Newspaper Page Text
EARTHQUAKE AND TIDAL WAVE
DEAL DEATH AND DESTRUCTION IN SOUTHERN ITALY AND SICILY Rome, Dec. 29. —All southern Italy and eastern Sicily has been devastated by a terrific earthquake, probably the most disastrous catastrophe that has visited the earth in two centuries. The tremors were felt throughout Italy. . .. Six provinces in "the toe of the boot" were shaken into ruins, accord ing to reports. Messina, with 80,000 inhabitants, is reported to be almost totally destroy ed, Town after town was razed. Twenty thousand persons may be dead, rivaling the awful death list of the earthquake or 1783, when that number perished. Estimates of the dead vary from the hundreds to the larger number given above. It is feared that the larger number is correct. What property and lives the earth quake left were engulfed in a huge tidal wave, which swept the coast towns before the people had time to recover from their fright at the eels INTERESTING MEETING OF U. S. S. W. T. CLASS MONDAY NIGHT Vacation and holiday times are usu ally times of visitation, a large number of people taking advantage of excur sions, reduced railroad rates, etc., and leaving the city. That was the case with a number of the members of the Union Sunday School Workers Train ing class this week. However, about forty of those interested in Sabbath school work were in attendance at the regular session Monday evening. The discussions are so very helpful that it is hard for any one deeply in terested in Sunday school work to be absent. The lessons on “The School” by that prince of workers, Marion Lawrence, are especially helpful and many of the problems which confront the schools of our city are discussed and practical solutions offered. There •was in attendance Monday evening, four ministers which fact signifies that although they have had theological training and have availed themselves of every opportunity for studying the Word of God and methods of Sabbath school work, yet there remains some practical things to be learned yet, in the line of advanced S. S. work. We are glad for the interest of these good men, and assure the average laymen that if the pastors oaa receive and give good in this class they can surely do likewise. There is room for a larger enrollment. The number in attendance has already surpassed the most san guine expectations of the promoters, yet there is room for more. The class meets each Monday evening at 7 o’clock. Visitors are always welcome. New members admitted any time. OFFICERS CAPTURE ALLEGED HORSE THIEF Trinidad, Dec. 28.—After auccessful- Ij evading the officera for the paat three months C. Charvea vaa arrested today at Hastings on the charge of stealing a horse .from Peter Nesblt of ,in Moro last September. According to the officers Charvea was a member of a gang under the leadership of Tom lfeire, who was killed while resisting arrest after being run down by a posse Christmas eve In this eounty, he hav ing stolen a horse from the Victor Fuel company at Hastings. Charvea is in the county jail and the officers claim, to hare strong evidence against him. ELECTION CONTEST ENLIVENS SCENES AT MONTE VISTA Monta Vista, Dec. 27.—The most in teresting news in Monta Vista is the election contest between James A. Kelley, Democratic nominee for the legislature, and J. 8. Campbell, the Republican nominee from Rio Orande county. The attorneys are C. M. Cor lett for Campbell and Veercamp for Kelley, The contest if* a strenuous on* and at the present hour it is hard to form a correct opinion. The contest is over the returns in the. twelfth pre cinct of Monte Vista which gave Camp bell a majority of 70 votes. There has been some strong language used by attorneys on both sides. Whether they can substantiate their positions is to be seen later. The thing seems more like a kangaroo court than a court of equity. One witness. Mclntosh, a Scotch man, created a great deal of diversion by his volubility and wit. The Import ant witnesses called were Martinez, Mclntosh and Senator Moody, who was manager of the Democratic head quarters at Monte Vista. Moody is the star witness for the plaintiff so far It seems Moody asked the Mexican to dinner with him to explain to him and show him his danger of taking bribes. The whole thing hinges about the promises of position and the offer of a railroad pass or two. It seems that the Mexican asked Campbell to give bis son a job as Janitor in the legisla tive hall if he were elected. Affidavits have been offered both pro and con by both parties and strenuously de nied by each party. It seems Martinez was a delegate to the Republican eounty convention, but has been play ed upon because of his Ignorance and voted the Democratic ticket except for Campbell. Senator Moody says if Campbell was fairly elected he should have the office but he says that Camp bell would be an usurper If he were to take the place after being unfairly mic shock and flee to placet- of safety. Suffering among the Survivors will be intense because the upheaval of the earth cut off communication not only by telegraph, but by- rail. . Rome, Dec. 29.—Premier Giolittl has received a telegram from Deputy Selice, at- Messina, confirming previous reports of the complete destruction of Messina by fire following the earth quake. The deputy says that the dead at Messina will be counted by the tens of thousands. To add to the horror of the stricken community Mount Etna is showing great activity and an erup tion of the volcano menaces the inhab itants. Martial law has been declared. The Pope has been notified that the entire religious community of Messina and Regio including bishops, priests, monks and nuns, has been wiped out by the earthquake and Are. The prison collapsed and all of the inmates were killed. The lieutenant general, having charge of the city, has ordered that all looters or robbers be shot on sight. elected, and he went to Campbell and tried to get him to lie down. He said he knows Campbell is not qualified for the office.anti would be In such a very small minority that Rio Grande county would not be represented at all. Moody compliments Campbell for his business ability at home but says he has no political acumen whatever. TAKEN TO INFIRMARY AT THE COUNTY FARM ON SUNDAY An insane Italian, about twenty years of age. was brought to town on Sunday from Fox & Smith camp in the Royal Gorge, a couple of miles west of the hanging bridge, and turned over to Sheriff Esser for safe keeping. He had been employed in connection with the installation of the water works pipe line for some time and while there lost his mind. He was haunted by the belief that somebody wants to kill him, and, rather than take any chances of a tragedy, the sub-contractors of the waterworks de cided to place the unfortunate man in the keeping of the authorities. He was taken to the infirmary at the county farm for treatment STOCKMEN PLAN TO START FIGHT ON HUMANE SOCIETY Denver, Dec. 28.—1 t wonld appear that the regular biennial content be tween a few of the stockmen and the Colorado Humane Society is billed for another boat during the next legisla ture and the Indications are that it will; result the same as have all previous contests in the supremacy of the so ciety. A number of Interviews printed from some of the stockmen would Indi cate that they Intend to start a light on the society. The trouble resulted from the light which the soolety puts up each winter to force the care of stock ou the range FUr the most part the stockmen of Colorado are glad to care for their '"‘tie and horses especially during the «.uter such as the state Is experienc ing at the present time but there are a few who prefer to allow their animals to starve to death rather than go to the trouble and expense of providing feed and shelter for them. These few invariably incur prosecution from the society and It is these few that are starting the light against the society. A LITTLE SERMON ON THE ADVANTAGES OF BOOSTING If there is a chance to boom busi ness boom It. Don't be * knocker. Don't pull a long face. Hope a bit. Oet a smile on you. Hold up your head. Get hold with both hands. Then pull. Bury your hatchet. Drop your tomahawk. Hide your little hammer. When a stranger dropp in tell him this is the greatest town on earth. It is. Dontt get mulish. Don't roast. It's dead easy. Help yourself along. Push your friend with you. Soon you'll have a whole pro cession. Be a good fellow. No man ever helped himself by knocking other people down. No man ever got rich trying to make people believe that he was the only good man on earth. You can't climb the ladder of fame by stepping on other people’s corns. They’re their corns, not yours. And they’re tender. Keep off the corns. All men are not alike. Once in a while you may find one who la very much alike. But some are different. Boost, don’t knock. CIVIL WAR VERTERN ASSISTING THE SALTATION ARMY Comrade Wood, of Oraod Junction, a veteran of the Civil war, la In town and will aaalat the Salvation Army in its street meetings during the current week. Comrade Wood Is a good speak er and a sealons worker In the ranks or the Salvation Annjr. Captain Ben nlnghove of the local barracks ex tends a cordial Invitation to the peo ple of Canon City te attend the army meetings this week. * The Weekly Haeord to |LH the year. GOES TO MONTROSE TO RUILD A HOME Mayor W. F. Gleason of South Can on, has gone over Co Montrose for a few weeks. Mr. Gleams baa a valuable farm near Montrose on which lie in tends to build a house. Being a builder and contractor be will do'this In short order. While away Mr. Gleason’s building business here will, be looked after by Mr. W. 9. Evans. THE REBEKAHS WILL CELEBRATE THURSDAY EVENING A pleasant entertainment is In con templation at A. O. U. W. hall under the auspices. of Harmony Rebekah Lodge Thursday evening. The program will be very largely In the hands of the children and will constat of a flag drill, literary and musical exercises, ■etc. A feature of the evening will be a Christmas tree on which there will be gifts for all present. COLORADO BARKS— THEIR RESOURCES Denver, Dec. 29.—The resources of the several banks in Colorado outside of the national banks amounts to $32,- 610,301.57, an Increase since July 15 of this year of $2,702,168.41. There are the figures as shown by the report of State Bank Commissioner Beatty which was issued today. The report shows that the average reserve in the banks of the state under his control Is 41.6 per cent COLORADO CREDIT MEN FORM INCORPORATION Denver, Dec. 29.—The Pueblo Asso ciation of Credltmen was Incorporated at the secretary of state’s office today. The incorporation papers state that the association is formed for the pur pose of uniting: the credit men for pro tection and mutual benefit, also for the promulgation of ideas regarding prop er granting of credit and to improved service for mercantile agencies. DENVER & BIG BRAUDE ENGINE WATCHMAN HURT Arthur Schaffer, who has held the position of day engine watchman for the Denver A Rio Grande Railroad company at this place slnoe the tragic death of Pat Hogan several months ago, was hurt while at work in the yards late Monday afternoon. Mr. Schaffer, In company with Car In* spec tor G. A. Fisher, was under a car examining the trucks when It was bumped Into by a freight train and the unfortunate man injured as a result. Happily, no bones were broken, and the injury not very serious. Mr. Schaf* fer was conveyed to his home and is today getting along very nicely. That he got off so easily is almost mir aculous. ACTOR IS KILLED BY JEALOUS MAN Denver. Dec. it.—B. E. Dnry. known on the stage an Byron Allentoa. who ha* been playing thl* week at the Crystal theatre was shot through the head and Instantly killed late yester day afternoon at a rooming boslse on Curtis street near Fifteenth street by Bert Bell, who got away hot was later on captured, lira. Bell, who was Ip the room with Dury, escaped b* climbing up a fire escape to the third floor of the building. She was arrested and taken to the city Jail la a. hysterical condition. Mr. and Mrs. Ball were married In Cincinnati In IMS. Dnry also was a native of Cincinnati where his father now lives. 4 FAMILY IS FOUND IN PITIABLE CONDITION Dmrtr, Dee. It.—A most pitiable case of porerty, desertion and cruelty came under the notice of the State Humane society this afternoon when one of ita officers found the family of W. F. Williamson on Umatilla street In a yery porerty stricken Condition. The family consists of three small children, the wife Who It about to become a mother and, It la said, a drunken husband. Recently the hus band, while under (he Influence, of whleky, practically destroyed all the furniture In the house. CHRISTMAS CELEBRATED AT HOME OF MR. A. J. REED A very pleasant Christmas celebra tion was held at the home of Mr. and .Mrs. A. J. Reed on Lincoln Park last Friday. There, were half a score of guests present, several of them oaf* of-tpwn'people, and the entertainment was such -a* to make the afWr.pne. of more than ordinary Interest. In. ad dition to a splendid turkey dinner there was a Christmas tree on which were hung beautiful and costly pres ents for all. A humorous program was rendered during the afternoon that kept the guests In a roar of laughter, thereby aiding In the digestion of their dinner. The company departed for home at a late hour, carrying with them the regret that Christmas oomes but once a year. CATANIA WILL STAND TRIAL FOR MURDER Trinidad, Dec. i*.—Prank Catania, who has been In the county jail for aeveral months awaiting trial on the charge of murdering Deputy Sheriff Tony Bhelby at Aguilar last April, will have to stand trial, he having been de clared sane by a board of medical ex aminers who were appointed by Judge Henry Hunter to Inquire into his sanity. The board consisted of Drs. Proham and Preudenthal of this city, and Dr. Hubert Work of Pueblo, they reporting to the court today. Accord ing to the physicians Cantant did many ludicrous things in an effort to deceive the physicians and make then believe he was Insane bet they report ed that he was only shamming. Ca tania shot and killed Shelby while re sisting arrest Misses Joe Shnbert and Batina Landson and D. Pred Brodereeeen, of Denver, were Xmas guests of ■ Mrs* Braden and Miss Pununal. CANON MIGNT SECURE THE NEXT REALTY CONVENTION T. J. Skaggs, of Colorado Springs, publisher of ‘The Rocky Mountain Resources/' and secretary of the Colo rado Realty Dealers Association, is ■tjr'town today In the interest of the next quarterly convention of the asso ciation to be held in Denver Tuesday, January lfrth. Mr. Skaggs is on his way home from a like mission to the western slope, in the course of which he visited Grand Junction, Montrose and half a score of other towns. Ev erywhere he found a deep concern in the forthcoming meeting and he is convinved that the Denver convention next month will be one of the largest In the history of the association. The proceedings promise to be of more than ordinary importance and he is desirous that every real estate dealer in Canon City be in attendance. Mr. Skaggs expressed the belief that Canon City could secure the March meeting of the association if an invi tation were extended to it through our Merchonts* association. Mr. Skaggs says that at a meeting of the board of directors last week Canon City was suggested as a possible place for hold ing the spring convention of the as sociation. The real estate men would not expect any special entertainment and will pay all expenses in connec tion with their assemblage here. It is a matter that ought to be looked into by some of our business organizations. EXCURSION SEASON ON CRIPPLE CREEK ROAD ENDED The excursion season on the Flor ence A Cripple Creek road ended last Sunday and no more this winter will It be possible for Canon City people to make the trip to the district and back the same day. A good excursion business has been done by the com pany during the last six or seven months, but there would be very little traffic from this time on till the mid dle of May. or the first of June, on ac count of the cold weather and the danger of getting caught In s snow storm In the district. A remarkable thing In connection with the Florence A Cripple Creek excursion business during the past season Is the fact that there has been about twice as many Cripple Creek and Victor people visit Canon City as have gone from here to the district. There are very few more delightful one-day excursions in the country than the run from here to Cripple Creek and return. The scenery is almost without a peer in the Rocky Mountain region. Oat ef the Ginger Jar. If a tool Is out of his place any where on earth It Is on a farm. The all-around man tries to be square with the world. Will some one please step forward and tell us what the see-saw? Are your harrow teeth aching out In some snow-drifted fence corner? If so. why so? Blest la the man whose wish and care Is lust to be happy anywhere. 19 CENT SALEj P Items of Staple Use Greatly Underpriced g" |Ht Bargains of Sotpritiog Value v lift From Different Departments;' |tft n # Commencing Thursday Morning and *£ p. Continuing One Week Only ££ TT 10 Homo Gaantlet Gloves. White 7 Llosa bash. Worth !*%c. UattaaM * U jJQe If# Canton and Hoskins cloth. Our sad hSv %£ ' UHc . Sale Price 9c ■to ” c P*“ 1 lot CkMltt Salting*. Worth 16c TT 1 lot Cettoa Bats, clean white cotton. n . WK iH? Well worth llfte “ c y*™ M 8 do ten-Telle we Pore Talcata Powder. Has*. Childrens black ribbed. Onr Usaallj eold at 16c Sale pftet 9e T|#t TT regular 1214 c grade 600 yards Kabreldertee and IneetUewe 4jML Oe* 9 C p|)f Extra Cambric, up to • Inches wide. Oft ££ 16 dos. 16c Hack £wels. good welght . Tempting r.lue. at .Zjjr Plain white and colored borders. 9c yard M iM& 18x16 Inches, A wonder at 1 lot Paney China. Some pieces worth .j^db SS 9c f«ffc op to 16c, during sale 9c. (00 yardsHepe Muslim The Lonsdale 1 lot Gray Granite Kettles, atew Pans, ifcib make Pie and Cake tins, Boap Dishes, etc St 9c yard Choicff 9c 16c Plllew Slips. Limited quantity M hMC. good mosUn; I Inch hem; 41x16 Preset-re Kettles with ball, bright re- wkAr, jaLJL. lined; average almost 1 quarts; a “C OCB good value at 10c each. During sale WW 600 yards Figured Flannelettes, light g q Mb Ml and dark. A rousing value at A A Off 7C Aft 9 C yard * dosen Glasses. Heavy Colonial ftft Dress Ginghams. Usually sold at U*c • ha > > * : O'" rlm “«• flr * Polished, v 9k ML Light and dark ■ ' 1IH« ,3E W 9c yard Sale pffic* 9c CftCh [},*£ #I 11 ll# § The Eureka Bargain Store ft H 602-604 Main Street . H idlf kid' ili - lift ilfi- sift ijff itj- .|dr yhdf jllr sbft illi - sift lift Sift' ikft lHj' The m who try to hide IM> llsht are tow, while those who Mek to styne In the llsht of others ore many. The kitchen ranee la not very large or Imposing, but It la a moat Impor tant complement to the cattle and sheep range. , The reason so many men are loung ing about waiting for political plums. Is because they are too lazy to raise plums of any other sort. It la an apparent contradiction that wblle the grocer desires to take orders from everybody,'he still Insists upon doing quite as he pleases. A tempest In a teapot Is a familiar phenomenon; but only those who litre In the cyclone belt are permitted to observe a teapot In a tempest. While you are tinkering around this season making things, make a few good resolutions, and then stick to them like a sand burr to a sheep’s tall. Good nature Is as contagious as the measlee. Put on your best smile when you get up In the morning and observe how everybody -will greet you with a sunny face. Little drops of water, little grains of sand. Make the mighty corn-fields that cover all the land. "When I hear a man bragging about hardships.” said Uncle Remus, "I lust ask blm; Was he ever on top of a powder mill and blown a hundred feet In the alrf’ Too many men who before their marriage were always particular to get out of the buggy and help the young woman in. may be observed a few years after marriage sitting In the wagon while the good wife clambers In over the wheel as best she may. There Is something wrong when the man Is less thoughful of bis wife than he was of his sweetheart. —From January Farm Journal. WOODMEN OF THE WORLD AND THEIR FAMILIES ENJOY FESTIVITIES I The second annual Chrlstmaa pro- 1 pram of Gate City Camp, Woodman of 1 the World, and of Onto City Circle, Women of Woodcraft, wan held at Elka 1 ball Tuesday night and was a delight ful affair In all respects. Bealdea a 1 Christmas tree on which thare wara gifts tor all the, fallowing entertain- < mast program waa ran dared: Plano solo—Anna Rieds. i Recitation—Osorga Htff. Mandolin aolo—Donald Darla. Recitation—Motrin Malchl. I Recitation—Bertha DeWsasa. I Trio. Lnllaby—Rassl JaMaa, Hand McKinnon. Hanoi Gains. Bodtatios IMu Gray. Plus solo—Bernioe sul*n. Recitation^—Clarence «tefty. An observance of the Christmas —aeon with a program similar to (ho> one of Tuesday night has become a fixed feature with the local camp aad circle, and will be celebrated from year to year; the benefiooarlee bain* confined to members of the order aad' their families. There was a larger at tendance Tuesday night than was fibs case a year ago aad more thaa six hundred bags of candy were distrib uted among those present It to the intention of those la charge of affairs to make these Woodmen gatherings , one of the most notable areata In con nection with the Christmas feettrlties. T. B. Coulter, president of the Citi zens State bank, to expected home to day from Lincoln, Nebraska, where he went a week ago to speed flhlrstmsr with his daughter. Mrs. Hoover, aad eon, Hanoi, the latter of whoa to s student at the University of Nebraska. A Daily Record want ad doss the work. Only (c llaa. Every Heusebeld to Panes CNy Should Knew How to Resist H The back aches because the kidnaps are blockaded. Help the kidneys with their work. The back will ache no more. Lots of proof that Doan's Kidnap Pills do thin Mrs. W. K. Macy. living at Mfi D. street Sallda. Cclo.. says: *A MB aching in the small of say hash clang to me for about two months, botisr cause of the trouble, and Hagan to use kldnsy remedies, bat the results wars unsatisfactory. Dona's Kl*aay puts finally cams to my nodes and I had my husband proearo a hex for ass. After using thorn a short date aad finding a decided honsdt. I oonUaaad taking them until a complete earn re sulted. I am very glad to n nnmminl Doan's Kidney Pills p-tbUcly so that others suSeriag in this way may laasa the utost oxcoltaat kidney remedy eh talnabfs.-* Ptettr am imf htt Ad tmm Pihurt dnij low —4 Mt mtb . * *<* For «!• fcr all itfcltra fitoi 01 santor" fbeUr-Hinrara <Jo, Mris Now York, sole apeata far the Dofitod mates.