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The Canon City Record.
VOL. XXXIL GUARDS AND OVER PRISON EMPLOYES MUST FIND NOW BOARDING PLACES In accordance with modern ideas of prison management some Import ant changes are to be made in the penitentiary here at the Instance or Warden Tynan, whose ambition is to make the institution at the head of Main street one of the model penal Institutions In the United States. Be ginning on Friday of this week, all guards and other employes not nec essary to the conduct of the kitchen and culinary departments must find a boarding place outside of the pris on walls as the dining room they have heretofore used is needed for other purposes. This step is taken as a matter of economy, comfort and expediency and la In keeping with the system In segue at the Federal prison at Leas eaworth. Kansas, and almllar insti tutions la the east The salaries m (be employpes who will be forced to obtain their meals elsewhere, will be Increased to an extent that will en able them to meet the added expense the change Imposes. The "hoarding out" proposition sms concurred by the penitentiary commissioners at their meeting here early last week and the men affected by It base been Informed of the change and most of them base already found other quarters. Be tween fifty and sixty men will base to seek a new dining place aa a re sult of the arrangement. The em ployes of the prison here base had the privilege of taking their meale within the walls of the institution "since the time when the memory of maa ruaaeth not to the contrary.” The penitentiary oommlaatoners at ‘thetr meeting here a few days ago, also ratified the desire of Warden Ty nan to make material Improsesmnle la the prison buildings, notably In COUNTY FAIR OPENED TO PUBLIC AT NOON YESTERDAY ' EsUMs An aO Atm qi4-Dbpl>Ti An Esedkat- Piu Pngtia of Sports—Large Attendance On Opening Day .. From Wednesday's Dally. Tkt gate* at the county fair vara thrown open to the public this morn h| and since then there has been one Ms grand ruth for admittance to the grands. From an early hour this morning there was a steady procession of rigs, an too. bicycle* and many people on Hooting going In the direction of the grounds and this will be a continuous performance till the fair doses. All morning everybody on the fair grounds was going some. Secretary Rowland and his four entry clsrhs warn kept busy to the last mtnate fil ing the entries of exhibitors. The sup / erlntendents of departments wore all no hand and by 11 o'clock everything was la readiness for the reception and entertainment of visitors. As would naturally be expected the fruit exhibit Is the largest and there | are many beautiful displays of ap ples. pears, peaches and plnms. Next la importance Is the vegetable dls . play, conprlslng everything grown In that line la this country. The art and fancy work depart ment, the public school exhibit the floral display are all attracting at tention and admiration of the visit or*. In the poultry department there are some splendid exhibits of chickens, Sacks, geese, etc. In a large tent near the entrance of the grounds Is displayed the 10,000 pounds of fruit which will be dis tributed to the visitors tomorrow af ternoon. NOrth of the main exhibition build ing are located the maanfSetarers' tent and tha Public Comfort tsnt This latter tent has been supplied with eomfortable seats and other coaven leases for those who daatra to rest As a result ef the recent rains the , race track la la splendid condition for , tha many events which will be pulled ,sC during tha fair “ Ihtgh Plagium, •paste! Pass. •Foetal i:M Tret. . the old cell house. The noon of the structure, which an of stone flag ging. will be taken up and cement substituted, which Is at once more sanitary and more easily kept dean. Surveys for the changes suggested by the warden have been In progress for a couple of weeks and actual con struction work will begin very short ly. Work on the new hospital and tu berculosis ward Is proceeding nicely and the building Is about fifty percent finished. The plumbers an busy In stalling the new heating plant, which will be of the most modern and affect ive type. When completed the hospit al building will be the pride of the prison group of buildings, as both In architecture and equipment It will be Inferior to none of Its kind elsewhere. Under the supervision of Warden Tynan an auxiliary electric lighting plant has lust been Installed for use In ease anything goes wrong with the plant of the Colorado Light A Pow er company plant, which now sup plies the current for the Illumination of the prison property. Under the provisions of the Lewis road law a bunch of twenty-live con victs was sent to Pueblo county last Saturday to do some work mapped out for them by the commissioners. Camp was established for them by Deputy Warden Allen Jamieson In the outskirts of Pueblo and they are ex pected to remain there for several weeks. Stakes are being driven by the prison engineers In - front of the penitentiary preliminary to the street peeing to he done by the state at that potat. Whan all the plana of Warden Tynan tor the Improvement of the penitentiary are carried out It will be one of the beet arranged, aa well as beet managed, prisons In the country. Attractions far Thursday. As predicted the fair Is a 1 re mead ous success. Expectations In every di rection are being surpassed and It can truly be said the fair la bigger and better than ever before. Tomorrow’s program la a most ex cellent one from every point of view and there will be something doing every minute of the time. The judgee of the various departments will be busy picking the winners and many of the awards will be made. It Is fruit day also and the 10.000 pounds of free fruit will be distributed to those In' attendance. Here Is the program: Free-fOr-AH Trot or Pace. Special t:IO Trot or Pace. Flve-elghtbs Mile Dash—running. Fruit Day Derby—running. Two and one-half Mile Relay. Bucking contest The entries for the trotting races are as follows: Free-fOr-AH—Dewey Dillon, Coln etta. Ginger. Robert Alberton. Special S:S0 Trot or Pace—Porto Mona, Patsy W.. Kohlta, Hasle Jeffer-' son. i — 1 Notes From the Grenada. | Oh. you Fair! Larger exhibits. Better than aver. Big attendance today. Purchase a season ticket. The early bird. etc., la appllcabla The auto parade was a big feature despite the handicap. The rain last week came la handy and the grounds are In excellent con dition. The public school exhibit la tha beat ever. Tha children and their teachers deserve much credit. W. R. Dye's bewey Dillon would at tract admiration anywhere, let atone a county fair. The schools ware dosed today and will not open till Friday. In ardor that tha pupils may attend tha fair. The fair to a Mg thing far Ouaoa Olty and the ruatdaata should ha grateful «e Ns pnmatotp. whs hove *fmsMr < •awtmsd'M'ea Ms gs —n »i m i iii ji i«j wit CANON CITY. COLORADO. ‘fHURSDAY, SEPT. 9. 1909 RANCHERS REAP RICH HARVEST FROM SUMMER APPLE CROP Crop Exceeded All Expectation* While Selling Price Was Best hi Years—First Time Carload Lots in Any Quantity Hare Been Shipped The early predictions by some of a scant crop of summer apples, estimat ed in many instances at one-half and less have all gone to smash and Can on City can point with pride to a har vest as rich if not more so than that produced in any section of the state. In the early months fear was enter tained -that the output would be limit ed owing to a blight from the late frost, but the opinion has proved an erroneous one. , Never before In the locality’s his tory has the crop reached the propor tions which it did this year, and what is better still the prices received by the growers are the beet that have prevailed In ten years. Not one bat every variety was represented In this Increased price. Yellow Transparents commanded 90c per box; Wealthy*. SUBWAY AND PIPE-LINE WERE FULLY DISCUSSED AT MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL Delay in Construction of Ptpr tWi Cwwi Hack Debate —Conference with Denver 4k Rio Grande Railroad Over Sobwmy—Other Bontaese Acted on by Oer City Fathers from Wednesday's Daily. Th* delay in the completion of the waterworks pipe line through the Royal Gorge was the snhfect of as eahaaatlsa discussion In the city council last night. It had been ex pected to hare the water flowing through the conduit Into the resenroir by the twentieth of the current month at the latest, but the failare of the contractors to obtain the necessary material from the lumber mills la Or egon to complete the work will post pone matters several weeks beyond that time A aeries of unexpected eontingen cea hare arisen In connection with the undertaking which render it Impos sible for Messrs. Lumaden A Gordon the contractors of the enterprise, to finish their task within the proposed limit; among them being the diffi culty of securing the required build ing material from the northwest, the damage accruing from the falling rock and washouts along the complet ed portions of the work and the labor troubles Inseparable from the employ ment of skilled workmen to carry out the plans of the engineers. It was or ' Iglnally intended to have the new wa terworks system In operation by the flrst of August, but the months de lay caused by the desire of the Den ver A Rio Grande Railway company, to make a survey for an additional j track through certain portions of the territory to be traversed by the pipe line and the first of September was fixed as the date of installation. | Subsequently new and unlooked for embarrassments obtruded tbem -1 selves and It Is now a matter or spec ulation to the members of the water committee just when the job will be ! finished. Messrs. Lumsden A Gordon I claim they are leaving nothing undone |to expedite affairs and but little blame attaches to them in the prem ises. ' There Is a penalty of ninety dollars > a day imposed upon the contractors for the non-fulfillment of the work within the specified period, but as they are powerless to meet the cue dlttons of the contract there Is no dis position to exact The pound of flesh." It la likely to be well along In Oc tober before the people of Canon City are using wafer from the new system. Dali DeWeeae, as the representa tive of a number of dtlaens of Un oola Park, appeared before the coun cil Tuesday night and Inquired what stops. If any. had been taken by the city In relation to the re-build lag of the Ninth street bridge, anil the sug gested sub-way tor travel under the Denver A lUo Grande trucke on that thoroughfare. Mr. DeWeese said that WEEKLY sl.lO, while other varieties, such as Sap of Wine, Jeffrey, Ram bos, Jllll flower, Cooper’s White and Malden Blush, were sold for from SI.OO to sl.lO per box. The prices for all the varieties mentioned have ranged much lower In previous years than those quoted this season. The months just passed have wit nessed the first carload shipments of summer varieties In any quantity. While heretofore from three to five carloads have constituted the bulk shipments this year a conservative estimate of the full cars to leave the local depots places the number at not less than fifty. Surefy. with such a magnificent showing as this. Canon City can take her place among the leading fruit centers of the state in the production of bumper c«fps. matter. In the opinion of Mr. De- Weeee a temporary bridge ahould be thrown across the river on Ninth street pending the erection of a per manent structure. ~If R was' derided to construct a concrete bridge, as there was some talk of doing, the temporary crossing could be sold to the contractors for, perhaps, forty or fifty per cent of Its cost. Bo far as the sub-way was concerned, Mr. De- Weese stated that la his opinion It would meet with general approval and that the expense of Its construc tion would elicit the co-operation of the railroad company, the county commissioners, the people of Canon City and Lincoln Park, and Soath Canon. He had been Informed that the railroad company was ready to send Its engineers here to make the survey for the sub-way and provide estimates of the cost of the under taking without expense to the city. The company would also contribute liberally to the financial side of the proposition, paying, perhaps, the ma jor part of the bill for its construc tion. “Such an enterprise,’' said Mr. DeWeese.” would be worth many times Its cost to the city." On motion of Alderman P- N. Coop er the mayor was instructed to ap point some resident of Canon City to act as a committeeman in conjunction I with like appointees to be made by the county commissioners and the people of South Canon and Lincoln Park, whose duty it should be to oou fer with the officials of the Denver A Rio Grande Railroad company upon the matter of a survey for the con templated sub-way and the coat of the construction of the same. James and Henry Harrison appear ed before the council and submitted a proposition to sell to the city one hundred and sixteen lots, aggregat ing about twelve acres. In the Virgin ia Park addition for the sum of flS,- OOn for park purposes. The property In question Is situated in the vicinity of the high school building and ex tends front Ninth street east to the Reynolds tract, and front Floral ave nue northward to Forest avenue. No action was taken by the council in the matter. A communication was read from Warden Tynan of the penitentiary, proposing to divide with the city the expense of maintaining a policeman In the vicinity of the 8nda nprtnga at night. Mr. Tyaua stated that It the council would pay twenty-five dollars a month for that purpose the state would contribute the other tweaty- Dve dollars a month accessary to se cure a good man. H. O. Fits Patrick, a former gward 'at the prison, was named tor tha paaMtaa. totohag ha tfmu*MaMrtef*tha mi » f e— a i Li. - -. ‘ii,' PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPENED MONDAY WITH A BIG REGISTRATION OF PUPILS The public schools of Canon City South Canon, Lincoln Park East Canon, Park Center and Pour Mile opened this morning for the current year’s work with a large enrollment of pupils. At all of the buildings pupils were in evidence before the time for study to begin in order that they might be given proper assign ment and make acquaintance of their teachers and class associates. While there has of necessity been some con fusion at the different schools to day all of the tangles will be straight ened out in a short time and matters will proceed satisfactorily and smoothly. With skilled instructors and a thoroughly modern equipment the local schools are expected to accom plish a great deal in an educational way this year, in fact, the outlook was never more encouraging than it la at the present time. The Canon City and South Canon public schools occupy high rank in the educational system of the state, and, by a generous co-operation on the part of pupils and patrons, can be made the very best outside the largest cen ters of population. The teaching corps in the Canon CHy schools this year is as follows: High School. F. D. Sluts, principal. J. Otlllie Kahn, assistant principal, and German. Chas. D. Hall, science. George C. Sherwood, science. Eleanor S. Warner, English. Edith E. Hall. Latin. Jessie H. Worley, mathematics. Emms K. Whiton. history. Tom. G. Taylor, music. Ethel Amick. drawing. LOMBARD JURY RENDERED VERDICT OF SELF-DEFENSE The coroner’s jury empaneled to sit,on the case of Walter Lombard, who surrenderor himself to the sher iff after killing his father-in-law. F. W. Stmerel. at his ranch near Silver CUff, last Sunday afternoon, yester day returned a verdict that the deed was committed In self-defense. Lom bard was given his freedom and is at his ranch once more. During the inquest several eye witnesses to the occurrence were sworn, all of the testimony offered being favorable to the defendant. Ev idence was introduced tending to show that Simerel was the assail ant throughout. All of the witnesses stated that the deceased advanced to ward the defendant In a state border ing on frensy and In a most threaten ing attitude said he would kill the LARGE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS TIED IT HERE BY WASH-OUT ON RIO GRANDE Prom Wednesday’s Daily. A thousand or more passengers are enforced visitors In Canon City today in consequence of a wash-out on the Denver and Rio Grande track at Riv erton. a short distance this side of Pueblo. Number nine came in last night from the east on schedule time, but since then there has been no other trains of any kind operated on this division owing to the floods be tween Portland and Pueblo. Just how serious the damage to the roadbed Is it is difficult to ascertain, but the in dications are that traffic will not be resumed until a late hour this even ing. Three east bound trains have been standing in the yards here all day waiting for repairs to be made to the track in order that they may re sume their Journey to Denver, greatly to the annoyance of hundreds of peo ple who are en route to eastern points from the Pacific coast. The Banta Fe roadbed Is also wash ed out and it is Impossible to get into Pueblo by that line, although it la re ported that it will be opened tor travel by tour or fire o'clock this af ternoon. Never In the history of the Denver and Rio Grande has no much trouble been experienced from wash outs and land slides as has been tho ease during the last two or three monthi and the earatags of the com pany win he materially rodeoed tn 3TB Ni. 32 Frank W. Shultis, principal of grades. Washington Building. Room 1, L. Catherine Woods; 2, Mrs. Lulu B. McCorkle; 3, Matt G. Finlee; 4. Myrtle G. Boyle; 5, Luella Holmes; 6, Adella Lucas; 7, Lena M. Nelson; 8, Sarah McXaughton; 9 , Maude Baker; 10, Effie Raymond, principal. Lincoln Building. Room 1, Mabel V. Seelye; 2, Fran cesca Bunbury; 3, Ula Proctor; 4, May Taylor; 5, Mrs. Miriam E. Benson; 6, Ada Ross; 7, W. Walter Merryman, principal. Jefferson Building. Room 1, Katherine McConnell; 2, Miss Carrie E. Money, principal. Harrison Building. Room 1, Cynthia McGown; 2, Myrtle Songer, principal. ELECTED PRESIDING ELDER OF DEXTER AND NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT Colorado Conference of the Metho dist church, which closed Its session at Pueblo yesterday, elected Rev. Frank R. Hollenbeck pastor of the First Methodist church of this city, presiding elder for the Denver end Northwestern district to succeed Rev. William D. Phifer, who was transferred to the pastorate of the Canon City congregation. It will be n matter or general regret to have Rev. Hollenbeck sever his connection with ministerial work In this dty. The Rio Grande company will sell tickets from Canon City to Denver and return on Friday and Saturday of this week, September 10 and 11. at one fare for Ike round trip. Tickets good returning until September SO. latter. It was also shown that Sim ere 1 had borrowed a gun In the previous night which (act was known to Lombard, who had do knowledge that the leceased was not at the time in possession of the weapon. Fur ther evidence was introduced tend ing to show that the deceased had born a hard reputation being known as a dangerous man. It was proved that he had carried seven gun shot wounds, four of which were known to have been received sinoe his dis charge from the Union army, in which be served during the Civil war. District Attorney James T. Locke, who represented the people at the In quest. announced this morning that the verdict was entirely satisfactory to him. ROCKVALE BAND ATTRACTS A LOT OF ATTENTION The Rockvale band, which has been engaged to discourse the music during the fair, arrived in town early this morning. The band arrived about 10 o’clock and immediately proceeded to liven up things by a parade along Main street a stop being made at short Intervals, during which the band ren dered tuneful selections. The players made a natty appearance in the gay uniforms, consisting of red cap and coat, with blue trousers, and were the cause of much favorable comment both as to their uniforms and musical ability. DRY FARMERS ARE SHOWING RESULTS AT FAIR I Mr. William Smith, a successful ex | ponent of dry fanning methods, stop ped at the Record office on his way to the county fair where he was bring ing come dry farming products to be exhibited. The exhibit which had bees collected from several farms la Mr. Smith’s nlghborhood, was a meri torious one and la certain evidence of the success which Is following the dry farmers* efforts. Included la the display were corn, rally seven feet long, mammoth yellow sugar heats, turnips which measured six In rhea fa wetl-dllad oats, hall hurley, millet, sgena. pie plant and last hot sot least. alfaMh The mashers em- WNthfw William smith. OW. * W. VMS —d W. imim