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The Canon City Record.
VOL. XXX Tight Money Market Stops Bids On Cottonwood Water Contractor. Are Unable to Supply Certified Checks and Opening of Propositions Is Indefinitely postponed-New Food Inspection Ordinance Passed First Reac 4 -Notes of Council’s Doings. A ripple from the troubled seas ol*2 finance has disturbed what a few } weeks ago was a placid proposition for Cottonwood water. Monday night the regular meeting of City Council in City Hall, was the time and place tor the much delayed and oft post poned opening of bids. But there were no bids to open. Contractor Alien of Denver, was present, as well as some others who frafl contemplated bidding on the con struction work. The contractors frankly stated to Council that in the present condition of the money mar ket It is Impossible for them to secure a bond or a certified check for $20,000. as is required in the advertisement for the bids. It was after the regular routine business of Council had been disposed of that the report of the Water Com mittee was called for. The members of that committee, knowing the situa tion. had no formal report to make. The spirit seemed to move the gather ing towards an informal talk about the matter, and a recess was declared. This lasted about a half hour. Coun cil was “at ease" officially, but the brows of the City Fathers wore a troubled expression as the contractors explained the utter impossibility of doing business on the water question at the present time. Councilmen and contractors gradually drifted to the rear parlor of the hall, where quite a lengthy chat was held over the situa-. tion. At length the gavel called to order. Chairman Okey. of the Water committee, briefly explained the situa tion. After stating that the night for the opening of bids had arrived, he further stated that there were no bids to open and no possibility of dla- ! posing of the proposed bond issue, i For this reason he moved that the, opening of bids be indefinitely defer- . red. The motion passed. Alderman Lankins made a talk in favor of submitting the Cottonwood , proposition to the people at the pres ent time. He thinks that no time is j fetter than the present. The bids, he said, depend upon the bond issue and the sale of the bonds depend on the «vote of the people. So he think# it Is about time for the people to have a say In the matter. Other members of the body thought, j however, that there was nothing tang ible to submit at the present time, and no action was taken on the proposed ! vote While it looked bad for water Mon- j day It looked better for meat. Alder- I man Hiatt, chairman of the ordinance committee, submitted a food Inspection ordinance which has been prepared by him and the city attorney, with the assistance of Dr. F. N. Carrier. This ordinance, which Is modeled after those in force at Colorado Springs. Fbrt Collins. Greeley and other points, is a mighty able document. Dr. Lamb expressed some doubt as to whether or not the ordinance, with its strict provisions, can be enforced. Details of the enforcement were explained to him, however, and he voted "aye” with the rest when the ordinance passed first reading. The new measure should prove a great power for health and sanitation. It la exhaustive In Its provisions. It requires groceries to pay an annual license fee of $2.60. Meat markets Bust pay $lO and slaughter houses 915. Rigid Inspection of tha killing of all meats It provided for, according to the rules laid down by the United tales Department of Agriculture. A food inspector will have this work In charge. The licenses will help pay the salary of such an Inspector. Dr. Wilson Pearson, a local veterinary, made application tor the position and his application was filed. Considerable routine business was disposed of by Council. The salary of Water Superintendent Van Patten was Increased from 990 to 9100. In this action Council showed Its appre ciation for an able official and made the salary adequate for much extra work that baa been added to the posi tion sines It was taken by Mr. Van Patten. The Increase was created by motion. When Councilman Garrett asked tor a year’s extension of the Senta Fe Railroad's water contract Councilman Okey wanted to know whether "one or forty" engines were watered a day by that railroad. The rate peld Is THE DAILY RECORD If Paid In Advance This Month $4.50r For a Full Year $4.50 J, *1 £.•5 per month. The matter was re- to the water committee for in tn gation. « estray ordinance passed second r*§.?r g and was passed finally. The Fe railroad was granted per mi to make a street improvement nea depot. An electric line which will built to operate a motor at the t nines west of town will carry the c .ent necessary for lighting the Hot Springs addition. For this the people out that way will be grateful, as they have been waiting long for lights. The light on Ninth street, near the High School, hasn’t been shot out since the last council meeting. The Colorado Telephone company, in a communication, accepted the recent ly passed franchise and forwarded bond In the required amount for the faithful fulfillment of its provisions. J. F. Marr, representing the Civic Improvement League, appeared before council and asked that the streets be cleaned up before the great Thanks giving Kound-up. Many strangers will be here then, he stated, and as a matter of public pride the town should put on Its very best appear ance. He suggested that Main, Eighth and Ninth streets be gone over, clean ed. leveled up and made generally attractive. His request was referred to the street committee with power to act. It was a happy meeting of Council, in spite of the grave situations that confronted the august body. "I want the people of Canon City to have every thing they want,” said Alderman L.in kins, in discussing the meat Inspec tion ordinance. "If this is the ordin ance they want I am in favor of It." he added. “Suppose the people want ; ed a case of beer." commented Alder j man Hiatt, and the smile went ’round. H. S. McNULTY ENTERED PLEA OF GUILTY H. 8. McNulty, who has been con fined In the county jail since August 19th. on the charge of embezzlement, entered a plea of guilty when ar raigned before Judge Dailey of the district court a few days ago. Mc- Nulty is accused of the embezzlement of about ninety dollars from the Uni ted tates Smelting and Reduction company by whom he was employed in a clerical capacity. He was re manded until next week for sentence. Something About That Trip To Old Mexico THE DAILY RECORD is offering to send some gentleman employe for a trip to the City of Mexico. The gift will tndode railroad fare to the City of Mexico and retom and $lOO.OO in gold for spending money. Sohscribers to the Daffy and Weekly Record are to choose the Every time a sobscribcr to the Daffy Record pays foe a month's subscription he gets 50 votes. If he pays foe a year at a w<m ($4.50 now foe a year in advance) he gets 1,000 votes. A year's payment to the Weekly Record entitles sohncrlbets to 200 votes. The contest wffl end tn December and the start wffl be made between Janaary Ist and Janaary 10th. Following are the people being voted foe. Haven't yoo a friend in the list? Jonathan P. C. Whelan Ed. Bocock W. J. Haddock Fred Donean Hagen Stockder Joe Qainn Beech Lyons Wm. R. Scott CANON CITY, COLORADO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER a*, 1907 City Attorney Taylor, commenting on the effectiveness of ordinances, < cited an old one on the books which j < provides tha horses can be driven in- '» side the city limits at only a “moder- i ate” rate of speed. It was the son- i sensus of opinion that the speed would 1 depend largely on the talent of the horse. Mr. Llnklns objected to the bicycle ordinance which provides that 1 ‘‘both hands must be kept on the 1 handle bars.” This, he thinks, is a i knock on trick riding. MORMON ELDERS SKILLFUĹY ELUDED THE CITY POLICE A half dozen Mormon elders in- ! < vaded Canon City a few days ago for f < the purpose of carrying on the pro- i paganda of the church of the Latter j' Day Saints and were very industrious I in their evangelism until warrants i were sworn out for their arest on the 1 charge of selling books without a ' license, when, like the Arab, “they i folded their tents and stole silently away.” Soon after their arrival in town a couple of them called on Mayor Seely at his home and asked permis sion to preach on the streets. They were told that if they attempted to ; hold any meetings on the streets they SMELTER CLOSES DOWN FOR USUAL REPAIRS Will Be Closed lor Six Weeks or Two Months—Expects to Open Soon After January First. The plant of the United Stateß t Smelting & Reduction company in ’ South Canon will close down today 1 1 for the purpose of cleaning up the ; flues, bag rooms and making some 1 needed repairs to the buildings and f machinery. 1 It has been the custom of the com- 1 panv to suspend operations for • a i short time at Intervals of two or three years and the present close- ! down is in conformity with that policy. 1 It was not the intention of the man agement, however, to inaugurate the 1 cleaning up process until after the i first of January, but the recent fall- 1 ing off in the demand for white lead. < which is the principal product of the ! plant, affords the company an oppor- ] t unity to do so now at a minimum of I loss and they are taking advantage 1 of It * I The plant will ha JMMfted as soon i as the paint market readjusts Itself. ] which will probably b«lnt very short . time as the demand for paint is al- I most as constant as the demand for i groceries, or any of the other neces- 1 slties of life. While the company has not made any definite promise on the i WEEKLY would bt .arrested if any ordinance could be found authorizing such a pro cedure. They were very indignant lover the refusal of Mr. Seely to allow them to preach on the public streets and called down the maledictions of heaven upon him. The? made a pretty thorough can vass of the city, going from house to house endeavoring to sell books and trying by every means in their power to make proselytes for the church of Brigham Young. Complaints were made fen the authorities in relation to their actons and warrants feere then sworn Wut for their arrest on the ground that they were violating the ! city ordnances by selling books with i out a . license. Although Marshal | Housta made a diligent search for them 1 mdav night he was unable to find tli an, they having skipped the town avoid arrest They said they had «*» up the Arkansas valley from the sta I line, but had nowhere been as hart |y treated as they were here. •\m E Mrs. • ferriam is making an official visit U 'the schools in the eastern part county this week. Port land, H irdscrabble and Woodruff are among the places she expects to visit subject It is intimated that the plant will be reopened for business by the first of the year, or very soon there after. It is believed that something like six weeks will be required to give the machinery the overhauling it needs, and. by that time, it is expected the market for paint will have become normal. The plant of the United States Smelting ft Reduction company here |is the only one of the kind in the west devoted to the manufacture of white lead, or paint pigment, and is not shut down for the purpose of transferring the business to some oth !er point Its suspension of operations 1 Is, as baa already been stated, for the purpose of allowing a thorough clean ing up of the premises in accordance with the rules of the company. The production of white lead is too neces sary to permit the plant here to remain closed very limgr Although the fires were drawn today it will not be long before they are rekindled and business resumed at the big establishment on Smelter hill. There need be no fear of a permanent shut down. CITY ATTORNEY TAYLOR GOING AFTER DRUGGISTS Druggists Who Fill Prescriptions Second Time Will Be Prosecuted— Physicians Must Not Hive Prescriptions Except Where Liquor Is Necessary In Treatment—No Provision For Thanksgiving Mince Pie. City Attorney Taylor says that some ] of the drug stores are violating the liquor ordinance and they must cease or be prosecuted. It has been the habit it seems for some of the druggists to sell without prescription to the patient if he ap peared to need a stimulant, and in other cases some men have prescrip tions which they have filled regularly. Both are clearly against the law and violations will be prosecuted. If you need liquor you must have a physician’s prescription. The physi cian must examine you and must not prescribe liquor unless your condition demands it. So no one will suffer for lack of it if the occasion demands it. So far as this reporter knows there is no provision made whatever for that Thanksgiving mince pie. Mr. Taylor's Siitfft It has come to my knowledge sev eral times recently that some of the drug stores of our city are violating the liquor ordinance in different ways and especially that part of section three which is as follows: Section 3.—“ The City Council of said city may, on application in wri ting, stating street and number of place of business, grant a license to any regular druggist, who they believe is honestly engaged in the drug busi ness, to sell said liquors for medicinal purposes, but no sale for such pur pose, shall be made except on a pre scription of a duly licensed and prac ticing physician and signed by such physician, and said physician shall I state in said prescription that he has examined the party to whom the pres cription was issued and that the liquor so prescribed is necessary in the treatment of said person, and said prescription only being good for the quantity specified therein, and for one purchase only.” Especially have I been informed that certain of our druggists are making it a practice of filling the same pre ■fccHpffcm for Intoxicating liquors as many times as they are presented and whether the prescription contains the required certificate from the physi cian as set forth in the foregoing or dinance. If a physician issues a prescription for intoxicating liquors without satis BISHOP WARREN CLASS SECOND ANNUAL BANQUET The second annual banquet of the members of the Bishop Warren class of the First Methodist church was held in the church parlors Tuesday evening and was in all respects the most not able social and gastronomic event in the history of the organisation. The banquet was served under the direction of the Ladies Aid society, and was highly creditable to the skill of the members in the culinary art and elicited deserved praise and com mendation from those who sampled the excellence of their cookery. The dining room was elaborately decor ated a la Japanese and its beauty was the subject of many complimentary remarks. To carry the illusion as far as possible much of the tableware was Oriental in design and manufacture. The reception committee was com posed of Messrs. Frank York, George Batchelor. A. G. Parsons and Robert Boyle, and by the heartiness and cor diality of its welcome the guests were made to feel the genuineness of the hospitality of which they were to be the beneficiaries. In addition to the class membership there were present the teachers of the various classes of young men in the different Sunday schools of the city, making in the aggregate a large company. Four tables were spread for the banquetters, each containing covers for twenty guests, but only sixty-eight sat down to enjoy the M feast of reason and flow of soul.” The menu consisted of Consomme- In cups, roast turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes, browned sweet po tstoes, creamed onions, pickles, celery. i Tying himself that the liquor is to be used for medicinal purposes, and so certifies, he violates the ordinance, and if a druggist fills a prescription with* out such certificate, or fills the same prescription twice he violates the law and subjects himself to fine, imprison ment and a forfeiture of his license. I want to give one and all fair warn ing that if the ordinance is not com ; plied with I shall hereafter prosecute \ the ones who violate its provisions. I ! call the druggists attention to this matter hoping that they have had no ! intention to thus violate the law and that when the matter is called to their attention they will hereafter comply strictly with the terms and provision* of the city ordinance. A. L. TAYLOR, City Attorney. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAKING DITCH INSPECTION Th members of the board of direct i ore of the De Weese-Dye Ditch and » Reservoir company, consisting of D&il 5 De Weese, Geo. W. Griffin, W. B. Row -1 land. M. E. Snow and Joe Stoeckel, are today making an annual inspection f of the ditch bed from the headgate in • Grape Creek canon to where the< ditch f emerges upon Lincoln Park. The in > spection is for the purpose of making i an enlargement of its water carrying ‘ capacity and such other improvements * as may be suggested by the trip. ANOTHER LIFE TIMER ENROLLED AT THE PENITENTIARY L l Sheriff William Orthen of Mineral * county passed through Pueblo Mon - day morning en route to Canon City, ? having in charge James Sulphridge, a i life prisoner. The official was willing 1 to take no chances with his man and > although the murderer was heavily ? shackled and handcuffed he was placed in a solitary cell of the city jail until t time for the departure of the train 5 for the west at noon. According to the sheriff of Mineral ?' county the murder of w”hlch Sulph- I ridge recently was convicte ”, was one i i of the most cruel and dastardly in the -history of the courts of that section -of Colorado, and every precaution was taken in order that the crftninal might i have no chance to escape. Pueblo - I Chieftain. jelly, Boston brown bread, white bread, tomato salad, wafers, lemon sherbet, cake and coffee. Idris Roberts, president of the class, officiated as toastmaster, and at the conclusion of the dinner, the follow ing program of speech and song was presented: Sentiment: “A little nonsense now and then. Is relished by the best of men.’* — Socrates. The Class Earl Miller Sentiment: -Let him not boast who puts the ar mor on, As he who takes it off, the battle done.” —Longfellow. Honorary Members .. George Krueger Sentiment: M We find in life exactly what we put in it”—Emerson. The Class Frank York Sentiment: -Union does everything when it is perfect.”—Senancou r. Superintendent A. H. White Bentiment: “The greatest trust between man and Is the trust of giving counsel.”— Lord Bacon. Visiting Classes W. B. McMillan Sentiment: “Friendship above all ties doth bind the heart. And faith in friendship is the noblest part.”—Earl of Orrery. Pastor Rev. Hollenbeck Sentiment: “Let the great book of the world be yon principal study.”—Chesterfield. Singing by all, “Blest be the tie that Binds.” NO. 47