For skin improvers—to take off the
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.
A. M. ANDERSON, Editor and Owner.
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The Business Men’s
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
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
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
There is an increased flow of
gold to Europe just now but our
ripened corn will soon entice it
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
W. B. STOCKHAM,
A. H. STOCKHAM.
F. P. HUNT & CO.
AND BUY LAND
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
DELTA LAND COMPANY
...Succmots t 0...
Uncompahgre Valley Real Estate Co.
Farm Lands, Ranches, Fruit Orchards
LIST YOUR PROPERTY WITH US FOR QUICK SALE
Sam Farmer, Pre». H. O. Bear, Vice Pree. Jno. Forrest, Sec’y
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A. E. LUCE
Prices Right. Estimates Fur
nished those who contemplate
Co-Op. Phone 66
GUY M. BLAIR
Exclusive Dealer in
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BUS AND TRANSFER WORK A
On and after Jan. 1, 1907, coal
will be cash on delivery. I
Refurnished and thoroughly
Up-to-date Table and Service
J. C. ROWBOTHAM, Prop.
CEDAREDGE. . COLORADO
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