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THE DELTA INDEPENDENT.
XXV YEAK— XO. 4‘-*. “The people can help themselves and the country most by putting back into active circulation money they are hoarding. There is more currency in the country today than there was a month ago* when the sup ply was ample. Since then $55,000*000 in gold has been imported, and the Government has deposited al ready $60,000,000. These are facts, and I appeal to the public to cooperate with us in restoring normal business conditions. The Government will see that the people do not suffer, if the people themselves wili act in a normal way. Crops are good and business conditions are sound, and we should put the money we have into circulation at once to meet the needs of our abounding prosperity. “What is most needed just now is that our citizens should realize how fundamentally sound business conditions in this country are, and how absurd it is to permit themselves to get into a panic and create a stringency by hoarding their savings instead of trusting perfectly sound banks. There is no particle of risk involved in letting business take its normal course.”—Theodore Roosevelt. Beet Sugar Factory at Grand Junction to Pay Scrip to Growers. The announcement made within the week that the sugar factory at Grand Junction would make its November payment to the growers in certificates, has been accepted apparently with as little demonstration as was the an nouncement a few weeks previous by the banks of the country that, owing to the financial stringency which was started in the Cast, a clearing house system of Cashier’s cheeks, etc., had been determined upon until the situa tion should by natural means, relieve itself. There may be perhaps a slight dif ference in the sugar factory situation, but, as explained, the financial stress is the primary cause. In his statement President Davie explains that, with the money stringen cy the factory has not been able to dispose of its product in large lots to customers as heretofore. Kansas City and other points supplied only buying enough to fill immediate orders. This has left the factory without the funds at hand to meet its heavy crop pay ments, although he asserts the factory has sugar enough on hand sufficient to secure them and beets enough to manu facture hundreds of thousands of dol lars' worth more. The plan, as outlined, is to deposit 40,000 sacks of sugar in the hands of the trustee to secure the issue by the company of •180,000 of script, that be u| what is claimed to be due to grow ers. tMTleity !i tb ft* Idtoed in de nominations of $5, $lO, S2O and SSO, payable to bearer, the company argu ing that it will be able to redeem such scrip by the sales of its product within ninety days. The Inokpksdsnt understands that the merchants generally are willing to accept the proposed scrip in exchange for goods, and that the banks will ac cept it in exchange for, or collateral on notes which may be due them from growers, but, of course, are not in position to advance m »noy on it. With these views presented and care fully considered, most sf the farmers who have sold their beets seem ready ; to accept the scrip as the best and per haps only thing to do under the circum stances, and so far we have heard no open complaint from the growers them selves. The situation is one of compulsory nature, as the growers of these valleys are, at this time, wholly dependent on the Grand Junction factory. If our valleys had more than one factory to supply them with a market, it would be different. That they should have and are likely to have a factory at Delta in the future, is assurance of a competition that is not only desirable, but which will mak' their crops more safe for a market, if not a choice of markets. In the face of the present situation it is a splendk time for the beet grow ers of Delta county to think deeply on the subject of a local factory. We understand there is a prospect that a proposition may soon bo placed before them to supply this very need, and too great an interest in the subject cannot be aroused. Tomato Crop Profitable. Many of the ranchmen who were in duced to plant tomatoes for the Surface Creek Canning Co. plant at Austin last spring were a little bit afraid to tackle the proposition, but they arc now satis fied that it is a paying proposition. Now that the season has about closed, they are comprring notes to see where they are at, and it is authoritively re ported that many of them cleared better than <IOO per acre off their tomatoes, and a few even ran much better, going almost to <2OO per acre, where the soil and conditions were more favorable. Take it on the mesas near Austin where the frosts are not so late in the spring and the vines got an earlier start, the production was much heavier, and the harvest lasting longer. With such a productive community surrounding it, the Austin canning plant has come to Itay.-Surface Creek Champion. Local and Personal Remington & Elliott have moved into their new store building. Lewis Owens is convalescent from a three week's run of typhoid fever. W. L. Holman has gone to Alamosa for a two months' stay looking after property interests there. D. D. mean—among other things Delta and Denver, the two present and future good cities of Colorado. Situation wanted to do housework by a competent young lady. Edith Buck, Delta. The ladies of St. Juliens Parish will give a ball at the opera house in Delta on the evening of December 12th, 1907. Mr. Standish and children will spend the winter in Florida. Mr. Standish has rented his property on Garnet I Mesa. | N. E. Fleetwood left for Telluride Monday, where he is employed in the electrical department of the Smugler Union mine. Much interest is being shown in the evening meetings at the Baptist church, there being 175 present last Sunday evening. The Luce plumber boys had a run away Tuesday evening, resulting in a mix up of the horse and wagon and the breaking of shelves. Electrical Engineer, Chester A. Cooper, af work, bring called there to superintend work in his profession. Willis A. Davis has engaged an as sistant auctioneer, but as he is a little light, only weighing pounds, he har. decided to do the work himself. Lost —pair gold-mounted spectacles. Finder will please return same to Inde pendent office. Reward. A. H. Wood. Miss Anna Ross, stenographer in the Reclamation Service office at the Gun nison Tunnel, spent Saturday and Sun day in Delta, visiting Miss Genevieve Hartig. Statements of accounts will be sup plied all those delinquent on the Inde pendent’s list the first of the year. A newspaper has to be run on business principles just the same as a farm or a store, in order to be a success. The Delta band met Wednesday night and had an enthusiastic practice. We understand they will, in connection with the Colorado College Glee Club of Colorado Springs, give « benefit enter tainment at a date to be fixed next month. The last of the big sugar beet crop is being hauled in and shipped. Delta county with its summers of sunshine and late fflls, is particularly favorable to the growing of sugar beets of very best quality. Just as soon as we get a factory at home we will have a cinch as the banner sugar beet section of the world. The foot ball and basket ball games played at Delta last Saturday between Hotchkiss and the Delta High School teams, were very spirited games. Delta won, of course, but that did not diminish the genuine good feeling, and the Hotchkiss people went home feeling that they had enjoyed the day and had put up good games, in which the spec tators agreed. A general snow storm was reported over Colorado the first of this week. Despite the fact that Denver papers said no part of the state escaped, Delta had no snow and nothing but a little crisp fall weather in the way of cold. And, with it all, we note from pub lished accounts that some of our Delta county people are still indulging in to matoes and watermelons. The mountains in the distant view from Delta show white-capped—grim and gaunt guardians of the beautiful valley between their ranges, where the whole year is sunshine. Here, reflect ing the rays of the god of day, nestles Delta, surrounded by her orchards, her mesdows and her productive farms. TUB OFFICIAL. PAPER OF UELTA C'«MJ >TY DELTA, COLORADO, FRIDAY, XOVEMISEII 1907. The white mantle but rarely wraps in its shivering folds this warm little val ley. Here the hearts of the people are like the warmth of the sun. Geo. W. Moody returned Tuesday from an extended visit to his mines. Miss Maude Griffin left last Sunday for Ride, where she will attend school. ' F. P. Addleman. chief game warden, j was a Delta visitor Tuesday and Wed nesday. Mr. Douglas, rector of the Episcopal church, visited Hotchkiss and Paonia this week. Dr. Wheeiock and family have moved into the Isaac Rathburn residence on Grand Avenue. Mr. Tom Dewar, contractor and builder, returned Wednesday from a business trip to New York. Mr Will Lomax returned to Colorado Springs Sunday, after a pleasant two weeks* visit with relatives and friends | in Delta. Messrs. Travis & Castle came in from Denver Tuesday in their new automo bile, making the trip out byway of Marshall Pass. The banquet of the Loyalty Bible ! Class at the home of Dr. A. H. Stock ham was largely attended and proved a | most enjoyable affair. The ladies of the M. E. church will hold their annual Apron Bazar and Home Cooking on Saturday afternoon, December 7th, at the Stockham china store. The new heating department at the court house was fired up for test yes terday. The block of the court house park that was in alfalfa has been plowed for grass and trees. Mr. Max Phippiny arrived from Den ver Wednesday evening and will locate in Delta to follow his profession as a civil engineer and surveyor. He will have an office with Travis & Castle. In the great foot ball game played at Denver Sunday between the Colorado College Tigers of Colorado Springs and the Miners of the School of Mines, the miners won by a score of 15 to nothing. Tne game was witnessed by 7,000 peo ple. Subscriptions to the Independent are coming in nicely and that is the best evidence we can have that the pa per is giving satisfaction. One sub scription added is worth a dozen boquets plucked from other sources. David Lambert, a miner, was killed at Telluride Sunday night by deputy sheriff Robert Mildrum, when refusing to surrender after having shot and fatally wounded Thomas Sullivan. Lam bert had been drinking and he and Sullivan quarreled over a dice game. After shooting Sullivan, Lambert left the house where the shooting occurred and was found by the deputy sheriff who ordered him to throw up his hands. He made a move for his gun, W’hen deputy Mildrum fired, killing him. W. W. Ruch of Garnet Mesa, while opening a can containing hot coffee, sustained very serious injuries to both eyes and face by the top of the can be ing blown off by the steam. Other bums on the hands and legs were sus tained. He was taken to a physician who removed fragments of coffee grounds from both eyes and dressed his burns. At present he is resting but his left eye is in serious condition. Mr. Ruch and family, with his nephew, Mr. P. E. Moore, have recently come from the East and have taken up their home on Garnet Mesa. Twenty-five Montrose ladies were en tertained by Garnet Chapter O. E. S. of Delta, Monday evening. Degree work was given six members and this work was followed by a delightful ban quet at K. of P. hall, where the tables were beautifully decorated in designs emblematic of the order. The Mont rose ladies present were honored guests at the homes of the Delta O. E. S ladies while here. Those in attendance were: Meadames Mapfield, Osborne, Kirk, Silvia, Scott, McCrimmon, Rey nolds, Kellogg; Henderson, Smith, Raish, Redding, Blake, Miles, Tifford; Misses Scott, Bailey, Schudy, Brewster, Abernathy; Messrs. Mapfield, Osborne, Kirk, Silvia, Calloway. Remember that Saturday, December 7th will be regular monthly auction day in Delta At the residence of the bride’s par ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Gilbert, in Alamosa. November 20th, occurred the wedding of Mr. Win. L. Holman of ! Delta and Miss Vera May Gilbert of j Alamosa. At home in Delta after De cember 15th. J G. W. Umbrell, formerly of Delta. | died Novemoer 15th, at Bellingham, ; Washington, of typhoid fever. Mr. Umbrell was a member of the I. O. O. F. and Modern Woodmen lodges of Delta. in which later order he carried **,ooo insurance. He ha 3 a brother living in North Delta and was person •Uy very well known here. Prof. Bennett, potato expert from the Agricultural College, visited Delta the first of this week to investigate the trouble Mr. Hutchinson experienced this year with his spud crop on his upper Gunnison valley farm. He found the chief difficulty to be lack of rota tion in cropping, Mr. Hutchinson's ground having been successively plant ed to potatoes for ten years. Mr. A. Watson was in Wednesday from Coalby, where he has now opened up good commercial coal supplies. Mr. Wutoon, though a comparatively new map in Delta county, at the fair in September was awarded premiums for 4 best farm products for one man, premium on grain and grasses and on ta||e beets, proving that Williams Cejetohiii some vary good soil. Rev. Frothingham preaches next Sunday at Glenwood Springs and the following Sunday at Grand Junction. On December Ist he will deliver his lecture, “William the Silent," at Grand Junction. Dr. Frothingham will, by order of the Presbytery, declare the pulpita of both Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction vacant, their pastors having resigned. Rev. B. C. Rice was pastor at Glenwood and J. E. Weir at Grand Junction. Lieutenant Governor Harper has been extended an invitation to be present and deliver an address before the next monthly meeting of the Delta Business Mon’s Ass’n. to be held the evening of Monday, Dec. 2. It is known that he will accept provided no unforseen con tingency arises to prevent. The lieu tenant governor is said to be a pleasing and forceful speaker and the business men anticipate a profitable meeting with Mr. Harper as their guest. Mr. I. M. Welch, uncle of Judge M. R. Welch, is here from Salem. Oregon to spend Thanksgiving. Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. McConnell will arrive today from Turner, Kansas, Mrs. McConnel being an aunt ot Judge Welch. With these, James L. Welch of Delta county, the Judge's father, will comprise a partial family reunion, which it was hoped, but did not prove possible, to make a re union of the entire family, of whom there were six children of the older generation, four of whom are now past seventy and another near his 70th an niversary. K. D. Blair of Lewiston, idaho, who was, we understand, formerly a news paper man of Delta, writes a letter to \ the Independent <*n the subject of a beet sugar factory, suggesting that the people of Delta county could easily form a co-operative association strong enough to secure a factory; that their personal pledges for stock could be is- j sued mainly in note form and that these pledges could be redeemed from the • dividends which would afterwards ac crue in profits from the manufactured | sugar. Mr. Blair states that a factory 1 is in full operation at his place, doing a 1 large business and meeting all the re quirements of beet growers. Now and 1893. When the panic of 1893 came on the government had but about $50,000,000 in gold in the treasury. At the present the government has $904,000,000 in gold in the treasury. Then prices were at low ebb and trade balances against us, with little in prospect to immediately change them. By this it can be readily seen that there is no call to compare thu two situations and no need to antic ipate a panic now* Relatives Want Dr. Eggleston Pardoned. President Roosevelt has been peti tioned to pardon Dr. Eggleston, first sentenced to the federal penitentiary and later removed to the government insane asylum at Washington where he is n »w confined. Dr. Eggleston, who used to live in Delta, made, after moving to Denver, very ingenius counterfeiting appliances and was convicted upon their evidence and sentenced to the penitentiary. Afterwards the evidence of his insan ity was accepted as conclusive and he was removed to the insane asylum. It is asserted trat many who knew him here were convinced of his insanity even before he removed to Denver. In reporting the matter of the peti tion Denver papers assert that his rel atives believe their chance for a pardon is better since the death of government i service agent Walker, who was mainly instrumental in securing the evidence upon which Dr. Eggleston wa3 convic- j ted, at the same time claiming that Agent Walker had no ill feelings to- j ward the prisoner. The petition for a pardon has been referred to Attorney General Ernest Knaebel, upon whose recommendation results will probably depend. Foot Ball and Basket Ball. Tomorrow the Delta High School foot hall boys and basket ball girls go to Grand Junction to play what are likely l to be the big games of the season for the Western Slope. The Delta foot ball team is obeerad by the fact t! it so far no team of players has crossed its goal, and the Grand Junction papers have taunted i them with the threat that they will be J uined over to the undertakers when ! the game is finished. Whatever may be the outcome to | morrow. Delta friends of the home ; team have the satisfaction of remem- j [ berir.g that Delta won in the last con | test with Grand Junction and claim 1 that their playing now has improved I fifty per cent since the date of that contest, so they are not anticipating j that the Grand Junction undertakers are likely to get busy on Delta sub- Ijects. An excursion train will leave Deit» for Grand Junction at 8 o’clock Satur -1 day morning to take the Delta teams and others who wish to go, the fare j being 51.75 for the round trip. The basket ball game promises to be equally as spirited as the foot ball game." Reliable Architect. Home builders of Delta and vicinity no longer need go to a great distance to secure the services of a reliable architect. Architect A. M. Thomas has his office on South Main street in the building with The Fitzgerald-Dermody Invest ment Co. Mr. Thomas received his training by taking a course at the State University of Illinois and following this with prac tical experience in architectural work. Mr. Thomas is a practical man. having also had considerable experience as a contractor and builder. Park-Cowdry. Samuel H. Park and Mrs. Laura Cowdry were united in marriage Wed nesday evening at the Frothingham residence. Dr. Frothingham officiating. The married couple will reside on the property of Mr. Park about two miles from Delta. Notice to Contractors. • Bids will be received for the con struction of a reservoir near Payne’s Siding, by R. A. Wilmot at Hotchkiss. Plans and specifications can be ob tained by calling on George Hider, at the Siding. All bids must be in by December 30th. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. 42-2t R. A. Wilmot. Notice. Notice is hereby given that all ac counts and bills receivable due J. S. Scofield have been assigned to the undersigned, who alone ha3 authority to collect same. All bills or claims against said J. S. Scofield should be presented at once to the undersigned. (jGU. M. Stwuan. PRICE FIVE CENTS Council Doings. Mr. Forest and L. A. Cook asked to have the big tile ditch extended from 7th street to the corporation limits, about to 10th street. Granted. B:ds on cement walks were, on motion laid over until next meeting. Petition for cement walk along Dodge street in District No. 7, was granted. Smith's Pool licence was paid for and extended. Herrick’s application for privilege of running a card room was, on motion of Trustees Watts and Burgin, rejected. A resolution was passed regarding numbering the houses and a committee was appointed to draft ordinance and formulate plans for same. A committee was appointed to see about getting vacant ground to fix up with sheds, stalls and hitching places for farmers teams and horses. A ditch and tree line along Grand Avenue was discussed. State Fair Matters. Three prominent officers, says the Pueblo Chieftain, have just retired from the State Frir management after seeing it develop from a small begin ning to a high rank among state expo sitions. These are President Paul Wil son; First Vice-President J. H. Voor heesand Treasurer C. W. Crews, all of whom have served the association faithfully and well. The new board of directors appointed is aa follows: John F. Vaii, George L. hlcCord,'Dr. A. T. King, T. G. Mc- Carthy, T. R. Hoff mire, Paul Wilson, G. L. L. Gann, Asbury White, E. M. Jackson, Martin Walter, S. F. Craw ford and George E. King. Tne date for the 1908 Fair was changed to a week later, making its holding to come September 14th to 18th. In the report President Wilson, of Delta county, is paid the following compliment: “Paul Wilson, the retiring president, has held the office for three years and during that time hits given much of his time to the State fair. He has been very successful in the conduct of the expositions and has held the executive office during three of the best fairs in the history of the association. He was the first secretary of the fair associa tion seven years ago, and during those years has always been in close touch with the administration. He still re tains a place on the board of directors and will continue to be active in direct-« ing affairs.” Mr. J. B. Killian, the cattle man, has 50 head of Hereford steers and heifers out from town which he has brought down to feed and, forty of which he will take to the Denver Stock Show They are beauties and should prove prize winners. Austin Briefs. Grandma Coffey spent the day with the family of Dr. Archer Thursday. Miss Jessie Lobdell was a Delta v's itor several days the fore part of this week. Mrs. John Kettle departed for Ridg wav Wednesday morning, for a short visit. Mrs. Otis Hogrefe returned to her home in Delta after a six weeks* stay at the Miller home. Miss Tampa Gilmer is helping with the Domestic duties at the Dr. Miller home at this writing. Mr. Johnson and family have returned to Delta to live, the tomato season being over with, at the factory. Mr. and Mrs. Frost of Ohio came in Wednesday evening and will make an extended visit with Mrs. Lobdell. Mr. and Mrs. Simmons of Guthrie county, lowa, father and mother and two sisters of Art Simmons are visiting here. Mr. Tom Dewar returned from his eastern trip the fore part of the week. He was accompanied by a sister from New York state. Rev. Barron, of the Delta M. E. church, was greeted with a fair sized audience last Sunday p. m. at the Fail view school house. He will preach again next Sunday at 3 in.