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THE DELTA INDEPENDENT.
XXIV YEAR—NO. 28 DELTA COUNTY PRAISED lowa Man Who Recently Pur chased Land Here is an En thusiastic Booster. BEST FRUIT FROM COLORADO. Se bn ■!( Sisei City Ctamiuloa lout. Neat Other Wilted Whew it Is the Market. The following letter received by one of the prominent real estate firms of Delta from a man who recently asso ciated himself with others in the pur chase of over 000 acres of Delta county land, simply goes to show what people think of this country when once it is brought to their attention. They go away filled with enthuiasm and shout ing the praises of a spot on the earth's surface that is surely a favored one. Now, Mr. citizen of Delta and Delta county, what kind of a growth do you think we are going to have here the first thing you know, with practically strangers going back to their former homes and preaching the kind of gospel this letter contains? The only reason that we haven’t the country crowded with real estate buyers at the present time is that only a few easterners know anything about this country- But they are going to know about it and sooner than some of you Dcltonians realize and the first thing you know there will be such a growth on here as you never dreamed of. And not the least interesting part of the letter here referred to is the state ment of the commission Arm, Haley A Lang, that Delta county fruit was the best they could buy any place. The way they missed it in not buying an orchard is also quite interesting. But read and see for yourself and then get busy helping the newcomer to boost your own country. The letter follows: . Dear Sirs: —I am back on my native heath once more, and have been telling my fellow citizens fairy talcs about the productiveness of Colorado fields and orchards, creating serious inroads upon my hitherto unblemished reputation for truth and veracity. However I will have induced some of my friends to make a trip through your country, for we are certainly "stuck" on that country and the glamour does not decrease with the distance we arc from it, but rather the contrary. Last night, without disclosing the fact that 1 was personally interested, f asked Mr. Lang, of Haley A Lang, one of the biggest fruit commission houses in the West, with. establishments at Sioux City, Omaha, Ft Dodge, Aber deen, Dead wood and Sioux Falls, where their best fruit came from, and he said, most emphatically, "from Colorado, around Palisade and Paonia." He said the Surface Creek and Ccdarcdge coun try was as good as the best and would soon be recognized as the real center of supply; that when the Colorado fruit was ready they couldn't handle any thing else; that California fruit was'nt in it for a moment beside tho Colorado product, which was, without qualifica tion, the finest in the world. Ho said a couple of years ago he and Haley were offered a fruit ranch at Paonia for 922,500, current crop to go with the deed. They took four weeks to con sider the matter and then wrote the owner they would take its but he re plied that he would not let the crop go now that they had delayed acceptance so long, so they let the deal go. Later they learned that the owner had cleared over $33,000 from his crop. Lfcng was extremely enthusiastic and said if he could get away from celling fruit he would go out to Delta and raise it. As these people travel all over the United Statea and know almost every orchard in the country, they certainly know what they are talking about and as they have no interest whatever in your community, except as a place to buy fruit, you can appreciate the com pliment they have paid you. Yours very truly, F. B. R. Countv Line Survey. J. A. Curtis, the county surveyor of Delta county, together with the county surveyor of Gunnison county, left this week to survey and mark out the county line between Delta and Gunni son counties. This line has never been surveyed, which has caused more or less friction between Gunnison and Delta counties and as the property in the neighborhood of Somerset is be coming quite valuable the question of taxes has become of so much impor tance that the two counties have ordered the survey made. E. M. Getts is with the surveying party running the county line between Delta and Gunnison counties ECKERT NEWS Local happenings As Chronicled By The Independent's Special Correspondent Miss Laura Mulford, of Lake City, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Dale, of Eckert. The little two-year old son of James Vella, who has been very ill with cholera infantum, is some better. Mr. Will Jackson and wife are at the Wilson ranch this week helping to care for the peaches and plums that are ready for shipping. Miss Annie E. Allison, who has been making Miss Rose Kennicott a visit, returned to her home in Chicago the early part of last week. Mrs. Clarence Greenfield, from Durkee's Basin, with her three sons, visited friends on Surface Creek Mesa on Wednesday of last week. Mr. B. V. Taft is doing some fine work with his new Deering harvester. An unusual amount of grain was sown the past year and binders are kept busy cutting both whea* and oats. The Baptist Ladies' Aid met at the home of Mrs. George Bownesson Thurs day afternoon of last week. There was a large attendance and all report a most enjoyable time. Tho Women of Woodcraft had an enthusiastic meeting on Wednesday evening. They are making great pre parations to send a representative delegation to Delta August SO-31. The Presbyterian Ladies' Aid will meet with Mrs. James Stell Thursday, August ICth. The meetings of the Aids are really the social functions of this Mesa this summer. Haying has begun on Payne Mesa, also in Hart's Basin. Mrs. Jeffers and son went over to the Whiting ranch on Monday, Mrs. Jeffers to superintend the culinary department and the son to work in the hay fleki. A telegram was received on Sunday announcing the death of Airie Stone in Oregon. He with the other members of his family left for Oregon early this spring. The young man was highly respected and his death is deeply re gretted by the entire community. The reservoirs on Grand Mesa have been opened. All the ditches are full and neighbors exceedingly genial. The Surface Creek water will run six weeks at least, supplying all the water that can be made use of. This is the banner year for water although Surface Creek has the best of water supply at all times. The watch that many lives dopend on is the R. R. watch and Edmonds repairs them and makes them run right. Yours for business, Edmonds, the D. & R. G. watch inspector. Mvtrtlsctf Letter List. Letters remaining uncalled for in the postofflcc at Delta, Colo., for the week ending August 17, 1906. Costello, Mrs. E. H, Emerson, C. R. Lane, Mrs. James. Patterson, Dan R. In calling for above letters please say "advertised.’* ELLA NEW, P. M. Bitten by a Dog. Eva Petit, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Petit received a painful and possi bly serioui injury Wednesday, due to a bito in the calf of the leg by a vicious dog. She was riding a wheel down Main street toward home when the dog ran out and grabbed her by the leg, burying several teeth in the flesh and necessitating the services of a physi cian. | THE OFFICIAL PAPER OF DELTA COUNTY DELTA, COLORADO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1906 DELTA CO. AT PUEBLO. P. G. siatten Representing the Commissioners, Is Pushing the Exhibit. SPECIAL PRIVILEGES FOR NONE. The Exhibit Will bt (road in its Sen* Ud Representative nl the Entire . Cennty. P. G. Siatten, the well known Hotch kiss fruit grower and who is the official representative of the county to gather the State Fair exhibit, was in Delta and the country surrounding several days this week looking up fruit and other products that will be shown. Mr. Siatten is taking hold of his mission with energy and enthusiasm and in an unselfish spirit and if the county does not make a magnificent showing the Independent is of the opinion that it will not be his fault. Mr. Siatten wishes it distinctly understood that the exhibit is to be a DELTA COUNTY exhibit and not in any sense representa tive of any one section or any few favored orchards. It is his plan to have everything labeled from Delta county so that the money appropriated by the commissioners will do equal justice to all and be of special benefit to none. Mr. Siatten wishes the Independent to say to the farmers and fruit growers of the county that this exhibit can be collected up to the 8th of September and while he is endeavoring to see as many personally as he can, yet to see alt will require more time than he can spare from his home duties. Now, if j the special commissioner does not call | on you do not feel that you are not in vited to participate in the exhibit, for you are, because you arc a citizen of Delta county and help pay the taxes and it is a part of these taxes that foots the bill for this exhibit. If every fruit grower, every farmer and every ranch man will simply consider themselves a committee of one to assist Mr. Siatten and gather from their individual fields and orchards the best of this year's crop. Delta county will undoubtedl y have the finest exhibit at Pueblo. Mr. Siatten not only wants an exhibit of fruit, but of everything raised in the county, including grains and vegetables and the sugar beet should come in for a good big showing by all means, lie also wants coal and minerals and any - thing and everything that will show the people of Colorado and those from other states the quality and diversity of products from what is destined to be the greatest agricultural and horti-1 cultural county in the state. The commissioner wishes to impress on the people's minds that they must not think THEIR stulT isnot quite good enough or that it is too small. He says some folks arc afraid they haven’t got pumpkins on apple treos and calls par ticular attention to the fact that all products will bo judged on points and not on size. Fruit exhibits gathered now can bo left with any of the Fruit Growers' Associations in the county, where it will be cared for and shipped to Pueblo to be placed in cold storage until the fair is open and it is timo to place the exhibit before the public. Realizing the importance this exhibit means to the entire county the Indk pendent has given Mr. Slsttcn's ap peal special prominence and we trust all will join with him and Mr Rood, the i special representative of Delta and vicinity in making the county exhibit at: the stato fair what it can easily bo made, viz: the best in the state. Leona Gives Bail. Leona Tood Smith secured a bonds man and has been released from jail. At a preliminary held last week she was bound over to appear at the Sep tember term of the. district court to answer to a charge of hone stealing. L. C. McGrew Very Low. The illness of L. C. McGrew, reported in last week’s Independent, has pro ven of the most alarming character and throughout the week his death has been looked for at any time. He is suffering from peritonitis and the case lias been serious from the beginning. Mr. Mc- Grew is one of the best known and most enterprising citizens of Delta, a prominent Knight of Pythias and a man of great industry and thrift. While it is the unanimous wish of Delta people that he may ba spared there seems to be but the slightest hope for his recovery at the hour the Indepen dent goes to press. BUYERS WANT CATTLE. narket Takes a General Upward Tendency. Well Finished Steers Selling up to $4.65. Denver Union Stock Yards, August 13 There has been a decided improve ment in the cattle market during the past week. This is due to the fact that the movement has been light and second, the quality much better. Buy ers are needing cattle now and the slump week before last has been more than taken up by the advance. Well finished grass steers are selling as high as $4.65, with the average kinds bring ing $3.75 to $4.25. The cow market is strong and choice well finished cows will bring $3.25 to $3.50. While there has been practically nothing doing in feeder cattle, there is a much better demand and the undertone is strong. Good feeders will sell around $3.75 to $425 for the choice dehorned kinds in good flesh. Light weight cattle of good quality will bring around $3.25 to $3.75. The demand is good and the outlook is for an active market from now on. Everything continues favorable for a big com crop and with a lighter export demand the trade anticipates lower prices this fall. This will mean better prices for feeder cattle. The outlook on the whole is very bright. Buyers here are loaded with orders and the market is in shape to take everything that comes from now on. The only class of cattle that is not in demand are the canner kinds. These are not wanted anywhere and it takes low prices to force a sale. W. N. Fulton. Died Suddenly. Mrs. Crawford, who recently came to Colorado from Mangum, Oklahoma, and who was employed by R. F. Stinnett as housekeeper at his home on Cali fornia Mesa, three and one half miles southwest of town, died Wednesday night, death being due to general peri tonitis. The woman has no relatives in this state, but claims to have parents and other relatives in Oklahoma. She leaves three children ranging in age from a baby less than two years old to the oldest child, which is eleven. We understand Mr. Stinnett has consented to keep these children and provide for them until homes can be found. Tele grams were sent to the Oklahoma rel atives of the dead woman but there has been no response and the body was buried Thursday evening. Death of Rev. Grim's Child Death entered the M. E. parsonage Tuesday morning and took away the four year old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. W. S. Grim. The little girl had been ill for two weeks with cholera infantum and while everything that loving hands and skilled medical attendance could do waa done to save the child's life, it proved of no avail. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday after noon, conducted by Dr. Darley and the body waa shipped on tho evening train to Portland, Oregon for burial. Rev. and Mrs. Grim accompanied tho re mains and while these good people have been residents of Delta for not more than two months they are assured of tha heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. The taking away of loved ones in their tender youth is one of tho moat trying experience* of Uf*. TWO NEW BUILDINGS. Dr. Porter and Capt. Winton Will Build on Their East Side Main Street Lots. PRESSED BRICK, TWO STORIES. Wirk Will lc$in u Soon as Material Can kc Placed oa Ike Groand. Madera Strsctsre. Dr. H. K. Porter will erect a brick block on the esst side of main street on the lot now occupied by the office of N. H. Castle & Co. The building will have a frontage of 25 feet and although it is not definitely decided at this time it is almost sure to be two stories high. It will be constructed of the famous Delta white brick and will be a modem and up-to-date structure in every respect. Work will begin within thirty to forty five days or as much sooner as material can be placed on the ground. So far as is known Dr. Ridley, George Ridley and N. H. Castle & Co. will occupy the structure when completed. On the adjoining lot to the north Capt. J. J. Winton will erect a similar building 25x50 which is also to be two stories. Thus a fine fifty foot block is to replace several of the old frame structures which have served a good purpose but must give way to the on ward progress of a developing country and growing town. Delta is just commencing to grow. Watch our smoke from now on. Writing paper by the quire, box or pound at People’s Pharmacy. Beantifally Remembered. How beautiful it is to be reminded of the love and esteem of friends. To be remembered lovingly and kindly is one of the longings of the human heart and when such remembrance comes as it did this week to Dr. and Mrs. H. J. Frothingham, the rough places in the path of life are made smooth and one feels that despite affliction and trial this fe a good old world after all. These worthy people received from their for mer parishioners at Spirit Lake, Iowa, an autograph quilt containing the names of many of the members of the church of which Dr. Frothingham was pastor, also the names of a number of prominent ministers in that state. The gift was accompanied by a letter bear ing kindly greeting and expressing the wish that if their beloved pastor could not return to preach for them that he and his good wife might be privileged to at least make them a visit. The gift was greatly appreciated and will be the source of many a fond recollection to both of the thankful recipients Happy Family Re-Union. Rev. and Mrs. George M. Darley have been enjoying one of those happiest of life's experiences the past week and it is all because "the children are at home. ’’ This is the first time for many years that thontirc family have been together at the same time. The family of Dr. and Mrs. Darley consists of three sons; the only daugh ter, a young woman grown and the pride of the household was taken from them several years ago. Rev. George S. Darley is pastor of the Presbyterian church at Alamosa and is a young man of great promise in his chosen pro fession. Ho preached in his father’s pulpit and at the union service last Sunday and fairly captivated his hearers. Mr. Ward Darley is at pres ent a resident of Winslow. Arisons. He is a lawyer by profession and a member of the Denver bar. Marshall, the youngest son, is a student at Colo rado college. Mrs. George Darley and son and Mrs. Ward Darley and son are present with their husbands on this happy occasion. The brothers are this week camping on the Tabagauche and all expect to remain under the parental roof moat of the month. PRICE FIVE CENTS Rood Makes Good L. W. Rood, special representative of the Business Men’s Ass'n to gather an exhibit for the Brandenburg special car, made a whirlwind canvas and was able to ship the grains and grasses to Denver Tuesday, the fruit exhibit to follow later. Rood got together a fine lot of stuff consisting of some seven foot oats, twelve foot com, seven foot wheat, barley that went sixty bushels to the acre and 75 bushel oacs, also second cutting alfalfa twenty-five days old that measured two feet in length. It was a bunch of stuff such as will make the eastern farmer’s eyes bulge out. Mr. Rood wishes to notify those who expect to participate in the fruit exhi bit that it should be on hand by the 20th or 21st and not later than the 25th, as the shipment goes out at that time. This fruit will be used in the Branden berg car. Montrose County Assessment From the Enterprise. An abstract of the assessed value of Montrose county is published on the first page of this issue and shows a gratifying increase in the taxable property of the county. Some things are. however, remarkable in connection with the abstract. One of them is that the people of Montrose don’t wear diamonds, there being but 0160 worth of jewelry, gold and silver plate, dia monds and other precious stones. Another is that there are fifty-two miles of railroad in the county. Another is that there are 828 miles of telephone lines. The value of the sheep is just about half the value of the cattle and the bees, which produced seven car loads of honey last year are valued at 85,000. The total assessment nears the two and a half million dollar mark. The exemptions of personal property at 8200 per head of a family amount to 8165,000 or in other words over 800 citizens take advantage of the ex emption law. Yet in the face of this values have grown immensely. Death of Ora Gates-Nixon. Mrs. Ora Gates-Nixon died at Has kell, San Miguel county, Sunday, Au gust 11th, death being due to the break ing of an a be ess in the plural cavity, causing an obstruction to the heart action. Shejhad been ill for two weeks, but her condition was not considered serious and her untimely death was a great shock to her mother and step father who were present, as well as to numerous friends and acquaintances in Delta who have known her from girl hood. Mrs. Nixon was born in Clear Lake. Wisconsin, October 9, 1883 and came to Delta with her parents in 1894. She was educated in the schools of Delta and was a favorite with the young people of this place. She was the only child ot Mrs. George Preston. Four years ago she was married to C. J. Nixon, a Rio Grande conductor with headquarters at Durango. At the time of her death she was at the home of her mother, who had undergone a surgi cal operation and had gone home to assist in the mother’s care. The funeral occurred Thursday fore noon at the family residence. Rev. Frothingham conducting the services. Interment took place in the Delta cemetery. Among the numerous floral offerings was a bee hive presented by the Maccabce ladies. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. '•The Family” will be Dr. Dar ley's Sunday morning subject at the Presby terian church. It will no doubt boa sermon full of good thoughts inspired by the reunion that is now taking place at hia home. Owing to the absence of Kev. Grimm Dr. Darley will also deliver the sermon at the union service and which will also be held in the Presbyterian church.