THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. xn.— NO. 51.
HAY & JOHANTGEN
Confections, Cigars, Tobaccos,,
garni Sullies, Boots ani Notions.
City - Drug - Store. ;
FOToryion, MnKan. coxjorado.
A. Ouun. R. OLOiMO. L B. Walbridob.
A OLDLAND & CO.,
**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.
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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
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,
JOHN L. GRAY,
Oflee on Main Street,
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
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
Write to sae for beautiful
flea dipt! to books, folly Ulnstra
C. M. BAjoaow,
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
■%SrtlMng Aiwuy. iMbi « Merchant*
A Drouth-Resisting Fodder
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
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
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
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
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
The most important news of the sea
son is that Kansas farmers have dis- ;
covered away to make tramps work
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
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
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
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.
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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
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. _ _
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
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
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
—• gglgjili the pioneers FygSS taltothe
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
i DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF
-4 suen as
SIDING, FLOORING, CEILING, LATH, SHINGLES, ROUGH AND
,/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
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.
“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
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.”—
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
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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
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
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
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
lly Meeks, James MitebcP. Parley Hout/.
and John Thomas, all of Kangrly, Colorado.
J2ft-Jy3l Signature of Claimant.
STATE OF COLORADO, (
County of Rio Blanco,
In the County Court.
Margaret Card, plaintiff, 1
John W. Card, defendant. 1
Tho People of the State of Colorado—To John
W. Card, the defewiant also e named, greet
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.
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