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VOL. XXXI THE NEW YEAR WILL BE ONE OF GENERAL PROSPERITY The Ovtlook for r B""" City mad Fremont Cotmty Nerer More Eacoenging then at Present. Next Twelve Months Franght with Greet Possibilities for the People of This Commtmity. Canon City enters upon the New Tear with high hopes and ambitions tonfidontly expecting great things great achievements during the next twelve months. The belief that it la standing at the threshold of a new aa of material growth and progress Is based upon something more sub stantial a mere fancy, born of an Mis wish. The anticipation of Its fu* tars Is predicated upon a logic that la at once irreslstable and irrefutable. Ganon City possesses more of the ele acnts of greatness than almost any •Cher community that can be named. Bast or West, and, in the very nature mt things, must go onward by its own Impulse. Janus-like it sits at the door ward mt the new year and is able to look both backward and forward—upon its history and upon its future —and aomplalsantly regards both its retro spective and Its prospective views. There may be some things In its past Mr which there is regret and dlsap potalment, but there is no portend mt tronble or disturbance In the years to coma; the horoscope is clear and horftaon of Its future Is bright with promise. With Its tnagnlflcent re courses of field, garden and orchard; mt aceasry and climate; of health and mill Canon City mast inevitably oa to the splendid destiny which Wfit has decreed for it. la spits of the financial disturbance which had Its beginning In Wall must a year ago last October, and. which placed Its palsied hand upon toe buslneea of the country paralysing ffa Industries and Its enterprises from uue extreme to the other. Canon City suffered bat little from it. Indeed. It was hardly felt here. Except for the luee of the rrnit crop here last spring, toe year Just passed would have been aa unusually prosperous one; per haps the very best in the htetory of the community That the misfortune was not calamitous is evidenced by <he fact that there has been no lose of faith In the community as a horticul tural center; that prosperity has not depreciated in price and that confi dence In the riches of Pomona were never greater than now. The year up mm which we have Just embarked will he the queen of the ages and the peo ple of Canon City will receive their toll share of Its blessings. The twelve months Just passed was a period of bueineea and commercial stagnation all over the land, but a better day has dawned and activity will take the place of Indolence in all ef the avenues of human endeavor. The wheels of Industry will revolve with quicker motion snd energy will supplant Idleness In s thousand forms. Work will seek the unemploy ed In the great cities and everywhere there will be that contentment and satisfaction which characterises a busy people. Canon City, more than most places, will be a participant in this splendid revival and will forge rapidly to the front In all material mat tern; imbued with a determination to realise the booster's ambition of "25.000 popula tion In 1912." The coming year means tor Canon City a new waterworks HARRY JOHNSON BUYS WILLIAMS-SMITH-RICE STORE The Canon City business of the Wll llams-amlth-fUce company at 403 Main street wan on Monday sold to Harry Johnson, Its manager and a stockholder la the concern, who will oontlane It In the future under his on name. Besides belns a progres sive, enterprising merchant, Mr. John sosi la a genial, delightful gentleman, and people here would rather see the bnelnees pass Into his hands than al most anybody that eould he mention ed la obaneetton with It. The Wllllama-Pmlth-Rlce company, which owns a chain of stores through out the state. Is endeavoring to oon esntrsti Its hnslneea at Puehlo. and, on that account, Mr. Johnson eras en abled to purchase Its Interests here. Mr. Johnson’s wife and family, who racestly Went to Pueblo, will return to Canon City and become permanent residents of the town. They have many Mends here sad the announce ment chat they are sousing back will system, costing $400,000; an electric railroad from Pueblo with its conse quent advantages; new territory made productive by Irrigation; new enter prises with their resultant advantages to our people. All of these things will add to the growth of the community and ac celerate its energies. The outlook for the Canon City district is roseate with hope and no impediment should be placed In the way of progress. The new waterworks system will render Canon City more attractive to visit ors by affording to all. to its inhab itants and “to the stranger within its gates" a generous supply of pure, clear water for drinking and domestic purposes. The arid lands to be re claimed by the Beaver Park and the DeWeese reservoir and Irrigation en terprises will create new homee. and. with their necessities, will cause a stream of golden ducats to flow into the tills of our merchants. City, (however, will fproflt more from the Kansas-Colorado elec tric railroad line —the construction of which is promised within the next few months—than from any other agency that can contribute to its prosperity during the coming year. In addition to affording people here an other great artery of travel and traf fic it will convert Canon City into a tourist reeort that will bring a throng of strangers here every year, who will spend their money with the local tradesmen. The incoming road will make easily accessible the top of the Royal Gorge, a scenic wonder in all respects the equal of Pike's Peak. Yoaemlte or the Yellowstone National Park, and pronounced by some to be the most magnificent scene in Amer ica. The benefits of the proposed me tric line, upon which a force of men are now at work, to Canon City can not be overestimated, even by the most optimistic. It is confidently be lieved that it will be the means of doubling its wealth and population within the next four or five years. Certainly. It will help Canon City more than any other point along its course, save only Pueblo, where the general offices are located. During the year Just closed Canon City has lost nothing of its prestige. Indeed, it has made substantial gains and is better and more favorably known today than at any previous time. It will benefit from the adver tising it has received and its fame as a health and pleasure resort will In crease from year to year. During the twelve months that ended at midnight on Thursday Canon City was busy with its own affairs. Within that per iod it built eight miles of concrete sidewalk and put Itaelf In order for the boom which It is looking forward to during 1909. While there was very little commercial building here in the twelve months just past a large num ber of residences were erected and the biuldlng trades were fairly ac tive at all times. Canon City has abundant reason to look forward to the new year hope fully and complacently, for an over flowing cornucopia will spread Its treasures at her feet. be received with general satisfaction. In his new enterprise Mr. Johnson will have the beat wishes of the com munity for his success. Quickest Weather Change in History. Denver. Jan. C. —One of the quickest change* In Colorado weather ever re corded occurred yesterday when be tween »:05 and 9:30 the thermome ter dropped 11 degree*. Between 9:30 and 11 It dropped Id degree*, and con tinued to fall during the remainder of the day. Last night It waa hitter eold with the Indication* thnt It will oontlna* tor eome day*. Repore from over the state show the cold wav* la general east of the range. It waa coloder west of the rang* day before yesterday and yes terday. bat today the temperature Is moderating on the waetern slope. The weather reports Indicate that today's eold wave win ooattnn* tor at leant three days. CANON CITY. COLORADO. THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1909. WORK OF CONTRACTORS IS COMPLETED AND ACCEPTED Committee Reported the Completion of the Concrete Side walks in District Number Five and Council Adopts Resolution Ordering the Payment of the Ftsher-Dem psey Construction Company in Fall. At the regular meeting of the city oouncll Monday night the sidewalk committee, composed of Aldermen D. N. Garrett. Dr. G. C. Lamb. L. F. Col lins and Chas. L. Mitton, the engineer In charge, reported in writing tliat an Inspection of the new concrete side walks in Grading and Improvement District No. 5. was made on New Year's day and that they had been found to be in compliance with the provisions of the contract entered into between the city and the Flsher- Dempsey Construction company of Pueblo. In view of the excellence of the work and the fulfillment of all of the stipulations of the agreement the committee recommended that the Flsher-Dempsey Construction com pany be paid in full, but that an in demnifying bond in the penal sum of SSOO be required of the contractors as a guarantee that they would next spring run a grader over the streets in the improvement district alluded lo for the purpose of leveling them up and filling any boles, or inequalities in their surface, resulting from im perfect work, or the effect of the frost. Under the terms of its contract with the city the Flsher-Dempsey Construction company must keep the sidewalks laid down under Its super vision in perfect condition for a per iod of one year. The official bond of Louis P. Boyle as city treasurer in the sum of $15,- SOO was filed and accepted with the following sureties. M. S. Raynolds, Geo. F. Rockafellow, Col. J. Q. Mac- Donald. A. J. Turner. T. B. Coulter and M. J. Evans. His bond having oeen received Mr. Boyle will enter upon his duties as treasurer at once as the successor of Dr. T. B. Moore, resigned. Manager C. P Rogers of the Canon City opera house was in attendance at the council meeting and presented a petition asking that Cyrus 3. Shef field be duly commissioned to act as special policeman at the opera house, to serve without pay so far as the council was concerned. On motion the petition was accepted and Mr. Shef field authorised to act in the capacity prayed for in Mr. Roger's application. After the granting of the petition City Attorney Sayre stated that to avaoid possible complications the council should elect its policemen by ballot as required by ordinance, whereupon a vote was taken and the appoint ment confirmed. Mr. Sheffield will have power to make arrests and do all other things usually vested in a peace officer. He has been acting as police man at the opera house for some time under authority from Mayor Seely. A. P. Nelson addressed the council at some length in relation to the im provement of the streets in the vicin ity of the Evergreen Gardens, which he said had been so badly neglected as to have become almost impassable. Mr. Nelson stated that he and his brother had done something like forty dollars worth of work on the streets in question. Particularly on Canj&ron and Kountz avenues, and he desired that the city take charge of the mat ter. or at leaat. remit the poll tax of those who had shouldered a public responsibility. It was stated by Mr Nelson that the streets in question were within the city limits and that they had been dedicated to public use.. but never deeded to the council. They were traveled by the city scavanger and others going to the public dump ing grounds, and, according to Mr. Nelson, should be kept In condition at the genera] expense. On motion the matter was referred to the committee on streets, alleys and bridges with instructions to Investigate Mr. Nel son's grievance and report at the next regular meeting of the council. S. A. Hammond addressed the council upon the subject of water connections with the city mains on North First street and Cooper avenue. The mains In the territory complained of were originally placed too near the surface of the ground and the recent grading of the streets In that section of the town exposed them In ouch n way as to necessitate them being low ered to prevent the water In them from fteealng. Mr. Hammond was spokesman tor n number of property owners who prslostoi against any ad WEEKLY connecting their water pipes for household and irrigation uses with the main in its changed condition. The justice of the complaint was so palp able as to commend itself to the coun cil and a new connection was ordered made without coat to the petitioners. Ordinance No. 18, series of 1908, re lating to the agreement between the city and the Denver & Rio Grande railroad concerning the right of way for the new waterworks pipe line through the Royal Gorge was read for the second time and adopted without change, j. Alderman Okey called the attention of the council to the report that a beef animal bad been killed by Den ver & Rio Grande railroad men at the cattle pens at Burnito. and. that, af ter taking off the hide, they had rolled the carcass into the river, a gross violation of the city ordinances and of the laws ot the state which prohib its anybody from throwing carrion into the river within five miles of the municipal limits. The matter was re ported to the city marshal with in structions to see that the carcass was removed from the river at once and. the guilty parties punished. It subsequently developed however, that the carcass was not dumped into the river, bat 14ft lying on the sand some distance sway from the water. It was cremated this morning and the bones buried deep in the earth by or der of the railroad company. Water Superiitendent Chas. W. Van Patten stated tlat the water pipe along Main street from the intersec tion of Second ftreet westward to the site of the i prosed reservoir above Kenley s gardens had been completed and he was desirous of knowing whether he would be required to make an itemized report of the expense of the work. On motion Mr. Van Patten was instructed to make the report at his earliest convenience. The monthly reports of officers were read and placed on file as re quired by ordinance. On motion the bills in the general and water funds, and the waterworks construction fund were accepted and warrants ordered drawn upon the treasury in payment of the same. On motion council adjourned to meet Monday evening. January 11th. for the purpose of receiving final es timates and closing up its responsibil ity in connection with the construc tion of the concerete sidewalks in Grading and Improvement District No. 5. CONNLEY WILL AWAIT TRIAL AT APRIL TERM J. J. Connelley. who was arrested at Walsenburg about a month ago and brought here and lodged In jail on the charge of grand larceny, was arrigned before Judge Bailey in district court ou Tuesday and pleaded not guilty. Connelley, it will be remembered, came to Canon City last fall as the al leged representative of an eastern pic torial firm. He rented a camera from William Babberger. the Main street photographer, ostensibly for the pur pose of securing views in this locality to be used by his principals. The cam era, which was valued at fifty dollars, was carried away by Connelley and the owner had him arrested and thrown Into jail as a result. There are a number of creditors of the prisoner here, anl, It Is said, they will combine with Mr Babberger In his prosecution. Judge Bailey on Tuesday Used Con nell ey’s bond at throe hundred dol lars. In lefault of which he was re manded to jail to await trial at the April term of the district court. Injured in a Runaway. Olenweod Springs. Jan. 6.—John Radd. a barber from Shoshone. was seriously Injured In a runaway acci dent here yesterday afternoon. He was on Ms way to the county hospital to Tlslt a friend. The runaway occur red when he was within a few hun dred yards of the hospital and he was lima a cot by the side of his friend and will perhaps visit him about tear was ha. petting three brakes ribs, a dtahnaated shpnlder sad a crack la his aknU repaired. SUPREME COURT CLEARS RIG LUMBER DEALERS Ed. Biggs sad Other Big Lomber Men Cleared In Supreme Coart of the United States of Criminal Charge —Clyde C. Dawson Principal Attorney for Defendants. Clyde C. Dawson is receiving the congratulations of his friends over the signal triumph he won for his clients in the alleged timber fraud cases in the United States supreme court which on Monday affirmed the action of Judge R. EL Lewis of the Federal court at Denver in dismissing the complaint, which was of a crim inal nature; charging the defendants with obtaining possession of a large amount of timber land from the gov ernment by fraudulent means. The defendants in the proceedings were Charles D. M’Phee, John J. Mc- Ginnity, Edward M. Biggs. Alexander T. Sullenberger and men prominent in the financial and business life of Colorado. In the trial of the case be fore Judge Lewis attorneys for the defendants asked that the indictments of the grand jury be quashed on the ground that no crime was committed in the manner in which the lands in question were obtained; that the gov ernment had merely construed the acts charged into crimes, without the support of the statute under which the prosecution was brought; that the acts charged were committed more $800,000 VOTED FOR THE STRICKEN OF ITALY RY U. S. CONCRESS Washington. Jan. 6. —Bountiful pro visions for the earthquake sufferers of Italy was made by Congress today by a unamiouß vote. Vigorous hand clapping greeted a bill in the bouse carrying an appropriation of fSOO.OOO which passed immediately after the receipt in both houses of a message: from President Roosevelt calling at- i tention to the calamity. The president's signature was not fixed to the bill tonight, as it did not ' reach him. neither Vice President Fairbanks, nor Speaker Cannon hav ing signed it. President Roosevelt | will sign the bill tomorrow. Only the fact that Congress was' adjourned for the holiday recess when the earthquake occurred prevented | DIAMOND FIELD THAT WILL RIVAL KIMBERLY FOUND IN COLORADO Pueblo, Jan. 6.—That diamond fields such as rival the famous grounds at Kimberly. South Africa, exist in Colo rado. and within one hundred miles of Pueblo, is the claim of Gen George Vandemach. a hero of the Boer war and a survivor of the battle of The Three Kopjes. Gen. Vandemach has been in the United States for several months fol lowing his vocation of mining eugi- ' neer and diamond expert, and in his opinion the borders of Colorado cn-! close riches in diamond deposits 1 which will astound the entire world. He arrived in Pueblo yesterday morning from the west where he has been carrying on his investigations , for some time and is registered at the j Southern hotel. He leaves this after- j noon for Dalhart. Texas, where j wealthy countrymen are interested j with him in the exploitation of dia mond mines throughout the world In Gen. Vandemachs opinion the earth formations and the peculiar brand of quarts which he has located in Colorado's mountains are indicative of stones, the like of which the world haa yet to see and it is his opinion that the products of the undeveloped field will rival the crown jewels of Europe for color and composition. The stratum which he has uncover ed is said to be the same kind as that in which ware found the wonderful steel blue diamonds of South Africa, which are classed above price and which are now Imbedded la the royal crowns of Orest Britain. It was the discovery of such a strat um which led to the final success and wonderfnl triumphs of Cecil Rhodes and It was from that vein that the moat perfect gems known have been than three years before the finding of the indictments and that if there had been a conspiracy it had not continued beyond the transferring of the proper ty in question to the lumber company and that the statute of limitations had consequently barred criminal pro ceedings. The trial court in Denver sustained the demurrers of the defendants on the grounds mentioned and dismissed the indictments; an act which the su preme court has just sustained. The opinion of the supreme court was handed down by Justice White and is said to virtually hold that no viola tion of the land laws have been com mitted by the defendants in entering the lands in controversy. The case for the defendants was conducted by Clyde C. Dawson and Chas. J. Hughes. Jr., of Denver, and the masterly manner in which it was handled, both in the Federal court at Denver and in the supreme court at Washington reflects great credit upon their legal learning and skill. They have great reason to be proud of the victory they have just achieved. earlier action, although by the preii* dent's direction and with confidence of congressional approval, supplies aboard the naval ships Celtic and Culgoa intended for the battle ship fleets, were diverted and ordered de livered as quickly as possible to the scene of the want. Xo such generous help every was extended to a stricken people by this government before. ! Because of the belief of the prime minister of Italy that the United States fleet of battle ships will arrive at the scene of disaster too late to be of great assistance, conferences are being held to rearrange its sailing program, as it was determined that : <he fleet's visit to several Italian porta | for gala days would be illtimed. Gen. Yandemach naturally refuses to disclose the exact location of the ground, but declares that he has se cured options on the property which ho can control until July 1. which gives him plenty of time for the final negotiations. The South African mining man has in his possession now a specimen of the material in which he declares dia monds of the first water are found. It appears to be a granite formation and bears a slight streak of blue. Gen. Yandemach expects to return to Pueblo immediately after his con ference with the remainder of his par ty in Delhart and it is thought that operations will start almost simultan eously with his arrival. MANY VISITORS AT DRESSMAKING PARLORS The opening Tuesday afternoon and evening of the new dressmaking par lors. recently established by Miss Grant and Mrs. Othus. In rooms 14. IS and IS in the Burrage block, was a eery pleasant affair and was attend ed by about one hundred and twenty flve ladles. The hours of the rooep tion were from two to seven and the large number of visitors wan very gratifying in view of the cold, dis agreeable character of the wenllm Such an enterprise as the cm just Inaugurated by Miss Grant egg lira. Othus has long been needed Mre and is highly creditable to thoee la Aerga It will certainly be a grant nouven ience to the ladles of Oaaoai City to have such an establishment bare and it should be accorded a can senna pub lic patronage. tiO. Si'