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Established August 10, INK g- i, ■ i--.r /,.. ur:-;. 1 :; a ■ hi i r.'.===== JAMBS LYTTLB, Editor * Publisher. SATURDAY. MARCH M. 1108. Entered in the PostoAee at Meeker, Rio Blaneo County, Colo., as seoond olasa mall matter. HOME! ISTBTWB. Rifle has renominated ita old town officers. About the muddiest spring In the history of Meeker. Mr. and Mrs. Vick DJkeinan have departed for Denver. ♦» «■ ■ Owing to light run Fulton reports good prices at Denver last week. H. F. Wheaton has bought the W. B. Valentine ranch in Powell Park. It is reported in Denver that the Burlington will build into this oountry. B. C. Howey was in from Flag creek Haturday and reported over two feet of fresh snow up his way. The six weeks of bad weather pre dicted by Mr. G. Hog are up, so we confidently look for improved weather conditions. For several seasons past consider able hay has been carried over in this valley. None will be carried over this spring. A1 Pierce was in Wednesday from the ranch and reports that he will have enough hay to pull him through but not much left to carry over to next season. J. H. Knight, C. D. Shaw and J. •W. t Russell, all from Fort Worth, Texas, arrived in town Saturday night, enroute to the Four-mile placer field in Routt county. For the first' time in many years, Meeker has only one ticket in the field for municipal honors. An era of good feeling has set in and bodes well for the town’s welfare. It is with regret that we announce that Mrs. Claude Wilson has been dangerously ill all week. Last even ing it was reported that she had rallied some. It Is hoped the worst is over. ■ Incorporation, is the order of the dap among the Tampa river, towns. Hayden has voted to incorporate, and Tampa has taken steps to do likewise. Craig has the matter un der advisement We are sorry to annouee the death of J. B. Malone (of pneumonia) which occured at Rifle last Saturday. Mr. Malone was well and favorably known here, haviQg built some of our finest residences. It is now claimed that the juice from the despised greasewood will cure Bright’s disease. If the dis covery possesses the merit claimed the fortunes of numerous people in this county are made. The meadow lark has again appear ed clothed in german socks and a muffler around his neck—not that these articles are needed at present, but as a precautionary measure against another spell of Wlgginlsh weather. We notice by the Fort Collins Ex press that W. F. Nichols, formerly a resident of this valley, and a brother of Ben Nichols, has sold a 18-acre piece of land near that place for #4,000. This shows the value of land near Fort Cojlins. On receiving word that his father, Ex-Governor Thayer, of Nebraska, was seriously ill, Dana Thayer de parted for Lincoln, Neb., Monday morning. General Thayer is now past 86 years of age and it is feared he cannot last much longer. Latbb—Gen. Thayer died before Dana reached his bedside. Homer Goff is back from the west ern end of the comity, where he act ed as guide to Edward Toothe, of Buford arid Chicago, and reports a very successful hunt. party got more than their share of lion, bobcats and other denisens of the wilds. Friday last Jack Wilcoxson and William Pa ton, foreman of the Two- Bar outfit, left for the ranch on Snake river, got as far as the Key stone where they found the snow so deep that they could not go farther and returned to town Monday. They report. Mr. Barnes and his party hung up at the Keystone. A large number of scalps were ’'cashed” in to Treasurer Watson during the past few days. Among those who took the treasurer’s cer tificate, John McMahon heads the list with 66 coyotes, Stanley Page, 13 coyotes and S mountain lion, D. W. Black, Otto Mctager Jr. and Z. B. Wise, a lamer assortment of lions and ooyctec. The Modern Woodmen of Rifle, New Castle and Grand valley will initiate a olass of 100 on Friday, April 6th. Deputy Dennison is evidently doing great work in the Rifle motion. None of the fraternal insuranoe soc ieties is growing like the Modern Woodmen. The ’’sassafras” season Is at hand. The St. Patrick’s Denes. Despite the storm, the attendance at the St Patrick’s dance last Friday evening was large, and a very enjoy able time was had by all present The success of the affair wgs large ly enhanced by vocal and instrument al selections, appropriate to the occasion rendered by Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Devlin and Miss Bessie Devlin. A goodly sum was realised, which, as already stated will be appropriat ed to a worthy cause. Electric Light Plant changes Hands. G. H. Sethman has sold bis stock in the local electrio light plant to H. G. Baumgartner, of Denver, and the latter took charge ot the plant Mon day. Mr. Baumgartner and his family arrived here last Saturday and. for the present are located in Mrs. Ella •Watson’s residence. Mr. Baumgartner is a practical electrician and will manage the local plant himself. Meeker extends a cordial welcome to him and family. The Weather. The weather man, assisted by our venerable friend, Wiggins, gave us a varied assortment of weathey since last publication day. Saturday—Snow in plenty. Sunday—ln the morning, worst bllssard of the winter, accompanied by snow. In the afternoon, cleared up and turned very cold. Sunday night several degrees below aero. Monday—Cleared off in forenoon and moderated. Cloudy and warmer in afternoon. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and yesterday warm and big thaw— especially Thursday and yesterday. Sensational Preaching. By our Rifle exchanges we note that our neighboring town is enjoy ing one of its periodic religious re vivals. We also note the fact that interest has reached the point where the evangelists representing different creeds are offering to bet hundred dollar bills that their re spective ways of thinking mid formulas for circumventing the wiles of the devil are the only true and reliable ones. We always thought that betting was ak|n to gambling and Ihtt evangelists and preachers generally were opposed to gambling—and bet tin*. Anent sensational preaching, the attention of thoughtful readers is directed to an able artiole on the sub ject, on another page of this -issue of Thb Hkbald. St. James’ Episcopal Church. Services to-morrow (Fourth Sun day in Lent) and Festival of the Annunciation as follows: 9:80 a. m.—Holy Communion. 10 a. m.—Sunday School. 11 a. m.—Morning Service. 8.00 p. m.—Class. 4 p. m.—Service for the young. 7.80 p. m.—Evening Servioe. Lenten services Monday and Wed nesday, at 8.00 and X BO p. m., and Friday, at 8.00 p. m. The Cruiser Colorado. The campaign for funds with which to purchase a handsome silver ser vice as a gift to the Cruiser Colorado is to begin April Ist and it is hoped that the entire fund will be completed within a few weeks. The special committee of the Colorado State Commercial Assooiaton and of which Governor McDonald is the chairman has received many letters of en couragement and commendation and several wealthy eitisens have volunte ered large contributions toward the #7,600 required. In each case letters of explanation have been sent to these enthusiasts explaining the plan of the Association to accept only a small contribution from each person. Thb Hbbald Is authorixed to re ceive, aeknowledge and forward to Denver contributions from this county. Who will be the first? From 10 cents up. Another God Knocked Off The Pedestal. Baji the lMtl.au. of th. Ohanrood AToUneh.: "Th. (tortra Md hjr many of th. cattlaroan wbo ww, oompailed to com. to (Honvood Springi to-Monr. a permit t» r fao# In, tb.tr oattta on th. htlta bar. fangwl .100. th. Ofwnln, of tb. oountry war. lnt.ra.ttnf nod many ▼ary funny.” “A bunch from the Divide erwk district got together and told of thalf experience with Pn.ld.nt HOOMT.It during hi. .tay there, hunting bear, and each told of the eon fide eoe they had in him beeauw he expneeed inch Interest in their affairs. ••Why,” said one, “he told us to make reser voirs up there in the bills wbcfe the bears were and be would flourish his arm in the direction we were to build the reservoirs as much as to say N|o It right now.’ He must have forgot* ten we were all poor, just getting a start. Having plenty of money is th on ght the case was the same wilt) US.” V ’’’Well, I don’t mind that,” spo** up another farmer, ’’but what I <fl> object to is his claiming he knbws da and then putting these fercat Reserve regulations that a Russian would kick against I don’t care for the few dollars he is taking from me but I don’t like to feel I am being watched all the time for fear I should' get one or more oows on the forest reserve that his men don’t know of. 80-help. me boys, I don’t mean to give |a a false oount, but how can I or you tell the exact number of cattle we have on the range. ,”1 have gone to work wltht the greatest care to try and give in- the very last head I have got and I'told the forester that I want him to be sure that my full herd is in lor I would not stand for him or any other government officer getting in among the herd ginning them up. to oount them. ’ ’’Boys, I tell you what it Is I feel very bad for the part I took In the president’s bear hunt last year for I feel now that he has It in for ns. You all know how we got up long be fore daylight and got out into the hills and found the bears tracks tind then how we charged back into the president’s camp, and bow they got the dogs out and how some of the boys remained on guard till the others came back. You rsmetilbef how we followed the dogs—the bear was treed—and how we stood about the tree with guns armed to the teeth, awaiting the arrival sd th# president so that be might ■hsptthU, animal up the tree. Tee, sit, wad|||. a big thing that ttatohesaass,#*; loved our president but how la hS giving it to us In the neck? ’There was no reporter .arand during thle eon venation so it waaa sure enough heart to heart talk Ifat every word is vouched for by every fanner who has cattle and lives on Divide creek where the bean are plenty and where the president Of these United States was treated like a king. ”1 brought fresh milk, but ter, and eggs to his camp everyday,” said one of the ranchmen, ”but the rules that Mr. Plnchot says be, the president, is now enforcing upon us to run a few cattle on the forest re serves means that he has just forgot ten it. It is the wrong proportion to give us the deal we are getting now.” * Soap Kills Prairie Dogs. It has been discovered that soap, plain, common washing soap isdeadly poison to prairie dogs. The diseovsry like most other big discoveries, was made by accident. John F. Braun, a farmer near Miltonville, Knn., must be given credit for it. He had about 100 prairie dogs on his farm and started to wipe them out He used traps. After he had caught about thrity the rest got wise and would walk around his traps. Among the thirty was one that the trap didn’t injure and he put it In a sage for a pet By mistake the children fed the prairie dog a small piece of common soap one day. Within live minutes the prairie dog was dead. Mr* Braun decided to experiment He cut a bar of soap which oost him 8 cent*, into small pieces, about the rise of a haselnut, and threw a few pieces In to each bole In ”dog town.” The next day there wasn’t a solitary prairie dog left to tell the story. All were dead. He used a brand of soap made in Kansas City. Ten cento worth of soap will clear a large farm of prairie dogs. The results, as shown by Mr. Braun, eclipsed results from the dope which the agricultural college •ends out to kill prairie dogs.— Florence Tribune. BROMO-FEBRIN will cure y«nir coM while you sleefi. Your money buck if not a cure. Price, SB cents. Daily tourist ear servlc * to Lou Angeles via Suit Luke and the Clark Road, commencing Feb. 18th. The Midland Bento. Rend Tmb Hbbald fog the news. BUFORD IN RHYME. Ws had a toll of saow this week, That fill alike on proud sad msek, The wind then rose sad blew Swklle, And plied drifts lor mile on mile. The Msrehjr lion’s terrtfle roar, Shook ell the windows and the door. The winter la not over yet. Bat spring Is eomlng, you esn bet I The stock Is looking vary well. Tho’ there’s not much of hay to sail. Th# news Is scarce and herd to And, Serene, not vex'd the public mind. There was s donee at Buford hall As fine os ony city boll, While oil that came upon that night Declared the’fair was a delight.” Soaie talk of plans to found a club. Yet what It's for—well there's the rub. The bachelors are In earnest now. And ponder long with thoughtful brow. (■Tls whisper’d low aasld the talk That to the altar some will walk.) Will Wells Is driving stage these days. And storm or shine ne'er delays. Raymond Sykes Is breaking eolts. But says the trade Is full of Jolts. A black-bird came today at Soon,— He wasn’t, be gold, a bit too soon; Still, It was notic'd Just the same. He bad a muffler red as flame. And now that’s all to write thle time. So I’ll proceed to oloee this rhyme. -6. M. S. White River City tad Vicinity. The dance at the new Yellow creek school house was a success. Everyone attending the Pratt dance report having a lovely time. Clarenoe Wilson and Lncius Shep ard were on the sick list past few days. Henry Wilson visited his brother E J Wilson, at White River, daring the week. F M Turner was thrown from bis horse, near Barnes’, some days ago, but not hurt. W A Wear and the Keystone boys are going to ride Crooked wash this week for wild cattle. A number of White River City people attended the dance at Fletch Hay’s ranch, and all report having a fine time. The Meeker- Rangely mail was delayed several hours on the Hall- Buckner dagway the other day, by a bad rook slide. The ioe gorge at Angora was the worst in years. There was two feet of wmter In Fred Buckner’s houss as • result of the overflow. . William George and Lyman Park returned from Rifle Monday after ■hurting u bunch of the Crooked wash horses for Kansas City. A1 Martin, the road overseer for District No. 6, has started out to Ifliurf# his tools and get ready for skihMrdMrt OB the roads. MB BAKING NMB Improves the flavor and adds to the heal th liilness of the food. 8. C. Patterson, of Buford, regist ered at the Meeker yesterday. Jim Bainbrich of Plceance, was a town visitor Thursday. Cull and see new Easter hats. lat~+ styles jnst arrived at Mbs. E. P. Gbovks. Ayers it your blood I* thin and im pure, you are miserable allihe time. It it pure, rich blood that iavigoralea, atrengthena, refreabca. You certaiaiy know Sarsaparilla So medic IM that briaga good bcakh to lbs borne, the only arndteiae feared tad tried for 68years. A doctor’a medicine. m tfEitn&gse flfiHß&Lnma f Poor Health ~| Llsk’s Patent IdXSKB Anti-Rusting - J*""., Tinwif. Anti-Rttsting A M(k hlihtt Tin Ware bu , u— ot .«« of *ny kind or make. CHEAPEST Because it is Best. ■:!" «>/■■_* Every Piece of this Ware is IBTFM THE HOME AID FABM GUARANTEED saw amdra-sejoo irat» Absolutely Rust Proof 6CU> MEDAL-AX BT. lOUIS EVE R Y R£SpECT Carried only by A. Oldland & Co. Official List of Nominations Filed in the Town Clerk’a Office of Meeker, Colorado, to be voted for at the Town Election to be Held Tueaday, April 3,1806, in Said Town. To rota a ntraight Party Ticket, writ* within the Blank Space Immediately hereunder each name you wieh to xote tor in the Blank Space left for that purpoee. * I hereby vote a Straight ... Ticket except where I have .marked oppocite the name of come other candidate. If yon have not voted a Straight Tieket above, place a oroee mark (X) with Ink, oppocite each name you wieh to vote for In the Blank Space left for that purpoee. Mark FOR MAYOR (Vote for One) in thle column F. E. SHERIDAN. Cltiiene’ FOR TRUSTEES. (Vote for Three) column GEORGE M. LORD. Citlseti** T. D. RILEY. Cltisens’ JOHN A. WATSON. Cltisens’ Static of Colorado, j I, G. D. Thaybb, Town Clerk in and for County of Rio Blanco, > ss. said Town, do hereby certify that the above Town of Mbbkbr, j is the Official List of Nominations for Office certified to me, to be voted for at the ensuing Municipal Election, to be held within and for said town on Tuesday, April 8, 1906. And I hereby certify that the postofflee address, residence, and place of business of each, all, and everyone of said candidates is Meeker, Rio Blanco County, Colorado, and the form of the official Ballot will be substantially as in the printed form above. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the corporate seal of said Town of Meeker, Colorado, this 28 rd day of March 1606. [Bbal] G. D. Thaybb, Town Clerk. Bagger than Roosevelt. According to the Wichita, Kansas, Daily Eagle, a Republican paper, an agent of the Standard Oil company threatened one of the members of the investigating committee with the following: ”We are bigger than the govern ment, Standard Oil is stronger than the United States. We own the senate and the bouse. If you pursue your investigations beyond the point necessary to fool the public we will have yon removed. We can secure the Instant disposition of the secret ary of commerce and labor, Mr. Met calf, and the commissioner of cor porations, Mr. Garfield. If yon per secute ns in the slightest degree yon will be out of your job, and if yon keep at the business you wiliflnd that what we say is absolutely true. Rockefeller is a bigger man than Roosevelt.” What Two Newspapers Did. There is none in this progressive age who doubts the absolute neces sity of reading the newspapers, especially the advertisements. An exchange gives the following proofs in two cases, says the Austin News- Tribane. ”A gentleman once said to a reporter: ’I never took a paper that did not pay me more than I paid for it. One time an old friend of mine started a paper ’way down south and sent me a copy and I sub scribed Just to encourage him and after a while it published a notice of an order to sell a lot at public auction. So I inquired about the lot and told a friend to run it up to #6O. He bid off the lot for #BB and sold it in less than a month for #IOO, so I made #6B clear by taking that paper. My father told me that when he was a young man he saw a notice in the paper that a school teacher was want ed away off in a distant country and he went and got the situation, and a little girl was sent to him, and after while she grew up sweet and beauti ful and he married her. If he had not taken that paper, what do yon suppose would have become of me? I would have been some other feller, or may be I would not have been at all.’ ” —Glenwood Post. COLONIST RATES To Catifornia end the Northwest. Very low rates will be in effect to all Pacific Coast points. February 16 to April 7th. Denver to San Francisco #96 00 Denver to Los Angeles.. 96 00 Denver to Portland 96 00 Denver to Spokane 99 60 A daily line of Pullman tourist cars is operated between Denver and San Fransiseo, Denver and Los Angeles, Denver and Portland. Liberal stopovers on colonist tieketss. For full information regarding train service, Pullman reserva tions, etc., etc., call on IB 810 OBANDB AOXNT.