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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XVIH.--NO. 25. ♦ «£» Smoke the Pete Dailey—best 5c » Cigar in the world. Thoy are Hold at the Drug Store. * I * Stffehlke Bros. | * I •1 .35 3 s Before Stock Takinp 3 " '“V'-' 1 Monday, Jan. 12, we place reduced ] [ ' prices on all linos of seasonable goods, broken lines [ ' | 1 of underwear, men’s lined clothing suits, ladies’ 1 ' 41 Jackets, Cloaks, Furs, etc. , | .. «rit will pay to invest. 5 ‘ i[ j t || A. OLDLAND & CO. ©AVID SMITH DAVID SMITH & CO., «EI” SSSRI&? L.ixxxi'ber To dispose of for cash or negotiable paper. Alao farm Implement*. PHONE NO. a A. J. STARK & CO , Manufacturing : Jewelers, WgOMgAM AW RBTAZZj. 'Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware, TOS-711 Sixteenth Street, : j : : : : : Denver, Colorado. F. N. JoHantgen, Blacksmith and Wagonmaker. HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY. , ' TromprA*l«iitfMigfY»w" to all work and Satisfac tion (Guaranteed. ®® Shop, corner Market and Fifth streets—rear of Oldland's store. P. 0. Box 143 ----- Meokcr. The Rifle Meeker Craig STAGE and FREIGHT LINE Connections at Meeker for Rnngely, the new oil and nsphaltum fields,mid all points In Rio Blanco and Routt Counties, Including the hunting re sorts In Northwestern Colorado. General Passenger, Express and Freight Business. For information and rates, address: H. S. HARP, Manager, Meeker, : : : Colorado. If you want fine Wines, Liquors oi Cigars, don’t fail to call : : The Old Kentucky Liquor Store. Fancy Mixed Drinks, Bot tled Goods, Fresh Keg Beer and Light Lunches. : : : Edward T. Taylor, ATTORNEY AT LAW, General Practice In all Courts and 1!. H. Land Office. Local and Long Distance Telephones In office and at residence. (County Attorney of Garfield County) OLENWOODSPRINGS. - - COLORADO. H. KETCHAM. D. D. 8., 17 and 18 Masonic Temple, Corner 16tb and W*|ton streets. DENVER, COLORADO, (lours 10 a. m. to 4 o. m. Telephone. Red-783. George L. Greer, ATTORNEY AT LAW. DOloe Mil door to The fferaid. MESSER . . .• - *■ COLORADO MEEKER, COLO., SATtyjjjPAY, JANUARY 24, 1903. J. O. DAVIS, V. B. CALDWELL, President. Vice-President. A. C. MOULTON, J. W. RIGBY, Cashier. Asst. Cashier. BANK OF MEEKER. Meeker, : : : : Colorado. Transact a General Banking Business. Interest allowed on Time Deposits. Draft* drawn on Eastern Cities and Enrope. .. W»f| Bmk, - New York;T7.B.National Bank, Omaha; First National Bank, Denver; First Na tional Bank, Rawlins, Wyo.; First Na tional Bank, Glen wood Springs; and In ull principal cities of Europe. Collections Promptly attended to. Dr. W. T. Kirkpatrick, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special uttentlon given to diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. Glasses Correctly Fitted. : : : OFFICE : Baer Block, west of llugus & Co. Calls answered Day or Night. JJ E. HOLLOWAY, Undertaker and Embalmer. Picture Frames and Picture Mouldings kept on 4 Hand. MEEKER, - - - COLO RAIX) E. A. Martin, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Court House. MEEKER COLORADO. JJENRY A. WILDHACK. United States Commissioner, NOTARY AND CONVEYANCER Attend to Pre-emption and Desert Land filings, take and acknowledge annual or final proofs on Desert claims as well as Pre-emptions, Insti tute contests, etc. Necessary blanks on hand. i j ; j Just One Year. One year ago yesterday Tom Horn, the most noted murderer in the his tory of Wyoming, was arrested, charged with the killing of Willie Nickell at Iron mountain. Since that time Horn has passed through many trying ordeals, lan guishing in jail for several months, then tried and found guilty of mur der in the first degree, sentenced to be hanged, and motion fora new trial not sustained, but a stay of execution granted until a hearing could lx? had before the supremo court. There seems likely to be no change in the dicision of the lower court anti it is thought that an appeal to the gov ernor will be of no avail. Yet Horn bears up under the awlful suspense and confronts the situation as few men could, apparently perfectly cog nizant of the fate that sooner or later will be his.—Rawlins Republican. fiend The Herald to eastern friends. A Prolixity. Words are like leaves, and where they-p* it abound. Much fruit of sense,beneath,ls >»iA t -J'**** The Legislature. The house took a ballot for Unit* cl States senator Tuesday with the ■fol lowing result: . . Teller 25, Wolcott 18, Howbert 0 and Nixon 8. y3£; In the senate tike republicans viroitt to Haggot’s office and balloted tfeui: Wolcott 9, Howbert 8, Goady I, Springer 1, Dixon 2 and Nortbdilfc 2. The democrats also took a vote for senator and were solidly for TelJsir— -25 votes being cost for him—onedjjtfc ocrat not Voting. , . Tills gave Teller GO votes all toll o* within one of a majority of the legis lature. At a so-called joint session: t>f the legislature on Wednesday in which none hut democrats participated* 45 votes were cast for Teller, 0 persons refusing to vote. And so the war goes on. At the Night School. Instructor—Mention some of the by-products of petroleum. Young Man—Universities. How Many Times Does One Die? Every time a good man dies, every body makes up his mind to be fa$t like him, and it lasts for two day*.*- Loveland Reporter. Willing to Make Amends. An amusing incident happened iii oently. A young lady left her ho* band’s side to look in a window. Cfc leaving it she took, as she thoughjj her husband’s arm, and continue** her conversation. , • “You sec,” she said, “you 'dUwjfft even look at anything I want you ,Jp> see. You never cure how I Ujtri dressed; you no longer love urn. Why you have not even kissed for a week, and—” “Madame, I am sorry, but that js my misfortune, not my fault,” sa$$ the man turning around. j The lady looked at him and gaspeB; She had taken the arm of the wum,T*si>S<m Ofjarij M<sww»n. The Mortgage. The mortgage is a self-supporting Institution. It always holds it own. It calls for just as many dollars when grain is cheap as when grain is dear. It is not affected by the drouth. It is not drowned out by the heavy rains. It never winter kills. Late springs and early frosts never trouble it. Potato bugs do not disturb it. Moths and rust do not destroy it. It grows nights, Sundays, rainy days and even holidays. It brings a sure crop every year and sometimes twice a year. It produces cash every time. It does not have to wait for the market to advance. It is not subject to the speculations of the bulls and boars on the board of trade. It is a load that galls and frets and chafes. It is a burden that the farmer finds is hard to shake off. It is with him morning, noon and night. It eats with him at the table. It gets under his pillow when ho sleeps. It rkles upon his shoulder during the day. It consumes his grain crop. It devours his cattle. It seloctH the finest horses and the fattest steers. It lives upon the first fruit of the season. It stalks into the dairy, where the busy housewife toils day after day and month after month, and takes the nicest cheese and the choicest butter. It shares the children’s bread and robs them of half their clothes. It stoops the toiler’s back with ils remorseless burden of care. It hard ens his hands, benumbs his intellect, prematurely whitens bis locks, and oft times sends him and bis aged wile over the hills to the poorhousc. lr is the inexorable ami exacting taskmaster. Its whip is as merciless and enfd as the lash of the slave driver. It is a menace to liberty, a hindir anoo to progress, a curse to the wowl. —Exchange. Spain's Women Slaves. Nearly 1,000.000 women in Spin work in the field as day laborers; 30.- 000 women are registered ns day ants—that, is, they work for tbir food and lodging. There is no *ifh class anywhere due. i To a Child---E. B. Well, Indy fair, wit h eyes of brow n. Whoso face doth never wear a frown. Whose Ups are ever quick to smile, And thus the Joys of life beguile; Whose mirth floats out ns soft and fr«*o As the southern breusso on u frozen h*«; Who wends her way round pride's strong] brace. And oiie’s the gnte with imconstous grnce— *Tls such ns thou, O winsome child, That soothes our mood wh* n harsh or wild; Thnl lights the dusk of sorrow's vales, Atid cheers us on when nil Iso fulls; That wakes new thought', erstwhile un known, Of llonv'n u gllmpe', n monint shown, For lingers small, with wun'rmui arts, Can strike deep chords within our hearts— A song so tender, sweet mid grand. All, strange to hear In our sordid Intuit And wo who-live for greed and gain— (True souls are lost |n proud disdain)— Wo feel sometimes the magic thrill Of the hope found only in his will; While eyes long stern oft fill wit h tears. And hearts long cold regret their sneers— Ho I, for one, my little friend. Pray “Ciod bless thee until life’s end.” -(J. M. H. Pleasant Memory Resurrected. With all of Wolcott’s blustering about party traitors, ho evidently forgets the time in 1890 in tho United States senate when he bolted tho timuiimous decision of the republi bun caucus and voted with tho dem ocrats against the Lodge Force bill and by his vote defeated that meas ure. Mr. Wolcott should boar in mind the old adage that “people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.” —Colorado Springs Gazette. For goodness sake whisper the news —don’t shout it from tho house tops. The people had arrived at the conclusion that Wolcott was totally bad —that he did not possess a single redeeming political characteristic. And now, just at the critical stage in the game, the Gazette blazons forth to tlie world a ffict which certainly redounds much to Wolcott’s credit. That ho had sufficient manhood to bolt his party on tho iniquitous Force bill, and defeat it, will go a long ways In smoothing tho wrinkles in his po litical countenance. That is one act. —if the only one— ln Wolcott’s ]>oliti cal life which tho people heartily en dorse.—Casper Democrat. No Monkey Ranch There. “During tho last campaign,” said Senator Hoitfeld, “1 spoke all over [ Idaho. On day, up in the northern | part of the state, a wheel came off the j buggy in which 1 was riding. I walked along the road apiece until I came to a rancher’s house. The only person I could find was a big shock headed Swede. “ ‘My friend,’ I said, ‘can you toll me where I can find a i non lay wrench?’ “He look at me blankly for a min ute and then said: “‘No; this bar ben a sheep ranch an’ over thar ben a cattle ranch. I don’t know whore thar’s a monkey ranch!’ ” —New York World. The Penitentiary. On Dec. 1 there were 021 prisoners, all told, at tho penitentiary, more than were incarcerated in tho insti tution for four years past. There were received during the year 274 convicts, while those discharged numbered 221. There wore three deaths. Life prisoners number 51. Women 18. Tho oldest prisoner is 68 years, while tho youngest is 10 years. During the past two years 192 men have boon paroled; of those 49 were subsequently discharged, while 101 are still out on parole. Of the total number of convicts 545 can read and write, eight can read but cannot write, while 20 can neither read nor write. As tending to show that married men are less apt to get into trouble, we find that 370 of the 549 convicts within the walls during the two pre vious years were single men. The earnings of the prison for two years past has been $40,511.89. The greatest single item of revenue is lime. Of this article $26,592 worth was sold, while stone brought $3,000. Owing to the fact that convicts are not put at work entering into compe tition with skilled labor, and conse quently no manufactured goods are placed on the market, the maintain anee of the prison means a large ex- J pense to the state. For t lie past two j years the cost has footed up $203,475.22 ! or a net deficit of $163,000. On the J payroll of the prison are about sixty officers and guards.—Canon City 1 Clipper. Circumstances Alter Cascs. Mr, Dor,-as —What .lor, your h ui - ! Mmi .Jo . ..rinp tho sun.rn.-r? , *'"L Cayboy—That depends on 1 to tbTc' L'-''- ° r g ° ffij.e. DAVIB, THF PTONFFRS v. b.cai,i>wki,l» ® (!) I’res. and Uen’l Mg’i\ * C rlv/nCCI\ J. Vice-President. ® |J. W. Hugus & Co. | ® <f S> • A.41. MOULTON, Local Manager. S I . ip to Have you tried • GERM MEAL f ® Til K « I . NEW BREAKFAST FOOD? | • Made by the Meeker Milling Co. from lUo | l Blanco County grain. ? $ tar For Wile at nil groceries at 3c perpoutid. ■B> (•) *xs)®®(?)@<«)iaO®'SxexS» • •XIX*/**!)®' f/lxs® | ; ~ ; Get a Good Start this year, and keep it up. If you’re looking for a route East, here’s tho Burlington —miles the shortest to Omaha and Chicago. Equally good service to Kansas City and fib Louis. Ticket Office, 1039 1711 SI, ™j. H. COLTHARP MERCANTILE Co. Our Spring Line of Hamilton St Brouin boots and shoes has just been received. Crouse & 3iy,nde<gee’s custom sdijbs »nd thr cnlrhntcetl brft'nd ..r " ‘‘ Russel hand seuued gloves —gauranfceed not to rip. Our Leader for coming week —All Ladies’ Jackets and Furs at 25 per cent. off. THE J. H. COLTHARP MERCANTILE CO. C. M. DONELL, Contractor and Builder RIFLE - COLORADO Ollico and Yard, oppoalta Mrs. Max field. Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Oils, Glass, VARNISH, BltlCK, LIME. lIAI It and CEMENT. Building material of every kind on hand. Carpenter and Faint Shop in con nection. Out of town orders solicited. Ilrop postal and we will come and see you. Honey to Loan for Building Pnrposes. - Honses for Rent, Sale or Trade. Has Wheels in his Head. In spite of all that the editor of tho Doudlejack can do to attract eastern ers to tlie mineral fields of Wyoming, he receives on an average a half doz en letters each mail, asking about hunting and game in the Sierra Madres. He therefore wishes a pub lic announcement made to the effect that these hills abound in game of various and strange kinds. We have the Oogly Woo,which is a six-legged animal with a sharp, stiff tail. It has tlie faculty’ when closely pur sued and cornered, of standing upon this tail and whirling rapidly around thereby boring a hole in the ground. Into this hole it disappears—tlie hole also disappears. This animal has been faithfully described by a noted naturalist who has written for sev-; oral eastern newspapers. We have the deadly Backaboar, which is a four-legged animal with short legs on the left side and long ones on the right side—adjusted ad mirably for mountain climbing. This animal courses its swift way around mountain peaks with its four: legs always touching the ground equally, no matter how great may' |he the slope of the mountain. It | can be captured only by turning its course in the opposit* direction, ; when iis long legs Inteome upper most and it suddenly bills off into] space and is lost. We have the One-eyed Screaming /Emu,which is a terrible !'ird inhab iting the highest peaks. It Las the faculty, when clo.sely i /rnered, of casting back upon its baffled pursuers! a look of mingled -com end derision. ! PRICE, FIVE CENTS. as with one mighty, sickening gulp it. swallows itself. —Billion Doublejack. Not Recently in the Field. A close friendship has long existed between Mark Twain, the humorist, and Stuart Robson, the actor. They are in many respects similar and en joy many things in common. Mr. Robson recently told this story of his friend: “Up in Hartford where Mr. Clem ons used to live,” said Mr. Robson, “his closest, friend is Rev. Joseph H. Twitched, pastor of the Asylum Hill Congregational church. Mr. Twit ched, by the way, is the original of j Mark Twain’s minister in ‘lnnocents I Abroad.’ He is the father of many children, in fact, so often was an ar j rival of a little Twitchell chronicled in Hartford that the event ceased to enchain more than mere passing at j tontion. One morning some years ago I chanced to he in Hartford when I William H. Crane and I were part ners ami l went, as was my custom, to spend an hour with Mr. Clemens. In the course of our chat lie* happened ; to remark, that, he hail that morning t promised to act g<Klfather to the lat est Twitched infant., horn that mom | ing. i ” I went ov. rto see and congratu ; late tie* proud parent,’ he remarked, ' in that, inimitable drawl of ids, ’and • before 1 could escape 1 had been l«it 1 into sponsorship.’ ‘How many children has Mr. I Twitched?' 1 asked, innocently. ” Ready. I can't say. Stuart.’ re sponded Mr. Clemens. ’You see I | haven t over to his hojne sinev 1 8 o'clock.' '•