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THE HARTFORD HERALD
And What Their Sever
CASE OF AUSTRIA IN POINT
Not a Formal Declaration Of
War, But Unpleasant
VXOKRT.IIN WHAT MIGHT COMK
TIig question here asked la doubt
less In many minds:
"To the- Editor of The Sun:
"Will you kindly explain what the sev
ering of diplomatic relations really
means, or rather what the effect of
such action is? 1 mean outside of tho
possibility of war following, Is thero
any gain or loss to either side, and
what would be tho possible loss to
Austria, for Instance, should a rup
ture occur? P. H. E."
In tho present caso the severance
of diplomatic relations would mean
that this Government was no longer
on speaking terms with tho Govern
ment of Austria-Hungary; that in
tercourse between the two Govern
ments, formerly conducted directly,
mould have to bo either suspended
ir lor clrcu!tou8ly managed through the
"$ood oflices of a third party, niucu
as In the case of belligerents.
From the point of view of Wash
ington the normal and sentimontal
algnlflcanco of such a proceeding has
already been explained. Secretary
Lansing detincl It when he remind
fjed Austria-Hungary that- tho wan
ton slaughter of neutral non-combatants,
under conditions admitted
by tho Austro-Hungarlan Admiral
ty's statement, was an act which is
B condemned by tho world as Inhuman
find barbarous, and which, unless
there shall be disavowal and repara
tion, Is properly destructive of good
relations between the two countries.
What our correspondent wants to
know, however, is not so much tho
moral significance of such action in
our own view and that of tho civi
lized neutral world, as Its practical
effect upon tho Government and peo
ple thus rebuked.
We reply that the practical effect
upon Austria would depend upon the
unpredictable course of events, fol
lowing the breaking of diplomatic
relations and on .the methods by
which our Government gave concrete
expression to its new attitudo to
It is useless to blink tho fact that
tho termination of diplomatic rela
tions, while not necessarily leading
to war. would greatly increase the
possibility of actual hostilities. In
case of a repetition of tho Incident
which had been our reason for re
calling tho American Ambassador
and sending home the representative
.sot Austria-Hungary, nothing would
o left for us to do but to accept
he further outrago unless wo were
prepared to proceed to physical acts
of belligerency in punishing it.
' That contingency neea, noi oe ui
cussed. Short of war," there might
follow tho twelve months notice of
the termination of the treaty oi
1829, upon which rest our relations
of amity and reciprocity in matters
of commerce nnd navigation. This
is a typical treaty defining the mu
"" tual rights of residence and trade
jitf tho mutual guaranties of se
irlty, protection and most favored
nation privileges. Its comprehensive
provisions cover so much of Austrian
and Hungarian Interests within our
borders, and likewise so much of
American interests In tho territory
of the empire, that tho blessings of
its .operation and the continuity of
its 'existence are taken for granted
by almost everybody, like tho bless
ings and continued accessibility of
the air wo, breathe. Nevertheless,
the treaty is a scrap of paper which
eea be legally and honorably termi
nated at a year's notice. Whether
the greater sufferer by the termina
tion of this contract of amity and
mutual privileges would bo Ameri
ca or Austrin-Hungary, Is n question
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Itomach Catarrh Is
In this climate catarrh In ft
prevalent disease. Catarrh at-
fct the stomach - iu utvw &d
any oilor organ. Perhaps every
, third person la wqn ot lees
troublad with stomacu otrifurrn.
Vtrcna. is extensively used iu
"Ditto caao , ,
n ran ill .warn
for the etwdenU of. Immigration aad
We have wore then half a doeen
other treaties with Austria-Hungary
relating respectively -to. the disposal
of property" to consular Jurisdiction,
to extradition, to naturalisation, to
trade mark aad copyright reciproci
ty arid to arbitration. None of these
amicable agreements Is entirely con
sonant with n state of affairs in
which brie party has declined to con
tinue to recognise the other as en
titled to the benefits of good rela
tions that rest upon a common re
gard for the principles of humanity.
Wb are not suggesting that the
denunciation of pur treaties with
Austria-Hungary ought to follow a
rupture ot diplomatic rolatlons. Wo
aro only answering a correspondent
who inquires whether thero couldf
bo any actual and material lose to
Austria in the event of tho formal
withdrawal ot America's friendship.
New York Sun,
O FOIl MEN. ONIA. O
In a recent Husband Show each
competitor was required to do cer-j
tain things and answer certain ques
tions. The ideal husband answered all
the questions and did all his tasks
Aro yoUjtho husband every wife
should have? If so:
Can you give the day of tho week
you were married on, and its full
Do, you-know when your mother-in-law's
Whon you left for tho, office this,
morning .what kind of dress was
your wife wearing?
Can you say offhand what the
market prices pf eggs, butter, cheese,
meat and bread are?
Do you. know the carapest shop
ping places in your neighborhood?
Ono of 'the tests tho husbands had
was as follows: The wives Rtood
behind a curtain and placed ono
hand abovo It. Each husband was
required to pick out his wife's hand.
A good many failed!
Do you make a point of always
praising your wife when she has
cooked anything more daintily than
Do you still tell her she's tho best
wlfo in the world?
Have you ever acknowledged to
her that you are wrong and sho is
right li any argument?
If you can answer these questions
satisfactorily then you can put your
self down as the perfect husband
according to this interesting1 an'd In
structive test at any Tate. Pear
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Wheezing in the lungs Indicates
that phlegm Is obstructing the air
passages. Ballard's Horehound Syr
up loosens the phlegm so that It can
be coughed up and ejected. Price
25c, 5po and $1.00 per bottle. Sold
bv Z. Wilbur Mitchell, Beaver Dam,
CASUALTIES IN FOUlt
GERMAN STATES 2,521,100
London, Dec. 25. Harold J. Ten
nant, Parliamentary Under Secretary
for War, made the statement In tho
House of Commons to-day that tho
total number of casualties published
in tho official 'lists for Prussia, Saxo
ny, Bavaria and Wurtemberg up to
November 30 were 2.524.4C0, Of
this number, Mr. Tennant added,
484,228 men were killed or died of
their wounds, 354,198 were severely
wounded, 27,674 died of disease and
381,149 were missing. Naval cas
ualties, ho said, were not Included
in these figures.
Help Your IJvcr It Pays.
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your stomach acts queor, tako Dr.
King's Now Llfo Pills and you will
find vourself feeling better. Thoy
purify (he blood, give you freedom
from constipation, biliousness, diz
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Just like you want to feel. Clear
he complexion too. 25c at drug
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AN OHIO COUNTY .MAN
IIEIill TO GRAND JURY
Tho Owensboro Inquirer of tho
21st lnst. says:
T. O. White, a farmer living near
Narrows, in Ohio county, was held
over to tho grand Jury this morning
on the charge of false swearing. lie
pave bond in the sum of $200 with
C. B. Mitchell as surety, and was re
leased. "Whlto was a witness In the city
court Monday morning In the casoa
against Fred RolllnB and Frank Hul
cev, Who were aceus4 of telling In
toxicating liquors, and he swore that
he pterekaead liquor from the defend
ants. The further hearing of the evi
dence was poeee4 until this, mew
ing, when White was again vlaeed on
the witness sUntd aU he swore he
purchased the liquor from Frank
Meis. The warrants acainet RqJIIm
aud Ifcdefr ww 4Malsed, Mi
IWhMa heW o a m sertotw eharse,
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jo nntjji 1wn mmtm
For the First Time After
DB. BMWONRHED A PART
In Bringing the Charming
Widow Into the White
SOUTH POKTICO "FATAIi" SPOT
Washington Dec, 25. President
Wilson's announcement of his on
gagement to Mrs. Gait was made
from tho Whlto House on Oct. 7 nnd
camo as a surprise. Tho Chief Ex
ecutive's attentions to tho charming
widow had been tea table gossip
hero sinco early spring, but few per
sons outside of his immediate clrclo
of friends and thoso of Mrs. Gait
suspected the romance.
The President met Mrs. Gait not
long after tho death of his flrst wlfo.
Sho was flrst brought Into the Whlto
House circle by Dr. Cary T. Gray
son, the President's personal physi
cian. Dr. Grayson made the ac
quaintance of tho charming Virginia
widow through her friend, Miss Ger
trude Gordon, a young heiress.
Noting her' tact, ready sympathy
and willingness to smooth over tho
hard places for her friends, he je
Iccted her to provide the "congenial
comradeship" he had prescribed for
MIes Helen Woodrow Bones, the
President's young kinswoman, who
had suffered a nervous breakdown.
The casual acquaintance of Mrs.
Gait and Miss Bones soon ripened
Into a sincere affection and tho for
mer became a frequent vjsltor at the
White House. Her flrst meeting
with tho President, according to
gossip, took place In tho south porti
co of tho Executive Mansion. It was
in the late autumn ann both wero in
mourning, Mrs. Gait still clinging to
black, although eight years had
elapsed since her widowhood.
It was In February so the story
goes that the President flrst began
to show personal Interest In Mrs.
Gait rather than tho mere casual po
liteness with which he would treat
any visitor to the ladies of his house
hold, and one April evening, after
she had dinod informally with Miss
Bones, ho escorted her homo In one
of tho Whlto House cars. It was
also in April that they flrst appeared
in public together at a ball game at
the American League Park.
Thereafter they met often. Tho
White House automobile often was
seen drawn up in front of Mrs.
Gait's house; and motor parties,
composed of the President, Mrs. Gait,
Miss Bones, Dr. Grayson and some
times Miss Gordon, became such us
ual occurrences that Washington no
Then came Mrs. Gait's visit to
MIbs Bones and Miss Margaret Wil
son, the President's eluest daughter,
at Harlakenden House, tho summer
White Houso in Vermont, where dur?
ing the President's brief vacation
she was his companion on his dally
round of golf Ho also enjoyed long
walks in this pleasant companion
ship nnd rode many miles by auto
mobile through the Vermont and
New Hampshire hills with Mrs. Gait.
This visit was also marked by the
first entertatnlng In which any oil
tho members of the Wilson family
had indulged since tho beginning of
their period of mourning for the
lato Mrs. Wilson, an Informal tfca
and garden party for the members
qf the summer colony, at which Miss
Wilson and Miss Bones
While Dr. Grayson may well be
dubbed "Cupid's assistant" for first
bringing the President and his ilan
coo together, it Is to Miss Bones, de
mure, Bweot-mannorod, soft-voiced
and gentle, that tho credit must go
for "managing" affairs so adroitly
that tho President might pursue
Nobody who remombers President
Wilson as ho was a year ago, with
traces of each of his fifty-eight yenrs
graven on Uls.face. and who soes
him to-day, looking ten yoars young
er, his austerity molted, his shoul
ders no longer bowed with cares of
State, can doubt that under the in
fluence of the simple, charming, gra
cious woman ho has, won, tho "year's
at the spring" for him.
The barbor ef the town of Crystal
River. Fla-, was SHeh an "apt" per
son Rd th Mayoij'c Job such a tri
fling one that the populace thought
to kill two Vlrds with one ateae by
imposts the ee himb the other ana
Th barber-Mayer has eveaed up
hjr MelM..!raM heaaaatk the eigar.
aafeas at the m'uBleipal desk M (el
lowing fine: Tin-cunning dogs, $8:
baiting or trapping neighbors' chick
ens, $12; winking at affinities, either
sex, $1,60 and a reprimand; crowing
roosters that perform before 6 a. m.,
$15; failure to get a shave before
12 o'clock Saturday night, $3.65.
HEMA.NI AN INQUlllV
INTO IIOIiLINGER CASE
Springfield, 111., Dec. 24, De
mand that thcNCook "ounty grand
Jury investigate the Bollinger baby
cane and determine whether or not
Doctor Harry J. HnlBelden should
be indicted nnd tried for violation of
tho criminal law was received from
tho Attorney General.
The physician has no right under
tho laws, tho Attorney General says,
to determine whether or not a pa
tient should be treated with the ob
ject of prolonging his l'fo or deny
ing tho treatment. If this practlco
is permissible in the caso of an
infant, it Is also permissible In the
case of an adult,
Every child has a right to live, Is
tho Attorney General's doctrine. He
proposes to make Illinois an unprof
itable field for the exploitation of a
theory which permits physicians to
become Judges of life and death.
BX-GOV. McCREARY HANGER
IN EFFIGY RY CITIZENS
Salycrsvllle, Ky Dec. 24. For
mer" Governor James B. McCreary
washnnged In effigy by citizens who
wero angered over the pardon on
the last day of his term of Berry
Burton, scrying a llfo sentence In
tho Frankfort prison for the assassi
nation of Samuel H. Simer.
' Tho pardon was not known of un
til Burton returned and began to
mingle with his friends. Tho news
aroused indignation nnd it was de-
! elded to hang Governor McCreary in
eiiigy. At t o ciocic nn image was
prepared with A largo picture of" the
former Governor as the head. Two
speeches were made and by tho light
of a large bonfire, the Imago was
drawn to the tap of a telephone polo
and tho crowd departed amid the
echoes of severnl hundred pistol
The placard denounced McCreary
as tho "enemy of law and friend of
Simer was shot to death in his
doorway tho day before Christmas
in 1911. He was a prominent farm
er, 65 years old. Burton had once
before been convicted of murder nnd
Children take Ballard's Hore
hoi'nd Syrup willingly because it
taste? nice. There Isn't a better
remedy nnvwherc for children's
coughs, hoarseness nnd bronchitis.
It's a good medicine nnd easy to
take. Price 2"c, 10c and $1.00 per
bottle. Sold by Z. Wilbur Mitchell.
Braver Dam. m
The costumer came forward to at
tend to the nervous old beau who
was wiping his bald and shining
poll with a big handkerchief.
"And what can I do for you?" he
"I want a little help In the way
of n suggestion," said the old fel
low. "I Intend going to the French
students' masquerade ball to-night,
and I want a distinctly original cos
tume something I may be sure no
one else will wear. What would you
Tho costumer looked him over at
tentively, bestowing special notice
on tho gleaming nob.
"Well, I'll tell you," ho said very
thoughtfully, "why don't you sugar
your head and go as a pill?"
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Why You Should Ve Clinnilici-Inln's
Bccaupo It has an established rep
utation won by Its pood works.
Because It Is most esteemed by
those who hove used It for many
years, as occasion required, and aro
hot acquainted with its good quali
ties. Because it loosens and relieves a
cold and nlds nature In restoring the
system to a healthy condition.
Bccauso it does not contain opium
or nny other narcotic.
Because it is within the reach of
all. It only costs a quarter. Ob
tainable everywhere. m
Victim of Accident Did you no
tice the number of that machlno that
SI Botts Sure.
Victim What was the numbor?
So Botts One. How many did
you think it was?
OLDER BUT STRONGER
To be healthy at seventy, prepare at
forty, is sound advice, because In the
strength oi middle lite we, too often forget
that geglected colds, or careless treat
went of Uglt achea and pains, simply
underaita strength aud briii? cluranfc
weakness for later years.
To be tfroBKcr when older, keep yonr
blood pure ami rich and active Vittli tbe
etrNgbhuiUliK and blood-nourishing
preaeriice of Seott'a Hwulsion whkk is a
food, a tonic sod a medio! a to keep your
htoed rich, alUvlate rhsamatitm aad
avefcl sickjMsv.' No alcohol iu Seett't.
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We keep a wide variety of stoves stoves for
the parlor, stoves for the kitchen, stoves
for the store, stoves for everywhere.
This is stove time; make your pick.
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Lancaster Loose Leaf Tobacco Co.
Third and Tiiplett Streets.
Largest Floor in Town Best Light.
DAILY SALES OPEN DAYIAND NIGHT.
All Tobacco Kept Insured.
Last year wo gold 9,000,000 iioimds, or -10 of all Hint passciV
over Jooio lent lloors and two-tiurua ot alt tliuilurloy.
There was a Reason
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