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The Canon City Record.
VOL. XXX CANON CITY COAL HAS REPUTATION IN KANSAS Not Onto Is Canon Noted For Its Fruit Product But Als For the High Grade of Coal Mined In This Vicinfty. A gentleman, who has larg*» jv’slnees interests in Kansas and is a resident of that state, remar Off to the writer this morning that ils of j the Canon City district had g* ved a big reputation in that sectk f the country for many years, in were generally regarded as the est bituminous fuel to be had. ive,” continued the gentleman all* to, “used Canon City coal since and >knows something about its m> for heating and cooking purposes. su periority has been so well dem rat ed that my wife will not have any thing else either for burning in the furnace, grates or kitchen range. It is free from foreign substances and not blacken the hands nor soil the clothing like most western coals, and leaves very little soot in the chim neys on account of its more perfect combination.’* “You may not know It,’* said the Kansas man, ‘ but the proprietors of many inferior collerles ara trading up on the fame of Canon City coal in my section of the country, which, perhaps, is only natural in view of the excellent name the product of your mines has among consumers down there. For a long time after 1 began to use Canon City coal in my house there was no perceptible variation in its quality, but of recent years a great change has been noticeable in its character, some times it was good, sometimes bad. It did not ocur to me then, as it has since I came to Colorado, that the poorer quality was not Canon City coal at all. but an inferior product sold under the reputation established by your mines here. "When it is considered that the de mand for Canon City coal is greatly in excess of Its output, which I have recently learaed is the case. It Is not to be wondered at that coal dealers in Kansas and Nebraska have taken advantage of the fame of your col lieries to dispose of a much cheap er and Inferior product. While it is dishonest to trade upon the repu tation of another, it is human nature to do so and will probably be con tinued as long as meu compete in matters. Canon City coal ■i. in my opinion, the best semi-bitu minous fuel mined In the west and will And an increasing market in Kansas for many years. 1 am con vinced from personal observation that Fremont county and the upper Ar kansas vslley is destined to become one of the most famous coal producing regions in the United States." BONDS HAVE BEEN SOLD AND MONEY AVAILABLE Governor Peabody received a tele gram Thursday from Ira Mowry. of Morristown. New Jersey, vice presi dent of the Canon City and Royal Gorge Railroad company, stating that the money for the construction of the company's enterprise here was in the bank subject to check. The message from Mr. Mowry is un equivocal In Its meaning and removes the last vestage of doubt that may have existed about the Immediate building of an electric system of transportation through the streets of Canon City. The bonds of the com pany have been underwritten by the hanking Arm of Coggeshall A Hicks, of New York City and the money can be drawn upon at any time the com pany desires to utilise It for construc tion purposes. The only thing that now remains to be done Is to go to work, and Ift Is safe to assume that It will not be de cayed very long as the company, no less than the public. Is anxious to get the enterprise Into operation as soon as possible. Just as soon as City En gineer Chas. Mitten can complete the survey the branch line to the proposed limestone quarries on the road to the top of the Royal Gorge, which will not be longer away than Saturday, bids will be received for the construc tion of that part of the road. It is about five miles from Soda Point to the contemplated limestone quarries and Mr. Heath expresses the opinion that grading will have begun on that division within the next ten days. The company has purchased from the C. F. A I. a tract of land near the Denver A Rio Grande railroad tracks in the western part of the city and will con vert it Into yards for the storage of construction material aad for side tracking Its cars and other machinery. The line to the top of the Royal Gorge will run along the west aide of Band creek, instead of along the east THE DAI7. RECORD $4.50 For a I 1 Year $4.50 bank as was intended in the Granger proposition. A "Y" will be built west of Soda Point for convenience In hand ling both freight and passengers. The location of the car barns has not yet been determined but will be as far up-town as possible for obvious rea sons. In addition to a first class local system of transportation the company promises an electric line to the top of the Royal Gorge in time for the opening of the tourist season of 1908. When all of this is accomplished Can on City will be far more conspicuous on the map of Colorado than It Is at present. POSTOFFICE AT ELDRED SOON TO BE DISCONTINUED The postal authorities at Washing ton have given notice that the post office at Eldred in this county will be discontinued after December 16th and that the Star route from this city, through Garden Park to that point will be abolished as no longer neces sary. John Freek, for many years past postmaster at Eldred, resigned sever al months ago, but only recently did the department act upon it, for such things move very slowly with the officials at the national capltol. When Mr. Freek’s resignation became known the patrons of the Eldred postofflce held a meeting and endeavored to find somebody who was willing to become his successor, but to no purpose, as none of them were disposed to take the office as it is something of a burden without any thing like adequate com pensation. The Famed Outlaw, Nan Patterson, In Action. Arrangements tor Canon City's grant Round-Up Day, on Thanksgiving, are rapidly nearing completion. C. E. Reeves, president of the association, and his able corpa of assistants have been working day and night tor the past two weeks to get the program arranged and a big list ot attractions tor the big show. That Round-Up CANON CITY, COLORADO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1907 The salaries attached to such post offices as the one at Eldred are deter mined by the number of their stamp cancellations, and are consequently, very meagre ones. The office at Eldred has ben conducted by Mr. Freek for a long time past more as an accom modation to his neighbors than any thing else particularly since the post office department has required the mail carrier to gather up letters at the various ranch houses and bring them to Canon City, where their stamps are cancelled. Eldred has had a daily mail service for many years and its discontinuance will be keenly felt by the people re siding in that section as it will ne ! cessitate their coming to Canon City for all of their letters, newspapers and other postal matter. | Geo. B. Kirkland of South Canon has the contract for carrying the mail ! between this city and Eldred and it j would have run till January Ist, 1910, ! bad the government not terminated I it, as it stipulates in such contracts [ that it reserves the right to do at any ! time it may deem necessary as a mat- I ter of economy. The government is generous, however, in such affairs and whenever a Star route is abolished i the mail carrier is allowed his salary 1 for one month after he ceases to per i form such service. Although the El | dred postoffice will be discontinued on the 15th of next month Mr. Kirkland | will draw pay for carrying the mail ; to that point up to the 15th of January. NOVEMBER TERM OF DISTRICT COURT OPENED MONDAY i November term of District Court . convened on Monday with Judge i Morton S. Bailey on the A i short session of court, to dispose of * some routine matters, was held this I forenoon. The opening session proper * however, was held over until after t noon in order that attorneys and suit * ors from remote points in, the county i could get here withou* making an ■ early start. The list of cases on the docket was Day will be one of the greatest shows Canon City ever enjoyed goes without saying. 1 One of the most recent developments Is a letter from Pearl Morgan, the famous Cripple Creeh cowgirl, who has entered her string of cow horses in the relay race. She is the only woman relay rider In the States and is a great attraction wherever she appears. She la also entered In the cowgirl race. WEEKLY called on Monday. Quite a number were reported ready for trial. The cases will not be set, however, until tomorrow. Then the court will get down to hard work. Several important litigations are listed. The case of Frank D. Heath vs. The Great Western Coal company will be argued during this term. Judge Bailey is just home from a week’s visit to Leadville. He enjoyed the trip greatly and says Leadville is booming. TWO NEW CITIZENS WERE CREATED TODAY Naturalization court was held in dis trict court this morning before Judge Bailey. William James, of Lincoln Park and William Allen of Coal Creek are now full fledged subjects of the Big Stick and other powers equally Amer ican. Both have lived in Fremont county for a number of years, and are well kno*n. honorable citizens. So a number Of witnesses testifl''! in each case. A session of district court is being held this afternoon. No ca sez of very great importance, however, are set for trial this week. RAILROAD COMPANY IS ENLARGING ITS OFFICES In anticipation of a busy time during the next few months the Canon City and Roya\ Gorge Electric Railroad Co. has taken steps to enlarge its office room on South Fifth street, and, when its plans are carried out, will have the most spagious and attractive head quarters hi the city. Requisition has been made by the company upon two additional rooms in the building which it occupies and when the necessary al terations have been made it will have a splendid suite of offices. It is the in tention to fit them up in the most com fortable and attractive manner.. Joe Milßom came down from Denver Sunday night to look after some busi ness matters here. Cowboy* all over the western coun try are interested In the scheduled ap i pearance of Nan Patterson, the worst < utlaw mare ever roped on the range. P ne irr. the had one from Steamboat Spr’ngs. Is also a strong drawing card. tters from Interested cowboys and cowgirls are co: ilng Into headquar ter* every day, and Interest grows anaee as the time for the big show nears. BIBLE CLASS MEMBERS HONOR THEIR TEACHER Banquet Spread In Parlors of First Presbyterian Church In Honor of Rev. S. F. Entorf, Who Leaves the City. Rev. S. F. Entorf, who left here today to resume ministerial work in the east, was signally honored by the members of the Bible class of the First Presbyterian Sunday school on Monday night. During the last two and a half years Rev. Entorf has been the teacher of the class in question, succeeding to that position on the death of Elder J. J. Cone, who had been its instructor | for a period of twenty years. By the grace of his personality, his familiarity with the Bible and the interesting man ner in which he presented its truths, Rev. Entorf endeared himself to his pupils and when they learned that he j was going to leave Canon City they j decided to give him some substantial j token of their love and appreciation. Arrangements were accordingly made for a reception and dinner at the church, the plans being carefully con cealed from Rev. Entorf and family, whom it was intended to surprise at the last moment Monday evening, Rev. Entorf and wife were invited to th 3 home of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Evans on Pike avenue. The former endeav ored to excuse himself from its ac ceptance owing to the fact that he had to attend a meeting of the board of education in South Canon, of which he was a member. Mr. and Mrs. Evans however were importunate and he con sented to become their guest. Shortly after the arrival of Rev. and Mrs. Entorf at the Evans home , it was suggested by the host that they go to the Presbyterian church where a social gathering was being held. I Unconscious that he was to be the | guest of honor Rev. Entorf entered i the brilliantly lighted church and was given cordial greeting by the members of the Bible class, as well as by the officers and other teachers in the Sun day school. Not until he had been seated at the table in the dining room of the church and was told of the ban quet did he realize its significance or understand that it was all on his ac count. Capt. H. M. Mingay, president of the Bible class, presided and officiated as toastmaster. Addresses were made by Rev. E. P. Lewis, Rev. J. T. Thomas, C. F. Pressey, Capt. Mingay and others, all of whom gave utterance to the esteem and appreciation in which Rev. Entorf is held in the community and expressed regret that so valuable a man was about to leave for other j fields of work. Rev. Entorf responded in a fitting manner to the addresses of his friends thanking them for their faith and con fidence in him and expressing the hope that he was worthy of their praise. Pleasing features of the affair were the presentation of a purse of money to Rev. Entorf by Capt. Mingay on behalf of his associates of the Bible class, and the gift of a beautiful patch work quilt to Mrs. Entorf by Mrs. Emma Hall on behalf of the ladies of the church. How much money was in the purse was not stated, but it is understood to have been worthy of the donors as well as of the recipient. Rev. Entorf is a presiding elder in the German Evangelical church and came to Canon City nearly three years ago from Peoria, Illinois, on account of his health and engaged in fruit ranching on Lincoln Park. Not wish ing to sever his connection with re ligious work while here he took an active interest in the enterprises of the Presbyterian church and a few months after his arrival here was unanimously elected teacher of the Bible class to carry on the work left without a leader on the death of Elder Cone. Rev. Entorf has recovered to some extent at least his former health and vitality by his residence here and has decided to resume his nsnisterial work with the church with which he has always been affiliated. He left today for Oklahoma, where he will do evangelistic work for a month or more, after which he will probably accept the pastorate of a church of his denomination somewhere in the middle west. His family will remain here during the coming win ter in order to take advantge of the splendid school system we have here. Rev. Entorf is highly respected and esteemed by all who know him, es pecially by his neighbors on Lincoln Park. He has been a leader in all I good works, in religions, moral, social and educational advancement he has been prominent, and his retirement from reform work In this community will leave “an aching void.** In going to his new field of labor Rev. Entorf NO. 46 carries with him the best wishes of the people of Canon City for his suc cess. JONATHAN SEAMAN IS THE LUCKY MAN Jonathan Seaman gets the season ticket to the Lyceum course. He received the most votes for the week ending Tuesday noon. The vote wasn’t heavy for anybody several got along about the same number. The vote for the week was as follows: Jonathan Seaman 3300 W. J. Maddock 2550 Joe Quinn 2200 P. C. Whelan 2200 Fred Duncan 450 Beech Lyons 350 Hagen Stockder 250 Wm. R. Scott 200 The vote of course doesn’t indicate anything on the final result—it is only the votes cast for a single week end ing today. The contest will close some time next month. There is time yet to get in a lot of votes. Those low down in the list may get more in next week than anybody else. People who have votes should get them in. Your friend will enjoy this trip to Old Mexico and you can help him get it. MUCH INTEREST IN CANON CITY IN THE EAST ! At no time in the history of the ; community has there been as many 1 inquiries from eastern people about Canon City as there is at present, due to the advertising: it has had within the last year or two. Letters are be ing: received every day by Secretary Ross asking about Canon City as a place of residence during the winter season and he is kept busy sending out such - descriptive matter relating to , the town and its surroundings as he , has at ooouunnd. This morning* Is -Mr: —Roes’ mall was a letter from E. R. Torgler of the firm of Braun. Torgler & Co., of To ledo. Ohio, asking about Canon City. He says, "My wife and a friend of hers are desirous of spending the win- I ter in Colorado and your city has been , very highly recommended as one of the most atractive places in the state. They prefer to live on a ranch where they will be able to go horseback rid ing. Neither of the ladies are sick.” Mr. Torgler’s letter is typical of , scores of such communications and i shows the necessity of a first class , illustrated booklet descriptive of the community to be mailed to eastern ’; people likely to come here on buslnesa i or pleasure. The money put into i! such advertising would be a paying r | investment for the city. FOOT OUT OFF BY RIO GRANDE SWITCH ENGINE Janies McKenzie, the twelve year old son of Jas. H. McKenzie of 1430 River street, had his left foot cat off by a switch engine in the Denver A Rio Grande yards about 3 o'clock Monday afternoon. The McKenzie boy and several of his associates were playing near the coal chutes when the switch engine came up from the lower yards and stopped near the intersection of the main track. The boys took advantage of the opportunity to climb upon the locomotive, regarding the affair as a great lark. Observing the boys in the ! gangway, between the engine and the ! tender, the fireman ordered them to | get off as he was going to move ahead. They all jumped down with out injury, except the McKenzie boy, who slipped on the icy step and fell under the wheels with the result al ready chronicled. % The unhappy lad was picked up by the engineer and taken to the railroad station and the ambulance telephoned for to take him to the hospital in order that his wound might be dressed. The victim is getting along quite as well as could be expected In view of the eerioueaeee of hfcs injury, but at best will always be a cripple. Hie father Is an expressman and has the contract for carrying the mail for the Florence A Cripple Creek road be tween the Rio Grande station and the postottce.