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The Cañon City Record.
YOL. XXXIY. WILL PAVE MAIN ST. ALLEY City Council Decides • Several Pertinent Questions. % At the refitting |P««tIUK of the city council Monday night a contract was awarded to Uorents RiUraan for tbs pavlip ' for the alley through tbs block on tbs north aide of Main street between Fifth and Blxth •treats for the sum of 5M7.60. Other bidders for the work were the Van Buaklrk company, Chao. Zengel, John B. Mc- Donough and the Dempsey * Fisher company: none of which exceeded sev en hundred dollars. Mr. Ritsman win be required to give a bond la the sum of Bat hundred toilers for the faithful performance 0 f the contract and must begin work without unnecessary delay. The pav ing will be of cobble stone on a con- S cm. base and will be paid for by the owners yjt property abutting on the alley to be Improved. There In n general Inter sat In the proposed pav ing prog am and It Is probable that petitions will scon ba presented to the city council asking that other alleys la the baa in os. portion at the town be Improved la the eases meaner The coaomtttee to which was re ferred the petition of D. K Ofbson and others to have Ninth street oiled from Oollage avenne lo the Arkansas river, reported that such an under taking would coat approximately one hundred dollars for each block; sixty *dollars for the a.phsltum oil and forty dollars to prepare the street for Its reception. As the street would have «io be oiled every year to keep down the mud and dust It was derided to lay the proposition over for the pres ent The Investigations of the com mittee in relation to the oiling of the streets was somewhat discourag ing so far as Ita adaptability to meet the requirements here Is concerned. After an exhaustive discussion of the zkulf er the council voted to ap propriate the sum of two hundred TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED VOTES FOR A SINGLE SUBSCRIPTION S Here Is a new one. Twenty-five hundred votes for a single subscription. Count them—l. 800 votes extra for one yearly subscription to the Dally Record. Tou gel n new subscription and you are entitled to 1.200 votes Anyway Then you get It this week The Record’s Voting Contest Special Subscription Ballot (2.500 Votes) Candidate Address District No This Coupon attached to a Yellow Vote Ballot issued for a ’New Daily Yearly Subscription between July 17th and July 24th will he counted as a.joo votes, additional to ehe numbtr issued upon the sub scription. Only One Ballot Will Ba Cradltad to Bach Candldata dollars out of the miscellaneous fund to be turned over to the Canon City Business Men's association for ad vertising purposes. It was augested that the amount be made five hund red dollars, but In view of the small sum of money in the treasury not set aside for specific purpose a less liber al appropriation was agreed upon. It has been the custom at Greeley. Fort Collins, Boulder. Grand Junction, Manitou and other towns In the state for several years to contribute from the public moneys towards the adver tising of their respective communi tives. but never until the present time has such a course been pursued here. It is contended, with an excel lant show of reason, that the city Is the beneficiary of any advertising the community receives, and, there fore. ought to pay a part of the cost of carrying on such publicity. A request was made of the council by Superintedent C. W. Van Patten of the waterworks that he be pro vided with a horse and buggy at the public expense as a means of assist ing him In the proper discharge of his official duty. Mr Van Patten stat ed that he was frequently called upon to make hurried trips to the reser voir: into the Royal Gorge to look after the waterworks pipe line or to make an examination of the mains in distant portions of the town and that a horse and buggy was a neces sity of the water department As tools and material of various kinds had to be carried a bicycle, or motorcycle, would not meet the ex igencies of the situation. On motion the request waa referred to the water committee with power to act. Mr Van Patten bad been furnished with a horse and buggy until a few weeks ago when It waa turned over to the street department for the use of the supervisor L. L. Harding and Jaa. H Peabody appeared before the cotroett attd made a proposition to sell to the city the strip of land between River street and the Banta Fe depot, used ana appropriated to public use as South Fourth street, for the sum of 91,235 It is alleged by the petitioner* that the street in question was opened by themselves and*their associates for private purp— a« twenty-four years ago and that ownership in the prop erty waa never acquired by the city On motion the matter waa referred to the street, alley and bridge com mittee for Investigation with Instruc tions to report Ita findings at the next regular meeting of the ooundl. C H. Edmunds appeared before the council and i»t*kcl that the street supervisor be Instructed to repair the concrete sidewalk In the vicinity of hls place of residence, corner of Sev | and you are entitled to 2,500 votes ! extra. Isn’t that worth going a mile or two«for? Only one of these subscription Bal ! lots of 2,600 votes will be Issued to a ! candidate. Get all the new subscrip tions you can, you get 1200 each any way, but get ONE for sure and get the CANON CITY RECORD, THURSDAY, JULY 20, I*ll. enth street an] Floral avenue, at his earliest convenience. The Sidewalk in the locality mentioned, according to Mr. Edmunds, has been sinking for some time past anl is of little value to the public in its present condition. The request was referrel to the street, alley and bridge committee with in structions to make an inspeciton and report its findings at the next meet ing. After some other business, chief ly of an unimportant character, the council adjourned till Monlay night. August seventh. AWFULLY HOT DOWN IN "OLD MISSOURI" In the course of a letter received at the Record office a day or two ago from MiDna E. Norria at Warreneburg. Missouri, making some complaint on account of the non-arrival of last week's paper, she says: "We miss i your publication very keenly when it , fails to reach ns at the proper time | for we like to keep in a» close touch aa possible with things in dear old Canon City. "Missouri la badly in need of rain, and. I feel sure, that muddy roads would be greeted with cheers even by the motorists, who are "sick and tired" of the awful duat. Hot la no name for It. Have had it one hund red and nine degrees in the shade with a delicious southern breexe from the desert plains ot Texas two or three days at a time. The rains keep running a merry-go-round and fall to strike center and we are left to blos som aa the caetna and keep up n com ing smile for Joys yet In store." THE RECORD A HOUSE HOLD NECESSITY Thu following hi splendid evidence that new* 'given by The Canon Otty Record la greatly appreciated. Gillespie. 111. July 15. 1911 Mr. G U. Hardy. . Canon City. Colo. Dear Sir: Enclosed please find post office order of $1.35 for subscription to Rec ord. I cannot -keep house” without It , Tours very truly, X. Blanchekerr Holmes. (Mrs. J P. Holmes ) Everett Ray Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. IT. S. G. Lewis of 921 South First Ftreet, died at noon on Monday after a short illness, aged thirteen month* and two days. The funeral was held at the parental home at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, followed by interment In Lakeside cemetery. i 2.600 subscription Ballot. To get this subscription ballot your new subscription must be in the Rec ord office on or before Monday, July 2tth. The subscription must be a Dally for a year and must he absolutely new—ln a family that has not taken The Record since this contest started. WEEKLY BIG FLOOD DID NOT COME People Roused by Whistle Saw But 2-Foot Raise. Great excitement was produced In Canon City shortly after 8 o’clock Tuesday* aight by a report from Park dale that a cloudburst had occored along the upper course of Currant creek and that a wall of water seven or eight feet in height was coming down the Arkansas. The fire alarm waa sowsded from the plant of the Colorado Light * Power company and people living in the low land adjacent to the river east of Ritxm&n’s cement block fiactv ry were notified of the im pending Mood, which was expected to reach hare about 10 o’clock. Although it was raining hard at the time hundreds of men, women • n<t children made their way to the river to see the expected rise in Its waters, Which, it was believed, would inundate the lower portions of the town. The First, Fourth and Ninth street bridges were crowded with humanity >cores of people remaining there for a couple of hours or more without' umbrellas or other speeial protection from the rain for the pur pose >f viewing the -wall of water” which was reputed to be coming down through the Royal Gorge carrying everything before It. Many people were so timid, and uncertain as to what the result would be, that they refuse! to venture on any of the bridge*, preferring to stay upon high ground where there was no danger of being washed away. All kinds of rumors were in the air in relation to the expected flood and there van a great deal of specula tion as to the damage it would do in the lower valley. One report had it that the bridge this side of Psrkdale had been wrecked and that the Den ver & Rio Grande railroad tracks In the Royal Gorge had been washed out for a distance of a mile or more. Another story that was given more or less credence w*as to the effect that the waterworks intake a couple of miles beyond the Hanging bridge had been put out of commission by the flood and that the pipe line connecting with the city reservoir was broken in two or three places. The flood, carrying on its crest a large quantity of driftwood, reached the Ninth street bridge about fifteen minutes after 10 o’clock, raising the water in the river about two feet, but without doing any damage, aud pass ed harmlessly down the stream to \os its force in (he distance. No in jury wahtever was done to the water works intake or pipe line, to any of the bridges across the river or to the railroad property. Fear was express ed on every hand that the railroad track in the Royal Gorge had suffered aud that traffic between Canon City and Stttlda and points west would be Interfered with in consequence for several days. Several freight trains were held here for a short time by the flood, but passenger traffic was not Interrupted. That there was no loss of life or property of any kind is a matter for congratulation. Mr. R. H. Johnson, of Denver, ar rived In Giles City Sunday and la the gueat of Mm Ethel l£ws of South tth ■tragi TWO GREAT SPECIAL OFFERS Don’t delay. Get at once that new Daily subscription for one year. NO TIME TO LOSE. It will count 2,600 extra votes besides the regular count of 1200. This makee 3700 rotes for one new Daily subscription only, if you mail it or bring it to this office not later than Monday night, July 24th. You know there te another big offer. It consists of special prizes which are two gold watches and a Winchester repeating carbine. One gold watch, and it’s a mag nificent one, will go to the lady In districts numbers 1, 2 and 3, who gets the largest amount of cash in on new subscriptions between Monday, July 17 and Monday night, July 31.. Another fine gold watch will be given to the lady In district* numbers 4 and 5, that turns in the greatest amount of money on new subscrip tions between Monday, July 17 and Monday, July 24th. The gentleman securing the largest amount of money on new subscrip DISTRICT XO. 1 Mrs. Margaret kltxaader 22,0Ji Mr. Jaeak J. Bnw> 2488 ■ln Btmacb Bell IMS Ira. Marie Crarea 47*8 ■in Era Flaaker f. 17M Mr. C. B. Pimm 2*42 ■r. 8. T. Hlgglaa «U 2 ■tea Lmla Llmi SMI ■r. Farter Lyaaa IUU Mn. I. HW laai SSM H. S. laMn IMS ■r. flaa. L. PriftM SMI ■r. 6h. 4. Praatiu SS.lt* DISTRICT XO. S ■ln Etna Dewteae, (IS 8. 9th. 1408 ■ln Frances Germain. Lincoln Park 1014 ■Ut Eftie Hunter. R. F. D. S. MM ■laa Tern Merrls, Sit Plnm MSS DISTRICT XO. t ■ Isa Esther Dnrnine. Fonrmlle i7#B Miss Mamie De Yol, B*o, Orchard 7SSS Miss Pearl Grarestork, 6SO X 2048 Miss Bessie Xorton, SIOB Franklin SMO One ol the Pianos Has Been Reserved lor|the!LadylWith the Highest. Vote in Districts No. 4 and S. district xo. 4. Miss Pearl Bogardes. Chandler 4744 Mrs. Stanley Haley, Rockrale 4ioo Miss Florence Jamison, Coal Creek *2(O Miss Mary VeiietU, Brookslde S7SS DISTRICT XO. i Miss Rose E. Dyer, Cotopaxi ? MM Miss Emma M. E. Howard. Howard IM4 Miss tda Mnehlhach. Coaldale **s2 Miss Mande Patton. Hllllsde FINE APPLES FROM OR CHARD OF ARTHUR EARL In the display window of the Record office may be seen some of the finest apples brought to Canon City this season. They are of the Red Astrlc an variety, two and a half inches in diameter and are perfect in coloring and flavor. They were grown b> Arthur L. Earl on his ranch In East Canon and are worth a good, round Vote Coupon Good For Two Votes When Neatly Cut out , Name and jA ddrees and District Proper• ly Filled in and Brought or Sent to the Contest Department of The Canon City Record The Record Automobile and Piano Contest For Address District This Coupon Must bo Doted on or Before Jutp SI >O. ±». tions between Monday, July 17 and Monday night, July 24th, will be given a Winchester repeating carbine. These prizes are in addition to the other big prizes and to win one of the watches or the rifle does not pre vent yuu from trying for the other regular prizes. Get that new yearly subscription at once., It will do TWO things NOH. It counts 2,500 extra votes if you ge in at once. Not later than next Monday. It will also be Included in the amount of cash on new subscriptions and boost along yonr chances and help you win one of the special prizes. There is double the opportunity for being rewarded for a little extia ef fort just at this time. If your friends have been waiting but intending to help yon, now is the greatest chance for them to assist yon since this contest began opera tions.. The next count will be made tonight (Wednesday night) and the result will appear In the issue of Thursday 1 price in the most exacting and dis ‘ criminating of markets. It is by pro .l ducing such splendid fruit as that brought to town by Mr. Earl this afl * ernoon that Cauou City horticulture t has made for Itself a reputation sec j ond to none in the Rocky Mountain . 1 region. » j Guy Foster came in from the ranch , Tuesday and after loading up with t supplies this morning he started back I ; again He says this is hts busy time.