The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on February 10, 1920 · Page 1
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Tuesday, February 10, 1920
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FEB 111020 . DAILY FREE PRESS r .VOLUME 17. DAYLIGHT HOLDUP ESCAPED IN AUTO THROW GUNS ON BANK CASHIER AND BOOKKEEPER/RUSH THEM mTG VAULT AND HELP THEMSELVES TO $8,000 IN* CURRENCY ABANDON AUTO AT BRIDGE JUNCTION Carbondale—"Athens of Egypt." OAJtBONDALE, ILLINOIS, flj^SpAY, FEB. 10,1920.- . U.S, CENSUS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN JUNE FOR CARBONDALE NUMBER CAIRO, Febi lO.TT-The First National Bank, .of Mounds was .robbed in broad day light at 3 o'clock yesterday- afternoon by two men who entered the bank, threw guns on the two em- ployes and two customers in the bank at the 'time, compelled them .to enter the vault, "and alter locking the door ielped themselves to the' currency and •fled" in.' an automobile; 1 . . described •fled" in.' an automobile; 1 . The .two men, who are ,as being, young, slender and about 5 feet 10 inches in height, entered the bank and asked for change for a ?5 bill. Before they could get the change, each one of the strangers pulled a gun and covered the 'people-in the ."bank, •which included tw o customers, Albert . Taylor .and J}.-;G. Britt. 'They with Fred Hoffmier and Leonard Beisswert, ' ot- the -bank force, were compelled to enter the vault, 'whereupon the door •was closed. Then the men took the currency amounting to $8000 and fled. The holdup was pulled off-so quietly that those who entered the bank immediately after it had happened were unaware that anything unusual had occurred. Mr. Mench must have gone in immediately after the robbery, would have not suspected anything had he not missed the bank force. Other customers were waiting, and .Mr. >lenc"a, • ^hearing voices in the vault, asked what was the matter p,nd was told. The men were only locked up in the vault about 10 minutes before they •were released. Car Abandoned at Junction. The news of tho robbery was immediately telephon&d to Cairo police and Sheriff Miller's office. /Sergeant McKinney and Deputy Childress hurried out of the city arid north along the gravel road to intercept the big black touring car which was -reported speeding toward Cairo. The two ot ficers soon picked up the -trail of the ;• car and were following them so close _ly thai the car was abandoned in -the vicinity of Bridge Junction, the band -. its. taking to their.heels and attempt •in-j; to make ther escape southward along the Iliinois Central track with the officers close behind them. Local Stockholders Expect Issue of Baseball Stock Tonight A Garbondale committee -representing the stockholders in the Twin City baseball park will go to Murphysboro tonight and the opinion was expressed that the towns were now together on the proposition and the issuing of the stock at the meeting at Murphystoro tonight was only considered a matter of form. FORECAST FOR THE PERIOD FEB.-,9 TO FEB. 14, INCLUSIVE ,For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Misspuri Valleys: Occasional light snows about the middle and again at.-end- of week. Slightly colder first part of week, normal temperatures, or above, thereafter. * ******.» MAN SINGS AT HIS ( OWN FUNERAL W. N. Smith, ;who died a few days ago at his home at McLeansboro and was burled at tat. Vernon, sang at-his own funeral, it being a duet with his wife who died three years ago. .Six"years ago they sang "Rock of AgeV'at a church service and the duet was recorded .on a phonograph record. * At the funeral this "week the rec- * ord was played and those present * heard, the voices of the dead * man and his deceased wife singing *, at his funeral. . • _• . • ALLRURALCARRIERS . ON HORSEBACK BECAUSE OF BAD ROADS On account of the bad roads all five of the rural mail carriers out o£ Carbondale are carrying the mail on horseback. This is something, it is hoped another year will not see, when hard.roads are built. Bert Dillinger, a rural carrier remains oft duty on account o£ illness of himself and wife. SOCIAL AND CARD PARTY An interesting social and card party '-was given by Miss .Avis .Miller last •week at the home of Mr and Mrs. J. B, Woods, South Normal Ave.Music also added to" the evening's 'entertainment, light refreshments being served. Those present were: Misses Beulah Bascoe and Avis Miiler, and Mrs. Wm. Malico of Johnston City, and Messrs. Elmer Knight and Ralph Dale: TO BE ASSISTED IN INCOME TAX C. E. White to be at Roberts Hotel Feb. 16, 17 and 18 to Assist With . .Income Tax Returns. , .C.. E. Whiter-deputy internal revenue, collector, in Carbondale at the Roberts Hotel Feb. 16, 17- and 18 "for the purpose' of assisting 'citizens in making out their inicome tax returns, It is suggested by Mr. White that citizens will do well to see him about their income taxes. He plans to be here, Murphysboro and other places in the county for a similar purpose. PRESBYTERIAN NEW ERA MOVEMENT IN MEETINGHEREWED. v . ' Includes Ministers, Church Officials and Laymen of the Cairo Presbytery to Take Up New Problems of Church in Era Following the World War. A men's work conference for Car- boudale having been already arranged for next Wednesday,. Feb. 11, the New Bra department of spiritual resources and stewardship will'hold a conference in. the afternoon at 2 o'clock in Carbondale. . - Representatives ^om all churches on the west side cf Cairo Presbytery will -be urged to send at least the pastor and a representative of each of these departments. The Rev. Ezra Van Nuys, D. D., one of the general assembly speakers and a very strong man, is to deliver, the. evening .address and it is hoped , can reach Carbondale in time to assist with the afternoon work. • 5 ^ Carbondale Went in With . First Ones to be Reportec r by District Supervisor , Etherton—131 of 181 Now : Completed. ^The official United States census for. Carbondale. will te known abou June it is believed by District "Super visor-J;B.Etherton of this city .He said Carbondale will know its populaitiori as .officially enumerated by. the TTnitet States as soon as any to.wu'iin the 17tih district of.which Mr; Etherton is su pervisor. Carbondale's report was jn the.40 districts first to be' reported: (• • '. Whi\e the winter w-eatber. has .been retorting .the progress of the. ; census worjc .in the 'country districts. 151 .of the 18i districts in this district'have been_.comple'ted'and reported. Mrs. Carl Burkhart Dies at Benton Word was received by A. B. Vanei this morning telling of the death ol M££ .Carl Biirkhart, wife of Carl Burk hart, formerly Miss Kate Hickman and a. former Normal student, b IB died, at her home at Benton. lir. Burkhart is a graduate of the Normal and a son of J. MA Burkhart, a former trustee of the school. The deceased's daughter, Miss ^larjorie, te attending the school at present' and was -called home on account, of the illness of-her mother.- Mr. Vancil and ofiher : friends from here.expect to'attend''the funeral tomorrow at Benton..'• 'SON OF FORMER RESIDENT DIES Harry W. Woouard. aged 15 years, . son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Woodard, former Carbcndale residents, is dead at his home at New Athens. The boy's .father was a former I. C. operator on • the Illinois Central here. He was also former mayor of New Athens. Colored Organizing Here The colored former-Eervd';her.e re^' organizing an American. Legion pos.t Doc TVllliams now has the petition-in .hishands forjs.igners with which- to secure a .charter. Attorney T. B...F. Smjth, commander of the" local .post, make a. talk to tie- colored veterans Sunday, explaining -She purpose and principals of Hie American Legion. K'.is urged that-the;.color service mea'-see Doc Williams and get their names on the petitflon for. the charter. Cairo is also organizing a colored post. UNABLE TO MISS ANYTHING IN POOL HALL BURGLARY After checking over his- stock of cigars, cigarettes and other articles in Ms pool room, John Brown; was unable to discover any missing articles as a result of his place of business being entered Saturday, night. 'The" burglars entered the place by back the lock on the front door some time af- _ter 1 o'clock Sunday morning, after the room had been closed and Mr. Brown had finished checking up. : KOREANS DRIVE OUT Rebellion in. Northern Region Re•:. ported; Russian Reds - • . .Give "Aid. 2 YEARS FOR KILLING YANK Frenchman Convicted of . Murdering American Soldier—Jealousy Was the Motive. I"Nancy,'-France, Feb. 10.—A'French- man convicted here last: week, of kill- American soldier has-been- sen^ tenced to two years in-prison., ten-" iency on.-the part ot rlie co.urt- wns'.due .r-the-fact-, that the motive' of-'the: [me' .was' .Jealousy under? circunx' in which a -French jury 'usually* acquits. the accused. THREE HUMORED ARE KILLED Force of 2 r OOO Armed by the Bolshev- iki Attack 'Jap Post at Night- Several Other Clashes Reported as Haying Occurred/ • Washington,'. Feb. 10.—Official flis-' ?^ receive<:1 h ere said a force oi -,W~ Ivorenns, UTmed ptfiietpally 'with" equipment furnished by' the bolshevik! crossed into northern Korea from. Manchuria, aiid attacked a Jap- nnese post of 700 men at night, killed 400 of them und.rouied the remainder.- According to these dispatches the tit-' tack was thelnitliuiou of au'iictlve re- hellion in Korea. It was described H?, the besinning of a tremendous affair." . • . . ' . Several other cashes ha%x> occurred behvo-en the insiir^Dts, 'gm-itly 'rc-en- forcecl by recruits, fi-oni the natives of tlie district, ami Uwi.s.'fonnia- Japanese frontier posts, die dispatches add NEW BARTH THEATRE OPENING DELAYED ON ACCOUNTS THE FLU •s ' Expert Workmen Unable to Do Finishing: Touches on New, Theatre, on Account of Illness—Will Open Between Feb. 20 and 25. The .grand opening,of the new Bafth .Theatre has -beeni deiay^ ; on^acco'imt of-the illness of some of : the expert workmen; ,wh'o were 'to give- .the theatre its finishing touches. / The men!.to put -in tlhe elegant new pipe organ were unable to get ,to Carbondale from St. Louis. ;. This is. .likewise true, with. other - workmen putting on the fanicy plastering, the concrete floor and doing the tile work.V The opening has!.been postponed from -the' date it, was/first believed the theatre would be : opened, •this afternoon; until between Feb. 20 .ahd 25. •.."...-'••.' . In planning the opening of the theatre, the management ot the theatre booked Harvey's Greater .Minstrels, thinking the new show -house would be open in time; The Minstrels will be at.the Amuse-TJ here Friday afternoon and evening. -Mar. Barth said he would lose money on/the minstrels on: account of not having large enough seating capacity as planned with his new theatre building '•/ INDORSED FOR 'INSPECTOR r • , . Mrs. Jessie E. Harmon has returned to Alton:. after a visit '-here. Mrs. . . . Harmon was endorsed for inspector of state, institutions.. by. the-locaj toWn- shdp women's Republican organization at its meeting Saturday. Mrs. Harmon has. been employed in -the various: 'departments' of 'state 'institutional work' Fair Weather Favors Decline With the peak ot the flu „, .having been reached here.anifl a nibtJeeV able decline in the num~ber%f .eases^reported today, added optimism 9as lent . to the situation today, wheia'inbinring- dawned with the sun shining upoa. a ••• clear, -cool day. For the last few-'days ^the damp cloudy days- havebeenagainst. -a letr.up\;m furthef-advanci^'of this- situation. A.decided..suibsiding in. tlie.jnuHrbea- of cases of increase Jn. the city wae reported by the authorities. 1 , ^ and^hope was expressed .that witbip $ few days, the wave of iUnfiss herie.'waE have receded. Strike of Maintenance and Shop Employees to Start . Next Week. ; ; WAITED FOR H, G, L DROF for some time. Mrs. Floyd's Funeral at Christian Church In irearlv «very case the Japanese were outnumbered heavily and were forced to withdraw after .suffering heavy losses. .;• • •Get Help From Bolsheviks. ..According to.: official in'fprrantion, bolshevik;, authorities are in close touch.'.with the Korean leaders and are making-.every-effort to. provide their troops with adequate equipment- Reports'.received herjp' rlcenfly said the-entice length'- of.-tHe.'brnn'oh of the' Siberian railroad : ruDhi'ri ff : from Vladivostok Aye^t through; northeriiJMancliu- fia had come under boishevifc Srifluence and {hat. a movement|'wa's :0joj foot 'to organize the|.:locjil'.bolshevit,tprces in conibinqtion :witl> the numerQuT.bandf of '.Cliinesexbrtgands' t.o.-ihvnde'-'koren. It- was;,calculate;] tliafsucli-an' in- vading':4orce would tim] large.'r«-en- Rewards lre The body of Mrs: A. T. Floyd, .'Jr., Tived here from 'Washington, D.> C.,' at .noon today, accompanied by Mr. Floyd and little daughter, June. . .The. board of h-aalth met this' afternoon to decide .whether or .not a public funeral. could be held in the city. A . . ban was 'placed on public funerals 'here Saturday night by the local health au thorities. . • The Board of Health at- 2: 30- lifted. the ban and permitted -a public fun,-' eral which will be held at the Christ ian church 'at 1:30 •tomorrow." after •nloon by. Eev. Duncan MacFarlane. Burial at Snider cemetery. forcements from 'the -people of northern' Korea, who have been.. In; n state of -.Incipient revolt against • the ' JarW' anese. - Three full . Japiinese divisions are-in Korea,, Is! said- in .Japanese circles that, these' have -been .so sci'itcereil to maintain oni*r that Vthey probably could -.offer little immediate resistance Albert Halter left last night for Meii- iT.o, S. D., where he was called on account of the death of Mrs. Halter's father, Simon Winter. Mrs. Halter ; -was unable to attsad the funeral on account of illness. W. H.A$HLEY SERIOUSLY ILL. . H. Ashley .remains seriously ill is home on West Oak street. Mr. 'Ashley is suffering from tidney tr'ou- _.i>"le and other complications. While 'he is very ill iiis condition, is not believed to be critical. , WILSON PROPERTY SOLD i TO S. A. SNIDER' A dea! ha? bfeen made lor the purchase "of the F.rank Wilson home on North. Normal avenue and Oa,k street •by'S. A. Snider for a consideration! of $4,500. • Mr.'-and Mrs.. Wilson expect to' occupy their home until the first of April as was agreed upon in the sale of tie property. Fire Department Is Making NanW Fd? itself as a Val- u a We:Asset to th«:Coinmunity^-Has Been siiicess- fulm Saving Moire Than ; a Score of Serious' Fires inLastMoiith—Attorney Smith and J.MJohnsohRe- , wards Department Wi th Check and Commends It Highly. . RUSS OPEN TRADE EXPORT Two Carloads of Flax. Are Sent Out by Soviet Government through Esthonia. Rayel, -iEsabnia, : i;eb. 10 —Exports Crom;soyiet;Ru,ssi.a began Sunday They vere initiated by .the arrival, here of wo. carloads 'of flax; outward Another word of praise expressed in the terms of a gift in money a.nd words »t gratitude is found in: a letter of Attorney T. B. F. Smith to Mayor F. C. Krysher, commending the excellent work of the local .flre department. A check for $25 was enclosed foi-'the ben-' eflt of. the flre department. The letter follows: . Harewith I am sending you a check for $25, the same -to be used as you think best for the benefit of the'Car- bondale flre department. This check' is for''and on. behalf of Mr. James M. Johnson and myself and we wish, to -express our. most" sincere appreciation, of,the efficient and prompt work of the fire departmeiut in. extinguishing the 'fire at our home Feb 7th 'Had it not /been for the work of the flre 'department, -the chances "are -that -we would have lost our home with its contents. .We wish also to say that, in our opinion, the citizens of ' Carbondale. slioul^ support your fire department .in a financial way in every case, where sorvipes are ..rendered, at least in a sufficient' amount to cover the. cost to t' for services rendered.' We are only. too 'glad to be able' to carry' out our policy in this respecfin this particular case. - " We wish to . erress -oui: 1 most sincere, appreciation, of services , r ered^ We believe you are rendering a great service to property owners of Garbonda'le sincerely, Thomas B F Smith to an invasion. Officials, here have .known for .„,.,„,„ time that luunr. liiousiinxls of Koreans who Bud Into Manchuria were.meditat- ing hostile- action against.Japan; 'While there- is .no, real bolshevik feeling •unnnj;,.these people. .ac«prili'ng^ to. ijie- authorities they. are .so ; st -Irred 'by hos- r tlllty to '.the Japanestv. that ! t]i'ey''proli- abl.y. are.willing t'pVjojji.with 'any other •;attacking''tlieiii!'';'.' • .-.-.., Drive: Out Japanese. ,. '/London,- '.Fehiv ],n._Xo'i-iliiVrn.Korea lias beei) : e'vacuare<l by tlie-Jiip'an'ese/it is claimed in .a .wireless: (ilspiitcii 'froni Moscow, -quoting- an Omsk 'message. The .nonulation:. rose to aid Korean forces from-Cliinese' territory,' it is declared: .-, -.,. " . •' The Omsk.message, as given, in the bolshevik wireless, says' that on February' 6' bands..of Koreans raised in Chinese territory-"crossed the frontier and. attacked .the Japanese.., . ' Masses of the population are joining the insurgents,' it is added, the Japanese retreating anil evacuating northern-Korea. • : I • ' -: KX HEROES MEET DEATH British >hip!s Officers and ^Men Perislr in ^ttempt'to Save Other •''. • '; ' Sai'lors'. '.. ' ••• '•'.''•• .V" .Halifax, N. S:; ; Feb.-10;—The second officer and five men of the crew of tin/ British steamship Oxonian perished when attempting to «;ave the crew of the British steamer Bradboyne ytben it was abandoned offl the coast of Newfoundland, according to radio mes sages,, received here. Order Issued: From Detroit Cslls Out 300.0CK) Workmen-T-Chicago 'Switch- ; r . men's Official .Says\Strike.'>CalI Is Unauthorized. •-. •„ •' Detroit, Mich.,. Feb. 10.—A strike "oi 300,000; member's of the Brotherhood ,; of Maintenance of Way Employees- • and .Hallway 'Shop Laborers was calles* , forTiiesday, February 17, at a meeting . ••'dtvthe; general 'chairmen, of tlio birotb- - erhood : here. . Decision to order a*- < cessation of work was aiiHouncea hy/ Grand. Pre.siaeiit. AU<sn~E. -Backer lol-- lowing, reports .from Washington tliat; the 'negotiations with the railroad Kit-ministration for wage, .increases offered no hope of a favorable settlement. » "I'm loath to call a strike," Mr. Batker said, "but there is nothing else we- can. do. Our hands have been forced. I am tired of the treatment \ve liave=> received from government elficials." --. •Strike for General Increase. .. The text of the order calling tho-; strike reads: ' . •• • "A strike of our eutirc iucrnbershi{> '. on roads .under .federal control antJ those not under federal control is authorized to take place ut 7 a: m_ Tuesday, February 17, ami- will apply to storehouse- .employees,'' stationary : firemen, "stationary. ' engineers,, -sleet-~ bridge workers, .cinder, pit -iiien.--.andr-- oilers, as well as all otlier meiBb'ers of our . brotherhood. : The strike is for ;the general increase requested -)ast summer and in addition a. uiilfona rate.'from coast to coast;" ! , " . '_••• The general chalrmeu-of ithe brotl»- erhood who have been in seBKlon here • for.'several days .were empowered te order a''.strike.-, of. ; lie membersh'ip last summer. .At th,.. „„„ ventibn of tlie brotherhood 7 , lit 'September a strike was postponed:itoiiorder- that President Wilson might have: o>>-? portnnity to attempt ,-to bring about: nj.. reduction in living costs. •• AcOorcilne:P to linlon oflicials'jiis efforts have been." fruitless.- '••"'.: •-. , .I..'-'.-. prigiual dwuands of tlio brother- - hoiba were for'an ayerage-iner.ease'of.' 40. per cent; the greater increase to,^go-to the lower-paid 'men. - : ••-.-.•.,• •; ^ Says "Strike Is Unauthorized'. ' Chicago, Feb. 10.—Tho strike, £*". maintenance of way and. shop laborers,, called in Detroit, is an' iinnuth'orlzedL " and sporadic strike, in- ih e opinion of. -W.. Trost, -"one o£ ; the. olficiiijs of tlie- S\vitclimen's. nn"idn,.' \vho ISMS- Just r&f*" turned, to'GhlcagorJrbm 'a Jri'p- throulslH out the West . ' *•*.. - "There -is no -iinrest" amo'nTOiombei-K, of tha union here,".'he 'Oe/.j/ed, "nni-;- ' did I- timl.any on my toui-7 Tlio mata are .waiting for word from'lheir h&g/*-. ers; who-are in Washington' in confer-- cnco .\viili .Director' (fenei-iil HJiics.- The -. onic;i:ils .of tlie BFa.Mifena.nce of'Way a'nd Shop Ljiboivi's'-nriioh there - - wi.lh 'the rest. I do .not .holi'ove they', .have caMod n strike. T!,o union is a" now one, but very s.lr6iifn"\v'ji-h 'be--- 1 tweei; .'500,000 rind HriO.OOi'.f jiie'nibws. - I do not l)<!liovc>'..ilie 'members of the-' union-hare'iiv. Chicago havo any intention of "going'cuV " •' , Mr. Trost said that on .)i> trip: h»- hml mot.and cpnferivd williJearters ot all.ot' tiro;railway niiions ajitf -ih'nt hs~ ' : felt qu:ilil!>!(l',tq_.s^ea,!i.for.;theni. Flu Spreads in Kansas Topeka, Kan Teh 10—Returns- noni all parts of the state indicate' that Influenza continues to spread, reports on 2,741 cases having been received on Monday, as compaied a total of 2,560 Sunday

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