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1 THE HOME NEWSPAPER
1 IS THE MIRROR OF -= | HOME PROGRESS | THROUGH THE | COLUMNS OF THE 1 Delta Independent \ 1 = Thousands read of Delta and Jf learn about the resources of || | DELTA COUNTY 1 | 1 I r_ p , HE INDEPENDENT'is issued bright and newsy every | 1 X week, with Eight Pages that tell of the happenings, § M speak of the developments, report upon crops and the success = M of the varied interests of Town and County, and show how | H active business is in this 1 22 I WESTERN SLOPE | I GARDEN SPOT | ) ( j THE INDEPENDENT | as = H Always leads—never follows. If you | H subscribe for it you will find it worth the | i money. If you advertise in it you will | H get result. | I Are You an Advertiser or a Subscriber? | Dili SHE GOT HER SODA ■u« Not Until Her Whole Repertoire of Hint* Woo Expended She picked up the? two grass porch mats from underneath the hall hat this happened in a suburb, where folks live in houses—and said to him, "Let's go out front." So they did. It was very warm and humid. I he afterglow in the western •ky had the coppery look that follows a day of extreme torrldity. "See the new moon.” she said to him. “Dry looking, isn't It?" "I h-huh." he replied, turning his porch mat over so as to find the cool aide. She ad justed her flowing white skirt with great care and precision. ".My., even one's clothes feel as if they'd Just been taken out of an oven." she exclaimed, dryly—very dryly. "I h-huh.” said the young man, flicking imaginary dust from one of his shoes. A boy passed down the street mak ing a peculiar sort of buzzing sound through his teeth. "Queer how some of these boys can Imitate things, isn't it?" she said, as the boy £ odd music died away on the humid air. “A boy that pushed the rolling chair we rode in on the laiard walk when we were down at Atlantic City could give a |>erfect imitation with his teeth and lips of the drawing of soda water." and she shot him a crafty glance out of the corner of her eye. “That so?" mildly inquired the young nran. giving his trousers a aeries of tugs at the knees to prevent them from bagging. An expression of disap|»ointment Tossed the girl's face as she drew bev handkerchief through her fingers. A man living in the house next door beuan to wet down the front yard frass. "Well, the grass Is getting a cool Itlnk. Isn't It?" commented the girl pointedly. "Yep. so I see." replied the seem ingly thick skulled youth, trying to *orm into kite sticks three toothpicks that ho pulled from his pocket. "H.v the way. when we visited Green wood Cemetery the other day we saw an odd ’hlng." said the girl, rather Irrelevantly, after a long i»ause. "Among the |>eculiar looking monu ments was that over the grave of a TO«la water manufacturer, a very rich man he was. we heard. Well, his monument looked for all the world like a soda water fountain. They told us that it was made so at the expresa wish of the d»*ad soda water manufac turer: he left directions and plans as In how it should Ik* built In his will." "Skittish old smudge, wasn't he?" commented the young man. chucking the toothpicks away Impatiently, the sticks refusing to fashion themselves properly. The girl was looking quite fluster ed. but he appeared not to notice It. Heat lightning began to flicker in the west and a dark cloud sailed bulk ily over the harvest moon. She called his attention to the cloud. "What a queer chocolate color it Is. isn't it ?" she asked him in a signifi cant tone. However, he duckt*d. “I’m—looks more like a piece o* cheese to me." he replied. “We had the doctor in for mamma vesterdny." said the girl after another considerable hiatus. "And what do vow think the doctor told her? He said that she didn't drink enough of flntds. He told her that the more fluids folks drink the better it Is for them—not intoxicating fluids, you know, of course, but —er —well, just fluids." "They're the sure enough clips, these doctors, nowadays, aren't they?" the young man asked her Idly. A locust hummed his brief lay In one of the front yard trees. "What a dog day sound, isn’t it?" exclaimed the girl, and her voice had certain hoarse, nervous breaks In It by this time. "Makes one think of (he droughts of Egypt and all that." "Ye—eh." he replied, twisting the pup’s ears through his fingers. Itut she had gone the full distance, and she couldn't stand any more of it. She rose. "I am going in to make some Ice water." she said frigidly. "Will you have some?" Then he. too. rose and grinned at her. "Right thirsty, aren't you. Gert?" he said to her. "Yes. I am." she replied, right like that. "I am simply |>erishing of thirst." *‘Uh-htih." he said genially. "All right. Como on down to the corner chemist's and I'll stake you to a crook of the chocolate suds. Hut say. Gert. it's Just as well for you to get it right. I was next all the time. 1 was hep the first crack you made. Hut 1 want ed to see what new ones you were going to use up that's all. That one about the chocolate colored cloud wasn’t so bad at that. And. besides, on niv way down hero 1 stacked up against a couple of beers and I wanted to give ’em a chance to settle before tossing any of the hissv marble stuff on top of 'em. Ready? Well, come on." Whits Wallpaper. All-white watered paper for wnlls has proved to be the relief sought by women of fastidious taste from the overflowed cretonne papers that be came so exceedingly tiresome to the eye and uerves. says “Vogue." The effect of a room of which the walls are papered In white aud furnished with cretonne cf t choice character, it cUanulug. This Spring we are Prepared to FURNISH YOUR HOUSE with all things necessary to make your home cosy and attractive Our New Designs in Wall Paper, Beautiful Patterns of Inlaid and Printed Linoleums, Art Squares and Mattings, besides many other useful articles used in the home will appeal to your taste when making selections GEER & CLACK FUNERAL DIRECTORS Both Phones TURNER & HUNTLEY Pioneer Grocery Men There are two reasons why we solicit your trade—one is because we are positive 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? a juicy Chops (or Breakfast, Lunch or Supper > on tap in our huge ice box at any t time of the day, six days in the week. And the way we cut them and trim them from the well pre served sheep or lamb! May want a roast of beef or lamb for dinner. Here, too, just as sweet and tender. Girardet & Kurz The Meat Specialists Delta Breeding Stables. HOME OF REWARD S., 2.15 1-2; No. 28621; SAXWARD No. 20030; HARRY UPWARD No. 42756 Reward S., Sire of Helen Gould 2.14 1-2; Little Girl 2.17 3-4; Wayback 2.18 1-2; Jimmy Hards 2.22 1-2; Juliet 2.21 1-2; Echo 2.2-5. Leading sire of Colorado for 1906. 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 2.23 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 better. Reward S. and Harry Upward $25.00 the Season. Saxwjrd $15.00 the Season with return privileges. Marcs from a distance kept on pasture at $1.53 month. Young stock for sale. For further information address Wm. SILSBY, Delta, Colo. THE Denver & Rio Grande “Scenic Line of the World” TO THE Pacific Coast Otfen the traveler the tame good train service, comfortable and luxurious accommodations and tke same impressive scenic attractions in winter as it docs in summer. Its three through daily trains which are operated between Denver and the Pacihc Coast are provided with the latest pattern of Pullman and ordinary sleeping crus, chair cars, and a perfect syltem of dining can which are operated on the a la carte plan. $ The two morning trams from Denver carry through Pullman standard sleeping can which are operated in connection with the Burlington. Rock Island and Missouri Pacifk between Chicago, St. Louis and San Francisco without change. If you contemplate a trip to the mart, let us send you ilhsrtiatad booklet free, and information as to what the trip will cost you. S. K. HOOPER. G. P. h T. A. DENVER.