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rauxxm FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PEDDLERS PETITION FOR REDDLERS PETITION FOR REDUCTION OF LICENSE • £ City Conned Hid Petition and Refers Same to License Commit -Otter Hatters of Interest Disposed < .t Monday Night's Meeting Darin* the lust t i month! fruit nnd vegetable peddiers, except to the cue of those who grow their own merchandise, have been compelled to pay Into the city treasury an annual license fee of twenty-five dollars, a tax they are now desirous of having reduced to about half that amount.’ At a meeting of the city council Monday night Messrs. H. O.MoIlvaney, Adam Palm and J. N. Rendall were present and asked that relief be granted them on the ground that the assessment was too high. They al leged that the license fee was out of proportion to the amount of buslaeas dene, and. as a matter of Justice, ahoald be pat upon an equitable basis. Tie petitioners were told that the assessment was fixed at twenty-five dollars par annum for the express purpose of safeguarding as far as pos- Mbls the local marehaat and store keeper from outside competition, as ha was (Bread to pay high rent, taxes. Insurance, clerk hire, etc., aad needed an the protection he eoald get. It eras contended by Messrs Mrtlvaaay, Palm aad Randall that their bnslaees did not materially Interfere with the trade of the regular merchant, and. consequently should not he too heav ily burdened. They were willing to pay a license fee of twelve or fifteen dollars, but regarded the present tax as a little Mt oppressive On motion the oomplalnt was referred to the seam here of tho license committee for laveetigallons with Instructions to re port their reeoaikaMadgUoas at the next am sting of the eoandl. la view of the tact that the peddlers’ lleea aas had all expired a resolution was adopted requiring those who wanted each a permit la deposit tea dollars wMh’tha'elty sleek, is he heM hr Mm aa aa evtdeaoe at good faith da thn part of the appltaaats aatu the esm mlttae had mada Us report. All B eaasae hereafter Issued by the etty ana la he made le tsseMaate at the eac ad the calendar yaar. Ip else I of In the Yir * manor that has hitherto prevailed. Wrltteo appIMtioa wee made by *. U flasher Mr appointment aa special policemea at the gads Rprtaga. a poet ties shortly to be r reeled by the city eoaaefl la caajaactioa with War den Tyaaa of the poaltaatlary. No ac tion woo taken la relation to Mr. nasbsr’a eommaaleaUoa. A petition was presented by MCaere. Cumptoa A Toaag tor a lleaass to eooduct a bil liard aad pool bueteeee at tit Mala street. The application was signed by Messrs. Campion and Young as prloclpali aad by Lafa Combs aad C. r. Harris as sureties. The bond was see spied aad the license ordered la PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT IS THE GUEST OF THE STATE . >r ir ’ i Speech At Dearer Deals With Tmtion Methods—Conserration and For* estry Dlscosslon Postponed to Later Occasion Dearer, Bept PS.—lt «u Just one ■irate or two yesterday whoa tha first Infantry el coal in bapan tho presidential salute from Cheeeeman park .thereby anaonaclap that Dea rer was bepiaalac her sstertalamsat of William H. Taft A mom sat later the.prasidaaUal train, ooaaisttap of lira can. cams to a atop la tha depot nets. A crest shout wsat ap as tha president amerced from the back phjtirs sad thoaaaads of flaps be* CM to wavs. Mayor Spssr bad pro itM-MN flaps sad had distributed than throaphout tho crowd sloop tha Has of owreh. A poodlp aambsr of than wars la tha haada of tha peo ple at tha depot, aad this patrtotto ivadtia, which was saw cod acral, / aaaaaad to picaee tha irislfiaf vary ■oMk That wua tha aaaaol tost* dMkwhiri ha had trsatod vtt ppclhpthad^—ashasttofldrradd sued as provided by the ordinance. A similar permit was granted to C. R. C. Rye to conduct a billiard and pool business in connection with the Strathmore hotel at 327 Main street. The bond, which was In the sum of five hundred dollars, was signed by C. R. C. Dye as principal and by Hun ter Palmer as surety. Plumbers’ licenses were granted to the Harding Hardware company and to the Leader Hardware company, an acceptable bond in each case having been filed with the city clerk in the sum of five hundred dollars. J. A. Van Horn appeared before the council and asked that the Colorado Light A Power 00. be paid the sum of two dollars, due it for cutting certain wiree near the court house on Fourth street which he hnd requested its representatives to do In order that he might cut down a large cottonwood tree at that point without Injury to property. On motion Hr. Van Horn’s request was referred to the commit tee on streets, alleys and bridges for investigation. Alderman Hamilton of the street, alley and bridge committee reported that Warden Tynan of the peniten tiary had offered to provide the nec essary labor for extending the con crete sidewalk on the north side of the State park from Its present term inus to a point opposite the Soda Springs, provided the city would fur nish the necessary cement to do the work. It was computed that the ee , meat would cost about fifty dollars and the matter eras loft with the com mittee with power to act la ths mat ter. After a itlecnaalna of ths propo sition the sidewalk committee, la eon ■ junction with Special Attorney A. H. 1 McLain, was aatborlsad to proceed 1 against ths Plahsr-Dempsey Construc tion company of Pushto as nempsl it to complete the details of Ms contract la relation to Its work In grading and sidewalk district No. f. Aldermaa Hiatt, chairman of the water committee, stated that a oon fa ranee was hsld at ths oflce of ths contractors last Thursday between representatives of ths city council and Messrs. I umsdsa A Gordon to ascertain If there was any way by which the work on ths new gravity waterworks system could be ex pedited. A lot of delay to the under taking had heap caused by the fail ure of the contractors to get ths nec essary material tor the constructioi, of the pipe line from the lumber mills In Oregon, but it -sms unavoidable and they were not to blame on that ac count After an exhaustive discuss ion of the waterworks question the coun cil adjourned till Monday night. Oc tober 4th. Unon ha Tint mad* a similar demon - ■tratlan to tka praaldant whlla the Colorado dignitaries arara hustling tamt aeroaa tka oar tracks. All arrangements had baaa com- PI at ad sad slxtaan automobilaa ware la waiting to aaeort tka party tkroock tka city. Those la tka trala kad baaa ttTen UokaU showing tkaaa wkat su tomoblla to to to. Mayor Bpatr was at tka depot gate aad treated tka praelddat at ka walked hatweaa Cot. ■kafrotk aad Bsoator Bathes, a tar "mlnatae later tka aatomat|lea kad baaa raaabad aad the prmiaalna ■wad ap dereateentfc street to Lar> laser, thsaea akatt the aigaag roots tkroath tka principal strsata at tka otty to tka home of Baa star (hn Barer la Daartrk history kad soak ■ crowd baaa oa tka striata. Otkar PkradaS |kara BUad tka dowa brwa dbda Map fkaaMNtagMkdNMftapp CANON CITY. COLORADO. THURSDAY, SEPT. a 3 . 1909 packed with humanity to the Hughee realdencc aad the croee atreeta were Jamed tor a half Mock either way. At Colfax aad Broadway and agnia In front of the capital building the crowda were aomethlng tremendoaa. However, police protection waa com plete and the proceaaion moved with aaae and on time. Secret service men were every where. It waa one contlnuona ovatloa through the entire traveraed dlatrlct The president waa allowed one honr’a rest at the Hnshea’ residence, after which he went to the capitol building where a public reception lasting two hours waa accorded him. A dinner at the home of Senator Building Up the Town (THE TOURIST BUSINESS) The Stcwtd ia a Striae of Talke by the Editor of The Daily Record The tourist business alone, proper ly developed, would make Canon City a busy town and would double our population In five years—perhaps less. People often overlook the diamonds in their own back yard and chase off to much less favored locations In search of riches. That's ns. We have slept on the richest tour ist section In the west and have never known It. Some say they know, but no one acts the part. ns a long story to tell of our many attractions —bat we have told of them so offer, you ought to know all about them. Here they are—a few of them In brief. The Royal Gorge by rail, the drive through the Royal Gorge, the drive to the top of the Royal Gorge, the Skyline Drive, the Temple Canon, over the Grade Drive, the Greenhorn, the Orchard Drives. All there is at Colorado Springe won't equal these and we have more. I have pereonally visited many of the tourist drawing points of this country and I have never seen one thing so magnificent, so awe Inspir ing, so wonderful and an satisfying as the Royal Gorge viewed from the top. . , i have never seen a point that could offer so many Interesting aide trips Into the mountains an oar -men Canon Oty. And I have had many people who. travel a great deal tell me theee very thlaga which eoaviacee me that l am not over euthualaatlc about our otra goods. So you will agree with me I think that we have enough to show people If they will come to aee them. Why don't they eomet Why should they coma? Who ever heard of Caaoa City ex cept a few who have met an occa sional Canon City enthusiast travel ing away from home? This year—and every year—Right Hundred Thousand people pass right through Canon City going Rast and Apple Crop and Prices The folio wins I* taken from the 8t Joseph (M 0..) fnilt-Qrowtr of lap tambor: The Fruit-Grower presents here with reports from all parts of the count 17 concerning the apple crop tor IPM. These reports are of great value (Or they not only show the else of the probable crop, but give one an Idea of prices which are asked by the growers and offered by buyers. The crop has deteriorated greatly since last month. Drouth and wind storms hare caused damage la many places, and as this Issue goes to preee a severe druoth still prevails through out the Middle West, which map still further reduce the else of the crop. Buyers aad their agents are now busy claiming there are more apples thaa there wars a year ago—but no <me seems to know where they are to be found. These reports hues been so general and thane who ore Interested have been so Industrious la spreading (hem that the Illlnoin Horticultural Society had a committee Investigate coadMoaa la that stats, aad the com mittee reports that Me crop la Illin ois Is the smallest it has bean far Sev an years. YOar reports are frast fsHaMo per sona. whs are talsrsatpi as growers WEEKLY l Rqkw'of which practically all of tha — Wnlahad mam of the data partaeh. ended tha day’s rimptina aad Po there tha president want direct h the auditor!am to deliver h’e ilWii FLORENCE WOMAN WEDS OKLAHOMAN Horwjra. S«pt. 22. —The announce ment of the marriage of Min May Morriaoa of Florence to Harry Fin cher of Otaka, Okla., was recelred yesterday. The ceremony was per formed at Norton, Kans., Monday, Sept. 20. The couple will reside at Otaka, where Mr. Fischer Is the man ager of a large mercantile house. going Welt, looking for something out of tile ordinary to see. They have heard of the Royal Gorge and FVXr Hundred Thousand of them ask to have their tickets read byway of the Denver and Rio Grande rail road in order that they may see this world canon. It is certainly the beet advertised attraction in the west today. Bat nobody knows of Canon City. Nobody connects the two. Only a tew know there Is a station closer to the Royal Gorge than Pueblo or Colorado Springs, and nobody has ever heard of the poilblllty of having a pleasant drive to the very brink at the top. Recently at Seattle on the way to Alaska, I .suppose I had occasion, at diffsreqt times, to tell a couple of handrail people that I lived at Canon City, Colorado. Probably a dosen of they had heard of the town. Of the others I think there was not one who did not,' know something of the Royal Gorge and was interested to know that I tired so close to It- And I have always' bean pleased to note how have been Interested In the ns tattoo of oar drives to the top. As d matter of fact we have In the Royal Gorge a possibility or opening up a park almost equal to the Tellow stoae k, and in It we have already s tourist drawing card that steals anything on-a railroad In America today; ' k. 1 think there IS not a man In busi nass In Canon CHy today who will net agree with me in the mala on these potato, so far. Tet we have not this year spent one cant nor taraed one hand-to In duce a single tourist of this great army of Bight Hundred Thu seal id people marching through, to stop off and see Canon OKy and her mag nificent drives. I believe that the tourist business alone. If developed, would be worth more to Canon City every year than the fruit crop. And I know the mob of tourists can be stopped oft here with a little Intelligent effort on our part—concerted effort for two or three years. Q- P. H. the correctness of these reports. It sesms that ths growers generally are of the asms opinion, for as a rale they are holding ont for good prices. Note that the offers which have been accepted are where good prices are paid. It is not for as to say what growers aboald ask for their apples— bat we lay the facts before them and they can act accordingly. Our reports (or this month follows. Fayetteville, Ark.—Apple crop will be SO per cent or less, a little more than half the trait being marketable. Offered IS to tS-SO barrel for No. 1 fruit, and grower* will take this price. Drouth hart the small crop promised, except In well-cared-for orchards.— K W. Grnvette. Ark. About one-third crop of apples, half being marketable. Jonathans mailing for (US barrel. Dry weather hart crop.—P. A. R. Canon City. Colo.—No change slaea last report, except that apples are growing right along and will grade well. I still think this county will hare 1.100 to IJOO ears of apples. We have 4,000 acres of apples In this county: figuring fifty trees to the acre, makes 000,400 trees. If these tress average Os* boxes per tree, this Wees 1,000,000 boxes, which la con siderably mors than IJOO cars. Trass sight years and near that I has* ex amined will base from sight to twen ty-five box as par tree. Wealthy apples now selling at tl.lo box; are shipped aboat thirty sate of Yellow Trans parent. mostly to express, which net ted the grower K cants a box.— J. A. amp MURDERED IN HIS CABIN NEAR TEXAS CREEK LAST FRIDAY NIGHT John Recsky, a Prospector, Meets Death to Lonely Cabin —Ballet Fired by Unknown Person —Body In Charge of Coroner Graves Coroner C. H. Graves and John Shaw, Jr., returned home Saturday night from Texas Creek, bringing with them the remains of John Rees ky, better known as John Reed, a mining prospector, which were found in a lonely cabin, about a mile and a half from that place Saturday morn ing. There was a bullet wound in his left side and an autopsy held here on Bunday revealed the fact that the ball had passed entirely through his body, shattering his heart, and, no doubt, killing him instantly. The course of the bullet, which ranged downward and entered the kidneys, and the fact that no weapon was found on the premises, convinced the coroner that death resulted from a gunshot wound inflicted by some unknown person. Recsky was an eccentric character and lived largely to himself, seeming to enjoy his own society mors than the association of his fellows. He had been sick from a dropsical affection Cor some time and several of his neighbors bad ministered to his wants; occasionally taking him such Hitnp as be needed and which it was known he did not have in the house. Last Thursday morning Clarence Hefley. son cf one the section men on the Westcliffe branch of the Denver and Rio Grande railroad, visited Recsky’s cabin and found him better than he had been for several days. Twenty-four hours later Sam Frasee, foreman of one of the railroad gangs at Texas Creek, called to inquire how he was, which is the last time be was seen alive by any of the residents of the neighborhood. It was apparent from the investi gations of the coroner that Recsky eras shot while sitting up in bed as the position of the body was such as to preclude the possibility of his hav ing made his way there after the wound was inflicted. Several empty shells belonging to a Winchester rifle, ns well as a cartridge belt and a ramrod, was picked up from the floor of the cabin and it is believed the murderer entered the house and took the gun from its rack on the wall, aad, finding Recsky a helpless in valid. shot him with it. Recsky is be lieved to have owned a Winchester rifle, hut no trace of It has yet beea found by the officers. Sheriff Bmer visited the scene of the crime on Sun day. but was unabls to obtain nay clou in relation to the Identity of Its per petrator. Recsky was a Hungarian by birth, but bad taken out the first papers of American dtlsenship. He bad lived hi the vicinity of Texas Creek over n year and was known an a respectable and law abiding dtlsen. He had pre viously been employed ns a miner at Cripple Creek and Leadville and la said to have a brother living In Pu eblo. Recently he received s considerable sum of money from relatives In Pu eblo and the supposition that bs had It secreted in his cabin Is believed to DEMURRER OVERRULED; CASE DISMISSED AT COST OF THE GOVERNMENT Chas. B. Carr and the Qibaon Lum ber company were on Wednesday of thia week Joint defendants In the United Statee district ooort at Mont roee on the charge of trespassing on the public lands and appropriating a large amount of timber belonging to the government tor private pur poses. Civil action was brought by the Federal authorities against tbs de fendants In the United States district conrt at Denver several moatha ago, but waa transferred to Montrose where the case was tried a tow days ago. The defendants alleged that they •1. Janet. Walbrldce and Wlneaap h J crop: one-filth crop Ben Darla and MlaaonH Pippin.—J. H. a Palisade. Colo.—punches nbont M per neat of crop: peart. M to M; ap ples. Ft to M. Palisade will ship nbont l.*M standard ears of frslt T» par cent oF wbtob will be panebaa. A ooa wnttrt call mate of the ahl patents Boa the enure Oraad Taller wtU be about MM standard asm. Many re ports antas out froa Ms sailor and NO- 33 ' have prompted the murder. Recsky was at one time employed by the Rio Grande railroad company and was for several months last year a patient in one of the Denver hos pitals. An inquest will be held at A. B.Wil son’s undertaking parlors at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning, followed by interment of the remains at Lake side cemetery. WADE A THRILLING GETAWAY FROM MARSHAL HOUSTON ON MONDAY Fred Choate, wanted in Pueblo for stealing a suit case, and, perhaps, other articles of* value, made a dra matic getaway from City Marshal D. J. Houston at thte Denver and Rio Grande railroad station Monday after noon. Mr. Houston received a message from the chief of police at Pueblo to be on the looaout for Choate, gMaff him al the same time a description of the man wanted. An hour or so later Mr. Houston discovered his man lean ing over th« rail of the platform of a caboose near the station. He walked up to him and requested him to step down as he desired to hare a talk with him. Choate was not slow in observing the officer's star and decided that such a conversation boded no good to him. . Making an excuse in order to obtain a momentary advantage Choate leaped to the ground on the other side of the platform and started to ran. Such a sprinter Mr. Houston says he never saw before and In lees time than It takes to tell it the fleeing man was lost to sight behind the Royal (Jorge hotel. The officer shot ones or twice at him. but all to no pnrpoee so far as Choate was eoneerned as It did not check his gait In the least. Hie speed was only a trifle, it any. leas than the bullet discharged tram the officer's gaa. Although Mr. Hoaatoa made a very careful eserrh tor Orate after he disappeared behind the hotel he never saw him afterwards. Be dropped the earth had open ad aad swallowed . him up ■ DETECTIVES ABANDON SEARCH FOR RORRERS 1 eedvllle. Bspt St.—DaMettnt K. W. Shores sad L W. French of lbs Rio Oraads secret service department, loft Leadetlle last night altar a Soar days' saarch in the district (or the three bandits that last Friday night hsld np the second section of Rio Grande train No. 5, near Malta, har ing nbandoned the hunt. Detective Shores la of the opinion that the men In the robbery managed to get to Leadrille without attracting attention and are probably still In the district. had sold the lumber, which they war* accused of cutting from the public do main, to the government itself to be used In connection with the Gunnison tunnel project at a nominal price and were gullt7 fo no wrong doing with in the meaning of the law. A demur rer was tiled by the government to the plea which was set up by the de fendants, which was overruled by the court. Subsequently the United States district attorney had the case dis missed at the cost of the government. D. K. Gibson, and his attorney, das. T. Locke, returned home yesterday morning from Montrose where they had been la attendance at the trial of the matter. Hotchkiss. Oslo.—Ninety per seat crop, quality good. Offered II bos tor Ben Dorla. bet a large percentage of the crop will be stored tor higher prices- Most varieties are large. atoooth and clean.—T. I*. Delta. Oolo.—Abont T* per cent of apple crop, three-tonrtha of which will be aarhetahle. lone then. Bean Beauty. Win leap and Pane laadtou aorta Brat la analog almg tha ani zttt-tssxzfv Continued