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The Cañon City Record.
you xxxn. PREMISES OF R. D. M’CLELLAND SEARCHED; STOLEN GOODS FOUND HOUSE FILLED WITH PROPERTY OBTAINED BY ROBBERY Resembled the Den of the Famoos “Forty Thieves” Des cribed in the Arabian Nights Entertainments That R- D. McClelland, convicted yesterday and sentenced by Judge Champion to a term of from three to six years In the penitentiary for sub ornation to perjury, was a sort of prince among thieves was proven last night when his premises at 225 Main street were searched by the officers and a large quantity of stolen goods found. McClelland appears to have had a mania for appropriating other peo ple's property, and. that he gratified it whenever he had a chance to do so. admits of no question If the evidence which has accumulated against him during the last few days may be taken as a criterion. Almost everything moveable seems to have aroused Mc- Clelland's cupidity, and. the belief |g expressed at the sheriff** office that nothing was safe after dark that was within McClelland’s reach from a pa per of pins to a traction engine. It It now definitely known that practic ally all of the thefts and robberies committed In this city during the last year were the work of McClelland, who had developed into a past master of the art self-appropriation. Charles Crowder, who is now under sentence to serve an Indeterminate term In the state reformatory at Boena Vista and who la. probably, more familiar with McClelland’s ca reer during the last year or two than anybody else, made a confession to the authorities yesterday that fastens folly a score of robberies upon Mc- Clelland. almost aay one of which would send him to prison. Crowder is very specific and gives the names and addresses of people McClelland has robbed, as well as the dates when the crimes were committed. He says that It was McClelland that robbed the chicken bouse of Jimr and Samuel Isabel I In the Hot Springs addition a year or so ago and that most oi the burglaries that have since of '*irred In Canon City and the aurretin-ling ter ritory were planned and executed by him. It was McClellnn.l ’.hut endeav ored at midnight to chloroform the Isabell's In order that their robbery might be more easily accomplished. It was McClellsr.d that committed the rubbery at the residence of J. R. Ken nedy at <*:g Rudd avenue. Indeed, the articles stolen at that time were found secreted In McClelland's house when the place was searched yester FOUND STOLEN GOODS AT RANCH Sheriff Riaer and Undersheriff John Cbetelat yesterday visited ihe Louis Seymour ranch, now owned by R. D. McClelland, on Upper Currant creek, about twenty mllee northweet of town, and made a aearch of the place for the purpoee of aacertalnlnft. If poaalble. whether etolen goods were aecreted there or not. They were unable to lo cate anything of Importance, although they dlecovered aeveral empty pita, which, they are convinced. McClelland had employed for the purpoee of "caching" hla plunder. Some of them had. apparently, been recently used, and. It Ib believed, their contents wero removed by McClellnnd, or. by one of hU confederates, a few days ago. That the ranch has been the storage place for n Inigo pan of the property stolen by McClelland and his gnng Ib the opinion of the authorities. Thee seems to be no reason to be no reason to doubt that McClelland was the leader of a gang of thlevas who hesitated at nothing In their career of robbery. Abont the only dif ference between them and the famous "forty thieves" of Orlnetal romance, |:ea In the fact that they had no cave In which to accrete their 111-gotten wealth and that no "Ala Baba” found hla way Into their hiding place and was unable to gat out In ooneequeuce of forgetting the magic “open eoaamo" that would unlock Its doors. The of ■ears yesterday brought hack from the ranch an ovarooat that was stolen from a baggy at the first Presbyter ian cherub cm night last winter sad a half dusea or more Plymouth Mesh shMhsas that formerly Inhabited a day. It was McClelland that eo per sistenly robbed bungles and other ve hicles of their lap robes, dusters, whips, eac., on Sunday nights a few months ago, in fact, nearly all of the crimes of that character that have taken place here for a long time are attributed to him. and. It Is believed, not unjustly. Among the goods recovered by the officers yesterday were articles that have since been identified as having been stolen from the following mer chants: Hunter Palmer, J. F. Marr, A. H Seely. Collins & Frey, Rau ft Emmerson and 0- W. Tobin. A suit case, found in McClelland’s rooms this morning, has been identi fied as the property of Alex Price of Four Mile. It contained a lot of wear ing apparel and other personal ef fects. It was stolen from a buggy at the Methodist church 1 st Christ mas Young Price was a student at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City and came home to spend the holidays His brother i iet him with a buggy at the railroad statiou to take him home. They stopped, how ever, at the Methodist chu.ch to an entertainment, leaving the suit case in the vehicle. It was quietly ab stracted by McClelland. It la unnec essary to multiply Instances; a dosen could be given flowing the same thing. It is thought that McClelland oper ated in Salida as well as in this city, and that s<. ne of the stuff discovered In his rooms yesterday and this morning were solen from people up there. Much of the booty is thought to have been taken by McClelland to Kansas and disposed of there and Just how extensibe his robberies have been. will, probably, never be known. McClelland's ranch on Currant Creek is also thought to be the hiding place of a good deal of the stolen plunder and an Investigation Is being made with the expectation of unearthing a lot of hidden treasure. That some of his 111-gotten goods were “cached" at the ranch Is a matter of abso lute knowledge, but how much, of course. Is a subject for speculation. If McClelland could be criminally proceeded against for each of the of fenses of which he Is known to be guilty, he would spend the remainder of hfs days In the penitentiary. That punishment awaits him for his crimes Is a foregone conclusion. ECLIPSE OF SUN AND MOON THIS MONTH Washington. June 2.—Two Inter esting spectacles In the aatronomleal world will occur during the comint month. Tlieee event* will be ecllp*e* of the moon and sun. the rormer on tomorrow and the latter on June 17. The moon will rise totally eclipsed and Its totality will last about an hour, while the sun will only be in totality near the North pole. The next eclipse of the sun. which will be observed in totality In this country will occur June 8. 1918 and will be visible from Oregon to Florida. The eclipse of the sun on June 17 begins In Its partial phase in Central Asia and China and extends down to the Philippine Islands. The eclipse will be visible fairly well In the west ern part of the United States near sunset and In the eastern part near sunrise. It may be observed through a smoked glass. The Inner eclipse Is visible practic ally throughout Europe and Africa and Sooth America, hot In Western Asia and North America the eclipse will be visible only In part, except in the extreme northwest of the latter, where the eclipse Is Invisible. Dr. Herbert Lane and bride, nee Mss Beulah McKay of Booth Canon, have retorswd from their honeymoon trip to the Fuathe const They visited various stones of mtoreo^Jln^CnU tsldsMsHs end ha Oman. CANON CITY, COLORADO THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1909 BEAVER, PENROSE & NORTHERN RAILROAD FORMALLY OPENED THIS MORNING Train Bearing Officials, Newspaper Men and Other Goests Made Initial Trip Orer the Line This* Morning —New Road Will Be a Great Boon to the People of Bearer Park The Beaver, Penrose * Northern railroad, which links Beaver Park with Canon City. Florence. Pueblo. Denver and a hundred other points with bands of steel, was formally ded icated to traffic today. A special train the first of Its kind to make the trip over the road, carried a lari'" party of guests from Beaver to Penrose on a tour of Inspection this m vnlng. Al though only seven miles long the Beaver. Penrose and Northern road has great possibilities for business as It opens up a virgin territory that will under the splendid Irrigation system established In that portion of Fremont county by the Beaver I-and and Irrigation company, become a re markblea prolific agricultural and fruit-growing region. Among those who made the initial trip oyer the road this morning as the guests of General Manager Jerry Cogan were Cbas M. MacNelll. gen eral manager of the United States Re duction and Refining company, of Colorado Springs: Spencer Penrose of the firm of Tutt * Penrose, of Colo rado Springs. In whose honor the town of Penrose was named: J. D. Hawkins, general superintendent of the United States Reduction and Re fining company, of Colorado Springs: Jesse H. Waters, of Colorado Springs, general manager of the Short Line and allied railroads of the Cripple Creek district: Clarence C. Hamlin, of Colorado Springs: Col. J. Q MacDon ald of Florence; 0. K. Parker of Los Angeles. California, chief engineer for the Beaver Land and Irrigation com pany: W. A. Matlock of this city, gen eral sales agent for the Beaver Land and Irrigation company, and repre sentatives of the newspaper press of Denver. Oolorado Springs. Pueblo. Canon City and Florence. The Beaver. Penrose and Northern road is due to the enterprise of Messrs. Hawkins. Mac Nell. Hamlin. Penrose, Waters. MacDonald and their associates. Ita operation will be VICE PRESIDENT SCHLACKS SAYS NEW DEPOT WILL BE BUILDT THIS SUMMER Plans Hare Been Endorsed By the Board oQDirectors and Work on the Proposed Stroctore Will Be Began With tn the Next Sts or Eight Weeks—Will Be Set Well Back In the Park From the Present Station. Following the attendance of Thura ton Wbile on the annual meeting of tha atate board of horticulture In Den ver a day or two ago he had a con ference with Vice President C. H. Schlacka of the Denver * Rio Orande Railroad company and waa aasured that Canon City's long expected, and much needed. passenger station would he hurt during the coming sum mer. The plans, according to Mr. Schlacks, had been approved by Pres ident Jeffrey and the directorate of the company In Denver. Mr. Bchla''.s waa unable to state the exact <' ito when construction -dgsrrk would begin, but that the matter would be tat .1 up at the earliest pos sible moment and that it would be pushed to completion without unnec cessary delay. "I Is the Intention of the company.” said Mr. Bchlack. "to get the new station building well back from the tracks and to make it one of the most attractive structures of the kind between Pueblo and Salt Lake City. It Is likely that a considerable portion of the park will he used for station purposes and In the construc tion of drives and walka for the con venience of the public. The plans Im ply grass plat, with Sower hods, both la trout and at the back of the do pot but id lag, which will give It a vary plan Mag and Inviting appears ace from all aMaa.* land would MM b ha parahassd^hy WEEKLY of almost inestimable benefit to the people living in the northeastern part of Fremont county, making possible the development of a large section of country rich in agricultural potentali tiea. Three trains a day will be operated over the new road between Beaver and Penrose, which will afford a splendid passenger and freight ser vice for the residents of Beaver Park; enabling them to make connection with all of the more important trains on the Denver and Rio Grande and Santa Fe roads for Pueblo. Colorado Springs and Denver on the east and Florence and Canon City on the west. A regular ra ? e of one dollar for the one way has been announced by the Beaver, Penrose and Northern Rail road company from Canon City to Penrose which is a very rea sonable when one considers that it is considerably less than the cost of a ticket to Beaver station and back by either the Denver & Rio Grande or the Santa Fe lines. The people of Canon City felicitate the promoters of the Beaver. Penroee & Northern Railroad company upon the completion of their enterprise and congratulates resi dents or, Beaver Park on the oppor tunity It affords for egress and in gress with the outer world. It means an value to every foot of arable land within a radius of ten miles of Penrose, which is destined to become a town of considerable im portance within the next twelve or fifteen months. The new railroad will be a factor in the development of the splendid resources of Fremont county, and. to that extent, its com pletion is a matter of public interest. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Yelton and family of Florence are expected to ar rive here on Friday for the purpose of making their home in Canon City. They will reside at 560 Pike avenue. Mr. Yelton has accepted a position with the Colorado Canning company. connection with the new station. "In deed." he contiued. "options have al ready been obtained that will enable It to increase Its real eatjite holdings at Canon City." Just how great an outlay the company will make here for Its new depot and accessories is not defi nitely known, but It Is believed that It will not be much. If any. less than fifty or slaty thousand dollars-Promlse has been made that Canon City will be given a station building commensur ate with Its importance as a freight and passenger point, which is equival ent to saying that nothing Is too good for It In the matter of a depot. The Denver & Rio Grande company does about eight hundred thousand dollars worth of business here every year, which Is a larger amount that it does at any point between Pueblo and Salt lake City, with the exception of Grand Junction. Mr. Schlacks also Informed Mr. White that the Denver and Rio Grande in conjunction with the Beaver Land h Irrigation company, was planning to build a good depot at Beaver sta tion. the eaatera terminus of the Beav er. Penrose A Northern road, which Is to be opened for traffic on June first Mr. Schlacks announced his Intention of visiting his property on Beaver Park sometime within the next few weeks for the purpose of arranging for the aruotloa of a summer resi dence that*. On the seme tlrp Mr. Schlacks will, prohahly. coues to Oaa- TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL A MATTER OF HISTORY Diplomas Granted by the Board of Education to Twenty two Graduates; Twelve Young Women and Ten Young Men —Class Address Delivered by Dr. O. B. Waite on “The Modern Significance of Culture” The twenty-fifth annual commence ment of the graduating class of the Canon City high school was held in the presence of a splendid audience at the First Methodist church last night, and, like its predecessors, is now a matter of history. The grad uation exercises of our high schools, academies, colleges and universities invariably attract a wide measure of public attention, and, that it is so, is a tribute to the interest which the American people take in popular and scientific education. The chancel of the church was tastefully, but not too elaborately, decorated with green and white, the class colors, and presented a very pretty appearance. A too lavish use of flowers on such occasions tends to distract attention from the graduates, who are, and of right, ought to be, the observed of all obserers at such times. There was foliage and bloom in plenty at the church last night, but its arrangement was so graceful and • so well, proportioned as to heighten,: rather than obscure, the members of the class, who were seated in the choir loft at the rear of the rostrum.! and. they were, as we have indicated. J the cynosure of all eyes during the ; evening. With their bright, intelligent 1 faces, illuminated by a consciousness ! of duty well performed, the members J of the class made a pleasing and in teresting picture. A feature of the occasion that com mended itself to the assemblage was the fact that the program seemed to be arranged with a view of brevity,. in contrast with the usual long-drawn out. and. not infrequently, tiresome entertainment The program began shortly after 8 o'clock with an invo cation by Rev. Worley of Orchard Park, in which he made an appeal to the Divine Ruler of the Universe to guide and direct the class of young people just graduated from the high school; the members of which were starting out on life's highway. He expressed thankfulness that they had begun so well and invoked the divine aid in their efforts to attain still greather triumphs. There was neither salutatory nor valedictory by representatives of the graduating class; the matter of ora tory on their part being “more hon ored in the breach than in the ob servance.*’ The initiative taken by the class in that respect is a good one and should be followed at similar ex ercises in the future. The annual ad dress was made by Dr. O. B. Waite, formerly of the faculty of Cornell col lege in lowa, but temporarily, at least, a resident of Blast Canon. The selec tion of Dr. Waite was an excellent one and proved' the fact that It Is unnec essary to go away from home to se cure a speaker for such an event His subject was “The Modern Significance of Culture." and it was handled in a masterly manner. While Dr. Waite made no pretention to rising to the ' heights of eloquence, his address was i BIG PARTY OF CAPITAL ISTS AND RAILROAD MEN TO BE HERE TOMORROW A large parly of Lawrence and To- ] peka. Kansas, capitalists and railroad i men who have become Interested in the Kansas-Colorado electric line will arrive here on Denver and Rio Grande train No. 9 tomorrow evening and will remain over night for the purpose of investigating matters at this end of the proposed road. There will be from twenty to twenty-five gentlemen in the party and they rep resent the prospective company which A. B. Hullt claims he will he able to organise to take the Indebtedness and HaMHtlee of the old concern. According to information received here this morning from Mr. Hullt. who will he M charge of the Inspection trip the party will arrive In feeble today and will he taken through the Irrigat ed tarrttcey cart of Feihlc this after* NO. 20 a model, so far as philosophic thought, logic and arrangement is concerned. It was. perhaps, a trifle too long for such an event, but was a classic in other respects. It was at once schol arly and entertaining and might be emulated to advantage by some of hie contemporaries. The musical numbers of the high school orchestra were superb and were greatly enjoyed by those privil eged to hear them. The diplomas were presented to the members of the clan by J. W. Emmerson. president of the board of education, in a brief, but well turned, address, in which he felic itated the graduates on having reached the goal and pinnacle of the public educational system. He congratulated them upon their scholarship and gave utterance to the hope that their am bition would not be satisfied until they had drunk still deeper from the Pier ian spring. It was announced by the president of the board of education that under the system of marking in vogue at the high school here, there were three students among the graduates who had attained a grade of between ninety and a hundred in their studies and were, in consequence, its “honor** members. They were Bert Kettle. Miss Rofena Lewis and Miss Mar gene I. Kirkton. None of the other members of the class were entitled, under the rules, to second honors. Scholarships have been voted by In stitutions of higher learning In the state to the following graduates: Colorado college. Miss Rofena Lewis; University of Colorado. Bert Kettle; University of Denver. Miss Margerle I. Kirkton, Miss Etta Shultis and Messrs. Charles Wycoff and Arthur Fredrickson. Certificates of scholar ship from the above named institu tions will be forwarded to the stu dents for whom they are intended in the course of a few days. The com mencement program was as follows: Sextette. “Lucia di Lammermoor" (Donizetti)—High school orchestra. Invocation. Piano duet. “Ojos Criollos-Danse Cubaine.” (Gotschalk)—Elsie Ken nedy. May Morgan. Address. “The Modern Significance of Culture**—Dr. O. B. Waite. Piano solo. “Popilions d’Armour,’* (Adoudard Schutr)—Elsie Kennedy. Presentation of diplomas. Intermezzo. “Cavalliera Rusticana.'* (Mascagni)—High School orchestra. The members of the graduating class were: Hazel Elizabeth Gardner. Ira Allen Burr. Olive Evelyn Bradbury. Charles E. Wycoff. Rofena M. Lewis, Mary Gladys Anderson. Margerle I. Kirk ton. Etta Merle Shultis. James R. P. Kettle. .Tames D. Biggs. Fred W. Reit er. C. Arthur Fredrickson. Marguerite M. Hyssong. Albert F. Garlinghouae, May Gladys Morgan. William W. Si mon. Fred F. Joel. Blanche Gwen dolyn Stevenson. Ruth Elizabeth 1 Swan. Hans J- Stockder. Elsie May i Kennedy and Helen Luclle Duval. noon. Tomorrow morning the party will be taken over the grade ot the Kansas-Colorado line to Turkey Creek where the quarrtee will be flatted and the possibilities ofr buslnees from that source measured. I-ate In the after noon a drive will be made to CaMm Springs on the Denver * Rio Oraade road where the members of the party will board train number nine tor this city. Early Friday moralag the visit ors will be taken la carriages tor a trip over the Skyline drive, and pee stbly. along the Scenic road Into the Royal Gorge. Later they will be eta veyed In automobiles through the or chards of Uncola Park aad Mb mere, after which they eriO preen* to Pee roes oa Reaver Park or* thsa