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   Brownstown Banner (Newspaper) - April 5, 1905, Brownstown, Indiana                                 ROWNSTOWN  VOL. XXXYIL  BROWNSTOWN INDIANA. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 5, 1905.  NO. 2.  Sunday School Convention.  E. D. Qoîisr at the Brownstown  Tov/iiship Meeting.  James Cope!and, Well= known Vallonia Citizen,  Preliminary tn the Annnal Township Convention of the Sunday Schools of Brownstow.i Mr. Edward D. Goller, of Inclianapoli:i, estate Field Worker, delivered a lecture at the Christian church last Saturday night. His sub ject was "The Boys and the Sunday School," ani he handled the same in j such a maa'. erful way as to please anu instruct hif entire audience.  Sunday afrernonn, April 2nd, the regular conveniiou was held in the PresbyteriE.n churcli. Mr. Goller conducted a round table on the Sunday School fro:!i all sides. He also spoke on the The Elieciive Teacher. Both exercises were exceedingly well received.  At 4o'c.oc;r in the afternoon was the Boys and Girls Gession. This les son was t'je best of all—"Jesus the Light of the V7orId ' was iiltistratt-a bv illustrated by bnraiag tapera, by blackboard diagrams and by a chemical exhibition. Thifi latter captured all present, lixpressions like these conid be heard cu every side: "Wasn't that fineV" "I never saw anything equal to it'."—"Good US a show", etc.  The night sersion of the conyeulion was held ;it the M. E. church, where Mr. Goller again dplivered an address, subject i-i i-oiit Lino dnnday School." At this session the church was crowded to its fullest capacity, including League room and c;r.Uory.  The following are the officers elected for the eiisuini; year: Frank Ireland, Pres ; F. <J. Foster, Vica Pres ; Mary Enochs, Sec.; Lucy Browning, Treas.; Laura Tr..;ker, Snpt. H. D.; Sarah C. Findley, Snpt. Teacher's Training; Lucy Barkman, Snpt. Prim.; J. R. Kent, To^TnsQip Del. to State Convention at lIIoomingtOD, June 1st and 2, lOOo.  The following Resolution was adopted by a rising vote:  "Resolved, that the thanks of the Sunday School people of the town of Brownstown in general, and of this Convention in particular be, and they are hereby tendered to Mr. Edward D. Goller for this visit to our town, for his wonderful zenl and enthusiasm in the Sunday School work, and for the able lectares and exercises with which he has favored us. * * *  Takes iiis Own Life bj^ Shooi= in? Himseif.  SALE OF LOTS.  Eleven Lois in Wells' Addition Sold at Auction.  School Notes.  Rev. \7eaver gave his last talk for the year to the high school, Monday morning. These talks by the different pastors have been much appreciated by teachers and pupils.  The work of the last month of the school year was begun Monday. An effort is being made to complete the work hissigncjd for the year in a creditable manner.  Several teachers were in Indianapolis, Saturday.  This is an unusually good season for the study of Nature. Wild flowers are are plentiful now for that work. The seeds planted by the children have grown in a surprising speed and are now being transplanted. The corn and bean giyes the cycle material for the Ist Primary. The little people have learned that it takes sun and rain to open the little seed and start its growtn. The 2-ad Primary has applied Nature study and drawing to« the decorat ion of a calendar.  Greek History stories and myths are used in the 3rd grade. The children have ir..uch interest in these stories and the history is thus made attractiye.  The .~)th grade irt working with the old Norse myths. They have learned the derivation of the names of the days of the week.  James Copeland, a ffell-known citizen of Valionia, committed suicide last Thursday afternoon, about 1:30 o'clock, by shooting himself in the head with a revolver, causing instant death.  Mr. Copeland was a carpenter by occupation and a well respected citizen. However, he had cue failing—that of drinking—which was no doubt the causo of his rash act. He was not an habitual drinker, but when once started seemed to haye no control over his appetite for liquor, and it was while on one of his periodical sprees that he took his life.  He left home shortly after dinner, Thursday, and started toward White river. Hin wife saw him after he had gone some distance, and as he had attempted suicide about three years ago by taking poison, she grew suspicions of his actions. She at once looked for bis revolver, which he had cleaned out about two weeks ago. and seeing it was gone, she hastily informed several parties of her fears of bis intentions to ommit suicide. *  Several persons at once started after him, but before tbcy had gone very far he had reached the river and fired the fatal shot. Ho went a short distance bslow the bridge and shot himself while standing near the river's edge. Some parties coming across the bridge heard him shoot, and saw his body lying across some willow brushes in some shallow water. He fired two shots, the first going through the rim of his hat and the second taking effect near the right temple.  Deceased was about 58 years of aije. He had a large circle of friends and acquaintances who were shocked to hear of his death. He leaves an aged father, several brothers and sis lers, his wife and two sons, viz: Guy Copeland, who is nn operator at Washington. Ind., aiid Evan Copeland, train dispatcher at Flora, ills.  The funeral services were held at Vallonia. Saturday afternoon, under the auspices of Medora Lodge, F. & A. M., of which he was a member in good standing.  K. of P. Banquet.  About one hundred and fifty persons gathered at the K. of P. Hall last Friday night to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the organization of 'the lodge at this place. It was not intend ed as an elaborate affair, but an unpretentious social gathering, which was highly enjoyed by all present Light refreshments, consisting of cake, punch and lemonade, were served after the following interesting and entertaining program which was rendered:  Song, America.  invocation. Eld. J. C. Whitt.  Brownstown Lodge. No GO., D. A. Kochenour.  Solo, Miss Zelma Fountain.  Recitation. Mrs. Zelma Leas,  Address. Eld. J. C. Whitt.  Solo, Miss Anna Boyatt.  Patronize Home.  Encourage home enterprise by buying ice put up by home people. I will make deliveries every morning. Get my prices before making: your contracts for the season. 'Phone No. 10.  Sylvester Sevvell..  The public sale of tosvn lots in E. M. Wells' addition to the town of Browns-tow n occurred last Thursday afternoon. Quite a crowd gathered ou the premisesand a considerable interest was manifested in the bidding. The following represents H. plat of the addition, with the exception that cemetery avenue does not run on a straight line parallel with Popular street, b^it veers slightly southeast and northwest:  c E :.r I-; t r a n i ' k. ? "  i  ..1  POl'Li.Ml sTKKKT.  Notice.  Dr. Lew E. Wallace, specialist, of Indianftpolis, will be in Brownstown, Saturday, April 8,1905, at the residence of J. M. Wallace. Practice limited to nose, throat and ear.  OLD LWARIi,  Tearing Down the Old Schoo! Building,  Which Withstood the Elements More Than Sixty Years.  MAIN STREET.  Capt. D. B. Vanca acted as auctioneer and the lots were "Once, twice, three times and sold" to the highest bidders as follows:  No. 1—D. B. Vance, §105; size of lot 148x221 feet.  No. 2—Robert (Erhart) Wells, $56; 75x233 feet.  No. 3—Peter Meahl, |65: 75x241 feet.  No. 4—Benjamin Robbins, $65; 85x150 feet.  No. 5—Peter Meahl, §6G; 75x150 feet.  No. 6—Alex Daugherty, $67; 75x100 feet.  No. 7—Ray Vermilya, $77; 75x150 feet.  No 8—Benjamin Robbins, ¡^130; S5x 1.50 feet.  No. 9—Alex Greger, $100; 75x150 feet.  No, 10—O. B. Burrell, $149; 75x150 feet.  No. 11—Ray Vermilya, $155; 75x150 feet.  Here is an indication how property h?8 increased in Brownstown. About twelye y ears ago Mr. W^ells purchased about eighteen acres of land, of which this is a part for $600. Daring these years;he made good interest on the investment by renting the land as cow pasture. A few years ago h-o sold an acre for the German cemetery for $100. This spring he sold thirteen acres to Fernando Foster for $1000, and the balance he platted into town lots, which brought him $1055. Here is a total of $2155. on his investment of $600. Not a bad showing for the town, or Mr. Wells either.  A BUSY DAY.  Leg Broken.  From Duclleytown Items.  Henry, the four year-old son of Ed Schneider met with quite a serious accident last Wednesday morning. He went into the barnyard to turn out some cows, when the strong wind blew the door on him, breaking one of his legs. However, he is improving as well as could be expected.  Remember  The "Gov. Morton" Cigar is sold dit rect from the factory at one profit, thereby Guaranteeing a better 5 cent Cigar to the Smoker.  P. ,T. McNerney started a force of men to tear down the old school building, Monday morning, with C. C. Boyatt in charge of the work.  The tearing down of this building removes an old landmark, not only of the town but of the county, as the building was originally built by the count}' under a statute of the legislature providing for the building of a county seminary in every county in the state.  We have been unable to learn the exact date that it was built, bi'.t from the bost information at hand, it must hcive been about ISOS or 1840. It was originally a oae .story with two rooms and cost $1391.50. About the year 1858 the second story was added and after that the school became widely known as the "White River Academy," and at the time was considered as one of the finest school buildings in this section. During the administration of J. H. Burrell as township trustee the building wag purcha,sed by Brownstown township, and about 1870 became the property of the town.  It was used for school purposes until 1S92. when, owing to the strong demand for a larger and better building, our present elegant twelve-room building was constructed at a cost ofi$33000. The new building was ^dedicated on October 21, 1892, but the schools did not take up their work in the new building until the fall of 1893.  From Aunt Lizzie Waddel we learn that the first teacher in the old county seminary was a Presbyterian minister named Moses Robertson. The last superintendent in the old edifice was Prof. Eyans.  While the old school building on the hill has been an eye-sore to the town for many years, yet there is a sense of sadness in seeing it torn down, for around those dear old walls and playgrounds cluster many pleasant recollections of the school days of almost twr<i generations o2 citizens of this community, many of whom, no doubt, recall the following beautiful lines as they see the last remnants of the old building cleared away:  I've wandered to the Tillage, Tom,  I've sat beneath the tree, Upon the school-house play-ground.  That sheltered you and me; But none were left to greet me, Tom,  And few were left to know. Who played with me upon the green,  Just forty years ago.  * * #  Some are in the church-yard laid.  Some sleep beneath the sea; And none are left of our old class  Excepting yon and me. And when our time shall come, Tom,  And we are called to go, I hope we'll meet with those we loved Some forty years ago.  We Beat 'Em All.  When it comes to Wall Paper we take the lead. We carry a large stock to select from,comprising all the latest designs. We have the styles to suit you at prices below anybody.  C. A. Br an am an.  Reports of Sunday Schools.  presbytekian—Attendance 66; collection, $1.23.  Christian:-Attendance. 124; Collection, $1.51.  Baptist—Attendance 62; collection, esc.  Methodist—Attendance, 120; collection, $1.71 -  Sewing Machines on easy terms at Schneider & Miller's.  Matrimonial Market Somewhat Active Saturday.  Last Saturday was a record-breaker in Clerk Tinder's office in the matrimonial business, as he issued six marriage license on that day. It was no "April Fool" matter either, for three couples were united in marriage before leaving the Clerk's office.  The first was a double wedding, which occurred just after noon. The contracting partits were Marshall Cummings and Mi.'rs C'ara Belle Cor-nett, both of Norman Station, and Charles Hntchinson and Miss Dessie Clark, of near Leesville. Both ceremonies were performed by Rey. T. W. Northcott. The first named couple will make their home at Bedford where the groom has employment. The other couple will go to house-keeping near Leesville but in this county. All the parties are well known in Owen and Carr townships.  Soon after the double wedding, John R. Gleason ard Carrie Kurtes applied for marriage license, and they also had the ceremony performed in the Clerk's office. Eld. J. C. Whitt officiated in this case. The couple droye here from Seymour but gave their home as Louis ville. The groom was 48 years of age and the bride 44. Just as they were getting in their carriage, several fun-loving young ladies of this place, who happened to be around at the time, treated them to a shower of rice, which the newly wedded strangers accepted very good naturedly.  McNinch==Robertson.  A very pretty home wedding occurred Sunday evening, April the second, at nine o'clock at the home of Hon. Jonathan Robertson, when his youngest daughter. Genevieve, was united in marriage to Dr. Joseph S. McNinch, of Evansville. Ind., Elder J. C. Whitt. of the Christian church, ofiiciated. During the simple but impressive ceremony Tobanis' "Hearts and Flowers" was rendered softly by the bride's sister. Miss Carrie Bell Robertson.  The bride looked lovely in a dainty gown of white silk, with lace trimmings and carried a shower bouquet of bridal roses and ferns. The groom wore the conventional black. Following the congratulations all adjourned to the dining room where refreshments were served. The decorations were in green and white, the flowers used being carnations and lillies-of-the-valley.  The bride is a very charming and accomplished young lady, whose cheerful and happy disposition has made her one of Brownstown's favorites and her many friends regret that she will no longer form one of their social circle.  Dr. McNinch is an estimable young dentist of Evansville, Ind., who was formerly associated with Dr. Murphy in his dental work here. During his brief stay he made scores of friends, being a favorite with both old and young.  The happy couple left on the midnight train for Washington, from where they will proceed to their future home in Evansville, Ind. They will be at home to their friends after April 19th.  Only the immediate relatives were present at the ceremony, the out of town guests being the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Henry C. Swain, of Seymour, Ind., the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. McNinch, his sister, Miss Maud McNinch and cousin. Miss Catherine^Shannon, all of LaPorte, Ind.  The bride and groom were the recipients of many handsome presents. 7-  Tan-bark Wanted.  We are now ready to buy Tan-bark. Anyone wanting to sell should see us or writestating amount you can furnish W. R. Bolles, Ewing, Ind.  DEATH RECOFiD.  Vawteks—Mrs. Mary H. Vawters, a highly esteemed fedy and lifo-long resident of JacksoE connty, died at the home of her daTsgbier, Mrs. J. L. Hinkle, in Cleaxspjiag, Sunday. April 2, 1905. The immediats canse of her death was organic k&art trouble, but she had been in pooT health abouc two years. Deceased ■W2& born ia this county near Medoia,. September 28. 1838. She was the^yidow of Capt. Taz-well Vawters. Captain of tho 67th Regt. Ind. Vol., io v/hom she was united in marriage January 22, 1845, and who preceded her to the grave in 1870. To their Bsiou were born nine children, five of w-l3ii>Ei are Hying, viz: L. T. Vawters, of Elwood, Ind.; Mrs. J. L. Hinkle, of Morney, Ind.; L. W. Vawters, St. Joseph, Mo., and LIrs. J. E. Payne, of Bro'/Vsstowa. She also leaves one brothe?^ J. W. Lo:kman, :ind one sister.,itT3. Robt D. Owens, both of O-wen township. Mrs. Vawters was well inoTTu in the western part of the cotiBJy. She possessed a strong force of ciaTHcter. and it: all her dealings was a st-ici observer of the Golden Rule. Herl-iintl, hospitable and charitable disposilisu won Ler a host oi friends. See was a consistent member of the Baptist church for manj" years. The funeral services v/ere held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at tlie Baptist church in Clearspriug. Services were conducted by Rev. Briagle, of Westport, who was pastor of the church for five years, after w'lich the remains were laid to re'it in the Clear-spring cemetery.  Watton—Mrs. Watton, for  merly of this place, died at St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis, Wednesday, March 29, 1905, of tuberculoeis. She had been ic poor health for a number of years. Abont two years ago she and her husband moyed south with hope that her health would be improved. But she grew -worse and last January they came back to Silyeryille, Ind. She was in St. Vincent hospital abont three weeks when she died. The remains were taken to her former home at Bedford for bnrial. Deceased liyed here about fonr years ago with her husband, who was engaged here in the watch repairing business. She was well known by many of our citizens.  Robertson—Mrs. Lafe Sobertson died at her home in tnis township, near Pleasant Grove, Saturday, April 1, 1905. jnst shortly afterEOon. She was only sick abont three Lours, the cause of her death being hemorrhage of the brain. She was 47 years of age. The funeral was held at the Pleasant Grove chnrch this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Her eon Dale and daughter Ruby arrived here from the West Tuesday. We will depend upon our Pleasent Grove correspondent for an obituary next week.  Kennedy—Walter Kennedy, formerly of Seymour, died at St. Louis. Friday, March 31, 1905, of rheumatism, aged 32 years^_  Marriage License.  William B. Bowers to Bertha C. Al-bertson.  Earl Price Bobertson to Mary Selena Kent.  Albert Phegley to Ella Spreen. Marshall Cummings to Clara Belle Cornett.  Charley Hntchinson to Dessie Clark. Percival D. Lnbker to Laura B. Robinson.  John R. Gleason to Carrie Curtes. Joseph S. McNinch to Genevieve Rob« ertson.  John Henry Leerkamp to Lora Ella Trowbridge.  WooH Wooll Wool!  We pay the highest mark st price for wool. Coffey Bros.,  Ewing, Ind.  of all kinds, including the celebrated Oliver Chilled; Land Rollers, Etc., Harrows, Cultivators, Etc., in fact our implement line is complete Tennessee Wagons, Buggies, Road Wagons, Sorries, iiar= ness, single & double, heavy & light; Collars, Halters, Whips,tepaks,Lime Cement  Clothing, Shoes, Rugs, Carpets, Mattings, Cur=  tains, Window Shades,  • i-  Oil Cloth and Linoleum  Garden  Seed Potatoes, Groceries and Provisions, Queensware, Hardware, Tinware, Rooi= ing of Steel, Iron and Tin; Guttering and other Tinwork to order.  Ö4E2Ä23]  WING, IND  '-■''^»jvàriiLiÂfc. > 1« "''"•i'-i^.^.l.SA,   

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