Lebanon Pioneer (Newspaper) - October 22, 1914, Lebanon, Indiana
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VOLUME 56. NO. 31,
LEBANON, IND., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1914.
ESTABLISHED IN 1852.
mFOR HUSM'S DEATH
MRS. DARIUS D. LAYTON SUES THE BIG FOUR RAILROAD.
Alleges That Approaching Train, Exceeding Speed Limit, Was Hidden From View.
TAXES COMING SLOW.
Amount Taken In So Far Is Much Less Than Last Year.
County Treasurer, J. T. Frank Laughner reports that the collection of taxes this year is decidedly slow, and that the amount taken is over his counters so far is much behind last year at this time. There is but one more week of taxpaying, without becoming delinquent, and there will likely be a heavy run next week. The regular force in the treasurer's oflBce is being assisted by Miss Daisy Masters, of this city.
MARTIN A, MORRISON'S RECORD ÌN CONGRESS
Mrs. Ida Layton, widow of and administratrix of the estate of Darius D. Layton, who was killed on a railroad crossing in Brownsburg on Au-guest 10 last, has brought suit in the Boone circuit court against the Big Four Railroad Company for $10,000 damages. Roy W. Adney is the attorney for Mrs. Layton.
Mr. Layton met his death at the North Green street crossing in Brownsburg as he was starting to his home in Perry township, this county. At the Green street crossing, there are two tracks—the main line and a switch. It is alleged that on the day Mr. Layton was killed, a box car stood on the switch, which is on the south of the main track. This box car, it is averred, extended to the edge of the walk. Immediately south and west of the box car were sheds and other buildings, including a canning factory, which obscured the track to the west. It is averred that Mr. Layton did not see the train until he had driven onto the crossing and had no warning of its approach. The train which struck him was the Knickerbocker, a fast east bound train on the Big Four. The train struck the buggy and Mr. Layton was hurled a distance of 150 feet east of the crossing, being thrown between two rails of the switch. The horse was killed and parts of the buggy were carried three-quarters of a mile before the train was stopped. It is alleged that the train was traveling at a speed of between fifty-five and sixty-five miles an hour, in violation of the town ordinance of Brownsburg, which limits the speed of trains over street crossings there at six miles an hour.
Silas Dain, of Darlington, has purchased the Harry Ziegler grocery store at Thorntown.MRS. RALSTON ADDRESSES FEDERATED WOMEN'S CLODS
TO ANNUL MARRIAGE.
Guardian of John Stoops Authorized to Prosecute Suit.
The Hamilton Trust Company, as .guardian of John T. Stoops, a person of unsound mind, has been directed
WIFE OF GOVERNOR DECLARES THAT FEDERATION IS PART OF STATE'S PROGRESS.
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At the formal opening of the eighth annual convention of the Indiana Federated Clubs, at Evansville Tuesday night, Mrs. Samuel M. Ralston, wife of the governor, and first vice-president of the federation, replied to the address of welcome delivered by Mrs. F. M. Hostetter, president of the Evansville federation, and Mrs. W. J. Torrance, president of the federation in the Evansville district. Miss Vida Newsom, of Columbus, closed the evening session with the president address.
In her response to the address of welcome, Mrs. Ralston said there are hundreds of women "throughout our noble state who will in thought follow our programs and rejoice with us in our festivities." (
"Your splendid welcome," she told the hostess, "is not intended solely for delegates, but for the larger circle represented here. It is too late in the day to question the purpose of the federation. It has become a part of the state's progress.
"It is a scattered family, standing in an unbroken line, believing in the sanctity of the home and the integ rity between man and woman. With honest pride, we offer you our deeds accomplished, and, standing on the vantage ground of the past, we pledge you a consecrative effort toward betterment of humanity."
About 500 delegates are attending
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ALEXANDER FAILS TO LOCATE MISSING WIFE
Clyde Alexander, formerly of Thorn-town, but who is now barbering at Hortonville, was in Lebanon the first of the week looking for his wife, Myrtle Alexander, and their eleven-months-old baby, who, he says, disappeared about the tenth of this month. Alexander was unsuccessful in finding his wife and baby in this city, although a lady answering her description had been seen at the Busy Bee restaurant, the Mazda hotel and the
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LARGE CROWD HOLDS FAST TO LOOSE CHANGE.
Effort to Provide Good Music for Public Concerts Meets With Discouragement.
The Lebanon and Whitestown bands, consolidated into an organization of more than forty capable musicians, gave a delightful concert on the southeast comer of the public square Wednesday evening. According to Director H. P. Coates, it will be the last.
Plans had been made to consolidate the two bands for the winter season, for the purpose of giving a number of public concerts here and at Whitestown, and for the open-air concert season next summer. To carry out this plan requires money. Each piece of music for a band of forty musicians costs in the neighborhood of five dollars, and there is, in addition, the cost of a director and room rent for rehearsals. As a means of raising money, last night was designated as "Tag Night," and everyone tagged was expected to respond with a piece of change for the band.
It cost between forty and fifty dollars to put on Wednesday night's concert, and the moniflcent eum of eight doUsn WM realised through the tag* gtng procwee. There was mn imr «MOM erowl on the «tnetai, bat pmh
Cottage millinery store Saturday afternoon. This lady -was in the company of an older woman. Inquiry at the mitten factory and other places which employ women and girls failed to bring any trace of Mrs. Alexander
Alexander says that he was em ployed at Thorntown up to about the middle of September, when he went to Hortonville. On September 28 his wife visited him there, and when she left she told him she intended to return to Thorntown. The following day he received a letter from her informing him that she had changed her mind and would go to Qtterbein to visit her parents. Later he learned that she did not reach Qtterbein un til the first of October. She remained with her parents, he says, until the tenth of this month, when she left for a day's visit in Lafayette. Then she disappeared.
Mr. Alexander is at a loss to explain his wife's actions. He says she had a long, siege of illness not long ago, which left her in a weakened coii dition, and he thinks this may have affected her mind and caused her to wander from home.
Former Lebanon Couple Divorced.
Mrs. Flora Hopp has been granted a divorce from Fred Hopp in the Montgomery circuit court on her charge that he abused her and was frequently intoxicated. They were married in this city and formerly resided here.
Earl Crawford has been secured by the Progressives for a speech on the public square Saturday afternoon.
pie who have been attending ^d enjoying the band concerts all season turned the tag girls down when they were asked to make a small contri bution, and some even acted as if they were insulted when approached with a tag. The band boys announce that they are through, that all attempts at consolidation are oft, and that there will be no concerts. They had to dig out of their own pockets to pay the expenses of l«st nig^tfa concert, and they do nit feel that they should be nquind to ptj tot the filTttete of mtiutMag oOMt
CONGRESSMAN MARTIN A. MORRISON.
He helped to overthrow Cannonism and to place the business of the house within the control of the members of the house.
He has labored to redeem the pledges which he made to the people.
He voted for the proposed amendment giving a dollar a day pension to each union soldier of the civil war who served ninety days or more and was honorably discharged, and voted for all bills increasing pension rates and liberalizing pension laws for soldiers, their widows and children.
He voted for the election of United ^tAtes Benators by direct vote of the people.
He voted for the right of the federal government to levy an income tax and for the tax levied thereunder.
He voted for the new currency law to break up the financial monopoly of Wall street, and prevent the making of panics by financial manipulators.
He voted to raise the tariff in the interest of the people and against the greed of the trusts.
He voted for all labor legislation, including in all more than twenty bUls. He voted for all anti-trust bills.
He has supported President Wilson in all matters involved in the action of the house of representatives, yie has given all his time to his 'Inlctat duties and the service of his constituents.
•PAST PERFORMANCE IS A BETTER GUARANTY THAN IS A PROMISE FOR THE FUTURE."
Fred S. Purnell, of Attica, Republican candidate for congress from the ninth district, has been speechmaking in Boone county this-week. Monday night he talked at headquarters in this city; Tuesday night in the town hall at Zionsville; Wednesday night at Elizaville, and tonight he will appear at Mechanicsburg.
Announcement has been made that Fred Landis will be unable to speak here for the Progressives on October 31, his dates having been rearranged by the state committee. An effort will be made to secure another speaker.
The Republicans announce that Jesse Eschbaugh, Republican floor leader in the house of representatives of the last legislature, will discuss the state issues at the opera house in this city Friday night, October 30.
W. A. Pierson, of New Albany, Progressive candidate for secretary of state, will speak at the opera house on the evening of October 31, filling the date of Fred Landis, who has been called to Ohio.
Governor Samuel M. Ralston will speak at the opera house in Lebanon Thursday evening, October 29. There will be a big parade preceding the speaking, in which five bands will participate.
M. E. Foley addressed a large and enthusiastic meeting of Democrats at Whitestown Tuesday evening. He will speak at Zionsville tonight and at Thorntown next Wednesday evening.
C. A. Ford, Progressive candidate for congress from the ninth district, addressed the Bull Moosers at the headquarters in this city Monday night
IN THE CITY SCHOOLS
WILL OPEN NEXT WEEK.
New Colonial Theater Will Soon Ready for Business.
The new Colonial Theater, in the First Rural Loan building, on North Lebanon street, will likely open for business about the middle of next week. Work on the room, it is thought, will be completed this week, and the placing of the moving picture equipment will take a few days more.
Actual work on the Lafayette & Northwestern Railroad Company was started at Lafayette Wednesday when the first stake for the survey for the interurban line was driven at the town limits of West Lafayette on State street, near Purdue University.WOMIUIKILlEDIIIilinO
MRS. GAIL MIERS STRUCK BY TRAIN IN INDIANAPOLIS.MIINYLOGIILPEOPLEIITTEND PALMER-COOMBS WEDDING
BEN COOMBS AND MISS ESTHER COOMBS ARE MEMBERS OF BRIDAL PARTY.
Was Riding In Machine With Her Dl. vorced Husband, Morgan L. Mlers, of Greensburg.
Miss Beulah Coombs and Edward B. Palmer were married at 8:00 o'clock Wednesday evening in the Third Christian church, at Indianapolis, by the Rev, T. W. Grafton. The church was decorated beautifully with palms and tall cathedral candles. Miss Gertrude Wilmington sang "Beloved, It Is Mom," Miss Gretchen Steeg sang "A Dawning" and Miss Grace Black, organist, played "The Bridal Chorus" from "Lohengrin" for the entrance of the bride and her attendants. Virgil Linn, in a dainty white frock, with pink ribbons, carried the ring in a basket of pink rose buds. The bridesmaids. Miss Marian Yager, Miss Ferrili Ashly and Miss Marie Stephenson, walked before Miss Esther Coombs, of Lebanon, the maid of honor. The bride entered with her brother, Ben H. Coombs, of Lebanon, who gave her in marriage.
Arthur Gemmer was the best man and Raymond Tucker and Robert Bamhill were the ushers. The bride's gown was white crepe de chine fashioned with a charmeuse train. Her veil, which was worn cap effect, was arranged with a wreath of lilies of the valley. She carried a shower bouquet of bride roses. Miss Esther Coombs wore a gown of pink silk crepe and her flowers were pink roses. Miss Yager and Miss Stephenson wore white crepe re chine gowns and carried pink chrysanthemums. Miss
At Tuesday morning's chapel exercises in the Lebanon high school, a pleasant treat was provided for the students, Mrs. James H. Black contributing a violin number to the program. The high school orchestra provided some excellent music, under the direction of Leslie Troutman. A surprise was pulled off in the way of a mock wedding, in which Floyd Perkins took the part of the bridgegroom. Miss Edna Hill the bride, and Herbert Ransdell the officiating minister.
A sewing department has been added to the Lebanon high school, and has an enrollment of twenty-two girls from the junior and senior classes. Miss Kindlg, of the reralar faculty, is the instructor. The sewing is to be taken By only those who so desire, but many applications have had to be turned down on account of limited room.
Ward Lambert, basketball coach in the Lebanon high school, has refused an offer of $1,500 a year to take charge of the science department and the athletics in the Hammond high school. The otter was made by C. M. McDaniels, superintendent of the Hammond schools.
A home talent play, "Out of Town," was given by the students of the Thorntown high school Tuesday night. The play was in charge of Misses Celine Neptune and Gladys Larue, of the faculty.
The athletic association of the high school has elected Edwin Bush, president; Oris DeVoU vice-president; Paul Hooper, secretary; Charles Partner, treasurer.
The faculty of the Atlanta scl^ools visited the local high school Friday.
Edward Nichols, who claims to have been the negro porter in the Herman Rosenthal pool room In New York City at the time Rosenthal was murdered, and whose testiinony in the case contributed largely to the conviction of the four gunmen and JUett* tenant of Police Becker; was placed in Jail here Suntey afternoon on a charge of fighting with Oust Vakme, a Greek, who runs a restanrtnt on South street, opposite the IntemtlMA ■Utlon. Nieholt ctaOpis thnt he wm •horC«lMU|gM hr the Oreek, And Ml klek pNokplteted the fight. The mm
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in Indianapolis last April. He has been in Lebanon since fair week, and has been shining shoes and doing other work in t^e Smith bart>er shop. He Is well educated, having graduated from a college for colored people in Washington. For three years he was an interne In the Roosevelt Hospital in New Tork City.
Nichols was releaied Tuesday. It developod that his side of tho trou* ble irith the .Ore«k wm about m itcont tt the other fellow's» and the eoloMd muL WM flfia bin liberty,
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Mrs. Gail Miers, 58 years old, of Greensburg, died at the Deaconess Hospital, in Indianapolis, at 11:15 o'clock Tuesday morning from injuries suffered when an inbound Big Four passenger train struck an automobile in which she was riding with Morgan L. Miers, her divorced husband, at Fletcher avenue and the Big Four tracks, in Indianapolis.
Mrs. Miers was formerly Miss Gail Hamilton, of Lebanon. She was the daughter of Morgan Hamilton, who about twenty-five years ago conducted a grocery store on the west side of the public square, in the room now occupied by Omer A. Bürgin. The Hamiltons came here from Greensburg, and moved back to that city from Lebanon.
Morgan L. Miers is 62 years old, a prominent Democrat of Decatur county, a director in the Third National Bank of Greensburg, and lives on a farm near Burney, eight miles west of Greensburg. He was driving the automobile and suffered a broken left leg and internal injuries, which, it is thought, will not prove fatal. Both were taken to the Deaconess Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Miers have been divorced for some time, but they frequently went to Indianapolis together to purchase clothing and articles for their daughter, Mary, a student at Lurton, Mass., or their son, Roy, a student in the University of Illinois. The daughter lived with her mother in Greensburg and the son with his father on the farm.
Opinions vary as to how the accident occurred. A. B. Fairchild, flagman at the crossing, told Sergeant Dever, of the Indianapolis police, that the automobile stopped on the tracks The machine was struck in the middle and carried a block by the train, which was running about thirty miles an hour, it is said. Mrs. Miers was taken from beneath the machine and Miers still was at the wheel, which he gripped as though still driving.
Fairchild told Bicycleman Brady
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COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE DECIDED SUNDA Y
The baseball championship of Boone county will be decided Sunday at a game to be played at Moose park in this city between a team organized by "Bunny" Pearce and consisting of only Lebanon and Advance players and the Mechanicsburg team. The game will be called at two o'clock. The lineup is as follows:
Lebanon—Pavey, 3b; B. Walls, ss; Heflin, If; Purdue, rf; Pearce, lb; Cox, 2b; Tomlinson, cf; O. Walls, c; Beaver, p.
Mechanicsburg—Roberts, cf; Hall, rf; Mundell, If; Parker, 2b; Silver,
CRAZY MAN IS LOOSE.
Residents of Maple Grove Call Assistance from Sheriff.
Residents of the Maple Grove neighborhood, three miles east of Lebanon, reported Wednesday night to Sheriff McRoberts that a crazy man had made his appearance among them, and was doing all sorts of crazy things, not the least of which was threatening some of the farmers. Until an affldavit is filed in some of the minor courts, no action can be taken by the sheriff. The Maple Grove people say the crazy man is probably a peddler, as he carries a pack on his back, and that he is a whale of a man, weighing at least 260 pounds.
Jealous Man Injures Girl.
Miss Cecile Brown, 18 years old, was attacked and slightly injured by an unknown taian near her home, a mile east of Mace, Tuesday evening. The attack followed th^ receipt of anonymous letters of a threatening nature relative to Miss Brown's friendship for a young man of Mace.
Qolna Up With the Red Men.
Frank McConanghy, formerly of this city, Itut.now of Franklin, was Tuesday advanced from the position of great Junior sagamore to that of great senior sagamore, at the forty-sixth annual session of the Great Council of the Ited Men of iidiana, In session at Indianapolis.
Mrs. Isaac SH^onae. of RoekvlUe» the **Otimir OonttMor»" «dtfvMMd flM
3b; McMullen, ss; Warren, lb; Sha-han, c; Blubaugh, p.
Bluford Walls has been with the St. Joe club in the Western League this season, and Beaver and Walls, of Advance, playing with the Lebanon team, have been with the Lafayette Red Sox.
Practically the same team fought for the county championship last year, and Sunday's game, it is predicted, will be well worth the money.PfiinTHEBIIllllIS WLlllOIWBICEFIIIDin
UNDER THE SUPERVISION OP ELECTION COMMISSIONERS.
The Pioneer Will Print County, Town* ship and Referendum Ballots for the County.
The Pioneer job office will, beginning Friday, print the county, town* ship and referendum ballots to~ be used at the polls in Boone county on Tuesday, November 3. The work will be done under the supervision of the local election board, consisting of James Gardner, clerk of the ciiooit court; E. C. Oullion, representing the Democratic committee, and Clark L. Lindsay, representing the Progressive committee.
The law requires that there be printed two ballots of each kind for every voter, and a surplus to gonrd against any loss. As Center and Sugar Creek townships use the m«^ chines, only a small number will bet printed for these townships, to pxo-vide against the failure of the mt' chines to operate.
The state ballots are printed ^hg^ the state printer, and have livered to the state prlntlnc botti* whoN they are being eemtid niii shipped to the. several ecmaUm, ^ thtt bullote will bi ^^Mtd tk tht emi tedf of tlM OMk tf .tbtt «IN^