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Established August M, Mi Meeker, Colorado. SATURDAY. JANUARY A MR JAMBS LVTTLK, Editor A Publisher. Kotorad In th« Po*tooc# at Motor. Rio Blanco County, 0010-, as reooad clmi mail matter. HOME NEWS. — ■ ■ TERMS! FOB ILUCtimoX. One Ywr 19 W Mix Month)* 1 00 you AUVKM'I'ISINC. profcMaloual Card*. par Month |JW One Inch, display, par Month iW Two Inches, per Mouth., » 00 Three InchuM, per Month 4 00 Four Inchon, par Month . . 6UU Five Inchon, per Month 0 00 Ten InchoN, (1-9 column* per Mouth 10 on Twenty Inchon, (1 column) per Month. ..13 tiu FrofoMlonal Card*, when paid In advance, 01‘J ou per year. Ixk'm 1 notice* ten cent* per line. Legal notice* wvdii cenia par line. Add root all communication* to T>|K MKKKKRHKRAI.I), Meeker, Colorado. Hchool will bo closed for a few Weeks. The* strongest ties uniting nations Art* railroad ties. Notice the new Oldland A (Jo. add in another column. Ole Walden has been visiting In Craig the p*xt few days. Local news are very scarce this Week owing to the small-pox scare. Francis Middleton Is spending the holidays over on Yainpa river. T. F. Dunn of Big Beaver is stop ping In town for n few days. Here’s wishing The Herald read ers unparalleled prosperity in 1908. Miss Hprlngstein left on Thursday morning for a two weelta* visit with friends. We always wonder when we see a Wg crowd anywhere how it ever gets home. Cattlemen will observe another hunch of stock brands In this Issue of Thr Hkbald. You may tell folks there is no use In worrying, but how will you tell them to avoid It. Wash Wakeman was a passenger out on Tueeday’s stage to visit friends in the east. After a visit to the outside of sev eral weeks duration, Mr. J. C. Sulli van Is home again in Meeker. Miss Seaman left on Tuesday for a few weeks* visit with friends and rel atives in Denver and Loveland. Eugene Taylor arrived here from Ault, Weld County, a few days ago fo visit his brother, J. A. Taylor. Fred Oulniet and wife went ont on this morning’s stage for a visit with Mr. Ouimet’s parents in Montreal. D. T. Riley and IT. C. Phelpe start ed for the Rangely oil belt Saturday afternoon to be gone about a week. Leave laundry with Edwin P. Mays, Meeker Hotel, agent for Troy Globe laundry* This laundry Is one of the best in the state. Miss Hellen Miller Gould has a high ideal of the obligations of wealth, and the beauty of it is that she lives (dose to these ideals. According to latest maps Angora is the only point in Rio Blanco county to be touched by the Moffat Short line. Now* listen to our jealous rivals at Steamboat give us the laugh. The Herald Is indebted to the popular Burlington Route and to the W. F. Robinson Printing Company of Denver for two of the most handsome and useful calendars we have re ceived. Mrs. G. F. Britton aud two young tons arrived in Meeker on Wednes day from Glen wood Springs. As an nounced last week in The Hrarld Photographer Britton and faintly ex pect to remain with ns permently. County Superintendent Brown has issued Amt grade certificate* to Miss Gertrude Springsteln, C. M. French a«d F. W, Sharp as a result of the late teachers* examination. Miss Carson took the examination hut had her papers sent to Garfield Conn*?, where she expects to teach. The pew year Is here—let us each pne see how much he can accomplish during the coming year—how much good each can do his fellow man— how much each can do to make thin earth a happier place in which to jive, fn fact, be decent, be noble, be honest, lead a clean life and it will make things pleasanter all along the line. May 1908 be a record breaker Jn tMw A bomb, a relic of the civil war, was thrown Into a furnace in Sharon, Pa., along with other scrape iron, and exploding nearly wrecked the plant. Relics of the civil war are still dan gerous and some of them explode In congress nearly every seeelon. Local Weather-Observer Baker gives us the following summary of November weather: mean tempera ture 34.6; maxlum temperature 67, Nov. 9; minimum temperature -7, Nov. 80; total precipitation 1.06; total snowfall 11; clear days 16; partly cloudy 7, oloudy & Mr. Rockefeller Is a generous man and a pious class leader, but we re spectfully suggest that be take a Sun day off to oonslder the question whether he could not do the poor a little good by restoring oil to Its old price and deferring a few’ contribu tions to the Chicago University. After the l&th day of January there will be a number of statesmen out of a Job at the state. Outside of the governor und some very few appoln ees in the state house the Democratic party will lose very little. There are ouly about 85 people holding office In all the departments who are Demo crats.—Denver Democrat. Kelburg, near Caroow, Poland, Is a city underground and is excavated in rock salt. There are 3,000 inhabi tants, all salt miners, und the houses and streets are of the very purest w’hlte. The cathedral is the most beautiful feature of the city carved In salt and lighted by electric lights. Infectious diseases are unknown in this underground city and most of the population die of old age. Six hundred carloads of wire— barbed, smooth and woven—will com mence arriving In Denver this week. The freight rate now from Omaha to Denver ts 89c a hundred—after Jan. 1 It will be 78o—therefore by loading and starting it from New Jersey be fore midnight Dec. 81, the company will save about $90,000 in freight be tween Denver and the river. Will the consumer save anything?—Lore land Reporter. School will probably open on Jan. 19. The board has deckled that no child shall attend without first pro ducing a doctor’s certificate that he or she has been vacillated within the last two or three years. Those par* ents who have children who have not been vacillated would do well to at tend to the matter at once if they de sire to have their children In school when it opens. It looked mighty good and natural to see our friend Austin Gavin, of the Colorado Midland road, on our streets again last Monday. This was his first trip down to Rifle since the wreck. We had intended to give Austin a well-deserved “send-off” in our special edition but somehow the wreck and other things Intervened to “side-track” us. Austin looks hearty and well. He says he has about re covered from the effects of his in juries.—Rifle Reveille. On Wednesday night about mid night nearly everyone in Meeker and immediate vicinity were unoeremon ously awakened by the loud shrill whistle at the power house. The first thought of many was a fire and jump ing from their beds they peered from their windows expecting to see a light. Afterdoing considerable “rub bering” and a great deal of shivering. It dawned upon the unsuspecting victims that It was New Year’s night and the whistle was simply Major Lord's way of bidding adieu to the Old year and welcoming the New. The Democracy of Death Here is a gem from a funeral ora tion delivered at the grave of the de ceased congressman, John N. Burns by the late former Senator John J. Ingals. “In the democracy of death all men are at last equal. There is neither rank nor station nor preroga tive in the republic of the grave. At this fatal threshold the philosopher ceases to be wise and the songs of the poet are silent. Dives relin quishes his robes and Lasarus his rags. The poor man is as rich as the richest, and the rich man as poor as the pauper. The creditor loses his usury and the debtor is acquitted of his obligation. There the proud man surrenders hisdignlties, the politician his honors, the worldling his pleas ures, the invalid needs no physioan and the laborer rests from his unre quited toil. Here at last Is nature’s final equity. The wrongs of time are redressed, injustice is explained, the irony of fate is refuted, the unequal distribution of wealth, honor, capac ity, pleasure and opportunity, which makes life so cruel and inexplicable a tragedy, ceases in the realm of death. The strongest there hss no supremacy and the weakest needs no defence. The mighty captain suc cumbs to the invincible adversary who disarms alike the victor and the vnnquis’p .l.” BUFORD NOTES • "The years ps** swiftly by, O friends, Time borrow* whet be sorer leads." • • • e Several droves of dser are winter ing in the upper country. W. L Pattison moved bis cattle down to Big Beaver this week. Levi Ward will soon begin work oa his new house at Mountain Doll. Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Dunn gave an Xmas dinner In honor of tbelr canon friends. Many horses are “rustling” out on the range yet—soma as high up as Ute creek. The Christmas tree and dance at the Buford achoolhouse were even more enjoyable than usual, Ttie most generous contributor to the fund for getting up the tree was Jack Dunn, the ranger, who gave five dollars. If talk Is any criterion, the new ranches taken up last fall will be In a flourishing condition by this time next year. The jsekrabbtts and cottontails have returned to North Fork by tji«* hundreds; last winter there were scarcely any to be seen. • • • There I* work for ua In this new year— Work for heart, hand *nd mind. Whether wo live In the cabin plain. Or In the mansion grand. * • * * Remember this, through Maine and ml at A ye*r once past, come* not again. G. M.S. For first-class saddles go to Hartke A Hheets. * It takes a senator or represativ* at least one term to learn how to be useful to his constituents. The shrewd states seldom change once they have found a good senator or representative. Wolf Hunt in South Dakots. Owing to the ravages of wolves on young stock in Fall River county, the county stock association has ar ranged for a general wolf hunt to take place Jan. 8. A fine pack of hounds has been secured from Missouri and a good time and profitable hunt are antldtated. Starting places have been desig nated on the outskirts of the county from which the hunters will class In until they round up somewhere Rear the center. Got the Wrong Signal. Say! you newspaper fellowa ever in Routt and Bio Blanco const las, we’ll go you a new hat that the Mof fat road don't pass through Steamboat Springs, Meeker or—or— What do you say?—Vernal Express. Oh, come off, Dan! You alnt on. The sites for the union depot, round, house and machine shops were select ed this week in Meeker. We've got It cinched. Don't want your hats. Got hats “to burn.” Give them to the Steamboat boys. Cattlemen will Convene. The sixth annual convention of the National Live Stock Association will open In Kansas City on Jan. 18, last ing four days. The program as published covers a large range of topics of vital interest to stockmen. Prominent cattlemen from all over the country will be present to take part In the oonven-. tion and the indications are that it will be one of the most interesting gatherings of its kind ever held by the association. A large attendance Is expected. In addition to a full treatment of the Venesuelan situation, the editor of the Review of Reviews, in his Jan uary number, discusses the most im portant of the questions immediately before Congress, together with cur rent municipal problems as illus trated in various American cities at the beginning of the new year. Why They Get Rich. The man who penned this current piece of history knows what he Is talking about: “After a great deal of study and worry we have at last figured' out why so many country editors get rich. Here is the secret of their success: ‘A child is bom in the neighborhood; the attending physician gets SBS; the editor gives the loud lunged youngster and the happy parents a send off, and gets soi It is ohrlstened; the minister gets $5, and the editor gets SOO. It grows up and marries; the editor publishes an other long-winded, flowery, article and tells a dosen lies about the beau tiful and accomplished bride; the minister gets S9O and a piece of cake, and the editor gets SOOO. in the course of time it dies, and the doctor gets from $5 to SIOO, the minister per haps gets another $5, the undertaker gets from SOO to SIOO, the editor pub lishes a notice of the death and an obituary a column long, lodge and so ciety resolutions, a lot of poetry and a free card of thanks, and gets sooooi No wonder so many country editors are rich.’ ” RANGELY ITEMS. Mr. Arthur Corman is visiting hte nncle, Felix Crunk. School closed the 81 Inst to be re . opened Jan. 5 1906. Everybody attended the watch i meeting at “Ma” Chase's. R. G. Wilson spent Christmas in Raugely, the guest of John Taylor. Em Jonas cams in from the mines i to spend Chrlstmat with his uncle. Major Boutwell has accepted the postoffloe at the GUaonite mines. Mr. Ridgeway and family are spending the holidays in Rangely. The boys and girls are busily en gaged arranging suits for the maaqoe ade balL Tom Cox surprised the people by performing some athletic feats at tiie dance Xmas eve. Mr. J. A. Simms Is the happy re cipient of a box of Havana cigars—a Christmas present. Mrs. James Sebey gave an Xmas ball at the dose of the exercises at the school house. The order at the tree was good and everybody had a merry time and every child was remembered by Santa. . Aunty Fits., Mabel Fairfax and J. C. Freedle were somewhat agreeably surprised by their presents at the Xmas tree. The Chrlsmas tree was a grand suc cess. The ladles who arranged the treat for the children and the decora tions are to be especially congratu lated. The jolly young people, and a few of the old, tripped the light fantastic till the sun arose Xmas morning. John Taylor was floorman and, as usual, kept everything moving. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rector enter tained a few of their especial friends at dinner on Christmas day. Those present were J. P. White and wife, Jasper Bailey and wife, Ed Hall and wife, Fred Cornahan and wife, John Taylor, Aunty Fits., G. W. Cay wood and Mr. Bailey. Dancing, cards and other games were indulged in. The guests departed at a late hoar with their hearts filled with gratitude for the ones who had so bountifully en tertained. The work in the oil field Is progress ing rapidly. X. Y. Z. Weather Buerau. DECEMBER WEATHER. Station—Meeker, Colorado. By T. Baker—Voluntary Observer. Temperature for Dramber. S 3! I is I Ji -« it.... »•« i.„ M 14 lk „0 -» a m -is n..„. i* m 4 0 • SB. SB 4 •. 44 » tl 9B -10 •. 4B M 0 0 -B T 4T M 0...„ 44 ■ 5 M Si Si 4S IB B ...» M 0. 0 U M 4S 0 0. 0 T II 084 0.... L. ... 0 0 ia m 0 0 a U M 14 0. 0 -it 14 ... « n m. m -* M. »-4 0 0-0 Mu. 0 -M Sam ......IWI Mi Mesa JO4 CB Mean Temperature JBL4 Maxlum Temperature, Dee. B. 0 Mlnumum Temperature, Dee. S. -IB Total Precipitation, Inc Be* ....•LIB Total snowfall. Inches. M Ho. clear days 0 Mo. partly eloody days M Ho. cloudy days 11 Total precipitation for IBW—KUM inches or ATI Inches leas than the average for the last etaht years. •Including rain, hull, sleet and melted enow. Every Bottle Warranted. We guarantee every bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and will refund the money to anyone who is not satisfied after using two thirds of the oontenta. This Is the best remedy in the world for la grippe, ooughs, colds, and whooping cough and is pleasant and safe to take. It prevents any tendency of a cold to reeult in pneumonia. For sale by Strehlke Bros., druggists. t■• - * unnui&fccr tfWH6 BOTTOM PANTS >JMEL> OIL PLACER location blank*, printed on hoary bond paper, at The Heaeld office. Sand The HEEALDto teitern frtend*. Not in the Contract. Speaking of the Mlaaouri Elver and its habit of changing its course,” re marked the man in the maekhtiosh, “reminds me of a curious thing that happened to me once while I was hunting along that river. I got into my skiff to row to the other side; and you may believe me or not, Just as yon please, but the blamed old stream out a new channel while I was doing It, and when I got across I found I was on the same side I had left.” There was silence for a tew mo ments, and then the man in the cor duroy salt spoke up. “It seems to me that I have heard something like that before,” he said. “I don’t doubt the story of course, but Fd like to have It explained a little. If you found yourself on the same bank when you landed the river bank must have followed you! Then how can you be said to have got across.” “And if the river bank followed you,” said the man with his feet on the table, “It seems plain to me that the other side must have' been mov ing away from you all the time. Of course, I can't doubt that you rowed across, but I think -you ought to ex plain how it was!” ' <r “Gentlemen,” said the man in the mackintosh, with soipe irritation of of manner, “if there's any explana tion you'll have to think it up. lam merely telling you the facts.” There was a brief pause, and then some member of the group passed the hat around. The collection amounted to six cents, one button and One beer cheek. This was handed in silence to the narrator of the story, and the assem bly broke up.—Chicago Tribune. stilted Aagjgi AimL and ENCYCLOPEDIA Assumed Trim «f Facts id Hpwi Cwtum* Over MOton. BUBM , SPECIAL PBATTOM Condense! fafonnaiioa for the Office, the Store and the Heme. Prfca Postpaid to any addrco Ma 25a THE WORLD, "g— —gjj VteHm. EdMig. Hi. A Good Route to Try It tmrni a tenkory rich ia Badeeelapfd mowcuj * MfHEfy costeialag aallmHatf peteifcllMe* fbr agrlcakan, horticultur.. Mock rate l*t, mining aad maau/actorlag. Aa4 hut, hat not least, k ia Th*gcw»teß*st» Tke PrteaoSyatem saw offarath. trarctiag public s sea Its at aervic* and hat ta»— Benram St. Leah aad Kan*** City aad palate la Mtaeeari, Kanaaa, Artaaaas, Oklahoma, ladlaa Tatrt tecy, Tax** aad dte liaHaa. Batveta Kaaaar Ckr aad palate ia Taaaaaaar, Alabama, Mtaiaalppi, CurgH, PterMa aad tk* gialkmt. Bslwsaa Mnalaghaa aad Mem phis sad poino in Kfitai, AfkiMts, Oklahoma, ladlaa Tarrtmry, Team aad m* Want aad Soudnraat. Pan lahraiadea as » mam and ram* cbamtnlly foraialMd upon appli cadea H any rapmaaamdv* of the Company, arte Pea a a agar T raffle Hep.rtm.iit, S*M Leals. 1 AMBHOaE OLDLAND. CMUe branded nme *• : H £-1-2 •EfcflE, 3 * t p O address, HwtNr, Colo. I W. I*. PATTISON. [ Osttle breaded oa either > mm «ES£F . po address. Buford, Cato. . THB BASK MOB. LAND * CATTLE COT 1 mOO Cattle breaded oa left side same a* out. A too own oaitle brsud*^^^^ POL Ipl Horse bewoded |B|||j , rente as out. lUuaWii dRIPMMa Utoncooownty. POM* I dress Meeker Cede. t BARTLSTT ft OIBSOX. . Cuttle breaded rente ns out on either aide. ton raSukElT 1 "" 00 F o arttfrejM I MRMHM Buford Colo. » P WBAK. dte Cattle branded oa toft -Also own %■■■< fll Banaark, crop toft: 03BMML under btt end over bOx right. Horse bread aaree a* out on toft tbfsfc. ar The YF L bread amaars on cattle as- Y on shoulder: Tea side: Lon bfp. Huninwr nuure. bead of MMtar creek and divide between White aad dread rtvera. P O Meeker. J L McHATTON. mOO Cattle breaded rareeas branded Bar toft "»dc and Keren on toft kip. Horae brand Bar-7 on toft Haag* Creek beabTaid vicinity. P o Meekot —te tduredo. THB' WHITE RIVER CATTLE A INVEST* MENT COMPANY. Cattle branded sen* as JSBMFout on right ride. Also teEMfIV 7 E Lon left side. Horae brand Mine n out. Hange, upper we He. Winter range, vicinity f|K Of Angora. PO Box 10 c Strep* * H. 8. HARP. fitep Cattle and mmmtm boraee. own and JESrM IBHiSI andCoalCreak. POMeeker. MOWTOOMEEV LAMP A CATTLE CO. ■» d horse brand CflAlSuti H. shultE Bmr aad arrow, oa toft Cattle and boraee. Range, lower White rlr- J|V er and Yellow creek. P O White Hirer. Colo. W. B. HAMPER dte toft aide. Earmark.. Horae* MmneHD cut on l shoulder Rreranorth aide White river an^Xitp. J. P. NIELSON. Cattle branded oa toft * Me - Horses branded arae left shoulder. ■H .^ n Ki jssTfSHara wTla. SANDY. Cattle branded cm toft . rid^^ddltkmaltoraare Alao horses JN and cattle. Range. Upper While, piinelpally <m eouth »i«le of river. P O Meeker. L. B. WALBRIDGE. Cattle breaded as oa cut on toft side. Range, Ume Kiln HHI and Mfller Creek. Po Meeker THOM A# BAKER. Cattle braadad snare as out on toft stds. Horses branded oa left hip. P O Meeker Croup. The peculiar cough which Indicates croup is usually well known to the mothers of croupy children. No time should be lost in the treatment of ft, and for this purpose no medicine has received more universal approval than Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy. Do not waste valuable time In experi menting with untried remedies, no matter how highly they may be re commended, but give this medicine as directed and all symptoms of croup will quickly disappear. For sale by Strenßra Bros., druggists. COAL whan ordered af Howay A Red path will Ire the treat la quality; promptly delivered and at the most reasonable HOWRY & REDPAIfa, Lessees Adams Mina. TELEPHONE NO. 11.