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I Ton Ik lit fair. Saturday j
i warmer east portion J
City Has Grown in Commercial Importance De
spite Industrial Conditions. Farmers Have Had
Big Year. Many New Enterprises and Business
While to a large extent the entire
state of Colorado has suffered because
of conditions brought about by the
coal strike. Trinidad during the year
1011 has gone ahead securely build
ins up along the most substantial
lines, as the record of building per
mits. real estate and business trans
fers will clearly show. Trinidad has
enjoyed prosperity. The merchants
have not complained of a depression
in business. There lias not been an
Increase in ti e number of vacant
houses, and i. 'ting it by and large,
this city has probably been less af
fected commercially than any city or
| town in Colorado that depends large-
I ly on the operation of the coal mines.
I The farmers declare with one
I voice that the year that has ended
| was oncof bumper crops. The showing
) of agricultural and horticultural ex
. liibits at the farmers’ fair last Sep-
I tom her emphasized this statement. ,
p The Model land realized its greatest
! development this year, water was
plentiful, and the farms of the Sun
flower Valley produced abundantly.
| Therefore the farmiug industry has
" made progress in twelve months.
There have been a number of im
portant deals in ranch property ana
real estate, one of the most notable
transactions being the purchase re
cently by John Aiello, the local mer
chant-banker. of the Wight s addi
i -ion. one of the best residence dis
p is in Trinidud. Hundreds of los
been recorded and the most favor- ,
|e sign of all is that so many hith
■' erto rent ayers have made the start
1 toward building or buying their own
This desire on the nar- ol‘ wage
earners and salaried persons to own
their own homos is an indication
that generally Trinidad is regarded
t- a mighty good town to live in.
In addition scores of old estab
lished business houses have improved .
or enlarged their places or moved to
better locations. A <f\v new enter
prises have come in to increase the
business activity of the city. Busi
ness lias brondened out also which
has meant a larger force of employes,
increased payrolls and more houses
to fill.
The city has brightened up exceed
ingly. Only a lew months ago a new
lighting system was inaugurated, the
old style arc light system being re
placed bv modern tungsten lamps.
This was accomplished by the City
Council entering into a new contract
with ilie electric light corporation. ,
This was followed by the installa- ;
lion of an ornamental lighting sys
tem, and as a result Main and Com
mercial treets within the down
town districts are a blaze of glory
bv nMit. It was on the night of the
Fourth of July that Mayor Dunlavy .
turned the switch that threw on the
myriad lights, four big globes to the
pole. -The Commercial street, bridge
V jH most effective decorative light
, ,ng nrran moment and hence the gate
way to the city was rendered more
attractive to the stranger who enters
the city.
The city through its street and
bridge department has also made im
vrovenunts in the way of repaired
erodings, culverts and bridges. Miles
of new cement sidewalks have been
laid and unsightly places have been
removed. A sum ot money was ex
pended on the old river channel to
I revent flood damage to property and
everywhere there has been a general
eleaning up in order to advance the
i physical apparance of the city.
The enterprise of the Trinidad
merchant has been manifested in
many ways. They have not only sup
plied the needs of the peo.de in a
most acceptable manner but have, ex
hibited an enthusiastic interest in
all matters of public importance dur
■ ing the year.
Some of the leading business
changes of the year may be summed
up in n few paragraphs:
Philip Rascower disposed of his
interest in the clothing establisli
moht to liis parent. David Cohn.
Mr. Rascower is now and has been
for many months in Europe.
Bennett & Dale have in the year
opened and equPiped one of the most
I’M-tn-date garages in southern Colo
The Trinidad Gamer under the
management and ownership of \Y. 11.
Orth has showed eoual enterprise.
The Columbian Hotel has been re
modeled and made Into one of the
Only Afternoon Full Leased Wire Associated Press Paper in Southern Colorado
most popular hostelerics in this part
Of the state.
The Holy Trinity Crucli, at a
cost of many thousand dollars, was
completely remodelled and renovated.
There have been improvements at
: the Trinidad Club, an institution of
! the city’s loading business men.
The Postal Telegraph Company
has improved its offices.
The Mountain States Telephone &
.Telegraph Company has installed a
complete system of cables throughout
the city, thus making its service up
to-date and thoroughly efficient.
The opening of the Knights or Co
lumbus club rooms last night records
the advent of a new hall which is the
finest in the city.
There have been several transfers
of ranch property, among them the
sale of the C. M. Hanna farm near
Barnes to W. E. Chaplin and*the sale
J of the J. N. Gibbs ranch in the vnl- 1
; ley to \V. E. Merrill.
In the coal mining industry the
strike has been effective to the ex
tent that no new mines have been :
opened up. All butt three or four of
the properties have been operated
however, with almost a normal force
for the early months and a full force
in the later months. Recently many
improvements were made at the Roy
al mine, mar Aguilar, the scene of
the only explosion of tip vent. Many
mines were damaged or dealt o;-ed by
disorder was on.
Among the bminess houses to seek
new locations toward the end or the'
year was the Trinidad Electric ou;i
ply Co. that now has handsome
quarters on East Main street and on
December 19 held a formal opening
The Electric Shop is another con
cern that has been added in the past
Trinidad Held
Reputation as
Convention City
Trinidad lias maintained its repu
tation as a convention city in the*
year 19M. By far the most import
ant convention held here in years
was the mooting of the Colorado Re
tail Merchants’ association last July,
a three days’ session, during which
time merchants from all parts of the
state enjoyed the generous Hospital
ity of the local merchants. Sol 11.
Jaffa, a pioneer business man of
Trinidad, was re-elected president.
hast May for two or three days
the officials and employes of the
Mountain States Telephone and Tele
graph company held a meeting here
which was prolific of good results to
the institution.
Only the unfavorable conditions re
sulting from the coal strike lost to
Trinidad another important conven
tion. that of the Gulf-to-Colorado
Highway association last June, which
was scheduled for this city and
which went to Colorado Springs. This
would have brought to Trinidad hun
dreds of automobiles from all parts
of Texas and four times that man>
people from the Lone Star state, to
gether with a number from New Mex
ico and all parts of Colorado through
which tlie highway ruus.
The Colorado-Texas tourists, about
50 strong, passed through last Ma>
and spent a most enjoyable two hours,
{leaving the state byway of the
scenic highway over the divide.
It is estimated also that during the
year 700 automobile tourists have
passed through this city en route east
or west or north. There have been
cars from all parts of the United
States, the great majority coming by
way of the olu Santa Fe trail, the
national ocean-to-ocean road link.
Tin* scenery of Ibis section was made
familiar to all these people.
During the year a district conven
tion of the Southern Methodist
church was held here.
The organization of the Trinidad
Country club lias been a big factor
in reviving the healthful outdoor
amusement. On October ‘t 1 a big
crowd of Dawson boosters spent the
day here, their athletic teams con
gesting with Trinidad sports for hon
ors nt tennis arid golf.
~' - -
Principal Local Events of 1914
In presenting a chronology of the principal events of interest in the
year 1014, care lias been taken, as far a-* possible, to omit the unfortunate
oocurranees that marked the coal strike. The tragic events of the strike
have frequently been chronicled in these columns. Therefore this chro
nology. while bringing in some of the events of the industrial trouble, »«
made up chiefly of happenings of local Interest and importance of a nature,
(alciilaled to convey the idea that Trinidad lias prospered and gone uheart i
in the year past.
X, Jan. I. 1914 State militia encamped at San Rafael heights, are gi'-,
\ on a New Year's treat.
j an -Military commission reconvenes at Columbian Hotel..
Company D. National Guard, leaves for Routt county fields.
Coke ovens at Tercio and Tabasco are fired.
City starts movement for ornamental lighting system.
Jan. 13.- -Opening January term of district court.
Ian. 28 Contract let by county commissioners for completion main j
floor of new court house.
Feb. 11 —Southern Colorado poultry show opens.
March 1- Members of congressional sub-committee- investigating
coal strike don overalls and enter Dclagua mine.
' March 2—-All strike cases’continued on docket in district court.
Strike committee concluded hearing in Trinidud.
March II—Congressional committee begins hearing at \\ alsenlmrg.
March. !•—City council raises salaries of city marshal and city
March m- J. R. Morgan re-elected by school board, city superin
tendent of schools.
March il—Grand military ball at Cardenas.
March 12 Officials of Mountain States Telephone V opun three
days' convention here.
Isaac Amador assumes duties as probation # oiricer.
March IT- -Country club is organized.
Yfavcl 2 1 -Worst l»M-'7!ird of >•«*•«• rage?
i*.UI\ U ..-ill- ■ OU.il I, ...Ufcl l ‘o ->l «■ : »«-. e.'e
from street.
March 2 4—Ornamental lights on Commercial street bridge turned on.
A ml 5 —Committee attends state good roads convention at Pueblo.
April 7—City election at Aguilar.
April 13—Council approves now contract with light ' o. Fleet city
officers for year.
April 1 4- -Annual meeting of Chamber of Commerce. Directors elected.
School board names schooi principals,
- April 30—Squadron of Fifth 1 . S. Cavalry arrives.
\ May 2—Coroner's jury reports verdict ut inquiry into luidlow disas
v May ?»—Coroner's inquiry into Forbes outrage started,
v eleventh 1'. S. Cavalry arrives.
Judge \V. G. Hines wins In a decision of Judge Mcllendrie in police j
magistrate contest.
May 7 —Colorado-Texas auto tourists arrive in Trinidad.
May 8—Mothers' Day program at Rice School.
High School presents •'flicks at College."
May II — Fire Chief R. A. Daugherty issues annual report.
x Verdict in Forbes investigation.
Odd Fellows hold anniversary program.
H. A. Keele.v elected principal of the High School.
May It!—Directors of the Trinidad-Las Animas County Fair Associn- j
tion decide to abandon exposition.
May 17—Chamber of Commerce organizes.
May 20- Members of Southern California Auto Club here to inaugur
ate move of signposting National Highways.
■ May 25—Charles and Timothy Cronin found guilty of assault on \\.
M. Williams.
May 29—George Mulare elected state deputy Knights of Columbus sit (
Country Club house is opened.
May 30—Memorial Day. , .
May 31 —Rev. F. W. Bretnall preaches baccalaureate sermon.
June 1— C. S. cavalry maneuvers.
June 2—Final assembly exercises at high school.
June 5— Commencement exercises.
June »!- Normal Institute opens here.
June 7—Country club golf tournament opens.
June 8—Judge Mcllendrie issues call for grand jury.
June 13—Elks' Flag Day.
June 14—Commencement exercises St. Joseph’s academy.
Father Persone observes fiftieth anniversary of priesthood.
Knights Pythias memorial day.
June 15—Las Animas County grand Jury reports for instructions.
.June It!—First ornamental lamp post erected.
June 1!)—City council Inspects North Lake water system.
June 22 -Council hears protest against curb and gutter ordinance. ,
June 28—One killed by explosion at. Royal shaft
June 31 —First hand concert at Kit Carson park.
July 4—Mayor Dunlavy turns on city’s new lights.
July 8—K. J. McMahon resigns as city treasurer.
July 10—Council elects Sol Jaffa city treasurer
July IS—Progressive couiity assembly.
July 20—Colorado Retail Merchants open convention.
July 22 —Colorado Retail Merchants elect officers.
July 23— Floods cause break in city water mains.
July 20—Two children drowned at Hoehno.
July 27- —C. F. & I. Co. offers water to relieve city shortage.
July 28— Democratic county assembly.
W. II. Howell resigns managership of Colorado Supply Co., and ac
cepts berth with Western Stores Co. in Denver.
July 30—-Republican county assembly.
Aug. 1 —Col. Lockett publishes liquor proclamation of Gov. Ammons.
Aug. »!— 11. \j. Price elected principal of Santa Fe school.
Aug. 9— Cavalry stage field meet at Ludlow.
W. O. W. field day tit Central Park.
Aug. 10 —City Council announces retrenchment policy.
Aug. 11—Moving pictures of Old Santa Fe trail taken.
» Aug. 18—-John Murray indicted for contempt of court.
Aug. 20—A. Marians is charged with contempt.
Continued on pimr 3.1
During the J 2-montli period
beginning January 1, 1914. and end
ing last night, the city police force
has made 1.215 arrests, of which 93
'were women for various offenses.
The records of the chief of police
, show 219 arrests for disturbances
and 372 for vagrancy and the fol
Drunkenness, 21> I: disturbance,
,2 19: concealed weapons, 39: excend
i ing speed. 12: vagrancy, 372; petty
larceny, 28: grand larceny, 18:
burglary, 9; women on various
••barges, 93; peddling, 3; interfering
with officer, 3; assault with intent
to kill ot murder, 4; made for out
side officers, II: forgery, 8; white
slavery. 3: breaking funeral proces
sions, 3; gambling. 13; violating sa
loon closing ordinance. S: rooming
houses raided. 3; juveniles detained,
9. Total. 1,2 lb.
1914 Death Roll
Shows Names of
Many well Known
Local Residents
During the year 1914 a number of
tho pioneer residents of Trinidad and
Las Animaß county, men and women
who have been prominent in early
history of Trinidad or in the business
•or professional life of this city have
; been called from earth. Deatli has
laid its hand also upon a number of
I the younger residents. The list pub
lished today does not contain the full
death roll of the year, but the names
of those best known locally. The
chronology marks a lessening in the
ranks of the early settlers:
Jan. I, 1914—Ward Tucker.
Jan. s—Rafdicta Blank, Stark
Jan. s—Miss Hazel Thorpe.
Jan. 7. —Gus Colson.
Jan. 13—Cecil T. Kelly at Pueblo.
Jan. 19.—Mrs. Jessie Taylor Ross
or El Moro.
lan. 22. —Robert Simpson.
Jan. 2.>. —Frank Anselmo.
Jan. 28.—-Mrs. E. A. Walker.
, Feb. l.—Mrs. Italia Mitchell.
Feb. L.—Frank Lloyd.
Feb. t*. —J. W. Kennedy at Hast
Feb. 7.—Philipe Anselmo.
Feb. B.—Henry Longnecker.
Feb. 12.—Mary Stevens in New
. York City.
Feb. Mi.—John Wilton.
Fob. 24.—John Edens at La Junta.
March 3.—Arthur Hall, died from
{ injuries.
• March 4.—Faustino Alenc.io.
•March 5.—-Mack Pryor at New Or
March 10.—Patrick McMahon at
• Oklahoma City.
March 13.—Bernice Coney at Se
dalia, Mo.
1 March 20.- Rev. T. S. Hawley at
• Santa Ana. Cal. i
March 2 3.—James Flemming at
March 20.—Mrs. Jane Lockwood,
j March 29.—Edna Hatton.
April I.—George Wise.
! April 3.- —Carl Jalin.
April o.—Mrs. J. E. Sherer.
j April 6. Mrs. Matilda Nickum.
April Fred Drug nt Aguilar.
April 13. W. W. Jones.
April 15. Louis Stein at Aguilar.
Apiil 17.—Abraham Smith.
April 18. —Robert .Lake.
April IS.—Fred N. Steele.
April 22.—Mrs. Sallie Ivors.
April 2 3.—Samuel Ellis,
j April 27.—John J. Herring at Az
tec, N. M.
April 2 7.—Frank Lingerman at
Eccles. W. Va.
April 29.—Frank Veltrle.
May I.—Mrs. Tt. Amdursky.
May 1.- B. IT. Phillips at. Pueblo.
May I.—H. L. Pearson at Pasa
(CoKtlnnetl on pavr S.)
Germany Strikes Crushing Blow to King’s Navy.
Seventy-One of Crew Saved. Ship Was One
of Largest in England’s Sea Fleet.
LONDON, Jail. J—The Germans found another British victim ihis
morning and robbed the British navy of sixteen-yeur-ald but still useful
battleship “Formidable'’, of the same class as the battleship Bulwark,
which was blown up a few weeks ago off Sheerness. .
Apparently the loss of life on board the Formidable lias been verj
heavy, as only 71 members of her crew are known to nave been saveft.
The officials, however, hold out hope that others may have been picked
tip. •
The exact locality of this disaster lias not been revealed, but the
fact that tl occurred in the English channel recalls the circumstances
that British ships have been engaged in bombarding the German posi
tions on tlte llelginu coast and that German submarines on several occas
ions la the past have attempted to torpedo them.
As in previous disasters to British ships, the casualty list in this
case included many midshipmen, no fewer than sixteen having been on
board the Formidable.
London, Dec. 1. —The British hat- i
tlcship Formidable was sunk this i
morning in the British Channel by .
either a mine or a submarine, ac- .
cording to an announcement given ■
out by the official information bu- 1
Tiie text or the bureau statement
The battleship Formidable was
sunk tills morning in the channel, .
but whether by a mine or a sub
marine Is not yet certain.
Seventy-one survivors have been
picked up by a British light cruiser
and It is possible that mothers may
have been rescued by other vessels.
The British battleship Formidable
had a displacement of lo.Oot) tons, i
the was 120 feet, long and carried a
complement of 750 men. She was
hen - Gy annored and carried four 12-
».»i . ciuii-, i**i.i*e «•*<■*“
sixteen 12-pounders. Site was pro
vided with four submerged torpedo
The formidable *vas launched in
ISUX and was a sister ship to the Ir
rcsistable and Implacable. The For
midable had assigned to her. ac
cording to the British navy list tor
December, various fleet officers and |
consequently sip* undoubtedly was
acting a* a flagshi > at the time of
her destruction. Her captain was
Arthur N. Loxley and her command
er Charles F. Ballard. Captain John
C. Deed was In command of the mar
ines on board, while the fleet sing- |
eon was Godtrcy Taylor, and tlte
fleet paymaster P. J. Ling. The chap
lain is given as the Rev. George B.

♦ COURT IN 1914 -
♦ **
+ During the year 19 14 there •
+ were granted in the district •
♦ court a total of 2S divorces.



+ Total number dwelling.
♦ building permits issued ..4S •>
♦ Total number office und
♦ mercantile building per
♦ mils issued
♦ &
♦ Total number building
+ permits isssued

+ Total value dwelling *
+ permits issued $ 96,000
♦ Total value office and
+ mercantile, building per
+ mits issued 70.000 •'*
♦ Total value nil permits **
t issued $166,000

♦a************ * * + * * •* + *
<* *•"
•j* In the City of Trinidad during the calendar
* there have been 62 fires, with an average total le
•j* per fire amounting to $62.00. A total property
* 900 was involved in these fires, emphasizing ti*
•J- fire department has reached the highest efti
* lowing data concerning this- subject has Ik
«*• Chief Daugherty:
•t* •
❖ Miles traveled in responding to 62 ala'
•J* Total hours worked at fires . . .
❖ Total amount of fire hose la*’
Total amount chemicals
❖ Values of buildings *•
«*• Value of content o
<• Average loss •
Buy at home. Help the
local merchant who helpa
the town to grow. Firet
reed the C.-N. ed columns.
Brinson, tin hoard the Formidable
• was also sixteen midshipmen.
Clovis, N. M., Jan. (.--Claiming
j that nis father tried to kill Ills
! mother and himself, the 20-year-old
son of "Cyclone’’ Jones, the wheat
| king of the southwest, shot and kill
ed his fat iter last night, at their ranch
i 12 miles north of here. The boy then
i went to town and gave himself tip to
the officers, claiming self-defense.
The son and father have not gotten
along for several years. The «on
says the father was drunk.
Cupid Busy In
1914 —List of
Important Events
The industrial warfare in southern
|Colorado offered no drawback to the
little God ettpid in the year 1911 and
the darts of the pudgy little fellow
• found lodgment with truer aim than
the bullets of contending forces. Las
'Animas county scored a record of
I about one marriage a day for the
12-month period and those of most
local interest have been included In
this chronology which, If nothing
else, indicates that the preachers were
kept busy. A list of the marriages
of the year.
A. I*. Anderson and Elizabeth Sloe
at Chicago.
Fred Owen and Lois Davis at Sil
ver City, N. M.
K. B. Evans anil Dora Ready of
, iloehne.
!u;o Meyers of Sodalia, Mo., to Nora
Lawrence Spafford and Helen
• Ryan.
Cissie Adamson to William I'pp in
' Denver.
Rae Sltnnley to Grace Green.
Robert Hart to Clara Martin.
Raymond A. l’ate to Orpha Sperry
at Raton.
\V. A. Phillips of CoKedale to Rae
Rose Wolcott to William Orth.
Teresa Sullivan to Max Jiill at San
Diego, Cal.
-.Magdalena Tafoya to J. 10. Mon
W. H. Cook of Pritnero to Katn
erin Bickerton of Tollerburg.
Blanche Cohn to I. Jack Bell.
Harry Bubb of Cokedale to Grace
Alicin Geiple of Glen Rock. Pa.
J. C\. Mitchell or Des Moines to
i Helen Wilson.
'Ellen Jaffa to Arthur Jaffa of Ros
well. X. M.
d unllnunl on |unc«» S.l

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