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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XXXVI. —NO. 20. SHEEP-CATTLE WAR L NOW BEING INVESTIGATED t BY UNITED STATES COURT I All kinds of sensational StOllcS ll|>- l penred 111 the Di*nvor “yollow journal" I and the other lohm yellow, during the pant week. concerning Iftst Siunmer's ' troubles, on the Colorado-Utnh liorder. | lietween euttle and sheep men. * Taist week and this, deputy U. S. i marshal' came In and placed the fol- I lowing Rio Blanco and Moffat county a residents under irvest. as being In | some way connected with the trouble*. . Billy JoncH. Tom and Frank Berry. ! Shorty Chamber*. Ray .Tame* and Co- I ell Gross. Ah near an can lie learned I here in Meeker. all these men are lie- I lng held ns witness! *s. Alt gave liond Ffor tlielr nppearniu'e when needed. There Ik no evidence that would iinpli . cute any of them In the sheci»-wnr. ' It seem* the present proceedings are 9 taken at the instigation of the Utah 1 sheep men. with a view to getting some J thing on which to base a ease agnlnst r the Blue mountain cattlemen. S It is not at all likely that any evid- J ence against the men mentioned will 0 lie had. Tlie sheep men are evidently J trying to get evidence on which to base 8 later proceedings. P Attorney John R. Clark and Cecil I Grass left for Denver Wednesday to 1 engage counsel to defend the IUo Blan . o and Moffat county lioys in case a grave charge is preferred against them. [ RAILROAD RUMORS \ Harry Morris of Axial, sjient Inst 1 Saturday in town. He had just nrriv f ed from Denver a few days Urfore. On A the Moffat train, it was common talk r that the Burlington has taken over the I Moffat road. \ Should this prove true, look out for ft something doing in the way of railroad 8 development next spring and summer I New Fixtures far Meeker 3 Past OSes Arrive ‘"'Tlie new fixtures for the Meeker post office arrived on Tuesday of this week. These fixtures have been delay for a long time. It is the hope of the postmaster to have them installed immediately after the Christmas rush Is over. These new box will be more satisfactory to every one. *No Assessments « On Tuesday, this office received a p telegram from Congressman Ed Taylor 8 stating that the bill suspending ussess _ rnent work for 11K20, on ull classes of S mining claims, had passed Isith houses S and would lie signed by the president. 1 Tills relief measure will apply to oil " shale assessment work and will lie a | measure greatly appreciated liy many | people In this county. j Looking Better L A Chicago dispatch of the 20 th says. I Department store managers agree to day that Chicago Christmas shoppers. f setting a new record as buyers, have k delivered a lsuly blow to “general lius a iness depression. f Executives of the Bt#te street stores j report that receipts have exceeded / those of the spendthrift orgy of last P Christmas season, with the difference that the purchases^ are confined al -2 most exclusively to userid gifts, and f buyers are exercising care to get full 1 value for their money. / Duns Review says: Signs of lietter k ment in business out numered by nn " satisfactory features are becoming !more distinct. Bradstreets says with some depress -ing business features still apparent there are indications that bad news Is nerly all out. and there are signs of J light in widely soparntod quarters. q Meeker Chapter No. 37, R. A.M. \ Installed tlie following officers, at last convocation, who will serve for F tlie ensuing year. 3 Reulien Oldland —EHP J Joliu W. J. Shepherd—King L 2 Charles 11. Farthing—Scribe 2 Herliert. H. .Toy—'Treas. 4 Elliert O. Lloyd—Secy, f Francis E. Jeffries—CH 3 Clyde B. Stephenson —PS y Vern V’. Phelps—RAC 1 Clarence B. Jeffrie? —M 3rd V Joseph N. Neal —M. 2nd V I „ John U. Clark—M Ist V 9 James A. Rea—Sentinel J The Herald Is $2.30 a year.and cheap f at that. CHRISTMAS l 1 i t M always come to visit you at Christmas-time each year. HI But every time I come along I miss a face that’s dear; Some girlie is a woman grown, some boy is now a man. But while the crop of kiddies lasts I’ll do the best I can.., a To make you shout instead of cry, And make you laugh instead of sigh! ... . 4 _/, 3ar ’ 1 a MEEKER, COLO., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25. 1920. PRICE. FIVE CENTS j FREEMAN WINS TRI-WEEKLY TRAIN SERVICE FOR MOFFAT ROAD. . The I'Hilly Commission of Colorado 1 do*idl'd in favor of the Irl (try)-week- | ly service for the Moffat road for the next three months starting the 3 of January. Tills will Ik* a bard blow on tlie pcoplo of that road lait as cl mun - stiiuees show it Is the (inly way the Moffat road ran he kept from tlie junk pile. There are reports abroad tlint, tlie Burlington system lias taken over tlie bonds for the road and if such is the case will no doubt place it oil firm foot ing. The following article from tlie Hay den Republican will show why the tri weekly service was ucccessary. At the* bearing held lieforc tlie State Industrial Commission. December 2nd, S. S. Meyer auditor of tlie D. & S. L. road gave out some interesting figures a part of which we produce. Under government administration tlie rail road expenses were cared for on a basis of the average for the three pro- i ceding years and even at this tlie ex penses of tlie. road run nheud of tlie in come more than SIBO,OOO which tlf i road will have to pay I nick. This re- | presents a deficit above Hie average of i about $30,000 jH*r month. Tlie income ( of the road from January 1 1020 to I October 31 of this year was $2,380,000 and the expenses was $2,072,000. If to I tills Is* addisl expenses for rentals, tax es and othre items not included above the road ran Isdilml $817,000. Even with the big increase in rates the defi cit is still alarmingly large. The road ; laid good luck in Heptemlier and Octo |M*r and cleared $70,700 in those two months. Along came the Utah Junc tion fire and the road had only $41,000 surplus with which to meet this. Just what the insurance is seems to be in doubt. The passenger revenue in the summer months is *3.25 i>or mile ami in the winter, from December to April It is only SI.BO. Not only tills, but the use of ftibpassenger engines In the freight service would help the hauling of coal. It is said that Hie trice a week passenger service would give tlie road the use of additional engines 1(1 days |K*r month. Counting every tiling the auditor estimated Hie road would save S4OOOO thru the thrice a week pas senger service thru Decemlier. January February and March. From tlie above figures tlie prospects of tliC road are gloomy enuf. It has to lead a hand to mouth existance. It is away behind and bus readied a point, where it cannot borrow any more. Its daily income must pay for its expenses or tlie road presumably will have to shut down. An open winter with no bad slides or wrecks might keep up the income so that traffic? would cotlnue. I Glasgow-VanCleave | A nice* home like wedding took place | Saturday evening. Decemlier 11. 1020. at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. ; Mat lies, when Mr. George W. Glasgow and Miss Florence VnnCleavc, were united In marriage by Rev. Elston of the Methodist church. Mr. Glasgow is a comparatively new, man this community but all who know him speak in high terms of him. The bride is flu* daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Van Cleave; a young lady of ami aide disposition, and held in much es teem by a large circle of friends. Weather Bulletin Saturday morning —about an inch of fresh snow covered the ground. Most of the day thawing and sutlkhlny. Sunday—Mild and thawing all day. Monday—Cloudy and cold Tuesday—Cold breezes with sun shine.' Wednesday—About the same. Thursday—Cold, with another inch of snow. Friday—about the same. Meeker Commandary No. 33, K. T. The"" following officers will serve Meeker Commandary, Knights Tem plar.' for tlie ensuing Templar year: Clarence B. Jeffries —EC Joseph N. Neal—G. Clyde B. Stephen SO —CG James A. Rea—Treas . Elbert O. Lloyd—Recorder Charles 11. Farthing—B W Vern V. Phelps—l. 'V. Reulien Oldland —Prelate John W. C. Shepherd —Sword Bearer Francis E. Jeffrie**—Stand I^arer John It. Clark—Warder Victor C. Moulton—Sentinel