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The Cañon City Record.
VOL. XXXIL UNUSUALLY (???) (???) CELEBRATED (???) MORNING One of the molt Interesting social events of the season was the marriage of Miss Laura E. Humphrey, late prin cipal of the South Canon high school, and Mr. Arthur E. Hubbell of Orand avenue, Lincoln Park, which occur red In the presence or a large com pany of guesta at the home of the bride's father. J. K Humphrey. 1117 Pike avenue, at 9:30 o'clock this morning. Owing to the prominence of the contracting couple and their wide acquaintance In the community their wedding aroused more than ordinary curiosity and concern, eliciting in turn general congratulations. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. T. Thomas, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which faith tbs bride Is an adherent The house decorations were elaborate and beau tiful; smilax. Shasta daisies and gold en rod being generously drawn upon tor that purpose and used to excellent advantage. The bride and groom stood under a floral archway, la which white and yellow were the predomi nant colors, when the divine and mys tic words were uttered that made the twain one. ha a sort of prelude to the celebra tion of the marriage rite mas Lulu Townsend snag. "O. Promise Me.” by PsEavia. aad, as the bridal tarty en tered the parlors. Mendelssohn's wad sets of the neighborhood la which she lived and has been a prominent fac tor la the educational, social aad re ligious Ilfs of those about bar. War ptopte tetter tMMrrtl tte 0004 opto loa of the public than mas Humphrey, for she did things that contributed to the general weaL The groom la one of the amst suc cessful aad progressive of local hor ttaaMailHa aad ranchers aad la a young msa of sgleudld character aad RECEIVED A TELEGRAM (???) THE DEATH OF MOTHER IN SEATTLE Mr. and Mr*. Harry T. Wallace of MS Hazel avenue received a telegram from Seattle tbia morning elating that the latter'a mother. Mra. Mary Rem- IBaton. had been accidentally killed on the grouada of the Alaska-Yukon- Paciflc exposition, but gave no de talla of the unfortunate occurrence. The deceased lived at Nampa. Idaho. •> had bean visiting In Seattle for several weeks. The messaae this mornlna stated that thf body would be held pending ihe arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace In Seattle and they left for that city this afternoon. The fun eral and Interment will take plana at Ellensbttrg. Washington. CHAMPIONS WIN FASTEST GAME OF THE SEASON m Christian* won the best ball lane of tha series la*t nlaht when they defeated the Presbyterians. Rny nolda acored one ran In the tint In- Blag for tbe Presbyterian* and Turner scored one for the Christian* In the same Inning. Neither side wa* able to score again until the last of the fonr'h Inning wwhen Ben Bchannel brought In one ran for the Christians. The score stood 2 to 1 until the end of the game. It was a fast game all the time, neither side making many errors and both sides making many good clean plays. The feature* of the fame were the pitching of Turner and the fast field ing of McKee at short for the Presby terians. Prom what we can ascertain by reading between tbe lines Colorado comes the nearest of all the states to haying a full appla crop this year. Our orop Is oertalnly larger by half thaa last year and will probably as cend the yield of the best season wa erer had because of the many thou sand* of new trues coming into bear ing. Ike only other state la the Union that cornea any whom near a fruit crop la Michigan but Its fruit docs not out much of a figure In competition with our own. Now York Is streaky with lean thaa half a orop for the **- Hr* stats Oregon has fallen dawn gbout half and Utah la la the ana* beat OeMforala haa some apples but they do not aoaee Into the same elans with as. Missouri and Kansas are bad ly In the hole with not more than tweaty-five par coat of a crop la either state so that taken all la all our chaassa erg better thaa any. A Keaara Went Afi has taund many awrtghltUlHMUb and If you hays tom bigb ideal* In life. Of th* utomat honesty and integrity, of good busi ness qualification* and of a genial, generous disposition be baa attracted to himseir a multitude of well-wishers. Tbe Daily Record joins a host of ad mirers in congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Hubbell and In predicting for them perennial happiness. Most of tbe guests *t this morning's ceremony accompanied tbe bride and groom to tbe railroad station on their departure for Denver and showered them with rice and confetti. ding march was played by Mrs. H. E. Smith. After Rer. Thomas had solemnised tbe nuptials, but before congratula tions were extended to tbe happy couple. Mies Townsend most beauti fully sang. "I Dove Bat You," at the close of which the felicitation* of the assembled guests were showered up on Mr. and Mrs. Hubbell. There was a wedding breakfast, af ter which opportunity was given for the inspection of the presents, which were handsome, numerous and eostly; many of them the tributes of distant relatives and friends. There were sev eral oat of town people in attendance, among them being Mr. and Mrs. Yoak ley and daughter of Kansas, relatives of the bride, who arrived here a day or two ago to be present at the wed ding service. Mr. and Mrs. Hubbell left on the Denver and mo Orunis train at 10:4S o'clock for Denver ea route to the Beattie exposition. Port land. Baa Praadseo and other points on the Paclfle coaat ou a wedding tear. At Its eoaelaatoa they win re turn here to make their hems Th* bride Is oas of the most talented and Usually and her Meade are legion, ah* baa been actively Identified for a somber of yearn with the beet later- THE VALUE OF WOOD PRESERVATION IN COLORADO Denver, Aug. 11. —One of the molt useful discoveries to the wood-using public is the methods which have been developed for preventing the decay of wood. Most cf these methods depend upon the fact that the decay-produc ing organisms can be poisoned the same ns any other forms of plant or animal life. Poisonous substances in a liquid form are injected into the wood, and so long as these remain, the de cay cannot act. Wood preservation is especially im portant in Colorsdo, because of the rapid decay of most of the native tim bers of this region when used In con tact with the ground. The use of these timbers becomes more ntceesary ev ! ery year for telephone poles, railway ties, mins timbers, and other such usee which expose the wood to decay. The farmers of the state also use vast quantities of timber for fence posts, and presenvative treatment of such posts would enable them to use native wood for this purpose Instead of ship ping In clear posts which command a high price and become every year more difficult to obtain. Two substances ara principally uaed for the purpose of wood preservation, namely, creosote oil. which is a pro duct distilled from the coal tar which is produced In the process of making Illuminating gas and coke, and chlorld of sine, a white powdery chemical which Is used for this purpose by dis solving in water. Creosote la the most effective because It Is oomparably In soluble In water and therefore Is not readily leached out of tho wood. Zinc chlorld Is even more poisonous to the decay producing fungi than creosote, but It la more readily dlsotved out or the wood and hence la not so lasting. It Is much chenper than creoeote. however, and la much used where con ditions ara not too unfavorable. The United Btates Forest Service gives much attention to the preserva tion of the timber from decay. In formation in regard to It, and advice aa to the apparates necessary and methods of conducting such work will be gladly supplied oa application to the District Forester, Majestic Snlld lng, Denver. BIG FIRE IN NEW YORK CAUSES LOSS OF $1,000,000 Mianm. K. T, IUA KM MImM at i aUltoo kallara warn caaaad briln wklek mpt tklrtr aU Haafea oaar tka laala aiaaata of tba Tk* kaHdlaw Mnd ktlalai fcaaala. alma Ml raaMaaaas. Tka kra waa maMaam aan. ** CANON CITY, COLORADO THURSDAY, AUGUST ia, 1909. BIG RATTLESNAKE KILLED BY CONVICT NEAR SODA POINT THIS A. M. Although rattlesnakes are uncom mon so near the city limits, or any other variety of serpents for that mat ter, a large specimen was killed a short distance beyond Soda Point by a convict this morning. It was four feet in length and had ten rattles, showing it to be more than of average size. It was aa thick as a man's arm and was an unusually ugly represen tative of its kind. Many people have lived in Canon City for years without seeing a rattlesnake, or of hearing one mentioned. NATIONAL IRRIGATION CONGRESS STARTS WITH AN UPROAR Question of Next Meeting Plnce Nar rows Down to Fight Between Poeblo and San Francisco. Spokane. An* U.—The question of the next meeting piece of the National Irrigation eqagreaa has narrowed down to a fight between Sen Praacto co aad Pee Wo, with Denver pledged to aid the latter. IlHgpis probably will throw Its strength to fine Francisco and there eetam to W mack sentiment for the California city. Among the smaller cities favorably msntioned la El Paso. The new constltntion pro riding the business-like heal* so mach desired by the congress was adopted without dissent yesterday. Spokane. Wash.. Aug. 11—The Colo rado delegation has been reinforced by the arrival of further representa tives to the irrigation congress on every train, and It now numbers about thirty, the greatest part of which Is, of course, from Pueblo. A missionary for Pneblo 1910 bas been made of each of these and the white ribbon Pueblo badge Is flutter ing from many a coat In hotel corri dors. on the street and In public places today. The day has been a single-handed grapple for votes. The perfect organi sation of the "boosters'* under the leadership of A. Q. Watson has been of the still hunt and not the brass band order. Individual delegates by the score and hundreds have been con stantly reminded of the tacit agree ment and moral obligation left over from last year at Albuquerque when STATE ASSESSORS TROUBLES ARE STILL ON Denver, An*, lh—The state board nr equalization Is again holding dally meetings, passing upon the various tax abstracts turned In by the county assessors, and each day many of these are accepted, while others are held for future Investigation. The assessors hare until September 1 to file their abstracts. and many are taking advantage of the time limit to withhold the documents. Huerfano county Is one of the important coun ties to hold out. that county being of particular Interest owing to the valu able coal deposits within Its beaads. Sunday the equalisation board held a meeting. In the form of a surprise on many of the railroad tax adjusting lobbyists, who have been seeking to have the tax lists adjusted by the board, and as a rsanlt of an uninter rupted seastoe. much work has ac complished la checking up the ab stracts. While many of the county lists held over, and not as yet aooepted. will un doubtedly be accepted later, some of them are la for a severe Investigation. El Pass county is dt present under •re from the heard, and until the spe cial committee appointed by the board to Investigate the taxable property of that oouaty, with an mljueussnl la view, reports, nothing will ho In WEEKLY FOUND THE FINANCIAL CON DITION AT THE PENI TENTIARY ALL RIGHT T. F. Golden of Denver, deputy state examiner, who made an exhaus tive Investigation of the books and ac count* of the penitentiary at the in stance of Auditor Kenehan, has at tached a certificate to the records of that institution to the effect that the records of that institution to the effect that the finances are in -good shape and that Here had been no irregulari ties in the expenditure of public mon ey there during the proceeding admin istration oti affairs. Mr. Golden's In vestigations covered a period of six yearn. PmMo stepped aside that tin aadar •tandiac tilth Spokane plight be car ried oak ■*i fwa ■ Fhaa. m Pmo Ui the ItrgMt dalegat*oa is tht aspen except Bpokue. B Paso's Ml depends on tlie fatnre of the .Msfhsst Bette cigutk project Me Bio Grande flood waters. Tito reclamation service has Us pre lloUsrr appropriation ready. There Is s,. treaty ipeisist with Mexico, I Inc eohpegnpHoa proceedings are eet | tied In tflpl word can beefn. provWl !ed there is no freebie stirred op ev ! erywhere and against the reclamation service. There has been a distrust of Colo rado and especially the attltnde of the Denver newspapers on the part of El Paso. There was distrust last year at Albuquerque and some of the fiery El Paso delegation haven’t forgotten the Puebloans hare had many conferences with the El Paso leaders and are at it again today. The good will and votes of the large El Paso delegation are most attractive i to Pueblo. The reclamation service is bound to be the canse of a fight here before the congress is over, and Sec retary Ballinger and Director Newell are both on the ground. Pueblo does not wish to be drawn Into the controversy, yet realizes the great work towards Irrigation and de velopment of the west accomplished by the reclamation service. Paso county was not as fair as It might have been, several corporations, it being alleged, being favored by the assessor, and it is not at all unlikely that the assessor of that county will he due for a accounting, which may cost him his position. The assessors have claimed that the governor could not dismiss them, and that, if he did. the county commission ers would immediately re-appoint them regardless of the governor’s ac tion. Those in a position to know, say that the governor can dismiss any as sessor. and no county or state official could reinstate him. until the gover nor himself took the Initiative. That the Klpaso county assessor is the one to whom the Insinuations are directed is proved by the fact that during the recent meeting of assessors he was Instrumental In stirring up the rum pus that caused the condemnation to fall upon the heads of the' board of equalisation members, and as hla tax list was not at all satisfactory. It would appear that he was due tor a surprise. HAS BEEN APPOINTED COUNTY PHYSICIAN BY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS From Tuesdays Daily. Dr. William Boot* has bwo ap pointed county* physician by the board of commissioners to succeed Dr. T. D. Palmer. rsusaUy resigned to become physician at the state penitentiary. Dr. Booth has resided hers (or a num ber or years sad his selection tar the place la aa emiaaatly proper one and will ao doubt dn tenoral satisfac tion. Thu asw appstats*. Him hi* pre dsceaaor. is a Pern sunt la poHtics. Dr. Booth sadssaP apsn the duttss of Urn ausWsa ■tadhaaod IBs wash. ROCKEFELLER NOW IN CONTROL OF THE BIG STEEL PLANT Denver, Aug. 10. —The Times last night said: • j The ownership of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company has passed into the hands of John D. Rockefeller. Henry j M. Flagler, William Rockefeller and associates, known as the Standard Oil Interests. The heavy buying of the stock of the company on Wall street for the past six months was in the interest of the men who have become associated with John D. Rockefeller in the control of the property. The re linquishment of George J. Gould’s holdings, with the exception of a few shares, as exclusively announced re cently in The Times, is confirmed. The Pueblo plant is -now running almost full capacity and is months behind with orders. The Denver and Rio Grande, unable to get its rail or ders filled at Pueblo on account of the heavy business, has placed an order for 3,000 tons of rails with the Car negie Steel company. The Colorado Fuel and Iron company, under the now regime, expects to make a com mercial and financial success of the company and Is planning to pay off tbs accumulated dividends on the pre ferred stock, amounting to about 60 per cent of their face value, within the next two years A party Identified with the company makes the fallowing statement con cerning its affairs: INDIAN RESERVES ARE OPENED TO LUCKY PERSONS Spokane. Wart An*. 10.— From a heap of more than 10SAOO enenlopea. the drawing began af ten o’clock tSIa morning to decide the Inckjr applies tions for lands thrown open to entry and settlement in the Coear d’Alene reservation. The envelopes will be mixed with shovels and the selection of the first 100 will be made by Miss Helen Ham- , flton of Coeur d’Alene. Each envelope as drawn will be opened by the land officers and the natne announced. The drawing for the Flathead reser vation will be made Thursday and on Friday by Miss Christina Donlan of Missoula. Mont., and that for the Spokane reservation on Monday. Aug. 16. by Miss Harriet Post of Spokane. A CANON CITY YOUNG MAN THAT IS MAKING GOOD IN THE SOUTH From Tuesday's Daily. Clyde Minor, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Minor of 611 Macon avenue, is a good example of what a young man can accomplish in the South, or anywhere else for that matter, by en ergy. honesty and business acumeu. Mr. Miner left here six or seven years ago for Beaumont. Texas, where he secured a clerical position with one of the largest firms there engaged in the oil trade: a line of business that he mastered and later engaged in on his own account. So very successful was he in his new venture that he subse quently was elected president of the Evangeline Oil company of Jennings. Ixwisiana. at a salary of several thousand dollars a year. Recently Mr. Minor has resigned the presidency of the Evangeline Oil company and re moved to Houston. Texas, to take the position of secretary and assistant general manager of the Houston. Harrisburg 4k Oalvsston Transporta tion company, an organisation that promises to make Its stockholders fin ancially Independent in the course of a few years. In order to obtain Mr. Minor’s skill and sagacity he was given a large block of stock In the concern by ita promoters, who are among the largest and most enterpris ing business men of Houston. If the anticipations of Mr. Minor’s friends are realised he trill clear up twenty five or thirty thousand dollars within the next Are yearn. Alabama Oars Bry. Montgomery. Ain.. Aag. 10.—Gover nor Corner laat night signed the Car michael prohibition bill la the pres ence of Mrs. J. B. Moll, president of the Woman's Christian Temperance union, and other woman. The Mil pro hibits the sale of any Umar contain tag nfere than one-half of 1 per neat NO "The Colorado Fuel and Iron com pany today is the property of some of the strongest financial interets in the country. The company can no longer be classed as a quasi-Gould property. It is owned by the Standard Oil party, at the head of whom Is John D. Rock efeller. Mr. Rockefeller has put his personal money behind the Colorado Fuel and Iron company and is deter mined to make it a commercial and financial success. “The company has never had much of a following in the east and In Wall street It has fallen Into disfavor. At the same time I am confident that In side of the next two years the Colo rado Fuel and Iron company will show operating results that a year ago would never have been considered possible. The company is managed by one of the most expert steel men In the United States. Is today operating at 80 per cent of capacity and has or ders for four or five months booked ahead. “The Colorado Fuel and Iron Com pany has never had a fair chance to show what It could do. It has been continually since organisation In the construction stage. This work Is now practically finished at an expenditure of $15,000,000 with almost today a new property on their hands. I am con fident that preferred dividends are a probability within the next two years." - For the Coeur d’Alene reservation 1.500 applications will be drawn. For the .Flathead «4>QO, and for.t£*.Spo kane reservation 2K»O. in each cane about twice the number of the avail able homesteads. The excess will be drawn to allow for improperly filled out applications and for any other ir regularities and for those who foil to appear at the proper time to make en try. The grand total of applications now reaches 256.235. about 100 having ar rived in yesterday’s mail. Less than another 100 is expected today. The net number of claims, according to of fiscal figure given out last night are: Spokane reservation. 41; Coeur d’Alene. 1.250; Flathead. 2.400. CANON CITY STUDENTS ALL GET POSITIONS IN COL LEGE FACULTY AS TUTORS Fiom Tuesday’s Dally. Harmon Minor. Fred Riede and Jim Bunten. ail of whom are senior class students a - the state school of mines at Rolla. Missouri, have been notified of their appointment to positions as tutors in that institution for the com ing year. Mr. Minor will be assistant instructor in engineering. Mr. Riede assistant in chemistry and Mr. Bun ten a similar place in one of the other departments of school work. Aside from the honor which these positions carry with them there is a financial attachment that is very acceptable. The recognition of their scholarship and worth is highly pleasing to the friends of the recipients in this city and they have the utmost faith in their ability to “make good.’* They have been notified to report at Rolla for duty on August 30th. Horace Mann of this city has a permanent place in the faculty of the Missouri State School of Mines. TRINIDAD UNIONS PLAN BIG LABOR DAY PROGRAM Trinidad.- Aug. 10.—At a Joint moot ing of the labor union* of Trinidad Inst night plans wore fonanlstsd tor S monstrous Labor dap celebration The program will consist of aa In dustrial parade aa addrsae by some noted labor leader and a program of sports. J. H. rails returned to Canon City on Sunday after aa absence covering the greater part of a year, aosl of which was spent ar hla boyhood home near Cincinnati. Ohio, and la Wash ington. D. C. Mr. rails was called seat last raglitoHr an noeosat of the death of his aged lather and remained there several men the to teehaMer the