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KitftbllduKl August 10, IMHO. JAMES LYTTLE. Editor * Publisher. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, IW7. Entered In the Meeker, Colo., poatofßoe as ■econd-class mall matter. Bt James Ladies’ Guild will meet next Thursday, September 12th, at Mrs. Ford barn's. F. P. Caldwell of White River, has bought the W. D. Valentine ranch at the head of Strawberry. The warm spell set in again Tues day. And was off again Wednesday night when a heavy rain fell. The county commissioners met dur ing the week as a board of equalisa tion, but there was nothing doing. Mr and Mrs. Moulton went out, Sunday, in one of the Harp “red devils,” en route to Denver, where two or three weeks will bo spent. Messrs Fred Riley and Gus Mer ritt received a flue J. I. C. traction engine this week. It is designed for field work and lighter hauling than the heavy Avery the boys now own. Leonard S. Kngstrand of this coun ty, was granted a divorce from his wife, Anna Pearl Engstrand, by Judge Shervin in the county court on Friday, August 80th. The parties were married May 16, 1006. Under the management of George W. Smith, the Hayden Republican has been enlarged and greatly im proved. Now let the people of that progressive community show their appreciation of Mr. Smith’s efforts. There are some blessings in being off a railroad after all, not the least being exempt from traveling shows. The Hotchkf -g Times states that two shows of more or less (principally less) merit, carried out of that town five hundred dollars last week. Cashier Fordham of the First Na tional, stepped into a water trench in rear of the bank Tuesday evening, and sprained one of his ankles so badly that he has been confined to his home since. In the meantime, L. B. Walbrldge is acting as cashier. The Craig Courier announces that Pinobot's department has made due apology to Hon. Archie McLachlan and that gentleman will be allowed to pay for the timber he had out on government land, and have intimated thstbeshall have all the timber he needs in the future. A copy of tlie Klinath Falls, Ore., Evening Herald, received some days ago by Treasurer John Watson, from our old friend J. V. Houston, would indicate that Jack is fast roachlng the point where he can endow col leges, Rive away libraries, or run for United States senator from Oregon. “Pardner Jack 1” Rev. Mr. Walder left for Grand Junction Monday to attend the con ference of the Methodist church, held at that place this week. Mr. Walder will return to Meeker about next Wednesday, for his family, and will stay long enough to bid farewell to his many friends in this section be fore departing for his new field of labor. Sheriff Ellison, accompanied by D. W. Black and tiie latter’s fine pack of dogs, started for North Elk creek Saturday, where a strenuous effort will be made to rid that region of a band of mountain lions which has lately killed several of Mr. Ellison’s Harold wood colts. If Al and Daws and bunch of dogs ever get close enough to any members of the mon ster feline tribe it will be all off with the latter* W. D. Simms purchased tho Mrs. Ella Watson property, at the south east corner of Market aud Fourth streets, last' Week. The purchase consists of a substantial large four room residence and three good lots. Now, of course, everybody wants to know why a young bachelor like Will wants so much house and real estate, but that's another story—the basis of an item later on. Go to Will for supplementary details; don’t de pend on Claude Wilson, Johnny Mar shall and The Herald for details. Go to Will for the minor facts in the case. There has been a good deal of kick during the past year or so in this sec tion over the high price of lumber. In so far as the imported article is concerned, a circular now before us from the Lumbermans Joint Freight Rate Committee of the Allied Pacific Coast Lumber Manufacturers’ asso ciations, it appears that excessive freight charges are largely respon sible for the high price of lumber. This circular says the lumbermen will welcome the proposed investi gation of the alleged lumber trust Another raise in freight rates is an nounced by the railroads to go into effect October Ist COMING AND GOING. J H Beard is in from the Nevada gold camps. Mr and Mrs L P Craig were city visitors Bunday. D I> Ferguson of Thornburg, visited the county seat Wednesday. Mr and Mrs J P Neilsen and the children, were town visitors Thurs day. Mrs T H lies aud the boys are again in residence in their town home. Martin Paulson was a passenger on the outgoing stage, Thursday, bound for Goldfield. Harrold McCanna lias gone out to Denver to resume his studies nl tho East Denver high school. Mr and Mrs “Jack” Ledbetter came in tliis week—on a visit to Mrs Ijod better’s mother, Mrs Beard. . Mrs Fordham and son Ernest spent most of last week at Buford, the guests of Mrs John W C Shepherd. E D Priest from Schnectady, N V, is registered at the Meeker hotel. Daws Black will pilot him into sl»e hills. George Simons of Boulder, who has been visiting Mr and Mrs W S Si mons, for a week past, left for homo Monday. Willard Sykes and family are book ed to leave on Tuesday for Aztec, N M, where a visit will be made to Mrs Sykes’ folks. Alfred aud Frank Johnson and Bert Salter, of tho Park, spent Monday in town aud joined the boys here in a bit of base ball practice. Emmett Williams left this week for Kansas City, and before return ing to Meeker will visit relatives in the vicinity of that burg. After leaving the family at Meeker, where the children will attend school the coming school year, B Rector re turned to Rangely yesterday. Mr and Mrs J W Rector and the children were up from Rangely this week, and later left for Hamilton to visit Mr and Mrs Art McNew. John Baldwin returned to town yesterday after several weeks spent at Axial doing the painting and oil work on the new lies ranch residence. Mr and Mrs Robert Stewart of Bu ford, were the guests of Mrs AC Elli son in town Monday and Tuesday, Mr Stewart is running the Ellison ranch on upper White this season and wil| harvest a big crop of oats, which are now ready for cutting. Mr A L Durham aud son Harry came over from their Routt county ranch Tuesday. Harry departed next day for Boulder, where lie will enter the state university for the four-year university course, taking am his specialty, mechanical engineering. John P Schermerhorn, tho Rio Blanco raiser of blooded cattle win* in town Wednesday, showing C A Seaman, a Sedgwick, Kas, banker the sights. Messrs Schermerhorn and Seaman had been up tho river on a three weeks fishing trip. Most of the Reuben Oldlatul family will be in Boulder during the coming school year. Mrs Oldland and Miss Carrie departed for the university town Sunday, and the boys, Ernest, Gerald and Walter left on Wednes day morning. Miss Carrie and the boys will enter the state university. Dr French returned to his own be loved White river Saturday, looking as fine and fat as a “show steer.” The doctor brushed up with the big medical and surgical guns of the East; took part in several notable surgical operations, and hud a good time besides. Dr Bert Dolpli, who is now estab lished in a fine dental practice in Denver (with offices at 728 Sixteenth street), sends his regards to all White river friends. When Bert wrote he was about to depart, accompanied by his father, for Atlantic coast points on a six weeks trip. His wife and mother had preceded him to Atlantic City. Fred aud Mrs Ouimetcamcin Mon day from Marble, where Mr Ouiraet has been acting as chief machinest in the erection of tho immense power plant for tho Yule Mnrble company. Fred will remain on White river lohg enough to harvest ids crop, after which lie will return to the Crystal river town to help in a further en largement of Colorado's great marble plant. Messrs H P Hulett and J M Hulett came in from tho ranch Friday but only tarried in town a couple of days. The Hulett and Torrenco company got up its first cutting of hay in fine condition this season. In fact, Mr Hulett, senior, reports that he never witnessed better haying weather in the basin than the present season. When wo were having constant rains here it was dry and sunshiny in the Axial region. The stork left a fine baby girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. “Billy” Simpson, Thursday. IN MEMORIAM. Pollard—David P. Pollard was ac cidently killed in Ids coal mine at Meeker, Friday, August 30, 11107, aged M years, 1 month and 17 days. As announced in last week’s H i:k ald, Mr. Pollard was killed by an empty coal car, which hud broke loose from its cable and descending to the bottom of the incline, where it struck him with such force that he met with instant death. Deceased was born in Pennsylvania July 18, 1853, but came West when a young man. He farmed in the plains country east of Denver until lie came to Rio Blanco county about fourteen yeanfago, and continued in this busi ness until he went into the coal trade in Meeker, in wldch he was most successful. Deceased leaves a wife and *ix children to mourn the loss of a loved one three daughters, Mrs. John Johnson, Mrs. J. B. Rector and Miss Flossie Pollard, and three sons, Frank, Harry and John. The funeral services were held at St. James church Tuesday afternoon, by Rev. Dennis, and a large con course of relatives aud friends fol lowed the remains to their resting place in Highland cemetery. The widow and children of de ceased have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement. ♦ - ■ Johnny, Don’t Forget Your Books! School opened Tuesday with the following corps of teachers : First grade—Mrs King. Second and third—Miss Leming. Fourth—Miss Wear. Fiftli —Miss Cook. Sixtii —Miss Morris. Seven tii and eighth—Miss Elm I mud. Tiie grade principal lias not yet been elected. Professor J. C. Freedle has been elected principal of the high school, and will be in Meeker next week to assume his duties. In the meantime Miss Whitmore will have ciiargo of high school. St. James Ladies’ Guild. Tiie members of St. James’ Guild met on Thursday, September 6th, at the residence of Mrs. Dennis. Tiie first business was the election of officers for the ensuing year. Mrs. Fordham was elected president; Mrs. Sprod vice president; Mrs. James Lyttle, secretary; Mrs. Rigby, trea surer. Thanks were tendered the outgoing officers for their hard, good work. Rev. and Mrs. Dennis talked to tiie Guild of new work which had been successful in other places. After business came the enjoyable cup of tea. Services at St. James Church. Services at St. James church on Sunday as follows: Holy Communion at 7.80 a. in. Sunday school at 10.00 a. in. Morning prayer at 11.00 a. in. Evensong at 7.30 p. m. Morning sermon, “Tho Parable of the Sower.” Evening sermon, “ A Labor Day' Thought." Two Deliveries Per Day. All orders for morning delivery must be received before 9a. in., and all orders for afternoon delivery be fore 3 p. in. The Meeker Mercantile Co. W. E. Saltmarsh, who was tendered the appointment of fire chief by the town council positively declined to accept the same. He says if a fire breaks out lie is ready to help his friends out, if his services are needed, hut he thinks the younger men should put their shoulders to the wheel. The merchants and property owners are the ones who should take an in terest in the matter, but the way it looks they dont. Some* seem afraid they might soil their clothes or get wet. Wake up somebody before it Is too late. The compauy must be formed and drilled. As it is, hardly a man in town knows one end of the hose from tho other, or one nozzle from the other. Why not put Toni mie Cassidy in charge? Mr. W. R. Pruitt, who represents the Spaulding Vehicle Manufactu- Ing Company of lowa, lias been a busy man about town during the week. Mr. Pruitt is a Very popular man and well known through tiie valley. Lots of Moekerites buy bug gies from hint just, for sociability while listening to his interesting sto ries of tiie road. The Sheridan A Van Cleave steam plowing machine arrived last Satur day afternoon, and is now giving suc cessful demonstrations of its useful ness on the Sheridan mesa ranch east of town. Owing to the absence of members, the Modern Woodmen’s social, sot for next Saturday evening, bus been postponed untill a later date. Simp Harp made tiie round trip to Rifle one day this week in ten hours. This Is going some—in the mud. Subscribe for The Herald. Don’t forget the dates of the Mesa County fair, September 24, 25, 2*! and 27th. This year the fair will have more attractions than ever before. • The weather was a shade warmer during the past week. Tho Aspen Democrat reports that ('. M. Collins (well known on Pice nnce creek ) met with a had accident last Wednesday when a wagon load ed with logs tipped over witli him, pinning Mr. Collins under the logs. The injured man was taken to the Aspen hospital as soon as possible, where lie received proper treatment. Fair Fruit Crop. A Grand Junction payer says: “Thu fruit crop this year at Grand Junction is proving to he twice what it was first predicted. Growers that estimated their crop at 100 boxes are now buying boxes by the thousand and will harvest nearly 7"> per cent of a crop. Thisliniiouncoinent means that the fruit exhibits at the Mesa county fair this year Will 4-0111)80 past seasons both in quality and quantity.” Court Notice. Notice is hereby given that tho September Term of tiie District Court in and for Rio Blanco county lias been postponed until December 2nd, 1907, at 10 a. m. R. Oldland, Clerk. By W. S. Simons, Deputy. ISKOMO-FICHKIX wille tire your cold while you sleep. At Strohlko Bros’ City Drugstore. “Some day” says the Boston Tran script, “ the little heir to the Krupp millions will hi) a big gun.” For a while however, lie will he n small bore. Fine Sunday dinners at I hr Meeker hotel. (sXlX§XS®®(S)®@<^^ I Pure Bred Bulls. ; ! S 1 REGISTERED SHORTHORN $ 1 AND HEREFORD BULLS f pj for sale, at my barn. T |j Meeker. All fresh and <3> ready for service. S & Call and see them. ® (•} ® a “■ (3) & Also Ijnve a few fine Grade a ® Bulls at tin* low price of $lO ® I vncli. H. S. HAltl*. J; \ H. A. Wildhack, ] X i J NOTARY PUBLIC and ! J CONVEYANCER} 4 » 4 Attend to Pre-emption Hint Desert! 4 Land minus, take and acknowledge I 4 annual or llnal proofs on Desert! 4 claims os well as Pre-emptions, tnstt- ! 4 tute contests, etc. Necessary blanks! 4 on hand. :: :: :: ! 4 ! T. HAMLIN, Practical Plumber and Fitter. Jobbing Promptly Attended to. Estimates on all Classes of Work. ALL WORK GUARANTEED P O Box 25 - - Meeker 4 £JR. HORACE McCANNA \ 4 ! 4 ! J DENTIST ; 4 l 4 ! ! OFFICE- Sheridan Residence. ! WE WANT YOUR WEDDING PRESENT BUSINESS And are very certain we can plcnse you thoroughly. :: :: Your trade is desired by us fyr anything in the way of presents. It will bo to our mutual Interest for you to order from us, and wo ask your consideration of the advantages of buying from us. First, A largo aud well-selected stock to choose from, at prices that cannot bo equalled for fair ness. Socotid, We always buy for cash, and selling only for cash, save you all the extra expenses iucidutit to and necessary for a credit system. :: :: :: :: Then again, we offer you the benefit of our 28 years experience in conducting uti exclusive jewel ry business. Write to us. A. J. STARK & CO Jewelers and Silversmiths, 709-711 16th St., Denver. STOCK BHA.3VTDS. 1.. 11. WALRHIDOK. tut TUE BAKU BROS. LAND & CATTLE CO. Cattle branded on left shin Kilim- ns cut Al.-o own iniiti'l. •! lj|| ' I | /Bf K- O POL E3 Horse branded mS raWfrFTn *■* mum-as cut. Range 11 to dn-stTSlftcki-r Colo. J It A J O NIMKIUI’K. branded same ns on h-fl Unugft. North Fork of Ml! White river. Post ojlli-t- nddn-sH, W, W Colo. II UTI I C. BARTLETT. Cattle branded same as cut. Kar marks lifted: .Top on riuby ar. umler slnpftoii Inn k on Young Stock K 1 ■! Winter range, lower White lower White and Mar vine creek. P O address Ilox 325, Meeker, Colo. M. L. SANDY. Cattle branded on left side. Additional brands IBEBI fiefl A No horses Ml '"''l euttlo. IQSejH ni'prrlHHH White, principally on south side of river. P O Meeker. TIIK WHITE lIIVEH CATTLE & INVEST MENT COMPANY. . Cattle branded same as wfw eiit on l ight side. Also 7 E L on b-l't Il 'iKft briuid Kotin- ii- Itmige. upper White, range, MB Angora. 1* O Box 122 Meeker, herd, manager. . u * Also own stock branded | .. u. M. .VAUOHAN. All young stock branded linage between North Elk Creek and South Fork of White river. I* O address : AC Kill son, Meeker, Colorado. !> D TAYLOIt. Cattle branded twine as cut on left side. 5 Horse brand same. J Itunge Flag creek and government Postolllee address Mocker Colo. Attention, Stockmen! Wo have always on hand some of tin) highest elhssof Registered .Shorthorn Butts In the United States; also Grades front our choicest bulls, ns well as Pure Bred Berkshire hogs. We Invite Inspection and comparison. THE IMP) LIVE STOCK AND LAHO CO. ilitytlen, Colorado. Call at the MEEKER HOTEL Bar For Good Beer. Budweizor Schlitz Silver State Zangs Keg Beer. Money to Loan. Unlimited money to loan on farm security. Low interest. For partic ulars apply to F. K. Sheridan. (If) Take BROMO-FEBRIN for your cold. At Strohlko Bros. Accord ing- to the Colliers Weekly, Mr. Fairbanks is our vice-of-decep tion president. The mail who loves himself, is gen erally in love with a fool. Family Sunday dinners at the Meeker hotel. run PURIT Y - Burnett;:- Vanilla j Has never been questioned by any Pure Food Commisstftn BEST BY TEST Joseph Burnett Co., Boston. Mas*- JOHN 1* HYKEB Cattle branded Maine as cut on loft uide. Kar mark, undent lope, and overbit left ear. Barge, Hulohur aiul ti- UMHV mile hill. I* O Meeker, Colorado - F Own brand W- 3 and • cattle carrying name. Also own cattle carrying tho following H. H. HARP. Cattle and horses. own following bruode: nSI SB Range, Nine Mile Hill VU9UIH ami Coal Creek. PO Meeker. J L MoIIATTON. Cattle branded same a* cut on left Bide. Some cattle branded Bur l«ft aide and Seven on left hip. Horae brand Bar-1 on Range Coal Creek basin and al" vicinity. P O Mcckoi Colorado. L. P. CRAIG. Cattle branded uame an cut on leftside. Al- H “ run cattle H|fejn| V I <>n Range, Upper White. Hi PO address. Meeker J. P. SCHERMERHORN. 2F** Cattle branded sanio as cut on right side or hip iliHlßlti&iH Bhn g e, government and head of Pice mice creek. i IX Post office address lllunco, Colo. T II WARREN. Cattle branded name iik ( .„t. Horses mime - Bunge Miller creek and upper White river. Postolllee address Meeker Colo. W B HAMPER. 1 Cattle branded sumo ns cut on left side. Ear nmrkH, M|iinre crop on right and iinderslope <m left. Alsoowucattle IHB| branded TL- and 4-N ■■■ Horses branded same as cut on left shoulder, nffnrwa Range, north side of White river and vicinity. P o Meeker. J. P. NIELSON. tWI Cattle branded on left side. branded smile on ItHUge, upper White rtv er North creek and Dry creek. P O Meeker. U C RUMSELL. Cattle branded same ns cut on left or right sides. marks—up per bit both ears. Horse aHara §» il HH brand same ns cut. Range—Head of Mll ler creek and Lime Kiln Hill. L L DEVLIN. dtoM Cattle branded same ns cut <m right or left hip or anv part mill. llorsc brand Mime on left Range, Miller creek and upper White. $5 Reward, per head, for return of my stock to mo at Meeker. Cattle and horse stock branded snm Smile cattle branded Q B Yg Also one roan mare branded fs| M Isaac Collier, Meeker. Tho dry hind farm is putting all critics <»f the dry laud methods on tho run. Last week 3 1-2 acres of wheat, says tho Mancos Tribune, grown on the experimental farm was threshed and made 192 1-2 bushels of good sound wheat or exactly 55 bush els to tho acre. After the grain was th resiled the ground was measured and was found to lack seven rods of containing tiie 3 1-2 acres. This wheat, was planted last fall and was harrowed seven times to keep tiie top soil loose and the snow and tho sun and the showers did the rest. The Meeker hotel makes a specialty of Sunday dinners for families. If “tiie first shall ho last, and tiie last shall be first,” wo wonder where the “middle-man” will get in line? An “atheist” is a man who is not acquainted with himself. For Thin , Poor Blood You can trust a medicine tested 60 years! S’ :.' years of experience, th i that! Experience with . Sar saparilla; Ihc t >.t:- paril!a; the S i ti e doctors en-Joi - * d, weak nun . i.. tint ci. U..- ' .... iIM 1.1*31 V ■' TT- - -• /\ - 4. .hi ■ u. I .