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THE DELTA INDEPENDENT.
XXV YEAR—NO. :HJ. IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL SERVICES. The Body of Mayor Hunt Is followed To the Grave by Citizens of Delta and Surrounding Country f n Masse. The funeral of Mayor Franklin Por ter Hunt took place from the family residence on Garnet mesa Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. At three o’clock the members of Delta I.odge il6, I. O. O. F. met at their hall, where the re mains of Mayor Hunt lay in state. After formally taking charge they marched to the house, in rank, bearing the casket containing the remains of their deceased brother. At the residence the large rooms were filled and the beautiful lawn crowded with those who came to pay their last respects. The choir sang: “Nearer My God to Thee,’’ after which Dr. Darley, of the Presbyterian church, read from the scriptures, then gave a short address, recommending charity of thought and act and judgement, dwelling upon the Jewish proverb: “Judge not, lest ye j be judged.’* Dr. Darley advised against harsh i judgement, extolled the honest, manly qualities and kindly heart of Mayor Hunt, and commended those in trouble to the pity of the kindly God who rules over the spirit of mankind. The church services at the house were closed by the choir singing: “Rock of Ages.’’ The great concourse of people were then given an opportunity to pass through the house and view for the last time the face of the dead mayor, calm in repose and natural as in life. A great floral arch arose above the i casket and other beautiful offerings, the collective gift of friends, proved in what great esteem the people of Delta held their dead mayor. From the residence to Delta Ceme tery the great crowd formed in solemn cortege. At the grave the ritualistic ceremony of the Odd Fellows made impressive the laying away of the body. feat* Mrs. Efiia T. AtdOey. Elisa Tennessee Atchley, born August 11th, 1844, in Meigs county, Tennessee, died at Delta, Colorado, October 7th, 1907. Mrs. Atchley was a lifelong Baptist and Christian worker She leaves three sons who live near Delta and one daughter living in Tennessee. The funeral was at the Baptist church October Bth. in the afternoon. Rev. S. A. Hayworth officiating. E. C Arnold Drops Dead. E. C. Arnold, proprietor of the Sher man House in Delta, dropped dead at 12:12 o'clock yesterday, heart trouble being the probable cause of death. Mr. ; Arnold was about 68 years of age and had not been well for some days. He has been a citizen of Delta for four or five years and was well respected. De ceased leaves a wife and two daughters. The Tariff Didn't Do This. No doubt counsel and all others with in hearing were surprised at Mr. John G. Milbum’s frank statement on Thurs day about the placing of Standard Oil pumping stations on the border lines of New York and Pennsylvania, and also of New Jersey and Maryland, to evade the requirements of the interstate com merce law. In each case there was no necessity to file transportation rates because the oil was sent to a part with in a State. When it went over an in visible line into the next State it was again pumped to a point within a State, and it made all its trips to tide water under these short lino consignments. Mr Millburn, who is the Standard's chief counsel in the pending case, told the referee that the scheme was his. lie advised it, “and I thought it was excellent advice,’’ he added. Probably it was. at the time it was given and for the purposes of the Standard Oil Company. Mr. Milburn always gives good advice. That is why he gets such well-to-do clients as Stand ard Oil. The fact that he served his client to the best of his splendid abili ties calls for no comment here. But when from a familiar quarter a cry goes up that the Tariff is father or mother of the trusts and responsible for all their exactions and oppressions, let it be remembered that it was not the Tariff that did this, nor was it a defender of the Tarifi that prompted or devised it. Mr. Milburn is well known as an eminent Free-Trader and a mem ber of the Democratic party which ab hora the Tariff-or thinks it does. * Gran Btosliiif Itinerary. jk Having hid man out over the atate ■gathering in HO membership fees, ■ Denver ia again getting ready to send ■put ita special train, loaded with boost- era. Some people look upon it as a little presumptive for these “funny men” of the Plain’s Queen City, to imagine that to show themselves in any particular part of the state will create a boom, and that their junketing trips are nec essary to inspire enthusiasm. Others go further and contend that a boom must be based upon something besides a brass band, and that is true. To boom any locality successfully there must be real merit of resource and pos sibility; then concentrated and intelli gent effort must be made by the people of that locality, independent of the aid of any other section, for. this thing of boosting successfully one particular place is much like a man attending to his own business. It requires about all of his time. There are plenty of mer itorious sections of the United States that need boosting and are being boosted, but their own people are doing it taking the lead. This is not a selfish contention, it is a necessity. Whatever outside boosting Denver people do, they expect to get the lion’s share for Den ver, and the same would be and is true of the efforts the people of any other place would make. And so it comes | down to the one argument: “lioo3t ,your own locality!’’ Denver Republican on Roosevelt am) Buehtei. Through a chain of circumstances over which neither side had control an impression prevailed for a year or more at the White House that the Republi can party in Colorado was not in har mony with the national administration Meddlers as well as busybodies from other parties carried tales to Washing ton. A United States senator, who has since been relegated, posing as “not Democrat, not Republican, but just Independent.’’ worked harm in the direction named. In recent times, how ever, the atmosphere has changed. Governor Buchtel has been largely re sponsible. He has taken such a deci sive. open-hearted stand on every mat ter that has been before the state that the nation has come to look this way. That characteristic letter from the president to Colorado’s executive, which was published yesterday, is an evidence that the White House and the state capitoi are close together as they should be. Governor Buchtel by nature is of the Roosevelt mold. He has the same direct manner of getting it in brief time. Although not a common politi cian, under the common acceptation, Colorado’s executive, like the nation’s head, beats the professional at his own game. He plays in the open. Colorado is sincerely for Roosevelt. The Republican party will stand by him as long as there is lio|>e of the president being prevailed upon to accept another term. And Colorado Republicans are heart and soul with Buchtel in his good work. They know that he cannot be (Kissed and they love him. as they love Roosevelt, for the enemies he has made. Denver Republican. Yellow Peril to Be Checked. At last the Immigration Inspectors have been instructed from Washington to close up the side gaps through which streams of Japanese have been pouring into the United States, notably along ! the Canadian border. That our immigration laws have been and are yet too lax, there is no doubt. Millions of the riff-raff of other nations have been coming here each year to compete with American workmaen and absorb labor opportunities, without any qualifications and with no prospects of desirable citizenship The prosperous conditions which have induced this influx have also rendered careless the directing of proper atten tion to it. These prosperous conditions not being assured for all time, when reverses come, as come they no doubt will, the labor situation will revert to one of stagnation again. We are a great believer in America for Americans, and at. the present stage the growth of nutural population will or should supply all future demands of this country, and to keep it from as suming the same overcrowded condition as European and even Oriental coun tries, we should impose additional re strictions. and enforce them with greater diligence. Mahaney Shoots Negro at Grand Junction Frank Muhaney shot and killed Wade Johnson, a negro, in Grand Junction, Wednesday night. Mahaney, who, we understand, once lived in Delta and who once before did some shooting, was acting as Depot police at Grand Junc tion. The man shot was formerly a poster at the St. Regis. The two men were in a struggle and it is claimed that Mahaney shot in self defense, Johnson having drawn a revolver and was try ing to shoot the officer. TIIU OFFICIAL PAPER OK BF-I.TA COUNTY DELTA, COLORADO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, o*o7. Delta Can Give Longmont Cards and Spades. According to Mayor Bradley’s figures of Longmont, the territory of that vicinity produces annually about a million bushels of wheat and milling there is a success. The sugar factory j ays out $750,000 annually for beeta raised, alfalfa is sold at $5 per ton in the field, $45,000 per month is paid out for labor at the sugar factory while running, the farmers sell? 1 100,000 worth of barley, get an equal amount from the canning factory and about the same from the potato crop, etc. The fore going is certainly a magnificent showing fully capable of supporting a city of 50,000 people, but it is less than Delta county will be able to show within a • a very few years; for, in addition to Longmont’s resources and all its possi -1 bilities, Delta can add many products of amazing yield, not the least of which is her fine fruits, 20,000 acres of which, now in bearing condition, would, at the small estimate of S2O > per acre, mean in added wealth, $2,000,000 annually, and if we figure that up to SSOO per acre, which a good crop should bring, we would have a fruit product alone worth $5,000,000 per year at the present while within five years the amount of bearing orchard acreage will be at least doubled. The stranger who comes to Delta and listens to the eulogies on this county’s resources by those who have been here long enough to in part understand them, usually has the impression that the tales related are up in “hot air’’ tem perature, but, as a matter of fact, the most optimistic Della county booster does not realize half the possibilities of j such a country. Whatever they may ! say, their ideas are crude and their ; language far short of expressing that which will be seen in Delta county when it is fully developed and improved. Resolutions of Sympathy. Whereas. by the inscrutable decree :of Providence our Brother. Frank P. ! Hunt has been summoned into the realms of the Great Beyond, from | whence no traveller retumeth; and WiiKKEAS, in the death of our highly esteemed Brother, we mourn the loss of a good friend and the community grieves a citizen of high standing and kindly nature; and Whereas, at a regular meeting of Delta Lodge No. 116 I. O. O. F.. held Sept. 27, 1907, the undersigned Com mittee was appointed to draft suitable Resolutions of Sympathy and Respect with the family of the deceased; there fore be it Resolved, that we, the undersigned Committee as aforesaid, hereby tender our sorrow and sympathy with the grief I stricken family of the deceased and ! hereby assure them that our ministra ' lions on behalf of our Brother were carried out only in a fraternal and well- I meaning spirit; and further be it ! Resolved, that those Resolutions be spread upon the Records of the Lodge. ' copies furnished the local papers for ! publication and copies sent to the minor | children of the deceased Brother and i further that our Charter be draped for | thirty days. | Given under our hands and under the Seal of the Lodge this day of October 1907. Percival E. Coombe, Wm. a. Shepherd, Irvine Hunter. Committee. Home Talent Entertainment. The members of the Episcopal choir are arranging to give a home talent for the benefit of the choir. Mr. Randolph Gray, lately of the* Kcmpton Comedy Co., is directing the play, which prom ises to surpass any thing ever attempted in this line in Delta, and will he as good as a good many that have been given to Delta by professional people. They hope to be able to put it on next week. Watch for the date. ♦•• • ♦ Subscriptions Received. The following subscriptions to the Independent have been received dur ing the week: A. L. Orr, J. S. Beaver, Chris Eber- Imrd. Oliver Bryan. H. F. Cook. H. K. Cornell, Delta; Mark Phoenix. Wm. N. Kennicott, Cory; E. C. Harrison, Bead; U. D. Gilbert, Grand Junction; Will Hicks, Rule, Texas; A. W. Peck, Traverse City, Michigan. Advertised Letter List. Letters remaining uncalled for in the postodico at Delta. Colo., for the week ending Oct. 11, 1907. Eii, Adtrim, Floyd Bryant (2) John Hnll, (2) C. J. I.ippor, A. O’Toole. (2) Mary S. Randall. Ross Trcmain. In calling for these letters please say "advertised.’' Ella New, P. M. ' Cedaredge Items. Bom to Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Rogers on October fourth a daughter. A* E. Miller expects to spend the winder with his family in southern California. Hr. Dominy is up from Delta looking after the interests of his place north of Cedaredge. A heavy rainfall la*t Sunday night wet some of the third cutting of hay which .was down. Dr. Dorman has returned from Cedar Rapidf, lowa and is making plans to spend the winter in Cedaredge. Mr. and M rs. Robert James have re-1 turned from Grand Jnnction and are at bofne on Mr. James’ Cedar mesa ranch. Apple picking is in progress this week. I The crop is not as abundant as usual,! but is of the same unrivalled quality. Tbe Derosier outfit is thrashing this week in the neighborhood of Cedar edge. : They were at Mrs. Widney’s place on Wednesday. Tom May who has been forester in charge of the local division of the for est Itpvrve for some time past, is re placed by Ben Shellady. A pound social or donation party was held at the parsonage Tuesday evening for Rev. and Mrs. Gebhart the new Methodist pastor and his wife. L. J. Vanaken is making extensive improvements to his blacksmith shop. He will build a 25x60 brick structure for the smithy and an additional shop 18x14 for other work. H. C. Getty recently sold 80 acres of his phot- to J. L. A vise of Imperial, Nebraska; consideration £4.000. Mr. Getty expects to build a new house this autumn on the 80 acres which he still owns. Ben Doughty lias sold his tine 40 acre ranch for $7,000. to C. H. Dillion of Corn'd. Nebraska. Mrs. Doughty’s health has for «ome time demanded a change of altitude and the family will i remove for the present to California. The Surface Creek band gives a dance evening, October 11th at Hall. Tickets £1.25 a couple in cluding supper. Proceeds to go toward hiring an instructor. Surface Creek is justly proud of her band and ought to give the boys every possible encourage ment. H. Mesick of Coffeyvilie. Kansas has purchased in acres of the T. W. Odem ranch and 10 acres adjoining on the east, from W. S. Shinaman. The Odem 1 south twenty is mostly in young or j chard and brought £3,250. The other ten acres, unimproved brought £1,500. Mr. Messick expects to build on his j new property early in the winter. Funeral services were held for Wm. Campbell, the young man who died at I the McGruder home on October 2, on ti morning of the fifth. Mr. Camp- F s mother and brother, and a cousin Mrs. Wm. Huitt came on from Mait land. Missouri, Mr. Campbell's old home a i after the funeral services here, r< rned with the remains to Missouri. Mr. Miller former stage-driver be t v •on Delta and Cedaredge and well kr wn throughout the county is going a: ut with a lame shoulder and head l laged, as the result of a run-away rr 'imp just as he was starting from C iaredge to drive to Hotchkiss. Sev eral posts in front of the Smethurst l>’.u e in town, wore also sufferers, and i\ tmaster Baker’s neat little rubber timl run-about was put out of coni n' ion entirely. nines Zaninnetti has sold his interest ii ■ the Stock ham and Zaninnetti ranch to St ockham Mothers, and will leave C r California in the near future. I He Hart takes Mr. Zaninnetti’s I ace at the ranch. This is the second time Mr. Zaninnetti has sold his Cedar t ace interests and left the country and tl'oro is a strong probability that he <;• return a second time and k>catc on S> face Creek mesa where he is one of the oldest settlers. Austin Briefs. (Special ('oiTB-tpondence.) Merle Estes went on a hunting trip la i Wednesday. Mr. Henry Schneider was u Delta vi itor Thursday. Apple picking and packing is in full blast on lower Surface Creek at pres ent, J. R. Johnson and wife attended the funeral of F. 1\ Hunt at Delta, Mon day. The Mcsdamcs Schneider, Lodcll, Miller and Linebaugh were Hotchkiss Fair visitors. The families of Edward Rowan and llenry Hawker and Miss Nettie Rowan, who recently returned from l*ake City and Montrose, were Sunday visitors at Sam Ritter’s. Oliver and Mate Benner, who spent the summer in this vicinity, return to their homes in lowa, Monday. Paul Wilson was circulating with friends around here Wednesday. He left for Hotchkiss in the evening. Mrs. Emerson Morhing and Miss Reynolds of Eckert, visited with Mrs. Mary Delo the forepart of the week. Sugar beets are being shipped out quite lively this week, the average p**r day being between fifty and sixty tons. They are now contemplating the erec tion of an evaporating plant at Austin, to be ready for the fruit crop next year. The daily passenger train was de layed at Austin Tuesday evening about thirty minutes on account of truck on the tender breaking. B. L. Bertram returned last week from Los Angeles, Cal., where he has been for two months. He is now stay ing at Dr. Archer’s, helping with the apple crop Mr. Andy Franz and a brother of Ben Meyers, who have been visiting here and looking at the country, returned to their home in Indiana. Tuesday. These gentlemen w ? ere favorably impressed. Cory Items. Mr. Manela, Mrs. Darnell’s brother, i 3 not as well as usual. Mrs. Blades, of Paonia, is visiting her daughter. Mrs. Bunting. The next meeting of the Ladies' Aid Society will be with Mrs. McCarrier, October 23. Mrs. Homing, of Paonia, is visiting with her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Davis. Messrs. Griffith, Harshman, Lyle and Kennicott attended the meeting of Sur face Creek Ditch company at Eckert. Wednesday. Miss Jewell Harshman was thrown from her pony Saturday night and slightly hurt. She is able now to at tend to her school work. The Young and Griffith hunting party secured three deer on their trip. Their friends and neighbors have been enjoy ing venison this week, and are mighty glad they were so fortunate. North Delta. Or. Darley and wife were calling in North Delta Tuesday afternoon. Revival services begin in the school house Wednesday evening, conducted by Rev. De Burk. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Kil len died at the home of its parents near the Gunnison bridge on Friday. The beet growers of this locality arc nearly through with beet harvesting. The crop was very satisfactory. The young son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Burns has so far recovered from his recent siege of typhoid as to attend school again. Mrs. Mattie Clark will start Sunday for Salida to attend the Odd Fellows reunion. Mrs. Clark has been a Ke- j beka for a good many years. Mrs. Verback, of Telluride, was the guest of her friend, Mrs. C. J. Lippert, Friday and Saturday. She departed for California, where she will meet her husband Saturday afternoon. Business Men's Association Meeting. There will be a meeting of the Delta Business Men’s Association at the Court House next Monday night, Octo ber 14th. There will be general discussion of plans of importance looking to the ad vancement of Delta and her surround ings. All are urged to attend. Real Estate Sales. C. 11. Dillon of Cozard, Nebraska liought the Ben Doughty 40 acres two | miles southeast of Cedaredge. Consul- < eration $7,000. H. Messick of Coffeyville, Kansas, bought T. Odem’s south 20 acres, one mile west of Cedaredge, for a consid eration of $3,250. A Buchley of Washington, D. C., bought 20 acres of M. A. English, crops, stock, etc., for $2,220. of Thanks. The family of the lato Franklin P. Hunt desires to acknowledge the kind sympathy and attention of all the friends during their late trouble and bereave ment. $26.35 to Hi « bee. From Denver via Colorado & South ern Ry For folder, etc. write, T. E. FISHER, G. P. A., Denver. PRICE FIVE CEN'IS Local and Personal Oats can be made to mature a second crop at Delta. Strawberries are fairly plentiful in Delta this week. Ranchmen are busy with the third cutting of alfalfa. There is no more bustling little town on the globe than Delta. The busiest part of the season on the farm will be over in a few weeks. Investments are a cinch where profits accrue as they do in Delta county. Two first-class tickets to Denver, very cheap. No description. Phone | 195 red. , Some duck hunters are succeeding in i bagging a few birds but the flight so i far has been small. i Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Neff returned | Wednesday from Denver, where they ! have been for the last two months, j Commissioner R. O. Wilmot has been in town all week from Hotchkiss, help ing transact county business at the j board session. j The winter apple crop is being 1 gathered and taken care of Every box ot apples this fall represents a goodly amount of coin. County Commissioner Joe Hogrefe, who is also cashier of the bank at Cedaredge, has spent the week in Delta at county board session. Mrs. Mark Brown arrived from Tell uride Saturday for a visit with friends , and relatives, after which she will re turn to her home in Denver. The Ladies’ Aid Society of the Pres byterian church will give a Harvest Home supper at the church parlors next Thursday evening. Supper 35c. Charley Brown, Cliff Emery and fath er, Wm. Emery, and Wm. Jones and son returned Wednesday from a three day’s hunting trip. The party captured four deer. Druggist Ault has had built a new cabinet with dark glass doors, in which to keep perfumeries. This, it is claimed protects and retains all the strength and delicacy of odors. Delta enjoys a good trade and is en titled to it. The business men of Delta will prosper as long as they properly take care of this trade, and their pros perity will grow with its growth. Frank Shields, owner of the buildings on northwest corner of Main street, has ordered a new cement walk extend ing along his property between Main i and Palmer, along Fourth street. The Independent turns out as clean work, both in newspaper and jobs, as does any town or city office in the United States. This is something we feel sure eveay subscriber to the paper | is proud of. * ! Said a traveling man the other day: j There will be no halt in Delta’s growth. ' She has the backing of meritorious re ! sources and is bound to make one of | the biggest and best towns on the | Western slope. The board of county commissioners is jin session this week. Their proceed- I ings will be published in next issue. A full board has been in attendance all ; week. Commissioners Wilmot, Hogrefe | and Wilson being at their desks. Hereafter fhe IED F. PEN DENT will | publish real estate sales as a matter of 1 news and to show how, like hot cakes, investment offerings are being taken, but not as an advertisement for the people making them—unless they are paid for. R. J. Coffey, since selling his orchard home has concluded to go into the real estate business in Delta, and as ho understands the business and the soil l of Delta and Montrose counties to per fection. his friends wishing to sell land should call on him. Because of the special weighing and counting required by the Post Office Department for the week October 12th to 19th. all mail must b* in the post office at least one hour before train time to insure its dispatch. Ella New, P. M. Stockgrowing has many advantages on the Western Slope over the Eastern part of the state, an 1 excells Middle Park and North Park in production of feed and fattening stuffs. On top of grass fed cattle we have grains, pump kins and root crops to make the meat solid and add weight. Horses, cattle, sheep and hogs do well in Delta county. A story is told of a precocious young ster attending kindergarten in a h : g city. The child had learned to swear fluently and had been repremanded by his teacher. “Who told you 1 sweared?” asked he of his teacher. “Oh, a little bird told me,” she replied. The little follow studied over this reply for a mo ment then exclaimed: "I’U bat it was one of those d—d English sparrows.”