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The Cañon City Record.
VOL. XXXIL WILL EXPLAIN HOW NEW INDUSTRY MAY BE ADDED TO THE COMMUNITY Agriculturalist of the American Beet Sugar Company Will Be Here on Saturday to Tell Fanchers Fow to Cult - vate a New and Profitable Crop.—P> ople Interested in the Matter Invited to Meet Him at the Office of Ragsdale & Son. The general field agent and agrl- j culturist of the Aemrlcas Beet Sugar j ooinpany of Rocky Ford will be here next Saturday for the purpose of ex- j plaining to the ranchers of the Canon City district the profits to be made out of sugar beets and th > advantages to be derived from their cultivation in this portion of the Arkansas valley. He will be at the office of J. M. Rags dale & Son and people Interested In bis mission are requested to call ( there during the afternoon and have a talk with him on the subject. He is thoroughly informed In rela- j tion to the matter he has in hand and no tiller of the soil ran afford to miss j hearing his explanation whether they are considering the growing of sugar beets or not. That the adding of a new crop to the agriculture of Fremont county 1 Would of Itaelf be a valuable thing will admit of no doubt and the man who succeeds In doing so will be a public benefactor. That the growing of sugar beets 1* a successful and remunerative Indus try In Colorado needs no verbal argu ment; It bAs demon at rated Itself to be a profitable crop wherever tried, par ticularly in this valley. In many of the counties to the eastward it has been the means of Increasing the value of farm lands three and four hundred per cent and building up flourishing towns and communities where a wilderness existed before its coming. that is now worth four or five hundred dollars an acre In the vicin ity of Rocky Ford. Bwink. Garden City and other sugar producing towns down the valley would be a drug In the market at half that price, but for the industry we are trying to describe. The growing of sugar beds ha# giv en a tretnedous boost to the agricul ture of the state and added millions of dollars to Its wealth Big Victory for Anti-License People in Canon UNOFFICIAL COUN T Ut 2nd 3rd 4th Total Q. R. Tanner— Mayor 196 .279.. . 293.. ..219 97<i Jonathan Seaman —Clark 192.. ..274 . ..279.. U. P Boyle—Treasurer 192 .272.. .377.. ..219 959 Aldermen: D. N Cooper 193 193 C. T. Chapman I*3 I*3 W. T. Wallace 2 "1 *3l R. C. Hiatt 273 273 K. P. Jewett 279 279 C. Weaber 287 28 ' John Hamlllon 219 219 R. J Craig 2,7 I.OCAI. OPTIOJI-TOTK BY WARDS. Dry Wet MaJ Plrat Ward ,fi9 67 ,2S Second Ward 265 40 225 Third Ward 2X5 29 266 rourth Ward 22 > 1» MS Totals 960 8,7 The ofllclal canvass may show slight changes. The city election on Tuesday was a distinct triumph for the temperance cause and demonstrated In the most conclusive manner that the people of Canon City are done with the saloon forever. The vote cast was not an ex traordinarily large one. but was no table for the tremendous majority In favor of the proposition to make Can on City anti-saloon territory, under tlia local option law or Colorado; the ratio being nearly fourteen to one. It was expected that the proposition to make Canon City anti-saloon terri tory would carry, but the overwhelm ing endorsement It received- wae-eome thing of I surprise even to No nod There is a large acreage of land in the neighborhood Canon City that can be utilized to goed purpose in the cultivation of sugar beets. Indeed, will for a long time, at least, will lie idle and unproductive unless dedicated to such a use. The marvelous develop ment of large areas In Pueblo. Otero. Bent and Prowers counties by the In troduction of the sugar beet Industry makes It certain that it would be a success here. The exceptional advantages enjoyed by the ranchers of the Canon City dis trict in the matter of Irrigation rend ers this territory more than ordinar ily favorable for the establishment of the sugar growing industry. It is be lieved that beets produced here would be unusually large and would contain ; the maximum of saccharine, quail : ties that make them exceptionally val- I uable to both the buyer and the seller. The fact that the company will pay the Canon City grower exactly the same price for his beets that* the men , living within sight of the factory at I Rocky Ford gets for the same product is a matter that should not be forgot ten. If sufficient encouragement is given the company by the ranchers of Fremont county an expert will be sent here to show the local growers bow to cultivate the beets aud pre pare them for market. This is done In all communities where they are lar gely grown and is found to be m great help to the farmers. With the unusual rainfall we have had in this section of the state during the last few months i( ought to be an easy matter to raise sugar beets hero this year, and we believe that It would be to the advantage of some of our agriculturists to give them a trial. There Is cmsiderable Interest in su gar beet culture among the farmers of this county and It is thought that it will be by the coming or the company's ngeni next Satur day. ardent and enthusiastic supporters. Even In the First ward where It was considered that there was about an even break between the friends of the saloon and those opposed to it the vote stood 67 for license and 188 against license. Ail over the city there was the same hostility shown towards the saloon and to the nefarious business of the rum-seller. It was the doomsday of the liquor Interests In this community and proved- In the moat emphatic manner that the people of Canon Cll| are con vinced that the town Is better off sporally. financially sad la every cither way wlthoat p #alooas thaa wtth them. CANON CITY. COLORADO THURSDAY, APRIL 8, igog. notwithstanding all that has been said to the contrary by those who fa vor them. It was a splendid victory for decency, temperance and good citizenship and means that Canon City is satisfied with prohibition so far as the traffic in intoxicants is concerned. The vote on the proposition to make Canon City anti-saloon territory was as follows: First Ward—lß9 for the proposi tion, 61 against. Second Ward—26s for proposition, 40 against. Third Ward—2Bs for proposition. 29 against Fourth Ward—22l for proposition. 13 against. The official canvass of the ballots, which may be made by the mayor and city clerk at any time within five days of the election, is not yet available, but figures have been obtained by the Daily Record which show that the vote in the different precincts for the individual candidates was substan tially as follows: First Ward —G. A. Tanner, mayor. 195: Jonathan Seaman, city clerk, 192; L. P. Boyle, city treasurer. 192; D. N. Cooper, alderman. 193; C. T. Chapman. 192. Second Ward—G. R. Tanner, may or. 279; Jonathan Seaman, city clerk. 274; L. P. Boyle, city treasurer. 272; W T. Wallace, alderman. 273; E. C. Hiatt, alderman, 273. Third Ward—G- R. Tanner, mayor, Jonathan Seaman, city clerk. 279: L. P. Boyle, city treasurer, 277: E. F. Jewett, alderman. 279; Cyrus Weaber. alderman. 281. Fourth Ward—G. R. Tanner, mayor. 219: Jonathan Seaman, city clerk. 217; !-. P- Boyle, city treasurer. 218; John Hamilton, alderman. 219; R- J. Craig, alderman. 217. The total vote received by G. R. Tanner for mayor was 976; Jonathan Seaman for city clerk. 962. and L,. P. Boyle for city treasurer. 957. MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL ENJOYED THEIR OUTING ON FRIDAY The members of the city council, with a number of other citizens in sn unofficial capacity, making altogether a party of twenty-three persona, made an inspection of the waterworks pipe line through the Royal Gorge on Fri day. The outward trip was made on a Denver A Rio Grande train and the ! return journey on "Shank’s pony.’* Luncheon was eaten in the vicinity : of the Hanging bridge and was : bridge and was greatly enjoyed, as the morning's tramp had given the excursionists a sharpened appetite. Water was turned into the huge wooden conduit for the benefit of the visitors and they were afforded an op j portunity of seeing it flow down the | pipe line as it will when the great en terprise is completed and in opera -1 tion. Only in a few places was the leakage of the conduit of sufficient im portance to attract attention, and can i be remedied without serious trouble. | The pipe line Is thirty-six inches In | diameter from the inlet down to the i intake, a distance of something like half a mile, and it capable of carry ing twenty-nine cubic feet of water per second of time. From the intake down to the reeerwolr the pipe is thirty inches in diameter and has a carrying capacity of twenty-two feet of water per second of time. Only about half a mile of the conduit remains to be laid until the work Is completed from the inlet to Gorge station, and construc tion Is progressing nicely. The mem bers of the inspection party were greatly pleaqpd wth the character of the work that has been done and they had no criticism to make, either In relation to the engineers plans, or to the manner of their execution by the contractors. It was nearly 5 o’clock when the party got back to town, but the day had been a pleasant one In all respects and they (lid not experience that weariness which It had been pre- 1 dieted the trip would entail. A visit was made to the reservoir and settling basins on the way home. Carriages were In waiting for the party at the reaervolr and Its members rode into town from that point. THE CIVIC IMPROVE MENT LEAGUE HAS DONE MUCH FOR THE TOWN The Canon City Improvement Lea gue has dune a groat deal for the com munity. hut In no respect has Its work been more beneflclent than In the stimulus It has given to local pride In the town and Ha surroundings, which Is the genesis of all true patriotism. What the village Improvement so cieties have done tor New England the organisations tor dvtc ptngnne are Mag (nr the to was at the want. WEEKLY of the movement for municipal better- j ment- In striving for a “city beautiful** the civic improvement league has per formed -a service for the public, the value of whch cannot be computed in dollars and cents. It has by precept and example encouraged cleanliness, which, we are assured by distinguish ed authority Is next among the virtues to godliness. It has taught that beau ty, no less than the things of more or dinary utility, owes a duty to the com munity, and that good citizenship is a 'debtor to the public at large in away previously undreamed of and that its responsibilities cannot be shirked without the forfeiture of the general es*eem. The creation of the City Park along the Denver & Rio Grande railroad tracks, in what was little better than a jungle before It began the work of transformation. Is a splendid monu ment to the members of the Civic Im provement League, and shows what may be accomplished by determined, energetic men and women when band ed together for such a purpose. Other parks have been laid out. seeded to blue grass and planted with trees and shrubs by the enterprise of the league; streets and alleys have been kept clean: sanitation promoted and healthfulness engendered. The **Bkyline drive,** the “Scenic” road Into the Royal Gorge, the bridle path to Temple canon and a score of other things of public concern have all received the help and encourage ment of the league. It has been a lead* er In good works, and. to It. more than to any other agency. «s Canon City in debted for the advancement it has made in civic matters during the last few years. The magnificent mission of the league is not yet finished, indeed, it Is but Calrly begun. Its members have enlisted for a long campaign and will ncrt rest until Canon City has become what Mtnre intended it to be. the most delightful place of residence In Colorado. ELABORATE WEDDING IN SOUTH CANON One o&ibe prettiest affairs of the kind that has taken place in South Canon for a long time was the wed ding of Miss Beulah Mcßay and Dr. Herbert Warren Laws, which occur red at the home of the bride’s mother. Mrs. Sarah Mcßay. on Stanley avenue ! at 8 o’clock Tuesday night in the pres- I ence of a large asse.mblage of guests. I The bride and groom descended the j stairs to the parior while Mendels j -ohns wedding march was being play ed on the piano and took a position ! under a canopy of white, lined with ! smilax. The canopy occupied a coni- J manding position near the intersec | tion of three connecting rooms and ! all present were afforded an excel | lent opportunity of witnessing the j nuptial ceremony. The wedding hymn. "O Promise Me” by Bsrnaby. was sung by Miss Jean : B. Groff, of Pueblo, and the marriage rite solemnised by Rev. G. W. Hatch er. pastor of the congregation of the First Baptist church. The beautiful ring service was used, and the cere mony which made the contracting couple man and wife was most im prest re. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Sarah Mcßay of 117 Stanley avenue. South Canon and having lived here all her life, has a wide circle of friends and is loved by all who know her. The groom is a prominent doctor from Ellsworth. Wis.. and has been a citizen of Canon City for two years and his sterling worth is recognized by all who know him. During the evening "Beloved, it is Morn’” by Alyward and "O Promise Me” by DeKoven. were sung by Miss Jean B. Groff. Mrs. S. E. Lane pre siding at the piano. The home was beautifully decorat ed with carnations and hyacinths Elaborate rcfr diments were serve? during the evening. Out of town guests present w .e: Miss Jean B. Groff, Puebl >; Mr Harry Baker. Pueblo: Miss Martha Baker. Pueblo: Mr and Mrs Chas Johnson. Buena Vista: Mr. and Mrs. J E. Mcßay. Colorado Springs: Mrs E. T Wndlelght. West Cllffe. Dr. and Mr*. Lane left on the mid night train for the west where they win remain for several months For Sundays. April 11th, 25th. May 9th and every Sunday thereafter to and including October SI. the F. * C. C. will sell ’’Sunday only” excur sion tickets. Canon City to Cripple Creek points and return for $1.50. Train will leave Canon City at I a. m* retmrntag lenve dlpf Omk Ip.*. < Will Have Public Park In Raynolds Heights Addition City Council Unanirr ous ly Voted Five Hundred Dollars To Assist the Civic Improvement League in the Pur chase of the Triangular Piece of Land Between Coop er and Hazel Avenues for Park Purposes—Cost of the Property to the*LeagueJs3,64o.Bj | A committee representing the Can- < on City Civic Improvement League-, * consisting of Mrs. T. M. Harding. Mrs. M. S. Raynolds. Mrs. Fred, H. Whip ple, J. F. Marr and Frank P. Smith. , appeared before the city council on Monday night and asked an appro priation of five hundred dollars from the municipal treasury to assist in the purchase of the triangular piece of ground, about two acres in extent, be tween Cooper and Hazel avenues, on North Fifth street, for public uses. Mrs. Harding acted as spokesman for the committee and stated that if the council would give it the sum ask ed for it would deed the property in question to the city in perpetuity for park purposes. The land would cost the league $3,640. according to Mrs. Harding, and was regarded as very cheap at that price. Of this amount pracsically $750 had been subscribed by people living in the immediate vicinity of the proposed park; SIBOO had been offered by Ragsdale & Son for the three houses occupying sites upon the triangle, which would leave the league something like $1,200 to take care of to secure title to the pro perty which it had under considera tion. The council at first demurred to the proposition on the ground that its members had no right to fix the tax levy.for its successor and then spend a portion of the money to be derived from the assessment. On motion of Alderman Reeves, however, the mat ter was taken up for immediate dis cussion and determination. On a vote being taken a unanimous indorsement was given to the proposition and the five hundred dollars set aside as re quested. It is understood that the site of the contemplated park will be cleared off within the next few weeks and that it will be seeded to grass this spring. James Turnbull appeared before the council and requested that some steps be taken to compel the trainmen of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad company to comply with the city or- I dinances in relation to blocking the street crossings, particularly at the intersection of Eighth street. He ask ed that either himself, or somebody connected with the Colorado Canning company be deputized as a special police officer to make arrests of train men who kept the crossing blocked for a longer period than five minutes without good reason. In view of the fact that the council had uo author ity beyond the term for which it was elected it recommended to Mr. Turn bull that his petition be presented to its successor, which will enter upon its official life within the course* of the next two weeks. Mr. Turnbull also protested against the water rates which the Colorado Canning company was required to pay since the Installation of the meter there by the water superintendent last fall The water bills of the com pany are now twenty-five dollars a month, according to Mr. Turnbull, and will be four times that amount when the busy season e rnes on. “As the company.** said Mr. Turnbull, "has never asked the city for exemption from taxation or other favors. It is lest red. if possible, to secure a reduc tion in its water rates to one hundred dollars a vear.** On motion the matter was referred to the water committee for investigation. The application of C. W. Banta for a license to conduct a billiard and pool room at 31$ Main street was read. and. on a vote being taken, was granted. Bond in the penal sum of SSOO was filed with C. W. Banta as principal and A. H. Davis. D. N. Coop er and W. T. Br Id well as sureties. The bond of Alfred Oorten In the sum of SSOO as city scavenger was accepted with Alfred Gorten as principal and J. IX Gorten and Percy Craven ns sur eties The report of Aldermen L. r. Ooi- Haa has sharps of the nmtkm « •NO 12 owned by the city on Cottonwood creek, was read and accepted. The report showed that all seven ranches owned by the on Cottonwood creek had been rented for the year ending 1910 and that the revenue de rived from them for the annual period was $765. The rentals are the same this year that they were twelve months ago. The regular monthly report of the various city officers were read and placed on file and will be referred later to the finance committee for consideration. The report of the street commissioner contained an Inventory of the tools and other property be longing to his department. The annual reports of the city clerk city treasurer and other officers were not ready, but will be presented at an adjourned meeting of the council next Monday night. Ordinance No. 4, series 1909, relat ing to the fees in police cases, was read for the second time, and, on mo tion, was adopted without dissent. Ordinance 5, series 1909, con cerning the salaries of the mayor and aldermen, was read for the second time and approved without change. Bills in the general, water and wat erworks construction funds were al lowed and warrants ordered drawn In l payment of the same. Bills were pre : sented by City Treasurer Lewis P. I Boyle for a commission of one-eighth I of one per cent., amounting to seven f tv-five dollars, for handling water works bonds. A similar bill for one hundred dollars was presented by Dr. T. B. Mocre. ex-city treasurer. The financt committee thought that no special compensation was due and the bill were disallowed and referred to the council for final determination. After a discussion of the matter the bills were declared to be imporper in view of the stipulated salary paid the city treasurer under the provisions of the ordinances. Alderman Okey. chairman of the water committee, stated that the city was under contract with the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad company to remove all obstructions in the Arkan sas river resulting from the construc tion of the waterworks pipe line and that it would be necessary to take from the channel of the stream a large quantity of rock that had fallen into it during the progress of the work. Some of the rocks were very heavy and he had been negotiating with the railroad company for the use of its wrecking train and crew to clear out the river. He said the com pany would provide a wrecking train and crew for the sum of one hundred dollars per day. The crew consists of fourteen men and a day’s work is reckoned as ten hours. On motion the matter of employing a wrecking train for that purpose was left with the water committee with power to act. On motion the council adjourned to meet Monday evening. April 12th. EX-CONGRESSMAN BELL TO ADDRESS STATE REALTY DEALERS' ASSN Secretary Ross of the Canon City Merchants* Association is In receipt of a letter from a prominent real es tate agent on the western slope, in which It is stated that ex-Confress raan John C. Bell will address the meeting of the Colorado State Realty Dealers’ association, to be held here towards the close of the current month. Mr. Bell is regarded as one of the best speakers in the state. DEPARTMENT COMMANDER AND STAFF TO VISIT CANON CITY APRIL 10 Commander Watson or Greeley, and staff, of the Department of Colorado and Wyoming. Grand Army of the Re public. will make an oOclal rislt to Green wood Root. O A. R-. Saturday. April l*th Arrangements are beta* made to gtee the dtattofflahed wlslt-