VOL. VIII—NO. 32.
THE MILLER HOUSE
WIARKI3T STREET. NEAR SIXTH.
Building New. Furnishings New.
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Mrs. S. M. MILLER, Proprietress,
P. F. Welch. B. D. J. McKeown.
Tme Rio Blanco
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J.W. lIUGUB, J. C. Ii WIH,
President. V Ice-President.
A. r. Moit.tun. Cashier.
BANK OF MEEKER
(Successor to J. W. Ilugus \ t'< .. Hankers)
MEEKER, - - - COLORADO.
Transact n General lluuklng Ilusincs*.
IligheHt prlee paid for County Warrant*. In
terest allow .d tin Time Deposits. Drafts
Irawn on Rustem mid Kumpe.
Corrosoomlcnts, Kount/.e llros.. New York;
First National Hank, Omaha: First Na
tional Hank. Denver; First National Hank,
Hawlins, Wyo.; First NntintinL Hank, Glen
wood Spring-: and in nil principal cities of
Collect lons Prompt ly Attended t«».
\\T S. HUCNHIt, M. D.,
Physician ami Snrgeon.
Office, Seventh Street, Nonr Main.
H. YOUNG. M. D.
Ptiysiciaa and Surgeou,
Office in Hugui' Block.
DUN SCO M It, M. I).,
Physician and Surgeon.
Office, Ilooma 7 and B. Pint National bank
building, Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
r*!f*Dleea«es of women and surgery a spe
Thomas E, Barnhouss,
Will be bore for a month or longer. Mr.
Burnhouse makes a specialty
Work in the jewelers’ line will also re
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THE MEEKER HERALD.
Tourist Sleeping Car—Chicago to Bos
ton via Wabash and Canadian Pacific
Itvs—Tho Wabash railroad, in connec
tion wiili the Cunntliati Pacific, has in
augurated a new lino of tourist sleeping
cat s between Chicago and Boston via
Detroit and Montreal. Leaving Chi
cago every Thursday on the fast express
at 8:00 p. in., these sleepers run through
to Boston via the Wabash to Detroit.
Canadian Pacific to Nhwport via Mon
treal. and thence to Boston via the Bos
ton & Maine ami Concord & Montreal
railroads. Following is a schedule of
the rates per berth from Chicago:
To Detroit...S .50 To PeterslioroSl.OO
London 75 Smith's Falls. 1.00
Halt 75 Wells Kiver. 1.25
Toronto 1.00 Montreal . .. 1.00
Returning, these cars leave Boston every
Thursday at 9:00 a. m., arriving in Chi
cago at 10:15 p. m. Lite 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, cocking range, etc., and will
be in charge of a competent porter, who
will make up tho berths, keep the car
neat and clean and attend to tho com
fort of the passengers. These cars are
patronized by tho very nicest people.
Reservations in advance will ho cheer
fully made upon request. For further
information apply to your nearst ticket
agent, or address tho undersigned.
C. M. Hampson, Com. Agent,
1227 Seventeelh St.,
Ripans Tubules : a family remedy.
Tho senate of the United States is
safely Democratic, and the various
standing committees have been or
ganized on a different basis from what
they have been for a good many years
past. 011 Tuesday tho reorganization
was easily effected ami a change in the
officials in and around the senate cham
ber was also determined upon.
Important to Travalers.
By 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 alTorded
by their fast special trains leaving Den
ver daily at 5) a. in. and reaching St.
Louis at 3:05 and Chicago at 3:45 the
next afternoon. Equipment first-class
and all meals en route served in the fa
mous Burlington dining cars. For full
information call on any railroad ticket
agent or address G. \V. Vallerv. Gen.
Agent, 1700 Larimer street, Denver,
If ipans Tubules euro nausea.
The Popular Night Train
is tho Burlington flyer leaving Denver
daily at 8:30 p. m., arriving in Chicago
at 8:25 a. m. and St. Louis at 7:10 a. m. ;
the second morning making close con
nection with all fast trains for East and
South. For full information call on
any railroad ticket agent or address
G. W. Vallerv. Gen. Agent, 1700 Lar
imer street. Denver, Colo.
FOR (INK DOLLAR!
Wo will tunll, posture paid, four (4) beautiful
photogravure pictures (size, 22,v2S inches), of
scenes In ili>- Kooky mountains along the line
of the Colorado Midland railway. Subjects:
Pike’s Peak, from the gateway garden of tho
gods. Cameron's Cone, front tunnel No. 3.
The hoop lltigorronn pass. Loch I van hoc.
Address, ( has. S. Lee.
G. I*. A., Colo. Midland Ry.,
MEEKER, COLO., SATURDAY, MARCH 18. 18!>3.
l’lireuant to call the Republicans and
Democrats met at the court house hall
on Thursday evening to nominate can
didates for municipal honors.
NV. 11. Claik called the meeting to
order, and after stating its object A.
Burnham was selected chairman and
David Smith secretary.
Owing to some of the incongruities
of tho new election law a discussion
was had over placing a ticket in the
field under the head of Citizen's Ticket,
;or otherwise. It was finally agreed that
the honors he divided, but that each
party have a ticket in the field, so as to
keep up party organization on both
sides. The uieetiyg then adjourned.
The Democracy crowded pell-mell into
the clerk and recorder’s offices to make
their selections, while the few remain
ing organized themselves as the Repub
The Democrats first selected F. N.
Jollantgcn as temporary chairman and
L. B. Walbridge as temporary secre- j
tarv. Committees on credentials, or
ganization and resolutions were ap
pointed, and, after reporting, the tem
porary organization was made perina-1
nent. The selection of candidates for
trustees was then taken up. and Messrs.
R. llartke and W. 11., Welch were
unanimously chosen to lead the hosts to
victory. Three cheers and a tiger were 1
given Cleveland and Reform amid the
waving of handkerchiefs by ladies in
In the meantime the Republicans
•wero not idle. After rustling up a
quorum they began by making the
officers of the citizens* caucus their per
manent officers. A. C. Moulton was
selected as their candidate for mayor,
and B. L. Nichols for trustee. A point
in parli inentary ethics was then 1
sprung, and had not the Democrats just !
at this juncture made their appearance ]
there is no telling where the matter
would have ended. They wero assisted
out of their quandry and shortly after
Tiib ll i:i:ali> has this week received :
a copy of the bill introduced by Mr. !
Lowell in regard to reimbursing county ■
treasurers in this state who have- paid
out money pursuant to an act entitled;
“An act to provide for the destruction j
of wolves, coyotes, bears and mountain i
lions, and provide a premium therefor," j
approved April 18, 1889, and who have
not received payment thereof, by reason i
of the said act having been declared
uncoustutionul by the supreme court of •
this stale, and the consequent refusal
of the stale treasurer to credit said |
county treasurers respectively with the J
amounts paid by them. This bill lias
already passed the houso and will 1
doubtless become a law.
Four Mile is about ready for the rush,
says the Uawlius .Journal. Frank A.
Ilinmnn, who has hud three men busy
all winter getting pipes ready to turn]
water on the Rock Springs company’s .
diggings, has just completed about3,soo :
feet of iron pipe, and has the flume lum-,
her all on the ground ready to com
mence operations us soon us the frost!
leaves the ground, which ho expects
will be about the 20th of this month.
County Commissioner Calvert, in from
Baggsthis week, says there are thous
ands of acres of good pay dirt not yet
located, and that no prospector need
fear coming too late to get a slice of
good ground. There is plenty for all.
The New York World had a corps of
reporters at work the other day toascer
uin. if possible, how the new senate
stood on the three leading questions of
the day, and tlie following is a sum
mary of their labors: For the repeal of
the Sherman silver purchasing act, 80;
against, 28; non-committal, 16. For the
repeal of the McKinley law. 41; against,
33; non-committal, 0. For the annexa
tion of Hawaii, 40; against, 20; non
committal, 23. Of tho 88 senators only
5 were absent.
Democratic enthusiasm cannot he
washed out, snowed out, hlowed out or
froze out. The north wind blew, the
snow fell and there were icicles hang
ing from the trees, houses, and the
whiskers of men, but those little annoy
ances did not count when it came to
inaugurating a Democratic president.
Mr. Cleveland proved his indifference
to them by declining to deliver his in
augural address in the senate chamber,
instead of from the open-air platform
on the east front of the Capitol, before
which, standing in the snow storm,
were about 10,000 people. lie thought,
and correctly, too. that if these people
were good enough Democrats to brave
the storm to see him—few of them
could get near enough to hear him—de
liver his inaugural address and take the
oath of office, he was good enough Dem
ocrat to take ofT his hat, storm or no
storm, and do it, and he did.
There isn't money enough in existence
to buy from the president the worn Bible
upon which ho took the oath of office in
1885, and upon which Chief Justice
Fuller administered to him tho same
oatli Saturday. It is more valuable
| than gold or precious stones; it was his
! mother’s, and Mr. Cleveland has never
; forgotten the commandment, “Honor
i thy father and mother” etc.
Not since the second inauguration of
Grant has there been such a disagree
j able inauguration day, but tho only
i noticeable effect the weather had was
j to keep a few men whose health was
1 not robust out of the parade, which was
over three hours long as it was, to dis
figure and disarrange the house decora
tions and to postpone the fireworks.
Everything else went off according to
program, just as would have been done
had the dav been as clear and balmy as
. that on which Mr. Cleveland was first i
| inaugurated. On the reviewing stand
with the president and vice-president
were a large number of prominent ladies
and gentlemen, among them Mrs.
Cleveland and Mrs. Stevenson.
It is difllicult to say which of the
Democratic governors in the procession
received the grandest ovations along the
line of inarch, but Feck, of Wisconsin, 1
Flower, of New York, and Russell, of!
Massachusetts, have got reasons to put’
the day down among the proudest of
It is generally conceded that tho in
augural ball was the most successful,
from every point of view ever held, and
that the decorations ot the ball room
were handsomer and more artistic than
had ever been seen here Tho members
of the committee in charge started out
to make this inauguration a memorable
one in every respect,and they succeeded.
It was a great dav for Grover Cleveland,
a greater one for thesOemocratic party,
and greatest of all for the country, bo
j ginning, as it did. an cm of real, slraon
| pure Democratic government, not ti» u
i pinchbeck kind the Republicans have
been giving !•••»■
President Cleveland's inaugural ad
! dress w;*s a model of its kind. A plain,
honest, straightforward statement of
his intention t > faithfully carry out
i Lite platform upon which he was notni
-1 nated and elected, and particularly no
ticeable was the complete ignoring of
Hit; Hawaiian annexation scheme. It
is evident, and paricularly gratifying
to Democrats, that Mr. Cleveland in
tends to investigate that subject more
thoroughly than Mr. Harrison did be
fore committing himself, and as lie put
himself, in his address, squarely on
record as opposed to subsidies and
bounties of all kinds, it is certain that
if Hawaii gets annexed its sugar plan-
I tors will get no bounty on their sugar.
Tho vice-president, in his address,
upon assuming the chair of the senate
'at the opening of its extra session,
i made an excellent impression on the
I sentors as well as on the public. II is I
popularity with the rank and lilt) of the |
| Democratic party is unbounded and
j what is more to the point it is all de- j
j served. He is made of the right sort
of stuff. A newspaper man was tell-|
| ing him that he supposed the dignity <
of his new office would prevent a re- •
j sumption of the free and easy methods |
; in vogue in his office, when he was first j
I assistant postmaster general, and “the
! boys” were always welcome. Mr. Ste-1
venson laughed and said “my new office !
! will make no difference. You boys will i
! bo just ns welcome as in the old days.
| There will be no sentry standing in
front of the vice-president’s room. You
I wiU not be forced to dive into your j
j pockets and fish out a card to be trans- j
mitted to me on a silver salver. The i
O'.'.r will a(.,i,,1 wi.'o Tliuru •.»»•#» |
sofas inside for you to occupy. You
will walk right in. and If I am not there
you will send for me. Wherever I am
the newspaper man is welcome. I am
tho vice-president of the people, and
' the people are iMiytled to know what I I
| atn doing. There will he no red tape
| about the office." •
' Brother Wanamaker is an expert on I
j the value of advertising. He signal-j
ized tils retirement from public life bv
sending— of course at government ex- j
pense—a letter to every postmaster and
railway mail clerk in tho country.
I Tills letter administers taffy in such
big chunks that its receivers cannot
fail to read between the lines—“l am
again in business at the old stand.
Bargains in every department.”
President Cleveland has not commit- |
ted himself on the Hawaiian question. |
This statement is made upon high and i
unquestionable authority. The Harri
son annexation treaty was withdraw n :
from the senate because it was object •
ionable for several reasons. - It was i
carelessly drawn, and seine of Its most I
important features were entirely too j
indefinite to be satisfactory, even if i
Mr. Cleveland had fully made up his
mind, which he hasn't, in favor of an
nexation. What Mr. Cleveland desires
is information, and that he is now dili
gently '’"seeking, through Secretary
Gresham, and General Schofield and
Admiral Brown, both of whom are fa
miliar from personal observation with
Hawaii and its population. It is prob
able that a presidential message on this
subject will be sent to the senate before
that body adjourns, and it is also prob
able that it will be accompanied by a
new treaty, may lie of annexation and
may bo for the establishment of a pro
tectorate. But Whatever is done the
sugar planters of Hawaii will not be
allowed to cash in their expectations.
While the determination of President
Cleveland not to re-appoint those who
held office under his first administra
tion lias boon disappointing to individ
uals, some of whom had by hard work
in the campaign earned the right to ex
pect office, there is no doubt about the
popularity of the move with the rank
and file of the party, the men who have
campaign after campaign fought for a
losing cause, many of whom are now
for the first time applicants for office.
They feel that it gives them a better
chance at tho loaves and -fishes, and
that it is but the carrying out of the old
Democratic idea of opposition to the I
establishment of a permanent office
holding class. It shows too, that the;
lesson of the decay of the once power
ful Republican party has not been lost J
on Mr. Cleveland.
Secretary Carlisle finds tho financial 1
outlook much more cheerful and en
couraging. although not yet satisfac
tory, than when ho first took charge of
the national finances. There has been
a let up In the demand for gold, and ho
hopes to escape having to choose be
tween using a part of the $100,000,000,
gold reserve fund or an issue of bonds.
At present the free gold is accumulat
i ing quite rapidly in the treasury. j
Tho Denver Sun casts odium upon
our representative in the legislature,
Mr. John W. LoWell, by saying that ho
is busy looking after the interests of tho
corporations, and it threatens that Mr.
Lowell's bridge bills for Routt and Rio
Blanco counties will he defeated unless
ho supports the Wick's railroad bill. It
seems that the Sun is not aware of the
fact that Mr. Lowell represents two
counties that haven’t a mile of railroad
willdn their boundaries, and for him to
assist in radical railroad legislation
would be a betrayal of confidence re
posed in him by his constituents to a
unit. He lias not lobietl against such a
law nor taken any part in it whatever,
but voted against it as any one familiar
with our situation would do every time
it came up. The Herald voices the
sentiments of lioutt and Rio Blanco
when it reiterates the statement, “Let
such legislation alone., at least until we
can secure railroads for our section.’
rru® Maul- 4 , r f;|ri.
It is said tiiat Philadelphia has a
maiden who is so modest that she will
not go to bed while the Christian Ob
server is on the table, also that there is
a bashful Bostoli belle who declines to
walk up a hill because it makes her
breath come in short pants. But they
are both outdone by tho Cheyenne girl
who wears glasses because she doesn’t
like to look at things with the naked
The above may seem strange to those
who are unfamiliar with the idiosycra
cies which are prevalent among so
ciety’s fair jewels, hut t«» one cognizant
of the ideas and whims which predomi
nate in the femcnine make-up, the item
is not surprising in the least. Take,
for instance, the average Meeker girl
who, while she is in a primitive statu ol :
civilization, and, figuratively speak
ing, has a cloven hoof and chews a cud, J
she will strenuously object to walking j
past a pile of undressed lumber.
That they are foolish about tho head
and liable to shy at any turn of the road,
wo positively assert without fear of con
tradiction, vet, under no consideration
will they walk through a .potato field,
because the potatoes have eyes, you see.
While they lack the ratiocination
possessed by the goose, and are dwarfs
in intellect compared with a cow, they
will hie themselves to tho sanctity of
their own private room and close the
window blinds before changing their
mind. Such is the average Meeker girl.
But the practical, sensible, nuaverage i
gills of Meeker (who are decidedly in
the majority) are a model of meekness
and innocence as well ns “a thing ol
beauty and a joy forever.” They arc,
not only an honor amt an ornament to
tho noblest work of God, but they arc
mu one uiigiik uuais in mu Uwc«t or
He'll Never be Missed.
On Tuesday morning the Rifle stage
took out a passenger who lias gone
to seek pastures clothed with more
verdure than those in this vicinity, lie
came to the White river valley long
before the Utes left, and has been in our |
midst over since. Falling heir to a wad
of money lie started in business, but 1
discovered that he missed his calling
after his funds gave out. Being one of
those helpless creatures who never dis
cern anything beyond their olfactory j
organ, he consequently went without a
square meal more than once. Time and i
time again, out of pity, was he given a j
helping hand, but he invariublv snioh
tho hand that fed him. As he was as
innocent as they make them, lie tackled
anything that came along—carpenter- 1
ing, painting, type-setting, coyv punch-1
ing, horse wrangling, cooking. Ilunkey
ing, etc. —but bis jobs never lasted very
protractedly. He even went so far as
to write for the magazines, but liis MS. |
| yvould always be returned. A few]
years ngo lie was elected justice of the
peace as a joke on the people, but after
a brief term, during yvhicli liis actions
were the laughing stock of two grand
juries, lie yvas relegated to private lift*.
As they say in the classics, he struck
his calling when lie got to herding
sheep, and he held this job for a long
time. Lately during spare moments he
wrote up a novel, founding it on the
sheep-cattle controversy, and it is said
that the ostensible object of his depart
ure is to take it personally to some new
publishing house to have it published in
book form. As The Herald never
had any hard feelings against the harm
less fellow, it wishes him all the success
How’s This, Perry?
A report is in circulation to the effect
that Miss Adell Fariss, of Steamboat
Springs, and Perry Spurlock, of Meeker,
were married some time ago.—Pilot.
A Generous Deed.
Colonel Jerome B. Wheeler, the mill
ionaire philanthropist of Manitou, has
commissioned sculptor James E. Kelly
of New York City, to execute a heroic
statute of General Zcbiilon M. Pike, of
Pike's Peak fame. The statute will bo
erected in the square at Manitou. It
will Be nine feet high and will reveal
j the Intrepid General gazing toward tho
I peak, which beams dowh on Manitou.
The model represents the explorer
I clothed in a blanket coat, a tur cap,
j heavy trousers and moccasins. Colonel
Wheeler was a gallant soldier under
General Devens and fought at Getlys
: burg, the Commercial Advertiser in
! forms us, yvhicli also tells what a friend
j said of him : “Yon tell me the nicest
things you know about Wheeler and I'll
tell you something nicer.”—Aspen Sun.
The second annual meeting of the
Inter Mountain Stock Growers associa
tion will be bold at Ogden, Utah, on
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