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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. 11-NO. 21. I. HUOUH. N. MAJOH. J. W. Hugus Sl Co., BANKERS, MEEKER, • - - COLORADO. Tnuwt ft Uarnnl M»nktn* Hualne**. Illfbm priiv paid fur I’nuoty Wimiiii. It*- Uml tUiiWflil on Ttute |M-|M.a|ta. Draft* drawn on butarn Cltlw au>l K*in>|*-. I'nrTMIMHHIMIU, K'AHItBr- llni*., New York; PlrM Naltonal Hauk. oiuatoa; Colorado NaUooaJ llfttik. IlMivnr; J. W. Ilugua A Co., Mftwttoa. Wjo. . t’allMtlafta fraaiptli liUadM H». q w. kABBa.iBB, m. PHYSICIAN AMD BUROKOM. MEEKER. - • • COMMA WJ. nuna. REAL ESTATE ACENT. Ranches Bought and Sold. ksaas sa Baal Kata Is. MEEKER. - • - COLORADO. M. CLANK. CIVIL ENGINEER. U. I. Deputy Land Surveyor. COUNTY BUKVBYOH. •men, da ft huk A**muf. MEEKER. - - • CO IX) II ADO Q W.rOBMAd, CIVIL KNCINEER. U. t. Deputy Mineral Surveyor. Ilaatdaiiia oo Lwac Will. Hit rr at Moutk of l*tca ante Crwk PwlaNsa Aftdrsas, Raekar, fotaraAs. j a. arawv. DENTIST. AU brasrftra of *Wntal work dons In th* anal tftornuftfc and manurr aiul warranted to ba waartlp as rrjHwrtiiAl. Bit a rsrftsr •‘ark At mar and ftssnk fttmt, MEEKER. • • • COLOR A IK). JOHN L. NOftftA*. ATTORNEY AT LAW. OLCRWOOI) • • • COLORADO. Nnatnaaa la ißr l altad fttalra Land •Ira a fcpretaltf. JftMN T. INI RATK, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, OI.KNWOOImrHINOI*. • • • comß A DO. Rprrlal Atlaallaa tw Baathra. Briar* tßa ft*. ». Un4 ON. r. JfOMKMT RAttlKB, PORTRAIT ARTIST. Plratf laaa Wark and ft*rlrra Baaaes. ahla. CONXRK HF.VRNTH AND MAKKRT »«T*. IVTallanl Man* (•amflaa of r. w. OKROORY. J. O. DOFF. Gregory A Coff. CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS Plans furnished and Cloae Eatlmatas Made. anriAt. A-nnimo!* oivbn t» tiik nrit.nivfi or itA.tcii ilocrw*. PRIVATE Boarding HOUSE. Park Ave., Meeker. MBB. GEO. O.'WAGKLR, Proprietress. Threw* desiring « hnmo-ltku plni • ill ftotl ill tlie above just What tbev ihh.rc. The State Tax Levv. We called attention Home weeks ago to the suit brought. in the gupruiue Court of the State, by the Attorney Geueral, to enforce u levy in fxwift of the Constitutional! limit. If pluiu Eng lish can be coustruetl to meuu what it says any school l*»y would have given the h.tma opinion which the highest court nr tlie State has been called 11(1011 to (jive. The decision of the court was, a* a matter of course, thut the State in stitutions are State property and are embraced iu tlie levy for ‘•State pur poses,” und u hatever wus usscssed for those Inst it utioiis must come out of the four mills levied—which is tlie limit thut cun be levied when the aiuu-H-ed valuation within the State exceeds one hundred millions. We would like to know whether the excess over four mills fo r . Bute purpMs mm levied In Garfield county ? A Colorado View of the Measure. 'Hie following udtiri*ss has lieen issued by J. A. Cooker. President of the Colo rado Cattle Growers* Association re gurdiug the hill receuth lulriKliicetl iu the Senate, creating u commission to deal with coutairioiis cuttle diseases. Thu full text of the hill iu quetiliou is to lie found Iu another column ot Tiik II Kit ADD. OI’FD'K OF TIIK COLOUAIKI i Catti.k iiiimvi i:s’ A-mm iation. * Dknvi:ii. Colo., IH*c. Ist. |Ss*l. \ T» lie* .s«-iMlMra ait I ll*iinsriiuii»i a in Cbo ftfa-sa n»*<-uil.|<-.|; Gksti.kmkn—l would respectfully represent that hv the authority of the Executive Commitu*e of the Colorado Cattle Growers' Association that the liill iccenliy iut induced by Senator Warner Miller, of New York, provid ing for the establishment of a commis sion authorized to deal with the <pies tiou of contagious hoviue disease*. will iw»t meet tlie demands of the cattle in dustry for protectiou. but that the law creating the Ihireaii of Animal Industry should lie amended enlarging the |**w • ep» of the bureau, to the cm! that tlie practical knowledge acquired l»y Its ofllrers and agents in the Investigations mode by them, couhl Im at ouce utilized for the safety and protection of Ameri- 1 ran rattle. The provisions of the atsive mention.il bill, omitting the section creating the rommiMion. are not objec-1 tlouatile, hut slMHiid tie mode by amend-1 lueiit a part of the llureau Animal In-, dustnr. J. A. C«m»i-ku. President Colorado Collie Growers As sociation. A Good Word for Stockmen. Most (R-ople have formed their ideas of the puhlir lands and land law-* upon the lauds of the Eastern. Middle. South* ern and Northwestern rilates. Iu the regions in which the soil Is naturally made fertile hy rain. au»w and tiintier. 1 and is preserved from the leeching Im poverishment hy a *iih«oj!. wlitcli makes a quarter section sufllcient for a g.«*l farm, from which ils *onti as the settler ran plow he can gel a ls>unliful return from the wealth of nature. These conditions marie the gift of ion acres of land try tlie government » pro vision D»r a family. on which Industry could soon find support, and could grow into sutnlantial wealth. The pr**-emp tioti and homestead lans were lomil iq*- on this natural fertility of the land; also . the limitation of single entries to a quarter section. Hut these laws are so unllllliig to the dry plains of the West and Southwest, that such industries ils sxist there upm the land exist hv nulli fying the land laws either by fraud or hy a Itold appropriation of the public lands. They who have always lived in a country of fertile laud aiyl seasonable rains and snow* ran not think of the poverty of a country in which nothing hut tho scantiest hcrliagegrows without irrigation. And they who have hoard the word irrigation think it a charmed word, which easily convert* a desert to a garden. Their minds do not Like in that streams of water and tlie united action of Inhabitants, capital and (aw are requisite to the construction and management of iriigatiug works, and that with all these their limitations aie narrow. .Such a laud is unity to a settler lis like saying to him : Go West, take up a quarter section, dig a canal to some remote stream, and then plow and grow* up with the country. A vague idea |i:i.S in the civilized parts of tho country that these plains are pustule lauds; that Kiev have a kind of grass which grows without moisture, and thut the cattle business is a great thing, lint what chance have the cattle ranging under land laws which limit one man's entry to one hundred and sixty acres of land, of which as much as thirty acres are needed hv each head of cattle? Tills would allow the cattle growing settler live head of cattle, with a |»ast lire too poor to allow dairy pro ducts. Nor Is this the worst. It is found that this grans of arid growth does not bear feeding down. It has not the re newing power of grass of watered lands. Even on the great ranges it is running down so that it is not a sufficient pro vision for winter pasturing. And now the cnuieiucti have to face the necensitv of winter reeding. All this nfTords a rich prospect to the settler to go west and enter a homestead quarter-sedlon, and grow up with the country, with flvs MEEKER, COLO., SATIESDAY, JAM’ARY 1. ISS7. head of cattle, if he can dig a ditckjj some stream to irugute uu acreortlflj of olfaira gross to help them UirogjpH the winter. I The cattle business In all that reMl subsists by lawlessness upon the lakfl laws, which in justitUble, because ■ won necessary to the existence of am productive industry. The simple law-1 IcaaiicsH is the appropriation of the puM lie land without any pretense of rightfl These rangers have u code which in s|R*ct.s one another's appropriations, ba| this is a state of war. and is growiapl hunter hi maintain against new-coineCM and disputing claimants. 1 S*Blk ml l«ks A. UIRS. I It is with regret that we aie called] upon hi chronicle the death of John A* j Irogan. which occurred lost Sondag. JdDtoj tnkmn. lie had tieen troubled Win acute rheumatism for some time peal, and until last Saturday was thought to Im* of no serious consequence. The Im mediate cause of Ids demise was r lieu luatism of the la-ait. (John A- Isigon was (Mini iu Jackson county. Illinois, where he received a common school edit cm thin, and suhae queidly graduated at tlie IsNdsvillr University ; unlisted a* private In the Illinois Volunteers and ts-carue tjuar temiastcr iu the war with Mexico; was elected t'leik of the J.U.*k*oll County Court in |sl »; studied and practiced law; was elected to the legislature of 1 Illinois in I'iV!. '.VI. ’.Vi. and 7»7 : wa.*> i'loset'idiug Attorney from |M.Vi to 1R57., w as a I'resideutiar Elector in I8M; was elected to the Thirty-sixth and 'lTilrtv sevenUr Congresses; resigutsl anil en terrd the L'ulou Army a» Colonel, and j reached the ruuV of Mujor-Getinral In 1 the w.ir for the suppres«i(Ni of the re lielliou; was np|sMutrd Minister to Mex ico ill !*«»'•. hut dc« liiml ; was elected b» the Fortieth and Forty-Aral fongreases. was elected to the I'oitrd Slates Senate os a Repuhlirati. to succeed Richard Yates, Itepuhhcan. serving from March •I. IH7I. to Marrh 3, |s77; rvsum*s| tlie practice of law at Chicago; was again elected h* the (’tided States S*-uate In IhTu and re.elechsl in and his term of office would of cxpirtsl March 3, |su|. —Ed. llkiiai.d.) GENERAL NEWS. WashingtiHi was nearly desrrtetl the l»asl week, owing to the holMlav recess of t'ongrees. laird Randolph Cliurchlll has resimaJ Ift tarn U m iHMkB SslHkSt, aAk msS~ ! lug a ruffie in Engllsli politics. 'Hie Senate lias confirmed tlie nomin ation of F. I*. Arbuckle, to lie Itrgistrr ; of the General l«and Office at Ifc-mer. 1 Mrs. Susaua Warren. |»*rliaps the old est |s*im»ii ill the I 'lilted Mates, if l»ot ' in tlie world, died lasi week at the age of I.m years, having I teen Isdn in 1740. A steiw slide occurTnl at Chalk i Itahcli. near la*ndvillc. one day lost werk. It rmi-iisl tin- Jh-nter and ICio 1 Grande ro.id two liuiulrr«l feet iu length and ten to tweiilv feel iu depth. |). \Y. Tomhliu ami W. It. Colvin, president and cashier icsprctively, of the Rank of Akron, Colorarlo. were ar rested last week, charged wllh crooked ness in connection with th** susiinudun ! «»f that (tank. The Itritisli ironclad ** iltan ran into and stink tin* French steamer VicJ toria. while tlm latter was It lug at 'anchor 1 in the Tagus. Tho Victoria had ”it intsoiis on iRMrd arid tlie most oi them wentdrownod. A great moiliillty Is re|toited nmong the cattle in the tveslem part *»f lowa, olio fanner re|R»rtlng the l**ss of Vi and ailolht-l of psi li'-Uil 111 ash ut time. It in iml known |M*sititely whether it In pleiiru-pneutnonla or not. is'iidiug an invesilgathtn. Koine Austrian statesmen declare that tlie maintenance of p *ace is entirely do- M-ndeiit ii|Mtii the action of the Czar, ami. ns he thinks, dehiuin tremens may at any moment eause him to commit an art of folly which would precipitate a war Mir Czar is said to lie in constant fear of the Nihilists, nml is suspicions of everyissly with whom he comes in contact. including even his own wife and childicn. It looks ms if the stmcjjle of tlie pres ent session of Coiigre-s was going to Ir that over the lOtcr-Htate Commerce hill. The rail mad cor|R>rations ha*l no expectation that the House and Senate would ever l*e able to come together on It. and they therefore sec with surprise tlinl their difTeiences have lieen settled by n Joint committee and a eomproiniM' measure preparwl which contains all the main features of troth bills. in the apex-side-11 no suit at Denver the apex llonds won tlie suit. Ry tins decision the side-line does not keep the miner from working iutootlmr property provided lie has ths apex of the velu on his property. The verdict was received nt Aspen with profound regret, ami it conics near knocking the Uittom tint of that town. A new tiinl has l* en askrd for.nml if not grant 'd an np|>en! will Is* taken to the Supreme Court of the United States. A solid man is Jonathan Mass, of Cambria. New York. In 1 kin hi* joint* lH>gun to stitlcn und grow into solid l»onc ; In IM7 he t**ok to Ids tied, and there Uu lies now. perfectly stiff, every Bint solid, unable to stir, unable to Baslicatu food, and blind. Yrt be eat- Nw heartiest food by suckiiig it into his pouth and swallow tug it whole lire MUstitutioual health U g«NKi. lie k*-*-i** gUIUM-lf informed on current topics, and pi likely to live many yeara yet. lie is law .Vi years old and weighs but seven- Bdive (tounds. Elite probability of the Fiftieth C-.n- IjpftM heiug convened iu extra scit-uou ul Snsarly day iu the spring is tieing din ■aaietl among public men ut Wunltiug ss. L'nlsss tbe present Congrttss shall Jftrmde some aieans of relieving tlie Bnasurv from the steadily increasing ■vpiua. It ia tlie lielief of some proiu- Bmi Dsmocruts that Congress will In pdlcd together to perform that talk. T>fuC thft high office;s of the lieasuty rt'.vs lie has no doubt of an extra im-hhlwu linli-sa this Congn-Vt sliull deal w nil the sir plus question. He expressed the opinion tlist tlie ('resident would con vene the FiftiethCoug 1 css within thirty du> s after the fuiuth <*f Match shoiiid tt- thing In* «I<niu Hi the way of relief for U - ituoNury l*y that time. Pulse of Horses. I In liorsus the pulse at rert t*ents forty tiim-s a minute. It muy Ir* felt wlier •'*-r a Urge artery crosses a bone. It m gnientlly (-xniuiiu-d in u horse on the c**d which rro*M*s oxer the Imue of the k wer jaw iu front of iu curved (ssiilioii 01 in the Isuiy riilge nlsive the eye. Any nmtvrial vuriatitm of the pulse from the Ifl.'im given al>*ve may Im* coiinidere*! a sU'ii of it %on indication of high fever or m ! fL nation ; if rapid, small ami \t*-nk. low |fitcr. !«• ot lilo>rl or weskm-ns. If si w, the probahilito-n |--n.t to Drain di***ase, ami if irrrgtiiur. t*» heart ti’ublrs. This l* one of tlie prtuci|*al at.-1 sure lints of the hralili of the animal. A Hunter's Adventure. V partridge hunter near Haitiey Sta tion. New itnmswiek. f**uml a >«»*mg b*-*r. arid aftrr quite a run succeedf-d 10 ta,4ured It are! start*-*! for rtvitizathui at a &|n pare, lie ha*l ••nix got a fexx rod* away when he found that it wn* a , ins* of grab game, for the old one iq ' |«er. rd upon the srene nml m onco t*«»k ' s luwl lu. or lather u paw. She seized lire -portsiuan with Udli paws, nml won go Hi# point of giving him a lux tug aqiaear when a bright id* s oci urre«l to bui. He pinched tlie cub and U*e us»- IN ih*A nk lM When the liesr caught 'dig again he repealed the trick with ibe same siicee-s. lie was afraid h* put :’.he rub down, ami no doubt would have ' *ad a hard rhatire for In* life had lie sit overtaken a team Hie driver j nok Mm In and the old tx-ar gave up .be rliosc. How Jews Kill Cattle. The custom of tor ||ei>rrw* <•( idling atll<-after tlie manner presetile-d h) tire Maaaio law,yccontly pr» hlhit*-*! 10 •.line parts of Get man) on the ground •f “cruelty to animals.' -ays the Nash ' .He Union, has 1-- u in vogue In that ity for year*. Accunllng to the Jew - *li law. which was lai*l down hy \| s. Iwi butcher Is allowed t«* kill Ids own I rattle Tills must lie done hy a fun**- ! tiottarv known hy the titleuf * j»li«»s|il-t." , tho rrcelvcs Ills title dir*-*lly fr*»in the I Jtftbli cong regal ion. A yea»'*»tudx is :-«|Ull*-*l hy the |*ers'»u to lit liiiii f«*r the piiiUon of ”aln»*het.'' Tim mamiei of -illinu as desciilNil h* a rejNirter by one ••f the butcher* win* practiced ih** cu min for many yean*, is quite tut re ding. 'Hie doomed animal's head I* drawn town to a ring iu th*- Hour, whereupon 4 rope is fastened to th*- creature’.* left land leg. which is then hoist* d up until 'tie body falls over iq»on it* -ul*-. thus . • -•mpfllmg the animal t«» stand ii|s*n It ( •re feet with its lieAd 1 •sting mi-mi It turns. At tlds juncture the sin»diet. .:me*l witli a long knif*. the hlrnlc of " hlch is some lw«> fret in lengtli ami as •'isrp as a razor, mlxuiiees to the ani mal's head and rub* his lintid over the neck In order b* Und a Mil place. This June, tie deftly tuid quit l.ly draws the deadly w*-jij -mi across the nuirnars throat. He is only allow e*l to make one ' cut and two slushes. No one is idlu ved to touch the animal until it has b.**l to <leath. Wiimi life is extinct it is laid upon Its hack to In* dressed. The nr\t thing done V*y the shoslici is to Inseil till* arm 011 vlio insiilc of the carcass ami ascertain whether the lungs am perfect ly free from the ribs. If such is found to be the cn.se. the hum- are drawn out. placed upon the table an I thoroughly tested in onler to nseertain tlielr c*mdl- Hon. for upon this *!c|nmi-!x tli«* liealth fulues- of the meat. The te-t Is nc compllslu d hy blowing up the lungs. If they are found to l*e air tight the sho shet attaches Ids official seal to the meat, ami no meat can Ire sold to He brew consumers unless so branded. Tho seal contniris the word “Kosher," printed iu Hebrew characters: The German Idea that the killing * ( cattle by this mrtliod is cruel is denied lire Jewish mode is said to !**• the l***st method, and that animals slaughtered In thin manner die a natural death. One good effect is that every drop of lil*hn| is run out of tlm carcass before it in dressed, ami the lung test would in-, stonily detect plcuro-pncmuouia. J. W. HUCUS. N. MAJOR. J. W. HUCUS A CO., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in AND DRY GOODS= AND General Merchandise, MEEKER, COLORADO. We Have the Largest Stock in the County, and Buy Exclusively for Cash From First Hands, and are Therefore Prepared to Make Low Prices. It is Our Aim to Keep a Full Stock of Everything Usually Found in a General Store, and by Fair Deal* ing to Merit Our Share of the Pub lic Patronage. ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. I*r « \*n ••aid mat «m vr% w uutiv rs _>] —-GRRND MENUE RESTMRWT CLENWOOD BPRINQS, COLORADO. MEALB SERVED AT ALL HOURS. Ail the Delicacies of the Season Con* 1 stantly on Hand. PATTON &, KENDRICK, Proprietors. Iln*itl*aiiiil| V'lirMt.U* .1 ■••>..m* Im l Biuirriluii M lII* llr.Unr.nl. THE MEEKER HOTEL., HARP A WRICHT, Proprlctoi?. TIIO Best Accomi'inclntloitG Tor tho Traveling Puh.ic. Day Board, 92; By tho Week. SIO. In Connection With the House is the Hotel Bar, Which Is Always Well Supplied With the Best of Wines, Liquors and Ciqars. A I,■«) FEED AMD SALE STABLES, Tor the Accommodation of the Public. GEORGE S. ALLSEBROOK, MEEKER, COLORADO. Dealer in Rough and Dressed Native Lumber, Ceiling, Sid ing, Lath and Shingles. All Orders Filled on the Shortest Possible Notice. ATTIX Sc BERGH. General Blacksmithing "W agonmakers. Wheelwrights, Horseshoeing A.ND BRANDMAKER9. PltlCE. TEN CENTS.