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   Clinton Clintonian (Newspaper) - April 4, 1914, Clinton, Indiana                                 (PUBLISHED EVERY DAY EXCEPT, SUNDAY)  VOLUME TWO  LAD KILLEO IN  CLINTON, INDIANA, SATURDAY EVENING, APPJL 4, 1914  NUMBER 128  OLD TIME CLAY ( OfXTY  311XEK IIIKS AT CAÍÍI)0.\L\  HE DRIVES MULE  ^JKAI'I'Kfi MAKKS IlitST AM) LAST T!UP. \VH1:N l ALi.S t'IU).M i'Ail ()«■■ COAL  ua AND NECK BSIii  BROKEN, iN ACCIDENT  Son ot TtHi'.i"-- iJviii;; ir. TI;:ìì ;iì:(i S;ii<! to lia-.o Ht'en (lii'^nloiis Li«l  ir.ity  ili-  GALLANTRY  MAX WHO APRIL-FOOLED CONSTA ULES PAYS EOK "Kl  Scores of Clinton miners, especially those who have come here from 1 Brazil, knovv- the aycd miner refer-' red to in this article from the Brazil. Times, of Friday: ;  Daniel Suitie, ased 73 years, :! months and 20 days, died about lu ; o'clock this morning at his home in Cardonia, of general debility, after, sickness of two weeks.  Mr. Suttie was born in Gartsluu'-: rie, Scotland, but came to America; many years ago and has lived in Clay | county almost i^-ince the beginning of' operations in vlu; block coal field. Ho | «■as engaged In mining for many years, retiring on account, of his age.  He was a. nicmber of t'nc Pros'n^-Tcrian chu.ri'h. and the I. O. (). r. '¡"he Cardonia lodge cf Oa;! i^oilowr; will Ir.v-.i' Hiarge of tho:- fr,iiL';i-J. wjiit-ii wiii be ¡!e;<i :ii the :-tHi(!c:}:r at l:oi> o'clock. Sunday aitcruoo-;. Rev. Lc;») Di'/H-an Nvii; piiMcli llu; frind'al.  I'iic fainiiy ¡survivors a;'e tlu: wid-(i\v, .li'nc P.. tv.'o so:is, ,)ohr. L. a;"l ■Tames :'.nd fourteen gi-andchh-  •Ircui.  Willi:'.ui .Ni'al, M-vtmreeu yf-;n'rt i.:' i\i:;c. ¡■.■¡if)i'i',-(l LIS having been, worl-:-ing as an extra tri]) rider at il'-auii mine Xo. 8. was i-rushtMi to de,iih wliile I'idiiig along t:M' e:;lry to t!!', (■age. Ibis forenoon. His I'M't ie;;. the back and the neck wei'e ¡j:'ji:e i, iuid the lif(! of the young man crushed out almost insf.intly. As iioon as he \va;i extricated fro:n under the cars he was hoisted to iiie s\irface. 'i'he body was taken to t!'.'' undertaking establishment of Herman lirown, in this city, where ih.> remains ar(! being i)rei)ared for burial, for which the details have nat yet been completed.  Young Neal for a long time liad been a trapper at the mine, and his trip to death was his first trip as an extra driver. It is stated that at the whistle for the mine to start il^ the morning, the mine boss sent the trapper with a nnile to one of the regular drivers, waiting dov.-n in the mine.  The driver, ii is said, refused to drive the mule, for some cause, and the lad concluded to take a trip back ro tlie bottom as he took the rejected mule back to report to the boss. 'J'he animal was hooked to four cars and the start was made with the novice driver on the "tail-chain." In making a short turn, and a little down grade, the cars were moving at a good rate of speed. In some manner the boy lost his balance and fell betw-een the cars. The Imraan obstructioh/brought the mule and the cars to a stop, but not before the life of the lad had been crushed out. Until Coroner Jett of Vigo county and the mine inspector have made investigation, there will be no inclination to fix the blame for the distressing accident. The saddened m'ners, in keeping with «custom, left the mine for the day, ■after the tragic death.  Young Neal lived with his parents, about two miles west of the mine, in Clinton township, and was said to be an industrious boy, contributing materially to the support of the family. The father. William Neal, Sr., works as a miner at another of the mines in the New Goshen vicinity. No arrangement has yet been made for the burial, but all the details will be arranged this evening when the father and the friends come to the city to remove tlie body to the home.  nr(  HONOR BOTH OÜT SÖING AND íNCOMiNG POSTMASTERS, Af^D ENJÖY SOCIAL SESSION  SHY ON HOBBLES, LONG ON TEARFUL TROUBLES  Ruby Petty-Met:'., who strolled from the glitter of her honeymoon, after a bask of only a week, is now in deep trouble. She was down to the office of .Justice of the Peace Bob Giiinn, this mornin.g. with, a tale of woe as long as a gravel road petition. Her greatest sorrow was that her mother, who is friendly ;o her husband, had carried away a basketful of her hobble skirts and other clothes and refused to let her have them. She says with a whole basketful of her wardrobe gone, she hasn't spare clothing eiiougii left to wrap up a sore thumb, and ;s for-^ei to remain out o" '.he gio'dy whirl un':il her mamma relents or the police go out there and force her to hand over the hobbles.  She said she would have never hooked up with Andrew Metz, had she not been driven by her mamma. She says she doesn't like her new husband one bit and that when she promised before high heaven and a few of her friends that she would fry fritters for Andrew for ever and a day, she didn't mean it. She says alreadj' Andrew has threatened to kill ker and she is actually fearful he will let some cold ozone into her system.  She has another sweetheart, but is afraid to be with him in fear Andrew will interrupt them with his presence and self-cocking credentials. The old world looks black to her now and while talking to Justice ■ Guinn and Chief of Police Deck Vanness, this niorning, she said she -would sooner, be out of this world , than here, with a famine of clothing and such; a surplus of trouble. Chief of, ffoiice Vanness gave her some - w^'Jesopae advice, and Ruby emp-»tif / some scillding regret in a hanrt-. kj Jcbief and then went away.  If the clerks down at the postoi.'-; lice wei-e a liitle slow about handing i out your mail, today, the gr.ls  at the delivery windows look-^.c" like they were wishing for quitting time, attribute it all to the fact dir.'. thay were all busy, and enjoying a toothsome taste of high-life last ni.ght. The hired hands of your Uncle Samuel and their boss antl recent boss enjoyed a banquet at Clinton hotel, Friday night.  The double-header plan of givin.g the outgoing postmaster, John O. Stark, a farewell, and the incoming official. John R. Paine, a welcome-, was secretly planned by the clerks and was a pleasing succej.-5. It was just, before the close of the day's business that Messrs. Stark and Paine were informed that "tlifeir presence was required at the dining room of the Clinton hotel at a given hour.  When they responded, they foun-i the room in complete charge of tbi postal clerks, and the preliminary for the onslaught, on the edibles completed. The room was beautifully decorated, the tables heavily freighted with good things sending the appetizing aroma through the clusters of fragrant flowers, and sweet music vibrated through every corner and crevice of the room. Miss Alma Briggs presided at the piano, and the music was one of the pleasing features of the frolic and the feast.  Deputy Postmaster O. D. Wellman was chosen to officiate as toastnias-ter, and the pleasing manner in which the silent servant of Unc'e Sara acquitted himself was a sur prise and pleasure to all. He made a neat talk on the work of the force during the past four years and spoke pleasingly of the harmony which had prevailed. He paid high tribute to the kindly and considerate manner in which the clerks have been treated by Mr. Stark and in words, heaving the true imprint of sincerity, welcomed John R. Paine as the head of the official family. Mr. Stark .-e-sponded in a speech which aboundca with good feeling and expressed more regret at leaving the presence of his co-workers than at letting loose of the job. He paid them a tribute for the loyal manner which they had aided him. in his '.effort to give the city a good mail service. Postmaster Paine responded, and though his remarks v.'ere brief.  Jc]::u LTpiiisld of Fairview. thf^ m;ip. v,ho drove away with the rig of ilio two constablus who had gone out I to arre:sr him for malicious destrur-ticn of property, was fined and is once inore ¡-quai-e with the state of Indiana. Ho pleaded guilty to a chargo oi malicious destruction of property and was fined .$1 and costs. Then he was charged with cruelty to animals, but the warrant failed -^o state whether the cruelty was to the horse or the constables. Any v.av he pleaded guilty and was fined one dollar and the customary assessments for the judicial dignitaries. John says !;e enjoyed the blissthil excitement. but tlie enjoyment wiil dig a big iiol;' in his next "pay."  lUi. Sh'AE F liUYS HO.M5':  OF LATE T. ( . MAirn.X  ). Siiaff iKis jtist ])iirc!K!s,"l ('. ^.iartin. two-story bri'.-;; rcsiiicnci' 0,1 South Fifth street. P. f. i'iiriMi, ;.s guardian for Wayn" Martiii, after the di^al ff)r rii,.  so:i of t!:;^ hite lumljer (lo.ulor riii.-i his widow, '¡ he home is one of tli,-!iiosf substar.tial in the city. and. liaving beer, built by a luniL-oi-nv.^.n and builder ¡or Ins own home, is W( P coiiKtvacted. Tlie price is re-uortf^d as being between .fOOOO and STliUf). Dr. and Mrs. Sliaff. who luivG hc'Hi living at the J. H. liog-n-t home. Mulberry and Fourth stroets. will .soon move into the home purchased. Mrs. Martin plans io iiiov to Brazil.  BII;LED AT WOXDEItLAXD WITH IMPORTAXT BUSINESS THE AXXOUXCEMEXT  mwnmm piEi AT  ' TRAIN TODAY  Could Cause Worry—Jris'.i-jd OiTiv,-:- Know Situjiiioii  AND HER NAME WAS MAUD: iS CITY GUEST  FINDS SOMF RARE FURNITÜRE IN CITY  Her name is Maud, and until an^ exciting little escapade of a fev.-| months ago, she looked after the pie foundry of Pat Brady, the colored keeper of an undescribed establishment down on Elm street, near Water. But she and Pat had a falling out and Patrick belabored her with a two-by-four scantling or other implement of war uutil the palace of Pat ceased to be a happy home for her. So Maud assembled her tooth paste, curling irons, podwer puffs, etc., and hiked to mingle with the colored four hundred down at Ca-.-I avenue, in the northeast corner of Terre Haute. But absence kindled the smouldering coals of that illicit love, and Patrick took his pen in hand and wrote for Maud to come back.  She came, and this is why she slumbered on a biink in tiie ci^y bas-tile, Friday night. When Maude came and tossed her picture hat oyer on the counter, she noticed that there were a few other colored women hanging around and making themselves too much at home with Patrick and the furniture, and then she proceeded to do a little spring house cleaning. There was a scat-terment of hobble skirts up and dow^n Water street.  Of course Patrick was displeased at the abrupt manner in which Maud had made known her coming and said things to her that men seldom say to their sweethearts. In the meantime, Maud had poured frequent adult doses from the mysterious black bottle, and as a result her reason was tottering on its throne. The interview continued until Maud wandered up into the city anu then it became so loud that there was a fear of awakening the flre depart ment.  Just to restore -peace and quiet, a  big policeman laid official hands on  ........... ..... -...... Maud and placed her on a bunk in  theV"rerr\o\^hr point! anti as the the city bastile, where she dreamed .lo^vc know .Tcibn Pnine. thev and slumbered until the morning  When Chief of Police Deck Vanness came down and listened to Maud's tear-starting tale of trouble, he was greatly affected. He didn't weep but he was real sorry. He informed Maud that he believed the society of Clinton could wiggle along without her, and if she would just journey back to Terre Haute, he would give her a new lease on American freedom and all would be forgiven. Maud has gone.  clerks all know John Paine, the know he was sincere in v/hat he saiil.  During the evening. Miss Emma M. Moore, who smiles at the deli'.-ery window, sang a couple of selections, and her efforts were highly appreciated. Mrs. Clifford Connerly also sang some selections and her efforts elicited profuse compliments. Amonjj the responses to Toastmaster Wellman was Verda Lambert, who officiates as a general utility, and tits nicely to any part of the local office. She talked of the work of the past four years, and of how harmoniously the force had worked and of the work accomplished. She spoke kindly of the retiring postmaster and predicted the same courteous consideration from Mr. Paine. Miss Moore also made a^ short talk, along the same lines, and was followed by other members of the official family, and all had kind words for the retiring official and wished him success in whatever vocation he might choose.  The napkin holders at the feast were: Mr. and Mrs. John O. Stark, Mr. and Mrs. John R; Paine and little daughter, Mr. ¡and Mrs,' O. D. Welman, Mr. and Mrs. George Curtís, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Connerly, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Newlin, Misses Verda M. Lambert, Emma Moore, Sadie Hunter . and Alma Brlggs.  UNPARflONABLE SIN DEFINED BY THOMAS  I  HE SAYS IT'S FIGHTING AGAINST HOLY SPIRIT; ADDITIONS TO CHURCH NOW 52  FINED FOR SCRAP  William Pickel and James Cogan, charged with assault and battery on a fopeigner named Frank Hill, appeared before Justice Robert Guinn, Friday night, and pleaded guilty to the charge and were fined $1 and costs each. The unpleasantness occurred out on Ninth street, on April fool's day. The three men fell out over some proposition pertaining to the return to work pending settlement. There were several fights out in that section of the city during the day, but all the other filters managed to avoid the police and thus averted official interiCference and a ■fine. ■ ■  "And would you have thought it? I had to come to a city like Clinton to find such furniture as that."  This was the exclamation made by "Dr." White, the furniture surgeon and physician, who was referring to some mahogany and other pieces of furniture . he had recently repaired for Dr. Mary- Matthews-Ewing. Mr. White said that two large, old fashioned mahogany beds and a maho.g-any dresser of quaint type are particularly rare and, he said, if the owner wanted to realize on them financially, there are people of wealth who would pay astonishing figures for such furniture as that.  One of the mahogany beds, with very high posts, richly hand carved, was that of Dr. Matthews-E%ving's Greatgrandfather William Renick's, which has become a valuable heirloom in the family of the late governor of Indiana. The other is a bed of very different style, .but strikes the lover of rich looking, old fashioned furniture as being almost equally beautiful and interesting.  The dresser over which Mr. While almost "raves" has a- revolving mirror arrangement unlike anything seen in modern dressers or chiffoniers. Dr. Matthews-Ewing says she often thinks of how her own grandmother looked when as a young Kentucky belle she stood before .that mirror. This young mother's life was sacrificed, in giving birth to the son who was destined later to be a governor of the neighboring state of Kentucky. The mirror arrangement permits it to be tipped to any angle, and the unique, old fashioned way in ' which wooden pans fasten this dow^n through the dresser add to its charms for lovers of antiques.  Besides these three l..:-ge pieces, there are many small ones that make the home at once rich in interest because of its heirlooms atnl antiques and beautifully fitted for its funtions as an every-day home. A little, five-legged black walnut table, which sat upon the back porch at the Matthews home, has been given new life by the furniture doctor, and occupies the principle place in the dining room. A quaint little kitchen chair, which is an heirloom in the family of Dr. Allen B. Murray, has been fixed up at the furniture hospital on Mulberry street, and is highly prized. The physicians are immensely pleased with this work, and all other do -.e at the hospital and say just as enthusiastic things about the furniture man as he does about their furniture. He has fixed up many pieces for them.  Besides the larger pieces mentioned, one finds in visiting some of the rooms of the physicians' home a few things which, though small, have interesting associations. For example there is a little brass candlestick, which belonged to James Whitcomb, father of the late Mrs. Matthews, who was another of Indiana's governors and who occupied a seat in :the United States senate. A little (Japanese remembrance is prized as a gift /from thift late Senator Turpie^of Indiana, to Mrs. ' Matthews.  "The unpardonable sin is not one particular sin," said Evangelist Thomas, last night, at the Christian church revival, "although any sin might become the incentive to commit it."  "The unpardonable is fighting the holy spirit manifested in the dictates of conscience."  "The bible.came by inspiration of the holp spirit and you^.dare, not re  ject the word of God."  "If you or anyone else is ever saved it will be through acceptance of Jesus Christ as savior or not at all"  "To reject Christ is to refuse the witness of the spirit and that will not be forgiven you."  "Is there any answer to the question, 'How shall we escape if we neglect salvation?'"  "There are many people who love to construct their own theology, and be save their way. Well, there is only one way, and that is God's way."  "Many men under conviction have fought the holy spirit and waited too long."  "God says, 'My spirit will not always strive with men.' "  "Some of the world's greatest ^lis-asters have been caused by neglect. And every soul is lost by neglect."  "There is a time, we know not when, A place, we know not where; Which marks the destiny of men To glory or despair."  "There is a line, by us unseen. That crosses every path. Which marks the botindary between God's mercy and his wrath." •  The audiece last night was fully as large as the one on Thursday night and the interest was fully as profound. The sermon held the un^Ii-vided attention of the people and Thomas was at his very best.  Miss Helen Scott very beautifully sang, "Wait Not Too Long." At the invitation, four ladies respondorl, thus bringing the total number of additions up to fifty-two.  There is every promise of a great day Sunday. Church workers say there is no doubt the goal of 401 in the Sunday school will be reached, for there are many personal workers who are eagerly working to reach that goal. Sunday night a great evangelistic service will be held when the evangelist promises io preach one of his greatest sermons, "The Judgment."  ^^ Pn'sidPur 'Villian; liouton, of the ri)j;i-ii Tvih: ■ WorkF:-s. of district 11, was ill Ciiiuon this morning, and at !' a. ni,. Siraday morning, he and pos.^ihly oi;y or nioi-p others of the Mine Workers' olTicPi's ¡ilan to speak to tliH iiiiners at Woaderiand theatre. Haiuib-.lis. gotten out by W. B. Pi.-kel. anouncing this meeting, simply state tl;at important matters ot business will he discussed. _  It is understood the main purpose of the officials is to try to get togetii-er the mine v,-orkers and c.xplain to them first hand the status of the contract question, and work pending settlement. It i.s known that only misunderstandings could lead to trouble anu the officials will gladly answer any questions, and will do as much explaining as the time will permit. If they don't get to talk tJ all that want to hear the matters discussed, they will perhaps be able! to talk to sonte who will pass along the information.  Everything was absolutely peaceable and orderly out on Ninth street, this morning according to several who live right near where the miners' train goes out and there is absolutely no cause to expect anything else, they say.  Even though there is no need for the mine workers' officials to come to Clintoii to explain the contract prdposition, it may afford an oppor- . tunity to exchange ideas as to the terms of the proposed settlement.  The miners' delegates reassemble, at Terre Haute Monday, and on Tuesday their scale committee is to meet the operators' scale committee. The miners', it is understood, will ask for some changes in conditions, for the next two years' contracts, but it is regarded as improbable that present business conditions, and the many receiverships for coal operators during the past year will permit any concessions that will mean more expense in getting out the coal. The public in such a city as Clinton would, of course, be glad to see concessions not only in conditions but in the wage scale, but would also deplore seeing anything asked for and insisted upon, unless it is known the conditions do warrant it. The mine workers' officials are a knowing and a reasonable group of men and it is believed President Houston and those working with him will know what they ought to have, and will use sensible means in reaching a settlement.  The Pennsylvania and Illinois operators and miners have been sparring for a settlement, but have so far reached no agreement. If press reports are dependable, it looks very much as though there will be practically a renev\-al of the wage scale of the past two years in those states.  IS  Mrs. F. T. Keli, of Nbrth Fourth street, has gone, to Shelb^llle, for a visit with her motheri  Mrs. Matthews. The golden eagle, which was borne on /the Matthews standard, by those Hooslers .who weiit to ^he Chicago democratic convention, to boost for  their favorite son as a presidential possibility, is given a prominent place on a mantle. It was Bryan's famous "Crown of thorns, cross of gold" speech, that resulted in his being unexpectedly nominated, Avhich, perhaps, kept this particular eagle from having an even more interesting history.  These heirlooms fit in particularly well in a home where antique furniture has been given such a prominent place. It is not uncommon, for any one who will take the trouble, to have one ( ■ more pieces of antique furniture fixed up so that it will be a prized old piece, but it is not everybody who can have such, an outlay as in the home of Dr. Matthews-Ewing and her husband. They are particularly glad that a competent furniture doctor came to Clinton. ;  Mrs. Nellie Hays, 528 North Main street, had :11 eight words omitted from the Wednesday missing word page, supplied in an ansv/er sent in to the Omitted Word editor, and sh'3 gets the dollar this time. Although Mrs. Hays had supplied three words extra, or more than needed, she still had the answer nearest correct, all considered. This was another big "batch" of good answers. Practice makes some of the contestants proficient, although thus far, each new day, with one or two exceptions, has brought a new winner. Most anybody is liable to sit down, go over the ads and be able to supply the correct ones to bring the big dollar for the list of ads in today's pnper.  Here is tae last list, with the missing words supplied in capital letters:  Wright—^Found IN this store.  Wilkerson—^Are OUR hobbies. White's Furniture Hosi^tal — It  NEEDS a little. Sears & Sears-  -Are THE most;  Buttler Bros.—rSuit NOW we can. . .Morgan—Now In THE years. " Brisbin —Satisfaction AND the price.  Warden—On YOUR table. . ^  SÈiiÌ&ìitSiis :   

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