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AGE POUR
THE DEMOOEATIO BANNER
TUESDAY, AUGU8T 2, 1910
AlOUNT VERNON, OHIO
FRANK HARPER, Editor
SoixiJ.-'WroolatJLy
5 MONUMENT SQUARE
ubBcrlption Hate 1 160 per yna
Entered at tho Mt. Vornon, 0., post
ttlce aa second clan mall matter.
WHY COX SWITCHED
If you don't bellevo that Cox alono
is responsible tor the nomination of
Harding Just fix your mind for a niln
uto on this paragraph in tho report
of convention proceedings published
by Tho Ohio State Journal, (Rep.) lu
its Issuo of July 28, second page, first
column and fifth paragraph from tho
top: "Cox's sudden coup of Jumping
to Harding on tho third ballot not on
4y stopped the rush to Longworth but
punished Senator IJurton for break
ing his noted deal with Cox."
Nothing better than Republican au
thority Is need to prove that the Cox
brand was stamped all over the nom
ination of Harding for governor,
If Drown was an undesirable can
didate because Cox backed him on
two ballots bow much more doBlrablo
is Harding as a candidate with Cox
back of him on the third ballot?
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HARMON DLAZED THE WAY
In his speech accepting nomination
for govornon Mr. Harding said: "Wc
aro going to promise to have this
-state of Ohio economically administ
ered; wo aro going to preach econo
my and then we are going to practice
economy."
Sounds well, doesn't It, In former
years, however, the troublo was that
Republican candidates were always
promising and preaching economy
without practicing It after being
elected.
Rut thoro was a change Just as soon
as Judson Harmon was Inaugurated
governor of Ohio.
All that Is needed uow is to givo
Governor Harmon tho support of a
compluto roster of public olllclals by
electing thnso candidates associated
with him on thu stato ticket, and to
give him also u legislature with a
Democratic majority In both branch
es. Then, you can depend upon it,
thoro will bo tiot only promising and
prenchiug of economy but also tho
practicing of economy lu public of-
flco.
NOTHING IN AN ECHO
Incidont to tho Republican state
-convention a Republican paper re
ferred to Dick as "Ilurton'H echo."
That was unfair lo Dick. Judging
by, tho vote of the two Ohio senators
when tho tariff was revised upward,
Uurton having voted with Aldrlcb 118
times and Dick having voted with
Aldrlch 12G times. Ilurtou Is Wick's
echo lnstoud of Dick being Rurlou's
echo. Whichever way It Is, Ohio
should have have something more
'Hubstnnllal than an echo in tho Unit
ed Statos senate.
Thon why, should a Republican leg
islature bo elected this year to turn
Dick out merely for tho sake of put
ting In his place some other Republic
an no more satisfactory than Ilurtou?
Anybody a Democratic legislature
might choose for senator would bo
moro ncccptablo to Hie peoplo of Ohio
than Dick, or Merrick, or Daughorty,
or Brother Charles, llosldos, a Doiuo-
emtio legislature In needed (o give
proper support to Governor Harmon
in tho good work ho has instituted at
Columbus ami which should bo com
pleted before ho In called to Washing
ton to rectify thu many blunders of
Jho Tnft administration.
FINALLY HARDING
"With pralao for Tnft In Longworth's
wpooch as temporary chairman, In
Rurton's speech as permanent chair
man, lu tho platform as presented by
Dick lu llatdlug's speech urcoptlug
his nomination, imihvltt approval of
tho Tnft-AldilchCannon tariff all
along thu line, the statu Republican
convention of Ohio launched into the
campaign of 1'JIO with Wniron G.
Harding of Marlon as the standard
bearer and exponent of stand-put poll
les. Tho convention began with stand
pattlsm and ended with stand-pat-tism.
It made stuud-pat nominations
on a stand-pat platfoim with tho urro-
gant presumption that the voters of
thnt party must ahhte by thu party
fetish from now on and throughout
tho campaign until sat down upon by
thoughtful nnd Independent voteis at
the ballot box in November.
Having failed to land his pet can
'dldato on second ballot, notwithstand
ing bis blulllng bet and his posltivo
declaration that he would iitanil by
Judgo Drown of Daytou to the bitter
ond, Cox arose in thu midst of tho
third ballot and put his brand all ov-
or Harding by switching to him tho
cntlro vote of Hamilton county. Up
to that tlmo Harding was losing
steadily on third ballot With every
Indication that ho could not land,
when Cox swung nround with his
whole strength and forced tho nom
ination of Harding as a slap at IJur
ton because Uurton failed to keep his
agroemont with Cox to support
Ilrown.
During his political career Warren
G. Harding has been on all sides of
Important questions nnd In all fac
tions of his party. Starting some
years ago as a follower of Foraker,
he has lu turn been for Hanna, and
Herrlck, and Harris, and now, finally,
for himself. Loyal to none no doubt
ho expects loyalty from all tho friends
of those who never could count upon
him lu tho trial and stress of politic
al reverses.
With Harding matched against a
man of stamina, courage, Integrity
and ability like Judson Harmon, tho
battle lines for tho campaign of 1010
aro fixed and no reason appears or
has been suggested that should change
the trend of public thought and ac
tion toward "Harmon and a clean
sweep" In November.
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COURT HOUSE NOTES
Deeds Filed
John T. DoWItt to S. S. Day, part lot
I, Gardner's addition to Mt. Holly,
$1,000.
Sanford S. Day to 13. W. Wooley,
part lot -1, Gardner's addition to Mt.
Holly, $800.
Anna 15. McGough to Mark S. Dur
bin, G2V4 acres In Wayne and Monroe,
$1.00.
John R. Shadlo to Sarah B. Coo, lot
In Centcrburg, $2,000.
Saroh A. Youngblood to I O. Young
blood to V, O. Youngblood, 123 acres
In Liberty and Mlironl, $1.
Ulancho E. Uoltlnghouso to Chas. C,
I'abl, lot 2, West & Thompson's addi
tion to city, $1,000.
Hnnnnh D. Scott to Alexander C.
Scott, 48 square poles In Jackson, $7f.
George C. Lybnrger to Thomas S.
Phillips, lot I, S. H. Israel's addition to
Mt. Vernon, $1.
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Marriage License
Bmllo N. Mlcheaux, glass cuttor,
and Jenulo Ilerger, both of Mt. Ver
non. The Rev. Win. B. Hull.
UNCLAIMED MAIL
The following letters remain un
claimed In tho Mt. Vornon postolllco:
To avoid delay In dollvery hnvo your
mail addressed to street and number.
P. O. box or general delivery.
Advertised, August 1, 1010.
Ho wars, Harry
Uruce, Sherman
Dnlo, Miss Mablo
Foulk. J. J.
Guutnor, Herman
Hunylck, l' P. (2)
Jackson, Harvey
Kolley, Dr. W. A.
DoLashmett, Arch
Nell, Hugh,
Peterson, S. M. '
Qulnn, Mrs, Catherine
Rutlltl'e, Mrs. Emome
Ray, Finnic
Rock, Wllbert
Sands, Mrs. J. W.
Sharp, Ollvor
Smith. James
Todd, i-lrnast A.
Wolf, Mrs. Aollvo B.
Foreign Prints
Douincry, John
SIIBRIDAN O. DOWDS, P M.
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KNIGHTS OF COLUMDUS MEET
Quohec, Aug. 1. From ninny parts
of Canada ami tho United States
Knights of Columbus nro arriving horo
for the lirst event of tho long program
lo be carried out ut tho national con
vention of tho order, which lasts tho
ontlro week. The preparation for tho
reception and ontertalninont of tho,
visitors Is complete. Tomorrow morn
ing, following attendance upon pontl
flelul high muss rtt tho basilica, the
delegates will march In procession to
tho Auditorium theatre, where the con
vention will ho formerly cnlled to or
der by Supremo Knight James Flaher
ty. .j.
SLOVENIAN-CROATIAN UNION
South Range, Mlci Aug, 1 Dolo
mites representing sixteen branches of
the Slovenian-Croatian Union In .Minn
esota and tho upper peninsula of Mich
igan have assembled hero for tho tri
ennial convention of tho organization.
Tho annual roports show tho affairs
of the union to be In u nourishing con
dition. It has a total membership of
nearly 2,000 with a treasury bnlanco
of $ir.,ooo,
DRUNKS ARRESTED
Two plain drunks wore arrested on
tho streets by tho police Saturday
evening and lodged lu the county jail,
On Mondny morning, when brought bo
foro Mayor Mltchoir to answer to tho
chargo tho men entered a plea of guil
ty, Thoy wore ordored to got out of
town as soon as possible,
PRIMARIES
In Oklahoma Arouse Much
Interest
Oklahoma Olty, Okla., Aug. 1 Pri
mary olectlons will be hold through
out Oklahoma tomorrow by nil politic
al parties for tho nomination of can
didates for all Stato oillces from tho
governorship down and a delegation
of flvo representatives In Congress.
Thoro aro four full party tickets In
tho field, Democratic, Republican, So
cialist and ProhibltionlBt. Tho Demo
crats and Republicans each havo
about 75 candidates on tho ballot and
a lively contest for most of tho olllc
cs, wlillo tho Socialists and Prohibi
tionists have already selected tholr
Stato tlcketB and go into tho primary
as a mattor of form, in order to com
ply with tho requirements of tho law.
Asldo from the prohibition ques
tion, tho feature of tho campaign that
Is attracting most attention is tho
submission of tho so-called grandfath
er clauso, recently initiated by a vote
of the people, and which will bo added
as an amendment to tho Stato consti
tution provided n favorable voto Is
cast at tho primary. Tho proposed
amendment provides that persons or
their lineal descendants who nro en
titled to vote under some form of gov
ernment In 18C0 shall not bo denied
tho right of suffrage becauso of In
ability to wrlto somo section of the
constitution, but persons not possess
ing this qualification must meet this
educational requirement boforo being
allowed to voto. Tho amendment is
Intended to disfranchise all Illiterate
negroes In tho Stato. It is supported
by tho Democrats and opposed by tho
other parties. Tho negroes havo or
ganized to defeat tho amendment and
serious troublo Is oxpectcd at the pri
maries tomorrow In somo localities
whoro tho negro voto is large.
The Democratic contestants for the
gubernatorial nomination nro four In
nutnbor, Thoy aro Leo Cruco of Ard
more, William II, Murray of Tishom
ingo, L. P. Ross of Lawton and Urant
Kirk of Oklahoma City. Thoro aro
sovon Democratic aspirants for lieu
tenant governor and soveral for each
of tho other places on tho ticket.
Tho Republicans bollovo that condi
tions nro' bright for tholr success and
as a consequence there nro contest
for all tho places on tho ticket. Tho
Republican candidates for tho govorn-
orsiup aro .i. w. AiciNcai or untune,
John Fields of Oklahoma City,
Thompson IJ. Forguson of Watonga,
and C. G. Jones of Oklahoma City.
i'ho greatest rlvnlry among tho Re
publicans Is for the olilco of Insurance
commissioner, for which thoro v aro
sovon candidates to go boforo the
primary.
All of tho present representatives
In Congress nro candidates for re
nomination. Tho threo Republican
representatives havo opposition with
in tho ranks of their own party. Tho
two Democratic representatives will
bo ronomlnntod without opposition.
CONTESTS IN MIS80URI
St, Louis, Mo,, Aug. 1. On tho ovo
of tho Missouri gonoral primary at
the ond of an lntorostlng nnd spirited
campaign, each of tho factions and
candidates oxprossos confidence nnd
an unusually heavy voto Is anticipat
ed throughout tho state tomorrow.
Nominees nro to ho selected by all
parties for minor stato olllcos, mom.
bors of both branches of tho legisla
ture, representatives In Congress and
county and local olllcors.
Tho Stato olllcors to bo nominated
aro: Ono Judgo of tho supromo court,
Stato suporlntondont of public
schools, and rnllroad and wnrehouso
commissioner. Tho Republicans havo
hut one candidate for each of the
threo places on tho ticket. On tho
Democratic sldo tho principal contest
Is for tho nomination for railroad and
warehouse commissioner, for which
thoro aro flvo names on tho ballot.
An ontlro Congressional delegation
of sixteen inombers Is to bo choson.
All of the Incumbents aro candldntcs
for renomlnatlon, with tho oxcoptlon
or Representative Harry M. Coudro of
tho Twelfth district. Champ Clark of
tho Ninth district, tho Democratic
leader lu thu ilouso, will bo renomin
ated without opposition, as Will Rich
ard llartholdt, Ropuhllcau, in the
ronth district. Tho othor members
who nro without opposition in tholr
own party aro Congressmen Lloyd of
tho First district, Ruckor of tho Sec
ond, Aloxnnder of tho Third, Dickson
of tho Sixth, Shacklcford of tho
Blghth, Blvins of tho Thlrtoonth, and
Murphy of tho Slxtconth. Tho Demo
crats hnvo candidates In nil of tho
Congrosslounl districts nnd tho Re
publicans In nil of tho districts ex
cepting tho Fourth,
8PANI8H WAR VETERANS MEET
Sacramento, Cnl., Aug. 1 Soldiers
nnd sailors of California who served
In tho nrmy and navy of tho United
Statos during tho Spanish American
wnr gathered horo In consldorablo
numbor today for their annual convcu-
tlon. Tho gathorlng will contlnuo In
session until Thursday.
WO
11
Necessary To Make The
Fair A Success This Year
How often wo have heard tho re
mark, "I don't see why Knox county
can't have as good a fair as any other
county." Wo want to answer In this
way: Wo must remember that to
make any public enterprise of this
sort a success two things aro very
necessary. First: the people must bo
in harmony with tho movement. In
other words, they must he boosters
not knockers; It doesn't cost any more
to boost an enterprise that It does to
knock It, and how much better It
sounds. Second: tho board of man
agers of directors must be made up of
representative men who are unselfish,
unbiased and their whole and only ob
ject It to make the fair Instructive
and entertaining for tho patrons. Our
board of directors this year is made up
of one representative man from each
township In tho county and four from
tho county seat, who are working
hard In various ways to make the fair
this year most successful, and In so far
as their labors are concerned we are
assured tho best fair ever this year.
And now tho citizens of Knox county,
the mntter Is up to you, keeping In
mind all tho time that It Is not a priv
ate enterprise, but n public one, It Is
your fair, so let us say in conclusion
wo will all pull together and boost our
fair, nnd maco the great reunion Sep
tember 13, 11, 13, and 10, 1910, the
best ever held in the state of Ohio. '
Call on thcsccrotary.or any member
of tho board of directors and let them
explain tho membership plan.
Wrlto tho secretary" for premium
list, entry blanks, etc.
TRACK MEET
Under Auspices Of Y. M. C.
A. At The Driving Park
Tho second In tho series of track
moots under, tho auspices of the Y.
M. C. A. will bo held at the Driving
park next Saturday aftcrnfcon at 2:00
o'clock. In this serlos of threo meets
tho records for the Association for
this season will be established and
will hold for the year 1010. For this
reason It Is hoped that thero will be
a largo numbor in nil tho events at
this time. Tho concluding meet will
bo hold early in September. Tho rec
ords for tho threo meets, tho ono held
In June, this ono and the final one In
Soptembcr will all bo counted in tho
average. There will be the regular
list of ovents.
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SWIMMING HOLE
At Riverside Park Is Very Popular
These Days
It Is hard to concelv of tho Inter
est manifested In the swimming at
Rlvorsldo park since' tho bathing
house has boon finished and someone
Is lu chargo.
This afternoon a springboard was
Installed and Physical Director Rllss
gavo tho boys somo now pointers.
During Mr. llllss's stay at tho sum
mer school, at Lake Gonovn, he did
somo long distance swimming, ono
afternoon, he and a numbor of others
swam across tho lake a dlstanco of
two miles, which ludicntos that ho
Is export In swimming. Bvory Mon
day, Wednesday and Friday after
noons nil the boys and young men of
tho ontlro community will hnvo tho
advantage of training along this lino.
It Is tho ambition of tho Association
to assist tho board of control in teach
ing every boy of tho community ' to
swim.
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Tho Dowds family rounlon will
occur at Lnko Hiawatha park on Aug
ust 0th.
Tho annual rounlon of tho liar-rod-lli'ggs
family will bo hold August
18, at Union Qrovo In Harrison town
ship, Knox county.
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Tho clovonth annual reunion of
tho Lecklltor family will bo hold at
tho homo of Arbolla Hlzor, two miles
west of llutlor, August 27.
Tho Simpson rounlon will bo
hold at tho old homo of' John Simpson,
ono-half mllo north of Howard on Aug
ust 2G.
Tho annual rounlon of tho Boh
and Hayes families will bo hold nt tho
Union Orovo Church In Harrison town-
J ship, Knox county, Ohio, on August
20, Everybody Invited.
nE UGLY LEOPARD
He Is a Cattle Thief and Even a
Human 'Being Thief.
WORSE THAN LION OR TIGER.
Belies Its Prey by the Throat and
Clings With Its Claws Until It
Breaks the Spine of Its Victim or
Strangles It.
Less In size, but oven moro ferocious,
tho leopard has a worse character than
tho tiger or lion. Living mainly In
trees and very nocturnal, this flerco
nnd dangerous beast is less often seen
than far rarer animals, it is widely
spread over tho world from tho Capo
of Good Hope to tho Atlas mountains
and from southern China to tho Black
sea, whero It Is sometimes met with in
tho Caucasus.
Any ono who has frequented tho zoo
for nuy tlmo must havo noticed the
difference in jslze and color bqtween
leopards from different parts of tho
world. 'On somo tho ground color is
almost white. In others a clear nut
brown. Others are Jet black.
Wherever they live leopards aro cat
tle thieves, sheep thieves, dog thieves
and humnu being thieves. Though not
formidable lu appearance, they aro Im
mensely strong, and It Is not unusual
for them to turn man cater. Both In
India and in Africa they have beeu
known to set up In this lino as delib
erately as any tiger. They have four
or five young at a birth. The cubs can
be kept tamo for some time and are
amusing pets, but It Is extremely dan
gerous to have them about.
In Hongkong an Englishman had a
tamo leopard. It was brought Into the
dining room by n coolie to he exhibit
ed to the owner's guests. Excited by
tho smell of food, the leopard refused
to go out when one of tho women, who
did not like his looks, asked that It be
removed. Tho coolie took hold of its
collar and began to haul It out. It
seized him by the neck, bit It through
and in a minute the coolie was dying,
covered with blood, on tho dining
room tloor.
The Chinese leopard ranges as far
north as the Siberian tiger and, like
the latter, seems to grow larger the
farther north It Is found. The color
of t&ese northern leopards Is very pale,
the spots aro largo and tho fur Is very
long.
The natives of all countries aro unnn
imous In declaring that tho leopard is
more dangerous than tho liou or tiger.
They hnvo no fear of the Hon, provided
thoy are not hunting for It, for it will
not attack unless , provoked, but a
heopard Is never to be trusted.
In Africa a number of natives were
firing tho reeds along a stream. One of
them, n boy. being thirsty nnd hot,
stooped down to drink. He was Imme
diately seized by a leopard. Tho boy's
brother, with an iidmlrublo aim, hurled
his spear at the leopard while the boy
was In his jaws. The point separated
tho vertebrae of tho neck, and tho
leopard fell stono dead. But the boy
could not recover. Tho leopard's fangs
had torn open his chest and Injured tho
lungs. Tho latter were exposed to
view through the cavity of tho ribs.
Ho died during tho night.
Leopards are essentially troo living
and nocturnal animals. Sleeping in
trees or caves by day, thoy aro seldom
disturbed. They do an Incrpdlblo
amount of mischief among cattle,
calves, sheep and dogs, being especial
ly fond of killing and eating tho lntter.
They seize their prey by tho throat
and cling with their claws until they
succeed in breaking tho Bplno or In
strangling the victim. They havo a
habit' of feeding on putrid flesh. This
makes wounds Inflicted by their teeth
or clnws liable to blood poisoning.
Nothing In the way of prey comes
nnils to tljom, from a cow lu tho pas
ture to a fowl up at roost.
in the great mountain ranges of cen
tral Asia the beautiful snow leopard Is
found. It Is a large creature, with
thick, woolly coat and a long tall like
a fur boa. The color Is white, clouded
with beautiful gray, like that of an
Angora eat. The edges of tho cloud
ings nnd spots are marked with black
or darker gray. The eyes are very
large, bluish gray or smoke colored.
It lives on tho wild sheep. Ibex nnd
other mountain animals. In captivity
It Is far the tamest and gentlest of tho
large carnlvora, not excepting the pu
ma. Unlike the latter. It is n sleepy,
quiet animal, like a domestic.
The West African leopard skin Is
more hands'onie thnn the Asiatic, tho
spots being very distinct and clear. Ho
and she they usually go lu couples
are fond of bunting cantonments and
around native towns, where they pick
up n goat and uow nnd then a baby.
Ouo night I was camped In a natlvo
town mill nftcr I had retired tho na
tives, ns was their custom, wcro sitting
about a great tire asking my caravan
all sorts of questlous, for tho African
Bttvugo is the greatest gossip In tho
world. Suddenly a child's cry rang
,o'ut, followed by n great clamor. Rush
ing out to discover tho cnuso of alarm,
1 was Informed that a leopard had
stolen from tho dnrkuess and quick as
a flush had -grabbed a four-year-old
child and nmde off with It. Tho child
was seated iu the midst of tho grown
men nnd women. Tho latter could
puly lament their loss. They knew it
was useless to try to pursuo tuo ueasi
into the dense bush.
The leopard Is so bold that oven in
daylight he will wander about a town
or a white man's premises. It is not
nt all unusual to get a good shot nt a
leopard from a bungalow veranda ot
a.uiud hut door. Pittsburg Dispatch.
POSIOFFIC
To Close The Day 01 The
County Picnic
Postmaster Sheridan O. Dowds has
received authority from first assist
ant postmaster general at Washington
to observe tho usual holiday hours on
the date of the Knox county picnic,
Aug. 10. Consequently tho city car
riers will be restricted to ono delivery
of mall In the residential districts.
AH mall for tho business houses which
will be closed on that dato will bo re
tained at tho post office whero it may
bo called for between the hours of 9
a. m. and 10 a. m. The general deliv
ery window will be opened also be
tween 'tho above named hours.
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THOMAS HOOD'S OVERSIGHT
Thomas Hood gave to literature tho
undying "Song of the Shirt," but he,
might have written an even sadder
song, that of tho washtub. Hewitt's
Easy Task laundry soap was unknown
in his day. It Is only for tho last
quarter century that It has been re
lieving women or backaches and bruis
ed hands. It takes tho dirt out of or
off anything actually does most of
the work Itself. Your grocer has lt.24
4.
COLORADO OBSERVES NATAL DAY
Denver, Col., Aug. I Colorado day,
a legal holiday In this state, was ob
served today with a flag-raising and
appropriate exercises at tho city jiark.
Banks and public offices were closed.
Tho day Is the thirty-fourth anniver
sary of the admission of Colorado to
the Union. '
WOMEN ARRESTED '
Parkersburg, W. Va., Aug. 1 Jessie
and Lulu Mctz were arrested here to
day charged with poisoning ox-Judge
James A. Watson.
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FORT TRUMBULL ABANDONED
Washington, D. C, Aug. 1 Today
marked tho passing of historic old Fort
Trumbull, Conn., which was one of the
most Important staeglc points In the
Revolutionary War. The control of the
fort was transferred today from the
War Department to the Treasury De
partment and In future It will be used
ns a training school for cadets of
tho revenue cutter service.
THE OPIUM HABIT. "
Its Effects as Described by Bill Nye In
His Memoirs.
I havo always had a horror of opi
ates of all kinds. They are so seductive
and so still In their operations. They
Steal through tho blood Uko a wolf on
tho trail and they seize on the heart'
With their whtto fangs till It is still
forever.
Up the Laramie thero Is a cluster of
ranches at the base of the Medicine
Bow, near tho uorth end of Sheep
mountain. Well, a young man whom
wo will call Qurtls lived at ono of
these ranches years ago, ahd, though
a quiet, mlnd-your-own-business fel
low who had absolutely no enemies
among his companions, he had tho
misfortune to Incur the wrath of a
tramp sheepherder, who waylaid Cur
tis ono afternoon and shot him dead
as ho sat in his buggy. Curtis wasn't
armed.
A rancher enme Into town and tele
graphed to Curtis' father, and then
half a dozen citizens went out to help
capture tho herder, who had fled to
the foothills.
They didn't get back till townrd day
break, but thoy brought the herder
with them. I saw him lu tho grny of
tho morning, lying In n coarse gray
blanket' on the floor of tho engine
house. lie was dead.
I asked, as a reporter, how ho came
to his death and thoy told me,
"opium." Tho murderer had taken
poison when he found that escape was
imnosslblc.
I was present nt tho inquest so that
I could report the case. There was
very Httlo testimony, but all tho evi
dence seemed to point to the fact that
llfo was oxtlnct, nnd a verdict of death
by his own bund was rendered.
It was the first opium work I had
ever seen, nnd It nroused my curiosity.
Death by opium, It seems, leaves a
dark ring around tho neck. I did
not know this before. Peoplo who dlo
by opium also tie their bands together
before they die. This is ono of tho
eccentricities of opium poisoning that
I havo never seen laid down in tho
books, I bequeath it to medical
science. Whenever I run up against a
now scientlllc discovery 1 Just hand It
right over to the public without cost.
Ever since tho nbovo incident I havo
been very apprehensive about peoplo
who seem to bo likely to form tho
opium habit. It Is ono of tho most
deadly narcotics, especially in a now
country. .
The Triangle Spider.
An Interesting find Is that of tho
triangle spider, which "spins ouc of the
most remarkable types of spider's
snares as yet known." Tho web is
trlnngular, and tho spider holds it
tightly stretched by means of a thread.
Whou n tly gets entangled this thread
is loosed and tho victim is enclosed
moro securely.
APPLY FOR
RECEIVE
Sandusky, O., Aug. 1. Joseph
Wagner and 23 othor stockholders
applied for a receiver for tho Wagner
Lako Ico company, absorbed by tho
Interstate Ico company, tho so-called
"Ico TruBt," in 1908. Henry Graof,
John Homegardner and Abraham LI
bonsburger, ns liquidating trustees,
aro tho defendants.
Zanesvllle, O., Aug. 1. The plant
of tho Zanesvlllo Art Pottery com
pany was almost wholly destroyed by
flro, entailing a loss of $100,000.
About 200 employes aro idle. Tho
plant will bo rebuilt.
TO DEATH
Youngstown, O., Aug. 1. When a
P. & L. E. freight train crow delayed
too long calling the village fire de
partment at Lowellvlllo, Charles A.
Williams, 30, burned to death In his
caboose, which took fire following a
rear-end collision. He was absolutely
uninjured until caught by tho flames.
POSSE AFTER SLAYERS
Texas Mob Reduces Colored Popula
tion by Twenty Individuals.
Palestine, Tex., Aug. 1. A posse
of more than 100 armed men has
been scouring the country around the
Slocum and Benson settlements,
hunting down negroes and white men
who were Involved in the racial trou
ble that led to the slaughter of moro
than 20 negroes. A company of mili
tia from Marshall and a detachment
of rangers from Austin havo ilso ar
rived and aro In control of situation.
LIVE STOCK AND GRAIN
CHICAGO Cattle: Beeves, $4 70)8 20;
Texas steere, J3 B05 60 f western steers,
tl 760G 60; stackers and feeders, $4 000
6 25; cows and heifers, $2 6006 E0.
Calves JG 5008 75. Sheep and Lambs
Native sheep, $2 7004 50; western, $2 60
&4 50; native lambs, $4 5007 60; west
ern. $4 7507 60; yearlings, J4 505 75.
Hogs Light, IS EG OS 85; mixed, (8 160
8 70; heavy. J7 8008 CO, rough, $7 80
8 10; pigs, 18 6008 90. Wheat No. 1
led, Jl 04 01 05W. Corn No. 2, 619
64c. Oats No. 2 new, 37c.
EAST BUFFALO Cattle: Export cat
tle, tG 5007 75; shipping steers, 16 509
7 90; butcher cattle, J5 2506 00; heifers,
4 0005 75; fat cows, $4 0005 25; bulls.
JJ 5005 50; milkers and springers, (25 00
045 00. Calves 19 0009 50. Sheep and
Lnmbs Mixed sheep, J4 6004 75; weth
ers, J5 0006 40; ewes, J4 0004 50; lambs,
JG 0007 75: yearlln&i, J5 0006 25. Hogs
Heavies, $9 0009 05; mediums, J9 000
9 15: Yorkers, (0 3009 55; pigs, J9 85;
roughs, J7 65; stags, J6 0006 75.
PITTSBURG Cattle: Choice $7 200
7 40; prime, $6 8507 15; tidy butchere.
$5 7506 40; hclfera. J3 5005 75; caws,
bulls and stags, J2 5005 60; fresh cows,
J26 00055 00. Calves Veal, (7 00010 00.
Sheep and Lambs Prime wethers, $4 65
05 00; good mixed, J4 4004 65; lambs,
M 6007 25; yearlings, J3 5006 00. Hogs
Heavy hogs, $8 7508 80; heavy mixed,
$9 0009 10; mediums, $9 35; heavy York
ers. $9 4509 50; light Yorkers, $9 G5
9 75 pigs. $9 SO 09 90.
CLEVELAND Cattle: Cholco steers,
JS 8507 00; heifers, $3 750G 00; fat cows,
$1 5005 00: bulls, J4 5005 00; milkers
and springers, J30 00060 00, Calves
J9 50 down. Sheep and Lambs Mixed
slioop, Jl 0004 50; owes, J3 7504 25; best
sheep, J4 5004 75; lambs, J5 0007 25.
Hogs Hoavles and mediums, $b 70; pigs,
19 50; Yorkers, $9 0509 10; roughs, J7 20
07 23; stag, JG 250G 50
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