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-*1907 RESOLUTIONS- j By H. K. CORRELL, Delta’s Progressive Dealer in ’ Stoves, Ranges, Graniteware, Dishes, Fur niture, Wall Paper, Linoleum and in fact everything you need in the house furmshng line. RESOLVED, to sell the best good that money can buy. RESOLVED, that prices be lower than the lowest; qual ity considered. RESOLVED, to deliver goods promptly and in perfect condition. RESOLVED, to give a square deal all the way round. Thanking you all for you liberal patronage in the past and hop ing the above resolution will appeal to you, 1 wish you all A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR ! Go to the Porter & Obert Hardware Company For Bargains. i Delta Racket Store j We extend our wishes for a Happy New Year to you, and desire that you remember this firm as the place where you are always treated courteously and made welcome :::::: We arry a complete line of I 7/ntloruroar, Jffosiory. Gtc. Come and see us. . ' * Delta Racket Store - Dry Farming. One of the most interesting and prac ! tical reports on dry farming was made at the meeting in Denver last week by George L. Farrell of Cache county, Utah. He has been farming in an arid conntry with-out water for 40 years and has successfully handled 1,700 acres. Following is what Mr. Farrell had to say: “I plow ten inches deep after break ing the land, and then I usually have six inches of sub-soil. I use horses and disc plows altogether. With a four gang disc and eight horses I can plow from eight to ten acres per day, in a strip half a mile long. The fall plow ing is done on the stubble land, after the stubble is allowed to grow about two feet high. In the fall that is turn ed under, and in this way gets aII of the winter’s precipitation, the snow, rain and frost. “I leave the rough plowing until the spring, and just as soon as it is dry enough to work 1 put on my disc. I use a different sort of a disc than many of the Western farmers. It is manufact ured in Logan county, Utah, and is known as the six-gang disc. It throws the dirt all one way, leaving no space for weeds to grow. “The boy with six horses puts the harrow on and continues to harrow lengthwise and crosswise through the season for the purpose of killing weeds and pulverizing the soil, as well as con serving all the moisture possible. FOR YEARS HE HAS USED METHODS NOW THOUGHT NEW “About the Ist of September each year I put on the leveler and level the earth, the drill in the meantime being run in front and the seed drilled into the ground. We sow wheat at the rate of thirty-five or forty pounds to the acre, and let it get the next winter’s precipi tation, ‘and in the spring, when it is two inches high, take the harrows and! tip the teeth backward at an angle of about 30 degrees, so as not to tear up the soil. “This method breaks the crust and pulverizes the soil, and if there are weeds it will kill them. We generally harrow it both ways, as it gives fresh life and vigor to the grain. We then leave it to harvest time. “By the methods I have described I average thirty to forty-five bushels of wheat to the acre, fifty to ninety bush els of barley, three to three and one half tons of millet, and have plenty of good pasture for my cattle. I have be tween 1,300 and 1,400 acres under culti vation. and rest them every other year. “I put in wheat last year and cut 210 acres on ground that 1 started to farm forty-one years ago and have been farming it every other year since that time. The crop 1 raised last year was | far better than any year that 1 remem ber. I broke up a piece of alfalfa, ground, sowed two bushels of spring wheat on about two acres, and harvest-, ed sixty-nine bushels of the finest qual-! ity. “I kept all of that seed and the mill ers offered me 10 cents a bushel more , for it than the price of any wheat in the country. The Farmer’s association at the meeting last year named it ’Far rell’s Golden Wonder.’ 1 got a teacup full of seed from the north of England and continued to raise it until 1 got two bushels, then planted the two acre* with the result that 1 have given." Division of Hunting License. Judge Hunter of the District court over at Trinidad last Saturday hand<*d down an opinion which will be of inter est to county clerks over the state. The decision appertains to the prop er division of the 91 hunting license fee, which is divided as follows: Fifty cents to the fish and game commission er, 25 cents to the county in which the license was issued, and 25 cents to the county clerk. When J. U. Vigil left the office of county clerk, he was sued by the county for $346, which an ex|>ert accountant stated was owing the coun ty. Vigil stood ready to refund the money pending a decision by the court. The amount in question, $346 was made up of 25 cent fees, which, by the au thority of Attorney General Miller, he had placed in his pocket. The same condition existed in nearly every county in the state. The court has found in favor of the former county clerk. Farm Loans. Money always on hand for farm loans at 8 per cent. No. 48 Kino A Stewart. Coal Notice. C/’oalby coal has been advanced to $1.70 at the mine. Miners are wanted. A. Watson, Mgr. Pifttrt Hr Sale. 120 acres of alfalfa pasture near town; plenty of water, fences good. Stock taken at #1.50 per month. Smith Bros. Notice. The County Treasurer is instructed to collect, by issuing distraint warrant, all Personal Taxes for 1905 not paid by Feb. 10th, 1907. Please pay up and save extra expense. J. E. Beck ley, Sl'62 County Treasurer. Wanted—To trade the beat paying business in Delta for ranch or town property. Address at once, Box 188, Delta, Colo. Local and Personal. | Plenty of money to loan on Delta real estate. Welch & Davis. The place to get your watch, clock or jewelry repaired is at Edmond’s. Prices right. Work done good and prompt. 10 lb. Honey-Suck le Lard *1.15. 5 lb. Honey-Suckle I.ard 60c. Any place so they say. Some dealers take 5 per cent off for cash. If. •I. E. Davis is moving his family this week to the Will Brower ranch on low er Tongue creek, which he has rented for a period of three years. J. E. Snyder, of Delores, bought a| car load of Hereford hull calves from 1 E. J. Mathews which he shipped this j week. They were beauties. The Colvin case at Salida wherein B. | S Ilennison a former Delta citizen was implicated, has been postponed until I the July term of court for trial. 11. G- Chapman and his sister, Mrs. W. A. Forrest, both of Telluride. were I calling on real estate men the first of this week in quest of a ranch to rent. I Mrs. J. P. Huntley, who is sfiending the winter in Caifomia. is greatly im proved in health and writes to Mr. Hunt ley that she is enjoying better health than for years past. Rev. Harlow has been at Paonia this week holding evangelistic services for the Christian people at that place; their regular pastor having been taking ill while in the midst of the meeting. A. L. Reynolds was down from Eckert Saturday and dropped in to this office long enough to leave two dollars advance subscription. Mr. Reynolds is in the mercantile business at Eckert and re-1 ports trade good. Mail carrier Holbrook picked up five ! copies of last week's Independent on Monday which were being mailed to parties in the east. This is the pro|>er spirit and will aid materially in adver tising the resources of our country. A freight wreck cast of Salida inter fered with eastern mail two days last week. Fourteen cars of a freight train were piled up and a numlier of them were badly demolished W. P. Dale was 36 hours getting to Denver on account of the smash-up. W. A. Reynolds and wife of Ouray spent a few hours in town Saturday, on their way home from a visit in Delta. Mr. Reynolds is secretary of the Ouray lodge of Elks and says he had a fine visit below where he had a big rabbit hunt.— Montrose Enterprise. J. S. Maupin was in town Saturday from his ranch on the Roubideaux and was good enough to leave ducats for tarv years subscription. He reports 19(4 as having been a good year on the ranch and is quite hopeful that the present season will lie equally product ive and prosperous. Dr. Frothinghamdelivcredhislecture, ! "William the Silent," to an appreciA- I tive audience at the ojicra house Tues day evening. The lecture in referred to in the highest terms by those pres ent. It was delivered under auspices of the Baptist Young People's Society and the total proceeds amounted to *4O. Charles Clark and W. M. McC’aflrcy were in Delta between trains Saturday on their way from the North Fork to Grand Junction. They arc selling insur ance for the Capitol Life at Denver. The editor knew both of these gentle men on the Eastern Slope and can vouch for their hustling qualities. Glad to have a call from J. 11. Burton to renew the subscription which is sent jto his address at Astabula, Ohio, lie comes out here most every winter to get a taste of our fine Italian climate and to look after some property he owns in the vicinity of Cedaredge. He has been here several weeks already and will remain until about the first of March. M. J. Higgins was not quite as punctual Monday morning in getting to town as usual but when he did put in an appearance the clerks quickly notic ed the broad smile he was wearing and were not long in learning of the arrival of a ten pound boy at the Higgins home the previous evening. Congratula tions were in order and we supposa M. J. set ’em up. Starr Nelson is hauling out machinery and other equipment to the Gunn ranch which he and Mr. Staples have recently bought. They are enthusiastic over their purchase and feel that they have a property worth considerably more than the amount represented in the purchase price. The Gunn ranch un doubtedly has the reputation of being one of the best in the country. The Fitzgerald-Dermody Co. havo an ad. in this issue. Issik it up; watch that space. It will be changed frequent ly. They want a large list of property and are soliciting the listing of property by those who have it for sale. They have already brought two large parties of homeseekers from the east and say they have only commenced. They ex pect to be instrumental In locating many people here during 1907. Wanted. A good farmer to work HO acres of ground on shares. Hay and some or chard on place, ranch located on Lower Surface Creek Mesa; plenty of water. For further particulars, inquire of Tkavih & Cahtle, Delta, Colo. SThe Arrival of the sets you thinking of the many delightful spins you hope to have in 1907. Is you wheel right for a good start and a strong finish? Let’s look it over and put in our best licks to make sure of your bicycling pleasure. A dollar now may save you many dollars later kwiat Naddacs ItMirtd. Halts Srtaad. Rubber Staaps aat Cai Mark. G. C. ENGLISH —• Colorado Phone Black 272 Co-Op Phone 32 i IN. H. CASTLE & CO. j Real Estate, Loans, Insurance Public Auctioneer. DELTA, - COLOBADO. I TURNER & HUNTLEY Pioneer Grocery Men There are two reasons why we solicit your trade-one is because we are |s>sitive we can please you, and the other is that you may return any article you purchase that is not satisfactory Does’t that Proposition Appeal to You? FaN Shoes r Full C 001 ! 01^ • Vrt£k Shoes to fit feet and yet not (If f’J/L -m\ provoke profanity need not be ungainly and outlandish in cut. fl Q u " r contr »ryl Our latest 9J ,nf> deh in walking shoes are Tilt •I'*' acme of beauty because J they conform to the sha|>e of human feet—for the same reason they ease |>ain instead of I causing it. All styles—lal prices GALE BROS., agffiiSg- Delta, Colo. J | Pleases Every Lady. No woman will do without the C-curity Placket Fastener, when once she sees what it is. It is an appliance for fas tening the folds of a dress skirt and Delta women who have seen it say it is just THE thing. They are going like hot-cakes. Drop in and sec one. See ing is believing. Joe Rregent. fOR MEAT IOVERS MARKKT, aa on good meat Wtv'l./', y~'.- C>' depend health and happiness. Girardt & Kurz. Going to Build?" If HU. it will be u Having of money, time and worry to you if you will eome to uh for e H linmtcH on the material you may need. We handle the beat grades. Sulidu White Lime. Mountain and Plain Paints. Building Material of All Kinds, including Glass, Oils, etc. ’ Mill Work a Specialty. Independent Lumber Co.