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THE DELTA INDEPENDENT.
TWENTY-THIRD YEAR—NO. SJ7 A Warning to Evil Doers. The ••sensational gambling raid” made recently by Night Mrrshal Price has earned for him a name and he is being commonly called around town, •‘Billy Pinkerton.** While he could not produce evidence sufficient for prosecution it still remains that he made the raid and from the information he evidently has been giving out to a local paper, more properly known as the * ‘yellow peril*’ it is his opinion that the city attorney does not know as much about prosecution as he does. If the city} council could only be made to recognise his real worth and appoint him city attorney and also police judge he might be able to accomplish what he seemingly desires. The “yellow peril” has insinuated that the officers had known that gamb ling had been going on in this room for some time (Mist, when as a matter of fact the room was not rented until one day before the “sensatio;ial raid” oc curred, which of course only adds another feather to the cap of the ever alert night marshal, but also brands the insinuations of the “yellow peril” as false. This room, w’hich is a small one was rented for a sleeping room and the occupant claims he invited friends to his room where they were playing a frienly game of “sluff” and that the door was not even locked. This should at least be a warning to the evil doer for there was nothing lacking in this case but the evidence. The night marshal had no right to make an arrest of this kind without a warrans, as there was no disturbance and it is generally believed that the town would have been liable had the men submitted to arrest and been locked up. An officer should be vigilant, but when it comes to making arrests that are themselves unlawful, and with put evidence to sustain him he is cer tainly going off **balf cocked.” Cattle Market Shows Improvement Denver Slock Yar'sO;t. 16. —A I markets noted a s.ight improvement last week, although the advance was not very material. Eastern markets were quoted steady to strong with instances of u ten cent advance. There was a good many cattle here, but any thing desirable sold readily as there was a good demand. The market closed steady to a shade higher on good stulT and barely steady on the common kinds. Very few beef steers were included in the week's supply and packers were unable to get what they wanted. The ilemand, therefore for light weight steers carrying plenty of fat is excellent. I'ows were plentiful, but choice ones rather scarce. The best on sale were only good enough to bring 82.70 with the bulk of the fair to good at $2.35 to $2.65 and medium cows around $2.00 to $2.30. Sales below #2.00 were numcr- 1 ous on account of poor quality. Bulls j sold well as the demand is very good. $2.20 represents top for the week. ] Veals were also higher with the best at $4.00 and one bunch of light veals this morning at $4.50. It was the same old story in the feeler and Stocker market. There were a good many steers here, but plenty of buyers for all of them. A number of the big eastern feeders now have buyers stationed here and are buying all they can get. The small feeder is also well represented and a large number have been here from the eastern states during the last week buying all the way from one to a doxen loads each. Dealers also had plenty of orders and the result was a good, active market for anything at all desirable at rather better than river prices. Best atoers sold around #3.65, freight paid, and #3.65 Hat with the bulk of the pretty good at $8.25 to #8.46 and medium to fair at #2.90 to $3.25. Trade today was active here at prices fully a dime higher than last week’s close notwith standing the fact that river markets were reported weak. THE TOWN COUNCIL Gets Busy and Transacts Some Important Business. Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was held last night with the mayor and all trustees present. Mr. Landry and Mr. Morgan were present and protested against the water rate on barber shops, the matter, with other complaints, if any, was referred to Ordinance and License committee, to be reported on at next meeting. Judge Welch, representing Joe Rol lins, was present and stated that Mr. Rollins would stand by his proposition made some months ago, for settlement of hia claim for water at coal mine. On motion his proposition was accepted provided large enough pipe be laid to conduct water from spring for both Rollins & Kuhnley mine and one-half interest be quit-claimed to the town. Waterworks committee reported that in their judgment seperate tap was not necessary at lot 18, block 10, in Crotser building. Two motions to put in seper ate tap were lost. The Hose company was represented and presented a new nozzle they had tested end found all right, which they desired the board to purchase at $35. The matter was referred to the Fire committee with power to act. Aggrcment between town and Mrs. Anna Hopkins settling all differences relating to tap and use of water pre sented and accepted. Ordinance making levy of 20 mills for town tax for next year passed. The lumber purchased for repair of old tank, was turned back to the Grand Mesa Lumber company to dispose of for town. Question of settlement of amount due W. R. Johnson am loan refereed 4? the financial committee. 1 Bills to the amount of £434,63 were 1 allowed. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. KumUbrd hr Ih-I'h Cutmir Atmmrl Coin: Any. Real estate transfers fur week end- I ing October 17.1905. U Sto John A. Jamison, patent to nw' 4 se 1 , sec 26. Tp. 15 SR 92 W, 6th P M Smiley M Carter to Harriet R Jamison. W D nw> , sc* | sec 26, Tp 15 S R 92 Con. *135 Prank C Hcpworth to Eliza J. Womack QC D to Howard reservoir. Con. *1 J A Rovaart to Wm Smail W D to lots 21, 22, 23 and fraction of 24, block 4, Rovaarts add., Paonia. Con. *ll3 Charles J. I,ippcrt to Anthony Bruton, W D part of sec. 12-15-96, n 4 acres. Con. *SOO Equitable-Securities Co. ct nl to Daniel P. Cook, daed s l , ne’ 4 and so 1 A nw> 4 21-15-96. Con. *1,400 Daniel P. Cook to Frank V. Bean W D st» ne‘ 4 nnd se‘.| nw> 4 21-15:96. Con. *I,OOO Mary W. Charlton to Catherine E. Springer, W D lots, block 1 plat “A" Cedaredge. Con. *l5O Delta Investment company to Jennie Bear, W D lot 15, block 8, plat “B” Delta. Con. *ls William S. Butterbaugh to T. J. Wyatt, W D part of sec. 26-15-95; 52 acres. Con. J3.6C0 Arthur B. Ellison to Albert N. Myers, W D uwX nw>s 29-14-92. Con. 15,000 John N. Lance to Mary E. A. Lance, W D se.lt swJt 1-15-95. Con. *1 Wilson B. Stockham et al to Mary M. Blanchard, W D lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, block 5, Stockham Bros. Add. to town of Ccdrrcdge. Cou. *2OO lasts Crew al II |k Altitadt. Sugar beets grown at an altitude of 7,800 feet took the prize at the Glen wood fair for containing the greatest amount of saccharine matter. Investi gations have boon made in that section which proves conclusively that beets are the very beat crop for high altitudes. THE UFFICIAIi PAFSIR OF DELTA COI’NTY DELTA. COLOBADO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1005 Overland Canal Completely The Overland canal which is tvjHter land* in the vicinity of Payns'S is at last being finished up. This was begun some six years ago sad i.s owned mostly by those having Jpul under it, which amonnts to some iOO acres. It will add many new and wK>f perous homes to that section of Btltu county. Womans’ Club Meeting. | The first regular meeting of the Woman's Club will he held at the) me of Mrs. Will H- Mathers Monday ■ jfht ( October 23, at 7:30. The Club hat de cided to spend the year in the stud r of the history, geography and liters ure of Colorado. •* ' All ladies interested in literary #ork are cordially invited to join the d|ub. A large attendance is urged for Mon day evening, that the work may fcfcgin auspiciously and some important IP*-* ness be successfully transacted. Following is the program to begfrec: “Geography of Colorado"—Mr*. C. E. Gray. “History of City and County of Delta’’ —Mrs. George Stephan. “Agricultural Products of the state -Mrs. N. E. Clack. Music—Mrs G. C. Wilson. Mun fiscs Is the “Fes.” E. M. Johnson, president of- the defunct Fidelity Savings associated of Denver, was taken to the peniteraary Monday to serve a three-year sentence He was convicted for making falM^re ports of the financial condition of Ae institution and therebv swindling 'de positors out of many thousandfe* 4>f dollars. SduaMlsp Trial Bcfias. The irtal of Helen SchmSAftp gun in Denver Monday for the killing of her husband on July 9th. Mrs. Schmidlap sent for her husband to come to her room and after a quarrel shot him dead. It is claimed that she went to Denver with the avow*ed pur pose of killing her husband, who had failed to support her and had tried to induce her to lead a life of shame in order to support him. Advertise* Letter List. Letters remaining uncalled for in the postoffice at Delta. Colo., for the week ending Oct. 20. 1905. Ralph Butler. R. ForriBter. Mrs. G. Q. Wallace. Miss T. H. Williams. Yeargin, J. M. In calling for above letters please say "advertised.” ELLA NEW. P. M. Hyde Will Tell. Janies Hazen Hyde, the deposed vice ; president of the Equitable Life Insur ance company, has agreed to return to i New York City and tell what he knows about the misuse of the company's funds. It is thought that some very* startling disclosures will be made when • Hyde goes on the witness stsnd. The Lvxury of the Bath ®ls wholly wanting unless the Bath Room is supplied with cer tain necessary articles. Ourstock of Bath Room essentials are as complete as the alphabet. Bsth Brashes Soaps Toilet Water Violet Oouoooia and Coiopnes form a list from which nothing canbe missed without discom- THE SEATON DRUQ COMPANY, Delta,a Progroaslve Praacrlpilon Druggist'a. The Brand Law. I In view of the fact that many stock men are still using unrecorded brands on their stock, thus being deprived ol the benefits of the present stock laws, ( it is deemed advisable to call attention to the following synopsis of some of the provisions of the present stock laws: Section 2 of the bresent Brand Law provides that, in all suits at law* or in equity, or in any criminal proceeding, when the title to animals is involved, or property to be proved, a certified copy of the record of the brand shall be prima facie evidence of the ownership of such animal by the person whose brand it may be. Section 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the present Estray Laws provide that, when any person shall take up an estray, a writ- j ten description of 3uch animal shall be mailed to the Secretary of State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners at Denver. If the name of the owner can be determined from the state Brand Records, he shall notify him of the tak ing up. In case the owner can not be determined, a description of the estray shall be published etc. If said estray is not claimed within ten days after the last publication of the advertisement, it shall be sold and a bill of sale given to the purchaser. Such bill of sale shall be a legal and valid title to said estray. JAMES COWIE; Secretary of State. Redaction Sale. To reduce my large stock of fall and winter hats I will give a ten per cent discount on each hat and will give a fancy pin with each hat. Have human hair goods, band bags, collars, hairpins. ; garters. Remember! the Delta Millinery in the New Brick, opposite the Golden Town Ataaost Wiped tat By Hre. The entire business section of Neder 1 land, Colorado, was almost wiped out by fire last Friday morning. The fire ! started in a rooming house and spread , so rapidly that it was soon beyond 1 control. Exposition Mill Pay Dividends. | It is now stated that the Portland exposition will pay its stockholders a dividend amounting to nearly forty per 1 cent. This is. perhaps the first in ! stance where an enterprise of this kind | has ever paid out. National League Wins ChawpiouslUp. In a series of baseball games played between the New York National and the Philadelphia American League teams for the championship of the world the Philadelphians failed to score for four straight games. Yellow Fever Gradually Decreasing. ; The yellow fever at New Orlears has gradually dwindled down until the ' total number of new cases per day is | less than a dozen. TAKES BOTH GAMES. High School Defeats Grand June tion in Football Game—Girls Win at Basket Ball. The crowd of rooters that came up from Grand Junction last Saturday saw both their high school football and basket ball teams go down to defeat. The football game began promptly at 2:15 and hardly five minutes had. elapsed before the Deltaites had by snappy end plays succeeded in making a touch-down, by kicking goal they had six points the best of the playing. When the team lined up again from the kick-off, the Delta boys gradually took fhe ball down the field, but this time j every inch of ground was stubbornly fought for, but Anally a Delta man got i around the right end, ran thirty yards j for a touch-down, but failed to kick off, ! After the ball was put in play again the two teams swayed to and fro in the center of the field until the first half ended. The Grand Junction team seemed to play better in the second half and took the ball to Delta territory from the beginning and after fifteen minutes of play had the ball on the five-yard line. Here the home team took a brace and held the visitors for downs "and carried the ball back towards the center of the held when time was called, neither side making anything in the second half. The contest ended with the score stand ing 10 to 0 in Delta’s favor. At half past four the girls represent ing the Grand Junction and Delta high schools faced one another and the basket ball game began, it being agreed that the game was to be played in U r minute quarters, In the first qaaxxei the visiting team made a basket fnm in the second quarter neither team made anything, but the third proved lucky for Delta and a basket was made from the field, which gave them 2 to 1. Another basket was made in the same manner just as time was called, but was not allowed. In the fourth quarter both sides made a place basket which made the final score 3 to 2in favor of Delta. A reception was given at the K. P. hall in the evening in honor of the visi tors and all announced that they had had a good time even if they did get scooped in the high school contests. Twtuty-Oae Injured iu a Wreck. Twenty-one persons were injured, two seriously, in a wreck on the Mis souri Pacific near Kibum. sixty-eight miles east of Pueblo at 6:30 Monday morning. Train No. 7 from Kansas City encountered a broken rail and the chair car, tourist car and sleeper *'Ne pcsta” were overturned, rolling on their sides. Stele Tax Four Mills. At a meeting, in Denver this week, . of the state Board of equalization a tax ! against all property in the state was placed at four mills. The railroad comapnies recently requested that property values be raised in certain | counties where they were paying from sixty-five to eighty-five per cent of the j taxes. This the board did, but also raised the valuation of the railroad property in the same proportion. Dell a is not one of these counties. Sumner Excursion Balts via Dates Pacific. To all Missouri river points, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Omaha, etc., and in termediate points east thefeof to and including Memphis, St. Louis, Peoria, Chicago, Milwaukee, Duluth, St. Paul and Minneapolis. May 26, 28; June 2, 4,5, 9, II and 12 and July Ito 10 in-, elusive at One Fare Phis 2 for round trip. Final limit October SI. J. C. Ferguson, Gen'L Agt., 941. 17th St. Denver. 1 PRIC E FIVE CENTS. Fight at Olathe Dance. Charles Sewell, who went to Olathe last Friday night to attend a dance, got into a difficulty which culminated in something like a rough house. Ben Gaines, whose wife Mr. Sewell danced with several times, it seems became jealous and attacked Sewell on the floor while dancing, striking him on the back of the head and again as he turned. Sewell pulled a gun and struck at Gaines, who caught the blow on his hand, which was quite severely cut and bruised, when friends interfered and stopped the melee. Both parties Were fined for the disturbance to the amount of about $30.00. ; High Five Party. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kistler entetained the High FJve club last Wednesday evening a dainty lunch was served and a very pleasant evening spent by those present. Those there were Mr. and Mrs. Will Chiles, Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Welch. Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Gale, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mathers; Mesdamea J. F. Sanders, C. E. Mower J. W. Sanders, and Miss New. Argument in Burton Case. The hearing of arguments by Judge Vandevanter of the United States cir cuit conrt on the demurrer of United States Senator Burton of Kansas, to the indicement charging him with hav ing used his influence in behalf of the Rialto Grain and Securities company of St Louis, before the postoffice depart ment, was begun Monday at St. Louis. Mr. Burton was remanded last spring after his case had been sent back by tne Supreme court, and the indictment charges him with knowingly receiving compensation vrhile a United States senator for services rendered in a rsso cnen pending an which the govern mat 1 wiiT InterestXt!5gnkg Chicago, counsel for Burton declared that the indictment fails to charge that Burton knew or the case then pending against the Rialto company. He con tended that the word “knowingly'* in the indictment only extends to the qu estion of his having accepted compen sation, and that it connot be extended i to be an allegation that Burton knew of the case pending - Attorney Haynes argued further that while the indictment alleges that Sen ! ator Burton agreed to receive compen ! sation for his services, it does not set : out with whom he agreed. The indict | ment, he argued does not specify as to * the services rendered or when services were to be rendered. It Is alleged by the indictment. Hay* nes stated that the question being in vestigated by the postoffice depart ment was whether the Rialto company I had violated section 5480 of the crim j inal statues. The only power that makes such an investigation is a court and if the postoffice department was making such an investigation it was without right. Senator Burton was present in court and sat quietly beside his counsel. HOUSE OF COMMONS ATTACKED. English Journal Declares It Does Net Do Its Duty. It is commonplace to-day that the House of Coiroirr.s Is degraded. It has lost Its authority and Its frcstlsc. It has suffered itseli year alter year to be bamboosled. deceived, hood winked. It has voted away enormous sums without adequate inquiry or guarantees for their return. It has allowed huge peculations to be made under its very nose and it has col luded with the official efforts to screen the criminals. It plays into the hands of ministers who for years are carry ing on a game of equivocation, evasion or. to speak plainly, of falsehood. The House of Commons does not do Ite duty, does not want to do Its duty and does not care how long ministers may wriggle and maneuver so long as thej will stave off the dissolution. When the majority have got to that state of hardened selfishness It Is not easy to find a remedy for that which U car* rles in the bones. Whether n new house and a new speaker can care Iff resales to be seen.—The Positivist.