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( T r 7 d nji rui ri 7 E OIJBNA- Qjj TIT .LIU "31.ZOBL3IOR." : r7oL,33-Established1832. GREENVILLE, OHIO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1914. Uo72A. r The Story of the Buckeye Corn Special Tour. The tired feet and heavy eye lids ol last week are being for . gotten by that army of Ohio youth and admiring seniors who constituted the Kuckeye Corn Special Darty. A realization of the true significance of the ex perience is beginning to dawn. The 1914 Buckeye Corn Special Tour has contributed a red letter page to the civic and educational history of Ohio a page which is destined.to proye an inspiration to Ohio youth for years to come. Judicious advertising pays. This tour adveitised the fertility of Ohio soil and the ability of our boys and girls. The citizens of Washington, Philadelphia and New York were mide to sit up and realize the truth of the par ty's slogan, "The Rainbow Comes Down in Ohio." The 1914 Buckeye Corn Special Tour was a great undertaking splendidly executed. It involved the moving of an army of raw material, numbering over a thou sand, a distance of 1735 miles by rail. That's a job worthy of a general of the first rank. Besides, there were miles and miles of sight-seeing by automo biles, sub-way trains, elevated trains, boats and afoot. Busy thoroughfares were 'traversed. Yet no accident or unpleasant in cident mars the record. Only two cases of illness are re ported and the doctor's diagnos es establishes the fact that both cases were in process before the subjects boarded the Buckeyo Corn Special.' Miss Hazel Hies tand of Nevada had been indis posed for several weeks before the start and upon the advice of party physician, did not proceed beyond Washington. Mrs. Jose phine L. Nesbitt, the chief mat ron to the party, remained in Washington with Miss Hiestand. Word has been received that the patient has fully recovered. Mrs. Nesbitt will accompany Miss Hie stand to her home at Nevada. The other case was more seri ous. In Philadelphia, Miss Ella Stephenson of Eaton was taken suddenly ill. The house physi cian of the Bellevue-Stratford Ho tel pronounced it appendicitis. Mr. Riddle, the director of the 'tour, called into consultation a Pennsylvania R. R. physician and he confirmed the diagnosis of the first physician. An immediate operation was recommended.. The parents were telegraphed. No . response was received. The doc tor stated that a delay of a few hours might prove fatal.-. It was a trying situation for those in charge of the party. Finally, Mr. Riddle assumed responsibility and instructed that the patient be moved immediately to one of the best hospitals in Philadelphia: There an examination was made by a noted surgeon; who confirm ed the views of the other physi ciani The operation was irarae diately ordered atidhrtwo hoars it was all over and Ella Stephen son's life had been s.yed. The official section of the. Buckeye Corn Special was held up in Phil adelphia four hours awaiting the officials of the party who were at the hospital awaiting the out come. The operation was highly successful and a speedy recov ery is predicted. Miss Stephen son, who was the winner in the domestic science contest in Pre ble county, had bten suffering with pains in her side for two weeks before starting on the trip. The doctors and'tbe nurses at the hospital stated that it was an advanced and dangerous case of appendicitis and that if the patient had not received prompt and efficient attention it would have proven fatal. Ella Steph- ensori comes from a small town and a humble home and the chan ces are ten to one that had she remained at home her life would have been forfeited. Mrs. T. P. Riddle, the wife of the director of jthe tour, remained in Phila delphia to care for the patient until she became able to return home. v The President of the United States threw open the doors of the White House to the party and greeted each member with a i hearty handshake. The Boys' Band of Galion presented him with a pair of white doves-'-a to ken of the party's admiration of his peace policy. Tuesday afternoon the party journeyed by Boat down the Po tomac to Mount Vernon, the home and tomb of Washington, the Fa ther of our Country. There in shadows of that vine-covered, unassuming red brick tomb, where rest the mortal remains of our first president, U. S. Senator Atlee Pomerene of Ohio, by a memorable speech, aroused un bounded patriotic expression. Hon. David Houston, Secreta ry U. S. Department of Agricul ture, extended the representa tives of Ohio's agricultural in vests a cordial greeting by a speech of inspiring commenda tion and advice, delivered from the steps of the Agricultural ad ministration building, Wednes day morning. That evening, in Memorial Con tinental Hall, Secretary of State W. J. Bryan caught the spirit of the occasion and delivered one of his matchless addresses. When the Buckeye Corn Special party pulled out' of 1 Washington that night,, every member carried a way a higher and nobler regard for our great national govern ment. Philadelphia is the city of bro- tharifl love. This" was, proved. Every one,. from; that grand old man, Mayor Blankenberg, down to the newsboy on the street, en tered into the spirit of the occa sion.. The farm boysv and girls of Ohio were treated as little brothers and-istera by the Phil' adelphia folks; Nothing va8 left undone to contribute to the com fort and pleasure of the Ohio party. One of the most inspiring ex periences of the tour happened in Philadelphia. Seated at die banquet in the grand ballroom of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, the party listened to addresses by Mayor Blankenberg, Hon. James Cattell, Hon. James S. Keats, Prof. C. F. Preston and Dr. J. R. Smith. Hearty applause at tested the appreciation. Then came a moment when applause failed. Charles S. Calwell, Pre- sidenf of the Corn Exchange Na tional Bank, arose and announc ed the awards intthe corn exhibit promoted by his bank for the benefit of our Ohio boys. At the close, this big, busy, thoughtful man turned to the audience and said, "I am profoundly sorry to earn that one of your number is ill and that the doctors have ad vised a surgical operation as ne cessary for her recovery. Phil adelphia will care for her. She will have the best care possible and when she has sufficiently re covered, we will send her back to Ohio to you." There was no applause.' Tears were seen in many eyes. The spirit of broth- erhood had been revealed. Phil adelphia has become endeared for eternity to every member of that party. New York is the metropolis of he Western Hemisphere. Its population exceeds the popula tion of the entire state of Ohio. t is the world's greatest center of wealth and power. Yet, New York considered the Buckeye Corn Special party of sufficient importance to accord it a public reception. Its leading citizens participated. Nothing like this has happened before anywhere in the world. It is significant. t constituted a handshake be ween producer and consumer, t was an acknowledgement of he inter-dependence the recip rocal relation of farm and city. t bespeaks a closer relationship and a better understanding in the future. Had the famous Waldorf-As toria Hotel given our party noth ing; but the privilege of sitting at the tables in that grand ballroom and the souvenir booklet found at each plate; everyone would hare gone away feeling that he hadi gotten- his money's worth. But, & breakfast fit for a king followed. The Ohio Society of New York had a committee on hand at the Waldorf-Astoria to pass a note of greeting to their fellow-citizens from the Buckeye state. A seven-mile ride underground and three miles on the elevated tracks carried the party to the Bronx Zoo, where the largest col lection of animals in the world was viewed. Another long ele vated and sub-way ride carried the party down town to the City Hall. There the party was ac corded official welcome to the city by Mayor John P. Mitchell. That was a great sight Ohio': army massed on the approaches Upon the steps were our three bands-The Girls' Band of Rising Sun in the center, the Galion Boys' Band on the right, the Ob erlin Boys' Band on the left Be jond the lines of our party a mass of humanity fifty thousand peo ple spread out in fan shape fac ing New York's historical City Hall. Finally, a slim, trim young man approached. Around him was a group of distinguished men Hon. Seth Low, President New York Chamber of Commerce; Hon R A. C. Smith, Commissioner of Docks: Hon. Wirt. A. "Prender- gast Hon. George McAneny. Hon Marcus M. Marks, Hon. Lewis H. Pounds, Hon. Douglas Mathew- son, Hon. Maurice Conelly, Hon. Charles J. McCormack, and oth er officials. The young man, the central figure, was His Honor, bhn P. Mitchell, Mayor of the city of New York. Mr. Riddle opened the cere mony by the brief statement, 'Gentlemen, I have the pleasure of introducing the man who made he rainbow come down in Ohio for these boys and girls.'' Then Mr. Sandles, in a few well chos en words, introduced the Mayor of New York. The Mayor was followed in his address of wel come by an address by Hon. Seth Low, Following this ceremony, the party paraded down Broad way through the skyscraper dis trict and solid lines of humanity to South Ferry. Then a boat trip with luncheon aboard, compli mentary by the New York Cham ber of Commerce, awaited the party. A thirtyfive mile boat tour of the harbor was enjoyed. Brook- yn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and mmigration Island were passed. 'I have been on the Atlantic oc ean" can be the truthful boast of every member of that party; for the trip was purposely plan ned to gratify that very desire. The banquet at the Martinique that evening was graced by the presence of some of New York's eading citizens. At one table with some of the officials of the Ohio party, eating the same things and talking the same things, sat seven millionaires- men who manifested a sincere in terest in this great movement. The show at the Hippodrome proved the grand climax. Men and women, as well as boys and girls, actually pinched themselves to make sure that they were re ally seeing and not dreaming. One preacher who refused to at tend a theatre earlier in the tour. went to the Hippodrome just to see how demoralizing a theatre is, pronounced it "Beautiful, in spiring, heavenly." The party in age ranged from a boy of nine to a man of ninety. Yes, G. G. Thomas of New Car lisle, Clarke county, Ohio, did not miss a foot of the tour and he will be ninety years old on the 29th day of next April. He says he feels better than when he started and that he intends to ioin next year's party. V Director Riddle and others in close touch with the movement ascribe its success largely toMhe patriotic, public-spirited men and women who volunteered time and expense to pssist in the handling of the paity. The state was bur dened with no expense. It was a labor of love and that made it succeed. Ohio owes a debt of gratitude to every public -spirited man and woman who contributed to the success of this great ac complishment V Colds are Often Most Serious. Stop Possible Complica tions. The disregard of a cold has of ten brought many a regret. The fact of sneezing, coughing, or a ever should be warning enough that your system needs immedi ate attention. Certainly loss of sleep is most serious. It is a warning given by nature. It is man's duty to himself to assist by doing his part. Dr. King's New Discovery is based on a sci entific analysis of colds. 50c at your druggist. Buy a bottle to day. Adv Palestine. Mrs. Harrison Ross of Colora do is visiting her mother, Mrs. Ohler, and other relatives here. Mrs. Ohler expects to remove to Union City, Ind., shortly. Thurrill Stephens has been eaching the Intermediate room in place of Mrs. Simpson, wno has been ill. The Glee Club of the Palestine school attended the teachers' meeting at Greenville and furn ished music for the occasion. The funeral of Reuben Ohler, a pioneer resident of German to wnship, took place at the Dis- ciDle church here last Thursday morning, sermon Dy ttev. Bu chanan and burial at Union City. Mrs. Lna Burns of Indianap olis will give an entertainment at the Disciple church on next Sat urday night December 19. Miss Helen Starbuck enter tained a number of little folks at a rabbit feast last Sunday. Dec. 14 From Palestine. The Liver Regulates the Bo dy. A Sluggish Liver Needs Care. Someone has said that people with chronic ljver complaint should be shut up away from hu manity, for they are pessimists and see through a "glass dark- y. wnyj Because iueuiai a a A Tk 4- A 1 states depend upon physical states. Biliousness, headaches, dizziness and constipation disap pear after using Dr King's New Life Pills. 25c at your druggist. Adv Esperanto Is taught In some of the state supported schools in bngianu. France and Germany. All over the world oil fuel is" grad ually taking the place of coal and oth er less easily handled fuels. A steamship line has offered to carry free to England the first 2.000 tons of cotton grown in South Africa. An electric alarm that gives warning when a mine roof begins to move has been Invented by an Australian. Braxil Is to have the largest reser olr in the world after the dam at Iros, in the state of Ceara, is built A manufacturer of artistic furniture In Parts has just completed a chair the fore legs of which are of solid gold. A Michigan knitting mill is making artificial sUk from vegetable fiber aud converting it into hosiery aud under wear. An electrical machine, for cutting umbrella covers in a New York facto, ry cuts 390 thtcknewea ot fabric at nce. Fashionable Fads. New York is knitting mad this winter. Nver were spare mo- roents so filled with occupation for the butterfly contingent. One would think from the click of the ivory needles at SymDhony Con - certs, fashionable musicales, and at almost every other assemblage, use as trains. These are thro wn that the Teutons had taken New over thft arm in dancing, and ri York instead of Brussels. No val the graceful effects produced doubt a lot of the mufflers will by Romney scarfs of tulle, no reach men in the trenches and so modish." These are held in miserable refugees without even P'ace by the bracelets or rings a trench that they can call their I own, and meanwhile idle fingers J find occupation and big hand-1 some knitting bags are in de- maad. so that part of the profit is reaching people here who need the money and can turn out ar-1 tistic and practical receptacles the bulky work. Broeades or and other decorative stuffs are used for these and many of the flat, oblong shaped bags meas- ure nearly a yard in length by half the width. Irregular, plaque shapes, with tmall frills at the I edges, and decorations of ribbon I McCall Designs embroidery are new and fetch- ing. and are quite as useful for party bags as for knitting. Cotton Fancies. With the movement started by I J 6253 Gertrude Atherton-the disting be attractive exercises, especial uished novelist-and many other 1 the confectionery part andev- . women as prominent, ior uhm wearing ot cotton iaDncs, mere has come a decided revival of cotton fashions. Cotton shirt waistswith Valenciennes trim . . . . t mings and dainty toucnes 01 em - broidery are back in favor for suit wear, and fancy silk and cot- ton mixtures and mercerized cot- plication of diseases, were given tons are increasingly worn for interment yesterday in the Har dainty indoor use, even for in- ris Creek cemetery, near Oak- formal dances and dinner gowns, As such garments are readily made at home at very small cost, the movement meets with favor not only from people who wish to aid the cotton growers, but from those who are always on the lookout to combine economy with smartness of attire. Pret- ty aprons of fancy printed cot- tons, with a wide up-turned hem divided into pockets that hold wool and knitting needles will prove most acceptable Christmas gifts. The New Trains. While very short evening dres. ses are the rulei trains are mo.-e in evidence than for a long tine ba. but these are quite sepa- rate attachments, caught to the shoulders, and often not caught to the dress at any other point. I Scarfs of net or tulle jetted, or I a 1 traded, or wrought with em- I broideries, are first favorites for that finish their ends. Crystal an jet ad onyx ornaments are a'I first favorites at the jewelry counters. Verona Clarke. " " VA3 I UK I AK For Infants and Children. Th8 Kind YC3 H3Y6 AllaJS BSCght Bears the Signature of I ' Gettysburg. Mesdames D. Moul and Louisa Paulding of Pleasant Hill were visitors here the fore patt of last week among relatives. Well, here we are with a tem perature below zero and enough snow to make sleighing good, but something, either too frigid weather or lack of sleighs, av- oided engagement in the pleas ure of sleighing. So far I have sen only two sleighs upon our streets. Very many of us are wonder ing whether Santa will favor us with an appropriate pift. As to uj, we esteem ourself young and handsome, and cannot persuade ourself that we will be neglected and passed by. No, Santa is too generous to withhold his gifts from a person as meritorious as ourself. j Our M. E. Sunday school is preparing xor a treat, on Christmas evening, " Presbyterian Sunday school a like venture m prepara- Uion for Xmas Eve. These will 7 i.i.-lcTTrvlv will want a share in that - - I nart- nf the exercises. i k Rev. Warner preached m our I M. E. church last night to an ap- preciative audience that well nigh I anA fo auditorium of thechurch 1 uuw -- The remains Mrs. M. Lavy. who died at Bradford of a corn- land church, where many of her relatives lie buried. Funeral at the Oakgrove church. D. Moul of Pleasant Hill gave this place a business call last Friday. Our Citizens National Bank people have improved their bank building with a tile floor in the part occupied by the public, Our stores and bakery have put on Xiras dressing. Each tried to excel the other it would seem and w say the appearance is very attracti is putting it very mild. To be admired needs only to be seen. Deo. H.