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Mveker. Colorado. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 12. 16WJ. JAMES LYTTLE. Editor Si Publisher Entered in the Poetofliccat Meeker, Rio lllanco County, Colo., us second-claim mall matter. HOME NEWS. TERMS: KOll SUBSCRIPTION. One Year 9 2 25 If paid in advance 2 00 roll ADVERTISING. Professional Cards, per Month f 2 00 One Inch, display, per Month 2 00 Two Inches, per Month 3 00 Three Inchon, per Month 4 00 Pour Inches, per Month 5 (0 Five inches, per Month 0 Ui Ten Inches Cieolmuni per Month 10 0!i Twenty Inches <1 column} per Month . 15 00 l’rofu*n|onal (.'iidIs, when paid In advance, 915.00 p« r year. Loral Notice*, fifteen cents per lino for first Insertion mid ton vents f.ir each sul*se<|Uf:it Insertion. I.« «al notio s ten cents per line for each Insertion. All ccmnmni'iilions shminl he nddreued to THE -MEEKER HERALD. Mi eker. Colorado, i TUe weather has been line all week. The inquiry for ranch property con tinues. The flour mill started up this week for the winter run. The second story of the Odd Fellows Mock is finished and next week will see the roof about completed. Hank Golden has a year's contract freighting for Oldland Sc Co. ilank runs a line eight-horse outfit. Charles Ashmorey aged about forty, died at the H. C. Smith place on Mon day morning last. Particulars not at hand. All the stores show an unusually line display of holiday goods this season, and the various articles are ot the best quality. This office is indebted to G. XV. Val lery, general agent of the popular Bur lington Route, for one of that road s well-known and useful calendars—for '97. A public dance will be given at court house hall on Christmas night. Messrs. Moot/ and Walden will have charge of the floor, which means that everybody present will havea good time. Dr. Young bought the old Major ranch, east of town, during the week. Some years ago this property changed hands for $-1,000, but we understand that Mr. Young purchased it for a much lower figure. In the contest case of Critcldow vs. McLaughlin, the latter filed a motion to dismiss on Mouday, and on Tuesday, he filed an answer to Critchlow’s com plaint. The motion to dismiss will be argued on the 18th before the county court. There will be a meeting of citizens at the court house next Thursday even ing, December 17th, for the purpose of organizing a game protective associa tion. It is timtf something was done in this direction and, it Is hoped a large turnout of all interested in this Import ant matter will lie had. The serenade tendered Mr. and Mrs. D. 1). Taylor Monday evening, was the most successful allair of its kind ever given in Meeker. The Meeker Silver Cornet band, the Mozart club and sev eral lesser organizations participated, and, it is said by those present, so in tent on reaching the higher keys were the different organizations and individ uals, that all efforts at harmony was abandoned, but what was lacking in musical harmony was made up in a soul stirring volumne of sound. At the con clusion of the very entertaining open air concert, the gonial Dan led the pro cession to the nearest liquid refresh ment stand, where he did the proper thing. The Steamboat Pilot says: “Jack Cheely, well known throughout the state as an old line Democrat, has been pre vailed upon to become a candidate be fore Governor Adams for appointment to the office of game warden, and ac cording to the Rocky Mountain Herald there is a large 18-carat chance for him. To quote the same journal. Jack, being a Democrat, Is well posted on all kinds of game and can tell the difference be ween a whale and a mountain trout. He can tell all about when an elk or a deer sheds its horns, and knows thst an elk is not a black bear. He is now read big Hoyle on all the games and has, come to the conclusion that ‘"high-five and “seven-up” or “old sledge” can be slain at all seasons of the year without materially injuring the game law. He also will «lo all in his power to guard well in the mountain towns such gairn s , as “draw poker,’ “faro,” “keno,” "‘stud ’ and “cinch/” Wants the Whites Attende d To. In a crude sort of a way, ttie follow ing communication calls attention to ' the destruction of game by settlers. It can be shown that quite a number of , settlers, and some right in this vicinity. 1 arc nearly as destructive of deer and elk at some «f the hide-hunters. We know of parties in Meeker who boast of supplying their families wi h elk, deer and trout from one year’s end t > the other, and don’t buy ten pounds of beef in the year. This is “living on the fat of the land” sure. It is a sure road to wealth, hut means the slaughter of a good many deer and elk in twelve months’ time. Dere Mr. Editur—i Not is a Lot o’ twodle in yuro papur abowt purtektin tha gairn. now tlia wai too purtekt them i 7. To not let eny man kil eny. Tiz Cowardly to be all the tim harpin abowt the injuns un let tha ham-hunter go fre —som say tha toorist leves a Lot o' muny in the cuntry—if a do i nevr seed it—he doiit by nothin too speek of! hear —he Bys 11 is briches in hosting un his Lickker un his legins Burners els, an tha felo wlio Punchis toorists in the sumer iz dedbrok befor sumer curas ngen. tha kind of purtekshun tha setter givs urn— an i’m wun on era—w'U xturmlnatc inn mity soon—we kil all we can in tha fal wen tha dere curas doun, un ef we r Short o Meet en wyntr—we go doun river an git a wagginboxful—then we ratio et too era agon wen the go up in tha spreng—un rank an occashunal trip up for Fresh meet dooing harvist. un tha toorist n foloin etn to the most seekludid recesis, tiz a wunder to I, mr. Editor how in Blazes eny iz left. the Hid honter ez stopt; now stop tha Injun an tha Ilarn honter—an abuv all stop tha whyte man—lies no betrn the rest, if tha lezislatur will now mak A law uz stringunt agenst kilen elk un Dere az tha hav egaenst kilen cattul, then tha gaim ull be purtekted. from yure Luvin Frend PURTEKT ’EM, who iz an Old setlur. Married—Last evening (December 3rd) at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fay Gorham. Mr. Dan Taylor and Miss Eliza Ilossack, both of Meeker. Justice Max field officiating.—Rifle Reveille. May they live long and prosper is the benediction of a large number of friends of both parties to the above happy affair, to which The Herald says. Amen. Don't be a Clam. Having received a variety of liquor?, wines, and the finest brands of cigars, I offer honest goods at prices to suit the times. Agent for Neef Bro.’s celebrated export bottled beer, in one to five barrel lots, at liedrock prices, for cash. John W. Welch. Rio Blanco Saloon, Meeker, Colo. The Mesa School. Following is the report for the month euding November 20, 1890: Pupiis having “excellent” scholarship in each grade: First grade—Bessie Devlin, Robert Metzger. Third grade—Gerty Metzger, Clara Metzger and Guy Miller. Perfect in deportment—Ida, Gertie. Clara and Robert Metzger, Bessie Dev lin and Guv Miller. Perfect in attendance—Bessie Dev lin. Per cent, of attendance, 99. Romola C. Arnold, Teacher. As we told you last week, we are desirous of reducing our stock as much as possible before inventory, and are offering bargains all along the line. This is of mutual benefit as it gives you something you need at a low price and helps us “clear the decks for action” on January 1st. liuous Sc Company. Hay & JoHantgen received the first invoice of their splendid line of toys this week. Our store is literally filled with beau tiful things in dry goods and notions, and you will miss it if you don’t come and examine, whether you buy or not. IlUGUS & CO. Xmas books for children, at Hay Sc Joliantgen’s. Notice Boulder, Colo.. Dec. 4,180 C. I To Whom It May Concern: Mr. Editor— ln the fall of 1877 I as sisted in openitf j*up a coal mine near Boulder by signlug a note with him for $-50 at the ban.;, which 1 was obliged to pay on its ma turity, having left this locality. A short time since, 1 learned that he had gone to Leadville when he left here \ and discovered u mine in company with a brother; that they had sold the mine for a large sura of money and locate*! i near Meeker in the stock business. I have written him twice recently in re-j gard to this affair, but caunot get an ■ answer, and now publish this to let biro j know that unless payment is made:; full of said note within a short time. I will till the above blank spaces with hi;, name and republish it over uiy eigi-.t- Ilugus & Co. have a few winter.waien left; beautiful styles; low prices. A large stock of Xmas candies at lla\ & Jollantgen’s. New wrappers at Ilugus & Co.V: prices from sl.-50 to $2 50. The finest lot of Christmas goods ev< r brought to Meeker are. to be seen ::t Hay & Jollantgen's. Ilugus & Co.’s stock of groceries :s larger and more complete than ever. This year they have added many fancy groceries, and the whole line cannot fall to please in quality or price. Westward Through the Rockie>. The traveler, tourist or business m n is wise when he selects the Rio Grande \Ve<tern Railway “Great Salt Lake Route,” for his route to to the Pacific Coast. It is the only transcontinental line passing directly through Salt Lake City, and in addition to the glimpse :l affords of the Temple City, the Great. Salt Lake and picturesque Salt Lake! and Utah Valley, it offers the choice < f three distinct routes through the rnoun-i tains and the most magnificent scenei \ j in the world. On all Pacific coast tourist ticket/ stop-overs are granted at Denver. Colo rado Springs, Manitou, Leadville, Glen wood Springs, Salt Lake City, Ogden and other points of interest. Double daily train service ami through Pullmati and tourist care between Denver amt San Francisco and I .os Angeles. For illustrated pamphlets descriptive of the “Great Salt Lake Route.” write] L. B. Eveland, Traveling Pasaeng«*n Agent. 395 West Ninth street, Kansas City, or F. A. Wadieigh, General Pas senger Agent, Salt Lake City. a. O. Taylor WhUkl.vi. not .1 In Puri:> NOTICE OF EXAMINATION. Office of i County Fupkrim undent or Schools, - Mkkkrk, Colo.. Due. 3. 18WJ. I The regular examination of teachers: for Rio Blanco county, will beheld in my ofliee in Meeker, Friday and Satur day, December 18th and 19th, 1896. W. 11. Youno, dl2 County Superintendent. Have you seen those new lamps at! Ilugus & Co.'s ? He—Mrs. Packer can read her hus band like a book. She—Yes; and she can shut him up like one, too.—Twinkler. A large assortment of silverware and ; useful novelties of all descriptions; just i the tiling for holiday gifts; at Ilugus &! Co’s. j Roman Beauty, Winesap, Janiton and Men Davis apples at Ilav & Jollant gen’s. TOMB OF MARY AND LAZARUS. An Interesting Tombstone Dlaoavered la Palestine. i In a recent issue of the Journal of the German Palestine society. Prof. ’ Gelzer. of Jena, discussed an in:'rest-! ing tombstone discovered at C\-,are*,j in Palestine, and which first ap-x-ared in the Revue Biblique. published at Je rusalem. The inscription reads: “MoO-! ument belonging to (or dedicated to) Mary and Lazarus.” The language la] Greek, and the inscription dates from) the fourth or fifth century. The orig inal editors, the Dominicans of Jerusa lem. thought that it was merely a mon ument of two persons by the names of Mary and Lazarus. Gelzer, however, is of opinion that the Biblical persons of these names were intended, espe cially also in view of the fact that Mary's name precedes that of Lazaroo. He draws attention to the fact that in the first half of the fifth century the discovery of apostles’ and prophets’ tombs was “a flourishing and mani festly also a lucrative branch of induo try.” At that period it was claimed that the bodies of Joseph, Samuel, Zachariah, John the Baptist, and other Biblical men were found, aDd many of these pseudo relics were transported to the capital city of Christendom. Con-: stantinople. It is not impossible that at this period also the pretended re-, mains of the sister and brother from Bethany were transported to Cesaxoo, which in the ante-Chalecdonian period —i. e„ down to 451—was the metropoll-, tan center of the church in Palestine. | Highest of all in Leavening P«»wer. —Latest U. S. Gov't Report. Rs&WBSSS ABSOLUTELY PURE FUN ON THE FARM. Memcrles Which Cling to tho Gr>wa-TXp Farmer Boy. They Follow Bin Into Bis City Life When in After Yean* lie Heroine* a Resident of the * Metropoll*. It is probably true that a large pro- ; portion of the most ardent and enthu- j siastic sportsmen are those whose boy- j hood days were spent upon the farm, whose early associations were with the ! woods and fields, and whose recreations j were largely found in hunting and ilbh- j Jug. Led by inclination or the force of ! circumstances to the large towns, con fined to sedentary occupations and de prived for the greater part of the year bf open air and freedom and exercise, men find that although the cords which hound the boy to his country home were very elastic when lie pulled away, later iu life they become tense and tug a: tii • heart. Echoes and whisperings of the c!<l days come back to the city man ai his desk or counter, in the crowded .••.roots or amid the whir of machinery. The odor of a flower, the note of a bird may bring the past all back to him; the subtle influence will be potent, and, a barefooted boy, bo will again drive the cows to pasture through the dew of the morning. Again, the bubbling k mg of the bobolink or the clarion call of tin blue jay will be borne to his ears; again the* odor of the fresh-turned soil or th : smell of the ripening corn will greet hi:; nostrils: and yet, again, visions of >um iner fields rippling in the heat, or still autumn woods, whose leaves are falling “at the jarring of the earth's axis,” wi:l appeal to him and draw him —nye, drive him—to the meadow and forest once more. In the sparsely-settled farming dis tricts of the north one is apt to find his sympathy and commiseration goingout to the children whose homes are in these lonely and seemingly unattractive* ; places. Remote from towns and vil lages and compelled through scant com ■ i-idey’/p to rely upon their own re sourct s for enjoyment, it would indeed appear that in their isolation ami home ly surroundings were things to be re gretted. But if we knew all t-hat the*--* j little people know, perhaps, we would ; find th- * they have loss need < f pity , than ourselves; they are very close 1 1 nature, and nature takes care of l:cr own. The first messages «f spring ore given to the farmer’s boy. The mil l Bucth u-iml which eoftctis the fee end sets the meadow brooks to overflowing also causes his cpirits to thaw anil over- j flow. It is to him that the first blue bird calls out her sweet and cheery wel come, and it is his sharp cars and eye ; that discover the pioneer robin in tha top of the tall maple. In bis brov.» fir t Jbe brings home the earliest spring flowers, blue violets, anemones r,r.d ad der’s tongues. The pussy willow blucm.s for him before others see it, and al! the creeping, crawling and flying things report their advent to him before the rest, of the world is aware of their ar rival. It is not always he who travels furthest that learns the most. The in telligent boy who has spent, a dozen j'ears or more on a 50-acre farm, almost every square foot of which he Ims [worked over with hoc or ax or scythe, gets to have a very thorough knowledge of a large part of the earth’s surface, ! even though he may never have crossed the limits of t he county in which he was born. Being for the most part mechan ically employed, liis faculties arc alert to what i* going on around him. lie sees the wild creatures in all their, ‘.moods, surprises them on their most furtive errands, and sooner or later draws their secrets from them. —Forest and Stream. j III* Opportunity. “Mean! Why, he’s the meanest man that ever lived!” “What has be been doing?” “lie bus made a collection of all tho presents that his wife has made him in the course of tbeir married life—dress ing-gov. us. embroidered suspenders. | sha\ ing sets, slippers, neckties nnd hat r bands —” I “And then?” j “Why, ever since she ho* put on i bloomers he haa been giving them back I toherasanniversary presents on the-nn • niversary of everything connected with . their married life. In that time he [hasn’t bought her a single thing that 1 pertains to femininity.”—Chicago Post. | By the Roadside. I Boss Tramp—Here, w’at's dat awful smell in camp? Wa’t’i up? Lazy Bones—O, dat Swoggles faked a clozeline las* night, and brung in a hull bundle of clean cloze. The smell cn ’em is mal/:n’ us all plum sick. “Dat's it. My nose is mighty sensi tivc, and l kin smell q washtub furdcr’n I kin sec It. Here, Swoggles, take di m cloze over to leeward o’ camp, where de wlnd’ll be away from us on ’em. Jlain't you no consideration for our feelin’s?*’ —National Tribune. Tbo Ueu of tho Collection. Baron X had been going over the museum of a little country town, and when about to leave he asked the cura tor if there was anything more to bc > seen. “Yes, baron,” was the reply; “there remains a little casket.” “No doubt used as a deposit for the jewelry of some eminent personage?” inquired the baron. “*> T o, sir; that is where I put the tips given to me by visitors to the museum.” —LTllustrntion. A snake of an unknown species measuring 19 f» ef and 6 Indies in length was recently killed at Gerwin, Ontario. Hand-bags and chatHains, small styles in the latest belts,can be seen at ilugus & Co's. <:. o. Tuylor Whiskies Invigorate the system. Fcwing Machine for Sale. A new Wheeler & Wilson sewing ma chine for sale cheap. Inquire at this ofliee. PHYLLOXERA DISAPPEARS. Xstsre Now Don What Mon Him Long Trlod la Yaks to 00. Nature is doing for California vine yardists what they long and fruitlessly tried to do for themselves. It is re ported from many localities that the phylloxera, the most serious pest that has ever attacked the vines, is dying out. The experts have tried every remedy to stay the progress of this pest, but without avail, and six years ago the vineyardists of the Sonoma and Xu pa valleys plowed up all tbeir vines and replanted the ground with resist ant stock. The experts believed that all non-re*istant vines were doomed to destruction by the phylloxera. But rejwrts have recently come to the state inspector of orchard pests that a ma terial falling off in the ravages of the pest has been noticed for some time. Vines once affected by it are now al most free. The inspector has begun a thorough investigation of the pleas ing phenomena. lie thinks some nat ural encir.y of the pest has appeared or that some deadly disease has at laeked the phylloxera and is extermin ating it. Whatever is the cause, the re sult will mean great gain for the vine yardists. A Pertinent Answer. An amusing corres|>ondcnce recently took place between a Wisconsin farmer and a local boiler firm. The. farmer : wrote as follows: “Dere Spires I have a J.OOO akers of trees that I wautcut. Im pore but Im willing to pay too hundred dolers fer-an engin that will do my work,” nnd he went on to explain just what sort of nn engine he wanted. The boiler firm saw that the engine neces sary to accomplish the devastation of his virginal forest would cost $3,000, and they informed him to this effect. A week passed and then the following pithy epistle came from the Wisconsin woods: * Dere Sires what 'n all git out wud I want of an engin or boiler If 1 hed $3,000?” WHY Be bothered with inferior goods when yon can get a first-class article if only yon will call for it. LEVI STRAUSS & CO’S CELEBRATED COPPER RIVETED OVERALLS AND SPRING BOTTOM PANTS Are made of the best materials. Sewed with the best threads. Finished in the best style. EVERT GARMENT GUARANTEED. FOR SALK SVSRVWHSnS. SEND Tor a picture of our Factory, wo will mail one to you free iof charge. i I WE ESPLOT OVER 500 GIRLS. ESOBtSS; LEVI STRAUSS & CO. SAN FRANCISCO. California. SclMtlCo AmriMi COFVRIOHTR, «toJ For Information and free Handbook writ* to HUNJi & CO.. 361 liroadway. New York. Oldest bureau for securing patent* In America Every patent taken out by in u broieht before the public by a notice given free o< charge An the Scientific Lorgcrt circulation of *t.y ortrntlflo pa per la the world. Splendidly illustrated, No intelligent man should bo without it. Weekly. #3.00» year; SI JO six months. Address, MU NX ft CO., Vvaciaiirßs, 361 Broadway, New York City, pftmi I ent business conducted for moderate Fees. Ovr Orncc is Opposite U., Fater r Oppice mod we can secure patent in leas time than those remote from Washington. Send model, drawing or photon with descrip tion. We advise. If patentable or pot, free of charge. Our fee not ana till patent Is secured. , A Famphlct, “How to Obtain Patents,” with ; coat of oameln the U. SbSnd foreign countries i sent free. Address, C.A.SNOW&CO. ! i rAWAVEViiITtM jjtented-An idea sSS TIIE PLATEAU LIVE STOCK COMPANY, Charlka T. Limbchq, President. William P. Patbjck, Vice President. Lou is- Verdin, Secretary. Above brand on left aide. Ear-marks, o,|U«re crop off right and swallow fork iu left ear. Horse brand, same as cut, on left shoulder. Also own the following brands: \U P 18 DE EW EXE EXE " ZRO ZEX ZUZ DIZ EXA ZOX XOZ NON I ItAnge, Plce-once creek, between Grand and White Rivers. Poetoffico Address, Clarence 1..i mb. Fore muu. Piceauee. Itlo Blanco Co.. Colo. pP~Young stallions and thoroughbred Gal ioway bulls for sale. K. SCHUTTR Above brand on left shoulder. Range, Pit-o unce creek. PostofHee address. Rifle. Colo. EZRA FLEMMING. Cuttle branded as atiovo on left* side or hip. but the majority are branded L C on ‘left side. Also own 7a and | |o* Horse brund, same as cut left bID. Itnngo Flag creek and Government road. Post office address. Meeker, Colo PRICE ft BOWKLEY. Cattle branded same aa cut an right lid*. Also own steers branded LJ i PI IIors " omiidcd same as cut on rl.Tbt shoulder. Runge, White river, and Coyote Basin. Postofflce ad- Iress, Meeker, Colorado. 11. 11. LEONARD. Cattle branded as above on It-.'* side. Horses same on left thigh. Range. upVS r Piceanco crook and tributary country. P. 6.'\wldrcts, Picoancc, Rio Blanco county. Colo. V WHEELER ft TFEIFFER. # J V Above brand on left side. Also own stock branded |( and 43. Horses branded 033 on left hip. Ear-marks, right c«>P and left undorblt. Range, north side of Bear river. Poetoflice address, H. Pfeiffer, Routt, Routt county, Colorado. T. B. RYAN ft CO. Also own K on side and hip; an * K on side and hip; also on side and on hip; also on (ddennd on bip. ■Mn IU Hors* brand |( on left shoulder; also S on left shoulder. Range. Ploe-ooce creek and Whit* river. Postoffl:*e address Rube Oldland White River. <'ulorudo. JOHN V/. LOWELL. I Cottle branded on left side as above. Horse brand "V on left shoulder. Range, vicinity of Lily Park, between Yampa and White rivo Poetoflice, LUy, Routt county, Coio.