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EDISON OFFENDS HIS BIRTHPLACE BT SHUNNING IT 1 * Twice, Say Residents of Ohio Village, He Has Disap pointed Them GALA DAY PREPARED FOR HIM ON OCT. 28 Representative at West Ot»ange Denies Inventor Promised to Come SANDUSKY, Ohio, Nov, 27.—The twenty-three hundred residents ot Milan, fourteen miles southeast ol this city, can't understand why Thomas A. Edison persistently re fuses to revisit the town aud the Util* brick house in the outskirts in gp - • r which, nearly sixty-seveu years ago, he was born. Edison was in this vicinity recently , and visited nearly every place in which he had ever been before except Milan. He spent several days at Port Huron, Mich., where with his parents he lived for several years af ter leaving the village of his birth. He was the guest of the city of Cleve land for two days, and later of the city of Akron, where he met, wooed and won his w ile. Before leaving Cleveland for Akron Mr. Edison said he would spend a day or two in Milan before returning feome, and at once Milanites com msnood making preparations to re ceive and entertain him. Mrs.. Nancy Wadsworth, a first cousin who, with her daughter, Miss Maud Wadsworth, oooupy the place, had the eld Edison homestead looking spick aud span “Tom’s coming to see us," Mrs. Wadsworth told her neighbors, "and Sre want him to be pleased." John L. Williams, the oldest man In the place, was made chairman of a reception committee. He was a friend of Edison’s father and was among the first to extend congratu lations after Tom was born, on Feb ruary 11, 1847. October 28 was the day that Edison was expected, and it was Williams’ ninety-ninth birthday. Martin Har ter, the village druggist, from whom Edison’s father purchased paregoric to relieve the stomachaches of buby Edison, was also among those wno awaited the visitor. Oeorge Schaefer was another. Harter is ninety-five and Schaefer ninety-one, and both were intimate friends of the elder Edison. Milan was gayly decorated. Men, women and children wore their best apparel. It was to be a great day for Milan.. But the hours passed, evening came and Edison had not shown up. Finally the evening papers arrived, containing a dispatch from Akron aaying that Edison had changed his mind and revised his itinerary. “I'll visit Milan some other time," he was quoted as saying. c *Tt’s the same old story," said Wil liams. "We have been disappointed before. Edison doesn’t want to come here. For my part I shall never dress up to receive him again." Disappointment was general. The lights of a dozen coal oil lamps in the little brick house in the outskirts of the village were extinguished. Tne little group that had assembled at Mrs. Wadsworth’s to greet Tom dis persed. Last summer Milan had a home coming celebration and Edison re ceived a special invitation, bound in leather, accompanied by a letter bear ing the signature of every man, woman and child in the village who was able to write. The day before the celebration began the commlttoe received a brief note from the in ventor stating that he was held by Important business, was sorry anil Would pay Milan a visit later on. Two years ago. when anew high school was dedicated, Edison was in vited to deliver the principal address. He declined, explaining "that he was too busy Just now." He left Milan with his parents at tbe age of six years and has never j ween Milan since. Mr. Edison's personal representa tive and biographer, William H. Meadowcroft, said, at the laboratory in West Orange: ‘•When Mr. and Mrs. Edison and their son Charles left by automobile to go to Detroit, there was no inten tion of visiting Milan. From Detroit Mr. Edison went to Port Huron, Mich , ! where he spent his boyhood, and then to Mount Clemens, where he learned telegraphy. While In the west he re ceived numerous invitations to visit old friends but he was called home unexpectedly, owing to some pressing business matters. Mr. Edison, no doubt, will sooner or later visit Milan.” Regarding the Invitation of last summer to attend the home-coming celebration in his native town. It was Impossible at that time, "owing to numerous very Important problems with which Mr. Edison was dealing.' Married Amid Coffins. BALTIMORE, Nov. 27—With sev —firal coffins as a background and with indertakers' trimmings all about them, Miss Hilda M. Shepard, of Washington, was married to Frederick M. Simpson, alao of Washington, at t.**e undertakers’ supply house of War- Held A Rohr. 120 Hopkins place. The bride is 16 years old and the bride groom Is 56 years old. Her mother was present at the ceremony and therefore the Rev. William E. Brown, psator of the (ihurch of the Reforma tion, had no hesitancy In performing the ceremony. Mr. Simpson, who is a widower, tele phoned In the morning avking Alvah Feot. manager of the undertakers’ supply house, to arrange for the cere mony, The bride and bridegroom did not see any evil augury in being married within the shadow of the caskets. The couple left for a''wedding trip imme diately after the ceremony. Two Potato Crops In Ons Year BEDAI.IA, Mo.. Nov. 27. Farmers in the Oak Grove and Quisenberrv neighborhood* in Pettis county are digging their second crop of pota toes this season In many Instances the potatoes are larger in site than the first crop and the quality is bet tef Husband Wanted Her to Be Gay; \ She Preferred Home—Divorce /? —• ■ jRSr f m Aj / V #§ ■—l IHI \ WKii \ MRS. MYRTLE LILLIAN JONES, MOVIE STAR. LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 27. James Jones, matinee idol of 'the movies, owes the wreck of his marital life to the fact that he didn’t under stand that some feminine movie stars care more for a home than the plau dits of the public. \ At least that’s the* way his wife ex plains it. She (flight to know. She a a movie queen herself. "Our troubles," said Mrs. Myrtle Lillian Gonzales Jones, "were the outcome of my husband not under standing that we movie stars are very domestic when not acting before the camera. We are not gaiety seekers. I at least am not. We are home bodies." Mrs. Jones was recently granted a CLEVELAND SENDS BERLIN MADE IN “U. S. A.” BRIDE CLEVELAND. O, Nov. 27.—An American bride with a "Made in America" trousseau will be America s neutrality combination in Berlin this winter, it was announced nere today. The bride is Miss Mildred Aileen Devereaux, daughter of Harry K. Devercaux, millionaire horseman. The groom is L. Winslow, of New York, secretary of Ambassador James A. Gerard, at Berlin. The wedding will take place tomor row at fashionable St. Pauls Epis copal church. Not a stitch of the bride’s trous seau comes from outside the United States. laidy Duff Gordon, of New York, the modiste, announced today. Many prominent people are arriving here for the ceremony. PASS-IT-ON CIRCLE ELECTS OFFICERS An election of officers was held. Thursday, by the Pass-lt-On circle of the Lewis School for Stammerers, which n-wulted in Chas. Steele being chosen president to succeed Cyrus White. Other officers chosen are: Herman Tillman, secretary; J D. Haines, treasurer; Elmer Stansburj, parlamcntarian. After the election the following pro gram was rendered: Plano solo. Miss Armstrong; song, by circle members; scripture reading by circle members; Instrumental trio. Miss Armstrong Mr. Ranseen and Mr. Steele; piano solo, Miss Lunde; song by circle mem bers. Bony Man Got 105 "Bones " JOLIET, 111., Nov. 27—George Di mas owns the Royal restaurant here. He was on watch alone early in the morning. He nodded. He slept. He dreamed that a bony young runn en tered the store, inserted a bony band Into a drawer In the cash register and withdrew $lO5 in billa George awoke. He looked In the cash draw er. His dream had been true. Warm Overcoats dD m jt $10.75, sls, $lB, $20,522.50, $25.00 (NMhk C XTRAORDINARY values at each * »f tlx above mentioned MfljiV prices. Con.'idcr'ug the quality, you cannot afford not jL' JW* :V'' ft f'V t" buy tki eln tin- i (jC\*fr r '' I 1 /IrvNw finest material and the flu*-t tailoring Extra large quantity ft*A" ll for you to choose from hi a wonderful variety of patter ns. LVr,iJJq PjW/*vy fLU. / 91:22 Per Week ,7 WB GI.AM.Y EXTEND CREDIT *'vl' JRfettflf A Payment Down and 81 a Week is All We Ask. ltsf■ I 1 .jr MtCHt.IAN 1k.,-' Vn.rru.l. IHE DETROIT TIMES. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1914. divorce on charges of desertion and non-support. "Wo have,” she continued, "a tine little son. aud when my work was over I wanted to get home as quick as I could to pick up the baby and have a real comfy, homey sort of time. But not for Mr. Jones. W# hadn’t been married very long before he began to think that women of dif ferent types from me were more at tractive than I. and he began asso ciating with them. "I didn t like the gaiety he liked, so I stayed home with the baby, and be cams home when there wasn’t any other piece to go. Os course there was only one logical termination — the divorce court.’’ CAREER FOR HIM ■ hEEiSiiiiiihL "Well, my son. what does your mu sic teacher say? Doe* he find that your cornet playing holds any prom ise?" "Oh, yes. sir! tfre says I’ll do to •ell fish." SALOONS SEALED BY COIRT PROCLAMATION - --- «r NASHVILLE. Nov. 27—Receivers for the circuit court closed 30 of the uptown saloons, and that the present system is more stringent than former closings was indicated by large pla cards placed on doors which read: "Closed by order of the circuit court. All persona are warned not to enter." The action was taken on nuisance bills filed before Judge Matthews by Attorney-General Frank Thompson and Aust A- McGugin, representing Gov. Hooper, to prosecute nuisance ca--eg The nuisance bills were filed immediately after the dissolution of the temporary restraining order had be* n vacated and which tied the hands of attorneys for three weeks YANKEE MIMES . STILL FAVORED IN LONDON Emigration of Talent Because of War Not All One-Sided, Says Scribe FRY OF HARD TIMES BEING OVERWORKED New Theater Opens in New York and Two Others Will Follow By BEAU RIALTO, (Written tor the United Prees.) NEW YORK. Nov. 27 —The inva sion of the United ritatee by foreign theatrical stars and dramatists is real, all right, but it isn t exactly one sided. Despite the fact that many 1/ondou theaters are closed, and others are running six matinees ami two nights because of the darkcuiug of London's thorougUiares through tear of possible Zeppelin raids, there is room left for the home talent ami for a number of American invaders as well. Looking o>er a batch of Ixmdon pa l>ers that arrived recently, we turned to the theatrical advertisements iu the Daily Chronicle. Here’s the ad vertisement that leads the column: West End Theaters. Aldwych—Belle of New York. Every evening at 8, etc. That looked inter- 1 esting. A glance through the re maining theatrical advertisements in that column showed that at seven other Ixmdon theaters there were either American plays or players Among the most prominent (It was the third advertisement from the top of the page) was the ad for "Seven Keys to Baldpate," at the Apollo, the show dramatised from the Earl Deri Diggers’ book by George M. Uohan, "champion American" of the world. The ad for the Comedy theater, di rectly under that of the Apollo, tells the public that Laurette Tay lor la appearing at that theater In "Peg O’ My Heart.’ True. "Peg" was written by Hartley Manners, an Eng lishman. and Its scene is laid In Eng land, but Miss Taylor Is the daughter of a Harlem dressmaker. "Peg, ’ who lived with her father in New York, is more American than she is Irish, and the play had its premiere In America and ran here at the Cort the ater for more than a year before it was sent to Ixmdon. Not only that, but “Peg’s" famous dog. really quite a "personage" in the cast, is the same little American terrier that played the part over here At the Royalty theater. "My I-ady'a Dress." by Edward Knoblauch, who is an American, despite his name, is playing to large audiences at every performance. Ethel Levey Is star ring at Wyndham’s theuter In “Out casts,” and Harry Pilcer. who claims to be an American, is on the pro gram at the Palaoe. Needless to sav. the King exterminator. Gabys Deslys. also 1s at the Palace. While Gabys, of course, is not an American, she still has left with her some thousands of the United States eagles she re ceived over here for prancing about American stages. And in passing. It might be men tioned that Cyril Maude is playing "Grumpy” at the New theater. Yes, Cyril Maude is English, and "Grumpy ’ is an English play, but It was held over In England for a year or two be fore being played first in America, and Maude made his first and only hit in America in that piece. The cry of hard times may be heaul among Broadway producers, but .t hasn’t any more ring of truth to It than the cries of calamity howlers who said that the record wheat crops would mean terribly low prices, un daunted by the large number of the aters already running In New Y'ork, one more has been added, and two more will soon open. The Punch & Judy theater, anew one, opened the night of Tuesday, Nov. 10. The Garden, which hA been used for rehearsals up to this time, will reopen next Monday night with "Pontius Pilate." a miracle play by Francis L. Kenxel, In which 150 char acters will participate. The third will be Daly's theater, abandoned by the Shuberts a season back. The announcement that Charlen A. Taylor will reopen Daly’s, reminds a lpt of folks who had forgotten It. that Taylor Is the former husband of Laur ette Taylor (Mrs. Hartley Manners), who was such a sensation here last year In "Peg.” It was as her man ager that Taylor really made the present Mrs. Manners dramatical ly, In "The Great John Ganton." Tav* lor belonged to the old "Thriller school" of playwrights. "The Ring of the Opium Ring." "From Rags to Riches." and "Queen of the White Slavers." were some of the shivers that catne from Taylor’s pen. Gripping Stories of Frontier Written By Housewife Hailed As Another London SEATTLE. Wash., Nov.. 27.—A quiet, dainty little woman who writer powerful stories of turbulence ami soul-searching tragedies of the north, pulsing with the primitive, when she Isn't, washing dishea or baklug plea for her husband in a suburban cot tage here, ia the latest discovery of a hiumi.ml magazine which heralds her as another Jack London or Hex Beach She is Berthe Kn it void Mellett, wife of a newspaper man. The stories of Alaska responsible for her deserved fame are “The Wom an From Three Above” and “The Man Who Was Afraid.” thrilling episodes of the frozen lands which were pub lished in the lied Book recently. Mrs. Mellett got her training as a writer 'doing' feature work for Ta i oma. Wash., papers “The Woman from Three Above" was the first Ac tion she ever wrote, and brought her instant recognition. Her typewriter la placed at a win dow which opens upon a drowsy, peaceful tangle of garden and trees here, with Igtke Washington gleaming through. Here Mrs. Mellett “pounds out the blood and thunder stuff,” as she calls her red-blooded Alaskan yarns of times when men lived close to the primitive, when women were fought for with cave-man methods, when gold and passion, fear and hate .ruled a hard and frosted land It is In a quiet and peaceful home atmosphere that this dainty author aplna her tales of forthright wicked ness and fury ‘Mrs. Mellett. however, knows Alas ka. She was there In 1900-01 when few If any laws of tied or man “ran north of 53.“ She saw masked vigi lantes go out at night and shoot ('own laim Jumpers—witnessed much of the j harsh justice with w hich harsher law lessness was fought and subdued. “When gTeat things are happen ing," says Mrs. Mellett. explaining the lapse of time between the Incidents she witnessed and her literary Inter pretation of them, "they do not seem j tfreat. You must wait and get a per spective of them to clearly see their significance. ** Sues His Wife's Father. CINCINNATI, O . 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