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InkUk irkb MMHk,"lktk "Heatkta Ckiaae," toll Uto tor ■ BOX OF OUR CHOCOLATES. Saaw flrto kto tom kirn to nrrtaftr at Ito tint itot. toil Ito kardtlt toarlto raaaat milt atntoltal aaaaab af tola tkaradcr- aak «t will always have the ready. THE DELTA, DSVG CO. “In Business Por Your Health." DELTA INDEPENDENT A. M. ANDERSON, Editor «nd Owner. Entered at the pottofice in Delta, Colorado, as second clau mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. |S.OO a Year. SLOO for Six Months. ADVERTISING RATES. Fifty cent*, per ancle column inch, per month. Insertions of om week. only. 15 cent* per inch. Display car, denied ewy two weeks without extra w i*te!LTsr.a& _*• >0«... per fine for fir* haw. 5 casts per Sue each subsequent inser tion. Headed locale 10 cant* per lose for the head. Christmas brides promise to be more plentiful than those of June. We don’t profess to understand slang so very well. Is a “butt in” a “rubberneck?” Kentucky has gone both Dry and Republican, and the Colonel ejaculates: "My God, Sah!” The crops ot this country are estimated at $7,000,000,000 this year. That ought to be collateral for all the gold Europe posesses. Keep your shoulders to the wheel. More can be accomplished by persistent, united effort, than the most optomistic boomer even dreams. Two states ip the recent elec tion gave Republican majorities in six figures—a fashion which dates from the introduction of Bryanism. Perhaps in a few months hence the bank customer will be saying: “Can’t you gjve us a check in stead of all this coin?”—Globe Democrat An exchange predicts that it will not take the Oklahoma sena tors long to get'onto the ropes in Washington, because of their experience with the lariat A Missouri paper calls atten tion to the great amount of to bacco raised ip that state and adds: “Money is bound to flow this way unless people give up the necessities.” The greatest thing which stands to the credit of President Roosevelt is the inspiration that peopled this childish world with Teddy Bears. This is not writ ten in any undertone of synicism. It is simply a great truth. There is little danger of a seri ous or lasting panic in any coun try when crops are good. When the farmer is prosperous the country is pretty sure to be; es pecially is this true if good prices accompany good crops. And now President Roosevelt has come to the relief of the financial situation as he has tried to come to the relief and fair regulation of all conditions. The country needs and we believe will demand four years more of Roosevelt . As a rule the person who writes for a sample copy of a newspaper and don’t even en close a stamp with which to supply him the gift, isn’t worth sending a sample copy, and the same will as generally apply to the one who writes on a postal card. The financial afiairs of a nation are not expected to go on smooth ly forever. Neverending pros perity would finally get to work ing so much hardsnip that its effect would be greater and more disasterous than panic. An oc currence such as conditions of the present describe, brings about a checking, an auditing, of the general financial situation, and, when it is over a more healthy condition will for a time prevail. An organization has been formed by the citizens of Atlanta, Ga., to have the annual encamp ment of the Grand Army of the Republic held in that city in 1909. Next year’s reunion will take place in Toledo As a center of military interest Atlanta has strong claims, and many of the old trenches and other relics of 1864 are still visible in its sur roundings.—Globe Democrat. There would be some of the war-time songs that wouldn’t be popular down there to this day. “Marching Through Georgia” would no doubt be one of them. EXCHANGE PARAGRAPHS. In the presence of astronomers the people of this planet seldom have occasion to swell up with pride. An Italian observer states that the new spots on the sun are twelve times the size of the earth. On reaching England the kai ser ran into a regular British pea soup fog, but he will feel there are compensations when he sees his royal uncle’s new $750,000 diamond. According to a census bulletin the population of the United States in 1906, including insular possessions, was 93,182,240. The prospect of passing 100,000,000 by 1910 is good. The gold mined in the United States last year was valued at $94,373,800. Considering all the sources of supply the currency question ought to be worked out satisfactorily without much de lay. It is predicted that the sun Bpots now approaching the meri dian of their power will jar the foundations of the earth. This timely notice is being served so that the responsibility for the disturbance will not be thrown upon Wall street. A prominent German paper remarks that “the elasticity of American economic life makes possible a sudden recovery at a moment when the financial situ ation seems darkest,” which is an accurate as well as friendly estimate of the situation. A counterfeiter has been ar rested for making half dollars of full weight and fineness, which he was able to do at a profit of nearly one half. The president will feel fortified in his views to hear that the pious motto was included in the imita tion. WEEKLY OF THE FUTURE. The strong and successful weekly paper of the future will collect strictly in advance for its subscriptions and collect and settle all other accounts on the first of each month, so that the publisher will know twelve times a year how he stands and get the added benefit of being a cash customer. It may even discount its bills. It will accept only cash payments for church, city, thea ter and all show advertising, taking tickets only for after notices. It will get cash for all railroad advertising, and the editor will pay cash when he travels like any other business man, and, besides, he can use any limited on the road. And incidentally he will have more time to build up and maintain his paper. Railroad companies cannot get along without news paper advertising. They are ex perimenting now, but they will all recognize this fact and come to be among our best cash pa trons. The paper of the kind we are talking about will accept no trade contracts unless the pub lisher at the time needs some article from the advertiser, and even then it’s better not to defi nitely agree to do it. It will keep an accurate expense account and will enter every item of stock labor and every other outgo for comparison month with month and year with year. It will keep an expiration book and kill ail advertising promptly when dead. It will prove its circulation to advertisers. It will let the other fellow alone and pay strict atten tion to its own business. It will be well printed and contain actual news and not stuff to fill when copy is slack. It will have mechanical composition and good machinery. It will be able to compete against the dailies, be cause people would Tather have it because they need both. 7 will have an editor who needs no apology for his existence.—Geo. E. Marcellus. Denver Markets. Denver Union Stock Yards, Nov. 20—Supply of cattle last week was 7,000 head against 3,- 900 preceeding week and 16,000 same week last year. Trade here was very uneven but on the whole fairly satisfactory. East ern markets were quoted 25 to 50c lower under heavy receipts but this had very little effect on the local trade. Demand here for good beef cattle was strong and not enough on hand. Steers advanced about a dime during the week, bulk of good ones sell ing to packers at $3.50 to $4.10. There were no choice steers here and top prices were not realized. Cows are 10 to 15c higher than a ago and 26 to 40c higher than two weeks ago. A bunch of choice caws from the northern Colorado feed lots sold Saturday at $3.50. Some choice Wyoming range cows brought $3.40 and western slope cows sold at $3.00 to $3.35. Bulk of the pretty good killing cows offered sold at $2.75 to $3.25, medium kinds at $2.25 to $2.65 and poorer stuff from $2.15 down. Common cows in light demand and weak to a little lower. Bulls were steady at $2.00 to $2.35 for bulk. Veals rather scarce and firm, best light weights quotable at $4.00 to $5.00. Feeder and Stocker trade was very uneven during the week. Choice dehorned steers sold pretty close to steady but medium kinds are 15 to 25c lower and plain steers fully a quarter off. Choice dehorned western slope feeders sold during the week at $3.75 to $4.00 but it took good ones to bring better than $3.60 and most of the fair to good steers sold down to $3.00. To day’s receipts 4,000 head. Beef steady to weak, feeders and stockers a little lower. The hog demand is strong and not enough coming. Packers paid good prices last week and aver age cost of hogs here was rather higher than at river markets. All markets are lower today bulk selling here at $4.80 to $4.90. Sheep receipts were very good but demand light and trade dull. Most of the stuff here was con tracted and going through to feed lots. Eastern markets closed lower and the market here went down in sympathy. W. N. Fulton. Preparing The Vinyard For Winter. The preparation of the vineyard for winter involves the questions of water ing, pruning and covering. The question of watering is not so important in the vineyard as in the orchard, but it is one that must be considered. To properly ripen the fruit the vineyard must be allowed to dry out during the ripening period, and to facilitate covering, as well as to guard against winter injury, a reasonable amount of water -ho ild be applied. In some localities it is tl ■ ught that covering with wet soil is irju. ious, but in our grape districts it has been demonstrated that covering with a reasonably wet soil is in no way detri mental. Practically all our foreign grapes are covered during the winter, and the pruning is done in the fall to lessen the labor of covering. Not only this, but the season for pruning is passed before it is safe to uncover in the spring. Colorado growers have long tried to trim their grapes after the California method. The necessity of covering, however, has modified this system, and we find we have a low, broad frame work which fails to hold the fruit off the ground. In localities where the native grapes are grown they are large ly trained on wire trellis, with a very good system of low renewal pruning. It is only recently that a few growers of foreign grapes have adopted this method of training. While it has not Ween thoroughly tested, it seem** to promise far better returns than the old system. The matter of pruning is very simple and consists in selecting a num ber of canes of one season’s growth, cutting out all old wood that it is possi ble to dispose of. These new canes should start from as near ttye ground as possible to lessen the labor of covering. They should be from three and one-half to four feet, or from eight to ten nodes in length. The number will vary some what with the age of the vine, six being about as many as can be handled on the trellis. In addition to these long canes it is well to leave from six to eight *purs of one eye each (not counting the I basal eye.) If left near the ground, I th rt se spurs throw very desirable fruit ing canes for the following season. Many growers will want to test this system of pruning before adopting it, and I would recommend that several vines of each # variety be selected and trained on a temporary trellis until the grower has satisfied himself as to the adaptability of this system of training for different varieties. In the mean time some improvements may be made upon the present system of training. Many growers make a mistake of prun ing too short. All fruiting arms should be not less than four joints long. While shorter pruning lessens the labor , of covering, it also reduces the yield of the vine and the size of the branches. In most sections where foreign grapes are grown in Colorado it seems advis j able to cover the vines during the win ! ter. While the vines will probably | safely pass the majority of winters un protected, in some parts of the state it l is not policy to risk it. The vines should be covered with from six to | eight inches of soil. The hand labor can be greatly reduced by first plowing a few furrows to the vines with a turn ' ing plow. The finishing touches can then be put on with a shovel. If the longer system of low renewal proves satisfactory, it will greatly reduce the labor of covering. O. B. WHIPPLE, Field Horticulturist. Western 81ope Fruit Investigations, Colorado Agri cultural College. Stockholders’ Meeting. Saturday afternoon the stockholders of the Alta Vista Reservoir Co. met at the office of the secretary, Paul Wilson and formulated plans for the beginning of work on the big dam. This reservoir when finished will be of the greatest benefit to this country, Rogers mesa in particular. There will be enough wa ter stored in this one reservoir to water over 1,000 acres of Rogers mesa, and the principal stockholders are Rog ers mesa people. Work will begin on December 2nd and will be rushed during the winter and it will rot be a great while before the stockholders will have an abundance of late water for their land. The people of this country are fast beginning to realize that the salvation of this country is plenty of water, and that the only way to get it is to build reservoirs —Hotchkiss Herald. Home Coal Companies Organized at Hotchkiss. Two co-operative organizations have recently been perfected, the purpose of each being to prevent any raise in the price of coal in the future. One is composed of a number of Rogers Mesa people who have bought the Degraffln ried coal mine and will furnish coal to stockholders at a rate lower than the present market price. This company is stocked at *IO,(XXI, but only enough stock will be sold to pay for needed im provements at the mine and for carry ing on the work. The shares will be sold at $lO each, and coal will be sold to stockholders at the price of $1.50 per ton at the mine. To all others the regular market price will prevail, which at present is $1.76. This company is patterned somewhat after the Farmers’ Coal Company of Paonia, which is a co-operative organi zation. Those interested in that com pany say that' they expect next year to be able to sell to stockholders all the coal they want at SI.OO per ton at the mine. The directors of this company are G. H. Thomas, A. Linn, P. P. Slack, Ed. Ray and Ed. Degraffinried, and they are preparing to place the stock on the market at once. The other company is composed of a number of the people of Hotchkiss and the surrounding country who have bar gained for the property and business of the Hotch' iss Fu d & Supply Co., for merly known as the liennett Coal Co., hereafter to run as a co-operative coal mine. It is en< rely paid for and free from debt and the co npany is incorporated and now doing a good business. It has property in town on which a coal depot is located, where the town patrons and others can be supplied. The new own ere have announced their determination to furnish to stockholder* coal at the mine for $1.25 per ton and to other* at $1.75. Coal in town will be supplied at the bin* or on the wagons direct fro n the mine to stockholders for $3.25 and to others at »3.50.-North Fork Times. BUSINESS LOCALS Genuine Mexican chili at Smith's Lunch Wagon. Special Sale on Clothing at the Spot Caah. tf. Second hand buggies and wagons. At the Porter-Obert Ildw. Co. Salida white lime for Bale by the In dependent Lumber Co. W. K. Case & Sons cutlery best on the market. Sold by the Porter-Obert Hdw. Co. Why pay 10 per cent for money when you can get all you want of King A Stewart at 8 per cent. Plenty of money to loan on Delta real estate. Milton R. Welch. Money to loan at lowest rates on farm and city property. Stephan & Obert. Treat your family to a bucket of chili from Smith's Lunch Wagon. 8 per cent money to loan on short no tice on all good applications. Stephan A Obert. King & Stewart make loans payable on or before maturity at eight per cent. tf For Sale—A limited number of shares of Leon Lake reservoir stock. Call on Porter Plumb. Get the habit of taking your Sunday dinners at the Home Caf i. Hot Inuch for AC hoi children at Smith’s Lunch Wagon. Be up to date and eat chili at Smith’s Lunch Wagon. Hammocks of all styles and prices at the Porter-Obert Hdw. Co. Plenty of money to loan on Delta real estate. Milton R. Welch. Unheard of terms! We loan eight per cent money with privilege of par tial payments. King A Stewart. Two Days Tarpon Fishing Included in private train tour of Mex ico via Colorado A Southern which leaves January 28. Ask for particulars. T. E. Fisher, G. P. A., Denver. Farm Lsaas. Money always on hand for far-j loans at 8 per cent. No. 48 King A Stewart. Tour of Aflexlco B> Private Train. Leaves Denver January 28 via Colo rado A Southern. Tickets cover all expenses. Write T. E. Fisher, G. P. A., Denver. ~ For "Sale. Ranch containing 87 acres, 40 acres of which lays in Gunnison bottom six miles from Delta. Twenty acres in cultivation. Bert fruit and garden land. Abundance of free water. Five room house, stable for six horses, ice house, two cellars, outbuilding, corralla etc. One mile from good school. Bar gain if sold in .10 days- Write or .sec 39-3 t. M. W. Ramsey. Delta, Colo. PURE WOOL In the material of which nil our new fall fabricnarc made. They contain both medium am] heavy weight* and in a variety of dlatinctly refined pnttvrna. LET UB TAILOR YOU A SUIT from them If yon are in earnout in your ambition to be really well drenaed. Theae fabric* are excitedvo with iip. You cannot get them any where elae, especially at the ready made ahopa. JOS. PDEGENT,TaiIor AS SOLID AS THE PYRAMIDS Yon will find onr repaint to any ntnke of wheel -we make them to laat, and aiMtrn neither time nor material to af ford yon (terfect aatiafaetion. Aocl denta will happen, bieylea will break; bnt we I tend every energy toward making yonr wheel aa good aa new when it geta Into had ahape. Keep ing it that way if you will give ua the opportunity. G. C. ENGLISH, Bicycles I aat aha PitparM ta pet Rather Tim aa Bag gits ar aey Vehicle aelag Rahher Tim. Benzoin Cream We never flail to recommend thia Cream becauae it ia our own—made by ua. We know what it la—know that it ia a auperiot article. Splendid for rough red akin. PBOPLB’S PHARMACY. AMERICAN BEAUTY CORSET DEMONSTRATION w Nov. 18 to Nov. 23. 1907. You are most cordially invited to attend the Corset Demonstra tion at our store during the above dates. MISS HARE Expert Corsetiere Representing the Kalamazoo Cor set Co., Kalazamazoo, Mich., will be present and will be pleased to advise you in reference to the particular model you should wear to secure comfort, ease and a stylish figure; to produce that attractive personal individuality so desired by every woman of refinement THE RAMSAY DRY GOODS CO. Delta, Colorado lA. 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 ==|4.so a Ton BUS AND TRANSFER WORK A SPECIALTY. On and after Jan. 1, 1907, coal will be caah on delivery. CEDAREDGE HOTEL New Management Refurnished and thoroughly renovated Up-to-du te Table and Service J. C. ROWBOTHAM. Prop. CEDAREDGE; - COLORADO , WILLIS A. DAVIS AUCTIONEER Oo nnrwhom. SeUnftotlnn etunuitrwri. r*mm rnnm iniUjla. Bench uiiWtnck rUre ■ Write, phone nr mw me before alumina a ilete. DELTA, COLO. 21 meals it tho Home Cafe fI.OQ.