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Rocky Ford Enterprise.
TWENTY-FIRST YEAR. FRANCHISE HAS PASSED Intcrurban Project Slipped Cog on Monday Night BUT WAS GREASED FOR TUESDAY EVENING Then the Board Talked of Cement Bridges, Garbage Cana and Ash Pita and More Ordinance# An extra session meeting of the city council was held Monday niifht to consider the interurban franchise again. All the board was present but May or Pollock and Aid. Baldwin. The petition of property owners on Chestnut avenue, consenting to the construction of a railway on that street as far as the sugar factory switches was presented and read. Aid. Amos said the petition con tained the names of nearly one-half of the property owners. The high school lands would constitute a full half, and he understood a majority of the board was in favor of the fran chise. The petition was, on the strength of this statement. received and filed. The revised franchise ordinance 1 was then taken up as the report of the committee on franchise. The caption of the instrument hail been amended back to E. S. Alnutt as grantee. The length of pusing tracks was limited to one block. A majority vote of the property owners on Main and Che«tnut permits haul ing of freight on a two-thirds vote of the city council. Some other modi fications had heen made in the con ditions. Aid. Mcrk moved the adoption of the report of the committee; Aid. Amos seconding. Before putting the motion Chair man Sprinkcr asked Mr. Alnutt if he had anything to offer in regard to 1 the terms of the amended ordinance. Mr. Alnutt thought he had no crit icisms to offer. Aid. Amos moved the council pro ceed to the second reading of the franchise as now amended. Aid. Mcrk seconded the motion and it was carried. The caption of the amended ordin ance was then read and the rest of the ordinance taken as read and ap proved, all the members present vot ing "yea.” .... Aid. Ritchie moved that the meas ure now he put on its third reading. Aid. Amos seconded the motion.. Aid. Sprinkcr said before putting the motion that he thought the hoard owed it to the Mayor to wait his presence before a final passage of the ordinance. Mr. Alnutt urged the immediate passage in order that the Co. might proceed with their work. lie said lie would avail himself of the ten days allowed for acceptance as it was nec essary for him to consult with the di rectors of his company before sign ing up the contract. He. urged that the ordinance be given its third read ing at this meeting so as to enable ] the company to go on with its work as soon as possible. Aid. Mcrk supported Mr. Alnntt’s view and Aid. Ritchie, Amos and Mcrk voted “aye” for a third read ing. Aid. Sprinkcr voted "nay” and Aid. Gauger asked to he excused ! from voting as he has consistently done throughout the franchise debate. . The council declined to excuse Mr. Gauger on this vote. But City At t torncy Beall advised that the three " votes cast constituted a majority in favor of the third reading and the presiding officer declared tlie motion to read carried. The third reading was then taken up and all the formalities of a final passage adopted and approved and the ordinance gave every promise of becoming a law, when lo! Aid. Gau ger took an innings.. The hoard had insisted on his voting on the final passage. Mr. Gauger said the board had been extremely careful about tying the company up legally to all the conditions and provisos imposed by the city and he thought it only fair that the company should be a lit tle careful too. and as the petition from the Chestnut avenue property owners did not with certainty repre sent fifty per cent and this, might in validate the franchise after the Co. accepted it. He would therefore vote to defer the final adoption of the or dinance. and it went over, till the regular Tuesday night meeting. When the council came to order Tues day night only Aldermen Sprinkcr and Gauger were absent; and Aid. Sprinker took his seat a little later. The minutes were passed up and after granting a building pormit the matter of bills and claims was proceeded with. Aid. Amos put the rubber stamp of his approval on those having the official "0. K.” of the department officer, and Minis ter of the Exchequer Ritchie recommend ed the adoption of the budget. £ Then the interurban franchise was taken up again and the motion that the franchise V as read a third time at previous meeting be passed, was put and carried. The vote stood: "Aye" Ritchie, Amos, Merk, Sprinker and Baldwin; “Nay," none. Aid. Sprinker reported the condemna tion of the bridgo over the Rocky Ford ditch on Swink avenue, and the question of putting In cement or wooden abutmonts came up for dobato. After some discus sion of the respective cost it was moved that the matter be left with tho S. and A. committee. This raised the question of putting in entiro bridges of cement. But after some talk the cost of cement loomed too large for the prosent status of the S. and A. fund, and tha motion to refer was put and carried. The garbage can and the ash pit question was next sprung and the proposition to pass an ordinance on the subject was de bated. Aid. Ritchie suggested that it would be easier on the pockets of the citizens if the garbage cane and ash pits were taken up and enforced one at a time, ae each was costly. A motion to have an ordinance drawn up paeeed. The city attorney reported on the eewer extension ordinance that the bill had been outlined ready for the consideration of the committee on sewers. The mayor reported that Miss Fry had expressed a wish to pay tho bills incurred by the city for her care during an attack of small pox. This revived a discussion of the inci dental accounts ar.d Aid. Sprinker stated he thought Miss Fry understood the status of her accounts with the city, and he in timated that if Miss Fry’s conscience was giving hor trouble it would ho a simple matter for her to ease it by supping up to the office of the CapUin of the Health Department and paying her account. This appoarod to finish the businoss of tho session, but the board seerns to have the stay-late habit fixed and there is a chronic indisposition to move an adjourn ment So for want of something else to do tho board ’istened to a speech from Mr. Al nutt.in which he assured the council of his appreciation of all their kindnestee end his intention to live up to every letter of the franchise just paeeed. and that they would see cars running over the road by the time the flowers bloom in the spring, tra-U. m , m Now Minister Introduced. The new pastor of the M. E. church. Rev. L. M. Potashinsky. preached his in troductory sermcn to his Rocky Ford con gregation last Sunday morning. Tho commodious now church wet well filled with the membership and ouuido friends to hear his initial discourse. Dr. Chaso. the presiding cldor. was in cidentally present, enrouU to Swink to dedicato the now church, end he took ad vanUgo of his happoning in to speak a fow words of introduction of tho now minis Ur. ■m • m Interurban Will Begin Work Tho Arkansas Valloy Traction Co., to whom E. S. Alnutt assigns tho latoly granted franchiso for a running privilege ! upon certain streets of Rocky Ford, hold a mooting in La Junta yestorday. It is ' roported that tho company means to pro cood at once with construction work, and 1 tho mooting dealt with the question of : construction plans. About two-thirds of tho right of way botween tho two towns is already secured and the rost is assured. The company doclares emphatically that it moans business and will get busy at onco. Fowler Spring Water Coming. W. A. Culp says the Pure Springs Water Co. has just got information of tiic shipment of five cars of pipe fur the Fowler pipe line ami the com pany expects to resume the laying of pipe very shortly. The line is now laid to about one half mile this side of Manzanola, and the working force can lay an average of half a mile a day when work is resumed, so that 20 days should suffice to bring the pipe line into Rocky Ford. A provisional franchise has been approved by the Manzanola council by which that town is to get its do mes! ic water supply from the Pure Springs Co. _ _ _ Two Tiny Tads Seeking Fortune Tho wild west career of two young Rocky Ford boys was cut short by Officer Jordan last night, who persuaded tho boys to return to their homos and wait until thoy were more noarly matured before going out to develop a groat country. The names of the boys wore James Brown, age 11 years, and his brother Donald, age 9 years. The boys had managed to pick up a littlo money in some way and had started out to make their fortuno. They bought a ticket to this city and arrived last'even ing. While they were standing around in the Union depot Hammond W. Millstaugh, a young man from Rocky Ford, who knew the boys, spoke to them and after a little inquiry learned that they had left home without their parents’ permission. He in formed Officer Jordan, who assisted him in persuading the boys to return to Rocky Ford with him. Wednesday’s Pueblo Chieftain. ROCKY FORD. COLORADO. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 27, 1907- FLUKE—RITCHIE Nuptial# Wednesday livening at the Ritchie Home. J. Clyde Fluke and Miss Mary E. Ritchie were united in marriage on Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents. South Main street, Rev. W. I. Davenport officiating. The retiring disposition of the young couple led to their keeping tho event very quiet up to the hour of the ceremony. But somehow the youngsters of the south end got wind of it, and from the time tha minister reached the house it was any thing but a quiet wedding. Tho din raisad about the Ritchie home proclaimed very loudly what was on. Only the immediate relatives of the young couple witnessed the ceremony. After congratulations and a wedding sup per the bride and groom retired to their newly built and newly furnished home across the street. A number of very handsome presents, among thtm two very handsome checks, were given the young people, who start out very auspiciously on their marital journey. The Enterprise wishes them bon voyage. Unionizing the Parmer#. T. W. Woodrow, advertised as the deputy state organizer of the Colora do Farmers Union, held forth to a large crowd of farmers Saturday on die public streets, in exposition of the principle-* of a proposed co-opera tive organization of the farmer cle ment of the country. The point and burden of lii» discussion was that the farmers of the country are not get ting all that is coming to them in the way of profits on their products, and are *»aying lar too much for the pro ducts of other people. Ills plan was one for co-operation on the part of farmers for the marketing of the crops and the purchase at wholesale of the supplies they needed. It was proposed that warehouses be built for the bolding of crops so as to dic tate prices in the market; and to or ganize co-opcrativc stores to supply the wants of the consuming farmer. It was very emphatically set forth that tin* organization was strictly non-political and non-sectarian. In fact it was one of the conditions of membership that no mcmlier was permitted to talk politics with a fel low member. As to religion the rules did not appear quite so strict. On Mondey evening at I. O. O. F. hall about fifty farmers met and discussed the propositon to organize. O. J. Baxter led the opposition but they were in a tad mi nority and were asked to retire In order that the work of organization and initia tinn might go on. Farmers Union No. i of Otcto County was duly institued. S. C. Warren was elected president, J. 11. j I.owe, vice. 11. S. Stovall, scc-treas.. ami Walter lliehop, conductor, with S. J | Wallis as doorkeeper. Another meeting is slated for Monday. Oct. 5. In the meantime the local farmers arc tnlkintr it over. So far as the Enterprise has been able to interview the farming dement of this vicinity there seems to be a sad want of aith in the efficiency of all ! co-opcrativc schemes. The spirit of individuality is strong, and the senti ment expressed indicates a pretty general faith in each one’s own abil ity to manage his own affairs, or cl«c of doubt about the disinterested self sacrifice of the promotors of co-op eration. Mr 6. Howell of Cripplo Creek, is visit ing hor sister, Mrs. G. M. Hall. Miss Leona Aylor is roported to bo re covering from a recent sevoro iilnoss. The Bolton Orchestra has boon en gaged to furnish music at tho Grand op era house for tho soason of 1907-8. Tho management finds that it pays to have , the be&t musicians obtainable. Announcomonts wero mado in all the churchos last Sunday that the services j will begin a half hour oarlier next Sunday and hcreaftor through tho wintor season,; the shortening of tho day making the chango needful after September. Rov. Green of tho Baptist church loft Wednesday on his summer vacation trip. He will spend it in tho mountains in hunt ing and fishing. There will bo no preach ing servico in his church until the 20th of October. All the other services of tho church, however, will bo held as usual. Miss Clara Hostcdlor, with tho Rocky Ford Electric Co., the othor day received from Honolulu a gift from her brother Russell, who is a naval cadet on board tho Maryland. It was a pair of Oriental sandals of most novel design. With thorn is a pair of toe socks. As curios they greatly interost her friends, but as foot wear they look uncomfortable. Mrs. J. E. Story was pleasantly surpris ed Saturday by the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hunt and daughter. Miss Poarl, of Joplin, Mo., who havo been sightseeing all over the wes . for three months and stop pod off here for a few days visit on the way home. They wore joined here by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Mcace and daugh ter Georgina, who came up from Arizona to meet them. Mrs. Meace is a daughter of Mrs. Hunt and Mrs. Hunt is a sister of Mrs. Story. A Look Backward. The Enterprise has been shown two interesting relies of early journalism. Tney were found among the treasured trffles preserved by our late resident Mr-. I*. 11. Vandenbcrg, and are now in.the possession of her daughter, Ms. G. I\ Randell. The first is a cony nf The New York Commercial Advertiser, hearing date of 110 yean* ago. It i-* a quaint specimen of ty pography, by contrast with a modern New York daily. It is "yellow,” but 011!' 1 with age, nothing printed in its coninii* being of a nature to develop “dementia Americana." It announces editorially that "the French Directory is in*i-*ting on the Emperor's keeping his promise to release La Fayette from prison.” but offers no further comment. The most numerous ad vertisements are those of and passenger vessels sailing for Euro pean and southern coast ports. A small picture of a vessel under full sail attracts attention to each of such ads A picture of a stage coach sig nifies announcements of chances for land travel. In those days the same whole-ale dealers handled ginghams, chintz. - and port ami burgundy. One unusual advertisement is for “a fresh milch cow*.” One of the largest ad vertisers is a bookseller, whodevotes the costly space to advertising Find- Icy Murray's grammar. The sub scription price of the little pa|>cr is $8 per year. The cither prized relic is a copy of tlic New York Herald of April 15. 1865. whose turned column rules and startling headlines pr«»claim the. as sassination of President Lincoln the night In-fore in Ford’s theater, Wash ington, and the atempt upon the life of Secretary Seward. The panic in New York creates! by those events was probably only faintly portrayed in tlu» leading newspaper of that day. i*ushlng the Electric. A. J. Behymcr ami Geo. D. Ken dall. two of the chief promoters of the proposed electric railroad down the \rkansas Valley, arrived in town on the morning tram Tuesday. They were met by Col. Lockhart, the lo cal director of the enterprise, and tog. tiicr they drove down to New da-, where a meeting of the rural property owners was called for Tues day morning. Tire proposition in regard to the fie. trie road was placed before the meeting and received with marked enthusiasm. lion. W. B. Ebbcrt was chairman of the meeting and lion. J. 11. Crowley was one of the speakers in behalf of the project. The farm ers agreed unanimously to sign up for right-of-way of the road and agreements will be consummated with them at an early date. In the afternoon the same people drove out into the southwest section of the country and a meeting was held at Frank Soule’s, where a like friendly reception was given them. It is said t«» be the intention to press the electric line campaign now to a finish. What has been known in Pueblo as the Douthitt intcrurban proposition, to cover similar terri tory as the Behymcr line was called off on Monday last, the promotors signifying to the Pueblo city council their withdrawal from the field ami abandonment of the franchise asked for. The reason given by their attor ney was that a certain extensive land owner along Santa Fc avenue had blocked the project by requiring im practicable conditions from tlie com pany. With the Douthitt scheme, out ••f the way the Behymcr people con sider the coast clear a< far as getting into Pueblo is concerned and their project is expected to go forward. CLUB SEASON Again In Full Swing Woman’s Club holds First Meeting Tho Woman's Club held its opening meeting on Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Soay Moro Kellogg. Regrot was felt and expressed upon tho absonco of tho retiring president, Mrs. Hollenback. and the inability of thoir present presi dent, Mrs. Randall, to take tho chair. Mrs. Randall was voted honorary president and Mrs. Vanßuskirk acting officer. Tho program opened with an attractive numbor, "Eliland," a collection of songs by Von Fielitz. Mrs. Wiotzer gave a touching synopsis of tho story that runs through the ten songs and Mrs. Kellogg followed oach, singing the parts. An ex cellent paper of Mrs. Fenlason’s was road Leonarda da Vinci, “The Mastor’s Pieces” —and in closing a discussion re viewing the many other attainments of that remarkable man’s life was taken part in by Mesdamcs Lawson, Fenton, W. L. Jackson and W. D. L«*wis. Com. Mrs. Leila Collins, who has been visit ing her mothor, Mrs. Frank Clark, for some weeks, was quietly married the other day to a Mr. Hurd who came from Oklahoma to make her his wife. They left Wednesday for their former homo, but rumor says they will return to Rocky Ford later for residence. Postmaster Lanco gives notico that after October Ist the change in foreign postage goes into effect. The customary 5 cont stamp will after that date carry an ounce instead of a half ounce letter- Each fraction of an ounco will cost an additional 6c. This chango will be of in terest to our large number of Russian immigrants, The fine courtesy of the B KIMZEY GROCERY COMPANY Purveyors of the Best union)' things [: (Joint to Eat allows us the use of this space Courtesy is u valuable asset in business as well as in other relations of life more übout that luter. Meanwhile for anything in the building line try the NEW FIRM T. H. FOLEY LUMBER CO. At the old stand of the McPherson Lumber Co. Phono Ford 115. H. L. GRANT, Manager. ♦♦+♦♦+♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ § Special ; Announce - : ment !i! \ For Ladles J We announce to the ladies of ♦ Rocky Ford and vicinity J that there will be at our + store tor the week be- + ginning Monday, ♦ Sept. 30, an experi- * eneed Corsetier who will * personally demonstrate + the merits of our excel- + lent line of American ♦ Beauty Corsets. * J AMERICAN BEAUTT STV’E 77V Tl, ' S My Will display tllO * K.lmmi- Coital Co.. Sol. Malm IICWCSt IlHKlels linii Sllll [ICS + in this well known make + ♦ and will instruct in the proper fitting to the figure. + J This is a Free Demonstration * ♦ and we should like to have every lady call and be + J fitted. + I nm-HARDBYS- I ♦ + f + ++++++++♦+♦+♦♦++♦+++++++++++++♦+++ IF YOU USE GROCERIES I it will pay you to call at our storo J Honest Weight and One Price to Till f is our motto D. M. Flour $1.35 Rocky Ford Reliance $1.30 R Good Potatoes. $1.75 per hundred. Another lot, $1.55 » Puro Lard por pound 12 to ISc 5 pkgs Minco Meat 26c r White PlumoComp<>und,2olbs $2.25 Largo pail Jolly 60c g Boot Sugar, por 100 lbs 6.05 Poaches, gallon 56c I 16 pounds for $1 00 Apples, gallon 46c Cano Sugar, por 100 lbs 6.25 Blackbornos. gallon 60c 14 pound for $ 1.00 Vinegar, per gallon 36c Bost grado uncol. Japan Tea,..-60c Table Syrup, per gallon.- .. -50 c Gunpowder and English Maple and Cano Svrup, gal. $1.45 Breakfast Toa at ..50 to 76c Old Homo Sorghum, por gal 60c Coffee, per pound, 16, 20, 25, 35c 4-lb box Gold Dust —26 c 3 pkgs Dr.Prico’s Breakfast Fd 25c All kinds of Starch, por pkg. ... 10c 3 pkgs Egg-O-Seo 25c Sweet Potatoes. 6 lbs 26c Banner Oats 28c Checso. por pound, 23c Coupon Oats 25c 2>i-lb can Pcachos 20c 3 cans Sweet Corn 26c 2 pkgs Grape Nuts 25c 2 cans Tomatoes . 26c Frosh Potato Chips 10c Peas, por can. 10c same size others sell for 15c Kraut, per can, 10c Evaporated Milk, . . .6. 10. 15, 20c Hominy 10c Oleomargorino a subtitute Corn Meal, small 3ack 26c for buttor, per pound 20c 6 bars Soap 25c Red Salmon. 10 and 15c Puro Maplo Syrup, per can 65c Picnic Hams, per pound. 14c Regular Hams, per pound, 17c Best salt Side, por pound 14c Rex sugar curod Bacon, Heavy Bacon, per pound 16c Canvass or not 20c Our Canned Goods best in the City. Our line of canned Meats equal to any found in the city of Rocky Ford. Coal OH at IS cents per gallon The bost line of Tobacco and Cigars you evor found Goods delivered Promptly to any part of the City DICKENSON & DAVIS NO. 17