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Three Excellent Addresses
Given By Citizens
And A Report Made By The
Named To Investlfate New
Fim Of Gtveininent
fficfrsiWfre Elected For
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The annual meeting of tho Mt. Vets
non Citizens' Association was held
Vodntsday evening. Officers wt-r9
elcc'ed and a great deal of business
of Intrest and Importance was trans
acted. City Engineer It. S Bllnn ga
mi- excellent talk on a sewage dlsiiin
al plant. Mr. L. C. Stlllwell ably :
plaliitd the legislation necessary to
take care of the cost of the building
and maintenance of the plant. May
or A. A. Perrine spoke on -"City Af
fairs". The report of the previously
appointed committee on a new fom
of city government and the' general
subject of taxation was very satis
factorily given. (
'The subject most - discussed and
which was taken up with, greatest Iln
teres t by the association was a sew
age disposal plant for Mt Veraoa.
Engineer Bllnn gave a good explana
tion of the situation In this city aaq
spoke of the many preparations 'that
will necessarily have to be made be
fore a plant can be built. Mr. Ver
non haa'ao sewage system and should
have one lt the plant Is built. ,. An
to Intercept fibre city sewer lines and
to carry the sewage to the disposal
plant where It Is received into septic
tanks where U is put through a pro
cess. After it haa been, treated prop
erly In the tanks It ' Is rendered
harmless, all disease germs having
been killed. It can then, according,
I SPECIAL PRICES ON I
Matting & Linoleum
Saturday we will place a job lot of matting
and matting rugs on sale at prices that will sell
1 lot 20c matting 12c.
1 lot 25c Japanese matting, assortment of
1 job lot of rugs with neat borders and de
signs, 3x6, 29c each. '
1 job lot 6x 9 rugs, $1.35.
1 job lot 9x12 rugs, $2.75.
1 job, lot 12x15 rugs, $3:90.' '
These rugs are regular room size. , Figure
for yourself you will be convinced, they are
cheaper than goodgrade matting. See our win
Our line of linoleum consis.ts of the best fac
tory lines made. Good quality at "fair prices
should appeal to fair minded people 1, 1, 2,
2Vfc 4 yards wide, 45c "to 62c sq. yd. We can
fit your room. .
A good assortment of inlaid linoleum from
90c to $1.25 sq. yd.
Now is the time to select your wall paper.
Our large stock is crowded full with attractive
designs, cut out borders, and new decorations.
Wall oftDer 2y2c to $2.00 per roll.
Paint for either inside or outside, 90c. per
.Varnish stain, 75c per quart.
Fldor paint, 50c per, quart.
-n-Varnish, 35c perpint. vrasz .
'StQve Pipe Enamel, 10c. v " ' "
Aluminum Enamel, 10c. . v
Liquid Veneer, 25c, 50c, $1.00, just what you
need for making ybur furniture and wood work
to the state law, be dumped Into the
creek without endangering the health
Personally, Mr, Bllnn stated that
he was not In favor of a disposal plant
and said that, If he could have his
way, the sewage would, be carried to
the creek In pipes and would be al
lowed to escape into the water. The
state board of health admitted, he
said, that Mt. Vernon It not badly In
need of a pla,nt of this kind but thai
one must be built here to set an ex
ample for other towns and cities who
do need other means of disposing of
their sewage. A sewage lift would be
necessary In order that It might be
carried to the plant. This lift would
have to be so constructed as to ef
fect a lift of 32 feet. He suld that tho
first estimate of the cost of establish
ing a sewer system In Mt. Vernon
would place the figures at 170,000 and
that an additional 120,000 would be
necessary to erect and establish the
Mr. Lot C. Stlllwell explained the
Intricacies of the statutes governing
the legislation necessary to secure the
money for 'such an Improvement. He
said that the plant, no difference at
what cost It was procured ,or how
great was the difficulty In procuring
it, must be subject to the approval of
the state board of health.
Council, lie explained, can Issue
bonds for the estimated amount
necessary without a vote of the peo
ple vof the municipality on condition
that the amount does not exceed one
per cent of the total of the tax valua
tion 'of the city. On condition that
the amount necessary, is in excess of
the total valuation the matter must
be put to vote at any regular or spec
ial election. The total tax valuation
In Mt. Vernon Is well over $10,000,000
and, consequently, one per cent will
cover the amount mentioned In the
first estimate of the cost of a sewage
disposal plant. The net Indebtedness
Incurred by council must never exceed
four per cent of the total' tnx valua
tion. Mr. Stlllwell spoke to consid
erable length and explained many oth
er minor points concerning the leg
islation necessary to secure a dispos
al plant. .
Mayor Perrine in his talk said that
be has been studying the various
forms of city government and that
be has come to the decision that the
form of government that Is good for
one municipality may not be good for
another. He expressed his belief that
the present. plan of governmnt In Mt.
Vrnon Is a failure.. '
vThe mayorfavdred the' city man
ager plan. This plans has 'a non-par-tlsan
ticket and the poeple can go out
side of the city or municipality to
secure this manager If necessary. He
suggested, however, that lt would be
a good plan to wait and see what
other cities, which are adopting new
forms of government, do. Whether
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thoy find tnolr government hotter or
worse, Ills Idea was to let Mt. Ver
non ptoflt by the experience of some
other city In, the state.
The committee appointed at the last
previous meeting to - Investigate the
advisability and the best steps nec
essary to making a change In the
form of the city government and to
Investigate, generally, the subject of
taxation, made Its report. Mr. H,
C. Devln as chairman explained that
the committee has been divided Into
sub committees of one man each to
take care of specified branches of
the subjects under Investigation. He
said, however, that tho task cut out
for them was too big to allow them
to make a final or definite report at
this time. He said that the commit
tee will Investigate thoroughly the
government of other cities and, If
possible, secure some good points thai
can be put to good use In the future
government of Mt. Vernon. The com
mittee will Investigate the conditions
existing In other cities where char
tors are about to be voted upon and
they will also Investigate ways and
means Whereby the present form of
government may be simplified and
concentrated and whereby a saving of
public money may be effected. Mr.
Devln Bald that the committee has de
cided to ask the citizens of the city
to make suggestions to them and to
present them In writing. He added,
Anally, that the work of the commit
tee will go steadily on.
A communication was received and
read from the Chamber of Commerce
or Washington, D. C, expressing the
deepest sympathy for tho flood suf
ferers of the flooded districts.
Mr. Howard C. Gates, secretary of
the Knox County Agricultural Asso
ciation, assured the association of
the best fair this year that has ever
been given In the county.
The last number on the program of
business was the election of officers
of the association for the ensuing
year. A nominating committee had
been previously appointed by the
president and was composed of
Messrs. P. C. Larlmore, 8. M. Wool-
son and H. C, Devln. The candidates
nominated for president were Messrs.
W. A. Ackerman and Charles Col
vllle. Candidates nominated for vice
president were Messrs. Miles Fish
and F. I Young. Candidates for
treasurer were Messrs. S. H. Israel
and S. W. Alsdorf. Those nominat
ed for the execuUve committee were
Messrs. W. L. Robinson, S. M. Wool
son, R. C. Ktngwalt, A. A. Dowds, R.
1. Arnold and C. A. Beck.
, The offlcei b elected for the asso
ciation were as follows:
President William A. Ackerman.
Vice President Miles J. Fish.
Treasurer Saurln W. Alsdorf.
Executive committee S. M. Wool-
It. C. Rlngwalt, A. A. Dowds.
During The Flood Period
Breaks All Records"
Close To Ten Inches-Re
port Filed With Government
The rainfall In Ohio from Sunday
to Wednesday of last week was great
er than ever befor, according to the
records of Director .1, Warren 8mltn
of the United States weather bureau
of Columbus. Director Smith brought
a chart to Governor Cox Wednesday
"showing the rainfall In different flood
The rainfall In Columbus was 6.97
as compared with 4.66 In the flood or
1898. In Delaware It was 7.87 as
compared with 4.32 In 1S98. The high
est rainfall was at Bellefontalne,
which registered 11.16. It was 2:50
there in 1898. The Dayton rainfall
was, (.94 and that of Cleveland 7.28
In Cincinnati It was 3.4; Toledo, 6.16;
Middle Ohio had the largest rail
fall. Marion county had 10.61; Wy
andot; 10.41; South Richland, 10.56;
Summit, 9.65; Crawford, 9.7G and
Hocklng,3.7C. No complete reports
have been received from other flood
The average rainfall for the stable
per year is 39 Inches, so It will be
seen that the rainfall for the first
four days of last week was nearly bb
much as falls in a third of a year,
RUB IT ON AND RUB IT IN
, For lame back stiff neck and sore
throat, apply Hanford's Balsam of
Myrrh and be sure to rub It In thor
oughly. It Is guaranteed to cure or
your money will be refunded by your
' Mr. and Mrs. &rl Wonderllng of
near Gambler left Wednesday for
WortbvlUe, Pa., where they will make
their future home.
Ti The Curt M Appeals Bi
Other Natters Disposed Of
By The Court
A Suit Is Filed, To Recover
State Fire Marshal InJCourt
Other Items Of Interest Fran
The Temple Of Justice
The court of appeals head the fol
lowing matters On Wednesday in this
Carroll Branson vs. Horace Bald
win et al. Submitted.
Mary Evers vb, John F. Gardner
Submitted. William Kehrer vs. The Camp Win
dow Glass Co. Submitted.
Pennsylvania Railroad Co. and Wal
ter Garrad vs. W. W.f Young. Sub
mitted. Other matters disposed of by the
court were as follows:
Gill-Herman Co. vs. Veronica Lee
et al. Decree for W.. H. Baker for
IC17.80 an dorder of sale. Leave to
file au amended petition, granted J.
Al Mapes vs. The State of Ohio
Submitted on motion for leave to file
petition In error. Allowed.
The ense of Clarence Foster vs. The
State of Ohio was to have been sub
mitted to the court on Thursday, but
Hon. William M. Koons, one of the
attorney for Foster, was called away
from the city on business. The case
wll be submitted on Friday. State
Fire Marshal John W. Zuber of Col
umbus was In the city Thursday, be
ing one of the attorneys for the state
In the case.
Sues For Attorney Fees
B. K. Sapp has tiled a petition In
tho court of common pleas against
Fred and Ralph Warning. The case
comes up as an appeal from the Jus
tice court of 'Squire Perkins of Clin
ton township. The plaintiff aeeks to
recover tho sum of 525 as attorney
fe.es for defending the 'defendants In
the mayor's court when they were
convicted of keeping a place for the
Illegal sale of Intoxicating liquor.
N'ea& Sapp for the plaintiff.
Inventory and Appraisement
In the matter of the estate of Jos
eph McDevltt'an Inventory and ap
praisement has been filed In probate,
showing the following: Personal
property $643, monies $600, total ?1,
Marriage License ''
George F. Beck, shoe merchant,
and Marie Gertrude Cochran, both of
Mt. Vernon. Rev. Ira J. Houston.
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Deeds Filed ; (
Jacob A. Burger to P. M. Crunkll
ton, 80 acres In Pike, $1,345,
Mary A. Terry to Will Shlnaberry,
lot In Fredericktown, $1,800.
A. J. Walter to Grace M. Meades,
lot In city, $1.
Askei To Locate Wman Aid
Child In This Qty
A communication was received by
the police Thursday morning from
R. E. Isley of 600 Walnut avenue,
Fairmont, West Virginia, asking them
to locate his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Isley,
and baby whom he thinks to be visit
ing in Mt. Vernon. He asks the police
to make sure that they escaped safely
from the flood and toilet him know
if they are safe at the earliest possible
moment, A search has begun and an
effort will-be made to'locate Mrs.
LOST ALL CLOTHING
Miss Elizabeth Corcoran of this
city, who Is a nurse at Hamilton, O.,
was rescued from a second story
window .during the recent food. She
lost all her clothing la'' the flood is
the advices received by.' her relatives
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Frm Musical Eilertainment
Ii This Qty Ti le Given
Ti FM Sifferers
Arrangements are being made for
a musical entertainment to be given
In the High school auditorium Tues
day evening, April 8, the entire pro
ceeds to be given to the flood surfer
ers". Tho very best musical artists In
the city will appear on the program.
The concert will occur at 8 o'clock.
Fuller announcement and the program
will appear later.
APPLE GROWING CONTEST
The Ohio State Board of Agriculture
has made arrangements for Boys
County Growing Contests with free
trips to Washington on the Buckeye
Corn Boys special for the winners.
Any boy or girl under 20 years of age
can enter. The contest Is limited to
farm orchards. If Interested, write
at once for rules and entry blank to
Ohio Department of Agriculture,
Condition Of Gity Good Says
From State Board Of Health
Advises Nt. Verun People
To Still Ml Tie Water
Sanitary Inspector Dr. T. R. Brown
of Columbus, a member of the state
board of health, made an official visit
in ML Vernon Thursday morning and,
in company with Health Officer H. W.
Blair, made the rounds of the recent
flooded districts of the city and in
vestigated, generally, the conditions
that exist as a result of the high wat
er. ,Dr. Brown, during an Interview
following his examination, stated that
the sanitary condition of the city is
excollent considering the amount of
surface water that has lately filled
the cellars, streets and buildings of
the lower districts.
He recommends that the people boll
the city water for several days at
least and take every precaution until
the report from the analysis of the
water now in the hands of the state
board of health can be made.
A report from the analysis, Dr.
Brown sold, will probably not be re
ceived for several days on account of
the unprecedented number of sam
ples that are now on hands for analy
sis. Th'e board Is laden with work
far above Its capacity, but will work
swiftly and steadily to get out ac
curate reports at the earliest possible
Sanitary Inspectors are visiting ev
ery flood stricken district In Ohio and
are making a general investigation
of sanitary conditions throughout
tho state. Dr. Brown, after his exam
ination in Mt. Vernon, left for Brink
Haven with the Intention of getting
there as soon as possible. Insani
tary conditions probably exist there
and suggestions will be given the
people as to the best method to pur
sue with an aim to remedy the evil
that necessarily exists after the des
tructive flood at that place.
Fifteen or more inspectors are at
work among the flooded districts of
Petfie Give Liberally To
Flood Sufferers Here
Mr. John Q. Hall of Brandon came
to Mt. Vernon Thursday morning
with a wagon-load of provisions and
clothing which he turned over to the
Associated Charities to bo given out
to flood .sufferers. The donation, was
from the residents of Brandon.
PUTTING UP BRIDGE
The B. & O. railroad company has
already purchased a new bridge to be
put up at Zanesvllle. The bridge
was bought In Philadelphia and Is be
ing hurried to Zanesvllle on passen
ger time. Two hunderd men will be
put to work putting up tho bridge..
Ready to fill your home with their freshness
and beauty Ready for the days of bright spring
sunshine days of open doors and windows,
when the home has put on its'new spring ward
robe. And what a comprehensive gathering is
here. For every room exquisite hangings and'
dainty curtains that have come from the beiV
manufacturers. Never were the materials quite
so beautiful or the designs and colors quite so at
tractive. FOR THE PARLOR New point curtains
in exquisite designs that are distinctive and ex
clusive with this store. In white and cream col
ors, and moderately priced from .' .$3.00 to $10.00
FOR THE LIVING ROOM AND LI
BRARYA wide variety of beautiful new ma
terials in exquisite designs and colors. Many
new and beautiful effects now displayed on our
fourth floor. Among them are Chintzs at 35c
Tapestries at : 50c
And many similar weaves at. 35c to 75c
FOR THE BED ROOM AND BOUDOIR
Dainty Chintzs, repps, taffetas and other pretty
materials fabrics and colorings that represent
the best handiwork, and great' variety of beauti
ful patterns 15c to 45c
CRETONNES AND TICKINGS-Won-
derf ul materials that come .from the best looms
in America. Lovely soft designs that are whol
ly new this season. Don't fail to .see
them 30c to 55c
SOFT HANGING MATERIALS These
include pretty ribbon edge etinimes,. scrims and
marquisettes, materials that are rapidly coming
into favor for their hanging qualities and be
cause they may be ironed out. "White, cream and
drab colors ' .'. 19c to 35c
NEW PORTIERS Many beautiful tap
estry effects in fresh and attractive colorings and
designs. Soft hanging portiers of medium t
weight in rich oriental patterns. . .$2.50 to $7.50
The J. S.
Mrs. Margaret Davis
Mrs. Margaret Davis died Wednes
day evening at 9 o'clock at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Belle C John
son, at 618 East High street. She
had been in falling health for many,
months, but the immediate cause of
her death was a broken hip which
she sustained In a fall about six
weeks ago. She had several paralytic
strokes, the latter being suffered at
the time of her accident.
Mrs. Davis, who was formerly Miss
Margaret Morton, was born In Wash.
Ington county, Pa., on .February 14lh,
1824, and moved to Knox county In
1S3G. She was united in marriage
with George W. Davis on June 15th,
1847. Her husband died in April, 1865.
She was 89 years, 1 month and 19
days old at the time of her death and
Is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Belle Johnson, seven 'grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the First
Presbyterian church, having Joined
on January 7th, 1877,
The funeral at the Johnson homo on
East High street Friday morning at
10 o'clock, Rev. W. A. Clemmer offl
ciatlag. .Interment In Mound View
Alexander W. Minder
Alexander W. Minder, brother of
Mr. Jesse Minder of this city, died
Wednesday at his home in Mansfield
The funeral -and Interment in Mns
field on Friday afternoon, f
To Be Hdi Here Next Wcti
By (wrt If Appeib '
Jrife Fm Antker Mstriet
MMi't e Searei
Judge Shields of the court of mw
peals, now In session In' Knox couo
ty, announced from the bench Thursr
day morning that there would be aot
session of the court In Mt. Veraoav
next week: as a judge could not be otv
talned from another district to elfc
with the two' judges now on th
bench. " , f .
The court wiU hear cases on Friday;
and will probably take a number ot
cases uway with them under advise
ment and announce their delsloa.
The play which Richard Hardlag
Davis Is at present writing for Charle.
Frohman, Is to be produced in Sen
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