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C. T. RAVALT, Publisher. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. Subscription Rates $2.00 Per Year. Entered at the postofflee in Paonla for transmission through the muils os second elans matter. - —- The vigor displayed by Mr. Taft in trying to fulfill campaign pledges for a revision of the tariff is beautiful to see. His "masterly inactivity" puts in the shade the performances of the famous mili tary leader that caused the coin age of the term. A Press dispatch tells the story that a New York clergyman has caused to be arrested and placed under bonds to keep the peace, an attractive young woman who persisted in hugging and kissing him. We’ve heard some pretty tall fish stories, but we’ll have to be shown this time. We dare any attractive young female to try any such high jinks with us. Now that Mark Woodruff is 'back, if something is not done at ionce in regard to the land frauds |we have been told about for two jor three years past, the conclu jsion that somebody has lied will jbe inevitable. If there were j frauds, put Woodruff on the grid jiron. If the statute of limitations Jhas run in his favor he will invoke jit in case he is guilty, but will tell jail he knows if he is guiltless. | Put it up to him. > — ~ j An enthusiastic, not to say •veracious, banker, of the "savings” •variety, states that every man •woman and child in the United -States annually deposits sllß in savings banks. That is important ;it true. Our deposits must have ‘.been made by proxy as we haven't 'the bank book to show for our •‘money. Perhaps J. P. Morgan or jßockefeller may have acted as iour proxy. Just now we could tusc our deposit in our business. IB ' ~ ’ A Kansas man has become an ‘enthusiastic irrigator. He has ‘land in eastern Colorado and jwestern Kansas. He proposes to 'sink a two inch well on each .quarter section and install pumps *to irrigate the land. Good idea, .very good. He is evidently seek ling experience. The project of .irrigating 160 acres of arid land ‘.from a two inch bore will afford Ithe experience all right. After dwells and pumps are installed, he 'proposes to sell the lands at 450 to SIOO per acre. Another ngood idea. It will disseminate Evaluable experience among the . otenderfeet who buy the lands. .In many places of that region it uis only 200 to 300 feet down to ‘water, so the project is evidently ‘•alluring What's the matter with idry farming anyhow? •< Of course nobody with the feir "of the interests before his eyes twill confess to infection by the ■■“ silver craze" but all the same >such men as James J. Hill see and shave the eourage to say that our ?prestige as a commercial country •ican be maintained only by a re irturn to bimetallism. "The crime iof "73” has been ridiculed off the People who were vocifer ous a few years ago for free coin 'age of silver now deny the soft •impeachment that they were "sil ver cranks.” They have been vridiculed out of countenance, yet «the wisest financiers see the >k]ay coming when that "crime "must be undone to save the ■commerce of this country in the 'orient. The whirligig of time many strange trans formations. it 04 A sugar factory will take a ton of beets worth five dollars and in twenty-four hours get thirteen fifty for it. This is making money hand over fist, faster than a United States mint can turn it out and yet these genteel thieves in, purple and fine linen are storm ing the bastion at Washington for a higher duty on refined sugar. Denver Field and Farm. That Hotchkiss young man who was fooled while "spasmdo icatly squeezing" his best girl's hand, by the “infant terrible” sub stituting his own fist as squeczee, must have been doing his stunt with his mittens on. Have heard that cited as the height of folly, on a par with winking at a girl in the dark. Joe Lawless, of the Lamar Sparks believes that the demo cratic party can claim absolute in destructibility if it can survive the protective tariff vote of the fifteen congressman from the south. We largely agree with Joe in his con clusion. —Grand Junction Senti nel. So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind Is all the sad world needs. —Ella Wheeler Wilcox. It is the opinion of Attorney General Barnett that the last leg islature, in trying to provide for a fishing license tee of sl, used so much verbiage that no license is provided for at all. That suits us. Evidently Mr. Roosevelt has put a gag on the press represen tatives. Even he began to doubt the stories of his prowess as a "faunal naturalist,” which filled the papers for a while. Don’t mention the heat, just read the thermometor records in eastern cities and be happy. Cures Blight. O. P\ Brand, the man who in vented the Star apple, claims to have discovered a wash that will cure twig blight in apple and pear trees. His formula is unslackcd lime, one peck: flour of sulphur, four pounds and crude carbolic acid, two ounces. Put the lime into the bottom of a fifty-gallon barrel, pour the sulphur into it, slack the lime with hot water, when all is slacked add enough hot water to fill the barrel half full and stir thoroughly. Add the carbolic acid while stirring, stand ing on the windward side of the barrel so as not to breath the poisonous fumes and keep the barrel well covered with a gunny sack while stirring the mixture and after adding the acid. Use while hot. Apply with a broom or brush to the trunk and limbs as high up as can be reached from the ground. Certain elements are required to keep the tree in a healthy condition during a period when atmospheric conditions are unusually favorable for the devel opment of the blight bacteria which is in June. Sometimes these seem to be lacking in the soil in the right proportions. Mr. Brand believes that the wash sup plies the necessary reinforcements or body building elements lacking in the soils and the heat by soft ening the bark enables the tree to appropriate and assimilate for its immediate use the food it needs to put and keep it in normal con dition and restore it to where it was before being attacked by blight.—Field and Farm. Ten acrea, all In cultivation, only one mile from town. Cheap. Bee C. C. Hawkish. AN OPEN LETTER. To Every Citizen of Delta County. The Delta County Business Men's Association is preparing to enter upon a campaign to secure 5,000 new settlers for Delta county within the next year, and this letter is written to secure your help for the booster move memt. It’s not so much financial aid that is requested —although no subscriptions will be refused — as it is the co-operation of every person living in Delta county. Only in this way can we secure the best results. There are a great many million of people in the United States who do not know that Delta county is on the map. Many others think that it is a tributary of the Grand valley or a suburb of Montrose, and that the latter place receives all the benefit of the opening of the Gunnison tunnel. We don’t want to disparage the two places named in the slightest degree. They are splendid in their possibilities and the results already achieved. What we do want to do is to tell just as many people as we can that Delta county grows more and better fruit than any other county in Colorado; that we need more setlers to develop the coun try and that opportunities are plentiful; that the Western slope is the greatest section of Colo rado, and that Delta county is the crown jewel in the Western slope diadem. What would an increase in population mean to you? It would mean just this: Ivvery person who comes to Delta county to live increases the value of your property or represent an increase in your business. You might not notice it with one new settler but you would when a hundred lo cated near you. and when you reach the thousand mark the change would be material We want new railroads. As our population increases so does the output of our farms. The traffic will become so valuable lhat other railroads will bid for it and build the neceesary exten tions to get their share and hence a lower taxation with more pub lic improvements We would have better roads and benefit in a hundred different ways. You, as a Delta county booster, can help bring this about. II you live here you will do it any way. But help us to advertise its won ders. If you have a visitor from another section of the country write a note to the Business Men's Association, give us the name and address and tell us what your vis itor thinks of the country. We will see that articles are sent to the papers in the city or town your visitor hails front which will give Delta county a good, sub stantial boost, and at the same time be of especial interests com ,ing from a fellow townsman. If you have an unusually fine crop, a big apple or peach, or anything out of the ordinary tell us about it, and we will see that as news it does its share toward increasing the growth of the country. All this will cost you nothing, unless it is the price of a stamp, or the few minutes required to call us up on the telephone, or visit our headquarters. One point must be clearly and emphatically stated. This booster movement and campaign of pub licity is not for the benefit of any section or any class of men in Delta county. Every locality, every town and every citizen is entitled to and will receive a share of the benefits. With half a dozen small communities work ing along different lines in a small way, little can be accomplished. With these communities banded together and working as a county for. a common cause, the results will be remarkable. We want you to help to boost. The Delta County Business Men's Association. Sprays Orchard with Safe Brash Tea. A farmer on the sage brush plains of Washington believes he has made a great discovery which will be of much advantage to the orchard growers in his vicinity and elsewhere. He has tried sage brush tea as a spray to kill the vermin on his trees, and it has done the work just as well and thoroughly as though the sulphur lime wash had been used. He had previously observed that none of the the fruit-tree pests were to be found on the sage brush in his vicinity. Further experiments will be continued along this line, and if success at tends it, the farmer may find he has gained a reputation of which an argicultural college professor would be proud.—Lakeview, Ore gon, Examiner. Real Estate Transfers. Warranty deeds recorded during week ending Juna 29, I!KW, furnished by the Delta County Alwtruet com pany: C. M. and K. L. lllatt to Allen Attr- Ix-ry, 20 acres Rogers mesa, SII,OOO. J. H. Fowler to B. J. Baird, 1-2 int. 20 acres Arkansas inesa, sl. H. J. Unlril to M. A. Caroery, 20acres Arkansas mesa, $7,000. K. .T. Chinn to North Fork Fruit Growers Association. 1 2 acre An way mesa, sl7io. 11. W. Gingrich to 11. 11. Ayer, 2 lots Crawford, SI,OOO. I*. Peace to F. W. Smith,2 lots South Delta, s'X>. T. E. Wood to J. A. Fllencr, 2 lots Crawford, s7."'. F. Feyeu and J. O. Mosmnn to A. f. While, 1 lot Appleton sl. C. C. Hawkins to Charles Cownu, Sr. tract near Paonla. $«2T>. O. G. nnd If. A. Goddard to Edwin S. llurkhard. 20 acres Rogers inesa, $1,400. T. E. Wood to Sallle I). Collins, I lots Crawford, $l5O. John Reed to Sallle 11. Collins, 3 lots Crawford, sl. Fred It. Foster to Sallle D. Collins, 2 lots Crawford, sl. Geo. 11. Duke to Susie R. Smith. 1 lot Hotchkiss, SIOO. F. C. Reed to Arthur DeF. Armstrong 10 acres Paonla. $7,000. Red Spruce for Flumes. We have just received a car load of red spruce lumber suitable for building flumes Nothing bet ter can be bought. Giiison-Castkll Lumber Co Gasoline Engine Repairing is still a guaranteed speciality with the Reliance Ma chine Works. Telephone in your trouble and 1 will come out. FOR SALE:—Twenty acres choice fruit Innd near Klhcrtu, under fence; ten acres orchard twenty Inches of perpetual water; $7,000 on easy terms. Now Ist lie time to take advantage of low prices as prices will double with the next crop. I. D. McFaoukn. Paonia Brick & Paving Co. LUCCO & NOE Props. Manufacturers of Brick and Artificial Stone. CONTRACTORS For all kinds of Brick and Cement Work All Work Guaranteed FRED W. LUCCO, Mgr. PAONIA, COLORADO P. O. BOX 452 A New Book on the Prehistorical Ruins of America. A valuable contribution to the li'erature on the subject of Arch aeology has just been issued by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. The title of the publication is the “Ancient Ruins of the Southwest” the text by Dr. Edgar L. Hewett, Director of American Archmology for the Archeological Institute of America. It is a splendidly illustrated pamphlet descriptive of the pre historic cliff and cave dwellings of Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. The book is exceedingly artis tic, well printed on an excellent quality of paper and has the ap pearance of a publication intended for the trade rather than for free circulation. It is quite unusual for a railroad company to put out matter of this character which is so free from every appearance of advertising. Card of Thanks. We desire to express our thank fulness to the Comrades. Corps, Lodges, and friends who showed their kindness to us in so many ways during the sickness and at the death of our beloved husband and father. Lida D. Davis. Henry C. Davis, May E. Hawkins, Lulu B. Hawkins. 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