Lebanon Pioneer (Newspaper) - November 5, 1914, Lebanon, Indiana
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VOLUME 56. NO. 33.
LEBANON, IND., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1914.
ESTABLISHED IN 18S2.
PLUM OF 55,1)92
BELATED RETURNS INCREASE DEMOCRATIC LEAD IN STATE.
Both Branches of Next Legislature Democratic—Democrats Lose Two Congressmen in State.
Belated returns from some of the Btrongest Democratic precincts in Indiana indicate the re-election of United States Senator B. F. Shively by over fifty thousand plurality, and of Homer Cook as secretary of state and all the Democratic state ticket. According to returns, official and unofficial, from 2,849 precincts out of 3,171 in the state, Shively, for senator, has a plurality of 55,592, and Cook, for secretary of state, has 31,466.♦ .ARRIAGES ♦
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The Frankfort Times reports tha marriage, at the county clerk's office at Frankfort, Monday morning, by Rev. E. T. Howe, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church, of George Thomas Wood, of Lebanon, and Miss Bertha Florence Roush, of Scircle-ville. They will reside on a farm in Boone county.
Russell D. Moore, of Hamilton county, and Louella Johnston, of near Big Springs, were united in marriage Friday morning by Justice of the Peace N. A. Perrill, at his office. The young couple will reside on a farm in Hamilton county.
BOONE COUNTY GiTINUES
GIVES UNITED STATES SENATOR SHIVELY A PLURAUTY OF 1,235.
Judge Parr Leads County Ticket With a Plurality of 1,335—RepuUicans Take Second Place Over the Progressives.
NEW ELEVATOR OPENS.
Jenkins & Cohee Again in Business at Whitestown.
The new Jenkins & Cohee elevator at Whitestown, replacing the one which was destroyed by fire a few months ago, opened for business today. The elevator has a capacity ot 35,000 bushels, and is modern in every respect.
MILLIDN-DOLUR MEBÜER OF BUILDING & LOAN INTERESTS
BOONE SAVINGS, HOME MUTUAL AND FIRST RURAL LOAN TO OPERATE AS ONE.
—B. F. Shively—
Reports from 2,692 precincts in Indiana outside of Marion county give: For United States Senator. Shively (Dem.), 225,303; Miller (Rep.), 167,-067; Beveridge (Prog.), 79,847. These, added to 157 precincts in Marion county, making a total of 2,849 precincts heard from, give: Shively, 247,287;
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BOONE IS OPPOSEDIO
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AND CENTENNIAL DEFEATED.
Vote is Overwhelmingly Against Both Propositions at the Polls in Boone County.
At a meeting of the directors of the Boone Savings and Loan Association on Monday the merging of that organization, with a capital stock of $500,000, with the Home Mutual, capitalized at $200,000, and the First Rural Loan and Savings Association, capitalized at $250,000, was authorized, and Samuel M. Storms, Phil Adler, Walter Hodge, C. F. S. Neal, H. P. New and Harry A. McDaniel have been appointed a committee to work out the details of the merger, which will be kno^ as the First Rural Loan and Savings Association, to operate under the charter of the latter, with
combined capital of practically million dollars.
The Boone Savings and Loan is the oldest of the three organizations, having been organized in April, J919. The Home Mutual was organized in May, 1911, and the First Rural Loan last January. The merging of these institutions, it is claimed, gives Lebanon one of the strongest building and loan associations in Indiana, and will greatly reduce the operating expenses to the advantage of the stockholders H. P. New, it is announced, will be secretary of the merger, and the office will be in the Lane building on South Meridian street, now occupied by the Boone Savings and Loan.
8he last report of the three institutions, on June 30, showed the total as sets of the Boone Savings and Loan to be $139,265.29; Home Mutual, $40,-328.14; First Rural, $44,745.99. The undivided profits of the Boone Savings and Loan were $1,831.62; Home Mutual, $777.10; First Rural, $774.99.
At Tuesday's election both the referendum questions submitted to the people—the holding of a constitutional convention and the appropriation of two million dollars for the celebration of the state's centennial in 1916—^were defeated. The vote on the holding of a constitutional convention was 1,502 for and 3,983 against; on the centen nial appropriation, 540 for and 4,883 against. No reports were made from precincts 1 and 3 in Marion, precinct 1 in Jefferson, precincts 1 and 2 in Union, and precincts 2 in Jackson. Following is the detailed vote by precincts:
Marion 2 ................. 21
Clinton 1 ................ 64
Clinton 2 ................. 40
Washington 1 ............ 41
Washington 2 ............ 48
Sugar Creek.............. 172
Jefferson 2 ............... 19
Jefferson : Center 1 . Center 2 . Center 3 . Center 4 . Easle 1 . Eag^e 2 . Eaffle 3 . Penty 1 • Feny 2 . Harrison : Harrison : Jackson 1 Jackson 3 Jackaon 4 Worth 1 . Worth 2 .
15 195 178 128 206 45
13 15 29 18
43 45 28 35
113 146 140 115 398
86 119 385 308 250 311 105 133
130 103 92 165 121 191 126 107
Marlon 2 ................. 6
CUntoB 1 ................. 15
CliBton 2 ...1............. 6
Boone county went Democratic Tuesday by pluralities ranging from 913 for Homer L. Cook, for secretary of state, to 1,335 for Judge Willett H. Parr, for re-election to thè circuit court bench. Judge Parr leads the county ticket. His vote tied Len Titus, for clerk, both receiving 3,082 votes, but his plurality exceeded that of Mr. Titus by 35. Not a Democrat on the county ticket, except in the councilmanic districts, received less than 1,100 plurality. The' official count by precincts, published on the fourth and fifth pages of this section of the Pioneer, shows the pluralities on the county ticket as follows:
Morrison, for congress ........1.173
Parr, for judge ................1,335
Smiley, for prosecutor .........1,150
Coons, for representative ......1,231
Titus, clerk ...................1.300
Goodwin, auditor ..............1,110
Parr, treasurer ................1,100
Brown, recorder ..............1,136
Roberts, sheriff ...............1,148
Brendel, coroner ..............1,298
Moore, sureyor ................1,179
Stephenson, assessor ..........1,192
Staton, commissioner .........1,162
Creasy, commissioner .........l,17i
McClaine, councilman .........1,200
Nolan, councilman ............l,12t
Harbaugh, councilman .........1,198
Cross, councilman Ist district.. 879 Folk, councilman 2nd district.. 8| Davis, councilman district .. 217* Pointer, cooncUmw 4th àiatxUit 418 The election passed off without any particular incidents, the day being ideal. The vote showed a slump of 268 for the Democrats from that of 1912, comparing the vote of Senator Shively with that for the Wilson electors, while the combined vote of the Republicans and Progressives was 3,343 as against 3,196 in 1912. This indicates that at least 150 Republicans in Boone county who voted
Dr. O. M. Clayton, of Indianapolis was in Lebanon Wednesday, and called on Sheriff B. B. McRoberts. Dr. Clayton will be remembered as the defendant in the Clayton murder trial here several months ago.
REMONSTRIITOflS »RE 9I1IEN mm ON JACKSON ROAD
COMMISSIONERS ALLOW CLAIMS ON HIGHWAY PETltlONED FOR BY D. H. SHOCKLEY.
In the matter of the petition of David H. Shockley et al for new high way and vacation of old highway Jackson township, the report of reviewers allowed damages to remon-strators as follows: Glen D. Ashley, 150; Stephen Dale, $75; John L. De-weese, $75. This report was approved except as to John L. Deweese, whose allowance for damages was rejected. M. V. McBroom, Albert F. Hauser and Charles Taylor were appointed reviewers to assess damages to J. M Gentry, guardian of John L. Deweese. These reviewers are to meet November 9.
W. B. Cox and B. B. Schooler, viewers, and Byron J. Moore, engineer, report that there have been no claims for damages filed against the Edwin Beesley et al road in Jeffefsorx and ^ugar Creek townships. ' William McCarthy, the contractor, reports the completion of the Bverett M. Linn road in Jefferson township at a cost of $2,008.
Tuesday did not go to the polls two years ago.
The chief interest in the local election centered in the contest between the Republicans and Progressives for second place. The Republicans, under the guiding hand of Sam Heath, bad a good organization, and made a bard fight. The Progressives labored with all the enthusiasm of the advocates of a new cause, but seemed to li|pk organization, although they ciiimed everything in sight. Early rètums indicated the ability of the Republicans to "come back," and not many precincts had reported until it was clear that they had a fighting chance for second place. The race seemed to be neck and neck between Beveridge and Miller, for the United States senate, with only a slight lead for Miller imtil along toward the close. The enthusiasm at Republican headquarters was uncontrollable as the reports came in indicating the retirement of the Roosevelt-Beveridge party. There was corresponding gl(^m at Progressive headquarters, aiÀ the light were^xtinguished and thè doors closed early in the evening.
The returns were thrown on screens in front of both the Demo-eratic and Republican headquarters, and there was a large crowd on the streets tmtil after midnight.
The compilation and addition of the vote was not completed until late
♦ MINOR COURTS ♦
Wilbur Stevens was arrested Saturday charged with rape upon Ar-manda M. Roberts, who is under sixteen years of age. He was given a preliminary hearing In Justice Harlan's court and bound over to circuit court under a $300 bond. The Board of Childrens' Guardians is back of the charge.
"Bulldog" Hall, colored, was fined $1 and costs in Justice Harlan's court Monday morning on the charge of Intoxication. The fine was suspended and "Bulldog" was ordered to go to his home at Thorntown and repiain there.
Jailed for Intoxication.
T. J. Cook, of South Meridian street, was placed in jail Tuesday night, charged with Intoxication. He started home about nine o'clock from town, but when he reached a large pile of leaves about half way home, he decided to make that his bed for the night. His snores kept the neighborhood awake, and the police were called.
RECEIVED MANY FRIENDS ON SOTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
MR. AND MRS. JOHN F. ROUTH ENTERTAIN AT THE DOVER CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
In Center and Sugar Creek town-where tk«. voting machines were used, the voting was done rapidly and the reports were made early. The machines worked satisfactorily, and but little complaint was heard on the part of the voters. Some who had not taken the trouble to familiarize themselves with the machines had to ask for instruction, and a few instances are recited where the voter made a mistake and did not vote as he intended to.
STATE IS QUARANTINED BY ORDER OF GOVERNOR
Ohio and Çaliioroia votad to retain the aaloonat: Arlfon», Gotoiado, Oregon and Waahtai^ «Mt ttü IMH^
Governor Ralston issued a proclamation late Wednesday, quarantining the state of Indiana against the importation of live stock from Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, on accoimt of the epidemic of European foot and mouth disease in those states.
The federal government established a quarantine against those four states and Indiana, and the proclamation issued by Governor "Ralston is based on that quarantine action by the government. The proclamation also prohibits the importation from any of fhose four states of hay, straW or fodder, as a means of preventing the spread of the disease. The governor's proclamation is as follows: Governor's Proclamation.
"It having been made to appear that the animal disease known as European foot and mouth disease has become epidemic In the states of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania; and that the federal authorities have placed said states and the state of Indiana under quarantine on a^ count t>f said disease; and that the importation of cattle, sheep and »wine into the state of Indiana from the states of Ulinois, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvahia would be prejudicial to the health of the domestic animals of this state, and a menace to Its entire animal Industry, as well as the health of the people and their food aupply;
"Now, therefore, I, Samuel M. Ral-aton, governor of the state of Indiana, and by authority of an act of the Indiana general assembly, in force May 15, 1001. do hereby prohibit any Im-poftation ot cattle, aheep. or other ruminants or twine into Indiana from either of the stotes of niinois. Michigan, Ohio or Pennsylvania, except under such rules and regulations as the aUte veterinarian of Indiana shall pre-•c^be; and do also prohibit the imr portation of any ha^, atraw or fodder froDA the aforesaid states , as a meaitt to prevent the spread ot said foot asd nwiitli dlMMO. Thip i^tocI»» Biittini^li tto bi In tnm th§
"And I call upon the people of the state, and especially the civil authorities, to assist the state veterinarian in the enforcement of this quilrantlne."
HOW DISEASE ACTS.
Foot and Mouth Disease Attacks Only Animals With Cloven Hoof.
The foot and mouth disease attacks only those animals which have cloven hoofs. Its presence is shown by the appearance of small ulcers and vesicles in the mouths of the animals and OH their feet in the clefts. The mouths become so sore the animals cannot eat. and they grow emaciated. The only way to combat it is to kill the Infected animals, as the malady spreads rapidly.
Foot and mouth disease is the most cohtaglous ailment which affects cattle. Its prevalence in some parts of Europe and South America has prevented a natural Increase In supplies in those countries for many years. To prevent the disease gaining a foothold in the United States the most drastic action was necessary on the part of the federal and state inspectors.
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Routh, well-known residents of Jefferson township, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Monday at their home near Dover. At the noon hour a sumptuous dinner was served, at which the guests were the children of Mr. and Mrs. Routh iind their families. The children are George E. Routh, of near Clayton; Grant B, Routh, Charles Routh and Mrs. Orlle Stewart, of Boone county.
In the afternoon from one to four o'clock, at the Dover Christian church, Mr. and Mrs. Routh held an informal reception. More ihan 200 of their friends- and^ 'relatives were present and offered congratulations. The church was decorated for the occasion in yellow, and white chrysanthemimis Yellow and white brick Ice cream and angel food cake were served to the guests and favors of yellow and white chrysanthemums were distributed.
A short program was given, consisting of a scripture reading and prayer by Frank A. Doty, a vocal solo by Madge Cox, and a song by the children, "We're Growing Old Together. A number of short talks and readings were also given by different guests.
Aji unusual feature of the occasion was the presence of two couples who have within the past two years celebrated their golden wedding anniversaries—Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Nelson and Mrs. John L. Roark. Monday was also the twenty-second wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Routh, and they shared in the congratulations.
John F. Routh and Miss Eliza Hels-tand were married near Dover, Nov. 2, 1864, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Helstand, pioneer residents of Boone county. The Helstands were prominent people In the affairs of the county. Mr. Helstand died In 1900.DEVOemilSElEGTTBl OFlWElVEim
PROGRESSIVES WIN BY SMALL MARGIN IN TWO TOWNSHIPS.
Fusion Tickets Fail to Win Out Over Democrats in Eagle, Jackson and Worth Townships.
The Democrats of Boone coimty elect ten out of twelve township trustees, and were defeated In Clinton township by the Progressives by only two votes, and in Washington township, by the Progressives, by only 16. For the first time in over half a cen* tury Sugar Creek township will have a Democratic trustee, S. V. Titus, who was elected by a plurality of three votes over the Republican nominee. While the official vote was not obtainable this morning. It is rer ported on good authority that in the townships carried by the Democratic candidate for trustee the remainder of the ticket was elected.
In Eagle, Jackson and Worth townships Independent tickets were nomr inated in opposition to the Democratic tickets. Walter Pitzer, the Democratic nominee in Eagle, was elected by a majority of only 5. In Jackson, where a combination of all the opposition was pitted against Williarp Joseph, the Democratic nominee, the latter was elected by 108. Worth township, with a school house fight as the issue, gave Walter Schooler, Democratic nominee, a plurality of 33 over Stark, nominated on the Citizens' ticket.
Reports official and unofficial, show the election of trustees by the following pluralities:
Marion—D. J. West........ 45 ...
Clinton—R. S. Kem ....... ..
Washington—Robert Love.. .. ^ugar Creek—S. V. Titus . 3 ... Jefferson—Otis U. Young .. 55 ... Center—F. M. LaFollette ..155 ...
Union—Geo. W. New...... 30 ...
Eagle—Walter Pitzer ...... 5 ...
Perry—Albert Abston ..... 54 ...
Hai^son—F. G. Ross...........
Jackibn—William Joseph .108 ... Worth—Walter Schooler ..33
There is talk of a contest of the election in Clinton township, where Carl Lambert, the Democratic nom-
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DEMOCRATS ARE SATISFIED WITH THIS SHOWING IN CONGRESS.
FRIENDLY SGDFFLERESDLTS SERIODSLY FOR M. CARNEY
DECLINES TO SERVE.
S. R. Artman Reaigna aa Trustee of SUte Normal.
Samuel R. Artaian, of this city, who waa on October 1 appointed by Governor Ralston aa a member of the board of troitees of th estate normal at Terre Haute, to serve nntil Jan. 6. 1916, after looking ove;r the Bitnation, decided that the position would require too mnch of his time, and on October 9 filed his resignation with the governor. The board is in seaalon today and it Is likely that a siiccessor to Mr Artman will be selected.
The Rev. Homer Dale, of thia city, clpsed tha revival meeting at ¿iharta-bhrf laat Thwraday night. wMoh haa h»ea' ilk procréai for tbrea weeXa. HMrt wait nineiean aeoeaaloiii to
NEW BRUNSWICK LAD IS HIT ON HEAD AND DOCTOR THINKS SKULL 18 FRACTURED.
In a friendly scuffie with a schoolmate. Orville Hancock, at New Brunswick Tuesday night, Hyera Carney, the 15-yearH>ld son of Moae Camey, of New Brunswick, was seriously injured. The scuffle grew a bit rough after a few minute« of play, and young Carney waa hit on the head, near the left temple. The blow nm dered him unconacious. Dr. John Hendricks, of Liston, was called, and gave it as his. opinion that a pût of the young man's skull waa fnctnred. The Carney youth is resting comparatively easy today.
WHEN THEY QO IN.
Moat of the New County Offleera Aa-auma Duties Jan. 1.
W. H. Parr, judge-elect, aucceeda himself next Tuesday. Cleve Goodwin, auditor-elect; Nelson J. Parr, treaanrer-elect, and Frank O. Staton, commii-aloner«Ieot from the first dlstriet, do not take their ofllces until Janvary. If It. AU the other county oflBeera ilaet wipi hagliit thetr term ^ aervlM iSMHjr 1 mf. Tha township pd^^iid^ ft f^
Champ Clark Will Be Re-elected Speaker, But There Will Be Contest for Floor Leadership.
A Washington dispatch says that Democratic administration leaders today claimed a majority of twenty-five In the lower house of congress and an increase of the senate majority from ten to fifteen. Speaker Champ Clark will be re-elected to that position, having been returned by a goodly majority, The election of Representative Underwood to the senate will precipitate a contest for the Democratic leadership in the house.
♦ ♦♦ MAN OF THE HOUR ♦
M. C. Long, generally known m Clark Long, la the man* who aueeaaa-fuUy piloted the Boone county DMnoeracy to vtctiay tot Tnaada». Mr. Long i« an «stranely^Biodeat aaii» lmtM «t tlM toft DamewetSfl*