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THI DEMOCRATIC BANKER.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER MS, Itlt
f A Young Nan Near Zuck
On Tuesday Evening
Three Bullets Fired Through
Top Of A Buggy
Which Came Very Near
Striking The Occupant
Ai Unsigned Letter Received
By Mr. Carpenter
Which Threatened The Lives
Of Himself And Sons
Zuck, Ohio, Dec. 11 What appeared
to be an effort to carry out in part
throat made against K. M. Carpenter
ud bis two sons, Clifford and Caroy,
of thia placo was almost accomplish
ed at about G:30 o'clock Tuesday oven
log when Clifford, the youngest son,
Was waylaid by tbreo men just north
of here and was fired upon. Ho was
riding In a buggy and escaped being
kit by throe bullets, which passed
through tho buggy top and near his
kead, by driving swiftly awny.
Shortly after ti o'clock In the even
ing a man living In Danvlllo drovo
along tho road and was nonring this
vlllago when n man Htcppod from the
roadside and pushed an electric flash
light In bis face. Ho was not detained,
but wbh ordered to drlvo on by a volco
which he could not Identify. Ho was
told that ho wuh not the person that
wan wanted. IIIh oxporlenco was mndo
known immediately upon his arrlvol
hero but no explanation of tho oc
euranco could bo mndo.
About fifteen minutes after tho
llrst man had been accosted young
Carpontnr cunio along tho road and
wuh stopped at tho mimo placo In tho
road which was vary dark on account
of Hhruhbory and trooH ut each side.
No light Unshod upon him nor was
anything suld to him by tho men. Tho
first that ho was awnro of their prcB
enco was when his horse enme to a
Htnnd and thon throe Hashes of tiro
and us muny rovolvor roportH enmo
almost Instantaneously, Carpenter
wsh howlldored for a moment but
manngod to usa tho whip on his borso
and was soon leaving tho spot nt a
rapid puce. Wlion ho arrived in this
village with u Htory oven more thril
ling than that of tho man from Dan
Ylllo cousldcrahlo excitement broke
out. Word was sunt to CoHhocton
and two bloodhotuulR wore secured.
Kurly Wednesday morning u num.
bur of men went to tho spot whoro
tho shooting wan douo ami tried to
gut tho hounds to' tultti tho trail. All
offorlH wuro futile, however, and noth
ing further rould bo done. Tho truukh
of three men could plainly bo seen nt
Vio side of tho rond where thoy had
waited (or tho unsuspecting youth
who knew that ho had been attackod
fey mure than one man but wns unable
to iiHcertnln the exact number.
I.ust weok an unsigned gutter was
rocclved by Mr. F. M. Cnrpontor
which threatened tho lives or himself
nd two sons. Not much lmportnnco
was attached to tho letter ut tho tlmo
und lu was practically forgotten until
last Weduesday night when an at
tempt was mndo to enter tho Cnrpon
tor general store nt this placo, but
tho burglars wore frightened away by
Mr, Carpenter who wns ItiHldo tho
ntoro ut tho tlmo, Tho next evening
tho Carpenter barn wuh broken open
and a buggy was taken out. Tho ve
hicle was pulled a consldernblo dls
tanco away from tho bnrn and then
tho miscreants were, it Is supposed,
frightened away. Not until Tuesday
evening was anything serious antici
pated by tho father and hoik., mvory
effort will bo mode to traco wo men
who did tho cowardly shooting.
Tho lottor rocolvod last weok wns
prosorved and has now been turned
over to tho postal authorities who
'Will attempt to traco Its origin. It
canio to this vlllago and was rocolvod
by Mr, Carpenter through tho rural
wall delivery system.
Cured of Liver Complaint
"I was suffering with liver coin
plaint, ' sayH lva Smith of Pplut WnnU
Texas, "and decided to try a 2.ro bo
t Chamberlain's Tnhlets, nnd nm
happy to any that I am complotol;
wired and can recommend thorn to ov
ry &." For sale by all dealers.
WALTER B. MOS8HOLDER
Who Will be Deputy Under 8herlff
John M. Woollton
Governor-elect Cox and his advisors
will do all In their power to have ev
ery pre-olcctlon pledgo of legislation
redeemed in a short session of tho
general assembly, bcauao hundreds
of peoplo who have written to the new
governor, without exception, endors
ed tho short session plan. From other
sources tbo now stato executive has
been informed that the carrying out
of his program would be an accom
plishment that would win universal
approval by tho people. Much time
has been given to considering plans
of action that 'will avoid delays In
redeeming promises and will keep ov
eryono busy during tho regular ses
sion of tbo legislature Most ofVfho
criticism of previous general assem
blies was caused by dilatory and slug
gish work, and Qovornor-olect Cox
hopes tbo now Iglslaturo will not bo
open to attacks for such causos. A
suggestion that has met with favor
calls for tho legislature to do all that
can bo dono In 60 to 90 days, and If
It dovclops thoro aro things that can
not be dono for lack of knowledge
how to do tbem best, thon thoy should
bo roferrcd to commissions to be re
ported back at a specific dato later,
This, it Is thought, would bo bettor
than to7 postpone the enactment of
promised legislation two years, and
much wiser than to bavo tho gouoral
nsscmbly mark tlmo durlngtbo regular
session whllo investigations aro be
ing mndo nnd possibly got Into a hopo
less tangle. '
On January 4th thoro Is to bo bold
an examination at the Mt. Vernon post
office for postmaster at Buckeye City,
to fill an anticipated vacancy. This la
among tho first examinations to bo
held In tho United Statos since the or
dor of President Taft bringing fourth
class poBtmastorshlps under tho civil
It Is announced that to aRslst In tho
nilly Sunday meetings at Columbus
thcro will bo a choir of 1500 voices. Re
calling a story current during tho re
cent political campaign, why not sond
for Col. Koosovolt to sing basal
At The LEWIS Store This Year
Will Mean Something To The Men Of Knox County
For we were never better prepared to serve them with gifts that they will-really appreciate and prize than we are this Christmas. We have many practical
things for men for their personal comfort at home, while traveling or at work things on account of their newness and quality we prize as highly as they will after they
are made the recipiont of one of them.
Overcoats and Suits For Men, Young Men And Boya Are Practical Xmas Presents
and we have them in all styles and the very best fabrics at low prices, that will surprise you. These and some' of the following are things that appeal to men because
they are so useful. They are things they desire and need.
ID ' itfgswWClfll y BJra
of) Combination sets of Suspenders
rarters and Ann Cands all to
For Experimental Farm'With
Showing Great Advantage
That Would Be Derived
"I notice that tho corn show Is going
uThnve a lecturo next Saturday on n
'County Experiment Farm,' said a man
on Main street this morning. "I cer
tainly hopo the county commissioners
will be there, and that they can seo
their way clear to establish such a
farm In connection with tho children's
"Thoro Is no doubt In my mind," he
continued, "that this county and every
other will sooner or later have an ex
perimental farm. Thore's no way sci
entific farming can bo taught so sim
ply and so economically as by just
showing bow it Is dono. Why, take
tho raising of alfalfa. This county
ought to bo raising ten times the quan
tity or alfalfa that It does. But It's an
expensive and difficult crop to start,
and farmers aro Inclined to hesitate.
But lot an experiment farm lead the
way and wo can add thousands of dol
lars to tho wealth of this county.
v "And why not a farm In connection
with tho children's home? As I under
stand, tho law provider that tho coun
ty commissioners have power to as
sign to tho board of control of the
state experiment station for this pur
poso any part of any farm owned by
tho county. It may bo that the com
missioners would not be justified In
orectlng somo of tho buildings which
a farm would require undor their pres
ent authorization. Yet, I enn't seo why
not. Tho children could not only help
with the farm labor, but they would bo
taught, at tho samo time, the best thing
in tho world to raako thom self-respect
ing and self-supporting men and wo
"Besides, tho farm could undoubted
ly be made to return a nice llttlo Bum
toward tho upkeep of tho home. In
other words, It's a groat chance to kill
two birds with ono stone. Think it
Mr. Vernon Cochran and Miss Ber
tha Martin, both of Bladensburg, were
married by Itov. J. A. Ixing at his
homo on Kast Vino street Monday af
ternoon nt 4:30 o'clock, Tho nowly
married rouple will mako their
homo In Nowurk where Mr. Cochran
Is employed by tho Nowark Street
Thoro Is ono compensation for being
mado defendant In a suit for $75,000
damageH It makes you foel rich.
Neck Ties In boxes
Caps, fur and cloth
Hats, soft and stiff
Shirts, sott and stiff bosom
Hose, cottVn, Hale and silk
Stockings tor boys A women
" The Home
Takes Oath Of Office As
Common Pleas Judge '
Thomas U. Fulton, common pleas
judge-elect, took the oath of office In
the court house Monday morning. The
oath was administered by Kd. M. Lar
nson, clerk of courts.
On February 10, Mr. Fulton, who
was tho victorious Democratic candi
date in the sub-division of tho sixth
common pleas judicial district which
embraces tho counties of Licking,
Knox and Delaware, takes his seat on
Although Mr. Fulton has made no
official announcement, It Is understood
that his choice for tho uupoln'tment
for the office or court bailiff has fallen
upon Erasmus Krasweller of Homer.
4 I S "I I f 4 i i 4 l
4 CHE8TERVILLE 4.
H"H,'r4'4, 4, ,r
Mrs. Jake Dalrymple Is seriously
ill at the home of Mrs. Dr. Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Meredith en
tertained at dinner Sunday, Mr. and
Mrs. Will Fulton and son, Gerald, and
Susie Blue. '
Mr.' and Mrs! Charles Levering re
turned home last Monday after a two
months' trip through Kansas and Ok
lahoma and other Western states.
Rev. W. D. Akers is quite ill with
nn attack of grip.
Mr. Charley Hlggins has rented the
Whltford farm south of town and has
moved his family there.
Mr. William Fulton has purchased
a farm near Mt. (Mead and will move
Friendship Bible class will meet
with Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Dix north of
town Thursday evening of this week.
OrbIc Squires is moving in the
George Thomas house recently oc
cupied by Mr. Porry.
Mrs. Eva Follon sold all her person
al proporty at public sale and has
gone to Watorford to care for hr
Tho Rebekah lodgo will give. a play
In tholr lodgo rooms during Hie noil
days. Thoro Is a rumor that a new doctor
from Edison will move to our town
and occupy tho office recently occu
pied by Dr. Williams.
If ono-half the reports aro truo re
garding Supt. Gerlach of the Boys' In
dustrial school at Lancaster, bo should
bo removed from tho position. Howev
er, ho will bo given a full opportunity
to defend himself and his administra
tion at tho school, and tho real facts
will bo ascertained, and If he has been
libeled ho will be oxonorated.
Rain Capes, for girls
Rain Coats for men, boys and
MufnersWor men A women
Sweaters for all the family
of. f s.lfAf1
COURT HOUSE NOTES
C. M. Rice, guardian of Homer E.
Rice, has filed a first partial account
In probate. It shows $1,304.32 receiv
ed nnd $75.99 paid out, leaving a bal
ance of $1,228.33.
A first partlnl account has been
filed In probate by John Greer, admin
istrator of Nancy A. Greer, showing
the following: Received $426.16, paid
out $423.13, balance $3.03.
The King Estate
Thomas King, executor of Lav I no
King, has filed In probate a first par
tial account, showing tho following:
Received $2,236.35, paid out $1,194.76,
Alva B. Bakor, administrator of
Burl Baker, has filed a first partial
account in probate, showing tho fol
lowing: Received $1,277.86, paid out
$1,245.53, balance $32.33.
First and Final
Charles E. Biggs, oxecutor of How
ard Biggs, has filed In probate' court"
a first and final account. It shows
tho following:' Received' $467.37,
paid out the same num.
A. A. Perrine, mayor, to Elsworth
Johnson, lot In Mound View ceme
Mr. C. K. Brain, entomologist of the
Ohio state board of health, says bed
bugs can live two years Without food.
But who would care to bo a bedbug,
even though It would solve the prob
lem of the high cost of living?
We invite you to see
A visit to our picture rooms
lor a selection of a beautiful pic
;ure at a low price.
A new rug will bo appreciated
jy any housekeeper.
Gtas Lamps and Shades
Wo aro showing a beautiful
lew line of gas and electric
amps and shades. v
Combination Set of sox o tie
Handkerchief and Sox all to
Q T kxiri c
120S. Main St.
IN HOLIDAY BOXES
England objects to the tolls on tho
Panama canal which tho United States
prosposcs to Impose, and wants arbi
tration. Rather foxy, that. Who is
putting up tho coin for the construc
rE BANE of old age is constipation. The bow
els become weak and unable to perform their
functions without aid. For this purpose only
the mildest and gentlest laxative should be used.
The use of harsh cathartics aggravates the trouble
and makes the constipation worse. Chamberlain's
Tablets are a favorite with people of middle age
and older on account of their gentle action.
Useful Christmas Presents
Toilet and Manicure Sets In Parisian Ivory and Ebony; Single Hair
Brushes In Parisian Ivory and Ebany; Military Seta In Silver and
Ebony; Traveling Set In Morroecq Leather Cases; 8moklng 8et
Dressing Mirrors with long handles, dainty perfumea In extract and
toilet waters; fancy box stationary; Morses's Box Chocolates in
Taugher's Drug Store
OPPOSITE GRAND THEATRE
our stock for iieas in Xmas presents.
Everyone appreciates the val
le of a good book.
Beautiful holiday editions of
Riley and all tho standard poets.
Ilustrated holiday books.
The biggest stock of good
looks by new writers for chil
dren of all ages.
Calendars, Xmas Cards.
Lookers are always welcome
Wh re Eoory
thing is New
tion of tho canal, anyhow? Nevor yel
heard of a remittance being received!
from Mr. Johnny Bull-
BANNER WANT ADS PAY
A practical Xmas gift from our
SOc and 75c aluminum assort
Carseroles, Percolators, trays,
3tc. This Hue will aways offer
mggestlons for men's gifts. '
Wo are closing out our line at
lolls at bargain prices.
Wood burning supplies.
have all kinds of kid, fur and
Thoy make excellent1 presents. . fy
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