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The Canon City Record.
VOL. XXXI TWO EXECUTIVE PARDONS GRANTED CHRISTMAS DAY WU» and Clan Hwaphity *be Lncby Ones. Bat Few Tines to the History of tbs Colorado State Penitentiary fans a Holiday been as Enjoyable or as Generally Ob served as was tbc Case Last Friday. I was a day of happiness. [ MM, one of hilarity, at the f Mata penitentiary. It waa a complete to everyone within the prison Malh. and waa celebrated with an ln> w’x asset equalled oa but few occasions i M the chronicles of the Institution. K fhwe was an open air concert within I tke walls by the prison band in the ■ asornlns and a One dinner was served I at 11 o'clock daring which the usual of silence was relayed and the \aMria allowed to encase la couver ■Bttoa. eaabltnc them to forget for the (Ma heinf that they were prisoners sad by their acta against the laws of anrtatr have forfeited their liberty, they warn permitted to remain at the tables doable the length of time or dinarily allowed them for the noon day meal sad were provided with a aaa containing all of the eubstan- Bals aad luxuries to be obtained in the Meal market. When the tables had been cleared foe teams ware withdrawn from the e.i. t room by order of Warden Cl et hers and tor two hoars the men were aaaordad the exceptional privilege of (■Ming In social games of various •fade and la con vernation; a mark of Moor, stated, hr the olhoers of the . pstssa. that eoald ha permitted la bat sneor twwedher panel smsbllshmsats ha foe Untied Matas. At 1 o'clock la the afternoon the prtesaera am* eatertalaed with a hhfo-elaaa vaadevllle by the Balllvaa ...A ftnatif tt sompeay of the Mafestle V'theatre of Deaver. one of the beet * hoapaof the kind that has netted this any ha a toac ttaa IT seeding the ae he called thses. by Warden CSeg kktvt lathe coarse of which he stated IMd "another Christmas had coma eroaad aad that If had found them all M Jail.” "Bat Christmas." he oontln asd, "always brought somebody a i pardon and this year was no excep i Baa to the established custom." I Two free, aad on conditional par- I does were then read by Mrs. Wylie. 1 of Deaver, sister of the warden; one ■ of them to go Into effect at once and ■Me other oa New Tear's day. The ■ Christmas pardon was Issued to Mile ■ Hand rich. No. MM. under a life sent- Hance tor Border, aad the New Tear's lialeeae to Clara Humphrey. No. MM. Host-ring an Indeterminate term of from FOURTEEN YEARS IN PRISON GETS ARE RUEF THE GRAFTER P gua ftaarienn Dm. *».—Prartta >«■ sentence provided for bribery of n eeperrieor. wee the penalty meted ■n.l ton Ink t to Abraham Hurt, who ■ for fair yearn directed the political ■ destlntea of Ben Francisco as adrleor p«T the adm'aletratloo of Eocene E. > Eehmltt. former mayor of this city. ■ Judgment was pronounced at the doea of a day devoted to a legal bat tle wherein the defense sought to in troduce many reasons for a new trial. When Judge William P. Lawler had denied thla and other motions Involv ing delay, the defendant arose at the eoart’a command and stood unmoved through the recital of Judgment There was no demonstration on the part of the spectators during the proceedings to the court room nor later when Ruef, having entered the prison van la the eastody of a deputy sheriff, started In Ota dusk oa his long ride to the county ton. Before the adjournment of court no des of appeal had bean died oa be half of the defendant, and the court hag rigaed a writ of probable sense, which wUI act aa a stay of execution the cnee. la trial that was prolonged through g parted of nearly tour mouths, Ruef waa aoavtdted oa December l« of brib ing John k Ferny, a former aupar vtsar, to tover the award of aa over hand trotter franchise to the Halted lkgtoi J - ihto waa one of tit la dfotmaato refereed against Reef by , the Ottvar grand Jury, wtoch heard Jhe MMMttmhwMgfubllsawn -'•.A''?' -- .1* ■ *. forty to sixty years for murder. Both announcements were received with applause from the audience and the lucky ones were heartily congratulat ed by those shout them. Mandrich was convicted In the dis trict court of Lake county for the al leged killing of a saloon keeper at LeadvlUe and was entered upon the prison register December S, I*o6. Mandrich la an Austrian, 28 years of age. and la able to speak only a few words of the' English language. He has always maintained his Innocence and contended that he was a victim of mistaken Identity. A saloon keeper at Leadvllle was killed at Lead villa In a quarrel over a game of cards and Mandrich was be lieved to have committed the deed, al though no absolute proof of his guilt In the matter was produced at the time of his trial. He was living with a number of his countrymen In a camp near Lead villa at the time of the com mission of the crime and it is possible that the wrong man was convicted of the killing. His parents Uve In Aus tria and he has from time to time since his Imprisonment been sending them such money as he could spare. His release from prison was reootn mended to Governor Buchtel by War ded Claghora and the state hoard at pardons, both of which bad taken u deep Internet la his ease. Clara Humphrey was brought hers from Pueblo December toth. IMI. and during her stay lu the peniten tiary has baas a modal prisoner; tractable at all times and cheerfully obeying the regulatlaaa Imposed apoa the wnsaaa of the ianUtatioa by Its oMeMa. the has bees deservedly pop ular among her associates and all of them are glad that she was chosen for the executive favor: Warden <9eg born announced that the bl-aahual report of the prison, now In the ha&ds of the governor, showed that there had been fifty per cent fewer vtolq- Gone of the prison rules during the last two years than eras the ease In the corresponding period preceding sad that the behavior of the men eras superior to that of almost any other Institution of the kind In the country. It was announced that Governor Buchtel would Issue another pardon next Friday In commemoration of Hew Tear's day. toMoqonaou. Om of the many Incidents that trad ed to —hi the trial of Ruef remark able m the shooting of Assistant District Attorney Francis J. Hraey by Morris Haas, an ex-convict, whose past record was exposed by the prose cutor after the would-be slayer had been accepted as a member of the Jury la RneFs second trial. Haas subse quently committed snlclde la the coun ty Jail. LITTLE STOVES TO SAVE FECIT—MEANS 23 FOR JACK FROST Grand Junction, Due. SO.—Jnct Front will And that preparations hare been made to dm him a warm reception when he visits the orchards In the vicinity ot tHIs place nest sprint. Orders for more than 1(0,000 special tiny stoma hava been placed with local manufacturers to lnaurs against fruit crop damage by frost. O. B. Whipple, held agent of the ex perimental station ot the Stats Agri cultural oollege at Fort Collins, who Is stationed at this point has bean ex perimenting with these tin atoms (or two years and declares that thsy are snob a suoosaa that tha fruit atop of tha western stops oaa be saved abas lately as agalast the loss heretofore by frost It Is estimated that lbs 1(0000 stoma already eoatractod (or will warm 1J00 acres of apples and psaohss sad will asm to the fruit growers of this aectioe from 0*00,000 to *00*00. The •atoms look Uks a gallon pall with betas la tha cover throsgh whisk a draft hasps tbs lighted oil. whisk CANON CITY, COLORADO,THURSDAY. DEC. 31. iqoA 125,000 DEAD LATEST REPORT--- AWFUL CATASTROPHE DESTROYS SCORES OF PROSPEROUS CITIES r luif n»r*~ to Obtoto Accwate Repot s as ConwmoilcaHoa With Stricken Districts Is Still j Zak Off. Many Tovriste and Foreign Reps Hstattm Are Bettered to hare F risked. KIM HUES 1400,900, POPE $200,811-- MIEWCWI BED CBOSS HESPOHOS TO IPPEM. Home Italy, Dec. *o.—(Special to Daily Btoprd.)—The death rate in it.—in—, ran gee tram 11,000 to 80,000 that Reggio. which, with 1U adjacent Til lasee, numbered 46.000 pereone. Included altgoet the entire population. At Pal ml 1,000 are reported dead; at Caeeano, 1.400; at Ooaeuza, 800, and halt the population ot Bagnana—about 4,000. The Monteleon region haa been devastated. and Klpoea. Semlnara. San Globnnno, Bel 11a, Lazzaro and Canltello, and all other communltiea and vtllagegjon the etraltz. are in ruluz. The king and Queen of Italy are now on their way to Meaalna, haying ■ailed lazt night tram Naplea aboard the batUeehlp Vittorio Emmanuel. The pope haa mown the greateat dUtreea at Sie calamity, and he hlmaelf waa the Brat to contribute a aum amounting to SIOO,OOO to the relief of the afflicted. Brltlah. french and Ruealan war-ahlpe are hteaming toward the south, and already several of the ahlpa of Great Brlta% and RuaaU haa performed heroic aarrlce in the work of reacue. It la feared that many tourlata have been killed, aa a number of the ho tels at Meaalna. and doubtleae at other places, were crowded with tourlata. Little la known of the fate of the diplomat!# repreaentatlyea of the powers stationed at these posts, although the I*Han goyernment U ualng eyery effort to rellere the anxiety felt on thU Ooeonnt There la the graveat dagger that apeaUleooe wlll follow the deatruc tfon of the towna where, on account of the yaat havoc wrought, bodlea will lie unburled for daya and weeks. Thoae who eacaped death, many of whom age badly injured, are making their way by the thouaanda to the near eat plage' to refuge. Their aulferinga even now must be intense, as they are without food or clothing Stunned at the magnitude of the calartty Whloh has- overtaken their follow eountrymen. all Italy mourns tonight tor the ztrlckee proyincea of Calabria and the island of Sicily- Washington. Dm. *).—The Amort* can national Rad Crow Tartar day rent oat telewraphlc reqowta to oil of Ur branches tor relist fun da to ba applied to tki sufferers from the earthquake la eon them Italy The Italian Rad Crew rodaty betas ao folly orsaolrad It Win not be naeaawry for the Amerl aaa aoeletr to do aora thaa to owd money eontrfbntloaa rkltk will ba done w promptly ar poaalblr. Rome. Italy. Dee. *o.—The earth quake which har devastated the Ital ian department of Calabria and Belly, baa wroopht the (Tea teat tragedy which har ever befallen the Christian FIRSHPOINT IS WON BY PLAINTIFFS IN RIVER CASE lodge Bailey baa OettndW Demoner of Mndinti and the Complaint Held to be a Valid One. By Stip ulation Trial Wffl be Held Hem teatead of In Boeaa Vtrta. Prom Jadge Waldo, on* of tha at torneys la the caac, the Dally Record laaraa that Jade* Bailey of the dts trtet ooyrt has overruled the demur rer to the complaint la the enlt bro««trt asalnet the Twin Lakes Plee era company to compel It to denial from Ike farther pollution of the wat er* of the Arkaaaaa river by 1U mining ope rations at Oraaite. Colorado, which may be regarded aa a victory for the plaintiffs aa It reeosalsea the validity of their petition and complaint. The demurrer waa argued before Judge Bailey here several weeks ago; ex-Qovernor Thomas of Denver, repre senting the defendant and Maseru. Waldo, Dawson d Stump, of this city, Wallace Sohoolfleld of Sal 14a aad John A. Martin of Pueblo, repreaeat- Ing the complainants in the proceed ings growing out of the application of the defendants to ham the. complaint eat aside An order sms made hr Judge Bailey oa the Mad last, overruling the demurrer and giving the defend ant twenty days la whleh to die aa answer to the enwglalat. and. allow ing. la tarn, the plaintiffs thirty days In which to make reply to the defend ants response It la Impossible lo fervent the ar guneat to he set up In the defendants answer, bet It haa been pnmsd m ae«h that a reply of ooaeo Iht mnt he Mde. nr the sang tried n*sn ttot aem of the parttaa to the anit Jnds* BaDay ordered the cane to ha remeved from Baena Plata to Oaaon any far MaL Jndga Waldo reeled n letter from the elarh of the dMtriet osnrt atßnana In tha elwajnm MMMMn nntpid WEEKLY world- Its DMUort cannot ret be cal culated accurately. It In known that out of tfca population of 1.TC0.000. In the dsiaotated area, at leant 125.000 perished. Latent reportn raonirnd kern are thaiitfiO noldiern at various bar raeka atf Messina perished under the rains. TMa lncladen no ac nonet of tke taentahn near the center of the de vastationbut there la only too cood a reaaoa to fear that there are ao sur vivors to describe their fate. The de struction of property will not be as great an the San Francisco earthquake because the towns were neither rich nor magnificent from a metropolitan point of flew. Attorney* tor the defendant Is their uiumt demurring la the complaint endeavored to brine op the question of priority, bat It wan contended by attorney* for tfee plaintiffs that the matter of priority cnee It on debt to rltiate the net of the stream. which was the source of the water supply of 100.000 people for drlnkln* and do mestic pnrpceee. The removal of the case from Chaf fee county to Fremont county waa brought about aa a matter of conven ience to all concerned In the matter. It may, poaslbly come up for trial In February, but not likely. HOW WALTER WELLMAN REGARDS ROOSEVELT "Theodor* Roosevelt. president and president maker, statesman and poli tician. reformat and preacher, leader of public opinion, advocate of the "uplift" the pointer of the way and the doer of thins*, the ready letter writer sad the mentor of other men's virtu* and veracity: the wlelder of the Ms stick and the sharp pan. hunt er. author, historian and history maker, editor and escalator of editors, eodolocist and denouncer bf eoclal lam, tennis player and prase scent tar tho stork. peSMmeker and trouble tries reeord breaker, national eeosey eater and tateraattanal conversation alist. will pass hate history so the •sot rirUo and eeroatll* of dll our aaVridMoboon anChnon Oily rineo tho last at the weak, epenftec Chrlst nua with Mo friends, returned yerier day to Ms hams In the district.— Crip- NEW COUNTY OFFICERS AND THEIR ASSISTANTS Dr. Vooit to be Sworn in as Treasmer Next Sstanday* » Other Offleen-dect to Eater opoo Their Doties Jan. 12. Ctty Clerk Dawson not to Resign As That Woold Complicate Affairs. Dr. T. B. Moore, county treasurer elect, will take possession of his of fice next Saturday noon, succeeding to the position now held for the last six years by C. J. Fredrickson, who will in the future devote his attention to his private affairs, which are suf ficiently diversified to occupy all of his time. The other county officers chosen at the November elections will not enter upon their duties until Tues day, January 12th, in accordance with the law. The treasurer •formerly entered up on his duties at the same time as the other county officials, but a few years ago an amendment to the state consti tution was adopted changing the time of his successor to January Ist, in order that the tax books might be turned over to him at the beginning of the calendar year. There is still some question as to the meaning of the statute upon this matter so far as Fremont county is concerned; some attorneys contending that the treas urer’s term begins January first, and others that It commences the second Tuesday in the month. To avoid a pos sible controversy Mr. Fredrickson will retire with the old year. Dr. Moore, who to a very large ex tent, at least, will give up his medical practice and devote his time to his official duties, has selected L D. Daw sou. present city clerk, and Blake Boosts of Florence an his depart as, who will take the places of Geo. K. Gaasedy and Charles Swanson. A somewhat unusual thing has arisen in connection with the accept ance of the chief deputyahlp by Mr. Dawson, and, aa a result, he will be in fact city clerk and deputy county treasurer at the same time, although the duties of the first named position will in a large measure be given over to Jonathan Seaman, who will take charge of affairs on Saturday. Mr. Dawson had expected to resign the city clerkship when Dr. Moore en tered upon the county treasurership, but it was ascertained that he could not do so without entailing upon the city a heavy expense and the adoption of a new ordinance, which would re tard the work of several enterprises In which the city is engaged; notably the waterworks project and the im provements in Sidewalk and Grading Distlrct No. 5. and he will hold on to his commission to the end of the current municipal year, which takes place April Ist. 1909. A portion of the bonds issued by the city In payment for the new water works system, and all of the bonds drawn in payment for the improve ments in Sidewalk and Grading Dis trict No. 5, have printed upon them the STATE NEWS NOTES BY WIRE Haitian Fin CwtMni Trinidad, Dnc. 29.—This afternoon at 4 o'clock Prank McDermott of the Hastings mine of the Victor Fuel com pany with a company of Are fighters located the blue that has bean burn ing for the put week. Tonight two streams of water are being played on the burning area. The ofllcials of the company state that the fire will be completely extinguished by morning and that the mine will be in full opera tion within the next twenty-four hours. The seat of the fire wu located nearly a mile and a half from the mouth of the mine in a raised portion of the drip and Use area was not u large as had been supposed. State Mine Inspector donee arrived at Haa tlngs today and will make a thorough examination of the mine before any of the men are permitted to return to work. Sap be field Whisky. Grand Jauction. Dee. 29.—A warrant wan Issued today against Charlaa W. Jordan, a well-known tussle sss man of Palisade charging hiss with opar athg u underground barroom at that ptaee. Palisade Is n “dry" town, hot they charge that Jordan aoM whisky in n sellar under the cigar Main which ha ran. Jordan haa aaapleyed eanasal and announces that ho win KM In the bitter and. Dsnesr. Das. 29.—Attorns? Osnsra| the stabs tahae«eaeo tbe'aaaaa* NO. 50 lithographed signature of Mr. Dawsoa as city clerk and hie retirement (rota office at this time would necessitate a new issue of bonds and an enacting ordinance, which would cost the dtp a considerable sum of money and as annoying delay In Its business affairs. To avoid this trouble and expense Mr. Dawson will continue to be city clerk until the end of the term for which he was elected, although the greater part of his time will be given to his duties as deputy county treasurer. Prof. Henry E. Smith, the new county clerk and recorder-elect, will take the oath of office one week from next Tuesday, as the successor of Geo P. Nix. Prof. Smith has been superin tendent of the South Canon public schools for twenty years and this Is his first political office. He Is, however, admirably equipped for the place aafi those who know him best expect him. to make an enviable record In the county clerkship. He has chosen fur his deputies Horace J. Craig of Hast Canon and Bert McCaadlesa as depu ties to succeed Ed Minor and Clark Cooper. They are both admirably qual ified for the position to which they have been chosen. There are no other retiring county officers, except Albert Phillip, of the board of county commlasioaers, who will be succeeded by William R. All red. The county commissioners will reorganise with the agisnt of Mr. All red. after which the serious appoint menu at Its command will be made. Judge M. a Bailey having been elected to the supreme bench will re tire from the district Judgeship early next month and a successor appointed to fill out his unexpired term by Gov ernor Shafroth. It la understood that as soon as Judge Bailey is able to dis pose of his residence property on Fif teenth strhet he wtn remove kla fam ily to Denver. There ere n number of aspirants to the district judgeship to be vacated by Judge Bailey, but who will get It la purely a matter for speculation. The new judge will have the appointment of a district clerk at his command, but the choice will probably tall upon A. H. White, the present incumbent. James T. Locke, the new district attorney, will assume the duties of the office to which he was elected last November in the course of a couple of weeks. Mr. Locke's district embraces Fremont, Chaffee, Custer and Park counties. He has named his brother, Orion W. Locke, as his deputy. Dr. Moore as county treasurer will be required by law to file a bond in the sum of 1200.000, of which $190,000 will be aa treasurer and SIO,OOO as public trustee. rendered by reason of a number of In quiries that came Into his office. Be cause of apparent difference in the law of the constitution the question arose as to whether the county treasurers assumed office on January 1 or the second Tuesday in January. He holds that they will assume their official po sitions tbe second Tuesday in January. Prominent Physician Peed. Denver. Dec. 29.—Dr. John. W. Wade died in this city today. He has been a resident of Denver eighteen years and for seventeen years previous was a resident of Pueblo. For a number of years he was resident physician of tha Union Pacific railroad. He leaves a wife and four children all of whom are married. Ask Pardee far Laodrns. Denver. Dae 29.—Bucked by the Western Federation of Miners and fol io art ag a rscent visit of Its president Charles H. Moyer, to Carson. Nov, to investigate tha ease, the (Honda, rela tives and former 00-workers of M. k Prsoton are preparing n pet Men Mr the pardon of tha yoath who. while oar Wag a twonty-ffvs year asateaseoa a murder charge, rueaMd tha Bselal the United Matos loot fall. traaMoo la OoldlMMhaMw years agn t solve ywi oantanos on a soma-