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eraelaSdCwUer8U1 STit on®.™-* buy' ™E °NLY NEWSPAPER IN HOT SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES*THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES | Wednesday, Thursday piwjb . CC~ =-'-" - ■■ ■■ . ....- - ■ _ ! ABLY FAIR. _"* VOLUME XXXII. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1912. NO. 68. * , RAILS SPREAD ON THE IRON MOUNTAIN AND STEEL CARS ARE TOPPLED OVER. PROVIDENCE WITH TRAVELERS 9 Series of Incidents Prevented the Accident From Resulting in Wholesale Tragedy at Christ mastide Season of Travel. The Injured ELIZABETH JACKSON, Denver, aged 55 years. Hand, back an 1 head bruised and probable internal injuries. FRED E. SOTTON, Utile Rock, »i ad, cheek and hand injured MRS. EDWIN DAVIS, Swarz Creek Creek, Michigan, hand and back and head injured. GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR AN DERSON, Hot Springs, face smash ed and jaw dislocated. ■C. R. 'WILLIAMS, New York, cut ou bead and injured internally. H. C. GOTTSMAX, New York, cut about head. V . C. JACOBY, St. i-ouis, steward in diner, cut on 'hand. E E SNITBBIN train auditor, St. Louis. I^eft leg injured. W. H. MORPHINE. Atlanta, in jur -d in chest and ribs. MRS. F. G. MATHIAS, Argenta. left arm broken, back injured. (Ser ious.) RAI MA BRUSSARI), Little Rock, back and wrist injured. NELLIE HOPKINS, (Colored), Hot Springs, badiy bruised in body. WIEUAM tEHRMAN. Saeltatche wan, Canada, arm broken EDWARD WORTZ, Mena, right ankle injured. J. H. SWANSON, Muskogee. Okla homa, clnim agent of the M. O. and G. Ry, Iraeture of shoulder and back injured. Fourteen of the 69 passengers on incoming Iron Mountain tjrain No. 17. special from 8t. Louie, were in jured^ yesterday mofui.ig when rails spread on the track about 9 miles from the city, and five of Jlfe cars toppled over on tlheir sides. Some of the things that prevent ed an alinoet wholesale tragedy are that the cars were steel and did not telescope, t at the engineer applied the air with the first. Instant's no tice of something wrong, that the cars rather swayed over than to have been jammed with heavy im pact, and that Trains No. 4 and No S on the mail line of the Iron Moun tain. with which this train wag to have made 'connection, were laie, and was a very light one at ttie time of the accident. The direct cause of ihe accident wag the spreading of rails on a curve about a mile this side of Summltt. The track crew had been busy tihere laying in new ties and new rails. The road bed had also been mater ially improved there, as at other Iiolnts, but the ground was new made, and the freeze of tfoe past few days was responding to a bright sun and the ground was loosened as a result. C. 8. Young, engineer. Kittle Rock, wa* the hero of the situation. He stated that the engine tender was first to Have the track and indicate io him the rails had spread, immed iately the air brakes were applied, and the train did not make any headway thereafter. There was the impact of the steel cars, the ten der and cars directly behind it w-ege torn from the track, but tihe engine, s>ill occupied by the engineer and Fireman P. Boydeton stuck stub bornly to the railB and saved thereby the tars In the rear from following on to the ties which had no rails on them, The train was made up as follows: Kngine. main pcftion stuck to rails tender smashed. Baggage car, overturned on side. Smoker, overturned on side. ('hair car. overturned on side Dining car, overturned on side. First Pullman, partially overturn ed. Second Pullman, on rails. Third Pullman, on rails. Passengers ihad no Intimation anything was wrong until they < * -- themselves thrown against the seats ?r went down as the ears they were in w-ere overturned. Most of the in jured ones occupied the smoker and < nur car- of the train, ahead or the dining car and Pullmans. The accid ent took place about 10 o’clock in the morning, wihen the dining car was very little occupied. Lance Miner, son of Dr. Minor, re turning home from New York; Al corn llecior and J. A. (Indian) ’ Hec tor, sons of Col, and Mrs. E. W. Rec toi, also returning home to spend the holidays, were on the train. And incidentally they were most active in their aid to the inj'ured. Alcorn Rec tor was on the observation car at the rear of Hhe train, but J. A. Rec tor and Lance Minor were standing between cars, just at the rear of the din -r, wihen the impact came. Both stepped nack and into the en trance of the Pullman, just as the Pullman smashed against the over overturned diner. Neither were in jured. As soon as they picked them selves up they went to the aid of the injured. The moans and cries of the wounded were appealing from the four cars ahead. Joined by Alcorn Rector, they hurried through the'cars vet standing, rouoed them of the “first aid to the injured” appliances, and with axes and saw-s made their way into the upturned cars and began carrying out the wounded. The two Pullmans left standing on the track were hurriedly improvised into a temporary hospital, where the injured were given be.Is and such temporary relief $s would serve until the relief train could reach the scene. Oovernmeut Inspector Anderson whose face was badly smashed, and whose jaw hung limp and bleeding, and who was bleeding profusely, was quickly given temporary aid by I ance Minor, who had learned some thing of relief work from his father. Others cut and bleeding were given mch temporary aid as could be given. Tdie train crew were quick in their work of delivering ihe injured from the wreckage. Conductor H. M. An 'l.rson, of Uttie Rock, and Pullman Conductor L). Jackson, of St. lxiuls and Train Auditor E. E. Snubbins were all first interested in the crew, and it was some minutes after Mr. Snubbins had been injured that he realiz i he himself fad suffered a badly injured Jimb. Much excitement attended the Irst moments after the wreck. Wil iam Ehrman, an old man. was ac ’Omranie.l by 'his daughter. They' were in separate cars as the cars eft the jail. The daughter was in the observation ear, and the father n a car overturned. I.caving the ob servation car the young woman streamed frantically for help as she rushed up and down the sceue ot overturn d cars, awaiting the inform ttion as to whether her father had been killed. She was consoled when he was taken out with only a brok en arm. In the chair car there was an in cident most pathetic- Mr. and Mrs. F. <j. Mathias, of Argenta, accom panied by their two children, were enrouie here to spend the holidays with reiath.s. Mrs. Mathias occu pied a seat with their 13-monOhs old son. Their ‘t-yearold daughter oc cupied a seat io the rear with he. fatter, but the father had just got ten out of tthe seat to gather up their thiugs, as he observed they had pas sed the 10 mile post. Putting on his overcoat when the car overturned, he was thrown violently to the floor, but uninjured. Tht* mother, exercising a mouiei * instinct, grasped tike little intant child at h r side, and was holding it fast for a second, when a second inrpaot came and the car went ovei. \ Christmas 1h>x they were bringing ,> the loved ones here Ml heavily against her arm. broke it, and the in fant fell with her to the side of tike overturned car. The little girl in the seat behind was the, heroine Little Maggie Mathias, nine years of age. saw the injured mother and the bruised little brother in a heat), and while the father took care of the mother, Maggie took the custody of the infant, and kept and cared for liim until they reached the city. Mrs Mathias was injured serious ly Pathetic in this connection is that she is about to become a moth er again. As the relief train bore the injured to the city the husband and father clung tenaciously to the berth occupied by the mother, hope fully and tenderly encouraging her, while a’ rcss the aisle Maggie the ■little moth r" had put the infant brother to sleep across her lap. Just how L. A. Davis, baggage mas ter. escape,! serious injury will ne - er be explained. He? could not. tel himself, for he does not know, and 'e was the only occupant of this ca.. Will his car next to the en gine tender that firs, left the track pH-eived the heaviest impact. His ear was the bumper for the remaind er of the train. The car was well CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT. • 1 __ DICTIONARY COUPON No. 51 , ,, . #PP.„ th. eentinel-Record for six consecutive d. b— e-.J below, en.l.le. .he reader .0 choice of three different styles of the NEW WEBSTERIAN (1912) DICTIONARY, ILLUSTRATED, j[* ss sisss- be::dasussr Sla eouSon. and Me-* Jw)"’' de.erlp.l.n?».=■ - CHRISMS SPIRIT RIFE POOR AND NEEDY OF GREAT CITIES ARE REMEMBERED BY GENEROUS POPULACE THOUSANDS ARE MADE HAPPY Soston Indulges in its First Munici ^ pal Christmas Tree—111 New Mexico Prisoners Receive Xmas Pardons. | — I New York, Dee. 24.—Christmas out of doors, this city's first municipal ! celebration of the day, was ushered .n at Madison Square tonight with a sixty toot tree, brilliantly illuminat ed and the singing of carols and hymns in w. Ich thousands of per sons joined. The season's heaviest snow-fall ■eased a few hours before hundreds of green, blue, red and white electric igfcts began to shine among the while edged lir houghs. Surinount ng tiie trc. a giant white star shed ,i radiance over the park and attract ed hundred? of people, some home ess, but a majority laden with Christmas aekages, from among the shoppers along Broadway. Crowds massed themselves under he trees for hours and sang or lis ened to solos, anthems and orches ral music. Boxes of burning coke were placed in various parts of the park by boy scouts to provide some measur of comfort from the Christ mas eve chill. There will be music each night un til Dec. 31, when a celebration will he held by philanthropic persons in an effort to furnish New York with a new fashioned "saner'' new years eve. The annual distribution of Christ mas boxes of food and clothing from ihe Volunteers of America brought holiday happiness to thousands of poor throughout the city. Tomorrow the Salvation army will feed thousands more. At the sixty ninth regiment armory tonight, ten housand children were supplied with *oys and a Christmas dinner by phil anthropic persons. Boston's Big Tree. Boston, Dec. 24.—A giant Christ inas tree ablaze with red and blue ights cast its glow over Boston com mons and the neighboring busy streets tonight while a band discours ed music and various singing socie •les caroled old time Christmas melo dies. It was the city’s first municipal Christmas tree. The unusual program of music and song attracted thousands to tile com mons. The celebration was contin ued until midnight. Members of the church of the Advent and the church uf the Messiah in accordance with their usual custom, strolled from door to door in Beacon Hill singing Christmas carols. Chicago’s Generosity. Chicago, Dec. 24. No dependent neison in Chicago need be witihout turkey 'his Christmas. Clans by the City and bv charitable organizations are so extensive tha* there is more likelihood that roast turkeys will go uneaten than that any person will need go without food. Music will be provided in hospitals, asylums and jails as usual. Managers of the salvation arntv, the Volunteers of America and other organizations announce that this year's preparations exceed any in the past. The Salvation Army began the distribution of 2.0*0 baskets of food today and will feast thousands in iis balls tomorrow. The Volun teers will feed thousands in their homes tomorrow but their dhief teas will be in a ball on Dec. 20, when S.OnO plates will be laid. Poor Made Happy. Kansas City. Dec. 24—loy came to the hearts of 5.000 poor peopel in Kanr's C'ity when scores of business men in motor cars, wagons and on foot, visited the homes ot the needy yyi-.h Christmas baskets loaded with food, clothing and toys. In addit on he city will take care of an equal lumber In convention thall tomorrow v the mayor’s Christmas tree. Gift for Mill Children. Webster, Mass.. Dec 24-Twenty ttve hundred "children’ of the mUla whose father or mothers are opera received gifts of $1 each to Ty from Mrs. Mabel Hunt Slater. The money was given to every child between the ages of one an<] years One north village family re ceived *10. there being ten children of eligible age. Christmas Pardons. Phoellix, Ariz Dec. 24-A Christ mas "round robin" signed by 11 Pris oners at the state prison a, Florence was received today by Gov. Hunt. The prisoners thanked the governor for ills treatment of convicts and as sttred him "they would do all In their power to prove to tlhe world” that his method of treating convicts was proper and correct for society to adopt if the aim of society was to better social conditions and reduce crime. Santa's Role Fatal. Louisville, Ky„ Dec. 24.—While dressing to play Santa Claus for the | children of a neighbor tonight Mrs. in:: A. Nulman 38 y ars old was burned to death, as the result of cot on batting in her costume taking fire from a match with which she intended to start a fire In a stove. The tragedy was witnessed by her mother. Mrs. Ellen McDonough, 80 years old. who is an invalid and could not have her chair or summon help. Park for Xmas Gift. Newport, R. I., Dec. 24— A Christ mas gift of nine acres of land com prising the old King estate in the heart of the city, assessed on a val uation of $1i)6,62U. was made to the •tty todajfc by George Gordon King of New York and Newport. The estate 's ghen for the purpose of a public park and play ground. BANK KUbSER CONFESSED. Desperate Character Is Held By Cali fornia Authorities. Santra Rosa, Cal.. Dec. 24. James Williams, a hank robber with a crint inal record gt-etching across the con tinent and a violated parole behind him in Colorado admitted his identi ty here today and confessed to his 'atest swindle yesterday when he ob ahed $200 cn a bogus letter of credit from the Fi'st National Bank of Se bastopqj. For the last ten years Hi is specialty is said to hav been ingratiating him -el' into the confidence of clergy men, whom lie would then itevsuade to introduce him at banks. He is 07 jears old. Wi liams is warned for an attempt ed $18,000 bank swindle in New Lon don. Wig., and many other forgeries successful and unsuccessful in near ly every state. CELEBRATION OF HOLIDAfSEASON OPENS IN FULL SWING WITH THE GIVING OF CHRISTMAS CHARITIES TO POOR. Many Supply Agencies Busy and While the Field is Large, There is Enough to Meet Demands. The crlebration of the holidoy sea son swung into activity yesterday with the first distributions of holiday gifts to the poor of the city. The charity work seemed to come hrst, and with that well in hand, tihe peo ple gave away to ihe usual celebra tion attending the period. From the Salvation Army head quarters and from a committee ot Elks today there will be sent out hundreds of dinner baskets for the poor of the ciiy. These were all im provised yesterday and prepared for tfhe distribution that today will take good cheer and a message of human ity for many a hovel about the city. From the Hot 3prings 'Confection ary Company, Footio and Antonio, were the distributing agencies yes terday of the bequests of Mr. and Mr* 3am Watt and Joe Miller, whose provision was to pay the sum ot $250 to help provide the poor children of Hot Springs with contecttons and good things for tihe Christmastide. There were hundreds of little child ten provided yesterday trom this store. About the entireties aim nomes evening there were Christmas trees anti holiday parties, all adding their part to the general opening of tihe holiday season. There were a num ber of entertainments about* the hotels, and these will be climaxed to night in the grand Christmas night hall at the Arlington. The Christmas night paraders widh their horns and noise machines siart ed out last night and jollified well into the small hours of the niorniug, though the main volume of tiiiis will come tonislht. Those w'fco usually partclpate in th» general distribution of charity declare that this year the always open field of want is better supplied than in previous years. The work of the Fortnightly club took baiun Claus into many a home of the poor, and many a little oue will be made happy' tlhis morning with the stocking filled with good things the ladies of this organization have provided. MAYOR IS ACQUITTED. Denver. Colo., Dec. 21—Mayor Henry J. Arnold, on trial for oon temtp of court, was acquitted today by District Judge W'hitford. The contempt citation charged Arnold with failure to recognl*e the civil service commission instruction when !e ordered the issuance of Christmas pay Checks to city employes agairmt the wishes of the commission. Tbe judge held that the mayor had recog nized the commission and that it was not within the province of the court to employ a contempt sentence to force the mayor to carr yout the com missions order. BALKANS ARE BELIEVE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS WILL GRANT THEM PRAC TICALLY ALL DEMANDS EUROPE WATCHING AUSTRIA Now That Servian Trouble Has Been Settled That Country Makes No Movement to Demobolize Army On Frontier. LONDON, Dec, 24.—Turkish dele •tates to the peace conference, al though they realize that thy must eventually accept the conditions laid down by the allies 10 bring about In southeastern Europe, are following their usual course of procrastination and will take advantage of every diplo matic device to postpone the inevi table dismemberment of the territo ry w.licit has been their armed camp to.- five Hundred years. Meanwhile, however, the allies are so confident that, (lie peace uegotia. t.K,is will he in line with tneir de mands, that they already have agreed on the boundaries for an autonomous Albania. These boundaries will be submitted later to the ambassadorial conference which has adjourned to meet early in the new yar. The question looming sinister before Europe now is, not when peace will be signed by the beligerents, but why, in view of the settlement of the quarrel between Asturia and Servia, Austria does not demobolize. Tlie allies have agreed to propose to the ambassadorial conference the fol lowing frontier for an autonomous Al bania: North along the left bank of the ri ver 'Drill, leaving a few miles on the eft bank of that river to Montenegro, as it represents the only passage pos sible from the interior to the sea. The frontier as proposed will follow to the Drin until the White Drin joins the Black Drin. The eastern frontier is marked by the watershed between Al bania ami Servia. leaving to Servia both Priareud and MonaBtir. The southern fruitier consists of a line practically straight, from south ltalonn to the watershed leaving the town ol Ergherikastro to Greece. The proposed frontier between Moil tenegro and Servia will he along the White Drill, leaving Djacova to Monte negro rond passing through the source of the river Ibar at a spot, called Ro jas, from where it reaches in a straight line to the river Lim, which constitutes the last part of the fron tier, leaving the town of Plevlie to Montenegro. The Aegean Islands will go to Greece, they having g population made up almost entirely of Greek3. But the Athens government pledges the nelitralitlzatlon of these islands, desiring to guarantee to all tile pow ers free passage and liberty of com. merce throughout the archipelago. Although the Bulgarians asked yes terday to lie permitted to occupy ter ritory on a line from Rodosto, on the sea of Marmora, to Midia, on the Black sea, it is believed they will be satisfied to have the frontier start from Enos, a port on the Aegean sea. and follow the Maritza river until it readier, a point south of LuJuburgas. and then cut aersos eastward to Mi dia. This line, while it would not give Adriano,de to the Bulgarians, would prevent it from being a menace in the future. It is proposed to make Salonika and t.ie surrounding territorv within a radius of 100 miles neutral unde* the protect ton of the allies. The, European chancellories are watching with the keenest anxiety for some sign of demobilization of the Austrian forces. With the settlement of the incident arising from the com plaint of ill-treatment by the Austrian consul at Prisrend, and the announce ment by the ambassadorial confer ence that it favored autonomy for Al bania and a commercial port on the Adriatic for Servia every reason for t e Austrian mobilization apparently was ended. The failure of that coun try to demobilize coincides with the announcement from St. Petersburg yesterday of the enforcement of a drastic censorship on news concerning military affairs jn Russia. Mobilizations by Russia and Austria have been quite different, Russia aav_ tug called to the colrrs relatively more men than Austria and also used a dif ferent method in gathering them to gether. Early in November a draft of IKK),000 Russians was due to finish their military training. At the last moment, however, they received or ders to remain with the colors. There orders still are in force, and give Rus sia a margin of 300,000 veterans. Aus trias mobilization consisted in the call ing of young men to the colors. The Balkan peace delegates are se rene as to the outcome of their nego Rations with Turkey, but are watch ing Austria with some concern. Is she refuses to demobilize the allle shortly may ask the reason for the relay. TAFT LEFJ GIFTS, Washington, Dec, 24.—Although President Taft is now in Pan ama, he made arrangements before liis departure whereby alt of the faithful employes of the White House should receive a large fat turkey, the gift of the president d Mrs. Taft. In addition the president made scores of personal remembrances and presents to White House employes. The only members of the president's family who will spend Christmas at the White House will be Robert and Miss Helen. INAUGURAL PARADE. Gen. Lenoard Wood Will Lead Pro. cession as Grand Marshal. WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.—Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff of tne army, will lead (he inaugural parade in connection with the Induction into office of President-elect Wilson. His appointnient as grand marshal was an nounced today by Chairman Wm. Cor corun Eustls of the inaugural com mittee. The name of W, H. Edwards street cleaning oommtsioner of New York and former foot ball captain at Princeton, had been suggested for tltp place, but Chairman Eustls dee d cd that in view of the fact that a pa fade as large as that of the Inaugura tion, in which numerous military, a; well s civic organ iztionn ate to take nart. made it necessary to have a mil itary man as grand mars.ial. Mr. Eustls also filled the four re maining vacant chairmanships today as follows. Legislative committee, Goo. E. Ham ilton; Souvenirs and tickets, 1. Do Si bour; ballroom decorations, Walter G. Porter and auditing. Capt. ,1. P. Oyster Contributions to the inaugural fund to date have reached 114,000, nea ly 510.000 of which was received today. FATAL TRAIN WRECK. Northwestern Collision at Waukegan Kills One and Injures Many. Waukegan, 111., Dec. 24. One per ron was inslam ly killed and three jeriousJy injured today when a north bound Chicago and Northwestern passenger train crashed into a funeral cortege at Valley Junction, several miles south oi here. The dead: Mrs. P. H. Ludwig, til) years old, Norwood Park, Ills. The Injured: Mrs. Wm. Shannon, 45 years old, Chicago. John Grammon. JO years old. Chi cago. Paul Frank, 35 years old, Chicago, ittiaulYriir. The victims were riding in an auto mobile. AGED WOMAN SUICIDE. Shreveport. La., Dec. 24.—A special to tthe Times from Texarkana, Ark., says: Despondent over the death of her husband, Mrs. Mary Cutehnll, aged 66 shot herself through the heart at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Oswald with whom she was spending the Christmas holidays. Oesides her daughter she is survived by a son, Henry. FATAL STREET DUEL. Buhner, Miss., Dec. 21.—Town Mar sha! W. H. A rend ale, Millard Duke and an unidentified negro were shot and kill d today at the town of Tutwller when Millard and Alfred Duke opened fire on the negro wlho was under arrest and the fire was returned by Areudale. The negro, it Is charged, had Insulted a young wo man of the Duke family. Posse are in pursuit of Alfred Duke. FATALLY WOUNDS FRIEND, Shreveport, i.a., Dec. 24.—A special o the Times from Texarkana, Aril., says: ‘■While Broad street was thronged vith Christmas shoppers tonight Tom Fisher slashed the throat of his best friend. Jack Cthandler. Both had quarrelled over a trifling patter and when separated by Deputy Sheriff Coleman, Fisher reached over his thouller to inflict what is believed _o he a fatal wound. CHRISTMAS CAROLS. Many homes in the city were serenaded early this morning by the choir of the Salvation Army under the leadership of Adjustant Howard, with beauwfol Christmas carols sung to the accompaniment of their string ed instruments. The singers were transported to different sections of the city by John A. Riggs, who ten dered the use of his automobile, and the beautiful custom of early Christ mas morning music was greatly en joyed by all who heard tlhem. '1 he pight force of the Sentinel-Record was the recipient of a visit from the band of singers, whose music and cheery. "Merry Christmas” was duly appreciated. THAT PIANO .EXCELS IN BEAUTY AND CON. STRUCTION EVERY WORD OF ADVANCE COMMENDATION ISA REAL THING OF BEAUTY _ ! Magnificent .Absolutely New and Unique In Build, It Is the Marvel All Beholders—The Finest Pla. na In th<j City. - .■■■■!■ I It is with a feeling of pride that tho Seiuinel-Reiord announces this morn lug the arrival of the magnificent Lej the Cabinet Grand Piano, which is on ex hi hi Mon in tho ,•»•*< w window of A. (i. Rhodes &• Son, 805 Central Avenue. Tho contestants were promised much for this splendid instrument a>ud every promise has been unite Uau fulfilled. Tlie splendid musical in strument with its case of bark Eng lish Oak, its beautiful contour, nto splendid lines on which it. has been built, and the beauty and resonance of its tone quality lias made the piano the marvel of all beholders. It is un doubtedly the most, magnificent in strument ever brought to the city, and < the best, meature of it is that it is au solutely new in style and finish. The fortunate winner of this Instrument will have the satis inaction of pos sessing something different, some thing better titan the others. It is ab solutely new and unique in Btyle and build, mew in the finish of the wood, and in every particular devoid of tho sameness which marks piano construe .tion. The contestant who wins tlite in strument is to lie congratulated in advarn e on her energy, ability arid popularity. It is a prize well worth striving for. Now that the contest ants will l> able to see the prize to day. we are sure that each and every one will retjpuble their activities and couduct their canvass to the limit of their ability in the effort to posse-1* this instrumental paragon. This instrument cost $400 a!, the factory. Every dollar of this value has been put. into the construction of the instrument. It has all the very newest attachments and ail the nec essary features of an instrument of the very first class., It is an instru ment that will grace any borne, and tlie winner will for years to come be proud to exhibit it to her friends and acquaintances as an instrument or the highest quality. This is Christinas day and the'jou testants are all taking a rest, giving the day to Yuletide cheer and pian »itng anbw the campaign for votes which will be resumed with redoubled activity tomorrow. # If any lady in the city who admires the piano, thinks she would like to become the owner of it, remember it is not yet too late to enter. Many a contest .las been won by the contest ant strating in the final period. You may enter today, tomorrow or any day. A few days of earnest work will put you up among the leaders with a chance to win the'piano. TAKE MINCE MEAT. Kansas City. Dec. 24.—.Untie Sam Is watching to see tha: the mince pies this Christmas are the real thing. Tliis afternoon a local deputy I'niied .States Marshal seized 12' barrels con taining 720 gallons labelled “mince meat.” An analysis by the govern ment pur ■ food department showed that it had no meat in it, but con sisted of currants and chopped ai> pies with a filler that looked an.I smelled like mince meat. The barrels were shipped to Kan sas City by a Louisville, K\ . com pany to a purchaser who notified th» government agents he had been de ceived. WILSON WELCOMES XMAS. Princeton. N. L. Dec. 24.—“Thanic tloodness tomorrow is Christmas," said Presld nt-eleet Wilson as he reached his home for dinner tonight after a hard days work in Trenton, lie motored to and from the state house. . .— ■ ■ i. ■ I NOMINATION BALLOT COUNTING ONE VOTE. For Miss or Mrs... Address ..... In The SENTINEL RECORD PIANO CONTEST, subject to conditions governing contest. Ballots to be counted must be separated, carefully trimmea around border and deposited unfolded. Use this ballot to vote for yourself or a friend in the Piano Contest. THIS BALLOT WILL BE VOID AT 4p.m. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28,.