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Rocky Ford Enterprise.
YO s Rages TWKNTY-FIBST YEAR. HIGH WIND FANS FIRE Rocky Ford’s First Factory Gets Badly Scorched COLD STORAGE SHEDS GETS WARMED UP Tbo Wind ISlimeth \N here II Lhtdh and UoU the lit**pci Teat. The Rocky Ford Canning Work* came near going up in »moko Friday night. A* it i* the fire probably icr» the end of that line of industry in Rocky Ford. The origin of the fire U not known but it tutpected to be incendiary. The tlamra dashed up suddenly when the wind ttorm struck the town ab«>ut 6 jo Friday evening. The fire started up inside the build ing near the south end, where.* quan tity of box material was piled. It rapidly spread over jhe rear end. and the wonder was that the fire brigade was able to control it with such a gale blowing. Rut they did. and the machinery which was mainly in the north end of the premises, along with the engine and boiler room annex, were uninjured. The insurance «l Sj.aoo will rarity cover the loss on cans and l»>x material injured and destroyed. Al. DeVore, of the elec tric light plant, thinks the fire was smouldering f«»r an hour before the wind came up. a- he got the smell of burning pine over at the light works and made an cflort to locate it but con! 1 not *!<• so. The canning plant bad only run two half days since starting up this season—Wednesday and Thursday aftcrn«*ons—and there bad been no firo in the furnace after Thursday evening, about 34 hours be fore the fire occurred. The plant is one of several controlled by the Bar tow Canning Co. and has been run according to flic exigencies of the crop season. Previous to the Bartow combine getting it the property had been owned and run by local capital ists. being one of the first concerns established to make Rocky Ford a manufacturing centre. But it sunk money continually for the local pco- Rlc and they were glad to have the artow association of canning works absorb it The tomato crop this sea son was not promising. Mr. Bartow came down from Manzannla Saturday morning and announced to the work ing staff that business was off for this season. The local tomato crop con tracted for will be delivered to the Manzannla works, which expects to have enough raw material in the can ning line to make a reasonably good season’s run. _ Storage Sheds Burned. Saturday night a second fire broke out in the cast end. It was in a storage building just cast of the can ning works, used for storing the shav ings and sawdust that was to have been used in building the cold stor age warehouse projected a year or two ago, but which never material ized. A luinch of hobos were seen in the vicinity about the same time the fire was discovered and they arc sup posed to have been responsible for the fire. Being started in the closely packed wood refuse it may have been smouldering for some time. After it had cleared up the building the fire boys found it about, impossible to nucnch it in the debris, and a watch bad to be kept on it all day Sunday for fear the wind would spread the sparks. The ten p. m. alarm Sunday night was a call to the boys to be in readiness for another wrestle with the smoking pile. But no further danger developed. Wrecked the Gospel Tent. In the windstorm of Friday night the big tent of the “People’s Mission’’ on So. Main street went down—or the larger part of it did—dragging the piano down with it off the plat form. and involving what music deal er C. W. Taylor estimates a SSO loss on the rented instrument. He com promised with the Mission for sls, however. The tent was unoccupied happily at the time and the switching of one of the main pole-s and several smaller ones in the breeze did no oth er serious damage. It was soon straightened up again on Saturday and at the Rescue Rally hilled for Sunday night over S6O was raised to pay expenses. The tent was pulled down Monday and sent to winter quarters and during the cold weather the mission will go on in Kcarby’s Hall. Improvements at the Postoffice Artistic touches of the painters brush this week completed the alterations and improvements that have lately been under way in the postoffice.and Postmaster Lance is happy, for he now has a cosy sanctum. To allow for his little den and enlarge the stamps and registry departments a spaco of about Bzls feet has been taken from the lobby and neatly glazed and parti tioned. Since the change the work of the office has been much more pleasant for the clerks and it has been possibla to perfectly systematize the several depart ments. AUTO OFF A BRIDGE Four Ruck v Ford Boys tlavo an Up#d ami Narrow Escape from Death Roy Lev and Cary Pollock look like Ike Partington after he had been fool ng with a threshing machine. Ed Manny and Al • in Kojntz retain their good looks al though they were in the sama in x-upani got a b»d scare. The four boy* itartau out for an afternoon tr.p in Ed Manny's 1 red rambler auto Sunday about 2 p m They got as far a* the Timpa* ere*- bridge, and Alvin was U'«ing hi* firs: trick at the helm of the machine. As it J went onto the b«>dge he shied to clear an | approaching bicycle, when the auto touched the bridge rail, sheared into it. went through it and dawn the creek bank, catching two of Uie boy* under it when it landed bottom side up. Kounu end Manny landed dear of tho machine, but Pollock was caught between the seats and Lee was pinned by the leg under another part of the auto. Cary bad hi* face badly bruised end hi* teeth jarred, while Roy is nursing a lame beck, arm and leg. Both boy* were unconscious when taken out of the debris. Men on wheel* saw the acci dent and went to the rescue. A doctor from Swink was called, and about a hun dred residents of that hamlet were also soon on the ground. Dr. Pollock was phoned for and with Charley Cartwright'e auto was soon on the spot. They brought the boys U» the Pollock hospital, whero their injuries were looked after, and they ' were then taken home. It was a dose 1 call for all the boys. Win. Tnpjrcrt Wallace The funeral of the Into W. T. Wal’.'.co took place Wednesday afternoon P- i. tin. Christian Church, a grv-i'y congTegat-sn 1 of neighbor* and friends paying their tri- ' buto of respect to a very worthy citizen by their presence. Mr Willaco was born in Qumey Co . Ohio in 1840 and v.-as j therefore 61 years of ago. Me was col lege learned and a schoolmaster hlmsolf for many years, until invalidism compel- > lad him to retire from the profession. Ho had moved westward with tho tide of western emigration having livod in several western stales before coming to Colorado. He leaves a wife and six of a family of seven children and a mother almost 99 years of age surviving him. Rev. Daven port, officiating at tho funeral paid do servod tribute to the fine moral character of a very modest citizen, and picturod m | pleasing and comforting language tho poace and joy of heaven for tho long-suf fering invalid of earth. J. H. Wallace, of Jetrnore. Kas. and Mrs. C. B. Montgomery, of Florence*' Colo., aro visitors at tho Wallace home' called to attend tho funeral of their broth er. Mrs. M. L. Anderson and John got in this a. m. from visiting Kansas relatives. C. T. Rose of Junction City. Kan., han accepted a position as dry goods salos man with Prico St Laneo. Mrs. A. C. Sloan and neico. Miss Anna Patton, loft for Albuquorque, N. M.. to day to attend the fair and visit Mrs. Sloan’s two sisters. The City Council didn’t get a quorum Tuesday night and the business wasn’t prossing, so an adjournment was takon to Thursday night, too late for reporting this week. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Fluke, Mr. and Mrs. George McMasters and daughtor left on Monday for their homes in Bedford, la., after an extonded and pleasant visit in this city and attendance at the recent Fluko-Ritchfonuptials. J. W. Ellis, a Denver commission man, who used to be with our H. Woods, has been in town all week working up busi ness, and on Thurseay morning took out a fine carload of watermelons while the mercury was nearer zero than it has been since the melon market oponed. Dennis Fleak and Clay Wolfe are the first of our locai huntsmen, as far as hoard from, to bring in some venison. Two of the finest bucks wero hung up in Stingley’s butcher shop Tuesday night. The boys went out Sunday morning and got back with their game on Tuesday. Miss Sadie E. Brown of Carlinville, 111., a voice teacher and singer of unusual abil ity, comes to Rocky Ford to locate this week. Miss Brown was solectod by the directors of the World’s Fair at St. Louis to sing one solo each day during tho great exposition. She has beon ongagod as soloist and choir director for tho Presby terian .church and is expected to sing for the first time hero next Sunday after noon. The Arkansas Valley Fair Association’s financial report for the 16th annual fair closed is submitted to the stockhold ers in printed form. It gives the total receipts at $10,775.97. The total ex pond.tures are $ 10,474.17, leaving a cash balance of $299.80. The sum of $4,961 was expended in premiums and purses. The sum of $ 1,777.74 was applied to per manent improvements. Tho report is signed by E. J. Smith and Geo. B. Preble as auditing committee. ROCKY FORI), COLORADO. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 4* 1907. KILLED ON CROSSING. Ifcul Railway Accident near Sugar City Sunday night. A sad accident occurred Sunday night at a railway ero«*'ng of the Missouri Pac • „u*t we»t ol Sjg*' City, by which ~ E Maim * was kd'ed and Higsby Gray »i* probably fatally u ;ured. At last Jac- nte Ora/’s chanea* of living writ still In tho balance. Tne two young men were driving in the r —t * - rer the crostuig when a beet train | struck them, kilting Manning and the h. .6 and injuring Gray seric sly. Cor oner Bnrr went Monday and held an in quesL Evidence showed that a train of loaded beet cars was being pushed ahead of an engine and that no lights were on the front end of the train and no whistle was blown for the crossing. Asst. Di»t Ally. Holt, of Pueblo, conducted the ex amination of witnesses for Coroner Burr. A verdict of criminal negligence on the part of the railroad company’s employee was returned by the jury. The men were both respected young farmers of the vicinity and Oray is a married man. The disaster happened within a quarter mile of his home. polking Up (lie Electric The preliminary work of the proposed '. lectric road down the Valley is still being pushed by Mr. Behyrner, who was in luwn again on Wednesday. On Tuesday r. ght he held a meeting in Swink to talk ! right-of-way with the farmers in that vicinity and was very cordially received. >he says. Ho ie not ready yet to formu la*.* his proposition for right of way inside , the town corporations along the line, but | will bo shortly. THE ROYAL CHEF (liven a Right Royal Reception by Rocky Ford Audience. Lots of pretty girls in lots of pretty clothes, with some who were not so pretty and hadn’t so many clothes: a lot of do riorablo puns and a great many jibes at our human frailties and foibles mads “The Royal Chef* one of the most taking and | tickling musical extravaganzas that has over apposred at the Grand. From the chocolate colorod complexion of the Rajah himself down to the rouge on the most in conspicuous chorus girl's cheeks end the . Hour on tho royal chefs nose, the painting ' was alt artistically dons, and lh« druis-' : Ing of the play was gorgeous. The iconic offocts are probably equally elaborate, but for somo reason a good deal of it re mained in tho car, so the bandits’ cave and tho Rajah’s palace had a marked similar ity of architecture. But that asido. it is not always that so many good singers are got together with so many good forms and performs at tho "Chof” carrier with it. Tho singing of Miss Hutcheson and Mr. Carter in thoir solo parts was partic ularly fino and also in tho duet "What Color Eyos do You Lovo Bost?” Other voices wero very good and tho choruses were strong. Mr. McCarthy as tho Chef is a remarkably good German comodian for an Irishman, and Dorothy Rae made a witching "Kitty O’Reilly.’' Tho Rajah himself was “immonse" both in physique and voice. “Old Glory" and tho tableaux touchod the chord of loyalty in tho large audience present and made the applause iberal and spontaneous. The new wrinkle In paper throwing which winds up the performance, so to epeak, caught the audience as a finale and turned them out highly pleased with tho entertainment. It is sincerely to be hoped that Manager Todd has many more such clean and creditable shows booked for the Grand this season. He says he has and prom ises another pleasing, high-class produc tion next Wednesday ovening, when "The Yankoe Regent" will be presented. A. H. Griswold was up from Holly this weok looking after property interests In town. W. R. Dye goes to Albuquerquo this weok to attend the big New Mexico fair and see his fast nag "Daybreak" win some more stako money. The Holly Chieftain is not a "yellow" journal even though it is printed on yel low paper. There is nothing in Holly to mako a sensational paper out of. A foot bridge over the Rocky Ford canal at corner of Elevonth and Syca more (the south-east corner of Central Park,) has boon passed by tho council, conditional on tho status of the street and sidewalk fund. It is a point of much traf fic and tho bridge is much needed. Re sidents of the south-east section hope the fund may bo squeezed a little to get the improvement. The propeller pump of the city water works is on tho sick list. It went out of commission on Monday and resort had to be had to tho old air lift again. Just how long it will bo in the bone yard this time is another guoss, but the cooler weather has lessened the demand for water, par ticularly lawn water, so that no great in convenience is likely to be suffered until repairs are made. Uta the Inieruxban In. According to the Pueblo |>a|»ers of Sunday "the iijtcrr.rJ.au electric rail nay from Pueblo down t-ie Arltinu* valley i* now a»«ured. and this splen did feeder will at an early dale still J further develop a section of this rich '• >. which will result in much ben efit to every citi/en of Pueblo, and of • nbat.itittal gain to flic parties, who. • ■ii ui! miik their signatures to the fran i-. t'ctition, made thi» murti J* ' I enterpriM a certainty " n. I inruns that the Douthilt project that I WM attpposed to he abandonezl ten I ago is on again, acre** to the • ..f the city by the nay of Santa I*e avenue, being a»»ured by the with •'* I of op|M.»ition from property owi, f* along that street. " rn. v Sh.an i-> rejoicing in the Ifct of fa«hion which permits a man to wear bis straw hat as late MMOB as be Hereto fore a man who etung to his straw he I covering after October I en countered a certain amount of repre hciiooii in the public gaze, if he did n..t get openly "joshed** alnmi it Rut thi* year the man who frowns on a straw hat simply shows his own lim itations a* to the latest edicts of fash ionable authority on male attire. If a man is careful to move in the. right kind of society (those who keep post* «*d) there is really no cause for alarm if he wants to wear his straw. No horn will he blown this year. No EroclantaPons will Ik- issued. No c«ayy handed individual will come up iK-hind and •mash the hat down over the wearer’s ears. The edict has gone forth, and it says the inalicnihte right of an American citizen to wear Im •traw hat until he rtion«oi to lay it aside shall not Ik* denied nor abridged on account of its kind, color or pres ! ent condition of brim Alty Sloan has lr*s hair on the t»>j. of !««• head tl-an most any other citizen of Rocky Ford, but he insists that straw hat Is tlt<- nm»| healthful and comfortable hc.'dgear a man can put on and he will continue to wear his till snow flics. In School Circles. Tho Rocky Ford Schools obtervod Flower Day last Friday. On this day pu pils report results of flower growing from seeds distributed to them in the spring And special exorcises about flowers and nature study are rendered. Many pa renta visited the rooms Friday. The first Rhetorical Day of this term in the high school comes Friday of next wcok (Oct. 11) and the public is invited. The rhetorical program will be given by:—Eva Gobin. Nollio Caldwell. Alma Mickleson. Roscoo Jonos. Cary Pollock. Roy McKit trick. Roy Latson. Lester Scanland and Horace Johnson. A "Girls’ Glee Club", and n "High School Orchestra" arc two musical or ganization!. that have been set on foot by Miss North, the special Instructor in Music now on tho school stiff. The gloo club is composed of: —Alico Ha’cock, Editha Green. Eva Gobin, Lura Scanland, Helen Nowby. Gladys Newby. Ada Max well, Emma Larmoro, Ada Taylor, Mary Peery. Tho orchestra has formombor*: — Octavia Hall, Eva Gobin, Kathrino Craig and James Hall. Tho musical sociotics of tho schools aro to participate in Rhetorical Day program, contributing several musical numbers. New Clothing House Opened. The new clothing store just oponed by the Anderson Bros, in tho new Manning block is a marvel of completeness nnd convenience. The handsome up-to-dato fittings are from tho Quincy Store Fit ting Co., of Quincy, HI. The glass count er cases make a fine exhibit of the gents, furnishings. The clothing is provided for == in large hanging cubinets and in drawers. The latter are all tho patent tipping drawers, a devise, by the way of one of the Anderson brothers, and a great con venience in handling a clothing stock. Tho stock itself seems to be in keeping with the store provided for it, and the new house which opens for business today is evidently prepared to cater to the most fastidious taste and exacting demands of patrons. Tho Anderson Brothers are the Anderson end of the Anderson-Dun way wholesale clothing house of Denver. This Rocky Ford store is in charge of Reid S. Turnor, who has been four years with the concern as traveller and inside salesman. He is a genial gentleman* who will troat the patrons of the new store well and doubtless make friends rapidly in our growing community. The adver tisement of the Anderson Bros, appoars on another page of to-day’s Enterprise. Mrs. E, G. Libby has retnrned from her summer visit in her old home in the stato of Maine. Mrs. 0. W. Searls left on Thursday for a few weeks visit with friends in Lincoln and Chester, Neb. A. C. Comer got home Thursday from Kansas City, where he had been on a health seeking trip. The opening number of the Epworth Leaguo lecture course will be presented next Tuesday evening, Oct. 8. W. Powell Hale, a monologuist, will entertain with selections from Dickens’ “Christmas Carol.” Old Time Maple Syrup IVc hive the Genuine Article Monarch Maple is put up in Vermont uml is Kuuruutfed to bo absolutely pure. Thu new fall sbipimmt is just in. ('all for Mouareb if you wuut the strait-lit goods. Quarts 60c, Halt Gal. ft.. Gallon $1.90 Tho Mixed Maple “Blends” are also here, at 40c, 75c, and $l.-10 for North ern Woods, or Canada Sap. Maple Sugar, per cake, sc, lOe 20e Always Something Good and New at KIMZEY GROCERY COMPANY Phone 25 Ford T. H. Foley Lumber Co* At the old stand of the Mum Lnier Crapy IF YOU USB GROCERIES it will pay you to call at our store Honest Weight and One Price to All is our motto D. M. Flour $1.35 Rocky Ford Reliance $1.30 Good Potatoes, $1.75 per hundred. Another lot, $1.55 Pure Lard per pound 12 to 16c 3 pkgs Mince Moat 26c White Plume Compound,2olbs $2.26 Largo pail Jolly 60c Boet Sugar, per 100 lbs 6.06 Poaches, gallon 65c 16 pounds for $ 1.00 Apples, gallon 45c Cano Sugar, per 100 lbs 6.25 Blackberr.es, gallon 60c 14 pound for $l.OO Vinegar, per gallon 35c Bost grade uncol. Japan Tea,...60c Table Syrup, per gallon 50c Gunpowder and English Maple and Cano Syrup, gal. $1.45 Breakfast Tea at -.50 to 75c Old Homo Sorghum, per gal —60c Coffee, per pound, 16. 20, 25, 35c 4-lb box Gold Dust 25c 3 pkgs Dr. Price’s Breakfast Fd 25c All kinds of Starch, por pkg. ... 10c 3 pkgs Egg-O-Soo ..25c Sweet Potatoes. 6 lbs 26c Banner Oats 28c Cheese, por pound. 23c Coupon Oats 26c 2'A-\b can Peaches 20c 3 cans Sweet Corn 26c 2 pkgs Grape Nuts 26c 2 cans Tomatoes -26 c Fresh Potato Chips 10c Peas, per can, 10c same sizo others sell for 1 5c Kraut, per can, 10c Evaporated Milk, - .-5, 10, 16, 20c Hominy 10c Oloomargerino-a subtituto Corn Meal" small‘sack 25c for butter, per pound .- ~ 20c 6 bars Soap -—-26 c Rod Salmon. 10 and 15c Pure Maple Syrup, per can 65c Picnic Hams, per pound 12^c Regular Hams, por pound, 17c Best salt Side, per pound 14c Rex sugar cured Bacon, Heavy Bacon, per pound 16c Canvass or not 18c Our Canned Goods best in the City. Our line of canned Meats equal to any found in the city of Rocky Ford. Goat Oil at 15 cents per gallon The best line of Tobacco and Cigars you ever found Qooda delivered Promptly to any part of the City § s DICKENSON & DAVIS R .?TL, NO. IS