Clipped From Decatur Herald
a council action. for other the offered to provides they the adjourn, that Mysterious the crowded hear testimony the case of V. Streed. the on witness mornir.g. Coroner with annoui:. THE RELICS OF Principals in Golden Wedding postponed of will re- attorney and ail the tuday, the arrived gen- Used By Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Floyd at Golden Wedding, BEEN HEEE LONG TIME Large Company Commemorate Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Floyd celebrated their golden wedding annlver- sarv yesterday 1 at their home, 721 West Wood street. It was also the occasion or: Mr Floyd's seventy-third birthday Â« e Â« * Â« -- Â· Â· u - - - be the so open- are public. 1 I cannot who murdered who will for her departed said, but they were Goodman's Springfield here they yesterday and in hold Lincoln they would be back in If not for two City street anniversary. The rooms were prettily decorated with golden rod anJ ferns. A sumptuous three-course dinner was served at noon by Mrs. Betty Thomas. A feature a t , t h i s dinner was -ikes b'ikerl by two little granddaugh- : ers of Mr and -Mrs. Floyd, Ruth and Ethel The l i t t l e ladies are artists m he pastry business. Another feature was a set of solid silyer spoons thai are 100 years old and were used. A bread p a n , used by Mrs. Floyd's moth- e- when she first went to housekeep- ng seventy-seven years ago, was used Vi hake bread in for this occasion. A rolling pin that was purchased at the ,Hme time was also used to assist in ;ttting the dinner. Other R-shcs. Other relics on exhibition in the parlor were a cun and saucer over 125 years old, a churn, coffee mill, bed spread, sheet, quilt and flax rackle that have been in the family for seventy- seven years. At the dinner Mrs. Floyd ate from ai. octagon shaped plate, one of a se she ate from on her wedding day. The "bride's cake" was a golden cake, octagon shane, with the words" fiftj vears ago" inscribed on top in golden colored candies. The dinner consisted: oÂ° turkey, chicken, cranberries, salads, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, brown gravy, olives, pickles, bread and butter, the ! ! 1 i ' t g i tt-v v , v Â» i * *-Â·Â· i I."--"- -- i fruit, ice cream and cake and salted peanuts. Came Overlaid. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd came to Decatur from Pennsylvania. They ma'le the trip overland, arriving here April 14, 1S64, on the memorable nighl of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. After staying a year in 'the city, they moved to a farm near Elwin, this county. After nine years there they again moved and settled on a farm be- Mr. and Mrs. Floyd as They Appeared Soon After Marriage. n POWDER tween Elwin and Mt. Zion, where they lived until last Dec-ember, when they bought their present home on Wesi Wood-street and moved to Decatur tor the second time. They have lived jn Macou county for over forty years. Although having .attained the ripe old age 01! 73. Mr. Floyd attended to bis farm work like a young man of 20 until they moved to Deeatur. He can ad almost as well without glasses =, he could f i f t y "years ago, and has ijv.er worn them. Mrs. Floyd is 70 id is also very active in her house- c.ld duties. Their Wedding. They were married in Harrisburg, a October 4, 1S55. To them were irn nine children, five of whom arc vins, thrte boys and two daughters, hey" are: William M. Floyd, of Cali- nn'ia; Mrs. J. B. Smaliwood, of this ity; Calvin Floyd, of near Long icek- Elsworth Floyd, of near. Mt, ion, and Miss Myrtle Floyd, living: at onie. All of the children were pres- it. with the exception of the ons ho lives in California. Mr. and Mrs. Flo'd, while, of course, iey think the world of their daugh- ers, have a pardonable pride in their ons. When the boys were real young ieir father gave them each a hand- erne watch if they would neither use ,bacco nor drink until they were 21. hey won their watches and today either of them have acquired either f those habits. To even things up, ie boys yesterday presented their fa- er with a handsome gold watch. Rev. ' W. Theolbold made a neat presenta- o'n speech. As soon as this was done, Ir. Floyd presented his wife with a eautiful diamond ring. Long Lived Family. A remarkable feature connected with his family is the old age to which nost of them have lived. In Mrs. Â·iovd's grandfather's family there vere twelve children. With the ex- option of two, all of them lived to be \ e r 80, her mother having reached the S e of 89. Mr. Floyd's parents both ived to be past 80. iHARPSBURG MAN IS LUCKY Fftii mit 'olitical Gossips Say He Can Get Place of J. W.Fifer. 'AIR AND POLITICS Springfield. Oct. 4.--Political groups av Rowland 'J. HamMn 'has been of- el'ed a position on the interstate com- -.trce commission, to be vacated in anuary by former governor Joseph li'er. . , , r The offer has riot been accepted. Mr. lamlin's friends say.it will not be. Mr. [amlin, while withholding the official nnounoement of his candlcacy, is put own as next to a certainty in the ace. That the Cullom 'people _fcar Jamlin more than any. other candidate considered by the slate organization is lade apparent by the efforts to hand Im a federal appointment and thus loce him out of the running.- He is the favored candidate to malte fight in Cook county against Lorimer nd Cullom. With him, it is estimated, hat the Deneen organization, iitrengfh- ned as it has 1een in the last year, an carry about three-fourths of the Chicago districts. Hamlin has car- ied, and probably can carry again, the Nineteenth congressional district, in vhich his home is located. With him 11 the race the federal wing of the party realize that it would have an im- nesurably harder fight than It could iave with him climated. It's a Bifl Pieos of Pie. The office which Mr. Hamlin has been offeree! pays $7,50n a year, witn expenses, and gives the opportunity o t . handling one of the big -questions of public policy. It has Its. allurements, and although it has failed, to land Mr. Hamlin, it may be' offered elsewhere in the state "organization if H can be used lo advantage. , Senator Cullom has not abandonee, hope of getting Mr. Hamlin, if not by this appointment, then by some other,His friends are confident he cannot Messrs. Hamlin and Sherman from coming uneasy is their belief that is plenty of time. They feel, naturally that Yates ought to mafte up his to accept or reject Governor Deneen'a proposition and that the governor ought to be free to declare himself. They have not pressed the matter vigorously because they feel that Mr .D.eneen should be allowed a free I to work out the problem with Mr Yates. They have spoken to him I it and have asked him to get as a decision as possible, but have that there is plenty of time. William E. Mason enlivened the fai b" bringing his own senatorial boom t.'i town today. It is not for this William E. thinks of starting some thing two years from now which I J J 1 I I L ! Â» U J - Â» * * Â»!--... knock Senator Albert J. Hopkins of his pegs. It takes only $100 and 5,00 signatures to be. a full pledged candi date for the senate these days, an. William E. says: " I'll give them whirl next time." ; MAY TURN OUT TO BE Urbana Barber Found Mutilated an Unconscious on Tracks. Urbana, 111., Sept. 4.--Homer Bales, an Urbana barber, was found senseless and terribly mutilated on the Big tracks this morning. He was either struck by a train or thrown there enemies. Bales is In the hospital and has not recovered consciousness. It IE thought he will die. NO FIGURES ARE RECEIVED. State Equalization Board Consequently Has Nothing to Do, Springfield, Oct. 4.--The stale board of equalization transacted no business today for the reason that the from several counties were not in there lind been no competition of figures for the. use of the committees. Seme work was mapped out for clerks and the board then adjourned until next Tuesday, when it is hoped that the returns will all be in. committee is compiling them. receiving reports and Paris Will Have Street Fair. Paris, Oct, 4.--A city street fair be held here October 18 and lf. Hunters high jumpers, tandems, four-in- hands and other fancy driving will bo shown. The merchants aie back of the project.. The council granted the use of the public square.