'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
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
Governor, Hon. John F. Shnfroth
State Supt. of Public Instruction,
Katherine M. Cook
Senator, Hon. Horace T. He Lons:
Representative. Dr. J. A. Whiting, Eekert
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.
Paoma, — — — Coi.oiiauo
FRED N. DICKERSON
Office 324 Main DELTA. COLO.
Tibet Examined Conveyancing Done
GEO. O. BLAKE
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#
JOHN F. ALLEN, M. D.
CO-OP PHONE 43
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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 \
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Sewing Machine i
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Send foi “In the Day’s Work”
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DU SALE BY
INDbPkNDENT FURNITURE CO.
DELTA COUNTY NEWS
Scissored From Her Lively Papers
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
From the Hotchkiss Herald
W. J. Reid, of Crawford, was vis-1
iting friends in Hotchkiss the first of
I). E. Stephens, of. Paonla,* was a
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
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
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«*.
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
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
It. E. Love returned yesterday
* from his old home In Madison. He is
I not feeling so well as whan he left
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
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
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
“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 ”
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