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AWAR CONTRACT
FOR SOUTH CANON
WATER SYSTEM
J. H. Gordon, of Pueblo, to Lay the
Water Mains for the New
System.
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At a special meeting of the South
Canon city council this morning '
contract was awarded to J. R. Gordon
«f Pueblo for the purchase and instal
lation of the mains and pipe lines for
the proposed water system on the
south side on a bid of $22, n SO. Mr.
Gordon, under the terms of the agree
ment, takes the entire $25,000 issue
of bonds at five per cent, par value,
paying back into the city treasury the
$2,950 after deducting the amount due
him for putting in the system.
There is approximately four miles of
water mains to be laid in the streets;
tfce largest of which will be eight
inches in diameter. Under the provis
ions of the contract Mr. Gordon must
begin work in thirty days and prose
cute the undertaking with all possi
ble dispatch. Mr. Gordon assures the
council that he will be able to com
plete the enterprise in sixty days, in
which event the people of South Can
on should have city water In their
homes by the middle of January.
The bonds run for a period of fif
teen years and will bear Interest at
the rate of five per cent per annum
until paid. Mr. Gordon’s bid was a
thousand dollars less than the en
gineer’s estimate and in closing the
contract with him on so favorable a
basis the members of the council have
reason to felicitate themselves on
their good fortune. Mr. Gordon, who
was present at the meeting this morn
ing, left for Pueblo at noon to arrange
for the purchase of the necessary
pipe and other material. The tools
and machinery which Mr. Gordon has
been using for some time past In the
Grand valley in the construction of an
irrigation system will be brought here
for trenching purposes.
SENATOR JEFF DAVIS
PASSES THROUGH CANON
United States Senator Jeff Davis,
and wife, of Arkansas, passed
through Canon City on Denver
and Rio Grande, train No. 1
this afternoon on their way to
California and the Pacific- coast gen
erally on a wedding trip. Ex-Gover
nor Peabody, H. S. Maddox, Frank
L. Hemphill and W. E. Spencer, the
latter of whom was formerly a con
stituent of the Senator’s, met them
at the railroad station and endeav
ored to persuade them to stop ofT
here until the arrival of west bound
train No. 7 this evening and make
the trip to the top of the Royal
Gorge. Their Pullman reservation,
lad been made through to San Fran
cisco and they were unable to com
ply with the invitation, and they ex
pressed regret that they could not
d? ro. O- Onrjc
antly on ;>olitieal matters with those
who went to the train to meet him.
Senator and Mrs. r "is will return
borne byway of the southern route.
APPPOINTED CHIEF
MUSTERING OFFICER
J. S. Bowlby, adjutant of Green
wood Post, No. 10 G. A. R.. has been
appointed to the position of chief
mustering officer on the staff of
Dexter T. Sapp, of Gunnsion, com
mander of the Department of Colora
do and Wyoming. While the office is
without financial compensation, an
ftonor of which any veteran of the
Civil war may be proud. Commander
Sapp made no mistake In selecting
Comrade Bowlby for the place.
The Canon City Transfer, Coal and
Storage Company will sell at auc
tion, Saturday, October, 28, 1911, for
storage charges, at 230 Main Street,
the following goods belonging to H
S. Bclbralth: table linens, bedding,
lace curtains, wearing apparel, pic
tures, bric-a-brac, glassware, silver
ware. dishes, toilet articles, books,
and other articles too numerous to
mention. Don’t miss this sale. These
goods mast go. Bale starting at 1 p.
m. sharp.
CHANGES MADE IN RULES
GOVERNING FOOTBALL
1. On an incompleted forward
! pass, the ball to be brought back to
the point of the preceding down and
a penalty of a down inflicted,
j 2 Any forward pass which is made
from behind the goal line and which
is not fully completed will be ruled
a safety, irrespective of the down,
j 3. If on any play the ball strikes
an official it shall continue to be in
Play.
j 4. The man carrying the ball can
i not be helped by any other player of
his team, and any man who, acci
! dentally or not, places a hand on the
J runner to assist him, shall have the
I penalty imposed upon him.
| 5. There shall be two minutes’
intermission between the first and
second and the third and fourth
’ periods, during which time no player
shall leave the field.
1 Above mentioned are the most im
portant changes in the football rules
this year, and every coach, player and
official should make note of these al
terations In order to avoid disputes
!or wrangles, so unpleasant to spec
tators.
Two of these changes were adopted
at a meeting of the coaches, players,
and officials held in New York City
! a couple of weeks ago, at which Wal
! ter Camp presided, and there is every
reason to believe the alterations will
be adopted in other sections of the
• country- Both appear to be for the
j betterment of the game and are easy
1 to interpret
j The eastern body drew up a reso-
I lution which reads that any forward
| paas which is made from behind the
goal line and which la not completed
■hal! count as a safety against the
offending team, Irrespective of the
down. The former ruling called for
a safety only on the third down, but
there were few of these made, be
cause a clever field general or a
, heady captain never would take a
chance with forward under the
shadows of his own goal posts.
I The other Important amendment
adopted In the east relates to a ball
striking an official. Under the old
ruling, when the oval struck an
official It was declared dead on the
spot, hut this season the ball shall
remain in play regardless of the fact
of its striking one of the arbiters,
i It will he remembered Minnesota
scored a touchdown against Michigan
last fall In the first quarter of the
game when the hall struck Umpire
Hlnckey after a blocked kick. The
oval was picked up by one of the
Gopher players, who planted it under
the posts. Referee Hackett ruled the
hall struck Hinckey and wan dead on
the spot If this year’s ruling had
been In effect at that time, the result
of this stubbornly fought game,
which resulted In a 6 to 0 victory for
Michigan, might have been the re
verse.
If the eastern interpretation In re
gard to assisting the man with the
(Mil is rigidly enforced, players will
have to he careful about touching
the runner. In other seasons officials
were Instructed to discriminate be
tween accidental and deliberate help
ing of the runner, but at the eastern
meeting a ruling was adopted that
the side In possession of the ball
| shall he penalized If any member of
! the offensive team even touches the
runner.
roaches Like New Rules.
Expressions of keen satisfaction
over the rules ami the outlook of
good football were the keynotes of
the meeting in the eastern metrop
olis. Mentors of the leading eastern
colleges asserted the present rules.
If thoroughly learned and rlglly en
forced by officials, will place the
great college game on the name plane
of Interest as It was when the code
was changed so drastically in the
winter of 1905-08.
With every team of football im
portance in hard training and taking
Into consideration the matches which
were played laat week, one cannot
help but appreciate the efforts of the
coachea who devise strategic ground
gaining plays under the strict limita
tion* of the changed rules. The team
play and individual efforts will show
still greater progreee along the lines
CANON CITY RECORD. THURSDAY, OCTOBER It. ltll.
of deceptive movements which will
tend to put the defensive team in m
awkward position for meeting what
will be the ultimate opening up of
the different plays.
One of the new problems which
the coaches will endeavor to solve
this season will be how to conserve
the energies of the four men upon
whom almost solely is placed the
burden of carrying the hall, for it is
quick and active defense necessary
in these days of forward paseinj.
on side kicking and the shifting o.’
tackles, guards, or ends for quick
assaults.
FRUITMERE AND FOUR MILE
Mrs. Walker, of Cripple Creek, spent
Sunday on her ranch on Central
street tending to some business mat
ters.
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Mr. R. X. Gage has recently pur
chased a horse from Mr. Davis Hail
of Hardscrabble.
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Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ahart, of Sou’ll
Canon, are spending a few days with
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Newell during ap
ple picking and packing.
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Mr. N. C. Cation, of East Main
street, went to Humbolt, Kansas, last
week to be at the bedside of a sick
brother. Mr. Cation found hia brother
much better than he anticipated and
will leave Humbolt the last of this
week for Peoria, 111., *where he ex
pects to visit for a short lime with
his son and brother of that city.
The East Canon division of the
Methodist Ladles’ Aid Society gave
an Ice cream and cake social at the
Robison residence on Cyanide avenue
Friday evening. A goodly number of
people spent a very pleasant even
ing. In-door ana out-door games
were played until a late hour. An ice
cream and cake supper was served.
Some of the ladies brought home
made candies which sold very readily.
It was said by all present that the
evening was a great success.
vt—m—*
Mr. and Mrs. Cha*. Orwig and Mr.
Orwlg’s mother, of Victor, spent Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. L* W. Thayer
’ of Dozier avenue.
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Mr. J. T. Wilson, of Cyanide avenue,
started for Hutchinson, Kansas.
Monday to dispose of a carload of
apples.
41
Mr. Ghent, the father of Mrs. Jaa
Curtis of Cyanide avenue celebrated
the 84th anniversary of his birth the
ith of October.
I»—*
Mr. and Mrs. Mattoon of Cyanide
avenue have been having quite %
serious time with la grippe. They are
much better at present, which we are
all glad to note.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernhart, Mr. and Mrs.
Gage and Mr. Curtis each took a load
of apples to Colorado Springs this
week.
Mr. Meriam Hall, of Four Mile, ’■
considering himself more lucky than
, some of the hunters. He succeeded
in getting a deer In the vicinity of
Black Mountain.
$100 REWARD, $100.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that ihere is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure in all its stages and
: that Is Catarrh. Hall’.: Catarrh Cure is
the only positive cure now known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a
constitutional disease, requires a con
stitutional treatment. Hall’s Catarrh
Cure Is taken Internally, acting di
rectly upon the blood and mucous
{ surfaces of the system, thereby des- (
troying the foundation of the disease,
j and giving the patient strength by
building up the constitution and as
sisting nature in doing its work. The
proprietors have so much faith In ita
curative powers that they offer One
Hundred Dollars for any case that It
falls to cure. Bend for list of taatl
| rnonlals.
Address F. J. CHENEY ft CO„
Toledo, O.
Sold by all Druggists, 76c.
Taka Hall’s Family Pills tor con
stipation.
Children Or w
FOR FLETCNErS
CABTORIA
SECRETARY MADDOX’ SPEECH
AT PUEBLO TUESDAY NIGHT
Secretary Maddox of the Canon City
Business Men's association was pres
ent at the banquet given by the Pu
eblo Commerce club at the Hotel Vail
last Tuesday night complimentary to
the commercial executives of Colo
rado and was one of the post prandial
speakers. He was Introduced by
Toastmaster Jenkins as the “orner
iest” commercial secretary; an accu
sation to which he pleaded guilty.
Mr. Maddox is quoted by the Star-
Journal as saying:
“We do not care to brag too much
about what Canon City is doing but
wish to recall to your minds the fact
that Pueblo is constantly sending peo
ple to Canon City. All the good ones
in Pueblo have not come to us yet,
and for this the people of Pueblo can
be thankful.
“I was talking to Gov. Martin in
Denver yesterday, I mean Gov. Sha
froth, (a laugh followed the inten
ticnal error in narcos;, and he told
me the good roads appropriation
would surely be paid. At Canon City
we are hoping it will, but we are not
waiting for anything to help us out
up there. We are getting things for
ourselves. We have Just got a conces
sion from all railroads passing
through Canon City to the effect that
any ticket will be granted five days’
stopover in Canon City. Coming or
going through Canon City now on
any ticket you can have the privilege
of stopping five days In our beauti
ful city and viewing the grandest
scenery In the Rocky Mountains.
“We have also secured a reduction
of railroad freight rates on vegetables
and fruit of 25 cents per hundred
pounds. This will save the farmers
$25,000 during the year of 1911 and
every succeeding year. Wo are ship
ping fruit and vegetables to Texas
and Missouri this year largely on ac
count of the cheaper freight rates.
We took several thousand people to
the top of the Royal Gorge thlf seas
on. We have built good roads about
Canon City and we know Just what
they are worth. I hope the rest of the
state will soon come to a realisation
of the importance of good roads."
JAMES C. DAHLMAN, “COWBOY"
MAYOR OF OMAHA, “THROWS
THE LARIAT.”
Mayor Jas. C. Dahiman is of an In
teresting and Impressive personality.
Starting his career is a cowboy, he
is at present Mayor of Omaha, anl
has the following record to his cred
it; Sheriff of Dawes Co., Neb., thrc**
terms; Mayor of Chadron, two terms;
Democratic Natl Committeeman,
eight years; Mayor of Omaha, six
years, and in 1910 Candidate for Gov
ernor of Nebraska. Writing to Foley
& Co., Chicago, he says: “I have
taken Foley Kidney Pills and they
have given me a great deal of relief
so I cheerfully recommend them."
Yours truly, (signed.)
JAMES C. DAHLMAN.
For Sale by all Druggists.
WARDEN O’NEILL AND PARTY
IN CANON CITY
Warden and Mrs. Felix O’Neill and
son. Leo, and Mrs. Tierney, wife of
the deputy warden, and little daugh
ter drove down to Canon from Bue
na Vista In the O’Neill car Sunday
to visit the Misses Mac and Hazel
O’Neill who are students at Mt. St.
Scholnsllcu’s Academy. The warden
stated that never before had they ex
perienced such wind as they struck
after they bad dropped down ofT the
range Into the valley. The bad
roadway in Copper Gulch made pro
gress quite difficult, although they
made the Journey In fairly good time.
The party departed this afternoon
for home byway of Colorado
Springs.
TAKE TOUR COMMON COLDS
SERIOUSLY.
Common colds, severe and frequent,
lay the foundation of chronic diseas
ed conditions of the rose and throa:,
and may develop Into bronchitis,
pneumonia, ard consumption. For ail
coughs and colds In children and In
grown persons, take Foley's Honey
and Tar Compound. It eures and re
lievos. Use no aajMtttntes. The genu
ine In a yellow package always.—For
Sals by all Draggle*.
TOWANS ASK RELEASE OF
MAN IN PEN FOR MURDER:
To persuade the board of pardons
to act in behalf of Sherman W. Mor
ris, alias Frank Shercliff, now serving
a sentence of from twenty to twenty
five years in the Canon City peniten- j
tiary for murder of a saloonkeeper •
named Welch In Leadville in 1903,'
Mrs. Floy McCready Bullard came to j
Denver from Des Moines, lowa, yes- |
terday. With her was B. W. Garrett. r
clerk of the lowa supreme court and
formerly a member of the state par
don board.
They both declared that Morris was
thoroughly reformed. It was while
Garrett was serving upon the board
of pardons in lowa that Morris was
liberated and finally discharged.
Morris was sentenced and served
part of a seventeen-year term for
an SIB,OOO diamond rubbery- After
his liberation, he claims that he gave
evidence during a reform wave
against Tom Dennison, the Omaha
politician, and that this aroused the
auger of Dennison Morris further al
leges that through Dennison's efforts
he was railroaded to the penlteutiory
i for the Welch murder.
The board of pardorfs continued
the hearing of Morris’ case, as it
did all the other cases at yester- j
day’s session, with the exception of
I that of Joseph Ruddell, who is serv- j
Inga ten year sentence for robbery
and receiving stolen goods In Denver j
Alfred Crebbin, the British vice- j
consul, appeared in Ruddell's behalf,
but the board denied the pardon.
Mrs. Moon, the mother of Zer*
Moon, and Mrs. Ausmus, wife of John (
Ausmua. the men who were convicted [
of the murder of Robert B. McDowell j
In Morgan county, appeared before
the board on behalf of their relatives.
D. T. Robertson, a former minister
of Longmont, claimed that McDowell
was still living and that there were
three witnesses who had seen him af
ter the bones which were presumed
to be his. and which were Introduced •
at the trial aa evidence of hts death. |
were uncovered.—Rocky Mountain
New*.
DR. ELLIS RENEWS
OLD ACQUAINTANCE HERE
Dr. and Mrs. Alston Ellin stopped
off Wednesday from a western trip.
For eight years previous to 1890,
while president of the Agricultural
College at Fort Collins, It Is remem
bered he made frequent visits to
Canon City In the Interest of educa
tion, aroiming much enthusiasm by
his eloquence in favor of industrial
education In particular. Throughout
these visits a number of the young
people of the county, who are now
filling important positions In life, at
tended and graduated at that insti
tution. After leaving Colorado he re
turned to his old home In Ohio, re
taining. however, his property at
Fort Collins.
He was offered the presidency of
the state University of Ohio, which
he at first declined—a year later by
the urgent solicitations of the gov
eronr, his old friend, b# accepted,
when the future of Its university
b>oked anything but encouraging,
haring but 220 students and a small
corps of professors and assistants,
and an Income of only $32,000. He at.
once, with his Indomitable energy,
brought about a cumulative change.
The faculty now numbers seventy
five Instructors and 1587 students.
It has an annual Income of about a
quarter of a million dollars, n mag
nificent sum, devoted wisely to per
petuating the prosperity of that great
state.
He was glad to hear that Colorado
has embarked upon a liberal policy
toward each of Ita most worthy insti
tutions of higher learning.
The Doctor and Mrs. Ellis express
ed great gratification over the evi
dences of progress In Canon City
and all of Colorado and a wish that
some day in the near future for a
longer stay to enable them to meet
all former friends, and to take in the
scenic feature of our county, made
available through the wise policy
of making "good roads."
Children Ory
FOR FLETCNCrt
CASTOR I A
CANON LOST
TO CRIPPLE
| Canon City high school lost the
first football game of the season to
j Cripple Creek high school last Sat
urday afternoon by the score of
j 10. The game was mostly old style
football, though the forward pass was
used several times by both teams
but with little success to either.
The Cripple Creek boys out-weigh
ed the local lads about twelve
pounda to the man but the fact that
the game was played on the Canon
grounds. In the main, evened the
chances of victory. In offensive play
second quarter but failed to kick
goal. In the same , quarter Captain
Rundahl kicked a pretty drop kick
from bis opponents’ 25-yard line.
The score at the first half was sto
3 In favor of Cripple Creek.
A fake Prlncton came near netting .
the local boys a touch down In the
latter part of the second quarter but
the ball was lost on down on Crip
ple Creek’s ten-yard line. In the last
| quarter Cripple Creek scored anoth
er touch down but again faffed to
kick goal. This ended the scoring.
Hlssong and O'Brien played tho
best game for Cripple Creek
, Capt. Rundahl, Sari era and Tajlor
starred for Canon. The game was
marked by an absence of disputes
and wrangling and from the specta
tors point of view, was one of the
cleanest demonstrations of gentle
and In handling the ball and running
back pants. Canon showed the better
form. Cripple Creek was strong on
the defense and by panting frequent
ly was able to keep the ball In Can- M
on’s territory the greater part of the
time.
By a series of off tackle backs and
short end rune the boys from the * %
district scored s touch down £ the
manly sport that was ever seen hern
At the beginning of the game the
Une-np wee as follows: 4
Cripple Creek Canon City
Drew |. a. J.Ragadale
Ford 1. L Taylor
Willis 1. g. KaUleh
Tblede center Christie
Gaffney r. g Wright
Reed Capt. .... r. e. Nesbet
Blackwood ... r. e. ... .McKlnstry
O'Brien q. b. ..Rundahl Capt.
Hiaaong I. h .. P Ragadal*
Clrrke r. h Barters
Roach f. b Wilson s
Officials • Referee and umpire—
O'Brien and Stearns.
Time-keeper*. Remington and *
Sherwood.
Head Linesman.—Lloyd.
Field Judge—Acker.
HORSE DROWNS WHILE REINS
DRIVEN ACROSS THE RIVER
R. D. McClelland .ml son.
had an experience while crossing the
Arkannaa river a mile or eo below
town laat Thursday that nearly re
autted In both of them being drown
ed In attempting to ford the at ream
with a team and wagon while going
I over to Mr. McClelland’a ranch to
I cut some corn the hone* were ewept
off their feet by the current and tha
wagon overturned, compelling Ita oc
cupant. to Jump Into the watar from
which It wai with great dlfflcutly
they made their way to the bank. y
The water waa much deeper than
Mr. McClelland had anticipated and
the wagon bed floated away, but waa
Anally stranded on a sandbar m*
hundred yard* or ao down the river.
It wan at flrat reported that Mr. Mc-
Clelland and aon had loat their liven,
but thle proved to be a 'mistake, al
though the adventure came near ter
minating fatally for both of thern^
Pears are entertained that General,
Irving Hale, who waa stricken with' 1 '
appoplexy In Denver on September
twentieth, may not regain hla full ’’
speech. He has been conscloue of
hie surrounding* for a week, but bln
convalescence la very alow. Hla ul
timate recovery la anticipated, al
though he la yet unable to talk. It
Is hoped by the attending phyalclani
that aa the peralyala la slowly dig.
appearing that eventually Us epee*
will be restored.

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