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The Cañon City Record.
TOL. XXXIII. PLANNING A NEW SCENIC DRIVEWAY FOR CANON CITY From Wednesday's Dally. A movement has been started for the construction of a new scenic drive way that will add to the pleasure of the people of Canon City and will in crease its attractiveness as a tourist resort. The proposed highway will terminate on the crest of “Cedar Hill” and will be one of the most beauti ful character. It will be known as the "Swimming Pool Drive” and will be a link In the chain of public road ways that Is destined at no distant date to encircle the town and its en virons. Messrs. Prank P. Smith. Charles R. McLain. D. W. Ross. H. S. Maddox and other good roads advo cates have made an inspection of the route of the contemplated driveway and are enthusiastic for its construc tion. As outlined by Its promoters it will open up to residents and visitors one of the most delightful vistas and picnic grounds within easy access of the city and will be another step In the development of the splendid re sources of the community in that re spect. The proposed road can be built at a cost of a few dollara and will be worth to the public hundreds of tiroes the outlay necessary for Its construction The conemplated road Is made pos sible by the generosity of C. J. Fred rickson. who has given temporary NO BALL GAME TUESDAY NIGHT From Wednesday's Dully There was no game last sifik ou account of the rain, which made the grouads to mudy for baaeball. The Ail-Burs will practice aLgainst a pick ed nine tbla evening Tomorrow ev ening the Presbytertana will play the ■•lacopalians according to tbe-regular snhedule The reports from Denver go tu show that the All-atars will have to get busy In order to wlo. Denver la sending a fast bunch of ball toosera and have It In their mind to win. The contract for the grandatand baa been let and work hat commenced and the stand will be completed by Saturday night and will be ready for oceupancy on the Fourth of July. This aland is costing some money and must be paid for from the receipts Coupon leeli are being sold, which entitle the bearer to twenty seats In the stand. There are good for any game. When those who are canvassing for the sale of these books come and talk le you. listen to whal they have to sny This stand la very necessary to a seam roods te the crowds now attend STRAWBERRIES $5 A CRATE IN DENVER Prom Wednesday's Dally 'Die folio wins la clipped froaa ikr Steamboat Springs paper and talla of their atrawbarry crop: flteu'intxwt Springs strawberries, shipments of which will begin next week, are going to hit the market Just right, for according to the Denver papers atrawberrlee will be a genuine Inxnry for the people of Colorado, the •enamlaalon men reporting that there la but one-eighth of a crop in other portions of Colorado, due to the dry weather, hail and other natural caus es. Berries are selling for as high a* $5 00 n crate on the Denver market. Last year In the regular Colorado ber ry season they sold for $150 per crate, but of course the late berries from this section brought $3.00. The commission houses are scurry ing around to get berries. One com mission house staten that it has enough berries on its own farm to meet its demands, but the others ►eem to be having trouble in getting all they want. right of way over a portion of his land on the mesa back of the swimming pool for that purpose. By widening the road leading to the top of the hill beyond the natatorium a magnificent driveway and picnic grounds will be made available to the public, the scene from which is unsurpassed in the Arkanses valley in its beauty. It is this little stretch of roadway, only a few hundred yards in length, that Mr. Melvin and his associates are endeav oring to have built No where is such a splendid view of Canon City and the surrounding country to be bad as from the mesa on the crest of "Cedar Hill.” The scene is one of surpass ing lovllness and cannot easily be for gotten by the beholder. A more in viting place for a picnic when the sun la low in the evening, cannot be imagined and it would be in great fav or with pleasure parties during the summer season. The proposed picnic ground would be reached by driving out Central street to the swiming pool and then up the new road to the top of the mesa. People have not looked down on Canon City from the best point of vantage until they have viewed It from "Cedar Hill/ The con templated roadway should be built by all means and made available at the earlleat practicable moment. ' mg the games and should pay for It r self In a short time. After it has been ! paid for the receipts will be turned j Into the 8 B.A.L. treasury to pay the ■ running expenses of the league. It j Is hoped that by this method all ex penses may be met with out of call i ing on the teams fo*- more foods. SELLER OF SILVERWARE IDENTIFIED AS CONVICT Prom Wednesday’s Dally. Georg** Thompson, who was arrest ed Sunday In Pueblo, mays the Star- Journal. by Detective Shurtx for ped dling without a license and who was found to hava several sets of valuable monogram silverware in his posses aion has l»een Identified as an ex-con vict. According to the information un earthed by Chief Yund, Thompson ha* , served five years in the stats pris on at Canon City. He was sent up for burglary from Trinidad. He claims that the silverware belonged to his family in Canon City, but they cauaot be located. Mlaa Anna Gordon of Pushto ia visiting friend* la thie ally. Steamboat’s stop is naming on fast and shipments will begin next week. The bearing patches are loaded with berries And the crop will be larger than Inst year. And they are of the Steamboat quality, which Is superior to anything else in that line. It looks as though the record price* would be obtained, with a supply that will not nearly equal the demand In Denver alone. To compensate in a measure for the lack of strawberries ship ments of loganberries are being brot from California at the rate of carload a day. About 50.000 boxes of straw berries will be shipped from Steam boat Springs this season. In another year or so they will be leaving here by the carload. Strnwberry growing will be the leading Industry In this immediate vicinity. There ha* only been one failure in twenty year*, a record such as no other fruit-growing section in the world can show.—The Bteamboat Pilot. CANON CITY, COLORADO, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1910. LINCOLN PARK NEWS LINCOLN PARK NEWS. The family of Mr. and Mrs. Foote on Grand avenue, are out of quarantine this week. Fruit growers have been treating their orchards to the second spraying lately. Miss Ella Ralston has succeeded In getting up quite a class in music since her recent graduation. Mrs. Bridges and daughter came down from Denver last week to visit her parents. Grandpa and Grandma Jones on Sherman avenue. The Monce property on Park aven ue has changed hands, and Mr. and Mrs. Williams have taken possession. R. R. Story sold about a half acre or thereabout, planted in corn, cn Park avenue to Mr. Tobler, for $950.00 re cently. Mrs. Chase’s mother. Mrs. Fansett, has returned to Lincoln Park from her visit in Nebraska. She has been gone for some time. May Bloxhem spent the day with her grandmother, Mr*. George Fergu son in South Canon Thursday. Miss Grace Elrod, in company with Miss Pearl Swain of Canon City left last Friday for an extended pleasure trip to the Western slope. Miss Ida Gebhardt left for Trinidad last Thursday for a few weeks’ stay. Miss Bessie Key will take her place In the home during her absence. The two Misses Vance of Peoria, Illinois, neices of Mrs. Andrews, came in Monday and will spend the sum mer In Canon City and Lincoln Park. Mr. and Mrs. Volk, who were re cently married at the home of the bride’s parents on 12th street, are at home to their friends in Griffin av enue. Mrs B. F. Ginn, of Lennox. lowa, arrived last week for a month's visit with her son and wife. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ginn. Mrs. Ripley over on Popular avenue says she has been having a whole lot of company. It must be that the tour ist season has opened up on that part of the Park. Mr. and Mrs. Doss have come from Virginia, for a visit with their daugh ter and Mrs George Hall on Garfield avenue They spent Tuesday In Grape Creek Canon with picnic dinner and fishing poles. ‘ Busy” Is the word all over the Park these days and everyone Is glad to have it so. Cherries, currant* and raspberries are ripening rapidly, and everyone must spend all their spare time In the berry patches. Prof Charles R. Thompson of Trin idad stopped off to visit his sister. Mr*. A.A. Gebhardt and family Mon day. He I* on his vacation trip to the coast, and Canon City and the Royal Gorge are one of the principal attractions enroute. WEBER BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL From Wednesday's Daily The funeral of John H. Weber, who committed suicide at a sawmill. 50 miles from Grand Junction, last Mon day. was held at Wilson's undertak ing chapel at 3:00 o’clock this after noon: Rev. H. M Jamieson, pastor of (he United Presbyteriau church, con- , ducting the obsequies. Deceased was 47 years of age and formerly resided in South Canon, but removed to the western slope a couple of years age where he made bis home uutil hi* •death. Mr. Weber had been in ill health for some time and his rash act i« attributed to insanity brought on by despondency, last Monday he ob tained possesalon of a knife in some manner and when none of the at tendants in the sick room were look ing he cut his throat, from the effects of which he died a few minutee later He leave* a wife and three small Children, two boys and a girl, all of whom were present at the funeral service this afternoon. The body was conveyed from the Weber home In the mountains to Grand Junction by wag on and brought here on Denver & Rio Grande train. No. 4 last night. Three years ago a daughter of Mr. and Mrs Weber died at the family home in So Canon and was buried in I«akr*lde cemetery. Deceased wa* a member of the Woodmen of the World and car ried an Insurance policy of $2,000 in that order. A brother lives in Cripple Creek and came down from the dis trict this morning to attend the fun WEEKI.Y The Fornier family has moved into the Hobson property on Park avenue. Fred Huling, who came down from Cascade last week, thinks this fruit growing sectioif as good a place to spend his vacation as any, and has gone to work in the cherry orchards. He expects to return to Campbell col lege, Holton, Kansas, in the fall. Alva Robinson had the misfortune to fall through a hayrack not long ago, the wagon running over him. He was considerably the worse for the experience, but it is hoped it will prove nothing serious for the little fellow, as he is able to be about again. Mrs. Fred Kelling and little daugh ter, and Mrs. Tatum, her sister-in-law, went to Salida Sunday to visit Fred at the hospital. They returned the same day and report him improving rapidly. His friends will be glad to see him home again before many days. The house of Mr. and Mrs. Leper near the Lincoln Park store was struck by lightning during the elec tric storm last Friday. It gave the old people a severe shock and did con siderable damage to the property. The insurance company adjusted the loss. John Wineheimer, who has charge of Mrs. Switzer’s place on East Sher man, is the champion tomato grower. His vines are ahead of any we have noticed. He keeps them well trim med and trained to poles. He thinks his method assures early fruit of a good size and quality. The plants are of his own raising. Dr. and Miss Cora Woodford left for the West last Friday evening. They travelled together as far as Salt Lake City, the former going from that point to Seattle and then on the Ev erett. Washington, where he will lo cate. Miss Cora will spend the sum mer with friends in California, re turning by water route to Portland and visit her brother at Everett on the way home. We meant to give Elm avenue the credit in last week’s paper for being the most popular thoroughfare thro the Park. Aa it appeared some other item got sandwiched in. and broke the connection. We also intended to con vey the Idea that Miss Munlce is help ing Ur* Andrews in the Junior asso ciation work. This reporter will try to practice a little more accuracy in the future. I. F. Davis, the Sherman avenue gardner is improving his dwelling by giving it a coat of paint. They say that they started In the gardening bu siness several years ago with next to nothing. They have been making good, and now own a seven acre ranch with large green-house and all modern improvements. In fact, they are shipping out produce daily, and proving to their neighbors that enterprising people can make money here as well as anywhere. eral. The interment was at lake side. WILL ESSER, JR.. LEFT FOR RENO. NEVADA TO WITNESS THE FIGHT Ftcm Wednesday’s Daily Will E&ser. Jr., left this morning for Denver to join the Denver News party which will make the trip to Reno, Nevada, and to California. Mr. Ester won this trip through the Den ver News’ contest for subscriptions, winning third place in the contes tants outside of the city of Denver, thus entitling him to the trip to the Jefferies-Johnson fight aud to the Pa cific coast with all expenses paid. The ;*nrty will first go to Reno. Nevada, where they will witness the fight, taav funtlshed them a ring-side seat. Af t r the fight they will go to San Fran cisco, Oakland. Angeles and stop a: Salt I«ake City on their way homo. They will be gone about ten days or two weeks. ATTENDS RE-UNION OF HER CLASS From Tuesday's Dally. Mrs. A C. Dickinson went to Den ver Friday and returned Saturday. Friday evening she was present at a dinner given by Mr*. D. C. Dodge in honor of the high school class of 1877. There were six of the eleven members preseut, the other living In Kansas, was unable to be present. Other guests were present making a company of eighteen. General Hale acted as toastmaster, each member of the clas* responding to a toaat. The cla** code was sung and the reunion proved to be a very pleasant affair; COMMENCEMENT AT DODDS’ COMMER CIAL COLLEGE From Wednesday's Daily The annual commencement exercis es of Dodds’ Commercial college will be held at the First Presbyterian REV. T. P. STAFFORD. church tomorrow evening, beginning at 8:00 o’clock. The occasion is be ing looked forward to with much pleasurable anticipation by the mem bers of the graduating class and their friends and will, no doubt, be in all respect* a very pleasant affair. The thoroughness of the tn*truc- ; tion of Dodds’ Commercial college is i demonstrated by the great number of • it* graduates holding positions of trust and responsibility in this city and elsewhere. A diploma issued un der its authority means that the hold er ia well-equipped for a business ca reer. whether as a bookkeeper or the cashier of a bank. The ambition of Professor Dodds and his associate* is to prepare those who enlist as student* at the Institu tion for practical, successful work and that they have ‘rndtle good’ in that re spect. goes without saving. Their graduate* are employed, as a rule, at remunerative wages and are every- j where regarded aa capable and effl JOHN E. GODDING WAS TAKEN TO LA JUNTA TUESDAY From Tuesday’s Daily. John E. Godding, former president of the state bank at Rocky Ford, was released from the penitentiary uu der parole at 10:00 o'clock this morn ing and was immediately re-arrested by Sheriff H W. Potter of Otero Co. and taken to I«aJunta where an ef fort will again be made to try him on the charge of receiving money on deposit at a time when he knew the bank was Insolvent. Sheriff Potter was armed with the necessary papers for Godding’* arrest on his arrival here yesterday afternoon, but the le gality of again placing him in jeopardy for an offense for which he had serv ed two years in the penitentiary was raised and the prison authorities were unwilling to surrender him to the sheriff until an opinion covering the case could be had from Attorney- General Barnett. Pending advices from Denver in re lation to certain phases of the case Godding remained within the prison walls until this morning, instead of leaving the institution yesterday as he was entitled to do under the provis ion* of his parole. Sheriff Potter 1* reputed to have had no fewer than a doxen warrant* for Goddlng's arrest in his pocket and could have taken him back to Otero county on any one of them, provided he was not exempt under the conditions of his parole un til the expiration of his original sen tence. Godding has been employed at the prison road-making camp near Colorado Springs for several months and was not brought back to the pen itentiary until Sunday afternoon He was an emplarv prisoner and made himself eligible to parole five or six months earlier than would otherwise have been the case by the splendid character of his work on the Colora do Springs-Canon City highway with the convict gang. Godding is 59 cient in their particular line of work. The class address tomorrow even ing will be delivered by Rev. Mr. Staf ford, pastor of the congregation of tlia First Baptist church, until recently professor theology in the faculty of William Jewel college at Marshall, Missouri. The salutatory will be by Miss Grace Ayers and the valedictory by Miss Eva Watson. The commence ment program tomorrow evening will be as follows: Invocation. Oration—Mias Grace Ayers. Solo (selected)—Miss Helen Sartor. Address "Principles of Success, ** Dr. T. P. Stafford. Oration—Miss Eva Watson. Presentation of diplomas D. D. Dodds. The members of the graduating class thl* year are Mabel McCartney, Lottie May Henderson. Elizabeth Ringle, Edith Freek, Hazel Win&ns, MISS EVA WATSON. Valedictorian. Edna Ora Swope. Grace Ayers, Mae Bowers. A. May Williams. Rose Von dra. E. H. Fisher. Hattie Kelley and Eva Watson. years of age and la in excellent health, his exercise and experience with pick anti shovel on the public roads, hav ing evidently agreed with him in a physical way. Since Goddlng’s imprisonment on 12th day of December, 1908. his fath er has died and his aged mother haa removed from Rocky Ford to Billings, Montana, to make her home with her daughter. It is said that a majority of the depositors of the ill-dated bank, many of them its largest creditors, think Godding has been punished enough and will have nothing to with his further prosecution. The Otero county commissioners, it Is asserted, are unwilling to appropriate any* money for another trial of Goddtng and whatever outlay in ca*h the trial will necessitate must be raised by those that are unrelenting in their enmity to him. Godding said this rooming that if given his liberty he would make every effort to re-estab lish himself In the confidence and es teem of his fellow-men and would pay back every cent of hit indebtedness if fortune favored him in his enterpris es. George Hammond of Rocky Ford, a prominent farmer and seedsman of Otero county, arrived here yesterday morning to see what he could do to help Godding on his release from prison. Mr Hammond is a life-long friends of Goddlng’s and spent several thousand dollars in an endeavor to keep him out of the penitentiary. Mr. Hammond stated to the writers this morning thAt he would procure bond .or God/lug. provided he wa* held for trial at the district court at the pre liminary hearing In the Justice tri bunal at Ia Junta Mrs. Godding has been a member of the Hammond household since the Imprisonment of i her husband two years ago. NO. 19.