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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XVII.—NO. 28. Fruit! Fruit! Fruit! We are Headquarters for tall FRUITS in Season. Just look at th.es§ prices: Fancy Naval Oraofcs .. 40 cents per down. California Sweet Oraoces 2S Bauanaa 40 Lemons 85 " V Walnuts “ “ pound. jbf. Mixed Nut*.' 25 7 StreHlke & Givens, Druggists. DAVID SMITH DAVIP 3MITH & CO.y ,!A^ DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF Native and Oregon Lumber. A superior line of guaranteed mixed paints, doors, windows, etc. Osborne binders, mowers, mud rskes. Cooper wagons, and Standard mowers. A. OLDLANO & CO., General Merchandise. Groceries, Dry Goods, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Glass ware, Wagons, all kinds of Farm Machinery, Etc., Etc. Hartke <sb Slieete Make to order the FINEST STOCK SADDLES On The M«rla«t. Carry full lines of Light and Hoary Harness, and everything needed In Horse Furnishings. H\ IST. JoHANTQEN. Blacksmith and Wagon Maker. HORSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY. Brompt attention, given to all. work and satisfaction guaranteed. CHOP. CORNER MARKET AND FIFTH—REAR OF OLDLAND'S STORE *». O. Box 148. Moclxer. Colo. ---THE Rifle. Meeker and Craig STAGE AND FREIGHT LINE. Connections at Meeker for Uangely, the new oil and asphaltum fields, and all potnta in Kio Blanco and Routt counties, including the hunting resorts In Northwestern Colorado. 6ENERAL PASSENGER, EXPRESS AHD FREIGHT BUSINESS. For Information and rates, address: A- «J- COLE. Manager. Rifle. Colorado. KmsasCity jHAfpir v Best Dining Gar Service. 7 ELE6ANT EQUIPMENT. Chair Cars Free. TWO FAST TRAINS DAILY. A genius is a man who can make other men believe he knows more than they do. adams sxcwcjiml There is always one thing sure in bet ting and that is your chances to lose. FV»V»A»VWA^A^ I »VVVVVV%Aif PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. The six-foot man, no matter how self-composed he may be, is always “up in the air.**—lndianapolis News. Some bonds are worth more than their face value, and some are worth less. Vaga-bonda are in the worth less class.—Chicago Daily News. In order to make home life inter esting, an Atchison woman is giving a prize to her son who can guess nearest what she puts in a certain pie, says the Atchison Globe. Gas Manager— “Here’s a bill of S2OO from one of your speechmakera during the cam paign.” Candidate—“ Very well, put it into the drawer marked 'Gas Bills.' " —Ohio State Journal. Advice.—Ranter—“We’re getting up an amateur theatrical society and we're looking for a good motto; something appropriate, you know.” Banter—“ What’s the matter with Think twice before you act?’ ” Philadelphia Press. They Agreed.—“ Mr. Carnegie is the greatest and most sensible philan thropist the world ever knew.” “I agree with you, air. And now, may I ask your business?” “I am a book seller. And you?” "I am a maker of hardwood book shelving.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer. Bertha—“l do hate that Mr. Poller —always making remarks about one's dress.” Edith—“ You silly! He said your gown waa a perfect dream. I don’t See why you should be mad at that.” Bertha—“l had been wear ing that gown three days, and that waa the first time he noticed it.'*— Boston Transcript. "Woe is me,” sighed the fair maiden, who was being carried leagues and leagues from her home by the feudal knight. "I would that whoa was me,” remarked the knight’s coal black steed, for he was footsore. The maiden failed to catch the re mark, and continued to tear her gold en hair, as waa customary in much eases.—lndianapolis News. Don’t wait for opbortnhlty to call on you. Co and meet it half way. MEEKER. COLO.. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 15. 1902. SCHLEY vs. LEMLEY. Malice Towards Santiago** Hero Hot to be Tolerated. One of the most outrageous attache that baa aa yet appeared cornea now from Judge-Advocate-General Lem ley. To read the dispatches aa they come from Washington, and which artl given publicity in the dally press, shows a very deplorable condition on the part of cliques, at the head of oue of which Advocate-General Lemley seems to be. Laying aside all personal animosities . Lem lay's attack on Admiral Schley’s appeal, no reasonable mind can overcome the impression that malice is the gist of the action. Speaking of the Texas, the commenta tors declare: “The question is not so much one of possible credit to, but of possible ceusure of Admiral Schley in connection with the work of that vessel in the battle of Santiago. The plain truth is that Admiral Schley did not during that battle in any way direct or control the splendid performances of lhe Gloucester and the three battleships, Indiana, lowa and Texas. The officers in command of these ships neither ' received nor obeyed a solitary order from him.” Next the commentators turn their attention to what they declare were persistent efforts by Scbley’s attorneys to show that in some manner the Oregon at least was under hia orders during the battle, first by answering the signal, “Close up,” and afterward by firing its thirteen-inch guns under signal from the Brooklyn, and they say: “But that attempt, as the testimony to be quoted below shows, was a failure.” They quote, therefore, passages from Captain Clark's testimony, in which be said in regard to the order, “Cloee up,” that that was a standing order in the squadron to attack the enemy at once if they appeared, and to keep the heads of the ships always toward the entrance,” snd “I remember a feeling of satisfac tion that there was an order to close in, in case any accident had happened— and colliding with other ships.” W. B. Conkey of Chicago, says: ‘ “The fact remains that Admiral Schley was in command at Santiago, controlled and directed every move of the squadron, that won the battle and destroyed the Spanish fleet “It strikes me that no amount of quibbling or political wire pulling can take that glory from Admiral Schley. At least that seems to be the opinion of the American public and a great many of the leading men of that great public.” Read this and then say, if the fleet did not work with Schley, and appreci ate him as the Commander-in Chief. After the battle. Schley compliments the Oregou, Texas, in fact all the fleet which took part in the battle: ! “Somebody raised a broom at our (the Brooklyn) masthead on one of the peu ■ n»nt halyards, and the crew of the Ore gon followed suit, and then gave three cheers for Commodore Schley. On the Texas the men all liued up ou the for ward deck and at request from some body aboard—l presume Captain Philip himself—gave three cheers for Cornmo dore Schley. The little Vixen circled around us three or four times, her crew yelling themselves hoarse for the Brook lyn. for Schley, and for the victory. “But from the New York there came never a sound of joyfuluess and never a cheer.” The New York was Sampson’s flan ship, and hud just returned from Sibonev after the battle, and Advocate General Lemley is Sampson’s friend. Irrigation. Congressman Bell is working hard to secure the governments aid in diverting the course of the Grand river so that highlands along the stream may he Irrigated. We wish Congressman Bell success. It would he oue move iu the right direction. Congress appropriates' every year thousands upon thousands of dollars for the levees on the Mississippi river to reclaim swamp lands. There is no question as to Us richness, neither Is there as to our western prairies and valleys. A few thousand dollars ex pended on the White, Grand and Yampa rivers diverting the courses of the streams and building reservoirs wooM accomplish more good, make better and healthier homes then ten Umee the amount expended la draining •wasp lands. Resident Roosevelt in his recent ■MWBge to congreas says: “The recla mation and settlement of the arid lands will touch every portion of our country. ” The Secretary of the Interior has re ported that there is at present G 00.000.000 ■ores of vacant land in the United Steles and that upon one quarter of that lend it is possible to get water. Unless this is dime much of the country will remain barren end the thousands of men tl>:it are anxious to become inde pendent citizens will remain wanderers or tenants. Jt is time that congress should take some action, for enough work has been done by private capital to demonstrate the fact that river courses can be di verted, water stored end arid lands re claimed. The work of reclaiming vast areas of desert land has not been profitable to those engaged io the work. The only reason for this is the competition of the eastern farms. The government should take hold of this work and should they push it as they have the reclaiming of the swamp lands of the south it would be but a short time uutil thousands of new homes would be mado on our prairies and what would help oue sec tion of this country would help it all. Howls of the Republican*. The Republican press is still howling because Governor Orman saw fit to call the legislature into extra session. They howled one year ago at thin same legislature and governor because an eight hour law was passed and signed and also a revenue bill. At least that was the reason given for their howling but as a matter of fact the Republican pres* and Republicans do not like the idea of the Democrats making a good record for themselves. Of the eight Republican members of the legislature every one of them have filibustered and delayed every good bill introduced. Every good measure passed by this 13th general assembly has been met with derision by the Republican press of the state. Tbe Democrats have made. In spite of all this, a good clean reoord for themselves and are willing to stand on that record at tbe next election. They will not get the capitalist vote, nor the corporation vote, but they will get the votes of the masses—as Liucoln said of “God’s people,” “God must have loved them for he made so many of them.” Few people would think that there is a “busy season” connected with the government departments, and least of all, with tbe Patent Office. Neverthe less. that office is right at the height of the winter rush of patents that begins in December and ends with April. The great majority of the patents that come at this time are from dwellers in the agricultural districts who are busy dur ing the more open months of the year at their regular pursuits. A third route for tbe Isthmian canal is being urged on tbe government by a private syndicate. This is known as the Darien router end proposes to cut the Gordian knot by cutting a tunnel through the granite backbone of the isthmus. Tbe tunnel would be at least 2uo feet high, allowing for the tallest masts of any ship, and would go from ocean to ocean on the same level, thus avoiding the use of locks. Stagy of Soils. The investigations on agricultural 1 soils which are being conducted in this ; country are probably unsurpassed in quality and extent by those of any country, unless it be Russia, where a , very systematic anti extensive line of investigations, including a survey and classification of the soils of the whole country, has been in progress for & number of years, says the Popular Sci ence Monthly. The work in this coun try has been carried on mainly by a number of the agricultural experi ment Btationa and the divisions of soils of the national department of ag riculture. The report of the field op erations of the division of soils for i 1899, by Prof. Milton Whitney and a , number of his assistants, lately is- ! sued, is a report of progress in survey- ! ing the soils of the United States. Dur- j ing the year areas aggregating about 720.000 acres were studied in the field ; and mapped. Uraalle Block Weighing* 1,400 Teas. ! The largest, block of granite ever I quarried is being used in the construe- i tion of the Beachy Head lighthouse, | England. It comes from Cornwall, 1 weighs 1,400 tons and is 68 feet long, 1 20 feet wide and it fe*l THE PIONEERS i. W. HUGUS & COMPANY (Incorporated.) DEALERS IN EVERYTHING. We are closing out Seasonable Goods at remarkably low prices, and offering bargains all along the line. Goods must be sold to make room for Spring stock. We never goods over— New-goods sell bett „• than old. Our stock is always fresh and new. A Railroad to China. If it were possible to build a railroad from here to China —not around but THROUGH the earth—it would be a little more than 8.000 miles long; about the same as the Burlington. But it wouldn’t be as good a railroad as the Burlington. Its traius wouldn’t be os fast, its track as sold, or its em ployas as accommodating. Burlington trains for Kansas City and St. Louis leave Denver at Bp. m. and 10 p. in. For Omaha and Chicago at 4p. m. and 10 p. m. Black Hllla and Moutana train leaves at IJ.fiO p. ui. Tickets at offlesa of connecting lines. * lilrnimumn TickBt 0ffiC8,103917,(1 st ’ WfNKjMg 0. W. I/ALLERY, Gen’l Agent, HlljlJlijH A. J. STARK & CO-, Manufacturing : Jewelers, WEfOIsBSAXjII ANTP RBTAIIj. Watches. Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware. &c. 924 Sixteenth Street, Denver, Colorado. H. KETCH AM. D. D. 8.. 17 and 18 Masonic Temple, Corner 10th and Welton street*. DENVER, COLORADO. Hours 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Telephone, Ked-788. JJBNRY A. WILDHACK. United States Commissioner, NOTARY ANDCONVEYANCER Attend to Pre-emption and Desert Land tilings, take and acknowledge an nual or final proofs on Desert claims as well as Pre-emptions, institute contests, etc. Necessary blanks on hand. MEEKER, COLORADO. E. T. SUMNER'S Barber Shop and Bath Rooms. TUBS. SHAVING, HAIRCUTTING, lIAIB DRESSING AND SHAMPOOING Done neatly and promptly. I’arlora tn the Baer Block, Meeker. IF YOU WANT Pine Win, Liquors or Clears Don’t fail to call at the Old Kentucky Liquor Store. BOTTLED GOODS IN ENDLESS VARIETY. Fresh keg beer always on draught. Light lunches at ull hours. Mr. Wheeler Got Rid of His ItlieiiinutlHin. "During the winter of 1H98 I was so lame in mv joints, in fact all over my bwlv, that I could hardly hobble around, when I bought a bottle of Chamberlain’s Pain Balm. From the llrst application I began to get well, and was cured and have worked steadily all the year.—R. Wheeler, North wood, N\ V. For sale by Slreblke & Givendruggists. PRICE. FIVE CENTS. J. W. HI7GUB, J.C. DAVIS, PrcHldcnt. Vice-President. A. C. Moultow, Cashier. BANK OF MEEKER (HuccoMor to J. W. Hugua A Co.. Dankera) MEEKER, - - - COLORADO. Transact a General Banking Buslnem. Highest prico paid for County Warranto. In tercut allowed on Time Deposit*. Drafts irnwn on Eastern Cldc* and Europe. Correanondent*. Western Nat'l Bank. New York; U. 8. National Bank, Omaha; Flrat Na tional Bank. Denver: Flrat National Bank. Uawlins, Wyo.; Flrat National Bank, Glen wood Springs: and in all principal cities of Europe. Collections Promptly Attended to. Edward T. Taylor, ATTORNEY AT LAW, (County Attorney Garfield County) OLENWOOD SPRINGS, - - COLORADO. General practice In all Courts und U. 8. Lut'd Ofllee. Local and Long Distance Telephone* in offleo and at residence. George L. Greer, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice In all court*. Prompt attention given to all lines of legal work. Office next door to Tbo Herald. E. A. Martin, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office In Court House. MEEKER COLORADO. Q W. WOLFENBEItGER. IDentist. Located permanently In Meeker. All work done by latest nml best approved methods, and guaranteed to give satisfaction. Prices reasonable. Your acquaintance solicited. New Meat Market AICHER & BLOOMFIELD. In the Baer Building. VEGETABLES IN SEASON. nr Tour patronage solicited. 6 .0. Tc/c.- VhWcfw; tutoqa’te f» ft|Msrfyl