Republican-Northwestern from Belvidere, Illinois on March 7, 1924 · Page 1
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Belvidere, Illinois
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Friday, March 7, 1924
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REFITS hlGAN NORT SWESTERN KEUiiLiCAN.MOKTlIVVbii-lLN, ULV1DERE, ILL. FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1924. EIGHT PAGES . Hon. D. A. Fuller DIED Little Capron Chap Breaks Bone In Foot DISCOVER FIRE GILO. ICS. MMMh BHUINS OF GREY mm AT Nfflt Were Married Here Feb. 23 Glenn Bloomingdaleand Mae Pe terson were united in marriage in I this city on Saturday, February ?3, ; the Rev. S. H. Wirschlng officiating. I The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Peterson of Belvidere and late of Sycamore and Mr. Bloom ing dale, tha son of Mr. and Mrs. Jo seph Bloorarhgdale of this city. They will make their home on a farm, south of Belvidere. Fire on Friday at 10:00. o clock did considerable damage to the roof of the Red Brick school- house, a one-story building, about a mile out North State street at the turn in the Rockford road. The origin of the fire has not been precisely determined, but it is presumed it orig inated from the chimney. Belvidere Telephone central was notified from the Tobyne residence nearby and the operator called up BUCKET BRIGADE SIS BRICK SCHOOL FROM FIRE Former member of the legislature who H1 aiiiljlniv i.. This cut of Mr. Fuller was mat'e changing and well preserved that it was Known to his friends of yesterday. This cut appeared originally In residents in the neighborhood, . whollDK tne worthy lecturer took charge . D. A. FULLER v t Well Known Citizen and Urother ef Congressman Puller Taken HI When on His Way Home From His Downtown pffice and Died an Hpur Later Served Tls District lit. Both the Upper and the Lower House of the State Legislature, . Hon. Dufay A. Puller, state parole officer for this district, former 'mem ber of the legislature, and one of the best known men In Boone county, tiled suddenly on Monday evenuig at bis home on South State Street, of angina pectoris, a heart seizure. Taken with the illness at about 6 o'clock as he left his office for home, a physician was called after his arrival there, but in spite of the re-lief remlere'l a second seizure re-suited in his death an hour later. He stated that he had suffered a seizure of pain during Sunday night, but it pasK away and a doctor was not called at that time. He had been in poor health for a considerable period. Funeral services were held on Thursday, at the home, 800 South State street, at 2:00 o'clock p. ni. Rev. H. W. Reed was in charge, assisted by Jtev. J. L. Marks. The death of Mr. Fuller ends a long and active career in Boone! county, during which he has been honored in many ways by his fellow citizens, who have elected him to; mmy places of trust and responsibility and in other ways gave testimony of their esteem and confidence. Although he had passed the biblical three wore and ten years, he retained his activity and business acumen, and up to the very day of his death was engaged in the conduct of the extensive Insurance business which he had established and built up. He was also parole officer for the state of Illinois for this district, and was the chief director of the campaign of Governor Small in this county. His friendship with Governor Small was a personal one, established more than a score of years ago when he and the present governor sat side by side in the Illinois state senate, Mr. Fuller from the Boone county district and Mr. Small from the Kankakee district. The governor recognized This friendship by making him a state parole officer and Mr. Fuller remembered It by giving to the govenor his sincere support in both his campaigns. A brother of Congressman Charles E. Fuller of the Twelfth Illinois district, they lived as boys on a farm in the town of Flora, and grew to manhood there, where both were born. D. A. Fuller was born February 21. 1852. In 1876 he was married to Jennie Robinson of Cherry Valley. They made their home on the farm until about thirty years ago, when they carae to Belvidere. She died in 1895, and an infant son also passed away then. In 1901 h was married to Miss Blanche Merrill of Belvidere, who survives, with their three daughters, Louise, Marian and May. Miss Louise is at present a student at Whitewater Normal school at Whitewater, Wis. There also survive his brother, Congressman Fuller, a brother George H. of Hampton, Iowa, and a sister, Mrs. Frank Stockwell, of Belvidere. One brother, James A. (Bert) -passed away twenty four years ago. Mr. Fuller was a man of excellent; business ability, integrity, and was honored repeatedly by his commun-i ity in being chosen to offices of ,-honor and trust. He was for three terms In the Illinois legislature rep-j resenting this district, two terms in the house of representatives and one( in the senate. He has held many minor offices, such as justice of the peace, member of the school board,; member of the Y. M. C. A. board, trustee of the South Baptist church, of which he was long a member, and master of his lodge of Masons, that at Cherry Valley, where he had retained his affiliations, later Jolnfng the Eastern Star In Belvidere. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows here. A man of keen business judgment, successful in establishing an extensive real estate and insurance business, companionable and friendly, he will be missed by a wide circle of friends who are much shocked In learning of his sudden death. WADDELLS AT CHARLESTON.. -The-WadaeU-riayera-arrive FORMER MEMBER OF LEGISLATURE EXPIRES FROM HEART SEIZURE AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS D. the ing C. a and al' ed ed E. Capron, March 3. Little Blllie JHulligan suffered , an injury to his foof several days ago and it later developed that a bone- was broken, so the little fellow is getting about with crutches for the present. , Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Shepard have returned to Rockford after several days in the home of Mrs. Shepard's parents. Clifford Hopperstad returned to Chicago Sunday after being ill for many days at the home of, his par ents. Mr. and Mrs. Swanson and family have moved from Blaine and are making their home in this village. The last number of the lyceum course will be given Wednesday eve ning, March 5, by the Randall Duo This la a musical novelty number and comes very highly spoken of. Mrs. Agnes Ward has moved from her farm, which she was compelled to return to last faTf. and Is again located in her homejhere. F. D. Corn well of Beloit was caller here Sunday. Carl Granquist of Rockford pass ed Sunday with relatives here. O. M. Johnson and Raymond Seav er were Chicago -visitors on Sajur day. - lory Swanson was a Rockford passenger Saturday. TEBELL TO PLAY s TWO OF MEN WHO PERFORMED WITH MILWATKEST BADGERS WILL BE FOUND IN LINE-UP OF ItELVIDERE TEAM WHEN THEY MEET THE FAMOUS K. C. FIVE OP FORT WAYNE. Laurie" Walquist, the famous 111! riois University star, and Gus Tebell, a star of Wisconsin university, have been recruited for the Union club clash with the Fort Wayne K. of C, battlers at th Inglaterra, on Monday night, ., Walquist playing- a forward position and Tebell at guard. t Luhman expects to start Schult ana waiqiist at rforward, Halladay at center and Tebell and Bryan at guard. Walquist is a Rockford bpy and popular there. He played a whale of a game lor the Milwaukee Badgers against the Union club when they met at Rockford last week, and is called one of the best forwards playing the game today. Tebell ranks with the best guards in the country, and probably has few equals. The Fort Wayne team is classed as the second best basket ball team in the world by the experts, the New York Celtics being the one team that is ranked higher. The K. C. five Is well known in this locality by repu tation, having played the Beloit Fairies several times, but they have never been seen in action here. Bunco Party Enjoyed By Forty Capronites Capron, March 4. About forty enjoyed a bunco party Thursday night at the O. J. Tenold home when a very merry evening was passed. First honors were won by Miss Vera Larson and the consolation by Mrs. Andrew Benson. Lunch was served. Hal Caudry was home from Chicago for the week-end.. Misses Naomi Johnson, Myrtle Rislow and Ida Ward were Rockford visitors Saturday. Dr. Minshall was here from Rockford on Sunday. Mp. and Mrs. Andrew Suttic were in Rockford Monday. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Olson and daughter of Harvard visited with relatives here Sunday. Martin Miehaelson was a Belvidere passenger Monday. Dr. West of Belvidere was a caller iff town Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Georgeson have moved from the apartment at the rear of the telephone office, to the Dr. Chas. Srhwoinler residence. Mrs. John Marske underwent an operation at the Janesville hospital the last of (ho week and is reported as doing as well as could be expected. SCARLET FEVER UNCHECKED Springfield, 111., March 4 Prevalence of scarlet fever in Illinois continued unabated last week, according to the weekly report of the department of health. The detailed report shows: Diphtheria, 178 cases; scarlet fever, 341; smallpox, 9; typhoid fever, ..21; pneumonia, 460; influenza, 46; whooping cough, 144; tuberculosis, 319; measles, 566. TO RESIDE IN ROCKFORD J)r. W. H. C. Curtis and family removed to Rockford Wednesday tor residence, but Dr. Curtis will retain biH oflicTTinTTnicTlcTr afternoons and evenlnes. The resi- AmPB hnnea U in order that their 8(jn Charles, may more advantag- eoualy pursue his musical studies, WALQUIST AND 1 UNION . LIGHT SYSTEim PASSES ORDINANCE: UNDER SUSPENSION OP RULES AND IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS SECTION WILL '- BE CARRIED OUT WITH FUNDS' OBTAINED BY SPECIAL. ASSESSMENT 88 POSTS TO BE ERECTED OTHER BUSINESS BEFORE - CITY SOLONS. The ordinance providing for boulevard lights on State street front First to Madison streets. Logan avenue front State to Whitney and Pleasant from Pearl to Whitney was read and passed under suspension of the rules'vat th meeting of the City council on Monday evening.. This improvement will be made under the special Assessment plan, a public hearing having already been held by the board of local Improve ments, at which no objections by property owners was made, and with the passage of the ordinance the prb-oosltlon goes to the county court tor final action. ' . " ' ' - The ordinance gives the estimated total cost of the Improvement includ ing court and other necessary expenses, at 19,000. Eighty octa gonal posts win be provided, with four larger ones at the State street bridge, '-.with $ ornamental brackets and globes furnished. . Wheel Tax for Street Oiling. ' , Mayor Perkins desired to know, what the sentiment of the council' would be with reference to using, the ' wheel tax for the purpose of paying , for oiling the improved streets'. H4 (believed it would apply as a part of. street repairs and upkeep. This ap- peared to meet the approval of the rttinrfl anA a' tnaitar urn loff wttH v the understanding that such application of the receipts would be made, the mayor stating that ito formal action by the council would be hece- ample to take care of those streets. To Run Tipe to Factory.' The mayor stated that the new factory abqut to locate on the-Nor. dycke, pxcpei'tx oa..East Linwln avenue just east Df the rallroa, - track would need( Water service to supply the sprinkler system to' be put In, and that a six-inch pipe would be re- . quired. ' j For, general purposes a. two-inch pipe would be used. If run under the tracks from 150 to 200 . feet of piping would 'be-needed, it, was voted that the pipe extension be made. ' '. -: ;vH; w'-yul .wi:AW'i.' To Protect Pedestrians. ; , . , Aid. Teeple called attention, to the dangerous situation at the entrance the Second National bank and cited instances where pedestrians on Stats had been nearly sun down by motor-ists leaving the alley, He thought top signs should be provided, 1 On . . motion of Aid. Whitman, secona Dy - Aid. Butler, the matter. was referred to the street and alley committee." Supt. Burke of the Illinois North-, cm Utilities company appeared be fore the council and requested per-" mission for the company to take care of the filling ot the ditches dug for . laying gas pipes, instead of the work , being done by the city. After con- j sultation it was voted that such per-; mission be given, with the under- $ standing taht such work be done under direction M the -superintendent of streets andThat the work revert to , the city Bhould it not be satisfactory, i Bills Are Allowed. ' ' The bills allowed amounted to f 2, 896.61. The street lighting bill included was $897.88, for the month, of February. If was voted to-bor--, row of one of the local banks $3,000 , to pay the bills. " v, The mayor suggested that the alderman note where extra lights would be needed in the few long blocks, In order that they might be included In the general appropriation ordinance. Applications Granted. The following applications read by the clerk were granted. 1 E. B. Glaas to put In a copper and plate glass front on the first story of the building at 429 South State street. .'..,. Transfer of George H. Ray's plumbing license to the Belvidere Plumbing. company. , t Albert T. Larson, for. an electric-'" ian's license to the 1st of Ma, Mrs. Wirsching Heads Women's Gospel Team The Women's Gospel team : held their meeting Sunday afternoon at the South Ba'ptist church with a good attendance. Mrs. McDowell and Mrs. F. W. Tucker-had charge. 'After the testimony and ' scripture quotations. Mrs. Sellard sang a solo, also Mist Johnson. ..... ,,. i:ly. .ii..' Mrs. Tucker then gave an Impressive and instructive talk. - , . When, the gospel team was organized, the following officers were chosen? President Mrs. S.-'H. ' Wlrsch- iBf; vice-president, Mrs. A; ' Mc-' Bianche' bc Wolf; treasurer, Mrs. Earl Wenzel; puoycuy,, Mrs. waniei Meyers; organist," Mrs. Fred Keeler; chorister. Mrs,, Earl Wenzel, FIRE WHICH THREATENED TO ' WIPE OUT BUSINESS SECTION OF MARENGO NOW BELIEVED "CERTAIN TO HAVE" " "BEEN WORK OP FIREBUGS BOMBS FOUND IN ASHES BY ' DETUTY FIRE MARSHAL GEORGE KIR- ANE ROCKFORD POLICE EX DEAVORING TO TRACE ORIGIN . OP BOMBS (Special to Daily Republican) Marengo, March 5 Discovery of two time fire bombs In the ruins of the Brey bakery by Deputy Fire Marshal George Klrane of .Belvidere is believed to have established beyond all doubt that the blaze that destroy ed the bakery and threatened the en tire business district of the city was of incendiary origin. The bombs are now In the posses sion of the. deputy fire marshal, who hat enlisted the aid of the Rockford police in tracing where they came from and if possible to run to earth those believed to have been responsible for the Are. It was at first believed that The explosion of a gas heated oven in the bakery caused the fire, but not satisfied with this theory, Deputy Klrane has had the fire under investigation of late and was rewarded in his search for evidence in the finding of the fire bombs. So far as is known, W. C. Brey, owner of the bakery, has no enemies. Work of rebuilding the bakery has already got under way. NEGOTIATIONS SAID TO BE UN DER WAY FOR BOWMAN MILK COMPANY TO BUY BORDEN FACTORY IN THIS CITY SUPT. HILTON HEARS REPORT WHICH IS UNVERIFIED MILK PRODUCERS WILL MEET ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT C. OFC. , (From Tuesday's Daily.) Reports were abroad here today that Bowman Milk company is negotiating for the purchase of the Bor den Condensed Milk plant here which has been on the market for the past several days. Superintendent Hilton of the Bor den plant said he has heard the reports but as yet has received no word of confirmation from the Chi cago office of the Borden company. "It would be an excellent deal for the Bowman company to take over the plant," said Mr. Hilton to the Dally Republican today, "for In that event it would become a bottling plant. The arrangement would be an ideal one for the milk producers and for ihe city of Belvidere." President James Gough of the Milk'Producers' local said that he had llot heard of . the report when u was brought to his attention but said it would be a good thlng for the proaucers it true. . m A meeting of the producers has been called for Thursday afternoon at the Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of discussing plans for the disposition of milk in the event the Borden plant is closed on April 1, which it is planned to do in the event it has not been spld by that time. GET 74 LICENSES; Chief of Police Albert Johnson was notified today by Secretary of State Euimerson that operatives from his office will soon be in Belvidere to assist the police in a campaign to conipil all motorists to equip their cars with 1924 license plates. It is presumed that the officers now aiding Rockford police in a similar drive in that city will come directly here as soon as they finish there. Chief Johnson states that there are more cars than usual now plying the streets of the city with old license plates. CONGRESSMAN FILLER HERETROSrW.lsnlNGTO' Congressman Charles E. Fuller ar- rived on Wednesday from Washing- ton, called by the death of hi b'rq- ther, Hon. Dufay A. Fuller, 1 BOWMAN'S MOTORISTS MOST OFFICERS COMING 28 years mm! hut h haa W is still a good Ukene of him as he tne ueivldere Daily Republican. Marengo, March 4 Petitions are being circulated bv me Dusiness men to ask the city 1 council to provide at once a new city well, capable of supplying a suffi- dent amount of water to take care of an emerbency and a Are trunk with booster pump that can give ex-1 tra pressure in time of need me recent disastrous fire has caused Marengo people to realize the inadequate equipment the city has. ai tne time ot the fire, had not Borden's plant turned their water supply into the city mains, the fire- men would have, been helpless in ngntingnhe arenas the city water Pressure was toojlow to be of any it is hope the city council will act on this matter at once, that Marengo, may be prepared, Twenty-five Hit Trail Twenty-flve men, women and chll- dren went forward Sunday at the nrst invitation given by.Rer. Felix Powell during the series of revival meetings being held at the Method- l8t church. me meetings are proving a suc- cess, much Interest belng shown. On Sunday the three services were well attended and the meetings helpful and inspirational. The meetings will continue through this week, closing next Tuesday evening. A collection taken Sunday evening to defray the expenses of the series of meetings resulted in the desired amount being raised. OFFICERS WRECK LOOSE OF S A veritable Niaagra of beer the beer that made "Dutch" Crowley not only famous, but an investor in gold doorknobs as wellwas to be precipitated today into the sewers at Elgin. Thousands of barrels valued at 1200,000 were to be emptied into the sewers or the Fox river by squads of deputies led by U. S. Marshal "Bob" Levy of Chicago. The action was to be coincident to the wrecking of all brewing machinery in Crowley's plant, the Elsin Ice & Beverage company. The wrecking of the brewery will be the first in the United States in which such action is the result of court order because of persistent violations of the dry law. it The steamer, "City of Rockford." moored In Rock river at the foot of St. Clair street, Rockford, was destroyed by fire which is believed to have been of Incendiary origin, Monday night. The boat was a mass of flames whefl the fire was discovered. Loss is placed at MO.OOOl The steamer was built in 1900 and had been operated since 1918 by the Ex- cursion AtnuseraenTcompany. The boat is tne oniy large excursion boat that had ever operated on Rock riv-, jer and many Belvldereans had nJoj- ed rides on It, MARENGO ASKl fill FIRE TRUCK HOAR ELI CITY OF ROCKFORD STEAMER DESTROYED ul",UH iiusimicu, puousneu oy Former Presidents Honored By Grange West County Line, March 3 , County Line grange held a very in teresting and pleasant meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Carlson on the Grant highway, east of Belvidere. After a short business meet- of the following program: Sons, "America the Beautiful," by grange; essay, "Washington," Fern Wljite; 1 roll call. Quotation from Washlntcon or Lincoln; discussion, "What are; 80me of the remedies for our govern mental ills? ' cherry tree contest Tne surprise number was two humor- ous readings by Miss Carlson. Re rreshments were served, after which music by Milton Cartson.and Fern j White was enjoyed. The grange will' meet next time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Van Epps. Mothers' and Daughters' club and their families will meet on Wednes-. day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. : B. Hammond in Belvidere. This will I be an all-day meeting. A picnic din-1 ner will be served at noon. A com-1 forter will be (,-iven away and anoth-j er comforter will be sold at auction, Mrs. Phoebe Kaufman will have j charge of the program, Mr. and Mrs. George Demunn end! family have raov;;j from r'u1 Kaston farm to the Vandewalker house near Belvidere. Mildred Leinbach is home for a week's vacation from DeKalb. Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Davis of Gull- ford were Sunday visitors at the F. M. Davis home. Mr. and Mrs: Lewis Krueger enter tained relatives from Rockford Sunday. The rcof of the Red Brick school house, which was damaged by fire naay, na3 oi-en repaireu. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Moss, who have been living with their son, R. E Moss, for some time, have taken rooms on North State street in , Bel videre Mr. and Mrs,. Murray Gorham of Rockford were week-end visitors at the home of her sister, Mrs. T. G. Davis. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Fenton and son Jun'cr were also guests. Sunday (Special to Daily Republican) Rockford, March 5. Fred Reum, a Guilford farmer arrested with a still, 10 gallons of moon and 250 gallons of mash last night was paroled by Judge Fred E. Carpenter this morning on account of his having 10 children and a sick wife. Judge E. D. Reynolds denied a motion for a new trial for Harold Larson, convicted of a second offense in violating the prohibition law, and sentenced him to from, one to two years in the penitentiary, the first sentence of that character in the local court. TEN CANDLES ON HIS CAKE THIS BIRTHDAY In honor of the tenth birthday anniversary of her husband, Mrs. Dell Daniels entertained a company of 12 guests at dinner at the Daniels "home Sunday evening at 305 Logan avenue. - Mrs. Walter C. Hayes was an out of town guest. Mr. Daniels' next observance will be in 1928, Frl- day, Feb. 29, having been the aniver- sary of his birth. A UAI'.Y GIRL. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. O Lonnoii: welcomed a baby girl Monday night at their home on East. Madison 'street. REYNOLDS GIVES PENITENTIARY TERM TO DRY LAW BRIER I flocked to the blazing structure and formed a bucket brigade, soon hav ing the fire extinguished. A consid erabie space of the roof shingles was destroyed and some of the rafters The school, taught by Miss Verona Hammond, of Belvidere. was in ses- sion, but the room was quickly va- cated bv the Dunils. The scholars late In the forenoon returned to the room and resumed their studies. FILLED FOR PLAIT St. , John's church waB filled to capacity Tuesday wheir the operetta, "Blowing Out the Light," and the two-act comedy play, "A Perplexing Situation" were presented under the auspices of the brotherhood. About $60 was realized which will be 'applied on the purchase of chairs for the church. The entertainment opened witn a piano solo by Helen Frank and a reading by C. Stemwedel. Participating in the operetta were Rev. D. C. Jensen, Emory Bahr, Mrs. C. Jensen and Mrs. Homer Hall. Miss Lavona Miller pleasingly sang. "Love Sends, a Little Gift of Roses; Alberta Bucklin gave a reading lrom uen of Homer Hall and a duet by Helen and Caroline Frank was well received. Participating in the two-act' offer- were: Herman Smith, C. Stem- wedel, Homer Hall, E. Raimann, Ai- bert C. Post and Alfred Schwebke and Mesdames A. C. Post. Homer Hall. C. Stemwedel. A. Schwebke. D. Jensen, F. Libke and C. Behling. The Rev. D. C. Jensen coached the production which was excellent throughout. Between acts there was piano duet by Mrs. J. L. Barrlnger Miss Lilian Fossler and a vocal solo by Mrs. Homer Hall. Poplar Grove Bovine Winner At Chicago Poplar Grove, Feb. 29 J. Shackell went to Madison Saturday to attend the little internation show given by the agricultural school. Arthur Shackell was award second prize on a cow. Arthur is attending the school there this term. - Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Wright return from Chicago Tuesday evening where Mr. Wright was to consult a physician. Among those taking advantage of Dollar Day at Belvidere Wednesday were Mrs. John Woods, Mrs, Oscar Elttsgsoh, Mildred Olson and Gladys Wheeler. John Bullard was in Belvidere on business Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. U. Edgell returned to Eau Claire Tuesday evening. Mrs. Alburn Willett returned to Beloit Wednesday afternoon. Terry McCue is in poor health. Sidney Anderson and Lillie Johnson motored to Rockford Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. James Haley entertained Mr. and Mrs. U. Edgell of Eau Claire at dinner Tuesday evening. Mrs. Abble Emmons and Mrs. W. Hull were west bound passengers Wednesday, lrglpla, Elite. In OaJae. BicL-llaL. Frank Bullard was in Belvidere Wednesday. , A. J. KeUey returned from De Kalb Thursday wherS he has been ,vlslting his daughter, ST. JDHFJ'S CHURGH " Charleston, S. C...last week Monday. Rehearsals were started xnursaay for-rtSlx Cylinder Love," their first offermK to- Charleston. The motor k trip down'waa made without mishap.

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