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Page Fourteen 'THE . D E C A T U R R E V I E W Friday Evening, July 10, 1814. NEW MASONIC HOME PLANNED At Eldorado And Franklin To Cost Over $200,000--No Definite Action Yet--Nearly 1,500 Members Here. Plaits ire bejns considered by Decatu- Masonic orders for the erection of a new Masonitf temple at the corner of Eldorado and Franklin streets to cost over $200,000. The matter has not yet CTStalized into definite form, but action by the loca! lodges is expected to be taker, soon. MEETS WITH FAVOR. ·'·he plan has been talked over by the leading members of the local orders for tea past month and al! are in favor of 'he proposition. There are approximately 1,500 Masons in Decatur. many of ·whom are not affiliated with any local brarch No trouble '-s expected !r. Swinging the financial part of the deal, n Js.the intention to gather all of the orders under one roof, thus insuring cooperation and closer brotherhood. ON PRESENT SITE. The proposal tentatively made by those who are working in the interests of a. new building is that the Masonic property at the corner of Eldorado and ir.-ar.Min streets, now occupied by the old temple, shall be the site of the new structure which is to cost from $200.0 0 0 . t o $300,000. The property ru clear to the alley on Eldorado street and thljs room would be given for the various orders' headquarters, assembly room, banquet rotfms and all other f cilities for a .modern lodge mansion. IDEAL LOCATION. ( Two entrances are proposed, one on Eldorado and the other on Franklin streets with an Eldorado street front age. No better location could be had in the city for lodge headquarters. The neighborhood is a good one. It is a blctk each way from car lines and the o.uffet of the street is insured, thus the meetings would not be disturbed b the noises which greatly bother some of the lodges in their present locations. It is easily accessible from the railroad stations and is only a step from the business center of the city. Parades formed here would not be cut by traffic and otherwise the location Is thought to be ideal. Promoters can give no d e f i n i t e statement on when executive action will b taken, hut they say that the growing favorable sentiment is such that prom ises to brins" the movement to a head eoon. Champaign County First to Let Contracts. WILL GET STATE AID Total Cost $56,000, Half to the County. The contract was awarded yesterday for the first stretch of state aid r'oad in Champaign county. The section let is 5.700 feet long and is known as section C. route No. 7. This is one of three sections of state aid road to he built in Champaign county this year, the three sections aggregating about four miles. The contract went to Stipes Pilcher of Champaign, their hid being $13.150. The estimate of the state engineers on the job was 313.165.85. The work is to be completed by Sept. 20. BRICK ON CONCRETE. The road is to be of brick on a concrete foundation with a flush concrete curb on either side, the brick paving with the-concrete curb having a combined width o£ ten feet. The contract includes approximately 3.350 yards of excavating, 23 7 yards of reinforced concrete in culverts, bridges and walls, and 19.3 yards of plain concrete in bridges and walls. 12.664 yards o£ earth shoulders. 5.700 yards of brick jja.ve-r.e-t and 11.400 llr.eal feet of 6 inch flush concrete gutter. 6,160 FEET LONG. The first stretch of road contracted extends frorr. the north city limits of Champaign in a northwesterly direction ' a^.d !s a part of what is known as the Blooicir.gto- state road. Another section extends from the south limits of Champaign In a southerly direction ar.c! Is approximately 6,160 feet Iocs. The third section extends east from the east limits of Urtana and is 6.600 feet long. The combined length of the three sections is 18,460 feet, a trifle less than four miles. READY FOR LETTING. ' T h e ' o t h e r two sections are ready for the letting. The road has been located, the grade established, the speci- -flcations. snd estimates completed and · they were to have been let at the same fteve as the first. There wa? but one b!d. however, that of Stipes Pilcher. Because the time limit was set by the state highway commission at Sept. 20, this firm felt that they would be unable to complete the three sections ·within that limit and bid only on what they felt they could accomplish. Sections A and B will, therefore, be ad- ve-tiaed again and the letting will probably be or. the 2d of this month. It is expected that all three sections wil! be completed this year. "WIDTH. It will be noticed that this state aid road In Champaign county is to be paved only ten feet wide.' The specifications .for these state aid roads are prepared by the state highway engineer and the matter of the width of the paving is finally decided by the state board. But the state board is disposed to defer very consiorably to the wishes of the county authorities. The Champaign county people thought they would like a. hard road with a "Httle less on the sides and a good deal more on the _ ends." That is. they preferred four miles of te» loot road to two miles of eighteen or twenty foot road. The road", however, is to be graded thirty feet wide and there will be ten feet of good earth road at either side of the hard road. * IN CENTER. The Champaign county authorities thought they wanted the paving at one side of the road. The state authorities specified that it should be In the mid- d'l* and that Is the way it is to be built. This is a point upon which hard road men when building a single track are divided. In Newman township the pave ment is laid so that one edge of the pavement is in the center of the high way. That puts all of the earth road a one side, which perhaps facilitates th working of the earth road. 556,000 TOTAL COST. There will be spent on state ai roads in Champaign c o u n t y this year total of $56,000 Half of this a m o u n t t the county's allotment of the state air road f u n d and the other half was ap propriated by the c o u n t y board. READY THIS WINTER. It was the sense of the Champaigi c o u n t y board that it was their duty t' realize upon the state aid f u n d just a promptly as possible. The board lost n t i m e in m a k i n g the appropriation t meet the allotment of state f u n d fo that c o u n t y There are several countie ip this S f c l i ^ n of the state that h a v their state aid roads up to the point t l e t t i n g contracts but Champaign is th first one to a c t u a l l y let contracts an the road v.'ill he u n d e r eonstruetio w i r h m a week. Before winter the conn tv will h a v e f o u r miles of brick stat aid road in service. BETTER EARTH ROADS. According to George C. Fairclo, coun ty superintendent of highways, townships in Champaign county ar taking any steDF toward building hard roads. It is possible for the townships to do tr.is u n d e r the ne'.v road law. But the townships are generally doing good work on the earth roads. Many new concrete culverts and smaller bridges are being constructed and the road work generally shows improvement. It is noticeable, says S u p e r i n t e n d e n t Fairclo. that township highway commissioners are shaping t h e i r roads better. Instead of the curved section high in the middle and sloping sharply into the side ditches they are b u l l i n g roads with a flatter section and with real ditches at the side. This is the Tuscola plan and to make all portions of the graded section of the highway usable. Will Name Judge John's Successor in Morning. Devore and Putnam Have Narrow Escape. 'I expect to name a successor to the ate Judge W. C. Johns in the sixth, judicial district Saturday morning," said Governor E. F. Dunne to The Review by telephone from Springfield, Friday afternoon. "Nothing has been done today but a decision will be made tomor- rom morning." WAIT WITH INTEREST. Supporters of the three candidates for the position, I. A. Buckingham and W. K. Whitfield of Decatur and Attorney E J Sweeney of Clinton are awaiting the result with considerable interest Sweeney of Clinton Is r u n n i n g a strong race for the place it Is said. TRAIN DRAGS WIRES Woman's Shoulder Broken in Accident. Engine Shoots Across Front of Auto. n Fire Chief Devore and Fireman Jack l-'utnam had a miraculous escape from eerious i n j u r y as also did many pedestrians when Putnam, driving the chief's car to a fire call, ran the machine into a big pole at the Intersection of Water street and the Wabash lailroad to av«ld a freight train at 5 o'clock Thursday evening. It all happened because a little girl about twelve years old turned in a false alarm out in the Chamber of Commerce addition. ENGINE SHOOTS ACROSS. Water street The only apparent damage was a dent in the front end and the lights bent in. It will be necessary to get a new radiator 'or the car, but the damage is so slight the firemen will be able to repair it them- selve's Wires were broken down on both sides of the track for some distance and traffic was tied up at this crossing for some time until repairmen could get out and get the wires back up. Cars and interurbans came and went by way of Edward street. VEGETABLES ARE~ BEING SHIPPED IN Not Enough Raised on Track F«rm» Xear Decatur. Conditions remain about the same In the local market offerings for this ·week. In th'e vegetable line, nearly everything is being shipped in. because not enough is being raised on the truck farms around Decatur, to supply the demand. Beans and peas are being shipped in as also are tomatoes, which are selling at 35 cents It is just a Httle tomatoes and a 200 Rural Carriers In Convention Here Mayor Dinneen Welcomes Visitors And Postmaster Bering Talks--Attend Baseball Game. The big 2400 engine with Its drag just shot across lor a large basket, early, however, for week or so m'ay find a fair offering of this p r o d u c t in the home grown line. Cabbage also has to be shipped in. It sells at i cents a pound. FRUIT PRICES. In the f r u i t line, Michigan cherries are selling at two quarts for 25 cents, = i\hile gooseberries f r o m the same the crossing going! state are selling at 10 cents a quart. Mrs Walter Walmsley, 335 South New street, who has been camping at Lost bridge for some time, sustained a very painful i n j u r y Friday when she fell f r o m a porch, breaking her shoulder. Mrs. Walmsley was visiting neighboring farm and was pitting" on the porch in a rocking chair with her baby in her arms. The chair kept sliding slowly towards the edge of the porch unnoticed by Mrs. Walmsley. ROCKER SLIPPED OFF, Finally one rocker slipped off of the porch, throwing Mrs. -Walmsloy and the baby off onto the ground. The boby was not hurt, and it was thought at first that Mrs. Walmlsley was only brui=ed. east as the chiefs car was about 100 feet from the crossing. The auto was going north on the east side of Water street at about a forty-mile clip. The s«cond the engine came into view, Driver Putnam applied all brakes, but K n o w i n g he could not stop without bitting the train, t u r n e d towards the west side of Water street. It would have been impossible to turn the ma- The s to a i chine directly down the tracks. c nly thing that could be done wa drive right into tile big telephone pole the curbing right ut pole,',' said which stood at the intersection. "I'm going into that Putnam to the chief. "All right,'" was the reply and the two men in the car braced themselves for the jar. FELL BETWEEN MEN. The car struck the car amfdshlps and splintered off at the ground like An X-ray examination s h o w - ! * 1 · ed h o w e v e r , that her shoull.r was t o o t h p i c k . The car went on and stopped within a few inches of the still The pole fell down between the She will' be laid up for some time A c c i d e n t s of this sort are v e i y common in this city, according to the phjsicians, a n u m b e r of them occurring every summer. This is a strong a r g u m e n t for porch tailing's. Blueberries are 20 cents a Quart and currants 15 cents. Peaches are 30 cents a basket, large plums, 50 cents c. basket and wild goose plums, 10 cents a quart. Watermelons still hover around the 40 cent mark, while cantaloupes are still about three for · c . quarter. There is no change In the price of butter and eggs. Scraps of News. LEI KNOT Lost Health While Nursing Her Father. moving train. . ngtlnvise on the car two men while .he wires at the top of it caught between two box cars, drag- j c! ' owdp Sing the pole back over the auto. Luckily it fell between them and when it pulled back over the auto, it bare- !·- bruised the driver. MORE POLES GO DOWN. Then the wires, caught between the two cars, proved stronger than the !r,oles. ' It started the first pole drag- ing down the track. In a few seconds ..nother pole on the north side of the track came down, followed by an arc l.ght and a second pole on the north TO BAT VIEW. C. Ammann and Mrs. J. C. Ammann and daughter, Pearl, left Thursday for a month's visit at Bay View, Mich. ICE CREAM SOCIAL. The married women of St. James German Catholic church will give an ice cream social next Sunday evening beginning at 8 o'clock in the St. James hall on East Clay street. Extensive arrangements are being made by the women for handling a big Consider Getting Supply for Entire Factory. The Mueller Manufacturing companj has been for some weeks considering sinking a well at their plant with a view to getting their entire supply of water for the factory in that way. By having a well, the drinking water will be cool, and besides that, the company win be saved some expense over the present plan of buying water from the city. A number of factories about the city are getting their water supply from wells among them being the Ice plants, the Decatur Ice Cream company and the Benson creamery. Tonight's Pictures CRYSTAL--"A Relic of Old Japan," with Tsuro Aoki and Mr Toshida; "Our Country " BIJOU--"The Wrath of the Gods; or The Destruction of Sakura-Jlma." (six reels). -NICKEL BIJOU--"At Mexico's Mercy," with J. Warren Kerrigan- "An Old Rag Do'!." with Wm. Shay. "Billy's Vacation;" "Mike Jalu In the Wild West." COEXER--"In the Stretch;" "Fisherman's Luck " CRESCENT--"The Pursuit of "Aunty's Money Bag;" "When Loves," The Woman In Black." Hate;" Sma'tz AMERICAN--"The Baited Trap," King BnffBOtt;_"A Jealous Husband/ 1 "His Weakness^onquered." , RAILROAD GOSSIP, with and H. W Andrews, employed in the Wabash lumber yard in East Decatur, is In th' Wabash hospital suffering from 'severe cut on the Cace received fron\ a falling crowbar Thursday morning. Several stitches were taken in the cut. Wabash Brakeman Dunn, whose arm was cut off at Raymond Wednesday, was trough to the Wabash hospital about 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon and Is reported to be resting easily. His left arm was severe*! above the elbow, but unless complications In he wilt recover. The death o* Miss Lena KJrby who has spent her life in the v i c i n i t y of Decatur and is well known here for her musical ability, occurred Thursday night in St. J o h n s hospital, Springfield. She has been s u f f e r i n g f i o m heart trouble for a year or more, and was taken to the hospital two weeks ago when the case was declared hopeless. During" her life Miss K i r b y lived with and cared for her father who in 1S92 moved tD a place near Illiopolis and who died a b o u t a year ago.^In caring 1 for her father during his last illness Miss K i r b y ' a health broke and she errew steadily worse u n t i l she was taken to the hospital. She leaves two sisters and two brothers all living in Decatur. They are Mrs. L. Shaffer and Mrs. Lee Ness, and Alexander and Thomas J. Kirby. All funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but it has been decided that interment will be in Calvary cemetery. DEATHS. MRS. SUSAN M'JIILLAN. Mrs. Susan Ann McMillan died at 6 o'clock Thursday evening at the residence, 2443 East Cerro Gordo street. Her age was fifty-six years, eight months and twenty-five days. Her death was caused by paralysis after an Illness of one week. She was born in Washington county, Ky., Oct. 15, 1857. She had lived in Decatur for the past fifteen years. She is survived by her husband, Robert R. McMillan, and the following children. James H. McMillan of Washington county, Ky.. W. F. McMillan of Indianapolis, Mrs. Iva Marshall, Robert McMillan and Miss Laura McMillan of Decatur and Mrs. Mollie Carr of Macoa. The funeral was set for 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, the body to be taken to Kentucky for burial. MRS NANCY WILLIAMS. Mrs. Nancy Williams, of this city, died Friday morning of apoplexy at Memphis, Tenn., where she went a few months ago. Her sister was with her at the time of her death. The remains will arrive Saturday morning at 8:10 o'clock, and the arrangements for the funeral will be announced later. FUNERALS. MRS. RUTH LATHROP. The funeral o{ Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Lathrop will be held at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of her son. Harry Lathrop, 1327 North College street. The interment will tie In Greenwood. DEEDS RECORDED. H. T. Salzer to A. A. Harlan, lot 27. block 1, ElBon Heights: J1.600. C. A, White to W. A. "WalleiNler, lot 2. block 1, Syndicate addition; II. W P Caihoun to Mary F. Peake. part or lot 1. b'lnck 4, ·Western addition: 53,390. Mary F Peake to W. F. Calhoun. tract In block 4. Western addition: $5.500. Joel Cotner to L-ula Adams, et. al , lots 6, 7 arid 8, block 20, Railroad addition to Macon; »1. MEETINGS* MASONIC. Macon £,cdge. N*o. 8, A. F. and A. M.-Meeting tonight at T:SO o'clock for work. TO CONNECT SEWER. Workmen began tearing an-ay the upper part of the Jasper street sewer Thursday. The ne%v sewer will ready to connect up In a few days. be side of the track. During all of this time, wires were snapping right and kit. First telephone and city light ·nires pulled, mapped and pumped into the air and fell to the ground, ifcen came the street car company's trolley wires and then wires Hong the l a i h o a d track. Bits of glass located in d i f f e r e n t places were heard breaking. The whole th'ig happened within t w e n t y or t h i r t y seconds and Pro- ?Lced enough noise to sound like a v.-allfng wall. MANY PEDESTRIANS. It was just a few minutes past 5 c clock when many people were traveling up and down Water street. People in autos and rigs were Just coming from the ball game and the street cars from the grounds were just arriving. A long Wabash freight t i a i n had just gone out. While it v a 9 crossing Water street, there was couple of street cars and an interurban car, ten or f i f t e e n rigs, several diays and autos and an automobile nbulance and at least f i f t y people on the north side of the track waiting to get across and it seemed about that fany on the south side of the track. ANOTHER FREIGHT. When this train passed, the crossing was packed with traffic. The last of these rigs and people had just crossed when the freight train came from the west. The crossing flagman had been standing to one side to let everyone by. Water street on both sides was so lined with wagons and autus that it was Impossible to see the fire chief coming, and the noise at that time was loud enough to keep him from hearing the gong until too late. At that he made a desperate effort to flag down the speeding machine. TRIED TO FLAG HIM. A newspaper man who had Just crossed ahead of the incoming freight in a buggy with Commissioner Harry R u t h r a u f f , seeing what was sure to happen, tried to flag down the chief. "That was the first thins we saw," said Chief Devore Friday, "someone in a buggy trying to flag us. We started to stop then, but it was too late." The man who tried to flag them was right at the Cerro Gordo street Intersection and he started waving them down when just a short distance south of Cerro Gordo street. About that time several others also commenced waving their hands to stop them. TRAIN IS STOPPED. The wires, fastened to the pole struck by the machine, caught about four cars behind the engine. The engineer applied the brakes lust after he was over the crossing and stopped about nine or ten car lengths down the track. Had he kept on many more wires and poles might have fallen. The wires were much stronger than the poles. To make matters worse, with all the dangerous wires dangling over the sidewalks and streets, a crowd of several hundred people gathered within a minute until It was impossible for the patrolman on the beat - to keep STILL IN JAIL. It appeared at the preliminary hearing in which Laura Marie Smith was charged with disorderly conduct at the cemetery Sunday evening, that the y o u n g lady was past the age of sixteen years and the charge of assault upon her was 'dismissed. It also appeared that she had been in this city only about two weeks, and formerly lived w i t h a family named Gray in Missouri before coming to this city. She is still in the county jail in default of her fine on the charge of disorderly conduct. With over 200 members present, the i best meeting ever held by the Illinois Rural Letter Carriers' association was opened in the T. 31. C. A, gymnasium Friday morning. It was thought that at least 250 would be here for the remainder of the sessions. Although Editor W. D. Brown of the R. F. D. New? at Washington was unable to be on hand for his address on the morning program, yet the morn- ng meeting was so full of interesting discussion that at 11:30 it had only reached the part of the program allotted to the m o r n i n g recess. At that time the meeting was adjourned u n t i l 1 o'clock, at which time the' morning program was continued. It was hoped to get t o - t h e ball game at 3 o'clock. FREE AT BALL GAME. Postmaster Bering i n f o r m e d the delegates in the morning that all would be admitted to the ball game free. The opening timbers of the meeting were as usual with the opening by M. W. Randolph, president of the local organization, an invocation by Rev. H. S. Roblee and a song by the Templar quartet. Following this. Mayor Dinneen kept up his reputation as a welcoming speaker, and President Fred S. Putnam of the state body replied. Postmaster W. M. Bering was scheduled for the next talk, but he didn't happes to be there just then and Herbert E. Fleming, a f o r m e r n e w s p a p e r man and now editor of the Civil Service News of Chicago, was called on for a talk. This is where- the program became extremely interesting. TALKS OX BENEFITS. Fleming talked on the b e n e f i t s to such an organization from publicity, from having a good organization and discussrd the civil service proposition, horse maintenance and better pay for rural carriers and advancement upon the merit system and promotion examinations. He declared tlia't u n d e r such a system it should be so that a r u r a l carrier could climb as high as the office of first assistant postmaster general. He said that all postmasters ought to be l e q u i r e d to take an examination and that it was absurd for the public to be seived in a supervisory office by a politician not gaining' his office by the merit and examination route. BERING WAS THERE. ''I'm sorry the Decatur poEtmcst"" is not here this morning." said FlL-iy..r.£r. "because I \\ould say it before hira as well as while he is absent.'* However, Postmaster Bering was I there and had been there almost since the beginning of Fleming's talk. Mr. Bering then advanced and defended himself, saying that that shoe didn't fit him and he wasn't going to wear it. However, there were no personal remarks made as Mr. Fleming had made a general statement and not on» reflecting on any particular postmaster, and this was understood by Mr. Bering. E'OOD FOR ARGUMENT. v The local postmaster then gave an. interesting talk, some of his statements meeting with applause and others not being agreed upon. Whenever these came up the delegates would start discussions, and altogether the local postmaster's talk furnished food for m u c h interesting argument. He recommended that the carriers not only have the maximum pay limit of $1,200 a year, but that they have horse. and wagon expense besides, He also tola of the experiment here of saltins the roads in Fairview park and of the, success, and the cost, which Is about $80 a mile. This topic brought forth many questions from the visitors. COMMITTEES NAMED. Following his talk, the following committees were named: Credentials--Bon Bernlus, Russell Smith. S. L. Croy. Resolutions--Ed Ackerman. Floyd Snyder, James Emerson, W. F. Slack. Harry M. Brown, O. H. Lumm. Constitution and by-laws--W. E. Gilchrist, John O. Klinger, Bert A. Elack- orJ, II.' W. Randolph, A l n Peosson. A u d i t i n g committee--D. \\. Jancoclc, Phil Somerland, H. Van Pelt. CONVENTION- GOSSIP. All the state officers ivere on hanrt nt 11- T oprn'.v: "nc^.cn, including: Secretary Jor ~i- Wil',?'-,*; or l.^rna, who Is about the busk- : man en the joo, Officials of the Y. ?r. C A. extended r.n i m r a t l o r to the dPk?stes to use the swlrr.- nim? pool as much as they cared to. IlLTl-n " Fleming, editor and manager of t!-' f M ' £cr. ire Xe'.vs, ar.d G. S. Yale. su ! n r lor tl'it paper, are I ot,,i joalna meeting , on hard EO far Cor th« W. F Colvln. A. W. Doan, J O. Erscr -ant Joe Pennlngton. ruml carriers from oln . are here to host Oln* 1 ;- for the nt.Et ?.- · mt-rt.ny Tho\ have ne^cr yet had the r ^ n % r n t i o n in their city -and belie'.c it v o u n l strengthen the organization In the sor-t. 1 i rn part of the state r-onsiderably to ha\ ' t i e nuotmg dou n there The C. of C '-' Oli.cy is backing these delegates with II. e i i i CLrtributions. Thov also cia^m to hav.- t r e best op'Tj hotist- in the state south ci' C l 'icaco a^. 1 Tiary sic'us of interc c t abO':r tl-r city f.^r the delegites to visit, includlr.-r the oil wells. _ It Is imdirstod that quite i\ number ! candidates are · it 'T sorr.^ of the o'fir, *. John Defienbau 1 :.! o: Dcca^'-ir, :s a canc:dato lor the national ^c.orale' job. BARBECUE. There will be a barbecue and picnic at FairUew park July 21 tinder the auspices of the Churc': of the Living God. The committee in charge is to be Mrs. Pryor, Mrs. Carroll. Mrs. McGavock, Mrs. Stringer, Mr. Pryor and Elder T. S. Hendershott, pastor. "" GOorTrisHiNG Earl Horine is spending his vacation at Smith's mill. He writes that he has been catching large numbers cf channel cat below the dam and has more than he can eat. SLIPPED ON GRASS. Arthur Sensenbaueh, 463 South Crea street, had a rather curious but pain- tul accident Thursday afternoon, when he slipped on the dry grass near his home and fell, breaking his left arm between the wrist and elbow. ROLLIN MALLORY" RETURNS HOME Arrange* for Opening of Empre»«| Hnndsome Decorations. Rollln V. Mallory, manager of the Empress theater, and his wife have returned from New York city where they spent the past three weeks. While there Mr. Mallory arranged for the reopening of vaudeville at the Empress on Labor day. Jack Bessey and his company will be here on July 26 for an engagement. SCENES ON CEILfNG. Rapid progress is being made on the Improvements at the Empress. The walls and ceiling are tinted pink with jose gold trimmings. A Chicago scene painter has completed work of painting two mountain scenes on the ceiling near the stage. A glass partition has been built at the rear of the lower floor which will keep out sounds from the street. The aisles will be covered with thick, velvet carpet. New silk draperies will be hung. The improvements are costing in the neighborhood of ?2,000. Congregational Sunday School and St. Johannes' Fairview park was the scene of dozens of picnics Thursday a f t e r r n o n . ·y for -- rush several officers to the crossing to help out in the mix up. The chief's car was backed on to ranging all the way from parties of about four to grour« of several h u n - dred. The two largest picnics were those of the Congregational church and the Sewing circle of the St. Johannes' German Lutheran church, about 200 people attending each of these. At every table in the park was a party of people with their supper. Four suppers were served in the pavilion at the supper hour. Probably alto- supper was served by this company as a r e f i e s h m e n t stand was in operation and t r e peonle purchased what they wanted there. Games and races wera p j . '-M d i.-jt in t;.*- afternoon. t!ie women tailing part in these. Sor.ie handsome prices were awarded the winners. Receipts at the refreshment stanl were good, consid.rlng the attendance. BAPTIST DISTRICTS. Districts 7 and S of the First Bapti-: chu'-ch held tne.r regular meeting in the form of a picnic in the park. wi»!i nearly f i f t \ pujsent. Two new mem- V-ers were received and plans wet a for a b a k e r . £"!e. Su,:per was served in the pavi'.'.on. The illftr.cts ..-· -c-.tcrt the invitation of Vrs. George Yv'enthcrby to hold a o;ur.'irsr party at her home for tha b r r - f t of the poclrty. The date for t h i s partv has not been set. AT NELSON PARK. The picnic of the Riverside aBptist S u n d a y school, which was held Thurs- · day afternoon in Nelson park, wa? at. tended by about seven-ty-five people, VEER BROWNBACK MUCH BETTER One Eye Will Be Si-red and Little Dl»- flgrnremcBt Expected. / Word was received Friday morning stating that Vandeveer Brownbaek, who was seriously injured by an explosion at the Country club on July 4, is much -improved. There is now no doubt that his left eye will be sav- ght that aside from the loss little It is thou of/'hls rig ight eye, his face will be disfigured. He Is now resting easily and little anxiety Is felt for his recovery. BORN. rs. B. B. Bu »h"rTM*TiVv!" J ?" «"'.!_ Vhp«n wires and 1*4" ToUfV'and Mrs. R. J. Trimmer. 1445 Sorth them all back from these wires ami ir Morg £ n |treet July B _ dau! . htel ... was necessary for the police patrol to · · To Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Burns, 144 Johnson avenue. July 10, a SOB. The 100 DECREES. temperature · this afternoon reached 100. At noon It waa 9$, gether there were t w e n t v f j v e or f i f t y picnic groups in the park. NEW SUPER PLAN. Most of the Congregationalists arrived in the. park between 4and 5 o'clock. A d i f f e r e n t plan was tried in the serving of the supper and m e m - bers of the school were especially well pleased with it. Ten cent-* had been c o n t r i b u t e d for each child present and fifteen cents fu each adult. This monev was u?ed In buying supplies by the social committee from the Ladles' society arrd the supper was served by this committee under the direction of Mrs. F. P. B r i n t - llnger and Mrs. J. F. Waltz. Pome tilings including baked beans, cakes, potato salad,' and sandwiches, were prepared by the women at home A kitchen was set up in the northeast corner of the pavilion, the women using a two hole oil stove. A coffee urn also was set up, and hot coffee was served, a coffee demonstrator presiding over that feature. Potato chin". pickles and ice cream included In the menu for the supper. 200 PEOPLE SERVED. Over 200 people were served at three long tables. All the people were seated at once and there was plenty to eat for evtrybody. An unusual feature that attracted, much attention from the children was the fact that waiters with extra, supplies of Ice cream walked up and down and asked if anyone wanted more. Several folks of about ten years of age and younger remarked that for the first time In their lives they had had ice cream enough. The men appeared to appreciate the bnkcd beans as much as anything else. E. P. Trvine, superintendent, assisted in placing the table* and providing the Ice cream. It -was a real picnic for all who were present ST. POHANNES' CIRCLE. St. Johannes' Sewing circle had invited members of the congregation to attend but many were unable to do so and the attendance was not as large as had been expected, though about 200 persons were present. No picnic Tho r i c n i c was carried out as planned and v.as an enjoyable occasion. Philadelphia Pittsburgh Mattison Gibson. JfATIOXAJ 0 i) and Dooin; Harmon and AMERICA* Cleveland New York FIRST GAME. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 Gregg and O'Xeil; \Varhop, Pieh anil Nunamaker. Chicago 0 0 0 Boston .'. 0 O O Scott and Schalk; Johnson and Cady. St. Louis Washington 3 Taylor and Agnew; Johnson and Aln- smith. Detroit Philadelphia . . Cavetd and Schang. Bajter; Pennock £:i Plentr at Fuel. "Fuel comes easy In some o.uarters." "How so?" "Country editors get poems and dictators get ultimatums." How Thoughtful. "I suppose, Jane, you couldn't thlnl; of going' to the matinee In that shaJrtiy old hat?" "Oh. you dear man! How thoughtful you are! I really couldn't think of It." "Yes! Just what I thought, »o t bought only one ticket," v-' ^ IEWSPAPER! si EW SPA PERI

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