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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1910
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A shoplifter was caught "red-hand-cd"
at ono of tho local dry goods
stores Thursday evening. At this
season of tho year when tho stores
ore filled with Christmas shoppers,
thero Id always considerable pilfering
going on, the articles, in most cases,
being small, hut sometimes valuable.
For a year or more a certain wo
man has been under suspicion as a
shoplifter, but until now nothing def
inlto could be fastened on her. Her
reputation, however, as a pilferer
weni out amopg business houses of
Mt, Vernon and during her vhlts to
ntorps during tho ruEh of tho past
few weeks she has been kept under
Ono of tho dry goods stores had in
formed Sheriff Parker of tho suspl
slon, and It was arranged with tho
sheriff that ho would quickly respond
to a call.
Thursday evening tho woman visit
ed ono of tho dry goods store and tho
watchful oyo of a salesman caught
her stealing n hat pin valued at ?2.G0.
Tho sheriff's office was telephoned to
and Deputy Woollson at onco went to
tho storo. Tho woman was taken to
tho sheriff's residence and detained
for half an hour. She was allowed
to go upon her agreement to be at
tho sheriff's office at nine o'clock the
following mottling. At tho appointed
hour she appeared at the sheriff's of
fice and thero also came a represen
tative of the dry goods storo. After
eomc talk with the dry goods man, In
which sho finally acknowledged tho
theft, and, when, pinned down, also
confessed to other thefts, tho dry
goods man agreed not to prosecute
her on condition that sho never en
ter his' storo again.' This she agreed to
do, and tho matter was dropped.
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Quito a number from this placo at
tended tho luncral of Mr. Wilson
Wright ht Howard Tuesday of this
Mr. Robert Leploy Is helping Mr.
E. Q, Smith m tho timber this week.
Mr. Smith cxpect3 to have a wood
The Forenbaugh school has closed
for a two weeks' vacation.
Mr. George Burch mado a business
trip to Mt Vornon Tuesday. Ho ex
pects to have his sawmill in operation
Mr. Gcorgo Horn loaded a car of
hay at Howatd Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Banks of
Paulding county wero visiting rela
Uvea of this placo tho past fow days.
Mr. and llrs. Matthew Snyder of
this placo attended the funeral of tho
lattor's uncle, Mr. Aaron Leploy,
Wednesday of this week.
The Newark Lyncher Form
erly Lived in Mt. Yernon
Montella Watha, tho Newark lynch
er, who was sentenced to 20 years
In tho Ohio penitentiary Thursday by
Judge Mansfield for a part ho took in
tho lynching at -Nowark, formerly re
sided In Mt. Vernon, For many
months ho was employed In tho mold
ing room at tho C. & G. Cooper works
and Is qutto well known by a number
of persons other than tho employes of
Mr. Thomas Clark and Mr. R. Mor
rison, both of this city left Friday
mornlag for Pittsburg, whoro they
will spend tho holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Vanco of West
High street went to Cleveland Friday
to spend Christmas with relatives.
Of Millions From Preventable
Diseases (If Slonk
Annual Report Of State Com
mission Is Filed
The livestock Industry of Ohio suf
fers a loss of $5,000,000 annually on
account of proventablo animal dis
eases, eo It Is declared In tho annual
report of tho stato board of l'vestock
commissioners, mado to Governor
Tho commission operates under di
rection of tho stato hoard of agricul
ture, being composed of members of
tho latter body. Tho loss on account
of disease Is estimated to bo 2l per
con of the entire livestock valuation
of the state.
The commission calls upon tho gen
eral assembly to rovlso the law3 un
der which the department operates
and to glvo it tho appropriations nec
essary with which to fight tho differ
ent maladies which plav havoc will)
tho domestic animals of tho stato.
Seven hundred localities wero vis
ited by tho department for investiga
tion of animal diseases. Over ono
quarter million cubic centimeters of
hog cholera protectlvo serum was pro
duced at tho pathological laboratories
of tho commission. Twenty-llvo thou
sand swine wore vaccinated with this.
It Is an almost unfailing remedy for
hog cholera when administered In
Tho livestock ludustry of Ohio rep
resents an investment of $200,000,000.
Two hundred thousand families are
engaged in this business. Individual
efforts In combatting or controlling
them are ineffective and tho state
should furnish tho necessary relief, so
the report savs.
Tho present laws under which tho
commission operates wero enacted In
1884, years heforo tho tubercular germ
In either man or animal was but Im
perfectly understood. Those laws arc
declared to bo antiquated. It is said
that most of tho newer states have far
better laws for tho protection of llvp
stock than Ohio has.
Tho report says that rabies is one
of the most terrible diseases known
and that It Is becoming moro preva
lent. Control of this disease 13 said
to bo merely a matter of enforcing
Tho only way to stamp out glanders
is to kill tho effected animals. Owners
object to this because of tho failure
of the stato to adequately compensate
them for their losses.
During the past two years 27 slan
dered horses wero destroyed. They
wero appraised at about $3000. Dairy
cattle to tho number of 267 were kill
ed on account of disease. They wero
worth $13,'000 Columbus Dispatch.
Flags Presented Col. I, D.
Hunt In Columbus
Silk flags were presonted last night
to Colonel I. D. Hunt appointed na
tional commander of the Union Veter
an Legion to succeed tho late Captain
Nathan Y. Munshower, and Dr. J, C.
Bishop, his adjutant general, at a re
ception given In honor of Colonel
Hunt by tho U. V. L. and soldier or
ganizations in McCoy Post rooms at
General H. A. Axllne presented the
flag to Colonel Hunt and Colonel E. S.
Wilson of Tho Stato Journal perform
ed a similar ofllco for Dr. Bishop.
Colonel Hunt promised to carry the
flog with him when ho visited veteran
In a spocch thanking members for
tho reception, Colonel Hunt declared
that n taking tho ofllco of national
commander ho was doing what the
color guard did in battlo. In tho bat
tlefield, he said, another moraber of
tho color guard picked up tho flag
when its bearer had boon shot down.
Colonel W. H. Knauss presided and
Captain William Bottlmcr spoke
briefly. Tho Old Guard band and two
other veteran bands wero out. Tho
postroora was filled,
THREE ARE BURNED
Now Orleans, La., Dec. 23 Fire, dis
covered this morning in the Shubcrts'
theatre building here, threatens to
destroy tho handsorno now playhouse.
Three persons aro reported killed.
Mr. and Mrs. John Berry of Howard
spent Thursday in this city, tho guests
Wood Alcohol By Mistake
And Death Resulted
l F. Powell Dies In Hotel
At Buckeye City
Never Regained Conscious
ness After Jaking Liquor
Deceased Employed As Night
Watchmen On Bridge
And ll'a: Found Unconscious
At His Post
Danville, O., Dec. 23 W. F. Powell,
whose home was In Galena, and who
has been employed by the C, A. & C.
railroad company as night watchman
at the new bridge being constructed
between Danville and Howard, died nt
5:20 o'clock last evening at the Work
man Hotel, Buckeye City, the result
of drinking a large quantity of wood
alcohol by mistake.
According to tho story told by work
men employed on tho bridge, Powell
was intoxicated the early part of tho
week and when ho went to work Wed
nesday night he was still under the
Influence of liquor. Just how tho man
came to drink tho wood alcohol will
never be known, but it is tho supposi
tion thut he drank the liquid by mis
take. Thero was a largo amount of
wood alcohol which was used by tho
workman about the bridgo nna quite
an amount of tho liquid was missing
Laborers employed on the bridge,
upon going to work Thursday morn
ing, found Powell unconscious and
nearly frozen to death lying near tho
Ho was placed on a handcar und tak
en to Danville and was put to bed In
his room In tho Workman hotel in
Buckeyo City. Dr. Porter wns called
in nttendanco and worked with the
man during tho day, but nothing could
ho dono to save his life and he died
at 5:20 last evening, nover having re
Powell resided In Galena, but had
been employed as night-watchman 'on
tho bridgo for soino weeks past. His
wife wus called from Galena, but ar
rived hero on tho evening train after
the death of her husband.
'Tho .remains were sent to Galena
this morning where tho funeral and
interment will bo mado. Tho deceas
ed was about 40 years of ago.
As a result of Powell taking tho
wood alcohol and losing conscious
ness, considerable damage resulted to
tho bridge. Tho pipes wero frozen
up and about a $1,000 resulted to tho
Formerly Of Mt. Vernon Was The Man
Who Drank Wood Alcohol
W. F. Powell, referred to In the
above special from Danville, was a
former resident of Mt. Vernon. He
was familiarly known as "Dutch"
Powell and In hits earlier day was a
baseball player of much ability and
was a member of the Mt. Vernon team
at the time Sterl Wolverton was play
ing In thli city.
Powell was a blacksmith when he
lived In Mt. Vernon and after mov
ing from this city to Galena he en
gaged In the blacksmith business In
More recently ho was employed on
tho bridge gnng of the Cleveland, Ak
ron and Columbus railroad.
tOSE8 TWO FINGERS
C. A. Hasler, C, A. & C engineer,
who lives at Orrvlllo, met with an
accident Wednesday afternoon in
Which bo lost tho index and middle
fingers of his left hand. Ho was
throwing wood from a wagon through
a cellar window and caught his hand
between tho wood and tho window
s'll. Tho flngers'wcro so badly mash
ed that amputation was necessary.
Dr. V. L. Fisher returned to his
homo In this city on Thursday even
ing after spending several weeks at
Chicago, where ho was attending tho
Surgical and Gynecology Post Grad
From Mt, Vernon Take Prizes
At Newark Show
Tho entries mado by Mt. Vernon
men nt tho Newark poultry show tills
week were even more successful than
at tho Mansfield show several day)
ago. A number of Mt Vernon raon
wero represented at tho show an I
their blids wero all found to be ex
cellent. Mr. Gcorgo Hardcsty wab
very successful In tho Black Orphlng
ton class, winning first on cock, first
on cockerel, flat on hen, first on pul
let and first on the pen. Ho was also
won second on tho hen and pullet In
tho Black Orphlngton class. Mr. Hard
csty waB awarded tho silver trophy
cup for tho best pen nt tho show In
tho English class and tho Meyer &
Lindorf special premium of a $5 um
brella as well as tho $2 special offered
by the Osburn & Kerr Co. for tho best
Black Orphlngton tnalo In the show.
Dr. W, S. Deeley of this city was al
so a winner at tho Newark Show, tak
ing first nnd second on tho hon In tho
Partrldgo Wyandotte cIosb.
AL G, FIELD
Ttic Monsorrat llomn In
While constructing a new residence)
on his farm, "Maple Villa," In Lib
erty township, for which plans are be
h.g drawn, Al. G. Field, the minstrel
mau, will occupy "Mount Air," the
summer homo of tho lato Nicholas
Monsarrat, which adjoins his farm.
Field has leased the home for one
year fr,om Mrs. Monsarrat, who ex
pects to live in tho East.
At first Intending to construct a
bungalow, Field decided to build a
larger home. When It is completed
Field wll loccupy it and the present
one, built three years ago, will be
turned over to tho manager of the
farm. Delaware Gazette.
Came Very Near Being Torn
Off In Cog Wheels
Mr. Newton Jones, manager of tho
sand quarry near Millwood, met with
on unfortunato Injury while nt work
at about nlno o'clock Friday morn
ing. Mr. Jones was operating a small
derrick when ho accidentally caught
bis left hand in a chain cog. His
quick presence of mind at this point
probably saved his life as ho allowed
his body to follow tho motion of tho
wheel nnd by doing so, saved his en
tire arm and probably his head and
shoulder. As It was, tho hand wns
terribly crushed nnd lacerated. Dr.
E. L. Porter of Danville was summon
ed as soon ns possible to render tho
necessary eu.-glcal attention.
COURT HOUSE NOTES
Ursula Cochran has commenced a
suit In tho court of common pleas of
Knox county against S. A. Rcnner,
Mary Rennor nnd E. C. Brokaw, ask
ing for a judgment In the sum of $250,
based on a promissory note. The
plaintiff also asks for interest from
October 28, 1909. William M. Koons
and Harry W. Koons aro tho attorneys
for ttio plaintiff,
F. M. Shoffor of Mt. Vernon has
been appointed guardian of James M.
Cowden, giving bond in tho sum of
$10,000, with Bello Sheffer, Letltla
S. Anderson nnd Gcorgo Keys as-sure-tics.
Cecil Koarns, laborer, Clay City,
bid., nnd Jesslo Viola Sharp, Clinton
township. Tho Rev. William E. Hull.
Samuol II. Davidson ot al. to
Charles H. Davidson, 92 acres In Jack
W. F. McKeo to S. B. Church, parcol
In Mt Vernon, $1C0.
S. B, Church to W. F. McKeo. lot
1, Factory add., Mt. Vornon, $200.
A Christmas tree was given at tho
union school house In Danville ou Fii
Mr. and Mrs. Robet Clarko of Cleve
land aro oxpocted In the city Satur
day to visit Mr. Clarke's parents.
Mr. Leonard II. Kelloy of Newark
Is In tho city to spend tho Christ
mas vacation with his parents.
To Be Spent By The Stand
ard Oil Company
In Developing Oil Territory
In This State
Some Of The Land Located
In Knox County
Ohio Fuel Acting As Agent
For The Standard
Leases Much Of The Terri
tory in This Section
Tho following Item from the Pitts
burg Gazette Times of Thursday
shows that tho Standard OU Company
has leased about all tho available land
in Ohio for gas and oil purposes and
that some of tho territory is in Knox
Millions of dollars are to be spent
by tho Standard Oil Company for tho
development of an entirely new oil
and gas field In Ohio. It is said that
It promises to exceed in richness any
field that has been discovered in many
years In the eastern section of the
With this announcement has come
an Interesting story of a development
of oil lands which for two years has
been kept as quiet as possible, and
only because of tho independent pro
ducers getting Into the field and tak
ing up leases of their own and forc
ing quick action on the part of tho big
ger interest has the matter been
brought to a head. It took but a few
months then to get agents into all of
about 11 counties extending from Lor
ain county on tho north to Hocking
county on tho south and gather up
leases, ranging somewhere between
200,000 and 300,000 acres, and these
agents aro still at work.
Independent operators have been at
work also. Rosweli D. Crick of Pitts
burgh is among the independents who
havo secured largo holdings and his
Include more than 7,000 acres in Rich
land and Crawford counties.
The sudden activity in this section
of Central Ohio Is tho result of re
markable discoveries as to tho loca
tion ot oil and gas rock and sand.
For years it had been supposed that
tho new Held was barren of either oil
and gas. In fact tho oil men have all
along held that there was an arch di
viding tho Trenton rock and Clinton
sand formations in Ohio, which ex
tended from Sandusky on Lake Erie
to Cincinnati, and Inasmuch as tho
producing formation dips down about
20 feet to tho mile from the northern
portion of tho state, It was considered
impractical to search for oil in the
lower counties mentioned.
About two weeks ago some inexper
ienced farmers in Fairfield county,
near Bremen, started drilling for oil in
that territory and secured a good
producing well. At first this was
thought to bo a freak well and knowl
edge of it was kept secrot by tho few
men Interested. But somo other wells
followed and each showed similar re
sults. Then tho Standard Oil inter
ests quietly stopped in and bought the
production of theso wells and coveted
tho cntlro district with leases. In the
meantime Mr. Crick started to Investi
gate and he began to ignore tho old
timo belief that there was no produc
ing sand, practical of development,
east of tho geological arch in tho cen
ter of tho stato.
In tho old Lima field, In the north
western part of tho state, it was
found tho drillers had been forced to
go through what is called tho Clinton
rock, which was bairen of gas and
ell, to reach iho Trenton rock, where
much oil and gas was secured. In tho
Lima field tho Clinton rock lies near
est tho surfaco and the Trenton sand
below It. Beyond this dividing aich,
however, it was found that the Clin
ton rock nt greater depth produced a
heavy grade of oil and considerable
gas. Tho logic of the situation then
forced itsolf on Mr. Crick's mind, that
it tho deeper tho Clinton sand went
tho richer it grow, tho samo rulo must
work with tho Trenton rock under It.
Hence, by drilling down deep enough
In the eastern part of tho stato and
beyond tho dividing lino of tho arch,
tho Trenton rock was, ho felt sure,
promising of a richer production of oil
and gas than tho best of tho Clinton
At first this reasoning was scorned
by tho Standard lutcrestu, but now
thoy havo drilled a good well west of
Columbus in tho Trenton rock and
considcably east of tbo dividing line.
When this was dono tho Standatd
Interests began to wako up and gath
er leases following tho lino of coun
ties from Lake Erlo south to Hocking
county, Not operating direct, but
through tho agency of tho Union Na
(ural Gas Corporation and Logan Na
tural Gas Company, and finally
through tho Ohio Fuel Supply Com
pany, tho gathering of leases has been
pursued with vigor. Tho tcrmB of
theso leases Indicate tho intention of
tho big companies to opcrato at once.
Thoy cover threo months for com
mencement to drill wells with $200 for
each gaB well secured on a leased
farm for each year, one-eighth of all
oil secured and a land rental of GO
cents per aero por year.
Loses End Of A Finger In
A Sausage Grinder
Mrs. William Bryant, residing about
four miles west of Frederlcktown.
met with a very painful Injury while
grinding sausago about 5:30 o'clock
Thursday evening. Mrs. Bryant was
feeding the grinder with small strips
of meat when tho middle finger of her
left hand was caught In tho knives
of the machine. About one-half Inch
was cut from tho end of the finger,
making a very painful wound. Dr. J.
H. Norrlck of Frederlcktown was call
ed to render surgical attention.
WRITE YOUR OWN WltL
Absolute secrecy assured. Com
plete Instructions, legal forms and
blanks sent for $2 money order. Fed
eral Legal Buteau, Dlv. B, Washing
ton, D. C.
Mr. John Coup of Saginaw, Mich .
Is expected In the city Saturday ev
ening to visit his brother, Mr. Wm
Mr. C. S. Hall of Utlca spent Thurs
day in this city transacting somd mat
ters of business.
Miss Ruth Fry of North Sandusky
street left Friday morning to spend
the hol'days with relatives and
friends in Bellvllle and Mansfield.
L. B. HOTJCK
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office Rogers building, No. Ill S. Mali
street, Mt Vernon, Ohio. Rooms '.
ind 3, second floor.
FRANK O. LEVERING
ATTORNEY AT LAW
All business of legal nature glvei
prompt attention ana especially U
practice in the Probte Court Offict
Vo. 9 East High street, Mt Vernon, O
Vew 'Phone, Office 104; Residence, 35-
-uther A. Stream Wm. F. Rlme
REAL ESTATE AND tOAN8
'arms and city property bought, soli
tnd exchanged. Properties rented am
ents collected. Fire insurance a sp
ialty. Representing 14 old rellabl
ttock companies. Acrldont Insurance
lve stock insurance. Plato glass lb
mrance, automobile Insurance. In fac
vo can insure any property you ma
mve. Surety bonds of ail kinds. Cat
:nd see us. Room 1 Sipe bids.. Soutl
Ialn st CIt 'phono No. 447 Black
tell 253 R.
If you own anything, have
WILL J. "Doc" WELSB
THE FIRE INSURANCE MAN
8 E. Gambler St. Mt. Vernon, O
Citizens' 'Phone 231 Red
E. C. BEGG-S
Office In Arnold block corner 0
Inst High street and Monumen
square Mt. Veinou, Ohio.
' O. K. CONARD. M. D.
HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN ANC
flice and resldunen, 18 East Vino
'ltlzens' 'phone, 52. Oti'.ce hours:
n 4 and 7 to 8 n. ra
Notice is hereby given that th
undosigned has been appointed am
qualified Executor of tho estate o
late of Knox County, Ohio, deceasec
by the Probato Court of said county
December 0, 1910.
CHARLES B. BIGGS,
It's Good Very Good
We sell all kinds Food
: Sole Agents
I Purina Poultry Feeds 1
The best known feed for I
: chicks or chickens
I The Northwestern
! Elevator & mill Co
Look! Look! Look!
Homes ranging in price from
$1,500 to $5,000. Somo modern
homes close In, very low, terms
right. A couple of suburban places
with 4 to 6 acres, just the placo
for chicken farm and gardening.
I sell plato glass Insurance, in
demnity bonds, burglary risks, em
ployer's liability, life insurance, and
the best accident and health poli
cy on earth.
Sell and put up awnings, agent
for the Rlslnger Mfg. Co, for arc
lamps and supplies.
COL. LeEOY G. HUNT
36 Public Square
Citr. Phone 58 Red Mt. Vernon, O.
The Farmer's Son's
i 07 wait 1 or wo nia iann vo Decode jour
luuciiwucei vesa now to prepare
zor your rata re proapentr
rw and Independence. A
srea. opportunity await
Jon la Manitoba, Sask
atchewan or Alberto
wherejon can aecore a
Free IIometoad or bar
land at reasonable price.
not a year from now,
when land will be high
er. The proflu secured
from tlin ntninrfnnt
CrafM nt hAnt- (Int. frt Itnx.
ler. as well aa cattle ralflnz. are
rauiln a steady ad ranee In price.
uuTEranwn, returns snow tnat tne
number ot settlers In Western
Canada from tbe U. 8. was OU
per cent larrcr In 1010 thnn
the prerloua year.
Jinny farmers lmro paid for
uielr land out ot the proceeds
of one crop.
I'rce Homesteads of 1 0 O acres
and pre-emptions of 160 ncres
at S3.0O an acre. Splendid cll
mnte, (rood schools, excellent
railway facilities, low frrlcht
rates! wood, wntcr and lumber
For pamphlet "Last Host 'West."
particulars as to suitable loontlon
and low settlers' ralo. apply to
Bnp't of Immlsratlon. Ottawa.
Can., or to Canadian Oort Agent.
Canadian Government Aeent
413 Gardner Hide.
(Use address nearest yon.) (37)
Mr. Clifton Krlng of South Vernon
left Friday for Munsey. Ind., where ho
will spend the holidays with friends
Miss Myrtle Johnson left Friday
morning for her home In Angola, In
diana, after an extended visit with her
cousin, Miss Bertha Belt, of West
Mr. J. J. Starner of North West
street went to Glenmont Friday morn
ing where ho was called by the ser
ious illness of his mother, Mrs. A.
Mr. Ray Culhercon. who Is at
tending Cornell University, Ithaca,
N. Y., Is the guest of his parents. Mrt
and Mrs. L. A. Culbertson, East Vino
Mrs. Ethel Herchler,, who recently
undorwent an operat'on at Mt. Cer
met hospital in Columbus, will return
c her homo In' this city on Saturday
Rev. Isnac Leedy of Ankenytown,
on Friday celebrated hls83rd birthday
anniversary. The venerable gentle
man is very active for one of his ad
Mr. Carl Sellers of Hiram college
'vlll nrrlvo In this city ou Friday ev
ening to spend Christmas with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sellers
ot East Gambler street
WANTED All kinds of furs; high
est market prices paid at all times;
will take In on Thursdays and Sat
urdays at Waddell's livery barn. Be
fore soiling call on me. W. P. Saw