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Stecher Brewery Indicted
East St. Louis, Ill., Nov. 12
The federal grand jury today returned an indictment against the Rudolph STECHER Brewing Company of Murphysboro, Ill., charging violation of the Volstead Act. The indictment was based on evidence of alleged manufactur of real beer. The indictment resulted from the seizure of 500 cases of alleged real beer at Herrin, Ill., six weeks ago, by Chief Prohibition Enforcement Agent M. T. KIGGINS of East St. Louis. The indictment did not name individual officers of the corporation. The case will be tried in the East St. Louis federal court.
Miracle Party At Riseling's Friday Night
Seven Guests in Local Wireless Room Enjoy Orchestra, Armistice Day Announcment, Returns From Prize Fight and Other Mysterious Whispering Things From Sky Lines
A 'miracle party' in the Robert RISELING wireless room Friday evening, seven guests attending, was entertained by a vocal solo, "Roses" as sung by an eminent vocalist in Pittsbugr, Pa. The number was considered one of the prettiest on the program and the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by the Pittsburg Orchestra introductory to the Armistice Night program there was also much in favor with the Murphysboro audience.
As an interesting diversity number, guests heard the referee announce the first five rounds of the Schaffer prize fight in the City of Smoke, and the accompanying verbal roars and shouts and advices to the fighters. "The speaker of the evening, ladies and gentlemen, is Dr. A. J. McGREGOR," guests heard the chairman of this particular Armistice Day program in far away Pittsburg announce, and his words came as distinctly as though the speaker was only removed by yards instead of a thousand miles from the 'miracle party' audience in the Dr. C. E. RISELING home at 230 North 15th St. "Dr. McGREGOR has just recently been elected coroner of Alleghany County," the announcer informed. Announcing prayer the speaker said: "We will have a few minutes in prayer, and during this time let your hearts be centered on these three words: 'Unknown American Soldier'"
Robin RISELING has been speaking by wireless for a long time at his plant, and experimenting and perfecting himself into many of the mystifying complexities of wireless telegraphy. It is nothing at all for him to treat himself to the hearing of August programs afar. Had his duties allowed him to do so, the young man would have enjoyed the Armistice Day rites including President Harding's address in Arlington Cemetery yesterday in honor of the "Unknown American Soldier." However, at noonday he sat at the receivers for a moment and contented himself with hearing President Harding's address announced. Then he hurried back to his duties at the Westinghouse Battery Station, South Tenth Street.
The Riseling plant has been equipped with seven receivers and is a treat and not a little distinction to become a guest there. Members of the Riseling family and three friends of the young operator were the guests last night.
Young Mr. Riseling had made development of the wireless room and the enjoyment of it his recreation for a long time, and is becoming more and more proficient as an operator. To the initiated there is nothing at all mysterious about these wireless rooms wherein the nation talks to you, where one can pick up out of the space of the far miles of the air lanes whatever is worthwhile connecting with the "listening wires."
Into the wireless receivers in Continental Hall beginning today will go that part of the weighty discourse of nations on the ways and means of laying down arms and having done with wars. And if you can induce Robin Riseling to invite you to a 'miracle party' some evening you may actually hear, as plainly as thugh you were before the Arms Limitation Congress, some of the things that are said there.
Or if it's returns from a ball game or prize fight, or the music from some rare orchestra, or the seemingly mysterious many things which travel the skies unseen, go to Robin Riseling and lend ear.
Former Jackson County Man in Killed in West
The following account of the injury and death of John W. SCHULTZ is taken from the Schuyler (Colfax County, Neb.) Sun of November 3. The account is used at length because of the many friends the deceased has in Murphysboro and Jackson County. He was a cousin of the Misses BOUCHER, 1830 Walnut street and has other relatives in the city and county. He leaves the widow and five daughters and two sons.
John W. SCHULTZ , aged and long time resident of Schuyler, was so badly injured when he was struck by the engine of train No. 3 Monday night that he died shortly after being taken to the hospital at Columbus, where he was rushed hoping to save his life. The accident happened near the east end of the Schuyler station, shortly after six o'clock when passenger train No. 3 was slowing down for the station stop. Strange as it may seem there were no eye witnesses to the accident, except the fireman, who reported it as soon as the train came to a halt.
The injured man lay close to the rail on the north side of the track, a short distance from where the passengers were alighting and boarding the train, but the postrate form of Mr. Shultz was unnoticed until the news from the fireman reached the conductor. The injured man was found but a few feet from where the train official was standing in a doubled up position, and terribly injured, his forehead being crushed, both legs broken and the body a mass of bruises.
As soon as the unfortunate man was recognized, Mrs. Schultz was notified, and upon her arrival at the station, she, with Mr. Schultz, were rushed to Columbus where an ambulance was waiting to take him to the hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital and an examination was made, the physician stated that he could live but a few minutes and nothing was attempted except to determine the extent of injury. It was reported that 28 bones were broken, aside from the skull being crushed at the forehead.
Upon the arrival of Mrs. Schultz, he regained conschiousness to ask "what had happened?"
While no one saw the accident, Mr. Schultz had been in the habit of walking down to the station each evening and as soon as the mail had been taken to the post office and the evening papers distributed getting his papers and going to his home. It is supposed that because of his defective hearing and defected eyesight, he had misjudged the distance of the train when he attempted to cross the track, as the fireman stated that he saw the man just as the engine whistled in response to the station signal, and he appeared to hesitate and attempt to cross the south of the track when he was struck by the pilot.
Mr. Schultz was a native of Illinois, having been born in Jackson county of that state, on April 25, 1845. He was in his seventy-sixth year at the time of his death. He was a veteran of the Civil War, being a member of the U.S. Marine volunteers. Mr. & Mrs. Schultz came to Nebraska in 1872 and settled on a farm in Colfax county. They have been residents of Schuyler for the past thirty-six years, during which time Mr. Schultz followed his trade as a carpenter.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank all our dear friends and neighbors for the beautiful flowers sent our beloved husband and father and for all their acts of kindness and comforting sympathy bestowed upon us in our hour of grief. We especially thank the Elks lodge for the offering of a beautiful boquet, which our loved one received each month during his long illness. May God bless and keep you all. Signed, Mrs. Mary KEISER, Joseph KEISER, Mrms. Rose CRAINE, Frank CRAINE.
Janette Hudson Dies Friday; Funeral Sun.
Janette BROTHERS HUDSON, beloved wife of Robert HUDSON of Reeds, Ill., died at their home at 10 o'clock Friday morning, Nov. 11. Mrs. Hudson was only ill a few days. Hope or her recovery had been kept alive by the character of the fight she made for life.
Born to good Christian parents in the year 1883, residing just a few miles east of Murphysboro and then later removing to a residence on East Walnut street in Murphysboro.
Janette BROTHERS went happily through her girlhood days, graduating from the public schools and entered a holy partnership with Robert HUDSON in the pursuit of her happiness and his, six years ago in this city.
Mrs. Hudson had many friends. Her spirits of gentile goodness infected others. Her goal did not extend beyond her home. And for this she made a sacrifice as splendid as is given a woman to make. Her life was not in vain.
She leaves to mourn her death besides her bereaved husband, one child, of four years old, Eugene, and another son, born yesterday, her father, James BROTHERS, two brothers, James, Jr., and Orval and four sisters, the names of who were not given, and a host of relatives and friends, both in this city and Reeds, Ill.
The deceased was a loyal member of the Christian Church of Reeds. The funeral services will be conducted at the Hudson home in that town Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Interment at McKinney Hill Cemetery. Eloquent sympathy is heard expressed for the husband, the son of Mr. & Mrs. J. B. HUDSON of Clark Street, by his many friends in this city.
I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my wife, Mrs. Rose Ann BAME. Signed, M. T. BAME
A NEW DAUGHTER ARRIVES AT THE MANSON HOME. Mrs. & Mrs. William MANSON of 16th and Gartsie Street are announcing the arrival of a baby girl, born Thursday. The little lady tipped the scales at 7 1/2 lbs. They will call her Dorris Fay. Mr. Manson is employed at the M & O shops. Mother and baby are doing nicely.
PORTERS NOW OCCUPYING THEIR NEW HOME. Mr. & Mrs. E. E. PORTER and daughters, Misses Evelyn and Diatha, have moved from their residence, 913 Illinois Ave., that they have occupied for a good number of years, into the new, all modern bungalow that has just been finished. This new home on 1328 Olive St., is classed as one of Murphysboro's prettiest and up to date homes.
ANN ROSE HERRING TO HAVE BIRTHDAY PARTY. Anna Rose HERRING, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Albert HERRING will entertain a number of her little friends at her home, 716 N. 11th St., this after in honor of her 7th birthday. The hours are from 2 to 4 o'clock. Many games and other amusements are in store for the chidlren. The dining table will be decorated in pumpkins, color streamers of orange and blacak crepe paper and plate favors of white and orange baskets, decorated in pumpkin and turkey stickers filled with candies will be given to each guest, all will be in keeping with Thanksgiving. Ice cream, cake and candles will be served. Little folks receiving invitations are: Catherine HODGSON, Earline REESE, Evelyn BARR, Elizabeth Ann STOELZLE, Mercedes GLASSNER, Betty Ann GRIFFITH, Rose CARNAGHI, Marie FAUGHLIN, Marie JENNINGS, Jane Lee McLAUGHLIN, Mary LOUISE and Florence Catherine SWEITZRE, Marion Evelyn WARD, Henrietta STRAWHUN, Lola DITZLER, Pauline NEUMANN, Marguerite STEIF!
, and Charlotte Jane WILL.
Bert LIPE went to Murphysboro Saturday and stayed until Monday with his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. G. SHAMBLIN.
They are holding a meeting at Dutch Ridge day and night.
Albert PENROD called on Mrs. Floyd TUTTLE Tuesday.
Earl KILLMAN called on Herbert TUTTLE Monday.
The Cedar Creek oil drill has stopped drilling on account of the drill being broken.
Jim ETHERTON passed through our vicinity Wednesday.
Ben ROBINSON called on Ferd HUMPHREY Sunday.
Lonnie PENROD has moved onto the Jim ETHERTON farm.
Mrs. Ella HUMPHREY called on Mrs. Addie LIPE Sunday evening.
Mrs. Ome INMAN is spending a few days with Mrs. Addie INIMAN and family.
All Around The Town
Rev. W. T. ATKINS of Galatia visited relatives here Friday.
Mrs. Floyd KERR is will at her home on 16th and Elm streets.
Misses J'ueta REESE and May COTTER were visitors in St. Louis Friday.
Misses Blanche and Alice BEGEMAN were pleasure visitors in Carbondale Friday night.
Miss Ruby FRALEY is spending the week end with Miss Irene TINKER of St. Louis.
Mrs. Ross SMITH went to Sparta Friday to visit Mr. & Mrs. Frank BARTON.
Joe PIAZA and Frank DAMRON were business visitors in Jacob and Raddle Friday.
Miss Vivian PARKER of East St. Louis is the guest of Mrs. Stella PARKER.
Clementine MINTER, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Orville MINTER, who has diptheria, is improving.
Mrs. Gus HUPPERT and little daughter Mary Louise went to Percy Friday to visit her daughter Mrs. Fred HUBBS.
Mr. & Mrs. B. E. WOODS and son of East St. Louis are spending the week end with Mr. & Mrs. J. W. HILEMAN.
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence WRIGHT returned home from their honeymoon trip Friday. They will occupy a nicely furnished flat at 2002 Walnut street.
Mrs. John SULLIVAN of East St. Louis, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. Ernest HENDRICKSON, of Walnut St., returned home Friday.
Mrs. B. P. VAUGHN, who has been a patient at St. Andrew's hospital the past ten days, was removed to her home Saturday.
Mrs. Jane WINTERS of DeSoto returned home Friday after enjoying a pleasant visit with Mrs. E. D. ANKNEY of Grace street.
Miss Mable COX of Oraville who attends school in Carbondale went home Friday to spend the week-end with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Henry COX.
Mrs. M. C. SHUGRUE of Centralia will spend Saturday afternoon in this city with her mother, Mrs. K. T. KILBY. Mrs. Shugrue will depart for Miami, Florida in a few days.
Mr. Alfred STOELZLE went to Ava Friday afternoon to spend a few days with Mrs. R. W. DEAN.
Mrs. William MATHIS, a patient at the hospital, who has been suffering with pneumonia, is improving.
Miss William LANNON went to Pinckneyville Saturday afternoon to visit Miss Bess TEMPLETON.
Mrs. Francis REGGIO of Marion passed through here Friday enroute to Willisville to visit friends.
NEGROES HELD AT HUMBOLT, TENN. ANSWER JOE HURSTS' DESCRIPTION OF HOLDUPS
Three negroes arrived in Humbolt, Tenn., last night on M & O freight train 31, East St. Louis to Mobile, who answer in general to the description given by merchant Joe HURST of the trio of blacks who robbecd and shot him in his store here Saturday night.
The three negroes being held at Humbolt also answer pretty much in detail to the description of three negroes who boarded a north-bound M & O freight, "Red" LANGSTON conductor, on Rattlesnake Hill, north of Oraville, Sunday night and were kept aboard the train by Conductor Langston until it arrived in the Cahokia yards, East St. Louis.
States Attorney John SEARING talked with the chief of police of Humbolt this morning and leanred from him that the negroes held there answer Hutst's description of his assailants. He said it is very likely that Sheriff James W. GIBSON or his deputy A. G. DAVIS will go to Humbolt and bring the negroes back here for identification.
The following description and information of the negroes via M & O telegraph was placed in the hands of local officers today:
Humbolt, Tenn., 12-14-21; 9:27 A.M.
Court House, Humbolt, Tenn.
Description: Three negroes taken on train 31 at Humbolt, Tenn.
No. 1 - Isiah ROBINSON, black, about 21, 5 feet 9 inches, weight 140 pounds, blue overalls and cap.
No. 2 - Will JONES or Roger JONES, black, aged 22, 5 feet 7 inches, weight about 150 pounds, brown overalls and capy. First claimed home was in Meridian, Miss. Now gives address as East St. Louis, 237 St. Clair Avenue. Claims to have been working for Armour & Co., East St. Louis.
No. 3 - Short negro, dark brown, claims to be from 182 Market St. East St. Louis, Ill. Gave name of Henry WIGGINS. Although he claimed to have come from East St. Louis on this train last night, Robinson first claimed to have gotten on train at Trenton 11 miles north of Humbolt. Jones and Robinson said they had been shot at about every time the train stopped.
Police Officer Wm. JERNIGAN firmly believes the three negroes who boarded Conductor Langston's train on "Rattlesnake" hill south of Ava were the negroes who shot Hurst. Conductor Langston had been asked, by officers to report negroes riding his train north if they should board the train north of Murphysboro.
Conductor Langston is an ex-policeman of Cairo. His report to local officers on the negroes follows in part: They got on at Rattlesnake. Answered general description of three men wanted. One had one of the biggest mouths and lips I ever saw on a man. At Willisville the negroes left the rain and walked back the length of it. I asked them what they were doing. They said they were hungry and that they hadn't eaten all that day. I asked them why they didn't get something to eat in Murphysboro. They said they hadn't been in Murphysboro. As the train approached the Cahokia yards I told the negroes to remain aboard and ride in and walk over the free bridge. They said they were afraid they would be picked up by East St. Louis police. They wanted to leave the train and pay their way on a ferry boat or skiq across the river to St. Louis. I induced them to stick to the train until it reached the yards. There they left it.
Conductor Langston flashed telegraphic word back to Murphysboro of the presence and description of the negroes. Police officer Wm. JERNIGAN in turn notified sheriffs of their presence on the train and, acting for Sheriff Gibson, wired East St. Louis Police Department officials to rush all the men they could spare to meet the train and hold the negroes. These police waited for the negroes to appear north of the yards and thus missed them. Conductor Langston was not armed and could not afford to try to arrest the trio.
It is firmly believed at police headquarters that the Humbolt negroes are the three who rode north on Conductor Langston's train Sunday night, and as firmly that they are the negroes who were seen by Henry BEASLEY a mile east of Oraville five hours after the shooting in Murphysboro, and who asked the way to the M & O railroad.
Deputy Sheriff A. G. DAVIS went to Tamms today to have a look at a short black negro arrested there by policeman Tom WILSON last night. A tall negro with the short one at the time got away after Wilson fired at him six times
CITY WILL SUE GARTSIDE COAL CO. FOR DAMAGE
The city council has authorized City Atty. David B. LEVY to launch suit against the Gartside Coal Co. for $10,000 damages to 14th Street paving between Gartside and Illinois avenues. The city alleges that mine workings, the property of the Gartside Coal Co., have contributed to the damage of the street above them by causing subsidance there. Some time ago this newspaper told of homes sinking in the rea where the street has subsided.
WILLISVILLE BOY VICTIM OF SHOT GUN
Millard ROBINSON, 16, son of Mr. & Mrs. Martin ROBINSON of Willisville, was accidentally shot by George BALDWIN, 16, half a mile from town, when he jokingly said: "I believe I will shoot the dog." The shotgun the boy aimed at the dog discharged. The charge shot away a part of the flesh of the Robinson boy's right leg between the knee and the hip. The boy's mother and the principal of his school brought him to Murphysboro and to St. Andrew's Hospital at 8:11 via the M & O last night.
The boy had met the little Baldwin boy early in the afternoon when going to school. He was asked to go hunting and failed to go to school. Ambulance men asked the boy if the dog was killed. "Nope," he said.
It is reported that the Willisville doctor who treated the boy shortly after the shooting gave him morphine but did not administer lockjaw serum. The mother was told at Willisville that she might expect amputation of the leg.
The Murphysboro physician receiving the case told the mother he believed he could save the boy's leg. The charge shot through big arteries and the boy was made weak from loss of blood. This is the fourth accident of the hunt hear Murphysboro this season.
TONY BONZA IS AGAIN TAKEN IN HILL BOOZE RAID
Tony BONZA, the man who beat sheriffs to his mash house in the hills of Pomona last summer and fired it and fled, following the arrest of the LANGE boy with a big mash boiler and five-gallon whiskey conveyers here one midnight, again languishes in Jackson county prison.
With him was arrested in the hills Tuesday night a negro named Cornelius JACKSON. The two men were taken in an old shack on Bear creek when shucking and throwing corn into a dugout beneath the floor of the shack.
Bonza was in Murphysboro Tuesday afternoon. A warrant for his arrest was drawn at noon day following the appearance before State's Attorney John SEARING of a Pomona township man, whose name is withheld.
Utmost secrecy was attached to the preparations of officers to conduct a raid in the hills last night. Despite all, however, Bonza at the last moment is said to have rushed homeward and frantically done away with certain valuable evidence.
Deputy Sheriff A. G. DAVIS, Earl GIBSON, son of Sheriff Gibson, and Charlie TUTHILL and Bob KIMMEL of Elkville, friends of Deputy Davis, conducted the raid.
According to Deputy Davis, they found where Tony and the negro had soured mash up and down Bear creek near the Bonza farm of 40 acres, where they had buried kegs of whiskey from time to time to secret them and where kegs had only a few hours before been removed from hiding places in the creek sands and elsewhere.
Quantities of mash found at the Bonza shack near the creek had been poured out and other mash moved. Several barrels of mash were found in the dugout beneath one end of the shack, the other end of which had been used for storage of stock foods, acording to Deputy Davis.
Bonza's still was found as the result of an expedition up a deep canyon breaking away through the hills. The Negro, Jackson was forced to lead officers to the still, Deputy Davis declared. It had been recently moved away from the shacks.
No whiskey was found. Officers regret this. Good corn whiskey is being made in the hills of old Pomona. It would have served as added evidence against Bonza.
It was Bonza's place many weeks ago that sheriff's on their first raid found 1500 gallons of corn mash in the embers of what had been Bonza's home. The mash was in great wooden vats made of heavy boards. A part of it was still simmering from heat and running over the edge of a burned vat through a patch of Irish potatoes.
For some cause or other Bonza's case was "continued for service" after he had served and had given bond to Sheriff Gibson. And Deputy Sheriff Davis said the "continued for service" once it was entered in the docket, held good. Thus Bonza has never been brought to trial on the original charge of illicit distilling.
Deputy Davis said that certain Pomona township people are implicated in moonshine operations with Bonza and that certain others are afraid to expose him or others who are moonshining in the hills. He delcared that while no whiskey was found in last night's raid, officers have as witnesses persons who actually caught Bonza making moonshine, or so he alleged.
Tony at the time of his arrest and later in his cell declared that he didn't know a thing about moonshining on or near his farm. He admitted he had noticed certain barrels and utensils and corn mash around about there, but knew absolutely nothing of the ownership of the same.
The still and some mash was brought to the sheriff's office. The still is not as large or as modern as the still which was captured in the first raid in the hills country. The conviction obtains at the jail office that Bonza is being backed by men with money in moonshine operations in the hills. Deputy Davis and his aids say last night was ideal for raiding operations in the mountainous country south of Murphysboro. The deputy sheriff suffered a gash to his right knwee when he ran into a barbed wire.
The party went heavily armed and prepared for a fight.
DAVE BAER BEGINS MAKING XMAS GIFTS TO THE POOR
Dave BAER began making his annual Christmas presents to the poor Wednesday morning. Mr. Baer, proprietor of the Square Deal Clothing house, called Fire Chief Albert HERRING to his store and sent him away with two big lots of underclothing and pants for children. Many suits of underclothing of heavy, warm material were sent to the fire department along with 26 pairs of boys pants. At the same time Mr. Baer had prepared and waiting for a transfer man a great box of clothing for the orphans at the home in DuQuoin. Firemen, encouraged by the reponse to their appeals for money and clothing for the deserving poor, have decided to raise an electric cross at the city hall Saturday night a week before Christmas. With the cross on the front of the building will be erected minature Christmas trees and other decorations. They will radiate Christmas cheer and a week after Christmas the Kiddies Christmas tree will be kept burning at the city square, in the band stand where prese!
nts are to be issued.
CARBONDALE MINISTERS CONDEMN PUBLIC DANCES; WAS UPON JAZZ
"Around the dance room hangs the incarnate fiends of either sex who make friends of unsuspecting youth and lure it to hell." The Carbondale ministers say so. In an attack on the "public dance", which their attack carefully specifies, the ministry of Carbondale in resolutions which spare nobody have launched a fight on the dance hall. America and Carbondale with it have jazzed until they jazz in their sleep, and Carbondale ministers feel that it is time to wake up and behave. "When the time comes that guards must be placed at the door of the dance hall to keep out those drunk on "mule" it is time for us to do something, a minister said. The Ministerial Association points to the refusal of the Normal to give its building for dancing. Co-operation of schools, clubs and lodges is asked to stamp out the evil mennacing in Carbondale. The private dance is not mentioned. The resolution is signed by Revs. E. B. LANDIS, U. S. JOHNSON, W. P. McVEY, and Loren E. PAGE.
PRETTY HURST GIRL, AND RALPH SOUTH OF DESOTO, WED
Among the pretty weddings of this winter was the home wedding ceremony at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Henry DITZLER of N. 11th St., Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock. The nuptial couple was Miss Anna SIGNAIGO and Ralph H. SOUTH. The ring ceremong was used. Rev. H. T. ABBOTT officiated during the service. The attending witnesses were Mr. & Mrs. Ditzler.
Miss Sisnaigo was very prettily dressed in dark blue and wore black slippers. She is the charming daughter of Mr. & Mrs. JOHN SIGNAIGO, prominent residents of Hurst and is popular in all the social affairs of the young folks of that town.
Mr. South is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Stanley SOUTH, prominent citizens of DeSoto. He served many months in the navy on the Eastern coast and abroad during the world war. He has just completed the Master Course in masonry in the DeSoto order. Mr. South is well known and liked by the young men of the city having visited here a number of times. He is a cousin to Mrs. Ditzler.
His many acquaintances of this city and DeSoto are extending to them their best wishes and congraulations for a happy and prosperous married life.
GEORGE WOODS, COLORED, 70, DIED TUESDAY NIGHT
George WOODS, colored man esteemed by many friends among his race here, died Tuesday night of a coplication of diseases. He had been in ill health for years and had been sent to the hospital at Anna several times because of his condition. He was 70 years old and leaves two brothers, White WOODS and Annison WOODS. Funeral rites will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Church (colored). The Rev. John GUY is being sought as minister. The body will be buried in Mt. Carbon cemetery.
A FINE BOY BABY AT THE JENNINGS HOME
Mr. & Mrs. George JENNINGS of route 3 are the proud parents of a fina baby boy, who made his arrival Tuesday afternoon.
A NEW DAUGHTER ARRIVES AT LYNCH HOME
Mr. & Mrs. Byron LYNCH of West Murphysboro are announcing the arrival of a baby girl, born Tuesday. The young lady weights 8 lbs.
A NEW ARRIVAL AT THE DERRINGTON HOME
Mr. & Mrs. Emery DERRINGTON of North Murphysboro are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby boy, born Tuesday. The little lad tipped the scales at 8 lbs. This is the first child at the Derrington home. This makes the third grandson in the past year of Mr. & Mrs. Thos. DERRINGTON of Pine street. The first was Robert Eugene, son of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel DERRINGTON and the second was Thomas Edward, son of Dr. & Mrs. Fred W. DAIN of Willisville.
MRS. ROBT. BLACKLOCK SURPRISED TUESDAY EVENING
The members of the Jolly Twelve Club pleasantly surprised Mrs. Robert Blacklock, one of their number, Tuesday evening at her home on North 15th street, by taking refreshments with them and going to her home to spend the evening. They presented her with a beautiful Esther Rebekah 20 year jewel. Mrs. Blacklock enjoyed the surprise as well as did the others.
FRED KUEHLE TO ENTER BUSINESS WITH FATHER
Fred KUEHLE, who has spent the past two and one-half years sojourning in California arrived home Tuesday evening. While he was delighted with the climate of California he expressed pleasure in getting back to Illinois, renewing old acquaintances and making new ones. He is to embark in the real estate and insurance business with his father, City Treasurer, Albert F. KUEHLE.
Remember the debate which will be held at Jenkins school next Friday night.
H. E. LOVE hauled hay to town Saturday and visited his sister, Mrs. Asa PLEASANT, who is sick.
Mr. Fred DOODY was a business visitor in Murphysboro Wednesday.
Mr. & Mrs. Frank CRIPPS and children and Rev. and Mrs. C. T. GRIGSBY spent Sunday the guests of Mr. & Mrs. H. E. LOVE and children.
Miss Jennie GRAMMER spent the week end with home folks.
Mrs. Alice WHEELER spent Saturday night with her father, H. E. LOVE.
Mr. & Mrs. Ed WALLER and children visited relaties in Murphysboro Sunday.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles ROSS entertained entertained company from Murphysboro Sunday.
Mr. & Mrs. Joe McDANIEL visited relatives in Carbondale Sunday.
Grace RUSHING is visiting Mr. & Mrs. Lee RUSHING of Herrin.
Aster and Laurel WRIGHT visited at Robert RUSHING's Wednesday night.
Mr. & Mrs. Lee RUSHING visited relatives here the latter part of the week.
Frank PATRICK of Missouri is visiting his mother, Mrs. Eliza PATRICK.
John SMITH visited Lester SMITH Thursday night.
Willie RUSHING and family and Mr. & Mrs. Lee RUSHING spent Sunday at Isaac BRANDON's.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert McDANIEL visited Mr. & Mrs. Elvas HANKLA Sunday.
Raleigh BATSON and family visited Mr. & Mrs. Russell LEWIS Sunday.
Joe WRIGHT and family visited Ferdie GRAMMER Sunday.
Ralph McDANIEL visited at Robert RUSHING's Friday night.
Mrs. Hattie STAFFORD visited Mr. & Mrs. Mort STAFFORD Saturday.
Church was well attended here Sunday evening. There will be services here Saturday evening, Sunday morning and evening, 7th and 8th of January. Let everone that can come.
Herman MARSHALL of Dowell was in this vicinity Saturday.
Several from here attended the funeral of Jack BARTLETT Sunday.
Dan GRAFF of Ava visited here last Sunday.
The WORTHEN Bros. have 13 very sick horses.
Aunt Rindy WHITE is slowly recovering from a paralytic stroke. She is with her daughter, Mrs. M. WALTERS.
Mrs. R. EDWARDS and Mrs. Joe McELYEA spent Wednesday with Mr. & Mrs. Ed EDWARDS, who butchered some fine hogs.
Bertha PIERCE and children are at present living with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. MIFFLIN.
Mrs. Dora WHITE and Mrs. Bessie SMITH attended lodge of Gorham Saturday.
Alma EDWARDS was a guest of her little niece, Dorothy McELYEA, Friday night.
Mrs. Robert EDWARDS and Mrs. Joe McELYEA called on Mrs. Wm. MIFFLIN Friday afternoon.
Fay SCHMIDT is on the sick list. Miss Schmidt had a slight attack of appendicitis.
R. E. EDWARDS had dinner with Joe McELYEA Tuesday.
Fred MIFFLIN spent from Saturday until Monday with his wife at Gorham, who is living with her mother.
Angie BRICKLEY is the champion butter maker in our community, netting $50 with butter off of three cows during the month of November.
Miss Callie PORTER was very pleasantly surprised Friday evening when a number of her friends gathered at their home of celebrate her "teenth" birthday. The guests enjoyed music and gamesand at a late hour rereshments were served by Mrs. PORTER.
Misses Rhea an Edith EASTERLING were shopping in Murphysboro Saturday.
Misses Lucy KIMMEL and Helen SMITH spent the weekend with home folks at Murphysboro.
Mr. & Mrs. Henry LICHLITER of Murphysboro spent the weekend with his parents.
The wedding of Miss Ruth THURMAN to Frank COX which occurred in Murphysboro last Thursday has been announced. Mrs. Cox has been a student at Murphysboro Township High School for the past two years. Their many friends are offering congratulations and best wishes.
Rev. NORRIS of DeSoto filled his regular appointment to Bethel Sunday morning and evening.
Raymond CRAWSHAW and Joha PORTER, students of the M.T.H.S. spent the week end with home folks.
The friends of Mr. & Mrs. Chesley LIPE surprised them at the home of the latter's parents, Mr. & Mrs. Amos COX, Monday evening. Everyone enjoyed a very pleasant evening. Mr. & Mrs. Lipe are moving to the Chas. ADKINS farm. They have been making their home with her parents.
Mr. & Mrs. MILLER of Murphysboro spent Tuesday with their daughter Mrs. Stanton WILSON.
Mr. & Mrs. Ed. BOST and family were in Murphysboro Tuesday.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert ADKINS and Mr. & Mrs. Frank DOTY and families of Murphysboro attended the surprise party Monday evening.
The two youngest children of Mr. & Mrs. Ota CORNETT are ill.
Mrs. Charles CARAWAY called on Mrs. George HANEY Monday.
Mrs. Zelpha STEARNS, who has been the guest of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alice BITTLE, the past week, left Monday to be the guest of Mrs. John MOORE of near Carbondale.
Mrs. P. D. DALBY and daughter Wilma left Wednesday for Union City, Tenn.
Mrs. Alice BITTLE spent Wednesday in Murphysboro.
J. R. McCARTER of Jackson Tenn., arrived here Wednesday to take charge of the section. He will move his family here in the near future. He will be glad to have them with us.
P. D. DALBY left Wednesday night for Phyanza, Miss., where he will take charge of a section.
W. T. WILTON was a visitor in Murphysboro Thursday.
Miss Beatrice BITTLE called on Mrs. George HANEY Friday.
Miss Bessie HANEY spent a few hours Saturday the guest of Mrs. A. E. HINCHCLIFF.
Mis Mae BUTCHER spent from Saturday until Sunday the guest of her parents.
Chola LAMBERT spent from Tuesday until Wednesday the guest of relatives in Murphysboro.
Mr. & Mrs. R. C. MONIGAR were Murphysboro visitors Saturday.
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond HANEY and son Edwin spent Sunday the guest of his parents.
Misses Susie and Elizabeth LIPE and Teddie LIPE called on Miss Bessie HANEY Saturday.
Mr. & Mrs. Will CROWELL of Pleasant Grove called on Mr. & Mrs. C. H. DAVIS and family.
Mrs. James MONIGAR and Miss Catherine were Murphysboro visitors Tuesday.
Misses Hester and Gladys BITTLE spent from Friday until Sunday the guest of their mother, Mrs. Alice BITTLE and family.
Miss Margaret CROWELL and Beulah DAVIS called on Mrs. Dan ETHERTON a few hours Sunday.
Pete LINDSAY went to Murphysboro Sunday.
Bernard ROBINSON was a Murphysboro visitor Friday.
Mrs. Leslie LIPE and daughter, Gladys Leslie, spent the week end the guests of James LIPE and family.
Mrs. Charles CARAWAY and son Wayne spent Tuesday the guests of Mrs. Albert STOTLAR of Jenkins.
Emil RUHLMAN made a trip to Campbell Hill Sunday.
Our first snow fell Saturday.
Mrs. AVERY's company from St. Louis returned home Monday.
Little Richard NAUSLEY was been sick for a few days, but is better.
Mr. & Mrs. LOONEY and daughters, Eura Marie and Dorothy, spent Wednesday evening with Mr. & Mrs. NAUSLEY
Mrs. LOONEY spent Friday with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Charley CLENDENIN of Elbenezer. Mrs. Clendenin has blood poison in her hand.
Mrs. Will YOUNG buried their baby Tuesday. The child had pneumonia.
Miss Addie ISOM is not any better.
Harry POWELL of Christopher motored to Oraville Sunday.
Mr. & Mrs. A. W. COX and daughter of Carbondale were guests of relatives here Sunday.
Mr. & Mrs. Chas. BLACKLOCK and family and Dowell were guests of his mother, Mrs. Mary BLACKLOCK, Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Blacklock is spending this week in Dowell with relatives.
Mr. & Mrs. Gus GRAY of Elkville spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. E. A. McGINN.
Mr. & Mrs. James CRIPPS and family left Tuesday for Centralia where they will make their home. Mr. Cripps has been promoted to a position in the Illinois Central yards in Centralia.
Mr. & Mrs. James SOWMAN and family of East Murphysboro were guests Saturday and Sunday of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. HOOVER and Mr. & Mrs. J. R. CRIPPS.
Miss Sarah TALLEY of Murphysboro spent Thursday evening the guest of her paretns, Mr. & Mrs. J. B. TALLEY.
W. H. DOTY of Marion was in Oraville on business. His brother I. N. DOTY went home with him to spend the winter.
Mrs. W. W. HOUSE spent Friday with relatives in DeSoto.
Henry IMHOFF who has been ill from the result of a fall, is slowly improving.
Mrs. Harlan GRAEFF spent Tuesday in Murphysobro visiting her brother, William HEIPLE, and family.
Mrs. Thomas REIMAN and Mr. & Mrs. Sherman REIMAN and little daughter, Mae Lillian, called on Mr. & Mrs. Edward BLAISE and family Sunday.
Miss Maude IMOHOFF is suffering with an infected tooth.
Mr. & Mrs. Frank WILLIAMS called on Mr. & Mrs. John HERRING and family Sunday.
Billy, the little son of Mr. & Mrs. John REIMAN, who has been ill, is improved.
Misses Hilda THOMPSON and Ethel WARD spent Sunday with Miss Maude IMHOFF.
Messrs. Joe COCHRAN and Clifford IMHOFF, who are employed at Elkville, spent Saturday night and Sunday with home folks.
Ralph H. SOUTH, DeSoto, age 21; Anna SEGUAIGO, Hurst, age 19
Edmund NIEDERBRACH, C'Hill; age 21; Lina FEDDERKE, Ava, age 16
ALL AROUND THE TOWN
Mrs. Freida GENGENBACH is ill at her home, two miles south of Murphysboro.
Johnnie JACKSON of Cairo spent Tuesday night in this city the guest of Mr. & Mrs. T. A. TAYLOR.
Dr. H. H. ROTH went to Herrin on business today.
The baby of Mr. & Mrs. Hall CLARK is ill.
Mrs. E. M. DEPPE of Percy shopped here yesterday.
Mrs. G. E. MEYERHOFF of Percy was a visitor here Tuesday.
Mrs. Elliott GRIFFIN of Oraville was a shopper here Tuesday.
Mrs. G. E. SLATE of Sparta was among the shoppers here Tuesday.
Mrs. Lawrence FOLEY of Carbondale visited relatives here Tuesday.
Mrs. Daisy BOUCHER of Etherton shopped here today.
The 3 year old child of Mr. & Mrs. Isra ETHERTON is ill.
Mrs. Julius WIDES is ill at her home on North 14th street.
Miss Alma FREEMAN of Grand Tower shopped here Wednesday.
Mrs. Olive DAVIS of Thebes was a business visitor here today.
Mrs. Murray MIFFLIN of Sand Ridge was a business visitor here today.
Elmer KNIGHT of Carbondale was a pleasure visitor here last night.
Mrs. R. D. STEELE of DeSoto was a business visitor here Tuesday.
Mrs. W. W. HOUSE of Oraville was a business visitor in this city today.
The C. L. B. S. Ladies will have a public Euchre and Pinocle for ladies Thursday afternoon Hostesses Mrs. Geo. WANSTREET, Mrs. Ella WOLFF, Mrs. Antone WOLFF, Mrs. Martin WOLFF, and Mrs. T. J. SHARPE.
Mrs. Emma PELLETT of North 15th street went to Harrisburg Tuesday to visit her daughter Mrs. R. O. BURKE.
Mrs. R. E. WILLIAMSON and Miss Florence DICKS of Ava visited L. W. BROWN a patient in St. Andrew's hospital.
Mrs. Adolph SCHMIDT of Willisville visited her daughter, Mrs. Mable GRIFFITH, a patient in St. Andrew's hospital today.
Miss Donna Mae REINHARDT of St. Louis is the guest of her grandfather, F. J. HOPPER of 1834 Pine street.
Leo TOPE of Ava who has been the guest of Ed THOMPSON of North 15th street, returned home Wednesday.
Mrs. William NEUMAN of Division street went to Creal Springs Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mr. Venus.
Mrs. Inez RODDEN of WIllisville visited her sister, Rosalie LOY, a patient at St. Andrew's hospital yesterday.
Mr. & Mrs. E. L. KOSHT of McClure who have been the guests of W. H. SAYLOR of North 14th street returned home Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Charles DONALDSON of Bush who has been a patient in St. Andrew's hospital for the past week, was operated on yesterday for appendicitis.
Mrs. Nancy THOMPSON of Thebes passed through here Wednesay en route home from Pinckneyville where she attended the funeral of her brother, William BAILEY.
Mrs. Victoria WOOLSEY and children of Etherton passed through this city today en route home from Grand Tower where they visited her mother Mrs. Mary ENLOW.
Mrs. William FRALEY of West Pine street went to St. Louis today to shop.
Mrs. Mary CARR of Ava spent a few hours shopping here Tuesday.
Mrs. John PERKINS of Edith street, who has been ill for several days, is improving.
Rev. O. M. BREES of Ava passed through this city Tuesday en route home from Carterville.
Miss Clara MARTIN and Herbert MARTIN of Royalton shopped here Tuesday.
Mrs. R. A. TRAMMEL and Mrs. V. LYONS of Carbondale shopped here Tuesday.
Mrs. A. S. RANKLIN and daughter Millie of Elkville shopped here Tuesday.
Mrs. Tom BUTCHER of Etherton and little son Tommie are visiting relaties in this city.
Miss Mary Mildred MERRITT is suffering with tonsilitis at her home on South 13th street.
Grandma SKELLEY of Clay street is seriously ill. Her many friends will regret to hear of her condition.
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING HEADLINE FROM THIS PAPER DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH JACKSON COUNTY PEOPLE BUT I FOUND IT IRONIC CONSIDERING THE WHITE SOX WON IN THE WORLD SERIES.
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Bride of Five Weeks Dies Sunday
Mrs. John Beasley of DeSoto, Victim of Typhoid
Mrs. Clara Katherine BEASLEY became the bride of John BEASLEY five weeks ago Sunday, June 26, and death came to part them Sunday night. The young woman died of typhoid fever at their home in DeSoto township and her wedding dress will be her funeral garb. She was married Sunday, May 22, and took sick of typoid Saturday, June 18. She was ill only one week and one day, and passed away at 10:40 clock Sunday night.
Clara Katherine BOTTERBUSCH was born August 29, 1893. She leaves her husband, her father and mother, Mr. & Mrs. Charles BOTTERBUSCH of DeSoto township and two brothers, Ed and Henry BOTTERBUSCH of the same townshhip.
Deceased was a member of the Royal Neighbors and of the Lutheran church at DeSoto. Her pastor, Rev. ZIMBACK, will conduct her funeral servicesat the home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and the body will be buried in the DeSoto cemetery.
Bob Riseling Marries Girl From Benton
Wed at First M.E. Parsonage Here Sunday Noon
Robert C. RISELING of Murphysboro and Miss Louise L. HUTCHCRAFT of Benton were married at the parsonage of the First M.E. church in Murphysboro at 12:30 o'clock Sunday noon, the pastor, Rev. O. L. MARKMAN, performing the marriage rites and using the ring ceremony.
`The bridal couple was attended by Mr. & Mrs. Maynard F. PERKINS of this city. Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom and Mr. & Mrs. Perkins went to the home of the young man's parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. E. RISELING, where his mother served a four course dinner.
The bride wore a dark blue tricoltine traveling suit and hat to match and she and Mrs. Perkins wore corsages of roses.
Mrs. Riseling is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. H. S. HURCHCRAFT of Benton. Her father is a mine examiner there. She graduated with the 1921 class of Benton high school. She is an accomplished musician and a member of the Methodist church. She is of the brunette type of beauty, a pretty and charming girl.
Mr. Riseling, son of Dr. & Mrs. Charles E. RISELING of 230 North 15th street, was born and reared in Murphysboro and was educated in the city schools and the Murphysboro Township High School, having graduated with the class of 1919. He is an electrician and registered radio operator and is employed with the St. Louis Westinghouse battery company at its Murphysboro service station. He is a member of the First Methodist church. The beginning of the young couple's courtship dates back three years.
Mr. & Mrs. Riseling are at home at 230 North Fifteenth.
Sam Wild Gets Fifty Year Jewel
Third Local Odd Fellow to Get Jewel This Year
S. J. SHOMAKER on Monday received a fifty year diamond jewel for Sam Wild, Sr., which Grand Secretary John H. SIKES of the Illinois Odd Fellows forwarded to Mr. Shomaker after having satisfied himself that Mr. WIld had been an Odd Fellow continuously for fifty years. Mr. Shomaker presented the diamond jewel to Mr. Wild Monday, and in the fall there will be a public or formal presentation with appropriate ceremonies.
Mr. Wild was the third Murphysboro Odd Fellow to recieve the diamond jewel on the order this year. P. W. GRIFFITH and C. M. BRADLEY having received their jewels two or three months ago. Last week 42 Murphysboro Odd Fellows got 25 year jewels.
Sam Wild, Sr., became and Odd Fellow in 1871, joining Mt. Carbon lodge and remaining a member of that lodge until 1890 when it was merged with Amity lodge of Murphysboro. Then Mr. Wild became a member of Amity lodge through consolidation and has held membership in that lodge ever since.
Mr. Wild has been a resident of Murphysboro for more than fifty years and is highly regarded here. His many friends congratulate him upon rounding out a half century of membership in the order of the three links.
Mrs. Hester Bencini Dead
Mrs. Hester BENCINI, died Sunday evening at 8:45 at the home of her son, E. L. BENCINI, of 2225 Pine street with a complication of diseases. She has been ill for the past 18 months. Mrs. Bencini was born in Collinsville, Ill., March 1, 1857. At the time of her death she was 64 years old. For the past several years she has resided in Hurst with her son, William, until four weeks ago she was brought to this city. She was a member of the Methodist church and was a good christian woman.
She was married in Trenton, Tenn., in 1873. Her husband died in 1912. She leaves one brother, William BAILEY, of St. Louis, Mo., and two sons, E. L. of Pine street and William of Hurst.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church, Rev. O. L. MARKMAN, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial in Tower Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Bencini was the wife of William BENCINI, for years a conductor and Murphysboro yardmaster for the Mobile and Ohio, and they resided in this city a long time. She made her home with her son, William, after the death of her husband a dozen years ago. She is well and favorably known in Murphysboro as a good christian woman, a loving mother and a pleasant neighbor.
Her son, Will, is a locomotive engineer on the Missouri Pacific. Her son, E. L. BENCINI, is one of the officials of the Egyptian Iron Works in Murphysboro.
Robert C. Riseling, Murphysboro, age 20; Louis L. Hutchcraft, Benton, age 18
Dewey Sims, Herrin, age 24; VIola Porter, Carthage, Mo, age 24
Baby Found Dead. Albert, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry MILES, colored, was found dead in bed at their home on Bridge street Sunday afternoon about two o'clock. The baby was less than 24 hours old. Coroner W. S. FORSHEE got a jury and held the inquest Monday morning, the verdict being that death was due to unknown causes, probably heart trouble.
Marry In Murphysboro. Miss Viola PORTER of Carthage, Mo., and Dewey SIMMS of Herrin, were married Saturday evening at 9:30 at the M. E. parsonage by Rev. O. L. MARKMAN. Mrs. Simms is a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Edmond PORTER. Mr. Simms is employed in Herrin as assistant labor foreman of a construction Co., and is a son of Mr. & Mrs. Dewey SIMMS. They will reside in Herrin.
Automobile Smash. Out on Eighth street Saturday night Robert RISELING's Ford racer was wrecked on meeting a big car which the driver failed to avoid hitting. Another large car had some kind of smashup on North Eighth street the same night. Reports are that no on was injured in either case.
Ben Herr's Father Dead. Bennie HERR, machinst at the Mobile & Ohio shops, in Murphysboro, got a message early Sunday morning stating that his father had lost his life at Washington, Ind., and Bennie left for that town Sunday afternoon. The telegram gave no particulars. His father was employed at Baltimore & Ohio storeroom superintendent at Washington.
Marry At Midnight. Miss Rose WALTERS and Robert M. LANE were united in holy wedlock at the parsonage of the First Baptist church, Rev. H. T. ABBOTT officiating. The couple arrived at the minister's home at exactly 12 o'clock Saturday night and were married a few minutes later. The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dan WALTERS, residents of this city. The groom is a son of Mr. & Mrs. Thom. LANE, north of this city. The groom is a young farmer. The happy couple left for a honeymoon in St. Louis.
Marry at Murphy. Saturday afternoon, June 25, 1921, Justice of the Peace J. P. CHAMBERLAIN performed the wedding ceremong of Andrew CONNELL and Miss Eloise JENT of Marion, Ill. Dr. STREIGEL and E. L. EDWARDS of this city witnessed the ceremony. The groom is employed in the mines at Marion and is an energetic young man with an ambition to succeed in life. He is the son of Chas. CONNELL of Marion, where he was raised. The bride is a very charming young lady. She was gowned in a very pretty dress of white. She was born in West Frankfort but was reared and educated in Marion, Ill. They will be at home to their friends in Marion, Ill.
Injured Great Toe. A. J. ROBERTS who severely hurt the great toe of his right foot last Thursday and has been detained at his home since, was able to go to the Roberts store Monday morning. While assisting in carrying Mrs. Thomas CARRIER to an ambulance last Thursday to place her in St. Andrew's hospital. Mr. Roberts was walking backward down the concrete steps at the Carrier home when his foot slipped off one step and came down heavily on the next lower step, dislocating the toe joint or fracturing a bone.
Two From The Dale. The Carbondale Free Press in commenting on a Republican-Era article telling of Frederick HERBERT graduating from Harvard law school and mentioning that he was the first Jackson county boy to graduate at that institution, relates that two Carbondale men have graduated from Harvard and one of them is now a member of Harvard faculty. However, as local information has it, neither of the Carbondale gentlemen are Harvard law school graduates. That university has several other colleges than that of law.
Bailey WEST, our mail carrier, has been absent from the route for a few days on account of ill health.
Mrs. Lydia WATSON, who has been in Little Rock, Ark., with her daughter, Leona, who underwent an operation is home again. She expects her daughter in a week or so when she is able to make the trip.
Alva BAKER is in County Line and New Hope cutting his wheat. Mrs. A. D. BAKER of County Line is at the Damron and Baker homes while he is away.
Mrs. L. D. MAGNUM spent Monday evening with her mother, Mrs. J. W. DAMRON.
Geo. PATRICK and Ralph McLEAN of Carterville, Frank PATRICK and Willie FROST of Zion were through here last week enroute to Missouri and a fishing trip combined.
Clarence and Dee BAKER of County Line and Alva BAKER of this place were at Abie BAKER's at Goreville last week to get a binder they had recently purchased from him.
Messrs. W. J. and R. M. DAMRON attended the Mason lodge at Lick Creek Saturday evening.
J. W. MANN is on the sick list.
Mr. & Mrs. Holly TRIPP of Wayside called on Mrs. Alva BAKER a few moments Thursday evening.
Mr. & Mrs. Sidney TERRY and children of Goreville, Mr. & Mrs. Abie BAKER and children of near Goreville called at the R. M. DAMRON and Alva BAKER homes Saturday.
The members of this neighborhood met at new Liberty Thursday afternoon and cleaned off the cemetery.
Mrs. Annie WATSON and nephew, Vern GARNER, called at Elmer WEBB's Saturday morning on business.
Mr. & Mrs. David HUNSAKER and daughter, Lillie, Mr. & Mrs. Ray HUNSAKER of Cottage Home was through here Wednesday enroute to Anna.
Those who spent Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. Charles BLACK were Mr. & Mrs. Bert HAGLER and children, Beulah, Dale, Carry Frances, Carl and Elmer, Mr. & Mrs. William BLACK of Benton, Mrs. Edith SCOTT and Muriel BROWN.
Mrs. Ellen LIPE took dinner with Mr. & Mrs. James LAMBERT Sunday.
Mrs. Charles RUNION and children, Dorothy, Kenneth and William, spent from Friday until Saturday the guests of her brother, Mr. & Mrs. Camel LIPE, of Murphysboro.
Miss Bessie HANEY spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. P. D. DALBY.
Those who spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. & Mrs. James LAMBERT were Mrs. Flint BUTCHER and dauthter, Vera, William and George HAGLER and Ruth RUNION.
Misses Louise and Verna LAMBERT spent Saturday night with Wilma DALBY.
P. D. DALBY left Saturday night for Jackson, Tenn., where he will spend a few days.
Mr. & Mrs. Fred LIPE and daughter, Imogene, of Murphysboro, spent from Saturday until Sunday with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. James LIPE.
Millie LAW of Poplar Ridge passed through our vicinity Sunday.
Miss Mae BUTCHER of Murphysboro spent from Saturday until Sunday with home folks.
Mr. & Mrs. Fred LIPE and daughter, Imogene, of Murphysboro took dinner with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. James LAMBERT, Saturday.
Troy HANEY and Odell LAMBERT attended the ice cream social at Harvey LIPE's Saturday night.
Glenn HANEY spent Sunday with home folks.
Ted LIPE spent Saturday night with his brother, Mr. & Mrs. Leslie LIPE, of Murphysboro.
Miss Chloe LAMBERT spent from Wednesday until Thursday, the guests of her sister, Mrs. Fred LIPE of Murphysboro.
The Forks of Muddy
Mr. & Mrs. Marrison SHIRLEY and daughter Velma, spent Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. Clarence SHIRLEY.
Mr. & Mrs. Maurice HOLLERAN and children and Mrs. Wm. HOLLERAN and Howard HARRIS visited Mr. & Mrs. Luther DEASON of Royalton Saturday evening.
The party at Fred FOSSELL's was well attended Saturday night.
John JARVIS and sons have begun their work at the saw mill after two weeks' absence making hay.
Mrs. Wm. MURRAY is on the sick list this week.
Tom ADAMS of Hurst is running the tractor for the Shirley boys during the wheat harvest.
Mr. & Mrs. Luther DEASON of Royalton and Mr. & Mrs. Maurice HOLLERAN and children spent Sunday at the latter's parents Mr. & Mrs. Wm. HOLLERAN.
Quite a few young folks of this place attended the street carnival at Hurst Saturday night.
A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Orville IRVIN Sunday June 19th.
Miss Anna CAVER spent Sunday in Carbondale with relatives.
Mrs. Lucy TREECE spent a few days in Carbondale with her sister.
Mr. & Mrs. Fred KENNEY and daughter, Helen, of East St. Louis are visiting Mrs. Kinney's parents, Mr. & Mrs. T. H. PEAK.
Mrs. C. L. MILLER returned home from Grand Tower Sunday after spending two weeks with Mr. & Mrs. Ralph HUTHMACHER.
James MILLER and Simon SHADOWENS have each purchased a new Dodge auto.
Mr. & Mrs. Howard MILLER and Mr. & Mrs. Homer KEARNS of Valier, motored in Carbondale Saturday evening.
D. F. BENNETT has been in St. Louis the past few days where he was sent as a delegate from the M. W. of A.
Mrs. Elva HALL who has been quite sick for the past week is able to be out again.
Burt McMURPHY of Boskeydelly came down Monday evening and did some work on the switchboard at the central office.
Mr. & Mrs. David KELLY and son departed for their home in Oklahoma Wednesday. They were to visit relatives in Overland, Mo., for a few days.
Sheridan PULCHER of East Carondolet assisted his father with wheat harvest several days last week.
Mr. & Mrs. J. W. GRAFF and children, Esther and Lorin, visited friends in Murphysboro Saturday evening.
Mr. & Mrs. Louis PULCHER and family called on Mr. & Mrs. J. H. PULCHER and family Saturday evening.
Lillian PULCHER was the guest of Miss Amanda WORTHEN Sunday.
Andrew CRISLER is assisting J. W. G RAFF with hay harvest this week.
Sheridan PULCHER spent Saturday night with Lathe ROBINSON.
Mr. & Mrs. John GRAFF called on Mr. & Mrs. Joseph GRAFF Sunday evening.
Mr. & Mrs. John BOUCHER were business visitors in Murphysboro Saturday.
Mr. & Mrs. Herman MARSHll and Mr. & Mrs. Ezra MARSHALL spent Saturday evening in Murphysboro.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph PULCHER and children and Miss Lucille GRAFF and Valley CHILDERS spent Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. Joseph GRAFF and family.
Edgar CAMPBELL of DuQuoin visited his parents, Mr. & Mrs. R. J. CAMPBELL last Sunday.
Isaac JARRETT attended a meeting of the community high school board at Vergennes Wednesday night.
Miss Nellie WOODS and little cousin of Carterville spent last Friday at the home of Mr. & Mrs. James NICHOLS.
Robert ATKINS and family of Murphysboro, Ed BOST and family and Ota CORNETT and family visited Mr. & Ms. Ben PORTER Sunday.
Ed BUTLER and son, Robert, of Elkville, are assisting Robert MORGAN with his hay making this week.
Mr. & Mrs. Heber HORSTMAN spent Sunday in Murphysboro with his parents, Dr. & Mrs. HORSTMAN.
Mrs. Ada CORGAN of Denver, Colo., is spending this week with her sister, Mrs. Ben PORTER.
James NICHOLS and sons are getting ready to commence threshing wheat the last of the week.
Social & Personal
Miss Helen BOWERS of Ava spent Saturday in this city visiting friends.
W. G. SHAW returned Saturday from a several days visit in Chicago.
Mrs. C. O. MOLZ of North street is ill at her home.
Mrs. Hattie HATHAWAY of Hardy street is ill at her home.
Miss Ruth McELHINEY of Kenney, Ill., arrived in this city Sunday and is the guest of Miss Lucile BIERER.
Manager Adrian LEVY of the Levy Merchantile Co., spent Sunday in Chicago buying stock for his store.
Mrs. S. H. NEACE of West Frankfort spent Saturday evening in this city visiting friends.
Mrs. Val McCORMICK of Oraville spent Saturday evening in this city shopping and visiting relatives.
Mr. & Mrs. George KOENIG and children of Moffatt, Colorado, are in this city visiting relatives.
F. D. BOHANNON went to Anna Sunday and is the guest of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. A. D. BOHANNON.
Mr. & Mrs. William KELLY and Miss Lillian McKABE spent Sunday in Grand Tower on pleasure.
Frank ALBERTS of South 16th street was a pleasure visitor in Harrisburg Saturday.
S. N. FADEM returned Sunday evening from St. Louis where he spent the day visiting relatives.
Lloyd SMITH and Dave FRIEDMAN motored to Harrisburg Sunday and attended the ball game.
Miss Ruth COLLINS and Ed SCHMIDGALL motored to Marion Sunday and visited friends.
Mrs. M. M. MORALEE is ill at her home on Edith street.
Louie MARLO spent Sunday in Harrisburg attending the ball game.
Mrs. John ETHERTON of Pomona was a business visitor in Murphysboro Monday morning.
Mrs. Joseph HOOKER of Aldridge went to Pomona this morning to visit relatives.
Martin FREDERICK of St. Louis returned home this morning after spending the week end here visiting friends.
Mrs. Aver CRIPPS of Etherton spent a few hours in this city shopping Monday morning.
Mrs. Maude PIRTLE of Logan street went to Pomona Monday morning to visit her father, Ed GEARHART.
Mrs. Ida MERRIMAN of Illinois avenue went to Jonesboro this morning to spend a few days as a guest of relatives.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert STRICKLAND, Misses Pearl STRICKLAND and Dora CARBAUGH spent Sunday afternoon in Carbondale visiting friends.
Mrs. Eunice LANNON of 15th and Manning streets, is enjoying her annual vacation. Mrs. Lannon is employed as saleslady at the Foss Martell dry goods store.
Charles PRICE has returned from Cairo, where he has been the past few weeks working at the Flack & May store. Mr. Price is a salesman at the Flack & May store in this city.
Mrs. Arthur GUINN of Pomona returned home this morning after spending a few days here as the guest of her brother, Yona FLEMINGS.
Mr. & Mrs. M. M. MORALEE, Mr. & Mrs. Chas. McCARTHY AND C. ASHMAN motored to Harrisburg Sunday and attended the ball game.
Mr. & Mrs. Joe THOMPSON and family of Marion motored to this city Sunday and spent the day visiting Mr. & Mrs. Joe CONNELLY of Gartside street.
Robert MINTON, Jr., who has been quite ill for the past week, is improving nicely.
Myrle and Andrew BECK have returned from a weeks visit in DuQuoin with relatives.
Mr. & Mrs. B. JENKINS and daughter Miss Mae SORRELS of Murphysboro motored to DuQuoin Sunday and spent the day visiting relatives.
Mrs. G. W. ROBERTS returned to this city Saturday evening from a two weeks visit in Danville and Chicago. Mrs. Roberts reports a delightful trip.
James DUNCAN of Christopher arrived in this city Monday morning to spend a few days visiting relatives.
John STACKERT of Cairo is in this city visiting his siter, Mrs. Elizabeth JONES, of Poplar street.
Miss Frances WOLFF of Marion spent Sunday in this city visiting her sister, Miss MYRIAL of Spruce street.
Miss Ida CAMPBELL of Pinckneyville arrived in this city Sunday to visit her brother, Ed CAMPBELL, who is seriously ill.
Mrs. Cecil COLLISTER and son, Howard, leave today for Albuquerque, N. Mexico., for a visit of 2 months. During this time they will spend two weeks in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mr. & Mrs. James STEVENSON and daughters, Betty and Mary Evelyn, spent Sunday in Grand Tower on pleasure.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles WARD and daughter, Mary Evelyn, Mrs. Lonie BAHR, and Mr. & Mrs. Frank BAHR motored to Herrin Sunday and spent the day visiting friends and relatives.
Mrs. Thomas ULRICH and sons, Junior and Jack, of 1504 Edith street, returned Sunday evening from a several days visit in Kankakee where they have been visiting her sister, Miss Grace CROWELL.
Mr. & Mrs. H. P. FAY returned Sunday evening rom Evansville where they spent the week end with Mr. & Mrs. A. P. WOLFF at the Wolff Den on the Okaw river. Mr. & Mrs. Wolff and family will return this evening.
Sheriff James W. GIBSON was in attendance at the Carbonale city court Monday morning.
Miss Celia HERRING who has been quite ill as a result of a wisdom tooth, was considerably improved Monday according to her father, Fire Chief Albert HERRING.
Mr. & Mrs. H. A. BASTIEN and family of Edith street went to St. Louis where they will spend several weeks visiting relatives and friends.
Joe ALLEN of Carbondale was a pleasure visitor in this city Sunday.
Herman JACOBS spent Sunday in Grand Tower on business.
Mrs. Eldora WINTERS went to St. Louis Saturday evening and spent the week end visiting friends.
Mrs. Clara TICE and sister, Mrs. TAVEGGIA and friends, were pleasure visitors at Boulton Springs Sunday.
Mr. & Mrs. E. A. WILLIS motored to Harrisburg Sunday and attended the ball game.
Misses Maude VAN TREESE and Louise DAUMN spent Sunday in Carterville visiting Mrs. Henry BIGGS.
Mrs. William FOX of St. Louis returned to her home in St. Louis after spending a few days in this city as the guest of Mrs. J. J. HARPER, Sunday.
Rev. I. B. SIPES of Oraville was a business visitor in this city Monday morning.
Miss Ruth JENKINS of Spruce street returned to her home Sunday after a visit of several weeks in Marion with relatives.
Mrs. John LOY of Herrin is in this city visiting her sister, Mrs. H. STAUDT of Murphy street, and her parents Mr. & Mrs. HAMSON of Walnut street.
Mr. & Mrs. C. A. ASHMUND motored to Harrisburg Sunday and witnessed the ball game between Murphysboro and Harrisburg.
Will GLENN of North 15th street spent Sunday in Granite City visiting Mr. & Mrs. Ray MILLIGAN.
Miss Bessie COLLINS of Edith street who has been ill for the past three weeks, was much improved this morning.
Miss Kate APPEL of St. Louis arrived in this city Saturday evening is in the guest of her sister, Mrs. Harry BOLEN, of 15th and Pine streets.
W. T. MERRITT who is employed in Mt. Vernon, spent Sunday in this city visiting his family on South 13th street.
Mr. & Mrs. H. R. McLAUGHLIN and daughter, Miss Kathleen, of Edith street, spent Sunday in Anna visiting relatives.
Mr. & Mrs. Gus SCHLEISSER and daughter, Helen, and Ben McINTOSH of Cape Girardeau, spent Sunday in this city visiting Mr. Schleisser's brother, Carl, of 13th street.
Miss Mabel McCLINTOCK and Robert McCLINTOCK of Jackson, Tenn., are visiting with their uncle and aunt, Mr. & Mrs. J. J. HARPER, of Division street.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles BROWN of Cora City spent Saturday and Sunday in this city visiting their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph ROLLO, of Division street.
Mr. & Mrs. Joe RICHARDS of Bennington, Kansas, who have been the guests of Mr. & Mrs. Ralph ROLLO of Division street, went to Cora City Sunday morning to spend several days visiting relatives.
Owen MOFFATT of Pinckneyville spent a few hours in this city Saturday visiting his sister, Miss Mary Agnes, and cousin, Mary WOLFF of Mulberry street. He returned home the same evening.
Miss Ethel and Leila CHAPMAN spent Sunday in Grand Tower as the guests of their cousin, Miss Emily DIXON.
Mrs. M. E. LUSTER of New Albany, Ind., who has been the guest of friends in this city for the past few days went to Carterville to visit relatives.
Miss Nora CLARK entertained as her guests Sunday, Mr. & Mrs. C. O. WARD, her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Ed SULLIVAN, and Miss Ruby ROBERTS of Harrison. In the afternoon they motored to Carbondale and visited friends for a few hours.
Mrs. D. T. WALTERS of Tamms passed through this city Monday morning enroute home after spending a few days in Carbondale visiting her son, W. H. WALTERS, and family.
Mrs. H. WILSON o Nineteenth and Edith streets, has tonsilitis.
Mrs. W. C. ALEXANDER of Walnut street is ill.
Mrs. Oscar LUTZ of Twenty-first and Spruce streets is ill at her home.
Mrs. A. R. CARTER of west Walnut street is ill at her home. She has tonsilitis.
Mrs. H. T. ADAMS of Bush was among the shoppers in this city Monday.
Miss Minnie FAUTH of 227 South Eighteenth street will depart Tuesday morning for Denver, Colorado, where she will spend several weeks visiting relatives. Miss Fauth is enjoying her annual vacation from the Young Dry Goods store where she is employed as saleslady.
Misses Gladys and Mildred HEIPLE of 2016 Spruce street will depart Tuesday morning for Boulder, Colo., where they will enter the University of Colorado, and will take a several weeks course. Miss Gladys will take lessons in primary instruction, music and English, while Mildred will study music and English. Both are prominent teachers in Jackson county. They will also visit other points of interest in Colorado. In July they will go to Cheyenne, Wyoming and attend the Frontier Days. While in Boulder they will be with Miss Alma CROCKER, a former teacher of this city. Miss Crocker is now teaching school in a ranch town just outside of Boulder. They will return September the first.
NOTE: The first story that appears from his paper is regarding my family. The young girl that died was my cousin and the "tot companion" mentioned in the story that was playing in the back yard with her at the time of the accident was my mother MARY ELLA CAGLE NOLAN RISELING.
Pruella Elizabeth Jones, the Only Child, Fatally Burned At Play Sunday, With Broken Toy
Flare Fired Skirts; Child Fled, Frantic
Returned to Rear Porch Screaming; Mother's Hands Cooked in Frantic Effort To Save Little One - Victims Lips Utter Prayer Before State of Come Sets In-Rites Tuesday
Pretty Pruella Elizabeth JONES, golden haired fairy girl whose bright being enriched the lives of those who begot her, William H. JONES and nee Minnie RICHARDSON, 626 North 11th street, was fatally burned at the home at 3:45 p.m. Sunday. It was 1:30 o'clock a.m. of another day when her life passed.
The Fatal Broken Toy. Pruella Elizabeth had a celluloid toy. She was only 6, you know, and like other little girls, had her playthings. But it was broken and she had a tot companion decided to burn it. The combustable was held below her waist-line, too near her pretty skirks when the flaring match touched it. The plaything burned with a hiss, spurting fire as celluloid will. The skirts ignited. The child ran afraid.
Clear from the rear porch to the rear fence she ran. The wind resistance fanned the smoldering skirts to a blaze. Fright became terror. Aflame, she turned at the rear fence and ran frantically, screaming, back to the porch where she fell on the floor, spent, all but dead.
The Little One's Prayer. Alarmed by the screams the mother dashed from the house and found the child. She dashed a bucket of water over her. Next she wrapped her in a quilt. The mother's fingers had become shreds of burned flesh, the burns unheeded. Her hands and forearms were seared, the arms half way to the elbow. Dry sobs in her throat, the mother, having done all she could, mothered the child while the doctor came. He looked and shook his head.
Consciousness remained with the little one until 5:30 p.m. She recalled the hour in Sunday school at the Christian church that morning and how the lesson read for little boys and girls. Her pretty lips muttered a prayer that mamma might live a long time. And she, too, wanted to live.
Then, as darkenss approached, Pruella closed her eyes and entered into a state of coma, painless, fearless, silent-on the way to the Land of Never Die. The angel of record wrote "Pruella Elizabeth Jones" and it was half after One on the Eve Watch of another beautiful October day.
Their Only Little GIrl. As the afternoon waned Murphysboro heard of the tragedy. The day, pretty as it was, was spoiled for hundreds who knew and esteemed the parents. There knew Pruella was the only child, and conceived a degree of the parents' sorrow.
Pruella Elizabeth JONES was born September 11, 1914, when the couple lived on Walnut street. She was 6 years and 1 month old. Mr. Jones, local cashier of the American Express Co., married Minnie RICHARDSON, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Calvin RICHARDSON, now of Chester, ten years ago. Their first born entered the fourth year of their wedlock as the marvel chapter in their book of happiness. The chid was in the first grade, Logan school, Mrs. Maude RUST, teacher-just a little A B C girl.
The mother continued in a state of near prostration Monday morning. Her burns had been attended to, at least temporarily. It was believed so serious are these, that splints would have to be used. Persons in the home, relatives and friends congregated there during the night, more than once they have turned away when the mother, with her hands useless, sought to fondle the child's face which except for the burn on the chin, was untouched by the fire. Below, however, down the body and limbs to the line of the skirt rim the flesh was seared.
Funeral Rites Tuesday. Bertha CAGLE of Chester was with Mrs. Jones when the tragedy was enacted. Mrs. S. R. PLANT, the father's sister, is there. Mrs. Plant believes that had the child made an outcry the instant the burning toy ignited her clothing she could have been saved. She thinks the little one, having been warned about fire, first ran away from the porch with the momentary thought of hiding her scorched clothing.
Calvin RICHARDSON, Mrs. Jones' father, employed at the penitentiary at Menard, arrived here on a freight train late Sunday. A Chester jitney man had demanded $25 to drive him here. James BOULTON, uncle of the mother, and Mrs. Boulton of Boulton Springs are at the home. Mr. & Mrs. Hugh BRADLEY arrived late yesterday afternoon from Carbondale. He is Mrs. Jones' brother-in-law. Mr. & Mrs. Ed ROACH of Carbondale are also present. George JONES, of St. Louis, brother of the grieving father, was to arrive today.
Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Christian church, Elder L. A. CHAPMAN officiating. The body will be buried out in Tower Grove cemetery where the late roses are blooming-a flower among flowers.
The community prayer is this: That's God's everlasting promise in His pledge, "Suffer the little ones to come unto me" may stint the parents sorrow with a balm that cures.
Lena Hunziker Dreaded Diphtheria Victim
Patient Died at 1 a.m. of Aggravated Case of Disease-Her Condition Also Tubercular-Private Funeral Tuesday
Lena HUNZIKER, 11 year old, daughter of Fred HUNZIKER, and beloved like a daughter by Mrs. David WEATHERS, with whom she lived at 1826 Elm Street, died of diphtheria at that address at 4 o'clock Monday morning. The case was an aggravated one probably because of lack of adequate professional attention in time, with the added superinduction of a tubercular condition.
The little one had been ill but one week. The case is one of several which have been reported in Murphysboro-one of the worst. It was hinted some days ago that there is a diphtheria case or two not reported to the city hall.
The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday. It was necessarily private. Burial at Poplar Ridge.
Negro Clothing Thief Captured
Rastus Doowell of Cairo Did Not Do Well at His Burglary Venture at Sauter's-Prisoner Taken When Box Breaks
Rastus DOOWELL, old Cairo negro, descrepit with disease, a cripple who appears to barely drag along, didn't do well when he stole four suits, two overcoats and several pairs of trousers from the George SAUTER tailoring and cleaning shop on North 10th street Friday night.
Mose SLAUGHTER, colored, happened to see Doowell leave the vicinity of the Sauter establishedment dragging a sack. He reported it. Sheriff's notified police of the suspect. Doowell slept in the city barn Saturday night. Police or sheriff's could not find the goods and continued to watch the old negro.
The stolen goods were recovered at the I.C. passenger depot early Sunday afternoon. Doowell had boxed his swag and had it carted to the depot for shipment to Cairo. The box was frail. It broke in when a man who was talking to Police Chief O. T. CAYWOOD sat down on it. Caywood investigated and the negro's arrest followed. Clothing belonging to the state's attorney GLENN, to W. H. OZBURN, John ROLLO, Engineer Henry ROBERTS and others was returned to Sauter's. The proprietor is thankful.
Doowell claimed he bought the goods from church ladies who had conducted a remnant sale and told of another box of goods. These were recovered. They were truly remnants. Among other things contained was a pair of Deputy Sheriff Jim REEDER's trousers. Doowell, it is admitted, was death on upper and lower garments of public officials.
Miss Bess Rendleman A Bride
Harry STAFFORD, Illinois Central engine foreman at Carbondale, and Miss Bess RENDLEMAN, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jerome S. RENDLEMAN of Carbondale were married Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of Rev. J. T. BROOKS of that city. The newlyweds left Monday for Cuba, where they will spend their honeymoon. On the return trip, they will stop at Key Kest, Miami and Jacksonville, Fla. They will also visit Birmingham, Ala. They will be gone three weeks or a month.
Mr. & Mrs. Stafford will live in Carbondale on Illinois avenue.
Miss Rendleman was second deputy county clerk under the J. W. BROWN regime and has many friends in Murphysboro who wish the couple many happinesses.
The American Legion
A meeting will be held at the City Hall at 7:00 o'clock sharp this evening of the Paul Stout Post for the purpose of making final arrangements for the funeral of Comrade Will RICHARDS. It is necessary that all members of the Post and ex-service men in general attend. David B. LEVY, Commander.
Administrator's Sale of Real Estate
By virtue of an order and decree of the County Court of Jackson County, Illinois, made on the petition of the undersigned, administrator of the estate of John B. TURPIN, deceased, for leave to sell the real estate of said deceased, at the October Term, A.D. 1920 of said Court to wit: I shall on the 6th day of November, 1920, at 11 o'clock a.m. sell at Public Sale at the east door of the Court House in Murphysboro, Illinois, in said county, the real estate described as follows, to wit: The undivided one half interest in Lot Eleven in O. E. Clipner's Sub-division of Outlot No. 103 in the City of Murphysboro, Ill., on the following terms to wit: Cash in hand. Dated this 4th day of October, 1920. Christina H. TURPIN, Administratrix of the Estate of John B. TURPIN, Deceased. Fred G. BIERER, Attorney for Estate.
N. F. PAUL and Mrs. Elizabeth PUGH were quietly married in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 9. She is well and favorably known here, having made her home for several years with her uncle and aunt, Mr. & Mrs. James H. DAVIES, of North 14th street. Until recently she was employed by the Murphysboro Telephone Co. Mr. Paul is the son of Mr. & Mrs. L. F. PAUL of North 15th street. He is employed at present in an automobile factory in South Bend, where they will make their home.
Fisherman With Gun Shoots Off A Finger
Frank COWELL, of Poplar Ridge, nine miles southwest of Murphysboro, shot the little finger off his left hand Sunday afternoon while fishing. Mr. Cowell was operated on Monday morning. Cowell was on the bank of the river and had his shot gun across his knee. He started to pull his fish net to the bank and lifted the shot gun from his knee and accidentally discharged it. His little finger when the way the charge went. The shot lacerated part of the hand above the knuckle.
James M. Miles, The Former Local Banker Pleads Not Guilty
Carbondale Free Press: James M. MILES, charged with embezzlement while vice president of the Standard Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago, entered a plea of not guilty before the court in Chicago this week. Miles was formerly connected with the Carbondale National Bank before it was named the Carbondale National. Several months ago Miles is alleged to have taken securities from his bank, got money on them and used the money on the board of trade. His shortage is said to be near $200,000. Shortly after the bank discovered its losses Miles disappeared for seven months, finally returning to Chicago.
Mrs. M. F. Penrod Under The Knife
Mrs. M. F. PENROD of Logan street, was taken to St. Andrew's hospital Saturday where she underwent an operation. She will remain there for a few days. Her condition was satisfactory Monday.
Pauline Steinle Ellis Hospital Typhoid Patient
Mrs. Pauline Steinle ELLIS, wife of Dr. Kent ELLIS, is a typhoid patient in St. Andrew's hospital. Mrs. Ellis was removed to the hospital Sunday from the couple's apartment at the Frank RADDLE home at Walnut and 19th streets. Mrs. Ellis was taken ill with a chill last Wednesday night. A blood test conducted at St. Andrew's hospital proved the complaint to be typhoid. The patient was feeling some improved Monday morning. Her fever lowers in daytime and rises at night, having mounted to 104 degrees at times. The couple was married only a short time ago.
Four Injured By Explosion In Local Mine
West Frankfort American: Four persons were injured, one of them seriously, in an explosion at Peobody mine 18 around 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Shortly thereafter Mack ELDERS, superintendent of Mine 19, who went down to investigate before the rescue team came from Benton, was slightly burned and came out with a flesh blister as the only damage done to him.
The explosion occurred in the northern part of the mine and the men, with the exception of those who worked in the immediate vicinity of where the accident occurred, did not know of it until they came out to go home.
The worse injured is Frank RACKOCLE, 17, a trapper, who is in serious condition. The others burned and under treatment at the hospital are: Louis GHERAMBI, Jim YOUNG and Ed GOOD. The three last named are not thought to be in any danger.
Harry Stafford, Carbondale, age 37; Bess Rendleman, Carbondale, age 36
Mrs. Wilson CARTER is ill at her home in Mt. Carbon.
Mrs. Jeff UNDERWOOD is sick at her home in Mt. Carbon.
Mrs. C. O. MOLZ of North street spent Monday in St. Louis visiting friends.
Martin FERRICK of St. Louis is spending a few days here visiting friends.
Henry BUTCHER of Hortense street is quite ill at his home, he is suffering from a cancer on his hand.
John PEEB of Oakdale, Ill.,, who has spent the past few days here visiting Robert DIXON of Elm St., returned home Monday.
Louis VACCARO of Johnston City underwent an operation at St. Andrew's hospital for appendicitis. He was getting along nicely Monday.
Mrs. H. L. FARRAR, and sons of Walnut street returned home Monday afternoon after spending the week end in Marion visiting her mother, Mrs. W. C. COBLER
Mrs. Wm. BORGSMILLER of 23rd street and her mother, Mrs. A. M. JENNINGS of Finney went to St. Louis Monday to spend a few days visting relatives and friends.
Mr. & Mrs. James DUNCAN of Christopher spend Sunday here visiting her parents, Mr. & Mrs. I. D. BORDON, of Wall street. Mr. Duncan returned to Christopher Monday. Mrs. Duncan will remain here a few days.
J. BUSCH of Decatur, Ill., is enjoying a visit here the guest of his mother, Mrs. Catherine BUSCH, of North street. Mrs. Elizabeth SUMMERS of Detroit, Mich., was expected here late Monday afternoon. She is a daughter of Mrs. Busch.
Mrs. Martha ROBINSON of Ninth Street and granddaughter, Miss Nola WIRSCHEM of North 11th street went to St. Elmo Sunday to be gone for a few days. Mrs. Robinson will consult the specialist there.
All Around the Town
Doc FOSTER of Carbondale spent a few hours here Sunday on pleasure.
"Doc" SNYDER of Carterville spent the week-end here visiting friends.
F. W. EAGLE returned here Monday morning, after spending the week-end in Anna visiting relatives.
J. P. CHAMBERLAIN of North street went to West Frankfort Monday to spend the day on business.
J. J. HARPER of Division street spent Saturday in St. Louis transacting business.
Mrs. Ora LITTLELY of East St. Louis was a pleasure visitor here over Sunday the guest of friends.
Mrs. LAURENCE MILEUR of Walnut street sent to St. Louis Sunday to spend a few days on pleasure.
Miss Emma SNYDER of Campbell Hill is enjoying a visit here the guest of relatives and friends.
Miss Edna WHITE of Menard spent Sunday here visiting Mrs. Carl HARDY and Miss Blanche HRABIK.
Miss Ruby FARLEY of Logan street went to Galatia, Ill., Saturday to be the guest of Miss Leona SOMERS. She will be gone until Friday of this week.
Arthur SCHMIDGALL of Walnut street went to St. Louis Saturday to spend the week end visiting friends.
Mrs. L. GALE of Gorham returned home Saturday after spending the morning here on business.
Miss Jewel UNDERWOOD of WIllisville passed through here Monday en route home, after having visited with friends in Johnston City.
Sam HOWELL of DuQuoin spent the week end here visiting his mother, Mrs. W. E. HOWELL, of Lucier street.
Misses Marie and Elizabeth DANNER, Aurora FOX, Alice BENEMAN, Cecil TYGETT, and Edith LAWS, all of this city, went to Carbondale Sunday and spent a few hours on pleasure.
Mrs. George CARTER of Centralia arrived here Saturday to spend a few days visiting her mother, Mrs. Jennie SHADRON of Rover street.
Mrs. June BENCINI of Royalton passed through here Monday en route to East St. Louis to visit relatives and friends.
Miss Bess SORRELLS of Granite City, who has been the guest of Mrs. Opal GRAY of Hamilton street, returned home Monday.
Miss Ina STEELE, who is teaching school in East St. Louis, spent the week end here visiting her mother, Mrs. Mamie STEELE of Pine street.
Mrs. William BUETTNER of Elm Street went to St. Louis Monday to spend a few days visiting relatives and friends.
Mr. & Mrs. Doris CRIPPS of South 15th street went to Granite City Monday. They will make their home there.
Miss Minnie FRANCISm employee at the Levy Mercantile Co., went to Carbondale Sunday and spent a few hours on pleasure.
W. Q. DOHERTY, master mechanic of the M and O., is spending a few days in this city transacting business.
Mrs. H. FLEMING of Walnut street went to Carbondale Monday to spend the day visiting her brother, H. GRAMMER.
Mrs. D. B. DUNCAN and daughter, Miss Edna, of North street went to St. Louis Monday to spend the day on pleasure.
Mr. & Mrs. John HERMAN of Walnut street motored to Ava Sunday and spent the day visiting Mr. & Mrs. George DITZLER.
Miss Annetta WRIGHT of Spruce Street went to Alto Pass Saturday. She will spend a few days there visiting her aunt, Mrs. John DUNHAM.
Mrs. Phillip FAGER and daughter, Miss Ruby, of North 11th street went to Herrin Sunday and spent the day visiting Mr. & Mrs. Samuel PARTINGTON.
Mr. & Mrs. W. B. BUCKLEY of Division street entertained as their guests Sunday, Mr. & Mrs. W. J. CALVERT of Marion. Mr. Calvert is a brother of Mrs. Buckley.
Miss Celeste G'SELL, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. E. A. G'SELL, of Spriuce street has gone to St. Louis, where she is to take a business course at one of the colleges.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert BARTLETT of St. Louis are enjoying a visit here the guests of Mr. & Mrs. Ray GILL of 19th Street. Mr. Bartlett is a brother of Mrs. Gill.
Chester DELANO, Wm. LEBOUFE and City Atty. David B. LEVY were among the fans attending the Herrin-Harrisburg game at Herrin Sunday. They report a good game and oodles of dust. They motored through.
Mrs. Henry MINCH and Mrs. Catherine MINCH of Baldwin, Ill., who have been the guests of Mr. & Mrs. Louis SCHOETZ of 1518 Edith street went to Parker, Ill., Monday to visit relatives and friends.
Ex-Deputy Sheriff Roy PARKINSON, formerly of Makanda and Murphysboro, and now of Lawton, Okla., arrived in Murphysboro Sunday from the southwest. Mr. Parkinson motored through.
E. C. LOVEJOY of San Diego, Calif., who is visiting relatives here went to Sand Ridge Saturday afternoon to spend the week end visiting Mr. & Mrs. Ed REEDER.
Mr. & Mrs. C. E. COUCH of Chestnut street motored to Granite City Saturday to be the guests for a few days of her parents, Rev. & Mrs. J. H. DAVIS.
Mrs. G. W. ROBERTS of 7th street and Mrs. John STOELZLE of North Street and Mrs. S. D. LEE of Carbondale went to Gorham Saturday to spend the day attending the Royal Neighbors Lodge.
Albert CARTER, Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. A. R. CARTER, of Walnut street, who is a patient in St. Andrew's hospital, having undergone an operation for appendicitis, was getting alone nicely, Monday.
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis WAHLMAN of Marion spent Sunday here and attended the Christian Science lecture. They spent the evening the guest of Mr. & Mrs. M. C. HOWARD of South 20th street. Mr. & Mrs. Wahlman
left Monday morning and went to Waterloo to spend a few days visiting Mr. & Mrs. C. W. WAHLMAN.
Howard WILL, who is attending the University of Illinois at Champaign, spent the week end here visiting his grandmother, Mrs. S. AUSTIN of 2102 Division street. Mr. Will expects to graduate this year. He is studying law. He is a graduate of the M. T. H. S.
Sheriff James W. GIBSON, when in St. Louis Saturday, had the pleasure he says of shaking hands with Senator Harding, candidate for president. The senator was in St. Louis for a brief period.
Wm. ANDERSON and daughters, Misses Vera and Fay, of Jackson, Mo., were the guests here Sunday of Mr. & Mrs. "Little Jim" ANDERSON at their home on West Pine street. It was Mr. Anderson's first trip to Illinois. He is a cousin of the local merchant. The Misses Anderson here accompanied by their friends, Helen SAWYER and Mildred McKEE. The party motored here.
Misses Helen BRANDON, Ethel SEIBERT, Ruth MILLER, Harry CHRISLER, Lex ENGRAM and Charles MILEUR motored to Fountain Bluff Sunday and spent several hours on pleasure. They also spent a few hours in Ava.
Mr. & Mrs. William MORRIS and daughter, Wilma, and Mrs. Russell WISEMAN and sons, Howard and James, of Herrin motored here Sunday and visited Mrs. Peter MORRIS of Hust, a patient in St. Andrew's hospital and Mrs. Peter MORRIS who is ill at her house on South 13th street.
Mrs. F. C. BOETTNER of 902 Chestnut street has just returned rom St. Louis and Jonesboro after spending several days with friends and relatives.
Mr. & Mrs. J. B. HUDSON and son Harold of South 16th Street and Mr. & Mrs. William DANIEL, Jr. of South 20th street motored to Christopher Sunday and spent the day visiting relatives.
Mrs. G. H. PATRICK a a delegate of the local W. C. T. U. and Mrs. W. A. RAWLINGS, as a member for the state executive W. C. T. U. left Monday and went to Quincy, Ill., where they are to attend the meeting ot the W. C. T. U.
Mrs. T. R. CARTER, mother of Ed CARTER of the Square Deal clerical force, and Mrs. J. R. CARTER, both of Chicago, spent Sunday in Murphysboro, guests at the Carter home here. Little Mary Jane Carter, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ed CARTER who has been the guest of relatives in Chicago, returned home Sunday and will remain here.
Death Due to Carlessness
Verdict of Coroner's Jury So States As To Death of Herbert White
Little Victim of Dr. Riseling's Auto
"Due to Failure to Sound Signals" and "Due to Careless Driving"
That the death of Herbert WHITE, little son of Postaster and Mrs. C. E. WHITE, willed by Dr. C. E. RISELING's automobile last Wednesday (unreadable) due to careless driving was the verdict agreed on by the coroner's jury when the inquest was completed Sunday.
The verdict is dated Oct. 28, the day after the boy's death, as the jury was sworn in and viewed the body that day, thus beginning the inquest.
Three witnesses testified. Cororner Forshee and jurymen stated that in their best judgment the Riseling car was traveling at a speed of approximately twenty miles an hour at the time of the accident. Dr. Riseling in his testimony swore that he was proceeding at a speed of about eight or ten miles an hour. The evidence heard at the inquest was like the Republican Era's account of the accident as published the day after the death, as to the important facts in the case.
Dr. Riseling testified that the first he saw of the boy was when the latter, moving diagonally across Walnut street just east of Sixteenth ran into the lights of his machine and about six feet in front of his car, that he turned the auto sharply to the curbing, that the car hit the boy an stopped about five of six feet after passing over HErbie. He testified that the auto was going about eight or ten miles an hour when he saw the boy.
A number of witnesses were examined, Chris PORTER, Miss Nellie WISELY and O. K. LEDBETTER, three eye witnesses testified and stated that the doctor's automobile was making approximately twnety miles an hour when HErbie ran in front of it. Their evidence as to othe details of the accident pictured facts as they were stated in the Republican-Era on Thursday.
One jury man, talking on the case Sunday evening, said that in traveling in front of "my store", where he left the north side of Walnut and crossing Sixteenth east to west and Walnut diagonally north to south Herbie covered a distance of more than 135 feet in the street and that during all the child Dr. Riseling's car was catching up with the boy, boing in the same general direction, east.
The jury verdict did not order Dr. Riseling held, nor was the word "responsible" used in the verdict which follows:
"In the matter of inquisition of the body of Herbert WHITE, deceased, held at Murphysboro, on the 28th day of October, A.D. 1920 on view of his body on oath do find that he came to his death by injuries to his body bring crushed by being struck by wheels of an automobile driven by Dr. RISELING on Walnut street, Murphysboro, October 27, 1920 at about 6 p.m. between Sixteenth and Fifteenth streets, dying in St. Andrew's hospital as a result of these injuries about two hours after injures from chock and hemorrrhage. This accident was due to failure o Dr. RISELING to sound his signals at intersection of streets as he approached the place of accident due to careless driving."
The verdict was signed: Thomas LITTLE, Thomas LINDSEY, Ed COFFER, Berry CRISLER, Andrew GRAFF, W. E. GRAFF
Burglars Battle Hallidayboro Men
Four Yeggs Crack Safe in Mine Company Store, Battle Watchman and Are Driven Out, Tie up Youth, SHOot at Citizen and Escape With $500 Worth of Clothing From Store-Abandon 'Dead' Automoibile Two Mils Away and escape-DuQuoin Man, Driver of Car, Under Arrest
Burglars who blew the big safe in the Jackson Coal Co. office and store at Hallidayboro early Sunday morning, fought a pistol duel with Bob KIMMEL, took a shot at Dud BOWLIN, bound a 16 year old boy hand and foot, escaped in an automobile which went "dead" a couple of miles away, and yet succeeded in escaping with $500 worth of men's clothing.
Clarence WILSON of DuQuoin, who (unreadable) machine for the occasion paying Dorsey MATHIS of DuQuoin $20 for the use of it. Wilson claimed that he did not know the men who hired him to drive them to Hallidayboro though he told Sheriff GIBSON he thought he once saw one of the four at Ledford, "a small town near Herrin". Ledford is a small town near Harrisburg.
Watchman Hears Explosion. Bob KIMMEL was formerly employed at night watchman by the coal company, but some time ago the company erected a powerful arc light 50 or 60 feet above the ground so as to illuminate the vicinity of the mine and the nearby company store and office, and discontinued the services of the night watchman. Saturday night, however, they put him back on the job because of Halloween. Kimmel was over near the pit at 2:30 Sunday morning having left the store a few minutes earlier and heard and explosion.
Battle With Watchman. Having left the store a short time he was puzzled by the detonation and started looking about the property. As he moved from the tipple toward a lumber pile and stepped into the light a shot rang out and a bullet whizzed past him. The burglars' lookout had spotted him and cracked down.
Bob ducked behind the lumber pile and fired a shot at the lookout. The battle was on. Others of the outlaw gang opened fire at the lumber pile firing a fusilade so hot that the watchman beat a retreat to the mine tipple. Keeping under cover. Sixteen emply .38 caliber special cartridges on the ground showing the number of shots fired at him by the burglars.
Burns Them Out. With a knowlege of the "lay of things" Kimmel climbed the tipple to a point commanding a large window in the store giving him range of the safe, and flattening himself out in the steel work of the tiple he cracked down with his .38 special and put two bullets through the window and into the wall at the safe, right where the burglars had been working. That burned them out and they beat it away from there.
Hog-Tie Youth. As they were leaving the place a 16 year old boy, a son of Frank COURCE, walked aroungdthe corner of the store. He thought the racket was part of the Halloween festivities, he was going home after having some fun himself and when one of the yeggs ordered him to put up his hands he replied: "Like 'ell I will."
One immediately grabbed his arms while another pressed a gun against his side. A third produced a length of rope and they threw him down securely tied his hands and feet and left him "hog-tied" on the sidewalk.
Shoot at Bowlin. A few yards away Dud BOWLIN having heard the shooting came out of his home and walked toward the well. "What are you looking for," inquired an outlaw and sent a bullet whistling between Bowlin's knees. Mr. Bowlin promptly left that vicinity. Many heard the explosions and the shooting but they didn't venture out to find out what it was all about.
Take Up Trail. Bob KIMMEL and Constable Chas. TUTHILL took up the trail of the men and found where they entered an automobile north of Hallidayboro. They trailed the machine in its course around to the east of Elkville then back westward north of that town. They found the automobile near the Nausley cross road where it had been abandoned. The engine had gone dead.
Meanwhile, an hour and a half after the battle, someone called up Sheriff Gibson and informed him of the happenings. The sheriff and Deputy Sheriff A. G. DAVIS drove through to Elkville and went from there to DuQuoin.
Arrest Car Owner. At the abanonded car they got its number and telephoned to Deputy Reeder in Murphysboro who phoned them to whom such a license belonged-that it was for a Moon car owned by Dorsey MATHIS of DuQuoin. Reaching DuQuoin that city's officer were soon aiding the Murphysboro officials and Mathis was arrested and taken to the DuQuoin city jail and questioned. He said Clarence WILSON of DuQuoin arranged with him for the use of his Moon about 9 o'clock Saturday night, promising $10 for its use for three hours and saying he would pay more if he kept it longer. He said Wilson returned walking about 5 o'clock Sunday morning, told him the engine had run hot, "burned up" and the car was out on the road, that he would have a garage man go get it, and paid Mr. Mathis $20.
Mr. Mathis is a boss driver at a DuQuoin mine and has a good reputation there. He lost an eye recently, and said the reason he rented the car to Wilson was because he needed the money. He was released from custody.
Wilson Admits Driving Car. DuQuoin police went to WIlson's home and arrested him while Sheriff Gibson was questioning Mathis. WIlson admitted renting Mathis' car. He said he promised Mathis $20 for its use. He said he formerly drove a jitney in DuQuoin and that about 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon four strangers approached him and asked him to drive them into the country that night. He said he told them he had no car and that they asked him if he couldn't get one, then he went and hired the Mathis car.
Went to DeSoto. Wilson told the sheriff that they drove straight through to the Missouri Pacific viaduct at DeSoto, south of Hallidayboro, where the men told him to stop and two left the car while he and the other two remained in it. After 20 or 30 minutes the two returned, he said, not bringing anything with them, and told him to turn around and drive back. He said none of the four men talked while they were going from DuQuoin to DeSoto, while stopped there, while driving back, or after the Hallidayboro job. He says they drove to where the wagonroad crossed the railroad between Hallidayboro and Elkville and there told him to stop, stay in the car and wait till they got back. He said they had paid him $40 to drive them and that now they promised him more if they kept him longer than they expected.
Heard Explosion. In reply to questions from Sheriff Gibson, Wilson said he heard the explosion and shooting down in Hallidayboro and it "scared" him so he could not leave. He said that when the four men came to the car after the shooting he didn't see them carrying anything. However, a lot of bags from Hallidayboro company store goods were found in the automobile. He said that the four men got in and had him drive around instead of through Elkville, that the engine burned up near the Nausley crossroad and he and the men got out and walked half a quarter of a mile to the Nausley crossing on the Illinois Central. He stated that the men asked him how far it was to the next railroad west, and he told them he didn't know, about 15 or 20 miles he thought.
He said he then set out, leaving the four men standing on the railroad, and walked to DuQuoin. Wilson's sister was in Murphysboro Monday morning wanting to see him, but was told that no one could talk to him at the present. He was locked up in the city jail in order to keep him away from some burglars in the county jail.
Two Explosions. The yeggs exploded two charges at the Hallidayboro safe. They tore away one of the outer doors entirely and left the other hanging on the uprights, but they never bothered the inner doors. Watchman Kimmel's battle with them prevented them from any more efforts at the safe. They must have stolen the $500 worth of clothing before he visited the store a few minutes before the explosion, and may have had the charge set at that time and fired them a few minutes after he left and went to the mine shaft.
The officers found a sledge hammer, a crow bar and a meat cleaver with a razor edge, all in the abandonded automobile. Wilson told the sheriff he knew nothing about the tools, that he hadn't seen them.
No Trace of Veggs. What became of the burglars after abandoning the Moon car is not known to the officers. They may have walked to DuQuoin or cut across country in any direction. They may have caught a freight train on the I.C. main line or taken a train at Vergennes. They may have gone into the wooded country and hid out over Sunday. Telephone efforts by the sheriff's office to learn whether such men boarded a train to any southern Illinois towns had not resulted in any trace of them up to Monday noon.
Chain Prayer Brings Letter
On Promised Seventh Day of Prayer Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Boyce Receives Letter From Son Who Had Run Away From Home in April 1919
Is there such a thing as results coming from a chain prayer letter which anyone is liable to receive in the mail from an unknown or known source? It appears that there is. In this case especially, the arguments of logic and science seem to be defeated and some rule whether it is luck, accident, happening or what not seems to be observed.
Mr. & Mrs. C. C. BOYCE of this city, received a letter from their son, Cumber, two days ago, who had run away from home in April 1919. Exactly seven days prior to the receipt of the letter Mrs. Boyce received a letter from a neice who enclosed a copy of an endless chain letter which stated that if the endless chain affair was passed on to some one else it would being Mrs. Boyce good fortune within seven days and if she did not send it on would bring her ill fortune.
Mrs. Boyce acted upon the mandate of the endless chain appeal and she says that exactly seven days after she received the endless chain epistle she received a letter from her son, Cumber, whom she had not seen since early in 1919.
Cumber left home without the consent of his parents almost two years ago and did not tell his parents where he was going after leaving his house in this city. His father made many efforts to locate his son but waas not able to ever get into communication with him. He found on two different occasions that Cumber had been employed on farms in the west but had in both cases quit his job and gone to another place before word from his father reached him.
Cumber is now located in Le Bac California where he is doing well and is contented, he says. He stated that he was making one hundred and fifty dollars a month and was in good health. He was fifteen years old when he left home. He said that he was under contract to work at the job which he now has until June and that when his contract was out he was going to come home again to his parents. He said that he was sorry that he had left home the way he did and asked the forgiveness of his parents.
In memory of our dear son and brother, Lloyd HEARN, who died November 1, 1919. Just two years have passed since you passed away. Sadly missed by the family.
Herman F. LANGE, Ava, age 24; Rosa FROEMLING, Ava, 26
Frank WATKINS, Murphysboro, age 24; Eva SCOTT, Murphysboro, age 18
Apollinare MENGLINI, Royalton, age 22; Ermalinda Mervillini, Royalton, age 18
Horace MORGAN, Mt. Vernon, age 44; Eldopra BRENEMEN, Murphysboro, age 40
Eldon E. GRIFFIN, Murphysboro, age 19; Mayme TROBAUGH, Carbondale, age 18
Connie SULLIVAN, DuQuoin, age 22; Mildred REEDER, Murphysboro, age 19
Joseph F. McGUIRE has been appointed by the Carbondale council as a city commissioner to fill the place made vacant by the death of the late Prof. R. V. BLACK. Mr. McGUIRE is part owner of the Carbondale Free Press and served in the naval air service the latter part of the war. His appointment by the Carbondale council was in recognition of ex-service men it was said, and was unsolicited on the part of Mr.
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph COLLINS have received annoucement of the marriage at Manito, Colorado, on October 23, of their nephew, George Rollins THORNTON of Colorado Springs to Miss Alice Dewberry RETZ, of Manitou. The young couple will be home in Colorado Springs after November 1. The groom is a machinist and a son of Rollie THORNTON, a well known engineer who lost his life here in an M & O wreck several years ago. With his mother he has lived in the west the past four or five years but he has many boyhood friends in Murphywsobro who will be pleased to hear of his venture into Arcadia, and join the Republican-Era in extending congratulations and also good wishes to his bride.
Miss Mayme TROBAUGH of Carbondale and Eldon E. GRIFFIN of Murphysboro were married at 7:30 Saturday evening at the parsonage of the First M. E. church, Rev. O. L. MARKHAM, the pastor, officiating. The marriage was witnessed by the groom's sisters, Mrs. Thomas JOHN of Pontiac, Mich., and Mrs. Fred SORRELS of Herrin. The bride wore a brown suit and hat to match. The newly weds spent Sunday with her relatives in Carbondale. The bride is a charming girl, a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Gus TROBAUGH of Carbondale and she has been employed in the water works and electric light office in that city. Mr. GRIFFIN is a mechanic at the Mobile and Ohio shops in Murphysboro. He is a son of Mr. & Mrs. C. A. GRIFFIN of Logan Street.
The Sunday Globe-Democrat said the following about the wedding next month of a former Murphysboro girl: "Miss Wilma CLIPNER, 5946 McPherson avenue, has chosen December 18 as the date for her marriage to Wallace ACTON, 6355 Washington boulevard. The wedding will take place at 8:30 o'clock in the evening at the King's Highway Presbyterian chrch, Rev. Dr. BULBERTH officiating. Miss Clipner will have Miss Marian NICHOLSON as maid of honor, and the bridesmaids will be Misses Melville CLEMENT, Sybil BROUGHMAN and Ellen ACTON. Little Getrude ACTON and Jan ROBY will be flower girls. Bronson BARROWS will serve Mr. Acton as best man, and his groomsmen will be George CLIPNER, Lyman BARROWS and Harold STIERS."
Mrs. Ruth INMAN died in St. Louis Sunday according to word received by relatives in Murphysboro. She was formerly Miss Ruth JONES, daughter of John E. JONES of 726 North 11th street in this city. She was about 23 years old. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary BARR of California, and three brothers, Dave of St. Louis, John of Buckner and Chas. at home. The funeral will be from the home of her father at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. ABBOTT officiating, and interment will be in Tower Grove cemetery.
Eddie (Cannonball) GRIFFIN has gone into the taxi business and is ready to serve the public. He has two new machines and proposes to be on the job with them day and night. His headquarters for orders are at the Logan House, where he can be reached by phone, as stated in his advertisement in another part of the paper. He was in the transfer business here for several years and sold that business recently to engage in the taxi line.
Mrs. Hazel SMITH who has been visiting her mother at 1911 Brown Place departed for Washignton D.C., Saturday morning where she is employed in the war department of that city. She was slightly injured in a wreck last night at Newark, Ohio, on the Pennsylvania line according to word received by her mother.
Harry BOSTON, father of Mrs. Joe HAMILTON, and the Boston boys of this city, was injured while putting a pit car on the track at No. 9 mine Saturday. His collarbone was broken and he suffered a number of bruises. He was taken to St. Andrew's hospital where he is getting along nicely. Mr. Boston is 72 years of age and has been a mine worker since he was ten.
Sadie, nine year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert LYERLA of Gorham, died at their home in that place Monday morning. She had been an invalid all her life, according to reports to the undertakers here, who also stated that Coroner FORSHEE would hold an inquest on the body.
George BETZ, formerly a drug clerk at the Post Fifthteenth street drug store in Murphysboro, has gone to work in a similar capacity at the Bert FOX drug store in Carbondale. Mr. Betz went to Carbondale Monday morning to enter upon his new duties.
Raphael Finot Dead; Funeral on Wednesday
Raphael Finot, a residence of Sand Ridge township 46 years died at the state hospital in Anna Sunday where he had been receiving treatment since Sept. 25. He was 81 years old. He had been an invalid for three years, his illness really dating back four years to a time when he suffered an attack of sun-stroke and a paralytic stroke.
He was born in France 81 years ago and came to America in 1869, locating in St. Louis where he worked as a mechanic. Forty six years ago he came to Jackson county and took up farming in Sand Ridge township, which vocation he follwoed as long as he was able to work.
He married Frances FINOT who survives him together with two children, one daughter, Mrs. W. J. SORRELS of 2120 Wall street and a son in California. The body arrived here Monday morning and was taken to the Sorrels home where Rev. ABBOTT will conduct the funeral service at 1:30 Wednesay afternoon. Then the body will be taken to Mt. Joy, two miles from his old home, where a short service will be conducted for the benefit of the friends who will not be able to come to Murphysboro. Burial will be at Mt. Joy cemetery.
Miss Breneman Weds Man From Mt. Vernon
Miss Eldora BRENEMAN of Murphysboro and Horace MORGAN of Mt. Vernon were married at the Presbyterian manse on Spuice street about 7:30 Saturday evening, Rev. R. Frank MITCHELL, the pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Murphysboro officiating. The bride is well and favorably known in Murphysboro, especially in Presbyterian circles, she having been a leading worker in that church for some time, particularly in the Christian Endeavor society. Mr. Morgan is employed at one of the schools in Mt. Vernon.
Miss Mildred Reeder Weds Connie Sullivan
Miss Mildred REEDER of Murphysboro and Connie SULLIVAN were married at the First Christian Church parsonage in this city Sunday. They were attended by Mr. & Mrs. Blaine LOWERY. The bride wore a blue suit and hat to match. They went to DuQuoin Sunday evening where they will reside.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. R. W. REEDER of 325 Murphy street. She is a pretty girl of the brunette type and as pleasant and charming as she is pretty. She was educated in the Washington school in the city and has a large number of friends here who hold her in the highest esteem.
Mr. Sullivan is the son of Mrs. Ed DOERR of DuQuoin. He is an industrious young man who stands well with his employers and fellow workers at the Kathleen mine in Dowell.
Social & Personal
Charles TRAIL of Carbondale spent Sunday in this city visiting friends.
Mr. & Mrs. Walter KNEIP of North street have a baby girl.
J. T. MORRIS of Grimsby was a Monday visitor in Murphysboro.
William CAGLE of Gorham transaction business in Murphysboro Monday.
J. J. SICKLER of Grimsby was a business visitor in Murphysboro Monday.
Harry MADLEN of Clifford spent Sunday in this city visiting friends.
Mrs. C. L. SCHWARTZ of Carbondale spent Saturday in this city shopping.
Miss George ROBERTS of Elm street went to Willisville Saturday and spent the week end visiting relatives.
Mrs. Ed MOHLENBROCK of Campbell HIll spent Saturday in this city shopping.
Mrs. Lona SMITH went to Percy Saturday to spend a few days visiting relatives.
Miss Eva HUDSON has accepted a position at the Askin Ready to Wear store.
Miss Elizabeth LEE of Edith street attended the funeral of Miss Kate GILMORE at DeSoto Sunday.
Mrs. C. T. McDANIEL of North Eleventh street spent Sunday in Carbondale visiting friends.
Fred BRAHAM of Pine street went to Centralia Monday to spend the day on business.
L. C. BRIGGS of 13th street was a business visitor in Sparta Monday.
Miss Clara HEISER of South 14th street was a pleasure visitor in Carbondale Saturday evening.
Mr. & Mrs. Gus COX of Elm street went to St. Louis Sunday evening to spend Monday shopping.
Miss Alma BROWN went to St. Louis Sunday evening to spend a few days visiting friends.
Mr. & Mrs. M. C. POTTER of Sparta spent a few hours in this city Sunday visiting friends.
Adrian YEAGER of Murphy street spent Sunday in WIllisville visiting friends.
Raymond THOMPSON of Sparta spent Sunday in this city visiting relatives and friends.
Miss Ida THEISS of Campbell Hill spent the week end in this city the guest of her brother Fritz THEISS.
Mrs. Clara LANG went to St. Louis Saturday evening to spend several days visiting friends.
Mayor Frank N. JACOBS of Tamaroa was a guest of the family of Ed RAINES in Murphysboro Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. & Mrs. Wm. C. PAUL spent Sunday at DuQuoin visiting her parents, Mr. & Mrs. William THILL.
Mrs. G. W. SIMMONS of St. Louis arrived in this city Saturday and is the guest of Mrs. E. A. HINCHCLIFF of Mulberry street.
Mrs. A. B. WHITTAKER of North 11th street spent Sunday in Carbondale the guest of her son, Thomas WHITTAKER.
Miss Esther BRADLEY of North 14th Street returned home Sunday evening from visiting relatives in Cairo for two days.
Mr. & Mrs. M. E. SKELLY of Illmo, Mo., passed through this city Sunday enroute to Johnston City where they will visit relatives.
Miss Ruby ELSTON of Carbondale spend Sunday in this city the guest of her son, Miss Grace NORBURY of Rover street,
Mrs. Maru PIANT of Grand Tower spend Monday in this city shopping.
Payl BRAYFIELD of Christopher spent Sunday in this city visiting friends.
A. J. RENDLEMAN of St. Louis is the guest of friends in this city.
Mr. & Mrs. Fred STEEL of 11th street spent Sunday in Willisville visiting friends.
Misses Maude VANTREESE and Dorothy WILLIS were pleasure visitors in Carbondale Saturday,
Mrs. D. T. WALTERS of Tamms returned home Monday after visiting friends in this city over Sunday.
Mrs. Grace ISOM of Elm street returned home from Anna Saturday evening after visiting friends for two days.
Mrs. Octavia CARNEY of Oraville returned home Saturday after visiting Mr. & Mrs. Chas. THOMPSON of this city for several days.
Mrs. Inez RODDEN of North 14th street spent Sunday in Willisville the guest of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Lee LOY.
Mrs. Arlyn CHAMPION on Murphy street went to Etherton Monday to spend several days the guest of her daughter, Mrs. James LIPE.
Mrs. H. L. STROUD of Alto Pass returned home Monday morning after visiting her brother, Ed MESSAMORE of this city.
Mrs. T. W. ROWE of Grand Tower returned home Monday after visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. C. L. ROLLINS of Clay street.
Miss Mabel PEPPER of Waukegan, Ill., returned home Monday after visiting friends in this city for several days.
Mrs. W. G. YEAGER of Dexter, Mo., returned home Monday after visiting her son, Jim YEAGER, of Murphy street.
Horace HEARN of Clifford spent Sunday in this city the guest of his parents Mr. & Mrs. O. G. HEARN of North 9th street.
Mrs. W. J. JARRETT returned home Sunday night from Chicago where she has been visiting since a week ago last Friday.
Mr. & Mrs. Al THILL of DuDuoin were in Murphysboro Sunday visiting her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Henry BORGSMILLER, Sr.
Mrs. Mary KUPFERER who has been visiting the family of her son, Joe KUPFERER, and other relatives in Murphysboro returned to her home in East St. Louis Monday afternoon.
Msr. Sol AYDT of Dahlgren arrived in Murphysboro Saturday to visit her son, Rev. Father Henr AYDT, assistant paster of St. Andrew's church and her brother, H. G. PAUL.
Harry Ditz THOMPSON of the balloon service of the United States army in the Philippines sent a letter home. At the time of writing, Harry, the son of Mrs. Nelia THOMPSON of 226 North Eighth Street, was in the hospital. He tells of a typhoon blowing away everything the soldiers had; of the long rainy season and monkeys, lizzards, parrots, and snakes.
Mrs. Spence of Oraville is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Leonard MODGLIN, and family.
Ota CORNETT is baling hay for Frank SCHOLIS.
Messrs ATKINS and CRAWSHAW loaded a car with cattle last Monday.
Ota CORNETT and faimily of Bethel visited Ed BOST spent last Sunday.
Miss Lena BOST spent last Sunday with home folks.
Amos COX and Lewis CRAWSHAW went to St. Louis last Tuesday with a car load of cattle.
Mrs. Jennie HUGHES of Murphysboro spent a few days last week with Miss VIVAN MODGLIN.
Mr. & Mrs. Norman WOODS and sister of Carterville spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. James NICHOLS.
Mr. & Mrs. Louise BRIDGEMAN of Granite City spent from Monday until Wednesday the guest of Mr. & Mrs. Chas. UNDERWOOD and family and other friends.
Mrs. Allen MARSHALL spent a few hours Monday at the home of her son, Loren MARSHALL, of Murphysboro.
Thos who spent Tuesday night at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Chas. UNDERWOOD and family wre Mr. & Mrs. Louis BRIDGEMAN of Granite City, Ralph CONROY of Marion, and Mr. & Mrs. LLOYD YULE of Murphysboro.
Mrs. Elmer MARSHALL spent Wednesday afteroon with Mrs. Allen MARSHALL.
Miss Anna ROBINSON spent Wednesday with Mrs. Grace GREGORY.
Mr. & Mrs. Oscar SCHWEBEL called on Mr. & Mrs. Chas. UNDERWOOD Wednesday night.
Those who visited with Mrs. Tom MURPHY Tuesday were Mrs. Flora RUSSELL, Mrs. Sherman WHEELER, Mrs. Allen MARSHALL, and Mrs. Rebecca BURNS.
Chas. UNDERWOOD is ill at his home in this vicinity. He was not able to work Thursday.
Mr. & Mrs. Will MANSEN of Murphysboro visited with the former's parents, Mr. & Mrs. M. W. MANSEN of Sand Ridge.
George MANKEN and son, Frank, returned home Tuesday from a few days visit with friends and relatives in Missouri.
Larkie SPIDER left Saturday for Chester where he will visit friends for a short time.
Mrs. M. H. MANSEN and daughter Neola, spent Saturday with Mrs. F. BAME.
Adam BAME spent Sunday evening with Miss Tlice TYNER.
The small pox is getting better in this vicinity, no new cases have been reported lately.
Fred CROSS spent Sunday with friends in Chester.
Mrs. J. Q. SICKLES was seen shopping in Murphysboro Tuesday.
Mrs. T. T. NOBLE and Rose MIFFLIN returned home Sunday after visiting with friends in Carbondale.
Richard HICKS returned home Tuesday after visiting friends and relatives in Arkansas.
Jim KUNA called on Lillian MANKEN Sunday night.
Charlie KUNCE of Grand Tower visited Sunday evening with Edna NOBLE.
Mrs. Edward BLAISE and children, Raymond and Addie, spent Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Mark Morris and children.
Lee CHARTRAND was seen in this vicinity Sunday morning.
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas REIMAN were business visitors in Murphysboro Saturday afternoon.
Mr. SKINNER of Murphysboro spent Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. Matt MORRIS and family.
Frank SKIDMORE called on Edward BLAISE Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Ferd BLAISE called on Mrs. Mark MORRIS Saturday afternoon.
Mr. & Mrs. Philip WORTHEN and children, Anna and Carl, of Mt. Joy were visitors in Murphysboro Saturdayafternoon with Freda, George, Willard and Raymond NORRIS.
Esmerelda haunts Devil's Bake-Oven in Grand Tower
by ashley wiehle
GRAND TOWER - The devil has a stronghold in Grand Tower - or so its landmarks would have one believe.
A hiking trip around this part of Southern Illinois can take one from the Devil's Backbone to the Devil's Tea-Table, before detouring to the Devil's Elbow and the Devil's Race-Course. With names like these, it's easy to picture mangled, gnarled scenes of nature gone awry - not so.
Grand Tower's devilishly titled landmarks overlook the Mississippi River, within winking distance of the town's signature Tower Rock. There is nothing devilish about these towering bits of Jackson County history, despite their monikers - there is, however, sorrow.
The Devil's Bake-Oven, an almost-hidden cave on the banks of the Mississippi, is the site of one of Grand Tower's greatest ghost stories and, perhaps, its greatest love story.
Like the damsels in so many tales of ghostly lore, Esmerelda was young and in love with a man her father would not approve. True to fairy-tale form, Esmerelda's young heart was broken and her spirit damaged beyond repair. Grand Tower lore tells of Esmerelda's descent from her bedroom high on the Bake-Oven's slope and into the waters of the Mississippi below.
Even truer to storybook accounts of love lost, it is said Esmerelda haunts the Bake-Oven to this day.
Her story may read like that of any jilted fairy-tale princess, but there is one noted exception: Grand Tower historian Charles Burdick believes Esmerelda existed.
Little is known about the tragic character, but what little information exists is recounted in Burdick's 2000 book, "History of Grand Tower, Illinois: 1800-2000.â?"
Esmerelda and her father lived in Grand Tower in the late 1850s, Burdick estimates, though there are no documents verifying the date. The daughter of a "great statesman who had devoted a long, arduous career to the welfare of his country," Esmerelda chose the Devil's Bake-Oven in Grand Tower for the site of her family's new home after her mother's death.
In all probability, Esmerelda and her father arrived in Grand Tower by way of the Mississippi River, which brought many visitors through the once-thriving riverside village - including notable figures, such as former President Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain.
Grand Tower was once called Evans Landing, and it served a crucial role in commerce on the Mississippi River. The popularity of the village led many to believe that Grand Tower, described by Burdick as the city that "opened up Jackson County," would be the hub of Jackson County.
"Grand Tower was predicted to be a large metropolitan," Burdick said.
Information for the predicted metropolitan is difficult to obtain - Grand Tower's records were destroyed in floods and fires. Despite the obstacles surrounding the destroyed records, Burdick has managed to fill volumes with Grand Tower's history as a thriving Mecca for river traffic.
When Esmerelda and her father arrived, the young girl fell in love with the beauty of Grand Tower and chose a location high on the side of the Devil's Bake-Oven for their home. An enormous white house, captured in few existing photographs, was constructed and, according to record, the small family enjoyed an active social life in their riverside home.
Legend says that the young Esmerelda, wooed and beckoned by high-ranking officials in the surrounding area, fell in love with the pilot of "Spectre," a riverboat passing frequently through Grand Tower. Appropriately, "spectre" is a word which means "ghostly phantom or apparition."
Her father, having selected an elderly official for his young daughter's bridegroom, forbade Esmerelda from seeing Spectre's pilot. As any strong-willed storybook heroine would do, Esmerelda continued to see her riverboat pilot in secret, until her father learned of their rendezvous and forbade her to leave their house.
Burdick's research indicates that Esmerelda obeyed her father's orders, refusing any visitors and ignoring most human contact. Instead, Esmerelda spent hours seated at her window overlooking the Mississippi, awaiting a sign of the Spectre pushing through the river's waters.
When much time had passed without sign of the Spectre, Esmerelda learned that the boat had been destroyed by a boiler fire, which killed much of the crew - including her young pilot.
"From the moment she heard the tragic news, Esmerelda lost all desire to live," reads Burdick's book, in a short section titled "The Forbidden Love."
"One stormy night, she disappeared from her room. Her drenched and broken body was found the next morning on the riverbank at the base of a high cliff."
For decades after Esmerelda's death, Grand Tower residents reported seeing faint, misty figures wandering down the pathways near the Devil's Bake-Oven. The forms disappeared into the foliage surrounding the house, Burdick's research found.
Moments after seeing the figures, those bearing witness heard shrieks and moans echoing through the region surrounding the Devil's Bake-Oven, according to Burdick.
Though few photos of Esmerelda's house survived into the 21st century, the foundation of the immense house is still seen in the earth surrounding the Devil's Bake-Oven.
"I'm convinced the girl did exist," Burdick said. "I don't know about the ghosts, but I believe the girl did exist."
Reports of a translucent young girl and her moans of sorrow were made with some frequency in the years following Esmerelda's death, Burdick said, but no reports have been made in recent years. It seems, in fact, that most have forgotten the story of Esmerelda and her love affair - despite brick-and-mortar evidence.
"I don't know that many people believe in ghosts anymore," Burdick said.
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This is Foxie, You either have met me by my doing research for you or coming to one of sites of maybe on one of Rootswebs mailing list... Anyway am just announcing I've now started on another new adventure of doing the Illinois site at Savings Graves. This is a mailing list for that site. I have become very interested in old cemeteries and in getting photos of tombstones in the cemeteries. There are an not just in the two counties that I'm doing or have web pages for that have cemeteries that have been abandoned and neglected I would like to have your help in finding these and correcting the problem and making made public so that it doesn't happen to us when our time comes and then a few hundred years from now nobody can find out where we are buried. We may think this might never happen and I believe that's what the people in the 1800's felt also. Another thing that bothers me is that there are soldiers of our wars buried in these cemeteries and nobody seems to want to !
do anything about them. But I do and am hoping some of you out there will be willing to help me. As time goes on I will be posting on my Warren and knox sites more photos of the tombstones. You can also find on the Knox Cemetery page two cemeteries I've visited that are in very bad repair. I've also been taking photos in Stark & Peoria Counties and they have the same thing with the old tombstones. One reason why I want to get photos of them... My husband calls daughter and me the Cemtery Ladies. We spend so much time in them... But to me it is worth it. It's relaxing and rewarding all in it self. So, I'm hoping you will join me in this quest for IL.
Have a very good day and thanks for taking the time to read this...
ps: would also like to know if anyone has ever herd of the Boswell Cemetery in this county or a name like it. Somebody is searching for people buried here. Thanks!
http://www.savinggraves-us.org/il/index.htm Saving Graves for ILLINOIS.
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/il/county/warren/http://www.usgennet.org/usa/il/county/knox/ New Knox County Site
America Genealogy & History Project..... IL state site is down..
Police Are Out After Hold-Ups With Shot Guns
"Minute Man" System of Alarm Reinstated and Police Load Gun With No. 2 Shot - Mayor Orders Officers to "Shoot First" - Ome More Holdup Officially Reported
Mayor DAVIS has issued police orders for the institution a second time in the city of the "minute man" plan to curb crime. The offiicial says he is determined to end in short order, if it can be done, the wave of crime which completed its first week Sunday with one murder, a number of hold-ups and an assault to murder.
Police Chief Robert SMITH, executing the Mayor's orders, has ordered a shotgun used by the department loaded henceforth with No. 2 shot and heavily charged shells. This weapon will be carried by night policemen when answering "minute" calls.
Caywood the "Minute Man". O.T. CAYWOOD has been made desk sergeant of the night force and will spend specified hours at the police desk, with automobile and gun ready to answer all major calls for police assistance. Three extra police, plain clothers men, have been employed and have been on the job for hours. Officials point out that No. 2 shot will carry some distance. Orders to police are these, in effect: (1) Shoot first. (2) Get to the scene of the cime in time to shoot (3) Get the holdups or make it so hot for them they will choose other hunding grounds.
Plan Worked Well Before. The plan really means that calls from the most remote localities of the city will be answered within 3 minutes time by policemen in the police car, armed and ready for business. The plan worked admirably two years ago with Will GHENT as desk sergeant. He responded to such calls in the old police car. His ready appearance on all calls, some times on the very heels of the criminals, soon put a stop to that crime wave.
Saturday night and again Sunday night Deputy Sheriff A. G. DAVIS, representing the sheriff's office, worked hand in hand with the police department. Residents and merchants are earnestly requsted to report crimes or prowlers at the earliest minute possible.
Polce Report One Holdup. Chief of Police SMITH reported one hold up Saturday. It occurred in the alleyway east of the Silvey drug store near Walnut and 17th streets, the police department report states. Albert HEAVENLY is the name given by the colored man who was stopped. He said two white men stopped him in the alleyway, drew guns on him and releived him of $8. He said he had been paid his M & O check at the depot less than an hour prior to his experience.
Reports around town Sunday and again Monday claimed all the way from five to nine holdups duriung Saturday night. Polie say they have heard only of the one crime related. Among the reported holdups was one in which it was said that a woman had been stopped and robbed on Bridge street. No details were to be had.
Three Narrowly Escape in Gas
Said to Have Been Powerless to Call For Hours After Effect of Fumes in Night
Clarence and Inez JARBOE and Mrs. MAYHEW narrowly escaped death by asphyviation Saturday night in their apartments over the Halpin grocery on Walnut street. They awoke about 3 o'clock Sunday morning suffering intensely from the gas fumes, but were unable to summon help. Some four hours later they succeeded in attracting the attention of A. G. ZELLE, who resides just across the street, and he rescued them.
They were taken to the home of a relative where they were given medical attention and all had fully recovered Monday. The gas is said to have escaped from a leaky main. Gas company workmen located the leak late Sunday afternoon and repaired it.
George Phil Weilmuester Died Sunday
Aging Father of Six, Victim of Stroke
George Philip Weilmeuster, born near Darnstadt, in St. Clair county, April 24, 1841, died suddenly at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning of a heart stroke at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas NAUSLEY. The body is at the home of Mrs. John HALPIN, another of the daughthers at 215 South 15th Street.
Mr. Weilmeuster left his bed at the usual hour Sunday, dressed and walked from his room and greeted thump prints and Bertillion measing custom. Then, seized with a cramping pain in the chest, the old man turned, walked to a bed, laid down across it and died.
The deceased united in marriage with Mary EYDMAN in 1865. The union was blessed with 11 children, six of whom survive. These are: Mrs. Maggie SWEATLAND, Vergennes; Mrs. George BOST, Somerset township; Mrs. Thomas NAUSLEY and Mrs. John HALPIN, Murphysboro; Miss Edna Weilmeuster, of Elkville. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Maggie KIRCHOEFFER, St. Louis, and one brother Adam WEILMEUSTER, of St. Louis county.
Mr. Weilmeuster's life pursuit was farming. Thirty-one years ago he came to Jackson county and located in the countryside. He had resided in the city for 10 years time. He made him home with the daughter, Mrs. NAUSLEY, at the time of his death.
The aged gentleman had many friends, indeed all persons who knew him admired his characteristic of looking on the bright side of things. Relatives best knew this trait and loved it. Good natured, cherry, and always with a good word for everyone, the deceased leaves behind him a splendid example and a life worth while.
Mrs. Weilmeuster died in Murphysboro four years ago.
George Philip Weilmeuster was a member of the St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran church. Funeral rites will be conducted at the Halpin home.
Shovel Breaks Negro's Skull, Black is Alive
Carbondale Booze Agent Marshall Starks, All But Murdered at Rear of the "Dutch" Naumann Saloon Late Saturday by James Oliver, Former Witness Against Bootlegger
"Slim" James OLIVER, a Murphysboro negro of all work at the Dr. O. B. ORMSBY home on Manning street, all but murdered Marshall STARKS, a Carbondale black of bootleg ill fame in the rear of the "Dutch" NAUMANN saloon at 13th and Logan streets, shortly after 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Oliver, who was arrested in the basement at the Ormsby home Saturday night, said at the jail that he had hit Starks with a coal shovel. He did not say at the outset that Starks had attacked him, but rather had cursed him. A quarrell ensued.
Starks, his skull crushed slightly on the left side, high up, and one of his eyes bulging almost out of the socket, appeared at police headquarters about 5:30, Police Judge W. T. GLENN states. "He had a complaint made out and said he wanted to go home to Carbondale at once," Judge Glenn stated.
While a policeman appeared at Naumann's saloon shortly afterwards and asked for details of the fight and, it is said, was told nothing was known there of the fight. Starks made his way to a doctor's office and received attention. The doctor reported back to the police, saying Starks' skull was broken and that he might not get well.
Starks boarded a car for Carbondale about 8 o'clock Saturday night. When he stepped aboard his eyes were almost out of his cheeks and he seemed to be suffering greatly from his injury. Sheriff James W. GIBSON stated at 11 a.m. Monday that Starks was not dead and that his condition seemed promising.
Police and sheriffs speak of a report that the negro Oliver one time had appeared as a witness against Starks prior to Starks' term in the pen. Sheriff GIBSON says, however, that he does not remember Oliver to have appeared as such witness.
The enclosure where the murderous assault took place is a sort of gangway to the rear of the stock room where a stove is kept hot in winter time and where negroes and others congregate. At this saloon and several others here Carbondale negroes, both men and women, buy quantities of whiskey for bootlegging at Carbondale, it is said.
The shovel Oliver used as a weapon is said to weigh 12 pounds.
28 New Cases of Influenza Are Reported
Malady APpears 3 to 6 Cases to The Family
A Third Wave?
Health Physician A. R. CARTER stated at his office Monday noon that he had for report new cases of influenza. He had not reported to Registrar R. O. DENSON at the hour. Five of the cases are in the single home, that of Columbus PIERON. The others were located in the homes of Harriett WILSON, Percy WIGHTMAN, Clark KESSELL and John MILLER. Of the nine cases two adults and seven children were patients. The cases are timed since Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
28 New Cases in All. Later today 19 more new cases had reached the Registrant's office, making a total of 28 presumably since late Saturday. The 28 cases were from reports of three doctors. In the Fred DIXON home are reported six cases. This outdoes the condition in the Columbus PIERON home. In both the Thomas GREEN and in the John RAINS home three cases are reported. Two doctors who heretofore reported a large humber of cases are known to have been in the country districts until well after noonday today and thus had not reported. Other homes caught in what seems a third wave of the fever are those of Dave HOLDER, policeman and Glenn MILLER, M & O engineer.
Is Third Wave Here? The meaning of the report may or may not be that the city is to face a thrid wave of the epidemic. Officials at the time being choose not to take a pessimistic view of this soon. In the event the number of cases should prove increasingly alarming, it is believed the free innoculation clinic set up in St. Andrew's hospital by the Rev. K. SCHAUERTE will be called on for action.
Alfred Maes Is Killed In War
Alfred Maes was killed in action in France October 8, according to an official wire received by the father, John L. MAES, of Murphysboro, Saturday night. The father works at the Daniel Wholesale Grocery Co., where his son was employed prior to leaving here for the war in May, 1918.
The father some weeks ago received a message telling him that his son was missing in action. The Saturday death message was a correction of the first notification.
The deceased leaves among other relatives a young wife, who has been employed in DuQuoin during his absence.
Herrin Suffers Disastrous FIre
Herrin, Jan 5
The beautiful Walker block on Park Avenue was the scene of a disastrous mid-winter fire Friday night, which entailed a loss of over $75,000 to the building and its contents. The building was occupied on the ground floor by the J. V. WALKER & Sons' Clothing store, one of the finest establishments in Southern Illinois. On the second floor were several suites of offices, while the third floor was the elegant home of the Herrin Elks. Each tenant suffered a heavy loss by fire, water and smoke.
The fire was discovered at 7:30 o'clock by the telegraph operator, who saw smoke pouring from the building. The fire presumably started from the heating plant in the basement followed the walls until it broke out between the metal ceilings and floors above. The fire department was promptly on the scene but found it difficult to locate and reach the flames, which had been smouldering in the walls. The first intimation members of the Elks' Club had of the fire was when firemen entered the room with hose.
The firemen found it necessary to deluge the building with water before the fire could be put out. The stock of the Walker clothing store is almost a complete loss and will amount to probably over $50,000. Boxes containing shows and clothing were burned and the goods soaked with water and discolored by smoke. The firm had recently remodeled the building, placing modern show windows.
On the second floor were offices of the Pond Creek Coal Co., which suffered much damage to their fixtures by water. The records were all contained in the safe and were not damaged. Dr. Robert RANSMEYER occupied a suite of four rooms, one containing his valuable library. His loss from water and smoke was estimated at over $2,000. Dr. W. R. GARDINER who returned only two days ago from the army to resume his practice in Herrin, suffered damage to his fixutres amounting to probably $1200. Drs. A. T. and Miles BAKER occupy a suite of offices on this floor and suffered heavy loss from smoke and water.
The elegant apartments of the Elks on the third floor are entirely ruined. Today massive icycles cover the Victrola, the billiard tables, tapestries and upholstered chairs and other furnishings, all of which are practically ruined and the hall will have to be refitted. The Elks carry insurance of $2,000.
Yegg's Pards in Murphysboro P.O. Robberies His Murderers
Body Found in Fashionable West Side St. Louis Home Identified as That of Robert Wilson. Widely Known Criminal of Many Aliases
St. Louis, Mo., Jan 6
The mangled body of a murder victim discovered in the basement of a fashionable West Side home early Friday morning was positively identified by thumb prints and Bertillion measures as Robert WILSON, widely known criinal, police claimed today. He had many aliases. The theory advanced today that Wilson was killed by three criminals who police say assisted Wilson in robbing the post office at Murphysboro, Ill., several years ago. Wilson is said to have also been known to the police as H. E. WHITE and P. E. WHITE. It is also said he was wanted in Taylorville, Ill., Memphis, Tenn., and other cities in connection with robberies.
John Minter of Campbell Hill is O.K.
Private John MINTER of Campbell Hill, son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert MINTER, is with the American army of occupation in Germany and all O.K. This word was contained in a letter from the soldier received Monday by the parents, the last previous letter having been dated Nov. 2, nine days before the armistice was signed. The mother, because of the long vigil without word from her boy, was on the verge of a breakdown. The trooper is with the 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Relatives had taken up the case with the war department some days ago.
Miss Boquillion Falls, Is Bad Hurt on Walk
At 4:30 Saturday afternoon Marie BOQUILLION slipped and fell on the walk at the Wm. OLDENHAGE saloon corner, Walnut and 11th streets. Robert EDWARDS saw the young woman and picked her up to find her helpless and fainting. She was removed to the Williard HARRIS barber shop and later to the office of Dr. I. W. ELLIS. Her knee cap was fractured. She decided to hurry to St. Louis for a specialist's attention, it was stated Monday. A number of persons, men and women, suffered dangerous falls on the walks Saturday. In some places the glazed surface of the walks constituted dangerous traps for pedestrians.
Board Clerk Frank Wallace to Camp Grant
Frank WALLACE who waived exemption back in the draft and wished to clear for France, only to come to Murphysboro as a war board clerk, went ahead and made the best of it. He made a dandy clerk. Mr. Wallace concluded his work here MOnday and left MOnday afternoon to report at Camp Grant. He hopes shortly to be released there and continue to his old position, that of chief clerk in the offices of the vice president of the Illinois Central at Chicago. The young man for several years had been in charge of the traveling freight agency of the St. Louis division of the road with headquarters in Carbondale. During that time he often visited Murphysboro. He has made many friends here during his stay with the board and Chairman E. A. WELLS and other officials regret to see him go. The board has not received the order to close up shop. Miss Rue TUTHILL is to continue indefinitely her spendid service with the board.
Hunter Price Here After 13 Months On the Sea
1st Class Boatsmain's Mate Hunter PRICE off the U.S.S. May after 13 months in foreign waters, arrived home late Saturday to spend a ten day furlough with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel PRICE; of West Spruce street. The recruit recounts many interesting experiences in the many months of duty, of a nature most arduous. Much of the time was passed in the converted yacht at patroling, laying cable and plying where danger lurked in the great mined-sea areas off Europe, first here and then there. The recruit looks well and is meeting many of his old friends here. He reports back to New London, Conn., for duty. He does not know when to expect release.
Card of Thanks
We desire to express out thanks to our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and aid during our recent bereavement in the death of our husband and father, Benjamin F. HARRIS. Mrs. Emma HARRIS, Edward HARRIS.
Card of Thanks
For the acts of kindness and tender expressions of sympathy so generously shown us at the illness and death of our beloved husband, son and brother, we express out thanks. We also thank our many friends for the beautiful floral tributes. Mrs. Mary STOELZLE and family. Mr. & Mrs. John STOELZLE and family.
Mrs. J. J. BISCHOP of Pinckneyville returned home Sunday after visting here with relatives and friends.
Mr. & Mrs. A. R. TIDRICK of Kewanee arrived in this city Monday morning to spend some time guests of the family of C. R. PARKER of North Sixteenth street.
Fr. WITTE, priest at Johnston City and formerly assistant priest to the Rev. K. SCHAUERTE of the Murphysboro parish, was a business visitor in Murphysboro Monday.
Miss Margaret THIERNAN returned Sunday after enjoying a visit up state with relatives and friends. Miss Thierenan is the niece of Mrs. R. P. BOYLE of the Logan House. Her many Murphysboro friends will be pleased to know the lady has returned.
Sergt. H. C. HERRIN, who has been stationed at Camp Gordon, Ga., is seriously ill of pneuomnia at the home of his aunt in Rockford. He was recently sent to Camp Grant at Rockford for muster out and while there contracted pneumonia and was removed to the home of his aunt for treatment. Mrs. Herrin departed Sunday for Rockford to remain with her husband until he recovers. His brother First Sergt. Ed P. HERRIN has been in France since early in the war.
W. M. ARMM, who is traveling for the Dennison-Gholson Dry Goods Co of Cairo, spent Sunday in Murphysboro with relatives. Mr. Armm began work for the Cairo concerns one year ago and in that time has advanced from stockman to star salesman. During the time he has been on the road he has led all salesmen employed by the company in the amount of sales. His territory comprised southern Illinois. He has now pooled southern Illinois, Kentucky and part of Tennessee with two other salesman.
Dr. STEARNS spent Xmas in Carbondale with his family.
Ruth CROCKER went to Campbell Hill Thursday, returning Saturday.
Mrs. Charley CRAFT returned to her home in Carbondale Sunday, after speding Xmas with her father, Marion NORTON.
Mrs. Albert CARTER and little son Albert were guests of Mrs. Carter's sister, Mrs. Anna CROCKER, from Saturday until Sunday.
Miss Bertha WILTON went to Murphysboro Sunday.
Mrs. Hattie BREWER and Mine BARLOW went to their home Tuesday near St. Louis. They were accompanied by Mrs. Barlow's little son Joe.
Miss Alma CROCKER took Xmas dinner with her mother, Mrs. Anna CROCKER.
Mr. & Mrs. Paul NORTON received the finest Xmas present ot all. It was a fine baby boy.
Mr. & Mrs. IHLE, Mr. REEDER's sister and Mrs. Reeder's mother all spent Xmas with Mr. & Mrs. REEDER.
Mrs. Al GRAMMER spent Xmas with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Dan HAGLER.
James FROG and daughter spent Xmas with his sister, Mrs. Loge MESSMORE.
Ross CROCKER spent one day this week in Tamms.
Miss Verna LOUIS returned Sunday from her home in Alto Pass, where she spent Xmas.
Mrs. James ROSSIN returned to Pomona Saturday.
Grady SILVEY was in Pomona Thursday.
Evert GRAMMER was in Pomona Sunday.
Floyd SMITHwas in Pomona Sunday.
Dr. M. Doty Dies at Grand Chain Monday
Dr. M. DOTY, brother of R. E. DOTY of Murphysboro, died at his home at Grand Chain, Ill., Monday night. R. E. DOTY was with him at the time of death and sent work to this city. The funeral will take place Wednesday, burial being at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Dr. Doty was born and reared near Vergennes. For the past several years he had been practicing in Grand Chain. He has been sick for some time. His brother has been at the doctor's home the past week. He leaves one brother and two sisters, R. E. DOTY and Miss Jane DOTY of Murphysboro and Mrs. Blacklock, wife of W. T. BLACKLOCK of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Miss Doty is visiting Mrs. Blacklock at this time.
Mrs. Harry Hamilton Dies of Pneumonia
Mrs. Harry HAMILTON died of pneumonia following influenza, death occurring about 7:30 o'clock Saturday night at her home on South Thirteenth street. The body was shipped to Brookfield, Mo., Sunday for burial. She leaves her husband and a five year old son.
Mr. Hamilton is a miner. The family came to Murphysboro three or four months ago from Brookfield and occupied rooms in the Mrs. SCHNEIDER house at 223 South Thirteenth street.
Mrs. Hamilton first became ill of influenza and after about recovering from that disease pneumonia set in and resulted in her death.
Duff Piercy Dead
Mt. Vernon, Nov. 12-
W. Duff PIERCY, editor of the Mt. Vernon News and former state senator and one of the leading democratic politicians in southern Illinois, died at his home here early today of pneumonia which followed an attack of Spanish flu.
W. T. GLENN on Tuesday decided that Dan PENROD of Grand Tower, tired here Saturday on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon, was not guilty. The testimony indicated that Penrod carried the gun in his hand.
Edgar Walker Tells of Battle in Air
Under the date of October 12 Edgar WALKER, writing from France, tells Mr. & Mrs. Frank WALKER of an aerial battle in which he saw American aviators put a snooping Fritz on the hummer. The letter is as follows:
Dear Mother and Father:
Will try and write you a line to let you know that I am still alive and kicking, am sure getting some good food now. For supper we had steak, bacon with cabbage, potatoes and dumplings for dessert. We had donuts. What do you think of that for an army meal. It must be pretty hard on you people that are not in the army. Better enlist and get a square meal. So everyone is getting married. Ho! Ho! That's all very well, but Sherman said war was H---. I wonder what married life is going to be like after the war is over. How will this sound: "Yes you married me to keep out of the draft" from the loving wife when the husband comes home from work. Well there is not much danger of me getting married for all the girls will be gone by that time.
Say mother I am sending you an Xmas package coupon, so you can send me a package for Xmas. This package must be on its way before Nov. 20 so you and dad do not need to think just because I am in France you can get all of Xmas by yourself. No it does not make the least difference to me if I do not have any Xmas over here but do you know this is the fifth Xmas I have spent away from home and it is getting on my nerves. When I do get back it is going to take a week for you to get me out of bed let alone out of the house. There is one sure thing you will not have to ask me to stay in like you did once.
Dad I sure wish I could send you some of the things you would like but it can't be done. There is no end of stuff over here that you would be glad to have as a relic of the war. But you know that it is all the ships can do to carry food supplies and men and they can not be bothered with a lot of junk. Why the fellows would have half of Germany over in the states if they would let them.
Well I saw one of the nicest air battles the other day that I have saw in France, one of the Fritz planes came over our lines to try for a balloon, and after making three or four futile attempts at it be thought he would go back to his own lines and get away with it but he did not count the Americans in the game. Just as he was well on his way, two Yankee planes dropped out of the sky and Mr. Fritz had to fight. Well it was short and sweet. He did not have a look in with the two Yanks. They soon brot him down.
Well I think I will have to close, so goodbye with love to both.
Conrad Isom Writes Letter From France
Mrs. A. D. ISOM, colored, has a letter from her son, Conrad ISOM, who is with the American army in France. Writing under the date of Oct. 19 he says:
Somewhere in France Oct. 19, 1918
Yours received some few days ago found me well and hope you are the Same and I am Doing fine as can be expected and I hope I will be able to return in the near future. I received a letter from James LOGAN yesterday evening and he has registered anD said he wished he was here with me. He also Said he was sending me some tobacco which I expect to receive soon. I would write more often but I can't get stationary and in fact don't write so often as I first did but mayBe the time will come when I can see you and father and I hope that will be soon. Oh say I received a letter from Emma and also one from May and Oscar's photo. He was looking fine. I am going to answer both letters when I get more time. I am having some fine but lonesome days in old France hoping this conflict will end soon. I want you to tell all the folks hello for me and I would write them but I can't write or at least I don't have the time. I want you to write May and tell her I will write her at th!
e first opportunity. Give all my best regards and I hope to see you soon. I am your elder son. Private Conrad S. ISOM, Co. H, 365th Ing., A.E. F., France
P.S. Tell Mrs. Dejoie I will write her soon, also Mrs. Maggie JONES, also Dicie V. GEORGES.
Mrs. Hall Injured
A serious automobile accident occurred hear the new round house early this morning when a car belonging to Earl NOEL and Jesse DARBY's car, of Herrin, collided, seriously injuring Mrs. L. K. HALL, says the Free Press of Monday. Mr. & Mrs. Hall and Jesse DARBY, their son-in-law, were driving to Herrin and Ralph JOHNSON, driving the jitney, was returning to town from a trip north of town. The fog was so dense that neither of the drivers were aware of the other until the cars plunged together. Mrs. Hall was rushed to a doctor and was returned to her home at 9:30 this morning. She suffered severe bruises about the body. A cut over the left ear required two stitches. A gash on her nose required twelve stitches and two or three stitches were taken over her right eye. Mr. Hall had a tooth knocked out, his lips were severly cut and he was badly bruised. Both drivers, Messrs Darby and Johnson, escaped uninjured.
I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my wife, Bonnie B. KING. Signed: H. W. KING.
Monday two influenza patients were removed from their home in Murphysboro and paced in St. Andrew's hospital. One is Mrs. Henry BOETTNER of Elm street and ther other is Mrs. Phil ROONEY of Logan
Frank ROURISH of Johnson City is a patient in St. Andrew's hospital. He suffered a badly fractured leg while at work in a coal mine in Johnston City and was brought to Murphysboro and placed in the hospital for treatment.
Thom. LITTLE departed MOnday evening for Los Angeles, Calif., where he will spend the winter, returning in April or May. Mr. Little has been spending his winters there for some time and enjoys the mild climate very much.
Evaline BARTEE, colored, 17 month old child of Mr. & Mrs. Jesse BARTEE, died at their home in Murphysboro at 10:20 o'clock Monday morning of double pneumonia. The child was born in Murphysboro June 12, 1917. The body was buried in Tower Grove cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
The police locked up five men Monay while the peace celebration was in full swing, three were soused. Two others wre charged with gambling. They plead guilty, paid fines and were released.
Herman BOSTON had one of eyes most painfully hurt MOnday while celebrating the end of the war. He was with a wagon load of miners that got on the job about daylight and staid for the finish. One of their noise making arrangements was a large circular saw on which they beat with hammers. In drawing back a hammer one of the men swung it accidentally against Mr. Boston's eye, inflicing a severe bruise. He had to retire to his home and receive medical attention.
Lieut. Oscar HOUSE of Camp Pike, Ark., arrived in Murphysboro Tuesday morning on a seven day leave to visit home folks. Before joining the army Lieut. House, a Murphysboro boy, practiced medicine at DeSoto. Mrs. House has been here since June, owing to the poor health of her mother. Lieut. House left Camp Pike Monday while the peace celebration was going on everywhere and he saw one in nearly every town between Little Rock amd Murphysboro. He stated that at Memphis it sounded like there were a thousand Mississippi river steamboats with their whistles tied wide open. The sound of the whistles could be heard for miles. Lieut. House made several trips with troop trains inthe past several months, one trip being to New York City.
Will LAWYER of the United States navy tells of landing in New York and spending one Sunday seeing the sights. Will has been in the navy considerably more than a year now and has been on shipboard a year, at least.
Louis LAUNIUS of the navy in a letter to Freeman WHITSON states that he is expected to get leave to home home soon to visit relatives. He is stationed at Fortress Monroe, Va., having been sent there after visiting a course of instructions in radio work at Harvard university.
WIlbur DIAMOND, the negro arrested in Carbondale last week and held to the grand jury to answer to a charge of burglary, acts like a guilty prisoner. He is in the county jail. Lloyd YULE of Murphysboro positively identifies him as the negro in his bedroom last week one night. Mr. Yule turned the light on and saw the negro before the latter ran out of the house. Miss Minnie UNDERWOOD who was beaten by a negro last Tuesday night in Mt. Carbon, had a look at the prisoner and said she fully believed he was the one who attacked her. However, she would not say for certain.
M. C. HOWARD spent Monday in Vergennes.
J. L. OVERLAY and family of Gorham were visitors in Murphysboro Monday.
Mrs. William LAUNIUS is ill at her home on Gartside street.
Tom DEWITT is recovering from an attack of influenza.
D. L. BOUCHER was a business visitor in DeSoto Tuesday morning.
Clyde SOMERS is ill at his home on Logan Street.
A thirteen year old boy at the home of Earl WAYMAN is ill.
Robert ADKINS of Herbert street is ill of pneumonia following an attack of tonsilitis.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles YARBOROUGH's 13 year old son is ill of influenza at their home on North Fifteenth street.
Mrs. Mary VICK who has been ill at the Wright home on North street and was very sick Monday night.
H. E. WRIGHT who spent Sunday and Monday in this city went to Sparta today.
Little Mary Lucille KRAUSE who has had a rather severe case of the influenza is much improved at the home of her parents on North street.
Sam BASTIEN is the victim of the influenza and is quite ill. He has been suffering from gall stones the past two weeks and was to undergo an operation but owing to the influenza his attending physician thought it best not to operate.
Mr. & Mrs. Bert HILL visited at DeSoto Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. BEASLEY.
Mrs. Henry NESTON of Carbondale is visiting Dow JOHNSON's this week.
Raymond WESTON spent Sunday with Burl INCHCLIFF.
Mr. & Mrs. Ike INCHCLIFF spent Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. Joe BARTON.
Earl REEDER has been on the sick list the past week.
Mrs. Nellie KING visited with Dorothy INCHCLIFF Thursday night.
Mr. & Mrs. Tom MARTIN, Mr. & Mrs. Robert FULMER and children visited at Claude REEDER's Sunday.
Mr. & Mrs. John ROBINSON and children spent Saturday in town with Jake GARDNER's.
Mr. & Mrs. Otto RATH of Elkville motored down Sunday and spent the day with Mr. & Mrs. George RATH.
Mr. & Mrs. Noble McKINNEY of Reed visited her parents, Mr. & Mrs. James BROTHERS.
Reece WILLIAMS who has been in Missouri Baptist sanitarium for several weeks where he was successfully operated upon for pleurisy, returned home Friday much improved.
Andy GAINOR and family and Andy GRAEFF and wife of Christopher motored to Elkville and spent Sunday with relatives.
Messrs and Mesdames Dave HOWARD and Tom FAGLEY of "Forks of Muddy" were guests of relatives and friends here Sunday.
The relatives of Tom KEGLEY received the sad news here of his death in Herrin where he went while ill some time ago. Kegley succumbed to pneumonia.
Tead HALL and family of Murphysboro will move to Elkville next week. Mr. Hall has employment at the Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine.
Miles LEEK and wife and little daughter, Martina, and Russell LEEK, motored to Thompsonville Sunday where they spent the day with relatives.
Geo. INGRAM has moved his family to DuQuoin where he is employed as fireman in the I.C.R.R. yards.
E.R. and R. B. AKEN have received their new goods and are stocking their new store. The style of the new firm is AKEN BROTHERS groceries.
Postmaster C.R. SCHWARTS made a business to Washington D.C., last week.
Elisha LANE and wife of Herrin Sundayed with relatives here.
Ernest RUSELL and wife of Herrin were Elkville visitors Sunday.
D. F. THOMPSON and family spent Sunday with their parents, J.J. THOMPSON an wife, and M.G. LEEK and family.
School is still closed at Mt. Joy on account of influenza in this vicinity.
Mr. & Mrs. Louis PULCHER, Mr. & Mrs. Joe PULCHER and daughter, and Mrs. Louis PULCHER motored to East St. Louis Wednesday and spent a few days visiting relatives and friends.
Mr. & Mrs. Wilson FREEMAN and Mrs. Geo. PULCHER were visiting in the Mississippi bottoms Sunday.
Mr. & Mrs. Henry BAKER and familt spent Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. Low WHITSON.
Fred BUTZ is busy making alfalfa hay this week.
Mr. & Mrs. John GRAEFF, Fred DEITZ and Mrs. Lillie BRYANT, spend Sunday evening with Mr. & Mrs. Louis GALEof near Gorham. Mrs. Gale has been quite ill for some timewith pneumonia but is improving nicely.
Those who spent Sunday evening with Mr. & Mrs. Fred BUTZ and family were Mr. & Mrs. FRANK GRAFF and children, Pearl and Blanche BRYANT, Ruth, Esther, Lucille and Loren GRAFF.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph HEIPLE of Elkville were visiting relatives in this vicinity Sunday.
Miss Bernice BAUMGARDNER of Murphysboro spent the week with her aunt, Mrs. Sadie RAGLE.
Mrs. Clarence WAYMAN spent Wednesdy afternoon with Mrs. Norris QUALLS.
Mr. & Mrs. Dan ETHERTON spent Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. Ed CROWELL at Carbondale.
Mr. & Mrs. Leroy FRALEY spent Saturday evening with Mr. & Mrs. Arthur FRALEY.
Miss Bess SKAGGS called on Mrs. Alice QUALLS Wednesday.
Mrs. Matilda FRALEY spent last week the guest of Mrs. Charles MILLER.
Dan ETHERTON butchered this week.
Fred SMITH killed a fine beef Friday.
Pressley LUKE spend the week with his daughter, Mrs. Mary CROWELL.
Mrs. Mary CROWELL called on Ms. Logan FRALEY Thursday afternoon.
Mr. & Mrs. Ed BLACKWOOD spent Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. Wm. GAYHART.
Mr. & Mrs. Joe BARTON spend Friday in Murphysboro.
Oscar QUALLS called on Ed COWELL Friday night.
Ike INCHCLIFF and family of Shoal Creek spend Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. Joe BARTON.
Arthur FRALEY and wife spent Sunday with Mr. & Mrs. Logan FRALEY.
Mr. McCABE and Mr TAYLOR of Sand Ridge were guests of Logan FRALEY Sunday afternoon.
Mr. & Mrs. Logan FRALEY called on Mrs. Wm. GAYHART Sunday morning.
Arden REIMAN called on his brother Mr. & Mrs. Frank REIMAN and family Monday morning.
Miss Julia BLAISE spent Saturday afternoon with Mrs. Louis SCHENK and daughters, Misses Grace and Ruth, of Murphysboro.
Messrs. Sherman REIMAN, Lee CHARTRAND and Freeman HERRIN transacted business in Murphysboro Saturday afternoon.
Otto LEVAN was called in Monday for physical examination.
Miss DAISY LEVAN called on her aunt, Mrs. Frank REIMAN Thursday morning.
Mrs. Ida THOMPSON was a business visitor in Murphysboro Monday morning.
Leroy and Velma REIMAN spent Saturday afternoon with their cousins, Misses Daisy and Gurnie LEVAN.
Messrs. Frank REIMAN and Arden REIMAN were business visitors in Murphysboro Monday morning.
Mr. & Mrs. VIctor LAROBADIER were seen in this vicinity Saturday morning.
Am CHARTRAND made a business trip to Murphysboro Wednesday morning.
Miss Clara HERRING has influenza this week but is getting along nicely.
Misses Grace BRYAN and Julia BLAISE were visitors on Tower Grove cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. & Mrs. Edward BLAISE and little son, Roy, spent Tuesday afternoon with Mr. & Mrs. Thomas HELMAN and family.
Oliver FISHER took some fine hogs to market Tuesday morning.
Harlan GRAEFF and family have influenza this week.
James LEVAN of near Pleasant Hill was seen in this vicinity Tuesday morning.
Otto LEVAN called on Edward BLAISE Sunday afternoon.
Miss Julia BLAISE suffered with tonsilitis the latter part of this week.
Gus MARIE carried mail on route 7 this week.
Mr. & Mrs. Edward KING and daughter, Miss Jessie, of near Oraville, were business visitors in Murphysboro Tuesday afternoon.
Rudolph REIMAN was seen in this vicinity Wednesday afternoon.
Thomas REIMAN made a business trip to Murphysboro Tuesday morning.
Messrs Oliver FISHER, Edward BLAISE and William HARROUFF assisted L.C. LEVAN and son, Otto, make molasses Thursday.
Mrs. J. W. GIBSON who has been ill the past three days was better Tuesday. Her son, Blake, who has been quite ill with bilious fever for three days, was able to be up Tuesday.
One of Chas. GRAMMER's children is very low with influenza.
Mrs. Edith KELLEY was a business visitor at the county seat Saturday.
John OUTLAN and Ben ROBINSON who had influenza are able to be out now.
Lorraine INMAN and family spent Sunday at Alfred HUMPHREY's.
Marjorie and Robert GREGORY are visiting their sister, Mrs. S.H. NANCE.
Mrs. John KINDERS, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. & Mrs. LON OUTLAN, returned to her home at Reynoldsville last week.
Chas. JENNINGS were Sunday visitors at Jack HOLDER's.
Mr. & Mrs. Chas. INMAN spent Friday at Curt GRAMMER's.
S. H. NANCE is sick.
Harrison DAVIS and family spent Sunday with Beulah and Chloe LAMBERT.
Mrs. Noah DAVIS continues very poorly.
Mr. & Mrs. Curt GRAMMER and daughter, Emma, were Sunday visitors at Chas. INMAN's.
Arthuer GRAMMER who has been at a training camp is home on a forty day furlough.
Marjorie GREGORY visited Ruby PENROD Sunday.
G. C. GRAMMER was a business visitor at Murphysboro Tuesday.
U.S. Casualty Report Today
Killed in Action
Corp. Overton P. MORRIS, next of kin Mrs. George MORRIS of Metropolis
Pvt. Cecil DRAPER, next of kin Mrs. Lizzie DRAPER of Herrin
Pvt. Ernest W. VANCIL, next of kin Mrs. Harriet BEARD of DuQuoin
Died of Wounds
Pvt. Orville W. MARCHOM, next of kin Mrs. Mary H. MARCHOM of Carlyle
Died of Disease
Pvt. Conrad KLEE, next of kin Conrad KLEE, Sr. of East St. Louis
Pvt. Guy WILSON, next of kin Woll. B. WILSON of Mattoon
Flu Situation Not Improved
No teacher of pupil will be allowed to go to school in Murphysboro next week who come from homes where there is sickness, the city health anthorities informed the Republican-Era Saturday. There were 13 new cases of influenza reported to City Clerk R. O. DEASON up to 2:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and a total of nine new cases were reported for Friday, a total of 22 new cases in the city since the wild outburst of noise, crowding, yelling and exhaustion brought on Thursday by the Independent's false report about the war having ended.
At 2:45 Saturday afternoon some of the doctors had not reported to the city clerk. They might report any additional number of cases.
Mrs. Wm. Harrington Dies Late Friday
Mrs. William Harrington died at her home two miles northeast of Murphysboro Friday night, aged 61 years and 17 days. She had been in ill health for two years of Bright's disease, which, together with a high blood pressure, caused her death.
She was born at Waukeegan, Ill., Oct. 22, 1861 and came to Jackson County in August, 1884, locating on the place where she died, and where she was married to Mr. Harrington. She leaves her husband, one son, Raymond, and one daughter, Miss Ethel, both at home, and one sister, Mrs. Frank HUNTER, of north of Murphysboro.
Mrs. Harrington was a member of Trinity Episcopal church in Murphysboro, the pastor of which, Rev. GUNN, of Chester, will conduct a funeral service at the Harrington home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The burial will be in Tower Grove cemetery.
Freddie Bierer Better
Freddies, little son of Attorney and Mrs. Fred G. BIERER is imporving nicely after being quite ill the past two or three weeks. His condition has been making steady progress the past three days, his physician states.
Dies of Influenza
Mrs. Heenan FROGG of near Wolf Lake died of influenza Friday night at her home. Included in the family she leaves is a three day old baby. The funeral took place from the home Saturday afternoon.
Allen HINES, the North Eighth street grocer whose automobile struck little Joe GRADA during the excitement following the fake armistice news Thursday, resulting in the death of the child, was exonerated by the coroner's jury in the inquest conducted by Coroner W. S. FORSHEE Friday.
Thirty More to Leave Monday
The local board furnishes a list of names of the thirty Jackson county registrants who are to leave Murphysboro Monday afternoon for Camp Wadsworth, S.C. The local board examined about 50 registrants Friday and had notified another 50 to appear for examination Saturday, but only 39 showed up. They were given the physical examination. The names of those selected to entrain Monday follow:
Fred G. WILL
C. E. TAYLOR
F. E. BEISNER
E. N. BREWER
L. F. McCOY
L. F. BRANDT
L. J. WELSCH
H. C. GREGORY
John Cecil BLAY
Armel TANNER, Hurst, age 37; Anna BEAVERS, Bush, age 32
Edward YOUNG, Sparta, 29; Jessie MATTINGLY, Campbell Hill, 23
Dr. Doty Dying
Dr. M. DOTY of Grand Chain, Ill., is quite sick and not expected to live. He has practiced in that city for many years. He has relatives and many friends in and around Murphysboro. His brother R. E. DOTY of this city has been in Grand Chain at his bedside since Wednesday. Mr. Doty writes relatives here that Dr. Doty cannot last much longer.
Girl Swallows Carbolic Acid
Mrs. Cochran, whose husband is in the army, swallowed carbolic acid at the home of Mr. & Mrs. George WILSON near the Dunnivan crossing of the Mobile & Ohio north of Murphysboro about 3:30 Friday afternoon and told the physician who was called that she had taken a large quantity. However, she probably took only enough to burn her mouth. She informed the physician that it was the third time she had attempted to take her life. Her sister said that worrying about her soldier husband led Mrs. Cochran to try suicide. She is said to be a daughter of Richard BOWERMAN of this city. The doctor was not called after waiting on Mrs. Cochran Friday afternoon, or had not been called again up to 2:40 Saturday afternoon, and the supposition is that she was not badly effected by the acid.
Floyd OZBURN of the United States army was home from training camp this week visiting his parents.
Manager Bert HILL of the Carbondale Herald transacted business in Murphysboro Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Charles DEAN was quite ill at her home in Murphysboro Friday.
Mrs. Sam KING of Olive street is ill of influenze in her home.
Mrs. Alada MURPHY's nine year old child is ill with influenze in her their home at Fifteenth and Poplar streets.
Marshall Duff CADY of Grand Tower was in Murphysboro Saturday morning on official business.
Principal ALLEY of the Logan school was operated on for removal of tonsils Friday night.
Funeral at Jacob
The funeral of Mrs. Mattie ADAMS, half sister of Former Deputy Clerk W. H. ROBERTS, occurred Friday. Mrs. Adams died at the Roberts' home near Jacob after a lengthy illness. She was in St. Andrew's hospital some time ago and recovered to some extent, then was tkane back to Jacob. Rev. R. Frank MITCHELL, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Murphysboro conducted a service, delivering a sermon from the porch of the school house, those attending the service being seated in automobiles during the sermon, as it was an open air service.
Mrs. Wise has received work that her nephew, C. H. ZOLLAR, has arrived safely overseas. He formerly resided in Murphysboro.
Henry A. Jordan Dies.
Henry A. JORDAN of Culp, Ill., died at the residence of his mother, Mrs. T. T. JORDAN, in Murphysboro at 8:30 o'clock Friday night. He had been here a week. He was born in Murphysboro August 22, 1893. He leaves his mother, his wife and a little son. He had been sick one week. The body was shipped to Carterville Saturday on the 10:50 train for burial.
Cousin Killed in France
Mrs. Charles BULLAR of Murphysboro has received word that her cousin, ED WATSON, of Glascow, Ky., was killled while in action with the American army in France.
Dan PENROD was tried in Police Magistrate W. T. GLENN's court Saturday morning on complaint of Albert GLODO that he carried a concealed weapon. The trouble occured at Grand Tower Oct. 28. The men reside in Grand Tower and had a fight on that date, Penrod admitted that he had a Colt's 38 pistol 16 inches long, but said he carried it openly in his hand and did not have it concealed. He testified that Glodo had a knife and that when he put up the knife, he (Penrod) laid his heavy artillery on the ground and struck Glodo with his fist. Glodo claimed Penrod drew the gun from his hip pocket. Magistrate Glenn took the case under advisement and said he would render a decision next Tuesday morning. Glodo was fined in this for fighting, having been brought here to answer the charge a few days after the trouble.
Marry in Murphysboro
Edward YOUNG of Sparta and Miss Jessie MATTINGLY of Campbell Hill came to Murphysboro Saturday, secured a marriage license from County Clerk H. Amer HAGLER, and then walked in to the office of County Judge W. F. ELLIS and had the judge make them Mr. & Mrs. Young. The ceremony was performed about 1:30 Saturday afternoon.
Here Are More Orders (to report)
658, Henry Aby NEWSOM, Carbondale, 1041
1124, Freeman Edgar WILL, Murphysboro, 1042
3291 Charles Dewitt CHILDERS, Murphysboro, 1043
2105, Samuel SMITH, Gorham, 1044
2878, John LEMICKE, Cora, 1045
1502, Frank BLACKWOOD, Murphysboro, 1046
3395, John McCARTY, Murphysboro, 1047
1218, John Robert HUGHES, Murphysboro, 1048
4165, Randolph DALE, Murphysboro, 1049
488, Thomas Ivan CHRISTIAN, Ava, 1050
4109, Jobst Gerhard KOHRING, Murphysboro, 1051
3405, James Monroe CHILDERS, Carbondale, 1052
3087, German GANSON, Gorham, 1053
2350 Charley Franklin QUALLS, DeSoto, 1057
288, William Herman FERRELL, Murphysboro, 1058
314 Ernest Otto WEHRHEIM, Ava, 1059
2418 William LYONS, Murphysboro, 1060
4140 Leroy Garfield THOMPSON, Carbondale, 1061
2960, Henry Oliver FINKELDEY, Murphysboro, 1062
3883, Charles Harmon PENROD, Murphysboro, 1063
2289, Frank S. GOLLION, Murphysboro, 1064
2160, Olur PORTER, Carbondale, (col), 1065
1201, Herman Gilbert LEE, Pomona, 1066
1815, Donald Henerson McKEEVER, Murphysboro, 1067
508, Charles Benjamin AIMO, Murphysboro, 1068
886, John Allen HOLLIHER, Carbondale, 1069
2925 Herman Carl MEYER, Campbell Hill, 1070
389, Charles WILL, Murphysboro, 1071
3998, Elger Price HUGHES, Murphysboro, 1072
1298, Joseph MAUSCOLLA, Murphysboro, 1073
191, Frank ROBERSON, Jr., Murphysboro (col), 1074
1750, Miles BRIGGS, Carbondale, 1075
3187, Henry AISSI, Murphysboro, 1076
586, Cecil GUDE, Hallidayboro (col), 1077
184, Louis Bertram BREWER, Carbondale, 1078
107, Virgil Lee LINDSEY, Pomona, 1079
2110, Robert Henry LEEK, Hallidayboro, 1080
1306, Benjaming Franklin AHL, Carbondale, 1081
3946, Edward Franklin MOSCHENROSE, Gorham, 1082
2336, Grant Grammer, Pomona, 1083
3820, Anderson WOODS, Murphysboro (col), 1084
3835, Claude SHELTON, DeSoto, 1085
2141, Maurice Charles DENISON, Carbondale, 1087
507, John HEnry LADENDECKER, Murphysboro, 1088
2137, Francis Shelby GRADY, Carbondale, 1089
2198, James Winfred MILLIGAN, Carbondale, 1090
644, Isaac Edward INGRAM, Jacob, 1091
480, Bastien A. SCHIMPF, Vergennes, 1092
4123, James Francis DELANEY, Murphysboro, 1093
3880, Harry GADDIS, Murphysboro, 1094
3381, Curtis Ross McCORMICK, Jacob, 1095
585, Raymond Bevverly ALEXANDER, Carbondale, 1096
1028, Guy Edward CLIFFORD, Carbondale, 1097
1187, Leroy Henry THIS, Murphysboro, 1098
281, William FALASTER, Oraville, 1099
1166, Bert SNYDER, DeSoto, 1100
3879, Willis Cleveland CRUSE, Grand Tower, 1101
1011, Roy Herold BAYSINGER, Carbondale, 1102
552, Elbert Theodore LIPE, Murphysboro, 1103
93, Ned J. HAGLER, Carbondale, 1104
3350, Alfred ARMER, Carbondale (col), 1105
529, Barnie Samuel TANNER, Elkville, 1106
3383, Minor McCROCKEN, Carbondale, 1107
2547, Ben Leo GRAY, Jacob, 1108
3629, James Franklin BUTLER, Elkville, 1109
3476, Robert Leonard WHITESIDE, Carbondale, 1110
76, Riram Richard CLAXTON, DeSoto, 1111
2209, Edward Austin MILES, Ava, 1112
391, Daniel Oliver JARRETT, Murphysboro, 1113
2869, Isaac LUNDERMON, Murphysboro, (col), 1114
3721, Elmer DUNN, Murphysboro, 1115
2356, Andrew Franklin KIMMEL, Murphysboro, 1116
3287, Lawrence Ennis McGREGOR, Makanda, 1117
2311, Noble Harris SPARKS, Grand Tower (col), 1118
1041, Donald Lee CARTER, Carbondale, 1119
836, Clay BRINFIELD, Carbondale, 1120
693, William Burke INMAN, Murphysboro, 1121
2117, Charles Augustus GULLETT, Carbondale, 1122
2159, Lee HOLLAND, Cora, (col), 1123
1556, Emery Allen HOLDER, Murphysboro, 1124
1832, James Herd CRISLER, Murphysboro, 1125
343, Ardell CREWS, DeSoto, 1126
55, Francis Dewitt ROBERSON, Vergennes, 1127
3736, James Edward MITCHELL, Carbondale, 1128
2334, Fred VARNER, Carbondale, 1129
825, Harry Cleveland LEEPER, Murphysboro, 1130
814, Paul MARLO, Murphysboro, 1131
1536 John Joseph BORGERS, Murphysboro, 1132
3423, William Jackson CLUTTS, Grand Tower, 1133
1382, Thomas EASTON, Cora, 1134
1357, William Marion HAMILTON, Murphysboro, 1135
2661, Reed Leslie WILSON, Murphysboro, 1136
1887, William Pinkney HANNAH, Murphysboro, 1137
3030, Rezin Gilbert EVERTS, Ava, 1138
1390, Martin William ALMS, Campbell Hill, 1139
591, Love HILL, Carbondale, (col), 1140
1855, Eziakiel INGERSOLL, Carbondale, 1141
2073, David POWELL, Murphysboro, 1142
4133, John NORTON, Grand Tower, 1143
2354, Allison Alonzo CHAMBERLAIN, Murphysboro, 1144
3913, John Frank SUCHMAN, Ava, 1145
1220, Hugh Hiram WILLIAMS, Murphysboro, 1146
1095, Walter Henry BUNSELMAYER, Cora, 1147
1581, Loren THORNTON, Elkville, 1148
542, George David McCLUNEY, Carbondale, 1149
3218, George Wilson BURNETT, Hallidayboro, 1150
1641, Joseph Louis HAMILTON, Murphysboro, 1151
1420, James SINGLETON EAST, Gorham, 1152
2985, Wilford CHEATHAM, Raddle, 1153
4015, Henry August DAVITZ, Murphysboro, 1154
251, Fred Oscar SPENCE, Murphysboro, 1155
47, Allen WINGET, Carbondale, 1156
2074, Klyde Henry GILBY, Murphysboro, 1157
1844, Raleigh SPANGLER, Hallidayboro, 1158
3597, Edward Lawrence BENCINI, Murphysboro, 1159
3562, Ruddell HUGHES, Grand Tower, 1160
2127, Roy HALL, Makanda, 1161
3491, John Franklin ETHERTON, Murphysboro, 1162
2054, Gabe ARMSTRONG, Murphysboro, (col), 1163
1401, George SAUTER, Murphysboro, 1164
605, Sherman MARSHALL, Murphysboro, (col), 1165
910, Grover Cleveland TOLER, Makanda, 1166
3215, Henry Anthony BASTIEN, Murphysboro, 1167
1657, Henry F. SCHOENBECK, Campbell Hill, 1168
217, Clyde Montgomery BROOKS, Carbondale, 1169
1955, Harry REEVES, Murphysboro, 1170
1052, Walter Answorth FLINT, Vergennes, 1171
1043, Jesse GRAMMER, Carbondale, 1172
1829, Francis Victor LAROBADIER, Murphysboro, 1173
4154, James Nelson WILLIAMS, Murphysboro, 1174
956, Archiband WILLIAMSON, Ava, 1175
1108, Avey EXUM, Murphysboro, 1176
3217, Charles Pearson TUTHILL, Elkville, 1177
2735, Richard Gerald LEMMER, Carbondale, 1178
4193, Oscar Livingstone LEWIS, Murphysboro, 1179
1823, James Arthur HILLER, Carbondale, 1180
200, Wesley MELTON, Carbondale, (col), 1181
1278, Clyde James WEIR, Murphysboro, 1182
2523, John Adams, SAMMONS, Carbondale, 1183
4251, Walter Scott HARRIS, Murphysboro, 1184
932, Alfred HUNZIKER, Murphysboro, 1185
1664, James Braden MARSHALL, Murphysboro, (col), 1186
2486, Bernard Anthony Rudolph ARENS, Murphysboro, 1187
1817, Fred HUNZIKER, Murphysboro, 1188
1559, Joseph Elmer COOK, Murphysboro, 1189
3857, Alexander DEROSSETT, Murphysboro, 1190
3787, John POENITSKE, Ava, 1191
383, Edward Andrew KATZMARK, Murphysboro, 1192
350, Baptiste ROGERS, Murphysboro, 1193
892, Hugh Thomas PARRISH, Carbondale, 1194
4000, Amos Gordon MITCHELL, Makanda, 1195
470, Amos Arron GALA, Murphysboro, 1196
91, Orville JOHNSON, Carbondale, 1197
2016, George Howard BROWN, Murphysboro, 1198
1457, James Willis EATON, Hallidayboro, 1199
3834, Robert FAY, Murphysboro, 2000
1805, James Harry RUSSELL, Murphysboro, 1201
3168, William Thomas TOPE, 1202
3846, George WILSON, Carbondale, (col), 1203
863, Jacob MILLIKIN, Pomona, 1204
3803, Blaine PORTER, Carbondale, (col), 1205
567, William Lawrence FOX, Carbondale, 1206
3706, Al PELLEY, Murphysboro, (col), 1207
2410, George Harvey GOODE, Cora, 1208
253, Kenneth Aden WRIGHT, Murphysboro, 1209
3188, Sebastian HANNER, Murphysboro, 1210
1643, Richard Leo BAGLEY, Murphysboro, 1211
122, Dee MARTIN, Carbondale, 1212
935, Charlie Logan GRAMMAR, Pomona, 1213
504, Otto Edward PILTZ, Murphysboro, 1214
3680, William Edgar MILLIGAN, Carbondale, 1215
1473, Lewis ETHERTON, Murphysboro, 1216
1550, Louis Washington FOLLOWELL, Oraville, 1217
1423, William Fred REISINGER, Murphysboro, 1218
2275, Robert MYRES, Carbondale, 1219
3388, Robert Van Buren BATSON, Carbondale, 1220
1554, Peter Charles WAGNER, Murphysboro, 1221
2745, Rusy MITCHELL, DeSoto, 1222
446, Paul TIPPY, DeSoto, 1223
386, Edgar Gerald GORDON, Ava, 1224
3078, William Henry ETHERTON, Murphysboro, 1225
3665, Joe BASTIEN, Murphysboro, 1226
3653, William Lynn HAMMONS, 1227
592, James GIBBS, Carbondale, (col), 1228
2582, Benjamin Franklin CREECH, Elkville, 1229
1464, James Richard HARRIS, Hallidayboro, 1230
1748, Will Henry DILLINGER, Carbondale, 1231
2824, John Henry BAYSE, Carbondale, (col), 1232
467, Louis Cleveland BROUILLETTE, Jacob, 1233
1478, George Alexander WILL, Oraville, 1234
1319, John KEREN, Murphysboro, (col), 1235
12, George Washington RAGSDALE, DeSoto, 1236
2335, John RANDOLPH, Carbondale, 1237
791, Paul Beattie McCORMACK, Ava, 1238
1744, John Frankline BURKE, Grand Tower, 1239
4043, Edward Steven Copeland, Carbondale, 1240
3906, Claud REEDER, Murphysboro, 1241
3661, Walter Darnell BURROUGHS, Elkville, 1242
1342, William WALTHER, Jaboc, 1243
553, James Homer DAVIS, Murphysboro, 1244
3270, John ROBINSON, Raddle, 1245
2907, John Curtis RHYAN, Cora, 1246
282, Roscoe Veldiam HARROUFF, Murphysboro, 1247
420, John JACOBS, Murphysboro, 1248
3014, Francis Marion Clover, Pomona, 1249
2253, George Omer FRAZIER, Murphysboro, 1250
3825, Ira Gilbert McLAUGHLIN, Murphysboro, 1251
370, Theodore Fritz WINTERBERG, Ava, 1252
145, Mitchell SMITH, Carbondale, 1253
2149, William Mason KEELING, Hallidayboro, 1254
4105, Scott Earl ETHERTON, Murphysboro, 1255
2192, Thomas Edward MORAN, Murphysboro, 1256
3102, Elias EUBANK, Murphysboro, 1257
206, Harry Eldo BATES, Murphysboro, 1258
1146, Ben Burgess ODOM, DeSoto, 1259
3381, Jack OSBORN, Jacob, 1260
745, Clinton BREWER, Murphysboro, 1261
1912, Marissa DAVIS, Elkville, 1262
448, Lewis Franklin RENFRO, Carbondale, 1263
5, Paul MILEUR, Murphysboro, 1264
912, James KNIGHT, Elkville, 1265
1876, Edward DAUM, Murphysboro, 1266
819, Edward William HAGLER, Carbondale, 1267
2944, Peter BORN, Jr., Jacob, 1268
3761 Hermand Chris HASSELBROCK, Murphysboro, 1270
1736, James Milton LAW, Pomona, 1271
3767, GIlford WILLIAMS, Carbondale, 1272
3308, Frank SWAN, Cora, 1273
2872, William Perry CARRUTHERS, Ava, 1274
936, Otis McCANN, Alto Pass, 1275
2202, WIlliam Russell STICKELS, DeSoto, 1276
126, DeWitt JOHNSON, Murphysobro, (col), 1277
222, Henry Arthur SCHMIDGALL, Murphysboro, 1278
88, Edward Earl HAYES, Carbondale, 1279
2010, Charles Olin WILLIAMS, DeSOto, 1280
3523, Fred Wilson CLARK, DeSoto, 1281
299, Albert EDDLER, Carbondale, 1282
2313, John Henry GALES, Murphysboro, (col), 1283
490, Peter Otto NEUMANN, Ava, 1284
45, John Franklin CAMPBELL, Murphysboro, 1285
3338, Jas. J. McGRATH, Carbondale, 1286
4230, William James WASSON, DeSoto, 1287
197, Lee C. THOMPSON, Carbondale, 1288
236, Fred Chas MELNINGER, Vergennes, 1289
2029, Albert KNOP, Campbell Hill, 1290
1940, Jacob B. SCHMIPF, Ava, 1291
3877, Andrew SNYDER, DeSoto, 1292
50, Edward GILMORE, DeSoto, 1293
2654, Thaddeus MILLER, Makanda, 1294
3492, George Washington CASSIDY, Murphysboro, 1295
1566, William Riley CRAIG, Carbondale, 1296
2964, Fred Jonas SHOOK, Murphysboro, 1297
2879, George Clarence CHOATE, Raddle, 1298
323, Walter CASTENS, Campbell Hill, 1299
1441, David LINDSEY, Pomona, 1300
743, Otto Clyde LEVAN, Murphysboro, 1301
1185, August CREEKPOND, Vergennes, 1302
2, Tom RIGGIO, Murphysboro, 1303
1908, Tom DUNIGAN, Carbondale, (col), 1304
2873, William George PIGOTT, Murphysobro, 1305
96, Elza James CRIPPS, Murphysboro, 1306
2172, Walter Oscar ALEXANDER, Murphysboro, 1307
258, Herman Joseph MARIO, Murphysboro, 1308
4034, Frank KATZMARK, Murphysboro, 1309
181, George Theodore LIPE, Murphysboro, 1310
1172, Charles McNABNEY, Campbell Hill, 1311
1414, William HEnry McBRIDE, Ava, 1312
1698, Reese Gilbert WILLIAMS, Elkville, 1313
3416, Samuel Marion JANET, Oraville, 1314
3715, Marcho DENEFF, DeSoto, 1315
3497, Louis William PETERS, Murphysboro, 1316
802, William Edward HURST, Murphysboro, 1317
2168, Emanuel H. McDANIELS, Murphysboro, (col), 1318
669, Carl Quint SICKLER, Gorham, 1319
2637 Frank LEE, Murphysboro, (col), 1320
4175, Edward Herbert WHISLER, Ava, 1321
4095, Theodore HOLLAND, Cora, 1322
2560, August D. FICK, Murphysboro, 1323
1861, Oscar KLEIN, Murphysboro, 1324
2195, David Smith BELL, Carbondale, 1325
2885, Emmet Thomas HARRIS, Carbondale, 1326
989, Grover Cleveland BURNS, Murphysboro, 1327
688, Herman EHLERS, Campbell Hill, 1328
2230, Joseph ADAMS, Grand Tower, 1329
297, EMory Henry WOLL, Murphysboro, 1330
1583, Raleigh FOX, Elkville, 1331
3980, Wilbur Maynard HURD, Carbondale, 1332
3589, Aylmer Bright DANNER, Murphysboro, 1333
3137, Theodore NOBLE, Murphysboro, 1334
532, Martin Cecil GRIFFIN, Vegennes, 1335
2098, Joe LLOEY, Murphysboro, 1336
563, Harry Edward HOLDER, Carbondale, 1337
1704, John Frederick DAVITZ, Murphysboro, 1338
733, Virgil Lanail TRAVELSTEAD, Carbondale, 1339
3911, Hugh DIXON, Pomona, 1340
3526, Stanley Owen SOUTH, DeSoto, 1341
2763 Jordan THOMAS, Murphysboro, (col), 1342
4138, Frank CROSSIN, Murphysboro, 1343
1131, James W. GIBSON, Murphysboro, 1344
65, William Isaac WILLIAMS, Murphysboro, 1345
2641, Zona CALVERT, Murphysboro, 1346
3707, Robert Lee THOMPSON, DeSoto, (col), 1347
2921, Albert Frederick EISENHAUER, DuQuoin, 1348
3768, Geroge SUMNER, Carbondale, 1349
1591, Gus SCHWEBEL, Murphysboro, 1350
3253, Leo MAUSCALLE, Murphysboro, 1351
267, Charles STEARNS, Carbondale, 1352
2638, Henry Jacob PFLASTERER, DeSoto, 1353
1788, Bert MARSHALL, Murphysboro, (col), 1354
3490, Jerry NEAL, Elkville, 1355
3009, Victor Joseph MOUTRIA, Murphysboro, 1356
3968, Fred THORNTON, Elkville, 1357
3228, Otto ADAMS, Grand Tower, 1358
1231, William Wellsey ALLEN, Carbondale, 1359
992, John Edward FANNING, Carbonale, 1360
4169, Karl Henry SCHLIESSER, Murphysboro, 1361
1001, Irvin BAGWELL, Ava, 1362
566, Lawrence Earl DARROUGH, Carbondale, 1363
3735, Wilborn MOnroe ANDERSON, Carbondale, 1364
It's that time again. You will shortly be receiving five more editions of the Murphysboro newspapers. I have put the dates of publications and the name of the paper in the subject line. Happy reading!!!
I know that someone told me what this means once before but I'm having one of my "moments" and can't recall. I have a probate file with a sale list and there was something sold called a "bad of tricks". That is this? Thanks.
I don't have access to a Jackson Co. map at the moment? Can someone
please tell me where Somerset Twp. is located in Jackson Co. and also
what towns are located in Somerset Twp.? Many thanks for any help.
Our life may not always be the party we would have chosen, but while we
are here, we may as well dance!
Thanks Tom. I just had a male Whitson with an unknown name in that slot.
Now I have a name!
----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2005 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: [ILJACKSON] WHITSON, "Low" in 1918
> Lowe WHITSON was the son of George W. WHITSON and Alice Theresa ASBURY.
> Tom Shawcross
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary Riseling" <riseling(a)famvid.com>
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> Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2005 10:30 PM
> Subject: [ILJACKSON] WHITSON, "Low" in 1918
>> Has anybody ever heard of this Whitson? He is listed is a 1918 newspaper
>> for Murphysboro, Illinois. I thought I knew all the Whitson's in
>> southern Illinois but this is a new one--unless it's a nickname for one
>> of them that I haven't heard about.
>> Mary Riseling
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Ok everybody, as I'm going through these newspapers I am coming across places that I have never heard of before. Being only 44, I'm sure that these places no longer exist but even after spending 26 years of my life in Murphysboro, I still don't have a clue where some of these places are or were.
Is the Mt. Carbon area the area just east of the outskirts of Murphysboro behind the Wright's Building Center are where some of the public housing is now. It is at the bottom of a hill and then stretches up towards the top of New Hill. How far out did it spread during its hey day because I know there is a Carbon Lake that's just past the top of New Hill on Route 127 as you are going to Anna. Was all this part of the Mt. Carbon area. I remember there is a Mt. Carbon cemetery right there close to the turn off for Carbon Lake.
I'm just trying to get a visual as I read through all these old newspapers as to where these locations were.
Thanks for your help.
Has anybody ever heard of this Whitson? He is listed is a 1918 newspaper for Murphysboro, Illinois. I thought I knew all the Whitson's in southern Illinois but this is a new one--unless it's a nickname for one of them that I haven't heard about.
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