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DECATUR MEN TAKEN FEDERAL AUTHORITIES Mail Carrier, Sam Davidson, Baker, Glen atkins, James Dough erty, Thomas Clarken and wman, Wabash Employes, Arrested. were arrested Decatur United men States deputy and at 5 taken o'clock to Springin the afFiren a Commissioner hearing Culp. were ederal their bond called to apreathe Federal arrested and the arunst each colored, follow: for mis2 kiss 0. S. mails.

for buying stolen gridson, Nabash engineer, for packages. Stern, a car. Wabash switchDaugherty, rob a car. intent Wabash switchman rob a car. Bowman, to Wabash switchClarken, to rob a car.

ritchmen Broke Freight Car and Thomas Clarkoman entehmen on the Wabash, get with with breaking intent to the steal seal car freight. They were refurnishing bond, alleged that Bowman and en Sunday night freight were seen car, the seals on a the car, but the special raiting act in of order breaking to cattle the aside of the car, misjudged of their actions, or the men brightened on hearing some they escaped, from the and altbough before they The matter was with the railroad adminisand tie grand jury acted The affair occurred matter. Decatur yards. and Daugherty Not Guilty Once Stern, engineer, Daughters, switchman, both of the Wabash in Decatur, urged in a bench warrant isthe federal grand jury, with into a freight with insteal Interstate freight. Case grows out of an affair when special agents of caught Daugherty in a one man escaped, but after a light had been his face, and at the time, agents thought that a the man.

But later, when eared in the court of Justice Sole, Stern established an the court that he had his engine during the entire and was released. Daughplaced under bond in the Nil to await the action of furs. re He Bought From Boys tourt. Mail Matter Jut Building Davidson, baker, 543 North distreet, was charged with restolen parcel post packages. wrest was made a bench warby the Federal grand jury.

Joe Furry, aged 18, was arrecently, and charged with havden parcel post packages from postoffice and asked what With them, he told the local Zat he had turned the goods Smith, who disposed It was that upon openpackages that Smith would their value, it is charged would take them to Mr. Dawho would buy them for a When the two boys were they told this to the local the matter was taken up Federal authorities, who rematter to the Federal The indictment followed. GrEy was sent to Fort Leavfor a period of two years, case of young Smith, who lage, is still pending before of the Springfield Watkins, well-known Decatur tan, 603 South Jackson street, ft recently employed as a city was arrested on Indictissued by the Federal grand arging him with secretion or cement of United States mails. Ens is a married with man let Aldren, and was considered a the colored people of the Until recently he was employhe local postoffice as a mail but when charges were placed him that he had been secretinstead of delivering it, he al and the action by Charged, authorities has been exsome little time. de is a most peculiar one act that he neither the mail, opened but it appears that not Tant to deliver certain mall to out of the way houses route, and dumped these pieces out-building.

The mail in of circulars or adconsisted matter, little of it first Thing that Letters of importance, would be noticed on the missing list. In atkins the neighborhood noticed was doing. Matter and reportto the local postoffice Upon watching the activications cartier, it was found that were true, and more TOWN TALK Sand and Hot Doughnuts both ricatessen. afternoon, 226 at N. New Main.

EngTO CARS PAINTING English, 160 W. Main. WASHED ATHAN THE TAILOR ANNIE L. JEFFRIS Fours 224-225 Millikin Bldg. Factor, 80 to 8:00 $:30 00 to 1:00 to p.

m. Office phone REWARD Place mink muff lost betweer. of night. and Wabash railroad Main 2677. Phone.

DECATUR HERALD SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1919. DECATUR HERALD PHOTOGRAPHER ANTRIM IN GERMANY Ray Antrim is a son Mr. and Mrs. I. H.

Antrim, 1750 East street, and has been a photographer Cantrell the American army in France and now in Germany. He is here shown in a 'U. automobile in Luxemburg, surrounded by some of the inhabitants that town which he says is "one of the finest little places I was ever in." COMMITTEES IN Y. W. CAMPAIGN ARE SELECTED 200 Women Named to Take Charge of Drive, Starting Monday GOAL IS NOW $7,000 Beginning Moncay the women workers will start out on the campaign to raise money for the Y.

W. C. A. As $7,000 is the amount to be raised the women are planning to cover the town thoroughly. This is the first time in four years that the Y.

W. C. A. has asked for money, and the association here feels that the response generaus. Part of the fund 'go to national work "will and part will go toward making much needed repairs in the association building, here.

Mrs. Lewis is in charge the workers, and part of list of workers is given here. The list will be completed early in the week. Mrs. J.

D. Moore, Captain 1. Mra. J. W.

Stroupe. Miss Jessie Lockett. Miss Ruth Cade. Mrs. T.

Prentice, Captain 16. Mrs. Forrest File. Mrs. Foster Waltz, Miss Marguerite Webber.

Mrs. L. L. Bartlett, Captain 15. Miss Hildred Arthur.

Mrs. George Allen. Mrs. H. E.

Baker. Mrs. H. R. Gregory.

Mrs. J. Holt. Miss Gertrude Heller. Miss Ada Johnson.

Miss Minerva Merker. Mrs. Will C. Wood. Miss Woodson.

Mrs. J. Moreland, Captain 2. Mr. Mi.

W. Fitzpatrick, Mrs. C. Nicholson. Mrs.

Edna K. Whitley, Captain 36. Miss Mildred Krigbaum. Mrs. C.

R. Dick. Mrs. W. H.

Carter. Miss Catherine McGorray. Mrs. R. Dickerson.

Miss Madge Cushing, Captain 24. Mrs. F. L. Weidmer.

Mrs. F. Pahmeyer. Mre. C.

A. McMillen, Miss Eloise Lutz. Mrs. Arthur Waggoner. Mrs.

Roy Cope. Mrs. Morton Sly, Mrs. R. W.

O' Bannon, Captain 9. Mrs. R. C. Augustine.

Mrs. Ned Freeman. Mrs. H. I.

Keeler. Mrs. L. H. Burley.

Mrs. Roy Parrish. Mrs. C. A.

Rude. Mrs. F. B. Corzine.

Mrs. W. N. Cannon. Mrs.

W. Hull. Mrs. J. A.

Varnes, Captain 1. Mrs. J. H. Hall.

Mrs. William Kitchen. Mrs. G. A.

Leaser, Mrs. A. E. Lindamood. Mrs.

Fred Ives. Miss Louise Varnes. Miss M. Buckingham, Captain 13. Mrs.

George Steele. Mrs. Charles Logan. Mrs. D.

Macknett. Mrs. Clara Hawkins, Captain 20. Mrs. Barnes, Mrs.

Olds. Mre. Leach. Mrs. Jay Montgomery.

Mrs. F. Grimsley. Mrs. L.

Stookey. Mrs. W. F. Heinie, Captain 6.

Mrs. 0. E. Peacock. Mrs.

J. C. Davis. Mrs. Charles Seip.

Mrs. W. L. Smith. Mrs.

E. O. Shively, Miss Lillian Pollard. Mrs. L.

G. Gray, Captain 19. Miss Florence Page. Mrs. F.

M. Dickerson. Miss Hilard Arthur. Miss Irene Hammon. Mre.

F. Cruickshank. Mrs. R. L.

Morris. Mrs. E. F. Telling, Captain 33.

Mrs. L. L. Mercker. Miss Clayton, Captain 84.

Mrs. J. J. Dorsey. Mrs.

C. P. Kennedy. Mrs. W.

Grindol. Mrs. A. Cantrell. Mrs.

Percy Sullivan, -Captain 23. Mrs. Hughey. Mrs. Eula McKim.

Mrs. Stoddard, Captain 27. Miss Laura Belinski. Captain 28. Mrs.

Tom Whitley, Captain 29. Mrs. W. A. Olman, Roberts, Captain 32.

Mrs. F. W. 22. Mrs.

B. F. Baldwin, Captain 31. Miss Louise Dunn. Miss Arline Doren.

Miss Hazel Henton. Mrs. Rollin Pease. 26. Mrs.

E. A. Waltz, Captain Mrs. W. R.

Hopkins. Mrs. J. E. Downey.

Mrs. D. R. Coutter, Captain 18. Miss Delight Harper.

Miss Rugh. Miss Edwards. Miss Ora Bellamy. Miss Nannie Part. Mrs.

Charles Wykoff. Mrs. D. Armstrong. Mrs.

Cal Bliler. 21. Mrs. H. Baird, Captain Miss Connell, Mrs.

Jackson. Mrs. Frank Baldwin. 1, Mrs. J.

D. Moore, Captain 16. Mrs. T. J.

Prentice, Captain F. Wise, Captain 17. Mrs. H. Miss Mary Mattes.

Mrs. R. Redmon. Mrs Earl Dawson. Mrs.

Earl Weatherford, Mrs. Earl Miles. Mrs. J. J.

Kraiger. Mrs. Perry Carter, Mrs. R. F.

Duggan, Captain 3. Mrs. J. K. Bukhelder.

Mrs. Barry Johnson. Mrs. Cal Waggoner. Sirs.

Nellie Cline. Mrs. Milton Bergen, Captaln 1. Mrs. A.

D. Mercer. Mrs. Ada Siliba, Mrs. Barber.

Miss Elizabeth Hinkle. Mrs. Alice McMahan. Mrs. Martha Theobald.

Mrs. Elmer Baker, Captain 12, Miss Louise Finion. Mrs. E. E.

Kryder. Mrs. George W. Harris, Captain 10. Mrs.

C. H. Patterson, Mrs. H. Ni.

Fisher. Mrs. J. Nect. SANGAMON WOULD LOOK BETTER TO HIM THAN RHINE That Little River South of Decatur Good Enough, Zeigler Writes.

"May be the Rhine does not offer some of the most beautiful scenery known to the world, but just now the Sangamon would look all right to me," wrote Corporal Dewitt Zeigler from Rhinebrohle, Germany. Rated as a bugler in the 6th company, 96th regiment, Marines, second division, as a runner or dispatch bearer Corporal Zeigler, who only 17 when he enlisted has seen service plenty on the fighting line for the second division fought at ChatteauThierry, St. Mihiel. Rheims and Sedan, and the marines are accorded a full share of the what was done in those engagements." It was not alone in trenches that Corporal Zeigler saw then things that inspired the wish to be at home again. Since the armistice WaS signed he has become a vegetarian and explain that, temporarily quartered In a big house owned by a German he suddenly possessed an aversion for all flesh food.

One night the horse belonging to the German sickened and died. The next morning the German skinned the dead animal and cut up the body for food, hanging some of the carcass the attic of the dwelling. Within 48 hours some of the gang started the story that meat served in the mess nad a new strange flavor and that was followed by the suggestion that the marines had eaten horse meat. Corporal Zelgler says that he has, he thinks with good reason, because a vegetarian. SECURE $5,200 FOR Y.

M. C. A. Expect $6,000 in Few Days--Membership Makes Big Gain With a total of $5,200 in subscriptions reported in to Y. M.

C. headquarters Saturday night, it was tically certain that the financial side of the campaign for $6,000 which the Y. M. C. inaugurated last Tuesday would be completed.

The records showed a total of 225 new memberships, and these are new memberships in fact. Up to the present time there have been no als reported in, and these with the membership workers yet to hear from promise to put the second phase of the campaign over next week. closing Monday up will the be odds devoted and ends largely of the to campaign for funds, while it is expected that the membership quota will be completed by the middle of the week. Under a plan of intensive effort the workers have been enabled to "clear" their daily results in funds and prospects, enabling the campaign to be carried through to a successful close. SELLS INTEREST TO TWO EMPLOYES Frank N.

Goodman Will Retire From Active Management of Two Meat Markets. Frank N. Goodman, proprietor of the Parlor, meat market on Lincoln Square, the Cash market in Merchant street, sold an interest in the two stores to Cal Bliler and Bert Wallace, two of his oldest employes. He will retire next Monday from active management of both of the stores, leaving Mr. Wallace In charge the Cash market and Mr.

Bliler in charge of the Parlor market. Bliler has been in the employ of Mr. Goodman for ten years, and Wallace 14 years. The new firm will go under the name of F. N.

Goodman Co. The store will be conducted along the same policies as past, with no change except the management. in He expects to take a rest, and probably a long trip. TWO ARRESTED. Fred N.

Nelson, aged 29, Kewanee and Mrs. Edna Donaldson, aged 30, of Peoria, were arrested by the police department Saturday night, charged with living in open adultery on complaint of the woman's husHarry Donaldson. Upon failing give bond after entering a plea of band. not guiity, they were placed in the county jail. Capt.

Whitten and Officer Cross made the arrest. BRIGHT SALE SMASHES ALL OLD RECORDS front of Bright Bros. temporary location the entire Saturday for the big fire sale of Women's Apparel. It was easily the biggest selling event that has ever been pulled off in Decatur's history and the firm was being highly complimented on every hand not only for the remarkable bargains being offered, but also because of the systematic way in which the crowds were handled. Many Good Bargains Left.

While the business yesterday was heavy, the customers did not by any means exhaust all the desirable bargains because the stock was so large that it could not be carried off in a single day. Consequently it is anticipated that tomorrow's business will be almost as heavy and arrangements have been made to handle the crowds again as well as they were taken care of Saturday. The word has gone forth that not an old garment shall be taken back to the Bright store which is already undergoing the necessary remodeling and will be occupied exclusively with new spring goods. This decision means that reductions all along the line on the stock now being sold are due today, and there is little question but what every article will soon De disposed of. The store opens today at 8:30 a.

m. and customers 'are advised to come 'They ripped the big sign partly to pieces, and crowded the sidewalk in COURT GRANTS THREE DECREES One Gets Divorce Because Husband Was Recently Sentenced to Pen Lulu B. Crawley was given decree of divorce in the circuit court Saturday from Reyburn Crawley, against whom she made the charges of desertion and cruelty. Ceora Hall asked for a decree of civorce, which was given her because her husband, Arlie C. Hall, had been committed to the penitentiary as a felon.

The charge against Hall, which resulted in his conviction, was taking advantage of a girl under the age of 16 years. Carroll was given decree troda Charles Carroll, whom she charged with desertion. The decree given her imposes on Carroll the obligation to pay her $15 alimony rontontempt Charge Dismissed. Yanda, charging her with contempt The attachment against Luella! of court, was dismissed, and the costs assessed against her husband, who had been granted a decree of vorce in a proceeding which the wife permitted to go by default, even though her husband had charged her with immoral conduct. The decree gave the father the custody of the only child, a boy about thre years of age.

Taking the boy with her the mother left the county before the decree of divorce had been granted. Because of this her divorced husband asked to have her brought into court to answer tho charge of contempt. When brought into court Saturday she asked that the decree in relation to the custody of the child be moditied, and Judge Whitfield has taken that under advisement. HUNS WILLING TO TREAT WAR AS BAD DREAM (Continued from Page One.) mildly term them, though they do vigorously resent certain charges, as that of the crucified sergeant at Ypres, and the cutting off of the hands of children and the breasts of women. The excesses to which they refer are the punitive burning of villages and the "punitive" murder of civilian hostages, and the organized loot to which the Ger- man army gave itself over.

Second Group's Attitude There is little to be said of the second group to which I have referred, though I suspect it includes the numerical majority of the German nation. It will be ruled by the revolutionists or the reactionaries, no matter which faction gains the ultimate ascendancy. This group has always taken its ideas by pattern and has obeyed blindly. What it wants chiefly is three square meals a day and a sound roof, and as low taxes as possible. But the reactionary group is extremely interesting.

It has not progressed an inch past the moral point reached on July 26, 1914. It would still like to deal diplomatic cards from the bottom of the deck. It thinks that relations between nations should be cooked up back rooms, with the doors locked and the windows curtained. Its members talk of the next that will not be for another 50 years. Europe cannot afford one before thenAnd "national militia syStem," platon Groener frankly told me.

The peace table is to it a table on which a game of beggar-myneighbor is to be played, and though they admit that the German hand is a weak one they still hope to gain some advantage by the adroit manipulation of cards. Old Regimes Hold Over peace table. We Refused to See Bernstorff The mental attitude of this faction, in which is included practically all of the bureaucrats of the old regime -and these bureaucrats not only still retain their because they know the the old mapositions, chine, but are the men with whom the allies treating where contact is necessary--may be illustrated by one of our experiences: "You have a talk with Count Bernstorff," we were told almost as soon as we reached Berlin. That motif was played upon unceasingly. Every reactionary we advised us to see Count Bernstorff.

Finally the direct request was made that we see him. He was represented as not only the only diplomat remaining of the old establishment, but as the man who would head the German delegations at the "Not only will we not see Count Bernstorff," we said, "because in the United States he is regarded as an larch-traitor to a country which had him as ambassador, but if received Germany wishes to mortally offend the United States she has but to send him the peace table. His presence there would be, regarded as a deliberate insult." The reactionaries said they could understand. They actually said not did not know that Bernstorff they stand well in the United States; some professed complete the printed exposes of ignorance the Bernstorff activities, and others that "as an ambassador he held should be immune. He did protest Boy- Ed's plotting, but he against powerless.

Bov-Ed was under was the direction of the military clique at Berlin." could have resigned," we said. "He They did not understand. They never can understand. DEEDS RECORDED. Ater to Ella Newpill.

lot 3. Virgil block 6, East Park Boulevards addition to Decatur: $1. Emma Barteau to Jacob and Elizabeth Grater. part of lot 3. block 1, North addition to Decatur; $4,000..

G. C. Hoewing to Harry and Martha Curran. lot 8, block 5, Homestead addition to Decatur: $3.000. U.

G. Shuler to W. 'A. Underwood, lots 5 and 6, block 3. Syndicate tion to Decatur; $2.

W. 0. McNabb to Sarah A. Odaffer, the south half of lot 5. block 5, Durfee King's addition to Decatur: $1.

C. N. Weilepp to W. B. Ryan master's deed to lot 9, block 2, Montgomery Shull's addition to Decatur: $1.260.

William Ritchie to Vonna Brown, 160 acres in 15, 17, 1, east; $1. Nelson A. Meyers to Corwin E. and Mary Jones. lot 7, block 2, village of Long Creek: $1.

Julia Moser to Louis M. Moser, lots 204, 205 and 206, Bourne Stroh's addition to Decatur; $1, DEATH OCCURRED WHILE IN FRANCE CHARLES W. EMERY. Maroa boy died in France, Dec. 31, while in the service of his country.

A brother, Walter, died in Camp Cody, a year ago. JOSEPH EHRHART, 81 YEARS OLD, IS DEAD Formerly Was Contracting Painter In Decatur -Leaves Two Sons and Second Wife. Joseph B. Ehrhart, aged 81 years, died in his home in Boody Saturday morning, having been in feeble health for some months. The body was removed to the undertaking rooms of Monson Wilcox, and the funeral service will be conducted these this afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Prior to the time when the weight of his advancing years admonished him to ease 'up a bit, J. B. Ehrhart was one of the well known contracting painters of Decatur. A number ago he retired from active business and went to Boody to make his home. He was born in York, 16, 1838, and came to Decatur many years ago and engaged in business as a contracting painter.

He was during his active life a member of Goodman band. He leaves two sons, John P. Ehrhart and George W. Ehrhart and one daughter, Mrs. Silas DeLong, of Decatur, and his second wife.

ESTHER B. WADDELL OF LATHAM, DEAD Esther Barbara, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Waddell of Latham, died in St. Mary's hospital Saturday following a surgical operation.

The body was removed to the undertaking rooms of James Moran and this morning will be taken to Latham, where the funeral services will be conducted. In addition to her parents she leaves her brothers and sisters, Ralph (with the army in France), Milla, Mildred, Grace, Alice, Clifford, Harold, Virginia and Lester Waddell, all of Latham. THOMAS INFANT DEAD. William Lincoln, infant son of Mr. and Mrs.

William R. Thomas, died Saturday morning in the family residence, 2146 North Main street. The child about 86 hours after its birth. body wag removed to the died, undertaking rooms of Monson Wilcox, and funeral services will be conducted there this morning at 10 o'clock. MRS.

DRAPER FUNERAL. Funeral services for Mrs. Mary F. Draper will be conducted in the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

MRS. WILKE FUNERAL. Funeral services for Mrs. Sadie Wikle will be conducted in the Salvation Army barracks this afternoon at 1:30 o'cock. MRS.

DONAHEY FUNERAL. Funeral services for Josephus Donahey will be conducted in Brintlinger's chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The burial will be in Mt. Gilead cemetery. Fred Waddell Dies; Formerly Lived Here Fred Waddell, formerly of Decatur died Saturday tn the home of his parents in Whittier, Cal.

He leaves a wife and two children, two brothers and two sisters, in addition to his parents. Prior to his departure from Decatur he was employed as a stenographer in the Wabash shops office. His wife was Goldie Jenkins of Decatur. DUNCAN FUNERAL. Funeral services for Eurath H.

Duncan, whose death occurred in Colorado Springs Tuesday, were conducted in Cowden Friday afternoon by Rev. R. W. Sanderson of Pana. The services were in the home of his uncle, D.

E. Cochran, and attended by a number of the friends of the family from Decatur, Pana and other Central Illinois cities, MORRIS BURIAL. The body of Robert Morris, placed in a mausoleum, Jan. 11. Saturday was taken to Maroa and buried in Ridge cemetery.

FAIE A. HURD IS NEW SECRETARY Announcement was made Saturday of the appointment of Faie A. Hurd to the position of secretary of the Union Iron Works and the Beall Improvements Co. Mr. Hurd has been with these companies for the past ten years, and was recently promoted to the position of assistant secretary of the companies.

His new appointment comes as a decided promotion for him. In his new capacity, he succeeds. Max H. Hurd, who resigned to go with a Chi- cago company. MARRIAGE LICENSES.

Charles A. Dickey, legal age, De- catur. Katherine Dickey, legal age, Decatur. Millard M. Gaffron, 23, Gilmore City.

Clara Grace Clabaugh, 18, Decatur. Charles R. Ashe, legal age, Decatur. Frelda D. Herbert, legal age, Decatur.

TUCKER MIGHT RUN FOR MAYOR WERE HE URGED Borchers Has No Ambitions; Mattes Likely to Seek Present Job BECKER AND HIS FRIEND US 11499 than a bushel of mailing matter was found in the out-building. He was immediately dismissed from the force, and the indictment followed. postoffice officials have had trouble of a minor nature with Watkins for the last two years, when it was found that he had made habit of stopping at his home, thus delaying the delivery of his mail. His route was changed, and no more trouble was had with him until the present. The offense with which Watkins is charged is a most serlous one, and is punishable by fine or ment, or both.

Considering the fact that the mail service affects a greater number of people than any other service in the United States makes the charge doubly serious, and the Federal authorities will take full action in the matter. JUSTICE KEELER TO TAKE O'MARA'S ROOM Latter Is Expecting to Make Race for Commissioner and Will Not do Much Justice of Peace Work. Justice Keeler will move his office from the second floor of the Farmers State Bank Trust building In East Main street, and after Monday he will be in the room now occupied by Justice O' Mara over the Cafe Louvain. Justice O' Mara will not devote much time to the work of Justice of the peace in the coming months as he is expecting to make an aggressive campaign for the job of city commissioner, and from all reports he will make a strong race for the place. For this reason he will be able to share hig space with Justice Keeler without any great inconvenience.

Outside of the justice job, Mr. O'Mara ig engaged in the real estate and insurance business with Joseph Schoenle and will continue in that. SEE BREAD WHILE IT IS BEING BAKED Ferris Wheel Arrangement in Circular Oven With Glass Door Gives Good View to Customers. The Federal system bakery In Merchant street started operations Saturday and attracted the attention of the hundreds of passersby, for the reason that this establishment uses a novel system of baking bread. The oven is in the front window and glass windows in the equipment make it possible to see the bread in process of baking.

The trays with the dough are fastened to a ferris wheel arrangement and this wheel revolves in the circular oven with the bread gradually baking. Only raisin and wheat bread are baked In this establishment and Saturday the management reported a heavy business. This bakery is only one of a dozen or more of its kind that the company formed by Davidson of Decatur and two Peoria men are planning to establish in cities in central Illinois. The company pays royalty for each set of equipment, but expects that the business will be profitable when the people see with their own eyes the process by which the bread is baked. START REPAIRS ON BRIGHT STORE Contracts were let last week for the remodelling of the Bright Bros.

store room, which was damaged by fire January 24. The Walrus Manufacturing company will repair such fixtures as can be refinished and construct the new fixtures. Stouffer who have the contract for the work at the store, have already started a force of men, and will rush the work. Irving P. Bright stated Saturday that he expected to be back in his own location by March 1.

He has made arrangements to display his spring stocks, which are now arriving in the rear of the location, 139 East Main temporary, his own quarters are ready for occupancy. FIVE CASES OF FLU SATURDAY Five cases of influenza were reported to the health department late Friday and Saturday, the list including, D. Smith, 975 West View. L. Osborne, 1272 East Sangamon.

A. A. Werner, 1287 East Vanderhoof. Segrest, 2145 North Woodford. Robert Guynn, 607 West Main.

BRIEF CITY NEWS WILL RECEIVE $10,000. Mrs. Parmenter, 1070 West Tuttle street, has been informed by the War department insurance bureau that she will receive the agreed due from the $10,000 policy carried by her son. Ora Parmenter, whose death occurred in Ft. Riley, last0ctober.

HUGHEY ON WAY HOME Sergi. H. B. Hughey with the infantry. M.

G. company, stationed in Camp Gordon. has received his discharge and will arrive in Decatur Friday. On his way he expects to visit his sister. Miss Leta Hughey, who is a Government clerk in Washington, D.

DRILL. ON MONDAY. The reserve militia will drill on Monday of this week instead of Tuesday as was previously announced. On Monday, Feb. 17, Col.

Charles P. Summers, commanding officer of the 5th regiment, and Capt. A. D. Mackle, adjutant of the regiment, will inspect the local company of reserve militia.

Gebhart Cuts Plush Coats Again! $40 to $50 Values Go On Sale Monday, $15 Think of this. ladies! Genuine silk seal plush coats for $15. Some of them have slight, unnoticeable inperfections in the weave of the plush and that's the reason for the price. But the imperfection is so slight that not one woman in ten would find it. Many are lavishly trimmed with silk beaver.

They're beautifully made and lined. Perfect coats just like this sold for $40. $42.50. $45. $47.50 and $50.

Just 30 of these to go Monday morning. choice $15. Sizes from 16 to 45 stout. None sold before 3 a. Antrim is holding a camera and on the running board of the machine is a tripod.

Antrim was one of the first to go to Germany and had the pleasure of taking pictures of German troops returning to their homes. Antrim was an aerial photographer before being assigned to duty with the of Occupation. Mrs. Wiil Peters. Mrs.

W. E. Leber. Mrs. J.

A. Carmack. Mrs. Charles E. Erwin, Captain 11.

A. Walker. Mrs. E. Sanborn, Mrs.

C. L. Dougherty. Miss Weber. Mrs.

E. V. Osgood, 3. Mrs. Eugene Head, Captain 8.

Mrs. Alva Mrs. Edwin Kuny, 14. Mrs. J.

R. Pogue, Captain 25. Mrs. C. C.

Martin. Miss Louise Gushard. Mrs. Carl Head. Mrs.

Bert Wallace. Mrs. E. P. Johnson.

Mrs. H. E. Mohler. Mrs.

J. C. Hight. Mrs. C.

A. Imboden. Mrs. F. Wallace.

Mrs. G. A. Johnson. Mrs.

Fred Dolson, Captain 30. Mrs. Will Boyer. Mrs. Frank Jordan.

Mrs. Charles Webber. Mrs. Harry Henry. Mrs.

H. A. Jimison, Captain 35. Miss Anna McNabb. Mrs.

James Henson. Mrs. Charles Sutter. District 13. Miss Ethel Carter.

Miss Wilson. Mrs. George Steele. Mrs. S.

M. Kelly, Mrs. Charles Keyes. Mrs. Homer Bateman.

Mrs. Ira Barnes. Mrs. Charles Logan. Miss Towl.

Miss Pauline Shuey. The executive committee in charge of the big Y. W. C. A.

drive 1s composed of following women: Miss M. Belle Ewing, chairman: Miss Alice Roberts, Miss Maria Buckingham, Mrs. Will Barnes, Mrs. Guy Lewis, Mrs. T.

J. Prentice, Mrg. W. G. McCullough, Mrs.

M. Owen, 10,000 TROOPS LISTED MISSING BY WAR OFFICE (Continued from First Page) casualties in several regiments may equal the full strength. The artillery regiments escaped with relatively light losses. In some cases machine gun battalions suffered severely and there are a number of the divisional engineer regiments that paid a heavy toll for their place in the front lines. First Regulars Lose.

The first regular division built up out of the original force Gen. Pershing took to France, suffered the heaviest casualties, with 8 total of 248 recorded in today's tables. This division was first to reach the line and was almost constantly in action until the end. A striking feature of the table is the losses of the 28th (Pennsylvania national guard) division, which stands second in the list. with a total of 3,890 casualties.

The records of the 26th (New England national guard) the 27th and 77th, both New York divisions, the 32nd (Michigan, Wisconsin national guard) the famous 42nd (Rainbow) and the 79th (Pennsylvania, Maryland and District of Columbia troops), with more than 2,000 casualties each, tell of the work they did. These and every other national guard or national army division that was given an opportunity at the front won its ground despite losses in men. Had Hard Service. Analysis of the strenuous service record of the 28th division, army officers said, would explain its high casualties. The 28th was ordered overseas about 1, 1918, spent the fortnight of June 14 to July 1 in a area and then moved up to the front line taking its position northeast of Parnay, on July 16.

From that date until the armistice was signed, with the exception of a brief rest period from Sept. 4 to Sept. 30, the Pennsylvanians were In the forefront of the fighting. The colorless files of the general staff give the fonowing brief details of the record of the Pennsylvania guardsmen: "July 28 crossed the Oureq: July 30. Joined Somme drive: July 31 in advance on the Nesle, with 42nd on their left: Aug.

6-9 moved to Vesle front. relieving 32nd; Aug. 8-30 in advance Vesle: Sept. 4, advance elements crossed Vesle: Sept. 5 crossed Vesle in force: Sept.

6-7 in action: Oct. 1 moved to Argonne joined offensive: Oct. 7 in Aire offensive; near Chatel Chehery, Oct. 29 moved to east of Woevre: Nov. 2-11.

advanced in Woevre." The "Flu" Epidemic Did Not Affect Dividends The coidemic of Influenza cost the Life Insurance Companies of America so many millions that it amounted to a sum that would stagger the human mind to conceive. A great many of the largest and best companies in America will have to either eliminate or reduce dividends for 1919. Those farsighted men who organizcd the Equitable Life of Iowa, 52 years ago, took into consideration just such a condition and made provision for it by setting aside a special reserve to care for the contingency. Not having had use for this fund during the past half century, many thousands of dollars had accumulated there so the extra mortality loss sustained by the Company was paid from this fund, avoiding the necessity of drawing upon the earnings of the policies; thereby placing us in a DOsition to continue the same large dividends 1.o policyholders for 1919 that we have paid heretofore. they on accumulations The Company, also announces that left with the Company, which is more than the amount guaranteed.

The above only goes to show the farsighted manner of organization which insures absolute protection for our policyholders. M. C. NELSON, General Agent, 440 Powers Building. Charles M.

Borchers will not be A candidate for mayor; Cyrus J. Tucker. under certain conditions might be. These were the only Important political developments of the past few days with the city primaries six weeks distant. Mr.

Borchers told friends informally last week that he had no intention whatsoever of entering the lists and could not be persuaded to do so. The word that came from Mr. Tucker's friends what that he was in a "receptive mood." This does not mean, of course that he is an avowed candidate or that he will be before March 11. Dan Macknet's Name Mentioned. is not known how Dan Macknet feels about going into politics but he may have to disclose his sentiments 800n for his name is being mentioned with Increasing frequency for commissioner.

There is no question about Mr. Macknet's business judgment and ability. Whether he would be a vote getter is a question. No formal announcements came from members of the commission last week, but the situation stands as It did three weeks ago, all are candidates to succeed themselves with the exception of John F. Mattes who has reached no decision, but who has told friends that he is pretty near one.

Mattes Advised Three Ways. chances are that Mr. Mattes will seek his present place in the department of health and safety. He hag been urged from many sides to do this, just as he has been urged by some for mayor, and by ness associates to retire from politica altogether and devote his energies to his private affairs. "There is plenty of time yet before the primaries," is all that Mr.

Mattes will say. Meanwhile he is listening. "If you quit now" a man told him last week-and a man who had been rather in favor of Mr. Mattes' retirement, "if you quit now, just when you have gotten things started, and have begun to build up a department which is of more importance than any other to the health and lives of the people of Decatur, It will be Interpreted as lack of sense of responsibility." Mr. Mattes counters by saying that he could not cease to be Interested In health matters even it outside the council, and probably some other man could do as well 81 he.

Strength Begins to Show. The situation is interesting. The man on the council who is not indifferent as to his political future, and that man who has been in the minority on council votes more times than any other man on the board, gives every evidence of having today the largest and most enthuslastic popular following. Friends of Commissioner Becker have been interesting themselves in his behalf the last few weeks. They are candid in admittinng that Mr.

Becker has not given the city his best service, and his in the council chamber and of it conduct, has been in the highest degree objectionable, but that in the future he will give a better account of himself. On the other hand there are personal friends and well wishers of Mr. Becker, who if he seeks their advice. will be perfectly frank in telling him that he would be making a grave mistake to run for office. No Second Rater Will Beat Robbins.

Commissioner Robbins would be today a 100 to one shot in betting parlance in primary race. He probably could beat the field. What he would do in election would depend mainly on the character of the men nominated who would fall heir to his job, should he meet defeat. A second rater would have no show against him, for Decatur is not picking second ratera. In the handling of his department, Mr.

Robbins is faithful, alert and efficient. It is no fault of his if every member of the council does not know to a cent where his appropriation stands for he has the figures on bis tongue's end. If Mr. Robbins bad been as good a legislator as he has been a financier, there would not be the slightest doubt of his having hie job back for the asking. Where Robbing' Trouble Lies.

The facts in Mr. Robbins' case are that he started out on the wrong side of the fence and staid there until he found himself pretty much alone, the crowd was going the other way. Mr. Robbins possesses none of that tact, exhibited by some officeholders, who can turn down requests which in their judgment should not be granted, still leave the petihonest, tioners in such a mood as to think that they have been a favor. To whatever Mr.

Robbins opposes he done. is hostile. Instead of exhibiting a sympathetic attitude toward the principle of this or that proposition, the letter of which he cannot support Mr. Robbing usually can be trusted either cynically to condemn It or to treat it as if the presentation of it was intended as a personal affront. And some people have long memories, Mayor Will Be Renominated.

Mayor Dinneen and Commissioner Ruthrauff are regarded as sure place winners in the primary, and it will take by a strong man to beat Dinneen. no means certain that Tucker could do it, popular as Mr. Tucker 1s. Mayor Dinneen has not been free from mistakes. He is open to criticism for not being more alert on social questions notably those connected with health.

but the mayor has grown in the job. His plain common sense is his best asset, and any one who wishes to present anything can always find Dinneen approachable, and courteous. He can see two sides to the question, and he can refuse without antagonizing. "Dinneen has been a good mayor" is the statement frequently heard. It would be hard to beat a man of whom that is being said generally.

2,500 AT SHOW. Nearly 2,500 children were entertained as guests of the Rotary club in two special performances at the Lincoln Square theater Saturday morning. The film Ali Baba and Forty Thieves was shown, and the children were very enthusiastic over it. The war review, film was also much.

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