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YOL. VIII —NO. 23
THE MILLER HOUSE MARKET STREET, NEAR SIXTH. Building New. Furnishings New. Cuests are Assured Every Comfort and Courteous Treatment. RATES KEASOISTABLE Mrs. S. M. MILLER, Proprietress. P. F. Welch. B. D. J. McKeown. The IR-io Blanco SAMPLE ROOMS BILLIARD PARLORS AOEZTTS FOR THE Celebrated Coors 1 Solis Golden Cigars. Beer, Club Rooms in Connection. IMPORTED AND BOTTLED GOODS A SPECIALTY. Something New. Tourist Sleeping Car—Chicago to Bos ton via Wabash and Canadian Pacific Rvs—The Wabash railroad, in connec tion with the Canadian Pacific, has in augurated a new line of tourist sleeping cars between Chicago and Boston via Detroit and Montreal. Leaving Chi cago every Thursday on the fast express at 3:00 p. in., these sleepers run Ihiough to Boston via the Wabash to Detroit. Canadian Pacific to Nhwport via Mon tread. and thence to Boston via the Bos ton & Maine and Concord tV: Montreal railroads. Following is a schedule of the rates per berth from Chicago: To Detroit...s .50 To Petersborosl on London 75 Smith's Falls, 1.00 Galt 75 Wells River. 1.25 Toronto 1.00 Montreal . .. 100 Boston 1.50 Returning, these cars leave Boston even Thursday at 9:00 a. m.. arriving in Chi cago at 10:16 p. in. the following day. The tourist sleeping cars are upholstered, some in leather and others in corduroy: are fitted with mattresses, pillows, blan kets. sheets, pillow slips, curtains, car pet, tables, cooking range, etc., and will be in charge of n competent porter, who will make up the berths, keep the car neat and clean ami attend to the com fort of the passengers. These cars are patronized by the very nicest people. Reservations in advance will be cheer-1 fully made upon request. For further I information apply to your nearst ticket; agent, or address the undersigned. C. M. II ami'son, Com. Agent, 1227 Seventeeth St., Denver, Colo. Toys and a complete assortment of play-tliings for the little ones, at Hay & Walbridge’s. Colorado Midland Railway. For the holidays tickets will bo sold over the Colorado Midland between all stations, including Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, at the rate of one fare for the round trip. Tickets on sale at all regular stations on December :M, 25, 20 and 31, and January 1 and 2, good returning to January 3rd, inclusive. The excellent and convenient train ser vice, together with the cheap rates, make it possible, and pleasant for every body to take a trip. Full information from any ticket agent. 12*81. Important to Travalers. Jly taking the Burlington you have the choice of routes either via St. Louis or Chicago; also the advantages of the superior service and quick time afforded Shy their fast special trains leaving Den fiver daily at n a. m. and reaching St. Louis at 3:05 and Chicago at 3:45 the ftext afternoon, equipment tirst-closs and all meals en route served in the fa mous Burlington dining cars. For full Information call on any railroad ticket fiigent or address G. \V. Vallery, Gen. Fine Playing Cards. w Send ten cents in stamps to John Egebastian, Geifl Ticket and Pass. Agt., Bl'., H. I. & P. it’y, Chicago, for a pack &f the “Rock Island” Playing Cards. ,'i'hcy are acknowledged the best, and ■rorth five times the cost. Send money wider or postal note for 60c., and will mend five packs by express, prepaid. 12-3 A beautiful assortment of albums, at May & Walbridge's. The Popular Night Train •the Burlington flyer leaving Denver felly at 8:30 p. m.. arriving in Chicago &8:25 a. m. and St. Louis at 7:10 a. rn. fee second morning making close con fection with all fast trains for East and fefijjiutl). For full information call on fey railroad ticket agent or address CfeAV. Vallery, Gen. Agent, 1700 Lnr tmer street, Denver, Colo. Taken Up. '.'fep December 27,1892, one roan horse, t wife saddle marks, branded h on right ttfefei. The owner can have same by plßing claim and paying charges. IBMhrse can bp seen at mv ranch on THE MEEKER HERALD. Washington Notes. Our Washington correspondent says: Democrats here take no stock in the stories which Republican and mugwump newspapers have been circulating about the intentions of Senator Hill. The Senator himself has long ago given up the attempt to put a stop to the silly stories by dignifying them with a de nial, but a gentleman who enjoys con fidential relations with him, and who is probably as well acquainted with his intentions as anyone, except himself, said to me: “Senator Hill is first of all a Democrat, and you will make no mis take by asserting in the most positive terms that lie will do nothing in the I Senate that will be inconsistent with Simon pure Democracy. He will sup port Mr. Cleveland's administration as loyally as any man in the Semite, ex cept in the matter of appointing mug wumps or newly converted Democrats, of the Wayne Mac Veigh stripe, to office. If Mr. Cleveland nominates any of those men to important offices I predict that Senator Hill will endeavor to pre vent their confirmation by the Senate, but he will cast no vote against the con firmation of any man whose Democracy is unquestioned. Remember this pre diction. and see if time does not prove its truthfulness.” Here is a specimen of extravagant i and useless legislation, brought to light Iby members of the House committee ;on Appropriations: In the estimates : submitted for appropriations for the i next fiscal year by the War Department was one item of $050,000 for artificial ; limbs for soldiers. The large account , for this purpose suggested an invest!* | gation which brought out the fact that • up to the Fifty-first (billion dollar) Con gress. soldiciw entitled to artificial limbs were authorized every live years to re -1 ceive new legs or arms, or to take in ’ commutation $75 for a leg and SSO for an arm. During that Congress without any recommendation or request from j the War Department a bill was lobbied through bv the claim agents ring which j at that time collected about nine-tenths lof the commutation money, upon a big percentage of course, reducing the pe riod to three years (since then a rule of the department shuts the claim agents I out of this money.) It was also discov j ered that the original law was more than liberal, as an artificial arm will under usage last alife time and that a leg lasts from six to eight years; also that 98 per cent of those entitled to ar tificial arms and 78 per cent of those who were entitled to artificial legs regularly take the money Instead of the limb. Further investigation showed that if this claim agent's law had not been enacted the item would have lieen $75,000 in stead of $050,000. Quite a difference, eh? This is only one in stance—there are hundreds of them— showing how this Congress is compelled by the Yiscious legislation of the last Republican Congress to increase appro priations. It will take several years of Democratic rule and vigilant investi gations to get the expenditures of this government down to an economical, business basis, but it is going to lie done. Senator Morgan says that it was En glish influence, which is always for the single gold standard, that prevented the accomplishment of anything by the monetary conference, and fie thinks the same influences will have the same effect when it meets again in the spring. Senator Chandler is developing a ten dency to throw oratorical bricks around with all the carelessness which charac terized the sensational Congressional career of Benjamin F. Butler. While speaking in favor of the National Quar antine bill Mr. Chandler made a few remarks about the relations existing between Secretary Foster and other treasury officials and the North German Lloyd Steamship Co., the agents of which have been in Washington since the session began for the purpose of preventing legislation for the suspension of immigration. He also had some thing spicy to say to the prominent (Continue on Fourth Page) MEEKEB, COLO., SATURDAY, JANUARY 14. 1893. Financial Statement OF RIO BLANCO COUNTY, COLO., For Six Months Ending Decem ber ill, 181)2. DEIIT OF COUNTY JULY 1, 1892. I’ounty Bonds outstanding $14,100 (Kl Genera! Fund Warrants outstandiiiK («»ld Issue).. 14.57 T 15 General Fund Warrants outstanding (new issue). 278 05 Special Contingent Fund warrants outstanding... 68 02 Total, 8 59,318 22 CASH ON HAND JCI.Y 1, 1892. T«> Credit Redemption Pud $ 1,118 01 To Credit General County Fund (appropriated)... . 2,298 10 To Credit Speciul Contin gent Fund 830 25 To Credit Road Purposes Fund (appropriated) 1,429 49 To Credit Support of Poor Fund 33 43 To Credit World’s Fair Pd «« 91 Total ~~ I MOB H Net Indebtedness July 1. 1891 f.V1,512 91 WAUHANTS ISSUED ON GENERAL FUND Foil TUB SIX MONTHS ENDING DEC. 31, 1892. ON ACCOUNT OF DISTIIICT COURT. For Jurors’ Fees 8 245 70 For WitnoM Fees 238 uo For District A tty’s Fees 135 00 For Stenographer and type writer 8 70 For Clerk distrlet court fees 295 90 For Sheriff's Fees 281 3U For examining and swearing witnesses by A. Burnham. 2s 00 Total. 8 1,276 60 ON ACCOUNT OF COUNTY COURT. For County Judge... . 8 327 15 For Jurors’ fees 22 60 For witness fees 22 00 Total 8 37165 ON ACCOUNT OF JUSTICE COURT. For Justice Fees. f 19 50 FOi Bhi riff's Pom 147 IS For Constable Fees 8 00 Total $ 174 05 ON ACCOUNT OF COUNTY OFFICERS. For County Clerk’s salary uad fees as County ( lerk ? 4(A) 00 For per diem and mileage of County Commissioners 322 #0 For |>er diein and mileage of County Superintendent of Schools 305 30 For County Attorney salary 80 00 For County Assessor .. 149 00 Total 8 1.317 i" ON ACCOUNT COURT HOUSE AND COUNTY orFICEIIS. For rent court house 8 150 00 For Janitor w’k, court house 21 50 For work on vault, 01e..... 82 42 For building platform in court room and repairing furnlturo O 68 For express and postage • 11 10 For printing and stationery for county officers :CJ 78 I For oil, etc., court bouse . . is 02 For coal, court house 18 97 For furniture and carpets, court bouse 116 15 Total 6 483 62 ON ACCOUNT or COUNTY JAII.. For board and care of pris oners at Leadvllle $ 179 40 For coal 0 00 For boarding county pris oners 1 00 Total $ I*6 40 ON ACCOUNT COUNTY PAUPERS. For medical services. 8 28 45 For nursing Insane 2 60 For boarding insane 27 75 For guarding Insane 20 00 For sheriff’s fees, insane . 14 20 For sheriff's fees, tukimr T. F. Brown to Pui bio 168 80 For 11 very bill, acc't insane 2 90 Total 8 263 20 ON ACCOUNT OF MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. For delivering ballot boxes. 8 660 For canvassing election re turns 11®) For Judges of election, fees. 237 12 For clerks of election, fees. 88 10 For printing election notice and list of nominations. . 165 30 For rent of polling place. . 5 00 For post ing election notices 8 50 For special constables, elec tion day • ~ SO For election blanks 15 86 For Water Commissioner services 265 00 For Coroner’s fees and other expenses, ease --f William Condrou 43 00 Total f 792 97 WARRANTS ISSUED FoR SERVICES RENDERED PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 1898. ON ACCOUNT MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. (Old style warrants.) For Deputy Water Commis sioner $ 10 00 For County Judge 105 00 For Clerk district court ll 60 Total $ 126 60 WARRANTS ISSUED ON POOR FUND. Oil Recount Ixrnrd and cure Ida Kelly 8 61 25 WARRANTS ISSUED ON SPECIAL CONTINGENT FUND FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDING DEO. 81, 1892, V 17.: Ilcnt of court house 8 242 60 Trimming trees In park— 2 50 Printing and stationery for county officers and blank Ixxjks 77 36 Printing county bonds ... . 20 70 Express and postage 6 60 Contract park fence C 8 70 Account public health 10 00 Part payment for potter’s Held 60 00 Advertising delinquent tux list 213 00 Surveying line between ltlo Blanco and Itnutt count’s. 135 (X) District institute 2 00 Interest and costs In Judg ment of C. J. Sbideler.... 11l 05 Warrant Issued J. C. Davis in lieu of general fund warrant So. 533 (interest and cost of Judgment) — 80 65 WARRANTS ISSUED ON CXNKUAL ROAD FUND FOR SIX MONTHS ENI INC DEC. 31, 1892. General ItoudOverseer,dep uties and nssistuuta $ 1.802 00 Lumber 181 40 Scraper, nulls, etc :» 57 Blacksmith work 23 75 Itoud viewing 1 50 Total ? 8.099 28 WARRANTS ISSUED ON ACCOUNT HANGBLY ROAD FUND PAST SIX MONTHS. For viewing road * 31 00 For contract. It. Hardaway. 410 00 For work, F. Mclunighlin.. 10 50 For timber, Douglas creek bridge 25 00 Total 8 470 50 INDF.IITEDNBSS PAID IN CASH. Treasurer’s commission 0:1 Stute and county taxes collected $ 1,138 33 Interest on warrants cancLvKyJrt J 79 OS Interest on tv' warrants eantcufcu VttoOc of 1892) 10 75 Interest on Hoad fund war amints cancelled 51 Hobate 1 00 Total 8 1,235 67 TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING OKU. 31, 1892 | 9,892 05 INDKUTKDNESK PAID OFF AND CA • CELLED DUR ING THE SIX MONTHS ENDING DEI - . 31, 1892. General fund warrants paid in cash (old) 8434.75, Inter est thereon jaild in cash 879.68 8 514 43 General fund warrants paid In cash (Issue of 1892) $(,- (KJ5.44; interest thereon paid In cash 810.15 . .... 4,95159 Contingent fund warrants IMtid In cash ... 1,050 78 General road fund warrants paid In ca«h 82,099.28; In terest thereon paid in cash 51c 2,099 79 Kangcly road fund warrants paid in cash 476 50 Treasurer’s commission on State and county taxes col lected 1,138 33 Iteliates (paid) 1 00 Support of the |KM»r fund warrants paid In cash... 6125 Part of Judgments, C. J. Sbideler paid by warrant. 48 «l General fund warrant No. 633 (J. (’. Davis) paid by contingent fund warrant. 80 65 Contingent fund warrant No. 182, annulled by the Commissioners 21 no Total 810,444 13 GENEItM. FUND WARRANTS (OLD) MERGED IN JUDGMENTS OBTAINED AGAINST TIIF. COUNTY, to-wit: In two Judgments of C. J. Sbideler .... 51,754 65 Judgment of K. Flemming. 887 15 Judgment of I*. J. Bccmer. 1,581 76 Judgment of Joseph Spiro. 1,020 04 Total 5 5,243 60 Interest on warrants merg •■d In Judgment of (’. J. Sbideler at thedate thereof 8 91 16 JUDGMENT OF C. J. SHIDELER SATISFIED AS follows: By bonds issued 8 I,*» 00 By amount included In war rant for interest and costs 48 81 Total 8 1,818 81 CASH ON HAND DEC. 31. 1«»2. To credit redemption fund. 82,11*3 22 To credit general county fund appropriated, viz: Amount unappropriated, .04; credit district court fund, 821.12; county court 8230.65; Justice courts $95.- 36; county commissioners 8405.43; county clerk $14!,- 51; assessor $65.42; sheriff $8|,74; school supt $225.97; coroner $97.65; water com missioner $266.33; election 828.18; Jail $117.13: court house and county officers 8560.97 2,339.60 To credit special contingent fund 088 01 To credit general road fund 4'.»4 62 To credit Kang ly rood f'ml 170 tsi To credit county poll fund. 3'i) 4» To credit support poor fund 65 20 To credit world’s fair fund. 192 0* To credit Interest on delin quent tax fund 1,058 80 Total f 8,064 51 RECAPITULATION. I)K. To county bonds outstand ing July 1, 1802 844,100 U 0 To General fund warrants outstanding (old issue) ... 14,877 15 To general fund warrants outstanding (lssiio 1802).. Z7S ft". To Hpoolal contingent fund wnrrants outstanding ... 63 02 General, special contingent, jxs>r and rood fund war rants issued the past six months - *56 88 To indebtedness paid In cash 1.235 67 To interest due on warrants merged In Judgments of ('. J. Sbideler, K. Flemming, L. J. Bccmer and Joseph Spiro vs. county at the •late thereof and which wai included In Judgments 433 84 Total $69,614 II Clt. My Indebtedness paid off and cancelled tho past six months 810,444 13 By county ltouds outstand ing 845,900 00 By General fund warrants out standing (01d)... 0,244 75 By General fund warrants ou t stund’g (lssue'92) 208 80 By Contingent fu n d warrants » outstanding 17 80 By Ezra Flemming judgment 943 00 Ily L. J. Bccmer Judgment 1,742 20 By Joseph Bpiro Judgment 1,143 43 Total 869.644 11 STATE OF COLORADO, I County of Rio Blanco. 1 I, L. B. Walbrldge, County Clerk, In and for said county, and the State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing in a true. KIo Blanco, for the six months ending Dec. 31, 1892. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said county at my office In the town of Meeker, this lltli day of January, A. D. 1893. J '.T~ I L. B. Walrripoe. I f County Clerk. We, the undersigned, County Commissioners of KIo llluneo county, Colorado, do hereby cer tify that we have examined the foregoing statement and flild the same to he correct. A. J. VOUNKF.R, F. E. Sheridan, Commissioners. The Cattle Outlook. There are signs of promise in the cattle horizon. They are not specially bril liant as yet, but all the same they exist. The country west of the Missouri river has fallen off in its holdings as com pared with the period of greatest abun dance fully forty per cent. There Is no state in the union where there has been a gam of over five or six per cent, and from the most reliable information the losses and gains east of the Missouri river average tip a general shrinkage. The universal shortening up of the sources of supply must soon cause a re action in values favorable to producers. The cattlo growing sections in the west have, as a rule, gone into winter under favorable conditions and these have continued np to the beginning of the new year. The feed on the ranges in all the country north of the Arkansas river is abundant for the cattle on the plains and the winter has generally been open and reasonably warm. There have been a few storms covering limited areas where slight losses occurred, but up to this time the average per cent of loss h:is been small and present con ditions of her is good. The late winter storms will of course kill some cattle, but having reached into January with virtually no losses the remaining months will have to be exceptionally severe if we do not “come out with living colors j and all sails set.’ —Northwestern Live Stock Journal. Jay Cooke, probably the most bril liant financier this country has pro duced, is the latest notable acquisition to the free silver ranks. Mr. Cooke publishes a letter In the Philadelphia Manufacturer In which he comes out j strongly in favor of tho white metal.' When such men ns Jay Cooke appeal I for financial relief through just legisla tion it is time for ttic masses to wake up and not submit to the great crime of | 1873. Mr. Cooke is able and earnest in whatever he undertakes and will prove a power in the silver cause, for his word goes with the practical financiers of tin world. • «* * The views of llisfiop Phillips Hrooks on immigration are exciting much fa vorable comment. He says; ‘lf tin world, in the great march of centuries is going to he richer for the develop ment of a national character, built up by a larger type of manhood here, then for the world’s sake, for the sake of these very nations that would pour in upon us tiiat which would disturb that development, we have a right to stand 1 guard over it.' 1 Governor Waite's message contains some good common sense suggestions on the railroad and other questions af fecting Colorado’s welfare. Mr. Waite 1 is not as radical on the railway question j as we expected him to be, and while not endorsing all his recommendations we ( believe his first State paper will be well received by all classes. lie certainly makes a favorable beginning. J’en Butler, famous as a lawyer, poli tician, statesman. Union genetal during ' the war and millionaire, died suddenly | and unexpectedly at Washington, on Wednesday morning. His death was a surprise to the public as it was not known that he was ill. A Comforting Prophecy. Mr. Foster might ns well go out of business as far as the general run of weather for the* next year is concerned. An old song preserved in the Harlan manuscript in tin* British museum has decreed that if Christmas day falls on Sunday it will be a year of great pros perity. The full text of this jolly old song runs thus: Lorrilngca, I wnruo you nl Iwfomo. Yof that 'lay that Crysto was borne, Falle uppon a Sunday: That wynter shall bo good par fay. Hut irrctt* wundoa alofto ‘•lullin'. The (miner ■•hall bo fuyro and drye; Hy kind sky lie, wythowtyn Ims, Throw nil londes «hnlbo pons. And Rood tyinc all thyues to don, Itiit h«' that atedyth ho ahalbe fowndo snm>; What rbyldo that day born Ik*. A (rrcat lord he p|mll>o. If t’rywtmas on the Saturday fall*'. That winter ys to l>e dmldcu alle: Hyt Mhnlbc ho folle of (Treat tompoHte That hyt shall *de bothe man and beste; Frnte and eorne shal fayle (rrcto won. And olilo folke dyen many on; Whale womuti that day of chyldo travavle. They shall be borne In grote pcrello; And ehyldrcn that ce Itorne that day. Within half a yere they shall dye par fay; The Hummer then shall weteryghte ylle; If thou uwght stele, hyt shell the spylle; Thou dyest, yf sekoness Utke the. Tills means, to anybody who under stands foreign languages, that the present winter will be mild and pleas ant, that the summer will bo fair and dry, that peace will be in every land, and it will be a capital year for enter prises. A child born in America is not likely to become a “great lord,” but lie can be collector of the port or governor of New York or president of the United States. Altogether the outlook for pros perity during this year is unusually llattering.—New York World. No British sovereign has vetoed a parliamentary bill during the past 185 years. Twenty-live miners were killed in a coal mine near Como, last Tuesday. A prpnv’tnrp olio* caused ♦!»•* disaster THE PIONEER MERCANTILE HOUSE. John W. Hugus, John C. Davis, President. General Manager. J. W. HUGUS 8: COMPANY, INCORPORATED DEALERS IN General RfJerchandsse- A Full Line of Everything Usually Kept in a First- Class General Store. STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, Agricultural Implements, Barbed Wire, Hardware, TINWARE, QUEENS WARE, Tenls, Tarpaulins and Wagon Covers, -==dry goods,^=~ Notions, Hats and Gaps, Gsnts’ Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, DRUGrS, lEGTO. Buying ail Goods direct from first hands, for Spot Cash, we are enabled to sell at reason able prices and defy all competition. J. W. HUGUS & COMPANY SVTeeker, Colorado. The MEEKER HOTEL Mrs. S. C. WRiCHT, Proprietress. THE BEST ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE TRAVELING PUBLIC DAY UOAltl), jg 111' THE WEEK, $lO. In Connection With the House is the Hotel Bar, which is Always Wei! Supplied with the Best of Liquors and Cigars. David Smith & Go., DKAI.KHB IN ALL KINDS OF NATIVE LUMBER SL’CII AS Siding, Flooring, Ceiling, Lath, Shingles Rough and Finishing Lumber. Mill and Yards, corner Water and Third streets. Meeker. Colorado. F. N. JOHA^TGEN, Blacksmith and Wagon maker. Mining Tools Constantly on Hand. All Kinds of Hlacksmilhing Done in First- Class Style. Horseshoeing a Specialty. Terms Reasonable ami Prompt and Personal Attention given to all Work. Shop Corner Fifth and Marks! Streets, Meeker, Goiorado, L. D. Wa I bridge Henry J. Hay ill -il \ \ j[?k CIGARS, CONFECTIONS. SCHOOL SUPPLIES. TOBACCOS. STATIOENRY, TCCFi <f KC7ICFS CITY DRUG STORE REAL EBTATE LOAK &lE£l’P/tCF fC r 1:1 £3 M KICKER. Colo; PRICE, FIVE CENTS.