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Brownstown Banner (Newspaper) - March 1, 1905, Brownstown, Indiana » ' - VOL. XXXVI. BROWNSTOWN INDIANA. WEDNESDAY. MAR. 1, 1905. NO. 49. SÎRftNGEjCTIÛIIS, Stephen Douglass Disap= . pears From His Home, Leaving Impression That He Had Committed Suicide. Considerable (jxcitement was created here Monday m iming, when it was reported that Stejihen Douglass had disappeared from his home and had committed suicide liy taking carbolic acid and then jajB-.)ed into White riyer. However, from the latest developments, he is still alive bat his whereabouts are unknown. Mr. Douglass is-a farmer about forty years of age, and resided on the farm of his father-in liw, Abel McCormick, about a mile and a half east of town. Sunday aftei-noon he took a walk to the river with bis wife and little daughter, returning home about three o'clock. After remaining about the premises awhile he started away, and his wife asked him where be was going. He did not gi ve her a definite reply, but left the impression that he was going in the oeigtiborhood of Andrew Robertson's. He had also talked some previously of going to Cortland. He passed Mr. Robertson's place and was met by severa", acquaintances, but when asked where ho was going evaded an answer. He continued his way to Shields and was seen to go into the wooden bridije across White riyer at that place ab jut dark, which was the last seen of him in that neighborhood. Monday morning as Oliver Boswell and Fritz Altemeyer were driving through the Shields bridge they saw a man's hat near the Httle window of the ' bridge on the north side over the middle pier. Upon investigation they found a slip of paper under the hat band with Stephen Douglass written on it. The paper had been in the hat for some time, being used as a hat mark. An empty bottle of carbolic acid and a glass were a\so found with the hat. Word wap. telephoned to town and the family w as notified of the discovery. While Mrs. Douglass was somewhat uneasy when her husband did not return home Sunday night, yet she con eluded that he had probably gone to Cortland, end thought it was him coming home, w hen she stepped to the door to be shocked by the above news. When Fernando Foster, mail carrier on route forir, came around he handed Mrs. Duglafis a letter, which proved to be from her husband. He had dropped it in Henry Sitterding's mail box while on his way to Shields. In the letter he spoke of his debts and especially the oalance he owed on a span of ninles, which he had purchased of Andrew Robertson, and said that he was going to end it : J1. He told her to try to keep the children together if she possibly could. He also said that he h.ad left her all the mooey he had and did not have enough to pay funeral expenses, which, together with the finding of his hat (m the bridge, would leave the imprefsion that he had jumped into the riyer after taking the acid. Howe-^'e::, in spite of the evidences of suicide, a little farther investigation caused many to reach the conclasiou that this s^asonlv a ruse. This ojiiaion was strengthened in difEerent ways. In the first place the cork bad beeu placed back in the empty bottle, bottle was found under the hat and the oi-own of the hat bad been mashed down and the empty glass laid on top. ar.d all were carefully set on one aide oí the bridge so as to not be disturbed and possibly knocked in the river by a pai^eing rig before being discorere 1. But the strongest evidence to set aaiile the suicide theory was the fact that a cap, which he had not worn for some time, was missing from the house and he was seen to try the cap on only a few days beforf be disappeared. While in town Saturday night he Is i intimated to several friends that he was going away. Tuesday morning the last doubt that he had committed suicide was removed when it was learned that Mr. Douglass had been seen at Seymour, by Henry Critcher, who was well acquainted with him. Mr. Critcher says he -saw Douglass on the platform of the Pennsylvania depot and saw him get on the north bound train, due there about ten o'clock, and that he wore a cap. He is positive he is not mistaken as the two were well acquainted. Mr. Douglass leayes a wife and three children, two boys and one girl. The family were much attached to each other and his strange action is quite a shock to them. They have the sympathy of many friends in their trouble. Property Changing Hands. Considerable property has changed hands in Brownstown the past year, but the past week has witnessed an unusual number of transfers. Will Tuell, of Vallonia, has purchased Walter Johnston's residence on West Walnut street; consideration, $800. Mr. Tuell will move here in a few weeks. He will build an addition to the house and make other improve ments. Our citizens extend a hearty welcome to Mr. Tuell and family. Walter Johnston has purchased Fernando Foster's house on South Main street; consideration, $1000, Fernando Foster has purchased ten acres of ground of E. M. Wells, in the north part of town ¡consideration $1000. Mr. Foster will erect a five-room cottage on the place, just across the street in front of Capt. B. E. Long's residence. Wm. Shutts has sold his residence in Venice to Henry Eggersman; consideration, §650. It is Mr. Shutts' intention to move to a more central part of town. House Burned. A three room house belonging to Tom Easton, just north of Shortridge's blacksmith shop, was destroyed by fire shortly before seven o'clock Tuesday morning. The West End department responded to the alarm but could not saye the building, as the fire was under considerable headway when discovered. The house was occupied by Herbert Owens and wife. The former had gone to his work and the latter had gone out in town when the fire broke out. They lost all of their household goods. It is supposed the fire originated from the kitchen stove. There was no insurance on the building or contents. Fell From a Scaffold. While working on Henry Mellon-camp's barn near Sauers, last Thursday, the scaffold broke, throwing four men to the ground, viz: Henry Mellon-camp, John F. Steltonpohl, Henry Ruwe and Wm. C. Stuck wish. They fell about fourteen feet and Mr. Mel lonçamp had two ribs broken. The others were badly shaken up but not seriously injured. Had not the ground been in a soft, muddy condition the result would no doubt have been more serious. TO JUNCTION. Seymouf People "Wust Go Ride On S. I. Who Hereafter Seymour people who want to go west m the evening over the Southern Indiana railroad will be compelled to go to Seymour Junction or they don't get on! That is the indirect stipulation of the new time card that goes into effect on that road Sunday, as it is declared that this train as it comes from Westport wiU not come to Seymour depot, but instead will stop at Seymour Junction where it will receiye passengers. This will prove, we believe, quite unsatisfactory as it will cause a long walk for drummers and others, who come from the east to this city with business to transact down town. The new train that goes on will leaye Bedford a 7 a. m., arrive at Seymour at ,8.1u; leaves Seymour for Westport at 8:40; arrive at Westport at 0:40; leave Westport for the west at 10:05; arrive at Seymour 11:05, then goes back to Westport at 3 p. m., arriving thereat 4:00, then leaving Westport at 4:35 arrives at Seymour Junction at 5:30 and then leaving for Bedford. The early morning train for the west will hereafter leave at 7:15, The forenoon train that has heretofore arrived at 9:503will arrive at 11:15 and leave for . the west at 3 p. m.—Seymour Democrat. iCCIDENM OESIS Of Two of Medora's For= mer Citizens. Clell Hali Falls From a Bridge And John Gray Killed in a Wreck. Veterans Pay Tribute to Old Colored Lady, A great many people, residents of this city, paid tribute to the memory of a ' poor but honest woman Monday afternoon when they attended the funeral of Aunty Cole, which was held in the Tabernacle. The funeral was preached by Elder Z. T. Sweeney, and he made many touching references to the life of this woman as an example of gratitude and honesty. The day was never too wet nor too cold but what this woman would turn out for a parade in which soldiers marched. There, with a flag in hand she would keep step with the men who fought to preserve the nation. Monday afternoon in memory of the many times she had been with the soldiers in their parades and marches, a number of the members of the G. A. R. Post turned out and formed an escort which marched to the cemetery with the remains of the woman who had loved the soldiers so well.—Columbus Republican. Nathan Powell Dead. Nathan Powell died suddenly at his home at Madison, Sunday, of apoplexy, aged 44 years. Mr. Powell was one of Madison's most prominent citizens and was well known oyer the state. He made the race for congress in this district against Hon. F. M. Grifi&th in 1900, and during his campaign made quite a number of friends and acquaintances in this county. . • For Sale. Soma choice Poland Pigs, pure bred, either sex; also pure bred Black Plymouth Rock Eggs. Come see my stock. East Honeytown. 49-3 w Geo. M. Holeman. Holiness Revival. A series of reviyal meetings will begin at the court house, Saturday night, March 11th. Mrs. Hattie Wines and daughter, of Homestead. Ind., and Mrs. D. A. Brewer, of Whiteland, Ind., all evangelists of more than local reputation, will be present. The meetings will continue ten days and will be non-denominational. A cordial invitation is extended to the public in general to attend. Dead Letter List. The following is the list of letters remaining in the postoflSce at this place, which, if not taken out within two weeks, will be sent to the dead letter office at Washington. Hanna, Mr. Robert Jerman, Mr. R. W. Terry, Mr. Charles N. Hamlin Smith, Postmaster. Crossties Wanted. We pay fifty and thirty cents for White, Burr and Chestnut Oak; Black Walnut, Wild Cherry, Black Locust, Mulberry; and forty cents for Chestnut ties. Dimensions, seven by eight inches by eight and a half feet long. Eastin & rochijeil. Speci.al from Jledora. Mrs. Tom Richards received word Monday that her brother. Clell Hall, had fallen from a bridge at Terre Haute, breaking both legs and sustaining other serious injuries, and Tuesday morning the sad news was rpceiv-ed that he had died from his injuries. Mr. Hall formerly resided at this place and is well known in this part of the county. He had been working on the bridge at Terre Haute for some time. He leaves a mother, one sou and three sisters. Several of the relatives left for Terre Haute Tuesday morning, but it is not known at this writing whether the remains will be brought here for burial or not. Word was received here last Tuesday that John Gray, formerly of this place, but who has been railroading for several years, was killed in a wreck near Winslow, Ind. Mr. Gray was engineer of the train and when the wreck occured he was thrown from the engine and scalded to death. Oat of the large number of passengers and trainmen he was the only one killed, and but five others were injured. He leaves a wife and several children. Wanted for Murder. Frank Knight Arrested at Seymour on Serious Charge. Real Estate Transfers. Koal Estate Transfers reported 137 O. 8. Brooke, abstractor and 5 per cent, loans. John Loebline to Elizabeth Krete, lot 5 and pt lot 6, Butler's ad to Seymour—$100. Lincoln Try on to John M. Lawson, lot 4, Sparksville^f SOO. Wm. H. Treadway to Boone Dixon, pt se sw,-2 4 2, lOJacres, Carr tp—$300. Florence B. Durhaip to Bruce Jarvis, lot 15 blk 24, Seymour—$800. H. W. Wacker, Auditor, to George Schwein, tax deed, wh ne sw, 24 5 4. ;iO acres, Brownstown tp—95 cents. Nancy Applewhite to Bazel Hanner, lot 11 blk A. Kurtz—$40. John A. Cox to Minnie V. Wells,' pt ne ne, 16 (5 4, 17 acres, Brownstown tp —$500. Clark Dixon to Laura E. Dixon, pt sw, 11 4 2, 79 acres, Carr tp—$800. Joseph ©nmmings to Rhoda Sherrell, lot 10 and sh 9, Kurtz—$75. Ellen Boling to Sarah A. Croucheir, wh lot 45, blk L,' Butler's ad to Seymour—$450. \ John H. Pollert to Wm. Kloker and wife, lot 9 blk L, Butler's ad to Seymour—$325. Hallie Benton to Elihu M. Wells, pt se, 11 5 4, 16 35-100 acres, Brownstown tp-$l. Ella Reddicker^to Henry J. F. Hack-man, pt 5-4 4, 14 acres. Driftwood tp— $560. Elisha C. Bess to Sophia D. Schlent-ker, lot 137, P. Rider's ad to] Crothers-ville—$50. Geo. P, Smith to Sophia D. Schlent-ker, lot 141, P. Rider's ad to Crothers-vill ,—$400. Coena Phillips' to O. Carter SBoggs, wh ne, wh ne, 1 4 2, 80 acres, Carr tp —$1000. Wm. Tuell to Solmon H. Wrisht, pt se se, 20 5 4, 1-8 acre. Driftwood tp— $500. - Sophia Fagel to Wm. F. Adams, pt sw se, 15 6 G, 13i acres. Carr tp—$703. Frank Knight, of Duquoin, Ills., was arrested at Seymour, last Friday evening at the home of his uncle, Harrison Dowell, on the charge of mnrder. He is charged with shooting Barney Colso, an Italian, at Duquoin, on the night of February 4th. Knight does not deny the charge but claims the shooting was done in self defense. He says that on the night of the shooting he entered a saloon kept by an Italian and Colso was in there. The latter accused him of keeping company "with his wife, which resulted in a quarrel, when the Italian drew a revolver and fired the first shot. He drew his revolver and fired inflicting a fatal wound on Colso, who did not die until several days afterward. He had only been in Seymour three or four days. He says the reason he fled was because he feared the Italians would organize a mob. However, when officers came after him Saturday, they told a different story. They said he was a "bad man," and that he did not shoot in self-de fense, but that after he and the Italian were separated and Colso had been put out the back door and Knight out of the front door that he ran around the building and shot the Italian down. Knight is only about nine.teen years of age. Court Proceedings. John A. Ritter vs C. I. &L. Ry. Co., damages; continued. John M. Felknor vs C. L & L. Ry. Co., damages; continued. Heloise McMillen, et al, vs Sarah T. Gillespie, et al, mortgage; Milton B. Hottel appointed special Judge. John V. Scanlan vs Brownstown Litrawboard and Paper Co., damagas; continued. Perry Brownfield vs Lillie Brown field, divorce; dismissed. David C. Lewis vs Mary E. Lewis, divorce; granted. Fred Leineger vs Louis Vogle, set for trial March first. John F. Leathermore ys Frank Falk, et al, contract: set for trial March 10th. Louis Richart ys Peter Weason, ap peal; dismissed. New Cases. Jas. Bürgin vs Christiana Bürgin; diyorce. Arthur H. Degolyer vs Rebecca F. Bottorff, to quiet title. Arthur H. Degolyer va Robert Har-sein to quiet title. Arthur Degolver vs John Cummings. to quiet title. Arthur H. Degolyer vs 'Amanda Weddel!, to quiet title, Mattie O. McDonald, as Admr., vs P. C. C. & St. L. Ry. Co., damages. Arthur Degolyer vs James I. Miller; note. The Grand Jury adjourned last Friday and returned 29 indictments. Remember The "Gov. Morton" Cigar is sold direct from the factory at one profit, thereby Guaranteeing a better 5 cent Cigar to the Smoker. Returned to Seymour. The father and brsther of Frankie Palmer, the dope fiend of Seymour, who,has been in jail here for some time, came here last evening and presented to Sheriff W.F. Dinkens a note from John Congdon, city judge, of Seymour. The note said that bond had been furnished and that Frankie Palmer should be returned to Seymour on the next train.—Columbus Times. DEATH RECORD. McCann—Benjamin F. McCann. formerly of this place, died at his home in Seymour, Monday moiniug, Felb-rnary 37, 1905, at 8 o'clock a. m. aged 68 years, 4 months and 12 days. About a week ago he fell upon the ice the shock of which, complicated with heart trouble, caused his death. Deceas(3d was well known here having resided, for a number of years on a farm west of town, moying from heie to Seymour about eighteen years ago. He was born ia Muskingnm coanty. Oh:io, October 12, 1836, and came to Jackson county in 1864. He was united in marriage to Hettie Woodmaaaee, of this place, in. 1868. To this union were born seven children, five of whom preceded him to the grave. His wife and two sons, Edward, of Coffeyville, Kas., and Benjamin, of Seymour, survive him. also one brother and one sister, two half brothers and one half sister. Mr. McCann was well known all over the county and was the inventor of the McCann well. He was a member of Sejmour Lodge of Odd Fellows and also Commander of the G. A. R. Post at that place. Saltjiarsh-Chas. A. Saltmarsh. formerly of this county, died at New Castle, Ind., Saturday, February 25, 1905, of pneumonia, aged 57 viars. Deceased was well known over the county, haying lived in Driftwood township, where he taught school; from there he moved to Brownstown andi'rom here to Seymour, where he resided a number of years and was engaged in the real estate and insurance busi aess. The remains were bronght to Seymour, Tuesday, for burial. Gaither—Wm, Gaither, a well-known citizen of Gibson township, Washington county, died Saturday. February 25, 1905, aged 76 year;? A number of relatives from here liroye oyer to attend the funeral, Monday. Westfall—Mrs. Sophia L, West-fall, died at the home of her son Henrv, in Seymour, Thursday morning. February 23, 1905, aged 85 years. A Card. To my friends and patrons; I have accepted a position with the Indiana Lumberman's Mutual Fire Insurance Company as a special agent. In leaving Brownstown I first want to thank all of you for your many fayors and an exceedingly liberal patronage. I have taken my line of work for the sole reason that the out door life will be better for my health. Should the experiment not give tie desired results. I'll use my return ticket and come back home. Again thanking you. I am Yours Most Truly. Geo. Fassold. Weds His Step=daughter; David M. Dougherty, of Medora, was in town this morning and secured a license at the Clerk's office to V7ed his step daughter, Nancy Adelia Danham. The groom is seventy years of age and the bride fifty. Mr. Dougherty's wife died February 7th, 1905. Reports of Sunday Schools. Presbyterian—Attendance lio; collection, $I 24. Methodist—Attendance; 122; collection, $1 71 Baptist—Attendance 44 ; collection, 48c. Crossties Wanted. We pay fifty and thirty cents for White, Burr and Chestnut Oak, and Black Walnut, Wild Cherry. Black Locust and Mulberry, and fojcty cents for Chestnut Crossties. Di mensions seven inches by eight inches by eight and one-half feet. W.R. Bolles. Marriage License. John W. Baurley to Katie B. Quinn. M. D. Wiley to Mary A., Mullen. G. Wm. Wischmeier to Louiso Wulff. David M. Dougherty to Adelia Nancy Dunham. We represent The Peerless Merchant Tailoring Co., of Cincinnati, and the Louisville Clothing Co., of Louisville. Look at our samples and get oar prices. J. D. DXJiaiENT. coflsistifllg of Carpets, Art Squares, Room=size Rugs Mattiflgs, Lace Curtains, Shades, Etc. In is kept a compiete and up4o=date line of Dry Goods, Notions, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Gent's Furnishing 6oods, Groceries Hardware, Stoves, Cutlery, Fsniiing implements. Salt, Lime and Cement. . . . . . . . . . Sun.'" mm -,
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