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One hundred and fifty pounds of the Celebrated VELVET FLOUR given away. First Prize, one 100-lb. sack Velvet Flour, Second
Prize, one 50-lb. sack Velvet Flour. For the best loaf of bread baked from Velvet Flour by any of our customers before June first.
People say
we are outdoing ourselves at the
fountain this season. If you have
not tried some of our new special
ties there is a treat in store for you
Ice Cream
1 hrcc Flavors
Let us furnish ice cream for your party
The Seaton Drug Company
Della's Progressive Prescription Druggists
Smoke Stacks. Pomps. Roofing
Sanitary Plumber.
Opposite Geer & Clack.
Tin ail M Iron Work.
Sinks. Range Boilers. Batb Tops
It’s High Time
you discovered that it docs not pay
to buy |KH»r jewelry.
Good Jewelry
is always worth the money it costa,
while the |>oor kind has no return
value. Let us prove to you that good
jewelry is not necessarily beyond your
means. If you contemplate making
a wedding gift pretty soon, you can
not do better than choose some of
the good jewelry on exhibition here.
F. c.Ti elt
The Leading Jeweler
1). & K. CL Watch Inspector
Fnrm Louim.
Money always on hand for farm
loans at 8 per cent.
No. 48 King & Stewart.
Colorado & Southern
Tenth Annual Session fo the
Colorado Chautauqua
Summer School
The Great Rocky Mountain Assembly
at Boulder, Colo., opens July 4th, next. Let us tell you about it
T. E. FISHER. G. P. A., Denver, Colo.
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£9 jl'J- k
The More Trousers You
the completer your wardrobe.
to go with that coat and vest
which show no signs of wear.
We will make them of a fabric
that is as distinguished for its
wearing qualities as for its
beauty of pattern. We will fit
you in a style which no factory
made garments can hope to
equal. Come in and be meas
Returns Home Well Satisfied.
C. J. Closaen of I’aonia passed thru
Delta Tuesday enroute to his home
after a three weeks trip to the Hood
River country in Oregon and the
I Yakima valley in Washington. While
I that section was not visited with de
structive frosts an»l will have a good
: fruit crop. Mr. Clossen says he comes
' back to Delta county satisfied to re
main. He says those sections are tre
! mendously boomed anti in the Yakima
country land sells for from $2OO to $lOOO
|>er acre. Everybody is selling real
estate and boosting with all their
might. While those are undoubtedly
good fruit sections, according to Mr.
Clossen they do not have the climate
and numerous other advantages to be
h ad in Delta county.
He comes home agreeing that there
are others but fully convinced that we
are IT.
“May I coine too?"
It was the noon hour at school and
Hortensia stood in the door of the lab
oratory, where the practical experi
ment of finding out how several differ
ent kinds of lunch would suit as many
different people, was being tried.
“By all means,” called Sophronia
gayly, making room at her own desk
for a second lunch box.
Then she added in a lower tone, “I
was wishing you would come, for I
want to ask you about Roy.”
“Oh Roy!” said Hortensia, in atone
of gentle despair; “I’ll tell you the
latest while 1 peel my orange. Master
Roy came to me again last night with
his books strapped up and his jaw set,
to tell me that he was not coming to
j school any more. As this is the third
time he has done ‘that same’, I think 1
should have bid him a polite farewell
and let him go, if it had not been for
his father. Mr. Craddock himself is an
unusually well-educated man, you know;
and every time I see him, he begs me
to keep Roy in school as long as we can
says he wants his son to have at least
a high-school training. Too bad, isn’t
“The trouble is.” said Sophronia,
“Roy didn’t inherit his father's intel
lect; his sister Bertha, down in Miss
Fay’s room, has that; bright as a dollar.
Miss Fay says.”
“And poor Roy has only his mother’s
charming good looks—and her scatter
brains,” sighed Hortensia.
“Oh,” said Sophronia. “if we ONLY
had a good course in manual training!
It isn’t that Roy is stupid; it’s only
chat his mind hasn’t caught up with his
body yet. Some day he is going to
wake up and go to work; if only we
can keep him in school until the awak ;
ening comes! He doesn't know what j
he wants yet. ”
“He knows one thing he wants, right j
well” said Hortensia
‘Cold, gold. gold. gold.
Bright and yellow, hard and cold.’
“Well, he gets that passion from his
mother, too,” said Sophronia. “Did
you ever talk with her without hearing
about money?”
“No, said Hortensia, “and it is his.
and his mother’s ambition for money,
that is making him restless now. His
cousin George dropped out last term,
you remember, and is earning a munifi
cent salary, clerking at Harts'. Roy
imagines that George is getting way
ahead of him and that by the time he,
Roy, can finish high-school. George will
be on the high road to wealth, a la-
“And unfortunately we can’t tell
him,” said Sophronia, “that if you
were to take his brain and George’s,
and put them into one boy, and educate
that boy for ten years, he might then
bo as keen as Carnegie was to l>egin
with! If people only would learn, that
when a self-made man wins extraordi
nary success, it is because he had some
sort of extraordinary ability.”
“Wouldn’t it make a boy like George
positively dizzy, if he could get a sort
of bird’s eye view of the brain of a
, man like Carnegie.” mused Hortensia.
Sophronia laughed. “That doesn’t
help us out any with Roy.” she said.
“Roy ought to have manual training;
' not because he particularly needs the
book-shelves and the fire-tongs, he
might make, but because he needs that
sort of training, especially as it is the
: only thing that would be likely to keep
him in school much longer.”
“You couldn’t make even his father
| see that now,” said Hortensia. “He
says, ‘AH the boy' needs is to bo held
down to his books. ’ Do you suppose
he has forgotten the proverb about
leading a horse to water? You can not
teach a boy much when he is in a
chronic state of rebellion. Why 1 read
the other day that they are getting
better service from telephone girls, by
giving them flower-beds! The more
contented they are, the quicker they
dis|K>se of calls!”
“If were to talk manual training to
Mrs. Craddock,” said Sophronia, ”1
suppose she would say it might do for
Roy, since it would increase his earning
ability, but that she preferred to teach
! Bertha domestic science, herself.”
I “The question is— :Will she?” said
I Hortensia. “She is as proud as she
can be of Bertha’s bookishness, and
| doesn’t want the child to so much as
J wash a dish, at home.”
“And that’s another good thing man
ual training would do,” said Sophronia
i decidedly. “It would do away with
j that sort of snobbishness, by giving to
I head-work and hand-work equal dignity
i and honor.”
j “Now what are you two discussing?”
; said a new voice, and Miss (Hen’s firm
hands were on Hortensia’s shoulders.
“How you rest me!” said Hortensia,
looking up. “You ought to have been
a magnetic healer, Mary Glen. If l
were the worst boy in school, I’d be
have, if you put your hands on uio like
that! Doesn’t it help you in govern
“Sometimes, ” laughed Miss Glen.
“I don’t always take hold so gently,
you know!”
“We were talking about manual ;
training.” said Sophronia, gathering
her crumbs neatly into a paper napkin.
“Manual fiddlesticks!” said Miss Glen
bluntly. “My mother had nine children
and she taught every one of us to cook
and sev Why don’t the mothers now
a-days do the same thing and keep
themselves out of mischief?”
“My mother taught me to read; but
it hadr. t occurred to me before, to
count that an argument against teach
ing reading in the schools,” said Hor
tensia placidly.
“Son • of those who know how best,
won’t take the trouble; and some don’t
REALM know how,” said Sophronia
“Dor : know how, in this town of
good house-keepers?” said Miss Glen.
“No. .'aid Hortensia, ”if they knew
everything, why were Miss Autmon’s
classes ■ popular in the ‘Short Course’
last winter? It isn’t considered enough,
in the.'* days, you know, that you
should -end the children otF to school
full-filled; you are expected to know
that the system of each one has re
ceived proper nourishment - and that is
quite a different matter.”
'■ •'••ntiamtl n«*xt w«*»*k
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Sine* the conditions which in i
the fru.t-growing 1 regions of Colorado I
are so w dely different from those which
obtain the eastern states, why should
we think it necessary to go to the east
ern ore ird man for our system of cul
tivatio: We have already found that
many tf.ngs which are suitable to the
Eastar- not applicable to Colorado; and
we bel .e that the time is fast ap
proach : when we will still find it de
sirable ' greatly modify our system of
cultiva n.
The . ving of cover crops in the or
chard now largely practiced in the
East, n . with good results. But their
methon could not be entirely adopted
here, s it does not seem unreasonable
to supfthat a system of cultivation
which may be entirely different from
that pr.i need in any other region will
soon lx worked out by the arid horti
It is ipnarent to ail that the one
thing r st needed in our soils is decay
ing ve» «table matter. This material is
very aooa exhausted because of the ac
tion of our intense sun. But this is
something we must learn to counteract
if we are to maintain the fertility of
our rchard lands indefinitely. The best
wa> to secure this decaying vegetable
matter is by plowing under some form
of yreen manure. Just what this crop
sha be, and how it shall be handled,
remains to be determined by experi
nn •t. A number of people in various
localities have been turning under green
crops in their orchards for several
years and with good results. The pos
sibilities along this line are all before
us and we believe that in the near fu
-1 ture great strides in this direction will
be made.
i « ver crops do a great many things
| for the orchardist which need not be
I mentioned here. But two of the im
|k. riant features may well be mentioned.
F the covering to the ground in the
winter time, even though slight, great
ly prevents damage by frost to the
I rootsof trees. This has been definitely
determined by experiment. In some
portions of our state this would be an
important item. But in an abnormal
season, like the present, which fortu
nately is of rare occurrence, if the or
chard man had some other means of
income .besides the product of his or
chard, he would certainly be in luck.
Why not then combine a small amount
of stock-feeding with fruit-growing, as
advocated by Professor Cottrell, of the
Agricultural College, and in this way |
have an additional revenue, and at the
same time, build up the fertility of the
soil as well as have a good way of dis
posing of waste fruits? With this sys- i
tern some green crops, possibly peas. \
might be grown in the ore hart! which
could be fed to hogs, and the stubble
ami manure returned to the land. There ;
is said to be an increasing demand for i
hogs, and we believe that this subject |
should receive careful consideration at
the hands of our fruit-growers.
W. Paddock.
Business For Sale.
On account of ill health 1 desire to
sell my business, consisting of a good
stock of millinery, ladies’ furnishings
and notions, all necessary fixtures, and
gt>od will of business. Apply to Mrs.
M. E. Robinson, Delta. Colo. tf.
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Some Land Bargains.
120 acres 2 l £ miles west of Delta;
rod soil; good fruit or beet land. *sso
per acre.
10 acre orchard; 800 bearing 9-year
old apple trees; good water right: 2 l »
miles south of Delta; $2,500. See Sam
Farmer of the Uncompahgre Real Es
tate Co.
Going to Build?
If so, it will be a saving of money, time and worry
to you if you will come to us for estimates on the
material you may need. We handle the best grades.
Salida White Lime.
Mountain and Plain Paints.
Building Material of All Kinds,
including Glass, Oils, etc.
Mill Work a Specialty.
Independent Lumber Co.
| Oh! What a Job!
j!' Rather tough, isn’t it, to make what
i/’T" y \\V seem to be a few trilling repairs to
(f \ 7|V\ your wheel? Well, to tell you the
| f v .y 1 \\ 5 $ N truth, you don’t know exactly how
couldn’t be expected to. We do —it’s
\V ( \u \ j"' our business. Repairs made expedi
-» /tiously here- in less time than it takes
to say that word—and cheaply, too.
I will close out my stock of Dress
Goods, Curtains, Waistmgs, Hose,
Corsets and Notions at greatly re
duced prices. .'.
Mrs. M. E. Robinson, Milliner
REWARD S.. 2.15 1-2; No. 28621; SAX WARD No.
20030; HARR'S’ UPWARD No. 42736
Rewards.. Sire of Helen Gould 2.14 1-2: Little Girl
2.17 3-4: Wavback 2.18 1-2; Jimmy Hards 2.22 1-2:
Juliet 2.21 1-2; Echo 2.25. Leading sire of Colorado
for 1900. All these performers from non-standard
mares and all race records. Show us a "sage-brush”
sire that beats Reward S.. son of Shadeland Onward
2.18 1-2: Dam. Dollie Sprague, triple producing daugh
ter of Badger Sprague, son of Governor Sprague 2.20
1-2 and sire of the dam of the Great McKinley 2.11 1-4.
The time has come when no man can afford to breed
to a stallion that is not standard bred. If a stallion
standard bred has two-minute speed, so much the
Reward S. and Harry Upward $25.00 the Season. Saxward $15.00
the Season with return privileges.
M ires from a distance kept on pasture at $1.50 per month.
Young stock for sale. For further inform ition address
Wm. SILSBY, Delta, Colo.
are strong shooters, strongly made and I ;
t; ;• v-'v
so inexpensive that you won’t be afraid |A,, r;. -
to use one in any kind of weather. f| a
They are made io, 12 and 16 gauge.
Sold Everywhere. g£y<jl Vi
Proprietor* of the
Fresh and
Salt Meats
and Ice
11o»kI j* ilelivennl free to all i*art» of the City.
Ulve us a trial DELTA, COLO

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