The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois on June 27, 1914 · Page 8
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Decatur, Illinois
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Page Eight THE DECATUR R E V I E W Saturday Evening, June 27, 1914. f . G. JOHNS LEFT mm ESTATE No Will Yet Found in Private Papers. WILL MEET THE BODY Decatur Lawyers Will Go to St Louis. The body of W. C. Johns will arrive in Decatur from San Francisco at 10 o'clock Monday night, coming by way of Kansas City and St. Louis, according to a telegram received Saturday morn- Ins by his brother, S. W. Johnn. An undertaker from San Francisco will accompany the body. TO MEET BODY. Corwin H. Johns, son of S. W. Johns, will meet the body at Kansas City, and a committee composed of Walter H. Mills, W. K. Whitfield, I. A. Buckingham and J. R. Fitzgerald, from the Macon County Bar association will leave Decatur at 11 o'clock/ Monday morning on Wabash train. No. 9 and meet the body at St. Louis and accompany It back to Decatur. The funeral will be held at 5 o'clock Tuesday evening at the First Presbyterian church. The bar association will attend In a body. The Interment will be In the family lot in Greenwood. 175.000 ESTATE. FIRST BAPTIST Foreign Mission Circle Deck Residence. at Judge Johns leaves an estate estimated «t about $75,000. His personal estate, according to his own schedule turned in to Assessor W. H. Foster, is $33.000. He owned considerable land In Dakota and also in Canada. He had A lot on West Macorr street, and with the. M. F. Kanan estate owned property near Falrview park. He carried considerable life insurance, but the exact amount is not known at this time. WILL NOT FOUND. It Is not yet known if he left a will. The morning he started for San Fran- j Cisco he told his brother, S. W. Johns, j that all his private papers were In his safety-deposit box in the vault at the Mllltkln National bank. S. W. Johns ha» not yet visited the bank to examine these papers, and he said Saturday that he did not know whether or not Judge Johns had left a will. He had never mentioned a will and may not have, made one. TWO TO APPOINT. Two judgeships In central Illinois are to be filled by appointment by Governor Dunne. Judge Robert B. Shirley of Carlinvlllc died early in the week." He was In the seventh circuit and Judge Johns was in the sixth. BAR ASSOCIATION ATTENDS IN BODY i:lk« and Masonic LodKen at the Roby Funeral, The funeral of Attorney Frank C. Roby wa s held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at ,the family residence, 895 West North street. There was a large attendance. Members of the Macon County Bar association were present tn a body. Many of the members of the Elks and Masonic lodges were also m attendance, besides many other friends. The floral tributes were ex- reedingly beautiful. The services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Penhallegon, assisted by Rev. C. B. Jenney, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The music was furnished by a quartet composed of Miss Eleanor-Barnes, Miss Hazel Rlsser, Dr. Harry Kepler and Curtis Busher. HONORARY BEARERS. The honorary pallbearers were all ·nembers of the Bar association. They were Judge W. E. Nelson. Judge O. W. Smith, W. C. Outten. J. S. Baldwin, A. H. Mills, and Jesse L. Deck. The active pallbearers were H. I. Baldwin, Charles R- Murphy, George E. Moeller, J. M. Sellers, John Ralney and John B. Robinson. The interment was In Greenwood. Mr». Fred A. Brown of Chicago and Mrs. Donald Vincent of Fort Dodge, la., sister*, and L. E. Roby of Peorla, l-.rother. were here to attend the funeral. AUTOMOBILES FOR THE OLD FOLKS Kfofrt to Get Ont "Shot Inn" at Pre*- byterlnn Church. Communion will he observed Sunday morning at the First Presbyterian -hurch and the pastor will speak on "The Power and Peril of a Divine Symbol." Efforts will be made to get ail the old and shut-in people of the church out to this service. Automobiles will be furnished to bring them to the church and take them home. Any one wishing conveyance should call up the pastor or any member of the session. Sunday night Dr. Jenney will speak on "The Divine Opportunity." Boys Hike to Farie* Park. Twenty-seven boys of the Junior department of the T. M. C. A., took a bicycle hike to Faries park Friday morning. They started from the Y. M. C, A. at 9:30 and spent the day at the park swimming and boating. They returned to Decatur at 5:30 Friday evening. Many of the boys were badly sunburned as a result of their day's outing. Those who did not go out on bicycles went on the interurban. « KAILRO.VD GOSSIP. Switchman A. Strelght of Chicago, who was Injured In a yard wreck more than a month ago and has since been in St. Luke's hospital In that city, entered the Wabash hospital here Thursday evening for further treatment. His skull was fractured in the wreck and he received many other serious injuries. · Ho Evldenee Affalnftt Steven*. Marshall Stevens, arrested on complaint of Abe Cressler, on a charge of malicious mischief, was turned loose by Justice J. H. McCoy Saturday morn- Ing, Cressler having no proof against Stevens. Stevens Is charged with ruining 1 a white hat belonging to Cressler when the latter left It in his buggy at K recent Warrensburs church social. The Woman's Foreign Mission circle of the First Baptist church met Friday afternoon with Mrs. J. L. Deck with twenty-two in attendance. Scripture reading was given by Mrs. B. B. Jenison, the president. In the absence of the treasurer, Mrs. R. S. Bohon, Miss Sue Dimock opened the thank offering boxes. The collection for three months from sixteen boxes was ?15.48. Two new members, Mesdames Penn and Washburn, were received. Miss Marker, accompanied by Miss Nita Clark, gave two vocal solos, "The Message of Love" and "Leau Me Gently Home." Mrs. F. M. Anderson had charge of the program, In which the subject. "Baptist Educational System," was studied. Interesting Hems on the lives of Adoniram Judson and his wives were given by Mrs. Anderson. Miss Sue Dimock had an excellent paper on "The Karens." Fannie Grossman, who was unable to attend, was well represented ly little Annie Grossman with the subject, "Beginnings In Burma." A post card from the Misses Anderson, who are representing the circle at the northern Baptist convention, showed the birthplace of Judson. During the social hour refreshments were served. Mrs. Dimock and Miss Dimock acting as hostesses. WOMEN MET IN THE BASEMENT Cool Plnce IB Which to DUKCIW Work In China. The meeting of the Woman's Missionary society of tha Second Presbyterian church Friday afternoon was held in the basement, where the rooms were more comfortable than those upstairs. Owing to the heat, the attendance was small. Mrs. D. C Myers led the devotions. Miss Ada. Clark, second vice president, presided In the absence of the president, Mrs. Walter Rugh, who is ill, ?nd the first vice president, Mrs. Daniel File, who is In Shelbyville. Mrs. Shirk was named assistant secretary of literature. Some arrangements were made for making up th'e programs for next year's meetings, to be printed in the new church directory In August. Two chapters of "The New Era in Asia" were review, most of the time being given up to a study of CMna, since the society Is especially interested In that country. Rev. and Mrs. John Lyons representing the church in that field. Bride is Former University Student Adolph Schllck. Jr., and Miss Marguerite Marks of Jackson, Tenn., were married at the home of the bride at Jaokson last Tuesday, June 23. They returned to Decatur the next day and are making their home with the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Schllok, 429 South Webster street. Later they will go to housekeeping. Miss Marks formerly attended the James Millikin university here, but for the past three years she has been teaching at Jackson. Mr. Schlick formerly attended the Decatur high school and is a trap drummer of some note. He is now employed at the Bell Telephone company. PLANS FOR SECOND PRESBYTERIAN PICNIC \\111 Be Held at Falrrtew Park OB July 1. The Second Presbyterian Sunday school will hold its picnic at Falrview park Wednesday, July 1. They -will go out In the afternoon and take the evening: meal together, dividing at three tables. Groups one ana three will eat together, two and four together, and five and six together. Men from these groups have been appointed to arrange the tables. The Sunday school will furnish tablecloths, wooden plates and ice. All families of the congregation are invited, each, to bring a well filled basket. At dinner each woman will open her own basket. This general picnic will be in addition to the department picnics, which the school is holding this year. At 8 o'clock Wednesday evening, stnice will be held at the park. PLAN BAKERY SALE FOR JULY 11 Members of Group 3 of the Second Presbyterian church at their meeting Friday night planned for a bakery sale to be held two weeks from today. There was some discussion of financial problems of the church and plans for the coming year were made. The meet- Ing last night was for both men and women and H was decided to have such meetings as this often hereafter. Twenty-six people were present. Miss Wilna Moffett gave a piano solo ;incl Miss Fay Fisher furnished a read- Ing. Light refreshments were served. Group 4 met Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. F. H. Scott, 521 East Eldorado street. Ten were present. This was the last meeting for the season. The meetings will not be resumed until In September. Light refreshments were served. W. D7KUNKLE BACK FROM ARKANSAS TcUft of Rough Trip to SprinK» In Ford Automobile. W. D. Kunkle, 937 East North street, returned Friday from Eureka Springs, Ark., where he spent the pant five months. His health is much Improved as the result of the trip and the mineral "water he used, "While in Eureka Springs, Mr. Kunkle was one of an automobile party which made the first trip by auto from the city to the Bprings. which are about nine rnUea distant The road Is so rough that the Journey waa never before attempted In an auto. A Ford car was used. $40 TURNED IN BY SOCIAL HELPERS About MO was turned In at tha meet- Ing of the Social Helpers of the Central Church of Christ Friday afternoon. Of this amount (26 waa from the orange ray. The women made arrangements for the banQuet to be served to the mail carriers July 10. Attendance was small on account of the heat. Connie Arrested. Arthur C. Catron and Goldle Brooks were arrested Friday night on charge of disorderly conduct at 146 East Main street. They gave bond in the sum of $25 each for their appearance before Justice Glle at 1 o'clock next Tuesday afternoon. BORN. To Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Eberly, 240 East Jeff«non street. Saturday. Jun. 27, a dauch- tcr. SLEEP AT Porch Cool--Big Day on the Fourth. Five or six men members of the Decatur Country club are taking advantage of the big- sleeping porch at the club during the hot nights. The. cool breezes out there have enabled the sleepers to rest in comfort there evry night thus far. There are about fifteen beds on the porch so that there is plenty of room for any other club members who may wish to start sleeping there. The porch is well screened. July 4 will be a big day at the club. There will b e a golf contest in the morning and afternoon for the men and in the evening there will be dancing and fireworks. The women will play golf on Friday afternoon. LEAR'S PICTURE IN SEATTLE SUN Paper Says Decatnr Man Is Enjoying Convention. The Seattle Sun, issue of June 19, contains a picture of Rev. J. W. Lear, pastor of the Church of the Brethren of this city, in connection with its account of the national convention of the Church of the Brethren, which Mr. Lear is attending in that city. Thousands of members of the church are In attendance at the convention. The Sun has the following paragraph concerning Mr. Lear: "Elder John W. Lear, of Decatur, 111., is enjoying the conference sessions immensely, as he always does. His work at Decatur is in good shape and growing rapidly." Bristol, Tenn., and Hershev. Pa-, are making efforts to secure the next year's convention. It was expected that the former plnre would he chosen. Casner Woman Succumbs to Peritonitis. Mrs. Fred "Wallace of Casner, who Inis been seriously ill for the past ten days with peritonitis, died Friday afternoon at 4:30. Mrs, Wallace was 21 years old, and had been married only four months. She leaves a husband, Fred Wallace, of Casner, a father, C. L, Higgins of Shelby county; two sisters. Mrs. Orvflle Beck of Casner, and Mrs. John Dunne who had. been staying: with her during her Illness; and three brothers, John Higglns of Ivesdale, Verne Higglns of Casner and Byron Higglns of DIetcrlch, 111. LIVED IN IVESDALE. Mrs. "Wallace was born and reared In DIeterlch, 111., and has lived for the past five years in Ivesdale. She moved to Casner in March. Her sister, Mrs. Orville Beck of Casner, has been ill with tuberculosis for some time and is not expected to live. The funeral services will b« held at Casner, on Sunday at 10 a. m. Rev. Longenbaugh of Dalton City will conduct the services. The interment will be in Mt, ZIon cemetery. "Decatur Cigar Day" Proves Successful. INCREASED ORDERS Effects are Expected to be Lasting in Decatur. Thousands of Decatur-made cigars v. ere sold to local smokers Saturday. Though the sales may not be as large as at first expected, the effect Is expected to be extremely favorable for the cigar business in this city. "Decatur Cigar Day" is a success. 10,000 EXTRAS SOLD. One dealer stated that fully 10,000 extra cigars had been sold in Decatur up until noon. It was expected that this number would be Increased four or ive fold by nightfall. Most of the dealers and manufacturers were enthusiastic over the result. HE BOUGHT 'EM. Saturday morning a traveling man entered a local cigar store and asked for a 10 cent cigar. "This Is Decatur cigar day," said the dealer, "why not try a Decatur brand?" The man went out with his pockets full of Monograms, Paps and F. P.'s. EFFORTS SUCCESSFUL. In making arrangements for cigar day the promote! s set the extra number of Decatur smokes to be sold today at lOO.OfiO. The efforts of promoters have been successful In the influencing of m a n y Decatur smokers who have remembered the day, and asked for Decatur cigars either by the quarter's worth or by tne box. The canvass made has shown that some dealers have not even gone to the trouble of setting Docattir smokes on top of their cigar rases. It Is hoped that a whirlwind finish will be the result of hard work on the part of boosters who intend to give an Impetus to cigar sales this afternoon and evening. INCREASED ORDER. "We have had no hurry calls for more Decatur stock this mornlnir," said one prominent Jobber who handles Decatur cigars, "but the movement has increased our weekly order about 6,000. Nearly every one of our customers ordered an extra box of Decatur cigars when they come In for their week's stock. We well from 15,000 to 20.000 Decatur cigars weekly." "There is no doubt but that this movement is great.'* said another prom- i n e n t m a n u f a c t u r e r , "but I t h i n k we will feel its effect not In startllngly Increased snles today but in a steady advance d u r i n g weeks to come. The time has been somewhat short In which to make a big impression on Decatur ^mokers. We have had a small Increase in orders." "This situation" he continued, "Is heins felt all over the country, and there is a movement on foot to place United States cigars before the public through a National Boosters' Day to he held In every city, town nnd hamlet In October. When a "situation of tills kind is brought before the A m e r i c a n public they ;lways rally to home Industry." New Assignment for Decatur Soldier. Lieutenant Harry B. Crea of the 53rd United States Infantry, has been temporarily detached from his regiment and assigned to duty In the Philippines with the 24th Infantry. He will sail from San Francisco for the Philippines on Oct. 5, 1014. L i e u t e n a n t Crea has three months leave of absence between now and his time for sailing, most of which will be spent at the army headquarters at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Mrs. Crea will join Lieutenant Crea at Fort Benjamin Harrison. He expects to arrive there the latter part of this week. Lieutenant Crea is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Crea of this city. JOLTED OFF A CAR OF ICE George Nolte Cat nod It ruined; Not Seriously Hart. While Icing a car at the AVabash Ice house in East Decatur about 10 o'clock Friday night, George Nolte was Jolted off the car when another cut of cars was shunted in on the siding and bumped into the car he was on. He was at first thought to have been badly hurt and Moran's ambulance was called to take him to the Wabash hospital. There his hurts were found to consist of nothing more serious than painful bruises, and after they were dressed he was able to go home. DRY CONDITIONS CAUSE OF FIRES Spariu OMM Blaze on West Cftrro Gordo-Fence Fire. The need of Increased fire protection during these hot, dry days, was illustrated tor a second, time Saturday about 1:35. when the Eire department was called to the home of V O Edwards, 258 "West Cerro Gordo street, where a spar, supposedly from » "Wabash engine, had started a dangerous little fire tn a coal shed at the side of the tracks. Firemen extinguished the blaze before It could aprcad. Earlier In the flay a dry board fence on the alley In the 100 block "WeBt North street started to burn, but was extinguished by residents without the aid of the department. MEETINGS. --Meeting Main and Myrtle Tempi*, Pythian Slsten tonight at 8 o'clock in K. P. hall. William streets. MASONIC. Special meetlnc of Ionic Lodffe No. IZ, A. T. ana A. 1L, at T:-n tonlrft. Will Enter Wisconsin State Library School. After sixteen year* of service which has endeared her to all those in Decatur who patronize the public libra- y, Miss Mabel Wayne, head of the reference department, tendered her ·esignatton to the library board which met Friday evening. In the fall she will enter the Wisconsin State library school for an advanced course In :ibra-ry work. The loss of Miss Wayne from the ibrary staff will be felt keenly by both the forces of the institution and Decatur people generally. She Is mown as one of the most competent and popular of the entire staff, and ler friends are numbered among every reader In Decatur. SUCCEEDED BY MISS LOVE. Miss Florence D. Love, who enter- jfl the library some time ago, will bucceed Miss Wayne as head of the reference departmnt, taking up the position when Mis s Wayne leaves It the 'irst of next week. After a year's study In Wisconsin, Miss Wayne in:ends to resume library work. The library board adopted a resolution commending highly Miss Wayne's vork. This Illustrates the value plac- ,d upon Miss Wayne's services by the ibrary management and board of trus- :ees. CLOSE AT 6:30. On account of the heat, the board ;oted that the library be closed every .venlng that the hot weather lasts. On Saturday evenings its doors will remain open as usual, but all other times :30 will be the closing hour. OFFICERS NAMED. Frank Shiaudeman was re-elected _.resident, and Mrs. Alice G. Evans, secretary of the board. W. H. STARR IS GROWING WEAKER W. H. Starr grew steadily weaker d u r i n g the day Saturday and is not expected to live tonight. Physicians in charge of the c.ise were united in the belief that he would not live through last night but he pulled through. Today, however, he Is gradually getting weaker. FEW P. O. EMPLOYES GETTING HOLIDAYS Official Bulletin Grants Freedom to Only Five. A few of the employes of the local postoffice are feeling sorry for the rest of the workers. Recently there was word going around that the postal department was going to grant Saturday half holiday to all employes. All here were delighted until the official bulletin announcing this half holiday arrived Friday. After the "Ifs 1 and "provided that" and other provisions were all read It was discovered that the only people In the Decatur office able to take advantage of a half holiday were the assist ant postmaster, the Janitors, the charwoman and one other, making five In all. The others have to work Just as usual. These holidays extend from June 15 to Sept. 15. DEEDS RECORDED. Suean C. Clokey to S. T. Myers, lot (, block 5, Elson Heights; $425. Elwood Boone to C. A. Vorfllns, lot 10, block 1, R. H. Brown's subdivision; $1. Grace B. Kelso to J. F. Chance, lot 1, block 5, E O and W. U Allen's addition; $3.000. TV. H. WIlklnB to R. F. Divls, lot 84 and east % lot 33, block 10. Elson Heights.: 55HO. Slargaret Becker to W. 31. Davis, lot H. block 3, Homestead Place; $250. Same to sam« t lot 13. block 1, Homestead Flan; $250. For First Time in Quarter of a Century. L. C. Spoonor of Blue Mound, who s over eighty years old. visited Decatur recently for the first time In over twenty-five years. Mr. Spooner stated that the last time ha was In Decatur here were no electric street cars, and that the town looked rather strange to htm now. WAS DRUGGIST. Mr. Spooner was formerly senior paltrier of the drug firm of Spooner infl Sprague In Blue Mound. He finds Blue Mound a good enough place for im, and returned there after a few days' visit. Many of his Decatur friends were more than surprised to -=ee him as they had had no word from , him In so long that thev thought he I was dead. He has been living quietly ' n Blue Mound for the pa«t quarter of a century. Scraps of News. »300 FOR CHANGE. Moving six tire hydrants on North Main street to cut off the corners will coat about $300. Commissioner Harry Ruthrauff made that estimate at the beginning of the work. He says that he will Just about get out at that expense. JACKS BETTER. Attorney T. B. Jack will sit up tomorrow for the first time after his Ions siege of typhoid fever. Mrs. Jack Is Improving rapidly. EASTERN TRIP. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Muhlenbruch and J uighter, Mildred, will leave next week for New York for a recreation trip. Mr. Muhlenbruch will return in two weeks but his wife and daughter will remain in New York and Brooklyn for about sixty days. HEARIXa TUESDAY. The time for the Homestead sewer hearing in the county court, set for Saturday, has been extended till Tuesday morning. ADDRESS TOXIGHT. Chairman R. H. Patton of the Prohibition state committee will deliver an address at the circuit court room at 8 o'clock this evening. GOING TO KENTUCKY. Attorney J. A. Henson will go to May-field, Ky., Sunday. He will try a law suit there that will occupy two or three days next week. I* E. FOSTER HERE. L. E. Foster, formerly with the Pacific Express company and later witn the Wells Fargo company in Decatur, was in the city Friday nlsht. Mr. Foster had been In Ohio and Indiana the last two weeks appraising the 140 offices of the United States Express company which recently was taken over by the Wells Fargo. He was on his way back to Chicago. MISS BURK BETTER. Miss Freda A. Burk of the public school library force, has recovered from a severe attack of appendicitis after having been confined to her home for some weeks. WET THE STREETS. Firemen at the No. 3 house on North Main street have been combatting thii heat during the past several weeks by squirting streams from a big hose on North Main and Grand avenue. The water cools off the atmosphere greatly and the neighbors are all made happy. LIGHT RAIN. There was a light rain in Decatur Saturday morning. It was just enough to wet the streets, but dried off in a few minutes. It was cloudy most of the day and that kept the temperature down somewhat. FEDS TO BLUE MOUND. The Decatur Federals will go to Blue Mound at 2:25 Sunday afternoon to play the Blue Mound team. MISS LYNCH BETTER. The condition of Miss Ada Lynch, who has been seriously 111 the last two weeks at her home on East Cantrell. has shown some Improvement the last two days. It is thought now she will get well. STOMACH TROUBLE. Chief of Police E. G. Allen has been confined to his bed since last Friday with stomach trouble. 98 DEGREES. The temperature this afternoon reached 98, four degrees less than yesterday afternoon. At noon it was 95. Hundred Men Got It With Other Things. It turns out that that ten gallons of buttermilk ordered from Taylorvllle was for 100 men Instead of one. They were at the banquet served to Decatur Council. 16, Royal and Select Masters, at Eldorado temple, Friday night. Incidentally the royal antl select masters and the superexcellent degrees were conferred on about twenty candidates, some of them from Blue Mound Work began at 5 o'clock. The banquet was served about 7. Then work was ·csumed and lasted until about 10. EATABLES. Besides ten gallons of buttermilk, the following items appeared on the bill for supplies: Seventy-five cantaloupes. Eighteen tins vanilla wafers. One gallon sweet cream. Ten dozen lemons. Four dozen cucumbers. Two pounds cheese. Twelve pounds butter. Roast beef with dressing, potatoes, gravy. Ice cream and some other things like that were also served. "SHAKE DOWN" NEW FEATURE Grace Hethodlit League HM An Echo Conveatlon. The Epworth league of the Grace Methodist church held an echo convention meeting Friday night, when reports were made by members of the league w.ho attended the recent dls trlct convention at Lovington. The apeaken were Vivian Stroh, Margaret Parrish, Lmella Van Cleve, Edward Barnett and Homer Hoewlng. Each told of what he thought wa» the best them* of the convention. After the meeting a. Methodist "shake down" was held. This was something new to most of the members and was much enjoyed. FORTY ACRES ARE SOLD FOR $9,000 mini Farm Bought by George-A. Gilman at Public Sale. Forty acres of land in Illlnl township were.disposed of at public sale at the court house Saturday afternoon by Cyrus J. Tucker. The land was bid In at {225 an acre by George A. Oilman, who owns the adjoining forty acres to the north. A. G. Webber and A. W. Hendrlcks figured in the bidding. The total cotiiideration wa» (9,000. Mrs. Mary McGinley Goes to Jacksonville. Mrs. Man* HcGlnley, formerly of St. Louis, later of Chicago, was adjudged Insane by a jury in the county court Saturday morning and ordered committed to the hospital £or the insane at Jacksonville. Mrs. McGinley was sent to the Eastern Star home at Macon from Chicago about six months ago. At that time her mental condition, a 3 well as her physical condition, was bad, but It was thought that rest and quiet at the home would benefit her lu both respects. She did improve greatly in hei physical condition, but her mental conditions has grown steadily worse. She Is seventy years old. PROMINENT FAMILY. Mrs. McGinley came from a prominent family and in her younger days was a woman of refinement and wealth. Her father was Judge Em- ereaux of St. Louis, a.nd one of her brothers was a prominent attorney there. She says that she had made her home In Chicago since the big fire in 18T1. By the death of her husband she interited $80,000, but it Is said that she was defrauded out of her entire fortune by a lawyer In Chicago. An effort i» being made by officers of the order of the Eastern Star to learn If any of her people are living w h o might aid them In an effort to regain some portion of the money for Mrs. McGinley. She is familiar with the names of people of wealth and prominence In Chicago and St. Louis and claims a personal acquaintance with them. There is a possibility that her mind may be restored by treatment at the hospital In Jacksonville. [EIN ' JUDICIAL PBIH Little Interest Taken in Race for Bench. SENTIMENT IS DIVIDED Among the Republicans--i Boggs Seems to be Favored. Interest In the Judicial primaries In Decatur township is hard to arouse. la fact there apparently Is none. Only, about a tenth of the vote had been poll, ed at 1 o'clock. Precincts that usually report 200 or more at noon, had only- polled about forty votes polled. In both the Sixth and Seventeenth districts forty-five votes had been polled at 1 o'clock. In other districts there were less. The lowest number at thR« time was In the Twenty-second district, where only seven votes had been cast at 1 o'clock. FEW TO WORK ON. Early In the day there was a Httla Indication that there would be soma work done at the polls, but th« Impression changed when it became apparent that there would be few people to work: on. So far as known no money wa3 spent in the primary campaign In Macon county. Sentiment among the Re* publicans regarding the two candidates) on that ticket seemed to be pretty evenly divided, with Boggs having ai shade the best of it. FIVE CANDIDATES. There are five candidates, three of them from Champaign and two from Monticello. They are Franklin II. Boggs, Republican, and Elim J. Hawbaker, Progressive, and Delbert R. Enochs, Democrat, of Champaign, and Francis M. Shonkwiler, Republican, and James L. Hicks, Democrat, of Monticello. One Citizen Asks Why Not A. G. Webber. "Why not Albert G. Webber?" salfl a Decatur citizen of a thoughtful, wideawake turn of mind, always interested In public matters of public Importance, speaking" Saturday of the probable appointment by the governor of a successor for Judge Johns. Ha continued: "The suggestion was made on tha Millilcln bank corner this morning, and in the course of «. few minutes, a dozen, men, all pretty well known in Deca» tur, most of them Republicans and Progressive!!, expressed the opinion that a better selection could not ba made. Mr. Webber Is a good !awj*er, able, fair, thoughtful, sincere, absolutely certain to do what he believes to be right, no matter whose interests may be affected, enjoys the respect of all parties, and Ig a man wo should take pride In seeing honored. No man in Decatur is better fitted f o r ' the place. It would be a most suitable appointment and one that would have the approval of the people. "He ha s not suggested It himself, and so far as I know. Is not likely to suggest It.'* IT TO EXIST"; Says Owner Comiskey White Sox. ELECTRIC FAN TO GO IN CHURCH Her. H. S. Roblee Plans tor · Comfortable S««lo». Several electric fans will be running Sunday at the First Congregational church, and It Is expected that the room will be cool. The evening service will be the last evening service to be held until September. It Is dsired that all members and friends be present. A short organ recital will be given and Professor Daniel Bonus will P'ay the violin. The sermon will be fifteen minutes In length. Chicago.--"The three major baseball leagues will not make as much money this vear as two did hist season. Sim:- iar conditions probably exist the country over, with possibly an exception here and there. The minor leagues a t o affected, and all this is due to contract j u m p i n g and thf 1 general demoralized condition of thp players." In the above President Comiskey of the White Sox has sized up the base- bail situation as it now stands and tha statement IB the first of the kind ti 'IP made since the baseball war started. President Comiskey was discussing; t h e present situation with friends during the afternoon and the conversation was not meant for publication, but when questioned in regard to it he assorted that he would stand by every! word of it. WRAXGLES TIRE PUBLIC. "What is the use to hide actual con-J ditions," said Mr. Comiskey. "Don'Q j ^ool yourself that the public is not 'on.* 'The fans will see the true condition of the game quicker than some ownera ] nnd a lot more quickly than th* bail players. It has been the latter, aided and abetted by owners and agents, who have brought baseball to the condition prevailing at the present. The reading public has become tired of the bicker- ings, the contract Jumping and tha loose business methods which havo prevailed. ·It makes no difference to me tTM what league a. magnate belongs, 1 ut E have never had any use for the man who hag tried to get another man to break a contract. The Federal leagu* has a perfect right to exist and coin* pete with the National and American leagues, and the players are equally right In trying to better themselves, but not at the expense of either their contracts or their consciences." MARRIAGE LICENSES. Charlei Chapman. Decatur 19 M*rjr CcClur*. Dftcatur. *·!* ICE CREAM MILE SOUTH BEARDSDALE The Ladles' Home circle of Bearsdalei will have an ice cream social July J In the evening one mile south of Bearsdale at the home of H. G. Park. The) money will be for the benefit of tho new hospital. The social will be for tlie public and the circle asks' that peoplq com* "and spend their moner." _j INFAVSPAPERf JEWSPAPERf

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