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THE RAILROAD SITUATION Park Seems to be Cen -1 ter of Attraction at Present. L.H.P.& P.cind S.& H.Schedul ed for 1908 and Are Pushing Work. A rumor to the effect that the Uuion Pacific is trying to force the L. 11. P. & P. to sell out its holdings to that com pany is denied by President Miller, who states postively that no offers have been made by the Uuion Pacific, and that the Laramie Plains lino is not only going to ho pushed into the Park but will be built on over into Routt County in 11)08. Grading on the line of survey from Cen tenniol to Walden is being pushed as rapidly as i>ossible by the company, but President Miller states that when the estimates for the work are all in it is the intention of the company to lot the work of grading to contractors who will fin ish it in short order. The Saratoga & Encampment Co. are making excellent progress on their road from Saratoga to Encampment, and this road also is scheduled to build into the Park in 1008. This line is constructed in a manner that would would lead one ; to believe that is not always intended for a branch line. The grade is well i ' built, the rails of the heaviest steel, and ; the culverts of stone and cement. To anyone conversant with railroad build ing it looks like a through lino, and the I revival of the Denver. Yellowstone <fc 1 Pacific talk gives creilouce to the idea ; that the S & E. is but a link in the chain from Denver to the Pacific. ; — ! . ] 8 LIVERY and FEED STABLE*! H. Loucks, Proprietor. g Everything from a Single 'Buggy to a Coach- and-Jour. | | everything! I—in Harness— From a Hames Strap to a Set of Made-to-Order Harnesss. £ Harness, Harness Supplies, Straps, Halters, k Bridles, Bits, Buggy Whips, Buckles —in k fact Everything you Need in This Line and k i THE PRICES ARE RIGHT V ■< > 5 Have a Complete Stock of Fly chfets —just [ the thing to protect your Horses in Haying. f 3! Harness Repairing, Leather Work of all k «* Kinds, Shoe Repairing. j* .■* C \ J. R FOX 3 Handles the Goods. |£ THE NEW ERA In God We Trust; All Others Cash, or Good Security. Working Placer Ground. Word comes from Clover Valley to the effect that M. .J. Caprou and two men from the Yampa river country are working in the old placer diggings in Clover Valley, and have struck some pretty rich gravel. Considerable preliminary work, in cluding the construction of a ditch, has been accomplished the past few months and the erection of table apparatus for washing the gold has made it possible to save not only the coarse gold but the finer grades as well. It is said that several very advantag eous offers have aloeady been made for the ground by outside parties, and some very encouraging news is expected from that section soon. The ground that is being worked is in a locality famous as placer diggings before the settlement of the Park, part ies coming in and working the ground during the summer, fighting Indians be tween times, and returning to chiliza tion in the winter. One of the main difficulties exi>erienced in these early workings was the difficulty in saving any but the coarse gold, the finer gold being washed through the sluice boxes. Sold the Horse. Frank McCasland was up from Cowd rey Tuesday looking for Joe Teague, a man who has been in the employ of Wm. Norell, to recover a balance of S2O on a mare which Teague had sold for Mr. McCasland and had failed to turn ovor. The mare was on the range ovor on the west side and Teague was to have taken her down to McCasland at Cowd- ' rey Monday, hut stoppod in Walden and disposed of the animal to D. K. Smith for SOO. lie then telephoned to McCas- ■ land that he had sold the mare for SSO 1 and would deposit the money in the 1 bank here. While McCasland thought ! SSO was a small price for the mare, he agreed to the sale and told Teague to keep $5 for his trouble. Suspecting t liatall was not as it should 1 be Mr. McCasland came to Walden and found that Tcngno V»«d -»old the mare 1 for SOO instead of SSO, and had deposited hut S4O for him in the hank. lie man* 1 aged to catch Teague at the Hardy ranch ! WALDEN, COLORADO,, OCTOBER 10, 1907. by telephone but lie refused to make , good and pulled out at once for the Wy > oming line. As he had a good start it j was useless to attempt to catch him, so , McCasland let the matter drop. Haystack Burned. . Friday afteruoou a haystack, coutaiu , iug about twenty-two tons of hay, be , longing to Charles Riggen caught fire from some fox tail which Mr. Riggen was burning, and while strenous efforts were made to save the stack, all but four or five tons were burned. A number of men from Walden assist ed in the work and about midnight Fri day night they had the fire pretty well out and a portion of a bench contain ing about seven or eight tons was tlio’t to bo safe. Mr. Riggen kept watch of the fire and thought it was under suffi eieut control to leave Saturday evouing. He had put iu Friday afteruoou, all that night and all day Saturday without sleep, and started to the house that ev oiling about nine o’clock, but had not reached home when the fire broke out anew and he put iu a good part of Sat urday night working with it, and man aged to save the remainder of thebench. Mr. Riggen wishes to extend his sin cere thanks to the men who helped him and did such strenuous work in trying to put out the fire. N«w Telephone Directory. A new directory of telephone sub scribers on the Walden exchange, com pleted up to October 15th will be here in a short time. This directory will be of considerable benefit to subscribers ‘ iu the matter of reducing time in mak ing local connections. Every telephone * in the Park has a number which not on- ly indicates the line which it is on but ‘ also the number of rings which tlio sub * scriber is to answer. * On all lines one ring is for central. The ojierator always answers by saying * “number?” When you are answered in s this way tell the ojierator the number * wanted, hold tuo line uutil you are an- * Hivarnd. nr tlu» toHn yvn -tTjp 4 line is busy, or out of order, or they 1 don’t answer. Then if you don’t get satisfaction kick like Sam Ilill, but [ to the manager. Ho is supposed to N know all of your troubles in the tele- phone line. \ Had Rib broken. , Theodore Cook bad the misfortune to j bo thrown against and out of a hay rack * Sunday at Emmet Lee’s ranch, in such i a manner as to break a rib and bruise ' him up considerable. j Q Mr Cook was helping thresh at Lee's > f and was driving a wagon with a hay rack on it when the front bolster came * off. The rack fell to the ground in such j 1 away that it was turned completely over, * Mr Cook getting considerably the worst 1 of the bargain. Dr. Fischer was sum j moned and fouud a rib broken in bis 9 right side, making a very painful wound. The doctor fixed up the injury and Mr. Cook was later taken to his homo where he is recovering as rapidly as could be <; expected. , Making Loveland Friends. U < H. N. Wheeler, supervisor of the Med- . ioine Bow Forest Reserve in Colorado, j was in Loveland friday, says the Regis ter. 5 Mr. Wheeler is an enthusiast in re- gard to the forestry work, and has many interesting things to say concerning it Among other things he tells of a trail j over the range that the government is making over the range that is of such an easy grade that it might he turned into a wagou road at small cost. It would ' connect Estes Park with both North and Middle Parks. Such a road would be I of much benefit to Loveland and should receive encouragement from the Love- i land people. School Notas. There is now a total enrollment of J * twenty-one pupils in Miss Maine’s room. Miss Ella Caprou has been absent from !■ school two days this week on account of a severe cold. i There has been several visitors at the school this week. We hope more people will take an interest in the school and l make us a call. Friday afternoon the pupils of the t “grammar school” organized a literary society, and a program will lie given ev ery two weeks on Friday afternoon. Marry Stout was elected president of the society, Miss Kloise Mosman, vice t president, Miss Ellen Norell, secretary and Miss Ruth Riddle, assistant secro tary. The name of the society decided , * upon was “The Columbine Literary Si» ciety.” | i PUT OUT FIRE * , Forest Officials and Settlers Take Care of Fire in Middle Park. Sunday, September 22, a Mr. H. M. Wise, of Missouri, allowed his camp fire near Fraser, Colorado, to spread into the surrounding timber. This fire was dis covered by settlers and together with the Forest officials in that section of the country worked all night Sunday night and finally succeeded iu subduing the conflagration. When Mr. Wise discovered that his camp lire had caused trouble, he did not inform anyone of the fact hut immed iately made plans to got out of the country. After registering iu the hotel at Fraser he went to Granby and stayed all night. From there he went to Den ver and telephoned back to Frazer for his grip. The Forest officers together Earl M. Cranston, United States Attor ney, Deputy United States Marshal Highland, and United States Commis sioner Hinsdale of Denver, worked up the evidence and securod the arrest of Mr. Wise. He was placed under bond to appear berore the Federal Grand Jury. MARKET LETTER Denver Union Stock Yards, Oct. 7 Inquiry for good cattle was strong last week and the market closed 10 to 20 cts. higher. Receipts wore heavier than any previous week this fall but proportion of choice cattle was small. Good beef stuff or all kiuds was scarce and not euough here to meet packers’ demands. A few steers brought $4.00 and one small lot brought $4.75 hut few got above $4.30, a bunch of good Routt coun ty steers going at this price. Fair to good fat steers sold at $3.85 to $4.25, t|iqpidi arc u notable u p to $5 and even better. Good cows were also active. Some fancy heifer grades brought $8.50 to $3.00 with choice Middle Park cows at $3.40 and bulk of pretty good killers at $3 to $3.25. Fair to good cows brought $2.05 to $3, medium kiuds and stock cows $2 to $2.00 and common cows down to $2. Bulls wore firm at $2.30 to $2.75 for hulk. Veals also in good demand, best light weights bringing $4.25 to $5.25. Feed er and stocker supply was heavy hut few good bunches included. Buyers were here in large numbers from Nebraska, Kansas, Northern Colo rado and other points. All waut good fießhy steers, of 1,000 pounds and up and prices closed strong. Today’s receipts were 1,000, market steady here, though lower east. Activity on Elk River. The completion of the Moffat road to Steamboat Springs in the near future is causing activity in the mining camps in that section, oue property on Elk River some thirty five miles from Steamboat, owned by Oatus Farrar and others, hav ing put in a complete plant of hoisting and developing machinery, including air drills and other means of facilitating work. The power being furnished by water. A new wagon road has been built to Steamboat and the product of the miue hauled to that point. The property lias a good vein of gold and copjier. LOCAL PICK=UPS Thomas Vils was in from Owl Monday. John Johnson was in the city Satur day. Wm. Dawson was in from the Platte Sunday. J. T. Shippoy wasiu from Higlio last evening. Elmer Mallon was in Sunday from ; the Platte. 1). F. Sudd nth was in Monday from the Canadian. George Clark and wife were in town last Thursday. Sam Carden was a visitor from Owl creek Sunday. Mrs. David MacFarlane was in from Hebron Friday. Mrs. Wm. Kerr was in town from the ranch Saturday. Ralph Burnain, of Laramie, was in the city Monday. Charles Brown was in Walden Sun day from Higlio. John Anderson was in from tlio upper Illinois Sunday. John Kimmons was in from the upper Michigan Monday. Tom Hargraves was registered at the Park Hotel Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Harve Lampman are iu Laramie this week. Miss Sofio Erickson was in the city Monday from Higlio. Jas. Allard was in from tlio lower Michigan Saturday. C. C. Fliniau was in from Higlio on business last Friday. Charles Devers was a Walden visitor Friday from Higlio. H. L. Baugh was in from his ranch the first of the week. Charles Wiuscom was in from the up per Canadian Sunday. John T. Mitchell was in from the Higlio country Friday. George Taylor was iu the city Satur day from the west side. Jas. Taylor, sr. was in from the Heb ron country Wednesday. Ralph Coggins was a Walden visitor Monday from the Case ranch. Robert Bradfield lias been suffering with rheumatism the past week. Charles Brands was registered at the Park Hotel the first of the week. Mrs. Geo. 11. Manville and daughter Ella were in from Hebron Friday. Wm. McKenzie was a Walden visitor Sunday from the upper Michigan. A. A. Hunter moved into the residence of Mrs. Martin the first of the week. Frank Murphy of Spicer was in town Saturday returning home Monday. <- «■*-*■*• v * Ho is helping on the fall roundup. J. B Siebert was in Laramie the first of the week looking after business. T!e park hotel Tom Don, Proprietor. Headquarters for Business men, Tourists, Hunt ** ing parties, and in fact everyone wishing first class Hotel accommodations, j* o* o* ■* o* Best or Meals, Table Service, and Comfortable Rooms. Walden - = Colorado - - - ! - - ■ ■ - —-i I CENTRAL LIVERY AND [ FEED S T ABE J. C. TIMBREL, Proprietor. C Good Horses, first class Rigs and reliable driv- fC ers. c* Horses Boarded, c* Best of care ?■ taken of Transient Stock, e* c* <* e* BALED HAY AND GRAIN FOR SALE Walden, Colorado. vv^vyyyvyyyvyyvyvyyyyvyA VVYYYYYVYYV\TYYYYVVYVYA I LARAMIE JEWELRY (*O. \ Louis Miller, Mauager. j DEALERS IN Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware and 1 Optical Goods. Watches, Clocks and j Jewelry repaired by skillful workmen and J warranted. jj 1 Laramie, Wyoming. NUMBER 32. i K. J. MncCallum and Mrs. Eva. Ker mode left on Saturday's stage for Lara mie. Lars Larson and Andrew Olson were , in Saturday evening from the Larson ranch. E. J. Norris went out to his ranch yes - terday with James Caudle to measure the hay. J. C. Timbrel made a trip to Pearl Tuesday morning, returning the same evening. Wm. Wiuscom was in from the Mich igan Monday and Tuesday attending to business. Charles Black went over to Zirkle yes terday afternoon to measure the hay on I i is ranch. Tom Don, wife and children left Tues day for a business and pleasure trip to Fort Collins. Mr. Arnold, of tlio John Thompson Grocery Co., of Denver is in the Park for a vacation. If. Loucks lias purchased the Riggen bay from Charley Riggen. The bay is second to none in quality. A. C. Deweese returned Sunday even ing from a trip to Laramie after groc eries and other winter supplies. Jack Taylor of the Laramie Drug Co. came in Monday evening for a weeks visit with friends and relatives. Harry Capron, who lias been driving on the Laramie-Walden stage line, is now working for Archie Hunter. E. J. Kilburu lias moved bis family into the Brands cottage and will send his children to school this winter. Roy Small, S. C. Small and Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Small, of Fort Collins, were registered at the Park hotel Monday. M. 11. Beckett who lias been assisting in the Timbrel iivery stable is now driv ing stage on the Laramie-Walden lino. Ralph Coj'to of the Cox-Jones Commis siou Co., of Denver, was a visitor in Wal- Roy Woods and wife, Arthur Capron and wife and Carl Duvall, were in from the coal bank Tuesday' and Wednesday.