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VOL. XXXII. < Suggest a Sub=Way for Travel Under the Railroad Tracks on Ninth Street Such u Improvement Would Obviate the Danger Existing From a Surface Crossing LESS EXPENSIVE FOR RAILROAD COMPANY THAN EMPLOY MENT OF A WATCHMAN TO PREVENT LIABLE ACCIDENTS The County, the City, the Railroad Company and the People of Lincoln Park Would, Doubtless, Assist in die Enterprise—All Matertal, Except Cement, Could Be Obtained While Excavating the Sub-Way In view of the fact that the Denver j & Rio Grande Railroad company in now engaged in the construction of a new eta ion and the necessity con fronting th»> county commissioners of erecting; a bridge across the river on Ninth street to take the place of the one taken out by the flood Tuesday night DaTL, DeW«*ese suggests the proprl^t'tfJ*^**^building a sub-way for travel under thi railroad tracks as a matter of pu,iiic convenience and as a safeguard against h ■ accidents in cident to a surface crossing. Borne effort is being brought to bear on the commissioners to forego the old *l»e and build on Tenth street ant! transfer traffic between Lincoln Park and this city to that thorough fan* to the prejudice and abandon ment of the present line of communi cation While not disposed to condemn or criticise sny of the propositions to be submitted *o the commissioners a the present juncture of affairs i; may be stated incidentally that the trans fer of travel to Tenth street would »** an expensive matter and would in crease. rather than diminish, the danger to human life and would re sult In the moving of business on ! Main street one or two blocks further : east, which would be Inconvenient to say the least. The Denver and Rio Grande freight houses under the new arrangement will he located at the Intersection of Tenth and Water streets and the danger to the public travel from a surface crossing at that point will be vastly augmented over what It Is now. The construction also of an approach to a bridge on Tenth street would be a costly undertaking, entailing nn ex- , pendlture of perhaps two thou sand dollars. The railroad yards, which will contain several additional , tracks at that point, will intensify the peril of a crossing at Tenth •treet. to say nothing of the inconven ience and expense that it will necessl- RAILROAD COMPANY FAV ORABLE TO THE NINTH STREET SUB-WAY SCHEME The Daily Record It advised from private sources tut the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad company would gladly co-operate with the city and county In the espeote<of constructing the proposed concrete sub-way on Ninth street and that the success or failure of the enterprise depends up on our home people. The matter Is one of great Importance to the com munity and It is hoped that the agita tion now being carried on will result In something definite being ddtie to safeguard the public from accident at that point. There Is bound to be a con stantly Increasing business on Ninth street between this city and Uncoln Park for many years as It Is the logi cal line of travel and nothing should be left ifndone that would facilitate It, or protect those engaged In It from Injury In crossing the railroad tracks. With the opening of the new depot, now In course of construction, addi tional railroad tracks will be built across Ninth street and the danger of a surface crossing will be vastly In creased. so much so. In fact, as to render the establishment of gates there an abaolnts necessity. A sub way on Ninth street such as was out- : lined In thane coinings n few days. M*. weald affoetaallr do away wttfc tfco minM entitle of Irani! Mate over the line of travel that u&a ; heretofore *xlsted. A eub-way for the use of the public under the railroad tracks on Ninth street has many ! hings •o commend it and seems to be | the only logical solution of the prob ' lent that is presented to the public. Mr. DeWeese has gl\<n the matter much consideration and is confident of the feasibility and success of his scheme. He favors the building of an open sub-way from the foot of the hill, near Kftzman’s cement plant. ; ilong Ninth street to its intersection with Hirer street at a point opposite the United Presbyterian church, which he says can be done without much trouble, or financial burden, j The sub-way would be nine feet in depth with a stone, or concrete, pro ■ tectlng parapet, ex-ending four feet ; above the street grade. Under the , railroad tracks there would, of course j be a cement arch, or roof, resting on ju structural steel foundation. The in cline from River street to Lbs railroad i tracks would be so gradual ns to be lof no serious disadvantage to travel, in fact, would be far less annoying to ’ the drivers of vehicles or pedestrians than the delays arising from a grade | crossing. All of the sand needed for const ruction purposes could be ob ! talned from the material taken out ' during the work of excavating the 1 sub-way and the residue could be dumped on the low lands contiguous to the river hank near the east end of the proposed bridge, thus greatly re ducing the cost of the work The sub way could easily be kept free of wat «r by means of a ten inch drainage pipe and would never be subject to flooding from the river, however high the water might be. It Is universally conceded that Canon City and its en virons must within a few years con tain a much larger population than they do at present and such a sub way as Mr. DeWeese has in contemp lation must inevitably be built to meet tkcre, and .perhaps, be the meant of savtug a number of human lives, which would be worth Incalculably now than the cost of the undertaking i to say . nothing of Its convenience'to the people at large, ft la understood that the .railroad company wouk)/: If asked to do so, send Its engineers .here to assist the 1 city maktu* the necessary survey in estimating the cost of the suggested Improvement. Now It the opportune time to build the sub-way as the work can be done more cheaply than would be the case next year, or the year afi ter. It is an enterprise that may well rnllst the Interest of the community. In the presence of relatives and a few Invited guests a pretty wedding occurred yesterday when Miss Irma W. Arthur became the bride of Mr. Robert Linn. The ceremony was per formed by Rev. H. M. Jamieson, pas tor of the United Presbyterian church at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clark In South Canon. After the nuptials had been performed the happy couple and guests partook of a sumptuous wedding dinner. Both of the contracting parties are popular residents of Rockvale. where the groom holde a responsible position with the C. r. ft I. Co. Mre. Clark Is an aunt of the groom. The young couple have a hot! of frleufta la Rock vale aaft hereabouts whe hold M •004 wleheo for thus Ift fhtfr weftisft Ufa CANON CITY. COLORADO THURSDAY, AUG. 26, 1909 the growing demands of the public. Lincoln Park is now dotted with homes, but in the near future it will be the residence of twice, or thrice, its present number of inhabitants and they will require increased facilities for reaching Canon City without dan ger to life or limb. Now that a new railroad station is being built and a new bridge has to be constructed across the river is pre-eminently the time to dig the sub-way on Ninth street. So good an opportunity will never come again and the public will sleep on its privileges if something is i not done in the present emergency. It j is believed the railroad company will ! endorse the proposition and will con tribute liberally to the expense of the enterprise. With its new station and added tracks for the operation of trains it will, no doubt, be required by the city to install gates and main tain a watchman at all hours of the day and night at the Ninth street crossing unless a means Is provided for travel under its roadbed. Its con tribution to the cost of the suggested 'Ub-way. however, would be far less ban the expense of maintaining a vatchman to warn the public of the danger accruing from a grade cross ing. It might well pay forty per cent, < r even more, of the otal outlay to liminate th. dancer to the public from the operation of its trans. The * unty would, undoubtedly, help in Vacation Notes < «l«»mdo nnd Copper Hirer Distance* are great in Alaska, j From Seattle to Juneau it is 939 f miles. You make this of course only by boat through this wonderful lu ’ land waterway and in this long trip . we made but one stop, at Ketchikan. , From Juneau to Cordova it is 496 . miles out in the open air. From Cor dova to Valdez 78 miles. Valdex to ( Seward 155 miles. Seward to Fort , (Jraham 148 miles. t And the distances seem longer too . from the fact that transportation is , by boat and boats are slow, infre ! quent and are often delayed by the tides and other reasons. We left Juneau for the southwest /coast the-2S?h day of July and write ( as often as we will we can’t get any mail back to Seattle until our own , boat. The Northwesterner. comes* along and picks it up. and it will not ' get into Seattle until about Aug. 13. * * * leaving Juneau we are soon in the open sea—the Pacific ocean and for two days we had a chance at sea sickness. The sea was as calm as it could be the first day out, and the second day wasn’t bad but the rolling put a few passengers away in their bunks. Nearly the entire distance the boat is In sight of land. The coast is marked by high snow-cappeo mountains that are remarkable for their nigged grandnre. Rising as they do more than 10.600 feet Straight up from the water’s edge they are mag nificent. and nohe aboard appreciated them more than we from Colorado. • «*- e One most know mountains to ap preciate mountain scenery. I have noticed this so often in Colorado. To the average tourist from the plains' states our Colorado mountains are j disappointing—not scattering enough.: However. If Ptke’a Peak.were a mile or two higher It would attract little [ more attention from them. But the' traveled man always enjoys fine! mountains—and you will find few better anywhere than in Colorado. In the heart of Alaska's finest moun- ' tains I met a man who was telling me what I must not miss seeing— after an elaborate description he asked me where l was from. When I mentioned Colorado he said. “Oh. well, we can’t show you anything In mountains.** But they can. all right. The Alaskan mountains are great. * * * We had a day at Cordova and It was a Colorado day —the Aral sua- < ■Way day we had aeea. A Beaver ! PM aaa, flWhf my same la the i Hah earn* dm m the boat md met WEEKLY the matter, so would the city and the people of Lincoln Park; thereby avoiding a burden on anybody. The matter will be presented to the county commissioners and to the city coun cil by Mr. DeWeese and a committee of citizens for heir co-operation and support before any action is taken in relation to the re-building of the bridge wrecked by the flood a few nights ago. There Is nothing chimeri cal about the proposition, indeed there appears to be much to commend it and we believe that it will receive the encouragement and concurrence of the public at large as a practical and necessary measure. COMMISSIONERS WILL WET TOMORROW TO DISCUSS SIXTH STREET BRIDGE Frofti Tuesday’s Daily. The boar dof county commissioners will' meet tomorrow to take up the ueqstion of re-building the Ninth street bridge, washed out by the flood in the Arkansas river a week ago. Al though the matter has been informal- i ly discussed by the commissioners no official action has been taken in the premises beyond the awarding of a j contract to the Bullen Bridge com- , pany of Pueblo to take the wrecked ; structure to pieces and remove the i material to a place of safety. There' has been some talk of the city joining i with thee ounty in the construction of | a Concrete bridge at Ninth street, j thereby putting up a structure that ; will last for centuries. Such a bridge had been erected by Salida and is an 1 orriamen* to the city. Such a bridge here would be an advertisement of the progressiveness of the community and would last for generations. What ever is done at Ninth street should be i of k permanent character. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Stromberger of Elm avenue. Lincoln Park, are the parents of a baby boy, born to them thifc morning Mother and infant doing nicely. |of j groceries that was highly appre j elated. J Cordova Is away over on the left r I fcdifl corner of the big map. You - probably never heard of it before— ) j but if you are in any way interested . j in Alaska you will hear of Cordova J j in the future. - j Cordova is only a year or two old >! but is now a town of 15.000 people t j with good business blocks, two banks : two daily papers and everything else »| that go with a live new mining camp. ? I The thing that is making Cordova -| is the building of the Copper River » I Railroad. This lailroad is being built by the t Morean and Guggenheim interests and • will tap an immensely rich copper • section in the interior. Its two chief i } points of destination are Copper Cen ter and the Bonanza Mine. Fifty-nine : ; miles have been built and work is ! progressing as fast as 2.700 men can push it through. The roadbed anu ■ bridges are as fine as anything on • the Rio Grande system and altogeth er we found the Copper River Rail road about the most alive proposition i in Alaska. Cordova and the railroad people showed us a good time. A special train took us up as far as the road is built, which offered an excellent opportunity of seeing some Interior scenery. Here we get very close to Childs and Miles glaciers which alone would make the road .famous If it started at a point easily reached by many people. The glaciers will be men tioned in another letter, Mr. M. J. Heaey, the contraotor, entertained the bunch at dinner at his grading and such a dinner it has rarely been my pleasure to * enjoy. When you remember that Alas ka produces nothing to eat. that ev , erythlng is shipped in from a long 1 distance, and that we were at a grad- ' Ing camp sixty miles up la tits son | tains, you can imagine our surprise and delight to sit down to a better banquet than I have ever seen served | at the Brown Palace. The plates were porcelain and cut glass was not much in evidence but the things to eat were there—and modern things to drink, too. This was the only place we tasted real milk and fresh steaks in Alaska. ; Mr. Heney is a modern railroad builder and he believes in living com fortably. He has his drove of milk t cows follow the camp and he ships in his beef cattle to be killed and dressed as Beaded. He haa no trouble la keeping ms and they aay ho feeds better than aay railroad builder in continuou on page CONFIDENCE MEN FIND VICTIMS ON DENVER & RIO GRANDE PASSENGER TRAINS Confidence men have been operating with unusual success on Denver & Rio Grande passenger trains between Colorado Springs and Canon City dur ing the last few days and several travelers are deploring the loss of the contents of their wallets in conse quence of the very smooth bunco played upon them. Two cases of rob bery between Pueblo and this city were reported to the authorities here yesterday; one of them on west bound train number one and the other on west bound train number five, but so cleverly was their work covered up that the vlctimes were unable to af ford the police any very definite clues as to the identity of the thieves. ; Just before train number one pulled Into Canon City yesterday afternoon a young man of prepossessing appear -1 ance walked forward in *he second j coach and sat down in one of the ; i front seats beside I. W. Gray of Ter rell. Texas, who was leaning out of the window for the purpose of getting a good view of the town. The stran- J ger, who was without a coat. and. apparently, about thirty-five years of age. tapped Gray on the shoulder and ! stated that his wife was desirous of! sending some money back to Kansas City by registered letter and that he had been requested by her to find somebody who had a 'wenty dollar bill they would exchange for an equal amount of money in bills of a smaller denominafirn A twenty dollar bill, he said, would be less likely to at tract attention in a letter ‘ban half a dozen ones of less value, hence was safer to send through the mail^. Without suspecting the motive of the stranger Gray replied that he did not have a twenty dollar bill, but had two ten dollar bills that might be made to answer the purpose. The stranger said that he very much wanted a twenty dillar bill and would go and see If he could get one of the conductor and if unsuccessful would come back for the two ten dollar bills. A minute or two later he reap peared and told Gray that he was un able to make the exchange with the conductor and would regard it as an accommodation if he would let him have the two ten dollar bills. On opening his pocket book Gray dis closed three new. crisp ten dollar notes, issued by the First National bank of Terrell. Texas, his home town. The stranger said he would COMPANY FORMED TO DEVELOP COPPER DEPOSITS IN THIS COUNTY According to reports from Denver, incorporation papers were filed with the secretary of state there yesterday by the Stratton Gold and Copper Min ing company of Fremont county, with headquarters at Salida. The concern is capitalized tor half a million dol lars. it is one of the most important mining companies formed in the state for years. The significance of the company is the fact that it will develop large cop per deposits that are believed to ex ist In. the Red Gulch district between Cotopaxi and Salida. It has long been MR. AND MRS. TRIPP AND FAMILY OF LINCOLN PARK TO REMOVE TO PUEBLO F. D. Tripp of 323 Sherman avenue, has sold his fine suburban home and fruit ranch to C. C. Gossard and will give possession of the property to the »purchaser about September tenth. The Tripp ranch is one of the choicest and most productive orchard tracts on IJncoln Park and the price paid for it by Mr. Gossard would indicate that j property in that section has not de- • creased in value during the last few | years. Mr. Tripp and family will go to Pu- j eblo with the Intention of making their home there as the former naa ’ purchased the Howard Art studio in that city and will devote his time and eaergy to catering to the high trade this studio enjoys. No town ever has eooogh of that substantial class of ftttlSMSllp to which Mr. aMI Mr*. NO 3, ' like to have all ’hree of the bills if Gray was willing to exchange them for a like sum in smaller notes. Hav ing obtained Gray’s consent to the proposition the stranger handed him a handful of one and two dollar bills, which, upon being counted by Gray, found to aggregate nineteen dollars. When informed that he w*as short in his change the stranger was very pro- I fuse in his apologies and said that his wife had doubtless made a mistake in counting the money. He told Gray that he would go back into the next car and find out how the error had happened. To forestall any suspicion of dishonesty h* took a large envel ope from his pocket, and. apparently, j placed all of the money into it. and after deftly sealing it, left it in Gray’s , possession while he went in quest i of his wife. It is hardly necessary to say that he never came beck and that ; Gray was buncoed. Not until after the train was enter ing the Royal Gorge did it occur to j Gray that he had been robbed and he ! reported the mafer to the conductor who courteously stopped the train that Gray might get off and come - back here and inform the authorities i i of his loss. ■ A couple of arrests were made, but ! ; *n each case their inno : cense and were released. Gray, is ! convinced that the stranger never put • j the money into the envelope, although • seeming to do so. When Gray broke the seal of the package which he be r lieved to contain the bills he found ; nothing inside but half a dozen sheets of tissue paper. wh : ch were intended r to deceive the holder into the belief I J they were money as long as the en velope remained unopened. Instead of : ; putting the bills into the envelope > the stranger very skillfully slipped i them up his sleeve, or concealed them I in the palm of his hand. Gray came » originally from Mattoon. Illinois, but ! has lived in the south for several •! years. He was on his way to Grand : Junction. ! The robbery on the train was sub ■ } stantially the same as in Gray’s case, ■ j except, that the victim was an older man and lost forty dollars. Similar i 1 operations by confidence men were reported by Denver and Rio Grande passengers at Colorado Springs and Pueblo last Sunday. Gray left for Grand Junction this afternoon deter i . mined to trust no man with his money in the future. the impression of mining men that important metal deposits are to be found in Fremont county, but hereto fore no great amount of capital haa been invested in their development. The incorporation of the new com pany and the development work it is about to undertake wfll open up a rich mineral section, the results of which will be watched with consider able The incorporat ofs of the company launched yester day are R. R. Stratton. George Sulli van. W. E. Stratton. J. F. Roe and G. 9. Green. Trip belong and they will be missed In every phase of Canon City life. and. in going .to their new home, will car ry with them the absolute respect and confidence of this community. PAROLED CONVICT GRANTED PERMISSION TO VISIT SICK RELATIVE IN ILL Max Gunning, sentenced to the | state penitentiary here Tor grand lar j oen.v and paroled August 9th, of the : current year, was yesterday morning ( granted permission by Governor Sha i Troth to make a trip to Illinois to visit j a sick relative who is not expected to j live. Under the parole rules a prison ; er cannot leave the state, but the ex traordinary permission was granted Gunning owing to the circumstances of the case and from the further feet that while la the penitentiary he urns n model prisoner. le has slrsadT