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FOUR YOUTHS IST
HANG FOR MURDER
Brutal Slaying of Defenseless
Gardener by Mere Boys is
place in Chicago since the Haymar
ket anarchists died on the gallows in
the late eighties is scheduled to take
place tomorrow morning in the Cook
County jail-yard. The four men, or
rather youths, who are destined for
death by the noose unless an elev
enthrhour respite is granted are
Ewald and Frank Shiblawski, broth
ers, and Philip Sommerling and
ThQmas Schultz. The youngest of
the quartette is 18 years of age and
the oldest is scarcely out of his teens.
The crime for which the four were
condemned to death was the brutal
murder of a truck farmer named
Guelzow on the outskirts of the city
early last October. The man was
driving a wagon full of garden pro
duce when the boys set on him for
the purpose of robbery. The boys
rolver and hammer. When the vic
tim alighted from his wagon he was
struck down with a culb. He plead
ed for his life on his knees, offering
the boys all his possessions, because
he had a wife and baby a month old
at home, but the answer of the
youths was to beat him into uncon
sciousness. Then he was stabbed
four times and was dead when found.
Phree of the boys were arrested a
hours later while they were try
ing to sell the farmer's team to a
i horse trader. At that time the po
lice did not know there had been a
murder committed, having arrested
the boys as horse thieves. Later
the prisoners confessed and implicat
ed the other defendants. Their trial
and conviction followed within little
more than a month. Two other
boys, each sixteen years old, were
implicated in the murder. On ac
count of their youth the two escaped
the death sentence and are now
serving life terms in prison.
BECOMES A BRIDE
NEW , YORK, Dec. 21.—Miss
. Edith Louise Pulitzer, daughter of
the, late Joseph Pulitzer, the famous
newspaper publisher who died
aboard his yacht at Charleston, S.
C, two months' ago, today became
the bride of William Scoville Moore,
soft of the late Major Clement C.
Moore. The wedding took place at
the Pulitzer residence in East Sev
ens-third Street and was attended
only by relatives and few intimate
friends. The couple will sail at the
end of the week for Europe to spend
■he bride made her debut in so
y several years ago. She has
three brothers—Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.,
who married Miss Eleanor Wickham
of St. Louis; Ralph, who married
the daughter of W. Seward Webb,
and Herbert Pulitzer. She has a
younger sister, Miss Constance Pul
Kr. Moore, the bridegroom, grad
d from Yale in 1906. His father,
who died in this city last November,
served Avith distinction in the Civil
Wilr. The great-grandfather of the
bridegroom was the famous Bishop
Moore, who wrote "The Night Be
COLBY FOR SENATE.
NEWARK, N. J., Dec. 21. —Poli-
ticians are manifesting considerable
interest inthe meeting to be held by
the Progressive Republican League
in this city tomorrow night to launch
the boom of Everett Colby of West
Orange for the United States sen
ate. Mr. Colby, who ins a former
member of the State senate and- for
many years a prominent figure in
New Jersey politics, aspires to the
seat in the United States senate now
held by Frank O. Briggs, whose term
will expire in 1913. It is
the opinion of many of the Progres
sive Republicans that Mr. Colby has
a strong chance of winning. It is
figured that the Republican vote will
be ;so split up thi}* the Progressives
wfll be able -ttr-'naine their man.
Charles Holt and Roger Bear, of
Washington and Lee University are
at home for Christmas.
The beautiful and convenient home of Mr. James W. Bodley
unplaced in my hands for rent or sale. Immediate possession.
This is one of the most charming homes injour city and has
modern conveniences. Apply only to
tA. LEE KNOWLES,
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE
Fanners _. Merchants Bank Building
unton . . . . . • Virginia.
H. M. McCutchan has returned
from Florida, where he had been
looking after his orange grove and
is again on duty at the Western Un
Miss Edith Timberlake, who is
taking a course in political science
at Columbia University, is at home
for the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Cochran and
children have gone to Richmond to
visit Mrs. Cochran's father, W. M.
Miss Rose Armentrout of Lewis
burg, W. Va., is visiting Miss Marie
Miss Emma Hevener of Waynes
boro, who is attending the Lewis
burg Seminary is spending the holi
days at home.
Miss Margaret Walke has return
ed from a visit to her brother, Lewis
Walke in Ridgewood, N. J.
Misses. Mary Thorn, Margaret
Hefln, Margaret Ranson, Martha
Miller, Mary Greer and Katherine
Anderson, who attend the State
Normal School at Harrisonburg, are
at home for the holidays.
Edward Fisher is visiting his
aunt, Mrs. W. H. Greer, while on his
way to Charles Town, W. Va.
Bi Loulie Atkinson of Baltimore
guest of Miss Margaret Walke.
_ A. Sproul of Clifton Forge
spent yesterday here.
Wand Mrs. J. A. Wallace of
ng Green, Ky., and their inter
esting children, Evalyn and Robert,
are visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Wal
Mr. and Mrs. A. Erskine Miller
are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Frazier in Richmond.
Mrs. Bettie Giles of Roanoke is vis
iting her sister, Mrs. M. C. Giles,
I North Augusta street.
liss Margaret Nottingham, of
zet, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. W.
Archer and Alex. Robertson, have
come from the University of Virginia
to spend Christmas.
Through their farmer, J. D. Whee
ler, the Virginia Portland Cement
Company, have sold their valuable
______ of 460 acres, to C. B. Harris,
Attention is called to the fact that
The Life Insurance Company of Vir
ginia is giving away through their
local office Hill's 1912 Southern Al- j
Miss Lizzie Goode has gone to
Fort Worth, Texas, to spend Christ
mas with her nephew, John Goode.
ON RETIRED LIST
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 21.—
The active career of one of the best
known and most efficient engineer
ing officers of the United States
Army practically closed today, when
Col. Thomas L. Casey was relieved
of his duty in charge of river and
harbor works at Baltimore and
granted leave of absence until March
1. On the last-named date he is to
be placed on the retired list on his
own application, after more than
thirty-six years' service.
Col. Casey is a son of the late
Gen. Casey, chief of engineers, who
completed the Washington Monu
ment and the Congressional Library.
In addition to his regular military
duties Col. Casey served with the
expedition to observe the transit of
Venus in 18-82. He has been a mem
ber of many important engineering
boards in various parts of the coun
try. During the war with Spain he
was in charge of the submarine de
fenses of Hampton Roads.
GIFTS TO CLARA MORRIS
YONKERS, N. V., Dec, 21.—
Among the hundreds of Christmas
presents sent to Clara Morris, re
tired actress, were 20 tiny straw
berry finches, the gift of Baron
Uchida, former Japanese Minister to
Tbese seem to be the dogs of war
It will be noticed that the women of
California had the last word.—Chicago
1 Wiley says that the greatest na
i the one that treats its women,
md sugar right. But why drag
soap and sugar? — New York
Rica is the most discontented
on the globe, says a foreign cdi-
Tbat's it; that's it. The divine
tent is what keeps us ahead of
nug and satisfied nations—and
can't see it. — Cleveland Plain
Its should not be allowed to be
red hot. as they will never re
he heat properly afterward.
lg skirts and dresses on the
■sline on the straight of the goods
when drying, and you won't have an
uneven skirt when It is laundered.
Tbe color of almost any washing ma
terial may be set by soaking it in wa
ter to which a spoonful of ox gall has
In added to each gaHon of water,
o keep blue clothes from fading try
ing bluing to the starch. They
I retain their color better than if
in tbe bluing water and then
1 Political Pointers.
i is the time when a presidential
can step up to almost any states
man's office"" and walk in without
Iking.— Washington Star,
must be a disappointment to peo
.'ith enlarged ideas of tbe remedial
»r of laws to discover that it still
i a lot of money to capture polit
ical nominations.—Springfield Repub-
It does not require the services of a
clairvoyant to predict trouble ahead
for tbe native born American citizen
over thirty-five years old who discov
ers that he bas a presidential bee in
rdgear.— St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Hop gardens flourished in Germany
The proportion of young men found
suitable for army service in Germany
is about 58 per cent of those living in
the country and 51 per cent of those
living in cities.
Collapsible water towers adopted by
tbe Berlin fire department are but five
feet loug when closed, yet can be ex
tended to throw a level stream of wa
ter into a window on tbe eighth floor
of a building.
Ingenious tackle bas been devised to
make a tree that is being felled pull,
Its own stump from tbe ground with
1 Two small cm-red ribs within the
.spout of a new nnti-splashing faucet
prevents the water spattering as it Is
sues, no matter what the pressure.
A Missouri:! n has invented a clip to
hold a lead pencil upon a finger so
that it will not have to be laid down
! lf a writer desires to use his band for
some other purpose momentarily.
Prejudice squints when it looks fend
Ues when it tnifes
Will assist you greatly in deciding that Gift Problem and besides
we are selling everything at and below cost, just think of it all new
goods, not damaged in any way, at about half what you would have
to pay for it elsewhere.
Handkerchiefs Bath Robes Collar and Cuff Boxes
Silk Hose Silk Kimonos Christmas Novelties
Hand Bags Gloves Neckwear
Furs Rugs Lace Curtains
THE STAUNTON DISPATCH-NEWS.
SIRES AND SONS.
Rev. rrancis E. Clark, D. T>., LL. _».,
founder o. the ioung reople's Society
of Christian j_n_eavor, recently cele
brated tbe sixtieth anniversary of his
birthday at bis birthplace, Aylmer,
For the first time in ber history Lon
don bas a physician for lord mayor.
His name is Sir Thomas Boor Crosby,
and he is eighty-one years old. It is
believed that be is the oldest man to
fill the office.
Ollie Merle James, Democratic mem
ber of the house committee on ways
and means, began his political career
as a page boy in the Kentucky legis
lature. He made bis first stump speech
when he was eighteen years old.
Vladimar Kikolaievich Kokovtsoff,
the new prime minister of Russia, has
for years been one of the most promi
nent members of tbe Russian govern
ment. He is sixty years of age, but
looks fifteen years younger, and is pos
sessed of great vigor.
• Dr. Leland O. Howard, who coined
the term "typhoid fly" and aroused
universal interest in the crusade
against these dangerous pests, is the
only American on the international ag
ricultural committee. He is an expert
on Insects in the department of agri
culture, and it is largely due to his
scientific investigations that the world
became acquainted with the boll wee
vil and the gypsy moth.
Keep a few pieces of camphor gum
In your linen closet. It will aid in
keeping tbe linen white.
The deposit which forms in the bot
toms of teakettles can readily be re
moved by boiling vinegar in them.
Put a small cork in tbe oil can be
longing to the sewibg machine. This
will prevent spilling tbe oil in the
drawer and soiling anything there.
A tape loop on the apron band is a
convenience and will save tbe apron
from being torn if hung on a hook.
Sew the loop on the wrong side of the
Fill lamps ou blotting paper and
whatever oil overflows will be absorb
ed, thus saving the table. Get heavy
blotting paper and keep a sheet beside
the oil can.
Cypresses have attained tbe age of
A spreading oak sixty feet high will
contain about 0,000,000 leaves.
Fir trees differ from pines only in
the fact that the leaves grow singly
and the scales of the cones are smooth.
round and thin.
The orange tree that first produced
the navel orange is still growing and
bearing fruit at Riverside. Cal. It is
highly prized and is protected by a
high iron fence.
The sound of heavy firing issues from
the open door of China.—Kansas City
When tbe Chinese cut their cues
they also cut their wisdom teeth.—Bir
If the six-year-old emperor of China
loses his throne as a result of the pres
ent revolt he may grow up to be a
really happy man-Columbus Dis
Honcsly is Not A Policy With Us It is A Habit
OAMES AND DAUGHTERS.
Mrs. Jehu Cays Hammond, the wif_
of tbe famo'is mining engineer, doe.
her own housekeeping, is cnairuiun of
the woman's iveU'ure department ol
the Civic federation aud writes for
Mrs. Gore, wife of the blind senator
from Oklahoma, graduated from a law
school so as to help her husband. He
collaborates.with her ou bis speeches,
and when be wants to memorize a
particularly flue oration she reads it
to him until be knows it by heart
Baroness de Laroche. besides being
rile first licensed woman aviator in
France, is the first woman to make a
flight in the presence o" royalty. At a
recent aviation meet in St. Petersburg,
which was attended by the czar, the
baroness rose to the l.eight of 150 me
The oldest woman Alpinist in Swit
zerland, still ou the active list, is Mme.
Louise Favre. a widow, aged eighty
one, who lives in a hamlet near Bex.
canton of Vaiais. Recently she climb
ed up the Cliamossaire. a mountain
0,940 feet high, with one of her grand
sons in order lo light a bonfire on the
summit iv honor of a local festival.
Athletics at the University of Wis
consin cost $3...<i_0 last year. The
statement shows a balance of $1,402.
Harry Davis will manage tbe Cleve
land Americans next year. Davis,
while-captain of the Athletics, helped
to win four American league pennants
and two world's championships.
Ernest Barry, the English profes
sional sculling champion, bas chal
lenged Richard Arust of Australia, the
world's professional champion, to race
for the title on the Thames river, Lon
Manager Frank Chance of the Cubs
says he will resume his old position at
first base .when the season of 1912
opens. Last August Chance was com
pelled, to retire from the game for the
remainder of the season as th;> result
of stopping a ball with bis head at Cin
Tbe record for coast to roast avia
lion bids fair to remain for some time
with the ancient prairie schooner.—St.
Five years ago there were only hair i
a dozen professional aviators in tbi> i
country, and today there are so many
one can't keep tabs on them without a
Aviation's death roll now numbers
101. Man evidently must pay dearly
for the conquest of the air. sinr-p It
seems decreed that he shall write the
history of the achievement in his own
After Dr. Cook's exploit in revisitinj:
Copenhagen nobody can deny that -£
has nerve enough to get to the north
A Boslon "boy broker" skinned Har
ry Lauder out of » neat little sum.
"Boy broker" nothing: He's a Napo
leon of finance.—Cleveland Plain Deal
"Give me America," says Thomas A
Edison on his return from Europe. A*k
.Tondee and Andy and Jaypier|>ont.
Tom. They seem to own it.—Manches
time day a golden crown they'll fuss
Of laurel twineel with bays
or those brave scribes who never Ufa©
"The melancholy days."
—Cleveland Plain Doilcr.
butante Daughter—Shall I marry
poor young man whom I love or
the rich old banker who doles on rae?
Worldly Mother—Better be miserable
tvitb money than without it.—Life.
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What is the necessity for euthanasia
and the automobile at the same time.'
—St. Louis Republic.
Our idea of shame is to ride back to
town in an automobile bitched to a
farm wagon.—Galveston News.
There are 32.000,000 telegraph and
telephone poles in this country. N_>
wonder the joy riders find it such hard
work to miss them.—Denver Repuh-
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sweet mixed Pickle,
sweet and sour Cucum-
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