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THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR. FLORA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1907 NUMBER 2B EXODUS OF T006HS Olty Take* a Vomit Dltgorging Dltreputablet. MARKED IMPROVEMENT Maril Atmotphcre Cleared aad Adnla- istratioa Score* Sffaal Saccce* One liy one tbo tnuah« are Koiog One br one the thocs pass by. Keep them movlaa. do oot stop tham. Do not let them If they try. One by one the tonghe are aoina. One by one the thnga leara town. Do not atop them, keep them moTlna, We'll not mlsa them whan they're cone. One by one the aaablars are learioa. Tha txiotleffffera disappear, flome In lall and others aolna. Jnir them, for they're no good here. One by one tbe raa* are leavlnc. No plaoe for loafers doth appear. Posh them, orowd them, keep tham Borlna, Ood knowa they're not wanted here. One br one the ton.irhs ara colna. Mo peace for bootleciars here. Blind pics, blind tiaers. all are novlna. Soon, we tmut, they'll disappear. Has any one noticed tbe gradnal dis¬ appearance of tbe tongtia to Flora? Only a few weeks ago the town was literally oremn with bama. gamblers, toaghs and dlsrepntaWea generally, both mala and female. Tbe lax admln- -iatratlon ot the law made thii city a farOTlte reeort for people of that ebarac- tar, and some of the saloona farolabed them a convenient harbor. The prlnct pal street eornera were thronged witb idle and ylolons men and Iwys, wbose chief occnpation seemed to ba to jeer at and Mackgnard paaeera by. 'Women of notoriouB character were allowed to ply their nefarious oocnpatlans and naant tbelr vices in the very faces of deoent law abiding people. Evory torm of law breaking defined in the atatas. ap to and including mnrder was perpetrated withont .vaa tbe pretense of jirosecMtlpii. Tbe memory of It even yet stinks to high heaven. Violations of the law were open, flagrant and no torioOT, and the practice* baeama ao rile and the law waa held in inch con¬ tempt that even many of tba freqnent- en of vile dens became disgusted, and warning de^-ect rltizena. joined in one aupreme effort of reform, resulting In tbe trlumphnnt election of an adminis¬ tration pledged to employ all the agen- ole* of tbe law to redeem the city from ita traducers. For a short time alttr the election, the toagh element ot the oity, grown bold ¦ad impudent in their deSnanee of the law thought to set at naught the decrees of ths mayor and to deride hU eHorts to redeem bis pledges to those who anp- ported him in tha election. .Tost a little flrmness on tbe part of the administra¬ tion backed by the opinion ot an oat- raged and indignant pnblic soon aatab- Uibed a wholesome respect, not only for tbe atrong arm of tbe law bnt for the administration tbey thonght to hood¬ wink. Now people of that ilk are nothing If not cowardly and the exodus ¦ began. Wbat baa become of the gamblers, tbe toughs and the gutter- ¦nldes? Where oh where have the soiled flown? Tbelr occupations gone, tber have fonght other fields of useleasness and tha bannta which knew them once will knows them no more again forever it ta ^ta'te hoped. We trnst tbey have gone to stay. In the langnage of Artemus Ward aome have gone to Clay City, aome to Xenia, some tn Beckemeyer, and eome . are In jail. Bat, sad to relate wbat ia our gain is ve fear another's loss and wblle onr town already shows the benefita of tbe vomit it has taken, we cannot but sym path'.rewith the othor towns in their ¦cciiion of ander^lr.tbl* citizena. While «'e rejoice in aar own oleanalng we muat deplore the condition of other eommanltles which must be cursed with onr oSal. BreeiC'Trenloo Mining Company. The semi-annual meeting of the Breesa-Trentua Mining Company Di¬ rectors was b'>ld at 8t. Louie Jnly 2, 190T. A aemt - annual dividend of three par cent was declared. This company Which was organfased principally by Clay Coanty people is now regarded as one of the large aod snooeaaf ul bneinesa frmt ot St. Lonii. The geatlamen ntrolllng it is a gnarantee of ite anc- oee*. Randolph Smith, ita PiaeMent, ia a reaidaot ot Flora aad Is kaown to ¦II ot our people. Mr. Baarj Bnm- mert of Breese, Vice President and Qeneral Hanagcr is known to maay aa eat ot the moet capable nrine muagera ia the stats. Mr. H. F. FUlay ot Flora la Treasurer, and that meana tbat every cent of the companys' money will be honestly accounted for. Tbe Board of Directors are all well known capable baslness men: R, Smith, Flora, H. F Pixley, Flora, A. R. Cox, Xenia, B Hnmmert, Breeae, H. C. Barnard, and E. C. Kramer, East St. Lonis, and F, W. Kleins of St. lonis. Ur. B.C. Barnard who ia known lo all of our people Is secretary of the company. Tha coal exchange reporta of St. Lools report this company a* Al. Unr people wish ths company continual snccess. What Tbey Tbiak of His Ad. St. Locts, June 27, IlKfT. Ur. j. Bowuan, Flora, III., DiAK Sir:—Mr. Botler handed me the "BoomI BingI Bang addl" and itia certainly a dandy. There are merchanta who advertise in local papers, nsing advertisements on the "We strive to please" order and natnrally enongh a great many of Ihem find that the resnlts don't jastify the expense, therefore, they conclnde that local advertising does not pay. Thsn tbere Is tbe other oIms ot mer¬ chanta who believe lo local advertising because they have used advertisements on tbe "Boom! Bing I Bang I" order, conseqnently tbey find it a good Inveet- ment, Tbe funny part la, that a great many of thoee merchants of the flrst claaa men¬ tioned, really believe that the advertia¬ ing plan, itaelf, is at fanit and cannot be convinced that It is worth another trial. We of course, believe in advertising and it is evidenced by the tant that we ars one of the largest advertieera in ths United Statee aod ws are anxioas to do all we oan In the way of advertising to asaiat onr customers, becHbae we know it Is a channel of drawing trade that one cannot afford to neglect. Tbis advertisement of yonrs goes right to the soot with me, and I am going to keep it. If yon have any other advertisements which yon tbink ara as good or any otber advertising plans, such as the one outlined in this adver. tisement. I shall be glad to see them, if yon will be kind enough to remember OS. If we csn tie of aay assistanca to yon In tbe way ut complete advertisements or electrotypes on ths Keen Kntter Hne. doo't fall to call on ua. Yours Tmly, SiuoKs Hardware Co. The above letter relates to the Fonrth of Jnly add of J. Bowman wbicb ap¬ peared In tbe Journal last week and is the opinion of one of the largest business honseaitt the west on successful adver¬ tising. The lesson is easy to learn-. Make the advertisement attraetiva, and pnbllib it in the Jouknal. Mr. Bow¬ man's own bnsiness career in Flora is a marked example of saoceasfal adver¬ tising. Music Lovers Eatertahied. A nnmber of Flora's music loving people gathered by mntnal consent and were conveyed on a hay wagon to the deligbtfnl home of Mr. 8. S. Ingham laat Friday evening. Choice selections ot rare muslo were rendered, forming a most delightful impromptu program. Frappe was served during tbe entire evening and a very pretty lunch was served at tbe close of tbe evening by the hostess, assisted by tbe Misses An¬ drews. A moat delightful time was en - joyed by all, winding ap with tbe old fashioned Virginia Reel, after which tbe classical musicians and their friends ¦gain became the merry hayridere. Those in attendance were: Mr. and Urs.: W. H, Duff. E. K. Ausbrook and eon, Fred Smith and son, Mesdames: A Shriver and son, Selby Hanon, Stocker, and Oahan. Misses: Bhriver, Winifrpd and Jessie Hanon, Clara and Anna Rider, Selby, Boynton, Bowman, Oeorgia and Jeanne Andrews, Qarland. Oahan. * Birthday' Klarprtae, About thirty of the frienda and rela - tlves of Urs. Wlllard OriSln snrprised her at noon Wednesday, it being her birthday. They came with baskets and freezers tilled, and of conrse the table groan>;d under the weight ot the good things to eat. Squire Mc said be conld not begin to eat all there wu, ao he gnessed ha wonld quit. Her hnsband, Wlllard Qriffin, pro- prieter of the Bee Hive Orocery, present¬ ed Mrs. Oriffln vritb a One gold chain, and ber friends presented her a flas rocking chair. Among those present were;—Elder Cnnningham and wife, Ur. John Bell Mias Mary Bell and mother, C. U. Mc¬ Veigh, vrue and children. Hiss Rllla Mc'Veigh, Miss Estella Higgason, Arthnr Monical and wue, Mra. John Noblitz, Rev. and Mrs. Thrall, J. J. Bobarts and wife, and Leonard Riley. After spend¬ ing soms tims in social chat the gnesta left wishing Mrs. QrifBn many happy tetania ot Ihe oeoaasioa. XENIA NEWS. Happaningt In th« Neighboring Town on the West. TIN WEDDING! Mr. aid Mrs. A. K. Cox Celebrate tbe Teath Aaaiversary of their Married Ufe. C. M. Filaon bas contracted to mold ooncrets blocks for two dwellings la the coantry. Walter Cope of Tonti was the gnest of his consin, C, M. Filson, a taw days laat week. OoSrey Ebllii haa moved his family and effects to Eaat St. Lonis. Joe Helow has gradaated in atatloa work and is ready to go ent on the road. Mrs. Helen Gibson snd dsughter, Cleone, are visiting in Chicago fer a few weeks. The Rebekahs, Mrs. May Crongban depnty, installed ths faUswing offlcera Monday night: Ura. Addle Howard, N. a.; Mrs. Minuia Presley. V. O.: Mrs. Ladle East, sec.; Miss Edna Crongban, treas. The appointed offlcera were selected from tha P. N. a't.,AAicy Hang, chap.; Ella Cochran.; war.:M. C. Kepley, con.; T. W. Kepley and Viola Fryer, N. O. anpa.; Edna Filson, I. O. Tbe bnslneas conclnded, tbe lodge was closed and a few friends ad • mitted. Bstreshments were served by Lncy Hang. Myrtle Thompson. Blanch Mayfleld, Edna Crongban and Lncile East. Music was furnished by the jav¬ enile orobeatrs consisting of Shell Hang. Ollis Raeieo and Cressie Rassell. Mrs. Biena Johnson and others contrlboted to ths musical program. Mr. Mri. Ous Friend started on a visit to Colorado on Tuesday ot thta week. Murphy Rose wbo is working at Qranite City came home Snnday to visit with his family for a week. Mrs. Oma Pritchett and little son Johnny ot Flora are In Xenia this wesk, ~Jack Baity is plastering C. U. Ftlson's new bnilding. J. E.Tullyisfoing to build a |1RO0. cow bam and put .10 cows on bis farm and go into the milk business. Tbe Smart Set with their husbands and sweelhearts and a few other friends had an extraordinary time at the reai¬ dence ot Mr. and Ura. A. R. Cox last Satnrday nlgbt, it being the tenth an¬ niversary ot their wedded life. The presents were many and valnable ao far as tin ware goes. Ths palaoe waa bril¬ liantly lighted with electricity in varied colored shades. A band of Japanese lanterns was placed around ths south aod east sides of the mansion. A brand new Stelnway grand pisno, a preaent from ber husband, was in the spadons parlor. In the dining room tlie Uiaeee Edna Crongban, Edna Filson and Blanch Mayfieid presided over tbe punch bowl and table laden with nick- nacks. Ths entire interior was hand¬ somely decorated with costly flowers and brick a-brack. Onesaing games were engaged in by all. A. S. Jessop won the capitol prize, a beautiful book, for tha best description ot his wife's wedding drsaa; M. C. Morris, the booby, a small paper fan, for his write-np on the same subject. On tha language of flowera. Miss Edna Filson was snocess- ful for the flrst, a silver spoon, and ye scribe received a large tin spoon tor tbe booby. Ths most apiriled onmber was the art gallery. An album, wss paased round, and saoh guest was reqnired to draw the picture ot a pig. Tom Cox's sketch had a rsmote resemblance to a "rail splitter" or wild boar. Mrs. Mor | ris' contour ot a hog took largely of the weasel form. She said it was because breakfast bacon waa ao high. She got the booby, a match sate. Ura. Day Bradley's knowledge of the outlines of a perfect porksr wss adjudged by Tie Smothers, the anthority on hogalogy, to be ths Hsst and she received ths highest award, a book, "Pigs is Pigs." Urs. Lncile East and Tommy Cox supplied tha music for the evening. Taking the affair all round, tQIs annual gathering eclipsed any previons occa- siee. A large "wedding oaka" was di¬ vided among the gueets when they re¬ tired folkjwing a spread of the moat ax- qnisita refreshments. At midnight ths company separated to tbelr homee ex- prseslDg the sentiment that Mr. and Mra. A. R. Cox are on top when iteooea to entertaining. We hope that tbeir paat ten yeara of tha noet happy mar- tied Ufa may be parpetoated to tha and of their estatanoa and tbeir good deads oatry tham orer to tba hiwy land. WE OFFER YOU A DRINK!. wrrerrhrdnX^i^lik^rgTasro'r'^''^"' '^^^''- ^^'^ -nothing that OUR SODA. We r^^JtlnJ'LWi!' ^"f''"••. *' ^°' ^^"^ ?'*" ""' '>• '» couldn't be otherwise. nTob- ?t t A *''*. ^'i V^ P°"" materials, which, combined in a berenure, make the favored nectar of the gods a pretty good drink. "everage, EAGLE DRUG STORE. Flora, III. Cunningham & Taylor. It ie TLE Baskets of Fruit Make an ideal gift for the eick and a welcome one for the well. And right here tre suggest that if more well peopl* ate plenty of frnk there would be less sick people. Try it OB yowaelf.,, We Have Every Fruit possible to secure at this time. Come nnd see how great the variety, HOW L THB PRICE. The mere sight will mak» your mouth water. WEEDS Are They Takini; The Corn? Yes. But we Have the Cultivators That Will Re¬ move Them. Disc's, RiderSaandyWalkers. Come and see them. We will make the price and you can't help buying. We intend to sell them and prices will not stand in the way- From $ 12.0O. And up while our present stock lasts. If you want a BARGAIN come quick. WE MEAN BUSI¬ NESS. There are more Deora Cultivators in use, the world orer than of any other tbree or four makes combined Ot ' coarae, there is a reason for this—in fact many reasons Daara Cultivators are superior to all others—that's one raason why farmers everywhere perfer them. Again, no other line embraces such a variety of ma- chlnea and such comblnstionsof adaptability to every purpoae. Wherever there is a crop of any sort to cul¬ tivate you wiil find a Dears Cultivator just suited to it, and no matter what the nature of the soil we bave a cultivator just right for that particular soil too. TIF FRIT GULTIVITORS ¦VKibaMk ovn200sTYLa give yoa ¦ wide range for selection, anda guar¬ antee tbat you will get satiafactory work. Whether yon cultivate com In the north or cotton in the south, the Dssf* Lfins of CaltlvBtors brings to your aid ex¬ actly the tools yon need to do the worlc cheapest and best. No better tools built and every one bears the name that tor 68 years haa stood for honesty, integrity and sgusio dealing with the farmers of the land—the name Daoro Is a biusehold word wherever plows aod cultlvatoi* are osed. We'd like to send you a book describing our line of cultivators or any particular kind you may need, if yoa will write ua your requirements. -Do it today BORDERS & KEITH. BORDERS & KEITH Flora, Illinois.
|Title||Southern Illinois Journal|
|Masthead||Southern Illinois Journal|
|Geographic Coverage||United States, Illinois, Clay County, Flora|
|Description||An Archive of the Southern Illinois Journal 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|