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Attica Ledger Press (Newspaper) - October 27, 1911, Attica, Indiana The Attica Ledger press $1.00 per year Attica Indiana Friday. October 27, 1911. Established 1851�?no. 4lovers quarrel causes tragedy overcome by jealousy Hillsboro youth ends life As Climax to a merry Bullet into brain in presence of girl he loved despondent Over misunderstanding with miss Margaret Jackson. Arthur Kerr astounds his friends by suicide. I re of the most Puzzle a tra a it ill its Ever con Miltred in the Ltd Coli qty happened about 1 00 o clock Sirni Riff in morn Lii when Arthur Kerr. Hjt-<1 l a Sou of or and mrs. Louii a err. Let rom rent Renlie tith of the Vicinity of Hll liboro Spicl h by shoot do Hanim h thru the he�1. The Hoo Tonji occurred at the h Une of or. Aii Ltd mrs Arieti you ii by Oti about two ii Illch a uth of \ Riveri Buric. And was w Rise fixed by miss Marjaret .1arkm h. With Whir. You us i or had been keep nth c . Kerr am. Or a Itic Khon were invited to the v a Uri blood Home to spend the a Viii iii in company with several Oulu r Yothin i people. Thru out the eve ii Lii it Fri or is said to have been in he i usual spirits and Noth inf out of the or Lunary was noticed about Hon. To Quot Parry brn e us shortly aft r nil iii it rat and All had prepaid to a it it Hong. Miss Lackson having Otren into tiie Bilir a. Donald j Ijuro a gunk i Lafi ail a Komi iii n of k or. Spot Kup and asked if he i Kerr were Ai jut it Ady to Start. there was a loud up it of a revolt. I j attract d by Inni of Quot Jack Sori. 1 ill Noui i b k Lii i i Tonii. 1 if i in r it i Kerr Lyli ii iii. A m ii. With a a Adly Bush t. A id Back of his Rijina ear. Friends carried the Lii ured Youn Man Back into tie House where he lived about two hours but never Rej awned consciousness no cause can be ass it a d As to Why the Yujun Man took his life. Miss Lack on st iter that they have had no Serlis us lovers quarrels they five been keeping for Sevy ral months and it was men really believed that they would Natl innately it a a a marry it d. The state Niento is made however that they had Pooie . But nothing of Euf Lelent importance to Cau a the you if mail to take his life. Miss Jackson is a most Esth Nable \ of Unic lady Ann is prominent in the Quot my Kent a Quot Nely burho d it is Sai d by friends that a he Haa been receiving some attention from Clarence Drenard of Hillsboro a Young Man about her own age and is alleged that this flirtation is what caused Young Kerr to become angry. At the same time Kerr is said to have been paying some attention to miss Katherine Pendergrast a teacher in the Hillsboro schools and this it is said did not suit miss Jackson it was one of those lovers quarrels which does not seem to have been serious in the beginning but was soon greatly magnified and resulted disastrously. Young Kerr is a graduate of the Hll liboro Hlf a school in the Elsaf ofgus Koedam wins a Bride. The marriage of Nitiss Edith m. Kig ley daughter of mrs. Eli Marshall of Harvey Avenue West Lafayette and Gustave e. Koedam of this City occur de tuesday i Irving at Olafaye a in st. Annj Church. Rev. M. J. Byrne i celebrated nuptial mass and the ser a vice was attended by a number of friends and relatives of a he Youn couple. Mary Shriner attended the Bride As maid of Honor and Walt a Behr. Is acted As Best Man. The Bride wore a White silk dress Trimm it id with baby Irish lace. Miss Shriner s gown was Cream Marquisette. The bouquets were White chrysanthemums. Or. And mrs Koedam left later in the morning for Chi Eatro and Points in Michigan. A theve Rui Quot amp travelling Iuit was Blue i ser it in Ill Large White hat. A mrs. Koe dam is i Grai ious Youn woman with a i Host of Ider iring friends in her Home a City. The Romni is employed As finisher by t in Niona car Coupler co. And is nil Fly j Oung Man. The will reside at 223 fifth Street Attica and will be at Home after n 2. Celebrate 50th anniversary social affairs. Mrs. Bernard s. Orr was hostess to a merry thimble party on tuesday afternoon and the hospitable Orr Home will thrown open again tonight for the entertainment of a military Eucher party embracing half a Hundred guests. The y. P. S. C. E. And the Luther or. And mrs. Dan Briney entertain league of the swedish lutheran Church was entertained tut Day evening at the Home or. And mrs. Andrew Berghult where they spent a most enjoyable evening. A literary and Musi Cai program was rendered including a duet by miss Minnie Peterson and miss Mabel Guscius a recitation by Gladys Jacobson a piano selection by miss Anna Sabel and a Reading by or. Large crowd in Observance of their Golden wedding. Celebration held in historic old Bookwalter mansion buried under tons of gravel William Miller lives to Tell the tale after a very remarkable escape from by heavy Lan Slu e in gravel pit at Kickapoo worthy Shawnee township couple have spent greater part of life in same Seigh boyhood where they were catholics receive communion e of the largest classes of boys and girl. Ever receive at st. Francis Xavi. R Catholic Church were Given their lir to communion sunday morning and thi i lurch was filled with friends and rail gives to witness the cd Reni my. Folus a. Ing the morning service a dinner a i it Lefiu ill the old parochial school Buie Ijiri Lor rhe class Many of whom came Ironi tiie Coli try and who would not Itin re to to their Hom is and it cur i it. Iii the . The i Luigi r boys and a a Khz i i e i Einz. N.-. Follows Bernard Liim Smith with their six children fourteen grandchildren eight great grandchildren friends and other relatives to the total of eighty gathered at the Home of or. And mrs. Dan Briney tuesday and celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary with feasting and merriment. The House which is the historic eld Bookwalter Homestead near Rob Roy was beautifully decorated with autumn leaves and the Day was As heart Ifni As the one it commemorated half a Century ago. Numerous appropriate presents were received by the old folks. Or. And mrs. Bromey have lived All of 1 a Hii re ,. Out Tiann . Vii Mafi i ii a tiny. i iii la i i v.,Dame. Charts do Ira of a Fri la a a Cir k Des it a a a. I i w Martin to it Triine in. Iara Desutter. Jilin. Pc ter a a / a a rid Irei. Mar Shiu Wiliiams Case deferred. Be criminal of the s ate i. Joe Withams hich to come to trial this Veek was called in the circuit c dirt at tuesday and continued unti dec. 12th. The cause of the Post was that the defend it called upon to plead to a new ill Davit that had been prepared by in pre.-, v tor making technical Chan is in the charge upon which Williams is to be tried. These were due to the recent Dis Cove by the prose cution that the girl in the Cate Zola Williams i Over sixteen years of age. Thus changing the character of the Clience of which it is alleged he is guilty. Bingham former state attorney , is assisting prosecutor Philpott and after the charge was changed that the Bond be increase from to tim but judge Scholt Nover thought the former amount us and refused to increase it. Berghult. Dainty refreshments were served. Mrs. 1. E. Schoonover entertained about forty friends at anagrams tuesday afternoon at her Home in Covington. She also entertained about the same number at cards on wednesday afternoon. The spacious rooms of the Schoonover Home were Beautiful decorated and a delightful luncheon was served. A via party in Lafayette saturday night announcement was made of miss Iva Dollberg to Rev. Oscar Larson of Laurum .mich., the wed Ding to take place in Nove Niber less Dahlberg altho a result it of Lafayette is Well known among the swedish people of Talca Lia Vii a been a fre i deut Ger t of miss Vena j Sabel and All who her will lie glad to add their l Lessing. Wednesday evening at re 0 at l&Quot.l<1er a Eckman s Home Fred in Isle their life within Fountain county the a cd miss Florence Grimes were unit greater part of it having been spent in in marriage or Jackman Ollida the same Community where they now live. They were born grew up and there and at the Celebration Tiu Irav were several of their neighbors i. T 1.ad been present when they joined ail hearts for the Long j Lur Ivey do wii thru the years. The of Blok Walter , in I his Brixiu a live is one of tie houses in the county having be it in erected in by the father of John w. Books a alter from White Sand tone quarried in Shawnee Creek near by. It has stood the ravages of time remarkably Well and is a famous landmark in that Community. John Book waiter now a m Illi Raire and widely known As an inventor author and lecturer. born and spent his boyhood there. Workmen hasten to his Rescue and after strenuous work succeed in rescuing Comrade in time to save his stenographer Dies. Miss Josephine Webb ii Ocial Steno Grapher for the Fountain circuit court and a Well known and popular woman of Covington died at her Home there tues Jay morning. Her death resulted from toxins poisoning which Hud affected her brain and spine and rendered her unconscious for Twenty four hours preceding death. She had been ill since sunday and a stenographer from Danville had been filling her place in the courtroom. Miss Webb Well known by a nun Ribor of attic ans and was a woman to and also attended Purdue uni Trulius. And intellectual ability. She Verstl it at Lafayette w a re or Tok i Covington be a special course to agr culture it a in the a be ire of the Young n a s father that his son take charge of the Kerr farm and manage it. The Hillsboro High school closed monday Forenoon during the funeral and nearly All of the students and faculty attended the service. Coroner Fred Parhat held the inquest saturday morning the verdict Belck that the deceased came to blah Dea h by a ii Elf in filleted concert. The National band is making arrangements to give a concert in the opera House on the evening of thanks giving Day and a splendid musical program is in preparation for that event. Prof. Duncan is developing the band into an organization of which every Loyal attic an is proud and which is now capable of producing a program of High artistic Merit. The Bouse should be crowded to its capacity on that evening. John Detchon of new Richmond Abief owner of the Attica Telephone company was in the City wednesday looking after Telephone matters. Ing the daughter of David Webb one of the leading figures in county politics a generation praises Dinsmore s flock. G. C. Hale of Quincy 111., a poultry judge of prominence visited James Dinsmore at Kramer wednesday and the latter brought him to this City that evening to get him acquainted with some of the poultry enthusiasts Here. Or. Hale has travelled widely As a representative of a poultry journal but declares that he has never yet seen a finer flock of White Wyandotte than that which or. Dinsmore has at Hill Crest Yards. He can recall but one other that can be said to equal it and he was most enthusiastic Over the Fine Birds which or. Dinsmore has produced. He declares that the poultry crop All thru the West is Short this season and prices Are certain to Advance As colder weather sets in. Mrs. Frank Bald and Mesa Kate Trullinger of Mesa our who is a guest at mrs. Bald s Home went to Lafayette wednesday to visit until saturday a Ltd news. Rev w. Roland Wil Lanis. Pastor a if to a w Llla sport presbyter an Church will preach in the first pres but it r1 in Cinurchin Lafayette san Ila Mrs Ina russe is in Lafavette almost daily to see her Mother who is n st Hospital there. Shell 1 mprov1ngsten<111y altho very slowly mrs. Horace Brant and sister. Mrs. Caroline Klingensmith have re to ironed Home from a visit with re la tiv dec. In fire Lesville Ohio Dan Pyle and family returned to their Home in South Bend. Monday after a visit with George pole and family of Davis Titan Whlig. Mrs has. R. Milf Oral entertained a number of friends at military eur wednesday of Tern ion at her Hyime on Street. Or. And mrs. Charles w. Zeigler and a mlle and f uth and Sam Boord were guests sunday of Roy Rogers and family. Cd act v1ngton. Miss Nelle Brennan will leave the first of the we it k for Salem ind. For a two Veek ii visit with her brother John and family. Mrs John Rice returned to her Home in Hoopeston monday after a visit with her sister. Mrs. L i Marshall of Warren county. Mrs. Charles Osborne who bus been a guest of mrs Fred Purnel returned to her Home in Veedersburg thursday. I cd Keld longer has rented the Law Johnson House on East Pike Street and will soon go to housekeeping there. Mrs. M. V. Chapman returned to her Home in Hillsboro thursday after a visit with relatives in a this City. The fade alters will have a Hal Lowe n meeting at the Home of or. And mrs. George Curtis tuesday night. Howard Davis of the jul Scibner Stewart muscle co., of Indianapolis was in the City on business wednes Day miss Florence Satlov went to Stone Bluff thursday for a few Days visit a Ltd mrs. John Brandenburg. Mrs. Louise he boat of Momence 111., la the guest of her sister mrs. Will cunning him. Mrs. C. Steinh user of Shelby Volle ind. Is the guest of or. And mrs. Charles w. Zeigler. Mise Clara French returned sunday from a visit with miss Helen Mccusker of Danville. Ing. The la ride is a daughter of William it crimes and wife who re a Bison the f. Nave place and the Groton is a Well known Young Man of this City the son of mrs. Ill Isley and is employed at the n Illonal i car Coupler Plant they will reside i la this City Ami Ali or iri enids Ltd Quot ii i i Tiest Wilshe for a Long Auto contented married life together. I get change of venue. I attorneys representing mrs. Louis i Houser who is suing her husband husband George Houser of Richland township for a divorce and $15,000 Alimony i died a motion apr a change of venue from the Fountain circuit court tuesday. They assigned the following reason for the Case to be sent to some other county i first that the defendant has undue Nilaben be Over the citizens of Fountain i county. I second that an odium attaches to Plain tier in said county on account of i local prejudices and that an odium attaches to plaintiff s cause of action i on acco it of local prejudices i attorney Chas. Mccabe who represents the defendant made no objection to the change of venue being granted and judge Schoonover sent the Case to i Montgomery county. I George Houser is a wealthy Farmer of Richland township. His wife brought the divorce and Alimony proceedings against him last Spring and the complaint contained some serious sensational and criminal charges. The outcome of the Case will be watched with interest by the people of foun taid county As both the interested parties Are Well known. Buried beneath tons of gravel which descended upon him like an a Alarich and covered him to the depth of three feet William Miller an employee of the Indiana gravel co., still lives to Tell the tale altho suffering from a broken leg and bad Hesh wound in his right thigh. It was a very close Call to death and Only the prompt and vigorous efforts of his fellow workmen succeeded in saving his he. Miller was working near the big steam shovel when a Large Section of gravel about thirty feet wide was dislodged and Slid Dovin upon him. He had not time to cry out before he was thrown Down against the machine and buried beneath the gravel. The Man in charge of the shovel saw the Accident and after sounding the alarm seized a shovel and started to Rescue him. He dug Down about three feet before he came to the Man s hair when he took his hands and scraped the gravel away from his face. The other employees hastened to the Aid of their Comrade and Wurst frantically in an Effort to uncover his body. He was buried in a half erect position and it was thus necessary for them to move tons of gravel before his body and legs were finally release. When his head was uncovered he was unconscious and Black in the face. Or. Finney had been called immediately and hurried to the scene in his machine arriving just As the Man was taken out. He applied restoratives and soon had Miller in a condition to be brought to the the City on the switch engine which had been summoned from the Yards Here. The doctor found that both Bones were broken in the left leg just below the knee and there was a bad laceration of the right leg just above the knee caused by a Holt on the steam shovel. In addition the Man s body was a mass of bruises and he is sore internally. He has been getting along alright this week however and his recovery is now reasonably certain. Enochs buys City Mill. On tuesday a Deal which has been in Progress for some time was concluded i and O. Enochs proprietor of the i Attica feed Exchange is now owner j of t he Attica Mill. It will he recalled i that the property was recently traded to parties in Wichita kans., and the Purchase was made from them thru the Agency of j. Shannon Nave. Or. Enochs is planning to convert the old Mill into a feed Mill and grind All kinds of Fine Stock and poultry feeds. He will also make High Grade Corn meal and after a few weeks will move his feed Exchange from West main Street to the Mill. He plans to handle Coal this Winter in connection with his Wood business and next year May make some alternations in the Mill and buy Grain for shipping. He will devote his main attention to the feed business however and gives every Promise of building up an Industry that will fill a very important place among the City s institutions. His experience and ability fit him for the work unusually Well and there will be general rejoicing that the old Mill that has stood Idle so Long will now be turned into a paying Indus by. James m. Hunter and wife wll move to Lafayette next week and spend the Winter there. They have rented a furnished House the owners of which have gone to California for a few months. They have no intention of leaving their Warren county farm permanently and will return to it next Rich musical treat. The Large number of attic ans who enjoy Good music Are looking Forward with keen anticipation to the Musicale to be held in the methodist Church on next wednesday evening nov. 1st, the Date having been changed from tonight which was the first Date selected. Several residents of the City have heard Signor Marene the italian harpist whose playing is to furnish the main feature of the entertainment and Are enthusiastic Over his Mastery of that charming instrument. Prof. Mercer the Tenor whose singing is to be another feature is also Well known in musical circles Here and will find an enthusiastic Welcome. In addition to the solos by prof. Mercer there will be vocal numbers by mrs. A. P. Green mrs. Lee Hildebrand mrs. F. S. Purnell and a piano selection by miss Helen Thompson. The program is made up of selections from classics operas and promises to be one of the Best presented in Attica for Many years. Or. And mrs. Jolgui slut thu ent r talked a number of trip kids Uri sunday in Honor of the first communion of their Sou Charle a. Among those present were Blanford Browning wife and daughter. Carl Pence and wife and Daniel Shuppert. Of Attica Anthony Vole Leeds and Raymond glutting of Decatur. Ind., and mrs. John Pixel and two sons of Converse or. And mrs. Clinton Culp of Danville go today for an extended trip through the Southern and Western states. Including Spring fled to. Che Home of their son. Ralph. Garl Culp another Eon who now lives at new Orleans la., will also visit his parents and brother at Spring fled. Mrs. Culp is a sister of mrs. Rosa Polk of ten City. Cliff Barger of Lafayette was in the City on business wednesday. Hunter family reunion. Sunday at the residence of or. And mrs. W. O. Gladden of Gladden s Corner the children grandchildren and great grandchildren of or. And mrs. John Park Hunter held their second reunion since the death of or. Hunter and his wife which occurred less than a year ago. It had been the custom of or. Hunter and his wife to gather their children grandchildren and in at grand children around them at their Home in Warren county several times during each year on their wedding anniversary and birthdays and those occasions were always looked Forward to by the family with fond and participated in with Delight by All. After the old folks passed away the next generation talked it Over and decided that the reunions should be kept up not Only in memory of their parents but for the great enjoyment afforded al by being together occasionally. The second reunion was held at or and mrs. Gladden s country Home sunday. Five automobile loads came despite the Rainy weather and exceedingly bad roads and others came by rail. They brought with them great baskets of Good things to eat and they had a most enjoyable reunion. Following Are the names of those present mrs. H. H. Vanness and grandson William Batey of Hoopeston iii or. And mrs. James m. Hunter or. And mrs. William a. Hunter and children. Coral Herb it and Mildred or. And mrs. Howard b. Campbell and children Park and Howard bjr., of Williamsport in. mrs. John Walker closes docket ends his life work and answers final summons to the bar of a higher resulted from fall in Danville soldiers Home served Many years As Justice of log Gan and his death leaves North end of county without he civil court. P Vizabeth and mind red of Tab or. And mrs. Emory towers of Lafayette mrs. Charles Rienbolt of Judy Ville Charles Mccabe jr., of Williamsport. The next reunion will be held at the Home of or. And mrs. Jan est. Hunter near Williamsport on novt Ember 4, 19j1. _ _ former editor lands Good lob. Edgar Webb returned yesterday from new York where he had been for several Days in consultation with the Thompson Brown co. Relative to the acceptance of a position As their Western representative. A contract was signed monday and or. Webb will begin his work on next monday morning. The position is one for which or. Webb s training and experience peculiarly fit him and should prove mutually advantageous. The company is a publisher of school text books and has been in existence for seventy years. Until two years ago it confined its activities to the East but in 1909 a Western Ohice was opened at Indianapolis in charge of Lawrence Mcturner assistant state superintendent of Public instruction under supt. Cotton Aud later a candidate for the office of state superintendent. Or. Mcturner and or. Webb were classmates at the Indiana state Normal school at Terre haute and recently when or. Mcturner resigned to accept a better position with another company he voluntarily recommended that or. Webb be secured As his successor. An office is maintained in Indianapolis from which or. Webb will direct the Western Branch of the business. The territory includes everything West of Pittsburg and he will have under his management several travelling men. His work will consist in securing the adoption of the company s publications wherever possible in Competition for slate contracts As supplementary books or for Library or Reading use. The position pays a Good salary and carries with it a Liberal allowance for expenses. The acceptance of the position will require that or. Webb remove his family to Indianapolis and this he will do As soon As he can make the necessary arrangements. Robert r. Walker the be Nerbak Justice of the peace made the last entry on his life s docket and past on to a higher court on last i riday oct. 20th, in the Hospital at the soldiers Home at Danville iii., where he had Gene to spend a few months while his w ife was visiting relatives in Chicago. Altho he had been in failing health for several years his death resulted directly from a fall which occurred sunday morning oct. 15th. When he slip and fell on the tiled floor of the toilet room breaking his left hip near the joint. His enfeebled in Constitution .-.i�?. J was unable to overcome the Shock and Judy and daughter. Miss Elsa of july j there was Little Hope of his recovery Ville or. And mrs. Ora Milligan and his wife from Chicago children Dorothy and Virginia of Attica and she remained with him until the or. And mrs. Grant Rice and children end came. His son John a who if Assisi tant cashier in the Palmer natio i al Bank in Danville was also in attendance at the bedside. The body was brought to Attica and the funeral held at the Home on East Monroe Street at 2 o clock monday. The service was conducted by Rev. T. W Stewart of the presbyterian Church and the interment was in Riverside cemetery. Air. Walker was born near Newcastle ind., june 1, 1842, and was thus years four months and 19 Days of age. While he was a Mere lad his parents moved to Marion county Indiana where his boyhood was spent. When he was eighteen years old the family moved to West Lebanon in Warren county and was residing there when the civil War broke out. Or. Walker responded to his country s Call and spent three years and six months in the 63d regiment. Indiana Volunteer infantry. He served with the army of the Cumberland participating in Many of the important engagements of the War and doing his duty valiantly. At the close of the War he returned to West Lebanon and took up work on the farm but physical disabilities compelled him to leave the farm and he went to West Lebanon where he lived for a few years. Nineteen years ago he and his family became residents of Attica and this had been their Home Ever since. Or. Walker was married to miss Marietta Clinton on april 14, 1867, and to them were Horn three children who with his wife still survive. The children Are Wace c., Ethel and John e. Two Brothers and two Sisters Frank of Broa Ripple ind. And mrs. Hester a. Mccoy of Indianapolis John t. And mrs. Martha a. Blum of Lebanon ind. And numerous other relatives also survive. Or. Walker was a great sufferer for Many years hut bore his afflictions with fortitude remaining patient and uncomplaining thru it All. Even during the last Days of his life when he was racked with agonizing pain he made no complaint hut endured it calmly and quietly to the end. He was a Good husband and father a generous neighbor and a Man who will be Long remembered by his friends. Beginning improvements. Will Tjce Haworth yesterday began the Nee Elisary alterations the vacant room in the Farmers amp merchants state Bank building preparatory to fitting it up As temporary quarters for the Bank while the extensive remodelling which the banking room will undergo is in Progress. Harvey Hall returned to his Home in Rankin. 111., wednesday after a visit with David Hall and family. Or. And mrs. Clayton Carson of Arcadia Are guests of or. And mrs. A. Carson. Mrs. West Lebanon was the guest of friends in this City wednesday. John Feuerstein and Albert Lyons were in Covington on business wednesday. J. M. Hunter of Williamsport was in the City on business tuesday. Tom Purdue and wife Aylesworth were Attica visitors . L. I. Elects new officier. The methodist ladies Industrial society met monday afternoon in the Church Parlours and elected the following new officers mrs. Ella Newlin president mrs. Margaret Stafford vice president mrs. George Curtis treasurer mrs. Edna Coffing Secretary miss Abbie Derr Leader of Section no. 1 mrs. Elizabeth Mckee Leader Section no. 2 mrs. Emma Mcdermond Leader Section no. 3 mrs. Belle Harrison Leader Section no. 4._____wabash officials Here. The Wabash inspection special made a Brief Stop at Attica tuesday to permit of the inspection of the station by the higher officials of the Road a formality which they go thru once a year. President Delano Miller and Twenty five other of the Road s principal officers were on Board. Or. And mrs. Cd Wilber of Dau Volle were guests of Sam a Bolt and wife of near Kramer

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