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'own Officials 'J */or Mathews Kaeorde. i Hill Treasurer II. Ilill Mlectriclau iv'. II. Jewell llar»*hHl, J. H. Ilill Water Commissioner. .J. H. Hill Trustees, C. C. Hawkins, .1. B. Miller, II. E. Wrtborn and Clarence Nelson County Oficials Clerk and Recorder, H. K. Glblm. Ttbasurer. N. J. Bradley flMftff, I. H. Williams AMiaaor, H. L. Cockreham JMfee, C. H. S'ewart Mill, bf Schools. Mildred Anderson fwyeybr. Geo. C. Vickery OoYoner, Dr. C. H. Burgln Attorney. George Stephens Commissioner 3rd Dlst., A. L. Rolierts Commissioner 2nd Dlst., W. E. Steele Commissioner 1st Dlst., Geo. Wilson State Officiab Governor, Hon. John F. Shnfroth State Supt. of Public Instruction, Katherine M. Cook State Legislators Senator, Hon. Horace T. He Lons: Representative. Dr. J. A. Whiting, Eekert Churches CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH—Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a. in. Christian Endeavor 6:80 p. m. Evening ser vice 7:80 p. in. Prayer meeting Wednesday 7:80 ii. m. Teachers training class 7:80 p. m. Thursday at the parsonage. Junior Choir at the parsonage Friday 7:80 p. m. Senior Cholrat the parsonage Saturday 7:80 p . m. Eiuknk H. Robinson Pastor. M. E. CHURCH—Preaching on Sunday nt 11:00 a. m. ami 7:80 p. in. Class meeting at close of morning service. Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. Junior League at 8:00 p. m. Ep worth League at 0:80 p. ni. Prayer meet ing Wednesday at 7:80 p. m. Chorus prac tice Friday at 7:80 A cordial invitation and bearty welcome to all J. Q. Verm ii. lion, Pastor. CHRISTIAN CHURCH—Every Lord's Day Sunday school 10:00 n. m. Preaching ser vice* 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. C. E. Prayer Meeting Ouw n. m. Mid week Prayer meet teg every Wednesday 7:80 p. m. C. G. Stout. Pnetor. MERLE D. VINCENT, ATTORNEY AT LAW. loans. Paoma, — — — Coi.oiiauo FRED N. DICKERSON ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Office 324 Main DELTA. COLO. Tibet Examined Conveyancing Done GEO. O. BLAKE LAWYER Paonla, Colorado J. Hunt, j* SURVEYOR j* Co-op. Phono lO-K P AON I A. COLO. I. D. McFADDEN, attorney an£> Counselor at . Xaw>. 3 Will practice In State and Federnl Court# PAONIA. COLO. JOHN F. ALLEN, M. D. OFFlCE-KENNEDY BLOG CO-OP PHONE 43 tlnsiiredl I Just Think of It? t Thb Fate Sewing Machine ia m- t aured for five yeara againet accident breakage, wear, fire, tornado, light- ! ning and water. This shows our \ faith in | Tab* FREE Sewing Machine i | T tbla means I !» L Of you break the whole machine f | ©r »< belt, or attachmeni. etc.) i i J Its y j without charge. Send foi “In the Day’s Work” FRtK oi • 1 <t.. Ciiicago, III. ! DU SALE BY INDbPkNDENT FURNITURE CO. DELTA COUNTY NEWS Scissored From Her Lively Papers DELTA DOINGS From the Delta County Tribune Myrtle Thornbnrg, who spent sev eral months here with her sister, Mrs. W. A. Moore, left on Monday to return to her home at Farmland, Ind. Mrs. J. B. Killian and daughter, Janie May, w’ho spent the winter In California, returned to their home here Sunday, Mr. Killian having met them at Grand Junction. One night last week some one in the high school left the water faucets in the laboratory open and the next morning the place was flooded and considerable damage was the result. John C. Watts, manager of the Austin canning factory, was in town Saturday. He says that prepara tions are being made at the plantfor a large increase In business this season. A line daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Stickel of Houbideau, Monday, March 28th. Easter Sunday a new boy was ad mitted to the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Gillet, w’ho reside near Austin. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snyder, of Garnet mesa, are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine boy, born Wednes day, March 23d. I. M. McMurray. administrator of the estate of O. T. Staodlsh, deceased, last Saturday sold an 80-acre tract of the estate in North Delta under the new canal for $6.G00, to E. It. Standlsh. The Stewart Realty Co., of Cedar edge, sold C. H. Dillon’s 20 acres 1% miles northeast of Cedaredge to E. F. A they, of Greeley last week. Mr. Athey will Improve his new property at oi.ee. He says the Cedaredge country certainly has a great future. Price $3,000. Elam Jones, of I>* Grande, Ore . left for his home Monduy after a short visit here with his nephew, Roy L. Emry, of the Einry Mercan tile company. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fletcher and Mrs. Wlnton came up from Grand Junction Monday and appeared In the county court for the purpose of havlug the will of the late J. J. Win ton probated. The w.ill leaves every thing to the widow. The realty holdings were placed at $1.7»,000, The Austln-Cedar mesa road has been graded as far as Stanton mesa from Austin and as soon as packed down a splendid driveway. The stockholders of the Grand View Ditch Co. last Saturday voted i upon the proposition to organize an Irrlgatlon’dlstrict and the result was unanimous In Its favor. Carey B. Adams arrived • Sunday from Leadvllle to look up a location for his father’s family. He started to Montrose hut afterspendlnga day looking over Delta county he con concluded that this was good enough without going farther, so notified hls father by wire to change the hill of lading on hls car of household goods to Delta. Mrs J. E. Will finery died at the home of her so.i, Ralph, at Read,yes terday after an Illness of several ! weeks. She was about IT* years of age. Site leaves an aged husband, a daughter, Mrs. Emerson Seeley, and two sons, Webster S , of Lake City, and Ralph V. of Read, to mourn her loss. The Co-ojteratlve telephone com pany last week built a mile of new line out on Garnet mesa, ruunlng as far south as the Ruby Neff place. The company anticipates a number of new subscribers In that neighbor hood. J. B. Kramer, the North Delta straw l»crry grower. reports Ills vines In fine condition having come through the winter In tine shape. The building committee of the Methodist church Is advertising for bids for the removal of the o!d church and parsonage preparatory to erecting a handsome new edifice. J. It. Rhiuiemus began the brick work upon bis new residence in the Hillman addition yesterday and will soon have the walls undercover. From ilu* Dtlta Independent Will Wood, of I’aonln, drove dow n to Delta the first of the week, return ing Thursday. Delta count}' breeds and raises much fine poultry, of all the favorite strains. In no section of the world can better poultry be found than * here In Delta county. } The Surface Creek road up from ’ Delta, is a string of motor cars of a Sunday afternoon, and being much ' used for buggies also, It lias become 1 a very active thoroughfare. * Miss lva Kerns, who has been spending the past several months in Delta, returned Wednesday to her 1 home In Paonla. Miss Margaret * Little accompanied her home. The Paonla high school gave their play, “Our Jim” at Olathe Wednes day night to a large and pleased ‘ audience, .Much-praise Is given the 1 cast for their good acting. The laying of water mains Is nearly completed and the city’s new 1 reservoir will also soon l>ecompleted and In commission. G. E. Morris was down from Ce -1 daredge Wednesday. He says Cedar edge and Surface Creek are all right, but that, everybody knows. Mr. Verback, of the Paonla Booster, and one of the solid news paper men of the Western Slope, was a Delta visitor Tuesday. He says the outlook about Paonla Is fine and nothing so far damaged. Many visitors came In to see the new type setting and casting ma chine at the Independent office. Each visitor, when the operator Is not too busy, is presented with Ills or her name on a newly cast slug, warm from the machine, as a souvenir. If ! the oj>erntor forgets it. remind him. One degree Ih*low freezing was the coldest reported up to Tuesday In the North Fork and up|H*r Surface 1 Creek sections, and, Itclng so dry. It was not regarded as cold enough to hurt any sort of fruit, not even the apricots which were in full bloom. Surface (’reek has a husky base ball team, one which bids fair to make ahy of the county teams sit up and take notice this season. We I have seen them on the diamond and they put up good play. The boys have nice uniforms, too, and present f a fine appearance. Most of the ls«et ground Is ready for seeding. An early season menus a long one, and therefore a lietter, one for a big Iteet yield. While the Delta country last year had a flue beet crop, the vleld running from lf» up to 40 tons per acre the crop in tlie 1 northern part of the state was light, < averaging 10 to 12 tons |ier acre, and the shortness of tls* season Is said to ha\'e l**en the cause. Because of that shortage, however, the acreage of lieets contracted for this year on the north side of the state Is said to Im* considerably less than formerly. From the Delta Comity Democrat Adolph Pelz was down from Ce dnredge Sunday visiting Ills .>ld friend* In the city. Mrs. Roy Bo well was called to Sa- Hdu Sunday by the sudden Illness of her mother. George Bruce, of the Western Slope Realty Co., returned to the city Sat ! unlay morning, after an absence of several weeks to Kansas City and other eastern points. Prof. R. S. derrick went to Grand Junction Sunday afternoon, to assist Prof. Weldon for a few days with | some spraying and other liortlcul-| ture work. He returned Tuesday j in ornlng. The District Bar Association which . was to have been held March 28th! has been postponed until the 23d of May on account of the postpone ment of the session of the District court. A nutnlier of the rooms In the High school building arc undergoing a severe house cleaning this week. Painters and decorators are at work and without a doubt the results will; lie pleasing to the youngsters when they resume their work next week. H. M. Scuiumell, student from the Fort Collins School of Agriculture, Is now assisting Prof. Herrick of this place In horticulture Investigations. He returned from Hotchkiss Tues day morning where In* has been en gaged the past two days. Henry O’Bryan is In Olathe tills week helping the Gibson Lumber Co. ! get their yard hi shape at that point. The Gibson Co. now has yards In al most every Important town on the Western Slope, reaching as far as Durango. W. Porter Nelson, of Hotchkiss, passed through the city the first of the week on hls wuy to Denver. He is interested In a ditch enterprise near Hotchkiss and will be absent several days. Foundations for three new brick houses, are already up on Howard street facing Garnet mesa, and when finished will be entirely modern throughout. Grand and Howard streets, from Fifth street south, are building up rapidly and that section promises to be one of the cleanest and most up-to.date parts of town. The white brick which Is l>elng used gives a * most pleasing appearance and speaks well for the Delta brick plant. HOTCHKISS HAPPENINGS From the Hotchkiss Herald W. J. Reid, of Crawford, was vis-1 iting friends in Hotchkiss the first of the week. i I). E. Stephens, of. Paonla,* was a vlsltorjlast Sunday. TomLßoblnson returned Monday night from Californ 1 aXwhere he has been for the past two months. A. E. Buseo informs us that he has purchased the store at Lazear, for merly the Lazear Supply Co. Reports from Mrs. Will Reynolds state that she Is Improving very rapidly and able to get around a little. Dr. J. J. Williams returned Mod day night from Pueblo where he has ljeen for tlie past three months tak ing treatment for rheumatism. The Hotchkiss Fruit Co. has been delivering some new spraying oiituts this week which are the latest made. From the looks of them they will Is* much more convenient to use. \\ . L. Savage and wife returned last evening from their trip to Call fornln. J. Mcßav, of Coforado Springs, has been here several days this week looking over the country with a \ lew of buying a home. He Is stglit soeiiig around Paonla today. Mrs. M. M. Brokaw returned from Denver last evening where she has l**»n with Mr. Brokaw for the past two weeks. “Brok” is still a sick man but Is Improving. Oliver Davis, a boy 12 years old and a resident of Hotchkiss, was on Wed nead ay sentenced by Judge Stewart of tbe Juvenile court, to serve an Indefinite js*riod at tbe state reformatory at Golden. Tlie concrete foundations for tie new scoool house and the new drug store building are moving along nicely. T«slay will wee tin* drug store foundation finished and the bricklaying will ts-glu next w«-ek Brick work will Iteglu on 11. G. Poe’* new residence next week also F W. Gibbs, formerly manager of the Lazear Supply Co., left rather suddenly last week owing to some difficulty he hud with tbe |ieoplc of Rogers mesa over an article written and published In tbe Kansas City Packer. The article In question Is considered a “knock” ou the Rogers mesa people and was not received very favorably. OlblM Is now In Hadlock, Wash., where he states Colonist Rates to Ca lif orn ia _»slih«_lNo rt hwe st FROM On Sale March lit j-q . . To April 15. *OlO s™ k, Colorado Spring, Lo. A,hlm t. „ s. n d*,o Cmoon Ctty s» n .low Leadvllle (h A P Sent, B„b.„ Glen wood Spring, . A fl L Seceemenlo T /n Fre.no Grand Junction f ll Pori Ird Gunnison Hi W r«*. Montrose S.«m. A dully line of Plllltniin toiirlHt earn will lenve Denver Via tile Denver & Rio Grande Itunnlng through in Sun Krnncleco and I.oh Angeles without change For Information n-gn riling Train Service, Pullman Meuervutlnn*. etc. cull ou THE RIO GRANDE AGENT S. K. HOOPER, G. P. & T. A., Denver, Colo. - that be Ih working. We have not i ! read the article, but from Informa -9 tion given us by one of the Rogers mesa ranchmen. It was a “knock” on the Fruit Growers’ association, and f advertising fruit buyers to come into » the country and buy direct from the » grower. t From the North Fork Time* E. B. Wicks, the Pueblo foundry- I man, Is here tills week looking after I hls real estate, of which he owns i quite a little. 1 Ted Murray accompanied the re • mains of his mother to Beulah, Colo i rado, Saturday, where they will be interred. It. E. Love returned yesterday * from his old home In Madison. He is I not feeling so well as whan he left ; here. j Rev. Beadles and wife left Tuesday ! morning after three weeks here, dur ! Ing which time Rev. Beedles con- I ducted a very successful series of ■ j meetings at the M. E. church, which f resulted In the addition of some twenty-five new’ members In the chuitli. Randolph Williamson and family, of Paonla, have moved to Cortez, i Montezuma county, where they will make their future home. We have ( no knowledge of who the successor of Mr. Williamson will Is? as U. S. Commissioner. Tbe Times wishes Mr. Williamson and family success In their*new home. Klfngcnsmlth and Teeslluk sold , the Fred Foster ranch south of Crawford to a Mr. Dlnsmore of !ioo<l River, Oregon, this week. Theiv are 213 acres In the place and the price j paid was SIO,OOO. i A. S. Exter, of Retllamla mesa, | was transacting business In town Tuesday of this week. Mr. Exter uml son are on the ranch and the rest of the fainil.v are in Delta at tending school. Alex Mcls‘od. was down from j Crawford this week looking for a location /is lie ex|s*cts to move her** by the first «»f July.lie has about re covered from Ids recent illness al though rather thin yet. A. G. R/sp. «*f Paonla, is delivering a carload of tnes this week from the Davis Co. nurseries In Utah. The lns|s*ctors state they are very fins trees and are free from disease. Tbe car lot Is valued at over s**,ooo, Other Fish in the Sea A teacher in one ot our elemen tary school* hpd noticed a *tnkmg platonic fr«cnd*hip that existed between Tommy and I t le Mary, 1 two of her pupil*. Tommy was a bright enough youngster, but he wasn't deposed to prosecute his studies with much energy, and his teacher saw that unless he stirred hmmlt before the end of the year he wouldn't be tiromoted. “You must study harder,” she told him, “or else you won't pass. How w iiid you like to stay back in this class .«n *ihrf ) car ai d have little Mary go ahead of you'” * Aw,” s«id Tommy, *1 guess there’ll t»c other little Marys ” Tit-Bits.