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The Canon City Record.
VOL. XXXI Guy U. Hardy Buys Campbell Lumber Yard Mr. Campbell Will Travel and Mr: Hun toon Will Move to Grand Junction — A Big Business and Real Estate Deal Negotiation* were completed Tues day afternoon by which Guy U- Hardy becomes the owner of the Campbell Lumber Co. The company has been owned by Gilbert Campbell and W. C. Hun toon. Both gentlemen dispose of their entire interest which makes it one of the biggest deals in recent mas the. The change In ownership w(ll take place July Ist Tile Campbell Lumber Co. has one Of the finest equipped lumber yards and plants In the state. Mr. Campbell Baa owned and built up four lumber yards and this one has been his especial pride. Lumbermen say It Is as near a perfect yard as money can equip. Pbr some time Mr. Campbell has felt the need of rest and has desired to get away from entire business He will not more away at once and for the present will keep his home on Green wood avenue. Later In the season Mr. and Mrs. Campbell will take their automobile and go to California where they will eeek rest, recreation and such pleasure as are to be found on the coast. Belore another year passes they hope to make an extended visit to Europe. Mr. Campbell has been in active basins** in Canon City for ten years, and be was in the lumber and bank ing business eighteen years before ooming here. Mr. Hun toon has been aasoeiated with him here for about alas years. Mr. HaaSoon will move his family over to Qrand Jaaetton about July Ist Site For New Reservoir Purchased By City Council ftldirwm Hiatt, Acting Under Instroctioos, Acquires Title to Eight and a Third Acres for Settling Bastns, Fil tration Plant and Resrrrotrs—To be Located on Slope of Fresaonts Peak, Near Kenlry’i Gardens Actio* under a commission from the city council Alderman Hiatt baa purchased from William Kenley a tract of eight and one-third scree of land on the eastern elope of Fremont's Peak, located Immediately north of the Kenley residence and sixty or seventy feet shore the grade of the state ditch, to be used in connection with the proposed municipal water system It Is the only available alts for a reservoir, filtration and settling basins along the line of the conduit until Al pine terrace la reached, where a sec ondary series of reservoirs and ba sins will be constructed. The price paid for the property was 11,600, which is considered reasonable enough In view of Its value for the purposes Intended. Such basins as are needed will have to be excavated, but the character of the soil Is such that It can be easily doae and without great expense. The geology la peculiarly favorable for the creation of a reservoir at that point and on that account has com mended Itself very strongly to the en gineer In charge of the work. The reservoir and settling basins will oc cupy an area of approximately five acres and they will be glvon a lining of oament, on concrete, to prevent the leakage of water, ttehh of which would otherwise perctmte through the sandy stratum beneath and be lost to the city. Harding Bros., who own the proper ty adjoining the proposed reservoir alto, have very generously tendered to the city council any land that It may heed for the extension of Its set tling baslas and storage system at that pout without cost to the city. The water will be conveyed to the sett Hag hastes hy means of a woods sa pipe line ooaaoottog with the mate aahdult on the Utah grade, a goartar of a ate away. There will he a and take a responsible position in the Independent Lumber company which has several yards and mills on the western slope. Mr. Campbell and Mr. Huntoon have considerable interest in this company and one of their chief rea sons for letting loose here is to per mit Mr. Huntoon to look after their Joint interests in the west. The business of the Independent Lumber company has grown to such magnitude in the last few years that his associates feel that Mr. Huntoon, who is a large owner in the company, should devote some of his time to its management. He will make Grand Junction his permanent home. The lumber business is not so much a new line with Mr. Hardy as some might think—knowing only his con nection with The Record. He has been closely identified with lumber operations for several years and knows a great deal about what he is taking hold of. He will not take possession until July Ist when he will arrange to devote most of his persoual attention to that business. Mr. Hardy has owned and published The Record for thirteen years. Dur ing the past eight years he has de voted only a portion of his time to the Record management, having, much of the time, other Interests that required his attention. He has no idea of mak ing any changes at the present time about The Record office, ownership or policy and will see that The Record does not suffer in any way by his other connections. pressure of something like 25 pounds to the square loch In the conduit at the point where the water will be tak en out for the reservoir %nd It will be forced up through a wooden pipe laid at an angle of 25 degrees or more un til It reaches the settling basins, from which It will be conveyed by grav ity to the filtration beds and thence Into the reservoir. The conduit from the Intake eight miles up In the Royal Gorge, to a point opposite the terminus of the grade of the old state ditch, will come down the south bank of the Arkansas river, being attached In some manner to the walls of the Canon. It will cross the river on a steel viaduct, restin ■on a concrete foundation,.and tor the re mainder of the way through the gorge will be imbedded In the grade of the old state ditch. There are many advantages In hav ing the preliminary reservoir on the Kenley property, one of the most Im portant being Its accessibility to the Intersection of Second and Main streets, where the connection with the city watermalns will have to be made, as that Is the only place where a six teen Inch water pipe Is to be found. Another argument In Its favor Is the fact that the formation Is better there for reservoir purposes than anywhere else. The decision to establish a reser voir and settling basins on the Kenley property will In no wise Interfere with the plans to build a reservoir at Al pine terrace. Indeed, it Is only an elaboration of the original Idea. It Is prompted both by economy and expe diency and will no doubt commend Itself to the public. The pressure of water In the mains ,at the head of Main street as a result of the Kenly reservoir will be about M pounds to tbs square lush, or about the same ns wo have now when the foil pvessurs IS SSL CANON CITY, COLORADO. THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1908 CATTLE BUSINESS GROWING RAPIDLY IN THIS COURTY Toll Witcher of West Four Mile and George V. Rogers of Park county, who are among the best known and most successful cattlemen in this section of the state, left here on the Santa Fe ; train Wednesday for El Paso, Texas, for the purpose of buying eight or nine thousand head of yearling, southern bred, steers to be brought here and pastured on the ranges along Currant and Wilson creeks in the northwestern part of this county. If the purchase is made, as there is every reason to believe it will, it will be one of the biggest transactions of !the kind in the history of the cattle 1 business in this locality. Mr. Witcher sold out his cattle in terests last year, but it was for the purpose of re-engaging in it on a still larger scale with Texas bred stock as the basis of the industry. It has been demonstrated that cattle grow larger and are more hardy when fed on the grasses along the upper slopes of tha mountains than they do when reared on the plains, hence are more profit able to the owner. On the other hand the percentage of calves is greater on the lowlands than in the mountain districts and many of the more pro gressive ranchers bring the young stock here from Texas, Kansas, Ne braska and other states, where it is kept until it gets to be four years of age when it is in condition for the market. Much of the stock sold at El Paso is raised on the ranges of Chihuahua and Sonora in Old Mexico, thousands of head of which every year find their way to Colorado to t*e fattened for market. In the former state grazing conces sions have been granted by the gov ernment to companies jM*d individuals and a few people control the cattle business, which is one of great im portance to the welfare of the coun try. Mr. Witcher expects to purchase five thousand head of young steers on. his own account and Mr. Rogers about 3,000 head. It will require four or five special trains to bring them herej the first of which is expected to ar rive In the course of the next ten days or two weeks. They will probably be unloaded at Howard, or some other point fa the] western port of the county, and rdriv- . en to the pasturage grounds where they will feed upon* the bunch gyass along the eastern slope of the con tinental divide. While Mr. Rogers la a resident of Park county his cattle grace principally on the ranges along Currant, Wilson and Cottonwood creeks, ranging occasionally as far down as Lower Four Mile. The cattle business in Fremont county is growing and there ia, per haps. as much stock in the ranges here as on any similar area in the state, and the Investment in the bus iness most be well towards a million dollars. The assessment last year shows that there were only 13,520 head of cattle in the county, but the actual number is, do doubt, far great er than that Perhaps 30.000 would be nearer the mark. Mrs. C. A. Calhoun of Canon City was the guest of Balida friends sev eral days last week. She visited the families of Dr. McClure and Joe Ran dol. Mrs. Calhoun returned home last Sunday.—Salida Mall. OFFER COJiTUiUED Three Fine Magazines Given to Yon Free of Charge The Port OHce Do port Meat Irrurti Ikal ■rwipaprn pot Mr aab sertpUaa Hats prsrtkallf ra o rash basis. Weeklies will art be permitted to tire credit for more than one jeer —art the Port Olftee Department kas set April Ist for Ike time whca the bow order pees late effect. Several people OB the Weekly Record list are la debt aad we arge pea to help at to be able to conform to this order. Went poa kladlp ami) aa a cheek I Aa aa extra ladacemeat to pet all to eleaa this asatter ap at eaee we win auke this effer^- To all who pap ap to thla aroatb—APßlL—papiag act less thaa •LM, we will aeed for sae peer three Hoe famllp mmpaalaea akaolatelp free of charge. The magmrtaes aret— The Mother's Magazine. Dressmaking at Home. Spate Moments. Thep are an Ugh daaa, weO edited heart r~* — Md waD worth htffMalert Taa eaa have aampiaa hp aaUßff at the 1100 RB Mhb Mu artff east aa beaw rteaep aad the affar arffl art ataad epaaa Oat '“"uMkal lha hlpm we paid to aa pear hM WEEKLY LOUIS BROWN DIED AT HOSPITAL MONDAY NIGHT SJ —. bggis Brown, who was brought here frOf* Rock vale Sunday night to be treitfed for a bullet wound inflicted bjr Bfcundo Senor, died at Dr. Graves’ hospital at 9 o’clock Monday, and the raisins are now in charge of the cor- Tlie deceased, who was an Italian, was | operated on soon after being brought here for the removal of the bullbt and it was ascertained that his injuries were of a serious character, altfnmgh they were not regarded as necessarily fatal. Tjie story of the shooting, as near as fe have been able to find out is as Allows: About 6 o’clock Sunday evening Se> gvßlo entered Orrechio’s saloon at Rockvale and ordered a bottle'of beer, wU ;h he proceeded to drink while sUu ding at the bar. Brown, who was sitt ag down in the rear of the room, can e up behind him and, without ut ter! tg a word, struck him a heavy bio r on the head with a revolver. Se gui do whirled about as quickly as pofl lible to And out who his assailant wag, as he was unaware of the pres ent » of Brown in the saloon. He thr ist his right hand into his coat poi ket and without withdrawing it Art I twice, each of the bullets tear ing a hole in hi, pocket and coat *1 he first shot went wide of the mark and lodged In the bar, some live or ■Uc feet away. The second, however, wi ■ directed by a triier aim and stl ick Brown in the addomen, inflict lni a fatal wound. When Brown struck So mr over the head with his revolver thi weapon fell out of his hand and he was defeqpeless, when the latter he jhn to shoot Not a word was said d, tag the trouble, and, except for the report of Senor's gun, there was no ■mensl noise in the saloon. A few Minutes after the shooting occurred ■inor was tahen into custody by Deputy Blsrlt George Arthur and Mfiked up in the county Jail, where he I in v being held pending a preliminary IhUbrtng on the charge of murder. CAR LOAD OF BUICK AUTES FOR CANON CITY Fruri XL Powell of the MacTarlmnd mt«ll Alto, compear of Dearer, aai distributor* tot the Buick Auto Co.. spent Tuesday in the city and commissioned Charles R. McLain as exclusive agent for the Buick automobiles in Fremont, Chaf fee and Cuatar counties. Mr. McLain has ordered a car load of these popular automobiles which will be" shipped at once direct from the factory to Canon City. As eoon as delivered they will be on exhibition at the garage of the Canon Auto company and their utility will be demonstrated in a careful and competent manner by R. J. Knight and H. H. Miller. The Buick Auto company of Flint, Michigan,,has grown to have the larg est production of automobiles in the world, made by any one concern. The essential parts of these stand ard cars will be carried in Canon City and Denver so that upon the shortest possible notice a user of these autos mar have repairs made. This is of the utmost importance in a country so rough as this in which the stoutest car in the most careful hands may meet with an accident to some important part. Delegates Elected To The County Convention Republicans of Precinct No. I bad a Largely Attended *««* Harmonius Meeting Toeaday Evening JMli Named Foil Quota of Repreaentatires—South Canon Also Elected Delegates A largely attended primary of the Republican voters of Canon City pre cinct No. 1 was held In the district court room at 8 o’clock last night in pursuance of a call issued by Dr. F. N. Carrier, precinct chairman, for the purpose of selecting thirty-six dele gates to attend the Republican coun ty convention at Florence tomorrow, whose province it will be to elect 19 delegates to the state convention and 19 delegates to the congressional con vention, both of which will be held at Pueblo on Tuesday the 28th, inst. The primary, which was participated in by many of the representative Re publicans of the community, was call ed to order by Dr. Carrier, who stated the purposes of the gathering. C. A. Beghtol was made secretary and. on motion A. R. Frisbie, Dr. R. K Holmes and D. N. Cooper were appointed a committee to submit a list of dele gates to represent the precinct at the county convention. The committee re tired from the convention hall an<L a few minutes later presented the fol lowing report, which was unanimous ly adopted: Dr. F. N. Carrier, John Cleghorn, C. C. Dawson, W. L. Morris, Guy D. Hardy, Dr. R. E. Holmes, Rev. J. T. Thomas Jr., R. D. Lewis, A. R. Fris bie, C. J. Fredi 1 iwl—rt r H. McLain, WILL BUILD TELEPHONE LINE INTO THE GORGE Plans are being discusfed by the Colorado Telephone company for the construction of a Ijne into the Royal Gorge for the use of the city daring the construction of the proposed new gravity water system, although no nr* rangements to that end have yet been announced owing to the difficulties in the way of carrying out the enterprise. Phil Hamlin of Denver, confidential agent of the president of the company, was here yesterday, and in company with Manager Campbell of the local exchange, had a conference with Al derman Okey and other members of the city council in relation to the stringing of the contemplated wire up to the pipe line intake, two or three miles beyond the Hanging Bridge, but it was decided to take no action in Saloon Men Vote Their Rivals Out Of Business Village Cotmcd at Prospect Heights, Composed of Ltqoor Sellers, Refosed to Renew the f .teenies of Three Other Thirst Parlors The members of the recently elected village council in Prospects Heights are either great humorists, have sud denly been seized with Spartan-like virtue, or are very mercenary. Which of these is the true explanation we are unable to state with absolute cer tainty, but are inclined to impute to them the latter motive in accounting for their unexpected conduct a few nights ago. At the municipal election there on Tuesday Gustave Oleson was re-elect ed mayor and Louis Vi re, Tony Adam ic and G. Ricchutti, trustees, suc ceeding William Loughtery, John Kemmic and John Neusick. as mem bers of the .village board. The council was convened for or ganisation the following evening, at which time application was made by F. P. Goldsberry and Dave Blythe. Cesare Juiliani and James Govern for the renewal of their saloon licenses, but they were turned down cold on the ground that their places of busi ness had not been conducted with that dignity and decorum compatible with the liquor trade in Prospect Heights, hence they were a menace to the peace and quiet of the commun ity. The action of the eonnell In refus ing Its sanction to rrtssss these li censes waa astonishing to all. as much so to the petitioners as to the pnbUe at large. As Me mwfcsrs oonld neither be oonasd nor cajoled NO. 16 D. N. Cooper, Matt Lines, J. L. Coop er, F. F. Thompson, C. A. Biggs, Capt~ J. B. Hannum, W. T. Wallace, C. 8. Hudson, Joseph Ball, M. J. Erana, H. L. Plummer, C. C. Nelson, Dr. J. Hom er Dickson, C. W. Van Patten, V. B. Simon, Will Booking, James H. Pea body, C. A. Beghtol, John C. Hysaong, Mark May, Late Combs, D. E. Gibson, A. L. Jeffrey, Jas. L. Morgan and C. F. Pressey. The report, which was read by Mr. Frisbie, embodied the subjoined reso lution, which was concurred in with out dissent: “Resolved, . That it is the sense of this primary that no proxies be al lowed; that the delegates present in person cast the entire vote of the dele gation.” - A primary of the Republicans of wards 1 and 2 of precinct No. 13, in cluding South Canon and Lincoln Park, was held at the town hall in South Canon last night and .the fol lowing delegates elected to represent them in the county convention at Flor ence : M. R. Geraghty, Philip Hayes, John Thomas, Ed C. Stinemeyer, Z. D. Barn ha rdt, A. S. Bailey, David Robinson, J. K. Humphrey, T. H. Jeffries, F. B. Quinlan, J. J. Deniston, F. X. Miller, William Smith, A. C. Wright, J. L York.-—* Clyde Davie the matter until the company's east* neer could so over the ground and make a report. The construction of the line will be a difficult and expensive proposition as it will be necessary to bans it on iron rods fastened into the wall of the canon in much the same way that the telegraph wires are supported. There will also be a telephone box at the head of the reservoir on the heights above Kenley’s garden's. There wilt of necessity he considerable blast ing of rock in the Royal Gorge pre liminary to the laying of the water works conduit and a telephone will be imperative to inform the railroad company of any obstruction to its track from falling rock. During the installation of the water pipe line through the Royal Gorge the Denver £ Rio Grande train service will have to be regulated by the telephone. ter there was no other course open to Messrs. Goldsberry, Blythe, Govern, etal., but to lock their doors against a thirsty and importunate clientele and idly si: on the fence and watch their former patrons drop their money into the tills of their old-time competi tors. It was a very exasperating situa tion, but there was no help for it and the philosophical thing to do was to grin and bear it. Now that the ousted saloon men have had time to recover from their astonishment and get their second breath they are ready to contest what they call high-handed and unwarrant ed action of the council in denying their applications for license. They have consulted attorneys and will car ry the matter into the courts for ad judication as soon as arrangements to that end can be made. They intimate that if they can get no legal redress they will take the matter into their own hands and drive the usurpers out of the community. It is certainly a peculiar state of affairs and one that will, probably lead to a great deal of ill feeling unless an amicable adjust ment of the difficulty can be effected. There were seven saloons in Pros pect Heights before the dictatorial action of the village council Wednes day night In legists ting three of them oat of business Those that rsssstn belong to Tony Adamic, Loots Plre, G. Rleehottt and Jola Adamle. aU of espt the totter.