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"T Tfl''-' . ¦¦¦ ¦;,**;* "-T:**"? A^K'-' Tne Most Satisfactorg Newspaper With the Largest Circulation in Clag Countg The Southern Illinois Record — ——^— > A Good Newspaper is a Power in the Home. School, State and Nation VOLUME V. FLORA, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, MAY 24. 1917 NUMBER 35 I REGISTRATION DAY JUNE 5 Information For Persons to Be Registered f^^^ LoulsvlUe, III., May 21, 1917. \ In accordance with the President's ' proclamation all male citizens of Clay County, 111., who have attained the age of 21 years and who are not more than 31 years of age, must reg- I Istsr at the voting precincts where I they reside, on Tuesday, June 5, 1917, between the hours of 7 o'clock, a, ra., and 9 o'clock, p,m,, of said day, '' Persons unable by sickness to at- f tend and register in person must ob¬ tain a registration card from the county clerk, and register. Cards will not be mailed to any one—they '¦ must be secured In person or by a [ friend. Persons absent from their voting precincts may register at the otlice of the county clerk In any county they happen to be In by appearing In person and making ap'pUcatlon, The clerk will till out the registra-I tlon card and mall It to the registrar or sheriff In the home county. If registration certificate Is desired en¬ close stamped addressed envelope. '' All registration cards must be mailed so they win reach the registrar or sheriff on or before the day of regis¬ tration. It Is your business to see that you are registered, not the business of the registrars. It Is not a matter of your choice but an order of the Federal Government, and for failure to obey you are liable to Immediate arrest and conflnement In a Federal prison, 1 have appointed, in accordance with the law governing me In this case, the following registrars for thlscoun¬ ty: Xenla—M. R. Traylor, S. .I.Presley, Songer—Doug, Middleton, Ray Howard, Oskaloosa—W. C. Cantrell, Harry Leach. Larkinsburg—Omer Jones, J. VV- Vickrey. Harter No. 1—Jas, McGregor, C, E, Smith. Harter No, 2-A. L, Gibson, W. F. Chaney, LoulsvlUe No, 1—S, H, Krutsinger, C, S, Erwin, Loulsvliie No, 2—W, H, Dillman, Roy L, Seright, Blalr—Elmer Harper, Vlrgll Van¬ dyke, Stanford—Charles Crickman, C, C, Clark. Hoosler—Isom Tolllver, Vern Bryant. Bible Grove—S. S. Ilardln, Philan¬ der Gould, Clay City—Arch Hunley, Jr,, D, C, Neely. Pixley No. 1—Lyle Coggan, Russell Levitt. Pixley No, 2—John Gharst, Henry Gerklng. Edward Cooswell, Sherltr of Clay County, 111. throwing tin cans, garbage, old Iron, bricks, bo.\es, limbs from trees or waste of any kind on the public high¬ ways or In the drains Is In violation of law. Therefore, all persons, firms and corporations, are hereby warned that anyone violating this law or per¬ mitting the same to be done will be prosecuted promptly, C. W, McVbish, Commissioner. How the Metropolis Was Saved History credits a tlock of geese with having saved Rome from a nlglil at¬ tack and probable destruction by bar¬ barian hordes; but It was Mrs, Susie Murvin, of the LoulsvlUe Hotel, who probably saved Clay County's metrop¬ olis from destruction, or at least from a disastrous Hre, early lasl Monday morning. She was awakened In the night by soundsof breaking glass, and believing prowling dogs or thieving cats were disturbing the fruit-jars in hersmoke house, she arose from lier lied and stepped oulslde just in lime to dls cover the flames licking the rear win¬ dow casings on the second tloor of the Clifton Bldg. across the way. She at once arou,sed her husband and public alarm was given, with the result that the fire was subdued by volunteer citizens before It was able to break thro' the closetl doors of the Steely and Erwin ottices situated at tlie front of tha building. Had Mrs. Murvin been tlve minutes later looking after her fruit jars the fire would have had Mme to have eaten through the doors, and have opened a draft, and the west side of the Court Hou.se square at thecounty seat would today have been In ashes, Mr, Clifton's loss will exceed *15(Kl, while the loss to Messrs, Steely and Erwin In damaged papers and oftice fixtures Is considerable. Former Governor J, Frank Hanly, of Indiana, will spei;k In lsl M, E. church, Wednesday. May SOth, 7:30 I p. 111. under the auspices of the Fly¬ ing Squadron Foundation. Governor Raniy was the Executive Chairman of the Flying Squadron of America In their nation-wide cam¬ paign for National Prohibition , and he is now at the head of the Flyng Squadron Foundation, as that cam¬ paign closed at Atlantic City, June 6th, after having appeared in more than 160 cities, visiting every state in the union and traveling more than 65,000 milea. The people of this city are very fortunate. Indeed, to have the opportunity of hearing one of the greatest orators and most en¬ thusiastic temperance workers In this country. Governor Hanly is one of the few men who laid aside poUtical ambi¬ tions to flght the greatest evil that confronts yhe American people to¬ day, "The American Saloon." The meeting to be held In Flora, III,, is open to the public, and admis¬ sion is free. A very large attendance is anticipated by the committee In charge. Important Notice Public notice Is hereby given to all persons, tirms and corporations that H.'-S. T. H. S. Commencement The Baccalaureate services will be held In the Chri-stlan Church, May 27, at 7:,30 p, m. The sermon will he preached by Rev, Pearson of the V. B. churcn. On Thursday, May 31 al the opera House, the Senior class will give the class play, "Hunker's Cor¬ ners," The selling of the play Is a grocery store In a small country town. Many uiiiiiue and interesting cliar¬ acters will be portrayed. In con¬ nection with the play tbe regular class niglil e.xerclses will be held. Seals for the play will be on sale at Throgmorton's Monday, 28lli. Friday, June 1, at the High School auditorium, will be held ths annual coniraencemenl exercises. The address will be given liy Congressman T. S, Williams, who needs no Introduction to tills community. Glendale Hotel Burned The Glendale Hotel at Sailor Springs and Its contents were entirely destroyed by Hre Saturday morning entailing a loss estimated at $25,iMI covered by about *17.(KX1 Insurance, The fire was discovered about two o'clock by Hr, Hilts but had made such headway nothing could be done, Mr, Hilts announces that he will re build at once. Optlmlitio Thought. Injury furu-lven Is better than an In¬ jury lev. I' ¦!. S- , Holy Smoke! "That screen wire has rusted out again last winter." Yes, how many times do we know this ex¬ pression is made every spring. The remedy— Bug Genuine Pearl Wire Cloth As near rust proof as metal can be made. (Will last 5 years.) DON'T BE MISLED. There is only one PEARL CLOTH, (you can identify it by "2 copper wires in the selvage") Pearl is THK BKSTUiiiKINii SfBEEN THE BEST WEAKIXH SCHEEX CI.E,VX AMI EASY To KEEl'CLEAN EA.siEST UN THE EVEs CHEAPEST IN THE LdNli UIN Sold only by Bowman's Hardware Store Flora, Illinois BOTH PH0Nf:S FREE DELIVERY LOUISVILLE, Editor E, B, Gorrell spent a few days last week with his friend, C, S. Erwin, and family,at Sunnyside Farm, Perry Lewellen of Neoga visited a few days last week with his sister, Mrs. Oral Cochran. Mrs. S. If. Moore spent the first of the week with Miss Margaret Scott In Albion. Mrs. Frank Cambron and little daughter Hope of Terre Haute, are visiting relatives here. Colonel Randolpli Smith was In town Monday. The special meeling of liie board of supervisors, whicli was called fur Monday of lasl week, had lo be post¬ poned until Monday of this week. A special, meeting call liaslo lie sign¬ ed by two-thirds of the members and the necessary number of names was not obtained In time to have the meeting Monday of last week. Miss Maude Gritlln Is employed at the D, W. cafe. Thursday of this week Is Clean-up day for LoulsvlUe. Mr. and Mrs. Will Cantrell and children and J. W. Sinllli of near lula vislled Mr. and Mrs. Edward McCon¬ nel Monday, Frank Farrel went to Ingraham Tuesday, Mrs. Lou Fulton of Champaign, Is visiting hersister, Mrs. Mary Richard¬ son, Harry Viskniskkl of Clay City was In town Monday, Mr, and Mrs, Edward McConnell al¬ tended at the United Presbyterian cliurch, and took dinner witii Mr, and Mrs, Therls Sefion, Sunday, S. W, Hudelson came to Louisville Saturday to drive out a new car fur his father-in-law, William Krutsinger, near Oskaloosa. H, L. Smllh visited home folks Saturday, Fred Morgan left Monday for Miami, Okla. C, S, Erwin is now the owner of an Overland car. Misses Hallle Stanford and Mollie Cox entertained llielr girl friends lasl Thursday evening atthe home of .Mr. and Mrs," T, S. Williams, The LoulsvlUe High School play, Thursday evening. I. N. Stanford made a husiness trip to Ciiicago last week, Mr. and Mrs, C. S, Erwin and sons motored lo Flora Saturday evening. The Loulsvliie public schools close this week. Mr. and Mrs. T, S. WlMlams are ex¬ pected home the first of June, Ulysses Kincaid has purchased a new j Vict rol la, I Mrs. Jennie Harris and children j spent Friday and Saturday In Floru, j About ten minutes past two o'clock last Saturday morning the Glendale hotel at Sailor Springs was discovered to be on Hre, The citl/.ens of the town did all they could to sutxlue the flames, and telephoned near-by towns for aid. Quite a number of .people from Loulsvliie wentover In automo¬ biles, but llic Hre was under tixi great lieadw ay to save the building and con¬ tents when they arrived. Vour cor- respuiident Is Informed that the building andcoiilenis were only par¬ tially covered by Insurance, and that the owner, C. E. Hilts, lia.s sufTered great loss. The loss Is not only on Mr. Hilts, for il Is a great loss to Sailor Springs and the surrounding country, II is not known at present wliether the hotel win lie rebuilt or not, but ll Is hoped by everybody that a new and uiodern liolcl will bc erected on the Springs ground. It is a singular coincidence that the flre In tills city was discovered al the same hour and iiiliiute, the following Mon¬ day morning. On >ftnday morning. May 21st, a few minutes after 2 o'clock, flre was discovered In the west rooms ot the Clifton building, ' The alarm was given hy John Mur¬ vin, proprietor of the Louisville Hotel, and within a very short tlmo the fire fighters were there 'vith their equipment for putting out flres. But for the heroic work done by those who managed the hose, and other¬ wise assisted in subduing the flames, the entire block on the west side of the court house square would no doubt have been consumed. However, a great deal of damage was done the building by the flre, and those occupying rooms in the building suffered heavy damages by the water used in putting the flre out, Holaday Bros, grocery store and the W, L, Davis barber snop. on the lower floor, and Dr. B, F.Steele and the Urwlu abstract offices, on the upper floor, all received damage* by water. The origin of the flre Is not known. However, It is the universal opinion of the citizens of the town that some parties were In the unoccupied rooms for some unlawful purpose and drop¬ ped a lighted cigar or match in a roiini used for a coal bin, among the pulverized coal and tiash where it burned slowly until it reached some pine boxes and exceisor, when the blaze at once reached the partitions and walls. Much credit is due to the people who helped to subdue the flniiies. tiut the lack of organization was plainly seen at the heglnning, and to avoid any future delay In flghtlng flres, a meeting was called Monday night for the purpose of organizing a flre de¬ partment. Proclamation Whereas, Tiie President of tlie Uni¬ ted States and the Governor of tlm Stale of Illinois have designated the thirtieth day of .May as a legal holiday in wlilch to do honor to our soldier dead and id oilier friends who have crossed over to the Great Beyond, I, George J, Prioe, Mayor of liie city of Flora, deem It proper and right tliat tills day be lltlliigly ohserved. To this end therefore I Iiereby declare Wed¬ nesilay, Hie llilrllelh day of May, a legal holiday in Flora and rei|uesl that In so far as may be, all bur citi¬ zens suspend tbelr usual avocations from the liours of 12 noon until 4 p, m, on that day, that all business liou.ses be closed between those liours, and that all who can, will repair lo the cemetery to .scatter flowers over the graves of our loved ones and attend other appropriate exercises, Gko, j, Phick, June Sth Registration Day June .'lib has been designated by President Wilsun as register day. All males wltliin the limit age for mili¬ tary service will be required to regis¬ ter on that day, al the usual voting places in their respective communi¬ ties. Sheriff Cogswell has supervision for this county and announces the re¬ quirements In all the county p;ipers. Memorial Day Procrom May 30 2:3o p. m. Assemble al City Park, Music, Chaney's Band, March to Elmood cemetery Address Decorating soldiers' graves ":.30 p. m. Service al M. E. church Patriotic music Address by Hun. J. Frank Hanley, ' ex-goveriior of Indiana Automobiles will Ije provided for all old soldiers In the march to tbe ceme¬ tery. Girls requested to bring flowers and Ixiys buckets fur water. Hon. T. S. Wlllianis has been In¬ vited to give the address and will be present If po.sslble. Sunday ,si:lioiils, public schools. fraternal societies, clubs and all others oordlally Invited to participate hi the exercises. J. I. HnioiNg, Marshal. Dally Thought Not he who Is wise In NfM^ech, bnt ke who Is wise In deeiis Is wise for me. —St. Gregory. PURELY PERSONAL Mrs, Edith Kitley,'of Slanford, was a Flora visitor Thursday, Mrs. S. J. Curlee ts spending the week-end with relallvesat Ashley, Mrs, C, H, Chlckedantz and children spent Sunday at Cincinnati. O,, with Mr, and Mrs, .\, B, Vermillion. John R, Tanner reached Flora this .week for a short visit with his par¬ ents. Col, and Mrs, J, Mack Tanner, Ex-supervlsur Art Crouglian of Xenla, called on the Record today, while passing thro' our dly on Ills way to Olney, it was goixl to see .\rt once more, Ml&s Nellie Gorrell, late of Cali¬ fornia and daughter of the Hecord editor, arrived In Flora Tuesday, ami for a few days is slopping with her old sclioul cliuiii, Mrs, Laura Price, on Second Sl, Mrs, t^, K, Johnson, enroute from a two weeks' visit with lier son, Everett al Independence, Kas., to her hume al the county seat, vislled ycsrleday and today with her soii-ln-law and daugiiler. Mr. and Mrs. John Price, on East Second St. Mrs. T. S. Williams greeted friends In Flora yeslerdaVj lietween trains, on her way from W aslilngtun City to her home in LoulsvlUe, whence she had been called by the serious illness of iier father-in-law, Mr. Williams, In Blalr township, Coiigressii an Tom will reach home via t'hlcago today. Our Commercial Club has been huslling unceasingly ever since word was received from Adjt, Gen, Dickson requesting that Flora submit sites for the National Training Camp, Two splendid tracks have liecn se¬ cured,, one east and one westof town, Willi ample acreage and available water supply, (ieneral Dickson, ('ol. Root and oilier government ottlclals are expected lo arrive any day now, lo liKik at these sites, Mr, and Mrs, 11, C', Thrasher and llltle daughter, Ernestine, and Miss Pearl Ralsoii, will leave Florn, June 1st. Mrs, Thrasher and daiiKliler and Miss Hal,siiii will go to (iasaway, W, \a,, to visit home folks, and Mr, Thrasher to Washlnglon, D. C, lo enter the government engineering service. We lio|)e tliat" when this cruel war is over, Mr, and Mrs. Thrasher will relurn to Flora to re¬ side permanenlly. Wo are sure lliis is llie sincere wish of a large circle of friends In Flora. Doctor K, A. Hopkinson and A, L. Songei siarteij out for a long joy ride Sunday last. Everything was line until they reached Bear Creek hill, when tha car stuck In tho mud, and went Into a condition of absolute helplessness. But the Doctor and -Mr, Songer are both men of great re¬ sources. They straightway decided upon a suggestion from the Doctor, that there waa but one thing to do, "pull il out." They succeeded in doing this af¬ ter many hours of strenuous work the use of language that would not look well in print, but seemed to express their feelings at the time. Summer sunshine, wind nnd dust conspire to make life very disagreea¬ ble on North Av, sometimes. There's a way, and It Is up lo some of us to Hnd It. Nothing spell*as much for a town as a desirable and attractive business district. Amusements " 'Tis well to be amused But when amusement does Instruc¬ tion bring, 'Tis better."—Shakepeare. It has lieen estimated thai eighteen million persons go to the motion picture theatres of the United States every day of the year. There Is a reason. Moving pictures are tlie quickest, easiest and most Inexpensive wlucallon In the form of amusement In the wiirld, .\t the I ipera this week .see patriotic "Lllierty," "The Shielding Shadow" wonder, Pauline Frederick, Wallace Reld and Cleo Rldgely In the great Paramount proiluclloiis, also the pleasing variety programs. See details on lix'al page. Another Flora Boy Joins C61ors We have just learned that Frank Michael, son of Mr, and Mrs, J, W, Michael, of St, Louis, formerly of Flora, has enllsled In the Engineer Corps of llie Regulars, Although Mis¬ souri gets the credit for this enllst- menl, Frank Is a Clay county boy. He was born In Flora, attended the Flora school and for tho past tlire© years was employed as general fore¬ man of track construction for.Terml- nal railroad In St, Louis. Wo are Ifl- formed he will depart In a few days for service place In tbe army for the present, Mr, Michael has a numlier of relatives In this vicinity who no doubt win be pleased to have this Information besides a host of friends whose good wishes will go with him. The Passing of a Good Citizen James Dermocly. one of Flora'li old¬ est and well known cltlzeas, died at the home of Ills son, W, C. Dermody, In north Flora Wednesday morning of this week. He had been confined to Ills room for ,sunie weeks owing tu tl.e liitlriiiallcs uf old age, having reached lils hiiHi birthday on the 7lli day of this montli, Mr, Dermotly came to the I'nlted States from Ire¬ land when a young man, lix-atlng at Washlnglon, Indiana, and later coin¬ ing lo Old Maysvllle as an employee of tho Ohio & Mississippi railway when ll was being built through this county. For a number of years lie re¬ sided al Clay CHy, but In the eight¬ ies he [lurchased a farm In Stanford tiiwiishlp and lived there until he moved to Flora about ten years ago. "Uncle Jim, ' as he was called by a large circle of friends, was a consist¬ ent member of the Catholic church and an upright and good citizen. His Hrst vole fur president was given to Buclianan in l''
|Title||Southern Illinois Record|
|Masthead||The Southern Illinois Record|
|Geographic Coverage||United States, Illinois, Clay County, Flora|
|Description||An Archive of the Southern Illinois Record Newspaper in Flora, Illinois. Flora Digitial Newspapers Collection.|
|Subject||Flora (Ill.) - Newspapers, Clay County (Ill.) - Newspapers|
|Rights||Digitized with permission from current newspaper publisher.|
|Contributing Institution||Flora Public Library|