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Herald-Despatch, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1890, Decatur, Illinois by the Chemical Division of the D C and recently completed ral Baking Powder tartar baking st quality superior L strength general usefulness distinguished by the highest expert Baking Powder of the world late Transfers try K xh tr 1 I 1 1 jt 17 MUU ID 1 I jll i t Herbert Mem M is re aur in I 1 m t ock a i n to Decatur ti Min T i I ri i n M f i 1 1 1 li IA T H 8 P Engine Ditched At on the west end of T U i P the engine of freij train V 10 ran through an open swl and fell mtj a ditch at the side of trick A box car next to i r It i in the ISt c JQ t I K -i M s trst i i i lira i i iij Hill 11 1 wh t he li i irti i nt r 1 iv Pit memo I j ft f thur K b he imir an 1 it f 11 n will i us i f iv r if the s very to The n t army genera Iv of fact that Decatur and is exceedingly ni rial hall here ires are now being eph exchange to nt n 3 x d for hre alarms thought that the L lent to the I rk there and hopes to have the ensme the track again by this ars were transferred at the wreck b it trains will be running as U- al to lav At Armington freights N I and No 10 each other Thf left the switch ooen and 1 f r No engineer that all was right and pulled f r Du The accident occurring 1B nt to indicate some c re s Repairing the Damage is being made to rebuild the of the alter nan i c dynamo at the gas works It will 1 1 ren that this armature i out by lightning on yenning The work is undertaken the direction of Electrician Burke the attempt is nil not be determined by ment this afternoon and if the work is done incandescent lights will be furnished to the factories and in residence portions of th city this even ing If the patrons of the company will have to await the arrival of the new armature which hag been tele graphed for Tns residence of Dr Andrew at was struck bv lightning OB Wednesday evening and Mrs was severely shocked but not seriously injured RECEIVED HEW SPRING HATS New Spring Pants TIES NEW SPRING SHIRTS I I act all the Latest Goods CO WITHOUT OS FAVOR ON PUBLIC ISSUES TRUE TO LOCAL INTERESTS VOLUME XII DECATUR ILLINOIS SATURDAY AUGUST 2 1890 NUMBER 48 LOCAL NOTES II is building a new barn rear of his lot on est William t s school convention will be 1 i Mac m on it f i reunion of the Illinois regi 11 will be held at n time chimed bj a number of people in shock was felt here I n 1 t n which the I B j 1 been tilled an 1 is now several higher than the street level I t hunters ire having fne sport ig 1 rabbits which rj i this IHU tired feeling is over i Iv Hoods which i i feeling of buoyancy and strength e whole system Int arc soon to hold an cc sun and investigate the conduct l i of their members who foolishly ft u their wake a board trail and thus side tl unworthy of the name bear of climate are trying t c ill to peo h imp re blood lor all v c institute the majority the st Ayers the e f which cleanses the blood and and invigorates the system fin funeral of Mrs Charles k lace forenoon from the un residence on Franklin treet 1 he services largely attend l and were conducted by Kcv M L of the Lutheran church remains were interred at Greenwood Tim poultry dealers say that their is dull now bring a bet ir i rice than else they handle M now being worth ten cents per dozen first hands The dealers also say that he market has held up a mouth longer ms year than it did last year Hens row sell at wholesale tor cents per ound spring chickens at 8 cents per ound distention of the stomach which many people feel after eating may be due to improper mastication of the food but ID most cases it indicates a weakness of the digestive organs thp best for which is one of Ayer s Pills to be taken after dinner JOHN who is superintending paving o South Water street for the Decatur Tile Co will do all the viting and establish the grade for the full three blocks to be paved before he Commences lav ing brick Mr that all the excavating will be fan ished this week and that he will be able commence la ing brick the first of next week P D E railway will run an to Peoria on Friday August The principal attraction for the sion is the Andrews Opera company which is now playing an engagement at Park The Chimes of Nor will bo the for that night fare for the round trip including c seats to the opera is ON August 10 it will 1 e three tar ince the awful railroad wreck which occurred Chatsworth The Ik wing call has been issued to take me action upon the anniversary i cct by the president of the ti n A meeting of the survivors of he Chatsworth railroad accident of A 10 188 will be held at the PC ma house at b p m Saturday 2 for the purpose of consulting n regard to place of meeting for the annual reunion and for such ther business as may come before the THE game law protecting prairie hickens does not expire until Sept 15 but it is a fact that the intent of the law was September 1st and that the first named date appears on the statute through an error made by the engrossing k clerk of the legislature which passed the aw Sportsmen feel 1 to begin hunting chickens on the t of September but some of the local express th opinion that there be any chickens to hunt They r that some people are already killing ung chickens IG W BROWN who conducts the tri Lie of business colleges at Decatur and Peoria has issued the h-t number of a monthly paper called Je d liege Triangle The matter is yet i experiment and if the paper meets li h the encouragement which its pro thinks it merits it will be a The paper will be devoted t exclusively to college news and i to draw its patronage from the of the three colleges On the first of the initial number is a cut of the building of Decatur and it is by p best looking building of all those ort time since a brakeman and an while on duty had a disagree and the engineer insinuated the keman lied Then the brakeman L choked him There was an J toon and the brakeman was given a thirty day vacation without pay At Bement a few days since another brakeman and engineer quarrelled The brakeman dis luted the engineer and was knocked Jown for his pains Monday night there was an investigation but the engineer is not censured Now some of the are kicking and declare they will send a committee to wait on Supt and that the committee will endeavor to show the superintendent that be unfair in his second decision The brakemen say that what is sauce for should be sauce for the gander The paper Train Despatching Its Use and which Supt G C Kinsman of the Wabash read before the ninth an convention of railway dents of telegraph nt Niagara in J une was copied in the Engineering New a j devoted to the interests of rail way civil and was highly com bupt Kinsman contended that the greater the volume of business the greater the necessity for running every train on schedule time as a means of liability to accidents and facilitating the moving of trains In his paper K read a table which showed that in 85 during the mouth of January the Wabash fi mileage was miles passenger mileage jll average speed of freights 9 miles per hour average speed of passenger trams miles per hoar In January of SlO the freight mileage was passenger mileage 383 106 average of freight trains 13 miles per hour average speed of passenger trains per hour 2a miles In January of 85 there were issued 720 orders in JO 11 285 tram orders in the hrst instance 40 per cent of the trains were late and in January of 90 less than ten per cent were behind the schedule time This is from trains on miles of same in both cases From this showing Supt man is correct in his regarding schedule time The record of accidents which occur on roads of the I mted States which is monthly by the G if til shows that m the month of Tune there were accidents m which fifty eight persons were killed and in jured The statement includes sixty four collisions and suty seven derail ments Seven trains were thrown from the track by cattle strolling on the com pany s right of way there were two cases of misplaced switches and one case of malicious For their mileage Indiana roads escaped remarkably there were but four acci dents on the Indiana roads and in but two of these was any great damage done to property A defaulting railway agent absconded recently with of the railroad s funds Through some means it became known to the railroad that he was in Denver and they immediately telegraphed to have him arrested Just before the message was received he en tered the offices of the Santa Fe and asked for employment as telegraph operator While he was m the office the message asking that the be arrested began to come in over the wire He quickly detected the purport of the message and clearing the railing about the telegraph desk made his escape On Sept 15 the Brotherhood of Rail way Conductors a rapidly growing asso elation will hold its annual meeting at Toledo and there are several important matters to be decided upon at that meet ing One is where the headquarters of the ass shall be It is now at Los Angeles Cal where the tion sprung into existence There is the best of authority for stating that at the present time a majority of the leaders of the association favor Ind for head quarters Kansas City Toledo lud Chic won d like to secure the head quarters Manag cf the Indian Decatur Western road states that of late there has been an abundance of rain on the line of their re ad and the corn crop is unusually promising The business of the r Mil is new very heavy and would bt sti 11 could cars be secured This week he asked the Penn sylvania company to furnish 300 cars to load with gram r the east and they could not furnish them so great is the demand tor cars on their own lines Journal It is said that the case of Miss Clara B Hendryx against the Illinois Central rail road company for damages has been settled She was injured while alight ing from a car at station and is said to be permanently disabled She the company and obtained a judg ment for The company talked of taking an appeal but the case has been settled and Miss Hendryx has received her money P H HUNT the sewer contractor says the hard pan on which the brick work of the sewer rests in some places would itself make excellent sides and a bottom for sewers all that would be necessary would be a flag stone covering Picks and shovels have no appreciable effect on the hard pan and Friday in- creased charges of dynamite were used to get it out of the way J J FINN the East Eldorado street grocer has closed out his business here and will remove to Chicago sometime next week He will engage in the grocery business in Chicago For the present Mrs Finn snd her children will remain in Decatur and it may be several months before they go to Chi cago According to the Wabash station agent directory J at Dawson San gaccon county is the oldest agent in the company's service He has been at Daw son since June 1854 K Harwood of Decatur is among the old timers on the Wabash He has represented the com pany m Decatur since 1868 REV J who has accepted a call extended by the congregation of the German Lutheran church of this city will his farewell sermon to his congre gation at Maysville Wis on Sunday Aug 3 and will at once make prepara tions to come to Decatur He will preach here on Aug 11 THURSDAY the Decatur Lumber Co shipped to Cisco the lumber for the new residence which Aaron Ivens is to have built there H H CLARK CAPTURED The Man Wanted by the Singer People Nailed at Litchfield and Then Released The police at Litchfield covered them selves with glory by catching a violator of the law and then releasing him before authorities could get hold of him Monday they had H H Clark in but before an officer from here could get down there they turned him loose Clark is the man who is wanted here by the Siuger Sewing Machine com pany for A diligent search has been made for him for several steks and the police have made 1 jug journeys to different places under belief that he had been captured only to nnd that a wrong man had been detained This time however there was EO mistake Clark was captured at beyond doubt and one of the policemen telegraphed Marshal Mason to th it effect 1 he marsh il replied at once by wire and wrote to the officer that he had gone on two wild goose chases and did not desire to go on a third He then accurately de scribed Clark even to his wearing ap pai el Tee letter was addressed to the policeman who sent the first message in stead of the marshal and evening a telegraphic came that there was no mistake after noon James Marks city manager of the Sieger company was to go to to bring Clark back Marks started with a great deal of satis faction but came back last evening empty handed and thoroughly disgusted When he reached he learned that the city marshal had released Claik early in the morning and that the pris oner had improved the opportunity of getting away as fast as his legs and a desire to escape legal punish meat would allow Slarks questioned the who made the arrest and con himself that no mistake had been made Then Sir Marks temperature reached the boiling point On his re turn last evening he stated that a coolness exists between the marshal and the who made the arrest This was intensified by Marshal Slason addressing a common policeman on official business when there was a city marshal m Litch field It was an insult fo official dignity t could not go unrebuked and as a Mr Marks says Clark gained his The Singer people have their opi of country police officers They arc justified by the circumstances in the case but the opinion would not do to frame for family use A Will Filed 1 n the court Tuesday the will of the late David Hoover of Macon was filed for probate The deceased depart ed this life on July 25 aged 04 years His estate is valued at about f 6 000 and be named Robert Woodcock of Slacon as the executor He be to his wife C Hoover 000 in cash to his son W T Hoover all of the real estate on condition that he would to the widow annually during her hf time and would always hei a home so long as she wished to re main on the old homestead lie also d i reed that W T Hoover should pay to his brother W K Hoover within one year after the death of the testator thf sum of and that there should be paid to W Iv Hoover during the second year after the death of the testa tor He also decreed that the widow would be entitled to that portion of the household goods which sht may elect to take If the widow elects to take the one third of the property as she under the statute then the bequeather to her will go to the son W F Hoover Robert Woodcock presented his petition for letters testamentary as executor of the will Crop Noted Many fields of oats in the vicinity of Forsythe are turning out poorly and the reported yield is less than twenty bush els to the acre It is reported that at Oakley this week a steam thresher was operated on the yield of 100 acres and secured but 1800 bushels of grain or an average of eighteen bushels to the acre A private letter from John Shellan barger at Sahna Kansas brings very discouraging news that section He says the corn crop both early and late is a complete and total failure over a large area in Western Kansas Nearly all the potatoes now sold here are shipped in from other localities the crop in this locality having proven an almost complete failure Corn is needing rain In Long Creek the corn has commenced to fire m some places On the whole the crop is not looking as well as it did a few weeks ago Another The Mt Carmel officials brought a man to Decatur Tuesday whom they had ar- rested on suspicion that he was the assail ant of Mra A C Foster While the man more closely filled the description sent out than any of the other suspects did still Mrs Foster could not identify him and he was released It is under stood that the police have man held on the charge and they will probably bring him to Decatur to day Advance in Shoe dealers anticipate an advance in the price of all kinds of shoes due to the recent advance in leather from hides up Manufacturers and wholesale dealers are notifying the trade of these facts They say they will be unable to fill orders at the that have heretofore pre THE excavation for the new ian church is progressing satisfactorily SEVERAL ACCIDENTS Frank Hempell Has a Serious Runaway Mishaps Frank Hempell a baker and tioner at had an exciting runaway at an early hour Tuesday morning on the hill which leads to the bridge southwest of the city and together with his family had a miraculous escape from serious if not fatal injuries Hempell and his wife and three children left Jloweaqua at midnight to to Decatur in an open carnage in order that Mrs Hempell and the children take the early train for California Mo Coming down the hill to the Wikoff bridge the neck yoke of the names broke and allowed the tongue to fall to the ground This frightened the and they began to run The animals toie down the nill at a frightful rate The moon had gt ne down and in the dark Mr was at a great disadvantage in handling the team Before the runaway team had far the carnage was upset and Mr Hempell and family were distributed jlong the He st 11 clung to the lines and was dragged for some distance bit was finally compelled to relax his bold The team ran on and struck the end of the bridge throwing one hoiM partially down the embankment aud piling the wreck of the car nage on top of it Mrs Hempell and the children received scarcely any injury at all The youngest of the family a small baby lad one slight bruise on the head Mr was quite painfully hurt his ace being fearfully scratched and his ody and limbs overed with bruises As soon as he ascertained that his family was safe he left them and walked to the city where he secured a carnage and had them brought in Sirs Hempell and children departed on their journey o Missouri on the G 40 train The ear iage m which the family rode from Mo was a complete wreck KICKED BY A HORSE M H Wilson of was in Decatur Monday and while here met with a serious accident He came down see bis trotting horse by which he recently placed with Silly Downing for training Sir Wil son had been in the stall examining the lorse and just as he stepped out the spirited animal kicked him m the side tte did not get the full force of the blow or the accident might have been of a fatal nature As it was he was painfully and will feel the effects of the for some time to come ACCIDENT AT John Griffeth was engaged in helping move a house at Monticello Tuesday when he met with a painful accident which may be attended by serious and perhaps fatal consequences Griffith was engaged in driving the horse that wound up the windlass A stop was made and in some way the windlass was permitted to unwind The tension upon it caused it to revolve with great rapidity and a projecting lever caught Griffith on he head with terrible force knocking urn senseless The full extent of his in juries could not be tamed A Decatur Factory Ahead In the rivalry among manufacturers and sellers of threshing machine scales this season there was a hot fight June 21 at Sidell county 111 Weighers made at Salem and at Indiana points werp in this trial H E Andrews confident of success sent one of his Champion Automatic Scales to be nested with the best at this trial which was witnessed by many threshers and farmers The Sidell Reporter of June 23 reports this decision as follows We the undersigned were witnesses at the contest June 21 held at Sidell 111 do hereby certify that the Champion weigher was the simplest took the least power to run never choked down in the elevators and delivered the dampest grain and was the only automatic weisher that performed the work corret ly and folds down nicely on top of separator W H Taylor Wm Wright R A Stsrk F A Taylor John G Palmer 0 8 Tullia Letter List The following Is a list of remaining on called for at the Decatur postoffice for July Horton H C Johnson Mrs M E Keller W 8 Lock Esther Magee Jim Miller Charlie H Montgomery Belle Reaves Callie James Spencer W N J Etta Winters Anna Zimmerman W E Horse Notes Magnet dam of Anderson Wilkes 2 has dropped a horst colt by Kcd Wilkes The youngster is highly thought of by Brenneman Bros his owners Ryland who was beaten in the 2 30 class trot here trotted third at De troit in a heat when the of the win Ding horse was 2 Axtel will trot at Independence la at the August meeting The king pac Johnston and Brown Hal will lave a match race there At Sunol will go against ler record and Palo Alto w ill seek to jeat the world's stallion record now held by AUel Ind Alei of Kansas City has bought Eva Wilkes a four year old filly with a record of 2 264 She will join Bob Stewart's ble at Clev eland md go through the grand circuit At Streator Billy McGregor got sec nd money in the 2 20 trot Lillie took second m the half mile dash Robert Bonner the owner of Sunol is with the fine performance of us wonderful filly in making a record of for a half mile Looking at her he said I am inclined to the view expressed a ftw days ago bout the of her beating S I now think that fit and well is exceedingly to lower the ild mare's record for a mile II has icen erroneously stated in several papers hat Sunol s 1024 is the fastest half mile record ever made Maud S just be ore I bought her from Mr id a half mile at Chicago in 1 02 She as at that time 6 or 7 years old I may ay that the match with practic lly agreed on and will take place m 1 have heard nothing about s intended public trial at Buffalo >ut I understand that the secretary of the track has said that Sunol will rot there Aug 7 against her 2 rec rd Ash Clinton Benson J C Bowers W E Bruen F E Byrnes H L Chad wick F F M M Criss Mary Ada Jas H Evans Anna Ferris a W Gilberts Nathan Hall Sherman B Marshall Mary S 8 II To Be Delivered Next Sunday Rev W C Miller did not deliver his address on Life to men at the T M C A meeting on Sunday The attend ance was fair and there waa a good pel meeting but in justice to Rev Miller for the time put upon the address it was decided to postpone it until next Sunday to accommodate those ing to hear him but who had previously engaged to attend one of the special meetings held al the same hour The meeting on next Sunday will be held at the same place Bridal Bulletin IBB Albertson I Battle M Huckleberry j George Nightingale Champaign Clara Champaign l Chas Wilson Decatu Annie Piper Decatur In a Pickle Wednesday Dora appeared Justice Ira B Curtis and bad a tate warrant issued for the arrest of a egro named Yute Davis The young woman is employed at the St Nicholas lotel and says that on the 10th of March ast she asked Davis who then worked in he hotel yard to mail a letter for her letter contained a and it is aid that it never reached its destination avis has been absent from the city and in his return she had him arrested The tearing of the case was set for Friday morning but before going to jail to await that time Davis told a story to his effect He had forgotten to mail the etter and late in the evening when he again thought of the matter he asked Ed otter to mail it for him The latter agreed to do so and Davis says that that was the last he saw of it But he also ays that Potter who is the runner for ne St Nicholas came to him late that ight and gave him oO saying that he lad taken from the letter and was willing to divide with Davis hen Da is had told this story a warrant was is ued for the arrest of Potter He came Before Squire Curtis and gave bond in he sum of for his appearance on day morning Potter denies the story old by Davis the negro and says that avis is an unmitigated liar when he ays that he gave him the letter Potter that he never saw the letter and mew nothing of it until Davis told his tory m the police court and the warrant or his arrest was issued That he will be able to successfully f stablish his inno Potter says he has no fear Crop Notes The scarcity of potatoes makes that vegetable a valuable article m the tet A Wabash engineer reports that a man named Fred living at this side of St Louis has re- used an offer for his potato crop in the jround of The patch covers two acres and contrary to the gen eral rule promises a big yield F A Leforgee who has just re from Missouri says the crops here of all descriptions have made a miserable failure He says in a great many fields corn is hardly a foot high and that it is very scant on the ground Trom present appearances he believes hat actual suffering will be the result in that state this winter Supervisor J H Miller of South Wheat land did not plant any oats this rear and from the way the crop is turn ng out he is not a bit sorry for it Good Templars There were four initiations at Decatur Lodge last night The following officers were elected for the coming quarter T Miss Kate Lehman V T Mias Camery secretary Pliny J financial secretary Ed Johnson treasurer D L Bunn marshal John Stoy guard Miss Minnie Bower nel John Spaulding superintendent ol juvenile templars Mrs A T Will Sherman that a tent bad been secured for Good Templar head quarters at the camp meeting Jesse Le forgee and Ed Johnson were selected as committee on street cars Condemnation iCase The city is about to commence pro to have Eldorado street widened between North Water and Mam streets In this block the street is fifteen or twen ty feet narrower than at any point an the city will seek to have condemned fo use as a public highway a strip abou twenty feet wide on the north side o this block A jury has been called am will bear the evidence in the case 01 Thursday morning at 10 o'clock SALVATIONISTS MARRIED A Large Crowd Pays Tan Cents A Head to Witness the Ceremony From Thursday s Bail The grand finale of the Salvation Army camp meeting was the marriage of two officers last evening The guests not restricted to invitations was invited to attend and to pay ten cents There was a big crow d present at Oakland Park and evinced a lively interest in the The contracting parties were 8 Albertson of nd Captain Hattie Huckleberry of There were a host of warriors from other cities Preparatory othe principal event of the evening here were a few short speeches and ral songs charge of lie At the appointed hour lie groom and bride appeared in full ress uniform The marriage ceremony to military tactics was Major but tlie cere mony proper w as performed by Rev M presiding elder of the ist church When he had finished the warriors clustered around the united cap- ains and fired a volley Firing a volley s the Salvation appellation for Amen he spectators were interested in the Both the contracting par es made speeches Captain Albertson a little joke by saying the first me he was married was four years ago the Salvation Army become bis ride He had labored hard in the ranks nd proposed to keep up his work were then made by oore of La Salle and Major Ider Hawes was called for and made a ew remarks General rejoicing followed t was a great day for the army A Rustic Yesterday a young man from the rural was in Decatur There is Dg unusual in young men from the coming to this city but it seemed le youth m question had never before Decatur or any other city He was dressed in his best bib and tucker nd was the sights He rode rom Lincoln Square to the depot on the Line cars When the car cached Broadway the conductor called or the passengers to transfer on account f the track being torn up for the sewer he young man from the rural district wandered up to the sewer digging ma bine which he eyed for a moment low Alderman George Simpson wai icrc and Alderman George is the st practical joker in the county After le rustic had surveyed the machine for moment he enquired if that waa the ram for the depot Alderman Simpson assured him that he bad nadc a great guess and was about to elp the young fellow into one of the big in which the dirt is earned hen some one who could not appreciate ucb a joke steered the rustic to the car round the corner Alderman Simpson disappointed just a little but when e tells the story he laughs quite as as though he bad landed his in the bottom of the trench as he ad intended to do Resignation and the Reason J W Alexander who has been the street superintendent of Decatur or several years has handed in his to Mayor Kanan to take effect August 1 The cause of his resignation s not to be sought in the foolish attacks nd silly twaddle which a certain journal as indulged in with regard to him but oleh in the fact that he has been offered very much better position at a largely salary When I S Kaufman f Spokane Falls Wash was here ays ago he offered Mr Alexander as manager of the Ross Park street railway at Spokane and it s generally conceded that this road is ne of the finest and most thoroughly quipped in the world Mr Alexander will make arrangements at once to re- move to Spokane Falls The salary will very much greater than anything he ever hope to attain as lent of streets here We congratulate iim upon his good fortune at the same ime that we regret bis leaving Decatur Trade Items Harness and leather have advanced 20 ler cent said W I Starr and the man who had a big took on hand is the nan who made money I have one fnend in Chicago who made by buying hides last October and Keeping them until a month ago If he had kept them just a little be could have made fully t is the most marked revival in prices in his line since 1878 Our u taking like wild said W J Wayne Tip Bruce owner of the pacers Barney and ordered two and nearly every other man who attended our race meeting left in order Buck Dickerson of Ind wan among the number Driven on the Grand circuit want them In fact I have such faith in big gales tint I recently placed orders for the material n to make A Rate War It was stated some days ago that a rate war would likely be inaugurated on G A R busmen to Boston during the en- One cause assigned was that the Wabash and several other roads hid combined to control this class of business in the southwest to the exclusion of all other roads Railroad men here do not believe that any such a thing as a rate war will occur They say the rate of is as low as can be expected and that people will be well satisfied to get to make the trip at such a small expense
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