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VOL. XXXTL GRADUATING EXERCISES HELD AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH THURSDAY NIGHT Sooth Canon High School Commencement Program was a Moat Interesting One —Nine Yoong Women and Seven Yoong Men Given Diplomas by the Board of Edocatlon The seventeenth annual commence ment exercises of the South Canon high school, which were held at the first Presbyterian church last night, can hardly have been otherwise than gratifying to the members of the grad uating class, to the teachers, to the patronß and friends of the Institution and to the public at large which had assembled to pay tribute to the occa sion. In spite of the gloomy, disagree able character or the weather the capacious auditorium of the church was filled with an eager, expectant gathering of men and women, and. that they were not disappointed In their anticipations of an Intellectual treat. Is creditable to the program and to those who took part In It. The decorations, floral and other wise. were In purple and white, the class colors, and were very attractive. Every number on the program was good. and. that all were enjoyed, goes without saying. The salutatory was given by Wil liam Roscoe West and was a thought ful. eloquent address. His subject was “The Kvil of the Twentieth Century.” and the masterly manner In which he handled It won praise and commen dation He pointed out some of the problems of government, particularly, theev growing out of an abuse of the elective franchise, and showed the necessity of reform If we are to have the beneflclent administration hoped for by the founders of the Republic The class address was by Judge Ben B Undsey, of Denver, and was predicated upon some of his exper iences as the head of the ramous Juv enile court In that city. Judge Undsey was Introduced by Edwin H. Btlne meyer. president of the board of edu cation. who praised him as a cltixes. as a Jurist and as a reformer. Judge Undsey’s discourse was not of the formal, stereotyped kind, but was so replete with human interest as to en tertain all who heard It. The musical numbers on the pro gram were of unusual merit and pro claimed the excellence of the students of the Bouth Canon high school In the accomplishments, as well as In the fundamentals of an education. Both the individual and the orchestral se MR. COULTER COMPLIMENTED BY OLD HOME PAPER The following complimentary refer ence to Mr. T. B. Coulter Is taken from the O. A. R. edition of the Au rora. (111.) Beacon of May 18th: "T. B. Coulter, department com mander during the year 1878. and the only head officer of the Department of Illlnola. Grand Army of the Republic, that Aurora has ever had. will be un able to attend the encampment. Members of Post 20. of which for the first five years Mr. Coulter was the commander and who Is one of twelve surviving charter members, had hoped that he would be In attend ance. He has been communicated with and has sent back a reply saying that It would be Impossible for him to be present “Following the close of the war. Mr. Coulter entered the banking busi ness in Aurora and became cashier of the Union National bank, at that time one of the leading banks of this sec tion of the state. H% was one of the organisers of Post 20 and his election as first commander was unanimous. His Work for Mala following the organisation of the poet In Aurora. Mr. Coulter became very active In the affairs of the de partment In Illinois. Hs. with J. S. Reynolds and H. Hilliard, both past department commanders were Instru mental In making the state encamp ment of the grand army an annual event “It was during the encampment which opened In IprlngMd. January ft. lttt, that hie name was mm ttened tor the oflM of deportment lections were admirably rendered and elicited a deserved applause from the assemblage. The valedictorian of the class was Miss Stella Newton and the title of her discourse was “The Rex Brand.” She made a splendid impression by the high character of her address and by the graceful manner of its delivery. Mr. Stinemeyer in the presentation of the diplomas to the graduates made a neat, clear-cut speech that might well be chosen as a model by those called upon to officiate in that capa city. It is not too much to say that the commencement exercises Thursday night measured up to the best efforts of the local schools in years past and will be chronicled as a most pleasing and worthy affair in all respects. The complete program follows: Music Selected Invocation Rev. S. F. Entorf Music—“ Melodic” Rubenstein High School Orchestra Salutatory—“ The Evil of the 20th Century” Roecoe West Music- Piano —“111 Trovatore.” Bach Dorothy Black Address Judge Lindsey Music—Piano—“Feste Bnchique," Neusted Wesley Acker Valedictory “The Rex Brand'* # Stella Newton Music—Eight Hands—“Lustsepil Ov erature” Keler Bela Wesley Acker Dorothy Black Alberta Miller Lillian Wright Presentation of Diplomas E. J. Stinemeyer (President Board of Education) Music—“ Simple Aveu** Thome High Bchool Orchestra The clans roll is: Wesley Harrison Acker. Stella Charlotte Newton. Liela I.ucile Armstrong. Paul Stranger En torf. Marguerite Trout, Mary Theresa Veuetti. John Wilford Stiers. Dorothy Katherine Black. Homer Cecil Thomp son. Alice Brhel Williams. Frank Joseph Arnold. Elisabeth Belle Key, WllllAm Roecoe West, Lillian Isabelle Wright. Valeria Alberta Miller. John Furbush Laird. | election of officers a rived his was the only name that was presented. Of the 866 visiting members who were In attendance at the convention, near ly all voted for him. Major W. H. Watson of Aurora was elected assist ant quartermaster general at the same encampment. For the past several years Major Watson has been living In Indiana, but is In Aurora for the encampment, visiting at the home of William Wilson In Hickory avenue. “In 18S0. Mr. Coulter moved from Aurora to Pennsylvania, where he re mained for three years. Asthma troubled him and he was advised by his physician to move west. He did so, settling In Nebraska. Later he moved to Canon City where he Is now presi dent of the Citizens State bank of that place. “Mrs. Lucy Coulter, ownr o fthe Coulter block, Is an aunt of Mr. Coul ter.” Notice. Headqimrtere Greenwood Poet, No. 10. Department of Colorado and Wy oming. O. A. R. Monday. May Slat. 1(00. la the day aet apart aacred to the memory of our aoldler dead. We cordially Invito all citiaena. our publlo schools, blah school cadets. Are department, all pa triotic. benevolent, social and all or ganised aaeociatlons to meet with ns on that day at • o'clock a. m. and as-1 slat as la onr Memorial serrtoea to oar fallen oomradea. By order or Greenwood Poet No. Ik J. R BOWLBT. Adjutant. CANON CITY. COLORADO THURSDAY’ MAY 27, 1909 STRAWBERRIES ARE IN DEMAND AND THE SUPPLY NOT AS LARGE AS USUAL With the supply from the Southern fields unequal to the demand, which has increased heavily during the last week or ten days, strawberries of the best quality are at present selling at twenty cents a box. Although the sea son for shipping berries is well ad vanced, dealers do not expect prices to go much lower until the home crop arrives, which will be several weeks yet. The indications are good for a splendid yield of berries in the Canon i City district, but they will not come j into market as early as usual. The i Missouri berries have made their ap | pearance in Canon City, having sup • planted the Texas and Arkansas pro | ducts. It is possible that they will sell I for fifteen cents a box. or two boxes 1 for a quarter, before the locally | grown berries crowd them out of the I stores. New potatoes of fine quality are | selling at five cents a pound. Old po j tatoes are disappearing from the mar ! ket, and. as a result, prices are high, j They are selling at two dollars and a half for a hundred pounds. FOOT BRIDGES ACROSS THE ARKANSAS RIVER IN ROYAL GORGE COMPLETE The three foot bridge across the' Royal Gorge recently authorized by the city council have been completed and are now in use. They are cable bridges and are built on the suspen sion plan. One of them is located at the waterworks intake, another at Monument Rock, about a quarter of a mile above the railroad bridge, and the other about a half mile beyond Gorge station. They have spans rang ing from eighty to ninety feet and are from ten to thirty feet above the sur rent of the river. They were built for the purpose of assisting in the maintainance of the waterworks pipe line and are very in tersting pieces of bridge construction. | The work in installation was done by S. A. Van Buskirk. The city council 1 THE COLORADO SPRINGS--- CANON CITY ROAD WILL RE HIGHLY PICTURESQUE New Highway will Shorten the Route of Travel Between the two Points by Practically ten Miles. Dead Man's Canon to be Avoided It has taken Colorado a long time to join seriously In the good roads movement which has made substan tial progress In many other states, but there Is some reason to believe that In the next few years the Cen tennial State will make up a part of the lost time. The policy of em ploying convicts from the state pen itentiary in road building is now flrm ! ly established, and Its advantages are |so decided that the future legisla -1 tures will probably avail themselves to a much larger extent of that source or labor. The practice of working convicts on the road benefits everybody con cerned and injures nobody. The state secures the services of men who otherwise would necessarily be sup ported In idleness, and the cost of construction Is reduced to a figure which enables the building of several times the milage of roads that could he constructed under any other sys tem. There is no competition with free labor, and no honest workingman Is deprived of employment under the method, for the cost of road con struction with free labor is so great that the itati could not afford to at tempt It on the large scale now plan ned. And finally, working In the open air Is a pronounced benefit to the convicts themselvee, who are enxious to be thus employed Inetead of being confined within the prison walla eith er in idleness or at the monotonous routine work there provided for them At Its laet eeoston the legislature appropriated HUM tor the Improv ement of the rend hatwiin Colorado WEEKLY BILLHEIMER ACCEPTS MENVER SECRETAYSHIP Denver, May 25. —Although having declined three positions with the in ternational executive board of the Y. M. C. A., G. S. BUheimer has accepted the place of the general secretary of the Denver Y. M. C. A. and was chos en for that position yesterday by the directors. For the past six years Mr. Bilheimer has been state secretary of Colorado for the association. In the course of his duties he attracted the attention of the international officers, who thfee times asked him to accept positions under them. Mr. Bilheimer has participated in the growth of the organization in this state. When he came here in 1896 the total property owned by the Y. M. C. A. in the state was valued at $65,000, while now it is worth $666,000. He was general secretary at Canon City for two and one-half years. One of the chief reasons why the lo cal directors tried insistently to in duce him to accept the position of gen eral secretary was that he is inti mately acquainted with the local situ ation. He will take the place of F. L. Starrett. who has gone to Oakland, Cal., and will assume his new duties June 15. is considering the advisability of or dering the construction of a fourth cable bridge across the river in the Gorge. BURGLARS SECURE SILKS AND ESCAPE Trinidad. May 25.—For the second time In the period of one week, burg- j lars entered the Windsor Bazar some time daring the late hoars of the night and secured silks valued at about j S2OO. The thieves secured an enter ance by bmashing the rear window > leading into the basement where they • made thetr entry to the main floor and got away with the loot by making • their exit by a rear door. No clues • i were found by the police officers and no arrests have been made. This is . j the fifth of a series of robberies of. •! local business houses which have i 1 been made in the past two weeks, j | care of the convicts in excess of the j amount required to mainatin them ■in the penitentiary. The present road is about like most other country roads in Colorado—unnecessarily long, with steep grades and sharp curves, and wholly unimproved. For a consider able part of the distance the soil is adobe, and there is a long, steep hill a few miles south of Colorado Springs which is almost impassable in wet weather because of its adobe com position. Another hill, which is prob ably even worse, is the one on the far thest end of Dead Man's Canon. It is proposed to make a new sur vey which not only will avoid both of these hills but will shorten the distance between the two cities at least ten miles. Part of the present road will be retained, but In general the new survey will follow closer to the mountain range and will have fewer curves, and an easier grade. Dead Man's Canon will be avoided altogether. The survey for the new road is to be made at once, and the construct ion work will begin immediately thereafter. As the road has pronounced scenic attractive throughout its entire length It Is certain to be used a great deal by motorists and other pleasure seekers from Denver. Colorado Springs , Canon City and other points. The road between Denver and Colo rado Springs has been improved re cently aad more work is yet to be done, so It will not be long until motorists will enjoy the novel sen sation of tonring for 140 miles or more on n Colorado rood wtthoat Im minent denser of being bonnoed or of bavin* tbs enrt tern tb pieces by GRAND MARSHAL’S ORDERS FOR DECORATION DAY SER VICES, MONDAY, MAY 31 All societies expecting to partici pate in the grand parade will be in line at 8:45 a. m., and in the follow ing order and place: On North Fifth street, right resting on Main—High School Cadets, the Colors, Greenwood Post No. 10, G. A. R., Confederate veterans and soldiers of the Spanlsh-Amerlcan war, Sons of Veterans, Women’s Relief Corps, Ladies’ of the G. A. R., School chil dren, Comrades in carriages. On Sixth street, resting on Main — Orators, clergy and city officials, citi zens and visitors, all in carriages. Column will move at precisely nine o’clock, moving west on Main to First, south on First to bridge over the Ar kansas river where the Ladies of the G. A. R- will conduct services in mem ory of our sailor dead. The column will then proceed to Greenwood ceme tery where the graves of departed comrades will be appropriately deco rated, services to the memory of the unknown dead, also to the memory of the departed Confederate veterans will be observed, after which time to visit various sections of the cemetery will be given. The column will then : return to Fifth street and disband. At 2:15 p. m. the G. A. R. with its i auxiliaries and the citizens generally, will repair to the opera house where a specially prepared program will be observed. The music will be furnished by a double quartette of colored vo calists. and the address will be deliv ered by Rev. G. W. Hatcher, pastor of the First Baptist church, i Business houses and private resi i deuces and all public places, are ex pected to display the National colors and keep them in place throughout Sunday and Monday, May 30th and i 31st. 1 For further and more specific or 1 ders. reference is made to the General Orders of Commander Philip Hayes and Mayor Geo. R. Tanner. HENRY M. MINGAY. Grand Marshal. General Orders X*. 1. Headquarters Greenwood Post No. 1, Department of Colorado and Wy oming. G- A. R. The coming Memorial day. May 30. 1909. brings to mind the past, from 1861 to 1865, and to renew our alleg iance to our flag and country as pa triotic American citizens and stimulate in us the noblest emotions of patriot ism. Memorial day is the most sacred day of the year to the patriotic sol- I dier and citizen. It brings to our mind ; that we are one and inseparable in our national unity, and have demon-, strated to the world man’s capacity for self-government. R. D. M'CLELLAND SENTENCED TO THE PENITENTIARY Motion For a New Trial Denied by Jod&c Champion and Defendant Given Three to Six Years The motion of R. D. McClelland for a new trial in the subornation to per jury case, in which he was convicted in thie district court a month ago. was denied by Judge Champion this morn ing and the defendant sentenced to an indeterminate term of from three to six years in the state penitentiary. The prisoner, through his attorneys, at once gave notice of his intention to apply to the supreme court for a trial before that tribunal under a writ of supercedeas. a petition to which he is entitled under the laws of Colorado. The court has forty days in which to dispose of the application and the prisoner In the meantime will be In carcerated In the county Jail. Divested of si! legal technicalities a writ of supe reed ess is a stay In the execution of the Judgment of the lower court pending s determination of the matter by the court of last resort After sen tence had been pronounced upon him this morning McClelland addressed the court In the conns of which he stated that he had done wrong, hnt said that he did not realise the enorm ity of hie eihnse. at the time of Ms NO 19 I, therefore, as commander of Greenwood Post, No. 10. G. A. R-, do command all members of the Post, all old soldiers, sailors, marines and soldiers of the Spanish war and Con federate veterans to assemble at the G. A. R. hall on Sunday, May 30, 1909, at 10 o’clock a. m. sharp, where col umn will form and march to the First Christian church, where our memor ial sermon will be preached by Rev. Jesse Logan Wilkinson, and do most earnestly and cordially invite all pa triotic citizens to unite with us in this memorial service. By order of PHILIP HAYES, Commander. J. S. Bowlby. Adjutant. General Orders No. 2. Headquarters Greenwood Post No. 10, Department of Colorado and Wyom ing, G. A. R. The observance of Memorial day is the sacred duty of all patriotic sol diers. As the years roll by one by one, the old comrades are dropping out of line and not many years more ere taps will be sounded over the last veteran of the late civil war. I therefore, as commander of Green wood Post. No. 10, G. A. R., command all members of this post and all old soldiers, sailors, marines, soldiers of the late Spanish war. Confederate vet erans. Sons of Veterans., members of the Woman’s* Relief Corps, Ladies of the G. A. R. all civic and religious or ganizations. and all patriotic citizens to meet promptly at 8:3ft o’clock a. m. May 31st, 1909. to unite with us In the observance of this sacred duty to our honored dead. Orders which will be promulgated by the Marshal of the day Is hereby made a part of this order and will be obeyed and respected accordingly. By order of PHILIP HAYES, Commander. J. S. Bowlby, Adjutant. G. A. R. REQUEST. Parties having flowers to donate for Decoration Day will please leave them at Capt. Rockafellow’s office Saturday morning. May 29th. Also parties desiring to donate the use of carriages will please report for duty Monday morning. May 31st. at eight o’clock on Fifth street for assign ment. Owing to the crop failures for the past two years the G. A. R. will not ask for money this year to de fray expenses, but will trust to the public and patriotic spirit of our peo | pie to make the day such as it should | be—one sacred to the memory of the j dead and living heroes of the civil i war. to Colorado and had assisted him In procuring a position as a school teacher, a line of employment in which the prisoner had engaged for several years in this pounty. “I am disposed.” continued the judge, “to make your puuishment as light an possible under the circumstances, but for the protection of society order your confinement iu the penitentiary for a term of from three to six year*.** McClelland has three motherless children, two sons and a daughter, the oldest of whom is about fifteen years of age. Subornation to perjury, or. induc ing somebody else to swear falsely, la a somewhat unusual crime and Mc- Clelland's conviction is one of the very few of the kind that has ever taken place In this county. “By their fruits ye shall know them.** bat what about a tree with a dosea different vartaMsa of graftef Talk ahoat the farmers haste# an Influence; they are Mtrrteg ay ths whole coaatry Jaat now. saws* te aM M* .