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Illuminated Street Parade and Ceremon
ial Session a Great Success—Pueblo
Secures the 1912 Meeting—Last
Day of Grand Lodge Work.
The thanks of the Knights of Py
thias of Canon City, and, indeed, of
the public generally, is due to the
fifty members of Jaball Ali temple, |
Dramatic Order of the Knights of j
Khorassan, of Colorado Springs who j
came here at their own expense at I
the beginning of the week for the j
purpose of entertaining the Pythian •
grand lodge representatives and vis- j
ltors and the community at large with I
a street parade Wednesday night- The ]
D. O. K. K. members, or “Dookies" as
they are sometimes called, represent
the social side, of Pythianlsm and hold
about the same relation to that order
that the Shriners do to Masonry
They are jolly good fellows and their
membership is very largely recruited
from past officers of the Knights of
Pythias grand lodge, although no re
striction is placed on lay members
of the subordinate lodges sacking ad
mission to its ranks.
The parade here Wednesday night
was a highly spectacular affair, and,
In the glare of the rockets amd red
fire of the marchers, the public was
offered & pleasing and romantic pio
ture of their Arabian costumes, and,
in imagination, of the origin of their
order. The fez worn by the knights
made a conspicuous headgear, and,
with the red, zouave-like trousers,
baggy waists and long scarlet sashes
combined to produce a scene as for
eign in aspect as it was attractive.
Following the parade there was
a ceremonial session of the order at
Annex hall and a class of nine nov
itiates initiated into its mysteries;
most of whom are members of Coeur
de Leon Lodge, Knights of Pythias,
of this city. While there is a sugges
tion of the humorous and grotesque
about the Dramatic Order of the
Knights of Khorassan there is back
of it underlying principles of those
Christian graces nnd virtues that con
tribute to that high civilization and
universal brotherhood that humanity
is struggling to attain. Some of the
ritualistic work of the D. O. O. K.
temple is sublime in the extreme and
its exemplification in the affairs of
life cannot fall to exalt those who
practice it. as wv.ll as uplift those •
brought within the sphere of its
At the close of the ceremonial and
Initiatory session Wednesday night
a splendid banquet was served to the
visitors from Colora lo Springs and
the members of co-ordinate temples
from other parts of the state in at
tendance on the Pythian grand lodge
The sessions of the grand lodge.
Knights of Pythias, and of the Py
thian Sisters grand temple, will close
this afternoon, although It is likely
to be five or six o’clock before all of
the business presented for their con
sideration has been transacted. A
large number of important matters
have been laid before the two grand
bodies for determination and their
disposal has, necessarily, been a some
what tedious proposition.
The first order of business at the
Knight/* of Pythias grand lodge this
morning wai> the memorial addresses
tor those who had died during the
paat year; notably Ralph W.. Talbot,
of Denver, nnd GapL H. D. Humphrey,
of Fort Collins; both members of the
grand lodge. Later the matter off ~<Jie
Endowment Hank, or Insurance de
partment of the order was taken up
and exhaustively discussed In this
j connection it will be Interesting to
j know that the Knights of Pythias
I brotherhood had on January first of
| this year a total membership of 711,-
381 and that the assets of the subor
i dJnate lodges was at that time $lB,-
01S/782.90 The lodge expended for re-
I lief purposes during the twelve months
ending December thirty-first th*
sum of $1,700,000.
The o dicers. representatives and vis
itors to the tblrty-serenth annual ses
sion of the Pythian grand lodge, and
to the Pythian Sisters grand temple,
t.s well as the officers and non-com
missioned men of the Uniform Rank
encampment, express .themselves as
having had a good time during their
sojourn in Canon City aad will carry
away with them a pleasing recollec
tion of the hospitality they received
while here in return for these very
generous sentiments we are prompted
to nay that the community has been
h<-nerel and gratified to hare them
here and hope that at some -time in
the not distant future they will come
back again t renew their acausJnt
ance of o*r people.
At Wednesday morning’s session of
the Knights of Pythias grand lodge
it was voted to hold the 1912 meeting
in Pueblo. The selection of Pueblo
for the grand lodge meeting next year
was not at all surprising as its rep
resentatives here made a strong hid
arid had back of them the support of
most of the lodges of the order In the
soil them part of the state. There was
little opposition to Pueblo’s applica
tion for the honor of entertaining the
grand lodge as It was generally con
ceded that it was the logical place
for the next convention.
Much to the regret of General Bur
• dick and staff officers, as well as to
the general public, there was no com
petition in the military drill of the
Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias,
at the high school athletic field Wed
nesday afternoon; all of the com
panies at the encampment, except
Ralph Talbot, No. 17, of Denver, de
clining to participate, although a
thousand dollars was offered in prizes
by the grand lodge for the winners in
the contest.
Preceded by the Canon City Cornet
band the members of Ralph Talbot
company marched from "Camp Wol-»
bert” In the City park to the parade
ground at 4:30 o’clock where inspec
tion was held and a company and
platoon drill was given in the pres
ence of fully two thousand people.
The drill was In accordance with the
United States army regulations and
was very interesting. The Judges were
Col. Nat. Fallek of Denver, brigade
engineer, Col. E. H. Phillips of Colo
rado Sprlngß, commanding 4 the first
regiment, Uniform Rank, and W. 8.
Sperry of Pueblo, former major of
the first batullion of the second reg
iment, Uniform Rank, who carefully
recorded the action* of the company
during the drill. It was found from the
marking* of tbe Judge* that a acorn
of eighty*«ix point* had been made
out of a possible hundred points. The
company will receive one-fifth of the
total set apart by the grand lodge, or
two hundred dollars.
At brigade headquarters at "Camp
Wolbert” at 7:30 o’clock Wednesday
night, Canon City company, Uniform
Rank, Knights of Pythias, was re
organized by Brigadier General Ed
-1 win N. Burdick and staff officers with
Allen Jameson as captain, O. J. Run
dahl first lieutenant and Jas. L. Coop
er second lieutenant. The new oom
! pany will be known as “Coeur de
! Leon Company No. 3” and will start
1 out with a roster of about thirty
names. The brigade encampment here
lias stimulated an interest in the mil
itary branch of the Pythian order and
; the company just organized is likely
' to have a prosperous career.
Secretary Rowland, is in receipt of
a communication from President W.
i H. Raleigh of the Laytan Fireworks
& Amusement company of Amarillo,
Texas, saying that he will be here
with his big shows for the county fair,
, to be held September twelfth b* fif
teenth Inclusive. Mr. Rowland has
been in correspondence with Mr Ra
leigh in relation to securing this at
traction for -some time, but the re
sult of the negotiations was uncer
tain until tbe message from the lat
ter tfiis morning stating tlmt »h«*
[terms of the association for admission
to the fair grounds had been acceined
-and the contract signed. The Isytou
•Fireworks & Amusement company,
among other features, carries with It
a 'large number of alligators, many
which are educated In the manner erf
trained seals to do many wonderful
“stunts.” They are In charge of the
original "Alligator foe," who haa a
national reputation ia -thl* particular
line of work. In addition the company
will present "On the Rend to M&nde
lay," a highway of trastel rendered
famous Vy the well kaowr poem of
Rudyard Kipling.
The fair association this year has
determined to afford its patrons an
opportunity to enjoy an unusually
wide range of entertainment on the
grounds. With the “thrills** of th* race
track nnd Its extended attractions the
fair grounds this season will present
to visitors a program of amusement
varied and comprehensive enough to
satisfy the most exacting.
Children Ory
Complaint is made by residents of
East Canon of the dumping there of
the surplus catß and kittens of the
community to the annoyance and pre
judice of the Inhabitants, who are
Compelled to feed them to prevent
their starvation. A few extra "mous
ers” would not make much difference,
j according to the objectors, but the
liberation in one locality of all the
| excess felines in the surrounding
j county is benevolence gone to seed,
in ihe opinion of the protesting cit
izens. if the dumping process con
tii lies East. Canon will soon be over
run with cats of varying sizes, ages
and degrees of usefulness and the
authorities will be appealed to to put a
stop to the nuisance.
What They Will Do for Yaa
They will cur. your backacba,
•trength.n your liidneya, oor
•tet urinary Irregularillca, build
•P the worn out ti.auaa, and
tlimlnata the execs, urlo arid
that cauaoa rhoumatiam. Pro
»ent Brifht’i Diems,, and Dta
bat.e, and reatoie health an*
•trongth Rein*, .libatltuta.
Far dal# fcj all Draa Plata
01 the Methodist ministers in Col
orado Springs this week attending the j
none is enjoying
hfraself more than the Rev. George
Murray of Canon City, aged 81, the
oldest delegate to the convention, and j
one of the church’s “superannuates.”
“The patriarch of Colorado Metho
dism,” is the way one man referred
to the Rev. Murray yesterday. He
certainly looks the part, but in spite '
jf his advanced age he is still able to
give a reliable account of the early
days of Colorado when he was a cir
cuit rider.
Mr. Murray’s memory is not distinct
day school will give a dinner In hon
on all points, but he says that he was
one of the first, if not the first min
ister to deliver a sermon in the pres
ent city of Colorado Springs. He play
ed some part in the building of the
first Methodist church here. It was
while on the way to this city to de
liver a sermon that he received an
injury that materially injured his
health and brought about his first
selection to the ranks of the super
Mr. Murray was ordained a« a min
ister when he was 27 years old. He
joined the Ohio conference of the '
Methodist church three years later
Ho. left Ohio for Colorado in 1365,
just as the soldiers of the Union army
were returning home. He was trans
ferred to the Colorado conference by
Bishop Kingsley. With bis wife ns a
companion, he joined a wagon train
that was bound for the Pacific coast
at St. Joseph, Mo. Five weeks la<er
they reached Denver. Presiding Eider
Willard gave him an immediate ap
pointinent to Colorado City, Canoe
City and Pueblo In the same year,
where he was pastor. He spent one
year at Georgetown. He was sent
bark to Colorado City in 1869 as pre
siding elder of the southern Colorado
"It sras In February of 1872 that W.
F. Warren, who was pastor In Colo
rado City told me of the work he was
starting Is s sew town," said Mr. Mur
ray. "That place was Colorado
Springs, thea very much in its infan
cy. One day he asked me to go to the
divide and see what It would cost to
got‘lumber for a new church. He was
then planning the first Methodist
church In Colorado Springs, which he
completed later. I do no know where
it was located, but think it was some
where on the present Tejon street.
"Later In the year I was on my
way to this city to preach. The horse
which I was driving took fright and
threw me out. breaking my hip. 1
was disabled, but managed to speak
on crutches Just before the confer
ence In the church."
Of the superannuated ministers
who are here attending the confer
ence. are the Rev. George H. Adams, J
Phoenix, Arizona, the Rev. John H.
Merritt, Denver; the Rev. James F.
Coffman, Pierce; the Rev. Robert H.
Rhodes. PlattevlHe and the Rev.
Charles W.. Shaw, Canon City.
The young women of class 22 of the
First Methodist Episcopal church Sun
■or of the superannuates and their
wives Friday evening at 6 o’clock at
the home of Mrs. E. Van Dusen, 830
North Weber street.—Colorado Springs
During the fair there will be at
least two hundred horsemen who will
camp on the fair grounds. They mrit
cat. as every one knows, nnd a tern- j
porary restaurant out thorc would be
a big help to them and would certain
ly be profitable. There are already at
least eight men out at the grounds
and a good many more will be drop
ping In from time to time until the j
fair ends. A hustler could make
things convenient for these men Ip I
the way of meals and yet make good j
of physical endurance und your con
dition is still curable, take Foley Kid
ney Rills. Their quick action and pos
itive results will delight you. For
backache, nervousness, rheumatism,
and ull kidney, bladder and urinary
troubles.—For Hale by all Drugglata.
Washing*'i. Vug. 31.—The center
of population In the United States
| was announced by Director of the Cen
sus Durand today to be in the western
part of the city of Bloomington, Mon
ro© county. I ml. This is eight miles
west of the location announced July
17, when Director Durand placed it
\y 2 miles south of Unionville, in the
same county.
The exact longitude of the center
of population is eight miles from the
previous point. Ten years ago the
point of population was six miles
southwest of Columbia, Ind, 39 miles
southeast of its new location.
The change in the center of popu
' latlon Bince July 17 is due to the dis
covery of an error made in the cen
sus office. Two clerks worked sepa
rately in compiling the geographical
point but both made the same error
and the wrong result was pub
lished. The movement of the cen
ter of population 3S miles westward
is due to the increase of population
on the Pacific coast. "The great in
crease in the population of New York,
Pennsylvania and center states north
of the 29th parallel has balanced the
increase In Texas, Indian Territory
and Southern California," said Mr.
Durand. “The greater advance towurd
, the west is to a large extent due to
ihe increase in population of the Pa
cific coast states, their distance from
the center giving them much greater
weight than the populous states east
of the center. For instance San Fran
cisco, Seattle. Portland and Sacra
mento with a population of 906,016
have as great an increase on the cen
ter of population as Philadelphia, Bo»-
ton and Baltimore with a population
(of 2,776.078."
The new western movement of the
center of population since 1890 is 558
Wm. Holms* Rea died at his late
residence In Canoa City, Colorado.
August 29th. 1911. Deceased was born
in Versailles, Ripley coanty, Indiana,
January sth. 1858, aged 63 years, 7
months and 21 days. He wss converted
and gave his heart to his Savior dur
ing his recent Illness, and said be
was willing to go if it pleased God
to take him.
He was next to the youngest child
of John Rea. one of the early pioneers
of southeast Indiana, nnd leaves only
one brother and sister of a large fam
ily of children, a wife and one son
to survive him. The only brother from
Beaver City, Nebraska, Is here and
will carry the remains to Its last
resting place, near his late home In
Furnas county, Nebraska.
Children 0 r
CAS T o '
Brigade Engineer Nit Fallek, under
whose supervision "Camp Wolbert"
was established in (he City park, is
Justly proud of the splendid discipline
existing there during the encampment
of Colorado Brigade, Uniform Rani:,
Knights of Pythias. The location nnd
general arrangement of the camp Is
Ideal nnd many compliments have
been passed upon It by visitors during
the last few days. Military regulations
have prevailed at all times in the
same strict sense that they do in the
United States army and the camp is
<i model of cleanliness nnd sanita
tion. 'Tamp Wolbert" was inspected
Iby an army officer Tuesdny after
j noon nnd on Its completion he took
I occasion to felicitate General Burdick
and staff on the excellent physical and
| military conditions ho found existing
! there.
A merciless murderer Is Appendi
citis with many victims, but Dr. King’s
New Life Pills kill It by prevention.
They gently stimulate stomach, liver
nnd bowels, preventing that clogging
that Invites appendicitis, curing Con
stipation, Headache, Biliousness,
Chills. 2ft cents, at Hunter Palmer’a.
The Keables Drug Co. has started
a cafe feature in connection with
their beautiful refreshment parlors
and the present patronage indicates
that the new department will be a
winner. The Keables’ Parlors hav al
ways been referred to and patronized
as perhaps the best in town and this
new department will add much to
their prestige.
Regular meals are served at the
noon and evening hours and lunches
may be had at any time. A well
known chef, with a wide range of
experience and splendid recommen
dation. Mr. Roy Mercer, formerly of
the Denton, has been secured by the
management and his menus prove
that the public confidence In him has
not been misplaced.
Keables’ Cafe is run upon strictly
metropolitan lines and Is tho first of
its kind to be started in Canon City.
It fulfills a long felt want for gr
ists and town folk and should be lib
erally patronized In order to be made
a permanent Institution.
This morning Mr. A. Page, proprie
tor of the Wardrobe, Cleaners, Pref
ers and Dyers, appeared upon Main
street driwng the artistically painted
new wagon wnich will hereafter call
and deliver all clothes going to The
This business is a new one in Canon
City and is bound to make good. Mr.
Page has installed a steam press
which not only presses j|ut
sterilizes them as well and the fact
that steam is used does away with
the heal of an iron which often rots
even the best of cloth and It
away entirely with which
la some times the outage of clothes
An excellent dying de
partment Is a prominent drawing
card for the efficiency of this firm and
It la poaalble now to have any work
that a cleaner and dyer can do ac
complished at The Wardrobe without
sending out of the city.
The Wardrobe la also agent for the
American Hat company, of Pueblo,
and can have your hat cleaned and
blocked promptly.
That the days of the gun-toter are
drawing near an end Is the opinion
of peace Officers who have read the
new law passed by the last legisla
ture and which become* effective next
Su; day. Under ti of the
new act which ia one of the most
stringent ever pasaed to stop the car
rying of concealed vMponJR" pun
ishment for the first offense Is a fine
of not more than SSOO or a term of not
more than one year In jail or both
A second offense Is a felony and pun
ishable by not more than two year*
In the state penitentiary or a fin* of
not more than SI,OOO or both.
Tho new law gives any officer the
right to search any person suspected
of carrying concealed weapon* with
out a warrant. Although not generally
known, under the old law It wne n«»t
an offenso to carry concealed WeSvbn*
outside of the coroporate limit* of
n town or city.
At the regular meeting today of the
Chamber of Commerce directors,
steps were taken to urrnng**f'>r del
egations to attend each of the
fairs to be given In a d iiu
ties In the next few month*. The Fre
mont County fair at Canon C is
scheduled to begin September 12th
—the Elbert county fair September
21*1. and the Cnlhnn fair for October
4. The delegntoa to theao fair* will
boost the Dry Farming congress
tiy to put tho Chamber of Ooiijp|artia
und Colorado Spring, In cloiar (ouoli
with lha farming dlatrleta.—Colorado
Bprlnga Oaaatta.

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