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Covington Republican (Newspaper) - May 24, 1901, Covington, Indiana The Covington Republican ■ J"!. VOLUME XXVII. COVINGTON, INDIANA, MAY 24, 1901. NUMBER 21 NewsNotelets Of a Short and Mordant Style of Architecture Reflecting THE TO AND FRO Movements of Our Citizens Sandwiched in Witli the Coming and Going of That Portion of the WorJd That Visited the City on a Business or Pleasure Jaunt. Wall Paper at Aliens. Try the Newtown Boy -jct, cigiir. Buy your liosiery ai L.)(it»'s stores. A cool luscious soda -HeuBleman. Mildrid Rhodes visited in Crawfords-ville. over Sunday. Mrs. Dr. lleudersou returned frcm Homer, III.. Friday. For thp behi sboes i)t any description see The Leader. The W. C. T. I', met at Mrs. Shank-Un's Monday tveninff. Man. t'onover. of Wabash was iu the city Monday forenoon. Buv your riady made clothiuii at Loeb's stores. John Ilardtsty and wii;^ of VaiiBuren, were in the eitv Sindrtv. Mis^f^ lliiiiU'r, AiiiiiT and McCIurkin Hpeut Siiturdav in Haavilly. See Wall I'ai'fT ill Li-- Ailcu's bcioie pure'iasiuji. Andrew Mcbroom came over iroui Hilisbofd. Monday indrnii'ir. Harry Randolph.JiWfiit to Chicago wilh a car of stock. Thursday. Buv Tour iine nobtiy looking suits at Loeb's stores. Mrs. Grant (iosseii spent Sunday with her parents near steam Corner. Mrs. Laura Barrett and Anna McCabe spent Sunday in Crawfordsville. The largest variety and best styles of ahlrt Waists at The Leader. Dave Pearlman's 5 & 10 cent store has a new ad. this week. Yon should read it. fMlss Grace Beckweth of Danville, apent Sunday in the city the guest of fnends. Sweet cool sodas, in all flavors, at Hensleman's. D. F. Lemon, Atty., came over from Teedersborsr. Monday, to look after court matters. George McDermond, of Attica was here Friday. Miss Emma Ulti went to Attica Wednesday morning. The finest line of ladies' ready made shirt waists at Loeb's stores. Perry Hatt, of Killsboro was calling on our merchants. Mondar. Depuiv Sheriff, Will Reeves did work near Newtown, Tuesday. Robert Voliya, of Newtown was here on legal business Mondav and Wednesday. Little boy's fancy suits cheapest at I '"^b's stores. Deputy r. S. Revenue collector, Campbell, of Frankfort, was in the city, Saturday. See Dr. Martin, the dendist's new ad. in this issue. He talks tooth and under stands it. Ex Trustee Anderson Rateliff of Kingman was in town Tuesday looking after interests. Mrs. J. Leob, Mrs. Grace Adkins and Mrs. S. C. Kaufman went to Indianapolis, Wednesday. Mrs. Margret Rhodes and Mrs. Den-man, took dinner at Mr. and Mrs, Frank EilmorL-'s Snndiiv. The best assortuient of .'traw. wool a'ld fur hats, auy collar desired at Loe'u';^ stores. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Boord were the guests of relatives near Stone Bluff, Sunday. All working men can save money by buying the best goods made at Loeb's stores. 0.8. Douglas and family spent Sunday with Ed Fields and family near Portland. Andrew Marshal was over from Veed-«rs., Monday. He returned hy way of Panyille. Don't buy sweat shop clothing when you can buy"H. S. & M,"an(lGav-rock at The Leader. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. McCable spent Sunday in Greencastle, guests of their daughter. Vera. Hiss Mattie Lewis left for near Helena. Montana, Monday afternoon, where she will live with a sister. .Miss L'.iev .Marry ol till; city reiuriud for a few days visit witli Miss ?dary Vi il-SO J oi; AltiCii, Tiiesdny. Newlowu lirt-^ a foot ball t?am and will snnu be ready to meet all autagoui>^ts on the sriidiron. Proi. Hart lra;.saete;! husine.-^s in Im!-iati:ii);;ii-. Friday, in connection with St ite teaclies's A.-s.H'ialion work. Klmer Bowers ^p.^ii Monday evening in lliilshoro, his old home, the occasion being his mother's I'A anniversary. Miss Maggie Royse, of Foster was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Vannie Smail, She returned home Monday morning. One hundred different styles of ladies' wash fabrics for dresses at Loet)'fl stores Tim.McMahon of the Marion Soldier's home is here visiting the boys. Mr. Mc-Mahon is an old citizen of Covington. John McCov went to Indianapolis Tuesday night as a delegate, to attend t!ie semi-annual meeting of the State L 0. F. lodge. J. G. Gordon of Mill Creek, was in the city attending court, Mondav. He reports all quiet in bis section of the c junty. B. F. Liadly, of Coal creek was in the city delivering a fine lot of hogs Tuesday. He kindly remembered the republican with a pleasant call. Yes you are going to buy a buggy, but before vou do, see C. H. Tinsley's pneumatic tire bike. Stanhope or his rubber tire. He has the right prices too. ^Amos Fleshman one of the old and most respected citizens of Perrvsville was in our city last week, paping taxes and calling on old friends. William's Mills A Product of the Locality, and of Persona! Enterprise. A GREAT BENEFIT To Covington.—Tbc Interest Gives Employ, ment to a .Number of .Men and Teams An. nually, and its Product is a Great Source of Convenience and Wealth to Our People.-Something of its Magnitude. Largest assortment of ladies' black -wool dress goods and black silks at Loeb's stores. E. H. Boner was up from Coal creek, Mondav. E. H. is one of the enterprisr iDg young teachers of the conntv. fi Plant your ad iu the Republican. Mr. Charley Morgan, wife and daughter, of Perrysville;and Mr. Richard Royse, wife and daughter, of Foster, took din« ner with their brother-in-law Harrv Smail and wife Snudav. Mrs. G. W. Martin and Mrs. Tila York, visited Mrs. Chat. Graham Monday. Mrs. Graham is seriouslv afflicted with rheumatism und has been confined to her house for the past three months. All kinds of sewing machine work new parts, cleaning, or anything wanted in that line at W. Crane's jewelry store. North 4th street, Covington, Ind. Wanted:—Local agent at each Post Office in the State. Liberal inducements. Particulars lor 2c stamp. Address, Acme Co., Room 6, Opera House; Brazill, Ind. While our city has a general reputation, far and wide, for its beauty of symmetry as well as location, its cleanliness and improvements, vet many of its more important commercial and business interests have remained in comparative obscurity ana its unbound ed rei^Trrces are therefore unknown. Every new development makes plairi tlie fact, whicii the IiKi'i r.LirAN has ever laid claim to. that tbis city and locality, together with the .sunoiinding cniiuties, is of the best in the state. a!,d that the future holds in .'■tm-e for us a woiulei fill developinenr, of gil'ts. In tiie meantime let ris hold fast that whic'h we have, a d by diiicrence add thereto, uiitil men sliall break iiianioiii: !is. deterininecl to liaveand siiare a ¡«art i or our many trood tliiiitis whit li n.-itr.ie has so lavishly nestoweJ uj-on t!;is .'■action. iiestlinc ( 'ose in upon the •"Jianks of the noted Wabash." It :s tlie pji.-i'ose oi this article to brielly lu'esenl l!ie saw at'.d planing mill iîîterest oi; tiie city, r. iw owned and ojierateii by (ieort/e Williaiiis. one of the most e>;pei !ei;ceil an.l lest tinv b>?r men of this .^eciioii. and a liisijiess man which dt)es credit to a.'iy con.-munity. Mr. Williams ar.il his family came to C.)vington some twelve yeai s atio from the vicinity of Blullton. Ind.. eni:a>iiiic in the tie and timber busines. a branch of which he has continued to follow ever since, and he is known far and wide by railroad timber men as one of the safest and most careful, thougli large buyers in all this locality. There is scarcely a mouth passes that he does not still, in these days of scarsetie timber, ship more or less railroad ties. Two years after reaching here he rent ed the mill be now owns.|operating the same for a time, when he turned it back to the owner, continuing in the tie business. Four years ago he purchased the mill from the Rhodes heirs, since which time the same has been in constant operation, under his immediate management, and it has steadily grown in importance, and so increased its volume of business until to-day, it is one of the foremost enterprises of the town, employing constantly a large force of men and teams, and thus beeoining a great benefit to our people, from this standpoint alone, because it is not the man, simply, who bas means, but who handles it to the employment of those about him, and for the bettering of his fellow man's condition, that is the benefactor and the upbuilder of a town. The mill is now op«^ated by Mr. Williams and by the direction ot his most efficient foreman. Aha Clark, whom Geogie says is one of the best men for the position, he ever knew, and who always does the right thing at the right time. He erapioys a mill force of an average of ten men the year around, while an equal number of men and teams, on an average, are kept busy in the timber and in getting logs to the mill, which daily turns out a large cut of lumber in a varietv of different forms. In equipment, the mill is first class, and is composed of a complete modern saw mill plant, which turns logs into lumber most rapidly; ,a lath and strip cutting machine ofthe modern pattern, a complete planing and dressing machine with all that the name implies, a mould cutting machiné, turning lathe, and all other machinery and accom- worked, which heretofore was thought useless, lath of a tine quality, quarter round, weather, bca'ding, wagon tongues, axles,! boulsters, single and doubletree timber, plow handles and in fact about everything used in the building of a house or in many of the wood arts. Mr. Williams also showed us some very tine specimens of hack berry, dressed to a iinished smothness. which is designed to become the great, as w ell as beautiful house finishing lumber in the near future. Tliis up to recent maximum value of the plant alone is fully S2.<M!(i.00, and we doubt if the same could be replaced for that amount^ Upon the yard at present is fully IW.OOu feet of logs, even the street leading to the mill, which is located in the south east part of the city, is piled high with them, when fully oKt.ouu feet of sawed timber and lumber is stacked in and about the mill, for all of which Mr. Williams informed us, he finds a ready sale at good prices. This mill not only turns out the usual lumber sawed at a saw mill of this character, but they cut from the great variety of timber now utilized, several kinds of timber now beiujj; years t.as been thought to be comparatively worthless, but is now destined to play an imiiortant part. In addition to the above Mr. Williams is puttihg in a full line of ^-hiiig-les, lime, sash, doors, windows, etc.. and i.-, pieiiaied to t:,ke centi acts complete for the erection ot any kind of a uuildiii;r. fi om cellar bottom t(i sarret. or will (ijiiire upon any bill couii.lete, thus .'■-ol:cit!!;:r cirders of all s;z.-.s and kinds. Thus will l-.e seen somethinq-of the nature and ina^r.itude of tiie busMiess comprehended at tlie Williams saw and planinji jnill ol'this city, little (if whose value has ccinii aratly htretoloie been known. It however, is only one of the many of (.'ovington's impostant interests, which needs to be presented to the public. One 01 the Ledger's Heavy. "The source of the gas at Covington has at last been discovered. There has been so much gassing recently by the prospective railroad promoters in that city that even the ground has absorbed the surplus and It is now coming to the surface. The strange thing is that the more gas that is found, the more gassing it causes."—Attica Ledger. Flow Increases State Gas Inspector, J. C. Leach Here. Visits The Bilsland Well. The Flow Has Steadily increased and Furn ishes the Real Stuff.-tias Been Utilized by the Family, and Now Does the Heating and Cooliing.—Mr. Leaches Opinion .Most Favorable. On Venue. Thursday the suit of Andrew Town-sley vs Will Archey was on trial and several parties from Crawfordsville were in attendance. Townsley sold a farm for Archey and claimed a commission of $350, setting up that this was the contract price, Archey contended that SlOO was the fee, and failing to agree the case was taken to court. 13otb parties to the suit stand well with those who know them. Basgies and Busbies. We thank the farming community for their splendid patronage on farm implements, and will say that we are ready to show them one of the nicest lines of buggies, surries and driving wagons in any city. We want all contemplating purchases to look them over. We will make you prices that will justify you in buying. 21w2 T. H. McGeorge & Sox. At the Gas WelL The ladies of the liend M. E. church will serve ice cream, cake and coffee at the Gas Well, Wednesday evening, May 29th. See the big llow of gas and eat ice cream. A Masonic Home. The matter of founding a Masonic home foraged and inthm Masons will be brought formally before the grand lodge of the state which convenes in i Indianapolis soon. The location or ; general plans for the home are not known, but that the matter will be considered by the grand lodge is very ! likely. paniments re uired for such work. The The best place for buying muslin shirtings, calicos and gingham's is Loeb's stores. The new developmeut in the gas situation is such as to be very materially encouraging. Boring has been stopped, at least temporarily, and the gas has been piped into the residence of Mr. IJilsland, upon whose farm the well is situated, and the family now eat foods prepared over a line gas llame, the pressure, which has materially increased from the first, though coming through some Sio feet of water, being sullicient to supply several families with u sutlicient supply for all immediate reciuirements. I nder the direction of llonJ.lJ. Martin, a company is being formed whose purpose it will be to fully g.) int.) tiie (H'esli in and to put down a ' sTies of wells, which will fully demon-1 I slrate Whether or not gas can be ob-! taiiifd in sulHcient (¡uantities in this j locality lor all piirp()ses. This a ' move iu t'ne nsiit diiection and our cit-.'.ens seem heartih' m favor iif such action, and v. ill doubtless second every eliort. The opportunity is U golden one to Covington, and should be made the most of at this particular i time. .State (ias Inspector, J. C. Leach, met Mayor Miles, one of the piime movers in the enterprise, and with several other of our representative citizens,vis-ited the IJilsland and I'rather wells last evening and made a thorough investigation, and passes his opinion, as follows: "This well is producing about 16,500 cubic feet of natural gas every twenty four hours. From observation, 1 judge that the composition of the gas is similar to that found in eastern Indiana, with the exception that it contains but little sulphur. Frcm the pressure of the gas when the well is closed, I can not believe that the gas is held in a deposit of sandstone nor any other stone over the bottom of the well, but would rather think that it is held in the rock some distance below and passes thro, a crevice to the well bore. As to whether the supply would be increased by drilling deeper, I can not say. However, if it is true that the volume of gas is becoming greater every day, a deeper well would probably secure an increased flow of gas. Natural gas, or marsh gas, is frequently found in the clay or gravel in shallow wells, but in such cases it is usually not long lived. There is certainly sufficient gas here to excite interest, but the result of a deeper well can not be foretold." The above statement, made to our reporter, together with a long discussion upon the phenomena of natural gas and the conditions under which it has been found everywhere, clearly shows that we have more than bright prospects to secure a strong flow by drilling. That Mr. Leach has great confidence in the outcome, is evidenced by the tact that he eipressed himself quite willing, were he a citizen of Coyington, to invest money in a well. He further said it was the strongest shallow well he ever knew, and that were it on his farm it would be worth much to him. Our people should moye now in this matter. _ . A Fine Turn Out. H. C. Yount has a new solid tire bike wagon purchased through J. L. Allen & Son, which is a beauty and one of the neatest vehicles we haye yet seen. He will doubtless soon haye it on the road. Decoration Day Program. At a joint meeting of JohnC. Fremont I'ost, No. 4, and auxiliara Women's Relief Corps, No. 240, Dept. ot ludiana, on the evening of May 20, the following program of arrangements and exercises for Memorial and Decoration Days were adopted. The Tost and Corps, and all persons wishing to join with them on tbese occasions are requested to meet at the I'ost Ilall, Mayei's Block, on Sunday, May 26 at '.i r. iM. and march in a body from there to the Christian church on 5th. street to attend memorial services, which will be conducted by Rev. Baker. On Wednesday, the 2i), all ladies friendiv to our organizations, are requested to meet at the Post Uall at L30 p. m. for the purpose of making wreaths. And on Thursday, the »0th, early in the morning to receive and arrange (lowers, and all persons having tlowers to contribute are requested to deliver them as early as possible on the n liiig of Decoration Day Hemember the place, i'ost Hall, 2nd iloor, Mayer's block. Un Decoration Da}, the schools under the direction of I'rof. Hart, will meet at 1 ;;0p. m. at the school building and march from there south on 7th to Washington street. The post, ciu jis. friends and comrades will meet at I'ost Hail at i p. m. and march east (ui Washington to Tih street so as to meet the schools there. Then all wil^ continue to march east on \\ashingt(Mi to i)th, south on ttLh to Libeitv, head west on I.ibei ty, halting in trout of the old cemetery whei e the jilacing of wreaths and lloweis will be a'vi-nded to by members <;f the schools, thence west on i.iherty ti) "¡d, noith on .'¡rd to Washington, east ou Washington to 1th, i-outh on 1th to tlie east entrance to the court house grounds w liere the ritualistic services to the unknown dead will be |)erformed by the W. R. C. after whicli the exercises will be taken up in the couit room under the direction of I'rof. Hart, consisting of music, vocal and instrumental, the reading of Lincoln's address a: Gettysburg by Mrs. Lelia York, and the principal address of the day by Rey. Col-vin. The decoration of outlying soldier's graves will be done in the fore noon by committee and all who can and haye conveyances are respectively invited to join with them in that work. There will be no ritualistic ceremonies at the old cemetery, and everything that can will be done to avoid making the march tedious and tiresome to the people paiticipating therein. By order of com. Decoration Day at Newtown. Decoration day will be observed at Newtown with appropriate exercises at the hall at 2:80 p. ni. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend and participate in honoring both the living and dead heroes of our land. Carriages will bft provided for the veterans. All who can do so are requested to brins flowers. riiOORASI. Selection.........................Band Chorus—Hurrah for Freedom Forever Prayer..............Rev. O. P. Paxon Respon.se by Choir—Blessed are The Dead Song by Children—Flag of Our (îountrv Address... ........Kev. H. G.' Ogdea Song.........................America OUUEK OK PARADE. Band. Children with flowers and flags. Veterans in Carriages. Citizens in carnages. At the cemetery the band will render a program especially prepared for the occasion. Presbyterian Services. Services in Presbyteriim church Sunday. Preaching by the pastor at 10:45 a. m., and 7.30 p. m. Sunday school at9-.30 a. m. In the afternoon at 3 o'clock there will be a Union Memorial Service held la the 5th street Christian church. All are most cordially Invited to attend these services. i Do yon take the Bepabliean? I