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WB" 7 17 THE ENTERPRISE RICHMOND INDIANA RIDAY EBRUARY 8 1895 Correspondence Sold at Retail rom the actory it MiitifDi sian Pianos con cold some Wed farm Mendenhall county asy the Maple did 8TRRR PIANO GO been last Mauufacturers Richmond Ind Sold at Retail rom the actory HORRIBLE EXPLOSION with new suffering with an to Richmond on glad again able to be up cf upon west of stage in NOT CONDUCIVE TO HAPPINESS returned from Rev will meet next drive A i 91 Sunday position has He this Mon Ind She bed Rich re fa cts Exer Tickets for de next time wot has love A lion never kills anybody while he is roai ing Poetry and Pay Love is tapping at my Wrote tho poet well content Said the wife: re wrong once more That's the landlord for the rent!" Constitution Lizzie put some kind sleeves on to yourself we lias a Dese got on ain't intended for Life ing her grandparents Wm Smith and wife She has lately recovered from the measles Etta Bond is home from the Business College nursing the measles Rev Sawyer commenced his series of meetings last Tuesday night Let us not slack our interest in the Sunday schools was also driven through the wall and almost through a book case adjoining The windows were blown in and the building considerably 'damaged Mrs Clapper Mrs Maggie Gbvalt and Miss Edna Co alt were at the table clearing up the dishes most of which were broken by the explosion A missle of some kind passed through one kitchen window and out at another yet strange to say none of the inmates were injured Rush out ol the house the most rible sight met their eyes our men dead or unconcious Two ers mangled and bleeding will give a spelling Union county hor men oth ind only one of the whole six men (Mr Williams) being able to go for a doctor A thirteen year old son of Mr Clapper Walter) who was in the mow was un injured to help his mother remove his father who was unconcious to the house Meanwhile the rubbish adjoining the barn caught fire and in a few moments more it wcu have been past saying including nu doubt the house and the bodies of the dead Mrs Covalt and daughter with remarkable presence of mind carried water and put the fire leaving everything else to take care of itself for the time Seldom have such trying scenes or greater heroism iiei ii displayed than was done bv the survivors of this terrible catastrophe in which nearer all of those present were killed or disabled than almost ever known on a like occasion The cause of the explosion is supposed to be low water and an old boiler Hagerstown rank Newcom has been laid up two weeks with a carbuncle in his hano Is better now Mrs Mat Newcom is on the sick list Park Hadley moved to town last Mon day Ben Weeks moved to town last Mon dav Mahlon Gebhart entertained Stovenonr to dinner last Sunday Dr Keith says it is too cold to after life insurance The discourse delivered bv Rev ington last Sunday at the church to nmn only was well liked The petition for the temperance bill now pending before the legislature is ne ing signed by nearly all whose atten tion is called to it good talker and did much good in this community He has gamed many a friend and we regret to see him leave but there are many places that need him worse than South Lynn A protracted effort at the church at this place conducted by Rev Powel They have been having a very good meeting and an out pouring of the Spirit lames Barnes is on the sick list Aunt Polly Simons who has been seriously ill is convalescing On last Monday Mrs Rebecca Ellis aged seventy three while carrying a bucket of water slipped and fell was jarred so she had to take her but is now getting better Mrs Ella Boone is very low with sumption We are always readv to welcome weather It is a good time to get a hus tle and we are giaa to Know that of our citizens are on the move Hunt was on our streets nesday George Bright is moving to his west of here Miss Lona Winship entertained sev eral of her schoolmates last riday night Miss Alta Stettler is visiting relatives at Ludlow alls this week George Peden is quite poorly Dave youngest son is on the sick list Dr Harry Walker of Arba has his df fice rented and Dr JHMorony has pur chased property and intends to begin the practice before many days The Boiler of a Threshing Engine Ex plodes Killing Three Men and Perhaps atally Injuring Two More Real Estate Transfers for Week Ending eb 7 1895 as urnished by Wm McMhain Abstractor Emma Hoover to Elizabeth Jones three acres in Dublin warranty SI 150 Eli Wickersham and wife to 3 iola Thompson lot 13 Jacksanburg warranty Estate Jas Burgess to Nancy Lancaster 20 acres Wayne township 12000 Lydia A Watson and husband to Nancy Lancaster same as last above quit claim SI David Creitz and wife to town of Cambridge Citv ground southwest cor ner oote and Maple streets Cambridge City warranty I A Cox et al to Emma Cox IJ'JiilSl feet Mills Wayne township warranty $1800 Heirs Chas Calton to Matilda Deit rich lot 7 Elliott Doughty's addition Centreville warranty Amanda McCray and busband to John and Sarah I Wilson lots 110 to 122 East Germantown warranty James Dougherty to James A Boyd undivided half fifty acres Harrison town ship warranty 2500 David Loniz and wife to Herlie Lontz 25 acres Jefferson township war ranty $1000 Leonora Clawson ami husbai to I Joseph Outland and wife part lot 23 Washington warranty 100 The Van Bennett Nationals Team are reporiel to have id a send off at Michigantown on the 1st nit and rousing meetings ever since The sing ing of Mr and Mrs Ross is said to be especially fine 3 I1 East Germantown Miss Ella Kocker remained at Center ville over Sunday Henry Heist is very sick at this writ ing Rev Smith opened a protracted meet ing at this place last Sunday evening Ona Beard and Emma Carpenter spent Sunday as guests of Nellie Torrence Clara Oldaker who has been sick with measles at Cambridge returned to her home Sunday much improved but not entirely well rank Gehr and William Lieb are all smiles They are girls Mont Torrence remained at Hagers over Sunday Oldaker attended the township institute at Centerville on Saturday Mrs ShomaBertsch of Pennvilewas stiicken with paralysis on Monday of last week She has remained uncon scious ever since Her recovery is very doubtful The Sun of last week says saloon is a social necessity vv hy it not say a political necessity Williamsburg' Rev Clements closed fiis series maufinnu Inat SinrwltJV Mr Perry Williams is visiting home Add 1st Myers has sold the hotel to John Meredith red Pearce I as returned home from his eastern trip Van Roberta has sold the beef shop to Charley Smith The measles have broke up the school up stairs for two weeks or more John Meredith will have a sale the 15th of next month Last week all the boys had the measles but this week the girls have them Cold weather is with us again Modoc Since our last report winter has been rather severe around where there plenty of gas but Modoc has fared pretty well because we have plenty of wood Lorin Galliher is the father of a wee girl John Lee calls himself papa to a bouncing boy Will Vardeman and Ida Davis have joined hands and entered the state of matrimony 'Joy and good luck to them The infant son of Wesley and Gertie Wrightsman was buried last Thursday 2uarterly meeting was well attended and Rev Mahan preached two able discourses to large audiences The revival services recently held at the church were a success and en joyed by all who attended Rev red lo'igbtby assisted by Miss Ritter of Richmond was in charge A number of conversious was the result Since our last report Miss Iou Ed wards Miss Allie Hunt and Mr Carver Jourdan Lave gone to Hoopston 111 where they will remain some months Geo Rayman was elected super intendant to till the vacancy occasioned by the removal of Mrs Williams Several of our citizens are on tue move again Al Locke John Hunt and Hint Grubbs have gone to Parker but still more building goes on in Modoc Jack Hanscom and Jared McGunegil 'will erect a large business building Eli Barker intends to build a harness so we understand Mrs Darling Adamson will return to her home in Oklahoma in a few days Miss Nellie Gilchrist attended teach er's institute at Losantville last Satur day Miss Gilchrist is one of our most successful teachers Mrs Williams made a flying visit to our viciuitv Monday Miss Zane Galliher departed tins life bnnday night eb 3rd Etie hxu been in oi iung lever out a snort time Home manufacture I Sold at Retail from the actory saving all middle profits Prices the most favor able terms the easiest ive warranty with each Piano You have choice of several hundred new Pianos and are not sold from any wareroom in Richmond Write or telephone for descriptive catalogue Dalton school visited Hill school last riday afternoon Nathan and Harvey Taylor who were killed in the boiler explosion Monday were buried at Nettle Creek Thursday morning The funeral was largely attended Maple Hill school was vacated Mon day till the funerals were over Mr Albert Lamb and wife arrived here Monday evening to attend the fun eral of Natiian ami Harvey Taylor Mrs father and other Zimri Hockett has moved to Parker to run a restaurant The description of the explosion given by our Diltoti correspondent will be found in another column Ed Greensfork Allen Roller is still lingering in a criti cal condition Beasley has bought him an old fashion wood stove for his restaurant He says he will keep the boys from ireezing now Allen Daugherty the has put a door tn his parlor from the outside for the purpose of putting the post office therein This makes a mighty Cue place for it as women can go in without fear of hearing indecent language Will Roller has rented the store room of A Daugherty where fie will put in a nice line of drygoods with is stock of groceries 31 rs Mattie Shulzer a sister of James 'Shoemaker has been paying him a visit She left here to day rancis Daugherty has been very sick for the past week with a sore throat But we are glad to learn that he is improving and will be out soon He has been offered a position with the igaro Cigar Co of Chicago but has not decided as yet whether he will take it as he has something else in view New Scales New Designs New Styles along cold even gold Prohibitionists should remember the New Castle meeting next Monday If we really care anything for our homes lets get a on us and attend this tcall Its too cold to hunt rabbits Old Boreas has put a corner on eggs Samuel Johnston and wife are back fiom their Southern trip 1 Alfred Hadley has not been able to be out of the house for many weeks but thinks that possibly he is gaining a little now Elmer Hadley is hauling hay for New ton Harris Elmer proposes to get the baby a new dress if hustling will do it Henry Omeltz sfid looks after the pigs ami sho'ats that are for sale The Endeavor program Sunday even ing was very interesting There was a good attendance considering the weather The students of the primary ami inter mediate rooms at school vro preparing a good program for birth lll'V John Clinchens visited Andre Mil last Sunday Several from our vicinity atiAipleii tte funeral of Mary Colvin last TuesdayatConcoid Helen Votaw oi Indianapolis is visit 1895 The funeral services conducted by Ee Spencer last Sunday afternoon Dr Evans was called to lorida on ac count of the sickness of his grandson Rev Spencer preached at the Chris tian church Sunday night and received one member in full connection Mrs Mary Pigg is suffering with rheumatism Economy Daniel Williams and vife of mond spent some days here with lives last week Miss Dora Pierce returned home day after a stay of some weeks in ianapolis Miss Maggie Lamb is quite sick ervsinelas series of meetings at the church closed Sunday night Mrs Han nah Jessup preached three very pow erful sermons to veiy laie audiences Sunday that vv ill long be remembered by fie hearers Dan Hiatt of Richmond is stopping with his uncle Joe Williams Auiel Edwards is quite sick with lung trouble The members of the church hllVV IXiade up a purse for the purpose of buying Itev A Buoyertvit John Pennington iii pleicb in tlw church Saturday morning Herbert and Sherman Young of Mun cie are spending the week with friends a relatives here A few of our young men viewed the wreck al Jacob west of rank lin Inesday Rebecca Lamb is attack of la grippe Roll Osborn went business Wednesday Oscar Ballenger is out The Radical United Brethren begin a series of meetings next Sunday evening in town True rench is again looking the horse business in this vicinity s' Losantville Health good but weather cold 1 Several of our cititizens attended the trial of State vs Murray Lather last Monday The revival at this place conducted by Rev Byrket still continues Much in terest is manifested and good is being done The trustee of this township reports schools in good condition The teachers held an institute at this place which was full of interest Their last institute for the year will be held the 16th hist Their will be an entertainment at the Christian church at this place next Mon day evening eb 11th to be given by Anna Cogswell It will consist of readings recitations pantomines and posings All should attend as Miss Coggswell is well known all over the State Admission 10 and la cises at 7 olclock prompt sale at the post office Webster Newton Harf is seems to be with his hav hanlincr Andrew Davis got left the other day' iy Harris muies iney saw me leuce was down so they went pastures new and lett Andrew to muse the peculiarity of mules The Creamery mves right 'through thick and thin heat or and conies up with the 'though Uncle Sam is about out of Centerville Another old veteran gone to rest Oharles Green who has been quite low for so me weeks witn consumption died at his home one mile eas of here Sun day at 3 His remains were taken to Doddridge cemetery for inter ment Wednesday He was a member of the A and was buried oy thatorder There was a rousing temperance meet ing of the citizens of Centerville Sunday night at the church in the interest of the Nicholson Temperance Bill now before the Indiana legislature The meeting was presided over by Rev Row aed pastor of the church here About eighey five names were secured to a petition asking the Legislature to passthe Nicholson Temperance Bill Miss Elrnora Hill was the guest of Mrs Peele Saturday and Sunday Mrs Cyntbia mother and Miss Blanch and rank Mendenhall were guests of Mrs Peelle last Mother Price died at the lutn last Thursday morning uneral service was conducted by Rev II Rupe on Saturday morning The inter ment was in Crown Hill cemetery Mrs Elizabeth Barnes continues very feeble with heart trouble Rev Rupe tilled the pulpit at the Christian church Sunday morning and preached from the text that is not with me is against Many beautiful illustrations of the Christ life were presented The sermon will un questionably be productive of much good John Jeffries and wife of Cambridge 'City were the guests of Peelle aud wife last day Mrs red poll parrot depart ed this life Sunday evening with la grippe was a good talker and will be much missed by the family Ehl Laud of Harrison 0 is holding a series of meetings at the Christian church Remember the lecture at the Chris tian churh to night riday) by Brown pastor of the church of Christ at Hamilton Subject Come out and see how he handles Uncle The entertainment at the Hall Satui day night given bj the Earlham Ath letic Association was liberally patronized aud every one well pleased witn the ex ercises Joseph A Commons had a valuable colt to die Monday with lung fever The joint institute of Centre and Abington township last Saturday at the high school building was well attended and the interest good through out the day Quite a number of our citizens are having la grippe Boston The infant child of Joe Pyle is sick Edgar Doherty of Seven Mile 0 spent a few days' last week with his sis ter Mrs Emma Rife Gilbert Packer spent last week at Hamilton Lewis Starr is improving rapidly Minnie Bennett visited friends at Lib erty Saturday and Sunday John Conally got his thuirb badly masted last week Rev McClain began a revival service at the Universalist church last Wednes day night Iva Crawford match at her school in next riday night Miss Mary Girton Dunkirk last riday The Epworth League Sunday evening at six Next Sunday will be Rey regular appointpient at the ME church John Smith of Ripley county formerly cf Locust Grove was buried here last Thursdav aged 85 years un eral services conducted by Rsv Daniels of the irst church of Ri hmond Miss Addie Phillips of Blackford county is visiting hi hr then rank lieliifia the tvo voar old daughter oi Ciint and Cora Beck died Jan 31st Sugar Grove Ed Pierce left for Atlanta Ga Tuesday where he intends spending the balance of the winter in hopes of regain ing his health Walter Harris is visiting friends at New Castle McCown and Muncie Two or three members of Merritt family are st'ck Steve Bierce came down from Ander son last riday where he has been on business for a few weeks Airs Jacob redericks visited friends in Henry county last riday aud Satur day John Newman of Greensfork been Laving a siege of la grippe called on his friend Ves lamb at nlm last Snndav Andrew Horney and wire of Greens fork spent riday with Luther Wilson and family Miss Mary Sykes is visiting her sister Mrs Moore at New Paris Ed Stanton intends moving to Ger mantown in the near future This com munity loses a good citizen but success to him Tiiere is a case of measles in the family oi JosepL Sykes His younger son Ed die now has them lorence Nicholson and a friend were calling on lady friends near Centerville last Thursday evening Mrs Harris and James Thornburg were calling on friends Sunday evening Alexander Kirby and Benjamin Burgess will exchange farms in the near future Elmer children have bees having la grippe Calvin Oler will move to town in the spring Wm Sykes is getting over the meas les Charles Coffman and wife spent Sun day with friends at Jacksonburg Ed Nicholson is on the sick list Mike Wilson and family spent Satur day and Sunday with Mrs parents south cf Greensfork Jataes Thornburg of Muncie is visit ing his friend Harris Lenis Oler intends to keep cool He is putting up ice that is nine inches thick Henry Richard and sou lost a valuable young horse last week with paralysis of the heart They bought the hore of Geo Davis and son of Greensfork and was a thorough bred Two aged colored people passed through our villiage last Sunday enjoy ing a sleigh ride Geo Canada and wife of Economy and Isaac Gray and son of Losantville wtn called to the bed side of John Etaismsn Sylvester children are bedfast Dr' Neff of Greensfork is attending tjein Merritt Gilmer has purchased a 1 Michigan cutter Greene Township After a long spell of sickness am to be able to represent our little valley again lnnHR 7 i nj'zirn 1 1 tr rwrxzxH LHC LiCdlUL 13 JdtLlCiaiiY KVUU Lhe weather i very eclu oiaest January we iuve exerieuced for several a 1 1 William Colvin departed from tins lite on Jan 3rd alter a short illness 1 Roberta sold his butcher shop to Charlrtv Smit 1 he worK on church at Cra afi iiit nor school house moves slowly i Wm Hodsin one of our old neighbors hovino 'nrth Carolina to ariend I tbe winter will return to vvayne county soon The protracted meeting at church at Williamsburg closed Clarence has a good now Justice Reynolds is attracted town Measles are at the highest this little burg We have high times at Center shoot ing pigeons Coggshall is thinking of return ing from Chicago soon Van Kobeits and family will move to Richmond soon Toe unlawful fisher of this township had better cover up their tracks behind them Burt Huff and wi'e have returned to ountain City Ed Johnson of Winchester spent a part of last week with his sister south of Williamsburg Cates of Muncie is talking of moving buck to his farm west of town Williamsburg choir is not in it Lafe Coggshall and family spent Sun day with his brother melviu ol ountain City Ask Charley Ladd what necklies are The explosion that occured about mid wav between ranklin in this county and Mooreland in Henry county being some three miles north of Millville last Monday is graphically described by our Dalton'correspondent as follows: three miles south east of Moore land in Blue River township Henry Co is the beautiful farm and residence of a worthy citizen Jacob Clapper It was the'scene last Monday of one of the worst disasters that ever occurred in tins section of Indiana The house stands upon a beautiful knoll and about one hundred feet to the west on lower ground is the narn which fronts the east Six men were engaged in cutting fodder using the old threshing engine which was stationed about midway between the house and barn It seems that the pump was out of order and there was not sufficient water in the boiler After dinner they ma le some effort to put the pump in orler and three of the men went to putting on the belt the other three were in the barn At the moment that the wheel began to turn the rear end of the boiler blew out with territic force Simultaneously with the explosion the engine was Jiurled down the incline with flying missies ami carrying death and destruction in its course It demolished the fodder cutter broke the cer er post in the Lam aud 1 mded the boiler on the west sill of the barn the engine being broken and scat tered Of lim tiireti men at the engine Naim1: layor ami John Well er were instantly Killed and Clapper sus tHiiAtu of th? brain a blow hat luGneiifed several rlLs from the spine and other serious injuries Taylors hetd was crushed and Welkers neck was broden Of the other three mtn Harvev Tavlor was found under the boiler with his head crushed he snr yived but half an hour Wilson Drake was badly cut and bruised about face the most serious being a large cut in the groin which is a very dangerous Wvdtiii narvey "Williams fortunately was standing a little further to one side and received a cut on the head and son scratches Under the spur of excite ment he rode to Dalton lor the doctor but he has found it necessary since to keep close to his room Drs Hardesty Clapper and Spitler are giving eveiy attention they can to the two wounded men and some hopes are entertained for their recovery Time will develop their fate The missies from the rear oi the boiler together with the concussion produced sad havoc on the house knocking holes in the wallsand break ing windows and doors The mud from the boiler was plastered on the home from gsound to roof and flooded the carpet on the floor Hundreds of peo ple are visiting the scene of A representative of the Enterprise visited the scene of the explosion Wed nesday afternoon and found the two survivors in a very critical condition Wilson Drake was not disemboweled as reported his head and face were much swollen and his appearance and the doc answers as to his condition were not encouraging at that time for his recovery At the home of the two men lying cold and dead in the house were sufficient evidence of the sorrow of that household which has been so peculiarly afflicted of late Only a short year ago a son who bad been employed in differ ent railroad positions in Iowa was brought home a mangled corpse and last spring the son who was killed Mon day was so injured by a circular saw as to be disabled all summer and to some extent permanently cripp ed At the Clapper residence visitors were reluctantly excluded but the re port oi tiie physician and symptons were more favorable as Mr Clapper has some appetite and is retaining strength though greatly prostrated The force of the explosion as shown by the surroundings was territic Som? thirty feet of the yard fence that stood a few feet back of the engine was obliter ated and laic "i the posts driven en tirely through tlm wall of the house and was found sticking in a partion of the next room A crowbar was driven through the wall and a piece boanl Lynn Stid it stays like wiut Now is the lime to go sleigh riding Meeto broke up at South Lynn Sun dae riiglo with eight conversions and a i reat many renew cd Bro Swagarts is a ountain City Erata In last items Aunt Mary Turner should have Townsend Roscoe Clements should be Roscoe Clark 'The Palladium man seems to have been somewhat last week if we are to judge by the way he handled the Christian Endeavor and the of the Prohibition party Bnt'he seems to have got his and cama out all right on Tuesday night and acted as secretary of the New Garden township mass meeting to consider and endorse the Nicholson bill On Tuesday night at 7 in the citi zens of this vicinity met in mass con vention with Dr Johnson as chairman and Lacey as secietary The Nicholson bill was taken up and read sett on at a tin and lhe merits and de fects of it discussed by all parties and as a whole was enthusiastically endorsed by an overwhelming majority The fol lowing resolutions were adopted and ordered sent to our representatives Resolved That we the citizens of ountain City and New Garden town in mass convention assembled for the purpose of considering a certain bill known as the Nicholson Bill now before the legislature which bill is intended to better regulate and restrict the sale of intoxicating liquors in this state do hereby endorse the provisions of said bill and do most respectfully ask the legislature to enact the same into law Resolved that we earnestly request our representatives the Hon Charles Shiveley Hon Philip Binkley and Hon James McIntosh to use all hon orable and just means to secure the pas sage of said bill Done at a mass meeting of the citizens of ountain City and New Garden tow ship at the Churc eb 5 1895 John Townsend and Michael Thomas have bought out Samuel Parry iu the dairy business Mrs White is somewhat im proved but her hearing is impaired by neuralgia Mrs ulghum returned from Muiicie on Thursday of Jast week Some parties came near being run over at the crossing south of town on Tues day of last week Hough has bis propagating lioue tired up and sowed with seed Stephen Thomas took in the Morris son will case riday Walter Richardson's health is very much improved and he and his mother will go to Cleyelftjjd this week on a visit The tramp fraternity Las possession 6 the Water station for live days begging and stealing They stripped the saw mill boiler of steam gauge water gauges oil cups to the amount oi several I dollars woftli Broken rail south oi town last week but found before any resulted Airs William Colvin died Sui day and was buried ues tay at vv niamsbmg Mrs Sue Phelps is here on a visit for a few days at her A sleigh load of our folks went to Samuel Sunday night it being tiie birthdav Uncle Joseph and Aunt I Rachael Thorpe he being 91 and she 8(1 Inoue attending were vv Johnson and wife Allen Thorne and wife Sol Woody and wife Huff and wife and AlrsfE Connor Misses Anna and Jennie Dayis gave a supper on Stniday evening for George Williayys Luiti LovinBert Townsend and lo Harrison The band played for the show on Mon day night Some of our young ladies was out tak ing in the sights by moonlight on Tues day night dressed in suits Oi Al irine i baking for rank restaurant II 1 lit 4 I 'rn ril 1 4 l'' 801 1 4 i 1 1 a '1 "I fl iiMi.

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