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TUEODAY, DECEMBER 27, 1910
THE DEMOORATIO BANNER
In Traffic In New York On
Account Of Snow
And Most Everyone Is Using
The Subway Now
Gounthss Loving Couples In
Will Now Patronize The New
Other Topic Of Interest From
New York City
Now York, Deo. 24 Although mo
recent snowstorm did not amount to
much, It caused considerable) trou
ble nd delay In the enormous traf
fic of tho surfaco lines throughout
tho city. Never aro tho BUbway lines
moro thoroughly appreciated than aft
er a heavy Bnowfall, which always
has a tendency moro or less to de
moralize) tho surface lines of trans
portation. Such tie-ups are tho most
powerful argument In favor of under
ground traffic lines, which aro prac
tically uninfluenced by weather con
ditions. In view of that fact tho an
nouncement that there is a good pros
pect for tho extension of tho Inter
"borough subway system by a branch
lino connecting Times Squaro with
tho new Pennsylvania station has
caused universal satisfaction. It Is
expected that' the connecting line can
be completed In about eighteen
It Is. not at all improbable that
countless loving, couples in and around
Now York will patronize tho new
CJrptna Green founded by an enter
prising Justice of tho Pqaco at the
yijlago of Fairfield, Connecticut, has
tho most lenient marrlago laws
.among tho Eastern States and does
npf. exact any onerous conditions be
yond tho payment of, a small fee for
a; .marriage license. A citizen of Fair
field, who combines the business of a
druggist with tho public office of jus
tico of the peace, has built a bower of
evergreens in his store, where ho pro
poses to officiate, at weddings of
eloped couples. To make tho cere
monies moro imprcsslvo ho has In
stalled a phonograph which will play
tho bridal chorus from "Lohengrin"
during . tho wedding ceremony. He
lias also announced that ho will give
every brido a pound of candy and ev
ery couple married by him a free ride.
in his now automobile If that offer
should not prove a strong enough in
ducement, nothing will.
Country life in New Jersey is full
of surprises. Tho. other day tho wife
of a farmer near Californ, N. J.,
stepped into her parlor and found to
her surprise tho heads of a team of
horses stuck through tho bay window,
eating the flowers and plants of her
little winter garden. Tho team had
run away aud had come to a stop
when it crashed through tho bay win
dow of the parlor.
Alderman Nicoll has taken tho wnr-
path against a form of graft which
costs the public thousands of dollars
every year. Ho has, started a move
ment to compel the taxlcab compan
ies to reduce their fares to moro rea
sonable figures. .He has ascertained
that ono can rldo in a taxlcab in Lon
don or Paris for fifteen to sixteen
cents a milo whllo in Now York tho
rate is about fifty cents for a half
mile. Tho higher cost of labor In this
country has something to do with
tho higher fares, but tho principal rea
son, says Mr. Nicoll, Is tho perfectly
legalized form of graft that has grown
up In recent years by reason of tho
salo to private corporations of exclus
ive rlght3 In tho public streets, Mr.
Nicoll has ascertained that nearly ev
ery promlnont hotel and restaurant In
the city charges tho taxlcab compan
ies from $8,000 to $20,000 por year for
the exclusive right of occupying, tho
stands. In front of their hostelrles. The
taxlcab companies, of course, Indem
nify themsolvos by making tho public
pay for theBo exorbitant tributes lev
ied by tho hotol and restaurant men.
Mr. Nicoll has not yet indicated how
ho proposes to stop this graft.
That tho shares of somo privato cor
porations In this city are extremely
valuable becomes evident from tho
fact that two shares of Tiffany & Co.,
the famous concern in tho silversmith
jind Jeweler trade, established sev
eral generations ago and incorporat
ed in 1864, with a capital of ?2,400,-
000 wore sold tho othor day for $5,700
oach. Figured upon tho price paid
for tho stock the markot valuation of
tho company would bo nearly $14,000,
000. This Is not surprising in vlow of
tho fact that tho company has for a
number of years paid a regular divi
dend of $2f)0 on each $1,000 sharo,
with additional oxtra dividends at ir
Every year scientists travel to soma
remota region of tho earth's surfaco
to find somo now animals or plants
not yot known to sclonco. Judging
from recent exporlonco It would seem
that tho zoologists do not noqd to go
to Central Africa to find new animal
species; thoy may find them much
nearer homo. A few days ago a
strango animal, which had terrorized
tho residents of Whlto's Pond, up
Stato, all summer and autumn, was
killed by a hunter In that locality. Ac
cording to tho description tho animal
had a longth of soven foot and was
powerful enough to carry off young
sheep and pigs. Tho zoologists of
that region havo carefulfy examined
tho animal but havo not been ablo to
Tho sad ond of an old man, In New
ark the other night will undoubtedly
furnish a strong argument to fatalists.
Tho old man, who lived an hormlt's
llfo In an old shanty on tho outskirts
of tho town, Imbibed a little too free
ly that fatal evening. On his way
homo ho stumbled and fell and if
somo neighbor had not found him in
tho nick of tlmo and taken him to his
shack, ho would havo been frozen to
denth In a short tlmo. Scarcely an
hour later tho neighbors noticed that
flro had broken out in tho shanty.
They hastened to tho isolated shack
and tried to put put tho flro by throw
ing snow on It. Tho firo department
was notified, but when tho engines
anlved tho hovel was only a smould
ering heap. The body of tho old man
was found in tho debris. He had
been burned to death scarcely one
hour after having been saved from
death by freezing.
There is great excitement among
the numerous Russian anarchists and
nihilists in this city over tho arrival
of an anonymous letter from Russia,
stating that a cortaln well known spy
and agent of tho Russian secret police
left RuBSla for New York a short tlmo
ago and is probably hidden somewhere
in this city. Thero are enough Rus
sians with an extremely bad con
science in this city to make tho arriv
al of a reputed spy of tho Russian po
Hco a rather portentous event for
thorn. Tho ferrets of the local branch
of tho Russian revolutionists aro work
ing hard to ascertain 'tho whereabouts
of tho alleged spy, but they havo not
yet been able tc find out where ho is
keeping himself In hiding and tho ob
ject of his arrival.
9100 REWARD, 9100
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that thero Is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure in all its stages, and
that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is tho only positive cure now known
to tho medical fraternity. Catarrh
being a constitutional disease, re
quires a constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internal
ly, nosing directly upon tho blood and
mucous surfaces, thereby destroying
the foundation of tho disease, and
giving tho patient strength by build
ing up tho constitution and assisting
nature in doing Its work. Tho pro
prietors have so much faith In its
curative powers that they offer Ono
Hundred Dollars for any caso that It
falls to euro. Send for list of testi
monials. Adrress: F. J. CHENEY & Co.,
Sold by all druggists. 76c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
stipation. THE VALUE OF AN IDEA
How successful any one with a val
uable idea can bo was well Illustrated
by Molsant, tho aviator who won tho
flight to tho Statue of Liberty. Neith
er of tho othor contestants used a
compass, but Molsant, not having lost
a yard on his flight from Paris to
London by steering with tho aid of a
compass, employed that Instrument
again with most gratifying results.
Molsant also had another valuable
Idea, and that was to ascond high
enough over Brooklyn to avoid disas
trous air currents caused by high
buildings. His opponents soared
around Brooklyn and thus lost
Molsant was ablo by bralnwork to
go straight to bis mark and returned
over tho same route. The man with
tho best Ideas wins in every walk of
llfo, barring accidents. It is very easy
after learning how somo one succfeeds
with a difficult task, to understand it.
Sound thinking beforo acting, howev
er, is always much bettor than the
best planning after failure. Boston
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. W. Wolfe and two
children of Delaware, Ohio, are spend
ing several days with relatives in this
Revoltosos Flay Mean Trick on
BURN BRIDGES BEHIND THEM
Precaution Measuro Prevents Pursuit
and Gives Them Absolute 8way In
Territory Adjacent to Chihuahua.
Passenger Train Forced to Return
to Qtartlno Point Ammunition
Stores In Charge of Rurales Be
lieved Captured by Rebels.
El Paso, Tox., Doc. 24. After
stealing a train, Mexican lnsurgonts
burned tho bridges bohlnd them, cut
tho telegraph wires, and at present
are lost to tho outsldo world somo
place south of hero, In north Chihua
hua, and aro in absolute control of
ft largo area of territory.
In tho train which they captured
at tho outskirts of Cludad Juarez
thoy ran south after cutting tho
wires. The wires were repaired as
far south as Guzman, 77 miles from
here, and tho flrst report receive 1
cnid "bridges burned."
Tho southbound passenger train
had already dopartcd wUh 150 pa.
scngcrs, and It had to como back to
Juarez from Guzman, as It could ,o
no farther. Tho revoltosos passed on
south beforo burning two bridges
and blowup up o third and cuttin.
the wires at Guzman.
Casas Grandes is the first town of
importance south of here, and as
only 15 rurales aro stationed there
the town probably fell into revclu
tlonary hands. Considerable ammunl
tlon had been shipped thero, and this
Is probably what tho revoltosos
wanted. The Mormon colonies sur
round Casas Grandes.
MAKES HOLE IN SURPLUS
Growth of State Causes Ohio to
Spend More Money.
Columbus, O., Dec. 24. A balance
In tho stato treasury of $3,633,167.33,
or $537,712.67 less than tho corre
sponding period a year ago, was an
nounced In the annual report of
State Treasurer Creamor for tho fis
cal year ending Nov. 15, filed with
Governor Harmon. Natural growth
of the state, enlarging the scope of
business and expenses, Is said to bo
tho causo of tho lower balance.
Tho report says that as a result of
Treasurer Creamer's order to heads
of state Institutions to pay their re
ceipts into the stato treasury week
ly, an aggregate of $134,172.89 was
received from this source and then
placed out on interest. Heretofore
the trustees of these institutions
havo disbursed this money and usual
ly havo paid balances Into tho treas
ury at the ond of each year. Receipts
from pay patients of stato Institu
tions aggregated $40,733.64.
SIR ERNEST CASSEL
English Millionaire Believes
He Has Enough Money.
KNOWS WHEN TO QUIT
English Multl-Mllllonalre Proposes to
Give Away Part of Fortune.
London, Dec. 24. Sir Ernest Cos
sol, tho J. P. Morgan of England, U
going to dovoto his future to system
atic benefactions, Joining tho armyol
millionaire givers headed by John O.
Rockefeller and Andrew Carnogio.
Although only 58 years of ago, ho
has acquired" many millions, his prin
cipal ventures lying In Egypt, Soufi
Africa aed Mexico. Recently bo gae
$1,000,000 to help poor Germai
Booking employment In England.
Oldfleld'a Suspension Limited.
Now York, Dec. 24. Barney Old
field, suspended Indefinitely on Oct
19, by tho contest board of tho A. A.
A., has been adjudged Ineligible to
compete In sanctioned ovents before
Jan. 1, 1912.
Named For Annual Reunion
Of Clinton Couiinondcry
To Be Held On Wednesday
Evening, February 15
At a regular connclava of Clinton
Commandcry, No. 5, Knights Tom
plars, held Friday evening commit
tees woro announced by Eminent
Commandor E. V. Ackorman for tho
annual reunion of tho commandory.
which occurs Wednesday evening,
February 1C. Tho music committee
was also authorized to closo a con
tract with Johnston's orchestra of
Cleveland to furnish music for tho
Tho committees aro as follows:,
General Committee Dr. Ernebt V.
Ackorman, chairman; L. E. Rawlln
son, Gall O. Cooksoy, VIUIam A. Ack
orman, William E. Sanderson, Rev.
William E. Hull, Charles A. Bopo,
Samuel H. Peterman, Charles F. Hall,
Harry E. Casscll, Clinton N. Wil
liams, Frank McGugln, William J.
Vance, Robert S. Hull, Charles C.
lams, Frank O. Levering, Russell J.
Ash, Harry C. Dcvln, William H.
Thompson, O. Poppleton, Robert M.
Greer, Banner M. Allen, William E.
Grant, Harry J. Shipley.
Invitation Committee Charles C.
lams, Samuel H. Peterman and Gall
Refreshments Russell J. Ash, O.
Poppleton, George R. Simons, Charles
M. Hlldreth, L. E. Rawllnson.
Muslo and Dance Banner M. Al-
Ion, Harry C. Dovtn, L. Tato Cromley,
Robert B. Armstrong, William P.
Welshymer, J. Clifford Hall, Frank
Decorations Clinton N. Williams,
Wlllard C. Armstrong, Charles F.
Hall, Harry E. Cassell, Frank Mc
Gugln, Harry J. Shipley, William E.
Sanderson, William H. Clarko.
J r ! J J "I ! "t I J r J
i I I i t f
Mrs. Mabel Morrison
Msr. Mabel Morrison, wlfo of Mr.
Frank Morrison, died at her homo on
the Wooster road Just north of this
city on Friday afternon about three
o'clock after a several months' Illness
caused by tuberculosis. The deceased
was 29 years of age at the time cf her
death and Is survived by her husband,
two daughters, three brothers and two
sisters. Tho funeral at tho Gay
Street M. E. Church Monday at 12:30
o'clock, Rev. E. D. Barnett and Rev.
William E. Hull officiating. Interment
In Mound View cemetery.
Alice Leona Hlncs.
Alice Leona, tho fourteen months
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Hlncs, died at tho homo of her parents
at Eaglo Grove, five miles east of
Frederlcktown on Saturday morning
at 5:30 o'clock after a several weeks'
illness caused by pneumonia.
New York Is to have tho world's
largest drydock. Wo didn't know that
New York would support anything
that Is dry Detroit Journal.
The dally announcement lu onr col
umns of "Wanted A white plrl to
cook" Is elotiuent recognition of our
claim that the Houston girls are good
enough to eat. Houston Post.
All this talk of skyscrapers is rather
tiresome to Chnrlcstoulnns. The first
skyscraper on the American continent
was built In this town more than u con
lur.v ami u half ago.--Charleston News
It was most us hot In summer as around
tho torrid zone.
'Twill be most as cold as In tho arctlo
vcrIoiis, you will own.
Bo what's tho use of sottlne out this (jre.it
world for to roam
fcVhon you havo It nil brought to you If
you stick to home, sw-jot home?
COURT HOUSE NOTES
Jennie B. McElroy of Howard has
been appointed guardian of Chaney
McElroy, giving bond in tho sum of
$160. Tho suroties are Ellas McElroy
and L. C. Hammond.
Floyd Swank, farmer, Lucerne, nnd
'Olllo" Martin',' MIddlebury township.'
Rev. Albert E. Thomas.
Garfield Hawkins, laborer, and
Edith S. Hoagland, both of Brink Hav
en, Stanley M. Shuft, farmer, and Fran
ces A. Chrlsman, both of Miller town
ship. Rev. F. E. Brlnlnstool.
Basil Hunter, laborer, Brink Haven,
and Kathleen Butts, nurse, Buckeye
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COUNTESS DE SINCAY
Titled Ohio Girl Announces
the Birth of a Daughter.
Rhodus Accepts Five Life Sentences
With Stoical Indifference.
Chicago, Dec. 24. Leigh Rhodus,
convicted of the murder of Dr. Wil
liam S. MIchaclIs, an Englowood den
tist, who was shot last August, and
of Anton Helhlg, a contractor,' was
sentenced to llfo Imprisonment in
tho Jollet penitentiary by Judge Kor
sten In the criminal court. Rhodus
was charged with two murders and
threo highway robberies, and plead
ed guilty to all tho charges.
Tho sentencoes on tho robbery
charges were from one year to llfo
Imprisonment, whllo those In the
murder cases were for llfo. Tho sea
fences In all the cases were asked
for by Asslstnut State's Attorney
Benedict Short to guard against any
possible, action being taken by the
pardon board. Rhodus, who Is 23,
never flinched as tho court Imposed
the flvo life-sentences. All through
tho hearing ho remained cool and
NO NEWS FROM GRACE
Daring Bird-Man Lost Somewhere In
London, Dec. 24. Nothing has ns
yet been heard of Cecil Grace, the
aviator, who was lost sight of. whllo
making a cross-channel flight. Tho
only hope Is tho possibility that he
was rescued by some slow-sailing
vessel which has not yot communi
cated with land. No vessel equipped
with wireless-' can havo found' him,
as the" air has been threshed in all
directions by warships and air sta
tions. Torpedo boats havo vainly
searched tho British coast and tho
Many Killed In Wreck.
Paris, Dec, 24 The Ventmlglla ex
press dashed Into a goods train at
Montereau. Many persons were kill
ed and injured, Tho express was
crowded with visitors for tho Riviera.
KENTUCKY 8EMI-CANNEL 18 AN IDEAL COAL
FOR GRATES. IF A QUICK FREE-DURNING FIRE
IS DE8IRED IT CAN BE OBTAINED BY PLAC
ING THE LUMP8 ON EDGE; IF, ON THE OTHER
HAND, A SLOW-BURNING, LA8TING FIRE 18 DE
SIRED IT CAN BE OBTAINED BY PLACING THE
LUMP8 FLAT ON THEIR 8IDE8. KENTUCKY
8EMI-CANNEL WILL KEEP FIRE IN A ORATg.
ALL NIGHT. BEFORE RETIRING, PLACE A LUMp
FLAT ON A HOT BED OF COAL8; THE NEXT
MORNING CLEAN THE ASHES OUT OF THE
GRATE, BREAK INTO FINE PIECES THE RE-'
MAINDER OF THE LUMP, PUT ON MORE'.COAL
' AND A GOOD FIRE WILL RE8ULT.
THE CITY ICE DELIVERY CO,
Wm. Mild, Manager '. .
r , Both' 'Phones.
HOW TO GET RABBTI8
"I read in tho newspapers a few
days ago about an Indiana man get
ting rabbits by painting burrows on
rocks and urging tho cotton tails to
break their necks in their dash for
safety," said Win C. Sleigh, of Corn
ing, last night at the Iroquois Hotel.
"But you haven't got to go to Indiana
to learn of novel ways of catching
"Down In Steuben county the rab
bits are not so numerous as they
were, but enough of the little animals
aro around to furnish somo good
sport. However, there was one fel
low whom I knew who always could
go out and get some game and with
out a gun. In almost any kind of
weather when rabbits were running
ho would bring back a half dozen or
so. I am quite a hunter myself, but
this man Grady, John Grady, was his
full name, had it on me. It nettled
me, too. There are somo other good
rabbit hunters down there. Ed Gray,
Ben Huntley and Earl Fenderson, and
we all agreed that wo must find out
"But the slaughter went along for
two years beforo we solved Grady's
success, and then it was by accident.
One day I was in the woods eating a
lunch, when I saw Grady along a rab
bit runaway a little ways below me.
He didn't see me. I saw him put
something on a large fiat stone, and
walk away. After he had gone I In
vestigated. "And what do you think the stuff
was? Cayenne pepper! Tho Idea was
rabbits would come along, get a whiff
of the pepper, sneeze and beat their
brains out against the stone.
"Thero aro some people who will
doubt that story, but "
HIS OPINION, TOO
(New York Press)
The street railroad company in a
New England town that Is somewhat
celebrated for its quietude leases the
space on the back of Us transfer
slips for advertising purposes.
A New Yorker, who had made a vis
it to tho town somewhat against hts
will and was much disgusted with tho
absolute lack of amusement decided
in desperation to take a car ride with
his wife. On receiving his transfors
he turned them over and read tho ad
vertisement in idle curiosity, then a
smile spread over his face.
"There," ho said turning to his
wife, "I told you this was tho dead
est town I ever saw, but I didn't sup
pose that the townsfolk knew it them
selves. Just look'at It!"
Tho advertisement for tho current
month happened to bo that of a local
STRICKEN WITH PARALY8I8
Mr. J. S. McConnell of Frederick
town sustained a severe attack of par
alysis on Friday night His condition
BANNER WANT ADS PAY
GROWTH OF THE 80UTH
(Leslie's Weekly) -
Tho south no longer carries all its)
eggs. Intone basket Corn, rico naa
fruits ofthq, various; sorts aro. b'eln
raised there to an extent undreamed
of half a dozen years ago. Besides the
cotton plantation Vao cotton mill la be
Ing erected. Althpugh Massachusetts
still . excels In tho manufacture oC
the finer grades of cotton fabrics, the,
entire mill consumption of cotton now
Is as great in tho South as in thtt
North. Immigrants from Europe arc
at lost beginlng to turn toward the
South. Northern settlers and capital
are, more and more every year, drift,
ing toward the states below tho Poto
mac and the Ohio. Tho current ct
farmers seeking cheap landsr.whlclv
has been crossing Into Canada, la
large volume in the past few years
Is moving toward Oklahoma, Texas,
Louisiana and the more easterl"state
along the Gulf coast now. DeBew, th.
South's statistician and publicist .o
long ago, who predicted an Immense,
expansion for his region as a result
of the removal of the slavery incubus,
ought to have lived half a century la
ter. Some choice prizes Industrial,
social and political are to bo wo,
by the South in the coming time.
MILLION FOR EMPLOYEES
Chicago, III.. Dec. 24 Following a
custom that has become moro general
with each .succeeding year, Chicago)
business concerns employing largo
numbers of men and women today dis
tributed considerably moro than $1,
000,000 In Christmas presents. Cash
bonuses for faithful service, salary in.
creases and shares of stock consti
tuted the bulk of the gifts. The cash,
gifts distributed, among the thousands
of employees ofthe International Hari
vester Company amounted to $500,000
whllo the Appropriation of Armour &
Co. for tho same purpose amounted to
about $300,000. The largo depart
ment stores, the' banks and board o
trade firms were also liberal In their
gifts to their employees this year.
DOUBLE CHRISTMA8 FOR POOR
New York, Dec. 24 Now York Is to
have a doublo Christmas this year.
It will begin tomorrow and continue
over Monday. It's to bo a charitable
Christmas, too, for on both days Insti
tutions and individuals aro going deep
down into their pockets to dispense,
Christmas cheer to the homeless anil
the hungry and tho HI provided with,
oven a moro lavish hand than'hW'"
been seen In former years. Churchea
of all denominations will " d 1 s tr lB IS 5 '
well-filled bankets, the Salvation Ar
my and kindred organizations wilt
feed tho derelicts at great feast
spread In public halls, several fre
dinners will be given especially for
the newsboys, and In all the hospitals,
tho prisons and the charitable In
stltutlons of tho city preparations
havo been made for bounteous Christ