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Decatur Weekly Republican (Newspaper) - May 23, 1895, Decatur, Illinois Dccntur VOL. XXVII. DECATUR, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, MAY 23. 1895. NO. 44 I'l III.IKIIKII KYKKYTIIIMMIDAY HV HAMSHER CALHOUN, II. K. I1AMSIIKK. 'W. V. (JALIIOl'N. lilj South Water struut, TKIIMH. for Iinnurn. In lnlvnnui; Not piiid in 91.00 1-50 NDTICi; TO orili-rlnir HIP Kivu yiiilr old '.H'll H.H new udilrpsn. LOCAL NEWS. II. fA.-i.v hufibi-en appointed acting fri-ich' mid ticket ntfcnt at Maroii. I >.v Suniliiy, Juno '2, the Vnndiilia lino will run mi excursion from 'J't-rro Hull to In D'-ciitur, fiiru boinp; 81 for the round trip. (i. O, Di'NMrojiii di'f-ircH u divorce from IMH wife Delhi A. Duncoomb, alleging adultery. O. M. f.iiiiu is thu attorney for tin- I'oiiipliiiimnl, Tin: (ii-rmuii lluptist cunipmocting will bi'i.'in ut Oakluiiil I'ark on Thurs- day ninht with u sorimm by Kldor I. U Trout, "f TrotWDod, Ohio. Tin. Ducutur lev uiul Cold Storage rompiuiy, thin city, lias Htirrunderod its cliurtur to tliu sucrotai'y of stuto. The liUHiiippii in now uporalud by tliu lire w. inX company. l.s thn i.-irruit court NVIli iK-r IIHH lili-il u bill fur u divorce from her husband, I1'. M. Iliuiigurilncr, alleging T'liu couple wcro imirriud at City in WO. IN llip country Tiii'.iiiiiy II. I''. Trims, u plustornr fell nit u Hcnirold and had his riyht liuiul badly cut by tho trosvel. Dr 1'ollins attimdcd Triivin, who in now at his homo 'l.'JU Ku.tt Contoi1 struo't, of tho llttost" is illustrutui in thi' growing HiilfH of Dr. Prku's link int; IV.vdpr. lp'ur ulioiid of all competing, I.v (hi! ciruuit court Mrs. lima Obon nhiiiri linn uppliod for u divorce from hu> liiiHbiind, Calpb A. Olii'nsliuiii, idle dpHprtion in 1HH1. the' uttorm-pii ftn1 tin- complainant, .YITMII.NK.Y W. II. stuto iiilviuur of HIP Illinois M. W. of A., has been in viti-d to iliMivoi' nn uildroiiHoM Wtiodunit1 lit tin- Woiiilmiin Kourth of .July cole lit l''iiTy's GiMve, Uluc Mound. 'I'm; of 111'1 A, H. Pont o Poiitiii.: and of tin- W. U. of Hint cit; pnvH-iili-il II. 11. MrDowi-ll, i.f routine tin1 of th k'nlil hi'iiili'il PIIIIP. Iv isi I') inovr t til" liv.vn nf IlillUSrV, Wlll'l'l! 111! will Illllltl liU Mr. doi-'i nut liki- to Inuvo I) i-iiliir. but IIP thinks tlmt li" i-aii uo lii'lti-i1 .-it Kmiiupy uiul IIP will give Iho piil'Tprin- IIP liiisi ill vii'W a trial. A I i. pMKtipnm- ypNtiTiliiy wpliring HID IPS iutroiliii'i'il on tin- syHli-m. I'liinliii'Soi-M wiMl1 HIP sliii'lil mid mid otlipr the silver Hliii-lil. Siiiiimi-i1 I'upK will soon bo iutro- duri'd. I'liui. C. V. Ur.v.Mii.nM, latii principlil nf tin- Hi Imolsi ut Miirou, liai) bnpn PII- Kiiucil In in-1 IIM prinripul of thu Virginia Hi'hooln for thi1 piisuiiiji Hcliool ypiir. Ho in u uriulimtpol llir lllinoin Stato Nor- miil Univpi'nity und mi i-diiuutor of quitu CAHDS 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 hold-up of two )ocutur boys by two villainous tramps vhich seemed too improbable to bo be- iuvecl. Tho boy victims wcro Clarence )ruke, son of Aid. J. L. Drake, of tho Seventh ward, und Gcorgo Short, eon of Vim. Emma S. Short, both of North IMwurd street, und both 14 ycurs of age. is u messenger boy at tho iVcstorn Union telegraph ollice, and ho Hid saved 83.50 which ho had an leposit ut J. Millikin Co.'s bank. JIurenco nnd Short were out Saturday 'orcnoon delivering a message near tho Uutliold mill, and on tho sidewalk they got into conversation with two tramps, story is that tho tramps dis- played u revolver, and demanded what noney tho boys hud. Both denied that they had any money, but Clarence con- L! Unit ho had some money in tho Imnk. By a series of hair-raising threats Clarence wiis forced to promise! 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 boyti said a word to anybody they would shoot them dead. Clarence states that ho got tho money and going urouiul 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 Cluronco was told to go to tho Wes- tern Union ollico and resign his place which he said hu did, Tho boys wont to dinner, suiil nothing to their parents about their experience and afterwards claim to have met the trumps, going with them out on the Wubaah ruilrouc west of tho city, whore tho tramps pro cceded to make a llro 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. Botli boys said they licit and then told tho story in substance as given. Marshal Mason talked to tho Drake boy and Aid. Druko hoiird the story tho Short boy hud to relate. Both stories agreed substuntiully. Investigation proved that tho Druko boy had tukon II'IH 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 tin- 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 grc-at time, Tho imagination of the boys hud bci.'ii whetted by reading ntorius of adventure and they wcro easy victims of tho designing trumps, who after getting tho money, simply lien uppruiTil i iiciiinporud and left tho boys 10 rind bright iiiiw their way hoir.e. A fuirly good description ot tho two trumps wuu given by tho boys and Sun- day Marshal Mason by direction of Aid. Drake sent out description cards hoping to catch thu trumps that they may be vigorously priiHi'Ciited. Clan-nee lias resinned his duties at the toll-graph olllci1. ilo still insists that it was ucaso of robbery and that ho drew tliu money from tho bank and gave it to tlio 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 iviut the Decision of Supreme Court i To-Duy, [SpCCllll to tllollErUDLIL-AN.) WASHINGTON, D. C., May Supremo Court of the United States n session to-day declares the entire income tax law unconati- :utional. This settles the whole dispute and the government revenue will 30 shortened to tho amount of the tax oxpocted 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 lirst because they are devotees to tho ancient law dogma of stare de- The common people of this coun- 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 opin- 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 fun- damental basis of religious liberty in this country that witches should be burned at the stake, witchng 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 wifo on unday, tho penalties described by that nciout 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 Su- remc Court there wore at least two so ndurutod in tho legal Bourbonism of tho onch that they wctc willing to sacrifice icir conscientious opinion und their egiil judgment to tho fetich of ancient ilings, and that when they swore to upport tho constitution and tho laws, ioy did BO with tho reservation that licy would exorcise no independence of udgmont as to any questions which had ecu decided before they wore born by majority of the then existing Supremo ourt, A TRAGIC DEATH. Paul Smith, the Carpenter, Fatally Burned in a Fire. From Tuesday's Dally. This afternoon Paul Smith, the car- penter and contractor, whose home was at 8iO 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 yciituriluy .Imlu'ii llumiii'T tlni'd Allan lli'iimm and fur diHiinlnrly conduct on complaint of Tom Woiivi-r. Hi- couldn't pay, mid a wiiti-nrr of !KUllivn WnH passed, but it WIIH minppiidod to the yoiinn man u climu'p tn pay up. I'n.MoNAiiv p.diiHiiinption, In ita early ntiwi-H. may bo clu-cked by tho vise of AJ-IT'H L'lu-rry I'rctornl. It stopH tho ilistri'Hsini; eolith, Hoothi'M irritation of tin- tlirnnl mill ImiKf, uiul induces nuich- niH'dril rrpiwp. llundriHls hnvo tcstillcd In tin' rcmarkubli) virtuoH of this pro- T IN lii'M-ircuit nmrt Uufus M. Klliott UMM pnicfcdinirti Hi. MiTtin to .tri-nrr n Kpttlunicnt nf part- iHTslup liiisiiii'SM svhii'h was conducted !it IVorin. wlii'i'i' the KiMitli-mi'ii worn on- HUC'J i" t IIP C'liiiTi'tp paving busiiK'Ss Mr. Miirtin will bp ri-iuly to defend hin eidr i'( thi- litigation. TIIF animal dtiitp I'nnvpiitinn of thp [iiithprun l.pugui spoonful thniiuny other powderdoi. with two. head in the fire in tho school yard, where he had apparently been engaged in burning some traeh and brush. It is supposed that Mr. Smith was overcome by the smoke or had a fainting spclli 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, 110th 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 follows: G. M. Ruble, teacher at the Brush College school, testified: 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 sick- 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, testified: 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 liaiul-i by his side, Tho verdict was that Paul Smith camo to his death from n stroke of apo- plexy. 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 Spunglor Cemetery as- sociation, had been in tho habit of look- ing after tho grounds. Ho was there yesterday cleaning up and straightening things out. Ho had piled the trash :ind 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 pros- trated 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 comfort- able circumstances. Ho was always in- dustrious und saving and had amassed A DISTBICT CONFERENCE. State and County Superintendents Discuss School Matters. I'rom 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 confer- ence was called by the Hon. S. M. luglis, of Carbondale, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, who with his assist- ant, Prank Kirk, of Charleston, was present. There were twelve counties represented by superintendents, as fol- lows: Hattie P. Wilson, Clin- ton. S. M. A. Montgomery, Shelby- ville. B. Lowe, Sullivan. H. Gordon, Paris. N. Beeman, Robinson. E. Hawthorne, Granville. S. Cole, Lincoln. L. Whisnand, Charleston. H. Martin, Monticollo. G. Keller, Decatur. Decatnr--E. A. Gastman, Decatur, city superintendent. The points brought up for discussion for mutual assistance and detiniteness of action wore county superintendent reports for 1895, visitation of schools, ex- amination of teachers and annual insti- 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 tin? Slati1 M 1th in tin- Kaliis MID-SUMMER INN OVATION. Beauty Hats at Bradley Bros.' Big Ladies Out m Force. hava pop- ctrrrl mul property ut slip ilpcri.-i'il IIP iliviili-d her ('uthpriiip ami I.Di'inp- I lumrd her liiisb.iinl, Mii.'hui'l y. a-! pxi-i-uliir nf tin- will. fur.r-rul of .l.-ssi- Alvu i li'i-U TH.....lay ill llu- 1'i'vU C'. i-'umvh in Civi'k ]U- ilii-d on Miif -1 punilli'i mid il.iys. Ki-v. K, uf tin- Dri-iitiir i'hiiri-h, tin1 fuiiprul. 'L'lio inullu'r of TUM'd is a willow, und there lire fi.nr lirotlu-rs and sisters. The father of Jussv 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 oIToct that tho lately of tho Republic and the dignity of tho law required them not to render uclgment in accordance with their cou- iciencos and best legal information, but :o subordinate their judgment to tho news of men who acted under condi- tions which existed thirty-five yeurs igo, and who have long been dead. This one interpretation of thq doctrine of sturo decisis. 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- victions 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- derstood to be divided as follows: Acuinst the law. Fuller, Field, Gray, liruwor, 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 Spunglcr cemetery. IN perfect Harmony and unanimity rises the chorus of praise for Dr. Price's Baking Powder. PERSONAL MENTION. Folrath is entertaining his sis- ter, Mrs. C. Webster, of Monticello. John H. Powell, of Seattle, Washing- 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. Gontzlcr, 8G6 Mason street. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Miller, of Shel- THE GERMAN BAPTISTS. Everything Ready for the Crowds Which Are Expected to Come. Tho German Baptists will find every- thing in upple pie order when the van- 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 genorons quantity. Tho grounds are in splendid condition, und in [act there is nothing left to bo dosii'od. Tho secretary of tho associa- 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 associa- tion, bo on hand Lo-morrow, prepared to give all needed information. Ministers of the denomination will be present during tho week, and sormons 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, wifo of JamosW. Brooks, was hold at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the resi- dence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. An- drew Shoemaker, on East Eldorado street. The services were conducted by Rev. W. II. Pcuhallegon, 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 pall- 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. 25th, 1889. She had been a member of tho Presby- 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 ter- The 21st annual convention of the State Sunday School Association of the Church of Christ began at tho Chris- 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. Wecdon, of Taylor- 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 fol-j lows: D. C. Brown, city; C. E. Hull, Salem. H. McGinnis, Polo; W. W. Weedon, Taylorville; H.C.Little- ton, Mason City. Order of S. Haynes. En- pjlewood: J. H. Wright, Normal; J. J. Harris, DuQuoin. W.McCleavc, Lawrence- ville; A. A. Devore, ChicBgo; J. A. Har- rison, Stanford. B. Hale, Peoria; J. M. Mor- ris, Galesburg; C. G. Cantrall, Williams- villc. P. Harris- town; Mrs. W. C. Kenuer, Tuscola; W. D. Deweese, Bloomincton. W. Thomas, Rantoul; J. D. Miller, Shelbyville; Laura V. Thompson, Carthage. The building was lilled 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 uddrest, which dealt with tho work of enlarging and extend- 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 G50; schools in tho state with attendants. Re- ceipts for the year, S'24Si.7-l: expendi- tures, 81432.8G; balance, SIOi51.88. 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 intorest to all present, and consid orable enthusiasm was aroused. With a line ctiart Knox P. Taylor, of Bloomington, the state evangelist, who has boon in tho harness ifor 15' gave a very interesting address on "Nor- mal Work." The enterprising Bradley Bros, introduced a new feature at their ular dry goods and millinery establish- 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 siilo with Chicago and New York. Aud that femininity appreciate :u-.d en.our- 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 diffi- culty 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 and1 cases flanked by American Ueauty in princely profusion. Notes on a few of the beautiful hats were taken. They included these beauties: 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, rosettesof baby ribbon in cream; ostrich tips trimming. Dutch bonnet in jet. trimmed with Mercury wings and tuniuoise 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 Nethcrsolo hat, with crown" ft pink satin braid, brim of pink chilfon, liiuu tl Moclovn Wooclmon Celebration. Logan (.'ump, No. nt its regular imvlintr, Thursday evening, May 10, re- IM hold in tho city park, ill, 111., on Tuesday, Juno 18, 1S9.1. a m-.i'a'ii basket culebriitiun of tho onler. Invitations have been ox- i lirown, Jackson, White, tondi-d In ihe grand ollicers of the stale and t-.) i-ampn of Snrinu'lield, Coniland, I Decntur. IlliopolU. Latham, Ddavan, j VYnviii. Klkhurl, L'lilltop, I'Y-rk. Uiverton, Lincoln and i.tluT plan's. prepura- lions will l.io iiiin'ii1 f'ir this eventful oc- casion. Tho eoiir.uittee of general a-.1- ruugi'miTts ini'luilcs A. Clem, W. C.; K. Wood, srcretury: S. Linn Beidler, Isaac Chirk, Win. Kd Laughcry, It. Kiups'.ey, Wm. Purget, C. C. Wiishburn, P. A. Hills, Geo. Neves and O. Mayer. byville, are delegates to the Christian state Sunday school convention. Misses Anna Barber and Maggie Lien- hart, of Taylorvillo, who are attending the Sunday school convention, are tho guests of J. C. Hane and family. Mr. aud Mrs. Oscur Danzeison have returned from their bridal trip. They will bo at homo to friends after July 1, at their uew residence at 841 West Wood street. D. O. Miltimore, of Los Angeles, Cal., arrived in the city last i.ight 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 Bloominpton 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 minated 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 bornewith 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. NEVEH leave success to ciiance in the baking. Dr. Price's Baking Powder makes it sure. Dr. Allen returned to Chicago to-day. There are about UOO 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- Kenuor, of Tuscola. Miss Anna Hale, of Peoria, is the as- sistant for K. P. Taylor, tho state evan- gelist. Dr. S. P. Moore, of Jacksonville, anc Rev.J. H. Gillilandand 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 ehurc! 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 nigbt O.v ocesn, lake and river, the graa steamers are invariably supplied with Dr. Price's Baking Powder. Got His Passes. Tom Peniwell, 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- campment a light-h'ngered gent dug down in Tom's pocket, and got his pocket-book which contained 814 in o'lgod with gold beads; Alsatian elfect of black tips at back, finished with a choue of block vulvet. handsome jet or- nament finishing tne front. The ladies who could not find time to- day to attend the mid-summer opening- will be gratified ta learn that it will be continued until Thursday or Friday. All will be welcome. OTHEi: HEPAUTMKSTS. 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 depart- icnt are shown fancy check silks for aist-i; in the dress goods section, cre- one for skirts and suits; in tho Kid love department, new embroidered- ack Jouvin kids; in tho wash goods de- artment, embroidered broches, special' t 2o cents; in the muslin underwear cction will be found the new umbrella, and Empire gown, and GO on. hrough the domestic, lace curtain, car- iet and cloak now, irig.ht aud handsome. Every department buyer in the store- :laims 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. Mullory received an invitation from J. C. Grimes, SpriiiLilield, on behalf uE the Illinois Division. Sous of Veterans, to deliver r.n ;'-l Oak Ridgo Cemetery, Spring- field, on Decoration Day, at the unveil- ing of the splendid monument erected by Stephcnson Post. Senator Palmer and others are to make addresses. Col. Malloiy will accept the invitation. Horsca 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 11UO pounds, anil from ij to 8 years old; broken, sound and in gooil iU'sb. Highest market pricn will pr.id. .Ti.'DGr. HA.VMEK in the county court gave his decision in favor ot B. 0. Mc- EeyuokU, 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 SUOO, less WOKIC began this morning excavating or the foundation of the new boiler room at the plant of the Shcllabnrger Milling and Elevator company. The uew room will occupy a-position between the present boiler room and the storage house. It will be 30x80 feet and the storage capacity will IDC barrels. MB. D. L. ilcGissis have moved to 831 North Monroe street, wh-.'rc they will reside. They have rc-ccntly re- turacd. to Decatur from Jacksonville- Mr. McGinnis expects to go into the teal estate business here r.gain. cash, his railroad passes and some valu- able papers. Last evening Tom got his book back, sent to him by a Blooming- 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 adiesrlook like, wear like, and are like hoes that you will lind sold at S2..S2.50, n other stores, and are altogether the landsoineBt 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 raction more than be found only at Powers' Shoe Store. 21-diwlw Bell vs Bell. In the circuit clerk's otlice to-'day Mrs. Victoria Bell began suit for a divorce from her husband, Charley Bell, alleg- ing drunkenness. There are-three child- ren, 2, 9 and years. The for the complainant are the Mills Bros. Bicycle Record Broken. Los ANOELES, Cal., May Lacy, a local rider, yesterday lowered tho 25-mile competition, race world's recorti, held by L. S. Mcint-- jes. Lacey's time was 3-5. A Big Fire. The Wabash depot at Monticello caught fire last evening and the entire nterior was burned, out, A bicycle sev- eral trunks, a large quantity of express packages wero consumed. Killed in a Runaway. SPRINGFIKLD, 111, May Sullivan, an organizer of tho union, was riding on a soda-water wazon to-day when the team ran away and Sul- livan was killed. DIED. (In of consumiit'iou. .lessr Johnson. fifMl The funeral trwk iiiaco fron North Fort church. On May '.fi. of rnnsumpllon. on Dirotur street. dam-liu-r of Martha Kvans. :ip.-il ir, Thu plarn thi-; .-iflemiwm. "Tnp. Ameri.ian Corn and I .Tour- Dei" is publisiicd at bibiey, by -I. IL BaRlcv. 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 Leaveniag U. 3. Gov't Report ABSOWTEI.Y PURE
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