Saline County Obits, part 2

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 action.
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 county jail.
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 9:00 o'clock.
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 Ledford cemetery.

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.
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 mourn her.
Funeral was conducted at the tabernacle in Ledford July 4, by Rev. N. C. Henderson of Carrier Mills.

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 fact.
"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 cemetery.

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 escaped.

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 made.

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 to Henderson.
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 time.
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 this city.

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 for murder.

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 of paralysis.
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 Ridgway.
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 Elks lodge.

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 hours later. 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 today.

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 several years.
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 of Benton.

Wednesday, July19th

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 cemetery.
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 sorrow."

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 and equipment.
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 of $200.
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 done.
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 for burial.

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 o'clock)
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 here today.
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 found.
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 partially removed.
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 from.
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 Mrs. Rector.
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 cemetery.

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 for burial.

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 and family.

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 cancer.
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 brother.
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 eighteen months.
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 Harrisburg.
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 Grandmother.

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 cemetery.

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 mental troubles.
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 funeral.
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 relatives there.
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 labors.
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 Times

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 shooting.
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 is held.
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 Parlor.
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 corn field.
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 resting place
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 accident. 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 serious injury.
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 distance."-Lizzie Rice
"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 Mitchel
"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 Winkleman

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 Bert Grace.
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 indicted.
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 cemetery.

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 typhoid.
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 untimely death.

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 expected.

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 off.
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 noon. 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 uninjured.
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 lived here.

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 playmate.
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 Carmi.
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 survives.
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 deeply deplored.
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 Hill cemetery.

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 explosion.
The other two men killed were miners and were engaged in opening the rooms in the new works.
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 Menard.

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 Thompsonville.

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 drowned.

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 of rock.

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 amputated.

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 trouble.
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 attended.

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 Lawrenceville.
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 today.

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 Saturday.

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 instantly.

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 collapse.
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 suffering.
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 end came.

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 next April.
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 Colp.

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 self defense.
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 occurred.

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 last week.
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 place tomorrow.

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 friends.
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 to go.
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 county.

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 car.

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 Liberty cemetery.

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 tears.
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 gave it.
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 mine.
"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 Hill cemetery.

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 home.
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 the officers.

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 beggar.

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' illness.
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 last night.
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 cemetery.

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 bereavement.

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 that place.
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 Danville Thursday.

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.

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 cemetery.

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 death.
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 week ago. "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 county.

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 died.
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 to them.
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 also survives.
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 and Texas.
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 education.
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 search.
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 regret.

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 days.
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 tomorrow.

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 instantly killed.

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 cemetery.
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 this section.

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 appendix.
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 Friday.

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 funeral.

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 White

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.

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