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MT. VERNON, 0., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20,' 1910 No. 101
C ADTOOII AlfE OIMIfG
Lill I iliil nliij illlillii
.WA K1K I 1 sJF J A. XAmaUi JfSLx n E&Ur
ISLAND IN LAGOON
, Women And
Expect Deaf!) List
to Reach 170. .
SALVADORE IS SHAKEN
Only a Few Escape In Boats
t to Mainland.
HELP DENIED STRICKEN PEOPLE
Boatmen Turn Deaf Ears to Plead
ing of Refugees to Go After
Relatives-Land Disappears as
Heavy Shock Makes the Earth
Now Orloaiis, Dec. 19. Dispatches
from Port Liliion, Costa Rica, stato
that at least 70 families, variously
estimated at from 150 to 170 men,
women and children, wero drowned
following the sinking of their island
home. The island in tho center of the
Ilopango lagoon, In Salvadore, disap
peared and slid into the donthB of
the lagoon, carrying with it nearly
All of the inhabitants.
' The sinking of the island Is said
to havo followed a series of earth
Quako shocks which were felt
'-" throughout the ropubllc. Tho shocks
began early in tho evening and gr-w
In frequency and violence as night
progressed, until about midnight,
when tho watchers on shore heard
th" sounds of guns from the pooplo
on the Islands. Shortly after that' a
huge bonflio was lighted on the
Island and at about 1 o'clock a boat
load of frightened women and chil
dren reached tho mainland. The sur
vivors reported that other boats wero
coming as fast as they could bo
filled, as the island was slowly sink
ing under the feet of the inhabitants,
i Tho boatmen of tho mainland wero
appealed to 'send aid, but in vlow
of the continued shacks and tho
etcadlly increasing violence of the
eca in the lagoon tho boatmen wero
afraid to venturo out. Indeed there
was no time.
While they debated, another and
more violent tremor shook tho main
land and the fire and other lights on
the island vanished. In the morning
Canal Dover, O., Doc. 19. Leaving
uoto advising other membors of tho
family not to follow her courso in
getting rid of troublo, Miss Clara Al
lison, 46, committed suicide by bang
ing herself at her home. She was
tho sixth member of tho family to
commit suicldo, two brothers, a
cou8'n and two uncles having taken
their own lives. Illness and a nerv
ous breakdown were given as the
"Madam" a census taker wan speak
lng to her who answered his knock
how many children over six and un
der twenty-one years of nge bavo
your' J ,
"Lcmme bpp." she reflected: vlemmo
nee. Wuul. sir. tlinr be two over sir
nn' two under tweuty-ono." y
not a vebtlgc of tho Island remained.
In all It 1b estimated that about 170
perished In tliu catastrophe.
This is not tho ilrrt Una that riml
lar islands off the mainland have
vanished affc- . tlKiuano shocks
Tho Ilopango .,,0011 Is a lake of
Salvadoro, soulhcaut of ,the iit of
San Salvation ll Is about lhe and
a half miles jt, lrn;th A minor vol
canlo com1 ro.ii' I'O'n ltG waters in
January, 1881 The l.ignon Is about
2G nilk! f-oi t Piflte coast, In
mountainous 'ou Uj.
CLUB ON CARPET
8ecrrtsr Ii'oycr Wants to Know
About TJt&t Guild Hall Speech.
Wa-'iit.Klon Dee. 19 -It vl 1 pro,'
ably tot icvci-al imjuIcs . before- Pot
mander Wl!l!iv S. 151'os oim.nii
Ing (idler i.t tho b'lUleb'iS,. .li'i t
sota, w li oond un xplutr'tlciii of i
spceci .it G.illd ball, London nnUii
3, whe.i tut (i Titers nd inei- o th
Hoot wcroi cntcrUlnbd by the lord
mayor of London Secret-at y of tno
Navj Tlejur has asked Commarjder
Sims It he made tho statement' that
Great Britain would probably receive
assist men from tho United States in
rthe ovent of a foreign war, as he was
quoted in preso dispatches from Lon
don. Commander Sims' explanation
Is awaited in naval circles with con
siderable interest bcratibc of tho fact
that ho Is well known in Washing
ton. Ha was naval aid to President
Rooovolt, during tho last administra
tion. Since the elose of tho last nd
mlnlstiatlon Commander Sims has
been soniug on tho battleship Min
This is the sentiment which, It Is
said, has caused Secretary Meyer to
ask for an explanation: "I am sure
that If the time should over corao
when the. Dritlsh empire was serious
ly menaced by an external enemy,
its pooplo might . count upon every
man, ovory dollar, every ship and
every drop of blood' of their kindred
across tho ocean."
SCHOONER GOES ASHORE
All Lives on British Two-Master
Believed to Be Lost.
WoodBhole, MabS., Dee. 19. It is
believed that tho British two-masted
schooner Laura C. Hall, from Port
Reading for Sackvlllo, N. D , was
lost with all on board amid tho sand
shoals In tho vicinity of Great Round
shoal, during a blizzard. Tho rovo
nuo cuttor Acushnct arrived in Vino
yard Haven having in tow tho two
masted schooner Jesse Hart II. Tho
Hart was In a sory plight, somo of
her spars having boon carried away,
her seams opened up and somo of
her crew so frost-bitten that they
woro unable to clear tho tackle of
ice and work tho craft into port
Newark, O., Dee. 19. The jury in
tho Watha case returned a verdict of
guilty of manslaughter. Watha,
whoso father was a Hindu and his
mother a Malay, was indicted for
murder in' tho first deg-eo in connec
tion with the lynching of Carl Ethor
ington, tho dry detectlvo, who shot n
saloon, keopor last summer. Fourteen
other persons are awaiting trial on
White Falls on Cliffs.
London, Dec. 19. Grahcmo-Whlto
had tho closest call of his flying ca
reer when ho fell TO feet with his
biplane on the 'cliffs near Dover. His
faco was severely cut. Ho was taken
to tho Lord Warden hotel, whore for
a whllo ho was unconscious, having
sustained rcncusslon of tho brain.
JAMES E. CAMPBELL
Who Has Just Returned from a Trip in Europe for Severa
Weeks to Find Himself Mentioned as a Receptiv
Candidate for United States Senator, and Wh
Promptly Disclaims that He Has Any Designs o.
the Senatorship from Ohio.
SAYS JAPANESE MENACE
St. Paul, Dec. 19. Brigadier Gen
oral Walter, How o, U. S. A., comman
der of tho department of the Dako
tas, In an interview said: ''War be
tween tho United States and Japan
is a roeoguizod danger. Tho only
effective way to moot this dangor is
to 'prepaie for it. Our preparation
must consist of increasing our army
and our navy aud especially tho
"Every American who demands tho
right to vote should havo served in
tho United States army for threo
years, one of which should bo with
tho regular tioops. Compulsory mili
tary Service will become a necessity
FINANCES IN G0UD SHAPE
Ohio State University Spends Less
Than Is Received.
Columbus, 0., Dec. 19. Buildings,
grounds, equipment and othor prop
erty of Ohio Stato university havo a
totul vnltf" of 84 0GS.140.7B vronll""
Columbus, O., Dec. 19. Colonel
James D. Ellison, vice president of
tho Ralston Steel Car company, has
beon made defendant In a breach of
promise suit brought by Miss Alma
I. Long, n telegraph operator In the
employe of tho Western Union Tele
graph company, who asks tho courts
to award her ?35,000 for alleged dam
age to her affections. Colonel' Elli-
Uson admits an acquaintance with
Miss Long covering a period of sev
eral years, but says he had not seen
her for a considerable time and had
.no intimation that the suit would be
(filed. Miss Long came hero several
years ago from Apple Qrook, Wayne
Manes certain ot ueatn. i
Scranton, Pa., .Dec. ip. Adolph
Saar, 27, quarreled with his wife over
two deaf mutes, visitors and then
drove them from tho 'houso. Going
up stairs he drank a quantity of land-1
anum. As that aid not take effca
quickly enough, ho cut his throaf
with a razor. With the blood gush
ing from tho wound he ran into tho
street anil dropped deid.
Hlnhwayrran Shot Down.
Toledo, 0 Dee. 19. In a .runnl"?
pistol duel with the l ollee Ted Mack,
21, notorious as a hiehwavmin anl
burglsr was shot and Instintly kll'oi
by O'lleer Mead. The sirot'n" oc
currel on f'e Webish rallroitriclis
'at the rear of the city waterworks.
to a supplemental report filed at th
governor's office. Of this, the 3.
buildings are valued aj. $1,G9S,000 ana
the ground and farm, consisting o."
439 acres, at $1,540,000.
The total income available for the
university for 1910 was 1932,424.22.
actual expenses $922,730.52, leaving a
balance of $9,693.70 in the treasury
June 30, when tho fiscal year closed.
Embezzler Trapped by Wireless.
New York, Doc. 19. Tho immigra
tion authorities today protested to
tho Greek consul over the action of
tho captain of the Greek liner The
mlstocles, who refused permission to
have Nlckolns LlkolaB Scmoplous,
former commandant of tho ammuni
tion stores for tho Greek army at
Piraeus, lemoved to Kills' Island, al
leglng that Scmoplous Is n Greek
subject and is under tho piotectiou
of tho Gr;ek flag. Scmoplous is
wnnted for "he embezzlement of $4
100,000 from tho Greek governmen
and was arrested on tho Thomlsf
cles by means of a wireless messag-
SLAP SHERIFF M
Four Prisoners Leave Lima Ja:l,
But T To Are Back Aaam.
Lima, O, Dec. 19. Overpowerim.
Sheriff Vangunten when ho went to
lock the prisoners in their cells for
the night, Spencer Stevens. Ch.trlefr
Collins, Herman Bcrger and William
Evans made their escapo from the
county jnl.. The last two named
were recaptured a short time later,
but Stevens and Berger ara still at
liberty. The prisoners had twister,
tho lock off the inner door with an
iron rod from a cell bed, and Collin
dealt Vangunten a murderous blow
when tho officer opened tho oufsldo
door, escaping over his prohtrata
Tho sheriff's 14-year-old son pre
vented six other Inmates of (he Jail
from escaping by holding them u i
with nn unloaded rifle. Stevens wai
givon thrc years In the Ohio peni
tentiary a few dajs ago for snoot r;
with intent to kill, while 'Colli s,
who has ..the alias of Kent Shorlnc .
Is charged with burglary and lar
Railway St-t'on Burns.
Scranton Pi. ec 19. Tho pas
senger station n' the CentrrI ri I-
J road cf Vow
'p WIS 'lllHlt ('
'"UP" Vf ftl l
Four pflsren"' '
John T. Pii't
destrdyo.1, I o
Ennllsh Nobleman to
Wed Miss Vivien Gould.
mon district. Ho as shot and killed
at one of his mines by a Mexican
named Raul Escaraga. The lattei
escaped Into the mountains.
BLACK HAND ACTIVE
IN OHIO'S CAPITAL
Italian Killed Because He Re
fused to Commit Murder.
Columbia. O.. Dec. 19. That Ro
sarlo Zino was murdered because he
would not kill another became
known when Sergeant Vic Churches
continued his luiestlgatlon of th?
murder. Tho murderers aro bolnp
hunted for in various cities of all
parts of tho country, to which tele
grams we i sent by Chlof of Police
Carter asking thom to locate Donil
nlc and Francisco Sculli, Italians
The whole affair Is now believed to
bo tho work of tho Black Hand or
Information secured by Sergeant
Churches from a person familial
with all persons in tho case Is that
ZIno know he would be killed, be
cause ho did not carry out the In
structlons of tho order to murder an
Different Manure Functions.
The chief distinction between the
functions of farm manure and com
mercial fertilizers may bp stated In a
general way to be that farm manure
lncicnscs crop production by improv
ing the condition of the soil, whllo the
commercial fertilizers net directly as a
plant food without materially affecting
the soil sttucturc.
Tho function fit commercial fertiliz
ers Is therefore to supplement the
available supply of plnnt food In the
soil by supplying any deficiency which
may exist nnd by furnishing a surplus
of food upon which the plant may
LIVE STOCK AMD GRAIN
CHICAGO Cattle: Beeves, Jl 437 S5
Tcvns a ejia HIO4J0 10; western stetrs
$4 0004 85; Blockers and feeders, 53 35
S 7D; co ah and heifers, $2 256 00
Knthe sheep, $2 -108)1 33; western, J2 30
(ti 30; n tlvc lambs, t 250C 30; west
ern, $4 COrjC Zi; jearllngs. ?4 303 63
llo?3 Mult, ? 3507 70; mixed, J7 33fl
7 70; heaty, 7 307 70; rough, 7 30o
7 45; pigs, G 707 65 Wheat No. 2
red. ISviCfSmc Corn No. 1 47018c.
Oats ':. SIV-'e
EaST BUFFALO O.illle: Export cat
tic. JO 01) ll 50; B'tipplng- steers, J5 75(0
B 83; hittciier cattle, tl 75(ji5 iri, heifers
3 .'05 72; fat cons. i3 50f 00: bulls
ts S03 00- milker? and springers. J25 or
iG5 0). Calves $10 50011 00. Sheep ami
J.ambs-MWea sheep, $3 S0A 75; weth
eis 3 7504 00; ewes, J3 5303 76; lambs
it' 4000 50; yoar.lngs, U 0004 75. Hoss
HealiH and mediums, J7 SO; Yorkers
17 fOa.7 d: pies JS 1008 20; roughs
t 00: st-'E'' 6 006 75
CLE. E-AND Cattle: Choice Kteern
15 5UIUG 0, he fers, S3 7506 60; fat raw
I?. ',504 25. bulls. J4 0004 60; mllir
nil i. rfners. J0 OO065 00. Cihes
110 00 down. Sheep and Lambp Mixed
Bheip 58 303 75: ewes. 3 5)03 75; ben
sheep, $3 5003 85; owes, JS 75; limbs
S 5)00 .6 Hiqs Heavies. 7 85; me
dlu s, J7 f6; orkeis. $7 X507 90; pigs
$7 10; mixed, J7 83; roughs. J7 0007 23
tags Si 5 0C 5l.
PITT-BURG Cittle: Choice. C OOfy
t .6! prime, 5 7506 00; tidy butchers
IS 0 i 30; hilf"rs ii 6005 CO; coas
julls nnd st-igs 0004 S5: fresh cows
13 iO06" 0j. Cnlvts Veal. C 0009 25
aiieep and Lamls Prlne weihHs, S4 1
61 .',: K""0' 'nlcd $3 Wffli 00; Iambs
4 00 3 II rs -Htav hiss medium'
knd eaw Vt s J 01: i's'it Yorkers
s no . 05 rls JS O30 10
CI xCINNATl Wheat: No. 2 red. S7cQ
$1 0. io', N". i trlxrd. 4704 o
Oib o, I ml d 33'41?3le rjje Ni
!. S4 jWC t. r Jl 'H Bulk Heats
fj') bj'. I tern 511 50 Caltle ti yg
5 li ?'i-n 4' "' !T Limbs S3 f,(q
1f( 5 Ht s- "ff . i
rOUCCO -M'l e i 'fi"; corn ISp; oati.
I S.". rye, S3-; ci-wrueed, 19 17.
Insurrectos Numbered 1,000, Out Valor Of Federal Troops
Prevailed And Enemy Is Sent Scurrying To The
Mountains-Counted 44 Dead On Field After Fight
ing Was Ended And Lost 10 Privates And Two flfll-
cers Hilled And 27 Wounded , " "
Mexico City, Dec. 19. General Na
varro has sent the following report
to General Jlerenandcz at Chihua
hua, confirming rumors of two re
ported engagements in the state of
Chihuahua, the first at Mai Paso and
the other at Pedernales: ,
"According to your instructions 1
sent on Friday 475 men under Col
onel Aubert to take possession ol
Mai Paeo to protect the arrival or
reinforcements from Chihuahua. Th'.
revolutionists on the heights border
ing the pass began firing on the
troops from all sides. At the same
time other rebels made an attack on
my troops at Pedernales. I went Im
mediately to tho assistance of Col
onel 'Aubert, whom-! found resisting
the attack well. After a light last
ing two hours we dislodged tbo en
emy from the poalt'on on the hill.
"Thb fighting was intense. The
revolutionists numbered more than a
thousand and wore doing their ut
most to keep rf'Hforceinents from
Joining us. The lighting lasted six
hours, and at the end of that time
we had routed the enemy completely.
They scattered in all directions,
making for the hills. They left 44
dead on the field. Wo lost two offi
cers and 10 privates killed and one
officer and 20 privates wounded'
General Hernandez telegraphed to
President Diaz that tho troops won
another victory at Raneho Venegas.
One soldier and many rebels wero
OR DO YOU PREFER THIS?
Rumors Received at El Paso
Rebels Were Victorious.
El Paso, Tex., Dec. 19. That the
Mexican federal troops are getting
tho worst of the lighting in tho vicin
ity of La Junta and Pedernales, In
western Chihuahua, Is confirraea.
Nothing has been heard in Chihua
hua of the relief trains sent out, but
it was not believed at Chihuahua that
they made much progress, as the in
surrectos began tearing up the track
in several places when they learned
that troops were being Carried. Gen
eral Navarro and his men have been,
gradually driven back from the fight
ing and, ecn If defeated, the newh
could pot be telegraphed out, as th(
federal government too!: charge r
Lima, O., Dec. 19. The Jury in tho
famous burglar trlil. which has con
sumed three weeks hearing the
Yoakum farm home robbery case,
found Chris Gei?er, former brewer,
guilty 'of burglary and larceny. Gel
ger was convicted of aiding and
abetting In his first trial. Ho is 70
Noted Coke Man Dies,
PItsburg, Dec. 19. Business Pitts
burg was shocked by tho news that
Mahlon Mi Dosworth, 51, had died at
his homo in Hudson, O. Mr. Ros
worth war considered to havo been
ono of the best coke men in tho his
tory of hat product, having for
years bren secretary of the H. C.
Prick rororpny, now the fuel end of
i tho I'nltqd States Steel corporation, j
TEe telegraph line at the same time
it commandeered the railroad, which
is the private property and owssd by
the associates of P. S. Pearson of
No press dispatches are being sent
by the Mexican federal officials tliat
disagree with official reports. Sev
eral attempts to send them out of
Mexico have met with failure. Tho
Mexican Herald'a corerspondent with
General Navarro's command Is get
ting his dispatches through, but. they
are first approved by Nayarro. The
general offered o see that other d'
patches got through, It first subuii.
ted to him. The Mexican Herald has
always been known as a govcrnmcat
paper. The paper reportr-d the- cap
ture of Gnerrero last week, when tho
correspondent and General Navarro
wero not' within 100 miles vP the
place and l.avsn't been
Mail advicea from Parral utalc that
the rebels are thick around tLat re
gion and all but 100 troops have, left
the town in an ofTort to drive the
rebels farther awny or whip them.
H. M. Pri , who sent this Informa
tion to th El Paso Herald by mail,
stated that he had been told by a
Mexican official that If he was a
newspaper correspondent It would bo
best for him to get out of the coun
try. Frls is a Michigan man, and
has been coi ering the trouble for tho
Herald and the New York Sun. Ho
has never been able to file his mes
sages since shortly after the troublo.
broke o.ut, and his reports nil have
to be mai.ed unless he covered in
code under guise of business and
sent to individuals Instead of a
Rebels Scattered, Says Report.
Washington, Dec. 19. Sonor de la
arra, tho Mexican ambassador, re
ceived a dispatch saying that tho
reolut!onsts had been defeated by
government tioops at Pedernales, in
the stato of Chihuahua. All organ
ized opposition to the government,
tho dispatch said, has been broken In
Chihuahua. The rebels, tho dispatch
added, had scattered and were oper
ating as bauds of outlaws.
American Mine Owner Killed.
Durango. Mexico, Dec. 19. Word
has reached here of the murder of
an othor woll-knonn American mining
man In this state by a Mexican. Th.
victim ws Sam McClelland, who
owns valuahlp mines in the San Raj
Columbus, O., Dec. 19. Dr. Jamea
Cutler of Rlchwood, O., aged 79, for
the last three years president of tho
Ohio Association of Mexican War
Veterans, a veteran also of the civil
war and a former state senator, la
dead from stomach trouble.
To drink no mora 1 now resolve
Except when I andry '
And smoking, too, 1 shun, of course
At least, that U. I'll try.
And tllrtlns? xWell, It's rather hard,
But like cures like, they say,
And so to break myself I'll try
lhe hcmcopathlc way.
And spending money, too, I'll quit
v As soon as It's all gone
That Is. unless my watch will bring'
Ten dollars morn In iuwd, "