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summer's tan and to cure chapped hands and lips, we have two superior articles — HAZOINA, a liquid Witch Hazel, Benzoin Cream, 25c the bottle, and Delta Cold Cream, a pure vege table product, smooth and soothing in 15, 25 and 50c Jars. We can con scientiously recommend them. THE DELTA DDVG CO. “In Business For Your Health." Always an experienced Pharmacist in chaige. DELTA INDEPENDENT A. M. ANDERSON, Editor and Owner. Entered at the postofficc in Delta, Colorado, as second class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. $2.00 a Yoar. SI.OO for Hix Month*. ADVERTISING RATES. Fifty eenU, per angle column inch, per month. Insertions of one week, only, 15 cent* per inch. Display ■v. changed every two weeks without extra c u irg—, weekly changes 5 cents per inch additional. Copy for change of ads should be supplied not later than Wednesday noon to insure appearance. I ceils, 5 cents per line each issue; to transients 10 cents per line for first issue, 5 cents per line each subsequent inser tion. Headed locals 10 cents per line for the head. The Business Men’s Association. Delta County has an active Business Men’s Association, but it needs a larger membership, which would give it better co operation of citizens and greatly increase its influence. No one will deny the good that can be accomplished by such an association, and this one should be encouraged. Citizens of the town and county should all take an interest, become members and attend the meetings. At a meeting held at the Court House Monday night it was de cided to inaugurate what has be come known as the “Greeley plan” for increasing interest, by having the ladies of one of the churches prepare evening dinner at 6 o’clock, the citizens of the town to be invited to the dinner, each man paying for his dinner and then attending the associa tion meeting to be held immedi ately after. These dinners will be rotated among the churches and will form an interesting social feature of the Business Men’s Association meetings. It was decided by the committee on this matter to have the first of the dinners by the Methodist ladies, on Monday, November-4, immediately after which the business meeting of the associa tion would be held at Odd Fel lows Hall. As a matter of fact very much depends upon a good, active com mercial association in any county that is trying to keep abreast of the times. The last Colorado Assembly recognized this when it passed the law authorizing county commissioners in the state to levy a tax of one-fifth of one mill on the taxable property of a county to create a fund for ad vertising its resources and pro ducts. That Act reads as fol lows: Section 1. The Boards of County Commissioners of the several counties within the state of Colorado, or any of them, are hereby authorized and empower ed to levy a special tax on the taxable property within their re spective counties for the purpose of creating a fund not exceeding Ten Thousand Dollars in any one year to be used for advertising the county for the purpose of encouraging immigration and in creasing trade in the products of the State of Colorado, provided the total tax levies for such pur pose in any one year shall not exceed one-fifth of one mill on each dollar of taxable property according to tjie assessment roll, and provided further that the moneys appropriated under this act shall be expended only under the direction of regularly organ ized and incorporated Boards of Trade, Chambers of Commerce or Commercial Associations, either State or Local in character. There is plenty of argument in favor of such a tax in a county like Delta, particularly when it would amount to so little to each property holder, and it solves the problem of raising a very important fund; a fund which, properly expended, would in crease the value of every dollar’s worth of property a good many mills, instead of one-fifth of a mill, which it would cost the tax payer. The difficulty in raising and maintaining such a fund by private subscription lies in the fact that a part will give freely, while many will not. Then, when a county takes hold of such a matter it immediately becomes one of public interest. Such Associations, having for membership all the enterprising citizens and property owners of the county, could do vast good for the whole county, and the Independent believes that the Delta county commis sioners, with the sanction of the taxpayers of the county, could render excellent service and bring about great future benefits by taking this matter up. At any rate it is a good subject for dis cussion. There is an increased flow of gold to Europe just now but our ripened corn will soon entice it back again. An exchange thinks that Roose velt is about the only man now who could inspire confidence in a north pole expedition. After gazing upon the ample form of Secretary Taft the little Japs have coucluded that an ounce of prudence is better than a ton of valor. Wheat is 30 cents a bushel higher than it was a year ago and grain generally has ad vanced. What about that old question: "Does farming pay?” When a man boasts that he came to a town with only a dollar in his pocket and grew rich in a few years, the conclusion to be drawn is: There were other pockets. The Durango Herald remarks. ‘ ‘The hen is a mighty big asset and the fanner who fails to recognize this is losing sight of a mighty big factor in the wheel of fortune.” Seven submarines of the octo pus type are to be added to the navy. Any hostile ship that attempted to get frisky along our Atlantic shores would be likely to get stung. The American people pay very little attention to talk of panic because of the decline of any stock that has been watered. Puncturing the fictions does not bring hard times. Beautiful autumn weather has been characteristic of the week at Delta. Leaves and vines are vari-hued, nights and mornings just cool enough to be crisp, with clear, warm, sunny days. When it -comes to "starting something,” there are always two grave doubts: One that we may not be able to finish what we start, the other that we may be unable to stop what we have started. There are symptoms that Eng land is growing weary of her Japanese ' alliance. Some good judges from the first have con sidered the partnership one of the greatest mistakes England ever made. The “full dinner pail” has been full so long that the empty one is rapidly becoming a matter of ancient history. Still it should not be forgotten that careless ness and forgetfulness are often criminal in their results. The Western Slope is an Em pire within itself. The matters of its more complete settlement, development and advancement are in the hands of its popula tion. They can make it whatj they please. There is no limit to its greatness. Mr. Bryan’s lecture in New York in December will be on “The Needs of Democracy.” It is presumed that the effort will take every night for about two weeks. If this matter of “too much prosperity” continues, and can not be curbed in any other way, it may become necessary to elect another Democratic administra tion in the sometime future. The people always have that one way left to check the thing. In Ohio, which led off in the 2-cents-a-mile rate for passen gers, the receipts from this source for the year ending June 30 last showed an increase of $1,332,282, from which must be deducted a decrease of $55,645 reported by ten small roads off the main line of travel. As a whole, there is nothing confiscatory or discour aging to the railroads in these figures.—Globe Democrat. A neighboring paper tells of a miner who was going to his cabin in the dark. He had been drink ing some and on his way fell into an old shaft. As he fell he caught a cross timber at the top of the shaft, to which he hung for dear life. While holding to the timber he shouted for help but received no encouraging answer. Then prayed for safety. Finally being unable to hold longer he let go and fell exactly six inches. Get ting up and rubbing the cramp out of his hands he exclaimed: “This is what I call an imposi tion!” As to Foreign Ads. Within the past two months the Independent has had per haps fifty letters from outside advertisers and advertising: agen cies asking for space by contract The prices offered range all the way from 26c. on the dollar tp 75 per cent of regular prices, and most of the applicants wanted special positions. The reply was the same to all: That no favorit ism would be shown foreign ad vertisers over home advertisers, either in price or position; that the Independent would make contracts with advertisers who were responsible, at exactly the same rate home people were charged, where the advertising matter offered was not objection able. So far we have not made but one or two advertising con tracts on the many propositions offered, and we shall not lose a wink of sleep in case we never make another one. This matter of "foreign adver tising” has been given much dis cussion by the press of the coun try, and by editorial and press associations at their meetings; but there is just one way to handle it, and that is for all the papers to make this kind of a stand. There is no reason why that class of would-be patrons should be favored above those at home, whose prosperity and in terests are identical with those of the home paper, and whenever a publisher discriminates in such a manner he does his home pa trons an injustice and would be entitled to lose their custom. Yet there are scores of local papers that are taking such ad vertisements at from less than regular rates to less than one half regular rates—just because they come from away—and tak ing long chances of getting beat out of the pay, besides. For Sato. Two and one-half miles from Olathe, —IOO acres line mesa land,—a mixture of sand, loam and adobe, suitable for potatoes, sugar beets or grain. Has a record of 120 bushels of oats to the ncro-Jii of a cubic foot per second of water from ditch with number 9 prior ity. No buildings but well fenced. 466.00 per acre. If interested write A. I. Cook, tf Box 48, Delta, Colo. 21 metis at the Home Cafe $4.00. I F. P. HUNT & CO. To Our Friends and Patrons: We wish to express our sincere gratitude for your manifest sympathy because of the great loss we have sustained in the death of our warm friend and business « associate F. P. Hunt. While we cannot fill his place in your high esteem, we shall continue the business he loved so well, and pushed to such remarkable prosperity, to the best of our ability. It is only fair to the public to say that the affairs of the firm were left in the most ex cellent financial condition. W. B. Stockham has taken charge of the business and will care for it in the future, adjusting claims of every sort to the satisfaction of all. Yours sincerely, W. B. STOCKHAM, A. H. STOCKHAM. F. P. HUNT & CO. ✓ LIST PROPERTY AND BUY LAND —of the Fitzgerald-Dermody Company, Delta, Colorado C. S. GIBBS, Gty Business and Insurance. Colorado Phone Black 272 Co-Op Phone 32 N. H. CASTLE & CO. Real Estate, Loans, Insurance Public Auctioneer. DELTA, COLOBADO. DELTA LAND COMPANY ...Succmots t 0... Uncompahgre Valley Real Estate Co. Farm Lands, Ranches, Fruit Orchards Town Property. LIST YOUR PROPERTY WITH US FOR QUICK SALE Sam Farmer, Pre». H. O. Bear, Vice Pree. Jno. Forrest, Sec’y Subscribe for the Independent. A. E. LUCE SUCCESSOR TO A. CARTWRIGHT Sanitary Plumber NEW STOCK PROMPT SERVICE Prices Right. Estimates Fur nished those who contemplate building. Co-Op. Phone 66 GUY M. BLAIR Exclusive Dealer in Somerset Coal =54.50 a Ten --*■ BUS AND TRANSFER WORK A SPECIALTY. On and after Jan. 1, 1907, coal will be cash on delivery. I CEDAREDGE HOTEL New Management Refurnished and thoroughly renovated Up-to-date Table and Service J. C. ROWBOTHAM, Prop. CEDAREDGE. . 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