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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XXXVIII—NO. 4. DISTRICT COURT PROCEEDINGS. The Court took a recess till Ootober 9th in order to allow counsel to ap pear Id a number of important cases. The People ys Ralph Dorr. Bur glary. Dorr failed to appear and bis bond was forfeited. In the case of John Gregg, defend ant was fined S2OO and oostsand given one day in jail. The People vs Harry Atkeson. Lar ceny of live stock. Found guilty and fined S9O, and 60 days in jail. Sen tence suspended. People vs Dan White. Charged with passing short ohecks and false pretense. Passed until October term of oourt. CIVIL DOCKKT. Thomas Webb vs Sarvis Lumber Co. Judgment for plaintiff in full, amount claimed. Virgil H. Wilson vs Frank Greg ory. Verdict for plaintiff. Miller Creek Ditch Co. vs J. D. Miller. Injunction made permanent More Rain. The eleotrical storms which pre vailed (most every day) for nearly a week, came to an end Thursday ev ening when a very heavy rain in gen eral all over this section, set in and kept np for several hours. We don’t know of any damage it did, but among the good accomplish ed was the laying of the dust and packing of the race track on the Fair Grounds. An Expensive Piece of Road. The “Battle Mountain Road," thru Eagle River canon, at Red Cliff, will be open for travel on or about Octo ber first . This road is a link in the Ocean-tc- Ooean Highway, aud has been about the mosMxpensive piece of road con stfoction la Colorado. It was blast ed through solid rook for the entire dlstaioe of six miles, and cost $60,000 per mfle, or SBOO,OOO for the entire six miles. The-old road over Battle mountain was the most dangerous In the state, and bad to Its credit (of its discredit) a large number of deaths, and the name of being the grave yard of “fli v ere” and super-sixes. The Municipal White Spot. Other cities oonld well afford to take a lesson In vital municipal tac ties from ever-growing Los Angeles. It Is a city th<l Is not run by any corporation or by any class, or by a few millionaires or freaks, or by the churches or by organised vice. For a long time it has been the one great white spot of the nation, where there was a continual stream of pros perity on tap and where people seem to want to go. It Is an open-shop city where any cltlsen can undertake almost any thing legitimate without fear of boy cott or strike, or being picketed or ruined. In Los Augeles good wages and good business conditions prevail. Any man can hire his neighbor to build# house or a sidewalk or mow a lawn on any terms they can agree on without consulting a walking hell raiser. Senate Passes Bonus Bill A Washington dispatch, under date of August 81st, announces that the Senate has passed the Bonus Bill. It now goes to the House under conference. Both bodies will "jocky” with it until after election. C. H. Crockett accompanied his sisters to the railroad Sunday morn log after a very pleasant visit. They .were very much pleased with this country. Frank Goeder, pioneer Rsngely set tler, spent a few days at the oounty seat this week, and took in the Coun ty Fair. Good Bargains In Children’s Hose, Bloomers, Underwear, etc. a96 The Toookbv. Monday Is Labor day. Senator Hiram Johnson won in the California Republican primary. Our stores report business as good and conditions generally Improving. Mr. and Mrs. Parrotte of Wlnde mere Lodge were Saturday visitors. M. Villa of upper Strawberry, ex changed greetings with town friends, Friday. Hugh Jones and family of Buford, mingled with town friends during the week. George Alchers and family came in Thursday, fora visit with friends and relatives. St. James Guild will meet with Mrs. Vlotor Moulton on Thursday, Sept 7th. All members urged to be present Tom Soott does not olalm to be the prise gardener of Meeker, but he can carry off a blue ribbon when Itoomee to raising cucumbers. The campaign managers of Messrs. Sabin and Sweet are presenting the merits of their favorites In the prop er manner, namely, through the ad vertising columns of the state press. John M. Hulett came in from Cali fornia this week, and spent a few days here attending to business mat ters. Mrs. Hulett accompanied him as far as Glenwood, where she stop ped to visit relatives and friends. A remarkable phenomena was wit nessed by Meekerltes early Wednes day morning, when a beautiful rain bow appeared over the hills (appar ently) just west of town. A smart rain was coming down, In town, and the valiant sun was shining. Game Warden J. D. Cllnard came In Wednesday morning with about 190,000 fry from the hatcheries at Glenwood Springs, and placed them in the river near the K-T ranch. This makes about 170,000 fry placed between here and Marvlne this sum mer by Mr. Cllnard. Oscar and Mrs. Shehorn returned from Denver last week after taking In the Merchants Carnival. While In Denver, Mr. Bhehorn purchased a fine line of sundries, novelties, toys, etc., and says The Meeker Pharmacy will have the finest display of holiday goods ever brought to Meeker on dis play this fall. Judge Herbert Gordon showed that he belongs to the progressive element of our citlsenshlp, when, last week, he planted about a dosen blue spruce trees along the street line of his resi dence property, on Sixth and Gar field. With Luther White (who Is a tree man) be went Into the up-river country and got his trees, which will average over five feet in height. Rev. Philip Nelson arrived in Meeker, Wednesday, and will re main here till Monday morning. He will preach at St. James church both morning and evening tomorrow. The reverend gentleman was warmly re ceived by Ills many friends in town. He is on his way to Portland, Oregon, where the general convention of the Church is to be held September Btb. To be selected as a delegate to this great gathering is a high honor. The open season for hypocrites Is at hand. The woods will be full of them, and it behoves the voter to keep an eye on them. For the candi date who Is sincere in his belief In prohibition and who practices it as well as preaches it, we have nothing but the most profound respect, and for the candidate who does not be lieve in it and has the oourage to say so we have at least, no orltiolsm aud mayhap a lot of reepeot, but for the candidate who announces his fixed adherence to the eighteenth amend ment and the Volstead act and vio lates both on every oocaslon we have nothing but the deepest soorn. God save us from hypocrites and moral cowards.—Weld County News. MEBKER, COLO.. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 2. 1822. RIO BLANCO COUNTY FAIR OPENS UNDER AUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES RESULTS IN ROPING CONTEST. Next wsek, we expect to have the results in nil contests, and list of premium winners. The most important event yesterdny was the roping contest. Following are the winners In this event: Tom Berry—Time 98. First prize. Herman Roark—Time .ho. Second Prize. Ted Smith—Time 81 2-5. Third prize. Thursday night's heavy rain put the track in good condition, nnd ev thing points to a successful program alt along the line. Grand Valley 2, Meeker 7. The Grand Valley ball team arriv ed In Meeker early Thursday morn ing with the determination of win ning back some of the laorele loot on several previous occasions. They pat up a good game but the Meeker boys proved too much for them. Zediker, the first man up for Grand Valley was hit by a pitched ball, stole seoond, went to third on a pass ed ball and came home on Arm strong's single, Graham striking out three men In this inning. In the seoond, Blue got on on a fumble by Fran Rea, stole seoond and came home when Charles Rea overthrew first after handling John son's grounder. This ended the run getting for Grand Valley. Meeker soored one In the first when Glen Soper drew a base on balls, stole second, third and home. In the third, Fran Rea came thru with a single and came borne oo a wild throw to seoond. In the fourth, Phelps flew out to to short, C. Rea laoed out a 8-bagger, Ball got on on a fielders obolce, both being safe, Johnson bunted and beat out the throw which was wide, an error on the catoher, Graham got a hit, Marshall hit a hot one past the the pitcher between seoond aud short. F. Rea and Glen Soper struck out. three bits and four runs. Meeker added one more In the sev- , enth on 2 hits and a fielders choice. The Grand Valley boys are a good bunch and played good game of ball. GRAND VALLEY AB R H PO A E Zediker, c 8 10 6 o 1; Cox, 8b 4 0 0 1 6 0 Armstrong, If 4 0 2 0 0 0 Conner, lb 4 0 1 II 0 1 j Klnkaid, 2b 4 0 0 0 4 01 Bowers, rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 j Balnter, rf„_ 10 10 0 o Blue, ss 4 1 0 5 8 0 Johnson, of 8 0 11 0 0 Baum, p 4 0 0 1 8 0 88 2 6 24 15 2 MEEKER AB R H PO A E Marshall, rf 6 0 10 o 0 F. Rea, 2b 4 115 2 1 G. Soper, cf 8 10 2 10 E. Soper, If 4 0 0 0 0 o Phelps, lb 4 0 2 7 oo C. Rea, ss 4 12 0 II Ball, 8b~ 4 10 1 2o Johnson, o 4 1 1 12 1-1 Graham, p 4 2 3 0 4 0 86 7 10 27 11 3 The score by innings: 128466780 Grand Valiev 110000000 2 Meeker 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 *-7 Summary—Earned runs, Graham. C. Rea; 2-base hit, C. Rea; 8-base hit C. Rea; bases on balls, off Baum. I: sacrifice hits, Charles Rea, Baum; j struck out, Baum 6, Graham 12; left! on bases G. V. A, M. 6; hit by pitcher j Zediker, Johnson, G. V. Umpire. J. A. Rea. There was considerable objection to the oharge of 76 cents to see the ball game several having bought sea son tlokets to help support the ball dob which were not honored at the gate. The Fair association and ball team should work together to the best Interests of both. The Craig base ball team will be here tomorrow to play the Meeker team. They have a much stronger team than before and it will bo some ball game. Remember the American Legion is backing the ball team and 4hey need your support. The game will be called at 2 o’clock. Every body Boost. The First National Bank has offer ed a purso of $lO for each game won by the Meeker team during the Fair. The admission to the Craig-Meeker game Sunday will be 85 cents. There should be a good attendance at this game. The Legion has been to con siderable expense in maintaining the team this summer and the Fair asso ciation has donated the grounds for this day. Let’s Go. BETTER RURAL SCHOOLS. It is generally felt in country dis tricts that rural school teachers should work to make country life seem at tractive to their pupils. But the ob jection will be raised that many of these teachers are quite young, they Ijave had but little experience either of life or of teaching, and they may not be in a position to sway young people in a manner lying somewhat outside the scope of ordinary text book work. Also many teachers are young girl# from cities, who expect to teach a ' year or two in small towns and then I goon to large places. They may not 1 themselves be very sympathetic with country life and perhaps are secretly longing to get away therefrom. A teacher who is not heartily in ac ' oord with this idea of working to | make country life attractive is not i well qualified to teach in a rural j school. Normal schools and other iu ! stitutiqns that prepare young people for teaching should make it clear to these young folks, that when they go into a rural school, it is their first business to work for country life and to make couutry life seem attractive to their young people. If they cannot get that point of view they should stay in the cities. Most of them, though, would get it very readily if it was urged upon them. There should be some little hand book prepared for the use of teachers on the subject of country life, that should show them how they can make their children enthusiastic for the rural community of the future. The schools have a great task be fore them to preform this mission. Everything possible should be done to encourage the young people to take hold of little enterprises of their own and go in for boys aud girls agricul* | tural aud home making clubs, so that j they shall early got good ideas of■ rural development. LOST-Hip boot on river road. 1 Return to Meeker Garage. Reward.’ s2-tf. j AsThk Hkkai.d force was pretty busy this week on official work, wo had to cut down on our local matter. This section of tho county was vis ited by several remarkable electrical displays during the past week. Final Closing Out Bargains Now at Thk Tooohkv. Subscribe for Thb Hkrald. The poultry exhibit was a credit able oue. Lower Yampa river had a big dele gation in attendance. The surrounding neighborhood was well represented at the Fair. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hausser of Strawberry took in the Fair. The porker exhibit was good enough for a Missouri county fair. Craig and Hayden wore well billed at the Fair for their coining events. The Fair is growing in popularity, as is evidenced by the good attend ance. The Ladies Riding club made a very creditable appearance at the Fair. Tlie hog display was the best yet, but the cattle display was not as good as last year. The ladies have an excellent dis play of needle and fancy work in the Rooney hall. George Hahn was among the Rangely people who attended tlie Couuty Fair. Mr. and Mrs. Moulton and Miss Mary, arrived from Steamboat Wed nesday to take in the Fair. Mr. aud Mrs, R. S, Rail came down from their summer home on Marvlne creek, to attend the County Fair. The County Fair had two day of favorable weather, and the prospects are good for another favorable day. I'iceance was represented, among otiiers, by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ralston; Mr. aud Mrs. Gerald Old land. aud Mr. and Mrs. Walter Old land. The largest number of contestants in the history of such events here took part In the roping contest. The calves were frisky aud it was hard to get 'em. C. B. and Mrs. Parker aud tlie children were in this week visiting Grandpa aud Grandma Shepard, of lower White, and, incidentally tak ing in the Fair. The Colonel Is now stationed at Pueblo, as one of the state's top-notch stock Inspectors. Distinguished Visitors. Hon. Roy A. Davis, speaker of the present legislature, aud Dr. C. F. Stougli, both of Colorado Springs, were in this week, under the chaper ouage of Claude ltees, who led them into the big trout, belt, where, among lesser ones, they took away with them one 7-pounder aud one 5-poundor. Both geutlemeu are booked to come again. Mr. Davis is strongly in favor of the legislature appropriating sulll dent funds to build a number of fry retaining ponds along White river. ST. JAMES' CHURCH Twelfth Sunday after Trinity. Holy Eucharist 7:80 a. m. . Holy Eucharist and Sermon 11:00 ( Evening Prayer and Sermon Bpm! The Rev. Philip Nelson, former priest in charge, will officiate at both celebrations and will preach at tlie 11 and 8 o’clock services. Church school will be resumed Sun- - day, September 10th. The REV. STUART CUTHBERTSON, B-A., C-d’E., Minister in Charge Mr. E L CUNNINGHAM Lay Reader School opens Tuesday. See tlie ad 1 of The Meeker Pharmacy in this is sue. They are having a special 10- day sale on everything in school sup- , plies excepting text books. ■ Wholesale Prices on lamllcs Coats. Thk Toooery. Nels Hanson was among the Straw berry people who spent a few days In town during the week. Father—“lf you want to make a ’ hit, my son, you must strike out for yourself.” Son—“You’r mixed in your talk, dad; if you strike out you can't make a hit.” PRICE, FIVE CENTS DECIDE TO GO FORWARD. Returns from all school distriote In the county are now in excepting Ridgway, and this will not ohaoge the result more than 8 or 4 votee, as only 4 votes were cast at the May election, aud these 4 were against the bond sssue. From the figures given below It #lll be seen that the qualified taxpayers of the county are decisively In ffcfror of giving the rising generation all possible advantages In the way of ed ucation—thus in favor of the forward movement as advocated by Thk Herald. The late vote presented some strik ing reversal of opinldln; thus in the May election, Meeker school district cast 166 In favor of the bond iswe, And 75 against; at the late election there were 126 in favor of the bondla siie aud 26 against.. In May, Miller creek district cast 1 vote in favor of and 10 against; now the vote stands 3 for and 3 against. In May, Fioe ance cast£G votes for and 28 against; on this occasion the vote stands 4 far and 5 against; and it was pretty much the same all down the line. No. District For Againet 1— Meeker 126 98 2 Coal (’reek 18 98 3 8 2 4 Rangely 4 19 6 Powell Park 0 16 6 Piceance 4 6 7 Buford 2 IF 8— Miller Creek 3 8 o—Angora 0 8 10— Ridgeway • 11— Pyramid 6 12— Flag Creek 0 8 13— Strawberry 4 • Joint No. 6—Pinnacle 178 11$ Death of Griffith Jones. Garfield couuty newspapers An nounce tlie death of Griffith Jones, who iiad been a resident of Glenwood Springs for many years. Deceased was over eighty years of age. He was a Leadville pioneer, aud been prominently identified with tlie early day mining development there. Later he moved to Garfield county aud held various railroad po sitions until advancing years- caused him to retire. Mr. Jones was well known In Meek er where he was a yearly visitor to tlie home of Mrs. Reuben Oldlaod, Ills daughter. He was a man of strong individu ality and was held in much esteem by a large number of friende. Mrs. Joe Julian and baby came In from Glenwood last Saturday, on a brief visit to her father, Mr. E. E. Fordham. and brother, Arthur. The railroad strike is still on and seems no nearer settlement than weeks ago. Club Hates To teachers and students for board and rooms at the Royal Cafe, a26-s 10 Mrs. Maude Wki.ij*. Methodist Church News This is the last Sunday of the Con ference year. The pastor would be especially glad to see every member present next Sunday. The sermon subjoct in the morning will be “A Harvost'Scene.” In the evening, our last servioe to gether, the sermon will be preceded by a song service and special music. Tho sermon subject will be "Four Happy Years." A welcome and a cheery "Come Again” awaits you at the Methodist church. Champion Peaches The Hue running peach, ex tra quality. Get them Intha orchard at Itullßon. near Rifle. ■HI S. B. POTTER. *