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TUESDAY, JULY 10, 1010
President Grants Audience to
Senator Burton.
Senators Dick and Wade H. Ellis on
Spot, but Do Not Participate In
Conference Judge Reynold Kin.
kade of Toledo Among Buckeyo
Visitors to Summer Capital Pres
idential Party Starts on Northward
Trip Aboard Mayflower Today.
Beverly, Mass., July IS. Among
Tresldent Taft's callers today was
Senator Burton of Ohio, who told
him of conditions which confront the
Republican party In that state. Sen
ator Dick and AVado 11. Ellis aro
still hovering In the offlng but thero
is no Intimation that cither was
present at the Taft-Buiton confer
ence. President Taft Is not going
to draw any platform for use at lie
publican state conventions thin fall.
Ho has no desiro to figure as tlio dic
tator of party policies and will not
oesumo the authority of a writcr-ln-chief
of these more or less Import
ant documents.
He let It bo known that ho had not
come out with an out-and-out in
dorBoinent of the Ohio platform that
Senator Charles Dick and Wndo II.
Ellis of Ohio brought here. Ho did
tako a brief look at sonio of the no toe
that the Hcnator and the Republican
state chairman carried, but that was
about all. The senator and Mr. Ellis
woro of the opinion after seeing the
president that their platform would
sorvo as a modol for other conven
tions. Tho president did not repudi
ate this nssortion to callers, but ho
did lei It bo known that ho would
not bother with othor platforms.
Klnkade Among Those Present.
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts
and Judgo Iteynold Klnkndo of Tole
do, O., wore two othor visitors at tho
Taft cottage who talked politics.
Judgo IClnkado nt one tlmo was men
tioned as a candidate for tho Repub
lican gubernatorial nomination. Mr.
Lodge was talking nhout statu nffulrs.
Friondi of Mr, Taft reltoratod tho
statement that ho is out of the cam
paign In Ohio.
The personnel of tho party which
will go north on tho Mayflower to
day was inado public. Here Is tho
list: Tho president, Mrs. Taft, Mae
tor Clmrllo Tuft, Horaco D. Toft, Mrs.
Louis T. Mopro and Professor Mooro,
Secretary to tho Piosldent C. D. Nor
ton, Assistant Secretary of tho Navy
and MrB. tVlnthrop, Miss Mabel
Uonrdman, Captain A. V. Ilutt. N. P.
Webster and James Sloan, Jr.
Packers Served With Subpenas,
Chicago, July 18. Fifty subponas
were sorved this morning on officers
and employes of meat concerns in
packlngtowu to uppear before the fed
eral grand Jury In tho "beef trust"
luvestlgutllon, Despite tho lid thut
had been clamped tight on nil mat
,tors relating to tho Inquiry, It '.caked
out that tho government plans' to ex
tend Immunity to a number of park
lug olllclals in uxchtingo for tho ovl
denco they may bo able to glvo to
tho InqulHltnilnl body.
Xnwrt Hit Mrt-.
Jnck Fold- Did juu nee tint t girl cut
me then? Frank Ylleo.--I noticed she
didn't bow. Jack Kurd And yet f
saved Iter life! Frank WlVox-lIov,''-Jaclc
Ford- Wo were engaged, and
dually hIu mild hIioM rather die limn
marry me, so I let her oft.
CHICAQO Cuttl: I!i'CV(H, K 31HBR 00:
Tvmih hUcih $i 75IfB SO; ueMnru Hl-frM,
U HiOHi 00, nIih'I.pim ami fcifiloiH. fi UU jt
t 7G. iuuk unit lio'fuis, r 00(j;7 00.
'iilvoH Jfi 7&H r.O Hhfi'ii mill I.iiiiiIh-.
Natlvo Mlii'op, i "Itrl !IS, wmtoin, V2 50
H 25 native W. II B0(f7 lG;M.it
rn. St r.Oili Id ye.nlliiL'H. Jl 40fi 5 'i
lldjM I.lB'U. $S 7riU'.l 1, lillxiM. J8 (iOi
Jl 10; hi ivy. J 54iX DO, kiiikIi, S :!S&
8 45 ptRH. SOft!) IB Wheat No 2
riM (now), $1 OW 10, Corn No. !,
li '.c. OnlH NO. 2 while, 1 1 V Hj II c.
CAST UUFKALO-Cntllu: Import cat
tlo. Stt 75W1 00. Khlpplni; nter, i My
7 n. liutoliiT oiltK JU 507 00; liolfura,
14 'ClOWO 00, fnl COWH, U 001J6 V5, hull.
13 6UU0 0), milker mid sprliiKcrn, JJ.'i 00
CC5 00, CjIvu (10 00(i 50. Hhi'op urn!
iJimUH MUw Mhccp, H 2,HiM 60; Wfltli
tr. $4 TiQi 00, vm, 7Gf4 2S; liuntii,
J6 00O7 5; ytailhiKH, 55 00f(u 26. Hok
HfiivlfH. it Qtt(t9 IS: medluma, ,(0 20j)
, ;i0; Yulkorn, J'J -45WU OS; iIkh, JO 7Gfp
F6; rouiilm, J8 TEifS E5; stuirn, Ji! 60 W
7 00.
PITTSDUnO-C'nHIo: Gholoe, 7 SB
t 15; prime, J7 60&7 10; thly Imti-liom,
t(! 25U6 K0; helfem, 14 00Q6 76; cowh,
bulls and itui. S3 OOifG 00; fronli cown,
S30 OOtfOO 00, Cnlvfit Veal, S7 00OH0 00.
Htitep uml Ijmtn I'rltuo wuthem, S4 60
it SB; K"Oil mixed, (4 15f4 40; Umbu,
15 007 23 ynnrllli!, J3 BOOB 25. Uag
Ucuvy hogs, J9 10JJB IB, meilhiinx, Jj 60
I 80, h''iivy YorkiTH, $3 dOjfO C5; Unlit
Yurkera. S3 TOif'J 75; plua, U soys 86.
CLEVELAND--CattI' Cliolo iiioers,
47 0UO7 SO, hcifom, J8 OOtpl 00; fut cdwh,
S5 005 10 bulU. J6 004G 25; nilln
and sprlnirera, S50 00065 00, Culve
i 60 down , flhcop and Lamhn Mlxeil
nhecp, J4 00Q4 61); wcn, Jl 004t4 60; best
Khei'P, SI 60; lambs, S5 00 07 00. Houi
Hcnvl'-H. JS 80, moilliiinM, IS 809 00;
Yorkers, S9 30, pit,-", 50 CO; rouglm, J7 60
ip CO, HtuRH, Jl! 75,
CINCINNATI-Wheats No, 2 red, SI 0J
ftl 10, Corn No 2 mlxoil, 05a5'io.
Outs No, 2 mixed, 42WO3o. llyo Nu.
2, 80fli82o Iird-Sll 70. Hulk Moats
SIS 76 Bacon SI4 874 Cattlo S2 00
7 00. fihoep Jl 7503 30. Lambs 14 00 it
7 16. Hufrn-JS 76Q3 30.
TOLEDO Wheat, St 0W: corn. 63Vic;
iiats, 43c; rye, 80s; clovcjietd, Jl ;5.
Eggs 20o ; butter 22c.
Gem Laundry, 7 N. Main St.
Clough for sowing machines. tf
Sharp's for cut flowors, 8 N. Main.
Refrigerators ?6.98 and up, Wool
son's. Miss Corn Putnam, of Gambler, is
tho guest of Miss Dorothy Dltwllcr, of
West Third street Mansfield News.
Mr. Charles Cooper of Columbus
wns tho guest over Sunday of his
mother, Mrs. Frederick Cooper.
Miss Mame McGurk of Cleveland nr
rived in tho city Sunday to spend a
week with friends dild relatives.
Mrs. James McVerry of Cloveland
spent Sunday in Mt. Vernon tho guest
of friends.
Mr. Doss B. Kirk returned to New
ark Sunday evonlng after a viBit In the
city with relatives.
Enameled preserving kettles at 10c
and upward, Woolson's.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McKay of West
Vino streot spent Sunday In Howard,
the guest of relatives.
Mr. J. G. Todd went to PlttBburg
Monday noon to attend to somo mat
ters of business.
Mrs. James McVory of Cloveland is
spondlng sovcral days with Mr. nnd
Mrs. Jnmes Feenoy of East Ham
tramck street.
Mr. and Mrs, Robert Glasgow enter
tained at dinner Sunday Superinten
dent nnd Mrs. Curtis McMnnls of tho
Knox county Infirmary.
Fruit canning supplies, Woolson's.
' Mr. Clinrles McMnnls returned to
his homo In Akron Sunday evening
nfter n short visit with relatives in
Mt. Vernon.
Mr. C. C. Lucas has resigned his po
sition with tho Quald storo and ex
pects to open u. clothing storo at Fred
crlcktown soon.
Miss Mnry llennlngton, oporator In
tho Gambler tolophono exchange
spont Sunday with her parents in Mt.
Hammocks, 08c up, Woolson's.
Master Kenneth Harper of East
Gambler street wont to Gamhlor Mon
day morning t6 spend tho day with
Master James Rogers.
Girl wanted for general housowork.
Country girl preferred. Mrs. E. H.
Fnlrchlld, 402 East Gambler street.
Telophono No. 073.
Mr. William McCormlck, Mr. Cyril
Allerdlng, Mr.' Earl Phillips and tho
MIbrcs Esther and Zclla Phillips spent
Sunday in Columbus. Tho trip was
made In an nutomobllu.
Miss Mny Walton nnd Mrs. Annlo
Tyrer of Newnrk aro spending sovcral
days In Mt. Vernon, tho guests of Mr.
and Mrs. John Walton of South Jack
son street.
Tho big valuos In tho hair goods
department at Woolson's includes all
i.li.iilnu tP It, ill 1.1 nif Inl.nn .itlfTr.
niiuuun ui nun ill nnuuiiuni jfiiiina
curls, transformations, rolls and tur
ban rats.
Mr. Joseph Henley of West Chest
nut street wont to Mansfield Sunday
livening lu accept a position in tho
cost dupiutmont of thu Ohlrr Brass
Mrs, 10. C. McMnnls ot Akron, O.,
Is spending hoveinl days In Mt. Vor
lion, during which time, hIio will at
tend tho funeral ot her aunt, Mrs. J,
W, Held, latu of Toronto, Cnundh.
Tonight at the Cooper theatre Cul
bane's Stock Co. In n comedy drama,
"For a Girl's Love." Show starts at
8 o'clock. Adml&slonlBc, Reserved
seats 25c. Children on arms will not
be admitted.
Mr. Wellington T. Loonnrd of tho
MaitHlleld Shield wiis In Mt, Vornon
Saturday evening, being enVouto to
Gambler to spend Sunday with Ills
family who Is spending (ho summer
Miss Vera Deal of Mnusllcld, who
has for tho past several months boon
employed as bookkeopor and steno
grapher at tho McConnell overall fac
tory, ri'turnod to Mansfield Sunday
evening to nccupt a posltlun in that
Dr. Mltcholl and wlfo nnd son, Low
is, of Newark spent Sunday tho guests
of Dr.G.D. Arndt and family, thuy hav
ing driven up from Nuwnrk In Dr.
Mitchell's nutomobllu. On tholr re
turn trip, they woro accompanied by
Miss Loulso Arndt, who will spend to
day In Newark as their guest,
Dr. nnd Mrs. Frances of Ironton, 0
were tho guests ot Mr. nnd Mrs. Ira
Atwood, Eust Chestnut stroot. Sunday.
Dr. Frances preached tit tho Vino
streot Church of Christ lu thu morn
ing. They returned to Nowark on thu
ovoulng train wlioro tho doctor had an
other engagement.
Tonlfjht at the Cooper theatre Cut.
bane's Stock Co. In a comedy drama,
"For a Girl's Love." Show starts at
8 o'clock. 'Admlss!on15c, Reserved
seats 25e. Children on arms will not
be admitted.
The following magazines are now
on sale at -Penn's store: Judge's
Quarterly, Alnslee's, Short Stories,
Good Housekeeping, Popular, Dlue
Book, Pictorial Review, Scrlbner's.
Mr. Henry Vogel of Cumberland,
Md., in the guest of his son, Mr. Ed
ward J. Vogcl, Oak street.
Miss Eleanor Parker hns returned
homo nfter :i two weeks' visit nt Clove
hind and other points along Lake Erie.
Mr. William Leo hns gono to Port
land, Mich., In tho Interest of the C. &.
G. Cooper company.
Mlrfs Fern Power of Ashlnnd. O., is
tho guest of MIbs Mao Smnlley of
South Vernon.
Miss Mildred Alcr will leave Wed
nesday for Washington, D. C, to visit
with relatives.
Mrs. Wllllnni A. Ackermnu Is spend
ing the week In Oberlln, Ohio, tho
guest of friends nnd relatives.
Bishop Dickinson of New Cnstle,
Pa., Is tho guest of Mrs. Charles F.
Baldwin, East Gamhlor Btreet
Mr. O. Ransom went to Utlca Mon
day noon to attend to ,somo business
Miss Ona Wander, who has been at
tending school nt Woostcr spont Sun
day with her parents In Danville.
Mr. R. A. Bentley of Columbus' is
spending sovcral days with friends In
Miss Winnlo Farquahr has returned
to her homo In Gambler after attend
ing school at Athens, Ohio.
Mr. James Cassll of Howard spent
Sundny In Gambler, tho guest of
Mr. C. D. Sculley of Pittsburg spent
Sunday In Gambler, tho guest of
friends and relatives.
A tallvho load of Gambler people
drove to Hiawatha park on Saturday
ovonlng, where a picnic was enjoyod.
Mrs. Ralph MnBt nnd Miss Ethel
Sanger of Mt. Vernon spent Sunday in
Gambler with friends and relatives.
Tho Gambler base ball team was
dofeated at Butler Saturday afternoon
by n scoro of 8 to 0.
Miss BcbbIo Laughlln of Warsaw is
spending' sovcral days with Mr. and
Mrs. Isaac Cucnot of Danvlllo.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Dolph Chapln of Co
lumbus aro visiting with friends nenr
Mr. William Wagner and Mr. Roy.
Rico of Gambler spent Sunday with
friends in Danville.
Miss Mlnnlo Ferguson of Danville Is
tho guest of Miss Sarah Greer of
Miss Anthony of Clovelnnd is spend
ing several days with friends in Gam
bler. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cochran and Mr.
nnd Mrs. H L. Clow of North Liberty
spont Sundny with relntlves nnd
friends in Danville.
Mr. Paul Gaines returned to his
homo in Cloveland Sunday after a
wcok's visit with his grandparents In
Dr. and Mrs. E. L. Porter nnd Mr.
nnd Mrs. Walter Burris of Danvlllo
spond Sunday with friends in Martins
hurg. Tho burial ot tho late William Prior
ot Loudonvlllo occurred at Wesley
chapel just north of Danvlllo Monday
Miss Emmn Wndo has returned to
hor homo near Brandon nfter a sovoral
weeks' visit with friends nnd relntlves
near Columbus,
Mr. and MrB. John Connrd and chil
dren of llrnmlnn nnd Miss Nellie Hunt
or of Columbus spoilt Sunday with
frlonds lu Utlcn.
Mr. and Mrs. S, A. Williams of Gam
bler i.pont Sunday In Brandon, tho
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Adnm WH
llnlus. Miss Nelllo Colopy has returned to
her homo In Mt. Vornon nfter n two
weoks' visit with her dnughter, Mrs.
Harry Baxter of Brandon.
Mlsa Lclhln Burris nnd tho Misses
Anna nnd Etilalla Crawford drove
from Danvlllo to Now Cnstlo, Ohio,
Sunday for n short visit with frlonds.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwnrd Bonnett nnd
two children of Akron nro spending
sovernl dnvs with relatives in Dan
vlllo. MIbb Jean Bushcn of Cleveland is
spondlng sovornl days In Gamhlor, tho
guest of Mr. nnd Mrs. A. Fish nnd
Miss Blancho Whlttington of Akron
Is spending sovernl days with hor par
outs, Mr. nnd Mrs. Whlttington of
Wost Vino stroot.
Mr. Chnrles 'J. Stovonson of Now
York City Is oxpocted In tho city
this weok to visit his cousin, Mr.
Dwight Curtis.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Harry Gulllmoro of
Cloveland spont Sundny in Mt. Vor
non, tho guests ot Mr. nnd Mrs. Charl
cb Murphy of EnBt Hnmtramck stroot.
Miss Rottn Hill ofWost Vino streot
wont to Buckoyo Inko Monday noon to
spend n weok at tho cottngo occupied
by Mr. nnd Mrs. Thomas S. Fowler.
Mr. James Feenoy roturned to his
homo in Mt. Vornon Saturday ovon
lng nftor spondlng several days lu De
troit attending to somo business mat
tors. Mr. John J. Tuughor, who Is attend
ing to n largo contract In Springfield
In tho lutoroat of tho C. & G. Coopor
Co., spent Sunday with his fnmllyln
Mt. Vornon. i ',
Mr. William Riley of Wnrsaw spent
Sundny in Danville, tho guest of
Mr. Kent Schnffer of Mt. Vornon
spent Sunday, in Danvlllo tho guest of
Dr. James F. Lee went to Columbus
Monday noon to attend to somo busi
ness matters.
Mrs. Hairy Llngerflold nnd daugh
ter, Miss Marie, of Dayton nro tho
guests of relatives in tho city.
Master Carlton Breeco of North Mc
Kenzlo street spent Sunday at Buck
eyo lake.
Miss Flora Frost has returned to re
sume her duties as nurso at tho Mt.
Vernon hospital nfter a week's visit
with relatives In Columbus.
Miss Mario' Breeco of North Mc
Kenzlo street Is spending sovernl
days with her uncle and aunt near
Miss Helen and Miss Louise Gordon
nnd Mrs. John Whltford went to Co
Monday noon to attend to somo busl
Mrs. II. II. Ensmlnger.
Miss Margaret Ickes roturned to
her homo in Columbus Monday after
a several days' visit with Mrs. W. E.
McCormlck of West Sugar street.
Bishop and Mrs. Leonard roturned,
to their homo In Cleveland Sunday af
ternoon after an extended visit with
friends and relatives In Gambler.
Tho Hlawntha Park Association
company have planned a full week's
entertainment at tho park commenc
ing today, both out door nnd In tho
theatre. Both atttractlons come high
ly recommended as first-class enter
tainers. Tho hlpprodromo races will
begin nt two o'clock each afternoon
and at 7:30 in tho evening. Tho the
atro performance will begin at eight
thirty each ovenlng. Our peoplo should
do what they can to help tho park
company make Hiawatha tho best
plcasuro resort In Ohio. No prettier
placo can bo found anywhere. The
car service Is nmplo. Get busy and
boost homo enterprise.
It Appears to Be an Ordinary Occur
rence In Liberia.
Of certain nspocts of Liberia Cap
tain Brnitlnvnlto Wnllls writes in tho
Geographical Journal: "The popula
tion of Jane Is large, almost untouched
by tho so called, civilization on tho
coast. It is typical of western Africa.
Tho men linvo Uno physiques uud very
Vlack skins, and most of them plait
their hair, which is worn about six
Inches to eight .Inches long. T,hey ap
peared to bo w,ell armed with rifles,
guns, spears and swords. AVlillo In
this town I sawfoven slaves, who wero
held by tho leg In wooden stocks.
They had been in that position for
Rome months. tbOno of them told mo
through the .Interpreter that ho had
been kept thus for two years. Ho was
a man of poor physique, nnd a pur
chaser could not thereforo bo easily
found for him.
"Tlint night, while nalcep in my
little hut in tho town, I was awakened
by hearing a gentle chorus of wom
en's voices singing somo ynrds away.
Aftor n few minutes tho chorus censed
and a single volco began, in Bnudc,
nu Afrlcnn soilg. Tho volco was soft
and melodious, nnd tho tune was fas
cinating nnd weird nnd harmonized
with the wild environment to which
It belonged. After n few Hues tho
other singers Joined, nnd the result
was most uttrnctivo nnd beautiful,
containing as it did such delicate har
mony with excellent tusto. During
tho yenrs I havo boon in Africa I do
not remember hnvlng heard anything
qulto llko this singing before, nnd I
shall never forget it. Tho interpreter
told mo tho next morning tlint tho
song wns to tho good Bplrlts, asking
them to guard nnd protect tho white
man nnd his followers on their Jour
ney." Another incident: "A few ynrds out
side tho llrst stockndo I noticed an
emply grave, tho newly turned earth
of which showed it had been recently
dug. This grave, it appeared, had
been ised for tho purposo of burying
n man tillvo as a sacrltlce, nutl I was
Informed In u most matter of fact
vuy nnd ns If tho occurrenco was
qulto tin ordinary' ono that tho un
fortunate victim's body had lately
been exhumed, to obtain certain por
tions for tho purposo of manufactur
ing fetish medJLelncs."
Rabbits Bread War In Australia.
Tho rabbit, which overruns Austra
lia, has almost caused a civil wnr. In
tho past certain Australians made co
lossal fortunes by exporting millions
of rabbits which they secured for noth
ing. Uvcntunlly, though, it beenmo
necessary for tho government to find a
hotter mean? of exterminating this de
structive creatiiro, for it threatened to
ruin tho country. A law wns passed
authorizing farmers to poison tho rab
bits. Thus tho rabbit exporting com
panies were put out of business. They
are now lighting frr tho repeal of tho
poisoning lnw.
What Toronto Drinks.
Toronto water Is so bad thnt they
have to strain it through a ladder to
separate It from tho debris. Citizens
tako It out of tho tap with a gimlet
and treat It with n solution of chloride
of Utile and qulphltc of copper to ro
move the germs, Any germs that aro
too big for this treatment thoy take
out to the back alloy and kill with a
elub.-Edmdnton Journal
2d Semi-Annual
Closes Saturday Night, July 23rd
Owing to the fact that we have to, prepare our inventory the last week
of July we are forced to close our 25 per cent discount sale Saturday night,
July 23 instead of Wednesday night, July 27, as we had previously advertised.
We make this announcement in order that everyone may avail themselves of
this the greatest saving opportunity of the season. Just think of buying al
most anything in this entire stock at ONE-FOURTH OFF.
White Goods
Colored Wash Goods
Work Shirts
Knit Underwear
White Dresses
All the above and many others you can buy this week at just one-fourth
off the regular price. In other words, 75c buys $1.00 worth of goods.
Anything in our entire store goes at 25 per cent discount excepting
The Meyer-Lindorf
III ,,,,,
Wldoe Funeral
Tho funeral of tho late Qeorgo Wl
doo occurred nt tho Chappelear under
taking parlors on Monday afternoon at
two-thirty o'clock, Rev. J. T. Black of
Ilclatlng. Interment In Mound View
The Reld Funeral
Tho remains of Mrs. J. AV. Roid, late
of Toronto, Canada, will arrive in Mt.
Vorrion on Monday ovonlng and will
he taken to tho homo of Mrs. Ilnttio
Liuiderhaugh on East Chestnut street.
Tho funeral Tuesday morning at ten
o'clock nt tho Lauderhaugh homo. In
terment In Mound View cemetery.
Mary Stratton Layman
Mary Stratton Laymnn died at her
homo Just south of Mnrtlnshurg Sun
day afternoon at about four o'clock
nfter a Hhort Illness caused by urn
emlo poisoning, Sho was nineteen
yours of ngo and Is survived by her
husband, her father nnd niothor
ono sister nnd onq brother. Tho
funeral at tho liouso T u o s d a y
ut Eaton Glmpcl cemetery.
To Entertain
With Bridge
Mrs. AVllllam C, Coopor and Mrs.
Samuel Daughorty, East Gambler
streot, havo Bent out invitations for a
brldgo party Thursday morning at 10
At Danville
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Cuonot onter
tnlned tho following persons at dinner
nt tholr homo in Danvlllo Sunday
noon: Mr. nnd Mrs. Clifford Hall, Mr.
and Mrs, Tony Cuenot. Mr. John Hall
and son, I.eo.
The Uatemantown Hthlo class are
arranging to hold nn ico cream festt
val at Batomantown next Saturday
ovonlng and a gonoral Invitation is
glvon to all to nttond. Special music
by tho band will bo furnished.
The Meyer-Lindorf Company's
Shirt Waists
Belts and Collars
Bags and Parasols
Muslin Underwear
Table Linens
Dress Goods
Silks '
Gloves v
Ready-To-Wear Goods
Lace Curtains
Linen Dresses
It Is hard to understand why so
much of the fiction that Is piled upon
the booksellers' counters these days is
so dry and unpalatable, so foreign to
tho deeper Issues of life, so deficient
In real human grip, when so much of
real life, as roflocted in tho dally
press, throbs with vital passion, ov
flows with poetry, pathos and pity.
AVhy don't our novelists read tho pa
pers? Instead of plowing up tho arid
wastes of their imagination, let them
turn to the fields of daily experience,
whoro the hopes and heartbreaks of
hundreds aro as an open book.
AVhat a sad and affecting story is
that of the railroad man's will, ono of
the shortest on record, filed at Iteg
istor Edwards's office, tho othor day!
ltohort J. MoElroy, hurt unto death,
wroto on tho back of a car-card at
tho I'ltcalru yards:
"Mary, all that Is mino is thine."
Ho could not finish his signature,
hut the puthotlc little document con
veys to his widow an estate worth
$G200. Thoro is lovo in thoso soven
simple words, moro of tho heart's ten
derest and holiest mood thnn in a ton
of tho silly letters that occasionally
divert tho public In dlvorco or breach
of promise trials. Horo Is a lovo story
no poetess of passion, no novelist of
tho most ardent art, could possibly
Aonther item of tho day's news puts
to shame tho deeds of any of the
gentlemen who haunt the hero fund
commissioners of Mr, Carnegie, orNtho
valorous exploits of tho gallant cava
liers that gallop through Colonial and
Civil war fiction. Mrs. Carrie Searles,
a Now Jersoy woman, aged 76, paid a
bill of ?5 which sho had incurred
In Ohio 4G years ago. She was a wi
dow with a child. Tho struggle of life
was heard. Sho could not save the
sum, with Interest, though sho put
nsldo every penny sho could spare.
Then her son died, leaving three de
pendent grandchildren to hor care.
Another agonizing struggle found her
nt the ngo ot 7G barely able to pay tho
principal and despairing of ever pay
ing tho interest. She sent tho $5 to
tho son of her creditor 46 years after
tho hill had been incurred. AVhat a
lesson to our lords of high finance,
who havo ovolved n now moral code
for corporations! For our speculat
ing and peculating cashiers, who so
often got mixed in their possessive
pronouns! Four our romancers, who
seek in vain amid tho logonds of
chivalry and tho annals ot tho far
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thest lands for heroic deeds to Im
mortalize in books!
It Is reassuring to read such things
to realize that the world is not as
bad as tho pessimist would have us
believe to know that honor and love
have not been squeezed out of hu
man hearts by a selfish and sordid
age. Somehow one can't believe for
long at a time in tho natural dopravl
ty of man. Pittsburg Gazette Times.
.J. MONKOE M1LT9 - .J.
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Mr. and Mrs. Zack Critchfleld of
Bangs and Miss Mary Critchfleld of
Orrvlllo, wero tho guests of relatives
hero Sunday.
Mrs. Elliott of Howard is visiting
her granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Horn,
this week.
Mr. AV. A. Smith was in Mt. Vernon
on business, Thursday.
Mrs. Itobort McCullough of Mt. Ver
non is visiting her mother, Mrs. Lydia
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Burris woro tho
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Claronco Par
rott, south of Mt. Vernon, Saturday.
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A daughter was born Sunday oven
lng to Mr, and Mrs. Gordon B. Johnson
of AVest Vino street.
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Portland, Oro July 18 Tho attend
ance at tho Oregon Stato tennis cham
pionship tournoy, which had its pre
liminary opening today on tho courts
of the Multnomah club, promises to bo
the best at any event of the kind ever
hold In this section. Included among
those scheduled to tako part aro the
world's two greatest women tennis
players, Miss May Sutton of Pasadena,
holder of tho world's title, and Miss
Hazel Hotchklss of Berkeloy, the na
tional champion. Tho tournament will
continue until ' until tho end of tho
Tho world's most successful medi
cine for bowel complaints is Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy. It has relieved moro pain
and suffering, nnd saved moro lives
than any othor medicine in uso. In
valuable for children and adults. Sold
by all dealers.
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