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Title: Burning of the Mortgage
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The services last Sunday at the Methodist church were out of the ordinary, but it was the occasion for being out of the ordinary, as it was the time fixed for lifting the indebtedness on the church which had been carried the day of the dedication, February 16, 1896. The attendance was large and interested. The Pastor, Rev. E.C. Wareing, was in fine spirits and everything was passed off without a jog. After teh ususal service the notes and the mortgages were burned. Upon the right of Mr. Wareing stood Mr. J. C. Stevens, the church treasurer, holding in his hands a sliver tray. Upon the left stood Mrs. E. A. Biggs, Vice President of the Aid Society, who held in her hands a candlabra with a pink wax candle burning. There were two notes, one for $2000 and the other for $1200. The oldest note was the first one and when it had been reduced to $1200 a new note was given secured by mortgage the same as the first note. During the burning the long and short meter doxologies were sung by the church and congregation, alternating. At the close of the burning the doors of the church were opened and an opportunity given for persons to unite with the church. Mrs. Harry Crone, Mrs. John Cosad. Mrs. Israel Hutton and Mrs. Ida Goodwine united by letter, and Mr. D.R. Thornton on probation.

At the Sunday school at 2:30 p.m. there were 212 present. The evening service was as usual, the pastor preaching. There was also a good attendance at night.

Date: 4/4/1907
Origin: The Warren Republican
Record ID: 00002560
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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