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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. X.—NO. 4. j- k JoHantoek. . . . Q. I!. Kelly. JOHANTGEN & KELLY, (Successors to Hay & Walbridge) DEALERS IN Confections, Cigars, Tobaccos, School Snpjlles, Books and Notions, City - Drug - Store. pOSTOFFICE, MBBKKn, COLORADO. NEW YORK W eekly Tribune AND Che ONE YEAR FOR ONLY $2.25, Cash in, Advance, Address all orders to The Herald, Meeker, Colo. ift sample copies of the Tribune can he had at this oflice at any time—free... J.W. HUGHS. J. C. DAVTK. President. V Ice-President. A. C. Moci/roir, Cusbier. BANK OF MEEKER .'U'-eCMor to J. W. Hutfii.H Sc Co., Bunkers) MEEKER, - - - COLORADO. Transact a Oraeral Dnnklng Rtislness. Hlj/hest price pni«l for County Warrants. In terest allowed <m Time Deposits. Draftn lr*wn on Eastern Cities and Europe. i <.rrf-s[K>ri'lenta, Kount/.e Ilm, New York: lir*t National Hunk, Oniubii: First Nn . I Bank. Denver; First National Hank. l;.iv.l!rjs, Wyo.: First National Hunk, Glen -I -(-rings; und in all principal cities of Kurope. Collections Promptly Attended to. Ql INTIN B. KELLY, NOTARY PUBLIC, MEEKER, --- - COLORADO. Great Rock Island Route 1 TO THE EAST. i:ST OWING GAB SERVICE IH THE WORLD. The Rock Ihland 1h foremost in adopting any advantage calculated to Improve speed ami give that luxury, safety and comfort that popular patron age demands, Its equipment is thor oughly complete with vestibuled trains, magniMcent dining cars, sleepers and • hair coaches, all the most elegant, and of recently improved patterns. The Importance of this line can be better understood if a Abort lesson in geography be now recited : What Is the great Eastern terminal of the Hock Island Route?—Chicago. What other sub-Eastern terminal has it?—Peoria. To what important points does it run trams to the Northwest?—Minneapolis and fit. Paul, Minnesota, and Water town and Hfnux Falls, Dakota. To what important lowa and Ne braska points?— JJttt Moines and Dav enport, Iowa; Omaha and Lincoln, Ne braska. HPI3OIA.IjTXB» : Past Time—Excellent Equipment—Best Dining gar Service in the World —Bood Connections. ior full particulars as to tickets, maps or rates, apply to any coupon ticket office in the United Htates, Can ada or Mexico, or address, JNO. HER ASTI AN, Geiil. Tkt. k Pass. Agt., Chicago, 111. K. Hr. John Genl. Manager, Chicago, 111. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CON STITI'TION OF THE STATE OF COLO RADO. Public notice la hereby given that ut the gen eral election to be h«;l*l in the -everul wards and preelriet* In the mute of Colorado on the sixth duy of November, A. I). I«H, there will l*e submitted to the qualified electors the rjui.-H -tlon of umendlfig tin; conatitutlon of this state. The authority for submitting such question La found in House Bill No. I'*',. which I**, In the words und Ugurea, following, vl/.: An Act to submit to the qualified electors of the state of Colorado amendment* to Article XI of the constitution of the state of t 'olo rndo. He It enacted by the general assembly of the slate of Colorado: Section I. There -dinll he submitted to the qualified elector-* >.f the “title of ('elurudo, at the next general election for members of the general a»—mbly. f<*r their approval or rej*-e -tlon, the following imieiidineritH to th>- const 1- tutlon of the state <*f Colorado, which, when ratllled by u majority of those voting thereon, Hhttll bt; valid a* part of the constitution, that Istosuy: Section lof article XI of the con stitution of the state of Colorado, Khali be so amended n-t to read u* follows: Section 1. Neither the stute nor any county, elly, town, township or vhool district shall P ud or pledge the *wedit or fultb thereof, di rectly or Indirectly, In any man ner to >r In aid of any person, company or eor poration, public or private, or for any amount or tor any purpose whatever, or iK-eome r<- sponslble for any debt, eontniet or liability, to any person, company or eor|>orutlon, public or private, in or out ol the stale: Prov iP d, that the llinltntlons of this section shall not upply to the guaranty by any sueli county, city or town of l '0(1*1 < or warrants Issued In the con struction of local Improvements, and nuyuble out of money* to be collected by special unses-e meiits on the property lsmeflt«-d, but -m b t*on<ls and warrants may be guarantee*! In such manner and subject to such limitations ms may be prescribed by law. See. If. Section Hof said article shall be ho amended us to reau as follows: See. m. No city or town shall contract any debt by loan In any form, except by means of an ..rdlnain e. which shall be Irrepcaluble until the Indebtedness thcrin provided for shall have I,een roily paid or illsrdmrged; specifying the purpose* to v. hlcli the funds to be rained shall f-e applied, an i providing for the levy of a tax, not exceeding twelve (lift mills on each dollar of vuluatlon of taxable property within such city or town, sufficient to pav the anmii:l Inter est, und extinguish the principal or such debt within fifteen <ls>. but not less than ten 'l‘b years from the ereatlon thereof; and such tax, when collected, shall he applied only to the purpose* In such ordinances a pec I lied, until the Indebtedness slmll be paid or discharged. Hut no such debt shall ho created unless the question of Incurring the same shall, at a reg ular cPet lon for councilman, aldermen or **f- IP ers of such city or town, bo submitted to a vote of such qualified elector* thereof as shall, in tin; year next preceding, have paid u prop erty tax therein, and a majority of those vot ing on lb<-quenlon, by ballot deposited In a separate ballot t box. shall vote In favor of creating such debt, but the aggregate amount of debt so created, together with the debt ex isting at the time of such election, shall not at any time exceed three df> per eent. of the val uation last aforesaid. Debts contracted Tor supplying water to such city or town lira ax - ccpied from the operation of till* section. Ihe valuation In tills section mentioned shall be in all . as.-s that of the assessment next preceding the last assessment before the adoption Of such ordinance; Provided, that In cities having n population of more than twenty-five thousand r.;r, nr JO I. an additional Indebtedness of not more than two dii |*er cent, of tin* same valuation may lit like manner and by like authority he Incurred forth*- purpose of acquiring ami Im proving sln-H for (Mirks uml parkways for such ellv. und that the aggregate amount of such debt so created, together with the debt exist ing at the time of such election, may equal but shall not exceed at any time live di> per eent. of the same valuation; ami, Provided, that the limitations of this section shall not apply to Hie guaranty by any such city or town of any bonds or warrants lssue*l by such clly or town in the const ruction of local Improvements; but In discharge of such guaranty such city or town in ay purchase und hold bonds or war rants so guaranteed, und be subrogated to all the rights of the Holders thereof. Hec. Each elector voting nl said election ami desirous of voting fur or against all tlio amendments to saPI article, propose*! ut said election, shall deposit In the ballot box a ticket whereon shall bo pi hi Usd the words ‘ For the amendments" or "Against the amendment*. Any such elector not desirous *<f voting as aforesaid may express his approval or rejec tion of any one or more of the urnemlmeuls t*» said article Ijo proposed; Provided, that be shall designate each amendment so approved or rejected by him by number us It appears in this act. Hec. I. The votes mist for the adoption or rejection «f said atmtii'bncnla. or either or any of (hem. shall be cttllViUtsed ami the result do termin' d lit the manlier provided by the laws of Ibis slute for the cun vans of VoUfS for repr'e senhillves In congress. Anurove*l April H. IKf.j In lostlrnony whereof, f nave hereunto set my hand and iilllxcd the great seal of the State of Colorado. ut the city of Denver, this sixth dsy of August, A. f». 1804. ttKlMOtt ()• M<> Ci.Kts, Hauretary of HtaUt. (Hoal.t agll-nk Furiodicalu are our specialty- JoIfiiANTOKN & Kelly. MEEKER, COLO., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1804. The Populist county conventions held throuphout the state during the week show a decided leaning toward ! Waite. President Cleveland allowed the tar riff bill to become a law without his signature. Didn’t like it but didn't have the courage to veto it. Thf-re are only four members of the Callicotte family on the state pay rolls. When the average Populist office-holder elbows his way to the public crib there is no restraining his natural propen sities. Why don't some of the Denver papers publish the facts and figures concerning the cost of maintaining a pop adminis tration in this slate? Those biils would make mighty interesting reading thete , depressed times. Turn on the light.— ; Dillon Enterprise. .«>♦ — There will be no fusion between J Democrats and Pops this year. A fac- 1 tion of the Democracy favored fusion j but Waite scornfully refused their prof-' fered help. Now the Democratic con ventions are all declaring against hav ing anything to do with the Pops. Be fore Waite gets through the present' campaign he may regret having snub- i bed Democratic help. The Golden Transcript says that in 1892 the Pops promised the people many reforms and a diminution ot taxable burdens, and won by the grace of Demo-1 j crats and disgusted Republicans. What tis the result? The state has been sad- j died more and more with ruinous ex- j ! penditure and the end is not yet. Our i 1 friends the Populists have not kept their | word; extravagance and an utter indif ! ference to public grievances and to ■ economy now confronts us. The Popu- j lists have been weighed and found j wanting. What were the members of the third j party before they became Populists ? “Why Democrats and Republicans’’you answer. The Populists say “both old parties are corrupt,” and give that as J their reason for withdrawing and form ing a new party. As they were once members of the old parties they must be the exception to the rule and are the honest, virtuous members who have withdrawn from the contaminating vices of their old associates. Look about you gentle reader; compare your Populist neighbor with your Republican and Democratic neighbor, and in a spirit of equity and justice render a candid opinion. Is the Populist claim a truth ful one and are all the good members of society within the lines of the Populist party ? Has that party none of the vices of the other political parties, and are their leaders, such men as Anarchists Waite and Reed who favor the over throw of all government, to be classed us good citizens ? Fort Collins Express. Dumped. In going down the eastern side of Four-Mile hill the Meeker-Craig stage met with a bad accident Monday niorn ing last. The tongue of the heavy Con cord coach broke, throwing the vehicle forward on the horses, frightening them so that they became unmanagable and overturned the coach. Cal Shelley was thrown from his seat and dropped behind the horses’ feet, but he miraculously escaped injury. S. C. Madden, of Denver, who was sitting on the seat beside the driver, was thrown from his seat and badly bruised. T. A. Schomburg, J. Vanliouten and Charles Springer, all of Raton, N. M., and L. il. Quinnby, of Denver, were in side and were all more or less injured, Mr. Schomburg sustaining a fracture of the collar bone and the others were severely cut and bruised. As soon as word could be got to town a conveyance was sent to the scene of the accident and the injured brought in. None were seriously hurt excepting Messrs. Mad den and Schomburg. Dr. Bruner set the broken collar bone of the latter and attended to the injuries of the former, who was suffering intense pain, mostly from bruises and shock to the nervous system. It was at first thought that Mr. Madden was internally injured but a thorough examination by the doctor showed that such was not the case. As it was he was a very sick man for sev eral day, hut is now up and able to bo around. Neither the driver or anybody were to blame for the accident, which was one of a class liable to happen at any time and over which a driver can have no possible control. It was fortunate that the results were not more serious. «<»♦ Populism Is Dying. The result of the recent election in this state, says the Dallas (Oregon) Tlmes-Mountaineer, may ho considered a death-blow to that obnoxious political growth called Populism, which is of a similar nature to other “isms” that spring Into life and mature during years of adversity, and wither and die when panics cease and business gives evidence of healthful conditions. Like the weeds that grow In the soil of filth and slime, these political thistles re quire no sunlight, or bright, stimulat ing atmosphere to prosper and develop. During the panic of 1873 the. Greenback party came into existence, and its growth was impelled by the unsettled state of finances and business stagna tion. It soon went down to its grave, and during the recent financial strin gency Populism sprang into life from the same causes. Its fate is easily de termined by the history of its predeces sor, and both of these follow the same lines of developments as the plants that llourish in unhealthful conditions in the vegetable world. In 1892 the Populists cast 26,905 votes in this state, and this year fell off to 2-3,579. This shows a wonderful de- j crease when the fact is known that the Republicans increased from 35,002 to | •10,758 during the same period, and that j the conditions were very favorable for j such wild vagaries as those advocated j | by the third party to be popular with j the masses. During this campaign the I prestige of Governor Pennoyer was used I to impel forward the movement of re | form(?), and he made a thorough can | vass of the state, except when he was ' prevented by the high water of the Columbia. In the very nature of things, if Populism was a permanent growth, these circumstances would have given it surprising vitality; but its I decay is only another evidence that it | has no permanent hold on the public mind. The Northwest and the nation is much better off without Pennoyerism and Populism, and it is a subject of con gratulation that in the future it will be !no disturbing element in politics. S Linked as it is with anarchy and social- I ism, any community may feel happy at j its utter destruction, and the fabric of free government will be soon on a more | solid foundation when the American people will give no heed to these calam | ity howlers, who believe in the reforma | tion of society on an unsafe and unsta i ble basis. Method in their Madness. The Kansas Populists’ demand for the government ownership of railroads is joined with the demand that the govern ! ment shall issue no more of its bonds. To those who may be curious to know how the government is to raise the money for the purchase of railroad lines without a bond issue, it Is enough to say that they do not know the Kansas Populist, who never leaves any holes in the fence when he starts out to sur round a situation. His plan is to issue greenbacks. No matter how many. The more the bet ter. If $10,000,000,000 would be re quired the Kansas Populist would be happy. But if $20,000,000,000 would be needed he would be happier. The i truth is, the Populist is not impressed with government ownership of railroads j so much for the mere fact of the owner ship itself, or because he believes such ownership would work any material change in the conditions of which lie complains. It is the realization of the fact that such ownership would compel the issue of tons of paper money to be used in the purchase which moves him to satisfac tion at what he believes to be a growing feeling in favor of sueli a purchase. The Populist is not without method, lie understands well that public senti ment would never justify an increase of bonded indebtedness to the point of purchasing the railways of the country. He argues shrewdly that any growth of opinion in favor of government pur chase may become in time a growth of opinion in favor of greatly increased is sues of paper money as the only means of making that purchase possible.—St. Louis Republic. The Cream of Current Thought. I Public Opinion, published at Wash ington, D. 0., is a weekly journal de voted to the reproduction in condensed form, of carefully selected magazine articles and of editorial comment from the representative dally and weekly press of all political purlieu, and from ail parts of the country. The readers of I Public Opinion get all sides of every question. It is just the paper that the farmer and villager want for general reading. It keeps its readers fully abreast of the times and supplies them with the best thought of the day in Lin; field of American affairs, foreign affairs, sociology, commerce, finance, religion, science, education, art, and book news. Public Opinion and the rural weekly supplement each other admirably. To gether they give the farmer or villager and his family more of current news, editorial comment, and magazine litera ture than can be had in any other wav for five times their cost. The price of Public Opinion has been reduced from $3 to 2.50 per year. Wo have just com pleted arrangements by which wo can offer Public Opinion and The Herald for $4 cash per year. Sample copies can bo had at this office any time. The success which Hood’s S arsaparll la lias had in freeing old and young from afflictions caused by impure blood, is really remarkable. Hood’s Sarsaparilla is a building up medicine. Hood’s pills are purely vegetable, and do not purge, pain or gripe. Sold by all druggists. J, W. 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