Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on September 28, 1908 · Page 8
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Decatur, Illinois
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Brief City News On Front street Friday and Saturday the whistle of a quail was heard a number of times. Friday evening the bird was seen several times. Saturday It was heard in the little park between the Illinois Central station and Eldorado street. A Columbia bicycle belonging to Wilson Bering was stolen from his home. 457 West William street, Wednesday, Sept. 9. The matter was reported to the police Saturday, seventeen days after the theft. S. V. McKennan of Champaign and Miss Bessie McGhann of Taylorville were married Saturday evening at 9:30 o'clock by Rev. W. H. Penhalle-gon, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, at his residence, 833 West North street. Mr. McKennan is manager of the Bell elephone company in Champaign. He is a brother of Mrs. B. N. Henkle of this city. Mr. , and Mrs. McKennan left Tor Chicago on their wedding trip and on their return will live in Champaign. Chief of Police Mason has detailed the following officers to do duty at the Springfield state fair grounds this week: C. B. Cross. Clayton Clements, Carl Besalkl, Joseph Powell, J. T. Peel and J. F. Eskridge. The detail will go on duty Monday morning. Dr- C. C. Greenfleeld of St Louis, a student in the class of Dr. T. C. Bux ton, Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Buxton, 1010 Cleveland avenue. He will return to St. Louis tonight. Mrs. Buxton's mother, Mrs. Mary Stropee of Oreana, is visiting her daughter. Th marriage of George Peters and Miss Martha Novak will be solemnized next Wedn?sday evening at St. Johannes' German Lutheran church. Rev. William Heyne officiating. Both young people are prominent in St. Johannes young people's society. Corban Foster and son, Ora, of Sumner are visiting Mr. Foster's brother, Thomas Boster and family, 237 West TWratnr street. Miss Delia Cash returned Friday from Towanda and Gridley, where she vlsifort frlends. John Byrne and E. B. Hitchcock, of the Review editorial statr, win leave Monday morning in company with J. M. Cowan for the Ozark mountains in Missouri, where they will spend two weeks camping as the guests of Mr. Cowan. The Decatur Trades and Labor Assembly will hold its regular semimonthly meeting Thursday evening in Carpenter's halt All delegates are requested to be present as business of Importance will come before the meeting. Edward Baker was given a surprise cinrnv vveninar at his home, 836 North Broadway. In honor of his 33rd birthday anniversary.,- Jtteiresnmenis were served by Mrs. Baker, who planned the party. Mr. Baker received a number of presents. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Daley, Flossie Daley. Mildred .Daley. Mabel McClain, Mr. and Mrs. James Lindiman, Mrs. George Baker, Mrs. Braden and children. William Baker and Mrs. Maggie Bower. Fred L Rlggin of 461 North Church street and Donald Lewellen of 1298 West Eldorado street, are both minus their bicycles. The wheels were stolen mctlm. Saturday. It Is supposed, by different Dersons. The matter was Immediately reported to the police. " The local police have been notified to be on the lookout for Eugene Dilley, aged 39 years, who while temporarily Insane disaprearea irnm nis iiurae i Trafalgar, Ind., last July 25. NEW CHICAGO CHURCH WILL COST $500,000 CHICAGO, Sept. 27. Erection of a 4&00.000 temple in Chicago with funds raised by Chicago followers of Baha-Ism. among whom are women prominent in socletv. is to make this city ' the home of the sect, which has 1,- 600.000 disciples in all parts of the wa1,1 ' T ! 1 1 Ckfn fra Hf A Tude, Mme. Ragna Linne, the famous l soprano, and Mrs. iNeiile cox. au-i thor, are leading spirits in the local , colony representing the religion found-ied by Baba 'C Llah. A mnf nf theli. Intention tn help build a great temple on a site al ready selected in Wllmette caused a sensation in club and society circles today. The first stone of the temple, which is to have nine doors and nine sides at each of which a fountain will play. tin accordance with the mysterious (lawn of the sect, has been provided and a woman worshiper whose name Is kept secret, carried it from the feouth side to the ground on which the vteraole is to be raised. I Traveling on foot she bore the heavy totone to the site as an offering to the memory of Baba b Llah. The religion reached America In 1S33 during the congress of religions at the world's fair. The founder of the sect had long been dead, afid his son, Ab- llul-Paha. wa3 a prisoner in Asiatic (Turkey, where he had fled after being (persecuted in his native Persia. Their service is conducted by dif ferent members. Hymns are sung and here is reading from the Bible and the .vorks of Baha "ITLlah. The name of he diety hidden in the chapters of Genesis, is pronounced in the service Is directed by the prophet, who has biade known to his followers the pro- unclatlon of the mystery. This name, which the believers hide torn the outer world. Is graven In a lymbol upon a carnellan set in a ring rorn by every one oi tne laitniui, ana his ring serves to introduce and iden tify the wearer. A Christian who Joins with us be- Fomes Mosaic." said one of the believ- trs. "and a Jew becomes a Christian. ye believe in the golden rule and in te truth, which is God. Our religion as catholic as any form of religion buld ever be." 130,COO FIRE AT CAIRO Inplement Company and Lumber Con cern Saner Heavier loxk. CAIRO, Sept. 27. Cairo suffered a 50.000 fire when- the office building id warehouse of the Three States im-ement company, at Twentieth and kmmerclal avenue, and the warehouse id office building and lumber yard of e Kelly Bros.' Lumber company, dl-etly adjoining on the north, burned. The fire started In one of the store- loms-of the Kelly Bros. Lumber com- ny and was under considerable adway before discovered. The Three ates' Implement company carried a Ral of insurance of $31,000 and the Miona Motor company carried aiM burance of $2,000. The total Insur- Ice carried by the Kelly Bros.' Lum- r company was $46,700. MRS RROCKWAY 91 Well Known Resident Succumbs to the Weight of Her Years. HALF CENTURY IN DECATUR Two Great-Great Grandchil dren Among Her 102 Descendants. Mrs. Eliza Brockway, one of the eldest residents of the city, succumbed to the Infirmities of old age last night at 8 o'clock. The end came at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. M. Shaffer. 161 West Wood street. Mrs. Brockway was ninety-one years and three months old. Until about six months ago she apparently enjoyed good health. She had just returned from a visit to one of her daughters last spring, when her health began to fall. Steadily Bhe sank until It was seen that she could not survive long. Death came peacefully last night. For several days her demise had been expected. Mrs. Brockway was well known here, having lived in Decatur for the past fifty-two years. She was born in Silver Lane, near Hartford. Conn., Jane 26. 1817. On December 1, 1833. she was united in marriage to David Brockway at Hartford and after giving there for about two years moved with him to Bourbon county, Kentucky, where they made their home for nineteen years. They moved to Decatur in 1856 and they lived in the same house, 320 East Cerro Gordo street, from the time of their arrival until Mr. Brockway's death. In 1892. a period of thirty-six years. Since that time Mrs. Brockway had lived with her children 1-ere. Mr. Brockway was 82 years old at the time of his death. Twelve children were born to them. Leaves 102 Deicendants. Beside the twelve children there are forty-six grand-children, forty-two great grand-children, and two great-great grand-children, a total of 102 descendants. They are scattered over Texas, Kansas. Tennessee, Colorado, Connecticult. Illinois, New Mexico and California. Five generations were represented in Decatur before the death of Mrs. Brockway. On her ninetieth birthday anniversary last year Mrs. Brockway was given a surprise by her daughter. Mrs. J. C. Millspaugh, 317 South Franklin street. At that time the venerable old lady had the full possession of all her faculties, except that her eye sight was a little dim. She enjoyed the party in her honor as much as the guests, and took a hearty interest in everything. She often walked about the city and was a regular attendant at church. The family from which Mrs. Brockway came had a record for longevity. A brother living at Hartford is 93 years old. Two sisters died at an advanced age. one being 96 years old at the time of her death and the other, 80. Her mother died at the age of 92, and her father at the age of 75. In Decatur. Mrs. Brockway leaves the following children: Mrs. F. M. Shaffer, Mrs. J. C. Millspaugh and John A. Brockway. She also leaves two daughters in Chicago. Mrs. C. H. Donne and Miss Laura Bockway. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mrs. McRsynolds at Rest. The funeral of Mrs. Mary McRey-nolds was held at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the Antloch Baptist church conducted by Rev. James A. Crockett, pastor. Music was furnished by the regular church choir. There was a large attendance of friends and relatives. The pallbearers were John Ellis. George Claypool, Charles Daniel. R. H. Oliphant, Cook Long and Perry Orr. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. - Funeral of Mrs. Smithers. Funeral services over the body of Mrs. Josie Smithers were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the residence of D. C. Meyers, 525 South Monroe street. Rev. J. W. Eckman, a Methodist Episcopal minister, conducted the services. The pallbearers were U. G. Gile, Henry Abbott, Roy Pease. Jarry Zetterland, Gus Nitsche and W. B. Bentley. Interment was in Greenwood. Funeral of Mrs. Sears Today. The funeral of Mrs. J. H. Sears, who died Saturday night, will be held at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon from the family residence, 447 East Eldorado street. Rev. George P. Hoster of St John's Episcopal church will officiate. The Interment will be made In Greenwood cemetery. Members of the So-rosis division of the Woman's club and of the Order of Eastern Star will attend the services. CHI-NAMEL DEMONSTRATION AT OUR STORE. On Oct. 1, 2, and 3. Do not miss this opportunity to learn how to secure a new hardwood floor for $2.50. Any old floor, oil cloth or linoleum made to look like new. Hardwood, any color, any style of grain. Lessons free by special instructor. , Eckels Hardware Store, 222 N. Main. - MISS ORA MILLER AND EDWARD WHEELER WED Edward Wheeler and Miss Ora Miller of this city, were married Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by Rev. S. H. Bowyer, pastor of the First Baptist church, at his residence, 610 West Decatur street. The couple was attended by a number of friends. Mr. Wheeler is an employe of the Decatur Bridge company. Miss Miller recently moved to this city from Beecher City. To Open Convention Oct 22. The state convention of the Young Men's Christian Association - will be held in Springfield, beginning. Thursday afternoon, Oct. 22 and lasting until the following Sunday evening. The First Methodist church, which has one of the largest auditoriums In the city, will be used as the place-of meeting. Five hundred delegates from the var-..v:s associations in the state are ex-jected to be present. The program will he issued in a few days. DEAD AGED MRS. ELIZA TWO STATES COMBINE TO FIGHT HIGH RATES ST. LOUIS. Sept. 27. Business or ganizations of Missouri and Illinois are combining to make a fight before the Interstate Commerce Commission this week in St. Louis to have the increased rates between Texas and Missouri and Illinois points set aside and the old rates restored. The hearing is set for tomorrow morning in the Federal building. The rates complained of were issued in the beginning of August by F. A. Leland. joint agent of the Southwestern lines. They are declared unjust and unreasonable by the objecting ship pers, who contend that the large in crease in the volume of traffic over these lines justified a reduction in stead of an advance. The Missouri Manufacturers' asso ciation has jumped into the fight as an intervenor, the original action having been started by the Railway Commis sion of the state of Texas. Since then Chicago has Joined in the fight, H. C. Barlow representing the Chicago Chamber of Commerce, arrived n St Louis yesterday and attended a meeting of the delegates from the different associations interested in pre senting the case to the commission. J. M. Glenn, secretary of the Illinois Manufacturers' association. Is expected to take part TAKES Lift BECAUSE iOTHER SCOLGEO Hi ST. LOUIS. Sept. 27 Rebuking words from his mother, answered harshly by him caused 17-year-old Charles Jenkins. 710A Heber street, to commit suicide while in a fit of anger yesterday. Quick to anger on the slightest provocation all through his boyhood, Charles had frequently let his riotous temper get far beyond control. His mother's plan had been to reason with her son and to concede to him the right to have his own way in the household. Not reproaching herself for the rebuke administered yesterday, which she says led directly to his act, Mrs. Jenkins declared her son long ago should have been compelled to give heed to his mother's commands, and that if he had been so taught, he would not have lost his temper so completely as to take his life. When Mrs. Jenkins reproached the boy because he, with several companions, the night before, had left a litter of papers and dirt on the steps leading to their flat, he made no attempt to curb his anger. "You ought not to be scared of a little work," he exclaimed. "That don't amount to anything. I'm not the only one who makes dirt around here." The mother answered back in kind, and followed the boy into the middle room of their small flat. As the youth passed through the kitchen, he hurriedly took the medicine bottle from a shelf, and. raising it to his Hps, drained' it of its contents, before the mother could utter a word. He fell to the floor unconscious. THANKS THIEF FOR RETURNING HONEY EDWA RDSVILLE, Sept. 27. CARD OF THANKS Mr. Henry C. Squires of St. Louis street desires to express his appreciation of the kindly act of the burglar who has returned three out of the five pounds of honey that were stolen from the Squires place a few nights ago. - This notice appeared in an Edwards-ville newspaper Saturday afternoon. Wednesday morning when the domestic at the Squires residence in the West End of Edwardsville descended to prepare the matutinal repast- shp found the pantry and icebox empty. A boiled ham had disappeared and with It went milk, eggs and other supplies. Including five pounds of honey. The family breakfasted frugally on crackers and canned goods and then telephoned orders for supplies. Saturday morning the cook discovered a package on the back doorstep. It looked familiar and on examination the same wrapper that had inclosed the five pounds of honey was recognized. Inside, carefully wrapped, were three pounds of the-sweet. Now Mr. Squires is wondering if the burglar did not fancy the particular kind of honey, and why it was returned. There was no accompanying note. DISMISS POSTMISTRESS WAUK EG AN, Sept. 27. Miss Anna Whitmore, Gray's Lake postmistress, who was arrested and haled into the federal court last summer on complaint of Rev. Dr. Hevenor, who charged her with opening his love letters, but who was subsequently dismissed in court, has been let out as postmistress in the village. While this step is not only credited to the letter. affair, tt was reported soon after that her tenure of office would be short. She had held office ten years. Dr. Shaffer is the new oostmaster. THlTIIEnSTDAILY HEKALD. BROCKWAY DEBS TO SPEAK HERE EVENING OF OCT. 24 The famous "Red Special," the So cialist presidential campaign train which left Chicago Sept 25. will arrive in Decatur Saturday, Oct 24, at 4:45 p. m. Sugene V. Debs, the Social ist presidential candidate, with a large party of prominent Socialists, Is mak lng a 20,000 mile tour with 1,000 stops. The party is now on the second half of the trip, which lies through the East ern states and will end at Chicago, Nov. 1. The train is carrying tons of literature explaining the aims and ob jects of Socialism. Debs and his party will hold a meet ing here the evening of Oct. 24. CONEL IS PRESIDENT OF COMMONS BOARD Officers to act for the ensuing year were elected as follows at a meeting of the members of the new board of control of The Commons held yesterday afternoon in the club house on West Eldorado street: President, Arthur Conel; vice president, J. A. Cor-bett; secretary. Glen Corrington: treasurer, Guy Rodgers. The other members of the board are Dr. T. W. Galioway, Guy Harrison, E. B. Hitchcock, -Jesse Dowell and J. M. Cowan. The new board of control will begin its work Oct. 1 when the present board retires. The annual meeting of The Commons will be held the first Tuesday in October. At that time full arrangements will be made for the next year. There will be no change of residence from the present quarters on West Eldorado street, this having been decided some time ago. J OUT OF 8 DROWNED WHEN BOAT GOES DOWN CHICAGO, Sept. 27. Seven men Out of a party of eight were drowned in the Calumet river at 128th street. South Chicago tonight when the pleas ure launch Lemon struck one oi me supports of the railroad bridge and sank with all on board. The owner of the launch succeeded in swimming to the shore and was the only one saved. SWINDLES KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS OUT OF $10,000 CHICAGO, Sept 27. Charged with swindling wives and widows of lodge brothers in the Knights of Pythias out of more than $10,000 by Inducing them to subscribe to a fund for the perfection of a patent that is said never to have existed, Theodore Morgenstein, a prominent west side lawyer, was arrested today In New Tork. Capt. P. D. O'Brien of the detective bureau was ..,.iued by wire of the capture and Detective Wentzel, who had been at work on the case since April, was sent to New York to bring back the prisoner. Upward of 160 complaints have been made against the attorney. Among the sufferers are: Mrs. Emily Korth, 1420 West North avenue, $1,000. Mrs. Emma Rae, 666 Armitage avenue, $600. Edward Street, 202 Warren avenue, $500. - Herman Moline, North and Washtenaw avenues, $600. Morgenstein, according to the r,o-lice, operated entirely among members of the Knights of Pythias, their wives and widows. He is said to have represented that he controlled a patent that woud double the holdings of any one who invested in it. HE BOOSTS HARD ROADS II. II. Grotis Telia Farmers of Benefits of New System. OTTAWA, Sept. 27 A meeting of La-Salle county farmers arranged by the For Ottawa club, was held here Saturday for the discussion of subjects of vital importance to the farmers of the community. S. J. Craig of Will county talked upon the subject of a "Permanent System of Agriculture or Soil Culture and Increasing Its Productions." and H. H. Gross of Chicago spoke, on "Good Roads and How to Build Them." He presented figures showing that the cost of a hard road system would be light , in comparison with the vbenef its. The legislature is to be urged to pass a state aid law calling for the appropriation of $25,000,000 in ten years. Townships of the state, undei the proposed plan, will be 'asked t bond themselves for half the cost o-the hard roads built Mr. Gross pre sentcd figures to stow that the cor to LaSalle county farmers would ' only 10 cents per acre per year. TI75 HEAR MR. HANSON IN AN ABLE ADDRESS Ipringf ield Y. M. C. A Worker Talks on "The Man of the Hour." Henry Hanson, general secretary of the Springfield Y. M. C. A., gave splendid talk Sunday afternoon to about seventy-five men in the local association gymnasium. He spoke on "The Man of the Hour" and the subject was handled In an able manner. He said in part: "We may illustrate the "Man of the Hour' as a diplomat, such a man as the late John Hay. He may be a peacemaker, as President Roosevelt was in the war between Japan and Russia, or he may be an emancipator - like Lin coln. I am looking for "The Man of the Hour' in this audience today. The man of the hour must have two things. First, he must know himself. Then he is only half a man. Second, he must know God. Then and only then is he a whole man. There are many ways of knowing God. We may learn through nature the lives of others. But the greatest source of knowledge is the Bible. The Bible is the greatest book on botany because it speaks of the 'illy of the valley' and the 'rose of Sharon.' It is the greatest book on astronomy for it speaks of the 'bright and morning star.' It is the greatest book on geology for it speaks of the 'rock of ages' and 'Mt. Calvary. . The fall term of the Y. M. C. A. evening school will open-next Monday, when the students and teachers will meet to map out the courses and assignments for the first class session which will be Thursday. October 8. The purpose of this school is to help men and boys Improve their condition, in- HEXRV HA.VSOX. crease their efficiency in trade, com-merce and inriimtrv . j onu Buppifineai other educational work. Tench Mechanical Drawing. Mechanical Hran(n -..in . - . . . - iii ue laugm Monday and ThnrHnv r.m t.m 9:30' p. m. by W. M. Bishop, draftsman me turns Motor Truck company The fee Is $4 for one term of ten weeks. Show card writing and lettering will be taught Monday, 7:30 to 9:30. by Ralnh w T.lnH i i - . ...v.i . , ifc jwi,di SUV- clallst. ' A knowlprtn-o nf ci, j writing and lettering added to sales- iiia.u9iuii, gives a young man the standing of a specialist He then commands a larger salarv. Th omt ic t i term of ten weeks. There will be a class for boys who are in the business wono, out wno have very little education and are des1rnii rr t,tnnt more, which will meet three evenings a week to study business arithmetic, spelling, business penmanship and business correspondence, special work In commercial geography and other in- .wot,,,B nu practical suoiects. Edgar W. Smith of th T lur rr .ui . - - - . w. LUIS class Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. .o m s.jv. xne iee is $2 for one term of ten weeks. The Craftsman rlnh la fn, u Pse of doing manual training work The club fee is $2 which Includes the use of tools and instruction under the leadershin of Gnv RniiF0 nM. i..i.. -r . . i in: ulUU 3 sessions are held Tuesday at 7:30, for icn wa-. xne Amateur Jilectric club will study electricity and electric ap-nllances from Ihf mncnot -v The Nature Study club Is for the pur- pv5 ui learning to ooserve the interesting things in nature. There will be a camera club for thnca hobby for taking photos. There will iMi.ua.uij ue a puoio contest or exhibition during the year. I rummer Henr Crowder. Edward Crowder. aRsktani of the Y. M. C. A., addressed the Boys' Crusaders' club at 2:15 yesterday afternoon. His subject was the comparison of a boy's life to a trip on the Sanga mon irom maims bridge to Lost bridge, and was interesting as well as instructive. A larsre attendance rtf linrc k -tt C. Roby talk on "The Good Use of Talents," at the Y. Y. M. club in the after noon at 3:10. BILLY AGREES TO UMPIRE BALL GAME solicitation of the directors' of the Jacksonville Baseball association, Rev. W.-A. Sunday gave them an audience Saturday afternoon. They met him at i.uc uuuiitp uowji at d:40 o clock. He was nskpd if hti wdnlfl nmnf i ball game during his visit here. He said he would if tho rtn.. ...u .. -' v, i w i ci , 1 1 11 HI arrange a good game. The directors were delighted over the fact last night and arrangements are already under way. The game will be played next Thursday afternoon at West Side park It is hoped to have the team of the Quincy Elks of which Earl Akers is pitcher for the visitors and Manager '-!erte. Gray, Hughes. Hagel and Livingston will be the nucleus of, the lo-jiuls, with additions from Springfield uul Decatur. ... ,. . E. B. SHAW TO IMPROVE THE DECATUR GARAGE R. B. Shaw, who Saturday purchased the Decatur- Auto garage fr,om; -Phil Davis, will immediately plan to- make 'me extensive improvements in the ;ace. A complete line of repairs will installed and other improvements iade. Mr. Shaw has had several years jf exnerience in the auto business. MASON IN A CELL; GIRL BACK HOME Youthful Elopers Arrested at Union Station In St. Louis. CAUGHT ON LEAVING TRAIN Said That Boy Had Been Courting Sweetheart's Elder Sister. Charles Mason, the youth who, in company with 16-year-old Trella Cot-ner of Macon, evaded the officers and succeeded In eloping to St. Louis Saturday night, is in the county jail, while the girl is again home with her family in Macon. The eloping pair were placed under arrest by the St. Louis police Just as they alighted from the train at union station early Sunday morning. They were arrested on a telegram sent by Sheriff McGorray. Both were held in custody until the arrival later in the morning of Charles Adams, the girl's brother-in-law, who is constable at Macon. Mason and the girl were brought back to Decatur, arriving here at 3:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Sheriff McGorray was at the train to meet Constable Mason as was also Joel Cotner, father of the runaway girl. Both Mason and the girl remained silent as to their feeling over the outcome. The girl was attired in a short dress, hardly reaching to her shoetops, a light overcoat and a large black hat She was exceedingly good looking as she alighted from the train. Just a slight pout discernible on her comely face. She did not seem overjoyed at the sight of her father, neither did she regret the termination of the elopement If she did care she concealed her feeling from public gaze. Charged With Abduction. Mason was taken down town and placed in Jail. He is charged with abduction, the warrant having been sworn out by Adams in Decatur Saturday night before he left for St. Louis. Later developments in the case bring out the fact that Mason had carefully planned the elopement. It is believed that he was aided by a friend who drove the couple to the station and then took the horse and buggy back to the Davis Livery Sta ble on South Main stret, where Mason had hired It earlier in the evening. A statement by Officer Powell, who recognized the outfit being taken to the barn, as filling the description of the horse and buggy in which the elopers came to town, and which was given him by Sergeant lmboden at headquarters, bears out the presumption that Mason was assisted by some one. Officer Powell says the man driving the horse did not answer the description of the man wanted, so he could not detain him. It is also stated that Mason had been courting an elder sister of Tre- la and that he had been forbidden to enter the Cotner home in Macon. A handsome horse and buggy which he owned was sold to secure the money w-ith which to carry out his plans. It is said that the outfit was mortgaged to a local brokerage firm when sold, and that Mason likely will be compelled to answer a charge of selling mortgaged property. GIRL LOST SIX WEEKS . FOUND DEAD IN WOODS ST. LOUIS. Sept. 27. The body of Nellie Nienaber, 14 years old, who disappeared from her home at Meacham Park, near Klrkwood last August, was found yesterday in a clump of dense underbrush 3 miles from her home. It is suspected that the girl was mur dered. . A rock, weighing 30 pounds, was lying on the body. It is believed she was struck down with the rock and then beaten to death with It Nienaber. the girl's foster father, positively Identified the body as that of the missing girl, by her shoes and her hair. Jackson Long, a negro who lives near the home of Nellie Nienaber, and who was seen near the lonely spot whence she disappeared last ' August was arrested last night by Constable House. He is held on suspicion. The body of the girl was badly de composed and for that reason marks of violence. If there were any upon it. could not be seen. Dr. Bracy will hold an inciuest this morning in Klrkwood and then a close search will he made for indications of the cause of death. The body was found by Andy Bopp and his two sons of Klrkwood. who were nutting in the woods. Nellie Nienaber lived a mile and a half south of Klrkwood in Meacham Park, and the body was found three miles south of that Mr. Bopp and his boys first saw a ragged blue gingham dress on the ground in a clump of bushes. They lifted it up and saw the body beneath. They hurried from the spot and telephoned to Marshal Kinyon of Kirk-wood and he went at once to the place, guided by Mr. Bopp, and took the body to Klrkwood. . " Nobility of Labor. There is a perennial nobleness, and even sacredness. in work. Were a man ever so benighted, or forgetful of his high calling, there Is always hope in him who actually and earnestly works; in idleness alone is there perpetual despair. Carlyle. Troth by Walton. What is everybody's business is nobody's business. AValton. The Famous First-class Meals Morning Meal, 50c. Noon Meal, 50c. Evening Meals, 75c. Fair Week Monday, September 28, 1908 RAIN HERE AT LAST; uubiiun Tradition That State Paj, Brings Wet Weather Again Confirmed. At last! The backbone of the drouth th.V was rapidly turning Central iliir. Into an arid plain was broken ySiU day morning. A cold drizzly rai f! ' gan falling in the morning and J the exception of a short time in T ' afternoon and again in the evenln. ; slowly increased in volume until tM morning at 2 o'clock it was falllne in copious quantities. 6 in With the rain came a fall in tli temperature that spelled the end nf the prolonged summer season and ata! ' marked the passing of the last straw ' hat in Decatur. Umbrellas ana rain coats were dragged from the cloth! closets in which-, as one wag put u ; they have been hibernating during th summer, and again came into their own. With the r.ain also came the exit of the days of the great dust - - . . Although too late to help the corn " crop, Jupiter Pluvlus" offering wiu i prove of considerable benefit to th farmers In the vicinity of Decatur ; Pastures suffered heavily during the 1 long not perioa ana a number of farmers in this vicinity recently began sell, lng their cows. One cattle dealer said last night that the downpour would prove a blessing to them. One result of the rain was .to confirm the tradition that the state fair at Springfield always means the utter rout of dry weather in this section of the state. - Another result was to show the contrariness of human nature. One citizen who has been anathematizing the dutt for weeks- shouted with joy when th rain commenced falling. That was in the morning. By 4 o'clock in the afternoon he was heard kicking forcibly because the streets were getting muddy. v- :::::::-c. YESTERDAY $ NO ARRESTS Rectrd of arrenta for drank--4 raoni ! folloirai a 1908.. 1907 A First month (Mny) 14 0 Second month (June) ..23 Third month (July) 3.1 Fourth month Ang;.)..2S Sept 8 1 Sept 9 0 Sept. 10 0 Sept. 11 0 Sept. 13 0 Sept. 13 4 Sept. 14 J Sept 15 0 Sept. 16 0 Sept. 17 1 Sept. 18. I Sept. 10 0 Sept. 20. 2 Sept. 21 2 Sept. 22 0 Sept 23 1 Sept. 24 3 Sept. 25 0 Sept. 20. .0 Sept. 27 . .O BS 4) 84 l . 1 2 1 . 1 - TOWN TALK YOU PAY A LITTLE MORE FOB CLOTHES THAT DENZ MAKES, BUI DAVIS CABS AND TRUNKS. P MAIENTHAL BROS, TAiLORS. ' Ijst your property with BnrtscB) Bros. & O'MaTa. 123 East Main St v New Brewster piano $200, $6 pel month. Slightly used pianos at $150, $160 and $175, low monthly payment! at Prescott Music House. Pianos for rent at Prescott's. 1" Oct Victor and Edison Records t Prescott's. "v Roll to fit standard piano playcn and player pianos at Prescott's. New oak case Brewster piano $200, $6 per month. Prescott's. ' Bulbs of all kinds for fall planting. Kellogg. "Millikin" Pianos are made right, bought right, sold right Suffern, M N. Water. JEROME WILL SPEND NO MORE ON THAW TRIAL WHITE PLAINS. N. Y., Sept. 27. After vainly trying to have the insanity hearing of Harry K. Thaw heard in . New York county, District Attorney . Jerome announced today that he would spend no more public money In the case but would leave that matter to the District Attorney of Westchester county. He said, however,'" that ha . would be glad to aid with any advice he could give. State Supreme Court Justice Mills, before whom the application for a jury trial on the question of insanity was made, did not decide the application today. He said he would hear the plea Oct. 6. During the wait Thaw is to remain in Jail here. FAVORS WHIPPING POST Champnlgn Judge Would Have Wife-Beater Flosrged In Public. CHAMPAIGN, Sept 27. "I am sorry this state does not provide a whipping post. I would like to give you 1 lashes," said County Judge T. J. Roth in placing Atrus Lee of this city under a $1,000 peace bond. Lee was unable W. secure a bondsman and went to jail- Lee was on trial for assaulting his wife. He tried to prove an alibi, but Judge Roth took no stock in It a"4 told Lee. after the trial,- far. Wght go to the penitentiary for JerjuTyT Old "LELAND 99 Will serve MEALS during The Statt Pair in the Big TENT erected on the site of the OLD DINING ROOM. The floor is all that's left but you wait and see the NEW TEN STORY LELAND to be started at ONCE. GET your meals HERE Pair week. NOTE THE POPULAR PRICES! Springfield 4 'A irr

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