The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois on July 7, 1914 · Page 4
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The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois · Page 4

Decatur, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 7, 1914
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Page PonT' T H E D E C A T U R R E V I E W Tuesday Evening, Jtfly 7,1914. THEEE GENERATIONS OF STAKE FAMILY, Beaumanoir Commandery in Charge of Services. WAS MEMBER OF BAND Employes Worked for Him Great Many Year*. The funeral of William H. Starr will be held at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon at the First Methodist church. The services will be conducted by the pastor. Rev. E. M Antrim, and by Rev. W. H. Fenhalleson, formerly pastor of the First Presbyterian church. The services will be under the auspices of Beaumanoir commander? No. 3 Knights Templar, members of which win attend in a body and the full ritualistic exercisei of the order will be observed The commandery. with the Goodman band, will act as an escort from the residence to the church »nd from the church to the cemetery, and ,he burial will be In Greenwood ceme- terv with Masonic honors. Friends may call at the family residence from 10 till 1 o'clock Wednesday. The casket will not be opened at tn« rhurch. WAS EVEN TEMPERED, ·w H Starr was considered one of the most even-tempered men. H» had been n positions such as try men', souls, out he never allowed his temper to get »h« better of him. He was alway. able to e neak calmly when things were 80- ir-.f wrons. and this was one of the traits that endeared him to those who had the fortune to know him Intlmate- lv It was this trail, perhaps, that enabled him to keep a large force of men ,t work in the store and factory to command their respect, and even their love; for his employes really did love Mm as a father or a. brother. NEVER ANT STRIFE. There Is not another business enter- rrise in the city of Decatur where so many of the employes have been hold- ins their positlonB for so many years M* Starr took a groat deal of pains to instruct his employes. He taught them the business carefully and they were always careful to follow his n- One Eye Saved; Fear Disfigurement. That the sight of Vandeveer Brownback's left eye will undoubtedly be saved Is the statement of Decatur physicians who are attending him. It is feared that the loss of the right eye will cause a great deal of disfigurement however and the surgeons will work to overcome this as much as possible. Several operations will probably be necessary. Brownback Is resting easy at the hospital and his many friends will ba glad to hear that part of his vision will be saved. Brownback was Injured last Saturday afternoon at the country f l u b when a Japanese bomb exploded in his face. Hiram Starr. First of family to embark In harness business. Joseph G. Starr. Son of Hiram Starr. Came to Decatur in 1856 and located at present site on Lincoin Square. W. H. Starr. Third of family to carry on business. His sons are now engaged in it, making four generations. r^\f~\ ./""^ .( Mil I HOMES OF STAER FACTORY. ·nl Original home of the Starr harness business, from 18M to 1856. at Lewisberry, Pa. stations to the letter. This enabled ·h facto-v to always keep Its products to a ! t""h standard. There was never a'nv strife? and every employe seemed · o ' h a v e a personal interest in making · r business a success. M- Starr never discharged a roan , h « was doing the best he could. He · a « ratlent and showed them how to do '·etti- work Mike Schultz, who died re- onily hail been employed by Mr. Starr -,,r over forty years. Two sons of Mike ir» employed there now. John Shultz ···,« been working for Mr. Starr for thlr- A - ' h r e e years, and Charles Shulti for t w e n t v - f n u r and Charley Shulke for twentv-four. TV. C. Bullard has been w i t h Mr. Starr for twenty-seven years. Tom Weaver has been there for twenty- eight years. Miss Pearl Early has been bookkeeper for Mr. Starr for eighteen v«rs. James Jacobs, colored man of all work, has been with Mr. Starr ever Mn-f 1865, the last year of the war. MORE THAN' SALARY. There are several other employes who have been working for Mr. Starr from ten to twenty years. There is something else than the weekly salary that causes men to stick to one JoD through a score or two of years, there Is something else than the nature of the work they are called upon to do. It must be the character of the man they are working for. HAULED CORD WOOD. ·W. H. Starr was here in the early days, when young men worked at whatever work they found to do, when the nature of the employment had no effect on social position as long as the work was honorable. Mr. Starr used to haul rordwood from Harrlstown to Decatur. He had a lot of regular patrons and he kept them supplied with fuel. He herded cattle too. Jim Park of No. 3 fire house herdefl with him, and together they drove many a herd of cattle from the prairie about Decatur to the AHer- ton ranch near Monticello. MEMBER OF BAND. Mr. Starr was always fond of music. man band and It has ever since accompanied the band on all its trips away from home. No other band In the country has a more handsome banner. ORGANIZED TANNER CLUB. Mr. Starr was always interested In good government. He was a Republican and had a great deal of political I n f l u - ence, but he was not often a candidate. During John R. Tanner s campaign for governor Mr. Starr organized all of the colored men In the city into a Bill Starr Tanner club. He uniformed the club and It made a great showing. Every colored voter In Decatur belonged to that club. ONE INCIDENT. Twenty-eight years ago a man whom Mr. Starr knew well got to drinking heavily after the accidental death of his little son. It looked as thougn the man was going clear to the bad. One day Mr. Starr went to him and said: "If you will brace up and stop drinking and promise me you won't drink meeting, the one he had traveled to Bloomington to attend. "To me, that was pure friendship. WORTH WHILE. "If there Is anything, above any other Quality of the soul, that makes this old world worth living in, it is friendship. In speaking to the graduating class at Ann Arbor last year. President Emeritus John B. Angell said that among all the advantages of college life, he would place at the head of the list, the opportunity for making- friends "W. H. Starr possessed that faculty to an unusual degree, and while he numbered among his friends a great many prominent people, yet his spirit of friendship knew no bounds, and I am sure there Is no man In Decatur who was considered their friend by so large a number of the people In the common walks of life." HARNESS. SADDLES'/COLLARS. STRAP WORK E. B. Pryor Reports Then} Anything but Profitable. REVENUE IS SMALLER Railroad Dropped $1,583,* 033 in 10 Months. To Attend National Convention of Elks. J. B. Isley, the druggist, will go to St. Louis next Saturday morning, where he will Join the members of the St. Louis lodge of Elks No. 9 on a. special train for Denver to attend the national convention in Denver· ^ from .July 13 to IS. The train leaves i at Louis Saturday mornins at 10 o'clock. Mr. leley goes as an honorary delegate. Samuel Durbin, past exalted ruler of the Decatur lodge, is also gotns out to attend this convention, being a delegate by virtue of his office. Many Uecatur people who have had to pay a dime extra for bread and but. ter on the Wabash dining cars will l.» interested to hear that their money ciul not increase the wealth of the system a great deal. According to the report of Edward B. Pryor, receiver, filed in the United States district court at Pt. Louis yesterday, the Wanash lost $45 . 711.50 on dining car service in the tea I months from July 1, 1913, to April 30, 1914. BIG DEFICIT. During that ten monthsi the total deficit in operating the road amounted to 51,553,032.72. The report shows the gross revenue for the ten months' period amounted to $26.392,953.01. operating expenses J20.- 200 599 15 and the net operating revenuo $5,192,233.72. First Decatur building on Lincoln Square, 1856 to 1866. appreciates it more than Joe. To every one he has been true and noble, loving and giving. To me his life has 'icon almost, If not altogether, perfect I have thought of him nearly every da^'. and I have felt that he has thought of me many times since I have been here, =.nd his influence will be with me .mtil , too, am called away. Then I hope .o meet him and continue our frlend- blp through eternity. 'With best love to all of you," W. J. HOSTETLEK. ing and promise me you won't drink -,. . LJS-}CTI?TI FR any more, I'll give you a Job as long as W. J. HUJJ 1 E, I L-tR Tn his younger days he was a member of Decatur's first band, the band that f^rme-l the nucleus of the present Goodman banri. Recently The Review printed a picture of that old band, an* hun- r-«s of people who were unable to name more than one or two of the men In the picture had ni trouble In picking out W H. Starr. HP was always an a. dent supporter of the Goodman band, and when Beau- manoir pommanderv Xo. 9, Knights Templar, look its pilgrimage to Louisville. K y , to attend the twenty-eighth triennial conclave several years ago Mr Starr insisted on taking the band along He wa? proud of the work of the band on that occasion, and on the way home he suggested that the commandery give the band an appropriate token of appreciation. HANDSOME BANNER. He had noticed that every other band In the big parade had a banner that en abled all to know the name of the band and whpre It was from, and that every feofiy W3"! inquiring where the good band In the grtert uniforms came from He thought a handsome banner of sllli and sold, made up in the colors of th commandery and bearing the inscrio tton that It was presented to the ban by the commandery would be an ap proprlate Rift His suggestion was enthuslastlcall received by the members of the com mandery, and when a few months afte the return from Louisville the com mandery and the band held a reunio that banner was presented to the Good you live, or as long as I live." The man took Mr. Starr at his word. Neither ever broke that promise, and the man Is still In the employ of the firm. He Is one of the most faithful em- ployes and can retain his position an onR as he wants to. R. C. AUGUSTINE TELLS INCIDENT "When I think of the many good qualities of my friend, W. H. Starr," aid R C. Augustine, Tuesday, "the hief one, it seems to me, was a genu- ne spirit of friendliness, manifested on every occasion, and without regard or the station in life of the party ·oncerned. "I shall never forget one occasion when he demonstrated that rare qual- ty, and was the recinient. "Some few years ago, together with certain other Decatur citizens, I was nvlted to speak at Bloomington dur- ng a municipal campaign. "It was my 'first time out," and you may Imagine my feelings as I thought of that multitude of 'faces without any bodies to them.' In the great Coliseum where the mass meeting was held. WENT IN UNIFORM. "It so happened that Beaumanoir commandery made a pilgrimage to Bloomington on the same day, and we all went in uniform. "On the way I fell in with Mr. Starr, and in the course of our talk, told him of my natural timidity in facing that big audience, especially as the rest of the speakers w u e seasoned campaigners. Well, we arrived, marched over to the place where the Templar service was to be held : and, much to my delight, W; H. Bald: " 'Well, R. C., I guess I'll go along with you and hear your speech.' "Now, mark you. that Templar service was of considerable importance, with special music and an address by one of our famous orators, and the- occasion was\ one of keen interest to all Sir Knlshts, but out of the goodness of his heart W. H. got in the machine and accompanied me to the Coliseum, and, figuratively speaking, like Saul. 'Held ray coat while I stoned Stephen.' "In all that vast assemblage. I saw but one face during my talk, and that of coarse, w«s the benevolent, smiling face of ray good friend, W. H. Starr, and my talk was directly wholly twara blra. LETTER IN FULL Expresses Regret Over Serious Condition of W, H. Starr. The following letter from \V. J. Hosteller, was received by Miss Esther Starr a few days ago. W. H Starr and Mr. Hosteller were friends for years. And this letter concerning Mr. Starr doubtless expresses the sentiment of all who knew Jlr. Starr Intimately. "Duluth, Minn., June 29. "Miss Esther Starr-"I have Just received a letter in which was carried the sa.d news of your father's serious condition. We are much grieved to learn of it and we most sincerely hope that he will rally and be spared to you for yet a long time. "No news I have had from Decatur since coming to this north country has affected me so deeply. ''I have regarded your father as the best man I ever knew. I have known him more Intimately than any man and I have talked to him with a free dom that I could not express to others. He was a friend I could trust with the greatest confidence. He has influenced mo more than any other persons, and if I succeed in doing any good in this world I shall ascribe it to his influence upon me through the good example he set before me. ASKED NO FAVORS. "For years I have watched him and studied his character. His life has been the most shining example of self sacrifice and devotion to others that ] ever knew. Times without number 1 have seen him extend a helping hand to others, but never once have I known him to ask a favor for himself. "I love him as a true friend with a devotion that amounts almost to ador atlon. I could never find any faul In him. His blessing hag come to mi and to scores of others whose friend ship was, perhaps, more deserving than mine. "Should it be God's will to at thli time take him from earth, I and hun dreds of others will grieve and mourn with you. who are now and have al ways been, so very dear to him; bu there will be rejoicing In the hosts of heaven because another of God's noblemen will have been transferred to a new field of usefulness. So might It be. "I want you to expresi to your mother the deep sympathy of Mrs. Hosteller and myself. Give ray love to the boys and tell them for me that their father in hU dally life has ehown them the true way to live and that they cannot do better than to follow that example. To Joe he has been vlRS. G. W. LYONS' SISTER INJURED Children Palled on Screen Door and Mother Fell on Sidewalk. Mrs. G. W. Lyons, who was called to Chicago yesterday by a telegram stating that her sister, Mrs. Palmer, had met with a serious accident, sent a message back today saying that her ·sister, though quite seriously hurt, would recover Mr. Palmer and his two children returned from a walk and the children were impatient to get Into the house. They began pulling on the screen door to the porch Just as Mrs. Palmer started to open the door, one of the children gave it a jerk, and Mrs. Palmer fell out hc.ifl foremost onto the cement sidewalk. She was unconscious for some time and it was feared that concussion of the brain would result. The doctors now say that she will re- DtTTOX LEAVES VAXDALIA. Dudley Dutton for two years acting as cashier in the local Vandalla frlegrht house under Freight Agent Fisher, has resigned and his place has been filled by Joseph Waite who has been employed In the freight house offices for some time. Mr. Waite is recommended by Vandalla officers and has a good record behind him. Mr. Dutton has filled the position of cashier creditably during his service NEW SIDEWALK ON WEST MAIN Ordinance* Are Read for Second Time and Pa»»el. Ordinances were read at the city council meeting Monday for the second time and passed, calling for the following sidewalks: West side Broadway from first alley south of Peoria avenue, north to present walk. West side Illinois from Cantrell south to present walk. South side West Main from Edward to Haworth. North side Forrest from Sige! west to first alley. North side West Main from Church street west 307 feet. Squire Mendenhall was named as a special park policeman, on the park department payroll. On motion of Commissioner Robblns, the contract for the year's supply of coal was awarded the M. C. Coal company, but the final awarding the contract will go over to the Thursday meeting. The payroll REVENUE SMALLER. Deducting taxes, $545,926.22, and din. loss, $45,714 iO. the operating Income, the leport fciov,?, Is reduced to $4,296,613.14 Other income of $700,20C 91 brings the balanre up to H.SQG.'JO "3. A deduction of $2,363.403.39 for rentals, hire of equipment and miscellaneous, and the surplus application to payment of interest on underlying mortgage bonds, expenditures for bettermen'?. totaling $4,216,443 39, leave a deficit of 51,183,032.72. The gross revenue, as compared wit'\ the same period of the previous year, shows a decrease of $177.602.83. CASTOR IA lor Infanta and Children, The Kind You Have Always Boiigtt Bears the Signature of Joei i Vit w«iti=« quickly mi etlily --no boiling, so lurd rubbing. OnlySctnttm call* superiors, and leaves tne service in -··» ·-- -- :, , ,,,,».,,, order to take up other work In the ment last week was $307.50 and of the · water and sewer department, $464 35 cover unless tlons set in. unlocked for compllca Mr?. Lyons will remain In Chicago until her sister recovers. Lawn Forty. Ray and Dorothy Trimby gave a lawn party to a few of their friends Saturday evening from B until 10 o'clock. Refreshments were served consisting of ice cream, cake and bananas. The vard was decorated with Japanese lanterns. "In him I knew I had a. sympathetic listener, ajid he counted as naught the LH»L example, aw ova no *«ID ./..,, no mean sacrifice of missing the other much more than a. brother, and no on» A Business Revolutionized Instead of a business depending on your misfortune, and with a watchful eye for the afflicted, our appeal is more generally directed to the fortunate, to those in possession of their family, »n^ sufficiently appreciative to save them the inevitable responsibility. The time to buy anything Is when your mind is clear. Phone for Booklet. Either Phone 1028. WOMEN'S AND MISSES' OUTER GARMENTS July Clearance Sales Wednesday and Thursday Clearance On Dresses Your choice of about 100 washable dresses in gingham, . lawn, and white lingerie dresses; -*- - -- -neat styles with several new models added for Wednesday selling; July clearance price A small lot of white and colored dresses, consisting of crepe, lawn, voile, and lingerie; slightly-shopworn but in good condition; $10.00 values for July clearance Extraordinary values in lawn tissue gingham, crepe and white lingerie dresses,; a mixed lot that had been, selling up to $20.00. Wednesday July clearance price... $5.00 Wash Skirts At July Prices Russian tunic and overskirt effects in cordaline or ratine materials; the very latest models, button trimmed; regular $2.98 and' ?3.98 values; special for Wednesday.. One style in Russian tunic effect, made of a good grade of ratine, trimmed with buttons down the front. Our regular $5.00 skirt, now for Wednesday WE CLOSE AT NOON ON THURSDAYS NEWSPAPER!

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