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JTHE DEMOCRATIC BANNER
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 181
MOUNT VERNON, OHIO
FRANK HARPER, Editor
6 MONUMENT SQUARE
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NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS
Tho next Issue of tho The- Bannor
will bo circulated Wednesday morn
ing. This by reason of tho fact that
no work will bo dono In tho ofllco on
Monday on account of holiday.
Butter 28c; eggs 38c.
Mr. Arthur Shuo of Clovoland spent
Wednesday In this city attending to
sorao business matters.
Mr. Edward Coonoy of this city
rnado a business trip to Brink W&vcn
on Thursday morning.
Mr. J. P. Chambora of Croslllno, O.,
spent Wednesday In Mt. Vornon on
Misses Irene and Loulso Cooper,
who are attend'ng school noar Boston,
are homo for tho holiday vacation.
Humane Oinccr Jacob Lybnrger
wont to Ilownrd Thursday morning
whoro ho wnB called on odlclal bus
iness. P. O. Hadloy left this morning for
Mt. Vocnon, whoro ho will tako up his
duties ns freight agent for tho Balti
more & Ohio railroad at that point.
Miss Clara Wood, who Is teaching
In tho public schools of Anderson, In
dlana, arrived in thin city Thursday
noon and will Bpond tho holidays at
her homo on East Vino atroot.
Mr. Paul Smlthhlslor, who ii at
tending a cartoonist school in Chica
go, arrived, home Wednesday evening
to Bpend the holidays.
Mr. Paul Rogers, who lu attending
tho Cnthollc University nt Washing
ton, D. C, Is spondlng tho holidays nt
bis homo In this city.
Wednesday wan tho ahortost day In
ttho year, that Ib,'(JO far (aB daylight
Is, concerned. Front now on tho daya
will gradually longlhon out. but It will
be several woolen ligforo any porcop
tltblo difference can bo noted.
Mrs. Chnrlos LarlmOro nnd sons,
Paul and Walter, who rosldo Just
north of this city, wont to Utlca Wed
nesday evening to make a sovoral
'days' .visit with Mm, Lnrljnoro'n moth-
eY, Mrs. Ellzab'olh Moroland.
Dr. II. W. Blair ruluraod to his
homo on Wednesday evening nftor at
tending to sotno Iiiinliioss'inattorsi In
Youngitwon. Whllo In Hint city, Dr.
Blair purchased a ijow Ilupmobllo car,
which ho will use in lilii practice.
Dr. and Mrs. Elioy Hooso of Toledo,
O., nro making a Hpyornl days' visit lu
'this city at tho homo of Mrs, Rooho'h
father, Mr. W. II. Piatt of Kant Ham
tramck atretic '
Mr Mnrshnll Wright of Ashland, 0
cpont Thursday lu thin city on bus
iness. Dr. and Mrs, W. L. Portor and Mr
Edwnrd Wander of Bucknyo Cltv wont
to Mt. Vornon Thursday morning to
epond tho day.
Mr. Wnllaeo Mnstollor, who Is at
tending Donuo Acadomy nt Granville
Is spending tho holldnyii at his homo
In Mt. Vornon.
Miss Laura fUrickor of nenr Now
Castle, 0.,i underwent u successful op
eration at thu Ml. Vernon hospital on
Miss Mnilo, l.lngcillold of Dayton,
who has been tho gnost of Mlon Mnr
guorlto Bedell for tho past mouth,
leturncd to hor homo Thursday noon
to upend ChrlHlmau with l datives.
Tho returns of Iho election held by
tho Rohokah lodges of Knox nnd Lick
ing couutloH, held at tho meetings In
DcconiDor, show that Mrs. U. 0, Pick
nrd of this city lias boon olocted by
.a handsome tnajorlly ovor tho other
candidates a3 dologato from District
No. "12 to tho Ohio Btalo Assembly
which will meet lit East Liverpool In
.Revival meetings will ho held
at tho Oreen Valley M. H, chuich
during tho next two wooks, begin
ulnu on Monday ovonlng. Tho ser
vices will bo conducted by Mr. Jay
Clow of this city, n student at Ohio
Wcsloynn University nnd ho will ho
assisted by Mr. Ralph Sockninn of
this city, as well as two other Ohio
VIRGINIA STATE OFFICIAL WEDS
Richmond, Va.. 'Dec: 22Mnny men
well known in public llfo attended
tho wedding today of MIho Mary Ev
elyn Kenn, of Memphis, Tcnn., and
Colonel-B. 0. James, Secretory of
Stato of Virginia. Tho ceremony took
place this morning at tho homo of
Mrs. Sill'o 0, Kean, a rolatlvo of tho
bride, in tbls city.
Bettering the Farm Flock.
The essentials to profltablo egg pro
duction nro n healthy tlock of fowls
possessing constitutional vigor bred
from n laying strain, proper housing
nnd coricct feeding. The best way to
secure n laying strain on the farm Is
to select tho hens of greatest vigor that
natuiully pn,ducc the most eggs dur
ing tho w Inter nnd mate these hens
with n good male, also from a laying
strain, alid then select only tho best
daughters from this mating, says tho
Not enough lmportnnco is usually at
tached to tho selection of laying hens.
They must bo properly cared for If
they nro to lay well during both winter
nnd summer. Uousci must bo kept
sanitary nnd the fowls free from ver
min. Cnro must bo exercised to nvold
their being clinscd by dogs or other
nnlmals or unnecessarily frightened.
Poultry house must bo well ventilat
ed, nnd ono or moro windows should
bo opened ovcry bright dny, so that
the house will not become wnrm dut
Ing tho dny nnd grow cold again at
Thcro is no ono stated ration that
should bo fed to poultry or laying hens
Ducks nro fine layers, but make poor
mothers. Tho Incubator should bo used
to hatch tho eggs.
Tho natural grain feed of fowls Ii
hnrd, nnd they should bo fed hard
grain when In confinement.
Never kill n chicken Just beforo It
is to bo prepared for the table. Twclvo
hours at least should elapse.
It costs but little If any moro to
grow n pound of poultry than u pound
of pork. Tho prlco per pound of each
speuks for Itself.
If ducks arc raised for market pur
poses they will bring ns much when
they nro ten or twelve weeks old ns nt
any other time.
What Good Cows Will Do.
If ouo has tho means anil opportuni
ty to buy somo high class butter cows
it will tako but n few years to bring
land up to Its maximum productive
ness, provided, of course, nil tho
manure, liquid nnd, solid, is saved and
Selling milk in largo quantities, un
less tho food Is bought outsldo, will
run down uny farm In time. But sell
ing cream or butter nnd feeding sklin
mllk to calves and pigs and saving
and using all tho manure will Boon
nutko tho land its productive as In lta
virgin fertility. l
THE DAIRY TYPE.
Poinls to Consider When Pur
chasing Ml Gaitle.
The points that n cow should possess
If adapted to econqmlcal inlllc produc
tion nro qulle tho opposite from what
Is seen lu tho beef animal, says Pro-
feHsor W. II. Rtelmids.
Tho dairy cow possesses a long faco,
thin, slender neck and sharp project
lug shoulder She Is not very wldo In
tho chest, but her capacity of chest
Is dun to her depth, which Is greater
lu proportion (o her sl.e than you will
(lml lu Iho bcof itiiluml. She possesses
it large barrel, which Indicates a good
capacity for digesting her food. Her
depth heio should exceed her depth
lu any other poll Ion of tho body. A
dairy cow should have n good width at
tho hips. Her thighs should bo clean
nnd ftco from muscling. Hhu should
bo open between Iho thighs,
Much attention should bo given tho
udder of tho dairy cow. A huge udder
dues not Indicate, that It Is a good one.
Udders mo often very lleshy. A good
udder should be elastic ami pllublo and
show iiutiiy folds when milked out,
Thu teats should bo placed equal dis
tances apart, which Is generally tho
onso if the udder Is quite syintnetilcal
and well proportioned. Largo milk
veins nro good liidhatlous. Tho moro
winding and branching they nro tho
better the Indication. Tho veins do
not carry mill;, us many think, but
carry tho blood fiom the udder to tho
body, ami the moru blood that passes
through tho udder the more mill; thcro
Is pt educed, because the milk Is pro
duced from the blood.
A good dairy cow possesses a rather
thin, pliable, ehiHtlc skin, A course,
harsh handling Hklu In a poor Indica
tion. When cows possess this qual
ity of skin they nro rarely good pro
Breedlnu nnd Individuality.
No scrub boar should bo toloratcd a
flay In n herd of hogs whon the dcslro
Is to have pigs of a good typo, for the
old saying "Tho sire Is half tho herd"
Is absolutely truo. Thu boar should
not only bo a puio bred animal, but ho
should also bo well bred, a good Indi
vidual backed by good ancestors.
Ice Supply For Dalrylnn.
EvcryN farmer who keeps cows for
dairy purposes should put up his own
Ico supply. In t,"V absenco of u pond
or stream 'a; temporary dam can bo
mado and sonic low plftdo In thu Held
Hooded fou freezing over
By HARVEY D ALTON
Copyright, 1(110, by American Prosa
Korco Is tho basis of ovcryMilng.
Force keep us moving Indeed, nllvo.
And, strange to say, force Is the basis
of Christianity. Perhaps what I mean
will be plainer when 1 have told my
I had been n clergyman f tho Sec
ond Presbyterian church In our town
for several years when 1 began to be a
doubter. I drat doubted the miracles.
That's the way all skeptics begin, nnd
they think that If tho miracles wero
out of the way they could believe all
the rest It was hard to get up In tho
pulpit every Sunday and preach what
I didn't believe myself. Finally I ap
plied for a leave on the usual clergy
tnan'n ground a bad throat and went
on u sen voyage.
The ship I sailed In was a tramp. I
was told that they had had One weath
er for three months. Some of them
said they'd be glad to see n hurricane,
they had got so tired of sunshino nnd
light breezes. Itut the dny after I got
aboard the weather changed, nnd. stiro
enough, the hurilcaiie they wanted
broke on us fiiilously. We were three
days lighting seas set going by" wind
trnvellug at the rate of a bundled
miles mi hour. We had everything bat
tened down, but the waves pounded
out the glims over the cabins and so
much' water pinned Into the hold thnt
all hands passengers and nil were
called upon to man the pumps.
During all this never did a sailor
pass tin? but he scowled nt me. and oc
casionally they would gather In knots,
talking and sl.ooting malignant glances
nt me. I didn't know what It meant,
nnd befoie I found out the wind died
down. But It came up again, and we
went thioiigh three more days ol much
the same kind of weather When this
second storm was oer I was standing
on the deck one afternoon looking ut
n rainbow which seemed to me n bow
of promise when a number of sallota
headed by an old salt with rings In his
ears came up to me. and the old fellow
"Parson, we've come to the conclu
sion that you'ie bringing these storms
on us, and wo don't want no more of
'em. We're goln' to pitch you over
Doard." Seeing n cupstnn bar nenr me, I seiz
ed It to use as a means of defense
but a man behind me wns too quick
for me. nnd I was held In n titanic
grip. This gave the others a chance
They closed and over I went.
The men continued to look over tho
side of the vessel to see what becamo
of me, especially as that phice was
alive with sharks, and 1 hnd scarcely
struck the surface when a big fellow
gnvo a slow flap of his tall and float
ed toward me. I'm n good swimmer
nnd had no dllhculty In keeping on
the surface. Besides, I had hung on to
the capstan bar, which wns enough to
float mo anywny. The shark camo
slowly up to me, turned on Its sldo
with n view to Inking me In, opened
wide Its scissor Jaws and
Hero tho turning point of my story
comes in. I put ono end of tho cap
stan bar on his lower Jnw, and, Just
ns the two started to get together, I
wedged the other end In Just bnck of
his teeth on his upper Jnw. And thcro
I was floating about, between tho
two rows of teeth, hanging on to tho
middle of-tho bar. T!;.mi when I wns
satisfied the shark could not' blto I
Just Hunted out and up to tho sur
face. Nothing succeeds llko succors. Tho
snllors who watched what I had dono
threw linos down to mo and hauled ma
up again on deck.
The llrst thought that came Into my
head was the miracle I hnd most doubt
ed that of the prophet Jonah. I saw
It In n different light than ever beforo.
Hadn't 1 Just been through n more re
markable occurrence? And how bad
I escaped? By the samo way ns 1
hud been tossed overlmnrd force. I
made up my mind to stop doubting and
go to woik I saw that the sailors,
nfter my experience with tho shark,
were nfrald of me, and I resolved to
profit by their fear. I proposed theto
after to preach tho gospel peaceably
when I could, forcibly when I must.
"Uvery man Jack of you," 1 thunder
ed, "come aft to prayers!"
I led them to the nfter deck, not n
man refusing to follow, and gave them
half fin hour's service. 1 established
two services a day, mid at every serv
ice I read them the story of the
prophet Jonah, at the end asking them
If nny one or them disbelieved It. Tho
tlrst day one mnn said It was all a lie.
I knocked him down. lie got up, and
I knocked him down again, nnd hu
Uo pt getting up nml 1 knocking hi in
down, till at last ho said, "I believe
you, parson, and I reckon you'ro tho
man that lived three days In tho
wualo'a belly yourself."
fllnco then I have believed that forco
even In our culling Is better than per-
suasion. At nny rate, thcro nro cases
where persuasion won't work, but forco
will. And If thcro ia nny place whoro
forco will work bettor thnu persuasion
It's among n ship's craw. I remained
aboard that ship seven months, nnd I
found tho only way to Induco tho men
to believe anything extraordinary wns
to hammer It Into them. I thrashed a
mnn Into believing tho story of Sam
son, two men for doubting the story
of Joshua making tho sun stand still
and ovory man of the crow for ridicul
ing the falling of the walla of Jericho
it the blowloA of a rum's boro,
Causes Excessive Drinking and
Brandy Deadens Pain of Astigmatism
(Londr.n cor. Chicago Inter Oconn)
If you suffer from oye-straln
astigmatism you run tho risk of be
coming a victim of tho brandy-drinking
habit and, even, unless you con
sult an cyo specialist and obtain
glasses to suit your sight, of becoming
"Very many pcoplo who think their
eyes nro qulto all right are really
astigmatic," a well-known eyo special
ist said, "and tnko no stops to remedy
,Tho result is thnt thoy suffer from
mental and physical exhaustion, cul
minating In intense headaches, nnd
often lending to a nervous breakdown,
"Thoy find by experlenco that noth
ing alleviates these symptoms so
quickly ns brandy, and, when tho pain
becomes excessive, or tho Inability
to work properly gots. almost lnsuper
nblo, thoy drink brandy, usually with
"When tho effect of tho brandy
wears off thorp Is a reaction, and tho
symptoms recur with greater violence,
and moro of tho spirit Is taken.
"As time goes on a grentor quantity
Is needed to stlmulato tho system up
to tho working point, and nt last you
get to that state when n man can only
do business successfully when under
tho Influenco of nlcohol.
"That stato, of course, does not last,
for In duo sequenco chronic alcohol
ism has made tho eye-strain sufferer
unfit for anything but a courso of
ho&pltnl treatment, and ho is nover
tho samo man again. And not for ono
moment has tho eye-strain been re
Hoved, though tho results havo been
"What ho should havo done, of
course, was to havo consulted nn ocu
list, who would hnvo given him a pro
scription for spectacles, and ho would
havo found himself able to work well
and only got healthily tired at tho end
of tho day.
"Tho fault -very often lies not In tho
individual oyes, but In their inability
to focus proporly togothor. Tho focus
ing muscles In their effort to remedy
this nro strained, and In consequenco
glvo rlso to genornl fatigue.
"I havo had ono Interesting enso In
point. A professional man, whoso
work domanded nrental concentration,
and who suffered from astigmatism,
became so 111 that ho had to under
go an operation, ,
"Surgically this ,waS a success, but
ho did not recover at,,all well as re
gards his general health, and tho med
ical mnn who nttended him could
not say why ho was so slow.
"Tho man In'alx months was, how
ever, In his opinion at enough to re
turn to work, but ho was attacked
frequently by fits of norvous exhaus
tion, found brandy rollovcd them, and
at last, took to carrying a flask of
tho spirits to banish thorn.
"Luckily for him, his doctor nt last
noticing his oyes looked strained and
suspecting trouble there, sent him to
hnvo his eyes examined, when It was
found thnt ho had to wear glasses.
Now that ho does so ho Is oxuberantly
hoalthy and feels no need for spirits."
Loulsvlllo, Ky., Dec. 22 Whether
tho candidate's on tho noxt Doiuoci title
Stato ticket In Kentucky shall bo nom
inated by tho convention or primary
plans was discussed by tho niombors
of the State Kxeciitlvo Committee and
other paity leaders at a conforenco
hold today at tho Soolbnch Hotel In
this city. Tho conforenco wns called
by Chairman l'rowltt of tho Stato
committee -nnd attracted a largo
crowd of candidates and othor poli
MRS. HOWE AND SUMNER
It may bo amusing to recall a llttlo
oplsodo which took placo whon Edwin
Booth wns first making a name for
himself. Mis. IIowo, who wns ono of
tho early admirers of tho genius, wns
anxious to hnvo her friend, Chnrlos
Sumnor, mnko his acquaintance, nnd
sho Invited him to moot Booth nt hor
hotiBO, assuring him that "ho would
Hnd tho actor a most interesting per
son." "Tho troublo Is, I havo got boyond
tnklng an interest in Individuals," tho
Mrs. IIowo did not then mako nny
reply, but sho wrote In hor diary:
Chnrlos Sumnor has got boyond tak
ing an interest lu individuals. Cod
Almighty has not got so far." Whon
Mr. Sumner next camo to visit hor
sho playfully showed him what sho
had wrltton and ho bogged hor to
Btrlko It out. Tho Outlook.
COMMISSION PLAN DI8CU8SED
Hnrrlsburg, Pa., Dec. 22 Tho mer
its of tho commission plnn of muni
pal government formed tho princi
pal subject of discussion ut tho an
nual convention hero todny of tho
Pennsylvania League of Third Class
Clttos. Tim mooting was attended by
tho mayors and othor officials of nunv
orous cities throughout tho state.
Hail Hundred Adams County Nien
Admit Selling Votes.
MUST DO TIME IN WORKHOUSE
Judge Blair AI:o Assecses Fines
Against Confessed Bribetakers.
Guilty Men Say Both Old Partlca
Equally Involved n Matter of Dis
bursing Money More Than 200 In
dicted and 1,000 Yet to Be Investi
gated by Grand Jury.
Manchester, O., Dec. 22. For tho
noxt fow years at least 60 voters of
Adams county will not cast their bal
lots at tho regular and special
elections. Becauso thoy admitted
In court that at tho November
election thoy sold their Birffrages for
from $5 to $50 each, theso men were
disfranchised by Judge A, Z. Blair at
West Union. Judge Blair also or
dered them to pay each a flno of $25,
the costs of prosecution, and to
servo six months in tho workhouse.
The terms of disfranchisement vary
from Ave to sevijn years. Tho guilty
men are members of both tho Repub
lican r.nd Democratic parties nnd, ac
cording to their admission, the cor
rupting of ballots was dono by both
Seventy-nine other men were in
dicted for tho crime of vote-selling,
making a total of 24i indictments
slnco the investigation was begun
over a week ago by a special grand
Jury. It is said that every township
In Adams county 13 Involved in the
corruption, and that before tho grand
Jury's work Is comploted fully 1,000
men will havo been investigated.
Judge Blair has Indicated that dis
franchisement of not less than flvo
years will bo tho lot of all tho guil
ty, and that fines also will be im
posed. Former Congressman Fenton
Is foreman of tho special grand Jury
BARREL HELD CORPSE
Murder Mystery Is Now Up to
Sleuths of Montreal.
Montreal, Dec. 22.. The body of a
gray-benrded man, evidently the vic
tim of murder, was found in an un
claimed barrel at the Grand Trunk
freight sheds. Tho -barrel, supposed
to contain poultry, had been in tho
sheds for somo time. Tho barrel
came from Jarvls, Ont., addressed to
a man In Toronto. Somo ono wont
to the freight office and had the bar
rel rcaddrcssod to Bishop's college,
Montretf,';wilch has gone out of ex
istence. POWDER HOUSE BLOWS UP
Workman Killed and Men Half Mile
Away Hurled to Ground.
Newburg, N. Y Doc. 22. The pow
der house of tho Pittsburg Contract
ing company, near the lino of the
Now York water supply aqueduct, at
Llttlo Britain, blow up. An Italian
workman who was in tho house ww
blown into fragments. Tho concuB
slon was so groat that it shook build
ings nurt broke windows for mllet
around. Twenty packages of dyna
mite and 12 cases of black powder
were in tho building. Workmen half
a mllri dlstnnt from tho shed wort
thrown to tho ground by the shock.
Chinch I walked under n ladder yes
terday. ' i
Gotham And. did It bring you nny
"Did It? Say, tho ladder was right
In front of u dry goods store thnt my
wife was coming out of, and sho mado
mo cuiry every one of her bundles
home." Yonkera Stutcsmnu.
Willing to Learn.
no was poor, but otherwlso honest,
and she was an heiress.
lie proposed to her.
Bho had refused him.
"Why, you foolish boy," sho snld,
"you couldn't even dress mol"
"Well, what of .that?" ho queried.
"Don't you suppose I could learn?"
Tales of Cities.
Street cars In Los Angeles, Cnl., car
ry ranks which aro used to help sliovo
up the hills auy heavy wagon which
may become stalled on tho tracks,
Tho population of Liverpool has in
creased from C17.051 to 7G0,337 lu tho
past "Keen years, ami during that
tlmo AR.J5J0 now houses havo been built
Chicago makes the claim that it has
thu largest car works, tho largest tolo
phono manufactory and tho lnrest
piano and orgaw plant on tho ecu
Facts From France.
Parisians eat nearly 0,000.000 pounds
of mushrooms n yenr.
Thcro are -1,201 son oc foreign fa
thers serving in tho Kronen army this
year exclusive, bo It understood, of
tho Foreign Legion, to which national
ity la no bar.
Wives of tho now French ministers
share lu the honors conferred on their
husbands, Use degrco of deference due
to them being minutely established by
LIVES IN FIRE
Walls ol Philadelphia Factory
fall on Firemen.
FIFTEEN POLICEMEN BURIED
Score of Victim Rushed to Hospitals
Wltn Fractured Skulls and Inter
nal Injuries of Serious Nature.
Frozen Water Plugs Hamper Work
and Flames Burn Themselves Out.
Fatalities Occur as Flrefightr At
tempt to Scale Crumbling Walls.
Philadelphia, Dec. 22. Twolvo flro
tnon were killed In a fire which de
stroyed tho flvo-story brick leather
factory of D. Frledlander, In North
Bodlns street. More than a scoro of
others were rushed to hospitals,
and It Is believed that
tweho others aro still
ruins of the structure,
taken to tho hospitals half
have fractured skulls and nro Inter
nally injured. Tholr chances for re
covery aro slight. .
The calamity occurred Just as It
appeared that tho firemen had suc
ceeded In besting ono qf the most
stubborn fires with which they havo
had to deal In a long time.
With two excoptlons, every fire
plug In the vicinity was fiozcn up
and out of commission. While work
was begun to thaw out tho other
plugs, lines of hoso wcro attached to
tho two that were serviceable nd
two strenms began to play upon the
flames. In an Incredibly short time,
the entire front of the factory was
ablazo and, fed by tho contents of
tho building, the flames spread from
story to story, finally bursting
through tho roof and shooting halt a
hundred feet into tho air.
When the flnraes had begun to dlo
down of their own accord, ladders
were placed against tho Bodino
street wall of tho building, which had
now been entirely gutted, and lines
of hose were dragged up by willing
hands. A scoro or moro of firemen
entered the burning ruins and other
streams Tvere turned on tho blazing
pile. Without any warning, tho Bo
dlne titrcot wall swayed, toppled and
fell with a crash that could bo hoard
for squares. With tho wall went tho
ladders and their human frolgut.
Part of the wall crashed Into the
street, the rest Into the building.
Tho north wall of the leather fac
tory also fell, burying 15 policemen
who were at work In tho ruins.
STONE MAY ORDER
ENGINEERS TO QUIT
Big Railway Strike Is Due at
Chicago, Dec. 22. Warren 8
Stono, grand chief of tho Brother
hood of locomotive Engineers,, de
clared that tho patlenco of tho repre
sentatives of tho brotherhood was
being sorely tried at tho failure of
tho conferences with tho managers
of western railways, and that a
strlko ct fit roads, involving 32,000
englneeis, is liable to bo called at
Moro U.un 85 per cent of tho" mon
havo voted to strike It their domands
for approximately 15 per cent ralso
of wages aro refused. Tho railroads
have offered an lncrcaso of 0V6 per
cent. Thnt was refused by tho men.
Then tho railroads asked arbitration
of the whole dispute. That, too,ha3
been refused. Union leaders Intimate
If tho railroads -ll! arbltrato tho dif
ference between tho 3ft per cent of
fer and the union's demands, that
Bomo agreement is possible. Tho
railroads have so far mado no dofl
That there 1j a strong possibility
of a Btrlko being called la significant
ly Indicated by tho summoning of tho
brotherhood advisory board to Chi
cago. On a hurry summons by Grand
Chief Stono, Its mombers aro arrlv-,
ing here from their posts all ovor tho
A Tank at Rndcliffe.
To tho list, of famous misprints
should bo ndded that nscrlbed to Miss
Irwin, dean of Badcllffo collcgo, who
was mado to sny In nn annual report
that tho now swimming tank nt Bad
cllffo had a capacity of 20,000 gala.
Dolno Her Part
"Wife, will you thread a needle for
me? I want to sew on a button."
"Certainly I'll thread a necdlo for
you I Thcro you nro. I don't know
how you ever managed beforo you
wero married." Loulsvlllo Courlor
"I don't make n business of writing,"
smiled the would bo contributor; "lta
merely my avocation."
"Aro you sure it isn't your aberra
tion?" snapped tho unneccssnrlly cruel
editor. Sunday Illustrated Magazine.
00 YEARS OLD.
Grandma Sanderson, of DeWilt.Mo.,
Has Lived a Long and Useful Life.
Grandma Sandoreon Is a wonderful
woman. Oho is in as good health to'
day as ovor in her life, although she
is ovor ono hundred years old.
In a letter to tho Peruna Drug Mfg.
Co., sho gives tho highest orodit to Pe
runa for hor excellent health and ex
trqmo old ago. Bead what sho says.
Surely tho ovidonco presented by
such cases as theso ought not only to
dispol projudico against Poruna, but
inspiro confidenco in it
"I will send yon a picturo that was
taken a fow weeks boforo my hun
"I am a tnre friend of tho Peruna
Company. I havo derived great bon
efit from Peruna many times. I can
say I regard Pernna ery groat mod'
ioino. I found out tho merit of it o
good many years ago.
"A little moro than two years ago I
contracted a very sevoro cold, which
resulted in la grippe. Owing to tho
severity of tho disease, and my ox
tremo age, my caso was considored o
bo very critical. I omployod no dot
tor, but Peruna was tho remedy I
used, and to-day my health is as good
as it over was ii my life.
"Howover, I still continue to tako
Peruna, a spoonful every niyht before
Peruna is an ideal tonio for old
people It is a compound of herbal
remedies that has been known to tho
medical profession for many years.
Peruna operates as a tonio by cleans
ing and invigorating tho muoous mem
branes. This explains why Peruna
has become so extensively known as a
catarrh remedy. Catarrh is simply a'
condition of dopraved mucous mem
branes. Peruna changes this deprav
ity into healthful vigor.
A great many old peoplo nso Peruna,
nnd would not be deprived of it for any
People who object to liquid medi
cines can now secure Peruna tablets.
ANNUAL PHILOSOPHY MEETING
Princeton, N. J., Deo. 22Mnny not
ed scholars will attend the tenth an
nual meting of tho American Phil
osophical Association, which will 'hold
Its sessions next week at Princeton
University. A program if Interest
ing papers and subjects or discussion
has been arranged. Soveral of tho
paporsand addresses will be of -general
public Interest, umong them an ap
preciative address on tho Ia.te 'Pro-
"NO CRIMINAL TYPE"
Great tangles pf world old contro
versy lay back of tho discussion and
adoption of the principle of the in
determinate sentence by tho interna
tional Prison Congress. Moro had to
bo reckoned with than overcoming tho
Inertia of traditional ways. Here was
a red skein reaching back to the lettro
do Cachet indeterminate scntonces,
forsooth, passed on a man at tho whim
of monarch or cardinal or mistress
and sealing him up, without trial, till
tho bastllo bad whitened his bqlr.
Small wonder that a peoplovwhlch had
wrested personal liberty as a result of
centuries of uprisings, should be chary
as to their safeguards of personal
liberty. Hero wore threads loading off
to elemental religious teachings of sin,
punishment nnd repentance: off t6 old
Juridical notions of vengeance and
fear as tho stato's best buffer against
tho foes of its social order. Here were
strands that led out to isolated pow
ers of government, legislative, execu
tlyo and Judical, Jealous of encroach
ment tho ono upon tho other. In the
end, ns against theso tangled pur
poses, It was perhaps tho spirit' of
democracy which triumphed, which
can trust Its dolegnted servants with
powers greater than thoso of Old"
World subjects would leave In tho
hands of tholr euthorltlcs; the spirit
of science, which tests nil things and
has found tho old systems of criminal
courts and prisons to bo ineffectual;
tho spirit of Invention, which in tho
probation officers and parole, bqards
has dovlsed now agencies of govern
ment, with moro fioxlblo uses ; and tho
spirit of humanity which sees that It
Is criminals, not crimes with which
society must aeal; men, not o'ffonses;
mon surprisingly llko tho rest of us,
who can bo held and helped nnd re
established In llfo. "There Is no crim
inal type," was tho ringing raessago
of tho British delegation, fresh from
Pearson's statistics of a hundred pris
ons. Tho Survey.
NEW YORK'S POULTRY 8HOW
New York, Doc. 22 A record-breaking
number of entries havo been sont
In for the twenty-saeond annual ox-,
hlbltlon of tho New York Poultry, Pig
eon nnd Pot Stock Association, which
Is to hold forth In Madison Square
Garden durlDg tho coming week.
Thousandsofblrdswlll bo on show, In
cluding many from Canada and Borne
from Europe. Mpro space is to be do
voted this year than over beforo to
the exhibition of modern appliances
tor poultry raising.