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THE DELTA INDEPENDENT.
XXIV YEAR—NO. ill* A BIG CROWD COMING Fourth Annual Log Rolling Will Bring Largest Crowd Ever Assembled in Delta. FOUR SPECIAL TRAINS ORDERED Choppers and Chip Pickers and Their Friends Will Take Della By Storm Neal Thurs day and Friday. The lx>g Rolling will be a hummer with a big H. Estimates of strangers coming run from 1,500 to 2,000 which with home folks and those from the nearby neighborhood will bring the to tal attendance up to four or five thous and. So get out your glad rags and decorate your houses and store fronts. Woodmen colors: HKD, WHITE and BLACK. Circle colors: RED, WHITE and GREEN. Emblems of the orders: Ax, beetle, wedge, stump, log, dove and olive branch, a glass of pure water, the cross. Clean up the trash, make your front yard look attractive. Cut down the weeds. Just smile all the time, even if you don’t feel like it. Next week is Woodmen week and you are sup|»osed to help the choppers celebrate. You don't have to be a member of the order in order to make the visitors feel at home. “Jest walk up and say hello. Hello and howdy do; How's the world a usin’ you?” Delta is going to show the people of the Western Slope that they are enter tainers. You know that the Woodmen of the World and Women of Woodcraft have more than 45,000 members in Col orado, the largest order in the state, bo there is going to be a big crowd here. Primp up a might and get into the swim Thursday and Friday are the days, and they will be big days. Grand June- j tion is going to bring one of the best concert bands in Colorado with them, j so you will hear some fine music. Ni-1 gro’s famous band from Montrose will be in town. Music in the air all the I time —that’s the order of the day. Additional lights will be placed on Main street so that night will be turn ed into day. The two best baseball teams in Western Colorado, Glen wood and Telluride, will play both days. Each team is bringing a bunch of husky rooters with them and those who love the “diamond” will have an opportuni ty to see two of the best games of the season. Mayor I. N. Bunting, of Grand Junc tion, will lead the delegation from that city. Senator H. T. PeLong and City Treasurer C. B. Rich of Grand Junc tion will be among the husky choppers from the “Queen City” of Western Colorado. The Paonia and Montrose specials will bring many prominent people to the* city, so turn out and bring your little flag with you; you’ll need it. Don’t forget the days, Thurs day and Friday, the last two days of August. Church Gets Into Court. The county court was busy last week hearing testimony in the case of R. H. Wight against J. W. Morgan and A. M. Chase, ministers of the re-organised church of the Latter Day Saints, being an action to recover the books and records of the Fairview branch of the church at Delta. The church authori ties claimed that Wight had been ex pelled and that on account of insurbor dlnation the Fairview branch of said church had been disorganized. After a three days trial the county court decid ed in favor of Wight, from which de eiaion the church appealed to the Dis trict Court and the case will come up during the September term before Judge Stevens. M. R. Welch repre sented the plaintiff and George Stephan, Hillard Fairlamb and E. L. Kelley ap peared for the defendants. Delta Man Honored. At the grand lodge meeting of the Knights of Pythias of Colorado, held in Denver last week, H. H. Wolbert, cashier of the Farmers & Merchants bank of this city was elected Grand Outer Guard of the grand lodge. In honoring Mr. Wolbert the Knights of Colorado honored Grand Mesa Lodge No. K4, of Delta and the members are congratulating themselves on the prominence obtained by their represen tative and in turn by their lodge No. 84 is one of the strongest local lodges in the state, its membership not only l>eing large, but composed of the very first citizens of this community. The Independent is not surprised that Mr. Wolbert secured the preferment, for the writer has seldom talked to a more enthusiastic Knight and his devotion and enthusiasm was sure to attract at tention in the higher body. Mr. Wol bert returned to Delta Tuesday and has been busy receiving the congratulations of the bretheren and his friends. More Forest Reserve Withdrawals. Washington, Aug. 17. — The secretary of the interior today ordered the with drawal from all forms of entry of 529,- 928 acres of land in southwestern Colo rado for the proposed San Miguel forest reserve. The tract is located in San Miguel and Dolores counties and in cludes a part of the San Miguel pleat eau and the San Miguel mountains and is about 36 miles from Telluride. CATTLE GOING HIGHER. narkct Shows Steady Improvement. Lambs too High and Sheep Feeders Will go In to Cattle. Denver Union Stock Yards, August 20th The improvement in the cattle market during the past three weeks has been most marked. The past week was very little different from the week before. There was a scarcity of good cattle of all kinds and buyers were willing to stand a slight advance where the cattle were good enough. Even the common kinds have felt the im proved conditions and while buyers still discriminate strongly against the com mon and half fat, still they are selling and that is more than could have been said of them a month ago. Beef buy ers are securing barely enough supplies to keep them going and the demand for choice cattle seems to be getting stronger every day. There have been plenty of half fat and unfinished stuff offered and these are only steady. Choice steers and cows are wanted. There was nothing here during the past week good enough to bring over $4.30 and there was nothing here offered except grass cattle. Good cows sold up to $3.60 with the average cows going around #3 00 to $3.25. There has been no movement in feeder cattle yet al though a few contracts are being made occasionally, but the only reason for lack of trade is the non-appearance of the cattle. The buyers are here and they want the cattle, but the packers are taking about everything that comes that is fit to kill. Good to choice feeders will sell at $3.75 to $4 10 with the common to medium at $3.25 to $3.75 and the ordinary thin stuff at 3 cents and down. With the big com crop in sight there are indications of a strong demand later on, but prices will be governed largely by the price of com. There is considerable inquiry here for good feeder lambs, but there has been little movement as yet. Buyers complain of the high prices demanded and indications are that many of the sheep feeders will go into cattle this fall, which will add very much to the local demand. Cattle shippers are urged to pick their cattle carefully when shipping and send nothing that is not in good solid flesh. They will lose nothing by holding them back and they can still lose plenty by shipping unfinished cattle. W. N. Fulton. THE OFFICIAL PAPEII <>l IIULTA COUNTY DELTA, COLORADO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1000 ROOSEVELT WRITES RINGING LETTER Gives American People Something to Think About and to Ponder Over in Connection With the Election of the Next Congress. “To change the leadership and o: time means to bring confusion upo gaged in the steady working oir scheme for the betterment of Thus writes I’resident Roosevelt to Congressman Watson, of Indiana. The President praises the work of the late congress and on the tariff question says: “We stand unequivocally for a pro tective tariff and we feel that the phenomenal industrial prosperity which we are now enjoying is not lightly to be jeopardized, for it would be to the last degree foolish to secure here and there a small benefit at the cost of general business depression. But whenever a given rate or schedule be comes evidently disadvantageous to the nation, because of the changes which go on from year to year in our conditions, and where it is advisable to change this rate or schedule without too much dislocation of the scheme, it will be done; while a general revision of the rates and schedules will be under taken whenever it shall appear to the sober business sense of our |>eople that on the whole the benefits to be derived from making such changes will out weigh the disadvantages; that is, when the revision will do more good than harm. Let me add one word of caution however. The question of revising the tariff stands wholly apart from the question of dealing with the so-calie«L “trusts” —that is. with the control of monopolies and with the supervision of great wealth in business, especial!., in corporate form. The only way in which it is possible to deal with thost trusts and monoplies and this great corporate wealth is by action along the lines of the laws enacted by the pres ent congress and its immediate prede cessors. Mr. Roosevelt then enters on a review ' of the work of the congress and the important measures passed by it. mea- 1 sures which he says are more than ini- ( portant in a partisan sense because they subserve the welfare of the whole , people. He gives credit to congress in ihe j matter of the Panama canal saying “The interests banded together to op pose the canal are numerous and bitter andmostof them with a peculiarly sini* ter basis for their opposition. Had Montrose Gas and Oil Well. The following: from the Montrose Press proves conclusively that men with money believe there is oil and gas down | that way and they are going to put i some of the coin of the realm back of their convictions. Delta county people will watch the outcome with great in terest, for if there is oil and gas down that way it is very likely to be fount! j up this way as well. The Press says:! "Wednesday aftemoonat five o’clock I President Fink of the Montrose & S an ] Jose Oil and Gas company visited 1 the property of the company a! short distance south south of this city, and set the stakes for the first well to be drilled. From the sur face indications this will prove to be an important epoch in the history of Mont rose, for it is confidently believed by many that underneath this valley lies n great basin of oil and gas. Stock in the company is selling rapidly and among the prominent purchasers are J A. Edson, president of the Kansas City Southern railroad, the manager of the Grand Junction Gas Co., and W. H Gabbert, chief justice of the supremo court. A Mr. Willis, owner of oil wells organization of the house at this ►or; those who have successfully en- Jt <.f a great and comprehensive ■ ;r social and civic condition,” ► < ingress been either timid or corrupt • and had not the leaders of congress • sh"\vn the most far sighted resolution i in the matter, the work of building the 1 < anal would never have been begun or if begun, would now have halted.” Strong approval is expressed of the i attitude of congress toward the up ► building of the navy and then the presi • dent takes up the measures dealing I with government regulation of business; "The tremendous social and industrial , changes in our nation,” he says, "have . rendered evident the need of a larger i exercise by the national government of i its power to deal with the business use • A wealth and especially of corporate ► wealth in interstate business. It is • ii"t too much to say that the course of • ( Tigress within the past few years and , ! the hearty agreement between the ex- j . ecutive aud legislative departments in j f taking the proper sphere, have caused j • ti c government to enter into the pro-j | ;i-r method to correct these evils. It is very easy to play demagogue in l i these matters, to confine ones self to l denouncing the evils of wealth and to l advocate often in vague language. , matters so sweeping that while they » would entirely fail to correct the evils L aimed at, they undoubtedly succeed in • bringing down the prosperity of the nation with a crash. But it is not easy to do as the present congress and the immediate predecessors have done, that is, sternly to disregard alike the self in terest of those who have profited by the present evils and the wild clamor of those who care less to do away with them than to make a reputation with the unthinking of standing in extreme opposition to them. But this is precislev what the present congress has done. The previous congress, by the enact ment of the Elkins law and by the crea tion of the department of commerce and labor, including the bureau of cor porations. has enabled us to make great strides in advance along the path of bringing the use of wealth in business under the supervision and regulation of the government. For in actual practice it has proved a sham and pretense to say that the several states can thus supervise and regulate it.” % in California, visited the property a few days ago and stated equivocally that here was to be found the best surface indication he had ever found in his life. ” Cedaredge Real Estate Moving. The Champion chronicles the follow ing transfers of Cedaredge real estate. Things are moving briskly up that way: Dr. I. Hunter, of Delta, has . sold to Emil G. Aegeter and others, his forty sere ranch just north of Cedaredge, in cluding the buildings and water rights for a consideration of $3000. The pur chasers expect to improve the place immediately. W. D. Nelson sold a two-thirds in terest in the old Donnelly place to Messrs. Aegeter and Boul at the fancy price of $110 an acre. The place has 132 acres of exceptionally tine land most of which is yet unimproved, but will be cleared and planted to fruit at an early date. Mr. Aegeter and partners also pur chased thirty-six acres from George Gipe for the very reasonable price of $1700. This is an exceptionally tine piece of land and will make good homes. Death of a Pioneer. Mrs. Cristiana Smith died at her home near town Tuesday night about ten o’clock. While Mrs. Smith has not been well for some time and it was known that she could not live long, yet her death was not expected at this time and the suddenness of it was a great shock to the family. She was a pioneer citizen of Delta county, having been a resident for twenty-five years. She was the mother of nine children, ail living and grown and besides these leaves a husband to mourn the loss. Mrs. Smith was bom at Liverpool. England, and was 63 years of age. Her kind disposition and motherly ways had endeared her to a large circle of friends and she will be missed and mourned by the entire community. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church yesterday after noon, conducted by Dr. Darley. Burial took place at the Delta cemetery. Working At a Disadvantage. The Independent is working at a great disadvantage on account of a lot of extra work occasioned by changing the machinery, including all presses and gasoline engine, putting the engine on a cement foundation, etc. If the paper is late, or if it does not cover the field as completely as it might, kindly bear witfrus. With the changes complet ed we have in mind, the office will look better and be in much better condition to handle the work in the future. It is a big job to move everything in a print ing office and put it in the best condi tion. but it will not be long until the Independent equipment will be in bet ter condition than it has ever been be fore and then look out. NEWS AT READ. Well Known Young People Harried. Big Crops Reported. Merrett Hamer and Maggie Fields were married at Montrose the 15th inst. Mr. Hamer is one of the well known citizens of Read and his wife formerly lived here. Both are highly esteemed by the people of this community and they have the best wishes of our people for a happy and useful life. Their home will be at Mr. Hamer's ranch near Read. Crops are fine in this part of Delta county and lots of fruit and garden truck is being hauled to the hills. Hay harvest is nearly finished. There was a very good second crop of alfalfa. Mr. Colmer. of Silverton, was a guest at the home of Charles Fleenor last week. Mr. Hood, of Telluride and Mr. Rus sell. of Texas, are spending a few days at the J. Fleming home. The superintendents of the Relief and Bonifide ditches have had a num ber of the stockholders at work in a laudable etTortJto clean them up. get rid of the weeds and pu tthem in good order generally. A large crowd attended the dance given by Merrett Hamer at Austin Wednesday night of last week and ev en* body seemed to enjoy themselves. To Republicans. We are anxious to have every Repub lican in close touch, and working in harmony with the Republican National Congressional Committee in favor of the election of a Republican Congress. The Congressional campaign must be based on the administrative and legis lative record of the party, and, that be ing so, Theodore Roosevelt’s personality must be a central figure and his achieve ments a central thought in the cam paign. We desire to maintain the work of this campaign with popular subscrip tions of One Dollar each from Repub licans. To each subscriber we will send the Republican National Campaign Text Book and all documents issued by the Committee. Help us achieve a great victory. James S. Sherman, Chairman. P. O. Box 2063, New York. PRICE FIVE CENTS ALL OVER THE COUNTY Good Newsy Notes Taken From Last Weeks’ Bright County Exchanges. CEDAREDGE, PAONIA, HOTCHKISS And Olathe Papers Contribute Items of Interest to All Land Changing Big Crops and People Prosperous. CEDAREDGE. From :!»•• Champion. Rev. B. F. Ross, of the Methodist church at this place, left yesterday for Pueblo, where he was summoned to ap pear as a witness in a contested will case. B. B. Cronk this week purchased six lots in the Hogrefe and Williams addi tion to the townsite for s9*>B. He has already commenced to break ground for the erection of about a SI2OO residence. The Co-operative telephone has placed several phones in this vicinity the past week. Those who are now on the line are Lovett’s livery bam, S. T. Lambert. W. F. Kiser, W. J. Brabbin and Thomas Thompson. R. L. Coutts, manager of the In dependent Lumber company at this place, has commenced the construction of a neat residence on the lots he re cently purchased. It is naturally sup posed that the building is being con structed for renting purposes. A. E. Miller and family returned Saturday from an extended visit in Gunnison county. Mrs. Miller, for whose health they went there, is very j much improved. As soon as they can get their affairs straightened np they i will leave for California to be gone in * definitely. Work has been commenced on the addition to the Cedaredge school house. J. R. Lamar commenced the foundation I this week and as soon as he gets this work finished the carpenters will push work as rapidly as possible. The ad dition will be 24x29 feet with a hallway leading from the present two rooms. H. C. Whitesell ar.d W. H. Byrd pur chased the building at Cedaredge known as the Reeves building, from Dr. E. S. | Corbin, they also bought a lot from Mr. Leeson which faces the south. The price paid for this property was S2OOO. The gentlemen will at once embark in the hardware business and have already ordered a large shipment of goods which will arrive very soon. A showing as to what Cedaredge is doing in the way of building may be somewhat comprehended when it is learned that there is now eight founda tions under course of construction or are contracted. Four of these are for : business houses, one for the church, ; one for the school house and the other i two for residences. PAONIA. From the N*>wt»i*ai**r | The cannery worked up sixty tons of apricots this season and are now start ing on pears and Crawford peaches. A bear hunting party consisting of Matt Cavanangh, Jack Wakefield and Fred Curtis left for Black mesa Thurs day. They have a good pack of hounds and expect to have great sport. The new drill and casing for the Chinn oil well arrived this week and the plant started up Thursday morning.. They expect to have the hole cleared and the casing sunk so as to begin drill ing next Monday morning. Appreciating the vast benefit to be derived from good water and plenty of it, most of the people on Pitkin mesa together with A. S. Stratton and Fred Curtis, have combined into a company to pipe the water from Cold Spring, four miles up Stevens gulch, down to their places. The estimated cost is *IO,OOO. The congregation of the Christian church moved up another peg this week when their committee made final set tlement with Wm. Olinger for his lota ( Continued on )