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VOL. Xn.--NO. 19.
Confections, Cigars, Tobaccos,
School Supplies, Bools and Notions.
City - Drug - Store.
A. Oldlasu. R. oi.hi.and. 1,. I). WAnnuiuae.
General Merchandise.
Dry Goods, Groceries, Hats and Caps,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Glass
ware, Tobaccos, Cigars, Etc., Etc.
tarwe bandit- the John Deere Plows and Harrows. Also all kinds of Farm Machinery.
Does a General Passenger autl Express Busiucps Between
Rifle Creek, Meeker, Axial and Craig,
And connects with stages for the follow points:
H. S. Harp, proprietor.
President. Vice-President.
A. C. Moui.ton, Cashier.
(Successor to J. W. Bogus St Co., Bankers)
Transact a General Banking Business.
Highest price paid for County Warrants, in
terest allowed on Time Deposits. Drafts
Irawn on Eastern Cities and Europe.
Correspondents, Kountzo Bros.. New York:
First National Uuuk, Omaha: First Na
tional Bank. Denver: First National Bank.
Rawlins, Wyo.; First National Bunk, Glen
wood Springs: and in ull principal cities of
Collections Promptly Attended to.
Land Office at (.
Olenwood Springs. Colo., Nov. 26, 1896. f
I, John Williams, of Meeker, Rio Itlauco
county, Colo., who made desert land applica
hereby give notice of my intention to
make final proof to establish iny claim to the
Lind above described before the Clerk of the
District Court of Klo Blanco county, ut
Meeker,Colo., on Saturday, the 9tb day of Janu
ary, 1807, and that I expect to prove that said
land has Iteen properly iirignteo ami reclaimed
in the manner required by law, by two of th<
following witnesses:
James Hayes. W. p. Hockett. Louis Hatzen
buliler and Robert Jones, all of Meeker, Colo
John Williams, Claiumut.
<JS-Jy9 J. It. Piiiliim*!, Register.
Olenwood Sphinoh, Colo., Nov. 27. two. f
XTotice— Is hereby given that the fallowing
1y named settler has Hied notice <-f his intcu
tion to inakellnul proof in support of his claim
»nd that saiit proof will l-f- made before the
Clerk of the District Cent of J£|* ( Blanco
county, at Meeker, C 010.., on January 9, IH*7,
at 10 o’clock a. m.. viz
Thomas James, of .ixlal, Colo., on his P. D.
S. No. 2207, Uto series, for the F. 1 , SE l*, SW
U HE k. Sec. 21. and N W kNE k Sec. 28. Tp. 3
N., H. 93 W JBCa p. M.
He naipft?s the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon, and cultivation
of. saKi land, vtx:
Wji>. Herrick, sr.. Charles Philips, both of
Meeker, Colo., R. 11. Camrlke and L. Leonard.
Jioth of Axial, Colo.
* tl6-J9 J. B. Philippi, Register.
Land Office at )
Glenwood Springs, Colo., Dec. 7, 1896. i
I, Samuel Martin of Meeker, Rio Bianco
county, Colo., who made desert land applica
tion No. 136, Ute, on the 4th day of June. 1894,
lor the 8W k SE *. k 8W k. See. 22, Tp.
I N., R. 90, W. 6th P. M., hereby give
notice of my Intention to make final proof
to establish my claim to the himl above
described before the Clerk of the District
Court of Rio Blanco county, at Meeker. Colo.,
on Saturday, the 23d day of January- 1897. ami
that I expect to prove that said land has b«-en
properly irrigated and reclaimed in the munm-r
required by law, by two of the following wit
John Crook, James B. Burch, A. J. YounUcr
and A. P. Warilek, all of Meeker, Co'o.
Samuel Martin, Claimant.
dl2-Jl6 J. B. Philippi, Register.
Stationery PmpcMal.s.
In neeoroance with chapter Mof the Session
Caws ut 1893, entitled "County Government—
-1 tonka, Stationery and Supplies.” propiisals arc
hereby invited for famishing this county with
books and stationery required by the several
county offices thereof, for the period of one
year commencing on the first day of January,
1897. Following are the specifications:
Books—B and 6 quin: medium records, plain,
printed beads and print*-d forms, each. Extra
t‘ -r patent flat opening, per book. Canvas cov
ering per book.
Legal Blanks—Printed 1-in. l-M. 1-6. 1-4. 1-2
and full sheet cap, and 1-2 and full shoot folio,
per 100. Lithographed blanks. Including gro
cery licenses, marriage licenses and «-ertiU
cutes, certificates of election, declaration of
nuturalixatlon, per 100.
Misoellaneous— Printed note and letter ht ads.
in tablets, per LOOO, 1 tliogrnphed. iliito. En
velopes, 6. 6‘i, 10 and II inch, printed, per 1.-
t«m. Blotters, per dozen sheets; same 4*4*12.
p<-r gross. Complete election blank*. per pre
el net . Assessment roll. each. Assessment
schfslulos, per 1,000. Abstract of as-e-sment oi
tax roll. each. Treasurer'-* cash IkmAc, each
Tux receipts, bound, printed, one and two
colors, per 100. Paper fasteners. Hat head.
Nos. 1,2, 3, 4. 5 and 6. per box. Rubber pen
holders, per do*. Rubber bunds, all sizes, k*lb
hox< s, per pound. Gold and colored seals, per
Ik»x. Pyramid pins, per do*. 14-lb legal can;
16-lb cap; !6-lb legal cap. numbered -lines; 14-!b
irxn ilia legal cap in tablets, per ream. Ar
nold's, Stephen’s, Carter’s or Hanford's fluid
and crimson Ink, quarts and pints, per dozen.
Dixon and Fcber pencils, round and hexagon,
b-r ducen. Amalgam So. 36. Estorbn-ok's
perry’s, Spencerian, OtlloU’s und Isaac’s p< n-.
per gross. Hpeur blade and knife blade eras
ing knives, each. 18-inch boxwood rules,
All papers and work to equal that now in
iw»e. and furnished to the satisfaction of the
Bids to be in by January ♦. 1807. at at noon.
The Board of t'ounty Commissioners reserv *
the right to reject any and all bids.
E. E. Fountt am.
County Clerk.
iittKgn, c«to. Dee. w. law.
Going home
for Christmas ?
Only a few weeks to the hol
idays. Time you timing-d
about your ticket—time you
got posted about our service
■ to Oniahu, Chicago, Kansas
found out what the trip is go-
And remember : No line
from Colorado to the East will j
give you Itettcr service than '
the Burlington. No line will
sell you a ticket at a lower
Bee nearest tick ct agent.
G. W. Vallekt.General Agent. Denver, Colo.,
HKD Hth street.
—lt is sold that Etammcrcrs rarely,
if ever, ; how any impediment of speech
when r.j.-euliing in wliispcrs.
—A urcr.m t!;:.t you have lost your
sight- iudTu: .; tliat you will soon dis
cover the jk-j ;idy of a trust 'd friend.
—The sail boat for the pilot's use is
going l out of date, and (he steamboat
is taking iis place. Cue is in success
ful operation in New York waters.
—The nat .vcs of Canada do not scru
ple to take r ;i patents in Washington;
293 have i;e n granted by our patent
office to cur cottxina on the other side
of the St. Lav. re nee.
—The otter is becoming more rare
each y.-;;r. Anthony Dokey caught one
i:i a trap a few days ago in Black river,
at i."o, .i < !:. It weighed 25 pounds,
and tii- pci: is valued at sls.
—One of t’.e greatest war records In
Maine heir: ,r s to the safe of a company
:;i Ea: ■ H -s, which has been blown
open three- by 1 urglar -. and now
has three I ' sin it, filled with powder,
left by a r cent marauding party.
— TLc a. crape yearly sunshine in
England, a voi ding to a recent work by
Dr. Van i bid. r on meteorology and
hygiene, is 1,-lhO hours; in Germany,
1,700; in 1 .ly, 2,r.00; and in Spain, 3,-
000. Londi ■ averages 23 hours of sun
shine out of a possible 100, and Madrid
G 6.
—A tramp visited all the houses at
Clovcrport, Kv., and begged from every
kind lady he met a postage stamp with
which to send a letter to his sick
mother. lie got the stamp every time
1 and went out of town with several dol
lars in his pockets as a result of the
successful ruse,
—lt is stated that an electric hen
lia3 recently been invented, which is
claimed to be superior to the mwural
article of flesh, feathers and blood, ex
cept that it cannot lay eggs. When the
electric incubator lias produced the
chickens, an electric foster mother
takes them in charge. The tipper part
is devoted to the freshly hatched, whil6
the lower part is so arranged that the
young can ru:i around on the ground,
anil at the mine time find heat and
protection when they require it.
Guaranteed PURE.
Uniform In QUALITY.
a traca of Foaal Oil.
NOTmMlrWkorkym-ura. MvmklMU
bottles, lain af ladtatieM tad refUad batik*.
SOLD gaaarafry bj Draggkta, Gracart, Wlaa Mar*
LOOK fcr pwfHai— »<*■ —aalf
niruM nuMTrrvTin.
Min LOnOOncn. Iraaar. Naar.
W. *. woven 0 >raMia*. Iwaar.
010. K. TAYLOR. WhalMalß DrqfSl LaaOatNa.
IDmfoie«n.Mk ;? Eo.lMW«al4
«Ml ■ M »* wUI BM IM m If* BafftM.
Dr. J. J. Crook, a well-known Demo
cratic politician of Leadvillc, writes to
the Denver Republican, protesting
vigorously against the use of emblems
on election ballots. The doctor says
hundreds of voters in Lake county were
mislead at the late election by tbe
picture of Henry M. Teller on the bal
lot, and voted for men they did not in
tend to vote for. Abolish the emblems.
People who are not intelligent enough
to vote without them should loose their
In the eyes of some men the only rea
son for the existence of a political party
is to put them in office aud keep them
in office.
* *
The loudest talker at the ratification
meeting is apt to be the fellow who al
ready lias his application for office on
* *
Senator Jones, of Nevada, is going to
act with the Republicans when the
tariff question comes up in congress,
although he expresses doubt as to
whether a protective tariff will cure our
j troubles. He says, and he doubtless ex
| pressed the thought of other silver men :
”1 want prosperity to come, if these
people can bring it, who say that they
I know how to do it.”
* *
President Cleveland's last message
appears in this issue. The authorities
on such productions say it is his best.
Was it Jersey justice, Jersey lighten
ing, mosquitoes, or the fact that the
state is often jocularly referred to as be
ing out of the United Slat 1 s. that caused
Mr. Cleveland to decide to become u
Jerseyman ?
* *
The newspapers are trying Senator
Sherman in various cabinet chairs, but
our guess is that tbe old man will stay
in the senate and that he will do his
level best to get another term.
A rolling stone may gather no mess,
but Mr. Cleveland's record snows what 1
a homeless man may accomplish in the !
way of holding office.
* *
Cabinet portfolios are the most sought j
for Christmas presents among the Re
publican politicians.
“The Progress of the World,” the edi
torial department of the Review of Re
views, touches in the December number
on a great variety of topics of national
and international significance. After
devoting several paragraphs to a lucid
aud instructive analysis of the results of
the presidential election, the editor pro
ceeds to review the history of the efforts
to obtain arbitration of the Venezuelan
boundary dispute ’with Great Britain,
which have finally resulted successfully,
explaining the attitude of the United
States in the controversy; discusses the
merits and demerits of-the Cleveland
administration now drawing to a close,
criticising with especial vigor the presi
dent's Turkish policy; describes tin
la test phases of the European situation,
j with reference to the Eastern question
and the Franco Russian alliance; com
j incuts on Lord Rosebery's resignation
j and the resulting complications in Eng
! lisfi politics—making altogether a most
j interesting and valuable summary of
I the world’s Important doings for the
| month just passed.
Tlic Rest in the World.
Commenting ou the weather lately,
the Salt Lake Tribune has the follow
ing to say :
“We have had a cold snap, surely, for
Colorado and Utah, but we do not know
much about blizzards and cold weather
after all. Think of a man losing his
way and perishing in trying to go a few
steps from a station to his barn, or of a
man losing his way aud perishing in at
tempting to go from his barn, a few
steps, to ids house, as happened during
the late storm. One of the peculiarities
of a Minnesota or Dakota blizzard is
that people cannot face them for a few
rods and go in a straight linn. In many
places farmers streatch ropes between
their houses and barns, though they are
separated only a few Yards, and when a
blizzard is raging never attempt to go
from one to the other without keeping
, hold of the rope. Animals lose their
[ home instincts in these storms. A Min
iHjjfPta farmer, a few years ago, tried to
go» r ra a village near his home to his
|H a bhzzard. The next morning
UjHeam was seen standing by a fence
onff il few rods from the farmer's house,
RlWtije farmer was sitting in the
wi4p p - Ou going to him it was found
th» t; ■ team was standing frozen dead
in M* cir tracks, and the farmer sat.
fro#: i and dead in his wagon.
Cwßfckily, we in Utali and Colorado
do W'' know much about about cold
weflßl cor blizzards.”
Cam* ou Oc«»o Yo>aift*M to Receive ths
Boat of Care ami Attention.
-J*- imnroviinuint ip the arrange-I
merit; runde for the protection of ani- j
roals during the voyage across the At
lantic arit»uid by Mr. IVnimn, principal
of th>- unhnuLs division of the board of
agricuitim, 10 have fairly kept pneo j
with i lie iii4iva.se of the trade. During j
the early dajs, according to the London '
Jfcwr. the l> 'A-c-n. owing totenqxastuoufl j
weat!'.< r, bad ventilation ami other ,
onus* were <iften of a very serious ,
charaeter. ami \n some coses resulted
in tii-- destruction of the entire living
carg<-. As experience was gained, how
ever, an impnx'cmcnt took place, and
since the vent iss9, when the losses
among cattle nino’intcd to no less than
£1 of every thousand that- were em
bark: d, there, has been a sternly de
crease in the mortality among tii is class
of animals, uijHl, in 18D3, it was re
"duced to three her thousand, and dur
ing the year ID I to five |kt thousand.
Sheep are at. 1 1 i times had travelers
when compared with cattle, tlu> losses
among them during a long journey l»c
--ing almost uhiyys large, and during
the five years it question Uie average
looses amounted to 2S per thousand.
Notwithstanding the fact, however,
that the importation during 189-4 in
creased nearly fight-fold, ami leaped
up to upward of >90,000, the losses dur
ing the past year only amounted to 17
per thousand.
Carious Obaervxtlon of One Who Ilan
Much tc Do with AulmalM.
Superintendent Sol Stephan, of the
Cincinnati Zoo, has made all sorts of
curious discoveries in the habits and
characteristics of animals, the latest
of which, says the Enquirer, is that
wild creatures are mostly left-handed.
Mr. Stephan has l>een endeavoring to
v ei-»fjr this observation on two parrots
.-.uuKnt imni rmrxTco: no round
that in grasping a finger offered as a
jxrch, the parrots almost always put
tic left foot forward.
Usually the finger thus offered is that
of the right hand. But when the left
, fijiger is offered to the parrots, thev
put forward the right- foot. There is,
however, apparently a small residuum
■o{ preference for the left foot. This
; sitems to lie due to the fact that men
i fife usually right-handed and offer the
h ind to the parrot,
i The I- ft. foot is the one naturally’ put
forward by the parrot in this case, and
; tii rough repetition of this action a
' sueeies of left-footedness is induced.
I Mr. Stephan’s general conclusion is
tlxit there is noevidence that the parrot
: is'naturally left-footed.
| Tim appearance of that left-footed
mlss is <lue entirely to the fact that
tliose who offer the finger or food to
parrots do so. a.s a rule, with the right
hand. Repetition of this process makes
tlic parrot more or less left-handed in
Ili-iorlcal Record)* of Maryland.
In speaking of the records of the
provincial court of the province of
Maryland, from 1657 to tho revolution,
now preserved in Anne Arundel county,
the Baltimore Sun says: “Thehistorical
value of these old records is inestimable.
It is believed that no other state in tin:
union has such records of family his
tory showing the manner of living
among the people of the colony as fur
back as 250 years ago. In the wills,
families can be traced back from father
to son for u cent ury. Tbe court record
books containing inventories of per
sonal estates make a complete exhibit
1 of the character of household furni
i lure, kitchen implements, farm uten
; sils. etc., used by the early settlers ami
their descendants during the first cen
j tury .ind a half of the colony. From
I th» se things we can read much of the
habits and customs of the people.”
A Hcartiei** Experiment.
Trie Lancet tells this story to show
. the trials of a country doctor in France.
A .voting physician settled in a com
j munc, whose paupers he attended for
, ten dollars per annum. One night,
' soon after his arrival at this Eldorado,
he received an urgent summons to visit
I a patient who lived at a distance of six
I kilometers from the village. On reach-
I lug the cottage—it was then II p. m.—
1 he found the doors closed aud lights tx
-1 tlnguished. Tn repy to his knocks the
door was opened by a sturdy peasant,
who laughingly informed him that
there was no illness in the bouse, but
that his wife had wished to see if, when
anyone was ill, he would come if sent
fori The unfortunate medico—since
dead from overwork, and probably un
derfeeding—remarked: “I could have
I felled him to the ground.”
G. •». Taylor Wlilsklra. nothin* purer or better.
Cash subscribers can get The Ilerald
for the small sum of S^.
G. O. Taylor Whiakje* Bad tb* llc.t for parity.
— &&asst:l THE PIONEERS F'^g^£| dant .
Yi IM llis M Ms al Lowest Pro, a lo
Who have an immense stock of Every
thing. Goods are bought direct from
first hands at lowest cash prices, and
you get the benefit. •
RETAIL! IfIUSTT* OTS! 2333X52^3.
--Native Lumber™
.ZY.II Orders billed crs. Shortest FcssLtolo UTotico.
Judge Wound I'p Ills Illgh-l'.dutltt
Hpecch with h lirllllitnt Hit.
North Dakota’s Col. Plummer was in
St. Paul the other day telling stories,
lie tells one about a judge, says the
PionCer Press, that was shaken from
North Dakota to Mexico, and the peo
ple down there, who tired of conduct
ing their own hangings, gave him a 1
welcome and filled him up seven times j
a week. One night, after playing
poker all night on the losing side of the
table, be walked into the court with.l
his hair pulling, lie made up his mind i
to surprise the Mexico boyo. There j
was a poor greaser to sentence for
murder, and lie let him have all he I
knew right and left for an hour, and
wound up by saying:
“But hope is not for you. For you
the zephyrs will not successfuly combat
the ice king; the prairie will not endue
I its carpet of glory, and the little brook
| will never go singing and bounding on
j its way to the sea for the delectation of
I your soul; never again will the inoun
' tains assume their green crowns, and
blossom for you, Jose Marie Jararo,
j for—”
: lie looked about him and saw the
I crowd in court was staring at him vviltl-
I eyed; they had never heard him in that
I strain before. Most of them thought he
had gone mod,
| “This won’t do," he thought to liim
j self. “These people will think I ain
I crazy. I'll let ’em down easy.” Ho
fixed bis eye again on the prisoner.
“These things are not for you. 1 1
1 say; for. Jose Marie Jararo, you will j
I not be in it. It is the sentence of this i
I, court t hat on next- Friday you be hanged
by the neck until you're dead—cuss I
your Mexican hide!”
I ‘ There was a sigh of relief from the
I crowd. The judge had saved himself r
by a timely return to the vernacular.)
j And Col. Plummer’s auditors were so |
1 wrapt up iu the story that they didn't;
: hear the suggestion for an extra scs:
| sion.
| Kucent Discovery of Graven llmllni
Which W -re Not Mummified.
What it> absolutely novel lo Egj-ptol*
ogists is -:i recent disco wry made by
Mr. Quibcll aud Prof. Flinders Petrie
I of a new race inhabiting a large por
; tion of the country, over an extent of j
: one hundred miles, between Abydos
and Ncgnda, says Harper’s Weekly.
! Over two thousand graves have been j
opened so fur and the mortal remains!
found, with the various objects, open
on entirely new field of research,
j Side by side with the graves of this
new race are the well-known vestiges
of Egyptian towns, with the pottery,
heads, scarabs of the fourth, twelfth,
; eighteenth and nineteenth dynasties,
i “exactly,” as Prof. Flinders Petrie
writes, “like those found similarly
dated in northern Egypt.” Here, how
ever, is the strange anomaly. There is
lo object found in these graves which
is like anything manufactured by the
I Egyptians. There is not a sign of a
; scarab nor has there been found on
vase, amulet or bead the trace of a
i hieroglyphic character. All the p«»t-
I tery is made by hand and "the wheel
; was unknown.”
The bodies found in the grave were
not mummified and the methods of
burial bear no semblance to Egyptian
customs. Mutilation of the dead was
; carried out, for in the same grave there
! are skulls separated from the rest of
the bodies. One marked peculiarity is
that the human bones are “broken
j open at the ends and scooped out.”
j This treatment, Prof. Flinders Petrie
says in the Academy, “certainly i»oints
i to ceremonial anthropophagy.”
; From a study of the remains it seems
j to be positive that they belonged to a
tall and powerful race, having a hooked
nose, long, pointed beard and brown,
wavy hair. There were no negro re
semblances. Supposablv the people
were allied to the Libyans and Amor
G. O. Taylor Whiskies decidedly mt-llelnal
Subscribe for The Herald and let
, your friends in the east know some
thing of the country you are living iu—
. by sending it to them.
j G. O. T:*.vl<»r Wblftkim. thoroughly Tihcleao^.#-.
| Advertise in Tuf. llukald
Ell IM
Sinpr Sewing Machines.
Over twelve million sold. An
ntial sale—Eight hundred thou
sand. Fifty-four awards at tin?
World's Fair. Best machine iir
the world.
Office, LEADVILLE, Colo.
all machines.
speedy mm
Given Away
Every Month
to tbe person ffiihinittlngr the buh{
meritorious invention curing the
ling month.
wi-: h; fin: patents, for
j G IN VESTI)Its, mid tIH-ObJevtof this
offer Is to rncoumKc persons of ut*
Inventive turn of mind. At the
smr.e time vve whh to linprc s the
Hint Hump," “Safety Pin."
“I’igs In Clover," “Air Broke," etc.
O ■ thi
Why not
YMR til- mnv In in tin ; diree
ti'.:;. May make your fortune.
Why not try? : : : :
r«T Write for further info rotation and men
tion this paper,
PHILIP w. AVI LETT, Gen. Mpr.,
CIS P Street Nortlim t.
\Va - h i::(iTcjn, D. (
r-YTTPe n-;.- n-ildlity of I'e- ..-mp.ue. mnv
It- I 1- • tin- f.i.-t t!.;il tt-» ■ fi-K h- l-t
by over one thou -and .>1 thu!* ailing new -
jr.ij • rs lit the United State.-*.
I 1 ENItY A WII.DHA* iv.
I IT i< ..mity Jvir-i
' Attend lo ITiM-mption and Desert
Land filii ga, take id at > t
, tittal or final proofs on Desert claims as
well ns l’re rmptiotis. instilu’- * -ntcslr' ■
; ( te. Necessary hlar.U: on h . nl.
Office In tb.- C.-tirt Ibat e,
\y * bbLNEIt, M. n.
Fiiysiciau und Snrpoii.
ornee. •• :v. i .Mi Sjtreet. Mom Moin.
The Pioneer
Is now und. r the management of
Frank Williams,
, j Who is giving the business his personal
J attention and feeing to it that all
stock left at the OM Pioneer
1 Ban; is well cared for. at
attended to promptly.
I WantEc! An Idea
P-otoet rof.r Idr.-VB: Tn.tr T-rlna y. .1 wraith.
Writ** JOHN WKDDERBUIIN A t’o.. Pktor.t Attor
j ih-»b, V7*flhlaKton. V. for thrlr fl.ao prlso c2«r
1 ead lLt of two P'xxulrsa lur*Bta>us v-u>d.

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