Newspaper Page Text
The Canon City Record.
VOL. XXXI LEADVILLE PRISONER MADE VERY DRAMATIC GETAWAY Jroptd From Denver Sc Rio Graadc Train Here Wednes day Night While Handcoffcd and Disappeared in the Darkness, Leaving no One —Thought to Have Had a Confederate Convict Shercllff, alias Kid McCoy, recently found guilty in the Lake county district court of murder com mitted lu Leadvllle in 18(3, and sen tenced to imprisonment in the peni tentiary here for twenty-live years, escaped from aherlff Bonner and deputy on the arrival of Denver and Wo Oraade train No. 4, on its arrival a few miautee before its arrival at the Canon City station at 11 o'clock Wednesday night. V. BhercUff was arrested In Michigan for his crime and brought back to Oolorado under a requisition fiom Governor Bucbtel to be triad for bis Odense Just before the .train came to a standstill at the depot, BhercUff. who was handcuffed, is said to have struck the window pane nearest him a blow with bis manacled arms, shat tering the glass Into a thousand pieces. He then lumped out through the window and made his escape la the darkness. iHtsngv lees than a hundred yards from the Eighth street crossing it was two or three minutes before LITTLE SON OF DR. AND MRS. THEODORE ASHLEY IS KILLED Kicked to the Abdomen by Hone m Beaver Perk oe Saaday, Fiealtbij. b riilbiiiitie Trnw It~ el Watch He Died at Heepitel Here efcarl ehaue haMey. eldest son of Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Ashley of Til Whipple svenae, died at Dr. Graves a hospital on North Math street be tween sis and seven o'clock Monday night from peritonitis, following a rupture of the colon resulting from a kick rrom a horse on Beaver Park on Deceased was aged nine years, lour months and fourteen days and was bora la Denver, but had spent the greeter part of his life in this city. Last week Dr. sad Mrs. Ashley and their three children left for a ten dayk camping outing on upper Beaver creek and it was there that the acci dent occurred that resulted so disaa teroualy, although death did not ensue for more than thirty-eis hoars after ward. The unfortunate affair was brought about on Sunday while trying to drive away a horse that had developed urn' great n familiarity with the Ashley camp and Us surroundings. As the ■»i»»i refused to obey the usual ——l— empoyed to frighten stock away from such places the ill-fated boy procured a whip and struck tha horse. r expecting that it would run away as fast an possible. Instead of doing so. however . It whirled about und kicked him lu the abdomen, from which he caffe red greatly. Daspite the boy's agony it was not suspected that the wound inflicted \srae a fatal one, but he was brought home that he might have the benefit of profess tonal treatment. Boon after his arrival at the hospital it wee as certained that tha cam was a serious one and that the only hope of saving the life of the little sufferer was by a surgical operation, which was ac cordingly mads about 6 o’clock Mon SAYS THERE IS NOTHING LIKE IT IN ALL COLORADO Mr. and Mrs. 8. C. Baird and little son, who bad been vtalUaff Mrs. Baird s brother, J. P. Mart, wife and family, for a wash, left tor their home la Indianapolis, lad., on Wednesday. Mr. Baird Is city passenger and tick et agent tor the I 111 sole Central and the Indianapolis Bowthora Railroad —at Indianapolis aad la that eapoefty saaata a great many people who travel through Urn Rooky Moun tain region during the summer season tor rest aad raereatloa. Ha was tak m to all af tha more attractive potato about Qaaou ORr to Mr Mart nod SHto to««. that ha is going tesfi- stneiTvSh^hs the sheriff and his assistant were able to get off the train and start in pur suit of the prisoner, who in tha mean time had made the most of advant age and was nowhere to be seen. The warden or the penitentiary was noti fied of the occurrence and at onoe ordered half a dosen guards out to help in the search for the missing man. but all to no purpose. It Is believed that Shercllff had two confederates; one on the train and the other in this city and that by their assistance he managed to work the rabbit's foot on the officers who had him In charge. A reward of $169 has been offered for the apprehension of the prisoner and it Is thought that he will yet be caught as a sharp look out Is being kept on all mountain roads aad railroad trains throughout the Arkansas valley are being closaly scrutinised in an effort to find the escaped prisoner. Shercllff Is said to be a bad man and will resort to almost say means to make his geta way certain. It will be an extremely difficult matter for him to get out of the state unrecognised. day aftoraooa. It uveal sd the fast that the colon had heea raptured by the blow rrom the horse's hoof and that a fatal termination waa almost inevitable; the realisation of which took place about an hour and u half later. The remains were this morning taken to Wilson's undertaking par lors where they were prepared for burial aad where they will remain until the funeral, the arrangements for which have not yet been announ ced. but which will In all probability occur on Thursday. The friends of the stricken parents extend to them their sympathy in the bereavement that has edme upon them In the sudden and unforeseen death of their beloved son. The Inter ment will be In cemetery. WILLIAMS-SMITH-RICE CO. REMAIN ANOTHER MONTH Owing to their havlnit recently and unexpectedly porch seed the clothing and furnishing stock of Edw. Morlts, and thus nec-es*tt«ttng Mr. Johnaon. the local manager, to remain In Can on until It is sold, this company will alio contlnne Ita doling oat aale of dry gooda at 403 Main attest. Mr. Johnson will oonduct the sales at both stores daring Okie coming month and In order to reduce both stocks an low an ponnlb' e before leaving Canon, even the present low prices will be mode still lower, so low that man. woman or child cannot afford to buy without inspecting their stocks and prices. Read thair Record ads. tor prices actually below manufac turers cost. Tha Wnekly Record Is 11.3* a ysar. lop of tha Royal Gorge, which, ho says has no equal in Colorado. Tha sorts Itself waa a marvel tor which he eould find no language to describe; be declared It to be like Niagara falls and the Yoaesalte valley, too majestic aad wonderful tor verbal description. Mr. and Mrs. Baird also vlstad Crip ple Creek aad ware Immensely Inter ested In everything they saw la the district. Tha marvels of Phantom oaaoa. through whleh the rallroed runs kstwssu this city aad Cripple Crash, appealed strongly to Mmm at the ho tone— of the engineering Wtoch hfiff resulted la ths enagtrnr<jafi of a Han of traaapprtatkm through It My tta advertising whleh ha wtli afro It Mr. Baird hopes to to fin— many tour ists to vMM Canon ORy sent year, that weald not othsrwl— da as. CANON CITY, COLORADO.THURSDAY, OCT., i, 1908. PEOPLE WHO WANT TO VOTE THIS FALL MUST REGISTER If you want to vote at the November election you must be registered, and the sooner you do it the better. Canon City people most go to the court house and register in the coun ty clerk's office before October 17th. Yon must have two witness— who know you. If you voted at the state and county election in November 1(06 you do not have to register again. Now if you have moved since the last election yon must have your ad dress changed on the county clerk's books. If you do this now you do not need any witnesses. If you put it off until later you must take two vouch ers. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION MEETS HERE IN ADJOURNED SESSION TO NAME A COUNTY TICKET Tih! Assemblage Devoid of Anything Resembling Enthus iasm, bat Named a List of Candidates Which Its Members Wia in November —Adjourned Withoot RenfeUoat The Democratic county convention, which met at Florence two weeks ago to select delegates to the state con vention in Pueblo, reassembled in the district court room here today, to nominate a county ticket aad to transact such other business might be brought before it for oonxidera ttost. The officers of the convention elect ed at Florence, presided at today's ss—lsa. Gen. Jos. H. Maupin being chairman, aad Goo. P. Nix. secretary. Tha convention was called to meat at M Cloak this morning. kwt R was aaarty aa boar after that tie— be fore General Maapta rapped tor or der and announced the pnrpoa— of the meeting. As many of the dele gat— from the outside p redacts had not reached here and the rain had saade travel from the country a la borious proposition, a motion was made an adopted that the convention adjourn till 1 o'clock this afternoon to permit the belated delegates an opportunity to get to town, there wae no Inclingtion on the pert of those present to take any unfair ad vantage by reason of their more fa vorable position. The full quota of the Fremont county Democratic convention is 10S delegates, or one for every 36 ballots cast tor Alva Adams for governor, or fraction thereof. Under this plan of apportionment Canon City is en titled to 30 delegates. Florence 20 delegates. South Canon and Lincoln Park 16 delegates. East Canon and Prultmere six delegates; the remain der being divided among the outside precincts. There were (6 accredited delegates present when the convention opened and they were empowered under their Instructions to cut toe votes of toe ala# absent representatives- A committee on rules aad order of busiaes, was appointed by the chair cow ala ting of Judge J. 8. Schweigert at Canon City, Richard Goodhead of Rockvale and Mayor W. F. Gleason of South Canon. It was but a tow minutes In formulating its report, which was adopted without change, whereupon without unnecessary fuss or f—there, the convention got down to b—ln—s by calling for nomiua- Haws. Joseph Rsser. the pree—t Incum bent of the office, w— placed in nom ination tor therm by Judge J. G. Schweigert and his candidacy duly seconded. Other nominations were —Her tor. but as none were forthcoming they were declared closed and Mr. leaser wae given the endorsement of the convention by acclamation. George P. Nix, the present oounty clerk and recorder .eras renominated for that office by General Maupin aad was made the nominee of the conven tion by acclamation. Dr. T. B. Moors was nominated tor the office of county treasurer by Mrs. Katherine B. Bell, which w— anaal aeoasly concurred in aad he w— de clared the party. nominee. The first office tor which there w— any —a tost waa the a—se—rehip. tor which A. H. B—ly of Canon City, prases tad the name of J. W. A eg—tine of Fruit mere. aad Prof—r Howler of Flor ence. pres—ted toe name of S. K. Jena tags of Hardscrabble. A ballot waa toh— aad toe roeelt wag dto aatrow to toe tormer: Mr. Jeaglgga —salving M rot— ta Us opps—*•» 48. Mr. Jsualaffi waa fisetorafi to be (he chat— of too eoaveattoo aad will mo appear upon too party ttchat slur Moore, oa bohaW of toe same of t. P. Baa dare of Fto—nco, WEEKLY If you are snre about your registra tion better go up to the clerk’s office and ask about it In South Canon. Lincoln Park, But Canon and the country precincts it is differ—t. In these precincts regis tration will be made on Oct. 13th, and Oct 37th. On these days all you ba te do is to hand your name and ad dr—s into the election judge at the polling place. The only other day yon can register lb these country pre cincts is Nor. 2nd bnt on this day yon must take two vouchers with you so it will —ve trouble to get your name on the books Oct. 13th or Oct. 27th. for the office of county judge, and as nobody elap seemed to want the position he Was given the nomina tion by scclaßnUon. One of the Son testa of tha conven tion w— tor eeenty superintendent of schools; flrogtrr Moore presenting the candidacy of Mi— Mabel Curran, of Ooaldalo, and General Maupin that of MMs M. Belle Minor, of tote city. On a ballot bring taken it w— found that Mi— Curran had SS rot— aad Ml— Mia— 46- Tke faaaiedt f—tare of tha pro polltics. fhy^o— gate" When Mr. O K—fWs party afflUatkms were announced to the convention he was dropped like a hot potato aad the nomination given to A. B. McFall of Florence. Mr. O’Keefe was not only Ineligible on account of his Re publicanism, but It w— stated on the floor of the convention that be would not make too race against him. em ployer, Chas. L Mitten, the Republi can nomin— tor the surveyorship. For coroner there were two aspir ants. Dr. W. C. Stevenson and Dr. S. A. Sutorlus, both of Florence. The pis— went to the latter by a rote of TS to 14. Prof. Durfee of Florence, was of fered a place oa toe oounty ticket representative in toe general as sembly without opposition, and, it is presumed that he will accept. For state senator Dr. Sanford Bell of Lincoln Park, aad J—eph W. Burk hart of Floraace. were placed in nom ination. There appeared to be some question on toe part of some of the delegatee whether Dr. Bell was a Democrat or not and that fact, no doubt, was InfloenUal in giving too honor to the other man. at any rate, when the ballots were counted it was found that Mr. Burkhart had received g; —Ha wad Dr. Bail only » rot—. Fttr county commissioner from the First district W. H. I-a Grange, who aow holds (hat office. was nominated without oppositlon. For county commissioner from toe Third district the names of W. R. Al dretl and W. H. Plgg were placed be fore the convention. The pla— went to Mr. Aldred by a majority of *6 rot—; he receiving 60 vot— to Mr. ptgg's 40 rot—. Senator Moore of Florence. Gen eral Maupin of this city aad W. H. Trout, also of this city, were nominat ed for members of fhe state central committee, but toe Dully Record re porter did not wait In to# convention hall long enough to as—rtaln who was elected. Fremont county ta only entitled to two members on the state central committee, and General Wsepia declined the honor of serving in that capacity. It is presumed the others were choc—. The conventlon adjourned without pasting any resolutions MEETING OF HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY NEXT SATURDAY There will be a meeting of the Fre mont County Horticultural Society at the court house lu this city at 1 o'clock neat Saturday afternoon aad ail members, wall fruit growers gen—ally, ere requested to he pree —t bustome of teaportaa— will be pr—ted fer enasHsrsfteu There have be— no meetings of tbs horti cultural enduty tor several months. Go aad a— sad hear "Mg OU1" Taft, D—ver, Otosher 1; good ta raters Oe tob— 3rd. MU round trip. SPITZER & CO. WILL TAKE REMAINDER OF BOND ISSUE Toledo, Ohio, Bankers Consider oar Municipal Pledges Gilt-Edged and Subscribe for Stxty-FfVe Thoa sand Dollars Worth More of Local Water works Securities at 9ft Cents A special meeting of the city coun cil was held Wednesday night and $65,000 worth more of municipal wa terworks bonds sold to Spitzer & Com pany, bankers of Toledo, Ohio, who had previously bought $225,000 worth of these securities as an investment. For the original purchase 97 cents on the dollar was paid, which was considered a good sale at the time, in ▼iew of the financial trouble and un certainty then prevailing. A. L. Spitzer, senior member of the banking firm alluded to, arrived here the first of the week and made a per sonal inspection of the town and the waterworks plans and specifications, and was so well pleased with his in vestigations. that he agreed to take whatever bonds the city had to offer on the proposition, up to SIOO,OOO, at •8 cents on the dollar. After a con ference on the subject the council was •ailed together and Mr. Spitzer’s bid accepted. With the amount purchas ed Wednesday night, which will be issued as fast as the money is forth coming. Spitzer Jb Company will hold $290,000 of Canon City waterworks securities, and will subscribe for more MISSING MAN SEEN NEAR GREENWOOD CEMETERY Frank ShctcMi, Alias W. Morris, Who Fsraped From Sheriff Bonner Here Wednesday Night Seen on Outskirts of South Canon Is Be ttered to be yet Hiding in Neigh* heehood of the City Prank Shercllff, alias Sherman W. Morris, who made such a sensational escape from Sheriff Bonner and depu ty of Leadvllle, while being brought to the penitentiary here Wednesday night, has been seen by two or three people on the outskirts of South Canon during the last twenty-four hours and it ia believed that he can not very much longer elude the offi cers. a half a dozen of whom are in search of him. Shortly after 5 o’clock Thurday af ternoon while Ford Catlin, the 15- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Catlin of West Griffin avenue, was driving the cows home from the mesa west of Greenwood cemetery he saw i a man hiding behind a clump of cac tus that in the light of subsequent developments couid hardly have been anybody else than the missing con vict- The stranger acted so queerly that his discoverer was frightened and rode back to town as quickly as possible and related his adventure, but no particular attention was paid to it and Morris was afforded an op portunity to find a safer hiding place. Morris is also believed to have been seen earlier in the day, once by a Denver and Rio Grande railroad em one of the penitentiarv guards who was looking for him. In none of the instances alluded to. however, was the identity of the stranger known or suspected, although the peculiarity of his movements was such as to attract more than passing attention. Sheriff Bonner, who has been un remitting In his efforts to recapture Morris, in company with Sheriff Es se r of this city this morning viated the locality where the suspect had been seen by the Catlin boy and found unmistafleable evidence of his having been there as described. They picked up a couple of letters and some other personal belongings under a small tree, a couple of hundred yards west SCHOOL FAIR WILL BE A REVELATION TO MANY PEOPLE The excellence and comprehensive ness of the wojh to be shown at the school fair, to be held 4n the room for merly occupied by the Morrison gro cery store In the Harrison block at sl9 Main street, on Thursday and Fri day of this week will be a surprise to many people and should be Inspected by every resident and visitor In the community. The committee In charge of the arrangements have all along hath actuated by a desire to make the fair of the greatest poalble help la competitors aad It will be of the at meat praaMaal value to all who take part la It lades 1. one teacher la- Dateadsat. g dag or two ago that the if it becomes necessary to make an other issue to complete the water works undertaking. The bonds, like those of the earlier purchase, draw 5 per cent interest, payable in gold semi-annualy, at the banking house of Koontz Brothers in New York city, and have fifteen years to run before maturity. Mr. Spitzer expressed himself as being greatly surprised at the sub stantial, progressive appearance of Canon City, which appealed to him as being one of the most promising com munities of its size anywhere in Colo rado. He said the new water system would be an excellent one and that the people of Canon City would have no cause for complaint on the score of the quantity and qnality of the water supplied them for domestic pur poses on its completion. In his op inion most of the money to be put Into the waterworks system will have been expended in three months from now and that the enterprise ought easily to be finished within the time granted to the contractors. Mr. Spitx er was today taken for a trip on the top of the Royal Gorge by Mayor A. H- Seely- of the cemetery fence, where the con vict had apparently slept the previous night; one of the communications be ing from his wife in lowa and the other from an attorney In Omaha, Neb. Both were addressed to Sher man W. Morris and are now in the possession of Sheriff Bonner. In addition to the letters a pair of spectacles in a leather case, the In ner soles of a pair of shoes and a pair of nippers, such as are common ly used for cutting barber wire were picked up by the officers. The inner soles of the shoes had been removed for the purpose of permitting an op portunity of getting at the steel plate which they concealed, presumably to be made into a file to release his arms from the clasp of the manacles. The handcuffs he wore were new and were of silvered steel and nearby was found a boulder where Morris had endeavored to break them by pound ing upon its surface. Bits of the bright enamel from the handcuffs were observed upon the stone, but it was apparent that he had been un successful in getting rid of them. Up to 3 o'clock this afternoon Morris had not been recaptured but it is thought that his apprehension is a matter of only a short time as the people of every ranch house within a radius of four or five miles of Can on City have been requested to keep a i sharp lookout for him and report to i the authorities any suspicious stran ! ger* they may see about their prem ises. Sheriff Bonner has offered a reward of S2OO for Morris' arrest. The conviction of Morris at Lead ville on Tuesday of this week for the murder of John W. Walsh there fif teen years ago was supposed to be the closing chapter in one of the most famous criranal trals in the hstory of Lake county. His attorney mads an ingenious effort to secure a new trial tor him but the motion was overruled by the court. pupils of her school would be bene fittsd by the fair whether they suc ceeded in getting any of the prises or not “The preparation.” she said, *has been a great help and the special training they bad received would more than compensate them for the work they bad does'* Competitors tor the premiums offer ed by tbs committee have beuu en couraged to give their work a local flavor aud coloring wherever tt baa been possible la order that practieal I— wlsdgi aklt be gained by b. tor tautaacuk tustead of drawing auga of the United Staton, OobmiUt uto^,to (beatkaed ua Vkga vkggj NO. 39