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ElUbll*b»d August IS, I*B6. JAMBS LYTTLB. Editor S Publisher. SATURDAY. MARCH 5». 1 «d. KnUrad In Ibe Meeker. Cola., postofllce «• second-class null mutter. Carpentera are all busy. Good sign. . Horses are In demand locally and otherwise. With the coming of spring the lo cal real erffcate market looks pr6mU l** Guy Stealey spread his John Han opck on the Meeker register Thurs **T- - A very pretty Easter display deco rates a window ot Strehlke’H drug store. We are glad to see Qeorge Henry again on our streets after a serious illness. L W. and Mrs. Ward left for Den ver Monday, where they will tarry for a Week or so. The High School Athletic Associa tion are arranging to give a dance on Friday night, April 10th. From present indications there will be plenty of brick for building purposes the coming summer. General storms prevailed through out the country east of the main range the latter part of last. week. When good houses, are built the town is on the boom and when they are not built the town is on the bum. A bunch of live men quit at the asphaltum works Monday. They claim the work was too strenuous for the pay. Sunday and Monday being beauti ful, warm, sunshiny days, our bali toasers, old and young, were out in force, practicing. Over two feet of show fell at Colo rado Springs last Thursday the heaviest slnoe 1874. Here wo had our usual sunshine. A large double door has been cut in the east side of the Meeker Mer cantile company’s store building, leading to the meat market. D. L. Bills Jr., of Meeker, Colo., arrived lu town Wednesday and is at present employed on the editorial staff of the Standard.-Allntah (Utah) Standard. Mr. Denver F. Buttles and Miss Emma C. Grindstaff were married by Bev. Willbanks at the home of the groom's parents last Monday. The young people have the best wishes of their many friends. A St. Patrick's day party from the , lower White, composed of Misses Ethel Caldwell, Bettie Mathes and Pearl Ankeny and Messrs. David Glllis and J. R. Mathes, took in the doings in honor of the Emerald saint Dr. Taylor, our popular dentist, has purchased the three lots on Sixth street north of the Critchlow resi dence, and will commence the erec ( tion of a handsome bungalow on the same as soon as the material can be assembled. Frank Esrge, the capable field sup erintendent of the Smith ranch, ex \ changed greetings with town friends . Monday. Frank said the day was , good for plowing operations but he had done that last fall, so now he has to await seeding time. Ideal White river spring weather .Bunday, Monday and Tuesday, but just ordinary “back East” grade— as that usually furnished by Weather Forecaster Moore, of Wash ington, D. C., prevailed Wednesday and Thursday. Sunshine yesterday and more coming. A. C. Ellison received word Sun day that B. M. Vaughan, of New York, who owned considerable prop erty in this county and at one time resided here, was dead. Many friends in this valley received the news of Mr. Vaughan's death with genuine regret. He was a gentleman in sense of the word. (hie of our most successful stock men reports that he will have com paratively no loss this winter, which good fortune he attributes to the fact that he provides for every winter as though it was going to be a bad one. with the result that he always has ' plenty of feed on hand. He likewise provides shelter for his stock. Pete Baker came in from the pe trol! thic mines at Thirteen-mile last Monday. Mr. Baker reports the ■now three feet deep out there and the work of road building difficult and expenaive, but the company Which is endeavoring to open up the land asphaltum is pushing ahead despite difficulties and expenses. Rube Ball, who has been con fined to his room most of the time Since bis recent return from Denver, left tor the capital city again last Sunday and was operated on again At 8t Luke’s hospital Mr. Ball tima accompanied to Denver by Mr. Lige Salmon. Ah Mr. Rail's condi tion was quite serious Mrs. Ball was telegraped for Monday night and left for Denver Tuesday looming. The latest reports from Denver are to the effect that Mr. Hal! is getting along as well as could be expected. J. H. Coltliarp iias spent several days here in the interest of the Ool tharp Bros, store, formerly known ns the Fruita Mercantile. Tin; store is now fitted up with a fine stock of goods and under the management of George Fiiiicuin with Mr. and Mrs. Win. Koehler as assistants.—Vernal Express Dragon Correspondent. * Mrs. Bfcrt Rink, of Buford, visited tow’n friends tills week. Mrs. Rink reports about four feet of snow on the level at Windermere lodge, but plenty of feed and shelter for the stock, which are looking fine; in fact, Windermere will have hay to carry over. The Emerald OH company of Ver nal has completed well number two, which proyes to be a dandy, and the drill is now pounding on number three. Theso people are doing tilings and aaying little.—Vernal Express. Henry B. ami John Murray were town visitors Thursday. Mr. Henry Murray is one of our rising young stockmen, who believes —and acts ac cordingly—in providing both feed and shelter for his cuttle. At tiie teachers’ examination held by County Superintendent Riland Thursday ami Friday Mrs. R. H. Garrison amt Misses Alwilda E. Thomas, Elsie Wear mid Louise Hay were in attendance. After spending the greater part of the winter at his old home at Mount Grove, Mo., William Howard is with his White river friends once more., Mrs. McMillan, wrho has been ill most of the time atop© last fall, is now able to be out and. take a walk every good -day. Albert Ri Roney, of Philadelphia, is autographed at the Meeker. Mr. Roney is looking after the Vaughan estate. » Jim Hayes qbserved St, Patrick's day by dropping iu and paying his respects to Thb Hkkald force. Several.yaluabie horses have died of pneumonia in this vicinity lately. A. H. Adams rode in Sunday from his surveying camp in Routt county. Dan Taylor swapped weather stor ies with the town folk Monday. J. S. Sullivan looked in on the city people Monday. » Vickery, the popular Midland man, registered at the Meeker Wednesday. The Big Beaver boys registered at the Meeker Sunday. OBITUARY. Gray On Sunday. March 7, 1909, James Gray died at the, residence of George Baxter, on Piceance creek. Mr. Gray had only been sick a short time but a complication of a se vere attack of the grip and lung trou ble was too much for him at his age, and after suffering about ten days lie passed away very peacefully. His children had been notified but only one was at-his bedside at death. The other two, George Gray and Mrs. Maggie Crews, from Nebraska, were Unable to reach his bedside before death had takpn their father away. Mr. Gray Wrh born in Conitah, Ire land, 78 years ago and emigrated to America when about 20 years old. He settled in Kansas and was the second sheriff of Marshall county, in the early '7os. He married there and was the fattier of nine children, four'of whom survive him—Michael, George and Mrs. Maggie Crews ar riving here in time to see their father laid away. James t Gray came to Colorado 18 years ago and at that time resided with P. li. Case and tho Dudley’s. He built., as a remembrance to us nil and a monument to his memory, the Piceance school house, which is a specimen of the skill ho possessed ns a moulder of rock. He was a life long Democrat and was christened by the Democrats of the neighbor hood “The Warhorse of Democracy.” The funeral was attended by a very large turnout, as every one in the neighborhood had known Mr. Gray for years, attesting thereby to the respect and esteem which they had always held for hi in. St. James Church. The Rev. Mr. Dennis has been compelled to postpone his Routt county trip on account of the bad roads. The usual services will there fore be held in the church Sunday. Charles Duffy was in from his ranch yesterday and in an interview with the reporter stated that the horses in his part of the country had wintered in pretty fair shape on the range. The winter lias been so long that most of the cattlemen are ex pecting a heavy loss before green grass comes, even cattle feed grounds not being in very good shape, —Craig Courier. R. H. Taylor, dentist, Meeker. Dope for the Prairie Dogs. Tiie following formula is used ex tensively with excellent results. Tin poison may be made in any quantity desired, the only requirement being that tiie ingredients be used in t ie proportion giveji: Strychnia so I fate. I 1-2 ounei * Potassium cyanide I ounce Oil of anise 1 teaspoonful Syrup 1 quart Wheat 1 bush -1 Dissolve tiie strychnia sulfate in three-fourths of a pint of wa ter. Dissolve tin l potassium ill tin* mixing vessel a4id add the potassium ayanide. Stir thoroughly. Then pour in the solution of strychnia sulfate, stirring meanwhile. Add the oi! of anise. The poisons will not dissolve together, and when they are mixed tiie cyanide tends to make the strychnine go to the bottom. This makes it necessary to keep tiie mix ture thoroughly stirred before pour ing it ovei* tiie wheat. The wheat should lie put iu a tight vessel of some kind and tiie mix' d poisons potlred over it. Stir the wheat thoroughly till every grain is well moistened. Then sprinkle in very slowly a pound or two of fine corn meal, stirring the wheat at t in same time, so that each kernel re ceives a light coating. Only sulli cient meal should bo used to exactly take up the extra moisture. The kind of syrup used is imma terial. Its chief office is to make the poison stick to the wheat, ft may he sugar syrup, sorghum or mo lasses. To apply the poison, select a warm, bright day after a storm or cold spell, because the dogs come out at these times and are hungry. Tho poison is most effective if taken fresh, for the cyanide tends to evaporate and much of the strychnine will be lost in a storm. The wheat can be most readily handled in an old pail and distrib uted with an old spoon. Scatter about» teaspoonful In and around the mouth of each hole that ’is occu pied by dogs. To aid in tiie work and prevent the pmission of holes, the ground may be marked off in strips or blocks by the use of sticks with pieces of muslin tied to them for markers. above amount of poison will bo sufficient for a thousand -or twelve hundred holes. It Ims been esti mated that there are about twenty five holes to the acre on the average, and sometimes tho number runs to one hundred. Tiie poison, estimated on tiffs basis, will be Hqfllcient for from twenty to forty acroi? It will pot be possible lo kill all the dogs at one application, and the ground should bo gone over again in about two weeks. When the breeding season begins ill the spring, the dogs tend to con gregate in centers, and may be killed with more poison or by fumigation with pintsch oil. Tho poisons used here are among the most powerful known to man kind, and every precaution possible should bo taken to prevent poisoning to either man or beast. None but old vessels, wbicii may be destroyed or kept for this use alone, should be employed. On the other hand, 'there is much needless fear on the pnrt of many people who are unfamiliar with this kind of work. Tiie cases of poisoning on record are exceedingly rare. No cases have been reported of injury to stock grazing in tho fields where tiie dogs were being poi soned, nor of injury to human beings while doing the work. Still, the ut most care must be used, for the sub stances are deadly in nature.—S. Arthur Johnson, Associate Professor of Entomology, Colorado Agricul tural College, Fort Collins. OVERALLS | LEViSitißAiJssr&co |, .Siffipppifae i sco /to\ /t Price’s lV Ji Ciwm H9L Mm am |A f-oWderAg ™ A pure grape cream of H 9 e tartar powder. Its fame H| iswoHd=wide. No alum, Q mm no phosphatic acid. ms §gH There is never a ques- HI tarn tion as to the absolute H purity and healthful on ness of the food it raises. 'na bIHMBIBK SPECIAL RATES VIA MIDLAND. Account the opening of the base- i ball season on April Ist, when tho Grand Junction baseball team cross bats with tiie Chicago White Sox j team, one of the strongest aggroga- 1 tions of bail players in the United States, tiie Colorado Midland will j make a special rat© of one fare fori the round trip go Grand Junction j and return. , Tills is the first opportunity tho i people of •the Western Slope have! .ever had of witnessing a game with | players of such note and will proba- i bly be tiie last, time tiie famous . White Sox will play in western Colo- ; rado. For further information enquire of ; local agent of the Midland or write! R. E. Vickery, Grand Junction, ; Colo. The reason many people never have cougfts is be cause they have learned to use Lungaline at the first symptoms. NOTICE OF TOWN ELECTION. Notice I.i hereby given that the nnmml municipal election for the Town of Meeker, Colombo, will be held on Tuesday, the tith l day of April, A. I). IM», for the purpose of, electing the following town officers, to-wlt: • hie Mayor, to serve one years. Three Trustees, each to serve two years. " The board of registration will meet on Tuesday. March S 5»». lum, and again oil Mon day. April 5, ItSOO, as by law provided. Place of registration and o leer lon—County,< Court House. T. 1». SCOTT, (Town Seal] Town Recorder. Meeker, Colorado/March 5, !!»«>. < First pub March 0, Inst April :t, uiOt). | GOOD BEER [ Sell lit;: Budweispr Silver State Keg Beer Zangs j Meeker Hotel Bar f Edison Photographs j f \ , (Jold Moulded Records and ' ' all phonograph supplies at j - .t-n catalog prices. \'-f' D E SHANKLAND ; d Agent for Rio Rlanco Co i. Meeker, Colo. Subscribe for The Herald. Your Choice of 1 Cooper or Weber Wagons Direct purchase from the factory by the carload enables us to quote the following low prices: • 5)1-4 Cooper Mountain Wagon, complete, $ll6 31-4 Weber Mountain Wagon, complete, $ll5 31-2 Weber “ “ 1»> » “ “ ‘ “ 105 1 3.4 “ “ “ - “ 76 The Weber Wagon is manufactured by The International Harvester Co. of America and is a first class wagon in every respect, with several late im provements. that the trade appreciates. They are strictly - guaranteed and every defective part will be replaced with new. Please examine these wag ons before buying. WS can save you money. A. OLDLAND & CO.. Have your harness repaired and oiled. Hart-ke & Sheets will do the work. Money to Loan. Unlimited money to loan oil farm security. Low interest. For partic ulars apply to F. E. Sheridan, (tf) EASY TO MIX THIS. What, will appear very interesting to many people here is the article ta ken from a New York daily paper, giving a simple prescription which is I said to be a positive remedy for ! backache or kidney or bladder de ! rangement. if taken before the stage of Bright's disease: Fluid Extract Dandelion, .one-half Jounce; Compound Kargon, one j ounce; Compund Syr u p Sarsapa j rilla, three ounces. Shake well iu a i bottle and take in teaspoonful doses after each meal and again at bed j time. * A well-known druggist' here at ! home, when asked regarding this ! prescription, stated that the ingredi- I ent.s are all harmless, and can by ob j tallied at a small cost from any good i prescription, pharmacy, or the mix- I ture would be put up if asked to do j so. He further stated that while this prescription is often prescribed J in rheumatic afflictions with splendid i results, he could see no reason why it ! would not, be a splendid remedy for ! kidney and urinary troubles and | backache, as it has a peculiar action j upon tiie kidney structure, cleansing I these most important organs and j helping them to sift and filter from the blood the foul acids and waste matter which cause sickness and suf fering. Those of our readers who suffer can make no mistake in giving it. a trial. Will cure your cold BROMO- FEBRIN while you sleep. It. H. Taylor* dentist. Meeker. It. HARPER. Cattle branded same ns (nit. Horse brand same meat rood and Joseph- STOCK BRANDB* L. B. WALBKIDGR. ''‘'A*'. Cattle branded a* an lunp*. Lime Kiln Hill THE BAER BROB.LAND A CATTLE CO. w as»j m Catile branded on left aide name as cut Also own cattle l>rande^^__ HP! K-O POL^BI n same a* cut. Range Rio Ulanoo county. P O id RUTH C. BARTLETT. Cattle branded same as O' cut. EMr marks “*® d: crop on right car. under* i< , H slope on left; also under §£* Mia hack on each ear. Younir »t‘*©k Hw latter, ffil Winter range, tower T White river. Summer range, lower White river and Marvlne creek. , w , p o address Box 825, Meeker, Colo. J L MoHATTON. . in Cattle branded same a £ cut on left side. Some VLHMMHfiHBK cattle branded Bar loft side and Seven on lefi hip. Horse brand Bar-t on thigh. Kangt Coal Creek bHSIn and fl* Vicinity. F<l Moekoi Colorado. JOHN P SYKES dMr / Cattle branded same as cut on left Bide. Ear mark, underslope and ■BWEFCfiF overbit left ear. MgfaMajjpfilMF Ran |e| Sulphur and I>- r PO Meeker, Colorado • Own brand W - 3 and 'xvcw?* C : cattle carrying same. Also own cattle carrying the following ■■■■< IBS9B ' L. P. CRAIO. Cattle branded saute as cut on leftside. Al so run cattle branded Range, Upper White. P O address, Meeker W B HAMPER. 1 Cattle branded same ns cut on left side. Ear marks, square crop on right and underslope on left. Alsoowncattle branded T L- and 4-N ■■l Horses branded same as cut on left shoulder. Range, north side ol White river and vlelnltv. P O Meeker. J. P. NIELSON. Cattle branded ot lefi side. brandun same on shoulder Range, upper White rlv er between North Elk creek and Dry creek. P O Meeker. R£C RUSSELL. Cattle branded same as cut on leR or right aides. Ear marks—up per hit both ears. Horse iBHCaWB brand same as cut. Range-Head of Mtl- Mi ,er creek and Lime Kiln Hill. P O Meeker. J. P. BCHEKMERHORN. . Cattle branded same cut on right side or hip rafiffw’.iiraaiS Range, government | 1,1 fou'l and bead of Pice I’ostofflce address Rio Blanco. Colo. -T H WARREN. Jx , wr. Cattle branded same as Vs'. Horses same . Range Mtl|er creek and upper Whlto river. ' Fostoiflce address Meeker Colo. D D TAYLOR.. branded same as j Horse brand same. ? J R» n «v Flag creek and J government road. I ’ostoffice^ addreM H. 8. HARP. Cattle and ■■■■■ horses. AlsoJUwHvß own following brands: JSSHann S 8 Range, Nine Mile Hill UiSflilß K=S3 and foul Creek. P O Meeker.