Vol. XV, No 34 - VERMILION, OHIO THURSDAY, January 18, 1912
The W. R. C. and G. A. R. Have a Delightful Evening
Last Friday evening the Fireman’s Hall was the scene of one of the most enjoyable gatherings ever held here, the occasion being the installation of the officers of the G. A. R. And W. R. C. The hall was beautifully and tastefully decorated, and one of the visitors remarked that it was the most beautifully decorated hall he had ever seen in Vermilion
The installation of the G. A. R. came first. Past commander, A. A. Blair, had charge of the ceremonies. After the installation of these officers, Miss Mary Baumhardt was presented with a flag in token of the esteem and gratitude of the veterans. It was through her hard work that flowers were secured for Decoration Day last year and the year before. She personally soliciting and procuring them. After a selection by the G. A. R. Band, the Woman’s Relief Corps [NOTE: in the article corps was misspelled – it read corpse. A Freudian slip?] proceeded to install their officers. The work was done by Mrs. Bledorn, of Lorain, assisted by Mrs. Zettet of that place. The work was done with a precision which was surprising and great credit is due the ladies for the manner in which it was carried out.
At the close of the ceremonies, both ladies were presented with pretty remembrances of the occasion. Mrs. Will the new president, also presented Mrs. Wittmer the retiring president a beautiful badge with the best wishes of the society. The ladies express their thanks in a happy manner.
As the Lorain in Berlin Heights and other visitors were obliged to leave at an early hour supper was served. The viands were not only abundant but good and relished by all. Beans, ham, coffee and delicious cake were among the appetizers. After supper came the speeches. Mayor Wakefield and H. R. Williams were the first and upon request of the Mayor, Mr. Williams took his place and made an excellent speech for both. Among the others who gave addresses were semi-vice department commander Baldwin and Conrad Ball of Lorain.
W. H. Eastwood was called upon and gave a fine talk. He took for his subject the pay of the soldiers and his theme that they were “paid for what they did” a cry which is heard now and then. He gave their pay as being about 40c a day (good pay was in it for standing up and being shot at.) He gave us an illustration the drafting of a man and the volunteering of his son and their tragic death upon the field of battle.
The floor was then cleared and the band proceeded to play while those who will wished tripped “the light fantastic” until after the streetlights winked out. All of the large crowd present expressed themselves of has having spent a most delightful evening.
Do we realize that so far as the G. A. R. Is concerned the time is not far distant when these men who worked for Uncle Sam in the days of “61” for the magnificent sum of about 40c a day and “feed” will be no more. Over 60,000 joined her comrades in the “other land” last year.
[NOTE: Albert Henry Woolson (February 11, 1850 – August 2, 1956) was the last known surviving member of the Union Army who served in the American Civil War; he was also the last surviving Civil War veteran on either side whose status is undisputed.]
J.N. Englebry has brought suit in justice Court Sandusky against Augusta cost Babb for money loaned on a promissory note in some of $98.80.
Mrs. Eva Josephine Pelton has entered suit for divorce from Henry A. Pelton on grounds of extreme cruelty. They were married in 1901 and have one child. She also asked for alimony. The parties live in Vermilion.
KILLED BY THE CARS
Well-Known Citizen Struck by Lake Shore Fast Train
Capt. Joshua Bailey, age 73, was killed by eastbound fast train No. 10 on the Lake Shore Ry at the Division Street crossing at about 6 o’clock Monday evening.
Mr. Bailey was going to his home at Geo. Harris’ and waited at the crossing for freight to pass. Not waiting for the gates to be raised he passed under and attempted to cross not noticing the approach of the fast train. He was thrown some distance when the engine struck him and instantly killed. His body was taken to Beeckel’s morgue and the coroner notified as well as his son, Capt. F. E. Bailey. His obituary will be found elsewhere in this issue of the NEWS.
Do not pass under the gates while they are down. Attorney Handy of the Lake Shore road, last fall suggested that the Council passed an ordinance making a misdemeanor to pass under the gates while down. This was not done. It might be beneficial to have such an ordinance. There is much talk about the danger to children, in crossing the tracks, but we have been informed by an old citizen that but two have been killed at this place, one, a Lang girl, years ago, and the Moes boy who was playing on the track.
It is the older ones who should take warning.
Again, we notice many trains pass while in the corporate limits. Wonder if this is absolutely necessary.
[NOTE: Now that is a slightly ambiguous statement. Is this referring to the trains or an ordinance.]
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE “DOINGS”
Messrs. S. A. Gardner, J. A. Clark and D. J. Miller are out with an announcement that the annual banquet or “spread” will be held on Jan. 31st Wednesday evening at the Wagner. The committee states that a good time is in store for all.
The secretary is in receipt of three of the leading laundry publications where an advertisement will be placed calling the laundry people’s attention to the necessity of having a well-equipped plant here.
A certain dredging concern located west of here will soon be able to submit plans regarding the deepening of our river. Other parties will also furnish information along the same lines.
A communication was received a couple of days ago from Grand Haven, Michigan, signed by two gentlemen who were in our village a few weeks ago upon matters concerning the reduction plan. That they have not given up hopes of coming here is evident from the contents of their letter.
Election of officers for the ensuing year will be held at the next regular meeting which will be held on Wednesday evening, February 14th.
Our grandmothers preserve the color of the hair by using a shampoo of sage tea.
A Cincinnati packer has invented a way to cure hams in 30 days instead of 90.
A patent has been granted for an attachment to rocking chairs which operates a fan to cool the occupant.
St. Louis has a concrete building 57 feet high, which has no windows. Light comes only from the glass in the roof.
Even if a house is not wired for electricity a woman may use a motor to drive her sewing machine for a storage battery driven motor for the purpose has been invented.
An Indiana woman has invented the kitchen table which, among many conveniences, has a mirror set in it, one leaf which can be turned up against the wall to convert the table into a sideboard.
BORN – to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sharp, of Penfield Junction, son.
The funeral service of William Schumacher were held Tuesday afternoon at St. Peter’s church.
The sleighing at Amherst and vicinity has been very good the past week and a great many sleighing parties have been in evidence.
The funeral services of Wm Schmauch were held Tuesday afternoon a St. Peter’s church.
The funeral services of murdered man Eukemick, was held on Thursday afternoon being conducted from the Polish Catholic Church at Lorain and remains being interred in Calvary Cemetery.
Isaac Regat, well known in Henrietta, Amherst, and vicinity died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H.V. Peabody, last Wednesday, having reached the age of 73 years. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock and remain centered in Evergreen Cemetery.
WIDOW OF AMHERST MAN IN LIMELIGHT
Overcome by discovering the character of her mother’s life, Miss Carrie C. Long, 23, stenographer, drank laudanum early Monday and died later. Her mother and John Berwin are being held.
The mother’s first husband, Chas. Long of Williamsburg, O., died 16 years ago, leaving a fortune. The widow married John C. Schroeder, of Amherst, O. Schroeder died eight years ago after his wife’s fortune had been dissipated.
The daughter came to Pittsburgh four months ago. Mrs. Schroeder joined her daughter at Pittsburgh. At 3 o’clock Monday morning three policemen entered the house and arrested Mrs. Schroeder and Berwin. Miss Long entered her mother’s room. Taking in the situation she ran to her own room where she drained a bottle of laudanum. -Ely. Tel.
[NOTE: This little article leaves a lot of unanswered questions. I can guess what happened here – but I could be wrong.]
Mrs. E. Lackse who came with the remains of Frank Baldwin left on Thursday for her home in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Peasley are stopping at the home of Mrs. Peasley’s mother who was quite ill, but is reported some better at this writing.
Frank Baldwin’s funeral was largely attended, there were 22 of the Plato Lodge, No. 203, I. O. O. F. in attendance to pay their last respects. The flowers were beautiful.
Mrs. Sherwood received a letter from Mrs. John Bowles of Kentucky. She said the people say it is the coldest winter that they have ever known. Stock is freezing to death as they were not prepared to care for them properly.
Capt. Joshua Bailey was born in Whitby, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 28th, 1839, he came to Vermilion in 1858. On July 24th, 1863 he was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Myers. To this union were born to children, Mrs. George Randerson of Cleveland, and Capt. Frederick Albert Bailey. The twin brother in Canada and a sister, Mrs. beer in Cleveland, as well as a granddaughter, Mrs. Duroucher also survive him.
Capt. Bailey was one of the old-time sailors and sailed the lakes for many years retiring only when age compelled him to, which was some five or six years ago. He was very successful as a sailor.
His wife died some five years ago and a portion of that time since he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Harris, who are occupying his house on State Street.
He was one of the oldest members of the Ely Lodge No. 424 F. & A. M. and we are informed that only two, Capt. Rae and O. F. Hatch of the original charter membership, survive him.
Although his children objected to it, his industrious disposition would not allow him to be idle during his declining years and he was usually engaged in some employment.
He was kindhearted and friendly and was always ready to help anyone and had a word of greeting for all.
His life was taken in the “twinkling of an eye” by the fast train Monday evening. A warning to all not to pass beneath the gates when they are down.
He was 72 yrs 4 mos and 25 dys of age.
Funeral services were held at the residence of his son, Capt. F. A. Bailey, Wednesday afternoon and conducted by Rev. T. H. D. Harrold, pastor of the M. E. Church. A large number of friends and neighbors attended and the floral tributes were many and beautiful. The remains were taken to Maple Grove Cemetery for interment.
Along those from out of town who attended the funeral besides the immediate relatives were: Mrs. Beerer, Capt. W. W. Smith, Marine Superintendent of Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Capt. Rice and Mrs. E. S. Daugherty Cleveland; Capt. R. J. Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. Honecker, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Green of Lorain and Mr. and Mrs. Durocher of Cleveland.
The following is been handed in by the Rugby friends of the late Prof. Baldwin we are we gladly give it space:
On Jan. 15th, the startling and sad intelligence of the sudden death of Prof. F. O. Baldwin, in a hospital at Chicago, came crashing in upon our peaceful Hamlet like a thunderbolt from a clear sky. The saddening effects of its announcement traveled with the apparent swiftness of the gale then blowing ”Charon” had wafed the soul of our most distinguished scholar and student over the line.
New Year’s Day Mr. Baldwin had repaired to Chicago for all intents and purposes in perfect health there to enter the University of Chicago with the avowed intention of completing the last lap of his already wonderful education.
It seems that on Jan. 8 he was forced to forgo his labors, on account of the serious turn taken by a trouble of long-standing of which his friends were ignorant, and prepare himself for the desperate chances so often encountered under surgical treatment for hernia, on January 8. From the effects of which he rallied with every prospect of and early and complete recovery, fine progress having been made until the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 14, when at one PM his condition changed for the worse and with such rapidity and dispatch that by six o’clock his spirit had taken flight to the unknown realms that extend in the mystery beyond the clouds of life’s setting sun.
Mr. Baldwin was in the prime of his life, having been born here at his homestead March 12, 1871, being his fortieth year and at the time of his death was regarded as one of our state’s scholars having graduated with distinguished honors from several of our leading colleges and had been granted the A. M. Degree from both Baldwin University and B. A. From Oberlin Colleges.
Socially he had associated himself with the Plato Lodge No. 203 Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Amherst with whom he had affiliated for some years, which Lodge regarded him as a bright and useful member, and deeply feel the great loss it has incurred.
Having been raised by a “devoted Christian mother” who who chiseled from the rough, the foundation upon which grew the many manly traits, and sterling virtues, so plainly characteristic in the makeup of his splendid habits and broad mindedness. Neither is it astonishing for us to learn that the lessons of his theology so thoroughly embedded in his youthful mind has most fittingly outcropped in the last hour of his life. We are informed that it was a source of great satisfaction for those in attendance at his bedside to be able to enjoy in part at least, his freely offered devotion to his ever loving God, and whose love he had everlasting confidence.
It should be a source of pleasure to his legion of friends to know that in his care and treatment during his illness, he had the best attention that God-fearing people could render him, with the assistance of the highest medical skill. The body was accompanied home by Mrs. E. Leckie, a nurse, with whom Prof. Baldwin was making his home, and who received charge of his body. He leaves two brothers to mourn their loss, Mr. Chas. A. Baldwin of Rugby and Mr. Henry Baldwin of Warren, Ohio, who have the sincere sympathy of the community at large. Unless it can be said that their misfortune is our misfortune too. May his soul rest in peace.
[NOTE: I’m sure someone meant well by writing this obituary, but it is simply awful.]
Mrs. Harry Trinter is reported very ill at her home on Ohio Street.
Mrs. C. S. Rumsey who has been quite ill for the past several days is reported better.
Mrs. Franc Parsons left Saturday for Pittsburgh where she will spend some time at the home of her sister Mrs. Walter Marsh. Mrs. Marsh was taken to the hospital for an operation.
This morning at 3 o’clock occurred to death of the 2-weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Lumley. The funeral will be held Friday at 1 o’clock from the home on Ohio Street.
Charles Koppenhafer who has been employed in a meat market at Birmingham has accepted a position at Gardner’s market and has moved to Vermilion, occupying a portion of the Wilbur house.
[NOTE: This is the house on State St. where the UCC Congregational church was built in 1957.]
Fred W Krapp was struck on the head Tuesday while assisting in fixing a barn door and severely cut. It was a “trolley” door and in trying to place one of the rollers on the track it came off and struck him on the head.
A. J. Giddings visited C. H. Focht at Cleveland Saturday. Mr. Focht and his brother are telephone man and were employed in Vermilion some time ago. He went to Brazil after being here and in a street car accident at Rio de Janeiro had his back broken. He is now in a hospital in Cleveland and on the road to recovery.
F. C. Wilmore will take charge of the teaming business recently purchased of Geo. Walper, about Feb. 1st and will operated in connection with his express and drayage business. Expects to put on a third wagon and will have its headquarters at Tranter and McGraw’s insurance office where he may be reached by phone.
Mr. Dell Tucker made a trip to Texas this past week. He was prevented from doing much business on account of so many towns being quarantined because of the prevalence of spinal meningitis.
Mr. Will Baker, the butcher lost a fine horse last week while driving along the street the horse’s leg became broken without any visible cause, the animal not even slipping or falling to the ground. The animal had been kicked on the leg a few days before and it is thought that the bone had become partially fractured and as a result was easily broken.
Dr. Carl Tuttle after two years of labor has completed his fine new boat and moved it from the shop into the yard. It will be put in commission next Sunday. Mr. Ennis the photographer took a picture of it Tuesday morning.
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