The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois on June 30, 1914 · Page 6
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Decatur, Illinois
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.J_JHHL Page Six T H E D E C A T U R R E V I E W Tiieaday Evening, June 30, 1914. ' THE DAILY REVIEW. POBUSBED BVERT DAY. Botend it the Dentnr. nilnol* PMtofflcc )· Mcond-clu* nmtter. The Review Publishing Co. DECATUR. ILLINOIS. Office In Review Building, corner of Hale tad North etreeta Advertising rates mu* known OD appll- tetlon M thle office. TERMS Or SUBSCRIPTION. tae year (In advance) 15.00 fix month* (In advance). 2.50 Three monthe (In advance)............ 1.35 j Per week.;.., .^. .10 The Review loei not luiowlngly accepi falee or fraudulent advertising, or other ad vertisinc of an objectionable nature. Everj advertisement in tti columns Is printed wltli full confidence In the character and rella blllty of the advertiser and the t r u t h of the representations made Readers of The Re- flew w i l l confer a favor If they w i l l promptly report any failure on the part of { an advertiser to make good any representation contained In a Review advertisement. Tnesday Eteninc, Jane 30, 19H. Subscribers leaving the city for the summer may have The Rview mailed to them dally w i t h o u t additional charge. Address changed as often as neressar.\, but both old and new should be given. Notify bv phone or postal card. THE REVIEW PUB. CO. name of Oilman for 19,000; and that $225 an aore. r. Oilman had an adjoining farm and he wanted this forty. But this was not the only circumstance that com pelled him to pay $225 an acre; he didn't pay more than enough to «st the land, he was forced to the price bv others who wanted It. He knew what the land will do, and he was willing to pay the price. There Is a very old story which tells that a field just outside Rome was put up at public sale at a time when the field was actually occupied by the triumphant army of Hannibal, who had ought his way from Carthage to the ates ot Rome. And that field at that · ale brought a top price. Roman bidders refused to be disturbed by as trifling a circumstance as the presence of the great Hannibal and his fighting army. And so why should a farmer in the Garden Spot allow himself to be troubled by the presence of a trifling drouth? This Is the view that bidders look last Saturday. catur cigars this week and next and the week after that counts. By this time they are all satisfied that the Decatur team can play ball. Fifteen are Holders of Over 1,000 Acres/ n ] h I I I p *^** ** L r Ol'R HOPE IS I.V Jtir.Y. At the end of May it was m e n t i o n e d t h a t we hoped to be able to tell a bet- ' tcr ram story for J u n e . Well, in May we had f i f t y - t h r e e himdredtlis of an inch; in J u n e up to Uie rlose of the next to the last d s t j . we had sixty-three h u n d r e d t h s o f a n Iri'h. W e a r e mik- Ing pro?iesb. t t ^ w m i l d seem, a f t e r a perusal of the recolcl. But lia=, been q u i t e d i s a p p o i n t i n g to many people h e i e in the Garden Spot. In r l i e month we e\nected f o u r or f i v e t i m e s as m u c h r a ' n as we got. If It had been m e n t i o n e d at the opening of the m o n t h that we were to have only t w o - t h i r d s of an Inch, m a n y would have t h r o w n up hands and surrendered i t h o ' i t s t r i k i n g a lick B'lt n-c- ore doing better in crops t h a n a n y b o d y would ha\ e expected under the. c i r c u m s t a n c e s . From every side it is j reported the w h e a t crop is much above i an average, and t h e general story Is t l ' a t corn Is l o o k i n g u n u s u a l ) ; f i n e for this t i m e of }ear. We can't understand we m a k e as good n crop showing, but this we are more t h a n willing to a-cept w i t h o u t u n d e r s t a n d i n g . There was much a b o u t .Tune this year ' Mat was altogether undesirable. The ] drouth w a s n ' t the only thing that j troubled us. along w i t h it came very hot dais, and on at least one of these t!'e w i n d TUIS blowing In lively fashion. That is ; c o m b i n a t i o n that usually "cooks" c t u p pj''" r ' -' " Howuvcr.jit should be s t a t e d t h a t re- I marks maue here a p p l y to Decatnr i townshjp only. O t h e r townships !n the county h a \ e had m o l e i a m than we got · here. An o b s e r \ n i g c i t i z e n r e m a r k e d ! a few davs since t h a t tais is perhaps j the d r j est township in the United j States in this year 1514 May anil June w e n t back on tis: but we are a hopeful lot and still aje 'n- cltncd to p i n m u c h f a i t h to July EUROPEAN "STUDENTS.'' Archduke Ferdinand and wife. Austria-Hungary were shot and kil!e Sunday by a ''student" of the name o: Prlnzlp. This student was the seconc assassin who attacked Ferdinand and wife within an hour. The first one tried a bomb and failed. The men who did this work are anarchists. One la reminded that the term "student" in continental Europe does not necessarily mean a citizen who Is Inclined toward peaceable ways. One is never surprised to learn that the ugliest work done in that part of the world is by some w h o call themselves "students " And as a matter of fact they are in universities and are entitled to the name of student. I t is more than d i f f i c u l t to understand how anybody enjoying tha advantages of higher education can bring himself to believe that he can f u r t h e r a governmental cause by assassination. But there is a lot of this and related feeling In Europe. Over in England we see It in a way in the performance of the m i l i t a n t s The murder Sunday strikes readeis as being particularly atrocious, perhaps because it was the second attempt on the lives of the victims. Of course it can't help the political cause with which Prinzip is allied. The world in its senses Is not going to trust people who do deeds of this kind: it Is self preservation not to do so. SCIEXCC HAS PROGRESSED. Two cas^s of bubonic plague are re- pTted at New Orleans, and Surgeon G-ne-a] Blue of the public h e a l t h ser^ ice goes on from Washingfo"n to take charge of the situation. And what does Dr. Blue say? He ·ells that neither New Orleans nor the surrounding country is in any danger. He proposes t h a t sharp measures shall be token to prevent the spread of the plague, and he expects t h i s will be .jbout ali theie is of the story. The' way this matter Is viewed by f^allti authorities should advise us as to progress made by doctors In the past f i f t y years. A generation ago two cases of bubonic plague in New Orleans w o u l d have f u r n i s h e d a basis for big news for a period of a month or longer. \nd it was only a generation before that t i m e that announcement of the presence of plague would have caused people to get out of New Orleans by thousands. At t h a t time It might re expected that h u n d r e d s of deaths would result because this plague made a landing, and the mortality list might run up Into the thousands. Well, It is d i f f e r e n t in this year 1S)H. Now everybody is aware that the federal health department can take charge of the situation and handle It effectively. If at this time you contemplated a trip to New Orleans you would not think of putting It off because of two coses of bubonic plague in the town. Certainly the men of science have made w o n d e r f u l progress in handling matters of this kind. They now do the turn w i t h such certainty that perhaps most of us will be disposed to overlook the change that has come. NOTHING DAUNTED. You will make a mistake if you al' low It to get Into your head that farmers In this section of the state are losing heart. A little drouth of a few weeks or a season or two has no terrors for them. 'Witness a sale of land made l'i£t Saturday at the courthouse In this olty. The land was put up at public sare by Cyrus J. Tucker. In the piece was forty acres, and It was such land as they have In Illlnl township. It was knocked down to a neighbor of the WASTED THE MONEY. There is a story that the Lorlmer bank in Chicago contributed 32,500 to the campaign f u n d of State Auditor James J Brady; also that It loanec him a n o t h e r $5,000 to help make that campaign. That would be S7.500 that Mr. Brady Is alleged to have put Into the campaign of 1912. What in the world was he doing with all that money in that year's campaign? What use could he have made of It 9 Most of us had a distinct notion that Mr. Brady secured the nomination and election w i t h o u t the spending ol any money. In the primary we had not separated him from other candidates, and neither was his identity disclosed during the campaign that followed the primary. It was a case of the unex pected and the unknown all through the campaign. Certainly the man woul! have got just as many votes if he hadn't spent a 5-cent piece. We think he would have run as well in primary ar.d at election if he had been a man of stjaw. It he had been only a fiction. If he spent $7,500 in that 1912 campaign he wasted a, lot of good money Next time he should be careful not to do It. -*- CARBANZA CANT TEtt. We must not fall out with because in the matter of mediation overtures made him he replies by rek ing for a little more time In which to consult with his generals. Perhaps this is all the option the man has. For Instance, Carranza Is aware thai If he gets into mediation the first thing to be asked of him Is that he stop fighting. But he does not control the fighting. This is something that is in the hands of General Villa. Carranza. can't know whether or not it will stop until he has heard from Villa on the point. In other words, affairs on the Constitutionalist side In Mexico have goi considerably complicated In the last three"weeks. A drop In temperature from 102 degrees to fifty-two degrees is one of the pleasantries thrown in to emphasize these rare June days we are having. We might hang out a sign to ad vise the wayfarer that we have "everything In climate" on tap about all the time. Villa Is reported to be out of ammunition; but you can be sure he will manage to find some If Huerta's sjl- diers are foolish enough to show up In his neighborhood with war paint on. Another liner wrecked In a fog of! the coast of Ireland, though this tinx all live* were saved. But when wit they learn that U doesn't pay to try make headway in fogs? to But remember that It 1« smoking De- It is a common saying that the man who owns 160 acres of Illlnos farm land Is able to keep the wolf from the door whatever happens to stocks and bonds or banking and finances. While the owner of a section of land In the corn belt may not estimate his wealth in as many figures as a Rockefeller or a Carnegie he Is a person of Quite as independent means as a multimillionaire. OWNERS OP SECTIONS. It may be interesting to, know who are the men who own a section or .nore of land in Macon county, and from a recently compiled plat from a land owners map of the country some figures have been taken. These are the owners of 640 acres or more. There are forty- five of these In the county. ****** OVER 1,000 ACRES. In the forty-five there are only five who own as much as two sections although there are f i f t e e n who own over 1,000 acres. There Is only one owner of more than three sections and that 's an estate whose land holdings In the county are more than ten sections. It is a fact that may be borne in mind that a number ot the large land owners in Macon county are also large land owners in other counties. Their buildings In, this county by no means represent their wealth in farm land. The list of the owners of a section or more in JIacon county Is as follows: LARGE LAND OWNERS. Name-- Acres M R A l l s u p 7=3 Joseph A r t h u r 1,117 J. F. Beall , C60 J. B. Beckett G 4 0 Erie L. Eergland C40 J o h n V. Birks 724 Dorias Buckles 1.3S3 L. Burrows, estate 640 X. A. Carr 1,045 Susan F. Crossman - 640 C E. EnsLmd 800 L. H. E n n l s 1,303 II. B. Ewlng 1,135 S. Giles "SO O. Z. Greene, estate 863 L. Gullck - 640 G. Jacobson 1.QS4 Laura B. Keller, estate ._...;.,056 T. Lord, estate 636 L. T. McKee 676 William Martin, e s t a t e 711 Mattte A. Mills, estate 640 C. J. Off 1,381 W. C. Outten 676 J. H. Parker 1,136 D. Patterson ,,,,.... 731 William Psrrine , . S36 C. G. Poweis, et al 6,474 C M. Powers, estate 1.1CS W. II. Rennebargcr 1,109 William Ritchie 1,11 T. T. Roberts John Scaggs School trustees T. J. Scroggln estate L. E. Sexton Donna U. Six G. U. Smith Ida B. Spltler E. S Uler E. R Ullrich J. Ullrich , 1,204 A. J. Veech 1,347 M. Wendllng - 6S5 L. W y k o f f 6SO 720 . 6S4 . 640 .1,200 .1,7:5 . 7SO . 640 . a:e .1,130 . 0,65 HISTORY OF CIVIL WAR DAY BY DAY JCXE 30, IS04. Union General Steele In the southwest brought in 200 prisoners as the result of an engagement with General Shelby near the mouth of White river. Many southern guns were also captured in the fight. General Canby's forces in Louisiana embarked on an important expedition against Mobile, Ala., In co-operation with Admiral Farragut's fleet. The Ironclads in the Mississippi also moved down to join In the expedition. TEN YEARS AGO TODAY IN DECATUR JUNE SO, 18M. John Armstrong, a member of the building committee of the First Methodist church, and Rev. w, J. Davidson left for Cleveland. O., to inspect buildings made of artificial stone. About 300 persons were at the meeting of the Federation of Young: Peoples' societies of Decatur. Harry B. Dyer was elected president and R. C. Augustine, vice president. Peaches were plntiful, Texas Siberia s selling at 40 cents a basket. John Elliott, over seventy years of age ,fell from a cherry tree at his home, 745 West Decatur street. Chauncey Powers made the beet average in a big shoot against all the' crack shots' of the country it French Lick Springs, Ind. SANIEL BONUS NAMED DIRECTOR Of CongreKHttonal Church Choir for Comloe fear. Daniel H. Bonus was recently reappointed director of the First Congregational church choir for the coming year, Mr. Bonus has been very successful in the work with the choir during the past year and he and Mrs. v Bonus made themselves popular In the church work. The majority of the congregation were very anxious to have him re-elected as director. Pretty Snappy. Housekeeper: Brown--I am very conservative regarding my amusements. Green--I haven't much money, either. Will Reach Here on Thun- day, July 9. Roger C.-Sullivan, candidate for the Democratic nomination for United. States senator, will be in Decatur on Thursday, July 9. He will reach here at 3:30 p.m.,on that day and will remain until the next morning. During the week of July 6, Sullivan will campaign through Champaign, Cole», Cumberland, Douglas, Moultrle, Platt, Shelby and Macon countle«. His itinerary follows: ITINERARY. Monday, July 6. Leave Champaign 7:00 a, m.; arrive Mahomet 7:15. Leave S:00- a. m.;/ arrive Mansfield, Platt county, 8:20 a. m. Leave 8:45 a. m.: arrive Montlcello 9:45 a. m. Leave 11:00 a. m.; arrive Bement 11:30 a. m. Leave 1:00 p. m.; arrive Cerro Qordo 1:45 p. m Leave 2:15 p m.; arrive Hammond 3:00 P. m. Leave 3:16 p. m.; arrive Atwood 8:40 p. m. Leave 4:00 p. m.; arrive Arthur, Douglas county, 4:20 p. m. Leave 5:00 p. m.; arrive Tuscola 5:46 p. m. Spend night. Tuesday, July 1. Leave Tuscola 7:00 a. m.: arrive Camargo 7:30 a. m. Leave 7:45 a. m.; arrive Arcola 8:45 a. m. Leave 9:45 a, m.; arrive Hindsboro 10:30 a. m. Leave 10:45 a. m ; arrive Oakland, Coles county, 11.00 a. m. Leave 11:15 a. m.; arrive Ashmore 11:45 a. m. Leave 12.00 noon; arrive Charleston 12:30 p. rn. Spend afternoon and uight in Charleston and Mattoon. Wednesday, July 8. Leave Mattoon 7.00 a. m.; arrive Lerna 7:30 a. m. Leave 7:45 a. m.; arrive Toledo, Cumberland county, 8:30 a, m.Leave 9:30 a. m.; arrive Greenup 9:45 a. m. Leave 10:15 a m.: arrive Jewett 10:30 a. m. Leave 10.45 a. m ; arrive Sigel, Shelby county, 11M5 a. m. Leave 12:00 uoon; 3 i r i \ c Stewardson 1^-30 p. m Leave 1 30 p. m.. a r r n e Cowden 2 : l j p. m. Leave 2 30 p. m : arrive Tower Hill 3.CO p in Leave 4 . 0 0 p. m ; arrive Shelbyville 4 30 p m. Spend night. T h u r s d a y J u l v n. Leave Shelbyville 7:00 a. m.; arrive Windsor 7:45 a. m. Leave 8:15 a. m.; arrive Flndlay »:00 a. m. Leave 9:30 a. m.; arrive Sullivan 10:16 a. m, Lea,v» 1:00 p.- m.; arrive Lovlngton 1:30 p. m. Leave 2:00 p. m.; arrive Mt. Zlon, Macon county, 2:45 p. rn. Leave 3:00 p. m.; arrive Decatur 3:30 p. m. Spend night. Send car to Champaign. Friday. July 10. Leave Decatur 8:05 a. m. via Illinois Traction; arrive Champaign 10:25 a. m. Leave 10:30 a. m.; arrive Rantoul 11:30 a. m. Leave 1:30 p. m.; arrive Thomasboro 2:15 p. m. Leave 2:45 p. m,, via Leverett and Illinois Centra] shops; arrive Urbana 4 p. m. Supper here; arrive Champaign H p. m. Informal reception at Elks auditorium. DOCTOR'S DEGREE TO MISS CONANT Mllllkln Instructor Honored at Bates College Commencement. Miss Grace Patten Conant, professor of English literature at the James Mll- llkin, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature by her alma mater, Bates college. Lewiston, Me., on Wednesday of last week. Miss Conant was one of the speakers at the annual commencement banquet at which over 1,000 alumni and guests ot the college were present. TO BIGHT OTHERS. Eight others were awarded honorary degrees by the college, one of those being Governor W. T. Halnes of Maine. The other speakers at the banquet were President A. L. Lowell of Harvard, President Chase of Bates, Governor Haines, President W. H. Faunce of Efown university, President Robert Aley of the University of Maine, Former Congressman Samuel McCall, Judge Albert M. Spear, and Judge A. M. Savage. Mrs. Laura E. Richards was also awarded the degree of Doctor of Literature at the exercises. Miss Conant was graduated from Bates college iu 1S93, and received her Master's degree from Columbia university In 1S97. She has held positions as Fellow in Cornell and the University o£ Chicago, as instructor in Vermont academy. Women's College of Baltimore and Professor of English in Western College for Women. Hiss Conant came to Millikin In 1907. She win return to the J- M. U. in the [all. A HOMEMADE FIRELESS COOKER I have frequently «een flrelesa cookers of the homemade variety that ·would boll and stew in » satisfactory msnner, but not until recently have I seen a homemade "tireless" that would bake and roast. The cooker In question was designed by a young housewife ana wag mad* fcy her husband under her supervision. It had-been carried Out to their summer cottage and bids lair to prove a most satisfactory labor-saver during; the coming hot days. It Is a. compact box, about thirty Inches long by flf- ti-en wide and fifteen deep. The cover, Instead of fitting over the top, fits lust inside, and it Is fastened in place, when the box Is closed, by two wood- j en buttons set on the edge of the boicj by screws. The box is lined on the inside with asbestos board which is neatly tacked in Two tifteen-inch squares of the same asbestos material divide the Interior into three chambers or compartments of equal width. The round open- or "nests" Into which the cooklnj utensils are made to fit, are made by · rolling pieces of asbestos Into cylinder shape and fastening them together with a fine wire. These round nests vary slightly in diameter, the smallest being six Inches and the largest seven inches. The spaces between these nests and the sides of the compartments are filled with sawdust, which Is packed closely A large sheet of asbestos, cut to exactly fit over the top of the box has three round openings for the three cests. This piece Is tacked firmly In place and presents a very neat appearance. It fits close In at the top of the box so that when the cover is shut down there is no space between. There are three small squares of the asbestos which are (or covering over the nest openings- when food Is set In them to be cooked. Two of the cooking vessels used In this homemade cooker are five-pound lard palls, which have tight-fitting covers. The third Is a larger can, also of tin. The palls have wire handles and the l.'rge can has a. small wire ring In the cover, by meani of which it can be lifted. The smaller cans are designed for cooking cereals, puddings and vegetable* and for baking round loaves of bread, while the l*rg« can Is designed for cooklns meaU.i The feature of this cooker, whicbj distinguishes It from mo«t hom«m«d« articles, It that it hat soapitone and Iron plates', which can be he»t«d «a that roasting and baking can b» donel in the cooker. There are two BOW* Eione piates. roughly cut .it Is) true* but they answer the purpose for which! they are Intended. They are mad* from a soapstone warmer.^thls iHSTfrS been cut in halveg and the corner ot each half sawed off by^the ingenious husband so that tise £oap»tone» have! a hexagonal shape. The two trot* plates are small round «tov« covers. The owner of tHe Ingenious declares that it is entirely practl« cal and serviceable. By heating th« two aoapstones and plaolnt on* ae the bottom of a nest and th« other on top of the cooking vessel, after t'.ia iood hag been put inside and the cove? put on, »he can bake bread or roast meat In doing the roasting; .however, she browns the meat In a frying pan before putting it into the cooker. In cooking breakfast cereal (whlcbj Is put in the cooker the nteht beforej| and in boiling vegetables, neither aoap* stones nor Iron plates are used. This cooker, which cost about _I1.5D is expected to take the place "of ai range oven for its owner. She has a. two-burner alcohol stove on which steaks and chope will be cooked, and, ever which the ioa.pstones and Iron. plates are heated. At night, soma water Is heated over the alcohol «tova to put into the "firelesi" and kept warm fo r toilet use in the raornlnev Tb" cereal, also, is brought to boll and then set into the cooker. In the morning, there is no building of flre» necessary. The cereal Is ready for the table and coffee can be made and! eggs or fish cooked in a few mlnutrj over the alcohol stove. While .breakfast Is being eaten, the dish water Is) heating. After breakfast, a frlcasse or ste^v] or bralee Is made ready for the cook* er and set into It to cook for the mid* day meal. This does away with, exces* sive heat In the kitchen and the clev« er woman who contrived the cookes declares that it has already proved to be worth much more than the small amount of money It cost. LAURA LEONARD. Bigg The City We have a most complete stock of roman candles; pin wheels; sky rockets; sparklers; mandasins; salutes; gold dragons; torpedoes; red, green, and alumi- num dip sticks; red and green New York torches; flower pots; triangle wheels; vertical wheels; roman novelties; etc. Everything for celebrating the Fourth that the law permits us to sell. -^ Baloons, All Sizes and Colors OPEN EVENINGS AND ALL DAY THE FOHBTH. Kellington ¥V 1 1L ££ Uieckhorr 345 N. MAIN ST. DECATUR, ILL "The Quality Store For Sportsmen." /·SPAP.E.R1

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