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The Canon City Record.
VOL. XXXI REPUBLICANS ORGANIZE A TAFT AND SHERMAN CLUB Enthusiastic Meeting Held Saturday Night to Promote The Success of the Campaign in this County. — Every Friend of Chicago Platform In vited to Become a Member. Whatever of apparent apathy or in difference may have been manifested by the Hepubllcan voters of Canon City In relation to the poll ileal cam paign now In progress, ’ and, which will culminate at the election on the third of next munth, was dissipated at a meeting held at the party head quarters in the Apex building Satur day night for the purpose of discuss ing plans for forming an association to assist In the work of carrying for ward the principles they represent and which they believe to be neces sary to a continuance of public pros pnrttjr. Bo enthusiastic was the gathering, however, that it was unanimously de afded to organize a Taft and Sherman slab at once and a hundred dollars was subscribed by those present as the nucleus of a campaign fund. The masting was called to order by Dr. F. M. Carrier, chairman of the county oentral committee, after which Ed ward McLain pres sated the Idea of an aggressive. effective organization, which was Immediately adopted and Allan Jameson elected president, Ed ward Mac Lain first vice president, M. R. Oerarghty. second vice president, sad Joaatahan flssmsn, secretary and transarer. Executive comndttee, Ed ward Mart ala, chairman: Julius Oamer, Lafe Combs and Qeo. E Col la the preamble to the membership Mat drafted by Mr. MacLaln. It Is aimed, "that, bsHevlag in the prln MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROSITY OF COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION Will Ptofcably be Made a Regular Annual Feature in Con nection with County Fair.—Visited by Many Interested People.—Report of Committee The school fair, now being held In ms Harrison block and which will be son tin util next year was made pos sible by the generosity of the board of directors of the Fremont County Fair association, some sight or nine ago,' which appropriated from Its treasury the sum of one hundred do Lars for an educational exhibit to bo made in connection with the an uaal display of the farm, garden and mdustrtal resources of. the county to be held In September. When the asao elallon decided at the June meeting of the hoard of directors not to hold a fair this year the appropriation made for a school exhibit wee not with drawn end M farmed the nsucleus for — afiBKSRfIM live soismlltee, appointed by Presi dent Coulter of the fair association, ooastating of Mrs. Minnie C. Marriam. eoanty superintendent of schools, Frank W. ShalUa of Otis otty.Miae W dora Britt of South Sanon. Mlee Lule MoOorkle of Florened and L7A. Moo ylhaa of Rockrale. Immediately "got baay" with the Saaactel problem pre sented by the aaterprslae sad secured an appropriation of fifty dollars from tbs hoard of oohnty oommltsloocra and rained about ms much more by private subscription, which gave them a total of tTO hundred dollars to be offered la premiums to thoes who would taka part la the compatlUoa. That it need tbs money to good ad vantage needs do assurance, those who visited the fair yeaterday and today will agree that It accomplished wonders with it. At a meeting of the directors of the Phir association at the oStee of Sec ronry Rowland yesterday afternoon the school exhibit waa heartily com mended aad It was voted to raeom mead to tbs board of directors to bo sleeted la January that K renew the aparoprtatkiß ter another display aast year. Bo saagalae were the members of the beard that their sag gsattoa would be adopted by (Mr enoeaasers that President Ooalter this meralag teat ranted Mrs. Merriam aad Sant aaaocteted with bar on tea eommttte* te bsgts preparations far of It te^eaumated SgSihWMWpSmtdl would be a pub , JSa fir ynuterKh write up of tea ciples of the Republican party and be ing desirous of promoting and secur ing Ihe success of those principles at the polls we associate ourselves to gether for work in the campaign of 1908 under the name of the Canon City Taft and Sherman Club." Several rousing speeches were made anil the political condition In this company was reported to be fav orable to the Republican cause, in deed, it was predicted that the na tional, state and county tickets could win a decisive victory here this year If a proper effort were made to achieve It. Membership In the club Is open to every Republican "without money and without price" and It is hoped that five hundred names will be npon its roster before the close of tee cam paign. and, to that end, every voter who thinks a triumph of the Republi can ticket will be a good thing, or who feels an Interest In Its welfare, is Invited to visit the Republican head quarters In the Apex block and sign the list. It will enable the club to more effectively perform Its mission and will contribute in some degree, at least, towards another chapter of Republican history, of which Its friends are ao proud. The Canon City Taft and ffhermaa Club te preparing to take an active end conspicuous part In tee campaign. More than eighty people have visit ed headquarters since the organisa tion of the club aad subscribed to the membership list. of tile water color painting exhibition by UUa Marguerite Whitmore, both of which ie worthy of the utmoet com mendation. Of the hundred! of people who yesterday and today thronged the room where the school work is | displayed none were heard to com ! plain about the awards nn.de by the committee on premiums. Indeed. It ' haa been remarkable with what un 1 anlmlty and satisfaction exhibitors j and their friends hare accepted the result of the competition. The com ! mlttee was composed of non-resident j and disinterested people and were thorough! competent to discharge the duty they were called upon to per form. The comnfittee was actuated solely hy a desire to glee the prises to those who most deserved them and Its lodgment has been at no time SBesttonwh MfM of Committee. The exhibit of school work which has been running In the city yester day and today has been a decided sne cess. and the renewed interest that has been created \n educational work among teachers and patrons has been considerable. There is much work that is of high merit, and both teach ers and pupils are to be congratulated on the excellence of the work pre sented. Those who entered into the contests with the greatest cordiality, of course, received the greatest bens lit. The committee feel that, consider ing the lateness of the time of begin ning to prepare the work, the novelty of some of the features of the plans, and the difficulty of spreading infor mation regarding the things to be dons, the display reflects a great deal of credit on the scboole of the coun ty. The Idea originated with the Fre mont County Fair association. They appropriated one hundred dollars, and placed It In tks hands of the commit tee. tejumtlug them to raise any ad ditional money they could to laersaao the else of the awards. After the rreeae. when It was decided to aban don the ooanty fair, the fair hoard, realising that considerable work had been done oa the school exhibit, dn termlaed to stand by their offer, and hold the school exhibit, although no other displays ware mads. To their oonrtaay and public spirit, the people of the eouaty owe .the prunsntto matter, sad hstped ,» along It a » "ThsToards'Sr’ednoatloe af North Canon. Mb Ohm, *n*Mh mad Lower heaver else gave money ft* prbftd.. . - . . sawi-n. a,, das to the fftlswip *w> , ... • . • ... CANON CITY, COLORADO, THURSDAY, OCT. 8, igoß. REPUBLICANS HAVE UP STRONG COUNTY TICKET Never Before In Fremont County Has Any Party Pot Up Such a Strong Ticket For County Officers li is no disparagement of its past acts to say that the ticket nominated by the Republican party in Fremont county this year is one of the very « best in the history of the organization and that it has an excellent prospect of success at the polls in November cannot be denied by Its opponents. Its personnel is above criticism, and the ■ honesty and efficiency of those who compare it is such as to appeal to j voters of whatever political aftina tion. The candidates for the various of fices to be filled by the election this fall were carefully chosen by the Re publicans. and the party has no ex cuses nor apologies to make for those who represent it; they are all worthy of public confidence and will not be tray any trust imposed upon them. Pre-eminent qualifications for pub lie office are Integrity, honesty and ability; characteristics of which the Republican candidates have shown themselves to be possessed. Against their honor and their efficiency no question has been raised, nor none will be. as they stand with reputa tion unassailed, and. in tne strength of their uprightness of character fear no slander. They believe in the prin ciples of the partv which has honored them for office and. above ail. be lieve in themselves. A vote for any of them will be bestowed tor a worthy cause and for a worthy ticket. The following brief notices will Introduce the Republican nominees to the read ers of the Weekly Record: William L. Mania—Assessor. If there is any one office where long service adds more than in any other to the ability of the official in charge to serve hie constituents profitably it is in the office of county aaeeeaor. The Republicans have nominated Was. L Mortis for another term In this office because he is the man whom they think will make the beet asses sor in tbe county If you have ever bad buaiaaau In tbe aaeeeaor's office you know Mr. Morris and you know be'ha* run his office In a business like manner, fair and impartial to all. Mr. Morris, with his past experience, can do more work lor the county In the first year of his next term than i any new man can do In two years. ] James L. Cooper—Judge. The people of the county are for tunate in having the Republicans re nominate Jas U Cooper to succeed himself as county Judge. Every in terest demanded this nomination, and demands Judge Cooper’s election: not so much as a favor to Judge Cooper for his clean administration, but as a favor to the people who want a clean, able Judge who knows tbe law when it is brought before him. This office is a hundred times more Important than It Is usually credited with, and it is Important that tbe Judge be just such a man as Judge Cooper is—honest and able Jehu A. Pattersou—Sheriff. John A Patterson, who has been nominated by the Republicans tor sheriff, has long been a resident of Florence. He is an oil driller and a business man He is very popular in Florence and in the camp* where he is known by everybody. During the campaign be will make an effort to get better acquainted in Canon City and the western Part or the county. He is the right kind nr, a man: Is fully competent and wilt make a high class sheriff. Henry B. gmllh Ceuutly Clerk. The candidate of county clerk le Prof. Henry B. Smith, who has tor many years been superintendent of schools of South Canon This was a happy selection A better candi date and a candidate who would make a better clerk could not have been found. Mr. Smith will make a competent, fair. Impartial, honest, honorable and popular clerk. He will make a great race. He has friends all over the oounty and has already received hundreds of offers of support from all parts of the oounty. Albert PhlHpp—Commissioner. The Republicans have re-nominated Albert Philipp tor commissioner from the Second district because he seesoed to be the man beat qualified to the district tor that Important place. He haa served as commissioner tor three terms and betas a keen bualneaa man has made a reputation as a money saving, soanaartaal commissioner. Re publicans predict that he wUl be elect ed by a largely increased majority over tour res re uffb. Cba* J *J , F FnldrShsga made a good treaauqsr. Ton dual Bead to take owwort tof^thaLbat^ths^ex have regularly employed to examine the books will toll you the same. Everybody «ft has busts so* In tks tresesterV office same WEEKLY ed for re-election to the office of county superintendent of schools,will receive the support of many people outside the Republican organization. During her two years of official posi tion Mrs. Merriam has made a repu tation of which she may well be proud. Under her administration of affairs the pnblic schools of Fremont county have madl a progress that can not help but reflect credit upon her and pay tribute to her energy and her ability. No better equipped can didate for the county superintendency ever made a campaign for the office than Mrs. Merriam. Dr. 0. H. (have*—Coroner. Dr. C. Herman Oraves. candidate for coroner, has resided in Canon City for five or six years, and is a highly esteemed and public spirited citizen He has a wide acquaintance and. being of a genial, affable dispo sition. attracts to himself many friends. Dr. Graves is a stalwart Republican, and. as a result, is deep ly interested in the triumph of its principles, in electing Dr. Graves to the coronership no mistake still be made by the voters of Fremont coun ty. Charles L. MHtea—Surveyor. As county surveyor Chas. L. Mitton haa earned tor himself a deserved popularity, and that tact will contri bute in no small degree to his success at the polls next month. Although Mr. Mitton is at present sojourning on the Pacific coast he la expected to return here la a abort time, and still again make Canon City his home. Al ways courteous and obliging to those who have dmftggs with him Mr. Mit ton is a tavffftte with the public and will ha a hart mau to beat- He la en ergetic. capgMe. competent la a polhleal campaign like the present it U essential that the can didates for sffioe ha endorsed with a high twnasf physical energy, oth erwise ■ <WF>ve Rable to ho toatma la the race tor the honors which the pabllc has to bestow. In addition to other requisites for the place he seeks Horace J. Craig, candidate for commissions' from the First district. Is a hustler and trill make a strong bid for success. Mr. Craig is popu lar with all classes of voters and his friends are backing him to win. Matt S. Maes—Senator. Few men established a better repu tation in tte last legislature of Colo rado than llatt N Lines of this city, and. as a reward tor the excellence of his aervees In that body, the Re publican pariy of Fremont county proposes t> send him back to the general as emblv as its representative in the sen te. Mr. Lines la distinct ly a work) • and by his energy is able to accomi ish s great deal for his constitneo 5. He Is popular with all cl as sea of people and will receive a considerate vote outside his party organfsatbn. Enjoying the confi dence and good will of ail Matt Lines Is mighty apt to be elected. B. ft. hood ford—Representative. R. G. Ifoodford of Linooln Park, Is the Rc inblican nominee for repre sentative 'rom Fremont county to the seventeen h general assemply of Colo rado. anc In electing him to the of fice. the party will do Itself credit Mr. Woo ford has taken a conspicu ous part In politic! for many years and few people are better posted oa pnblic (cations and legislative af fairs thi i he. Mr. Woodford is a man of no re than ordinary intelli gence. ai I that fact coupled with hla deep pet onal interest in public mat ters rent irs him s candidate of more than nai il acceptability J. W. A trews—Fleet Representative 1. W. indrews' candidacy tor float repress® stive from Fremont and Chaffee ountles ought to appeal strongly to the voters of the district if fttnaa tor the office Is to be consid ered. : I though of a quiet, retiring dlspoettl d Mr. Andrews Is eminently quallflei tor the place he seeks both by ednt tlon and Intelligent obser vation. Be Is a man whose character Is wort r of emulation, and. as a repress! stive In the legislature would be of g at value to his constituents V. H. I toemeyer— IHstriet Attorney. The I urination of Edwin H. 8tlne meyer ’ South Canon, tor district attornej tor the Eleventh Judicial district, composed of Fremont, Chat fee. Cn or and Park counties, gave great u Infection to hla friends, and well It i lOuld tor It was aa honor any young i ha might Covet. Mr. Stlne meyer t amply equipped tor the office and. If leeted. will discharge its du ties l> Dll manner us te merit tbe endores mat of the people at large. The sneses of Mr. Stlaemeyer In No vember Id be highly pleasing to all win know him and woald he a victory tor a capable worthy young man. Units States ffsaetor WUllam B. Borah i Idaho, was a visitor la Can on Oft Tusufiay afternoon, brine a gueri I the Strathmore betel during his ah burn, toaatnr .Bunk was oa hto nay to Cripple Creek Where gather! * at 1. O O F. hell Tuesday •ft* COUNCIL GRANTS PETITION OF CIVIC IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE The Offer of Warden Cleghorn to Furnish Service of Con victs to Work Constantly on the Streets Provided City Would Pay Salary of Guard Accepted Although somewhat dilatory about the matter the city council at its ses sion Monday night, redeemed itself in the public estimation by adopting a resolution to provide a salary of $75 a month for a guard, which would en- j able it to take advantage of Warden ; Cleghorn’s very generous offer to give i the community the services of a gang j of twelve men for street work the! year round. In justice to the council, however, it j should be stated that it has at all! times been desirous of availng itself of the warden’s propositon, but be ing unable to see- very clearly where S9OO a year was to come from to pay the guard’s salary neglected, unti) Monday night, to take any action upon • the question. A delegation from the Civic Improvement league, consisting of J. F. Marr, Mrs. M. 3. Reynolds and T. M. Harding, were present Monday night and addressed the council on behalf of the warden’s offer, urging Its acceptance as a good business propositon. Mrs. Reynolds said that if the council voted favorably upon the mat ter the warden would give the city the benefit of the labor of twelve of the most ratthful and energetic “trusties” at his commend for use on the streets and alloys, and that they would be available every day in the year, except Sundays and legal holidays. With this corps of men working every day. It was asserted, that the streets of Can on City oonld be kept perfectly clean; not only tn the business portion of the town* but to its outer boundaries, i The men could be had at once and would make the town what it ought to be —the most attractive in Colo rado. Mr. Harding advocated the adoption of the warden’s offer on the ground of public expediency. She asserted that people generally were strongly *in favor of it and for the council to | reject it would be in opposition to ! the wish and judgment of the ta?- j payers of the community. | “I know of no other place in the j country,” she declared, "where the ‘ labor of twelve men may be had for the price of one and to turn down this j proposition would be the poorest kind | of business policy.” j Mr. Marr thought the council conld well afford to pay S9OO a year to keep the alleys clean; it was worth that much from a sanitary point of view, and infinitely more from the stand point of appearance. "A cleaner city would render it more attractive to tourists; would contribute to its growth and add to the value of prop erty of all kinds.” Alderman Preasey spoke at consid erable length in favor of the mat ter, and, on his conclusion, Alderman Jewett moved that the proposition he accepted and that the arm of $75 a month be set apart from tbe public funds for the payment of the salary of the guard. The motion was sec onded by Alderman Lamb, and was unanimously adopted. It is under stood that the services cf the twelve convicts ia question can be had at any time and that they will be put to work on the streets In a few days. Special Attorney A. H. McLain, tor grading and improvement District No. 5, addressed the council ia relation to encasing the flow of the Frultlands ditch in a cement pipe in that portion of the city known as Reynolds Heights In order that bridges may be obviated and that the street grading may be of uniform character. It wonld coat, he said, about $1,200 and j would be worth many times that amount to the city. The expense of making the change will be boras by tbe abutting property owners and will enable them to reclaim several build ing lota, now practically valueless. The council tentatively agreed to ap prove Mr. MeLaiah recommendations la regard to the matter as eooa as ha got them Into the proper shape sad they could be Presented tor final eon uidsrattoa. The matter of eel Hag fMdt worth of , boads off grading aad hnpfovmaoat District Me. S. tor tha perpeae off oh talfitag money necessary to pay angft- , •ears’ bUla. rterieal work, printers* bUla, ate. taeorred in neeuiUna therewith, whteh had been Ml with , tha mayor, as provided by law. wen eoatiaeed tor three days; Mddete he ing given until 7 o’clock Thursday evening, October Bth, to file their bids with the city clerk. The statutes of Colorado do not permit municipal bonds of this character to be sold for less than their ar value, and as all j of the bids on file Monday night oon j tained a clause demanding a commis i sion for their sale that would require I them to be disposed of for less than ’ one hundred cents on the dollar, the acting mayor was authorized to with hold their sale until Thursday night. Alderman Okey. chairman of the water committee, reported to the coun cil that an agreement had been reach ed with Warden Cleghorn of the peni tentiary. representing the state, by which the city was to be furnished prison labor to make the necessary fills and tunnels along the route of the pipe line for the new water sys tem. A great saving can be made to the city in this way, according to Mr. Okey, and the state will receive the greater part of its payment in water. About SII,OOO worth of work can be secured at a cash outlay of approximately $2,000; certainly a first class investment. Alderman Lamb of the ordinance committee stated that exhaustive in vestigations had been made In re lation to the proposed ordinance gov erning the electric wiring of all build ings within the city limits and that a report would be made at the nest regular meeting of the council. At his instance the clerk read an adopta tkm of the Denver and Pueblo ordi nances on the subject with such modi fications as are made necessary by local conditions. C. W. Baata mode application Aor a license to conduct a billiard and pool business at 315 Main street; fil ing a bond in the sum of SSOO with himself as principal and A. H. Da via, W T. Bridwell and Dedrlch N. Cooper as sureties. On motion the application was granted and the clerk ordered to issue the license in accordance with the petition. Geo. E. Sherwood of Denver filed an application for a permit to conduct a bowling alley, but failing to state in his application his proposed of business it was held up until the omission could be inserted in the pe tition, and the matter formally pre sented. The monthly reports of the various officers were read and placed on file after which the council adjourned till 7:30 o’clock Thursday evening. The semi-annual report of Dr. Mary E. Phelps as health officer of the ctty. was presented to the council and adopted. The complete report ap pears elsewhere In this Issue of the Dally Record. SOUTH CANON NOW HAS PURE FOOD ORDINANCE At the regular monthly meeting of the town council in South Canon, Monday night, a pure food ordinance, similar in its provisions with the one in force in this city, was adopted and will be put Into operation aa soon an the provisions of the law can be com plied with. The adoption of the or dinance was Inspired by tbe fear that food products condemned on this side of the river as unwholesome would be taken over there end sold. The ordi nance was drawn by B. H. Stlnemeyer, village attorney and Republican can didate for district attorney. OFFER CANON PEOPLE A NEW GAME l Mr. and Mrs. Q. C. Sherwood, who have recently come to Canon City from Kentucky, will open n box ball parlor in tbe Harrison block this weak The game they will ofier to the pebile )s e brink and Innocent amaasmaet. It Is n much lighter game than the sM style game of bowling. Woman and children delight to play it bseaess the exercise In not aa violent ns the old *~itr. end Mvn. Sherwood are people of refinement and they desire to eon dnet *elr plnae ef amuosm—t In mmfc n way an in pis the pnlionape.ot.dil people who loan healthy phjeftan! op». trains. The dote ef speak* day op which ell games will be ftoe lathe TW wwfc* mmm* rnmm • nm. : NO. 39