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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XXXVI.—NO. 19. MIDLAND ROADBED PUBLIC HIGHWAY bile. Pitkin and Garfield CeuntU and Forest Service To Take Right of Way There is nothing so tmd rhut Home good may come from it. no night ho dark but that we .may catch the light of an occasional star—if we but look for It. For the past few yearn the people of this section of (Colorado have waited with great Interest and anxiety for the resumption of activities by the Colo rado Midland Railroad, only to And re cently that all hopeH were shattered and that nothing would he uhle to Have the road from the Junk pile. Thin In the action which we have feared for a long time whh Inevitable. The work of Junking the line wax re cently begun under the direction of C. Bf. Keck of thin city. The Gleuwood- Aspen branch was the first to receive attention, thin line lielng disposed of. the workmen were taken to the main line, where activities were liegun the first of this week. The comity commissioners of Ragle and Pitkin counties made an inspec tion of the line, and they have agreed to purchase the bridge* and culverts and right of way of that portion of the road which extends aeroji* these coun ties. from Basalt to Nast. a distance of about 20 miles, for aliout *3400, di vided between the two counties hut the United States forestry service, through tt*« district forester. Allen 8. Peek, of Denver, has agreed to Join the counties in *his purchase, with the understand ing that the two counties shall floor ilie bridges and keep the line In pro per condition for the accommodation cf the traveling public. This is a splendid opportunity for these counties to secure an excellent and much needed mountain road at oulv a trifling fraction of Its original coat. Tn fact. It Is said that It cost the Colorado Midland company *730.000 to halld this stretch of road In 1887-8. and inasmuch as this Midland track has monopolised almost the only avail able apace up the Frying Pan canon for a road, It la considered very for 4afigt» that the couMei new take ad vantage of the present opportunity to secure a rood right of way for a mere song. Now that the two counties and the forest service are co-operating In this good move, the people of this section are assured access to that portion of Colorado by a practical mountain road way. This Is one of the most beauti ful Colorado’s senle drives and It will he a great asset to Glen wood Springs. These counties have certainly done a Tery wlae thing In declaring by reso lution that the Midland line hereafter ahall be a county highway.—Glenwood Post. West Siege Business Men Auk " New Name for Grand River There Is s strong movement under way In Grand Junction and other towns in tbe valley to secure the chang ing of the name of the Grand river to the Colorado river. The Grand river, which flows thru Grand Junction, is the largest river In the state and Is the largest branch of the Colorado river. Its Junction with the Green river near Monk Utah, forms the Colorado river. The renaming of the river would mean much to this part of the state when tourists would realise that they are really on the Colorado river wa tershed In coming thru Colorado from Leadvllle west. The Colorado river. If the Grand is renamed Colorado, will be tin* longest river in the United States. It Is stated. The Chamber of Commerce, Rotary club and city commissioners have all expressed themselves as favorable to changing the name. The state legislature will Is l asked to take the necessary steps to change the name of the river, which has its source In Grand lake, not far west of Denver and when It reaches the Utah line Is by far the largest river In the state. SI. James' Church Fourth Sunday in Advent. Holy Communion 7.30 a.m. Church School 0.41! a.m. Morning Service 11.00 a.m. Evening Service 7.30 p. m. Rev. Philip Nelson. Priest In Charge Rev. R. Alan Russell. Locum Tenena. News Years Dance Given by the R. B. C. H. H. Athletic Association, on night. New Years Eve, Dec. 31, 1020. Admission 30 rents for every body. d18*25 Rifle Am County Seat of Garfield County There is a movement ufoot on the part of tlic - business people and town of Rille to have the Commissioners of Gurfleld County to chunge the county seat of that county to Rifle. Gitrfleld county, like tills county, is badly In need of a new court house. 1 Since this is the ease Rille is offering every kind of inducement to have the county seat moved there and the new , court house built in Rifle. Rifle offers a piece of laud in Rifle not less than a 1 city block and n Iniiiuh of *20.000 dol- ' lars towards the construction of the court house. It is upiMtreut that Rifle is in earn est when they offer such -inducements as that. It mnaiiis to t>c seen whut Glenwood will offeras a counter induce ment to keep the county seat. Garfield Counfy Coal Mines Are fo be Re-Opened The two lagest coal mines, the one at New Castle and the one at Sunlight are to lie re-opened soon. The mines j were dosed at the time the Midland railroad leased its opperntlon, their tiplcs licing on the Midland tracks. j The C. F. A 1. and Rocky Mountain Fuel Company plan to buy the tracks 1 and right of way from the Midland j and'connect them with the Rio Grande. Operations have liegun at Sunlight mine and In a short time expect to Is*' shipping 1000 tons a day. A crew will also start work at the Vulcan mine across the river from New Castle. New Castle will very likely now have electric light again as they got their 1 current before from the generator at the mine. When this was shut down In IhlS the town was without lights and has lieen ever since then. j Good Advice All though the war you were more than anxious to do your.hit and then even more than your lilt. It and you t were a large and imiMirtant part of the work In your community. j Then peace came, and since peace came a good ninny farmers who wore willing to maka any kind of sacrifice during ttie war are unwilling to make the Jem* Httle kind of sacrifice at ad , to lielp in the after-the-war peace time adjustment. Aside from the loss of life through the-butcheries of war the present con dition Is Just ns Important In requiring every man to do Ids part ns In war con dition. Readjustment, bringing the ( country l»ack to tiorniHl conditions re-1 quires ns many great sacrifices as was freely given to help win the war. Dur ing tlw* war yon did not hang I Mick lie causo your nelglilmr was banging haeft: you did not shirk your duty Just 1k»- cnuse your neighlsir was shirking his: you acknowledged your duty and did It to the lies! of your ability. But Just , now are you quite ns keen to do your duty regardless of whether your neigh- ( liors do theirs or not. Are you afraid that you ns a farmer or rancher may do more to tielp your country through the reconstruction peril si than others do. to take n loss that they do not take? There Is a tendency on the part of the newspapers to ndvlxc people not to buy. to wait and sec If price* will not come down farther. How do you like that, yon growers of food products. It ills** not ap|M>nl to you does It Neither ( does It appeal to us when made gener al and without reason. It ls alkrays a gtssl sound policy to refrain from buy ing what we cannot afford to buy. but to advise |ieople to go without tilings that tliev want and can afford to buy is now. of all times, poor advice tend ing to lessen the commercial trade In all fines farther, more especially your own products. You have your peace (line "Bit” to do thut is Just as Important ns your war time hit was. even If you wore In the service. Your merchants are doing theirs, sacrificing to the point when* it hurts and smiling meanwhile. As an exam ple you can get your sugar now for less than half what It was in June even If your products have dropped accordingly, you an* getting In the long run an even break pound for |HMind. Sell what you have to sell, got what you can. hut sell It. then buy what yon want and can nffonl. Keep the wheel of commercial industry turning in your home I*olllll.o. then the first thing you know the whole country will Is* hack to normal. Mayor Thompson of Chicago told a Clergyman lie (the mayor) was neu tral on the question of opening the ses sions of the city council with prayer. Opening a "Jack pot” would probably Is* more to Ills Honor's liking. Yon never miss tin* promoter till the well comes In dry. MEEKER, COLO.. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 18. 1920. A, F. I i M. At the regular communication held December 11, 11)20. the following offi cers were installed by Rio Blanco Lod ' ge No. HO, A. F. A A. M. and will aerv# for the ensuing Masoulc year: | W M—John R. Clark H M—l nines A. Rea jj W—Clyde B. Stephenson Treas—Lewi* B. Walbrldge See—Henry A. Wild hack S. D.—John W. C. Shepherd |j I>—Vem V. Phelps I H S—Charles H. Farthing |J S—Clurence 11. Jeffries Tyler—Richardson 11. Taylor j The retiring Master. Dr. R. II! Tay* 1 lor. was presented with an elegant Fust-Master’s Jewell. Methodist News Our Sunday School Is growing con tinually. Ail the classes show a aub • stunt in I Increase and the Interest I* flue. Last Sunday the report showed 1108 present when the Sunday School liegun. Others came liefore the session closed. I The morning worship hour at 11 o’clock Is drawing a house full of peo ple. Next Sunday morning the sermon I will Im* "The World’s Challenge To ( Christianity”. The Choir always gives s|s*eial music. J Happy Sunday evening worship at 7,.’t0. An evangelistic message and a frlcdly people. This church Invites all who worship. Howard 1,. Elston. Pastor Kitzgermld-Raymond I Juim** Fitzgerald of Marvlne and Miss Fear! Raymond of Denver were, nuit<*d In marriage at noon Thursday at the Methodist parsonage In this city i I Rev. William Pepjier officiating. j Mr. Fitzgerald is proprietor of a ■ pleasure resort at Marvlne. After a few days spent In Glenwood visiting Mr. Fitzgerald’s step-daughter. Mrs. Tony Ferry, the couple will return to Marvlne to make their home.—Glen-1 wish! Post. j I i An item In anotlier column tells how j Western Hlopc business men are i|lta*| ting for a change of the name of Grand ' river to that of Colorado. This reminds ‘us Hist a few years a«o. Ed Tayla* 'proposed a hill railing for a change of ; mime of Grand river to Colorado. The Grand river people opposed the change. Ed wii* right, lrtit ahead of the times. The change should Is* made. The pro position has our endonrsement. j Max Sterrv was In town Monday on route home after li visit with a brother nt Itaggs. Wyo. Max. as our readers will rememlter was one of the White river Isiys who was badly idiot up dur ing the World, War. He Is in fairly gisMl health now. hut It will Is* years (If everl liefore lie will Is* the man he was when lie entered Uncle Sam’s service. Wlmt frauds most of the mail order bouses an*. To illustrate: Kvard Rob ertson sent to the manufacturers 11 f**"' weeks ago and procured an Imitation gold watch, which «*ost him *<l.oo. This id, nt leal watch Is advertised by ccr fuln mail order establishments for *IB.O0 —cash with order: and of*course plenty of suckers lilte. , Nature mid habit* an* hard to change. This I* evidenced In the case of John Quinton's culi liear. who de clined to take f«*sl this week and show ed unmistakenhle signs of a desire to crawl into a warm place and go to sleep for the winter. John ha* lived up a comfortable place In which his lH*arship ran hll»ernnte. ; Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Wlllier were In Denver last week and cnroute home stop|H*d for a day or so at Canon City where pleasant visits were hud with Mr. and Mrs. John A. Watson. Mr. and Mrs. James F.Wllson and Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Devlin. All are well and enjoy ing life In Toni Tynan’s town. Hiirlnd Dudley of Plconnce met "Kid” Hanson, light heavy weight champion of Wisconsin nt Rifle lust Wednesday. Hnrlnnd hist the first fall hut succeeded 111 pinning his mini to the mat for the Inst two fulls thus win ning the match. I j “'The F. E. O. society met at the re sidence of Mrs. F. E. Sheridan, on Fri day. Herein tier. 10th. Routine business firing dis|MM«rd of a musical program was rendered mid much enjoyed by all present, after which refreshments were served. i ' j Mr*.Frank Robinson has gone out to Collins, where her daughters, the Anderson girls are attending the Col lege. Mrs. Robinson will protiahly re main at Collins for the balance of the I college year. I TIIE NOBEL PRIZE [ Alfred Iternliard Nobel, inventor mid manufacturer of dynamite mid its com pounds. of smokeless powder mid sub marine explosives, died in ISiHi mid by Ids will gave the bulk of Ids estate, val ued nt nine million dollars, a great deal of money for one iniiii to have ue jcumulated in Enrols* up to that time. Ito iK’iieflt mankind by thp following provisions: "With the residue of my j convertible extute I hereby direct my jcxc< mors to proceed as follows: They j’tduill convert my said residue of pro perty into money, which they shall tljen invest in safe seenrlties : the cap ital Unis secured shall constitute a fund, the interest accruing from which I shall Im* annually awarded in prizes to [those persons who shall have contrl jbilled most materially to lienofft man kind during the year Immediately pre ’ceding." | i'l'lie interest is divided Into equal atpoiintx. to Ik* apportioned as follows: Oin* share to the person who shall have made the most important discov ery or Invention in the domain of phy sics ; one share* for the most important discovery In the domain of physiology or medicine: one to the person who I*.:.- piodueed in the Held of literature the most distinguished work of mi : Idealistle tendency. |. "And 'hi. lall.v. one share to the per fon who ehnll have most or l*est pro moted the ! mternlty of Nations mid ( the Abolition or Dliiiiiultloii of Stand ing Armies and ilic Formation and li*- erense l’ea < engrosses." t A committee »f Pvo |M»rsons from tbe Norwegian shortbing awarded tbe *.i*.f named prize t« W tslrow Wilson. pr.\s idetil of the l'nllcd States, for bis • r vlco« in Kce iri- - the adoption of Mr JjUHgiic el > aliens. j I nd, i* | In* pi'-islons of tbe Not ad :vlli. i- Mr. Wilson deserving of me fforty-ilioiisami-dollar prize? Cynics •nny over lie is more entitled to the (prize in (lie fold of literature for tin* r*uios| dixtinruMicd work of mi Ideal alrttle tendency." P Inildouiu.dy ll may Is* slated that •Hie prize f.*r idealism In literature was Igtvon this year to a former Chicago Ist root rar conductor, and a very jssir ■me at Hint. who. like another of Ids Kln*l from England. John Muscthdd. country to And lowly ein pßyincnt'"** a iweparatlnn fin* what was to follow. Knot damson of Nor way. returned to bis unlive country ;iml -wrote epics ami mi Hind of Ills wanderings that gained recognition from a Nolm'l jury. In 11MNI the Noliel pemx* prize was awarded to I'rcsidi'lil Roosevelt for Ids indefatigable work In bringing about poara between Japan mid Russia. By I but endeavor be changed the course of history In the last fourteen years If the war had gone to a Mulsh, wlint would have ls*en the Immediate result a successful Russian revolution? Tin* defeat of Japan and a mighty Russian revolution Tin* defeat of Japan and a mighty change in Eastern affairs? In Roosevelt’* connei'tion with Ibis notable effort as mediator we are re minded of a prophecy of Ids that mine true, with a tremendous bearing upon all the nations of the earth. In lbftS be wrote Cecil Spring Rice. British dip lomat. at that time on duly at Berlin: "If Russia chooses to develop purely *»n her own line mid t«» resist the growth of lllmm'hllsiii. then she must put off the day of reckoning: but sin* cannot ulltlmatcly avert It : and in stead of <M*easlouallv having to go thru what Kansas lias gone thru with tbe Populist. She Will* Some Time E\|s*r iencc n Red Terror Which Will Make The French Revolution Pule.’’ Six years later. In 11112. Ellliit Root. Roosevelt’* secretary of stale, received the Noliel |s*iicc prize. Republican Ir reeoucllablcs note well, for bis success In International arbitration and tbe creation of the Pan-Ainerlinn Union Mr. Root was and Is a lsdlever In a league of nations to make peace last ing. Returning to the recipient of this year's pemv prize. Is it not likely that a new generation will commend the selection by the Norwegian committee of Mr. Wilson, as the one l est entitled to the award for Ids services In the cause which the donor of the prize lias at heart when lie signed bis last will? We of today may be t«s» dose to tbe seem* to Is* final in our Judgments. In Ids writings, fully as much as bv Ids nets at the pea»*c table. Mr. Wilson did prepare the world for the new .or der that jss'ts and i had tiecn dreaming of so many years. He set the world to thinking In Inter national terms. Ills idealisms have taken resit. The old gods are vanish ing. The words of the covenant may Is* changed but tile principle will re main.—Denver News. For Sale—Light cutter. See F. N. Jo Hantgcu. JlB-23 j Suliserllie for The Herald. Farmers Sacrifice A Great Home .Market I "Tito reduction In the use of horses and mules In cities, towns, villages, mid on farms, that lots occurred in the last ten years, lias destroyed tin annual market for staple farm products that is greater by far than our total an nual exports during any of the last flve yours, mid far greater than the aver age for the past flve years despite the fact that four of these were war years when grain exports were unusually heavy.” This statement was hurled by Wayne Dlnsinore. Secretary of the Horse Association of America, at inem- IK*rs present in mutual convention, horsemen, farmers, city dealers in hor ses. niules mid feeding stuffs, draymen, teamsters, saddlery miiiiufacturers. liorsexhoers. etcetera. , "Tills great sacrifice of the home 'market I* mi oblation to tin* gods of s|s*cd. a tribute to the jwiwer of adver tising. Fort despite fin* fact that hor ses and mules funiixli the most efficient and dc|M*ndithlc and economical power on farms mid for city hauling and de livering. the decrease noted from ad vance census rejtorts shows a loss of approximately 33 |s*m*nt in nmnlters of horses doing city work and 10 per cent In imtnlM*rs of horses on farms! j "Summarizing the matter briefly, we have for tbe Mrst time in history lost in horse nunilter*. Through tin* apa thy of horsemen and Indifference of farmers, more than a million horses mid mules have ls*en displaced in town, 'city and village since the year 1010: and we are also confronted with a re duction of about 000.000 bead in the j total of horses and mules on farms. | i "This not only'moans the closing of j a channel to the fanners for sale of i bis surplus horses, (a by-product of j mid well miitinged farm i tmt a loss of n home market for staple farm pro ducts amounting |s*r year to 113 mil lion bushels of oats. 70 million bushels of corn and 4-V, million tons of hay. ars of the users of horses both Ut | city and on farm have Ihs*ii so filled with the whirring of engine wheels that the funner has let this tremend ous market for oats, corn and hay. greater than our export* In any one of the lust flve years, slip unheeded thro Ids lingers, while the city man has paid from twq Ip three thue* as much for hauling and delivery* service wfthßtfl proportionate recompense In efficiency. •• doll* horses would Is* employed In cities today If If were reasonably pos sible to procure more good ones. As soon a* the general Interest I* right horse breeding slumps on our millions of farms and ranches, and an Inferior .nullify of animal power 1* shunted on to the general market, city users be come Indifferent to horse talk and 11* ten to motor talk every time. That Is. until they liegln to rekon compart Ive costs. Then the difference Is so strong lv in favor of the horse that they set up a wild clamor for heavy drafters and light wagon horse*, the price soars owing to the scarcity, mid Hie market situation renets on the farmer lieeanse these men who cannot get aulniiils of the right typo are practically forced In to the use of mechanical units. "The only remedy is intelligent and extensive breeding of draft horses and j niules Enough of the wagon horses ' and chunks will come along of them- j selves without hr<*cding In that direct- : lon. But when use mid breeding of j good horses I* reestablished on a sane j basis, the farm* will Is* better powered city concerns will have more efficient , and dc|M*itdnhlc power at less cost, and j hoih the farm producer and the city consumer will have more money In hi* , pocket at tlie time of yearly reckoning i "The sacrifice lias ls*en needless mid i deplorable, blit I am sincerely confld- j cut that the loss lias Jolted those eon eenied out of their apathy mid that - next season will- see ii wholesome In crease of intelligent horse breeding." .Mrs. Gerald (Mdlmid and children are to spend Christmas week with the town folks. - .1. N. Wyman m-elvcd *7.30 for feed- ; ers: J. W. But tram. *O.OO. mid J. N. j Neill. *O.BO. on the Denver market Inst week. Illness prevented Hr. Berger from making bis iip|Mdiitincntx here on the oth and 10th. He Is almost sure to Is* in Meeker on the 20tli mid 21sf—next Monday and Tuesday. The present money stringency Is not as bad as some would have Us lsdleve as the wealth is still in the country. It is only ii question of getting tilings adjusted to |M*iicc time basis. Mr. mid Mrs. Ed. Kostlteh and Mrs. J. A Ren left for Denver last week. The latter will make a short visit to the metropolis, hilt the Host Itch's will spend most of the winter In the met ropolis. PRICE, FIVE CENTS IS CONGRESS TOO LARGE? Should the House of Representatives Have Its Menmhership-Incresased. Decreased or left as It Is. This question will come liefore Con gress at the session now on and then? is every prox|iect of a fight over Its de cision. The House has grown steadily from its original menilH»rslilp of 03 to n pre sent membership of -4. TV After each census there bus Im*oii a reappointment of mciulicrx to states based on a ratio of one uicniticr to every 221.000 Inliith- Hunts. The figures for the 1020 census Indicate a considerable Increase with the next reappointment, if no change Is made In the system. There are many, however, who fear that the House Is liecoinlng too large and unwieldy a Issly to operate at host efficiency, and they are calling for u re duction in the size of the House to alsiut ."SKI. which was approximately Hie mcinlicrxliip prior to 1010. Other arguments advanced are that u large House merely increases governmental •*x|M*nse In the matter of salaries, cler ical for«s*s. etc., .without any resultant IsMiofit In efficient legislation. opponents of the reduction cite as an example the British House of Com mons. which, in spite of Its nearly seven hundred monilierx. operates with remarkable success, mid the French Clinmlicr of Deputies which lias around six hundred ineniliers. The argument is also advanced that the present day Congressmen are so burdened by re quests from their constituents to nt tend to various wants that they have little time left for legislation, and tliut on this account the number of Rcpro sentufives should lie Increased so as to lighten the burden on each. A Hill Is at present lielug prepared mid will Is* Introduced in December providing for a reap|M»rtionment and a reduction in niimlier. the latter to Is* accomplish'*! by making the mitt of r<>|>n*s4‘nt at ion larger. Weather Bulletin Saturday—Cold: a sprinkle of snow: some sunshine. Saturday night—about two fiichc* of snow. ’ * Sunday—Cold: misty, with occasional bursts <>f sunshine. Sunday night—Ten lielow zero. Monday—Cold, but sunshiny, followed that night by alsmt three Inches of snow. Tuesday—Cold and cloudy all day. Tuesday night. 21 lielow zero. Wednesday—Cold and sunshine. Thursday- miirlt warmer and sun shine. Friday Cloudy hut warm. Good Cattle Still Command Good I'riees. A Montrose dispatch says: The most successful sale of pure-limi registered live stock ever held on the western slope mid the greatest Hereford sale ever staged in western Colorado was flu . conducted by the Sncffelx laind m d Cattle company and the George W. i Means A Sous company of Sargent In ibis city this week, when forty register led ll<t ford bulls were sold for mi aver i.g.* « approximately | f.coige W. Means had twenty-two hulls in Hie miction ring, which I brought *3J103. or an average of *244. • while the Sncffcls Land mid Cattle company sold four hulls mid one cow | for *1.003. or mi average of *2Ol. The I highest price. *7OO. was paid by T. J. | Eggclstoii of Gunnison. | Waller Oldliind of Flccnnce. did Ills Christum* shopping Thursday. Christinas stuff sold as high us * 17.73 at Kansas City, Monday. Stock ers and feeders-were in lietter demand. Why Is it flint there is now more crime abroad In the land than during I Hie days of the ojm*ii saloon? i ‘ ’ j The move on the part of the towns .on the Moffat railroad to block the trl -1 weekly service proved to Is* successful jand in that event the lieople of that section will Is* served with the dally [service (or ns near such ns the Moffat ,1s coinpetant to give.) I The Craig papers of last week an nounce that trial of Frof Jones of the ; Craig Grades School resulted in the 'decision of guilty. Mr. Jones was fined *2OO mid costs. It was charged that the said Jones was manufacturing liquor, n complete layout being found In a j cabin which lie bail rented. j The stockmen of the West, at their meeting at Salt Lake City, last week. I**rfectcd an organization which should Ik* of great lioncflt to the range Indus