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5k vbf IW LaUBlJIbi ;s:.nb state j&rr Ceaaty Heldlaffs CesslsUd ,sfUU Acres of Laadt Total V TaxWaif7.JfLBI. frt - - hmmmn - 7 (BMcUftoTMAfgns.) Aledo, Dee. It, The kUU Cotiri were enriched Saturday by the pay Bent of what It Mid to be the larg est Inherttnnca tax avef paid In Manser county. Tha oermeht Was made by Walter L, Itanium, Illinois sltoney ior the sagar mum, ana amounted to $7,7I?.8t. . Mr. Edgar died Feb. 15, 19ZJ. at se Falls, JJ.', J. Hi Mercer Bounty holdings consisted of 1,825 acres ot land, located In the Bay Is land dlatrlot and la rained at near ly bait a million dollars. Toe en tire estate totalled about two mil lion. - . .. . , ..' ."- Toe Edgar land has been operated several years under the sunervls- lon ot son, O. B. Edgar of Bur lington, iowa, wno la one ot lour heirs who share In tha distribution of the estate. This amount goes Into the state treasury and the county benefits only indirectly from the Inheritance tax payment BELIEF OOEPS PLANS GIFT FOR ORPHANS (Special Correspondence.) Aledo, Dec. 19. Members and friends Of the Aledo relief eorpa are planning to tend a bit of Christ mas cheer to tha Soldiers' orphans' horn -at NOrmal. They will pack a box of cookies for that institution Friday. Members of tba committee will be in the eorpi rooms at the court house all day Friday to re ceive the cookies and pack the box, and will welcome all contributions. CHAS. CARPENTER KILLED BY TRAIN WELL KNOWN HERE (Special Correspondence.) ceived last night by Cornelius Swartout of the death yesteraay ot . his cousin, Charles Carpenter, who was struck by a train near Cen tralla. Deceased -waa the son of Henry Carpenter, formerly resid ing in Edgiugtou.- H waa well known in Rock .Island and Mercer counties. At the time of his death he was in the employ of the Adams Road Machinery company with headquarters at Centralia. Funer al arrangements had. not been com pleted this morning. - ATTORNEY HAS FINE RECORD -' (Special Correspondence.) Sterling, Dec. 19. During the first two years ' of his term Os state's attorney, R W.- Beese -of this city has made a flnerecord. He has turned into the school fund through fines and fees tha amount of S12.833.75. , He secured convic tions in 163 criminal cases. The greatest number of violations under any one head waa 52 for violations ot the liquor laws. Fourteen were for burglary and larceny, 10 for larceny and 10 for petty larceny. Nine came In for gambling, 7 tor wife and child abandonment, 6 for forgery, 3 for carrying concealed weapons, S for delinquency,- 3 for contributing to the delinquency of aa Infant child, 3 tor conspiracy, and one each for murder, crime against children, incest rape, adultry, bastardy, confidence game and embezzlement. ; He handled 57 disorderly conduct cases, held 49 insanity hearings, 7 dependency cases, 3 for delinquency and In 4 easel the defendants were placed on probation. Twenty-nlue were sent to Jollet penitentiary and (0 have served time or are now in the county jail. The above ahowiLg is a remarkably fine one. - SMALL EOOF FIRE AT A. R. BURKE HOME (Special to The Xrta.'r Aledo. Dec 19. A roof tire yes terday forenoon burned a small hole in the roof of tha A. R. Burke home on North Pine street The depart ment made a quick run and the damage was slight . .... A ... ! COLD- PRETEXTS TTORK. Oalva, Dec 19. The men f em ployed as moulders at tha foundry at the Tayea plant did- not work Monday as the extreme cold weather froze the sand, water and other ma terials so they could not be handled aslly. The thermometer Monday registered 6 degrees below zero. LONGDISTANCE PHONOGRAPH IS A NEW INTENTION Chicago. Dec It. A long dis tance phonoxranh which Will re cord sounds made hundreds of nuiea away was demonstrated to ue Society of Western Engineers tat sight by ft H. Colpitta ot tha western Clectrio company. - He wo demonstrated a device through which five conversations can be rired on over one telephone line, any one being cut out at will by fag a witch. : ., jail driven (gpecUl to The AfW) lo, Dec. ll.-Hato& Stewart Button eatte Of Keltbaborg. waa released yesterday oat laatnicfloBa ot Judge W. T. Church, after he hid made arrangements to pay his divorced wife back, alimony . and also on promise to pay $6 per week hereafter. Stewart waa take ap last week tor failure to fulfill the order of tba court on tna alimony question. -.--.. John Jackson, young New Boston man, was returned to jail yester day unUl he should make satisfac tory arrangements to pay back any future alimony. V ' Judge Church yesterday excused the petit Jury venire yesterday from runner Berries this term without bearing a case. With no criminal cases in sight and tome of the ex' pected Jury cases settled out ot court, there waa no necessity ' of noiding the jurymen longeiy ODDFELLOWSTO HELP NEEDY ONES (Special to The Argus.) Aledo, Dec. 19. contributions continue to come in to the Aledo Good Fellow fund and indications are that Christmas will come to every child in the city and vicinity, and through the generosity ot nu merous local men, women and chil dren the holiday- dinner will be complete In numerous homes where otherwise there would be but I meager repast Included in the Good Fellow pro gram is4 a community Christmas tree and proxram at the ODera house, when Santa Claus will be on hand and every child present will receive a generous treat. Another event sponsored by the Good Fellows will be the taking ot Christmas to the county home, where the 25 or more homeless ones will be remembered and a short program given. The distribu tion in the city will be in the hands of the local relief board, which is i in close touch with the situation as to wno will need help. INSPECTOR PAYS A COMPLIMENT TO FIRE DEPARTMENT (Special Correspondence.) ' ' Aledo, Dec. 19. The lowest pos sible insurance rate 4s coming to property in the business district of Aledo, according to the report made yesterday by an inspector of the in-1 surance bureau. According to the inspector the city should be in class three and a half, a half class lower than heretofore. This report is most complimentary to the local fire, department and the equipment provided by the city ior its use. : Most cities of the size of Aledo are in class six. The new rate to which ! Aledo is entitled are the lowest which can be granted a city which aoes not make a paid fire depart' ment . COMMUWITX TREE FOR NEW BOSTON (Special Correspondence.) New Boston, Dec 19. New Bos ton will celebrate the holidays with a community Christmas tree.'a huge evergreen, donated by Guy Rether ford, which has already been plac ed in the square between the. two banks. It will be lighted with white and 'colored electric lights with the usual Christmas decorations. The kiddies will long remember the oc casion. , The management of the affair Is in the hands of the ladies of the Wymodausis club and "The Girl Friends of the Allies' club and others. ' MASONIC AND K Pr ERIE LODGES HAVE ANNUAL ELECTION (Special Correspondence.) Erie, Dec. 19. Annual election of officers for a number of local lodges have been held With the fol lowing results: Masons W. M., W. J. Cant;vaen ior warden, B. L.' Francis; Junior warden, Fred Bleitx; treasurer. J. L; Pfundsteln i ' secretary, ' P. D. Carlson; senior deacon, P. P. Lan caster; junior deacon, Tom Finni cum; senior steward, Hilding Pal mer. ..---, Knighta of Pythias C. C , A. B. Robinson; V. C, Alfred Matson; prelate. Earl Scott; M. of F., J. L. Pfundsteln; M. of E., Henry Pfund- stein: K. or K. nd s., E. u. Fran cts M. at A, Lawrence Guthrie; I. G., E. M. Peckham; C. a, J. H. Mc Neill; trustee, W. Guthrie. EXPERIENCE-IS "BEST TEACHER, . BUT EXPENSIVE (Bnectal Correspondence.) Sterling. "I1L. Dec 19-Walter Schlftt accumulated soma axpanaive exnerlence last night Ha used a match, to see if he bad enough wa ter in his auto, which, was stored in-'tbe Sterling garage here. The alcohol in the radiator , caught fire and boob the car waa a max of flamea. About forty ears were stor ed in the garage at tna time, nut this one being near tba door waa shored out into the street and s heavy loss prevented. Tha car was entjrely destroyed. - v LEAD UTII SALE OFXn AS SEALS Ceaualttee Reports AfeauAl Drift for Tnhereullls Fand rra -pest! BafMljr. ; 0 ' ' "" Hill '. .'. . - (Special to The Arras.) Aledo.' Dec.19. Christmas Seals sales are progressing in good or der over the county, according .to Miss Helen Schouten, county home advisor, and Mrs. Hod Ogle, county chairman of the seal sale commit tee. This year the sales are being made under the Supervision of tha county home bureau and all Bales are being made through the schools. Bo. far the Keitnsbnrg .school holds the lead In seal sales, varing called for a second quota of seals, which, If sold, will total $115. The sales la. Aledo are being .made by the high school students and only the business section has been cof eral up till today when, the resi dence town la being canvassed by the students. - The money being received from the seal sales this year is being di vided as follows: the schools rankl ing the sales receive' 50 pet ' cant for use in health work, 35 per cent goes into the county nurse fund and 25 per cent to the state association tor use in the fight against tuber culosis. With this division it Is be lieved that the sales will go above the usual amount sold in the coun ty. Mercer's Quota for this year il 13,000 or 800,000 seals. . DOMESTIC SCIENCE GIRLS ENTERTAIN (Special Correspondence.) Keithsburg, Dec It. Members of the faculty of the local high school and Mrs. G. E. Platte, wife of the superintendent, were guests at a dinner served by the girls ot the domestic class." Miss Lena No ble is in charge of the class. -The members are June Litrell, Sylvia Lynn, Louise Dunn, Leona Knox, Maude Anderson. Elizabeth Corr, Winifred Awbrey, Leola Coleman and Grace Humphrey. ORION WOMAN ILL WITH DIPHTHERIA (Special Correspondence.) Orion, 111., Dec. 19 The John Davison and Harry Johnson homes were placed under quarantine here last Saturday. Mrs. Join Davison is ill with diphtheria and little War ren G. Johnson, son . of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson, has been con fined to his home with measles. AMPUTATE RIGHT ARM QF FARMER HURT LAST WEEK ' (Special Correspondence.) - Galva, Dec 19. Milo Simpson ot Altona, who bad his right arm ser iously injured a week ago in a corn shelter, was removed to the Cottage hospital Thursday. 3atur day morning the right hand and a part ot the right forearm was am putated. It is now feared that the remainder ot the arm will soon have to be amputated. The pa tient's condition la not at all favor able. - Mr. Simpson is a man about 35 years of age. He has a wife and four children. . He is well known in this city. , CAMBRIDGE TO ' HAVE BOWLING TOURNEY DEC26 (Special Correspondence.) i Kewanee; Dec. . 19 Cambrid ge will stage an attractive bowling tournament for one week beginning Tuesday, Dec. 26. There will be 5-man teams, singles and doubles and three purses will be awarded in each event. 1 The following towns have signified their intentions to enter teams in this tourney: Rock Island, Davenport Kewanee, Aledo, Galesburg . and : Cambridge. The gamea will tie rolled at the Caatett alleys. . Considerable interest is be ing centeredba- the tourney la this vicinity. . ; .rr, - . -,. '.,-;. BURGESS GIRLTO MARRY THURSDAY - (Special Correspondence.) Burgess, Dec. 19. Miss Doris Pease, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Pease and Carroll Shults of Kan kakee, 111., will be married at high noon Thursday at the Pease home. aoutn of Burgess. ; . .'- . . . , . . i . - PREEKPTIOX AID MEETIHC. ; (Special Correspondence.) . Preemption, Dec 19. Mrs. .Rob ert David WIN be hostess to tss la dies' aid society ot the Methodist church Thursday afternoon. The annual Christmas party will be held at this time. ; CHORUS GIVES DUNES. i (Special Correspondence.) Soerrard, Dec 19. A o'clock dinner was given last night at the high school by the member ot the Sherrard community chorus. Table decorations were carried oat la the Vuletide colors. Gifts wer ex changed by all present 1 , j f XBSSlLEASERDIEa.': (Snecial Corresoondence.) PBpbetstowa, Dec 19. Mrs. Laura Shearer ot thia city pass away this morning at Cedar Rapids, IOwb. Mrs. Shearer was 79 yean i old and ia survived by 10 children. as w gata w: vss-bbbbi (Stodal Cambridge. Dec. 1 J With 11 games to b played on the home floor by tha famous American Le gion quintet- fans are anticipating an intafeetmn- basketball season. Tha management Is receiving com munications daily from teams, but IS careful to book nothing but high class quintets. Following la the schedule: - '-. " Dec. 22 Rock Island Bodai ters. An aggregatiOB of stars, seen Hera before. Dec 30 B. and M., Peoria.: . A team with Hue record. - Jan. a-iewman, tigers, Canton. A very heavy team with plenty of peed. . . '; -' -Jan. il Bredt's Shamrocks, f Dkvenpoot Ex-college players. . jaa. la siivis. . Plenty or ngnt and 'determination. " . Jan. 2 and 25 Onargo. Are atete champions, having , defeated Cam bridge at the state tournament at Springfield, in a game that required. two Ove-mlnute over time periods to decide.'' Score 25 to, 26. Feb. 1 Comets, Peoxia. - One of the fastest in the states . .Feb. 7 American Jobbing. Co Peoria. A combiriaUon ot the bid Kromar Tigers and the L. and R. No bettlY team can step on a floor. "Feb. 16 and. 17 District tour-J natnent will he held here and teams to be selected later, will be from the counties of Rock Island, Mer cer and Henry.' Limit 10 teams.' Feb. 22, 23, and 24 State tourna ment at Onargo.- , JURY FINDS LAD'S DEATH ACCIDENT (Special Correspondence.) Kewanee. Dec. 19. In -the in-. quisition Into the detith of Harry Robert Snyder, conducted here Saturday by Coroner D. F. Stewart of Galva, the following verdict was returned: "We, the Jury, on oath do find that Harry Robert Snyder came to his death by being struck by an automobile driven by Arthur L. Lewis of Orion. 111., death qc curring in Burns township, county of Henry, state of Illinois, about 11 O'clock, o. m.. Dec. 15. 1923." The jurors Were: " David Pollock, Jr., foreman; F. M. Wedge, B. P McHugh, Charles E. Maynard, H. M. Hurd, J. H. Ratchford. Those who testified were: Dr. W. E, Washburn, Kewanee; John -Barber, Erie, 111., step-father of the boy; Walter Michaels, Edgar Brick son, Lloyd . Robinson, . who were with the boy at the time of the ac cldent; and Arthur L. Lewis of Orion. ' ; . The testimony, revealed' that thel lad was returning from, an enter tainment at the State Road church. He waa on the south side of the road going west and Mr. Lewis was on the rightful north sraVof the road going the same way. ' The boy ' stepped toward the north side of the road about four feet from the center of the road and stopped. The driver pulled to the north side but the boy took one step and a .jump in front of the car. Mr. Lewis drove very close to the ditch on the north side of the road, but failed to prevent bitting the lad. . , s ,- Surviving. besides his step-fa ther and mother, the lad leaves two brothers, George Snyder , of Waterloo. 8. D.; Charles Snyder, Erie, 111.;, and one sister, Mrs. Ma bel Maberry, Erie. . He also leaves the following half-brothers: Floyd Barber, Vernon Barber and Gay lord Barber, all of Orion. ' FLAMES DESTROY - UPPER PORTION OF '' LORD RESIDENCE (Special Correspondence.) - 'Oalva, Dec. 19. With the ther mometer registering 10 . degrees above sero, tha fin alarm sounded at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon: The company mads a record run to the City residence of J. J. Lord, at 619 Northeast First avenue. The fire when discovered had gained a good headway, the entire upper portion ot the large residence being in flamea Members of the fire depart ment did fine service after reaching the fire, and after several minutes ot hard work saved the lower por tion ot the residence. The loss is about S3.S00. - The residence- is occupied by Mr. and Mrs. J. 3. Lord and. by their son, Dewey Lard, and wife. Mr. Lord is the agent at the Burlington railroad station. AIJB2RT ELASER, JR., NAMED PRESIDENT COAL VALLEY CLUB (Special Correspondence.) : Coal Valley, Dec It. Albert Blaser, Jr., was .-named president ot the E. T. C. club at the annual election meeting held at the home of the Misses Blanche and Dorothy McWhlnnie. Other officers named were: Vice -president Irma Mc Oraw; treasurer, -Dorothy Back; secretary, Alice Han ha. HELD IN DAVENPORT fSpeclal Correspondence.) Andalusia, lit. Dec. 19 Funeral. services tor Mrs. Frank. J. Miller, who died la her home In Casta Jta fael. Calif., will be held at 2 o'ctock Thursday afternoon ia the Horri-. gan BY Son tunaral chapel. Daveu-' port The services wui be con ducted by a reader ot the Christian Sctonco charch.. Burial wlU . take place tB FUlrmpnt cemetery. Dav enport Mrs. Miller waa the daugh ter ot Mr. and. Mrs. Lad wig Bur meister, Andalusia. s. . - AssAwatBre . are alsStiachM of Ice as tha cabal ban. - seek vesung WU1 cesameace this Blshi oa. HI fetal HlU-Ta annual Christ- at-will be Uvea at Ue Community Methodist church, Monday evening. Dec. 25, - The school students will enjoy a two weeks' vacation, begtaning Dae 25, and continuing until Jan. a. Taylor RIlUa VmrAm Anm tha dinner served last week by the ia d lea' aid society amoanted to iUAx, -J? j were Mrs. Herman mmt, trs, um Patterson and Mrs. Fred Miller, r BewBng-4tr, and ', Mrs Clar? m ueuaer jrce.iue yarenu oc a son, barn Dee. -15. , Bawling will, play the Revnolds basketball quintet at Reynolds -next rtuar night . . .-..n. . Reynolds-JThe new- lira engine has arrived and. was tested oat yes- terdayv-. ' , . ; w-.:.. ' . A play. , "The Birds'. Christmas Carol ,' will ke given tomorrow night ; by the pupils of tha local School. -V" ' . Galva Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lar son are the parents of a daughter, doth uec i. -. , - ,v WM.FEIILMANOF IIOOPPOLlr DIES (Specjal Correspondence.) Annawan, Dec. 19. William Fehl- man, aged 64, one of the best known and bighly respected citizens of Hooppole,' died yesterday morning after an illness of three days. Death was one to a paralytic stroke. Surviving are the widow, two sons and .two daughters, Harold, Willis, Mrs. Henry Blacken and Mrs. Fred Blackert. Funeral serv ices have not been completed. ORION REBEKAH'S STAGE ELECTION v . (Special Correspondence.) .-Orion, Dec. 19. Alma Mater Re bekah lodge, has elected the follow ing officers for the -coming year: Noble grand Josephine Wong Strom. Vice grand-Katherlne Stewart Secretary Lilian Palmer. Treasurer Gertrude Lawson. Lodge deputy Esther Kettering. Trustees Guy Coulter, Otto Sam uelson, Bessie Coulter Olyve Frost ana Ada wuson. Lighting fixtures, stand and floor (amps, 20 per cent off. H. E. Gel- hart A Co.; opposite postoffice,- (Advertisement) - lOTucrji- PCULTRY SJI0V7 I1U2E SUCCESS Silver Can Arc Awarded ta ExhIM. . ten Twreagaeat Ctaatry Mas areds SAew Barf a, . ftnectat Correspondence.) -' Galva, Dec: 19: The 10th annual poultry -show came to a most successful v close Sat urday ; evening. The attendance during the Week had . not been large a In former years but the number of birds exhibited and the number ot other " attractions was larger and mora interesting. Satur day lectures .wre given by W. H Matthews ot Lockport - who filled the vacancy on - the , program, caused by thenonarrival of Robert Patterson of - Mooseheart Mr. Matthews is a representative of the Basic Feed company. The show was daily attended by visitors from all over the country, many coming from other states. The pen ot brown leghorn chick ens was won by Nels Pearson, Gal va, route 2 and the large goose was won by Mrs. Leslie Hawton, resid ing six miles south of Oalva. The birds are being sent out to day on the return trip home to, the hun dreds of exhibition. The follow ing exhibitors received silver cups for the. best display Of any breed: Light barred rocks L J. Wooley, Orion. IU. Dark barred rocks Harvey UToung, dsco. 111. - White rocks Lioyu Peterson, Galesburg, 111. White Wyandottes Peterson Brothers, Galva. Single comb Rhode Island reds Dick' Boning, Kewanee, 111. Rose comb Rhode Island reds- Morris Berger, Galesbnrg, I1L White Leghorns Julius Wegner, Davenport. Iowa. Black Minoricas A. H. Johnson, Galva, I1L Blue Andaliislans D. E. Wayne Carlson, Woodhull, III. Single Comb Anconas William Beuster, Kewanee, IU. 1 Single comb buff orphingtons Albin C. Anderson, Galva, 111. The large silver cup tor the best display of the entire Show was won by the Peterson Brothers of Gal va, on White Wyandottes. STOCK SHIPMENTS- FROM ATKINSON (Special Correspondence.) ! Atkinson, Dec. 19. The follow ing shipped stock from, the Atkin son yards yesterday: Hurley De Vey, one car; John Carson, 1 car; Henry Schehl, 1 car; Joe Van Hyfte, 1 car. ' The Rock Island Mfg. Electric First Quality Products At Attractive Prices Made by Tri-City Labor. Sold by Tri-City ' Dealers. Guaranteed by a Tri-City Manufacturer to Give Satisfaction and Should Appeal to Tri-City Users ELECTRIC STOVES nAND GRILLS. ELECTfUC mONS-IXMESTIC, TOURIST AND TAILOR'S. ELECTRIC TOASTERS, TURNOVER AND SINGLE ACTING. LECTRIC MINUTE WATER HEADERS FOR THE HOME, I NURSERY, PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS AND PERSONAL USE REFLECTOR HEATERS OR ROOM WARMERS. Ask For a Demonstration of 1 hese. Appliances ; SHAOCZOPPETO Clle?2t7PTED CT LAPC30FPOWE2 (Sseettl CorrMBentfeBca.) Genbseo. Dec ' 19. Christmas shopping wss interrupted la Ibis city late yesterday afternoon and in the evening by an accident at the electric power plant of tba Illi nois Northern Utility company on East First street One ot the large boilers at the plant was disabled and ont of service frost akOat AS p. m. until 8 p. m. Tba stores t Ocneseo will be open every evening tbia week. - LAST RITES FO!) ISlMJAtlllER (Special Correspondence. -Geneseo, Dee. 19. The funeral ot Mrs. John R. Wanner, whose death occurred at the home of her son, William Wanner, en North Aldrlch street Friday, Was held in this city yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Mena Isabel Neiswinder Wanner was born in Ohio March 19, 1847. She came to Illinois with het parents in her, youth and later accompanied them to Missouri, where she married John R. Wanner. Four years thereafter they moved to Michigan and then Came to Geneseo in 1876. They resided here i for manyyears, Mr. Wanner being engaged in the carpenter contract ing business. In 1912 they moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, where Mr. Wanner had a farm on which I they lived until about three months i ago, when they returned, to uene- in the home occupied vy ms par-; seo. Mn. Wanner had for some ents. on North State street , Mr, time been a sufferer with dropsy, Duff was known throughout - this which caused her death. i county as one of the foremost farBJ- . The survivors include the bereav- ers ot this vicinity, ed husband and three sons of a j The survivors who mourn' his family of eight sons. These are 1 passing are the bereaved widow and William of. this city, Howard ot J three sisters: Mrs. Nancy Amedea Wisconsin and Harry of Canada. ( of Seranton, Iowa; Mrs. George H. Funeral services were held at the ! Wilson and Mrs. Charles Mages, home of William Wanner, being in ijjoth of this city. Funeral ar nhjirp rf TI p v J. Marth nf thA Zinn i nnnmanli Iibva fint hMn an- Evangelical church, of which she was a devoted member. Interment was held at Oakwood cemetery. BATTERY COMPANY CHANGES LOCATION (Special Correspondence.) Geneseo, Dep. 19. The John P. Hand Battery company has taken new quarters in the Atwood build ing on East First street which is also occupied by E. E. Raifsnider. The Hand company, of which B. M. Judd is manager of the Geneseo branch, with head offices at Daven port, handles the well known Wil lard battery, and in their new lo cation will be enabled to afford their patrons the privilege of driv ing their cars into the; battery sta tion for service requirements. Appliances i:nff.i:rj : c:es saiY OM Age Is Cases at Baaah of Cews sea ResMeBtt raaeral Arras Hat CfcataaV v (Special CoiTWBon4eB.es.) Geaeeeo, Dec. It. William Doff, aged 74. passed away at hit noma, on North Stats street In thtsetty at about 10:45 o'clock yesterday msnw ing. The news ot Mr. DuJrs death? cams as a shock to his Mends, ssanf of .whom met him while he was la, tha business part ot tha city Satur day afternoon. He was token W during Saturday nigm ana wren rally from tba attack due to his ad vanced yean.. Mr. Daff has-ass been in good health tor a BBBBber of rears. William Duff was the son of the late George and Mary Ann Cyphers Duff and was born near Pittsburgh, Pa., on Jan. 2. 188. With, his par ents he came to this state in 1857, settling first in Munson township of this county. ' , Mr. Duff remained with hi par ents and later took over the man agement of the farm in Bdford township from which they retired; when they came to Geneseo to live. He purchased this farm from thsta soon after and was In possession of it at the time ot his death. He was married fo Miss Rebecca E. W!ts6 on Feb. 23. 1881. They came to this city about five yean ago, residing nounced. .1 CAT)T SALE AT SCHOOL,. (Special Correspondence.) , Geneseo. Dec. 19. Miss Charlotta Oberle of this city, wno has coarse of the Oak Grove school, eight miles northwest of this cityj Mf arranged a candy sale an'Ctli mas program, Whlcli will hjB- tts next Thursday evening, Dec. 21. at 8 o'clock. rHAKGF. LODGE MEETING (Special Correspondence.) Geneseo, Dec. 19. The meeting of the Royal Neighbors of America ! at which the election of officers for the ensuing year will take place, has been changed to 8 o'clock. Thursday, Dec. 28. The meeting will be held at I. O. O. F. hall In the Blackistone block. Co.