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The Family Skeleton DID YOU KNOW THAT Canon City used to have a Chinese section situated about where the main business section now is? There were laundries galore. Some of these could be seen fifoni the Webster residence on Greenwood avenue, and one day Ruth Webster saw a man stealing clothes from k Chink’s line. She whistled and hollereu until the Chinks were attracted, and the clothes were saved and the man captured. The fl-st building erected on 'the site of Canon City is still extant? It is the log cabin situated in wnat is now called Rudd park, and is on the alley to the rear of Sixth and River streets. Anson Rudd, later governor of Colorado, lived in it. The house is to be restored to its former condition and preserved as a historical relic of the early days. The Hot Springs hotel, now practi-1 cally in ruins, was at one time a fash ionable and popular hostelry to which people from all over the East and West came rest and recuperate? Many a Canon City swain (now' bald headed and with bunions on his feet) used to take his lady love to dinner at this resort, and it was indeed quite a treat. A large number of people were cured of various kinds of diseases by the baths in the iamous mineral water. The D. & R. G. railroad used to be a narrow gauge all through this sec tion, clear to Pueblo, and for many years after the broad guage line was put in the narrow geuge was still re tained so that stock shipments and freight from the Marshall pass line would not have to be transferred at S&lida, but could be pulled into Pueblo and there transferred. This c-iird rail was torn up along about 1910 or 1912. The old Pueblo & Arkansas Valley Railroad Company, the predecessor of the Santa Fe Railroad Company, is still a corporate entity That its board of directors is still existent and that once a year its members come to Canon City in a special car and bold their annual meeting to comply with the law? The P. & A. V. Railroad Company has no tangible or visible as sets of any kind. That City Clerk H. C. Webster came to Canon City from New „ersey in 1875, the year after the D. & R. G. railroad was built here, and that he has been a continuous resident of the community ever since Mr. Weoster was one of the Santa Fe engineers that located the route thorugh the Royal Gorge during the famous “rail road war” 39 years ago. He helped survey the town of Cleora, near Sa- Jida before the ChafTee county metrop olis was ever dreamed of. He as sisted in mapping out the first rail road grade over Marshall pass and was at one time a surveyor at Albu querque. N. M. Mr. Webster was chief clerk at the penitentiary under Wardens Smith, McLister, Hoyt and Cleghorn and, for a part of the time under the administration of Warden Martin. That John Chetelat. superintendent j of Canon City’s waterworks system, was one of the pioneer settlers of the Wet Mountain valley? Mr. Chetelat isas born at Baltimore, Md.. but re moved with his parents to Woodford county, 111., when a boy. He came to Colorado and established himself in the Wet Mountain valley in 1874. four years after Gen. Wulstein had emi grated there at the head of a large party of German colonists from Chi cago. While not one of the original “colonists,” Mr. Chetelat, perhaps, knows more s about Gen. Wulstein’s ambitioiy* and enterprises than any body now living in Canon City. The First Methodist Episcopal church used to be located on the cor ner where Frank L. Smith’s store is now situated? It was moved away IS or 18 years* ago to make room for the beautiful building which now occu pies the site. Mr. Smith who, by the way. was secretary and treasurer of 1 THE AUTOCRAT OF THE SHAVING 1 WORLD I THE GREATEST BOON TO USERS OF 1 THE GILLETTE SAFETY RAZOR IS j THE TWINPLEX STROPPER « because it lengthens the life of a blade, gives the user a 8 sharp blade at all times and makes possible a smooth, com -7 forting shave. I The first cost is small and it soon pays for itself in the I saving it makes in the number of Gllette blades required. THE TWINPLEX STROPPER “MAKES THE SHAVING AND THE SAVING ALL VELVET” Investigate today. (HE liUTCHELL&EGiJERS DRUGCO THE STORE Kti in< Mein Ms Mkm C#n*n 7» V - wannui' r. 'MMRmm the M. E. Sabbath school for 10 yeais, bought the church and the lots aud gave the church and the lots to S. A Van Buskirk if he would,. remove it. The Newton Lumber Company used to have a lumber* yard on the corner where the Biggs block is now. There had been a lumber yar*l there foi many years, belonging to one firm and then another. When the Newton Lumber Company occupied the site Mis. Frank P. Smith, then Bessie Bowlby, was the bookkeeper and office manager. Lyman Robison got his idea for the beautiful circular display windows in the two stores in the Annex block while on a trip to Europe. He had the block in mind when on the Euro pean trip and gathered many sugges tions for It while away. There is nothing like the two windows any where in the southern part of the state, and only one or two in Denver. I William W. Wallace used to travel : with a circus as an expert bandsman. He was also in the show game, and has made most of tne towns of the nation with one aggregation or an other. He settled in Canon City lany years ago, but even yet some of the old-timers with whom he worked, who were young men in those days, come through here with an outfit. The first cabin erected in Colorado by a citizen of the United States was built within the confines of what is now Canon City? Such a structure was reared by orders of Capt. Zebulon Pike between Soda Point and the eastern portal to the Royal Gorge in the summer of 1807 for the protection of the men and horses of his military command during the winter of 1807-8. Capt. Pike was sent by the govern ment on an exploring expedition into the Rocky Mountains for the purpose of finding the source of the Red river, and made his rendezvous here for sev eral months while endeavoring to lo cate the headwaters of that stream. The old cabin, or “cache,” as the mili tary records denominated it, disap peared many years ago, and its exact locality is not known. The members of Gen. Marion chapter. Daughters of the American Revolution, discussed the matter a few years ago of erecting a tablet on the approximate site to commemorate this historic event. Capt. Pike, afterwards a colonel in the United States army, was killed in the War of 1812. That the north side of the Arkansas river was Lounisiana and belonged to France previous to 1802 when it wa3 purchased from Napoleon Bonaparte by the United States government. Un til after the Mexican War of 1847 the territory on the south side of the Ar kansas river, extending westward to the Pacific coast, was a part of the re public of Mexico. A Mexican village occupied a part of the site of what it now South Canon when Capt. Pike came to Colorado in 1807. It dated back to 1795, according to tradition. That Capt. Pike and a few of his troopers crossed the Arkansas river somewhere in the vicinity of what is now Texas creek, and were the first Americans to enter the Wet Mountain valley. * Unconscious that he had ! crossed into Mexico and that he had incurred the hostility of the people of that country in doing so. Capt. Pike brought unexpected trouble upon him self and his men. After suffering hardships in the Wet Mountain valley from cold weather and deep snows, during which several of his men were frozen to death, Capt. Pike and his followers were captured by Mexican soldiers and conveyed to Santa Fe where they were' imprisoned until the government at Washington was able The first job Ralph Wann ever had was working for J. C. Mitchell, for merly of the Mitchell cigar store, who then ran a cigar store and pool room in a building on the site of the present Fu’ton market in the city of Pueblo? W. H. Dozier introduced the popu lar La Confession cigar into this ter l ritory. He was then traveling for the Morey Mercantile Company of Denver .and he got the cigar started throughout this section of Colorado l? - '‘Jr. The Caaon City Record, Thursday, September n, 1919. 20 years ago, and it is still a popular seller? Col. J. D. Russell used to he a sailor and sailed the briny deep for many moons. He was in several shipwrecks on the Pacifis coast. He followed the sea in the days w r hen there were many sailing boats, and he knows what it is to trim a sail in the face of a mighty gale. W. P. Taggart was at one time a clerk in a freight office, and used to make out bills by the thousands nearly every day That is where he learned to w'rite in the style so peculiar with railrt)ad dispatchers, telegraphers and freight office men? Joe Anderson did the clerking In the store that he now owns with W. P. Taggart. That was in the days when G. R. Tanner and son Charlie, were at the helm? SOCIETY Mrs. Arthur Wilson entertained a number of ladies at a sewing party at her home yesterday afternoon. The house was beautifully decorated with yellow flowers, the color scheme of yellow and white was also carried out in the luncheon. During the after noon Mrs. Arthur Know!ton and Mrs. Fred Reiter rendered several piano solos. Those who were bidden to en joy the afternoon were Mrs. J. F. Myers, Mrs. Stanley J. Roberts, Mrs. Fred Reiter, Mr®. Turner Knowlton. Mrs. Arthur Knowlton. Mrs. Lou De Vol, Mrs. W. S. Evans, Mrs. Clyde Tur ner, Mrs. Roy Turner and Miss Som ner. Mrs. Clyde Turner entertained at four tables of five hundred last night at her home on Rudd avenue for her guest. Miss Meroah Work of Okla homa. Mrs. Harry Bowen was awarded prize for high score and Miss Marie Prescott consolation prize. The house decorations and luncheon were carried out in the yellow and white color scheme. The members of the Queen Esther Sunday school class of the First Bap tist church, who have birthdays dur ing the months of July and August, are entertaining the members of the class at a sewing party at the home of Mrs. Joseph Wa’ton on Fourth and River streets this afternoon. There will be about 50 people present, and the Mesdames June Emmerson Fred rickson and Roy A. Turner and Miss Maurine Hubbard will assist. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bowen and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wann chaperoned; about 15 couple of young people at a dancing party given at the home of Mr. and Mrs Wann. tenth street and Macon avenue, last night. Lemonade was served during the evening and music was furnished by Miss Dorothy Lewis. Mr. and Mrs. Lou Devol, Mr. and Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Hilda Wilson. Miv and Mrs. A. E. Wilson and Mr. Geiger were guests at a birthday dinner given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wilson yesterday in celebration of Mrs. Hilda W’llson’s birthday. A beau tiful birthday cake was cut and the dinner carried out in pink and white color scheme. Mrs. Turner Knowlton entertained a number of ladies at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Knowlton last night. Refreshments were served and a so cial time enjoyed. PARTINGS AND FAREWELLS. * (Continued from Page One.) water w'orks, its electric light and power and also its s teet railway sys tem are municipally owned. It is dif ficult to recall many cities of the size of Lethbridge where the water works, electric light, electric power, street railway system and the long distance and local telephone systems are ex clusively in the hands of the authori ties. Of course you can easily find an argument over the benefits of city owned and government owned public utilities anywhere you go even in Lethbridge. Lethbridge Is the gateway for the many thousands of Americans who come up from Montana and find homes in all parts of Alberta. % BORN TO MEASURE SUITS sa s TO $5O Twentyflve years’ experience In taking measures. Everything guaranteed. We cin please yon. ~~ . it » Instant Interviews MISS A. R. RAYNOLDS—PeopIe In Canon City do not appreciate the beauty of Canon City’s scenic driven The colorings in the mountains west of the Skyline drive are not surpassed toy Ye lowstone Park in variety, but they are not quite so brilliant in shad ing as those of Yellowstone. Having been in many places in Colorado, 1 'can safely say that the climate here is not surpassed elsewhere in the state. In all -my traveling I have never failed to boost Canon City. C. C. PATTON—Back in Ohio they are still parceling out sugar. No family can buy over 2% pounds at a time. The dealers get only a 100- pound sack at a time. The reason Is j that '.hat section of the country iH j short on sugar and so far it has been impossible to increase the supply. Peaches are selling by tne bushel at $4 back there. When I was a boy they sold at 25 cents. LLOYD EGbERS—I have heard so much about Monte Vista that I went over there a few weeks ago to look the town over. It certainly is a lively little town and is rapidly growing, there being as many as 50 new houses being built. However, the sad part of it is that most of them are being jcheaply constructed, that Is, tne poorer grade of material is being used. FRED HUBERT—Dealers in film.-' and kodak supplies all over the coun try are having a great deal of diffi culty in getting enough to supply their trade. Some firms have been entirely ,out for several weeks. Increased de mand and the fact that the factories could not make up their usual summer stock during last winter, due to labor shortage, is the cause of all the trouble. CLAUDE SINGER—The Fifth and Main streets site is a spendld location for the new postoffice. It Is centrally located, is on Main street and is con venient from all points. RAY C. BACON—The spoilage at the canning plant this year has been nil. The percentage of loss from this cause is so little in comparison with the thousands upon thousands of cans of fruit and vegetables produced that it can hardly be computed. EDNA ANDERSON—I am very much pleased with Canon City both as a place to live and as a business point. In fact, I like it so well that I have purchased property here. ARCH STOCKDER—After an ab sence of two or three years I was greatly surprised at the change in Canon City. It is as lively and as en I terprising, doing apparently as much jor more business, than any town its | size that I have been in since 1 have , been away. The fact that on Satur j day nights all the room along Main street In the business section is taken | up by parked cars indicates unusual ! prosperity. | TOM’ PARKER—The new comfort stations at the municipal camping grounds, which were erected in July, have really paid for themselves al ready in the good will they Lave cre ated for Canon City. Actually hun , dreds of tourists using the camping grounds have told me that they have seldom found such conveniences as are offered here, therefore they have splendid reason to remember Canon City and to recommend it. MISS MARGARET GRAHAM—The tourist trade in our business this year has been remarkable. We have never , experienced so much of it before be-! cause millinery is not something ordi- 1 narily bought by tourists. We givo the Chamber of Commerce much j credit for the increased tourist trade this year because we believe their constant work the past few years to bring the tourists to Canon City was largely Instrumental in the fact that they came this year. DAVID L. ROBi.iON —The man who buys oil s'oek and refuses to sell ! it at a 100 per cent advance has some ! thing the matter with his carburetor, j MRS. E. W. EDDY—Since we tool# over the Strathmore hotel we have ! not had a vacant room one night, and j In fact we nave been forced to turn prospective guests away for lack of 'accommodations. In other words, j there is a great deal of travel and Canon City seems to be getting Its full j share. | RAYMOND GRlMES—Hortown oil, which stock I am Helling, was bid at j $1.25 on the Texas market and there was no stock offered »or sale. Stock in ! a company drilling in a proven fie’e! j with gushers all about, is the easiest thing In the world to sell. MRS. W. F. OTT—Because of *£© scarcity of ice and of cream many Ice \ cream makers have been forced to quit for Jhe time being The scarcity of Ice is unprecedented in the history of the business. L A JONES- —The biggest, crowd 1 ever saw in my life was the Labor Day assemblage at Kansas City The workers there marched for hours and hours befo-e the parade had passed a given point. K. C. is the busiest town In the West, but ! think Denver j is by far the prettiest and certainly offers the most attractions for the. p’easure seeker. C. H. DUNCAN —Tha fact that. manV people do not like condensed cream In their coffee and the impossibility, of keeping fresh cream these days be cause of the scarcity of Ice, is causing many people to take their coffee e'ear. Instead of being objectionable, they find that they like It much better than with cream. It aeema to have a bet ter flavor. Aa a matter of fact to the coffee epicure cream apolia the* taste. Coffee experts never nee cream nor sugar. They always drink It clear They get the full strength and tte finest ffevor that way As a mat - • . ter of necessity, soldiers drink coffee without cream, and many soldiers, after their discharge from ih£ service, follow the practice because they haye learned to like their coffe better that way. ALVA WOOD —Because of a broken wheel the ’bus line has not been run ning regularly to the coal camps the past week. It started out today, sver, on the usual schedtfe. HARRY BOWEN-It looks like President Wilson’s trip over the na tion in behalf of the League ot Na tions has stirred up a merry talk-feat between him and Senate members. ELMER KIER—-Some seven months aeo I cut out smoking, more because I lost my appetite for it than anything else, with the result that I feel better now than I have for years. This is not a testimonial. GEORGE L. BACON—I doubt whether government legislation will bring down the high cost of living or not. In my opinion the rule of supply and demand will still determine th»» prices of foodstuffs regardless of how much legislation, we have. W. W. HUGH ART—The price of Canon City real estate Is fast going up and property will soon be held at Its real value. In fact. I notice now that indch of the property Is selling at just about the right price. H. N. BEECHER—There are sti’l many landmarks of old Canon as I knew her 10 or 15 years ago, but she is a more progressive town with more industry and more activity. I am pleased at the change and glad the town is in such a prosperous condi tion. W. H. THOMAS—-What has become of the old-fashioned "biled” shirt front that used to bear such beautiful decorations painted there by the to* bseco Juice artist? HORANCE POLLARD—The road to Pueblo, between Beaver Creek and Turkey Creek, is in wo awful condi tion. The county commissioners of Puebio county, wno have lurfsdlction over this piece of highway .bedded it with lime rock, but failed to put on any surfacing. The result is that Blue Front Grocery "CLEANEST STORE IN TOWN” REID-MURDOCH BREAKFAST COFFEE PER POUND 45c Up to and including Sept. 20th we will sell at this price. This Coffee is known and sold over most of United States and Canada for its high quality. We bought heavy of it when Coffee was muclj lower than now. We believe it to be equal in-value to many Coffees now selling at 60c per pound. Immediately after date above named we shall ad vance our price, as this Coffee is worth more money. But we let you in on our good deal until then, if the Coffee holds out. And may we whisper in your ear that there are many money-saving prices on high class Groceries at this store? Come in and see, or Phone Canon 260. "BUILD YOUR DINNERS WITH GOOD We sell the right utensils in our Home Goods Department. WIZARD f?rf J ro ; JiRmST Vjl/ ducts rgkf. ALUMINUM WARE < High grade, beautifully pol- FfilllOUS (shed, heavy gauge. for their Stow and aauee pans, convex quality. kettles, cereal cookers, pte pans, tea kettles, etc. "Wizard" Dust Cloth, home size, 28c; auto size, 80c. "OMW” FMAMI7T "Wizard" Triangle Polish ONYX ENAMEL Mops combine strength and du rablllty. *1.28, *l.BO, *1.78. WAKIi " W, * ar<r Pollzh , ~ , .'fit for tho finest varnish We have sold this lino for MR ]l years with a guarantee of sorv- _ wffa III n ° ule> 280 Ice. A handsome three-coat mot- Tg3BT j| an <> quart cane tied brown or heavy steel base. ill *l.OO, half gallon IlffSift jpg cans *1.78, gallon * DINNERWARE K—nJr can , MOO A number ot hanisome pat- "Wlsard" handled Duster* 78a. terns, decorated and plain. All "Wlsard” Wall Duster* for open stock - buy lust what you want and replace the broken vents dust when you sweep, pieces. Dargs carton Me. GOOD HOUSE BROOMS ON SALE 59c These nfe reel snaps. We mapped ’em up. You’ll do sharp-pointed rock stick up ail over it and an autoist endangers four |BO casings every time he drives over it. It is rough and bumpy and is the worst stretch in this section. The Fremont county end Is In good shape, and that part-nearest Pueblo is also fine. HERSCIIEL HORNEY—The town team Idea for Canon City has had 1 s trial and is successful in my opinion.. Canon City should have a first class town team next year, and a Fremont county league, composed of Canon City. Florence and the coal camps cou’d be organized easily, and I am sure-it would work out very we’L JACK M’DONOUGH —There la eulra a little cement work and rough r ast work being done in Canon CUv eral of the older brick “houses are be ing coated with the rough cast ce ment and they look like new places. Their appearance is improved 100 per cent. . J. VICTOR la very hard to get a house in Florence this year The United Oil plant is in creasing constantly in capacity and new improvements are started nearly every month. Oil is being shipped to the refinery in train lots from the Wy oming field almost every day. R. R, MARSH—A representative from Ford’s Kansas City branch was In Florence a day or two ago. and he said that starting October 1. Fjord wou’d furnish dealers in that territory about 70 per cent of the Ford output in self-starting cars. At the dealers in Colorado are only getting one or two self-starters to the carload of eight cars. ♦ MEXICAN KILLED AT PORTLAND TUESDAY Felix Garcia, a Mexican, wis acci dentally killed at Portland Tuesday morning when be fell from a motor cr whioh be was driving and. was nan over by it. The deceased was 30 years of age and leave a wife and three children In Mexico. A coroner*! inquest was held at the undertaking rooms of McCormick A Btout Tuesday afternoon. No arrangements hare yet been made for the funeral.