Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on February 2, 1919 · Page 3
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u DECATUR HERALD SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1919. DECATUR HERALD r jVystem, Wabash Employes, Arrested. were arrested States deputy l -ilr fyi the. B.f- i ' . r nriu. " taken to Spring-&1 flnliminary hearing L i coB"nUisioner cuip- r5?- anrear when their i'ii in tle Federal 1 irrestf1 ana me "Irttj'ch follow: -iArfrt for mis- (or buying stolen ;vh engineer, for n" rLW. 'abas'1 witch-w rob a car. "irkea. Wabash switch-J;nt w rob a car. .uen on the Wabash. .'T.i. Kroakinff- tha seal inwnt to steal r-t or . t Thai n-pra rp- Wl They were jjaishing bond. ikJ that Bowman ana Saw "" . .nls on a freight car. J5J let Ol uico-iviiii, of tie car, misjuuseu rns-11 find iter tscaKed from the llliotiga noL ueiui nicy ic-psed. rne matter was Vi ti railroad adminis- th Prand jury acted -,1!r. The affair occurred '-Jfls: Sfratur yards. mdUaugnerty M Guilty Once Sterc, engineer, and jjujharj, switchman, coin w o! tis Wabash In Beeatur, Irged it bench warrant is-rttiWeral grand Jury, with Sij ittj i freight car with ln-g itai iiterstate freight. a p:s out of an affair W ), ttn jpecial agents of -VysiaJght Daugherty in a mi i:j one man escaped, but lb I'-'-T a light had been ::sti!ace, nd at ths time. fc.al agents thought tnat iaman. But later, when "Vii-riin the court of Justice .V::le, Stern established an i ;e court that he had :3KSine during the entire ai Tas released. Iaugh- uiu sited under bond in the I'M is twait the action ot ci )trr. pHe Bought fifrom Boys I biiiarn, baker, 543 North Arm. ai charged with re fuses, parcel post packages. its: a maJe on a bench war- lued by the Federal grand Jury. JoiJurry, aged IS, was ar- 1Kn::j, ltd charged with hav- rtrcel post packages from t-y.:i tiea, he told the local t had turned the croods Aiar Smith, who diSDOsed It tai found that upon open- Paciasea that Smith would their value, It is charged ouU uk them to Mr. Da- 30 onM buy them for a aea the two boys were told this to the local 1 the matter was takpn ud federal authorities, who re- natter to the Federal Ti:e hdk-tment followed. 7 as ent to Fort Leav er a period of two yeara case of young Smith, who ''it, H ftlll pending before wi ws curingiieia turt Mail Matter ! 2Bf Wing: IWlni, ell-known Decatur L,". m South Jackson street. War, wai rr.... '"ted br the Federal grand ""- mm with secretion or "i or Lnited States mall ' 't ft IT a rri o ,.v colored people of the it local icieniiv hi a ai.. Postoffice as a mail ift hen cha thauho ' hatead of charges were placed had been secrct- Z 1 th9 ction by j,-- -muniies has been ex- ) "" uttie time. 'iot ik most Peculiar onn i that he neither opened in t. 4t. I "ut "i appears tfi.it ir,-iiTant t0 ""liver certain a-1 to out of the way houses "',, 4umP 'hese pieces mail Til M"'"ted of lrl., , 'fatter, little of it first r- Miters of importance, ns tnat would h T,nu..c. ;, " the trussing tRt. ik,J. ":nborhood noticed was rtni- . '",'r i ' rpI'or- o the local pnstoffire tr,lng the activi. U was four"l that 13"e true, and more KM TALK r-'-Vf? Hot Doughnuts both - "wnoon, at New Eng- (TO PAINTING C.ARS WASHED -''sh. 150 W. Main. THE TAILOR JF.FFR1S act,r; 2.2L5 Millikin BMg. i.':A t0 v-:(ll)- 1:00 to 'to 8:00 k REWARD toh.'"fwand Wabisi' railroad to "WL.itain 267T. Phon. 'a. i DECATUR MEN TAKEN FEDERAL AUTHORITIES jail Carrier, Sam Davidson, Baker, Glen J James Dough erty, Thomas darken and than a bushel of mailing matter was found in the out-building. lie wa; Immediately dismissed from the force, and the Indictment followed. The postoffice officials have had trouble of a minor nature with Watkins for the last two years, when it was found that he had made a 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 serious one, and Is punishable by fine or Imprisonment, or both. Considering the fact that the mail service affects a greater number of people than any other service in the United States make:' the charge doubly eerious, 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 ImA to tha Tenrlr rf t,ict!A nf tha. flfttwaoioHs. ut """! peace In the coming months as he if igStnea mi -"""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 his space with Justice Keeler with out any great Inconvenience. Outside of the justice Job, Mr. O'Mara Is en gaged In the real estate and Insur ance business with Joseph Schoenle and will continue In that. SEE BREAD WHILE IT IS BEING BAKED FcitIs Wheel Arrangement In Circular Oven W ith Glass Door Gives Good View to Customers. Th Federal system bakery In Merchant treet ttarted operations Saturday and attracted the attention of the hundreds of passersby, for th reason that this establishment uses a novel system of baking bread. The oven is in tha front irindow and glass windows (n the equipment make it possible to see the bread in process of bakinp. Tha trays with tha dough are fastened to a ferris wheel arrangement and this wheel revolves In tha 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 form-d by S, raridson of Decatur and two Peoria men are planning to establish in cities in central Illinois. The company pays a 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 tha remodelling of the Bright Bros, store room, which was damaged b3' fire January 24. The Walrus Manufacturing company will tepair such fixtures as can be refinished and construct the new fixtures. Stouffer Bros., 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 J. He has made arrangements to display his spring stocks, which are now arriving in the rear of the temporary location, 139 East Main street, until his own quarters are ready for occiipanrv. FIVE CASESOF FLU SATURDAY Five eases of Influenr.a were reported to the health department late Friday and Saturday, the list Including. D. Smith, 7S West View. L. Osborne, 1272 East Sangamon. A. A. Werner, 1287 East Vanderhoof. Segrest, 2145 North Woodford. Robert Guynn, f7 West Main. BRIEF CITY NEWS WILL IlKCi;iK Ktlll.lllKI. Mrs. Parmenter, 1070 West Tuttle street, has been informed by the War department insurance bureau that she will receive the agreed installments due from the $10."H0 policy carried by her son. Ora Parmenter, whose death occurred in Ft. Riley, lastOc-tober. HKillK.V ON" WAV HOME fT?i. II. H. Hughey with the firty-fifth infantry. M. G. company, stationed in Camp Gordon. Ga.. has rc-.cived his discharge and will arrive in Decatur Friday. On his way he expects to visit his sister. Miss Tta Hughey. who is a Government clerk in Washington, D. C. DKII.I. (IV MIIMIAV. The reserve militia will .Irill on Monday of this week instead of Tue.s-Iay as was previously announced, (in Monday, Feb. 17, Col. Charles P. Summers, commanding officer of the 5th regiment, arid Capt. A. D. Mackie. adjutant of the renimcnt. will inspect the local company of reserve militia. Gebhart Cuts Plush Coats Againl $40 to $50 Values Go On Sale Monday, $15 Think of this, ladies! Genuine silk IiUa seal piusn coats ior u. home 01 rut1AN THE TAIinP them have slight, unnoU.-eable in- perfections 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. P. m. Office phone Man-V are lavishly trimmed with Mm ueaver. j ne re urat:tiiuiiy nia'ir and lined. Perfect coats just like this sold for 40. $42. 50. J45. $47.50 and if rhi k . Just 30 or tnese to go .MOtiouy Pi,,.? ."1"" lot between i morning, choice $15. Sizes from 16 ! . . . . - .... "'-r nnrt i v... . . .... 4.1 stout, isone sola Detore J m. . i PHOTOGRAPHER ANTRIM IN GERMANt SSfetfffiiS I III ? f - ?i KB' -1 1 Kay Antrim is a son of Mr. and Mrs. L H. Antrim, 1750 East Cantrell street, and has been a photographer with the American army In France and now in Germany. He is here shown in a "U. S." automobile In Luxemburg, surrounded by some of the inhabitants of that town which he says is "one of the finest little places I was ever in." COMMITTEES IN YJ. CAMPAIGN ABE SELECTED 200 Women Named to - Take Charge of Drive, Starting Monday GOAL IS NOW $7,000 Beginning Moncay ma women workers will start out on the campaign to raise money for the T. 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 will be generaus. Part of the fund will go to national work and part will go toward making much needed repairs in the association building here. Mrs. Guy Lewis Is In charge of the workers, and part of the list of workers is given here. The list will be completed early in the week. Mn. J. D. Moore, Captain 1. Mrs. J. W. Ptroupe. Miss Jessie Lockett. Miss Ruth Cade. Mrs. T. J. Prentice, Captain IS. '.f. Mrs. Forrest File. Mrs. Foster Waltz. 'ft " Miss Marguerite Webber. Mrs. 1.. L. Bartlett. Captain 15. Miss Hildred Arthur. Mrs. Georfre Allen. Mrs. H. E. Baker. Mrs. H. U. Gregory. Mrs. J. R. Holt. Miss Gertrude Heller. Miss Ada Johnson. Miss Minerva llerker. Mrs. Will C. Wood. Miss Woodson. Mrs. K. J. Moreland. Captain 2. Mm. M. W. Kitzpatrick. i'vs. r. C. Nicholson. Mrs. Kdna K, Whitley. Captain 3. Miss Mildred Krigbaurn. Mrs. I". R. Dick. Mrs. W. It. Curler. Mi.--s Catherine McCorrav. Mrs. I., n. Dickersnn. Mies Madge Cushlng, Captain ?4. Mrs. F, I,. Weidmer. Mrs. l pahmever. Mrs. C. A. McMillen. Miss Kloise t.utz. Mrs. Arthur Waggoner. Mrs. Roy Cope. Mrs. Morton Hiy. Mrs. R. W. O'Uannon. Captain 9. Mrs. R. C. Augustine. Mrs. Ned Freeman. Mrs. H. I. Keeler. Mrs. I,. H. Burley. Mrs. Rov Parrisli. Mrs. r. A. Rude. Mrs. 1. B. Corzine. Mrs. W. N. Cannon. Mrs. W. Hull. Mrs. J. A. Varnes, Captain 4. Mrs. J. H. Hall. Mrs. "William Kitchen. Mrs. G. A. Leaser. Mrs. A. E. I.indamooil. Mrs. Fred Ives. Miss Louise Varnes. Miss M. Buckingham, Captain 13. Mrs. George Steele. Mrs. Charles Logan. Mrs. D. Maeknetr. Mrs. Clara Hawkins. Captain I. Mrs Barnes. Mrs. Olds. Mrs. Leach. Mrs. Jay Mnntgnmerr. Mrs. F. Grlmsley. M rs. L. Stookey. Mrs. W. F. Heinle. Captain 4. Mrs. O. K. Peacock. Mrs. L. C. Davis. Mrs.- Charles Selp. Mrs. W. L. Smith. Mrs. K. O. Shlvely. Miss Lillian Pollard. Mrs. L. Gray, l aptain 15. Miss "Florence Page. Mrs. V. M. Dlckerson. Miss Hilard Arthur. Miss Irene Hanimon. Mrs. F. Cruickshank. Mrs. R. L. Morris. Mrs. E. F. Telling. Captain Mrs. L. L. Mercker. Miss Clayton. Captain 14. Mrs. J. J. Dorsey. Mrs. C. P. Kennedy. Mrs. W. Grindol. Mrs. A. L. i-.intrel!. Mrs. Percy Sullivan. "Captain .3. Mrs. Hughey. Tnla MeKlm. Mrs! Stoddard. Captain l. Mis Laura Helinskl. Captain IS. Mrs. Tom Whitley. Captain Mrs W. A. Roberts. Captain 33. lrv- F W. olman. Captain 2-. Mrs! b! F. Baldwin, Captain SI. Miss Louis" Dunn. Miss Arline Doren. Miss Hazel llenton. Mrs. P.ollin Pease. Mrs V.. A. Waltz. Captain Mrs. W. It. Hopkins. Mrs J B. Dov.ney. Mrs. D. K. Couttcr. captam Miss Delight Harper. Miss Itiieh. Miss Edwards. Miss Ora Bellamy. Miss Nannie Parr. Mrs. l-harles WykofL Mrs P Armstrong. Mrs. 'al Bliler. . Mrs. I.. H. Hair.!. Captain . I Miss N. 'onnll. Mrs. .laeksoii. Mrs. Frank Baldwin. Mrs J. i. .voore. Mr T J. Prentice, raptain is. Mrs. II. II. Wise. Captain 1.. Miss Marv Mattes. Mrs. t:. Rednion. Mrs Karl Dawson. Mrs. Karl Weatlierford. Mrs. Earl Miles. Mrs. J. J. Kraiger. Mrs. Perrv .'arler. Mrs R. F luigsan. ( aptaln 3. .Mrs! J. K. Bllkhelder. Mrs. Harry .lolinson. Mrs. 'al Waggoner. M rs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Miss Nellie ( line. Milton Bergen, Captain T. A. V. Mercer. Ada Sillba. Barber. Klizabeth HinKie Mr Aliee MeMaban. Mrs. Martha The., bald. Mrs. Elmer Baker. Captain H. Miss Louise Finion. Mra. E. K. Kryder. Mrs. George W. Harris, Captain Id. Mrs. C. H. ratterson. Mrs. .1. N. Nect Mra. H. M. Fisher. 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 Army of Occupation. Mrs. Wlil Peters. Mrs. W. E. Leber. Mrs. J. A. Carmack. Mrs. Charles E. Erwin. Captain 11. Mrs. A. E, Walker. Mrs. C. E. Sanborn. Mrs. C. L. Doughertv. Miss Weber. Mrs. E. V. Osgood, Captain it. Mrs. Eugene Head, Captain S. Mrs. Alva Wilson. Mrs. Edwin Kunv. Captain 14. Mrs. J. R. Pogue, Captain 20. 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 Dolsoii. Captain Mrs. Will Boyer. Mrs. Frank Jordan. Mrs. Charles Webber. Mrs. llarrj Henry. Mrs. H. A. Jimison. Captain 3o. Miss Anna MeNahb. 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 is composed of the following women: Miss M. Belle Ewing, chairman: Miss Alice Roberts, Miss Maria Buckingham. Mrs. Will Barnes. Mrs. Guy Lewis. Mrs. T J. Prentice. Mrs. AV. G. McCuilough, Mrs. H. M. Owen. 10,000 TROOPS LISTED MISSING BY WAR OFFICE (Continued from Flrxt I'flsc) casualties in several regiments may equal the full strength. The artillery regiments escaped with relatively light losses. In some cases machine gun battalions suffer ed 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 Lone, The first regular division built up out of the original force Gen. Pershing took to France, suffered the heaviest casualties, with a total of 5,-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 2Sth (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 guardl 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 2Sth division, army officers said, would explain its high casualties. The 28th was ordered overseas about June 1. 1918. spent the fortnight of June 14 to July 1 In a training 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 following brief details of the record of the Pennsylvania guardsmen: "July 28 crossed the Otircq: July 30, joined Soinme drive: July 31 in advance on the Nesle. with 42nd on their loft: Aug. 6-9 moved to Vesle front. relieving 32nd: Aug. 8-30 in advance to 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 Wnevre: Nov. 2-11, advanced in Woevre." The "Flu" Epidemic Did Not Affect Dividends The coidrmk" 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 I.trgcst and best companies in America will have to either eliminate or reduce dividends for 1919. Those farsighted men who organized the Equitable Life of Iowa, 52 years ano. took into consideration just iuch a condition and made provision for it by setting aside a special reserve tn care fur the contingency. Not having had use for this fund during the past half century, many thousands nf 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 position to continue the same large dividends to policyholders for 1919 that we have paid heretofore. The Company also announces that they wi'l pay 4i on accumulations left with the Company, which is lr.'o more than the amount guaranteed. The above only goes to show the farsighted manner of organization which insures absolute protection for our policyholders. 1 M. C- NELSON. General Agent, 440 Powers Building. 1 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 tbe Sangamon would look all right to me." wrote Corporal Dewltt Zeigler from Khlnebrohle, Germany. Rated aa a bugler In th 6th company, 86th 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 Chatteau-Thierry, St. Mihiel. Rheims and Sedan, and the marines are accorded a full share of the credit for what was done in those engagements. It was not alone in the trenches that Corporal Zeigler saw things that inspired the wish to be at borne 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 in the attic of the dwelling. Within 48 hours some of the gang started the story that meat served in the mess iiad a new strange flavor and that was followed by the suggestion that the marines had eaten horse meat. Corporal Zeigler says that he has. he thinks with good reason, because a vegetarian. SECURE $5,200 FOR YJS. C, A. Expect $6,000 in Few Days-Membership Makes Big Gain With a total of $,200 in subscriptions reported in to Y. M. C. A. headquarters Saturday night, it was practically certain that the financial side of the campaign for $6,000 which the Y. M. C. A. 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 renewals reported in, and these with the membership workers yet to hear from promise to put the second phase of the campaign over next week. Monday will be devoted largely to closing up the odds and ends of the 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 Goodman Will Retire From Active Management of Two Meat Markets. Frank N. Goodman, proprietor of the Parlor meat market on Lincoln Square, and 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 of 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 in the past, with no change except in the management. He expects to take a rest, and probably a long trip. TWO ARRESTED. Fred N. Neleon. aged 18, 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 husband. Harry Donaldson. Upon failing to give bond after entering a plea of not guiitv, they were placed in the county jail. Capt. Whitten and Officer t'ross made the arrest.' RIGHT SALE SMASHES ALL OLD RECORDS They ripped the big sign partly to pieces, and crowded the sidewalk in front of Bright Bros, temporary location the entire day, 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 be-r cause 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 'oe disposed or. ine store opens toaay at b:ju a. m. anu customers are advised to come early. COURT GRANTS THREEDECREES One Gets Divorce Because Husband Was Recently Sentenced to Pen : Lulu B. Crawley was given a decree of divorce in the circuit court Saturday from Reyburn P. Crawley, against whom she made the charges of desertion and cruelty. Ceora Hall asked for a decree of divorce, which was given her because her husband, Arlie C. Hall, had been committod 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. Ida OstTroll was given decree from Charles Carroll, wliom she charged with desertion. The decree given her imposes on Carroll the obligation to pay her 15 alimony monthly. Contempt Charge Dismissed. The attachment against Luella Tanda, charging her with contempt of court, was dismissed, and the costs assessed against her husband, who had been granted a decree of divorce 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 he modi-tied, and Judge Whitfield has taken that under advisement. HUNS WILLING TO TREAT WAR AS BAD DREAM 'Coniinued from Page One.) mildly term them, though they do vigorously resent certain charges, such 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 German 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 in back rooms, with the doors locked and the windows curtained. Its members talk of the next war "Though that will not be for another 50 years. Europe cannot afford one before then " And plan a "national militia system," as Von Groener frankly told me. The peace table is to it a table on which a game of beggar-my-neighbor 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 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 positions because they know the workings of the old machine, but are the men with whom the allies are treating where contact is necessary may be illustrated by one of our experiences: "You should have a talk with Count Bemstorff." we were told almost as soon as we reached Berlin. That motif was played upon unceasingly. Every reactionary we met advised us to see Count Bern-storff. 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 delegation at the peace table. We flatly refused. Refused to See Bernstortf "Not onlv will we not see Count Bernstorff," we said, "because in the tt-U.j C ...... .. U io rairunlpil SI S SI1 arch-traitor to a country which had received him as ambassador, out n Germany wishes to mortally offend the United states sr.e nas dui w " , .nn..a tattle "ITlS DTeS- 1111. i 'in: ......... . ence there would be, regarded as a deliberate insult. The reactionaries said they could not understand. They actually said thev did not know that Bernstortf did" not stand well in tne United States: some proressed complete ignorance of the printed exposes ot the Bernstorff activities, and others held that "as an ambassador he should be immune. lie did protest against Boy-Ed's plotting, but he ....-..lauo Rnv-Kd v;is under waa ijv i ...... - - j the diiection of the military clique at I'tirlin " 1 He could have resigned.'' we said. They did not understand. They never can understand. DEEDS RKIonillM). Virgil Ater to Ella Newoill. lot 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 S. block 5, Homestead addition to Deatur: $:i.000. U. G.: Shuler to W. 'A. Underwood, lots 3 and 6. block 3. Syndicate addition to Decatur; $2. W. O. McNabb to Sarah A. Odaffer. the south half of lot 5. block 5, Dur-fee & King's addition to Decatur: $1. C. N. Weilepp to W. B. Ryan master's deed to lot 0, 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 Loujs M. Moser, lots 204. 205 and 206. Bourne & Stroh's ed-ditlon to Decatur; $1. DEATH OCCURRED VHILE IN FRANCE CHARLES W. EMERY. Maroa boy died In France, Dec. SI, 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 Decaror Leaves Two Sona 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 of years ago he retired from active business and went to Boody to make his home. He was born in York, Pa., lune 16, ISMS, and came to Decatur many years ago and engaged in business as a contracting painter. He was curing his active life a member of Goodman band. He leaves two sons, John P. Ehrhart and George W. Ehrhart and cne 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 Frances, Mflla, Mildred. Grace, Alice, Clifford, Harold, Virginia and Lester Waddell, all of Latham. THOMAS IXFAXT 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 died about 86 hours after Its birth. The body was removed to the 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. MHS. nILKE FUXERAL. Funeral services for Mrs. Sadie Wikle will be conducted In the Salvation Army barracks this afternoon at 1:30 o'cock. MRS. DOXAHEY FUNERAL. Funeral services for Josephus Donahey will be conducted In Brint-linger's chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The burial will be in ML Gilead cemetery. Fred Waddell Dies; Formerly Lived Here Fred Waddell, formerly of Decatur died Saturday In the home of his parents In Whtttier, CaL Ha leaves a wife and two children, two brothers and two eisters, in addition to his parents. Prior to his departure from Decatur he was employed as , ctennirranher in thu Wabash shops office. His wife was Goldie Jenkins of Decatur. DUNCAN FUNERAL. Funeral services for Eurath H. nimrun whoso death occurred in Colorado Springs Tuesday, were con ducted in Cowden Friday aitcrnoon by Ktv. It. 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 Ccntrnl 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 NEV 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 Im provements Co. Mr. Hurd has becii with these companies for the past ten years, and was recently promoted to the position of assistant secretary of the companies. His new appointment conies as a decided promotion for him. In his new capacity, he succeeds. Max H. Hurd, who resigned to go witji a Chicago company. M A R R I AGIO LICENSES. Charles A. Dickey, legal age, De- catur. Katherine Dickey, legal age, Decatur. Millard M. Gaffron, 13, Gilmore City. Clara Grace Clabaugh, IS, Decatur. Charles R. Ashe, legal age, Decatur. Frelda D. Herbert, legal age, Decatur. TUCKER MIGHT RUN FOR MAYOR WERE jlE URGED Borchers Has No Ambitions; Mattes Likely to Seek Present Job BECKER AND HIS FRIEND Charles M. Borchers will not he a candidate for mayor: Cyrus J. Tucker, under certain conditions might be. These were the only Important political developments of the past few day 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 Macknefa Nnme Mentioned. It is not known how Dan Macknet feels about going Into politics but he may have to disclose his sentiments soon 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 Waj. The chances are that Mr. Matten will seek his present place in the department of health and safety. He has been urged from many sides to do this, just as he has been urged by some to run for mayor, and by business associates to retire from politics 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 a lack of a sense of responsibility." Mr. Mattes counter by saying that he could not cease to b Interested In health matters even if outside the council, and probably some other man could do as well a be. Strength Befrtns to Show. The situation Is interesting. Tim man on the council who is not Indif ferent 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 enthusiastic 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 conduct in the council chamber and outside of It has been In the highest degree ob jectionable, 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 Kater Will Bent Rolihin. Commissioner Robbing would be today a 100 to one shot In betting parlance in a 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 raters. In the handling of his department, Mr. Bobbins 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 hl tongue's end. If Mr. Robbins had, been as good a legislator as he has been a financier, there would not be the slightest doubt of his haying hla job back for the asking. Where Robbins' Trouble Lies. The facts in Mr. Bobbins' case are that he started out on the wrong aide 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 honest judgment should not be granted, and still leave the petitioners in such a mood as to think that they have been done a favoi. To whatever Mr. Robbins opposes he is hostile. Instead of exhibiting sympathetic attitude toward the principle of this or that proposition, the letter of which he cannot euppon Mr. Robbins usually can be trusted either cynically to condemn It or to treat it as if the presentation of i; was intended as a personal affroni. And some people have long memories. Mayor Will He Renominated. Mayor Dinneen and Commissionti Rtithrauff are regarded as sure place winners in the primary, and it will take a strong man to beat Dinneen. It is by no means certain that Tucker could do it, popular as Mr. Tucker Is 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 tho 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 t 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. a,r.( 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 the Forty Thieves was shown, and the children were very enthusiastic over it. The war review film was also much enjoyed." ( I

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