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Burlington trains please a greater number of travelers than any we know about. The reasons—they are handsome, comfortable, may be depended upon, and have dining car ser vice that just exactly suits. Burlington trains leave Denver for Omaha and Chicago: 4:35 p. m., 10:00 p. m. Kansas City and St. Louis: 1:15 and 10:00 p. m. Deadwood and Northwest: 8:45 p. m. Information about any trip any where is yours for the asking. J F. VALLERY. General Agent. 1039 Seventeenth St, Denver. COMINQ SOON WOUND & CLIP FORD BEBTHA CLAY s Present the quaint Comedy-Drama rAMOUS NOVEL The Unanlmons Verdict of 111 II I It York “A Substantial Success” TLinDMC - ™ I nunlit BHABACTER or THE STAGE TODAY A S(m| ActisJ C.is,aay Aa EUkontc Frodictlsa A Dlav Trup anna dora opera house l flay true Thursday. March 29th. To Nature 25-35 c. Reserved 50-75 c "ALL THE NEWS ALWAYS/’ ** The Delta Independent •• Gunderie. The first king of tlie Vandals was Gunderle, who ascended the throne In 406 A. D. Their last king was Gelt mer, Kll-334. The Willow. The willow has such a wonderful vi tality that, even when the Interior Is ito far gone from decay tnat ouly the ishell of the tree remains the appear ance of life In green leaves and foliage will still prevail. Iron Engagement Rings. Among the Egyptians engagement rings were always of iron, Indicating tlio mutual Maori lice of liberty. One of the earliest gcius used In the engage ment ring was the loadstone, which symbolized the force of attraction wiiich drew the maiden from her own family into another. Balbi's Great Work. The first great work on ethnology was Balbi's “Ethnographic Atlas,” pub lished in IS2O, which laid down the general principles of the science. Wild Oats. The seed of the wild oat seems to be endued with a sort of life of Its own. Wild outs, when held in the hand, will move about iu a manner that strongly suggests the motions of the lurvae of certain insects. The Walls of Baalbec. The cyclopean walls of Bualbec were defensive works built of stones so great In size that even the most elab orate engineering appliances of the present day would be taxed to trans port them. Some of these stones are sixty feet long by ten to twelve feet thick and of unknown width. Fire Engines. Fire engines were invented by Cte sibius 250 B. C. Pliny alludes to ma chines used to throw water on burning houses. The Hornet. The hornet Is mentioned In Scripture /Exodus xxlil, 28). It is alluded to as a familiar pest, CJod promising to send hornets before the Israe’ltes and there by drive out the nations of Canaan. The Tuberose. The botanical name of tlic tuberose signifies many flowered, on allusion to the numerousnes* of the blossoms on n single stock. The common name has reference to the tubular form of the blossom and the fragrance, which is considered to resemble that of the rose. The Ant Eater. The bird liuie trap, by which small birds are cauglit, is an imitation of the tongue of the aut enter, which Is cover ed with a sticky slime, by which ants and other small Insects are captured. Huge Turtle Shells. Tlie buge turtles tbat existed during* the youth of the world appear to hare Inhabited the foothills of the Himalaya mountains. The shells and bones of these extinct creatures, which occa sionally wash out of the ravines where they have been buried for ages, prove tbat they were more than twice as large as any specimen of the tortoise family which now exists. Shingles. A thousand shingles laid with four Inches of exposure to tbe weather are said to. cover 100 square feet of roof, nod Ore |x>uuda of shingle nails will be used In fastening them In position. For Cold In the Head. Cold in tbc bead is not only annoy* Ing, but likely to develop Into catariii. One tenspoonful of muatard dissolved in a tumblerful of cold water and used' ns a gargle three times a day will often effect a speedy cure. In more ob stinate cases equal parts of loaf sugar and pulverised alum used as a snuff' will give Instant relief. The Seriptural Fathom. The Scriptural fathom wae four cu blta, or about aeren feet three luchea. Brooms. Brooms nrc tnmle by both hand and ninchinu labor. The brooinmaklng ma chine la pronounced by expert a to be one of the marvels of tbo mechanic's art Spiders' Webs. The first ropeinuken were the spi ders, which spin a thread ho fine that, although It la composed of fifty or Mis ty strands, It Is, a dozen times smaller than the finest thread spun by the hands of men. Trajan. Trajan, the great ltomnn emperor, hail a Hummer palace which waa com pletely covered by the water* of Lake Neml. It waa 800 feet long, 2TO feet wide and 00 feet high. Thick Walls. The wall* of the castles built la Eng- I laud by William the Conqueror were of remarkable thickness. The castle of Uaatlnga and the keep, or round , tower, of Windsor have walla upward , of thirty feet In thlckneaa. Such a for tldcatlon waa impregnable against all < forms of attack then In use. Physiognomy. Tbe aclonce of phgalognomjr date* | from tbe writing* of Lavnter, who waa , born In 1741 and died In 180 L 1 - I Sea Water. The Innumerable ebades of blue anil green wblcb conatltute what may be called the natural color of oca water < are due to a creator or loan proportion j of salt bold In aolutton. The appear- . once of Intanoo blue la tbo malt of 1 the praeanco of targe quantities of I soHna matter. )• ELECT NEW CLERK. Woodmen of the World Choose Well Known Business Man to Fill Important Office. The resignation of A. E. Peniey as clerk of the local camp of the Woodmen of the World, necessitated the choosing >f another member to All his office, and jn last Tuesday evening Ur. Grover C. Gill, a well known young business man of Delta, was elected. Grover C. Gill. The Woodmen of the World of Delta have a large and flourishing organiza tion and the office of clerk is no mean position to .fill. In the selection of Mr. Gill to fill this office the order has sure ly made a step in the right direction. Competent, well liked and engaged in business where all members can easily find him when it is necessary, there surely could not have been a better se lection. t M. Cette Sells. An important business transaction was consumated this week whereby H. II. Obert of Atwood, Kansas, assumes the interest of E. M. Getts. The firm is now busily engaged in invoicing and final settlements will probably be reached by the last of the present week. Mr. Obert has been interested in Delta County property and progress for many years. Fifteen years ago he pur chased real estate in Delta County and although his original buy has long since been sold to other parties he has always kept an amount of money invested here, confident that the future of this district was assured. He now will , am* here in person and Delta welcomes him as a merchant and business man. He b a brother to W. E. Obert of the firm of Stephan ft Obert, well known throughout the county. Hr. Getts is undecided as to hb future course. He will probably invest some what in Delta land, and may engage in businesa again although at the present writing does not think he will. , The style name of the new firm will probably be Porter ft Obert. The Weather. Although this b March and the time of year in which one looks for stormy and disagreeable weather, Delta has been quite decently treated. A few snowy days and windy afternoons have been noticeable but the general weather has been all that could be expected. Several snowalides in the mountains have been caused by a breaking up of the intense cold of winter and quite a few deaths have resulted near the mines. The Camp Bird, at Ouray, b one of the unfortunate ones. There b a report that Grand Mesa has about eight feet of snow on top. Directors Med. The board of directors of the North Delta Canal met in regular session at the office of Judge Burnett last Satur day afternoon. Progress of the work in hand was discussed and the present fast development of contracts was ad vised continued. This company will throw enough land into cultivation near Delta to bring a hundred or more fami lies into the valley. The completion of the canal can not come too quick to suit everybody, the company included. “Pure water and plenty of it” b just what all of Delta b now cbmoring for. That b just why the Taxpayers ticket took it upon themselves to shoulder thb work for the people. Any other ticket that eUims thb to be their watchword i b clamoring after popubrity that be ' lungs to other parties. The voters are beginning to realise It, too. Pure water and plenty of it b what : the Delta Independent demands at the i sprit* election, and from lndicatiooe it | trill reoeive a downpour that will wash > the opposition off the Uat.- Denver Maws. LIST OF NOMINATIONS A list of Nominations for the various municipal offices of the Town of Delta, Colorado; to be voted on at the regular annual election to be held Tuesday April 3rd, 1906. ■ Tinu i nraiftht party ticket write wMia tke Weak apace iuudlattly kcrcmdtr tkc uat a( tfce party ywi win M rate far. I hereby vote a straight Ticket, except where I have marked oppo * site the name of some other candidate. If you have not voted a straight party ticket above place a cross mark. "X.” with ink opposite each name you wish to vote for in the blank space left for that purpose. If you have voted a straight ticket above, and place a cross mark (X) opposite any name below, such cross mark (X) will be counted for that candi date, and the vote cast for the candidate on the straight ticket for the same office will not be counted, except where there are two or more candidates upon each ticket for offices bearing the same name as in case of town trustees, in ad dition to the cross mark made opposite the name of the person you wish to vote for on some other ticket you must draw a line through the name of the candi date on your party ticket that you do not wish to vote for. For Mayor (Vote for One) WILLIAM R. GALE Tax p ayere > p^y Delta, Colorado. F. P. HUNT Business Mens’ Party Delta, Colorado. No Saloon Party For Trustees (Vote for Three) NEWTON H. CASTLE „ „ , „ , „ , , Tax Payers’ Party Delta, Colorado. L M. CONKLIN Business Mens’ Party Delta, Colorado. No Saloon Party CHAPMANS. GIBBS Tax Payer.’Party Delta, Colorado. LEONARD D. HAUSER Business Mens’ Party Delta, Colorado. No Saloon Party DAVID B. HENSLER Tax Payer,’Party Delta, Colorado. O. P. McCARTNEY Business Mens’ Party Delta, Colorado. No Saloon Party For Clerk i „ . . _ and Recorder (Vote ,or ° ne > I SAM H. McBRIDE Tax p» yeri > Party Delta, Colorado. LILLIE WILSON Business Mens’ Party Delta, Colorado.' No Saloon Party For Treasurer < Vot « f ° r one> WILL H. MATHERS Tax Payef> . p ßrty Delta, Colorado. GEORGE W. RIDLEY Business Mens’Party Delta, Colorado. No Saloon Party For Attorney < Vot ® for one) MILLARD FAIRLAMB Business Mens’ Party Delta, Colorado. No Saloon Party MILTON R. WELCH Delta, Colorado. Tax Payer.’ Party I, N. J. Bradley, Clerk in and for the Town of Delta Colorado, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and cor rect list of the Nominations for municipal office, to be Ailed at the Town election to be held in Delta, Colorado, Tuesday, April Brd, 1906, according to the certificates on Ale in my office. Given under my hand and the official aeal of the Town of Delta, Colorado, this 22nd day of March, A. D„ 1906. N. J. BRADLEY. | TOWN CUUtK.