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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XXXII.— NO. 36. C. C. Parks, President R. Oldi.and, Vice President L. D. Walbhidok, Caabicr a J. Eknmt Oldukii, Assistant Cashier (g DIRECTORS | C. C. Parks, A. Oldland, H. P. Hulett, R. Olrlland, J. R. Rooucy, James Hayes, | L. B. Walbrldjre. | First National Bank | Of MEEKER, COLORADO | Capital and Surplus 980,000 | JK 1 ( Juft General Banking Business. Drafts Issued on the Principal Cities of the World jg J paid on time deposits We want your business r§ 55——5—————— 999999999 —<8>9—— 999999999999 Plonssr Shops Established 1886 jg F. N. JOHANTGEN j j —WORKERS IN— • g WOOD, IRON and STEEL g Practical Horse Shoeing 1 —AGENTS FOR— || Emerson-Brandingham Farm Machinery | Telephone, 2 COLO. P. O. Box 103 Rio Blanco Livery Stable I () Rigs to all parts of the country. Good g Saddle Horses that any one can ride g Hauling done sround town. Hsy hauled § from any ranch to any place in town ® J. C. 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ONE SPOONFUL buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc., as mixed in Adler-i-ka relieved me IN STANTLY.” Because Adler-i-ka flushes the ENTIRE alimentary tract it relieves ANY CASE constipation, soar stomach or gas and prevents appendicitis. It has QUICKEST ac tion of anything we ever sold. Tne Meeker Drug Co. No man is useless while he has a friend.—Stevenson. Inftoninia Indigestion nearly always disturbs the sleep more or less, and is often the cause of insomnia. Eat a light supper with little if any meat, and no milk; also take one of Chamberlain s Tablets immediately after supper.and see if you do not rest much better. Obtainable everywhere. For Rent Rooms furnished for housekeeping. Mrs. T. I>. Rii.ky, m3l-tf Park and 3rd Streets. If you can't get cream you might as well learn to love your sasser of I skim milk.—J. C. Lincoln. MEEKER, COLO.. SATURDAY. APRIL 14. 1917. THE WAR The Nailon Preparing to Do Its Bit—A Big British Victory Nothing startling happened at the national seat of government during the past week, but all departments have been going ahead energetically getting the Nation into a state of preparedness. The outstanding feature of the week lias been the great British vic tory in the Arras region of the western battle front. On this front. General Haig's army pushed the Germans hack five miles on a twelve mile front, capturing between 11,000 and 12,000 prisoners and about 100 big guns. The coinming summer will see the last stage of the great war. ♦ The President’s War Message From every part of the nation, comes approval of President Wilson’s message to Congress, asking that a state of war he declared between this country and Germany. The most notable endorsements come from Former Presidents Roose velt and Taft. The latter pronounces it a great historical state document in the following words: - “The President's message is an ad mirable setting fortii of the causes that must lead the United States into a declaration of war. It is a great iiistorical state paper. Its approval of universal compulsory service and of a close practical alliance witii England, France and Russia in over coming Prussian militarism shows the President’s determination that the country when in war shall wage it effectively. “The entente allies are now fight ing our battles as well as tiie battles of the world progress and we should be recreant to every principle of honor and decency if we do not sub scribe to the President’s policy in a Arm union in this war with France, England, Russia, Italy and their allies.” Former President Roosevelt, in discussing the message, character izes it as a great state paper in the following language: “The President’s message is a great state paper, which will rank in his tory among the great papers of which Americans in future years will be proud. It now rests with the peo ple of the country to see that we put in practice the policy the President lias outlined and that we strike hard, as soon and as effectively as possible in aggressive war against the gov ernment of Germany.” At a time when Taft and Roosevelt, former presidents of the republic, although different from President Wilson in politics and many of his policies, tlius come to his support witii broad and patriotic statements, the solidarity of the mass of the peo ple is assured for the enforcement of the rights of our citizens and the en tire national spirit for those vigorous measures worthy the dignity of our country and our loyalty to the flag. A Washington dispathh says: “Attorney General Gregory issued a characteristic pronunciamento that German subjects have nothing to fear if they obey the laws and ‘keep their mouths shut.’ ” German philosphy Is | thing. We have long been of that opinion and have thought that some time we would dip into it and see which way it led. But there is no further need of investigation. The German chancellor has illustrated it for our edification. “Germany," he announces, “will continue her pro gram of undersea warfare without modification, and if the United States regards this a cause of war the responsibility will not rest with Germany.” A charming philosophy, in truth. Germany may kill our men, women and children at will, but if we take offense, that’s our fault! What a jolly point of view!—Weld, County News. The Swiss cheese makers have i coine to the front witii an offer of aid in the preparedness program. They will make the holes in whicli our safety first pacifists will hide until things quiet down. Weld County News. Oftentimes the thing which may seem to be a calamity may later turn out to be a piece of good fortune. — Anon. A well bred man seldom loafs in busy places, says P. A., the philoso pher of the Weld County News. STAND BY THIS EMBLEM Some Plain Truths The able and brilliant Senator Williams of Mississippi, in replying to Senator La Follette, said, among other things: “The senator from Wisconsin la bored to establish an identity of pur pose and action in the violations of our neutral rights by Great Britain and Germany. He proved he did not know the difference between a prize court and a torpedo. Great Britain has drowned none of our citizens. “I am little tired of utterances like that of the senator from Wisconsin denouncing the entente allies. He en deavors to twist the British lion's tail. Demagogues have been doing that ever since the revolution, but It is a matter of history that most of the people of Knglaud were against the war on the colonies. “Which would you rather do, light Germany now with France and Great Britain and Russia or fight tier alone later? You’ve got to do one or the other. I tell you if Germany does win that fight on the continent of Europe, she will begin building and getting ready to whip us unless the English fleet prevents it.” Referring to the Wisconsin sena tor's statement that the United States has nothing to lose no matter which side wins the war, Senator Williams said: '“Let’s see; have we no honor, no regard for the future sovereignty of our country, no regard for our flag? Ia sentiment rot; is patriotism rot; is there nothing precious except money? “I’m getting tired of this talk that this is a Wall street war. That’s a lie. Wall street did not sink the Lusitania, the Arabic, the Sussex, and those other ships. I’m tired of lies like that and I think it is the duty of the American congress and people to brand them as lies." Senator Hardwick of Georgia said the war resolution must pass “not because the American people or con gress desire war, but because it is an imperative necessity.’’ “The people want peace, but not at expense of national honor or national safety,” he said. Other senators, regardless of party, both from the north, south, east and west, spoke along similar lines. The Right Stuff Anxious to fight, but fearing that that his age would prove a bar to his enlistment for service, Thomas J. Walker, 4401 McPherson avenue, St. Louis, has written to Major General George Barnett, commandant of the United States Marine corps. Walker wrote: “I am sixty-one years old, healthy, active, temperate and reliable. I wish to offer my ser vices in some capacity—shore, river, deep sea or otherwise.” The recent rush in recruiting has brought many odd types of both sexes to the Marine corps recruiting stations. Like Walker, many have expressed a willingness to “do their bit” wherever duty calls, whether it be “shore, river, deep sea or other wise.” A Patriotic and Sensible German The editor of the Colorado Herold. Denver, urges German-Americans to stand by the coAitry of their adop tion. The editorial reads in part: “The die is cast, and we of.German descent rejoice that we are privileged tD live in a land worth defending, a land worth giving up life and fortune to maintain its domain against any foreign invasion. We urge our fellow citizens, as we have done in the past, to stand by our country and our flag.” Don’t neglect your eyes. See S. R. Berger, the popular optician, who will be at the Meeker Hotel for 2 days, April 19 20, Thursday and Fri day. Children’s eyes examined free. Through the Royal Gorge, a chap ter from Rev. David M. Steele’s new book, “Going Abroad Overland,” lias been published in a beautiful illus trated leaflet by the Denver A Rio Graude. Dr. Steele graphically de scribes the wonders of the natural scenery thereabouts, and pays a splendid tribute to the pathfinders who blazed out this trail —the scouts, reconnoiterers, surveyors and con struction gangs who gave this rail road being, and the men who today make the wheels go round. Too many people get into an argu ment who have nothing to say.— —Chicago Daily News. i T Iris Coats For Spring ! Are the Best Coat Models creat- < > ed this Season. The styles are in [ every way correct; the materials i the best obtainable. The work- ( j manship and fit is in every way up to the highest standard. | Priced Moderately ] ; $lO.OO to $20.00 : J. W. HUGUS & CO. The Quality Store | SPRING REQUIREMENTS | Let Us Have Your Order For I California Special John Deere j I Sulky Plows Stag Plows I Gang Plows Two-way Plows I Two-way Plows Manure Spreaders I Disc Plows. | Schuttler Wagons | Osborne Disc Harrows I Osborne Peg Harrows ; I; Hoosier Disc Drills j j A. 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