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Carbondale, Illinois
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Wednesday, March 10, 1920
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Carbohdale—"Athens tf -Egypt." VOLUME 17. CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, ^EDNESDAY, MARCH 10,1920. NUMBER 12T. STREET LIGHTS STILL OUT FROM STRIKE Lights Here Fail to Burn on[ Account of Broken Arc : ^in Circuit ; on Street—No : Line Men to Repair Lines. \ ' "™"™"^™* The streets of Cairbondale remain' ' dark at night on account of no street ligh' ^burning as a result of necessary repairs on-the lines liere which can- not'be made on account of the linemen of the C. I. P. ,.S; being on a strike im this district. .Two linemen here are effected- in the walkout. Ordinarily the street lights .would have 'been burning, but .a few hours after the strike the circuit was broken some place in the city by accident. This cut off the current for the arc lights. This break in 1 ' the current failed to put the residence.lights out ,, .pi commission.^ //> ' No settlement of the strike had been "/ made late this afternoon. ELKS v3 INSTALL OFFICERS APRIL 6 Annual !in/stallatjton .to Take .Plaoe First Tuesday of Next Month— Attorney Feirlch is Exalted Ruler. The local Elks lodge will hold its 'annual installation April 6, the first .Tuesday night of the month. Following are the officers to be installed: i Exalted Ruler—Attorney C. E. Feirich. Esteemed Leading Knight—Attorney T. B. F. Smith. Esteemed Loyal Knigut—G. >T. Albon. , Esteemed Lecturing Knight—John Wright. .Secretary—M. S. Baton. Tiler—B. L. Wilson. Trustee—W. E. Weiler. Representative to Grand Lodge—C. E. Gum. . • Alternate—Attorney J. E. Etherton. FORCEFUL TEXT AT BAPTIST REVIVAL (Rev. J. W. Merrill.) .There wag a goodly attendance*at the Baptist church last rcjght. Mr. Deal sang his song, "Serving God in My Weak Way." It was greatly appreciated by the audience. Rev. Merrill preached from the 'text "Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian." It was a helBful message. The subject tonight wai -be "Need." The large chorus choir will be on hand again. SISTER OF MRS. W. W. WHITAKER WEDS TODAY Mr. and Mrs. Will Whitaker and Mr. and Mrs. Harve DeLap were in Pinck- Bieyviile today to attend the wedding of the ladies' sister. Miss Mabel Clara Harriss. who was manried to Mr. Richard Nelson Hart of Alton. The ceremony which was very quiet took place at the home of the bride's father, W W. Harriss, three miles from Pinckneyville. The couple will reside on a fairm near Pinckneyville. Mr. Hart was until recently a traveling salesman ont of Alton. „ WESTERN MULE BUYER FINED AFTER DRAWNOUT BATTLE IN LOCAL COURT J. E. Van Epps Found Guilty by Jury of jDlcturWna 'the Peace—Trial Consumes All ' Afternoon— Two Changes of .Venue Taken. After a hot,,drawn out legal battle yesterday afternoon continuing up until 10 o'clock last night, J. E. Van Epps, a western!'mule and horse buyer, was fined $29.30, before Justice of the Peace 0. P. Louden. Van Epps was found guilty by a jury of violating the city ordinances prohibiting the disturb-, anice of the'peace fry •challenging to fight, fighting, using abusive and pro-fane language. ' ' ( . • The city prosecuted Van Epp's -with City Attorney Loyd Bradley and Attorney W. A. Schwartz. Attorney Fletcher Lewis o£ Murphysboro was the counsel for the Defendant. That, the case exci.ted much .interest in the fact that two changes of venue were taken, first by Van Epps from I Police Magistrate J. J. Robertson to j Justice of the Peace E. M. Williams, " then the city took a change of venue from Williams to Justice of the Peace Louden. The jurywjs out a'faout two hours 1 , returning a verdict about 10' o'clock last night. . ' - " Those Attending Funeral From Out of Town Ed Baldwin and Dillard Tapp of St. Louis, Maax C.Hammer, Wes.t Frankfort, Lieut Curtis Stover of Fort Sheridan, Mrs. Fitzgerald and daughter, Miss Ola, of Wichita, Kans., Mr. and Mrs. Louis Miller, Ben Daniels, Sr., Ben Daniels,. Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Rife ' Snider of Murphysboro were among those attending the funeral of Wm. Kayser here Monday afternoon. FEAR SEVERE FLY TRANSFERS OF REAL ESTATE George Vanausdall and Ella Vanausdall, his_wife, to Thomas W. Scott, all of Camp'bell Hill, lot IS in block 2 in original plat of Campbell Hill, $35. Charles E. Hamilton and Dora Hamilton 1 , his wile, to Mary Eicher, all of Carbondale, lot 6 in block 1 in Hester & Stoker addition to Carbondale, J50. Mary Eicher transferred the lot to H. A. Eicher at the .same price. S. C. Chandler,, a'state entomologist, is in St. Louis, East. St. Louis, Alton and along the B. aad.O. railroad, making'"investigations - of tBe Hessian' fly. .The fear -that a'severe attack of the fly will come--, with this season is found' in the fac1i.that..Mr. Chandler's investigations indicate the fly has surr Tived the 'winter well for am attack this, season. The fly attacks wheat, Be is also investigating as to whaf extent' the Corn .BqTer.-anfl European enemy is being brpugnt into this country. ; , This has been. showing.up. ; in the United States recently .and an 'effort'-is, Tjeing made to stamp it out aii-d prevent it from further spreading. Re; cently a cargo of broom corn was iri- .tercepted at New'York'City, s.erit iiete' from Italy. Lincoln High School Domestic Science Pupils Serve Delicious Dinner The Domestic Science Department .of the Lincoln School entertained the members of the school board and their wive.s at a 6 o'clock dinner at the school last evening.. The dinner was> under tlie supervision' of Miss Marioni Clancy, teacher of domestic science in high school and was prepared iby tbe pupils in domestic science. The members of the i board and their wives expressed appreciation of tlie delightful dinner. They paid high compliments on the cuisine aibility of the young domestic science, pupils, and were impressed with the delicious and wholesome food and th-e attractive ma.nner in which it was cooked and served. .President of U. of I. 1 Resign After 15 Years TJBBAJSTA, 111., March 9.—President Edmund James of the University of Illinois tendered his resignation to .the Board of Trustees today. He had been president of the University for fifteen years and had ibeen on a.year's.leave of absence. Dr '.David McKinley, vice president, had been acting president. BATTLE;-WITH--BANDITS Bank Cashier Killed, Vice Presi- ; dent and Porter Wounded. - Three Robbers Open Fire When Vic- .tlms in Kansas^ City Refuse to' Hold Up Hands—Suspects Held. K.ansas City. Jin.. j\Iaroh 10.—Glen H;' Shoe-key,' cashier-'of-"the South Side bank, was. .shot-and killed ami .1. M. /MeNeriis, .vice, .-president and James .Smith,--a. negro ipprter, wounded hi a gun b'nttle with'four bandits, who'at- ;t«mptec! to hold up the institution shortly before 10 o'clock in the morning. • . •. •..-•... -"-. The banh robbers drove up to the bank in an automobilj and three of ;the,.lo.iiri.en.t'erea;tlie'-bnr!k. .Jll-^ellis and Shockey refused to throw up their hands on orders, from the bandits,, who immediately, opened fire. Shoe-key fell dead and McNellis was wounded. ..Smith, attracted by the shooting, ran'into the bank: corridor and %yns shot down. The lirkig attracted outsiders, .\viir. vii.uiinoncd tire police: Foiled in their iittcinpt to secure the bnnh's i'uinls. tht; bandits mmle for their ear. Tlie pollen, arriving :is they were (leptirr- liiK. tiJ-eti .sevuriil sh.its and one nf the. .Uandits fell vs-oiuyloil. His companions huwcvw. curried l.ihn int'b Hie cur. which uifjde awuj- :>t liifjh spued. The huiujiix were unmasked. Five'arrests were mode shortly after the escape of the bandits nnd pn- iico def-J.-ij'cii ilia [ four ,,£ I lie uifii an;ested answered the description uf i!ie men \V)KI hulil up tlie bank. 20-CENT TAX FOR BACHELORS Ypungstown Wants Unmarried-'Men to Pay Small Sum Monthly—Bill Approved by City Council. Youngstinv'n. O.. March 10.—Unmarried nieu \vhnjiuy no municipal taxes- way be tnxcil 'at u roje .of'about 20 rents, n month. A measure including that provision was reported-favorably by.the city council and Is being considered by the mayor's advis< y board, tt was estimated such n tox would net toe city $152,000 annually. CY LOUDEN TAKES OU OUl'IN BRIDE Weds Miss Gladys Hill and Intended to Keep It. From Being Made Public. Miss Gladys M. Hill, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Robert Hill of DuQuoin, and Cy Louden, of'this city were "married at Pinctaieyville Saturday by Rev.Shaf- er, pastor ot. the Methodist church at that-place". - They intended- 1 to" Kee'p-it from Tjeing made public but the newspaper got it and published it in -Du- Quoin the next day after the marriage. The bride is an esteemed DuQuoin girl, teacher in the DuQuoin public schools. Siie will continue her school work until school is out in' June. It is likely they will .reside in Cairo. They postponed their wedding trip on account of Mi-s. Louden's teaching. Mr. Louden is employed'as trainman on the Illinois-Central out of Carbondale. TIE CARRIER SERIOUSLY INJURED Frank Kirby Struck on Head With Tie When His Foot Slipped' While " Entering Car With Tie. . Frank Kirby, colored, was probably fatally injured at the tie plant this morning when his foot slipped while carrying a tie into a box car. The tie struck Ms head when he fell. His condition this-afternoon at the hospital was described as very serious, remlain- ing unconscious since the accident. He is about 35 years old. ' EDITOR DIAMOND SENTENCED Is Found Guilty in Old Bailey Court of "Inciting to Murder" of Vis- .' • -•••-•• count French. London, March • 10.—Cluu-los 'Diamond, editor ot Hie Cc.tholib H<>rald. %vliose trial on a cliiu-jre of inciting to tiie murder of Viscount French, lord lieurenniit of Irpljiurl. anil others, in sin article in Ills, newspap'or \yas liel<l in tlie old Bailey court, was found guilty. HP \vns k sentencerl to six months' imprisonment. ' PRESIDENT E. 1. JAMES QUITS University of Illinois Head Had Been on a Year's Leave of Absence. Urbnnn, 111.. March 10.—Pro-sklent B(l- munil .Tames "enderpil his. resignation to the board of trustees. He had boon president of tiie Cjii-vwsity' 1 of Illinois: :io years. Since the beginning of the s'cliool year he had been on a year's leave of absence. Dr. David Kinley. vlye president, has been acting nresjilentv Upholds Volstead Law. .Trenton, ST.. J., March 10.—Federal ifudge Rellstab denied the application of Fiegenspan, brewer, for an injunction against the enforcement of "th* Tolstead act. . G. A, MEETING, TRIAL ROBBERY CLUES IN HERE STARTS EDUCA- WHICHBAGGOTT'SSTORE TIONAL MOVE IVThe Y. W. C. A.' meeting, conducted yesterday by Miss Julia Lee of .New York City; National'Y. W. C. A. secretary, assisted by Miss Grace Dixson of the Chicago Woman's Clufb, wae prorioun'ced a decided success. 'Miss Lee, who is considered a bril liant speaker, reviewed the educational organization work; 1 of the Y. W. C. A. V Following the chapel, hour ait the S^ojrnial'-a session convened from 11 a.'.*m. to 3 p. in. at the Hotel Roberts. Eleven counties of Southern Illinois were represented at this meeting. A luncheon was -served to 22 ladies. .-Miss Lee and Mis6 Dixson left at 6 •o'clock for Quincy and Bloomington to- condu'et similar meetings. NORMAL OFF TO : STATE TOURNAMENT Leave^ With Hope of Capturing Title ,j.'ln- Minor Division of Little Nine- *-.'iV-*i •''" ."•"' teen. .Che Normal basket ball team left this mor-ning.for Rock Island to play in the state inter-colligeate tournament, •. , - .The complete minor division schedule 7 in which the 'Normal is placed, follows: Game 1, _S a, m, Thursday—Lincoln v$;' McKendree. : Game 2, 9 a. m. Thursday—Shurt- lett vs. Carthffee. ; Game 5, 1 p. m. Thursday—St.- Via- •tors vs. Blackburn: . Game 6, 2 p. m^ -Thursday—Carbondale vs. M'acQmb Normal. ...XJame 9, 6:30 p. m. Thursday—Loser o'f\l -vs. Loser of 2. Game 10, 7:30 p. m. Thursday—Los- er.fof 5 vs. Loser of 6. •~ v *ferfc-enS,-iO-a:.-m:.-Pr!day—-Winner of 1 vs. Winner of 2. Game 16, 11 a.'in. Friday—Winner of 5 vs'. •-Wiimier of 6. •• Game 21, 6:30 p. m. Friday—Winner of 9 vs. Loser of 15. Game 22, 7:30 p. m. Friday—Winner of 10 vs. Loser of 16. Game 25, 8 a. in. Saturday—Wini- ner of 15 vs. Winu-gr of 21. Game 20, 9 a. jn.' Saturday—Winner of 16 vs. Winner of 22. '" Game 29, 3 p. .m. Saturday—Loser of. 25 vs. Loser of 26. • Game 31, 8 p. m."Saturday—Winner of 25 vs. Winner of 26. Winner of game 31 gets first place, loser second; winner'o£ game 29 gets third place, loser gets fourth place. MRS. JOHN RICH !•- DIES-EAST OF CITY Expires-After Illness of Pneumonia- Wife of Coal Mine Owner South-east of Carbondale—Leaves Four Children. : Mrs. John Rich,' wife of the coal mine owner, a'bout five miles southeast of this city,', died at her home-last night following an- illness of • pneumonia. She was 55 years of age. _ She is survived by her husband Wd four children, Mrs. Bert Brooks,' Miss Amie, Edgar and 'Charles, who reside in the. viciaity of'the Rich home. She also leaves -brothers and sisters. Th 'funeral will be held at'the home tomorrow.- Burial at Snider cemetery. SECTION MAN STRUCK BY LEVER Wayne Beard; section laborer, 26 years of age, suffered a severe cut across the forehead, about 11 o'clock yesterday morning- wh'en - he was struck by -a lever on a dumping ca,r. The accident occurred near the round house. Several stitches were'"required on -his .head. .He is not considered serious. " . •' Brought Here For Burial From Detroit Today -Zackie Htighes, aged 33. son of the late Zack Hughes, formerly a resident, east of, this city, who died* suddenly in Detroit, Mich., was buried at the North County Line cemetery this morning. -Young Huglies died ton the way to work on the streets of Detroit. He was a cousin of Chas". Hughes of this city. The tody was accomi>anied here from Detroit 1 by his mother, brother and two sisters. GOO Entered JStore From Rear and Escaped With Meat, Flour and Other Groceries -^Wffl Gontimie to Follow Clues This Evening. Police with the 'asstBtanice of John Baggbtt are sttll ' working 'oh' meager evidence in connection' with the.Vobr bery of the Baggott .store , an'. North. Marion and Chestnut streets Monday night. The party investigated clues yesterday afternoon .and expect to re- sum^ the'hunit this afternoon and 'evening. . '•• ' The burglars .escaped" with, more than $100 worth .of food from' the store, consisting of meat, flour,' canned goods and other things. In, estimating his, loss, Mr. Baggott- stated .he was hardly able to determine just how much goods was taken, although was certain it would run above $100. The iburglars entered the store by cutting through a part of 'the back •door of the store, which enabled them to make their way into tie store. It is believed some one wiho knew the lay o£ things about the store is guilty of fche robbery. MANY DIE IN QUAKE Tremors at Tiflis, Transcau- .. casia, Kill Several Hundred. Thousands Homeless After Ssismic Catastrophe Which Occurred on Feb*• ruary 24,- Constantinople Reports. THHs, Traiiscsiiiciislii. ,-Fe.h. 24 /via. Cnnstiintinople, Mnrcli- 10).—Several luiiuli'ed persons are (lend ai.ul tliou- MiniJs.-iif-t.i'tliors ni'<!-liouicless as a v<- ynlt. of an earthquake whk'h destroyer Makhet, Grnkalr and other villages within ;i radlusyif GO miles west o! Tillis. "The city of Titlis was shaken and iiiiiny. buildings were severely dam- • Thousands of refugees are iionrin;: Into Tiilis. The ciinstiluii'nt assc-nibi;- of't-lu; ix'iiulilie of Georgia ii).imed:ai'\ ij- voted 2fl,(10n.C(!0 rubles for Pir^" /! to t!-.(; snfferevs. :• '•-- ''. The. r:iil«-;iy !»-t^veeii Tillis nnd R.-i- tum was severely diinia.ired, while -tly- Kfatinn nr Oori wns (iostroyeil. . Tin ri)\\'n of Oori wa*. virUially wiped 011^ ;ii)(! !i hiui!l;-ed ilo.-ul, li.-ive been rew> sreO. .-•-•.- , Twenty persons 'wore killei! at tin-' lir-jin. Smokv is n-porteO to be . is "•uinj; fi'-oin tlxj 'siiinniit of tlie--nioiin- hiln where tl<o monastery of Goris; O,i;ml stood. TAGGART QUITS SENATE RACE Thomas Gives ill Health as the Cause for'His Withdrawal From •• the Contest. Tridhinnjpolis;' Iiul;, March '10.—Thorn's Ta.v'fnirt .withdrew his name as a ••anilkliite for the Democratic nhmiiin- 'ion for United 'Strifes senator' in Inrli- inii.i " \In n letter to A. C. SnlIi'p,.Denip<;rnt-- 'c. '^stnte chairman, ,Mr. Tagfffu't 311- "mnnoert hl's'withdrawal on account of •Ml'health. ' Clminna'n Sailee 'said, pccunling to his understanding of the law, it will'ne :p ro the 'Democratic- shite cowniiltep HI n{ y ne a candidate to be piaceil bn- fore^.fe Tmljaruvpniiifii'y MS • n result of rhe withdrawals . •' : AGUIWALDO GRANTED' PENSION Territorial Legislature Allows $6,000 Yearly~tq,. the General Who Fought Spaniards. M;iniln, P. -I.,, March 1.0.—Pensions of .$6.(K)0 yoarly were granted by the territorial legislature to Gen. Emilio Aguiniildp,. lender of the Filipino insurgents .against tlie Spaniards in 1S9S, and Cayetano. S. Arellano, formerly chief justice of the supreme court of the Philippines. WORfAN RUNS FOR .CONGRESS Granddaughter of Late Governor Woodbridge of Michigan Candidate 'in'.Third District. Kalainazoo, 'Mich., .March. 10.—Mrs. Helen C. .Statler, granddaughter of the late Governor Woodbridge of Michigan, announced tbat she would be ; a' candidate.for the Republican nomination for congress in, the Third Michigan district. -!_'. . .,..- -' LOWDEN ! Gov:^an^ O.' Louden has ^'iie vited to* speak 'ner?i at' c 'tl£6 annual.. meeting .the- So. 111. Odd Fellows- Anniversary Aesociation to tot ]{MB& .Monday, April 26. A committee traia; the : ; local?-- 'lodge . yesterday e Gov.' liHwdett : thelmvitatin. ply is awaited with'iopie"that' be" able tb"apjE>'ear oil, the pi Gov. Lowden was a irneniber d-the- , class, of more. tBaa; 1000-initifctediJiirte Odd F«liow£hip at 'the. CeDteoauat rneeUn^ of &e.Grand''i*dfee;^SprlBgr- field last November. POLES ROUT REDS' no: 1 J-' Capture Rail Junctions . South-^ west of Minsk and Thou, sand Bolsheviki. : . MUCH WAR MATERIAL SEIZES! Statement .Says, "This Victory; fo &.' Worthy Answer to Bolshevik "Pol- . Icy of Suing for Peace and at Same Time Continuing Attacks." Zurich, March 10.—A wireless dls-' patch' from" Moscow announces thaV. the Russian soviet and Ukrainian governments-have Informed the allies that they are ready . to. negotiate peace- with Poland immeciiately. Warsaw, March 10.—Polish forces; commanded by Colonel Sikorski at- - tacked.bolshevik troops in the vicinity of Mozir and Kolenkovitz, southeast ~ of Mins\, Sunday morning, and captured these two Important railway •Junctions and much war material. One thousand red soldiers and many. officers .were taken prisoner.. .The attack was made ID ord"or tc-;- prevent further operations by the Russian soviet army, which, has been--op— crating from Mozir and Kolenkov.itzr,.. a distance of 20' miles, saj-s an osBeiai! statement issued at general stafCT headquarters liere, and also to disperse bolshevik troops which were being- concentrafed behind the en«ro'.r- lines. The newly arrived staff of the- Fiftj;-seventJi bolshevik dfvi'si'on "Bare- .- ly escaped .capture, it is said, \\-liile the staff of the Forty-seventh division and : several liundred men were made pri&- • oner. Aa armored train, rcaich KiH- \vay. material and several armored.' boats- on the Pripet river near Mpxiii- • were also'taken by the Poles. ' Worthy Answer to Bolsheviki."" "This .victory,", says the official' statement, "is a. worthy answer .to< tfte bolshevik policy of suing for "peaee •'•• and at the siime time continufng at— ,tacka along the front." ' . . Members of the American" typlm? commission are making preparations for the epidemic which is expected^ to reach its crisis in April. FJve- thousand five hundred cases were: registered in January, and figures for February, not yet-isssued, will prol^ ably show an Increase. Authorities' state the disease will take aaoHwar jump tliig month, with tie nigh /writer.--/ mark some weeks hence; ^ Fears are entertained here that if peace is made with the Russian bol- •sheviki there will be an influx of Polish refugees which will swell the- number of typhus cases In this country. ' , "'•'..'. 'Reds Capture Cruiser. I London, March 10.—The boIshevlRS" at Odessa captured the Russian criuser Admiral Nakhiniolt, f&ur fnsi.. torpedo boat destroyers, one-scout'ves- - sel, one stenmer, three trawlers, two > cutters and two submarines, according to a wifeless communication received '. from Moscow. ',. . The Admiral Nahkimoff was laiu,f down in November, 1913. The vessel' displaced 6.750 metric tons, nnil. 5s- 507 feet long." It mounts fifteen- &vs-^ inch guns, five nine-pounders and four-.- mucliine guns. GASOLINE PRICE GOING UP Delegates to Nationaf Petroleum Con-- gress Say They Don't Think . 11; Will Stop-.. ' • Chicago, .March 30.—Gasoline is g(>-•' ing -up in price. Tn the fast few weeKs- it h;is jumed from 23 to 26 cents "a* gallon to. the man who rolis liis flivver--. into a filling station. But there are'- more boosts ahead. , Delegates to the National Petroleum-, congress here agreed that as soon as- gentle spring brings forth the millioas of automobiles that have been in sto-r-> age all winter, the cost of fuel gradually ascend, but nobody tell where it would stop.

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