Saturday, July 1
Reports from the home of ROBERT J. McILRATH, Civil War veteran and retired banker who lives on
East Walnut street, are that he is failing steadily and there are no hopes for his recovery.
FRANK TIERNEY, a Hungarian who has been in the insane asylum at Anna for two years dropped dead
at that place Thursday. He was sent to Anna from Eldorado and John D. Cummins, the sheriff of
this city, was appointed his conservator. Mr. Cummins was notified of his death and he had the
body brought to this city by Undertaker Bert Gaskins for burial at Sunset Hill cemetery here
this afternoon. He was about 38 years old and had no relatives.
Harco couldn't stand the pressure. It has been some time since there was anything like good
news from that locality, and a certain few of the residents there decided it was time for
And action most assuredly took place. The performance was staged by a crowd of foreigners
, who had been drinking "white mule" or some other concoction and they finally became wild. It
was while in this state that the fun began.
In the Harrisburg sanitarium this (Saturday) afternoon are two men seriously stabbed, one
perhaps mortally wounded. His name is GEORGE RAYHART. He is cut in the back and it is not
believed he can recover. The other wounded man in that hospital is JOHN KASKOS, who is nursing
a severe stab wound in the neck. Over in the county jail is Paul Kaskos, who is also cut, but
not as badly as the other two.
The trouble arose at a residence where the men had congregated, but what prompted it no
one knows, nor can the officials find out. The sheriff was called on the telephone and he sent
Deputies Bynum, King and Pierson hurrying to the scene. The officers met the injured men on the
way to Harrisburg. The officers continued on to Harco and arrested Mike Lasinko, who it is said
took part in the fight, but who was uninjured. He, with Paul Kaskos, was locked up in the
As soon as the wounded men are able to be heard the preliminaries, will be held.
Telegrams were received in Harrisburg Saturday, one by the Masonic lodge, another by the Elks
lodge, which told of the death of RUSSELL W. ADAMS, which occurred at Orange, California.
Mr. Adams will be remembered by Harrisburg people, as he was formerly a resident here,
employed by the Grant Jewelry company as watch repairer. He left here last August. No details
of the death are known here as yet.
Monday, July 3rd
WILLIAM PERKINS, known familiarly as "Grandpa" Perkins to the people of Walnut Grove and Mt.
Moriah, because of his extreme age, for he was past ninety years of age, died Sunday morning at
His death marks the closing of an ideal life, for he was a hale and hearty old gentleman,
up to a few days before his death and was in the habit of walking a long distance each day to
keep up his exercise. He was making his home with Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Dooley at Mt. Moriah at
the time of his death.
He is survived by several children, among whom are John, Howard, Tom and Wilson Perkins
and Mrs. Jose Hamilton of Dorrisville. His wife died several years ago. Mr. Perkins has always
been a farmer and his sons are farmers.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at Butler cemetery, followed by interment there.
Death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur LEWIS, west of Harrisburg Sunday morning and
claimed their two-year-old son, ARTHUR, Jr. The little fellow had been ill for about two weeks.
The funeral was held this afternoon at four o'clock, with Rev. H. B. Wilhoyte of the First
Baptist church. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of our people.
Wednesday July 5th
Personal Paragraphs: ARLETTA LEGAI, the little seven months old baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar Legai of Ledford died late Monday afternoon of stomach trouble and was buried Tuesday at
JEFF ANDERSON, a well known resident of Stonefort, was found dead in bed early this morning.
He had been ill for several weeks but was getting better and it is supposed suffered a
paralytic stroke during the night which killed him.
He was a bachelor 65 years of age. Mr. Anderson was a brother of Mrs. Lizzie Blackman and
an uncle of Mrs. Frank Chamness and Ira Blackman, all of whom are well known here. Mrs.
Chamness and Mr. Blackman went down this morning to remain until after the funeral which will
probably be held Thursday.
HOLBERT BAKER, fifteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Baker of Dorrisville, died at 10:00
o'clock Tuesday morning, July 4th, at the family residence. He had been suffering from malaria
and rheumatism which caused his death.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 o'clock Wednesday morning at Spring Valley church,
Rev. Reid conducting the service. Interment was made at Spring Valley cemetery.
Thursday, July 6th
OBITUARY; THELMA ALEDA LEGAI, baby daughter of Edgar and Velma Legai, was born November 30,
1921. At 11:30 A. M., on July 3, 1922, her little spirit departed and returned to God who gave
It seems that God cultivates flowers only for their exquisite beauty and fragrance. When
bathed in soft sunshine they burst into bloom, then the divine hand takes them from this earthly
field to keep in the deathless mansions above. Every child's death makes heaven fairer and
sweeter with their immortal bloom. -long poem---This flower at the age of 6 months and 3 days
was taken. She leaves besides her parents one little sister, Aline, and many relatives who
Funeral was conducted at the tabernacle in Ledford July 4, by Rev. N. C. Henderson of
ROY EDWARD DARNELL, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Darnell of Ledford, died at 3:00 o'clock
this morning and was buried today at Ledford cemetery. The funeral was held at 1:30 o'clock
this afternoon at the home in Ledford, Rev. J. H. Davis officiating.
Friday, July 7th
A considerable number of Harrisburg people remember JOHN VEAL, head of the Veal shows, which
have exhibited here on two or three occasions, and will be interested in learning that he was
murdered in Joliet recently. The current issue of the Billboard makes this announcement of the
"It was after the close of the show in the evening. Veal and his treasurer went into a
restaurant for lunch. On leaving the place they were accosted by strangers. Several shots were
fired. Veal was killed instantly and the treasurer was wounded in the hand. It is supposed
that robbery was the motive."
The little four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bailey RITCHIE died of diphtheria Thursday afternoon
at their home on East Raymond street. He had been ill for about one week.
Funeral services were held this morning at the home, followed by burial at Sunset Hill
JERRY REDDEN, formerly of Herrin, was killed on Thursday, June 29, at Round-Up, Texas, by having
his throat cut by a tramp who was beating his way on the Santa Fe freight train on which Redden
was a brakeman.
Conductor Vaughn of the train crew was also badly cut, although his wounds will not prove
fatal. Redden had a sister and brother, who are supposed to live in Palestine, Tex. Round-Up
is in Western Texas, 18 miles northwest of Lubbock.
A copy of the Orange, California, Daily News, has been received here, which tells of the death
of RUSSELL ADAMS, employed here for some time with the Grant Jewelry Co. He left here last
August and accepted a position in Orange.
A short time ago a facial eruption developed into erysipelas and resulted in his death.
His mother died when he was a baby and all of his relatives lived in the east. He was a
popular young man while here and news of his death was received with sorrow by those who had
made his acquaintance.
MISS MISSOURI DURHAM, an aged lady of Thebes, died Thursday morning at her home from injuries
received when attacked by a swarm of honey bees.
Miss Durham was attending to duties with the chickens and cows. The family had a big
swarm of bees who were very busy in their hives. A cow became unruly and in running around over
the premises upset three hives. This caused a stampede of bees and they stung Miss Durham to
death. She was 65 years old.
ARCHIE MAYNARD, ten day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred JAMES of Dorrisville, died at 10 o'clock
last night, after being ill for one week. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon followed
by burial at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Saturday, July 8th
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. C. W. Hodson was called to Tunnel Hill Saturday morning by the death
of her cousin, MARY ALMA CASEY. Miss Casey is a niece of Norman McDermott, a railroader well
known here, who is now in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
News of Egypt: Marion: RAYMOND KELLEY, age thirteen, was killed Monday near Mouser's Store,
by being dragged to death by a mule. The boy and his half brother, Walter Jackson, were riding
mules with harness on. Raymond's mule became frightened and started to run. The boy fell off,
his feet catching in the harness. The animal ran three quarters of a mile, dragging Raymond.
The mule stopped at a well where the boy was untangled from the harness. He lived about an hour
after being untangled from the harness.
Mt. Vernon: JOHN BRENSON and Albert Clark, both colored, quarreled Monday afternoon while
working on the state hard road running south of Mt. Vernon, and Brenson was shot just below the
heart by Clark, and died about 8 o'clock Tuesday morning as a result of the wound. Clark
Mt. Carmel: one fatal fourth of July accident occurred in Mount Carmel, when JAMES G. McFARLAND,
75 years of age, become confused while crossing West Third street, near Walnut, and was struck
and knocked down by the car driven by J. H. Meyer of Browns.
Mt. Vernon: In a city of homes, homes of peace and plenty, homes where prosperity reigns and
children are enthroned in the hearts of all, a little waif was found Monday morning abandoned,
its nude body exposed to the elements, lying in a clump of weeds in an alley just off of
Eleventh street. It is believed the child had been born but a short time before. The child
died about two o'clock in the afternoon.
Monday, July 10th
Oakland, Calif.: July 10-the first death here in connection with the shopmen's strike
occurred when FRED LUDEN, machinist for the Southern Pacific, who refused to strike, was found
dead at the foot of the stairs of his rooming house.
His skull was fractured and it is believed that he was murdered. No arrests have been
News of Egypt: Shawneetown-ROBERT VENABLE, 74 years of age, dropped dead just over the north
levee at 12:45 last Thursday with heart failure. He had been plowing some corn for John Rawson,
who was with him at the time he fell.
Word was received here today of the death of R. D. WOODLEY, brother-in-law of Mrs. A. D.
McKenzie and Mrs. Eva Pankey, who have gone to St. Louis to attend his funeral, which will be
held at the home there. He died at 10:45 Sunday morning. His wife was formerly Miss Mary Tate,
and she is a sister of Charles Tate of this city.
Personal Paragraphs: The home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred PHILLIPS at the corner of Raymond and South
Webster streets was saddened Saturday by the death of a baby born to them that day. It was
buried Sunday at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Carrier Mills: A telegram was received here late Sunday afternoon from Nashville, Illinois,
telling of the serious illness of MRS. PETER BEASER, mother of Mrs. Chas. E. Roper. Mr. Roper
and wife and children left here at nine o'clock last night in an automobile for Nashville.
No details of Mrs. Beaser's illness were given, but the telegram stated that she was not
expected to survive the attack. Mr. Roper and family were at the Beaser home July 4th and Mrs.
Beaser was in apparent good health.
Mr. T. B. WRIGHT, a prominent resident of McLeansboro, who is the father-in-law of Al Spivey,
editor of the East St. Louis Journal and a prominent Republican politician, died Friday and was
buried Sunday at McLeansboro. Mr. Wright is known by several Harrisburg People. The funeral
was attended by over a hundred people.
WILLIAM HENRY, the little eleven months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Riley HEDGER of Muddy, died at
9:00 o'clock this morning at the home of Mrs. Hedger's sister, Mrs. Carrie Waddell on West Elm
street in the Old Rose Building. The child had been brought there for medical treatment. It
was suffering from stomach trouble which caused its death.
Funeral services and burial will occur Tuesday at Pierson cemetery.
Tuesday, July 11th
News of Egypt: Murphysboro: A double tragedy occurred at Murphysboro yesterday afternoon when
Rev. M. G. REYNOLDS, a farmer and resident south of that city, and MRS. FRED WESTFALL of Granite
City were instantly killed by a Mobile & Ohio passenger train. Fred Westfall, Jr., a son of the
woman, escaped injury. Rev. Reynolds was 80 years of age and was well known and highly respected
in that community. The persons above mentioned were riding on a hay frame and appear not to
have noticed the approaching train in time to escape. The engineer on the passenger train which
struck them declares he did not observe the party until too late.
Personal Paragraphs: Wayne Caulkins, of Omaha, Neb., who was called to this city by the illness
and death of J. B. RITCHIE, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Bailey Ritchie, departed Tuesday morning
for his home. His mother, Mrs. Tessie Caulkins, who accompanied him here, will remain for a
more extended visit.
Wednesday, July 12th
Mr. J. W. Stiff has returned home from Tulsa, Okla., where he attended the funeral of his sister,
MRS. C. P. LEDFORD, who died at 6:45 Friday afternoon and was buried Sunday. One of the customs
of Tulsa, which was strange to Mr. Stiff was that they do not have any funerals there on Sunday.
Evansville, Indiana: July 12-The body of MISS PAULINE "DUTCH" HIERSTEIN, age 15 years, Mt.
Vernon, was found in the Ohio river near Henderson Tuesday afternoon by W. E. Smith, a fisherman.
The body was identified by Mrs. Minnie Morgan, mother of the drowned girl, late Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Morgan as able to identify the girl by a pair of green bloomers which the latter wore
when she left Mt. Vernon last Wednesday for a visit with relatives in Evansville. The body was
nude except for the bloomers.
A large wound was found in the girl's upper lip. It is believed the wound was caused by
the grabhooks used by Earl harp and his rescue party. Harp Monday evening had one of the bodies
on his hooks. Harp said Tuesday evening the strong current could easily have carried the body
Miss Hierstein, with EMMA CURRY, age 21 years, 215 East Franklin street, and JOHN WEYER,
age 27 years, 15 East Deleware street, were drowned Sunday evening in Horseshoe Bend, near
Riverview Beach, opposite Evansville.
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. George Healey and Mrs. Enos Lamb of this city were called to Norris
City Wednesday morning by the news of the death of their sister-in-law, MRS. GEORGE FLOTA. They
will remain in Norris City until after the funeral.
JESSIE FARMER, a Harrisburg man, who has been in the Anna State Asylum on two different
occasions, died at that place yesterday. He had been in the asylum for over a year this last
The cause of his death was not given in the telegram received by the undertaker today,
which stated that the body will be sent to Harrisburg for burial. He has several relatives in
JULIA ANN BARNES, a widow residing at Sulphur Springs, died at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning from
a complication of diseases caused by old age. She was eighty years old. Surviving her are the
following children: James and Richard Barnes, Mrs. Beulah Douglas and Mrs. Blanche Chambers.
Funeral services were held this afternoon, followed by interment in the Coffee cemetery.
Thursday, July 13th
After consultation with their attorneys, Ed Jarvis, called "Long Shot," and William Van Zant,
called "Big Bill," entered a peas of guilty to the charge of murder of Postmaster AMATI of
Freeman, and were sentences to 35 years at hard labor in the Southern Illinois Penitentiary at
Chester, and that on the date of the death of Amati, in each year they are to be confined in the
solitary cell, says the Marion Daily Post.
It will be remembered that a party of men including these two men held up a gambling joint
in Freeman and after taking all the money, left. They stopped Postmaster Amati in front of the
"joint" and demanded that he turn his automobile over to them. When Amati refused, they shot
him to death and beat him up so badly that he was almost unrecognizable.
The other man held in connection with this killing, Earl Cundiff, will stand trial.
Cundiff is said to be the son of Milo Cundiff, who was sent to the penitentiary for 25 years
Mr. M. D. Medlin of this city received a telegram Wednesday which told of the death by
electrocution of his nephew, MARAMDUKE PYLE, which occurred at Columbia, Mo., Tuesday. The Pyle
family formerly lived in Mt. Vernon and the following we take from the Herald of that city:
"Marmaduke Pyle was killed Tuesday morning by a live wire in Columbia, Mo., according to advice
from Maxwell Pyle, brother of the dead boy.
"The death message came to Dr. Earl Green, but gave no particulars of the tragedy.
"Several years ago the Pyle family resided in Mt. Vernon, and both Marmaduke and Maxwell
graduated from the Mt. Vernon Township High School.
"With a view of gaining a higher education the family located in Columbia, where the boys
matriculated in the University of Missouri.
"The young man was regarded as of the most exemplary type attending very painstakingly to
any duty that was given him to perform. He stood well in his classed here and was regarded as
one of the best pupils of his class.
"It is not known of what time or place that the funeral will be held."
Peoria---GERTRUDE HARRIS, 61 years of age was clubbed to death early this morning at her farm
home four miles southeast of Machinaw, in Caseyville county. Her sister, Hattie was critically
ill in the same house.
Four masked men entered the house, evidently bent on robbery. Miss Elizabeth Woods, a
trained nurse in attendance, made her escape to the home of Adam Smithdall screaming for aid.
When Smithdall reached the Harris home the aged woman was found clubbed to death and the
murderers had escaped.
Sheriff Whitlock and deputies with the entire country side searched the neighborhood.
It is believed the men went to the Harris home and after killing Mrs. Harris escaped in a
large touring car.
A telegram was received in Harrisburg this morning telling of the accidental death of STELLE
LASSATER, formerly a resident of Raleigh, now living in Colorado. No particulars were given as
to how the death occurred, but it took place in Kansas City, Mo., late Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Lassater has been living in Colorado for some time and had been in this community on
a business errand. He returned to his home or rather started for that place just a few days ago.
His brother, Louis Lassater, of Evansville, went to Kansas City and will bring the body back to
Raleigh for burial. Deceased was a single man.
Personal Paragraphs: Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 at the Farmer home
on East Walnut St., for JESSE FARMER, the Harrisburg man who died at the state asylum at Anna.
Rev. H. B. Wilhoyte will conduct the services and interment will be made at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Mrs. J. B. Kirkham and daughter, Grace, departed Thursday for Jamestown, N. Y., called there by
the illness and death of Mrs. Kirkham's sister, MRS. MARTINA McALLISTER.
OBITUARY; Funeral services for MRS. ELIZA E. LEDFORD, aged sixty-two years, who died at the
family home, 610 South Main street, Tulsa, Okla, Friday, July 7, 1922, were held from the home
Saturday afternoon, Rev. J. W. Asbel, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial was
in Rose Hill Cemetery, near Tulsa.
Mrs. Ledford was born in Harrisburg, Illinois, in 1860. She was married to O. P. Ledford
in 1877, and with her family moved to Fort Smith, Ark., in 1896. Four years ago they moved to
Tulsa, where they had since resided. She is survived by nine children, nine grandchildren, six
of the children residing in Tulsa. The names of the children are as follows: C. B. Ledford,
O. P. Ledford, M. P. Ledford, Nell Ledford, Mikeal Ledford and Mott Ledford, Mrs. Halstack of
Van Buren, Ark., Mrs. W. H. Haymen of Amarillo, Texas, and S. L. Ledford of San Francisco. She
also leaves a brother, John W. Stiff, of Harrisburg, two half brothers, Lawrence Stiff of
Corona, Calif., and Irvin Stiff of Harrisburg.
OBITUARY: the angel of death has again entered our town and has borne a good citizen and
neighbor from our midst.
JOHN FELIX HALL was born April 4, 1852. He grew up to manhood in the vicinity of Pleasant
Hill. He was married to Nancy Anderson Nov. 15, 1875. To this union four children-Mary, Nova,
Myrtle and Maude were born. The mother died Nov. 14, 1892, while the four little girls were
very small, leaving them to the care of their father.
He certainly did an excellent part by these children, administering the tenderest care and
expressing the fondest fatherly love at all times, until they were all grown and married and
entered homes of their own.
Brother Hall professed faith in Christ a number of years ago, and united with the
Thompsonville Baptist church, of which he remained a constant member until his Master said,
"It is enough, come up higher."
Brother Hall had been afflicted in body for about three years, but he patiently bore his
suffering to the end. He peacefully passed away at 8:45 p.m., Feb. 28, 1922, at the age of 69
years, 10 months and 24 days.
He leaves to mourn his departure two brothers, three sisters, three daughters, Nova Knight
having died some years ago, four grandchildren and a great host of friends.
That home which the father has all the time kept where the children might return and feel
the loving spirit of "Home, Sweet Home," as in the days of childhood, is now broken up. That
sweet opportunity is now gone forever. But father and mother have gone to that beautiful home
above to rest from the toils and sorrows of this life, and they with Nova, are awaiting that
family reunion which will take place by and by, and where pain sorrow and separation do not
enter to mar the joys. Father is gone but not forgotten.
Funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant Hill Baptist church March 2, 1922, by Eld.
T. B. Hunt, assisted by Eld. J. O. Finn. Interment in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.-Written by
W. J. Parker.
A double tragedy was committed Sunday morning near the Flue bridge on Skillet Fork in the
southeast portion of Marion county, when JACK WETHERO, aged 72, shot and killed his wife, aged
31. Wethero did the deed with a thirty two revolver, which was kept about the place.
After the shooting which resulted in the death of his wife, Wethero with a shotgun ended
his own life. Mrs. Wethero lived a short time but Mr. Wethero, believing her dead, made no
investigation as to the severity of the wounds he had inflicted, but proceeded at once to end
his own life.
Mrs. Wethero was many years the junior of her husband. She was a child of Mr. Wethero's
first wife's oldest child and had been acquainted with the man who slew her all her life.
Jealousy is said to be the cause of the killing, but no one realized that the feeling
between the two was so intense until after the horrible deed was committed.
Friday, July 14th
Word reached Harrisburg Friday morning that a boy found killed by a train at Nortonville, Ky.,
Wednesday is thought to be a boy named EDWARDS, whose home, we understand, is in Dorrisville.
The Register made efforts to get more details but without success.
Mr. D.W. Dove was called in the long distance phone by Tommy Anderson now at Madisonville, who
works with Mr. Dove that a boy had been killed in Nortonville and that no one knew him and he
could not be identified. Mr. Anderson made an examination of the body and believed it is a boy
he worked with in Saline No. 3 mine whose home was in Dorrisville. Outside of the above, no
additional facts are known.
Marion-GUY HUDGENS, one of the first of the union miners injured at the outset of the troubles
at Herrin, died at Herrin Hospital today from injuries received in the mine war. He was 35
years of age. This brings the total known deaths incurred in the riot to twenty-two.
News of Egypt: Marion-FLOYD WAGLEY, aged 2, son of William Wagley of Clifford, was shot and
killed by his brother, Earl, aged four, in the Wagley home Tuesday morning while the two and
one other small child were alone in the house with a single barrel shot gun. The father
testified at the inquest held by Coroner William McCown, Tuesday that he and his wife were
outside the house when they heard the report of the gun. They ran into the house and found the
small child lying on a bed with his head shot through, by the charge from the gun which the
father had left standing at the head of the bed.
There are eight children in the family besides the one shot. The children had been permitted
to play with the gun that caused the death of the child said the father whose testimony was
corroborated by the mother.
Cleveland: Pinned beneath the lifeless body of his father for more than twelve hours, five year
old Eric Mayer seriously injured, finally attracted the attention of a passerby who discovered a
double murder and a suicide.
Eric's father MARION MAYER, shot and killed his wife and their eight months old daughter, shot
Eric through the left breast and then sent a bullet through his own brain, dying instantly.
Saturday, July 15th
The body of STELLE LASSITER, former Raleigh man, who was killed in a Missouri Pacific railroad
wreck near Kansas City, Missouri, last Wednesday night, will arrive in Raleigh tonight and the
funeral will be held Sunday afternoon. Interment will be at the Masonic cemetery, near Raleigh,
and friends of the family are invited.
Mr. Lassiter had just been back in Saline county from his far western home on a business
and pleasure mission and had mingled with his old friends and relatives in different parts of
the county for several days. He started on his return west Tuesday night and was on the
ill-fated Missouri Pacific train when it was wrecked. Several people lost their lives in the
wreck, as was recorded in our United Press telegrams.
CONVICTIONS IN THE HERRIN RIOTS APPEAR TO BE CERTAIN---(included in paragraph) when asked if
his office would be represented at the inquest of GUY HUDGENS, in the Herrin hospital who died
Thursday night from wounds received during the riot, he said there was no occasion for him to
take part in it.
Hudgens was the third union miner to die and brought the total known death list to
twenty-two. He will be buried Sunday by union coal miners and the Odd Fellows lodge. All of
the miners' unions in Williamson county are to be represented at the funeral.
JESSE SEWELL is at home from Riverside, California, where he is now employed. His many friends
were glad to see him, because a short time ago there was a report current here that he had been
killed. The Register published the facts about his being dangerously hurt, and all are glad to
see him again. He was hit in the abdomen on the 21st day of March and came near losing his life.
A large piece of steel flew from its holdings and struck him. He lingered between life and
death for several days and finally began to grow better. He was released from the hospital on
the first of the month and hurried to his parents and friends here to regain his health. He
will be here indefinitely.
Monday, July 17th
JAMES T. RALEY, a well known retired farmer, who has lived near Harrisburg for about forty-five
years, died at 6:00 o'clock Sunday evening at his home in Wilmoth addition, following a stroke
Mr. Raley, who was a veteran of the Civil War, Company K., Kentucky Cavalry, was 77 years
old. He was feeble and the paralytic stroke which came about a week ago caused his death.
As a devoted member of the Baptist church and a kind and loving father, Mr. Raley, "Uncle
Jim," as he was called by many, created a place for himself in the hearts of his friends, which
will not be forgotten.
His marriage to Miss Sarah Elizabeth Taylor occurred forty-seven years ago. There are
seven children besides the widow surviving. The children are: John, James, Van and Sam Raley,
Mrs. Maggie Elvey of Big Ridge, Mrs. Maud Froman of Harrisburg and Mrs. Laura Cotton of Brushy.
He has four brothers living: Bluford, John, Sam and Joe, all of Kentucky.
Rev. H. B. Wilhoyte conducted the funeral which was held at 2:00 o'clock this afternoon
at the First Baptist church, followed by interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
The following veterans of the Civil war will act as pall bearers: William Gaskins, Jr.,
L. F. Pickering, Robert Goodrich, Robert Capel, Joe Matthews and Wm. Gaskins, Sr.
PHIL BURNETT, member of the prominent family of that name in Eldorado, died at Colorado Springs,
Colorado, Saturday night, according to news received in Eldorado Sunday. Mrs. Burnett had gone
west with him and was present when death occurred. Their little three -year-old son is in
Phil Burnett was 32 years old and a brother of Henry, Lawrence and Ralph Burnett. He also
has a sister in California and one in St. Louis. The body will be brought back to Eldorado for
burial. It is expected to arrive Wednesday. He was the first Exalted Ruler of the Eldorado
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. William Ivev and daughter, Viola, of Muddy, were called to Cairo
Monday by the death of the baby daughter of their daughter and sister, Dora SWINNEY.
JOHN D. LEFLER, 86, a widower who makes his home with his daughter, Mrs. William Parish at
Dorrisville, died at 12:25 o'clock this morning following a brief illness. He became
alarmingly ill forty eight hours before his death, suffering from a trouble like pneumonia.
His lungs were intensely affected and he was very ill until death relieved him.
Mr. Lefler was a retired farmer. His daughter, Mrs. Parish of this city, and Mrs. Lizzie
Newcomb of Herrin are the only surviving members of the family. The body will be taken to his
former home in Marissa for burial.
Tuesday, July 18th
MRS. HATTIE RUDE, twenty-seven, wife of Loran Rude, died at 7:00 o'clock Monday morning, after
being ill for a very short time. She was Miss Hattie Rude, daughter of Silas Rude of Cypress,
before he marriage to Loran Rude about one year ago. Mrs. Rude was in a delicate condition and
yesterday morning about 5:00 o'clock she was stricken violently ill. Her death occurred two
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, followed by interment
at Rudement cemetery. Her father, Silas Rude of Cypress, and her sister, Miss Opal Rude of
Chicago, came today to remain until after the funeral.
Personal Paragraphs; Mrs. Mildred Ford, Mrs. Bertha Killman and Mrs. Flora Vaughn of Benton,
who were called to this city by the death of their grandfather, J. L. LEFLER, returned home
ARTHUR LEE PATTON, twenty-five, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Patton, pioneer colored people of
Harrisburg, died at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, after being ill for about one year with
tuberculosis. His death occurred at the family residence on East Walnut street.
"Hard Knot", the nickname given this boy when he was in school, is the name he was known
by to many people of the county, and they will regret to hear of his death. He was noted as one
of the best dressed young colored men of the city and was employed in one of the pool rooms for
He is survived by his father and mother, four brothers, Sam, John, Bert and Russel and two
sisters, Nellie and Grace. He was single.
Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church on North Gum street Wednesday morning
at 10:00 o'clock, Rev. William Graves and Rev. C. Thompson, officiating. Interment will be made
at Sunset Hill cemetery.
A short song and prayer service was held this morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Parish
in Dorrisville, before the body of her father, J. L. LEFLER, was taken to the Big Four station
to be shipped to Marissa, for burial.
His daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William Parish, Joe Crowe and Mrs. Lizzie Newcomb
of Herrin accompanied the remains to Marissa. Among the out-of-town relatives who attended the
funeral were: Mrs. Alice Edwards, Mrs. Flora Vaughn, Mrs. Bertha Kelley, and Mrs. Mildred Ford
Carrier Mills: MRS. NANCY ABNEY, an aged woman who makes her home with her son and daughter-in-
law, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Abney of Carrier Mills, went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Virginia
Quick of Galatia some time ago, where she was stricken with paralysis while visiting and her
death occurred at 11:00 o'clock last night.
The body was brought to the Abney home in Carrier Mills today and funeral services will be
held there at 11:00 o'clock Thursday morning, after which interment will be made at Brushy
Mrs. Abney was a sister of Mrs. Margaret DeWoody, who makes her home with Mr. and Mrs. M.
D. Medling in Harrisburg and was well known in Saline county.
Thursday, July 20th
Carrier Mills: Carrier Mills friends of MRS. PEARL NEWMAN, wife of Guy Newman of Harrisburg,
will be sorry to learn of her death which occurred at her home on South Granger street in that
city last night at 7:15 o'clock. She was Miss Pearl Jenkins of this city before her marriage.
The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon and the interment will be at Salem cemetery,
near this city.
While her death had been expected for the past two or three days, the many friends of Mrs.
PEARL NEWMAN, wife of Guy Newman, well known printer and linotype operator, will be sorry to
learn of her sad demise, which occurred at the family residence on South Granger street at 7:15
o'clock Wednesday evening. Mrs. Newman had been sick for just a few months and her death comes
as a great shock to her wide acquaintance.
The death is a hard blow to the husband and four children, who are left to mourn the loss
of the wife and loving mother. The oldest child, Juanita, is eight years old. Randall is six,
Warren two and the baby, Norman, is but eight weeks old.
The funeral will be held tomorrow, Friday afternoon, from the residence, after which the
body will be taken to the Salem cemetery near Carrier Mills for interment. Rev. J. H. Davis,
pastor of the M. E. church in Harrisburg, will have charge of the funeral. Deceased was a
member of the Methodist church and devout in her religious duties when in good health.
Mrs. Newman was born near Carrier Mills and before her marriage to Mr. Newman was Miss
Pearl Jenkins. She was nearing her 27th birthday and was stricken just in the prime of her
life. The many friends of the family are in deep sympathy with the bereaved relatives.
Mrs. Ella Puckett of Benton, a cousin of Mr. Newman, will be among the out-of-town
relatives here for the funeral.
Friday, July 21---No obits
Saturday, July 22nd
Harrisburg people who knew RUSSELL ADAMS when he worked here for the W. A. Grant Jewelry Co.,
will read with pleasure the following beautiful tribute paid him by a California paper, where
he died a few weeks ago. The funeral was conducted by the Masons of which he was a member.
The newspaper in question, had the following:
"Less than a year ago a young stranger from beyond the Mississippi came to town had applied
at the H. S. Hugg Jewelry store for a position. He was given it, and a week ago when stricken
with the fatal illness that caused his death, he was in sole charge of the store, his employer
having, in all confidence, left everything in his hands and gone lightheartedly on his vacation.
It is a record that testifies to the character and industry of young Russell Adams, who launched
last week after so brief a time of warning upon the 'Great Adventure.' Even when suffering
unspeakably he kept at his post as long as possible-it was his job and he had to do it, it was
up to him.
But faithfulness characterized the family from which he sprang. When but a little boy his
young mother passed away, but not before leaving the child as a precious trust to her beloved
sister, Mrs. Emma Robinson of this city. How well that trust was kept is testified to by the
beautiful tie that existed between these two and which all who knew them recognized.
"Russell was not a nephew or a foster son, but a son and brother, beloved and cherished,
to the children of the family. It was 'mother' and 'sister,' and it is the mutual consciousness
of love and service gladly given and affection generously returned that today mingles with their
Monday, July 24
Recovering from the worst and most damaging storm experienced here in many years, Harrisburg
took an invoice Monday morning and found that the damage wrought here and in all parts of the
county will reach quite a large total.
The storm came about noon Sunday. It rushed upon the city from a westerly direction and
without much warning. The morning had been sultry and waves of heat had been spoken of by many
people. At eleven o'clock the clouds began to thicken and a slight drizzle of rain fell until
about 11:45. Then the western horizon began to darken and within a remarkably short time a
great cloud came soaring upon the city. A yellowish streak was seen to the south end of the
cloud and this is what hit Harrisburg. It tore into the city from the west and swept rapidly
across. The path of the storm was from Walnut street south to the southern limits. The greatest
damage was done along Poplar, Church, Lincoln and Raymond streets.
With the passing of the wind or cyclone came the rain. The wind did not continue but just
a few moments, but it was quick in its destruction.
When the wind had subsided to some extent, people began to see the results. Poplar street,
Church street, South street and Lincoln and Raymond avenues resembled newly cleared ground, as
trees and shrubbery were down in every direction on those thoroughfares. The rain was then
falling in torrents.
All kinds of reports were circulated here immediately after the storm had passed over,
relative to other towns having been blown away, but these proved to be merely reports. However,
telegraph and telephone wires all over the county were down and no outside communication could
be had for some time.
The death of FRANK YOUNG, mentioned elsewhere, was one of the sad results of the storm.
The wind tore up the roof of the Horning hotel on the west end and before it stopped had
destroyed the roofing more than half the length of the big building. Water flooded the kitchen
and dining room and the management was forced to send some of the guests to the Saline Hotel
for accommodations. Mr. Horning says his damage will total more than $1,000 to the building
The C. I. P. S. Co. probably suffered the greatest damage of any one person or concern.
Wires were blown down in all directions and out at Saline No. 3 mine a transformer was burned
out. The company's loss will be in the neighborhood of $4,000.
Both the Murphysboro and Independent telephone companies experienced damage and trouble.
Eldorado was in the touch of the storm and considerable damage was done there. Shade trees
were blown over, telephone wires downed and the big electric sign over the Eldorado Furniture
Co. was demolished.
Virgil Baker was on his way to Marion and was just a few miles this side of Pittsburg when
the storm came upon him. He was forced to stop his car and was greatly frightened. He saw trees
blown over and all kinds of rubbish going through the air. When he arrived at Pittsburg he
found the school house turned completely around, the city hall and many dwellings damaged.
The large plate glass window in the west opening at the Lloyd L. Parker music store on
West Poplar street was unable to withstand the force of the wind and collapsed, entailing a loss
The large chimney on the palatial residence of Thos. L. Ozment on Walnut street was struck
by lightning and considerable damage done. Mrs. Ozment was stunned and it was thought for a
time that her hearing had been affected, but from this she soon recovered. When this fine
residence was being erected another chimney in the home was struck by lightning and much damage
During the wind storm automobiles on the streets were turned completely around and people
were frightened as they never were before here. Great damage was done to trees, shrubbery,
flowers and gardens here in Harrisburg, and according to reports the loss was felt in various
parts of the county.
People from this city who were at the Shawnee lakes report many trees blown across the
road and noted damage done to farms as they came home.
The storm came from the west, but as it neared Harrisburg it seemed to swerve to the
north. This community got just the southern end of the storm, which seemed to embody the
greater portion of wind. The yellowish streak in the clouds was discernible only on the
extreme southern end of the cloud as it passed over, and that is what hit Harrisburg.
Two fine milch cows in a pasture near Dorrisville were instantly killed by lightning
during the storm. On account of the condition of the telephone and telegraph wires, it is hard
for The Register to get reports from outlying districts.
FRANK YOUNG, well known and popular business man of Harrisburg, was instantly killed by a stroke
of lightning about 12:05 Sunday afternoon. His tragic death came without a moment's warning.
It took place while his wife and three of the four children were watching him. It occurred at
the family residence at the northwest corner of McKinley and Olive streets, in the rear yard,
just a couple of feet from the sidewalk.
The tragedy occurred just as a severe storm was subsiding. This storm, mentioned
elsewhere in this paper, was the most severe Harrisburg has experienced in many years. The
heaviest of the wind which had done great damage had passed over and the rain was falling almost
in torrents. The wind had blown a large limb from a tree in the rear of the Young residence
across the sidewalk. Characteristic of the man, who was always ready to accommodate his fellow
man and the general public, Mr. young saw that people could not pass on the sidewalk and that
the tree was also blocking automobile traffic in the street. Despite the fact that it was still
storming and raining, he went to the garage and secured an axe with which to trim the limb that
had blown across the sidewalk and street. His wife asked him not to get out in the rain, as he
had been ill for several days and hardly able to attend to his work in his second hand furniture
store. But he insisted and as his wife and three of the four children-Zola, Yuell and Ethel-were
on the rear porch watching him in his work, he was struck by a bolt of lightning. He was seen
to drop like a rock falling. Mrs. Young and the children began screaming and neighbors were
soon on the scene. The prostrate form of the man was seen to be literally burned from head to
foot. The clothing was torn almost completely off him. The right shoe was missing, afterward
being found near the house. The other shoe was split wide open. Death had been instantaneous.
Silver money in his pocket and a bunch of keys were melted and welded together. His watch chain
was also melted, displaying the intensity of the heat which so quickly snapped out his life.
The body was carried into the house and later removed to the Rude undertaking parlors, where it
was prepared for burial.
Mr. Young leaves the widow and four children, now suffering their saddest of all sorrows.
Words are not at our command to adequately describe the condition of the wife and children.
Heartbroken and distressed they have the united sympathy of our people in their great loss and
bereavement. The children are Zola, 21, Raybern, 16, Yuell 14, and Ethel Mabel, the youngest.
Three sisters and three brothers also survive and they are as follows: Mrs. V. O. Henson, Mrs.
Emmett Roberts, Mrs. Carl Grobe, A. J. Young and John Young, all residents of Poplar Bluff, Mo.,
and H. E. Young of Dapo, this state.
Mr. Young would have been 44 years old had he lived until his next birthday. He was born
near Bowling Green, Ky., and moved to Poplar Bluff, Mo., many years ago, where he was united in
marriage to Miss Grable on the 28th day of November, 1898. He moved to Harrisburg about eleven
years ago and for a few years operated a bicycle repair shop on South Vine street. He was an
exceptional mechanic, rather a genius, and could make practically anything or repair anything.
He was invariably doing some favor to his neighbor or fellow man, and prospered in his business.
He finally delved more extensively in business lines and was operating a large second hand
furniture store on East Poplar street at the time of his tragic death. Quiet, unpretentious
and accommodating, he made friends of everybody, and his death is deeply deplored by citizens
in general of Harrisburg. He was a member of the Christian church and was baptized into that
faith in 1899. He was also a member of the I. O. O. F. and the Odd Fellows will have charge
of his funeral, both here and at Poplar Bluff, Mo., where interment will be made Wednesday
afternoon. The body and family will leave here Tuesday morning, funeral services being held
here at 7:30 o'clock before the departure, with Rev. Geo. T. Smith officiating.
The tragedy was one of the most deplored ever happening in Harrisburg, and the community
bows in sorrow for the grief stricken family.
Personal Paragraphs: Hudson Mugge returned home Monday from Carmi, where he attended the
funeral of JOHN CREBS, a well known banker of that city. Mr. Crebs was well known by many
people of Saline County.
OBITUARY; NANCY PANKEY ABNEY, daughter of William and Hannah Pankey, deceased, was born in
Saline county, July 22, 1838; died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ella Quick, of Galatia,
July 18, 1922. Age 83 years, 11 months and 26 days.
She was married to David F. Medlin June 24, 1858, and to this union was born one child,
David, F., junior, who lives in Peoria, Ill. She was left a widow quite young in life.
In 1870 she was again married to William Abney, To this union were born four children,
Cordelia and Emily having died in infancy, Mrs. Ella Quick of Galatia and Elbert Abney of
Carrier Mills survive. In 1882 she was again left a widow and remained such until her death.
Of a family of eight children, only a brother and sister survive. She was stricken with
a stroke of paralysis about 6:30 Tuesday evening and lived until 11 o'clock.
She was converted at an early age, but never united with any church until about 1906,
when she united with the Hartford Baptist church and was baptized by Rev. C. W. Henderson.
In 1912 she moved to Carrier Mills to live with her son, Albert Abney, where she made her
home until her death.---Albert Abney.
News of Egypt: Murphysboro---WM. OLDENHAGE, who died in Murphysboro last week, left his fortune,
after the death of his wife, to the Murphysboro Lodge No. 572 Elks, as trust fund, to be used
for charitable purposes only, the same to be known as the William Oldenhage Trust fund. HENRY
COBB died Monday morning as a result of a broken neck which he suffered before 9 o'clock
Saturday afternoon when he fell from an interurban car about fifty or a hundred yards this side
of No. 9 crossing. The car picked him up and brought him into this city where the unconscious
man was placed on an ambulance and taken to St. Andrew's Hospital.
OBITUARY: MRS. PEARL NEWMAN was born near Carrier Mills October 22, 1896 and died at Harrisburg
, Illinois, July 18, 1922. She grew to womanhood at the home of her birth. In 1913 she was
united in marriage to Guy Newman. This union was blessed with four children, three sons and
one daughter, viz; Waneta, Randall, Warren and baby Norman, all of whom survive her.
She was converted early in life and united with the First M. E. Church in Carrier Mills,
which relation she held when God called her to her reward. As a Christian she was true to the
faith and the Christ who saved her to the end.
Mrs. Newman by reason of her unselfish nature had a large circle of friends. She was
considerate of the interests of others and demonstrated her interest in her friends and
neighbors by many sacrificial acts of kindness.
Her home life was ideal. As a mother and companion her devotion was marked and
unsurpassed. To meet the needs of her loved ones she often sacrificed to her own hurt. This
true motherly affection was manifested unto the end. A short time before she passed away while
in perfect possession of her mental powers she called the family to her bedside and tenderly
imprinted the parting kiss upon each of them.
During her affliction, which was at times most painful she manifested much patience and
Christian fortitude, and said she was ready for the summons.
She leaves to mourn her death her husband, Guy Newman, the children mentioned, a
step-father, George Pankey of Carrier Mills, two sisters and one brother as follows: Mrs.
Grace Mitchell, Miss Nellie Pankey and Paul Pankey, all of Carrier Mills, and many true friends.
---J. H. Davis, Pastor
ROSE MARIE RULING, seven months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ruling, who reside on Homer
avenue, died at 2:30 o'clock Monday morning after being ill for several days with summer complaint.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the home, followed by burial at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Another home which was saddened by the death of a baby member of the family was that of
Mrs. Minnie LAMOIT, widow of Harry Lamoit of Ledford. Her four year old baby died of diphtheria
at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning. Fr. J. B. Henken held a brief funeral service this afternoon
at the grave. Interment was made at Sunset Hill cemetery.
MRS. MAY ALICE WILLIFORD, wife of Wilson Williford, of near Liberty, died at the Baptist
hospital in St. Louis at 1:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon. She was 63 years of age.
Mrs. Williford was taken to the hospital in St. Louis six weeks ago and was thought to be
on the road to recovery from an operation. Saturday at noon she ate her dinner and appeared
in the best of spirits. She conversed with Clyde Cook, a Harrisburg man who visited her in the
hospital and told him that she would be back among Harrisburg friends soon. Thirty minutes
later she suffered an attack of heart trouble and died.
The body left St. Louis on the I. C. Train Sunday afternoon and was met at Raleigh by
Bert Gaskins, the undertaker, with the motor hearse and then taken to the home of her sister,
Miss Anna Wilson on East Lincoln street.
Mrs. Williford was called "Aunt Mayme" by the nieces and nephews and several other young
people who knew her. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and active in the work of the
Ladies' Aid society of that church.
Mrs. Williford and the following children survive to mourn her death: Mrs. R. B. Clark
of St. Louis, Mrs, Grace Goodall of Chicago, and her sons, Ross and Will Williford. She was a
sister of J. C. Wilson and Miss Anna Wilson and Mrs. Ella Elder of this city. One brother,
Robert Wilson, lives in Colorado, and one sister, Mrs. Kate Ross lives in Nashville, Tenn.,
besides many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Mr. J. C. Wilson and family are at present in the west. Mrs. Ross arrived this morning to
attend the funeral which was held at 2:00 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, Rev. W. A. Bodell
officiating. Interment was made at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Tuesday, July 25
ALBERT C. SMITH, 81, of Eldorado, was found dead at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alberta Lewis.
He died while sitting in his arm chair on the front porch of the Lewis home Sunday night.
Coroner L. McCormack held an inquest over the body last night at the Lewis home and found
that his death was due to heart failure.
It was JOHN CREBBS, JR., who was buried Sunday at Carmi instead of the senior Mr. Crebbs, who is
a banker. Young Mr. Crebbs died of pneumonia in California and his body was brought to Carmi
Little AGNES POVELONIS, seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Povelonis, residing at 28
West Virginia avenue, died at 9:30 o'clock Monday evening, from the effects of injuries received
three and a half hours before when she was hit and knocked down by the big moving van or
automobile truck owned and operated by the Quick Transfer Company of Ledford.
The terrible accident took place on North Main street, almost at the intersection of
Virginia and Main. The little girl, who was a favorite in the neighborhood and popular with
all the children in that vicinity, was one of several children who had been at a home on the
east side of Main street, in play. About five o'clock, the children who lived down on Virginia
avenue or across the west side of Main street started home. All in the crowd excepting little
Agnes crossed over, but she hesitated for a moment to see if she had time to cross before a big
auto truck engaged in hauling water for sprinkling purposes at the fair grounds got to her.
She decided to wait until it passed, and did so. Just as it passed her she darted across and
stepped directly in front of another big auto truck which was returning from the fair grounds
to the city, in its way to the headquarters in Ledford.
The truck was evidently going at a slow rate of speed, as it went but a very short
distance before the driver was able to stop it. The front part of the truck, probably the front
fender, hit the child and she was knocked down. Eye witnesses say she was dragged a few feet.
The driver stopped the truck and hurried back to her help. Other people were quickly at her
side and she was tenderly carried to the home which was just half a block distance to the west.
Her injuries consisted of bruises in the forehead and face. The greatest wound, the one which
caused her death, was in the left temple, which was badly crushed. When the prostrate body of
their beloved child was carried into the home, both the father and mother were hysterical and
neighbors and friend were busy in efforts to console them. The family physician was called
and everything possible done to save the life of the popular child, but without avail, and death
(took) the little one at 9:30 o'clock. (there is a double line here with the time of 8:30
The entire neighborhood is distressed, as the child was popular with everybody in that
section of the city. No arrangements had been made at noon today for the funeral, word from out
of town relatives being awaited.
This is the first accident of its kind since the little Sneed boy met such a tragic death
on West Locust street several months ago. It should serve as a warning to all parents in
Harrisburg. Children who are permitted to leave home and play should either be watched or
cautioned about running across the road. Residents of North Main street should especially be
careful this week during the fair, when hundreds of cars will be speeding to and fro on that
street day and night. It is with great difficulty that older people keep out of the way of the
passing automobiles, and children when out in the street are almost at the mercy of the cars.
A man giving his name as FRANK ROBINSON from Saline county, was shot in the head while on an I.
C. freight train at Bardwell, Ky., according to a telegram received by Sheriff John D. Cummins
The telegram did not tell about the shooting. The man is about 35 years of age and is
believed to be fatally wounded. The sheriff was asked to notify his relatives if they could be
He sent a messenger to a family of that name residing near Sunset Hill, who are expected
to give some information about the man who is shot.
LULU E. DUNN, 52, wife of Chas. Dunn of Dorrisville, died at 4:00 o'clock Monday afternoon
following an attack of congestion of the stomach and bowels. She was very ill from Friday until
her death Monday.
Mrs. Dunn was prominent in lodge work, being a member of the Eastern Star and White Shrine
lodges of this city. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Duncan of Mitchellsville and
was well known in that community as well as in Harrisburg and Dorrisville.
Surviving her are her husband and one son, Ulys, and her parents, Also one brother, Arthur
Duncan, and two sister, Mrs. Fred Brockman and Mrs. J. M. Lehman.
A brief funeral service will be held at the home in Dorrisville on Wednesday and, the body
will be taken to Duncan cemetery near Mitchellsville for burial.
Wednesday, July 26th
The funeral of little AGENS POVELONIS, seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Povelonis,
who died Monday as a result of injuries received when she was hit by an automobile, was held
this morning at 10:00 o'clock at the Catholic church.
FRANK ROBINSON, the Harrisburg man who was shot in Bardwell, Ky., Monday night, died at noon
Tuesday from the effects of the shooting. According to telephone messages received by Undertaker
Ed Hensley here today Mr. Robinson was taking a free ride in a coal car on an I. C. freight and
the brakeman and a Negro on the train were fighting a gun duel when Robinson was accidentally
shot. It was fired by the colored man at the brakeman and hit Robinson according to the
information given over the phone.
The body is being shipped to this city and is expected to arrive on the 6:37 north bound
Big Four passenger this evening. It will be taken to the Co-Operative Undertaking parlor.
The I. C. agent who notified officials in this city, of the shooting, said that Mr.
Robinson was very reticent about his affairs. He merely told them that his home was in Saline
county and that he left here Saturday, going to Cairo and was "beating" his way down into
Kentucky from there when the shooting occurred.
Mr. Robinson had been married twice and has three sons, Lucian, Luther and Claude.
Mrs. Lucy Robertson of Marissa, one of his sisters, has been notified of his death and
will arrive tonight to remain until after the funeral. Funeral arrangements will not be made
until the body reaches this city.
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. H. J. Berky was called to Metropolis Wednesday morning by the death
of her sister, MRS. AMANDA DEAN. Mrs. Albert Lang of Mt. Vernon, Ind., who was called here by
the death of the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ruling, departed Wednesday morning for
her home. Chief of Police George Stiff received a telegram today instructing him to find Frank
Mayo, a man who is supposed to be operating a stand at the fair grounds here and tell him that
his daughter is dead.
Mr. Stiff interviewed Arthur Franks, the manager of the fair grounds and Mr. Franks told
him there was no one there of that name. He next visited The Daily Register office and asked us
to try to locate Mr. Mayo. He came here from Springfield, Ill., and if you know him you are
asked to give him this information.
Thursday, July 27th
The condition of W. O. WARREN, who has been seriously ill for the past three weeks, was reported
this afternoon as having become more serious and fears are entertained that he may not recover.
His sister, Mrs. Lou Yates, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., who was called by his illness, has arrived.
The body of FRANK ROBINSON, which was shipped to this city from Bardwell, Ky., where he was shot
while stealing a ride on an I. C. freight, was not identified as the Frank Robinson who is the
father of Lucian, Luther and Claude Robinson of this city.
The circumstances of the shooting coincided with the departure of their father from this
city to such a degree that it was at first believed that the body could be no other Frank
Robinson than he. When the casket was opened at the Co-Operative morgue the boys failed to
recognize the dead man.
Inquiry revealed that another man of that name had formerly lived in the county, and his
home was given as Carrier Mills and near Stonefort. Undertaker Hensley located Mrs. Lawrence
Rector of Ledford, who came to this city to view the body sent here and ascertain if it is her
brother, Frank Robinson. She stated that the corpse resembled her brother, but owing to having
received a letter from him a week ago saying that he was in the midst of harvesting crops at his
home near Yeoma, Ark., she could hardly believe it was he.
She tried to identify him by a picture and his initials tattooed on his arm, but only the
initials were there. She said he had talked of having the tattoo removed and may have had it
A telegram was sent to Yeoma to find out if her brother had left his home there, but no
answer had been received at noon today.
According to other relatives who knew the Frank Robinson of Stonefort he was of a roving
disposition and his sister and cousin stated that he may have hurriedly left Yroma.
The man killed was accompanied by two Negroes, and as many Negroes are used as farm hands
in that part of the country where he lived it is thought possible that he and the Negroes were
making the trip together.
According to a letter received by the undertaker from the I. C. agent at Bardwell after
Robinson was shot his coat was removed and laid under his head for a pillow. During the
excitement of getting the man to a hospital his coat was forgotten. It was left in the coal
car and the car was billed to New Orleans, so it is improbable that the coat can be recovered.
The two Negroes who accompanied Robinson fled when the shooting began and have not been heard
He is five feet ten inches tall, has blue eyes and light hair. He was shot through the
right temple and owing to the bandages around his head, it would be impossible for any one who
was not well acquainted with the dead man to identify him. He was slender and had the
appearance of a working man. His hands were callused and his skin looked as though he worked
in the open.
The expenses of having the body brought from Bardwell to this city were paid by Local
Union No. 1910, of which Frank Robinson who lived in this city and whose body it was supposed
to be, was a member.
Friday, July 28th
The body shipped to this city from Bardwell, Ky., has been identified as that of FRANK ROBINSON
of Weona, Ark., formerly of Stonefort and Carrier Mills. A telegram received this morning from
his half brother, Henry Todd of Weona, stated that he left that place July 23, and gave a
description of the clothing he wore.
His sister, Mrs. Lawrence Rector of Ledford, who believed from the first that the body
was that of her brother, is now convinced that it is he.
It is believed that the clothing worn when he was killed was removed because of
bloodstains. The telegram also stated that Robinson left Weona for Ledford, Ill., to visit
According to information given the family, Robinson employed twenty-five or thirty Negroes
as harvest hands and they believe that the Negroes who were with him when he was killed had
accompanied him from Weona.
Mr. Rector is his only relative in Saline county. He was married and has a wife in Weona.
Following the receipt of the telegram arrangements were made to bury the body this
afternoon. It was laid to rest at Ledford cemetery.
Saturday, July 29th
JESSIE ELIZABETH MARSHALL, a young colored girl, residing on North Gum street, who has been
suffering from typhoid fever for several days, died at 7:00 o'clock last night. She was
fifteen years of age, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marshall.
Rev. A. B. Jackson will conduct the funeral which will be held at 2:00 o'clock Monday
afternoon at the Holiness church on North Gum street, followed by burial at Sunset Hill
Monday, July 31st
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hensley and daughter, Ruth, left this city today in their automobile for Atwood,
in Piatt county, to attend the funeral of Mrs. Hensley's mother, who died at Sullivan Saturday.
CHARLES RATLEY, a miner whose home is in Gaskins City, is believed fatally injured as a result
of an accident which happened while working in a mine near Clay, Ky.
Mr. Ratley went to Clay soon after April l and he was struck by a fall of rock a few days
ago, which injured his head and back. Plans are being made to take him to a hospital in
Evansville, Indiana, this week, in hopes that an operation may save his life. He is about 50
years old and has a large family at Gaskins City. He worked at Harco mine here before the
strike. He has always been recognized here as a hard-working, honorable man, and his friends
deeply deplore his misfortune.
Carrier Mills: Carrier Mills citizens were thrown into sorrow today by the announcement of the
death of A. J. THORNE, old time citizen of this community which occurred at the family home here
at 12:30 Monday.
Mr. Thorne had been sick for the past few weeks, suffering from a paralytic stroke. For
the past few days he had been sinking and when death relieved him he was unable to speak or even
recognize members of the family.
Deceased is survived by the following children: Mrs. A. J. Miller, Mrs. John R. Harris,
Mrs. John Harris, Miss Bertha Thorne and Earl, Orman and Herman Thorne. He had lived here the
greater portion of his life and was a familiar figure in the entire community. The funeral will
be held Tuesday (tomorrow) afternoon at two o'clock, at the family home, conducted by Rev. N.
C. Henderson. Interment at the Salem cemetery.
Tuesday, August 1st
Carrier Mills: The funeral of A. J. THORNE, venerable citizen who died here Monday, was
conducted this afternoon at two o'clock from the family residence. Rev. H. C. Henderson of
the Methodist church was in charge and a large concourse of friends were in attendance.
Interment was made at the Salem cemetery.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Roberts on West Olive street was saddened today by the death of
their daughter, RUBY ROBERTS, who has been an invalid since she suffered an attack of flu about
two years ago. She was 32 years old and her death occurred at 5:25 o'clock this morning.
The family came here about fifteen years ago from Pennsylvania, and before coming here
Ruby was married to Archie Caston, a young Englishman. One child, a son, who is now fourteen
years of age, was born to that union. When his parents were divorced the boy remained with his
mother, and is at present making his home with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Roberts, where his mother died.
Mrs. Lana Parks of West Olive street is the only sister of the deceased. Her former
husband is now living in England and her parents and son of this city with a legion of friends
are left to mourn her death. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.
Family troubles are believed to have been the cause of ZACH MORRIS, 47, a miner of Eldorado,
committing suicide by shooting himself through the left breast Monday afternoon. He died within
a half hour after firing a double barreled shot gun, which was held against his left breast.
Mr. Morris and his wife separated about two weeks ago and he was also discouraged over the
way some real estate to which he was an heir, was divided, according to friends of the family.
He went to the home of his brother, Ed Morris at Fairview farm, a few miles west of Eldorado,
Monday and about 4:00 o'clock that evening he left the house and went out behind the barn where
he fired the shot which killed him.
He did not mention his intention of ending his life and members of the family were much
surprised after hearing the shot and running to the scene to find that he had done so. He was
still alive and conscious when his sons reached his side.
His only words were "oh baby, I am dying," according to the evidence taken at the coroner's
inquest which was held last night at the home of Ed Morris.
His funeral was held this afternoon at Fairview, and the body was taken to Cottage Grove
Wednesday, August 2nd
JAMES BROWN, the little one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Brown, Sr., of Muddy, died early
this morning, after being ill for a few days with cholera infantum. Rev. J. H. Davis, the
Methodist minister of this city will conduct the funeral, which will be held at 8:00 o'clock
Thursday morning at the family residence in Muddy and the body will be taken to a cemetery near
Equality for burial.
Card of Thanks: We wish to express our thanks to all those whose kindness comforted us during
the affliction of our son, brother and nephew, LEWIS FULKERSON and family. -Rev. E. R. Steagall
Thursday, August 3rd
Newspaper men throughout Southern Illinois were sorry to learn of the death of FRANK K. BOYD of
West Frankfort, which occurred at Anna, Thursday. Mr. Boyd went to Anna to be treated for a
stomach ailment with which he had been suffering for several years.
Courteous and of a disposition that was pleasing to all, Mr. Boyd had a large friendship
all over Egypt, and The Register is among the many newspapers deploring his untimely death. He
was editor of the West Frankfort Independent and was formerly of the West Frankfort American.
Personal Paragraphs: Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon for MISS RUBY ROBERTS,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Roberts. Rev. E. R. Steagall will conduct the service, which
will be held at the Roberts home on West Olive street. Interment will be made at Sunset Hill
and the following men will act as pall bearers: Hugh and James McDole, Charles Bets, John Woods,
William Orr, and Earl Dooley.
VIOLA HALL, the four months old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Hall of Dorrisville died Wednesday
afternoon and was buried Thursday afternoon at Colbert cemetery.
Friday, August 4th
MRS. ELLEN WILSON, wife of Jack Wilson of Dorrisville died at 3:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon at
the family residence, after suffering for seven months from cancer. She was 47 years of age.
Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lancelot Pattison and she was born in England.
The family has resided in Harrisburg for many years and is well know. Her parents, her husband
and one son, Sam Wilson and one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Ellis of Eldorado survive.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, and Rev. J. Rose
will conduct the service.
The following friends of the family will act as pall bearers and the body will be laid to
rest at Sunset Hill cemetery: Thomas McClusky, Fleth Conway, Simon Burklow, Horace McClusky,
Robert Bainbridge and Ed Jerrells.
News of Egypt: Fairfield---MRS. ORA MOORE, 35, was drowned early Tuesday in the Little Wabash
near Golden Gate, when the car in which she was driving with her three young daughters plunged
over the embankment at the approach of the bridge. The children were sitting in the rear seat
and fell from the car to the ground, receiving painful bruises, but no bones were broken. The
mother fell into the water, where she drowned. Mrs. Moore was the wife of Merritt Moore, who
lives east of Fairfield. The ages of the children are 12, 9 and 2 years respectively. Mrs.
Moore was driving a Ford touring car, but through some defect of the steering apparatus she was
unable to control the car and it went over the embankment a distance of twenty five feet.
Saturday, August 5th
COLUMBUS GIBBS, who came from his farm home in Southeast Missouri to this city to visit Mr. and
Mrs. Will Vaughn at Dorrisville, became ill a few days ago and his death occurred at the Vaughn
home last night. He had a cancer on the top of his head and was in bad condition due to the
effects of that disease when he reached this city a month ago.
Mr. Gibbs was 74 years old. All of his folk live in Missouri and will not be able to
come to the funeral which will be held Sunday, followed by burial at the Lockwood cemetery.
Mr. B. L. LAMBERT, an aged and retired farmer, who has made his home with his daughter, Mrs.
Henry Howell on South Skaggs street for the past year, died at 3:00 o'clock this morning. He
had been ill for five months suffering from stomach trouble, believed to have been caused by
Mr. Lambert was 73 years old. He was born and reared in Ohio and requested that his body
be taken back to his home at Buthtell, O., for burial. He was a member of the Methodist church
at that place and held membership in the I. O. O. F. lodge at Rush, Kentucky.
Mrs. Howell is his only relative here, his wife having died several years ago and the only
other survivor, a daughter, Mrs. Anna Conley, is in Akron, Ohio.
There will be a short funeral service at the Howell home before the body is taken to the
Big Four station Sunday evening to ship on the 6:37 northbound passenger.
Monday, August 7th
The McLeansboro fair, which attracted large crowds last week, ended with a tragedy Friday night,
when the fair grounds was the scene of a murder.
FRANCIS PHIPPS, 44 years of age, who went from Carmi to attend the fair, was shot and
killed at 10:30 Friday night. The shooting is said to have been the result of a craps game.
It is reported that the man was shot in the back.
Phipps was married and had one daughter, but he and his wife were not living together.
The body was taken to Carmi Saturday and buried there Sunday.
A gruesome sight was revealed Saturday by Alec Craine in the southern part of the city, which
has aroused that immediate section into all kinds of gossip.
Mr. Craine lives on Homer avenue, between Jackson and Webster streets. He was in the rear
of his lot cutting weeds when he made the startling discovery. Lying on the ground without any
clothing was the mite body of a new born infant, which, according to Dr. C. W. Turner was about
four months old when born. It had been dead probably twenty four hours and was in a good state
of preservation. Mr. Craine immediately notified the authorities, and Chief of Police Stiff and
Dr. Turner hurried to the scene and took charge of the little body. It is now at Dr. Turner's
office being preserved in alcohol.
The officers are unable to state whether abortion was performed or not, but every possible
effort is being put forth to ascertain the identity of the mother. If the child was legitimately
born why was it thrown into the weeds?
The circumstances of the death of little PAUL ANDERSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Anderson of
E. Church street, who was taken to Carmi this morning for burial were very unusual. The little
boy was riding down the sidewalk on the East Church street hill about a week ago, when he turned
the "Kiddy Kar' he was riding over and skinned and bruised one of his legs. The injury was
thought to be slight, but blood poison resulted and caused his death at 7:00 o'clock Sunday
morning. He was three years and ten months old.
Rev. H. B. Wilhoyte conducted a brief funeral service at the home this morning and
accompanied the parents and body to Carmi, where another service will be held Tuesday, followed
by burial at the Big Prairie cemetery.
Tuesday, August 8---no obits
Wednesday, August 9th
After rescuing a young girl from Norris City who came near drowning at Woods Ferry near New
Haven Tuesday afternoon, young PERRY OLIVER, also of Norris City was drowned. He and the girl
were with a party of friends picnicking at the Ferry when the tragedy occurred.
The body of young Oliver was taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henderson
Oliver at Norris City where it was viewed today by scores of sorrowing friends.
He was 21 years of age and was a leader of the young people of his home town. The
drowning occurred at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Carrier Mills: JOHN PRIEST, an aged and retired miner of Carrier Mills, who has been ailing
for six months or more, due to tuberculosis of the bowels, died at 10:50 last night. He is
survived by a wife and one son, Harry, of Carrier Mills and the following brothers and sisters
of Harrisburg: Mrs. Bert Moffet, Harry, Howard and Mose Priest.
Mr. Priest was 53 years old and was well known in this city, having made his home here for
many years. Scores of friends of the family visited his home today to view the remains and
speak words of sympathy to the bereaved ones.
The body will be taken to Gulley cemetery Thursday and funeral services will be conducted
at the grave by Rev. C. N. Henderson.
Thursday, August 10th
Mr. M. H. BRUSH, 65, of Eldorado, father of Mrs. Everett Patton of this city, died at Eldorado
Wednesday afternoon. His death occurred while he was sitting in a chair on the front porch.
Other members of the family were eating dinner when they heard him fall out of the chair. When
they reached him he was dead.
Mr. Brush had been connected with the Eldorado Independent Telephone company in an
official way for several years. He went to Eldorado from Texas several years ago. Dropsy and
heart trouble caused his death.
MISS INA JEAN BROWN, fourteen months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Brown of Dorrisville,
died at 11:05 o'clock Tuesday night. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the home followed
by burial at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Card of Thanks: We take this manner in extending our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and
friends, also to Dr. Davidson, Ed Miller and Rev. Motsinger for the many acts of kindness
shown us during the sickness and death of our dear mother, MILLIE ALEXANDER. We are also
thankful to the Rebekah lodge and the people of Dorrisville for the beautiful flowers sent.
No kind act shall ever be forgotten by us.-The children.
Friday, August 11th
Little Miss ETHEL WILLIAMS, a ten year old school girl of Dorrisville, who has been ill for
several days suffering from typhoid died at 8:30 o'clock last night. She was a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Arzie Williams and was in the third grade at Dorrisville school and well known
by the children there.
Rev. Cole conducted the funeral at the Baptist church in Dorrisville this afternoon,
followed by burial at Liberty cemetery.
Saturday, August 12th --No obits
Monday, August 14th
ROBERT EARL CONOWAY, ten months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fleet Conoway, died at 10:10 p.m.,
Saturday night, following a brief illness caused by pneumonia.
His is the first death in a family consisting of the parents, seven sisters and one
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Social Brethren church, followed by burial at
Sunset Hill cemetery. The funeral was preached by Rev. J. Rose and Rev. Reeves.
MRS. BELLE LeMONDE, mother of Mrs. Fred Hawkins of South Granger street, who has been an
invalid for several months, due to cancer of the stomach, died at 5:00 o'clock this morning at
the Hawkins home. She had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins in this city for about
Last November Mrs. Le Monde went to a hospital in Chicago and was operated on, but her
relief was short and she was soon suffering again from cancer. She was 53 years old and a
devoted Christian of the Seventh Day Advent church.
Mrs. LeMonde was born and reared in Indiana. She is survived by two brothers and two
sisters, beside her children whose names follows: Mrs. Fred Hawkins and Niles LeMonde of
Harrisburg; B. F. LeMonde of Vincennes: Mrs. Jack McGirr of Canada, and Mrs. Julia Snidgen of
Rev. E. R. Steagall will conduct the funeral which will be held at the Hawkins home at
2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, followed by burial at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Word was received here today of the death of MRS. JOHN THRAILKILL, which occurred in Oklahoma
City last Saturday. Mrs. Thrialkill and her husband were separated and she has been in Oklahoma
for several months. Both are well known here. Mr. Thrailkill is living in West Frankfort and
their son, Clint, left there Sunday for Oklahoma to accompany the body back to Harrisburg where
funeral services and interment will take place Thursday. Mrs. Thrailkill was a sister of Mrs.
John Moran of this city.
Memorial---In memory of PAUL PERCY BERRY, who died one year ago.---long poem dedicated by
Tuesday, August 15th
Pneumonia caused the death of little MARY LOUISE CHRISMAN, eighteen months old baby daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Chrisman of Mountain township. The baby had been sick for several days and
died at 1:15 o'clock this morning.
Rev. W. Babbs conducted the funeral which was held at the farm home today, followed by
burial at 4:00 o'clock this afternoon at Coffee cemetery.
Wednesday, August 16th
Little two year old KENNETH YARBER tried to pull himself upon his feet by holding on to his
father's bicycle Tuesday morning and pulled the wheel over on himself, inflicting injuries
which caused his death several hours later. The spindle of the wheel pierced the little boy's
throat and went down into his lungs.
The distracted parents had physicians called soon after the accident which occurred at
11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, who did all they could to ease the child until death relieved
its suffering at 9:40 o'clock last night.
Kenneth was the baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yarber, who reside on a farm north of
Galatia. In their grief over the death of their little son, they have the profound sympathy
of everyone. They will bring the body of their little son to Liberty church near this city
Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held there at 2:00 o'clock, followed by burial
at Liberty cemetery.
Personal Paragraphs: The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Julius BARGER was buried today at Butler
JOHN T. ENDICOTT, aged 59 years, died Tuesday at 1:20 o'clock at his home in Eldorado, following
a paralytic stroke. He had lived in Eldorado for several years and was liked by everyone.
Mr. Endicott leaves to mourn his death his wife, one son, Herbert, of Linton, Ind., and
four daughters, Mrs. W. H. Haley, Mrs. Archie Noel and Mrs. Charles Harrison of Harrisburg, and
Mrs. Lucien McCord of Eldorado.
Funeral services will be held at the residence in Eldorado at 2:00 o'clock Thursday
afternoon, followed by interment at Wesley Chapel cemetery.
Thursday, August 17
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. J. H. Mallonee and Miss Clara Mallonee, were called to Terre Haute,
Ind., Thursday by news that DORA JANE, the little daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Clarence EPPERSON is
ill and is not expected to live. Mrs. Epperson is Miss Mallonee's sister and is a daughter of
W. A. Mallonee of East Poplar street.
OBITUARY: On Tuesday morning at 1:14 o'clock, August 15, 1922, the angel of death visited the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd CHRISMAN and took from them their only sweet little daughter, MARY
LOUISE, born December 15, 1921. Age eight months.
She leaves to miss her sweet presence, father, mother, three loving little brothers, Leo,
John and George, grandparents, and a host of other relatives and friends. (long poem follows)
Friday, August 18th
JOHNNIE MARKIE TOMES, the five months old baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Tomes, who reside on a
farm west of Wasson, died of cholera infantum at 12:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
He had been sick for five weeks and one of his little brothers is ailing at the present
time. One sister and three brothers, besides the parents survive.
Funeral services were held at the home this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock followed by burial
at Wolf Creek cemetery.
Suicide from carbolic acid poisoning is one of the most horrible ways of ending a life and was
the method chosen by ED SIRLES, an Eldorado man, who swallowed about an ounce and a half of
carbolic acid at 4:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon and died two hours later.
Sirles, who was 59 years old, had been in poor health and was said to be mentally
deranged. He had been in the state asylum at Anna, but was pronounced cured and returned to
his home in Eldorado. A paralytic stroke is believed to have caused all of his physical and
Thursday afternoon he picked up a bottle of carbolic acid which had been in the family
medicine chest for over a year, told his family he was going to drink it and did drink it before
they could prevent him from doing so. According to witnesses at the coroner's inquest he grabbed
the bottle and rushed out on the porch, where he drank all of the acid in the bottle and then
drank some water. He did not die until six o'clock and suffered horribly between the time he
swallowed the poison and the time of his death. He is said to have threatened to kill members
of his family and had threatened to take his own life several times. Mr. Sirles was a miner.
Coroner McCormack held the inquest last night at the family residence and the verdict was
that Mr. Sirles came to his death from carbolic acid poisoning in committing suicide.
Funeral services were held at two o'clock this afternoon at the home, followed by burial
at Wolf Creek cemetery.
Carrier Mills: The funeral of STEVE BLACKWELL, popular east side barber and one of the highly
esteemed colored citizens of this community, was held this afternoon from the home of his mother
and sister in East Limits. The friends of the dead man swarmed at the home and followed the
remains to Lakeview cemetery, southeast of the city, where interment took place.
Mr. Blackwell was operating a barber shop here where he was prospering. He was stricken
with a stroke of paralysis while at work in his shop last Saturday night and death came as a
relief to his suffering at 8:45 Wednesday evening. He was unmarried and was the main support
of his widowed mother and sister. No man had more friends in this community than did Mr.
Blackwell and his death is deeply deplored.
OBITUARY; SARAH BELLE LeMOND was born in Offerdsville, Ind., June 8, 1867. Departed this life
August 14, 1922. Aged 55 years, 2 months and 6 days. Death was due to cancer.
She was a devoted Christian and worker in the Seventh Day Adventist church. She was
united in marriage to O. P. LeMond October 13, 1886. To this union were born seven children,
two of whom died in infancy. The following remain to mourn her death:
Mr. B. F. LeMond of Vincennes, Ind., Juanita McGerr of Canada, Virginia O. Hawkins, Marie
Snitgen and Niles LeMond, all of Harrisburg, Ill. Also two sisters and two brothers, Alice
Kayes and G. P. Gilley of Washington, Ind., Nola Tomey of Newcastle, Ind., and Wayne Gilley of
Mitchell, Ind., all being present except one brother, Wayne, besides a host of friends at her
Death came as a great relief. Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Hawkins, Rev. E. R. Steagall conducted the service at 2:30 o'clock on August 15, and the
body was laid to rest at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Saturday, August 19th
DAN W. SLOAN, for many years a resident of Harrisburg, well and favorably known in this county,
was killed in a street car accident which happened in Los Angeles, Cal., late yesterday.
A message came this morning to Chas. A. Sloan, brother of the deceased, which told of the
distressing accident. The message was sent by another brother, John A. Sloan, who is also a
resident of California. No details as to the accident were given, it merely stated that Dan
died at three o'clock this morning as a result of injuries sustained in a street car accident
in Los Angeles last evening.
Dan Sloan was born and reared in Harrisburg, and was the son of the late William G. Sloan,
Sr. The young man was in business here for several years, went to Golconda where he did a
mercantile business for three or four years and then moved back to Harrisburg and operated a
dry goods store in the room where Lee McGuire is now located. He left here about twelve years
ago and moved to Salt Lake city, Utah, where he accepted a position as traveling salesman for a
dry goods house. About three years ago he moved to Santa Monica, Cal., which is sixteen miles
out from Los Angeles. He and family occupied a fine residence which they owned, and they had
just completed another magnificent home which they were going to occupy. About a year ago Mr.
Sloan quit the road and went to work for Bullocks, one of the largest dry goods and department
houses in the west.
He, it is believed here, was on his way home after the store had closed, and was in the
street car accident. Charles Sloan has telegraphed to John Sloan for full particulars and also
as to what arrangements are to be made for the funeral. It will not be known until word comes
from the family whether or not the body will be brought back here for burial.
Deceased leaves the widow, Mrs. Katie Sloan, and two daughters, Amelia, employed as a
teacher in the Los Angeles city schools, and Eva Elizabeth, a student in the Los Angeles high
school. Three brothers and one sister also survive. These are Charles A. Sloan and Mrs. Eva
(A. C.) Clark, both of this city; John Sloan of Los Angeles and William G. Sloan, Jr., now of
New York City.
The mother, Mrs. Sallie Sloan, residing on East Church street, this city, also survive.
Friends and acquaintances of the family were distressed here today as the news of Mr.
Sloan's death reached them. The Register desires to be numbered among those offering sympathies
of those in sorrow.
CLYDE SMITH, bandmaster of the Omaha band, was well known in Harrisburg and other parts of
Saline county. The following account of his tragic death will be read with interest by those
who knew him:
"About 12 o'clock Saturday night August 12, Clyde Smith, a farmer living between Omaha
and Roland, met a tragic death when the automobile he was driving was hit by the southbound B.
& O. passenger train, which was running five hours behind its schedule.
"Mr. Smith was on his way home from the Union county (Ky.) fair where he had been engaged
during the week as leader of the Omaha band. The band made the trip from Omaha to Uniontown in
automobiles, Mr. Smith taking several members of the band in his car. When they reached Omaha
on their return trip Mr. Smith, before going to his home, took some of the members of the band
who lived in the country to their homes, leaving his young son at Omaha to await his return
when they would go home together.
"It was on the return trip to Omaha that the unfortunate man met disaster. The crossing
at Roland, instead of being higher than the dirt road bed, is lower, the road on either side
sloping to the track at least ten degrees. It is thought that Mr. Smith had intended to stop
his car a safe distance from the crossing to let the approaching train pass and that his brake
failed, letting the car coast onto the tracks.
"The right of way at this point is very narrow and between two high embankments and the
car, when hit by the train was thrown against one of the embankments only to be thrown back onto
the train again. This was done several times as was shown by the scars on the coaches, caused
by the impact. When found Mr. smith still remained in the driver's seat, but there is not a
doubt but that he was killed instantly. The car had been torn completely in twain."
Personal Paragraphs: Word was received here late Friday afternoon of the death of little DORA
JANE EPPERSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Epperson of Terre Haute, Indiana. Mrs.
Epperson was formerly Miss Gaynelle Mallonee of this city. Her sister and sister in law Miss
Clara Mallonee and Mrs. J. H. Mallonee of this city are in Terre Haute and will remain until
after the funeral.
Monday, August 21st
AMOS SCHOY, a young Belgian who has made his home in Harrisburg for several years and went to
Springfield, Ill., a week ago to look for work, committed suicide by shooting himself through
the heart with a pistol, according to news received here today.
A telegram received by his wife, Mrs. Janie Hinant Shoy, who lives in West Harrisburg
said that he committed suicide Saturday, death occurring late that afternoon. It is said that
he brooded over a disagreement between himself and wife before leaving Harrisburg and friends
believe that he became despondent over that and took his life.
Mrs. Schoy discredits this story, saying that she had a letter from Springfield to join
him, and saying him last week urging her to come to that he had the promise of a good job. She
had not answered this letter. Her folk, the Hinant family are inclined to believe that the
young man met with foul play and did not commit suicide. He was visiting at the home of
Mr. Schoy was 35 years of age and is survived by the widow and one small child. Upon
receipt of the telegram announcing his death, a committee from the mine local union at Dering,
left here Sunday for Springfield to bring the body back to Harrisburg.
It is expected to arrive tonight and will be taken to the family residence in West
Harrisburg. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.
A coroners jury which today proved the death of AMOS SCHOY of Harrisburg, Saturday, was expected
to return a verdict of suicide.
Bitter relations between he and his wife are said to have caused him to take his life.
Refusal of his wife, Janie Schoy in Harrisburg, to join him here was said to have been the cause
of the act. He was at the home of relatives and after telling them good-bye, walked out on the
porch and shot himself through the heart.
Personal Paragraphs: Dr. G. C. Stephens was called to Robinson today by the death of his
brother, AMBERS STEPHENS. He will remain in Robinson until after the funeral. Mrs. Mary
Worlds of Carmi, who has been visiting relatives in this city and Carrier Mills, returned home
Monday. She was called to Carrier Mills by the death of her brother, STEVE BLACKWELL. Mrs.
Aud Clark and her brother, C. A. Sloan, left this city Sunday for Santa Monica, Calif., where
they will attend the funeral of their brother, DAN SLOAN, who was killed in a street car
accident Friday. According to a telegram received from Santa Monica Mr. Sloan will be buried
there. He formerly resided in Harrisburg and was well known by many Saline county people.
Tuesday, August 22nd
HATTIE RUTH RUDE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Rude, was born October 29, 1894, and departed
this life on July 17, 1922, making her age 27 years, 6 months and 18 days old. She was married
to Loran Rude on October 25, 1921, and resided at Rudement until death. She professed a hope
in Christ about seven years ago and united with the M. E. church at Pisga, and later affiliated
herself with the Social Brethren church at Rudement.
She has a husband and two children, Marie and Waldo, also the father and mother: two
sisters, Opel and Laura Rude: three brothers, Oland, Calud and Wayne, together with a host of
friends and relatives to mourn their loss.
God called her from her earthly home to that home eternal where she will rest from all her
Funeral services were held by Rev. J. M. Rose at Rudement on July 19, and the body was
laid in its last resting place at Sunset Hill cemetery, near Harrisburg.
Wednesday, August 23rd
Golconda had a distressing death last week when one of the oldest buildings in that city burned.
It was the Travelers' hotel, and one man lost his life in the fire. The Herald-Enterprise gives
the following account of the fire:
"Fire at an early hour Thursday morning reduced to ashes the west wing of the Travelers'
hotel and almost totally ruined the main building. The loss is estimated at thousands of dollars
and is only partially covered by insurance.
"While the fire was raging some of the relatives of the porter, JESSE TOLLEY, who slept in
that part of the building where the fire originated, became anxious about him. Search was made
about the town but he could not be found. When the fire had burned low his torso was found in
the northeast corner of the sample room, a room adjoining the small one where he slept.
"The building was one of the oldest in town, having been built for a residence about fifty
-five years ago by the late Judge Wesley Sloan, father of the late Wm. . Sloan. The lower part
on the north side was for a time used as a store, but for the past thirty years the entire
building has been used for a hotel."
Personal Paragraphs: (Note-this article is cut along the left side and some obits are not
complete) Mrs. Tom Field of South Granger street was called to Marion Wednesday by the death
of her Uncle, _____ MILLER.
Mrs. Amos Scohy, wife of the young man from this city who committed suicide in Springfield
Saturday is deeply grieved over facts she has learned concerning the rash act which ended his
life. On Monday after his death Saturday before, she received a letter written by him five days
before his death, in which he urged her to come to Springfield to live with him.
The delayed letter, meant much to the young man and his wife. When she failed to get the
letter, therefore did not answer it, he believed she had turned him down and was so despondent
that he committed suicide by shooting himself through the left temple. Mrs. Scohy received a
telegram Sunday announcing his death, and the next morning received the loving message sent to
her before his death, which was written in hope and anticipation of their reunion.
Another sad fact in connection with his death is that being of Catholic faith, religious
services by a Catholic church is denied him, because he committed suicide. According to the
laws of the Catholic church no burial service is accorded anyone who deliberately takes their
own life, unless they die repentant. With this young man death was instantaneous.
Arriving on the I. C. train yesterday afternoon the body was met at Raleigh by Undertaker
Ed Hensley, and brought to the family residence on West Church street. This afternoon it was
laid to rest at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Word was received here yesterday by Frank Bond of the sudden death of his niece, MRS. HARRY
SIDDELL, formerly of this city. Deceased was formerly Miss CLARA CATT and her death occurred
at Bend, Oregon.
Her death was due to heart trouble and was unexpected. She died August 15th. Mrs. Siddell
leaves to mourn her death her husband, the baby, the mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Rome Catt,
and two sisters, Mrs. Marie McClare and Miss Winnie Catt, together with many sorrowing friends.
Thursday, August 24th
Funeral services were held today in Santa Monica, Calif., for DAN SLOAN, the Harrisburg man who
was killed in a street car accident there. His brother, Charley Sloan and Mrs. Aud Clark, who
left Harrisburg the first of the week arrived in time to attend the funeral and interment was
made at Woodlawn cemetery.
The family of the deceased had been living at a hotel in Santa Monica for several weeks
while a new home was being completed for occupancy. It was completed about the time of Mr.
Sloan's death and the family waited until after his funeral to change their residence. Their
entrance in the new home this afternoon was made very sad because of the death of Mr. Sloan.
Friday, August 25th
JAMES WRIGHT, one of the few Civil war veterans of Saline county died Thursday at his home in
Stonefort, following a paralytic stroke, which occurred about a week ago. He was 83 years old.
Mr. Wright was a Union soldier in the Civil War and fought in several engagements during
the two and a half years he was in service. His relatives are all dead excepting a niece and
nephew, who reside in Harrisburg. They are: W. D. Keaster and Mrs. Green Gurley. He had been
batching until he became sick and was taken to the home of Mrs. Sarah Keaster, who cared for
him until his death.
Mr. Keaster of this city, went to Stonefort today to attend the funeral.
Saturday, August 26 ---No obits
Monday, August 28
Mr. J. H. RICH, a well known farmer of Crouch township, was instantly killed last Thursday
morning while hauling water near Aden. Mr. Rich had hitched his horse to an old bob sled and
was hauling water to the house, when the horse became badly frightened, throwing him under the
sled and in a way so as to get his head fastened and dragging him a considerable distance,
breaking his neck and crushing his skull. Mr. Rich had many friends in the community in which
he lived who were shocked to hear of his death. He was about 70 years of age.---McLeansboro
Sorrow and death again entered the home of Guy NEWMAN, 310 South Granger street, this morning
at 11:30 o'clock, when his baby boy, NORMAN EUGENE, died. The little boy would have been four
months old on the 2nd day of September.
Just a few weeks ago death entered this home and took the fond wife and mother, and it is
a terrible blow for the husband and father to go through those pangs of sorrow again, but his
friends are with him and are doing all they can to relieve him in his distress. The little one
will be laid to rest tomorrow at ten o'clock the funeral being at the home and the interment at
Salem cemetery, near Carrier Mills. Rev. Davis of the Methodist church will officiate.
The Register force is in deep sympathy with the sorrowing family as are also the many
friends in this community.
JOSEPH KENNEDY, colored, died at 3:30 o'clock this morning at Grayson, where he and his family
have been making their home for some time. They came from Kentucky and Mr. Kennedy worked at
the Grayson mine.
He was 63 years of age and had been suffering from a complication of diseases caused by
cancer and tuberculosis. The widow and several children will accompany the remains back to
their old home in Kentucky for burial, leaving this city this afternoon.
Tuesday, August 29th
EARL HILL, a miner of Ledford, is dangerously ill at his home there today, as a result of seven
knife stabs in his left side and arm, inflicted during a fight between himself and Burt Buntley.
One wound in his left side goes through his ribs and into the bowels. The knife went to the
bone in his left arm and there are several other less serious wounds.
Buntley was arrested by Bud Tavender, the marshal at Ledford, and brought to the county
jail, where he gave bond for his appearance in court. He is charged with assault to murder.
The cutting scrape occurred Saturday night at the home of Henry Douglas in Fourteen patch. Both
men had been friends and no reason was given for the fight.
Marshal Tavender also arrested John and Arthur Hicks and Louie Mitchell, who pled guilty
to disturbing the peace Saturday night and were fined.
CHARLES W. CATHCART, Jr., little thirteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cathcart,
residing on Ford avenue, who had been ailing since he had the flue last winter, died at 9:00
o'clock this morning. This is the second child to be taken by death in this family and the
young parents are deeply grieved. One small daughter remains to comfort them.
Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock followed by
burial at Sunset Hill cemetery.
News of Egypt: Taylorville: The 18 months old daughter of Mrs. Nellie CALLAWAY was killed
Wednesday when caught under the wheels of the family automobile. The mother was backing the
car from the garage, the baby had been playing with her five year old sister, while waiting to
be lifted into the car.
Metropolis: OSCAR COWGILL, 5 years old, was drowned in the Ohio river Friday afternoon
while wading in the midst of 75 persons who were bathing at Fort Massac beach. The lad's mother
died about a year ago and he was being cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Krone, who were
present, but had lost sight of him in the crowd.
Wednesday, August 30th-No obits
Thursday, August 31st
Saline County had its first mine fatality Wednesday afternoon since the resumption of work was
started last week. The accident occurred in Saline No. 3 mine about 2:30 o'clock and JOE SARKANAS
was the unfortunate man.
Mr. Sarksnas was caught by a fall of rock and the back of his head torn off. He also
suffered bruises on the face, but death resulted from the injuries in the back of the head.
Sarksnas was either a widower or a bachelor, as he was making his home at the Commercial
hotel in this city. He is known to have had one sister now living in Pennsylvania, but up until
noon today her address had not been secured. Coroner McCormick is to hold the inquest this
evening at the Co-Operative Undertaking parlors, and he is going to look into the trunk of the
deceased in an effort to get the address of the sister. An insurance policy was found made out
in her favor. No arrangements will be made for the funeral until she can be communicated with.
Later today it became known that the dead man also has a brother, Stanley Sarksnas, living
at Troy, this state. This was learned when two cousins of the deceased came in this morning
from West Frankfort. The Troy brother was telegraphed and he will arrive tomorrow. The address
of the sister has not been found yet and may not be until the brother gets here.
Marion, IL-The man indicted by the special grand jury investigating the Herrin massacre, who is
charged with firing the shot which killed C. K. McDOWELL has been arrested. His name is Otis
Clark and he is a miner from Weaver, Illinois. He came into the office of George R. Stone,
attorney for the union miners at 11:00 o'clock this morning, and voluntarily gave himself up.
Friday, September 1st -No Obits
Saturday, September 2nd -No Obits
The 'eternal triangle' is said to have resulted in the death of MRS. MAY WATKINS, 37, wife
of George Watkins of South Jackson street, who was shot through the heart by Mrs. Joe Lasley, 48,
this morning at her home. Death was instantaneous.
Mrs. Lasley is said to have gone to the Watkins home at about ten o'clock this morning and
after quarreling with Mrs. Watkins about relations between Mr. Lasley and Mrs. Watkins, Mrs.
Lasley ran her through the house pointing a gun at her and shot her as she started to leap off
the front porch. Neighbors heard the shot and screams of Mrs. Watkins. When they reached her
she was dying. She did not live to tell any of the details of the trouble that lead up to the
Mrs. Lasley remained in the neighborhood after the shooting. She walked up and down West
Raymond street holding a parasol low over her head and was arrested at the Granger street
crossing by Coroner McCormack, who was on the scene within a very few minutes after the shooting.
She denied shooting Mrs. Watkins, but was identified by some neighbors as the woman who was
seen to enter the Watkins home before the shot was fired and a revolver with one chamber empty
was found on her person. She was placed in jail and will be held there until after an inquest
According to information given the officers investigating the case, Lasley, who is
employed by the traction company in the maintenance of way department, boarded at the Watkins
home. He and his wife had been separated for some time. Mrs. Lasley and children were living
out near the Logan school.
Mrs. Watkins was alone when the fatal visit of Mrs. Lasley took place. Her three daughters,
Rosie 14, Gladys 12, and Rosebud 10, were in school and Mr. Watkins, who is also employed by the
traction company in the maintenance department, was at work.
They were called home immediately following the shooting and arrived in time to see their
wife and mother lifted into an ambulance and taken to the Rude undertaking parlor. No funeral
arrangements have been made.
The Watkins inquest will be held at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday night at Rude's Undertaking
State's attorney Thompson stated that the preliminary work will be rushed through in this
case and it will be presented to the grand jury meeting Monday, September 11.
One woman was killed, another fatally injured, one man was seriously hurt and another man
injured last night about 9:30 o'clock when a big Jewett car turned over twice and landed in a
The parties referred to are MRS. ANNA BELLE COOK, who was reported in a dying condition
at the Harrisburg sanitarium, as The Register went to press; MRS. OLLIE MATTINGLY, who was
killed almost instantly; Samuel Stump, suffering from injuries to the back and hips and who is
in a very serious condition, and James Russell who suffered the slightest injuries of the four
people who were in the car.
The accident happened on the paved road just north of Harrisburg, almost directly opposite
the wholesale meat and slaughter house out on that road. It was the most serious automobile
accident that has ever happened in this county. All parties who constituted the party are
middle aged and were out on a joy ride. They were returning to Harrisburg and had drawn to one
side of the road to let an approaching car pass. The driver, Mr. Stump, had driven too far to
the edge and the wheels jumped off to the side of the paving, Mr. Stump was having difficulty,
and turned the steering wheel almost half way round and then put on more gas. Without any
warning the big machine turned over and over the second time, finally landing in the corn field
to the edge of the road.
Screams of the injured soon brought help, as there were many cars passing by. Mrs.
Mattingly was the most seriously hurt and she died soon after the accident. Mrs. Cook was hurt
in the back of the head and was rushed to the Harrisburg sanitarium, where she has since been
sinking and is now reported dying. Mr. Stump has serious wounds in the hips and back and is in
a critical condition. The injuries to Mr. Russell, however, are not so serious, and he will
soon be all right.
The funeral of Mrs. Mattingly will be held tomorrow afternoon. She was the daughter of
Elijah Gibbons and was born and reared here. She had one daughter, Mrs. Essie Mick, who was
working as an operator on the Murphysboro Telephone Company's switch board last night. She
heard of the terrible accident which resulted in the death of her mother and was almost in a
faint. Responses to repeated calls for that phone were not forthcoming for moments, and the
patrons will now know the reason. The following were brothers, half -brothers and sisters of
Mrs. Mattingly: Mrs. Minnie Travelstead, Pleas, Charles, Will and Joe Gibbons, Mary Miller and
Mrs. Clell Owens.
Mrs. Cook, whose death is expected at any moment, is well and favorably known here. She
is the widow of J. L. Cook and was making her home with Mrs. Rosa Olliver, 111 West Raymond
Avenue. Mrs. Mattingly was also a widow, her husband having lost his mind here a few years ago
and later killed in the asylum at Anna.
The death of Mrs. Mattingly will be investigated by a coroner's inquest being held
Thursday night at 7:00 o'clock at the Co-Operative Undertaking Parlor.
Personal Paragraphs: Miss Ellis, the nurse, has returned from Centralia, where she went to
attend the funeral of her father, V. A. PIXLEY, who died in Los Angeles, Cal. The funeral was
held Thursday. Mr. Pixley was a victim of diabetes.
Wednesday, September 6th
When death came to MRS. ANNA BELLE COOK in the Harrisburg sanitarium at 7:35 last night,
it marked the second victim of the terrible automobile accident that occurred just north of
Harrisburg at 9:30 o'clock Monday night.
Mrs. Cook was suffering intensely and death came as a great relief to the well known lady.
The injuries which caused the suffering and death were confined to the back of the head, the
skull being mashed. She never regained consciousness and passed into the great beyond without
being able to bid farewell to the friends and relatives who were near her.
One son and one sister are known to be speeding on their way to Harrisburg. The son is
Ernest Cook who has been making his home in Kansas City, Mo. For some time. The other is a
sister, Mrs. Carrie Trovillion of Winter's Park, Florida. In addition to these relatives there
remains one daughter, Mrs. Louis Carpenter, wife of Walter Carpenter, of this city; another
sister Mrs. Cora Stiff, wife of Henry Stiff who reside at Missoula, Montana; a brother, Charles
Compton of Paducah, Ky., and a step-daughter, Mrs. Amby Roddum of West Logan street, this city.
No arrangements have been made for the funeral of Mrs. Cook and none will be completed
until arrival of relatives who are on the way and those who may be the way. The body was taken
to the Co-Operative Undertakings last evening and prepared for burial. It was removed to the
home of the step-daughter, Mrs. Roddum, today and where it will remain until taken to the last
Friends of Mrs. Cook all over the city and county were anxious as to her condition and
many telephone calls came from these friends. She was a member of the McKinley Ave. Baptist
church and a most excellent lady. Her untimely death will be deplored by all our people.
The condition of the two gentlemen who were in the fatal car was about the same today as
it was yesterday. Mr. Russell shows improvement, and Mr. Stump, who is most seriously hurt,
also is resting easily, but complications may set in and cause unseen trouble. The car was not
so badly damaged as was first thought. The two wheels the right side were smashed to pieces
and had to be replaced with new ones. The wind shield and the top were also destroyed and the
rear seat badly damaged. Outside of those damages, the car is all right and was able to run to
the Jenkins garage on its own power.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Watkins home on
South Jackson street, for MRS. MAY WATKINS, wife of George Watkins, who was shot and killed
about ten o'clock Tuesday morning. The body will be laid to rest at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Her father, George Lindsey, of Pope county, her sister, Mrs. Flossie Lindsey of Chicago
and her brothers, Clyde and Raymond of Pope county were here for the funeral. The mother is
bedfast and therefore unable to attend.
Mr. Lindsey, the father of the dead woman, is deeply grieved over her tragic death. He
is confident that his daughter was in no way to blame for the domestic trouble which is said to
have been the cause of the shooting.
Mrs. Lasley, who is being held in jail, has repeatedly denied shooting Mrs. Watkins and
refuses to talk to anyone outside of her immediate family. Sympathizing friends who knew of her
trouble offered assistance today, but were turned aside, by her silence.
Personal Paragraphs: The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Harry GROENIGHER of Muddy was buried today at
Gossett. Miss Ora Lasley, who has been visiting relatives in Vienna, arrived home Wednesday
morning accompanied by her cousin, Miss Mary Bellany of Vienna, who will visit here for a few
days. Miss Lasley is a daughter of the woman who is charged with murdering MRS. GEORGE WATKINS
yesterday. She did not know of the shooting affray until she arrived in this city this morning.
Thursday, September 7th
MRS. JOE PUCKETT of Fairfield, formerly Miss AUDRA ORR, of Eldorado, came to a sad death last
Sunday afternoon when she jumped from an automobile which her husband was driving.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Puckett and daughter, Joeline, 2 years old, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Ora
Wicklin of Mt. Carmel were riding in a Ford roadster on Douglas St., in Fairfield. Mr. and Mrs.
Puckett had a few moments before had a small, difficulty over their child. Mr. Puckett having
slapped the baby, Mrs. Puckett told him she was going to jump from the car and he thought she
was only joking.
However, Mrs. Puckett took the child from the arms of Mr. Wicklin who was holding it, opened the
door and before any of the occupants could catch her, fell from the car, striking on her head
and fracturing the skull at the base of the brain. She died in a very few moments after the
Mrs. Puckett was before her marriage, Miss Audra Orr, her home being in Eldorado, and was
for several years an employee of the Sexton Mfg. Co., at Fairfield. Mr. Puckett is a well known
garage and general automobile dealer, having been raised in Fairfield.
The coroner's jury which were called immediately after the accident heard all the evidence
Sunday afternoon and withheld its decision until Monday morning when it was rendered, being:
"Death caused by fracture of the skull at base of brain caused by accidentally falling from a
car while in motion, lighting on her head."
The evidence showed that the car was moving at between 25 and 30 miles per hour when the
lady fell from it. The baby was slightly injured about the face and head but sustained no
The remains were taken to her former home in Eldorado Monday afternoon for burial.
"We, the jury, sworn to inquire into the death of MRS. MAY WATKINS, find that she came to her
death by a gunshot wound in the hands of unknown parties."
That was the verdict given last night by the above jury in the inquest held by Coroner
McCormack which inquired into the death of Mrs. George Watkins, who was shot and instantly
killed directly in front of her home on South Jackson street, about nine o'clock Tuesday morning.
The inquest was held at the Rude Undertaking Parlors, where a great crowd swarmed, and
where but a small portion of the people anxious to hear the evidence gathered, most of whom were
unable to gain admittance. State's Attorney Chas. H. Thompson was on hand to represent the
people and Attorneys Fowler & Rumsey were there in behalf of Mrs. Joe Lasley, accused of firing
the shot that snapped out the life of Mrs. Watkins.
Immediately after the verdict had been returned, Mr. Thompson issued an information against
Mrs. Lasley charging her with murder and she is still in the county jail and still refusing to
converse with anyone concerning the affair.
The evidence as sworn to last night by the different witnesses is given below in full for
the benefit of the general public.
"My name is Lizzie Rice, my age is 50 years, I reside in Harrisburg, Ill. My occupation
is dress maker, I live in the neighborhood of May Watkins, across the play grounds northeast
from her home. I was at home when shooting occurred. I can see in the hall way of the Watkins
home. The shot was the first thing I heard. A woman with a pink dress on threw up her hands
and fell. I saw the woman with light dress standing inside the screen door. I learned the
woman in pink was Mrs. Watkins. I saw the woman in the light dress next on Raymond street,
after the shooting. I got in a car at Watkins' home. We went on to car line at McKnight's
store, and waited until she came by and passed me at the store. From the time we got to Granger
street, she was at Hawkins store. She had a parasol, pocket book and paper sack; when she
passed me, she had her hand in the paper sack. When I saw her on Raymond street she was about
two blocks from Granger. This was the same woman that we saw on Granger street. I learned the
man who was with me in the car was a Mr. Wilson. I saw the woman in jail. She had the same
dress, purse and black umbrella and looked like the same party and packages. I saw her face
when we passed her in car. I could not tell her identity in the Watkins home on account of the
"My name is A. L. Bradshaw; my age is 68 years; I reside at Harrisburg, Ill. I reside on
West Raymond street, intersection of Jackson. I live about 150 feet from May Watkins' home. I
was acquainted with her three months. I was at home September 5, 1922, when the shooting
occurred. I was not acquainted with Fannie Lasley. I have learned her since shooting. There
was a woman came across car line. I noticed her going west. I was on my porch. She had a
parasol over her head. She went west and in about ten minutes she came back. I could not see
her face. I could see from her waist down. She came on the sidewalk and went toward May Watkins'
house. In about three or four minutes I heard one shot. This woman was dressed in light, with
dark dots. The umbrella was raised. I could not see if she had anything in her hand. I was
about twenty feet from walk. I saw the woman in jail. She wore the same light dress with dots
and had the parasol. In my best judgment she was the same woman."-A. L. Bradshaw.
"My name is Dr. C. S. Skaggs; my age is 38; I reside at Harrisburg, Ill; my occupation is
that of physician and surgeon. I was not acquainted with May Watkins. I made an examination of
the body at 10:00 o'clock at the undertaking parlor. There was a wound about three inches above
the left nipple, small round, penetrating with dark colors around showing stains of powder
penetrating the skin and muscles of the third rib. Changing course of direction the wound moved
downward along rib a distance of three inches. At the junction of the rib and breast bone
changed course and went toward back, passing through central portion of the heart. Portions
penetrated, left vertical, and superficial arteries. Could not trace further. The result is
most always instant death. Some cases live 24 to 36 hours. Always fatal. No other wounds or
bruises. My opinion of caliber from size of wound looked like 25 or 32 gauge. Did not have
force enough to penetrate rib and pass through, larger caliber would have fractured rib."-C. S.
Skaggs, M. D.
"My name is Harry Mitchell; my age is 42 years; I reside at Harrisburg, Ill; my occupation
is salesman. I drove to the house where the shooting occurred. Mr. Rude asked me to take two
ladies and see if I could locate lady who did the shooting. I went toward Hawkins' store. We
saw her near the store first. I was present when she was arrested. She was dressed in light
dress, with dark spots, with parasol and bundle near her breast. I asked Dr. McCormack if he
was a deputy sheriff. He got in my car and we followed and passed her. They approached her
from opposite directions. They next took the bundle. The revolver dropped. They put her in
my car. Some of the officers approached and took charge of her and started toward town." -Harry
"My name is H. C. Bynum; my age is 31 years; I reside at Harrisburg; my occupation is
deputy sheriff. I did not know Fannie Lasley. I have learned her since arrest, September 5, 1922.
Ed King was with me. Mr. Mooneyham reported a shooting. The boys took us to the porch where
the shooting occurred. We saw Mr. Bradshaw. He directed us the direction to go. Beyond car
line Mr. McKnight directed us further. We went on and found the woman with Dr. McCormack and
D. P. Biby. She was dressed in light colors with blue or green dots. Had an umbrella and .32
caliber pistol in clothes in paper bag. One shell was exploded."-H. G. Bynum
"My name is Jake Winkleman; my age is 25 years; I reside at Harrisburg, Ill.; my occupation
is ice man. I was on Raymond street on September 5, when the shooting occurred. I saw a woman
going east toward Mr. Bardshaw's. I was about ten feet from her. She had a light dress and
parasol. I saw her again on Raymond street going west. I did not hear the shooting."-Jake
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for MRS. OLLIE MATTINGLY, one of the victims
of the automobile wreck which occurred late Monday evening on North Main street, and the funeral
of MRS. ANNA B. COOK, another who died of the result of injuries received during the wreck, will
be held Thursday afternoon at McKinley Avenue Baptist church.
Samuel Stump and J. E. Russell were hurt in the accident and their condition remains
unchanged. Mr. Stump was injured through the chest and Russell's breast bone was fractured.
Both are seriously injured, but are expected to recover.
Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Mrs. Ollie Mattingly. The services were held
at McKinley Avenue Baptist church, Rev. E. R. Steagall officiating, at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon. A crowd which overflowed the house and filled the church yard attended. Interment
was made at Sunset Hill cemetery.
MRS. ANNA B. COOK who was hurt Monday night in an automobile accident and died late Tuesday
afternoon at the Harrisburg sanitarium will be buried Friday. The funeral services will be held
at McKinley Avenue Baptist church at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. E. R. Steagall will conduct the services
and interment will be made at Liberty cemetery.
Friday, September 8th
Marion, IL---A round-up of the thirty-seven men against whom indictments were returned yesterday
afternoon late by the special grand jury, investigating the killings near Herrin started as soon
as the indictments were placed in the hands of the officers. Sheriff Thaxton and his assistants
were prepared to arrest and imprison as many today as could be found.
The first arrest was made by Sheriff Thaxton when he took Phillip Fontanetta, a Marion
miner. Three others taken last night were Levi Mann of Herrin, Charles Rogers of Herrin and
James Brown, a colored deputy sheriff of Colp. All these were placed in jail.
The remaining thirty-two are to be arrested as soon as they can be found. It is believed
that some of the men have already left the vicinity. Practically all of the men indicted are
miners and most of them are Americans. Several of them are men of prominence.
None of he prisoners would discuss their arrest or the indictments, they having been
instructed by counsel to commit themselves only in their attorney's presence.
Col. Samuel Hunter of the Illinois National Guards, who has been here since the inquiry
began, declared he expected no trouble as the result of the issuance of many indictments and
added he had found everything in Williamson county quiet and peaceful.
Hugh Willis, international board member, in a statement issued said: "We are of the
opinion that in the main the men wanted will be able to prove their innocence. We ask the
public to withhold judgment until the men are given a trial as prescribed by the constitution
and law and as soon as the authorities inform us who the men indicted are we will co-operate in
having the men report and surrender.
"We are willing to help secure the surrender of the men as soon as the authorities advise
us who they are thus eliminating extra expense in connection with making the arrests.
"We are going to furnish every legal means of protection to the men arrested."
In those returned the first indictments accuse six men of the slaying of HOWARD HOFFMAN,
of Huntington, Ind., in the Herrin cemetery. He was one of the captives who escaped and the
massacre at the barbed wife fence in the timber. They were recaptured and led back to the
cemetery, where they were shot down. One of them lived and the other five died. The men named
in this true bill are Peter Hiller, Clarence Rogers, Leva Mann, Joseph Carneghi, Percy Hall and
The second indictment names nine men in connection with the ganging of ROBERT J. ADERSON,
of Sparta, Mich., at the southern Illinois strip mine. His body was riddled with bullets after
he had been hanged. In the indictment there are two counts, one charging the shooting and the
other the hanging. The men accused are Nava Cannady, Herbert Rushing, Clyde Lee, James Galligan,
Bert Grace, Dallas McCree, Otis Maynard, Jos. Rhodes and William Stanley.
The third indictment concerns the slaying of JOSEPH SHOEMAKER. He and 13 others of the
non-union mine employees who had surrendered under a flag of truce were killed at the barbed
wire fence in the timber near the power house.
In this indictment 27 men are made co-defendants. Five of them are named in other true
bills. The accused men are: John Kelly, Hubert Walker, James (Dad) Norris, Roy Pennington,
Harvey Purdue, Charles Rogers, John Rushing, Dallas McCree, Otis Maynard, Alvin Stewart, Joe
Murray, Campbell Lively, Wesley McPharon, Frank Adams, Alvin Lolless, Floyd Stokes, George
Anderson, Fred McGough, Fred Travelstead, Phillip Fountaneta, Tom Weeks, James Brown (Colored
deputy sheriff), Otis Clark, Lee Howard, Tony _________, Louis Corbett and Bert Grace.
The fourth indictment is for the slaying of JOHN SHOEMAKER, and charges Hubert Walker
with committing the slaying. He is the only one named in that indictment.
MRS. NINAH COOK, wife of William Cook, who resides in the north part of town, died at 8:00
o'clock last night. She had been ill for several weeks, suffering from bronchial trouble and
lung trouble. Mrs. Cook was 56 years old.
She is survived by her husband and several children. The family moved her a few years
ago from New Harmony, Ind., and have made many friends since they became residents. She is a
sister of Harry and Charles Taylor of North Main street.
The body will be taken back to New Harmony, and Rev. Arnold of Carmi, will conduct the
funeral which will be held at New Harmony Saturday, followed by interment at Maple Hill cemetery.
The automobile claimed another victim in Saline county last night.
CLAUDE GLASSCOCK, son of Dr. G. W. Glasscock, prominent physician of Raleigh, is the
latest Saline county person killed in an automobile wreck. His life was snapped out last night
while he and his companion of the evening, Ben Irvin, another young man of Raleigh, were
homeward bound from Eldorado.
The fatal accident happened west of Eldorado, just a few feet from where the rock road
ends. If information given The Register is true, the accident happened while Glasscock and a
driver in another car were engaged in a race, Glasscock was driving his Ford car and the car
which was racing him is said to have been a Dodge.
As the two cars left the rock road, the Glasscock car got too near the ditch and over it
went. So fast was the car speeding it turned over two or three times and when it finally
stopped rolling it had righted itself and was headed toward Eldorado. Screams and groans from
the two men could be heard by people in other cars. That road is used extensively by people of
Eldorado, Raleigh, Galatia and the country folk and as the accident occurred about eight
o'clock, there were scores of cars passing to and fro.
As soon as the car went into the ditch other cars began to stop and as the screams of
the two injured men could be heard people rushed to their rescue. When the two men were reached
they were both lying directly in front of the car, side by side. The Irvin boy was unconscious
and apparently dead. He was uttering no words. Beside him was his companion, hysterical in
pain and a mass of blood and torn flesh. He was hurt inwardly and great clots of blood flowing
from his mouth, nose and ears. Men standing by raised the suffering man up and he died while
in their arms. He seemed to be mashed and torn practically all over his body.
Quickly after his death the body was taken back to the Martin morgue in Eldorado, where
it was prepared for burial. It was removed to the home in Raleigh today and the funeral will
be held Sunday afternoon.
Word from Raleigh this morning was to the effect that the Irvin boy is not hurt very
seriously. While he suffered several injuries, none are serious and he will soon be able to
get out. He is the son of Mrs. Clarkey Irvin, a widow of Raleigh.
The accident marks the second fatal accident of automobiles in Saline county this week.
The first occurred near Harrisburg Monday night, when Mrs. Anna Belle Cook and Mrs. Ollie
Mattingly were killed. The death of Claude Glasscock has put Raleigh into sorrow, as he was
one of the most popular young men of that city. He was also well known in Harrisburg and had
many friends here.
Death claimed GARLAND B. CLIFF at 5:30 o'clock this morning, after he had been ill for
several days with a complication of diseases due to stomach trouble. Mr. Cliff had been in
poor health for several months. He was a retired farmer past 77 years of age.
Born and reared in Harrisburg, Mr. Cliff left about a year ago to go to Lawrenceville to
live with one of his sons. He returned a month ago and was making his home with his daughter,
Mrs. Dan M. Shell on East College street, when he died. His wife has been dead for several
years. There are five sons and the daughter with whom he made his home, surviving.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Mitchell home,
followed by interment at sunset Hill cemetery. Rev. E. R. Steagall will conduct the service.
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. Jennie Schoy and little daughter, June, left today for Peoria, to
visit friends there and will then go to Springfield, where Mrs. Schoy will remain until after
the estate of her late husband, AMOS SCHOY, who committed suicide in Springfield a few days ago,
is settled. Mrs. Roy L. Seright was called to Gays, Illinois, this morning by a telegram
yesterday telling of the death of her grandmother and then by a later telegram telling also of
the death of her uncle the same day.
Saturday, September 9th
Marion-the arrest and surrender of the men indicted by the special grand jury to probe into the
massacre of the nineteen men killed following the trouble at the Lester strip mine in June
continued today. The jury recessed yesterday for a week and will resume its deliberations on
Monday, Sept. 18.
Attorney General Brundage who is in charge of the work said that he was well pleased with
the work of the jury and that its work has been the most thorough of any jury with which he has
worked. He left last night for Chicago.
Today fifty-eight men stand indicted charged with murder, conspiracy or rioting in connection
with the affair of June. Just before recessing the jury returned twenty-one additional
indictments. The number up to that time had been thirty-seven.
Fred McDougal of Marion, 27, awoke the sheriff today to surrender when he learned he had been
Robert Anderson of Marion was arrested last night. This brings the total in jail to thirteen.
The other eleven are: Percy Hall, Charles Rogers, Leva Mann, Bert Grace, Harvey Pudue, Alvin
Yolless, Fred Travelstead, Phillip Fontanetta, Con Wicks, James Brown and Otis Clark.
The twenty one men indicted by yesterday's action of the grand jury are: Gerald Bernard, Simon
Hiller, Noble Bell, Charles Hancock, Ernie Craig, William Travelstead, V. R. Wison, Henry
Swetcher, Bill Gulledge, Giles Holley, William Sellers, Darby Babbington, Brookhouse (first
name unknown), Fred Cooper (or Keupper), Sam Catone, Jesse Childers, Orrie Kirby, Earl Baxton,
Bill Clander, Hastings (first name unknown) and Lee Herron. They were charged with conspiracy
to kill Howard Hoffman, Robert Anderson, John Shoemaker, Thomas Fleming, Sherman Hollman,
William Cairns, William O'Reilly, Ernest Bernard, Frank Schmidt, Ray M. Leonon, Allen Findley,
Ed Rose, Ignas Rubinis, Joseph O'Rourk and Claude K. McDowell.
Union officials have advised all of the men indicted to surrender at once.
Personal Paragraphs: (this article is cut nearly in half and part is missing) The infant of
Mr. and Mrs. Rob ___ut of Muddy died Friday and is buried today at Rice cemetery. The body of
MRS. NINAH COOK wife of William cook, who died ___ night was taken to New Harmony, Ind., Friday
afternoon for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Charles ___ and Mr. and Mrs. Harry___ and Mrs. Ora Slausher
of this city attended the funeral which was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in New Hormony.
Mrs. Hor___ ___enflod and Mrs. S. B. Bolden accompanied the funeral cortege to Eldorado.
News of Egypt: Carterville---JOE SMITH living at Weaver, committed suicide Tuesday evening by
drinking carbolic acid. Deceased had been in ill health for a long time and despondency was
the cause of his self destruction. He was thirty-eight years of age and leaves a widow and
three children. Belleville-charges of murder were made in warrant sworn out recently in the
case of the three officers of Marissa, held in jail here in the death of MRS. EDITH TUTHILL,
who was shot and instantly killed Monday night. Feeling against the officers was still running
high in Marissa, following the inquest, and authorities here believed it safe to hold the
officers without bond. Mrs. Tuthill was shot in the back while riding in an automobile with
her husband. The officers were guarding the highway and commanded Tuthill to stop, and when he
failed to do so they fired the shot that killed his wife. Belleville---City Marshal William
Crosby of Marissa and Night Marshal James Robinson and Edward Lang, a coal miner, are in the he
county jail following their surrender last night, after the killing of MRS. ADA TUTHILL, 49
years old who was shot in the head, when the automobile in which she and her husband, and
Illinois Central section foreman were riding, failed to heed Marshal Robinson's command to stop.
Officers ordered the automobile to stop, but Bert Cox, driver ignored them, believing them
to be highwaymen.
Many people attended the funeral of MRS. ANNABELLE COOK, victim of the North Main street
automobile accident which occurred last Monday night. The funeral was held Friday afternoon
at McKinley Avenue Baptist church and Rev. E. R. Steagall conducted the service.
The following friends acted as pall bearers: Wes Dempsey, Perry Cain, Taylor Ferguson, Charles
Wilgas, George Huffman and I. R. Tuttle.
Out of town relatives who were here for the funeral were: Her sister, Mrs. J. A. Trovillion,
of Wichita, Fla., and her son, Earnest Cook of Kansas City.
CECIL ARNOLD, young wife of Everett Arnold of Ledford, died at 7:00 o'clock Friday evening,
after being operated on that morning for appendicitis. She was eighteen years old and was a
daughter of John Fitzgerald. The body will be taken to Salem church Sunday, where funeral
services will be held at 2:30 o'clock, followed by interment in Salem cemetery.
Monday, September 11th
MISS EVA COX, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cox, died at the family home, 217 East Church
street, this morning, following an attack of indigestion of the stomach. Miss Cox was in the
best of health up until last night at nine o'clock, when she was stricken ill. Death relieved
her sufferings at one o'clock Monday morning.
Deceased was popular with all who knew her. She was 17 years and ___days old. The
funeral will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at the home beginning at two o'clock, Rev. E. R.
Steagall of the McKinley Avenue Baptist church officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Hill
Personal Paragraphs: Mr. and Mrs. Lew Darnell and Mrs. V. Vanderplym of this city, left Monday
for Petersburg, Indiana, where they will attend the funeral of Mrs. Darnell's mother.
Tuesday, September 12th
MRS. MARINDA GOSSAGE, aged 67 years, 11 months and 5 days, widow of the late Jack Gossage,
after a very brief illness, died at the home of her nephew, Joel Stone, near Ledford, Monday
afternoon. Death is said to have resulted from apoplexy.
The funeral was held this afternoon, interment taking place at the Gossage cemetery,
fourteen miles south of Harrisburg. Eld. Hancock had charge of the funeral services.
The funeral of CLAUDE GLASSCOCK, the unfortunate Raleigh man who was killed in an automobile
accident one night last week, near Eldorado, was held Sunday afternoon in Raleigh. It was one
of the largest attended funeral sever held in Saline county, and the attendance was said to be
two thousand people.
Mr. Irvin, the other man injured in the he same wreck, is improving nicely and is entirely
out of all danger from any bad effects as a result of the wreck.
Wednesday, September 13th
MISS MARIE DURFEE, eighteen-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Durfee, residing at 624 West
Sloan street, died Wednesday morning at seven o'clock, following a two-months' illness with
For the past few days the sick girl showed signs of weakness and her death was not
altogether unexpected. She leaves the father and mother, three sisters and one brother, as
follows: Mrs. Ethel Brantley, Ruby and Bernice Durfee and Orval Durfee. The funeral services
will be conducted tomorrow, Thursday, afternoon from the home at two o'clock, the Rev. Milligan
of the Church of God officiating. Friends of the family are invited. Interment will be at
Sunset Hill cemetery.
Miss Durfee was popular with all her acquaintances and they will be sorry to learn of her
Thursday, September 14th
The body of EVA COX was laid to rest yesterday afternoon at Sunset Hill, Rev. E. R. Steagall
officiating at the funeral at two o'clock at the home on East Church street. She was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cox and leaves six brothers, Woodie, Walter, Carl, Mearl, David,
and Vernie, and one sister, Mrs. Bonnie Waddell, and many relatives and friends.
The out-of-town friends and relatives here were Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cummins, Mrs. Maude Fletcher
and Mrs. Mamie Goddard of Eldorado; Mrs. Thomas Bundy and daughters, Alice and Eva, Mrs. Sarah
Barham and daughter, Fannie of Marion; Herman Cox and Guy Dillon of Herrin; Mrs. Fred Ward of
East St. Louis; Mrs. Bonnie Waddell of St. Louis and Mrs. Ellen Harris of Pueblo, Colo.
The family are all very grateful and wish to thank every one who sent flowers and did those
acts which only true friends can do and those who supplied conveyances.
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. SMITH, residing at 417 West Olive street, are today saddened as a result of
the death of their two months old son, LLOYD, which occurred yesterday afternoon at 12:45
o'clock, following a brief illness with stomach trouble. The little one was one of the twin
boys, and the other twin, Floyd, is also reported seriously ill with the same disease. Funeral
services of Lloyd were held this afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. E. R. Steagall,
pastor of the McKinley Avenue Baptist church. Interment was made at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Friends of the family join The Register in extending sympathies to the sorrowing parents.
News of Egypt: Crab Orchard-Sunday about 1:30 p.m. as a large crowd of friends had gathered
at the home of Loren ANGEL, two miles north of Crab Orchard, to attend the funeral of their
little baby, a storm came up during which James Williams and an eleven year old son of Orph
Handkins were badly shocked and burned by a strike of lightning. About a dozen persons were
gathered at the corn crib and in two cars nearby when lightning struck the crib. The bolt
knocked down the two victims. Mr. Williams was badly burned about the body and the Handkins
boy's legs burned from the knees down. They were hurriedly taken care of and medical
assistance summoned. Monday it was reported they were getting along as well as could be
Friday, September 15th
GEORGE BRELIG, a prominent farmer living near Sparta in Randolph county, died in a St. Louis
hospital yesterday of injuries received on Wednesday of last week when a team ran away.
He was plowing on his farm and his son was immediately behind, plowing with another team.
The son's team ran away, and Mr. Brelig, being somewhat deaf, didn't hear the son's shouts of
warning. The runaway team ran him down and the plowshare cut and mangled the old gentleman's
chest and stomach.
Saturday, September 16th
In the first coal mine fatality in the Belleville sub-district since the resumption of work
following the recent strike, CHARLES VOLTMER, 51 years old, of Fortieth street, Belleville,
plunged to instant death in the shaft of Nigger Hollow Mine No. 1 of the St. Louis & O'Fallon
coal company, northwest of Belleville, at 3 o'clock Thursday morning.
Voltmer's neck and every other large bone in his body was broken. His left leg was torn
Employed as a top man at the mine, Voltmer was pushing an empty car to the cage.
Apparently he was unaware that the cage had descended. Into the unguarded top of the shaft
fell the car, jerking Voltmer with it. Car and man plunged 200 feet, landing on top of the
cage, which was at the bottom of the shaft. Fellow workmen who took out the body perceived
Voltmer was dead. Voltmer was a man of exceptionally strong physique and tall stature.
Mrs. Fannie Lasley was indicted for the murder of MRS. MAY WATKINS, committed here on
Tuesday morning, Sept. 5. Readers of The Register are familiar with this killing. Since the
crime Mrs. Lasley has been in the county jail, where she has from the first and up until the
present hour denied the shooting of Mrs. Watkins. She is becoming a puzzle to the officers
and physicians and does not seem in the least perturbed over the incident. It was developed
here today that in order to see if she would not be reminded of the act, State's Attorney
Thompson had Mrs. Lasley accompany him to the Watkins home when Mrs. Watkins was lying in her
casket. After viewing the body, all that Mrs. Lasley said was, "That is certainly her."
She seems now to have lost all memory of the crime and continues to say that she knows nothing
about it. No application for bond for Mrs. Lasley had been made up until ten o'clock Saturday
morning. The other person indicted for murder is Ike Cash, colored, who is charged with
killing W. M. SPIRLING in the rear of his home on East Church street on the night of May 11th
last. At the time of the killing of Mr. Spirling, Cash was occupying a small house just to the
rear of the Spirling home. Cash was seen to leave his home early in the evening and the light
was still burning in that house. Loiterers were heard around the Spirling home and Mr. Spirling
went out to see who it was. While investigating, he was shot and killed almost instantly. Cash
has never been seen or heard of since. He was a paroled convict from the Eddyville, Ky.,
penitentiary. A reward is still standing for his capture. Sheriff Cummins still has hopes
that he will eventually be caught.
Monday, September 18th
A sad, unfortunate and distressing tragedy occurred at Carrier Mills last evening, which has
shrouded that entire community in sorrow. The affair resulted in the death of HUGH THOMPSON,
25 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson, well known residents, who live about one mile
north of Carrier Mills.
Mr. Thompson died in the Harrisburg sanitarium about 8:45 from a gunshot wound inflicted
by Chief of Police Harve Rann. The trouble took place, according to our reports, directly in
front of the traction depot in Carrier Mills. The Register exerted every possible effort to get
a true account of the trouble, but on account of the weakened and nervous condition of Officer
Rann this morning and the many conflicting reports given us by various people, we are forced to
submit the story from the best authority, as judged by us.
It appears that Mr. Thompson was riding in an automobile with several companions. As they
passed by the depot, the officer started to arrest them on charges of intoxication or speeding.
We were told that Mr. Thompson got out of the car and assaulted Mr. Rann. After receiving a bad
beating up, the two men got up from the ground and the argument was resumed. If reports are
true, Mr. Thompson started at the officer again, who drew his pistol and fired one shot. The
bullet entered the breast about three inches above the navel and about one inch to the right.
It passed almost through the body, being visible to the attending physicians.
As soon as the shot was fired and young Thompson fell to the ground, he was picked up and
carried to the offices of Dr. McSparin, who made a hurried examination. The traction car was
about due and it was decided to take the suffering man to the Harrisburg sanitarium, where it
was proposed to operate on him immediately. Dr. McSparin, relatives and friends of the wounded
man then accompanied the injured to Harrisburg. Death occurred just as the body was being
carried into the hospital. The body was then taken back to Carrier Mills and removed to the
home of the parents, where Edward Miller, Carrier Mills undertaker, prepared the body for burial
No arrangements had been made for the funeral Monday morning.
Officer Rann came to Harrisburg Monday morning and was almost a complete nervous wreck.
He has terrible bruises over the left eye, which is closed, and great scratches on his throat,
where he said he came near being choked to death. He was in no condition to talk to reporters.
He was accompanied by his son, Alvo, and they returned to their home in Carrier Mills before
The affair is deplored by everybody, especially by the people of Carrier Mills. All
parties concerned are popular and respected, and no tragedy in recent years has created as much
sorrow as this one.
MICHAEL CRAB, about 48 years old, was electrocuted on his farm on Little Muddy about a mile and
a half or two miles east of Elkville at 2:30 last Monday afternoon when a section of metal pipe
he was handling came in contact with a high tension wire and 33,000 volts knocked him ten feet.
His fifteen year old son who was working with him was knocked the same distance, but the
father got the greater part of the electric current and died, while the boy was virtually
They were digging a bore well on the farm. The well is almost directly beneath the line
of high tension wires said to belong to the C. I. P. S. and in raising a section of metal pipe
being used for casing in the well the pipe struck the electric wires and the current ran down
the pipe and struck Mr. Crabb knocking him at least ten feet. He was not instantly killed, and
was placed in an automobile and rushed to DuQuoin, six or seven miles to the north and taken
to the mine rescue station where the pulmotor was applied in efforts to revive the injured man.
However, he had died on the way to DuQuoin. Mr. Crabb leaves a wife and four children.
Tuesday, September 19th
LEVI DAVIS, well known citizen of Texas City, died Monday morning early from the effects of
pneumonia, after an intense suffering of two weeks. The death of Mr. Davis has cast a gloom
over that city, owing to the circumstances in connection with the same. Two weeks ago today
Mr. Davis was discovered in his barn by his wife and son. When found, the body was dangling
to the end of a rope. He had gone to the barn lot and tied a rope around his neck, after which
he fastened one end to a rafter. He then jumped over the opening in the loft and when he was
discovered he was hanging and in intense pain. He was lowered to the ground and carried into
the home. Pneumonia developed and death came as relief to the aged man as above stated.
Mr. Davis was about sixty years of age and had lived in the vicinity of Texas City for a
number of years, probably the greater part of his life. He has several relatives in Harrisburg,
among whom are M. B. Gaskins, D. W. Dove, Mrs. L. W. Cummins and Mrs. John Boatright.
The funeral will be held at the Poplar Church in Texas City tomorrow, Wednesday morning
at eleven o'clock, conducted by Rev. John Bachman of Louisville, Ill., and Rev. E. H. Bennett
of Marion, Ind. Interment will be at the Poplar cemetery in that city.
Personal Paragraphs: Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Karber of Gaskins City, left Tuesday morning for
Equality, where they will attend the funeral of JAMES R. MILLER of McLeansboro, who formerly
Carrier Mills---Dr. L. McCormack of Harrisburg coroner of Saline county, has summoned his
jurymen for the inquest in the death of HUGH THOMPSON, who died as a result of gunshot wounds
received at the hands of Policeman Harve Rann Sunday night. The inquest will be held in the
circuit court room at Harrisburg, beginning at seven o'clock. The funeral of Mr. Thompson was
held this afternoon from the home just north of town, conducted by Rev. Motsinger. Interment
was at the Salem cemetery. A large concourse of friends attended the services.
Wednesday, September 20th
MATTHEW ORTON, 12 years of age, died suddenly at 11 o'clock this morning at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Orton, two miles south of town. He had suffered with a couple of
chills and when he became worse today his father started to call a physician but the boy died
before the doctor could arrive.
The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the home, conducted
by Rev. Steagall, after which the remains will be interred in the Butler cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wettaw went to Texas City Wednesday where they attended the funeral
of LEVI DAVIS, who died Monday. Dave Dove of this city also went over to attend the funeral.
Since the last report in The Register, the angel of death has been busy here in Harrisburg
and also at Harco, and as a result three children have died and are now in their graves. Little
FLOYD SMITH, twin son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Smith, living at 417 West Olive street, died Sunday
night, just a few days after the death of his twin brother, LLOYD, which was announced in this
paper. The little fellow was laid to rest Monday afternoon at two o'clock, interment taking
place at Sunset Hill cemetery. Rev. Steagall officiated. CLARENCE LEE McCOY, infant son of
Mr. and Mrs. James McCoy of Harco, died Monday, following a brief illness. The funeral services
were conducted Tuesday morning, interment being made at the Brushy cemetery. The infant of Mr.
and Mrs. James HANSLEY, colored citizens of No. 3 patch, died Monday and was laid to rest Tuesday
afternoon in Sunset Hill cemetery.
Harve Rann, Carrier Mills chief of police, who shot and killed HUGH THOMPSON of that city Sunday
night following an altercation on one of the principal streets there, was held to await the
action of the grand jury by the coroner's jury Tuesday night. The inquest was held in the
circuit court room of the court house in Harrisburg, where an unusually large crowd of people
assembled to hear the evidence submitted.
The time set for starting the inquest was seven o'clock, but it was 8:10 when the first
witness, Dr. J. M. McSparin, was called. The long delay was occasioned by the fact that all
the people could not get on the street car leaving Carrier Mills at 6:15, which was twenty
minutes late, and three of the jurors, Messrs. A. J. Miller, D. B. Odum and W. L. Motsinger,
were forced to wait until the 7:15 car, which did not get into Harrisburg until 8 o'clock.
The jury was composed of D. B. Odum, foreman; A. J. Miller, Eddie Miller, M. S. Reed,
Edgar Miller and W. L. Motsinger. The verdict of the jury, after the evidence had been
submitted was as follows:
"We, the jury, sworn to inquire into the death of Hugh Thompson, find that he came to
his death by a gunshot wound in the hands of Harve Rann; and we recommend that said Harve Rann
be held to await the action of the grand jury with bail."
Coroner McCormack first announced that he would conduct the inquest in Carrier Mills, but
later in the day it was decided to change the scene of the inquest from Carrier Mills to the
court house in this city, which was done. The big court room was filled to overflowing when
the inquest began, and the wisdom of holding the inquisition here became evident. That a
vigorous prosecution is to be made against the officer was shown last night, when State's
Attorney Chas. H. Thompson and his assistant, Jacob W. Myers, had beside them Attorneys H. N.
Finney and A. C. Lewis. Over by Mr. Rann sat Attorney W. C. Kane, who, we understand, is also
to have other attorneys with him in the defense of the officer.
Dr. J. M. McSparin, well known Carrier Mills physician and surgeon, was the first witness.
He told of his experience in the practice of medicine, then of the first time he saw deceased,
Mr. Thompson, on the evening of the trouble. State's Attorney Thompson conducted the examination
of the witness and he asked Dr. McSaprin to explain the condition of Mr. Thompson when the
injured man was taken to the doctor's office. Dr. McSparin said Thompson was in bad shape;
that he was suffering from a gunshot wound; that he made an examination of the wound,
administered a hypodermic and then ordered the suffering man taken to the Harrisburg sanitarium.
The next time the physician saw the patient, Thompson, he was dead.
The next witness was Dewell Williams, 21 years old, a coal miner residing in Carrier Mills.
Mr. Williams' story, while perhaps not verbatim, was in substance as follows: he knew both Mr.
Thompson and Mr. Rann; saw them first Sunday night last when he was standing in front of the
Citizens State Savings bank; he first saw Hugh Thompson and Will Tanner in an automobile; the
car drove up and stopped and Rann walked out to the car and asked, "What's the matter with this
car?" Thompson replied, "There's nothing the matter with the car, it is running all right."
Witness was about thirty feet from the car; Thompson and Rann talked just a short time and
witness heard Thompson cursing and tell Rann that he was tired of being accused of breaking
into the stores in Carrier Mills; witness heard Thompson call Rann a _____ _____ and then
Rann slapped Thompson; Thompson then jumped out of car and he and Rann became engaged in a
fight; Rann got pistol out and was holding it against Thompson's side when Will Tanner got out
of car and went around and grabbed Rann's arm which held the gun; Tanner held the arm and gun
down toward the ground; two men came up and got Hugh off Rann; Thompson walked over to the
sidewalk and started to walk southward; Rann had gotten up and was looking for his cap; then
witness heard Rann say, "Don't run;" Rann pulled out gun and shot one time; Thompson said
"You've shot me in the leg;" when Ran said, "Don't run," Thompson turned half way round and
then Rann turned as if he was going back; Rann then wheeled around and said "Stand back;" Rann
then took the pistol in both hands and leveled it at Thompson and fired; Thompson sank to the
sidewalk; witness said Thompson's hands were both down by his side when Rann shot, and that
Thompson had nothing in his hands.
Will Tanner was the next witness. He is 24 years old and lives in Carrier Mills, working
as a coal miner by occupation. Testified that he was acquainted with both Rann and Thompson and
saw them Sunday night in Carrier Mills about 7:30 in front of the Citizens Savings bank. Mr.
Tanner said he was in the automobile with Mr. Thompson when Rann walked up to the car. Witness
stated that when he and Mr. Thompson first drove by the bank someone hollowed at them and that
they drove back to see who it was and what they wanted; that when they got back to the bank and
stopped that Harve Rann walked out to the car; witness asked Rann for a match to light a
cigarette, and that Thompson and Rann began a conversation; he heard Thompson say that Rann had
been accusing him of breaking into stores and that Rann then slapped Thompson; Hugh then got out
of car and the two men began fighting; witness got out of car and went around to where men were
fighting and grabbed arm of Rann which held pistol so he wouldn't shoot Thompson; the men were
separated and Thompson got up and walked over to the sidewalk; Rann got up and began looking for
his cap; then Rann shot at Hugh one time and just a moment later he took the pistol in both
hands and fired the second time; he heard Rann say, "A fellow may beat me up, but he won't get
away with it:" Thompson was then saying nothing; when Rann fired first shot, Thompson said,
"You've shot me in the leg:" Rann then replied, "I will get you:" when Rann fired second time
witness thought it had been about four or five minutes after the men had gotten up off the
ground in their fight; Rann told crowd to stand back before he fired the second shot.
Floyd M. Tison: is 27 years old, living in Carrier Mills at present time; employed as
coal miner. He was present on bank corner when the trouble came up Sunday night and witnessed
most of it. He said that when the automobile stopped Rann walked out to the car and began
talking to Hugh Thompson and Will Tanner, who were in the car; witness saw Rann reach over and
slap Thompson, whereupon Thompson jumped out of car and nailed Rann; Tison then saw Tanner run
around and get hold of Rann's arm which had a gun; Thompson was asked to get up, which he did,
and Thompson then walked over to the sidewalk and started south; Rann got up and wiped the
blood from his face and began looking for his cap; witness heard Rann say, "I won't let any man
beat me up and get away with it:" Thompson had back to Rann when Rann fired first shot; when
Rann fired first shot the men were about fifteen feet apart and about eleven feet apart when
second shot was fired.
Charley Lewis was the last witness examined by the state's attorney. He is 32 years old,
home in Carrier Mills and is a coal miner by occupation. Mr. Lewis was acquainted with both
Thompson and Rann and was sitting on bench in front of Karnes' restaurant Sunday night when the
trouble started. When the automobile stopped and Rann walked out to it, Mr. Lewis said he got
up and walked over near the car; he was about five feet from the car; heard Thompson tell Rann
something about being accused continually of breaking into stores; Rann then hit Hugh in face
and Thompson got out of car and he and Rann then got into the fight; saw Hugh hitting Rann in
face when "Happy John" Harris came up and got Hugh to get up; Thompson walked over to sidewalk
and then started to walk south; Rann got up and found cap and knocked dust off it; heard Rann
say no man could run over him; saw Rann fire first shot; Thompson was about fifteen feet away
at the time; Thompson was making no move; saw Rann fire second shot and he was about twelve
feet away from Thompson; this last shot was fired about four or five minutes after the men had
been separated in the fight.
Immediately after the verdict was announced last night, Mr. Rann went to Sheriff Cummins
and gave himself up. He remained with the sheriff last night and this morning appeared before
Justice of the Peace Ed M. Stricklin, who fixed the bond at $10,000, which was immediately
supplied. The bondsmen are: William Rann, Z. T. S Leitch, N. B. Butler, Perry Cain, Pleas
Gibbons, George Elder, B. D. Gates and M. D. Medlin.
Thursday, September 21---No Obits
Friday, September 22nd
From Mt. Vernon comes the following pathetic story:
The love of a child for a dog returned in full measure by the faithful animal, was
impressively manifest in the case of the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert FRENCH of
Farrington township, who followed the dog to the creek late Monday afternoon, where the child
went into the water and was drowned. The case possesses most pathetic and unusual features.
The child had not been missed by the mother more than half an hour when she gave the alarm
and with her husband started in search of the little one. When the mother last saw her baby
alive he was playing in the yard, happy and joyous as a child of his tender years always is at
play. A little later she looked again and he was gone. Further search about the place failed
to locate him when baby foot prints were discovered in the freshly plowed earth nearby.
Following this lead the frightened parents went on, the direction leading to Horse creek.
Before they reached the stream, the faithful dog came to meet them and was with the parents
when the awful truth was revealed, and it was discovered death had claimed his little friend and
When they reached this stream, famous in legend and story, they saw a short distance away
the little form of their loved one floating on the water, the head concealed under the water.
Frantically hastening to the spot the child was lifted tenderly from the water and hurried home,
where two physicians were immediately summoned in the hope that life was not extinct. The
little feet were still warm, and with desperate hope the parents and physicians exerted all
human power and skill in the effort to rekindle the spark of life, but in vain. The little
spirit had taken its flight and the light of the home was gone. Death had come to the child in
water not more than fifteen inches deep.
It is said the child sometimes wandered away from the house when playing about the yard,
and the mother watched it with tender care, but busy as she was with her household duties it had
escaped her watchful eyes long enough to get to the creek before its absence was noted.
Coroner James M. Laur of Ina, was notified of the death, and went to the French home and
held an inquest.
An inquest developed the story of the child's love for the dog. The father had taken his
wagon, and had driven to a field for a load of fodder. The child was playing with the dog
which shortly after started to follow the wagon. The dog then went to the creek, the day being
warm, and refreshed itself with a plunge into the cool waters of the stream. Following the
lead of its playmate, it is believed the child followed the dog into the water, lay down
probably by its side, strangled and drowned in the shallow stream. The dog was a small animal
and a pet of the child.
Carmi, IL-FRANCIS W. COSTON, 60, Emma township farmer, was instantly killed Wednesday
afternoon when he was struck on the top of his head by a bolt of lightning, which came,
apparently from a clear sky, as he was mowing weeds in one of his fields.
Saturday, September 23rd
JOHN R. DUNCAN, well known Dorrisville farmer and citizen, died at his home in that city late
Friday afternoon, following a lingering illness, during which time he suffered with lung trouble.
He was 46 years and 16 days old and had lived in this county all his life.
Mr. Duncan leaves the widow and two children, a son and daughter, both of whom are living
at home, in addition to a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his demise.
The funeral will be conducted Sunday afternoon at the Spring Valley church, located about
three miles southeast of Mitchellsville. Revs. Murphy, Epperheimer and Rose will officiate at
the funeral. The pall bearers will be John and Charles McDonald, Edward Dowdy, William Shell,
Guy McCormack and James Prather.
States Attorney Chas. H. Thompson has received the docket for the Fall term of the Illinois
State Supreme Court, and it is learned by a perusal of that docket that the case of Lehman
Heard is to come up for decision in October.
Heard was tried and convicted here for the murder of FLOYD PHILLIPS and was given a
verdict of manslaughter, which carries with it a sentence in the state penitentiary of from one
to ninety nine years. The crime was committed at the home of Gib Hall, near Rileyville, on the
night of June 4, 1921, where an ice cream supper and dance was in progress. Heard shot Phillips
on the porch at the Hall home and at the trial the claim of self defense was brought forward.
At the conclusion of the trial and verdict, Heard's attorneys, Messrs. Fowler & Rumsey of this
city, took an appeal to the Supreme court, where written arguments were submitted.
The Supreme Court will take up the Heard case in October and will hand down its decision
at that time.
Monday, September 25th
Chicago-The body of H. C. FERGUSON, chief clerk to the general superintendent of the Illinois
Central railroad at Memphis, Tenn., was found on the tracks of the railroad near here early
today by I. C. employees.
The police and the railroad officials are mystified and can give no explanation of how
his death might have occurred. The body was badly mutilated which leads the police to believe
that possibly the body could have been thrown from a moving train.
After being sick just four days with diphtheria, little DORTHEA OVAL PARIS, three year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Paris of W. Lincoln street, died at 5:25 o'clock Sunday
afternoon. The parents and two sisters survive.
A private funeral was held at the home today, which was conducted by Rev. George T. Smith,
Christian minister of this city. Interment was made in Sunset Hill cemetery.
THEODORE BOGGESS, seventeen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Boggess of Eldorado, died at the
home of his parents late Saturday afternoon as the result of injuries received Friday night in
For some time it has been the practice of a few boys in Eldorado to ride Big Four freight
trains to Carmi on Friday and Saturday nights and then get another freight back to their home.
Last Friday night young Boggess with several other boys, went to Carmi on a coal drag. They had
been there but a short time until a southbound Big Four freight came in. The Big four drags
leave their trains on the east side of the Wabash bridge at Carmi and run down to the water
tank with the light engine for water. The engine then backs up to its train and proceeds south.
While the engine was getting water Friday night, the Boggess boy with his companions started to
walk across the bridge so they could get on the train before it started. Whether the Boggess
boy became frightened or whether he stumbled and fell will perhaps never be known, but he fell
off the bridge and was frightfully injured. He was cared for in Carmi by physicians and sent
to his home in Eldorado on the afternoon train Saturday. He died just a short time after
reaching his home.
The body was taken to Gram, Ky., Sunday night, where it will be laid to rest in the
cemetery near the old home of the Boggess family. The boy was at one time a carrier for The
Daily Register. He had a wide and favorable acquaintance in Eldorado and the family has the
sympathies of the people of Eldorado.
Coroner McCormack went over to Eldorado and held the inquest at the Martin morgue, the
verdict being that deceased came to his death by falling off the railroad bridge at Carmi.
News of Egypt: Murphysboro---Ray Stanton, defendant in the famous charivari slaying in which
the young son of Dennis Gray was killed at the home of Louis Etherton near Tower Grove cemetery
early this summer, was rearrested last Monday and until late Tuesday morning had failed to give
bone. His second arrest followed the surrender of the defendant by one of his bondsmen. It is
believed Circuit Judge Butler may refuse to grant bail in the case and that it will come up for
trial in this term of circuit court. The trial promises to be one of rare interest. Stanton
admitted shooting young Gray when a crowd of young boys and men and girls charivaried him at the
Etherton home. He stated that he joined in the fun of the charivariers and fired 20 or more
shots from a second story window as the riotous noise makers continued their fun around the
house, and finally joined them on a rear porch of the home where he "fired the last shot at the
ground alongside the porch." It was after this shot that the victim fell over and later died at
St. Andrew's hospital.
Tuesday, September 26th
Taps was sounded this morning at ten o'clock for another of Saline county's old soldiers, a man
who was in the old Eighteenth Illinois ____regiment when it was cut ____Fort Donaldson.
LAFAYETTE SPENCER, one of the ____known men in Saline county is the veteran referred to, and he
passed away at his home in Galatia at 10 o'clock following a two weeks' illness with which he
suffered with an ailment of the heart. Mr. Spencer was 80 years old and was at one time a
resident of Harrisburg.
Deceased was the only living brother of Mrs. Hardenia Mick of this city and Mrs. J. W.
Karnes of Galatia. He leaves three sons and two daughters, viz; T. H. Spencer and Earl Spencer,
both of the Harco vicinity, and Ran Spencer, who is a resident of Idaho, and Mrs. Harry Holliday
and Mrs. Carrier Courtney, both living in Galatia. One grandson, Master Harry Holliday, also
Galatia was saddened this morning when the death of Mr. Spencer was announced. He had
lived in that community for several years and was held in the highest esteem. The funeral will
be held tomorrow afternoon at the family home in Galatia, beginning at two o'clock, after which
interment will take place at the old Brushy cemetery.
Personal Paragraphs: KATHRYN, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John CAIN of Paulton, died
Monday and was brought to this city for burial. Funeral services were conducted by Fr. J. B.
Henken at St. Mary's church at 10 o'clock this morning, followed by burial at Sunset Hill
cemetery. The bereaved parents were the guests of his father, Tom Cain, while in this city.
Mme. BRES, the first woman doctor in France, has just died at the age of 86 in the workhouse
after practicing half a century.
Wednesday, September 27th ---No Obits
Thursday, September 28th -No Obits
Friday, September 29th
RAY TUCKER, 19 year old farmer of Belknap, was killed by a tree falling on him yesterday. He
and his father, Hardy Tucker, were cutting timber when the fatal accident occurred. The young
farmer was well and favorably known in Belknap and surrounding country and his sad death is
William Hart, a former neighbor and old friend, who lives in this city, went to Belknap this
morning to remain until after the funeral.
OBITUARY; The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. James L. PARIS and took from them
their darling little girl, DOROTHY OVEL. Little Dorothy was born April 19, 1919, departed this
life Sunday, September 24, 1922. She was three years, five months and nine years old, and left
to mourn her departure, father, mother, two sisters, Alberta aged 6 years, and Marjorie, 18
months, two grandfathers, two grandmothers and a host of relatives and friends. Interment was
made in Sunset Hill cemetery. Dorothy was a sweet and loving child and was the idol of her
home. God saw she was too delicate a flower to stand the rough winds of this world, so he
called her to come up and reign with the angels, where all is sweet and pure. (long poem)
Saturday, September 30th
Diphtheria caused the death of little WILMA NANCY MYERS, eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Lance Myers of Dorrisville. She returned from school a few days ago feeling ill and developed
diphtheria which caused her death at 3:00 o'clock this morning.
A private funeral will be Sunday afternoon at the home. The bereaved parents and little
brother will be the only ones allowed to attend the funeral. Interment will be made in Sunset
Five men were killed and six injured in an explosion at the Lake Creek mine of the consolidated
coal company Johnston City, at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The explosion occurred in a
portion of the mine known as the "new works" and which was being opened for work.
Three of the men killed were civil engineers, engaged in surveying preparatory to opening
new entries and working places. They were some three hundred feet from the scene of the
The other two men killed were miners and were engaged in opening the rooms in the new
The civil engineers were: HARRY SHAW, 35, married; LEE BAILEY, 32 single; PAUL BEST, 30
single; all of Collinsville.
The miners were MARCUS KALOVIEH, 40 married, with five children, and PETE CASTROL, single.
Supposition among mine men and officials is that the explosion was caused by one of these
men dropping his pit lamp into a black powder cartridge used in shooting down coal.
At the time of the accident, there were some 290 men in the mine, most of them succeeding
in escaping without serious injury.
They were frantic and they rushed from the mine. Many men climbed out of the air shaft,
too frightened to wait their turn at the cage.
Six men working in the neighborhood of the explosion were hemmed in by smoke and gas and
rescue parties located them and brought them to the top. They were scorched about the head and
face, but is thought none of them were seriously injured.
The inquests over the men killed yesterday are to be held today. At the time of the
explosion one group of men was penned off in a section of the mine by falling coal and they
had to dig through the coal to their freedom.
BABY JOHNSON, one of the twins born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Johnson of Ledford Friday, died and
was buried this morning at Liberty cemetery. Rev. Cole conducted a funeral service at the
Johnson home at 9:30 o'clock this morning.
Monday, October 2nd
VELMA LOUISE STALLIONS, one year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stallions, died of bronchial
pneumonia at 8:15 o'clock Saturday night, after being ill for three days. The parents, two
brothers and one sister, are grief stricken over the baby's death and have the sympathy of all
who know them in their sorrow.
Funeral services were held at two o'clock this afternoon, at the Social Brethren church,
followed by burial at Sunset Hill cemetery.
The case of People versus HERMAN COOPER of West End, Ill., charged with burglary, was dismissed
in the circuit court this morning, when it was called and the announcement was made that Cooper
died several months ago. His arrest occurred last November at West End, and he was charged
with breaking into and robbing the store of R. D. Melton.
Two other West End boys, Walter Tate and Cecil Vantrease, who were his companions in
crime and were arrested at the time he was, were called into court this morning and plead
guilty and were sentenced to serve twenty years each in the Southern Illinois penitentiary at
Lack of medical attention is believed by Coroner McCormack to have caused the death of Little
JAMES DANIEL HUDGINS, son of Elen and Henry Hudgins of Dorrisville, which occurred at the home
of the mother in Dorrisville at 11:50 o'clock Saturday night. His death followed an epileptic
fit. The child is said to have been ailing for a week. The mother is said to belong to a
religious denomination that does not believe in administering medicine to the sick, and that
accounts for her neglecting to call a doctor to treat her sick baby. She was alone with the
baby when it was seized with the fit which caused its death.
The verdict returned by the coroner's jury was that death was due to a natural cause,
unknown to the jury. The child's body was laid to rest Sunday in Pleasant Ridge cemetery.
MRS. VIOLET VINSON, young wife of Lloyd Vinson of Thompsonville, died at 10 o'clock Saturday
night, succumbing to a complication of diseases, which had afflicted her for several days.
She was 22 years old and was well known in the north part of the county.
The body was laid to rest at 11 o'clock Monday morning in Pleasant Hill cemetery, near
Carrier Mills---People in Carrier Mills were saddened Saturday morning by the announcement of
the death of MRS. ANN McMAHON, which occurred at 9:15 o'clock, following an illness of several
weeks, during which she suffered from high blood pressure. She was 68 years old, a member of
the M. E. church, South of Stonefort, and possessed of many warm friends.
Deceased leaves the following relatives to mourn her death: Three sons-John, Frank and
Charley McMahon, and one daughter, Mrs. Minnie (John) Proffit, all of Carrier Mills; three
step-sons-J. H. Pittman of this city, F. L. Pittman of Oklahoma, and Mike McMahon of Zeigler.
Three brothers also survive-J. W. Epperson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joseph Epperson of Vienna, and
P G. Epperson of Carrier Mills.
The funeral services were held Sunday, interment being made at Salem cemetery, conducted
by Eld. Motsinger. The sympathy of the public is extended the bereaved relatives.
First Pilgrim To Die In America: the first death among the Pilgrims after their arrival on
the coast of America was that of MRS. WILLIAM BRADFORD, wife of William Bradford, who later
was governor or the Plymouth colony. Before a site was selected for a settlement and while the
Mayflower was still riding at anchor in Cape cod bay, Mrs. Bradford fell into the sea and was
Tuesday, October 3rd
Shortly after he had resumed his work in O'Gara No. 1 this afternoon, ED MILLIS, residing with
his wife and family in Dorrisville, was caught by a fall of rock and died soon afterward from
injuries received in the back. The accident happened about 12:30.
Personal Paragraphs: The infant of Mr. and Mrs. John VINSON of West Elm street, died ___and
was buried today at Sunset Hill cemetery. Mrs. Mary Jenkins of Stonefort, accompanied by her
daughter, Mrs. Lena Stewart, well known colored woman of this city, went to Carmi Tuesday They
were called to that city by the illness of their brother and uncle, JOHN STEWART, who is not
expected to live.
Wednesday, October 4th
WILLIAM MILLIS, 38 of Dorrisville, was instantly killed at O'Gara mine No. 1 about 1 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon, when rock fell and broke his back. He is a loader, but was laying track
when the accident happened. No one else was hurt by the rock fall.
Mr. Millis was married and had lived in Dorrisville for four or five years. He leaves a
wife and one son and one daughter besides his parents, who live on a farm near Galatia, and two
brothers and three sisters who live out of Saline county. They have been notified and the
funeral service will not be held until they are heard from.
The I. O. O. F. lodge and the Red Men lodge, of which he was a member, will have charge
of the funeral services, which will be held at the Social Brethren church in Dorrisville when
the out of town relatives arrive. Interment will be made in Sunset Hill cemetery.
An inquest was held last night and the verdict was that Mr. Millis was killed by a fall
HOMER "Fuzzy" AMMONS, of Benton, formerly of Galatia, died at Dr. Moore's hospital in Benton at
7 o'clock Monday morning from a bullet wound, thought to have been made from a stray shot fired
from a gun in the hands of Harry Adams Saturday night.
Ammons was a jitney driver. The quarrel which resulted in a shooting fray was a three
cornered affair, two Vaunoy brothers and Adams, all of whom were drinking, entering into it.
Both the Vaunoy boys were arrested with Adams and put in jail Monday morning.
Ammons spent several years in Galatia and is known by several Harrisburg people. He was
married in 1910 to Miss Ethel Howe, who survives him.
DALE HARRIS, eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harris of South Main street, died at
3 o'clock this morning, after being ill for several days. The young parents are grief stricken
over the loss of their baby and have the sympathy of all their friends.
Rev. H. B. Wilhoyte will conduct the funeral service, which will be held at 10 o'clock
Thursday at the home. Burial at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Herrin-The death toll as a result of the Herrin mine rioting, June 21 and 22, was brought to
twenty-three with the death of IGNUS KUBINS, an employee of the Lester strip mine. He suffered
a gunshot wound in the right thigh in the rioting, and has been in a local hospital since.
Kubins' home was in Chicago.
Dr. J. T. Black testified at the Coroner's inquest that Kubins' right thigh was broken
in two places, and that infection set in when the parts failed to unite. The thigh was
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick MORIARTY lost their little nine months old baby daughter, HELEN, this
morning, when death claimed her at 2 o'clock following a brief illness, caused by stomach
Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church on North Jackson street at 2 o'clock
Thursday afternoon, followed by interment in Sunset Hill cemetery.
Mr. W. B. Brockett, a young plumber from Enfield, who has been working for LeTempt &
Green in this city for several months, is in Chicago, having been called there by the illness
of his father, BRODEN BROCKETT, who was taken to a hospital there from Enfield.
The elder Mr. Brockett is very ill and not expected to live. Since he became ill Mr. Brockett
received news that an oil well has been brought in on a farm that he owns near Eldorado,
Arkansas. He has 360 acres of land close to the oil field developed there and on Saturday
before Labor Day he was notified that drillers on his farm struck oil and conditions are
favorable for one of the richest wells in the country.
Personal Paragraphs: Funeral services were held Monday for MRS. LLOYD VINSON, who died at the
family residence in Brushy, and was buried that afternoon at Pleasant Hill cemetery in Franklin
county. Mrs. Vinson was well known and highly esteemed in Brushy and her funeral was largely
Thursday, October 5th
The funeral services of WILLIAM MILLIS, Dorrisville coal miner, killed in O'Gara No. 1 mine
Monday, will be conducted tomorrow, Friday afternoon beginning at two o'clock. The services
will be held in the Dorrisville Baptist church, conducted by Rev. A. W. Cole. Interment will
be at the Liberty cemetery.
Midway lodge, No. 942, I. O. O. F., and Cohaset Tribe, Improved Order of Red Men, will
have charge of the funeral. All friends of the family invited.
Personal Paragraphs: The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Alex KIVISH of Harco died Wednesday and was
buried this morning at the Brushy cemetery.
FOSTER SELDON, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Seldon, former residents of this city, died
of typhoid at his home in West Frankfort early Wednesday morning. He had been ill for several
days, but was believed out of danger Sunday. Some of his folks drove over here to visit friends
and when they returned he had suffered a relapse and was in a very bad condition. He grew
steadily worse from that time until he died.
The body was brought to this city today and laid to rest at Sunset Hill cemetery, beside
that of his father, who also died of typhoid. The father's death occurred nine years ago.
Mrs. Ezra McClusky of West Walnut street is a sister of Mrs. Seldon and there are several other
relatives in this city.
Friday, October 6th
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Stephens, Mrs. C. F. Elder and Carl Corrie of this city went to
Lawrenceville today to attend the funeral of MRS. JENNIE VAN CLEAVE, wife of Lee Van Cleave and
sister of Mrs. Corrie. Mrs. Van Cleave has often visited in this city and is well known by
several people here. Her death occurred at 2 o'clock this morning at the family residence in
She had been ailing for several weeks and Mrs. Corrie was called to Lawrenceville several days
ago, because of her illness. She was with her when she died. The Harrisburg friends will
remain in Lawrenceville until after the funeral.
Personal Paragraphs: funeral services for D. A. MIDDLETON, who died at his home four miles
southwest of Mitchellsville, were held Wednesday at the Palestine church and the body interred
in the cemetery adjoining. The services were attended by Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Davenport, Mrs. M.
D. Nesler and Mrs. J. E. Cornett of this city.
MRS. ANNIE BRADLEY, well known colored woman of Ledford, and the wife of Frank Bradley, died at
the Harrisburg sanitarium at 2:15 o'clock this morning, following an operation for appendicitis.
She was forty years of age.
Mrs. Bradley suffered frequently from appendicitis and had a very serious attack just before
the operation which preceded her death. She was the mother of two children, Ernest Bradley and
Mrs. Sada Griffin, both of Ledford. They, with her husband and two sisters, Mrs. Susy
Dandridge of Sparta, and Mrs. Amy Watson of Danville, and two brothers, Richard Porter of
Madisonville, Ky. And Jeff Porter of Greenville, Kentucky, survive.
Mrs. Bradley was born and reared near Greenville, Ky., and her body will be taken back to
Kentucky for burial. The funeral cortege will leave this city Saturday morning for Mercy, Ky.,
where funeral services will be held and interment made.
Saturday, October 7th
The funeral of ED MILLIS, Dorrisville miner who was killed at O'Gara mine No. 1, was attended
by a large crowd. The little church at Dorrisville was filled to the overflow by friends of
the dead man.
Word was received here today of the death of MART BLACK of Christopher, a well known miner and
a brother-in-law of Ed Prior of McHaney street, this city. Deceased had many acquaintances in
Harrisburg and his body will be brought here for interment.
Mr. Black was severely hurt by a fall of rock in a mine near Christopher shortly after
the mines had resumed work this fall. His back was badly injured which resulted in his death.
He is survived by his wife, three children and two step-sons and many relatives, the
latter who reside in Harrisburg.
The body will arrive this afternoon and will be taken to the home of his brother-in-law,
Robert Severs, on West Poplar street. The hour of the funeral was not announced. Mr. Black is
a brother of Mrs. Mike Bennett.
IN MEMORIAM; In memory of our dear baby, LINDELL GLENN TODD, who passed away one year ago
Carrier Mills: A sad and distressing accident occurred about 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at
Wasson No 2 mine, when ALFRED BRYANT of Carrier Mills was caught and run down by a runaway car,
receiving injuries from which he died in the Harrisburg sanitarium at 10:30 o'clock last night.
The accident occurred on top, where the unfortunate man was employed as a car pincher. From
some unknown cause, an empty car became uncoupled from the string on the upper side track and
bore down toward the tipple. Bryant was caught under it and his right shoulder and leg were
crushed to a pulp. He was rushed to the Harrisburg sanitarium, where everything possible was
done to relieve his pain. Death came as a great relief at the hour stated.
Mr. Bryant formerly lived in Norris City and was twenty five years old. He worked for a
long time on the section crew and was esteemed by everyone who knew him. He leaves a wife and
one small child to mourn his death. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at noon
HOWARD PEEPLES, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs.. H. M. Peeples of Shawneetown, was accidentally
lost at sea on October 1, according to a message received by his father from the Naval
department. The young man was an ensign in the U. S. N. and was on the destroyer Patoka.
The message reported that the boy is supposed to have fallen overboard during a trip to
Shanghai and his disappearance was not noticed until several hours later. An unsuccessful
search was made to recover his body.
The boy was visiting home folks last fall and is well known in this city. He left the
states in June on the destroyer Paul Jones for an extended cruise and his last letter stated
that he had traveled over 12,000 miles.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the First Baptist church for MART
BLACK, well known miner and former Harrisburg resident, whose death occurred in Christopher
last Friday. His body arrived here Saturday afternoon and was taken to the home of his sister,
Mrs. Robert Severs on West Poplar street.
His funeral was attended by several friends and all of the relatives of this city. Rev.
H. B. Wilhoyte conducted the funeral and interment was made in Sunset Hill cemetery.
Personal Paragraphs: Mr. and Mrs. John Wunderlich of East Raymond street, were called to
Evansville Saturday by news that Mrs. Wunderlich's brother, CHARLES GEORGETTE of that city was
killed Friday. No details of the accident which caused his death were given, but he is a
railroader and it is supposed while working in the yards there.
Tuesday, October 10th
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Stephens and Mrs. C. F. Elder and Carl Corrie have retained to this city
from Lawrenceville, where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Corrie's sister, MRS. JENNIE VAN
CLEAVE. Mrs. Corrie will remain in Lawrenceville for a few days longer.
Wednesday, October 11th No Obits
Thursday, October 12th No Obits
Friday, October 13th
WILLIAM LEVERE, the painter and man of mystery, died at the home of John Hish in Ridgway
Tuesday, forever concealing death the secrets about himself that he had so sacredly guarded
during the 25 years he had resided in Gallatin county.
Levere came to this county in 1898, from whence no one ever learned, as he never revealed
enough of his past life or of his people for anyone to form even a remote conclusion. He made
his first appearance at Omaha where he slept in the city park, taking his meals at a hotel.
He was an artist and painter of more than common ability and made a good living for himself
until about two years ago since when his age would not permit the activity required in plying
his trade. He had boarded at the home of Mr. Hish for several years and when he became unable
to work he was permitted to remain and make his home there.
Deceased was by no means a recluse. He was active in politics and made substantial
contributions to the Democratic campaign funds, and often attended state conventions of that
party. He was a gifted painter and during his residence in Gallatin county had done some
beautiful landscape and portrait work in oils.
An examination of his papers and effects revealed nothing that would lead to his identity
and in all probability his past will remain as a closed book but the manner in which he kept
his accounts since he had established himself in Gallatin county down to the time he was forced
to quit work, and the letters he had received from congressmen advising him of political
situations, led those effect to believe stronger than ever who made the investigation of his
that he died in exile, perhaps from France, where it is said he had at one time been a
prominent figure socially and financially.
News of Egypt: McLeansboro-L. K. JOHNSON, aged 67 years, a well known and respected resident
of Crouch township, was run over and killed by a threshing machine separator at the Coats Hill
on Lower Hills. Mr. Johnson was riding the separator, which was being pulled by four horse
team and upon coming to the steep incline near the Koger farm, he locked the rear wheels with
chains as a brake to the machine. While going down the hill the chains broke, causing the
separator to run wild. Mr. Johnson jumped, falling under the wheels. The front wheels passed
over his legs and the rear wheels over his abdomen, crushing the life out of him almost
Saturday, October 14th
Another murder has taken place over in Willliamson county and the following from the Marion
Daily Republican tells of the crime and the capture of the murderers.
Sheriff Melvin Thaxton and Deputy sheriffs S. E. Storme and John Schafer, in a few hours
Wednesday night, ferreted out one of the worst murders this county has known for some months
and arrested two youths.
QUIREN STEPHANY, master mechanic at Madison Number Twelve mine, was shot and instantly killed
while enroute from the mine to Carterville to attend a show. He was accompanied by his wife
and seven year old step daughter and two neighbors and their families.
Eight persons in the Stephany car were on the hard road between Blairsville and Number
12 mine, when two youths, standing in the dark on the road, called, and asked for a ride.
Stephany called back that he had a car full and the youths responded by firing three shots at
his car. Stephany stopped his car and walked about forty feet back in the dark toward the
youths whom he could not recognize, when they fired two shots at him and he fell to the roadway,
dead. The youths fled in the darkness, unknown and with very little description.
This happened about seven o'clock and Sheriff Thaxton and his deputies were at once
notified. They reached Carterville at the same time the body was brought in, but could find
no clews at first to work upon.
They started out to the scene of the murder without delay and began gathering evidence
which, within a very short time resulted in the apprehension and capture of Tony Amati, 19,
and Robert Dunlap, 22, of Freeman. The youths were immediately rushed away to jail.
Amati, the younger of the men, is a son of Charles Amati, for whose death "Longshot"
Jarvis is now serving a 45 year sentence in the penitentiary.
The youths claim to know nothing of the shooting affair, but sufficient evidence was
obtained to warrant holding them, without bail.
The boys were driving from Carterville to Freeman, when their car broke down and they
were trying to obtain aid in pulling their car out of the road, is their claim. Both boys were
said to be armed.
Further evidence showed that someone, whose description fits the murders of Stephany,
fired into another car because the driver refused to stop.
NINA MARIE PARISH, a Harrisburg girl whose brilliant leadership in school and social
activities predominated here a few years ago, is dead.
She died in an asylum at Anna, sometime Friday and death followed weeks of violent
illness for the unfortunate girl, who was sent to the asylum two years ago. She was in such
condition that for several weeks she did not recognize friends and upon the last visit of her
father, Dr. L. N. Parish of this city, which was made during the first of the month, he learned
that she could not live much longer. She was sinking fast and telegrams kept him informed
daily of her condition until her death.
Miss Nina was about thirty years of age. Her school life here was the most happy years
of her life, for soon after she left school her mother was afflicted with paralysis and became
an invalid. She assumed the duties of homekeeper and devoted most of her time to that, going
out only occasionally. She became engaged to Thomas Gibbs of St. Louis, and invitations were
out for the wedding when she herself was afflicted with an illness which caused her mental
From a private sanitarium in Indianapolis, she was taken to Anna, where her condition
failed to improve and the specialists offered little hope for her recovery. Being very
sensitive of her illness, a visit to the asylum by Harrisburg acquaintances was the keenest
torture or the girl, and few friends learned much about her progress there and were shocked by
news of her death. When she began sinking Dr. Parish considered bringing her home, but was
told that she could not stand the trip, her frail body having been taxed to the utmost by her
News of her death came late yesterday and this morning Bert Gaskins, the undertaker, with
Mrs. Carrie parish Cozart, sister, and Atty. P. S. Parish, brother of Dr. Parish, went to Anna
to bring the body home for burial. It is expected to arrive about 6:00 o'clock this evening.
Dr. Parish stated this morning that Mrs. Parish had another paralytic stroke a few days
ago and he could not leave her to go to Anna.
Funeral services will be held at the home on North Main street at 2:00 o'clock Sunday
afternoon and the body will be placed in Sunset Hill mausoleum.
Personal Paragraphs (this article cut off on the left side due to binding-not all of the
paragraphs can be fully read) The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph ___eip of south Ledford street,
was buried today at Palestine.
Monday, October 16th
LAWRENCE PEARL FOSTER one of the twins of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Foster, who reside a short
distance from town on the East Poplar street road, died at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon of
cholera infantum. It had been ill for about one week.
Mr. and Mrs. Foster recently came here from Iowa and he is a miner at Harco. The baby
was buried Monday afternoon at Sunset Hill cemetery.
NOAH EDWARD FORD, six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ford of near Dorrisville, died at 7
o'clock Saturday night, following a sudden attack of membranous croup. He was ill only three
days. The parents and three sisters survive.
A private funeral was held Sunday, Rev. E. R. Steagall officiating and the little body
was laid to rest at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Scores of friends attended the funeral of MISS NINA MARIE PARISH, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L.
N. Parish, Sunday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. W A. Bodell, Presbyterian
minister at the Parish home on North Main street.
The crowd overflowed the house and stood on the porches and lawn. Following the address
by Rev. Bodell, the flower covered casket was borne out to the motor hearse and taken to Sunset
Hill and placed in the mausoleum.
Personal Paragraphs: Twin babies of Mr. and Mrs. Fred KEEL, born Saturday died Sunday and were
buried at Salem cemetery late Sunday afternoon. The young parents, who reside on East Logan
street, have the sincere sympathy of their friends in their bereavement.
Tuesday, October 17th --No obits
Wednesday, October 18th
While working in O'Gara No. 8 mine Tuesday morning, MOODY BARNETT of Eldorado, known to his
friends as "Little Hoot," met instant death when he was caught by a fall of rock.
The unfortunate young man, who was 23 years of age, was a driver and both he and his
mule were instantly killed.
CHARLES PRICE, well known miner, who had been ill for several days with dropsy, died at 10
o'clock last night at the home of his sister, Nell Price, on South Skaggs street. He was
single and was 34 years of age.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home, followed by
burial at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Thursday, October 19th -No Obits
Friday, October 20th
A sad and distressing death occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver BASINGER Thursday
shortly after the dinner hour. The Basingers live in Cottage township, just a few miles east
of Harrisburg. The twenty two months old baby girl, ROSE ALICE, met almost instant death when
a small piece of apple lodged in her windpipe.
Mrs. Basinger was seated beside a table eating an apple. Little Rose Alice, pride and
joy of the home, was in another chair beside her mother, and she was also eating of the apple.
The child arose in the chair and leaned over on the table to get some object and fell to the
floor. She had been in the habit of holding her breath when crying and did so in this instance.
However, she held her breath longer than usual and her mother could notice her little face was
coloring. The mother apparently slapped the child on the back in order to force her to draw
her breath, and the child responded. In doing so she sucked the small piece of apple back down
into her windpipe and within the space of a few moments had choked to death.
Dr. McCormack was called later in the afternoon and conducted the inquest. He summoned
the following jurymen: Jacob W. Myers, Earnest Jenkins, R. L. Gates, Bert Shell, Lee McCormick
and A. J. Gates. The verdict was in accordance with the above facts.
Dr. McCormack informed The Register that had a physician been in the house when the child
got the piece of apple in its windpipe the life of the little one would possibly not have been
saved. The mother did everything in her power to extract the piece of apple before the child
got its breath, but could not quite reach it. The small parcel of apple could be seen far down
in the throat and it was after she had failed to reach it with her finger that she shook or
slapped the baby on the back in an effort to force it to get its breath. The affair has
saddened the entire neighborhood, where the family is held in the very highest esteem.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning at the home and Rev. H. B.
Wilhoyte will officiate. Interment will be made at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Personal Paragraphs: The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McILRATH, who reside in the north
part of town, died last night and was buried today at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Saturday, October 21st
OBITUARY: JOHN T. SMITH was born August 17, 1844 at Belleville, Ill. Died Oct. 8, 1922, at
Brownfield, Ill., age 78 years, one month and twenty two days. He was a soldier in the Civil
War, being a private in Co. B, lst regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry. He professed faith in Christ
several years ago at Good Hope church and was baptized by Rev. M. C. Wasson.
He leaves a wife, six children, twenty nine grand children and five great grand children
to mourn his death. His children are J. H. Smith, Harrisburg: H. C. Smith of Poplar Bluff, Mo.;
Mrs. Cora E. Clark, of Eldorado; Mrs. Minnie B. Patterson of Karbers Ridge; Mrs. J. A. Harris
of West Frankfort; Mrs. J. E. McCord of Harrisburg, four of them being at his bedside when the
Monday, October 23rd
ROBERT H. WILLS, formerly a farmer of Saline county, died at Holde ___idge, Nebraska, Sunday,
according to a telegram received by his brother, Clarence S. Wills of this city late last night.
The telegram did not state what caused his death.
Mr. Wills, who lived here about twenty years ago, was about eighty years old when he died. He
had lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, for several years and was a traveling collector for the
International Harvestor Co. He married a Miss Eaton from Clinton, Ill., before leaving Saline
county and she survives him.
He has three nephews in Saline county now, H. E. Wills, county clerk, of this city, and
Charles and Robert Wills of Eldorado.
Saline county today has another murder to her discredit, the culmination of a poker game that
was in progress at the home of John "Daddy" Rhodes in Muddy.
JAMES "Happy" ARNOLD, who was well known in Harrisburg as the former colored janitor and
trusty at the county jail, was shot and killed by Archie Perkins, also colored, the killing
taking place about eight o'clock Sunday night. Arnold was shot one time, the bullet entering
the stomach about two inches from the naple. He died soon after being shot. Perkins dashed
out of the house as soon as he saw his man fall to the floor and was not captured until about
ten o'clock this morning.
According to our version of the affair, secured from Deputy Sheriff Hal Bynum, the two
men, with a few others, were engaged in a poker game in the home of Rhodes. Arnold, it seems,
had been around Muddy all afternoon and had boasted that he had a "Big Gat" on his hip. In
fact, he is said to have displayed it to a few friends. Later in the day he engaged in the
poker game with Perkins and other colored men. About eight o'clock Perkins and Arnold became
involved in a dispute over fifty cents. The argument became more heated, and so we were told,
Arnold, went after his pistol. Perkins was watching him and "beat him to it." He jerked out
his pistol and leveled it at Arnond, saying "Don't come any of that, old man, because it you
do you will get the worst of it." Perkins kept his gun leveled at Arnold and at the same time
began to get up out of his chair and moved over until he got beside the wall. Others in the
crowd interceded and had both men cease their argument. Efforts were then made to get Perkins
to leave the room. "If I start out," he said "that guy will shoot me, because he has an
automatic in his pocket." About that time, it is said, Arnold jumped up and said: "Yes, I've
got an automatic," and just as he pulled it out of his pocket Perkins fired one shot, the
bullet plowing its way into the stomach of Arnold, who fell to the floor and died soon afterward.
Just as soon as he saw Arnold fall Perkins dashed out the door into the darkness and
escaped. Sheriff Cummins was notified and he and Deputy Sheriff Bynum hurried out to Muddy,
but they could get no trace of Perkins. However, later in the day as Constable Bryan Stanley
was on his way to West Frankfort, in the vicinity of Banklick, in the northwest part of the
county, on the Corinth road, a colored man stopped him and asked him for a ride. Mr. Stanley
accommodated the man and in the conversation which followed, the murder at Muddy last night was
brought up. When he heard that the general opinion here was that Perkins had killed Arnold in
self defense, he told officer Stanley who he was and admitted the killing. He said he was on
his way to Franklin county and was going to surrender to the officers when he arrived there.
Mr. Stanley telephoned back to Sheriff Cummins and Deputy Sheriff Hal Bynum hurried out to where
the prisoner was being held and brought him back to the county jail. Unless a special grand
jury is called, Perkins will be forced to remain in the jail until the regular grand jury meets
The body of Arnold was brought into Harrisburg and prepared for burial at the Rude
Undertaking parlors. Coroner McCormack will hold the inquest at Rude's Thursday night,
starting at seven o'clock.
"Happy" came here from Shovel, Tenn., and has been boarding at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth
Arnold on East Poplar street. Although a talkative person, it seems that he gave out very
little information about himself, other than that he was from Tennessee. Since his death the
authorities have been unable to locate any relatives and as far as is known, Happy was the last
of his family.
His funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at Rude's Undertaking parlor and
interment will be made at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Tuesday, October 24th
State's Attorney Chas. H. Thompson has been advised that the supreme court of Illinois has
affirmed the decision of the Saline county circuit court in the case against Lehman Hurd, who
was convicted here of manslaughter several months ago.
Readers of The Register will no doubt remember the killing of which young Hurd was
convicted. He killed another young man, Floyd Phillips of Williamson county, on Saturday night,
June 4, 1921. The tragedy occurred at the home of Gib Hall, near Rileyville, where an ice
cream supper was being given. According to the evidence submitted at the trial, Hurd was
standing on the porch at the Hall home and Phillips came out of the house and in some way
slammed the door against Hurd, who objected to the incident. The two boys got into an argument,
to be followed by a fight in which Phillips was killed. Hurd made his escape, but was caught
later in the night at the home of relatives several miles from the scene of the murder by
officers from Harrisburg.
He was brought here and languished in the county jail for some time, later giving bond
for his appearance at the trial. He was ably represented by Fowler & Rumsey and the plea of
self defense was put up at the trial. State's Attorney Thompson put up a vigorous prosecution
and was assisted by K. C. Ronalds of Eldorado and State's Attorney D. L. Duty of Williamson
county. The verdict of the jury was guilty of manslaughter. Hurd's attorney's appealed the
case to the supreme court and in the meantime Hurd has been out..
The supreme court handed down the decision, affirming the verdict of the lower court a
few days ago, and Hurd must now go to the state penitentiary at Menard (Chester). The
manslaughter verdict carries a penalty of from one to ninety nine years.
This is considered quite a victory for Mr. Thompson, who made such a splendid plea to
the jury, and who also prepared the extensive briefs that were submitted to the supreme court.
Wednesday, October 25th
MRS. FLORENCE NEAL, wife of John Neal of Gaskins City, whose death due to pneumonia occurred
Monday, October 23, was buried today at Sunset Hill cemetery. Funeral services were held at
the home and were attended by a large crowd of relatives and sorrowing friends. Mr. and Mrs.
Neal were among the first people to move to Gaskins City and there are few people in the
community better known. She was 51 years of age.
JANICE STRICKLIN, little six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stricklin of South
Granger street, died at 1:00 o'clock today. She had been in a critical condition for several
days due to diphtheria and this morning it became known that all efforts to save her life would
fail. The heartbroken parents have the sympathy of all their friends in their bereavement. No
arrangements were made for the funeral this afternoon.
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. Joe Cooley received word last night that her youngest brother, JOE
VANGUEL, had been killed while at work at Tarr, Pennsylvania, and she left this morning to
attend the funeral which will be held Friday. Mrs. Mary Cooley departed Wednesday morning for
Tarr Station, Pa., called there by the news that her brother, JOE SCHULTZ is dead. He is a
miner and was killed in a mine accident there. Mrs. Cooley had just returned from a trip to
Oklahoma, when she received the news of her brother's death.
News of Egypt: Herrin-A shooting affair Sunday at No. 9 mine near Colp, resulted in the death
of one man and the exoneration of another for his death. All of the participants in the affair
were colored. HARVEY KENT was shot and killed by William McCleland, alias Gamble. According
to the testimony before the coroner's jury, Kent was drunk and had been disturbing the peace
for some time. The peace officers at the mine said that he had caused them trouble many times
and eye witnesses of the affair claimed that Kent started the trouble which resulted in his
death. He was said to have impersonated an officer and to have taken two guns off of men, near
Thursday, October 26th
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon for little JANICE PEARL STRICKLIN,
seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stricklin of 616 South Granger street, whose
death occurred Wednesday afternoon. Rev. J. H. Davis will conduct the service at the home and
interment will be made at Sunset Hill cemetery. The little girl died of diphtheria. She was a
student in the first grade at the McKinley school. The funeral will be private.
The quiet and peaceful little city of Galatia was thrown into excitement and sorrow this
morning at eight o'clock by the announcement of the sudden death of DR. T. M. JOHNSON,
venerable and respected physician of that community.
Dr. Johnson was found dead in his garage at eight o'clock by J. C. Marshall, a coal miner
who was returning from his night's work in the coal mine at Galatia. As Mr. Marshall was
passing by the Johnson garage he glanced in and was horrified to see the well known physician
lying on the ground near the car, with one arm resting on the running board. Examination by
Mr. Marshall disclosed the fact that Dr. Johnson was dead and the people were soon notified.
A wave of sorrow spread over the city and it was but a short time until the distressed widow
was surrounded by her friends in that vicinity.
The tragic death of Dr. Johnson, while being received by surprise by many people, was not
wholly unexpected by those intimately acquainted with the physician, who had been in poor health
for several years. His blood pressure was unusually high and there were symptoms of other
disorders. When his body was found this morning, other physicians were hurriedly called, but
they could do nothing, as death had been instantaneous.
Mrs. Johnson, the widow, is the sole survivor, as there were no children. She said that
her husband had a very good night last night and was in apparent fair health when they had
breakfast this morning. He received a call on the telephone and had gone out to the garage
after his car to make the call. She thought he had gone and was horrified when notified that
his dead body had been found near the car. He was attempting to get into the car, it is
believed, when an affliction of the heart seized him and death came quickly. He fell to the
ground and expired. Coroner McCormack has gone to Galatia to conduct the inquest.
Deceased was about 58 years old, was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow lodges, the
Methodist church and was in every way a splendid citizen. We have not been advised as to the
arrangements for the funeral.
Friday, October 27th
Mrs. Howard Brayfield and Mrs. Imogene Davis, drove to Marion Thursday to attend the funeral
of MRS. W. WASHINGTON, a former neighbor and friend. Mrs. Brayfield and Mrs. Davis formerly
lived in Marion.
The funeral of DR. T. M. JOHNSON, whose sudden death occurred Thursday at Galatia, will be held
at Webber Camp Grounds at 9 o'clock Sunday morning. The Methodist minister of Galatia, Rev.
Bush, will officiate and interment will be made in Webber Camp Ground cemetery. Several
families of this city and Eldorado, who are relatives and friends of the Johnson family are
expected to attend.
The Masonic and Odd Fellow lodges of Galatia, of which deceased was a member, will also
officiate at the funeral.
MRS. A. J. BOSWELL, who has made her home with Mrs. Mary E. McDaniel at 606 North Webster St.,
for some time, died at 11:40 o'clock last night. She was 86 years old and old age is believed
to have been the cause of her death.
Mrs. Boswell was the mother of Prof. J. B. Boswell of McLeansboro. The body was taken
back to her former home in Omaha, where funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow,
followed by interment in the Omaha cemetery.
Coroner McCormack and his selected jury held the inquest last evening and inquired into the
death of JAMES ARNOLD, colored, who was shot to death last Sunday night in a house at Muddy,
the tragedy following a gambling game. Arnold was shot by Archie Perkins, also colored, and
the verdict of the jury last night exonerated Perkins from blame, the same reading that Arnold
came to his death from a gunshot wound at the hands of Archie Perkins, the shot being fired in
The jury was composed of the following: Ernest Jenkins, foreman; J. H. Rude, Tim Ledford,
J. W. Stiff, Geo. W Laster and P. M. Gibbons. Despite the fact that the coroner's jury duly
exonerated Perkins, he is still languishing in the county jail, under orders issued by State's
Attorney Chas. H. Thompson.
Dr. McCormack also conducted the inquest over the remains of Dr. T. M. JOHNSON, the
Galatia physician who died suddenly in his garage in that city Thursday morning. The inquest
was held at the home of Dr. Johnson and the verdict was that the popular physician came to his
death from natural causes unknown to the jury. The jury was composed of Ernest Jenkins,
foreman; Thos. F. Gasaway, W. L. Burks, O. G. Wallace, S. D. Lockwood and Sam Owen.
Saturday, October 28
Many Harrisburg Masons and Odd Fellows, with friends of the deceased physician, are going to
attend the funeral of DR. JOHNSON, Galatia citizen, which is to be held tomorrow morning,
beginning at nine o'clock. The funeral services will be at the residence in Galatia, conducted
by the Masons and Odd Fellows. Interment will be at the Webber camp meeting grounds.
News reached Harrisburg Saturday of the killing in Logan late last Thursday afternoon of JOHN
BEAVER by Chief of Police R. J. Dial of that city. Beaver was a well known Logan character and
the killing took place after he had been arrested by officer dial and taken before Justice of
the Peace A. D. Morgan.
According to our information, Beaver was in an intoxicated condition and had been
creating a disturbance in the business district of Logan. He was placed under arrest by
officer Dial and taken before Justice Morgan for arraignment. He had shown no resistance
until after reaching the court. As the charge was being made against Beaver, it is claimed,
he began backing away from the officer and said, "I'm getting tired of this kind of treatment."
No sooner had he uttered the last word of his complaint against his treatment than he
reached in a side pocket and whipped out a gun. Marshal Dial was watching the man's every
action and by the time the aggressor had his gun on a level with his would be victim, Mr. Dial
had his gun in action and fired one shot. Beaver dropped dead in his tracks. Only one shot
was fired, the bullet entering the left breast of Beaver near the heart.
Personal Paragraphs: Miss Viola Lucas, daughter of the man of that name who was drowned during
the high water east of town last Christmas day, who has made Harrisburg her home since then,
departed Saturday for Terre Haute, Ind., to join relatives there.
Whereas it has pleased God in his infinite wisdom to remove from our midst our fellow worker,
CHAS. PRICE, who was a member of Local 843, U. M. W. of A. Therefore, be it resolved, that we
extend to his family our heartfelt sympathy and that as a token of our esteem that we drape our
charter for a period of thirty days.
Monday, October 30th --No Obits
Tuesday, October 31
FRANK WILBUR FERGUSON, whose home was in Galatia, died at the home of his father-in-law, E. G.
Young, in Bowling Green, Ky., on Tuesday, October 24, after an illness of a few weeks with
bronchial pneumonia. He was buried in the Kentucky city. Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson left Galatia
last June and moved to Bowling Green for the benefit of his health and for some time he seemed
to grow better, but a few weeks ago pneumonia of a bronchial nature set in and his death
MRS. J. N. BRAMLET, prominent woman of Saline county, who lived on a farm near Eldorado, died
last night in a hospital in Evansville. Her death followed an operation, which she underwent
The body will be brought to Eldorado tonight. She is the mother of Lloyd, Grace, Hayward,
Willard, Robert, Margaret and Marion Bramlet and is survived by all of them and her husband and
several sisters and brothers as follows: Mrs. Grace Bramlet of this city, Mrs. Pearl Morris of
this city, Mrs. Lucy Lusk of Dorrisville, Mrs. Bertha Quinn of Logan, Mrs. Ida Whitlock of Muddy,
Glen Glascock of Utah and Lawrence Glascock of Muddy.
Mrs. Bramlet was Miss Ora Glascock before her marriage and she was a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ewing Glascock who live on West Walnut street in this city. Her sons, Hayward and Robert
are attending school at the Illinois University and will leave Champaign tonight for Eldorado
to attend the funeral.
The body will be taken to the farm home after its arrival in Eldorado and funeral
arrangements will not be made until Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 1st
Pretty sixteen year old Hazel Creason, a bride of six weeks, is a widow today, because her
husband, CHARLES D. CREASON, 35, committed suicide Tuesday afternoon. He swallowed two ounces
of carbolic acid at three o'clock and died about one hour later.
Before taking the acid Creason wrote two letters, one to his mother and one to his brother,
Edwin Creason. He is said to have told them in the letters that he would commit suicide and
instructed them about how and where he wanted to be buried. They refused to allow outsiders to
see the letters and they were not even submitted to the coroner at the inquest which was held
last night. Only two witnesses were examined and both of them stated that they knew of no
reason why Creason took his life and that he had not threatened to kill himself as they knew of.
The two witnesses at the coroner's inquest were Mack Parks and Mrs. Creason's father, Francis
Keneipp, both of whom were neighbors.
According to them, Creason was of an unusually cheery disposition and had been in the best
of spirits a few hours before he committed suicide. At the dinner table he laughed and joked
with his wife and they planned to masquerade for the Halloween celebration in the evening.
He was a brick mason and worked until noon at the new Cummins building on South Main
street. At noon he laid off for the rest of the day and after dinner went down town with his
father-in-law. He is supposed to have purchased the acid while down town.
Mrs. Creason was at the home of Mrs. Parks when he returned and swallowed the poison.
The first she knew of his rash act was when he staggered to the door of their apartment and
called out, "It is all over." He then flung himself on the bed and did not speak again. His
suffering was terrible until death came at 4 o'clock. Mrs. Parks and Mrs. Creason were at the
bedside, but he was unable to speak a word that they could understand, according to statements
made by them this morning.
Mr. Creason came here about a month ago from Elizabethtown. He was a son of Mrs. William
Creason and is survived by his mother and three sisters, Mrs. Rose Doom of Elizabethtown, Mrs.
Flora Jackson of Rosiclaire, and Florence Creason of Metropolis.
In the letter to his brother he is reported to have asked that his body be taken to
Elizabethtown and buried beside that of his father and one of his sisters. The inquest was
held last night at the residence, 407 West Poplar street, and a verdict of suicide returned.
This morning the body was taken to Elizabethtown, where funeral services and burial will take
A Mardi Gras celebration similar to the one put on Halloween night in this city, was held in
Carbondale last night and during the festival young LEONARD PARRISH of Marion, a student at the
Normal school, was killed.
According to reports received here, he and a party of friends masquerading were on their
way to the scene of the Mardi Gras and to avoid waiting for a freight train to clear a railway
crossing they had to cross, young Parrish climbed up between two cars to get through to the
other side of the track. As he poised between the freight cars the train lurched forward and
he fell and was run over.
He was killed instantly. His body was taken to a morgue in Carbondale last night and
preparations were made to send it to Marion today.
Stein Smith, son of Rev. and Mrs. George T. Smith of the Christian church in this city is
attending normal school and was in the crowd Parrish was going to the celebration with.
Personal Paragraphs: The funeral of MRS. J. N. BRAMLET of near Eldorado, who died in Evansville
Monday night, will be held at Union Grove Church at 11 o'clock Thursday morning. Several out
of town relatives arrived today and as the family is one of the best known of the community a
large crowd is expected to attend the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. F. Davis and Mr. and Mrs. S.
Paul drove to Golconda from this city this morning to attend the funeral of SPENCER JENKINS,
brother of Mrs. Paul and Mrs. Davis, whose death occurred Sunday night. Mrs. Alice Nichols of
Indianapolis visited her granddaughter, Mrs. Charles McDowell in this city and departed
Wednesday for Linton, Ind., where she will visit the children of the late HENRY NICHOLS, one
of the men who drowned on the Dubalong.
Card of Thanks: We desire to express our sincere gratitude to the good people of Harrisburg
for their sympathy and aid during the illness and death of our beloved mother, MRS. AVY JANE
BOSWELL; for the thoughtful, kindly assistance given by the neighbors, for the beautiful floral
tributes by friends and neighbors, for the courteous and sympathetic services of the undertaker,
Mr. Rude. And to each and all who have in the least helped to assuage our great sorrow, we
would express our sincerest thanks.-The Children
Thursday, November 2nd
Prof. A. A. Moore was called to Union Grove today to conduct the song service at the funeral of
MRS. J. H. BRAMLET.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. F. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. S. Paul and E. L. Mofield have returned from Golconda,
where they attended the funeral of W. S. JENKS, a brother of Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Paul.
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. C. S. Paige was called to Lawrenceville today by a telegram
announcing that her brother, JOHN SCOTT, is ill and not expected to recover. She left on the
morning train and will remain until the crisis is past.
OBITUARY; JEANICE PEARLE STRICKLIN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stricklin, was born in
Harrisburg, Ill., Sept. 17, 1915, and died at the home of her parents, 616 South Granger street,
this city, Oct. 25, 1922, age 7 years, l month and 8 days.
She was a member of the First M. E. Sunday school and a very devoted to her teacher and
class, always punctual and in her place when her health would permit. She attended the
McKinley school where she was a favorite as also the Sunday school, and because of her sweet
disposition was loved by all. Her devotion to her parents, her sisters and home; her grand
parents, aunts and uncles was marked a most lovable little girl, obedient kind and considerate
of others at all times. Her health for the last three years had been bad but of late had
improved until on the 7th of October she was stricken with the dread malady, diphtheria, which
caused her death. All that human aid could render was cheerfully given but to no avail. The
last enemy conquered, but death has lost its sting, "For of such is the kingdom of God."
She leaves to mourn her loss her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stricklin, four sisters,
viz, Thelma Louise, Velma Lorene, Elizabeth Frances and Annis Marie. Her grand parents, Mr.
and Mrs. William Williams and Mr. and Mrs. George Stricklin. Many relatives and a host of
The community joins in this great sorrow over their loss, but we known our loss is her
eternal gain.-by a Friend
Murphysboro: ANNA HOLLMANN, 28, daughter of Henry Hollmann, a well known farmer living near
Jacob, was probably fatally shot on the first floor of her home by her brother-in-law, Fuehler,
shortly before eight o'clock Sunday night, after she had crawled through a window at the home.
Fuehler, mistaking the unexpected wayfarer arriving home for a burglar, came downstairs with a
flashlight in one hand and a shot gun in the other and opened fire on the defenseless intruder
from a distance of six feet.
Friday, November 3rd
Carrier Mills: Rev. Weir, pastor of the Baptist church here, was called to Galatia today to
officiate at the funeral of ROBERT GASAWAY, held this afternoon.
News of Egypt: Benton-MIKE OPAK died in Dr Moore's hospital Tuesday morning from the effects
of a bullet wound he received at the home of John Lakas in Rend about 9 o'clock Tuesday night.
He was given immediate attention at Rend by Dr Stonecipher before being brought to the hospital,
but as the ball had entered his intestines he had a very poor chance of recovery. The story by
Chas. Winters and Ray Johnson at the Coroner's inquest Tuesday, is that Curtis Mundell, Ray
Johnson and Chas. Winters were walking down the street and presently met Opak, who was drunk.
Mundell and Opak got into some sort of an argument while the party continued to walk. Upon
reaching the residence of John Lakas all four men went in but before going in, Mundell gave
his gun to Ray Johnson. Almost immediately after entering the house Opak pulled his gun and
Winters shouted to Johnson that Opak had drawn his gun. Mundell grabbed him but the gun went
off so close to Mundell's face that it severely powder burned his right eye. Another shot
fired almost instantly pierced Johnson right arm. About this time Johnson fired, the bullet
taking effect in Opak's stomach.
Saturday, November 4th
Monday, November 6th
OBITUARY: MRS. ORA BRAMLET was born August 1st 1876, at Carbondale, Ill., died Oct. 31, 1922,
in Walker's sanitarium in Evansville, Ind., age 46 years, 3 months.
October 1st 1893, she was united in marriage to John N. Bramlet and to this union was
born seven children, four boys and three girls, namely: Loyd, Mrs. Grace Read, Willard,
Heyward, Robert, Marguerite, and Miriam, all of whom survive with the husband.
She is also survived by her father and mother, Ewing and Fanny Glasscock of Harrisburg
and five sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Ida Whitlock of Raleigh, Mrs. Lucy Lusk of Dorrisville,
Mrs. Grace Bramlet and Mrs. Pearl Morris of Harrisburg, Miss Bertha Quinn of Logan, Lawrence
Glasscock, of Harrisburg and Leonard Glasscock, of Ogden, Utah. She also had two grand
children, J. L. and James Bramlet to survive her. One brother preceded her in death. All the
survivors were present except the brother in Utah.
When about 4 years of age she professed faith in Christ in a series of meetings conducted
by Eld. B. F. Rodman at Raleigh and united with that church and was baptized. After the
marriage she moved her membership to Union Grove where she remained a faithful member until
called by her master to come forth to her reward in the Great Beyond.
Just a short time before she departed she told her faithful companion she was prepared
While her departure has cast a gloom of sorrow over our entire neighborhood, we are reminded
that "God giveth and God taketh away."
Tuesday, November 7TH
Mrs. O. L. Baker of this city, received word Monday of the death of MRS. PAUL NORMAN CHERRY,
formerly Miss Ruby Ridenhower of this city and Vienna. Mrs. Cherry, a bride of one month, died
in Washington, D C. She had lived in Washington for some time, but was well known here. The
telegram announcing her death did not state the cause. Her body will probably be taken to her
old home in Vienna for burial.
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. Lois Locke of 120 West Logan street, received word Monday of the
death of her brother, C. A. WEBBER, an attorney in Minneapolis. He died Sunday. Rev. J. H.
Davis left today for Mt. Vernon, where he was called to preach the funeral of JAMES RANDALL,
who was a prominent citizen of Jefferson county and an old friend of Rev. Davis.
Wednesday, November 8th
CLYDE WYNN, a young colored hunchback of this city, who has all of his life been the victim of
a peculiar disease which affected his spinal column, and besides that had the misfortune to
lose one of his legs in an accident a few years ago, was saved from further pain and sorrow
Tuesday when death claimed him. Tuberculosis of the spine is said to have caused his death at
5:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Wynn was 27 years of age. In his helpless condition he supported himself by working in
a cleaning and pressing shop here until a few weeks ago. He was a son of Mrs. Nora Woods of
East Poplar street. His father, who was a Civil War veteran, died a few years ago. His mother
and one sister, Elsie Wynn, survive. His funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon
at the A. M. E. church and interment will be made at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Personal Paragraphs: News received from Lawrenceville tells of the death of the brother of Mrs.
C. P. Paige of East Poplar street. Funeral services are to be held at the home and burial will
be at Lawrenceville. Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Walker and Mrs. P. O. Upchurch of Galatia were through
this city Wednesday morning enroute to Golconda, to attend the funeral of Mrs. A. W. WALKER,
who was a sister-in-law of Mr. Walker. She was well known to several residents of Saline
News of Egypt: West Frankfort-Two persons were killed and four others seriously injured in an
auto accident early Monday morning on the hard road just west of this city. The dead are:
SAM COOPER and C. W. RODENBUSH. The injured are Jack Turpin, Pete Stanley, Willie Rodenbush
and Everett Gray. The six were all local musicians, and were well known throughout the coal
fields. They were returning from Zeigler, where they had furnished music for a dance. One
of the car wheels broke down, throwing the car on a slope at the side of the road, according
to Mr. Gray.
Carrier Mills: Mrs. Nellie Hicks of Carrier Mills received news Tuesday that her father, N. A.
SPARKS of Robinson, is dying. Mr. Sparks is past 86 years of age. Another telegram bearing
tidings of illness was received by Mrs. Hicks yesterday, in which it was stated that her
namesake, Nellie Hicks, daughter of Charles A. Hicks, is in a hospital in Jamestown, N. D.,
where she was operated on Tuesday for appendicitis.
Thursday, November 9th
MARION JENKINS, a young railroader, who has been bedfast with tuberculosis for many months,
died at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Jennings, on
East Walnut street. He was 25 years of age.
Mr. Jennings formerly was a member of the K. of P., the I. O. O. F. and the trainmen's
organization. Following his illness it is believed that his mind became affected, because he
dropped both lodges and wanted to drop the union organization. He also denied himself the
services of a doctor. His friends kept up his union dues and the insurance dues on a $2,000
policy for the benefit of his wife and baby.
He was a son of the late John Jennings and is survived by several brothers and a sister,
his mother, and his wife and child.
Funeral services by Rev. Milligan of Dorrisville, will be held at the home on East Walnut
street at 10 o'clock Friday morning, followed by burial at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Friday, November 10th
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. Cynthia Logan and Miss Nellie Sandsbury of Marion, who were called
to this city by the death of their nephew and cousin, CLYDE WYNN, returned home Friday morning.
The Wynn funeral was held Thursday afternoon and was attended by a large number of friends of
the Wynn family.
MRS. MARY A CROWELL, 65, a widow of Gaskins City, died at 5 o'clock last night at the home of
her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hicks. She suffered from dropsy, which is
believed to have caused her death.
Mrs. Crowell is survived by several children, all of whom reside in or near Harrisburg.
Her funeral will be held Saturday, followed by interment in Lavender cemetery in Hardin county.
News of Egypt: West Frankfort-Two men, CHARLES SIPE and CECIL CARTER are dead as a result of
a gun duel last night at the home of the former, shortly after dusk. Details are meager, but
from all information available prior to the official inquiry to be made by Coroner Rotrammel,
the "eternal triangle" figures prominently in the double tragedy. Attentions Carter was
accused of having paid the wife of Sipe, an old grudge and trouble of long standing and a
former less serious shooting were direct causes, according to members of the family of Mr.
Sipe. Herrin-MARKUS SIMPKINS aged 11 years, was run over and killed by an auto, out on the
concrete road near the brush Crossing Saturday morning. The car was driven by Frank Lulucci.
The Simpkins lad was riding on a wagon and when he alighted he stepped directly in front of the
auto which was coming from the opposite direction. The driver had no opportunity to stop his
Saturday, November 11th
Mr. H. A. (Harve) Rude, former Harrisburg citizens, who left here with his family about a
year ago, had an experience in Los Angeles, Cal., on the night of November 4th, which he will
never forget. Mr. Rude is employed in that city as a private watchman for a concern and his
official capacity is responsible for his being on the scene when a policeman was murdered.
From the Los Angeles Examiner we get the facts in the case. A copy of that paper of November
5th has been received here by Clyde Rude, son of H. A., and the paper contains a picture of the
slain policeman, OLIVER DINSMORE, the murderer, Fred Edwards, and Mr. Rude.
Edwards had stolen two quarts of milk, valued at 30 cents. Mr. Rude had seen the theft and
reported to Officer Dinsmore, whose beat was near the scene of the stealing. Edwards was
arrested by Dinsmore and the prisoner told the officer he was sorry of the theft and promised
that he would do it no more. Edwards also asked that he be taken to his room that he might
get his money, before being locked up. Policeman Dinsmore had Mr. Rude accompany him with the
prisoner. The Examiner continues the story in this manner:
"The officer, very young and clean-cut in his brand new uniform, looked at his prisoner and
smilingly consented. They went together to Edwards' room in the Santa Fe rooming house. H.
A. Rude, a private watchman, who had seen the theft, went with them.
"It's in here," said Edwards, when they reached the room, and with an officer standing on
each side of him, he opened a dresser drawer and, fumbled with his hands beneath a clutter of
papers. Then from the prisoner's hidden hand came quick splotches of fire-and Officer Dinsmore
died in line of duty. Dinsmore pulled his gun with his ebbing strength, but it clattered to
the floor. Rude fought the murderer through the dirty little room and finally seized the gun.
He pulled the trigger twice with the muzzle in the prisoner's face, but neither cartridge
exploded. Edwards then escaped and ran out the door."
"Officers Deason and Brady caught Edwards a little later in a car of pig iron in the Santa Fe
yards and he is now in jail."
Ed Vinyard, a miller from Granite City, who recently came to Harrisburg had the misfortune to
lose his wife Friday. MRS. VINYARD, who was 26 years of age, had been ill with tuberculosis
and her condition became alarming soon after they came to this city two weeks ago.
They were at the home of a relative in Dorrisville when death claimed her at 1 o'clock Friday
afternoon. The husband and one child, six months old survive besides several brothers and
sisters and her parents.
The body will be taken to Jones cemetery Sunday morning for burial.
News of Egypt: Johnston City-MARKUS SIMPSON was run over and killed by an automobile Saturday
afternoon near Brush Crossing. Frank Dolucci was driving the car. West Frankfort-The body of
ALEX BUYDON, whose home was at 408 North Lincoln street in this city, was received Thursday
morning over the C. E. & I., and was taken to the Holland Undertaking Parlors. Buydon who was
27 years of age, had been employed in the mines here until a short while ago, when he left for
Brownstown, Pa., to take a place in one of the Anthracite mines at that place. He had only
worked one day on his new job when an accident causing his death occurred. It is reported he
was caught in a squeeze and killed instantly.
Carrier Mills: Mrs. Douglas Lamb received a telegram last Monday morning which gave her the
sad news of the death of her brother, FRANK TANNER, had died at his home in Madisonville, Ky.
Mrs. Lamb left on the afternoon train for the Kentucky home. Deceased was well known in this
county, as he formerly lived at Harrisburg.
Monday, November 13th
CLYDE CARR CUMMINS, little six year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Icy Cummins, who reside on the
Glass farm at Mitchellsville, died of pneumonia at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon and was buried
Sunday at Cottage Grove cemetery. Rev. Lamp conducted the funeral which was held at 2 o'clock
in the afternoon and was attended by a large crowd of friends.
An inquest as held Sunday afternoon over the dead body of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie TEDFORD's little
nine month's old daughter, BERTHA, who died at 9 o'clock Sunday morning, without receiving
medical attention, although she had been ill for several days, according to witnesses examined.
Their verdict returned was "Death from natural cause, unknown to the jury." Burial
occurred today at Mt. Moriah cemetery.
Personal Paragraphs: The day old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Walker SULLIVAN died this morning (?)
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Rose Sullivan near Liberty and was buried this afternoon in
OBITUARY; Death, that silent and unwelcome visitor, entered the home of Icy CUMMINGS and laid
its cold hand upon their darling son, CLYDE, and his little spirit taken its flight to dwell
with the angels in the better bright world, free from the scorns and frowns of this vale of
Little Clyde was born June 18, 1916, being at the time of his death 6 years four months
and 23 days old.
To know Clyde was to love him for his sunny disposition won friends for him wherever he
went. He was the light of his home and school where he will be greatly missed.
As we stand by the bedside of those who are so near to our hearts as was Clyde and see
how powerless is man when death silently claims his victims our hearts are made to quake and
acknowledge the Supreme power of a great Creator who watches over his jewels here below and
often plucks those little rosebuds and transplants them in his garden above, there to shine as
diadems and beckons us to come to them.
Clyde was conscious to the last and passed away as calmly and with that heavenly smile
and we know the angels were present to carry his little spirit back to the arms of him who
He leaves to mourn his untimely death a fond father and mother, two sisters, Alma and
Manda, and one brother, Gayle. Also he will be greatly missed by his teacher and school mates
for his cheery countenance and pleasant smiles had won for him the love of us all, but we must
be resigned to the will of God and so live as to meet our dear one above where parting will be
no more. (short poem)-Teacher and pupils of Pierson School.
BONNIE "Buster" BROWN, is dead. Buster Brown, one of the most popular young men of this city
who was taken to the Mayo hospital in Rochester, Minn., died Saturday or Sunday, the telegram
which brought news of his death to this city did not state when.
He was born and reared here. Was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown who reside near No. 9
"Buster" was the name his friends gave him while in school and bespeaks of his
popularity. He fell on the ice last winter and hurt one of his legs so badly that amputation
was necessary. The wound caused by this was never healed properly and gangrene is believed to
have caused his death.
No announcement was made about when the body will arrive or the time of the funeral.
Deceased was 20 years old.
Tuesday, November 14th
Little BILLIE MORSE, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Morse of West park street, died very suddenly
Monday. He was stricken ill Monday morning with congestion of the stomach and in a short time
his condition became alarming. Three doctors were called in and administered to him, but were
unable to relieve him. He died at 6:30 o'clock Monday night.
The grief stricken parents and three little sisters survive, besides many other relatives
and friends. The family is well known here. They are relatives of the Hawkins family and
little Billy was a favorite with all who knew them.
Funeral services will be held at the Social Brethren church in Dorrisville at 2 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon and interment will be made in Sunset Hill cemetery.
MARGARET, one of the three months old twins of Mr. and Mrs. James FLEMINGS of near Muddy, died
during a convulsion last night. The baby had been ill for several days and its parents became
alarmed over its condition early last night. It died at 2:30 o'clock this morning. There are
five other children in the family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, followed by
interment in Sunset Hill cemetery.
News of Egypt: Chester-After serving eighteen years in the Chester penitentiary for the murder
of his sweetheart, ALICE HENNINGER, near Havanna, Ill., Fred Strube has had his escape and a
statewide search has been inaugurated. Strube made his escape from prison Friday, and officers
throughout the state have been requested to attempt to apprehend the fugitive. Strube, because
of his position as trusty, was permitted the freedom of the grounds and simply walked away.
Carrier Mills: Friends of JOHN HOODOCK, well known farmer-miner citizen, living just west of
this city, will be sorry to learn of his death which occurred in a St. Louis hospital last
Saturday night. Mr. Hoodock had been suffering with stomach trouble here for several months
and it was finally decided to send him to the St. Louis hospital for treatment. His death
Saturday night ended his sufferings for all time, and the body was due to arrive here this
afternoon. The funeral will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, morning.
Mrs. Hoodock and children have the sympathy of the entire community.
Wednesday, November 15th
The body of BONNIE "Buster" BROWN, who died in the Mayo hospital in Rochester, Minn.,
either Sunday or Monday, arrived in this city Wednesday and was taken to the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Hill, who live near the tabernacle in Dorrisville.
His father, William Brown, accompanied him to Rochester and he also returned to this
city today. Young Brown was 19 years of age. He had a wide circle of friends and many of his
former school chums are expected to attend the funeral.
The funeral will be held at the Hill home. Rev. George T. Smith, the Christian minister,
will conduct the service at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon and interment will be made in Sunset
Thursday, November 16th
Mrs. Joe Conley and son, Robert of Murphysboro, who were called to this city by the death of
her mother, MRS. MARY CROWELL of Gaskins City, departed Thursday morning for their home.
Friday, November 17th
For several months the gallows that was used in hanging ALEC KING here a few years ago, also
used in the execution of THOMAS LOWHONE at Carmi a year ago last spring, has been standing in
the court house yard here, or at least a section of it, the remainder being in the basement at
the court house.
But if sheriff-elect John Small will give his permission, Police commissioner Z. T. S.
Leitch will remove that unsightly obstacle and place it where it will render yeoman service not
only to Mr. Leitch but to other people as well.
Mr Leitch has an extensive coal yard here and most every night someone takes it upon himself
to lay in a supply without paying the necessary $6 per ton. So the alert police commissioner
is going to put this hangman's gallows where it will pose as a lasting warning to a coal thief,
or any other kind of a thief-in the center of his big coal yard.
OBITUARY; WILLARE H. MORRIS, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Morris, was born June 14, 1922.
Age 3 years, 5 months and 5 days. Billy, as we all called him, was a pleasant little child.
He was always full of life and all who knew him loved him. He suffered very much in this life,
but bore his suffering patiently. He loved his Sunday school class, but was unable to attend
often and now his seat is vacant and his face no longer can we see. From the arms of the
loving father and mother and sister he has gone, but we feel sure he is in the arms of the one
who said, "I shall gather the lambs with my arms and carry them in my bosom." Besides the
father, mother, and three sisters, he leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn this
departure. Funeral services were held at the Social Brethren Church at Dorrisville, after
which the little boy was laid to rest at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Saturday, November 18th
West Frankfort has had another killing, and this time it resulted in one office killing another.
WILLIAM KELLEY, who some time ago was taken to Danville on a federal charge of impersonating a
United States prohibition officer, was shot and killed by Chief of Police Tilford Beames. The
shooting occurred at the home of Dave Ronchetti.
Kelley was at the Ronchetti home in an intoxicated condition, and was creating a
considerable disturbance. When he started to abuse Ronchetti's wife the police were sent for.
C. K. Spiers, one of the police officers, went out to arrest Kelley, but he could not do
anything with him. He said he would either have to kill him or Kelley would have shot him.
Then a posse of five composed of chief of Police Beams, Deputy sheriff Henry Dorris,
Policeman B. E. Monroe, Police Magistrate Bert Ragland and one other went out to the Conchetti
Kelley was in a car in front of the home and with him were Ed Dorris, Harrison Brannan,
and a woman, Mrs. Francis Shupan. She was in the seat with Kelley when the shooting occurred.
Beames told Kelley to throw up his hands, but instead Kelley reached for his gun. It was
then that Beames fired his first shot. Kelley still tugged at his gun, which seemed to be
fastened in his pocket, and Beames shot the second time and killed Kelley.
Mrs. Shupan said that she had gone to the Ronchetti home, but that she was afraid to
leave as Kelley kept pointing his gun at her. She testified at the coroner's inquest that she
wanted to get away, but that she was afraid. The jury exonerated Beames.
Kelley at one time served a term in the Chester Penitentiary for killing a man at Carterville,
when he was on the police force there, fourteen years ago. He was at present constable for
Franklin township with his home at Frankfort Heights. He was also employed as dock boss at
the West Mine. He leaves a wife and four children.
News of Egypt: Herrin-EDGAR RUSSELL, colored was killed in Madison No. 8 Tuesday by an
explosion. It was not definitely known what was the cause of the explosion, but it was thought
to have been caused by a windy shot.
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. Moriah Cole of this city, was called to Belmont, Ill., Saturday by
the news of the death of her aunt, MRS. ARILLA CORRIE.
Mrs. L. R. STRICKLIN of Eldorado, relative of Mrs. Frank Piland of North Main street and Mrs.
Harry Collier of East College street in this city, died at her home in Eldorado Thursday and
was buried today at the Masonic cemetery near Raleigh. Mrs. Stricklin was an aged woman. She
had been an invalid for several years and was a most patient and kindly person. Her husband
and one son, Herman, who resides in Danville survive, besides several other relatives including
Mrs. Minda Karns and daughter, Grace, and Mrs. Luther Bourland of Eldorado.
Monday, November 20th
Personal Paragraphs: On Saturday at 12 o'clock in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace REED,
funeral services were held for their baby daughter, IRMA LEE, who fell asleep Friday afternoon
at 4:30 o'clock. She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Reed who were heartbroken over the
passing of their treasure. Rev. Lawrence C. Riley, associate pastor of the First Baptist
church officiated. The little body was laid away in Lebanon cemetery near Galatia, Illinois.
Tuesday, November 21st --No Obits
Wednesday, November 22nd
CARL BURCH, seventeen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burch, formerly of this city, died
of diabetes at their home in Gooding, Idaho this morning. The body will be brought to this
city for burial and is expected to arrive Saturday or Sunday. News of his death was received
by his cousin, Mrs. Joe Pierson.
The Burch family formerly lived in Eldorado and Harrisburg and Mr. Burch worked at one
of the mines here. Carl was about fourteen years of age when they left Saline county. Mrs.
Burch was Miss Minnie Porter before her marriage and is well known here.
No arrangements will be made for the funeral until the body arrives here.
MRS. AUDIE DIXON, wife of Charles Dixon, chief mechanic for the O'Gara Coal company, died early
Tuesday morning at their farm home in Pankeyville. She was about forty seven years of age and
was the mother of six children.
Before her marriage Mrs. Dixon was Miss Audie Burns and she was a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Edwin Burns, who live at Pankeyville at present. As a girl she was ambitious and of a
most pleasing disposition. Her marriage to Mr. Dixon was the fitting close of a happy romance
and their home life has been one of typical American home harmony, saddened during the past
several months because of her illness. Tuberculosis caused her death.
Her parents, Mr. Dixon and the following children survive: Gladys, Glen, Margaret,
Hazel, Lucile and Charles. The funeral was held at two o'clock this afternoon and was attended
by a large crowd of sorrowing friends. Rev. G. E. Slavens conducted the service and interment
was made at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. D. B. Glass was called to Metropolis Wednesday morning by the death
of her niece, MISS NELL ENGLISH. She will remain in Metropolis until after the funeral.
Thursday, November 23rd
Belleville---Rather than face murder charges after he run into and killed an eight year old
child with his automobile while intoxicated, Martin Honstutter, a miner, shot and killed
himself at his home when officers arrived to place him under arrest.
While driving home last night, Honstutter ran his automobile over a sidewalk and crashed
into a door step where EDMOND DELANEY, 8 years old, was sitting.
The child died at 1 o'clock this morning. When the child died officers were sent to
arrest Honstutter on a charge of murder. They found him asleep and when he was told that the
child died he asked to be allowed to dress and the officers consented. While they were
standing six feet away Honstutter shot himself in the head. He died in the arms of one of
Personal Paragraphs: SHERMAN DEEVER, eleven months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Deever of
West Poplar street, died at 11 o'clock last night after being ill for a few days with
inflammation of the bowels. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday, followed by
interment at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Friday, November 24th
News of Egypt: Centralia-The body of an unidentified man, with two bullet wounds in his left
breast and one on the top of his right foot was found in an empty, open-top, Pennsylvania steel
car on track 12 in the local Illinois Central yards at eight thirty this morning, by the crew
of engine 2926 and the yard clerk. Simultaneously with the discovery of the body, the Haussler
ambulance was called, and an examination was made of his clothing to ascertain his identity.
The investigation was futile, as nothing was found that would give any clue to his
identification. From articles found on his person, it was concluded that he was a professional
Saturday, November 25th
Carrier Mills-The citizens of Carrier Mills were saddened today when news came from Evansville
that JUSTIN DAVIS, one of our best men, had died in a hospital there, following a few days'
Mr. Davis has been suffering with a malady diagnosed as gall stones, and he was taken to
Evansville a few days ago and operated on. He was unable to withstand the operation and died
Deceased was about 54 years old and one of the highly respected citizens of this
community. The body will arrive here either this afternoon or tomorrow morning. No
arrangements had been made for the funeral up to noon Saturday.
In Memoriam: (Elks Club deceased members) JOSEPH D. BAIR, August 22, 1903; D. W. CHOISSER,
February 3, 1912; A. F. BAIRD, May 10, 1912; A. W. REYNOLDS, May 18, 1912; EDWIN SCOTT, August
9, 1912; ROBERT E. DEMPSEY, January 18, 1913; HARRY H. RUDE, January 1, 1914; PAUL SHERMAN,
June 16, 1914; ED L. GHENT, August 16, 1904; THOMAS HARRIS, March 17, 1915; W. V. CHOISSER,
May 16, 1917; M. S. WHITLEY, July 27, 1917; HARRY W. MITCHELL, August 9, 1917; ROBERT McGEHEE,
October 5, 1917; ISADORE DRUCKER, October 10, 1918 (died in service); ROSS SETEN, February 12,
1919; EARL DAVENPORT, December 6, 1919; BERTIS SEWELL, July 18, 1921.
Monday, November 27th
Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock this morning at the Christian church for CARL BURCH,
seventeen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burch of Gooding, Idaho, whose body arrived here
Saturday night and was taken to Rude's Undertaking parlor, where it was kept until the hour of
the funeral this morning.
Rev. G. T. Smith conducted the funeral service and interment was made at Sunset Hill
Saline county lost another splendid citizen Sunday, and Harrisburg acquaintances of deceased
were pained when the announcement of the death of SAMP A. ANDERSON was made. Mr. Anderson was
a well known and highly esteemed farmer citizen of Long Branch township, living about four
miles north of Raleigh.
The death of the well known farmer came as a surprise, as his illness of only a week's
duration was unknown to many of his friends. He would have been 64 years old had he lived
until January, and his death was the result of several causes.
Mr. Anderson was the father of George Anderson, Silas Anderson, James Anderson and Mrs.
Arthur Coffee, all of this city and of John Anderson of Nebraska, Walter Anderson and Lelle and
Helen Anderson, the last three children living at home. Deceased was also the brother-in-law
of W. T. Cable and Mrs. Otis Dixon of Harrisburg. He was a man who had held the highest esteem
of every acquaintance all during his eventful life. Funeral was held this afternoon, interment
taking place at the Rhine cemetery.
Personal Paragraphs: Friends of JOHN KENNEDY, a former resident of this city, who moved to
Providence, Ky., a few years ago, will be sorry to learn of his death, which occurred in a
tragic manner. R. Kennedy and his wife were in a woods near their home hunting rabbits when in
some way the gun was discharged, the shot entering his breast. He died almost instantly. He
was well liked and highly respected here and the family has the sympathy of our people in the
JOHN AMES, who was formerly a mine boss at O'Gara Mine No. 3, and was widely known by Saline
county miners, died at the Harrisburg sanitarium at 11 o'clock Sunday morning. He was taken
there about two weeks ago and cancer of the liver is said to have caused his death. Mr. Ames
was sick for about a month and before going to the hospital was taken care of by Mrs. Nell
Mooneyham, the proprietress of his boarding house at 128 South Skaggs.
He was a widower and was about fifty years of age. His only daughter, Mrs. Nettie Hayes
of Gibson, Ind., was notified of his illness when he was taken tot he hospital and was with him
when he died. He came here four years ago from Danville and has several relatives in and near
The body was taken to his old rooming house today and at 5:30 p.m. Rev. H. B. Wilhoyte
conducted a brief funeral service there after which it was taken to the Big Four station and
shipped to his old home in Danville. Interment will be made in the family cemetery near
Creal Springs-Three men were killed and three severely injured today when an I. C. work engine
struck a hand car between here and Parker.
The men were section hands on their way to work. They were crossing a trestle when the
engine appeared. The three who escaped death jumped forty feet to the ground.
The dead are VICTOR VAUGHN, HOSEA EMMER and BOAMAN DEACON.
Tuesday, November 28th
News was received here last night that THOMAS McDANIEL, miner formerly employed at O'Gara mine
No. 9, is dead in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He went to that place about two weeks ago, in hopes
of receiving treatment which would restore his health. He was hurt in the mines several months
ago and this injury with a complication of diseases is believed to have caused his death.
The body will be shipped to this city for burial and is expected to arrive Wednesday.
Mr. McDaniel was a widower and about forty five years of age. He has only one daughter
residing near here and that is Mrs. Elizabeth Ledbetter of Dorrisville.
Funeral arrangements were not announced today.
Carrier Mills-It isn't often that a newspaper chronicles the death of a person and then a few
days later announces the error and tells of the improved condition of the man reported dead.
However, it falls to The Register to do that today. And it becomes a pleasure, also, because
the man in question is one of the respected citizens of Carrier Mills.
Several days ago this paper stated that JUTSON DAVIS, who had been taken to an
Evansville hospital for an operation had died following that ordeal The information was
general and the body of Mr. Davis was expected in this city. Then came the news from the
hospital that Mr. Davis had not died but was still living. Today word comes from Evansville
that the sick man continues to improve and that there is every reason to believe now that he
will fully recover from the operation. We are sure his many friends here will be glad to read
this good news today.
JAMES McHAFFEY, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy McHaffey of Muddy, died at noon today, following an
illness that lasted for several days and was caused by a complication of diseases. No
arrangements have been made for the funeral.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS CRAIG, 14 months old baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Craig, who
live on a farm near Cottage Grove, died at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. Funeral services and
burial occurred today.
RUBY ELOISE YARBER, ten months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Yarber, died of flu
Saturday at 11 a.m., and was buried Sunday at Sunset Hill cemetery.
The ten months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank DEAVER died last Wednesday and was buried
Saturday at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Many old residents of Brushy township will be saddened by news of the death of MRS. CHARITY
HAMILTON, one of the oldest residents of that community, whose death occured there early this
morning. She is the wife of Rev. Thomas Hamilton, who will be remembered by the older
residents for his famous trip to the "Holy Land" several years ago.
The aged minister, who is past 73 and his wife, 63, have lived on a farm three miles
north of Brushy for many years and he was pastor of the Methodist church in that community.
About four years ago, Mrs. Hamilton became afflicted with cancer and her health was impaired,
but she kept up her usual activities until about four months ago and was bedfast for the four
months preceding her death. There are three children, her husband and one brother surviving.
The brother was here a short time ago from Oklahoma to visit and will be unable to come back
for the funeral.
Rev. J. H. Davis of this city will conduct the funeral service at the Hamilton farm at 10
o'clock Wednesday morning and interment will be made at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Wednesday, November 29th
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon over the body of JAMES McHAFFY, 18,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy McHaffy of Muddy, who died of pneumonia at noon Tuesday, following an
illness which lasted three weeks. He was a miner.
Rev. W. A. Bodell, the Presbyterian minister, conducted the funeral service, which was
held at the home, and interment was made at Sunset Hill cemetery.
News of Egypt: Mt. Vernon-Dr. JOHN H. MITCHELL was found dead at his office shortly before
1 o'clock Monday. When found he was lying on the floor beside his chair and apparently had
taken out his handkerchief to wipe his glasses, when he was stricken, it is supposed with heart
trouble and died. One hand was pressed over his left breast near the heart. The body was
quite warm when Dr. J. W. Hamilton and Dr. Andy Hall reached his side.
Zeigler-MIKE ROLLO, a miner about 30 years of age, was killed by a train at Zeigler last
Monday morning. About two o'clock an operator in the I. C. depot went to the shed for some
coal and says that he heard some moans coming from some person on he track north of the depot.
He believes that the young man had been hurt in attempting to catch a train which has passed
through about an hour previous to his hearing the moans. When asked Monday morning why he did
not investigate the source of the moans he stated that he concluded it was a drunk man, as
there had been such, and he did not feel justified in making any such investigations. The
young man killed seemed to have been cut up badly. His right leg was cut off as was also his
right arm and ugly lacerations were evident in his left side. The body had been dragged by
two trains when found. The train which is believed to have killed him was going south and when
the I. C. morning train went from Herrin to Christopher the engine caught the body where it
had been deposited by the former train and carried it to the depot where the gruesome discovery
was made by trainmen.
Friday, December 1st
THELMA PARKS, the one year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Howard PERKINS of Mitchellsville, died of
diphtheria at 8:45 p.m. Thanksgiving day. She had been ill for several days. A private
funeral was held today and interment was made at Butler cemetery. The infant of Mr. and Mrs.
Louie BUTLER was buried today at Butler cemetery.
MARION McDONALD, a Harrisburg miner, who died Monday at Hot Springs, Ark., will be buried
Sunday afternoon at Sunset Hill cemetery. His body arrived here Wednesday evening and was
taken to the home of his widowed daughter, Mrs. Helen Ledbetter at Dorrisville. Funeral
services will be conducted by Rev. A. Q. Bridwell at her home at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Ledbetter and her little child are the only surviving relatives in this county.
Frank Flick, Cecil Simpson, Julius Barger, Carl Butler, Earnest Parish and Amos Dunn
will act as pall bearers and the body will be laid to rest at sunset Hill cemetery.
MRS. CATHERINE ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON, well known resident of Brushy died at 11 o'clock Wednesday
night, following an attack of diabetes. She was seventy four years of age and is survived by
two daughters and five sons, twelve grandchildren and ___great grand children besides two
sisters, Mrs. J. Ganger and Mrs. Margaret Capeheart of Eldorado.
Funeral services were held Friday morning and the body was laid to rest at Sunset Hill
SARAH ANGELINE McDONALD, 61, a widow who has a large family and has lived in Dorrisville for
several years, died at 3 o'clock this morning, following an attack of pneumonia. She had been
ill for several days, but her condition did not become alarming until a few days before her
Funeral services will be held at West Ingram Hill church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
Rev. G. E. Slavens officiating and interment will be made at Ingram Hill cemetery.
Forty Four Deaths Investigated By Coroner Past Year: The deaths investigated during the past
twelve months were as follows: Dec. 26, VINCENT LUCAS, drowned; Dec. 27, BOONE WILSON,
murdered; Dec. 28, JAMES PATTERSON, murdered; Dec. 31, ______accidental; Jan. 5, WILL SCHUNEMAN,
accidental; Jan. 9, JOHN PINNELL, natural cause; Jan. 11, SAM MILLS, accidental; Jan. 21,
VIRGIL CLAYTON, accidental; Feb. 21, G. DAVENPORT, natural cause; Feb. 8, JAMES OTIS EDMONS,
accidental; Feb. 14, WALTER BAUGH, accidental; Feb. 21, WALTER THOMPSON, killed in self defense;
April 5, JOHN M. JONES, murdered; May 22, W. L. SPIRLING, murdered; May 17, JAMES WARFORD,
accidental, GEORGE W. SMITH, natural cause; July 25, AGNES PAVELONIS, accidental; July 28,
JAMES FRANK YOUNG, struck by lightning; July 31, ZACH MORRIS, suicide; Aug. 3, HOMER LANGFORD,
drowned; Aug. 16, KENNETH YARBROUGH, accidental; Aug. 27, ED SIRLES, suicide; Aug. 31, JOE
SARKSANAS, accidental; Sept. 6, MAY WATKINS, murdered; Sept. 11, CLAUDE GLASSCOCK, accidental;
Sept. 14, OLLIE MATTINGLY, accidental; Sept. 14, ANNABELLE COOK, accidental; Sept. 18 LEVI
DAVIS, accidental; Sept. 18, HUGH L. THOMPSON, murdered; Sept. 20, MATTHEW ORTON, natural
cause; Sept. 24, THEODORE BOGGES, accidental; Oct. 4, DAN GUGHENS, natural cause; Oct. 3,
WILLIAM MILLER, accidental; Oct. 7, ALFRED BRYANT, accidental; Oct. 17, MOODY BARNETT,
accidental; Oct. 19, ROSE ALICE BASINGER, accidental; Oct. 26, JAMES ARNOLD, murdered; Oct.
31, CHARLES CREASON, suicide; NOV. 12, BERTHA LEDFORD, natural cause; Nov. 15, _______Natural
cause; Nov. 29, DOUGLAS BEAN of Eldorado, accidental death.
Saturday, December 2nd
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Charles BURCH, who lived here several years ago, and who brought the
body of their son, CARL, back to this city for burial a few days ago, will be interested int
he following story which was taken from a newspaper in Gooding, Idaho, where they have been
living on a ranch.
"Carl, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burch of northwest of Gooding, died at 2
o'clock, Wednesday, November 24. He had been ill for approximately one year with diabetes and
though everything possible had been done for him the disease proved to be incurable. His
death, however, came as a shock to his many friends, as he had been up and around less than a
"Carl was born in Southern Illinois about seventeen years ago and came west with his
parents in 1918. Before his health began to fail he attended the Gooding high school and was
popular with all his classmates. He was also unusually active and interested in farm bureau
club work, particularly in the pig raising club and was ambitious to raise pure bred hogs.
"He was a member of the Christian church and was a lad of most excellent habits and
character. Throughout his illness, in spite of the fact that he realized there was but little
hope for recovery he was uncomplaining.
"His death came as a hard blow to his parents and brothers, as well as to his numerous
friends. Surviving are his parents and brothers, Frank, Charles and Hal.
"The family as been planning to move back to Harrisburg for some time. Mr. Burch has
accepted a position as foreman of a new coal mine and was expected to report for work there
this week. Carl's condition prevented his doing so."-Gooding Leader
Mr. and Mrs. Burch and their sons have a farm a few miles east of Marion and have been
in this city for a few days making preparations to move to the farm. They will live there and
Mr. Burch will assume his duties at the new coal mine in that locality, which is being promoted
by Joe Pierson, O. L. Turner, James Gray and several other local business men.
Personal Paragraphs: The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Merlin MARTIN of Dorrisville was buried today
at Sunset Hill cemetery. It died Friday afternoon.
News of Egypt: Thompsonville---The body of a dead female child was found in a coffee pot, near
the south county line, south of Thompsonville, by two boys, according to a story that has just
come to light. The boys, whose names are Kenneth and Noble Summers, were out hunting when the
body was found in an old coffee pot that had been thrown over the fence in a field south of the
public road, about twenty five feet south of the county line, on the Mark Stull place. The boys
told J. H. Badgley of their ghastly find and he went to the place and saw the body. It was
wrapped in a copy of a West Frankfort paper. On the order of the supervisor of Cave township
it was buried the next day. Coroner McCown of Williamson county was notified and on Saturday
morning of last week went to the place and secured a statement from Mr. Badgley. An inquest
has not yet been held. Suspicion as to the parentage is directed to a girl living in this
Monday, December 4th
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. Pearl Brown, widow of HIRAM BROWN, who was killed in the explosion
at Harco, left Monday with her two children, Mary Catherine and Hiram, Jr., for Cape Girardeau,
Mo., where they will live in future.
PINCKNEY GOSS, a Civil War veteran of Eldorado, died at his home there Saturday afternoon. He
is the father of eight children and the head of a family of ten, all of whom survive him. Mr.
Goss was 80 years of age.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock today at the Methodist church, followed by burial
in wolf Creek cemetery.
WILLIAM BURCH, a colored miner, residing in Muddy, died very suddenly Saturday night about 11
o'clock. He had been ill for some time, but was not bedfast and worked in the mines early
last week. Saturday he complained of feeling bad, but did not go to bed until the usual time
Saturday night and other members of the family awoke to hear him groaning, and soon after he
An inquest will be held Tuesday night to determine if possible the cause of his death,
which is believed to have been caused by stomach and bowel trouble. Burch was 43 years of age
and worked at Wasson mine No. 1.
His wife and some step-children and half sisters survive. Rev. Norton of Carrier Mills
will conduct the funeral service, which will be held at the home in Muddy at 2 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon. The following men will act as pall bearers, and interment will be made at Sunset
Hill cemetery; U. S. Wiley, Joe Palmer, Bud Nelson, Albert Gransberry and Fred Nelson.
Tuesday, December 5th
West Frankfort-George Green, 16, shot and killed his stepfather, CHARLEY PARKER, 44, at their
home near here Sunday morning when Parker attempted to whip the boy's younger brother, Earl.
After Parker had grabbed a broom and started whipping the younger brother, George walked
into the front room, secured a shotgun and upon returning to the kitchen, without a word, fired
at Parker, killing him almost instantly.
The story of the shooting was told officers by Mrs. Parker, wife of the dead man and
mother of the boy who did the shooting.
She said George got up and made a fire for her to get breakfast. The two boys went out
in the yard to crack nuts after the fire was made. After breakfast was ready, according to her
story, she called her husband and the boys. The boys were slow in coming in and Parker called
When they came in, she said, Parker asked them if their hands were washed and the smaller
boy answered in a way her husband did not like. Parker then told them that breakfast wound not
await them all morning and that he wanted them to come in and get ready. The smaller boy made
some remark according to the mother, and the husband started whipping him. It was then that
the older boy walked in and got the gun and killed his stepfather.
News of Egypt: Marion-HARRY KERLEY, the man who was shot in the wash house at Madison No. 12
mine Wednesday night, died in the Herrin hospital Friday after being unconscious for several
hours. The body was taken to his home at Madison No. 12, after which it was removed to
Simpson where burial was made Sunday. Kerley was a married man and leaves a widow and one
child. He was the son of Allen Kerley of Simpson. The two men held in the county jail on the
suspicion that they are the murderers of Kerley were ordered by Coroner William McCown to be
held until the completion of the inquest Saturday. Both men were taken to the hospital where
Kerley had an opportunity to identify them before his death but he was unable to do so. More
evidence was secured Saturday morning which it is thought will be sufficient for the coroner's
jury to hold the men now in jail. Kerley was fatally shot while dressing in the wash house at
Mine No. 12, after completing his shift as fireman at 11 o'clock. He had drawn his pay that
afternoon and had the money with him the time two masked men entered the building and shot him
after ordering him to put up his hands. The murderers left without taking the money.
Wednesday, December 6th
MRS. MARGARET FERRELL, wife of E. G. Ferrell of Carbondale, who is a relative of several Saline
county people, died at Carbondale early Wednesday morning. She was about forty years old and
had been in poor health for some time, her death resulting after a recent operation. Her body
will be taken to Equality for burial.
Among the relatives are her brothers, Charles Hine of this city, Will Hine of Havana,
Cuba, Luther Hine of Ashville, N. C., Robert Hine of Equality, and her sisters, Mrs. Essie
Jones of Eldorado and Miss Anna Hine of Louisville, Ky., Her father, B. F. Hine of Equality
Mrs. Ada Abney, one of the teachers at Harco school, and also one of the best known musicians
and teachers in the county, is suffering from blood poisoning which was caused from an
ulcerated tooth. Mrs. Abney was unable to attend the funeral of her mother, due to illness.
Thursday, December 7th
THOMAS ARCHIE CHAMBERS, 102 W. Park street, carpenter, farmer and miner, who has been ill for
several weeks, became afflicted with spinal meningitis last Friday and was in a state of coma
from that day until his death which occurred at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday. He was 55 years of age.
Mr. Chambers, who formerly lived on a farm at Saline Valley and was a member of the I. O.
O. F. lodge there, moved to Harrisburg about a year ago and has worked as a miner and
carpenter for the Saline Gas Coal Company for the past year. He is the father of seven
children, Donald, Ercel, Dora, Flora, Archie, Kenneth, Ralph and Everett, all of whom live in
Saline county and are well known and highly respected.
Besides the children he is survived by the widow and one sister, Mrs. Will Stevenson of
Raleigh and one brother, Walter W. Chambers of Bicknell, Ind.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock today, Rev. G. E. Slavens officiating and
interment was made in Ingram Hill cemetery.
Mrs. C. D. Williams went up to Grayville Thursday morning to attend the funeral of MRS. GEORGE
HILL of that city, an old friend, who was buried there Thursday afternoon.
The body of MRS. G. E. GRAVES, wife of the minister of that name, who formerly lived in Carrier
Mills was brought to Harrisburg Thursday from Brady, Tex., where she died Monday, December 4.
She was 32 years of age and died from a complication of diseases brought on by the flu.
Mrs. Graves had been in poor health for over a year. She and her husband had visited
almost every climate of the United States and consulted many famous doctors, but her recovery
was not effected. After spending some time in various hospitals open air treatment was
advised and she and Rev. Graves made a desert trip, camping in the open spaces in California
She was the only daughter of Mrs. Maggie Ingram of South Main St. Her father, E. B.
Ingram, died some time ago and was buried at Sunset Hill cemetery. She will be laid to rest
beside him there tomorrow. The funeral will be held at the grave at 2 o'clock.
Friday, December 8th
CLARA EVELYN, the little four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard RIEGEL of near Galatia,
died at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. She contracted bronchial pneumonia several weeks ago and
later developed brain fever, which is said to have caused her death.
Little Clara Evelyn was very dear to her relatives and friends and will be sadly missed
by them. She took a leading part in a children's day celebration last spring and will be
remembered by many, as the little fairy who led the children's parade.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at Union chapel church and
interment will be made at Mt. Moriah cemetery.
Saturday, December 9th
OBITUARY: CHARITY HAMILTON was born in Saline County, Ill., April 3, 1895, and died at her
home near Harco, Ill., Nov. 27, 1922.
She grew to womanhood at the home of her brothers where she received a common school
On January 17, 1879, she was united in marriage to Rev. R. T. Hamilton. To this union
was born four children, three sons and one daughter, two of whom survive her, W. E. Hamilton
and Mrs. Ada Abner of Harco, Ill.
Early in life she professed a hope of Christ in Harrisburg, Ill. After her marriage and
removal from Harrisburg, she transferred her membership to Cain Chapel M. E. Church where she
has held membership until God called her from this land.
Her life was a living testimony of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. She scattered a
religious influence in the home, the church and community in a way that made the Christian
religion a reality and convinced her associates that it pays to walk with God.
For three years and eleven months she was seriously afflicted, through this trying ordeal
she was patient and resigned to her lot. Her Christian fortitude was commendable and a living
testimony of the saving grace of God under trial.
She was a most devoted mother and a faithful wife, her home life was ideal. All through
her afflictions she often spoke of her faith in God and said to the family she was ready and
longing to meet her Savior and loved ones gone before.
She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, Rev. R. T. Hamilton, the children mentioned,
one brother, H. P. Dorris of Western Arkansas, a host of relation and true friends to mourn
her loss today.
Monday, December 11th
Mount Sterling, KY.-Within a few yards of the spot in Menifee county, where Prohibition Agent
ROBERT C. DUFF was shot to death by alleged moonshiners Saturday afternoon, DAVE TREADWAY, age
28, federal officer and member of a posse seeking the slayers of Duff, was shot from ambush
and fatally wounded Sunday afternoon.
Treadway was a member of a sheriff's posse which accompanied federal officers int he
After visiting the home of Jeff Ballard, the sheriff's posse proceeded to the mountains,
where they found a still.
The posse had destroyed 1,400 gallons of mash and were preparing to leave the scene of
the still. When they were fired upon from ambush, Treadway fell, with a bullet wound in his
neck. He was rushed to a hospital, but died later.
Immediately after the shots were fired the officers saw three men run from the bushes.
They trailed them until darkness prevented further search. The hunt will be continued tomorrow.
Treadway was 30 years old. He was carrying a machine gun when he was slain.
Investigation today showed that Duff's body had been stripped of badge, money, watch and
papers after he was slain. He was shot 10 times.
MRS. CALLIE KNIGHTON, 24, wife of G. C. Knighton, a lumberman died at the hospital here at 11
o'clock this morning, after being brought to this city, Saturday night from New Mexico, where
she and Mr. Knighton spent several months in hopes that she would recover from tuberculosis,
which caused her death.
Mrs. Knighton lived here before her marriage to Mr. Knighton and will be remembered as
Callie Carrier. She left here four years ago and made her home in Memphis a part of the time.
When she learned that she could not recover she asked her husband to bring her back to her old
home in Harrisburg. He did this and shortly after their arrival she passed away.
She was a member of the Methodist church and Rev. J. H. Davis, the Methodist minister
will conduct the funeral service which will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Gaskins
funeral home on West Poplar street. Interment will be made at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Personal Paragraphs: The INFANT of Mr. and Mrs. Leo FOWLER died Saturday and was buried
Sunday at Sunset Hill cemetery. Mrs. Fowler was formerly Miss Ramola Matthews and is a daughter
of Jose Matthews.
Mrs. Margaret Hixson received a telegram Monday announcing the death of her sister, Mrs. ADA
M. ROYSTON in St. Joseph, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hallock returned Friday from Bicknell, Ind., where they were called by the
sudden death of her brother. The news of his death was received by her friends here with much
Tuesday, December 12th
Wednesday, December 13th
The body of MISS NELLIE EWELL of Independence township, was taken from its grave in the Block
House cemetery near Rudement today, and was brought to Sunset Hill cemetery, near Harrisburg,
where it was again interred.
Miss Ewell died and was laid to rest Nov. 15, 1912. She was the daughter of John H.
Ewell, also deceased, and was buried today for the second time beside the grave of her brother,
Otto Ewell, who died and was buried here about one year ago.
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. Pearl Norman has returned from Dennison Ky., where she attended the
funeral of her uncle, JOHN F. WEBBER. He formerly lived in Galatia and is well known in Saline
county. The three months old CHILD of Mr. and Mrs. Bertram ABNEY, former residents of this
city, died at Mt. Vernon Tuesday and the body was expected to arrive here this afternoon for
burial. Mr. Abney is a relative of the well known family of that name here and Mrs. Abney is
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. R. Hine of this city and their many friends will be sorry to
hear that they lost their little one. Interment in Sunset Hill cemetery.
Thursday, December 14th
JUNE ROSE SPURLING, little six months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Spurling of Gaskins
City, died at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday night. She had been ill with stomach trouble for several
Rev. Hugh Roberts conducted the funeral service, which was held at the home at 2 o'clock
today, and interment was made in Sunset Hill cemetery.
Ex-sheriff R. S. WATKINS of Benton, who retired from office December 1, was ill for several
months before his term of office expired and his death occurred Saturday at his home near
Thompsonville. Tuberculosis is given as the cause of his death. He was very ill when removed
from the jail and it is said he grew steadily worse until his death.
The little baby which weighed only a pound and a half when born to Mr. and Mrs. Jean DURANT of
West Harrisburg about two weeks ago, is dead. It died Wednesday morning and was buried this
afternoon at two o'clock at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Friday, December 15th
Mr. J. F. SATTERLEE, one of the men injured in a speeder wreck near Cypress about ten days ago,
died at the Union hospital in West Frankfort Wednesday. The body was taken to his home in St.
Elmo., for burial.
Saturday, December 16th
Personal Paragraphs: The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Frank PEPPER of Ledford died Friday morning
and was buried Friday afternoon.
When Mrs. Hugh MORSE of Carrier Mills awoke at five o'clock this morning to feel for her baby
in bed with her and her husband, she reached out and touched the cold lifeless form of their
little two months old baby, WINONA LOUISE. The baby had died some time during the night.
Mrs. Morse was awake at midnight and when the coroner conducted his investigation this
morning she told about having fed the child at that hour. It was well and apparently in the
best of health. She and her husband were stricken with grief when they found the baby dead
this morning. Death from natural causes was the verdict returned by the jury.
The Morse family recently came to Carrier Mills from Eddyville and they left this
afternoon with the baby for their home. Funeral services and burial will take place there
Monday, December 18th
Pinckneyville-QUINN CHARLTON, ex-sheriff of Perry county who has been engaged in the real
estate business, was killed in front of the post office here Saturday night by Frank Stevenson,
44, a miner who is the father of five children.
Stevenson stabbed Charlton in the throat and the victim fell dead after walking about
fifteen feet. No motive has been established for the killing. Stevenson was held by the
coroner's jury on a charge of first degree murder and was removed to Murphysboro on account of
a fear of mob violence by the friends of the dead man.
Mount Olive-JOHN ZUPSIC of White City was instantly killed yesterday while out hunting rabbits.
He was using the stock of his gun to poke some rabbits out of a brush heap and the trigger is
believed to have caught on a twig. The contents of the gun lodged in his head and he was
HELEN, the little two months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert DALTON of Wilmoth addition,
died of pneumonia at 8:30 o'clock this morning after being ill for several days. The body was
taken to their old home at Tunnell Hill Monday evening and will be buried there Wednesday.
After being ill for several days with diabetes, from which he had suffered attacks for several
years, BAXTER WILMOTH, prosperous and well known farmer, died at 5;30 o'clock Saturday night.
He died at the beautiful country home of the Wilmoth family, in what is known as Wilmoth
addition, about one mile north of town.
Mr. Wilmoth was sixty eight years old. He lived near this city for many years and had a
reputation for thrift and progressiveness and with Mrs. Wilmoth reared a large family of boys
and girls, nearly all of whom live in or near Harrisburg.
His wife and the following children survive, besides one sister, who is in California;
Mrs. Myrtle Guard, Baker Wilmoth, Willie Wilmoth, Joe Wilmoth, Floyd Wilmoth, Oma Miller, Zina
Ervin of this city and Lina Struple and Pearl Jarvis of Frankfort, Indiana.
Rev. J. H. Davis, the Methodist minister, will conduct the funeral which will be held at
2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home, followed by burial at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Tuesday, December 19th
The body of WILLIAM CRABB, 43, a farmer who died near Rudement at 8 p.m. Friday night, was
taken to Asbell cemetery in Pope county Saturday for burial. He died of pneumonia and is
survived by a large family.
Personal Paragraphs: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hayes, Raymond Greer, and Mrs. Lawrence Bolerjack
went to Norris City Tuesday morning to attend the funeral of MRS. ROY GLINES. They are all
relatives of Mrs. Glines by marriage and she has visited them frequently here. GRACE SWAIN,
the little ten days old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Swain, died at their home in Harco
Sunday night. The infant suffered from liver trouble, which caused its death. Funeral services
and burial took place Monday at Brushy cemetery.
Wednesday, December 20th
When Henry Harris attempted to hold up Bert Brooks of Shawneetown in Eldorado last night, he got
hold of the wrong man and once again Harris is "in bad" with the law. But according to
newspaper clippings found on his person, this is not Harris' first trip behind the bars. He
was recently released at Terre Haute, Ind., where he had been held with two other men in
connection with the murder of a woman of that city. Harris drifted down this way, evidently
going to ply his vocation as a "stickup" man on the coal miners. He met Bert Brooks of
Shawneetown on the L. & N. depot platform in that city last night about nine o'clock. Brooks
is blind in one eye and has only about 15 percent vision in the right eye. Harris wanted
Brooks to go in with him and purchase a half pint of white mule. But Brooks is not a drinking
man. He has a wife and two children at Shawneetown and told the stranger so. He was then
invited to take a walk, which he reluctantly did. When about a block south of the depot, away
from a light, Harris put something Brooks' side and said: "Put 'em up or I'll hurt you."
Brooks did not throw up his hands bur instead he knocked Harris' hands from his breast. Then
a scuffle ensued. Brooks managed to get a small pocket knife out opened it and began working
on his opponent. Harris was on top of Brooks, who had been knocked down, and Brooks slashed
Harris frightfully in the leg and also in the left part of the throat.
Both men were taken to the city jail in Eldorado, where Harris had his wounds dressed.
He was badly cut, but it is not believed fatally. After he reached the county jail he was
searched and all his holdings taken by the officers and turned over to State's Attorney Chas.
H. Thompson. News paper clippings reveal Harris' real identity. He is an associate of
criminals and most likely one himself. He was one of three men held in the Vigo county jail
at Terre haute on a charge of murdering ELLA TERRELL, a west end character of that city, whose
body was found in a river near there on December 3rd last. One of the three men was a former
Harrisburg character, Jesse Duchanoy, who with George LaMar held up a craps game in the east
end here a few years ago. LaMar was given 20 years in the state penitentiary, but Duchanoy
was released. Harris was released by the Vigo county authorities, another man, George
Greenwood, was released on a bond of $3,000, but Duchanoy was held for the murder of the
Terrell woman without bail.
Harris is a vicious looking fellow and will be watched closely by the jail authorities.
Brooks was still here this afternoon, but will be permitted to return to his home in
Shawneetown. He has an injured head and two bruised hands as a result of his unpleasant
experience in Eldorado.
Personal Paragraphs: Mr. and Mrs. Otis Dixon were called to Mt. Vernon, Ind., today by the
death of the formers brother, JOHN DIXON. Deceased was about 63 years old and was a highly
respected citizen of that community.
Thursday, December 21st
Henry Harris, hold-up man, who tackled the wrong man in Eldorado Tuesday night, receiving
dangerous knife cuts at the hands of his intended victim, Bert Brooks, a blind man of
Shawneetown, is suffering intensely from those ugly wounds.
Harris is in the county jail and will be held to await action by the grand jury.
State's Attorney Thompson is very much interested in Harris and will make a thorough
investigation of the man before the grand jury meets. He is going to get in touch with the
authorities at Terre haute and ascertain all he can relative to the man. As told in this paper
yesterday, Harris was one of the three men arrested in that Indiana city recently following the
discovery of the dead body of ELLA FERRELL, a female character of the red light district of
Terre haute. The body of the woman was found in a creek near that city and Harris, George
Greenwood and Jesse Duchanow were arrested in connection with the murder. Harris was released
after an investigation. Duchanow was held without bail and Greenwood was permitted to furnish
bond in the sum of $3,000. This shows the character of Harris and the local officials will not
be hasty in his case. If nothing further develops he will be indicted here by the next grand
jury on the attempted hold-up charge, which will then be pushed with all vigor. That he is a
dangerous character is the belief of the local officials.
Brooks, the Shawneetown victim of the hold-up, who cut his man almost to pieces, was
permitted to return to his home yesterday afternoon by State's Attorney Thompson. Brooks
promised to be here when called to testify against Harris. The Gallatin county man left here
with a smile on his face, because he had just escaped some serious trouble. Harris tried to
make it appear that Brooks was the man who tried the hold-up game, but the latter's statement
to every official was too straightforward and bore too much sincerity to be disbelieved. He
stated before leaving here yesterday that this would be one Christmas he would enjoy in the
presence of his family in Shawneetown.
Friday, December 22nd
BERT HEREFORD, of Eldorado, who was sent to the state asylum at Anna several months ago, is
dead. His body was sent to Eldorado Thursday from Anna. He was about forty years of age and
has several brothers in Eldorado.
Saturday, December 23rd
Benton-W. W. McFALL, president of the First National Bank and founder of the McFall hardware
Company and one of Benton's wealthiest and most influential business men, died in a hospital
at Glendale, Calif., last night. He was 73 years old.
Personal Paragraphs: WILL CHARLES LEE STEPHENSON, the ten days old baby of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Stephenson of near Wasson, died without medical attention Tuesday night and an inquest
was held Wednesday. The verdict was that death was due to natural causes unknown to the
cemetery (?). the baby was buried in the Stephenson family cemetery.
Tuesday, December 26th
BETTY JANE UPTON, an aged woman who was sent to the poor farm by the county board last week on
request of her brother, Earnest Harris, died at six o'clock this morning there. General
debility and old age caused her death. She was past sixty years old and had been married four
times. All of her husbands are dead.
She was too feeble to walk when taken to the poor farm and had not had the attention of
a doctor when she died, so an inquest will have to be held. Funeral arrangements will not be
made until her two brothers, both of whom reside in Saline county are heard from.
HENRY COFFEE, a well known citizen of Raleigh, who made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Dave Odle,
died very suddenly at two o'clock Sunday morning and was buried Monday afternoon in the Masonic
Mr. Coffey was up town Saturday, got a shave and was apparently in good health. He was
seized with paralysis of the brain. Rev. F. J. Weir of Carrier Mills preached the funeral
sermon in the Raleigh Baptist church, the funeral being attended by many friends of the deceased.
The death of cousins at Gaskins City, brought sadness to the homes of both Fred and Henry Hicks
and their families and friends. Both of the cousins were less than two years of age.
JAMES C. HICK, the one year son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hicks, died at 7:00 o'clock Friday evening.
He had been ill with bronchial pneumonia, which is supposed to have caused his death.
RUBY LAVERNE, the eleven months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry HICKS, also of Gaskins City,
died morning. Membranous croup is said to have caused her death.
The boy's body was taken to Hardin county Saturday to the home of a relative and Sunday
the little girl was also taken there. A double funeral, followed by burial at Lavender cemetery
was held Sunday.
Herrin---Celebrating Christmas by getting drunk on "white mule" led to three fights, which
resulted in three men being killed near this city. One of the dead men is an Italian, the
other two are Negroes.
The Italian was shot and killed by another Italian in a fight here this morning and Melvin Bush,
a Negro miner, residing at DuQuoin went to Madison Mine No. 9 near Colp this morning to "get
even" with Charles Baker, a Negro marshal who is reported to have beaten Bush up when he was
drunk on Thanksgiving day.
Bush hunted Baker up and shot him three times. After he was shot the third time Baker raised
up and shot Bush. Both died soon after the shooting.
Carrier Mills-Rev. F. J. Weir of the First Baptist church officiated at the funeral of HENRY
COFFEE in Raleigh Monday afternoon.
Personal Paragraphs: Monday's Globe Democrat contained an account of the death of MRS. EDITH
ACUFF, a teacher who formerly was in this city and is well known here. Mrs. Acuff's home was
in Shawneetown and she was the dearly beloved teacher of many of the young men and women of
OBITUARY; The death angel has again visited our home and taken our beloved darling, RUBY
LAVERNE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. HICKS of Gaskins City. She was born Dec. 29, 1921,
and departed this life Dec. 23, 1922, being 11 months and 24 days old.
Dear little Ruthy was the pride and joy of the home, being the only daughter. She leaves
to mourn her death besides her fond parents two brothers, Carlos, aged eight, and Harvey, aged
five, who loved her dearly.
Our precious darling suffered much in her last days but she bore her suffering with patience.
Although we shall miss her very much our loss is her eternal gain. She cannot come back to us
but we can go to her if we only live as God would have us to.
Card of Thanks: we wish to express our thanks to our friends for the kind words of sympathy
and the floral offerings they gave during the illness and death of our husband and father,
BAXTER B. WILMOTH. May God Bless you and yours is our prayer-Anna Wilmoth and children.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Purvis, an aged couple residing on W. church street have been disabled
for their regular work of making a living and keeping house for some time and last night, MRS.
PURVIS died. She had a nervous breakdown about a year ago and never recovered. The family has
been in hard luck for about two years and Mr. Purvis is bedfast at present.
Mrs. Purvis, who was 73 years old, was born in England and has several children living there
now. She and Mr. Purvis were married fifty-six years ago in England.
Surviving are five sons and three daughters besides the aged husband.
The children are Jane Purvis, James, George and William Purvis in England, Richard Purvis of
Harrisburg, Mrs. Sam Jones of Gaskins City and Mrs. James McMillian of Canada.
Rev. W. A. Bodell conducted the funeral, which was held at the home Sunday afternoon at two
o'clock. Burial at Sunset Hill cemetery.
Wednesday, December 27th
MRS. MARTHA PURVIS, wife of John Purvis, on West Church street, who died Saturday morning was
buried Sunday. Mrs. Purvis, who was 73 years old, requested that her body be not embalmed and
this request was granted.
The family came from England several years ago and is well known here in their adopted
home. She and Mr. Purvis both were sick for several months. Mr. Purvis and the following
children survive: Jane Purvis, James, George and William Purvis in England, Richard Purvis
and Mrs. Margaret McKinney of Harrisburg, Mrs. Sam Jones of Gaskins City, and Mrs. James
McMilliam of Canada.
Personal Paragraphs: MRS. BETTY JANE UPTON, inmate of the county farm, who died early Tuesday
morning, was buried at Sunset Hill early this afternoon. No burial service was held. The body
was taken from the undertaking parlor to Sunset Hill and interred in the pauper section there.
J. E. Russell departed Tuesday for Pittsburg, Pa., to attend the funeral of one of his
father's sisters, MRS. MAGGIE McCOY. He received the sad news of her death Christmas day.
Thursday, December 28th
CHARLES BURKS of Eldorado, former newspaper and railroad man, died at his home in that city
last night, following an ailment with appendicitis. He permitted the malady to linger too
long before being operated on, we were informed, and death came after a bursting of the
Mr. Burks was for many years in the newspaper business and later was connected with the
interurban line as Eldorado agent and as auditor. At the time of his death, he was interested
in the spar mines of Hardin county.
Personal Paragraphs: MARGARET L. WHITE, little four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
White, who live on East Homer street, died at midnight last night, after being ill for several
days with pneumonia. The body will be taken to Gallatin cemetery near Equality, for burial
Coroner L. McCormack will hold an inquest at the Co-Operative Undertaking parlor at 6 o'clock
tonight to inquire into the circumstances of the death of MRS. BETTY JANE UPTON, who died at
the county poor farm Tuesday morning. Coroner McCormack has been ill for a few days but
expected to be able to officiate at the inquest tonight.
Friday, December 29th
MRS. SIRENA BEARD, the oldest woman in Jackson county, died Tuesday at the home of a relative
in Grand Tower. She had just recently celebrated her 103rd birthday anniversary, and was
unquestionably one of the oldest women in the state.
Mr. H. S. PARSONS, father of Mrs. A. M. Hetherington of this city, died Christmas day in
California and his body will be buried Sunday afternoon at Carmi. Mr. and Mrs. Hetherington
and children will go to Carmi Saturday night to attend the funeral Sunday.
Mr. Parsons was well known in Southern Illinois and has several friends in this city, who will
be sorry to hear of his death. He is a relative of Frank Leathers of Carmi, to whose home the
body will be taken upon its arrival there.
Mr. W. P. PEMBERTON, known more familiarly to his friends as "Park" Pemberton, died at
Mattoon yesterday and the body is to be brought back to Saline county for burial.
Mr. Pemberton was well and favorably known throughout the county and has served the people in
various public offices. His funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at the Lebanon cemetery.
Deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge, holding membership at Galatia, and that lodge
will have charge of the funeral. Friends of the family are invited to be present at the
Death, sorrow and heartache is the pathetic sequel to a joyous Christmas spent in two Orient
homes, which are now shrouded in grief and despair, says the West Frankfort American.
Two little girls, the flowers of their respective homes, whose merry laughter rent the Christmas
morning air, and whose happy smile filled each home with sunshine and joy, answered the death
angel's call in a most horrible manner.
The bodies of little OPAL MAY McMURTRY, aged 11 years, an American child, and BRUNA REBEHI,
aged 9 year, an Italian girl, were dragged from beneath the ice in Middle Fork creek about one
half mile from Orient Tuesday evening about 6:30 o'clock. After the bodies of the two girls
had been recovered they were removed to an undertaking room, where the coroner held the inquest.
There in the chapel rooms of the undertaking parlors heart-broken relatives and members of the
searching party told their sorrowful story of the finding of the little girls.
OPAL MAY McMURTRY, the older of the two girls, had been making her home with her sister, Mrs.
Nick Tomassevich of Orient, where she had been attending school. She was the youngest child of
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse McMurtry, living near Johnston City. On account of the parents' living so
far from school the little girl was staying with her sister and going to school at Orient.
Between sobs the sister, Mrs. Tomasevich, told how they had all enjoyed a Christmas dinner at
her home on Monday. The father and mother of little Opal were there. After dinner, she said,
the little Italian girl, Opal's friend, came to the house, and they played around a short while
but the day being nice and warm she said the two girls left the yard and wandered off down the
street in the direction of the little Italian girl's home. Nothing was thought of this, the
sister said, as the two girls were together nearly all the time. They had not yet returned
when Mr. and Mrs. McMurtry started to go home. Nick Tomasevich, husband of the sister, went
to the home of the Italian girl and inquired if the girls had been there. The mother of the
Italian girl said she had seen nothing of them.
Nothing was thought of this, they said, as the girls had a number of little girl friends whom
they visited quite often. Nick returned home, and the parents said they would have to be
going, so they were taken by their son-in-law back to their home near Johnston City. It was
said the little girl very often stayed all night with some of the neighbor girls, so they were
very little alarmed at her absence.
When the home of the parents was reached the father was more or less worried about his daughter
and decided to come back to Orient with his son-in-law and see if Opal had come home.
An effort was made that night to locate the girls, but no trace of them could be found.
Tuesday morning when they failed to show up a search was started in earnest. A searching party
was formed, and all the surrounding country was searched.
Some little children said they had seen the girls the evening before going in the direction of
the creek. The party made their way to the creek, and there on the east side of the bridge
about 50 yards up the creek, they discovered tracks that led them to believe that perhaps the
girls might have broken through the ice, which was at that time said to be about an inch thick.
Hooks and ropes were secured, and a search was made around an old log where it was thought the
girls might have been playing.
When all dragging around the log proved unsuccessful, attention was called to a broken place
in the ice a short distance from the log. The rope was thrown in the hole, and when it was
pulled to the top the body of little BRUNA REBICHI was seen dangling to the hook. Several more
casts were made before the body of the little McMURTRY girl was found.
Rev. E. R. Steagall, pastor of the McKinley Avenue Baptist church officiated this morning at
the funeral of little MARGARET WHITE, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles White, who died
early Thursday morning, at their home on East Homer Street.
The body was taken to Equality this morning and from there to the Level Hill cemetery, where
interment was made. The following relatives accompanied the grief stricken parents on their
sad mission: Mr. and Mrs. John McCue of St. Louis, Mrs. Frances Garner of Benton, Mr. and
Mrs. R. W. Rankin of this city, Ray McCue, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. McCue and little Helen and Ruth
News of Egypt: Colp-CHARLES BAKER, village marshal of Colp and BELVIN BUSH, both colored,
died in the Herrin Hospital Sunday night as a result of a pistol duel at Colp about 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Baker died at midnight and Bush died thirty minutes later.
Marion---ALONZO ARDELL LINDSEY, fifteen year old son of Mrs. Francis Powell of 906 South Market
street, was accidentally shot and killed by Charles Leeper, another boy, as they were hunting
on the Oglesby farm, three miles south of Marion Monday forenoon.
Johnston City---ERNEST HERZOG was shot and killed Sunday night by L. H. Johnson, night watchman
at Johnston City. It is said Johnson was making his rounds when he saw Herzog standing in a
fence corner. He ordered Herzog to move on when the latter rushed at Johnson with an iron bar.
Johnson then fired, the bullet striking Herzog and Killing him instantly. Johnson was arrested
and brought to Marion, where he was placed in jail to wait further investigation. Coroner
McCown held an inquest Sunday.
Carmi---Charles Forrester, formerly of Norris City, was arrested by Sheriff Oscar W. Phillips
late Tuesday afternoon, while in Norris City, having been called there because of the serious
illness and death of his stepfather, LEONARD EDWARDS. The reason for the arrest of Forrester
is that in 1913 it is stated he forged a check for $285, signing the name of his stepfather,
Leonard Edwards making same on he Omaha, Ill., bank. He cashed this check at Harrisburg, Ill.
The sheriff of Saline county was informed that Forrester was in Norris City, they having been
unable to find him before this time, and he telegraphed the First National Bank of Norris City
to have Forrester placed under arrest.
Saturday, December 30th
Personal Paragraphs: Mrs. Ada Aaron, Mrs. W. R. Jackson and Mrs. J. P. Dorris went up to Carmi
Saturday morning to attend the funeral of H. S. PARSONS, a former resident of this city, who
died in California and will be buried Sunday at Carmi.