OCR Interpretation


The Fremont County record. [volume] (Canon City, Colo.) 1877-18??, March 10, 1883, Image 1

Image and text provided by History Colorado

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85067309/1883-03-10/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

VOL. 6.
The two-oent letter i>oatage law will take
effect October 1.
The tariff bill was signed by President
.Arthur Saturday night.
The rush to Grand Junction and South
western Colorado promises to boa heavy
one this spring.
The Pueblo Chronicle devotes considera
ble space to comic onta, some of them be
ing “ the most unkindest cuts of all.”
Senator Orville F. Platt has l>een elected
a member of the national republican com
mittee, injilnre of the late Marshall Jewell.
Congress adjourned mine die on Sunday
last. The good work done more than off
sets the bad, and many excellent laws have
been made.
Colorado annually sends outside the state
$1,500,000 for the purchase of hogs. Why
I' can’t our farmers sow feed for swine, and
keep this vast sum in the state.
On Tuesday last the prosecution in the
star route case* rested, and the defense !>e
gau taking testimony. Them* tiresome
trials are slowly drawing to a close.
P. J. .Sheridan, of the Boston Irish
World, is not charged with any crime
| recognised by our extradition treaty w ith
England, ami will not be scut nevoas the
| water. _________________
£ The remains of John Hownnl Payne.
author of “Home, Sweet Homs,” will nr
arire at New York next week. They will
deposited in Oak Hill cemetery, on
£ Georgetown Height*, near Washington.
I Ex-Senator Tabor has gained an unonvi
| able new>j»aper prominence, from hia
f double wadding, his six elegant $250 night -
ishirln, and his importunity in getting tho
{autograph* of senator* for his album.
i Herman Clark, the king of railroad
builder* in this country, who has built
over 100 milts of the Northern Pacific, de
clares that Chinese labor on railroads is a
failure. It coots more in the long run than
white labor
A procaineht eitjxrn of this county, in
renewing his subscription to our paj*-r. n>
luaiked that he heretofore paid for eight
newspaper*; but lie was reducing expenses
3 now, and had sliut down on all but the
Chieftain and the Ilxt «•!;!>.
J Hir Moses Montefione. the great l*ra<l
- pliilanthropist of England, will bo
3 100 years old next year, and the Hebrews
!of Europe and America are taking steps to \
make hitn a suitable rt-iitrnuial gift. No i
man in tlu- world has done more for hia j

Tlie Woman’s Chri.-tian * Temperance |
&T*nion of Denver i* in correspondence with ?
never* 1 Tctuimid itruukanls of Chicago, 1
V with a view to haring them conic out ben*
wand awd»t the temperance people of Colo- ,
ir.uio in their march against the liquor;
fjUcalcrs. ________________
h Borne ot the D« aver papers having as- (
#4 rted that the Woman’s Christian Tern
»»>«■ranee Union was sliont to inaugnrstc i
laolher enunde iu that rity, officer* of the
.jL+ociation indignantly dewy the statement,
(Living they will try only moral suaaiou for
alie present
Kov. IJ. E Field, of Denver, baa l*een
directing uttrillion to the divorce evil iu
Hr shows by tlie court n*conls
{hat iu the past year there lias been a di
f itree suit for every seventh marriage in
Jhe state. Let this matter receive the
barnrst attention of our rourta aud future
Jegislstun -

? The organisation of a jurcuile temj»cr
ame association at Denver is, to our mind,
ii move in the right direction. Ix-t grown-
J up tcni|>evMiice advocat*** do what they rati
i grownup drunkards; hut if wo in
,te in the children correct ideas on
subject, the. next generation will l»e
if sober men.
e hundred thousand sert* of land, l»e
--ffelcnn. Arkansas, whrr inundated this
by the breaking of a levee, and fan
lie cultivated this season. When we
uilkt that these lands were inundated
year, and rendered worthless lor that
u.V.r may imagine the destitute con
-11 of the planter* who own them.
c Colorado Farmer says we send over
0,000 out of the state each year for
r and cheese. To pnnluce the amount
e*e articles imported would require
0 rows. It advocates the raising of
wheat, or more fe«d for cattle, that
rieli products of the dairy, may be
•at home. Farmers, think of it,
Saturday last Judge Hayt heard the
incuts of COlonel Townsend, Judge
ig and John R. Smith, for Silver Cliff,
Judges Blnek and 8. P. Dale, for Bo
on the county sent controversy. Ho
■red a decision in favor of Kositn as
cgal county s»*at of Custer. An appeal,
ndorstand, will l»e taken by the Cliff
le. _________________
[*xnnder H. Stephens, governor of Geor
lied peaoeAtlly at his limue in Atlanta,
30 on Sunday morning last. He was
»f the most prominenl politicians and
rat-headed statesmen of the south,
his bier no hitter memories will be in
sd in, and tho re-united nation will
upon his grave the tear of heartfelt
11 this week the Convict tabor
trough much tribulation was
being killed in lioth branches
itnre, atul resurrected by our
enresentative, and finally car
months after the date at
signed by the governor, which
lie lftth of February, it will
ns out that House* Bill No. fifl,
o price that ahould be paid for
by railway trains, reported
ot stolen at all, but died in
m incident upon the closing
session. Its death is regretted
nen, for it materially increased
1; but the railway companies
onrners.
r Journal of Commerce in re
nds little scrap of history;
now had nine governors, *p
clcctcd. all of whom, with
n, arc living. Ex-Governor
f Pennsylvania, is dead. Of
ing, seven arc men of wealthl
tho one exception of Evans,
trtune in Colorado.
The Fremont County Record.
CONVICT LABOR.
The Bill Prohibiting Prisoner* Work
ing Outside the State Ground*.
9r. Sockarellow’M (Speech la *«PP#rt
or the Memo lire.
An Act to Regulate the Labor of the Con
vict* of the Penitentiary of the State.
Be it enacted by the (Seneral Assembly of the
State of Colorado:
Section 1. That no labor shall be per
formed by the convicts of the Colorado Stats
Penitentiary off the grounds belonging to
haul penitentiary, except such as may be
incident to the business and management
of the penitentiary; Provided , That this
act shall not be construed to affect any ex
isting
In order fw correct a misapprehension in
regard to the objects and future workings
of the above bill, entertained by many in
the northern counties, we subjoin the de
bate which occurred on its j>ai»»age:
House Rill No. a by Mr. Kockafellow—
. To regulate the couvict labor of the peni
tentiary. was the first presented.
Mr. Kockafellow followed thw reading by
introducing a petition, urging the passage
of the bill, signed by 304 representative
men of his county.
Mr. Clark, of Arapahoe, who had taken
the chair, thought the offering of the peti
tion was in liad taste.
Mr. kockafellow said the speaker had in
structed him to present the petition when
the bill came np for third reading.
** Well,” said Mr. Clark. “The gentleman
from Fremont lias un eight-foot petition ;
will it lie received ?”
When the laughter had subsided the res
olution was accepted.
Mr. kockafellow continued :
“ 1 ask the indulgence of the honse but
for u few minutes. This petition was start
ed fact fall, and was placed in ray hands
before the bill under consideration was
drafted. 1 did not present it because I
thought it would not be necessary. Attar
our locality bad made a present to the state
of a site whereon the prison labor has run
the material for erecting its half million
dollars' worth of wulls and buildings, di
rectly by dow n grade into place, at only a
cost to the state of the lumber, iron and
glass. A site where all of the labor not thus
engaged in erecting buildings ran be profita
bly employed on the grounds la-longing to
the state ; grounds where the Mate prisoners
are now earn mg $2,000 a month in the pro
duction of lime alone, and should show
earnings in cut stone and brick to an
cquul amount; where in the boot and
shoe factory more good soles (what kind of
Wile* asked Mr. Clark.) an made monthly
than in ail the balance of the Mate; a site
that it i» not possible to improve upon for .
I the health and advantageous employment
,of such labor. The gentlemen from Arap- i
;«hoc may sarcastically remark, if Caflonj
1 does not like the peiiitVntiarV we will build
j one somewhere else. Well, my private
feeling toward* il would he to dispose of it,
as a farmer does s big' rock by digging a
deep hole and letting it down ont of sight.
: The cost of extra gnanls, reward!* and pur
suit of prisoner* 1 believe from this time
on will mote than o\erl*al:ince the slight
j revenue that can la- earned by scattering
the unfortunate wearers of the striped ,
| jackets about the streets,ditches and farms '
jin the vicinity of the prison, and this rule j
1 must apply wherever the convicts are con- j
, fined, and I atn told ft is the rule in states ,
I having much larger j*cnnl institutions thau
i Colorado, though I fear if the ratio of in
i tease of the past two years continues, for
, ty-two and a half per cent, that we will
not be able to say this many yean*, lint I
do believe that under judicious manage
ment, with such sn sdvantag*-ons location,
. the institution will become ■»* lf-*u staining
j after the completion of all the buildings i
; necessary. I hope that the people of Col- 1
j oradu. through their representatives, will be
; too noble and generon* to turn loose their
ronvieta into that aevtion of the country, J
demoralising and scattering honest free la- (
borers from our midst like a pestilence.
“ I would not say a word on this subject
did 1 hcliew the present order of things
would materially add to the revenue of the
state. I trust, after careful consideration j
of a night’s virtuous and peareftil rest, no ,
member will plaef himself on record against i
this Just regulation."
Mr. ('lark thought this wns a great hnl- >
Inhoo about labor. What disposition of la- j
l*«r he had seen at the penitentiary was in :
the personal interest of those connected j
with the institution.
The bill was passed by a vote of 32 to 8, i
the negative voters being principally north- j
era men.
riders Joseph Smith (son of the noted j
Mormon prophet) and Z. H.Hurley, n com- j
mil tee appointed by the ** Reorganised
Church of Jesus Christ of I Jitter I>ay j
Saints,” waited upon the secretary of state j
on Monday Inst, to ask u modification of j
Kvarta’ letter, sent some time ago to all i
foreign governments, asking that Mormon
emigration he prohibited, as the prose
lytes come to America only to practice
polygamy. These men claim that their
church docs uot sanction polygamy, and
they object to hearing the odium attaching
to the polygamous branch of the Mormon
church. The new church has missionaries
all over Knropo and the South Sea Islands.
If there is one person on onr list who re
ceive* the Record and feels that it is not
worth the price paid for it. or who wishes
to discontinue his subscript ion for any
cause whatever, let liim hand the paper
back to the postmaster, with orders to re
turn it. In renewing their subscriptions
to the Rrcoud some of our readers com
plain that other papers arc sent them to
which they have never subscribed, which
they would like discontinued. The easiest
plan is to simply return the paper to the
postmaster, marked ” reftmed.”
The penitentiary commissioners re-ap
pointed lor another year !>r. Dawson, phy
sician ; and Mr. W. F. Baker, clerk. This is
a compliment to the above gentlemen, who
have filled, their position* so long ami ac
ceptably. The sum of $37;000 in vouchers
was issued to os v employes nnd other bill*.
lion. Androw Royal, the old-time editor
of Pueblo, has returned fYom the east, and
taken editorial and business charge of the
South Pueblo Nows. Captain Thoiu|wou
is president of the stock company that owns
the concern. An effort will bio made to
inaugurate n democratic )k>otp.
Shaft No. 3 of the Cation CUy Coal Com
pany, at Uockvafa, shut down, this week,
to enable the mines to ventilate. Fifty
men are outjifemplovment^
Tha bank block, at Buena Viata, contain -
ing eight building*, including Hiller A
Hal lack's hank, burned ycstvtaay. Loss,
$30,000. J
CANTON CITY, COLORADO, SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 1883.
Mr. Belfort! Fined.
In the star route trial, on 'Wednesday,
Congressman Belford was called to tbs
stand, and testified to the rapid growth of
Colorado towns, and the consequent needs
of increased mail facilities. He had often
called upon the second assistant postmaster
general, and solicited increased service.
When the lawyers had gotten through
with him, Mr. Belford asked tho privilege
of making a statement regarding that
$2,000 check. The court denied him
the courtesy, saying that was not a public
meeting, but a judicial tribunal. Beltbnl
then exclaimed : “ 1 state, before the liv
ing God, that I never saw such a check.”
He started oat, but Judge Wylie called him
back, and fined him SIOO for contempt of
court. When fined Mr. Belford retorted:
u 1 will pay $500; but no man shall sUtb
mv character!” The fine was then paid,
and the indUgoaat “Bsd Hailed jkyiV
the following card:
Kerdell n-Httried that I gave J B Belford a
••heck for tand that that charge appears
uijou the books which he kept. I never gave
Belford a check for one cent. There never
wa-s a Iran Miction of any name or nature be
tween Belford and myself; no noch charge
appears In any book or mine; no such check
was ever given ; no person acting for Belford
or for me ever transacted by my authority
business involving one cent. The whole story
Is a vile, vlrtous and cowardly falsehood,
without a glimmer of truth upon which to
build the mountain of perjury. I say this
much, and at this time, for the reason that
Belford was to-day denied the right to tell
the truth front the same stand from which
Rerdcll uttered his falsehood.
amass w. Dojbscy.
Uesd and Ponder.
Speaking of the factional fights which
have well-nigh wrecked the republican
party in Colorado, the Denver Inter-Ocean,
one of the most loyal, unflinching mouth
pieces of the Grand old party. Sounds a
note of alarm which it were well for all —
both leader and lad —to read and ponder
carefully. In* a late issue it closes a very
sensible article entitled, “ Stop the Faction
Fight,” in these words:
We would liketo see the railroad question
lifted ont of party politics—the railroad
question, we mean, as it refers to the eon
tost of one line against another. We would
like to see the personal quarrels of the re
publican leaders dropped, because there is
ho principle behind snch conflicts.
If harmony cannot be restored, the party
will go uudrr. If the party is to be the
I tail of a corporation, the voters will let the
j corporation wag it into a stab. The repub
lican masM* are not of the sort to be tlte
serfs of auy one man, or the slaves of any
one corporation.
The leaders mast stop and think. The
voters have already stopped and thought.
The formation of anti-monopoly leagues
means an organized blow at the power of
the corporations, ami the movement in
cludes an organized effort to throw off per
sonal rule.
If the republics* party is not greater
than any one man, or any one clique, the
republican party will die. If the republi
can leaders do not heed, they will lie iead
j era without a following.
That Whlpptii* Our.
On the second page of this issue we pre
sent. almost in frill, the testimony adduced
at, and the result of, the .trial of l*ro feasor
Samuel 11. Baker, principal of the Cation
City I*ublic Schools, on the charge of as
sault and battery upon the son of J. A.
Wacker, a pupil, preferred by the father.
We have given this case in detail for the
reason that similar ones are very rare, and
i the issue of this may establish a preee
| dent in our city, if nowhere else. We foel
) that the interrats of education demand the
serious, candid, sober attention of every
■ member of good society. Bodies like schools
cannot be governed without discipline.
J Without discipline in the schoolroom ad
! vonceinent is impossible. The education of
| our children is the first and highest doty
the parent owes to his offspring. Ergo, ed
ucation must be imparted ; it cannot be
without discipline in our schools ; wc must
have discipline. While we jvouhi not hesi
tate to condemn any teacher in the land
for cruelty to children, and brand him as a
usurper and a tyrant, we caunot but foel
that a due exercise of the power of the pa
. rent bv the teacher in restraining the in-
I subordination ami impulsiveness of youth
1 to that degree which will insure the most
i rapid ncuuinitiou of all those virtues which
j go to make men and women honorable, no-
I hie and wise, is but just and right, and in
! which an intelligent people wifi undoobt
! cdly sustain him.
Talior and His Wedding*.
| Quite s sensation has grown out of the
' marriage of Senator H. A. W. Tabor, at
| Washington, last week, to Mrs. Elizabeth
M. McOourt-Doe.
I First, Father Chapnelle, of St. Matthew’s
j Catholic church. Washington, complains
that he was deceived by both the contract
ing parties, who stated there was no im
pediment to the union, when, in foot, both
bail been divorced from previous husband
and wife respectively. The reverend pre
late is highly indignant, and declares the
marriage void in the church, but valid in
law.
Following close upon the nuptials comes
the startling denouement that Senator Ta
bor and Mrs. McCourt met by preconcerted
arrangement, at St. IxHiin, on September 30
hist, and were clandestinely married. There
would lie nothing so terrible about this,
were it not for the claim that the divorce
granted to Mr. Tabor at Durango, previ
ous to the St. Lonis marriage, was illegal;
hence making him a bigamist by this clan
destine marriage. There seems good ground
for this claim, in view of the fiict that, on
Janunrv 2,1853, Mrs. Tabor secured a di
vorce from her husbaud, together with a
settlement of alimony, at Denver. We
have thus briefiv given the apparent facts
in the ease, leaving the pnblie lb form its
own opinions in the matter. J
The lawlessness of the saloon interest iu
Fort Collins is creating a stalwart senti
ment against them. Ths Courier, while ad
mitting that there are some honorable men
connected with the liquor traffic in the city,
declares that the open, flagrant and wan
ton disregard of public decency, frequent
and wilt Ail violations of the city ordinances
and of the conditions of their bonds, has
produced a bountiful harvest of public In
dignation, which these scoffers at law and
order must reap.
Dr. .T J Crook, superintendent of pub
lic instruction in lake county, having an
nounced that the Leodvjlfe public schools
would be re-opened on Monday, next, re
ceived an anonymous fetter, threatening to
blow up his house, or kill him ii some
way, if the schools were re-opened. The
people My it is ton seen, in view of tho
late visitation of small-pox.
The public school reports of Coni Creek
Lehow an Inc reared attendance for the post
/mouth. The total number is attendance
r was 16$. ”
IT IS FINISHED.
Completion md Occupation of
Reynolds’ Now. Bank.
A Splendid, DnraUn Mnctne, and Aa
OnuMt O Ma.
Who Uid lu Cor—r prime, amp San
It gymmetiy end leutf.
or What It la c«—aaed-Waw Ha-
TumSHfUmt Me. ft. A. itsynoidn
■loved the Framont Gouty Book into the
new building elected by him daring the
winter, on the corner of Mein mod Fourth
street*. A brief description of tbis tine
building may not be uninteresting, and we
therefore give it, together with many de
tails concerning the style, finish and occu
pation of the new handsome quarters of
the above-mentioned institution:
TO* KKW BUI LDCfG,
Which is known as the Raynolda-McGee
block, was commenced on the Ist of Aug
ust last. Its construction has been slow
and tedious, owing to various circumstances,
chief among which was the great length of
time occupied in cutting so much stone.
The foundation is of limestone, quarried
here at the penitentiary, and is of au excel
lent, durable quality. Mr. L. A. Allen was
the contractor on this portion of the work,
and performed his part in a very satisfac
tory manner. From this rises the buiidiag,
which is of two stories, each fourteen fact
in the clear.
The contractors for the stonework of the
su per* tract are, Messrs. McAdams St Op
linger, have also done a most excel beat piece
of work. The general style of architect
ure is of the Renaissance order, strong yet
beautiful. The two front walls—forty-four
feet on Main street, and sixty-six fact on
Fourth street —are laid up in “ Broken Ash
ler ’’ style, of a very handsome, subdued
pink-hued stone, brought from Castle Reck.
Douglas county. There are five belting
courses in these walls, the third being orna
mented with a heavy molding. These, as
well as all the sills, caps mid jambs of
openings (except door sills) are of Brand
ford stone, handsomely dressed. This is a
beautiful rock, quarried by Maura. Franck
& Lutte, a few miles below this city. Of it
t he Arapahoe county courthouse, at Denver,
is built. The heavy water table is of a
hard, white stone, found on Four-Mile
creek, near Cafion The wallsarrsnrmount
ed by a heavy cornice, five feet in depth,
consisting of panels, formed by corbels or
brackets, each panel being ornamented with
a large, handsomely-wrought ioeette, the
whole capped by a heavy, molded coping.
Every portion of the cornice, including the
rosettes, is chiseled from Brand ford stone.
Two handsome pediments—one on each
front—surmount this enmicr, that on the
west half of the Main street front bearing
the word u McGee,” cut in relief upon its
face. The two fronts, which have an ele
vation of thirty-five feet, are pierced with
openings as follows: Main street front,
lower story, three single-light French plate
glass windows, each six by ton feet in aise,
and double plate glass and walnut doors;
upper floor, one double and one triple two
light (28x46) windows. Fourth street front,
lower story, two double and one triple win
dows and double walnut and glam stairway
entrance; upper story, four double win
dows.
THE BAKK EtTBAXo:
la set diagonally aero— the northeast cor
ner ; is approached by several large, dressed
Royal Gorge granite steps, and surmounted
by’a projecting, heavy rut stone arch, sup
ported by two very handsome columns, of
Vermont granite, with elaborately-wrought
capitals. In the center of this au-h, cot in
relief, am*ear the words: “ Eerrahi.ished
1874.** From this entrance rises to a height
of seventy feet a beautiful and
SYMMETRIC At. TOWER.
Crowned, at an elevation of forty feet, with
a 3,000-pound cut stone coronet, «u*i>i-cir
cular in form, upon the eauvex side of
w hich, in large, alto-rilievo characters, ap
pear the words: “ RAYNOUDB." “ BANK.”
The lettering was done hgr Hn«n llu
batsch St Kramer, and is teatefally wrought.
In the face of tins tower, on the second
floor, is a three-sided bar window. At the
base of the spire which surmounts this
tower, far above the roof; is a nosy observa
tory, accessible from the second floor by s
spiral stairway. From here a pleasant and
commanding view is to be obtained. The
roofs of the buildiug are all metallic, and
were put on by J. C. Agard and Messrs.
Harding Brothers, Gallon's leading hard
ware dealers. The numerous fire flues are
of brick, with heavy cut stone ornamental
cappings.
TUK UPPER APARTMENTS.
At the south end of the Fourth street
front four massive atone stem lead to the
stairway entrance. A broad night of stairs
leads to the apartments on the second floor.
These consist of eleven elegantly finished
rooms, four over the banking room and
seven over the store room of Mr. McGee,
separated by a five-foot hall, running the
entire length of the building. Each of these
rooms is furnished with commodious coal
cleasts, clothes closets, marble lavatories,
and all modern improvements. Water is
conveyed in pip— to every part of the
building. The painting in these roams, aa
well as that throughout the building, is of
the moat artistic order, and was done by
Mr. Fred Bn ml hold t and Johnson St Ov,
as clever artiste in their line —amto bo
found anywhere.
THE BANEING ROOM
Occupies the northeastern half of Mm build- I
ing, and is '22x06 fret in aise. Kt la hand
somely fiaiahed and richly furnished. The
counters, desk# aud railings are all of wal
nut; the casings, liases and other trim
mings, are of eastern pirns oiWL giving
them a very rich color. The flidshKagi am
done in Queen Anne style. Theft— am
of Georgia pine. Three sands mne gratae
—one in the presidents office, sue hi the
cashier's department, and one in the Ithhy
—cast a ruddy glow upon the psHftwd sur
rounding*. These grates are ncuamented
with marhteisod elate mantel* of heeertifh!
design. The giem portion of'tMmierideuth
end eashier’s offices Is verir rtrifhr ftsitd
in frostwork. In front, behind the large
Main street window, is fidJbtdiliirtt
office, furnished with sa sir sTasas aud
comfort. The ceilings of rite hushing room
arc highly oraasseatal, dsns hi plaster,
white aa driven mew, the design of the
ornamentation emanating from that invest
ivc genius and skillful workmen. J. P. Dm
woody, who was the coo tractor for all the
plastering work, end did U in efoaHkm
manner.
THE TJCTTLY
la mix lean foot square, and some ten foet in
bight. It is oTbriek, the walls being two
fret in thickness, and the floor laid with
ten feet of cement and concrete. The roof
is of railroad iron and stone, and eery thick.
The vault stands on its own foundation,
entirely independent of the building, thus
rendering it perfectly fire-proof. This
stronghold is furnished with com mod ions
pigeon-holes, for the preservation of papers,
and a targe, strong safe, provided with
triple doom, double combination locks and a
Yale time-lock. The doom of the vault are
double, made of the best of iron, and for
niehed with the most approved bolt-locks.
This vault was built by Mr. J. A. Hoxie,
who was the contractor for all the brick
work, and is a credit to bis excellence m a
workman inMelhnfc In the rear of the
clothes, coal and water dwafo tjjjfcklwi
aad furnished in the heat pMfllMmmser.
gjfflftwafliMat
at the front; and there is but one means of
ingress to the offices behind the banking
counters. Thia is a wise precaution, and
insures the greatest security.
THE WOODWORK
Was all done bj those well-known knights
of the saw and plane, Messrs. McAdams A
Oplinger, and is of a character which
stamps them aa irr>»*♦*** workmen. The
heavier portion of the work is of a most
substantial character, and the trimming is
of the finest order, reflecting great credit
upon these gentlemen. The doors and win
dows are fitted with genuine bronze hard
ware, furnished by Harding Brothers.
THE COST —REMARKS.
We conld not ascertain the exact cost of
this building, but were assured that it
would reach neary $30,000. This does not
include the ground upon which it stands,
which east ffoOOO.
The west half of the structure, twenty
two feet front and sixty-six feet depth, has
been fitted up with shelving and counters,
and will shortly be occupied by Mr. J. E.
Brown, aa a foncy grocery store. It is a
handsomewtore room.
The building, M from turret to founda
tion stone,” is complete in every particular,
and stands an ornament to our city and a
credit to the workmen who reared it. To
the projectors and owners it is more. Be
sides being a structure of which they may
well be proud, it will stand for ages, an
enduring monument to their faith in the
future of our fair city and their enterprise
as business men of Southern Colorado. To
them our people owe a great debt, and we
trust such public spiritedness may be emu
lated by others, until Cation shall have be
come artificially, as she is naturally, the
handsomest and most attractive city in the
state.
To Mr. Reynolds. the owner of the Fre
mont County Bunk, the erection of this
costly and durable structure is of more
than ordinary import. For nine years he
has conducted this hank in Cafion, and the
disposition and ability which have enabled
him to construct such a building evidence,
mote potently than words can express, the
confidence of the people with whom be has
dealt. It gives proof of the popularity
and success which he has won by square
dealing and strict attention u> business,
and the wish of the people of Fremont
county and Southern Colorado is for a con
tinuance of the exercise of those character
istics which have thus been crowned.
STATE NEWS.
The Eiler smelter will be built ft* Pueblo.
The small-pox has disappeared from
Leadville.
Del Norte has three cases of small-pox,
all doing well.
A Pueblo brass hand serenaded the luna
tic asylum last week.
A juvenile temperance association is be
ing organised at Denver.
Pueblo* new high school building, just
completed, is a credit to the state.
The lhwbyterian church of Pueblo re
ceived twenty-three additions last Sunday.
The loss of cattle in Colorado, this win
ter. has been less than one-half of one per
cent.
The thirty Utes who are to enter the
agricultural college will copper Fort Col
lins society.
Denver saloon-keepers have organised a
protective association, in view of an antici
pated crusade.
Newton Parish is in the jug at Rosita,
for burglarizing the Hardware store of
Trices Jt Gilbert, a few days ago.
The minister of the Antioch Baptist
church (colored!, Denver, was ousted by
his flock for suing for a divorce from his
wife.
Joeeph C. Shattuck, having resigned as
regent of the state university, George
Tntch has been appointed to fill the va
cancy.
A new toll road from Rosita to Pueblo is
being talked of. A proposed route is through
Jnnkiu's park, ana down the South Hard
scrabble.
Red Mountain Pilot: Over $6,000 has
been subscribed for a free road from Red
Mountain City to Silverton. Only $7,000
is needed.
The Irish citisens of Denver celebrated j
the 104th anniversary of the noble patriot,
Robert Emmet, on Sunday last, in a befit
ting manner.
The Denver postoffice site, recently sold
to the government by Ex-Senator Tabor, is
in litigation, which may seriously delay
building operations.
Dents Flynn, a boss for Cummings A
Finn, 36 years old. and a general fhvorite,
eras run over and killed by an ore car. at
Leadrille, on Tuesday.
Stanley Wood baa resigned hi* position ,
in the office of Passenger Agent Mims, and
will return to journalism. He is succeed
ed by Mr. Edward Roberts, of Colorado
Springs.
Rev. C. S. Usaelk of the Methodist church, i
Trinidad, is in the midst of an unparal
leled religions revival. He is represented
as a powerful preacher. Many souk have
been brought to Christ.
An artesian well In North Denver has
struck water, at a depth of 376 feet. From
it water rises in a large stream fifteen foot
above the snrihee, and 196 foot above the
level of the Tabor block.
A good deal of lawless*** is reported
from the termini of the Denver and Rio ’
Grande Utah extension. The tailroad
build ci* will meet at Orem River sped com
plete the rood some time during this month,
A New York paper my* that our beet ,
women are tryii* to Christianise our Indian ,
policy. It wight be a wise experiment for i
the women to lot the policy alone for ,
awhile, and concentrate their effort* aa tho ,
Indian agents.
In the trial of the Asp* ]
i
gffiAceMbSsSrsS
M»wl(aea.*Soo.
THE PROHIBITIONISTS.
Proceeding* of Their Second Meeting
—Election or OScers.
AuJliary Societies to to Formed All
Over the Coestjr.
The. second meeting of the Fremont
County Prohibition Society wee held at the
Beptiet church on Monday evening last.
In the aboence of the acting president.
Mayor A. D. Cooper, on motion of W. R.
Fowler, B. F. Moore was tailed to the chair.
Secretary Anson 8. Rndd then tend the
minutes of the previous meeting, which
wvra adopted.
W-JL Fowler, fim.te
nominations, reported the followingnamor
' For president, G. O. Baldwin ; ftr Tice pres
ident, B. F. Moore; for secretary, Mrs.
John W. Warner; for treaaurer, J. J.
Phelpe; for corresponding secretary, W.
R. Fowler.
Mrs. J. W. Warner declined, and suggest
ed the name of Her. W. M. M. Barber, who
also declined.
Rev. Chamberlain, at the request of Mrs.
Warner, suggested the name of Anson 8.
Rudd for secretary, which suggestion was
adopted.
Mr. Baldwin felt unequal to the respon
sibilities of the office of president, and
named Anson Rndd as a better man.
Mr. Rudd thought they ought to en
deavor to enlist everybody in the cause, and
not confine the honors to one family. He
declined.
On motion of Rev. Chamberlain, the sec
retary east the ballot of tha society for the
nominees offered by the committee.
niMnpM Moore thanked the society for
the double honor conferred, but especially
for relieving him from further duty as
chairman.
G. O. Baldwin then took the chair, and
thanked the society for the honor conferred.
He felt his inability to discharge the du
ties of the office, and under any other cir
cumstances would positively decline. But
the cause of temperance lay next his heart,
and he could not shirk a duty its further
ance imposed. When he looked about him,
and saw so many of our young men. with
the bloom of youth upon their checks just
budding into the golden fruit of manhood,
being led daily down the pathway to ruin
by rum; when he thought of the once
pleasant hon»es,where happiness and plenty
so lately reigned,transformed into wretched
hovels, where grief and squallornow sit for
household gods, it made his heart sick, and
he was willing to make any sacrifice look
ing to the abatement of this terrible
•courge —intemperance. The thought often
came to him, if oar yoang men be thus
debauched, who will take the places of the
old, gray-haired sires now attending to the
interests of the community, when they
shall have passed from their stations into
the great Beyond ? He felt this thought
ought to arouse all to a realisation of the
enormity of the evil we are called upon to
fight, and nerve each heart and hand to
work. The cause was worthy of oar every
effort, and demanded oar most serious and
prayerful attention. Not only to the young
did' these leaders in the temperance army
owe the debt of labor; but to those who
are ensnared by the demon that not only
ruined mortals, and brought wretchedness
to so many homes, but ruined souls, it was
their plain duty to offer the hand of fel
lowship; to lift them from the mire of in
temperance ; invite their co-operation, and
afford them an asylum from the woes by
which they were surrounded. He hoped
to aee the cause of prohibition march tri
umphantly on until the very hills echoed
the glorious refrain “The world is free
from tbs liquor traffic forever!”
Rev. Chamberlain thought they ought
now do something religious—take up a col
lection, sing or pray, and gave out the
hymn
- All hall the power of Jesus' name.”
Which was sung with a will by the whole
audience.
Rev. Partridge offered a fervent prayer.
At the suggestion of Rev. Barber, the
chair added two more names to the execu
tive committee, as provided in the consti
j tution. Messrs. Templin and Barber were
appointed as the additional members of
that committee.
Mr. L. W. Smith, of Rosita, inquired if I
this was an auxiliary or parent society of :
the kind, as lie desired to have a similar ;
one organised at bis place.
Mr. Fowler explained that this was the
first and only society of the kind in the
state, and Mr. Smith was at liberty to or
ganise a similar one in Custer county.
Being called upon by Rev. Chamberlaiu,
Mr. Fowler then gave some information as
to correspondence had with prominent
temperance leaders, and the highest state
officials of the Woman's Temperance Union
and Good Templar lodge, all of whom con
gratulated the Fremont county workers
upon the step taken, and promised hearty
co-operation. Mr. Fowler also suggested I
the organisation of auxiliary societies all
over the county. 1
Messrs. Templin and Sawyer, then made j
stirring addresses upon the necessity of
prohibition: yet dwelt with emphasis
upon the fact that they nor other prohibi
tion advocates had any ill-feeling toward
liquor dealers —they simply wanted them
to change their business, which all, par
haps, desired to do.
Rev. Chamberlain followed .and advocated
the entertainment of an earnest, yet good,
sweet spirit toward the misguided follow
ers of Bacchus.
The audience then sang
•* Friends of temperance, lift your banner."
Rev. Partridge explained a misapprehen
sion that had gotten abroad as to his posi
tion on the temperance uuestion. He was
on earnest prohibition advocate.
Messrs. Smith. Moore, Fowler and D.G.
Peabody made short, stirring addresses, in
support of the movement, explaining the
true import of the pledge.
Mr. Fowler offered a resolution to form
auxiliary societies in every school district
in the county. Adopted.
Messrs. Fowler and Rudd, Jr„ were ap
pointed s committee to circulate the pledge
over the city, and solicit signet urea
Iu view of the great interest being taken,
it was thought beat to bold meet Inga oftener
than ouce a month, end a motion to ad
journ to meet next Monday evening then
prevailed.
Daniel fferkic, in August last, come from
tha east to Colorado Springs, with n young
end happy wife. He soon went into the
cattle business with his brother Hiram, in
the South park. Coming home from a rot-
Ue round-up, com 4mj last October, , panic]
discovered that Hiram and his wife hod
Qed. It wro not until this week that the
post husband found hhfciWlsro wanes,
and Ml dishonorable brother, living as
■fon«Mw<fo**Ollmufo» Spring
At Cbal Croak cottage prayer maetM
arobrihghstd weekly MmaweßU—ill.
NO. lO
DOMESTIC NEWS.
Small-pox still rages in New Mexico.
Maine has again adopted capital punish
ment.
Secretory Folger has recovered from his
illness.
James Gil fill an, treasurer of the United
States, has resigned.
Another band of “ Rustlers ” has been
taken in New Mexico.
An Irish indignation meeting was hold
in Washington last Monday night.
The Arkansas legislators has just de
feated a bill reducing railroad fares.
The Las Vegas district court opened
Monday, with 395 cases on the docket.
Round trip tickets from New York to the
founts Fe exposition will he sold for SSO.
ft— Carver and Borgardns arranged a third
[ match, to be shot at St. Louis yesterday.
Congress refused to allow Charles Reed
any compensation tor defending Gniteau.
The Ptuaion Play cases hare been taken
to the court of appeals for final decision.
Between 500 and 600 men, employed in
the Springfield, Illinois, rolling mills are
on a strike.
The law to reduce internal revenue tax
ation will save the bankers a tax of $1,000,-
000 a month.
The lower house of the Kansas legisla
ture has passed a law declaring void all
gambling beta.
Secretary Folger has given instructions
to have inserted the word u cents * upon
the new nickel.
A joint resolution calling for a constitu
tional convention was defeated in the
Kansas legislature.
The St. Augustine Normal School, at
Raleigh, North Carolina, was destroyed by
fire on Wednesday.
The management of the Utica insane
asylum are accused of gross immorality to
the female inmates.
B. B. Pritchard, of Washington, pension
and patent attorney, has been placed on
the postal fraud list.
Pacific coast wheat looks better than was
anticipated. There is also a larger acreage
than in former years.
The thermometer at Fort Fairfield,
Maine, on Tuesday morning, registered
forty degrees below zero.
The Evans artificial leather manufactur
ing establishment, at Salem, New Hamp
shire, burned; loss, $40,000.
The backbone of the Creek Indian revo
lution in the Indian territory has been
broken by the arrest of the ringleaders.
The iron masters at Pittsburg, inter
viewed, say the effect of the new tariff bill
will be a necessary redaction in wages and
board.
Sexton beat Vignanx, and Yignaux de
feated Daly, in exhibition games' at the
New York press club rooms, on Wednesday
evening.
Acting Governor Boynton, of Georgia,
designated Thursday as a Stephens mem -
' onal day. and servica* wers held through
out Georgia.
Elliott, the dead prize fighter, will bo
buried at New York to-morrow. A wako
was held over his body from Wednesday
until to-dsy.
A Louisville newsboy, 13 years old, was
arrested Monday, on a charge of outrage ;-n
a 5-year-old girt Conviction means death
in Kentucky.
The trades unions of Albany, Troy and
Coboea, New York, last night united in a
grand demonstration against convict labor
in the state prisons.
The inquest into the cause of the death
of James Elliott was postponed until yes
terday afternoon, in order that Jere Duo:i
might be able to attend.
Hon. James 8. Boynton, president of the
Georgia senate, was on Monday sworn a
as governor. He has ordered a gabeni.it.j
rial election for April 24.
Governor Crittenden has pardoned Clar
ence Hite, another member of the Janus
gang, gniltv of train robbery, and set' up
last year for twenty-five years.
Wiggins' storm struck the Nova Scotia
and New Brunswick coasts ou Thursday.
Terrific gales, heavy snows, railroad block
ades, and great loss to shipping.
! Mrs. Morris, claiming to be aeorreapond
j ent of the Denver News, shook the dust nt
I Silver City, New Mexico, from off her feet,
leaving her creditors behind her.
Ida H. Hasmen, three feet, and Robert
H. Huzxard. three feet three inches, were
married on the stage of the Brooklyn mu
seum, in which they were attractions.
The Lower Mississippi is as high tvj last
year; is breaking levees, and playin; h*voo
with plantations. People have ail week
been fleeing to high ground for safety.
The late Alexander H. Stephrns was
buried on Thursday. The city of Atlanta
was draped in mourning, and the funeral
cortege the largest ever seen in Georgia.
The two-ccnt stamp will not be required
on checks after July 1. Stamps now in cir
culation will be redeemable for three years
from the time of their purchase from the
government.
The president of the Oklahoma colony
has returned to Kansas City, end says
others are coming back. He says Pay no
and his followers are in camp at Arkan
sas City, and contemplate another raid.
The body of Henry Seyhert was crem i
ted at Washington, Pennsylvania, Wednes
day. The deceased bequeathed an estate
of $1,250,000 toward the founding and sup
port of charitable and educational institu
tions.
The Tariff bill, as printed in the Con
gressional Record, it is claimed, waa full of
typographical errors, and that when it is
printed correctly it will be found to
more favorable to the iron interests than is
now suppoaed.
FOREIGN NEWS.
J. D. Unu, author of th« “ History of
England," is dssd.
A terrific storm kss far eerrral days [tie
vsilrd In Csnsds snd Noon Scotia.
Prince tlortechakoif, excbancelor of Ros
sis, is lying ssrioosly 1U st linden Mxdeu
The election of Edwsid W. Beo on art.li
bishop of Center be ry has been confirmed.
A seoere storm raged Tueeds off tits
English const. Vcarets erase eraksl snd
many Hoes fast.
The editor, yrrpeieSet end printer of the
Lenke Free Thinker erere sentenced to
has* labor far tift.
tlunt distress aorsails in ennaty Mayo.
Irafaod. snd 700 asanas asnsn tits Ust of
thaoo seeding Italy.
An — tarprislsfi Trlotfias man ban made
a Mr artSrlaaf wkat ha «•» ■■ maple
angar” ftom Iks bos sldsr rrhieh gropes as
pjanttfaßy slang Oslssada stream.

xml | txt