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Decatur Weekly Republican (Newspaper) - May 23, 1895, Decatur, Illinois VOL XXVII DECATUR ILLINOIS THURSDAY MAY 23 1895 NO 44 HV HAMSHER CALHOUN II K I1AMSIIKK W V lilj South Water for In Not in 91.00 TO HIP Kivu old new LOCAL NEWS II appointed acting mid ticket at I Juno 2 the lino will run mi excursion from Hull to In 81 for the round trip i O u divorce from IMH wife Delhi A alleging adultery O M is thu attorney for will ut on day with u by I U Trout f Ohio Tin lev Cold Storage thin city lias its to of stuto The in now by lire w inX company thn court IIHH u fur u divorce from her husband I1 M alleging couple at City in WO IN country II I Trims u fell nit u and had his riyht badly cut by tho Dr who in now at his homo of tho is in thi growing of Dr link int of all competing court Mrs lima Obon linn for u divorce from A idle in the complainant W II stuto of HIP Illinois M W of A has been in to nn lit Kourth of July cole lit Mound I'm of A H Pont o and of W U of Hint cit II 11 routine of th Iv isi I t til nf will liU Mr nut to I but IIP thinks li uo IIP will give Iho IIP ill a trial A I i HID IPS on HIP mid mid the silver will soon bo C V nf Hi ut liai In IIM of thu Virginia for Ho in u Stato miil und mi of quitu OUT FOR TRAMPS Aid Drake will Spend Hundreds of Dollars to Catch the Scamps who Swindled Hia Son The police Saturday evening heard a tory of a sensational of two boys by two villainous tramps seemed too improbable to bo be- Tho boy victims Clarence ruke son of Aid J L Drake of tho Seventh ward und Short eon of Vim Emma S Short both of North street und both 14 of age is u messenger boy at tho Union telegraph and ho Hid saved 83.50 which ho had an ut J Millikin bank JIurenco nnd Short were out Saturday delivering a message near tho mill and on tho sidewalk they got into conversation with two tramps story is that tho tramps dis- played u revolver and demanded what tho boys hud Both denied that they had any money but Clarence con- Unit ho had some money in tho By a series of hair-raising threats Clarence wiis forced to that ho would go to tho bank draw a check and get tho money tho trumps going with him to tho door of the bunk declaring that if the said a word to anybody they would shoot them dead Clarence states that ho got tho money and going on East Main street with tho trumps gave them tho money By throats of violence it is re- lated the boys were pledged to secrecy und was told to go to tho tern Union and resign his place which he said hu did Tho boys wont to dinner nothing to their parents about their experience and afterwards claim to have met the trumps going with them out on the west of tho city whore tho tramps pro to make a to boil some coffee They went off u little distance to ge some wood und warned them that i they left they would be Killed boys said they licit and then told tho story in substance as given Marshal Mason talked to tho Drake boy and Aid Druko the story tho Short boy hud to relate Both stories agreed Investigation proved that tho Druko boy had money from tho bunk but the yarn about tho tramps their threats and the revolvers didn't go very well Tlie officers reach tho conclusion that the boys if tho met any tramps at all worked up by tho wild stories of adventure they told and that possibly buys wore told if they could get some money they would all go off together to the wilds of Texas or tho west and have a time Tho imagination of the boys hud whetted by reading of adventure and they easy victims of tho designing trumps who after getting tho money simply lien i and left tho boys 10 rind bright their way A good description ot tho two trumps wuu given by tho boys and day Marshal Mason by direction of Aid Drake sent out description cards hoping to catch thu trumps that they may be vigorously lias his duties at the ilo still insists that it was of robbery and that ho drew money from tho bank and gave it to tramps because ho feared if ho di not lie would bo killed NO INCOME TAX You Don't Have to Pay Because the Law is Unconstitutional Such the Decision of Supreme Court i to WASHINGTON D C May Supremo Court of the United States n session to-day declares the entire income tax law This settles the whole dispute and the government revenue will 30 shortened to tho amount of the tax to be collected under the law Two of tho justices of the four who lad previously voted to uphold the law changed their minds because at tho time they so voted they were personally of tho opinion that tho law was unconstitutional They GO voted at because they are devotees to tho ancient law dogma of stare de- The common people of this try may not fully understand that musty Latin law principle It means in com- mon language that if the Supreme court has at any time rendered an ion as to n certain state of facts that court must hereafter never change that decision notwithstanding it may happen that tho justices personally may hold tho view that the original decision is unconstitutional illegal inequitable and absurd This doctrine means that if in tho remote past tho Supreme court has decided that it was a basis of religious liberty in this country that witches should be burned at the stake must still be burned at the stake that since tho old bluo laws of the Maryland colonists applicable to the Washington District which have never been repealed de- clare that a man shall have his tongue bored if ho shall blaspheme or shall be ont to jail if ho shall kies his on unday tho penalties described by that statute of superstitions and in drt barbarous colonial times must still o enforced It unquestionably is a fact that among he Justices ot the United States remc Court there wore at least two so in tho legal Bourbonism of tho that they willing to sacrifice conscientious opinion und their judgment to tho fetich of ancient and that when they swore to tho constitution and tho laws ioy did BO with tho reservation that licy would exorcise no independence of as to any questions which had ecu decided before they wore born by majority of the then existing Supremo A TRAGIC DEATH Paul Smith the Carpenter Fatally Burned in a Fire From Tuesday's Dally This afternoon Paul Smith the penter and contractor whose home was at West William street was found burned to death in a small brush fire near the Brush College school house east of the city three miles on the road extending from East William street The deceased was found by some men in the employ of A H Cope who are building a culvert in They found Mr Smith that vicinity lying with his IN tho county court llumiii'T Allan and fur conduct on complaint of Tom couldn't pay mid a of WnH passed but it to the man u tn pay up In ita early may bo by tho vise of It stopH tho eolith irritation of mill induces In tin of this T IN M UMM Hi to n nf was conducted the worn on- i t IIP paving Mr will bp to defend hin eidr i litigation animal of thp or thi will in III on lunr will nC by PROMPT PAYMENT Tho John Hancock Insurance Company Pays a Loss in Less Than 10 Days On tho 21st of February the John A Kintnor of took out a policy of on her life in tho John Hancock Insurance Company of Bos ton through tho agency of Gulvin Goodson Co of this city Mrs Kint tier died tha tiret part of the month and on the Kith tho proof of he douth was received und ono week lute tho husband who the received n for The is tho amount of dividend earned sine tho policy was issued This is prompt work for a life insui company und is very creditable this company but it is not out of bar with its general policy in to prompt payments which accounts fo tho largo volume of business that Goodson it Co arc doing for th company in Central Illinois which con prises their exclusive territory that Dr Price's Creai linking Powder gives better results wit spoonful other with two head in the fire in tho school yard where he had apparently been engaged in burning some and brush It is supposed that Mr Smith was overcome by the smoke or had a fainting falling into tho fire Mr Smith was pact 50 years of age and was a veteran of the late war having served in Co K Indiana Infantry lie was a member ot Dunham Post 141 G A R He leaves a widow Coroner Bendure was called to the scene of tho tragic death to take charge of the body From Dally This noon Coroner Bendure held the inquest ou the body of the late Paul Smith who was found dead Tuesday in tho Spangler cemetery near the Brush College school house two miles east of Decatur on the William street road Tho evidence was heard at the homo of tho widow on West William street and was as G M Ruble teacher at the Brush College school Had known the deceased about one week aud saw him at a m May 21 Ho was then rilling up some graves talked to him about his work he did not complain about feeling did not see him after that until ho was found dead at about 3 p m Do not know the cause of his death but think ho was unconscious when he fell Do not know whether he moved after he fell or not Cannot say whether life was extinct or not when found He could not have laid there moro than 15 or 20 minutes after he fell Clarence White u pupil at tho school Did not know deceased first saw him at p m I saw him again at 3 p m with a pitchfork lying across his stomach I think he was dead then His hat was burning The teacher told me to go und call some men who were working on a bridge Deceased was found lying on his with liis limbs drawn up and his by his side Tho verdict was that Paul Smith camo to his death from n stroke of The jurymen were Dr II D Hoil W H Kirkwood A G Gallagher Dr E B Walston E S Baker and H P Han thorn It appears that Mr Smith who was an officer of Iho Cemetery sociation had been in tho habit of ing after tho grounds Ho was there yesterday cleaning up and straightening things out Ho had piled the trash grass in littlo mounds and then applied tho match but tho lire got beyond his control and in tho excitement growing out of lighting tho lire ho became and died Thero was no ono with him and as ho fell in the firo he was moro or less burned about tho head Mr Smith leaves a widow in able circumstances Ho was always in- und saving and had amassed A CONFERENCE State and County Superintendents Discuss School Matters Tuesday's Dully To-day a district conference of county superintendents of public schools was held at the office of Superintendent Keller in tho court house The ence was called by the Hon S M luglis of Carbondale State Superintendent of Public Instruction who with his ant Prank Kirk of Charleston was present There were twelve counties represented by superintendents as Hattie P Wilson ton S M A Montgomery ville B Lowe Sullivan H Gordon Paris N Beeman Robinson E Hawthorne Granville S Cole Lincoln L Whisnand Charleston H Martin G Keller Decatur A Gastman Decatur city superintendent The points brought up for discussion for mutual assistance and of action wore county superintendent reports for 1895 visitation of schools ex- amination of teachers and annual tutes Mr Inglis and Mr Kirk left this afternoon for Galesburg where there will be a similar conference to-morrow STATE CONVENTION Illinois Christian Sabbath School Workers in Session Scliools in M in MID-SUMMER INN OVATION Beauty Hats at Bradley Bros Big Ladies Out m Force hava mul property ut slip IIP her ami I her y nf will of i ill C in on -1 mid K uf of is a willow und there lire and sisters The father of was a soldier in tho luto wur If the report current at tho time of ho first decision was accurate two of ho Justices of tho United States Su iremo Court decided in that tho lately of tho Republic and the dignity of tho law required them not to render in accordance with their and best legal information but subordinate their judgment to tho news of men who acted under tions which existed thirty-five igo and who have long been dead This one interpretation of thq doctrine of sturo It is this doctrine servile adherence to which has plunged the country into confusion and brought tho groat tribunal of tho United States Supreme court into tho disfavor of tho people According to this doctrine if thero bad been a phonograph fifty years ago the decision of tho Supremo court of to-day might bo found in tho utterances then recorded in the wax There cnn be little doubt that tho United States Supremo court first divided upon tho income tax case because thero were at least two justices who surrendered their individual con- to a legal tradition and who construed their oaths to require them to look to the past for their rule of action and not to tho present or the future Upon the general unconstitutionally of tho Income Tax Law the Court is un- to be divided as the law Fuller Field Gray Shims for the law Harlan considerable property He was in every respect good citizen The funeral will bo held Thursday afternoon and tho burial will bo ut tho cemetery IN perfect Harmony and unanimity rises the chorus of praise for Dr Price's Baking Powder PERSONAL MENTION Folrath is entertaining his ter Mrs C Webster of Monticello John H Powell of Seattle ton if in tho city visiting Mr and Mrs E A Gastman Mrs I M Wertz of Macon is visiting in tho family of her sister Mrs A Mason street Mr and Mrs John D Miller of THE GERMAN BAPTISTS Everything Ready for the Crowds Which Are Expected to Come Tho German Baptists will find thing in upple pie order when the guard of the groat wave strikes Decatur to-morrow The contractors have done their part and the work has been well done The Pino City now covers Oakland Park aud all it wants is the population Tho accommodations are ample for people and probably a larger number can gather in the great tabernacle and listen to the sermons The lunch rooms and dining halls with their large ranges are all ready for use and if water is required it is there and in quantity Tho grounds are in splendid condition und in there is nothing left to bo Tho secretary of tho tion has boon on tho grounds for the last few days but this afternoon re- turned to his home in Cerro Gordo Ho will with other officers of tho tion bo on hand prepared to give all needed information Ministers of the denomination will be present during tho week and will bo delivered in the large Tho first of tho series will bo preached to-morrow evening Obituary Tho funeral of Mrs Grace F Brooks of Brooks was hold at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the dence of her parents Mr and Mrs An- drew Shoemaker on East Eldorado street The services were conducted by Rev W II assisted by Rev R G Hobbs and were very largely attended Thero were many beautiful floral tributes Appropriate music was rendered by a quartet composed of Misses Addie Ebert Florence Hatch D L Bunn and Troy Alexander The bearers were John Bragg Richard McMasters Eugene Head H C Anthony and Robert Mueller Tho interment was at Greenwood Grace Shoemaker was born Aug 7th 1867 Was united in marriage to J Brooks of Springfield Dec 1889 She had been a member of tho terian church for several years Her homo has been in Chicago for tho past 3 years her husband being principal of ono of the schools there She had been a sufferer from asthma for several years but was taken seriously ill about 4 weeks ago with La Grippe which finally The 21st annual convention of the State Sunday School Association of the Church of Christ began at tho tian tabernacle Tuesday afternoon with a large attendance of delegates The devotional were con- ducted by Rev H M Brooks of Paris and Rev George F Hall of the Decatur church gave tho address of welcome to which Rev W W of ville responded Dr J W Allou of Chicago gave a splendid address on The Holy Spirit Our Helper It was heard with interest and profit Committees were appointed as D C Brown city C E Hull Salem H McGinnis Polo W W Weedon Taylorville ton Mason City Order of S Haynes En- J H Wright Normal J J Harris DuQuoin ville A A Devore J A rison Stanford B Hale Peoria J M ris Galesburg C G Cantrall P town Mrs W C Tuscola W D Deweese W Thomas Rantoul J D Miller Shelbyville Laura V Thompson Carthage The building was at the evening hour when Rev G W Burrell of Peoria offered prayer The president of the association S S Jones of Danville de- livered tho annual which dealt with tho work of enlarging and ing tho Sunday school work in the state loading the children into the churches aud to noble and useful lives WEDNESDAY There was a devotional service at the tabernacle at o'clock It was well attended and was conducted by T F Weaver of Lincoln W P Cannon of Eureka made the reports for the treasurer and the board They showed that thero are schools in tho state with attendants Re- for the year tures balance Tho reports were discussed by Revs Haynes Weaver Brinkerhoff and Brooks with more or less earnestness God's Revelation to Man in Man aud through was discussed by J N Lester of Waukegan It was a topic of lively to all present and consid enthusiasm was aroused With a line Knox P Taylor of Bloomington the state evangelist who has boon in tho harness ifor 15 gave a very interesting address on mal Work The enterprising Bradley Bros introduced a new feature at their ular dry goods and millinery ment and the innovation in Decatur takes well with the ladies the expectations of the firm It is he mil summer millinery opening so popular in the large cities aud by observing it tie Bradley Bros have placed Decatur in this respect at least side bj with Chicago and New York Aud that femininity appreciate age the innovation is proven by tho Surpre number of ladies who thronged tho store to-day in response to invitations to inspect admire and buy the loves of bonnets and hats in the superb display everthing now and strictly up to date being exhibited with approved taste anil lavish prodigality It was with that the reporter could make his way through the throng and his presence was apparently ua noticed because tho ladies were too much interested in the splendid exhibit shown in tbe mirrored cabinets cases flanked by American in princely profusion Notes on a few of the beautiful hats were taken They included these Conley Sailor trimmed in cerise roses and ivy foliage and berries Paradise aigrette Largo white hat with fancy trimmed with Mercury wings large brown poppies and foliage Child's hat brim of shirred eyelet lace baby ribbon in cream ostrich tips trimming Dutch bonnet in jet trimmed with Mercury wings and shade cream roses and velvet ribbon ties Anna Gould hut with shirred brim of white bell crown trimmed with ostrich tips and Mercury wings Very handsome white straw hat trimmed with different of lilac black velvet ribbon bows side bandeaux of black velvet ribbons and rhinestone ornaments Olga hat with crown ft pink satin braid brim of pink chilfon tl Celebration Logan ump No nt its regular Thursday evening May 10 re- IM hold in tho city park ill 111 on Tuesday Juno 18 a basket of tho Invitations have been i Jackson White In grand of the stale and t- of I Latham j Lincoln and plan's lions will this eventful casion Tho of general A Clem W C K Wood S Linn Beidler Isaac Chirk Win Kd It Wm C C P A Hills Geo Neves and O Mayer byville are delegates to the Christian state Sunday school convention Misses Anna Barber and Maggie hart of who are attending the Sunday school convention are tho guests of J C Hane and family Mr aud Mrs have returned from their bridal trip They will bo at homo to friends after July 1 at their residence at 841 West Wood street D O Miltimore of Los Angeles Cal arrived in the city last and is the guest of Mr and Mrs Sullivan Burgess Mr Miltimore is a prominent man in Los Angeles and ho out hero in the interest of olive growers Attorney I A Buckingham and K T Allinon left last night for Corwith la to take depositions in tho suit of the Brick aud Tile company against Mr Allinon Ho claimed that they did not deliver according to con tract tilp that he bought of them and refused for that reason to pay as they in congestion of the lungs The lake breeze being to severe for her she was brought to her parents home about two weeks ago with the hope that the change would benefit her She improved for a short time then grew rapidly worse Her suffering was severe but was Christian resignation and patience She thought more of others than of herself She had a sweet and affectionate disposition and to know her was to love her Besides a large circle of friends to mourn her sad and early death she leaves a husband and daughter Florence aged 3 years a father mother brother Ernest and two sisters Mollie of this city and Mrs H J Swartz of Centralia leave success to in the baking Dr Price's Baking Powder makes it sure Dr Allen returned to Chicago to-day There are about delegates present svith many ladies It is a very responsive convention Applause at times is generous There are about us many ladies as men present Among the active business men in at- tendance is W C- of Tuscola Miss Anna Hale of Peoria is the for K P Taylor tho state gelist Dr S P Moore of Jacksonville anc H his assistant W D Deweese of Bloomington are present To-morrow Mrs Welty will arrive from Bloomington bringing with her 8 children who will be used as a mode primary class D W Chaso represents tho Christian Standard Cincinnati O W Stewar the Christian News G A Wil lets tho Christian Oracle Chicago Tlie ladies of the Decatur serve dinner and supper for the dele gates daily at the old Christian churc on Edward street The delegates ge breakfast at the homes oE our peopl where they are given lodging at lake and river the graa steamers are invariably supplied with Dr Price's Baking Powder Got His Passes Tom the city ticket agent for the Illinois Central was feeling pretty good last night It will be re- called that while he was in Bloomington last week attending the G A R en- a gent dug down in Tom's pocket and got his which contained 814 in with gold beads Alsatian elfect of black tips at back finished with a of block handsome jet finishing tne front The ladies who could not find time day to attend the mid-summer will be gratified ta learn that it will be continued until Thursday or Friday All will be welcome It should bo added in this connection that the visitor will find something new and attractive in- every department of 10 establishment In the silk are shown fancy check silks for in the dress goods section one for skirts and suits in tho Kid love department new ack Jouvin kids in tho wash goods de- embroidered broches special t cents in the muslin underwear will be found the new umbrella and Empire gown and GO on hrough the domestic lace curtain iet and cloak now aud handsome Every department buyer in the that secured all the good hings of the season for his section and akes pleasure in calling attention to he articles IN Florida the land of Bowers Dr Price's Bilking Powder is favorite It leads in all the states IN the mail to-day Col R V received an invitation from J C Grimes on behalf uE the Illinois Division Sous of Veterans to deliver Oak Cemetery field on Decoration Day at the ing of the splendid monument erected by Post Senator Palmer and others are to make addresses Col will accept the invitation Wanted I will be at North Church street Decatur 111 on Saturday aud Monday May 25 and 27 Would like a car load of good driving horses weighing from to pounds anil from ij to 8 years old broken sound and in Highest market will in the county court gave his decision in favor ot B 0 Mc- administrator of the estate of the late P A Leforgee and against Nellie Leforgee which required the widow to turn over to the administrator notes lo the amount of less began this morning excavating or the foundation of the new boiler room at the plant of the Milling and Elevator company The room will occupy between the present boiler room and the storage house It will be feet and the storage capacity will IDC barrels MB D L have moved to 831 North Monroe street they will reside They have re- to Decatur from Mr McGinnis expects to go into the teal estate business here cash his railroad passes and some able papers Last evening Tom got his book back sent to him by a ton officer to whom it had been given by the finder It contained everything lost lost except the money Tom would have been far better pleased if the money too had restored to him but he is not kicking very hard ho is for the return of the passes and tho Busies Those 31.50 tan razor Oxfords for like wear like and are like hoes that you will lind sold at n other stores and are altogether the new shoes that we have offered you this season Any size and five widths to 8 and from A to E tad high-cut shoes of the same for a more than be found only at Powers Shoe Store Bell vs Bell In the circuit clerk's Mrs Victoria Bell began suit for a divorce from her husband Charley Bell ing drunkenness There ren 2 9 and years The for the complainant are the Mills Bros Bicycle Record Broken Los Cal May Lacy a local rider yesterday lowered tho competition race world's held by L S jes Lacey's time was A Big Fire The Wabash depot at Monticello caught fire last evening and the entire was burned out A bicycle eral trunks a large quantity of express packages wero consumed Killed in a Runaway 111 May Sullivan an organizer of tho union was riding on a wazon to-day when the team ran away and livan was killed DIED In of Johnson The funeral fron North Fort church On May fi of on street of Martha Kvans ir Thu Tnp Corn and I Dei is at by -I IL is the verdict of every lady and musician who looks upon tho superb Haines and Reed Son's pianos at the C B Prescott music house Highest of all in U 3 Gov't Report PURE
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