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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XVHI.--NO. 36. POISON! Nqw is the time to make war on thowj peaky prairie dog*. We have the Strych nine and Cyanide and the other stuff that goes with it. We will mix it for you or will give you the receipt. 4 STBlue Stone for your wheat. fiTSend in your order*. DRUGGISTS. !! Why not buy your trousers from us?! I I i OtMllMiil ! I jj WearßAK rthe Duchess. !j 1 I They are the beat fitters A * the newest style* * * \ \ I f the best materials # S the lowest priced A A and 1 ' \ E waneanted t> a flnhdv , m A * A A * \\ ■ \ E We can fit anybody. A A A A A H II n. ouAuahd 6t company. !; DAVID SMITH DAVID SMITH & CO., » » ov t t™de 3L.-u.rn.Toer* To dispose at for cash or negotiable paper. Alio farm Implement*. ’PHONE NO. 8. A. J. STARK & CO , Manufacturing : Jewelers, WgQlilWAlißi AKTP RETAIL. Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware, 70V-711 Sixteenth Street, ::::::: Denver, Colorado. The Rifle Meeker Craig STAGE and FREIGHT LINE Connections at Meeker for Rangely, the new oil and asphalturn fields,and all polnta In Bio Blanco and Routt Counties, Including the hunting re sorts In Northwestern Colorado. Omni PBsnfir, Eipnss and FniDrt BMiMst For lnfornuktion mad rate*. address: H. a HASP, Manaoeb, Meeker, : : : Colorado. jj. o. DAVIS, V. B. CALDWELL, President. Vice-President. A. C. MOULTON, J. W. RIOBY, Cashier. Asst. Cashier. BANK OF MEEKER. Meeker, : : : : Colorado. Transect a General Banking Business. Interest allowed on Time Deposits. Drafts drawn on Eastern Cities snd Europe. Correspondents, Western Nat’l Bank, New York; U. B. National Bank, Omaha; First National Bank, Denver; First Na tlonal Bank, Rawlins, Wyo.; First Na tional Bank, Olenwood Springs; and In all principal cities of Europe. Collections Promptly attended to. If you want fine Wine*, Liquor* 01 Cigars, don’t fail to call : The Old Kentucky Liquor Store. 94W9 Fancy Mixed Drink*, Bot tled Goods, Fresh Keg Beer and Light Lunches. Dr. W. T. Kirkpatrick, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention glvwn to diseases of the Eye, Ear, Noee and Throat. Glasses Correctly Fitted. : OFFICE: Baer Block, west of Hugos * Co. Calls answerad Day ftr Night. H. KETCHAM. D. D. 8., * nuill lamicTnUe, Corner Mth and Walton streets. DENVER* COLORADO. Ifonrs Ws.SLto4p.rn. Telephone. Bed-TW. George L. Greer, ATTORNEY AT LAW. OJgce In Court Bouse, up stairs. MRUBR ' COLORADO The Pioneer BhfICKSmiTH shops. F. N. JoHantgen, MEEKER COLORADO. JJ E. HOLLOWAY, tjiNkrtaker and Embalmer. Picture Frames and Picture Mouldings kept on Hand. MEEKER, - - - COLORADO E. A. Martin, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office In Court House. MEEKER COLORADO. Edward T. Taylor, ATTORNEY AT LfW, General Practice In all Court* and U. S. Land Office. Local and Ixmg Distance Telephones In office and at residence. (County Attorney of Garfield County) OLENWOOD SPRINGS, - - COLORADO. JJENRY A. WILDHACK. United States Commissioner, NOTARY ANDJONVEYANCER Attend to Pre-emption and I)e*ert Land filing*, take and acknowledge annual or final proof* on De*urt claims as well a* Pre-emption*, Insti tute contests, etc. Necessary blank* on hand. t Stallion For Salet ▼ sasssssssssss saasssss '• A brown horse, seven years old, broke to harness, true as steel, and a sure colt-getter. Weight 1476 pounds. His mother was a half-blood Shire and his sire a Copper bottom horse. Will sell him reasonable for c*sh or bankable paper—eight months time. J.W. Spragus—HTE mill. CflLB. A Gentle Answer. It was one a. m. “Well, young man,” said his indig nant mother, “what hare you to say for yourself?” “Mother," he mildly replied, “as there is a great deal to be said. I think I’ll let you nay it for me.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer. For first-class saddles go to Hartke A Sheets. Dr. D. Pletcher, the Olenwood den tist, has established a branch dental office at Rifle and will be there Fri day and Saturday of each week com mencing April 3 and 4. The doctor will also visit Meeker at regular in tervals hereafter. Watch for an nouncement. 1 MEEKER, COLO., SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1903. is always a great ado mtied by the merchants and buisnesa ißen. —and their kick is an exceedingly righteous and Just one—about pdwlc sending away east for goods. jfpe merchants have, as a rule, all of t%ir capital Invested here; whut they pay stay right here and Kip to lessen your burden and thnp of your neighbor’s; when a 4th of July celebration is to be pulled off, flpw band instruments are to be purchased, or a fair is to be held, the first qu*>-- tion always Is, ‘-How much will siich and such a firm give.” Considering the way they are “bled” all the tUp*-. the wonder is that they can ntik.' their prices as low as they do. • on Patronizing local industries hejps to insure local prosperity. If this is true of the business houses it Is dko true of the print shops. The ngj& s paper strives for fifty-two weeks in each year to advance the interests of s the community; to interestcapital'in the varied resources of the county; to induce home seekers to locate heft*; and to advance in every possible way any and every proposition that car ries the idea of progress or develop ment. Hence it is no more than fair or just when an advertising scheme is being sprung to give the home of fices the preference over all competi tors. It is immaterial which office prints the pamphlet that is to be is sued soop just so it is printed in Meeker. • O • When you trade with your hoipe merchant, you know just what you are doing, you can see Just what you are getting; if any error is made or the goods do not suit for any cau#e, you may take them back and the merchant will do the square thing by you every time. If you send away for your supplies, the rule is they are unsatisfactory when received. The goods are generally the cheapest of their kind. If they do not suit, you have to accept them anyway. Nine times out of ten by the time you pay the freight or express charges the goods cost you more than your local merchant asks for the same class of goods. Patronize home mer chants and home Industries—it keeps that mucli more -money here—and in the long run, the man that is loyal to his own community comes out ahead of the one that is forever howl ing about his merchant robbing Jiim. Look about you to prove Hie trufJ'T'itf this assertion. Your prosperous neighbor, you will find, does his tool ing with ids home merchants. • P • Not Much To Do. An editor of a country newspaper has no business to make mistakes. He lias no business ever to get any thing into his paper that peuple do not like. He ought to know what would suit each individual or he ought to take each item before it is published and let the person whom it concerns censor it. An editor has plenty of time to do this as all lie has to do is to hunt news, wash rollers, set type, clean the floor, pen short items and hustle advertising, press the papers, fold them and mail them, write wrappers, talk to visitors and distribute type, read proof, correct mistakes, split wood (when there is any to split,) build the fires, hunt the scissors to clip articles, dodge the bills and dun delinquents, take cuss ingsand tell the subscribers he needs money, these are a few* of the tilings a country editor has to contend with and yet he should not make mistakes in his paper while attending to such minor details, at the same time liv ing on ox-tail soup, sunshine, wind pudding and imagination, with an ticipation for desert, old shoes and no collar, a patch on the equator of his pants, and at the same time turning a smiling countenance to the man who tells him that his paper isn’t worth the subscription price am I that anyone could run a much better one with his eyes shut.—Ex. Untangles Troubles. Maybell correspondent (Jojoi In Routt County Courier. Some people tell you to take your troubles to the policeman; hut I tell you, if your troubles are with the state land board, take them to our worthy representative, Hon. James Lyttle, and he will untangle the snarl for you in short order. He has acted for several here in the valley with most speedy and gratifying re sult*, and through the columns of the Courier I desire to say that Jim has, by his good offices, placed this community under lasting obligations to him, and upon their behalf I thank him. Strayed. St«era branded LZ on the right hip. Address, Henry Uenikh, 1 Rifle. Colo. Grazing on Timber Reserve. | Olenwood Avalanche. W. L. Veatch, superintendent of J tiie White river timber reserve, re ports that there have been 224 appli i cations for grazing cattle on the re serve aggregating HO,OOO head, the full numlter allowed. | For the benefit of the readers of the Avalunche it is well for them to know that an application must, be in I tiie hands of the superintendent the fall before tiie summer when grazing iis desired. The reserve is divided into different sections, and only a ; certain number of cattle can gruze in each section. There are also four different classes of stock owners thut are allowed grazing privileges. Class one are those that are resi dents within the reserve and have the first right to summer graze all the stock that can he wintered from feed raised upon their claim within the reserve. Class two has the same privilege if any grnzing is left. Class threu comes next and are those that live within 10 miles of the reserve. Class four gets the remain der, and are stockmen that live more than 10 miles from the reserve und have no priveleges unless the first three classes are supplied, except the right to drive through tile reserve to a shipping point under escort of a range rider. Only two applications have been received from Eagle county ranch men, and very few from Garfield county. Most of the applicants are from Kio Blanco and Routt counties. There art* only about fifty settlers within the reserve that have a first right. These own very little stock. Most of the grazing will he from the second and third classes. It is tiie duty of the range riders of whom there were seven in 1002 to see that stock is properly distributed and ex tinguish forest fires of which there was only one during the season of 1902. I f any stockman cares for graz ing privileges during the season of 1004, his application should he in be fore September this year. Another Phase of the Water Question. DoHcret New*.’ It is the positive duty of every city, town a..d village government to take measures to supply the community with pure water; to protect its source and course front pollution. Piping is the safest means of its con veyance and in the end usually is found the most economical. Water works cannot bo secured without, ex pense, it is true. But by prudent bonding the generations which will participate in the benefits can he made to hear their portion of the cost, and the interest paid will he comparatively easy to meet when the price of disease and death are taken into account. The general welfare must not he ignored. Public officers arc expected to guard the public interest, and im provement, in all tilings should bo en couraged. The water supply of every place where people congregate to live is one of the most important subjects to consider, and wo hope the civic authorities, everywhere, will see to it that their people do not suffer from lack of pure water, or from unsanitary conditions of any sort or character. Heartlessness of Polities. “It’s a mean thing to do,” said the politician, “but, I’ve got to shake the public confidence in this opponent of mine somehow.” “But there is no use of abusing him.” “No. I’ll awaken distrust by more insidious methods. I will have him j called ‘the silver-tongued orator.’ If that name ever fastens to him, his finish is in sight.”—Washington Star. Knew Her Business. Uncle George—<‘lana, if you are wise, you will drop that young Scattergood. He’s a spendthrift by instinct, and you never can count upon his taking care of his money. Clara—Don’t be alarmed, Uncle George. If I can keep the engagement running for another year he won’t have any money to take aare of.—Bos ton Transcript. They Could Use Him. Farmer Krick —Henry writes fer more money; says be wants to take fencin’ lessons. Mrs. Krick—Well, fer goodness *ske, send it to him, Hiram! It’s the fust useful thing he’s wanted to study ■ence he went to college. When he comes home ye kin jes* set him to work puttin' a new fence front o’ the bouse. —Judge. Curiosity Punished. Fuddy—Did you hear Fred’s wife telling her little boy to stop asking questions, or she’d punish him? Kather unjust that, eh? Duddy—May be; but the woman is consistent. Just see how she has punished Fred for asking thut mo mentous question that made them | husband and wife.—Boston Tran script. ' §) j.c. davis, THF v. b.oaldwell, ® 3) Pres, and Gon'l Mg'r. IDC rlUliCLlxJi \ tee-President. ® fj. W. Hugus & Co. H A. C. MpULTON, Local Manager. <2 | CUE HAVE—' • Spring Dry Goods, Ladies’ Silk Waists, Men’s )•> ® Spring Shirts, the New Shaped Hats, the Lat <f) est Neckwearand the Shoes that make your <2 • feet glad by fitting them right with <2> | Prices the Lowest. I ® hut, don’t forget our number 02 coffee. ® j ' In a hurry? Well, then, you better take the Burlington. Miles tiie shortest line to Omaha and Chicago. Only railroad running its own trains over its I own rails, Denver to St. Louis. pRnMH Ticket Office, 1039 17th St. IHriNMHIII G ' W ' VALLERY ' Gen'l Agent, DKNVKH. We Are fioui Showing al -Ju a fine line of Spring Dress Goods. Shirt, Waists, Skirts, and Millinery, Summer Clothing and Gents’ Fur nishings. «£• f|j* We have the exclusive sale of the celebrated Hamilton A Brown «£» Boots and Shoes, and the Bussell Hand-seweu Gloves. Every pair guaranteed. H THE J. H. COLTHARP MERCANTILE CO. C. M. DONELL, Contractor and Builder RIFLE - COLORADO Olltco und Yurd, opposite Mr*. MuxflcM. Lumbar, Lath, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Oils, Glass. VARNISH, BRICK, LIME, HAIR and CEMENT. Building material of every kind on hand. Carpenter and Paint Shop in con nection. Out of town orders solicited. Drop postal and we will come and see you. Honey to Loan for Building Purposes. - Homes for Rent, Sale or Trade. “Pernicious Activity.” Denver Pont. The civil service axe of President Roosevelt, has swung again and this time the surveyor general’s office is the one affected, and two of its best, employees have been discharged for “pernicious activity in politics.” Charles J. Christian, chief clerk of the mineral department, and John G. I Fleming, draughtsman, are the vic ! tints of the axe, but. are saying little j about, the details of the case, i S. G. Hawley, civil engineer exam j iner front Washington, has been in the city for some weeks. Ho made a thorough examination of the affairs . in tiie office, in which lie was assisted ■by C. C. Goodnlo, the surveyor gen eral. Charges of the extortion of ! money from the office employees for the republican campaign fund of last fall, and even ns far back ns the j presidential campaign of 1800, had i been made* and the highest power in : Washington had ordered the sifting of the matter. I As a result of his investigation Mr. Hawley reported to the national cap ital that Christian and Fleming had been active in this work. The order for their dismissal followed, with i which Surveyor General Goodale : made haste to comply, i Mr. Goodale is inclined to 1h» reti ' cent about the matter, although con ceding the dismissal of the two men and vouching f«»r their worth as office j men. The amounts of the contributions | «x«tivq Rromo QuMne j* any C*r«6 aColc! inOncDay, GHpln 2 Days w* hem. SSc PRICE, FIVE CENTS. they had forc»*l the office employes to give could not be learned, but it is said to be a respectable total consid ering that the major portion of the force consists of women. There is an unpleasant impression abroad in the federal offices that the end is not yet, and that forced con tributions fo tiie republican cam paign fund of last fall were made in many offices, and that Examiner Hawley is well aware of this and for this purpose i* remaining in Denver. Roosevelt Will Not Hunt. Denver Pont. President Roosevelt does not in tend to do any hunting for wild game while on his forthcoming Western trip, despite rumors to the contrary. A few days ago State Game Ward en Nowlin of Wyoming, wrote to President Roosevelt asking him if he proposed to do any hunting while in ill** west. The following reply to his query has been received: *•1 lx-g to state that the president does not intend to do any hunting while on his western tour, either in Wyoming «»r elsewhere. Willi a m k.. Secretary to I^pdent. Town Lots. If you are after a building site, or want, to buy a few lots as an invest ment, call on H. A. Wilohacjk. ♦ Dr. Pletoher, the Glenwood-llifie dentist will he at Meeker April 21st to 28th.