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The Gazette-Herald from Kenney, Illinois • 1

Kenney, Illinois
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I THE QAZ -HERALD WHAT KENNEY CHURCHES ARE DOING SPEED LIMIT TEN MILES PER HOUR PEOPLES BAM IN ANTI-FLY CAMPAIGN Help Make Kenney a Flyless Town," is Slogan. Swatters nished Weekly Reports Sent In By Pastors and Church Correspondents. Items of Interest to Church Goers and Others. am the sad and silent cash register. My case is shiny but I am like a welldressd man with an empty stomach, I am lean inside.

My bell is stiff from not being rung. My keys seem to have lost their sense of duty. I came forth happy and smiling only to be condemned to a life of neglect. I belong to the dealer who does not believe in advertising. METHODIST CHURCH NOTES Sunday school at 10 a.

m. and preaching services at 11 a. m. next Sunday. At 8 p.

m. the Epworth League officers will be publicly installed. This will take about 10 or 15 minutes of time, after which the Children's Day exercises will be given. As this will be a union service, you had better come a little early in order to get your choice of seats. Last Friday evening the Royal Circle class of young ladies met 'in the basement social room for a carpet rag tacking.

This was- regular business meeting night for the Christian Soldiers class of young men and after transacting their business and initiating four new members, they adjourned to the social room and assisted the ladies in tacking rags. Following this the C. S. served ice cream an wafers to the entire bunch and all returned to their homes having spent an enjoyable evening. The waiter was handsomely tipped for his sen ices receiving a sum total of one violet and one cent in cash.

Twenty-five were present. Throngl Village. Fines for Exceeding Limit May be Collected for nse of Village on Streets. Because some amtomobile drivers have persisted in driving at a furious rate of speed through our village streets, thereby endangering the lives of pedestrians, the village board has decided to post speed limit signs on each of the three incoming roads and then enforce the state law which says: On page 2159 of the 1913 Revised Statutes it states: No person shall drive a motor vehicle upon any public highway in this state where the same passes through the closely built public business portion of any incorporated town or village faster than 0 miles per hour and not over 15 miles per hour through any residence and 6 miles per hour in going round a corner in a highway where the operators view of the road traffic is obstructed -On page 2163 in the same Statute it states: "Whenever such violation shall occur within the limits of any City or Village all fines imposed for the violation of any of the provisions of this aco shall be paid to the Treasurer of such City or Village within whose jurisdiction the offense Is committed by the Justice of the Peace, Clerk of the Court of other officer to whom the amount of such fine required by law shall be paid. And all money so received shall be used in repairing and improving the roads or streets within such City or village.

Notice to Stockholders. By a change of bylaws of the Kenney, Chestnut Farmers Mutual Telephone it has become nece-sary for each telephone user to pay all back assessments and at least one-third year in advance, beginning with June 1, 1915. This is according to laws governing the state utilities commission and can not be changed by the officers of our company. Each user of a phone will receive a copy of new by-laws shortly and we ask that you read section 8 of article 3 carefully, and thpn pay up without further urging on our part. Respectfully, J.

F. WALKER, President. W. N. MONTGOMERY, Secretary.

A Spial Offer. We are now making our semi-annual printed envelope offer. Twice a. year we print envelopes in small lots to accommodate those who like to use printed return card envelopes, but only need a few at a time. By printing several small orders at one time we reduce the cost of making ready of the press, and can thus afford to print them cheaper than when we must do practioally the same amount of work on a simple order.

For this occasion we will furnish 100 envelopes, either 5 or 6 Inches long, with return line, name, and address for 35c; or 100 size 6 for 40c; add 10c per 100 if to be delivered by mail. To get these prices you must have your order into this office not later than Saturday morning, June 26. Ready for delivery that afternoon. THE GAZETTE-HERALD. TRede Wallace Dead.

According to a dispatch to the Pantagraph of June 3rd, C. T. Wallace (Thede) died at Wilcox lake, near Beardstown. Death was duq to blood poisoning. Dye from a bathing suit infected a scratch upon his arm and eventually killed him.

Thede for a number of years has made a living by fishing. He often caught large fish hiding under logs in the water and actually caught thousands in this manner during his lifetime. He was also famous as a diver and gave exhibitions of his skill all over Illinois. He resided in -this county for many years and was known to nearly everyone here. He was about forty-seven years of age.

Mrs. A. J. Davis and children visited her parents at Waynesville the past week and will spend the coming week with her uncle in Atlanta. CHRISTIAN CHURCH NOTES 9:45 Bible school.

Come on time with a studied lesson. 11:00 Sermon, The Prophetic Attitude Toward Religion. The services will be dismissed Sunday evening so that all may attend the Childrens Day exercises at the sister church. Total attendance at Bible school Sunday, 228. A splendid interest is being shown in the work, of the school.

Let us keep in mind 200 every Sunday. Banner class in attendance Primary, ages 6, 7 and 8. Banner class in offering Loyal Daughters. Contest points as follows: Loyal Daughters, 4 74; Loyal Sons, 388; Loyal Women, 287; Loyal Men, 290 Only a very few more Sundays until the contest closes. Let each one do his very best to be present and to bring visitors.

If you know of some one not attending any school, make it a point to ask them to come. Let each member of the church try to be present at each Sunday morning service. The sermons delivered by the pastor are excellent ones and no one can afford to miss them. All are cordially Invited to worship with us each Sunday. The exercises, Cherry Blossom Land, was presented by the children on Sunday evening to a large and appreciative audience.

The amount raised for Foreign Missions was The following program was given: Instrumental solo Dean Nice. Chorus Fling Out the Banner, School. Scripture Lesson Four boys, Ferrell Kenney, Franklin Kemp, Robert Settle, Kenney. Prayer Rev. D.

H. Munson. Song Sihool, Christ is King. Recitation Buelah Gardner. Recitation Violet Henson.

Dialogue Little Beginners, Violet Henson, Oscarine Sheridan, Millie Michel, Rosetta Henson. Recitation Ruth Rowe. Song Three Little Maids of Japan, Edna Eaton, Ida Brelsford, Dorothy Rowe. Recitation Glenn Myers. Dialogue What the Stamp Said, Grace White, Mildred Fifer, Orville Abbott, Willie Stiles, William Jackson.

Song 'Daisy Faies, Rosetta Henson, Maude Sheridan, Violet Henson, Oscarine Sheridan, Ruth Rowe. Recitation Lola Davidson. Dialogue The Cable Chain, Camolia Stiles, Edward Eaton, Edna Eaton, George Brelsford, Clara Shepherd. Recitation Emily Kemp. Dialogue Children Across the 3ea, Shepherd, Ida Brelsford, Vanny Hewitt, Thelma Sheridan, Em-ly Kemp, Dorothy Rowe.

Recitation Mary Goodpasture. Vocal Solo June Kirby. The Widow Worshipers, Clara Shepherd, Camolia Stiles, Fanny Hewitt, Buelah Gardner, Fifer, Ruth Rowe. Song 'School, Ready for the Ilarvest. Short Address Pastor, Mart Gary Smith.

Offering for Missions. A West Pointer in the Land of the Mikado, Lulu Henderson, Violet Shepherd, Hulda Michel, Emma Ogden, Maggie Turley. Song School, Onward Christian Soldiers. Benediction Sunday school superintendent H. B.

Rowe, Jr. The Loyal Boys class will be entertained by the Loyal Girls class at the home of Mary Goodpasture on Saturday, June 26. The Loyal Bereans class will hae their regular monthly class meeting and social at thg church on next Saturday evening, June 12. Entertainment committee is composed ot the following ladies: Mrs. James Brothers, Mrs.

Fred Jurd and Mrs Viola Legee. Loyal Bereans and their friends, please take notice. The Christian Reapers Bakery Sale on last Saturday was a decided success. The ladies will meet at the church on Thursday afternoon for business Cbnrcli Building For Sale. For a short time this building will be offered at private sale.

If inbe rested enquire at the Gazette-Herald office or the Peoples Bank. Adv. Magazines Gazette News Stand. It this paper bad announced a few years ago that one of our banks were about to lead in a matter of public spirit, the people iwould have regarded it as an odd proceeding' because banks use to be regarded as mighty cold-blooded Institutions, maintained for the convenience of the rich. That is all changed, however, and now we look to our banks as common centers of community interest and the average citizen, regards the banker as his best friend.

Bankers take an interest in everything that concerns the town or country around and they give out calendars and other souveniers at times t6 carry across to their patrons a message pf friendship and good feeling. Another thing worth noting is that you are apt to find about the best young men in any town jbehind the bank windows. They are men usually of kind heart and broad sympathies, therefore it is perfectly natural to see them lead off in any little thing which they think 'will help their town or community. We are glad to note just such a movement by the management of our Peoples Bank, which announces at this time that owing to the fact that our State Board of Health desires -citizens generally should co-operate actively for fly extermination, they have decided to' assist in the worjt and have purchased a large quanitity of all-metal fly swatters which they will distribute to ladies of this community commencing at once and continuing until they are gone. This they are doing simply as an act of public spirit and as their contribution to the cause of health.

So, Ladies, all you have to do to get one of these beautiful ten-cent swatters is to call at 'the bank and trade a pleasant word for one and then go home and swat the flys until Kenney is a flyless town to all interests and purposes. Odd Feltows and Rebekabs Observe Memorial Day. The memorial services held by Kenney Lodge, No. 557, I. O.

O. last Sunday afternoon was well attended-. The address by Rev. Smith received much favorable comment. He urged the members to live up to all the teachings of their order.

While not believing that these principles were ALL that -was necessary for right living, he declared they would go a long way toward that result if lived up to. The Imperial Male Quartet rendered two excellent selections in their usual pleasant manner, and a violin solo by Carl D. Jones of Midland City, was greatly appreciated by the audience. Mr. L.

M. Glazebrook acted as master of ceremonies at the hall and in a few well chosen words stated the purpose of the meeting and reiterated the benevolent charcter of the order as a whole. Rev. Munson, who offered the Invocation and benediction, did so in words that were both eloquent and simple, making a direct appeal for divine guidance of the living members of the order. After the exercises at the hall as many as had conveyances wpnt to Pleasant Valley cemetery, where the graves of fourteen deceased brothers and nine sisters were decorated with an Odd Fellow memorial flag and a bouquet of carnations and fern leaves.

This was accompanied by a ceremony in which twenty young ladies took part in couples one repeating an appropriate verse and the other placing the bouquet upon the grave. Card of Thanks. We take this method of thanking all those who furnished automobiles on memorial dayf also to thank the young ladies who took part in the ceremony at the cemetery. KENNEY LODGE I. O.

O. F. H. GALL, C. L.

TURNER, E. iL. FOSTER). Adv. Committee.

Violin Lessons; I wish to start a class of violin pupils in Kenney. Can have the class either Wednesday or Thursday. Terms: $5.00 for course pf ten weeks. I will be glad to answer inquiries from anyone interested. CARL D.

JONES, Midland City. a ILLINOIS FLAG LAW General Statement of Provisions of Statute ol Illinois. Act Approved Jane 2 1897; In Force July 1 1897. COURT HOUSE This law makes it the duty of the Supervisors or Commissioners of each county to provide United States national flags not less in size than four feet by eight feet to float from a suitable flagstaff on top of the court house, and the sheriff is required to see that such flag floats from such staff from eight oclock a. m.

to five o'clock p. m. on each legal holiday and on such other days as the supervisors or commissioners may direct. STATE INSTITUTIONS The Commissioners or Trustees of all Penal and Reformatory State Educational and State Charitable Institutions are required to iprqvide 'ags not less than ten by twenty feet in size and to cause them to be kept floating above such institutions or upon suitable flag poles from 8 oclock a. m.

to 5 o'clock p. each legal holiday, and on other days as determined by such Commissioners or Trustees. SCHOOL HOUSES The Directors or Board of Education of every -school district are emr powered to provide upon all public school houses or within the adjacent grounds, flag poles, and are required to provide flags not less than four by eight feet in size and to cause them to ibe floated from such poles during school hours on such days as determined by the Directors or Board. FLAGS NOT TO FLOAT DURING STORMS During any day when inclement weather or storms would materially injure the flag, it is not to be raised. UNLAWFUL USE It is forbidden to place any word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing or advertisement upon any flag, standard, color or ensign; or-To expose to public view any such flag, standard, color, or ensign, upon or to which, after July 1, 1907, shall have been placed or attached any word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing or advertisement; or To expose to public view, manufacture, sell, expose for sale, give away, or have in possession for sale or to give-away for any use any article of merchandise or receptacle of, or article for carrying merchandise upon which shall have been placed, after July 1, 1907, a repre-sentationof any such flag, standard, color or ensign, to advertise, call attention to or mark such article; or To publicly, by word or act, deface, defile, defy, or cast contempt upon, any such flag; Under penalty of fine, or imprisonment, or both.

EVIDENCE The possession of any flag, standard, color, or ensign unlawfully marked or treated or of any such unlawful article constitutes presumptive evidence of violation. PROSECUTIONS The State's Attorney is required to see that this law is enforced and to prosecute offenders. Sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, bailiffs, constables and police are required to Obituary. Charles W. Garrabrant was born near Bloomfield, Essex county, New Jersey, November 18, 1824.

In 1844 he united with the Methodist church and was a constant member. August 29, 1847 he was united in marriage to Sarah Catherine Manning at Washington, N. and to bless this union were born eleven children, four dying in infancy and one a young man of twenty-three years. In 1852 they moved to Logan county, Ohio in a onq-horse covered wagon. Living there till ,1859 when he moved to a little village called Hayworth, staying there for a year when he moved to Dewitt county, west of Kenney, on the Jacob Coppen-barger farm, living there two years w-hen he moved on Uncle Billy Humphrey's farm, living there in a log cabin ten years He then brought his farm, lived there till the spring of 1902 when he moved to Kenney, living there a year.

He theil moved to Chestnut and lived till his wife died in 1913. Since his wife died in 1913 he has made his home with his daughters, Mts. J. W. Anderson 'of Hallsville, and Mrs.

Luther Hobbs-of Chestnut. Those surviving are: Mrs. J. W. Anderson of Hallsville; William G.

of Funk, Daniel Hood River, Oregon; Mrs. Luther Hobbs, Chestnut; Mrs. Frank Schoby and Mrs. John Sever of Algona, Iowa, and thirty-five grandchildren and forty-five greatgrandchildren, and one great gieat grand child. The children wish to thank their friends and neighbors for their many kindnesses shown.

Clean Up. In accordance with a custom adopted by all well ordered cities and villages the Board of Trustees of Kenney desires to call upon all residents of the village to clean up all property occupied or controlled by them, removing weeds and waste material of all kinds. We appeal to the local pride of our people to put the yards and alleys in such condition and -to so beautify our village that it 'will not only equal neighboring villages in neatness but also w-in for Kenney the name of being an exceptionally clean town. We trust that every reader will take this appeal under earnest consideration and look about to see what can be done to make the movement successtul. (Signed) TOBY L.

HYMAN, Clerk. JOHN T. STEWART, President. Adv. Supervisors Meeting, The County Board of Supervisors will meet at the Court House in Clinton on Monday, June 14th, 1915.

All bills to be presented at said meeting must be dated, itemized and O. K'd by the proper officer, and must be on file before nine oclock in the forenoon of said day, or they will be rejected by the Board. HARRY SCOTT, Chairman. CHAS. F.

KEMP, Clerk inform against and prosecute all apparent offenders. One-half of the amount recovered is payable to the person filing complaint, the other half to the school fund. High School Picnic. Last Thursday the work in the local high school was completed, cardd and grades were given out, and study finished. On Friday a picnic was held, wita the teachers and all but two pupils present.

School was coniened at 8 oclock Friday morning and a short session held; and about 9:30 the crowd was taken to Pastime park in autos. A big basket dinner was prepared, and everybody went to have a good time. At noon dinner was served, and in the afternoon the ice cream was flee to all all one had to do was to get a spoon and a plate and dip it out. Supper was served, and about 7:30 they returned to town. Several automobile rides were taken in the afternoon, two auto loads going to Clinton.

Prof. Cade remarked that many 'hings were done out there which would not be done anywnere else except at a picnic. Well, he ought to know, for he was right there with he bunch. Believing that an accurate ac-ount of the incidents should be giv-m as an example for others not to cllow, the high school board of censorship has allowed the'follow-ng to pass: Fern Warrick just got her dress iwfully dirty from those old ice ream cans. Ahem' The swing proved to be very pop-'lar, especially since one must hold both ropes in order not to fall lut.

Freddy just loved to sw'ing with em, but Ralph Buchanan was aw-ully mad because he couldn't. Miss Haven became sentimental as she and Lorrain sat in the swing, and she 'ooked up and saw a sign, God Vedding Rings at Schmiths And hev got their pictures snapped, too. Brian seemed to have a good time especially from 6 oclock till 7:30, when he sat upon a bench with a "reshman girl; perhaps it was. be-ause of the shade trees but you 'ouldn't see daylight between them. Oh, that trip to Clinton! There were six in the back seat of each car, md five were girls.

You two lucky boss Grace had to go clear out home (only seven miles) to change her dress to go 'boat riding. However, she had no trouble in getting convey-nce nor did John have any trouble getting a nice-sized load to go vlong And when they did go boat iding, some one thought they got lea sick, for they got out two miles the creek to hunt snakes. And hey found them, too. Ura wasted a lot of good film on hat bunch W'hile they were eating. They just couldn't keep still long nough to be snapped.

John Kenney just cant help be-ng so bashful. Dont tease him about 5 1, boys. 'For an Impaired Appetite To imnrove the appetite and strengthen the digestion try a few doses of Chamberlain's Tablets. Mr. I.

Seitz, of Detroit. says, Thev restored my ampetite when impaired, relieved me of a bloated feeling and caused a pleasant and satisfactory movement of the bowels. For sale by all dealers. A most pleasant hour may be sp taking in the movies on Tuest Thursday and Saturday evenings The Gem. Two shows each ever at 7:15 and 8:15.


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