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!9??^ 13 PAGES The Fiora Journal-^Record PART ONE ri... YOU SHOULD READ THE JOURNAL4(ECORD ^THE NEWSIEST NEWSPAPER IN CLAY COUNTY ¦As: .¦jll.'Ji .»' VOLUME XIII THX aOXXdhH, Vet. ss Ko. 1* FLORA. ILUNOIS. THURSDAY. MARCH 19. 1925 NUMBER 27 r TORNADO FROM MISSOURI SWEEPS SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Vtadnaadaj Aftamoon Aboat Thraa Caock, Nar|Ay»- boro, Wost FnunktorC, ind Hany Other Towns Beinf tn tho Poth of tho Dootroyor MURPHYSBORO HARDEST HIT-~ALSO SUFFERS FIKB Wednesday atternoon about 1:00 o'clock a 'tornado struck Annapolis, Mo., a town west of Cape Oirardeau, and after striking Blehle and Alten- bnrg, |Mo., seemed to have lifted until it reached Murphysboro, III., where It struck with all its fury, makldg a path through thla city of 11,000 people, from southwest to northeast, going through the busi¬ ness section. Flre followed the storm mnd it is said more than 100 city blocks were burned. West Frankfort badly hurt, aud other IlUnois t^wna In the tornado's path were Oorham, DeSoto, Hurst, Bnsh, Thomsonville, Parish, Benton, Naw Orient, Vergennes, Royalton, Carbondale. Caldwell, Logan, Blum- field, Carmt. Crossville, Hctj«an«- boro. In Indiana Princeton and Oriffin were tn the storm's path, with loaa ot life and great damage. Some Tennessee towns were visit¬ ed by a portion of the storm cloud, which aeems to have divided. Loes of Life Terrible Bstimatea of loss of life place it about 1000, with 3.000 or 4,000 In¬ jured, but it will require several days to get the number ot dead and the casualty list. Sereral cars went down Thursday afternoon from Flora to view the wreckage. '. MRS. JiriilA F. WI008 DIBS Death came suddenly Saturday evening to Mrs. Julia P. Wiggs, who made her home with her aon-in-law and daughter. Rev. and Hrs. R. B. Hall at the United Brethren par¬ sonage in this city. Canse ot her death was due to complication of dia¬ eaaea incident to old age. Sha was 83 jrears old, and for 10 years had mada her home with Rev. Hall and wtfe. She is survived by two sons, H. J. WlM^.pt WaUeka. III., H. W. Wiggs, of Iroquois, III.; one daughter, Mrs. Hall of Flora. Ill, and other relatives and friends. Tha body, accompanied by rela- ttres, was taken to Winslow, Ind , Tuesday moring. where fuaeral aerr¬ lees and interment occurred. Tha body was conveyed to Win- alow by B. D. Hancock A Son, Flora andartakers. ooiNo OVER mo Indoatrial-Mutnal Beneflt Assocta> tion—the New Insarance OripuU- SMtlon, B«ln« Rnahed With Ag- pUeatioBa. I ¥r E"i.f".. k «UIHAK STORB ROBBBR GIVKN >/' .rBNITENTIART SENIKMCB: '• In circuit court at' Lou'IstIIH, 'Waltftr Rasico, one of the two arresu «4 (or burglarising the Oahan Broa. store, pleaded guilty and was aaa- tenced to the Chester penitentiary for from one to twenty years. He and bis eonfedesate, Lewis Cochran, are also accused of breaking Into Beriln Bros, store at Bridgeport—where Rasloo was caught' by the police. It Is claimed they stole a Ford touring cnr at Sandoval, belonging to Rob¬ ert DIzon. ' Rastco will be bald in )aU nntll nezt week, to be used as a witness against. Coohran. DEATH OP JOEIi VAKDEVEBR The Incorporators and officials of the Industrial-Mutual Benefit Asso¬ ciation, the new insurance cpmpaity, whose headquarters are In Flora, are highly elated over the reception their new plan Is being given by peo¬ ple everywhere. Although the asso¬ ciation is lust through tbe organisa¬ tion psriod, being only a couple of weeks old, yet applications are pour¬ ing into the home office here so rap- Idly that it keeps the otfice force hustling to take care of tham. With the class of rellame, snb- stantial bu!
|Masthead||The Flora Journal Record|
|Geographic Coverage||United States, Illinois, Clay County, Flora|
|Description||An Archive of the Flora Journal-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|