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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. xn.— NO. 51. HAY & JOHANTGEN lliui IK Confections, Cigars, Tobaccos,, garni Sullies, Boots ani Notions. City - Drug - Store. ; FOToryion, MnKan. coxjorado. **"" i A. Ouun. R. OLOiMO. L B. Walbridob. A OLDLAND & CO., Ceneral Merchandise, **Boots and Shoes Hardware, Class ware Tobaooos, Cigars, Etc., Etc. CV~We handle tte John Deere Flows and Harrow*. Also all kinds of Farm Machinery. *r : - THE COLORADO STA6E & TRANSPORTATION COMPANY Does a General PAseoger and Express Business Between Rifle Creek, Meeker, Axial and Craig, And connects with stages for the follow points: BUFORD. WBITB BTVKR CITY, RAIVGBLY, PAGODA, MAY BELL, LILY PARK, ■nril IMTB LAY, FOUR MILE GOLD FIELDS, DIXON, BAGGB, HAYDEN. TRULL, BTEAMBOAT SPRINGS. H. S. Harp, proprietor. * W -K3&. * A. C. Mouuron. Oeahler. BANK OF MEEKER (Sueoeeeor to J. W. Hague A Co.. Banker*) MEEKER, - - - COLORADO. 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, Kountse Bros., New York; First National Bank, Omaha: First No tional Bank. Dearer: First National Bank, Rawlins, Wyo.; First National Bank, Glen wood Springs: and In all principal cities of Harop*. Collections Promptly Attended to. TXBNRY A. WILDHACK, II (County Judge) NOTARY AND CONVEYANCER Attend to ftfrwgption Deaert nil or Anal proof* on Dooort cldDi aa wall aa Pi»Oßptiooa, Institute contests, ate. Xecaaaary blanks on band. Ofßoe In the Court House, MEEKER. COLORADO. JOHN L. GRAY, ZiAwran. Oflee on Main Street, MEEKER, COLORADO. B. BRUNER, M. D., PlTUciai art Surgeon. Office. Seventh Street. Near Main. An Yw Going East? If so, bare a talk with tbs Ticket Agent at poor station, i wbo lstbe one most interested In seeing that you get a first class route. Ask him about the Wabeab. Ask him to tell about tbs new line from If ansa* City, St. Louis and Chicago to Buffalo, and our Through Car Senrloe to New'York and Boston. Ask him to figure the distance and be will tall you that it Is the abort lino—Jost MOO miles from Kansas city to Buffalo. Ask bias about tbs round trip rata* to all ssatsrn points. An mask served In Dining ears; yon pay only for wbat yon get. Write to sae for beautiful flea dipt! to books, folly Ulnstra tad. C. M. BAjoaow, ' lOUlTtbShmot, Denver, 0010. Prospectors' Map ofiflab/ The rasa sorer Department jt tl Bio Grande Wooten Btofwav Ins jn Issued aa np-t»dato map •bswiog t mining districts of record, together Wi 1 aa ootUna sketch otCha older district and caUlng sped slat teyflon to sever partially dantooM rtfftocs which ha reoaotiy showy Important uncoverini of gold and eoMer.pbw attracting noli of prapsetma, Intbatora and others. For soplA of this valuable map a dnwLi. Ifbfitslgh. G. P. A.. 8t THIS PAPER ■%SrtlMng Aiwuy. iMbi « Merchant* A Drouth-Resisting Fodder Plant. Californians are experimenting with a new fodder plant known as the “Saffhallen Knot weed” (Polygonum Saghaliense), plants of which are now growing on the experimental station grounds at Berkeley, and said to be wonderfully resistant to the effects of drouth. The following description is from the official journal of the Cape Colony Agricultural Department: “In climates exposed to drouths this Poly gonum grows with astonishing vigor. Its roots accommodate themselves to all soils, even such as are hard and stony. Besides it is used successfully to con- ' solidate the banks of rivers, the slopes of railway embankments, and like places. It is very picturesque plant for ornamental planting, the stems being about three feet high, furrowed like those of the rush, and the leaves num- i erous, about 11 inches long and 7* inches , broad. The flowers are produced in panicles of little bunches, and are eager- 1 ly visited by bees toward the end of 1 summer. Ou the approach of the < European winter the stems lie down, but the root-stock is perennial under the surface. It requires no protection, and in the following spring new shoots arise 1 more numerous than the previous year 1 on account of the plant's facility of bud i production. In turning this plant to account as a successful fodder, the stems are cut in spring level with the soil as soon as they 1 have reached a height of three feef or < more. The entire cutting is passed over < to the farm stock, which are all very fond of it,whether fresh or made into bay New stems begin to sprout up immed iately and furnish a second, followed by 1 a third and even a fourth cutting iu good soils, which keep up a prolonged t vegetation. Under these conditions a £ clever cultivator could secure a return . of about twenty-five tons per acre. A plantation is made by picking out young plants obtained from seed, or sections of the rhizome, at a distance of a yard f apart. A combination of the two is ( moat suitable. This is best done in spring or late autumn. The next season the stems and leaves spread over the en tire surface of the soil. It is not < necessary to give any manure or culture c when the plant is once established. It ( may be added t£*t the young leaves make a very gopd vegetable for the ta ble, leas adqjktban sorrel, less insipid than spinach. The vegetarians have, t already used and appreciated it as a \ samqfdr vegetable. fl - -Jfl MEEKER. COLO., SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1807, Cattle and Returning Prosperity. The Breeders Gazette is satisfied that the stock growers of this country have blazed the way for returning prosperity, and reasons as follows, along these lines: “The substantial profits made by the breeders and feeders of live stock throughout the great oorn and grass growing regions of the United States during the past nine months afford the beat possible ground for the belief, now so freely expressed by those having their hands closely upon the financial and and commerlcal pulse, that the long business depression is at length wearing itself out, and that the vitality of the nation is again beginning to assert itself. JKm.ll* DUSBMSSUC «UU and forage into beef, pork and mutton can be conducted upon a satisfactory basis in this country, there is hope for nearly all other industries. There has not been so much money made from American herds and flocks within a like period at any time since the panic of 1893 as has been made by Western far mers, feeders and rangemen since the great com crop of 1896 matured. This may seem like a strong statement, but we believe it is true, nevertheless, and we also believe that the importance of this fact can scarcely be overestimated in its bearing upon the business situa tion. Bondholders and bankers are by common repute supposed to be the only class making any money, but where is the bond that has borne such coupons or where is the fund of money that has earned any such interest as can now be credited to fairly treated farm ani mals?" The Sultan of Turkey may not be al together modern in his ideas, but wheu it comes to the game of diplomacy, he is able to hold his own with any of them. * * * Atlanta, Georgia, is turning up a lot of sensations these days, the latest be ing a charge of burglary against a preacher's daughter. * * • According to the official reports of au army officer, the Indians of New Mexico either drive thegovernment school teach ers off the reservation, or shut them up iu their rooms, while they engage in the orgies of their barbarous feasts. • * • So far the girls have been acting as conductors of street cars for “sweet charity,” but they will soon be doing it for wages, just as their brothers do. * * • If there is any man in public life that can turn more political tricks than Sen ator Matthew Stanley Quay, his name does not occur to us. * • * Perhaps the publication of the charge that the wife of the Chinese minister at Washington was the real head of the Chinese legation was not as objection able to that lady as it was to her hus band. *** The most important news of the sea son is that Kansas farmers have dis- ; covered away to make tramps work V South Carolina finds its whisky profits about $15,000 shy. This will not be con sidered a misfortune by those who regard i money from that source as ill-gotten. *** Chinese highbinders are thought to have turned a trick in New York city, 1 bet why such tenderfoot criminals | should tjy to compete with the experts 1 of that krsm is passing strange. i X •**• i Sa * 1 New murderess seems t to have reachecNlhe religious stage a i a little ahead of scnMlule time. Fiowera i for her male partner crime will be \ ' next in order. i * • * c Evangelist Moody says no man shall c speak from bis platform who does not j believe in the swallowing of Jonah by the whale. c • • * i Some persons cannot be demoralized, g and the Connecticut woman who has t taken, read and preserved a New York c daily newspaper for 41 year without in- 1 jury to her good standing must be one v of them. * * * a It is a dull week when the “fastest o vessel afloat" does not make a trial trip, a The latest is English built. o The Japanese savants who think the wendh greatest need is a new religion aft mistaken; there are plenty of relig ions, tut not enough men and women who lire up to their teachings. I * * » I * Sh using of the strike by coal opera , Ux#t> force up prices, regardless of the ■apflr of coal on hand, is not the first Un* tat labor has given capital unex ps«Mf profits. _ DrlE. B. Stiles, the Denver dentist, will tfc in Meeker in a few days and re ntals i couple of weeks. IJbefealt Lake Tribune has published aa atV&ctive book from its popular Years Ago Today” series, giving ao accurate history of the trip of the first pimeers to Utah. The book has all the Viginal matter as it appeared from daito day, aud in addition a com plete bri* history of the other immi grations the same year carefully compiled.\ AdditiouU portraits and historical subjects art included, the book con taining 125\illu8tralions, which alone are very valuable, 50 per cent of the portraits neva before having appeared iu print. \ The price of lie work is 20 cents by mail. _ _ Carl Dunder. If she vbas a cold day somepody wants to know if hit vbas cold enough for me. Can I have \t sliust so cold or warm? Vhas Ito be ler shudge? If he vhas a hot day Souiepody wants to know if she vhas hot enough fer me. Suppose he was or wasn't? Can I haf dot weather like I want him? If I shlip down or der sidewalk, more ash tan peoples come around uud say : “Eh, Dander, did you fall down?” If I doanfall down, how vhas 1 dere? I laid a man some money und he pays her back und it vhas all right I lend some more and he shumps oudt uud eaferoody says: “Vhas a fool you vhas! youoight to have known better!" ±j* i*t summer I like to hire a man for ten shilling a day to work around my house, but I can't find nopody. As soon aawiuter comes und nopody can work m>re ash feety fellers strike me for a quirter und say der poor vhas growingpoorer eafery day. If it 'has so warm in der winter dot nopody can cut ice der newspapers vhas sayiugdot der peoples vhill be robbed next simmer by der ice man. If it vhas so cold dot der ice vbas two feet thick ler newspapers vhas saying dot der coil man vhar squeezing der life blood out of der country. Vhen der days vhas short der gas man says my bill vhas high because der eafnings vhas so long. Vhen der days vhas long he says I must expect big bills because I haf so much company. If I make some shange for a customer und gif him ten cents too much, he puts it in his pocket und says honesty vhas der best policy. If dot shange vhas ten cents short, he makes a great row und saya dere vhas no inducement in dis world for a man to be honest. Vhen a milkman comes in mv place for a glass of beer, he says he can't taate some hops in dot brew. Vhen I sip bis milk and ask him vhere be got dot water, he vhas so mad he wants to fight me. A man comes in my place eafery day for weeks und says it vhas strange der peoples doan’make me Gofernor. I lend him $2 und 1 doan' see him fer three months. Den I meet him und ask vhy he doan’ pay, und he says she vhas strange der peoples doau' ride me on a rail. Eaferypody comes to me und says 1 vhas a good feller, und dot means I must help eaferypody. If Igo to some one und call him a good fellow he winks out of his eve at me und says: “Do you pelief I vhas some greenhorns, eh?" Fife hoonered poys go by my house on a sleigh-ride, und sooch a yelling und toqting you nefer heard. My poy Shake goes purty soon und whistle for his dog, und s policemans comes along und says: “Shtop dot noise, you voung Dutchmans! Doan’ you known you vhas making eaferypoby seek!" If I goes py some clothing shtore for a coat, und der price vbas too high, der man says to me: “Dunder, I like to assure bar dot I doan' make feef ty cents on dot ooat at feef teen dollar. I haf ———— have —• gglgjili the pioneers FygSS taltothe HUGOS HOME (Xxxcoxporaktcd) THING THE __ - tbade Headquarters «-e cai ' DEMANDS. ■ r ° n ‘ ' PLEJ 111 p —o— Everything. SOR'i j f WE BUY FOB I cash WE WANT YOUR TRADE A^riotomy , Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attent: * ' location of DAVID SMITH & CO., " S ■MMcifie i DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF --Native Lumber -4 suen as SIDING, FLOORING, CEILING, LATH, SHINGLES, ROUGH AND FINISHING LUMBER. ,/N.ll Orders Filled ora. Shortest Possible XTotlco. only ten left.” I buys him, und two ! days later I see a big sign iu der papers: ! “Big drive! 1 ,000,000 of dose same coats 1 at SB, und doan’ you forget him.” One day a man meets me und says liberty vhas dead und der republic gone oop. Der next Soonday der police doan’ catch his saloon open uud lie slaps me - on der back und says: “Liberty vhas , all right und der republic vhas der best • in der world!" I can’t make him oudt. Maype it ( petter I doan’ come to America. WHITE HOUSE ETIQUETTE. Bole* That Are Strictly Observed by tbe President's Family. 1 When the president and his wife drive : out, the president sits on the right hand seat and his wife on the left, says the Illustrated American. If there are others in the oorriage, i whether ladies or gentlemen, they must Nit with their backs to the horses. Wheu Mrs. Cleveland was first married 1 she tried the experiment of placing her mother opposite the president and her self iu the presidential lamlau, but the people laughed at it so immoderately and professed to think Mrs. Folsom (as - she was then) to be the maid, that- it was ( speedily dropped. When the presi dent’s wife drives alone, she sits in the right-hand corner —the place of honor, i The lady of the white house cannot ( set foot within those splendid houses in Washington whose flagstull's mark the foreign embassy or legation. She could not goswithout the president, and as an embassy or legation is technically a part of the country it represents, the ! president could not go —so tnat she ; never sees the inside of a diplomatic house as long as she presides at the executive mansion. The president ' diuew only at cabinet houses, and his wife cannot dine anywhere without, him. President Arthur dined with judges of the supreme court and with senators —but. as he had no wife the ■ whole system was very much simplified for him. The president’s wife may, if 1 she chooses, go to luncheons where 1 there are no gentlemen, or to teas, both being regarded as strictly informal; , but the danger of giving offense by ac cepting one invitation and declining an -1 other is so great that it is seldom, or i never risked. LITTLE LAUGHS. “For turning out engaged couples you 1 can’t beat it.” “What do you mean? A summer escort?” “No, a hammock,” — ( Yonkers Statesman. Customer—“ Gimme tome beef with plenty of fat, potatoes and spinach.” Waiter—“ Grover Cleveland, Ping Tee and ; Peffer!”—lndianapolis Journal. George—“ How do you like it, Cora?” 1 Cora.—“lt’s perfectly lovely. Hut what, do they have all these policemen at the game for? O, I know; it is to keep the men from stealing bases."—Somerville Journal. Mistress (to servant looking for a place)—“Why don’t you show your book of references?” Servant—“ B ecause I do not wish to reflect on the 1 character of the employers who change their servants every fortnight.”— Flicgende Blatter. He—“ And did you call at Monte Carlo while you were at Nice?” She— “No; papa called on him, I believe, but from his disappointed appearance when he returned to the hotel, I think Mr. Carlo must have been out.”—Public Opinion. Subscribe for The Herald. GO TO • • The Kentucky Liquor Store FINE WINES, For LIQUORS, CIGARS. Letup’s St. Louis Beer Constantly on Taj PRICE, FIVE CE/ CRUSOE'S ISLAND DISAPPEARS. Beportfid Sinking of Joan VernaudM Land by Volcanic Action. A few weeks ago a vessel putt ingin at Lisbon after a trip around Cape Horn, reported the destruction by vol canic action of the Juan Ferinandcz inland, famous as the scene of “Robin son Crusoe.” The master claimed to have seen the catastrophe from the deck of his vessel. The report was not given credence at the time by scientific men, and many denials were printed in papers and magazines. Hut CnpL l’owells, of the British ship James Kerr, asserts that the story is generally be lieved by seafaring men all over tho world. The James Kerr has recently arrived from Newcastle, N. S. W., where she was laid up four months on account of the coal mine strike. Capt. Powells met a very large number of master mariners there, and says that the de struction of the island was a matter of common gosisp among them. The captain himself has not passed within sight of the island since 1889, when he secured a photograph of it from the deck of his ship. He says that, some of the captains who arrived in Newcastle while he was there verified the report, thta the ialnnd was missing. 8S Market for Railroad Tie*. It fakcH each year 200,000 acres of forest to supply crossties for the rail roads of the United States. It takes 15,000,000 ties to supply the demand, for which the contractors get on an aver age 35 cents apiece, baking in the ag gregate $5,250,000. Nine cases out of ten of ordinary coldff can be cured in their early stage by a hot bath and drinking a glass of hot lemonade immediately before going to bed. DESERT LANDS—NOTICE OF INTENTION TO MAKE FINAL PROOF. Land Office at l Glcuwood Springs, Coin., July 14, IW. f I, J. 11. Wallace, of Plceance, Rio Illanco county, Colo., who made desert land appllea lion No. 114 Ute, on tin* (sth day of September, tw:i, for the E 4 SW «*, See. 8, Tp. :j S., H. 0"> W. nth P. M., hereby give notice of my Intention to make tlnal proof ■ to establish my claim to the lund nbovo described la-fore the Clerk of the District Court of Rio Illaneo county, at Meeker,Colo., on Saturday, the day of An ■ (rust. anil thal I expect to prove that said . laud has been properly h rivaled and reclaimed In the manner required by luw, by two of the following witnesses: John Preehtel, Alfred Rcddin and James Mikkelson. nil of Ritle. Colo.,and 11. 11. Leon ard, of -Plceance, Colo. J. 11. Wai.i.ace, Claimant. JylT-au2l J. B. Piiiui-pi, Register. DESERT LANDS—NOTICE OF INTENTION TO MAKE FINAL PROOF. Laxd OfFic* at I Glen wood Springs, Colo., June 21, 1897. » I, Charles Popper, of Itunßely, Rio Illanco county, Colorado, who made desert land application No. 52, on the 27th day of August, 18185. for lot I. SE !« N\V > 4 , Sec. 2:l.Tp. 4 N., R. KM, W. »!th P. M.. hereby (river notice of my Intention to mukc llnal pnxif to estatillsh iny cluim to the laud hlm>vc described before the Register and Receiver, at Glen wood Springs, Colorado, on Saturday, the 21st day of July. 1X!»7, and that I oxp4-ot to prove that said land has been properly irrigated and reclaimed In the manner required by law, by two of the following w it nesses: lly Meeks, James MitebcP. Parley Hout/. and John Thomas, all of Kangrly, Colorado. Chaki.es Poppek. J2ft-Jy3l Signature of Claimant. Summons-—Divorce. STATE OF COLORADO, ( County of Rio Blanco, In the County Court. Margaret Card, plaintiff, 1 versus (-SUMMONS. John W. Card, defendant. 1 Tho People of the State of Colorado—To John W. Card, the defewiant also e named, greet ing: You are hereby required to appear in an ac tion brought against you by the above named plaintiff. In the County Court of Rio Illaneo county. State of Colorado, and answer the com plaint therein within thirty days after the scr . vice hereof. If served within tho State of t '<>lo ' rado. or by publication: or. If served out of the Htate of Colorado, within fifty days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of service; or said action may ts* regularly ret for trial the same as though such appearance had been made and Issue Joined on such complaint. The said action Is brought by plaintiff to ob tain a d«*ereo of divorce, dissolving the bond* of matrimony now existing l*»tweon plaintiff and defendant, on the ground of desertion, and neglecting to provide the plaintiff with the common neeessarb-s of life, as will more fully app«*ar from the complaint In said action to which reference Is here* made and a copy of which Is hereto attached. And you are hereby notified that if vou fail to HPpcar. and to answer tbe said complaint as above required, the said plaintiff will apply to tho court for the relief therein demanded. Given under ray hand and the seal of said court, at Meeker in said county, th's 28th day of June, A. D. H. A. Wildhack, jSeab Judge and Acting Clerk ] JyA-JvgJ County Court.