The Tribune from Hicksville, Ohio on September 30, 1909 · Page 3
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Tribune from Hicksville, Ohio · Page 3

Publication:
Location:
Hicksville, Ohio
Issue Date:
Thursday, September 30, 1909
Page:
Page 3
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 3 article text (OCR)

J --.you have only known prosaic men." res J What GolTlT Cannot Author of "A Crooked Path," "Maid, Wife or Widow." "By Women'. Wit," "Beaton'e Bargain," "A Llfo Interest." "Mont's Choloo," "A Woman'. Heart." CHAPTER X. The young heiress was much upset, and, besides this, she had felt for some time what she would have termed an "aching void" for want of a confidante. A confidante had always been a necessity to her, as It generally Is to persons much taken up with themselves. Her last devoted friend, the depositary of her secret troubles, projects, and love affairs, had lately married a brutal husband who Had taught his bride to lauRh'at Mary Dacre's storms In a teacup and two-penny-half-penny tragedies; so her heart was empty, swept and garnished, and ready for the occupation of another "faithful friend and counsellor," when fato threw Hope Desmond In her way. In MIhs Ducre's estimation, she was eminently fitted to fill the vacnnt post; there was Just the difference of illation between them which would make the confidences of the future Harmless Cas-tk'ton flattering to their recipient, to whom also her friendship might be Suscrul. There was a short pause. Miss Desmond's eyes looked dreamy, as If ne were gazing In spirit at some distant Bcenc, and not as If sho were quivering with Impatience for the revelations about to be made to her. Tho silence was broken suddenly by a somewhat unconnected exclamation from Miss Dacre: "He Is certainly cry nice-looking." "Who? Lord Everton?" asn:d Hope. "Lord Everton! Nonsense! He might have been forty years ago. I mean Captain Lumley. There Is something knightly In his look and bearing: one could imagine him going down Into the lion's pit for one's glove, aid thnt sort of tiling." "I do not think I could." smiling. "I do not fancy Captain Lumley or any other logical modern young man doing anything of the kind. He might, If extra-chivalrous, bring you a dozen new pairs to replace the one you had dropped." "Ah, my dear Miss Desmond, I fear you aro not Imaginative. Or perhaps I have only known very few of any kind." "And I. have had such a wide experience!" Bald Miss Dacre, with a sigh, "You can see I nm no beauty; yet I have the fatal gift of fascination In an extraordinary degree. Yes, really It Is quite curious." Another Righ. "I feel In something of a diflicult position Just now, and I have no friend near with whom to tako counsel. Now, dear Miss Desmond, I feel attracted to you. I nm certain you could be a faithful friend, and silent as the grave." "I should be very happy to be of w ,-"", siting ouu paused for a reply. "I knew you would. I am so tired of feeding on my own heart! I want a friend. Now, I dare say you are surprised to see how earnestly I advocate Hugh Savllle's cause. Ah, there is a little tragic story which will color my wholo life." "Indeed!" with awakening Interest. "I trust your life will !e free from all tragic Ingredients." "Ah, no; that It cannot be. You must know thnt I saw a great deal of Richard and HiigMSnvlllo when I was a little girl; my father worried a great deal aVout politics, and I used to live at tho Court nil the summer, that he mlgju see me sometimes (my mother died X'hcn I was a baby, you know). Well, as soon as I left off playing with dolls and began to feel, I was iii love with Hugh; and he was very fond of me. Then he went to sea, and we did not meet for years, until after I had been presented and had refused half a dozen men. I shall never forget our first meeting when he returned from oh, I don't know where. Ho was so pleased to see me; but soon, very soon, I saw that he who was the light of my eyes was the one man of .-1 J- lsi3 met who resisted the nttrac-tfcn I generally exercise." Hero she paused in her, voluble utterance and pressed her handkerchief to her eyes. Hope was so amazed at these unexpected revelntions that the bright color rose in her cheek it seemed to her delicate nature almost Indecent to thus lay bare one's secret experiences to a stranger and a look of embarrassment made her drop her eyes; but these symptoms were lost on her companion, who thoroughly enjoyed holding forth on the delightful topic of self and exhibiting her own fine points. "That must have been very trying," said Hope, feeling that she ought to say something. "Awful, my dear Miss Desmond. By the bye, may I call you Hope? It is a Rood omen, your name." "Certainly, Miss Dacre." "Well, my dear Hope, I nearly went mad; but it Is curious that I never looked better. I flirted wildly with every one; still of course Hugh knew quite well that I was desperately in love with him." "Did he? How very trying! Perhaps he did not." "Oh, yes, he did; and of course I did all sorts of wild things to show I did not care." "Yea, I understand." "Then I had that disturbance with my father about poor Lord Ealmuir. I behaved rather badly. I did intend to marry him, but I couldn't! And so we went abroad; and I felt better. But it was an awful blow when 1 found that Hug.i was absolutely married! Just think of it! and to a mere adventuress, a nobody! such an ambitious man! He will get sick of her, you may, be quite sure." .,.,, nil T T t 1. I wny; asneu nuiic, iuumu& cai- nestly at her. "Is he very change- ..l.l.oil muiv : "No, not at all; he Is as steady as a rock, and very proud. But most men tire of their wives, especially when they have brought them no advantages. I never thought Hugh, Savllle could fall In love and forget himself. Now, when I saw George Lumley, his likeness to his cousin made my h"nrt teat. I soon saw that he was a good deal struck with nic, and I bellevo I could love him passionately if If- uy 03 memory was not so Importunate. He U very charming; and why should I not grow young again? for one does feel awfully old when one has no love affair on. Don't you think George Lumley Is very much taken with me?" "I suppose that sort of attraction Is more perceptible to Its object than to nny one else," returned Hope Desmond, hesltutingly. She had grown pale and grave, while Miss Dacre rattled on: "Then, you see, when I heard about Hugh saving that mnn's life, I thought I might make use of the story to wake up Mrs. Savllle's good feelings. It would be rather an heroic proceeding If I were to reconcile the mother, son, and wife. George Lumley said I was splendidly generous.' "What! did he, too, know all about Hugh I mean Mr. Savllle?" cried Hope, more and more disturbed. "Oh, yes; we have quite Interesting talks about him. I tell him confidentially how fond I was of Hugh, and then, of course, he wishes he was lq Hugh's place: so we get on very well. He is always coming over to the Court, except when he goes away for a .few days' shooting. I nm not quite sure my father likes It. Yon have never met Lord Castleton? He Is very nice rather old-fashioned. Lord Everton was a great friend of his In enr-ly days. Now, my dear Hope, you know my henrt history; and you will notice Captain Lumley's manner. You know the Lumley estates are rather encumbered, nnd I dare say he feels shy of approaching me poor fellow! but, if I like him that Is of no consequence." "I am always interested in what you like to tell me, Miss Dacre," said Hope, with some hesitation, as if choosing her words, "but I am not very observant, and tome older nnd wiser person would be more deserving of your confidence than I nm." "Nonsense! I could not tell all these things to a stiff old frump' Now, mind you nsk Mrs. Savllle if you may come and practice every morning for the concert. I Intended to ask her, but my anxiety about Hugh quite put It out of my head. That Is always my way: I never think of myself." Hope was too bewildered with her energetic rapidity to reply, so Miss Dacre went on: "She has really no feeling nt all. She Is fearfully hard. I am ofrald she will never forgive Hugh. But I will do all I can." "If you will take my advice, Miss Dacre," said Hope, earnestly, "you will leave the matter alone. The less Mrs. Savllle hears of her son for the present, the better. Attempts to force him on her notice only harden her." "Well, perhaps so; but you must back me up whenever you can." 'Trust me, I will." 'Now I had better go home. I dare say Captain Lumley is waiting for me on the way. I nm so glad you made me open my heart to you. It Is such a comfort to have some one to speak to." "Thank you," returned Hope. "So good by. You are looking quite pale and 111. He Bure you ask Mrs. Savllle about the concert." And Miss Dncro departed through the open window. Hope threw herself on the sofa ns soon ns she was gone, and sat there lost in thought, her elbow on the cushion, her head on her hand, unconscious of the largo tears which, after hanging on her long lashes, rolled slowly down her cheeks. What unhapplness and confusion Hugh Sa vllle's headstrong disobedience had created! and for what? Perhaps only for a temporary whim; perhaps only to regret it, as Miss Dacre said. The thought of these things depressed her. Some Incident in her own life perhaps mndo her more keenly alive to the trouble In Mrs. Savllle's; for Hope Desmond was an exceedingly attrac tive girl, graceful, gentle, with flashes of humor and fire, suggesting delightful possibilities. The day had been trying, for her good friend Mr. Raw-son had not brought too flourishing an nccount of her affairs, and she did not enjoy the idea of being a companion all her life. At this stage of her reflections a shadow fell across her, and, looking up, sho saw George Lumley contemplating her with much Interest. She was always pleased to see his bright, good-looking face, nnd, smiling on him kindly, said, "You have miss" ' Miss Dacre. She has Jui:t gone." "Are you nil right, Miss Desmond?' he asked, with much interest, and drawing a step nearer. "Yes, of course," she returned; then, becoming suddenly aware that her face was wet with tears, she blushed vividly and put up her handkerchief to remove them. "The terrible effect of a private Interview with one's legal adviser," Bhe said, with a brave attempt to laugh. "He must have brought you bad news, I fear." And Lumley sat down beside her. "Old Rawson " He paused. "Is one of the best and kindest of friends," put In Hope. "Now I must go away. I should have been In my room before this, only Miss Dacre chose to stay and talk about family affairs. If you follow you will soon overtake her; she has taken the vicarage path." "Whj', you don't suppose I want to overtake her?" "She expects you." "Well, she may do so. She has nearly talked me to' death once today. I am not going to run the same risk again." (To be continued.) Favorably Imprenaed. "Why do you Insist on having a native of Italy to work on your farm?" "Becuz I've read so much about them fine Italian hands." Washington Herald. According to the latest figures, the water-power development of this country is reported at 6,357,000 horsepower, and the number, of wheels which It turns at 52,827. In three feces out of five the eyes are out of ai-nraent. SORRY PRACTICAL JOKES. frm-Hle. Suitpoard to lie Humor-on Inspired by Evil Nature. That was a poor sort of Joke played by a New Yorker who Inserted In a paper an advertisement advising that thirty able-bodied men could find employment at a cerUMn address, the Indianapolis Star says. The able-bodied men and some whose attempts to appear able bodied were pathetic, flocked In numbers to the place. There they were Informed by the proprietor of the shop that their services were not needed; that, In fact, he had inserted no advertisement. Evidently some person burdened with a peculiar sense of humor had been responsible for sending these men on their forlorn quest with the Idea uppermost In his small mind that he was playing a good Joke on the supposed employer. The joke, If It was a Joke, worked completely. The shop owner was vexed and chagrined, and the footsore men turned sadly away. The humor of the thing will be seen at once when it Is understood that some of these men tramped wearily many blocks, only to meet rebuff, while others, not able to walk, spent for car fare the few pennies they had managed to pinch together for such an emergency. It meant wasted hopes for men already, some of them, near the shoals of despair. It meant a loss of faith In mankind. M is unpleasant to think that such jokers exist, but It Is none the less truo that they are to be found here and there, an Incubus on society. These are the persons who rock the boat, who point the loaded gun "In fun," who pin crape on the doors of the living, who anonymously Insert false marriage notices, and they are all of them blood brothers to those who wag the tongue of slander. Most of such offenders give thoughtlessness as their excuse, but the real truth is that persons who do so offend are wanting In the milk of human kindness they are of evil nature. The liability as an Insurer of a common carrier undertaking to trans port live stock is held In Summerlln versus Seaboard Air Line R. Co (Fla.), 47 So. 557, 19 L. R. A. (N. S.) 191, not to extend to any damage re suiting from the nature, disposition or vlclousness of the animal. An assignee of a bill of lading as collateral security for a draft upon the consignee of property represented by it, which he discounts. Is held In Ma son versus Nelson (N. C), C2 S. E 625, 18 L. R. A. (N. 3.), 1221, not tc be liable for breach of warranty by the consignor In the sale of the property The derailment and overturning ol a freight car in a train Is held. In Henson versus Lehigh Valley R. R Co., 194 N. Y.. 205, 87 N. E. 85, 1 L. R. A. (N. S.), 790, not to be such evidence of negligence toward its brakeman as to cast upon it tho burden of exonerating Itself from th charge of negligence to absolve Itself from liability for Injury to him thereby. One who, without paying fare, voluntarily attempts to ride In the cat of a locomotive at the Invitation ol those In charge of the train, Is held In Clark versus Colorado & N. W. R Co. (C. C. A ). 1G5 Fed. 408, 19 I,. R. A. (N. S.), 9S8, to assume the known hazards Incident to such exposed position, and he Is held not to be entitled to hold the railroad company liable for Injury caused by the collision of the cab with a car negligently left on a side track so as not to clear the main track, where the negligence was not wanton, and no Injury occurred to anyone else on the train. One who, In constructing. a railroad in a public street, rightfully leaves a loaded push car standing unfastened and unattended upon a track, is held, in Cahlll versus E. B. & A. L. Stone & Co., 153 Cal. 571, 9G I'ac. 84, 19 L. R. A. (N. S.), 1004, to be liable for Injury thereby caused to a child not guilty of contributory negligence, who has been permitted to play upon It, where the car Is on a grado down which, if It starts, It cannot be readily stopped, and the Injury Is caused by the child's being caught and crushed while attempting to stop tho car after it has been set in motion down the grade. MAN'S HAT BLOWN IN CAVE. Draft i'ame from Opening and Cavern In Itevt-nled. The loss of a hat and a search for It resulted In the discovery of another mammoth cave, which Is expected to surpass in extent the famous Wind cave in the southern Black Hills. The site of the new cave la In Pennington County, South Dakota, In the eastern foothills of the Black Hills, the entrance being on tho ranch of Charles Maddock. The new cave was accidentally discovered by Mr., Mad-dock while walking about his ranch. Near the spot where the entrance to the cave was afterward discovered his hat suddenly blew oft his head and dis appeared, in following the direction taken by the hat the mouth of the cave was disclosed. Explorations thus far have been In terfered with by the presence across the explored passage of a wall of limestone rock, which has accumulated from the celling of one of the chambers. It is a curious coincidence that the discovery of the new cave and that of the now famous Wind cave were Identical in circumstances, Wind cave having been discovered many years ago by a cowboy, whose hat blew oft and was drawn by a fierce air current Into the entrance of what has since been known as Wind cave, which now belongs to the United States government, and has been included In a national park, which is yearly visited by a great number of people. In New lCnulniid, Mi Bauld What do you want to be when you grow up, Johnny? Johnnie I want to be a musician, Mr. Bauld A musician! Why? Johnnie Yes, slr-ee; I wanter be a pled piper. Just think of all the pie he must get! Boston Herald, What He Wanted, "Say," said the country resident to tho city clerk In the furniture store, "I want to look at one of them there Information bureaus. I understand they're the latest things out." Detroit Free Press. Walt Until "tint of tbe Wood." When thou hast not crossed the river, take care not to Insult the crocodile. Hawaiian Proverb. N1 fcnxxssTbLLrErATH JjMITEDgTATES P all things In the United States, that most enlightened nation, human lite Is cheapest. In his annual report for 1900 Dr. C. J. Whalen, Commissioner of Health for Chicago, made this statement as a fact too familiar to be controverted: "There are in the United States to-day approximately eighty millions of people, of whom a million or more will die each year. Of the total number of deaths 25 per cent are unnecessary and could be prevented." In a recent lecture before the New York Academy of Medicine Dr. C. A. L. need of Cincinnati expressed the same Idea lu another form when he declared that preventable diseases in the United States kill one person every two minutes of the year. At this rate the total would foot up 202,800 lives deliberately thrown away every twelve months. Let him who thinks this startling fact of no concern to himself remember that death la singularly Indlscrlmlnatlng. In Europe, where humnn beings are regarded as too valuable to be wasted, some remarkable reductions have been mnde In the death rate. England and Wales had, In 1903, a death rate of 15.4 per thousand, which was a decrease of 32.2 per cent, from that of the preceding decade. The Netherlands, with a rate of 15. G, showed a decrease of 11 per cent; Denmark, 15.8, a decrease of 9.7 per cent; Holland, 17.2, a decrease of 6.5 per cent. Even Sweden, where self-preservation had already become a religion, had been able to secure a decrease of 6.6 per cent, bringing her down to the remarkably low figure of 15.1 per thousand. But the most astounding thing is that, while the death rate In Europe continues to decline, it has turned about and is on the Increase lu the United States. In five out of thirty-six larger cities the death rate was higher In 1906 than In 1905, and In nine of them it was higher than It had been In live years. For the five years from 1901 to 1906 the average death rate from typhoid in Norway was 5.7 per 100,000; In Switzerland, 6.5; In Germany, 7.C; In Japan, 11.4; In the United Kingdom, 12.1; for the registration area of the United States, 32.2, or six times the rate In Norway, four and a half times the rate In Germany, and nearly three times tho rate In England. By the typhoid fever test human life Is held cheaper In Pittsburg than anywhere else, for the death rate from that preventable disease averaged 129.6 per 100,000 population for the five years ending with 1906, tho highest In the civilized world. Pueblo, Colo., stood second In this cataloguo of shame, with a rate of 113.6; Allegheny, third, 110.1; Jacksonville, Fla., 76.3; Columbus, O., 72,3; Louisville, Ky., C7.6. And typhoid Is but one of the preventable diseases. Disease works by stealth In the darkened chamber, out of sight of all but a few. But Violence seeks crowds where In the full glare of noonday he strikes down his victims with all the bloody ferocity of an Indian massacre. According to the mortality statistics of the United States Census Bureau for 1906 deaths from all forms of violence in the registration area In 1906 aggregated 49,-552. This is nt the rate of 120.9 per loo.uoo, as compared with a rate of 30.1 in the Germnn Empire In the same year. Nor is this all. The rate exceeds that of 1905, which was 111.9, and greatly exceeds that of any preceding year. The rate rose steadily from 6.1 per cent of all deaths In 1902 to 7.5 per cent In 1906. Violence now ranks fifth among the principal causes of death, and the rate Is still Increasing. The railroads led tho slaughter In 1906, as they do to-day, with a tally of 7,090 killed, as compared with 4,485 in 1802, an increase from 14.1 per 100,000 to 17.3. Other principal causes of death by violence, with total number of deaths and the rate per lOO.onu Inhabitants, are set forth in the following table, murders, suicides and executions Icing omitted: SAVED BY A PANTHER. Governor Jennings of Indiana used to tell a story of his early electioneering days In which he said that a panther may be a good temperance lecturer. Col. W. M. Cockruoi repeats the story In his "Pioneer History of Indiana." The incident happened when Governor Jennings was traveling over the thinly settled hills of Dearborn County, electioneering for Congress. He met a man with whom he was well acquainted, by name, Tom Ogles-by, who was Just getting over a protracted debauch. Jennings began asking Tom about his political views. The half-sober fellow looked at him and said: "Jen, don't you think a man Just out of a panther fight ought to be electioneered in a different manner from this? I am just from the grave. I was awakened a little while ago by a panther putting leaves and grass over me. It kept this up until I was entirely covered. I lay still for a while and then raised up and found the panther gone. I knew I was In danger, so I took my gun and climbed into a tree to see what the panther Intended to do. "In a short time I heard her coming, and she had her kittens with her. Every few steps sho would Ju.:np as If catching something, and the little ones would go through the same maneuvers. She kept this up until she got near to the bed of leaves she had covered over me, and then made a spring on the pile. She looked Just as I felt when I found that I was covered up for dead. She then started in to investigate tho cause of my disappearance, and before she located me I shot her." Jennings, after hearing this, said: "Well, Tom, I believe I should treat you as one from the dead, and that you should begin your life from this point. We were schoolboys together; I know you are a capable civil engineer and well-educated, and if you will cease drinking I will see that you have a good posltoon on tho surveying corps." Tom Oglesby did quit drinking, Jennings was elected, and kept his promise to his old friend, who became one of the well-known engineers of th'e United States. The Smallest store. What Is believed to be the smallest tore In the world was opened for business yesterday at Front street and BIgelow court, Worcester. It consists of two shelves 14 inches long attached to the building owned by J. Lewis Ellsworth, secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, and the space given up to the display of a few handfuls of fruit and peanuts contains 2S0 square Inches. For more than a quarter of a century the corner was the site of a news and peanut stand, but when the city extended Bigelow court from Front street to Mechanic street It was seen that the stand encroached on city land. It was demolished to allow the street to be extended, and the new line goes to within 14 Inches of the Ellsworth Building. Louis Orlente has rented these few Inches from Mr. Ellsworth and started to do business yesterday, keeping his IN THE Cause. Rate, Railroad 17.3 Drowning 10.7 Burns and scalds 8.7 Fractures and dislocations 7.6 Accidental poisoning 4.2 Vehicles and horses 3.7 Mines and quarries 3.7 Street cars 3.6 Asphyxiation 3.1 Accidental gunshot 2.6 Sunstroke 1.9 Suffocation 1.8 Machinery 1.4 Freezing 0.5 Automobiles 0.4 Lightning 0.4 Other accidental causes 21.9 stock In trade In a little structure about the size of a dog house In the rear of the Ellsworth Building. When Mr. Orlente makes a sale he has to stand on the sidewalk. Boston Globe. UNIQUE FLYING MACHINE. Inventor Would I'ae Team of Wild Knulei to lion Jtlrnhlp. In these clays of successful flying machines It Is Interesting to note some of the curious methods of aerial navigation heretofore proposed. In United States patent granted May 17, 18S7, to C. It. E. Wulff, and now expired, was shown a new use for the American eagle. Instead of being allowed to pose la lofty Independence as our patriotic emblem, this utilitarian inventor has put him to work. A team of live eagles, each hitched up In special harness, was connected to a balloon as shown in the illustration, and formed a means of controlling and directing the flight of the balloon. This motive power was capable of Indefinite radius of action and nil the aeronaut had to do was to keep his team of l'ltOrEM-Kl) 11Y KAUI.E POWEB. eagles headed In the direction he wanted to go, which was done by a turntable arrangement to which the eagles were secured by their harness. The Inventor in this case was a Frenchman and his Invention was patented In France before it was patented in the United States. This may account for his lack of respect to our national bird Popular Mechanics. Hunting- Ground! for Katorallatn. Those who are curious about birds may spend time to great profit in looking at the poulterers' shops when game is in season. There they will find many rare and even valuable specimens that apparently have been thrown into the hamper by the man who shot them on the chance of his receiving, something from the London dealer. A very good museum of stuffed birds might be got by almply purchasing those that through 111 luck have found their way Into Leadenhall market. Country Life. A Trnarlo Episode. "Why Is Ethelinda crying so bitterly?" asked the fond mother. "It's my mistake, as usual," answered the penitent, father. "I went and ate up the things she made at cooking school instead of saving them to show to visitors." Washington Star. Doth Work, Bacon And doesn't her husband ever do any kitchen work? Egbert Sure, he does. He sometimes fires the rolling-pin back at his wife. Yonkers Statesman. No. of Deaths. 7,090 4,395 3,585 3,116 1,734 1.524 1,523 1,488 1,276 1,074 763 719 665 203 183 169 8,961 38,368 One of the curious things about the fearful story of death by violence Is that human life is cheapest In the smaller cities. Measured by the deaths by violence, human life Is cheapest In Butler, Pa., where the annual rate is 379.4 per 100,000 population. Plttston, In the same State, stands second, with a rale of 359.6. Iron Mountain, Mich., Is third in rank, with a rate of 290.7; then come McKeesport, Pa., 290.1; Shenandoah, Pa., 278.9; Pottsville, Pa., 276. Pueblo, Colo., Is seventh In the list, with a rate of 269.3. Altogether there are niore than a score of small cities, half of them In Pennsylvania, tho rest In Now Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Otiio, Indiana and Maryland, in which the death rate by violence exceeds tho highest rate In any large city. The total number of deaths by violence In 1906 and the rate per 100,000 Inhabitants from that cause In seventeen of the larger cities are set forth In the following table: Total City. Rate. Deaths. Pittsburg 190.9 716 New Orleans 125.3 425 Kansas City 126.7 231 Buffalo 123.6 472 Boston 122.5 73S Cincinnati 118.2 408 San Francisco 116.8 429 Greater New York 105.1 4,323 Washington 101.1 311 Philadelphia 100.8 1,453 St. Louis 97.2 631 Chicago 97.0 1.98S Baltimore 95.5 629 Detroit 93.0 331 Milwaukee 69.8 252 Minneapolis C9.8 191 St. Paul 69.9 122 13,550 In Chicago vlcience caused 7.6 per cent of all deaths. This was an Increase over the preceding decade. The railroad stands first, with a total of 309 deaths for the city. Next conies falls, which caused 283 deaths. Third in rank of enures are the street cars, with 167 deaths to their credit. Vehicles and horses, another peril of the street, the seventh in order of Importance, caused 95 deaths. But when It conies to the perils of the street, Chicago must give way to New York. In 1908 the street and elevnted railroads and the subways of the metropolis alono killed 444 persons and wounded 35,060. As all the roads combined carried , 1,300,000,000 during the year, this was a death or an Injury for every 36,615 passengers. Automobiles killed 42 and Injured 109. TIGER WHIPS A LION. While nn audience of 1,500 people was in the hall of a Coney Island animal show a lion nnd tiger started fighting, and before they could be separated the hind quarters of the Hon had been so mangled by his striped antagonist that he had to be shot. The act which was being shown required seven lions and two tigers, and was considered a very daring fent on account of the enmity of the great jungle beasts. At every performance they snapped and snarled nt each other, but had always been held In check by the trainer; on this occasion, however, he turned his head for an Instant, and In that Inconceivable time the lion saw his chance and sprang upon the tiger, after which, in spite of efforts to part them, they fought until both were helpless. A Happy Ending-. A duel with a happy ending seems an anomaly, yet one is commemorated In Blackwood's Magazine, in an article on Irish "fire-eaters." The duel as arranged was between John Egan, a county Judge, and Roger Barett, Master of the Rolls. Both men were humorous, and the meeting, upon, the fair-ground of Donnybrook, v-as characteristic. Upon the combatants taking their ground, Barett, who was the challenger, promptly fired without waiting for the signal to be given, nnd then walked coolly away, calling out: "Now, Egan, my honor Is satisfied!" The Judge, however, was by no means contented, and shouted, "Hallo! stop, Roger, till I take a shot at your honor!" Barett thereupon came back, and planting himself in his former station, said composedly: "AH right, then, fire away." Egan presented his pistol, and taking the most deliberate aim, first at one part of the Master of the Rolls' anatomy and then at another, seemed determined to finish him outright. At last, however, he cried out: "I won't honor you! I won't be bothered shooting you! So no wyou may go your own way, or come and shake hands with me, whichever way you like best." Barett chose to shake hands, and amidst the plaudits of the crowd the antagonists departed from the field In much good humor, the best of friends. The Only Kind. "It would be a good Idea If brains could be gone over and renovated now and then." "If that were possible, some brain? would have to be renovated with a vacuum cleaner." Baltimore American. wJii-ii-,v.V '- --.wit "iJM I review OF OHIO i ) Mrs. G. W. Smith, mother of thirteen children, died at her home in Akron a few minutes after being overcome by a stroko of apoplexy, while washing. Three of her children, W. R. E. Smith, Mrs. Elsie Gosson and Miss Zelnia Smith, live in Cleveland. A fire In the business district of Tiffin gutted the cigar factory of Kirchner Bros, on Market Btrect. The adjoining apartments, occupied by Mrs. Ella Smith, were also gutted. The Bmoke damage In the entire block will alone reach the thousands. But little insurance was curried. Homesick and with his foot crushed, disabling him from work, Antonio Stancanelll, of Akron, wroto farewell letters to his parents whllo standing on the Northern Ohio railroad bridge, ninety feet high, then jumped head first to the cunal bank below, crushing his head. His brother Is on the way to this country from Sicily, but trouble has come up about his entrance to the country. Because of the order of Mayor Bond of Columbus, Instructing the Board of Education to vacate all rooms In the third stories of school buildings not provided with fire escapes, 850 pupils, of nil grades, were sent home. The Board finds It Impossible to secure new charters In the various districts to relieve the conditions which now exist. It is understood that an Injunc tion suit is to be filed against the action ef the Mayor. Count Czaky, of Kassa, Hungary, worked In nnlloy'B department store In Cleveland for three weeks. Ho has Just left for New York City, after resigning his position. He gave no reason for his action. Tho Count worked hard, Manager Sinecure says, receiving J.10 a week as floorwulker. His first visit to America was In 1908, when he accompanied his cousin, Count LnBcIo Jenio Marc Henry Simon Szechenyi, who married Gladvs Van-derbllt. A midway plulsance, fashioned after tho famous world's fulr nmusenient street, but conducted for God, Is the Innovation planned at Lima next week by the Episcopalian Club, composed of nctive members of Christ's Episcopal church. A big lawn has been secured and will be turned Into a tented midway extending through n whole square from street to street. There will be a country store, dancing pavllllon, concert hall, clairvoyant nnd a big minstrel show. A fire, which destroyed his home near Genoa, failed to give Ira W. Smith, the village schol teacher, timo to finish dressing nnd he was compelled to abandon the house bare-footed. His wife and family escaped with only a iiortion of their garments. The nearest neighbor was miles away and so Smith started out baro-footed to get help. When he returned he found his dwelling entirely consumed. After leaving his wife and family at the home of a neighbor he walked three miles and bought footgear for the. entire family. Mrs. Mary Adelaide Fairbanks, the mother of Charles W. Fairbanks, former vice president, celebrated her eightieth birthday a few days ago at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. L. Milllgan, in Springfield, nnd a family reunion was given In honor of the event. All of her children, excepting C. W. Fairbanks, who is now in the Philippines, were present. He sent her an affectionate cablegram. Mrs. Fairbanks is a remarkable woman, being in the full enjoyment of all of her faculties, and her health Is excellent. She also possesses unusual mental attainments. Dan Hopewell, lineman for the Citizens Telephone Company, was' electrocuted while nt work at the top of a high pole in Loveland. The mass of wiro beneath him kept his body from falling to the ground. The accident was caused by another lineman dropping a high tension electric wire across the telephone wires. The fire company, with the aid of ladders, carried the body from the pole. The pole on which Hopewell was working was immediately in front of his own home, and his brother nnd mother were watching him work when the accident happened. Ail Kent was saddened when It became known that Roy Kelso, a young Erie yard conductor, had been killed, the third fatality in Kent within a week. Kelso was making a cut of cars when he fell nnd was run over, his left arm nnd side being mangled. Jumping to his feet, he started to run, falling into the arms of Brakeman Kuntzmim. A special train was mnde up and Kelso, in care of two physicians, was rushed to White's Hospital in Ravenna, where he died two hours after the accident. Kelso, who was a nephew of Charles H. Kelso of Cleveland, was one of the best marksmen of Northern Ohio, holding the Portage County championship medal in various years. Carey Heath, a mail carrier of Belle-fontalne, is in danger of losing the sight of an eye. A pet chicken pecked him In the eye, blinding him, and now the other eye is affected through sympathy. Death won In a race to the bedside of the mother of Professor R. I. Fulton, of Ohio Wesleyan University School of Oratory. Mrs. Fulton died at her home in Leesburg, Va., very suddenly, a half hour before the son reached her bedside. A disastrous fire visited Oak Hill last week, completely destroying the postofllce and two store buildings and contents. The whole town was threatened for a time, but the wind was from a favorable quarter. Loss $15,000, partly insured. The disquieting jangle of church bells at Cellecenter on Sunday. mornings annoyed Mayor Williams, a retired Methodist preacher. Accordingly ho has visited each congregation and asked the pastor to change the time of services so that ail the bells in town will ring at the same time. rhlllp Fisher, of Wellston, who killed his wife and wounded her alleged paramour, Charles Depriest, was captured at Oak Hill. Evan Jones, a coal miner, will get the reward offered for his capture. The Oesterlen Lutheran orphanage of Springfield recently held a celebration for two days. The trustees have determined to broaden the scope of the Institution. There aro now thirty children in the home which was opened four years ago, being founded by a bequest from Amelia Oesterlin of Tippecanoe Countv. Roar Admiral Charles K. Clark, U. S. N., of Oregon fume, who arrived In Fremont a few days ago for a brief visit with Colonel Webb C. Hayes, was taken ill with a severe attack of bowel trouble soon after his arrival, and has since been confined to bis bed under a physician's care. A fushlonubly dressed woman fatally shot herself In tho dining room of the Park Hotel In Oberlln In tho presence of 100 students who were eating dinner. Her Identity was unknown at first, but later it was found that she is Mrs. R. D. Nooney, of Wellington. Poor health is supposed to have caused temporary derangement. James L. Mickey, 78 years old, Postmaster at Fostorla from 1861 to 1870 and Treasurer of Loudon Township more than twenty years, Ib dead. While assisting In moving some machinery on his farm last week, one of Mickey's fingers was smashed. The finger was amputated, but gangrene had set In and his case was soon pronounced hopeless. Armed with corn knives, two men entered Daniel Hoysel's wutermelon patch near South Charleston and destroyed nn acre and a half of the lu-clous fruit. They cut and slashed the 'melons on the vines, leaving tho patch ruined. Bloodhounds from Dayton were secured, and they took a trail leading to a house in South Charleston. No arrests have been made. William Schwab, 42 years old, a nephew of Peter Schwab, millionaire Hamilton brewer, committed suicide at the home of Charles Gradolph In Hamilton. Schwab lay In a hammock and using his toe to pull the trigger, blew oft part of his head with a shotgun. Portions of the skull were found boiho distance away. Schwab had not been well and had acted queerly for days. Grover Jordan, aged about 17 years, whose home is on Freeman avenue, Cincinnati, fell beneath a freight train nt Ironton and was so badly Injured that he died two hours later. Both legs were cut off and he was Internally Injured. Tho boy had been traveling with the Sells circus and was e:n route homo. He hud a membership card lu American New Home Lodge 19G, Junior Order American Mechanics, on his person. Councilman Buldridge, of Columbus, nnd tho residents of Ills ward have come to the conclusion that there is more love than business in whistles of locomotives on the Norfolk & Western railroad. Ho has decided, from Investigation," that the toots are signals to the loved ones of the engine men. Mr. Buldridge has asked the Council to compel the railroaders to make love during their leisure moments and not while on duty. Pathetic is the death of Mrs. Tor-rence, which occurred at Mansfield. The family of Milton Harrold, husband, wife nnd three children, removed from Findlay to Mansfield some months since, when typhoid fever appeared in the family. Before the disease had run Its course every member had It, but all were nursed back to health by the guiding hand of Mrs. Torrence. When the last child had recovered the nursa 'was taken down with the disease and died Having prayed in vain that death relieve him, Jacob Motz, aged 80 years, of Marietta, took matters Into his own hands and committed suicide by drowning. His aged wife, who had watched him carefully, was asleep when he left tho house. Infirmities prevented his walking, so he crawled to the bank of Duck Creek nnd roiled into the stream. Ills wife soon found the body lying in a few inches of water. Motz came froi.i Germany and was quite wealthy. "We're in a hurry to get married, Squire, mid can't wait until you hear the case you have in court today," remarked the groom-to-be, Charles Stale, as he appeared with his blushing bride, Alice Smith, of Brookville, before a squire In Dayton. The magistrate was hearing un important criminal case and laid aside his judicial duties to wed the couple on the stairway, there being no vacant space in the courtroom. Stuie's prospective mother-in-law accompanied the couple, and her strategy resulted in the double-quick marriage under novel conditions. Henry Backenstos, who died at the Sandusky State Soldiers' Home, was burled at Springfield with military honors by Mitchell Post, G. A. R. Mr. Backenstos was until a year ago a resident of the Tennessee Soldiers' Home, where he wns stricken with tubercu- , losis. He was removed to Sandusky and at that time, knowing ho had not long to live, sent to his old Springfield comrades of Mitchell Post enough money to pay his funeral expenses. Mr. Backenstos was born at Somerset, O., where ho was a playmate in childhood of General Philip Sheridan. The two were fast friends until the general's death. ' Bert Dycho, who formerly ran a saloon at McCoib, and gave the authorities all kic4s of trouble, is now a church evangelist doing splendid work in Kansas City, according to reports received at Findlay. Forest Field, of Marion, who left last week to attend college at Kenyon, and participated in the annual freshman-sophomore cane rush, has returned home to nurse a deep cut In his cheek and numerous bruises on his back and limbs. The Youngstown City Council Is going after the hucksters and dealers who have been reported as using measures not up to the standard. It was reported that fruits and vegetables are being sold in boxes that are short of tho standard established by law. Mrs. James Rose proved herself a heroine at Lima, when, discovering her 8-year-old son Johnny being assaulted by a stranger, she rushed forward with a ball bat and gave battle. The man, bleeding from his wounds, ran away, and his identity has not yet been discovered. Earl Odell, 17 years old, met death in the a, H. & D. shop nt Lima when his sleeve caught In a line shaft, whirling him through the air. His head was crushed with repeated blows against the steel. J. D. Clarke, of Lancaster, has leased in Adams Township, Muskingum County, and Franklin Township, Coshocton County, 6,500 acres of coal land. The land was leased at $25 per acre, payable In twenty-five equal payments. Mr. Clarke expects to develop the coal, V which Is considered the best In that part of the State. '1 '1 1 A : - . ; . i . 5 i : ! 3 :. -V 4 -

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page