Lebanon Pioneer (Newspaper) - October 29, 1914, Lebanon, Indiana
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VOLUME 56. NO. 32.
LEBANON, IND., THUflBOAV, OCTOB6II 29, 1914.
ESTABLISHED IN IStt.
CREDITORS HOLD HIM HERE WITH NUMEROUS SUITS.
Arrangements Are Made Wednesday Whereby All Debts Are Paid, and He's On His Way.
Loaded in a freight car ready for shipment to Las Animas, Colo., Fred Altum, who recently disposed of most of his personal property at public sale, has been from Saturday until today in getting his household goods started. The delay was caused by Yarious creditors who did not like to see Altum leave the state without making some sort of settlement.
First the Lebanon Hardware Company filed a suit on account and note for 1156.10 Saturday in Justice of the Peace Harlan's court, and an attachment was made on the carload of household goods. Then the First National Bank brought suit in the justice's court on two notes, one for $920 and the other for |220. Mr. Altum paid off the hardware company's account, and the bank then withdrew its proceedings in the justice of the peace court and filed action in the circuit court. A second attachment was then issued. The Citizens' Loan and Trust Company, as trustee for William Means, had an account of $52.80 against Altum, and was ready to file suit when Mr, Altum paid the claim. Monday the J. C. Brown Hardware Company filed a claim for $400, and Tuesday the Citizens' Bank of Whltestown brought suit in the circuit court, asking Judgment against Altum on two notes, one for $1,200, on which B. W. Ross was surety, and the other for $1,112, on which P. A. Altum was surety. Both notes were executed Nov. 6, 1913 A nnmber of other creditors made their appear-; ance with small claims, and it began to look as if Altum was due to remain In Lebanon.
Wednesday afternoon, however, arrangements were made whereby a suflScient sum of money to cover all the indebtedness is placed in the hands of W. J. DeVel, acting as trustee, the attachment on the car is released, and Altum is free to go on his way. No bankruptcy proceedings are to be filed, as was at first rumored. the creditors will be paid in full, and the cases in court will be dismissed.
Mr. Altum is a young farmer of Center township, and a .hustler. It is said that he made an unfortunate land deal in Colorado, in which he lost $2.500. and that this was the beginning of his financial troubles. At his recent sale he disoosed of over seven thousand dollars worth of
♦ •♦ MARRIAGES ♦
Fay Hazelrlgg, son of John Hazel-rigg, and Miss Pearl Dorsett, formerly of Martinsville, were united in marriage Saturday afternoon in the parlors of the Farmers' State Bank, the Rev. Homer Dale officiating. The young couple will reside at Hazilrigg.
Herman Campbell, of Muncie, and Miss Vada Powell, of Kokomo, were married Sunday at the home of the bride's brother, Harry Powell, in Kokomo. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell are both former residents of Lebanon.
SAVED WOMAN'S LIFE.
Brakeman J. H. Barton Prevents Fatal Accident.
The quick action of Freight Brake-man J. H. Barton, of the Central Indiana, saved the life of an elderly woman on South Lebanon street Monday evening. The lady, whose name is unknown, did not hear the noise of the switching engine, and stepped directly in its path. Barton, who was riding on the pilot, sprang to her side and pulled her off the track in time to prevent a fatal accident.
TO RELIEVE THE SUFFERING UND «ID THOSE III TROUBLE
DIRECTORY OF COUNTY CHARITABLE AND CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS.
(Continued on Page Eight.)LIST OF HCTORS FOR REM REVISED
SOME OF MEN NAMED IN SEPTEMBER ARE DISQUALIFIED.
County Commissioners Complete List of Those Who Will Serve Next Tuesday.
The Board of State Charities has issued a special October bulletin, giving a directory of the charitable and correctional institutions of the state. The Boone county list is as follows:
County jail, Lebanon. B. B. Mc-Roberts, sheriff.
County Poor Asylum, Lebanon. Located one and one-naif miles southeast of Lebanon. W. T. Randle, superintendent.
Board of Children's Guardians: Dr. Kirk Waldo Robbins, president; Mrs. Lillian Comley, secretary; William Means, Mrs. Mary McCaslin, Mrs. Fronia McKey, John W. Jones; post office of all members, Lebanon.
County Organization Society, Lebanon. Purpose: To relieve the suffering or aid them in any way possible. Supported by private contributions. President, John Jones; secretary, Mrs. Ben F. McKey.
Sunshine Society of high school, Lebanon. Purpose: To take sunshine where there is none. Supported by dues and entertainments. President, Harriet Ashley; Ruth Campbell, faculty adviser.
Judge of circuit court, W. H. Parr, Lebanon.
Attendance officer, W. H. Ashley, Lebanon.
Anti-Tuberculosis Society of Boone County. Dr. A. B. Jones, Lebanon, president; H. A. Beck, Lebanon, secretary.
County health commissioner. Dr. H. A. Beck, Lebanon.
Probation officer, W. H. Ashley, Lebanon.
Board of county commissioners, James Cobb, James Smock. C. W. Bristley.
Crawford Baptist Industrial School, Zionsville. W. H. Baldock, superintendent.
Williams Hospital, 117 South East street, Lebanon. Dr. W. H. Williams, superintendent.
WHO'S WHO ON THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET
Joseph A. Coons, Democratic ofmlnee for representative from Boone county, was bbm in Jackson township, tbis ooimty, Oct. 11. 18C3; attended the district schools of his township, ànd afterward attended Wabash College
and the Indian« State Nonnal; taught .flye years in his home township; served : «8 ; superintendent of the county schools ^Iroim 1891 to 1897; became connected the First National.Bank in 1897, was jàiicted asslstaht cashier in 1898 and caMUer in 4900, sUll iiolding the latter posMon: Mr. Coons was the Democratic nominee for representative in 1912, and w«é elected by a plurality of 1,382. As a m^her of the sixty-eighth general assembly- of the state of Indiana he was re-gat^ded as a conservative, careful member» striving at all times to serve the be^ interests of the people.
l^e House Journal, the official record oi me legislature, shows that during the session of 1913, in which Mr. Coons par-tici;>ated, there were presented 49 bills pertaining to highways, and because of the popular a^tation for placing all county roads under one head the bill providing tor the county road superintendent (tsommonly known as the gravel road law} came up and became a law, and out of tfle one hundred members in the house only twelve voted against this bill, one of whom was Representative Coons. (House Journal, page 1008.)
On the inheritance tax law, Mr. Coons also voted "No," for the reason, as he expresses it: "A tax on property that has paid the lawful rate of taxation during the period of its accumulation is unjust and a burden which my con* science will not permit me to sanction." (House Journal, page 523.)
Representative Coons again went on record for fairness, equality and equity to all mankind when he voted against the present automobile license, or special tax, law, and as one of his reasons for so voting is again best ex-« pressed in his own words: "I see no justice in making a farmer pay a special tax on his automobile and permit the four-horse oil wagon of John D. Rockefeller to travel upon the same highway and pay not a cent of special tax for the privilege."
A bill was introduced providing that counties of 25,000 or over SHALL employ an inspector of weights and measures. This bill lacked only one vote of passing the house. By the efforts of Mr. Coons the bill'which became a law was amended so as to read 50,000 instead of 25,000. As the salary of the inspector is from |1,500 to |1,800 per year, Boone county is being saved that amount of money and another salaried (^cer. (House Journal, page 1037.)
These are not all the measures where upon roll call Mr. Coons voted "No," for of over 1,300 bills presented only 363-became laws. Mr. Coons' attitude, however, was not always negative. He was not against legislation and the enactment of good laws—laws for the benefit of the people of his state and county.
When the bill for vocational education, fbr the better training of boys and girls for the pursuits which each was to trilow in after years, came up for passage—true to the interests of all—Mr. GlMns voted "Yes." (House Journal, page 740.) y
When thé resolution came befon tWje&eral assembly to tak» the elec« Uim of United Stfttes senatèt otft of ttf^lmi and «ire tt to all tlté vedple. where they could express their wishes direet, as to who should represent them in the senate of our nation, again Mr. Coons voted "Yes." (House Journal, page 1148..
He also voted for the public utility law, health laws, a law preventing the spread of hog cholera, a law preventing the spread and control of diseases
Joseph A. Coons.
♦ ♦♦ MINOR COURTS ♦
J. C. Brown & Co., of this city, have taken'-^ judgment in Justice of the Peace Wilson's court, in Wshington township, against Harry Reagan, of Mechanicsburg, for |30 and costs, on account.
Irene Miller brought suit in Justice Perrill's court Monday against Jesse Dodson, for possession of property and dan\ages. *TMSOESIEIIIS: FOR cnilllll UKL
Possibility, Indiana Paeer, Goes Mile In 2:02% at Birmingham.
Possibility, the Russiaville horse, the owner of which declined to attempt to beat the local track record during the county fair unless special inducements wer6 offered, has won honors in the south. A dispatch from Binninghas), Ala., says: "Possibility's mile in 2:02% on the local track, was a splendid performance for the Indiana pacer, and reflects great credit on Seth Plain, who has trained him and drove him the mile which marked a new track record for Birmingham."
Otto Heflin was jailed by Chief of Police Ellis Wednesday night for intoxication.CITY SCHOOL TEH «RE «TTEMOme STATE MEETING
INDIANA ASSOCIATION IS HOLDING ITS SIXTY-FIRST AN-NUAL SESSION.
The Indiana State Teachers' Association convened today in Indianapolis for its sixty-first session. The meeting will continue for three days. Nearly all of the teachers in the Lebanon schools are attending today's session, school. being dismissed for the day. The teachers are making their headquarters at the Severin Hotel. The general meetings will be held in Tomlinson hall, Caleb Mills hall and Roberts Park church. President W. E. Stone, of Purdue University, is president of the association, and will deliver the inaugural address Thursday evening. He will also preside at the entertainment to be given by the Chicago Ensemble quartet in Tomlinson hall Friday evening and at the business session on Saturday morning.
The county commissioners Tuesday made a final revision of the list of in-spector.s who will serve at the election next Tuesday, A number of the men named at the September session of the commissioners have been disqualified for service on account of relationship to some of candidates or for other causes. The inspectors who will serve are as follows:
Marion—^Precinct 1, Charles Walker; 2, Charles C. Howard; 3, Miles E. Smith.
Clinton—Precinct 1, Ollie U. Mun-dell; 2, J. A. DuVall.
Washington—Precinct 1, Alonzo Perkins; 2, Jerome Robison.
Sugar Creek—Precinct 1, Marion A. Davis.
Jefferson—^Precinct 1, David U. Sanders: 2, O. R. McDonald; 3, Val Biggins.
Center—Precinct 1, B. F, Herdrich; 2, Thomas N. Kersey; 3, H. M. Coulter; 4, Harvey P. New.
Union—Precinct 1, A. H. Snyder; t, Ritfus Conrad.
Bagie—Precinct 1, J. S. Shelbume; 2, Herschel H. Avery; 3, John H. Du-gmn.
Perry—^Precinct 1, Charles M. Dickerson; 2, George A. Everett.
Harrison—Precinct 1, George J. Idnton; 2, W. Frank Harrison.
Jackson—Precinct 1, Carl C. Bowman; 2, E. M. Graves; 3, Samuel E. Ronk; 4, Elltha If. Dale.
Wortli—Pf«ci&et 1, 8. R. 8t«wart; X CbaHM L IQItor.
Will Have to Defend Title.
Cai Daily, formerly of Lebanon, who has held the state balk-line billiard championship for a number of years, has been challenged to defend his title by Percy M. Collins, of Indianapolis.
LEBimON ELKS TO LOCATE N GlISTLE HULL RUILDINC
SECOND FLOOR TO BE REMODELED TO ACCOMMODATE THE ANTLERED HERD.
♦ ♦♦ IN THE CITY SCHOOLS ♦
The senior class of the Lebanon high school now has an enrollment of sixty-five, and the class will be the second largest class to get diplomas from the local institution. The class of 1912 had seventy-six members. The members of the senior class are: Esther Gardner, Allyn Adams, Ruth Alkire, Catherine Allen. Winnie Ashley, Margaret Bowen, Juanita Budd, Jennie Butler, Viola Church, Hazel Dickerson, Sarah Fogle, Constance Groover, Lottie Hill, Hortense Holsten, Bessie James, Florence Kersey, Marie Kincaid, Nora Klncaid, Lois Moore, June Mullen, Miss Peters, Ruth Peters, Jean Shirley, Daisy Stewart, Laurel Sullivan, Dorothy Witt, Harriet Ashley, Orpha Casey, Moselle Clifton, Pauline Ells-berry, Blanch Hunt, No^a Roberts, Cordia Higgins, Golda Evans, June Flanlngam, George Adams, Chris Blew, Herechel Clark, Paul Church, Charles Cross, Oris DeVoI, Earl Dye, Grover Flaningam, Vinson Hartley, Walter Herdrich, Byron Jones, Caryl Kern, Albert Nelson, Charles Partner, Lloyd Reath, Raymond Tucker^ Meredith Smith, Russel Swails, Rush Um-
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♦ ♦♦ POLITICAL NOTES ♦
W. A. Pierson, of New Albany, candidate for secretary of state on the Progressive ticket, will speak at the opera house Saturday night.
Jesse Eschbach, of Warsaw, will soeak at the opera house Friday night He has served five terms in the state legislature, and for the past three terms has been the minority leader. This will be the closing meeting of the campaign for the Republicans,
Fred S. Pumell, Republican candidate for congress from the ninth district, addressed a fair-sized crowd
from a stand on the east side of the public square Friday night. He followed closely the dope sent out by the state committee, charging the Democratic state administration with extravagance.
Earl Crawford, a former Democrat, from Milton, talked about an hour to the Progressives Saturday afternoon in the court room. The bad weather prohibited an openair meeting. As a member of the last legislature, Mr. Crawford lays claim to the knowledge that there was some inside work and some juggling done in the house. He did not lay the blame to any one per-
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COLONIAL THEATER OPENING
After the first of January, Lebanon Lodge, No. 635, B. P. O. Elks, wiU be located in their new quarters, on the .second floor of Castle Hall building, lon the north side of the public square, vacating their club rooms on the third floor of the Shelby buUding, on West Main street.
With the exception of the room occupied by J. C. Damall & Company, abdtractors, and the room temporarily occupied by Dr. H. N. Coons, the Elks will have the enUre second floor. At the expiration of Mr. Dal^ naU'i lease, or at soch time as Mr. Damall may lecttre other quart«»,
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The new Colonial theater, in the First Rural Loan Association building, on North Lebanon street, opened its doors to the public Wednesday afternoon. The theater is one of the finest, most complete and best arranged moving picture houses in the state. The building is fireproof, all the walls being of brick, the ceiling of steel and the floors of concrete. The operator's booth is built of concrete, steel and brick. The ventilation of the theater is a feature. The typhoon system is used, two large fans sap-plying 80,000 cubic feet of fresh air per minute through openings'in the ceiling.
The theater has five double exit doors e<ittipped with Von Puprin panic bolts that unlock automatically. The floor has a four-foot, eiffbt>Iiioh incline which giv« aa unotetmeted view of the stage a&d MMta tnm teat I& tka brniw. Tto mUHf eapMttjriiMei
The screen to be used in the show ing of pictures is a nine by twelve foot radium gold fibre scre^ the very latest improvement in projestion surface especially designed to eliminate eye strain.
The Interior decorations are of beautiful design, in Tiffany effect. The decorative work wai done by Cecil R. Swaim, of Zionsville. wlio Is recognled as a top-notcher In this line.
CALI. FOR MEETING.
County C^ncil of Sunday School Workera on Friday.
The couaclV of the Boone Coun'tj Sunday School Astoelation will ho! a meeUng at the. Methodist church In this city Friday, October 80. at o'clock p. m. President B. 8. Grose urgenUy retuestp that all. Sunday ■tiiool iffperintandents attend thla iHMttBC» u iiatten of ttBaral iniar-m an to W
DIED IN N' W MEXICO.
B. P. Bryce W; . a Former School Teacher ' i Boone County.
The burial ' . B. R. Bryce, who died at Fort Baykrd, N. M., October 20, took place at Crown Hill cemetery in Indianapolis Tuesday afternoon. Short services were held at the Shirley undertaking establishment, 3020 North Illinois street. The Masons had charge of the funeral service.
Mr. Bryce was 36 years of age He was bom in Owen county, this state, and after a course in the high school there, attended the State Normal at Terre Haute. Later he taught school in Owen and Boone counties.
For the the past six years he had been supervising principal in the Phil-lippine schools. More than a year ago he contracted tuberculosis, and went to New Mexico for his health. He belonged to the Masonic lodge at Whltestown.
Jesse H. Troutman, 31, and Vera V. Worrell, 19, both of Boone county.
Fay Hazelrlgg, 22, and Pearl Dor-sett, 24, both of Hazelrigg.
George F. Toney, 22, and Edna Esix, 18, both of Thomtown.
Ben Hartley Coombs, 34, and Beu lah Campbell, 31, both of jLebanon.OPENINe OF LYCEUM COURSE ATTRIICTS URGE AUOIENCE
GREAT HIT MADE IN LEBANON BY THE RIHELDAFFER-SKI. BIN8KY COMPANY.
NATIONAL COMMITTEEMAN MANOS $25,000.
Allege« False, Malicious and Defam* atory Utterance« In Wednesday'« Edition of the News.
National Committeeman Thomas Taggart has begun proceedings against the Indianapolis News for criminal and civil libel. That newspaper's comment on the removal of Frank X. O'Brien from the Democratic ticket in Marion county was one of the causes, but there were a number of editorial and news articles in the issue of Wednesday which caused Taggart to bring the suit. Among other things the News said: "We have the most thorou^-going contempt for the machine that is in control in Indiana. It is a m^ace to the political, social and religious life of the people of the state. Compared with it Carthage was a Puritan village. We ask the people of Indiana to meditate on the shame of having their affairs absolutely controlled by Bell, Donn Roberts, Tom Taggart and Crawford Fairbanks. These are the men who.makes up our Hoosier Carthage which corrupts and debauches everything brought within the sphere of its influence." Frank X. O'Brien was put off the county ticket Wednesday by court or» der, as a candidate for juvenile judge, when it was discovered that he had a criminal record in St. Louis. The News intimated in its editorials and neys articles that Taggart and others named were aware of the man's record at the time he was nominated. That newspaper then proceeded to charge that his name had been kept on the ticket in order that he might be used. The fact is that Taggart never even saw the man O'Brien until suit had been begun by the Marion county Democratic committee to remove his niwe from the ticjcet. QfBriw- hiad been: nominated In the direct primaries last spring.
When' it became known that Taggart was about to file his eriminal libel suit Richard Smith, editor of the News, called Taggart by telephone, stating that the editorials would bo cut out of later editions, and there would be proper retractions. Billy Blodgett was sent in a hurry to deliver the same message. But the suit went on. Today's edition of the News is not so rabid as it has been for several days, and apologies are made to Mr^ Taggart.
Mayor Joseph E. Bell will bring similar suits because of the same articles and editorials.
POPULAR YOUNG PEOPLE OF LEBANON TAKE THE VOWS
Ceremony at Christian Church Witnessed by Immediate Relatives and Friends.
The Lebanon Lyceum Course opened Monday evening at the Central Christian church, with the Rlheldaf-fer-Sklbinsky Company as the attraction. The audience was laitie and appreciative and the perfbimance was enUrely satisfactory. . Madame Grace HaU-Rlheldaffer possessea a pure soprano of great beauty and flexibility. Added to thla is a pe^ sbnaUty that endears her to her hear> en. Her sdectlons were of the highest. class, affording a-^de compass for her voice, and included "Ave Maria,". Bach-Gounod; "Deputs C Jour," (LoulM), Charpentier: "La Serena^ ta," Momtowrid; "Cmo Nome." (Mr
(CoBtittMd on Pm» W^ty "
The marriage of Miss Beulah Campbell, daughter of Mrs. Amanda Campbell, of East Main street, and Ben Hartley Coombs was solemnized at 4:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, at the Central Christian church, by the Rev. A. L. Ward, in the presence of members of the two families and a number of intimate friends. The ceremony was beautiful and impressive in its simplicity.
As the invited guests assembled. Miss Mary Coons, the organist, who is also a close friend and sorority sister of the bride, played four organ numbers—"Bridal Song," Jensen; "MediUUon," Massanet; "Evening Song," Johnson; "Minuet," Beetho* ven. Lee Campbell, of Thomtown, a cousin of the bride, sang in a riob tenor voice, "Believe Me if All Thoaa Endearing Young Charms," and MlM Esther Coombs, cousin of the bride> groom, sang, "Could I Love Tliaa More," Miller, and "It Is Not Be* cause Your Heart Is Mine," Lohr. At. the processional the "Bridal Chorua**-(Lohengrin) was played, and U» Dozen's "To a Wild Rose" waa tha accompaniment to the wedding ierr* Ice. .
The Rev. A. L. Ward, pastor of ib» Central Christian church, enland first from the north vestibule. Thm bridasmaida, Mlasaa Maud Witt. Ba«h ,lah Davit and Fam Coona, aa4 ^ttik. ushers. Brush Molntyre, Bart Wiat«f» and Frank Aduar, walkad éimrn fíim^
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