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Attica Ledger Press (Newspaper) - April 23, 1915, Attica, Indiana Ibid state lib in juror j a the Attica Ledger press Ross Brothers publisher Attica Indiana. Friday. April 23, 1915. Esta bushed 1851�?l.-p. Vol. 3, no. 30 local option contest reaches Climax in big open air rally sunday afternoon important suit is being tried greatest anti Saloon fight in the history of the City now drawing to a close. Sentiment against saloons presages Victory for Drys meeting sunday will be address by mayor of Marion and col. Geo. B. Lockwood. Vice he will preach on Quot citizenship and its sunday afternoon the Campaign will reach its Climax in the rally in Ravine Park and this promises to be a very interesting affair if the weather Man is kind. Hundreds of Farmers Are coming i in to show their interest in the fight i which Attica is putting up to rid her i self of the nine millstones about her neck and to show Attica business Menwill be held in Ravine Park and huge crowd is expected sort Deprair Pink be and Covington Are All watching eagerly and from each of these places comes Assurance of automobile loads of interested men. The prominence of the two speakers is also proving an attraction and taken altogether the rally will be a very notable gathering. The exercises at the Park Pavilion will begin at 2 00 o clock. The National car Coupler band will be on hand and will give a concert preceding the speaking. Mayor of dry Marion who Speaks Here sunday afternoon John f. Cunneen Irish orator of Chicago will speak in the City Hall tonight and on Perry Street saturday night. The local orilion Campaign which a been in Progre a in this City for the past five weeks will reach its Climax sunday afternoon in a big open air rally in the i Pavilion at Lii Vine Park which will be Audrest by Cgeorge b. Lockwood of i Jorcie and Hon. J. Batchelor mayor of Iarion. Co. Lockwood is editor of the National lie Public in and of Tiv. Muncie press was Secretary to Charles w. Fairbanks when he was vice ii resident. He is prominent in the councils of the Republican a party and is a j probable candidate for governor in la i i he is a bitter foe v the liquor interests and his speech will be Worth Many Miles to hear. A Niyor a a thelor is also a Republican reaping the whirl ind there has been More drunkenness and disorder in Covington in the last week than there was in the last two years. The City marshal has h in Busy a and night anti could not handle the crowd and had to swear in iwo extra f policemen last saturday. The jail Hasl been full of Oil endear and the City has been overrun with drunks who were not arrested. J this looks like a dark picture but it i is not overdrawn. Many men who have been sober for a Long time could i be seen staggering Home drunk. We altho he was the first elected to Oitice i several Good workmen who on the progressive ticket. He is an an had not been seen drunk for Over a a ounce candidate for the nomination As year who have Leen spree ing for near Conger Nian from the eleventh District a and incapacitated for work and he too is an important Factor in the saturday night was esp scially Lively politics of his Section of the state. He woman went into a Saloon and col will Tell something of the experience or Dru Ken husband and after Marion has had As a dry City and his and culling him. Led him Home. Aby stand dress should prove very interesting and helpful. The Campaign thus far has been the greatest educational movement of the kind which the City Ever saw and not until the last vote is polled and the voting places closed will the vigor and watchfulness that have characterized or who interfered received several Good slaps in the Mouth from the irate wife. Another woman was seen taking her husband Home with the assistance of a Friend. They had to drag him he could not stand up and his legs dangled around like two meal bags. This same Man got Down town again the Campaign be abated. Never in the i during the night and was hauled Home history of the City has there been As May on sunday morning much Temperance literature distributed a Quot a instances might be Given or As Many Strong anti Saloon speech Sis is enough. It is with shame made As there have in this Campaign. I regret that we Call attention to the remaining few Days of the Cam i condition but is no use to try to pain will witness some very interest a the facts. Covington Friend. Ing meetings and some powerful addresses will be made. Tonight in the City Hall John f. Cunneen one of the most string Temperance speakers in the country will deliver an address and it promises to be one of the Best yet made. Cunneen is an irishman with All the native wit and gift of gab which the blood of the Emerald Isle is supposed to furnish. He used to be a machinist a and still holds his membership in the machinists Union a but a few years ago develop into a Public speaker and proved such a Success that he has made speeches All Over the country and now there Are few men who can equal him in his particular Field. Newspapers where he has been refer to him As Quot a whirlwind of wit logic and oratory Quot Quot a live wire Quot Quot a human Dynamo Quot and Doc Toye killed in Indianapolis. Or. J. W. Toye a dentist who practice in Attica for some time prior to 1908, was instantly killed in an automobile Accident in Indianapolis saturday night. While driving a fifty horsepower racing car Down East Washington Street at a High rate of Speed he lock wheels with another machine going in the opposite direction. The lat Ler machine was driven by a woman mrp. C. A. Mccardle but the fault appears to have been wholly Toye s. The Toye racer turned Over and the Young dentist s head was crush under the steering wheel. A Man named Burton who had known Toye Only an hour was in the car with him but was Only slightly Hurt. Four other people were in the Quot a perfect Catling gun of argument car driven by the woman but she was for the abolition of the liquor the Only one injured and her injuries his speeches Are said to approach Billy sunday s famous sermons on Quot booze Quot and nothing is More certain than that those who hear him tonight at the City Hall will be on the Street saturday night to hear his address there or the hearer agrees with his ideas or not Cunneen has the Happy Irish faculty of making every one like him and laugh at his droll Way of a utting things. If the weather he favourable saturday night he will speak of i Erry Street and there will be a very larg audience t j hear him. Sunday Ihu of that City will All devote some attention to the coming election in their a err Nons. , of the Christian Church has chosen a Peculiar of the subject fur his evening Sermon and will discuss Quot Attica s sore spot Quot it will Deal not Only with the Saloon Issue but some other things that Are of intense interest at this time. At the morning ser were not serious. The Mccardle car did not upset but was turned round two and a half times by the Force of the collision. Or. Toye left Attica in l to it and soon j Wyeth i afterwards located in Muncie where he i had been practising since. Not Long after he left Attica he was married to miss Hattie Haynes of Williamsport a sister of mrs. Darwin i rown of this City. Arrested on charge of forgery. Monday Lloyd Mcferren arrested Ain Ericus Eller better known As Quot a Jimick Quot am Fig his friends who resides a a a Miles Northeast of i Ine Village on warrant sworn jut by than pea son j charging him with forgery of a note of 10.0. Eller was taken to Williams j port and arraigned before Justice Anderson where he waived examination and gave Bond for his appearance in the circuit court april 2g, mayor j. O. facing a crisis before another Issue of the Ledger press is printed the citizens of Attica will have spoken and As we confidently believe will have banish the curse of the open Saloon from this City forever. The Saloon is fighting for its life. Already it has been driven from Nineteen states and thru out Many of the others great sections have freed themselves from it by local option. Here in Indiana the state is far More than half dry. In this congressional District for instance there Are eight Tine Large counties and seven of them have not a Saloon within their Borders. The Only county that still tolerates them is Fountain and it has Only three wet spots at present Veedersburg Attica and Covington and Veedersburg will be free of saloons after May 5th. It used to be that Attica was a Leader among the towns of this part of the state. Her Enterprise and the cooperation among her business men were the Marvel of her neighbors. But for the past four years she has stood still. Worse than that she has gone backward. Attica today has not the population nor the Public spirit that she had four years ago. Whose is the fault six years ago Attica went dry about the same time that Lebanon Frankfort Delphi Kokomo Noblesville Tipton and Crawfordsville did. All these except Delphi Are larger towns than Attica and they Are the cities of our own congressional District. After two years without saloons Attica slip Back into the wet column and since that time has had eight or nine saloons. What has been the result All the other cities mentioned above have continued to forge ahead. Lebanon has increase her population a thousand souls Frankfort More than 2,000, a gain of nearly Twenty five percent. The other cities have grown and business there has suffered less than with us during the crop shortage and business depression that have ensued. Private and Public improvements have been put thru yet in several instances taxes have been reduced. On the other hand Attica has done practically nothing during the past four years. Instead of gaining population she has lost. Instead of tearing Down old out of Date business buildings and erecting new and modern ones like the other cities Are doing we still use the old ones some of them More than half a Century old. This condition necessarily begets Slove Liness and Lack of Enterprise and acts As a Damper upon those who attempt to do anything in a Public Way. These Are sad things to admit even among ourselves but bless you Don t imagine we Are telling our neighbors anything they Don t know they be been sizing up the situation too and they have Long seen that the saloons Hung about the neck of Attica like a Millstone and have been her greatest Handicap in the race for prestige. We Here at Home have been the last to see it. Thru the saloons the breweries have been milking Attica of a 0,000 to $90, 00 a year and have Given us nothing in return that would help to build up the City. No Community can be drained of its wealth like this without affecting its material Prosperity. Instead of aiding the town their product has created inefficiency among our workmen it has sent husbands Home to beat their wives it has taken the food from the Mouths of Little children it Haa kept from the Home the support which the father had arned for it it has burst the Bonds of Matrimony it has robbed the grocer the meat Man the Clothier and the Shoeman of Trade that was justly theirs. Worse than this it has robbed our Young men of their manhood it has Debauch the virtue of our girls and has broken the heart of motherhood. It is the worst enemy the Homes of Attica Ever knew. Even the blood of Murd ii is on its hands since the saloons were returned to Attica eight men have been killed Ashe do Lect work of the Saloon. Two of these have occurred within the past month and the facts Are known to All. Is it any wonder that the people of Attica Are aroused Over this matter As they have never been before Attica has arrived at a crisis in her development a both material and moral. With All the earnestness and seriousness of which we Are capable the Ledger press appeals to every citizen who loves Attica every business Man who dreams of a greater City and every father who loves his son to join with us next tuesday in forever banishing from among us this greatest curse Attica has Ever known. National band concert program Perry Street. Saturday 3 30 . March Quot Lake front Park Quot overture Quot Defiance Quot. Waltzes Quot the Silver lining Quot. March Quot noisy Bill Quot. Selection Quot chocolate Soldier Quot Waltz hesitation Quot Cecile Quot selection Quot ii Trovatore Quot Waltz hesitation Quot Isle d amour Quot March a Quot it s a Long Way to tipperary overture Quot Faust finale Quot colossus of Columbia Quot March Vandercook Rockwell Barnhouse Losey Straus. Mckee Verdi Edwards Williams Gounod Alexandra Echo of Columbia casualty failure now before circuit court. Array of Legal Talent greatest Ever seen in Covington Tho the Case is a simple suit to collect note sold to Newtown Bank it involves integrity of the company band in opening Street concert Lohar the initials Quot a. C. the Cipis the very latest mod a. Designed after the prussian military Caps with leather visor slightly a caring Crown and i Tilting backward a Little. The word. in Goi i letters on a Back ground of red across a Gole Lyre appears Newtown Bank National boys will play saturday for first time this year will appear in elegant new uniforms received this week i he now i owing men and is the la it band i i scr had. The National car Coupler band i l make its first appearance this Spring saturday afternoon in a Street concert that if the weather is Ood Prond ses to developed into a very interesting Anil attractive event. The band has just received Aline outfit of new uniforms and i there is no question that the organization is not now in better condition in every Way than it has Ever been. In fact Attica has never in the history of the City had a band that was its Eiju Al. The new uniforms arrived tuesday and Are handsome and dignified being free from the Guadines that used to characterize band uniforms. The suits Are i of Black Broadcloth of smart military Cut and fit to perfection. They Are trimmed very conservatively with Black on the front. The uniforms we re made in Detroit Cost almost it Quot of. The sex pen being met by j. W. Harrison of i the National car Coupler i o. J the rear new i i men and boys in in Uba Quot. And Umler the direct m and instruction of Lery Vav Unterford hav Tki a. Riia Kinu Teidy Lii Winter a i s Rint. 1 or v have no a reach a of part Ricie y makes a Arri Quot Nve by pm 1 of the or Carenzi l a Etc tort saturday after a ski his Dicono a i order that to i of y an i her visitors Nily Jesu to what h Ejai t and trained i and the City now has. No arrange fur Street concerts have been made As yet s, but we have no doubt that after the band makes its appearance saturday and the business men see what an attraction the band now is that arrangements will be made speedily to Pri Ivide concerts thru out the summer. The program saturday afternoon will begin soon after carry Haines indicted by the Marion county grand jury As one of the wreckers of the Columbia casualty Coni Pany. Of Lafayette Anil Indian Ijiro is was one of the witnesses in the Case which is being tried in the Fountain county circuit court at co intr ton. The suit grows u of the failure of u a and is Brut rat rut Cunt Par v an a i. Al i. T i i cover a Ger the i Asua Ity it by the c Ilonia c. Keller of cd Tain a uni a i Fri y a the thru the n. Its a a 1\rtvips the Quot Lortt Arr a a f i Lathi Tain a duty w us i i the be . A. u i t vre it my Fth a of Mcc Ibe. F Cra of , the company. n�.-. Ker is or. Allingham. I in i of. Of Ivi Norton. And l Roe of h . Are representing. In Richards of the Newtown Bank. And Adams Follansbee Hawley a a Shorrey and a pm of chicag i and c. W. L ice. Of Covington. Are representing the colonial Trust company and or. Keller. The trial is still in Progress but it is o clock and the p program in full is Given expected that it will be concluded this elsewhere in this paper. Week. The work of remodelling the Zeigler room for the new orpheus motion picture theater which is to be opened there about May 1st with Chase Mcdermond As manager has been going Forward rapidly this week and is now Well along toward completion. The front and lobby will present a very handsome appearance. A feature that. A a i u is of intern is a new style screen that braid. Across the left Arm is the word As a Reile cling surface that adds to the a famous surgeons who stated that returned without operation. T. Acid Zeigler his Brothers. Charles and will and or. Ceorge f. Butler arrived wednesday evening from Rochester. Minn., where they went last week to consult the drs. Mayo concerning or. Zeigler s ailment. The Quot National Quot in Gold letters and on the brilliancy and Beauty of the pictures. Chicago irishman who fights booze with wit and oratory a John f Cunneen. Operations of the character which he would have to undergo were accompanied by grave danger and As Many As three fourths of them were not successful. In View of this or. Zeigler concluded that he would prefer to take chances at overcoming the ailment by less hazardous treatment and the party returned without the operation. Or. Zeigler stood the trip very Well and was pleased at the treatment and consideration that was accorded him by or. be tried at Williamsport. The suit to recover $7,50u damages from Fred Robinson which was filed recently by Jamea Davis has been sent to Warren county for trial the plaint it having filed a plea for a change of venue. This is the suit in which or. Davis is seeking to secure damages for injuries which were sustained by his 12-year-old son last july when the boy was badly burned by fireworks which he and a playmate had secured at the Robinson drug store. Of the damages ask ,-?5.000 is for the boy himself and $2,r>0o for the father to reimburse him for Money expended loss of time Etc. Burglars in West Lebanon. Burglars were Busy in West Lebanon tuesday night and the bloodhounds belonging to Ceorge Woodworth at Danville were sent for and trailed the men North to the crossing of the state Road with the Attica Road and thence West to the Railroad where the Trail was lost near where a freight train had Stop. It is believed the men boarded a train = and went towards Danville. The residence of .1. Johnson was j broken into and about .?.&Quot in Money was j secured. The residence of Lames Fleming was also entered but or. Fleming was awakened by the burglars and they were scared away. At the hotel a pocket Book was taken but it was not known How much Money it who is Eaks in tilt City Hall Tonkih and in i it Kerry Street saturday night contained

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