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Under the provisions of an act pass
ed by the last general assembly of
Colorado every school district of the
first class in the state is privileged to
create by special taxation a school
teachers' pension, or retirement, fund,
to be controlled by the board of edu
cation of the district directly concern
ed. Only two districts in Fremont
county, the Canon City and Florence
districts, are eligible under the sta
tute to its benefits, and, only in the
former . has any steps been taken in
the matter. It is optional with the
boards of education in the various
school districts of the state whether
the law is carried into effect or not,
and it is likely that many of them
will pay no attention to it for several
years, at least, as such innovations are
slow in taking rootage.
The board of school directors In
any authorized district is empowered
to establish a teachers’ retirement
fund and is permitted to pay out of
it a sum not exceeding forty dollars a
month to any man teacher sixty years
of age. or any woman teacher fifty
years of age, who has been in active
service as a teacher for a period of
twenty-five years, of which not less!
than fifteen years was in the district!
where the pension fund exists. The
board of school directors may also •
subject to the limitations above enum
erated, make provision for any teach
ers that may have become incapacita
ted from teaching by accident or oth
■ Ise, while in the service of the dis
trict, provided, however, that the ben
eficiary shall have served in the school
district for a period of not less*than
ten years
Anv teacher coming under the pro
visions of the law who may, by inak- i
ing application .or by action of the
board of school directors, be entitled >
to receive the benefit of the retire- 1
ment fund, shall not be entitled to re- j
celve such pension while drawing sal
ary as a teacher In active service. The
money’s for the establishment and.
use of the teachers’ retirement, or
pension, fund, shall be secured by a
special levy upon the taxable proper
ty in the district, such special tax.
however, must not exceed one-tenth j
of one mill, and from any gifts, or 1
bequests which may be made to such
The taxible property in the Canon !
City schrol district for this year Is as- !
sensed at $1,758,106 and a revenue of
$175 84 will be obtained for the school
teachers’ refirmnent fund, provided all
of the taxes for the current year are
collected, which Is hardly probable in
view of the usual delinquencies, re
bates. etc. It is safe to Bta t e that tile!
fund available at the clorc of the year
for teachers’ pensions will not much,
if any, exceed one hundred and sixty
Parson’s Poem Gem.
From Rev. H. Stubenvoll, Allison,
la., in praise of Dr. King’s New Life
“They’re such a health necessity.
In every home these pills should he.
If other kinds you've tried in vain.
And he well again ” Only 25c at
Hunter Palmer’s.
I wist night Bishop Chas. 3 Olmtsed
filled Reverend Frederick Carman's
pulpit nt f ’e Kpisc palian church, ills
talk v.as one of unii-ua! brilliancy and
showed th<* great power ami deep
thought of a wonderful intellect Bis
hop O'unted S conside.-e.i one of th»-
brainiest men in America today and
especially is this so in the field of
learning. His text last night was,
“And the highways were empty and
the people went about in by-paths."
He confined h!s talk mostly to our re
gretable unf.unillarity with the great
books of the various nations during
the different centuries He remarked
that the majority of people today were
noticeable provincial and narrow ns
regards thought do to a woeful lack
of knowledge of the contents of great
works Bishop Olmsted is very apt
In quotation and he remembers por
tions of nearly every work he has ever
Last nigh; eight people weie con
firmed by the bishop and at the end
of the confirmation services he gave a
very pleasing and helpful talk during
which he admonished them “to start
each day well and make each day a
tboughful one,” thus bringing them
selves every dnv untold joy which Is
only experienced through wholesome
thought and good works.
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There was a joint installation at
Sliaeffer hall Thursday night of the
ofiieerß-elect of Green wood Post, No.
10, Grand Army of the Republic,
j Greenwood Woman’s Relief corps, and
of Rockafellow Camp, N. 7, Sons of
Veterans. There were one hundred
and twenty-flvo people present and the
occasion was one of more than ordi
nary Interest and enjoment.
.1 S. Logan officiated as installing
officer for the G. A. R.; Mrs. T.. B.
Coulter, for the Woman’s Relief corps,
and Mr. for the Sons of Veter
ans. Following the more formal pro
ceedings of the evening, there waß a
social session at which addresses were
made by Rev. O. S. Reed and others.
Rev. Reed is chaplain of the G. A. R.
for the Department of Ohio, and Is a
speaker of exceptional Interest and
The officers of Greenwood Post for
the current year will be J. W. Terry,
commander; A. C. Raper, senior vice
commander: W. Y. Jenkins, junior
vice commander; P. W. Blanchard, of
j ficer of the day: P. P. Stinewandel,
quartermaster: Lorenzo Smith, sur
geon; D. G. Scott, chaplain; J. W.
Stonobreaker. officer of the guard; J.
,S. Bowlby, adjutant. It will be of
interest to know that Mr. Scott has
held the position of chaplain of the
post here for a period of twenty-four
years, making him in point of service
the oldest officer in any of the frater
nal organizations in Canon City, and.
perhaps, in Colorado.
Florence, Jan. 12.—The city council
met Tuesday night for the purpose of
awarding the contract for the con
struction of sidewalks in the new dis
trict of Florence.
The following bids were submitted
for the approval of the council:
Fisher A Dempsey. Pueblo, $38,022. i
Kobcr A Clark, Canon City, 38,977.65;
Sherman Construction company, of '
Greeley. $39,925: Fox & Smith, Flor
ence, 43,576; Sell A Vanßusklrk. Can-'
on City, $40,719.80: Denver Concrete
Construction company, $40,013.75;
Bugbee A Columbia. Florence. $45,-
The council went into executive ses
sion and discussed the proposition
pro and con. When the meeting again
took up the regular business. Aider
man Mitchell moved that a resolu
tion. which was presented awarding
the contract to Fisher and Dempsey,
of Pueblo, the lowest bidders, be 1
adopted. The motion was seconded
by Alderman Armstrong and prevail- 1
The board of education has employ
ed Miss Clapp, of Yonkers. New York,
as physical director at the Canon City
high school and she will enter upon
her duties In that capacity about the
first f t February. Miss Clapp Is re
garded as one nf the most efficient wo
men In her particular line of work In
the United States and it Is due to a
combination of peculiar circumstances
that the board was able to secure her
services. For a number of years she
has held the position of physical dl
sector In the public schools of Yon
kers at a salary of $1,500 per annum,
but Is taking a vacation this winter.
She was dpsirious of coming to Colo
rado t n a pleasure trip. and. lsdng .i
friend of Miss Sibley of the Lincoln
school here, selected Canon City ns
one of the places in her proposed
Itinerary. For a nominal outlay tbe
board of education obtained her ser
vices ns physical director nt tl •* high
A civil service examination for post
oifice ciei k anti carrh r was held here
under ih- direction of the local board
of exa i uiers on Wednesday. There
were nine candidates and the exami
nations took place In the district
court rr-om on the following subjects:
Geography, arithmetic, spelling, let
ter writing, reading addresses and
plain copying. Those standing high
-it in the class will he placed on the
waiting list and will be given a posl-
I tion in the postoffice service when a
j vacancy occurs.
During the cold weather a couple
eks ago an Ice gorge of unustm j
proportions was formed In the Arkan
sas river between Parkdale and the!
i intake of the waterworks pipe line, a
mile or so beyond the Hanging bridge.
* So effectually was the current of the
river checked by the Ice blockade that
i it almost ceased to flow for a period
| of about twenty-four hours when the
j pressure back of the gorge cleared the
channel and sent such a flood of wa
j ter down tbe river such ns has not
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j Too many men are looking for
j temptation Instead of Opportunity.
The Canon City waterworks system, j
with its reservoirs, Alteration basins
and pipe line through the Royal Gorge,
has now been in operation more than j
1 a year and has amply demonstrated |
the wisdom of its installation and re
-1 deemed the promise of its friends and
; promoters. It has passed the experl-
I mental stage and has so emphatically
proven its value to the community as
to silence all criticism and complaint
The reservoirs, settling basins and Al
teration plant have measured up to
the ambitions of their builders in ef
ficiency and economy of management
and tbe pipe line is easily meeting
the most sanguine expectations of the
The reservoirs and filters are among
the best of their kind anywhere In the
country and are affording the people
of Canon City a supply of water sec
ond to none in the Rocky Mountain
region in purity, and, in quantity, so
far as the population of the commun
ity is concerned. The pipe line is per
forming its duty in a manner to win
general praise and has shown its abil
ity to carry water enough for a city of
twenty-five thousand Inhabitants. Al
though supported in some places on
iron brackets fastened to the wall of
• the canon the pipe line has given tbe
authorities very little trouble of any
kind in the way of breaks or leakage
Pome annoyance was experienced at
its intake last winter from slush ice
in the river, but the trouble has been
overcome by the construction of an
ingenious system of dykes, booms and
guards, which keeps the Ice well out
in the current of the stream.
The cost of maintaining the water
works system is not exceeding the es
; tlmates and tbe splendid service it is
rendering has made friends of those
, who opposed Ft In the beginning as a
• chimerical and visionary un*^f aklng.
The people of Canon City hi»J# abun
dant reason for pride In their magnif
icent water sypply, which, as we have
already stated, has no superior any
where In the west.
hid 1 tor Record:
Please find inclosed $1.40 for Canon
City Record. I feel I can not satisfy
myself without it: And look forward
for the time for it to arrive each week.
Myself and daughter, Gertrude, are
us usual. Find Illinois all right in
muny ways. But we do not have that
grand old climate for which dear old
Colorado Is noted.
Wishing each of my friends in Colo
rado a happy new year.
Yours respectfully.
Mr. Frank Graham and Miss Alta
Cadel, of Penrose, were married this
morning at the Methodist parsonage
with Reverend J. F. Harris officiating.
The wedding was of a very quiet na
ture with only the relatives ;u»d par
ticular friends of the happy couple
present to witness the ceremony.' The
bride is a young lady of unusual re
finement niwl grace and has been
known for many years ns the bell of
Beaver Park. Her marriage with Mr.
Graham Is the culmination of a ro
mance that had its Inception about 3
years ago when Mr. Graham went to
the Schaefer dam on Beaver Park ns
chief engineer to take charge of the
construction work there. Mrs. Cadel*
Graham lived with her parents on the
Uartel ranch near the dam end icme
, how or other she and Mr. Graham be
came acquainted with each other. Mr.
Graham has soen the completion of
the dam which supplies Penrose and
Beaver Park with water His home
1 formerly was in Canon City, hut his
i mother and sister now live In Pueblo.
The best of wishes for their welfare
are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Graham by their many friends here
and on the Park.
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The Annual Review number of "The
Railroad Red Book,” a monthly pub
llcatlon Issued by the Denver & Rio
. Grande, has Just appeared.
This magazine Is an exponent of ir
rigated farming iu the Rocky Moun
tain region, and the Annual Review
number contains no less than 103 or
iginal articles especially prepared for
i this issue on agricultural, mining,
commercial and industrial subjects,
including among its contributors Gov
ernor Shafroth, of Colorado, Governor
■ Spry, of Utah. Governor Mills, of New
Mexico, ex-Governor Adams, of Colo
rado, C. J. Blanchard, statistician of
the IT. S. reclamation service, Presf
. dent Lory, of the Colorado Agricul-
I tural College, Judge Colborn, of Salt
Lake City, Prof. Merrill and others of
1 the Utah Agricultural College, and W.
W. McLaughlin, irrigation engineer of
' the department of agriculture.
The Annual Review number of 'The
j Red Book" Is looked upon as a valua
ble reference publication, and this,
the sixth issue, is considered the best
1 of the series.
Children Cry
The annual Ice crop Is being cut
from the prison pond in Grape creek
canon by the convicts this week and
stored away at the penitentiary for
use next summer. The ice Is about
fourteen Inches In thickness and Is
of splbndid qnalitv. being clear and
well frozen. The flooding process
Is resorted to by the prison authori
ties at the pond alluded to in order
to obtain a pure and transparent ice.
Three hnndred tons are being packed
this season to meet the requirements
of the penitentiary during the heat
er term, six month* h*pce.
What Other People Say
Harry Bowen says that an Indiana
reporter was sent to write s criticism
on Uncle Tom’s Cabin which showed
in the village one night. The "Crit
eeck" saw the show and in the next
weeks Issue of THE WEEKLY
WHISTLE this Item appeared: "Un
cle Tom's Cabin showed here last Sat
urday night to a small house The
dogs displayed great talent but they
had poor support."
A young funner lad in the middle
west was severely reprimanded one
night by his father because he did not
take the cows out to pnsture earlier
In the morning The little lad had
went to bed pouting, hut with a firm
resolve to get up "reel early" and get
the cows out to pasture "so early that
his father would never have another
kick coming.” So the next morning
he rolled out at 4:30 and took the
cows to their grazing grounds. When
the father got up. he went out to milk
—but found no rows. Of course Wil
lie was called out for an explanation.
He gave tt and received a scolding In
return To rap the climax, he was
sent to bring the cows back. Now lit
tle Willie Ih wondering If there Is such
a thing as Justice.
Lloyd Egbert said, "It occured to
me Just after Christmas that perhaps
It would he a great help if some pco-!
pie would save their Christmas boxes
that they received this year for use
next Christmas 1n sending presents
Every year the request by the public
*or empty Christmas bnxe<* frem the
various merchants In very great and
this year It was worse than ever. Of
course the merchants don’t mind giv
ing the boxes If they have them, but It
is always a great annoyance to bother
with such things especially during the
busy season . Just before Christmas.
Now It seems to me that a groat deal
of the trouble could be done away with
if people would save the boxen In
which they received their presents
tills year for they would then have
them to send away presents In next
year. It doesn’t take much effort and
care to lay a box away and it certainly
would be a great saving of time and
annoyance If this was practiced more
A lady walked Into the Ceylon Tea
| Store at Fort Collins the other day
and asked the clerk, "Is Mr. Ceylon in
jat present?" This was a stunner for
the clerk hut he recovered and came
back wittily with this answer. "Why
.—er —no. Mr Ceylon Isn’t In the city
;at present. You nee he’s over In In
: dla buying our teas and won’t be home
! or a week or two.”
Everybody 1b openly cussing be-
I cause the blizzard dldn’a come and
secretly are tickled to death because
of the fact
Yesterday was Friday, the thlr-
I teenth. Today everyone heaves a sigh
i of relief that they got through O. K.
Life must. he awful grind
j for the grouch who sees nothing but
lemons and sour pickles In everything.
When there 1a a good man In th*
office the office la more worried aoont
losing him than he la about going
some place else.
Try a Reoord Want Ad.
"Thw uae of alum and salts of alumina in |
Ay-vTU food should bo prohibited." Mil I )
—Prof. Wood, Harvard Urdv. Tj p
Safeguard Tour Food I
by Using Always MM
Pl bwmg Powder jjy
Made from Grapes
Its purity,wholesome- lIV
l| | ness and superior I I
leavening qualities j I p
are never questioned.
Fifty Years the Standard I I
Bylve*ter 8. Nlcboln died at his
home, 615 River street, at 6:30 o’clock
Wednesday afternoon after a brief ill
ness in the seventy-third year of his
age. Mr. Nichols had resided in Canon
City for more than thirty years and
had a host of friends and acquaint
ances in this county who will regret i
to learn of bis demise <
He was born In the state of Nee |
York, bat removed to Michigan when |
a boy and grew to manhood there
Subseqnently he emigrated to Califor
nia where he was engaged In the con
tracting and building trades until I
1881 when he came to Canon City and
established his borne here. He pur
sued the same catting here that he
found so successful on the Pacific
coast and some of the best of the ear
lier commercial and residence build
ings of the town were erected under 1
his supervision He was for a num
ber of years employed ns an anchlfect j
and constructor at the penitentiary J
and several structure* within the 1
walls of that Institution bear wltnea# 1
to his skill and efficiency In that line <
of work. . !
Mr. Nichols was twice mayor of j
Canon city and for a long period wns
the lending undertaker of the com
munity. He wa* a man of quiet, on- j
assuming disposition and was highly ]
esteemed by all fortunate enough to
share hla friendship and confidence.
He took a keen Interest In everything
pertaining to the growth and welfare
of the town and much of the enrtler
civic spirit of the place wns due to
his progressive Ideas. Under his lead
ership and direction and at his earn
est solicitation while mayor the first
pnblic park, now known ns Depot
park, wns laid out and trees and flow
ers planted for Its adornment
Mr Nichols recently underwent a
serious and difficult hut eminently
successful snrglcal operation at one
of the local hospitals and appeared to
be convalescing nicely until a few
days ago when complications arising
from Bright’s disease nnd other af
fections developed, sapping his vital
ity He leaves a wife, hut no child
ren He wns a member of the Mnsonfc
order nnd the funeral will be held In
accordance with the rites of that
brotherhood. He wns a Christian
Scientist nnd the obsequies will he
conducted at his late home on River
street nt 10 o’clock Friday morning
under the direction of Its membership
Friends of the family Invited. The
1 burial will be nt cemetery.
An excellent luncheon was served
at the Y. M. C. A. rooms under the
direction of the ladies committee of
the organization at 6 o’clock Wednes
day evening, followed by an address
on "Bible Study" by Rev. Chas B. Al
len, of t)enver, who Is nt present en
gaged In evangelistic work at the
First Methodist church. There was
a gratifying attendance and the oc
casion was one of unusual Interest and
profit. Rev. Allen Is n splendid talk
er an dhia suggestions in relation to
Bible rending and study were of real
value to all present. The luncheon
was one of the best of Its kind given
here for a long time.
Business requires men with great
foresight and Insight, patience, poise
and tone of mankind.
been seen In many months On New
Year’s day the river was down to IUB
lowest point, but about 7 o'clock oa
Tuesday menlng following a wall ‘A
water seven feet in height burst Its
bonds and came down the stream with
trrmlstahle force, that for a few min
utes submerged the low lands contig
uous to Its banks.
What will brcom* uC the six munth
old baby of Angelina Garramona. after
the mother la taken to the Canon City
penitentiary to nerve a sentence of
from fire to eljcht years (or forgery.
Thla Is a queatlon pu riling the an*
rhorltlee. Mrs Oarremona is anxious
to take the child with her bat the ralee
of the penitentiary forbid. The en
vironment Inside the prison walls ts
not conducive to the child's morale.
On the other hand, the environ*
nient at the rhlld's home in the Ital
ian colony Is harmfal to tbs child, es
pecially with no mother to look after
the baby The father declares that be
mast he sway from borne all day Ionic
and that he does not cars to have the
little one ralaed in the colony where (
only the sordid elde of life la appa
rent. Despite Mrs Oarramona’s fren
zied financing, she Is penniless now
and her husband, whe la a partially
educated Italian, has given all the
family savings toward her trial 1
The habr Is a boy. a bright little
youngster, and will miss Its mother
keenly. The relatives who will have
the care o fit all nave extensive broods
of their own to draw upon their af
fection* ad care.—Denver Express.
The records at the city dork s of
fice show tlint one hundred and thirty
seven automobile and motorcycle li
censes were tanned by the city during
the twelve months endian with De
cember SI. The exact number of au
tomobth a In commission In Canon
City at present la difficult to ancer
tln. but Is considerably In excess of
one hundred. The motocyde is
growing In popular faver, especially
among those whose business engage
ments require them to make frequent
trips into the surrounding country* a
There are twelve or fifteen
ejes owned In Canon City and the
number I* being added to rapidly. The
current year Is likely to be an unus
ually prosperous one for local au
t month denim and they already
have n good ninny proHpocttve custo- I
mere on the waiting list. In spite of
the growing number of automobiles
and motorists the bicycle Is holding
Its own In the general esteem, due to
Its more moderate cost and economy
of operation. I
A man who Is In the theatrical cos
iness Is nlwnys rompallnlnff that It la
either too hot or too cold for peome
to get out
Speaking of poor Investments, It
may he stated that n ticket to aa '
amateur performance doesn't return
much In the way of dividends.
Try a Record Want Ad.
For Infants and Children.
Tha Kind You Han Always Bought
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