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RUSSIANS DIE BY THE S C O R E (By United Press) St. Petersburg, Feb. 10.—Unless Russia finds some way to check the increase in cholera ravages, the dis ease threatens to become more calam itious than all the other national per ils combined. Figures compiled to day by the health authorities show the following number of deaths from the disease in the past four years: 1907, 6428; 1908, 15,543; 1909, 10,605; 1910, 101,002. It is practically certain that the deaths this year will exceed those of 1910, as the disease is more wide spread than ever before. The figures here given are the “official returns” and are not believed to represent more than 60 per cent of the actual number of deaths. FIREMAN’S BALL ON WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY The annual ball of the members of the Canon City Volunteer Fire Depart ment will take place at Annex hall the night of Febru. /y 22 in pursuance of a time-honored custom. Tickets for the event are now being sold and should find many purchasers in view of the splendid cause to which the proceeds are to be devoted. There is no more worthy and self-sacrificing organization In the community than the volunteer fire department and it should be helped and encouraged by every generous and progressive citi zen In the perpetuation of its exist ence. No fund is set apart for its main tenance and its only source of income is from the sale of tickets to its an nual ball on Washington’s birthday anniversary, which is hardly suffi cient to purchase the necessary uni forms for its members and hold the organization together. everybody should be interested enough in the rolunteer firemen to purchase a tick et to tlieir ball for they are the re liance of the town in case of a fire the salaried department is unable to control, always a possibility in any community. The volunteer fire department is a public-spirited and patriotic organi zation, and, as such, should be given that substantial recognition that it deserves. When the solicitor comes around buy a couple of tickets for the ball and treat yourself to the con solation that you have assisted a useful and commendable institution to that extent Children Ory FOR FLETCHER’S CAST O R I A TAXES WILL BECOME DELINQUENT MARCH IST County Treasurer T. B Moore Is in receipt of a communication from M. A. l>‘ddy. auditor of state, in which he says that the state will insist uj»on the collection of taxes as they becomo due and that interest u|>on all de linquent taxes must, and shall, *»e collected i fter Mareh first upon the first half of the taxes due, and, afte- August first, upon the second half. It has been the custom of the coun ty commissioners in years past to ex tend the time of payment of the first half of taxes until March 15 or April 1, when the county was not in im mediate need of funds. A number of taxpayers have been under the im pression that he extensions of time for payment, without the addition of interest penalty, has been a dis cretionary matter on the part of the county treasurer but the letter of the auditor of state calls to the attention of couuiy commissioners and county treasurers the statutes making the interest penalty operative with re spect to the unpaid first half of taxes March 1 and the rfecnnd half on Aug ust 1 DELIGHTFUL VALENTINE PARTY A charming Valentine parly was given this week by Miss Anna Bur gees, assisted by Agnes Foster. The decorations were most elaborate, with the heart design carried out even in the refi esh meats and bon-bon aou vtoers Flesh light pictures were taken just before the guest* depart ed for their homes GIRL ACCI DENTALLY HURT A week ago Sunday as Jay Side bottom and wif“ and Mr. and VI s. Ed Carter were out driving in Mr. Sidebottora's car they accidentally ran into Josie Kama near Oro Junta, breaking her leg. Mrs. F. F. Karns and two daughters were driving to wards Canon when, as they neared Oro Junta, they saw the Sidebottom car coming towards them. Mr. Side bottom also saw the people and blew his horn In warning. The horse was drawn to the left side of the road and Mr. Sidebottom took the other side as Is customary. The horse was seen to shy a little but no one thought any thing of it except Josie, who appar ently thought the horse was going to act up, for she jumped out of the bug gy in order to grab the animal’s heaa. In alighting from the buggy, which was In motion, she lost her balance and before the car, which was going about fifteen miles an hour, could be stopped, she ha* fallen against the rear wheel on the left side which broke a small bone in her leg close to her inkle. The car was immediate ly turned around and the injured girl brought to this city where medical assistance was given her. She is at present convalescing as well as could be expected. Both parties concerned considered the mishap a pure accident, so much so. In fact, that although It occurred over a week ago, the story is Jnst now going the rounds. THE MIDVALE GOAL AND COKE COMPANY BACKED BY STRONG INTERESTS The organization recently men tioned in these columns of the Mid vale Coal & Coke company, to take over and operate the Royal Gorge and Diamond coal properties, means more to the community than at first understood; as the Midvale Coal & Coke company is owned and controlled by The Midvale Fuel com pany, recently formed with very large capital to operate coal properties In several sections of this state. New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas, which will bo done under the man agement and direction of the Colo rado-Midland Engineering and Devel opment company, with offices In the First National Bank building in Den ver, has resources of more than $2,- 500,000, with a capable staff of ex perienced engineers and operators. George W. Gibson, chief engineer of the Colorado-Midland company has been placed In charge of the oper ations of the local interests, and he has selected his assistants to conduct the business here. The Midvale Fuel company Ik back ed by Denver, Colorado Springs, Ok lahoma. Arizona. New Mexico. East f—n and Txmdon capitalists; and such names as Frank Brooks, a large real estate owner In Denver and Seattle: S. A. Giles, owner of the “Giles ranch." located 12 miles this side of Colorado Springs on the state highway; Andrew Edmiston, vice president of the National Exchange Bank of Weston. West Va.: William E. Halley, of Halleyrille, Oklahoma, a member of the great coal mining family that l>ears his name; O. D. M. Gaddis, president of the large mer cantile house of Gaddis and Ferry ns well as several other strong finan ciers, together with one of the lead ing bankers In London, will add great strength to the entire enterprise. The local company has a capital of $400.- 000. all subscribed, anil a bond issue of SIOO,OOO. authorized and negotiated as a fund to complete the contem plated plant here The company will begin improvements on a large scale within a reasonable time, and will eventually be enabled to hoist a ton age of 2.000 tons dally. In the meantime the company is o'eaning up the Royal Gorge mine and getting It in first class shape to take out Its capacity there. With its new homes constructed; its new shafts and other improvements, the Midvale Goal & Coke company ex pects, in course of time, to boast of a model mine and a profitable one. With its large area of coal proper ty owned and leased it will have long 'ears of an enormous output. This city may well be proud of having this enterprise established within its midst which means much to the busi ness Interests of this community and Is to be congratulated thereupon. For accomplishing all of this we may give thanks to A C. Dickinson, of The Fremont County Abstract com pany, and who Is president of the new company, who has worked for the past year and a half, overcoming what at times seemed unsurmount ii hie obstacles, In bringing this prop- ! osition to a culmination and getting so strong a financial organisation back of the enterprise, which be- j spaeke seoosss from the very begin-j nlng m ciypy citt recorb. Thursday, fbbruabt it, ua DISASTER, 17 KILLED IN MINE (By United Press.) Trinidad, Feb. 10.—Eleven persons j are known to be dead and six others are missing and believed dead, as the result of last night’s explosion in the Cokedale mine of the Carbon Coal & ; Coke company, near here. Six bodies were brought to the surface today j and five have been located in the; mine but have not yet been brought j up. Included in those brought to the surface were the bodies of A. E. Sut -1 ton, assistant superintendent of the mine and Robert Meek, an office clerk, who were overcome by black damp, while heading a rescue party this morning. They died before they j could be brought up. The explosion occurred at 8:55 last night and wrecked the Interior of the mine. The cause has not been ascertained. The passages are rapidly filling with gases and it is feared that the six ! missing men have perished. Seventeen men were working in the mine at the time of the explosion j and two of these were rescued alive. The rescued men are John Kristen and Nick Tomcamage. They were ; found unconscious in the entry 6, west, but were both revived. The explosion blew timbers five hundred feet from the entrance, wrecked the adjoining houses, blew the top off of the concrete casing of the fan but the fan was not stopped One hundred helmeted rescuers have * been working since midnight looking for the six missing men FOR AGED PEOPLE Old Folks Should be Careful In Their Selection of Regulative Medicine. We have a safe, dependable and j altogether Ideal remedy that ia par ticularly adapted to the require ments of aged people and persons of weak constitutions who suffer from constipation or other bowel j disorders. We are so certain that | it will relieve these complaints and give absolute satisfaction In every particular that we offer it with our personal guarantee that it shall cost the user nothing if it fails to sub stantiate our claims. This remedy Is called Rexall Orderli* k. Rexall Orderlies have soothing, healing. strengthening. tonic and regulative action upon the bowels. They remove all erritation. dryness, soreness and weakness. They re store the bowels and associate organs to more vigorous and healthy acti vity. They are eaten like candy, may 1 be taken at any time without Incon venience, no not cause any griping. nausea, diarrhoea, excessive loose ness. flatulence or other disagreeable j effect. Price 25c and 10c Sold only at our store The Rexall Store. Sold by Mitchell & Egbers "RADIUM" WILL SUPERSEDE COAL New York, Feb. 10.—Scientists will soon solve the problem of the conser vation of tiie w>rld s coal, ,-iccording j to Or. A. H. Bucherer, a professor of j physics In Lh’* University of Bonn, Germany, who is in thi scountTy for! a series of lectures before scientific j bodies. Rad um, Dr. Bucherer be lieves, will super* de coal as the source of the world’s energy and heat. “Some men of great imaginative , power,” Bays D*\ Bucherer. “have de scribed the situation when, deprived of its sources of heat and energy, the human race will gradually die out from cold and when on the earth’s surface conditions will obtain simi lar to those on the face of the moon. But in radium scientists have found j I an energy whl« h surpass*-* by more ! than a million times anything that can be supplied by the combustion of any known fuel The unlocking of this energy is only a question of time. “Relent Ist* all over the world are devoting their efforts to solve the problems presented and on*» of these i days they will be successful. There Is no doubt that the world has learn ed more about physics snd chemistry jln the nine years sines radium was 1 (discovered than It learned la the tboasted rears Mors/' THE HARDY LUMBER CO. Solicits a Share of Your Patronage We cater especially to the small trade---to the home and rancher. There are a hundred things yon need from a Lumber Yard every year and we want your trade in these lines. Some people thing they trade at a Lumber Yard only when they build a house, but such is far from the case. We have in our stock some thing you need every week in the year. We want your trade in these little things and will treat you right. Some Things We Carry in Stock Glass Putty Front Doors Paint Brushes Nails Corrugated Iron Iron Roofing Lime Cement Paints Carriage Paints Varnishes Stains Muresco Glue Liquid Granite White Lead Paint Remover Lumber Shingles Lath Pickets Sash Fence Posts Doors Screen Doors Step Ladders THE HARDY LUMBER CO.