Two burglaries were reported to police this morning. The residence of Willard V.B. Campbell, 105 Geneva Ave., was entered as was a motorcycle repair shop on South Fir Street. Little of value was secured in either place.
The city has been fairly free of burglaries of late and it is believed by the police that the robberies of Friday night were by a few men in town. No clue as to their identity has been found.
The dog catcher has been very busy during the past seven days and more dogs are wearing license tags than for many years previous. To date, 140 tags have been sold and more added to the list daily.
The collection of dogs on South Riverside is very interesting. There are big dogs and small dogs, fat dogs and lean. Every description almost can be found except pedigreed dogs. About 25 dogs are on hand now.
Poundmaster Wylott has just completed a number of nets to help catch strays.
Emil Britt was elected mayor of Jacksonville yesterday evening by the council and at once assumed the place of Mayor T.T. Shaw, resigned.
The election came as somewhat of a surprise to the citizens of Jacksonville, who expected the new council to fill the vacancy. Instead of this the old council elected the mayor before the new members were seated. Some of the new members are reported to be opposed to Britt.