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Kokomo Saturday Tribune (Newspaper) - May 1, 1880, Kokomo, Indiana Kokomo saturday Tribune. A Republican journal. Vol. 28. Kokomo ind. Saturday May i 1880.�?twelve pages. No. 29. M. \ a no \ c a Ervin second edition saturday May 1st. 4 30 Poylock. I. M. The new Railroad Toledo amp St. Louis line air two feasible lines through Howard county presented. Large and enthusiastic meeting at the opera House on last wednesday evening. On wednesday last a neatly printed circular was issued and distributed Over the City containing the map appearing above and worded As follows we would be pleased to meet the citizens of Kokomo Aud Center township it tie opera House Tho wednesday evening at 8 o clock for the purpose of discussing the question of Aid to the Toledo and St. Louis air line padre it red. This Road must in built equipped and running from Toledo to Frankfort Indiana by september 1st. Isso and As building railroads is very expensive business we ask of those townships which Are Tobe benefited by this important Road a moderate amount to assist in its construction. There Are two feasible routes from Greentown to Frankfort As presented in the Correct map herewith mint fitted. The most desirable one we think is via Kokomo though our interests will compel us to accept the route offering the greater encouragement and the object of calling this melding to night is to have a fair and candid discussion upon this important Enterprise. As great Energy must he displayed to build forty five Miles of Road besides Laving a third rail upon Ait least Twenty Mes of the Frankfort Aud Kokomo Railroad before september 1st. It is evident we have no time to lose. And we Hope to be met to night by the representative gentlemen of Center township. The occasion demands immediate action on the part of All and our line must be surveyed and permanently located within the next thirty Days. The Toledo to St. Louis in in co. Low Well co., contractors. The meeting at the opera House was very largely attended Many of our Best citizens being present. Indeed the meeting was the largest gathering of citizens Ever held in the county in Railroad interests. A Large map had been painted defining the new air line through Indiana and this was displayed Over the drop curtain in the opera House. At 8 of clock col. Willis Blanch called the meeting to Ortler and moved that Hon a. Armstrong act As chairman which was agreed to. Or. A stated the object of the meeting and also said that several speakers were present who would address the audience upon the merits and advantages of the proposed line. J. O. Henderson and a f. Pm lips were made secretaries and the president then introduced or. Craig of Bluffton who spoke for about an hour giving a his tory of the proposed line from the Date of its origin in 1872. He stated that the line is now built from Toledo to a Point within a few Miles of Mari and Recs Haskett should be added to on. West of Frankfort the line is All the committee. Under contract to Shelbyville Illinois subsequent action of the committee and the Only part remaining to be together with editorial comment built is from Marion to Frankfort. Two will be found elsewhere in this Issue. Townships of this county have already voted Aid to the Road and it has been about Kokomos churches surveyed to Greentown. From that j the Catholic Church was one of the Point two feasible lines Are presented first instituted in Kokomo and no de a one via Kokomo to intersect the nomination has progressed More rap of. Amp k. Road at this Point and Aneth idly. Their present new edifice deified via Fairfield joining the f. Amp k. At rated Only a Short time ago is not Middleton. A Syndicate of Eastern Only a credit to the City but to North capitalists Are now interested in the pm Indiana. No pastor of the Church construction of the Road and have the has Ever Given better satisfaction than entire Fine contracted for the work to father lorenian. Be completed by sept 1st, 1880. Or. The african m. E. Church building Craig said that Aid had been Gener in this City was Builtin 1873, the trus Ousby Given All along the line and tees being A. Braboy Thomas it it it while two per cent had been voted in erts and William Burnett. It was ded every township Center will Only be Ica Ted in november. 1875, by Bishop called upon to vote 1% per cent. The Wayman of Baltimore. The pastors line is to be a narrow gauge and will have been revs. Bundy Burden Rob Cost about 12.000 per mile to con erts and Mcsmith. The Church is struck it. Quite prosperous and regular meetings addresses were also made by judge Are now held with a Good attendance. Higenbotham and col. Clark of j the coloured people deserve great Frankfort both of whom set Forth the credit for the rapid strides they have merits of narrow Over Standard Guage made in the past few years in this Deroads in the matter of cheapness in Section. Management Etc. A the year l86 three families of or. R q. Wilson col. Willis Blanch friends settled in Kokomo. At that Ami Milton Bell also addressed the time some five or six members of that meeting Al favouring the Road and re Gigious denomination were residing advocating a tax of one percent to Here Thel Iule 5and soon met at the be voted in Center township. A. H. Mcvey of Toledo Ohio made a Short speech in which he gave some interesting statistics regarding the Cost of construction and of managing narrow Guage roads. A. Philips moved that a committee of seven citizens be appointed to Conler with the Railroad men regarding the amount of Aid desired. The meeting selected the following persons or. R. Q. Wilson col. Willis Blanch Cassville Sharp Richard Nixon a. Armstrong Geo. D. Tate . A. Bronse. This committee were requested to meet at the Clinton House on thursday morning for consultation. The meeting then adjourned. Residence of Richard Nixon and with i the assistance of James Owen a minister arranged meetings for worship which were to be held at private residences twice each week. Soon the number increased so that a Hall was rented on the North Side of the Square. The meetings continued to grow in interest until in 1866, a monthly meeting was established composed of fifty members. Next the meetings were held in a room Over balls grocery until 1871, when the present Fine Brick edifice was completed. Now the membership is nearly 400. At present the Church has no regular pastor. Nearly Twenty years ago the Baptist the committee appointed by the Church organization of Kokomo was dissolved by Mutual consent. Several efforts were subsequently made to revive it but without Avail until 1s74when a sunday school was organized and the meetings were held in the third Ward school building. The meeting on wednesday night with the exception of or. Richard Nixon met at the Clinton House Parlours on thursday morning. Or. Mcvey representing the Railroad company presented their Side of the Case. He said the proposed Road would be first class ,c00 was christened the Baptist mrs Ery particular and that it would Slon sunday school of Kokomo and opened with a membership of about 40. In 1s75 a Church organization was in eve be built by sept. 1st next and cars would be running thereon by that time. The amount of Aid asked il2 per cent.5 he thought was not too Large. The payment of this would be distributed Over two years and it would be so Light that the people would hardly miss it. After thorough con made. We Ltd seven members As follows James w. Fisher Nancy p. Fisher Minnie b. Fisher Drusilla a. Rickard Sarah c. Gray. W. A. Stuart and b. H. Stuart. In november 1875, Rev. S. Cornelius was employed As pastor the third Ward school House siltation. The meeting adjourned until a thursday evening. It was previously j having previously been purchased for agreed that we. Moore father Lor 2.000. Since its Purchase the House deman judge s. Davis Milton Bell has been refitted and is now very comfortable. The Church is out of debt we believe. Rev. N. Carr the present pastor is a most efficient one and very popular among his congregation. The Church is now quite prosperous. The congregational Church in this City Wras organized in 1863, meetings having been held in August of that year in the Hall Over Kelley s grocery on Railroad Street. In september a Council was called to organize a Church. There were Only 14 charter members in the original organization Only three of whom now remain or. And mrs. M. Andrews and mrs. Elizabeth Davis. Rev. J. L. Jenkins the first pastor remained two years during which time the Church edifice was commenced on the lot where it now stands and was completed in 1866. The pastors following Rev. Jenkins were the following revs c. H. Richards George Hicks a. Stewart Walsh d. J. Baldwin a. S. Wood and w. R. Butcher. Several years ago the parsonage was erected a new pipe Organ of great capacity and Power has i been purchased and Many other substantial improvements have been made. At present the Church is without a pastor but this will not be so much longer. The total membership i now numbers about 125. The first m. E. Church society was formed at Kokomo by Rev Jacob col Glazer in the year 1844. David Fosters House was the first place at which services were held. The members of this society were Adam Clark and wife Elizabeth Foster. N. R. Linsday and wife and several others judge Linsday being now the Only survivor. A log Church was built during the year �?T44, on a lot just East of where the county jail now stands. Here the society worshipped until 1851 when a hand some Frame Church was erected on the 1 present location. The present Brick Church edifice was built in 1864, Rev. Charles Martindale being then pastor. In 1872 the Church was remodeler and j improved at a Cost of $4,500. The valuation of the Church is now about $16,-000. It has a seating capacity of 480. Some recent improvements have been made in carpeting the floor putting inner Gas fixtures Etc., and now this Church is to be classed among the Best in Indiana. There is also a Frame parsonage embraced in the Church property valued at about 2,500. Follow ing will by found a list of the ministers who have had charge since the Organ-1 Iza Tion of the m. E. Church Here Rev s. J. Colclazer 1844 Jan. Burns. 145 Allen Skillman i sir 4 7 1 -4q we. Forties. 1849-50 or. Rodgers and Turman 1851 m. S. Morrison 1852 C. Medsker 153 h. H. Bradley and w. A Edmonson 1854-55 h. J. Lace a 1856-57 a. S. Tonan 185 8. T. Stout. 1850 Vav. S. Birch. 1800 Augustus Eddy i 61. Or. Eddy was placed id charge of the Richmond District As presiding elder during the year. And c. Vav. Miller filled out the balance of the year in this charge. S. Lamb 1802 my p. Armstrong 1863 Charles Martindale,864 the Christian c Hurch of Kokomo was organized in 1851, by elders Thomas Shepard and Lewis Anderson. On february 21, of that year three trustees were elected Viz Lewis Anderson John it. Linsday and Edward the Little band of Active and energetic Long until an interest Iii the denomination. John Bohan then Vav. Shepherd christians were and it was not was manifested in August 1854, county auditor sold and deeded to the Christian Church trustees lot no. 45, in the original plat of Kokomo the Price paid being Only 30. This lot was held until 1857, when at a regular meeting of the Church m. M Preble a. H. Ploughe Moreland Thomas Auter and a. E. Armstrong were appointed a building committee. They at once went to work and before the year was Over the Frame building As it now stands was completed. The following ministers have served the Church As regular pastors since its organization up to the present time Thomas Shepherd Lewis Anderson elder Gist anniversary of the founding of the order in the u s. Last monday was the 61st anniversary of the founding of the i o. O. In the United slates and according to previous announcement was celebrated in a befitting manner by the lodges in this City. Invitations were sent out to the various lodges of die county arum District and about fifteen were represented at two o clock on monday afternoon the Odd Fellows assembled at the Hall of Weidman Lodge and formed a procession of about 250, headed by the Cornet band. All members were attired in the regalia of the order. After parading the principal streets the procession halted of the Peru depot where they received Hon. Byron k. Elliott of Indianapolis who arrived at 2 40 p. In. The lodges then escorted him to the new Christian Church. The House was crowded a Large proportion present being ladies. Or. Darnall opened the exercises with prayer. Col. N. P. Richmond then introduced judge Elliott who delivered Garnett George Campbell win. Grigsby i win. S. Winfield j., e. Brown Thomas Ber naw Richard Roberts a. I. Hobbs r. K. Pearce b. M. Blount Joseph Franklin k. L. 1frazier. Aaron Walker M. Mccullough j a most interesting address of about an Vav. Conner h. C. Lyle m. B. Hopkins c m. Robertson Twenty in All besides occasional preaching by l. H. Jamison 8. K. Houshour o. A. Burgess Aud others. In 1875, a lot on main Street was i purchased and the work of building a i new Church we As undertaken. This j magnificent edifice while yet not Fin j shed is now fitted up for divine j 1 worship and is a most imposing Structure. Its Cost when finished will j be about 25.000. The Church has no regular pastor at present. Another terrible Cyclone is reported this week from Macon miss. On last i sunday night a heavy storm passed Over that place blowing Down Twenty two houses including the Railroad shops round House depot and Telegraph office. Sixteen cars were j blown from the track seventeen persons were killed and Twenty two i wounded. The loss of property is estimated at not less than 100,000. At about ten of clock the same night a perfect water spout visited the scene making it More horrible. Men and hours length. The judge is an old member of the order and his address was quite entertaining. He is an Able and eloquent orator. We regret that our limited space will not allow us to give even a synopsis of his address. After lie had concluded the exercises for the Day were Over. A few words regarding Odd Fellowship in Kokomo will not be out of place Here in the year 1853, August 19th, Kokomo Lodge. I. O. O. F., no. 133, was instituted. Among the persons initiated by dispensation the first night were Charles d. Murray r. Kennedy Levin Birt Gen. T. J. Harrison John Bohan and several others. The Lodge prospered Well and increased in membership until the War when it almost disbanded. In 1867 the Lodge contracted for the building of a Hall on the Corner of main and Walnut streets and on july 4th, of that year it was dedicated. Since then the Lodge has flourished the charter of Kokomo Encampment no. 6r, i. O. O. Bears Date of March 26th, i860, and Weidman women were found the next Day de. Capitate limbs torn from their body j lodges a 295. Was Institute i on. Of a 1867, by District Deputy and otherwise mutilated a Quarter of a j mile from their Homes. The Stock was j All killed in that Vicinity. A Bolt of goods from a store was found eight Miles from town in a tree top. Great damages Are also reported from South pm Illinois a violent storm having visited that locality the same evening. A a a has visited Kokomo during the past already halt the Battle is won. \ of season. Every actor is a Star. I he can rely on the democratic party play was a to fiust the Man of Sanvi blundering More than Ever this year. Every one present was highly enter 20th, 1867, by District Deputy grand master Jas. A. Wildman. Both lodges now have splendid Halls and their membership is quite larg. It a a it a the John Dillon combination appeared to a Small audience at the opera House on last tuesday night. The company is one of the Best that Meek 1875-76-77 e. Hold Tork 1876- 79. L. S. Kelt i the present pastor. The republicans offer their Best men As candidates for the City Council. Vote for them. Tamed. Plenty of Reading matter number of the Tribune. In this

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