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Meeker. nd'.mdo. SATURDAY. lIIIIIUWRY 27. l-v;. JAMES LYTTLE. Editor & Publisher *• I. I is. til. I*.-.t'.f!coat Meeker, Rio Blanco » oiiiity. « <•! .. is- •.-..5.i1-t ■■ mall matter. HOME NEWS. TERMS . n>n sruviumoa. Dim- Year. % $ 2 25 i f 00 Ki.li ADVBRTI*tNO. i'r< f.•- •• • nl Card--. j r Month $2 00 One Inch. display, per Month 2 0u 'Tv. . t... r M. -..A ami Three inches. p«,r M..n*.h 4 to ! l . urlmbe*. per Month 6 00 I Five Inches, 1H I Month C 0" | Ten im hiK -mill per Month 10 O’) j Twenty lnehe.4ll ..oiuinii) jH-r Month . . 15 00 I'r. —i-isial Curds, when paid in advance, J1.'.00 per year. .V.-tice*, fifteen cents per line for firti Inset < ion and ten cents for orteb subsequent In >1 >n. l-cgui notices ten cents per line for each Insertion. Ail eomniiinicatlonx should bo addressed to -.»»» ucnnnii iiim.M.l), M.w-ker. Colorado. Wyoming's new bounty law places a bounty of £ l a bead on wolves and 75 on coyotes. The Odd Fellows will dedicate their new hall on the 17lh of March by giving a grand public ball, to which everybody will he invited. i'iiis office ; indebted t * Senator Gay raon for a copy of Governor Mclntire's biennial message Governor Adams’ inaugural message. Gates Kersberg of Cripple Creek, was here this week looking up a business opening. Mr. Kersberg will shortly open a w holesale liquor house here. C. il. Gosling has eight four-horse teams at work hauling asphnltum from Kangely to Meeker. From this point i( will he freighted to the railroad by the Ilugus and Oldiand teams. AI Ellison is busy hauling lumber these days for use in the extensive im provements which will he made on the Vaughan ranch on North Elk creek during the coming summer. Wo haven’t much fault to lind with the weather during the past week. The nights have been very cold and the days pleasant. Monday night it was 17 be low. Tuesday and Thursday nights 8 be-; low. and the other nights about the zero j A Laramie. Wyo., dispatch to the Denver Itepublican says Laramie plains ; ranchmen are selling unbroke range; horses at from £:: to £7. They are to L» •! shipped south. We presume the ranch-! men are selling at these figures to avoid > paying taxes on the “bronks.” Meeker merchants should reach out j for a share of the trade w hich will be created by the new mining camp on Douglas mountain. This town is ttfucli ■ nearer to the scene of the new copper lield than Koek .Springs, Wyo., from which point the Douglas mountain mines are now supplied. The snow storms of last week were the worst within the recollection of “ye ancient inhabitant.” Not that the snow fall was anything like as heavy as many storms that have preceded it in years gone by, but the high winds which ac companied it created snow-drifts which made it a storm to be remembered. The late storm was general through out the Rocky Moan tain region. Ac cording to the Denver papers, the snow fall in Colorado was the heaviest for years and trains were much delayed on oil the mountain roads. Snow slides were of frequent occurrence and a large number of fatalities ere reported incon sequence. There are always lots of people who wonder at mistakes they detect in news papers. but they seem to be oblivious of their own mistakes. Doctors, lawyers, preachers, all make them. The doctors' mistakes are buried; the lawyers twist out or their mistakes, and the preachers are forgiven. The man who can keep errors out of a newspaper can get a very iarge salary.—Chester (Pa.) Times. After a good deal of hard work ex tending from Thursday of last week to Monday of this. Simp Harp and Iris men got the government road so cleared of snow-drifts that stages were miming on schedule time by the last named day. Mr. Harp's efforts in getting the delayed mails through on the late trying occasion earned him the thanks of the com munity. Mrs. J.. P. Craig left for Denver on Monday morning, on a visit to her j sister, Mrs. J. L Hodges. HATS! llats! Hats! New st\les!‘ Low prices! A big line just in. J. W. HVous & Co. Wagon for Sale—Cheap* A22 wagon. Will sell for cash at a bargain, or trade for cow stock. Apply to John \V. Welch. Try a bottle of Horseradish Mustard, nt Ilugus &, Co’s. The gossips of Milhvard have a new problem to solve. A grass widow is at j the bottom of the affair. After seven I long years of single blessedness a bounc ing baby bov arrived to brighten her lonely life and lend enchantment to the view.—Vernal express. Ilugus A: Co. have fifteen different kinds of Syrup, including N. O. Molas ses and Sorghum; prices range from 750, for fnit quality, to £1 lor Sugar Syrup, and 1.25 for choicest N. 0., and $1.75 for best Maple. A cheap svrnp for SI.OO for •’» gal. keg. A choice syrup in 2, 3 and 0 gal. kegs— full measure, for lowest prices ever of fered. quality considered. We can please, you in kind, quality and price. We have never before been ab! ■■ to offer such an extensive assort ment. Novel Showing of Raster Hats and Bonnets. A novel method of presenting the newest and freshest Eastertide creations of Paris milliners has been adopted by the Ladies’ Home Journal for March. It that magazine the new French hats and bonnets will be pictured as they are worn. This unique display Is useful, therefore, in pointing out clearly not only Fashion's decree, but the styles in headdress best suited to several con trasted types and faces. Ilugus Sc Co. have just received a clean, fresh stock of hats. All the new styles in stiff and soft hats are shown. £2 will buy an excellent hat, and prices range up to $5, hut you will find as good styles in the cheap hats as in the better grades. Settle Your Accounts. AII parties indebted to undersigned are j respectfully requested to call and settle I their accounts at once. 1 need money j badly to meet mv obligations. It. llautk 12. 1\ S. —From now on all work will be '.strictly cash. It takes cash to buy i leather. R. 11. I Owing to lateness of season we have ! deferred our purchases of Spring Dry Goods to enable us to get the very latest I styles and novelties. In about three ' weeks wo will show you a line worth looking at. J. W. Iluous Sc Co. | ! John Wong, the Chinese merchant.! | who recently returned from the Flowery kingdom, has rented a store-room in the Sanderson building and has opened up with a line line of Chinese silk hand kerchiefs, ladies’ shawls and sashs, ladies’ and gentlemens’ neckties and notions. A new thing— Horseradish Catsup, at Ilugus & Co's. The favorite foods of the Kaffirs are locusts, ant eggs and various insects. Try your eyes with the optometer at Ilugus & Co.'s and then buy a pair ol specs from the large assortment shown. New lino just received. Man if you are anything, walk alone, and talk toothers. Do not hide >our self in the chorus.—Epictetus. Don't forget that Ilugus & Co. are showing an elegant line of Spring neck ties everything new and stylish. It is easy in the world to live after the world s opinions; it is easy iu solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.—Emerson. A large assortment of new things in groceries, just received by Ilugus Sc Co. Take a Little Wine for the stomach’s sake (oc casionally) was the advice of St. Paul to the Romans, and we would supplement it by saying that when you want a pure article either in the line of wines or liquors, go to the Rio Blanco Sample Rooms. John Vi. Welch ia also agent for Neef Bro.'s celebrated export beer —wholesale or retail. MAKE-BELIEVE FOOD. Adulterants Now Include Pul vac - iced Cig&r Boxes. I Hardly Anythin* That Wa IS Is lIM lutcly Fare-Wines and !,»«*— Am I Also Vortond to lUMMI tS« Merchant's PraSta. An analysis by the Mieasaharntte j board of health showed that swtl loading dealers in oocoanut were in creating their profit* by pulverising broken cocoanutahellannd mixing with ground pepper. When the attention of th-? authorities wrb called to thin swin dle the general quality of ground pej>- , j>ci- oil over the country took a sodden ! lise. Trade price lista had hard'y renched Europe when aome enterpris ing French and Italian manufacturer* 1 vegan to - end huge bags of “polrrette," j a compound made by grinding up al mond shells, olive stone*, cherry twig* and other ligneous fibers, flavored with n few drojxs of pepper extract, When the wholesale grocers and spice dealers found out about “poivretto” the loud est denunciations of the new adulter ant came from the lips of the worthy cocoanut shell grinder*. At one time, when the sugar de pended upon the color of the article, be ing lowest upon the raw, dark brown, and highest upon pure white, the offi cials noticed a sudden falling off ic the imports of the latter and an imnenae in crease in t lic former. To the eye and judged by onlinary standards the • tuff seemed the poorest and iropuragt raw sugar imported. The chemists in a short time demonstrated that the raw sugar had been refined in the west Indies, and then, to make the tariff light, had been mixed with fine day un til it looked like mud. It only needed |o lx? dissolved in water, filtered, boiltd down, and then it was a* pure and white a sugar as can be produced. In examining what waa *old til tlirough New England as powdered eti nuinon, Massachusetts chemist* w«x* ninazed to find that it did wt contain a particle of that bait, and they could not dutcojer a trace of the substance with wliih powdered cinnamon is usually tulfl teruted. Finally, in the red potvdk they found something green, whah turned out to be a fragment of an n ternal revenue stamp, such a* is uskl for tobacco. This gave the clew, and et aldcd them to sliow that the mysterio h Muff wa* old cigar boxes, dried ail ground up and flavored with a ft v drops of essential oil. The authoritl * not only published the discovery fort - ; with, but attacked the brand ao vig< - j ouslv that in tlie next month all in t a , market luwl been confiscated or dV strove*!. | In Boston a man has a machine whicj lakes the favorite food of that clti splits each bean into two grain*, chart twls and finishes these so much lito coffee that when roasted they dsQtjjk t lie average grocer. In Chicago aiytber commercial crook ha* a machine which n ukes n roast coffee bean out of c)a»' so :ml damaged wlioat flour. The dies v l.ich cut out the grains are aow-11 contrived that out of 200 no two tre nllkc. ' Sophisticated wines and liquors wee formerly very common. One house n Hamburg and one in Bremen not resy long ago did a large busmens with tie United States. They were quite honest in their dishonesty, and spared thegov • rninent by announcing in their bills of lading that their champagne wo* “carbonated gooseberry,” their old cognac flavored with “potato spirit,” or “industrial alcohol,” and tlieir Ben edictine “medicinal cordial.” They left the lying to the American customers, knowing, probably, that tlie now world is far sujxrior in this regard to the old world. • In spite of the cheapness arid whole sotnenesN of American wines, the offi cials occasionally run down people who make a scant livelihood by compound ing poor imitation*. The New York board of health, for example, found a “vineyard” in the cellar of an old ware house in the heart of the business cen ter. It consisted of a lot of old hot heads, in which the proprietor wa* fermenting damaged raisin* and de cayed currants. The resulting wine, after being filtered and fortified, wa* then altogether vile. The officer* threw several gallons into the sewer and ar rested the vintner. Hi* defense was novel, if not ludicrous. He said: “I am a gentleman and a Christian. That wine may not seem good, but it is splendid. And I wish it distinctly un derstood that it is respectable, because I sell it to 1,000 churche* for comm on ion wine.” In the manufacture of jellies, confec -1 ionery and bonbons the soul of adul teration runs riot. A cheap cxnb-apple jolly, made in New York, but sold by tlv» trade, generally consists of water, glucose, burned sugar, cider vinegar, oil of vitrol and vegetable gelatine. It is sold as cheap as five cents a glass, and is said to cost ices than three cents, the tumbler included. Of the Turkish fig paste, Arabian delight and jujube paste, much of which waa once and all of which Is still believed to be imported, nearly every ounop is made in the great manufacturing cities of the country. Of 200 brands of chocolate, plain or confectionery, examined officially, not 20 are pure. Sugar, starch, glucose, terra alba, barytes, brown ochre, clay, Venetian brown and other adultera tions are added to it, until in somecasea there is not more than 15 per cent, of the genuine article In what is offered under its name. Some years ago, in the factory of one of the largest makers in this country, the board of health found a ton of Venetian brown in the work room, with the iiprtman busy mixing It in the machine* with the liman. —The last 1 coddled sale of a asat In the New York stock exchange mall Til 116,000. Seat* were selling one yesr ago at about 520.000. Highest of til in Leavening Fewer.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report. Rs»aß£B ABSOLUTELY PURE FOR SPARE MOMENTS. Every person over five years of age in Storbech, Austria, is a chca-i player. The game is taught in the schools. It is said to lx* possible to draw plati num wires so fine that two of them twisted could lie inserted in fhe hollow of a human hair. Virginia has just enacted n law mak ing it a mi'-'demeanor to sell intoxicant* to uny student of an educational insti tution in tlmt state. The life insurance companies have reneon to regret the decease of Hamil ton Dispton, of Philadelphia. He car ried SI,ICO/. 00 insurance. A new glolie, for all kinds of light*, increases the illuminating power ten jx-r cent. It. is grooved vertically in ride and horizontally outside. Senator Wolcott, of Colorado, can do. what few men can do. lie can shave with a razor in each hard, and simul taneously write with two pens. A snail that has been decapitated, if kept in 11 moist place, will in. a ffqsv wcclts grow a new head, which will be as servieea! 1c n* the one removed. The cow tree grows in South and Cen tral America. A hole bond in the trunk mttf.es a miLk-likc liqu’d to flow, and this Leverage is palatable and nourishing. ■* • BOOKS AND WRITERS. Maarten Munrtens is reported to be slowly recovering from the illness which has for some time interrupted hi; literary v.orl:. I'nincc licr.ry of Orleans has written u new book of Central Asiatic travel, of which a translation will appear in London in the autumn. .Vr. Gladstone's interest in thcchar- ; acter of Sheridan has taken form in a paper on Fraser Rae’s new biography j of the dramatist. Julian Ralph declares that Coney Is -'••ind “still remains the king of all pop ular resorts cf America.” He soys that in ;t single year “8,000,000 souls” have congregated *there, but he neglects to state how many people there were. The most popular boys’ book in Italy — one surpassing even “Cuore”—is E;l inondo de Uenius’ “Libro d’Oro,” which has passed through 150 editions. It is now being- translated into German and a Swh-.-; publisher will issue u first e<lition of 18,000 copiei. The duke of Argyll champions the Ar menian cause in a forthcoming work, Responsibility Toward Tur key,” in w hich he uorrates the ADglo- Turkish events of 1856, the year when he served in the cabinet that concluded tiie treaty of Paris. CYCLING. Mr. Goschen, the secretary of war. bns followed Mr. Balfour's example and taken to the bicycle. A speed cf a mile in 58 seconds is claimed for a motor cycle exhibited at tii“ Imperial institute, London. 'l he dean of Rochester rays that in ins opinion the pleasure of cycling as compared to the harm isos Niagara to a It n.onnde. At a recent bull fight in Mud rid the I rr.iitadorc was niouutcd on a bicycle. The animal made a dash at him, the matadore failed toturn quickly enough, and wheel and rider were tossed high in the nir. The rider wns only slightly hurt, but th© wheel was utterly wrecked. They always talk who never think. — Pope. LEVI STRAUSS & CO? EVERY GARMENT GUARANTEED FACTORY - SAN FRANCI SCO - CALIFORNIA. What a lot ol advertising the Burlington Route must receive, If it is true, as most people sav, that “a pleased pas- IIIHHIPPfPPH senger is a railroad’s best advertisement l’ 1 Omaha Chicago Kansas City St Louis—ALL points east and south. Tickets and time-tables at any D. A R G. or Col. Mid. ticket office. G. W. VALLERY, General Agent, 1039 17th Street, Peuver, Col. BY THE FUNNY MEN. "What a heap of style Jimmie Wat son's wife throws cn.” “Oh, yes; Jim mie started a bicycle repair j hup last week” —Cleveland Plain Dealer. Deceived.—“ Why did Constance refuse young De llichc?” “He deceived her. lie told her he was worth a million, when in reality he is worth two mil lions.”—Detroit Free Press. Gobang—“lt seems to me that gar ment is too large for the baby.” Mrs. Gohang—“But you must remember that it will shrink from washing.” Go bnug—“So does the baby.”—Yonkers Statesman. Judge—“ What is the ground for com plaint in this divorce case?” Counsel —“Please, your honor, the.main pica will be incompatibility of temper in re gard to the merits of the'r respective bicycles.”—X. Y. Evening Telegram. “I should think it would irritate you. Dr. Rounder, to see members of your congregation falling asleep during your sermon.” “Not at all, moduni,” replied the preacher; “on the contraiy, it delights me. Sleep is a sign of u:i easy conscience. Those who can sleep do not need sermons." —Harper’s Ba zar. SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. —Last year the farmers of this coun try exported 331,722 cattle, for which they received $30,003,796. —lt is a surprising fact that the bakers of America last year sent abroad J 4,200,314 pounds of bread and biscuit, for which they received $634,650. —Only 9,437 burhels of rye were sent abroad Inst year, for which we received $5,340. The fnet that rye is a leading product in Germany, France, the Scan dinavian countries and Russia account* for the small export. —-J. E. Gove, writing on “The Size of the Solar System," says that “enormous ly large as the solar system absolutely is, compared with the size of our own earth, it is. compared with the size of the visible universe, merely as a drop in the ocean.” —An acute musical ear will detect so slight a difference in tone between two note* as the one-sixty-fourth of a semi tone. This means thut in the 11 octave* that t’;e hitman car compasses there would be at least some K.COO or 9,000 consciously different notes. —Mulhall estimates that the total production of gold and silver since 1492 has been £ 1,461,600,000; of this enor mous amount, £ 139,000,000 have gone to India and Chinn, never to return; £552,- 000,000 have been consumed in the man ufactures and arts, and only £ 193,000,- COO have been minted or used as cur rency. —lmportant improvement* in Roent gen photography Hre announced from Berlin. The most interesting is a simple method of photographing the stomach and intestines. It is only necessary for the patient to drink some harmless so lution of mineral salt, such as lime water, which is as injienetrable a* bone to X rays, and excellent results are ob tained. Q. O. Taylor Wblaklea load tbc liat for purity. There are some wise editors,in Cana da, one of whom recently said in his paper: * S *A few incontrovertible facts are of more value than a bushel of I theories.” Local theorists will please ponder. O. O. Taylor tVblsklr*. nothin* partr or better. THE PLATEAU LIVE STOCK COMPANY; Chxhi.es T. Limukiio, President. William F. Patrick, Vico President. Loci* Veil nix. Secretary. Above braiic] on left side. Ear-niarks. square crop off rljrlit and swallow for.: in left oar. Horse brand, same a* out. on left shoulder. Also own the followin’ hrnmis: \U p 18 OH EW EZE EXE ZRO ZEZ ZUZ LIZ EXA ZOX XOZ WON S Kumre, Pleo-anee creek, **etween (itand ami White lllvers. Postolliee address, clarence Lamb. Foreman, Plceance. Hio lilaneo ■ 0.,C01u. v uunir stallions aud thoroughbred (ial lowuy bulls for sale. E. HCHUTTR Above brand on left shoulder. Itange, Pleo anee creek. Post office address. Kiflo. Colo. EZRA FLEMMINCi. Cattle branded as above on left sldo or hip, but the majority are branded L C on left side. Also own Hv» and | |C / A Horse brand, same as cut on left hip. Range Flag creek ami Government road. Postolllee address. Meeker. Colo PRICE * BOWKLEY. Cattle tmurted seme m one on right aia«. Also own steers branded t n h °"" oranded same os out on right shoulder. Range, White river and Coyote Banin. PbttOffic* atl iross, Meeker. Colorado. 11. H. LEONARD. Cattle branded as above on left side. Horses same on left thigh. Range, upper Piccuuee creek and tributary country. P. O. address, Plceance, llio Blanco county, Colo. WHEELER A PFEIFFER. Above brand on left side. Also own stock branded XK and 48. Horses branded BBS on left hip. Ear-marks,' right crop and left underbit. Range, north side of Boar river. Postolllee address, 11. Pfeiffer, Routt, Routt county. Colorado. T. B. RYAN L CO. Hi Also own K on skle and bip; also K on sldo and hip; also on and on hip: also on side and on hip. ESI HI Hons brand on left ahoulder; also 8 on left shoulder. Range, Plce-anee creek and White river. Postolllee address Rube Oldiand, White River, Colorado, JOHN W. LOWELL. Cattle branded on left side as above. Horse brand "7 on left shoulder. Itsnge, vicinity of Lily Park, between Yampaand White rive PostofUce l.ilr, Routt county, Colo.