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VRLJS PRESS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1924. 1,000 AND ONE THINGS KILL 'EM IN ^WILLIAMSON ILLINOIS G. IN HARD OVER Base Ball Bats, Fall Off Mule, Light, Explo- 1 sion Some Causes . One hundred and, sixty-five persons have been murdered in. Williamson. County in the past 8 years according to the report of former Coroner William McCown'who served'in that capacity from; December 1917. to 'Monday of this, week.' The number murdered ] ao. far "this year is 18, says tho Kerriri News. Mine accidents in the same period harvested 262 : souls .58'of whom were this year's victims. A startling fact disclosed is that during the same eight year.p.eriod 151 deaths resulted from unknown causes., were shot accidentally and alcohol poisoning claimed 5. Automobiles - caused 19 deaths and drowning was responsible for 34. The' powder plant explosion of 1917 killed 4 and the.jucceedihg years CHICAGO, Irt, Dec jnen of the Bepublican struck a snag in gram for organizing Senate With few important committee made, the business eared Relatively .ecided that Senator :an, of Will county, re-elected President pro enator Roos, ,y< would again head o.n commit.tees. But a lively tilting state administration been started over the the Appropriations 'probably the most Small wants his Richard R Meents to get the job, wtiich administration'uij the these d}iferenc?s been without fatality, powder .play got one. "Shot accidentally'^-somebody did not know it was loaded—is-' given credit for 151 .deaths. Auto tires are dangerous and one is'.credited with one demise. Old ag- is not credited. with but. one fatality that required; a coroner's service. In 1917 the total inquests were 130 in 1918.there were. 116; In 1919 there were.97; in 1920 there were 112; in 1921 there-were 109; in 1922 there were 107; in 1923 there ware 91 and io 1924 there were up to Monday 129. Total inques/s held in Williamson County, from iT>ecember 1, ,1917 to .December 1, 1924 ; were;. 922.' Inquests in this county held from 1017 to 1924 .covered: Murders '• mine accidents , paralay- sis, alcoholic poison; fall off wagon,, suicide, drowning-, -still birth, burned, undetermined; ;shbt accidentally, apasm, absess in- head, . premature birth, fall in hot water, killed, by train, justified homicide^ powder 1 explosion, tuberculosis, apoplexy _ dragged by mule, thrown by horse_ .electrocuted, ptomaine poison, leakage of heart, run over by wagon, by der play, appendicitis, by lightning, runaway team, fall of corn, old age, dropsy, -cancer ; eating poison, powder plant explosion--;-fall oft mule,....fall oft building, • accidentally poisoned, street car explosion,- killed by baseball bat, killed by auto tire explosion, abortion, killed 'by concrete mixer and falling from- scaffold. McCown in eight years had a total of 129 inquests this year and 29 in quiries. His salary, was $1,200 o year (leas ?10 deducted from his No vember pay for .an inquest that was held in the absence of the coroner from the county.) ,. Under the fee .system, of $16 an inquest the cost to the county would have been ?2,52S intead of $1,200, ,a saving to the county of $1,32S under the salary system as compared to th« f«e system. The twenty-nine inquiries for deaths without medical aid cost no jury fees and there was a savings of $174 -to the county. Mir. McCown has earned Williamson County a total of $2,528 and the county has paid him a salary of $1190.' He collected ?174 in coroner's fees for the county. Coroner IMcCown wishes to thanlc his many friands for their help and support during the tlnie he was coroner of Williamson County. He has served the county to the best of his ability and was the only coroner who ever held the office more than one term He is also the only coroner, Who was ever called upon to act, .as. sheriff of .Williamson County. This report is for the period from December 1/1923 to December!, 1924 Murders .. • *-} s Mine accidents «8 Killed by train ..-•'. ..J....10- Abortion : -•. • '••• 2 Suicide • 9 Gun shot -accident 4 Justifiable Homicide • '•••• 3 Causes 'Undetermined 6 Struck by lightning ....; .-..»•• 1 Paralysis •••;• *• Burned '• ° Electrocuted -......< 3 Killed V-y concrete mixer 1 Drowning • :— ^ Automobile accident « e Falling off load of hay 1 Falling off scaffold 1 Total Inquests I 29 Total Inquiries • —• 29 Grand Total .. , ^ ••'••: -- 15S Senator kalb county Wright' The governor, the woid that the committee of some of the old Wiight and others cansins oonsideiable An effort was Wiight to the committee on says he will not. tically been .settled- manship will go .to on (Rep) o£ it—Bakers-It appeared today Kieth's For clan Anything See Phone

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  2. 08 Dec 1924, Mon,
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