Bedford Weekly
August 16, 1904
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NOTE: The item below was abbreviated from the very lengthy original. The original item also included a very lengthy list of the gifts received and from whom.

WEDDING BELLS

Bush-Sears Nuptials Celebrated Thursday Night, August 8

The First Christian Church was the scene of one of the most brilliant weddings Thursday that Bedford people have witnessed for some time. The bride was Miss Winnifred [consider Winifred as a spelling alternative] A. Sears, one of our most popular young ladies and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Sears. The groom, Prof. George C. Bush, is well known here and had been connected with the schools of Warsaw for some time but now has charge of the chemistry department of the high school of Marion.

Mr. and Mrs. Bush left for Seymour Friday morning in the midst of a shower of rice where they will remain until Sunday with the groom's brother, W. F. Bush. They will return here and after a few days will leave for Chicago then go to Mackinac Island and back by way of Toledo. They will be at home to their friends after September 9th at 613 South Boots St., Marion, Indiana.

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Sunday while John Goldsby was driving down G Street, his horse became unmanageable and Mr. Goldsby jumped out of the buggy, the hub striking his hip and putting it out of place. He was taken to his home on South F Street where a doctor was called in who set the hip in place.

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Lorena, the little three-week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newland Caress of the country died about nine o'clock Sunday PM with stomach trouble. The funeral took place Monday PM at four o'clock at Pleasant Run.

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JOHN MITCHELL CAPTURED

Lindley Jones, Special State Agent of the Indiana Reformatory, arrived here Friday PM with John "Crip" Mitchell whom he caught at Paris, Ill. Mitchell was sent up from Daviess County about three years ago for robbery and was paroled last winter. He soon returned to his former bad habits and left here several months ago to escape the authorities. He was returned to the reformatory at Jeffersonville to serve out the 23 months still due him on the old sentence.

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A very pleasant surprise dinner was given Lige Embree Sunday, it being his 29th birthday.Those who were present were: Bart Short and family; William Hill and family; Mrs. Walter Phipps and family; Harry Embree and family; Maggie, Ida and Grace Tyree; Mrs. Susan Johnson and daughter, Zora; Mrs. Martha Smith; Aunt Drusie Woolery, Mrs. Alice Campbell; Homer Day and wife; Nora, Nava and John Tyree, and Mr. Hill and son of Paoli.

One Who Was There

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BURTON FAMILY REUNION

The Burton family reunion will occur this year at the usual place, the Burton Cemetery three miles southwest of Mitchell, and arrangements are being made for an interesting meeting. Many relatives from a distance are expected to be here and participate in the program. A large number of invitations have been sent out. Senator J. Ralph Burton of Kansas is expected to be present and deliver an address. The Burton family descendants are some of the largest in the United States and includes in its members some of the country's famous men and women. The meeting this year occurs on Thursday, August 29.

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BUDDHA

Younger B. Sallee has secured a position at the Stonington Quarry as teamster at $25 per month house rent and wood free.

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WEDDLEVILLE

The Crawford Bros., of Pinhook have started a huckster wagon through this vicinity. They carry a fine line of goods and give top prices for marketing.

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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT

State of Indiana, Lawrence County

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been appointed administrator of William H. A. Dell, deceased, late of Lawrence County, Indiana. Said estate is supposed to be solvent.

Fred A. Gregory, Administrator.

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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been duly appointed executor of the last will and testament of John Preston, deceased. Said estate is supposed to be solvent.

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NOTICE OF INSOLVENCY

In the matter of the guardianship of Abram [consider Abraham a spelling variant] Starr, a person of unsound mind, now deceased.

In the Lawrence circuit court, September Term 1901. Notice is hereby given that upon petition filed in said court by the guardian of said estate, setting up the insufficiency of the estate of said decedent to pay the debts and liabilities thereof, the judge of said court did on the 6th day of August 1901 find said estate to be probably insolvent, and ordered the same to be settled accordingly. The creditors of said estate are therefore hereby notified of such insolvency and required to file their claims against said estate for allowance.

Witness the clerk and seal of said court at the city of Bedford, Indiana, this 7th day of August 1901.

Boone Leonard, Clerk

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NOTE: The item below was abbreviated from the original as noted by the ellipsis.

ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned administrator of the estate of Abram (consider Abraham a spelling variant) Rush, deceased, will set at public sale on the premises in Bono Township, Lawrence County, Indiana, on Monday, September 2, 1901, the following personal property of said estate, to wit: two breaking plows, one log chain, two head of horses, two milch cows-fresh and calves. Said sale to being at nine o'clock AM on said day.

George M. Rush, Administrator

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Arrangements have been made by the post office department for the display of weather signals from the wagons of the rural free delivery and the innovation will shortly go into effect. Reports from the weather bureau will be forwarded to all rural free delivery centers before the departure of the carrier on his route, and large signals will in accordance be displayed on the sides of the wagon so that all farmers along the route may be able to read them at a considerable distance.

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Mrs. Minnie Ferguson was paid $2,700 Friday by the Monon. This is $2,500 judgment and interest for the death of her husband Brakeman Homer Ferguson, in a wreck at Reed's Station several years ago.

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Mrs. William Noe and children left Friday AM for Columbus to make their future home at that place. Mr. Noe has been there a week or more and is employed as blacksmith in a carriage factory at that place.

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A letter has been received from Will Day at Chicago stating that he successfully passed the examination for entrance to the navy and received a high grade.

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Policeman William Taford is very sick with typhoid fever at the home of his mother at Georgetown, Indiana, near New Albany.

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Otto Schafer, who came up from New Albany to visit his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Casper Schafer, who have been ill, returned to that city Wednesday night.

NEW PRESYBTERIAN CHURCH

Will Be Dedicated with Appropriate Ceremonies Next Sunday

The architects have come and gone leaving their poem in stone, and the frescoers have completed their work of art—the electrician has made all ready, by a deft trade, to be bathed in simulated sunlight—the builders have reset the organ, enlarged, improved and mute, and silent it stands waiting for the touch of some master hand to arouse its sleeping melodies, opening to assembled worshippers the very gates of infinity bearing them whither on the wings of song.

Thus within and without, the new Presbyterian Church stands a comely structure representing the pains, the care, the material investment of this people, expressed through their efficient building committee.

And while the old was not surrendered without a pang of regret, the new is welcomed as comelier and completer, more fit for the expression of the religious life.

The old structure, which gave way to the present one, was built in 1868, and this, itself, was not the original one, the first house of worship having been erected on the present site about 1840, some years after Palestine had been abandoned, the place of the first organization.

So the formal opening of the church will take place on next Sabbath, August 18, when Dr. R. V. Hunter, pastor of the Seventh Street Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis, will preach at the morning and evening service, our sister churches being invited to join us in these services.

There rests no building debt on the church, so friends will not be importuned for such aid, but the ladies of the church have undertaken its furnishing and any gift friends may make for this purpose will be appreciated.

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Alonzo Simms died at 5:30 last evening at the home of his mother, Mrs. Gardner, with kidney and bladder trouble, age 46 years. The funeral took place this afternoon. Burial at Beech Grove.

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Born—to Mr. and Mrs. Will H. McDaniel, Saturday, August 10th, a 10 pound boy.

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Miss Nellie McMahan is here from Elizabethtown to attend the sick bed of her sister, Mrs. Dave Bundy.

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The Great Falls, Montana, Tribune lately contained a fine picture of Charlotte Dussard of this city. Miss Dussard is visiting her sister, Fannie, in that city.

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Born—to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Crawford, a fine 10 pound girl.

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Born—Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Cameron of O Street, a fine son.

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W. H. Isom of Avoca has accepted a position driving the oil wagon for the Standard Oil Company in the place of W. H. McKinney.

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James Simpson arrived home Wednesday from Helena, Montana. Mr. Simpson is manager of the gent's furnishing department of a large retail house in that city.

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Plattern Bros., of North Vernon will start their new band saw mill on the McHargue farm one mile west of Leesville in a few days.

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A dealer in junk paid $2,000 for the old iron from the recent hotel fire at West Baden.

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Ed Steele has gone to Washington, Indiana, to visit his sister, Mrs. Ollie Dinsmore, and to obtain a position on the railroad.

Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.