Established August Ift, 1H8&.
JAMES LYTTLE. Editor * Publisher.
HATURDAY. MARCH 24. 1908.
Entered In the Postofllce at Meeker, Rio
Blanco County. Colo., as second*
class mall matter.
FOK SIT HSU UI moN.
One Year I* 00
Six Months 1 00
Professional Cards, per Month t* 00
One Inch, display, per Month * 00
Two Inches, per Month 8 00
Three Inches, per Month 4 00
Four Inches, per Month 6 00
Five Inches, per Month 0 00
Ten Inches, (1-2 column) per Month 10 00
Twenty Inches, (1 column) per Month _lft 0U
Professional Cards, when paid In advance,
tl2 on per year.
Local notices ten cents per line- Legal
notices seven cents per lino.
Address all communications to
THE MEEKER HERALD,
Under the above caption, the Den
ver itepublican hod the following
timely editorial in a recent issun:
“A miniHter by tin* name of Fulton In
the city of Syracuse, New York, has
been indulging of late in antics of
variouH doacriptionH. To get evi
dence against gambler*, he visited
two gambling joints and lost three
dollars in each of them by means of
a game of poker. One wonders if the
minister would have been as indig
nant if he had won three dollars in
each joint instead of losing it. One
is further led to wondof why so vir
tuous a man as the minister is sup
posed to be ever learned to play
poker. Another wonder that may
arise in the shape of a query is, with
whom did he associate to learn the
Perhaps the title of one of his re
cent sermons may throw some light
both upon his psychological processes
and general character. The subject
was, “Gee, ’Ain’t it Hell to Be Poor!”
We say that tills title of a sermon
may throw some light. Rather
should we boldly declare that it
does. “Seems,’ madam,” says Ham
let to his mother, “nay, it is, I know'
not ’seems. And any minister who
would preach a sermon entitled,
“Gee, *Aint it Hell to Be Poor!” has
given himself away. He has revealed
that he Is a disgrace to his sacred of
fice. Such a minister has no mes
sage for his age, he' has no message
for any decent, self-respecting indiv
idual of the time, He talks just as
one might expect a crook to talk. A
who will use such language
m* Either a fool or he Is a crook. To
get him out of the ministry as quick
ly as possible should be the task of
his parishioners and everyone else
who belongs to his denomination.
We regret, however, to say, that
sensational preaching is becoming
only too common in our time. The
masses having turned from the
church and the old dogmas, a certain
type of minister endeavors to bring
them back by stooping to employ
vulgar words and to proclaim vulgar
thoughts. In the long run, however,
a minister of this type always dis
covers that he has made a mistake,
for no matter how vulgar a man may
he, he does not respect vulgarity in
men who are not supposed to be vul
gar. Sensational preachers often at
tract large audiences for a time, but
they make no impression upon their
auditors. The people laugh, and
quickly proolaim the minister a
It is our belief that any minister
who lias a genuine message will be
listened to with respect, even though
ho may not be very learned in science
of the higher crittiolsms. When Dr.
Peabody preached in his latter days
every deep student was painfully
aware of the wide gulf between the
conservatism of Dr. Peabody and
modern knowledge; nevertheless,
everyone felt that it was his duty
to go and listen to the dear old
man, because everyone knew that
he was as truly a saint as any who
have been so designated, a man
whose every thought seemed to he
given to the cause of human service
both in its collective nnd individual
A minister ought to be a learned
man, hut his first essential is nobility
of character. No matter how con
servative he may be, no matter how
little he may appreciate or under
stand modern jdeas and discoveries,
his character will carry with it a
certain contagion that makes for
righteousness, and even the most
debased will treat him with respect,
when they know his quality. But
the sensational preacher is the man
without character, just as a criminal
when analysed, is found to be a
man without character. A sensat
ional preacher is not very far remov
ed from the criminal class in spirit,
as is evident from the fact that
preachers who disgrace their calling
arc almost invariably found to have
been sensationalists in the pulpit.
The Denver Times calls attention
to the tax roll of that county and
■hows that there is not a millionaire
in the town. The publication of the
tax list of Denver would be a great
education to the people. In Chicago
the annual publication of the tax l|st
is the most interesting piece of liter
ature that they have to furnish. It
is said to be the greatest equaliser
and everybody gets a square deal be
cause of its publication.—Glenwood
Several leading Republican papers
of Colorado are emphatic In their
protests against the proposed candid
acy of one Simon Guggenheim, for
the United States senate. Who is
Simon Guggenheim? Of course the
Glenwood Post favors him—because
of the “barrel.”—Rifle Reveille.
We trust that Representative J.
Warren Keifer, will pause long
enough In his efforts to reduce the
representation from the Southern
States on account of their alleged
treatment of the negro, to read the
very exciting news that was sent
over the wires from Springfield, Ohio,
a few days ago.
Washington gossips intermafees
that Senator Patterson will be a Re
publican by the time the next senat
orial contest is on. That would be a
“horse” on the G. O. P.‘
The Roosevelt Party will never
steal a governorship or deport men
on a special train. —Granby Advocate.
A Student of the French Celt.
Anatole Le Braz is by origin and
early experience himself a true Celt
of Brittany. Among them he has
grown up, speaking their language,
thinkiug their thoughts, dreaming
their dreams. It is because of this
that, studying the Celtic people, he
has been able to do so, not by obser
vation only, but by that most intim
ate of all methods, the study of traits
spontaneous in himself, using his
trained intelligence and his remark
able talent to penetrate the character
istics and peculiar gifts of his own
authenic Breton nature. That which
an outsider would carefully observe
and laboriously note down, Le Bras
himself actually is; and therefore,
when most free, most uncouclous,
most inspired, he is most truly Bre
ton. Shy and secretive, the Breton
is like the inountiiin in his own le
gend which opened once in every
hundred years, and then only when
the twelve strokes of midnight sound
ed. The stranger never enters. But
to Le Bras the humblest peasants
open their hearts and reveal their
dreams, for he is a brother—familiar
Indeed, will) the strange and distant
outer world of France, but truly at
one with them, sharing their visions,
loving their beliefs. Thus he has
become their mouthpiece, the rep
resentative man of their race in
France.—From “Anatole Le Braz, a
Representative Celt of France,” by
Carroll Dunham, in the American
Monthly Review of Reviews for
GET THIS BEAUTIFUL
COLORED PICTURE FREE
Splendid Reproduction, in Sixteen Tints,
of s Celebrated Painting.
Every person who sends one Dollar
to pay for a year’s subscription to the
TWICE-A-WEEK REPUBLIC, of
St. Louis, Mo., and FARM PRO
GRESS, will receive, ABSOLUTE
LY FREE, a beautiful colored pic
ture, 24 by 32 inches in dimensions,
entitled ‘The Departure of the Bride
from the Home of Washington.”
This picture is a direct reproduction
from the celebrated painting by Fer
ris. Sixteen colors were employed
in the process. It is mode on a flue,
heavy paper, and will make, when
framed and hang, a magnificent orn
ament for the home. Aside from its
genuine artistic merits, it possesses
an uncommon interest ■to every
American, as the central figure in it
is George Washington, standing at
the portal of his Virginia home, bid
ding adieu to the bride and bride
groom. The color work is highly or
nate and correct in every detail, as
are the character representations,
The TWICE-A-WEEK REPUB
LIC is the oldest and best semi
weekly family paper in the country
mid FARM PROGRESS, which is
also published by The Republic, is
the fastest-growing farm monthly in
America. Remember, that you get
both these splendid journals an entity
year, and the beautiful big colored
picture, all for only ONE DOLLAR.
Present subscribers may take ad
vantage of this offer, by sending a
dollar and having their time marked
up a year. The Republic hereby
gives notice that this offer may be
withdrawn at any time, and those
who wish the picture should send in
subscriptions AT ONCE.
Remit by Post-Office or express
money order, registered letter or
hank drafts. Do not sent personal
checks. Write names and addresses
plainly, and address.
Tbe Republic, St. Louis, lia
DAVID SMITH & CO.
Roush ¥ I TIURIoP Flotohlof
Lumber LL/IYIDLI\ Lumber
Builders supplies of every descripion.
Everyhing sold st bed-rock prices.
We sell for cash only. No credit to anyone
Manufacturing and Blacksmith Company
WORKERS IN IRON, WOOD AND STEEL.
■ HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY. REPAIRING.
F. N. JoHantgen, Manager.
Shop corner of Market Fifth streets. Phone No. 2.
H. C. Wolcott, Proprietor.
All kibcls of Livery Turnouts, Saddle Horses and everything con
nected with a first class livery establishment. Good Feed and Good
Care Given all Horses Stabling at the Meeker. Low rate* to Com
mercial Travelers on “Round the Circle” Trip*.
RIGS FOR THE RANGELY OIL FIELDS
Ship Your Live Stock to
CLAY, ROBINSON & CO.,
Stock Yards, Kansas City, Mo.
Best service in ALL departments. Expert salesmen, cattle, sheep,
hogs. Careful and intelligent yard boys. Perfect office methods.
HOUSES at Kansas City, Chicago, Omaha, Denver, Sioux City, St. Paul,
St. Joseph and Buffalo.
THE POPULAR LINE TO
Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Cripple Creek, Leadvllle, Glenwood
Springs, Aspen, Grand Junction, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Butte,
Helena, San Francisco, Los Angelea, Portland, Tacoma, Seattle.
REACHES ALL THE PRINCIPAL TOWNS AND MINING
CAMPS IN COLORADO, UTAH AND NEW MEXICO.
THE TOURIST’S FAVORITE ROUTE
TO ALL MOUNTAIN RESORTS.
The only Line passing through Salt Lake City en route to
the Pacific Coast.
rp, , Between DENVER and
1 nrouizn CRIPPLE CREEK SALT LAKE CfTY
n LEADVILLE OGDEN
1 GLENWOOD SPRINGS PORTLAND
Qlooninn grand junction ban francisco
OlCCpillg LOS ANGELES
————— Chicago, St. Louis and San Francisco.
Cars I pApC SERVICE ALA CARTE
UIINIIN\J GAIVO ON AI,L THRO*TRAINS
W. E. SALTMARSH, Local Agent
, ARE YOU GOING EAST?
| If so, ONE TRIP Via
Will convince you of the superiority of its service.
* Tli rough Standard Pullman Sleepers
Through Tourist Pullman Sleepers
Through Free Reclining Chair Cara
Through High Back Seat Coaches
To Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.
I Through Tourist 81« epers to Chicago* Boston and points East.
Elegant Dining Cars, n sals ala carte. Cars equipped with elec
] trie lights and fans. E erv comfort, convenience and luxury.
j Low Rates Superior Service.
For further informa Jon call on or address
J H. B. Kooaer, O. W. F. A. P. A. A. M’Farland, C. T. A,
| 17th and Stout Sta., Denver, Colo.
Cattle branded a* on
Ha oaf. Lira** Kiln
and Miller Creek.
TH* BABB BHO6. LAND * CATTLE CO.
Cattle branded on left
- _ aide name as out Also
own cattle brande^^^^
Horse branded HcPf
fl* name as nut. Range Rio
Blanco P '>
J. P. NIELSON.
Cattle branded or left
aide. Horse* branded
name on shoulder.
Range. upper Whltorlv
er between North £ik
creek and Dry creek.
P O Meeker.
Cattle branded on left
*ide. Earmarks: split
In ear under
hack lu right. Horses
branded p_ U
Range. Lime Kiunbli
lll and upper White river.
JOHN P BYKEH
■tmiy Cattle branded aame
as cut on left side. Ear
mark, underslope nnd
Barge, Hulphur and 0-
WIHV mile hill.
P O Meeker. Colorado
: # Own brand W - 3 and
'SEMPVraSVr'* cattle carrying same.
Also own cattle carrying the following
Cattle branded same
as cut on right or left
Horse brand same on
Itange, Miller creek
■ am and upper White.
' (For Ruth C. Bartlett.)
Cattle branded same aa
cut. Ear marks used:
I crop on right ear, under
slope on left: also under
hack on each ear. Young
Winter range, lower
White river. Hummer
range, tower White river
and Marvlne creek.
P O address Box «5, Meeker, Colo.
M. L. BANDY.
Cattle branded on left
IEI and cattle. 11111111111
White, principally on
south side of river. P O Meeker.
~~ C A HHEETZ.
Cattle branded same
as cut on side.
on either side. Ear
mark—left ear, under
If I half crop.
Range, Miller creek
and Lime Kiln hill.
Address H. F. Wheaton. Meeker, Colorado.
THB WHITE RIVER CATTLE * INVEST
. _.. Cattle branded same as
right side. Also
7 E L <>n left side.
Morse brand same as
Range, upper While.
Winter range, vicinity
—of Angora. PO Box IS
Mfckrr. J W C Sbcp
(■■■■■I herd, manager.
Cattle branded as above
Also own cattle brand
All young stock branded Ba|MP|S
Range between North Elk Creek and South
Fork of White river. P O address : A C Elli
son, Meeker, Colorado.
D D TAYLOR.
Cattle branded same as
Horse brand sume.
Range Flag creek and
dEHs Cattle branded same
as cut on left or right
perbltboth ears. Horse*
■ brand aame aacut.
Range—Head of Mll
ler creek and Lime
H. 8. HARP.
own and rim aeieSM
fo,,nw,n F brands:
JSf 3 3
Rangt , NhmMIUMUII IlflßS HHI
and Coal Creek. P O Meeker.
W B HAMPER.
3RF Cattle branded same
an rut on left side. Ear
marks, crop on
right and underslope*
on left. Also own cat
tie* branded T L
JM Horses branded same
us cut-on left
Range, north side of
White river nnd vicinity. P O Meeker.
THOMAH BAKER. ~
Cattle brandeel same as
cut e*n left side. Also
own cattle branded Tri
angle B. Hom-s branei
ed Triangle Bon left bip.
Q 1 road.
p ° Meck « r
J. P. BCHERMERHORN.
Cattle branded same as
cut on rlgtac side or hip.
road and bead of Pieo
a nee creek.
T H WARREN.
Cattle branded same an
Range Miller creek and
npgr White riTer
J L McHATTON.
Cattle branded tame as
cut on left Ride. Borne
cattle branded Bar left
side and Heven on left
bip. Horae brand BaK?
on left thigh. Range
Coal Creek latsln and
- 31 vicinity. P O Meekm
L. P. CRAIG.
Osttle branded aame
as cut on leftside. Al
so run branded
V i on
Range, Upper White.
Jll PO address, Meeker,
We have always on hand some of the
highest class of Registered Hhorthom
Bulls In the United Htates; also
Grades from our choicest bulls, aa
well as Pyre Bred Berkshire hogs.
We invite inspection and comparison.
TIE TAMPA HIE STOCK AID LAID CO.
j H. A. Wildhack,
I NOTARY PUBLIC and !
j United Ststes Land Commissioner»
J Attend to Pre-emption and Desert £
J Land filings, take and acknowledge \
• annual or final proofs on Desert J
J claims as well ns Pre-emptions, Instl- 1
« tutecontests,etc. Necessary blanks!
* on hand. :: :: :: ::
< J. S. Needham ;
I TAILOR I
J Clothing made to order, *
4 cleaned, pressed £
J and repaired. |
R. C. THORNTON’S
Good work. Porcelain bath
tubs. Clean and sanitary.
Baer Block - - Meeker.
Help us ou our campaign to tell
200,000 people of the East about the
Great Resources and opportunities of
the West. Send your Eastern friends
a subscription to the Weekly Post.
10 weeks - - lOc
ft mouths - - 2ffc
12 months - -50 c
LET US WRITE YOUR LET
TOM, DICK AND HARRY
Telling them of the opportunities ex
isting in the shadows of the Rockies.
Tile Weekly Post, the Western
Booster, tells the story every week,
in picture, in verse, in sketch. It
. gleans thesunshine from the columns
of every Western publication and
I places it in a great composite word
picture of light, that weekly goes be
fore the people of other states illum
inating the opportunities of your
Join us by sending in your subscrip
i tions at once.
THE WESTERN BOOSTER.
Box 1377 - - Denver, Colo.
Order to Show Cause on Petition for
Sale of Real Estate.
State of Colorado, County of Rio Blanco,
In the County Court In Probate.
In the mntter of the Estate of John W.
This matter coming on to be heard on this
nth day of March, A. I>. UMM, upon petition
I nied herein by William H. Welch, admin
| Istrator of said estate, for the sale of the
following described real estate, or a portion
I thereof, to-wit:
The southwest quarter of the southwest
quarter (HW V A SW >*) the north half of the
southwest quarter (N and lots 1,2,
8% and 4of section eleven (11), In Township
one Mouth (1 H). of Range »4 West «th P. M..
containing 24rt acres, together with one and
. a half < 1%) shares in what Is known as the
. Miller Creek Ditch company, lot 8 In block
, 42, lot 7ln block l». the west half of lot s In
block 9, and lot 9 In block 9, and tmprove
; ments thereon, all In the town of Meeker,
Colorado, for the purpose of paving the
, debts and demands allowed against said
; And It now appealing to the Court from
said petition that proper and legal grounds
exist for the sale of all or a portion of said
Noaf, therefore. It Is ordered bv the Court
» thsyisrah J . Welch, Mary a. Taylor, Peter
\ *• Welch William H. Welch. Oeorge Welch
’ and Claude Wlegand, and all persons who
are legatees or devisees of said estate, or
- any part thereof, or heirs of said decedent
: nnd appear before said Court at the
1 court room of said court. In the town of
Meeker, county nnd state aforesaid, on the
nth day of April, A. D. 19m, at the hour of
10 o’clock in the forenoon of said day, then
nnd there to show cause. If any there be,
why an order should not be made directing
. the said administrator to sell the whole or
so much of said real estate as may be neces
' sary for the purposes spec I fled In said petl
It Is further ordered that this order be
published for at least four successive weeks
In the Meeker Herald, a weekly public
newspaper, published in said county.
It 1* further ordered that John A. Watson
of said county of Rio Blanco, be and he Is
hereby appointed as guardian ad litem for
Claude Wlegand, minor, to represent said
minor at said hearing.
1 By the Court: THOM AM SH ERVIN,
mIU-mXI County Judge.
1 Daily tourist car service to Cali
fornia after February 16th.
The Midland Route.
xml | txt