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Petersburg Press (Newspaper) - November 5, 1915, Petersburg, Indiana Ithe Petersburg volume 47.Petersburg, Pike county Indiana november 5, 1915. No. 50francisj posed eat stills the Silvery voice of the great orator Hon. Francis b. Posey one of the Bezik known men this county Ever a winced died at his Home in the City of Rockport Indiana at five o Dock last sunday afternoon. Or. Posey bad suffered for some months from a liver complaint but his illness did not become serious until about two weeks since. Many of his most devoted friends did not know that he was sick and to them the news of his death was a great blow. Or. Posey who was a native of this county moved to Evansville about a Twenty years ago to engage in the pm Tice of Law and two years ago after having served ten years i Surveyor of the port at Evansville he moved to Rockport to engage in the practice of Law at that place. Or. Posey was Best known As a Republican orator and politician. He was one of the Moat pleasing and eloquent speakers this state Ever produced and ranked among the Republican party s Ablest men. He we known in every county in this 3t�te a of in most of the states Oie the Central West. He maintained his interest in politics to the last and until a few Days before his death had delivered speeches in Kentucky and had written voluminous by for a paper in Owensboro Kentucky with which he was connected in support of the Republican state ticket to be voted on at the election of last tuesday. Francis Blackburn Posey was born in Petersburg Indiana on the 28th Day of april. 1848, and was the youngest and last surviving of six children born to or. John w. Posey and his wife. Sarah Blackburn Posey. Or. Posey was born in South Carolina and came to Indiana with his parents in 1804. The family located in Knox county near Vin Cennes. Or. Posey came to Pike county in 1830 and engaged in the practice of Medicine Here until 1<s55, when he retired. He was a surgeon of marked ability for that time and at the Battle of Shiloh in the rebellion he had chars re of a Field Hospital he was also in char�?8 of the Marine Hospital at Evansville for a few months. However or. Post a s Foj greatest claim to distinction rests in his championship of the cause of human Liberty. He hated slavery and was one of the men most deeply interested in the Quot underground Railroad Quot which helped so Many fugitive slaves to escape. He had a number of places in and near Petersburg where he kept runaway slaves concealed until he could Send them on their Road to Canada. He was As one of the Ablest leaders in this movement. Coi. Cockrum s Book on the under Ciro Luid Railroad Quot is dedicated to the memory of or. Posey and four other leaders. Or. Posey died August 12th, 1s84. His wife who was a native of Kentucky died in August 1851. Previous to the organization of the Republican party or. Posey was a whig. He served two terms As treasurer of the county and several terms As township trustee. He studied Medicine under or. Burnside the father of the Union general of that name. Francis b. Posey was educated in the local schools and later went to Asbury College now Depauw University. To Mali Liny the Sophomore year Liere and finished Iii Educa Calion with a c Ourse in Huv at Indiana University where he graduated in 18gy. In let to i he was appointed to the Oil ice of Sriniv Tutunji Aii Orney by governor Baker. Or. Posey s to Reat ability As a i Blic speaker Oon brought him into prominence in the Republican parly and there was a demand for his services in every Section of the state and from adjoining states. In 188 a he was an elector on the Garfield ticket in 1882 he was a candidate for state senator from the counties of Pike and Warrick in 1884 he was a Delegate to the Republican National convention. In 1888 he was the Republican nominee for Congress from the first District and his friends will always believe that he was elected although the returns showed judge Parrett his opponent had a plurality of about 20 votes. Or. Posey contested the election but Parrett was Given the seat. The election was to elect a successor to Alvin p. Hovey who had been nominated for governor and was elected that year. Hovey was sworn in As governor in january resigned his seat in Congress and a special election was held to fill the unexpired term. Posey and Parrett were the nominees and Posey was elected by Over 1,300 plurality. In the state convention of 1896 col. Posey was a candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination find received a splendid vote. There were five or six candidates and Posey was in the Lead on the first two or three ballots. He would Piave been nominated except for the fact that f. J. Scholz from Posey s own City was a candidate for re nomination to the office of state treasurer and that the nomination was conceded to him As a matter of precedent and it was considered unwise to give two of the Best offices on the ticket to a Vanavige. Or. Posey was again a candidate for the Bernat orial nomination in 1900, but the prize went to another. At the time of Albert j. Beveridge s first election to the u. S. Senate col. Posey was a leading candidate and came nearer being elected to the office than most people realized. About 12 years ago col. Posey was appointed Surveyor of the port at Evansville and held the office until after the election of 1912. When he retired from that he went to Rockport a place that he had always loved and with his son John formed a partnership in the practice of Law with or. F. E. Heuring the firm name being Posey Heuring and Posey. Col. Posey w As educated for the Law and was a lawyer of marked ability but it was As an orator that he was Best known. When he practice Law in Petersburg he was employed in practically All the great trials Here. He was Iii partnership at different times Vith the late judge Ely j. W. Wilson. D. Q. A a publican Success owned and edited for a Short time. Later he was editor of the Standard a daily paper published for a Short time at Evansville some years since. On the 17th Day of january 1878, he married miss Emma Brown and to this Union four children were born Alt of whom Are living As follows r the Republican ticket was Success Helen. John Myrtle and mrs. Sara in tuesday s election Here and entire Republican ticket elected in Petersburg with big gains throughout the nation Shiras. Mrs. Posey also survive her husband. He looked at the world through an Optimist s glasses and to him the future was always Bright. His sunny disposition and big heart made him a world of friends. To such an extent is this True that it has been said Frank Posey knew More people than any other Man in Indiana. He loved children and was loved by them. His friends never tired of supporting him and defeat Only urged them on to greater Effort in other contests. They were always for him not because of any selfish Hope of profiting by his Success but because they appreciated the Man s real qualities loved him for them and to see his services to his party fittingly recognized was All the Reward they asked. The Man with Power with offices and favors to distribute has friends such As they Are but the test of Friendship comes when he stands before the world Vith nothing but his individuality to recommend him. Or. Posey stood this test. When he was without office or influence his friends were As numerous and just As devoted As at the height of his career. He was an omnivorous Reader he read on every conceivable subject about which anything had been written. He had a most remarkable memory and things he had read Many years ago found Lodgment in some Nook or cranny of his wonderful mind and had a habit of coming Back to him when needed. He was a charming conversationalist and his friends never tired of listening to him while he had been away from Petersburg for Over Twenty years our people never ceased to regard Hirn As a a Home he was born grew to manhood and attained his greatest Power while a resident of i this town and Peters Bui g always Chappell f. E. Chappell and others i it that he still belonged to her. It when he went to Evansville he proper therefore his life work formed a partnership with judge that his body be a Rouart to Mattison and later d. Q. Chappell he loved and which Iovu was taken into the firm. After the dissolution of this firm col. Posey was in partnership at various times with other Evansville lawyers Gen Rall of Young men. He practically abandoned the practice of Law when he accepted the position of Surveyor of the port. Col. Posey was also Well known As a lecturer and was in or at demand Hirn dearly there to rest until the Day of resurrection. The funeral service was held at the methodist Church Here at 10 80 o clock wednesday morning in the presence of a Large congregation. The remains were brought Here tuesday evening and Lay in state in the Church from 8 20 until 10 30 wednesday morning and were by religious bodies. He had a lec-1 viewed by hundreds of friends. The tue entitled Quot Why god Don t Kiil j funeral discourse one of the Ablest the Devil Quot which was extremely Ever heard Here was delivered by popular. His last appearance As a j the Rev. John i Olicher. Who was in lecturer was at Cannelton a few Collet e with or. Posey at Green sunday evenings since when he de j Castle. He was assisted by the Rev. Slivered this lecture in the methodist Church of that City. While living in Evansville col. Posey became greatly interested in the movement for the canalization of the Ohio River. He was probably the Best informed Man in the state on All matters pertaining to e. H. Boldrey of the local the Floral tributes were Church and All three precincts went Republican on All the ticket by majorities ranging from 1 to 51. F. J. Burger cashier of the citizen s state Bank led the ticket haying a majority of 116. Or. Frank Luke democratic candidate for councilman led the democratic ticket being Defeated by 35 votes. P. F. Kiefer candidate for clerk was next Defeated by 43 Votey the democrats made a hard but losing fight and took their defeat philosophically. They Are beginning to see the handwriting on the Wall and Are preparing themselves for the big defeat they Are to receive next fall. Even president Wilson s own state of new Jersey elated a big Republican majority in the legislature. Following is the vote by precincts Reed precinct. For marshal. A Feodore Ruff dem. 76 Thomas Whitney rep__�?1-95 Whitney s majority 19 for town clerk. Philip f. Kieffer dem 75 Lawrence v. Colvin. 91 Colvin s majority 16 for town treasurer. Joha 0. Miley dem 63 Frank j. Burger rep 104 Burger s majority 41 for trustee first Ward. Frank Luke dem 77corn show big Success one of the greatest crowds in the history of Petersburg was Here saturday William h. Huford rep Hufford s majority 11 a for trustee third Ward. Alfred h. Mankedick Sylvanus r. Clark Clark s majority 14 court House precinct for marshal. Theodore Ruff Thomas Whitney of la Piney a majority for town clerk. Phillip f. Kiefer Lawrence v. Colvin Colvin s majority 19 for town treasurer. John 0. Milev Frank j. Burger Burger s majority 51 for trustee first Waid. Frank Luke William h. Hufi Ord Huford s majority 2 for trustee fourth Ward. Alfred h. Mankedick Sylvanus r. Clark Clark s majority is Mullin Hill precinct. For town marshal. Theodore rust Thomas Whitney Whitney s majority 18 town clerk. Phillip f. Kiefer Lav. Rence v. Colvin Colvin s majority 8 treasurer. Miley 88 39 110 Ninny. Extremely Beautiful. The exercises Quot at the cemetery a Ere under the direction of the local masonic order. Although november is Here Flowers Are Blooming profusely Honey this subject and always attended the j suckle vines Are Laden with blossoms meetings of the Ohio Valley improvement association where he was generally on the program for an address at those meeting. Like Al men if Tecl with Imagna Tion he i and an abiding interest in nature and for Itier. Her beauties and wurk.-, had an Bie Civarra. He conducted Many cd permit in gardening Ami Ili Rici Ture. Be of we Iii growing plants under ground in an abandoned mine the Light being furnished by electricity. He was a member of the masonic 0 id Fellows knights of pythias and elks orders All of which once it late planted watermelons Are delicious tomatoes Are ripening and late planted Beans Are yet being harvested. Only a few Light frosts have fallen this fail. Alfalfa is rank and is ready i r the fourth . Everywhere tiie Farmers arc sluicing i Thi in Corn and in Shine Tiei s the Corn is averaging Loh in sue flu like acre. While con Ido rank earn Isle i ing Eri Bluni thousands of Are being sold and so Idiol a. Dry porn is Selling for Furty three to it its a Bushel while Sapy Corn is Selling for 40 cents. Tie crop is the Lar Gist in years. Or. And mrs. William Kepley and Burger s majority 24 f. R trustee first Ward. Frank Luke William h. Hut Ford Hufford s majority 1 trustee third Ward. Alfred h. Mankedick Sylvanus r. Clark Clark s majority 14 a a majorities a i Piney. . F in Ciri a Ger Irr Asuri in Wavu Irvis Tov. The latter he joined at Petersburg. A pm of Philadelphia were the in addition to his other varied a j Ernests of friends and relatives Here Tivi ties col. Posey had had experience in the newspaper business and in fact at the time of his death was the editorial writer for a Republican paper at Owensboro by. His first experience however was As editor of the Petersburg press which he monday. Or. is employed in the Navy department and is doing Well. His Many friends Here were glad to see him. He has been gone Tor about seven years. You can buy a High Grade piano of Brenton amp Harris. Adv 1 wins it a trix a Spiliu r St Between tiie Cit ii ens i a the i Eup is Tmekei. In the wind up citizens Iliad Overil ing their own Way and Vlee Ted the following Tiki t Maslia. Jshii Wilder town treasurer William Woodward Cark Elmer rust trustee second Ward Monroe Rol it Long and trustee third Ward John Boehk in. Mar f ,. A i ,. I ii Dav will have this advantage of see Shai Wilder s Poi Ulanov made her. I. Quot. Of a i i a 1 u no the big Corn How Man clerks an East Winner and be carried the i a t. Quot., and business men no were entirely entire ticket through with Hin the Usa i to Bush to eave their stores Are an Maji cities ranging trom co 14o.Quot. Uku v Nwa tag the return of the the Corn pumpkin Apple and potato show held Here saturday was a great Success and everybody enjoyed the occasion immensely. The weather was Fine and by noon a great crowd had gathered and by the Middle of the afternoon fully four thousand people crowded the main Street of Petersburg. It was a mixed crowd from five different counties and the Best of Good Fellowship prevailed. Farmers from Knox Pike Gibson Daviess and Dubois counties rubbed shoulders with each other and the contest in the Corn exhibit was spirited there being 69 entries in the different classes. In the Apple show there were 40 entries in the potato exhibit 20, but Only 7 in the pumpkin show. Blake Lamb a Purdue Man reputed to be one of the Best Corn judges in the state acted As judge of the Corn while Hon. A. H. Taylor who is Well conversant with the culture of apples and potatoes and a member of the old school acted As Apple and potato judge. Or. Taylor who possesses a big farm West of this City made an excellent judge and in his decisions showed that he has kept apace with the More scientific methods of farming. The premiums were awarded As follows capital prize $10,00 in Gold for the Best ten ears of Corn shown Fil More Sumner Clay township. Best White Corn. First m. F. Sumner Clay township second Raymond Hartley Washington township third. Harley Shouse Madison township. Best yellow Corn. First. Joe Kirk Gibson county second. James Hoover. Gibson county third Henry Fulcher. Washington township. Blue speckled Corn. First Henry Fulcher second. Earl Ward third Joe Grable All of Washington town Shiy. Mixed Corn. First. Crow amp Ennis Washington township second. . Stephens Monroe township third Joe Grable. Washington township. Freak ear rents Dorsey Patoka township. There was seven entries in this class. Longest ear Harry Berridge Washington township. Heaviest ear Roy Murray Clay township. In the Apple show the premiums were awarded As follows we. Perry of Knox county was awarded and second prizes on pumpkins weighing 94 and 84 pounds respectively. Blake Lamb was awarded Thircie prise for a t g Pound pumpkin. In the Apple show the Competition was very Sharp there were 40 in is and the display was the finest Ever seen in Pike county. Erwin ii Denmion took first Premium Ira Doty second and p. C. Gladish third. There fourteen entries in the potato show. The display was great and a number of varieties were exhibited. John a. Sutton of Madison township was awarded nest Premium on a peek of Fine Early to i a nips. Lloyd Thompson was awarded seconal Premium and Lawrence Kili. Third Premium. W. H. Stevens and Chalky Region tied. Ley the test Deci rated. A a lick and the or. O Jire Nisum was divided bet Een Riese to. It. Luth dec a raisins we o in Rie. Anu judges were unable to Terni Iuo the is Quot it Man y a Al to i. Liui Lii big Loa Turos f Ilio Niiva to 1 of it into nov inc pictures. First the Conn it toe was Phi Iti graphed then the Var Hexhi its this was tid Lowed by raking views of the great crowd awing ii lain Street and the Parade of the decorated vehicles. This film As soon As develop died will be Shoven at the opera House in this City and those who could not be Here Satur Oil news encouraging Oil men Are leasing More land and every indication Points to big Oil Boom within the next week two Oil Wells will have been completed in the Petersburg Oil Field. Well no. 3 on the Finney farm by the Emery company will be drilled in the first of next week. Well no. 2 on the Fin Ney lease was put on the pump saturday and since that time has been averaging 22 barrels daily. Well no. 1 on the Finney farm is making 21 barrels daily. The Derrick from Well no. 2 on the Finney farm has been moved to the Thomas farm adjoining and drilling will begin at once. The Ohio Oil company is getting along slowly with their Well on the Rufus Morgan farm and Are now Down about 500 feet. Oil men Are watching this Well closely and if it comes in Good there will at least be a half dozen Wells drilled at once. Many believe that tiie Morgan Well holds the key to the8t. Francis Ville Field and with the striking of Oil there the Oil companies Are planning a number of other Wells yet further to the West. To the Esat efforts will be made to connect with the new Oil Field being developed by the Rogers Oil company in the Vicinity of the James Chew farm. The Bement Oil company which has big leases East and Southeast of this City Are making preparations to Drill two Wells at once. The utmost secrecy covers the drilling of Well no. 2 on the Chew farm and nothing definite is being Given out. It is known that the Well is nearing completion and because of the Large amount of Gas drilling is Only being done by Day. The Well is being drilled by the Rogers company who drilled the other three Wells in that neighbourhood. It is said by Farmers of the neighbourhood that 900 feet of Oil stands in two of the Wells drilled. If Oil is found in the Well being drilled a pipe line i ill be built to this City. Last Vav Eek a five barrel Vav Ell was drilled in near Oakland City in Monroe Hurcil notes beginning next Sabbath at 10 30 a. M., the pastor will give a series of sermons on Quot the foundations of our Faith. 1st, Quot Why i accept the Bible As the a Ord of god. 2nd. Quot Why i am a Christian and not a 3rd. Quot Why i am a protestant and not a roman 4th. Quot Why Lama presbyterian the ladies of the Church will give their annual Bazaar december 1st, 2nd and 3rd, h. Rogers pastor Floyd Barrett of Logan township and miss fairy Loveless daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Loveless were married at noon sunday at the residence of Uncle Jeff Richardson in Madison township by the Rev. Richardson. The Young people will make their Home in Logan township. They have the Best wishes of a Host of friends. Under the auspices of the evening Musicale a reciprocity meeting will be held at the presbyterian Church. Thursday a ening . See program later. The pub de is invited. The evening Musicale he liar meeting last thursday m is. Frank Jean a in St Quot select do re under on t a Stew. Ver rese r a Dot Greg evening a get a ii Charlie ceh. with i attended the Cir Day. A thanks ing served by their t Church. Miss Bertha 1, it. Spent sunday City. Atli Iai it be i mud he dinner of tlle Viu be Baptist it Kasidas. Fried Iii in ton this films while Huri reds of outliers who Quot poised Quot t or the a e just m anxious to see their likenesses thrown on the screen. No doubt the opera will be Well tilled the nights that the films Are sown

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