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DECEMBER 15, 191?
Umbrellas Rubbers Soles The When Store 36 West Main Street Announce Their Preparedness To Supply Your Christmas Wants. Women’s Men’s & Boys’ Suits, Coats Suits Dresses, Skirls Waists, Slats Petticoats Trousers Raincoats Only merchandise from the best known Union manufacturers shown in this store and priced most reasonably. Liberal term concessions offered to those de siring it. The When Store 36 West Main Street E. H. REYNOLDS, Manager 17 West Main Street Headquarters for Toys GOODS LAID AWAY FOR A SMALL DEPOSIT Newark Wai! PapcrCo. 29 W. Main St. Satisfaction Union Men! Get Our Prices on Job Printing Felt Shoes Rubber Boots Work Shoes Dress Shoes Vallses Freshman at Cornell University Falls in Love With Girl of Tender Age. SUIT LASTS 12 YEARS Naturally the Lassie Grew Up and When Persistent Lover Returns From Foreign Visit He Marries Her. Boston.—After waiting 12 years, Harry Gorham Farnum, a young busi ness man of New York city, has claimed as his bride Miss Viola Evelyn Trueman of Boston and thereby hangs a story of a most unusual courtship, for the bride was but seventeen years old when she married, being a chubby child of five years when Farnum first proposed. At that time he was twenty two years old and a freshman at Cor nell university. The romance that persisted to a cul mination rarely attained outside of story books had its inception at Provi dence, R. I., where the Trueman and Farnum families had homes in close proximity. The young man’s father had imade a fortune in the leather business and during college vacation periods the junior Farnum spent the time at home. There he first noted the little girl happy with her dolls. Wrote to Girl Through Mother. He played with the little girl and when he returned to college he wrote her letters, through her mother, re counting his adventures and pranks in college. According to Farnum’s con fession, he was unable to get the baby countenance out of his mind for a min ute. He attended dances, met the eligible girls of the college set, but his mind constantly reverted to the little tot at home. Three years after their initial meet ing, when Viola was nine, her faithful suitor received his degree at Cornell. In most college romances that would have been an opportune time for the lover to have claimed his bride, hut Viola continued to play with her dolls and Farnum hastened to New York to pursue a post-graduate course at Co lumbia university. Took Journey Through South America.' The college man continued his love making and the strange persistency of The Marriage Was Solerrinized. L^zz.*t™”wo^ ria red the idea preposterous. Every other member believed that when the proper time arrived Viola and Farnum would be married. After completing his post-graduate course, Farnum went to South America where he spent several years in the hide and leather business. But he did not omit the formality of frequent pro posals or cease in his ardent love-mak ing. The girl confessed that she was lonesome for him and longed for his return. When he did get back the Viola of other days was no longer little. She was a woman of seventeen, and big und old enough to marry, so she thought. A poll of the family was taken and all gave their consent but Papa True man. For a time he held out hut, worn llown finally by the determined as saults of his daughter and her stal wart lover, he gave his consent. The parents of the girl accompanied her to |he city hall and obtained the license. 1’hen the party repaired to the Congre gational church where the marriage was solemnized. Found Wealth in Trunk of Recluse. Ord, Neb.—An auctioneer was sell ing the effects of Mrs. Elizabeth Cur tie, an aged recluse, who died recently. When bids on a trunk came slow the auctioneer lifted the top and found an expensive toilet set and some silver ware wrapped in silk quilts. As he lifted one of the quilts three packages containing $3,000 in bills, dropped to ihe floor. Boy Caught Fox by Grabbing Tall. Brattleboro, Vt.—Charles Norman, sixteen years old, captured a fox by grabbing its tall. The boy saw the fox’s tall protruding from a hole. He lelzed the tail, pulled the fox back and lit It over the head with a cu*** 'IMS NEWA iK LEADER LITHOGRAPHERS AID IN WAR OPERATIONS According to information sent out by the American Alliance for Labor and Democracy, the Amalgamated Lithographers of America are furnishing skilled craftsmen to the government, whose duty it will be to revise and print daily field maps, show* Ing troop movements in France. Soon after the selective draft act went into effect Charles J. Hohlweek, president of Local No. 1 of the Lithographers? union, New York, was ap proached by army officers, who sought his assistance in devising some sort of traveling printing and lithographing shop. So far the union has furnished 300 skilled men for the task, and ex pects to offer more. 'MORE WORK IN FEWER HOURS (Ample Proof That Shorter Day of I Labor Is Beneficial to Em. ployer and Employees. Concrete illustration of the fact jthat as much or more is sometimes ac complished when the daily working period is reduced were given at the last meeting of the American Associa tion for Labor Legislation by Ethel bert Stewart, statistician of the fed eral bureau of labor statistics. Mr. Stewart cited flour mills to [Louisville, Ky., to which it had been found that when the 24 hours was di vided in two shifts 44 men were re quired to pack the plant’s output. IWhen a change was made to three shifts of eight hours each 45 men were employed with no change to the (Output. Mr. Stewart said further: “In con nection with my work on paper for the tariff board, I found that one pa per company had made two wage in creases amounting in all to 21^ per cent, although during the same time they changed from a two to a three shift system, a reduction in hours of 33 per cent. The labor cost per ton of news print paper was less in the year the investigation was made than it had been 14 years before on a 12-hour basis and at lower wages. The paper mills out West have not been com pelled to establish the eight-hour day, but they have done it because there |s more money in it. “The argument that reduction of hours will drive the manufacturer out of business makes me think of a con versation I heard up in Pennsylvania. iA.n automobile man was roasting an agent of the Ford company for paying $5 a day and reducing the hours to eight, on the ground that it was a purely selfish, moneymaking scheme. The man’s answer was: ‘Mr. Ford has hot patented the $5 a day nor the plght-hour day. If you think you can friake more money that way, go to it.’ So I am not prepared to concede that phanging a continuous industry from twelve-hour to an eight-hour basis is going to be a hardship.” For Night Work in Shipbuilding. Construction of ships by electric light, employment of two or three eight-hour shifts and the addition of committee comprising three produc tion engineers are a few of the things planned by the shipping board to ex pedite production. Chairman Hurley wired coast ship ping builders to arrange if possible tor the employment of two or three extra shifts. He said that the excel lent climatic conditions prevailing in those localities at present should be made the most of. The plans would (involve ship construction at night. A New Jersey plant has started ship con struction at night. The government is to pay for the electricity and increased (equipment. Praises Compulsory Work Yjw. That the compulsory work law of Maryland has proved a Wk big success was the assertion today of George A. jMahone of Baltimore, director of the bureau which is attending to Jits enforcement. Said Mr. Mahone: “The compulsory work law has now been in effect for about two months. The eastern shore counties have been visited once by a representative from this bureau and the counties on th (western shore have been visited at least twice by representatives from the Compulsory Work bureau. Wliile In some of the counties there have no! been any registrations, from report received it has been demonstrated without doubt that the law has fully justified its eiKietmeut and that idle ness unquestionably has been re duced.” LABOR NOTES. A general strike of employees at the factories of the Minneapolis and On tario Power company. International ’Falls, Minn., was called. The reason given by the men are that the hands at the new Kraft mill have not been ac corded the increase in pay granted tn employees at the paper mill, causing ithe strike, and that the paper mill men [went out in sympathy with the Krai i (mill men. A strike of chemists in Petrograd is on. The strikers themselves desig mated 32 of th« 2'0 druggists in the ^capital whose stores may remain open In order to meet the urgent needs of Ithe population. Conditions in this country could be made a great deal better and accidents lessened to a remarkable extent by a wider standardization of safety meas ures and accident prevention equip ment This year heed the National appeal to eliminate foolish giving. Electrical gifts are in keeping with the times. JUST A FEW SUGGESTIONS: Toasters Percolators Irons Grills Lamps Sewing Machines Washers Cleaners Motors Flash Lights COME IN AND SEE THESE AND MANY OTHERS 20 Arcade J. E. CURRIE, Mgr. Office Hours: 7 to 11 A. M. 1 to 5, 7 to 9 P. M. With Gift Shopping Time here we invite your inspection of Men’s Things chosen by a Men’s Store—everything useful and practical with generous provisions for the Boys in Khaki. Cloth ier and Furnisher LICKING COUNTY PIONEER OFFICE, 69 WEST MAIN ST. I State Licensed and National School Graduate get Greatest Christmas Store Y»E ARE READY TO HELP YOU Bibles Games Stationery Fountain Pena Pictures Building Blocks Pocket Books Toilet Sets Popular Copyright Books Smoking Sets Gift Books Boys and Girls Books a We have Fare Five Newark, O. Automatic Phone 1357 Results large and varied line of Christmas cards, Book lets, Post cards, Seals, etc., etc. We extend a cordial invitation to every reader of the “NEWARK LEADER” to see our Holiday Line. LETST N KINGERY 34 WEST MAIN STREET DR. EARL J. RUSSELL DENTIST Auto Phono 1028 24^ West Main Street &