VOL. 4, NO. 8.
We want to please you and sell
rou goods that you want, so cheap
-hat thej' are iu the reach of every
Look at Ibis Price.
Just Read of It.
1 dozen choice oranges 12 l-2c
Look! Look! !
1 Box fresh choice oranges $225
We Can sell you
everything in the
Cheaper than anyone else
in fact everything including
Carden, Field and Flower
TWO STORES TWO STORES
Cor. Cth and Santa Fe Avc,
202 South Union Ave.
Moses & Allen
$O2 South Union Ave nuc nndCorner of
Sixth and Santa Fe Avc.
GUT RAILWAY TICKETS.
I will give you lower Railway er
Steam ship rates to any part of the Uni
ted States or Europe than can ha had
through any one elae ia Southern Colo
*i 10. Call on or write me for ratea and
will furnish you with all desired infer-
C. L. TINGLE,
Ticket Broker, Pueblo.
South Union Ave. near B Street.
R. A. CROSSMAN,
Criminal Law a Specialty.
Prompt Attention Given to Pension Claims
Room 1 over Postoffice. Pukhi-o.
W. L. Uraiiax, Uiias. E. Saxton,
WESTERN NATIONAL BANK,
Union Ave. and C Street, Puehlo, Colorado
Authorized Capital, - - *250.000.
Paid In Capital, - - - 50,000.
Foil Set ot Teeth
AT DR. STONE’S DENTAL PARLORS,
Rooms 2M-5-6-7, Central Block.
Bridge and Crown work done. Also all
work known to modern dentistry* Prices
aaonable and all work Warranted.
Buy and Bell
hriiture, Carpets Curtains, Olisswire
Queenswar Tinware, etc.
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR HECOND
»09 UNION AVENUE. - - NEAR BRIDGE
F. H. STEWART & CO.
U|*au£acsurers of and dealers in
Buggies and Wagons,
Agricultural Implements of All Kinds. Wan
ton and Buggy Harness.
|of-|of g. UtUON AVI.. 109-104 VIOTORIA AVt..
Tfifrwwt Ho ;> PUEBLO. COLO
CHAS. 0. RICHARDSON,
ZNGINIKK AND SURVEYOR
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The Bessemer Indicator.
P. BYRNES, Editor and Proprietor.
Published Every Haturday at Bessemer.Colo.
Entered nl the Poatofflce at Pueblo, Colo., aa
second elaaa mnttcr.
Price of Subscription.
One Year $1 00
Blx Months 60
To-moriu>w is Easter Sunday.
The legislature adjourns next
Tiie Pueblo Independent, a weekly
newspaper, will appear to-day under
the management of W. J. Jackson.
The only sure tliiug about the
election next Tuesday is that but
one candidate out of three will be
Bessemer needs men at the head
of allairs who can and will push her
along. The times demand the elec
tion of able, energetic men.
The advice of the politicians to go
early to the polls and vote often has
not heeu given since the inauguration
of the new system of voting.
Inasmuch us J. T. West and Har
ry Hart have never done anything to
recommend them to re-election they
should be downed. Vote against
Br recent act of the legislature
change of residence can be made by
voters up till the day of election,
providing the elector has not moved
out of the precinct. This is a step
in the right direction.
Ik you want to vote a straight
ticket put an X directly beneath the
emblem on the ticket. If you vote
a mixed ticket place the X after
each name of each candidate for
whom you desire to vote, omitting it
from beneath the emblem. Don't
scratch names or the ticket will be
A new G. A. It. post of all the
ex-soldiers of Bessemer and Pueblo
is to bo .organized in Pueblo next
Thursday evening. Department
Commander Kennedy will be present
and he desires all those who are
members of some post at a distauce
to get transfer cards so that they
can come into the new organization.
This is the proper move and should
be a successful one. The call is
published in this issue.
Never miss an opportunity to say
a good word for Bessemer. There is
much in talk. Well directed talk
will build factories, business blocks,
residences. It will make this a city
of 10,000 in les9 than two years.
If the people here would follow the
example of the Kansas town builders
and lose no opportunity to say a
good word for their town and for
one another, they would be surprised
at the beneficial results.
The viaduct bond transaction
whereby the city paid the Uullen
Bridge Co- $250 interest on bonds
that had never been transferred to
that company has been tho all ab
sorbing topic of conversation
this week. The action of the council
in allowing the interest is univer
sally denounced and explanations
ure demanded on all sides, it was
a strange piece of business to say
the least to allow interest on those
SIO,OOO bonds for a half year when
they had not been transferred to the
Bullens, a demand never having
been made for them.
When the contract for building the
viaduct was let to the Bullen Bridge
Co. it was with the understanding
that the Bullens should take the
bonds at face value at five per cent
per annum, they to pay for the blank
bonds, the cost of advertising, en
gineering, the plans and spec
ifications. Such being the agre«p
ment why did tbe council proceed to
hire J. C. Bland of Colorado Springs
to do the engineering, paying him
SSOO for his services? Why get
this work done several months ago
and no move yet being nqade towapi
commencing work on the structure?
According to the terms of contraot
the Bullens should be allowed to
hire their own engineer instead of
the town advancing his fee of SSOO.
True, the money will srfme day be
withheld from the proceeda of the
bonds, but when? And why
the tofq bp qqt of the qse of sftQo
for qeveral months. Such Wh
flnancierifig will blaet the political
hopes of any n»ao, aud R*njr
asd J. Y. Weal were parties to the
tease set! on. .Voters of the let and
THE ANNEXATION BILL.
House bill No. 527, introduced by
Mr. Wicks by request, providing for
the annexation of contiguous towns
or cities, passed the house last Mon
day; Mr. Wicks himself lighting the
bill to the last. The original bill has
been so changed that the author
could scarcely recognize it, the
amendment which so infuriated the
lion of the Pueblo delegation being
that whieh changed the number of
petitioners. The original bill pro
vides that whenever not fewer than
200 tax-paying electors in any town
or city asking to be annexed to any
contiguous town or city, sign a
petition to that effect, filing the same
with the city clerks of each town
respectively, then the proper author
ities shall submit the question to the
voters of such towns or cities. The
amendment reduces the number of
petitioners to twenty-five, the pe
tition to be filed with the clerk of
the county court and the election
may be ordered to be held at the
next regular electiou or at a special
election, the result to be decided by
a majority vote. This changes the
whole plan and if the bill pass the
senate will cause mi endless trouble.
The contest will assume iu a measure
the phase of the old fashioned
county seat lights. Twenty-five tax
payers enu be found or bought iu
any city, Bessemer being no excep
tion, to file such petition and the
excitement commences. As they
sa}' in the general assembly, “an
emergency exists.” therefore the
bill as amended should be killed.
Twenty-five is two much of a minor
ity and the mutilated Wicks bill
looks too much like a brother to the
hated Drake bill.
FOR A BOARD OF TRADE.
Is it not possible for you through
the columns of your valuable paper,
to bring before the people the nec
essity of organizing themselves into
a business community for the ad
vancement and interest of the city.
Those who are interested in Bes
semer will be in favor of organizing
a Board of Trade, so that we can pre
sent our industries to the public in
proper light. You say to an Eastern
man that you live in Bessemer, and
he wouders what Bessemer is; he
supposes it is a small suburban town
such us adjoins Pittsburg, Cleveland,
Allegheny City and other large man
ufacturing cities in the east. They
do not know of our fine residences,
beautiful streets, and a pay roll
amounting to one hundred and
thirty thousand dollars paid out
every thirty days. We should organ
ganizc ourselves, and induce stores
and other industries to come to our
city. Pueblo, and all other import
ant cities, have a Board of Trade to
advertise their advantages and in
duce capital to come to them, then
why not Bessemer? Banks and
other business houses will follow, and
you will be surprised to see the ad
vantage of an institution of this kind.
Let the people know we arc alive and
and full of energy.
J. E. Miles.
Mr. Miles is on the right track.
The question of organizing a Board
of Trade was discussed to some ex
tent several months ago but fell
through. It should be revived, and
if Mr. Miles with others will push
the matter it would be a great ad
vantage to the city. Bessemer must
let the world know that it is some
thing more than a suburb of Pueblo.
The voting place iu the Ist ward
will be at Perlet’s store; 2nd ward
city hall; Brd ward, hose house No.
8; 4th ward, hose bouse No. 2.
STEEL WORKS SPARKS.
Several of the men who indulged
too freely In the intoxicants last pay
day qre laid off and will be re
installed only by taking the Keeley
Howard L. Smith, manager of the
steel works department of the
Keeley Institute resigned his posi
tion and on Monday left for Bloom
ington IU. where he Intends to re
Take the jag or quit your job, is
the order throughout the works to
the too ardent follower* Ef^batiuV
kfowety, a boiler maker who
went to Oakland California a year
ago has retqrnedj and mgy go h*ck
to tug qjd Jqtfc
Sam Sheriff, one of the rpU tqrn
«n, quit bis Job and Tuesday night
left for Chicago. oam Is a faod
workman and the null loses a faith
. - ■ "j „
BESSEMER, COLORADO, SATURDAY, APRIL J, 1893.
PADL WILSON DRY GOODS CO
Main ami Sixth Streets.
Is crowded with orders
now-a-days. This Firm
not only carry fine Millin
ery but make a specialty of
medium and low priced
Goods. Get your new
spring Hat or Bonnet at
Wilson’s, get tho right style
and save money.
A few Words About Each of
Charles F. Colvin, republican candi
date for mayor, was born in Union Co.,
Indiana, near Richmond in 1857. In
1872 ho removed to Topeka, Kansas,
where he engaged in the baggage de
partment of the A. T. AS. F. R. R.
where ho remained until 188", when lie
was sent to Pueblo to take charge of
the baggage department of the Pueblo
Union Depot Co. as general manager.
Mr. Colvin has resided at 830 Evans
avenue since 1880, owning a valuable
house and being a heavy taxpayer on
other property, 110 is a Hober, in
lustrious young man and if tho ro
iponsihilty of the mayorship ho thrust
upon him he will fill tho position with
ibility and fidelity. Wherever known
he has tho confidence of all, which is n
very good recommendation. You wi 11
bo on the right track by throwing off
your coat and working for him, a
straightforward, conscientious citizen,
and make him tho next mayor of Bes
C. L. Funk, familiarly known as
“Chris,” the popular young clerk at the
Colorado Trading Company’s store,
was the unanimous choice ot the re
publican convention, a “send oil” for
which he has reason to be proud ns it
was an expression of tho good will of
Ilia party. Chris has many friends
throughout the city, who will support
him regardless of politics and he is
considered tho surest man up for office.
Though a republican ho is not n
partisinn and this fact will make him
votes on the outside. Honest and up
right, n good accountant and business
man, the honor of the city treasurer
ship might well be intrustod to him,
and will be a mark of the esteem in
which he is hold by the city at large.
Give him your vote.
ALDERMAN 1ST WARD.
Sol Fisher is tho man from the Ist.
He is the coming man because of his
popularity and because of his well
knowD business ability. There will be
plenty of work for tho next council to
do and each ward should see to it that
none but men of business activity and
sound financial views be elected.
There is usually nn uncertainty as to
what sort of a representative a man
will make, but the voters of No. 1 have
no apprehension. They feel that Sol
Fisher is the man for whom they have
been looking and will roll up a big
majority for him on election day.
ALDERMAN 2ND WARD.
Tho republicans of the 2nd wnrd
after much casting about decided that
D. 11. Evans is about tho best candi
date for alderman that could be select
ed. Mr. Evans is engaged in the rail
department of the steel works and has
made a host of friends among his co
workers who will giVe him their solid
snpport. The steel works men are
not heavily represented anti without re
gard to politics they will support one of
their number, especially when he is a
good selection and a man who would
look out for the best interests of the
city. None can deny that Mr. Evans
is a first-dais citizen and would work
faithfully for his wnrd and the good of
the city at large. Vote for him*
ALDERMAN 3RD WARD.
The third ward would be ably
represented by selecting R. M. Qunckon
bush, the well known grocer. It was
only after the most urgent solicitation
that he consented to tho nomination of
nldermnn, blit his orectutlve and
business ability were sufficient recom
mendations for his friends to force the
nomination upon him. Mr. Quackait
bush possesses the qualifications nec
essary to make him a useful member of
the council. While the good of the
whole town would be looked after, the
people out by the lake and in the
western part of his ward weuld receive
the attention to which they are en
titled but which has so long been de
t«i«d them. He should be elected.
ALDERMAN 4TH WARD.
As a faithful, energetic, intelligent
public official J. V. Leithead proved his
worth when a member of the late
board of trusteee. A good financier, a
believer in economy and yet alwayt
public spirited be made oqh C\f the best
(tqstqqe’(tje town ever: had and should
be elected by a big majority on the
re wrd made. It was owiqg tq
persietfnur that koee oompany No. 3
organized, giving protection from
fire toihe iakeeide people, and it wee
largely owing to bis endeavor that the
viaduct bonds were voted. J. V. Leith
beed never shirks his duty end the
retire of the 4th ward will be fertnmate
to here hfceee 4 repraeentetiv*.
P' or Solo!
All Houses and Lots in this Addition for sale
on Easy Payments. Land under the Bes
semer Ditch for Sale or Rent.
O. M. LADD, I
Room 2r, Union Depot.
ARE YOU ALIVE
To the fact that we are selling
30-foot clothes line 5c Collar buttons, tloz. 4<-
3 hold mouse trap 5c Tacks, paper lc
.Machine oil 5c Matches, 32 j- xe
A good tnalahle iron, heavy retinnod Adraantino pins, paper r
acid proof lemon squeezer 15c
A Full Line of Novels by the Very Best Authors.
EVANS AND SUMMIT AVES, 11 • 1 ’EKLET.
Ser W. I I eit.lc'r’tA
COMPLETE SPRING STOCK
Those sio. Suits arc Beauties, ami Boys' $2. amt
$3. Suits can’t be beaten for the Money.
R. HEITLER, 309 Santa Fe Ave.
The total number of votes cast at
the city election one year ago was
508, of which number Ist ward cast
143, the 2nd 138, the 3rd 120 and the
4th 180. The fourth is therefore the
On account of failure to register
tho vote will he light in proportion
to the population, ft is now well
known that a large number have
failed to comply with the registra
Ilarry Hart voted to move the
town coiv yard Into tho midst of
the finest portion of the municipality
The people will have an oppor
tunity to express themselves on the
bond busiuess next Tuesday and
two candidates for re-election will
bo lost In the shuttle.
Politics are an unknown quantity
and always will be so long as all the
candidates can get a promise of
support from the same man. The
time was when a man could by a
little smooth work fulfill a pledge of
this kind but this was before the
inauguration of the little stall.
Don’t vote for a fossil and don’t
vote for a spendthrift. A back
number man has no business in the
council and a man who has no idea
of values has no business In the
Hern is a problem: If the $ 10,000
viaduct bonds draw five per cent
interest before they are sold what
will be the probable rate of interest
when they are duly disposed of:
E. P. Price is seeking the position I
of pound master, subject to the j
will of the next council. Mr Price
is the man for the place and lias
friends by the score in all parties
who will rejoice to see h*m succeed.
How ephemeral is power. Only
one short year has slipped away and
vet some of the heavy aldermen
have “busted” like soap bubbles;
and the crash has not come yet.
Frank Johnson has been made
chairman of the democratic cen
tral committee and Is working act
ively for tho success of his ticket.
Frank Is young and energetic and
takes to politics like a duck to
water. The central committee
made a good choice in liis selection.
Now that J. E. Jones has left the
city for good the now council will
have an aldermauic vacancy to fill
In the 2nd ward. His selection will
depend altogether on who the lucky
candidate will he and so there is
no use In speculating for a while.
Judge Willaner for tho republican,
Frank Johnson for the democratic
and I. I). Jessup for the people's
party, are central chairmen of tho
three respective parties who are
working like grangers for tho suc
cess of their tickets.
D. W. Hartnett is confined to his
room a part of the time on account
of nn attack of la grippe, and is pay
ing but little attention to how the
•lection Is going. A sick man and
politics make uncongeninl cpqi
Borne evil minded prevaricator
having started the report tlmf'scab’’
labor was employed on the Dempsey
—Langdon block, J. K. Dempsey
wishes to say through these columns
that not a lick of work was done
exoept by union labor from the
ground up. The stone work, the
brlok work and . the carpenter,
work was all done by union men
aa every contractor and mechanic
in Bcsaaner or Pueblo knows.
Fresh Garden, Grass and
Flower seeds. Comeearly
Gasoline only 15 cents a
C. H. Quackenbusli k Son.
People’s Parly T ickct
\\\ N. WILLIAMS.
For Alderman First Wnrd,
For Alderman Second Ward.
For Alderman Third Ward,
A. H. IIAKBR.
For Alderman Fourth Ward,
O. A. LEE.
C. F. t oLVIN.
t . L. FUNK.
For Alderman First Wnrd.
For Alderman Second Ward.
D. 11. EVANS.
For Alderman Third Ward,
It. M. ql’.M KEN RUSH.
For Alderman Fourth Wnrd,
.1. V. I.EITIIEAI>.
J. K. DEMPSEY.
11. D. FOSTER.
For Alderman FJrst Wnrd.
For Alderman Second Wnrd,
For Alderman Third Ward, *
J,. E MILES.
For Alderman Fourth Ward.
J. T. WEST.
If you want your clothes cleaned
aad repaired, send a postal to 1225
Evans Ave., and I will call for them. !
P. H. McCurdy. I
The Correct Kal.
Quality, Style, Service.
G. L. L. Gaan Mercantile Co.,
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES
Are individual safes constructed or selected drill proor steel
and desigi ed foi tl f< • epin jo 1 Diamonds, Jewelry Ab
stracts, Deeds, Insurance policies, Money and Valuables of all
kinds. Owing to their superior construction and location in
the strong vault or the American National Bank they afford a
protection not offered by the ordiuury safe. The owner of one
of these safes enjoys the privilege of keeping valuables in a safe
place known only to himself. Any person can rent one of
these safes by applying to this department of the—
AMERICAN - - NATIONAL - - BANK
T. W. LYN( 11.
CORNER OF EVANS AND SUMMIT AVENUES. BESSEMER.
Dealer in Wall Paper Paints, Oil, Glass, Varnish and Brushes
Paper- Hanging, Kalsominingand Glazing done on
sill IVork Guaranteed.
We will give
TWO SPECIAL PRIZES
Of one SGO Gold Watch and Medal to the first and second
Pueblo riders finishing in the great Denver Cyclists’ Un
ion 2S mil*- handicap, -tr-aight away road race on Decor
ation day, May 30, at Denver.
Wealsoglveas JTJ [> >T ppj Z JJ >
One full nickeled Victor Flyer safety bicycle to the first man
over the tape in the same race.
There will be 200 entries and 5 o prises.
Overman Wheel Co.
ROBERT GERWING, Malinger. 012 Santa EeAve.
HAMILTON, & QO.,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
Plans and specification, rurnished on application and
Call at No. 000 Arroya Avenue, Bessemer.
D " 0111,11 - D.F. URMY, *«* N. D H ns;
PUEBLO NATIONAL BANK.
P'JEBLO, - . COLORADO.
PAID UP CAPITAL, $250,000.
j I ’ 01?EIOX AN * D DOMESTIC I' XCII AXfIE BOUGHT AND SOLD
-lame* L. I.oinl.ftnl. t. \ Hinnn. m ti
I „ _ ... ... ,l,n Tlios. Thompson.
hH .-r J. K. shlrem.c.
*'■ ■'"'■■■ J - »- - K. D. M1n.d.1.,
J. J. LANGDON.
J las Rare Bargains in Houses ami Lois
ui Bessemer. Choice Garden tracts under
Ditch, fenced, and cultivated last year,
sold on easiest hind of terms.
Abstracts of Title prompty furnished.
No 8 East C Street, Back or Westei n National Bank, Pueblo.
HEADLIGHT FEED STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Hay, Grain, Flour and Feed,
Headquarters for Natural Ice.
E. G. DONLEY, Proprietor.
TELEPIIOXE 185. Between Union and Victoria Avenues.
The Perfection Steam Laundry.
Will open about May Ist at the corner
of Victoria avenue and C Street under
the name of
THE PUEBLO LAUNDRY-
Everything ncut and clean and all work first class. Hoods
called for and delivered to any part of Pueblo or Bessemer.
WORMLEY & MURTHA, Propr’s.
(VAPAIMAC eeran D)CBnl T 1 "' 0 any prices, but he permits
jflUll lllu* n " onp lo L " na for n BIG
DOLLAR than he dm■> He is in THE LEAD and intends
t.. stay there Don't ask questions, but drop in and see him. You will call again
ROUTT AVENUE, NEAR SUMMIT
MESA FRUIT STAND
For Fresh Fruits and Confectioneries of all kinds, Ci
gars, Tobaccos, Cider and a variety of goods kept at
a first-class stand, go to—
.JOHN IT. PLEIS, t: az?
Corner Union and Ahrtendo Avences, PUEBLO, COLO.
That, is what everybody knows our store to be—a great General store
where you can get anything in household use in the way of Grocer
ies, Provisions, Canned goods. Meat and Oysters, and such ar
ticles ns Hardware, Glassware. Tinware, Cbinawnre, Dry
goods and Clothing. Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,
Etc., Etc. Wc thank you for your custom, and
Herrrjarj Sc St) loss.
BESSEMER DRUG STORE.
A full line of fresh drugs always on hand. Prescription* care*
fully compounded either day or night. Give me a calL
w.p. swartz, pßonuiro
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