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The Canon City Record.
vol. xxxn. FREMONT COUNTY FAIR PASSED INTO HISTORY AS A DECIDED SUCCESS In All of the Departments the Exhibits Were Complete and Representative—All Premiums Will Be Paid In Foil and It Is Expected a Small Sorplos Will Be Torned Into the Treasury The Fremont county fair (or 1909 ha* paaaed Into history with a record of which neither the members of the aaaoclatlon nor their friends are ashamed. Every pledlge and promise made hyp the management was re deemed and It has no reason to re proach Hself so far as matters of that kind are concerned. The public was given a display of the resources of the county in the different exhib its, and. on the race track, a line pro gram of arentc sports. Whatever the general verdict in relation to the fair may be It Is safe to say that no ser ious criticism will rest upon the as sociation, which left nothing undone to make It a success in every respect. It la expected that the horticultu ral section would attract the great est Interest, and. this conclusion was Instilled by the results. Never before In Canon City was there a liner exhi bit of frulta, especially of apples, of which alone nearly a hundred vari eties were shown. While larking to some extent that color which has made Fremont county apples famous In all of the markets of the middle west they were In all other respects fully the equal In quality to anything •f the kind ever seen In the Arkan san valley. Many of the apples dis pleased here will be boxed np sad scat to the Interstate exhibition at Denver tor exhlbltloa. while others trill ho pat la oold storage aad hsld tor the state fair at Pueblo, which occurs ■. week later. The showtag of peaches, pears, plans, grapes aad other products of orchard sad garden was surprisingly asm plate aad waa the sahjact of maeh eoaspUmeat, aopaefHr from oot of towa visitors who were —lout shed at their qaaltty aad of their great variety. It wa apparent from the megaihesat teswlag made at the fair groaada her* this roar that Frew ant scanty la list!nod *•> eoatlane to ho aao of the great trait prodndag dis tricts of Colorado la spite of the ef forts being made la some quarters to mlalmlae Its Importance as a leader la horticulture. It la not neoenaary atthls time to ad vert nt length to the displays made by the women of Fremont oonnty In the pastry stores, nor in the needle work or other deportments lo which they were supreme, eufflee It to say that tha display was axcellant. aad, by implication, conveyed the Impression I that the science of domestic scon omy baa not been neglected In the j homes of the people of this section of the state. In thn mutter of amnse- | ment the fair waa no less successful than it waa In Its soberer aspects. The bone racing was of tha most entertaining character, while the cowboy riding, broncho busting and automobile speeding were of the most thrilling kind. Next to men and wo man there le nothing so Interesting at a county fair as tha horses, which are ona of the main features of tha show. Certainly they have been the observed of the observers here during the last few aeys and they were worthy of all the praise they reoetved. In trotljng, pacing, running or, in deed, whatever stnnts they were re quired to pertorm,' the horses did thslr tasks well and were given tha meed of praise they so heartily de served. The cowboy restarts were highly diverting aad tha program la which they flgqred presented a mast erly display of horsamaaahlp. Tha rough riding aad broute basting waa superb aad on* would have to travel a long way to aao 1U equal. The automobile raoas were unique and unexpected, charaetsristlee that made them more lhaa ordinarily en joyable. For the most part they war* the voluntary offering of the Chao* City Autumn bite elub to tha snaaeas af the fair; a highly a»rertatad aoa- Tha only partes offered by fair was a big factor in its financial success and added much to the en joyment of the occasion. All of the premiums will be paid in fall and the Dally Record hopes In the coarse of three or four days to publish a com plete list of the prise winners. While the secertary is yet unable to make a complete statement he is confident that the receipts have been in excess of the expenditures and that there will be a small surplus after meeting all of the current expenses of the as sociation. SOME FINE SPECIAL EXHIBITS IN THE HORTICULTURAL SECTION The special premiums offered by I the fair association for *the best col lection and display of fruit from ; ranches of five acres and more, and from ranches of five acres and less, resulted In some splendid exhibits being made in the horticultural build ing. In the first class, M. E. Snow and P. W. (Celling, both of Uncoln Park, were competitors, and. In the second. T. C. Llewellyn and J. M. Beatty were rivals . for the bine ribbon. Ths ar rangement of the fruit In each case was most attract!re and commanded ■ml attention. lathe display made by \fr. know were thirty-three varieties of apples, twenty satieties of grapes, elevsn varieties of plnma, five | varieties of psachoe. three varieties of pears sod one variety of cherries. Ike | others had nearly aa many. P. H. j Troutman tloae had sixty varieties of applas on exhibition at the fair, mahlng one of the largest displays 1 aver shown by a Premoat ooeaty fmlt grower. _ LIVE STOCK EXMIRIT CALLED FORTM ADMIRATION The extent of livestock at the county fair was of such a splendid character that It elicited eonttanal ad miration from all who vtsttad that de partment While the exhibit whs hot quite so large as at former fairs tho grade of livestock shown this peer has never been surpassed. The horses particularly. well Kroomed and seeming to appreciate the fact that they were on parade came In for much favorable criticism. Also Included In the exhibit were some splendid specimens of short horned and Jersey cattle, and some prise-winning swine which evidence (he dose attention and care of their stock by many of the Fremont coun ty breeders. BEATER PARK PEOPLE MADE FINE SHOWING IN FARR PRODUCTS BUILDING The display of field and garden products In the agricultural building made by the eßarer Leuid end Irri gation oompany was a highly credit able one and Indicated somethin* of the posslblltles or the soli In that por tion of the county. The exhibit of corn, wheat, oats, millet and other cereal and forage crops was a rerela tlon to people unfamiliar with the derelopraent that has taken place on Bearer park during the last year or two. dome of the finest pumpkins, squaahea. melons, heats, rhubarb, onions and potatoes erer seen at a fair In this oounty was shown In the Bearer Park collection. The farmers of that section were awarded twenty two flrst premiums on agricultural products, not to mention the prlnas they recelrad on fruits of rartous kinds Bearer Park people should be nnmnalim for the excellent showing they made at the fair hers It was a splendid adrerttaement for them. The koto show on PH lag woe ahe grenlanl mat e* the day it the ngn«|^mb- , }tVS CANON CITY. COLORADO, THURSDAY. SEPT. 16. 1909 of age—the first prize was taken by Ellen Dunn and the second by Gretch en Holland. In the. second class—babies up to three years of age—the first prize was given to Mary Marsh and the second to Phelma Frith. The Judges were Rev. G. W. Hatch er. D. G. Devine and B. J. McGraw, the two latter from Pueblo. The Judges were all men. of course, which no doubt accounts for the fact that all the prizes were given to girl babies. Mr. Denton who was manager of this department, has invited the twenty disappointed mothers to take dinner with him at the Hotel Denton tomorrow, which proves that he is certainly a brave man. as it is the usual custom for the superintendent of this departement to duck as soon as the judges make a decision. FAIR NOTES It's all over. Good while I* lasted. We coaid stand more of It. The backing ball was a wonder. He had them all going. The exhibits from Beaver Park, grown on virgin soil, were much na tal red- The dry farming exhibit also came in for a goodly share which It well de served. In Quality the poultry display Is tally up to anything of the kind that has ever- been seen In Oaaom City, al though the number of fowls on ex hibition has several times been ex ceeded. No part of the state contains batter strains of poultry and pet stock than Fremont county, some of which Is being Shown *t the fair grounds this west The pantry stores department pre sents an array of tunned fruits, pre serves. fellies, etc., such as Is rarely seen at a county fair. An Inspection of the exhibits In this section Is suf ficient to give the most confirmed dys peptic a hearty appetite and a good digestion. The display of agricultural pro ducts la very creditable, but could have been made far more comprehen sive and ocmplete by a little effort on the part or the termers of the county. The showing of wheat, oats and other grains Is vary good and suggests the possibilities from grow ing crops of that kind In this section of Colorado. The ranchers of Beaver Park maoe a splendid shoering in the farm pro ducts building. Their exhibit of corn and other grains, as well aa of gar den products, la attracting much at tention from visitors Interested In ag riculture and Its kindred callings. Soma of the biggest .pumpkins, beets, squashes and melons on the grounds are displayed In the Beaver Park sec tion. The exhibit of field products Is n very good one as ter It goes, but Is not as exhaustive aa It might be t» any aunts. The agricultural interests of Fremont county are far mors Im portant than many people Imagine and should have a larger representa tion In the farm products building. Some of the wheat, oats, rye, barley and other cereal grain exhibited at the fair hers this year cannot be ex celled la quality la any portion of the country. No visitors to the horticsltural sec tion can kelp concluding that ten Irri gated lands of Fremont county are ad mirably adapted to tea growing of fruit, particularly of apples, of which a bewildering variety are shown. While tec apples as n rale may act be as highly colored nn to anmatlfeie tec ease at tela time of the year the qaal tty la otherwise above rrttlalam The WEEKLY of tlab kind ever seen in California. Altbo igh Samson carried away the gatM of Gaza* he would have found it to carry off some of the big stock beets grown by Fremont county farain. The public schools exhibit is a splendid one and is greatly admired by all who have given it inspection. It affords busy people an opportunity of findlqg out what is being done and ac complished in the schools of the coun ty wftho ut the trouble of visiting the Jtendents office for that pur ; is a fine display of education- E. 11 go into history as in many b the best fair ever held in it county. It has made a record ?h its friends are proud and succeeding exhibitions will en to rival. If not surpass, fair grounds were well paliced > trouble was experienced in ning order among the crowd times. Better behaved people thanlthose of Fremont county It he hard to find anywhere in the United States, or.elsewhere, for that Maay compliments ' ave been heard about the manner in which the fair has been managed and no complaints have -been heard from its patrons in relation to their treatment. Every thing has been harmonious and every body will go home happy, except ex hibitors who failed to get premiums. SALOONS ON PROSPECT HEIGHTS MUST GO OUT OF BUSINESS SATURDAY Acting: under instructions from District Attorney Jas. T. Locke, notice has been served upon the saloon keep ers of Prospect Heights by Sheriff Esser that they mast close up their places of business and cease the sale of liquor after 12 o'clock next Satur day night in accordance with the re cent decision of the state supreme court which held the local option law to. be constitutional. After a careful inamttlgstlon of the matter Mr. Locke kat-lteiM that the sale of Intoxi cants In Prospect Heights comes with in the decision of the court and he ac cordingly ordered the sheriff to no tify tbe saloon men to abandon the liquor traffic under the penalties prescribed by the statutes. Whiskey dealers were given n weeks grace in which to dispose of thehr stock of wet goods. Flvs saloons will be affected by the action of the district attorney. ESCAPED CONVICT BROUGHT BACK FROM MISSOURI TO COMPLETE HIS TERM Prom Tuesday's Dally. Almost seven years after hie escape from the penitentiary here Geo. L Holmes, alias H. J. Holmes, convict No. SSOB on the prison register, was brought back to Canon City yester day to serve out one year and ten months of hts term. He was caps u red at Soda Springs. Mo., several days ago while la the act of picking the pockets of a tourist. Chief of Police Fred Stone of Kan sas City, into whose hands the Soda Springs oflicials delivered Holmes, recognised the prisoner as a fugitive, and a search through Rogues' gal lery revealed Holmes' picture. When confronted with the photograph the confessed and consented to his return here without requisition papers. Holmes was sent up from Lake county on December 16, 1601, no serve a term of from four to four and one alghth years for burglary and lar ceny. He was a trusty under Jack Martin and was working with a road gang when he made his escape. WILL DECIDE WEDNESDAY WHETHER TO BUILD STEEL OR CONCRETE BRIDGE From Monday'* Daily. The board of county commissioners at 1 o'clock this afternoon opened the bide for the conntructlon of a bride* across ths Arkansas river at Ninth street to take the place of the struct ure recently washed out by the flood The bidders were the Pueblo Bride* company, the C. O. Bheeley Construc tion oompany of Denver. M. Levey * company. Denver, and For A Smith of Floreses. The bids were for both steel and cement construction and It was reread to award the contract to the Pueblo Brides company. The mayors of Oaaoa City and South Canon, as well as representa tives tram Idecetn Park, will meat with the nasty iswmleelcsaca at 1 o-em*li aftscaeca ts de • eMtefla hrtdss shaß he WORK PROCEEDING ON GIG STORAGE RESERVOIR Project Being Poshed as Rapidly as Pos sible-Will be Completed Early In tbe Spring of 1910 The troubles that have interfered with the prosecution of the work on the dam and big storage reservoir of the Garden Park Irrigation com pany and of the Park Center Land A Water company on upper Four Mile creek for several months have been settled and the enterprise will now be carried for ward as speedily as possible until completed. The reservoir site is located on the old Falkner ranch, nine miles north west of Cripple Creek, which the ir rigation company purchased about a year ago and which is now the scene of its operations. A total of some thing like a quarter of a million cu bic yards of earth will be handled in the construction of the dam and res ervoir, about a tenth of which was moved last fall. The work is in the hands of the Empire Construction company of Denver and it has filed a bond to have the undertaking comple ted by the first of March of next year, and expects to finish the job long be fore that time. The dam will be approximately WILL BE EMPLOYED ON COLORADO SPRINGS-CANON CITY ROAD ALL WINTER Prison Gang and Eqtrippage is Bring Tmufemd From Camp Tynan te Las Animas Cocmty to Site far New Camp In Dead Han's The prison road-making cans, con sisting of abont sixty men, with all of Its eQalpags. will be traaferred by special train over the Santa h today from Camp Tynan in Las Animas county to Fountain In El Faso eoaa ty. from which point they win be transported by wasoa to Dead Mania canon, sixteen miles this side of Colo rado Spring* whore winter quarter* will be estabihdbed. The train conveying the men and material will consist of a passenger coach, two freight cars snd-n stock car and will arrive at Fountain some, time this afternoon. The camp in Dead Man's canon -will be made as comfortable as possible and will be need by tbe convicts employed on the Colorado Springs-Canon City road daring tbe fall and winter months. It la expected within a tew weeks to in crease the road making force at Dead Man’s canon to one hundred men and maintain it as nearly as possible at that number as long as there are any funds to carry on the work. The ex penses connected with establishment of the camp and the work of the men will be met by the appropriation made by the legislature last winter; eight thousand dollars of which Is no* available. Comparatively few people realise to what extent the good roads problem is being solved by prison labor In Colorado, or what an example of usefulness the convicts of this state are holding up to the other common wealths of the Union. The penal au thorities of nearly all of the states, especially those west of the Missouri river, hare their peculiar ideas about the working of convicts on tbe public roads, but it has remained for Colo rado to make a success of the master. The objections that have obtruded FIRST SHOW OF THE SEASON ON THE GREENHORN MOUNTAIN SUNDAY NIGHT From Monday's Dally. The first snow of the season on the Greenhorn mountains fell San day night and wan visible from nearly all parts of the valley this moraine. For a distance of several hundred feet be low their creete the hills were oover ed with a mantle of white, sasgeatias the advsat of winter. There was a cold rate in thejOeaoa CUj district tern- NO 33 eighty-six feet in height and its up stream surface strengthened by a heavy coating of reinforced concrete. A lake will be impounded a mile and a quarter in length and of a maximum width of nearly half a mile; holding sufficient water in the reservoir to meet the demands of the ranchers of the Park Center and Garden Park districts for irrigation at all times. The Falkner ranch is twenty-four miles almost directly due north of Canon City. A large number of men and teams are at present employed by the Empire Construction company in the construction of the dam and i reservoir and the undertaking will be ; finished within the prescribed time i under ordinary conditions of weather. Under the terms of an agreement ; with the Garden Park Irrigation com- I pany the Park Center Land & Water company is entitled to the first two thousand acre-feet of water from the j flow of Four Mile creek after the completion of the reservoir. The amount of water impounded will be ' nearly 200.000.000 cubic feet, or some ; thing like 1,500.000.000 gallons. themselves Into nay cout raver*y of the proposition in other sections of the country have been conspicuous by their absence here end the authori ties here had a tree hand to Bake aa exhaustive test ot the matter. The employment of convicts aa the public reads has been la operation la Colorado more than a year sad haa proven to be aa unqualified enecsaa in every respect. Under the system la vogue here the men are placed upon their Individual honor-, in going oat to work on the roads sad aa appeal Is thereby made to their better na ture; a generosity that la appreciated and one that is seldom abused. In ad dition to the usual benefits accruing from good behavior every convict en gaged in road work is allowed a re duction of ten days every month from his sentence, an incentive to perform faithful service for the state. The plan of working prisoners on the public roads in Colorado is being carefully watched and studied in all of the states of the Union and seems destined to revolutionise the treat ment of convicts in all parts of the country. The system inaugurated in this state gives promise ot spreading in every direction aa it is In line with the well nigh universal agitation tor better prison administration sad the demand for penal reform. To Senator Lewis, who secured the passage of a bill by the legislature authorising the working of convicts on the public roads of the state; to Warden Cleg horn. who first put the law Into force, and to Warden Tynan, who is elabor ating and extending the work of his predecessor, is due much of the credit for the splendid results achieved from the employment of convicts on the highways of Colorado. ILLINOIS PICNIC AND CELEBRATION AT SKATING RINK NEXT TUESDAY It has been decided to hold the de ferred llllßola celebration which was to bare taken place oa Labor dap. at the Rink next Taaadap. Arraii—la are belnc made to aerre a chowder In the tone of a baaooet, to he followed bye procram at male. etc. Thaaa who made denatloae tor the ehewder laet week win not he called an acata. hot othera who hen prcdoeto M they are wUMac to oontrthnto tor Op