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"The Best
For Hamilton County
Santa Fc Limited Passenger
Trains Crash but Only
Engines Leave the
Members of Other Engine
Crew Hurt as Trains
(By Tlit! Associated Press.)
Fori. Madison, lowu, May 2t).
engineer and fireman on west Itound
California limited on the Sunta Fe
wore killed about 4 o'clock this morn
ing near here when the train crashed
hciidoa into east-bound train No. 4.
No passengers were injured and only
the engines of the two trains left the
The engineer was O. N. Eaton, of
Chicago. and the fireman was L). Tuy
lor, of Cliilllcothe, 111.
The eustbound train was running in
three sections, the first section being
struck by the west-liouiid train. Ac
cording to Santa Fe officials at Chi
t-ago, alt reports of the accident indi
cate that the (leutf engineer ran past
stop signal.
C.A. Van Loo. Chicago, firenutn on
No. 1, suffered two broken legs in the
crash atid Engineer Wallace, of Chi
cago. engineer of No. 1, was seriously
cut and bruised. J. Kirkhoff, Chicago,
general shoi foreman, wus also injur
This is the site of a similar wreck
three years ago when two men were
(Bv Tlie Associated Press.)
London, Miiy 20. Winston Spencer
Churchill, secretary for the colonies,
tnda.v told the bouse of common* tlmt
(treat Britain does not intend at pres
ent to withdraw all, troops from Dublin.
Fighting Continues.
Belfast, Ireland. May 20.—Sharp
lighting between members of the Irish
Republican a tiny and the I'lster sjieelal
coustabiilary occurred last night along
tl.c boundary between the counties of
Donegal and Fermanagh in the Hcllek
district. Five Republicans are report
id to have been killed and a number
wounded. One constable was killed.
'l'lie lighting followed the action of
the I'lster police in taking imssession
i.f licllek village and Magernes castle
near by. Officers from Bellek ambushed
I lie Kcpuldicnns and compelled tlu*n
abandon tlieir motor car. the driver
of which was killed during the heavy
Mexico Wishes to
Work With the U.S.
(Bv The Associated Press.)
El Paso. Texas, May 20.—Promotion
of trade, protection of American inter
ests. passiMirt matters and cooperation
between Mexican and American coun
suls. were subjects discussed by Amer
ican coiuisuls who have just concluded
a conference at Saltilln. accordins to
Counsiil John Dye. of Juarez, who has
returned front the meeting.
Besides Coansiii Dye. the following
coiuisuls attended: Fred P. Robinson.
Saltillo: J. B. Stuart. Chihuiiliiia.
City: Thomas Bowman. Montcry
Wiiliam Blinker, Piedrns Negras:
Walter *F. Boyle. Mesicali Jack D.
Coiinsul l)yc.
"We found everybody in Siutillo
very friendly to the Americans," staid
Hiekcrson, Tampieo.
Five Legged Kitten
and six Legged Pig
By The Associated Press.)
Wimkon. lown. May lilt.—William
Kwing of Forest Mills, last week re
fused an offer of ST." for a freak
five legged kitten, three weeks old.
while his neighlMir. (loorge Ralstoti has
a similar curiosity in the shaie of a
six footed pig. weighing pounds.
The pig is saiil to be as thriving ns the
rest of the litter.
(By The Associated Press.)
New York. May 20.—At dusk yester
day afternoon Mrs. Mary Kadi tell into
the Hudson river at the foot of
Seventy-Eights street. A New York
Central freight train stopped at a lieu r
by watcrsjKJUt. A brnkciuan who saw
the uged woman fall, jumiied from a
Itox ear, dived and brought her ashore.
He carried her to a safe spot.
The locomotive whistle shrieked,
a policeman at the top of an ombniig
ir.ent looked over. The brakeuian* call
ed liis attention to the unconscious
woman, then gave the go-ahead signul,
caught the rear car and was gone.
The woman was resuscitated and
taken liome.
2000,000 ACRES
(By Tlie Associated Press.)
.Buenos Aires. May lilt.—Snow-capped
mountain^. glaciers, azure lakes, tuiii
bling rivers and foaming cascades are
I among the beauties of a great national
park which the Argentine government
has just set aside t'roiu public hnids iu
The park has an area of nearly
000,(100 acres. It is situated mostly in
the territory of Xeupen, 011 the Chil
ean border and takes in foothills and
mountains of the Andes, including souie
of the volcanic
(By The Associated Press.)
Oska. May 3.—The Osaka muni
cipality plans to establish a gigantic
public piny ground capable of iiceomiiio
dating 70.000 [eople near the Osaka
liarlKiur at the estimated cost of -Sl-O,
000 with a view of encouraging public
interest in physical development. The
ground which lielonga to the Ajikawn
Land company of Osaka «*overs an area
of 11.7H0 tsubo. This will be leased
from the company on a -0 years con
tract. Permanent track**, field, stands,
a swimming |Mol, anil other atbletie
equipments will lie established. On an
adjoining area, a large baseball ground,
a football ground, tennis courts.ctc,
will lie constructed for the forthcoming
Oriental Olympic Athletic Meeting.
Dubuque Announces
Commencement Plans
(By The Associated Press.)
Dubuque. Iowa. May 21).—The com
mencement program of Dubuque col
lege here has lieen announced by K. A.
Fitzgerald, registrar of the institution.
The address will lie delivered by the
Most Keverand Archbishop James .1.
Keene, Archbishop of Dubuque 011 .Mine
The baccalaureate sermon will be do
livereil on Sunday .Inn*' 4 by the Rever
end John C. Stuart of Waukon.
Seventy-three students will graduate
this year in the Academy and 20 in the
college. Of the latter. 17 arc men
students and three are women.
Job was a patient man— but he never
had to sit still for two hours anil listen
to a political speech.
Expert radiator repairing. Wilson
Battery Co., 016 Seneca afreet. 10-Udtf
Dr. T. B. Lnrraliee, Osteopath, dtf.
"Neversmear" stamp pads for sale at
this office. dtf
A third of it
has never been exploded.
In the center of it lies a lake as
large us Lake t'luimplaiii, called
Nalmuel Huupi, over which tower 111a
jestie mountains and offering a mar
velous panorama of scenery. Dozens
of other lakes, large and small, lie eu|i
led among the valleys, some of whk-li
have probably never been disturbed
even by the paddle of 1111 Indian canoe.
The region has lieen described as one
of the most enchanting but little known
parts of the world.
The park will soon he approached iy
II state railroad, almost completed,
which will terminate at Kurilochc. Al
ready, however, the beauty of the scen
ery inn! the spirit of adventure have
for some years ben attracting travel
ers to the region who have not been
discouraged by the long horseback or
rough automobile journey necessary to
get there. Now, chalets, hotels, auto
mobile roads and bridle paths are being
planned for the park to accommodate
the flow of tourists which is expected
with the completion of the railroad.
County Auditor.
E. A. Correspondents
Spend Much Time in
Research to Find
Few People Know How Na
tional Holiday Came
to Be
From JStil to flic end of the war
Columbus had a Ladies Aid society, its
purpose being to care for soldiers, ill
or wounded, who might come home or
who could he reached ill the field. Ill
January, IStHi. shortly after the
end of the struggle. .Miss Lizzie Ruth
erford naked Mrs. Jaae Martin, a resi
dent of (Sreensville who was visiting in
Columbus, to join a number of other
women at Linwooil cemetery in looking
after the graves of soldiers who had
died ill Columbus hospitals.
The duty of devotion finished. Miss
Meeting Called.
Within a few days, in January of
SOU, she called a meeting of the society
at the home of Mrs. John Tyler. The
This meeting formed itself into tin
first Ladies Memorial association, with
Mrs. Carter 'as president.
Nothing was done toward selecting
the date for Memorial day until Miss
Itutherford returned. To her was given
the honor of choosing the (late. She se
lected April 2(1. giving two reasons:
first, that it was a day of sad mem
ories. the date upon which Oeneral
Joseph E. Johnson surrendered his
army to the Federals. ail act
that sealed thV- fiito of tlie Confeder
acy: second it was a ditto when flow
ers would be plentiful.
Witness llesrribfs it.
Death has claimed all the women
who attended the January meeting.
There is one person alive, however,
who has a personal knowledge of the
gathering. She is Mrs. M. E. (Sray,
daughter of Mrs. Tyler. Because she
was only 14, her mother did not per
mit her to come into the room, but she
attended tin first exercises held the fol
lowing April 20 at the St. Luke Meth
odist church.
Rapidly Miss ltutherfordV idea
spread through the south. Mrs. John
A. Logan, wife of (SoneraI Logan. 10111
nmnder-iti-cliiof of the 1.
R. learned
of the practice while visiting in the
south. At her urgent request. Oeneral
Logan issued an order In all (Sraiiil
Amiv posts to celebrate Memorial day
1.11 May •".. lsiis.
As the years passed, state after
state has. by an act of legislat urc.set
aside one day each spring as Memorial
day. While most states celebrate May
:!0. others have set aside April 2(5,
May 10. and .lime
The Americau Legion is now urging
fflebster Cftu jftmmatt
The. I'reemaii-.foui'iial fells here for fjrsf state in the union to establish
the first time how Memorial day got| successfully 1 group of theatre cen
lts start, in an article which represents jer8 where good,' wholesome plays
weeks of research on the part of the .olll(1
There were no festivities in con
nection with the first .Memorial day in
Columbus. This was a (lay of "sad
Nea correspondents. It places not served by the better class
'"of road companies.
that so little attention lias been paid
in history to the beginning of a day
which is now being observed all over
the world.
Columbus. (Jn.. t,v •Jit.-—To the
women of Columbus, (in., belongs tin*
honor of having conceived Memorial ciared by New York producers,
day as we know it today. The first ob
servance wus on April 211, 1800.
Charleston, IS. O., liurt previously
held a form of Memorial exercise on
May 1, ISdfi, consisting of dedication
ceremonies on the ground where 257
t'nion soldiers were luiricd.' Ten
thousand persons attended the exer
cises, which were arranged by Jauies
ltedpnth, general superintendent of
education. But as this gathering was
tailed for the single purpose of dedi
cating a cemetery, it could hardly be
regarded as tlie "first Memorial Day.''
Engine Crew Killedin Head-on Wreck
(By The Associated Press.)
Washington. D. C\, May 29.—The
McCumber soldier's bonus plan ap
parently commanded a majority of the
senate finance committee today hut
formal vote was deferred until Wednes
day to give senators additional time to
consider souie of the amendments sug
(By The Associated Press.)
Des Moines, Iowa. Ma.v 21).—-The
history of the Iowa, Little Theatre cir
cuit takes on an aspect of importance
when it is reiueoi bored that Iowa was'
,)r(,lticcd .by local talent in
The idea of the Little Theatre circuit
in Iowa was fostered by dearth of
available outside talent, the untoward
conditions of tlie theatrical world and
bythe so called "theatre holiduy," de-
A conference of Little Theatre work
ers at the lowu State fair lust autumn
resulted in the birth of the idea. of the
Little Theatre circuit. At that time,
the object of tlie lirfuiit work, was ex
plained by the chairman of the meeting
Professor E. C. Mable. of Iowa City.
He stated that the organization of
Little Theatre players should first pro
vide community dramatic activities in
their own towus: later, when the work
was well organized, each group should
prepare a play to be sent out to other
towns under the supervision of a cir
cuit committee, the latter to insure the
quality of the productions presented
under its supervision by accepting for
the circuit only good plays, plays well
acted and attractively produced,.
(By The Associated Press.»
Chicago, May 2!).—In spite of tlie
Civil war in China that raged around
Peking during the bitter days of April
and early May. the World Student
Itutherford and Mrs. Martin discussed conference was held in Peking as plan
tile significance of the work they havejned nnd is reported as having been
been doing in the ccmotery.
"Let us continue the Ladies Aid
society for work of this character," sail*
Miss Itutherford.
highly successful, the ltev. Sidney L.
(iulick. executive secretary of the com
mission on international justice and
good will before the conference of fed
erated churches of Christ, said hero
"The gathering of Christian repre
sentatives of important educational
bouse still stands. Those present were institutions from all over the world.
Mrs. ltobert Carter, president Mrs. meeting with Chinese educators and
It. A. Ware. Mrs. William (i. Woolfolk.
Mrs. Clara M. Dexter, Mrs. J. M. Mc
Allister, ami Mrs. Charles J. Williams.
Neither Miss Rutherford nor Mrs.
Martin were able to attend, both being
out of the oily..
students, served to deepen the already
friendly relations of the Christian
movement in China to the Christian
leaders in other lands, and particu
larly of America." he added. "The
American minister in China, .facob
Could Schurmim. former president of
Cornell Cniversily. rendered iiu|Mrtant
service during the disturbances due
to the Civil war by standing firmly for
principles of non-intervention on tin
part of foreign troops, in spite of the
desires of representatives of other
Ramsay Helped get
Wall Lake Park
Iowa Falls. Iowa May 21).—A letter
was sent out this week by Secretary F.
Pat ton of the Iowa Falls (Sun Club,
addressed to sportsmen over the state,
outlining the history of the efforts of
the sportsmen of this part of the state
to si
•cure Wall Lake as a state purk. It
recites the conference of a committee
with the executive council at the state
house in Des .Moines in February. 1!22.
lifter .52.NOO had 'been raised for the
purchase of land along the lake for a
public park and the subsinuetit re
jwirts of secretary of state Hanisay and
treasurer of state Iturbank in relation
to establishing a park—the former for
a real park and the latter for a "low.
swampy piive (ground without shade
which would not interfere with the
leaseholds of liis finerdsEafVdliilrarac
leaseholds of his friends." Mr. Pat
ton says when secretary Itainsay of
fered a resolution for a real park Rani
say. Kendall and Hayiics voted for it
hut BuHiank voted 110.
tliat May be made a universal
Memorial day. not only throughout the
I'uited States hut all
May Delivery Topples and
Plunged Downward 11
Cents a Bushel
Lowest Quotation on This
Delivery Today was
(By»Tlic Associated Press.)
Chicago. May !I!i.—Wheat prices
Hindi* a sensational dive today. May de
I'ver.v plunging downward 11 cents a
bushel as compared to quotations
earlior iu the session. May went as
far down as $l.isa-, and for the lirst
time this year sold at a lower price
than .Inly.
The Associated Press.)
Washington. I). C.. May 20.—Orga
nized baseball as conducted by profes
sional dubs under lie national agree
ment. the supreme court held today.
not interstate commerce and the
lubs lire not liable under the Sherman
anti-trust law.
The decision of the court is a victory
for organized baseball as against the
claims of the Baltimore club of the
defunct federal league ami sets aside
the verdict of the District of Columbia
supreme court awarding the Baltimore
daniases of $2-10,000 against organized
(By The Associated Press.)
Harhin. Manchuria. May 20.—The
soldiers of (ieneral Chang Tso Lin.
along the Chinese eastern railway, have
mutinied and declared iu favor of
(Senernl Wu Pel fa. who defeated
Chang in recent battles around Peking.
Almost the entire railroad is in the
hands of troops who have revolted
against the Munchui-lan dictators and
supporters of (Senerai Wu are now iu
control iu Chili Li.
Famous Second Divi
sion to Have Reunion
(Jiuintico. Va.. May
annual reunion of tlie
division, which cap!
tin- prisoners mid
2!).—The third
famous Second
ured one-fourth
artillery pieces
taken hy the A. E. F.. and suffered one
tenth of the 1'. S. losses iu the world
war, will be held at (u.antico, Va..
forty miles below the nation's capital
on tin* historic Potomac .lunc (I. 7 and
•S. Those three days coincide with the
three days of the hottest limiting that
the Second's artillerymen, doughboys,
leathernecks, engineers and other units
experienced while barring the attack
of the tiermans on the Paris-Chateau
Thierry road ill .lunc. l'.H*.
Tokio to Improve
Park After Fair
(By The Associated Press.)
Tokio. May 20. Marked improve
ments will lie made iu the appearance
of rytno Park after the conclusion ot
the pem-e exhibition now being held
there, when the riuht of its control will
be transferred from the Imperial
Household to the municipal authorities.
The fontures of the new contemplated
improvements will be the provisions for
s|iortlng and gymnastic exercises, con
struction of flower beds ami the con
version id" Shiuobasii pond into a
public bath place.
Let us drain your crank case at oiir
oil pit. Service free. Ilawkcyc Serv
ice Station. lsdlmo
Xew prices
the world.
W ilia til phone "!H.
(By The Associated Press.)
Portland. Ore..May 20.—Seven sailors
were killed and two firemen injured in
a collision last, night in the Columbia
river off Altoonah, Washington, be
tween the steamers'Welsh Prince and
Iowan, according to information avail
able early today at the naval radio
station at Hortli Head.
The steamer lowan wiia re|iortod to
be 011 her \vil,v up the Columbia river
early this morning under her own
(By The Associated Press.)
London. May 2!).—Lord Xorthcliffe
has announced that hereafter the
editors of The Evening Xews, which in
cludes the members of the staff who
would be termed "copy readers" 011 an
American newspaper, will work only
four days a week instead of five as
"Since 1S0X." said Lord Xorthcliffe
when making the announcement, "the
pace in evening newspaiier production
lias been intensified and is going to
increase still further. Win-less tele
phony is lieginning and is going to af
fect the publication of news.'V
The occasion was the retirement of
W. H. Evans, the editor-iu-ehiof of (he
Evening News who hud lieon for 2S
years on one or another of Lord Xorth
cliffe's paiiers. Lord Xorthcliffe gave
him 11 banquet, presented him with a
cheque for £10.000 and awarded him a
pension of £2,."i00 a year for the next
10 years ami afterwards, for the re
mainder of his life, 11 pension of £1.000
a year.
According to the testimony of news
paper men who have worked in both
Xew York and London afternoon news
papers, the work on the latter is much
easier. The New York afternoon news
papers use on an average thrice as
much news as do their l^ondon Con
temporaries and do much harder hust
ling to get it.
Des Moines. Iowa, May 20.—Super
indents of the various departments
which will be the centers of interest ill
the woman's tuiildiiig at the 1022 Iowa
state fair. Aug. 2J5 to Sept. 1, were an
nounced today by the fair managemeiit.
They will include:
Chairman program committee.—
Mrs W. II. Snider. Davenport: art
exhibit.- Professor C. A. Cunimlngs,
Des Moines: state traveling library—
'Miss .luli.i A. Robinson. l)es Moines:
public health department.—Dr. Rodney
P. Fugan. Dos Moines: baby health
department.—Mrs. S. E. Liucoln. Des
Moines: domestic science.—Miss Xeale
S. Knowles, Ames.
Directors of the women's department
of the fair this year promise one of
the most interesting and representative
departments «f this kiud ever held at
the Iowa exposition.
Somaliland Colony
Watched With Hope
Rome, May 20.—The Duke of the
Abruzzi is devoting all liis time and
energy to the development of the
Italian colony of Somaliland and mem
bers of the Italian royal family are
taking keen interest in his efforts to
make it prostK'rous.
The duke has just returned from
Somaliland with the announcement
that 7."iO acres of hind have been pre
pared for cotton growing and that the
first crop is exiw-cted this year. Within
five years tin- duke hopes to provide
for irrigation and cultivation of I.'l.OOtl
acres in the valley of the 1'ebi Scebeli
where the soil is very rich and capable
of growing ninny other crops iu ad
dition to cotton.
Osaka's New Library
one of Best in East
Osaka. May 20.—By the end of aut
umn Japan will receive a fine addition
to the public libraries already in exist
ence. The new library will N* con
structed at N'akanostiiiiin in Osaka at
the cost of I.OOO.OOM yen which has
been contributed by Baron Suuiitoiap
of that town. Ill res|ect of appiiirance
as well as equipments, the new library
which will
known as the Osaka
prefectural library, will l»e one of the
best in the Orient.
County's Oldest
Executive Council of Organ
ization Goes Into Coun
cil to Consider Re
Employes Face Cut of $48,
000,000 July 1 Through
(By Tlie Associated Press.)
Detroit. Mich.. May 29.—Rflirf
that a strike vote will be ordered
Itjr the executive council of the
lulled Brotherhood of Mainte
nance of Way Employes and Rail
way Shop I-tborers was expressed
today by E. F. GraMe. grand presi
dent of the organization,
council went into session to con
sider wage reductions (Wilfred
yesterday by the United States
railway labor board.
Chicago. May 20.—Maintenance of
way employes of tlie nation's railroads
face a $48,0()0,0I0 wage reduction July
1 as a result of last night's order hy
the railway labor board. The order
affects 400.000 men.
This order, the )M00,(H*0,000 slash
last July and pending orders affecting
other classes, of carrying the
ratio of reduction,, will place railroad
labor back where it was before the
*000,000.000 of May. 1020.
Impending decisions governiug wages
if .100,000 railroad shop men. 'JOO.OOO
clerks, telegraphers and station em
ployes and other classes were expected
to follow closely upon last lilgbt's or
der which cut the pay of maintenance
of way workers from 1 to 5 cents an
(By The Associated Press.)
Clinton. Iowa, May 20.—Train ser
vice was lesumed this morning on the
Milwaukee railway and the Midland
branch of the Northwestern railway
into territory covered hy cloudbursts
and floods Thursday afternoon and Fri
day morning. Itepairs of the tracks,
right-of-ways and bridges damaged liy
the flood are practically completed.
Blames Kissing for
Spread of Divorce
(By Tlie Associated Press.)
Sioux City Iowa. May 20.—Girls who
permit men to embrace them and who
even go so far as to indulge in oscill
ation. are the type of girls whose
marriages iisualy end in divorce, the
Reverend Lewis Jncobseo. |Mistor of
the First Baptist church here claims.
"1 think no girl is of a serious mind
who allows herself to lie used as a door
mat and permits a youg man to hug
and kiss her for an ice-cream cone."
the Reverend Jacobseh declares. "Such
action indicates they are not thinking
seriously of ii home and its responsi
The Reverend Jncobsen gives as the
causes of the spread of the divorce
evil individualism, lessened sense of
moral resioiisH»iHty and newspaper
humorists, who. he claimed, treat mar
rlugc flippantly.
The Soliloquy.
She used to be a modest wren
Dressed soberly in brown.
tut that was yesterday! Todiy
She Hits about the town.
flaming bird of paradise.
All purple, gold and red.
s,Hrf i,s
her head.
Iler face was niiee tinle pink ami 'Team.
Her hair a ipiiet brown.
She's rod-checked now, and Iteuua
To match her lieiiua gown!
Iler lilies are slim as lines should l'e.
Her lips the proper hue.
Uut praise the Lord she cannot paint
Her eyes! They still are blue!
Elizabeth Newport Hepburn in the
New York Times.

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