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Some Women Are So Far Behind in Their Schedule of Events that when They Say Sunday They Mean Tuesday THE JOURNAL IS ABSOLUTELY INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS, RELIGION AND BUSINESS. A PAPER FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK AND ACT ACCORDINGLY. NOW IS THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE NEWSPAPER NEWSPAPER CLINTON'S BIGGEST The Clinton Morning Inurnal CLINTON'S BEST EIGHTEENTH YEAR CLINTON, ILLINOIS, SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1925 No. 24 SHEPHERD DEFENSE CHARGES GIANT PLOT WAYNESVILLE'S PIONEER BANKER DIED SATURDAY William W. Dunham, for many years a merchant and banker of Waynesville, died at his home in Waynesville at 1:30 o'clock Saturday morning after having suffered with diabetes for the past five years.

William Williams Dunham was the son of Jeremiah Perry and Eliza (Cantrell) Dunham. He was born in Logan county, three miles west of Waynesville, November 21, 1844, and was 80 years, 4 months and 7 days old at his death. Mr. Dunham received his early education in the schools at Waynesville and later entered the Bryant Stratton Business college, Chicago, where he finished the complete business course. Following his graduation from, the business college he became associated with the firm of Marshall Field' Co.

of Chicago, where he was employed for a number of years. Later he returned to Waynesville and became associated with his father, in conducting a general store at that place. During the Civil war he was drum major of the 145th Illinois Vounteer Infantry, being mustered out of service September 23, 1864. He was united in marriage with Roxanna Carolina Cushman on March 7, 1867. To this union were born two daughters, Ivanilla N.

and Lola Neora. His wife Roxanna Cushman Dunham, died in 1875. On June 13, 1878, he married Mary Jane Piercy at Burt, She died at the family home in Waynesville, November 12, 1913. In 1891 Mr. Dunham was one of the organizers of the Waynesville State bank and served as president of that institution for many years.

He severed his active connection with the bank shortly after he closed his store some ten years ago, but continued doing private banking business until the time of his death. Lola Dunham Eastman, his daughter, died in Tacoma, May 17, 1909. He is survived by Ivanilla N. (Mrs. Fred Ball) his daughter; Frederic Dunham.

Ball, his grandson, and Frederic Dunham 'Ball, his great grandson. The family of which William WilLiams Dunham is the last to bear the name, came to Dewitt county, in 1831. William W. Dunham, and his wife, Mary Greenman Dunham, moved from Ohio to Waynesville township and settled on a farm. Shortly after moving to Waynesville township, William Willame Dunham, became associated with a man by the name of Greenman, and opened a store in a hewn log building near what is now the town of Waynesville.

Upon the death of William Williams Dunham, Jeremiah Perry Dunham, his son, built a new frame store in Waynesville. Following the complet.on. of his business college course and his association with Marshall Field William Williams Dunham, became associated with his. father, J. P.

Dunham, and his uncle, Thomas E. Dunham, in the mercantile business. For many years the business was conducted by father and son and enjoyed a wide patronage. The original store and the only one in Dewitt county for many years, and with a similar store in Bloomington, enjoyed the distinction of being the only store or trading post in central William W. Dunham, continued to operate the business after his father, J.

P. Dunham retired, and built a brick store, the first brick building in Waynesville. This store was operated until about ten years ago when Mr. Dunham retired from active business. Mr.

Dunham was a member of the Masonic lodge, Sampson Post, No. 258, G. A. Prairie State lodge, No. 104, 1.

0. the Waynesville Presbyterian church; society of the Cincinnati in Rhode Island. Funeral services will be conducted from the late home in Waynesville, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in Waynesville cemetery. Ben McKinney, who has been working in Decatur for some time has returned to Clinton and will take a job with Fred Obermeyer, local drayman.

Spirit of Girl Murderer Low; Quiz Jurymen (By International News Service) San Francisco, March 28- "How long can she last?" This query was on the lips of all observers as the trial of Dorothy Ellignson, 16-year-old matricide, entered upon its fifth day today. There were no answers to the question as a new panel of jurymen was called into Judge Louderbach's court today to complete selection of a jury. Attorneys on both sides were frankly puzzled and apprehensive. Switching from his oft repeated questioning. as to whether jurors would permit natural sympathy and pity for a girl of her age to affect their verdict, the defense attorney demanded to know if prospective jurors would be influenced by "harrowing scenes which might be enacted before their very eyes in this courtreegn within' the next few Morbidly curious flocked to the courtroom drawn by accounts of the girl defendant's fainting and to sense this added scrutiny, the girl crouched low in her chair, hid her haggard face a little more completely under her flower rimmed hat and resumed her ceaseless tugging at the leather handbag she carries in her hands.

The resumption of the questioning of jurors was carried on over the protests of the defense. With each fresh talesman called, they voiced the objection that the jury had once been chosen. Catching the state unawares late yesterday, the defense accepted the jury. But before it could be sworn, two jurors in response to questions by Judge Louderbach had raised questions of their qualication, the state was permitted to resume its challenging. Some legal observers expressed belief that basis had been laid in the incident to demand a new trial should a verdict adverse to the girl be returned.

Two women and nine men were in the box as court sessions were resumed today. The defense has exhausted its peremptory challenges while the state has four remaining. One or possibly two alternate jurors will be chosen and final selection of the jury may not be completed until noon. Comments on a Community Mausoleum For Woodlawn Cemetery In the first place I could not recommend 8 proposal from any group of men who would furnish their. own plans, name their own price, and employ their own superintendent of construction, and I do not believe that the average business man would even give it any serious thought.

To me, too much one-sidea. However, I believe in a private mausoleum built out of a high grade granite and from approved plans and specifications. Even though a community mausoleum was built out of granite with the thickness of the walls made in conformity to repregent an everlasting structure, I would hesitate to recommend a community mausoleum, as I do not believe that the people would remain satisfied HUGH CLARK. In the first place we can see no reason why the promoters of such a building should create an endowment fund for future repairs, if building a mausoleum and it is built of the best granite obta nable it never needs repairs. Another reagon is that most people desire a more private plot to bury their loved ones.

F. A. BLOYER CO. Monticello, Illinois. I never did believe in a community mausoleum.

I believe in privacy for my burial cemetery lot. And again, I would not use Oolitic Limestone, as it. is condemned in many of the best cemeteries in the middle west. I would not entertain the proposition from a business point of view, as I do not make a practice of Investing my money and leaving it entirely to strangers. B.

C. SPRAGUE. I own crypts in the mausoleum at but community grouped together. tend using them. B.

F. CAPLINGER. Undertaker at Maroa, Illinois. Horses for Sale I have several good farm horses for sale. WIll sell for cash or note.

One mile west of Clinton. O. H. CHAMBERLAIN. Counting Their Chicks THAT WILL HOW DOES THAT BE PERFECTLY I SELECTION LOOK GRAND To YOU, MA 3 VACATION.

HOLD FANATICS WHO 'PURIFIED' MAN WITH FIRE (Copyright, W. N. (By International News Service) Oroville, March 28-With Mrs. Edward Rhodes, "roaring lion of the house of Judah," and her husband, Edward, arrested on charges of assault with "an instrument capable of doing great bodily harm," resi-' dents of Butte county today demanded of District Attorney William Rothe an immediate investigatio nof activities of the "assembly of God" church known as the "branding cult." Mrs. Rhodes and her husband, held in jail while friends attempted to raise $5,000 bail, are accused of using a red hot poker to brand Herman Schalow, Mrs.

Rhodes' brother, during a strange midnight religious ceremony. Schalow died last Thursday in an Oroville hospital, following "sacramental alleged to have taken place at the Rhodes residence near Gridley, Calif. Rothe indicated today he would probably. order Schalow's body exhumed to determine the exact cause of his death. Physicians, who examined Schalow immediately after he died declared his death was due to natural causes.

Nurses and attendants in the hospital, however, said the man was covered with burns, a "cross of God" appearing on his forehead, back and the soles of his feet. The "cross" Mrs. Rhodes said was applied by her in a "purification by fire" ceremony. Former Chaplain Indicted for Bribes (By International News Service) Atlanta, March 28-Rev. Father Thomas P.

Hayden, formerly Catholic chaplain at the U. S. penitentiary here, and J. Fletcher, formerly assistant warden, were indicted by a federal grand jury here today on charges of conspiracy to accept bribes. Fletcher recently was 'acquitted on a similar charge, having been accused of taking a bribe from Willie Haar, a Savannah bootlegger.

The new indictment charged Fletcher with taking a bribe from George Remus, Cincinnati bootlegger king. Heavy Hens, Fine Eggs Wanted. Poultry Raisers: This week is the best week to sell poultry and clean eggs. We will pay, extra priee for the above as we need them for the Jewish Easter. Br.ng direct to our Clinton plant and we will convince you that you will do better than if you sell elsewhere.

JACOB TICK. SAY PROSECUTOR OFFERED BRIDES Visitors Start Spring Invasion Of White House By GEORGE E. DURNO (Interuntional News Correspondent) Washington, March 28-The annual spring invasion of the omnipresent sightseer descended full on the white house today. Just when President Coolidge was prepared 10 lean back in his chair and happy fn the thought that congress had gone home, thus clearing his angagement list of 535 potential callers, along came the influx of Easter tourists, each eager to shake his hand. Easter holidays in schools and colleges have swelled the crowds that are daily besieging the White house, and the blooming of: the famous cherry blossoms around the Tidal basin have drawn many artists and amateur photographers.

From now until June graduations, school classes will swarm into the capital in ever increasing numbers. Following the custom re-established by the late President Harding, Mr. Coolidge invariably shakes hands with those who come to his door. All this week the lines of visitors have extended further and further in the White house grounds. Unusually heavy week-end crowds have been responsible for the president's decision to leave Washington tonight on the yacht Mayflower for all over-Sunday cruise down the Potomac.

President and Mrs. Coolidge, according to present plans, will leave Washington in June. Mr. Coolidge has an engagement to speak at, the Bunker Hill celebration in Boston, June 16. From there he expects to to the summer home of Frank W.

Stearns at Swampscott, for several weeks. Farm Loans On' choice farms. Will loan $100 per acre, 5 per cent for a term of 5 or 10 years, with option of paying $100 or multipals on interest dates. No long delays or red tape. Phone 418.

C. F. Bryant. Ted Turner of Lincoln, was a Clinton business visitor Saturday. (By International News Services Chicago.

March 28--A new battle 10 obtain the release of William D. Shepherd on bail will be started next Tuesday morning before Chief Justice Hopkins of the criminal court. First steps in the fight were taken today by William Scott Stewart. representing the man who is charged with murdering his millionaire forter son. William Nelson McClintock, by administration of typho'd germs, with a formal plea for a rehearing of the petition for bail.

He presented a statement to show that the confession of 'Dr." C. Falman, Which involved Shepherd. was false and also presented an affidavit signed by Shepherd himself in which the accused man denies knowEng any of the men who have charged him with the million dollar murder plot. The court declared he could not hear the matter today and set it for Tuesday morning. A new figure in the person of Carl Clark, came to the fore in the TeA opening of the bail fight.

Clark is a former salesman for Faiman's National University of Applied Sciences and it is on statements by Clark that Stewart based hig plea for reconsideration of the ba'l matter. Clark is said to have asserted that the entire story was a concoction of Faiman, J. P. Marchand, another salesman for Faiman, and himself. Stewart also said that Clark had told him he and Faiman and Marchand had been forced to cOlt coct the story of the murder plot by pressure brought by Assistant State's Attorney John Sbarbaro who had learned of the illegal death of woman at Faiman's school.

Clark was quoted as saying that Sharbaro had promised that he would not prosecute them tor the murder and that he would permit Faiman's school to gO on if they would tell a damaging story against Shepherd. The state at the same time had charges of its own. They were holdng Clark and his wife in custody in loop hotel on 1. charge that he told them he had been offered $5,000 to leave town. "Clark and his wife are being held merely for their OWn protection.

(Continued on Page Seven) Burch Sends Thanks To People of Clinton Fred S. Russell of this city, who was in Murphysboro last Sunday and who was in communication with H. H. Burch, secretary of the Murphysboro Chamber of Commetce, formerly of this city, Saturday received the following letter, which carries appreciation to the people of Clinton for their loyal response to the stricken of that city as the result of the recent storm: "Mr. Fred Russell, Clinton, Ill.

"Dear Fred: Yours of the 25th received. The matter of which I spoke to you has been thoroughly adjusted. The whole things turned over to the Red Cross, and they are do ng the work better than a local committee could hope to do it. All funds should be sent to the Red Cross. "Thank the people of Clinton for me and for Murphysboro for their wonderful help.

"Very truly, H. Fire Menaces Lincoln Colony (By International News Service) Lincoln, March 28-One hundred twelve patient were led to safety here today when fire broke out beneath the flobr of the State School and Colony for Feeble Minded. There was no panic. The flames of unknown origin, were subdued after damage of $1,000. SPECIAL FREE OFFER TO THE LADIES50c tube of Mag-Lae Tooth Paste.

TO THE GENTLEMEN50c tube of Colonial Club Shaving Cream. With every 50c purchase of GARDEN COURT TOILET ARTICLES Such As 2 cans Garden Court Talcum. Benzoin and Almond Cream. Double Combination Cream. Garden Court Face Powder.

Malls TRUE STORE NORTHEAST COR SQUARE 'SUPER BANDIT' FACED BY STAR STATE WITNESS (By International News Service) Hartford, March 27-Gerald Chapman, notorious super bandit, is expected to undergo a test of his vaunted composure when he faces Walter E. Shean, star state witness, at his trial for the alleged murder of Policeman James Skelley of New Britain, Conn. Shean, confessed, safe cracker of: New Britain department store was scheduled to take the stand today for the state, primed for the ordeal of confronting Chapman as his accom-1 plice, according to State's Attorney Hugh M. Alcorn. Judge Frederick J.

Groehl, Chapman's senior counsel, was prepared to launch a savage attack on Shean's testimony, on the ground he was attempting to "protect his own neck" by implicating Chapman. Other state witnesses expected to be called were Police Chief William Hart of New Britain and four other officers who answered the call to the robbery alarm at the Davidson and Leventhal department store on October 12, last. Rumors still persisted today that "Dutch" Anderson, who escaped from the federal penitentiary at At-1 lanta some months after Chapman, was in the vicinity for the purpose of effecting the escape of Chapman, if possible. Chapman, however, is heav. ily guarded.

Rebekah Notice Flora Sheets, past president of the Rebekah State Assembly, will hold a school of instruction and drill the staff of the Weldon Springs Rebekah lodge, March 30 and 31, Monday at 1:90 and Tuesday at 9 a. m. and 1:30. Sample luncheon in the hall Tuesday noon. All members are urged to attend.

MRS. LILLIAN CRUM, Noble Grand. Used Cars for Sale 1924-Ford coupe. 1923-Ford coupe. 1923-Ford touring.

1922-Ford runabout. 1920-Ford runabout. These cars are all starter type and have been put in first -class shape. ELECTRIC AND BATTERY SERVICE co. 214-216 North Center Street.

Miss Lydia McClurg, 924 West North street, has returned home from Chestnut, where she visited her sister, Mrs. John Suedmeler. Some good used pianos at Mee's Music store. Clintonia Theater MONDAY AND TUESDAY SHOWS AT 2:30, 7:30, 9:00. ADMISSION '15c-30c RICHARD DIX CLAIRE -NEILL HAMILTON ROBT.

EDESON-FLORA FINCH IN 'Men and Women' A William de Mille Production A story of a decent young married couple trying to get rich and happy amid the temptations, jazz a hardships of New York life. A strong drama that everyone; will understand and relish. AL ST: JOHN FIRST CAR' FREE TICKETS Mrs. E. D.

Wood. Mrs. Sam Patterson Wednesday. Thursday: "AF I MARRY AGAIN" with Doris Kenyon, Lloyd Hughes, Hobart Bosworth, Anna Q. Nilsson, Frank Mayo and a host of other stars.

THE STROKE OF THREE' with Kenneth Harlan, Madge Bellamy and Mary Carr. EXCITEMENT SUSPENSE HUMOR.

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