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THE DELTA INDEPENDENT.
TWENTY-THIRD YEAR—NO. :*T Public Invited to Attend. Stockholders Meeting of the Delta Dressed Meat Company will be Open. While the meeting of the stockhold er* of the Delta Dressed Meat company is ostensibly for the purpose of electing officers there will be many matters of much importance to the enterprising citizens of Delta transacted- This is purely a Delta county enterprise and all who are in any way interested in the packing plant or its welfare arc request ed to attend. Delta people, especially should turn out to this meeting which will be held Tuesday, October 31st, and leam for themselves the true status af fairs. The plant is one of the best equipped in the state for its size und? we understand, is all payed and rerdy for operation. Delta is so situated that it can ship to all points of the western slo|>e with ease —being almost the center. Even if for awhile the plant only supplied this section of the state this alone should be a good foundation uiion which to build up a business that will extend to the surrounding states. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. Furttlfthed hr llslu Coumy C«.n>i«iijr ( Heal estate transfers for week end- • ing October 24.1906. Charles V. Nutter et al to Hamilton V. , Hinton, W. D. part of Delta townsite. , acres Con. 12.500 , Joseph Hogrefe to J. P. Treat. W D nw! 4 se>i 34-13-94. Con. SI,OOO Joshua O. Maddux to Daniel S. Bald win OCD eH »w’ 4 and sw» 4 hw> 4 and ne l 4 ne‘ 4 21-51-11. Con. SI.OO , DanMS. Baldwin to Hannah ram. W D,ne' 4 nw> 4 21 and eX sw» 4 and hw' 4 se* 4 16-51-11. Con. SI,OOO William C. May to E. F. DeC. raff edreid ! W D »w’» ae«, 22-14-93. Con. $1,200 Edward DeGraffenreid to Stark Bros, QC D part nw' t se* » 22-14-I*3. ('on. 1 ! S2O Jtweph Meek to Alice W. Fridricy W ' D nw' * nw*4 24-14-93. Con. $1.200' U. 3. to Marthu A. Vaucken, R R nw» 4 « n^‘ 4 16-13-94. Con. S4O JJg. Beck ley, county trcaMiror to M. yFairlamb, treasurer's deed, se. I .* **w‘ 4 - &nd s-t sc 1 * 29 and sw' 4 sw 1-4 22-15-95. ¥ Con. sl2 W James C. Peterson to James A. Langs ton, et nl Q C Dswl-4 swl-4 24, nwl-4 > nwl-4 25-14-92. Con. SI.OO ■ William F. Duke et al to Martha .1. Pace, W D iota 23. 24 and 25 block 3, < Hotchkiss. Con. SI.OO ' Annie Hutchinson to Charles W. Pace, et al W D lots 2,3, 4 and 5 feet lot 5, ( block 11, Hotchkiss. Con. S3OO J Charles W. Puce to Martha J. Pace. W I) lota 2,3, 4, und 5 feet of lot 5 blk. 1 11, Hotchkiss. Con. sl.oo' * Martha J. Pace to B. F. WoodrinK. et ' ul W D, lots 2. 3, 4 and 5 feet, block 11, Hotchkiss. Con. sl.oo' James M. Haley to.lames W. Moroford. W D lots 16 and 17, block 3, Haley’s | addition to Paonin. Con. S3OO Howard G. Fletcher et al to Emma B. ( Archer, W D, swl-4 sol-4, 36-14 95. . Ccn. $4,000 ' Suiter P.ilcrus Wimi Cue Qsuhtd. 1 ' Senator T. M. i’nttorson, owner of 1 1 the News-Times Publishing company,, 1 appeared before Chief Justice (iabbert 1 1 in Denver Monday morning attended : 1 by counsel, and (llml a motion to quash the informations which are standing against him in the supreme court charging him with contempt of that ( court by reason of certain articles and , cartoons which were published In one of his papers last spring. The date for ths arguments on the motion to quash was Axed for next Monday at lOo'clock. The state will be represented by At torney General N. C. Miller. Each aide will be given two hours and a half. • Hriefs must be A led at the same time. Shooting ’Em Up. The Shooting: Tournament of the Western Slope Rod and Gun club began yesterday morning and some fairly good shooting is being done. In the novice shoot Dr. Macomber won out after shooting off a tie with W. A. Laurie. The club members event of 15 targets #1.00 entrance for sweep—stakes was won by W. A. Cloud 14 birds,with Fred King second with 13. Fred King won the go’d medal pre s*ntedbythe Hunter Arms Co., and did the best shooting of the day and made the phenominal record of 18 out of 20doublets. On the rifle shoot W. A. Cloud won the first shoot and Harry Mathers the second. In next week’s issue will appear a full account of the tournament and the winners as the shoot is continued today. A New Rival. “The Standard Oil Co. has a new rival in California a competitor which is said to be backed by millions with connections in Europe and the advan tags of water transportations. The transaction which brought a competitor of the Standard Oil into the field was the sale of the controle of the Western Oil refiining and Manufacturing com pany’s plant at Ricleo, Coasta county totheLiebes brothers and Henery J. Crocker, who comprises the new concern. The plant cost $75,000, but it is to be enlarged to more than double its cap acity, the new owners contemplating an expenditure of as much as $250,000 on the works. “It is believed that the new plant will be erected in the oil fields of Santa Barbara county, where the Liebcs own between six and eight thousand acres of producing oil lands. These fields ;*lV'*eer the coast whither oil will be piped in largo quanities. (Mt Express Csapaay Meetiap. The cnnual meeting of the Globe Ex press company was held October 18th in the office of the Denver 4 Rio Grande Railroad, Denver, and the fol ! lowing directors were elected for the ensuing year: Gecrge J. Gould, E. T. Jeffery. C. H. Schlacks. Jesse White, J. W. Gilluly, J. F. Vaile and J. B. Andrews. It is announced that the Globe Express com pany has signed contracts with the new Western Pacific whereby it will have the exclusive franchise to operate over that road. The same company will succeed the Wells Fargo company on the Rio Grande Western as soon as the latter's franchise expires: Cslsrado Wins 410 Prizes. Commissioner-in-Chief White of the Lewis and Clark exposition was re cently informed that in the mining de partment Colorado had won 29 gold. 18 silver. 11 bronze medals and and had re ceived 103 honorable mentions making a total of 161 prizes. The state re ceive! 1 249 medals in the agricultural department making a grand total of medals received at the Oregon exposi-1 tion of 410. Mr White also received information that the Colorado exhibit would be shipped tomorrow morning. He also stated that the $15,000 which was appropriated would pay all the ex penses incurred by thejeomission during the life of the fair and would also pay the expense of returning the exhibits to the state. Advertised Letter Utt. Letters remaining uncalled for in the poetofflee at Delta, Colo., for the week ending Oct. 27, 1906. Albrecht, Mr. and Mrs. Carl. Brown, Arthur, (2). Ensign, F. O. Smith, C. P. Wier, Mrs., 921 S 18th. In calling for above letters please say "advertised.” ELLA NEW. P. M. the official paper of delta county DELTA. COLORADO. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 27. 1905 SO THAT PEOPLE MAY KNOW Something About the County Printing and Why the Commissioners Have Refused to Send the Tax List Abroad to be Printed. COUNTY RECORDS WILL DISPROVE STATEMENT OF LYING NEWSPAPERS Last week’s North Fork Tim®* con tained one of thfc most senseless tirades against the county commissioners that ever disgraced the columns of the rankest of yellow journals. The arti cle is so devoid of common sense that one could only imagine such rot as coming from a badly cracked Wad This attack is made simply bmuse they have learned by experience that it does not pay to send the tax list away from the county seat to be pub lished. An experiment of this kind was tried three years ago when the tax list pra.' given to the Times at a very low bid. While the Times did the best they ceu’d the list contained so many errors that it had to be run over and the county lost several hundred dollars. This delay alone cost almost as much as it would have cost to have had it printed here at the county seat at the full legal rates. This is not all—the county officials made a big roar on account of the extra work thrown upon them by the inconvenience of hav ing the work done twenty-five miles from the county seat considerable extra expense was incurred in their offices. The Times man says that when the tax list was printed three years ago in that office that they held the (ready set) which could be used lo advantage at this time as the deMwfrfrJ ents will be practically the same. In ! excusing the editor of the Times we j will say that he was not the editor of j that paper three years ago ami has, never set a tax list and does not know j anything about it or else he would not | make such a ridiculous statement for ] in fact it is about three to five time- as much work in ••re-hashing” a thing of, that kind over as it would be to set it up. In claiming that the tax payers are being robbed the article states that the Times could publish the tax list for a great deal less than this paper has offered to do the work for, yet th- bid put in by that paper last January was twenty per cent more than the rate at which the tax list will be printed by the Independent. By the time ex- \ penscs similar to those incurred hen I the Times last did this work, is counted in, it would have cost the taxpayer' i>e- i tween 60 and 100 per cent more to have j had the Times do this work at Hotch kiss, at his own bid, than it will ’ ere at the county seat. Now, this is the way the taxpayers are being robbed. The editor of the Times does not care s “tinkers d— ” for the taxpayers, but would like to secure the county printing and it is what he would get and not what it would cost the “dear people** that he is kicking about. Mr. Getts is the only commissioner The Luxury of the Bath ((X .• s/r 7} Is wholly wanting unless the , %y '■ Bath Room is supplied with cer tain necessary articles. Our stock A pf Bath Room essentials are as bjS < complete as the alphabet. /ggr~L/ \ lath Brashes Soaps Toilet Water Violet Oaannto and CoJojoes form a list from which nothing c>l,^e m * BBe< l without discom- THE SEATON DRUQ COMPANY, MtM Prograaalva Proacrlpiloa UranM'i. on the board who occupied the position i when the printing was awarded to the Times three years ago (although the Times man says he wasn’t) consequ ently he is the only one on the board that knows from actual experience the , money and inconvenience that it cost Delta county. Many states have laws which provide that work of this kind shall not be tak en away from the county seat, and the framers of such laws hold that it would be much easier for a county officer to j take his records and books away from the county seat and do the work per taining thereto than it would be to send I the legal printing away to outside towns According to the size of the delin quent tax list of Delta county this pap er printed it last year in less dimension than it has ever been set and we have contracted to do the work the present year for 20 per cent. less. The fact is that every paper in the ( county wants this printing, and al ! though to send it away trom the county ( would mean an expense to the tax t payers they are condemning the com missioners. • when what they have , done in regard to this matter is to the very best interest of the taxpaying cit izens of Delta county. If those who disbelieve this statement will only look ijip the records and see the way thye J cheap bidders have swelled the tax list f j in years past they cannot help but be I' convinced. Now, about the present tax list in re- I gard to which so much fraud and graft * has been charged this paper will agree Ito do this work free if it cannot be I shown that it is the cheapest that it , '■ was ever before printed in Delta county. ' ' If this is true, then the present board has has acted more ecomonical. in this ' matter than any previous board of county commissioners, and yet they are : • j villified and charged with being dishonest |. simply because they have had the cour- j age and honesty to act in the interest ;of the whole people instead of these abusive newspapers. The taxpayers have paid over 100 per cent, more for this work than is being : paid this time and then there were no I charges of f raud and dishonesty. MO.OM Increase in Farm Products. It is claimed that the farm products 'of Colorado for the present year will be *BOO,OOO more than last year. Canal Worked By Contract. The Panama canal work may. in a great measure, be let to private co-ope J at ion and individual contractors. It is understood that the United States gov ernment favors a portion of the work, at least, being contracted. Town Attorney Denies Statement. Town Attorney Stewart came into this office last Friday and emphatically denied the statement that he had said there was no doubt but that gambling was going on in rooms situated immed iately back of this office and says it is a lie of the whole cloth. Mr. Stewart made this statement without so much as being asked about the matter. In fact the owner and publisher of this pa per did not believe that Mr. Stewart had made such a statement when it was read in the “yellow peril”—that itself wasproof concinving. An editor and publishers who owns no interests in a paper can afford to say things others would not. Work at Leon Lake Progressing. Champion. Cm la red ui*. E. F. Graham, president of the Leon Lake Ditch & Reservoir company, was down from the lake Monday of this week and states that the work of re pairing the damage caused by the cave in last summer, is getting along nicely and the timber is to be put in substan tially. The weight of the ground over the cave-in is being taken off by making an open cut which will prove beneficial to the company for years to come and the expense of excavation is very light. The tunnel inside the timbers will be three feet two inches by six feet two inches and the timbers used will be no smaller than ten inches square with six inch lagging, sets three feet apart. The present aim is to get all the timber hauling done before snow bothers. Eight men are now employed or. this work. Beaver 6 Kio Graide Molds An boo I Meeting. The annual meeting of the Denver & Rio Grande was held in Denver on Tuesday. October 17th. Only one <rf tfnvs 1 tors, Edwin Gould succeeding William * H. Taylor, who filled the office last year while Mr. Gould was abroad. Following is the personnel of the board as elected: George J. Gould, Edward T. Jeffery. Winslow S. Pierce. Arthur Coppell. Mortimer L. Schiff. Edwin Gould A. H. Calef, Charles H. Schlacks. and Joel F. Yaile. Officers of the company will be elected at the forthcoming meeting of the board in New York. Mother's Meeting. A very interesting Mother’s Meeting was held last Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Gibbs on north Meeker street. The subject “Shall we have a Double Standard of Morals forour Boys and Girls?.’ was discussed and papers read by Mrs. Mary Shepard. Mrs. Hast-1 ings and Dr. Cushman and Mrs. Gibbs gave an instrumental solo and Margaret Little recited “How Mrs. Hennessy Saved Her Boy.” Refreshments were j served and a very enthusiastic meeting reported. Jerry Simpson Dend. Ex-Congressman Jerry Simpson, of Kansas, died at Wichita. Kansas, Mon day morning. He had been in very bad health for several years and for the past ten days the end had been expected at any moment. His death was brought about by a complication of diseases, the most severe of which was lung trouble. From Const to Const in tS Honrs. The Harriman special bearing Miss Alice Roosevelt and party left San Francisco Monday afternoon with h schedule of 65 hours to New York City, which is the fastest time ever attempt ed across the continent. ♦ ——... •ow t* Cart Csru i*d lulus. First, soak the com or bunion in warm water to aoften it; then para it down ae closely as possible without drawing blood and apply Chamberlain’s Pain Balm twice daily, rubbing vigor ously for live minutes at each applica tion. A com plaster should be worn a few days to protect it from the shoe. As a general liniment for sprains, bruises, lameness and rheumatism. Pain Balm it unequaled. For sale by Pooplaa Pharmacy. PRICE FIVE CENTS. CHARGES OF GRAFT. On Gunnison Tnnnel Work Dis- Proven by Chief Engineer. “The report in an afternoon paper' several days ago that a gigantic steal is in process in the boring of the Gun nison tunnel at Montrose and that fla grant extravagance exists on the part of the engineers in charge, is so mani festly unjust, and the ignorance of the writer is so apparent that it is unworthy of serious notice.” This is the reply that was madj by I. W. McCounel, the enginesr in charge of the Uncompahgre project, more com monly known as the Gunnison tunnel. The article claimed that the engineers were exaravagant and that Orman and Crook were awarded the contract for excavating and completing the south canal, although a farmer named Samuel Treals bid **2,300 less than the contrac tors. “Every step thit we have taken has been under the examination and ap proval of the chief engin *er at Wash ington, the finest expert in the country, so that any attack on the intergrity of the engineers is an attack upon him,” said Mr. McConnell. That is not worth consideration at all. “In the bids for the south canal work the government called for bids for the canal completed, or from the mouth of the tunnel to the mouth of the canal. Treals b.d on both the excavation of tiie tunnel and the concrete work and afterward filed a written statement say ing that he expected to be paid extra for the concrete work. This made his bid amount to over $24,000 more than Orman and Crook.s. It showed that he was even ignorant of the meaning of |the specifications and it was partly on score* that his bid was rejected. “It is also claimed that the tunnel will cost $81,340 a mile for its twelve m:les of length. Even if this was so it would not be an eveessive price as the tunnel will turn a streame larger than manny rivers into the agricultural dis tricts and in doing this we have to over come a grade of 274 fee: fxo n the mouth of the tunnel to the mouth of cancl. Such stupendous work of course costs enormously. We expect the ca nal to cost about $650,000. Divide this by twelve and it makes the cost of tha canal per mile a little over $54,000. “The writer also says two-thirds of the Gunnison head 1,300 feet should have been diverted into Cedar creek. This creek is merely a little ditch al most dry and the water, if turned in would wash out the whole valley.” Mr McConnel is in Denver to pur chase machinery for opening another head in the construction of the tunnel itself. He has arranged for the ship | ment of between $6,000 and 67.000 worth l of air compressors, pupms, tracks and dars next week. i There is now about 5.000 linear feet |of the tunnel completed. The west tunnel, or Montrose side, is in 1,500 feet. The east tunnel, or river side, is in 2,000 feet, while the tunnel being driven eastward from the shaft on the Montrose side is in 1.400 feet. When the new machinery arrives an exten sion will be commenced from the shaft westward. Mr. McConnel says that he expects the tunnel to be done in time for fall irrigation in 1908. The government expects to complete the project for several thousand dollars less than the lowest of the bids which it recently rejected. This was #1.541,000. Jury Mu|nu. Mrs. Helen Schmid lap, who was on trial in Denver laet week for the kilUiy of her hueband last July, has been tent back to jail to await another trial. Thia was brought about by the jury not agreeing on a verdict. A majority of the jurors favored acquits!.