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The Cañon City Record.
VOL. XXXI CITY COUNCIL HOLDS VERY SHORT SESSION Oh oi Jo« Walton's Cum Sottigß. Apimirt with fUo Gtmadm fUtlSnmA In Rdattoa to R%fct of Way Commit OtWr Rmtttn Trmictof The raplv semi-monthly amettmg at tta dtr obewetl Monday Bight waa wHtb shorteet oa raeord, oces- Hlll laaa lhaan thraa «aaitM of n hoar. Tbara wore several aaaatlooa of peblic Intaraat praaaotad tor oon todaratlna. tat ttor were qalrtly dto- Jbaed of, sitter by referring them to mmamlttero for lavsrtlgaMon. or by Be only other ulternatlvas: adoption H rejection. ■Aldsrmaa Reeven brought op a MadMeatatoH of War. Kenley rtertta tto want om of the city, bat states was tehee la the mater be wal nuPdiagitto the coutalttee on Wrests altoya aad hrldgaa with te ■traaWaaa to report at next rega iw muting of the ooanofl. It appeera Khat Oaael atreot from a point nearly tppaalta Hr. Koalaya’e rooldenoe east man! to tta lataraaettoa with the FMr- Ltay road kao never been nearerod to ■to oRf aad la tooated apoa prlrate kaaparty. Mr. Kartar" la doatrooa of Eataritaff bla regatabli gardoaa. aaJ, Mo Mat end. wants the city to eoa [atraot a bridge aorooa goad creak aad ObaaT street la each a 'way (hat it shall be toasted apoa a Dm aity Is aastoos to hare the load span Whisk Mm Street to bant dadtoet ad to H torpabito porpsaae, bat ahowa MMg rtßtagMte to.aaaatrert, at tta •raok. whtoh weald ante aaroaal hen toed dattore at the eery least. Mr. Mr gift of the toad ter toddM Of tha baidpe Jto the alty. the tapMSto-of Oaael street ban been 4b mBBIa-Ve ''UNNNNNNMRP Mtitmwm tiMp . Hi*t iptalil aCMMF to aMtet cortala —lira of (It dtoMSiftaat on alleged raid oa Joe Waltons plane of baalaaaa at (Id Mala atreot was dtoeaaaad aad steps taken •a provide tha aoeeaanry defease. Al toeagh the oaaa aoror anme to trial pa erpoaai of twenty-six dollars and itty state was Incurred la tha filing at a damn nor to the complaint and Mat aw the dlaailaaal of too matter from too docket Jades Bailey had entered ap a Judgaaaat against toe rity torlhat amoant. A dtopqaHhm to avoid toe payment af the tarn mention ad If possible was apparent oa toe part pf seearal mam hath af Mil ooaaoa. bat tony were a»- A PRETENTIOUS LITTLE VOLUME OF VERSE RY MRS. FELTER rtste* £prtatorgwr and mrtfofftasa voMma of oaa haa 4hd aad twpaty toy Mn. Lottie Bah nid i I'Mg JtaFag. retHled. "Lnnd fsrtiaps, toe .moat pretontloea pabll aatlcn of Its kind arer taaaed from too Oanoa City press. It la dedleatad by ajhs aathoreaa to her daughter, Hits ■Rida, aad la Its literary Quality, aa pall aa la Its mechanical arrange ment aad make-np la a book of more than ordinary Interest aad beaaty. Mrs. Matter has been writing at odd momenta tor many years bite of travel, etn-*— from life aad poems. Daring tor stay la Marope aha wrote a asm tor of articles for too Pashto Chief tola. aad also tor several lowa papers, to valamtaoas did theoe ooatribntlone broom*. aad. oovertag aa they did so wide a nags of eahtoeto. aha waa ad vtoad by tor (Heads to oallaat the bast of Mr poaaaa aad prmirve them la tosh term. Ihto aha tea done aad tor aotoamJe fftvsa to tha world sa an ad dtoeaea toa Uteraatra af ton day. Mar Jaatog paaan "The dtol at toa rtritaJPljlscaJs." waa written after 'MM" af toe eurred by City Attorney Onyre tost tbara was ao avaaae of aaeapa. erttb ont aa appeal to the courts, which was an|a atm able la view of tha amallaaaa of toe stun la qnaatlon. On motion the bill was accepted and n warrant ordered drawn., on too mla ce I Inn none fond for Its payment. Another nutter brought up by Ai de rtnnn Obey wan too salt entered In district court by Joe Walton against Marshal D. H. Houston to recover damages la toe sum of ISOO for lock ing ap his salooa at CIO Main street, depriving him of n rental of ton prem ises lor several months and permit ting n water pipe to buret from toe ef fects of toe" tract aad flood toe lower rooms of too bonding. Inasmuch as Mr. Honatoa was instructed by toe then mayor of toa city to lock up toe premium la. question aad was noting la aa omotel capacity It was not deemed proper that ha should be held peroonally liable for toe losses If say toot seemed to toe oompteiaant. Recently a compromise was" effect ad batwaaa Mr. Houston and Mr. Wal ton by which toa termor agreed to settle tha claim on toe basis of $117; too costs resulting vary largely from toe amg laymen! of Judge J. a. geb weighart to defend tha case la district court. Mr. Mansion bate# aa tano* PUgußhflgy Oar Mm. and. cm tern Mb to My Hark wan ardarad In n warrant on the poHee tend ter toe amount at teens tor the pot- POM af nmhtag settlement of toa amt. Tjto the IMnMethiu of tote claim toe toe lagal proceedings growing out of fl)e no'Suited mid on Jos Walton's SyCtaSglte W. ima~CToipt~ toe two cams now pending in toe supreme eonrt of Ootorado. Aa ordinance waa road aad ndopt ad anthorising ton mayor and dty dark to sign toa entrant agreed up on between toe council and ton Den ver aad Rio Ornnde Railroad com pany a few sreeks ago, toe provisions of which ware published in the Dally Raeord at toe time, defining toe rights of each la the Royal Gorge, particu larly of toe termer la relation to the construction of diverting dam In toe Arkansas river aad toe Installation of n pips Has tor conveying water there from to Canon City tor general do mestic and Irrigation purposes. Oa motion toa council adjourned till Monday evening. January 4. 1M». ante re art outdoor Hte. aa Mta. Rei ter baa always tod. R Is not difficult to no It round why tta Navajo, as writ an Oa people of other tribes of seml aaeaga men, pllag with tenacity to their wholesome, open air existence aad rafnsa to accept oar complex In door ways, which boa la all ages bean total to them. While Mrs. Palter aa a strong advocate of toe chrtsttenlaatioa of toa Indians aha would bring It aboat as tor as possible without dis turbing soma of them or eommsnd abla tenets la their creed of Ufa; aha would leave to them many of toa nat nral ways of living which tote coma down to them from a remote aad highly trsaaarod post, among which art their tent life and their baaatltul blankets. Keen the whits maa today la sighing tor more of personal Üborty to ton groat world ontaMn, tor pan room la which to sxarotea Us facul ties of grind aad tody, tor man of ton staple Ute with all ntrito para and "I latoaign art WManmpsa," la tondanmaly bound la ninth with onto lettering aad is a vclami of whtoh toa automate, aa writ an tta ysnay Mdy •goto. It will to pkmag on ante at the hMiri IgntoMnt Mtogh to •mum•*»rt&rt m tegteM CAHOW CTTY. COLORAOO. THURSDAY, DEC gg. !»>«■ era are expected. Printedta Mask and gold and toadaaoMiy togrt ' "Inmo aeapea aad Waters ropes" Will maka a very pretty aad tom day gift ter anyone. parueatarir thoea of Htornry testes WAS THE BUSIEST DAY OF ALL AT THE POSTOFFICE Monday wan. psrhapa, too fuslsgt day la too history of toe OsMta. CKy postoflds aad the employee (Mae tod a atisaaoas tort la leokteg aßcr ton of whom had holiday partragan of va rying atees to sand to friends to to* oast; soma of them to ton states of toa Mississippi valley, others to Now York and New taglaad aad Others to toa Paetoe coast. Indeed. California, Washington and Oregon received a notable share of toa Christmas mall dispatched from hare on Monday; Lon Angolas, Baa Francisco. Portland and Seattle getting, of eonrae. tha major part of It. Them wars fifty-three sacks af mail sant oat of here on Monday, having a total weight of approximately Mid pounds, apoa which nearly ftOO worth of postage stamps eras required. There waa toe hundred aad atxty-gen registered pieces aad eighty-seven do mestic money orders, toa latter alone representing gttt la addition to toe postage. Thirty-five bags of mall were seat oat from toe post oOtoe at P-.X6 o’clock Monday Bight aad Beads a Mg wagon load. Christmas packages are coming la earlier tola year than seer before aad there waa a heavy Incom lag as stall outgoing man an Monday. Tha onto of stamps on Monday ranch ad a total of MM. a record hesahar ter toa Oanoa CMy poaterisa, U toe toa amrt tew days, an there la aster records ter local basteaoa wB bn that telly tores ttnaoaad people wan waited an at toa stamp widow on Monday, it Is tapasrihle to mate tow assay please of first Mass mall, sa fer la arose of any pterions day in Its history. Many hundreds of Christ mas cords, containing messages of good cheer aad coagratatettona. were dropped into toe maUiag toa and wars sent to ttoir addressee, which laclad ad every state la toa Onion ton prov inces of Canada sad Mastna. DICK’S SISTER. A Romance of the Black Mountain Country. By DOROTHY SUTTON LOWELL. CHAPTRR L Dick Hansford had born toft with mossy sad a mother who loved to see bla desires grattOed. a slater who waa aa real as lue Itself, perfectly void of imitation. Mary Lontea was s Junior la high school and carried herself ertto a dig nity beyosd' teen toe slightest re proach of Prof. Pitch. Mary Lontea took Ufa for Jast what It Is aad with bar one oanoa qf plain aa varnished truth was worth more toon a tea of diplomacy. On this particular evening, Dick rushed In excitedly aad began pitch lag collars, cage, shirts. etc., into a salt case. "Mother", he said. "I am going to Colorado tonight. Will Craw ford's starting homo aad I ate, gates anywhere to get sway from Detroit, lass isn't (roe to sm and 1 cant stand It to see tor again or I would kill Smith. Don't tor heaven's sake ask ms anything shout It. Doel." And ton old lady eoald scaresly take In all-tor Mai was saying. Tabs ante Art had ta vsetsd several tbnasssd deilara a few years aga In a eattU roach. Ha aad WUI Qmwtord, tetter ter goiter. Win half stayed wtto toe ranch ha the years aiooA mi Ofek tel j«*t nM nmny wiMi WHf mh ■bmiu» town and wasn’t Mrt aagatoty tarter tort iH Dntrrt riab’ ptertatT OanM nat to tete an' any snrtsgf and toM tor Dirt too ynnngsit asm aver rt> mtetsd te tbs bar la tea state afltete- IgaaT Mad to sesrlssta tot an . WEEKLY HOLIDAY (???) IS EXCEEDING ALL PREVIOUS YEARS Tbs ChriNtete trade tote see son Id ■ auepllunslly goad, greatly to tta sur prise of tth merchants, who tod nx pasted that then would bn lean bay teg tote pony than omul oa aeaoant of tbs. (niters af toa bait crop teat mun- Nearly srtry afternoon for.a week past the rtmata have "toon thronged wtto stoggjps art there Is pat no ap parent taQteg oft In too crowds to be seen, nor rt>*he volamo and extant of tbs IlfWrsM stores AD of too mer chants repqyt a sototenttel lnertass yaw, or. te prsvlons period ter a decade fsrjtbat matter. One of toe surprising tolngn about toe trade tote year te that! a better clans of goods Is being poNtosad than formerly; peo ple, appara itly. having come to toe conclusion that articles ter personal use make I tors acceptable holiday presents Ih in those tost ere merely ornamental. Tbs bi|( stocks of goods with which tbs; Merchants opened toe sea son aad Che remarkably low prices offered ton i appealed to buyers who have beaaf n convinced of too fact that bomb radlag pays aad that no where ante Is toe larger cities of toe country m i better value tor their money to i Rained than tore. llerstndsj i too tear or five days Im mediately preceding Christmas have been tto I meat of toe ess bob, and. while those has torn aa exceptionally large auatter of surly bay era tola yaw. toSKWtornn. will, ao doubt, bn crowded If. ttoir capacity ap to tbs very teair jspnnnj will tote be tto earn at rtdht. as toe mirrbssTS win tote teflnptoSte off baatoaae egaa sat laslMMt Chi I stass avs. ’ NEW CITY TREASURER (???) MONDAY NIGHT slfermss from tto Fourth ward, was sleeted dty tress arer as the successor of Df. T. B. Moors, county treasurer elect. who arill eater upon tbs duties of bis saw position the second week la January. Louis F. Oolites was choose to aacesid Mr. Boyle os eona dlmaa from tto Fourth Ward tor tbs —spired Inna, smdteg April 1. Ute. Mary Loolae listened aad knew nil that waa going on. She eat at tbs library table drawing flogres in ge ometry. She beard ton ball ring. She heard Dick ean war it. “Yon WIUT" to mid. "Gome right te. Mother docs Will look an tarsi to your* as the old lady came torsrard scrutinising each fen tare of tto mam who Mood before tor. “Good even tea Mrs. Raastord." ■aid Crawford, bowing low over ton old lady's toad. "William yon look older and tanned ap aad sunburned, but I am vary planned to see yon. Sit down William." “How long ws got now*" asked Dick. "Just forty-gve mtaatos from Broadway—two miles from tto Michi gan Central Staten." answered Craw ford, "aad yon can boy your tegs In Chicago, era have a two boar’s step there. "Buy. I've bought your little Meter a box of candy aad 1 want to glen It to bar before we leave" "Mary Lootee, name te my dear," called her mother. * . Crawford waa narprtead hi tto gotet dignity of tto girl to saw. Oat af a ehMd'of tea years wtto aariy hair, tad developed tola Mary Lootee. A hags bask bow of ribbon at toa bask at rhat ahtetag Mart talr. assart tor a lariat rope tonagat Crawford. A atom to tto shoe tope Sevan years bad made a groat Htanan la tto shiM. Itaagh aha tart tto tarty la toe eases pleased way rte had whoa to art Dtek left began, arty rim cried m than. Thera tow to asms te re msmber tor at ah ton teatad not navy atetetororttaxtort Bttto gsgljsgr sags I or adobe? ud waa their brand a bar storm*. Whas their cabin made of km baton altar the circle? And before be had ** flatted half her uaestkma, Dick was ready and they were cone. Crawford facing what was horns to him now with the memory of a pretty Ctrl's hand la his saying, "Mr. Craw ford, I am coming out to the ranch to aee Dick aa aoon as I am thronfh school.’ The mother wasplag mg Dick's shoalder. The agony of her parting mnet soon fade away from hip mind for Crawford only held those thoaghts that made him happy. Dick was not Aa most social com panion; his salad ran after a girl too. Oh! the sickening reality of It. Ines his own darling oat to the theater with Lawton Smith. That old reptile, that destroyer of vtrtne. That loath some, poisonous drunkard, and to take her to Kent’s Cafe tor oysters and chsmpagna afterwards. He bad called her oyer the phone and naked If she had really gone with Smith and the sweet little voice (he could hear It now) "Yes, Dick. I’ll explain all a boat It when yon come Friday night," This waa Friday night—he would glee his soul now tor that explana tion.. How gruffly he had answered. "It doesn’t need an explanation Mlss- Morts,” and hang up. How that night her father had met him and handed back the diamond Hag. How the two men glared at each other and never spoke. Dick hadn’t expected this. Oh! how eoald ho glvn her ap. She had almost become a part of himself he was worse than half paralysed wtthoot her She had been his girl lor two years— all hla girl. He had never mimed a Th seday or Friday evening tram being as her mans. That beoatifnl home on lass had bssn everything to him aiaea he knew her. Always Us lialtSH at the daaee. at the theater, at the liitU games and races. How tortartag that Httle ring box la hla vest pocket, ke cosM toel .lt sow. Whet wenMat he For hoars he tossed la the sleeper while Will Crawford was sleeping as peaoefolly as though he were la their own cabla built way back la the bill of Black Mountain. A High* at the Bench. Snowing? yes! Yon ooaldn't see the old msec wagon thirty feet from the door. Dick waa showing the eook a game bag fall of rabbits he bad shot and congratulating himself on finding hie way Into camp before dark. Will wasn't la yet. He had been gone alace daylight with a gang of men rounding la some cows with yoang calves, tor they ooald see the a torn coming mad now It waa earely there. Dick watched the cook dreee the rabbits, sad then over aa old fire-place he hang a large Iron pot half fall of greens. When this was boiling hot and the pieces of rab bit well dredged la floor aad sprinkl ed with salt aad pepper, he dropped them one by one Into the boiling pot. The smell made them both hungry. A whoop oat elds. The boys bad come and a row of saddles bang oa the fence aad tired ponies were turned late a corral where there were sheds aad stacks ot native hay Into sapper they earns, will wasn't there. Deft him with a lame cow and yoang calf coming up Chalk Creek Canyon. He had taken the calf upon bis saddle, urging the boys on with the herd, he worked the cow on aa beat he coaid. though the cowboys were soon oat of sight end the snow was coming down faster aad faster. When it became so dark he oould hardly see the cow. he threw his lariat rope around her neck then fastening the rope end to hla saddle horn, he let the little gray pony hav hla head. "We’ve been oat In storms and darknaas before, hav en’t we Pepper's", he said aload to the cow poor* it sums* hoars since darkness set ta. He palled his big gray felt well over his eyes aad Jaet rode Slowly along, holding that halpieea little self la place. In due time Pepper brought Will Into camp aad waa rubbed down aad cured tor by Oak himself ta a way that amrprtsed She animal. It waa mid eight saw. Will waa ditaUag Us Mask eedUe la a «aaH eap aad taUias wNh Wok. "Whoa!" They Hataaad Aaother wet tired *11 1-- outside. Win threw (he deer epee. "Onmi aa la pul." he said. "Stormy toalght. Jam lot am turn yeur peay hh the sorrel. he west set teaeeema there malghl" "Oarrol^fulL* £Th a» *au m mrnSSWmwmim NO. 49 “Got anything to eat?" to asked Dick as he stood warming by tto Bra. But Dick never heard a word to arid, to had written to lass Morts art thereon was “return to seeder." He fttedi gotten them licit liMflilHf tor them to quickly threw them Into tto burning grate and seating himself oa * cracker box watched toe damTO set up the loving messages that had taken the best la him to writs. They gram bled into ashes and Dick knew ton perfect expressions of a loving heart had come to naaght- He turned and watched Jack Turner eat. Slices of Mead and ham tom slices of ham and bread aad gallons of coffee, thought Dick. Will had coma In aad waa talking with Jack. Will held a tiny white envelope la hte hand. Dick never heard a word they were saying and after thinking a long time that tote maa would never Mop eating, he asked; "How long tor Lord’s sake Macs yon had anything to eatP’ “Nothing since yesterday morning and darned little then," answered Jack and turning to Will he contin ued, "I stopped at Old Clap’s and he only had floor for aboat half a doses hot dhkes. I Ms two. I met four sap ply wagon coming ap and told Watt'S to leave some for the old nun.’’ “That eras right," s&ld Will. “When yon get sleepy climb into tote bank wtto the cook." Then he tore open hte envelope and read: Detroit. Mich., Sept. 11. lfidg. Mr. Will C. Crawford. ' Black Mountain, Colorado. Dear Frlend.- Dick hasn’t written me for a long tone aad ap I writs you to know If to te getting aaad to roughing It- Oaa to sat rice, prases and tot hlscalfo wtto Mack coffee? Doss.h* took like nap te hte cowboy (raaead team Met ares of yon taken cm tto sMa at tto hOl la toe round ap. I tike tort aaa Where yon have a Utile calf at tta art of a kmg rope palling It back wards. What te your gray pony’s asm*? Ton amt Dtek tome pictures several years ago are thro on tto dm mr "tefrj.mrtArt*ro« tall matter and cannot tail Dtek. talk to you aboat Ines Morts? If he does I have so many tolaga to ta(l you. I've been to eee her. I dare not "Ines te the dearest girl on earth aad how—sees Dick can forget tor and stay away, 1s more than I can tell. I am afraid, there te no sincerity in him. Let’s yon aad I try to bring them together. Ines te so unhappy. Write me all Dick ever told you about her, aad please excuse ms Mr. Craw ford for writing first, bat I can’t see how Dick can forget after having ones known the sweetest girl that avar lived. “Please write soon. I am your friend, "Mary Loalaa." "P. S.—lf you don’t know who Mary Lootee te. It’s last Dick’s sister." Crawford folded the letter and thought it was all right for Dick's sla ter to call lacs Morts the sweetest girl that ever lived, but la hte owa heart he doubted If she really was. Mary Loaiee was coming down tha high school steps. She was a nan lor now aad harrying past a crowd of girls, stepped Into the Morts carriage that waa waiting for her. “That’s the Morts carriage." said Caroline Williams to the other girls. “Dick Raastord used to go with Mias Morts ell the time before he went west," volunteered Bessie Oonkland. “I am so glad Mary Loaiee 1s pres ident of our class again. She waa the year we were freshmen, too." “I think a change wouldn’t be oat of order," said sarley Edith Bant who had long since felt the pangs of Jeal ousy. The senior class was giving aa entertainment to help rales a fund tor the news hoys. And Mary Lontea waa earnestly trying to get Mine Morts to play for them. “Where do yon have this entertainment?" anted lass. “In tto hall where we gradu ate." answered tto fflrt— Mary’s an ttastesm aad appeal had awakeaad aa tateraM aad lam proud end te tort me dear." she aaM. "aad we wM talk It over " Both girls Mg ap tto steps late tom roam. Tta Ont amg Harr tartan todosd wm Dtek-s pfatarawa broth n. how basaGfUl to tested Tto tow. ton hair, toa span, jmato^srt > '■ ** >. £!* "tom. R.- • ■ . ‘ '