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YOU III—NO. 0.
J. If. irutiua. N. MAJUIL
J. W. Hugus & Co.,
BANKERS,
MEEKER, - - - COLORADO.
Tnuiwrt • G*'*-nil llniiklnjf Ilualnt-M.
lit* in »i t*rl»*- |mhl fi>r <'oiinly Warrant*. In
'm-M mllmwcl uu Tiiih- Dt-|KMiU. Dixit*
drawn on Kitan-rn Clttea mii<l Knru|»o.
Corrt’*|Miniti'iiiß. KouuUc ttnw.. Near York;
rimt Nutlunal Honk. Oinaba; Colnnnln
Katlorml Hunk, Denver; J. W. Ilujpn k Co.,
ItaalUia, Wjo.
Collections rr«M|>«lr Allradcd I*.
THE
Glenwood National
B-A.ITIC,
Gleavood Springs, Colo.
Capital, SIOO,OOO.
JOBS L. McNEIL, PmiJcnt.
J. 0. OSGOOD, Vlte-PrMident.
0. N. GBEIO, (Juhicr.
A General Banking Business
Transacted.
Mnnejr to L<mn on I'aterablr Trrwi.
Amiuiiit of nifi« bant* Mtt-I In-lirMuaU r«»
ipnKultr •utlettrd. It «.f t milt for
UnaKrtNunioUilnii »l numuirn.
First National Bank
OP ULILN'XYOOD HPUINOH.
Capital, - - - *Sioo f ooo
J. J. IIAQBItWAM. .... I‘rr-sl l< lit.
W. il Dbtbuccx. • • Vlev-I'reaMoat.
J II I'uuu. I a• tii
A friH'ttl llankliiß atnl follo-iloa lantnm
tr«ns«.<.'l llu) «tnl sell Kwrvlfn
■o*l Dumrstic Kirhaiwe.
J. M. TMONXTOX,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
MKKKKIt. COLORADO.
jjtasi. MRirtu.
RIAL ESTATE ACBNT.
Ranches lou|til and Sold.
Irsaas sa Rent Ratal*.
MKKKKIt. ■ - • COLORADO.
I
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CIVIL ENCINEER.
U. S. Deputy Land Surveyor.
cui'irrr ik'iivbyoil
orriir,
No | Park Avenue.
, MF.KKF.It. • • • COLORADO.
j j. m wovr,
DENTIST.
OBrs earner Pirk A venae and Potirlb
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MEEKER. • • • COLORADO.
JOHN T. ftMt'MATRs
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
<t.
OLKXWOODSPHINUM. • • • COLORADO.
■ (serial Alirnllnn to Munlnrea Before
lII* r. I. Ulid Ofllr e.
J Im HOMiKI,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
llAlf lt*-»t«l*-r r. H. I jtiwl UOInM
•(serial Alirnllnn f.lvrn la I7nlled
Alalre Land nffirs llttsliirso.
0 LBN WOOD SPRINGS. • - • CO IX) HA DO.
JO!*. XV. TAVlxm. BD. T. TAYLOU. j
11. T. BALU.
TAYLOR, SALE & TAYLOR,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
OLEXXYOOf) SPRINGS. - - • COLORADO.
■prrlal Attention to Pre-lini|illaM and
Irrigation Laws.
J.| KNM V A. WILDIIH k,
NOTARY AND CONVEYANCER,
Herald Office, Meeker,
nl'tnVd kept !n Meek T npn| <»mwn nml
THE MEEKER HERALD.
Our Inning.
Last week w« thought we had given \
our ru.ulct* llu* lliial chapter on the late t
(Jin troubles hut Ihu inischievioua, tin- \
truthful and misleading statements of | r
a few of our c*mtein|N)rarh*s compels iib, I >
in defense of Lite citizens of White j t
river, to refer to the matter once more. <
Among the false statements now go j
ing Ihe rounds of some of the Slate and t
I. intern pupt-t* is our purporting to give (
the oi igiliul cause of the late trtiuhle. t
1 his story, we believe, originated ut the |
Agency, where numerous other ful*e t
stories have (trig ilia ted, und was given ,
puhlicitv In an obscure Denver pu,>er i
culled the Democrat, and is to the effect ,
that the Indian* and cowboys had a t
horse rare, each side putting lip so many 1 ,
head «sf horse* on the nice; that the ! j
Indians won, and that the whites re-1
fused t»» give up the horse* won by the ' <
Indians; that the latter look the horses |
and ran them off after uiglit. and thut ;
tin* white* hud the Indian* Indicted j
for horse stealing in consequence.
Now there is not a grain of truth in
tins story. The farts connected with
the llndtng of indictment* uguinst the
Indiuns Slievalo and Pintail Frank
were as follows: Slievalo and I'iutali
Frank stole two horse* from a man
ia*n» llammond. living near Rangely, \
und. witli a lot of otiier horses, sold |
them t<* George Toedt and J. M. Woods.
A* soon as Toedt and Woods fountl the J
horses were stolen they turned them
over to Uunimond and made the Indians
replace the stolen stock with horse* out
of their baud. The Indians did not'
deny stealing Hammond's horses, but
ius Hammond hud recovered hi* horse*
1 and Toedt und Woods hud In-cii nut!*-.
! tied, they thonglit that ended the mat*
■ ter. It didn't end the matter, however.
!a* far a* Hammond was concerned, lie
knew that if u white man Wn* caught
| stealing horses hi* chance* of going to
t'uuoii City for a time were favorable,
und lie could not sec why the law nhotild
i mil apply in the case of an Indiana*
1 well a* II white mail, so he brought the
matter lielore the grand jury at the last
session of that body and indictments were
I found against the above named Indiuns.
The pu|»ers were placed in the hands of
Shell!! Kendall for service and that of
ficer endeavored to arrest the Indians ns
he wus in dutv htuml. Whether he ex
ercised proper discretion In tho ills- 1
churgeof Ids duty is a limiter of second- •
ary tiupoitanrc. In It> lug to serve the [
warrants he met with resistance on the :
part of the Indians, heticc the trouble
that ensued.
The original cause ami the starter of
tho late rumpus was the attempt of the
Harm* Warden of this district to arrest
a minil*rr of Indians for violating the
•* •*—— •*--• \
wa* a clamor last winter for the passage
of a law that would protect llie fast ills
apprrlug game of this State, and In re
sponse to the demand*of the public that ]
measure* should be taken to protect and
foster the deer, elk ami antelope Ural
are indigenous to the mountain* and
forests of Colorado, the la.-gislalur«>
|nis*4'«l the present game law, und at
the Hist meeting of the Roanl of the
County Commissioner* of this county
after the new law went into effect the
Commissioners appointed game w ardens
In the several districts of the county.
Instructing the waniens to enforce the .
new law.
The settlers of tills valley at once
commenced living up to ami otieyttig
tin-law. Not so the Indians. Colorovr’s
hand came up from the lower country
ami went to slaughtering deer for the
hides, ns has been their custom for the
{List t wo or three years. This exasperated
the settlers ami complaint xvas made to
the game ward* ii concerning the doings
of the Indians. This ofllccr had war
rants issued for the arrest of the Indians
and in attempting to arrest the red
violators of the gnim* law the llrst col
lision took place between the Civil au
thorities of this county amt the Indians.
ll will In* r**iiifinlN*red by our readers
who have kept track of the main events
in the late tumble, that on Tuesday.
August Util, the attempt was made by
the game xvardeii and a number of ,
deputies to at rest these Indians and i
that the Indians resisted, one of their ;
number tiring at tin* game warden’s
! party, xthlcli lite was returned, wound- 1
lug several of tin* Indian*, ll will also
In* reuiemtierrd Hint on the morning fol
lowing till* affair I ncoinpaligri* Colo
row, brother of White River Colorow,
rode within shaking distance of the
warden's camp and told the whites to
come on; that the I'tes were fifty strong,
and after llring Into the whites risk*
awnv. This hostile proceeding on the
part of Uncoinpuhgre Colorow was taken i
as a declaration or war by the w bites.
> in fact there could lie no other construe*
tion put upon it. I <
| This was the beginning of the late i
. I’te war. What followed is a matter of i
| history. i
| The Colorado Springs Gazette ha* i
; seen tit to abuse and misrepresent the
' people of this community in u most i
outrage* milliner. And why Y For no i
I other reason, ns far a* we can see, than j
that we np|H>ah*l to the State for aid ]
| when threatened with an Indian out- i
I break. We did not apply for assistance |
until the necessities of the case do- .
tnamled it, and not until white settlers f
had ls*en ilred on on three different oc- |
casions. . 4
The Gazette states that the people of I
Meeker lie<l to get out the troops. There
is not a particle of truth in this asser-t 1
tion. Nor can tlie Gazette liml any i
grounds on which to huso such u vile |
statement. Instead of trying to provoke i
nn Indian outbreak, ns this paper in- t
sinuate*, the citizens of Meeker and the <
White River Valley did all in their *
|Niwer to prevent such a calamity, even r
going so fur as to u*k Sheriff Ketidail «
not to attempt to «ervo the warrants he x
MEEKER, COLO., SATURDA’MSEPTEMBEIt 17, 1887.
thieve*. The people here, although ;
they suffered for years at the haml* of :
the Indian*, would rather have suffered l
for years to cotue than have risked a
war xvilh the Indians, which would have <
wi|>ed out the accumulations of years of |
toil. As to the asset'turn, inode by the
Gazette, that Sheriff Kendall and his
jmissu were a gang of horse thieves,'
there is m> ground for such an iiuwar- !
ranted charge, it is true that a gang I
of horse thieves followed in the wake of
U»tli the sheriff s force and the lumps
und that they did not coniine their I
o|M*rulioiisto L'le |M>uics i*a we 11 attested
fact. The country wus full of nlrangers , 1
(who came from nobody knows where)
' during the late trouble, und that they j
' didn’t eoine here for the country '* g«Mid
! is fully reulued by this time.
I After reuding, in the Gazette, some
of the tirades of uliuse ami calumiiy
j hea|H*d on the citizeus of this necliou
und ever>bod> from the tioveriiur dnwu
j who wen* In any way connected with
I the recent trouble, the reader who wns [
not familiar with the affair would
naturally think tiiat it wus tin* white*
who were making a raid on the jieuce- j
fill und law abiding Indian to depuv<v
him of his home, stock und land*. Such
is not the case. Ou the contrary Just
! the up|Nisiie state of ultaii* existed piior ,
ito the late trouble. Ami while Colorow
and his follower* ilid not actually at-1
j tempt to take |si*se»sioii of the land, al-,
though they claimed it. they did not
hesitate to tear down fences and turn
( loose their large held* of |»oiiica on the
meadows of nuichmeii ami run off the
horse* ami kill stock belonging to both
i uiicn mid stockmen.
I In the eyes of our highly moral (?) and
, virtuous Colorado Spnog* contetnorury j
■ it wus all right a* long as the Indian
was allowed to run at huge. d**f>ing the
law and doing il* he plea*4*l, hot wus all 1
wrong and a great sin when the settler
took step* to assert ids rights to tin*
land* lie ha* purchased from the Govern
ment and i* paxitig taxes thereon.
The Gazette, in its eugenics* to make
war on the settler* ami champion the
cause of the "poor Indian over km**
one very tmpoilunl fact, namely, that
this country was thrown o|a*ti to settle
ment. several year* ago, to white settlers
and not to I'tes. For information ou j
tins point we refer the Gazette to the
[treaty of June l.». I**i. whereby the I
• I'tes reded their land* in Northwestern
j Colorado to the Government and the
same was thrown o|ieii to settlement. ’
! In this treuty II was stipulated that as
j land was taken up by pre emjrtois the
money arising from such pre-empt tons
should Ire turned over to the Indians
(who were to lake up their residence on
the Clotah reservation) for tlirir use
|*i*cd of for less than il .»» prr acre, in ;
the light of these fart* we would like to
know who lias the best right to this
, magnificent piece of land "f 'Hie settler
who lias Udight and paid for Ins land, j
i* improving nml making a home for |
tiiuiMdf ami faiull). or thn nomadic ami
worthless Indian who ha* sold the land,
got his money and should have !>eeti out
of the cmintiy long ago. had tlie Govern- i
mi nt given Its attention to the iiumer-!
ous |a*tillons sent to U'u*hingtoii during
the | wu»t few year* praying for tho re-,
iiiov.il of these Indians
• Now, to sum up. Colorow’s band »f
j I’tes hail no moral, legal or any other
rights in the W hile River Valley, and |
the |N*>ple would have drove them out
long ago had il not Imi'H for the fear of
creating an outbreak. We did not try i
to provoke a ipiarri I with them, a* ha*
(•ecu asserted, hilt, seeing that the
Go\*enimeut would not remove them,
did try to make them amendable to the
laws of the State the same as white
men. believing at the same time that a*
any thing resembling law ami a coin .
phiince with its mandate* wil* odious to
them, they would pick op their traps
ami head for the reservation. And for
thus endeavoring to enforce the civil
laws of the State and assert our rights
to tlie land we own we are referred to
hy that Christian and saintly prevarica-1
, tor, the Colorado Springs Gazette as a,
gang of horse thieve*. Well, wu can
stand the fabe statements, calumnies
ami Jib* of surli p.i|M*rs as the Gazette
with much more equanimity ami forti
tude than w e could Colorow. The former
will not hurt us in the eyes of un- j
prejudiced ami right thinking |N*ople. ,
1 The latter was a constant menace to oilr
1 welfare ami detriment to our advance
ment. I’eople can now settle In thin;
valley with a feeling of security from ,
Indian depredations that was entirely j
wanting previous to the late "un-,
pleasantness.” The Indian I* gone for
ever from the haunt.* that used to know
him well. If the Colorado Spring* peo
ple think Colorow and his followers
I didn’t get a upturn deal on White river
they will liml Colorow and Id* hand ou
: the reservation in l tali. They can get,
j Colorow and his followers and colonize
them in El Faso county. Tlie old chief
would, no doubt, feel quite at home in
a community where the Eastern love
and veneration for the Indian ha* taken
such deep root. Tho other New Eng
land virtues, which S4*em to flourish
and glow so luxuriently in the Gazette's
bailiwick, such as "don't look at my
sin* tail allow me to |N»iul out your s and
show you how giieviotisly you have sin
ned!” hypocrisy ami lying might have
j n bcueHcial effect on Colorow.
I The statements made by some of ,
! the members of the Colorado Springs
militia company that Sheriff Kendall's ;
I»o.h»o xvas “mostly cotn|NMH.*d of cow-. i
ardly and brutal cowboys’’ is n* false as ;
any of the lying statements that have :
etninated from tho Ki Faso tnetrojMili* |
since the late Ute trouble broke out. 1
There xvasu t acoxvhov in Sheriff Iven-,
dull's outfit at Rnugeiy. The cowboys 1
who took part in the affair were tinder
• . r Wetter K.
UiMuly. ohu of our murtt i iu- t
zwtia ami u wcultlijr i'ti.tt , i
Ui«y noted Ilka llw K* Uwy ur«
wo have only to lofor tWlnini 1. 1 ■ 1 11?
or uny or ll»> Denver orMmlvlliu of- |
Ucera. Tlie cold w«lor tie miy there i
! won only live of tlielr eW»Ui m tho .
Unlit. JiiilKlnir from dW‘ , tn.pliii-»"
(Indian camp |iluudcr| ■buhl look i
from the Hold of cnruegp n ■ would i
have thought they weregp into tho
Uglit. The Hve evldeutDWklu'l over- i
look nny “beU.- (
■t
Congremmnu Byrne, eeagp"- original
J cmnie of the Ute Die tHbl" in UiU
county him been tbe ■fcuo of the
j IndiHti di-imrtmeut to keMklm Indluim
on tlie roHcrvatlou. Ur.fcn tnu bin
Uarlugß correct. 9
STOCK AND RANGE NEWS.
Herman l*felffer, of tbv.555 outrit
on Rear rlvtf, hM on a
busfnesA’frfp.
! - ni« Lilly Pnrknotfllnlry outm. ere
gotliorliig bcof end branding tu Coyote
lkn.ui till. week.
| Tbe cattle market U (redually iui
lirovlng. Al Denver en edvm.ru of -Ju
to .70 ceuU |ier too I, enuouni'.-d, tutd ut
< lilcugo II uluo muterielly adrunc-d.
I Tbe XT compem ere gatln-ring bet-r.!
I Till, mil 111 w ilt gut her about nine hun
drod head. |iurt of which they will dilp
1 10 Chicago anil part to Ibelr feeding
yunla al tilbbon. Nebra*ka
! The LO 7 end MV outnt* have
*tait«*l tu on tlielr fall xvork. Mr. l.oi
: lug, of tlie former. wIU have that com
! puny's work well li. ham I hebu** Icax lug
to Join his family at Santa Fo, New
| Mexico.
j Among the new brand* to I** found J
Jin this week's llkhai.d will Inj seen j
I that of the James Rrother*. of Axial, j
Colorado. The Messrs. Jam*** ate rul
ing a line grade of stock -both calth*!
and I torses. A span of three-) ear-old
horses recently sold by them In ought j
which is as forcible an argument
tu favor of raising flue horses a* any
man could wish.
Hail not alfalfa come at the time it;
did. says D. K. Wall In Field oral
Farm. Colorado would have ts-*-u in
jMNir plight ere this time to sustain its
animal life, 'lite native hay of tlie
country would mi more titan half done
it at this day. With the iutiodociion
of the wonderful plant cam*- the change
tu our agricultuial pr»-*perr.y. Mr. W.
would ruther have tlm altalfu of Colo
rado. acre for acre, than lia« e tbe corn
or grain crop of lowa, and • laitu* tin re
I* greater wealth in It ami gives better
sjitiafaction.
( u Atr
ami Colorado will send her s*ual quota
' t<> the great markela. It will be writ.
' therefore, for shippers to c>* talder every
liupniveil metis al In gathering their
steers that will save exprn-e. All uu
' uecesoary- handling uf lerto should be
avolde«l. for eternal shifting and chang
ing will nag and fret m*«e :'r»h fr»tu a
fsl animal than an ordinary drive
! Grass is givol and water plenty this
year, and with tbe stork markela grow
ing I tetter every day, then- is no reason,
if cam is used iu gatltrrmg. why I In*
year's shipment* shouldn't bring u g***d .
profit to tlie range cattle nu*cr.
A 11 or niter of reprment.itix*e cattle
men from almost every section of tin
range country assembled al Denvr r lost,
Saturday for the purpose of considering
the advisability of organizing a utuliml
a*MN-iatinn of beef pmliio -x. A series
of resolution* wen* Mlopte«l. whendn it
was resolved to incorpm.iti- under the
name of American Reef F«*»l; no cap ;
ital stock will lie issued, in divideinis
declared ami seek for no pwfit as an nr- i
gnnizalion; its object sh.ill in* to n<*o-m
--plish an inciease uf the .tel value u;-*i> ■
the beef ptißliicla of its ineinlienUdp; i
and the mode of proceedin'- is given in
detail. Active work will l**gln Is-fore
long, and we will have more to say
uln»ul it later oil.
J There are immense herd' of rattle in
Fiuguav and the Argentn •• C’onfexlera
tion wldch are kept fnun n- live compc
j tit lon with American led in tin? En
glish markets by the fart that thoy are
of such wretelied quality that no one
wants tlielr meat. Hut tin* cattle-own
ers In that far-away region are rapidly
realizing the necessity f«*r improving
tlie diameter of their dork, and for
some time |aut there has liecn an ac
tive movement of fmpftttpil cattle in
that direction from England. During
the month of July hist there were ex
ported from Enghu d sixty-llve Short
horns.of which six*- two went to South
Ann-rlrn. nml within twu months ulkhil
two hundred nml fifty Jlen-f**r«ls have
been exi*oitcd to the une country. It
will mu Dike long at (his rate to make a
decided impression uj*on the immense
stocks of the painpn**. ami afford some
good cattle for shipment. This coni in
ti lion must lie met some tiny, hut xve
have a long start in tlie way of cattle
improvement, and if xve keep on elim
inating the scrub and supplying his
place with animal* of improved blood
this generation will piobably not In- in
convenienced by competition fnun lie
low- the equator.—ltn rdera’ Gazette.
Inexperienced Bear-Hunters.
It is not generally known, hut it is a
fact nevertheless, that Morgan Edgar ,
and Frank Horton i *wted in n treo in <
the Lime Kiln mountains a few days
ago. How they came to select such a
singular place to pa** the night came
nlmut fo this wise : It liecamr known
some days ago Uial Morgan Edgar xvas
going Fast in a week or two to spend
tlie winter, nml Captain A unit and
, Frank thought it. would be the proper
caper to invite Mr. Kdgarovcr to the [
Lime Kiln country t" partici|Nite in at
b*»*r hunt before he departed for the.
1 ik-sulate shores of New Jersey. A party ,
[consisting of Cap Armit. Mr. Ftlgar, ,
Frank H.irton ami Knit Farker xvas]
I gotten up and started out in tin* early ,
part oil his wr**k b»r tho bear country.
On reaching their destination the party
discovered lots of boar sign, hut, al
though they hunted diligently for sev
eral days they were unable to bag airy
game, lit the meantime the hunter*
ran out of provisions ami Messrs. Fdgar
und Hurtou were dispatched to town for
a fresh supply. They bought u Mick of
Hour, home hcamt, bacon, egg*, butter,
canned fruits, a *ma!l keg of molasse*.
und some l*eer, which they put ou the
pack saddle und started back for eamp.
As they htarU*! late, darkness came on
them l»cfore they reached their dehtiua
tion they concluded to camp for tlie
night. They selected a nice k|m»l near
some tall trees ou this hide of the moun
tain, iiiutuddU-d tim horses, pul the |*ack
at the foot of u tree and prepared to
make things comfortable.
Morgan led the hona-sloa spring near
by to water them, and to hobble them
where there was grass, ami Frank went
skirmishing for dry wood to make a lire.
They returned to their camping place
together, and xveie grievously surprised,
ll wu* dark, but lhe\ could see that
something wiii the matter in camp us
they came through the hrudi. When
they emerged into tie* cli-ariiig a big
. piebald lump of something came rolling j
toward tln-m. It growled in u very ter
rif)iug manner, and it was too big to be
stopped by revolver bullets.
Moigaii and Flunk bad no weapons |
other than their revolvers, nml they did
not try to stop the singular monster. \
. Morgan went up the nearest tree and ,
J Frank threw In* armful of wood al tlie
[ | teluld object and skip|Ni|. He got up
another tree, jm»l in lime to e»cu|>e u |
xlctous blow* of a |raw that mail.- the
latk Hy.
) The piebald object gt«.\vlt*l ami went
luirk to tin* place where the provision*
j had been left. Th • two men in the tr«***
then imele out txxo large animals rolling
arid tumbling atsmt In ramp. Thev
were black and white, but the arrange- j
tueul of color seemed to In* variable. J
Tho more thev rolled the bigger grew 1
tho white patches. Tln-y were evidently I
having a great deal of fun with some*
thing. Morgan started down from Iris
|>rrrh to itixedjgatc. hut lit* Imnil l * loath- .
a noise, and Frank shouted lo shin l>u<-k
up the tree, lie g.>t Itack One of ihe
thing* in black and white g.illo|xsl j
luinlN*riiiKl> toward thn tree, ina<le a
*!ap al 11, and went Itack.
\V hen the mo m cairn- up and the light
struggl'd through tlie tn-es. Frank and
Morgan saw two large grizzly ttenrn
making a wreck of tho things tu camp.
1 SS.— L.A Sbmliml Im .«• n( lit# 1
mnlamni keg. rlpjwd nj«rrr the flour hag.
smash'd the eggs, eaten the huroii. and
! got themselves smeared with blitter
and molasses. As they rnllrd at»out on
their liaeka trying t«* discover some way
[ of getting at the Inside of lire lieer ls»t
ties, they covered themsetvrn with Hour
that stuck •«> the molasses. The men
1 tu the tree* tried th«ir revolvers on the j
I rears, bill til'* excitement and exertion |
l.ad rattl'd tln-ir nerves, ami their shot-'
told only 'N-casloually. The re«ult of tin* |
tiring xvmh to bring I'otb Itrar* gniwllng |
! to the tree*, and in their rage they made j
efforts to climb up that were not so ate
nudly iiuMn-ce>.*fu| a* to In* reassuring. '
Morgan mid Frank concluded that il
would In* safer to let the bear* run the
I camp in their own xvny for the rest ut [
tbe night.
Tin* molasses orgie laded until near
daylight, and the two men were about'
ready to drop from their perrhes when j
j they saw the diireputable l<»*kmg level- j
lers pick tliems«*lve* up nml move away.
, In rolling about thu lN*ars Imd got their
! races covered w itti a mas* of molasses. J
1 leave*, dirt, nml forest debris, and were ,
; nearly blinded. They hltmdere<l through
tlie rhapparal. liuin|*ed their liead*
against trees, growled at every bump,
ami made n great row getting away. A
series of furious growls and the crash
ing of branches told tlint they had g>ui'*
head Hrst over the brink of a precipice
near hy.
Then Messrs. Fdgar and Harton drop
ped to the ground. When the stiffness
«»f their limb* wort? away, they drank a
l*»tt!e «»f la*er each, caught their horses
and cleared out for tho camp of the
hunting party, where they related tlielr
experience, and. after a hasty breakfast, j
returned to the scene of their recent ad - j
venture, accompanied hy all the mem
bers of tim hunting parly heavily I
armed. The trail of the bears was fol- i
lowed until tlie spot was readied where
tlu-y had tumbled over tho cliff and on
looking down llu* other side Captain
Ann i l discovered both lienr about one
hundred yards beloxv wedged between
two Inigo rocks apparently dead. The
I toy* lost no time in getting down to
where tho bears were laying which
proved to In- two of the largest grizzlies
ever seen in this part of tlie country, i
Knell had several bullet hoi'** ill hi* car ’
chs*. hilt whether tin* hear* died from
the effects the bullets. Hie fall over tho
precipice, or from di*ap|*»intincnL at
not getting away with the beer was a
fM'itiL the boys could not settle among
themselves, but Captain Armit proposes
to pot together a number of our most
eminent bear limiters ami have tills
l*»inl settled. Messrs. Fdgar and liar
ton jN-oiod the hides of tin* two monster
grizzlies und will keen thorn ns mementos
of the night spent in the timber on the
Lime Kiln mountain*.
A Gracious Apology.
Porter—-Gent, this wav please.
.Swell (whodislike* the word "gent”)—
By Jove, fellah. I’m no gent!
l’orter (in npparent confusion)—Hog
y’r pnrdon, Mis*, but y’r clothing de
[ reived ine.—Life.
J A lost plug lint Is “n long-felt want.” I
J. W. MUCUS. N. MAJOR
J. W. MUCUS & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
GROCERIES ANO ORY 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 PROMPLY FILLED.
jir nmi run ruit »»i >iv u iiimint* _jlj
THE MEEKER HOTEL.
HARR A WRICHT. Proprietor*.
The Beet Accommodations For the Traveling Public. Day
Board, $2; Bv the Week, SIO. In Connection With
| »»»•>«» •«. , |a AbwPM
Well Supplied With the Best of Wine*.
Liquors and Cigars.
AIX)
FEED AND SALE STABLES,
For tho Accommodation of the Public.
—The Cabinet —
Sample Room ancl Billiard Hall.
CORNER FOURTH AND MAIN STREETS.
3?. E. Welch, Proprietor.
BEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CICARS.
Imported Bottled 6oods a Specialty.
Private Club Rooms In Connection With the Bar.
McHATTON * SHERIDAN,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
LTjraucißEiß,.
Meeker, Ooloretdo.
Finishing- Lumber, Siding, Floor
ing, Ceiling, Moulding,
Lath, Shingles,
Etc.
Wc Carry a Full and Complete Stock,
and are Prepared to Fill All Or
ders on Short Notice.
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