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The Delta independent. (Delta, Colo.) 1886-19??, October 25, 1907, Image 4

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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
“In Business For Your Health.”
Always an experienced Pharmacist in charge.
A. M. ANDERSON, Editor and Owner.
Entered at the postoffice in Delta, Colorado,
as second class mail matter.
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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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
of the —-
Company, Delta, Colorado
C. S. GIBBS, City Business and Insurance.

Colorado Phone Black 272 Co-Op Phone 32
Real Estate, Loans, Insurance
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Farm Lands, Ranches, Fruit Orchards
Town Property.
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Bread, Pies, Cakes & Confectionery
Your expectations will be more than fulfilled
if you buy them at the
Coutts Bakery & Confectionery
Prices Right. Estimates Fur
j nishcd those who contemplate
| building.
Co-Op. Phone 66
Exclusive Dealer in
Somerset Coal
$4.50 a Ton
On and after Jan. 1, 1907, coal
will be cash on delivery.
New Management
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