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PURE FOOD CRUSADE TO
START WITH A VIGOR THROUGHOUT THE STATE Commissioner Cannon Now Has Money at His Disposal and Will Appoint Inspectors to Assist in Work. Denver, April 22. —Wilbur F. Can non, commissioner of the pure food drug department of the etate health board, U preparing to launch a crusade v gainst infractions of the law governing the things that come up under the Jurisdiction of this import ant department of the state, now th.it the governor has signed the general appropriation bill which given to this department something like $55,466 dor the next two years. Under the bill four additional Inspectors are pro vided for. making a total in this de partment of six employes Including the commissioner. During the next thirty days the health board will name these additional inspectors who will be pu* through a rigid course of instructions by Commissioner Can non before they are put into the field, which will be in about ninety days, possibly sixty days. Heretofore the work done by in spectors of this department has been principally confined to outlying sec tions of the state, but with this in crease of Inspectors the commission er will take up the work to be done in both Denver and Pueblo, especially the latter place, where the Inspection •f drugs and foods has been sadly ne glected. During the past the work of this department in Pueblo county and the city of Pueblo ha* been under the 4irection of Charles Walker In the future there will likely be two in spectors located there. Commissioner Cannon stales that file greatest trouble he has encount ered at Pueblo and in Denver is in •onnection with the misbranding of firugs and food stuffs and adultera tions. The proper labels have been left off of syrups, and the labels used have been misleading in that they in dicate the syrup as being ‘•peerless*’ when In fact It Is not of this class and eon tains only 2b per cent sugar syrup and 80 per cent glucose. In many in stances syrup is labeled ‘’fancy** when in reality it contains 80 per cent adulterations. It is to correct these ■Usre resentations that the pure food department will direct Its attentions !■ the near fnture. all over the state. Discussing the work ahead of the department Commissioner Cannon •aid to the Star-Journal: "The policy of the pure food department is to ac complish what the laws of the state provide without friction if at all pos sible. but by force If necessary. Where A WONDERFUL RECORD IS MADE BY WIRELESS From the Golden Gate to on an chorage In Manila bay. and from Cor* regidor Island to her moorings at Fcl ton street wharf San Francisco, the army transport of Sheridan was dally In communication by means of her wireless apparatus with stations on shore, either on this continent, the Islands of the sea or the powerful sta tions of Japan or the Philippines. The ship's record Is the best ever made In the Pacific. At one time on the night of Febru ary 17th. the Sheridan gossiped with Tatoosh. the outlook station near the rocks of Cape Flattery, the Bherldan or, the time being 3000 miles out in the Pacific as the crow flies. It was 10 o'clock at night, and Ser geant Charles D. Reeves of the Signal Corps. In charge of the Sheridan's plant, heard and understood Tatoosh as plainly as if the northern station were only a few miles distant. The operator at Tatoosh was astonished when Sergeant Reeves gave him his location, away beyond and to the northward of Hawaii. That was the maximum distance done by the Sheridan, but there were other fents during the voyage that Not a Dull Spot in the Mav F.VF.RY BODY'S MAGAZINE. That’s why it holds the undoubted supremacy. Even if you are not a mag azine reader, try it. There is an unusual line of fiction this month. Read “Grimsden House” if you like a “ thriller.” Wot Sale By Beecher’s City Book Store F. N. WMpple prosecution Is forced upon the depart ment In order to carry out the pur poses and Intent of the law, we cer tainly will do our duty. In most casss we find merchants ready and willing to co-operate with us to comply with the law touching the proper labeling of food and to rectify the adultera tions. but occasionally we come across persons who show fight. One thing is misunderstood by both gro cers and druggists, and that is when they receive goods bearing the prop er label they neglect to relabel the goods before selling to the retail trade. This should always be done. Especially is this the case with rice which Is coated with glucose and talc, the latter being an indigestible sub stance. By all means, rice should be labeled showing Just what it is. to avoid coining In conflict with the state laws. The same action should obtain in the sale of common pepper which is 50 per cent adulteration, being compounded from 50 per cent pepper and 50 per cent adulterations, prin cipally ground-up cigar boxes. "The extermination as far as possi ble. of flies should be the order of every household, as these insects are as deadly as the poisonous rattle snake ever was Dead flies in the oint ment of the apothecary glvetb forth a stinking flavor, is a Biblical expres sion and is applicable to this day and age. and It has taken more than twen ty-odd centuries for the people to re alize the importance of the above quo tation from the Bible. Not only dead but live flies are a menace to the health of the whole nation, and a war of extermination against them should be waged in Colorado from now on ar as soon as they make their appear ance in numbers.** Commissioner Cannon has already started the ball to rolling and inaug urated his crusade at Ptort Collins with the assistance of Mr. Olover. health officer of that city, and also connected with the agricultural col lege. During the past week the com missioner visited Fort Collins and as a* result the local authorities of that place will take such action aa will at least partially destroy the files as they appear. There la to be a uniform system of screening done throughout the city. It Is understood the commis -1 sloner will start a similar work In I other cities of the state Just as soon as he can visit the different cities showed the advancement made In wireless telegraphy, as well as the clever work of Sergeant Reeves and his assistant. Sergeant Albert Jeffries, also of the signal corps. The Sheri dan left San Francisco on February sth. ami until the troopship was on the meridian communication was kept up with this coast. And when the American continent was dropped behind the lengthening wake, the big station at Kahuku. Isl and of Oahu, was still heard and Ser geant Reeves was In communication tally with the operator at Kahuku from whom the ship learned much of Interest that was occurring in this country. But to reach the transport the aero grams were flashed up to far away Sitka, and thence across the waters to Kahuku. and on to the Sheridan. Ma nila was picked up before Kuhuka grew faint, and the transport steamed Into Manila bay without having been out of touch with this coast, either di rectly or by relays, for one whole day ACCIDENTALLY HURT ON SOUTH CANON HIGHT SCHOOL GROUNDS FRIDAY George Sage, non of Mr nn<| Mm. A. 8. Sage of 523 Rudd avenue, was severely hurt while engaged with a number of companions In "throwing •he hammer" on the athletic field of •he South Canon high school at noon laaf Friday. In some manner the un fortunate young man was struck at the bane of the left ear by the flying hammer and fell bleeding and sense less to the ground. It was at first thought that his Injuries woreof a fat al character, but he rallied after re maining In a semi-unconscious condi tion for about twenty-four hours and his recovery is no longer regarded as a matter of doubt The scalp was «o badly cut by the tnissle that It was necessary for the attending physician to maks no fewer than all stitches In It to draw the edges of the wound to gether. Mr. Sage in able to alt mp to day and hta friends anticipate a rapid convalescence. Try • want ad la the Wenhty THE CANON CITY RECORD. THURSDAY, APRIL ag, *O9 HAGER WILL BE SENTENCED TO DEATH NEXT SATURDAY Pueblo. April 26—Bd Hager, con victed of murdering Mrs. Elizabeth May J&mee, will be aentenced to death next Saturday by District Judge Hir er. The paaelng of sentence will be in accordance with the finding of the jury which aaaeaaed the death penal ty. Hager waa taken into court Satur day morning and Judge Hirer paaaed on the motion of a new trial filed by Attorney O. G. Pope. Mr. Pope did not argue the motion in detail, but merely presented it to the oonrt. The motion stated that it might be possible at a new trial to present additional evidence. Hager presented about the same appearance as when he was first tried for the murded. He sat in the chair and stared stupidly at the carpet and did not seem interested. He has grown a little stouter, probably from •he regular hours be has been com pelled to maintain in his cell. The prisoner’s last chances for life SHAFROTH SEES GREAT FUTURE FOR THE STATE Denver. April 266.—Governor Sha froth. discussing the future of the state, declared that it is on the eve of one of the most wonderful periods of development seen in many years, and that this year will be the most prosperous in the history of the state. •*I feel that it a healthy growth, and not a transitory boom. Although ’he Seventeenth general assembly did not do quite all 1 wanted it to do, it enacted one law which will be of the greatest importance to the develop ment of the state. 1 refer to the law creating a state bureau of immigra tion and appropriating money to sup port the bureau. Under this law In formation will be gathered concerning the reeourcee of the state and sent out broadcast over the country with the seal of the state to insure Its correct ness. This Is what we need to bring CERTIFICATE FOR THOSE WOO HAVE BEEN NEITHER ABSENT NOR TARDY As an Incentive to prompt, faithful attendance. Mrs. Minnie C. Merriam, county superintendent of school*, la Issuing handsomely lithographed oer tlflcatec to pupils In the rural schools who have been neither absent nor tar dy during the school year. Among those on the roll or honor are the Brewster school with twelve prise pupils out of an enrollment of about thirty-live The Oak Creek Bchool with seven The Phillips school with three, and oue each to Coaldale and Brush Hollow schools. It Is probable that the Rockvale schools, which are the larg est in the county outside of Canon City and Florence, will be entitled to about fifty of these certificates. Perhaps the most remarkable instance of loyalty to school attendance in the county Is shown in the case of little Miss Jessie Cowan of Brewster, who has a record of attending two full school years without being a single time absent or tardy. SUNDAY SCHOOL BASE BALL LEAGUE TO BE ORGANIZED TUESDAY EVENING The committee appointed to draw up a by-law* and constitution has completed its work and Is ready to submit the proposed constitution to the teachers and the*classes that de sire to Join the Bunday school Ath letic league organization. An Invita tion Is extended to all such to meet at the Y M. C. A. at 7:30 on Tuesday ewolng. Any person, whether a member of a Sunday school class or not. is Invited to this meeting. The ladles as well as the gentlemen are urged to attend. This is an oppor tune time for such a movement, and the benefits to be derived from the organization are obvious. A VERY PLEASANT SOCIAL AFFAIR THURSDAY EVENING Mlm May Forbes entertained a par ty of friends at the Theatorlum Thurs day evening In honor of the Civic Im provement League's benefit perform ance. loiter the company proceeded to the home of the hostess. 529 Rudd ave nue. where an elegant luncheon was served, after which a program of readings, vocal and instrumental mu sic was rendered. The guests wore Mrs. Manck and son. Wilfred, of Hillsdale. Michigan. Mra. Fox. of Ver million. South Dakota. Mrs. Spencer* Mrs. Agnes C. Stewart. Mss Shepherd of Madiaon. South Dakota. Messrs. Thomas ef Texarkana. Arkansas. Had ley of Nashville. Tsaaeesee. aad at Oasis chv> was insanity and if a strong petition is obtained, It is probable that the governor will commute the sentence of death to life imprisonment, lies with Gov. Shafroth. His plea The evidence at the trial showed that the murder of Mrs. James was nuprovoked. Hager was wild with jealousy because he thought that Mrs. James intended to effect a reconcil iation with her husband. He walked into the bouse where he was boarding, and in the presence of Mrs. James and daughter and young son, shot the woman through the heart. He escaped and was caught wandering around in Pueblo, apparently mental ly deranged. Instantly experts who were called as witnesses testified that in their opinion Hager was sane at the time of the killing, though they said that possibly exposure and hunger had af ter wards temporarily upset his men tal balance. new people to Colorado. The resour ces of the state are all the advertise ment we need if the people of the country can be made to believe that the wonderful story of the growth and development of the state is true. * 4 It is the agricultural development of the state that is bringing Colorado into its own. Our irrigation enterpris es have made fertile farms out of our once worthless prairies, and the rec oids will show that these farms are among the most fertile in the entire world.” Under the systematic method of ad vertising that the bureau will employ, the governor is confident that the un developed mine districts will during the coming years be made to give rich returns and it is more than a pos hibility that other great Cripple Creek districts will be opened up in Colo rado. RECEIVING LOTS OF COAL ORDERS FROM THE SOUTH The Florence Fuel company, which is operating on a broad scale in the Huerfano county coal belt, is receiv ing a lot of orders through its Denver office, and Mr. Locke, who has charge of the local office, says there are enough orders on hand now to keep the mine going every day throughout the summer at the rate of 200 tons a day. But new orders are coming in every week and the company is now work ing on another order, which If landed, will increase the daily production to 400 tons. The mine can be made to produce 1.000 tons a day. but before it reached that stage of development several entries must be driven and more rooms opened up. This company owns 480 acres of land near Walsenburg and is putting both properties in shape for big ton nage output next fall. George Bettis, of Canon City, is the general coal agent for the company with bead quarters In Denver. Mr. Bettis was the general manager of the Royal Gorge Coal company at Canon City. The local concern aims to supply the local market with the output of its Wiley mine at Williamsburg. Not a great ileal Is being done there now. but it is expected the property will work steady in the near future. —Flo- rence Tribune. DIVORCE GRANTED TO MRS. J. Q. MacDONALD A divorce was granted to Mrs. Bertha M. MacDonald from her hus band. Col. J. Q. MacDonald, by Judge Champion of the district court Mon day afternoon on the ground of ex treme cruelty. The petition or the complaint for a legal separation was not contested and the case was al lowed to go by default. Col. MacDon ald was given the custody of the four children. The matter of alimony was not Involved In the proceedings. J. B. OLINGER CHOSEN TO RE A MEMBER OF THE MONTROSE CITY COUNCIL At the recent municipal election In Montrose J. B. OUnger. formerly of this city, was a candidate on the an ti-saloon ticket for alderman from the second ward. but. on the face of the returns, waa defeated by Edward Silva, the license nominee, by one vote. A contest was Instituted by the friends of Mr. OUnger and the matter referred to the council for determina tion. At a meeting of that body last Thursday night Mr. OUnger waa de clared to la tha choice of the voter* of the aeeaM ward and waa a«««| IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY A DEPOSITOR of this reliable and growing bank, we very cordially in vite you to inspect our equipment and facilities for the safe, conservative and efficient handling of your banking business. Your account, subject to your check, will have out best attention FREMONT COUNTY NATIONAL BANK Canon City, Colorado Oldest Bank in This Section CAPITAL |ioo,oco.oo ESTABLISHED 1874 CANTATA OF “THE RISEN KING” REPRODUCED BY CHOIR SUNDAY NIGHT The cantata of “The Risen King, rendered by the choir of the First Methodist church on Easter Sunday, was reproduced before a large congre gation last night. The music of the cantata is by the composer Scheneck er. and is of the most beautiful char acter. A feature of the program was a baritone solo by Prof. Hanna, a late acquisition to Canon City musical cir cles. WILLIAM N. CRAVEN DIED THIS MORNING FROM TUBERCULOSIS Prom Monday’s Daily- William Nathan Craven died at his home on Orchard Park at 10 o’clock this morning from tuberculosis after a lingering illness, aged thirty-one years, four months and one day. De ceased was born in lowa and came here several years ago for the benefit of his health, which had been in fail ing condition for a long time. He leaves a wife and one child, besides numerous relatives In the east, to mourn his death. The arrangements for the funeral and interment have not yet been announced. MRS. HARDING'S LECTURE ON MEXICO TRIP GREATLY ENJOYED IN PUEBLO One of the most interesting lectures for some time was that given Friday evening at the library building by Mrs T. M. Harding of Canon City, who is a very versatile and entertain ing talker. She told in a most delight ful manner of her recent trip to Old Mexico, which was illustrated by ex cellent stereopticon views. For a num bers of years Mrs. Harding has been chairman of the scholarship fund committee of the State Federation of Woman’s clubs and is prominent in club work all over the entire state.— Pueblo Star-Journal. MAY BUILD BIG STORAGE RESERVOIR NEAR BUENA VISTA An immense irrigation project in tended to impound 5.500.000.000 cubic feet of water, was filed upon last May on Cottonwood creek, the dam to be built five miles west of Buena Vista. Protest by the Chaffee county Ditch Owners* association was filed with the Inferior Department Immediately which blocked the enterprise. At a meeting here last Wednesday several representatives of the fores try bureau. McAlister and Wllniot of Denver, promoters of the irrigation scheme, and thv' Ditch Owners' asso With Improved Methods Modern Equipment* and Excellent Service We Can Supply Yoor Wants, and We Want Your Business —— THY US THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK Canon City. Colorado CAPITAL $50,000.00 A. K. CARLTON, Plea. W. H. DOZIER. Vice Pies A. J. TURNER. Cashier THREE ciation made an effort to adjust the difference. The protest asked the department to disapprove the plan because of the removal of the waters from the upper Arkansas valley to the beet sugar fields in eastern Colorado. A compromise was affected whereby the forestry bureau agreed not to act for two weeks, or until the ditch own ers could take the matter up with state officers with a view to having the reservoir constructed by the statfe, thus saving the waters for the upper Arkansas valley. The plans as drawn up call for a dam 475 feet in height, and nearly a mile long.—Colorado Re publican. REMAINS WILL BE BROUGHT HERE FROM SALT LAKE CITY FOR BURIAL A telegram has been received here from Salt Lake City announcing die death there at noon on Sunday of lit tle Helen Bynder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Snyder, from scarlet fever and spinal meningitis after a short illness. Deceased was aged four years and six months. Mr. Snyder will ar rive here tomorrow afternoon with the remains, which will be buried in Lakeside cemetery. The funeral which will be a private one, will be con ducted by Rev. Edgar A. Sherrod and will take place from A. E. Wilson’s undertaking rooms on East Main street at 2 o’clock Wednesday after noon. SOLD HIS INTEREST IN THE CLOTHING BUSINESS H. F. Cramer has sold his interest in the business of the Felter Clothing Company to R. G. Xesbit. who is now devoting his attention to the trade. Mr. Cramer has been a member of the firm for four years and retires pri marily for the purpose of giving hi* time to some out-of-town employment. LOTS OF WORK BEING DONE ON ITS ROADBED BY THE RIO GRANDE A great deal of work is being done by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad company to get its tracks in condition for the heavy traffic it expects this summer, especially after the comple tion of the Salt City-San Fran-' cisco line, which it is expected will be finished by the end of August of the current year. A work train and ballasting crew is at work between here and Florence, while a similar gang Is employed in the nighborhood of Portland. Several millions of dol lars will be expended in improve ments by the company between Den ver and Ogden within the next twelve months.