Clipped From Evening Sentinel
COLONEL PEYTON'S RESIGNATION. SEVERS HIS CONNECTION WITH POWDER WORKS AS SUPERINTENDENT. For Thirty-Three Years He Has Been In Charge of the Plant. Col. Bernard Peyton has resigned his position as Superintendent of the Powder Works, and with his famly will move to San Francisco. For several days men have been engaged in packing the furniture in the residence now occupied by the Colonel and his family, preparing to shipping it to San Francisco, der Works he has been an important factor in the commercial and manufac- turing development of Santa Cruz. For thirty-three years he has held the position of Superintendent. When he assumed charge the plant was compar- , ntivelv email frivine omnlnvmpnt tn about fifty men. By close study and investigation Col. Peyton Introduced numerous new features until the plant ' is now among the largest in the world, I giving employment at present to over j two hundred men. During the war ! , with Spain as many as four hundred ; men were employed1. Much of the success of the Works is due to Col. Peyton, for he made ths powder known the world over. Of late years he has devoted much attention to smokeless powder, which has largely been used by the Army and Navy. Experts say that the smokeless powder made at the Santa Cruz Works is the best in the world. It was used by our battleships at Manila, and is in use on nearly all of the cruisers. When it is considered that Col. Peyton has been the means of distributing hundreds of thousands of dol- f " v ' v! V ' ' " ' , 1 ""V"' On April 18th Col. Peyton and lars in Santa Cruz, besides giving em-Miss Eugenie Peyton will leave for ployment to hundreds of men a debt of Carlsbad, Germany, to be gone two months. On his return it is said, he will become associated with his son, W. C. Peyton, in a new powder and dynamite plant near San Francisco. The Colonel will leave for San Francisco tomorrow and Mrs. Peyton a few days later. The removal of Col. Feyton and his family is a matter of regret, for through his connection with the Pow- gratitude is due him, He is a gentleman every inch of him, kind-hearted and broad-gauged. He has served on the Board of Supervis. ors, but repeatedly declined higher political honors. Although he will no longer be a resident of Santa Cruz, we are assured that his interest in the progress of our city will be none the less. Who his successor will be has not been learned. of P. of capital.