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Attica Ledger Press (Newspaper) - January 1, 1915, Attica, Indiana Inc wish every member of the Ledger press family a Happy and prosperous new year dds t Foi it to read pages you i be sure to regret Tiffou do Indiana state Libra the Attica Ledger press Ross Brothers publisher Attica Indiana. Friday. January 1, 1915. Established 1851�?l.-p. Vol. 3, no. 14 democrats hand reins to 6.0. P. Today Marks great change in personnel of county officers. Old officers reluctantly yield to men elected nov. 8 new officers Lake hold like they mean business and select Able Alen to act As 1 heir deputies. Trust to Lawrence o. Marshall of Veedersburg son of the late Hon. Andrew -f9ball. Or. Philpott will take up the practice of Law in Covington in fact has already Befun it. Or. Sullivan performed his last official service As Coroner tuesday when he held an inquest Over the body of James Slusser in Mellott. Or. A. C. Holley of Attica is to be his successor. His deputies Are not yet announced. Judge Schoonover still reigns supreme in the court room and in the superintendent of schools office m. F. Liven Good holds until May when the Board of education Al cute. This Board is about half and half politically so it is not to forecast the result. Or. Livengood has been a very efficient superintendent and was elected by a Republican vote on the occasion of his last election. Will open Branch store. Early in the new year James a. Cof fing of this City w in establish a Branch furniture and Muic store in Newtown. % new blk after a reign that has been absolute for the past four years and Well nigh Complete for the past eight Start tie Deiuro crafts re lira a from the Fountain f he arrangements Are All completed and county courthouse yesterday and sur by tas soon As the finishing touch b rendered the ruins of office to the re have been put on the new Brick Block Puoh cans. Of tie i z n elective of a that is completion there he will filers i the courthouse but four a trea i pot in a s Ock and open up for business user two Zonimir sinners judge the new store win b. Located in the remain in the of the demur cols and fur one us a re publican buc Desbor has already been chosen. Lee Philpott retains his place us treasurer and w. A. Wright and Stephen Myers As commissioners. arc elected for three year terms but take office one at a time so As to have experienced men on the Board All the time. Or. Myers has two years yet to serve and or. Wright one year. The latter will be succeeded by t. E. Martin of Newtown who was elected in november but will not take the office until Jan 1, 1916. Democratic Groom was As thick As a London fog All about the courthouse yesterday a the retiring officers were closing up their business preparatory to turning Over the books All had their work Well in hand except auditor Gray who had been delayed by the commissioners being in session but who was determined to get thru if he had a to work late last night. The genial Captain retires with the satisfaction of knowing that he has been one of the Best auditors the county Ever had a fact admitted even by his opponents. He has served eight years. His plans for the future Are undecided further than he expects to move Back to Veedersburg. His Deputy. Nap. Cardiff will remain with or. Newlin the in coming auditor for a few months to assist him in acquiring the details of the office but after that he does know what he will do or whether he will be a candidate again in four years or not or. Newlin s son Russell will be Deputy auditor and will unquestionably make a competent one. In the recorder s office Finis a Drake will succeed Oscar Phebus and South to m of Thene Block which will make an excellent place for it. It will be under the management of Fred Brown of Newtown but or. Coining will be in close touch with it and give much of his personal attention to the business. Or. Coffing has always had a Good Trade from Newtown and Vicinity and this fact together the recent acquisition of his motor funeral car will enable him to serve the needs of that part of the county very effectively in the undertaking business in connection with the Branch store. Or. Brown was for four years manager of the Branch store operated at Newtown by the Hillsboro furniture co. And has had considerable experience As an undertaker altho he is not yet licensed. He is a Hustler has a wide acquaintance about Newtown and with or. Coffing behind him the venture ought to be successful from the Start. Death claims Mellott physician. After a decline extending Over the last two years death came to or. John Parker saturday morning at his Home in Mellott. The funeral was held at 10 o clock in the South Christian Church Rev. H. L. Bailey preaching the memorial Sermon. The body was taken to Waynetown for burial and Laid to rest in the masonic cemetery there. Or. Parker was g7 years of age and had been a practising physician in Mellott for Many years retiring Only As failing health Handicap him for the work. He was widely known thru out Southern Richland and was universally respected. He is survived by his widow a son and a daughter Alfred ,. Of Anderson and mrs. Oilie Hanna. Will have As his Deputy Dale Gardner i a Young Man of Covington or. I he i bus has Servid one term of four years and confidently expected to be re Richmond and two Sisters mrs. Hattie e. Warrick of de but thru the fortunes of politics he lost Only by a few votes. He is an applicant for the position of Deputy Oil in my elector for this District now held by will Finfrock of Attica but As the newly appointed inspector does not As sume his office until March there will be no appointment made until that time. In the sheriff s office s. S. Quot Van Quot Martin will give place to Harry Wertz of Veedersburg and Jacob Yerkes will succeed John Glover As Deputy. Ambrose Banta will be turnkey at the jail. Or. Martin will turn his attention to Road contracting As a partner with Wil Mer Foster. During his term of office he has been a silent partner with or. Foster but hereafter will be actively connected with the work. In the clerk s office Roy Sanders turned Over the reins to r. H. Mckinney of Newtown who will have for his Deputy Louis Allen who has been about the clerk s office Many years and knows the whole detail of the routine. Or. Sanders has not yet outlined his course. He had intended a Law office but the practice in Uvira ton in already somewhat overcrowded and he is cont Ider fing an offer to Goon the Road for a publishing h be. Shirley and mrs. Sarah m. Hankins of Cates. _ bad for a Tate Quot Wilkinson of Hillsboro who has been in trouble sundry and divers times is again the guest of sheriff Martin and it looks like he is bound for a free ride to Michigan City where he will do time for the state. The last i time or. Wilkinson was before the court he was found guilty of assault and Battery with intent to kill and he was Given his Liberty on his Promise to abstain from drink and to leave the county. This was last summer and so far As is known he made Good until Christmas eve when he returned from Indianapolis to his old Home at Hills Boro. He was tight and according to the neighbors he raised a rumpus with his wife and family and threatened to carve two or three people into shoe strings when they interfered in his a Domestic affairs. Constable of be Laird i brought the bucolic Quot Tate Quot to the county seat the following morn intr but i he will not a i Given an Opportunity to Tell his troubles to the judge until court i convenes . Jas. Slusser Dies alone with s5000 Mellott Man found dead with Fortune under Pillow. In the s office Lee Philpott i ,. To or of to his Benton county Farmer killed. Remains Ontie Joo tru uie to Nis i personal r As Nuch to j Ira Yenna a Linton county Farmer m ability. He Iii try in get along without Whf be Home is Rine Miles no rth Weet a Deputy this it ear by Ernpao in a extra of Otterbein Vas fatally injured Mon help during the Busy tidies. Day while cutting firewood. He chop Chas. H. Doctor Ryan retires from the a tree and As it fell a Large office of As Escor to take up the limb was broken it a Neighb bring tree management of the jut organized to take Over the Lime Plant on Shawnee Creek. C. D. Smith of Covington is the new assessor. Colonel Sentman of Veedersburg is to succeed j. G. Bruce Short of Hills Boro 88 Surveyor and county Engineer and is preparing to move to Covington. Prom Tutor Philpott surrenders his this fell upon his head and rendered him unconscious. He was alone and Lay in the Snow for some time before he revived. He was unable to judge the extent of his injuries and made his Way to his Home a half mile Distant where he soon lapsed into unconsciousness and died a Short time after the physician reach him., Council stands by the Library. The question of whether or not the i Carnegie Library should be made to pay j for the electric Light service which has been heretofore furnish it for nothing occupied the attention of the City Council for a time night. In an Effort to show the exact standing of the municipal Light Plant and give it full credit for All that it is earning a charge has been made this year against the school House the City building and the Library t c t All of which have heretofore been give inquest shows that death in their electric lights free. The came from natural causes i schools have paid and the bin for the j City for the past years All Day night. When it amnio the Library mayor Reed in his Cap icily a a Mem Ber f the Library Board Poi Ted out that the Board a l but Gio a for its expenses from Row until next j june and that if papyri ice of the Bil j in isted upon in would be to close the Library of Everi a. This i the Board was loth to a in As i in a coming to be utilized More i More and the night service aiding j this greatly. After s ii tile disc Sion it was decided by the c Uncil to remit the claim for this year a 1 fur. Nih the current free thru it 1915 Bur i i that after the fit time full Chaije Yuuki. Be made. It was pointed out the it this would give the Library Board an Opportunity to increase its Levy next Yei it a d thus be in a position to pay for the to ervice j i the Beard has the Power to Levy a ii Barry tax of ten cents on the Hundred dollars but for this year it is six the township has a Levy of 3 cents and this will be increase to five next year county Council to Cut out ferry new guardians of the Treasury find it too costly. Meet next week to make appropriation for a Bridge w As Well known retired Farmer of Richland township who lived alone the 75 years of go. Estimated Cost of the Structure is s4. I,000.00. Including new piers and a new super Striction. Henry , an aged resident of Mellott was feud d de a in his by d about u o clock tuesday morning. The discovery was made try his brother John slu.=, the of practise it was to go to the Quot old m in s Home every morning with the m lil he a unable to a Vin to the a Vise when he Calls d a it id fearing that Semethia a might have h opened he and a Neil her t entered thru a widow and f und his Trother cold in death. A Phy amp Ici Ltd was called and Riim examination showed that the Man had been dead about ten hours. Or. A. M. Sullivan cd Roner was called irom this i y and after an investigation of the circumstances decided that death had resulted from natural causes apparently a valvular altho it will not be available until 1916 trouble of the heart he was found in bed lying in a restful position and death evidently came while he was asleep. In his clothing was found about $2,000 in checks currency and Gold and in a Wallet notes for $3,000 additional. This was taken in charge by his son. Or. Slusser was 7.5 years of age and had resided alone since the death of his wife about a year ago he was a f. M. Bever appeared before the Council and permission to erect an implement shed on tha vacant lot West of the Democrat office on main Street. He expected to erect it of Timber Frame Root and sided with Sheet Iron. On reference to the ordinance creating the fire limits it was found that the Council bad no Power to Issue a permit for a building of that character without re prominent Farmer in Richland township a pealing the ordinance and this there was no disposition to do it is possible that it May be so amended As to permit a building of this character to be erect until about five years ago when he retired from the farm and moved to Mellott. The deceased is survived by one daughter mrs. Edo Penter of near Newtown and one son Clarence of near Mellott. Two brother and two Sisters also survive John and William of Mellott and mrs. Sarah Bowers of grand Junction colo., and mrs. Press Howard of Mellott. Funeral services were held thursday morning at 11 o clock at the North Christian Church in Mellott. County attorney a. T. Livengood Teeter a by informed the pm Mission to that the coun y. Of ii w Giuld refuse to make an apr a j and i n at its met eting nex t week to or he Rita i i the free Tirry at Covi ton. O the i Bridge burned there the i mini i it is j hive Maint lived a free ferry f a he a oni mod a Ion of the people Ohio an r i Warren county v. To were frequent a ers of the Bridge. Charles Lowe i has the contract at $25 a Day for i Twenty f or hour service and the i service he has Render d has Bien very satisfactory. He has been authorized by the com missioners to operate the ferry until the Council meets next week when the matter will be Laid before that body and an appropriation for. It developed in Covington this week that the Council was opposed to the appropriation and would refuse to make it. The county attorney thinks he has a Way out of the difficulty however and has written to the state Board of accounts to see if the commissioners have a Legal right to pay for the operation of the ferry out of the Bridge repair fund. If this be done it will probably run that fund Short but it is the attorney s Contention that the Council would of necessity have to make an de there provided the Frame is of steel j.-. I a r r ,.,additional appropriation for this fund but this was n t a Quot a. I it 3t became necessary. It will probably farm House burned Christmas. Wallace Kert a Bachelor who has Ben living alone on his place a mile and a half South of Rainsville went Home after celebrating Christmas in i the saloons at Williamsport. About h. L. Bailey being in charge of the service. Interment will be made in the old Brick cemetery West of Newtown. Will be Deputy recorder. Dale Gardner a clerk at the j. Loeb stores in Covin Tori has been i am d 4 00 o Clook Christmas morning he was awakened by a dense smoke and found the House on fire. He escaped thru a window but the building was burning so badly he could do nothing to save it. He managed to secure a part of his clothes thru the window and then ran half Clad thru the Snow to the Home of by Finis Drake recorder elect As his j neighbor William Hurst the House Deputy or. Drake takes charge of which was a five room build Imp was the office january 1. The appoint ment destroyed with All its contents of or. Gardner to the a thu ship is Kerst was unnerved by his sex somewhat of a Surprise. He is an excellent Young Man , and is said to be Well qualify a for the puce. Sale dates. Jasper Dove saturday Jar. 2d. Andy s. Dodson , Jan. A the. Chas. Rhode thursday Jan 2\St. Melvin Houts Friday Foi it. 12th Prience and or. Kelsey was called attend him. To necessary it will probably be a year before the new Bridge will be Complete d and ready for service so it is readily seen that this would be no Small item. The plans and specifications for the new Bridge As drawn by the outgoing encimer j g. B. Short Are on file in the auditor s office and have been investigated by several different Bridge companies. Two different plans Are on file. One Calls for three steel spans of ls5 feet each with two new piers and one new abut Ltd. Each Span is to be a nine panel riveted truss style and have creosote Wood Block floor. This contemplates tearing out the remaining Span of the Oid Wood Structure and utilizing Only the West abutment. The other plan is for two new steel spans to take the place of the two wooden spans that burned. It is claimed that i the Price Between the two plans will col. L. G. Riggin Clos d his accounts not be great enough to warrant the and books Early yesterday morning pre using of the old Paratory to turning than Over to his successor Lawrence Miller who became trustee of Logan township at Midnight last night. Wooden Structure that still stands and in All probability this will not be seriously considered. The Engineer s estimate for the entire new Bride with the piers and abutment is $45,000 but he firmly believes the bids will be far below the estimate on account of the Low Price of tee and Cement and the Scarcity of work among the Bridge factories. The j contract will be awarded next thursday and it is expected that Competition among the bidders will be keen. Lime company is reorganized new corporation formed to Over Limestone Plani. Take Mccabe Wilsch nuptials. A Christmas wedding of Ingual interest was that of miss Louise Wilstach of Lafayette and Charles Edwin Mccabe son of or. And mrs. De in f Mccabe of Williamsport which took place saturday morning at 11 o Click at the Home of the Bride s parents or. And mrs. J. Walter Wilstach in Lafayette the ceremony was performed by new managers will Viso i undertake former assessor Dochterman will be general manager Rev. John r. Dinnen Rector of St. Mary s Catholic Church and witnessed by about one Hundred and fifty relatives and friends of the two families. The front parlor was used As the ceremony room and was beautifully decorated with Pink roses Emit a and Palms. In the living room an a Lund a be of White carnations and Narcissus were used in bouquets and baskets the Eil it being spec idly pretty. Lief re the ceremony a delightful program of wedding Muic was played the manufacture of Silica Sand for l be in folding steel Christian Busy workers Bible class a new c up nation whose org Ibiza Tion was c met Ted and articles of in Corpora Triin tiled with the Secretary of Sta e Mordsky. been organized to to Ike Over the Plant and business of the Limestone crushing i int on the Whicker place on Shawnee Creek. O Wing to his the Mendelssohn wedding March a amp Ira i Quot. The for was u a for the Entrance of the bridal i operate it is of the Quarry have been Coli it e. There it re no attendants. I the Road contracting Busi the Bride wore h handsome gown of White Satin trimmed with pearls and lilies of the a it Illey. She carried a bouquet of roses and lilies following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served. The dining room was artistically adorned with Pink roses Smilax and ferns. Or. And mrs. Mccabe left in the afternoon on their wedding journey their destination be ing unknown. Upon their return they will reside at Williamsport and will boat Home to their friends after Jan. La. Ness at the same time they have not had sufficient capital to developed the business. In View of this a reorganization of the company was decided upon and has been in Progress some time. The new corporation is to be known As the Attica Limestone and Silica co., and its chief stockholders Are. Wesley Whicker of Attica and Chas. T. Doch Terman and a. T. Livengood of Covington. Elbert e. Mckee and Chaa. I. Irwin Are also stockholders. Or. Dochterman retired yesterday from the for travelling the Bride wore a stylish i county assessor which he has Blue velvet suit trimmed with Brown creditably and he will take Martin Lur with hat to correspond. A urge of the by Nessas general Mana the Bride is a member of one of Lafayette s oldest and most prominent families. She attended the St. Ignatius Academy and later went to the sacred heart Academy at Lake Forest 111, she is a cultured and refined Young woman and a sunny accomplice he it its or. Mccabe is a grandson of the late judge James Mccabe who was for a number of years judge of the Indiana supreme court. He is a graduate of Wabash College and is associated with his father in the practise of Law in Williamsport. Among the guests were attorney and mrs. Edwin f. Mccabe Harold and Ruth Mccabe Ross and Elwin Mccabe of Williamsport mrs. Serena Mccabe and or. Ard mrs a m. Gwinn of Indianapolis or. And mrs Charles m Mccabe miss Louise Mccabe and or. And mrs. John v. Wilson Harold Ris Tein or. And mrs. Homer Kron of Crawfordsville mrs Philena Clymer of Goodland mrs. B. S. Orr miss Eleanor Orr mrs Charles w. Zeigler miss Martha Zei Jer. And Rex Judy of Attica or. And mrs. R. A Kramer of Kramer Paul Wilstach of Alexandria a. Or. And mrs. A. G Green of Lincoln neb., and or. And mrs. Carl Beutgen Bach of Gary. Broke rib with an a. As the result of a squabble Over wages Clint Royal a Well known Farmer in the Community lying West of Mellott and his farm hand Jesse Vanhook of Troy township had a Little set to line Day last week and would probably have done serious injury to each other had not Charles Diehl separated them and called a truce. In the Melee Vanhook struck Royal in the Side with an a breaking a rib. Upon failing to secure a satisfactory settlement for the Corn husking which he had done Vanhook sued his employ Jer in a Justice court at Mellott. After j the suit had been filed Royal hunted up j Vanhook and offered to Settle it is said but this the latter refused to do telling Royal that he would have to Settle with the Justice. A quarrel ensued and finally the two came to blows. Ger giving his attention particularly to the sales end of the work. As a Farmer of the modern Type. Knowing by practical experience the problems of the average Corn Belt Farmer and combining with Thi knowledge an excellent clerical and Nora tinn. He appears to be j 3?t the m in for the place. He will spend much at the Plant until he gets it reorganized and the business on a stable a Isis. Ready for a big run next season. The remarkably High Grade i the Limestone from the Whicker Quarry is such that the product is recognized among the scientists at Purdue and other neighbouring institutions As the Best of its kind and the fact that the Plant has not been More of a financial Success is due to the inexperience of the former operators in marketing a product of this character. It will be the object of the new management to Cater first to the local Farmers those who live within Miles of the Plant. Another feature of the new organization As noted in the name chosen for the Corpora a on will be the developed ment of the Silica Sand business from the Large deposits of Fine Sandstone located near the Lime deposits. It is the intention to undertake a series of experiments with this product in order to determine the Cost of production and establish its Quality preparatory to undertaking its manufacture later on. Newlin amp son sell out. M. O. Gant of Stone Bluff bought the Newlin grocery wednesday and will take Possession today starting out with the new year. He will retain Dan Shuppert and James Roe As clerks. Or. Gant has had experience in the grocery business and is highly spoken of by those who know him. His family consists of his wife and two daughters the elder sixteen years of age. Or Newlin has been Busy closing up his affairs Here preparatory to taking up the duties of his office of county auditor today. In spite of their congratulations Over his Success and the feeling that As taxpayers they will have an excellent up Vanhook striking his former employer courthouse at Cov in the Side with an . Diehl was the i a i Irve it ictus App is in the l i Kout the official i adult Bible class paper of the Christian Church. It shows the Quot Busy workers Bible Clas of the Attica Christian Church a and includes some of the a not Active workers in the school. At the time the picture was made a v. Hutson who appears at the right with a Bithie in one hand was teacher of the class but it has since been reorganized and is now taught by e r. Albright. Mrs. F. M. Jeffera is president mrs. Robt. Milligan Secretary and mrs. Jonathan Davis treasurer. The membership has now grown to and the attendance averages 2.5 to 4.5, Only witness to the trouble and he Stop it As quickly As he could. Later Royal 3w.r out at warrant for Vanhook s arrest charging assault and Battery ail he was arrested by Deputy sheriff Glover he arranged bail and then caused a warrant to be issued for Royal s arrest charging him with As Silt. Both cases will be thresh out later in the courts. Int ton the people of Attica Are very reluctant to see or. New in Ard his from ii leave the City. Ever sir be he located Here he has been a Loy ii Attica a f thus Vistic Booster for the City and an Earnest worker in Niatia of its Patiic enter Iri is. He has been Active in the at the commercial club especially in connection with the Chau Auguh where he has had sole charge of the tents for the past four a has managed that department with admirable tact. He has also been a Leader in the affairs of the knights of pythias and a pillar in the methodist Church both of which or at Christian Church sunday Bible school at followed by communion Ai d preaching at 10 0 the evening service will be a Praise and Jubilee service with David s psalm of Praise As a theme. The past year has been a animations will feel his loss keenly. The Best the local congregation has Ever had and they will celebrate its ending in this manner. At 2 30 in the afternoon the elder will preach at Independence. The modern Woodman have three candidates for initiation night and a Large attendance of the members in desired

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