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Established August 15, IMS. JAMES LYTTLE. Editor * Publisher. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 14. 1907. Entered In the Meeker. Colo., postolllee as second-class mall matter. Feeding ban commenced. Get ready to harvest your ice. Cattlemen say that stock never looked better at thia aeaaon of the year. We truat Mr. Taft will be able to get home before hla boo in ia entirely diaaipated. Buchanan, the horseman, ia in and can be acen at the Meeker hotel or Spurlock's barn. On Monday there was born to the wife of Robert Reigan a daughter of the regulation weight. Sheriff Ellison arrested one Sparka Wednesday charged with stealing a rifle from A1 Mitchell. R. R. Liudow has purchased the Bert Rink property just across from the electric light plant. Rev. N. H. Lee came over from Rifle Monday to conduct the quar terly conference of the Methodists at thia point. The Meeker-Rifle road was re ported very dusty and disagreeable last week, but the snows of Saturday and Sunday changed conditions ma terially. We understand that Clark A Kid der have received a big contract of government surveying in the south eastern part of Colorado. Work will begin in spring. Cattle shipments BtiU continue. On Monday Messrs. K iIduff, Craig, Tom linson, Lunney, Crawford and Me- Hatton pulled out for the railroad with marketable beef. Monday night the mercury went down to its lowest thus far thia win ter. It varied from 2to 4 below zsro, and was a gentle reminder that ice making weather ia at hand. Mrs. Ike Collier goes out the com ing week to New Castle on a visit to her mother Mrs. Sherrill. While out she will alo<9 visit her daughter, Mrs. Otto McDaniel, at Los Angeles. Clyde E. Neel was uj> from the lower country Wednesday. He used to run newspapers and he was sur prised to see such an up-to-date plant as The Her ai.d off from a railroad. H. H. Joy, who came to this sec tion from Vermont last spring and who has since been with the Hulett A Torrence outfit, has purchased the Welch town property from Ambrose Oldland. W. A. Keller was in Thursday. Mr. Keller has been somewhat “un der the weather” for the past few weeks as a result of a bad cold con tracted while returning from Kansas City lately. The Buford mail schedule has been changed. It is now more conven-' lent for the contractor as he resides j at this end of the route, for on Sun days lie now stops over in Meeker in stead of Burord as heretofore. Stage leaves here now Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In the county court Monday Ida C. Baldauf was granted a decree of di vorce from her husband Fred Bald auf. There was no contest over the divorce, amt the matter of alimony was amicably settled out of court; that is, the amount was agreed upon aud confirmed by the court. Norman Ewarts came up from Rangely Wednesday, bringing with him his sister Lulu who had met with an aooident Monday whereby she nearly lost an eye. A stick was run into the eye almost gouging the member out. I)r. French attended the injured girl and thinks he will be able to save the eye. Word came from Grand Junction Sunday evening that Dr. McCanna," who had gone there a few weeks ago in the hope of regaing his health, had a relapse and that his condition was critical. Mrs. McCanna and son, Russell left by private conveyance at 11 o'clock for Rifle where they took the morning train for the J unc tion. On Thursday, December 19th, at 11 a. in., the new Bishop-elect of West ern Colorado, the Rev. Edw. J. Knight, will be consecrated in Christ church, Trenton, N. J. The Bishop elect lias expressed a desire that the clergy of his diocese hold services in their respective churches as nearly , as possible at the hour of his conse cration. .Such a service will be held < in St. James church at 10 o'clock j next Thursday morning, a cordial in- ( vitation being extended to all. i Guy Htealey departed for Denver Sunday whore he will enter Denver University for a two or three years’ classical course. Guy will be heard from in due time, as he possesses lit erary leanings of no small calibre, and when the rough becomes a little more polished his pen will become more fluent and versatile than ever. L. S. Hill, who has been in charge of the Meeker Mercantile company’s meat department during the past summer and fall, has resigned his position and on Monday will take charge of the Meeker Market on Main street. The Meeker will be run strictly first-class in every way and will sell for cash. A little more snow the past few days has helped sleighing, and from appearances yesterday there may be some more soon. There was a raise in the temperature, too. J. E Cloutier, who is no stranger to this town, is now in charge of the Meeker hotel barber shop. Mr. Clou tier is a first-class workman. Give him a call. Bert Salter returned from Rifle Friday after helping to take the Har per and Mrs. Margaret Jones beef cattle to the railroad. W. H. Clark returned from Denver Saturday after attending to business matters at the state capital. Ike Collier started out this week to round up his straggling horses on the range. W. G. Warren of Rosedale paid the city a visit Thursday. The Meeker Meat Market will sell Mrs. Joy’s bread, cakes, etc. Fine Sunday dinners at thr Meeker hotel. W. O. W. Supper. The Women of Woodcraft will give a fine oyster supper at I. O. O. F. hall on Saturday, December 21st, to which all are invited. Adults 60c; children under ten 26c. Supper from 6 to 8 p. in. Suit Over a Dead Dog. Some time ago W. H. Miller, the Curtis creek stockman, lost a valu able shepherd dog, and Hugh Owens, manager of the Hnrp-Moulton prop erty at Nine-mile, did the killing. Suit for damages was brought in the oounty court by* Miller, and Owens contested it on the ground that the killing was the result of an accident. The issues were joined and the cause set for trial at 8 o’clock on Monday of this week. Mr. Miller was represented by At torney Martin, while District Attor ney Gentry look'ed after Mr. Owens’ interests. A jury of six good and lawful men was empanelled to try the case. And the lucky ones selected were: R. S. Ball, John Story, Chas. Smith, A. M. Mitchell, J. F. Mellin ger and J. V. Rice. Five witnesses were examined on behalf of the plaintiff, and the de fendant had no other witness than himself. Judge Shervin instructed the jury as to the law in the case, after which the attorneys made mas terly arguments. The case was then turned over to-the tender mercies of the jury, and half an hour later they brought in a verdict awarding Miller $26 damages ami costs of suit. The costs amounted to s<>l.2o, thus mnk ing a total of $80.20 for Owens to pay. A Timely Warning. Last Week Till: II KKADD received a communication from its old friend Parker Lawton who paid this section a visit not many months ago. The subject he calls our attention to is about the contemplated move of in stalling black bass into White river, and from the tenor of his remarks it looks as if we had better go slow ill the matter, as we very much doubt if thete is anyone among us who would relish the idea of exchanging our trout for bass, which it is claimed would be the result in a few years. Herewith we give the letter in full, and the reader can don his thinking cap and investigate for himself: My Dear Janies: I inn In receipt of the ever-welcome Hick ai.i> And must congratulate all sportsmen on the Hplciullri efforts of Itubu Hall and others to perpetuate grand old White river as one of the best trout streams In the , world, but while not an authority In the mnttor would suggest that the contem plated planting of blujk bass should betho cause of gravest apprehension to all trout fishermen. In my experience I have never known this to be done that It did not ultimately leud to tne practical extinction of the trout, particularly If no dams obstruct the free passage of the hass. I truat you will use your best efforts to prevalf upon all Inter ested to give the mutter most coreful and grave consideration, us no doubt much data can he obtained to bear out and confirm my worst fears In the matter.. Hlncerely yours, I. I*. Lawton. New York. Nov. 29, 1107. P. B.—Really, Jimmy, this Is a serious matter. There ought to he ponds enough around to plant the hass In If actually needed. And sometimes I think you Meek erltes need some things much more than bass. Malty and Hack have grubbed along a number of years and were satisfied, or ap parently so, with the splendid cntclies of trout and whltellsh; and men travel hun dreds of miles for trout when hass are at their doors. Regards, etc. I. P. L. IN MEMORIAM. Died —At Grand Junction, Colo., on Wednesday, December 11, 1907, at 5 p. in., Dr. Horace McCanna, aged 89 years. Dr. McCanna was born at Atglen, Pa.; graduated at University of Pennsylvania in 1888; lung trouble brought him to Colorado about seven years ago—too late to be permanently benefited—and has divided his time since then between Meeker and Du rango; finally located at Meeker two years ago. He stood high in his pro fession—dentistry. Deceased was a member of the local Masonic lodge, the Royal Ar canum and the Colorado Alumni As sociation of the University of Penn sylvania. The remains will be taken back to the old Pennsylvania home for burial. “O Paradise, O Paradise, We shall not wait for long ; E'en now the loving ear may catch Faint fragments of thy song; Where loyal hearts aud true Htand ever In the light All rapture, through and through • In God's most holy sight." It is but a few months since Dr. McCanna’s sweet tenor voice sang this beautiful hymn in St. James’ church. Friends listened and won dered if the doctor realized how soon he would be in “that land of perfect rest above.” No obituary can do justice to this good, talented gentleman, whom God has carried “Himself to His ain countree.” There is no doubt in the mind of any one that Dr. McCanna’s reward will be, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Dr. McCanna’s death is felt deeply by this coinmunty, where he was held in the highest respect by all who knew him. The news of his de mise brought tears to many eyes. The tears will dry, but the memory of this good man and his good works will live. It is very sad, and a great, grief to those beloved ones left behind—his brave, devoted wife and two fine hoys, to whom The Herald sends the love and sympathy of all. One of the Kansas City banks, much patronized by cattlemen, sus pended payments last Thursday. We learn that some White river cattle men have money tied up in the con cern. Report shows that the bank lias ample resources and will pay out in full* but It will take some time to realize on gilt-edge securities. The second edition of Rio BlAnco County and its Resources is out. It is a very material change over the first, having been thoroughly revised and views galore added to it. To Mr. H. J. Hay is due the credit of getting out this pamphlet, ami now it behoves our citizens to see to it that they are distributed where they will do the most good. Mrs. L. P. Craig was visiting friends about town this week, and will continue visiting around for a week or two. Her hubby is out with a bunch of cattle, and before he re turns will spend the holidays with a brother in Nebraska. Ad Smith is over on Grand river visiting Ills daughter Mrs. Ed Red path, aud will likely remain there for the winter. Services at St. James Church. Services at St. James church on Sunday as follows: Holy Communion at 7.80 a. in. Morning prayer, litany and sermon at 11.00 a. in. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Evensong and sermon at 7 p. m. — Select Your Christmas Presents Now. Nothing will he more suitable than a Navajo rug or couch cover. See J our nice line of these goods. Haktkk A Sheets. ! Call at the MEEKER HOTEL Bar for Good Beer. Budweizer Schlitz Silver State Zangs Keg Beer. I Pure Bred Bulls. | i REGISTERED SHORTHORN I 1 AND HEREFORD BULLS | ® for sale, at my barn, ® Meeker. All fresh and g S ready for service. % Call and see them. •; * Also have a few fine Grade S ® Bulls at the low price of $4O <•> ffi each. H. S. HARP, fj > l ■ - BHOMO-FEBiIIN will preventa cold coming on. At Strehlke Bros. We go a little out of the way this week to record a victory for the Re publicans in the mayoralty contest In the city of Boston by two thous and votes. This result was the out come of a split in the Democratic ranks on some minor local issues, but a year hence Bryan will sweep the city with the usual rousing majority. Monetary conditions are showing a rapid improvement. The national bank statements which are being published throughout the country this week show unusually large casii reserves on hand; and the increase of money in circulation outside of the treasury is very encouraging. All this tends to restore confidence. New York City had its first sleigh ing December 3d. Meeker had her first snow Saturday, December 7th. In many tilings we have It on New York, not the least of which is im munity from financial panics, plenty to eat. no poor people, nearly 886 days of sunshine every year, and tlje finest Oliinate in the world. * Denver was one of the few great Cities which allowed a clearing house increase last week. This shows that tlie financial stringency has not af fect'd Denver to any great extent. Charley Leckenby of the Steamboat Pilot, says $lO an acre is too much to assess coal, in comparison to other lands, and we quite agree with him. Tiie Republican national conven tion in 1906 will be held June lflth is tiie date. The Courier-Journal and the great Henry Watterson has come out for Bryan. ■ Oscar 11, the venerable and beloved king of Sweden, is dead. James Brennan, an alleged horse and cattle thief, was killed in an en counter with a sheriffs posse near Granite Tuesday. The interstate commerce commis sion has ordered a reduction in ter minal charges from $2 to sl. Reid J. Moore and W. R. Rogers of Lily Park visited the White river metropolis last Friday and Saturday. P. J. Forney has moved up from the White River country and taken the old John Goff place on Sulphur. came in last evening that Hay A Walbrldge received $4.80 at Kansas City. This is good. John Lewis, who represents Uncle Sam at Angora, was a Meeker gueßt Wednesday. Fritz Carstens spread his John Hancock on the Meeker register Sat u rd ay. For Sale. One hundred tons of hay. Will feed same on good feed grounds. In quire at this office. 2t Take BROMO-FEBRIN for your cold. At Strehlke Bros. L. P. CRAIG. Cattle branded same jlfJI ic> run cattle branded i.ange. Upper White. ■ for men who toil I I Copper Riveted Overalls ■ fl the kind that "WEARS" B ■ I cut fuH ■ made B selected §j H denim g|| WRITE TO-DAY For the New STARK Jewelry Book-Christ mas Edition. It is FREE, and a postal will bring it to you. The catalogue is filled with new and serviceable jewelry, and at prices ns low as any one can offer the same grade of goods. The pictures are exact photo graphs from the articles, and all orders by mall are filled with the distinct understanding that they must prove satisfactory In every way, or we will refund the entire amount paid us. :: :: :: :: Can we not have your request for a catalogue, and a trial order based on above guarantee ? A. J. STARK & CO Jewelers and Silversmiths, 709-711 16th St., Denver. Teachers' Examination. Office of Co. Supt. of Schools, Meeker, Colo., Dec. 6, 1907. The regular county examination for Rio Blanco county, will bo held in niy office at the court house in Meek er, Colo., Thursday and Friday Dec. !9 and 20, 1907. The examinations will begin at 9:00 o’clock a. m. each day. Applicants will please notice that the Colorado constitution is one of the required branches. The bur examinations will be held in connection with the regular county examination at the above time and place. C. F. Brown, County Superintendent. \ H. A. Wildhack, | 1 =—=~ * ] NOTARY PUBLIC and , J conveyancer; « » 4 Attend to Pre-emption and Desert » 4 I .and filing*, take and acknowledge! 4 annuul or final proofs on Dc®ert I 4 claims as well a* Pre-emption*. Instl- 5 4 tute contests, etc. Necessary blank* 9 4on hand. :: :: . :: :: $ 4 » Attention, Stockmen! We have always on hand some of the highest class of Registered Hhorthorn Dulls In the United States; also Grades from our choicest bulls, as well as Pure Bred Berkshire hogs. We Invite Inspection and comparison. TIE UMPI IKE STOCK AID HID CO. Hay<len, Colorado. L L DEVLIN. Cattle branded same as cut on right or left hip or any part of anl h in hi. Horse brand same on left Range. Miller creek and upper White. O Meeker. W B HAMPER. BEEiS Cattle branded same as cut on left side. Eat marks, square crop right and -nderslope on left. Alsoowncattle branded T L - »«><* 4--N ■! Horses branded same as ‘‘ ut on *‘>ft shoulder. Range, north side While river and vlclnltv. P O Moeker. - J. P. NIELSON. Cattle branded on left skle. Horses branded same on shoulder Range, upper While rlv- IB| er between North Elk creek and Dry creek. P O Meeker. R O RUSSELL. 81l Cattle branded same as cut on left or right sides. Ear marks—up per hit both ears. Horse BEiB brand same ns cut. ■IM Range—Head of Mil ler creek and Lime Klin Hill. J. P. SCHEKMEUHOKN. Cattle branded same a> cut on right side or hip Hang e. govemmen l r»ad and head of Pice IB anco creek. Postoffice address Kin Blanco. Colo. T H WAHItEN. Cattle branded same as Horses same Range Millercroek and .'j upper White river. • ‘ Post office address Meeker Colo. ONLY NECESSARY TO TREAT THE STOMACH Claim ,of Central Figure in Recent Contro versy Is NoveL The new theory advanced by L. T. Cooper relative to the human stom ach has attracted such widespread Attention that the publlo In cities visited by the young man has been Joined by many phyaldAna In a dis cussion of hla belief* And medicines. Mr. Cooper aays that human health It dependent Almost entirely upon the stomach. He says that no die era® can be conquered without first alleviating all stomach disorders. He further says that most men and wom en of this generatior are half-sick, owing to degenerate stomachs. And lastly, he claims that his New Dis covery medicine will rejuvenate the human stomach in 90 days. Cooper has been traveling from one city to another, conducting In each what he calls .a campaign of education. For the past year he has met the public in'the larger cities of the country, and his success has been phenomenal. Thousands of people have flocked to his headquar ters wherever he has gone, and the sale of his medicine has been beyond anything of the kind ever before witnessed. Poeslbly the most interesting fes ters of the attention this young man has attracted Is what his army of followers, whom he has converted to his beliefs through his medicines, have to say on the subject. The fol lowing statements are from two well known residents of Chicago and Bos ton, respectively, and the enthusiasm of these Is characteristic of Cooper's admirers generally. Mrs. H. B. Mack, of 8101 State street, Chicago, says: 1 have been suffering for IS years from a com bination of stomach troubles, catarrh and constipation. I bad a gnawing pain in the pit of my stomach, a sort STOCK BB AJJP*. L. B. WALBRIDG*. Cattle branded as on cut on Range. Lim« Klin HIU and Miller Creek. P O Meeker THE BAER BROS. LAND 4 CATTLE CO. Cattle branded on left Bide same a* cut Also own cattle brandnj^^^ POL 858 Horse branded B§|ii| n" same as cut. Range Hlo Blanco oounty. P'» »d colo. RUTH C. BARTLETT. Cattle branded same as cut. Ear marks used: crop on right ear. under- slope on left; also under back on each car. Young stock the Winter range, lower White river. Summer range, tower White river and Marvlnc creek. P O address Box 325, Meeker. Colo. M. L. BANDY. Cattle branded on left side Additional brands Also horsesßß and cattle. BftMiliil Range, upperßßßH White, principally on south side of river. P O Meeker. THE WHITE RIVER CATTLE 4 INVEST MENT COMPANY. . Cattle branded same as cut on right side. Also 7 E Lon left side. Horse brand same f|g| cut. Range, upper White. Winter range, vicinity IB -Of Angora. PO Box 122 J w C Hhep herd, manager. Also own stock branded }j B. M. VAUGHAN. Cattle branded as above Also own cattle brand edasfollows: All young stock branded n§gß^| Range between North Elk Creek and South Fork of White river. P O address : A C Bill son, Meeker. Colorado. D D TAYLOR. VWIJV . Cattle branded same as cut on left side. Horse brand same. Range Flag creek and government road. Postofflee address Meeker Colo. H. 8. HARP. MBP Cattle and BHBBB horses. UHB own and runß^Bß following brands; J9SB IBH and Coal Croek. P O Meeker. J L McHATTON. Cattle branded same as cut on left side. Some cattle branded Bar side and Seven on left hip. Horse brand Har-7 • v on left thigh. Range Coal Creek basin and vicinity. P O Meekoi BMUBIBBIBh Colorado. JOHN P SYKES •BW Cattle branded same as cut on left side. Ear mark, underslope and overblt left ear. Sulphur and 9- P O Meeker. Colorado ? Own brand W • 3 and -* cattle carrying same. Also own cattle carrying the following brands: nBBI RB ESS9 of a dull pain that! ecraldaot quite un derstand. Then there wee a dull heed i ache, and my mind seemed to bo i wandering continually. I could not i eat, and what little eolld food I did - eat I could not retain on my stomach. , I tried every renfodyT could think at , and also tried out a number of patent i medicines, but without any apparent result It was through one of my ; frlende that I heard of Cooper's prep i aratlon, and I immediately decided • to try some of it It is two weeks , since I took my first dose of It and > I feel like a new woman. The head ache seems to have disappeared, and i the pain in my stomach along with it The medicine Is worth Its weight i In gold, and I want to thank Mr. Cooper for what he has done for me.'* Mr. Edwin •F. Morse, of 80 Oakley street Dorchester, a suburb of Bos ton, says: “For three years I had not a well day. My stomach was In frightful shape; the mere thought of food would nauseate me, and I really had a horror of anything to eat All solid food would cause me extreme Indigestion, bloating and gas on my stomach, and nothing tasted right Some time ago I got some of this Cooper's medicines, about which there Is so much talk. I actually feel as well and strong as a boy evsr slnoe the first bottle. Every sign of stomach trouble has disappeared, and I have a hearty appetite and eat three square meals; every thing seems to taste good. Anyone who knows what chronic Indigestion Is can appreciate what this means to me. I consider this tiie most remark able medicine I ever beard of.” We sell Mr. Cooper's medicines, and find them to be all he claim* —Strehlke Bros.