Isch trial 3.25.1909 Decatur Queer scene

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Isch trial 3.25.1909 Decatur
Queer scene - Solemn Amish in Large Numbers at $50,000, Trial...
Solemn Amish in Large Numbers at $50,000, Trial Peoria, March 25.--Th« second day of the trial of the 150,000 damage suit brought by Rudolph Isch against the eiders of the German Christian Apostolic church, better known as the Amish church brought a crowd to the court room where Judge Leslie Puterbaugh presided. Much time was taken in objections and arguments of attorneys. LINE OF WHISKERS. About the whole population of Morton «ro» In the court room. The line of seven elders Is almost startling in appearance. They are all so serious, ·o generous as to whiskers and hair, and their garments are so uniformly of the glacial period, that their appearance behind any footlights ae they appear In the court room, would make th«lr fortunes. Elder Weltzig, the man against whom the brunt of the prosecution Is leveled. Is white haired and bearded. He i«»oUs profoundly sorry that the case- Ik sn court and did not on any occasion jesterday permit himself the luxury of a bmile, even at those times when the bailiff had to Tup for order. The line of defendants is imposing and interesting. ALL ALIKE. Back of the defendants are others of the Amish church. You can tell them at a glance They are all of the same mould and the entire crow-d in the court room, with the exception of the attorneys and newspaper people, were strictly Amish nnd looked not unlike old pictures of the days of Miles Standish and his friends The women were present in large numbers. All in black and smlleless. All either with small black hats or black fascinators over theii head;,. The clays of the black fascinator are not past, for the members of this strict church sect apparently The plaintiff alone has the witnesses subpoenaed. No subpoenaed are issued for the Amish, an they come Into court by direction o? the churcn As only two witnesses were put on the- stand yesterday, a little juggling with figures will show that by the time the plaintiff's evidence Is put on and the ·whole of the Amish population put on to rebut it. that hot weather will overtake the close of the trial. WAS ONCE A MINISTER. Otto Scogar, at one time a minister, of the old Amisb church and now the founder of the new Amish church on Hamilton .street and Knoxvill-, avenue at Peoria. was the first witness He was slownesg personified in his answprs. Wlth^ great deliberation and hesitcncy, he answered the questions that counsel of the other side would allow him to answer without objection. Seonar, has suffered somewhat, himself, from the old Amish church. He was formerly a clerk In one of the dry goods stores in Peorla and the proprietor of the store was notified that See gar must be let out or the Amish would transfer their trade. Seegrar went out and Is now employed by the Keystone Steel Wire company. MUST BUY WHERE TOLD. The only .Important point In the testimony of this witness which was allowed to stand as evidence, lay in his statement that there was a rule of the Amish church to restrain members from 'buying from a merchant who had been expelled from the church and also rule that members should not buy from a merchant who bought goods from a man who had been ^expelled from the church. These two points the witness stuck to on cross-examination and they were the only two which followed out the line desired to be followed by the prosecution. CONCORDIA CLUB IN CHILD STUDY Interntlng program at Meettag Being Held This Afternoon. Warrensburg, March 25.--Concordia club gave the following program on Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Verna Shettel: CHILD STUDY. Paper--"How to Develop the Sense of Responsibility In Children," Clara Underwood. Discussion--"Allowances for Children." Florence Hanes, leader. Paper--"A Mother's Duty to Herself," race F. Dewein, leader, Discussion Paper--"Confidences Between Mother and Child," Helen A. Melton. Roll Call--A good child's book William Beall of Decatur was out here Tuesday to visit his brother, Farter Beall. Mrs. Emma Nottelmann, who has suffered with nervous prostration the past two months, is very much better. Dramatic Realism. Harper's Weekly: Augustus Thomas, the playwright, enjoys chaffing the newspaper men, especially newcomers, with reference to. things theatrical. One night at a club a young man 'rom Boston, just entering upon the duties of dramatic critic for a New York daily, had invited Thomas' atten- .ion to the entrance just then of a play- !r known for his enactment of "vil- alns " "He always gives one a touch of stark realism," observed the critic. 'You s'hould see him do that part--" "Yes, yes, I know," interrupted Thomi. "Why, I understand he played that part so realistically that, one week af- er the production was put on, his wife sued for a separation." Tongh. Chicago News--"And what does 'F. j,' behind your name stand for?" aske he pretty but inquisitive girl. "Free lance," responded the strug gllng but industrious poet. "Gracious, how stupid of me!" "And what did you think they atoo :or?" "I thought they stood for 'fre imch.. " CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bough Bears the Signature of Tuscola TAX COLLECTORS CLOSING Other New* of Interest County Tuecola, March 25.--The for Arcola and Bourbon returned their tax treasurer with the Arcola--Al. Snyder, amount charged, $37,747.90; f31.721.63; delinquent, commission, J634.43; balance 131,087.20. Bourbon--E. E. Snyder, total amount charged, collected, $19,907.50; commission, $338 15; distributed, $19,505.35. VERY SICK Miss Stella Bauman extremely sick. Her Is in consultation with from Champaign, who family of her ultimate condition is very serious. Henry Wamsley of was off duty Wednesday account of slight illness. Mrs Dan Dearduff of been numbered with two weeks, suffering inflammatory rheumatism and complications Mildred, little Mrs Charles Temple, doctor's care. My M O V I N G $ 1

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  1. The Daily Review,
  2. 25 Mar 1909, Thu,
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