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Attica Ledger Press (Newspaper) - May 10, 1912, Attica, Indiana I i i Muthe Attica Ledger press $1.00 per Yea Attica Indiana Friday. May 10, 1912. Established 1851�?l.-p. No. 32has county too Man churches federation local ministers concludes that it Merino country churches after school plan preachers arrange for Complete Exchange pastors in All protestant churches the county for one sunday that Fountain county has entirely too Many churches especially in the Southern part was brought out very plainly in the reports the delegates at the Semi annual meeting the Fountain county federation churches held in the methodist Church in this City monday. The meeting was not largely attended altho there was a fair representation the protestant churches the county both in pastors and Lay delegates. The business meeting was held in the afternoon and was devoted to the presentation reports covering the county with a discussion the conditions and How they could be bettered. According to the reports there Are .61 churches in Fountain county representing ten denominations some which differ so Little in Creed and practise that their own members can scarcely Tell the difference. The United Breth Ern denomination leads in the number churches having 15, altho some them Are very weak. The disciples Christ or Christian has 12 and the Newlight christain which is but slightly different 7 More. There Are 11 methodist episcopal congregations 5 presbyterian 4 Baptist 3 Catholic 2 free methodist 1 friends and 1 Independent christain. The purpose the federation which is the local Branch a statewide organization is to gather statistics this kind together with reports showing the condition the congregations preliminary to a Campaign consolidation so that the useless duplication Church property together with the Church debts maintenance expenses and other financial burdens which result therefrom can be Stop. Wherever practical it is proposed to merge churches the same or similar denomination until each congregation will be Strong enough maintain to itself and pay a preacher a salary that will enable him to support his family. It is also apparent that larger congregations would result in greater efficiency larger attendance and increase enthusiasm in the work the Church. In the Little town Kingman there Are four churches which al agreed was too Many. With this exception it was not thought that towns and cities the county Are Over Church altho there Are Many country churches that would better be abandoned. As a solution this problem it was pointed out that the churches the country should follow the plan that has work out so successfully in the country schools. Thousands the Little District schools that formerly dotted the country have been done away with and the children half a township or sometimes a whole township Are gathered together into a Central school where they get the increase advantages a Large Well equip building and a corps Able instructors such As was never dreamed for the country schools a generation ago. Sim Ilar results it is argued would be brought about by the centralization county churches. At Fountain preparations Are under Way for the erection a christain Church and the federation voted to notify officially the congregation there that it would discourage any other denomination from entering that Field or attempting to organize a society there in order that one Strong Church which is ample for the needs the Community could be built up there. It was decided that sometime in june the Date to be fit later by the executive com Mittee All the ministers the county will Exchange pulpits the shift being to planned that on the Given sunday no minister shall preach at any his own appointments and possible to to arrange it in no Church his own denomination. This has already been done in some cities the state but thus far it has not been attempted thru out it whole country. It will be news to Man or readers to know that there is a Quaker Church in the county it being one the four located in Kingman. Feeders Horn also has a Church designated As Independent christain whose members persist merchants association banquet to be East inspiration and Good cheer d using the past week committees that have in charge the prep Tationa for the merchants association banquet have been busily at work and with the exception some minor details arrangements Are now Complete. Tickets Are Selling rapidly and there is every indication that the affair will be one the Best the kind that the association has Ever held. Believing that we understand our own problems better than any stranger that could be secured and inasmuch As this meeting is for the purpose affording a Chance for introspection the speakers will All be Home men each with the welfare Attica at heart. As has already been announced the banquet will be held in the Parlours the knights pythias Lodge and the banquet itself will be served by mrs. J. W. Metsker under the direction the social committee the Lodge. The program , c. W. Postil Green Purnell Martin and or. Newlin supper Quot what s doing?&Quot.c. R. Milford . A. P. Green Quot take a chance&Quot.,.f. S. Purnell . Kathryn Martin Quot Homes for the Breed . F. S. Purnell Quot the Industrial . W. Harrison by italian opera co. Columbia gra Fanola Quot before we leave let s get . W. Whicker Quot beat the Bushes Quot. To. N. Lief Quot Mary Argyle Quot Sung by gra Fanola Quot Good night Little girl Good gra Fanola . T. A. Stewart the menu Waldorf fruit salad perfection wafers creamed Chicken scalloped potatoes French pea patties Parker House Rolls Sweet pickles Strawberry Jam Coffee Poston Brick ice Cream cake Schlosser Bie last rites Well known politician attended by Large service Markt by tributes from Rich and poor Many come from neighbouring cities to show the respect and personal esteem in which they held him in the old fashioned belief that musical instruments Are ungodly and refuse to countenance one in their Church. The next meeting the federation will be held on the second tuesday in september the place to be fit by the executive committee. The present officers were re elected for the ensuing year c. W. Postill Attica being president h. K. Fox Covington Secretary and Lee Philpott Covington treasurer. Monday night or. John Hale pastor the second presbyterian Church Lafayette and who is president the state federation made an address in the methodist Church discussing the need for tiie work in which the organization is engaged and pointing out the benefits that were bound to result from it. The address was heard by Only a Small crowd As several the delegates had to return Home in the evening. And the Church people the City were interested news. W. A. Pittenger Wingate is one the 1912 graduates from the Law school Harvard University. He is the son or. And mrs. Frank Pittenger and is a Young Man ability and Promise. The women foreign missionary society the methodist Church will meet tuesday evening at the Home mrs. George Curtis. This is the guest night and also time for the payment dues. Joel Gray has erected a garage on the rear his place at Perry and Monroe streets and will bring in his automobile from the farm where it has been since he moved to the City. Mrs. P. Shewey returned Home wednesday after a course treatment at Hunter Springs. She is greatly benefited by the treatment and is in better health than for Many months. Mrs. Henry Davis was called to Mays Ville ky., wednesday morning by the death her Mother mrs. Mary Anno. Mrs. Anno died very suddenly heart failure being the cause. The West Lebanon baseball club scored a shut out against the Western wonders the crack Semi pro baseball organization Danville on sunday afternoon at West Lebanon. Roy c. Hall former superintendent the Williamsport schools has been awarded a scholarship in the department psychology at Cornell University. Miss Eleanor Brazelton and Perl Mccullom Danville iii., were sunday guests miss Brazelton s Cousin miss Louise Mckee. Sunday Way 12th, is Mother s Day and the custom wearing a White Carnation on that Day is a tribute to motherhood. Rob Kerr came Down from Purdue saturday and feasted on Mother s Cook it ing Over sunday at the Home farm near Winthrop. Miss Dora Haselton returned to her Home in Frankfort saturday after a Short visit with her Niece mrs. Omar note in state and nation to be Here june 1. U. S. Commissioner education and state superintendent will speak at county commencement. The county Board education devoted considerable its time on monday to discussing the coming common school commencement which is to beheld in the Chautauqua Pavilion in Ravine Park this City on saturday june 1�?three weeks from tomorrow. The Day is to be a gala event in Attica and it is expected to bring to the City the largest crowd that has been Here since aviation Day nearly a year ago every school District in the county being represented. A Large delegation will come from the extreme Southern end the county and arrangements have already been made for special train facilities. There will be extra coaches on the c. Amp e. I. Train and the management the Road has already consented to hold the train Here until 4 00 o clock the return trip in the afternoon. The Covington train on the Towpath Branch the Wabash will also be held until the same hour and the exercises can be concluded in Good time to permit All to return Home at that time. Widespread interest is being taken in the affair in educational circles and it is expected that a Large number school officials will be present from be ignoring counties. State superintendent instruction Chas. A. Greathouse will preside and will make an address but the chief speaker is to be or. P. P. Claxton Washington d. C., United states commissioner education one the most prominent educational men that could be secured. The streets the City Are to be decorated and a Large reception committee is to meet the train with a band and escort the 125 or More graduates to the Sterling building. While the band gives a Street concert the graduates will Don University Caps and gowns after which the Parade will be formed and proceed Down thru the business Section handout to the Pavilion in Ravine Park. The exercises will begin about 10 30 o clock and As nearly As can be determined at this time the following is the order the program . W. Postill . H. S. Chorus . Greathouse . P. P. Claxton . H. S. Girls glee club. Presentation diplomas superintendent . H. S. Chorus . T. W. Stewart the merchants association committees which have the local arrangements in hand Are As follows and the personnel assures that they will leave nothing undone to make the commencement a red letter Day for Attica advertising a. M. Williams w. G. Ross r. Cooke. Finance�?0. S. Clark Max Schwartz b. S. Orr. Music a. W. Zeigler c. P. Shewey a. P. Green. Decoration Chas. Is Erry and Harry Vandevanter. The funeral services for Henry g. Schlosser were conducted at his t Sun try Home Quot the Plantation Quot East the City at 2 30 on monday afternoon. The attendance was very Large people being present from All sections Fountain and Warren counties from Lafayette Danville Indianapolis and other cities. The Floral offerings were Beautiful and profuse completely covering the casket and filling the reception Hall where the body Lay. The services were conducted by Rev. T. W. Stewart the presbyterian Church and were in accordance with requests often referred to by the deceased. Or. Stewart gave Bible readings which were followed by an eloquent prayer by Rev. William Wilmer Cincinnati. A hymn Quot a Little bit love Quot was beautifully rendered by mrs. F. S. Purnell. A sketch the life the deceased and a tribute to his character prepared by a. S. Peacock was read by Rev. Stewart. Then followed a duet Quot i m a Pilgrim Quot sweetly Sung by mrs. J. S. Nave and mrs. J. Finney. Rev. Stewart gave a Short Sermon followed by a personal tribute that was Beautiful in construction and Earnest in expression. Mrs. Kathryn Martin Sung the closing hymn Quot How Sweet the name the honorary pallbearers were James h. Fry Indianapolis Charles Mccabe Crawfordsville judge Schoon Over t. M. Rinn and David Ferguson coving ton w. H Young j. S. Nave will Zeigler and. W. Macoughtry. The Active pallbearers were c. A Mil Ford. D. Reed or. J. Finney h. W. Briggs t. R. Zeigler h. Martin 0. S. Clark and a. S. A Peacock interment was in Riverside cemetery where Rev. Stewart read the service and Rev. Wilmer made the closing prayer. The tributes to or. Schlosser were filled wit 1 tender reference to his Gen Erous heart to his Strong Friendship and to the cheery disposition that was so natural so Given and so free from class distinction. A touching incident that illustrated this occurred on sunday when Dennis Mahoney the Blacksmith called with his five children to pay respect to the Mem Ory one he knew As a Friend. He had no Flowers to offer but better yet he had a heart filled with tender recollection and As expression his regard he asked a prayer might be offered. Consent being Given the family six keeled while a five year old son gave the audible prayer. It was a touching scene that moved to tears those who witness it. It was a reflection the kindly recognition distributed by Henry Schlosser thru out his whole life. Following is the biographical sketch read As a part the funeral services Henry g. Schlosser was born in Attica ind., on october 15 1849, and past away on May 3, 1912. He was the son or. And mrs. Henry Schlosser who were among the Early settlers Attica. Trained in farming he succeeded his father in that vocation and tilled the same land. He found diversion in politics and since manhood had been interested therein. In 1892 he received the appointment postmaster for Attica and held the position for a Little More than four years. It was during his administration that this office leaped into such prominence As to Surprise the department and to attract the attention the country generally. It was he who successfully met the demands made by the sudden and greatest change Ever made in Postof lice history up to that time and when he retired the office was bordering on first class. By his uniformly courteous manner and accommodating spirit he was popular with the patrons and by his successful conduct the office gained the commendation the department. Following his Success As a government official his party gave him the nomination for county clerk. He was elected and served for four years. Here he added to his popularity by his genial ways and accommodating service and he was pressed into the race for a second time. He went Down with his a multary band will resume a Spuhr mid week concerts May 15 the midweek Street concerts by the National military band which proved so popular last season will be resumed next week and will continue thru out the summer. Professor Duncan director the band circulated a subscription paper among the business men thursday and had no trouble in securing pledges for the to Over $500 and several yet remain to be seen. The concerts will be Given on wednesday night As before and the electric lighted Wagon bandstand will be used. These entertainments Are Given by Public spirited business men for the pleasure the Public and residents City and country alike Are invited to enjoy them. For the opening concert wednesday night. Director Duncan announces the following program March Quot Washington Grays gra Fula Waltzes Quot Vienna overture Quot poet and sketch Quot Down two step Quot Swanky selection Quot Southern songs Moreno Spanish two step Quot quit Kickin my dog Perkins but his popularity placed him in the Lead that ticket. After the election governor Marshall or. Schlosser received the appointment Oil inspector for the District a position he held when death suddenly called him. In politics he was a Democrat and his Early training developed traits that were recognized by party managers and his services were always in demand. He became the Friend Many men National prominence and obtained an influence valuable to him and i s friends. Or. Schlosser was married to Margaret Craig on february 23, 1887. This Union was a Happy one. There was Ever present that deep love that anchors Hope that congenial spirit that lights the Home with the lamp Joy. Besides the devoted wife there survive an afflicted brother who will miss the gentleness and tender brotherly affection a sister who knew the love he bore a Nephew who was his daily companion and whose budding manhood was his solicitude a brother in Law and sister in Law whose presence gave him deep pleasure and added to the happiness this household. Henry Schlosser knew the Art living How to dispense Sunshine How to enjoy the pleasing things and help others to enjoy them How to mix pleasure with duty How to forget self in the broader View humanity. His kindly wave the hand his cheery salutation were helpful to Many who were made to look away from despondency or aroused from a reverie self by his simple cordial recognition. He knew no caste and his Greetin g was As cordial to the Man with a pick As it was to the Man with the wealth. They were All his friends because his generous nature was not influenced by artificial conditions but by the real test humanity. One Henry Schlosser s strongest traits was his unbounded Friendship. With him the test Friendship was self sacrifice and the stronger the demand for sacrifice the greater satisfaction he received in the service. No favor was too great for him to attempt for a Friend and the Joy was his in the giving. It was the genuine kind that comes from a heart filled with love and Sweet sympathy and that realizes that there s All pleasure and All peace in a Friend or two and All your troubles find release with a Friend or two it s the grip the Cla Apins hand on native soil or in alien land. But the world is made do you understand a a Friend or sheriff Andersonville prison is dead at Newtow death claims Ben Voliva the Veteran who maintained order in famous rebel Pena May Day wedding. The marriage miss Mabel Haas daughter Susan Haas and William Watts Portland wednesday evening at 4 o clock in the presence a Large number guests. The ceremony took place at the Home the Bride s Mother and Rev. W. H. Ingalls oils cited. The Bride was very prettily dressed in Blue silk. The House was splendidly decorated in Smilax and Pink and White carnations. Immediately after the ceremony the guests were led to the dining room where a two course luncheon was served by misses Bessie Simms and Pauline Riffle. The out town guests were mrs. Chas. Reeves Indianapolis s. Abolt and family Ben Stephens and wife and John Wilbur and wife Attica Daniel Abolt and wife Boswell mrs. De Wilbur Danville j. W. Watts mrs. Frank Watts and son Frank Watts and son Frank Lawrence Watts Fountain Leonard Grace and Eliza Cooling Stone Blu and de Hatton Wingate. The Bride is one the country s most attractive and loveable Young girls and the Groom is a Well known Young Man. Miss Edna Kittle went to Lafayette wednesday for a visit with mrs. Charles mortgage shows intent new owners Ben Hur line file huge mortgage at is to secure funds for Extension to Danville after an illness that has lasted since last Winter Ben Voliva a Well known Veteran this Community died about 4 00 o clock thursday afternoon at the Home his daughter mrs. Horace b. Martin in Newtown. He had been affected with heart trouble and several times had been near to death before the summons came. Tuesday night he suffered a stroke paralysis and was unconscious from that time until he past away. His daughter Lillian who is a teacher in the the City schools has been a frequent visitor at his bedside and hurried to Newtown yesterday morning in an automobile. Or. Voliva is survived by his two daughters and by three sons both whom live in Washington. He was about 73 years age and until a few months ago had been unusually Strong for one his age frequently walking the nine Miles Between this City and Newtown. For several years he had spent much his time in this City and was Well known Here. It is doubtful there is another Soldier in Fountain or Warren counties who served longer or had a More interesting record than did he. He enlisted in August 1861 in the 2d new York cavalry and served four years and sixteen Days. Ten months that time was spent in Andersonville the notorious prison. He could have written a Book his Elipe Rienes there and they formed the frequent theme his stories. While an inmate the stockade he was elected Quot sheriff Quot the commandant capt. Wirtz having authorized the prisoners to organize a court and mete out punishment to offenders among the prisoners who were guilty stealing and other crimes the tended to create disorder and trouble. There were several lawyers among the prisoners and there were Many trials the punishment fit by the jury being meted out by the sheriff. At one time a prisoner was tried for a heinous crime and a sentence death past upon him. Or. Voliva did not flinch but executed the sentence hanging Tihe culprit while the prison guards look on approvingly. When the famous Tunnel plot was work out he was one the conspirators and one 84 that escaped thru the Tunnel which they dug under the stockade. Three Days afterwards he was recaptured and taken Back. Then As punishment for attempting to escape he was bound hand and foot and taken outside the stockade where he was kid on his Back in the hot Sun. Molasses was then smeared on his face and he was left there All Day to be tormented by the ivies from that time until he was taken from Andersonville three months later he wore a 90-Pound Ball chained to his ankle. In spite All that he suffered his spirit was not cowed and when a train Load . Prisoners were being transferred to another prison farther North he leapt from the train while it was running at full Speed and escape into the Woods eventually reaching his Home in this county after unimaginable hardships. Walter Hanley who has been visiting his parents James Hanley and wife left wednesday for new York where he is employed in the Western Union. Robert Hoskins moved his family from the Odd Fellows Flats to Winthrop where they will reside this summer. Wilbur Misner and wife spent sunday with relatives near Rob Roy. This action by the new management assures that Fountain county is to be traversed by inter Urban line. The Indianapolis Crawfordsville �5 Danville electric railway co., formerly the Ben Hur traction line which recently was acquired by the t. H. I. Amp e. Interests filed a mortgage in the sum $2,500,000 in favor the Girard Trust co., Indianapolis with county recorder Phebus wednesday. The mortgage is to secure a Bond Issue in the amount Given. The document covers 45 printed pages and is signed by c. Edgar Elliott president and h. E. Clayton Secretary for the a c. Amp d. Electric railway company. The fee for recording amounted to Over $23. The terms the mortgage contemplate the Extension the traction line West from Crawfordsville thru Wesley Waynetown Hillsboro Veedersburg and Covington to Danville 111. The Bond Issue is to raise funds to pay for any property real or personal now or hereafter acquired by the railway company including the property formerly the Indianapolis Crawfordsville amp Western traction co., and to pay for the acquisition and construction. The Bonds Are to be in the denomination $1,000 each dated May 1, 1912, and payable 40 years from Date. They Are redeemable As a whole but not in part at any interest paying Date at 102 1-2 percent face value with accrued will be record breaker. Students the Attica schools Are All looking Forward now to the close school. Only three weeks remain before the end the term and those three weeks Are crowded so full work play and eager anticipation that they will be gone almost before they Are aware. The final list High school graduates has been made up and there will be 23, the largest class the school has graduated since it was chartered As a High school forty one years ago. The Roll graduates for this year is As follows Reid Clark Roy j. Harrison Charles Holm Clarence Meadows j. Raymond Pugh Harry Shultz Charles j. Shideler Charles Thompson we. H. Woodhall Buda Bowen Ella buckles Christel Crawford Lyleth Greenman Reina Keefer Vera Lank Flora Mcdonald Helen j. Martin Mary Mullinnix Eunice Peck Julia Ritchey Ethel Rozell Bernice schermerhorn and Hazel Woodruff. The class Day exercises will be held May 17th and from the secrecy with which preparations for them Are being made it is confidently expected that the resourceful seniors will Spring something that will prove As entertaining As the stale seniors band which made the hit class Day last year. The entire program will be interest to parents and patrons the school and there should be a Large number visitors on that occasion. Yesterday the invitations were issued for the juniors reception to the seniors which will be held on the evening the same Day. May 17th. Elaborate preparations Are being made by the juniors and this will also be an event importance to the members the two classes. A banquet will be held in the gymnasium at which 0. Sclark the school Board will preside As toastmaster. There will be toasts and responses by members the classes and the faculty and after the conclusion the banquet the crowd will retire to the Assembly room where the evening s program will be concluded. It is also expected that the -1912 Issue the Crimson the High school annual will be ready for distribution on that Day and its appearance is always awaited with keen interest by the students. As has already been stated the commencement exercises will beheld May 31st in the High school Assembly room and there will be no admission charged. The address to the class will be made by Thomas h. Kuhns Indianapolis. Mrs. Elizabeth Cline who has been visiting her daughter mrs Robert proves went to Stone Bluff wednesday for a Short visit before returning to it her Home in Terre haute. A

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