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MURDER TRIAL IS CLOSED Confession Saves the Lives of the McNamara Brothers. DEFENSE AGAINST A STONE WALL ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENSE ADMIT IT WAS ONLY THING TO DO Attorneys Labored Several Weeks to Endeavor to Secure Confes sion From the Brothers Los Angeles, Dec. 2.—District At- ! torney Fredericks Issued a statement j today telling some of the inside his tory of the confessions of the Me- * Namaras. He declared that as early as last July the defense offered to plead guilty of murder for Jim McNamara If his brother John could go free. Came To Terras Wednesday. Frederick said he refnused this off er declaring that he had a perfect case and would accept pleas of guilty for both men or neither. After a good deal of sparring the defense finally came to terms on Wednesday night Fredericks added that he has other bribe money beside the four thousand dollars It !s alleged he got from Franklin, the chief inve3tigator for the defense. The district attorney re fused to say how much, but when asked If It were enough to pay the fifty thousand dollars rewards offered for the arrest of the Times dynamit ers, he stated the report was nearly correct. Attorney Darrow admits that Lincoln J. Steffens, a magazine writ er, played a prominent part in getting the pleas of guilty. He declared that Steffens was largely responsible for bringing about a condition among the business men of Los Angeles whereby /Influence was brought to bear on Fredericks to accept the de fense's offer of the plea of guilty in both cases. Denies Arrangement for Clemency. Judge Bordwell denies that any ar rangement for clemency has been made, and he indicates that when the two brothers are up for sentence Tuesday he will sentence Jim Mc- Namara to hang if he merits it Both brothers are expected to utter pleas for clemency at that time. Harriman Claims Political Plot. Job Harriman, the Socialist candi date for mayor, declared that the ar rangement whereby the McNamaras pleaded guilty was a political plot to discredit him and prevent his election next Tuesday. Scene to Shift to Indianapolis. It Is learned that detectives for several weeks havo been watching a number of persons connected with the Iron Workers’ Union in Indianapolis and the California Federation of La bor. Arrests are expected when the Indianapolis federal grand Jury re ports. Is Truly the Beginning. It was privately stated in District Attorney Frederick’s office today that the sensation has just started. There is a rumor that Ortie McManl gal will plead guilty to dynamiting the Llewellyn Iron Works, but that bis sentence may be suspended so that he may be taken to Indianapolis to figure in the federal investigation there. The McNamara brothers slept well ( last night and appeared to be relieved today after their confessions. EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT. Dr. Sapero, the Denver specialist, will again be In Canon City at Hotel Denton, one day, Saturday Doc. 9. Consultation free. Call early. Children Ory FCH FLETCHER’S CAST O R I A LOCAL CHARACTERS THE PROMOTER An interesting visitor to a news paper office Is The Promoter. Every newspaper office has him —has him often. The Promotor does not hide his candle under a basket —he brings it hurriedly to a newspaper office where a little light properly reflected will shine a long way. , The Promoter is not peculiar to ; Canon City. Sometimes we may think from numerous past experiences that Canon City is marked on the map with the sign E. Z. M., but such is not the case We can speak positively for I *ve have eamined every map and at las obtainable and we have found no ' distinguishing mark of any kind. By Inquiry and reading we have become convinced that The Promoter is a specie well known in every quar ter —and like the poor he is always with us. Every town has them. At any rate after much investigation we have found no town that has not had them. Promoters are of two classes —suc- cessful and unsuccessful. If the Pro moter lands a bunch of people for his i promotion he is successful, j Enterprises promoted are of two classes-r-successful and unsuccessful | —though we have no doubt that many people will question this analysis. * But we can verify it as of our own personal knowledge we know of a successful enterprise that was pro * moted once—that is we read about it in a well covered book. U was “The Great American Pie Trust.” i Why you buy stock or sky of | The Promotor it is usually best to 1 see that the certificate reads “non- I assessable,” then when you have paid him you know that you are through paying at least. That is a great satis j faction sometimes. If The Promotor writes “Non-Dlvi j dent Paying” across the face of your ] stock don’t kick about it. Just let him do" it It will save you doing It later and it will relieve you of disappoint ments that may come up. In looking back over the files of The Record we are pleased to see that Canon City has had her full share of Promoters. Canon City has not been overlooked. We even find * Promoters mentioned In the files away back before Harry Maddox came to town. Harr/ certainly did attract the eye of the Tourist bnt Mr. Pro moter saw us first In looking back over the files we see the names of Mr. Hirsch, Mr. En richt, Mr. Albright, and Mr. . but what’s the use. There isn’t space in this short sketch to mention them all and some of them still have kin here. You remember them by the stock certificates or deeds to sky laid away in your little tin box. What is the duty of a local news paper toward a local promoter? Some say roast him. But oh! no. That wouldn’t do. Who are we that we should be able to penetrate the minds of many genii and pick out the successful and unsuccessful enter prises? The man who wants us to roast one enterprise buys a big chunk In the next. If we roast a single one we are a Knocker In the eyes of many—and The Record is anything hot that. But The Record does use many quotation marks. In reporting mat ters of this kind The Record does not say that so and so will be done. It says Mr. Promotor saya “the thing will be built and will add a million residents to the town" etc. Out of courtesy we have to report what Mr. Promoter says—but we do not guar antee it If Mr. Elisha Betts in a silk hat were to blow into town tomorrow and tell the people of Canon City that he was going to build a 20-story hotel on the Wells property would it become us to say that we believed he would not do it? Oh, no! We would have to say that Mr. Betts “says he will build" etc. And he might do It. Who knows. Anyway in reporting the every day doings of a small town we have to leave some things to the judgment of the readers. And in matters of investment we have to leave it about all to the judg ment of the investor. We are nobody’s fiscal agent or investment sleuth. Tn n general way we like The Pro moter. He has such a hearty hand J canon city record, Thursday, December 7, ltn. shake, such a winning smile, such a breezy air, such an optimistic view of life, such unbounded faith in man kind in general and in his associates in particular that it does us t;ood to meet him, and we are not afraid of him as some people are. We were vac cinated—and It took. We-"‘buy noth ing from no agents,” as Mr. Boggs says. zx f UNION THANKSGIVING SER VICE THURSDAY MORNING There was a union Thanksgiving service at the First Pr< sbyterltpt church at 10 o’clock Thursday morn ing that was participated in by all the evangelical denominations. Rev. H. M. Jamieson, president of the Can on City Ministerial association, pra sided and an interesting program was given. The scripture lesson was read by Rev. O. S. Reed, pastor of the First Christian church; President Taft’s annual Thanksgiving day proc lamation was read by A. . Taylor and a patriotic address delivered by Rev. W. R. Dodd, acting pastor of the Presbyterian congregation. The annual report of the secretary of the Associated Charities showed that thirty-six families had been tu sisted by the organization during the last year and that It had«been active In its efforts to relieve the distress of the unfortunate of the community. Following an established custom a generous financial contribution was made for the Associated Charities to be used by it In its beneficent work during the coming winter. At the close of the service a benediction was pronounced by Rev. 8. H. Sperry. NEW TOWN OF PORTLAND GETS RIGHT TO ITS NAME After a special investigation by Secretary of State Pearce and Attor ney General Griffith, the town of Portland, sixteen miles east of Canon City, has secured the right'to use the name; the old town. Portland* Ouray county, was declared ‘defunct,’ as It hasn’t even a postoffic The new town has neary 1,000 inhabitants and Is a center for cement. The Portland Cement company, composed mostly of Denver capitalists, started the Indus try there fifteen years ago. An election resulted in the follow ing officers: Mayor, James Hoop; trustees, A. F. Swuin, M. F. Fleming, Samuel Woolrldsee, John Kistler, T. C. Wetmore and J. K. Simona. These newly-elected city fathers announce a ball for the week of De cember 1 to honor the election and the Incorporation. The induction Into office of the new men took place last week. Several important legal and civic-moral questions will come up for consideration before the new of ficials. The number of saloon# In and near Portland will bs limited to one, as the license of the Franclsco-Lamb place expires in December, and It Is within the llmitß to be “kept out," now that Portland Is a town. It Is on the Betz estate, adjoining Portland and near the county bridge, and oa the only highway between Concrete and Portland. EAST CANON EMBROIDERY CLUB CUTS OYSTER SUPPER The ladles of the East Canon Em broidery club commemorated Thanks giving by entertaining their husbands and a few Immediate friends at an oyster supper at the Jiome of Mrs. W. M. Vlsscher, 1208 River street, Thurs day evening. The occasion was one of exceptional enjoyment and pleasing memories of the affair were carried away by all privileged to be present. Covers were laid for between twenty and thirty people. REX DYSPEPSIA TABLETS. Relieves gas In stomach, distress af ter eating, stomach nervousness, diz ziness, headache, heartburn, heart palpitation and other ailments caus ed by faulty digestion. Price 26c. Pre pared by United Drug CompanjC Bos ton. Mass. Sold In Canon City only by ’’“lnee Dru? Store. Mitchell Eg ;ers, Props, 601 Main Bt. - ' j OUR PRICES FOR LUMBER : Will enable you to hasten any building I plans you may have in mind i S V a Restriction of timbered areas and government control of timber H iands has not made a noticeable increase in the price of lumber, that is g when ( Modern Milling Ideas g are followed in its manufacture. The process of making lumber today g is not near so costly as a few years ago, and a much better lumber is pro g duced, too. Ours is first class lumber, made under modern methods, and at prices low enough to f Save Money for You “ You can easily determine the truth of this by figuring with us. ! The Gibson Lumber Company CHARLES SOURS BURIED HERE WEDNESDAY Charles Sours, who died at Anth ony, Kansas, last Sunday, where he recently underwent a surgical opera tion for cancer of the stomach, was burled at Lakeside cemetery on Lin coln Park Wednesday afternoon, fol lowing a funeral service at Wilson's undertaking chapel at 728 Main street Mr. Sours was born In Missouri and was forty-six years old at the time of his death. He removed from Mis souri to Oklahoma when a email child where he lived till 1874 when he went to Cripple Creek and 3n gaged in mining. October 10, 1896, he was married to Miss Mand Mattoon. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chaa. F. Mattoon of Park Center. Deceased was a member of the Order of Eagles st Cripple Creek and was a man of splendid char&cteriatlcs. Hls friends were legion and all mourn hla un timely death. He leaves a wife and two chlldre* father and mother, four sisters and four brothers, besides a multitude of acquaintances to lament hla loss. Henry Sours, one of the brothers, ac companied the wife of the deceased here last Tuesday night from Kansas with the remains. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Sours and Bert Mattoon came down from Cripple Creek to attend the ob sequies and Interment. ENGINEER KILLED BIG BOBCAT WITH COAL PICK Engineer Cbas. McDonald of the Canon City & Cripple Creek road kill ed a big liobcat at bridge sixteen be tween here and the district on Thurs day with n coal pick belonging to the locomotive. The animal measured eighteen inches in height and thirty inches in length and was aft unusually fine specimen of its kind. The cat sitting on the bridge watching a rab bit when Mr. McDonald saw him. The engine was stopped and Mr. McDon ald took the coal pick from the tender and crept fepon the animal and killed It without his approach becoming known. Wins Fight for Life. It was a long and bloody buttle for life that was waged by James B. Mershon. of Newark, N. J., of which he writes: “I hHd lost much blood from lung hemorrhages, and was very weak and rundown For eight months I was unable to work. Death seemed close on my heels, when I began, three weeks ago to use Dr, King's New Discovery. But it has helped me greatly. It is doing all that you claim." For weak, sdre lungs, obsti nate coughs, stubborn colds, hoarac nesH, lu grippe, asthma, hnv fever, oi any throat or lung trouble Its su preme. 50c and »1.00. Trial botjlo free. Guaranteed by Hunter Palmer. TEACHERS MEETING IN DENVER ENJOYED BY CANON CITY PEOPLE Prof. \V. H. Ray, superintendent of the Canon City grade schools, says the annual meeting of the Colorado State Teachers association In Denver the first three days of the current week was In every way a helpful one to all who attended Its sessions. Mor*» than three thousand teachers wore present and the gathering brought to gether some of the most distinguished educators In the country. Among the more notably Interesting lectures, ac cording to Prof. Ray, were those at Prof. Edward A. Steiner, of Grlnnel) College, lowa, and Prof. M. V. O’Shea, of the University of Wisconsin; the former on **The Nsw Education.** The debate led by Prof. Ira DeLong of the University of Colorado on “The Old and The New Education** was also very inspiring. An effort will be made to bring Prof. Steiner here some time, during the coming winter when a big educational meeting will be held. It Never Flickers \ •b'*'. ii The long winter even- I 7, A. in« give a woman a tplen ’ /? did chance for tewing or^ ~~T- —V * embroidery; but her eves'* Y *h ffc^ r9ro TOd*^jJgJL _? V The Rayo » the*beet It give, a strong, defined light that U remarkably eaiy (o the eyaa.'’W There ia no glare W it) no flicker.* It lights up g whole room.' _ The Rayo ia an econoouLal lamp. lo<f. ~ You ** tlw won poMbU light. lot Iho olZvhooJt and the Rare b_U lew.pnted Urap. 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Mr. Teller Is a brother of Senator Teller and' was assistant attorney general under Attorney General nett An Alarm at Night That strikes terror to the ent fe household Is tho loud, hoarse and m •- talllc cough of croup. No mfltsking it. and fortunate then the lucky pa rents who keep Foley’s Honey and Tar Compound on hand. II V® Casa elman. Canton. N. Y., says: “It is worth its weight In gold. Our little children were troubled with croup and hoarseness, and all we give them la Foley's Honey and Tar Compound. I always have a bottle of It in tha house.** For sale at all druggists.