Dayton and Other Community News Items
Submitted by Susan Yost
March 18, 1890, Lafayette Weekly Courier
On Friday last was the closing day of Elliott school at Culver
School #10] and as a surprise to both teacher and pupils the patrons
friends to the number of 75 assembled with well filled baskets. The
fairly groaned under their weight of eatables, such as only the ladies
of Elliott know how to prepare. In the afternoon an entertainment was
by the school. An excellent program was carried out consisting of music
and recitations, after which Mr. Elliott voiced the sentiments of the
in voting Mrs. Peters a successful teacher, having given entire
during the period of four terms of school. Not being content with one
on their teacher the young folks decided a party was in order.
Graduates of the County Schools
The following are this year’s graduates of the county common schools:
Nellie Benedict, Tom Hollinsworth, Tom Rath [Tom Frantz and Milton
Roth; see program], Bertie Collins, E. H. Smith, Roy K. Brand, of A. E.
Molesbury’s class, Dayton; Grace Slattery, Guy Hill, Allie Sherry,
Wallace, Effie Stair, Washington township. Mr. Molesberry’s class made
the best record ever given in the county.
Saturday, 7 Mar 1896, Lafayette Morning Journal
Dayton - March 4
F. B. Stranahan and family are now citizens of Dayton. They moved last
The inclement weather interfered with the success of the oyster supper
given by the school last Saturday night, so it was repeated on Monday
They cleared about $12
The missionary exercise at the M.E. church last Sunday evening was a
entertainment. The program consisted of songs, readings,
dialogues by the children, “motion” songs, anthems, etc.
Effie Bull and Carrie Widmer were the guests of Pearl Coffman last
Will Burton and Misses May Rutan and Julia App of Newcomer, were in
Rev. J. W. Hindbaugh and family went to Farmers’ Chapel near Frankfort
yesterday to attend the funeral of an intimate friend.
Communion services were held at the Presbyterian church last Sunday.
services were held on Saturday afternoon.
The Dayton band is getting ready for business under the skillful
of W. D. Burton. They just secured quite a number of excellent pieces
The schools of the township have closed, with the exception of the
here, which will close next Friday. A class of twelve or more will
the common school course this year.
W. F. Smith, the progressive teacher of the Newcomer school during the
term just closed, visited the schools here last Tuesday.
The last lecture in our course will be given in the Presbyterian church
Saturday evening, March 14, at 7:45 p. m. Dr. A. A. Willets will be the
speaker, and his subject “Sunshine or the Secret of a Happy Life.” The
public is cordially invited to attend this last and best entertainment
for this year. Dr. Willets is a lecturer of national fame. Admission 25
Thursday, 12 Mar 1896, Lafayette Morning Journal
Dayton - March 10
Dr. F. McBride, of Springfield, Ill., is visiting his father and
Mrs. Edgar Hatton is visiting her parents at Medaryville this week.
George DeBruler and I. Hatton went to Lafayette Monday night to hear
John’s great lecture.
The whole community was shocked Sunday Monday morning by the sad news
the sudden death of Solomon DeVoss, after an illness of five days. The
deceased was an old and respected citizen, living three miles southeast
of Dayton. Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday forenoon
by Rev. Robert Baker, after which the large number of sympathizing
went to witness the interment at the Baker cemetery. A widow and
children mourned his loss.
The C. E. social at the residence of F. Widner [Widmer?] last Friday
was a very pleasant occasion.
Notwithstanding the inclement weather a large number of young people
A program of recitations and songs was rendered, after which
were served, and appropriate games and social conversation were
Quarterly meeting services were held in the U.B. church last Saturday
Sunday. Rev. R. J. Parrott,, presiding elder, was present
all the services, and his sermons were able and impressive.
The last teachers’ institute for the year was held here last Saturday.
Besides the regular exercises, there were some special features, among
which were recitations by Bertha Helfrich, Lizzie Staley and Maud
and a vocal solo by Burton C. Sharpe.
Miss Florence Rogers was in Lafayette Sunday attending the Mills
Israel Hatton was the victim of a well-planned surprise party last
the last day of school. At about 11 o’clock a large number of patrons
friends of the school came in with well-filled baskets. School was soon
after dismissed and all partook of the grand feast which the skill of
ladies had so well prepared. After dinner a program of recitations,
papers, etc., was given by the schools. The years’ work just closed has
been a pleasant one. The teachers desire to express their gratitude to
all patrons, pupils and school officers, for their interest and
in all work of the year.
Don’t forget the lecture here Saturday night. It will be the last of
course. Dr. Willets is known and honored all over our nation. His
are famous, and the one he will deliver here, “Sunshine,” is his
judging from the great demand for it everywhere and the enthusiastic
of the press, wherever he has been. We are honored by his coming to our
town and the church should be packed to its utmost capacity. To hear
for 25 cents is a privilege no one will ever enjoy elsewhere, and never
Tuesday, March 10, 1896, Lafayette Daily Courier
Properly Named Sampson
Sampson McDole, of Sheffield township, is one of the heartiest old
men in the county. He drove in from Sheffield township yesterday
and was partaking of a hearty dinner at Suter’s restaurant. He did not
appear to be over 65 years old, but when the reporter asked, “How old
you?” he replied, “83.” “You must have been a strong man in your day,”
queried the reporter. “Yes,” said Mr. McDole, “some people used to say
that I was properly named Sampson McDole. I might tell you one
In 1840, when they had the big Whig rally at the Battle Ground,
Grandpa Harrison was a candidate for president, I went up there,
I was a democrat and am yet, always expect to be. There was a great big
fellow at that rally from Virginia by the name of Hicks, and he was
around that he could life more than any man in Indiana. Anthony
who lived near Stockwell, and who died several years ago, aged 86,
this fellow blowing and he said to me, “Sampson, you go and life with
fellow: I believe you can beat him, but if you can’t, then I will try
I said “all right.” At that time I weighed 238 pounds, and was a good
bigger man than I am now. So Hicks stepped to the scales and lifted
pounds. Then I took hold and lifted 1,600 pounds, beating him 300
You ought to have heard that crowd yell,” said Mr. McDole.
Friday, March 26, 1897, Lafayette Weekly Journal
F. P. Rowe will become a citizen of Montmorenci in the near future. He
will move into the property he bought of H. V. Thomas some time ago.…
Dayton - March 22
Sam Roth left this morning for Frankfort to take the road for V. C.
Phin McBride of Danville, Ills., is here spending a few days with his
Dr. W. F. McBride.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Bennett, of St. Joe, Mo., are visiting D. P. Ilgenfritz
Commencement exercises of Sheffield township common school graduates
be held at the Presbyterian church Saturday night, March 27. Quite an
program has been arranged. The class address is to be delivered by
Quigley, of the University of Chicago.
Will B. Baugh and family, of Farmers’ Institute, attended the institute
here Saturday and spent Sunday with his relatives here.
Frank Brown, of Rossville, was here a few days looking after some fine
S. O. Dryer, of Boswell, is spending a few days with his family here.
The postoffice contest, which has created considerable comment here, is
over, Lawrence Nicely winning.
E. E. Baker and family, of Pettit, spent Sunday with relatives here.
J. D. Williams purchased the residence of Wm. Peak, the latter, with
family, will hereafter reside at Frankfort.
Miss Ida Boyles very pleasantly entertained a number of her friends
evening at an old fashioned taffy party. John A. Dryer secured the
Ed Dryer and wife of Lochiel, have returned home after a most pleasant
visit here with relatives and friends.
The Corbett Fitssimmons fight is over, and many faces are wearing a
which seems to say, “I knew it.” Corbett, although defeated, is a
Mrs. N. J. Hill and daughter Dora, of West Lafayette, spent Sunday here.
Wm Yates, of Marion, who has been here for several days, left for home
Henry Mathers and family are going to move to Attica, where Mr. Mathers
is interested in the Mineral Springs.
Pat Slayback returned from Decatur, Ill., where he has beeen visiting
T. A. Hollingsworth is out again after another trial of the grip.
The funeral of Mrs. Jas. Glen occurred from the family residence
at 2 p. m. The services were conducted by Rev. Robert Baker. Interment
in Dayton cemetery. Mrs. Glen had long been a sufferer from cancer,
which death was the only relief. Deceased leaves a husband and three
who have the sympathy of the whole community.
Farmers’ Institute of Clinton and Tippecanoe counties held here
was largely attended. The following was the program: Morning session,
o’clock—Music: prayer; music; “Fencing for the Farm,” M. H. Belknap,
discussion led by Andrew Bausman, Dayton; “Co-operative Farming,” C.
Beeker, West Lafayette; discussion, led by Wood Fry, Frankfort;
and basket lunch. Afternoon session, 1:30 o’clock; music; “Small Fruits
for Home Use,” D. F. Maish, Frankfort; discussion, led by J. S.
West Lafayette; music; recitation, Miss Katherine Frantz, Dayton;
clubs, Miss Jennie Booth, Wea; discussion, led by Mrs. G. M.
Lafayette; music; question box. Evening session, 7:30 o’clock—Music;
Master Dale Brand, Dayton; vocal solo, Miss Fern Sharp, Dayton; “Our
and What to Teach Them,” Mrs. S. J. Gunkle, Mulberry; vocal solo, Miss
Anna Bartmess, Dayton; address, Mrs. Emma Mont McRae, Purdue
recitation, Miss Lillian Johnson, Dayton; music; adjournment. Music by
the Mandolin Club and Chorus of Dayton.
Friday, April 2, 1897, Lafayette Weekly Journal
Dayton Letters List, unclaimed (paraphrased)
Gebbart Miss Emma
Hoffman Miss Rita
Hubbard Mrs. L. L.
Thomas Miss Mary
Signed: Kosta Slayback, postmaster
April 14, 1898, Lafayette Home Journal
Those that passed the graduating examination in the township were
Lilly Johnson, Alice Funk, Mabel Steel, Warren and Indian Bausman,
Rholer, Messre. Earl Rogers, Roy Lentz, L. Warren, G. Glaze, O. Devoss
and Willie Widmer.
The graduates from Dayton schools will hold their commencement
in the Presbyterian church next Monday evening. No pains have been
in making this the best entertainment of this kind ever held here. In
to defray expenses an admission of 10 cents will be charged.
Friday, April 7, 1899, Lafayette Weekly Journal
Our school closed on Friday with 19 graduates in the township. The
sermon will be delivered on next Sunday evening by Rev. Overmeyer at
church. Graduating exercises on the Tuesday evening following.
February 13, 1900, Lafayette Weekly Courier
There is quite a difference of opinion among farmers as to the
of winter wheat in this vicinity. The general opinion, however, is the
outlook so far is good for a full yield.
Experts say that the peach buds are in a healthy condition and with
weather we will have a good crop of peaches.
Ephraim and Philip Noel, of Walton, Ind., visited their father, Isaiah
Noel, the past week.
Mrs. Jane Christy and daughter Estella, of Battle Ground, spent last
with Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Dryer.
C. E. Thompson, who is teaching in Battle Ground grade school, spent
with his aprents, Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson.
Dr. J. H. Crouse and William Bartmess are on a visit to Dr. Lyman
[sic: should be Strother], of Woodson, Kas.
George Gifford is suffering a severe attack of sciatic rheumatism and
is feared he will be confined to his house the rest of the winter.
Mr. Horner has sold his little farm to Henry Parker and will move to
Dakota in the spring.
February 20, 1900, Lafayette Weekly Courier
The citizens of Dayton are manifesting a lively interest in the much
of interurban road from LaFayette to Frankfort, and the hope is
expressed that the road will be built in the near future.
Dr. J. H. Crouse and William Bartmess returned from their trip in the
last Friday and report a very pleasant time.
Melvin Keller went to Milford, Ill. Last Saturday to spend a few days
W. Blackledge and family spent Sunday in Mulberry.
The I.O.O.F. organized a lodge last Friday afternoon and evening. The
has been in contemplation for some time and the hopes of the promoters
were realized in the splendid start made at the time of the
The lodge will be known as Dayton Lodge No. 758. The installing officer
was H. M. Chaplin of Knightstown, Ind. The new lodge starts with a
of forty, thirty-two of which are new members. The lodges of LaFayette,
Mulberry, Stockwell and Battle Ground were represented.
two hundred were present to assist and participate in the work of
The new officers elected and installed were: William Taylor, P. G.; J.
Rosenberger, N. G.; Frank Peterson, V. G.; T. A. Hollingswroth,
Tim Slayback, secretary; trustees J. H. Crouse, F. McBride and D. L.
Refreshments were served at noon and in the evening and now Dayton
No. 758 I.O.O.F., we hope has entered upon a successful career.
Dayton Chapter, Eastern Star, is on a boom, so reports say. They had
work last Friday evening., followed by a banquet in Masonic
Dayton now has seven successful lodges and expects more in the near
March 15, 1900, Lafayette Home Journal
Sheffield Township will have one more week of school. The schools will
be out on March 24.
The following from this place will try the eighth-year graduating
“Spitter” Roth, Claud Johnson, Loyd [sic] Bartmess, Fred Lash, Boyd
“Bunker” Brindle, Harry Brown, Emma Burkhalter, Florence King, Ethel
Mabel Tooey, Katherine Frantz and Josie Newman. Miss Margarette Hill
Miss Madline Guard will try the 4th year high school examination at the
same time. The examination will be held on next Saturday, March 17th.
Friday, 5 April 1901, Lafayette Weekly Journal
Sheffield township will be well represented at the State Normal at
Haute by the following teachers:
Misses Ada Motter, Maud Brown, Lama Laesh, Edith Snoddy and Pearl Hill.
- No going back on our schools when fifteen boys and girls graduate
our graded schools. Thursday night, April 11, will occur the annual
to be held in Dayton. Great preparations are being made for the event.
April 23, 1901, Lafayette Weekly Journal
All the members of the eighth year class passed the examination. The
baccalaureate sermon will be preached next Sunday night at 7:45 by Rev.
Mr. Perry of Lafayette in the Presbyterian Church. The commencement
will be held in the Methodist Church on next Tuesday evening, at 7:45
Rev. F. N. Palmer will deliver the address, his subject being “Shall we
be Thinkers in the World’s Activities.” All are invited to attend,
free. Following are the names of the graduates. Claude Johnson, Robert
Friend, Clarence Brindle, Harry Goldsberry, Jerome Edris, Alma Crowden,
Vernis Moyer, Pearl Gifford, Edith Ballengee, Katie Masters, Mary
Dale Brand, Eugene Clapper and Oscar Lind.
The commencement exercises of the Sheffield township schools will be
held in the M.E. Church, Tuesday, April 16. An address will be
by Rev. F. A. Palmer. The baccalaureate address will also be delivered
in the M. E. Church by Rev. F. T. Perry, next Sunday morning.
April 19, 1901, Lafayette Weekly Journal
On last Tuesday evening the 16th annual commencement of the
township public schools was held in the Methodist Church. The church
pforusely decorated with flowers of all description. The class made an
excellent appearance, all the girls being dressed in white. All
roses and hyacinths. There were fourteen in the class and the following
was the program:
Male Quartet—“Alice, Where Art Thou?”
Prayer..............Rev. Mr. Snepp
Male Quartet—“Annie Laurie.”
Address: “Shall We Be Thinkers in the World’s Activities?”..Rev. F.
Solo—“The Sleeping Sentinel”........................W. F. Smith
Address to Class and Presentation of Diplomas....County Supt. E. C.
Male Quartet—“Good Night.”
Benedicton.......Rev. F. N. Palmer
Mr. Palmer gave an excellent address and held the audience at his
for fifty minutes. His remarks were practical, logical and sufficiently
sprinkled with humor and pathos to make it intensely interesting. Mr.
spoke of the necessity of being active, not passive. He told the story
of the dreamer, who slept while all the opportunities of life passed
He congratulated the class upon its appearance and success and said
the hoped that all would go on with their work in high school. Quite a
number from Lafayette were present.
Dayton Items - Lafayette Weekly Journal
Dayton, B. C. Sharpe
Dayton RR 23, T. J. Grove
January 2, 1903 edition
Dayton band furnished music Xmas afternoon.
The entertainments at the two churches Christmas eve were exceptionally
fine and were well attended.
Mrs. Wm. Burton is spending the holiday in Mulberry.
Geo. Johnson has been ill for some time now but is improving.
Morette Burkhalter is suffering from an attack of congestion of the
but is slowly improving.
Miss Grace Friend spent last week in Frankfort visiting her uncle, Mr.
Knights of Pythias elected officers last Friday night and the following
is the list:
K. of R. and S.—W. F. McBride
M. F.—Van Taylor
M. W. —Charles Godfrey.
M. A.—L. Rush.
I. G. —Melvin Kiefer.
O. G.—Wm. Wakeland.
- Mrs. Van S. Burton spent the holiday week in Chicago with her
Mrs. Wm. Brady.
B. C. Sharpe and son are visiting relatives in Peru this week.
David Logan and wife spent holiday week with Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Burton.
Mr. Stokes and wife spent the week with their daughter, Mrs. F. N.
Jacob Burton is just recovering from a severe attack of malarial
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Hollingsworth go to Charlotte, North Carolina, this
week, where they will make their home. Mr. H. has accepted a lucrative
position at that place from the Deering company.
Mr. and Mrs. John Lefbenderskive of Lafayette spent Christmas with Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Simes.
On Christmas day Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Nicely spread the festal board
gathered around it were all their grandchildren, John Nicely and
Lawrence Nicely and family and Dr. J. H. Crouse and son.
Last Saturday night the Masons gave their annual supper. A large crowd
was present and all were well pleased with the pleasures of the evening.
B. C. Sharpe is spending the week with his patrons near Monitor.
In the near future the Dayton band will give a minstrel.
Chas. Godfrey, Chas. Brand and B. C. Sharpe attended the play given by
the High school pupils of Stockwell last Saturday night.
George Chissom and wife visited friends in Dayton last week.
Tim Slayback spent Christmas at home, but has returned to Elwood, where
he is working.
Miss Bell Virgin spent Christmas with her mother.
Ollie Carrol and wife are the guests of Mrs. Elizabeth Edris. They will
return to their home near Indianapolis this week.
It is now assured that we will have a lecture course and every one
aid Profs. Hooker and Smith in their endeavors to make it as success.
W. F. Smith will not resign his position to accept that offered him at
Winona. Dayton can congratulate herself on his refusal for it would be
extremely difficult for Mr. Sims to find one capable of filling Mr.
place. He is one of old Sheffield’s most faithful and best. The
offered was a $75 per month and bids fair to be held at Mr. Smith’s
Rev. Wilbur has begun his revival services and will continue this week
every night at 7:00 o’clock. All are invited to attend.
The Methodist Aid society will furnish dinner and supper on New Year’s
day in the Universalist church. All are invited to be present and bring
15 cents for your dinner. Cream and cake will also be served.
[From Wednesday Morning’s Journal.]
Mrs. John T. Frantz died on Monday morning at her home
in Maroa, Ill. Her death was caused by a complication of diseases. She
leaves a husband and two children. Her maiden name was Miss Sarah
and she was a daughter of the late Jesse Andrew. She resided in
this city until about ten years ago, when she moved to Illinois. She
a very estimable woman and the announcement of her death will be read
regret by many old friends. She was a sister of Thomas N. Andrew,
Charles Andrew and Miss Katherine Andrew. The remains will be
here for burial arriving at 2:10 p.m. today over the Wabash, and will
taken direct to Greenbush cemetery for interment.
Friday, January 14, 1903, edition
Mrs. Jacob Burton continues ill with malarial fever.
Dr. E. C. Sharpe of Clifton, Mo., is visiting his son, B. C. Sharpe.
Do not forget that the Purdue Glee and Mandolin Club will give the
number of the lecture course of Dayton, in the M.E. church next Friday
evening at 7:30. Season tickets for $1.00, entitling holder to five
can be obtained of Prof. Hooker or Mr. Smith.
In the near future, the Dayton band will give a minstrel of the
Members are practicing regularly this week and it will surely be a
On last Monday evening, Dayton Lodge No. 765, I.O.O.F., installed the
officers: E. D. Spring, N. G., James Kingsley, V. G., Wm. Tayler, R.
John Brown, F. S., Dr. J. H. Crouse, Treas. F. B. Stranahan acted as
officer, and was ably assisted by Messers. Paden, Rosenberger, McBride,
Thompson and McCulloch. After installation, lunch consisting of
and coffee was served.
Chas. Godfrey and Glen Brand are going to purchase new alto horns for
Pat Slayback drew the lucky number which won for him Ed Kiefer’s slide
trombone. Now see Pat blow himself.
Elmer Johnson drew Chas. Godfrey’s Tuba, having to pay 27 cents for the
Saturday, January 15, 1903, Lafayette Daily Courier
Bob Sled Party
A party of young people from this city [Lafayette] indulged in a jolly
sleighing party last night, going to Dayton, where supper was taken at
the Dayton hotel. The party consisted of Mrs. Emma Coleman, Misses Eva
Lowman, Josephine Hugel, Ethel Williams, Cora Moore, Maud Wallers and
Gwinn; Messrs William Jester, Leroy WIlliams, Chas. Beckley, Albert
Ed McDowell, Charles Welch, Bert Nelson and Leroy Loman.
Miss Frances Favorite [of Lafayette, formerly of Dayton] left this
afternoon for Chicago to join Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Favorite on a
trip to California.
Monday, January 17, 1903, Lafayette Daily Courier
GLEE CLUB PLAYS
Dayton People Delighted--Sheffield’s Capital Amusements.
The Purdue Glee club went to Dayton last evening and gave an
in the M. E. church at that place. The entertainment was given under
auspices of the pupils of the Dayton high school, and was the first of
a series of five entertainments to be given by the school. The
was the largest ever assembled in Dayton. Over $50 was taken in and the
Glee club made a great hit with the people Every number was encored and
the program was a long one. The Glee club has been engaged to take part
in the Elks opera to be given in the near future. The next attraction
the entertainment series at Dayton will be an illustrated lecture by
W. D. Cole of this city on the evening of February 6. The Dayton band
minstrel show at the Dayton opera house on the evening of January 31.
Wednesday, January 21, 1903, Lafayette Daily Courier
Death List: CLYDE WARWICK
Clyde Warwick, age 5 months, died at the home of his parents in Perry
township yesterday morning. Death was attributed to cerebral
The funeral was conducted from the residence this afternoon at 3
Rev. Frank M. Palmer, of Dayton, officiating. Interment was in the
Friday, January 30, 1903
Do not forget the minstrel show to be given by the Dayton band next
night. Two and one-half hours of fun. If you want seats reserved go to
Wm. Burton’s store and get your tickets.
Mrs. Wm. Burkhalter and child, Morette, are sick at present.
Ed Dryer and family, B. C. Sharpe and family and Mrs. D. A. Dryer went
bobbing to John Dryer’s home last evening.
The Eastern Star Society entertained the Rathbone Sisters and Rebeckah
Lodge last Friday evening. Mrs. A. C. Baker gave the welcome address
afterward a short program was given. One of the special features was a
drill by the Rathbone Sisters, which was especially enjoyed by all.
consisting of buns, coffee, cream and cake were served and all
at a late hour, highly praising the Stars as typical hostesses.
Mr. Glaze is building a work shop on his lot in Dayton. He will move in
Mrs. Wm. Baer spent Wednesday evening with Mrs. Sharp.
Peter Rensselaer will move into the Ballinger house next month.
Mr. Shively has rented a farm one-half mile west of Frog Pond school
The Rebecca Lodge will give a play in the near future.
The M. E. Aid Society gave a quilting at Mrs. Lentz’s last Wednesday.
Mrs. D. A. Dryer spent Wednesday with Mrs. E. E. Thompson.
Anyone having items, please leave same at my house.
Thursday, February 5, 1903, Lafayette Daily Courier
Mr. and Mrs. George M. Ramsey celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of
their married life at their home in Dayton on January 27. They were
in Clinton county, Ind., January 21, 1853. Mrs, Ramsey’s maiden name
Margaret Wright and the aged couple are well and favorably known in
and Clinton county. About forty guests were present who brought with
besides their good wishes, numerous presents. Among those present were:
Messrs. and Mesdames F. N. Palmer, Robert Rodgers, Jacob Kahl, Isaac
Marlet Rholer [sic], Mrs. Sarah Brand, Miss Flora Owens, Robert Newman
wife, of Mulberry, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Wright of Clark’s Hill;
Mrs. Loveless and daughter, of Clark’s Hill; Mrs. Mary Bennett, of
Mrs. M. C. Wright of Kirklin; Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Bryant of Mulberry.
were served at the noon hour and the day was pleasantly passed in
chat. - Mr. and Mrs. John Royal celebrated the fifty-third
of the wedding last Tuesday. The family and a few invited guests
were present and a very pleasant day was spent.- Miss Pearl Hill
is not as well as she has been for the past few weeks. - The band
at the town hall last Saturday evening was a success and they propose
repeat the entertainment in the near future.
[From Thursday morning’s Journal]
Mathias Widener, an old and respected citizen of Monitor, died
about 8:30 o’clock yesterday morning at his house in that place. He had
been ill for some time with stomach trouble, but the immediate cause of
death was heart trouble. He was 70 years’ old and moved toMonitor from
Frankfort about fifteen years ago. A widow and four children survive,
John Whiteman, of this city, is a daughter. The deceased was a
of the United Brethren church and was a veteran of the civil war. The
will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock and the interment
be made in the Zion cemetery.
February 13, 1903
The Rebecca’s of Dayton will give a play entitled, “The Spinster’s
From the Klondike,” in the Dayton hall next Saturday evening. The play
is a sequel to the one given by the Rathbone Sisters some months ago.
will be remembered that the spinsters in that play hear of a demand for
women in the Klondike, and so after being made over by Prof. Makeover,
they all went to the Frozen Fields of Klondike in search of companions.
This play will picture very vividly, the success achieved by the
and is sure to please everyone who attends. The Dayton orchestra will
music for the occasion.
On Saturday evening of next week the band will give another minstrel in
the Dayton Hall. The program will be different in every respect except
a few songs which will be repeated. All the jokes will be new and up to
date, some new songs will be given and the monologues will be changed.
One of the features of the entertainment will be a farce which will
about one hour to play and will be in itself an entire entertainment.
band will render some very fine concert music.
In the trial of James Glenn vs. L. E. & W. Railroad company, Mr.
was defeated and will receive no damages for breaking his leg.
Messrs. Thompson, Morris, Cantrell, Benham and Keifer were summoned
Dayton last week to Williamsport to attend the trial of Glenn vs. L. E.
Courtney Thompson has his saxophone and is beginning to practice with
Despite the cold weather a large number were present at Mr. Glaze’s
in Wyandotte last Wednesday. The M. E. church society furnished dinner.
The lecture given by Dr. Cole of Lafayette was enjoyed by all. It was
interesting and Dr. Cole held his audience in perfect control for over
two hours. His lecture, “A Trip Through the Holy Land,” was ably
by Dr. Todd of Lafayette, who used a stereopticon. The next number of
course will be given next week on Thursday evening in the M. E. church,
Mr. Pfrimmer, the “Kankakee Poet,” will recite and a rare treat is
Mrs. Wm. Burkhalter is now recovering from a severe illness.
Grandma Furman has recovered from a short spell of sickness.
Rev. Wilbur is conducting revival services in Clarkshill at present.
One week from next Monday the Rathbones will entertain the members of
Eastern Star lodge.
Thursday, February 19, 1903, Lafayette Daily Courier
Death List: JOHN N. BAYLESS
John N. Bayless died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.
W. Fahnestock, No. 1120 North Tenth street, at 10 o’clock this
The deceased was one of the oldest and best known men in Lafayette. He
was born in Monroe county, Ohio, November 4, 1820 and cam to this city
in 1862. His wife died six years ago. He was an honest, upright
and was held in the highest esteem by those who knew him. He was a mill
right by trade and was a foreman for a number of years in the old Star
City mill. Besides Mrs. Fahnestock another daughter survives, Mrs.
J. Rose, of Kokomo. The funeral will be
private and will take place from the residence at 3 o’clock Saturday
afternoon. Interment will be in Springvale cemetery.
[From Monday Morning’s Journal]
David Hill passed away at 8:30 o’clock Saturday morning at his
late residence, 1923 Echo street, death resulting from progressive
He was 70 years old and had been a resident of Tippecanoe county for
years. He was engaged in farming near Dayton for a long time and then
to this city, where he opened a wood and coal office. He was a Democrat
in politics and was a member of the Masonic fraternity at Dayton. A
and five children, two sons and three daughters, survive. One of the
Hill, is an attorney at Denver, Col. Mr. Hill was a man of the
integrity and was actuated by generous impulses. He had a benevolent
and was always ready to help those in need. The funeral will be
from the residence this afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Edward Barr will
The interment will be made in the Dayton cemetery under the auspices of
the Masonic fraternity.
February 21, 1903, Lafayette Daily Courier
Some of the pupils of Miss Lena Baer’s music class met with her at
her home, 1114 North street this afternoon and will meet this evening
recitals. Those taking part in the program are Gertrude Ohlsen, Cecil
Hazel McKinley, Gladys Storms, Alta Seeney, Helen Keller, Pearl and
Elkins, Ethel Maddock, Bessie and Merle Smith, Olivia Fogg, Pearl
Leaman, Ione Washburn, Ruth Lockwood, Georgia Wade, Ada Johnson,
and Gilbert Hayden, Edgar Burdittee, Donald Leach, Arthur Sheetz, and
--N.B. Lena Baer directed the Lafayette Conservatory of Music in
from 1904 to 1943, according to an article in the Journal and Courier
Barbara M. Hawkins of unknown date, sometime after 1953. The home of
Conservatory for most of this time was the three-story building at 717
Columbia Street, formerly the home of W. H. Zinn. This building is
undergoing renovation. The date of this recital--1903--would be the
year before Miss Baer established the Conservatory.--Susan
February 27, 1903
Rural Route No. 23 (fragment)
Mr. O. Dunk of Pyrmont is moving on his father-in-law’s place today.
Mr. Yost, of Pyrmont, is visiting his son, Aaron Yost.
Mrs. India Peters visited at the home of Mr. Calvin Peters on Monday.
Friday, Feb. 27, 1903, Lafayette Daily Courier
Little of interest has lately occurred in the vicinity of Dayton.
is quietly waiting for winter to release its grip, and for the return
south winds, genial sunshine and spring.
George Gifford is slowly recovering from a severe attack of rheumatism.
Benjamin Ragen was in town last Monday making arrangements to remove
restaurant from Reynolds to this place. He
will occupy the property of Mr. Gagen, formerly used as a saloon.
Miss Pearl Hill is still holding on to life, with little hope of
The Rathbone Sisters entertained the Rebekah lodge last Monday evening.
There were about one hundred in attendance, and it goes without saying
that all who were present enjoyed the hospitality of the R. S. A.
was served in the forepart of the evening after which there was music
the Dayton orchestra, recitation and social chat.
Mrs. Perry Brand, who has been quite sick for some time, is slowly
back to health.
Mr. Glaze has moved from Wyandotte to his property in the Kingsley
and is at home to his friends.
March 6, 1903
Alvin Baker and wife are the proud parents of an eight pound girl.
Will Davis and wife, of LaFayette were the guests of Miss Rosa Newhard,
Roy Glaze is recovering from a severe case of the mumps.
Miss Nellie Adams and brother David, of LaFayette, were the guests of
Adams and wife, Sunday.
The Monitor High School will give their play, “The Cuban Spy,” one week
from next Thursday evening. The proceeds will be used in putting a
in the building.
Mr. Edwards from West LaFayette will move on the Tilman Paul farm this
The M. E. Church missionary society will meet at the church Wednesday
Mrs. Perry Band [Brand?] is now able to be about after a serious
Dr. Roberts of Oxford was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morris
Mr. Regan has moved back to Dayton where he will keep a restaurant.
Charles Godfrey has accepted a position in a dry goods store in
He began work last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Pyke returned to their home in Kansas this week after
spent the winter with their daughter, Mrs. Robert Bull.
Mrs. Alfred Thompson is improving after a serious illness.
Elmer Eisenbach and wife, of West LaFayette were the guests of Dayton
Mrs. B. C. Sharpe and Mrs. John Muse spent the day with Mrs. Chas.
of Lafayette, last Tuesday.
Mrs. Peters, of Mulberry, was the guest of Dayton friends last week.
Mrs. David Logan is the guest of her parents this week.
Wednesday, March 11, 1903, Lafayette Daily Courier
Rhineberger Quartet Gives a Charming Entertainment
Last evening the Rhineberger quartet, composed of Mrs. Edgar Taylor,
Mrs. Isaac Rice, Miss Bertha Ridgely and Miss Rena Rice, assisted by
W. E. Eagleson, reader, and Samuel Messing, impersonator, entertained
people of Dayton. The quartet appeared in a lecture course given by the
congregation of the Methodist church. It was one of the most delightful
entertainments of the course and greatly impressed the people of
The church was taxed to its capacity and the audience wept into
over the singing, reading and impersonations. All the numbers on the
were encored repeatedly. The following program was rendered: Selection,
"Blue Bells of Scotland," Rhineberger quartet; vocal solo, "Provencal"
(DeLaqua), Miss Rena Rice; selection (a) "Sweet and Low," (b) "Kerry
Rhinberger quartet; recitation, "As the Moon Rose," Mrs. W. E.
selection, "Estudiantina," Rhineberger quartet; impersonations, Samuel
Messing; vocal solo, "I am Waiting," Mrs. Edgar A. Taylor; recitation,
(a) "When the Folks are Gone," (b) "The Dead Cat," Mrs. W. E. Eagleson;
vocal solo, "The Message of the Violet," from "Prince of Pilsen," Mrs.
Isaac Rice; selection, (a) "The Chimes,"
(b) "Do’an You Cry," Rhineberger quartet. The quartet will appear on
Friday evening at the Methodist church in Linden.
Friday, March 20, 1903, Lafayette Daily Courier
The community is intensely excited over the case of smallpox that
at Mr. Patterson’s about one mile east of town. Augustus Smith, who was
taken to the detention hospital last Monday, was making his home with
Patterson and on last Sunday evening Mr. Smith was at the M. E. church.
The house was crowded, it being a union service of the Methodist and
Presbyterian churches and it is feared the dread disease will be spread
through the entire community.
Mrs. A. C. Baker has returned from Indianapolis, where she has been on
a visit for several weeks. A baby girl was born to her during her stay.
The Presbyterian church had their annual dinner at their church last
There has been quite a lively transaction in real estate the past week.
D. L. Thompson sold his grain elevator to Messrs. J. A. Finch and H. M.
Freeman, of Clark’s Hill. The new firm are in possession of the
and are buying all the grain that is being offered. The price paid for
this property was $5,000.
S. P. Lentz sold his vacant store building to Yud [Jud?] Carter, price
$1,000 and Thomas Johnson disposed of two vacant lots in the east part
of town to Mrs. Catherine G. Baker, $1750 was paid.
Mrs. Sally Bull, of Lafayette, was visiting in town last Thursday.
Mrs. Elizabeth Warwick, of Perry township, is looking at property in
with the intention of making her residence
Saturday, March 21, 1903, Lafayette Daily Courier
Death List: CAROLINE BARTLEY
The death of Miss Caroline Bartley occurred Thursday, at her late home,
on the gravel road. Caroline Bartley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
was born in Perry township, Tippecanoe counmty, September 8, 1841. She
was stricken with paralysis in the morning and passed away without
consciousness about 8 o’clock in the evening. Two sisters, a brother
many relatives mourn the loss of the loved one. Her entire life of
over three score years was spent upon the same farm. She confessed
in early childhood and was a life-long member of the Presbyterian
at Dayton. The funeral service will be held at her late residence
afternoon, at 1:30 o’clock, to be conducted by Rev. F. N. Palmer, of
Interment in the Dayton cemetery. The following will act as
George Foresman, Joseph Foresman, Seth Foresman, William Brown, Thomas
McCormick, and J. Walter Moore.
March 27, 1903
Luther Dryer has sold his property to Mrs. Robert Warwick.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Sharpe were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Sharpe
of LaFayette, last Sunday.
Mrs. Carter has bought Marvin Paden’s property. Dayton will miss them
all regret their leaving.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Thompson spent the day with William Burton and wife,
Mrs. Jacob Burton is visiting her daughter at Monticello.
Harry Goldsberry is the possessor a a new “Cesquevoe” [?] cornet.
Belle Virgin, of LaFayette was the guest of her mother last Saturday
Vern Smith who has been working for Mr. Patterson, east of Dayton, went
to Virginia a few weeks ago to visit friends. While there he became
to the small-pox. He came back and Tuesday evening was taken to the
house, at Lafayette. He is getting along very well at present.
Dr. E. C. Sharpe, formerly of Clifton, Mo., has taken charge of the new
school near the pickle factory for the remainder of the term. Dr. Sharp
has been ill for some time and has been taking treatment under Dr.
of Lafayette. He seems to be permanently cured and at the close of his
school term, he will locate at some point in Indiana and resume his
Mrs. Allie Baker has returned from Indianapolis with her baby girl.
Ward Boyles and Robert McCullough go to Chicago in about two weeks to
work on the street car lines.
Mrs. O. Virgin, Mrs. D. A. Dryer and Mrs. Burton Sharpe spent the day
Mrs. Bruce Virgin last Thursday.
Pearl Hill is reported better the last few days.
April 10, 1903.
Prof. Hooker has bought the lot situated between Fred McBride’s home
that of Kosta Slayback. He intends to build a dwelling thereon this
Marvin Padden has sold his home and lot to Mrs. Sallie Carter. Mrs.
intends to rent the property.
Chas. Godfrey, who is working in a wholesale grocery in Indianapolis,
his parents last Sinday.
Kosta Slayback who is working at the Hub will move to the Star City in
a few weeks.
Harry Goldsberry is the possessor of a new Conn cornet.
William Goldsberry visited relatives near Dayton last Tuesday.
Ed Paul will begin working for the Deering Harvester Company in a few
Ed Dryer and wife are the possessors of a baby girl.
B. C. Sharp and son spent Sunday afternoon in Mulberry.
Al Bethard and wife, of Chicago, are spending a few days in Dayton.
have been on an extended tour over Cuba, and Mr. Bethard has some very
interesting remarks to give of the trip.
The new proprietors of the elevator have taken possession and are now
a new corn crib in which to store grain.
Judson Carter and wife have purchased the Sylvanus Lentz store property
and have converted it into a dwelling where they will make their future
Floyd Weaver spent Tuesday evening with B. C. Sharpe.
Elmer Johnson has purchased a new $14.00 case for his tuba.
Ward Boyles hs gone to Chicago to work on the street car line in a few
weeks. Robert McCullough will also go and his shop will be taken in
by Jacob Smith Jr.
Rev. F. N. Palmer preached the baccalaureate sermon to the graduates of
Perry township last Sunday.
Sheffield schools close this week.
Ed Paul has purchased the lot adjoining his home on the north.
April 14, 1903
Dayton, R. R. 23 fragment
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Yost and son Lloyd called on Mr. and Mrs. Orley
Thursday, April 16, 1903, Lafayette Daily Courier
Perry Township Commencement
The commencement exercises of the schools of Perry townmship were held
at the school building at Monitor this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.
The following is a list of the members of the graduating class:
||Bessie E. Jackson
|Mary M. Powell
|Elmer E. Kern
||Ralph W. Peters
||Fred E. Baker
|Earl Millls [sic]
||Elsie L. Peters
The following is a list of the teachers of the township:
||B. C. Sharpe
||T. E. Sense
April 24, 1903
The eighth year class of Sheffield took examination last Saturday. The
High school also had a class for graduation.
The Dayton base ball team organized last Tuesday evening and promises
be a winner. The suits will be furnished by the Hub, and grounds have
secured from Simon Newhard.
George Glaze, who has been ill for some time with tonsillitis, is now
to be out.
Rev. Palmer [of the Presbyterian church] has handed in his resignation,
to take effect July 1. All feel that the community has lost an
factor for good by his removal. He will take charge of a department in
Mr. Widmer has sold his gravel pit to the street car company.
D. L. Thompson has moved to Kirkland, where he has bought the telephone
Master Fred Paul is the happy possessor of a new tricycle, which was
to him on his fifth birthday last Sunday. His grandfather, Mr. Paul,
Quite a number of our citizens were in the city last Wednesday
the Dryer vs. Dryer trial.
Messrs. Glaze, Paul and Sharpe are erecting a barn for Mr. Korty of the
William Adams has moved to Delphi where he will make his future home.
The Aid Society met last Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Sharpe for a
Mrs. Robert Warwick has moved to Dayton and is occupying the Wallace
Friday, April 24, 1903, Lafayette Daily Courier
D. L. Thompson, who formerly operated the elevator here, moved to
the first part of the week and was here Thursday making a final windup
of his business. He is now operating a telephone line and reports a
outlook for business in his new venture.
Mrs. Elizabeth Warwick has moved into Mrs. Wallace’s property, giving
her farm to Mr. Yost, her son-in-law, who will operate the farm.
Edward Benham has moved into Mr. Wilson’s property, vacated by George
Mr. Crider moving to the Jacob
Ward Boyles is in Chicago, where he has taken a position as conductor
a street car line.
George Glaze has been quite sick the past week with tonsilitis, but is
Mrs. Henry Romfelt is on the sick list.
A. C. Baker is making some improvements to his residence.
The contractors who are doing the grading for the interurban road for
company are at work two miles east of Dayton and will be grading for
roadbed in a few days.—
The new elevator firm who recently purchased the elevator property of
L. Thompson are making very substantial improvements to the property.
have dug a pit in which they are burning the cobs and are laying the
for a new building to be used as a feed mill and flour exchange and
in contemplation the erection of sheds where farmers coming to town can
house their trams in bad weather, or in case they wish to remain in
for a short time.
May 22, 1903
Prof. Hooker has the foundation for his house completed and is now
for the carpenters.
Work on the street car line is still in progress at the mound. The
house foundation is completed and all the arches are finished in
Ed Paul who was suffering from an attack of the lumbago is now able to
be at his work.
George Glaze visited friends near Lafayette last Sunday.
The Dayton band will serve ice cream on the afternoon and evening of
30th. A concert will be given in the evening. The festival will be
in the Universalist church and on the adjoining lawn.
The Odd Fellows observed Memorial day last Sunday. The band furnished
music. A quartette, composed of Messrs. Sharp, Smith, McBride and
sang two selections. Dr. Clavina, of Lafayette, delivered the address,
which was enjoyed by all.
Charles Godfrey visited his parents last Sunday.
Mr. Church is fixing up an up-to-date ice cream parlor.
E. E. Thompson and family, J. A. Glaze and family and Rudolf Goldsberry
and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Odell.
Mr. Widmer is going to shingle his barn next week.
Mr. Odell is remodeling his barn.
May 29, 1903
Mr. and Mrs. Wolcott left for the Soldiers’ Home to-day, where they
make their future home.
Court Thompson will soon move into the Wallace property.
Mrs. Robert Warwick has bought and will move into the Wolcott property
John Biery is building an addition tohis house and improving the
Mrs. Stranahan spent several days in Indianapolis last week, attending
the Rebecca convention.
Belle and Della Virgin, of Lafayette, spent last Sunday with their
Mrs. Oliver Virgin.
The carpenters will begin work on Mr. Hooker’s house this week.
The sewing at Mrs. Moyers last Tuesday was well attended.
The Dayton band will give an ice cream and strawberry festival next
night, at their hall. There will be a band concert in the evening.
is invited to attend.
The new telephone line, running north from Dayton is almost completed.
There will be a ball game between Frankfort and Dayton teams, next
The game will be played in Simon Newhardt’s pasture.
June 5, 1903
The Rathbone Sisters, of Dayton, attended the convention at Lafayette,
last Thursday evening in a body.
Ed Keever spent a few days at home last week.
Decoration day services were observed last Saturday by the G. A. R. of
Dayton. On account of the inclemency of the weather, Mr. Hammon, of
his address in the Presbyterian church. The band furnished music for
The band cleared $23 at their festival.
On last Friday, Elmer Johnson, the engineer for the Finch-Freeman
company, of Dayton, met with a painful accident and barely escaped
killed while attempting to crawl under the drive wheel on the top of
head by the driver shaft. He was unconscious for some time and was
by Dr. McBride. He is able to be about his work but ha quite a scar on
his head as the result of the accident.
Frank Glaze and Misses Dora Hill and Carrie Widmer were in Lafayette
to call on Pearl Hill, who is very ill at the Home hospital.
Mrs. D. A. Dryer gave a dinner to her lady friends, last Tuesday. Among
those present were Mesdames Stanley, Drusila Dryer, Ahiman, Nancy Noel,
Oliver Virgin, James Godfrey. Misses Carrie Kingsley and May Stranahan
and William Glaze.
On last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. George Gifford of Dayton, were entertained
by a number of their friends in honor of their thirty-fifth wedding
of M. Slignor and wife, of Clark’s Hill, Among those present were: Mrs.
Green and daughter, of Danville, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Backer, of
Joseph Ramel and family, of Clark’s Hill; W. M. Butler and family, of
Charles Butler and family, and Miss Anna Chamberlain, of Chalmers and
Biery and wife, of Dayton.
Mr. Reagan furnished the syrup for the festival by the band boys last
night. His generosity will be remembered by the boys.
George Glaze visited friends near Indian Hill last week.
Elmer Owenback and family and Mr. Ed McCarty and family were in Dayton
William Davis and wife spent Decoration Day in Dayton.
Harvey Rush and family spent Saturday and Sunday with Lewis Rush and
Weldon Regan and family spent Sunday with Benjamin Regan and family.
Charles Sharpe of Attica, spent Sunday in Dayton.
In three weeks, Rev. Palmer goes to Winona. What is Dayton’s loss is
gain. We all wish him success in his new work.???
June 12, 1903
The K. of P. memorial services were well attended last Sunday. The
were held in the cemetery, where Mr. Monyham, of Orleans, Ind.,
the address. The I.O.O.F., G.A.R. and Rathbone Sisters joined in the
which was led by the Dayton band. Vocal music was furnished by the K.
P. octette, composed of Messrs. Hooker, Freeman, Smith, Sharpe, Baer,
Paden and Taylor.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kahl entertained...
August 7, 1903
[Interurban being built.]
August 28, 1903
Miss Ely, of Wabash, is the guest of Mrs. Lawrence Nicely.
Mrs. D. A. Dryer and Mrs. E. E. Thompson are spending two weeks at Bass
Miss Pearl Hill who has been ill for several years, passed away at
noon on last Tuesday. Her sisters have the sympathy of the entire
in their great loss.
Miss Madge Oates, of Peru, was the guest of Mrs. B. C. Sharpe last week.
Mrs. Sam Dryer and children are the guests of Mrs. Major Dryer.
Mr. Jacob Burton has been on the sick list.
Harry Freeman, the hustling young elevator man, is having his annual
of hay fever at present.
The Dayton ball team goes to Camden next Friday to play the team at
August 28, 1903
[From Wednesday morning’s Journal.]
PEARL MAY HILL
The death of Miss Pearl May Hill took place at noon yesterday
at the Home hospital. Her death was the ending of an illness that
a period of two years. The disease with which she was afflicted was
pernicious anaemia, and she had been a great sufferer. She was patient
through it all, and won the admiration of those attending her by her
The deceased was the daughter of the late Dr. W. H. Hill of
and was reared in that village. She was born in Jefferson, Clinton
Aug. 27, 1876, and her education was completed at Purdue University,
where she graduated in 1899. Two sisters, Dora E. and Margaret Hill
survive. The deceased was a member of Dayton Chapter No. 263 
of Eastern Star. She was an accomplished and cultured woman and
many noble qualities. Her death is deeply regretted by all who knew
The funeral will be conducted from the family residence in Dayton
morning at 10:30 o’clock. Rev. Frank N. Palmer of Winona will officiate
and the interment will be made in the Dayton cemetery.
September 4, 1903
Dayton, R. R. 23 fragment (?)
Aaron Yost lost a valuable calf last week, killed by lightning.
September 4, 1903
Rev. F. N. Palmer and wife are now moving their furniture to their new
home in Winona.
Mrs. W. D. Burton is visiting friends in Mulberry.
William Glaze and sons have remodeled Mrs. Schultz’s house.
Charles McCormick and Gertrude Kerckhoff were the guests of Mrs. B. C.
Sharpe last Saturday and Sunday.
Walter Krall and wife will return to Chicago next Monday.
Melone Kiefer will go to Chicago in the near future, where he will
work on the street car line.
Rev. Wilbur preached his farewell sermon for this year last Sunday
He has gone to South Bend, where conference is now convening.
Margaret Hill is visiting friends in Brookston.
Ed Paul is cleaning the school building and getting it in shape for
on the 14th inst.
Mrs. Blanche Muse is visiting friends in Delphi this week.
Mrs. Cora Adams has been the guest of her mother this week.
Arthur Lupton and wife were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mell Slayton
Mrs. Laura Brady of Chicago is the guest of her mother.
Thomas Johnson’s family has now moved into Dayton, where they occupy
Mrs. C. E. Sharp is the guest of Mrs. Jacob Burton this week.
Ed Dryer and family spent Sunday with John Dryer and wife.
Major Dryer is very poorly at present.
Frank Ford and family were the guests of Mrs. Andrew Dryer last Sunday.
The teachers for Dayton school have been selected as follows:
B. Hooker; grammar department, W. F. Smith; intermediate, Miss Blanche
Rogers; primary, Miss Ada Motter. Miss Dora Hill will assist Mr. Hooker
in the high school work. With this excellent corps of teachers the
of our school is already assured.
The interurban line is built to the old Rycraft farm and in a week will
be to the belt railroad.
October 16, 1903
Wm. Widmer, who had his leg broken while practicing football last week,
is doing as well as could be expected.
William Ralton, who is working in the smelters at Joplin, Mo., was in
last Monday night.
Rev. Israel Hatton, who is in charge of the Circuit at Reynolds, was
guest of W. F. Smith last Monday night.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church cleared very nearly $100 at their
fair. [Oct. 23, 1903: correction, $150.00]
The Sheffield teachers met in institute last Saturday.
The Dayton football team [dubbed the Tigers in another column] is glad
to announce that it is now perfect in organization and is ready to
or accept challenges from any or all teams from surrounding towns.
all communications to Harry Freeman, Dayton, Ind. The following is the
line-up: C. Peters; r.g., Peterson; l.g., Allen; r.t., Hallman; l.t.,
r.e., Sims; l.e., Johnson; q.b., John Widmer; r.h.b., Gibson; l.h.b.,
f.b., Sharpe. The team will meet for practice next Monday night.
Discord among members and tattlers from without have just about ruined
the organization of the Dayton band. Until members can get down to
and not listen to mischief makers from without they will never make a
Edward Dryer’s team ran away last Monday and injured the horses to some
Sheffield township Sunday School convention will meet at Newcomber next
Mrs. Williams, who is ill with typhoid fever, is getting better.
Rathbone Sisters adopted Mrs. Emma Virgin into their order last Monday
Pearcy Shelly was the guest of his father last Sunday.
Blanche Rogers was ill during the first part of the week and had to
school. She is now able to resume her work.
Quite a number of our town folks went to Frankfort Sunday and from
to Lebanon by way of the interurban.
October 30, 1903
The Rathbone Sisters are making great preparations for a novel
in the form of a lady minstrel. The ladies are practicing regularly and
the success of the event is assured. It will be given in the hall on
evening of Nov. 7.
D. A. Dryer is busily engaged in catching Kankakee pickerel at present.
On next Saturday night Rev. Thompson and wife [new minister of the M.
church] are going to give a reception to the young people of the
A program is being prepared and light refreshments will be served. Mr.
and Mrs. Thompson wish to make the acquaintances of the young people of
the church and earnestly wish all to be present.
The Dayton band played for a festival given at the Ely school house
Monticello last Friday night.
The Dayton Tigers are eager for a game of football but cannot get any
Mrs. D. A. Dryer gave a hen party last Wednesday. Among those present
Mesdames Burton, Kingsley, Carrie Kingsley, Edris, Warrick, Gaddis, and
Mrs. Ella Ragen of Lafayette is visiting friends in Dayton.
Dayton steel gang met the Frankfort gang Wednesday so that Indianapolis
is now connected with Lafayette by interurban.
John Muse and James Rumfeldt are busily engaged placing meters. The gas
company realize John’s ability and will send him east to continue the
Fred Widmer is painting his store building.
Harry Keever was the guest of his brother Edward, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McCormick and two children Otto and Walter, spent
with the correspondent.
Farmers are beginning to crib corn.
Frank Glaze is at Number Ten building a grain barn.
William Davis is doing the butchering for Lawrence Nicely.
Dr . Motter is on the sick list on account of an injured foot.
November 6, 1903
The Rathbone Sisters will give a female negro minstrel and “white
entertainment on the evening of Nov. 14th. All are invited to be
Max Nicely and James Sims were in the third coach of the excursion on
Saturday, but escaped with a few hard bumps.
Luther Rush and a number of others have gone to Dakota on an inspection
K. of P. Lodge conferred second rank on Messrs. James Madison and
House last Friday night. Members of Stockwell and Buck Creek were
and refreshments, consisting of oysters, sandwiches and coffee were
This was followed by a smoker and a short musical program.
Miss Della Virgin visited friends in Dayton this week.
The Dayton Junior foot ball team met an aggregation from Oakland hill
Saturday forenoon and administered a defeat to them to the tune of 20
0. Clarence Paden, the Dayton full back, distinguished himself by
three out of four touchdowns. If Clarence continues to improve he will
make a strong player for some team in the future. His line plunges were
the feature of the game, he making gains of from 5 to 10 yards through
almost any point in the line. The following was Dayton’s line up: C.,
Baker; l.g., Kirkpatrick; r.g., Roth; l.t., Ralph Biery; r.l., Frank
l.e., M. Parker; f.c, T. Biery; q.b. Bartmess; r.h.b., B. Lewis;
John Widmer; f.b., C. Paden; H. Freeman, referee. Score, Dayton 20;
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