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Two Big Floods Make Their Way Down Four=Mile Creek Last Night, Doing Damage Arkansas River Again Makes Serious In roads on D. & R. G. Tracks in the Royal Gorge A Thousand Feet of Track Taken Out by the Flood, and Part of Retaining Wall Washed Away—Three Hundred Men Now At Work Repairing the Damage Between Canon City and Texas Creek From Thursday’s Daily. The truth of the old saw that “it never rains but it pours” was forcib ly exemplified in the storms in the mountains last night, which rivalled in intensity and in the volume or their precipitation those of the prev ious twenty-four hours. It is not often that the valley of the Arkansas is the scene of such a flood as it witnessed Tuesday night, and but once in a generation is it twice deluged within the space of one day. Along the western horizon Wednes day afternoon and until late at night there was a great mass of nimbus clouds that indicated a rainfall that must inevitably add to the flow of water in the river, and, perhaps, by its force damage property along its course. About B o'clock Four Mile creek began to rise rapidly at the poor farm in consequence of a storm in the hills along the upper course of Wilson’s creek, but little damage was done by it, although the driftwood and mud brought down by the current showed j the rain to have been one of unusual } violence. i An hour or so later it was again on a rampage, the water rising with | remarkable rapidity until it register- i ed more than six feet above the nor mal flow. This time the storm was in the drainage area of Four Mile ! creek and the rush and roar of the muddy, foamy water as it made its way down the stream could be heard j for a long distance, conveying to the j thoughtful man. or woman, some idea ■ of the mighty force that urged it onward. On the crest of the flood was car- j Tied trees, brush and, in fact, all ' kinds of floating material that could I he reached by its waters. People ' standing on the banks of the creek j at the poor farm observed a large quantity of lumber being carried towards the river, which it is believed, was torn loose by the force of the : torrent from the bridge at Felch’s j ranch, which was wrecked by a flood j that had its origin in the Cooper: mountains three weeks ago. The flood in the Arkansas river, last night was such a one as has : been seen hut few times since the set tlment of the country, and. in its greatest flow, the water was ten or ! twelve inches higher than it was dur ing the deluge of rhe previous day. The retaining wall built by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad com pany this side of the Hanging bridge to protect its property from the cur rent of the river was in a large part washed away, necessitating the ex penditure of hundreds of dollars in its restoration. Although the wall was of solid masonry, it collapsed un der the force of the current that surged against it like a house of cards, leaving no trace of its exlst ance. A little further down this way the current cut into the embankment of the river and destroyed more than a thousand feet of the railroad track, opening up one of the greatest chasms In its roadbed that has taken place on this division in several years. To repair the damage at this place alone will cost the company a large sum of money. Three hundred men are work ing night and day to restore the rail road track into condition for travel as far as Texas Creek, and it is expect ed that they will finish their task within thirty-six hours. The work Is being personally directed by Assist ant General Manager Martin, Divis ion Superintendent Miller, Roadmast er McGuire. Superintendent of Roads and Bridges Ogle and Trainmaster Green. They are rushing the repairs as fast as possible and the line to Sallda will be opened at the earliest practicable moment. Logs, trees, brush and sand are plied up on the floor of the Hanging bridge to a depth of live or - six feet and the railroad track for a mile or more beyond Is hidden by the float sam and jetsam of the river, or eab mergad by a eea of mi The eoeoe la the Royal Gorge this * V morning was one of utmost desola tion and abandonment and could hardly have looked more wild or more unforbidding to Colonel Zebulon Pike and his handful of followers when they tried to make their way through it in 1802. Although the devastation wrought by the river was great the damage to the waterworks pipe line has been very slight considering the strenu ousness of its experience during the last two days. The flood of Tuesday night loosened a rock up in the mountains near mile post one hundred and sixty-five and It fell with crushing force on the con duit, damaging the line more ser-j iously than the current of the river. The big rock was dynamited yes- j terday by the contractors of the en- \ terprise and no longer interferes with j the completion of the work. About I two thirds the distance between the j mouth of the Royal Gorge and the I Hanging bridge a gap of nearly two | hundred and fifty feet of the railroad ] track was washed out Tuesday night : and it is there that the large gang of workmen are employed today. Every bridge on the Westcliffe 1 branch of the Denver & Rio Grande : road is gone and it will, probably, I be a week or more before traffic over I that portion of the company’s prop erty is resumed. The men now at i work on the main line will be kept [ there until their task is completed, i but will later give their attention to I the Westcliffe branch. Mr. Maddox, l local agent of the company, is leaving j nothing undone to expediate the com ' pan.v’s business and to acommodate the public during the pending diffi culty and whatever of trouble and in | convenience that may result from the interruption of traffic will not be | in any way attributed to him. or his assistants. The Secret of Long Life. A French scientist has discovered i one secret of long life. His method deals with the bicod. But long ago | millions of Americans had proved | Electric Bitters prolongs llfo and makes it worth living. It purifies, en ! riches and vitalizes the blood, re builds wasted nerve cells. Imparts life and tone to the entire system. Its a godsend to weak, sick and debilitat ed people. “Kidney trouble had blighted my life for months,” writes W. M. Sherman, of Cushing. Me., “but Electric Bitters cured me entirely.” Only 50c at Hunter Palmer’s. DELIVERED AN ADDRESS BEFORE HOTEL MEN’S ASSO CIATION AT THE ALBANY C. C. Denton retu o1 home last night from Denver where he went the first of the week as a delegate to the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Con gress as a representative of the hotel interests of Colorado. Mr. Denton re ports a delightful time and while in the city had the pleasure of renewing many old acquaintances. Oti Tuesday he addressed a convention of the ho tel men of the state at the Albany ho tel on the attractions of Canon City as a tourist point. Mr. Denton believes in putting Canon City on the map and allows no opportunity to escape of saying a good word for the commun ity. He is convinced that the advant ages of Canon City are second to no town of its size in the west and thinks it ought *o find a place in the itinerary of every visitor to Colorado. Soldier Balks Death Plot. It seemed to J. A. Stone, m cl Til war veteran, of Kemp, Tex., that a plot as* Isted between a desperate lung trou ble and the grave to eanse his death "I contracted a stubborn cold,” ha writes, "that developed a cough that stuck to me. In spite of all remedies. for rears. My weight ran down to 1M pounds. Then I began to uae Dr. King's New Discovery, which recto rad my health completely. I now weigh ITS pounds." For severe colds, ohetta ate coughs, hemorrhages ( asthma and to prevent pnenmonla It's aartvaled. Me sad tl.oo. Trial bottle free, •ear an teed by Banter Palmer. - THE CANON CITY RECORD. THURSDAY, AUG. a6, ipog SPEED MANIA CAUSES VIOLENT DEATHS ON NEW RACINg COURSE Indanapolis, Aug. 21.—Two lives were lost at the opening of the new Indianapolis motor course yesterday, William A. Bourque, driver of the Knox car in the 250-mile race, and Harry Holcomb, his machinist, were killed by crashing into a fence. The death of the two men caused the American Automobile Association to inform the owners of the track that certain changes must be made by tomorrow or sanction for the re maining events will be withdrawn. The association demands that the track be freed from dangerous ruts and that every inch of it be thorough ly oiled and tarred. Today only a short portion in front of the grandstand was oiled and dust on the other parts is blamed for the collapse of two drivers In the long race—Louis Chevrolet and Fred Ellis —who were blinded by the dense white mist that covered the major portion of the track. The Knox car was in second place, with Burman in his Bulck leading, and had covered nearly 160 miles when the crash came. While coming down the home stretch the car sud denly swerved and tore into the fence at the left of the track, turning com pletely over and pinning its two oc cupants beneath it. Both men were alive when taken from under the wreck, but Bourque l died in the ambulance on the way to the emergency hospital. Holcomb ; died a few minutes after he arrived i at the hospital. According to the story told by Pri vate Frank Brandor, of the Indiana national guard, who was nearest the - accident, something caused both of* the men suddenly to turn and look j behind. As they did so. the steering ; wheel slipped from Bourque’s hand. Then the accident occured. For indigestion and all stomach trouble take Foley’s Orino Laxati*%as it stimulates the stomach and Uver and regulates the bowels and will positively cure habitual constipation. Sold by Mitchell & Egbers. ART AND FANCY NEEDLE WORK DEPARTMENT TO DE ADDED TO COUNTY FAIR The board of directors of the fair! association have decided to add an art j and fancy needlework department to j the exhibit to be held next month and j have set aside two hundred dollars to be given in premiums on that account. Mrs. Harry L. Bowman of Lincoln Park will be superintendent of -he department and assurances have been received that it will be one or the most interesting and comprehensive of the entire fair. Owing to the fact that nobody could be found that was willing to take charge of the proposition at the time no provision was made by the asso ciation for an art and needlework display at the time the regular prem ium list was issued. Requests began to pour in on the secretary and other officers shortly afterwards for each a department and a liberal appropria tion was made to Insure its success, Mrs. Bowman has taken the matter up in the most energetic way and has been promised the support and co operation of a large number of ladles In various parts of the country. A spe cial premium list Is being gotten out covering the classifications and awards In the department and will be ready for distribution In the oourse of a week or ten days. Those who have articles eligible for exhibition In this department are Invited to communi cate with Mrs. Bowman with as little delay as possible. W. B. Rowland, secretary of the as sociation. says the outlook for a suc cessful fair In this county was never as encouraging as It Is now and that only In the contingency of bad weath er can It experleaee anything like failure. Already prospective exhibit ors are begtaniag to make their en tries and a rush of that Mud of busi ness la expected next week. The Riot entries wars made os Thuradar Mbaa LA Dowel ef Orafcard Par* rsgtsMm M MRM iuiiw m xmm S. S. A. L. MAKES PREPARA TION FOR ALL-STAR GAME AND BIG BANQUET SEPT. It was unanimously decided at the ( meeting of the Sunday School Athletic league, which was held at the Y. M. C. A. last evening, to bring the Colo rado Springs All-Star Y. M. C. A. team here Labor Day. Sept. 6th, for an afternoon game of base ball at the High school grounds, with an all-star team which is to be selected from the local Sunday School Athletic League base ball teams. The men assembled became very enthusiastic regarding the matter, feeling that it would be appropriate to close such a success ful season in this auspicious manner. The first question that confronts the average friend of the league is no doubt “Who Will Pick the Canon City S. S. A. L. All-Star Team?” It was the unanimous decision that each captain should select what is, in his estima tion, an all-star team; also a commit teeman to act in conjunction with four other committeemen in the se lecttion of the team. The fifth member of this committee is selected by the president of the S. S. A. L. The four lists of all-star players selected by the four captains will give the com mittee a good start, and will aid them very materially in their selections. A second team will also be selected to compete with the all-star team, and a practice game will be played Monday evening at 6 o’clock between these two aggregations, it being the decis ion of the league 'that all post-series games should be declared off, and the whole attention of the men given to the development of the all-star team. The following committees were ap pointed to look after the different matters pertaining to the big game and banquet: Finance—C. W. Van Patten, Ben Schannuel. Cbas. Webb. Tickets, advertising and arrenge ments—Fred Duncan. E. R. Jukes, F. B. Wheelock, Paul Stergle, A. Lee Mc- Kee, Clifford George. J. G. Cramer. Banquet—A. D. Morrison. Walter Schanuel, Webb Sperry. The commit tee w’hlch selects the all-star team Is to be secret. Meet these workers with a broad smile and do your duty. .Mrs. C. C. Denton left Wednesday for Cleveland. Ohio, to spend six weeks with her mother and sister. A. H. Craig. M. C. Wilson. Charles Pauls and J. L. Hyde returned home yesterday afternoon from a ten days’ or two weeks' camping and fishing trip on upper Cochetope creek. They report fishing as being fine on first going into camp, but subsequent rains kept the water roily, which greatly diminished the sport Like hundreds of other people they were marooned a; Salida by the washout of the Den ver & Rio Grande railroad tracks between Howard and Canon City. Try a Dally Record Want Ad. tura! and farm products departments. Mr. Devol says there la a great deal of Interest In the fair among the peo ple or his neighborhood and that they are planning to make a fine display of field and garden products. In every division of the fair the prospect Is assuring and It Is be lieved the buildings will be taxed to their capacity to accommodate the displays. Already there has been a big demand for space in the exhibition halls, particularly in the horticultural and farm products sections, and the same thing is expected In the poultry and mechanic arts departments be fore the close of the current month. The entertainment features, which are under the supervision of Dudley Van Busklrk, will he the best eve: seen here and will, no doubt, attract many people from beyond the borders of Fremont county. The most famous broncho busters In the state will be here and will afford the finest exhi bition of horsemanship to be witness ed anywhere In the west. A lot of two year-olds that have never bees sad dled will be ridden and there will be anch fun'as can be experienced no where this side or Cheyenne. Among the bucking horses that bava been se cured by Mr. Van Busklrk are "Straight Edge,” "Air Ship,” "Alkalal Ike" "Whistling Rufus," "Merry Widow," "Jubilee" "High Ball,* "Honey Boy," “Cry Baby," and "Cac tus Louie." "In addition to this fa mous bunch of bucking bronchos we have,” continued Mr. Van Busklrk, "live of the wildest outlaw horses In Colorado now eorralled waiting tor the big fair." . "Fruit Day," which will be Thurs day, September the Sth. 10,MO pounds or fruit wilt be given away. IWs fea ture will be under the supervision of Charles Swanson. There will be a Ist sola! train from Roekvale an PWbsM Par, "as wsH asjaaai jNjjSa, FRONTIER SKETCHES On July 8, 1869, Coropral Kyle, a detachment of the four men of Fifth cavalry, .while going to th'e camp of General Carr’a command op the Republican river in northeastern Colorado was attacked by a large l band of Indians but he successfully cut his way through them, wounding two of the Indians without any caus ualties to his own men. The next day General Carr took up the trail and followed It rapidly for two days. Early on the morning of July 11th he completely* surprised the Indian camp at Summit Springs. He Instantly charged upon It with five troops of the Fifth cavalry and three com panies of mounted Pawnee scouts, killing fifty-two Indians, among them Tall Bull, the head of the band and one of the most prominent Sioux chiefs. So complete was the surprise and so sudden and unexpected the attack, that the Indians had time only to spring onto their ponies anrd flee for their lives. Only one cavalryman was wounded and a lew horses killed. In this camp were found two unfortun ate white women, who had been cap tured in the raids on the Kansas set- | Build Up; Buy Goods Made In Colorado Zint’s Talks On Colorado Made Goods Eighth of a Series of Articles Exploiting Home Industry. In the year 1889 there wai begun in Denver a small business carry ing a stock of lamps, chandeliers, gas and electric fixtures. At that time the Institution referred to carried ten employes on their payroll at a dally wage of $3. The enterprise, push and determination to win. has brought this firm from a small retail estab lishment to one of the largest manu facturing plants of Its kind In the United States. We have a factory In our city that Colorado may well feel proud to call her own. as It Is a home product In every fiber of its composi tion. It was born here and has steadily grown until It occupies a large building three stories and base ment for the exclusive manufacture of light, gns and electric fixtures of every description. One feature of our home plant tbat should appeal to everyone, and to those especially who desire original ity of design and workmnnahlp. Is tbs fact that our factory haa expert de signers who can take your plans or Ideas and formulate the most beau tiful works of art that yon can con ceive; we can cater to the most ex clusive as well as those of milder taste. The factory we are describ ing Is located at Seventeenth street and I>ogan avenue, and It would be Interesting to anyone who hm sthe shadow of a doubt that manufactur ing cannot prosper In Colorado to visit this plant, and have Its work- PARTY OF PLEASURE SEEKERS RETURN FROM THE MOUNTAINS Monday evening a party (rum Un-! coin Park consisting of Mr. and Mra. W. H. .lonea and daughter. Edith. Ur. ; E. C. Milligan and relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bone from Klngsman, Ka„ returned front a week of pleaaure In the mountains. Mr. and Mra. Bone having driven from Kansas to Colorado in their new : "Bulck" automobile and learning many of Its uncelled qualities, decided to try Its power at mountain climb ing. at which it proved Itself a won der. for It made Its way to the Do- Wcese dam and through rain and mud from the dam to Hermit Lakes, some 18 mites south to an slsraMoa of 10,000 fast, (within a few feet of snow). Returning they were surprised to find the Oak creek road washed oat 'sad all bridges gone, bat after renter- Ing large boulders with the aid of a ooupls of planks picked ap along the way, and Mr. Boas proving himself such an excellent sad true driver, ha steered safely horns without even a 70 Years with Coughs We have had neatly seventy yean of experience wKb Ayer’s Cherry Fedora*. That makes us have meat con* fidence in it for coughs, colds, bronchitis, weak throats, and weak kings- Ask your own doctor what experience he has had with it He knows. He can advise yon touch with your fenfly I*!”"- • 'Vy;• ? y-Jr' -t"- 1; 51. } . ;• <»»-£ - ; A dements by the Indians. One of them, a Mrs. Alder dice, had been captured with her baby, whom the Indiana strangled before her eyes. The other a Mrs. Weichell, had seen her hus band horribly mutilated and than killed just before she was carried off \|).v the savages. When the Indians realised that the troops were upon them and these wo men would be rescued, they killed Mrs. Alderdice by braining her with a wur club and shot Mj?s. Weichell in tlie breast leaving her for dead. The army surgeon with the troops ex tracted the bullet from hter back, how ever. and she was tenderly carried by the soldiers to Fort Sedgwick where she eventually recovered. Her pitiful story of the treatment Of Mrs. Aider dice and herself by the Indian braves was simply heartrending and too aw ful to put in print. Besides capturing two hundred and seventy-four horaee and one hundred and forty-five mules in this camp, the enlisted men found nearly fifteen hundred dollars In money, which they promptly and cheerfully donated to Mrs. Weichell as an expression or their sympathy for her great grief and terrible mis fortune. Inga demonstrated, taking the raw material and passing It through It* various stages of development until It emerges In the assembling room tha finished article, a most beautiful piece of workmanship and when we tell you that our factory ships fMtokio every state in the union an dto many fore ign countries, the merit of "Colorado-Made Goods** should re ceive a strong recommendation from this kind of endorsement. ThJ* factory carries on Its -pay roll 125 employes at an average wage of $3. aggrigating an annual disburse ment of $117,000. and each year showa a substantial increase In both pro duction and number of employes. What Is true of this factory can be a reality to others If we are given proper support by our people. Be loyal to home Industries and re member that every time you demand “Colorado-Made" you are contribut ing your rnlte toward the support of our army of 52.300 employes, which the biennial report, bureau of labor statistics of Colorado, show as act ually employed In our state Indust ries. The Colorado Manufacturer's asso ciation publishes a little booklet which gives an alphabetical list of commodities manufactured or hand led by their members and opposite each Item la a reference number which directs you to dealers handling or manufacturing commodities there named. punctureed wheel. The party found Hermit Lakes an Ideal ramping ground there being hunting and fishing, together with wild strawberries. raspberries, buck berries and currants In abundance. Camp life was a new feature to Mr. and Mrs. Bone, but all expressed them aelves ns having had a delightful time. MARTIN GUY PAINFULLY HURT AT ZINC PLANT Martin Ouy. son of Mrs. M. Ouy, of 616 Rlw street, who Is employed at the plant of the Empire Zinc com pany, was caught In the machinery while at work shout • o’clock this morning and painfully hurt, although hie lajurlee are not regarded as of n Tery serious character. His elothlag was almost entirely torn front hla body and he reoetred several eats and bruises that necessitated the atten tion Of a surgeon. He was being drawn Into the oog wheels when res cued and that he escaped with hla IU» Is little abort of the miraculous. Hla friends expect that he win he able to be on the streets again la the coarse of four or five days.