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It has taken years of persistent effort and painstaking toil to get this word RELIABILITY and F. P. HUNT & CO. securely connected and firmly imprinted on the pub lic mind, but such is the situation to-day and by living up to the full meaning of the word we expect to keep it for many years to come There is a whole lot in reliability. When you buy an article you want to feel that you have something worth the money, in which dependence can b; placed and that will not disap point. There is always a BEST in everything. It has been our aim for years to get the BEST line of goods iu all de partments and we have succeeded. There are manufacturers who lead and others who follow. We sell the goods turned out by those who lead. You know it, or at least you will know it whenever you take the pains to investigate our store. I IVefticles vnd Harness! 1 I One minute of your time to hear our Wr^ f F. P. Hunt ft Co., Delta, Colo, j| I ki»t tiled up the wish of this community in Vehicles and Harness and B J ara prepared to OMI them. We make no shoddy oflwingg. We re res** B B dent agents for the If STODEBAHER LINE || ■ You know and everybody else knows there is nothing superior to it. It’s the line that ■ H ■ is built right, looks right and lasts long. Known and used all over the world. Don't ■ H B ■ be afraid we haven’t got your style. Studebaker makes about everything on wheels I ■ and all the appropriate harness and trappings. If it's not in stock we'ra prepared H ■ to get it and get it quick. And it will be nil right when it comes. M ■ M Take a Look in and Let Va Show You. I B P. S. If it has the Studebaker name plate upon it. it'tyour guar .ntea to a par* K feet Vehicle. Don’t forget that the name K plate ia a guarantee. STUDEBAKER WAGONS Columbus Buggies, Majestic Ranges Are those familiar names to you? Are those recognized the world over as leading all others? You know this is true and you will find it equally true of every department in the store. It has given F. P. HUNT & CO. and RELIABILITY a public connection which is increasing our business by leaps and bounds. Another thing which makes a store popular is to have a full and complete stock and not be “just out” every time au article is called for. Of course there are times when goods eaimot be secured; whenever it is possible to get them we do so and it is very infrequent for an article to be called for that we cannot supply. We carry the largest stock of Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Tin and Graniteware, Stoves, Cutlery, Queensware, Harness, Wagons, Buggies and Machinery on the Western Slope. F. P. HUNT & CO. DELTA, COLORADO ■■■■ ii ■ » i 0 Local and Personal Mrs. C. M. Hall has moved into Mrs Norton’s property near the depot. A. C. Botsford was down from the cattle camp last Friday greeting friends. Kev. Frothingham will preach at the Ash mesa school house at 11 o’clock Sunday forenoon. F. I. Lees helps boost by sending the Independent to George W. Hall at Reeds, Mo., for six months. Two car loads of the ice plant ma chinery has arrived and is being in stalled. A third car is on the road. Mrs. G. W. Arterberry returned from Denver last Friday where she had been for several weeks having her eyes treated. Millard Fairlamb, W. O. Stephens and W. E. Obert went to Montrose yesterday as witnesses in the Ashen felter water case. Fred Hickman came up from Grand Junction Sunday and remained over Monday as a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Smith. The Athletic Assn, of the High School celebrated its recent histrionic success by giving a social entertainment at the K. P. hall last Friday night. The Rathbone Sisters entertained at cards at the K. P. hall last night. Re freshments were served and all present enjoyed a pleasant evening. Rev. Father Edgar W. Cook, of the Philadelphia diocese, who is in Colorado for his health, has come to Delta to take charge of the Catholic church. He is holding regular services and will re main here until his health is permanent ly improved. Wm. Artibee h*s moved into the Wm. Russler house in North Delta. He expects to make his home here so that fiis little girl can have the advantage of our schools. He has rented the | fruit farm in Black canon to R. D. ' Heinbockel. President Aylesworth. of the Agri cultural College, spent last Saturday looking over the farm he and other members of the faculty purchased a short time ago. He was greatly pleased with the property and told Prof. Pauli, who accompanied him, of his regret in not having more available money to invest in Delta county. Dr. Darley delivered an interesting and instructive memorial sermon last Sunday morning at the Presbyterian church. The Grand Army Post and Ladies’ Relief Corps attended in a body, and the regular congregation was un usually large. Dr. Darley is a man of intense patriotism and although memo rial sermons have been preached for many years he gave his hearers a large fund of new thoughts for their enter tainment and enlightenment. Decoration Day Services. The regular order of decoration day services waa held at the Delta cemetery yea ter day forenoon aa per previous an nouncement. The Grand Army, Ladies Relief Corps and I. 0. O. F. lodge formed in line at ten o’clock and marched to the cemetery where the ritualistic services of both the Grand Army and Corps was carried out. The Corps made its part especially impres sive by having the parts committed. Many citizens were at the cemetery to decorate the graves of loved ones. No program waa carried out aside from the Post and Corps Services. By request of the Independent. Commander Hoine appointed R. J. Coffey to secure a complete list of all soldiers buried in the Delta cemetery. Mr. Coffey devoted a great deal of time to preparing the list. His full report is as follows: List of dead soldiers of Geo. B. Mc- Clellan Post No. 76, G. A. R. of Delta, Colorado: All but five of these heroes of the great Civil war, are now peacefully sleeping in the Delta cemetery —That sleep that knows no waking —they will not rise when o’er the skies, the morn ing light is breaking. G. E. Emery—Company “F” 25th Maine infantry. Thomas Devine—Co. “M” Ist Con necticut cavalry. B. F. Cross -Co. “D” 27th Missouri infantry. W. H. Parccll—Co. “D” 12th Indiana infantry. G. A. Hawkins—Co. “B” Ist Colo rado infantry. Lieutenant Elisha Darling--Co. ** — M 19th Michigan infantry. D. B. Cornell—Co. “G” 95th Illinoia infantry. Corporal Wm. F. Johnston—Co. “I” 131st Pennsylvania infantry. W. K. Colwell—Co. ”M” 6th Mich igan cavalry. Alf. D. Aldridge—Co. “1” Ist Ar kansas cavalry. Jesse Brown—Co. “A” 6th Ohio in fantry. G. E. Norton—Co. “F” 31st Wiscon sin infantry. Captain Geo. W. Henry—Co. “D” 11th Missouri infantry. Robert Henderson—Co. **l” 7th lowa cavalry. The following members of Delta Post have died in other states within the past five years: Captain John Q. Adams—Co. "H" A PURE FOOD LAW Applied to the Clothing Business Would Surely Cause a Scrambling Around in Woolen Mill Circles It is estimated that only I 0 per cent of the ready-made clothing sold is pure wool and if you knew just how much cotton the suit you now have on contains, you would understand why it does not wear better, look better and hold its shape better. Probably if it had carried a guarantee that it was only 48 per cent wool, you wouldn’t have bought it in the first place, although it may have looked all right when new. Imi tations of good clothes are cleverly executed. Now, we have a line of clothing for men made by J. Capps & Sons, Ltd., proprietors of the Jacksonville Woolen Mills, which they guarantee to be 100 per cent Pure Wool and absolutely fast color. We, ourselves, are willing to back these clothes to the limit, not only as to wearing qualities but also to the good workmanship and up-to-date fit. We invite your Critical Inspection of our Selected Stock of Capps Clothing Suits, $12.00 to $25.00 HILLMAN’S DELTA, COLORADO Ist Nebraska, died in Montana. A. C. Baily —Co. “E” 40th Wisconsin, died in California. Joseph Bixby—Co. “H” 10th Mis souri, died at Colorado Soldiers’ home. W. A. Willey Engineer of war ship “Brilliant,” died in Texas. D. K. Baily —buried on his farm on California mesa. The G. A. H. Post of Delta would be pleased to hear from all families who have soldier friends buried in the Delta cemetery, if they will send to the Post the deceased comrades full name, com pany, regiment and state so that we may be able to secure a full list of all and place government tombstones free of charge to all unmarked graves. It. J. CoFFKy. Red Mountain Items. Eugene Rowell in building a large cellar in the side hill just back of the house. Rain has brought on the grass so that there is good feed on the range and stock is looking well. The Co-operative Telephone Co. arc surveying the line northwest from Mr. Odems to Mr. Nelsons. We got what (leoplc were anxious for, a good rain and everybody is happy with the prospects of crops coming on. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler went to Delta last week and returning, visited Mr. and Mrs. John Ashworth, remaining over one day. The Red Mountain Coal Company have just got on a five ton Atlas Steel Lever scales for their coal mine which will soon be put up. Mrs. Rowell has sold over thirty dollars worth of tomato plants and could have sold several times as many more if she had had them. They readily sold at a dollar a hundred and were very scarce at that price. C. G. States had a birthday dinner Tuesday, the 28th, and was much sur prised, on sitting down to the dinner table, at several valuable presents; among them a complete set of Hills Encyclopedia from his sister, Mrs. Fow ler. They had a fine dinner und a good time generally. AMONG THE LOCAL CHURCHES. BAPTIST CHURCH. 11. .J. Baird will deliver a Christian address at 11 a. m. Itev. Krolhingham will preach in the evening. CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 11:00 a. m. sermon by the |«astor. Bible school 10SKI a. m. Children's Day exercises by the Bible school H:00. p. m. ST. CURB'S KPISCOPAI. CHURCH. Bt I.ukc's church, I’crcival M. Wixxl, Hector. Services: morning. Holy Communion 11:00 a. m. Evening H:00 p. m. After June 2nd. and until a rector is chosen to succeed Mr. Wood, the Sunday school and services will bo conducted by Mr. Leon Haley whom Bishop Spaulding has apimintcd I .ay reader. In And Around Olathe. (Woterti Hints* Criterion.) The work of leveling the ground pre paratory to putting in a race track on the location lately purchaacd for out door a porta will begin in about two weeks. 11. M. Kelly, of California menu, haH disposed of his valuable ranch and in the future will give his attention to his large (lock of sheep in the vicinity of Clmmaron, whero he is the owner of a half section of ground. Jacob Younger has sold his meat market to Smith & Wiggins, of Mont rose. The injury lately sustained by Mr. Younger to his left hand whilo us ing a carving knife, coupled with ranch interests, are his reasons for going out of business. " Divorce Granted. Judge H. W. Hanes came up from Montrose Monday to hear a number of probate matters in the county court. He also heard the case of Mrs. Mcttie Fletcher against W. A. Fletcher for divorce and custody of their two child ren. The charge was non-support and cruelty. The divorce was granted as prayed for. Woman Wanteu-To Iron, at the the Delta Steam Laundry.