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PRIOE TWO CFNTS
MT. VEKNOH, O., FEIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1910 Ho. 100
W f I f ft" JStV J
ROAST ON ARK
IS TONED DOWN
Parts Of Dickinson's Report Will Be
Secretary Of War Sends Document To Congress In Which
: Alleged Unpreparedness Of Country For War Is
AccentuatedSays Coasts At Mercy Of Foreign
v Enemies And Ttiat Woeful Lack Of Men, Guns And
Washington, Dec. 15. Official cir
cles aro all worked up over formal
reports prepared by the- secretary
of war disclosing a state of uupro
parednejs In the national de
lenses that Is charactenzod ai
ccusatlonal. Unusual efforts havi
been made by members of the uoiw
of representatives to suppress thi
ccntcnU of these rerorts, on tin
ground that tLelr publication woul
bo deti lmental to tho government'
best Interests. liut Secretary Dick
inson and Major 'Genoir.l Lconnr.
Wood, chief ht staff, who ought t
know how fur 1 1b expedient to (lit
clcsc tho condition of the natlona
defense to otUu' nations, have appat
cntjy bon enthuly willing to ba
the rciorts git en out.
To make the situation mora com
plicated, Prcs.dent Tift's views ii
regard to tho so-called sensntiona
rerorts do net accord v. lth those of
his own cabinet advt.urs and chlcl
' Marked "Confidential."
The modillcd report, which Is said
to bo considerably milder than tho
original, was sent to tho house and
was marked "confidential." Tho re
port submitted was an expurgated
edition of the original. It was ac
companied by a statement by Gen
eral Wood. As the rules of tho house
do not provide a practical method
for dealing with confidential docu
ments, tho Dickinson report was
made tho subject of a conference by
Speaker Cannon and other leaders.
They decided, after perusing its con
tents, that tho rortlons containing
facts not detrimental to the oubllc
interest shovld bo returned to tho
house and thnt tic other material In
tho rcrcrt of a confidential character
Bhould bo sent to some house com
mittee. Although tho contents of tho re
port lorwarded were closely gutrded
it was learned that tho document
points out that tho country Is vrnolly
unprepared fcr war; that there is a
woeful lack of men, of guns and
ammunition; that the army is on tho
footing that approximates disorgan
ization eo for as effectiveness and
Salem, O, Dec 16. Balem mo it
consumers are now engaged In a
lively moat war that Is playing havoc
with tho retail business of all deal
ers In tho city. T'ho agitators of this
meat war now threaten to oxtend
their boycott Into the grocery line.
A meat club composed of S00
worklngmen has been organizfd tcr
Scalo Slrjnea by potters.
Columbus, O., Dec. 15. Throush
tho good culcs cr the state board of
arbitration, the workers and manu
facturers of the Crooksvllle potteries
have settled their differences satis
factorily and signal up an agreement
for two years.
Tamper With Communion Wine.
Cat lisle, Ky., Dec. 15. Eomebod
substituted IndcIlMo 'ink for commuu
SALEM WORKMEN ORGANIZE
TO FIGHT TOE BUTCHERS
His Report op Army Condi
tions Creates a Dig Stir.
elhclency nro concerned; thut tho
coast would be lnircrilcd If an armed
force appeared, and other statements
along that line. Tho creation of a
council of national defense is recom-
the purpeso or Duying meat rrom u
wholesale firm Ih Pittsburg, because
they claimed that local dealer?
boosted the price of all cuts above
that asked In other towns, and then
refused to reduce the price. Thc3i
men by sending their orders togethct
get tho advantage of wholesale
prices from Pittsburg.
Ion wino at the Pleasant "Vnltey
Christian church, and Ecvernl pcoplo
were trade violently 111, The wlno
1 wan kert at the church and, not no
tiring tho change In the color of the
liquid, the elders passed the vintage
to the members. Many of them
I dran'c bcfo.j the change was noticed
Soon after they were violently ill.
Investigation hu not revealed thi
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Shamrock II. For Being Finest Steer
In Country Is Dpomed to Death
mAk::-&mfo , t 'A
Photo by American Press Association.
Poor Shamrock II. I He nto deep of the flna grass of low, prow fnt nnd
sleek on mixed roods and had Ids back robbriLnnd scrubbed ojvury day for ten
shoit month. Lire was a good thine; to Shamrock II. Enl-h day be gtcw
sounder, hnjylcr. and then one day the lowu Stntc AgrlcnlUirfc college shipped
Shnnnock otf to Chicago. 'There Itlchnrd A. Carden of CountJ' Tippcrary. Ire
land, suitl (6 Ho one of the fliict Judges of cattle In the countrf, saw the young
steer and Ee.iled his fate when lie directed that lie be given ithe blue ribbon.
Shamrock II. was killed, his 1.100 pounds of mont beinK pronounced iih tl"
best in the country. This is the third time that Iowa has wou the first priza
for raising the finest cattle.
GETS VALUABLE JEWELS!
" DOES MRS. AUGUSTA S PETSCN
Coaoofd, N. "II, Occ.i5.-rbero Is
every jeason to believe that tho val
ue cf Mis. Mniy Baker Eddy's estate
has been underestimated, and tjiat it
will reach, if it docs not exceed, ?2,
000,000. This will ol courso depend
largely upon the Mtluo which tha ap
praisers place upon tho copyrights.
The cash, securities nnd personal es
tato, exclusive of the copyrights, will
exceed, It is pretty authoritatively
Under tho terms of tho will the
mother church at Iloston Is to get,
tho bulk of Mrs. Eddy's enormous
fortune. This church, in addition to
special bequests aggregating $1E0,
000. Is also made tho residuary lesa-
Columbus. O., Dec. 15. No ccromo-1
nics, aside from the administering of
tho official oath of oillce by Justice
Spear, who will then head tho Ohio
supreme court, will attend tho second
Inauguration of Coornor Harmon,
Jan. 0. T' is has been definitely de
cided, nt tho governor's request, as
he believe- that the cxrenso to tho
state Inohcd in tho usual elaborate
exorcises Is needless.
Governor Harmon thus establishes
a now precedent. Thej governor will
not deliver n inaugural address and
the usual music and other speeches
and exercises In the capjtol rotunda
Station For Commercial Pit
poses To Be Estab
Mt. Vernon is to have a wiroloss
tat'on for commercial purposes.
A contract was closod up Thursday
morning by J. It. Lawyer of Colum-
jus for a suite of rooms in the Union
Hock, South Alain street, where the
tat'on will be Installed. Two poles
will beerectcd, one on tho front of tho
ulldlrg and tho other on th.9 rear.
The poles will bo higher than uiw
lu'ldlrg in tho city.
Mr. Inwjer will lmvo charge o'
ho local office. Mr. Levi Koy's of
noIumbus Is nt tho head of tin cot.
cm. Mr. Hort Hyatt of this city
I p o IrtcreMed In tho company.
This even rg Mr, Luwyer will com
nunlcato with Mr. Koyes In Colum
ns over Mr. Hyatt's instruments. "
ERE WILL BE NO FRILLS
AT HARMONS INAUGURATION
t -' 8
teo. The cccno. enure)) of Christian
Scientist of, New York 13 the next
largest beneficiary, us there Is left to
It a 3um not to exceed $175,000, to
pay oil its indebtedness.
Mis. Augusta Stetson, now excom
municated from tho 'mother church,
was jden the "crown of diamonds."
one of Mrs. Eddy's most valuable
pieces of jc'welry. In the form of a
large brooch. Undor tho circum
stances much surprise was occa
sioned at Mrs. StctFon's being named
In the will as recipient tit the jewel,
but It is believed fhat Mrs. Eddy
through all their past differences
maintained ou abiding affection lor
will bo conspicuously absent. T' a
customary at'onal Guard ctcort also
will be dispensed with.
As now rlanncd, .lattice Sroar will
administer the oath- In the govornor'J
office In the presence of the official
family and a few friends, immedi
ately following this coromony Gover
nor Hamon will resume lila dutlc3
without further interruption.
No exjense will be incurred In.
decorating the statehouse, as has ai-1
ways boon done previously, nar will
tho inaugural ball, the social fcaturo
of nearly every inauguration, wheth
er first or second, bo held.
A very disastrous flro was narrowly
averted on Wednesday evenin-'
through tho efforts of Mr. John Kil
kenney of Wooster avenue. At about
nine o'clock, Mr. Kllkenney closed tho
KHkonn.By cigar store on South Mnln
3trect and started north on 'Main
street. On reach'ng Vine street lis
noticed flames Issuing from tho base
ment window under the M. J. Davi
building on West Vino street. Ituii'
ning down tho street, ho discovered
that a large pile of old nowspap3's
wcm bprnlrg in the cellnr nnd tint
tho woodwork was beginning to burn
Hastening Into tho restaurant nt
door, assistance was secured and the
conflagration was soon under conrrol.
Tho assistance of the flro departmen
ts rot neceesiry, ow'rg to tho qu cit
work of Mr. Kllkenrev nnd tho-o who
islftcd In putt'rg out the fire. It 1
thought that tho (1-e w3 Ftirttd by
a l'ghtcd cIgnro- c'gnietto stumi.
which tome person Md circles'
thrown into the hi orient w'ndo"i
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DAKNYAKU V RY i Rl S
MURDER nr ti? iiuorrrnu
Springfield, O., ucc. 15. After 0
piollnilnary hearing befcrrf a big
crowd William Dlllard and his three
eons, Italpb, Clifford and Thomas
were bound over to tho grand Jury
by Magistrate George Tchan. Clifford
Dlllard Is charged with second de
groo murder for tho shooting of Ho
mer Dillon, and the others with iv
sault with Intent to kill. No bonds
were fixed because tho attorneys
said It was impossible to obtain bail
Columbus, O., Dec. 15. That a
trust, forn.cd to Import Greek boys
to Columbus and other Ohio cities to
work in shocshining parlors, lunch
rooms, pouli (joins and moving pic
ture shows Is thought to have head
quarters in Columbus, was developed
when United States Immigration In
spector Jacob Brodlo of Pittsburg
filed suit in federal court against
Gust, James and William Chekeres.
Greek brothers In Columbus, charging
them with violation of tie govern
ment immigration laws.
Sandusky, O., Dec. 15. The wom
en's wear store cf Pusch, Martin '5
Company, almost opposite the cen
tral police station, was robbed of
furs valued nt $500. When Edwarl
W. Pusch, senior member of the
firm, oper d the storxihe was con
fronted n .h a huge yellow bulldog
Ho dccldea that tho animal had be 1
left behind by a, belated patron a .
after kick-ig tho dog Into the strct,
went aboi his business. Later ..J 9
robbery .Js discovered. Pusch is
now seeking the dog as the only
A Burning Answer.
"An abstract noun is the name of
something of which we can think, but
which wo cannot t. uch." said n teach
er to n pupil, "Give me an example."
"A icdhot poker, sir!" London Tit-
LIVE STOCK AMD GRAIN
CHICAGO Citt'c: Brves. J4 007 00;
I ors s errs J3 910j'5 OJ: wM'f rn ste "s
$3 Mjj'5 F0, s ockcrs and feed rs. 3 2M&
G 45; cows and he'fers, tl 23C?5 S5
Cnlv s $7 00SDD IE Ell' cp and Lamb
tvallvi sheep, $2 0f4 20, western, $2 13
gi 21: rat o lirrbq St 0006 CO; west-
II n, J4 E0i3 25; yearllnBH. ti 00OB 65
Ho s-I.lght, $7 20C?7 50; mijtfd. S7 20Sj;
7 50; heavy, $7 20!i7 50; rmish, $7 200
7 30; ptus. 0 G0($7 45. Wheat No. 2
reel O3M.09IUO. Corn No. 2, 4S4S14c.
Cuti No. 2, 31'p.
EAST BUFFALO Cntllc: Export cat
t, $0 00(yJi. SO; shipping ctecrs, $5 "3Q
F R"; hutclier citllo, 51 73f u J", heifers.
?3 .'635 75, fit cowa. i3 50 Jjr. 00: bu!K
Si f0??5 00: mlll.eri nnd springers. S2S 00
flG) 05. Calves $10 C011 00 Sheep and
Lunls Mixed sheep, $J 7516) 00; weth
e B SI 00UJ4 Si; en es S3 7504 00; lams,
tii 00J; CO, y arli,;s $4 500)5 25 Uo?a
Hoavtea $7 G07 00; mediums, S7 550
7 r5; OMers, S7 7507 SO; plsrs, S7 00;
roughs, S7 fO; staga. SG OO0G 50.
PITTSBURG Cattle: Choice, SG 000
G 15; prime, 15 750G 00; tidy butchers,
SG 10 S 5 5C; heifers, i: 5005 00; cons,
bulls and stags. U 004 85; fresh cons,
13 i0ijG5 03. Calves Veal, SG 0009 00.
Sheep and LambJ Prime wethe's. S4 10
(51 25; Rood mixed, S3 GO04 00; lamb.
SI 5006 25. Hogs Heavy hosrs, medium
nrd luavy Yorkers, S7 7007 75; light
Voikers, S7 8007 S5; pigs, S7 8507 90.
CLEVELAND Cattle: Choice nteers,
S5 60 fa ii (0; he fers. S3 7505 50; fat rows,
f. i5S4 23, bulls $4 01tf4 60; milker
and s ringers, S-0 00303 00. Cahei
SO 90 dawn. Sheep and Lambs Mixed
sheep. 13 5003 75; cues. S3 5303 75; beat
u.itep $4 00; limbs, J4 230G 25. Hogs
ttravl 3, S7 5007 GO; mediums, S7 GO; I
Vor. cr, S7 GO'j.7 70; plijs S7 75; roughs, i
JG SO07 CO; s ags, $5 5O0G 50. I
EOjTON Wool: Ohio and Pennsylva
nli XX, 3133:e; delaine u.i&hed, 3l031o;
dual 0 unwnshtd, 27028c; ',6-bloiid
ccmbiig, 29S3JC; H-b'oooa combing, 7
02 c: ')i-bloot combing, 203Oc; Ona
un nerchiii t ble. 24fJ25c; Kentucky nnd
Incluna .-biOjd. 2S30c; V4-b40&d, J70
CINCINNATI Wheat: No. 2 . 97-0
St 10. cor.i No. i n lcd. 4704 u.
Ois-Xo. 2 mixed, 33'AJfJlc. ftje . i.
1 b40S"c. I, nl 9 90 rtidk Mpiiip
fio oj".. I neon Sll 60 Cattlt il 20
0 G . Sheep i 0)i1 fi Limbs 3 71j
4,5 9'. Ho s-$- 1307 63
TOLECO Wlie t. 06jo: corn, 4S.i;
cutK, 35r,c; lye. S3c;. cluveisecU. J3 J7.,
Body Found In Vacant Lot Near
- Columbus Cemetery
N'ame That Appears On Card In Suitcase May Furnish
Clew To Identity Of Person Guilty 01 Crime-Autopsy
Discloses Fact That Florence Haer, 19, Was Soon To
Become A Mother-Coroner Finds No Evidence Of
Columbus, O., Dec. 15. Fred Baer, I
a farmer lUlng near Grove City, has
identified tte body cf the young girl
found In a vacant lot on tho West
Side, as his daughter, Florence Bear,
19. The pcllce are without clews a3
to tho manner of her death, although
they belle.3 she did not die where
the body was discovered.
The autopsy by Police Surgeons
Ohctz and Flcker'ng served only to
deeren tho mytery a3 to tho cause J
of the joung woman's death.
Some of the facts developed at the
autopsy wr-e that her eton""h wis
empty and in healthy condL.on, her
heart and lungs normal, and that dhe
would have become a mother in
about six months. There was no
sign of ay attempted operation.
At the ncluslnn of the autopsy
the physlrlans said there was a re
moto pos3l illtv that tae young wom
an had dkJ under the influence .
chloroform cr other, administered
jjrca&ralorjr ur-rej-formiDs-an" opera
tion. The . stomach, though empty,
will be subjected to chemical analy
sis for tra s of any subtle roison.
There were no marks on tne body
to lndlcato murder. There were no
signs to t gest suicide. The entire
city detet e force 13 working on
Every circumstance supports the
deduction, the police say, that the
body was taken, after death had oc
curred, to the pluce where It wa3 i
found by B. 1. Smith when he was j
creasing the feld to a grocery store j
for breakfisl supplies.
Bsdy Carefully Arranfjed. I
The body vas lying in an orderly,
carefully Enangcd manner on the
back, without any evidence of a
Y BEAD IN
Eta Are Killed Outright ; On
TEH BOOIES AHE RECOVERED
Superintendent and Three Others
Enter Shaft as Rescue Party and
Have Net Been Heard From In
spectors on Hand Disaster Said
to Be Due to Ignition of Gas In
Lower Chamber of Worklnfls From
Tacoraa, Va Dec. 15. At Greeno,
near here, 12 men were killed by an
explosion of gas In the mine of the
Bond Coal comrany. Thirteen men
wero In the mine at the time of the
explcsl-u and enly two were taken
out alive, but one died a few hours
after being tetcued.
John nitchle end Charles Itoscn
baum were rescued alive, but nitchle
succumbed to his lnjurlc3, Itcscn
baum's InJ-iies are sIlLt and bo is
able to w.lk
Tho same mine had a similar ex
plosion tii-e j cars ano, la which clx
men wc 'ed. 4
l.r.r. . , urter tho exrlos'on oc
ra n ivnmu
struggle, 'ine shoes were without
enow, Ice or mud, tending to show
the wearer had not walked there.
Tracks of a rubber-tired buggy and
footprints of an unshod horse wero
found leading down over the bill on
the south to the tree, and back again,
over the hill down Avond-.le avenue,
thence to Mound street and oit Jack
In a suitcase near the girl's body
was a card, which read: "Will bo
with you in 20 minutes, Clifford."
No rlew has been secured toward
establishing the writer's Identity.
Salem, O., Dec." To. Tho dead
bodies of Esther Needham and Elva
Sheen, both 15 and cousins, were
found In a gas-filed bedroom at the
home of .Esther's toother, Mrs. Mary
Costcllo. Elva came to visit with
Esther. When the girls went to bed
they left an open gas heater and a
gas light in the room both burning
low. The stove went out and the
escaping ,as killed bcth.
Vivian Gould to Wed.
London, Dec. IS. Tho marriago
engagement Is officially announced of
Lord Decb's and Miss Vivian Gould,
second daughter of George J. Gould
of New York.
curred Superintendent James Bar
rowman, .vith three mine bosses,
started down the shaft as a rescue
party. Upon reaching the bottom
tley hignaled for the ston, and have
net been heard from since. It is
thought they died In the mine. So
far 10 bodies have been recovered.
Tho explosion Is said to havo been
caused by an accumulation of gas in
the lower levels being set fire to br
an op-en lamp belonging to one of the
mlners, but this can not be con
firmed. State mine inspectors armed with
gas muzzles and other safety appli
ances arrived several hours after the
disaster, and are assisting In tho
work of removing the bodies.
Fire broke out In tho mine folloT
lne tho first exnlosinn. nnd frantic
efforts are being made to get some
aid to the Imprisoned men. It is de
clarcd the draft fans at the entrance
wero shattered by tho explosion, so
great was it! force.
Mills Burn; Loco, $10,000.
KIrkersvllle, O., Dec. 15. Damage
of more than $10,000 was done when
the flour and saw mills of Gelger
Roshorn wero destroyed by fre of
unknown origin. Three thousand
bushels of wheat, 1,000 bushels of
oats nnd a car load of feed wore de
stroyed. Of tho total loss of $10,000
only $2,000 Is covered by insurance.
I Admits Bribing Officials.
Cincinnati. O.. Dec. 15 Peter
Thomson, inuit'-ra'lllcuairc paror
manufacturer cf College Hill, teul-
fled beferc Attorpry Stinlej Shaffer
at Hamilton. O , trat ho r-i'd money
to HatUlU' ro'iticltins In order to
obtain a icduction of ta.es lor a
land cvndl..itc In which be was In