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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 6 October 1885

Letter transcription:

New Castle, Ind. Oct. 6. 1885

Dear Sister Lena;

I am indebted to you, to Ella, to Zora, and to Sherman and perhaps to Minnie, for kind missives received somewhere in the remote past, so long ago that without reference to my “Column of Correspondents” I could by no manner of means locate their timely arrivals.

First and foremost—we are well: O what a boon is good health while so many of our acquaintance are stricken with the harsh hand of disease, and many fall victems of death; God spares our lives and blesses us with health. I trust you are well, and that Ella and all

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hers are in good health.

There is quite a number of cases of Typhoid fever in this country this fall. A young man by the name of Peacock, who worked the summer for Ettie’s Pa is down with it and, if not now dead is not expected to live.

Bertha Hartche, of Muncie, you remember her, was not expected to live the middle of last week, we don’t know whether she is still alive or not.

I was preaching in Clarke Co. when I was to have been at the S.S. celebration, as you perhaps recollect, and when there a good old Brother of ample means offered to pay all expenses if I would bring my wife down and visit them and attend the Southern Exposition at Louisville, I was to preach a couple of nights as an equivalent to expenses.

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When I came home Ettie at once approved of the arrangement—who would not. On my return from my ten days absence Ettie was at her father’s, and as made known to her the proposed trip she invited May to go with us which arrangement was finally consummated making the trip so much pleasanter for Ettie.

We left here on Monday morning and went direct to Bro. Gibsons who lives at Gibson Station eight miles from Jeffersonville on the Ohio & Miss R.R. We went by way of Indianapolis, and as we had a few hours there we visited the State House—there is quite a number of marble and granite columns in the corider—‘twil be grand when finished. We also visited Mortens Monument in the Circle Park.

We had a grand, good time the girls said they never visited a place that paid better than this visit.

But I cannot further describe our trip this time as I must lose [leave?]

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Before closing however.—I spent a couple of weeks at Blountsville holding a meeting—staid all night during first week with a Mr. Barr whose wife is a niece of Charley Booe’s Mother—fine folks—big noses like the Booe’s & Moffetts—

On Monday 28 ult Mr. & Mrs. Booe and Mrs. Roysden were at church. As a [I] went to shake hands with Mr. B. supposing him to be a resident (as were the several others I met as I steped into the church) I was in for letting go his hand but he held on until finally I looked up to see why he didn’t let go—well you may imagine my astonishment.

I must close. I have been interrupted and did not get this done as above date. Sally Smith is here canvassing for something called yestar. I am going to Cleaveland Ohio to Conventions—see Standard. Ettie is just finishing Lou’s ricrac—

Love to all—Your Brother Eugene S.

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P.S. Am out of ink.

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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 9 March 1885

Letter transcription:

Dunreith Ind. March 5, 85

Dear Sister Lena;

Your kind letter was received some days ago and would have been answered ere this had I not been so busy. We are both enjoying good health this winter, Ettie makes her home at her Father’s; I have been out preaching every day, save four, this year. Ettie was with me some five weeks, and enjoyed herself very much.

Yes! we had a grand, good, meeting at Knightstown. After an absence of some four weeks, as I was here preaching and but five miles from there, I suddenly dropped in on them at their S. school

[page 2] yesterday and we had quite a joyful greeting. I preach for them next Lord’s Day.

We went from Knightstown to Summit on that cold, windy Tuesday. We had to drive over from K. to Dunreith to take the noon train. As the wind was from the west and to our back and we in a phaeton we did not get cold until when within a mile of here we came to a creek frozen over and impassable and compelled to turn about and face that forceful blizzard; we had not proceeded more than half a mile ere we concluded that to ride the mile and a half we had to go against the west wind [?] to freeze badly if not fatally, so we stopped at a Mr. Huddleson’s whose wife is a sister of Bro. Whitmere’s

[page 3] wife. I was not as cold as Ettie who had to thaw her fingers in icy-water to get anything like relief. After an half hour—good and warm—we resumed the uneven tenure of our way. The train at Newcastle from Connersville was some five hours belated and we had to wait from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thurs spending the coldest day of my recollection on a journey that might just as well have been postponed until a more pleasant day. Moral. “D’was better mine [?] you tont be too quick.”

After three days rest I went to Mechanicsburg. A little town 9 miles west of Summit–, I remained there three weeks having a splendid attendance and profound attention, two

[page 4] only were baptized. But we succeeded in organizing a little congregation composed of some of the best citizens of this county. Men and women of means and influence. They will proceed at once to build a church.

We are here just over Lord’s day, go to a schoolhouse half way between Summit and Newcastle this week.

I owe Ella a letter I think will write to her soon. I received on from Sherman. Kiss the babies for me. Give my love to all, would be glad to see all.

Lovingly Your Brother
Eugene

(write soon)

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A blaze

Schwartz, W. B. - 1885-11-19A $600.00 Blaze

A story and a half tenement house belonged to W. B. Schwartz on Shattuck street in the East end was destroyed by fire at two o’clock on Monday morning. Loss $700.00, insured for $600.00. The building was occupied by Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Fudge a as lodging place.

“A $600.00 Blaze,” The Brazil Register (Brazil, Indiana), 19 November 1885, p. 1, col. 3; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 12 January 2014).

A partnership dissolved

Schwartz, W. B. - 1885-07-16

W. B. Schwartz and John E. R. Ewing have dissolved their partnership in the law practice owing to Ewing’s intention to go West and grow up with the country. Mr. Schwartz, however, will always be found prompt to attend to all legal business in the same office over Hauck & Son’s store.

“City and  Vicinity,” The Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 16 July 1885, p. 1, col. 3; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 12 January 2014).