The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois on June 28, 1914 · Page 10
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The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois · Page 10

Decatur, Illinois
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Sunday, June 28, 1914
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T H E D E C A T U R R E V I E W Sunday Morning; June 28,1914. Population Grows From 0 To 3,000 In A Day '. V . Kincaid Builders Prove to be Handsome Entertainers. Klncnlrt, t h e new town without an I n h a b i t a n t Friday, had a. population yesterday of 8,000. Some newspaper men put it at 4.000 and some at 5,000, h u t a l l o w i n g Tor Bfltlgmatlsm, strabis- m u s , s p h c r l ' - a l aberration, the ilupt, the « V f l ' - t ! i n mused hy the w i n d and thy m l r a i r * f P . n l p l t t 3.000 would he much n e n n - r T l i c m u r k . It waa H temporary p n p u l . i t l n n . of course, brought t h e r e b^_ f l i n t of i n l v » r i f » i n K . special t r a i n s , f r o c n u t « n i » W l e s e r v i c e b*»tw»-i*n depots In T n v l n r v i l l f and in K l n c n l d . froe liinr};i*nn n t noon, m u s i c h y t h e Sprlng- f V t d b u n d , o r a t o r y a n d o t h e r things. K I N K K X T K R T A T N K R S . It nvisr. )·** a l l o w e d t h a t the K i n c a i d J Land A « s o r i ; i t l o n do*»s things h a n d - j s-orm'Iv. Y « ' * t i n l i i v b r i n g the great d:iy ] i»f t h t lot f»fi!p w h i c h wns .expected t - ! irlvr K l n r j i i i l a real p o p u l a t i o n i n s t e a d ' of a t h e o r e t l o H l one, the land associa- t i o n was h u n t to n i l visitors. As an en- t e r t a i n e r t h e l n n « l association did not l*»ave a n y t h i n g to he desired unless it wft* a Tain t h e day before to lay t h e SPKOAL TRAINS. I T h e r e w.'is R s p r H f i l trnln on the Chicago * I l l i n o i s M t i l l a n d from Taylor- vllle o K l n c . T l d every hour. At 2 o'clock yesUTilny a f t e r n o o n these t r a i n * had r a r r l e d over 9^0 people from T a y l n r v l l l e . A spi-rinl t r a i n from the w e n t of sflven or e i g h t ronrhr* a r r i v - ing 1 shortly b e f o r e 11 o'clock b r o u g h t a crowd of several h u n d r e d from Auburn, Pawnee and other points along that line. Many came In automobiles, bungles arvl ?urreys. a n d the regular t r a i n s brought UK-IT quota. CITY BUILT TO A PLAN. The l a y i n g out of an a d d i t i o n to a city, the . - g r n d i n g r»f streets, t h e b u i l d - IniT nf p n v c m e n i s ntid snwers, t h e Iny- lng of w n t f - r m . ' i l n s mid the p l a n t i n g of free* an1 n h r u M ^ « ' r y before a lot Is put put on the m n r f c f t is not a new t h i n g , h»it t h e I n y l n g out of a, r l t v in t h i s w a y \n a n o v e l t y . K l n r n M was p l a n n e d ly the landscape , - i r t I a t . t h e s a n i t a r y engineer, t h n a r c h i t e c t , n n t l o t h e r r x p e r t s In o l t y n n l M l n i r nn«1 It |« designed for n city b e a u t i f u l and h e a l t h f u l . $500.noo SPENT ON CITT. JL ^alf m i l l i o n flnllRre was spent on rh» cltr of K l n c n l d !n n r l v n n c o of the dmy of the lot sale. The sale wns not i\n a u c t i o n , but hy p r i v a t e aal«. A tdO.OPO railroad station, the handsomest and costliest for Us sire In the c o u n - ry, hid Just been completed, a 150,000 hank b u l l d l n r of the samo w h i t e ginned nrlck t r i m m e d w i t h .green was almost h u t n o t q u i t e completed. A n o t h e r h a n d - sfttra h u a t n f B B block of tUe same materials is n e a r l n g completion. Some t t i l r t r hotis«s h a v e been b u i l t and as many'more are u n d e r contract. Twenty t h o u s a n d tr«o* a n d s h r u b s hare been planted. The Btrt'et g r a d i n g hns for th* most p n r t been done, miles of concrete Hide walk l a i d , the water mains put in a n d a d o u b l e sewer system, ft »ystem of B . i n i t n r y sower* and another ..f *to-ms newer*", b u i l t . Of course t h e r e Is a w a t e r s y s t e m , a l i g h t a n d POW/T sy."t-rn and c«n! In a b u n d n n c e . JNPI'CKMRNTS. Tt l« the coal and the l i g h t and power i h n t nr»- e x p p r t p d t o m n k e K i n c a i d . t h e " * n i i l f C t r l f " r l t y . C*nal will be f u r n i 5 h e . l f o r m a n u f n f t u r l n a r purposes a t V S n - n t s f t ton « n d electrio c u r r e n t a t ;'rom one and a q u a r t e r to four cents !·- k i l o w a t t hour. With th«aa two p o w e r f u l I n d u c e m e n t s , cheap power n n d n h e n p f u e l . It is reasoned that l n . ; i r « t r ! e s m u s t come n n d it Is promised t h a t K l n c n l d w i l l h a v e a population ·if 5.000 by the end of the. year. That ^«ems Hit* «· f u r call for the Kincaid of Today, I 1 ut every thine: IB there for a '·Ity "of ft.oon people except the houses . r n d th» people. MKT VISITORS IN AUTOS. Th« preparation* for the «al« wore "laborotft. As v l a l t o r f ^ arrived at the depot they wero met by automobiles and taken to the Mg tent, some f o u r blocks from the station. Many of them preferred to walk as It gave them an opportunity to see n o m o t h l n a t of the town «lte. The tent had seating oa- nixolty for a thousand. There waa an- ntbar biff luncheon tent which at times h*d a* many a« · thousand people In ft ajid also a cook and serving tent The Springfield Watch Factory band wa» there for the day and played s»»~ f-ral eoneartn and also at Intervals In th« Mercleea. There wai a speaking 6 JACK KNIFE" DIVE AT FATMES PARK. program which began at 11 o'clock and continued till noon. THIRTY SALESMEN. The real estate sale was bandied by i the E. A. Cummlngs realty company of j Chicago. Edward S. Judd of Chicago j had general charge of the sales force, · w h i c h constated of some thirty men ( trum Chicago and St. Louis. Inside the | tent nt the 'opposite end from the j speakers* stand the realty people had · nn office. Every visitor upon entering" j the tent waa handed an illustrated - l-ook of Kincaid which contained a plat of the city and was also given other j printed matter. j Hug-e plats of the different sections j of the city were shown on bulletin ) i.oards along one aide of the tent. When | n lot was sold a red sticker was placed ! upon this lot on these big plats. Visitors were also shown over the town site by the salesmen, who were supplied with automobiles for this purpose. The lots were marked by stakes, each st;iKe bearing 1 the lot number printed on a taff. When a lot was sold this tac: WEB removed, leaving a red **sold" tug that had been underneath It. ENTERTAINMENT. Across the street from the main tent ice water was 0upplied to the thirsty multitude from three new barrels at- 'tached to which were a dozen tin cups. There were no bubbling fountains but what with the heat and dust the fear of microbes was banished' from the soul* of visitors. The luncheon WOB free and was not intended to be elaborate but abundant antl palatable. There has been provided for this luncheon 800 pounds of .sliced ham, 300 pounds of coffee, 600 x.t'lons of Ice cream and thousands of buns. A score or more of people were required to" serve the sandwiches and other things. They began serving at 11 o'clock'which, took a good many away from the "big tent but It was good for t h e i r stomachs 1C not for their souls, and It relieved the rush for the feed tent t the noon hour. A good many thirsty souls f o u n d their way to Bul- pltt, which could be plainly seen in the near distance, but It was a good deal of a truda for a hot and dusty day. HIS DREAM COME TRUE. At 11 o'clock the meeting was called to order by Charles S. Peabody, the man who was responsible for the Chicago Illinois Midland railroad, the opening of the coal mines along it, and for the city of Kincaid. Mr. Peabody said that the r ity of Kincnld was a dream come true. A f t e r b u y i n g the old Pawnee railroad he had driven over the site of "Ktncald in working out the railroad extension to Taylorville and had recognized in it beautiful site for a city". H* had dreamed of an ideal city, city which was b e a u t i f u l and healthful and he felt that his dream wair practically realized. He and his associates had spent f o u r million dollars In developing the railroad, mines, power and oth- »»r systems, and the town of Kincaid. OTHER SPEAKERS. He spoke of the men who had been a f lively aseociatrd with him In this development. Jim Kincaid for whom the town was named, Modest Jim Kincaid, Silent Jim, and he had Mr. KincaUl stand up that the audience might see him. Other speaker* wer» John H. Walker, president of the Illinois Federation of Labor, "William T. Morris of DuQuotn who Is also prominent in labor circles and John F. Gilchrist, vic« president of the Middle "West Utilities company, the holding company for the sreat system of public service companies In Illinois. AxCAKDIDATE INTRODUCED. Then Mr. Peabody again took the floor and spoke of an early experience of his In polltice. He had been nominated, for sheriff and another young man had been nominated for oounty clerk. It wa« his first experience In politics and he was too modest to epeak of his own numerous good qualities, "but he did In hit speeches refer to the merits of his friend, the candidate for county clerk. The candidate for county clerk reciprocated In a measure. Today was the first opportunity he had had In thirty years to get even with that friend whom he was now about to tn- Enrich Your Home Life WITH A Kimball Player Piano Th* KIMBAU. pUyor mechanism with Its marv«lou« simplicity, oa»« ot operation ana perf«ct musical results opens the, portals to thorough enjoyment of all forms of music. It doe» more; so Instant Is the response to-every Impulse of the performer that he may play as hl» mood dictates, as the (rifted pianist would do through the nse rrf th* keys. Every degree of force or fineness, the variations ot tempo, accents and climaxes, all tne modulations which express In- rliTlduallty In 'music are Immediately his to command. No Ions preparatory study, no tedloai hours are necessary. All that IB required Is The love of music and the desire to express it An the name Indicates, this wonderful Instrument is both a piano to !· played In the usual manner and a plarer operated through the music rolL MUSIC ROLLS' Fcr ·" 8 «- n °te Player Piano*. Bv«r m- 1 rlety of music--classic, popular, operatic, wtored. Inquire about special Library privileges. Installment Terms ara granted as may be necessary to accomrao- rnodaU those who do not wish to pay all cash. W. W. KIMBALL CO. Decatur Branch Store. R. A. PBAKB. NCR. 148 E, WAIN ST. James Walter in Air. troduce to the audience. "He Js man whom I love like a, brother," said Mr. Peabody, "a man who never had an impure thought or an improper motive. I am sure it has not occurred to you whom I mean but before I Introduce him I want the band to play a special selection." The 'band played "The "Wearing- of the Green," and then Mr. Peabody asked t h a t they play "See the Conquering Hero Comes." The band played it raggedly, h a v i n g no -music. Mr. Peabody then introduced Roger C. Sullivan,, candidate for the nomination of U n i t e d States senator from Illinois. -*Ir. Sullivan was received with applause and he spoke briefly but very well. This was the last of the speaking program. There were not many lots sold before noon, the total up to that h o u r not exceeding a dozen. Just before the . rl- .lournrnent for dinner Mr. Peabody said t h a t he would have to speak of selfish, mercenary matters. They had lots .'or sale, lots of lots for sale, and this was the real object of bringing 1 the people to Kincaid. , LOTS SOLD. After a d j o u r n m e n t the salesmen got busy and the red stickers on the b u l l e tin boards Increased rapidly In number. L»ot3 were sold at prices r a n g i n g f r o m $4,000 to $7,000 and, $S,000 and much more than tlwt for I m p r o v e d lots. It was noticed t h a t among the first loes sold were the group upon which the tent stood, these being residence lots 50 feet wide and 1S5 feet deep. They brought prices from $800 to $1,000. Another group that f i g u r e d In $he early sales were business lots bringing from $3,000 to $3,500. One large lot was sold for $5,000. MARRIAGE LICENSES. James I. Tucker, Bloominglan Karl It. Ross, Blooming ton ........ Clifford R. Coffeen, Decatur Marele Morrison, Docatur Cecil W Peck. Montlcello Treva M. Mackey. Montlc»llo Albsrt Allen. Deoatur ............. ; Margaret Alice Fahy, Decatur 21 21 Tears stream from her eyes. M Oh, Mary Ann!" ahe cries, "whatever shall I do?" They cay It means seven years of misery if you break a -looking claas!" "Never you fret, mum!" comforts Mary Ann. "If you've got cause for misery, what about me? I've juat gone an 1 smashed the pier-fflasa In the drorin' room!" James Walter in Graceful "Jack Knife" Dive«. As a result of the practice which they receive at Farles park, a large number of Decatur young men have become expert swimmers. Scarcely a clay passes d u r i n g the summer months that f i f t y or more y o u n g men and boys are not swimming in the lake. WALTER AN EXPERT. One of the best swimmers and divers in the city is James Walter. The accompanying picture shows Walter in the act of completing a "jack knife" dive. In this dive the swimmer goes directly upward off the board, turns quickly, m a k i n g a bend like a jack knife, and then goes straight down. It Is ons of the prettiest dives which can be executed off a spring board. FROM THE POLE. Another favorite place from which dives are made is the top of a telephone pole In the middle of the lake. Walter Is particularly expert In going off the pole. He drops gracefully into the air with his arms extended and his feet together. A« he near« the water he throws his arms together. This Is called a "swan" dire. Custodian Walton ha« erected a large addition to the bath house this year In order to accommodate the increased demand of swimmers. There Is also an enclosure b-ullt specially for women swimmers. HHntlre Vnlnco, Ajnerloan Home Life--A crash, followed by a scream of dismay. The faithful raald-of-all-work rushes terrified Into in? lady's boudolT. My lady Is staring at the earpets. On It lie the shattered fragments of a handmirror. "THERE'S NOTHING IN THE LAUNDRY LINE WE CAN'T DO" We Give Special Attention to Family Washings WE WASH AND DRY ALL YOUR CLOTHES, STARCH THE PIECES TEAT NEED IT. \ We Iron The Flat Pieces Such as Table Linens ,~BeA. Linens, Towels, etc., and charge but 5c Per Pound JUST STEP TO YOUR PHONE AND CALL BOTH PHONES Decaf ur Model Laundry Co. FRANKLIN AND WILLIAM SIS. Hot Weather Bargains We are making special prices during the hot weather on linoleums, oil cloth, mattings, rugs, ingrain carpet, etc. LINOLEUMS 2-yd. wide, 60c quality, at, a yard 45c 4 yd. wide, 70c quality, at, a yard 50c RUGS Room size rugs at prices ranging from $3.98 up to $20 NEW MATTINGS We v will sell all 20c mattings 121/2c a yard; 25^ matting at 15c a yard; 35c matting at 25c a yard. These are all new and perfect goods. INGRAIN CARPETS All-wool ingrain carpets, 55c and 60c a yard. Other carpets as low as 15c a yard. Expert carpet and rug cleaning by the pure air system. All work guaranteed or no pay. Decatur Carpet Rug Co. Blister Bros., Prop. 259 E. Main St. Old Phone 1236. Auto Phone 3306. Hot Weather Dresses f At Mid-Summer Prices The assortment is positively wonderful, and includes the most charming styles for Summer wear. These dresses are all priced nearly as low as the materials alone would cost and are certainly fine values at the prices quoted. Black Japanese dresses, guaranteed water proof and perspiration proof. Many pretty styles at ?4.98, $5.98 and up to Cool, comfortable lawn dresses, embroidery and lace trimmed. A very pretty assortment d»O QQ from98c, $1.25 up to «J)O.»/O White and colored linen dresses, all new models, some are self trimmed; exceptional values, d»1 O A A priced at ?5.98 up to '·· tP±A*«trl/ A number of white dresses, made of voile and lawns, embroidery and lace trimmed. $6.50 j»O Qfi and $7.50 values, choice at «T£(««7O SKIRTS White pique and ratine separate skirts, the new Summer models; 98c up to MORE OF THOSE WAIST BARGAINS ~~ We still have a good assortment of those waists bought from a well-known manufacturer at a great saving and win continue our sale again this week. This is the greatest waist sale ever held in De- catnr and is worthy of attention: Exceptional values at $1. Choice during this sale at Here are regular $1.50 waists. This sale, choice at This lot comprises values from $2.00 to $2.50. Choice At this price you'll find regular §2.50 and $3.00 values for _.=. $3.50 waists, unusual values at regular. price. Choice d»-| QO now at «P1.»7O NEWSPAPER!

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