Established August 16,,1«Kft.
JAMES LYTTLE. Editor * Publisher.
SATURDAY. FEBRUARY «, 1807.
Entered In the Meeker. Colo., postaffloe as
second-class mall matter.
Light snow Sunday night.
Mlhh Alice Reigan is improving
White River Weather again all
J. L. Me Hatton returned from
Why go to Florida on Southern
California when we have a more sa
lubrious climate at home?
It is said a new saw-mill will soon
be erected at Buford, probably on the
site of the old Welty mill.
The Rifle Telegram announces that
Stock Inspector Jim Simpson is at
his post of duty again after a long
siege of Illness.
A rousing meeting of ranchmen
and other citizens was held at Craig
on Monday in opposition to the pro
posed public domain leasing bill.
Yesterday was Washington's birth
day. and the occasion was duly ob
served by the Masonic fraternity
whichggi v e a grand ball in the even
J. L. McHatton has purchased two
hundred head of steers from Pard
Dodds. The price paid for the ani
mals we were unable to learn.—Ver
The cold nights of the past two
weeks made the ice men happy.
Quite a crop of thin but clear ice was
harvested last and this week, so the
threatened ice famine will not hap
Joe Trachta, the Union Oil com
pany driller, came in Monday, and
next day, in company with Acting
Manager Rube Oldland, proceeded
to Rangely where work on the Union
will be resumed next week.
Our Buford correspondent reports
that there was a surprise party in
honor of Henry Genier's birthday at
Sleepy Cat Lodge on Friday of last
week. It goes without saying that
all enjoyed themselves to the fullest
Ed Wilson, of White River, aad
Joseph Neal, of Thurman creek, both
prosperous ranchmen, arrived Tues
day night They are in quest of cat
tle with which to stock their ranches
more fully the coming summer.—
A Washington dispatch says that
Chief Pinchot of the bureau of for
estry is about to apply to the federal
courts for an injunction restraining
all stockmen in Colorado from per
mitting their cattle to graze upon
forest reserves without permits. .
Eagle Valley Stock Growers Ass
ociaton met at Eagle last Saturday
and condemned the present policy of
the government in relation to leasing
public domain and forest grazing tax.
A resolution was passed binding the
members not to take out grazing per
mits or pay fees.
The Yampa Leader of last week
prints The Hrraia> item of late
date auent the discovery of an error
in the accepted boundary line be
tweeen Rio Blanco and Routt, and
then prodeeds to get excited over the
matter. Be calm, neighbor! If the
old Ute reservation line is the correct
boundary between the two conunties
that will suit us.
The egg industry has grown to re
spectable proportion in this valley.
“Hen fruit” is now retailing at 12Rj
per dozen in Meeker, and our mer
chants are shipping consignments to
outside railroad points. If we had a
railroad, just think of the many pro
ducts that could be turned into “the
long green!” In consequence, our
present production of nearly every
thing is exceedingly limited.
One of our high-school scholars,
who lias been experimenting with a
seismograph ever since the 'Frisco
earthqnake, told the scribe the
other day that he predicted a slight
shock for Meeker in the near future,
but he couldn't name the day. As the
average mortal can withstand any
ordinary shock, we say let it come.
It might be a blessing in disguise;
While in Vernal last week, Em*
mert Van Cleave acted as one of the
commission of citizens, carpenters
and builders which passed judgment
on the new Uintah county court
house, and declared it unsafe. Judg
ing by the report of the commission
ers, Uintah county got badly victim
ized in what appears—to the eye—a
fine public building. Steps will be
taken at once to repair the building
and make it safe.
Michael Schneider, who used to
own a ranch up on North Fork, has
sold out at Leadville, where he lias
been in business ever since he left
hen? some eight yeurs ago, and lias
gone to the Coast to look up a new
location, tho altitude at Leadville
proving to high for himself and fam
ily. Mrs. Schneider and daughter
came in last week and are stopping
with Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Holland on
upper White, where they will remain
until “Mike” gets settled.
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Johnson of Pow
ell Park were town visitors Thursday.
Mr. Johnson was looking at the Harp
blooded stock with a view to buying.
George Martin returned from his
Eastern visit Sunday. Mr. Martin
looks well and reports having a good
J. M. Dunn of Buford was among
the upper country people who visited
the city briefly during the week.
T. D. Holland looked the Harp
shorthorns over Thursday and con
cluded that they were a fine lot.
John Hayes of Thurman creek, ex
changed greetings with his numerous
Meeker friends Monday.
Call and see the fine assortments
of Easter hats at Mrs. Booth's after
C. S. Patterson of Buford registered
at the Meeker during the week.
Wes Tomlinson looked in on the
city folks Thursday.
Simp Harp has Arrived with his
consignment of blooded Durhams
and Herefords. They are going fast.
Call before the pick is gone.
Spring work is beginning in ernest.
Very little hay has been fed in this
Mr. Fred Thompson is holding
down the “lid” on the Wilson ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are visiting at
Miss Alice Aldrich, Miss Sadie
Berry, Messrs Earl Low and Clarence
Aldrich attended the G.A.R. dance
at Meeker last week.
Thornburg has surely established a
reputation as a winter resort; sixteen
days of oonstant sunshine, warm
moon light evenings, balmy air, and
green grass. Roads dry and dusty.
Black birds, blue birds and robins
have Men around for several days.
Cattle fat and ready for market
Among the social events of the
week was a musical and dancing
party given by Mr. Earl Low. At
midnight a delicious supper was ser
ved and Mr. Low proved himself a
caterer of no small note. Mr. Low is
a new arrival from the East He has
charge of the ZE— ranch, and is a
welcome addition to the neighbor
Miss Alice and Clnrence Aldrich
were entertaining the young folks on
Monday with a horse back riding
party, showing them the beauties of
Thornburg and incidently sampling
oake at various ranch houses on the
route. Among those in the party were
Lloyd Aldrich, late of Knox College
111. Robert Pratt, of Meeker, Miss
Louise Aldrich, Miss Sadie Berry
and Messrs Berg, Low and Harry
• Take BROMO-FEBRIN for your
cold. At Strehlke Bros.
Notice of Final Settlement.
In the matter of the estate ofC. W. Fore
Notice U hereby given, that on Monday,
the 2ftth day of February, A. D. 1807, being
one of the regular days of the December
Term of the County Court of Rio Blanco
County, In the State of Colorado, I, Lulu
Babbitt, Administratrix of said estate, will
appear before the Judge of said court, pre
sent my naal settlement as such Adminis
tratrix, pray the approval of the same, and
will then apply to be discharged as such
Administratrix. At which time and place
any person In Interest may appear and pre
sent objections to the same if any there be.
Dated at Meeker Colorado, Jan. Ml. 1807.
Administratrix of the Estate of
W-f* C. W. Foreman, deceased.
Notloels thereby given that by virtue of
an order and decree made and entered of
record In the County Court of Rio Blanco
County, Colorado, on the 12th day of Febru
ary. A,• DjWW, in the matter of the estate of
John W. Welch, deceased, the undersigned
Administrator of said estate, will on
SATURDAY. MARCH 8, 1807,
between toe hours of 10 o’clock In the fore
noon and 5 o'clock In the afternoon of said
day, at the front door of the court house In
Town of Meeker, Rio Blanco County, Colo
rado, offer for sale and sell at public sale to
the highest and best bidders for cash, at not
less than the appraised value thereof, all of
Mmtm belonging to the estate of
John W. Welch, deceased. Had real etate
being more particularly described as fol
The Sout h West quarter of the South West
quarter, the North half of the South West
‘he Lot. J, 2,3* and 4. all In
w t ! t 2Jj , i , « Town * h . ,p 1 Honth.of Range m
West Sh r. M., containing 240 acres, includ-
Ing all Improvements thereon, together
with any and all ditch and water rights be
longing to said premises, and more particu
larly one and one-half shares In what Is
known as.the Miller Creek Ditch, subject,
however, to a mortgage for SM4O In favor of
at^ Inve>tnM * nt Company lappratsed
Lot 7 in Block 8, Town of Meeker, (ap
praised at tffiot.
West half of Lot 8 In Block 8, Town of
Meeker (appraised at Sloo>.
Lot 8 In Block 8, Town of Meeker, together
at|Mo) ln,proT * roenU th « r ® ot » (appraised
Lot * In Block 42, Town of Meeker (ap
praised at hi.
Dated at Meeker, Colo., this ISth day of
February, A. D. 1807.
WILLIAM H. WELCH,
Administrator of the estate of
fl«-m9 John W. Welch, deceased.
E. S. R. Sabdbbsojt , Auctioneer.
Said a prominent local RepaUjigi
the other day: “If Roosevelt keMs
up iiis present lick, his party ml
have an intenger contempt for ts£pn
than tlie Democrats ever had I|hr
Cleveland. Not very long agarit
looked as if Roosevelt's name would
be handed down to posterity with
that of Washington, Jefferson nnd
Lincoln. Now it looks as if it will
down linked with that of the Rat
Democratic president; that is, whate
ver bis name is spoken it is always
in derison —by Democrats as well ms
It lias been said that the action of
congress in adding $2,600 to the sal
aries of representatives and senators,
is a recognition of the increased cost
of living. But the Republican party
and the administration have denied
that the cost of living has Increased.
They issued official bulletins at pub
lic expense to deny this, for cam
The largest single advanoe In oil
prices ever ordered by the Standard
Oil Company has naturally followed
the largest single contribution of
Rockefeller money to public educa
If Roosevelt were a candidate to
day wonder if half the Democrats of
this county would be falling over
each other in a grand rush to vote
for him as they did in 1904?
The Denver Chamber of Commerce
is opposing the grazing system.
Rangers to Serve as Wardens.
The foreet rangers of Colorado will
hereafter act as game wasdens of the
state without pay, either direct or
from fines imposed for the violation
of the game laws. The arrangements
for the addition to the ranks of game
wardens have been completed by
Mark G. Woodruff, supervisor of the
Pike’s Peak forest reserve, and Dave
Farr, state game and fish commis
sioner. The rangers will be furnished
with licenses and will, it is expected,
prove very efficient game wardens.—
Glen wood Poaf.
The above reads well and sounds
nice; but, say, don’t expect too much
from the forest rangers. They are no
more human than other people, like
editors or any other class of citizens.
They will make enemies enough in
cldent to enforcing the forestry reg*
ulatlons, and for which they receive
pay. It can hardly be expected that
they will vigilantly enforoe the state
laws concerning game, especially
when it's hardly a thank-you job.
Surely graft has bad some bftitil
knocks of late. But the desire to get
something for nothing, is mighty
persistent, and its elimination from
human nature may require a few
A married man is always telling of
the fun he had when he was a bach
The Meeker hotel makes a specialty
of Sunday dinners for families.
A Big Bargain in House and Lott..
For sale, a good 4-room house, with
cellar, large barn and out-buildings;
four lots; good location. This is a
big bargain. For particulars, call at
Herald office. tf
BROMO-FEBRIN will cure your
cold while you sleep. At Strehlke
Bros’ City Drug store.
THE PURITY 0f!
Has never been!
questioned by any
Pure Food Commission
BEST BY TEST
Joseph Burnett Co.,
m Yob eanaet pos
Maff m Bibl * *** ftdl heat
I aWI a talk VBhM from fuel
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bMfliOl the celebrated
II BBBWIIIIII Wiloou Hot Blast
m Heater. Tha patent
neater a down draft, which is
m perftUd only in the
Km>WH a Wllaon, sot only
M lotßana eon sumption of
I m eosl hat haras into
a actual best all rases
jfL a ißßcratod. This com
(AkX bination of economy and
jQBBAF aidner makes the
heater sold. Perfect
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For sale by A. Oldland * Co.
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i Clothing made to order, »
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4 and repaired. »
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| NOTARY PUBLIC and I
j CONVEYANCER 5
J United State. Land Commissioner,
1 Attend to Pra>emptlnn and Desert!
2 Land filings, take nnd acknowledge :
i annual or final proofs on Desert P
: claim* an well an Pre-emptions, Instl- ■
5 tute contents, etc. Necessary blanks'
j on hand. ::r
Call at the
Bar for Good Beer.
Silver State Zangs
CHAS. M. THOMPSON
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Contractor and Builder
Best on the Market.
Weighed and delivered, $3 per
ton. At the mine, $2 per ton. j
■as ——MOT. or no fee. We otttoia PATENTS ■
■ THAT PAT, -averts* the. ■
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L. B. WALBHIDGE.
Cattle branded as on
Range. Lime Kiln Villi
and Miller Creek.
P O Meeker
THE BABR BROS. LAND A CATTLE CO.
Cattle branded on left
side same aa cut Also
own cattle bnindod^^
WSOK-O POL |g|
Horse branded EfiSi
fl" same aa out.
Blanco coanty. P ‘‘
drees Meeker Colo.
J B A JO NIMKRICK.
Cattle branded same
as cut on left side.
Range, North Fork of
WUpJVi Pont office address.
RUTH C. BARTLETT.
qMIMp Cattle branded same as
cut. Ear marks used:
crop on right ear. under
slope on left ; also under
back on eacb ear. Young
W Winter range, lower
White river. Hummer
range, tower White river
and Marvlne creek.
P O address Box 385. Meeker, Colo.
M. L. SANDY.
Cattle branded on left
side Additional brands
|ll and cattle. WsWgsMimi
White, principally on
south side of river. P O Meeker.
THE WHITE RIVER CATTLE A INVEBT
. Cattle branded same as
WHf cut on right side. Also
W 7 E L on left side.
§llllll1 Range, upper While.
Winter range, vicinity
Nb of Angora. PO Box
Meeker. J W C Shop
B. M. VAUGHAN.
Cattle branded as above
Alw> own cattle brand
All young stock branded KSfgli|%lg
Range between North Elk Creek and Houtb
Fork of White river. P O address : A C Elli
son, Meeker, Colorado.
D D TAYLOR.
Cattle brandetl same as
cut on side.
Horse brand same.
Range Flag creek and
We have always on hand some of the
highest class of Registered Short horn
Bulls In the United Statos; also
Grades from our choicest bulls, as
well as Pure Bred Berkshire bogs.
We Invite Inspection nnd comparison.
HE nm LIVE STOCK lID HID CO.
Bring in your oats. We will pay
00 cents per 100 cash for them.
A. E. Rees A Son.
JOHN P BYKES
USis Cattle branded same
ns cut on left side. Ear
Rnrge. Hulpiiur nnd 0-
P O Meeker,Colorado
Own brand W - 3 and
S’"** cattle carrying same.
Also own cattle carrying the following
H. H. HARP.
Cattle and raraara
Ranre. Nine Mlle Hill
andCoalCreek. PO Meeker.
J L McHATTON.
MfiMs Cattle branded same a?
cut on left side. Home
cattle branded Bar left
Hide and Heven on left
hip. Horae brand Bar-7
Coal Creek basin and
vicinity. P O Meekoi
L. P. CRAIG.
Cnttle branded same
as cut on leftside. Al
so cnttle branded
Range, Upper White.
Wl P O nddress, Meeker
Cattle branded same as
cut side. Also
own cattle branded
angle 11. Horses brand
- - ww 1 road.
p o Meeker
J. P. SCHERMEKHORN.
Cattle branded same as
cut on l ighL side or hip
Hung e. government
mid head of Plee
■ Im Postolhee address
Hlo Blanco, Colo.
T H WAItHEN.
("attic branded same as
Range Miller creek and
W B HAMPER.
•fIMF , Cnttle branded samo
as cut on left side. Ear
murks crop «>n
rlgtit and underslope
on left. AI so own entt le
branded T L - and 4-N
■■■ Horses branded same
on left shoulder.
Range, north side of
White river and vicinity. P O Meeker.
J. P. NIELSON.
Cattle branded on left
Range, upper White rlv
er between North Elk
U creek and Dry creek,
R C RUSSELL.
•PiV Cattle branded same
ns cut on left or right
per bit both ears. Horse
brand Slime ns cut.
BW Range—Head of
Wl 1 HQ b*r ereek nnd Lime
Wai PO Meeker.
_ _ L L DEVLIN.
•■RIF Cattle branded some
»s cut on right or left
nip of nni
Horse brand same on
HI Rnnge. MlHer creek
nnd upiN>r White.
Gefc your Sunday dinner at the
Fine job printing at The Herald.
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