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And The Paonia Newspaper
VOL. 8
Christmas Cantata
Great Success
The Cantata rendered Christ
mas the Congregational
and Christian choirs under the di
rection of Ray F. Coyle was a de
cided success and a rare musical
treat for all who had the privilege
of hearing it. Every seat in the
large auditorium of the Christian
church was taken, and the most
reverent attention was paid
throughout the entire service.
Besides the Cantata, which was
of course the leading feature of
the evening, there was an impres
sive devotional service conducted
by the ministers, and three musi -
cal numbers, two solos and a quar
tette. all of which were exception
ally prepared and rendered.
The two solos, the baritone solo,
"The Birthday of a King” by Mr.
Coyle, and the contralto so'o,
"Oh Holy Night" by Mrs. Mabel
Ault Cady, with violin obligato,
were, from a musical standpoint,
probably the most remarkable
members of the evening There
is no doubt that we have in our
little village some of the best
musical talent on the Western
Slope, if not in the state of Colo
Mrs. McMillan at the pipe or
gan, brought out the very best
there was in it, as she always docs,
regardless of the fact that she
had had only one rehearsal of the
music, as Mr. Shalleflbcrgcr, who
was to have been the accompanist
w as called east by a message Sun
day morning
In tact this was one of those
soul-inspiring musical treats which
benefit not only the churches giv
ing them, but the entire comunity.
May we have more of them.
Big Hunting Contest
A Big Side Hunt is to be pulled
off in this village and vicinity
New Year's Day. All business
men and clerks, and any other
man who is intensely interested
is eligible.
J H Miller and E. H. Robin
son arc heading the two sides.
The rules are as follows:
Rule I—This hunt is to take
place January 1, 1912
Rule ll—Hunting hours shall
be from 6 a. m to 7 p m.
Rule lll—Each sidr shall con
sist of an equal number of men,
the number to be determined by
the captains.
Rule IV—All game counting in
this contest must be game in sea
son, killed within the hours of
the day specified by the members
of this party, and any member
found getting or buying game in
manner and at time otherwise
than specified shall be fined $5 00
Rule V The side securing the
fewest number of points, accord
ing to the following score card
shall banquet the winning side
within the week following the
Rabbits (Cotton Tails) 5 points
(Jacks) 25
Coyotes 50
Ducks 10
Geese 26
Bob Cats 50
Gray Squirrels 5
Weasels 15
Minks 25
Muskrats 5
Hawks 5
Wolves 75
Bears 500
M. D. Vincent, C. M. Stone and
W. T. Bacijer have been appoint
ed judges.
Prize offered for the man, on
either side, who scores the most
points, a 12 ounce Hunting Coat,
donated by The Emry Shoe &
Clothing Co.
Consummation of New
Deal for Western Slope
It is persistently- rumored that
within the next few days, the fi
nal arrangements will be made
whereby Western Slope Fruit
Growers' association of Palisade
and the Grand Valley Fruit and
Produce company ot Grand Junc
tion will consolidate under the
name of the Western Slope Fruit
Growers' association. The organ
ization will immediately go into
Clifton and Fruita and between
this date aud spring probably in
vade Delta county and make ar
rangements for handling a part of
that county's products. The com
bination ot these two associations
is one of the most significent
moves in the fruit deal of Westein
Colorado that has occurcd for
some time.
Prominent officials and direc
tors of the two companies met
yesterday in Grand Junctions and
conferred for several hours. After
an all afternoon discussion which
was continued into the evening,
one of the gentlemen made the
following statement:
“I have every reason to believe
that these two associations will
get together. In fact they are to
gether, practically now in every
thing except the details. We feet
that the growers, not only of the
Grand Valley but of the entire
Western Slope, will welcome our
advent into business as one con
cern Both the Grand Valley and
the Western Slope companies
have good plants and are in splen
did position to do business."
Among those who were present
at the conference yesterday were
O. H. Ragsdale, manager of the
Western Slope; M. C. Boats, E B.
Hiatt, F. E. Wright. OdeF Fowl
er, W. A, Nessler and Henry
Babcock. Among those present
from the Grand Valley association
were T. C. Matlack, Steve Welsh,
F. C. Carman, F. E. Barney, N. S
Giick and others.
This is a consolidation that has
been expected during the last few
months. The Western Slope had
a very successful year in the Pali
sade district and the Grand Val
ley business was very satisfactory
to the growers who shipped
through that company. Definite
announcement will be made with
in the next few days as to the re
sults of the conference.
C. J. Closson returned home
last Friday from M : chigan, where
he has been for some weeks in
the interest of this valley. He is
a good missionary in all things
pertaining to the Montezuma
Empire, and his visit will not be
barren ot results.—Montezuma
Acquits Roosevelt of Using
$250,000 Harriman Money
The following correspondence
between Theodore Roosevelt and
George R. Sheldon, treasurer of
the republican national committee
was made public December 21:
December, 15, 1911.
"Hon. Theodore Roosevelt, Oys
ter Bay, N. Y.
"Dear Mr. Roosevelt:
Ever since the election of 1904,
the story has been continuously
published and never denied, ex
cept by you. that you asked E.
H. Harriman to contributed $250,-
000 to the national committee
fundi Knowing this to be un
true, 1 severa' times suggested to
my superior officer, C. N Bliss,
then treasurer of the national
committee, that the facts in the j
case be plainly stated.
‘ Mr. Bliss always believed that
the books and accounts ot the
national committee were private
and, clthough always carried on j
by him with the highest sense of 1
integrity and honor, he never,
like all of his contemporaries
would consent to any publicity.
This feeling has been changed in
the last few years by the laws re
quiring lull publicity in elections.
It seems, therefore, to me. that
now, in justice to you, the facts in
the case ought to be known.
"Everyone knew and conceded
'hat :n the election of you !
would carry the state ot New
York by a large plurality, but it
was generally believed that Mr.
Higgins would be defeated. The
democrats centered their efforts
on the election of their candidate
for governor.
"About a week before the elec
tion. Mr Odell, then chairman of
the New York state committee,
came to Mr. Bliss and told him
that unless he had $250,000 from
the National committee the state
ticket would be defeated. Mr
Bliss told Chairman Odell that he
had no money to give, but would
see what could be done. He vis
ited E. H. Harriman at his office
and explained to him the urgency
of the situation as told by Mr.
“Mr. Harriman thereupon cal
led up several of his friends on
the telephone aad next day hand
ed Mr. Bliss $160,000. Mr. Bliss
himself raised SBO,OOO. This sum
of $240,000 was handed diretcly to
Chairman Odell and never, in any
way, went into the treasury of
the national committee, which
had in charge the presidential
election. I have personal know,
kdge of all the within mentioned
"Very truly yours,
"(Signed) George R. Sheldon,
“Treasurer Republic Notional,
C lnimittee "
roosevelt's reply
“The Outlook, 287. Fourth Ave.
New York, Dec. 19, 1911.
“Office of Theodore Roosevelt.
"Mr. Geosgc R. Sheldon, 02 Ce
dar street, New York City.
"Dear Mr. Sheldon;
"I thank you for your letter
and I am glad that it was written.
There is little for me to add to
what you have said. I never, di
rectly or indirectly, in any shape
or form, asked Mr. Harriman or
anybody else to contribute a dol
lar to aid in my election. More
over. on the only occasion on
which Mr. Harriman ever spoke
to me on the subject, at all, he did
so of his own initiative; and so far
from there being any request Irom
me to him, he made to me the re
quest that I would aid him in get
ting the national committee to
contribute some ot its funds for
the campaign expenses of Mr.
Higgins, the candidate for gover
nor in New York state.
"He, at the time, stated to me
that my own election was assured;
that the election of Mr. Higgins,
in which he was especially inter
ested. was doubtful, and that he
earnestly hoped that the national
committee would divert some of
its funds from the national to the
s ate campaign, where the need
was great and where he believed
the election ot Mr. Higgins to be
in jeopardy.
"ft was shown in your letter,
thus precisely what the national
committee did.
‘'Very truly yours,
Theodore Roosevelt."
Friends Church Will Give
Missionary Entertainment
The Christian Endeavor Society
of the Friends church will give a
Missionary entertainment on Fri
day evening at 7:3t> whirh prom,
ises to be of unusual interest
A special program is to te
given in which a large number ol
the young men and women of the
socie-y will appear in co turns
representatives of the various
countries, bringing to “America"
the message ot their respective
needs and information which stirs
the heart.
In addition to the above a
childs' dialogue will be presented
by four little girls, who have so
caught the spirit of Mission from
their Sabbath school teacher, who
has decided to give herself to the
Foreign Field, that they dedicate
their "best doll" to be some little
Indian girls doll.
Special music by the choir and
orchestra will be features of the
No admission will be charged,
but a free wilt silver offering will
be taken tor the use ot the Mis
sionary committee of the Chris
tian Endeavor for the furtherance
of their work. This is something
new in entertainments and will be
worth your support not alone as
an evening of entertainment but
a source of information.
Remembca the date, tomorrow
night, December 29th.
Clara Barton Dying
Local people who have long
admired Miss Clara Barton,
"America's Grand Old Woman,”
founder of the great Red Cioss
movement, will be sorry to hear
that the venerable lady, now in
her 89th year witl probably die
before her 90:h birthday, being
very low at her home in Wash
ington, D C.
McNamaras’ Mother Dying
Mrs. Mary McNamara, mother
of John J. and James B. McNam
ara, convicted dynamiters, is in a
serious condition at her home in
Cincinnatti, Ohio. In the opinion
of the Rev. John Hickey, her pas
tor, who visits her constantly, she
is slowly dying of a broken heart.
Birthday Party Given
In Honor of Elmo Spore
A crowd of High School stu
dents, including the members of
the football team and their sweet
hearts, twenty-eight in number,
took sleighs, etc., and enjoyed a
jolly drive to the Spore home on
Bone mesa on the afternoon of
Christmas day, where they cele
brated the birthday of Elmo
Spore, who is also a member of
the football team. After a M rry
Xmas greeting upon their arrival
at the Spore home the guests in
dulged in games until evening
when Mrs. Spore invited them to
the dining room where a thiee
course luncheon was served and
upon the serving ot the last course
the birthday cake in all its splen
dor, and arrayed in twenty-one
candles, was place on the table
and cut At a late hour the guests
Apple Storage in
Denver is Now Assured
An apple storage house in Den
ver is assured. Plans for the
erection of an eight-story building
to cost $225,(.00 are being drawn
and construction work will prob
ably be begun early in the spring.
A site bordering on the Union
Pacific railroad and covering two
acres at Thirty second and Wazee
streets has been selected.
Denver and New York people
are behind the project, which is
an outgrowth of the Denver ap.
pie carnival. The building will
be cons.ructed of steel and as
bestos and will be equipped wi’h
the latest devices for cooling and
storage. It will have a capacity
of 1,250 cars. The fruit products
of the western slope will be hand
led almost exclusively, as the pro
moters figure that the building's
capacity will be taxed to the
limit by that business alone.
A system proposed as an ad
junct to the storage plant will, it
is believed, make possible the
shipment of cars of fruit from
Denver to New York without any
The apparatus sends a blast of
air reduced to freezing tempera,
ture into the car.
The fruit is then packed in the
car and subjected to another blast,
which will suffice to keep it in
good condition, even through
several days' travel in summer.
The incorporation papers for
the company, which is to be
known as the Denver Ice and
Storage company, are now being
drawn. The incorporators are J.
\V. Thorn of New York, B. F.
Coombs and F'red Prtiee, of
Shower of Rice
Mrs. J. B. Cammann a 1 Mrs.
A. Plewes were at the
day to say go.d bye to tli r sons
Roy Whitehorn and Multurd O.
Plewes who, dressed in new- togs,
were going to Denver tor ten
days. That was all natural enough
but when the boys started for the
coach, their mothers showered
them with rich. Had someone
other than the mothers thrown
the rice not much would have
been thought about it, although
the boys did let fall some remarks
to the editor that hasn't kept us
guessing very much.—Pitkin Min
NO. 22

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