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THE MEEKER HERALD.
|§KoL. XXIX.—NO.^J. ■ OFFICERS: DIRECTORS: < B C. C. PAKKI. R. OLOIiAKD, I B c. C. Pabm, President. A. Oldlasd, J. E. Boo*by. J ft. OnoLAVD, Vie* Prea. H. P. Huutt, Jamb* Hath, • J L B. WALMiDoa, I'Aihler. L. B. Wauibidob. j ! FIRST NATIONAL BANK, I I OF MEEKER, COLO. J | Capital and Surplus $50,000. J l « • Does ft Oeaerftl Banking Business. * $ Draft* Issued on tb* Principal cities of th* World. * lnterest Paid on Time Deposits. We Went Your Business. < P. N. JOHANTGEN Horse Shoeing WORKERS IST Wood, Iron and Steel Established 1886 Meeker, Colo Phone 2 P. O. Box 103 John J. Bowen GENERAL BLACKSMITHING Horseshoeing a Specialty To do your work right your tools must be right; bring them to Bowen; he will make them right SHOP, BEVENTH ST, between Maiu and Park, MEEKER, COLO Harvesting Machinery ’ All standard makes. Prices as low as the lowest Farm Wagons—The Best Made. Rond Wagons. Buggies. A Full Line of Horse Furnishings. Builders’ Supplies AND General Hardware Shepherd’s Hardware Store MEEKER, COLO. We Do Everything IN THE LINE OF | Metal and Sheet Iron Work Tin Roofing, Fluming, Gutter ing, Chimney Hoods, etc. Pumps, Wind Mills, Kewanee Water Supply System, Always on Hand We have in our employ a first-class responsible mechanic who will ] make anything you want in the Sheet Metal orTin Line. Call and see us | CHAPIN & JOY MEEKER, COLORADO —a*** l **** l * l — Buy Your Jewelry at Home I will meet the price of any Mail Order House for anything In the jewelry line. Bring in your catalogue or send in your order from any catalogue ROY ROBERTSON Jeweler and Optician COAL Orders taken and collec tions made for BLACK COAL. H. E. Low; Phone, Meeker No. 32. THE MEEKER STUDIO Han just received • new Studio Camera with ft high grade Lens. Come and bare your Portrait taken right. Htamp Pictures taken at the Sjr dozen. I do all kinds of Kodak nlshing and enlarging. Guarantee to please you. VICTOR SLIFKA. Photographer Galvanized Flume Conte loss and lasts longer. Let us tell you about It. HESS FLUME CO Denver or Grand Junction Galvanised chimneys, any sise, made to order, by A. E. Lytle. MEEKER, COLO., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. 1913. The “Jack Hill” Cate The district court room, at the court house, was crowded last Satur day afternoon to hear the case of the People vs “Jack” Hill, (whose other and further name was revealed to be Helen A. Hilsher) who was charged with impersonating a man. In the absence of District Attorney Gentry, Mr. Justice Sanderson was In the dilema of acting as prosecutor me well as having to decide what should be done after all the testimony was heard by him—the defense having engaged every available lawyer in the city. Just why R. L. Chambers, the principal attorney for the defense employed Messrs. W. 8. Mont gomery, J. R. Clark and M. T. Ryan, local attorneys, to assist him, is not very clear, as he conducted the case from his side with apparent marked ability. Mr. Chambers only brought the Meeker attorneys into the case byway of consultations. Justice Sanderson called Victor Slifka, the complainant, as the first witness. He testified that he had his suspicions about “Jack” being a man before and after his sister was mar ried, and a few months ago he was told that “Jack” was a woman. To find out the true state of af fairs he made the complaint. On cross-examination he said he har bored no especial ill will against “Jack,” but on account of his sister he thought the matter deserved in vestigation. Miss Anna Slifka was next called, and the sum and substance of her testimony was that she had been de ceived, and that she did not know that “Jack” was a woman until re cently when the case was brought and then only through hearsay. She declared that she had no ill feelings against her pseudo-husband. The prosecution then rested its case, after which Lawyer Chambers' announced that the defendant ad mitted that she was a woman, and also asked that the records be changed so that the defendant’s proper name appear, namely, Helen A. Hilsher. After this preliminary Miss Hilsher was sworn and ex amined. She gave a brief history of her life, winding up with how she made love to Miss Slifka and sub sequent marriage. - She claim! to have told her sweetheart shortly be fore the wedding that “he” was a woman. She expressed exceeding sorrow over her actions in the matter and would gladly do anything to undo the wrong she had perpetrated upon Miss Slifka—and that “she would never do it again.” Floyd Osborne was the next wit ness. His testimony in the main was that he knew Miss Hilsher for many years past and was aware of her masquerading as a man since leaving Denver. That he had informed Miss Slifka of it before the wedding. Dr. N. P. Jones, a lady physiciau of Denver, claiming to be a foster mother to Miss Hilsher, gave a his tory of the latter from infancy up to the present time. Attorney Chambers made an ap peal for his client’s escapade, in which he did not sanction her course in the least, but he thought there would be nothing gained in the further prosecution of the wayward miss. His plea was a piece of oratory seldom heard in a justice court, as he spoke of all the parties in a gentle manly manner with no effort to bring anyone in disrepute. Justice Sanderson bound Miss Hilsher over to the district court in the sum of $250 cash bond, which was later given by one of Meeker’s prom inent business men. The defendant, her principal attorney and foster mother were soon on an auto headed for Rifle, and the incident is now closed for the present. District court does nqt convene here till the first Tuesday in Septem ber next. Death of Sterling Watkins Sterling Watkins, a young man, aged 16 years, 8 months and 11 days, died at the Pearson hospital last Fri day, after an illness lasting several weeks. Cause of death, peritonitis, brought on by typhoid fever, con tracted in one of the Moffat survey camps. The remains were prepared for shipment by Thomas A Gourley of this place, and were accompanied to deceased’s former home at Vernal by his father, Mr. Arthur Watkins, and Ed Sumner and Frank Smith. Although only a boy in years, de ceased was a splendid specimen of physical manhood, being six feet and about 180 pounds. He was born and raised in Uintah county, Utah. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Millerof Curtis creek, were town visitors Thursday. J. E. Clinard of Buford, spent a few dayß in town this week. [ Wall Street Fighting Currency Bill H--A Washington dispatch Rays: The National City Bank of New York And that influential group of banks Which represent especially the Standard Oil company, and other huge influential interests, is flooding tile country with literature in opposi tion to the administration currency bill. As is well known this new ourrency bill will take the financial Obntrol of the country out of the bands of Wall Street and place it Absolutely in the hands of the gov ernment. Placing the control of the flliances of the country in the hands ot the government where it belongs Is what Wall Street ca'ls placing the control in hands of “the politicians.” Tiie postoffice department is con troled by the government (or poli ticians as they call it), and it is run BfjjLrolutely in the interests of the people, and so will the currency of the country be controlled in the in terest of the people when the cur rency bill becomes a law as it undoubtedly will, and there will be no more panics nor hard times there after. With the exception of the Wall Street group, the other banks of the country are heartily and en thuHiastically in favor of the admin istration currency bill, and the southern and western bankers have so expressed themselves in emphatic terms. Put It Into Beef Why ship grain to market? I» the heading of an article in the Cincin nati Enquirer of recent date, and is mainly directed to the dry-land farmer. But one answer is given: He shouldn't do it. Yet the average western farmer of today fails to do anything else. The gist of the aiticle is that it is decidedly more profitable to feed out the grain to animals on the farm than to ship it. The feeding of farm animals means that 85 to 90 per cent of the fertilizing value of the crops fed can be returned to the land. A table follows showing what 100 pounds of grain, * when fed, will produce, viz: 126 pounds pork; 86 pounds veal; 15 pounds cheese; pounds butter; 20 pounds eggs; 16J£ pounds poultry; pounds beef; 7 pounds muttou. This increase is in thj dress art’ prod act of the animals named. Figure comparative weights of the grain and the weights of the animals with the comparative market prices, and you'll get a line on farm production that will surely increase farm profits. The Herald has noticed of late years the adoption of the above plan by some ranchmen, and in every case it proved profitable. Ranchmen, give this your attention; nothing is more pleasing than to in crease the farm income. St. Janies Church Regular services at St. James church next Sunday. Holy com munion 7.30 a. m. Morning prayer and sermon, “The Vineand the Branches,” 11.00 a. m. Evensong and address, 8.00 p. m. Sunday School, 10.00 a. m. First Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday School every Sun day 10.00 a. m. Preaching, Sunday 11.00 a. m. Preaching, Sunday 7.30 p. m. Prayer meeting, Thursday . 7.30 p. m. Choir rehearsal, Thursday.. 8.00 p. in. Monthly business meetings of the church, Monday after the last Sun day, at 7.80 p. in. McKendrkk DkMottk, M. D., D. D. Pastor. A. L. Gourley, formerly of Grand Junction, is now associated with W. A. Thomas in the undertaking and embalming business. Mr. Gourley is an experienced man in his line. Messrs. J. N. Pierce and J. H. Templeton, two of lower Yampa river’s cattle barons, were auto graphed at the Meeker this week. The Meeker Meat Market under the management of the new proprie tor E. F. Dalton, is growing in popularity. Robert Reigan of Piceance, was at tending to business matters in the city Monday. Mrs. John Smith of Rosedale vis ited town relatives and friends Thursday. Mrs. McWilliams’ classes in danc ing will commence Saturday, Octo ber 4th. Jim Kilduff exchanged greetings with his town friends Thursday. See A. E. Lytle A Son for estimate on irrigation pumping plants. Mrs. C. E. Patton came in from Denver, Thursday evening. Miss Ida Goe is acting as assistant postmaster these days. GORDON /mW MACKINAWS I fISEE Tm\ are cleverly designed, properly 1 ! 1 1 1 A cut, carefully put together and 'll they show it. Only the best wool Mackinaw is employed in their A\ makeup. People who want flu mackinaws these days want Jb J \ something good, the old cum i VjKpEjf JEgjuf jFY/ / bersome, poorly made macki \ V ! Gordon Mackinaw* ft ft j are * n a c^as# ,e * r own 1 i. W. Hugus & Co. GORDON “The Quality Store” *- ■ : rrr. ~ ' ' » Steam Heat :: Baths The Only First-Class Electric Lights Hotel in Rifle Clark’s Winchester AND RIFLE HOTEL Service Unexcelled John W. Chambkrlain Headquarters for White River People Proprietor < V. B. Caldwbll, President. O. A. Sbymoub, Vic* President. ! Z J. A. Km dub, Vic* President. ) j A. C. Movuos, Cashier. J. W. Riobt. Assistant Cashier. » I THE BANK OF MEEKER j • (Co-Partnership) • J Lisbilities of Partners to Depositors Exceeds One Million Dollars. » j $1,000,000.00. | J » « Interest allowed on Time Deposits. Drafts drawn on Eastern cities and Europe. » i Collections promptly attended to. $ « CORRESPONDENTS: J • Denver—United Htates National Hank. Omaha—United states National Bank. * 1 New York—National Bank of Commerce. Rawlins— Kawllns National f | Bank. Balt Lake City—Commercial National Bank. J Awwwwwwwwwvrwwwwwwwwwwvwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwvwwi JUST IN OUR LINE OF Winter Coats, also Sweater Coats for men, women and children Fine Values and Moderate Prices A. OLD LAND & CO. BARGAIN SALE! A numDer of cabins at Miller Creek Saw-Mill, either singly or collectively. DELIVERED AT YOUR RANCH IF DESIRED We Have a Large Stock of Corrugated Iron Galvanized and Painted The White River Lumber Co., Phone, Rio 8 Meeker, Colo We Haven’t Been SERVING THE PUBLIC FOR THIRTY-TWO YEARS Without gaining a pretty intimate knowl- V?' f 'w- edge of your wants, and we are here to serve you in anything pertaining to the Jewelry line. 709-711 16th street, Denver, Colorado Buy your Stove Pipe of A. E. Lytle. | Gasoline engines, pumps and wind- He makes the best pipe. s2B | mills at A. E. Lytle A Son. PRICE, FIVE CENTS