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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XXVI!.-—NO. 21. | OFFICERS: DIRECTORS: | » C. C. PAIU, H. Ol OLAID, 4 » o.c.PABU, Prvtldeat. W.A.Kbxuw, J. K. Roombt, J » r. Oldlamo. Vie* Ptm. Elijah Salmon, JammHatm, « | L. B. WA bmidq*. Cashier. LRWalmid®*. J ! FIRST NATIONAL BANK, I • OF MEEKER, COLO. j I Capital and Surplus $50,000. J • Do.. • General Banking Ruiliuu. J > Draft! Issued on the Principal citle! of the World. « } Interut Paid on Time Depoeita. Va Want Your Buaineaa. J Xmas and New Year Excursion Fares VIA THE D. & R. G. RAILROAD “THE SCENIC LINE OF THE WORLD” j ONLY ONE FARE FOR THE ROUND TRIP Between All Stations in Colorado and New Mexico on the Denver & Rio Grande System Also Correspondingly Low Rates to Points Along All Other Lines Tickets on sale December 28rd, 24t, 25th, 80th, 81st and January Ist, between all stations in Colorado and New Mexico; also December 22nd between all points Denver, Colorado Springs, Manltou, Pueblo, Trinidad, Canon City, Salida and Intermediate points, and La Veto, Al amosa, Creede. Antonito, Durango, Dolores, Telluride, Ridgway and intermediate points. With the Final Return Limit on January 3rd, 1912 For rates and further detailed Information, etc., apply to THE RIO GRANDE AGENT FRANK A WADLEIGH, General Passenger Agent DENVER, .COLORADO WHEN IN NEED OF ANYTHING IN THE * * horse furnishing line ♦ Remember the Old Reliable Harneia ami Saddlery Shop j R. HARTKE Hand made and Factory Harness and Saddles. A large Stock ot every line on hand, including Navajo Blankets, Chaps, Etc. REPAIRING PROMPTLY AND NEATLY DONE Bier Block, Meeker, Colorado Midland Midland Route VgjjjjF Route TRAIN No. 106 Denver and Ali Points East LEAVES RIFLE 6 P. M. ARRIVES DENVER 8:20 A. M. Sharing direct connections WITH ALL DIVERGING LINES Carries Pullman Drawing Room Sleeper, Free Reclining Chair Car, Dining Car Service, metis a la carte For further information regarding tickets and reservations, write R. E. VICKERY General Agent, Grand Junction, Colorado. 352 MAIN STREET, PHONE Jet. 110. Reduced Rates for Student* and Teachers, Account Holiday Va cation, via Colorado Midland. To practically all points in Colo rado, one fare for the round trip. ' Tickets to be sold on tbe day school closet and on the following day. Fi nal return limit January 10, 1901. For further information call on R. K. Vickery, General Agent, 852 Maih street, Grand Junction, Colo. Phone Junction 110. Will cure your cold BKOMO-FKIUUN while you sleep. Aud subscribe for The Herald. Hauling and Team Work I ain ready at any time to do all kinds of hauling and team work, such as hauling hay, coal, lumber, kindling wood, etc. Ijeave orders at Sanderson’s store. Frank H. Tatro. Berkshire pigs for sale at the Cross L. ranch. WANTED—SmaII stock ranch anil some feeders; vicinity of Itifle or Meeker; trade flue Denver residence properties for same. Address F. W. Fieseler, owner, 2428 Clarkson street, Denver, Colo. MEEKER, COLO.. SJWURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1011. Taking Notice of Meeker ‘ Judging the by the financial •tM* 1 meets of Meeker's two banka, pst>~ lished last week, that town la o*MVof the most prosperous in the state.w® First National of Meeker baa dapap* ifce aggregating $168,881.19. white statement of the Hugus bank atte%* deposits amounting to $206,808.78 Mid the combined resources of both lfliafti tutions is $474,216.81. Rio Isolated from the rest of the w«ssd insofar as a railroad is conoernirf, and possibly in many respeota tltep are more prosperous because of Mtet fact. In any event it is not a clooh that the banks of Meeker wosld show up better financially with. 8 railroad running Into tbe town tiiey do without modern transporter ion facilitiee. Editors Lyttle and Riland may eullghten us in this 8e«- spect. however.” —Rifle Telegram. •; (For several years past the cote-v inerclal traveling men who cods here have reported that Meekerla tljiA best business town in north westeltij Colorado—and the best for its alae kk the state. These men know. But jo’ answer our esteemed contemporary, the Telegram: Rio Blanco peopta generally would welcome a railroad-* for the reason that in addition |K raising plenty of the finest oatfcle 111 the West, we are now raising mora farm products than can be consumed at home. This season we have large surplus of the finest dry farm land wheat, and getting it to Rifle by wasK on freight takes a good deal of pro fit off. We will also have a good •«* plus of fine oats to ship out. And Mr the further and best of all reasons, with railroad facilities we would be. raising ton ton of grain where we are now raising one. And still another reason, we could ship cattle out in prime condition at any season of the year. Now the long drive to Rifle or. New Castle causes a big shrinkage. So bring on the railroad and .Meeker and Rio Blanco county will continue to grow and prosper; for the reason that we have the laud and the people to make a rich and prosperous county and city—Jamks Lyttle, Editom Hkkai.i>. ] The Hkabld is Indebted (?) to the. eminent law firm of Meesre Defreea*- Buckingham, Ritter, Campbell A Eaton, of Chicago, attorneys for the indicted beef trust barons, “for the opening statement,** in defense of the aforesaid beef barons. In velw of the fact that in the almost twenty-seven years, the editor has lived in this stock raising country, we cannot re call one instance in which the Chi cago beef barons have done anything to help the cattle raisers, we cannot see any good reason for trying to in fluence public opinion in White River valley in their favor at this time. Therefore the defense of Messrs Ar mour, Swift et al is consigned to the waste basket. C. L. Todd has been appointed post master of Rifle for the third succes sive term. Mr Todd is au efficient and popular official. The Democrats elected their state ticket, a representative and two Un ited States senators in Arizona. The Craig Courier also takes notice of Meekers excellent financial show ing. Weather We had some winter weather dur ing the week. About an inch of fell Saturday, followed by a sudden drop in the mercury, going below zero. Cold Sunday and 20 below Sunday night. Cold Monday with mercury about the zero mark. About an inch of snow up to Thursday night when about four or five Inches fell. On Tuesday and Wednesday nights the mercury was below zero. Two more inches of snow Friday afternoon and night. Death of O. M. Hill O. M. Hill, who has been working on the 8. P. Wear ranch in the Park, was fotind dead last Friday night, December 22nd. Strychnine poisoning was cause of death, supposed to be accidental. Deceased was a brother of L. S. Hill and came here from New Castle, Ind. Mr. Hill was about 60 years of age. The funeral was from the un dertaking rooms of Thomas A Setter, Wednesday, December 27th. LOST--Ladies Coat Blue serge, short coat; between Cross-L ranch and Meeker. Finder will please call at Cross-L ranch. Jim Delaney of lewer White, did a little Christmas shopping Saturday. Tom Gentry spent Christmas with the Meeker folks. Taylor’s Bills In the introduction of two bills, Re , preseutative Taylor inaugurated a - campaign he proposes to wage in con , gress this winter for alleviation of the , oppressive conditions imposed upon , settlers under irrigation projects in , Colorado. Taylor proposes that both [ under private as well as government , irrigation undertakings there shall be , sufficient extensiion of time In prov- I ing up to enable settlers to either re main away from holdings pending application of water or to have suf ; fleient opportunity to ward off for feiture.—Hayden Republican. 1 Colonel B. F. Montgomery was an ' arrival in town Wednesday from 1 Meeker. Whenever there's a big ‘ political scrap on over in Denver the l Colonel likes to at least be an on looker, and it wae for that city he ■ was headed.—Rifle Telegram. E i Hay le ao plentiful in Moffat county r that ranchere must create a market by feeding it. Hence several good ti bunches of cattle will bo shipped In '■ from outside the county.— Yampa •Leader. K. (). Wason, who has a homestead J near Meeker, arrived Saturday to t spoml the winter here, working at his i trade as carpenter and painter. Hie family will Join him later.— Oak i Creek Times. : A drove of cattle from Plceance r reached Rifle Wednesday evenelng— ' tlx carloads, aud consigned to Kan j sas City by Bob Relgan.—Rifle Tele gram , 1 Frank Haley has purchased 1,300 i head of yearling steers at El Paso, ■ Texas’ for delivery In Rifle about the , flrst of next May.—Rifle Telegram. ' John and Mre. Williams of the ’• Park, attended to the Christmas ; wants of the little ones Saturday. i Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Holland of I Vlakridgo park finished their holiday t Saturday. I * Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Clark ot Little Ifeaver did their Christmas shop wng Saturday. JZ. P. Mathes autographed at the ' Iwktf TbunrisyamitJ. f : _ ) Moving picture show Thursday, ) Saturday and Sunday nights. | James Wise mingled with the city \ folks Saturday. Notice to Stockmen The Colorado Midland will have extra Pullman and reclining chair car* on train 100 leaving Rifle 6.00 p. m. Sunday January 14th to accom modate passengers going to Denver to attend big stock show. Dont for get the date SUNDAY JANUARY I4tb. Write R. K. Vickery, Gen eral Agent, C. M. Ry Grand Junct ion for Pullman reservations. You will find that druggists every where apeak well ot Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy. They know from long experience in the sale of It that in oases of coughs and colds it can al ways be depended upon, and that it is pleasant and safe to take. For sale by all dealers. Children need love, tenderness and sympathy as much as flowers need air and sunshine. We are now prepared to turn out the finest kind of engraved or em bossed work, at prices even more reasonable than those obtaining in Denver. The styles of engraving are the latest and*most up-to-date, and the workmanship excels that of the large city shop. Come in and let us show you our samples. If you are troubled with chronic constipation, the mild and gentle ef fect of Chamberlain’s Tablets make them especially suited to your case. For sale by all dealers. Young Breeding Boars for Sale Or trade for grain; $10 each. Write or phone (Red 952). P. H. Hanhkx, Powell Park. d-30 If they had had woman’s suffrage in early biblical days, what would have been Solomon's chances? Buff Orphington’s for sale. Pure bred. Call on or address E. O. Lloyd, Meeker, Colorado. BLOODED STOCK (Duroc Jerseys) I have a few choice Gilts for sale at $99.00and up; also a few boars at $16.00 up. Any one wanting fine cockerels I have them —Rhode Island Reds, $1.60; Brown Leghorn .Single Combs, $1.25. John Williams, (dl6) Powell Park. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year To All of Our Friends and Patrons J. W. HUGUS & COMPANY “THE QUALITY STORE” Steam Heat :: Bathi The Only Flrat-Claaa Electric Light. Hotel In Rifle Clark’s Winchester AND RIFLE HOTEL Servloe Unexoelled John W. Chxnb.bi.ain Headquarters for White River People Proprietor I THE BANK OF MEEKER J (Co-Partnership) J Liabilities ol Partner* to Depositor* Exceeds One Million Dollars. J $1,000,000.00. t Inter..! allowed on Tim. Itepn.lt*. Draft, drawn on Ee.tern cltlM and Xnrope. 1 Collection* promptly attended to. j 2 CORRESPONDENTS: | « Denver-United State* National flank. Omaha-United Btatei Natlonal Bank. > • New York—National Bank ot Commerce. R* w bne—Rawllna National 4 Bank. Balt Lake City—Commerelal National Bank. , 1... .—j 119 1 2 The past year has brought to our store many new faces and we trust that none have gone away dissatisfied. To please our old friends and to win many new ones shall be our constant endeavor during 1912. During the coming, as in the past, we shall strive to please our patrons by giving them the very best of merchandise at the lowest possible prices and money back if wanted. With a promise to do all and more for you in 1912 thau we did in 1911 we wish our friends one and all a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR A. OLDLAND & CO. We Haven’t Been SERVING THE PUBLIC FOR THIRTY-TWO YEARS Without gaining a pretty intimate know)- I Q*/ i '-fY edge of your wants, and we are here to serve you in anything pertaining to the Jewelry line. 709-711 16th street, Denver, Colorado PRICE. FIVE CENTS