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"-•••*, THE VOLUME 17. r Carbondale—"Athens. ; of Egypt." Normal Nearly Half Million Dollar Business Factor Here CARBONDALE, PLUNOIS.Tai|SSDAY, FEB. 5,1920. HOLDS MANY THINGS TO SAVE TOWN FOLK FROM H, C, L COMBAT State Spends $140,000 Annually For Maintainance of the \ Normal University Herej Most of Which Goes to •- -.Faculty Members' Salaries—Student Body Spends PMore Than $300,000 During School Year—Institu- stlon Yaluable Business:Factor to Community Gi;- Ott , what industrial importance .-ational institution -is to a city lunomity- has bee,n a subject of col<i , ef •• mny co< . . d business men whose .vision is to everything in terms of . cents. -Frequently it is as- 'ced that a college town, is of small pstriall importance 'for granting pi' it would be-generously compens- /ad by .the molding influence of an ; 7 rucational. institution in .the com_ tunity, but contrary to this a college it an important xactor in the business jEe of a vicinity, although not it's pri- .^ary factor. The term "college town" i wme -times strikes the wrong cord for ,'business 1 men. ' ..To analyse thejcoation of the Normal here in the light of an industry, as it were, ami to link its -financial ini- / portance to the city, reveals it a factor which contributes immensely to the prosperity of the city and vicinity. ' That the maintainance of the Normal in Carbondale, including salaries, equipment, operatng expenses andi other items, aggregate a sum of ?140,000 ia an 'impressibly manner reveals the importance of the school as a factor in the lousiness life of the city and community. This does not Include what.students spend in Carbondale. It is estimated from- the average •cost for a student to attend school here and the average attendance, , the student body spends something oyer-?SOO,- just been -received by.them which states, officers of, the Navy Reserve Force on inactive duty will be required beginning July 1, this year, and until •the expiration of their enrollment, to serve, at least- two weeks active duty for training. .» it costs to run.; the- Normal, it is seen the sum approaches near, the half million mark. TRACK CLEAR FOR COMMANDERY HERE Mt. Vernon Has 120 Year Old Woman MT. VERNON, 111.,. Feb. 4;—The oldest person in Illinois is believed to be Mrs. Margaret E. Edminsou, a negress, who resides"here, with her 69 year old son; -In the' recenit census she registered her age as 120 years. She was a slave, she said, for nearly three score, of years. With the exception of a slight deafness'/she is in full possession''of all her faculties, and does'not have' to wear spectacles. MRS. R, M, PRINCE DIES EARLY THIS MORNING AFTER WEEK'S ILLNESS To Show How All People of Southern Illinois May Increase Their Prosperity and Progress—Farmers" Meeting to City People. Delegates .from every county in the state will be in attendance at-,the Illinois Farmers' Institute' and Department of Household Science which will be held here, Fe'bruary 18, 19 and 20.^ The meeting will be addressed by the leading agricultural and household science authorities of Illinois and the middle west, : and promises to be the greatest convention, ( of the kind "ever held in Southern Illinois. The^sessions will be held "in the W'auditorium ,of the'Southern Illinois- State'.Normal University ,and every accommodation will b.e offered YOUNG WHITE WOMAN HERE GETS 1 TIH4 YEARS ,. Williams, Negro Pound Guilty of Charge- Posed as Fortune Teller at Door of Young Married Woman — Her Screams Brought Neighbors to Her , Assistance. 1 ^, '. --'•' '••-, '•"'' '' III Week With Flumonia, Developing Into Pneumonia - — -Was Active in Business With Her Husband-^ Leaves Two Little Daughters and One Sister. part of the state. • The program will deal with the up-to-the-minute problems now confronting, farm men and women. . The important and practical farm and yhorne subjects, .will be handled in a practical way by experienced men and women ; who know rural conditions first. hand, and are capable of presenting information of greatest value and help at this time. .The chief work of the conference will, be in furthering the practical and economical application "of methods .which have ajreadv^ been, proven in accomplishing the best and 'most desirable results in modern farm practice and efficient home-making. The war'has taught many lessons in -, j food production, and the ways and means of greatest .conservation, not : a. iew.-minutes Wednesday ? n , circuit cour.t returned i Wrdict finding Walter Williams, col ored, of Carbondale, guilty\6f attemp to commit rape. The penalty provide* by st'atute>is a term'of from one tp'j.< years in-the penitentiary.. Judge-But ler did not 'sentence Williams .Wednesday, says .the Era. '• „• A fifteen'year old Carb'ondale white girl, 'married only a'few months, filec the complaint .and alleged that, the'ne- the delegates, and visitors from every--gro! entered her home one afternoon, uart of rhn Kt.nto -.T.hn ^™«™,™ ™-n atte^Lpted-an'attack,'and was.; fright- .|Mrs. .R. M; Prince, 27 years 'old, died at the Holden Hospital at one I o'clock this morning following a' week's illness wi.th flumonia, later de- i veloping into pneumonia. She was un-1 i conscious several hours before she alone of f opd in every line of Sir Knights' Hopes About Realized Here, Says Masonic Paper—Ca bondale Becoming Masonic ' Center. "^ The Knight Templars Commahdery | of the Masonic^lodge..is about to be ^realized" in. ^arbbndale; says the hli- •;aois -Masonic Review. ' .The paper Mrs. Prince first took sick at home, growing worse from time to time until she was taken to .the hospital, I then pronounced in a serious condi- I tion. Physicians attending realized ma the attack was more than she was able | Br ; Tie track is all clear, the machin- :)ry is all polished and oiled, .and Everything seems favorable for the fealization of the hopes and efforts 'o£ pe Sir Knights, and those whe wish V- be, in jand about the city of Car- Xnaale. . ; : \11 five of the Commanderies in that j'ion of the state whose jurisdic- •\will be effected <by the establish- 4 a Commandery at Carbondale jen their ; . consent- to the forma. Jhe new organization ,and un- tb? K so ™ e unforeseen obstacle- ere it ''is believed that the 0mmander will .issue the, jated dispensation. is fas? becoming a good, ' ber e e j g |0 -y ' ..lasonic center and the Sir . are strong in their belief that .fey" can support a Commandery there ,.-i'n a way that will reflect honor upon themselves and the institution. The Masonic paper ia another article, among other complimentary j things about the Masons and the lodge here, also says: Carbondale made good with the school of instruction held here Jan. 13, 14 and 15. to withstand two or three .days 'before ' her death. Previous to her illness she ' was engaged in the management of the Prince Gleaners .establishment. •Tbe deceased has been in Carbondale for -six years, Prince entering the cleaning and pressing business upon taking'up their residence in. Carbondale. From the time he first started business Mrs. Prince has continued to ably assist in the management and ; operation of the business. They came to Canbondale from. St.• Louis. With •her aid and business activity the business: grew from time to time, Mrs. Prince having charge of tihe; management of the bus-1 iness. tier business ability was in a' large (measure responsible for the maintainance of their business here. IShe is suvrived by her husband and Iranian activity and effort. A program of more vital and fa,r-reaching consequence, not only to farm folks, but to those of the towns arid cities, has -never been staked - in lUincte; Soil and Crop- Problems. The first day will be devoted to the consideration of practical methods of soil and crop improvement, the forenoon .session Being a memorial to the life and work of Dr. Cyril G. Hopkins. Dean Daverfport, of the University of Illinois, will speak of Dr. -Hopkins as a world, figure, in soil investiga- importance and effect' of his remarkable scientific discoveries which demonstrated the possibility of a per- and profitable, agriculture. Bouyoucos, of the Michi- ened .'away. He" was arrested .the same day 'and denied his guilt. He was. in dieted- by, the January grand jury'? ; Williams served time in the pen! tentiap; before and while' there '-an. other. prisoner cut him across the face and neck, almost killing him. He also has .u (ieoii se:ir where he 'was c it on the'other side of the face another time. Williams is 48 years old. - AVHliams was arrested following his approach to the home' of the "-young married woman. ..The negro .posed as a fortune, teller and" wheni she opened the door.he forced his way in. Screams the part 'of of the .wpmaip aroused neighbors, and saved f nrther-- fear on " ~ ' ' '" the womaii.attacked. Litile Change in Flu Condition two little" daughters, Alma, 9, and .Eugenia, 7, and one sister, Eula Rutterford, .of Clarksburg, Mo. M-r. and Mrs". Prince were married when she was 16 years old. The body wall lie in state at the Christian church, where the funeral will.be conducted at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon £rom 1 to 2 o'clock. Burial at Oakland cemetery. Former Officers, Now Reserve, Expecting Two Weeks' Duty Each Year Many former officers in the army and navy here, now in the reserve, are-speculating as to what active duty •f will be required of -them each year for training. It is understood the War De- Coach Lodge Seriously Small Fire at Kerstine Home This Morning Fire slightly damaged the. Jake Ker- stlne home on West Walnut street, about 6 o'clock this morning. The fire started from sparks on the roof. Upon arrival^ of the fire department the. flame was soon extinguished, ths chemical equipment being used. About $100 damage resulted. gan Agricultural College, -who accompanied Dr. Hopkins as* his personal interpreter and assistant in his mission t to 'Greece last? year, 'will tell- of this great war work. Prof. J. G. Mosier, of''the University'of Illinois, will present a detailed account of the establishment of and the results on the' soil experiment fields throughout the state. Brother Leo, of Notre Dame University, Indiana, and Frank I. Mann, of Oilman, will speak of the value of Dr. Hopkins' work from the standpoint of.' the practical farmer, and iRalph -Allen,, of ^Delevan, will present plans for founding a suitable and permanent memorial to this great soil authority and teacher. • Experiences with the use of limestone 'and phosphate on Southern lilt nois farms will be.given hi !a series of short ten-minute talks by practical farmers. 'Prominent among ' these speakers are -John F. Walker, j of Sheller; Robert Clanahan, Golednda; J. R. Midyett, Ewing; Robert,-Endicott, Villa Ridge and H. C. McCarrel, Kinderhook. .--•'.." H'oiv best to combat insect pests and crop diseases common to Southern Illinois sections will be discussed by Dr. S A. Forbes, State Entomologist, TJrbana, and Prof.- F L. Stevens, University of Illinois. > These two subjects are of particular importance .to .all. farmers and will offer much practical information and many val- j uable suggestions for every day use will- be farmers The influenza situation shows' but Httle [change from the last three days. •To'day- shows a ''slight-increase^m" the' number of influenza cases. : The public is again warned by ithe health department that altho, the. situation shows some improvement-there is no'reason to warrant a slacking-of precautionary measures and unless the. rules in regard .'to spitting, ;cougMng" and -sneezing without a handkerchief to the nose or month are followed by everyone rapid spread of the disease cannot be checked. • STATE ORDERS PHONE M If GIVE ^BETTER SERVICE FROM NOW ON VMus,fr; Prbyide \ Adequate; PrompJ, Continuous land Effective Service;' Is the Order Front tljie Stafe Utilities <!bhlniissibri 'to Phone Company Here. iSPRINGFIELI),': m.; : Feb. 4.—The Murphysborb Telephone'.06. was- brd^ ered by the'.jstate-"utilities' commission today. to'.take steps at -once to provide adequate,' phompt.continuous and . effective • sjjrvic'e ; in Carhohdale and surrounding, communities..'. The company was ordered to report torthe cocmnission.ijQj Springfield-,on'March 2 what mea's'ures it had taken to comply with the orders.' . ' •' , .'-'•'•'. _.•' , , , . . . . ' The commission" had: .a hearing 'in January as .to'a petition to increase' rates, and. conducted'hearings .inMur- physborp, Jan. 16 ana^Feb; 2,in connection with'the. proposed''rate, increase! The -commission, granted the company a temporary rate increase, in December. ' •' •-...'• ., .. ••' ':'•• . . ' '". ' i 1 . IS CLUB'S SUBJECT Told of Influence Upon Human Affairs, Ills and Emotion's—Wednesday Club Meets' With Mrs. F. F. Schuette. > liartment intends to call reserve of fibers to two weeks' duty each year until their enlistment expires. The navy has already taken such action, wMch has effected 'two local, reserve naval • officers. Attorney Lpyd Bradley ^nd " Joe McGuire, both of the Naval Reserve Flying Corps. • A notice has Ill—BaU Game Canceled Coach William Lodge of tie Normal is seriously ill wi.ti double pneumonia. The game between the Normal basket •ball team and Shurtleff to have been played here tomorrow night, has been- canceled on aceouat of his illness. on the farm. This session worth untold value to all who are interested in improving their and in preventing unnecessary dis- losses from insect ravages and ease attacks on farm crops. : REPORTED BETTER Two persons were reported in serious condition today, Mre. Roscoe White and Mrs. Tom Stoudt. Early LEGION POST NOW OFFICIALLY_NUMBERED Final Charter .Papers- Reviewed This Morning—-To Be Known as Don- ',' aid Forsy.the Po.st.No. 514." The local ''•American- Legion. -Post has !been., granted its 'Charter in" full and given No. 514. It is Donald Fpr- sythe Post No. 514. : Commander, T. B. F. Smith received the'final papers .from state headquarters .this afternoon. -,•-•'• •.:• . ^ • Following are the charter members of the .Carbondale American Legioo Post: , Carl T. Kraatz, -Edwin C. Moore, Ray .Veach, Chas. F. Sanders, Frank Dowdell,-,: Joseph F. McGnire, John Wright,; W." E. y?e_iler,.,E. R. ; McLafr fertp^O. B. 'Camp, Frank-C. Bastin; J'o Or- Browne, Lotonie > £. Ether ton,' XVm,,. E.' Wayser, Ben N-.rt.m. ••• E. Carr, Raymond R. Gregg. Paul, .=nmh, Ja-.ies-. M. QiiU'.ey, Dick Dowiell, Sam W.' Toler, David W: Entsminger, Clyde. Sill,' John W. 'Toler, Cha«. Easterly," Elmer E;. Christoph, Clinton E. Taylor, 6. I. Underwood, E. D. Barnes, Loyd M. Bradley, E. B.-;j. Bush, Richard . F. ^ Taylor, 'Abraham Wolf, _W. L. Barij|," Elmer Freeman, Crestin, Bastlin, R. E. Bradshawy Fred Hunter, Elijah M. Roberson, L. R'. Colp_.J. Watt Brown, Harry E.'Goe'tz, Chas. A. Batson, M. L. -Foley, Harry E. Exby," Edwin H.. Smith, Walker Schwartz, Floyd Baggott, Emmett Batsori,. Glenn C. Bainum. . Wednesday-.Club met at the" jome of Mrs. F. F. Schuette onlWest Monroe ' 'street -yesterday afternoon, ^.v.^ a ^s ;.§chuette^ud, Frank'..M^.ers. being' hostesses'.'" _4n*unuEuali'y'inter-' esting program-was rendered. jSub'ject, . ."The. -effect that"- music i^s,,Qn..o'he.".. '.. 1 ' ' -.-'........ "Important uses of music." Mrs; iji. '. Dowdel^ read' ant interesting paper and used. Edison records to illustrate Uw's topic.-'. •--,'-.. - ?' ..Reading from .Longfellow:. by . Mrs. H. ,B. Metz, accompanied .by Miss Lu• ella Aijpn, at the :;piana ... V , "Music, the only remedy for grief," Mrs. J.. F. ^leister: "" Her talk em^ braced-the .fact that the latest tlrjjig is the use of music in hospitals for any ailment.and 1 in operative cases. '"For a fever, a soft, low.'music,, for rheumatism, davott or mijiuet, are 'consid- "ered- -.effective." , " I "The'part;music played in the World War"'by Mrs, T. B/F. Smith. Music flayed an -important" part in the world ,war.' This- fact ds we'll', known' by .thpse knowing of 'the various/influences affecting the war.,j ; The. American boys sang ,five different .types 'of 'song—1, nonsense songs;2, love songs; 3; home songs;'.4 comradeship songs; 5, sacred songs, wfifet touched the inner. life of the boys and were least used because of .tendency to.ward solemnity. -'-The. songs,used were/Tipperary, There's a Long, Long/Trail, Put Ypur Troubles"ira Your. Old Kit Bag and .Smile, .Dixie, Little Grey. Home.m the West, America; Fee Been Working on the Railroad and Madron, a French song, which was used to a great extent .. •'..'._. v Following the program a delicious luncheon .was served; consisting of creamed tuna on pastry' rosettes, jjer- fecttton salad- on lettuce., cheese straws. coffee/^jid fruit cookies. •' . As i. result of his. willful niifjcoiiduct •' and > "playi'ng. hooky", for "which' hi* school^ teacher "whippied him, but presenting the correction, used'a, knife-om.- .his teadljeri Albert RoMnjson^, 15' •-'years, -' 'old;- " is •' in fiiei- . county jail .awaiting legal '•' actions ;as the result' of slashing,his*teacnen. •Floyd Rushing;; wiith a . pocket knife>.-shortly., before - noon_j'esterday. ,at. therWa'gner: school' near- Boskydell,: " -miles .south of''this; city.' '-. -. ~- -Robin'soni who; jhad beea im , .habit of-staying :piit: of school, wien ,ae ; was-so inclined," b'ecanie enraged wnen> his teacher, attempted. to punish hiia*. for ".playing nooky." Whippiag. a khifa- from -his pocket' he «ut R'ushing's. throat, barely ^missing-' the jugular- vein, then - .-cut haphazardly acresa-- Rushing's breast ;througli*his .clothang.-- A, local : physician yias summoned^. Rushing / was "not fcdnsider'eii 'in an?.alarming 'conditibn,v'althotign'' ^everaB-. stitches were -necessary to mend the;-' wound. •....-:. .'•'••'. /...;/,;. .... •^....... . Foliow'ing the'affray HoBa Rowan;, one of the school directors, notified-'. "Sheriff GJbson of ^MurphysboAj. Depu-»- ty Sheriff Davis* of Murphysboro.'ands Marshal Ed Clark of this -cfty, attend r - ing c'ourt at Murphysboro, drove 'flown-and arrested the youth, returning here--about 4 o'clock'in the : afternoon'. Sher—- iff Davis itook Robinson to Murphys-.— borb 'jail at- 4:30. '"• . v\ Rushing is the_son of Mr.-and Mrs.: Robfc. Rushingi-and 'Robinson; is the- • son. of a..widow, both families residing;-..-, near :-Boskydell... . ; ; .,..'' ,- LIABILITIES SUMMED Murphysboro Dairyman, Who^ Disappeared, Left Nearly $10,000 Lia| blllties. Bankers Figure. 1 The liabilities of R. L. Rollins, the?- • Murphysboro"' dairyman, who disap- peared'last Saturday night frohixhis:". .home near Murphysboro and has not; been heard from since, will rito be--, tween $8,000'_and $10,000, according to. estimates of' bankers at tikt -place.. The -liabilities consist largely of: mortgages against his farm and.per- sonal, property, stock land - the like- The fear'that'Rollins became desperate' and committed an act of injury to.-' 'himself seems to have., .ue'ry ''little-'.weight. " l :'-.... WILSON OUT IN SLEET STORIVir" President Has Apparently RecoverceSJ.. •* v .From Cold He -contracted'Sev- eral^Days Ago.. ,• --.' ':• Washington. Feb. 5.—p US pn c . a t, n j;j sle'et nnd wind 'sloriii: Prosident. WIT-. '•' son passed some-time on Hie soiKh,- •' portico'of the. White''House.- ir e ap- - pnrentl.y had recovered '. n-om .the ef- -. tects of li 'slfjslu'j-old (». conti-aetctl' /' several days ngo. . • , •.' Inroads of Foreigner^. ' " •' : .,Berlin...F^b:,-S.—Mc:isiire : fo- prevent-"' nnd ; neLabsorption ,of Gurinnn proper- ries jhmuKh..- fowisn . m,,,T!ii jire 'pr,,- videil in a bill now Iwrorc. :h<> l>i> U s'';!)' i):itii-iiii>'l- iMiin'ii.-H 1 .. ' -. " ' :' STATE TO SIT DOWN ON HIGH ROAD BIDS Says Ko Use of Letting Bids For State Hard Roads Just Because There Is Plenty of Money—Somebody's Going to Get Fooled Says Hard ~Road » - Official: Lee Shepard, Murder .Case-Is Continued ; Lee Shefcardi, charged with the murder of Arthur Neely, at Makanda;' ? whose case was to come up in- the-cir- White and Mrs. Tom Stoudt. Early cuit, court at Murphysboro to^ay' has this morning Mrs. Stoudt was said to I been'continued'to -the next terin^ At-' he .'holdfine:. her own." Mr« -WTii 1 *^;*. •*«,«,«„ n -m 'T-I..^,'^ . _.^^::: ."holding, her own," Mrs., yas stated, "was improved, this afternoon." •tprney G. E.. Feirich, counsel .'for'-the defemdaot >as. unable to he'.in court ^on account of.ilinesa. ' :. Speaking of discussions which'.came up at .joint sessions of'the; Mississippi 'valley highway departments at Chica- ,/gp for three .-days, .this week, L. •Sw'artz, diistrict engineer-'for the state hard"roads office here said:, ' '•'",.. "Iridicaitionsjjare't-hatibid-s are. going ..to be unreasonably;.-high;, but .they are not-going to-., get .'away;-, with it. There's no use of fdblishly letting bids to high figures just:because we-have the money. Somebody's'likely to suffer a fall from his stool when the bids are opened The contracts migfit not be / let, if the con-raptors count on hitting.-figures sky high:" .The first contracts in the .state'will be letJFeU nth: The lettings will be held on Wednesday,of each of the foil- lowing weeks. . - . "- , INFANT DIES • • "\ •. • i T.he burial7pf an infant of Mr. anffi Mrs.-Ancil Trammel, who died shortly aJter birth tddby, w jui be ield at ffitf- Snider cemetery tomorrow morning. Mr. and Mrs.—JTramnael reside bn-r, Stoker -street. "•' '.

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