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| On All Furs in the House \
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J ? Coney Neck Pieces, $2.50 for * .25 ?
21 Isabella Fox, $lO.OO 5.00 ?
Mink Furs, $25.00 $10.50 l
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Frontier Sketches
An old-timer now living in Denver
rives a narrative of a rather strenuous
Christmas on the plains fifty-two years
ago. “In 1866,” he says, “a train of
military supplies for the United States
government was sent from Port Leav
enworth, Kansas, to Fort Laramie, in
the Rocky Mountains. It was early
in October when we started and win
ter had already set in, while the
Cheyenne Indians were hostile on the
plains of Nebraska also. It took us
two months going from Fort Leaven
worth to deliver our supplies to the
quartermaster at Fort Laramie. We
left our oxen and freight wagons there
—starting back to Leavenworth with a
light two-horse wagon and four extra
horses, when we were caught in a
terrible blizzard at Ash hollow, a can
on of the hills, striking the North
Platte valley northwest of the present
town of Ogalalla.
“The blizzard left the whole coun
try oovered with a deep fall of snow
which prevented further travel on the
land for that winter, reaving our par
ty in a very precarious, exposed and
destitute condition, with a prospect
of perishing from cold and hunger.
We took only enough provisions to
last us to Fort Kearney. After the
storm the provisions were about used
up and the weather was thirty de
grees below zero. It happened provi
dentially, however, that we were with
in but a few miles of Chief High
Bear’s band of Ogalalla Sioux Indians
who proved to be quite friendly and
with whom we had to stay seven
weeks before we could move from
there. Then we had to travel for six
teen days, 160 miles on the Ice-bound
surface of the Platts.
"Christmas day found us in the
midst of the Ogalalla Sioux camp with
only bulfalo meat as our main food
and that without any salt to season
It with—for there was no salt In the
whole Sioux camp. We did however
tor a time as a luxury have one very
email piece of bread with our morning
and evening meal for flour waa so
oearee and the Indian traders oonld
not spare ns more than a sack, for
which we had to pay S2O. We had to
make that sack of flour last our party
for nine weeks through that bitter
cold weather. Sugar was ont of the
guestioß as It was fifty cents a pound.'
Mo we took our hot ooffee straight
and wan very thankful to get it. Our
party of eleven men had only a thin
to oleup It at night. As
soon as we could get to the Indian
village, however, through the snow
drifts of the hilla. we got a little corn
meal from a trader and some sugar
and made a mush feast for the Indi
ans. Some of them in return for our
kindness came together and gave us
one of their Indian dances, while some
squaws showed their appreciation of
our gift and their good will by stick
ing up our two wagon sheets Into a
wigwam in which to live like the In
dians. To show the desire of Chief
High Bear to be friendly with us and
treat us kindly he was very watchful
of any overt acts of offense and anx
ious to control his people from any
thing they might do to annoy us. One
day the valise of John Rowland, a
young man of our party, was missing
from our lodge—evidently stolen by
some Indian in the camp.
“Opr captain made complaint of the
matter to Chief High Bear, who was
very angry about it, and It was not
long before the whole village knew
of it, for we soon heard gunshot re
ports. It was the chief, who had shot
one of the village dogs and had given
vent to his displeasure in that way.
He gave orders for the village to be
searched thoroughly for the stolen
valise. It was not long before it was
found hidden In some willow bushes
near by and returned to the owner.
High Bear did not want any more
trouble for his people, for it was only
one year previous to that time that
by reason of Sioux depredations on
our people passing overland to Oregon
and California that General Harney
had punished them with his little
United States army of horse, foot and
artillery by attacking them on the
Blue river not far from Ash hollow—
these very same Ogalallas and some
Brule Sioux under Chief Little Thun
der—killing many of them and des
troying their village.’*
It the men whose business It In to
raise the Government's revenues suc
ceed In getting enough money to carry
forward the various plans for needed
Internal Improvements they will be
Unsocial wizards. To begin with, the
Inland Waterways Association wants
<60,000,000 a year for the next tea
years—a total of a half-billion dollars
to make the rivers navigable and pro
vide a continuous Lakes-to-the-Oalf
waterway. This scheme Is favorably
regarded by the President, nearly all
of the Governors and a grant many
Ooagrumm. and Is Mkely «s hs
adopted, though probably In a modified
Another grea\ but expensive project
for Internal improvements that is
making Its demand felt is a systematic
course of road-building by the Feder
al government. Most people who have
given the subject careful thought have
abandoned the idea of attaining defi
nite resulte by any other means than
Federal aid. There are a few Eastern
states, such as New York, Massachu
setts, etc., with large population and
wealth and limited area, that can af
ford to spend the millions needed for
road improvements. New York for in
stance, recently voted a bond issue
of $600,000,000 for this purpose. But
in the West and South, where popula
tion Is comparatively small and state
areas are much larger necessitating a
greater road milage, such a program
would mean bankruptcy. Of course the
states can help, but if really effective
work is to be done the Federal Gov
ernment will have to carry the heavy
end of the burden. There is no doubt
as to its authority for such action, as
the Supreme court has clearly defined
the right of the Government to con
struct interstate highways, and the
Constitution expressly empowers Con
gress, “to establish postoffices and
post roads.”—Colorado Springs Ga
An excellent building is being erect
ed by the citizens of Orand Junction
at a cost of about SBO,OOO. It Is expect
ed that it will be dedicated some time
In March, 1909. It Is a very Imposing
structure, and one in which this West
ern Slope city takes Just pride. It Is
erected by the noble citlzenß there be
cause they believe In civil righteous
ness. They believe In giving men salub
rious surroundings and tempting them
to be good. It Is not a loafing place
for men and boys but a place where
they can go and be beneficially busy.
The province of this organisation Is to
develop men and boys In body, mind
and spirit. The symmetrical develop
ment of man’s triune nature is tbs
object of this and kindred organisa
tions. In this splendid building will
be found swimming pool, showfr sad
tab baths, bowling alleys, and Mndrsd
games, “garroanded by the tan com
mandments," gymuaainm. 1 oft s r
rooms fitted with steel rseeplaclss.
educational elans rooms, landing
BMW. and over thirty living rooms
tor young man, “Houses lor the fal
lows away from bums* s» <
\n the basement may be eeen the
Junior department which la entirely
separate from the Senior or Men’s
department, the juniors range from
twelve y eighteen years of age. They
are givtV day privileges only If they
are in sViool. Laboring boys are
given cerfhih evening privileges, be
cause they nan not partake of the ad
vantages 4 the day time. Men over
eighteen years of age are allowed the
privileges of the Association all the
time from nine in the morning until
ten at night
If Grand Junction can erect such
a building as this for her men and
boys, what ought Canon City to do?
The cities in Colorado who have
erected such buildings are Colorado
Springs. Grand Junction. Denver,
Cripple Creek, Fort Collins and Boul
der. Those expecting to build soon
are Greely, La Junta. Loveland, Pu
eblo, and Canon City. This city has
a better start than any of the others
in that it has a handsome corner lot
in a good location. Surely it ought
to build as fine a structure as any
other city of its size in the state. Are
not the men and boys of Canon City
deserving of as good a home as those
of any other city?
When "The Wolf” come to the Can
on City opera house on Saturday ev
ening the audience will be invited to
follow the author and the actors up
into the Canadian Hudson Bay coun
try. The play is a melodrama in three
acts and deals with the deceiving of
a girl and subsequent avenging by her
brother according to the rough but
thoroughly human ethics of that wild
The girl has disappeared, and the
name of her betrayer Is unknown, but
on his deathbed, the father commands
the girl’s half brother, Jules to seek
out the girl and care for her. Jules
finds in his search that the girl has
met voluntary death in a storm, so
he sets out to find the man and locates
him In the home of a Scotch fur
trader. The clot embraces many other
varied incidents with another more
savory love affair, and with the com
edy interests well represented, it is
said. The end is as it should be, logic
ally and melodramatically just, as
most theatre-goers demand that a play
shall be If Its sponsors would have It
successful. The company Is headed by
Andrew Robson, who will be seen In
his much-talked-of characterisation of
Jules Beaublen. the heroic French-
Canad i an. a romantic role of the style
In which Mr. Hobson has won his
brightest laurels in the past.
A dispatch from Butte. Montana, to
the Rocky Mountain News under date
of the 28th inat. thus describee the
death of Fred Twitchell, to which ref
erence was made in thee* columns on
“Fred A. Twitchell, aged 24, recently
graduated from the Colorado School
of Mines, and a resident of Canon City*
that state, met death late Saturday
night by a fall of rock in the Leonard
mine, which crushed his head Into an
unrecognizable mass. Twitchell came
to Butte from Canon City about a
month ago.
He was a nephew of Dr. F. A.
Twitchell, a physician of Canon City.
A conorers inquest tonight exonera
ted the company from all blame, hold
ing that Twitchell was the victim of
one of those unavoidable accidents
that mark mining. •
Twitchell was married October 24 to
Miss Cora A. Roach of Canon City and
previous to bis coming here was engi
neer for the Canon City Ice company."
Sheriff Esser returned to Canon City
Tuesday night from Frazier, Colorado,
bringing with him Lee Webb, who la
charged with receiving money under
falae pretenses. The complaint against
Webb was sworn out by Jack Brown,
who accuses the prisoner with having
secured the sum of one hundred and
fifty dollars by fraud and misrepresen
The defendant will be given a pre
liminary hearing on the charge for
which he was arrested in the course
of a few days. The reoelvlng of money
under false prtenses is a felony under
the laws of Colorado and is punishable
by imprisonment in the penitentiary.
Frasier, where Webb was arrested. Is
located on the line of the Moffatt rail
road. west of Denver.
Chicago, Dae. <O.—A woman of no
dal promlaeaee baa heeome Involved
In the ernaada agalnat womeaa' gamb
ling elaba, by Artbar Barrage rarwell,
praaldaat of tba OUaago Law and Or
der leagae. Bha la raid to be the widow
of a farmer vice praaldaat at the 1111-
aala Caatral railway, ft la all aged that
aha baa enadaetad gambling pfaaaa tor
dMiOi, Ah# Is orpaAriic
The report that James Oliver Cur
wood the author of “The Wolf Hunt
ers” and “The Courage of Captain
Plum/’ was killed by Indians in the
Hudson Bay country, proves, as Mark
Twain would say, “greatly exagger
ated.” The report emanated from Win
nipeg, whence Mr. Curwood. who is a
mighty hunter, had struck into the
wilds. It was sent in an Associated
Press dispatch all over the country.
Obituary notices of the usual char
acter appeared In the literary period
icals. For two weeks nothing more
was heard of the missing man.
Then, all of a sudden. Mr. Curwood
himself appeared in Winnipeg to deny
the rumor, and to And himself involved
in no end of personal and business
trouble by reason of its circulation.
The story seems to have originated
in a trifling difficulty in which the
author and his two Indian guides
stumbled when they were penetrating
the Lac la Ronge country, north of
Le Las.
They were in camp along the river
when four Indians of a village into
whose domain they were entering,
came along in a canoe. Some
altercation soon ensued, which Mr.
Curwood did not understand. There
was nothing melodramatic about the
incident. No knives were used, no
guns; is was Just a rough and tumble
fight, in which one of the guides was
completely knocked out by a blow on
the head with a stone. When the In
dians of the village heard of the trou
ble they were grieved. They felt re
sponsible for Mr. Curwood’s predica
ment. with but one guide In traveling
condition, and they gave him two of
their own peorle in place of the dis
abled man.
Doubtless the story of that little
trouble spread abroad slowly and was
enlarged upon by trappers and others,
finally reaching Winnepeg in a gar
bled state. The novelist heard noth
ing about until his return trip. When
he was nearly back to civilisation he
stopped off to see a friend, a trapper,
who produced a paper nearly a week
old. in which the story of “the trag
edy” appeared. He started out that
day and walked nearly twenty-nine
miles to the nearest station to prove
that he was far from dead!
Notice for Publication.
Department of the Interior. U 8.
Land Office at Pueblo. Colo.. Decem
ber 26. 1908.
Notice It hereby given that Walter
M. Kler. of Canon City. Colorado, who.
on April 16. 1902. made Homestead
Entry No. 12473, serial No. 02102, for
SW*4 SW*4. Sec. 2; SEK SE%. Sec.
3; WVfr NW44. Sec. 11. township 20 8..
range 72 W., 6th Principal Meridian,
has filed notice of Intention to make
Final Five-Year Proof, to establish
claim to the land above described, be
fore the clerk of the District court,
at Canon City. Colo., on the 9th day
of February, 1909.
Claimant names as witnesses:
William B. Griffin. John Kler. Al
bert Griffin. Edward Griffin, all of
Canon City, Colorado.
S. A. ABBEY. Register.
First pub. Dec. 31, 190 S.
Last pub. Feb. 4, 1909.
Notice for Publication.
Department of the Interior. U. 8.
Land Office at Pueblo. Colo.. December
26. 1908.
Notice la hereby given that William
B. Griffin, of Canon City, Colorado,
who. on February 10. 1902. made
Homestead Entry No. 12291, serial No.
02106. for E% NW%. WH NE%, Sec.
16, township 20 8.. range 72 W., 6th
Principal Meridian, has filed notice
of Intention to make Final Five-Year
Proof, to establish claim to the land
above described, before the clerk of,
the District court, at Canon City. Colo.,
on the 9th day of February. 1909.
Claimant names as witnesses:
Walter Kler, John Kler, Albert Orlf
fln, Edward Oriffln. all of Canoe City.
I. A. ABBEY, Register
First pub. Dec. 31. 1908.
Last pub. Feb. 4, 1909.
Capt. H. M. Mingay la In receipt of a
communication aliened by two peat
grand maatera and three musters of
Masonic lodges In Pueblo addreeeed to
the Masonic bodies of Canon City In
viting their members to take part la
the festivities connected with the lay
ing of the corner stone of the
new Pueblo county court house at
Pueblo on Thursday. The Masonic
grand lodge officials will be present
and the ceremony of laying the corner
stone will be under their direction. In
the evening a Joint special session of
Pueblo Lodge. No. 17, A. F. A A. M„
of South Pueblo Lodge. No. 31. and of
Silver Bell Lodge. No. 31, will be held
at which the grand officers of the
grand lodge A. F. A A. M. will be pres
ent, and which their Canon City frat
ers are requested to attend. All Canon
City Masona are Invited to the ser
vices connected with the corner atone
Horace Cemmask. former’- a resi
dent of Lincoln Park, and, tor some
time a salesman at Filter's clothing
store. Is spending the holidays here
as the goeet of hla slater. Urn. Ray
Johnson. He has tor the poet year or
two been engaged la the oiothlag basi
aaas with his brothers la one of the
Interior towns of Idaho and has ballt
up n nourishing and lucrative trade.
Ho will remain have onNI the end of
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bail Wut A 4m. win Set jm «M
Fit?. Only • Casts Ms Uw>
FREMONT Building A >M MN*-
tloa money to loan. Ebay MMh
Boat for real sstata loaaa. data tfea
mortgage paid 08 Ilka paplag wat
Guy If. Hardy. Ml
TO LOAN—Moasy on raal aatada, lasapt
or small amounts. I. tf. Bagaiafif
A Sons. l 'MI
brick boms, lot and a half, gsod to
cation. Good for boms or SOMPIBS
house. The Record.
Wanted—Horses la postal a (UP
per month. Good lead; plasty malar.
Thurston White. dlpd
KEEP your ownf keys aad ssaaasi bp
renting a steel safety bn at tbs Fro
mont County bank, t ts $> par year.
FOR SALE — Two sssoad kaad rakbas
tired buggies aad eas top basgy,
steel Ure. W. R MeOos. SS4 Orssa
wood avenue. dlpd
for rent—Three Aral shad noma
for light housekeeping- Inquire lit
Greenwood are. pi
For Rent —Housa, class In. Apply
to W. B. Ryle. 807 Htssl STS. 44b-
Thls paper persls lastly advises yon
to read the ads. Aad no mors sale
able advice was ever printed la oar
columns. Read ads. la all papWR
but read them especially la Ms Dally
Dr.C. Herman Graves
Private Hospital
a w
w t. Little, M. D.
caHon cm, coo.
OBce Hoars, >:SS la 4HS p. as
Evenings bp AppaMtEsat.
Otboe peer Esher I Nap Mara
Wbttsdi. Ibf city of Canon Ctbr. (Mi—b,
ROAD COMPANY Uf«liin(Knflß
UraUrly •!» meeting of Um Otty MM«
•old City duly bold on the w»iil m§ at
Dooms bar. lwi. *jrr» ed upon aJI sad RMHbr
the torn)a. conditions nnd HnlUtbbf QfP
rootract in «riUn« granting to iba mmMV
ptrtto boro to orrttla righto. nirMfM.
easements. rtgfaUKof-way. valor rates. and an
forth, and defining tbo liirbto and ilabiiltton
of tbo respective turtles la rriation to tbo eon*
strnction. maintenance and oporattoaof a Mb
uin diversion data and eortala pine llaeo and
their appurtenance*, aad certain railroad
tracks and tholr apparteaaaeea. both adjacent
to that portion of the Arkanoaa River within
what I* known and danerlbad as tbo Royal
(Jorge, in lb* County of Prestont and State of
Coloraoo. all an not forth la oald eon tract; aad
Whorana. It Is the desire aad pnrpooa of aaad
above named parties, respectively, that said
contract shall be ex routed in conformity to all
legal lequirsmenu necessary to make aad
conriiioto said eon tract a tonal contrast
binding upon said parties; Row therefore
Bo It ordained by the Clip Council of Caapo
Section I. Tnf tbo Mayor be. snd be hereby
is authorised, ompovaend and directed toss*
rents said contrast dk paAfitf df said City df
canon City by anhaafraMgSi datporate name
of said city tuesato, hp hSnMf as Mayor • aad
that the City clerk be.aad bs lnvby is an
thortsed. empowered and dlreotedla aAx the
corporate seal n f said Cttp to said non tract,
and to attest the sans aa OSfy Clerk of, for
unit on behalf of the said aty of Canon Oity,
as a party to aald contrast.
Remaining unclaimed Id <hft M
Office at Canon City Colo., ftsr the
week ending Dec. 27. 1908:
Bennett. Mlm Frederica
Burnt. Mr. Joseph
Cadwell, Mrt. Elisa C.
Canlaey. Nell
Clark. Mrt. Ann
Claypool, Mr. E. H. _
Coleman. Mitt Isadora
Cos. Mrt. Ruth
Cunningham. Mr. Jamea
Ford, Mr. L. F.
Olson. Mlhs May
Olenn. Mr. Frank
Mall. Mr. George
Johnson, Mrt. H. C.
Jones. Mrs. Ada
Lewis. Mr. Henry
Nelsoe. Mr. Fred
Perrin, Miss Bra
Stlntson. Wm.
Sullivan. Miss Francis
Walls, Robert
Nichols, Mr. Willard, package
ROBERT S. LEWIS, Postmaster.
RSMsa at Flaal Settlement
State of Colorado. )
County of Fremont,)
la tha County Court
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and prassnt to aaM aaart fete iaal ae
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that said aoooaate fea asawred and
that he be dlsefeanat aWMfeuad as
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