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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XXXVI.—NO. 44 FOURTH OF JULY Meeker Is going to have a rip roar ing Fourth of July- It will l>e bigger and better than ever. Cast your eye on the posters and see for yourselves. In these times of ghsmi and depression we need something like this to drive away the blues. The committee managing the program deserves a world of credit for Its work In getting up the big i*elebra tion- (Jet behind it everylxnly and pre part* to enjoy a glorious day—it only comes once a year- Back up the Hull team—they play ltlflc on the Fourth. CASH VERSUS CREDIT Times are hard- We all know It ami we all feel it. But keep this in mind— no business can run well on credit, especially the mercantile business- If you continue to run up long standing credit accounts with your general mer chants. your grocers and your drug gists—you. as well as they will 1* the loser- Maytie some of you don’t understand where their protits and overhead ex pencil come from. It is tire continuous process of turning money over—mak ing it work for Itself. If your mer chants and other business men have cash they can cut down expenses and consequently prices. One dollar cash Is of more value to them than ten dollars outstanding for a year. It Is their abil ity as business men. and without which ability they have no right to Is* In bus iness. which makes it possible for them to force the hard round silver and In destructible dollar to work for them and for you- The Herald as an organ for progress and prosperity stands strongly behind the movement, which is now lx-coming universal and which Is trying to put business on a cash laisis. If every man, woman and child In this conntry was behind it we would all Ik* able to ap preciate its wisdom. Methodist News Thin church exists only to serve- Our creed 1* the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our purpose the upbuilding of Ills Kingdom. We would welcome as meinla*rs any and all who wish to serve their fellow me* In’ Tflu name. We offer the snem ment of Baptism the last Sunday in each month- The pastor will Is* glad to meet at any time those contemplating uniting themselves this church- Next Sunday the regular Sunday School at 10 o’clock. Preaching service at 11 o'clock- Ser mon subject—'“The Spiritual La coon" Epworth league at 7 o'clock and at 8 the llappy Sunday Evening service. ’ All of these services are conducted with the Idea of bringing us Into closer, confiuunion with our Maker- Altlioungh ♦here be no liturgy yet music and ser mon are one In seeking to create here that sense of Divine Presence that can make this Indeed the House of Owl- CHILDERN'S SPORTS The children’s sports for July fourth will begin promptly at 0 :00 a in j The events will be as follows: 220 yard ilash for boys under 1« j 100 yard dash for lsiys under 18 100 yard dash for lsiys under 11 . 75 yard dash for boys under 0 GO yard dash for lsiys under 7 GO yard dash for girls under 13 GO yard dash for girls under 11 GO yard dash for girls under ft 25 yard dash for girls under 7 % mile bicycle race for hoys under 15- There must Is* at lease 4 entries In bicycle race or it will not Is* run- Novelty race—boys and girls under 13- All races will lie started by starter firing agun. Bicycle racers will take a standing start. Contestants will do well to get some person to practice starting them so that, they can start you off In the race. Get busy lsiys and girls and practice for these events. Any inquiry you may wish to make see the committee regariling them- Ira Hahn and Colin Smith returned from the State University Tuesday evening. Anyone wanting any informa tion as to the number of ties on the Moffat road might get the straight dope from them- We can’t say whether recent irregular service on the Moffat wys responsible for their action or not but we understand they walked most of the way- Strawberry Festival on Saturday June 18th. Given by the St James Guild You can contract a cold at any sea . son. Check and cure It by using 4TREHLKE'B BROMO-FEBRIN. Subscribe for the Herald now. Only $2.00 a year. HOLLAND-SCHNEIDER Associat'd press dlsputchcs to the dallies dated June Ist from Long Beach California, announce the marriage of *Mlss Catherine Schneider formerly of 1 Meeker and Mr. Samuel Holland of Gleuwood Springs, on the day previous. It apiM'urs that the groom is a member of the lire department at the Springs and the* firemen of the California city, j so the dispatch states, tied Isith bride and groom on the top of a Idg lire truck and gave them a rough ride over the city- Mrs Holland is the ls*autiful and accomplished daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Schneider, nid-tlinc resi dents of this County, and u grand-dnu , ghtcr of Mr and Mrs Timothy I) 1101-1 1 land who last year disposed of their holdings on Coal Crook Mesa and re moved to California where the Schnei der's preceded them a year or so prior. I The well wishes of their many friends hereabouts go out to the new couple. I in which The Herald Joins. The newly ! weds will take a short trip through the Northwest, and return to Glenwissi where they will make their home. The llrst few miles of the honeymoon of Mr and Mrs A M Holland were through the downtown streets of Long Beach this morning and were passei!' ou the hurricane deck of Truck A of the Isnig Beach tire department- Mr- Holland, a mcmlsT of the lire depart ment of Glenwissi Springs. Colorado, mine to Long Bench a few days ago to marry the girl of his choice. Miss Cath erine Schneider of 130 ft Lime avenue, and former resident of Colorado j C C Canady, secretary of the Glen wood Springs department wrote to he local firemen. telling them of his co (workers plans. This morning while the bride and groom were receiving the fel icitations of their friends. Truck A of the lire Truck A of the lire department [drew up with a bang in front of the | Schneider home and amid protests screams and laughter bride and groom were hoisted to th * lop of the truck. i Then at breakneck s|K*od. with ls»ll* 'and sirens going full blast, the newly weds were rushed throught the streets by the local firemen- Huge placards an nouncing the launching of a new matri monial craft, were bung on the fire ! truck- Fifteen or twenty local firemen hung from various ladder rungs and uxe straps on the huge machine and shouted their gh*c as the bride, viewing the world for the first time from a lad der truck hurrlennodeok. screamed when it api ten red time after time that ithe truck might tip over- I Finally the preliminary stages of the wedding Journey haled in front of the tire station. There the bride was assist ed to terra llrma. presents were given and in an automobile tastefully decor-, ated with scrap iron, obsolete shoes, baby buggies and other tokens the real honeymoon Is'gan. The groom's sister. Miss Theresa Hol land. who accompanied her brother I from Glenwwal Springs to this city for the ceremony, officiated as maid of j honor, while Bunny Mitchell of the Los j Angeles fin* department was l*est man. Father Reardon officiated. St. James' Church I Third Sunday after Trinity Church School 0.45 a.m. Morning I’rayer and Sermon II a- m. | Evensong and sermon 8 p. m- I Subject—‘Death* .Wednesday—Litany and address 8 p m 'Thursday— Choir rehearsal 7:30 p m A PHILIP NELSON Priest in Charge George Rice Lay Reader CARD OF THANKS We wish to sltH'orcly thank our many friends for acts of kindness at the time of the death and burial of our beloved wife and mother. Mrs. Pauline Watson- Especially do we thank Rev Nelson for his words of comfort, the momliers of the Masonic Order who so graciously , took charge and made all nrrnngenient fo the funeral, to those who so kindly furnished automobiles, the singers. A | L Gourley and those who sent, such* Iteautiful floral offering. Such kindness will never Is* forgotten. Husband and daughters. JOHN A WATSON j • MRS E P WILBER MRS MARGARET MOOG The Pueblo flood disnster was the chief topic of discussion In the fore part of the week. A number of Meeker. Res were supposed to have been trap ped or marooned In that neighborhood, hut all of them seem to Is* accounted for. some having had a very close call- I I Dr RII Taylor left Friday for Colo rado Springs- While there the doctor I will attend the stute Dental Confer ence and also take a short post, grad uate course in specialists work- He j expects to be gone • bout two weeks. MEEKER, COLO., SATURDAY. JUNE 11. 1021 PUEBLO DEVASTATED BY FLOOD Sunday reports reached Meeker Unit two (urge reservoirs above Pueblo had | burst and that city was being swept by the largest flood in the history <»t 'the state- Damage estimated In the vic inity of $15,000,000 and a loss of from one hundred to three hundred lives was the result. Many miles of the I> & E G railroad wero swept out and it will be weeks before mall and throilgli set vice <iiii Is* resumed- In the city «»i Pueblo three hundred and fifty city blocks wen* wiped out by the than! and due to the loss of the water mains much damage lias ls*en caused by tin*- Pueblo as well as many outlying towns arc without water und light. Condition' are deplorable. The Colorado rangers headed by o*l j onel Pat llnmrnck an* patrolling th** I city ami the situation Is now well in ! hand- The Colorado Fuel and Iron (’*■ plant, employing several thousand men has shut down and the employes turind 'over to the city authorities for relief work ami n*eonst ruction- The com puny's |s»wer plant has also liecn turn , eii into tin* city’s lighting system. Every abb* Isslled man In Pueblo is l*oing cm ployed at tin* task of cleuring away tin* debris mid m*onstruction work, i Relief Is licliig rushed to the deva*- tilted districts from nil parts of Colo rado anil from Salt laike City. Tin work of recovering the laslies of those swept down by raging torrents of water lias Is'guu. hut it is feared that the cx act nuiiilN*r that |K*rished will never l»«* known. Those who witnessed the flood claim that tin* scenes were imimrallcd in their gaslly ami pitiful aspect. • Governor Slump lias asked Congress for several million dollars for relief In tl*e flooded district. As yet no estimate can Is* made of the damage ‘lone In the outlying ami lower districts of the Arkansas. Ollier Co hi rado towns ami cities have suffered great losses from effect of tin* same cloudburst that in liudat-'d Pueblo, but no where has Ru dest: fiction ami loss of life parallel tha * <f the great manufacturing town The section known us ‘The Grove’ ami Tcppci Saw<* dl-trlcts were linrtlA hit ami here wh.de houses .uni ap?.vt mcuti -» ’i.. washed awaj by tin* strong cur ran- At fine when financial ••• millions are at the ebb the disaster will be a bard blow to Colorado ns a whole and **s- INs-ially to those in th:* Arkansas val ley. Denver. June sth Governor Slump lias received the following telegram from the President Harding: i Tin deeply distressed to road of the great, misfortune which Ims come, with its toll of death ami destruction, to the citi/.cnsslilp of Pueblo ami tin* valley of tin* Arkansas river- It Is most re assuring to know how nobly your slate lias met the great emergency •lf the fisleral government can be of rhl tf» yon. pray, please don’t hesitate t«* advise me. because all the people of tin* whole country arc touched by s<»r !row ami distress which lias conn* t" Min jN-ople of Colorado.’ | Washington. June ft—President Har jdlug tislny Issued n request to tin* p<*o jpte of the United Stub's to assist by contributions. Tin* American Rod Cross in rendering alii to the people of Pueblo Colorado. Item use of flood conditions j I Imre. i Denver. June ft.—The mobilization of , j three more companies of the Colorado I national guard was ordered tfsiay by ; Colonel Pat Hamrock. in command of tin* military in the Pueblo flooded areas. Tin* companies to Is* mobilized .will Is* taken from lais Animas. Tai Junta ami Mnnznnnln. Pueblo, Colo.. June 7 All able-bodied citizens have hern ordered to go to work FOR YOUR INFORMATION It was noticed oil Decoration Day that—win’ll ilio Colors passed by— very few made any attempt to rail form t«* tin* traditions of respect due ' them- Mayls* mime of the people in Meeker don't know what they should 'do ns the national emblem passes and (this information Is for their benefit. Everylssly. isith men aml women, ' should stand at attention and the'men 1 i-lioiild remove their lints. Anyone in ■ 'Uniform should not uncover but should remain at salute until the colors have passed- Those who have been in the 1 service notice these breaches of pat riotic ellquette ami It makes them lose | pride In their community- Lets do hot ■ ter next time. | County Treasurer Shepherd is liav ■ ing the stone foundation to his resl > donee very tastily pointed up by the I only Cuthbert- iunder military direction, cleaning up tin* streets and removing debris of tin* Hood, miller nu order issmsl yesterday afternoon by Lieutenant Colonel Paul P Newton, eoiniuiinder under martial law. The pay-lias Im*cii llxisl at 43 cents per hour. The onler Instructed all sightseers to leave tin* city immediately iiikl exempt ed no Pueblo citizens from work order. Persons who refuse to work will Is* 'placed under military guard ami then required to work without pay. Topeka. Kiiii. June B—Officials of I hi* Saute Fc railroad announced today i Mint train servlix* Into Pueblo has ls*<*ii restored to the extent of getting food ami clothing into the city mill hauling refugees out. 1 Pueblo. Colo. June B—Orders were ! issued today by Colonel l’ntrick 11. Ilamrock. commanding tin* military ! forces here, to permit no persons to j niter tin* city- The colonel said that 1 railroads have been Instructed to no- ' <cpt ho passengers for this city mid patrols have been stationed along all roads filtering the city to turn hack pedestrians ami iiutoniohlh*s. Those having otlicial business here will l*e permitted to enter, however- Transportntion Is the city’s greatest need at pri*sent time, said Hninrock. BY AN EYE WITNESS Colorado Springs. June s—Tin* de vastation wrought, by lire ami flood at | Pueblo Is ls*yoml description, a mliug | jto c. S. Knilshack. formerly of this city, i i mm special agent of tin* Atchison, Top- : cka A Saute Fo rnilrwny at Pueblo. Mr ; Itnilshnch made his way to Colorado Springs by s)s*ciul Santa Fe motorcar, in an effort, to get into communication 1 with La Junta over tin* Union Pacific wires to order a special relief train t«» ■ • In* scene of the disaster. •Iltuidri'ds of lives wen* lost and mil lions of dolnrs in pro|s*rty were des troyed.' said Kiillshiich. ‘ the main hus ilness district of Hie city is gufli*d by tire anil water iiikl it. probably will uutvnr Is* known how many hundreds of |H*nplc |M*rishcd. •The entire resilience districts in sev eral of fin* lowlands were completely wi|M*d out. I s|s*nt the entire night with hundreds o! others rescuing women and little children from tin* flood anil my mind is so iM fmldlcd that I ran hardly j talk aliout the thing- It was horrible ! lieyond description. ■| saw several cheap frame rooming : houses topple over, pinugc into tin* rag ing torrent, each tilled with sccamiug women and children. The scene was sickening. ’I saw one span of the Fourth street bridge collapse ami go swirling down stroma with not less than 100 persons. iin*iW Worn On anil children on it. The loss of life must have Im*oii terrific ami I doubt if the exact uuiiilN*r of casualties ever will Is* known *l saw three rooming houses go into tin* torrent with lights lairing in every window- Scores of the occupants must have drowned like rats. ‘The business section was completely inundated. Stores, packing houses. bus iness places of all descriptions, were i flooded. j The greatest loss of life was in three (sections of the lowlands, inhabited most ( ly by foreigners—The Grove,’ near j<'lark’s Mineral Springs: the lowlands proper nml Pepper Sauce Ixittnms-’ I Mr Rnilhuch said at one time there was fifteen f«s*t of water rushing thro ugh the Sunta Fe yards. He declared the yards wen* completely destroyed. To add to tin* horror of the flood, tires broke out all over the city, not only in fin* business district, hut In many res idence sections. I Ex-Governor Bamberger of I tali lias !returned from the eastern financial centers where lie lias l*cen sounding moneyed men to finanii* his l lali- IColorado railroad. The road will he built, hut nothing will Is* done this year, although the road will Is* started |as sisni ns flnancial conditions Improve und that Is looked for next year. I It was generally thought that White j river had reached its peak for this year on the Inst day of May. but it 'appears that a heavy rain in the upper country Monday afternoon helped swell the stream to such nu extent, that 1 the fotnwlng morning the highest stage was recorded- Mrs. John Reimers ami Mrs Claude Kellners of Rio Blanco were among those registered at the Meeker Hotel this week. CRAIG REJECTS RAILROAD PLANS That tin* conditions nskqd l»y the promoters of the proposed ML Streeter Crnlg-Wamsuttcr railroad were impos sible to meet at the present time was ihe gist of the tlniil re*|s»rt of the Craig Commercial club’s railroad committee at a luncheon meeting at the Gihhl Eats cafe yesterday mam. The committee j was discharged with thanks- C A Van Dorn, chairman, outlined tin* work of tin* committee in tin* last two months, lie said that tin* railroad pro moters hail stilted that It was absolutely necessary for Moffat and adjoining comities'’to raise $2,000,000. This the committee derided was a physical Im- | possibility under present financial con- . • lit ions. I a counter prn|andtion made by Hie | I committee was limn'd down by the: j railroaders, who slim* tin* first have •stoisi put* on the two million amount. Mr. Van Dorn said that lie recently I went East to inquire inti* Hu* possi- I hi Illy of disposing of a part of this sec tion's pledge, hut found that Eastern banks nml brokers would tocucli none lof it 111 tills lime. Both Mr VnnDorn j mill F M Ph'iiMiint said Hint Motl'at and : Itoiitl counties would In* nimble to raise Ihe $50,000 monthly installments asked hv the J V Stryker Construction com tinny when actual ruction work .was commenced. | # *Tlu* ante is Just t<s» high for us.’ .Mr Van Dorn slated. ‘We could raise a I sum not to execcd a quarter <»f a million dollars. Hie committee figured, to Is* paid whi'ii Hie railroad was completed. More Ilian tills the country cannot do. without a grout lira in on the business linen mid farmers.’ Expenses wen* Incurred l»y the rali [ ronil <l*llllllllll*o <* the amount of $l3O. j C J Kennedy iiikl Russell Young wen* | limned a special committee to collect ( this amount | Yesterday's meeting was the last Coin uiereinl club gathering to Is* presided over by A S Hayes, who leaves Craig permanently about June 15. Mr. Hayes yesterday resigned as president ill tin blinds of Vhi* President Russell Young. Notice To Bidders Bills will Is* received by Hie State Highway Engineer* - of*Cotor»ih»r~until 2 p in. the 22il ilny of June. A D lft2l, ami will then Is? o|m*iic<l for the con struction of Colorado Federal Aid Pro ject No. 187. this lading the* grading, drainage and shale surfacing of 2-GAB ! miles of tin* Itlflc-Meeker Road in Ithi Blanco County- Blits must Is* on standard forms, en closed hi a scah*d envelope, mid lubel c<l: Tro|M*sul for the construction of Colorado Federal Aid Project No 187. The State Highway Engineer will not Is* res|smsible for tin* premature opening of. bills not properly lnladed- Bills win Is* received at. the offiii* of the Stati* Highway Engineer, Denver, < ’olorndo. A certified cheek or Bidders Bond for thi' sum of Fifteen Hundred Dol |,irs (SISO.INH payable to the State Highway Engineer must I*c deposited with all bids, anil receipt taken there for from The Chief Clerk: Bids will l»<* for the following classes of work: 1 5 acres of clearing nml grubbing 2 87IH cubic yards excavation i common) ist cubic yards excavation (rock) •I IHKJ7 cubic yards shale surfacing r» 14 cubic yards concrete Class *B’ it I 178 cubic yards ‘Borrow Fill’ 7 ft linear feet 1". Inch diameter culvert 8 17fl linear fi*cf IS Inch diameter corr- metal culvert ft 12ft linear fed 24 Inch diameter corr. metal culvert 10 3ft linear fi*d 3ft Inch diameter corr. met ill culvert 11 22ft‘l stn. yards overhaul Tlinc Iwing important, tin* date set for the completion of this work being given consideration in awarding this contract. Each proposal must Is* for ill! items to secure consideration and each prn- Iposiil will In* considered on fin* basis of the total of tin* Items, except that iscporntc bids wills Is* received for grading and concrete work when deem led advisable by the State Highway | Engineer. | Bids must Is* upon the plans nml s|s*i*i flea Hoik* on file. Alternate plans ior specifications will not Is* consider ed. | Plans and sped flea Hons will l*e on file In the office of the State Highway Department. Denver, and Hie County Clerk’s office. Meeker Colorado. The State Highway Engineer reser ves the rigid to reject any or all bids. Signed L D BLAU VEIT Attest: State Highway Engineer ROY F SMITH Chief Clerk jl 1-18 PRICE, FIVE CENTS THE ONLY ANSWER ! Will Meeker over amount to any thing? Yes when we get ii railroad • The fact that the recent proposed railroad fell thru wasn’t a surprise to j those win* have lived in the White River valley for the lust twenty-five years. Pri»|M*sitli*ns as gissl und better I have ls*en started ls*fore und have fal len thru—NOT liccauae the idea Is all wrong Inn ls>cituse of general financial depression or |ss>rly organized methods. Meeker will have a railroad sooner or Inter whether the people in this iminify want one or not- We believe that the I line has come when everyone in this valley Is for a rail road and the sooner we get it the ls*tter- Right at present there Isn’t the available money In build one—hut don’t let the status !i,f your pocket ImhiUs influence your I moral attitude. As simhi as financial conditions conn* back to normal the big gest series of development projects ever liennl of are going to take place In this country. Money is going to is» spent in every direction toward the expan sion and building-up of the vast West ern Empire. Do any of you think for one minute that capital is going In continue stripping for coal in Pennsyl vania and other Eastern states when there is gravy’ in the West? Hisrner or inter they will have to open up the rich ilcposites of tliis section. How soon they will undertake this and other big development il<*|s*nds on you people here in Rio Blanco County. There an other sections in tin* West that an* ns gissl |M*rhaps but. no better than ours. If you once ls'lleve in It yourselves you won’t have much trouble getting others to ls'lleve. You don't have to brag about the resources of White Rivet Valle*. They'll talk for themselves—if you will only let the outsider know they are her**. Spread the news you BOOSTERS- Those of you who do a lot of traveling 'im help a great ileal- Then* are thou -mails of |M*opli* roaming around the United Stall’s liHiking for just the thing we have in tills country. Even right now with money as tight ns it is, there an* many win* have it ready to Invest in tin* kind of a proposition we have to offer- Everylssly isn’t interested In int He, in agriculture In coal, and In oil l*ut .whew...von atop to coitajder the many ami varied Industries of this country, its pretty easy to find some thing that they are Interested in- Get this—we lire not trying to ped dle not air and we are not trying to get you to help ns in any such endeavor. The 11 ERA LI > litas always believed in this county and it always will. We've never Ini*ii sceptical hut on the other hand we’ve never Ishui guilty of trying to make either the people of the county nr outsiders Isdive there Is anything here that doesn't exist- Get behind the spirit of boosting and you’ll see a rail road into Meeker in the near future. We've got to have It. Sale Of Oil Shale Claims Home of tin* local •plungers’ in oil shah* In nls have fume out on top. but the rakc-rffs were not very large Messrs D Kirk Shaw. J W C Shepherd. Ilerl*crt Cordon.Dr Farthing. Clanl** .1 Wilson. Tony Wilson. Roy Graham iiikl II A Wlldliack are the latest to him* made a sale of a group of claims railed the Buckskin Nos. 1 to 2ft. which are loratinl on the south side of White river from Hay gulch to Pice a ini* creek- The assessment work on I hose claims has to Is* completed by July first und u gang of men with tools iiikl supplies leave tislny for the claims. Shah* will ‘fly* for the next twenty days on this group. Surveyor Shaw Is’lug In charge- Were They Pinched? A North Carol Inn preacher recently returned from a visit to England, and an eastern paper gives the following as part of Ids home-coining sermon: I hope you will not misunderstand anything I may sav this evening. That is a very easy thing to do. I recently saw a <*nsi* where two hino<*cnt dough hoys wen* grossly misunderstood- I was on the same ruhls»rneck bus seeing London with them- The Inis was crowded iiikl the two lsiys hail to staml up. They did not like it very well, but. they stissl up anyhow. They wero oom mcntlng on everything they saw. using regular United States slang and were having a gissl time. Finally two girls got renily to leave the bus. I heard one of them whisper f«• the other: ‘Ruth, watch those two American soldiers, carefully: and when you get off. face them and bark off.' *Why?’ asked the other girl anx iously. ‘Because*. Hie first girl whispered. •I heard oik* of them say: Keep your eye on those two girls; they are going to gel off: iiikl when (hey do we’ll pinch their seats.’