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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. JHOCIX. —NO. 4. C. C. Parks, President It. Omiland, Vice President L. R. Wai.hhiikie. ('ssblur < J. Kknkht omiukh, Assistant Cashier < IIIKKCTOKS—C. r. Park*. A. Oldland, 11. I*. Hulott, H. Oldland. J. K. Kiniiio)', J«mo* Hayes, L. B. Wain ridge. The First National Bank Of MEEKER, COLORADO Capital and Surplus 970,000 Domm General Ranking Business. Draft* iMued on tbe Principal Wtlianf the World ( Interest paid on time <le|M»<ltH. Wo want your buslncMM. IPO— g®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®® | Auto AccaaaorlM Casolln* and Oils | Overland and Maxwell Cars | • Maxwell Trucks • $ I i H. H. JOY AGENCY | 2 Maakar Hotel Block Meeker. Colorado | t®®®<i<s>®®®®®<sxs:<§*sxsx*®<^^ <l®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®® @xi)®®'Sx¥ r ®®®®<B>® Pioneer Shops Established 1886 ® F. N. JOHANTGEN i WOKKKK IN § Wood, Iron and Steel | Practical Horae Shoeing ;; AGENT FOR— Emerson-Brantingham Farm Machinery | Telephone, 2 MEEK Kit, COLORADO I». O. Box, 10K ® ®®®®®®<BXSX§X*® <§XBXsX?X*XS'<SXS)(B>&X?)@<*X*y®®®®®(*XS)®®<fXS)(f) Cheap prices always mean “cheap goods” § QUALITY at the Right Price and Our § Guarantee that the goods are worth exact- § ly what the buyer pays for them is our § 7l l. ISth Street, Denver, Colo, | fr®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®*®®®®®®®®®®®^ 1918 FORD 1918 1 NOW READY FOR DELIVERY I A car load lust received. Going last. Don’t delay |Hir<*littHiiig | K&MEEKER GARAGE TKaSWL. j f«®®®®®®®®<B>®®®®®®®®®®®® Help Us Move! I I We will give 10 per cent, discount for | Cash on anything in stock while moving. 1 C. T. Gwynne j A®9®®9®®®®®®®®(l)®®®^v^sra)®®®®®®9®®®®®®®r«®®®®®®®®®B®®®®(» (Something You Can’t Afford to Miss | SepL 2nd. DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS in “Double Trouble,” | and a Big Dance after the show. ; Sept. sth. MADAME PETROVA in the “Life Mask.” I Sept. 6th. W. S. HART in the “Narrow Trail.” 2 SepL 7th. MADAME PETROVA in Daughters of Destiny.” f I All these are Special Features and they will be shown for <5 • regular admission, 15 and 15 cents, at • j STAR THEATRE | B®——®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®—®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®® Tli.o 2*£eolcmx JPlxaxxx±*<zy Good Pasture For Sale Running water. Particulars at this office or of J. A. Walker, Little Beaver. tt You can contract cold now as easy as earlier in the season. Check and cure it by using Strehlke’s BROMO FEBRIN. ! For Sale—Household Goods My household goods, of all descrip | tioiis, for sale at very reasonable ; prices. Also honey and a number of stands j of bees. I sH-tf J. M. Priest, Meeker. Any wife can tell you that a man has too many excuses and not enough reasons. Peaches—Freestones Now ready to pick. Bring boxes and come and get them. S. B. Potter, a.‘)i-sl4 Rulison, Colo. Another week of good harvesting weather. | We will pay $4.60 for No 1, and $4.00 for No 2 honey In casesdellvered at Meeker not later than August 81. 524 White River Lumber Co. I BROMO-FEBRIN will cure your cold. Try it. At STREHLKES. MEEKER, COLO.. SATURDAY. AUGUST 31, 1918 THE WAR The British and French armies con tinued their smashing victories against the Huns during the past week, alonga forty-five mile frontage. Over l(M),000 prisonors were taken, and vast quantities of all kinds of war material were captured. Every where the Germans sustained heavy losses in killed and wounded. At many places, the British have crossed the old Hiudenberg line. Latest reports show that, tile Amer icans are again into the fight, and do ing well, as usual. Our Water System A local correspondent sends in the following timely communication: For some time past there lias been an undercurrent of talk about the Meeker water works system, and in importance it is secondary to the struggle on tile other side of the Atlantic. Tiie most serious part of the talk is, and it is pretty veil conceded, that one of these days Meeker will be on the bone-dry list. Of course, It is hoped that that day is far off, and the knowing ones dislike to think of such a happening, but from the ex periences had within the past few years it seems to be becoming more and more alarming. Tills article is not written with a view to knock the town or its water system; far from it; but it is written for tiie purpose of calling the atten tion of the rank and file to a very serious problem. If there is a Moses in this com munity who is willing, and one who actually can, lead us to a safe port, let him come to the front and give the citizens of this town a chance to get on the right track. We do not want some one who is an adept at theorizing, hut one who can in a practicable manner save us from tiie catastrophe which seems bound to come sooner or later. It is a well known fact that on ac count ol our defective water system, them have been no improvements on our streets except in cases of extreme emergency, as every dollar raised by taxation, not diverted to other neces sary channels, goes iuto our dilap idated water system. Take notice of tiie monthly bills for repairs on the pipe line; of the repeated shutting off of the water; of the low' pressure, and other matters just as significant! It lias been suggested that the plant lie sold to some private corporation; yes, but who would buy? yes, who? This would jar the minds of those who are radical on tiie question of municipal ownership, wouldn't it? Again, it lias been suggested that some one be given a franchise to put in a pumping plant to supersede tiie present gravity system, with a stand pipe ou one of the many high places w'liicli surround our beautiful town. Possibly, tiie water would not be as good as from the present plant, but tills is not a serious draw-back. Un doubtedly we then would iiave a less expensive system. It has been rumored that one of our former townsmen, who now re sides above Meeker, is willing to put in a stand-pipe and furnish the town with as good water as can be ob tained by pumping, but will have nothing to do with tiie present plant or any part of it. The writer is of tiie opinion that some qualified expert, engineer, or whatever you might call him, or two of them, be engaged to examine our present system thoroughly and give an unbiased report on what we have on hand and what W'e haven't on hand. Then tiie authorities will liave something to hack them in either keeping up the present system if tiie experts thus advise, or see to it that another system is installed. We are now at a stage where we must have a water works system of some sort; tiie old barrel system would not do. Ex Ray. St. James Church Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity. Holy Communion. 7.80 a. m. Church School, 9.45 a. m. Holy Communiou and Sermon, 11.00 a. m. Evening Prayer and Address, H.OO p. m. Note —A special service will be held in the church on Sunday even ing at 8 p. in. when the additional stars on our service flag will be dedi cated. There will be an address ap propriate to the occasion. Philip Nelson, Priest in Charge. Benjamin C. DrCamp, Assistant. September 10th is tbe date when “Over the Top" will be presented at J the Princess Theatre. Don't miss it STAND BY THIS EMBLEM DEMOCRATIC DESIGNATIONS For United States Senator JOHN F. SI! A KKOTII For Uonure** —l’onrtli District EDWARD T. TAYLOR A Fine Showing Tiie following is a list of the mem bers of St. .lames Church represented by the twenty-seven stars on the Ser vice Flag, who are serving their coun try in some branch of the United States Army and Navy: Bruce Maker Wilfred W Baker David (i Baker Wright C) Ball Victor K Banta Clifford F Bartlett William I Buchanan Win Keith Clark E Lafayette Cunningham William J Cunningham • Thomas Franks Gilbert II Grinstead Tims F.dward Grinstead Reinhold Hartke F Earl Jeffries Chester V Lytle Ralph II Lytle George II Lyttle riugh I) Lyttle Charles SV Marshall Francis A Marshall • Victor <’ Moulton Walter A Oldland Kenneth S Sanderson J Herbert Rigby Alan l> Smith Aithur Boland Young A speeial service will he held at St. James Church on Sunday evening September Ist, at 8 p. m.. when ad ditional stars on the service flag will be dedicated. The Children’s Week The first week iu September will be children't week. Thursday, Sept. stli Mm within tiie town of Meek er will be weighed and measured. The weighing will be done at. Mm Public Library and will begin promptly at 2 o’clock. Each mother is requested to bring a blanket to wrap tier child when lie is taken iuto the weighing room. Saturday' will be the older childrens ! da.v. The committee has planned a parade which will bn at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. We are* going to have a parade which will include none but hoys and girls, and we want every boy and girl in the county to he in the parade. There will lie special feat ures. Tiie parade will form in front of the Red Crus* rooms, and will, af ter parading, go to the park, where there will be speaking from speakers who will explain the meaning of tiie child welfare movement fully. The afternoon will be devoted to athletic games and the exhibits. We hope to iiave a splendid showing of what tiie boys and girls of tills coun ty can do. The exhibits will include: for hoys; something from manual training, agriculture and stock rais ing. For girls; cooking, sewing, knit ting. baking and canning. If you liave something we have not men tioned ttiat you have made yourself bring it iu and we will bo glad to in clude it in the exhibits. Do not hesitate to bring wiiat you have and compete for a prize. Committee Child Welfare, Mrs. John It. Clark, Chairman. The first meeting of tiie Woman’s Club will be held Saturday, Septem ber 7th, in the club rooms at 2:80. A reception for the club members will he given by the program committee. A Promising Oil Feld The Lone Pine Oil company was organized this weekdays the May bell ftell, and 1760 acres were located and oil claims filed on. Meeker men are hack of the concern, and prominent geologists iiave made a thorough ex amination and test of the sand and soil formations and pronounced itone of the most promising prospects ever investigated. Oil men from Casper, Wyo., are out investigating and are very enthusiastic over the layout. Lybver of Price Creek and Kirk Shaw of Meeker, surveyed a number of claims this week and on the Vanhou ton, Weise, Butter, Doil and Julia Martin homesteads, and the company was organized with prominent Meek er business men as its officers. A plan is on foot to interest tiie Mid West Oil company in the development of these claims. The Dry Lake field is probably a continuation of the White River field, which is showing up well, consider ing the development work done. ®®s®®® a®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®® j)®®®®®®®®®®»—®—®®®«®>®®®99 j THE QUALITY STORE • All our prices on) food stuffs are S authorized and O. K’d by tiie \ 3j 11. 8. Federal Food Administration < H viz ( Denver price plus freight mid carriage I J. W. HUGUS & CO. ■g THE QUALITY STORE j k®Y®#i®®®®®9)®®®®®(C^®ii)®®®®®®®®®®®ii>®®®®f®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®9R • y S'®®®®®®®®®®®@*S'®®®s®®®®« • »S®»®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®> | t Let Us Have Your Orders IDeering Mowers < Dccring Binders j • Dccring Sulky Rakes ; • Dccring Stackers j Deering Bull Rakes |> Dccring Repairs | Shuttlcr Wagons j Look over your machinery and get the necessary repairs, j Our lines arc now complete. ; A. OLDLAND & COMPANY § ! 9®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®® I *>^.»®®«®®®®®®®®®® I OUR BANK fe.§i I AND KEEP YOU POOR i \ ! 1 ; Extravagance is a habit—Saving is a habit. J i 1 i It is as easy to put a little money into the bank each | pay day, as it is to figure on what pet extravagance you | ® can indulge in—But, your extravagance will later become ]| | a great burden—You’ll get the "debt habit.” ; \ • Your savings will soon show a big balance and you j j | can look forward to something worth while. j ; (Sj 1 j WE ADD 4 PER CENT INTEREST j ; < i ® Come to our Bank J 1 I ; ; f THE BANK OF MEEKER I ! ®®®@®®®® § ®®®®®®® s®®®®@X ®®®®®®®®®®®® ®®®®®@®®®®®®®®®®®@®®®®®®9 I THE meeker hotel I |> Now under Management of original owner—R. S. BALL 8 * Largo well-furnished rooms; 60 cents and up. Meals—European 9 «) plan; 26 cents and up. Good cooking and service. A large, free X sample room for tiie use of commercial travelers. £ a r*v • i r* f In which nothing but the best 2 | A Soft Drink Parlor 1,, the line of soft drinks, sea- i suitable fruits, confections and cigars are served. if) Writ* for rata* and D C DA| V Proprlator, f (5) Information to Maalcar, Colorado. ® ® ®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®(S>®®®<lXS>®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®®® We don't wonder that tan stock ings are to be popular witli the girls this summer. Men always did like yellow-legged chickens. Dr. J. P. Iliddile, specialist in dis eases of t.he eye, ear, nose and throat. Glasses fitted. Glenwood Springs, tf High School opens September 16th. PRICE, FIVE CENTS Have engaged several tons of Kl ' bertA peaches for delivery the first of ! September. Will sell you cheaper than you can go to the orchard after ■ them. a 10-24 C. T. Zumwalt. r Semi Tiie Herald to your eastern , friends.