North Carolina Newspapers

No, 148
ta YEA It
Former Presidential Candidate Ac
cused Of Sending Ob
scene Mail.
Trouble Caused By Alleged Attack
On Roman CatsftUc Church by
New Bern and resided on Moore's
Aft nnn as lip hurl Iparnpfl this Shpriff
Une notified the Goldsboro officials I b,e1co"le little mor? hiy
that Parker was here and forthwith ; He told the occupants that ,t woud be
- . i nprAaanrv t.i malrp a Qparrn nf rni nrom-
pflme n warnint for his nrrMt nn fti "
charge of bigamy. Sheriff Lane waited
a short time before serving the warrant.
If Charge Is Proven Against Goldsboro Man Arrested
Here Last Night He's In For a Lot
Of Trouble
If Willis Dawson Parker, whose former than it takes to tell, he was in the
hT J? r Gold8b?ro' hfs a ife graspjof the law and onthe way to jail
auu t-uiiu living ai mat jJiaur, men
Troop Train Wrecked In Missis
sippi And Twenty Meet
he's in for a lot of trouble. Several
days ago Sheriff R. B. Lane received
from the authorities at Goldsboro
a letter asking if Parker was in this city.
where he will remain until an officer
from Goldsboro comes to take him back
to that city.
Parker has a wife and child living
It Is
Augusta, Ga., Oct. 21. Hearing of
the motion of the defense to quash
the Federal indictment against Thos.
E. Watson, editor, publicist and poli
tician charged with sending obscene
matter through the mails, today was
continued until tomorrow by United
States Judge Rufus E. Foster, in or
der to give the court opportunity to
study the language of the publications
alleged to be objectionable.
Attorneys for Watson, prior to the
opening of court, had predicted that
the case never would reach the jury,
and had intimated that it might not
be tried at all. In this, however, they
were mistaken, for less than half an
hour after court opened Judge Foster
called the case and directed that a
jury be drawn.
Upon request of S. G. McLendon, of
the defense, the drawing of the jury
was postponed in order that two mo
tions might be presented to the court.
The first of these was that the govern
ment be directed to file a bill of par
ticulars supplying the issues of "Wat
son's Magazine " and "The Jejferson
ian " in which the alleged obscene
language appeared. By direction of
the court this immediately was com
plied with.
The second motion of the defense
and the one upon which argument
still was uncompleted when court ad
journed was that which requested
the quashing of the indictment against
the Georgia editor upon the ground
that Congress has no right to abridge
the freedom of the Press.
It was admitted by the defense that
Watson had written and published
certain attacks upon the Roman Cath
olic church in- which the passages re
ferred to in the indictment returned
against him November 12th, 1912 ap
peared. Two of there passages were
in English and one in Latin. Mr. Mc
Lendon however argued that the in
dictment should be quashed because
the alleged unmailable matter was not
set out therein nor the names of any
persons addressed given because the
publication containing the passages is
not a book or pamphlet because the
language is not obscene within the
meaning of the statute because the
Supreme Court has no authority to es
tablish a standard of obscenity and
because the statute itself is indefinite
in that it omits the mention of news
papers and magazines.
The defense argued that the Fed
eral statute is void because Congress
has not the power to make any act a
crime in the which element of unlaw
ful intent is not involved or to abridge
the freedom of the Press.
Mr. Mc Lendon recites the chronolo
gy of similar cases in the courts of
the United tates. He was in the
midst of his argument when Judge
Foster interrupted him by saying that
it seemed useless to further pursue
the historical aspects of the matter.
The United States Supreme Court
has decided " said Judge Foster
"that Congress can exclude obscene
matter from the mails regardless of
whether it appears in newspapers
magazines or letters. This would not
in my opinion reach upon the free
dom of the press aad I cannot under-
syand how any man will be unable to
express his ideas without resorting to
the use of obscene or filthy language."
Saying that the real purpose of the
case was to determine whether the
language referred to in the indictment
is in violation of the law Judge Foster
adjourned court until tomorrow in or
der to familiarize himself with the
exact nature of the passages in quqes
Mr. Watson who arrived in court a
few minutes before his case was call
ed sat during the session at his coun
sel's table.
United States Districh Attorney AI
exander Akerman conducting the case
for the government tonight said that
the trial might be more extended than
he had at first supposed. Court will
convene at 10 o'clock tomorrow.
It was announced tonight that when
Watson's case is presented tomorrow
the defendant himself who is a law
yer aad has been admitted to prac
tise before the United States District
Court will address the jury in his owa
behalf. It was predicted tonight by
court officials that arguments would
be reached tomorrow. m
Mrs. J. T. Cheatham, of Oxford,
N. C, mother of Mrs. S. W. Ferebee,
of this city, who has been at the
Protestant hospital J Norfolk, for an
operation, has so far recovered that she
will go to tke home of her daughter.
Mrs. R. A. Shirley, of Westoon avenue,
After making, a few inquiries Sheriff ihere an they were in the house with
Une learned that the man wanted by I " wne hentt Lane caljed last even
the Goldsboro officials was living inl'ng. When the Sheriff knocked at the
door he was informed that the object of
his search was not at home, but the
Sheriff has heard that so often that it
awaiting a favorable opportunity to
catch his man at home. Late last night
Sheriff Lane and Deputies Huff and
Bayliss went to Parker's home. It is
said that Parker cannot hear well but
the local officers believe that this is a
mistake. No sooner did Parker hear
the Sheriff and his men approaching than
he made an effort to escape. However,
this proved futile and in less time
ises and started in to see if his man
could not be found.
Parker heard him coming and at
tempted to get through a rear window
but he was only jumping "out of the
frying pan into the fire," for an officer
was right on hand to take him in charge.
The alleged bigamist does not deny
the charge, neither does he admit it.
The only thing that he has so far
said is to ask what the penalty will be
for an offense of this kind.
Meridian, Miss., Oct. 20. Twenty
soldiers were killed and more than 100
others injured when a special train troop
on the Mobile & Ohio railroad plunged
through a trestle near State Line, Miss.
The entire train fell a distance of 20
This casualty is that given in
report of the disaster by Division Su
perintendent Pigford, of the Mobile &
The wreck was caused by the engine
tender jumping the track about 200
feet from a trestle. The engine was not
derailed and passed over the trestle ty-five cents will be the price charged
safely. The tender broke loose from the for transporting passengers from the city
engine, however, and plunged with the to the Fair grounds or from that place
baggage car and three coaches to the I back to the city and if anyone is asked
ground 25 feet below. to pay more than this amount they are
At 9 o'clock last night 16 bodies had requested to notify the officers of the
been taken from the wreckage and Su-COmpany at once.
Plucky Officer is seriously Wounded By Victim And
May Die Was Robbing Car When
Caught By Officer
Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 20. Jack The officer3 separated and began
Perrow, a young- white desperado, I the hunt. Ware stumbled uoon Per-
who was out of the State penitentiary L, ,ddenly and when ordered to
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uiiuci iwvic, was m .inn uucu throw up his hands, Perrow opened
here this morning in a duel with fire upon the officer, who retUrned
Policeman George Ware, of the city it. The policeman was wounded first.
police force. Policeman Ware was but his fire was more deadly, for
shot in the abdomen, and is serious-' got hit the mark, and Per
ry, if not fatally, wounded. row feu w;th his right arm smashed
Perrow died half an hour after by a bullet, a wound in his right
being shot. The officer survived an breast and a fatal one in his head.
operation, and has a slight chance to Policeman Ware has been unfori tin-
survive, ate, for he was shot by a negro two
Perrow went to prison two years J years ago, and the wound today pene
ago for complicity in shooting up a.trated the abdomen an inch away
yard engine here, in which Policeman ; from the old wound. Two months ago
George Crank was shot. Two months
ago he was given a conditional par
don, by Governor Mann. This morn
ing several policeman answered a call
to Sandy Hook to apprehend a'gang
of car robbers.
he was shot at five times by an es
caping man, who is now serving time
for the shooting.
Perrow leaves a wife and two chil
dren and the injured policeman has
four children
Tell Jury One Dose Was Administered Short Time Be
fore Death His Wife Is Accnsed
On All Sides
Plymouth, Mass., Oct. 21. Rear Ad.
miral Joseph G. Eaton died from poi
son, at least one dose of which was
administered within six or eight hours
of his death, during which time, tes
timony showed he was unconscious.
This, the statement of medical ex
perts, was the principal evidence intro
duced today by the government in its
effort to support the charge that the
admiral came to his death at the hands
of his widow, Mrs. Jennie May Eaton,
now on trial for her life.
That Mrs. Eaton had many times
said she wished that her hushand was
dead, was the statement made on the
tents of the organs removed from the
body of the Admiral. Sixteen grains of
pure white arsenic, was found and a
great amount was probably thrown
off from the Admiral's system before
death, according to the testimony
Both professors admitted that the pres
emce of a large quantity of arsenic had
been accepted by experts as an indi
cation that the poison was self ad
District Attorney Albert Barker in
rediredt examination brought out tes
timony to show that the poison might
equally well have been administered
by some other person. It is the con
witness stand by Henry M. Cates of tention of the government that poison
Rockland, who knew the family in was given the admiral in tea and other
beverages by his widow,
The defense failed today to secur
any confirmation of their contention
The court house was crowded dur
ing the afternoon mostly by women.
Many were turned away. Mrs. haton that the admiral used intoxicants
still maintained to a large extent the , freely and then resorted to drugs to
composure which she baa manifested overcome the after effects.
so far during the proceedings. Oc-' Mrs. Anna Driscoll, of Rockland,
casionally during the medical testi- friend of the F.aton's, testified to hav-
mony she bit her lips and again broke ing stayed at the Eaton house for three
out in laughter during the testimony months in 1912, at Mrs. Eaton's re-
Feared That List Of In
jured Will Exceed
One Hundred.
Cars To Be Ueed During Fair To
Arrive Today Or
Fare For Trip To Grounds Will
Be Only Twenty
five Cents.
The six large motor busses which the
Glenburnie Transportation Company
nave secured tor use in transporting
visitors to and from the city during
the week of the Fair, are expected to
arrive today or tomorrow and wip at
once be put in condition for operation.
These cars are the very latest model
of motor busses and are roomy and com
fortable. They are high power machines
and the run between the city and the
Fair ground can be made in much less
time than was consumed by the cars
in operation during the last Fair. Twen-
Funds For Erecting New School
Building Not Needed At
Bonds Will In All Probability Be
Disposed Of To Local
A special meeting of the Board of
Aldermen was held last night for the
purpose of receiving bids for twenty
thousand dollars worth of bonds, the
funds from the sale of which are to be
used in the construction of an addition
al building at the white graded schools.
This was the second time that bids
for these bonds have been received.
On the former occasion all bids were
several hundred dollars below par
and the Aldermen unanimously voted
to refuse to receive them.
After the bids were opened last night
the Aldermen decided that as the money
was not needed at present and that the
building could not be completed before
Spring that the bids would again be
rejected and the City Clerk ordered to
return to the bidders the certified
were on
were from Fort Morgan and Fort Baran
cas. They were going to Meridan to
participate in the Mississippi-Alabama
joint state fair. They were under com
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nintpnitpnt Piafnrfl onirl m his rpnort I . . M-iiecKs accompanying tncir oias ami
i-.. r . I here wi a so be a arffe numher ot I .:f.. .l r .1.. ..u
o 1 tvj iiuiiiy l.icill Ul ine .11 1 I'm i.ihni.
fllltnmnhilAG nnfl harlfe in rnffltniMinn I r. . . i . . a j
, , . ,.1 1 j.,j - 1 m uiKiiiK uns act on me n uermen
the debris, which will not be cleared , . . . . . . -rollndl ... .
00,,,, f, 11 h,r. I . . . T . . . I "u u I'aj.ns i.utMcsi uu ii.uiicj
J I Murine the week nn. the nrire ot n rine ...u:u 1,1 i: e 1 u
Ot,p hnnHrod and leventv-nine soldiers ?. . r . : wml" woum "e ,u,c ,ur scvcrd' m""1"
-. j inn PirhAr m thpup mutt nnr fvrppn tl. I ,i
nnarH tho .nerial train. Thev 1 . " " . ... lne legislature recently passeu a., act
cT. , . - ' twenty-hve dents. 1 he Board ot ai- taking the tax from the bonds and a
dermen have agreed to allow all vehi- local capitalist has offered to take them.
cle owners to operate their vehicles Those who are familiar with the case
during the week without taking out a feei that it would be much better to
A t If tCL Z7 artillerv " license' Priding they charge not more have the bonds held locally, and it is
nd of Major Taylor, coast artillery, . nllartBr f a AnUl,r ,nn tnp :,. I .... : ' .
,t 1 1 1 .i . 1 - - - -iDrooame mat uiev win oe inwaw
:.. :i ir. MK;io I"1' ....... r-- 1 market .
111-iaieu spcmi i..v,u..t. I oneratinor vhia vehirle. 41
As meagre news of the wreck filtered I - "
into Meridan, a special relief train bear-1 T T grounas 7 De p"" "
u j ,,,.- lot. f, ilu I ouiiuuy out none 01 ine Duuuirutg
ing physicians and nurses lett tor the I '
. . . ,. t w , .i. 1 1 will be onen. Manv nersons will nrob-
scene. vtner trains ieiLiiui.1 muuuc a..u tt - p - - nn,i. kA nino I......H rn
Whistler. Alabama. When it was learn- aDly.g0 out ,or a ,OOK arouna ust Delorc " . o. ZZ.r
A ; Mnhilo that a tra n hear hi the I " "'8 -B""
dead and wounded was bound for that of... t.he i1" As.sociatitm Company
By Journal Correspondent.
(Special to the Journal.)
Callison, N. C, Oct. 21. The farm
ers ure having some fine weather in
which to house their crops.
Mr. amd Mrs. John Moore were
- :riL : I ".V. "I the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clea
tumbled through tne trestle taineu at ine gruunus during uie ween . ,
it anntW train rarrvinff more doc- wl" De Blaa to nave tnem ao lnls
ZJL-I Lmt to meet the one However, many of the exhibits will have
neen piacea ny mat tune ana ine ouua
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As is usual with troop trains the '"8
coaches were well filled and when the The very best of order will be main
three cars
the men had little protection. The dead and ladies and children need have no
and injured were entangled in a twisted fear of visiting the I' air unattended.
mass of wreckage, making it difficult Special policemen will patrol the ground
to remove dead bodies or rescue the at all times and there will be no rowdy-
niured. Ilsm a"owed either in the grounds or
Because of the confusion due largely I around the entrances.
Langley Sunday afternoon
Miss Ethel Daniels Miss Etta
Wharton, Mrs. H. S. Wharton, Mrs
E. L. Allen and F. T. Wharton spent
Sunday at Alliance and reported a fine
Mr. Kreil I.anan left Saturdav morn
to poor wire commuiucat.on u was....- Just five more days remaia before ing fr Baltimore where he will visit
possiDie 10 ascertain now .na.iy ' the gates of the Fair are thrown open reatives
tne injureu were expected to a.e ot and the opening address is made and F. f. Casev and wife left this mornine
who they were. ; the meantime those who have charge for New York where he will stav two
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ine hrst report 01 tne wrecK sent tne of th. relebration are doinir everything .l,.
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war department was tnat is naa oeen pos8ibe to make it the biggest, best G. W. Daniels and wife left this
killed, DUX soon alter 11 was sent umer d erandest event of ts kind ever m-nln. fnr
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bodies were iouna. aupcrmwuucui held in the entire State
The School Trustees Have
pointed An Attendance
rrange To Move Several CI
Into Nearby Building.
ford is firm in his belief that at least
four more bodies are in the wreckage,
but until the debris is cleared a final
statement of the casualties cannot be
Sam Gatlin returned last night
rom Morehead City
Hugh Hardy and wife spent Sunday
at Oriental
W. H. Phipps left this morning for
There will be a big sale of horses and Bayboro to attend court for two
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... ........... ...,. ... r.17 marPR at .vott is stan es on ivliuQie I J
JOSHUA fLUWtM uir.1 nnsn - -"".....7.7 u. A F. nflniels left this mornin for
street next saturaay morning dc- -- -
ginning at 10 o'clock. These horses Jacksonville. Fla., where he will meet
. . ... . hi. fr ,.n. t F U nhprts
... 1 arp ownpfl hv Hrannan an.l Mrnv , . ... . .
Joshua flowers a wen Known cm- - r - ' r T cw:ndpii rPti.rned lat niht
- -r . jtj o I... ni k n rf vii ip 1 pnn. Ann win ne auc- w
senot Vandemere in. . aiea ounuay -- ----- - --- -- -; -',mm Kha
. c...-.'. .,ot,i,.m wh tioneerea Dy v. n. mcuean 01 mat -
hp h.J K..n tolren for treatment. y- There b 8oIld car load
Mr. Flowers was brought to New Bern 1 01 tnem ana 1 win oe an exceuent
on the mornine train and taken at once opportunity.
to the sanatorium. Less than thirty to be at the stable during the sale
minutes after his arrival there death
ensued. The deceased was sixty-nine EXPERT MARKSMAN TO GIVE
vn of are and is survived by a son, EXHIBITION IN NEW BERN.
The parents of those children in
New Bern who are old enough to at
tend school may as well make up their
mind to send the children along and
avoid any inconvenience. That there
are children in the city who should be
attending school is known to the Board
of Trustees of the school, and at a
meeting held on Tuesday night they
decided to appoint an attendance
officer to keep watch for these children
and report to the superintendent every
The most important matter taken
up by the Board was that of providing
additional room' for the large number of
pupils in the schools. The Trustees
had hoped to have the new building
in readiness by the opening of the school
but this was not possible and the result
is that a number of grades are crowded.
One or two members of the Board
suggested cutting the auditorium in the
Griffin building up into class rooms.
Others objected to this and suggested
that rooms be made in the basement.
There was also a good deal of opposition
to this.
J. A. Jones had offered the school
the old Methodist church located on
New street just across from the campus
and a committee was appointed to
visit this yesterday and if after making
am inspection they thought that it
would be suitable for use, that it would
be secured. This committee looked
this building over yesterday and de
cided that it would be just the place
for several class rooms. A few alter
ations will be made and these class
rooms will be located in this structure
at an early date. Of course, as soon
as the new building has been erected
these daises will be moved into that.
Wednesday and Thursday of next
week will be the "big days" at the
Eastern Carolina Fair and the majority
of the pupils will want to attend on
one or both of these days. Wednesday
will be "educational day" and the
Board decided to give the pupils
a holiday on that day so that they
would have an opportunity of hearing
Dr. J. Y. Joyner who willtmake the
principal address of the day.
The Peoples Concert Band had asked
the Board to allow them to use the cam
pus for a band concert some time in the
near future and this request was
granted. Before the meeting closed
Miss Blanche Gaskill was selected to
assist Prof. Craven in the book department.
Famous Old Confederate Answers
Last Roll Call.
C. H. Flowers of Vandemere and
one daughter. The remains were taken
back to that place for interment.
of acquaintances.
Testimony as to the finding of poi
son in the admiral's body, and indica
tions as to the time and manner of its
administration was given by Profenor
W. F. Whitney and Professor William
Balch, both of the Harvard Medical
School. These experts retained by
the government, had analysed the con
quest, "to keep 'this feeble old man
away from a woman who wants to get
his money," She said Mrs. Eaton be
lieved the admiral was insane and
complained that he was always flirting
with girls and women. Mrs. Driscoll
said that while she was at the Eaton
home the admiral's habits were regu
lar and orderly. ,
Make JOURNAL Office
YOUR Headquarters
When attending the
Great Eastern Carolina
William Hall, one of the best all-
round shots in the world will give a
demonstration of Remington arms and
U. M. C. ammunition in this city on
October 28 at 2 o'clo.L. Mr. Hall is
Well Known Lady Died Sunday an expert with any l.:d of firearm
Afternoon. land his exhibition will be well worth
Richmond, Va., Oct. 21. Polk Mil
ler, a Richmond business man, known
throughout the South for his planta
tion stories of war times and his per.
formances, on the banjo at many Con
federate reunions, died suddenly at his
home here tonight. He was 69 years
In late years Mr. Miller had been
pressed into service by the Chamber
Alter suncring wun a complication 1 f rmm.rrc to heiD t0 entertain 30
ailment, for several week. Mrs. InEW SALVATIONIST ARRIVES TO T. . ?u:.i!
Sarah Thomas, wife of S. L. Dill,
passed away at her home, No. 12 Queen
treet. Sunday afternoon at 1:J0
or 40 National organisations which
held their annual conventions here.
With a banjo he frequently accompa
nied his "darkey quartette" and relat-
Captain J. F. Talbert, of Salisbury,
V ( wkn . ... . ...I.. .1.. 1' .... .in T M
Mrs. Dill was well known in New Bern Satterfield a. commander of the local I dimect He appeared in
and surrounding section, in years past or..... u. t..c "" nearly every Southern State, often
she has been active in the social life arrived to take up his new Jduties. ' .
of the city and has been an active Captain Satterfield and family left r , . . ,di
worker in tne cnurcn an., ner presence yc.tcruaj .u... ..,v,... A weeU ag0 he was the chief enter
will be sauiy missea. w... . . u..., tendered the
I he deceased was sixty-nine years 01 ...y. . r ,.,;.., uv thr tv of
. . . . ... 1 I I Jl .....t.iv... ......-.- J
age ana is survivea oy ner nusuanu
William Barr, white, was placed under
arrest yesterday at Washington by
United States Deputy Marshal Samuel
Lilly of this city on a warrant charging
him with retailing spirituous liquors
without a government license. Barr
was taken before the United States
Commissioner at that place and given
a preliminary hearing. Probable cuase
was found and the defendant bound
over to the next term of federal court
in New Bern under a bond of two hun
dred dollars. He succeeded in getting
bail in this amount and was released
from custody.
Federal court Is in session at Wash
ington this week and Barr is under
indictment on a charge of operating
an illicit distillery.
three sons A. T. Dill, S. L. Dill and Mar
cus Dill and one sister Miss Rebecca
The funeral will be conducted from
Centenary Methodist church this after
r or 4U years or mure 11c ut.cnu
over the South but seldom appeared
out of that territory, becasue, as he
Jacksonville. Oct. 21.-Miss Dell. PUined his diTect eUe
... . n , . 1, . 1 .11 ,. ... u. : 1 1. wnere were not ununwuw..
neonate OCIOCa Dy Rev. J. o. nune" vrauun, 1.1c tnw iniug auu bii.uiu"j.iii
and the interment will be made in Cedar fed daughter of G. F. Walton, a promi
Grove cemetey.r I nent merchant, of Jacksonville, R, F. D.
was married to Harry Dixon, of Wil-
BPWARD NEILSON DIED YES-1 mington, this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
TERDAY MORNING. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon left on the evening
train for Wilmington where they will
Edward Neilson died in this city I make their future home.
yesterday morning at Stewart's sana-
A bride thinks her husband unrea
sonable if he expects her to be rea
torlum where he had been carried to
Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Kafer have moved
Louis Ransom Howe, the ten months
old son of Wm. P. and Olivia Howe
We are exceeingly grateful for the
sympathy which has been ex
pressed for our son, and we take this
opportunity to thank our many friends
for their kind reraemberence in our
period of distress. At this writing it
seems that the accident is not going
to be as serious as was once thought.
The wounded arm is rapidly recovering
and it -is the belief of his physician
that h will recover the entire use of
his arm and hand, but will leave some
few scars. Sincerely,
W R. Sauls and family,
Fort Barnwell, N. C.
Senator F. M. SIsnaiM who has
been spending a few days at hie fares
1 it 1 1 1 ' 1 11 1 sa ' ' . n. unit 1 nn v t ' w 1 1 sei rL
receive treatment for a complication of I .. ... u . died at th home of its parents on Bern lU1 Jones county is in the city for a short
auments. Mr. netison, wno was a N,Uon8, ,venue wWfh hu recently re yesieroay ancrnoon. . . .. ( vwlt Del ore returning r""
will dc conuueteu tins morning iru.u uit to resume nts ontctai auiic aw via
home and the remains laid at rest I q( the Finance Committee of the Senate,
in Cedar Grove cemetery.
native Norwegian, was fifty V''"' iK.en completed. This residence la one
of age. The remains were sent to Wit . .h mMt ,nrti ,k., tUi
I . r I ,. . I - " ""-u.
I r -, lor interment.

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