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he and lost until which when as in is HERALD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1919. DECATUR HERALD 3 DECATUR T. HOWELL CELEBRATES HIS 87TH BIRTHDAY Born on Lincoln's Birthday in State Where Lincoln Was Born MARRIED 65 YEARS T. Howell informally observJohn 87th anniversary of his birth ed the in his home, 1766 North Wednesday street, and while he is apparMain in the enjoyment of perfect ently protests that he is "not as bealth, as I was 40 years ago." he he walked visits to the business Lincoln When Equare. of the city, as he does twice times a week in fair weathsection or walks for the exercise.

three er, be For he made his home in 804 15 years Church street, but about two North ago he and his wife went to their home with their. son, John months make 1166 North Main street, the feeling that hie parents were too Howell, make an attempt to maintain son a old to Married 65 Years. separate household. Mire. 7.

T. Howell will be 84 years next month and one week of from age tomorrow--Feb. 21, she and her will observe the 65th annihusband versary of their marriage. Mrs. Howell apparently strong enjoys is good unable health, but walk, 19 but not she retains arall her faculties, and mind is perfectly clear.

her John T. Howell was born in Shelby Kentucky, Feb. 12, 1832. He county, came to Illinois in 1863 and affirst prospecting about in several counter concluded to locate near what is ties, Lake City and there he bought TOW to which he moved in the farm wring of 1864. Commenting upon conditions he he came the Illinois, Mr.

Howell said: 10 Were Deer Here. "When I settled near what is now City, after passing the Dunn take two miles to the north, there place, not a house between my farm 715 and Bement. It was all raw prairie land. Occasionally there was a shanty up by herder but it was pot unbroken prairie. There were a all deer in that country then.

One few day one of my neighbors who haptened to be near, called attention to the fact that there was a deer in my wheat field. I got my gun and sneaked up close enough to shoot. I missed the first shot but hit the the second time. It ran to the deer of the timber and stopped. I vent to the house and got more immunition and got close enough to thoot a second time but let the animal jump the fence and get away without shooting at it.

Soon after that ft. was killed. I could see a tool of blood where it stood in the edge of the timber and knew that It had been hit. Dodged the Ponds. "The spring I came here I drove from Lovington to Decatur to get some household goods.

They told me it was 16 miles but I thought it NES 30 miles for it took me all day. In those days there were no roadsit was dodging ponds all the time. I got my wagon loaded that night and started home the next morning and got there about dark. I didn't believe then that there would ever be a railroad through twere country. "The settled places close to the timber, and I bought a farm that had improved A little and paid 125 per acre for it.

The changes that have come during the years that I hare lived in Illinois are more than any one could have dreamed of when I came here. A man familiar with the country at that time could not recognize it now." Reads Daily Papers. J. T. Howell.

spite of his years. is able to read without difficulty and Wednesday usual read the daily papers bed time. He declares that could never figure out anythine defeat for Germany in the var his great desire now that the former kaiser shall be properly dealt with and he believes that imprisonment with actual prison fare for the kaiser and his crew is the proper prescription for the war lord. BAILEY RETURNS TO HIS VESSEL After a two weeks furlough in Decattir Leo Bailey left for New L. York Wednesday where he will report at the navy.

yard for duty on the U. S. S. Caldwell, on which ship ho has been stationed for the last nine months. The Callwell a destrover.

and has been doing convoy work during the war. This ship was one of the convoy escorted the President to Brest he arrived in France to attend the Peace Conference. Bailey hopes to receive his release from the navy, but has no assurance as Vet. Before entering the service he was employed in the Farmer's State Bank and Trust Co. Abe Martin I Sometimes a marriage 1s such a failure that a feller find himself payin' fer his weddin' clothes an' his divorce suit.

out o' th' same weekly salary. Some people git further on promises than most of us do 011 money. FEWER PAGES NEW DIRECTORY Changed Style Cuts Size of Telephone Book In Half; More Subscribers. There is a marked change in the appearance and make-up of the new -the telephone Central directory just issued by Union Telephone Co. The new directory is printed on the same order as the directories in the larger cities, which was necessary on account of the addition of hundreds of new telephones in Decatur, The new directory is an inch wider and longer than the old one, and there are only 90 pages in the new one compared with 212 In the old.

seinstead of occupying the one name line of the across sub- the page as in the directory, in the new one the subscriber's name, with his address telephone number goes only halt was across. 80 that there are two columns of names on each page. Numbers Follow Names. The number of the telephone is in heavy black figures about two points larger than the type used in the printing of the name and address of subscriber. The number follows the name instead of preceding It as in the old directory.

Where a firm has a private branch exchange connecting with all departments, that fact is told in a line, Instead of detailing all the departments with which nection can be made as in the old condirectory. The names of Harristown subscribers are also included in the new directory. BRIEF CITY NEWS HANTHORN BUYS BUSINESS. Howard Hanthorn has purchased the interest of his business associate, Ernest Schnepp, in the Battery Seryice station, 228 East North street, which they established three years ago, and have since jointly managed. Mr.

Hanthorn expects to expand the facilities for handling the business of the station. The retiring member of the firm, who came to Decatur from Springfield, has not announced his business plans. LOAD OF LUMBER. The city has bought a carload of heavy lumber which will be used in repairing of street crassings. The lumber was bought at a saving of $500 and will be a fine addition to the supply of the city street department.

NEW CARS COME. G. Parker, who recently took the Scripps Booth and Stutz agencies for Decatur and surrounding territory, has received three Scripps Booth cars and expect: to get some Stutz cars In short time. He will occupy the room formerly occupied by the Jordan agency on North Main street. GIVE SOCIAL TONIGHT.

En Ami lodge, 593, K. of will give a social and entertainment for the members and their families in their Castle hall on South Park street this evening. A pleasant surprise is being prepared in connection with the party. NAMED EXECUTRIX. Mrs.

Nancy Keister Wednesday qualified as executrix of the will of John F. Keister and gave bond in the sum of $20,000. IS 81 YEARS OLD. Mrs. E.

W. Major of Warrensburg celebrated her 81st birthday anniversary Sunday, Feb. 9. A number of her relatives and friends spent the day with her. GOES TO INDIANA.

Carl Haak, who has been stationed in Camp Custer for the last five months, has been visiting his parents at 644 West Division street. Haak, who is a carpenter, has gone to Gary, where he expects to find work. FLUE BURNS OUT Firemen made a run to the 800 block North Railroad avenue, at o'clock Wednesday evening, only to find that a flue was burning out. $25 FOR PENSION FUND. A check for $25 was received by the firemen Wednesday to add to their pension fund from John S.

Dey, proprietor of the White Front Grocery store, in appreciation of the fine work which they did in connection with the fire in his store last Sunday. ORDER GAS MASKS. Fire Chief Devore has placed an order for 12 American gas masks with the chemical branch of the War Department, and will pay $3 each for They be distributed among the firemen and used in the smoky which are experienced quite frequently. The department has been using one of the masks for the last three weeks and has found it satisfactory. AFTER MORE SAILORS.

Coxswain Frank Cavanaugh of Springfield, wiil be in Decatur on Thursday each week to receive and interview applicants for enlistment in the navy. He will be at the City Y. M. C. A.

from 8 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon for interviewing prospective sailors. CAR STOLEN AND RECOVERED. L. W. Clark, 405 West Eldorado street.

reported to the police department at 9 o'clock Wednesday night that his Overland car had been stolen from in front of the Elks club. between the hours of and 9. but it was discovered an hour later on street, between Wood and Main street. It is believed that joy riders are responsible. KIPP IN JAIL.

Frank arrested by the on complaint niece, Miss police department. Wednesday night Grace Kipp, who charged him with being drunk and disturbing the peace. He was placed in jail to await the action of the court. BIRTHS. Born, to Mr.

and Mrs. Bert Payne of Hickory Point, Feb. 11, a son. He has been named Dean Franklin. Born.

to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dawson of Springfield, Feb. 11, a Mrs. Dawson was formerly Miss son.

Werra Keck of Decatur. Mrs. John Keck, went to Springer, field yesterday. JACKIE QUINTET LOSES CONTEST KANSAS CITY. Feb.

Lakes naval training station Great suffered its first basket ball team after a string of 17 victories defeat tonight when the Schmelzer's! here City won by 45 to team of Kansas 39, SALVATION ARMY WITHOUT LEADER Capt. and Mrs. Williamson Leave Because of Daughter's Health News of Capt. and Mrs. James T.

Williamson leaving Decatur is a surprise to friends of the Salvation Army, who 80 recently welcomed these people when they arrived from Hannibal to take up the work with us. Acting on the advice of physiclans, Capt. and Mrs. Williamson are taking their daughter, Miss Lillian, West on account of her health. Although she has not been well for some time it is only recently that it seemed Imperative for her to seek another climate.

She is suffering with tuberculosis. Leave for Oklahoma. Capt. Williamson and his daughter left Monday for Oklahoma, where they will visit the former's father for some time. Mrs.

Williamson is spending a few YammyCentralia before Joining her not known in what part fthe West they will be located permanently. Although the local Salvation Army has no one in view at present to take the place riade vacant by Capt. Williamson, every effort will be made to find a competent worker. For the present Adjutant M. Jobe will be in charge of the meetings.

NEGRO IS SHOT IN TRAVER HALL Remus Lett Has Bullet in Abdomen; James Carter in Jail Remus Lett, colored, living in 100 West Macon street, is seriously injured and laying in the St. Mary's hospital, shot through the abdomen at 1:15 o'clock this morning by James Carter, also colored, aged 28, North Franklin stret. Carter was taken into custody by the police department, and is in county jail awaiting the developments. The trouble has been brewing between the two men for the past three weeks, as the result of Mr. Lett ohlecting to Carter company with his 17-year-old daughter, Julia.

As the mother of the girl is dead, it has been the custom of the old man to protect his family as much as possible, and be has refused to allow her to keep company with Carter. Knocked Man Down. Wednesday night, while at a dance in the Traver hall, 124 East Wood street, Carter was dancing with the girl, when her father came up to him, saying that he did not approve of it. Carter is said to have made the remark that young Stephen Lett was dancing with a niece of his, and immediately afterward knocked the old man down. Knowing that the boy would take his father's part, Carter pulled his gun, 38 calibre Smith Weston, and fired at Stephen.

The boy ran down the stairs, with Carter on his heels, but Stephen proved the better runner, and managed to elude his pursuer after two shots had been fired, one in the street, and the other in the interburban yards, across the street, Still on Floor. Running back Into the hall, Carter fired two shots at the old man who was still lying on the floor. one: shot striking him in the arm, while the other entered the left side, near the abdomen. The police had arrived on the scene by this time. and Carter gave himself up to them, saying that he had done the shooting, alleging he thought the old man had reached for a gun in the left pocket of his trousers.

A physician was called, and upon examination it was found that the degree of the wound- could not be determined until an X-ray examination had been taken, which will be done this morning In St. Mary's hospital. A CO. LOST 5 MEN KILLED Eighteen Captured and 25 Wounded All of Whom Will Recover Eighteen captured. two officers killed, five men killed and twentyfive wounded is the list of casualties of Company 124th Machine Gun battery, according to a letter from Capt.

Lutz Krigbaum, January date. However, he adds that so far as he can learn all wounded have or will recover and the captured men are coming back. Company in Germany. At the time of writing the letter the company was stationed in Hefin-1 gen, Luxemburg. One letter says: "New Year's day we had a horse show, and of course got our share of the ribbons, etc.

It seemed kind of good to have Gen. Bell and Brig. Gen. Wolf over here looking things over and saying how well everything looks. Makes a fellow feel as if his efforts had been worth while." Tells of Wililams' Death.

Concerning the death of some of the members of the company the captain writes: suppose you noticed that Sergt. Castle Williams was killed. He was fine, big. six footer and a fine fela low. And to think that he was to me when hit by a shell.

I was ins surely broken up by this. I always took much pride in him and could always trust him to do most anything and know it would be done right. And then we lost First Lieut. Lewis P. Rogers.

The other officer I lost was Leroy McCullough, a Chicago and a fine big fellow. It was his boy, platoon that the men that were captured belonged to." SALVATION 'ARMY LEADERS LEAVING CITY Sitting Capt. and Mrs. James T. Williamson.

Standing--Cadet Lillian Williamson and Envoy Mabel Dulaney. PROGRAM TO ANNUAL FOLLOWING Reports on Carry on Work Drive Slow in Reaching Chairmen, Instead of the usual banquet after the annual meeting, the members of the Y. W. C. A.

board will have a short program given by the members of the various clubs. The annual meeting is to be next Tuesday evening and at that time the board members will elected and short reports of the year's work will be read. In the carry on work drive which the Y. W. C.

A. has been pushing through the last two weeks many of the townships and most of the city pre4incts have reached their quota. No definite reports of the final resuits can be made, however, until all of the workers are heard from. A number of the township workers, especially, have not reported as yet. The workers hope to finish up this week.

FREE SHOWINGS ON EAST SIDE Picture Houses Will Have "Fit to Fight" Tuesday and Friday Arrangements are being made for showings of the social hygiene film "Fit to Fight," at the two east side theaters next week. The exhibitions will come after the main show and will be free to men and boys over 16. The dates arranged for Tuesday, the 18th-Paris theater, East Eldorado street. Thursday, the 20th-Crescent theater, William street and East W. J.

Grady, who is in charge of the factory work is co-operating with the educational committee of the Social Hygiene organization in advertising these exhibitions in the factories. The film will be shown at Millikin university Friday afternoon, the 19th at 3 o'clock under the auspices or the college Y. M. C. A.

and at the Railroad Y. M. C. A. Friday afternoon of this week.

$2,275 OF CHURCH DEBT IS RAISED East Park Baptist Expects to Finish Payment of $2,800 by the First of March. Great enthusiasm on the part of all the members 111 the East Park Baptist church meeting last night greeted the announcement that $2,275 of the $2,800 debt has been raised, with the prospect of entirely wiping the slate clean by March' 1. At the start the campaign 21 members gave $100 each and in they meeting last night another $175 given in smaller gifts. Contract Is Ratified. The congregation last Right also endorsed and ratified the contract made out by the board regarding subscriptions on the old debt.

From this amount of $2,800 against the church, $1,500 will go toward meeting the debt incurred when the basement was made under the church. $800 will go toward paying for the paving in front of church and $200 for painting the spring. A special finance committee was named composed of Rev. G. W.

Stoddard, Dwight Stamper, C. B. Warner and with C. S. Stice as the Charles treasurer.

NEW STORM SEWER ON N. FRANKLIN A storm sewer is being put In tol the Leiby, Scovill and serve necke properties, extending from East William north on Franklin to North street and west to State street. The sewer is being constructed by private contract, as the three parties for it have felt the need for paying it for some time. As Franklin street will be paved this year, it was thought best to install it now before the work is started on the new pavement. The sewer designed to carr: away all storm is from the three properties.

The water old one which has served that neighborhood became stopped up, and let the low Leiby yard fill with water: after every storm. REV. FATHER CAREY LEAVES ST. TERESA'S Father Carey, who has been Rev. St.

Teresa's academy for chaplain in about a rear has been forced to reaccount of ill health. He sign on leaves Decatur next Sunday for AriAlthough the school has not zona. yet succeeded in getting A successor it is hoped that Father Carey's place will not be vacant Ionz. TODAY'S MEETINGS. Decatur Trades and Labor Assembly.

Encampment No. 37, I. Decatur O. North Main street. Starlight Council No.

156, D. of Redmen's hall. Stated Meeting Chapter No. 111, E. Masonic Temple 7:30.

Initiation. I MARY RINEHART DIES WEDNESDAY Fifth Member of Emery Family to Die Within the Last Two Years Mrs. Mary Rinehart, aged 35 years, died in her home near Atwater, Wednesday afternoon after a long illness. Her death was due to tuberculosis of the kidneys. She leaves her husband, Thomag B.

Rinehart, and their son, Harry, aged 12 years. Funeral services will be conducted in the family home in Atwater Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock and the burial will be in the Atwater cemetery. To Attend Funeral. Mr. and Mrs.

S. R. Nowlin, Mr. and Mrs. Nowlin and Lawrence E.

and Louis L. Emery will go to Atwater to attend the funeral. The death of Mrs. Rinehart is the fifth in that family within A perlod of less than two years. Her father, Clarence Emery of Austin township, where she wag born and lived until 1912, died in May, 1917.

Walter Emery, son of Clarence Emery, in the U. S. army, died in Camp Cody, Deming, N. Jan. 28, Another son, Charles W.

Emery, died of pneumonia in France Dec. 31, 1918. Mrs. Kate Galloway, a daughter of Clarence Emery, died in her home in Austin In township Austin Aug. Many 26, 1918.

The Emery family in Nearlived Austin township for many years and enjoyed a wide acquaintance in that part of the county. The mother died about three years ago. The remainmembers of the family of ten ins, are Louis and Lawrence E. Emery of Austin township. BUILD STATION IN NORTH MAIN Consumers Refining to Improve Vacant Lot at North Street A service station building is to be erected on the unimproved lot, corner of Main.

and North streets by Consumers Refining which recently took over the of the Independent Oil of Decatur. Building space 60x70 feet has been leased from the R. L. Walston estate, owner of the lot mentioned. The investment contemplated is about $8,000.

The plans provide for a filling station wholly within the lot lines with approaches that will make an easy entrance and exit for autos served. The filling station 413 North Main street, will be abandoned when the new structure hag been completed. Will Erect Warehouse. The Consumers Refining Co. also contemplates the erection of a warehouse on Illinois Central frontage south of Wood street but the details of that improvement have not been fully determined.

from With the the Independ- ground space acquired ent company and recent acquisitions, the Consumers Refining Co. now have a tract 150x150 feet upon which the warehouse will be located. JUSTICE COURT NOTES Ray Black, Lloyd Latch and Mary Owens, charged with contributing to the delinquency of Mrs. Mary Johnson, once more given a continuance of the trial in the court of Justice S. T.

Keeler Wednesday. The case will be tried before the court Feb. 21, at 1 o'clock. Silas Miller, arrested recently on complaint of his wife who charged him with assault, was given a continuance of his trial before Justice Keeler, and will answer to him Monday, Feb. 17.

John Baker, charged with forgery, was taken before Justice Harry C. Noble Wednesday, where he waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to the May term of the grand jury under bond in the sum of $1,000. He failed to produce a bondsman, and was committed to the county jail. MILMINE GRAIN CO. WOULD INCORPORATE MILMINE, Feb.

of the Milmine Grain of Milmine, yesterday filed application for incorporation with Secretary of State Emmerson. The capital stock of the company 1s given ag $30,000. Incorporators are F. O. Lefever, J.

J. Crook, Charles Baker, D. P. Tyman and S. E.

Funk. Elder Higgins Faces Abduction Charge The case of The People Elder Higgins on the charge of abduction will be called at 8 o'clock evening Judge Robert R. Rogan's court in Travel hall. Elder Higgins has retained Robert Brown and Jessie Fry as counsel for the defense in the case, while Dave Hunt and Carrie Gardner will prosecute. No specifications are mentioned in the case except that of abduction and Elder Higgins has not been placed in durance vile as yet.

The proceeds of the mock trial will go to the building fund of the A. M. E. church. ANTIOCH COMMUNITY PLANNING SOCIAL Antioch community, will meet in a Valentine social in the Antioch Christian church, east of Decatur, Friday evening.

A program of music and ther features will be given, after which there will be refreshments. Oliver Banton, who has recently returned from service in the navy, will tell of navy life, and there will be some selections of community singing and vocal solos. The gathering is also in of several families who are removing: from, the community and will no longe be with the local congregation. All friends are invited. INDIANA WOMAN DIES IN DECATUR Mrs.

Cassic. Devore Came to City eeka Ago to Visit Son, James Devore. Mrs. Anderson Devore, aged 66 years, Cassie, Wednesday afternoon in the home of her son, James Herbert Devore. 2517 East William street, following a stroke of paralysis.

Mrs. Devore, has been somewhat of an invalid for four years due to paralysis, came to Decatur from Indiana about five weeks ago to visit with her son, and while here was stricken and died. She was born in Knox county, Indiana, Nov. 11, 1853. Her husband died several years ago.

Her surviving children are her sons, James H. Devore of Decatur and Curtis Devore of Danville, and her daughters, Mrs. Orie Bence of Windsor and Mrs. Josephine Jordan of Shelbyville. The funeral arrangements have not yet been determined.

WILLARD BATEMAN DIES IN HOSPITAL Willard Bateman, aged 21 years, died in St. hospital Wednesday evening of peritonitis following an operation for appendicitis. His father of Sullivan was with him when the end came. The young man had been employed for two years in Cooper's cafeteria. body was removed to the undertaking rooms of Monson Wilcox and probably will be removed to Sullivan today but that had not been determined last night.

Baby Dies Wednesday; Father Is in France Robert E. Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hill, died Wednesday in the home of Mr. and Mrs.

Conrad Custer, 1152 North Monroe street. The child was three weeks of age. The father is with the U. S. army in France.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Custer home this morning at 9 o'clock and the body will be taken to Macon for burial. RUTHRAUFF'S UNCLE DIES. M. O. Ruthrauff, aged 67 years, died Wednesday in Colorado, where he was visiting when taken ill.

He was an uncle of City Commissioner Harry Ruthrauff, who was informed Wednesday of the death. The body was taken to South Haven, the home of the decedent and the burial will be there. STARE FUNERAL. F'uneral service for Mrs. Barbara Stare will be conducted in Grace church this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

HAROLD LESTER SMITH. Harold Lester, 7 months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A.

Smith, 558 Greenwood avenue, died of pneu-! monia Wednesday night at 7 o'clock. The parents and one brother, Wilbur are the surviving members of the family. The funeral arrangements have not been announced. MOTHER IS DEAD. Mrs.

Dale Robinson, aged 84 years, died in her home at Cannelton, Wednesday after an illness of a week. She was the mother of S. L. Payne, 936 North Union street, who was called to Cannelton a week ago. HENRY T.

PEVELER. Henry infant son of Mr. and Wednesday in the home of Mrs. Henry, Peveler of Montezuma, his grandfather, Henry Hanson, east of Decatur, where the family was visiting. The child was six months of age and its death was due to pneumonia.

The body was removed to the Moran undertaking rooms and funeral service will be conducted in the Moran chapel this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. EDITH MEISENHELTER. Edith Meisenhelter, wife of G. V. Lowrie, in Newkirk, Jan.

31, of pneumonia, following an attack of influenza. Her husband and two sons survive her. Prior to her marriage to G. V. Lowrie, the home of Edith Meisenhelter was in Champaign county.

After her marriage she and her husband made their home in Decatur for several years, and then removed to Kay county, Oklahoma, where they have since made their home. Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct William Smitha entered a plea before Judge F. H. Boggs in the circuit court Wednesday to an indictment charging disorderly conduct and 8 fine of $10 and costs was assessed against him, which he paid. An indictment charging petty larceny assault was stricken.

In the case stricken State's Attorney Deck was uncertain of a conviction and Smitha agreed to leave the county it he was permitted to escape with a fine. Recently home has been near Warrensburg to which place he had come from Kentucky whence he promised to return. TOWN TALK MOOSE DANCE TONIGHT -Dancing 9 to 12. Admission 55c. SALESLADIES WANTED -Experienced salesladies for coats, waists, skirts and suit department.

Apply between 9 and 10 Osgood Dry Goods Co. -Try our Mexican Chili BRYAN'S CAFE, 139 Prairie -Sweet Skimmed Milk. Decatur Ice Cream Co. -Free dirt 853 N. Church.

All you want. Phone 2011. HOULIHAN THE TAILOR --D. Goodman, practical tailor. Suits pressed, cleaning, repairing, altering.

141 S. Main St. Next to St. Nicholas Hotel. AUTO PAINTING AUTO LAUNDRY English, 160 W.

Main, -Dr. A. E. Prince will see his eye, ear, nose and throat patients in Decatur on the first and third Tuesday: of each month at Dr. Tobey's office.

549-550 Powers Bldg. -BOB SATTLEY, the restaurant man, says "We -educate too many of our FOOLISH PEOPLE and then set back and believe every thing, without question. the 'darn fools' say, IOWA GOVERNOR MAY SPEAK HERE W. J. Ellis of City Club Receives Letter from Gov.

W. L. Harding SCOUTS AFTER MORE MEMBERS "Extension Day" Observed Today; Anniversary Week Closes Sunday "Every Good Boy in Decatur a Scout" is the slogan which the Decatur Boy Scouts will carry with them into their Extension Day campaign today, which is one of the features of Anniversary Scout week which is being celebrated. Following troop meetings in the troop rooms Wednesday night, the boys started out this morning to make "Extension Day" one of the biggest days of the week. Ten Active' Troops.

The scout movement has already gained time impetus there in Decatur and than at the present are more active troops, with the prospect of more being formed. "Friday will be "Father and Son" day with every father a scout for the day. The boys are planning to attend the different Father and Son banquets which are to be held in Decatur churches that evening. Flag Raising at Fairview. Every scout will take a lunch and a cup to Fairview park, Saturday where "Field Day" contests between the different troops are planned.

A flag raising at Lincoln Cabin will be the feature of 'the day's program. Scout week will close with an 88- sembly meeting in the Congregational church at which time Rev. Frank Fox, pastor of the church, will address the scouts. ANOTHER CHURCH IN FEDERATION Congregationalists Take Vote; Trinity Methodists Favorable Practically all the local churches will decide at varicus meetings during this week and the first part of next, whether or not they will enter the church federation. With four churches definitely decided in favor of joining, Congregational people unanimously joined these forces last night at the mid-week prayer service.

Warren F. Hardy, A. Wolfe, and Dr. Frank Fox were chosen as formal delegates in representing the church, Trinity Is Favorable. Although this question was discussed at some length in Trinity Methodist no definite action was taken.

The comments for Joining were favorable but members asked for more time and on the subject. They especially informations anxious, however, to do their part in helping the Centenary movement in every way possible. First Owen Baptist Scott, as church, moderator presented of the subject to those who assembled for the prayer meeting service last night. In the midst of the discussion the pastor, Rev. T.

Harley Marsh, who has been absent for several weeks, came into the meeting, and in the welcoming that followed there was little space for any regular business. This church will probably vote on the federation question not later than Sunday. DEEDS RECORDED. F. J.

Parr to Addie M. Shepard, 25, block 4, University Place addition lot to Decatur, $1. Roy Pope to Thos. G. Overmier, two acres in lot 4, in the east half of the northeast.

quarter of 9, 16,2, east, $900. Mabel F. Belden to J. S. Smith, lot 6, block 7, South addition to Decatur, $1.

M. A. Constant to B. M. and Walter! Dennis, lot 5, block 1, Imboden Springs Frank M.

addition Kile to to E. Decatur, F. $1. Drobisch, lot 5, block 11, Walnut Grove addition to Decatur, $1. Michael O'Donnell to Nettie Slifer, Lot 6, block 3, S.

C. Allen's sub-division, $1. G. E. Weatherby to Max L.

and Myrtle E. Swarthout, lot 13, block 7, Oakdale addition Decatur, $1. Erle B. Belden to Smith, lot 5. block 2.

Durfee. Warren 2d addition to Decatur and lot 8, block Oaklawn addition to Decatur, $2. Cynthia E. Foster to Daniel A. Heidelbaugh.

the north half of lot 6. block 4. H. Robinson's addition to Decatur, $1. W.

A. Phares, executor to Birdie Gentzler, lot 20, in resurvey in Raceland, in 7, 16. 3, east, $280. Trustees Church of God, Decatur, to Eunice C. SGetawrt, Hy wlik nd to Eunice C.

Stewart, lot 2, block 6, Higgins addition to Decatur, $1. MARRIAGE LICENSES Joseph Benton Smith. legal Age, Moweaqua. Mary J. Helatt, legal age, Moweaqua.

W. Ellis, president of the City club, in his efforts to secure the best possible speakers for the benefit of the members of the club, recently wrote to Gov. W. Harding of lowa, inviting him to give an address before them. That the invitation was received with favor was proven a letter received by Mr.

Ellis Wednesday, which reads in part as follows: "I assure you that I am deeply appreciative of the honor you confer upon me by extending me this invitation, and I should deem it a privilege to participate in one of your 508- sions. Some time later in the year. after the legislature has adjourned, shall make a special effort to visit your city." May Be Here in April. At just what time Gov. Harding will make his visit to Decatur is not definitely known.

as Mr. Ellis does not know just when the legislature 01 that state adjourns, but it is probable that he will be here about the latter part of April. Having taken a great deal of interest in the outcome of the war, and donating his services to the cause as much as possible, the visit to Decatur is expected to be special to the members of the club. the Interest, talk is and sure interest, to be a good one, full of as the governor is known to be an able speaker. From present indications, he will be here for a noonday luncheon of the City club.

Gen. Wood Comes Feh. 21. Maj. Gen.

Wood, in a telegram to Mr. Ellis Wednesday morning. informed him that he would be in Decatur Friday, Feb. 21, instead of on the 19th, as he had previously planned. However, at the time that the other date was fixed, it was said to be only a tentative one, but the date he fixed Wednesday will not be changed.

The coming of Gen. Wood to Decatur is expected to create more interest than the coming of any other man in the history of the club, and arrangements are being made to give him a fitting welcome. A reception will be given in his honor Friday night, previous to which an elaborate banquet will be served in the ball room of the Hotel Orlando. Wives of members, as well as their friends, will be invited to the occasion. and the reservations are expected to be larger than at anv other reception given by the club.

Subject Not Known. The subject on which Gen. Wood will speak is not known, but as he is a military man of long experience. he is expected to talk along those lines, and Mr. Ellis is of the opinion that his will he a most interesting address.

DRY LAW BOOMS LOCAL FIRMS Fountain Companies Running at Capacity---Talk Factory Additions "At the present time the business is the biggest in our history." said Beane of the Combination Fountain Company Wednesday afternoon. in commenting on the growth of the fountain industry in Decatur. "This increase is alone due to the fact also for that we have that the country, is going dry, but strengthened our sales organization and our capacity. Capacity Increased. "We haven't the time to think of any additions to our factory, but we strengthened the organization within so that our capacity has been increased.

Of course if the business keeps up like it has been recently we will have to think of enlarging our plant. We have developed An effective organization inside our plant and also on the outside and that accounts for the big business." The Walrus company is experiencing the came growth in its business and has alto streugthened its sales organization with the appointment of Homer V. Ground, formerly of the Decatur Fountain Company, as generas sales manager. Mr. Ground was with the Decatur Fountsin company for five years and his experience will be valuable with nis new employers.

The Decatur Fountain plant is being revived orders tha: are expected to come 8 result of the national prohibition measure which has been passed. CANNOT GET ALONG WITHOUT THE CHURCH Rev. T. Harley Marsh Returns From South in Time for Mid-Week Prayer Service. "The church may be able to get along without me.

but I find that 1 can't get along without the church," was one of the first statement: made by Rev. T. Harley Marsh, pastor of the First Baptist church, when he dropped at the mid-week prayer' service in the church last night upon his return from Florida, where he went in search of health. "I vieited several churches in several citles, but nowhere did I find a better church than our First church or better town than our Decatur," said Rev. Mr.

Marsh. He seems to have entirely recovered his strength, but mits that he is not yet in the heavy weight class. Saw Many Planes, Last Saturday Dr. Marsh attended a baseball game in Miami played ba two aviation schools there. The day was so warm that he felt very much in need of his palm beach suit.

When he reached Jacksonville on Wednes. day he was glad to have heavy ing. as he found it colder there than here. Dr. Marsh saw so many air.

nary sights planes that they, became quite. ordi. Although many in the congregatior thought it unwise for Dr. Marsh to come here this week, he insists that he is fully able to occupy his pulpit Sunday morning. "If I am not allowed to preach no one can prevent my sitting in the gallery," said thin very enthusiastic pastor..

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