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THE ADVANCE GUARD
■lt. «u4i *«„ -fa, CM, htfk Hut ’,a, Me ail,,, la'll Mur 'fa. PEARLS. TANS. BLACKS. STETSONS the lead, with “Tigers" and “Champions close followers; ranging from $5.00 to 50c. If you want something new and fresh, and at the same time suited to your style of face, you will find the right hat here. Let us also introduce some of our new Shoes and Hosiery to you. REMIN6TON - ELLIOTT, Qothicrs, Haderdashers, Hatters. Get The Phone Habit! When you think of something you need in a drug store, step at once to the phone and ask us to deliver it. This will often save you in convenience and valuable time. Some times drug store goods are required when it is im|>ossible to go for them. It may l>e im|>ortant too to avoid all [xjssiblc delay. Our free delivery service meets these condi tions. Make use of it. Begin now. WE HAVE BOTH PHONES. The Seaton Drag Co. Delta’s Progressive Prescription Druggists. The Year 1907 Finds us prepared to supply you with any thing you may need in the Furniture line. Everything new and up to date. We have the exclusive sale of the Leggett and Platt Coil Springs; Monabat Mattresses. Victor Extension Tables, and the celebrated line of Schmitt and Henry Couches, the quality of which goes undisputed. Satisfaction Guaranteed in Price and Quality. Goods Delivered free to Any Port of the Gty. Yours for a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Geer 6c Clack, Both Phones. Funeral Directors. I THE HOME CAFE Mrs. V. A. Irrts, Prey. W. A. Inis. N|r. SHOUT OBDEfi AMD BEGULAB MEALS Try Vs Just Once. Wc arc Coolidcol «l Ovr Ability. Cor. 4th and Main. ... Delta, Colorado. MOVING HAY SMITH BROTHERS General Transfer Men and Dealers in Juan ita Coal. Office with Travis & Castle. Both Phonos. Read Happenings. Arthur Watenburg and Harry Grail are plowing their beet ground. J. Walker, C. Ellis and Wm. Thomp son are busy caring hay this week. Mrs. McDonald who has been quite sick for some time is slowly recovering. Lyle Spickelmire, J. 15. Doyle and Earl Swan are plastering a house for Mr. Coffee. Mr. Harrison, W. A. Doyle and sever 'al other Readites made a business trip | to Delta last Monday. I M isses Minnie and Myrtle Watten* berger have l>oth been quite sick. They ' are improving slowly. | Mr. Harrison, the Read merchant, has completed the addition to his store | and is using it to live in. ! The North Delta ditch men are work- I ing day and night on the tunnel. They i make about 7 feet in 124 hours. Joe Sullivan and J. I. Doyle are help • ing A. M. Crawford on his new resi j dence. They expect to have the roof I on in a few days. A fine boy has come to live at the Oscar Collins home. Mother and child 1 are getting along nicely and Oscar is , doing as well as could be expected. | The dance given by George Schwartz jin J. Anderson’s house last week was I well attended. All seemed to enjoy I themselves. Music was furnished by the Read orchestra. We are glad to sec our genial black j smith. Chas - Fleenar, at work again. He has been nursing a lame shoulder, the result of a fall into an arroyo. He walked to near the edge and it caved off. letting him fall alnmt 10 feet. Olathe and Vicinity. The Kebekah lodge was very plesantly entertained by Frank Donlavy and wife last Thuisday night. Harry Price of California mesa, last week sold his fine heard of thorough bred Shropshire sheep to Miner Free land. Henry M. Stand»sh of Cripple Creek (x»lo. bought IGO acres of land on Cali fornia mesa Thursday and expects to make his home here. The remainder of the W. O. Hersum place on Ash mesa consisting of :t6 acres, with improvements, was sokl Monday to J. Q. Foster of Nebraska. Consid eration $4,000. Pursuant to the call issued two weeks since a large number of farmers of Olathe and surrounding country met at the Criterion office last Saturday after noon and organized the Olathe Potato and Beet Growers’ Association. H. A. Byerrum was elected president and I >e- Ixkw Cory, secretary. The organization .starts off with 31 members. Frank Donlavy, Sol Sprague and Z. I. Jones were appointed as a committee on con stitution and by-laws. After consider able discussion the meeting adjourned until Feb. ‘2. Cory Newslets. Mr. Sherry has moved into the hems* on the llaswell place and is working l>> the month for Mr. Haswell. An oyster sup|>er was given at Fair view school Saturday evening for the benefit of the reading circle. William Rowan died Sunday aftern<*- after several weeks lingering illness and was buried Tuesday afternoon in | the Mound cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Lyle aud Kobt i Cunningham and Miss Mignon Kenm cott drove to Delta Monday evening t< | attend joint installation of W. O. W. J. E. Davis of the Uncompahgre val ley near Delta has rented W. J. Brow er’s ranch, has moved upon it and wil j work it this season. Mr. Brower e\ I pects to have thirty acres of sugar 1 beets put out. Uncompahgre Valley. Thomas Woods has his cistern almost completed. Mr. John Davis and wife visited tit Thos. Wood's last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Underwood of Hotchkiss arc down visiting relatives. Mrs. Flora Hlick 1 bee is here from California visiting with relatives. John Miller has sold his ranch near t P. Gutchell's place for $3,000, to a mar near Montrose. Mr. Edings, the road over-seer, has had a considerable amount of work done on this road, which is a welcome im provcment. Mr. J. E Davis who for two years has lived in the valley, has moved to the Brier ranch near Cory, where they expect to make their future home. Edna, thedaughtcrof Mr. HughAtch ley, has not been able to attend school on account of her eyes. Dr. Ridley performed an operation on them, ami they are much improved. Why pay 10 per cent for money when you can get all you want of King & Stewart at 8 per cent. Salida white lime for sale by the In dependent Lumber Co. WANTS NO MORE EARTHQUAKES. I Delta County Man Who Went Through San fransisco Disaster Fully Satis fied With Delta County. hlbiTOR Independent:— l see by the papers that another fearful earthquake has visited the world. Only a few days atfo much of the Island of Jamaica was convulsed by a terrible earthquake. I should judge by the reports it must have been as awful as the one in Cali fornia the lKth of last April. Occuring it did in the middle of the afternoon when the streets of Kingston were thronged with people, and large build ings were thrown into the streets, crushing hundreds of people. ( *ne who has never passed thru such ar. experience has little idea of what it means. At the time of the California 1 ‘•arthquake we were living in San Jose and were suddenly awakened about five '•'clock in the morning by a terrible jarring, and our bed appeared to be r ng and falling, then came a terrible .'baking from north to south. The hard hake lasted about half a minute, altho the trembling was about three minutes. I dressed at once and found my daugh ter’s bed had shaken so that the foot of the springs was on the floor; on going : into the kitchen I found the sewing machine and table tipped over. On i stepping to the door I saw the houses next to us were shaken to their founda -1 ti-*ns. and my nearest neighbor stood i at the door of his wrecked home parti ally dressed and with a frightened look. After breakfast I started down to the business portion and on going down the 'ireets saw wrecked buildings all the way down and furniture piled up in the yards. On reaching the business por- 1 lion it was indeed a terrible sight. We w« re under martial law and the malitia and fiolice were patroling the streets, and some were rescuing the people from wrecked buildings. Fires were started m many places, and in the center of the main business part nearly a whole block was burning. As the water works were not destroyed the fires were kept from spreading. For three nights we could see the heavens lighted up from the burning of San Francisco which was forty miles away. For some time many people who were wealthy had to camp in their yards with their hired help. For some days after the earth quake we could hear the dynamite ex plosions as they blew up the wrecked buildings, and when they came to the ! h<*me of the millionaire sugar king, he ! got down on his knees and begged them not to do so. We remained in Califor- , ma about two months after the earth ;ake, and there were smaller ones right along so that a person naturally nervous was kept in expectancy all the time, which was not very restful to tired and worn out nerves. About the middle of June we return ed to our quiet little home back of Red Hill near Cedaredge and I tell you I 1 never appreciated old Colorado and es pecially Delta county as 1 have since my return. 1 see our county papers have quite a good deal to sa> about our advantages in the way of climate, crops j and especially our tine fruit. I have written a little in some of the eastern papers that 1 represent showing our I advantages and am getting some letters ■ inquiring atßHit our county. It seems !to me that a person who has passed 1 through one hard earthquake ought to , be contented here. ! During more than 21 years that I ; have called Delta county niv home my conference work has taken me into | 1 Wyoming. Arizona and Utah. It has 1 taken me to Michigan, Nebraska and other states, in attending general, meetings and 1 never return home but j what I appreciate our climate as never before. So I say don’t be bashful about , ' showing up this climate and the many other good things. We don’t have the dust storms and: hliuards they have in western Nebras- | ka and eastern Colorado. We don't have the terrible cyclones that visit other places. I think we ought to be , ;is contented and happy a people as could be expected on the earth in its present fallen condition and do all we I can to raise the moral standard and tell them of the time to come when this earth will Ik? renewed and there will be no earthquake, blizzard nor cyclone. A few weeks after the the earth -1 quake we drove a few miles north of San Jose to see some of the sights and 'it was simply wonderful. For about twenty feet wide the ground appeared | to have sunk down a few inches and all i along wen* deep crevices and we could } look down a number of feet and see standing wheat. It looked as though the ground had heaved up and settled down again. We went some distance through this wheat field and it was the same as far as we could see. It made me think of some places where the water had washed small crevices in our adobe hills. As I stood and viewed it, 1 was impressed with the mighty l*>wer that caused such an upheaval. When I commenced this article 1 had no thoughts of its being too long for one article, but from past experiences in dishing up items for the press I have learned that they all have a big waste i tiasket and of the late of articles which are too long. I have written a sixteen jwge booklet which my Delta county friends and any others can get at the rate of one cent each, so write me enclosing the stamps and they will be promptly mailed. Geo. O. States, Cedaredge, Colorado. Treat your family to a bucket of 1 chili from Smith’s Lunch Wagon. PINES | All the wonderful expector ant properties of the monarch of the forest is contained in Cook’s Syrup of White Pine and Tar ’Tis a monarch among cough cures at a very small Price 25c. GUY M. BLAIR Exclusive Dealer in Somerset Coal $3.50 a Ton ----- j BUS AND TRANSFER WORK A SPECIALTY. On and after Jan. 1, 1907, coal will be cash on delivery. KURZ Sc MCGREW Proprietor* of the DELTA MARKET Fresh and Salt Meats and Ice («t»od» ilellrered free to nil parlr "f tlie G tj. Give usa trial DELTA. L’OLO Siuke Stacks. Pomps. Roifina I. CARTWRIGHT, Sanitary Plumber. Opposite Geer & Clack. Tin aM SH In Work. Sinks. Rante Boilers Batki Tubs Cook’s ! HEADACHE Tablets ! Will be keenly appreciated after a trial by people who suffer from headaches—se vere or mild, occasional or chronic. They never fail to Give Quick RELIEF Easing the pain-in a very few minutes. Especially I liked by ladies as they have no bad after effects. 25c at i People’s Pharmacy. Secret of Beauty < Is Health ! i The secret of health is the power to digest and assimi j late a proper quantity of food | Improved Liver Pills. keep you healthy by curing Sick Headache, Dyspepsia. Malaria, | Constipation and kindred diseases People’s Pharmacy LONG DRAWN OUT COUGHS- are caused by continual coughing without relief. They are hardest j to cure and hardest to endure. Cook’s Syrup of White Pine Comp. Soothes the mucuous membrane of the throat and bronchial tubes, i. e. Only 25 and 50c. The People’s Pharmacy. L. MacD. BURGESS Physician and Surgeon Office over Stephan & Obert’s, Delta W. ALVAH RIDLEY Physician and Surgeon , Office with G. W. Ridley. Jeweler; Residence, Singleton’s. Phone Colo. Red 332. ' L. A. HICK. M. D. Delta, Colorado. H. K. BRAISTED Physician and Surgeon Office on Main Street, Delta, Colo. ■ I ; o. p. McCartney Physician and Surgeon Delta :: :: :: .; Colorado DR. H. K. GIBBS Osteopath Office in Jeffers Bldg., Delta, Colo. C. H. BURGIN Physician and Surgeon Office in rooms previously occu pied by Dr. Hunter. Office Phone, Red 262; residence. Red 672. MILLARD FAIRLAMB I \ Attorney at Law Office South Main St., Delta, Colo. GEORGE STEPHAN Attorney at Law Practices in State and Federal Courts KING & STEWART Attorneys at Law Real Estate, Ix>ans and Insurance MILTON R. WELCH Attorney at Law U. S. Commissioner Special attention given to Pre-emption, Desert Land and Coal Pre-emption Filings Desert land yearly proofs, pre emption. homestead and desert land final proofs taken. Delta, Colo. Benzoin Cream ) WcncTvr foil to rvcoraineml thin I'rMni it in ‘>ur owu— iua«l«% by us. W* kiuiH what it in—know that it is a nuperior I article. S|»U*iMli«l for rjtwh rvd skin. PEOPLE*3 PHARMACY. How Do You Spend These Long Evenings? Better get a good Phonograph and an assortment of Records and you will be surprised how pleasant the evenings will pass | Call at our store and see the best, i We handle the Edison and Columbia Phonographs and Records and sell them at Chicago prices. T. J. Wyatt Jeweler and Optician The Delta Independent Is making a fight for the advancement of the busi ness interests and future prospects of the city and county of Delta. Are you with us? You know this means prosperity for you and your neighbor. Our subscription rate is only $2.00 For One Big, Un| Year.