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THE MEEKER HERALD.
V XXIII. NO. 3.
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LISK COOKING UTENSILS
(, We have just received a new line of Lisk’s cooking
| utensils—Roasters, Stew Pans, Frying Pans, Pud-
Lding Pans, Milk Pans, Rice Boilers, Tea Pots, Coffee
P Qjk, Tea Kettles, Dish Pans and Water Pails.
are the Very best goods manufactured. Try
Them. Remember we give 3 1-3 per cent discount
on all cash purchases.
;*A. Oldland & Company.
1 DO IT NOW! I
I You have been putting oIT from (lay to day, and week to
i week the taking out of that Life Assurance Policy lor the pro
| tection of your wife and little ones.
1 To-day you may be in insurable condition; perhaps not to-
K morrow.
r It’s only the absolutely selfish man who makes no pro
|' vision for his family after he’s gone. Are you in that class ?
I. Let us advise you as to the best form of policy to cover
[) your individual needs.
|! Write or call TO-DAY.
I The Colorado National Life
I SYMES BUIDING, DENVER.
I,Summer Excursions
I Low Round Trip Rates
B \ to all State Points
I Fishing -Camping-Hunting
I One fare for round trip to fishing
■ and hunting parties of three or more
B jy Send for “Recreation” booklet, which contains list
B of hotels, ranches and boarding houses, together with
B; fishing and hunting data.
E Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California
MIDLAND ROUTE.
C. H. SPEERS,
General Passenger Agent, Denver, Colo.
■i W. E. SALTMARSH, Local Agent.
■> ™ E
| Denver & Rio Grande
H “Scenic Line of the World”
■j TO THE
I Pacific Coast
■ Offers the traveler the same good train service, comfortable ami lux
■ urious accommodations and the same impressive scenic attractions
■ jn winter as it docs in summer. Its throe through daily trains which
■ are operated between Denver and the Pacific Coast aro provided with
B the latest pattern of Pullman and ordinary sleeping cars, chair cars.
B and a perfect system of dining cars which are operated on the a la
■ > carte plan.
B The two morning trains from Denver carry through Pullman stan-
B dard sleeping cars which aro operated in connection with the Bur-
B lington, Rock Island and Missouri Pacific between Chicago, St Louis
B San Francisco without change. If you contemplate a trip to the
B coast, let us send you illustrated booklet free, and information as to
BR -:what the trip will cost you.
B,'-. S. K. HOOPER, G. P. & T. A., DENVER.
j
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS.
KOM of Colorado, County of Rio Blanco, ss.
County Clurk, August 1, 1007.
Stlco l« hereby given that tho com ml 8- ,
n‘L,of the county an«l state aforesaid,
I«Uas a Board of Kquallzntlon for the •
utment and correction of the assoss
it roll of 1907, on Tuesday, the :ird day of (
tember, 1907, and continuing In session
Aot less than three nor more than ten i
isecutlve days; and ngaln on the third |
»aday In September (being Heptomber <
' 6, Mm), and continuing In session not less *
intnreonor more than ten consecutive
"s, to hear complaints.
.if parties hnvlug complaints to make
. respectfully requested to appear Indore
•toartl on t lie dates given above, when
%«fIOMO>FUI)UIN willc ure your
Ed while you sleep. At Htrehlke
' Jos’ City Drug store.
■abscribe for The Herald.
How’s This?
Wo olTer One Hundred Hollars Reward for
any enso of catarrh that cannot l»e cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure. K. .1. CII KNK VA* Co.,
Toledo, O.
We, the undurslgucd, have known I'. .1.
Cheney for the last lft years,and liolleve him
lierfectly honorable In all business truiis
aetlons, and llnanclallv able to carry out
any obligations tnnde by his llrm. Weld
ing, Klnnnii A Marvin, Wholesale Itruglsts,
Toledo, O.
Hall's Cntarrh Cure is taken Internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent
free. -Price, 7ftc per bottle. Hold by all
Druggists.
Take Hull’s Family Pills for constipation.
Millionaire philanthropists and
liens are the only two tilings that
“cackle” about their acts.
BItOMO-FKBUIN will pr« vent a
cold coining on. At Strehlke Bros.
MEEKER, COLO., SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1907.
A Deplorable Tragedy
Last Saturday forenoon n phone j
message came up from White Uiver j
telling of the killing of Kpli McDuw
ell l»y Ulnivnce Mathes, at the Mu-j
thes ranch on Black’s gulch, ami re- .
quest ing the presence of the coroner;
and sheriff. Sheriff Ellison, Coroner i
Holloway, District Attorney Gentry
and Town Marshal Montgomery re
sponded til once. Mr. Gentry went
along to see what legal action, if any,
would be necessary to take. The
district attorney made a full investi
gation of the deplorable tragedy and
from him Tin: Hkkai.d gathers the
following facts:
McDowell Imd gone to the homo of
Jesse Bassett, his stepfather, on Fri
day morning, in company with Grant
Fletcher, and drew a Winchester on
Bassett threatening to kill him, and
Bassett, came to town and made a
complaint, against McDowell, charg
ing him witli an assault with intent
to kill.
On Saturday morning McDowell
stopped at the I V I ranch and drew
si gun on one Homer Maxim com
manding Maxim to conic, go with
him to the Mathes ranch and help
him clean up the entire bunch. How
ever, Maxim got out of going; but
McDowell went to the Mathes ranch
up Black’s gulch, a distance of eight
or nine miles, oil horseback, and on
reaching there Clarence Mathes was
out sit tlieharn in company with some
of his little nephews and nieces, and
McDowell rode up witli his revolver
in hand and told Mathes ho Imd come
to kill him, and as Mathes ran into
the burn door McDowell tired three
shots at. him. none taking effect, < x
cept that one went through Mathes'
coat sleeve. Mathes remained in the
barn for some Mine and thinking Mc-
Dowell hud gone started to come out
of the burn, when McDowell caught
hold of him with revolver in one
hand, and led Mathes down to the;
house, telling him that he was u “de
stroying angel” and that heinustdie,
but lie would give him a chance to
wash and shave himself, as lie wanted
him to die clean. When they got to
the door Mathes went in ahead of
McDowell and on getting inside the
house readied for liis Winchester,
which was hanging to the right of tin?
door, turned and tired three shots at
McDowell, two of which took effect,
one penetrating the arm and one go
ing through the neck cutting the jug
la r vein, causing instant death.
These are suhstunt hilly th-* facts in
the case as given before the coroner’s
jury, which was composed of the fol
lowing cit izens: ('. F. Brown, W. B.
Hamper, Clay Montgomery, Homer
Maxim. J. W. Shepard and A. C. El
lison.
A verdict was brought, in com
pletely exonerating Clarence Mathes
from blame in the tragedy.
There was no doubt in the minds of
the ofiicials and others that. McDow
ell was temporarily insane at and
previous to the ill-fated happening,
and that he did not kill Clarence and
the entire Mathes family was only
diverted by kind Providence willing
otherwise.
Ephrium McDowell was a young
man just past ‘22 years of age, and
leaves a mother (Mrs Jesse Bassett
of lower White), two sisters and two
younger brothers to grieve over his
untimely taking off, all of whom have
the sympathy of the community.
Clarence Mathes is one of the best
young men in the White River valley,
and lie and his people are equally en
titled to the sympathy of all on ac
count. of this’ regrctable lull unavoid
able affair.
The remains were brought to town
and services held at the Methodist
church Monday forenoon. Inter
ment. took place In Highland ceme
tery under direction of Undertaker
Holloway.
Commissioners in Special Session.
The hoard of comity commissioners
met on Monday, August IDtli, llx»7, in
ii special session (all members being
duly notified according to law), for
the purpose of appointing road view
ers to run a county road to connect,
with the proposed state bridge* across
White river near the line between
Colorado and Utah.
The meeting was called to order by
Thomas Kilduff, chairman. Present,
It H Crawford, commissioner, J ('
Gentry, comity attorney, and T B
Scott, clerk of the hoard. Absent,
W 11 Goff, commissioner.
On motion, duly seconded, .1 I)
Moog, of Meeker, J <> Fletcher and
John Colt harp, <»f Raugely, wore
appointed to meet at J A Boyd’s
ranch on Saturday, August 21, 11)07,
at 10 o’clock, a in, to view said road.
On motion, duly seconded, the
hoard adjourned until August .‘list,
1007.
T 1» Scott, clerk.
Fine Sunday dinners at tlir Meeker
hotel.
Distinguished Visitors.
A large party of * iugitislicd visi
ters arrived in M •■ r last Monday
afternoon. It. wn and. up as fol- j
lows:
General James \ Ktv.v.r, former j
governor of Penn . Ivanin, and now!
a supremo judge 01 at state.
John H Morse, ■-iitent of tie ’
Old Colony Life L nance company
(’llicage.
James H Iveud !:, nmuufnctiir«*r
and capitalist, Bo . Mass.
Charles H Kith . bunker, Bos
ton, Mass.
James I) Hush !. Deliver and
Meeker, president of the White-
Bear Land & Cattl company.
H L Shepherd, i'ripple Creek .‘Hid
Meeker.
F P Johnson, sot lary State Slock
association, Denver.
A C Johnson, con spondeut, Wash
ington, I * (
Gilbert A Beaver, capitalist, New
York.
Thomas Beaver, Bellefonte, Pa.
|The last two gentlemen are sons
of General Beaver.
T C Smith, engin t* in charge of
Lily park ranch and work.
J W <’ Shepherd, superintendent
White-Bear Laud <• Cattle company,
Buford.
Master Elbert E I lusted, son, and
Harold Hunted, nephew of Mr J I)
Hunted.
And a retinue of chefs, helpers,
hostlers, etc, etc, e(c.
Most, of tiie members of tin* party
are financially interested in the
White Bear Land and Catth com
pany, which hns'cxt'-tisivo cattle and
ranch interests on this river, and also
owns i lie noted Li 1 \ park ranch on
lower Yatnpa rive: and were here
for the purpose ot inspecting their
properties. They started in at Bu
ford, and wore on their way to An
gora and Lily park, stopping over
night at the Meeker hotel.
As it is not often such a distin
guished body of men visits us, some
of our citizens thought it. would be
proper to show them all the courtesy
we could, so an impromptu little ban
quet was gotten up under the direc
tion of Landlord Bail, to which tin
above named party and tin following
Meekerites sat down:
A. Moulton, Ambrose Oldland,
L. B. Walbridge, Colonel Montgom
ery, F. K. Sheridan, E. E. Fordham,
A* L. Strehlke,,W. 11. Clark, 11. J.
Hay, J. ii. Moll niton, Isaac Baer,
W. S. Montgomery. J. L. Biland and
James Lyttle.
After disposing of the gastronomi
cal treat an iniHh-ctual feast was in
dulged in, Mr. Moulton filling tin*
toastmaster’s chair with exceptional
ability. Colonel Montgomery de
livered the address of welcome, and
did it admirably. General Beaver,
who was a brilliant soldier of the
Union in the civil war, and is a man
of fine appearance and courtly man
ners, responded in a short, eloquent
and forceful address, dwelling wif.lt
telling emphasis on the rich soil of
White river valley, our immense
water power and many undeveloped
resources, all of which had attracted
his attention during the short time he
was in tin* valley.
Mr. K it fridge a Iso spoke eloquent l.v
much along tin* same line.
Mr. 1 lusted, who we may now
count as one of us, delivered a ratt
ling good address on tho future pos
sibilities of the White river valley.
Mr. Hay gave some telling facts
and figures relative to our agricul
tural resources and Raugely oil field.
Mr. Clark told <»f our coal resources
and Mr. Baer spoke on the cattle in
dustry; and if anything was left un
said by the other speakers, Mr. Moul
ton attended to it.
It was a very enjoyable affair, and
one that will likely do us much good,
in that, while* it was in no way a
meeting of t in* boosters club, it will
nevertheless, let influential outsiders
know that Rio Blanco county is on
the map.
Mr. Harry Shepherd is acting as
chaperone to tin* party, and Mr. J.
W. ('. Shepherd is holding the diffi
cult, and responsible position of mas
ter of transportation—and, doing it
well.
Most of th-* party will he here
again.
We hope so. They are a splendid
lot of gentleincii.
Death of Hdna Valentine.
I A teh praphic report came Thurs
day announcing that Mrs. -
(nee Miss Edna Valentino) had died
at Pueblo that morning.
Mr. W. D. Valentine, father of tin*
deceased, tin hoys and Mrs. Carl
Proctor, a sister, went to Grand
Junction to attend the funeral, t<*
which point tin* body had been sent
for burial.
Further particulars relating to this
sad affair are kicking and impossible
to obtain before going to press.
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! SLIMMER GOODS PRICES
| SMASHEH TO BITS! ii
: Summer Goods must be closed out before inventory. ; j
; White Shirt Waists and White Skirts are now selling [
| at ONE-THIRD off regular selling price. We have 1!
% other great bargains but are so busy with inventory
• that we have not time to change prices. Ask for \ \
I what you want and the price will surprise you.
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| J. W. Hugus & Company.
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• j. (’. Davis. President. V. It. Cai.dwki.l., Vico I’rosldont. J
t A. ('. Mi.i i.. .fusilier. J. W. RinitY, Assistant Cashier. »
j BANK OF MEEKER i
Transacts a General Banking Business. |
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< InU*rest allowed on Time Deposit*. Drafts drawn oil East- »
< -rn (Ml i«*s and Europe. Collections Promptly attended to. »
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• It. OI.m.AND, View l*ros. W. A. Kki.i.kh, J. L. Mcllatton, ]
> K. i:. i -.udii am, Cashier. k L. H. Wamikidok. j
j FIRST NATIONAL BANK, j
J of Meeker, Colorado. j
> Capital $40,000.00. J
I Do<>ri a (4enol*al Hanking Husiness. J
> Dinfts Issued on the Principal Cities of the World. «
> Interest Paid on Time Deposits. We Want Your Business. J
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i la Uf, that many think, it may ect kill dUrotly but vrhrr. long conUnood Bad
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71 .j j as It bee- V » further Bdraneod I* mor* liabto to pror. f»t«L
p : Ijposnl-I BUNSEN’S CATARRH CURE!
; GIVES INSTANT RELIEF
TTo" r iud prcrc. l*.«!f JurtM .Becttro In curing CalßrrbaJ DMfttou. "*»»•*•
'h'/Fever *t4 a WEEK'S 'TntAL WILL OFTEN CURE MILD CASES
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-j 1 AT *l.l. 0000 DBOOdIET*. SOk.
! \c. w. BEGGS SONS <& CO.
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7. CHICAGO, ILLIINOIS
For Sale by Strehlke Bros., Meeker
Furniture for Sale.
Olio cook stove, live joints and one
elbow of pipe, one - wing machine,
one single three quarter iron bed
stead, mattress and springs, I full
Hi zed iron bedstead, mattress and
springs, 1 center table, l baby’s rock
ing chair, 1 large rockingchnir, 2kit
chen chairs, 1 baby’s high chnir, I
washing machine, f wringer. I car
PRICE. FIVE CENTS
pet, size 11x 18, I piece linoleum, <sx‘J,
2 lamps and •< window blinds. All
nearly now. Willard Sykes.
Lost Watch Charm.
A gold watch charm, with T K
engraved on one side. Near Curtis
crock bridge. Finder will he suit
j ably rewarded for returning same to
j tills office or to Thus Kilduff, K—T
I ranch.

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