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Attica Ledger Press (Newspaper) - March 19, 1915, Attica, Indiana Ind site Attica Ledger press Ross Brothers publishers Attica Indiana. Friday. March 19, 1915. Established 1851�?l.-p. Vol. 3, no. 25 a i Tishomingo is a big Bubble Cement tie factory proves to be one grand fizzle Cozart and Marshall Excell Wallingford and Blackie activity of commercial club blocks game of graft Here and scene shifts to Lafayette where Many Are stung. The tis Mingo Cement tie Bubble Hab burst. The dream of a Mammoth Cement Plant utilizing the immense gravel deposits near this City and furnishing employment for hundreds of Attica residents and producing dividends that would prove better than a Gold mine to local investors has proved to be but the shrewd scheme of a Bunch of promoters whose operations show them to have been very Apt pupils of j. Rufus Wallingford the King Grafter of Magazine Fame. This has been suspected in this City for some time but it was not until the history of the company was revealed by the Vincennes commercial and reprinted in the Lafayette journal that it became generally known in Thi part state. Due to this suspicion and the foresight of the Attica commercial club a comparatively Small amount of Stock was Gold in this Immi Diate Vicinity and some of this h been returned. It was about the Middle of november when representatives of the cum Pany first made their Ai Spearance in. Attica and Betran to look the Field Over. They that they Terear Noily capital and were looking for a location for a gravel Deposit that they might locate near it a big factory for producing railway ties. Attica had the gravel in fact the finest de desits they had Ever seen they said. They began then to look about for a and Quot tentatively Quot agreed up n the old Bridge factory. Altho they h d up to this time said that they no Jas Istance from the commercial club that body began to take an interest and the promoters then appeared before it explained their proposed factory elaborately and ask that the commercial club buy or arrange for the Sale of enough Stock to buy this site for the factory. This was acceded t by the club and an option was secured from the owners of the property the Curtis Brothers at East St. Louis. The next move was to secure to the head offices of the company at Merom. Objections to this were made on behalf of the commercial club and after a conference the committee prepared and had printed a subscription form which the promoters agreed to use in taking All further subscriptions of Stock in this Vicinity. This form provided that checks and notes be made payable to b. S. Orr at the Farmers and merchants state Bank and the Money was to remain in the Bank Here for use in building the Attica Plant. Tufis was acceded to by the Tishomingo representatives and for several Days they continued to sell Stock but presently it was Learned that they were not using the Attica form As agreed and were still forwarding Money to Merom cashing checks thru other Banks. The commercial club committee then summoned the officers of the company to Attica. The vice president Leroy m. Wade a lawyer of Vincennes came to Attica and in company with m. W. Cozart g. T. Edwards and e. J. Marshall who had been Selling the Stock attended the meeting. Or. Wade made a grandiloquent speech in which he attempted to smooth the whole matter Over and paint the future of the Tishomingo so Bright that the present failure to respect the agreement made would be Overlook. Attorney Fred Purnell As a member of the committee that had conducted the negotiations took Issue with him and in a heated speech Frockt or. Wade s Bubble pointed out the violation of the agreement made and insisted that every cent of Money from Stock sold in this Community and sent to Merom be sent Back to Attica. This took the wind out of or. Wade s sails and realizing that his Blair had failed he very meekly promised that the Money referred to would he returned to Attica within a few Days this being agreed to by or. Coz Art in open meeting. That was Early in january and it has not yet been done. Members of the Ciu it have been in Frt Juenst correspondence with or. Wad Quot in the meantime and ii has mide numer us promises and just As Many excuses for not Ful tilling them. At the time a was Here it was admitted that Only Al out had been sent from Here to Merom. Ii fore this meeting was held the suspicions of some had been aroused by the actions and statements of the promoters especially Zart and Victor Levor had secured reports on him from a commercial Agency. These reports showed his net Worth As nothing said he was much married had no reputation for honesty and was under indictment in Mississippi for using the mails Fra Dently and securing Money under false pretence. A Bank cashier who knew him and his record in Mississippi wrote of Cozart Quot this is the biggest scoundrel of by this time the promoters began to realize that their game Here had been blocks and very a diet in shifted their Field of operations to Lafayette. There they fell in with Lee Duncan former an option on acres of Fine gravel land owned by Lee Whitehall two and a qty treasurer and promptly inter a half Miles Southwest of the City. A j Ted him. It is said to the extent of contract was entered into for the Pur a a a a King under the Promise to Chase of this and the deed placed in escrow in the Farmers and merchants state Bank but no Money was paid on the Deal. The company already had a Plant under construction at Merom ind., and Louis Johnson and h. D. Purviance visited it As representatives of the buy his gravel lands when a factory Vas built at Lafayette. The idea of building a factory at Attica was not abandoned however and following the election of Oili cers of the company at the first of the year the new letter Heads contained the statement. Factories at Merom Attica and Lafayette. In addition to those mentioned c. J. Finney amp co h. D Purviance b. S. Orr and j. Shannon Nave had each subscribed for one share but had not yet paid for it when the difficulty arose and of course did not do so after that. An analysis of the proposition in the Light that has been shed upon it within the last week shows that the entire proposition is a bunco scheme altho like Many of those promoted by j. Rufus Wallingford it might eventually turn out All right. Undoubtedly the Cement business has a great future and aside from the tie proposition a factory such As was proposed Here would have been a Good thing and rightly managed profitable. Experience is revealing that Cement mix and used in structural work in the old Way is not As satisfactory or in Many instances As cheap As that which is folded in factories in special machines under pressure or by other special processes such As that in use at the Attica cements products co. For this reason the Plant at Merom May eventually come thru and make Good. The greatest crookedness apparently is in connection with the Tishomingo tie. Altho patented Over tire years ago it has never been adequately tested or else the test was so unsatisfactory that no report is available. The Ledger press has in its Possession photographs of the ties in use in a Short Section of Southern Railroad yet the promoters could not or would not Tell where this test was made. The Tishomingo tie and Stone co. Is incorporated for s2, i l,0 0, and or. Cozart owns a thousand shares and or. Marshall a thousand shares. This amounts to a it i a i i at the rate the shares were sold. How much else was Given to the promoters not known. Two years ago Marsh. Came into control of the tie and the scheme script to its nakedness seems to have been that he and Cozart organized the Tishomingo conic any for the sole purpose if unto Ifni our Upun it this Patent at the fabulous Price .-1, aside from the Money expended at Merom which was Riec Essary to maintain the Blair and enable the promoters to continue their Stock , it seems that the Frater of the Quot proceeds from the Sale of the Stock have been turned Over to Zirt and Marshall in payment for this Patent. Both Marshall and Cozart have had very interesting careers and the Story of their operations reads like a Wallingford Romance. The Vincennes commercial tells it in detail As follows in i a certain or. Marshall acquired the i Aten Tri covering certain combination Concrete and steel Cross ties. These Jia tents were issued according to the Best information to one Bullock and were transferred to Marshall and associates for ? 10,1 1 1. The title however to these patents is questionable there being gaps in the abstract of the same but the fact that All practical men condemned the particular product As being worthless did not in the deter or Marshall from organizing the american tie and Stone com any of Alabama. After the organization according to the Best records he had associated with him or. Cozart who afterwards gained Fame both in Mississippi and in our immediate Vicinity rec Purnell to be opposed at four candidates for Congress already in s a Long Way to tipperary but they d All be glad to go a. T. Claypool of this county is a possible candidate and is considering the race on a dry platform. To it i a a a Quot a nne a commercial club. They found the Ding to the Lafayette journal Plant All that was represented and in reality a very promising concern it was the swell along toward completion and represented an investment of More than so ,000. This estimate in or. Johnson s estimate As an Engineer is conservative. At that time two casting machines were in operations one Small building Block Caster and one Large Hydraulic press for casting the Tishomingo tie and other Large forms. The product was being used in completing the building. The building was planned to accommodate at seven of the Large machines and when completed and e Wipt was to Cost .$140,000, that being the figure used by the promoters constantly in referring to it. When messes. Purviance and Johnson returned and ref sorted what they had found the proposition appeared to be not Only a legitimate one but on the Square so far a could be determined the thei Tii gun to s elicit Sah s of Stock in Atid the City. Money was close but the Shri we salesmen painted the p Bilics of attic tie proposition so a Oujiri by that they succeeded in securing in . -iptior.s, altho none for ver Inri of amounts All of these sub to Julio so it re in of on the re lures it Silhi i to a to t l be Erecter la i a Dot Ach of these sales now a ii Quot a to have a t o a Case of getting Ondr false pretence and thus Pur i Hible fid r the criminal Laws. As soon As the Sale of Stock began it was observed by some of those inter or. Duncan has been working with the promoters so effectively that sales amounting to Over $200,000 have been made in Tippecanoe and adjoining counties. So far As can be Learned the list of purchasers in this Vicinity Are As follows Beno 0, put Ank Scheid Ler Sloo Joe Pearl $1.50, f. M. Pyle $ a j. Allen Wilson $450, miss Emma Wilson Chester Cheak $150, Joe Twiss $150, Robt. Milligan$1.50 and . Reed $150, All of whom paid the Money direct to the salesmen or gave notes for it j. Frank mcdermond$150, Harry Schwartz .$75, d. R. Thornton $150, Hock Bethel $1.50, or. J. R. Burlington $75, All of whom subscribed on the of Mercial club Blanks and made their checks payable to b. S. Orr. All of these subscribers will recover thir Money. Joe Quot i Wiss and Robt. Millican gave notes for their subs Rij and b eth of them go the notes Back by demanding them. There is a possibility that some of the others who made pity int its direct to the pour nothern May r. r their Mon it y in some Way eve Tim it. 1 is until Rstow Kyj that Aii of thes Quot except messes i Earl Sheak and Liet d have Cirri heated t hat their Stock be transit retd from Attica to the i a of Wyeth fact cry. Quot has Mccorkle of nov i Ichino id tiled suit i i the rip get Canoe circuit a court tuesday charging Coz it and Lee Duncan with grand larceny they having sold him $1,500 Worth of the Stock. Late in the Day Duncan returned the$i,.500 to Mccorkle another big Temperance meeting. The second in the series of meetings in the interest of the dry Campaign will be held wednesday March 24th, at the methodist Church. The speaker ested that the checks Given were at j and took up his Stock in order to Stop once Cash and the proceeds forwarded j the suit. .1 a i . Will Bej. Ryan it ind Schmidt stat chair or to of the Quot prohibition party and one of the be to known i f Indiana tempi Ranei spa Akers. He is a i Radu at of Depauw University of the class of i to ind won distinction Iti his College Days by his ability As an orator. The abolition of the liquor traffic was his favorite theme then and it has remained so until this Day. Altho the smoke from the last con Gressional election has hardly settled there Are already signs that Fred s. Purnell will have opposition when it comes to making the next Rafe for the nomination. More than that it will be right at Home in his own county. A. T. Claypool who held the Federal appointment As supervisor of the census for this District in i Jio has the fever for office again and has about concluded that he would like to enter the lists against or. Purnell. He has not yet definitely cast his hat into the ring but he has been out Over the District feeling the pulse of the leaders and incidentally renewing acquaintance with the deputies and census takers whom he appointed four years ago with the idea that they might be help Ful when it come it to building an organization. It is said by s me of his friends that if he makes the race it will be on a straight out Pla Lorrn for National prohibition. This will doubtless be Ai. Important consideration in the next Campaign As the candidate will be chosen by primary vote and the ninth District is wholly dry except for this county. Frona Crawfordsville c a Mes the word that Harry p. Cooper Secretary of the Farmers Quot Mutual insurance company of Fountain and Montgomery counties is a prospective candidate Quot. Everett e. Neal the Noblesville editor is also trimming his sails for another try at it and doubtless there will be others As the time draws . S. Convention a Success. The first annual township sunday school convention for township held in the methodist Church in this City sunday afternoon proved very successful and was a stimulus to every worker that attended. All the protest ant denominations were Well represented and the Large auditorium was Well filled. H. S. Albertson the representative of the state organization made a Strong plea for a Good working organization in every township pointing out the benefits to be derived from it for each school and for the movement in general. In effecting the organization for Logan township the following officers were elected president j. M. Albright of the United Brethren school j vice president j. E. Reynolds of the Christian school Secretary and treasurer miss Mae Johnson of the methodist school superintendent of the elementary department mrs. L. S. Ferguson of the free methodist school superintendent of the senior department mrs. Rosetta Redman of the Christian school superintendent of the adult department mrs. Howard Rupert of the methodist school superin Tenden Dent of the Home department Albert Holm of the swedish lutheran school superintendent of the secondary department Jeremiah Albert of the United Brethren school teachers training department Omar c. Deselms of the methodist school superintendent of the Temperance department mrs. C. J. Finney of the presbyterian school. Talks were made by a number of local workers that of mrs. Rosetta Redman on Quot adult Bible study and class organization Quot being especially notable not Only for the excellent grasp of the subject which it showed but for the capable manner in which it was presented. The annual county convention is to be held in Attica this year and a committee was selected to make the necessary preliminary arrant ments for it. It is expected to make this the biggest sunday school meeting held in foun Tain county for Many reproduce successful farce. In re Pine to insistent demands the i literary society of the Quot Hristian Church i will on next Tui Day even intr March i id a Ain produce the successful entertain ment which the Piave on feb. L a the. That time the Church was Crowfield i beyond its seating capacity and Many were turned away. Since that time the Quot a have heard much of the Fine humor of the burlesque and the managers have been import Ned to put it on again. They hesitated to do this but have finally consented and tuesday Iii it has been fit As the Date. The admission will be 25c for adults and 10c for children under $3,000 Bungalow. J. H. Ryan on monday began work preparatory to the erection of the handsome Bungalow which he has been p an Ning for the past year or More. It will be located at the Southeast Corner of East Jackson Street and Avenue two beside the Bungalow built last fall by Russell Robinson. It will be about 28 by tio feet and will contain eight rooms beside Hall pantry and Bath All located on the ground floor. It will be a typical California Bungalow and when completed will Cost approximately $3,00o. A Large living room 16 by 28 feet with a big Brick fireplace will be an interesting feature of the Interior. All the floors will be of hard Wood and hot water will be utilize d for heat. This will make the twelfth House to be erected in that immediate Vicinity within the last eighteen months. Sale set aside preliminary examination held at co in ton after which the Case As sent to Warren Bounty for a change of watch Over master s dead body. Wallace Bingham a brother of form i or attorney general James Bingham died suddenly while walking up a Hill at Veedersburg about j 00 o clock thursday morning of last week. He had been accompanied on his walk by his dog and the faithful animal was beside the body keeping watch Over it when found. Or. Bingham had a stroke of apoplexy three weeks previous but was recovering altho he was not yet Strong the exertion of climbing the Hill proved too much for him and another stroke followed which result etl in his death. Or Bingham is survived by his widow and two Brothers the former attorney general and George f. Bigham also an attorney of Indi Napolis. Tie funeral Vas Hel i clerks finally Settle. The last but one of the claims tiled by the in ii Clef is in jut d in the i Bridge in this City ust Prail hive been i settled recently. C. H. Winters to i was in charge f the Ranhil car which i Wen Down with the Bridge received j. F Hur >2.o a. O. Adorns. W Kyr Orner i Weaver .? r wince i to has no. Lye Settli a Kirkpatrick the a who was injury d in the wreck at the to Tor. Brit k Plant and died a few Wicks ago As a final result of his injuries has been allowed $4,500, the settlement having been made with the executor of his estate or. Erma Martin the Ltd Otterbein missionary who sailed from san Francisco for China feb. Tith has cabled her parents that she arrived safely in Shangl Iai. She is the Niece of or. Ami mrs. Henry Tayler of this City and visited them Here while at Home on her vacation. Mrs. Henry Yarborough returned Home monday from a visit with her Mother mrs. John ale in Noblesville. Auto accidents near peace. Sunday seems to have been a Day of mischance in the Vicinity of Pence there having been at four serious accidents there. Early in the Day Tom Mcmiller and Floyd Gillispie went to take a Short ride in a machine. They had hardly left town when one of the guiding rods snap and the machine creditors charge that Sale of Marla it went Over on its Side. The occupants farm was not bonafide. Were town out and Mcmiller suffered broken ankle. He was taken to St. Elizabeth s Hospital in Danville. Ben Booth of Williamsport had an a w. M. Foster bought the place cadent mile East of Pence sunday last october for $20,000.00 morning. The machine was overturned pinning Booth and two other occupants of the car underneath. But for the timely arrival of two Young men who were nearby at the time the me caught beneath the automobile would probably have fared badly. Or. Booth j was injured about the head and Alva Cronkhite was town from his motorcycle sunday morning but he is an investigation that will be of inter caped injury to himself or the wheel. Est to All the creditors of f. A. Nave or. And mrs. Clay Swisher were up was held at Covington thursday of last set from a buggy sunday while driving week. A suit was tiled a few Days be South of Pence. Their horse became fore by attorneys Milford and ran frightened at a motorcycle and started Dolph representing will s. Baugh trus to run. Throwing the occupants out of tee of the Nave estate charging k. K. The buggy. Mrs. Swisher escaped with Marlatt and Wilmer m. Foster with a few bruises but or. Swisher was ser having Fra Dently transferred a farm piously Hurt. Because of his belonging to or. Marlatt to or. Foster age it will be some time before he will in order that the former might escape recovered. The buggy was almost a payment of a note of it of which was among the assets of or. Nave As turned i ver to or. Caugh. This note was rated fcb. 1, in l i. The Compla Ioc sets Forth that let. A , Quot in the purpose of and intent to cheat defraud i tier and delay his creditors and Prev i t collection of said note Quot or. sold his farm Nir Bethel Complete wreck. Whiskey kills Small boy. A Little son of Lou Watkins of Rensselaer died last week and at the time his attending physician attributed the cause to alcoholic p Lison ipg. After death an autopsy was he id the former diagnosis wis fully Conier retd. Huw much Kijor Tii a child drink i uld n it be ascertained by it i. I Erst. That the father Pernik. Ted the us. A n. And that the pase i the b it the around on a convivial in like a sunday but fore. The let i that a Thuro invt s i a of Ca i will be made to. The or. attorney and til a up Iii Sistini be Hind hit Church to or. B Ost a up a further a str Paul no o a i. A a that i. It a a Bor a list. To Ole for i Payn it an i Uther debt Miria c a red in. 0 sure and a it t the r for i. All esies Tiit f i Cor St Juengt a it lie by Quot a not of the sole f Urf f the Are and b to in Trai a. To n. I he or. Ine was i re. apr i Atin old. R. A a .1, to i Ved that or. Mar it tip or. I Oster on note it r a unt of 1.&Quot.oo.i>11 arid to . Other creditors until his equity in the farm amounted Only to about tiie amount he owed or. Foster. Desiring made insane by Auto Accident. Michael Miller of wan Towi wa.-. Adjudged Insa in saturday and taken to the state at monday for treatment. His condition is a result of an automobile Accident to protect him in appreciation of Thor last be item her in which the machine in fact Wisnier had loaned him Money which he was Ridi to was overturned Vii thou Security As they claim or. Mar West of Wayne in his Kul was at deeded the entire farm to or. I of fractured near the base during ter subject of to the Morreau january severe pains began in by i lie ail is on it to other unsecured debts and his Minvil gradually became unbalanced. It is Thot p Syible that a surgical operation May a Ford Ryli t. The perils of Pauiine Quot the m option picture serial which has been Rui Nigg at the Arcade for the put Twenty weeks was concluded monday Everi Nii. Evangelists who will conduct a series of gospel meetings in methodist Church do. J. A. . Evangelistic meetings Are to begin at the methodist Church thursday evening March 2r the. Or. J. W. Obyrn j one of the Foremost evangelists of in i Diana with his three assistants has been engaged to conduct the Campaign altho an evangelist widely known thru out Indiana a in Ohio or. Oborn has never conducted a meeting in or Nar Attica. The Evanti elastic party consists of four Pei ple r it a j. W. Oborn professor c Edward Faust mrs. Faust and miss or. Oborn is the preacher proft Susor Faust directs the music if h the assistance of mrs. Faust and miss of Quot in is a d none a. The company has jul it closed a meeting at Wester Ville Ohio where there were about Loo conversions. They Are now in a meeting at Monticello where there is a Good interest. Every detail of the meeting is being carefully provided for by Rev. W. E. Mckenzie pastor of the methodist a a Dwarf St Sinuk. Church. The City has been divided into is districts each of which will be look after by a Captain and his co workers a series of Cott Ige prayer meetings is planned for let diet o clock tuesday and Friday of this week and next and thereafter four Days out of each we it a Thi preliminary expenses of the Are pretty Well provided for. A freewill offering will be taken for the Evan. Gelista sometime durin a the nit Quot Metis. The meetings will be in the a lilt of evangelism of the Day free from and denominational ii Vav Hiu the evangelists will be brought her by the methodist Church they will work earnestly to build up All churches an Ltd tear Down none. These Are Days for religious co operation and not for rivalry. Members of All churches and persons with no Church relation Are cordially invited to attend the meetings and help on the cause of religion. It is expected that the meetings will last Over three sundays. That Wilmer assumed. In the examination it was brought out that at the same time or. Marlatt transferred his personal property to the value of .-il.tioo. To or. Foster in consideration that the latter pay messes. Act Ibe and Livengood fees amounting to i too and i it to himself. An additional complaint was to e i monday asking that this Sale also be set aside As not not being bonafide. This week attorneys for or. Marlatt tiled a plea for a change of venue and yesterday the Case was sent to the Warren circuit court where it will trial some time in May. It promises to be a hard fought Case As the plaintiffs expect to produce evidence that will disprove the statements made at the preliminary hearing and support their Contention. It is possible that Simie of or. Marlatt s other creditors May join in the suit before it comes to trial. Finfrock appointed receiver. The first meeting of the creditors of f rank a Mccurdy who recently tiled a petition in bankruptcy was held in attorney Milford s office monday Forenoon. Referee Chas. R. Burnett and attorney Russell Bedgood of Lafayette were present the latter representing certain of the creditors. They questioned or. Mccurdy relative to his assets and liabilities and regarding the Transfer of Charles Loeb s interest in the store to him. Which occurred Only a few Days before the assignment. When it was shown that or. Mccurdy had assumed All the debts of the company and that the Sale of the Loeb interest had actually taken place it had to be accepted the courts having ruled that Way in parallel cases that had been before it. As a single Man or. Loeb would have been entitled to no exemption while or. Mccurdy being mar Rio ii. Will be permitted exemption of will Finfrock was appointed trustee of the assets and Sam Mcconahay r irl and e. D. Robinson were appointed to make on appraisement of the Stock on hand and the fixtures in the store room. The liabilities Are on and the assets �1. With the exception of James Beasley. Who has a claim for one month s rent All the claims Are those of wholesale clothiers and furnishings dealers. The largest claim is less than $250

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