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ff K "i JOHN BAUMAN TO SUICIDE, Dies Suddenly!
Jojm Bauman, aged blacksmtih of
Abbe,yyille, this county who was under
, indictment rot the killing of his son,
Jacobin a drunken fight May, 26,
committed suicide by hanging at noon
Sunday, August 30, while the family
'was-at church. A young son discov
ered his father hanging from a limb
of a tree in the backyard. W-
Frightened at the sight, the son
ran for nearly half a mile to a neigh
boring . farm home for assistance.
When cut down Bauman was dead.
It is believed that the man had
become mentally unsound through
brooding over the death of his , con
and his impending trial on the charge
of having caused it.
- As will be recalled by our readers
the, circumstances leading up to the
arrest of Bauman were rather pe
culiar. At first the cause 'of death
had been given out as heart disease.
The coroner hid not been notified and
the body was laid out, the ; date of
funeral set, the latter subsequently
held and the remains buried. ..
Sinister rumors soon gained cur-
rency- and became so lively that the
coroner's attention was brought to the
matter, with the result that the body
was exhumed and an autopsy held, have been destroyed.
Coroner R. G. Strong and Dr. Robin- Xs near as can be determined light
son of Medina performed the autopsy, nirig 'struck a wire nearly a block
They; found three ugly bruises on the !north of the Cole home, ran directly
head. , . The one which caused death jnto the house and into the , meter,
was at a point just behind the left ear, which was in a closet in the chamber,
where the skull had been fractured creating a flame. Above the meter
t and a six-ounce blood clot had formed. wa8 & shelf upon which rested a num-
From knowledge of an altercation i,ej of books. , It was doubtless this
the father and son had had, the war-' fact that saved the house from coni
rant and arrest followed. - plete destruction. The fire burned
As near as could be ascertained the gyppt from one end of the shelf,
both men were intoxicated or at least allowing the books to slide off on the
had been drinking, and the row it fl00r. Mrs, Cole heard the noise and
later developed, started over banter- opened the chamber door to invest
ing abou the son's domestic troubles, gate Slie reports that the chamber
enlarged through the lense of booze. waB then ull of Bmot m& flame.
The .testimony at the 'coroner's in- j She hastilyturned in an alarm and
quest of the victim's widow, who was the aiacrity with which the volunteer
an eye witness to her husband's as- j department arrived on the scene is
sault and death, was subsequently as nothing 8hort 0f reroarkable. .
follows: She and, her husband .had! The re swaa subdued with the
some differences over the question of chemicaf apparatus, although. It 'was
a proper division of the work on .the,
fied, hadj.-a; -Jw "
health' and had directed the wife ;; to !
do tne.; miiKing ana oiner , neavy
work, " against which she protested.
She said - that she went over
to her father's house on the day
of the- fight to unburden her heart to
her mother-in-law and for condolence.
' Returning, ' she overtook her hus
band and his father,' whom she dis
covered rowing it. She said she asked
the former to go home with her, but
he refused and she started on . Pro
ceeding but a few feet 1 she turned
around in time to see the father
strike her husband with a stick which
. he carried as a cane. The husband
she testified fell backward on his
hands, but was up in an instant and
threw, a handful of dust in h?s fath
er's face, following this up by clutch
ing him by the neck and throwing
him down. - At this juncture the
widow claims she ran "back, to . get
her husband to desist, fearing lest the
trouble should become pore serious.
She found 'her .' husband bleeding
from a blow on the head, which she
bandaged. She also stated ' that the
father waB bleeding from the nose.
The witness stated that she and1 her
husband then went home. ' That the
latter, expressed regrets that he had
had, differences with his father. While
he said he didn't feel good, yet the
widow insists that he made no partic
ular complaint from the blow on his
head and from which subsequent de
velopments proved, that he was then
slowly dying. She says she did the
chores that night, and put cold com
presses on the wound on her hus
band's forehead at least a dozen times
during the night, unaware of. the
other, ones and the fatal one behind
the -ear. About midnight, the wid
ow .testified, her husband, fell asleep.
Later, about 3 :30, he slid off the
lounge onto the floor. " He sat up
therewith his back against; the wall
and' refused to be helped back on the
lounge. The witness said that at the ;
time his utterings were somewhat
incoherent and suggested the unstable
manner of one who ,, is intoxicated.
Soon he. lapsed into unconsciousness
and became prone on the floor, where
he remained until death. As he be
widow says
came unconscious the
she telephoned for Dr; Robinson of
Medina. , The doctor was making a
call at the, time and was unable to
respond until, morning. When he ar
rived the man was dead.,,
mneta made Md carrtea out puouciy
the flowing iday," burialPeif
maV immediately titer w iunera,i.
At the close of the inquest Coroner
Strong returned a finding of death
uue vo a lruciure un uus b&uii ouu a
blood clot on the brain, caused from a
blow delivered by John Bauman, the
father. The Tatter was immediately
arraigned, waived hearing on the
charge of manslaughter, was bound
over to' the grand jury and admitted
to bail in the sunt of' $2,500, which
was:' signed' for by a' soa and son-in-law.1
f ' '. v;i:y ; .";','.''', "
- Thie funeral ' of, Bauman was held
at the , home Wednesday, Sept 2, at
10 a. m., Rev. Kaner of the Abbey
ville church officiating ' Burial was
made in the local cemetery. The
funeral was strictly private, no one
but members of the family being per
mitted to attend. ' ?
Lighting Hits
Medina Home
.During the terrific electric and rain
storm of Tuesday afternoon the house
Of, W. H. Cole, 572 South Broadway,
caught fire and but for the quick ac
tion of the local fire department would
neceBsari to use the - engine before
lThe' tot?containel.ai'c1o-.
fog anj ;8hoe9 of the family, .except
what was on their persons, and was
totally destroyed. -There was insur
ance on the house for $2,000 and on
the household goods for $400. ' Mr.
Cole places the damage at $1,000.
Mr. Cole is enthusiastic oyer the
work of the local fire department. .
.Two of Medina's best known young
people were united in marriage . Tues
day morning, Sept 1, when Mr. Ray
mond Long and .' Miss Lucille Hem-
meter became husband and wife at
the home of the bHde's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel Hemmeter, On Wash
ington street. The groom is a son of
Mrs. Mary K'. Long, proprietor of the
Sentinel,, with' which the former is
actively associated, v The bride, is ' a
musician of marked ability and de
servedly popular with our people
Besides Rev. Phillip Kelser. who per.
formed the ceremony; the only ones
who witnessed the marriage were the
bride's parents. The happy couple
left immediately for Cleveland, from
where they will start on an extended
honeymoon journey which will take
them to Buffalo, Cincinnati and many
other cities, and as far south as Ten
nessee. They, expect to be gone for
about three weeks.
(On account of the Sphinx-like ret
icence of the, groom for- the past few
weeks concerning the date of his mar
riage and the approximate hour set
for his departure, the writer had
foresworn vengeance upon him, to be
gratified' on the printed page. But
as the newly-wd were driven past
the office Tuesday morning, f rantic as
we were, we softened in the radiance
of the smiles that greeted us, and will
be content with extending our con
gratulations and best ,' wishes; Ed.)
Miss Eulalia Damon have" a party
Thursday afternoon, to about 50 invit
ed 'guests in ( honor of Mlss Minnie
Kaltz .of Beaumont, , Texas. Miss
Kaltz is quite widely known for su
perior work in water color and china
painting, many specimins of. which
! were on display at . the ;Damon hdme
Thursday, ' -;-.
. At 7 o'clock, Dr. and ' Mrs.Damon
gave a dinner3 in honor of Dr. Frank
P ;Graved of the University dt Penn
sylvania, Dr. 'W.' O. Thompson, pres-
. r
Another man is stricken from the
ever-lessening roll of our old settlers.
About 6:30 Wednesday evening Mr.
Abner B. Bishop of 133 North Court
street was found dead in the lavatory
of his home by his niece,-Miss Delia
Hartman, a member of the house
hold. The writer . had exchanged
greetings with him on the street no
longer than three hours before his
death. r '
Mr. Bishop was one of the best
known men in Medina. He Bad re
sided here for 43 years and had been
actively engaged in the carriage and
wagon business, both as a manufac
turer of and dealer in vehicles during
all that time.
The deceased was born in Wooster,
November, 1840, and had he lived until
his next birthday anniversary would
have rounded out 74 years. He was a
veteran of the Civil war. Although his
service as a soldier was not so exten
sive, as some,, yet he was prompt to
respond when the call was made.
He was married in 1865. The fruits
of the union were four sons and one
daughter, all of whom survive. The
wife and mother departed this life
about three years ago. The children
are Dr. Hudson Bishop, Dr. Geo. Bis
hop, and Dr. Elroy V. Bishop of
Cleveland; Homer Bishop of Oshkosh,
Wis. and Mrs. L. B. Lyman of Tal
madge, O. The sons were able to
reach here shortly after their father's
death, but Mrs. Lyman is encamped in
Michigan, several miles from direct
communication and had not been
heard from Thursday afternoon.
The deceased was a Christian man.
He had filled the various relations of
life as son, husband, father,; brother,
friend and 'filled them well. Who can
do more? '
The funeral ias been delayed until
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, east-
em time, in the hope that the daugh
ter, Mrs. Lyman, may be enabled to
reach here in time to attend." The ser
vice will be conducted b? Rev. H.
Samuel Frjtsch of the, Congregational
church, of . which' the deceased was a
member.' K ,
Former York Man
Dies Suddenly
James" H. Van Born, president of
the Van Dorn Iron Works Company,
Cleveland, who , died Saturday night
shortly before 8 o'clock athis home
from ; heart disease, was born
at York, Medina county, December 4,
1841, and spent, most of" his boy
hood on the farm.-' When , eight
teen years old he was apprenticed
to a blacksmith and in 1871 went to
Akron where he began the manufac
ture of iron fences. Two years later
he went to Cleveland 'and formed the
Van Dorn Iron Works Company and
later the ,Van Dorn & Dutton Com
pany, of Which he wasalso president
He leaves a widow, two sons, Thom
as B. and J. P. Van Dorn, and three
daughters, Mrs. Vaer,- Mrs. H. ' A.
Rock and Miss Sarah Van. Dorn, The
funeral services were held at 2 o'clock
Tuesday af ternoon . from the Van
Dorn home.
Within the nex,t few days there will
probably be a general advance in re
tail prices of drugs. One prominent
Medina druggist stated this week that
he was marking; up many lines of
drugs in the store.
. Among the most notable advances
in acids at the present time is that of
oxalic 'acid which has raised from 20
to' 50 cents per pound and citric acid
from 50 cents, to J2 per pound., The
retail advance in c'ttb acid has also
increased the price ; of vitrate of
majrneaia fronl 25':to 3V cents per
bcttle and ether citric, products in
proportion.1 '- ' .
All chemical have", advanced and
the consumer is now paying more for
the filling of. prescriptions. V Photo
graphic supplies v, containing foreign
chemicals will;probably advance in re
tail price at the next move of the 'job
bers. ' '
' Peruvian bark obtained ' from
South America containing many alka
loids, , principally quinine,5 has advan
ced in price and quinine is now retail
ing at '40 cents a quarter ounce. As
pirin tablets have' jumped from 16 to
25 cents a dozen; " ,v ' v " .
Dealew claim that the advances
would have been general a week "ago
but the jobbers were constantly
changing quotations and ft was impos
sible to, set' retail prices according to
the quotations ' on the day1 of sbjp
stent. 'C'.'V) :iyy ,
, Mrs. Caroline Winch, wife of W. H. !
Winch, died at her home on South
Court street on Sunday. Aug. 30, 1
from bronchial trouble.
The deceased was born in Wilming
ton, Essex county, N. Y., Aug. 27,
1845. She was married to W. H.
Winch", July 1863. To this union
a son was born, but who died many
years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Winch came
to West Richfield in 1871, removing
later to Medina, where they have re
sided for the , past twenty or more
years.' . , ' 7; ,
There survives besides the widower,
one sister, Mrs. Polly Shumway of
West RichfielJ and two brothers and
a sister who -; reside in Wilmington,
The funeral . was held from the
home on Tuesday, Sept 2, Rev. Rich
ards of Bellevue, O., officiating. Bur
ial was made in Spring Grove cem
etry. '.. ;,--.;r; ,
Huntiitg Season
Opened Sept. 1
On the first of September the hunt
ing season opened and the indications
are that the; number of people who
will take out hunting licenses will be
fully as large as it was last year.
These permits can be secured from
the clerks of the various townships or
at the office of County Clerk Hatch.
Squirrels are reported to be plentiful
in this section of the state and as for
rabbits there will be a great abund
ance, for on every country road adja
cent to a woods you can see them
scurrying out of the way of the auto
mobiles. If a man hunts on his own
premises he doesn't need a license but
in all other cases he does. Also he
must wear ai badge bearing the num
ber of his Mcense. v
Here areHhe open dates for the
shooting of I the various game: The
open season for wild duck, goose,
brant and other water :iowi, opens
Sept. 1 and closes Dec. 15,' rail, coot
and mudhenand balainue are open
from -SenijrlaovOytlftck breast
ed Mde.bmeiWfmM
Sept 1 to Dec. l$j Carolina do,ve,'from
Sept 1 to Oct20 squirrel fom Sept
15 to Oct 20; woodcock from Oct.
to Nov. 30; fox from Oct .2 to Jan
9; raccoon from Jan. 1 to March 1;
muskrat from Jan. 1 to April 1; musk
rat "from Nov, 15. to Feb. 1; rabbit
from Nov. 15 to Deck 4. ,
Woodcock are protected - until 1918
Quail, Hungarian partridge, ruffled
grouse, Mongolian, Euglish ringneck
pheasants, are protected 'until No
vember, 1915. After that the open
season is Nov. 15 to Dec. 4.
The bag limit of ducks is ,25; 12 a
day . on Carolina doves, ', . woodcock,
geese rail, shcre bird, plover or snipe
and five a day on squirrel.! '
No wild duck or water "fowl may
be killed on Monday, or before sunrise
or after sunset. No game bird or animal-may
be hunted or killed m Sun
day. yild duck or any other game
bird or squirrel may not , be sold,
bought, offered for sale, or exposed
for sale under the law. . .
Held at Liverpool
An old passport," inadvertently
thrown into the bottom' of his trunk
when pmcking for hi3 summer's Euro
pean trip, was all that prevented Prof.
Albert Reimenschneider, head of the
music department of Baldwin-Wal
lace university, Berea, from being de
tained at Liverpool Aug! 15" by Brit
ish, authorities; according to a story
by Reimenschneider when he arrived
home last week. ' V
"Some 85 or 40 of us were held
just as we were about to board the
St' Louis," said Reimenschneider.
"Evidently they thought some( of us
were spies. I did some quick think,
ing, when chancedx upon the thought
I had slipped an old passport of mine
in the bottom of one of my trunks.
With its aid I was permitted V board
the liner. What became of the others
I did not learn,"
It is unlawful to sell, cubeV cigar
ets to minora under IS years, as a
substitute f o tobacco cigarets, accor
ding to a recent ruling by Attorney
General Hogan.
Mrs. W. E. Bowmah'stfentiseveVal
day In "Elvria the" ! nasi .week, ..the
gueit her daughter, liisg 'FlorencVpitals. Health ttmsista ia virtue
The teachers of Medina county
have been enjoying the best institute
that ever came their wav. There are
163 teachers registered.
President W. O. Thompson of O. S.
U. has deservedly won for himself
the reputation of being one of Am
erica's foremost educators, and Dr. F.
P. Graves of the Pennsylvania State
University at Philadelphia is one of
the foremost writers of this genera
tion, on educational topics. Through
their acquaintance with 'Superintend
ent Edmund, these men were induced
to spend a week with Medina teachers
although they do not often consent
to lecture at institutes.
Dr. Graves appropriately opened the
institute by an inspiring tribute to
Pestalozzi; the best that the modern
educational systems contain are but
developments of the principles work
ed out by the Christian citizen and
lover of mankind, Pestalozzi. Get
ting down to the concrete in arith
metric, making geography a study of
forest and field, emphasizing the
moral and religious training these
were the basic principles of the great
Swiss teacher.
Dr. .Thompson in an address on the
principles of teaching urged that the
lessons of the school room be corre
lated with the child's experience out
side of the schoolroom; The school
that does not fit him? but seems a
thing not apart from life, will not be
the vitaling factor it ought to be in
the life of a community.
Mr. J. S. Speelman, who has been
a teacher in Medina county for thir
teen years and who goes as district
superintendent to Wayne county,
gave a talk on the teaching of agri
culture in the public schools. He sug
gested that every rural community
ought to have a salesman to, look
after the best marketing of products.
About seventy-five teachers availed
themselves of the hospitality of Me
dina teachers and went to Chippewa
Lake for a jolly social time. They got
it, too,
Dr. Graves declared that in spite of
the number of articles written about
'i0!riiia6d' ujjon-jFhl'ICflf
interest fo hini - VThe "boy who can
not learA the ' multiplication 'tables,
will commit a long list of batting averages.-
The teacher's business is to
direct the child's interest. Interest is
attention. :
Dr., Graves was followed by Dr.
Thompson, whose topic was the
"Teaching Process." Dr. Thompson
betrayed the secret of his power as an
educator by an anecdote of his own
experience how he went after a boy
in the" university because he believed
in him, although his teacher's had pro
nounced the lad a failure and had
given him up. Later the student had
redeemed himself by winning honors.
It 'is the teacher's privilege to step
into the critical periods of the boy's
or girl's life and help to right inter
ests. 'V ,
While not on the program, County
Superintendent Leahy was called up
on and uttered the following force
ful appeal to the teachers:
In a few days the new school laws
will be put into operation all over
Ohio. . If teachers and parents cheer-
fully' co-operate, much improvement
will soon be manifest in the manage
ment of the schools. The rural
school pre.sents a very important
problem in ' American education.
More than six million children will
be toddling off to rural schools in a'
few days. The rural school has been
in many places sadly neglected. As
the teacher is, so is the school. The
teacher is the chief factor in the up
building of the school. If he is wor
thy and capable he will gain the con
fidence and secure the kindly assist
ance of his patrons. The progressive
teacher will often ask.hiniselfs How
can I fit myself to do better work?
School environment must be made
more beautiful and attractive and
the teaching must be up to date and
practical. ' Teachers must study how
to make the schools more efficient a
greater drawing power. This, of
course, will require, active,- wise, tact
ful work on the part, of the teacher
and a noble desire to assist on the
part of patrons. Let' us all pull togeth
er in this great, gdod work. "That man
is great and he alone who serves a
purpose hot his .own for, neither purse
nor pelf." '.:;' -
If bur children could, be properly
and truly educated-thejhsart educa
ted as well as the head- future, gen
erations would wage no wars .and
there would be little or no use for
fails' or any other penal or reforma-
tory Institutions. andlndeed fewer hos
chiefly and the highest virtue con
sists in the improvement of the mind
and the purifying of the heart.. ,
The training of our youth into
strong intelligent, moral, useful cit
izinship, is the most economic thing
the state can do. Ignorance is waste.
The writer spent one whole summer
in examining the penal institutions of
Ohio under the direction of Governor
Herrick, and found that more than
nine-tenths of the inmates were il
literates a heavy burden to the state
as well as a curse to themselves.
The most expensive commodity of
the present age is ignorance.
Our great thinkers know that all
great reforms and all true progress
must come not from trying to in
fluence the adult population, but from
the moulding of the youthful mind
into wholesome ideas of life. You
can TEACH people more easily than
PREACH people into goodness and
The type of education to be given
to our children now must differ in
many respects from that given in for
mer years. Our education must
touch more closely the practical activ
ities of life. The teacher of agricul
ture, domestic science and manual
training has come to stay. These are
closely interwoven into the lives of
cur people and teachers will do well
to infrm themselves on these subjects.
"Not an untangible veneer of cul
ture, nor a doubtful amount of dis
cipline, but EFFICIENCY in OCCU
PATION is the fundamental aim of
the rural schools." Good order,
sp'endid discipline and willing obedi
ence are always the prominent char
acteristics in all schools managed by
teachers who are fully prepared for
their work..
. Children are glad to respect and
obey and even revere the teacher of
high intellectual and moral endow
ments. We are all more or less hero
worshipers. The world steps aside to
let him pass who knows where he is
going. The pupus take our , measure
they take it accurately. , When
the -teacher finds trouble, . let him 1
the .'causeC Some weakness in ' him-.
self has caused it. t
, By eliminating what was useless in
the old regime, we will have suffic
ent time for teaching the useful in
the new.
"The teaching of arithmetic must
omit the tangled, logical problems
dealing with impractical conditions
and emphasize the arithmetic of the
farm, the shop and the home. Let
the arithmetic taught be correlated
directly, with the lessons in agricul
ture, manual training, domestic
science, the measurements employed
on the farm, the accounts of the
household, and it will prove both prac
tical and interesting in a degree
hitherto unknown." Simple problems
in analysis afford splendid mental
gymnastics which strengthen the
faculties for the common problems of
practical life and alo form a strong
foundation for future work in higher
mathematics in the high school and
Analysis is the key which unlocks
the iron-bound receptacles of science.
Let us have more mental arithmetic,
more analysig and waste no more
time on long, complicated, impractical
and time-killing problems.
The teaching of reading has been
neglected. Only a few teachers do
this work well.
"Instead of the dreary set of school
readers, read over and over again, we
must open to the child the great
store-house of inspiring books, and
train his interests so that he will
care to read them. The library must
have historical novels and well-writ
ten histories. It" must have simple
books on science introducing the child
to the rich fields of modern, scientific
discoveries and inventions, and espec
ially such as relate most closely to
farm life." ,
All communications between teach
er and pupils and all . recitations
should be excellent language exer
cises." The teacher should know the
correct forms of speech and insist on
their use. Constant repetition of cor- ,
rect forms is the only sure way to ac- -quire
ease and fluency in language.
By the .time the pupils enter the
high , schools they ought to "have at
least a fair knowledge of technical
grammar. They Ought to be able to
analyze; simple, complex and com
pound sentences. This . will make ; '
their future studies in literature and i
languages much easier and ple&s&nter. i
As i teachers, we must acquaint our-, v
elves thoroughly with the subject of
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