Bloomington (IN) Evening World
June 12, 1903
NOTE: A day or two previous to this item, there was a lengthy article about Boynton's death that was only barely legible. Any person interested in this event should check another newspaper for more information.
The body of Frank Boynton, who was killed at the Diamond Quarry yesterday, was brought to the office of Undertaker Hunter and prepared for burial. The body was viewed by many men from the quarries today and was shipped to Salem this afternoon for burial. Boynton lived in Salem before moving to Bedford. He was 58 years old and leaves a wife and five minor children. His head was horribly crushed by the stone. The accident was due to the hole in the stone giving way allowing the dogs to slip.
THE DONALDSON FARM
It is announced that the Supreme Court will render its decision in the Donaldson farm case. This decision will settle the question whether or not Indiana University will come into possession of one of the most beautiful spots in Indiana. Donaldson's estate is one of the most beautiful in Indiana and has had a most interesting history. Donaldson was a wealthy Scotchman who built a magnificent house on his place and filled it with all manner of relics before the war. At the outbreak of the rebellion, his secessionist sympathies compelled him to flee to Alabama until hostilities ceased. On his return to Indiana, his mansion was burned to the ground, but he rebuilt it immediately afterward.
He died at the age of 95 years and acts of the legislature secured the place to the state's use. The tract extends from Mitchell eastward. Three caves are on it and five strongly impregnated mineral springs. The largest of the caves is one of the most interesting in this state. It opens near the top of a high hill and is reached by a long flight of steps. It is several miles in length and contains beautiful rock formations.
Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.