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Our Delta Cold Cure
Is a cure —nice chocolate coated tablets, pleasant and easy to take and certain in results. Try them once and you buy them when ever anything of the kind is needed. THE DELTA DBUG CO. “In Business For Your Health.” Always an experienced Pharmacist in charge. DELTA INDEPENDENT A. M. ANDERSON, Editor and Owner. Entered at the postoffice in Delta, Colorado, as second class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. •2.00 a Year. SI.OO for Six Month*. ADVERTISING RATES. Fifty cents, per ancle column inch, per month. Insertions af one week. only. 15 cento per inch. Displayed*, cheeped every two weeks without extra charpe; weekly channes 5 cento per inch additional. Copy for chanpe oieds shoukfbe supplied not later then »lsi mMtt to insure anoeerence. Locals. \cents per line e*3Tissue!u> transients 10 cents par line for first issue. 5 cento per Kne each subsequent laser tion. Headed locals 10 cento per line for the head. There isn’t any need to cross the political bridge until you get to it The same old sign is up, you know. Whatever of panic Wall street may experience at times, is brought upon itself. The general prosperity of the country will go right along until there is a change of the methods which brought it about John Sharp Williams talks of writing a new work on Thomas Jefferson. This is a subject of inexhaustible freshness and vari ety for every Democrat and for both sides of every Democratic controversy. It is gradually dawning on the public investment mind that land is the one sure thing to buy. That to own it is better and safer than bonds, bank stock or even money accounts on the right side of the ledger. The bank crisis in the East caused by Wall street disturban ces and stock slumps, is consid ered past. Banks of the West were not effected, nor were other commercial institutions. All western banks have good reserves Chattanooga’s big reception to President Roosevelt Tuesday is an evidence of enthusiasm which the “solid South” has been show ing of late; a kind which causes Gov. Vardaman to say that even Mississippians have lost their reason. It is officially reported that vessels in the United States Navy have conversed with each other by wireless telephone up to twelve miles. The discovery, which was accidental, promises wireless conversation over much longer distances. A paper in Bermingham, Eng land says that “the sending of the United States fleet to the. Pacific is attributable to Ameri can idiosyncracy, ” which is a queer name to apply to the nat ural desire of this country to be in a defensable position in both the oceans along which it has great coastlines. The balloon races were the first of the international contests wherein the United States did not lead. However, there hasn’t been a time up to date, when this country was much on being up in a balloon. However, since the lamentable failure of Darius Green with his flying machine, inventive genius along that line has been busy, and when it shall ’ come to a real test of successfully navigating the air, Uncle Sam will be leading the flock, with j wing and tail feathers spread. Rudyard Kipling, now visiting the British Northwest, thinks that region should be occupied by men of British stock rather than natives of Asia. He will find many to agree with him that the white man’s burden is heavy enough without losing ground that has been gained in the i Western Hemisphere. The slump in metals has been something fierce of late and the downward market of copper has closed most of the big mines and broke some of the biggest opera tors. How much of this has been brought about by Wall street jobbers can better be gauged by the future action of the market. At present the decline is working serious hardship to nearly all the mining districts. “But I see, with prophetic vision, a graver crisis arising in the distant future. Wealth, ever arrogant and domineering, will seek to take unto itself the sources of governmental power, and to appropriate to its own use the vast natural resources which the Creator intended to be shared by all. Monopolies will spring up, and out of them will grow inequality and oppression, and from that condition I fear a conflict will arise which will sub ject our free government to its last and final test.’’—Abraham Lincoln. “In my opinion,” said a Delta county ranchman the other day, “the home newspaper is the greatest factor we have in bring ing in capital. ” This is a proper sizing up of the situation. The wide-a-wake home newspaper is continuously writing about re sources. The paper is printed and finds its way to new readers every week, some of whom may be attracted to its locality. Even when the paper is not primarily the attractive cause, when a man’s attention has been by oth er means engaged, he usually writes for copies of the home paper which he scans carefully for additional information, and thus the home paper goes right along doing its work twenty-four hours every day. With about 90 per cent, of labor in nearly all manufactured products, it is beyond the wit of man to show that the independ ence and stability secured by American mills and factories under Protection have not bene fited the working man. This is not saying by any means that the Dingley schedules do not need correction; they do; but it is say ing that the Protective system in general has been of immense advantage to the entire country, and upon the whole probably of more advantage to the men in the shops than to the men in the offices. It is a pity that a man like Governor Folk should be content to say the conventional thing, rather than the intelligent thing, about the Tariff. He talks exactly as if it would be a good thing for thib country to smash the entire Tariff system to smithereens, whereas if he would exercise his mind only gently he would see that that would knock the country to smithereens. It is this foolish wholesale talk against Protection that keeps the opponents of the needed revision of the present schedules on their feet. Every time that a man talks as Gover nor Folk does they shudder and say: “There, you see that it is a question between Protection and Free Trade.” In fact, however, it is simply a question between an intelligent regard for the changes produced by the business growth of the United States dur ing the last ten years and a stupid disregard of these changes. Set in a vista of gold and green, Delta may well be called the gem of the valley. Lowland and mesa teem alike with orchard and meadow. The bright sun rises and sets on as fair fields as adorn any country—whose har vests make happy and prosperous thousands of families. In the cellars are garnered fruits and all the supplies which not only guard against want but supply luxurious living. In this goodly land the promise ahead is bright with all the colors of the rainbow. Great crop yields are to come and with them increased bank ac counts. Conditions of all kinds are to improve, and with these improved conditions an increas ing amount of satisfaction with life will result. Bright will shine Delta, the jewel of the Uncom pahgre and Gunnison valleys. Colorado Conditions Good State Labor Commissioner Swanson says that there is no lack of work but a great lack of workmen in Colorado. From every part of the state the appeal for workers comes and from nearly every class of industries. Miners are wanted in the southwestern counties and in Cripple Creek, laborers are demanded in the beet factories and beet fields of northern Colo rado, and the coal and power companies are prepared to give work to many more men than they now have. There is also a demand for teachers in rural schools, the prosperity of the farmers making them anxious to provide more schools for their children. All this speaks well for the growth of the state and for its prosperous condition. Colorado’s industrial development is remark able, and so is its growth in pop ulation; yet room could be pro vided at once for many thousands of people in addition to those now here. This is true not alone of wage earners, but of home-seek ers in fanning districts and in scores of towns and cities. Colo rado is the land of opportunity, and the facts should attract the attention of every part of the country.—Denver Republican. Available Electric Line One of the very best opportun ities for capital offers in the op portunity to construct and oper ate an electric line from Delta up through the Surface Creek coun try, to help transport the product of that famous section. During the shipping seasons the one railroad in commission j is entirely inadequate to handle the business. When a beet sugar factory has been established at Delta, which is a prospectively sure thing, ] such additional means of trans porting the crop would be a ne cessity. With the increased orchard acreage, it is already a necessity during the fruit ship ping season. Such a line would not conflict with the railroad, but would act as a feeder to it and assist it at rush times, and some additional facilities must be had in order for the farmers and orchardists to save the larger part of what they produce. Such lines are being construct ed in many sections where the promise of business at best is only a small percent of what is already awaiting this proposition, and with its construction thous ands of acres are ready to be added to sugar beet growth and orchards. Capital awaiting investment in such enterprises cannot find a better field anywhere. The Independent would like to see those in position to do so, agitate the matter. The accom plishment of the object would bring them renown and help the county very materially. Along this line it is the mission of the progressive nswspaper to suggest. There are many things a leading town and good county should have, and which its busi ness men, citizens and property owners should work diligently to secure. Factories, small and large, every industry that will employ labor and make pay-rolls, should be sought and encouraged; and each one added will help to bring another. TRADE'S GREAT MAGNET. How Seme Mammoth Fortunes Havs Been Built Up. Many of the great fortunes in Amer ica have been gained by the judicious us** of printers' ink. The wealthiest merchants attribute their success to advertising. Millions and millions of dollars' worth of manufactured prod ucts are annually sold to the people of the* United States through the ad vertising pages of the public press, the 'inly medium. Consider the new fancied breakfast foods, the numerous natural food preparations! It is more than likely they would never have be come known without their merits we:-' exploited before the people through the newspapers. Great exclu sive mail-order houses, institutions that have come into existence during the past 20 years, have been built up entirely through judicious advertis ing As to the mall order houses, there is a loud clamor against their en croachments throughout the country. There is every cause for alarm that they will eventually grow into such mammoth institutions as will monop olize the business that is now the backbone and spine of the country towns. There Js one way that the merchants can lessen the evil. It is by persistent use of the public press. Use advertising space, meet the com petition rightly and squarely and let the people know about it. Hundreds of would-be business ven tures have failed Just because there was no proper advertising. Hundreds and thousands of small merchants fall for the same cause. The paper in a small town Is of greater force thau the average merchant thinks. If the storekeeper desires to test his home paper as an advertising medium, let him insert an advertisement of some article and put the price lower than It is generally sold at. Then await results. He will And that the people will learn of it, and call to see about It Dollars to the editor for advertis ing space are never lost If the adver tising is of the proper kind. The in vestment will bring greater returns to the merchant than money invested in any other way. One trouble is that the average merchant knows little about proper methods of advertising. A simple card "John Jones. Grocer, sells groceries” is of but little use. Make advertising attractive. Tell about goods, about prices, and every thing that a prospective purchaser may want to know. Keep persistently at it. Change advertisements week after week. The people look for It, and it will pay. D. M. CARR. LIST PROPERTY AND BUY LAND of the —- Fitzgerald-Dermody Company, Delta, Colorado C. S. GIBBS, City Business and Insurance. • Colorado Phone Black 272 Co-Op Phone 32 N. H. CASTLE & CO. Real Estate, Loans, Insurance Public Auctioneer. DELTA, - - COLORADO. DELTA LAND COMPANY ...Sucessors t 0... Uncompahgre Valley Real Estate Co. Farm Lands, Ranches, Fruit Orchards Town Property. list your property with us for quick sale Sam Farmer, Pres. H. O. Bear, Vice Pres. Jno. Forrest, Sec’y Subscribe for the Independent. IT PAYS TO TRADE WITH THE MODERN STORE Special Skirt News — . Skirls for Fall are light weight materi /v'*'l-—ab: Voiles, Panamas and some light, # tancy suitings. You don’t wear a dress V-T B^‘rt or warml k, you wear them for their 1 * /V If style and appearance. The heavy weight \j* i , goods do not drape prettily. The grace- U ’ I^CSC weight skirts is ad //' rm Styles for Fail run to the dainty plaited # //IB effects, many with one, two or three folds, nj !li t,; H or with neat little straps of Tlack taffeta. fii II j 53 Neat, simple elegance is the fashion idea Ba l! II I \\\ for Fall skirts. The skirt shown here is Oml !j 11 |\\ our number 1251. It is a black voile, ft m i jj II 11 ;v\\ made after very dressy designs. The taf- JRJIf I j I li' \ feta folds on the sides give it the richness 1 111 ll\.\ and elegance that fashion favors this kmoci. yet l JJ I i|\ \w, \ is not fancy enough to be loud ui appearance. It / AMvsV. I 111 \ vS\ is a quality skirt---one that you can wear, assured g J 111 IUA that you are dressed in taste, and will give abso //I ||\ Wi lute satisfaction in service. Jr lllV\\\ price » each ..$B.OO fr /fjti j|| 8 ■ |II \ We are alao proud ok our Ur*r dtowtaa <d fiae value V- /Iff f|| If 111 \ (kin* si tS.fi. Mssy new sad ayUi omMs ta Psaaaw. \ - fijuu Ml fIM 111 Sell ss sad fancy ■utuifi Any alterations necessary' will ' -e be made free of charge. WHAT YOU WANT IS GOOD Bread, Pies, Cakes & Confectionery Your expectations will be more than fulfilled if you buy them at the Coutts Bakery & Confectionery THEY GIVE YOU WHAT YOU LIKE lA. E. LUCE SUCCESSOR TO A. CARTWRIGHT Sanitary Plumber j NEW STOCK PROMPT SERVICE Prices Right. Estimates Fur j nishcd those who contemplate | building. Co-Op. Phone 66 GUY M. BLAIR Exclusive Dealer in Somerset Coal $4.50 a Ton BUS AND TRANSFER WORK A SPECIALTY. On and after Jan. 1, 1907, coal will be cash on delivery. CEDAREDGE HOTEL New Management Refurnished and thoroughly renovated Up-to-date Table and Service J. C. ROWBOTHAM. Prop. CEDAREDGE. - COLORADO Benzoin Cream Wo never Tail to rcnoinmpnd thin (’roam ImcAunn It In our own - miulo by tin. Wo know what It in-know that It in a nunnriot ' Article. Hplundid for rooifh red nkin. PEOPLE’S PHARMACY.