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41st YEAR—No. 37 CEDAREDGE LADY FAMES AWAY SUNDAY AFTERNOON Tim home of Jaum EL Brooks, nine miles north west of Cedartdgs was clouded with sorrow when the belov ed witte sad mother passed on to eternal nest. Mra Brooks had alwoys had delicate health and of late has been! all in* a great deal. An operation for oppendicttls was performed at the Delta hospital last Thursday, but it proved unavailing and the patient passed away Sunday afternoon at 4:80, being 65 years, 5 montns and 8 days old. Mary C. Weems was born In Green county, Tennessee, March 31, 1868. Here she lived for some years and with her parents moved to Illinois and later to ansae- In Kansas she met and married Mr- Brooks October 3, 1884, and to them were born six children: three daughters, Letha. who lives at home; Mrs. Bertha Cline of Arnett, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Fanny Janes of Wilson. Oklahoma; three eons, George of Gunnison and Willis sad Ira, both living In Delta County. The couple came to this county 18 years ago. Mrs. Brooks Was s devout Christian woman, a member of the Church of God for nearly 30 years. She bad a beautiful character and will be sadly missed by the bereaved bus band and children as well as by a host of friends and neighbors. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at 2:30 at the Church of God. Rev. W. F. Coy of Olathe had charge of the service- In terment was made In the cemetery at Delta. All of the children were pres ent for the funeral. DELTA TO HAVE REAL SENSATION SUNDAY NEXT Delta people and those who wish to come In from the countryside, will have an opportunity to see some real aerial gymnastics Sunday when Gates’ Flying Circus appears here for one day only. These men.are bringing an airplane and besides a number of hair raising aerial stunts will carry passengers all day until dark, at a price which has never even been aproached here by any flyer—s6 for adults and $2.50 for children under IC. Diavalo, the supreme daredevil of the air, will do wing walking, aerial acrobatics, stunt flying and sky vaudeville. Clyde E. Pang bom. avia tor, will make safe, conservative pas senger flights beginning at 10 o’clock and continuing until dark. ECLIPSE BRINGS TWILIGHT ON MONDAY AFTERNOON The brilliance of the sun was soft ened to twilight Monday afternoon when the shadow of the moon fell across the shining dlfc causing par tial eclipse. The eclipse began about 12:58 and at 1:40 was at its most ex treme point with seven tenths of the sun obscured. It gradually receded and by 3:20 the sun was again clear. Many smoked glasses were in evi dence and as the day was perfectly clear the eclipse was easily seen. The eclipse was total In southern California and was the subject of widespread Interest and scientific in vestigation. A battery of cameras, movie cameras and scientific appar atus greeted the phenomenon and even the radio was pressed Into serv ice to announce the exact moment the total eclipse began- The total eclipse phase lasted about three min utes. The roads were fringed with motors and the steamers loaded with "eclipse-excursionists” who, with the aid of smoked glass, made private In vetlgatlon of the unusual occurrence. WARNS AGAINST HOSIERY SWINDLERS Housewives of Delta are warned by W. J. Hollands of the Hollands Dry Goods store to be on the lookout for swindlers selling hoeo from house to house. The canvassers show spurious , credentials and claim to be selling I Phoenix hose. They secure a deposit j of one dollar and advise their victim that the hose Is to come by mall and. the balance collected by the postman | The canvasser pockets the dollar and that 1s the last heard of him. According to Mr. Hollands, the Phoenix hose is sold only In retail stores but Is a widely known brand, and the canvassers use that fact to got a hearing and thus work their swindle. A statement Issued by the company says that Pinkerton detectives are op erating In more than a dosen states trying to run down these canvassers. Postoffice Inspectors have also boon called upon, where there is evidence of use of the mall, and In some instan ces these swindlers claim to sell Phoenix but deliver a makeshift worth about half the price. Mr. Hol lands requests anyone who Is ap proached by hosiery canvassers to call the Hollands store Immediately, giv ing them the facts, so that they may place the Information before tbs prop er Authorities. MR. AND MRS. GEO. STEPHAN RENEWING ACQUAINTANCES Geo. Stephan, ex-Lleutenant Govern or, and wife, arrived Wednesday from California and will spend several days here looking after business matters' and renewing acquaintances with their many friends in Delta. They have been spending some time in the great Northwest, Including the Yellowstone National Park and other polntv of Interest along the way. DELTA COUNTY WILL RAISE FULL AMOUNT ASKED FOR RELIEF STRICKEN JAPAN Tb« Delta County Red Cross, work ins with tie National Red Cross as sociation, acting on the suggestion and request of President Coolldge, Is working to secure the amount asked from this county, $750, and by the first of next week It Is expected to hare the money on the way to relieve the suffering of stricken Japan, which waa visited by recent earth quake, tidal waves, fire, fever, pesti lence and inevitable famine. The Japanese will send $350 to aid their countrymen; Paonla has already forwarded $100; Cedaredge will give an entertainment this evening to raise her quota, $76, Hotchkiss will raise the same amount and Delta will have a tag day tomorrow (Saturday) to raise S2OO. SENATOR PHIPPS HERE YESTER DAY—ATTENDS COUNTY FAIR Senator and Mrs. Lawrence C. Phlppb' and two boys, spent a few hours In Delta yesterday. In the after noon they went over to Hotchkiss and attended the fair. The senator was on a tour of Wes tern Colorado, and told ua he desired to acquaint I:lms'-If with conditions before returning to Washington In December. The senator dropped over this way on his return from his summer home at Wagon Wheel Cap, In the San Juan district, to Denver. He told of tome of the accomplish ments of the Harding administration and the work of the last congress. He said the affairs of the national admin istration when the Republican party took over the reigns of government In IMI wav In a most pitiful condition. "Our foreign loans" said Mr. Phipps, "had nothing tangible behind them. A receipt merely for the money ad vanced was all the evidence the gov ernment had. Today our loan to Great Britain has been adjusted on a basis where the United States knowv ex actly what It Is, and the rate of In terest fixed. Our foreign loans, In cluding France and Italy are being ne gotiated at this time and will soon be adjusted upon s satisfactory basis." The Senator waa questioned regard ing our loan to Russia and he said: "When Italy and France are straight ened ont, there will be no question In regard to what Russia will do." Mr. Phipps told of how government waste had been cut down; how many hoards and commissions had been en tirely eliminated. He alwo said there waa much room for further curtail ment of government useless expenses. • He waa asked regarding the "cloak of the civil service" av extended to all government employees. He admitted there could be Improvement along this line, and said already efficiency ex perts were at work upon a more scientific business plan, but admitted rach an undertaking would require a great deal of time to accomplish, con sidering the magnitude which the pre sent system had been extended. He talked tariff and explained what the Democratic party at this time had In mind. According to the senator a reduction In the tariff schedule as proposed, especially upon sugar, would seriously hamper the beet sugar Indus try, If not compel the manufacturers to close all factories'. When the tariff law was under con sideration, the senator emphasised, the Democratic senators raised the ' question wherein they claimed our Im ports' would be curtailed. Aa a mailer of fact our Imports have Increased, he said. "Our labor, and our system of levels, cannot be compared to the European laborer." Mr. Phipps' sttentlon was called to the crowded quarters' of our postofflce and he said almost every postofflce In the United States, especially In the rural districts are confronted with al most the same situation. The parcel post business alone has grown to such a itupenduous' business that every postofflce In places of this site must have enlarged quarters. The senator promised to take this matter up and attempt to securo some relief. Taylor Visits County Fair. Congressman Edward T. Taylor was' In attendance at the Delta County Fair yesterday. Mr. Taylor was re newing acquaintances with his many friends. He la looking fine; says hta health haa been regained. He will go to MontroM next week to attend their big fair. DELTA. DELTA COUNTY. COLORADO.SEPTEMBER 14, 1923 The Delta County Fair Brings Out Many Interesting Exhibits Anyone who la at ail pessimistic orer the future of Delta county would hare hie fears all taken away by a visit to the Delta County Fair In progress tat Hotchkiss this week. The weather has been ideal and the Fair grounds were never In better shape. The exhibition halls are overflowing with splendid examples of agricul tural, floral and horticultural perfect ion. The schools of the county are well represented at the fair with a better than ever exhibit, which Is claiming much attention from visitors and is a credit to pupils and teach ers- The community exhibits are amaz ing and come in for the major share of praise from all who visit the fair. Entering the hall one sees the hand some Orchard City exhibit on the left and the equally attractive Rogers Meea display on the right Next In order is Hanson-Powell on the left and California Mesa and Cedaredge on the right. The Garnet Mesa club has a beautiful display on the left side of the hall next the lower end. Opposite them are the general displays, the Holly Sugar exhibit and the Orchard City Boys' Corn club exhibit. Every one of the community exhibits is a fine display of products, well arranged and speaking well for the cooperative spirit of the people who have devoted days and weeks of time and thought to the preparation of the exhibits. The Orchard City exhibit Is most attractively displayed in a veritable bower of green, which Is the prevail ing color. The ceiling ha 6 been hidden with a green lattice work hanging with grapes, which is a very novel and beautiful feature. Their ex hibit is very extensive and includes some unusually fine individual attract ions as well aa being a wonderbully comprehensive display of all that is best in Delta county. Mrs. L*. D. My ers has an exhibit of 11 different varieties of grapes, Mra U Brown. Mrs. Florence Wood and others have a splendid display of canned meats The display of home baking is very large and attractive. Pickles and fruits: The fruit display is very ex tensive including every imaginable variety. C. H. Dixon, Guy Dixon and Arch Hawker are among the chief exhibitors An interesting feature in the apple show is a plats of Blue Parmain apples shown by Guy Dixon, and said to be the only ones of this variety in the county. Isom William son has an excellent exhibit of pota toes. sugar beets, and other products. Miss Clara Williamson has a unique exhibit in the form of a large glass case containing flowers and geometric figures made of cleverly arranged dry fruits and vegetables. White and yellow corn Is shown that would be a credit to the best lowa can produce. Looking on the other side of the hall at the Rogers Mesa display we see a beautifully arranged exhibit of fruits, vegetables, grains and / canned goods and home products. The color scheme is black and gold and is car ried out by means of a black back ground decorated with two large gilded “Fortune’s Horn” cornucopias, which overflow with products of the ranch, one with fruits and the other with grains and vegetables. Smaller cornucopias are placed elsewhere in the exhiblL which Is very carefully arranged te make a perfectly balanced and pyramided effect. An interesting feature is a group of 12 jars of flours and meals produced in home mills. A seed display of 100 varieties, nicely arranged in bottles, is worthy of favorable comment. The Rogers Mesa ladles have a fine display of tooth some cakes and other baking, as well as rows of canned fruits, vegetables and meats. Mrs. H. EL Oliver has an unusual display in the shape of a basket of large, well formed sweet potatoes, showing that these semi tropical vegetables will do well in Delta county. Another interesting Item In the Rogers Mesa display is a collection of nine varieties of useful native herbs. The exhibit of grains, corn, kaffir corn and vegetables is very interesting. The first thing that greets the eye when one looks at the Hanson-Powell display Is a huge star of red and green apples. Tom Rush and Elmer McCleary constructed the star. The decorations are carried out in green and gold and the whole exhibit is very artistic. A border across the top of the front of the booth Is made of bundles of wheat alternating with bundles of wild grass and asparagus. Asparagus and grape vines, their leaves reddened by frost, form a beau tiful border across the lower edge. The fruit display is very beautiful and •peaks well for the on Hans on and Powell Mesas An attractive array of bottled fruit juices, two dozen different varieties, is beautifully ar ranged on a shelf with bunches of white grapes showing between the bottles. This club has not overlooked any branch of agriculture, having a display of different kinds of wools and a fine display of eggs, nicely ar ranged on plates decorated with asparagus. The California Meea club is to be congratulated for having a particu larly fine exhibit this year which is the first year they have entered the community club race for supremacy. Their decorations are a pleasing combination of red and white. Grains, vegetables and fruits of every kind are to be seen. A row of squash across the front of the exhibit would make a New England pie maker green with envy, they are so large and of so many varieties. California Mesa is right in the front rank with its corn exhibit. Their boys have some fine specimens in their exhibit and the general display includes some excel lent ears. A pyramid of red corn looks very attractive, the ears being abont 14 inches long and very even and well filled. The red corn is dis played by H. EL Wilson. Mrs. Jacobi has a plate of fine late strawberries that look very tempting. A basket of mammoth Rose of Erin potatoes 19 ex hibited by Harry Killough. Next .door to California Mesa is the artistic Cedaredge exhibit. The Ced aredge people have made capital of their proximity to Delta county's famous resort. Grand Mesa, and tinted photographs of Grand Mesa scenes, the work of E. G. Hammock, adorn the walls. Rainbow trout on ice take a prominent place and help to make the Cedaredge booth attractive. Much credit Is* due R. G. Montgomery, super intendent of schools, who not only as sisted, materially in arranging the dis play hut came down early Tuesday morniim and painted a background that is a work of art. It shows* u love ly valley with snow capped peaces in the background and bears the legend, “Cedaredge, Valley of Plenty.” The color scheme is white and purple and is well carried out. The central piece is a huge cornucopia of nature’s colors green and red. out of which pours every kind of farm product, very nice ly arranged. Hiram Burritt arranged this part of the display and deserves a regat deal of credit. Several unique features find their place in the exhibit and Include a plate of soft shelled al monds’ raised by Frank Benzing; a plate Of Black Ben apples from the 1922 crop which are still in good con dition and show their fine keeping qualities; a cheese exhibit from the Cedaredge factory. The artistic value of the display is enhanced by a num ber of very handsome drawings* in black and white, the work of C. J. States. Last but far from least is the Gar net Mesa dsiplay, which is attractive ly arranged in a color scheme of gray and rose. All the tables are decorated with asparagus and Prince’s Feather. Garnet Mesa has an unusually fine array of vegetables of all kinds and has a leading display of cantaloupes. A. Sutton has an exhibit of peanuts which is attractive and valuable, as this crop can be made a very useful one. C. J. Llppert displays a fine sam ple of okra. A large display of extra fine potatoes Is a feature of the Gar net Mesa show. Some huge mangel wurtzels are shown as’ well as some immense squash of different varieties. An array of dried vegetables and fruits shows* what can be done along that line. A lioney display includes jars of fruits put up with honey and is most attractive. Fruits take a very prominent place and as* always are the best part of exhibit. In the general exhibits section, the Orchard City Corn Club holds a prom inent place and has an array of beau tiful corn that anyone would be proud to show. The general exhibits are not extensive, being largely included in the community exhibits. There is* a very fine honey exhibit, however, in which the Hutchison bee yards, Hotch kiss. take an important place. The Holly Sugar Corporation has a good display of beets and jellies and preserves made with Holly sugar, which are entered for the Holly com pany prize. There is a fine array of beetß entered for this prize, attesting to the good crop which may be expect ed this year. The Delta county schools have an exhibit of which they may well be proud. It fills one whole side of the general exhibition hall and part of the other aide. It Is impossible to name all of the fine things that have been done by the schools but is also impos sible not to mention a few of the out standing points of excellence. The (Continued on Last Page) NARROWLY ESCAPES DEATH WHEN STRUCK BY TRAIN While returning from Hotchkiss with a Ford truck at about 6:30 o’clock Tuesday evening, C. C. South well was struck by a work train, the truck overturned and Mr. Southwell was rendered unconscious, remaining in that condition until after he had been brought to the Delta hospital. The injured man is unable to re member anything in connection with the accident, hut parties who the accident say that the train was back ing down from Payne’s siding to Aus tin. The train, was at once discon nected from the engine and the in jured man was brought to the Delta station in the way car while a mes sage brought the ambulance there to take it the last lap of the journey. Mr. Southwell was placed on the operating table, several fragments of bone removed, and the injuries dress ed. He slowly regained conscious ness and his condition is reported as being very encouraging, whichis con sidered remarkable in the face of the circumstances. He had been to Hotchkiss with a load of exhibits for the Garnet Mesa Community Clube display. The body of the truck was wrecked but aside from one broken wheel the engine and other parts are in very good shape. TAKING OVER PROPERTY OF CANNING COMPANY Millard Fairlamb, attorney, and Herbert Chase. Receiver for the Colo rado Packing corporation, left Mon day for Canon City on matters in connection with the foreclosing of the mortgages against that corporation, covering the properties at both Canon City and Delta. CHURCH DECLINED TO ACCEPT THEIR PASTOR’S RESIGNATION The proportion of releasing Rev. A. B. Parry, Paror of the Baptist church of this city, was presented to the con gregation Sunday morning, but was not accepted. When put to a vote, the congregation with one exception voted not to accept the resignation- Mr. Parry deeply appreciates the loyalty on the part of those who ask ed him to remain, but owing to the state of his health he feels that he should have several months rest, and will probably go away for a time at least His plans have not been de finitely arranged. COUNTY FUNDS IN ABOUT NORMAL CONDITION THIS YEAR Despite the continued harp about hard times, the condition of Delta county’s treasury remains in very good condition, according to figures Just obtained from the County Treas urer’s office. In 1919. the amount collected from January 1, to September 1, was $284,- 084.98. In 1920, the amount, including school, road and county funds, to taled $333,012-51. In 1921, these funds amounted to $409,170.23: in 1922, $421,116.78. and in 1923. $419,926.71. Of this there is $172,000 of county revenue, still to be collected. BALLOTS COUNTED AND CERTIFIED BY COMMISSIONERS The Commissioners of the City of Delta met Tuesday morning at 9:00 o’clock as a canvassing board, the official count was made of the ballots at Monday’s election, and certificates were made in regular legal form. An ordinance was read establishing one additional voting precinct, and if passed will organize the city into two voting precincts. No. 1 lying east of Main street, and No. 2 west. A contract waa let to John McCarty for hauling dirt for the new park now being made at the Rio Grande station. The city is co-operating with the rail road company. Mayor Penley acting as General Chairman of Civic Organ ization of the city. THOSE IN CHARGE OF TRAINS GROWING CARELESS Sunday evening at about 7:30 o’clock a freight train drawn by Engine No. 703 pulled into Delta and after pulling two cars across the road the engine was disconnected and pulled apart about another car length leaving the crossing Just below the passenger depot blocked. Investigation disclosed that the fire man was shaking down his fire and that they were “going to ’pull out’ pretty soon.” In the meantime for at least ten minutes traffic was blocked and some twenty automobiles were held up. There was no access to other crossings and there was nothing to do but wait. Such practices as this should be called to the attention of the proper authorities and might aid materially in eliminating unnecessary delays up on the part of the public. PRICE FIVE CENTS. AMENDMENTS TO CITY CHARTER CARRIED AT MONDAY ELECTION What is said to be the heaviest registration in the history of the city of Delta closed Saturday evening when 1290 names were placed on the city registration books. There was a spirited contest be tween one faction contending for the amendments and another faction op posing them. 795 persons cast their ballets and all three proposltiuuw carried by safe majorities. On Amendment No. 1, being a prop osition to amend the Charter of the City of Delta to avoid the necessity of an election in local district improve ments, 470 voted “Yesf’ and 314 “No.” On the proposed Section B of the same amendment to amend the Chart er of the City of Delta, to permit the voting of general obligation bonds at a general or special election, 466 voted “Yes" and 310 “No.” Amendment No. 2, proposing to amend the <7ity Charter to extend the contractural powers of the city council in the matter of local improvements, 466 voted “Yes” and 320 “No.” REV. PIMLOTT RETURNED TO DELTA FOR ANOTHER YEAR There were very few changes in the pastorates of the Western Slope towns at the Methodist conference which Just closed at Boulder. Rev. J. H. Ketchum of Montrose, was assigned to Rocky Ford, and Rev. W. L. Bodkin, late from Sail da to Montrose. Other appointments on the western slope In this vicinity are: J. R- Tre pan za, Austin; Rev. McDermott, Ce daredge; Rev. J. L. Ford. Crawford; Rev. R. H. Forrester, Grand Junction; Rev. J. H. Stewart, Hotchkiss; Rev. H. V. Wilhelm. Olathe; Rev. Paul A Shields, Lazear; Rev. Ivor G. Hynd man, Paonla. J. EL Chalmers of this city waa elected one of the five lay delegates to general conference to be held next May. CREDIT ASSOCIATION TO ORGANIZE MONDAY NIGHT A credit association for Delta Couu iy retail men. professional men and bankers will be formed Monday eve ning next under the direction of C. O. Stilee manager of the Pueblo Credit Association. The organization meeting will be preceded by a ban quet at which all Interested will be present. Mr. Stiles is an expert in these matters and will be of great as sistance in forming a good working plan for handling credits. The banquet and meeting are being arranged by the committee of which W. J. Hollands is chairman. The association will Include the en tire county and will be linked up with the national credit association. Mr. Stiles will be in Grand Junction the following evening to organize a similar association there. DENVER BOOSTERS WELCOMED HEARTILY BY DELTA PEOPLE The special train carrying the 75 Denver Boosters, members of the Denver Commercial club, reached Del ta at 11:30 Saturday morning, and announced their arrival vy a con tinued blast from the engine whistle which lasted several minutes. A large delegation of Delta business men. headed by the Blackburn Boy band, met them and escorted them to the business part of the city. The windows of the various stores had been attractively arranged and carried welcome cards in profusion. A specially fine display had been arranged in the building just vacated by the Colorado State bank. This display in cluded a number of fine fruits and flowers artistically arranged, which were the products of the L. L. Haines and E. F. Hubbard ranches in the Aus tin district; a display of Holly sugar as well as fruits and Jellies which had been preserved with Holly sugar; flour from the Delta flour mills, butter from the Delta creamery; cheese from the Lazear cheese factory; pumpkin and potato flour from the Farmers Milling & Produce company. There was also a quantity of bread and angel food cake from the Star Bakery and pumpkin pies made from the Delta pumpkin meal which the visitors put away without restraint. The various business men dispensed freely souvenirs advertising their par ticular line of business, some of which are of considerable value. The special carried it own diner and most of the men had their lunch there after which they spent some time in the court yard while their band and some entertainers furnished music. The band came over on Main street and played a number of musical se lections while the visitors called upon the merchants of the olty. The train left at 3.00 o’clock for Denver. They had been ont for just a week and Delta was the last oftty on their trip.