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STATE IS RAPID Increase in Actual Cash Valuation of Property $15,- 000.000. Denver, Sept. 12—The actual cash valuation of all property in Colorado to $1,239,000,000. This is an increase of $15,000,000 over last year and in dicates the rapid growth of the state. The figures were returned yesterday by the assessors of Colorado to State Auditor Leddy and are one-third of these amounts because the assess ments are based on one-third of the actual value. Colorado, outside of Denver, shows an Increase of $5,000,- 000 in assessed valuation, but Asses sor Henry J. Arnold of this county de creased the assessment $0,000,000. This caused a decrease of $1,000,000 in the whole state. The actual as sessed valuation of the state last year was $414,885,700, as compared with $413,800,000 this year. Auditor M. A. Leddy, who is a mem ber of the state board of equalization, says the board probably will vote to increase Mr. Arnold's figures by 10 per cent. There are two Denver men and three state men on the board. “The other counties have shown in creases,” said Mr. Leddy, “and Den ver should bear Its burden. The state w”! suffer unless we collect at least as much as least year from Denver. We have hope ! that there would lie an Increase.” Mr. Leddy has estimated that t-he total assessed valuation of the state would reach $120,000,000. • The great est increases have be<»n made in the agricultural counties. The only de creases have been in the mining coun ties and In Denver, where Assessor Arnold employed a new system of as sessing. The state board of equali zation increased the assessments of the railroads and ot'ier coropratlons $2,000,000. The abstracts returned by the as sessors are In and the board of equal ization will meet In two weeks to review the abstracts and to hear com plaints. The railroads have nearly all entered protests against their assess ments. The board of equalization has the power to Increase the assessment In any county and to check returns made by the assessor. “We have found all taxable prop erty in fine condition In the state.” said Auditor Leddy. “Tlie valuation of the whole state is too conservative. Colorado is making tremendous growth. es|>eclallly In the ngrlcul aural counties. The Impetus given to mining will have Its effect in a few years.” HOW’S THIS? We offer One Hundred Do liars Re ward for any case of Catarrh that eannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business • transactions and financially able to carry out any obli gations made by his firm. WALDING, KINNAN & MARVIN, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken in ternally, acting directly upon the blood and mucus surfaces of the sys tem. Testimonials sent tree. Price 75 cents per bottle. Sold by all Drug gists. Take Hall’s Family Pills for con stipation. Ball It Through a Rooord Ad. DENVER LETTER Denver, Aug. 31. —The publication | of the sessions laws gave the first I opportunity of arriving at the appro- j priatiohs made by the last general assembly The total amount is $4,- i 576,945.05, which is over $76,000 above '■ any previous estimate. This does not | include the road and bridge fund, com- j monly t> rmed the Internal Improve ment fund. The officials have classi fied the appropriations as follows: Statutory $ 134,004.43 F'irst Class 1,692,307.85 Second Class 975,200.00 Third Class 800,400.00 1 Fourth Class 175,250.00 j Fifth Class 188,182.77 j Capitol Building 393,500.00 Special and Transfer fund 218,100.00 State Treasurer Kenehan estimates that the income for the period will be a little over two and one half mil lion, which will leave a shortage of almost two million dollars. Mr. Kenehan estimates that not more than 50 per cent of the third class will be paid and none of the fourth and fifth classes. The first difficulty In which the state, finds itself as a result of these over-appropriations arose during the past week when the federal govern ment notified the state board of stock inspection commissioners that it would not furnish stock inspectors for Colorado unless Colorado furnish ed an equal number with the gvern ment. The appropriation for these in spectors is in the fourth class and cannot be reached unless transferr ed to the first class, where It does not belong. The government officials say that If they withdraw their in spectors, all Colorado stock will have to be quarantined and dipped before being shipped out of the state. It is well to know that the item un der the heading “First Class” means MR. E. L. BOOTH AC CEPTS EASTERN POSITION The expert window-decorator for Baker & Biggs, Mr. E. L. Booth who, (luring his short stay in this city has s. own Canon City what an art win dow decoration really Is, will leave shortly for Indianapolis, Indiana, where he will have charge of the win dows and the sign card painting for Block's, a prominent dry goods firm of that city. Mr. Booth, during the recent con vention, the flower carnival, and on several other occasions, has dressed the windows of the Baker & Biggs in splendid shape and at all times has increased their attractiveness to a great extent. Mr. and Mrs. Booth have made many friends during their residence in Canon City and their departure will be accompanied with regret on the part of their many friends. HAVE PURCHASED THE DICKSON & HARDING STORE The firm of Rau & Emmerson of 301 Main street has purchased the Dick son & Harding stock of furniture in the Acme block and will shortly in augurate a big sale that cannot fall to be of Interest to those that con template buying household furnish ings of any kind. It succeeded in ac quiring this splendid stock at a figure that will enable It to sell goods at factory prices, consequently a feast is in store for the bargain-seeking pub lic. Temporarily, at least, Rau & Em merson will conduct two places of business; one at 301 Main street and the other at 722 Main street. An nouncement of their forthcoming slaughter sale will be made In a dis play advertisement In this paper on Tuesday of next week. HALF A DOLLAR WORTH $15,000. Chicago, Aug. 31.—An 1853 half dollar which was recently taken In payment of fare by the conductor of a South Side street car Is said by ex perts, in rare coins attending the an nual convention of the American Nu mismatic association to be the most valuable single coin In the collection now on exhibition In connection with the meeting. It is in the collection of H. O. Granberg of Oshkosh, Wla., and Is said to Tallied at $15,000. CAJfON CITY RECORD. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1»11. pay-roll and incidental expenses of employees. This item is a little over twice as large as the same item under Governor Butchel, three years ago. Had Governor Shafroth not doubled his pay-roll many of the appropria tions that are really needed could be paid. Last week Secretary Patek of the Immigration Board was compelled to notify all the counties that there would probably be very little avail able cash for the board this period. The fact that State Oil Inspector Claude Street is maintaining his po sition and demanding that he be paid the same salary as he was paid last year even though the last assembly changed the salary, is causing no end of comment in political circles. The position has always been on a com mission basis, and paid from six to nine thousand dollars a year. The last legislature amended the law to SI6OO a year and provided that the I rest of the fund should be turned in to the general incidental account. The senate failed to confirm Mr. Street’s reappointment by Governor Shafroth and now Street takes the position that he is holding over and is entitled to the salary under which he was first appointed. The law previously pro vided that the oil inspector should i keep all the fees. Mr. Street is con tinuing In this practice. He apparently has the support of Governor Shafroth In his claim for the old salary. At torneys say that. If Governor Sha froth wanted to save to the state the difference between the comission and the legal salary all he need do would be to discharge the oil Inspector and then reappoint him under the new law. Mr Street is one of the principal leaders in the reform movement for economy, but wants it practiced by the other fellow. POPULAR YOUNG MAN GETS DESERVED PROMOTION It will be gratifying to the ma:.y | friends of R. J Morse of Portland in this city to learn that he ha? been advanced to the position of assistant general manager .;f the Colorado Portland Cement company at a sub stantial increase in salary. Mr. Morse has been secretary of the company for six years and the splendid character of his work in that capacity has won the recognition that comes from ser vice well performed. On Thursday of this week Mr. Morse received notice from Whitney Newton, vice president and general manager of the company, that he had been promoted to the of fice alluded to and that the appoint ment was effective at once. He will retain his present duties with head quarters at Portland until next spring when he will remove to Denver and enter upon a wider flel l of useful ness. Mr. Morse Is a capable, courteous young man with more than ordinary executive capacity and bis numerous friends in this county unite In con gratulating him on his good fortune. Mr. Morse is a son-in-law of Sam Higgins of this city. OPEN SEASON FOR DOVE SHOOTING CLOSED THURSDAY The open season for dove shooting in this state nt all places where the altitude is less than 7,000 feet, which began August Ist, closed nt 12 o’clock Thursday night and the killing of such birds for any purpose whatso ever is now unlawful. The open sea son for shooting doves at the altitude of 7,000 feet and over Is from July tenth to August tenth of each year. The open season for shooting deer having horns, under the amended game laws of Colorado, lasts from October first to October sixth of each year. CASTOR IA tax Infanta and Children. Tfea KM Yn Han Always Bought CANON CITY SECURES MEET Word was received over the wires at the Ftecord office from Colorado Springs this merning that the an nual conference of the Methodist church would be held here next year. A special committee representing the First Methodist churcn and the bus iness men’s association went to Col orado Springs on an early train this morning, where the conference is in session, for the purpose of securing if for this city and the success of its efforts in landing the prize is a matter for general congratulation. Confer ence, which will be held during the latter part of August, will bring be tween two hundred and fifty and three hundred delegates and visitors here, and, among them, will be representa tives from every section of the state. The coming of the 1912 conference is another step towards the attainment of Canon City’s ambition to become a convention town. JUDGE COOPERS MATRIMONIAL BUREAU RUNNING OVERTIME While Judge Cooper of the county court cannot he charged with poach ing on the prerogatives of (he minis terial office he is developing a favor itism among the seekers of the mat rimonial estate that bids fair to de prive the local clergy of a consider able part of the marrying business, which they have hitherto regarded as distinctly their own. When judicial matters are dull His Honor finds the ' !-rnand for his services as a solemn | izer of weddings, which Is sort of a side issue with him, unusually brisk > and he is always ready to officiate in that pleasing way that is the basis of his growing popularity in that spe cial line of work. In some of the older sections of the country it was frmerly the custom of the magistrate after marrying a couple to kiss the bride, hut it is understood Judge Cooper does not insist on his privilege. This morn ing Judge Cooper “tie I” three couples, which broke all of his previous rec ords as a contributor to connubial blessedness for the same length of ’ime. The happy petitioners wore iiovanni B. Trabucco and Maria Goettina of Rockvale; Thomas Coupe of Williamsburg and Irene Lewis of Haileyville, Oklahoma, and Juan Montoya and Seaaonita Gonzales of Canon City. THEY SEEM TO HAVE ENJOYED CANON CITY Denver, Colo., Sept. 2, 1911. Mr. Guy U. Hardy, Publlnher Canon City Record, Canon City, Colorado. My Dear Brother Knight: I deal re to expreaa to you on be half of the Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias, Colorado Brigade, my staff officers and myself, our alncerc thanks for the kindness extended to us by your paper, as well ns the other pub lications In your city, and we feel that we have been accorded every possible kindness within your con trol and we thank you from the bot tom of our hearts and assure you that we will long cherish the sweet memo ries of Camp Wolbert, the 17th En campment of the Colorado Brigade, and the friends we met nnd treatment we received. loyally yours, EDWIN N. BURDICK, Brigadier General, Commanding Colorado Brigade, Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythlaa. C. J. HBNDERSHOTT, Asst. AdJ. General. WILL BE NO END OF AMUSE MENT AT THE COUNTY FAIR ! Think of what you can see for fifty cents any day at the Fremont county fair. We’ll sum it up for you and put the figures low. ' Bronco "busting," worth at least fifty cents of any man’s money. Hiding the wild bull, worth fifty cents. Wild horse races, worth fifty cents. Relay races, worth fifty tents. Half a dozen or more trotting, pacing and running races, with some of the best horses In the state In the contest, worth at least fifty cents each; making altogether three dol lars. In short you get a total of five dollars* worth of fun from the track events, to say nothing of the satis faction you get from an inspection of the displays In the exhibition halls, which are worth much more. Roughly computed you get ten dollars’ worth of good high-class entertainment by the expenditure of that little, old fifty cent piece for a ticket of admission to the grounds. You couldn’t very well ask more for your money. We all like bargains. Did you ever get more than twenty times your money’s worth on any kind of an investment? We’ll do better than that. We’ll just throw In some novelty races and i "odds and ends" of other good stuff J that are alone worth the money. You want to see all of this. If you haven’t got the money borrow it for you can’t afford to miss a single day of the fair. GWLADYS JONES AND GEO. BURNES WED IN CANON CITY Stealing a march on their friends | in this city, George W. Burnes and | Miss Gwladys Jones, a popular young j couple, went to Canon City a few day* I ago where they were married by the ’ Rev. T. P. Stafford, pastor of the First ; Baptist church of that place. The plan of the young couple to ! avoid suspicion of friends worked well | and it was a great surprise to their ' friends here, when tin; news of their ! marriage leaked out yesterday. Mrs. Burnes, nee Mi*-* Jones, has llv- ! ed in this city for the last JO years j and Is one of the most popular young . ladies of the district. She has held * positions under several political ad- ' ministrations !n this city, being cm- • ployed In the county assessor’s office. ■ Mr. Burnes has resided in Cripple Creek since February. He came here j from Rochester, N. Y., his old home. | Since coming here Mr. Burnes has been connected with the Allied IJne*. working as car accountant at the Mid land Terminal depot. He la a young man and held in high esteem by rail way officials because of his ability in railroad lines. Mr. and Mrs. Burnes will make their home in this city. They are now stopping at the Imperial hotel until a home Is selected.—Cripple Creek Times. STICKERS ON ADORESS SIDE OF LETTERS MUST STOP Instructions which mean that the Red Cross and similar organizations, as well as business firms of all kinds, will have to cease affixing advertis ing stamps and "stickers" to the ad dress side of letters have been sent out by the authorities at Washington to all postmaster* of the country. The circular reads: "No adhesive stamps, or imitations of stamps, of any form or design whatever, other than lawful pontage stamps, shall be affixed to the address side of domestic mail matter, but such adhesive stamps, provided they do not in form nnd design resemble lawful iwstnge stamps nnd do not bear num erals, may be affixed to the reverse side of domestic mall matter. "All domestic mall matter bearing on the address side, adhesive- stamps or Imitations of stamps, other than lawful postage stamps, will he re turned to the sender, If known, other wise they will be forwarded to the division of dead letters." Miss Bessie Yard Is home from a very pleasant vacation **>f a month’s duration spent at Lot Angeles, Col ten and other places In southern Cal ifornia. PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPENED. AUSPICIOUSLY THIS MORNING The Canon City public schools op ened this morning with flattering prospects for a successful year’s work. All of the thirty-tw-o teachers j were present and the enrollment of pupils was In excess of the registra tion at the commencement of the first semester last year. More than one j hundred and fifty students reported j to Prof. Sherwood at the high schooM I this morning, which 1b the j number ever enrolled at that institu tion, so early in the term. The new high school teachers this • year are Ralph D. Hardin of Creston, ’ Iowa; George of Bangor, Maine; Miss Grace E. Russell of Storm Lake, lowa, and Miss Inez Byers of Denver. Other new Instructors are W. H. Ray of Waukcn, lowa, super intendent of the grade schools, Mlsa Grace D. Bates of East Orange, New Jersey, teacher of poyslcal culture. Miss Elea Mix of Cedar Falls, lowa, principal of the Washington school. Miss Eva B. Nichols of Eureka, Kans as, Miss Eleanor B. Hoyme of Wash i ington, D. C.. Mis* Velma K. Rodefer < f Boulder, and Miss Henrietta Car j son of Avada. Colorado. * The teachers and their assignments (are as follows: High school. Prof. O. C. Sherwod. principal; Miss J. Q\Ci lio Kahn, assistant principal; Ralph B. Hardin, instructor in biology and physiography and commandant of cadet corps; George I/ongee, physics nod chemistry; Miss Myrtle B. Raymond, mathematics; Mies ljn\n E. Slaughter, 1-atln; Miss Grace B. Russell. English; Mis* Inez Byers, history. W. 11. Ray. superintendent of the ward schools; Tom G. Taylor, In structor In music; Miss Ethel Anilck. Instructor In drawing; Mlm Grice D. Bates. Instructor in physical culture. Washington school. Miss Elsa Mix, principal; Miss Lena Nelson; Ed ith Cooke. Mlsa Eva H. Nichols. Mies Eleanor B llayroe. Miss Myrtle Boyle, Miss Mate Flnlee. Mis- Mrs. L E. McOorkle, M<sa Katherine McConnell. LJnrolfi school. Miss Myrtle Song er principal: Miss Wlms K. Rodfer, Miss Edna Terry, Mias May Taylor, Mrs Minnie C. Merrlam, Miss Ger trude Conner, Miss Mabel V. Seelye, Harrison school. Miss Cynthia Mc- Gowan. principal; Mt«s Nannie Glbba. Miss Mlrriam Henson. Jefferson school. Miss Ruth Darl ing principal; Miss Henrietta Carson. Park Center school. Miss Ruth Swan. TRIPLE HEADER FURNISHED ATTRACTION LABOR DAY Everything was base ball at the Athletic grounds yesterday. In the morning the Eplscopallsifff and the Christians plsyed s splendid hair-rais ing gsme which the Bishops to 1. Ballinger and Turner were the opposing battery. The Gold labels from the camps covered themselves with more glory yesterday when they defeated the All-Stars. 11 to 6. Rundahl started the game for Canon City and whea the score wss eleven *o six, Ballinger was substituted and held Work Wil liam’s men down to one hit and a# rune. The and the Fnts who happen ed to he all leana except for Sam Rash, battled after the big game of the afternoon and the Fats, with Sam Bssh, defeated the Slim Jims by the highly Interesting acore of 16 to 16. A number of nutomoblllsts will make the trip to Colorado Springs Sunday. N. 0. Flgley, V. C. Davenport and two car* from Howard will go, and perhaps others will Join In the the tour. They will make the trip vis* Canon City nnd roturn through the South Park country. Mr. Davenport will leave the party at tho Springe and go on to Denver to attend a meet ing of the eecretnrles of the State Highway Commission, which meets In that city next week. Every county In the etate will be represented at this meeting, which Is for the purpose of outlining expenses by the Rocky Mountain Highway commission for next year.—Sal Ida Mali.