Newspaper Page Text
MARKET QUOTATIONS DENVER MARKETS. Cattle. Beef steers, grain fed, good to choice 5.50® 6.50 Beef steers, grain fed, fair to good 4.75®5.50 Beef steers, pulp fed, good to choice 5.25®6.25 Beef steers, pulp fed, fair to good 4.50®5.25 Beef steers, hay fed, good to choice 5.25® 6.00 Beef steers, hay fed, fair to good 4.50® 5.25 Cows and heifers, grain fed, good to choice 4.75®5.50 Cows and heifers, grain fed, fair to good 4.00®4.75 Cows and heifers, pulp fed, good tjo choice 4.50® 5.40 Cows and heifers, pulp fed, fair to good 3.5004.40 Cows and heifers, hay fed, good to choice 4.50®5.25 Cows and heifers, hay fed, fair to good 3.50®4.40 Stock cows and heifers ... .3.00® 3.50 Canners and cutters 2.50® 3.25 Veal calves 6.00®9.00 Bulls 3.50® 4 75 Stags 4.0005.00 Feeders and Stockers, good to choice ! 4.7505.75 Feeders and Stocker*, fair to good 4.00® 4.75 Feeders and Stockers, com mon to fair 3.50 0 4.00 Hogs. Good hogs ... .6.50® C. 75 Sheep. Ewes 3.5004.00 Wethers 4.000 4.50 Yearlings (light) 4.7505.35 I«amt>* 6.000 5.75 Feeder lambs, f. p. r 4.50 0 5.6') Feeder yearling*, f. p. r 4.250 4.5) Feeder ewes, f. p. r 2.50 0 3.25 Grain. (F. O. B. Denver, carload price.) Wheat, choice milling, per UK) lb. 1.27 Rye, Colo., bulk. l(h» lb 1.15 Nebraska oats, sacked. . . .11 20® 1.23 Corn in sack .OH Corn chop, sacked .99 Bran, Colorado, per 100 lbs ....91-15 Hay. (Prices Paid by Denver Jobbers F. O. I» track Denver > Colorado upland, per ton $16.00017.00 Nebraska upland. j*er ton 13.00014.00 Second bottom. Colorado and Nebraska, per ton 10.00011.00 Timothy, per ton 14.50015.50 Alfalfa, iwr ton 10.5001100 South Park choice, per ton 16.00® 17.00 San Luis Valley, i>er ton 13-500 14.50 Gunnison Valley, per ton 14.0001600 Middle Park. i»er ton .... 14.00015.00 Straw, per ton 4.000 5.00 Oressco Poultry. Turkeys, fancy. D. P 20 021 Turkeys, choice 17 019 Turkey *, medium II 016 Hens, large 13 014 Hens, small 13 014 Ducks 15 016 Geese 15 016 Broilers, lb 20 022 Springs. Ib 17 Roosters 7 0 8 Live Poultry. Hens 12 Springs, lb 17 Roosters 6 0 7 Cox. young 9 010 Ducks 13 014 Turkeys, lb 17 019 Geese 12 013 Game. Prairie Chickens, dox 12.00 Ducks, Mallard 6.00 Ducks, Teal 4.00 Ducks. Mixed 3.00 0 3.50 Rabbits, Cottontail 1.5001.75 Rabbits, Jack, dox 1.0001.25 Butter. Elgin 25 Creameries, ex. East, lb. ..28 029 Creameries, ex. Colo., lb. . .28 029 Creameries, 2d grade, lb. .. 21 Process and renovated .... 21 Packing stock 14V* Egg,. Eggs, case count, case .... 4.70 MISCELLANEOUS MARKETS. Kansas City Live Stock. Kansns City—Cattle—Market steady to weak. Native steers, $5,500 6.60. Southern Steers. $4.7506.00; South ern cows and heifers, $3.2505.25; na tive cows and heifers, $3.0006.10; Stockers and feeders, $4.50 05.90; bulls, $4.0005.25; calves. $4.5007.50; Western steers. $4.7506.25; Western cows, $3.25®'5.25. Hogs—Market 5010 c lower. Bulk of Rales, $6.6006.70; heavy, $6,550 6 65; packers and butchers, $6.60® 6.70; lights, $6.66 0 6.75. Sheep—Market steady. Muttons, $4.0005.10; lambs, $5.5006.40; fed wethers and yearlings, $4.2505.75; fed Western ewes, $4.00®4.76. DAVID H. MOFFAT DIES IN EAST BANKER AND EMPIRE BUILDER PASSES AWAY VERY SUDDENLY. HEART FAILURE CAUSE LEAVES WEALTH ESTIMATED AT MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Denver. —David H. Moffat, president of the First National bank, of the Denver, Northwestern & Pacific rail way, the Denver Union Water Com pany and other institutions, first in the ranks of Colorado's empire build ers, died suddenly at the Hotel Bel mont. New York City, from heart fail ure, following an attack of la grippe. He was in his seventy-second year. DAVID H. MOFFAT. With Mr. Moffat at the time of his death was William G. Evans of this city, who has been the mainstay of Mr. Moffat In his railroad building and other enterprises for a number of years. They went to New York last December to close up certain deals connected with the Moffat road. The many enterprises with which the name of Mr. Moffat has been as sociated will go forward as if nothing had happened. He left his affairs in excellent shape. For several years Mr. Moffat has not taken an active part In business; he left that to oth ers. Thus. In the Moffat railroad matters Mr. Evans has had charge; in the banking business, Fred G. Moffat and Thomas Keely have relieved Mr. Moffat of most of the cares; and his other Interests were in equally capa ble hands. Mr. Moffat left a large fortune variously estimated at from $10,000,000 to $12,000,000; but this st best is sn estimate as Mr. Moffat had so many enterprises so widely scat tered. that even his closest friends and business associates and lawyers cannot make an exact statement of his wealth. The Moffat road, which was the crowning achievement of a most ac tive life, at the time of its builder's death is in such condition financially and otherwise as to ensure its com pletion. As it stands it is more than paying its way. Some years back Mr. Moffat was relieved to a very large degree from financial responsibility for the road. The banking house of Hallgarten & Co., New York, that be came interested In the road as a piece of property of great prospective value, took over the responsibility and fur nished the funds, although at the time of his death Mr. Moffat con trolled the stock of the road. Railroad Interests which the banking firm rep resented. believed to be the Hlll-Moi* gan combination, have been arrang ing with the Moffat representatives to continue construction of the road and to build a tunnel. These negotia tions will be continued as if Mr. Mof fat had lived, as Mr. Evans has rep resented him fully for more than a year In railroad business. As with the Moffat road, so with the great banking institution of which Mr. Moffat was the head. Mr. Moffat has not been able to give his atten tion to the bank details for years and he hns been absent from Denver a great deal of the time. His other in terests in Denver and elsewhere en trusted to chosen lieutenants. It may be some time before the vacan cies are filled In the number of com panies which he hended. Generally speaking for the last half dozen years Mr. Moffat has leaned largely upon Mr. Evans and has been guided by his advice. *From the time that Mr. Mof fat became interested in tho Tramway Company at a critical period in Its history and tn the history of Denver, Dignified Mrs. Slade By EFFIE STEVENS (Copyright, 1911, by Associated Literary Press.) ‘lt's father,” Clara Horton an nounced In consternation, as the cmnch, crunch of approaching foot steps on the gravel walk below was distinctly heard. “Then It's up to me to do the van ishing stunt,” Warren Clagett de clared. “He simply must not find me here after having forbidden me the premises.” Like many another poor young man, Warren Clagett had made bold to love his employer's daughter, with the usual result —he had brought down that employer’s wrath upon his erring head. He knew that discovery at the present moment would be as much as his job was worth, and he could not afford to lose that while he was nego tiating for. and had almost secured, a higher salaried position with the rival firm of Smith & Tullary, for these gentlemen would certainly have nothing more to say to a young man who had been fired. And his marriage with Clara depended upon his becom ing Independent of her father. He was too honorable to ask the girl to cast In her lot with his, trust ing to the slight prospect of her father forgiving them. But It is one thing to say one must get out of the way and another thing to do It. The young couple was having a stolen Interview In the upper story of a little building In the grounds of Mr. Horton’s suburban home, the lower story of which was nothing more or less than an open summer house. The upper room, which (Tara, who dab bled a trifle In literature, used for a warm-weather study, was reached only by a flight of stairs leading up through a trapdoor in the floor. It waa useless for Warren to at tempt an exit byway of the stairs un less he wished to run Into the arms of hls employer, so he turned his atten tion to the windows The building was low, and he thought he should be able to scramble from some window to the ground. Alas! One glance re vealed the fact that the room con tained no windows which would not be in full view of the approaching Mr. Horton. Seeing that escape waa Impossible, the young man linked about him wildly In searrh of a spot, however small. In which he could hide until Mr. Horton had tAken hls departure. But In this d< ectlon, too. hls hopes seemed futile. The whole place did not contain so much as a cupboard. And in the way of furnishings Clara had affected an almost masculine sim plicity. Across the blank rear wall of the room were rough shelves loaded with books and papers, but the cur tains. behind which as slender a per son as Warren might have flattened himself, had been omitted. The only article of furniture large enough to have concealed any one was the roll top desk, but unfortunately this occu pied the middle of the room, and of fered no secure protection. Warren gave Clara a look of comi cal despair. "Guess I’ve got to face the music, all right.” he grinned. But Clara s wits had been working. She knew how much depended upon Warren’s not being discovered there by her father With a finger on her lips—for Mr. Horton could be heard ascending the steps of the summer-house—she tip toed to the opposite side of the room and took down some garments of her own which were hanging upon a con venient nail Warren did not refuse to allow him self to bo helped Into the long, loose motoring coat And close, gay little bonnet. Goggles and a thick veil, wrapped about the lower part of his lean, smooth shaven face, completed the disguise Fortunately Warren was a slender youth while Clara was de cidedly tall for a girl, and the gar ments were a fair fit. The task was completed not a mo ment too soon The conspirators had barely seated themselves when Mr. Horton stepped into the room. “Why, father, aren't you home early?” Clara asked with well simu lated unconcern. • ”Oh, I had to return after some papers I’d forgotten,” Mr. Horton ex plained briskly. “I’m going right back. Thought I’d run In for a moment’s chat.” Then catching sight of the stranger he added: “Excuse me. I didn’t know you had company.” Warren trembled lest hls employer recognize hls daughter’s apparel when he felt that gentleman’s keen eyes fixed upon him; but Mr. Horton proved himself as Indifferent to the details of feminine attire as the aver age man “My friend, Mrs. Milton Slade.” Clara murmured, realizing what po liteness required of her. Warren could have groaned In de spair. Why couldn’t Clara have given him some fictitious name instead of that of a real, though new, acquaint ance? Of course, he saw the point; the real Mrs. Slade was dignified, and he—er —well, he was stiff. There the resemblance ended. What if Mr. Hor ton had seen the lady, even though he had not met her? It was not at all unlikely. But once more Warren’s fears proved groundless. “Pleased to meet you. I’m sure,” I Mr. Horton declared heartily, start ing as if to shake hands, but Warren only half rose, inclining hls head slightly. He had no desire to shake hands. Mr. Horton was not one, however. : to be easily daunted. “Fine day for motoring,” he con tinued volubly. “I suppose you mo tored out, though 1 didn’t see any car outside.” The too dignified Mrs. Milton Slade murmured an inaudible reply. "Eh, what's that?" queried Mr. Hor ton. "Mrs. Slade says that she sent her machine back.” explained Clara men daciously, suddenly realizing poor Warren’s plight—he possessed a deep bass voice. “She has a terrible cold and It’s Im possible for her to talk much. She Intends to return to the Albion House, where she is living, you know, by the next trolley car.” Warren drew a long breath of thankfulness, for he had been won dering what he should do should Mr. Horton persist In conversing. *T shall be very pleased to have you return In my car,” Mr. Horton In sisted, graciously ”lt will be pleas anter and quicker." The two guilty ones gazed at each other in dismay, but there seemed no way out of the predicament. If Warren refused to accompany Mr. Horton that astute gentleman would surely suspect something. Warren slowly preceded Mr. Horton down the stairs. In an agony of dread lest hls shoes be noticed. He walked, in quaking silence, beside Mr. Horton through the yard, and let that gentle man assist him into the waiting run about. The old gentleman sprang into 1 the chauffeur’s seat beside him, and they were soon whizzing away In the direction of town. Warren was lost in gloomy wonder ing as to what he should do after Mr. Horton let him down at the Albion house. How was he to get out of hls present rig without attracting unde sirable attention? He could not shed iit on the street, and he certainly could not appear at bis boarding house or at the office in It. He was suddenly aroused by a lit tle gasp from Mr. Horton. He turned about Just In time to see that gentle man's hands fall limply from the driving wheel. Warren srrang forward and grasped the wobbling wheel Just in the nick of time to prevent the car’s colliding , with another rapidly approaching ma chine. As soon as he could, he brought the car to a halt, and turned his at tention to hls companion. He knew that Mr. Horton had had several slight heart attacks, which he had kept from the knowledge of hls fam ily. and he feared the worst. To his great relief. Warren found that hls employer had not even lost consciousness. “My tablets—ln my Inner pocket.” he gasped, faintly. As soon as he ha*l swallowed two of the tablets Mr. Horton began to feel better. “How can I ever thank you. mad am." he began. “Your presence of mind undoubtedly saved our lives. But for you this car would have collided with the other.” Then he broke off abruptly and stared hard at Warren. In the stress of the past few min utes Warren had forgotten all about his disguise. He had pulled off hls goggles and the muffling veil, and the wide bonnet strings were untied and dangling about a decidedly masculine face. “Clagett!” gasped Mr. Horton and Warren's face assumed a horrified ex pression as he realised what recogni tion meant. "You young scamp,” Mr. Horton chuckled weakly. "I thought those shoulders looked somehow familiar. Well, well, since you wore on hand when needed I won't be too hard on you. If you’d really been the dlgnlfltd Mrs. Slade you probably wouldn’t have known enough to stop the car. By the way, I hear you've been trying for a berth with Smith & Tullar. You'd better not go any further in the matter. I've always meant to take my son-in-law Into partnership with me.” A bank account la a nerve tonic hard to beat for the girl who must face the future on her own hook. Professional Cards C. B. HAMILTON, Dentist Careful Attention Given to all Classes of Dental Work Call or Phone for Appointment Hours—8 a. m. to 5. p. m. Office in Kennedy Building Co-op Phone Grande Avenud FRED N. DICKERSON ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Office 324 Main Delta, ... Colorado Titles Examined Conveyancing Dona GEO. O. BLAKE LAWYER Paonia, ... Colorado I. D. McFADDEN Attorney and Counsellor at Law Will practice in State and Federal Courts. Paonia, Colorado MERLE D. VINCENT ATTORNEY AT LAW LOANS Paonia, ... Colorado L. R. SHALLENBERGER Civil and Mechanical Engineer CEPUTY COUNTY SURVEYOR* DELTA COUNTY TOWN ENGINEER. PAONIA Office 124*4 Grand Avenue, llesidence 323 Popular Ave., Coop Phone 72-F J. HUNT SURVEYOR Co-op. Phone 10-F PAONIA, COLO. A. D. CATTERSON, M. D. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON Special Attention Given to Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. Glasses Fitted. Co-op. Phone, io Both Residence and Office. Office Third street, opposite Newspaper Office. DIRKTTORT Town of Paonia Mayor—Clarence Nelson. Town Hoard—Will Conine. E. E. Huf ty. C. C. Hawkins. A. J. Castell. W. H. liaker and II. A. Bryant. Clerk and Recorder—Myrtle PalsL Treasurer—Myrtle Paist. Electrician and Water Commissioner —W. K. Jewell. Engineer—L, R Shallenberger. Marshal —Bert Chapman. Conaty of Delta County Judge—c. H. Stewart. Clerk and Recorder—W. A. Shephard. Treasurer—B. N. Crawford. Sheriff—I. N. Williams. Assessor—S. L. Cockreham. Superintendent of Schools—Bel Ma- Mlchael. Surveyor—John Curtis. Coroner—Dr. J. p. Claybaugh. County Attorney—porter Plumb. County Commissioners—1st Dlat.. Geow Wilson: 2nd Dlst.. W. E. Steele; 3rd Dlat., A. L. Roberts. State of Colorado Governor—John F. Shafroth. Lieutenant Governor—S. R. Fitzrar rald. Secretary of State—James B. Pearca. Treasurer—Roady Kenehan. Auditor—M. A. Leddv. Superintendent of Fublic Instruction —Helen M Wixson. Attorney General—Ben L Griffith. State Senator. Delta and Mesa Coun ties—George Stephan. Representative. Delta County—C. G. Hawkins. % LODGE DIRECTORY. Ho? al Nrlghhor* of America The Cheapest Insurance Order: 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings, business meeting: Masonic hall. 3rd Tuesday af ternoon* social meetings at members* homes. Georgia Dewoody, Oracle; lnea Brown. Recorder. The Newspaper Is published weekly at Paonia. the Core of the Apple Coun try. Subscribe now and keep posted about the North Fork Valley. / THE HIGH < COST OF \ LIVING I has not affected our Job H priming prices. We’re still jg I doing commercial work of all kinds at prices sat isfactory to you.