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Pastor of Hyde Park Presbyterian Chorch, Chicago, Gave
Gradttating Class of Canon City High School
Some Wise and Philosophic Ad
monition for Government
of Their Lives
The baccalaureate sermon address
ed to the members of the graduating
class of the Canon City High school
at the First Presbyterian church Sun
day night by Rev. Dr. Joseph Vance,
pastor of the congregation of the
Hyde Presbyterian church of Chicago,
was one of the most masterly dis
courses of the kind ever delivered
here and the students are to be con
gratulated upon securing him for the
occasion. Dr. Vance is one of the com
missioners to the Presbyterian gen
eral assembly, now in session in Den
ver and came here as the guest of
Rev. J. T. Thomas, whom he had
known from boyhood.
There was a splendid audience and
the sermon was in keeping with the
extraordinary character of the event.
Men and women of all denominational
affiliation had gathered to pay the
tribute of their presence to the mem
bers of the class and to listen to the
words of the distinguished speaker.
After an introduction by Rev. Thomas
in which he was eulogized as one of
the most eminent divines of his
church in the central west. Dr. Vance
said that it gave him pleasure to be
present and to be priviliged to speak
to the graduating class on some of the
things touching the future.
Dr. Vance prefaced his sermon by
describing the Greek love of athletic*,
particularly of running, because it
brought out the best physical char
acteristics of those who entered the
lists. He said It was the custom at
the Isthmian and Olympic games to
have erected upon the race course
three posts; one at the starting point,
one at the middle and the other at
the end. Upon the first was inscribed
the words, "speed you.** on the sec
ond, "do your best." and. on the third,
"stop." This he said was symbolic of
the race of life and is as applicable
The last issue of ihe Presbyterian
Banner, published in Pittsburg. Pa.,
under the caption. "Bits of Other
Worlds." contains the following edi
torial comment on the meteorite
found by Robt. Pope. Jr., of this city
and a companion while riding the
cattle ranges near the head of Cur
rant creek a year or so ago. The me
teorite will be remembered as having
been displayed In front of J. M. An
derson ft Company's store on Main
street here for several days Inst win
ter. It was subsequently sold to an
Eastern collector for a sum. said to
have been eleven hundred dollars, and
taken to New York. The Banner says:
"The American Museum of Natural
History In New York has recently
acquired the Guffey meteorite by pur
chase from O. R. Cassedy. of Canon
City. Colorado. This specimen of me
teoric Iron Is about three *eet long,
fifteen Inches wide an«t eight Inches
thick. It resembles n wedge In shape
and weighs 6H2 pounds. The fragment
was discovered by two cattlemen In
1907 In Fremont county, near Guffey.
Colo., on the banks of the French
water river. Guffey is a little town of
three hundred Inhabitants about twen
ty miles southwest of Cripple Creek.
The surface of the meteorite Is beau
tifully pitted and scored ns an effect
of friction with the atmosphere In Its
flight. It will be put on exhibition In
Long ago the Scotch learned this.
The sturdy old Scotchman must be
amused at the recent "discoveries" that
oatmeal is the best (ood in the world.
Our scientific men have been making
experiments which prove that Ameri
cans eat too much fat and grease and
not enough cereals.
The Scotchmen say: “Look at our
nation as proof. The sturdiest nation
on earth.” Still we have one good point
to make. We make better oatmeal than
the Scotch.
They buy Quaker Scotch Oats Pnd
consider it the leader of all oatmeals to
be had anywhere.
Quaker Scotch Oats is put up in the
regular sixe packages. For those living
at a distance front the store the large
atoa faonfly puttrage of Qunfcae Oats wig
dow as it was when the world was
‘'The most beautiful things I have
ever seen in literature, asserted Dr.
Vance, “are in the Bible.” He then
quoted the thirteen verses of the thir
teenth chapter of second Corinthians,
beginning, ‘‘Though I speak with the
tongues of men and angels and have
not charity, 1 am become as a sound
ing brass, or a tinkling cymbal.”
' This chapter.” he continued, ‘‘has
been alluded to as a rope of pearls.
In the beauty of its diction it is with
out parallel In secular language."
The discourse was predicated on
the first clause of the last terse of the
twelfth chapter of first Corinthians,
which is as follows: ‘‘But covet earn
estly the best gifts.” It is not a crime,
according to Dr. Vance, to be am
bitious, provided the aspiration is not
in contravention to the precepts and
teachings of religion. Men and women
should covet the best books, newspap
ers and magazines, for by taking in
the best they receive a helpfulness
that would not be possible with infer
ior companionship. The best thing
that people can do is to link their
lives with God's and accept the plan
of salvation. If men and women would
get the best there is In life they must
let God govern it.
One of the best gifts is truth. It is
the thing more than any other worth
dying for. and. being true to the truth,
is pre-eminently the thing worth liv
ing for. Dr. Vance is more than ordin
arily eloquent and his enunciation so
clear as to leave nothing to be desired
so far as his delivery is concerned. It
was a distinct intellectual treat to the
people of Canon City to hear Dr.
Vance Sunday morning and Sunday
night, and. the large gatherings pres
ent on both occasions, proclaimed
thHr appreciation of his visit here.
th<* foyer of Use museum anions the
other great meteorites already there,
chief of which are the three brought
back from Cape York. Greenland, by
Peary: the Willmette meteorite, found
near Portland. Ore., and large frag
ments of the Canon Diablo meteorite
from Arisona. The stone meteorite
from Scott county. Kan., which weighs
20Vi pounds, a small specimen, but
one of the largest of its kind, and
an Iron meteorite slab from Gibeon,
West Africa, will also be placed in
ths collection of meteorites in the
museum foyer. The mass from which
the Iron slab fell in Africa welghd
about fire hundred pounds and went
to the Hamburg Museum. The slab
owned by the American Museum will
be attached to aa iron cast of the
original meteorite before it la put
on exhibition."
There It only om way to tke touli
of ofi —the way of your owi heart
Some men who lore their • wives
seem really afraid they will And It
um nil known our own minds;
evrybody ought certainly to know this
Just one furrow plowed through n
field that Is soaked with water will
hurry the process of drying a good
many days.
About that boy of yours: Are you
going to make the farm Interesting to
him this year by giving him a real
stake In the stock and crops?
Trusting to memory till night, be
fore you set down money paid out. is
dangerous. Do It right off. Carry a lit
tle book In your pocket and use It
whenever there Is anything to make
a minute of.
When you haul off the rubbish la
the spring do not damp It by the road
side. Haul k Into some old mossy,
braky pasture and burn It Pile np
the combustible material by Itself.
Dig a hole somewhere In the pasture
and bury the old tin cans, old palls,
oat at Ight
Wnm Pfcm Journal.
Tk. . iw.
• a . .
George R. Cassedy, with several as
sistants, left here at 4 o’clock last
Saturday morning with 50,00 trout fry
for Upper Beaver creek, which they
liberated in its waters, six or seven
miles above Fancher’s ranch. It was a
very laborious and difficult matter to
get the fish so far up the stream from
the wagon road, and for a long dist
ance the cans containing the fish had
to be carried on the backs of men em
ployed by Mr. Cassedy for the pur
pose. The roads were so muddy from
the rain of the previous day that six
hours was required to drive from here
to Fancher’s ranch. Mr. Cassedy left
this afternoon to drive for Texas
creek from which place he will take
40,00 trout fry over into Custer coun
ty, where they will be turned loose In
North and South Colony creeks..
Lincoln Park Notes.
S. B. Whitlow has made some not
iceable improvements in the place oc
cupied by him on Sherman avenue.
The changes not only add to the
convenience of the family, but add to
the attractiveness of the corner.
Another Sherman aveune resident
who has greatly improved the looks
of his place is J. E. Freidinger. He
has grubbed out the peach fillers and
leveled and cleaned up generally.
The place of Mr. Beckwith as prin
cipal of the local school, for which
he filed no application, has been filled
by the election of Joseph Colgate,
a brother of Mr. Geo. E. Colgate. Mr.
Beckwith will seariously devote him
self to plans he has had in mind for
some years and which, if successful,
will advance him toward a cherished
goal without interfering with his Park
interests, as the school did.
The charter of the Grand Avenue
Chapter of the American Woman’s
League arrived and the members are
actively engaged in scouring their
quoat of subscriptions to Collier's
Weekly. Success, Delieneater, Every
body's and the National Daily . so
as to comple'e the requirements of
the Chapter House. New members are
being enlisted almost daily.
D. W. Ross has now completed the
cement ditch, curb, walks, culverts,
and the picket fence set in cement.
It has been rather a costly job. but
it has set the mark for the Park and
besides setting the community a good
example. Mr. Ross has settled his
fence and ditch troubles for the rest
of his days.
The new board of county commis
sioners are still at their good work
on the Park roads. McKinley and
Grande have been receiving atten
tion as well as some of the further
out streets.
Now that the county commissioners
have graded McKinley street, it would
be a fine thing if the school board
would grade and sand some walks
at least along the school grounds or,
better yet, from Sherman to Grand.
That is an especially bad place and
one that is much traveled on foot.
The school yard is also in greea!
need of another sanding.
At the last meeting of the members
of the South Canon board of educa
tion a corps of teachers was elected
for the next scholastic year as fol
lows :
High school —Miss l>aura Humph
rey. principal; Miss Apnle Garwood.
Miss Slaught.
Fourth Street school —Miss Eldora
Britt, principal; Miss Pearl Hall. Mrs.
A. L Jeffrey. Miss Marie Kier. Miss
Estella Garwood. Miss Verna Ashton.
Lincoln Pa»“k William Colgate
principal; C. G. Miss Essie
Haines. Miss Cora Woodford.
■-'^SmS^ K! y :.;
we make up a aplandtd lias of Barge
Suits and other fabrics. Tet •’ e Serfs
Is the most serviceable fabric sftsr
all. It Is tbs choice thins tor vacation
clothes, boos mss It will stand no and
of rough: usage and always looks
neat and fresh. Bat we make up Out
ing Salts la all of tbs popular fabrics,
sad • can gaaraatee . eototortable St
at an aaap pries
Reanaasber we clean and press both
lad tee’ and seatleasa'* dotkea. Uthei
steam or dry eleaa. Call tor pom
work and denser, ike beat aualpped
plaea la the dtp tor this mark.
Coming! T
to Canon City
Hotel Denton
(Formerly St. Clood Hotel)
Friday and Saturday
JUNE II and 12
Dr. K. C. Sapero
Oculist and Aorist
Eye, Ear, Hose and
Throat Specialist of
Is too well known to
vJr! oeed an 7 introduction
His references are his
patients—your neigh
bors and friends.
Uuadreds of Patients la this Vicinity
>o Incurable Cases Takes.
Cataracts removed and cross eyes
straightened. Granulated eyelids, sore
eyes, catarrh and deafness successful
ly treated. Glasses scientificially ad
justed by the latest and most approved
up-to-date methods.
Dlfticalt l ases Solicited. Bring year
School Children. Over 20,000 Patients
treated in California. Colorado, New
Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas. A large
stock of glasses and artificial eyes on
hand. A large proportion of headaches,
hysteria, insomnia, chorea (St. Vitus
dance), nervous prostration, hallucina
tion. stomach troubles, and other
ical maladies, when of a nervous na
ture, are caused by eye strain. The
removal of the cause effects a perma
nent cure.
Investigate his methods of correcting
errors or refraction.
Dr. Bapero has been practicing in
Colorado for many years. He is a
graduate of the leading medical col
leges of Europe and this country, and
Is licensed to practice by the Stats
Board of Medical Examiners of Colo
rado and other states.
ing citizens of Canon City and vicinity,
now under treatment.
Those unfortunate and unable to
pay will receive medical and surgical
treatment free.
Remember £
He cures where others fail. Over 17
years' practical experience.
Cleat, whom he has cared, furnished
on demand.
Dr. Sapera has been rlsttiaa Cases
City repalarly for away years. AH
work frnaraateed er mosey reloaded.
If yoa desire te reasalt the Deeter.
pleaee make appelatmeat early.
Ceasaltatfea sad EsamJaatioa far
Glasses Free.
Prof. Thompson's class of the First
M. E. S S. played the adult team of
the First Christian S. S. last evening,
and was defeated by one score. The
(came was an interesting one from the
start to finish, and finished mighty in
teresting for the Christian men in
view of the fact that they were defeat
ed in a previous game by the same
team. The score on this occasion was
12 to 11. There were about 100 rooters
and spectators present and a good
time ensued. Buch even practice con
tests assures the “fans*’ of some in
teresting games when the real sched
ule is played off. Watch for date of
the opener.
The essential apparatus for base
ball Is simple and inexpensive. All
that is required is a held, a stick, the
ball itself, and police protection for
the umpire. One advantage of the
game as played professionally, is
that those sitting in the grand stand
can play the game a great deal better
than the eighteen men on the dia
mond. It is also true that any one of
the spectators, even though perched
on a telephone pole across the street
or lookiog through a knothole in the
fence beyond right field, can judge of
the pttcher’a skill or the runner's
fleetness, much more intelligently
than the arbiter who stands behind
the battery. The great merit of the
game is that the people can partici
pate in It. It Is not Uke bridge
whist. Its science is not synonymous
with silence. The thing to do la to
take off your coat and root as long
and as loudly at you can, even if
you don't knew what ta happening.
B. W. McOfianell. experienced ahow
nan. who It building the “Monitor"
and -Merrlaane" attraction at the Bx
poelUoa at BhUi. eaye that the ex
hibition will (he ant beautiful In Me-
The Harlequin Cabbage Bug
This insect is more common in the
Southern part of the United States
than in Colorado; nevertheless, it has
made its appearance in districts far
toward the north of the state. It be
longs to the true bugs and, of course,
does its injury by sucking the juice
from the leavsß and stems of the
plant, causing them to wither and the
plant to die. It is injurious to cab
bage. mustard, radish, and other
plants of this nature.
The eggs are very small and usual
ly deposited in two parallel rows,
about a dozen in each bunch. The
newly hatched insects are green,
marked with black, but as they grow
they become flattened, bright red,
black, and yellow markings. The eggs
hatch on the tird or fourth day af
ter laying, and the young bugs are
ready to reproduce many generations
during the season, which permits the
insects to become very injurious
where they have secured a foothold.
The insect is very difllcult to kill.
Even the ordinary remedies for bugs
appear to have very little effect upon
this insect. This may be helped by
planting a trap crop of mustard,
which attracts the insects from the
main crop, and where the kerosene
emulsion may be applied with suffi
cient strength to kill both bugs and
plants without, of course, loss to the
crop. Sometimes the planting of
radishes among the cabbage plants
will attract the bugs away from the
cabbage and prevent injury for the
As already stated, this is a south
ern insect, particularly. It will not
live over in our Colorado climate in
any except the mildest winters. Con
sequently, if upon its appearance it
can be kept from doing injury during
the current year, there is little pros
pect that It will survive the winter
and form a serious pest the next year.
This makes the use of trap crops es
pecially applicable to conditions in
this state.
Colorado Agricultural College. Fort
To relieve the monotony of life in
the Canon City penitentiary, D. W.
Silverhorn, one of the smoothest
crooks ever arrested in this city, is
turning his attention to literature and
has written a letter to The Gazette,
offering for publication his "Reminis
cences of a Russian Spy.” The stories
are supposed to concern his own ex
periences in various parts of the
The fluency with which Silverhorn
could rattle off fairy tales about him
self. while he was in the toils in this
city, gave him the reputation among
local officers of being a dope fiend and
the most entertaining liar they had
ever encountered. Shorn of all imag
inary stunts, however, the criminal
record of Silverhorn as a confidence
man and burglar, was sufficient to
earn him a sentence of 10 years in the
penitentiary at the hands of Judge W.
S. Morris for grand larceny committed
in this city. Silverhorn who has been a
globe trotter, has considerable educa
tion, is a good penman and his face
tious disposition is shown in the fol
lowing reference to his sentence in
the district court. In his letter to The
Gazette he says:
"In February 190 S at the sincere ad-,
vice of my advising physician. Judge
W. S. Morris. I consented to embrace
a life of dignified retirement for a
period of 10 years. But as this popular
resort has long since lost all its nov
Our Travelers’ Checks
Sale, Convenient and Available
When taking a trip, in this coun
try or abroad, remember to take with
you our Travelers’ Checks.
They afford safety for your funds,
are convenient to carry and are avail
able everywhere.
For sale in suitable denominations.
Canon City, Colorado
Oldest Bank In This Section
CAPITAL liqouoooqo ■ ESTABLISHED if**
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Do You Get Up
With a Lame Back?
Kidney Trouble Makes Ton Miserable,
Almost everyone knows of Dr. Kilmer’s
Swamp-Root, the great kidney, liver and
- . bladder remedy, be
"!J 1 1 cause of its re mar k
• I aWe iiealth restoring
I Ik properties. Swamp
■ XTKSI R - ooi - ,u - !;^s almost
l every v. i: h in over
ikl l P;** coming rheumatism,
\y~~ Y, jjji , pain i:i '.he back, kid
u ‘, r __ ijjju neys, liver, bladder
l? and every part of the
| •__ ; . tirinarv' passage. It
■ ill l& ~ *' corrects inability to
hold water and scalding pain in passing it,
or bad effects following use of liquor, wine
or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
necessity of being compelled to go often
through the day, and to get up many
times during the night.
Swamp-Root is not recommended for
everything but if you have kidney, liver
or bladder trouble, it will be found just
the remedy you need. It has been thor
oughly tested in private practice, and has
proved so successful that a special ar
rangement has been made by which all
readers of this paper, who have not al
ready tried it, may have a sample bottle
sent free by mail; also a book telling
more about Swamp-Root, and bow to
find out if you have kid- «
ney or bladder trouble.
When writing mention fr"
reading this generous
offer in this paper and HHMttttlMH
send your address to
Dr. Kilmer & Co.,
Binghamton, N. Y. The regular fifty-cent
and one-dollar size bottles are sold by
all druggists. Don’t make any mistake
but remember the name. Swamp-Root,
Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp-Root, and the ad
dress, Binghamton, N. Y.,on every bottle.
elty to me. I am doing some writing
as a means of diverting ray “tink*
‘ank, etc.”
The “Reminiscences of a Russian
Spy” is the result of his eforts at di
version.—Colorado Springs Gazette.
In a happy and decidedly successful
solution of the dandelion problem at
the State School of the Deaf and Blind
in this city, Superintendent W. K.
Argo is using a small portion of mon
ey left by the late W. S. Stratton. Mr.
Stratton bequeathed a certain amount
to the school, the interest on which is
to go for prizes among the pupils. Su
perintendent Argo has offered prizes
to the boys digging up the most dan
delions on the school grounds, and
about 30 boys are working on the
lawn several hours ev -y day. They
wear bibs and overalls, and carefully
save the extracted dandelions in their
pockets, to be counted and placed to
their credit at the close of the day.
The grounds are rapidly being rid of
the troublesome flower.
W. D. Pierce, manager of the Fair
mount and Riverside cemeteries in
Denver, is actively engaged in a cru
sade against dandelions, and his meth- ‘
od. which seems to be most efficient,
might well be adopted by Colorado
Springs people whose lawns are over
ridden with the yellow pest.
Pierce puts crude carbolic acid,
which costs 50 cents per gallon, in an
oil can, and places four or five drops
in the head of the dandelion. This acid
soaks into the roots, and in a day or
two the whole plant, root, branch and
stem is dead. Many local residents
have used gasoline with success in
killing dandelions, as suggested in a
Gaxette editorial yesterday.
Mayor W. H. Spurgeon has delayed
setting a date for a general “house
cleaning day*’ in Colorado Springs, for
a few days, until the funds in the
street department will warrant the
extra expense inonrred in hauling
away the rubbish collected by house
holders.—Colorado Springs Gazette.

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