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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XIX.—NO. 39. The Right Way to Buy Paper Is to SEE IT, and he able to SEE A LARGE SAM PLE so you will get the COLOR and a PATTERN that will be suitable for the room you have in mind. We have the latest novelties in wall papar. STREHLKE BROS. mu General Merchandise «■ r . . __ complete linea of Dry Goods, Boots ! LOWCSt priCCS 011 4 Shoes, Clothing. Crockery, § Glassware, Stoves, Furniture, Groceries and Salt A Smoked Meats. # ****** *** Highest market price paid ltd country produce. e MONEY REFUNDED FOR ALL GOODS PROVING UNSATISFACTORY ins A. Oldland & Co. .am DAVID SMITH & CO. LUMBERS™* Builders supplies of every description. Everything sold at bed-rock prices. We sell for cash only. No credit to anyone. A. j. stark &CO, Manufacturing : Jewelers, waoi.ai»A.ijai amh xuitaxxj. Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware, 709-711 Sixteenth Street, ::::::: Denver, Colorado. J. O. DAVIS, V. B. CALDWELL, President. Vice-President. A. C. MOULTON. J. W. RIGBY, Cashier. Asst. Cashier. BANK OF MEEKER. Meeker, J !_ : Colorado. Transact a General Hanking Business. Interest n!l«*woil on Time Deposit*. Drafis Uruwn on Eastern Cities and Europe. Correspondents, Western Nat’l Bank, New York; U. 8. Nutlonal Bank, Omaha; First National Bank, Denver; First Na tional Bank, Rawlins, Wyo.; First Na tional Bank, Glenwood Springs; and In all principal cities of Europe. Collections Promptly attended to. The Pioneer BDRCKsmiTH shops. Addreis: p jyj. JoHantgen, MEEKER, COLORADO. “Edward T. Taylor, ATTORNEY AT LAW, General Practice in nil Courts and U. 8. Land Office. I.ocal and Long Distance Telephones In office and at residence. OLENW<X)D SPRINGS. - - COLORADO. H. KETCHAM. D. D. S.. 17 and 18 Masonic Temple, Corner 10th and Welton streets. DENVER, COLORADO. Hours 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Telephone, Kcd-763. G. D. THAYER General Accountant. BOOKS BALANCED A ACCOUNTS COLLECTED. Address: Bash or Meeker. The Old Pioneer LIQUOR HOUSE, p. F. WELCH, Prop. For fine Wines, Liquors, Cigars and Fanoy Mixed Drinks :: :: The OLD PIONEER is the place. Hpcdal attention B'r.n to maH orders and bottle trade for ranch, man. :: » !: S! A Gentlemen’s Resort. Baer Block, :: :: Meeker. More new goods received at the Up-to-date MlUinery Parlor. Chil dren'# hate and untrimed shapes. A hungry man hates to wait for his meals, xteraember this and go to the Short Order lunch counter. Nothing Is too jroorl for tb • rir ►’-* at the Rifle House. The Rifle Meeker . Craig STAGE and FREIGHT LINE Connections at Meeker for Rangely, the new oil and asphnltum Helds, nnd all points In Rio Blanco and Routt Countles/lncludlng the hunting re sorts in Northwestern Colorado. General Passenger, Express and Freight Business. For information and rates, address: H. S. HARP, PROPRIETOR, Meeker, : : : Colorado. Fresh bread every day at the Home Bakery. Mrs. Thornburg, proprietor. Carthage, Mo., and return—s32.2o, May 17 to 23. The Colorado Midland. Sleep in a good bed at the Rifle House. Cincinnati, 0., and return—s4B.7s, July 14 to 16. The Colorado Midland. Leave orders for Hoosier drills at Oldlands. _ Strelilke Bros, drugs are right and cost right. _ The Rebecahs surprised Miss Rose Kinsinger last evening. Serious Stomach Trouble Cured. I was troubled with a distress in my stomach, sour stomach and vom iting spells, and can truthfully say that Chamberlain’s Stomach and Liver Tablets cured me.—Mrs. T. V. Williams, Laingsburg, Mich. These tablets are guaranteed to cure every case of stomach trouble of this character. For sale by all druggists. Hay Ranch For Sale. 720 acres of land, 20 miles from Meeker on Milk creek, near Thorn burg battle ground. Cut 120 tone of hay last year. Good ranch buildings. Also cattle, horses, machinery, etc. Address D. D. Ferguson, Axial, Colo. Meals while you wait and you wont need to wait longatthe Home Bakery. Wiseman. Who Is Wiseman? He runs the Rifle House. When In Rifle stop at the Rifle House and see him smile. To Cure a Cold in One Day. TnkP lJ»xa*1'P . r ■ - ■’ MEEKER, COLO., SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1904. A $5000 BLAZE. Fire breaks out and for a time the town is threat ened. Heroic work on part of citizens. Loss partly covered by insurance. ' Need of a wlter system is emphasized. At about 3 it. m. yesterday, smoke w 4O seen Issuing from the roof of the Hay A Walbritlge liarn on the west side of tho park and an alarm of Are was turned- in by Marshal Purdy. While the bell was yet liagiOff the roof of the whole building barst Into a mass of flames and the wofrat Bre in the history of Meeker was on. Peo ple rushed to the scene of the confla gration from every direction and in a few moments several hundred per sons were on hand rendering assis tance wherever possible. In less time than it takes to tell it the Are leaped to the roof of P. F. Welch’s building which was recently retnodled into a hall and skating rink and in five minutes from the time the alarm was sounded both build ings were a mass of flames. The Are was a grand but awful spectacle and tlie heat was so intense it could be felt for blocks. Issac Baer recently rented the barn and has been keeping some horses there among them his valuable trot ting stallion which he recently pur chased in Denver. Win u tho fire was first discovered a number of men rushed to the ham to make an effort to secure any stock that might be in it. The front doorway was found to be blocked by Are, so they rushed to the rear and managed to get out Mr. Baer’s black saddle horse —the only animal in the doomed building. A force of men also made their way in to Welch’s hall and secured the safe, a dresser, roller skates., etc.—in fact al>out everything loose of value ex cept the stove. At the same time a crowd was busy moving the furniture from J. W. Welch’s house immedi ately to the rear of the hall, while still others gave their attention to the surrounding buildings, throwing water on the wood work and keeping on the alert for the large cinders which were constantly falling. The hardest efforts were put forth and tlie most heroic w’ork was done on the dwelling house of J. W. Welch. The flame quickly spread to tlie ice house in the rear of the hall and just across the alley from Mr. Welch’s house, also to Ills barn and out build ings immediately to the rear of the dwelling. Men worked like Trojans in the intense heat, throwing on water and fighting the Are in every conceivable way. Wet blankets and Gaging Stations Being Maintained At the beginning of April the hy drographic branch of the U. 8. Geo logical Survey resumed active opera tions at the various river gaging sta tions in Colorado. This work Is being carried on un der the direction of District Hydrog rapher M. C. Hlnderlider, whose headquarters are at the branch office of the U. 8. Geological Survey at Denver, Colorado. The primary object of this work is to secure data as will be of use to ir rigation engineers in investigating the-various irrigation projects in this state, but the information is always available for the public. Regular gaging stations are being maintained, as shown by the following list, and arrangements are being made where by other stations will he established In other portions of the state: OAGING STATIONS IN COLORADO. STREAM. STATION. Arkansas Canon City “ Pueblo Cimarron Cimarron Clear Creek... Forkscreek Conejos - Mogote Grand „ Glenwood Spgs. “ Palisades Gunnison Cory “ (N. Fork). Hotchkiss “ ; Cimarron “ .Whitewater Marvine Creek Buford N. Fork White Buford Rio Grande Del Norte “ “ Cenicero South Platte South Platte “ “ Denver “ “ Julesburg S. Fork White Buford Uncompahgre Colona “ Montrose “ Delta White ...Meeker 1 Yampa Craig. ;.]i st*ph. Mo., and r«t.ur.;—-!32. f ‘A • | Jun-27 to 2d. The Colorado Mi lEt; i carpets were thrown over the gable of the house nearest tlie blase. Fora time it seemed that tlie efforts of the gallant boys would he in vain but finally the pluck and perseverance witli which they fought began to tell and gradually the heat began to les sen, the fire began to die down and the house was saved. The origin of tlie fire is unknown. Mr. Baer and his man, John Har rington, left the barn about 1:30 and went up flag creek. At that, time everything was apparently nil right. Tlie fire could not have been burning long before it was discovered or some one would certainly have seen tlie smoke. Numerous rumors are afloat as to tho origin but they arc believed to he mostly guess work and it will probably remain a mystery as to how the conflagration was started. Messrs. Hay A Walbridge valued their property at about S2(j(JO with SIOOO insurance in the National com pany of Hartford, Conn. Mr. Welch figures liis loss at SIOOO. He carried $1650 insurance in tin* Colorado State Mutual of Denver. Jssac Baer lost u saddle and some harness, etc., valued at about sl<X> nnd John Harringt >n is minus all his clothes except those lie had on his back at the time of the fire. J. W. Welch's loss will proba bly foot up about S3OO. He carried no insurance, hence it is especially fortunate that ills house was saved. The fire was an exceedingly spectac ular one, the vast column of smoke being seen for miles In the country. Tlie fire is one of the strongest argu ments possible In favor of a water system. If the Are had occurred at night or if a strong wind had been blowing like there has been much of the time the past ten days, the great er part of Meeker would be in ashes at this moment The time to strike is while the iron is hot Tlie thief has stolen one horse; better lock the stable door before- lie returns und takes tlie whole herd. He wilL re turn sooner or later—that's as sure as fate. Already one subscriber has s<-ut in a communication on the sub ject. It is crowded from this issue fur lack of time and spaeo but will ap pear next week. In tlie meutime. let others prepare to agitate the question. The Hkbaid’h columns are open— if you have anything to say on the subject of water works, now is the gulden moment. Folk a Possible Candidate. A despatch from Washington, Sat urday, April 23 says: •Joseph W. Folk’s name was cou pled today with that of Judge Alton B. Parker as an available Democratic candidate for the presidency by Bourke Cockran in one of the most sensational oratorical efforts in con gress in many years. “The tammany orator carried the audience with him. and, when he de clared in reaching a clinmx, that tlie Democrats would choose as their standard bearer the Jurist for whom the state of New York had recently instructed, or go to Missouri to select ti man who had done his duty ns a prosecutor of boodlers, the Demo cratic side cheered, women in tlie galleries waved their parasols, while tlie men in the galleries rose and Miouted; 'Mr. Cockran said: “ ‘We have brought tlie South al most back into the Union, but not wholly. It Is still under disability, not by statute but by practice and by criticism. The union can never be considered fully established while a great section of the country is ex cluded from any prospect of voting the presidency to one of its sons. There Is one great work that has been performed by Republican extrava gance, Republican corruption, Repub lican recklessness. It has awakened the conscience of the country to tlie necessity of a change, ami that! change will come. “ ‘lt will come now, whether it be ( by one man or by another, whether it 1 be by the gentleman recently offered as a candidate by the state of New York, or whether, as may he tlie case, by a necessity for furnishing bood lers nnd making an effective Investi gation of wrongdoing in our depart ments at the capital, we should go to Missouri, where a Democratic official ! aa shown how to prosecute offenders "l hi.- own p'-litica! party.’ ” '•ftSSSa-rtiw* THE PIONEER. v -*S£S!3Ks,. I J. W. Hugus & Co. i it A. C. MOULTON. Loaal Manager. J \ J Don’t pass our store in such haste, Come in and buy a new waist I ! The patterns are neat, ■ | | The line is complete i > They are all in excellent taste. ) [ You a piece of our waisting, I 1 If you are fonder of basting; | There are beauties in white i j The price is all right i < > Come look! No time you’ll be wasting. | George V. lies, ag« 18. J I Going East This Spring? If you are, it will pay you to write me. I can , probably save you money. I have been in the passenger business thirty years, all of it with the Burlington, and my experience and knowledge are entirely at your service. ■ Remember tho Burlington In tho only line running Its own trains over Its own j rails from Denver to Bt. Louis—the Exposi tion City. TICKETS: 1039 17th Street. DENVER. I 1 Our Spring Dry Goods have jUBt arrived. Wo can supply you with anything you want in the way of MILLINERY, DRY GOODS, BOOTS A SHOES, SPRING CLOTHING, for children and gems’, GROCERIES, MEATS, HARDWARE, ETC. In fact, about all tlie want* of the average person may be satis fied at our store. The price on every article is made to suit you. The J. H. Coltharp Mercantile Company. I sxstive Rroroo Quinine js /jy / o.«—y to«.CoNlnOMl)igr ( Gisktaq«W Am. Me Notice —Liberal Reward. I will pay a liberal reward for re covery of a buckskin horse, weight 800 pounds, branded Q on the left shoulder. 4 Ed Wilber. Concert and Minstrel Show. A grand concert and minstrel show will be given at I. O. O. F. hall on Saturday evening, May 7th, in aid of tlie public school library. The pro gram will consist of songs, duets, trios, choruses, clog dances, negro stump speeches, etc., etc. The fol lowing persons will take part in tlie program: Mesdames Greer, Strelilke, Adams, Seaton, Schront* and San derson, Misses Phillips, Kallgren, Trudgian and Oldland and Messrs. Thayer, Fordham, Bell, Wolfenber ger, Fisk, Valentine, Greer, Hopkins and Rigby. Miss Bessie Watson will be the pianist, assisted by Professor McMillan and the orchestra. Tickets will he on sale next week. You can’t afford to miss this enter tainment; it will be great. Read The Herald and be happy. Atlantic City, N. J. nnd return— s6l.7s. July 8 and 9. The Colorado Midland. Indianapolis, Ind. and return— s46.2s, June 15 to 26. The Colorado Midland. Eare you sore? use aracampn Relieves Instantly or Money Refunded. ohlng , Blooding Piloo, the Itching. Stops the Bleeding. Allay* all immation. It Cools. It Soothes. It Cures. M Sold onljr In 25c., SOc. . $l-00 BmUm. St >U food DnisfUu. For Sale by Streblk*? Bre*. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. Subscribe for The Hekai.d. I POLLARD COAL. | H Finest fuel coal in the market. £> * At the mine, $2.00 per ton. De- S ® livered, $3.00 per ton. ’Phone $ Jj No. 20. Orders filled promptly, The Rifle House lias the t>e#t ac commodations for its guests. Springfield, Ills., and return—s4o.ss, June 3to 5. The Colorado Midland. Everett Ledbetter and Miss Har riet Pearl Hooper were married on Thursday evening by Rev. J. M. (Mark. Eat at the Rifle House at your own price. The Rifle House is strictly short order. H. S. Goit and family are among recent arrivals in Meeker —coming from Vernal. Mr. Goit is a painter and paper hanger and will rent#!a here permanently. Stops the Cough and Works off the Cold. Laxative Rrotno quinine Tablets cure a cohl In one day. No cure, no pay. Price Vtc Wash the dust from your throat at tho Rifle House.