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The Canon City Record.
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
“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."
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
$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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
A session of district court is being
held this afternoon. No ca sez of very
great importance, however, are set for
trial this week.
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
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
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
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
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
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
The vote for the week was as
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.
! 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.
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

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