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FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1916 ,
Litigation Has Increased In
Two Actions For Divorce Are
Assessors To Meet Next Sat
To Receive;instructions And
Court J) Appeals'Jo Convene
Litigation In the common picas
court of Krtox county has been in
creasing by:-eap8 and bounds during
recont years. The apparent increase
attracted the attention of Clerk of
Cburts Guy Taylor to such an extent
that ho decided to bo over the records
to ascertain just what the increase
has been. For the purpose of com
parison, he took the first quarter of
each of the last three "years. In the
investigation data of civil actions
alone was taken. For the threo
months ending March 31, 1914, the
number of suits brought was 38. For
the same period last year the num
ber was 71, and for- a like period this
year the total was 9C. Compared
with two years ago, the Increase has
been almost three-fold.
Ethel Butcher vs. Hallle O. Butch
er is the title of a divorce proceeding
brought Tuesday afternoon. The par
ties wero married July 24, 1904, and
bavo two children, 11 and 8 years old,
The plaintiff charges that the de
fendant has been negligent la his du
ties and spent much of his time in
drunkenness. She avers that ho de
lights In beating and striking her for
no cause whatever unless he calls It
amusement, and that being just as
cruel as possible Is one of his real am
bitions; that he is lazy, works but
little and she Is compelled to call up
on the Associated Charities for help,
Charging that ho threatens her
with Injury, she asks that the defend
ant be enjoined from interfering with
or molesting her and that the court
order her support and that of the
minor children during pendency of
suit, and on final hearing she bo de
creed a divorce with custody of the
minor children. B. E. Sapp represents
Grace Brlcker Puckett has brought
on action for divorce against Carl
Puckett, stating they were married at
Newark on May 12, 1914, and no chil
dren were born to them.
Sho charges him with extromo
cruelty by striking, threatening to
kill and using foul and obscene lan
guage toward her, all prior to Dec. 13,
1915, when ho abandoned her and
went to Kokomo, Ind., where ho has
Savings Deposited here
on or before Monday,
April 10th, will draw
interest from April 1st.
THE ROLL OF HONOR BANK
WEST SIDE PUBLIC SQUARE
8, H. Israel, President
B. D. Herron, Cashier.
nlnco resided. Sho also charges him
with failure to provido for her.
Tho pruyer of tho petition Is for
dlvorco and alimony and that tho
plaintiff bo restored to her maiden
name of Grace Ilrlckor, Greer, Greer
& Cromloy aro attorneys for the
Answer of Defendant
In tho action brought by Paul M,
Ashbaugh and Ina M. Ashbaugh
against Charles Watkins and Edward
Watltlns to regis tor tltlo of real es
tate, answers have been filed byilL M.
Groer In behalf of tho two defend
ants named, sotting up their Inter
ests In tho property and asking that
the samo bo fully protected.
Suit In Partition
An action In partition has been
brought by Gcorgo Edwin Watkins
against Charles D. Watkins, Paul M.
Ashbaugh and Ina M. Ashbaugh,
claiming a one-third interest in lot
403 of tho Trimble addition to ML
Vernon. Greer, Groer & Cromley for
Convenes In Afternoon
Court Bailiff Patrick Purcoll In
forms the Banner that the old custom
of convening court of appeals on
Tuesday morning will bo changed the
coming session. The court will bo
convened Monday afternoon, April 10,
at 1 o'clock. This is tho first time in
the history that tho court assembled
in the afternoon. The (judges' places
of residence are so located that such
can be done.
Assessors to Meet
County Auditor Riley has Bent a
call to tho assessors to meet at the
court house Saturday, April 8, at 1 p.
m. to receive instructions and sup
plies. Tho assessors start on the
work next Monday.
Thomas E. Jefferson has been ap
pointed administrator of Sarah Balm
er, giving bond in the sum of ?800,
with A. J. Workman and Chanoy V.
Burris us sureties.
Bessie M. Woollson, guardian of
Robert and Herbert Janes, minors,
h'a3 filed a fourth partial account
showing J249.0G received, $124.23 dis
bursed, leaving a balance of $124.83.
Appeal Bond Filed
In tho appeal takdn from the find
ing of the probate court In tho excep
tions to the first and final account of
Lomard Strieker, executor of James
Smith, an appeal bond of $200 has
been filed by tho executor with J. T.
McLarnan and James Underwood as
John C. Banbury, farmer, and Etta
R. Fowles, both of Danville. Rev. J.
Charles E. Welsh has filed in the
probate court a certificate from the
state medical board as a limited prac
titioner. Transfers of Real Estate
Jennie E. Cassell to Isabella J.
Barnard, parcel in ML Vernon, $7,000.
Oatho Cllno to L. S. Robinson, par
cel In Milford, $1.
Abraham Bartlett to Dana Snow,
lot in Danville, $275.
Abner Messner to C. F. Stout, par
cel in Jofferson, $4,200.
John M. Woolison, sheriff, to Sylvia
Nyhart, 123 acres in Brown, $4,305.
J. F. Folton to S. V. Beck, lot in
John N. Gould to William Montis,
lot in Froderlcktown, $1,575.
C. K. Dowdfl to J. F. Lafevor, 30
acres in Pike, $2,400.
George M. Deaklns to James F, La
fever, 3G acres in Pike, $3,500.
William A. Dalrymple to Frank R.
Moore, parcel in Mt. Vernon, $1.
Elizabeth D. Pratt to Frederick A.
Taylor, lot In Curtis' addition, Mt.
B. E. Salisbury, executor, to Harry
C. Bouton, 35.11 acres in Morris, $4,
915.40. F. L. Griffin to Jessie R. Bebout,
parcel in Mt. Vernon, $2,000.
WILL BE SOLD SHORTLY AND. K.
OF P. ARMORY PURCHASED
Public Safety1' Director Parlcor ad
vertised Wednesday for bids on tho
sale of the Third ward ongino house,
North Gay streot. Following this
sale, the director will enter Into ne
gotiations for the purchase of the K.
of P. armory building to be converted
into uso by tho city fire department.
For Infants and Children
En Use For Over 30 Years
Named For Big Democratic
County Rally, Aprii 22
QUARTERS ARE CROWDED
With Super-Enthusiastic Democrats
Who View With Delight Gov.
Cox's Advent This Month.
The Democratic headquarters in
the Kirk building were crowded
Tuesday night, the largest gathering
yet known at the meetings of tho
temporary organization assembling
for the purpose of discussing plans
and making suggestions for the big
Democratic rally on April 22 when
ex-Governor James M. Cox will
It was reported that tho K. of P.
armory had been leased for the day
and that tho hall would bo placed In
suitable array with decorations of a
A band or like musical organization
will bo hired to make tilings lively
on the big day and to meet Governor
Cox at tho train on hiB arrival. An
automobile parade will also be form
ed at that timo and his escort to tho
armory will be of elaborate propor
tions. Interest and enthusiasm prevailed
on all sides at Tuesday night's meet
ing and such a large assemblage at a
special "meeting was regarded as very
much of a criterion of the mammoth
turn-out that will greot Governor Cox
on his triumphant return to this city,
vindicated In overy particular and the
restored Idol of many who temporar
ily deserted his leadership, blinded by
the malicious falsehoods rampant in
the campaign two years ago.
Disaffection in tho Republican
ranks was reported on all sides at
Tuesday's meeting, a number whose
homes are out of tho city telling of
the prejudice existing against the
present Incumbent ofcthc gubernator
ial chair at Columbus. "Conquer with
Cox" seemed to be the slogan of the
Temporary Chairman Brentllnger
appointed tho following committee on
reception for tho big day: Chairman,
Hou. Lowis B. Houck; Edward L.
Pnrknr. MnKtpr Afoohnnir- J. W. TTmv.
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kins, Robert L. Carr, Frank Harper, ',
uuuiiiia oapp, xiorry ijiocner, rror. a.
L. Murry, William Chlnn, A. P. Tay
lor, Samuel Barton, William D. Por
ter, Marcus H. Rosenthall, William
M. Banning, Dr. F. L. SIngrey, Lee
M. Bottenileld, Calvin Beckley, Dr.
G. A. Welker, Ellis Wilson, Clem
Horn, Victor Ulroy, William Fergu
son, Burr Lytle, Alfred Anderson,
Prof. G. F. Welda, O. L. V. Wolfe,
Condy Davidson, Clarence Keady,
Mack Durbln, C. L. V. Blue, Frank
Shrimpliu, Lawrence Shaffer, Riley
Levering, W. A. Barnhart, John Cun
ningham, Carey Ewart, T. R. Sim
mons, Jr., J. H. Bone, Henry Hall,
George Wheaton, N. H. Huntor, R. C.
Remington, R. H. Henegun, Samuel
Bryant, F. B. Levering.
Adjourned for one week.
The now spring styles in papers
are In blends, two-toned and fabric
effects, with artistic and decorative
borders and binders.
Tho Arnold store is showing a new
stock of the latest Ideas and colorings
for each and overy room, and are glad
to show you these new patterns and
quotei you prices on your rooms.
There aro no advances In the prices
of papers this year and you will find
the stock is priced from the cheapest
to tho best at the lowest figures.
THE ARNOLD STORE.
BASKET BALL .
LUCRATIVE SPORT AT THE HIGH
SCHOOL THE PAST SEASON.
Paying off a debt of $50 incurred by
tho football team of-1915 and pur
chasing largo, black v-neck sweaters
with a gold "V" fastened thereon for
all members of tho team, tho high
school basketball season just closed
has been extremoly successful from
a financial standpoint, ' let nlone tho
record of 17 victories and a single de
feat. Manager Dohorty 18 busy working
on a roport of tho season and tho
samo will bo presented not far hence.
In his roport, ho will show that tho
old debt has been paid off, the sweat
ers have been purchased, two trips to
Delaware paid for with a balanco
still remaining in tho treasury.
THE DEMOORATIO BANNER
TOPIC AT NOON-DAY LUNCHEON
OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Committee Announced; Robinson and
Riley Speak; Members Display
Vigorous Interest and
Dellnlto action In good roads for
Knox county Wns, promised at tho
weekly chamber of "commerce lunrh
eon Wednesday noon by Chairman IV.
L. Robinson of tho good roads depart
ment, who announced tho following
as members of his committee: F. o.
Levering, C. C. lams, II. C. Devln, S.
G. Dowds, H. G. Slingluff, Walter M.
Riley and W. S. Anderson. Chairman
Robinson pointed out that each of
these men was in a peculiar position
to benefit tho work.
A let,ter was read by tho chairman
from the state federation, asking that
a definite committee be appointed
from this city to meet In Columbus
shortly and dlBCUBs the Cleveland, Co
lumbus and Cincinnati road. Mr.
Robinson stated hat a representative
from tho state federation will bo ask
ed to attend ono of the noon-day
luncheons of the local chamber and
address tho members.
Supplementing the remarks of Mr.
Robinson, Auditor Walter M. Riley re
counted in detail the road improve
ments which have been started or
are under contract iu tho county. He
spoke particularly of the plan of tho
commissioners to build two miles of
road toward Mt. Vernon from How
ard, which would leave only a gap of
a little over a milo when the present
improvements on the Coshocton road
There was an Intense enthusiasm
and lively interest displayed on the
part of all present on the good roads
subject and many informal Inquiries
were addressed to speakers by those
As a clearing-house for questions
confronting the chamber of com
merce, there can be nothing better
than the noon-day meetings. ' The in
formality of everything, the snappl
nestt of talksaud tho chatty conver
sation all tend to strengthen the ef
fectiveness of the organization.
Vice President J. S. McCracklu pre
sided at tho meeting. Secretary Leo
pold was introduced at the start and
made an enthusiastic, speech. W. B.
Wilkinson of Newark, formerly of
here, was a guest of honor.
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Mrs. Cordlela McFarland'
Mrs. Cordelia McFarland died at
her home In Logansport, Ind., Tues
day morning of diseases incident to
old age. Tho deceased formerly resid
ed In this city and was the widow of
the late Harley McFarland. She was
89 years of age and is survived by
one daughter, Mrs. John Webster of
Logansport, Indiana. The remains ar
rive In ML Vernon over the Pennsyl
vania railway Thursday morning at
8:45 o'clock, and interment will be
made in Mound View cemetery.
William Parrott died Wednesday
morning at 9 o'clock at his home in
South Vernon after a seven jinonths' ill
ness of bladder trouble. The deceased
was 74 years of age and Is survived
by a wife, ono brother, Thomas B.
Parrott of Mt. Vernon and two sisters,
Mrs. Mary E. Newhouse of Marion,
Indiana and Mrs. Elizabeth R. Kenne
dy of Felicity, Ohio. The funeral Fri
day afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the
late home, Rev. E. E. Whittaker of
ficiating, interment in Sf. John's ceme
tery. Mrs. Emallne Aldln
Tho funeral of the late Mrs. Emaliue
Aldin of Miller township Thursday
afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment iu
Simmons cometery. The deceased
died Monday night at 11:30 o'clock at
the residence of her brother, Charles
Buntcher. She was G9 years of age and
a widow. Death followed a stroke of
paralysis. Ono daughter, Helen, sur
vives in addition to a sister and four
Alfred, the !ifteon-months-old son of
Mr. and rMs. William Dial, who reside
ono mile west of Greer, died Wednes
day morning at 10 o'clock of a com
bination of measles and pneumonia.
Causes Danville Schools To Close
Down For TlmeKBelng
Danville, O., April 5 Two cases of
scarlet fever, fl'rpt noticed on Monday,
lmvo broken out here. Tho public
schools this morning closed to prevent
the spread of the disease. They will
bo thoroughly disinfected In the meantime.
Advanced Years Extract Leni
ency From Mayor
A Minimum Assault Fine Im
posed On Old Man
Nearly 80 years old, Benjamin
Sherer presented a pitiable condition
beforo Mayor Mitchell Wednesday
Soveral days ago an Italian living
In South Vernon appeared before
Mayor Mitchell and mode affidavit
charging Sherer with assault and bat
tery, alleging that Sherer struck
him with a shovel In the course of an
argumont, Inflicting a very serious
Sherer had not appeared in town
since tho fight until Tuesday, when
Chief of Police Parker placed him un
der arrest and caused him to appear
before the mayor.
Mayor Mitchell advised Sherer to
let the officers take care of trouble
arising In tho future and fined him $3
and costs with a sentence of 20 days
In jail, the jail sentence being sus
pended during good behavior. ,
Only Sherer's advanced age saved
him from receiving a pretty stiff sen
tence. FILED. IN CRIMINAL LITIGATION
BROUGHT BY MT. VERNON
MAN IN NEWARK COURTS.
An answer has been filed in the
case of Leroy Underwood versus Au
gustus O. Kern. It is filed by B. G.
Smytbe and L. C. Russell, who also
represent Kern in the criminal liti
gation now 'on against him. Under
wood, this plaintiff, is a resident of
Mt. Vernon, who was a guest in the
ill-fated Kern hotel on the night of
January 6, 1914. Underwood was
burned in the fire, but escaped with
his life. Subsequently he had an nrm
amputated. The defendant admits
the keeping of the hotel, the fire and
the fact that Underwood was injured.
He enters a general denial to all oth
er facts alleged In the petition. New
ark American1 Tribune.
BECOMES COU.NTRY CLUB
The Wcoster golf club has become a
country club and 11 acres of land have
been purchased whereon a club house
will b built this spring. The golf
courso. has been Increased so that it
covers 50 acres of land.
The English language has only 82
sounds, despite its millions of words.
There Is more Catarrh In this section
of the country than all other diseases
put together, and for years It was sup
posed to be Incurable. Doctors pre
scribed local remedies, and by constant
ly falling' to euro with local treatment,
pronouncedAt Incurable. Catarrh Is a
local disease.' greatly influenced by con
stitutional conditions and therefore re
quires constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, Is a consti
tutional remedy, is taken internally
and acts thru the Blood on the Mucous
Surfaces of the System. One Hundred
Dollars reward is offered for any case
thtt Hall's Catarrh Cure falls to cure.
Send for circulars and testimonials.
P. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by Druggists, 76c.
Hall's Tamlly Pills for constipation.
the little or
big baby. We
specialize in the
things that ba
Everything we tell Is reasonably
priced. Come to us when you need
an) thing for the tot.
And let u.i remind you that we
have just received a new stock of the
the woild'i standard Diamond Dyes
are magical in results, and give new life
to the garment that you were ready to
say good.bye to,
BAKER'S DRUG STORE
205 South Main St.
Sign Big Hand
Rev. J. A. Long performed tbo cer
emony that united tho lives of Mr.
John C, Banbury and Miss Etta Fowl
ea, both of Danville, Wednesday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock at his residence
on East Vino street. Mr. and Mrs.
Hanbury will make their home on a
farm near Danville.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ransom ore
THE FIRST SHOWING
for Spring 1916
We are now showing the new
est shapes and colors in hats:
hy Stetson the acknowledged
style and quality leader
among American hatters. i
The Stetson wearer can rest
assured of the style of his hat
For Stetson sets the style, j
Let us show you the new
Spring Stetson that fits not
only your head but your
physique and personality.
Special Sale of Dusting
Things at Woolson's De
Modern house-keeping methods demands the
use of chemically treated Dusters and Dust Mops
and Floor and Furniture Polish. Our stock offers a
wide range of sizes and prices for your selection.
Liquid Veneer 25c and 50c
O'Cedar Polish 25c and 50a
Visco Cedar Tolish , 10c
Chemical Dust Mops . . . . . . .-.25c
50c Shino Dust Mops, special 33c
Wizard Triangle Polish Mops with bottle of oils,
$1.00 Chemical Furniture Dusters, special -. ,75c
75c Chemical Furniture Dusters, special 60c
$1.50 O'Cedar Polish Mops,
residing In South Vernon with tho
parents of tho bride, Mr nnd Mte
Gcorgo Bishop. Tho couplt wn miux
ricd Saturday night.
BANNER CLAS8IFIED AD8, PAY:
Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Near end of street car lino on New
ark road, have a nico cloan lino of
Fruit Treos, Plants, Vinos, Roses.
Shrubbery, Shade Trocs, Ever
greens and Bulbs for Spring plaBt
ing. Pleased to talk over yoar
wants with you. A squaro deal aa4
stock Truo-to-namo In our aim.
Bell 'Phone S06-2
Wizard Floor and
A Large Bottle
Special for a few days only: with
ffnnh hnttlA nf thlc nnllsh u uuitl !rw W
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elude one large chemical duster
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