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7. CLASSIS SESSIONS. 1 I i AROUND THE LAKE SHORES. Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Carson of CLOSING DAYS -AT. ACADEMY PERSONAL POINTERS Brief Mention of Culveriies nd Visitors in Town. Tit of Town Burn with $35,000.
ered the tracks and was badly twist ing the rails. A pile of coal con taining about a carload close to the main track caught fire and generated such a heat that it was several hours before the water and ice thrown on it cooled it sufficiently to permit the track hands to lay rails. At 2 o'clock the wrecking outfit from Logansport arrived bringing a large gang of men. In the meantime the local freight going south was held at this station all the afternoon and it was 4:30 before the track was open. The plant destroyed was owned by the Maxinkuckee Ice company of South Bend and consisted of six houses, each 140 by 40 feet, 30 feet high, and the engine and office buildings.
Four of the houses were about one-half full of ice, aggregating about 6,000 tons; two were empty. The total capacity was 18,000 tons. George Davis is the local superintendent in charge of the plant. During the summer employment is given to at least fifteen men, at times more. Chief Saine is of the opinion that a fire engine would have saved at least two of the houses.
The ice houses were erected about fifteen years ago by the Maxinkuckee Ice company, then composed of Armstrong, Sam Med-bourn and Sterling R. Holt. Less than two years ago the property was sold to the present owners, Hol-lingsworth Reamer of South Bend. Mr. Medboura estimates that it would cost 125,000 now.
to replace the houses. The ice in stock is estimated by Supt. Davis to be worth about $10,000 on which there will be some salvage. It is known that the property was insured, but the Citizen is unable to state the amount. Naturally, this fire occurring; within less than two weeks of the academy loss, has given renewed interest to the question of providing protection, and it will be strange if definite steps are not taken at once to guard against a calamity which may at any hour overtake the business section.
SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT. Exercises Connected with Close of Common Schools. The annual commencement of tho Union township schools was held on Friday in Culver at the assembly auditoriun. The interest in the event was sufficient to draw a 'large audience despite the threatening aspect of the weather. And the occasion was worthy of it.
The address by Mr. Cloyd Good-knight, a student in Butler university, who substituted for the announced speaker, M. E. Foley, was an excellent one. Mr.
Good knight strongly emphasized the fact that the true purpose of a public school education is to train the youthful mind to think clearly and to adapt and assimilata the information gleaned from text books. Tha retention of mere facta is of less value than the development of the power to reason. In presenting the diplomas Co. Supt. George Marks expressed his gratification with the condition of the schools and the progress made during the past year.
He accorded to tha teachers the approbation to which he said they were entitled for their work. Whilo it was not publicly announced it is known that LeLa T7i23, dughter of S. E. Wisa of Hibbard, escared tho highest gtand-is cf all th. pupils ia tha tom- I'M 11 ii tiIL.
I 1 5 II 13 l.i E- i I Ice nouses South a Loss of Set on fire, presumably by sparks from the locomotive of the southbound 11:52 passenger train on Tuesday the big block of ice houses, near the south limit of the town, was entirely consumed. It was the largest fire that has ever occurred in the town. The alarm was turned in about 12:30 from Keen's studio by Harry Menser who saw the fire from his father's residence. He telephoned to Slattery's drug store and Levi Osborn, the clerk, on his way to the M. E.
church to ring the bell, met Fire Chief Harry Saine and the latter immediately got busy. The delivery wagon of Saine Sons gathered up a bunch of boys belonging to the department and a supply of fire buckets from the fire station. By the time the three-quarters of a mile had been covered the fire had enveloped two of the six houses. The flames started at the east end of the structures where the ice-chute crosses the tracks from the lake shore, and the wind carried them against the houses. Burning brands were blown westward among the group of dwellings near by (some flying 'even as far as the cemetery) and several were at times on fire in the shingles, but the work of tho owners and the members of the department was effective in preventing further destruction.
At one time it seemed impossible to save the house of George Smith, and all the household goods were removed, but the wind veered and the property escaped by the narrow margin of a few minutes. The barn of Martin Jones was directly in the line of the flying brands and was on fire several times, but the brigade was able to meet the emergency. By one o'clock the icehouses were almost level with the ground, short lengths of blazing studding only remaining. Work was then concentrated on the runway close to the lake and a section of this was saved. The members of the department turned in with the railroad section hands to extinguish the fire in the debris that cov FATAL STABBING AFFRAY.
A North Township Man the Victim of a Whiskey Quarrel. As the result of too much whiskey last night, says the Plymouth Independent of Saturday, Eugene Kamp. is lying at the point of death with two deep knife wounds in the abdomen. Tho fight occurred about eight o'clock in the Shoemaker saloon, and Alexander M.Johnson, (better known as "Heck a middle-aged" farmer of North township, stabbed Kamp. The two became involved in a quarrel as a result of Johnson in terfering when Kamp had knocked down Spencer Hogland.
Officers brought Johnson to Plymouth the same night. Johnson was never considered a man of questionable character nor of a quarrelsome disposition. He owns 160 acres of land in 'North township and is a man of family. Kamp is a single man, about 25 years of age, and is not a bad man at all, but is known to drink some and is said to have been looking tor trouble. Mr.
and Mrs. Hosimer are enter taining Mr. and Mrs. Shock and daughter who arrived last week from Canada for a summer's visit. For Rent Throo nice house keeping rooms over tha printing onice.
Appv to The Citiran. tx O. C. Polley, a resident cf nzzr Ford, for 50 years, called estexday at tha Citiz.n edeo, Interesting and Profitable Week For Church People. St.
Joseph classis of the Ohio synod of the Reformed church in the United States, composed of the various charges in Indiana, South-era Michigan and Northwestern Ohio, convened in its 34th annual sessions in the M. E. church, Culver, on Wednesday evening, June 1900. The devotional services were conducted by the retir ing president, Rev. S.
E. Kiopfen-stein, pastor loci, and Rev. J. W. Barber, formerly of this place.
The opening sermon was preached by Rev. H. S. Gekeler of Indian apolis, based on John 10:7,8. His theme was "Tho Comforter also the Convicfer." The message was convincing and inspiring.
After the sermon, classis was opened by prayer. Roll call followed and a good representation of the ministers and delegate elders was found to be present. Election of officers was taken up with the following result: Presi dent, Rev. H. A.
Welker, Bluffton, corresponding secretary. Rev. George Longaker, Three Rivers, treasurer. Elder Benj. Ash baucher, Bluffton.
Rev. F. Ware, White Pigeon, is the stated clerk. The morning and afternoon ser vices of Thursday and Friday were opened with devotional exercises conducted by the Revs. A.
K. Zartman D. D. and N. B.
Mathes The first order of business was appointing the standing committees on religious services; minutes of general synod; Ohio synod; classis; overtures; finance; religion, morals and statistics; examination, licens ure and ordination Sunday schools and catechisation; missions and yonnsr people's societies. These took up the several items referred to them and made their reports. The parochial and statistical reports of the different charges were read and there was found to be a numerical as well as a spiritual gain all along the line. The pastors have certainly done faith fnl work, and we have great hope that much will be assumed in addition to what this classis is regularly doing. The Lord ia blessing our work in a wonderful manner.
Thursday evening was given into the hands of the Woman's Missionary society, and a very effective program was rendered under the direction of the vice-president, Mrs. Uriaa Menser of Culver. Revs. D. B.
Shuey and D. A. Sou-ders gave stirring, appealing addresses. The former spoke on the theme "Missionary Observations in the Orient as Related to Women," and the latter on the subject "Dangers to the American Home." They commanded the closest attention and impressions were made that will not soon be ef-faced. Tho utmost precautions should be taken in behalf of' the homo for it is tho hope of the national life.
Rev. Souders also spoke to the classis and filled all the members with missionary zeal and earnestness. His report showed that there is a dearth of young men for the gospel ministry. He laid this thought heavily upon th'e elders, and we hope that more parents will consecrate their sons to the Lord's work. He made a strong appeal for more financial aid.
We trust that the various charges will come up next year with even a better report on their benevolences. The kind hospitality of the Culver people was appreciated to the fall by tho visitors, and there is a strong sentiment that we may return to this place. Proper reolu-tiona were adopted. The attendance upon the different sessions was all that could have been desired and much interest was manifested by the residents. We trust that all were benefited.
Upon invitation from the Bluffton charts, adjourned Friday afternoon to meet in annual session next year at BlnfXton, Ind. Muncie opened their cottage Tuea day. Mrs. F. T.
Hoard and family of Terre Haute arrived Wednesday for the summer. Dr. S. B. Shankwiler of Bremen is a guest of H.
M. Heller at Highland View. Miss J. M. Watson of Terre Haute arrived Friday and opened the Martin Box.
Harry McSheehy of the Logans- port Chronicle ia rusticating a few days at the lake. Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Fulton and family have opened the Waupaca Hall for the season. Mr. and Mrs. Seeberger and family of Terre Haute have opened their cottage. Jerome Stevenson of Rochester has sold Maxwell Retreat to Mr.
Ferguson of Logansport. Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Schilling arrived Saturday and are occupying Capron cottage No. 1. The landlords of the Arlington, Chadwick, Lake View and Palmer hotels all report full houses. Mrs. A.
M. Ogle and daughter Janey of Indianapolis spent Sun day and Monday at the lake. R. A. Edwards and F.
M. Har-wood have added their cottages to the list of freshly painted ones. Mr. and Mrs. George Mueller of Indianapolis will arrive Friday and occupy the Stechann cottage.
For Sale A gasoline range in good condition. Address Mrs. T. H. Wilson, Squirrel Inn, Culver-Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Ellsworth and family arrived last week and opened their cottage for the sum mer.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Edwards are spending several days.
at the lake getting their cottage for the summer. Mr. Wallace and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Vannatta of Lafayette have rented Maxwell Retreat for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Simonson of Down er's Grove, 111., arrived Saturday and opened their new cottage" on the West side. Messrs. Bernard and Clemence Vonnegut and families will arrive at the lake Friday and open their their cottages.
Walter M. Knapp has placed an 18-foot Racine gasoline launch on the lake, and says he can "throw dust" in any of their eyes. Mrs. Watts and family of jAtlan- ta, and Mrs. Smith and chil dren of Rochester are occupying the Plank cottage for the month.
To Rent for Six Weeks A ten-room cottage, furnished, in good location. Address Patrolman for Maxinkuckee Association, Culver. Mr. and Mrs. E.
H. Bindley of Terre Haute, Prof. Scull and wife of Rochester, W. G. Berinett of Indianapolis are guests at Hotel de Chadwick.
Mr. Bardsley and daughter are occupying their cottage, "The Sunset," at Lost lake for four weeks. They have as guests Mr. and Mrs. Ash worth and Dr.
Ash worth of Bir-mingham, and Miss Beulah Borst of South Bend. D. W. Gardner and daughter Grace ot Terre Haute have opened their cottage for the season. Dl W.
has not spent much of his time at the lake the last two seasons, but says he is going to reduce the number of fish in the lake this summer. Notice to Wool Growers. I will be at Culver again Next Monday, June the 19th, for the purpose of purchasing Wool. Will come on early train, so bring your wool early. You will find mo at Porter Co's.
Highest market prices and fair selection. Edwin J. Mayes. Tha best and cheapest placo to hnj ycTsr furniture at the Culver Bent Store. Stsrrim Events Covsrimj Nearly thz Whole VceH.
MANY MILITARY EXHIBITIONS Visitors Present in Numbers from All Over the Country. Commencement week at the Culver Military academy was fairly inaugurated on Saturday evening when the band, under the direction of Capt. Wilson, ave its final con cert from a platform on tho parade ground. The program was an attractive one, combining classical and popular selections, with a novelty in the form of a Spanish song, "La Paloma," with band accompaniment. The introductory piece, "Our Major," an original composition by Capt Wilson, was one of the best things on the program.
Following the concert there was an illumination of the camp and a series of games and gymnastic stunts which held the interest of the large crowd until a Jate hour. One-of the pretty sports of tho evening was a contest between three young ladies who were required to equip themselves with sash, belt, sword and shako from a common pile and run a certain distance and salute. A souvenir rewarded Miss Kern, the first to make tho salute. On Sunday morning the riding hall, which had been converted in to an assembly room as a substitute for the recently burned gym nasium, was well-filled with cadets and visitors to hear the baccalau- hreato sermon by Rev. J.
G. K. Mc- Clnre of MeCormick Theological, seminary." His Jtext wasjpeculiarly appropriate taken' from I Kings, 7:22, referring to the twopillars in the temple, called Jach in and "Bo- az, meaning respectively steadfastness and action. The tops of the pillars were carved in the form of a lily, symbolizing grace and beau ty. With these underlying sug gestions the1' speaker gave an address which was not only exceedingly practical and inspiring but singularly simple and clear in dic a model of good English and lucid expression.
While it was thoroughly adapted to the occasion and to the young men to whom it was addressed it was also impressive to the older hearers. Commencing with regimental pa rade at 8 o'clock on Monday morn ing there has been a succession of daily events demonstrating the military side of the academy cur riculum. These have proved highly entertaining to the large number of visitors who have come from widely scattered points throughout tho country and to the residents of Culver and vicinity. The evening occurrences have included the de clamatory contest on Monday, the cotillion on Tuesday and the final ball on Wednesday. The commencement exercises are set for 8:30 this morning with the final formation and dismissal at 10:30.
Stricken with Apoplexy. John South, aged 78, father-in-aw of Frank Jones of this place, is lying unconscious and at the point of death as the paper goes to press. He was found at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning lying on the floor where he had fallen while try ing to leave his bed. Editor What is that unpleas ant smell in the office? Foreman I dunno, unless it's those two galleys of dead type. vMr.
and Mrs. Snyder and son of near Argos ure Kuests of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Koontz for the week. Hammocks and lawn Esata at tbo Culver Dept. Store. PEOPLE WHO COME AND GO Gathered From Many Sources for Readers of The Citizen. Mrs.
S. J. Lenon visited last week in Camden, Ind. Mrs. Thoa.
Hoffman is visiting in her former home, Berne, Ind. Miss Zola Moss of Flora visited her Culver relatives over Sunday. Henry Piatt and wife were in town this week visiting Mrs. Piatt. Miss June Wheeler Flora is spending the week with Miss Dol-lis Moss.
Mias Uraco Zochiel left for Los Angeles on Monday to spend the summer vacation. Al Earterday and wife of Marion were in town Sunday as guests of W. S. Easterday. Miss Bertha Parker was called to Plymouth Monday to take tem-porary charge of the C.
U. tele-phone exchange. Air. and Mrs. E.
N. Croraley of Indiana Harbor are in Culver to spend a few weeks with the families of J. Hayes and John Cromley. O. J.
Newhouse of Plains, returned home this week after vising his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hand, other relatives.
Mrs. G.F.Miltenberger of South Bend is enjoying a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G.
Rep-logle. Mr. Miltenberger was hero Sunday. Arthur Castleman and wife spoilt Sunday with his peoplo at Misha-waka and brought back his younger brother Guy who will stay in Culver a month. Orr and Walter Byrd were sent from Columbus, to Cincinnati this week, the recent wind storm in Cincinnati having necessitated an extra force of linemen.
Mrs. O. T. Goss' mother, Mrs. Balaey, and three nephews and a niece, of Bremen, have been here this week to witness commencement week events at the academy.
Sirs. James Shugrue was in Culver last week the guest of Mrs. Elsie Curtis, and attended the township schools commencement, her son, Reginald Shugrue, being one of the graduates. Misa Belle Woods, who has been attending school at Valparaiso, stopped on her way home and visited the families of her uncles, L. C.
and B. W. S. Wiseman, tho early part of the week. Misa Ethel Streeter, who is teaching Inusic in Rochester, was a visitor among Culver friends this week.
Her father was pastor of tho M. E. church here for three years preceding Rev. Mr, Nicety's appointment. Rev.
F. B. Walmer was out of town all last week visiting at reman and Waterloo. He was called to tho latter place to perform a wedding ceremony for former parishioners. Mrs.
Walmer spent the week in Bremen, her former home. Memorial Day at Pophr Grove. Memorial services of the Odd Fellows on Sunday, Juno 17 at 2 p. m. All orders are invited to tako part and every body invited.
Tho Lady Maccabees will join in tho decoration services. Will form lino of march west of the church and will bo led by Maxin-Jtuckee band. The program is as follows: Music by the band. Song by the choir. Invocation.
Hoccr. Reading names of tha brother Odd Fellows who He in the I. O. O. F.
cemetery. Son 3. Addrcaa by Rev. D. A.
Rogers cf Art)3. March to tha cemetery. Musis by tha fcd. Song..
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