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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.
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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.
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’ 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
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
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
So many gods, so many creeds,
So many paths that wind and
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Real Estate Transfers.
Warranty deeds recorded during
week ending Juna 29, I!KW, furnished
by the Delta County Alwtruet com
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
I*. Peace to F. W. Smith,2 lots South
T. E. Wood to J. A. Fllencr, 2 lots
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,
T. E. Wood to Sallle I). Collins, I
lots Crawford, $l5O.
John Reed to Sallle 11. Collins, 3 lots
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
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.
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
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
It is a splendidly illustrated
pamphlet descriptive of the pre
historic cliff and cave dwellings
of Colorado, Utah and New
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
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
Lida D. Davis.
Henry C. Davis,
May E. Hawkins,
Lulu B. Hawkins.
For Sale at Once.
1 span 1,350 pound gray team 4
and 6 years old; 1 span 1,230 and
1,300 pound gray team, 5 and 6
years old; two 6 and 9 year old
saddle horses, 1,100 pounds; one
2 year old fillie. Wagons, harness,
buggies and other implements.
W. T. Mayes.
runs lighter than any
lasts longer than any
is more beautiful than
has less vibration
than any other.
is easier to operate
than any other.
k is* FREE
makes a more perfect
stitch than any other.
is the hast of all com
bined in one.
FREE SEWING MACHINE GO.
CHICAGO it ILLINOIS
FOR SALE UY
INDEPENDENT FURNITURE CO.
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