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The Canon City Record.
VOL. XXXI HAVE ENDEAVORED TO INJURE THE FORT COLLINS SCHOOL B«t All Do Agree With the Detractor* of the Inatttw. tfcm-—Majority of Those Interested Corn me ad Ac tion of the State Board of Agrtcrdtsve Thar* mom to be ■ systematic ef tort on tko port of Johann and Grubbs to do all the harm poaaibla to tha Mata Agricultural college. Thar have atartad la apparently to haaa oartala discharged Instructors ralaatatad or to rain tha collage. A sample of this work was noted la tha recent news Item seat out from Denver, cones rains the petitions of tha “Practical Coarse Alumni As sociation." Now, sa a matter of fact, tha "Prac- tical* Course" students are only those 1 who go to Port Collins for a short winter term of lactnras and the en tire eonrae is of bnt two years. These stadants eater eery little into tha reg ain oollegs life and taka very little soilage work. They go from the com mon schools without entrance exam inations and take no degrees. Thair ftairaa a boat the collage maaagaaaaat. If Indeed tha reports be tree that they have such, should have aery little weight as against the num aroae other bodies of people that have espresso* their opinions In the mat tar. Tha hoard's actions In settling the college squabble as It did. la let dag oat Dana Carlyle aad Prof. W. H. Oita saamt to have met the ap proval of the great majority of those Dr. A O. Arise worth la going to tanas at tha aad of his year aad the heard should gat a brand new set of instructors to nil the vacancies and start over again. We have a com patent board at tha ggspaa to proper te tat the oadatde Dallowiag are a law eapreeeinae of aaaBdanea la the board that may prove Interesting: the Baal AlsmaL What the real Alumni association thlaka of the situation Is bat as press ed la resolutions adopted at Its lata meeting, the largest held la years. This association Is made ap of those who take degrees aad diplomas from the oollegs. The resolutions cannot be run In fall bat this paragraph from the Alaaaal OMcers shows the sentiment: “It Is evident to us and we have reason to believe that Pred P. John ston does not represent the sentiment of the farmers aad stockmen of Colo rado. further. It Is our belts! that It la the Intention of these enemies of the college to keep up a relentless >ght on the Institution by false ac cusations, sensational newspaper re ports aad by dleeouraging attendance at the collage until irreparable dam age has been done aad the usefulness of the sahooi seriously Unpaired "We believe It Is time to take dras tic measures. “Let the aae mil where It may; la the Interest of our Ainu Mater we insist that the resolutions adopted by the Alumni association be not Ig nored." The Collage race My. The oollegs tacolty held a meeting aad gave out a plain statement of tha case, part of which Is here quoted: “As a faculty we have quietly striven against the Influence of these attacks aad have carried on the work of the school hampered by the adverse con ditio na hoping aad believing that they would soon cease: but Instead, they have besoms more venomous and the Are You From Missouri or Kansas? Ws HgwhUt «f Srtiwiwi Who Am, Aad Yow May bow ofThsMta—t mad Kaaaaa Fbmbw TUft te The Missouri and Mamma Ftrnmr ha* une yeas Mr «J> to *'■ t -hr. use fa In see of the Institution, we be lieve. is being seriously Impaired. There must be somewhere, a source of all this disturbance and we take this opportunity to respectfully urge upon you that the investigation now In progress he continued until the re sponsible parties be found. Then, we hope, that such prompt and ener getic action will be taken by the board as their wisdom shall direct to relieve what has become a most try ing situation." (Male (image. The State Grange took up the mat ter and expressed its confidence In the board of agriculture in the follow ing terms: "The Colorado Stata Orange reaf firms Its friendship for the Colorado State Agricultural college, and de clares Its willingness to aid It In every possible way. "We have the fullest confidence in the Integrity and ability or the stata board of agriculture and all connected with them, and we greatly deplore the newspaper attacks upon the board and the administration, believing them to be wholly unfounded and Injurious to our Institution." Ihs Alumni Again. Aad now Just a few days ago the following letter was received by a member of 'the board of agriculture (torn the president of the real Alumni The following addressed to a mem ber of the state board of agrtcelture. Fort OeUtns, Onto.: “My Dear Mr:—It has been the ex llgmal isasrtstlna of the sellsgs that press to you our hearty apprselethm aad thanks for the splendid manner In which the Investigation committee aad the state board have met and solved the difficult problems of the past few months And as a result, brought peace and harmony to our college “Our association acted unanimously on a set of resolutions, setting forth Its standing In regards to the situa tion In the college affairs at that lime, I July i, 1908). We can bnt feel gratified that the tnvesttgattng com mittee and the state board. In their ertedom. saw fit to act In accordance with the wishes of the association as stated In these resolutions. As It was stated In the above men tioned resolutions we had ‘confidence In the ability and Integrity of the state board.' which confidence has only been made the greater by the brave and fearless performance of duty of a most unpleasant nature since that time. I believe that today the state board of agriculture and the Alumni association stands closer together than ever before. “Hoping that this bond of union may become yet closer. I sm, very re spectfully yours. “R. A. MAXFIMLD. "Sept. 19. 1908. lAporte. Ooio." FOUND FLEHTY OF SNOW BUT VERY LITTLE GAME Dr. Cadwell and Dr. Dtaaeabackor have returned from a hunting trip la the upper slopes of the Bsagre de Christo range. They were unsuccess ful In locating a great' deal ct game, but found an abundance of snow, so much so, In fact, aa to seriously In terfere with the pleasure of their trip. In come places the mow waa three or four feet deep. new aad aM sabairteera altos. . Row Win*-. . Bo aew aahaeftosm we trill scad I9»_«se Mm toe Mtei.wrl t,,,1U OANOM CITT BMOOBD. CANON CITY, COLORADO. THURSDAY. OCT. 15, 1908. HON. MAT LINES, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR STATE SENATOR “The Eagle Eye" Is what the rail road boys call the man who seta on the right band side of a cab aad drives an engine over its haxaardous course of steel. In the case of Hon. Matt N. Lines, an engtnetnaa on the Florence A Cripple Creek railroad. It has been demonstrated that this same keen eye does equally good work when locking out for the Interests of hla constitu ents in the balls of legislature. That’s why Fremont county people are glad they sent Mr. Lines to Denver to rep resent their Interests in the law mak ing body two years ago and that's why they will do It again. Mr. Lines Is a good engineer and a good legislator. During the last ses sion be was constantly alive to the In- ION. MATT N. LINKS CANDID ATM FOR STATE SENATOR. terests of hla hosae people, aad more than eae piece ct good Mglslsilnn af •scOac Frsmnsf county went through largely through hla efforts. In "getting things" for his hosse section Mr. Lines has been signally successful. He gem about matters quietly, but he goes in to win and he wins on time, just as he brings his train off the mountain* at Just 9:10 p. m. Mr. lines Is deservedly popular. Of course he Is held In high esteem by his fellow workers on the railroad. But his host of friends Include many in other callings. He got the habit of JAMES L. COOPER, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR COUNTY JUDGE Canon Ctty and Fremont county own Jndge James L. Cooper. He is a son of the soil, bora and reared among toe people whom he le now serving In aa oMclal capacity. He le Just completing his second term as county Jadgs. although only a little more than two score of the four score and tea yean allotted to man have been lived out by him.« Jndge Cooper has ton oouddence of Fremont couatr pasgte. -Mis oßes la caa of tha moat Important • public trusts In tha gift of too goveraaseat. JAM— U OOOFBB. CANDIDATE FOB COUNTY JUDOB. Rarely to no Mgk a ocmpMmsat paid to as oSchl an earns te Judge Oooper some time age when tha win of the WEEKLY doing things well very early in life, and he haswtuck to his idea all along through hie work. Alter all it is the man who labors for a Itvlgg and mingles with the masses whs can beat realise the needs of the people he represents. Clam lsg- I elation la not popular with Mr. Liam for him to all men are granted equal and he la a unit ot the great, cosmo politan mans. Bring in the public eye and having repotted in him a great public trust lias not dissatisfied Fremont county's representative with his old line of work. Each day sees him at hla place In the cab. Each night sees him, In oily Jumpers, through with his day’s work and- happy in his labor. That’s why ns many people tike Plate Mailt sms Mr. l-laes was a hard working and inflaential member of the last gsasral assembly and the experience gained at that time will be very useful to him now in tact, will enable him to do more for the people of Fremont coun ty than almost anybody else that could possibly be elected. Matt Lines is a splendid candidate. Ailing all the requirements demanded of a number of the legislature. He will be elected by a substantial majority next month. around the county court. It is here that the widows and the orphan come for their lean! rights, and such have always been wisely counseled and amptly protected by Judge Cooper. Each succeeding instance of square dealing makes him additional friends throughout the length and breadth of Fremont county. I-awyers all over Colorado remark ed the rare ability shown by Judge Cooper In the Canon City Elks club case when It was before him last year for adjudication. This was one of the must Important propositions from n technical standpoint that ever up for trial In the county mart here and Us mnaisrly handling or ton amt tor was everywhere tha aahfaat at prnten and wuniaeaitatloa. Dsag psto tlples of taw were Is solved In ton trial at the cam. many nnthsrttoM tea many states had to be Site*, and tOenttened on Fags Thar.) JIM LYNN, THE NEGRO MURDERER IS HANGED The Execution Took Place a Few Hlnotcs After A O’clock Thvnday Night He Died Bravely and Main tained Him Innocence to the Last A exactly five minutes past 8 o'clock Thursday night. Jim Lynn, No. 7184, the colored marderer of Sarah James at Pueblo, on May 14, expiated hla crime upon the gallows at the peni tentiary in the presence of Warden Clegborn and a few chosen witnesses. Lynn’s demeanor was calm and composed and ha approached the death trap with measured and unflinching step. He had no statement to make, other than the declaration that he waa Innocent. end was being made the victim of a grave injustice by the tew. The execution was successful in every way, the prisoners’ neck being broken when the death trap was sprtteg by the hydraulic mechanism which operates It- Twenty minutes later the body waa cat down and life declared to be extinct by the attend ing surgeons. The body was taken In charge by the prison undertaker and tola morning placed In n plate oolite and quietly buried in toe peni tentiary cemetery on toe hillside near toe entrance to toe Royal Gorge; no friend having appeared to aak for toe remains. After hla Incarceration in toe pen itentiary on the 3rd of July, more than three months ago. Lynn had hat few visits from his friends and Uttls effort was made by them In his be half. Once he was visited by Rev. Owens, a colored minister ot Pueblo aad his wife was expected here to see him on Wednesday of this week, bnt waa compelled by Ulnees to aban don the trip. Lynn was intensely religions, claim ing to be a member ot toe Baptist church, and told nhnptetn Blake a few days ego that he bad been a praying man all hla Ufa. Lynn had entertained hopto of es caping toe death penalty ap to with in a short time of his exscaNow and when ell expectations had vanished accepted his fate In n philosophical, anoomplatelag manner. Ha was a tote, cadaverous, choco late 0010 red man. Ignorant and of a degenerate type. He weighed only 111 panada, hat worn a somber sight Bow snd a seven and s hnM hat. Urn vu tot Jxfeetasnt* man se be Bang In toe penitential— at tola pleas end the second negro executed within Its walls. Although Warden Clegborn in his offlctel capacity has been required to witness many hangings, each suc ceeding event has intensified his dis like and hatred of capital punishment. When the death trap had done its work Thursday night toe warden hastened from the execution house to the chief clerk’s offlee and there, under great suppressed emotion, paced back snd forth, exclaiming, “the law is barbarous and increases crime, instead of averting it." He says that the death penalty does not deter oth ers from committing murder, for crimes of that character are done in the heat of passion with no thought and no care of the consequences. In fact, the records of toe Colorado pen PROPERTY OF GREAT WESTERN COAL COMPANY IS SOLD The property of toe Great Western Goal Company, upon which more than $4*0,000 has been expended has been sold by toe referee In bankruptcy to D. A. Cannon of Denver, president of toe C. K. A M. Coal oompaay, abd hie associates for the sum of SIIO,OOO and woe taken over by them this morning and will be operated under toe name of toe “Colorado Colliery Company.” Negotiations teoklng to toe sale of toe property have been in progress Ibr some time, bnt it was not until a few days ago tout nil of toe details ware agreed upon end toe matter Mr. Cannon, who by toe way was formerly a resident ot tote city, sad Georgs Meal ay. his attorney, are In town and, have taken over tee prop erty end placed John McDowell, late at Denver, in charge of affairs at Heath ton as superintendent. Besides the tores haadred sad sixty acre* of coal lands, near Chandler, the village at Heetoten, with between sixty end seventy onttagss for employee, two state buildings, two ml lea of railroad trnek and nil of toe mining eqalp mewt are Included in toe traaaacliou. whlsh In one of toe biggest that haa taken plane In this oouaty tor a good white. N. F. Handy will amttaue to net In kls present capacity aa trustee ter tha creditors aatll toe assets of toe old company have been equitably di vided between those to whom It Is In debted. either as tehorute or as sah serihere to Ha aegital stock. Haney Haute will continue to represent the bnadhtldsr* until the aftetr has bean wHI reqntrs a cnaNdseahte listed. ‘ TBs heavy rains at the past snmmsr kentiary show that folly as many, if not mors, mordors ars committed in this state under the operation of capi tal punishment laws than where there is no such laws upon the statute hooks. The crime for which Lynn was huaf was the shooting: of Sarah James and the wounding of her mother, Mrs. Julia James, in Pueblo last spring. He was found guilty before Judge Es sex of the Pueblo county district court of murder in the first degree and sentenced to death. Lynn claim ed that he did not fire the fatal shot and was innocent of the charge. Posses searched for the negro for several days before he was captured. Fear of mob violence, which was well founded, as shown by subsequent events, led the authorities at Pueblo to take the prisoner to Colorado Springs for safe keeping, and he was imprisoned there until his trial a month or more later. Unaware that Lynn was not in town a mob of in dignant Pueblo citizens stormed the county jail with the intention of lynching him. Not believing the jail er’s statement that Lynn was in Colo rado Springs, the mob sent two com mittees through the jail to search for him, and when they were convinced that he was not there, the infuriated men secured several automobiles with the avowed determination of driving to Colorado Springs and mete sum mary vengeance on the murder. They changed their minds at the last min ute, after the police and sheriff's of fice of Colorado Springs had been warned of the mob's intention. Sev eral of the alleged leaders of the mob were later arrested on informations filed by the district attorney of Pue blo. charging them with conspiracy to murder. The official witnesses of Lynn's ex ecution were: Warden. John Cleghoru; deputy warden, Allen Jameson; chief clerk. A. R. Friable; chaplain. J. G. Blahs; prison physician. F. N. Carrier; sur geon, C. H. Graves; Deputy Sheriff Jao. F. Reilly. Pueblo; B. B. Brown. Pueblo; A. H. fimtth. pareie offiosr. 1.7, night captain; Jao. J. Bala, nait. The record, of the penlt.Bti.f7 ■bow that the folio win* executions hare taken place there daring the last eighteen years: Norertu Griago. No. I, 18W; is* T. Joyce. Jan 17. 18*1; Wm. H. Smith (Cal). Sept. 22, 18*1; Chan. Smith. Dec. 14. 18*1; Thos. Lawton, May «, 18»»: Thos. Jordan. Hay 11. 1895; Pst,r Augusta, May. 11. IMS; Abe Taylor. Dec. IS. 18*6: BeaJ. Rat- Clift MM-' 7. 18*5: Wm... Holt. Jane < 26. Mttt Albert Noble. Jane 2*. ISM: DeoSweJdnneo. Jane 2*. ISM; Asal D. flathrtim March 6./1906; Fred It. air; QtMpp Alia. July 15. IM7; JanltTlna. Oct. 8, I*oß. damaged the railroad between Chan dler and Heath ton eery aartoasly, ao much so. in fact, that It la Impossible to run trains over it aatil extensive repairs hare been made. As Boon as this can be done the mines at Heath ton will "get busy" and the Colorado Colliery company will become a regu lar shipper of the “black diamonds" from that point. The mines there : have been closed down for a long . time. and. it is understood, that the ' new company will immediately pnt I twentv-flve men to work cleaning up i The property In anticipation of a mach | larger force as soon as the railroad 1 track can be pnt Into communion. The purchase of the Great Wasters Coal company's property by Mr. Can non and his friends is n matter of congratulation for the people of Can on City sad Florence as it means that It is to be operated as an independent concern. Had it been bought by the Victor Fhiel Company, which was a bidder, the Heath ton property would have been kept closed down la order that It might aot be la competition with its other mines. The Great Western Coal company was organised la this city Aprlf Kk, 1*54. under the presidency of Auk D. Heath with u chartered capital at 9100.055. Owing to its ~1 —lamimat It was never a paying propnaWtao. al though there never eras nay ewaatten about the value of the coal aatm underlying Us lauds at Heathtoa. It In to be hoped that the new company cam reverse the history of Its pesdsaepapra prise. While nothing In MhMT NO. 40