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THE DELTA INDEPENDENT.
XXIV YEAR—NO. :i:t IT WAS SIMPLY GREAT. Harvest Home Festival at Cedar edge Proves a Splendid Success. MAGNIFICENT FRUIT DISPLAY: Many Varieties Pronounced Superior to Thai Exhibited at the State Fair. List of Prize Winners. The editor, in company with John A. Curtis drove to Cedar edge Tuesday to be present at the Harvest Home fes tivities arranged f r that day. On ar rival at the Surface Creek capital we found u large crowd ol people present, considering the roads and busy season. The day’s events were in charge of the Women of Woodcraft, to whom we were told, full credit should be given for originating the idea and arranging and carrying out the entire program. Accoiding to our informant Mrs. Wid ney commenced the agitation for such a celebration two years ago, which finally resulted in such a happy consum mation last Tuesday. The Circle ladies furnished dinner and it was a splendid spread of everything that one’s appe tite could possibly wish. They also served ice cream during the afternoon and gave a program in the evening, de voting the pr coeds to pay the expenses of the Festival and provide a fund for luture years, as we understand the Harvest Home Festival will be an an nual occasion in Cedaredge hereafter. The Cedaredge Women of Woodcraft is a strong organization and Mrs. Kate Lovett, Past Guar ban Neighbor is one of those to whom its strength is largely due, she having given much time and energy toward its upbuilding. Mrs. Dan Glpc is the present Guardian Neighbor anti Frank Childs, the hust ling, bustling Cedaredge booster is clerk of the Circle. Mr. Childs was everywhere present and did much to assist the ladies in making the day a success. All business houses were closed several hours during the after noon and every body got out to see the exhibit and witness the sport*. Our Cedaredge correspondent gives a write up of the di ire rent sorting events and a record of those who won prizes. Tin-: EXHIBIT. Kditor Brewer’s new printing office, just completed, hut which he had not yet occupied was used to display the products. The exhibit was a magnifi cent one and did wonderful credit to the Surface Cieek country as well as the energy and enterprise of its citi zens Dr. Miller, Who attended the state fair and acted as one of the judg es on horticultural products, told the writer that much of the fruit on exhi bition at Cedaredge was one-fourth larger than the prize w inners at Pueblo. I)r. Miller pointed out n number of in stances which we numerate: Plates of Baldwin, Wealthy and Smith Cider ap ples grown by Henry Hawker Bartlett pears by Bull Bros, which he says would have been easy winners at the state fair. A plate of winter Banana apples by J B. Itatckin. Elbertas by Schraft Bros.; Shenango Strawberry by Stolte & Son; seedless grapes by T. W. (Idem. Also u plate of Damson plums, the growers name being unintentionally overlooked. SPECIAL MENTION. Miller & McConnell had a line exhibit of the four varieties of apples they are making a specialty of, viz: Jonathan, Home Beauty, White Winter Pearmain mul Gano. A platter of Johnathans were arranged to illustrate the variety of colors this famous apple can be sorted into. The lower tier was an intense red, that above a little less colored and so on to the top tier which was very little colored. Stolte & Son had a nice exhibit. A plate of hard and soft shelled almonds grown by them attracted mueli atten tion. Many did not know they could be raised in this country. A twig of Italian prunes in this exhibit was also a , feature that attracted much attention. 1). L. Ives hud u line lot of fruit from his Currant Creek ranch. Mr. Ives only has a few acres of orchard, not paying particular attention to fruit, but he was able to show thirteen varie ties of apples, also pears, peaches and plums. He displayed a sheaf of oats from a 43-ucro field that averaged six feet high and he estimates the average yield will bo fully ninety bushels per acre. John G. Wetterich had the finest in dividual exhibit in the building. It wns certainly a pretty display und would have done credit to any state fair in the country. He had 15 varieties of upplcs, five of grapes, one of pears, five of plums and one of peaches, a case of honey, canned fruit, etc. He dis played a grape \ine, this year’s growth 20 ft. long. The platter of Beeden heimer apples he displayed were ad mired by everybody, also his Holland Pippins and Rhode Island Greenings. Mr. Wetterich deserves much credit for the showing he made. MISCELLANEOUS. Thos. Thompson exhibited stalks of com that were 11 ft. and 9 inches to the top of tassell and 1% ft. to the bottom of the highest ear. An ear of corn grown by D. W. Grif fith measured 13 inches in circumfer- I ence. j There was a sunflower that measured 4(sinches in circumference, j Isaac Rowell exhibited an eight inch twig that held six large j**aches taken from a seedling, the seed having been planted three years ago. There were , 15'J peaches on the tree this'year. This was a very remarkable exhibit and de servedly attracted much attention. There was a plate of large, lucious 1 ripe blackberries, something rare this time of the year. John Griffith had a 75-lb squash. He also exhibited fine specimens of Johna thans and Grimes Golden apples and Crawford peaches. John Schick had wheat the heads of which averaged five inches in length. It was raised without irrigation. One of the old fruit glowers pro nounced a plate of Elbertas shown byJ. W. Stell, the finest he had ever seen. F. M Bixby had the only exhibit from Cedar Mesa, consisting of sweet pumpkins, potatoes and cane. There was also on exhibition splendid specimens of cabbage, cucumbers, onions, sugar beets, table beets, melons and tomatoes. THE PRIZE WINNERS. Following is a list of prize w inners The judges were three Johns -John Walker, John Williams and John Burch. They did not pass on plate exhibits, frankly acknowledging their inability to give scientific judgment in so close a contest: \ lr»t M U Ih*l itet end dispin)'. Juo. <t. tVeUer ) ich; 2nd A son. Kinston l**»»l display of •fple*. Miller A Mc ' Connell: 2nd. Ilenry lU*wi er. Klr>t on tw**l display |<nrh««. Jatnes Snell. 2nd Mr He I trail K»n>l on plums. J.dni Weiterlch 2nd Mr.Ulic KlrM on cin|» ». str.lte A H- n, 2nd W<*tt«ricli Hr»t on l--t >ms( >«u. W >. t»ur»uch. 2n«l. l Min IN ten-on First on tsl-ml. Otto Peter-..n 2nd. J- l'n Schick. Kir>t oti li*—t !1 1 rvv -liilk* corn. P. ttr.flltli. 2nd. Frank i'«'l ! Firat on piunpkin, l>. ti i.nflltli. 2nd. Frank lilsliy. First on watermelon. Cl i»* tm>. 2i.d «»tt. Pet era* ill I First on iMpiudi. H A. Pun ell 2nd Frank F.llllitfloii. First on jHitnto*'*.. Frank Itcod. 2nd K M Itlvliy. Kirsl on r»Ww, .1 W. lli.lmHii. 2nd Mr i Flr-t on sumtr Ni l. John Pun h 2«.«1 K. M Sir! nicer. Fir- 1 on t»ld«* Nit. 1 Mink FI ml on onions, tie*.. tii|*r .2nd I. W. Hiltmnn. | Kir»t on tonintocH. James t'uHn 11. ; First on com- -1 honey. Mrs. I. M. Ulmnoti ! 2nd Jno MiMlerlrh. NOTES. ! Sam Lovett's liven* bam was a busy place Harvest Home Day. Sam is an old timer, is acquainted with most every -1 body and the people like to sttip with him because they know their teams will he well cared for. The building is stone fully ventilated and could not be better, for the purpose. His equipment of teams, harness aud buggies is first-class 1 and when in Cedaredgc if needing any- j thing in the livery lino you can feel , assured of good service and courteous treatment by Lovett. * • * Mr. T. Odom had a small display, one of the most interesting features being his seedless white grapes. Mr. Odem had his leg broken two months ago and is only able to be about on crutches. Everything is rush and hustle at his big place and the rapidly ripening fruit was crowding them so that they did not have time to make a careful selection, much as it was their desire to do so. Mr. Odem is working from thirty to fifty hands and says they are unable to take care of the peaches even with this large force. Hotchkiss Fair Next Week. The Hotchkiss fair is to be held next week and the Independent trusts that Delta people and residents of this part of the county will give it their patron age. For some reason, which we are unable to explain, the fair has been poorly advertised here but there is ev ery reason to believe they will have a fine exhibit of products; n show that will be interesting and instructive. A movement is on foot to have a large crowd go from Delta on one special day and we trust the plun will be made a reality. Money to loan at lowest rates on farm and city property. Stephan & OBkrt. THE OFFICIAL PAPER OK DELTA COUNTY DELTA, COLORADO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1900 GREAT! GREAT!! GREAT!!! BUCHTEL THE NOMINEE. Chancellor of Denver University to Lead Repub licans to Victory. A Big Man and the Right Man. The Independent is in receipt of a telegram just as we go to press stating that Chancellor Henry A. Buchtel of the Denver Uni versity. a pioneer of the state ar.d a 1 .g man in every sense of the word, had accepted the Republican err lidacy for governor which Phil Stewart declined. This is good news, great news! Chancellor Buchtel is one of the bt.-t campaigners in the west; he is a man on whom no corporation brand can be placed, he is a man who will be governor with a big G and he will give Patterson the fight of his life. Buchtel is a fighter, one of the old-time Methodist kind: he hews to the line and his words cut like a sword. He will lead the Republican part , out of darkness into light. It means that Bill Evans and his power over the Republican party is at an end. It means victory! The Independent is tickled to (Path and proposes a vote of thanks to Stewart for resigning. Those Cement Walks. i Don’t they look good? You bet;bully! I Everybody thinks its just the stutF and j !it is. Now, let's jar loose and have an , era of cement sidewalk building that ( will startle the natives and such as no ' town « n the Westerd Slope ever heard of before. Why not Costs something to be sure, but it gives an added value to your property much greater than the cost. .One man who is in on the present order felt that he could not spare the j money just now and was a little bit out I of humor, but since he sees how fine they look and what and improvement it will be to the town he says that we can't afford to do without them und he is glad they were ordered. Oh! its fine;cement sidewalks are and wouldn’t we have a dandy town if the\ were up and down every street? Think of it! And they can be just as well as not if people will wake up to the town's opportunity and get full of the right kind of public spirit. Just say; **Ye> it will cost me something, but that cost is coming sooner or later and I had just as well join the procession ami have it done right now. New folks are coming to Delta e\ery day and we want to hnv* on our best bib and tucker and show them a really good looking place." Get some of that kind of public spirit in you and help make things grow. What is the greatest advertisement Canon City has? What is the first thing people refer to when they mention that town? Her thirty miles of cement sidewalks, all laid at the same time. My! it makes the place look swell. Everybody talks about Canon City and , what a pretty little city it is. We can have people talking about Delta and have the outsiders and transients boost ing for us just the same as they boost for Canon City. All we've got to do is to tidy up and show enterprise ami make things look good. These cement walks should cover the business portion of town and go all the way to the depot as soon as possible. They should be six feet wide in front of residences. The cost is not much greater and they look and are so much : better. Just go down to the mayor and mem bers of the council Mr. Citizen, and ' tell them you want that kind of a walk in front of your place. Show ’em you’re a good fell"W and are willing to do your part toward the upbuilding of Delta. Let’s keep the ball rolling. Who will be next? ♦ . Entertainment Course. The Worn m’s Club desires again ti call the attention of the public to the Entertainment Course for the coming season. A gratifying number of season tickets ; have already been sold, but not enough to insure the financial success of the enterprise. Since the first number of the Course ' will be presented next Thursday even ing, it behooves all patrons of these high class entertainments to secure their season tickets ut once. Seats will be on sale Tuesday morn ing at 8:d0 and not more than five seats ' cun be reserved by one person at one i time. On that date, tickets may be procured at Cook’s Drug Store, prior to which they may be secured of Miss 1 New or any member of the Woman’s Club. Death of a Pioneer George E. Blake died at St. Mary’s i | hospital in I’ueblo Monday as the result 1 of a sudden attack of pneumonia. The 1 new? was a great shock to Delta people as he had left here for Denver the week prior as a delegate to the demo cratic state convention and seemed to be enjoying his usual robust health. He took part in the convention, later going to Pueblo to visit the state fair, but ae was taken sick the same night ne arrived in Pueblo. The funeral was ' held Thursday from the residence of his nephew. George Blake, in Pueblo, and the body buried in Roselawn ceme tery in that city. Deceased was an IS3S pioneer in ' lorado and was bom at Xorthboro. Mass., seventy years ago. He was I n ver married. He is survived by the ilowing relatives: J. B. Blake, a 1 other, of Pottawatamiecounty. Iowa; a sister. Mrs. Spooner, of La Salle. 111., and four nephews, all residents of Colorado. George Blake, of Pueblo. J. A Blake, of Greenwood. Charles Blake. >'f Georgetown and Jesse Blake, of I *adville. Dr. Frothingham has prepared for the Independent the following history ‘ the life of Mr. Blake and tribute to • s memory. "In the midst of life we are in death." The past career of George Blake, his . rominence in political circles and his ihlic spirit as a citizen merit more space than our information will warrant. In his youth he was trusted beyond his years and his nerve and tact were tested as superintendent of an insane asylum. His capacity for public affairs was never doubted. Later, when the I vemment was forcing its postal ser \ ;ce across the continent he was in arge in the Southwest. Men practi cally sold their lives to him for several mdred dollars, as they were never ' :re of getting through alive. He also famished beef for the army, securing the cattle in Mexico. His headquarters were in the Indian country where his stock was killed or stolen and his life in constant danger. Silver City after ward grew up in this vicinity and a few . its first settlers still speak of him as a man of sterling integrity undone who I was absolutely fearless. That is his I reputation in New Mexico. Thirty years and more have gbne by ; nee that time, during which he was a resident of Colorado, for eight or nine years in Delta. He has held many offices in Ouray and Delta counties. | and was at his death chairman of the Delta County Central Committee, i II is prominence in early days is shown bv the fact that Blake street in Denver is named after him. Among other projects which he fur thered was the mail route from Ouray to Green River. In matters of this kind In* was one ot our most energetic ami public spirited men. In recent years the road to North Delta shows his efficiency. Among his neighbors he was reckoned as incorruptible and a good man. Lost. Gentleman’s heavy gold ring. Am ethyst set, valued as keep-sake Finder please return to Porter Plumb and re ceive reward. Senator DeLong Renominated. Senator Horace T. DeLong was nom inated to succeed himself as state sena tor from the 16th senatorial district by the republican senatorial convention held at the court house in Delta Wed nesday afternoon The convention con vened at 1:30 o’clock and after the reading of the official call Judge King was nominated and elected chairman lie addressed the convention briefly, commending the record of Senator De- Long and predicting the success of the nominee of the convention. After a committee on credentials had been appointed and returned their re port, Mr. Price of Mesa county ad dressed the convention and presented I the name of Senator Horace T. DeLong of Mesa county as his own successor. Millard Fairlamb presented the name of Hon. Milton R. Welch on behalf of the republicans of Deltacounty. stating that inasmuch as Mesa county has held the position two terms it would only be fair to give the nomination to Delta county this year. After appointing a committee on res olutions the convention took a recess that delegates might canvas the situa • tion. It was found that the Mesa coun ty delegates were bound by resolutions from the convention choosing them to ' support their candidate and they having IT votes to our 11 it was plainly evident what the result would be. When the convention re-conver.cd Judge Welch addressed the delegates, expressing his gratitude to his Delta county friends for the honor bestowed upon him in presenting his name. He called the at- I tention of those from Mesa county to the fact that they took a good deal, simply because they were big enough ■ to do it and requested a fairer consider ation of the claims of Delta county in the future. He closed by moving the unanimous nomination of the present incumbent The motion prevailed. Judge King addressed the convention. ■ recalling the excellent' service of Sen ator DeLong and his resolute stand in the legislature two years ago against the majority sentiment of his party, and commended him warmly for having backbone to do as he did. I The convention adjourned after pass ing the following resolutions: , Resolved. That we heartily approve 1 the course pursued by Senator Horace T. DeLong during the last session of the General Assembly, and commend his courageous fidelity to his convictions of right even when opposed to the ma jority of his party in the senate. We declare that had the action of the As sembly been governed by the views of such men as Senator DeLong there would be no reason to complain of a corrupt judiciary, corporate domination of the legislature, or men elevated to office to which they had not been elected ami we pledge the nominee of this convention to a like conscientious devotion to duty and fideli’y to the in terests of the people. James W. Beezley. J. W. Bcezley. republican candidate for county treasurer, came down from Paonia Wednesday to attend the sena- j torial convention and left yesterday' morning; for Gunnison and Crested Butte on a business mission. It will be sixteen years next spring since he came to Delta county, locating at Paonia. where he has resided all these years, contributing his energy and applying his means toward the upbuilding and advancement of a new country. He was born in Henry county, lowa, near Mt. Plea sant and comes of good, old- j fashioned, honest as the day is long Quaker stock. From Henry county, when a boy his parents moved to Madi s n county, west of Des Moines, where he resided for twenty-two years. From there he went to Charles Mix county. South Dakota, where he lived a number of years and where he served one term as County Auditor and Register of Deeds, being the only successful candi date on the republican ticket. From Dakota h * came to Delta county. For the past two or three years he has been! conducting the electric light plant at Paonia, but the larger part of his time has been devoted to ranching. The republicans could not have se lected a more honest, straightforward citizen as their candidate for county treasurer than Jim Beezley. He is strictly a “square deal” man and would make the county an honest and efficient official. As he becomes ac quainted with the electors he will gain votes rapidly for in him will bo recog nized a man who is the soul of honor in all his dealings, a man who has a keen sense of justice and right and who would give his duties as a public ser vant the most painstaking attention. He merits and should receive the solid support of his party. Schuttler and Studebaker wagons just received. Hunt & Co. PRICE FIVE CENTS EXTEND THE GLAD HAND Denver Excursionists Welcomed and Entertained. See Fruit Exhibit and Sweitzer’s Orchard. SWEET CIDER AND PEACHES. They Leave Town Singing (he Praises of Delta and Pronounce Enferta-n* ment First Class. Delta did the handsome thing I by the Manufacturers’ and Mer i chants’ excursion from Denver j which arrived at four o’clock i Thursday afternoon on a special i train. They were accompanied by the famous Cook’s Drum j Carps and headed bv this organ ization marched from the depot to the Odd Fellows hall where they were given the privilege of : inspecting the magnificent fruit [ exhibit brought from Cedaredge. This was the same display on ex i hibition at the Harvest Home Festival and the Denver people I freely admitted they never be [ fore saw anything to equal it. The fruit was nicely arranged on long tables and made a handsome appaarance. One Denverite ex pressed his admiration this way: "That can't be beat anywhere in the world" and he told the truth that time if he never did before or never does again. After looking at the fruit dis play they were taken in carriages . provided by the Delta Business Mens' Assn, and private citizens and driven up over Garnet Mesa to the beautiful home and or chard of L. \V. Sweitzer. Mr. j Sweitzer had but brief notice of ! the visit but he was ready when ! the carriages arrived and did the , handsome thing by filling his ! guests as full as they were will ing to hold with delicious sweet | cider and providing all the peach es they could eat. Members of the excursion were also privi leged to witness Mr. Sweitzer’s packing house in full operation and they know now how fruit is handled and packed. They were taken thru the orchard and saw trees loaded to the ground with magnificent apples pears, peach es and plums of the finest quali ty. They got a splendid illustra tion of a well kept, up-to-date fruit farm and it was an inter esting and instructive revelation : to nearly every member of the excursion. Returning to town they were taken direct to their train and bidden God-speed for the contin ued success of their trip. While the excursionists were on the drive Cook's Drum Corps delight ed the populace with the kind andquality of music which only this organization can produce. Members of the excursion were loud in their praise of the enter tainment received here, saying that it was uniaue. instructive and entirely different from any thing that had been provided to this point on their journey. A basket of fruit was given to each excursionist to eat on the train or take home as he might choose. Hunt--Dominy Wedding. I At the home of the bride’s 1 parents in North Delta at 10 ! o’clock Tuesday morning:. L. E. | Hunt and Miss Nina Downing: j were married in the presence of about twenty intimate friends of ! the family and close neighbors by the Rev. Dr. Frothingham. Following the ceremony the com pany partook of an excellent wedding breakfast, after which the happy bride and groom left on the east bound train for a honeymoon trip to Grand Island and St. Paul. Neb., where both formerly resided. Mr. and Mi's. Hunt have known one another from childhood. They are young people of excel lent character and have the hearty good wishes of many Del ta friends. They were the recip ients of numerous handsome and useful presents. For Sale—A fine brood sow with ten young pigs. Also 160 acres of fine fall pasture and hay: good fence. Phone, black 733, Colo. R. T. Stinnett.