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Our Mountain and Plain House Colors are Q Pure Linseed Oil Paints, and are made from the K most lasting pigments. x When used according to our Directions, If Not 1 Found Satisfactory, we will Repaint the Building B at our own Expense. P This guarantee is given by the McPhee & Me- B Ginnity Co. to all users of Mountain and Plain paint. £ FOR SALE BY— i THE INDEPENDENT LUMBER CO. £ LOCAL ITEMS. Charles Oliver went to Denver last Sunday morning on business. Brazing of all kinds is a speci ality at the Reliance Machine Works. Wanted—A housekeeper. In buire care Mack’s ranch Tele phone Black 82- R J New Stock Gould Spray pumps just arrived at Nelson Bros Fruit Co. A first class Sterling bicycle just rebuilt and enamled, for $lO at The Reliance Machine Works. E. S. Gould was over from Aspen last Saturday looking after his interests in this part of the country. The Reliance Machine Works has a first class metal lathe and is prepared to handle any thing in the shape of lathe work. The stock of Photographic good* carried at Welbom’a is fresh and will give you su perior pictures. It is now a settled fact that Al ton Packard, the greatest living Cartoonist, will be in Paonia.Junc 22. lie will appear at stated time in the Christian church. Tickets will be sold at fifty cents, you will find them at either Drug Store about June first, buy early as the house will be crowded. Miss Sarah F. Wolverton, the teacher of English in High school and Miss B. Margaret Woods, primary teacher, left on Saturday morning's train. Miss Wolverton will go to her home in Glcnwood Springs and Miss Woods to Omaha. Nebr. Miss Wolverton will not be with us next year but intends to go to Boston and enter Harvard University. This paper will follow her. THERE IS INO GUESSING When yon purchase an article in our store it is right. Our Guarantee makes it so. IT IS YOUR MONEY’S WORTH OR YOUR MONEY BACK Look at our bargain in men's hats, Choice $l. Clean up on odd shoes for men and women. Your price LL Sheeting, this week 6 1-2 cts. per yard. Men's suits from $4.00 up. SPECIAL THIS NEXT WEEK on boy's suits. A large line at prices never given before in Paonia WE ARE SELLERS OF RELIABLE MERCHANDISE The Busy Store you Hear so much about he Store where your Dollars go the Farthest WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO BUT SELL GOODS THE MILLER MERCANTLIE CO. Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Jurgens ar rived in Paonia last week and will reside here for four or five months. Although here in February when we were having our most severe winter weather they purchased a fruit ranch on German mesa from U. O. Anderson and were very agreeably surprised on this trip to find that they had made such a profitable investment. Mr. Jurgens is, and has been for a number of years manager of the Underhill Manufacturing Company, of Den ver, and hopes at some future time to make this his home the year ’round. At present they are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reinhart. We arc investing many thous ands of dollars in Paonia, Cedar and Lilylands. These properties are rapidly increasing in value. It you want to lend your money on the best of security at one per cent, per month or if you want an excellent investment see I. D. Mcl-adden, Paonia, Colo. Ladies do not forget that the Chapman bakery is the place to file your orders for Sunday pas try. Choice home cooking. Victor Read, of Vancouver Bridge, Wash., arrived in Paonia last Friday evening to spend sev eral months. Get your bread, doughnuts.; pies and cakes at the Chapman ! bakery. Just a little better than | the others. J. E. Warnock went to Hotch diss Monday for a week's stay in ! the interests of his business. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Miller drove to Hotchkiss Sunday to spend the day with relatives. Film and Plate Cameras at WELBORN’S. Get your Abstract ot Title from C. C. Hawkins. Whither Are We Tending. BY ETHEL KLATT. Before going Into the composition, I wish to ex plain fully the meaning of the title. Whither are we tending; that Is, Is Paonia going to be eastern or western In the future; will the eastern customs pre dominate over the western in this, a western town? The only way of knowing this Is by the Influences ot the east and the west. The people from the east bring In their customs and, with these, Influence the other people of the town. This is undoubtedly true lor It Is shown over nnd over again In history. For In stance, when the Greeks began to colonize In Italy and Sicily, they took their customs and civilization with them. They took their art —the most beautiful of all ages—lnto Italy. The principle reason for do ing this was their religion. They made beautiful sculptures of their gods and thus In spreading their religion they also took their art. Their literature and philosophy were also carried into Rome and so influenced the life of the Romans that in time they absorbed them until there ceased to be a real Latin civilization. A short time later Greece fell and If her civilization had not taken root In Rome we would never know of It today. In this way Greek culture, art and literature have come down to us. This Is one of the most remurk Able Instances shown In history In which the custom of oneclossof people are adopted by others. So In many cases the eastern ways are adopted but nevertheless a great many of the western customs still remain. We will first sum np the east ern Influences giving those which are the most notice able and effective. One of the graetest of the eastern influences Is the lack of saloons. The majority of western towns usually have a great many saloons. The mountain towns of which PaoDln Is one always have saloons. The eastern towns, for Instance, those In the New Kngland states, seldom It ever have saloons. The anti-saloon which Is accomplishing so much was be gan In the east. This 1b therefore one of the most remarkable eastern tendency. The modern Improvements of the day are all dis played In Paonia. Tlie common town o! the west nas not modern Improvements such ns the telephone, electric lights and antomohlles. One might wonder what I meant by the common western town. The typical western town is n mining camp or cow camp of abont one or two thonsand Inhabitants. The bouses are hardly more than “shacks'’ and the peo ple are often rough and uncultured. There are per hups a few who are of the more refined class bnt the majority are of the uncultured and are the predomi nant spirit of the town. There Is perhaps one school house In the town and sometimes lint not often, n church. If there Is n church only a lew people attend. The others look upon It with ridicule nnd contempt nnd do everything in their power to get It out of the town. By this description any one can see how Pn onla has advanced anil tieeome eastern, for all these Improvements are seen In the eastern towns nnd are brought here by eastern |>eople. In this thing I’aonlu Is certainly going to be eastern lor you will never see her Is-hlnd Inntndem Improvements. Another eastern Influence Is the small size of the orchards. In the western country the ranchee nre generally ot g>s>d size, usually one hundred and sixty acres or more. One cannot And a ranch, owned by line man. of that size in the country nround Paonia. The eastern people who nre used to small farms—for W. K. Shearer, of Crawford, was on our streets last Monday One new Reading Standard Roadster bicycle for sale cheap at The Reliance Machine Works. Misses Estella Burgess and Eli nor Stephens went to Delta Sat urday morning after a successful term of teaching in our schools. 11. L. Murray came in last Sat urday evening from Longmont and spent a few days looking over the country with our real es tate men. in the east all the farms are small—come to Paonll and take up land. Since they are used to the smal farms they do not buy more than twenty, or perhap! forty acres. The Intellectual life of the town Is certainly ad vanced by the eastern customs. Our two large schoo buildings were undoubtedly built because of easteri Influences. We also have one of the best up-to-dati courses of study. In these things we keep in toucl with the east, because they have the best schools aa( colleges. We learn of these by the people going eaa from here ami also by the magazines and books. The churches of Paonia are also caused by easteri customs. The majority of towns In the west can not boast of the number and size of churches that Paonia has. Our churches are strong and progressive l>ecause of the many eastern people In the town. The social life of Paonia Is also similar to that of the east. Our lecture courses, for Instance, are not usually found in the west. We have some of the begt speakers in the land here every winter, If the people did not care for these things we would not have them. It therefore shows an eastern tendency. The public library may well be classed as an eastern influence. Paonia keeps in touch with all the late books and papers. The public libraries are all seen in the east and although ours Is small It Is still growing because of the eastern tendencies. We will now turn for a time to the Influences of the west, those which are most noticeable and tell -on the life of the people. One of the customs of the western country, which still remains In Paonia Is the raising of cattle. The eastern people do not know the typical “cow puncher" of the west. Hay raising another western tendency, is carried on extensively In Paonia. The large hay and cattle ranches are characteristic of the west. Another thing which Is often seen In the west and hardly ever In the east Is the unoccupied country. There are many acres of land surrounding Paonia. which are unoccupied. Although many people are taking up claims It will he a long time t>efore there will be no land left vacant. Our Irrigation system is something not used or seen In the east. There they raise their crops by the aid of the rain, and depend wholly on providence. Here In the west where land Is almost desert and the rain fall Is so light the crops could not be raised with out Irrigation. This is a western influence which will remain as long as Paonia exists. The high wages paid the people In Paonia Is un doubtly a western custom. People who come out here from the east are astonished at the thought of paying a man two dollars and a half a day. The price of labor Is not likely to go down until the farm ers can no longer pay it, for the people In the west are not afraid to pay for what they get. The generosity nnd hospitality of the people might well be discussed here. *J*hese belong to the traits of the western people and are not lacking In l'aonln. Whenever a new comer arrives here he Is shown as good a time as p«»sslble. The generosity of the people is shown In the way they spend their money. They want the best of every thing no matter what It costs. In summing up the Influences of both the east and the west, I believe we will And the eastern Influences to lie the greater. Since so many eastern Influences have been established In this western town, I believe that more will be brought In, In the future. 5 J. H. HOBBS & SON. i Q Contarctors - and - Plasterers. 0 0 All kind* of Cement Contracts Solicited, and all Q Work Guaranteed. 0 9 Address at Postoffice. Paonia, Colorado.