ?I2 to sll per Dm.—Ft. Collins Kxpvesa. Tlie remit heavy rains cauaed a mini kr of srrtou* wash-nils ami land slide* j along the different mountain roads A thousand fret of track is *ald to have hern lorn up In ihe Grand Canon where two rxlensl\e nlidrs occurred damning | up the river. At the close of last week the following i was the standing of the t»a*c liall clul» In lire Western league: Denver, won xi game*. I«»*t II: St. Joe. wonts, lost ill; Leadvllle. won SI. lost l?»; To|eka J won 'JO. hail ‘Si. Uncoln. won IS, lost «•». ■ j 1-ravenwort, won 12, lo,t SI. j Cherry Cn-ek got on the ram|sige. | again recently . Iluilrrds of Denveriti** • sU»*l on the bridges and bank* to see ' the mail floml. and flna!i) went to lied : comfortably, the flood going down with out doing any particular damage. 'Flic ■ torrent lasts'! aliout three hours. Rangely Notes. Tills place appeared quite lively this j , week l»v the artival of several learns . loaded with lumlier from Ashley for Mr. Colthorp’s building, and had our worthy commissioners seen to tbe making of the road from Aleeknr to Ilaogety. this and numerous oilier things now in demand at Ilaugelv ] might lie conveyed there from the east end of the county lu place *»f having to S send to Ashley for them and enable the ’ merchants at Meeker to di.*|*>*c of some , of their goods in that direction. Farrell Mnlatughlln and John Sweeney jtwo of Dougins creek’s cattle kings, paid Hangely a visit this week on their | way to Ashley where they contemplate i • purchasing cattle with which they in tend to increase their herds, and after | testing the gum! things served up at ! the Hangely hotel resumed their Jour* ; ney. I Mr. 11. I*. II Ill's boy is fast recovering | from Ids late illness I The funeral services of the late Mias i Anna Bell Hill Us*k place here on the | JHh of July in the presence of the rela i lives and friends of the departed who come to pay the last tribute to the re i mains of a young lad? whose life had I lieeu so full of promise and who. during tier residence amongst us had gained so • manv friends, who now lament the loss of one whose ('hrlst lan character was an I example to all. The deceased was the L only sister of Mr. C. Hill, the reiq>ocUMl » postmaster at Hangely and the l»e --i reavemenl he has sustained is one he t feels deeply. MikkDhcm. > J. W. MUCUS. N. MAJOR. J. W. HUGUS & CO., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in AND DRY GOODS AND General Merchandise, W MEEKER, COLORADO. \ We Have the Largest Stock in the County, and Buy Exclusively for I Cash From First Hands, and are Therefore Prepared to Make Low I Prices. It is Our Aim to Keep a Full , Stock of Everything Usually Found in a General Store, and by Fair Deal* lingto Merit Our Share of the Pub lic Patronage. * ALL ORDER! PROMPTLY FILLED. pr i asm raid roa <oi nt% wabbbbants THE MEEKER HOTEL Mrs. S. C. Wright, Proprietress. i THE BEST ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC. Day Board, E2. By the Week, EIO. II In Connection With the House is the Hotel Bar, Which is Always Well Supplied With the Best of Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Beer, Etc. » ALSO FEED AND SALE STABLES, For tlxe Accommodation of til© Fixblio. Horses Eitlier Sts/tolecL or 1 Peistured. •IMS HARP, MANACEN. M’HATTON & SHERIDAN, f * MEEKER, COLORADO. I > Dealers in Finishing Lumber, Sid ing, Flouring, Ceiling, Lath, [| Moulding, Shingles, ’ &c., &c. r t i ' w. are Now Prepared to Pill all Ordara on the ahortaat 1 Possible Notice. (I |?r AlMspomml (ilvrs «• Casli Bills f*r Lssibrr Front Hill Frlres._ ) *f — ■» » HOTEL QLiBNWOOD. OLBNWOOD SI’HINOB, OAKFIELD COUNTY. COI/L I * 6ELDER & ENZENSPER6ER, PROPRIETORS, II ;; Hates, es.oo For Day, "l SPECIAL RATES TO RANCHMEN AND CATTLEMEN. 0 ! t« r lb*Miisrnr» For Rhim-Ii And rs(ll»in*n. fl^S PRICE. TEN CENTS.