McArthur, Archibald - exhumation News-Palladium, Benton Harbor 12 Nov 1925

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McArthur, Archibald - exhumation News-Palladium, Benton Harbor 12 Nov 1925 - Exhume Remains Of Lawyer-Spiritualist STAID...
Exhume Remains Of Lawyer-Spiritualist STAID BOSTON “BEANED”FOR PARADE FLOP Relatives Order Post Mortem Over Dodgeville , Wis., Eccentric (By Associated Press) DODGEVILLE, Wis., Nov. 12.— After lying in a grave here since June, the body of Archibald McArthur, McArthur, spiritualist and wealthy attorney, attorney, has been exhumed for an examination examination of the vital organs, at the request request of Luther McArthur, nephew who with other relatives received but $3 of the $350,000 estate. Died In Florida Upon his death last June at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla., McArthur left the bulk of hsl estate to George A. Rafferty, Jacksonville, for "his kind treatment” treatment” during McArthur's declining years. The nephew has started a i contest of the will at Jacksonville, petitionnig for revocation of the probate of the instrument. Dr. C. H. Bunting, state patholo- BOSTON, Nov. 12.—The storm ! w’hlch broke over tlie Armistice day j peace parade continued to rage to- day over charges ot Masons that Hammond T. Fletcher, chief mar- ishal, was a "common fake and Imposter.” Imposter.” Fletcher represented himself himself as a past grand master of the Knights Templar. Clarence M. Dunbar, eminent commander commander of the Knights Templar, has Legion Brands Armistice Day Event An Insult; Who Is to Blame? gist, Is making an examination of , been summoned from Providence to the vital organs at the University of I investigate Fletcher’s status. Wisconsin laboratory at Madison. McArthur, who was 85 years old, came to Dodgeville following his graduation from Lawrence college, Appleton, Wis. He began the practice practice of lawr and later also published As the chief marshal was about to take his place at the head of the parade, parade, W. L. Terhune, head of the Square and Compass club, the Masonic Masonic club of Boston, challenged his right to Masonry. Fletcher avoided a weekly newspaper. He was once |challenge by directing the pa- known as one of the best dressed I rade to start- men in southern Wisconsin, always . wearing a silk hat but as years passed he adopted In a statement today Mr. Terhune said: "When I learned that certain so- .... passe(i be adopted many peculiar ciet,eg wh,ch were unpatriotic in '’a’’118- Shortly before he left Dodge- tbe war were ROinR to march in v*Uo he became unkempt, permitted Armistice day parade, I declined his hear(I to grow and paid daily via- to have my organization participate.” *ts to a graveyard at dusk to “com- The parade resulted in disturb- -’mine with spirits.” ances on Boston Common where 500 He bought an old automobile two members of the American legion , years ago and went to Florida. and other veterans' organizations at- [ He Never Married tempted to disrupt a meeting which „ . followed the procession. Surround- McArthur nev*J m»rrle(!- He has ed by pollce the veterans charged U h™tlier in California and a sister up a nearby slope to a German how- in ^n^lan(T; ............................... itzer, captured by the Yankee di* I . . ... , . . , . , , * •' explained tne *.> be- visJon ln the Argonne, where they <iuests thus: :met and adopted resolutions brand' ‘‘There is no reason they should jng the parade as “an unforgettable havp any of mlne as they have plen‘ | and those in charge of it !ty aud took no care of me" "peace-at-any-price tanatics.” ................ >........ -................ : a

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The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Michigan)12 Nov 1925, ThuPage 1
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