Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on January 30, 1918 · Page 3
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DECATUR HERALD WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1918. DECATUR HERALD School Children Tag Coal Shovels Today jjtJe Reminders to Save Fuel to be Distributed After 2:30 o'clock This Afternoon to Every Home in city by 5-6,000 Girls and Boys. ot your coal shovel today and be or the school children who will j "5 out at 2:30 p. in. to tag every ..1 In Decatur In observance of Tii day for shovels, au- SSSd by the Federal fuel admlnis- j 1""- 9.0OO Tag., vine thousand tags have been pro-i for Decatur, and school chil- "Ma ', k. dismissed, at 2:30 ana , ss the remainder of the day "--sftftO and 6.000 cnnoren ( . . school has J MAYOR'S APPROVAL WILL OF MARTHA BUCK CONTESTED IN LOCAL COURT Bequest to Wesleyan University Questioned .in Suit. "I think "tag your shovel' day will do much good." said Mayor Dan Dinneen Tuesday. "Anything which has a tendency to result in fuel saving should have the approval of all." ESTATE WORTH $250,000 will cer- r.r th town to cover. seen"" - , , , pjrticipa' Where there are no coal shovels in . house, tne lass . J buckets. On the front side of tag appears an illustration of a l ,n, shovel. On the shovel ?". "tol. hat hlful of " j day for Uncle Sam. pallowloe Intructton. On the reverse side of each tag are JltM the following suggestions Sit make for healthful living condl- 'T'cover the furnace and pipes with as- .. omc . jour windows, or stuff cracks with ,jef9 joar rooms at S degrees (best n't lor Health). i Hot only tne room, j ... w. cers rJr. ! following out instructions of the state . . V. a k Miff In C II Till t r i i ; . . . i . . 4. Tew yur J - " v -, , iiwu uuiuinisirdi.ur( win mane tne u rAai there Is MmntnlRS i f.i. - n ronr with your beater, tee a furnace tllr. It is probable that the fair price -.. on sugar will be set at nine cents wove for practical directions for running Although the local food committee -momlcally. has not yet received the notification. gave gas .Da "f-"" - r, -' -i no iuiicu oi'Hro vuu .-.uiill.liai. -lluu is pcjublt this will are coal for the has sent out some letters to retail .tnn uisinuuiuis il sugar in oiner dues, "-u : . . . ; . 1 1 : ... . i. . v. . i. iii v. . : . i .1 to mate a cnarge lor the delivery The legal contest to determine if the will of Martha Buck disposing of an estate estimated to be worth $250,000 is valid, was commenced be fore a jury in the circuit court Tuesday, the contestants declaring that Martha Buck at the time otthe making of the will was riot mentally equal of disposing of her property and that she had been the victim of undue influence designed to induce her to make her will against which protest now is made. $200,000 to Wesleyan. Wesleyan university . trustees, for that institution, are the chief beneficiaries, approximately J200.00 being the value of the legacy to that institution. The title of the suit is "Frank "W. HammetVand others vs. Charles B. Hammet and others; bill to contest will." Rev. Hirman Buck in his day one r H mnotlir wirlolv knOWl! ITIPm- 'J?m&ttlXlVl 8arndis of the Central Illinois Methodist conrerence, was one oi mis iuuhucio I FAIR PRICE LIST COMPILED TODAY Local Food Committee to Give Quotations on Groceries. DAY SOCIAL BUREAU HANDLES 133 CASES TO DATE 118 Visits Made and 41 Tons of Coal Given During Bitter Weather. SH0RTWE1GHT CASE CONTINUED AGAIN; "FOR LAST TIME Corporation Counsel Carey Objects, But Justice Sets Case for Feb, S. All branches active MAKE IMPORTANT TRAIN GHANGES '..l.vnn'i IjiMractlnna. In instructions sent out Tuesday to the teachers of all the schools by SupL J. O. Ensleman. were the following: , instruct the children to knock at the back or side doors of people s homes, and politely ask permission to he shown to the basement to tag the bouseholder-s shovel in accordance with the Government's request. In-tist upon promptness and courtesy in going in. dupau-n in uois i" JIK1 equal courtesy and dispatch on tiking leave of the house. Children . . . n , n nl DI! VCU might weii umui. briefly in these words: T am a mei-lengetof the fuel administration, and want permission to tag your coal shovel, as requested by the fnel ad- wlnistralor. -It is probable that the people will cf.iirtcous'y give children access to thtir coal shovel, but if they rcf use children should report that matter to roa. with name and location." 1 Hopeful Man.. In speaking of what influence the -ug your shovel' day idea has had on her son, one woman said: -Mr son came home from school the other day and I told him to go to the basement and fix the furnace fire. Hs went down, but came back and aid there was plenty of coal in the lrnace ami he did not put any more m that he had saved a shovel of rial. But this shows that the publicity given "tag your shovel' day will have its effect." In Country Scboolo. At the meeting of Macon county school teachers last Saturday, several thousand tazs were distributed by Mrs. M. M. Eyman. county superintendent of schools, and children in the lurat districts also will distribute tasts today. Prof W. V. Smith received an extra supply of 6,000 tags from Chicago Tuesday, since he had given part of the city supply for the country districts. Placards which urge conservation of fuel also were sent with the tags nd will be distributed by the children today. of sugar. The charge, however, must be kept from the cost of the sugar Deliver? Cowt Separate It is obvious that retailers hardly can make a separate sale of sugar at nine cents without making a loss. here a separate sale is made or sugar there is no objection to making an additional charge that would cover the cost of delivery, where delivery is made. Dealers are not expected to deliver goods at a loss, but the maximum prices quoted must be respected, and where this would show a loss to a dealer, any necessary additional charge for service can be made, and should be made as such. LECTURERS COMING TO TELL FOOD FACTS WHITFIELD NOT THEIR FAVORITE! Jefferson County Demo crats Say He is Nonresident of District. Adams Celebrate Wedding Anniversary (Special to The Herald.) MT. VERNON, Ill.r Jan. 29 With prominent Democratic attorneys who have sat on the circuit and supreme bench declaring that they even favored the appointment of a Republican as Federal judge in the eastern district of Illinois rather than the appointment should go outside the district, the Jefferson County Bar association this morning went on record as indignantly protesting against an outside appointment being made. A strong resolution was passed by the association insisting upon the appointment of a lawyer within the district which is composed of the coun ties of five congressional districts. Senator Lwis favors Judge W. K. Yhitfield of Decatur who lives out side the district. of Wesleyan university He gave that institution 1,000 acres of Douglas county land, and later when the institution was in need of ready cash. the land was sold, rather against the wishes of Martha Buck (her husband having departed this life) and to hold the property intact she bought the land. Gives Toward Endowment Fund. After that she made an offer to the trustees of the university that if the managers of the university would raise money to discharge all financial obligations and have $200,-000 for an endowment lund, she would give $200,000 to the endow men. Prior to her death the an nouncement was made by the trus tees that the endowment had been secured and all debts paid, in cele bration of which there was a jubiiee attended by -Mrs. Buck. In her will after bequeathing $1,000 to the Decatur and Macon county hospital and making a few minor bequests, the balance of her estate was given to Wesleyan university. That is the history of the case, omitting all ol the minor detail. No Witnesses Tuesday. Tuesday, the jury to hear the tes timony was chosen and the opening statements made, but there was no witness called. John R. i'ltzgerald made the opening statement in behalf of the university and C. C. Le- forgee made the statement for the contestants and said they would show not only that undue influence had been used, but that Martha Buck was not of eound mind and memory when she made the will. For the proponents, Atty. Fitz- cerald said that the disposition of the estate was merely according to the well known plan of Rev. Mr. Buck and that it had ever been the intent of Mrs. Buck to do t?iat which her husband and she had jointly considered to be the thing drsired. Messrs. Leforgee, Black & Samuels and Redmon, Hogan & Reumon. appear for the contestants and Whitley & Fitzgerald and Barry & Morrisey of Bloomlngton appear for the proponents. If the will should as a result of the litigation be held invalid, the estate would be divided imong the nephews and nieces of Mrs. Buck. Wabash to Run Decatur St. Louis Local Again-No. 2 Arrives At 9. Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Adams. 2j2 Fast rnnHU f - . n.:tt .,.-!-... ..la. 1. uimn oilci'l, lit lvujr v-1-11- brate their Sd wedding anniversary. Mr. Adams is 76 years of age and lis wife is 74. Both are in good lealth and have made their home in Delator for the last 16 years, having come to Decatur from Cerro Gordo, 'here Mr. Adams was engaged in farming. The COUDle were married In Cham bers county. Ohio. At the beginning f the Civil war. Mr. Adams enlist- with 40th Ohio Volunteers. A Co at Camp Chase and continued in the service until the termination of the ar. He was in famou battles, -v.ik Liini iioino I nirKamucud. Resaca, and the siege of Atlanta. Ga. He caw service also with Generals "erman, Reseorans, and Thomas. Whitfield Case 'is Not Without Precedent The appointment of Judge W. K Whitfield would not. under former rulings of the Department of Justice whence the appointment comes, be the appointment of a non-resident nor would it be without, precedent. The eighth judicial circuit of Illinois in which Judge Whitfield presides, extends into the Eastern Illinois Federal district and for that reason he is counted as one of the candidates within the Federal district. The Department of Justice has previous!. made such ruling in an Iowa case and again in a New York case. What reasons they have for theif belief, members of the Decatur bar do not explain, but almost without exception they are positive that Judge Whitfield will be named for the place. ALLMAN WILL IS DECLARED VALID The will of Edward J. Allman was declared by a jury in the circuit court Tuesday to be valid, and as the will directs, his estate will go to' his niece Margaret Allman. A contest had been instituted but abandoned and to make the record straight a jury was called to hear testimony in behalf of the proponents, following which the jurors declared that Edward J. Allman was of sound mind when the will was made. In less than a month, Wabash officials in St. Louis learned that annulling local train, No. 13, from Decatur to St. Louis was a wrong move, for they have authorized local official to make a new time card effective Sunday morning which will in clude the operation of this popular local train. The train was taken off Dec. 31, and soon there were loua protests from residents south of here and insistent requests that the trai be put on again. This was done as soon as convenient. Leaves at 2:45 p. ni. The train will be operated from Chicago as formerly, arriving in Decatur at 2:20 o'clock, but remaining here until 2.45 o'clock, giving the shoppers more time in Decatur, and also providing ample time for making mail and express transfers. The train will make a -four hour run to St. Louis. It formerly made the run in a little more than three hours. No. 2 Changes. Another important change in the new time card of interest to passengers- in Central Illinois, is the operation of a fast passenger train. No. 2, a half hour earlier through Decatur. At present this train, the Detroit-Buffalo limited, arrives at 9:3 o'clock in the evening and under the new schedule it will arrive at o'clock, leaving St. Louis at 6 o'clock, it will arrive in Detroit the same tim as formerly, because It is tne policy of the road at this time of the year to lenghlen the schedules. Train No. 52 from Hannibal, connecting with No. 2. at Decatur must necessarily leave Hannibal sooner, arriving in Decatur at 8:40 in the evening. Hope' for No. 1. Train No. 1 scheduled to leave here at S.25 o clock in tne aiiemuon mi Tiiiis from Detroit will leave al ter 6. the definite time not yet being determined. It will arrive in ci. T nnis at 9:15 ill the evening. Its schedule will be lengthened out in the East, but it will make fast time on the Decatur division. The officials hope that by giving the train more time on the -eastern divisions the schedule will be adhered to more closely than at the rresent time. v Freight trains will not be affected in the new timecard. they being operated as usual, -subject to the orders of the director-general of railroads Few merchandise trains have been run In the last month, coal being given preference. Two speakers, sent by the United States food administration will appear in the High school auditorium. Saturday evening under the auspices of the local food administration committee. John D. Barry and Roscoe Mitchell both have been over-seas as Government representatives studying conditions, and, come prepared to tell what our allies need and what America must do in the .way of food conservation. Mr. Mitchell is a Buffalo lawyer. He recently returned from a visit to Pershing's camp and the French front. Mr. Barry is a journalist and author who spent a year on the battle fronts. The talks will be Illustrated with motion pictures and lantern slides of European war scenes, instructive and educational. FEWER AFFIDAVITS ' FROM NEEDY ONES ARRANGE FOR ANNUAL DINNER A. of C. Meeting Next Wed nesday to Be Addressed By Harry Wheeler. Reservations are being made now among the members of the Associa-t;r,T rf rnmmprfu for thp! annual din- j win. n ha mnitiiricfl Day nursery Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the gymnasiuit S?lvatlon Army One hundred an thirty-three eases, involving 647 individuals liave been attended to by the Social Service bureau since its inauguration Dec, 10.. Such was the report rendered by Miss Mae Flentye, retiring secretary at the monthly meeting of the board of directors last evening. Await Word from Miss Miller. The board has no word from Miss Mabel Miller, whom it has invited to accept the secretaryship, and a committee of which Miss Eugenia Allen is chairman, was" named to have Power to secure a secretary, if Miss Miller should decline. It is hoped however, that an acceptance will be received today. t Reports received from all co-or dinated charities, the Wrelfare home, the Day nursery and the Free Clinic showed much useful work performed. 41 Tons of Coal Given. Coming into being at the beginning of the bitterest winter fiat Illinois has known in years the bureau has had a multitude of demands made upon it. Every case has been investigated. The following summary shows some of its activities: Reports made 9. Referred to doctor 3. Referred to tuberculosis nurse o-Referred to school nurse--3. Shoes bought 30 pairs. Coal given 41 tons. Employment supplied 13 times. Letters written 33. Garments supplied 3?. Rent paid 2 instanced: Home found 1. Hospital care 1. Cash expended $267."H Bill contracted $302.30. . Working days 41. Average money expended per day $11.37. Average money expended-per family $3.51. Average money expended per person S5c. Paid i Unpaid Total Food $67.50 $ 19.00 - $ S6.70 Shoes ... 6.S0 46.60 53.40 Coal 13.50 115.20 , 130.70 1,187.85 Expended for all Purposes. There has been expended for all purposes $1,1S7.S5 according to the report of Treasurer W. Elmer White, divided as follows: General charities including of fice fixtures and supplies... Welfare homo expenses The case of the city against the Macon County Coal Co.. charged with short weight, was continued "for the last time" by Justice Noble Tuesday, after a strenuous objection by W: tf. Carev. corporation counsel. Previous to this, the case had been continued twice. Mr. Carey objected to the continuance on the grounds that the case had been continued often enough and that it was the time to hold the trial. and to put it off no longer. The coal company told the court that their attorney was busy on a circuit court case and that he would be unable to defend them. Justice Noble called on them to prove that the case on which their attorney was working had come up for trial at such a time that they were not able to acquaint another attorney with their case. The com pany satisfied the court and the continuance was granted, the justice setting the case for Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 1 o'clock. Other Conrt" Xew. Elmer cavanaugh, 219 West Cerro Gordo, and Art Catron. 240 North Park street, were arrested Tuesday on a charge of gambling and pleaded iruiltv. Justice Noble fined them $22.30 each. A preliminary hearing in the case of E. D. Faine against William Skid- more will be held in the court of Justice H. C. Noble on Feb. 7. Skid- more is charged with obtaining $1 through false pretenses. DOCTORS RAISE FEES FROM 20 TO 3 OPER CENT Increases Go Into Effect Feb. 1--Day Calls.$2.50 and Night Calls $4. SUPPLIES COST MORE Substantial increases were agreed upon for services of physicians and surgeons in a meeting of the Decatur Medical society Tuesday noon, when a rosolution was adopted authorizing the members of the association to raise their fees after Feb. 1. The charge for day calls will be $2.50. Night .calls will be $4. , Uncomplicated obstretical attend ance $2a. Office calls will be in proportion. The resolution adopted, by the as sociation explains the reason for th increases and is as ioiiows: Supplies Sost More. Whereas the cost of all drugs and physicians' and surgeons' supplies has very greatly advanced along with the material increase Jn the general cost of living. Be it resolved by the Decatur Medical society " that fees for medical and surgical services be increased from 20 to 30 cr cent. Charge for day calls beir.g $2.30: night calls, $4.00 and uncomplicated obstretical attendance $23. This resolution is to lake ef fect Feb. 1. Calls Have Been $2-$3. The day calls hitherto h;ve been $-and nisht calls 53. Charges for obstetrical attendance have been from $13 to $23. Calls at the office will be - ,. , - i ! uiui eiiwa ine &u.iuc it?r i-em. SUCCeSS 0T CTTOrt ASSUreQ;icpending upon the amount of advise ami medicine given tne pmieni. The doctors decided to give their I services to children in the oay ntsr-jsery whenever needed, anl also d.s-cjssed tiie tuberculosis problem. MANY ENROLL IN NIGHT GLASSES and More Students Are Expected Friday. of the Y. M. C A. when Harry Wheeler, state food administrator will be present to'make the principal address. The seating capacity of the "gyt" is limited to 330, so it is advisable that members desiring to hear the message of Mr. Wheeler send in their reservations at the earliest possible moment. Plates will cost 75 cents, and a good meal is promised. Wheeler Address Feature. The address of Mr. Wheeler will be a feature of the meeting as he is a talented speaker who has an inti mate knowledge of present conditions, not only the food administration, but in the- business conditions of the country in general. He former ly was president of the Cnamber of Commerce of the United btates. Another feature of the meeting will be the vote on the referendum being taken by all of the chambers of commerce in the country on the "proposal to discriminate against Ger man trade after the war, if necessary for the maintenance of permanent peace-" This vote will be taken some time during the meeting. The annual report of the directors of the associa tion will also be read. 81 NEW MEMBERS SECURED TUESDAY WALTER EMERY DIES AT CAMP CODY, N.M. Former Resident of Austin Township Enlisted In Ambulance Corps I.a.t July. Coal Ordcrw Slower Chnrge of Hoarding In nr CaM Develops to be Vnfonnded. BRIEF CITY NEWS P'fce folks are alius referrln' f r maid when they only hire a h n ,or'noon week f iv . Tn" original Hooverite is - milord ' the' only hotel in It EDM EN SOCIAL. Sangamon Tribe No. 145, Improved Order of Redmen. will give a social this evening tn the Redmen hall, cor ner North Main and illiam streets. Good music will be a part of the en tertainment. Refreshments win be served. All are Invited. COMMl'MCABI.K DISEASES. Cases of communicable diseases re ported to the health department Tuesday: Measles In the family of II. Feabody. 322 fcuth I nion street, anil in the family or j. vi uson. r.i Eldorado. Scarlet fever In the family of W. W. Hogle. 432 West Eldorado street. MIMSTEHS TO MEET. The Decatur Ministerial association will meet in special session at 10:4J this morning to consider the ques tion of a continuance of the union Sunday night services. The session will be held in the Y. M. C. A. Not so many distress affidavits for coal were signed Tuesday as on Monday. There was other excitement, however, when the phone of the fuel administrator began to ring Tuesday morning and within half an hour seven calls, five by phone and two in person, had been made upon the administrator, lie ' was told that a well-known resident was havin,g 10 tons of coal put Into his basement, and that he was leaving soon for a warmer climate. The administrator stopped delivery and began investigation. He found that the man had simply ordered 13 tons of coal or the coal company, to be delivered at its convenience while he was away. He-had no intention of hoarding conl. .The dealer, who said he was less than two days behind with his orders, was having the coal taken off a carhurriedly to save pay ing demurrage on the car. and so He started to fill the big order. DEKDS RECORDED. A total of 81 new members secured Tuesday brought the Railroad Y. M. C. A. campaign up to 633 and with every indication pointing to a successful termination of tiie drive on Thursday. The yard men's team, under William Lahmers, was the individual leader of Tuesday's work, securing 43 of the 81 new members enrolled during the day. This is con sidered an unusual mark and puts the yard men's team in the lead with a total of 81 members during the campaign. The team headed by Division Freight Agent George B. I.ayhcr of the Wabash, is in second place with a total of 76 and the contest between the two is expected to prove the most interesting feature of the closing days of the campaign. The roundhouse team secured a total of 17 new signatures on Tuesday, putting the team in second place in the day's standing. Police Thrift Club Drawing This Evening Walter Emory, aged 32 years, ot Whitline. la., until three years ago a resident ot Austin township, died at Camp Cody, ft. M.. Monaay nisui at 6:50. following an operation for an abscess. The announcement came to his uncle, C. D. Nowling, of Maroa, Tuesday. Mr. Emery was well known in Maroa and was a prominent farmer. He was born an reared near Maroa and was highly respected. He enlisted in the ambulance section in Sioux City, last July and had been in training at Camp Cody. It is the third death in the family since June, me miuci and daughter dying in 1917. A brother. Charles W. Emery or Maroa was with him at the time of his death. He leaves two other brothers, Louis L. Emery and Lawrence, of Austin township. ,,. The body will be taken to Whit-lins. Ia.. where Mr. Emery had been farming for the last three years. The funeral services will be held there on Thursday. Iuis U Emery and Lawrence E. Emery, brothers and C. V. ard S. R-' Nowlin. uncles will leave for Whitllng today to attend the services. 610.81 270.09 164.68 142.57 The balance to the credit of the bureau is $8,098.47. Receipts from all hsources to date are $9,286.32. Want Operations in Hospital. The Free Clinic committee report ed that it had taken up with the Ma con county hospital a plan to have tonsil operations conducted in that institution instead of in the Hign school. It is felt that this is the safer course. The clinic is now well pre pared for minor operations and treat ments. Treatments in January were loa on 64 natients: there were 5S dental treatments and 97 for eye troubles. There were 6 adenoid operations, 4 for adenoids and tonsils, and 7 pairs of glasses fitted. November and De cember bills remaining unpaid amount to $74.63. St. John's Day Nursery reported for December an aggregate attend ance of 291. 27 different children. The average daily attendance of children was 14. The nursery was open davs. Seven different children came free, though from parents who pay a nominal sum for the care of their babies there was received $13.50. Expenses for the monthmcluding matron, clanincn. milk ana oiner fond was $134.68. Ninteen persons were In the wel fare borne in December and January. F.lnven eirls were cared lor while their mothers were in the hospital. Two dependents and 16 transients received attention. Three girls were sent by the police department. Girls left atranded and cared for, girls sent back to parents, girls for whom work was found, and girls-for whom homes were secured, one each. HAWKIN'S FUNERAL Children Attend Service of l.n:l I nn. ducted in Family Home by Itrv. T. II. Mnrnh. The second semester of the night EASTMAN PUPILS AT SLllUOl LUIIUUklCU H u"'"-1- I school started off Tuesday night with a large enrollment, the book keeping class being the biggest at traction, 25 signuig up for tne course. The .school will be conducted upon the same plan as in the first se mester. $1 being paid as an enroll ment fee. the money to be returned If the student attends most of the sessions. One of the biggest things to b attempted in the school this semester and which is expected to attract many new students in fie course is military French. Six tsudents en rolled. The course is an excellent one for men who expect lo go into the army. A small vocabulary book, publish ed by the University of Chicago, con taining a list of the simpler terms oi the language with which the soldier will likely come in contact are tuiiv set forth in a way that enables the student to grasp them quickly. The book 'is being extensively! used in many schools and is expected to at tract many students to the mgni school. Total Enrollments, The following is the enrollment of the various classes on Tuesday night which is expected to increase in the next two weeks: Bookkeeping 23. Dressmaking 12. Writing and spelling 10. Mechanical drawing 8. English 10. j French 6. I Cooking 10. Citizenship 4. May Drop Citizenship Class. There was an enrollment of fouf in the citizenship class on Tuesday night and there is a possibility that the class may be dropped. Germans are not being allowed to take out citizenship papers at the present time and the small number1 -who 'have a desire to take the course may result in its being dropped for the present time. The children of the fourth frail cf the Gastman school attended the funeral services for Paul M. Hawkins, which were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clo k in the home, "G-1 West Wood street, by Rev. T. Harley Marsh, pastor of the First Baptist church. The iiouse was filled anl there were many beautiful flowers, ii charge of the following members of . his class: Nathan Haines. Olis 'u'"--mings. Samuel Stabler. Arnold Ul berg, Millard Gatchcl and Junior Rothfuss. Music was furnished by W. Curtis Busher. who sang "Jewels." "Asleep in Jesus,"' and 'Abide With Me." Bearers were John McDermott. T S. Scofield, John Mountz, T. H. Gatch-ell. William J. Rothfuss and Elver Bolay. Burial wis in Fairlawn cemetery. BROW SERVICES. Funeral services for Charles Browit will be conducted in St. Isadore's Catholic church in Lake City at 9:S this morning. The body will be brought to Decatur for burial in Calvary cemetery. ' IWiY TALK Mrs. Sarah Hawkins Dies; Born in England John Sites Lived in Cerro Gordo Many Years John W. Sites, aged 80 years, for trfany years a resident of Cerro Gordo, died in St. Mary's hospital at 12:15 Tuesday following a long illness with paralysis and softening of the brain. He had been in the hospital for 15 weeks. He leaves one daughter. Mrs. Car rie Carver, of Decatur, and three sons. Owen, or Cerro Gordo; A. M. of Bryan. O.. and W. E. of Cerro Gordo. The body will be removed frofn the Moran chapel to the Home of his daughter, Mrs. Carver. 318 West Cerro Gordo street at 3 o'clock, this afternoon. The funeral will be conducted at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Bur ial will be in North Fork cemetery. The thrift club formed by the po- 1.ISI.E Ill'XT COMES. Lisle Hunt, junior engineer in the service of the state highway commissioners is in Decatur to visit his mother for a few days. His headquarters are in St. Clair county. RED CROSS PART V." Mrs. Harry Newby entertained 17 women at a Red Cross party in her home. 403 East Marrietta street. The afternoon was passed In knitting and snipping for the Red Cross. Refreshments were served. Hillary H. Heckler to slacon Cemetery I lice department has been completed asaoclmlon. lot 4 In the soul hwest quarter ; ani tne first drawing wj)l take place of the .outhea.t quarter ot 2!.. 15. I ea.t. today Two new members have been Frank F. William to Miles u. worm- land, lota 3 and 37 Elm Ridge addition to Decatur. SOO. added, they being Patrolman Alva ; Scroggins and Rudolph Potrafka, su- perintendent of . the streets. This I brings the membership to 34 mem-1 bers. Enough has been collected to 1 e stamps and BIRTHS. Born to Mr. and Hr. A. O. KuckuckflU three books with tn of Shawano. la. Jan. u.uamer. ,hes. will K , .1. .... j- I.ucy. Mrs. Kurkuck formerly was Mts; ,;. . . " " Heln McGreaham. principal ot the Durfee: inSthe numbers 1, 2. and 3 today. ( school Chief of Police E. F. Wills accom- . , Ipanied his son. Sergt. Phil Wills, as TODAYS SIEETINtiS. i. far as St. Louis. Tuesday on his re- Decatur Aerie. No. 507. Fraternal order, turn triD to ramn Lniran Srirt- Wills of Kaalca. EaBl" hall. , ha bee home on .,,.. fnr i days and returns to his duties in the quartermaster's corps, after a pleas- j Welcome lodge. No. 53. Switchman's union ot NortX America. Masonic temple. Onato council. Degree of Poccahontas. Red Men's wigwam. Main and William erects at S o'clock. ant visit with Decatur relatives and friends. A WORD TO THRIFT STAMP COLLECTORS If you Want ths New Victory Bread. Ask your grocer for Nw England Dairy or Health Bread. Bob Sattley Says He is glad to announce the purchase '.f an extra good scale His folks wor.'t .have lo run all over town now and may fjet their correct weights at hfeadquarteji Boys and girls, listen! Are you buying thrift stamps? We thought so. Did you .know that there was a rag famine in Decatur, and that good, clean raga. suitable for wiping machinery, are worth four cents a pound? The H. Mueller Mfg. Co. has been advertising for rags, as well ns The Herald. Here's a possible chance to swell your thrift account. Rags for machinery cleaning purposes have to be of good size. Old handkerchiefs or torn stockings won't do. MRS. KI.I.EX THOMPSON. Mrs. Ellen Ilnson Thompson died in the family residence. 220 West De catur street, at 10 o ciock luesuaj morning following a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Thompson was 58 years old and was an active member of St Peters A. M. E. church. She was born in Sharon. Tenn, I in I860. She leaves three daughters. Mrs. Alice Mooro. ot St. Joseph, mo., Mrs. Lunecie Hollis, and Mrs. Bulah Funches, both of Decatur. Definite funeral arrangements have not yel been made. MARRIAGE LICENSES. Roy T,.' Edward, !3, Decatur. Helen Agnes Jennings, 23, Decatur. Albert Henry Washek, legal age, Decatur. Lottie Marie Logue, legal age. Wm. L. Price, lesal age, Peoria. Lucille Fern Smith, legal age. Peoria. Arthur C. Diller. legal ge. Decatur. Bertha A. Gordon, legal age, Decatur. Mrs. Sarah Hawkins, aged 90 years, died in the home of her daughter. Mrs. E. T. Strongman. 924 North Water street, at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning following a long illness with cardiac asthma. She had been in a serious condition only for two days, but she had suffered with the disease for many years. Mrs. Hawkins was born in Lan-canshire. England, in 1S27. and came to the United States 48 years ago. For the last 30 years she has made her home in Decatur. Her husband. William Hawkins died In Decatur 23 years ago. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. E. T. Strongman and one adopt ed son. Benjamin Hawkins. The body was taken to the Mcran undertaking establishment and prepared for burial. The funeral services will be con ducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon la the Moran chapel. Burial will be ia Greenwood cemetery. . V - MRS. LEVI KEMPER. Mrs. Ivi Kemper, aged 83 years, died in her home, 1343 North Clinton street, Tuesday at noon, following a short illness. Mrs. Kemper passed tho greater part of her life In this state, making her home near Oreana for many years. She was a member of, the Christian church and took an :"ive Interest In church work- She was J)orn In Delaware, April 23. 1837 but moved to Illinois with her parents w-hile a young girl. She leaves her , husband, one sister, Mrs Catherine Clements, of Farden City. Mo., -and a half sister, Mrs. Edith Drolls, of St- Louis. She also leaves three brothers." Caleb J. Paradee, of Villa Grove. Joseph of Vandalla and Isaac ot Vera. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1:30' in the residence. Burial will be in Union cemetery. We extend our heart-felt thanks to the neighbors and frienfe Iwho so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of Mother. Also to the I. C. R. R. employes. Masons and others for the beautiful flowers. S. A. SMOCK. A. L. SMOCK. MRS. J. W. NEWELL. Dressmaking and ladies tailoring, highest quality. Fairview 26S. SCHOOL BOYS $1.50 to $3.00 Per Wk. What Will You Do This Summer? The Herald hastwo or three routes open for rood boys. Call Main 61 and ask for Mr. Cross. DANDY CATFISH Fresh Caught. v Telephone Your Order. We Deliver. BARR'S FISH MARKET. WE STILL- HAVE A NICE AS SORTMENT OF WALL PAPER AT $1.44 A ROOM. J. A. Songer. 10 OFF ON ALL PAINTS. Will pay 22Jc cash price for chickens next week. White Rose, Flour, S3; and Library. J3. C. Cunningham, Macon, 111. PLEAD GVILTY. Elmer Cavanaugh and Arthur Catlin plead guilty Tuesday to an indictment charging gaming and Judge Whitfield fined each ?30 and costs. Special Notice. Bring your fur to uie. I psy the highest price for furs anI hides. Simon Burstein, 641 Wabash Ave. "Doc" Bryan's Cafe. your noon day lunch Lat your noon Bryan's Cafe, 138 E. Prairie. at When in need of blanks, books, inks, or anything In office supplies phone us your wants. Phone 605. City Book Store. 124 Merchant SL MAIENTHAL BROS, TAILORS. The only way to travel safe and conveniently is by a Rogers Taxi Cab. Main 406. Glad-U-Kum Photograph Gallery and Enlarging Studio, 111 N. Water St

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