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The Canon City Record.
vol. xxxn. A NEW CROP THAT MAY BE FOUND REMUNERATIVE IN FREMONT COUNTY SUGAR BEETS PAY FROM SEVENTY-FIVE TO ONE HUNDRED MO FIFTY OOLURS AN ACRE There is Reason to Believe that They Can be Profitably Grown in the Canon City District —A Representative of the American Eeet Sugar Company to be Here Soon to Explain the Manner of Their Cultivation. The Daily Record ha* on several oc casions during the last year or two directed the attention of its readers to tile financial possibilities to be de rived from growing sugar beets in the Canon City district. It is a matter worthy of the investigation of local agriculturalists and should be given anch consideration as It deserves by those who have land adapted for rais ing that kind of a crop. Of course, a great deal of land in this section can be used for other pur poses that will, under ordinary cir cumstances. yelld a revenue quite as great a* that to be had from culti vation of sugar beets There is. how ever. a large acreage that can. prob ably. be devoted to the growth of such a crop with better results than in any other way. Sugar beets are not hard to grow and afford the rancher an ab solute assurance of a more or less valuable return for his labor, which to the case with very few fsrm crops. What the rancher* of the Canon Olty district need more than anything else is a more diversified agriculture, and this can best be brought about by the Introduction of sugar beets; fbr the production of whldh our soils aro sot*-to be particularly fitted. Ex periments nude here several years ago proved conculslvely that sugar beets, rich in sacharrlne. can be grown anywhere in Fremont county where there is sufficient water for their irrigation The experience of ranchers on Lincoln Park. Fast Canon and Four Mile In the growing of such crops convince them ihat sugar beets might profitably be added to the list of their productions The launching of the sugar beet In dustry here would be a good thing for the rancher and a good thing for the community at large for every dol lar paid out for the purchase of the crop would be spent here sod most of !t would circulate for the payment of debts of one kind and another. There Is no expense In the growing and marketing of a crop of eugnr beets, except what is paid out for labor, and every cent expended by the grower would contribute to the support of the ANNUAL MEETING OF CANON CITY MERCHANTS’ ASSOCIATION MONDAY NIGHT The annual meeting and election of officers of the Canon City Merch ant's Association was held at the of fice of Secretary D W. Rosa Monday Bight. There was a fairly good atten dance of members, considering the anfavorahlc state of the weather, and the proceedings were of exceptional Intent The annual reports of the presi dent, secretary, treasurer and chair man of the finance committee were rend and placed on file among rec ords of the association. The reports were all of a gratifying character, and showed the organisation to be In a first class condition In all of Its departments. The report of tho treas urer showed that there had been col lected by the association for public Improvements during the last twelve months the sum of $2,046.43. of which f1.278.RR had been expended; leaving a balance on hand of SRI7.BR, to be used In the promotion of civic entr p rises. The new officers of the association as elected Monday night are: Prank P. Smith, president; A. H. Davis, vice president; and Messrs T. M. Harding. O. V. Hodgtn. U. R. Bid shot tom, W. T. Little and W. T. Wallace, directors. The aaaoclaCtau hag. practically one hundred mtm here aad wae never residents of Canon City. A beet crop is not a difficult one to raise and re quires no technical knowledge, or special experience. Its success de pends almost wholly upon the care and cultivation given it by the ranch er. Shortage of water is one of the greatest drawbacks to the successful cultivation of the sugar beet in most sections of the state, but there would be no trouble on that score here, es pecially this year, and local growers should get the largest possible returns for their outlay. For 'Several years the American Beet Sugar company of Rocky Ford has been endeavoring to interes - the Canon City agriculturists in the grow ing of sugar beets and have agreed to purchase all of the beets produced here at the highest market price. It offer* to pay exactly the same price for beets delivered on the cars here that It pays the grower who lives in Rocky Ford, or In the surrounding territory The proposition made by the company seems to be all that could be asked as it places the grower here on exactly the same basis as if we had the factory In Canon City. The company wants to make con tracts with growers here for a defin ite number of acreage. Last year this company stated that If contracts could be secured for 150 acres an ag riculturist would be sent here at the expense of the company to assist the farmers in getting the best results possible. The Dally Record Is informed that a representative of the company will he here In the course of a week or ten days for the purpose of talking th<* matter over with the people of Cau on City district, and. persuading them if possible, to give the cultivation of su?ar beet* a 'borough trial If it Is true that the man who makes two blades of gras* grow where only one gr« w before is a benefactor of man kind. how much more of a benefactor is the man who introduces into the community a new agricultural crop capable of aiding many thousands of dollars annually to the wealth of Its members. a more active. enerjetlc agency in the growth and development of the community than it Ib at present. During the year Just closed It made a small gain In Its membership, which Is considered somewhat remarkable In view of the industrial conditions that prevailed during that period The history of the association has demon strated Its usefulness and proven it | to be almost invaluable to the busi ness interests of the city. Uuder very painstaking and capable management It haH become one of the model asso ciations of the state. A committee representing the local real estate (exchange, consisting of \V. H. McClure. S H. Atwater. C W. Talbot. Cyrus Weabor nnd G. V. Hod gin. were present at the meeting of the association Monday night and re quested the co-operation of Its mem bers In the entertainment of the Colo rado Realty Dealers Association on the occasion of Its forthcoming con vention in this city. The suggestion of the committee was concurred In and the president of the association was authorise!! to appoint a committee of five members to assist the real eetate exchange In making the stay of the visitors In town as plea'anf ns possible. Mr. Salle, as president of the association, this morning appoint ed* the following committee to co operate to the arrangements ter tea •v CANON CITY. COLORADO THURSDAY. APRIL i, 1909. entertainment of the real estate men next month: Messrs W. E. Galley, Guy U. Hardy. Francis Dickson. Will B. Anderson, and C. C. Campbell. Clarence Hawley, representing Can on Homestead, No. 183, Brotherhood of American Yeomen, was present at Monday night's meeting of the Mer chant’s Association and asked that official recognition be given to the state conclave of the Yeomen, to be held in Canon City on the sixth of April, and that a social committee IR authorized to co-operate with the lo cal members of the order in extend FREMONT COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION WAS VERY PEASANT AFFAIR The annual meeting of the Fremont County Sunday School Association at the First Baptist church on Tuesday was well attended considering the un favorable weather and will be re membered as one of the best in the history of the organization. Among the good things of the convetnlon was the address of Mrs. J. A. Walker of Denver on "The Limitations and Pos sibilities of Childhood.” the talks of I. A. Moon, state field worker, on “Personal Influence in Soul Win ning” and the discourse of Rev. G. W. Hatcher on “The Sunday School as the Recruiting Ground of the Church.” Mr. Moon is a most energetic and effective missionary of the Sunday school cause and his talks on ”God*s Message to the Heart of Man” and "Heart Essentials In Sunday School Success” can not be recalled without pleasure and profit. The music was excellent and con tributed in no small degree to the de light of the convention. The election of officers of the asso ciation for the ensuing year took place Tuesday night and was as fol lows: R. G. Nesbit, Canon City, presi dent: E. E. Bragg. Brewster, vice president: Clarence Hawley. Canon City, secretary: Joe Quinn. Canon City, treasurer: superintendent. Canon City district. Miss Phoebe Paxton: auperlnterdent. Rockvale district. A. P Easton: superlntednet. Florence; district. Frank Johnson: John W. Em merson superlnetndent Canon City normal departnnient: Frank Moun tain, Florence, superintendent mis sionary department: Rev. C. E. Sparks. Canon City. sperintendent temperance department superinten d *nt auditing rtepar*ment. E E. Schuyler. Florence: superintendent of elocutionary department. Miss Kate Newberry. Canon City: superinten- , dent of music department. Chas. W Van Patten. Canon City; superinten d nt of home department. Mrs. Fran cl< Batchelor. Canon City. The reports submitted to the con veniton showed that thirty one Sunday schools in Fremont county CANON CITY WOMAN'S CLUB HELD ITS ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS The annual business meeting and election of officers of the Canon City Woman’s club was held at Elks hall Tuesday afternoon. There was a fairly good attendance of members present and plans for next years work were discussed Officers were chosen as fol lows: Mrs Andrew Shore, president. Mrs. H. L. Plummer, first vice-pres ident Mrs. J. D. Horn, second vice-presi dent Mrs. Paul Davis, recording secre tary. Mrs C. A. Huxley, corresponding secretary. Mrs. Charles H. Duncan, treasurer Mrs. Wright, delegate to the state federation. Mrs. J. C. Hyssong and Mrs. C. W. Talbot, alternate delegate to the state federation. Mrs. Audflate. auditor. Mrs. R. 8. Lewis Invited the mem bers of the club to meet at her home on Greenwood avenue Tuesday after noon. April <th. which was accepted Prank Singer, master mechanic for the Florence ft Cripple Creek Rail road company, with headquarters In Octorndo Springs, will leave on Sat urday for Chicago to purchase a loco motive engine for the Beaver. Penrose ft Northern road, now being built Into the Beaver Park territory. Call up Qnmu lit when you hew a n>t ad fhr The Batty ftnwi WEIjCLY >»# the hospitalities of the commun ity | to the visitors. On motion the pf Mident was impowered to appoint A Dommittee to assist in entertaining thf visiting Yeomen and their friends. Pit [lowing is the committee: lessrs Chas. H. Duncan, Prank fli tznerson, A. H. Davis, Dr. Otis Oftendorff and J. P. Marr. fn conformity with the resolution pmented at the meeting Monday night, a special committee, consist ing of L. H. Bancroft and A. P. Nel sop was named to audit the books atm accounts of the secretary and treasurer of the merchants’ associa tion and the chamber of commerce. w h four hundred and eight teachers, n « en ol'.ment of pupils is approxi m tely four thousand three hundred. < lie resolutions committee of the oo vetion reported the following, wl ch were unanimously apopted: rhereas. the trustes of the First Baptist church have generously grant ed the use of the church for the Gouty S. S. conveniton, and Whereas, the city press have very freely assisted wita its columns in advertising the convention, and Whereas, the state workers have cone with their messages of heart. Mill and talent, which will quicken lofpnl workers with inspiration and rellewed effort for the boys and girls sh|wished so dearly in the homes, and Whereas, the kind hospitality and Mtle manners of open homes to the ! delegates have made them feel as ! though they were aruoung their broth- j erf and sisters, therefore be it Itesolved. that this convention ex press thsir thanks to the above by puplie vote of acclamation. . ftoaetved. That thane ramJaMnaa he sent to the press for publication. Devolved. That this convetlon re commend that each Sunday school have a special temperance committee and that this Temperance committee j report to the county superintendent j six months from date and at the next annual convention. Resolved. That this convention re commend a special missionary com mittee for definite missionary teach ing and work, and to make their re ports the same time the temperance committee reports. Resolved. That the schools repre sented here heartily enter this fall campaign of prayer. Bible stuJy and visitation durinc the months of Sep tember. October and November, which campaign has been explained by field worker. Mr. Moon. Signed: REV JESSE L WILKINSON S J ANDREWS MRS REV C. L. BUCKNER ! Comratiee. j At the Sunday school convention In I the Baptist church. March 30th. 1909. BACKERS OF BE ATER LAND COMPANY SHOW GREAT INTEREST Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Penrose, ac companied by a party of friends, came over from CoWado Springs on Wednesday in an automobile and went over all the wonderful development in Beaver Park and returned to Colo rado Springs very much elated over the progress that is being made there. Mr. Penrose is heavily Interested financially in many large enterprises I in the west, but in none of them does jhe show such keen interest in as he doat in Beaver Park. It is the inten tion of Mr. Penrose and his associates to build a very fine summer lodge at Lake MacN'ell (the Schaeffer dam) and spend the better part of the sum mer* there. Fremont county is bound to b* very greatly benefited by having such men ns Messrs. Penrose. Mac- Nell and Hawkins paying the county frequent visits and Mr 1 I). Hawkins, who Is president of the Beaver Land Company., as well as of the United States Smelter at Canon City, was al so In the city on Wednesday, and. as announced elsewhere, gave lnstruc tiona to start the smelter as soon as possible. The men pushing the Beaver Land Co. and the Beaver-Pen rose & North ern railway, are also In control of the Flo ranee it Cripple Creek R. R.. the Union mill at Florence, and the Unit ed Slate* smelter here. Hear bargain* are advartned a vary day la tha Waal Ada of tha Dan? assort. Do ym mad that oolaamT THERE IS LESS COMPLAINT ON ACCOUNT OF HARD TIMES HERE THAN ELSEWHERE The Various Enterprises Now Being Carried Otrt In Can on City and Vicinity Afford Employment to Every body Desiring Work —The Waterworks and Half a Dozen Other Industrial Undertakings Pay Out Large Sums of Money that Materially Help General Business Conditions. . While there has been a great deal of complaint that business conditions here were not as good as they ought to be, and. not entirely without reason it is hardly too much to say that Can on City has felt the pinch of hard times less than most communities of its sire since the panic of 2 years a~o came less than most communities of its size since the panic of two years ago came on. Now that industrial affairs are reviving all over the country the out look for an increased prosperity is everywhere more encouragi. g and new enterprises and new activities are to be seen on every hand. No where in the dawn of the new or der of things more apparent than in the Arkansas valley and in Fremont county. With the prospect, indeed, al most the assurance of a bumper fruit crop this year the ranchers of the Canon City district may well look for ward to the coming twelve months with composure and satisfaction. With an enlarged area devoted to fruit ! growing and an increasing demand for their horticultural products the orchardists of this section ought to be 1 about the most contented class of till ers of the soil to be found in all of this broad land of ours. Labor, as well as capital, receives more of recognition, and is better compensated here than In most other places of our common country. There are few, if any. people in Canon City that cannot find work to do a: a fair rate of compensation if they but look for it. With the waterworks construc tion employing a large number of men. the smelters busy, or about to be. the new railroad on Beaver Park seeking labor, ranchers everywhere asking for help, the building trades THOMAS J. TYNAN WILL BE NEW WARDEN Thomas J Tynan of Pueblo, will ; be the successor of John Cleghorn as warden a* the state penitentiary and will enter upon his duties there Tues day morning. April 7th. Mr. Tynan has resided in Colorado about twelve years, most of the time of which he has been employed as a commercial salesman for Denver and Kansas City firms in this territory. Mr. Tynan is a native of Michigan and is thirty-five years of age. He came to this state from St. Joe. Mis souri and located in Pueblo where he has since resided and where he is well known. For the last throe or four years he has been a traveling salesman for the Morey Mercantile company of Den ver. and. in that capacity, has made a wide acquaintance among the grocers and other merchants in the southern* and western portions of Colorado. He was married last summer to Miss Scott, daughter of P. G. Scott, cashier of the First National Bank of Las An imas. Colo. Although Mr. Tynan has not been conspicuous In politics he ia an orthodox, enthusiastic Democrat and has always taken a keen Interest in public affairs. It is reported that he had strong backing for the warden ship. no fewer than five of the six Democr f lc judges of the state supreme court indorsing his candidacy for the position. Mr. Tynan is an intimate frieud of Ben W Rea of the firm of Rea & Cro sier of this city, from whom this bio- j graphical data was ob’alned. Messrs. • Tynan and Rea were acquainted long before coming to Colorado and have j been closely associated in a social way ever since. Mr. and Mrs. Tynan are expected to arrive here on Saturday of this week and will be the assets of Mr. and Mrs. Ren on Greenwood avenne mnttl Mr. Tynan enters tfoa the wnrdennhlp n NO . u | busy and a score of other avenues | open to those willing to work, there jis no cause for complaint and still ! less for idleness or hunger. The real estate men say that there 1 has never been a time in the history ! of the community when there was as many inquiries for property here as there is now. Certain it is that there never was a period in the life of the town and Its surroundings when the people felt more hopeful of the future or r. ore sanguine of its financial re sults. The Civic Improvement League, the Merchants association and other organisations have received an un usual number of letters from people in the east during the last few months asking for information about Canon i City and Fremont county and assur ance has been given that many of these inquiries will soon become resi dents of the community. There is hardly a town in Colorado, or the entire west tor that matter, that offers as great encouragement to homeseekers and investors as Canon City. That fact is evidenced by the actions of these malcontents that leave here only to return here to again make their home among us. With its superb climate, beautiful scenery and prosperous condition Canon City is inferior to none and su- . perior to many. Nowhere in the state at present is employment so easy to obtain as here and nowhere has life more charms, or better worth living. Canon City may not possess all of the advantages of Utopia, but It has its full share of them and whi.se homes are within its borders should be thankful for it. In a score of ways not enumerated Canon City is a high ly favored community. SENTENCED FOR A TERM OF FROM ONE TO TWO YEARS FOR FORGERY William Qrenfelt. who recently en tered a plea of guilty in district court to the charge of forgery, was this af ternoon sentenced by Jtxdge Cham pion to a term of from one to two years in the state pen'tentiary. Gren felt was taken at once to the prison to enter upon his punishment. Walter Shaep. who has been in jail for some time past accused of horse stealing, was discharged under a suspended sentence. Sharp, who is only seven teen years of gae. is required to wTite to the judge once every three months during the next year and inform him of his affairs, otherwise the sheriff will be instructed to hunt him up and take him to the reformatory at Buena Vista for incarceration. BAD WEATHER INTERFERES WITH TRIP TO THE GORGE From Monday’s Dally. On account of the threatening char acter of the weather this morning the members of the city council and oth ers who had planned an inspection of the waterworks pipe line in the Royal Gorge were compelled to abandon the proposition. It was the intention of the excursionists to have left her on a Denver & Rio Grande freight train shortly after eight o’clock and ride to the Inlet, a mile or more the other side of the Hanging bridge, and walk back to the reservoir, beyond Soda Point. It is probable that arrange ments will be made by the members of the council to carry out the pro posed Inspection some time before the close of the week. ORCHARD PRUNING TALK LARGELY ATTENDED From Saturday's Dally. About sixty people heard the prac tical talk ou orchard pruning by Mr. W H. Biddall at the Y. M. C. A. last evening. It proved to be an Interest ing and helpful meeting. Mr. Biddall Is an advocate of low pruning and gave facta and figures to prove hla arguments. The purpose of the "Farm Club" M to disease practical theasee an Mi an elute rmhlsi etc. Vatah Mr Mr* ther annowaoeaMnls. - 'v.