Harvey McCaslin divorce

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Xegleefa syuip head anc paljji blues,' and;a< with E. Compound, there be less are Compound inflammation, Mrs. wish you if it tried the Compound. I end CHURCH TROUBLES A Daughter Demands a Father's Expulsion or Withdrawal. Threatened Division of the Congregation the Result. of mot in a. also behind, all Prin- KUANKLIN, iud.. llarchi 4.—l'lie •iroHlble in. the Presbyterian cliurdi. the oldest and wealthiest in tho city, is the .solo topic of conversation, It is caused >l>y the feeling against Harvey G. McCaslin. The church is rent over the affair, and. it looks, as- though the result will be serious. Last November Mr. McCaslin suddenly loft lite homo and went west. It was stated '.'hint he had -poparated from his wife, ami this was confirmed when lie returned tbout tlie first of the year and began ihmniug a division, of his estate. .The family is among the most prominent in t'lie county. Tho members lived in an elegant homo just south of the city, and Mr. MeCaslin owned a line farm of 250 acres. Mr. lud Mrs. McCaslin had been married 'or twenty-three years and one daugh- :er resulted from the union. Miss <;thel. McCaslin, twenty-two years Jd. The latter i.s a talented mnsichi.n, has appeared in concerts in various ,-ities o.f the State, where her piano rvmuibe.rs. have 'been highly prized. Tho family apparently was a happy and devoted one, and the separation came as a great surprise. Humors were prevalent that. Mrs, McCaslin wa.s jealous of (.lie attentions of her -husband to M'iss Ethel Murphy, seventeen years old, a domestic employed by tlu> family. Whatever the cause Mr. Mi- Casli'ii offered no opposition to (he. divorce which she sought, and '[hero was a previous settlement, by which she received $3.000 alimony. With her (Laughter she removed r<» apartments in tlie city, wh'ilo- Mr. M-eOasJin remained at tho farm. Throe days after -the. divorce had .been granted Mr. McCaslin weiw: to iBrown county, the home of Miss Murphy, and returned with -flic girl a.s •his iM-i-de. The McCaslins are Presbyterians, and it was .iiK-unibo.ut on the c-liurcli trustee. 1 * to take some cognis- ance of the rumors afloat. After a •full discussion (.lie session, by a vote of -five to- four, decided to suspend Mr. McCaslin for six months, at ihe expiration of which time he was invited to bring his wife a.ml bo .restored fo full fellowship. Miss 'Efchel McCa.sJ.in i,s a director of the church •choir, oue of the best in the Snyod of Indiana. S'lic met with flic 'Chdii- last Saturday night, and notified its members that she could no longer continue widi the church unless her father was expelled. He had become loathsome to her because of his conduct, and she could no longer meet •him, even as a, communicant, in- the ssune congregation. Thereupon she gave notice that she would resign licr directorship. The choir was much surprised, l)wt after a full discussion, and after speeches by M. B. Fisher and J. M; Dunlop, two of its- members, her position was sustained, and the choir voted to discontinue its connection with die church until the session had considered its action. . As a consequence, on Sunday morning the choir loft was empty, and the pastor, Rev. L. P. Marshall, was compelled to lead the congregational singing. The members of 'the choir occupied seats in the congregation. Sunday night the same scene was re-enacted. Miss McCaslin attended services at another church, and she 'has refused to return until her father is expelled. The matter is being very generally discussed by the congregation, and the preponderance of opinion sustains Miss McCaslin and the choir in the stand taken, A. member of the choir reports that, the choir Is conscientious in .the matter. If Mr. McCnslin was guilty, he should not be retained; if Innocent, he should not be suspended.. In case the session fails to consider, there -will probably be a split in the eoDg'regation, as a majority of tho flock seem to side with the choir. Mr. Marshall is said also to support the <yhoJr; which is the strongest in, the •Ity, with its me-mibership composed of the very best people in Franklin, towit: Miss Ethel McCasliu, Miss Laura MeCaslin, Mrs. Anna McCaslin and Miss Ru-by Woollen, sopranos.; Miss Eda Hulsman and Mrs. Rell Me- Naughton, contraltos; Messrs. .Tell' Bolser, Dale House, H. C. Voris. M. Fisher and O. I, Dem.arce, tenors, and J. M. Dunlop, Dr. F, G. Freeman, Charles Ker-lin and Fred Duulap. bassos. in @

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  1. Logansport Pharos-Tribune,
  2. 05 Mar 1897, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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