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THE DEMOCRATIC BANNER.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1912.
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Mrs. Llzzlo Ilamsoy fa qullo sick
with pnouinonla at U10 homo of hor
sister, Mrs. Houtou ISoal at Mansfield.
A. M. Dunmlro has beon confined
to tha houso for Bovonil days hecauso
of a hurt caused tiy a jilcco of lumbor
In his mill falling on his back.
C. C. Stahl of Lyons, Kansas, who
has been visiting hero for sovoral
weeks left for homo last Wodnosday.
John Kaylor and family of noar
Oroer visit at Dr. CJray'a from Sun
day till Tuesday.
Revival meetings h(M1 continue, at
tho M. 13. Church for Uip.ro has bcon
IN MEMORY OF JOHN BUNYAN
London -Jan., 25 After a lapno of
Tioarly two and a quarter centuries
since Ills death, London paid n be
lated trlbuto to tho moinory of John
Ilunynu today, when the national
memorial window In tho north tran
sept of Westminster Abhoy was un
celled villi Impress! vo ceremonies,
Tho mem-jilnl to tho "Inspired tinker"
was designed by J. N. Cowpor and ex
ecuted at a cost nf $G,000, raised by
popular subscription. Tho window,
designed In two sections, lllustrnloH
Eomo of tho chief scones and episodes
In IIunan'sHuiiuorlnl "I'llgrlm's Pro
grcFs.'' RARE 8TAMP8 AT AUCTION
New York, Jnn. lb Tho snlo ol
one of llio (In out stamp colloclions
dispersed In n long Qmo In thin city
attracted a largo gathering of' dealers
and collecloai to a Broadway auction
room today. Anions; O10 rnro vnrlo
tles Includod In O10 snlo wiui n St,
Louis PoaUutMlafa ufnnip, of 5 cents
denomination. Issued in 184t, nnd val
ued at J 150, and an uniisod, specially
printed U-cont-Miicklnli purplo Gov
ernment Issue, of IB80, valued at $100.
Among tho alitor rarities wore a iiiiin
bcr'tlf enrly luuird rovanuo stamps,
UNION UN CENTRAL AMERICA
Thoro Is no reason viy thoro should
bo a half dozen Btntoti In Central
America. Shortly after tho sopara
tlon f am tho Spanish crown, practlc
ally nil of this region was otio, A re
nulled country luui boon tho Ideal of
its fnt-seelng Tnon irvor sluco. United,
Central Aniclcn would bo largo
ououph to form a strong, worthy mom
ber of tho family of nations; divided
up Into potty wnrrlug states as It Is
now, It Is unwoilliy of such a place.
To help aculovo this desired conimm
illation Ii nothing lei.s than our dul
'Its accomplluhmoiil would bo worth
of the hlghoiil acclaim. World Toduj
'WHY THEY ARE "C0PPER8"
A Sun reader dcslied to know sovur
al dttjB ago why It was that Now Yoik
City policomeu 1110 iiomotlines spoken
of as "coiis" or "coppers." Under the
charter of IH47 a pollen force for the
city wan established. Tho memhors
wore no uniforms. They woio glazed
caps and copper luittxius In thu lapel
of their coals tending, "Member of thu
i'ollco Force of Now Yoik City." From
the copper buttons came the term
"copper" or "cop."
TWILIGHT BEAUTY 18
HELD BEST OF ALL
In tho piefaco to "Lo l'atitel," bj
Kail Itoboits, it book which has come
to bu iccogulzcd as authoritative, M
J. Iwlll, tho I'i(;nch artist, says:
"Leonaido da Vlnel said In one of
Ills inanui.viiptH 'If you wish to boo a
Jlguio In Its gicatdfcl beauty look at It
In thu evening at the opuuiug of a
road.' Thin Is lino, for tho day Is at
Its dccllno ami nutu-u becomes giand
1 and botullful; thu dutnlln disappear.
tho giand uiasHus am accented and
'things that appear banal In dayllKUl
'Jjcconie superb as night fall. I do
'CASTOR 1 A
Tor Infanta and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
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uCC5 w fm vC&
Some Arc Stamped Out With a
Die, Some Cut From Tubes.
BUT MOST OF THEM ARE CAST
As a Rule, They Aro Formed In Moldt
of Cuttlefish Bone, Into Which th
Pattern Sinks ns Though Pressed In
to Wax Making tho Molds.
Cuttlefish bone la familiar to uinst
people, ns it is seen thrust between the
bars of n bird cage for birds to peck nt
Birds clean their beaks on it, nnd they
like to cat it. Hut cuttlefish bono has
Utlier nnd more lntcrcstlng uses. It
fj used In thu manufacture of tooth
powder and of polishing powder und
In the making of n prepared food for
birds, but perhaps the most interest
lug of its uses la In tho making of
molds In which to cast gold rings.
Some gold rings uro cast In tiny
dasks containing molds of One sand,
others aro stamped out with a die.
Wedding rings ure made from a drawn
tube of gold in which the rounded out
er shape of the ring Is produced on a
mandrel, the several sections thus
fotmed belug then sawed off oven
when finished nnd polished to form a
perfect ring. Rut of tho vast number
of solid gold rings produced by manu
facturing Jewelers, including rings to
be mounted with stones, 70 per cont
uro cust in cuttlefish bone molds.
Such a mold can bo used but once,
and so the niiiniifiicturlng Joirclcr uses
a lot of cuttlefish bone. Tho molds
may bo made In two, three, four or
five parts, according to the elaborate
ness of the ring to be molded. The
bone serves both nu flask and as mold
Suppose the moldcr Is to make for a
ring comparatively simple In shape n
three part mold, lie sits at n bench
on which he has brass patterns of the
rings to bo molded. The munufuctur
lug Jeweler has hundreds, many hun
dreds, of these pattern lings, to which
ho Is continually adding designs,
Ilundy by the molder has a box of
cuttlefish bone. Only bono of the finest
quality and finest textuie Is used, and
such bono serves for this purpose ad
mirably. Under pressure of uu object
upon It this bone bleaks down perfect
ly and with no surrounding fractures
or fissures. It takes nu impression prac
tically us perfect as a plastic mnto
rlul would do, whllo nt the samo lima
It stands up perfectly around the im
Tho molder takes a cuttlefish bono
In Its familiar oval shape and with a
little sharp toothed saw saws oft tho
tapering sides and the ends, leaving
a keystone shuped or un oblong block.
Then straight across ho saws oft one
end of this block about a quarter of
Its length from tho end, and then tho
Inrger piece ho snws through from side
to sldo midway of Its thickness. Now
ho has the original block of bone di
vided Into three parts.
Ho rubs tho fjice of each of these
parts perfectly sSiooth on a metal plate
set before him conveniently in the
bench, nnd then tho material Is ready
for use as a mold. The molder turns
0110 of the two bigger blocks over on
tho bench with tho smoothed surface
up nnd picks up the model ring, and
with it deft, suro touch ho pretwes this
model down for half Its thickness all
around Into the delicately fragile but
evenly textured bone this In the
case of a three pleco mold at one end
of tho block, leaving the head or cap
of the ting projecting beyond the end
edge. Next he picks up the other half
of this block, turns Its smooth face
down and pi esses that down upon the
ring ns It lies with half Its thickness
projecting above the surface of the
Viwer block, nnd now he has a moid of
the ring complete except for tho pro
Jivtliighead. At this stage he picks up that end
piece of tlie bone that ho had snwed
off mid piesses that with its smooth
face down upon the ring's head, ho tak
ing 1111 Impression of Hint, and then lie
hiis the mold complete, but with tho
model ilng Inside of It.
Now he urines lightly this model out
side, across Its side edges, and ho scores
lines fiom the top block to the sides,
no that when be has taken tho molii
apart he can put It together ngalu pre
cisely as it should be, and then ho
opens It and takes out the pattern, and
If iinywheie the molded form til 1011 hi
require a touch of smoothing he does
Unit, and then, beginning small and
opening out wider, he cuts out In the
Inner sides of the two halves or thu
big block from the bend of the ring
mold out to the end of the block an
opening, the gate, through which tlte
molten gold will be poured when the
ring Is molded, Then he puts the
pieces of the mold together again mid
binds them with soft wire, and Uio.'o'h
jour cuttlefish bom) mold perfect and
rlniiiollnies th"y hlml half a dozen or
a do'en of such molds together and
cut little channels ItiBliln from the gate
to each one of the separate molds with
in, und then tvlien they pour the gold
they mold half a down or a down
rings at ouch. Now ork Sun.
"How did you ever niuungo to get on
tlie good Hide of that crusty old uuclo
of jours?" asked I'aii,
"Fed III in the tl.lngs he liked when
ho came to visit uw,"ioplled Nan. "Thu
good side of any man is hLs Ini'lde."
Gratitude In n Mibtlo form of re
venire. The receiver of a biieflt re
covcro I1I1 supurhrlty In thu effort to
to grateful. John OuUduou.
The Wonderful Flight
of ths Golden Plover.
J , p'
nvcrybody knows that most of our
birds eomo north to their nesting
grounds in the spring and go south In
tho fall. Some of the longest Jour
neys nro made by tho smallest birds.
A few species leave tho far north in
August and September, making enor
mous flights over tho ocenn to winter
homes in tho southern hemisphere.
Thus tho golden plover leaves Nova
Scotia and files without a stop straight
to South America, wintering on tho
pampas of Argentina, a Journey of
some 0,000 miles, 2,000 being over tho
ocean, without a stop even for food.
On tho Paclllc sldo the golden plover
leaves the Aleutian Islands and goes
2,000 miles to Hawaii without a rest
nnd winters' In the southern hemi
sphere from the Society Islands to
Australia, With this bird the north
ward trip Is slow, and the eastern
group crosses the continent of South
Amerlcn. Mexico, tlie great plains and
ncross Canada to Its arctic nesting
grounds, while the western birds go
up the Malay peninsula and along tho
Chinese and Siberian seaboard. Thus
these birds make the enormous Jour
ney of 12.000 to 10,000 miles each
year. St. Nicholas,
Jnpaneso houses ure built rather to
resist earthquake than to withstand
lire. They are exceedingly light bam
boo or frame affairs. Instead of strong
foundations (Irmly Imbedded Into the
earth there aro tint stones, on which
the frame lightly rests ut the corners.
Such structures will survive earth
quake shocks that would crumble to
heaps houses more solidly built.
Within tho house Is simplicity Itself.
Tho eottago moy contain one or a doz
en rooms, at the owner's whim, ut any
moment when he chooses to let tho
curtains down. If he wishes to rctiro
he can mnko his bedroom by drawing
down around him. nt any spot on tho
floor that suits his fancy, curtains
made of paper. This material Is trans
lucent enough to admit light Into tho
Impromptu room without destroying
its privacy. For a bed all the Japa
nese needs is a heavy quilt or two.
With the house everything Is Immnc
ulately clean. A Jnpanese will not
tolerate a dust collecting carpet tacked
upon bis door. Ho prefers grass woven
mats, which he can take up mid clean
every day. Cushions on the floor do
duty as chairs, and about the only nr
tlcle of wood furniture In the house Is
the tiny table where the family drink
their lea. Philadelphia Ledger.
Game of Noted Men.
The hostess begins by saying: MI
know a celebrated poet. The first part
of his name Is black, and the last Is an
Tho player responding "Coleridge"
in turn describes the mime of somo
other noted person for Instance,
Shakespeare saying: "I know 11 noted
author and poet. The first part of bis
mime people do when they are cold,
and the hist part Is a weapon of war
fare." dive only the profession, noth
ing else. The following mimes icndlly
lend themselves to this simple but In
structive little game:
Words-worth, Shell-ey (Shell-lea),
Church-Ill, Wnl-pole. Web-ster. Washing-ton,
Long-fellow, lllaek-stone, Iziinl;
Ono of the happiest holidays In tho
whole year In Switzerland Is when tho
fanners bring their (locks down from
the mountains where they have been
all summer, School Is closed, nnd tho
children go to meet them In proces
sions, singing songs, ringing bells and
waving flags. As n reward for their
enthusiasm the fanners treat them to
11 dainty supper of sweets and cakes,
which they are allowed only on holi
days. ' Tho children of Russia play marbles
Wltn tlie l;iiiu'l;lo bones of sheep.
The Klna and the Ct.
An nnrlcnt mourlor owned 11 cat,
IfniiitHomu und slool unci tame,
Tho l.lni;. Ills imisler, Ktir.cil tlioroat
Ami ccnoti'd tliu tmniu.
''Sir llelilon,"-'tnn tho kins who npoke
"Thy eat delights my oyt-s.
Qlvo tier to mo nnd thou Htialt have
What over tliuu dont prlri'."
Blr Helilon then wns soro of heart. ,
Yet lie could not icfutc
IIo itqo Ills eat unto tho king,
"Now," snlj tho monarch, "chooae."
Tim knlahtH they Momlereil what 'twould
The. linlloR wniiilereil too,
Woro ihtlra this chntivo they'd auk for
, And rattles not n few.
Clr rtoUlon knelt. "Oh, plre," mild he,
"My dourest wish la that
Dfou'vo pledged your word to j;rnnl It,
You clva mo back my rnt."
W LLIAM B. CREW
Former Justice of ths
Ohio Supreme Court.
JUDGE GREW DIES
IN MARIETTA HOTEL
Was Former Justice ol Ohio
Marietta, 0 Jan. 2C With but a
few hours' warning, death came to
Former Judge William Dlnfoid Crew
of tho Ohio supreme court, who was
stopping nt a local hotel. Judge
Crow had eomo hero from his
homo In McConnelsvIUo nnd drove
in a buggy to Parkeishurg, W. Va.,
to look aftor sorne business affairs.
Ho seemed In perfect health. IIo
drovo back, ato a fair supper at tho
hotel, but aftor tho meal complained
of fooling ill nnd went to his room,
n tho course of an hour, feeling no
better, ho called a physlclnn, but ho
sank rapidly and died in a fewi hours.
Tho body probably will bo taken to
McConnelsvIUo for builal, though,
slnco his retlromcnt from tho su
premo bench a year ago, Judgo Crow
had lived most of tho timo with his
daughter, Mrs. Hemy It. Gall of
Judge Crow was born in Morgan
county, April 1, 18c3. Ho was elect
ed a member of tho legislature in
1889 and to tho common pleas bench
lrom 1891 to 1902. when ho was ap
pointed to tho supremo court bench
10 fill tho vacancy caused by the
death of Judgo M, J. Williams. He
W08 elected to succeed himself In
November, 1902, and left tho bench
In Pobruary, 1911. t
SEEK MISSING GIRL
Oxford Student Disappears on Return
Cincinnati, O., Jan. 25. Mystory
In tho whoiottbouts of Miss Edna
Ford, 18, a student at tho Wcstorn
Collego for Women at Oxford. O.,
was called to tho attontlon of tho
Cincinnati poltco aftor C, S. Colo
man of llcnvor Dam, Ky., had askod
tho pollco of Loulsvllla to look for
Sho disappeared on Jnn. 14, ac
cording to tho complaint mado to
tho Loulsvlllo police, whllo on route
to Oxford to resume hor school work
aftor tho holidays. Hor friends and
rolntlves nt Uoavor Dam havo not
hoard from hor slnco.
AS YOU LIKE IT
Thp first company of Cltrl Scouts
In the United States has boon organ
Philip Kuohnlc, Itopuhllcnn lcador
of AMnutlc City, convicted of graft
ing, was fined $1,000 and sentenced
to ono year's imprisonment.
Itov. M. C. Peters of tho Pilgrim
Congrogatlonal church, Now York,
will opon a grocery whoro poor poo
pie can purchase llfo's necessities for
At Hammond, IndVlncontSovmnn
ski was killed by a live wire at a
dnnco. Tho roolry was continued
after tho removal of tho corpse.
Thirty-two rollglous denominations
aro represented at Ohio State univer
sity, tho Methodists leading with
Joy of Shopping.
Hub (shopping with his vlfe)-lf tho
goods you were Just looking nt suit
you, why try other places? Why didn't
you buy them and let us go home?
Wife-How foolish you talk! Why,
I'm not half thed out yetl Iloston
A Cautious Parent.
She Robert, Just look at little nisa
(aged three weeksi. The dm ling grows
more benutlful every day. Sho will
make a gr.od match somo time or other.
He For goodness' sake.don't talk about
Bucli things before the child! London
"Tommy, If you'll saw some wood I'll
ell you whnt I'll do."
"What's .mt, dad?"
"I'll let you have the sawdust to play
ircus with." WushliiKton Herald.
Is Said to Bo Favorite for
13 BOOSTED BY WIGKERSHAM
President Taft Not Influenced Ly
Protests Against Kansas Jurist
Growing Out of Railroad Rate
Cases, but Listens to Attorney Gen
eral's Praise of Secretary of Com
merce and Labor House Wants
Publicity of Judicial Indorsements.
Washington. Jan. 25. Charles Na
gel, secretary of commerce and la
bor, Is now leading by a few points
United States Circuit Judgo William
C. Hook as tho most likely candi
date for appointment to tho United
States supremo court in placo of
tho Into Justice Harlan. Judgo
Hook's namo has not been dropped
entirely, but it is known that tho
rrcsldcnt is disposed to appoint Mr.
It is said that Mr. Taft's turning
from Judge Hook has not been
caused by any of tho protests lodged
with him owing to Judgo Hook's de
cisions in the 2-ccnt rail in ad rato
caso. Attorney General Wlckorsham
has strongly advocated tho appoint
ment of Mr. Nngel.
Mr. Taft also conferred with Chlof
Justice White, presumably on tho
filling of the supremo court vacancy.
It is known that the lato Justlco
Drower at ono time cxpressod tho
opinion to Mr. Taff that Judgo Hook
wns "too radical." Justlco Brewer's
opinion Is said to havo had consider
able 'weight with Mr. Taft when
Judge Hook's name was under con
sideration on a previous occasion.
House Wants to Know Who Recom
mend Federal Judges.
Wnshlngtrn, Jan. 25. Tho houso
gave Indorsement to ono of tho prop
ositions that William J. I3ryan has
been advocating in season nnd out
for n long time when it adopted
nn amendment to a Judiciary
bill providing that "beforo tho pres
ident shall appoint any district, cir
cuit or supreme Judgo, he shall make
lublic all indorsements in behalf of
Mr. Bryan has repeatedly urged
tho enactment of a law of this sort.
Whllo President Taft was on his
western trip last summer Mr. Bryan
mado a public speech on the subject,
to which Mr. Taft roplled. Only a
chort time ago, the 8th of this month,
Mr. Bryan, spcuklng nt tho Jackson
day dinner horo, urged this schomo
for publicity of Judicial Indorse
ments, but tho Democrats did not an
ticipate that ono of their numbor
would spring tho proposition. Rep
resentative Cullop of Indiana, a Bry
an follower, turned tho trick. Ho of.
forod tho above amendmont to tho
Evans bill, which creates an addi
tional district Judgo In Chicago nnd
drops ono eltcuit Judgeship, tho lat
ter being the ono causod by tho res
ignation of Judgo Qrosscup. Only 13
Democrats voted against tho Cullop
amendment, which was carried by a
voto of 148 to 82.
TAFT PROMISES VETO
President Will Block Efforts to Re
vise Steel Schedules,
Washington, Jnn. 25. Presldont
Taft told his congressional callers
that ho will veto tho Underwood bill
to reduce tho steol tariff. At tho
White House conference tho Republi
can mombors of tho houso ways and
means cammlttca agreed to opposo
tho bill on tho ground thoro should
to no tinkering with U10 steel duties
until after tho tariff board has fur
nished tangible Information.
Jealousy Leads to Tragedy,
Mnrshall, Mo., Jan. 25. Sandy Mc
Gregor, 30, shot himself at the hotel
Howard aftor shooting his wlfo,
known on tho stage as "Betty Cald
well," tho leading woman of the
"Flower of tho Ranch" show. Mc
Gregor shot himself In tho hoad and
died Instantly. Tho doctors say tho
woman will recovor. Jealousy is said
to have causod the tragody,
Tompkins-Why did Naplls mnrry
that Cllnnlim girl?
Lasler He had appendicitis and no
money, mid she hud 11 brother who
Was n surgeon. Chicago News.
Mrs. flryde My husband just raves
nbont mv complexion.
Miss Ryvnl Does It rest so much as
that, dear? Boston Transcript.
Boarding nnuse Keeper Tht-ro's a
big duty on meat
Boarder 111 Tn hie Tough, isn't It,
xnii'imi V tSmiirt Sot.
The population of India Is 31o,000
000, though its area is not greater than
that of nine or ten of bur western
But Come In a HURRY
so you may be sure of the best footwear bar
gains. Time is money with us, and you especially in this
case. If you don't share in these bargains you'll be tho
loser. Below items give only a hint of the bargains await
ing you here:
Men's Rubber Boots, light weight, first quality. .$1.98
Men's Rubber Boots, heavy weight, first quality. $3.48
Men's Rubbers, Goodyear Glove Braud 78c
Men's Everstieks, full $1.25 value at 59c
Men's and boys' felt boots at less than cost. Only a
small lot left.
All Men's Dress Shoes, below cost prices for $1.23 to
All Men's and Boys' Work Shoes at ridiculously low
Boys' Oil Tan High Cuts $1.59, $1.79 and $1.98
Ladies' regular cut tan button $2.48
Ladies' high cut tan button $2.69
All ladies' $2.50 and $2.75 Dress Shoes at $1.98
All ladies' $3.00 and $3.50 Dress Shoes at $2.48
All ladies' $4.00 and $4.50 Dress Shoes at $2.98
All warm lined goods way below cost.
ECONOMY Shoe Store
S. W. Corner Main and Gambier Streets
Mt. Vernon, Ohio
On Cliiid Labor Is Held In
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 25 Delegates
from nearly thirty States, among them
many men and women who havo made
tho amelioration of the condition of
tho working classes their lifo work,
gathered in Louisville today for tho
opening of tho olghth annual confor
onco of tho National Child Labor Com
mitteo; Tho conferenco will bo in
sossion sovoral days. Miss Jane Ad
dams of Chicago, Mrs. Florence Kol
ley of tho National Consumers'
League, Dr. Felix Adler of Now York,
Piesldont Alderman of tho University
of Virginia, P. P. Claxton, United
States commissioner of education, and
a numbor of other civic workers of na
tional prominence aro included among
tho scheduled speakers. Tho main
subjects to bo considered by tho con
foronco aro: Tho relation of rural
schools to child labor reform, child
labor and compulsory education, in
creasing tho efficiency of tho elemen
tary school, industrial education and
vocational guldanco, Federal aid to
education, and unreasonable industrial
burdens on women nnd children and
tho effect on education.
Of Pittsburgh Celebrates His
.wits...- . i .,... ..'fff''w
Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 25 Today was
tho thirtieth anniversary of tho con
socratlon of tho lit. Rov. Cortlandt
Whitehead, Protestant Episcopal bish
op of Pittsburgh, and tho occasion
was celebrated with interesting all
day exorcises in Trinity Church. Tho
soi vices opened this morning with tho
celebration of holy communion by
Bishop Tuttlo of St. Louis, tho senior
bishop of tho denomination. This was
followed by an historical address, In
which Bishop Whltohead rovlowed tho
Important religious events that havo
taken placo slnco ho nssumed the blsh
opilc. Bishop Whitehead Is a native of
Now York and a graduate of Yale.
Following his ordination In 18G8 ho
servod for threo ycara In Colorado
and lator was pastor of a church In
South Bothlohom, Pa, On January 25,
1S82, ho was consecrated bishop of tho
dloceso of Pittsburgh.
Indianapolis, Ind Jan. 25 Tho an
nual round-up of tho Indiana Republi
can Editorial Association in this city
today caused an inllux of editors and
politicians from all over tho state. Es
pecial IntorcBt nttaehed to the meet
ing from tho fnct that tho proceedings
uro expected to reflect tho Boutlmont
of tho rank nnd fllo of tho Itopuhllcnn
party In Indiana on tho subject of the
piosldentlnl nomination. Tho selec
tion of Sonator Norris Brown of Ne
braska tn deliver tho principal address
at tho association bnnquot Is regarded
as of much slgnlllcinco. Senator
Brown is a Taft aupportor nnd n
stanch defender of tho Taft policies.
ro Restore Coal Pact Do Tlie
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 25 Whether
thoro will bo a general suspension of
coal mining on April 1, when tho pres
ent wage agreements expire, doponds
upon tho success of tho Joint confer
enco of operators and minors which
wont Into sossion behind closed doors
at tho Hotel Claypool this afternoon.
Tho miners are represented in the
conference by tho special committee
appointed by tho United Mlno Work
ers. Nearly all of tho mine owners of
Indiana, Illinois and Ohio aro repre
sented, together with somo of tho in
dependents of tho western Pennsyl
vania and West Virginia fields. The
demands to bo presented by tho min
ora concerning wages and working
conditions for tho future woro agroed
upon by tho convention of tho minors'
organization which has been In sos
sion horo tho past two weeks. Some
of tho demands aro regarded as of a
radical character by the mine owners
and thoro Is little possibility of an
agreomont being reached unless tho
demands aro substantially modified.
Somo of tho promlnont Pennsylvania
and Ohio operators havo declined to
Join in tho conferenco, and this makes
it possible that tho Joint conforence
may adjourn without doing anything,
and that negotiations may then bo
carried on for a later meeting of oper
ators nnd miners for that purpose.
Thoro Is a firm belief on the part of
many persons well acquainted with
tho situation that tho operators who
are now holding aloof finally will be
brought Into tho Joint conference, nnd
that if a wago scale is negotiated it
will covor tho five States of Illinois,
Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West
TO CATCH FISH BY NOI8E
(Cambridge Mass., Cor. Now York
Goorgo Howard Parker, professor of
zoology at Harvard, offers a novel
mothod for catching fish. Prof. Park
or, who has mado tho study of hearing
In fishes tho subject of n llfo work,
says that tho fisherman of tho fu
turo may make his catch by tho em
ployment of somo nolso producer in
stead of tho tirao-honored net or hook
"Tho idea is not fully worked out as
yet," says tho professor, "and it would
bo premature for mo to go Into tho mat
ter at tho presont time. It is not, how
over, too much to say that certain fish
possess organB for communication by
sound with their follows, nnd indoed to
cnll each other so that it might bo per
fectly posslblo to attract tho fish in
this manner by artificial moans. Cor
tain kinds of noises do not produce u
negatlvo roaction on fish, but instead
servo to attract them. This character
istlc might woll bo mado tho meanB of
luring them to n doslred province."
Prof. Parker was lecently loquosted
to propnro a roport on this subject for
tho Uureau of Fisheries, a division of
tho Department of Commerce and La
Joe Mansfield has bought the res
taurant ho formerly owned at 102 W.
High street 'Whero ho will be glad to
see his old frlendB again.