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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XXIII.—NO. 12. Wealthy Philanthropist Heals Chicago’s Poor City is Excited Over the Remarkable Cures / of a Mysterious Man Whose Excen trlcites are Startling. Strange Stories are Told of Quiet Stranger Who Distributes Great Quantities of Food and Clothing Clothing and Cures Disease Without Pay. Chicago, Oct at, 1907. —Bpeoial.— The people of tills city are greatly excited over a number of remarkable cures which have been effected by a wealthy philanthropist by the name of Cooper. His headquarters at the Public Drug Store is besieged with crowds of men and women eager to lie cured of their ills. Cooper is a quiet, gentlemanly per son, with the appearance of a stu dent, rather than a business man. He is apparently about thirty-one or two years of age. He first came into pub lic notice by his philanthropic work among the poor. The large fort une he possesses has made it possible for him to distribute many wagon loads of food and clothing among those in , indigent circumstances since his ar rival in Chicago. The first that was known of Coop er’s power over disease was when Mr. John Stauber, of 1607 Broadway, Cin cinnati, Ohio, who was in this city on business, Declared that Cooper, the philanthropist, was the same person who saved his life lost March after he had been given up to die by his physicians.. Mr. Stauber stated that last March the doctors had told i him lie would not live until May, ns : he was in a terrible condition;, every one said he had consumption; he Imd i a nasty cough, with frequent huin- i orrhages, dizzy spells, and was so < weak that the least exertion or ex citement would completely prostrate i him; there were severe pains in the stomach and back, and his kidneys were in bad condition. “After-my phyoiciauo.guve.me up*.” ■aid Mr. Stauber, “Mr. Cooper henrd of my case and called to see me. He : v left a peculiar medicine which I be gan taking and T immediately began : to improve. My cough stopped, my stomach no longer distressed me, tmd my kidneys were in perfect eondi- i tion. I gained seventeen pounds in seven weeks, and to-day I am as well 1 as I ever was in my life.” A few days after this Mr. RrL. 1 Sldwell, a justice of the peace living i at 8822 Dearborn street, reported that Cooper had cured him of a severe : case of stomach trouble with a few 1 doses of his peculiar medicine. • His trouble had been of long stand ing and he had tried many different ; doctors and medicines without re lief. From the first dose of Cooper’s : medicine lie began to improve, and is ; to-day in apparently apparently per- : feet health. < This was followed by the still more 1 remarkable cure of Mr. Thomas Web- i ster, employed at the Omaha Pack ing company, and living at 5210 South 1 Morgan street. Mr. Webster had ] suffered for years with pain in his stomach, dizziness, palpitation of 1 heart, backache, and all other trou- 1 bles. He came to Cooper’s head- i quarters and displayed an enormous tapeworm, which be said had passed < from his system after he had taken a ; few doses of the Cooper medicine, i Mr. Webster said all his suffering 1 had left him as if by magic and he 1 felt like a new being. 1 The report of these remarkable < cures flew through the city like wild Are, and the Public Drug Store, where 1 Cooper is making his headquarters, 1 is besieged by people suffering from ' ail manner of ailments. FOR THE MEN ! I v i We have just received our fall lines of underwear, shirts, gloves and mitts, mackinaw clothing, e.tc., etc. While the market is higher on nearly all these lines we have marked them at tin* old prices. It will pay you to select what you want while our stock is complete, ns later on It will be hard to get what we want. We have a great lino of winter goods, which wo are anxious to show you, and we are sure we have something you want. Come in and see us. A. Oldland & Company. Tlio physicians of the city are amazed at the work he is doing, and have tried to shake the wonderful influence he has over the people, even going so far as to threaten pros ecution, but as he' does not accept any money for his services and does not give out any medicine himself, they have been powerless to Inter fere. Cooper created considerable amuse ment at the expense of the doctors by asking them why they did not write their prescriptions in English so their patients would know what they were taking. .Since the interest lias become so widespread that Cooper cannot meet the people personally, lie is receiving an enormous mail and keeps a large force of stenographers employed In answering it. In the meantime stories of marvelous cures continue to pour in. Mrs. O. Fry, living at IX2 Oak street, had suffered agony for months from rheumatism. In telling about her case she said: “I have had rheumatism for over nine years. Ft has been getting worse every year until I have been almost a cripple from it for the past past eighteen months. I have been unable to write for over three years, as the knuckles of my hands were so swollen I could not close my fingers enough to write. Every joint in my body was in the same shape, swollen and intensely painful. The suffering has been too great to describe. I ImvQ seen a doctor every week for ten months and have tried in every way to got wojl. week 1 came here and bought some of the Cooper medicines. I was told to come back in case I did not improve. I havo come back any way Just to express my thankfulness. “You see my hands. The swelling has almost, gone. So has the pain. If you will lend ine a pencil I will show you that I can write.” Mrs. Frye hero took a pencil and used it reapily. “I told a neighbor who lias rheumatism about it, and she said ‘maybe it isn’t the medicine; maybe it’s something else.’ I told hor that until I knew what the something else was I should keep on taking the medicine and I advised her -to do likewise.” Cooper claims to havo received the forinulnr of the medicines lie is using from an aged priest in a sleepy Span ish town in old Mexico. The Mexi cans believed that holy water or some supernatural element entered into their composition. Cooper receiver an enormous daily mail. Letters are coining from every part of the state asking for advico. The philanthropist reads every let ter carefully, and replies to each one advising the remedy which is appli cable to each individual case. While his remarkable cures are the chief topic of conversation, many stories are heard on the streets and in business places of his goodness to the poor. His gifts of food, money and clothing have relieved a great, amount of distress and have greatly endeared him to the people. He Is beginning to show the great strain lie has been under the past two weeks, and It is understood that ho will remain here only one more week. MEEKER, COLO., SATUfI&AY, OCTOBER 20. 1907. Foxy Ford. K Another one of Contractor Fold’s! * cute tricks was discovered this week, and the importance of it will be more f fully realized when it comes to mak ing final payment on the contract. For some time it Imd been impossi ble to get anything like normal pres , sure in town unless everyone of the * blow-offs were closed, and as there was an apparent shortage of water an investigation of the main line was finally deemed necessary. Marshal Montgomery suspected that the cut olf valve at Ad Smith’s place, some three miles up the river, was not as * it should be Judging from the sound issuing from it as the water passed through. Clay broke the lock to the box covering the valve and discov * ered that the opening was two-thirds | closed. He at opened it up to 1 its limit, and the difference it inacto ( was at once Apparent. According to the contract a thirty t day test of the line was to be made , by the town, and the thirty days , have long sinco expired. With only . a partial pressure on the mains the work of stopping the leaks has kept . from one to three men busy for over -two months past, and now that full . pressure is oil the chances for getting , the line in good running order before ■ cold weather sets in is not very promising, as innumerable new leaks , are daily showing up. Death of Mrs. Mitchell. After an illness of over four weeks i Emma Alice Mitchell, beloved wife 1 of Lewis E. Mitchell, succumbed to 1 1 that dread malady, typhoid fever, on Saturday, the 19th Inst,, at the age of 1 26 years, 0 months and 19 days. j Deceased was born in Kansas, and 1 came to Meeker with her husband 1 some four years ago, and besides hus- j band leaves a daughter and son, aged « and 4 years respectively, to mourn | her untimely end. j The funeral took place on Monday 1 from the M. E. church, Rev. E. L. Coudray oil!elating, and the pall- j bearers were Edgar Cole, William | Greene, George Lester, J. E. Rooney, ] T. B. Scott and Ed. Wolcott. In the cortege were a number of Odd Fel lows and Modern Woodmen, of which , orders Mr. Mitchell is a member, and r this group was in charge of A. C. Ellison. Interment was in Highland * cemetery, with H. E* Holloway as 1 ’ funeral director. 1 1 White River Items. Mrs. Keigan and daughters went to j Meoker Sunday. ( Roy Walters took the Rangely mail < up last Sat urday. f Game Warden Purington went * dow*n the river Saturday. Mrs E J Wilson spent Friday with Mrs Caldwell and family. Tuesday the Rector thresher was 1 working at W B Hamper’s. « t John Story was at White River Tuesday on his way to Meeker. Colonel Parker came over from the round-up to spend Sunday with home folks. Messrs Whiting and Trachta were ( passengers on Saturday’s stage bound f for Meeker. , Mr and Mrs Lytle and daughter spent Friday evening with Mesdames Shepard and Parker. * The Rector threshing machine , threshed for John Ford at the Old- t land ranch Friday and Saturday. j H (5 Kersey and Ernest Caldwell were up from the survey camp Sun day. They will camp near the Imes ranch this week. Mrs. Z I* Matties came down from ‘ Meeker Monday, bringing Mrs Grant 1 Purcellwith her. The two will visit 1 lower White river. * Z P Mathes brought a fine bunch £ of cattle down the river Friday. Zack says he has good papers to go with them. That sounds good for * the cattlemen of White river. ► Messrs Purdy and Knapp, of * Rangely, went to Meeker Monday after lumber for the oil buildings. This doesn’tlook as if work in the oil field had been susgended. 1 Mrs CP Hawley started for Rifle r Tuesday, faking Mr and Mrs Bell * and family that far on their way 1 home. They had been visiting their ‘ sister, Mrs. Hawley, for some time, and they expected to get to Cripple 1 Creek by the 25th. ' Why the Home Paper Should be Supported. Its columns are always open to speak and give publicity to anything, c either movement or enterprise, which a will benefit, the community. There is no man who contributes l Apore for the publicfwelfaro, free, than (■be editor of the home paper. ( mnu is more willing to spend , flls time and his money either direct , If or indirectly upon any thing of good ®Mui the home editor. ■ i TI u resources of the community , Ad tin* surrounding country are told , Ad told again. > l Tht ‘ ilome paper rallies at all times . A the support of the community , when attacked from the outside. I AT he home paper keeps you in touch . tilth your neighbors and the outside , triprld and furnishes an indissoluble , ltlak with distant friends. I ; It is most charitable toward your fallings and short comings and indul , gsnt to your virtues. „Your community is judged by your , home papers and if you support them , liberally with advertising and en ,, qQprageinent, you naturaliset a bet tor paper, and these papers toll your neighbors and the outside world bet tor than any other method where you are at. They are always loyal to home and never resort to outside advertising until compelled to do so by the par simonious attitude of home mer chants. Its columns are particularly valu able to outside merchants who are reaching all the time for the trade whicii rightfully and under fair con ditions belongs to you. If you lose this trade, it will partly be because you allow it to slip away by not continually calling the atten tion of the readers of the home paper to the fact that you are still in busi ness and have goods for sale. You may think that you can bolster up your business by your personal friends and your own boosting, but the papers will carry your ad to thou sands of readers with little money and little effort on your part Many a community has lost the trade of contiguous territory, because it refused to advertise in the papers which circulate in that territory. These are truths which should be pasted in the hat or impressed upon the mind of every business man in Meeker. Teachers in Demand. ' The University News-Letter says: The supply of teachers in Colorado has hardly equalled the demand in the pa# ■titntlftflffnHfc S unSWfttTWr ptwpirfe 4 students for the profession cannot furnish saffleient graduates to All the vacant positions. It is only the in flux of people from eastern universi ties that sustains the size of our teaching force. The University of Colorado has placed every efficient graduate of its department of educa tion. There is an especial need of men. A Good Time Coming Up. Guild of St. James church will give a supper, followed by a Hallow’een entertainment, at Odd Fellows’ hall Thursday, October 31st. Gaines, ghosts, mysteries and sup per, all for a moderate price. An irreverent Washington corres pondent observes, “if you could dig long canals with presidential 1 speeches, that Lakes-to-Gulf water- ' way might soon be a reality.” It is said that Mr. Roosevelt’s forthcoming message to congress will be “extremely long.” Well, it takes a lot of space to touch up everything 1 frow nature faking to not mention- | mg the tariff. Two Good Moves. The county commissioners of Rio Blanco county have ordered that no one shall run traction engines over any public bridges in that coudty without first planking the same, so that no damago shall bp done. A good idea for other counties to follow 1 suit. | The Rio Blanco county coinmis- , sioners have appropriated $l5O to as sist in advertising their county. An- ' other good idea.—Yainpa Leader. Thanksgiving—Then and Now. Of all the monthly talks that Dr. Edward Everett Halo has given tho 1 readers of Woman’s Home Compan ion, none have been more delightful than that in the November issue on “Thanksgiving Then and Now.” With his wonderful power of reinin- I iscencing, Dr. Hale talks, rather 1 writes, to his readers on the earliest t New England Thanksgivings in their I Puritanic setting, and then of our 1 latter-day celebrations, still strong 1 of the old-time flavor yet pregnant < with possibilities in which twentieth century steam cars and motors play a large part. No one could have written so delightful a Thanksgiving ■ homily but Dr. Hale. i [ Economical Facts! | l “Clothes to be made right, must be made to order.” We are do -1 ing the biggest “made to measure” clothes business in the county, but it doesn’t come to us by chance. It is became we have con clusively demonstrated— -Ist—That we give you the value. 1 2nd —That we give you tho style. 3rd—That we fit you exactly right. For the Fail and Winter we offer you even better values than heretofore in our Famous Men’s suits or overcoats, “made to your measure.” We guarantee to fit you. ■ ■ ■ ~" 111 ■■ _ - J. W. Fhigns .& Company. ’3 J. C. Davis, Pruxldunt. V. B. Caldwell, Vice President. I « A. C. Moulton, Cashier. J. W. lUobt, Assistant Cashier. fa | BANK OF MEEKER | ! • ■ Transacts a General Banking Business. ) < I i Interest allowed on Time Deposits. Drafts drawn on East- \ J ern Cities and Europe. Collections Promptly attended to. » « » * CORRESPONDENTS: * 1 Denver—First National Bank* Ilawllns—First National Bank. ! 1 Omaha United (Stales National Bank. New York— t g National Bank of Commerce. Kaunas City— , I National Rank of Commerce. Halt Lake » I City Commercial National Bank. » fc***»*«»»»•»»»»*»»*»»•»»4 p> w VWVVWW**** •*«««*«• V*V>***« | OFFICERS: DIRECTORS: I C. C. Parks, K. Oldland, i t U. C. Parks, President. J. 11. Divekaux, J. E. Roonkt, ' | It. Oldland, Vice Pres. W. A. Kklleh, J. L. McHatton, [ E. B. Fobdham, Cashier. L. B. Walbhidoe. i 5 ; | FIRST NATIONAL BANK, I of Meeker, Colorado. | Capital $40,000.00. \ Does a General Banking Business. \ 1 Drafts Issued on the Principal Cities of the World. < l Interest Paid on Time Deposits. We Want Your Business. kaasaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasaaasaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai GOOD THINGS j In Everything Along the Line of j General Merchandise. ] ■■■■ ■ i GET OUR PRICES. j - 1 THE MEEKER MERCANTILE COMPANY. j L*a*a*a**aaaaaa*aa*a**aaaaa**a***aa**a*aaaaa«a***«AJ There Is more catarrh In this section of the country than all other diseases put to gether, and until the last few yours was supposed to be Incurable. For a (treat many years doctors pronounced It a local disease and prescribed local remedies, nnd by constantly failing to cure with local treatment, pronounced It Incurable. Hol ence has proven catarrh to Ik» a constitu tional disease and therefore requires con stitutional treatment. Hall’s Catarrh Cun manufactured by F. J.'Cheney A Co., To ledo, Ohio, Is the only constitutional cun on the market. It is taken Internally In doses from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. They offer one hundred dol lars for any case It fells ro cure. Head for circulars and testimonials. Address: r.J. CHRNKY A CO., Toledo, Ohio. Hold by druggists, 7Rc. Take Hall’s Family Pills for constipation. Administrator’s Notice. Estate of William H. Bruner deceased. Tho undersigned, having been appointed Administrator of tho estate of William H. Bruner, late of the county of Bio Blanco, In tho state of Colorado, deceased, horoby gives notice that he will appear before the County Court of said Bio Blanco county, at the court house In Mc-ker, In said county, nt the Boptember term, Muff, on tho last Monday In November next, at which time all persons having claims against said es tate are notified and requested to attend for the purpose of having the same adjusted. All persons Indebted to said estate are re quested to make immediate payment to the undersigned. Dated at Meeker, Colo., this IHth day of October, A. D. 14W7. 11. A. Wiuhiack, 010-n0 Administrator. Selling Out. Having returnee! from California for the purpose of disposing of my remaining property Interests here, I am now ready to sell cattle, horses, household effects, etc., at figures and terms to suit purchasers. I wish to dispose of all property and settle up everything here as soon as possible. J. P. Sykes. The best of all remedies for a cold BROMO- FEBRIN at Strehlke Bros. Drug store. PRICE, FIVE CENTS ; t»B PURITY <* Burnett’s Vanilla has nsvsr fffcstf questioned by oily Pure Food CommlMtofl BEST BY TEST Joseph Burnett Co* Boston. Mom* r PUBLIC NOTICE. To Whom it May Concern: Public notice is hereby given that the copartnership of David Smith and Theodore D. Riley, under the firm name and style of “David Smith A C 0.,” is this day dissolved, by mutual consent. David Smith will collect all ac counts and moneys due said firm, and will pay all outstanding indebt edness. All persons knowing themselves to be indebted to said firm, will please make prompt remittance. Dated at Meeker, Colo., this 7th day of October, A. D., 1907. David Smith, Theodore D. Riliy. Rye and inalt are still going up, while highballs are still going down.