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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - April 19, 1917, Williamsport, Indiana The devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county. New series vol. Iii. Warken Couitt los Diana. Thursday a lii 19, 1917. Number 26 will hold meetings throughout county next week special interest to Farmers of echoes of the past the Warren county crop improvement and conservation society which is made up of our citizens Are showing patriotism by following up the work started a Little Over a week ago. The time for Active service for the Farmer Soldier is Here. The world is recognizing the food shortage and its importance in Modem warfare is realized As a Monarch of War. Our president is looking for the Middle states to produce As they never have before. The governor is doing All in his Power to Aid the intoxication and paid the usual Fine president by urging the people of and costs. One hailed from Craw Indiana to make an extra Effort this Fordsville and the other from Lafay year. He has put one of the most j Ette and gave their names As quot John Able men of the country at the head of this movement in g. I. Christie As state food director. The committee s attention is now entered on getting a maximum stand of Corn. We Are told the usual stand is As Low As 70 per cent. The average yield for the last fifteen years is Only about 36 to 40 bushels per acre. For our own county it is estimated at about 36 bushels per acre. What does this All mean one thing is pretty sure that someone is planting poor seed. If a thing is Worth doing at All it is Worth doing Well. Why not test every ear and know that we have done our part. Don t guess but know what we Are planting for it costs just As much for time and labor to Plant a poor ear As a Good one but there is no return. Will it pay to test seed Corn five dollars per Bushel is a conservative estimate of time spent in testing seed Corn As shown in an Experiment made in Ohio. Figure for yourself. It takes about fourteen ears of Corn to Plant an acre. Suppose we Plant one dead ear and the general yield is 70 bushels per acre. This Means we have lost five bushels of Corn. We All realize what five bushels of Corn Means at this time and will mean next fall. One dead ear would lose enough pay for the rent of one acre of ground. When our government is appealing for us to Aid it would be almost a sin and an act of treason agriculturally speaking if we do not take pains in our seed selection. Since the second Appeal has come to the local committee we have planned to hold various meetings throughout the county. Purdue University has sent a Man to Aid us in every Way possible the rest of this week and next week. Since we Are All so Busy at this time the meetings have been arranged in the evenings. Tilling the soil has been declared a patriotic service Only secondary to answering the Call to the fighting line. Show your interest and patriotism by coming out to these meetings. Our children can be of the greatest service at this time. Seed Corn testings can be carried on while the men Folk get the seed bed ready so encourage the children to come along. Give us your support and cooperation. List of meetings follows Rainsville april 19. Independence april 20. Pine Village april 21. Williamsport april 21. Marshfield april 23. Gopher Hill april 24. I West Lebanon april 25. Pence april 25. Tab april 26. Jud Yville april 27. Green Hill april 28. And Jimmy however Uncle Jim says that though their names May be Doe yet he got the s army Many recruits added roster is growing daily got the dough from Doe two men aged about forty came _ to Williamsport tuesday night with the evident intention of drinking up recall historical data of discovery ail the booze in town. They Madea a i m Jim c a a heroic Effort to do so until All the Beautiful mud Lavia Springs saloons had closed at ten o clock and then filled up their car with a Basket full or two and proceeded on their Way rejoicing. When they came to the Sharp curve on the pavement in old town they were travelling some and failed to make the turn plunging through the Fence and overturning the car. The Windshield of the machine was smashed but neither of the occupants was injured. The City police Force was called into action and marshal Russell placed them under arrest. They were taken before Squire Anderson where they pleaded guilty to to the Chai be of Joseph Porter and miss Goldie Watkins were United in marriage at Lafayette on saturday. The Groom is the son of William w. Porter a Farmer residing near Lafayette and the Bride is the daughter of Stephen Watkins residing two Miles Southeast of Green Hill. P. T. Maytin officiated at the marriage of Ralph Zufall and Madge m. Dean which occurred at the clerk s office saturday. The Groom s father is Harry Zufall the mail Carrier at West Lebanon and the Bride is the daughter of mrs. Grace Dean proprietress of the b. Amp r. Hotel in West Lebanon. She was a teacher in the Public schools of the county and stayed with her Mother. Both contracting parties Are highly respected Young people and we join their Many friends in extending Best wishes. Shortly before noon yesterday occurred the marriage of Earl r. Dysert the son of James Dysert of Prairie township to miss Edna m. Cronkhite the daughter of Clarence Cronkhite also of Prairie township at the county clerk s office p. T. Martin performing the ceremony. The newly weds Are Fine Young people and Are Well and favourably known in this county and have the Best wishes of All for a Happy married life. Ross Bonebrake age 28, and miss Goldie Pearson 22, were married at Danville saturday by Justice Henry Hall. Both Are Well known residents in the West Lebanon Vicinity. Congratulations Are extended from their Many friends. Found dead in bed received appointment the Many friends of will dem Mary will be glad to learn that he has received the appointment of Federal Bank examiner for which he applied some time ago. He was notified tuesday evening and left yesterday for Chicago to meet his Superior officers and receive instructions As to his territory. It is hoped it can be arranged for him to get territory that will enable him to continue to live in Kiser who recently recovered from sick spell Dies Harve Kiser aged 66 years was found dead in bed at his Home in West Lebanon Early Friday morning death resulting from heart failure. He had just recently recovered from a Long spell of sickness and was Able to resume work about three weeks ago and his sudden death was a terrible Shock to his family and friends. He is survived by his wife four daughters mrs. Mary Reece of that place mrs. Mcl Ohania of Hoopeston mrs. Edna Fuell of Danville and mrs. Ollie Foster of Hope and six sons Joseph of Danville Alex of Missouri George of Pence Earl who is with the u. S. Army John and Lloyd residing at Home. Alex and Earl were unable to attend their father s funeral which was held at the residence at 2 30 sunday afternoon and burial made in the West Lebanon cemetery. Odle s grocery and Market will p amp a 35c for fresh Sweet country butter. The death of Samuel Story last saturday brings to Light a very interesting Story concerning the discovery of the great curative qualities of the mud and water at mud Lavia. Thirty three years ago or. Story was the owner of Twenty acres of land comprising the Bottom land now owned by the kramers and some of the heavily wooded Hillside. He became convinced that the Rich looking Black muck in the Bottom land would make an Ideal seed bed for onions and in february 1884, commenced digging ditches to Drain it. This proved to be a difficult undertaking As the heavy Black mud kept caving in on him and it was found necessary to make the ditch four or five feet wide to get the desired depth. For years previous to this time or. Story had been afflicted with rheumatism with All its excruciating tortures and had Given up All Hopes of a permanent cure. However he kept on at his ditching oftentimes wading in mud and water up to his hips. To his astonishment and Delight he became aware that his rheumatism was disappearing and finally completely banished. News of his remarkable cure spread rapidly and finally reached the ears of or. Keith of Lafayette who secured a Sample of the mud and water and sent it to new York City for analysis. In due time a report was sent him showing that both had great medicinal qualities and he at once became Active in enlightening the Public As to the merits of the discovery. Being incapacitated to finance the Deal he associated himself with h. L. Kramer and several others and the Indiana Springs company was organized and the fruition of their combined activities was the erection of a handsome and imposing sanitarium. This was run for a number of years and later completely remodeler with Many additions and the name changed to mud Lavia which has since been conducted under the management of h. L. Kramer and sons. About ten years after the discovery by or. Story the Hunter Springs came into existence. A big sanitarium was built on top of the Hill and As the Fame of this wonderful spot grew the rival establishments expanded and did a thriving Busi Ness. The Hunter Springs we Are informed. Was handicapped by not having the same Quality of mud As its competitor although it had As Good a Quality of Lithia water. Several years ago the mud Lavia people secured the lease and option held by or. Dinsmore and the hotel closed recently the lease and option were renewed which practically eliminates the Hunter House As a Factor in the Case. The mud Lavia management has constantly enlarged and improve the buildings and grounds and the place is now one of the most Beautiful in the state. If the patient seeking Relief at this sanitarium of nation wide Fame has been fortunate enough to have been even a casual visitor to the National capital would take the time to give the avenues and lawns that Lead to his objective Point a minute and careful Survey the botanical gardens and smithsonian Institute entrances would fade away into insignificance by even a common comparison. It is said that the mud an 2 water at this famous health resort can be found Only at one other place in the world Germany. Jake took the Belt for some time past a Strong contest has been on the Stock buyers and producers As to the most valuable Load of hogs brought to the Wilma sport or Attica markets. Recently when the Price of porkers was jumping skyward every Day ocal buyers began to receive some record breaking loads ranging from $200 to $426, the latter being the Ligh Price received for a single Load brought in on one Wagon until our Friend Jake Sheffer took a hand and made the aforesaid producer look Ike a Piker. Jake delivered to Buck amp Mccandless at this place a Load of fat hogs monday which they sought at $15.25 per Hundred totalling $655.75. This is certainly some to receive full credits the College boys at the state institutions of learning have been in Ormed by the faculties that they will be Given full credits if they Enist from the time they Are called until the end of the year. Progressing proclamation Public health and cleanup week to be observed thru out state Parent teachers meeting the regular monthly meeting of the Parent teachers association work at the Brosche amp Kenlay fac-1 will be held at the school Assembly i rooms Friday night april 20, to j which the general Public is cordially a invited. An address on quot looking tory in Attica has been resumed the custom of up ing cleaning is Ood business. The custom of Community Effort for Soring cleaning is also Good business. In this connection it is Well to keep in mind the saying of Franklin that quot Public health is Public wealth quot and also the saying of Wesley that quot cleanliness is next to i earnestly recommend that All state county township City and town officials and All professional and business men Farmers women children and All citizens organize in their respective localities to make Indiana clean. Thinking it appropriate i have selected sunday april 22, As the first Day of Public health and cleanup week and i suggest to the churches that special services emphasizing the moral and religious importance of health and cleanliness be arranged and appointed for that Day. Therefore As governor i proclaim the week beginning sunday april 22, As pubic health and cleanup week in Indiana. In witness whereof i have Hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the great Seal of the state at the Capitol in the City of Indianapolis this third Day of april 1917. L. A j. P. Goodrich by the governor. Governor. De. Jackson Sec y of state. Frank Brosche and j. Ernest Rodenbeck of Attica were in town tuesday in the interest of Brosche amp Kenlay twentieth Century injector and Supply company the new factory of that City. Or. Brosche informs us that he is receiving Gratifying support from citizens of Williamsport and Warren county in the Sale of his Stock and is very Well pleased with the present Outlook. The company resumed Active work monday morning and the whistle blew at the regular hour. All the experienced men who. Had charge of this work Are Back in the harness again and they will finish up at once All orders the company has on hand and in addition to the line of work that they have been doing a new department will be installed. Or. Emmerson Davis of Indianapolis arrived tuesday and will immediately make preparations to put in an Iron foundry. Or. Davis has been in Indianapolis for the last few Days making arrangements for the necessary additional equipment that will be required. Work in this Field is unlimited and there has never been a better time in the history of the world for building up business for the purpose of manufacturing i Metal products especially Iron. Or. Brosche informs us that the principal output will be ill Minum Bronze and brass castings which will be placed on the Market at the lowest minimum Price. The firm has placed orders for Gray Iron foundry castings and expect to be in excellent shape to furnish on Short notice All kinds of castings and Gray Iron. They will make designs and patterns of any size to special order. Spencer Pride of this City Well and favourably known throughout Warren and adjacent counties is the latest acquisition to the new Industry and will no doubt make Good As its draughtsman. Louis l. Johnson of Attica is consulting Engineer and architect for the concern and one of its principal stockholders. The company made castings wednesday for the Fletemeyer lumber and manufacturing company Lafayette its initial order from that City. Forward quot will be Given by p. T. Martin and several musical numbers both vocal and instrumental will be rendered. As this is quot father s night quot the Only one in the year devoted to that individual every Man in the Community is urged to attend. The hostesses Are mesdames w. H. Evans Joe Kiger Lona Sipes Clair Haun and Ernest Grey. A. G. Broadie will look after the men s interests has old paper cobe Marlatt has in his Possession a tax receipt issued to his father Abram Marlatt by d. S. French treasurer of Fountain county dated i february 8, 1856. The receipt is for $4.50 for taxes for 1855. The elder Marlatt lived in Fountain county prior to his settling in banquet Adlavia Golf club met thursday night and reorganized base Bah season opens Williamsport and Attica opened the baseball season Here sunday afternoon on Mcdonald Field the visitors receiving the Short end of a 7 to 2 score. Organize military training class in the Williamsport school a course in military training was recently organized in the local schools and the movement is being pushed enthusiastically. Almost every boy in the High school has elected to the the course. Drills Are being held every tuesday and thursday from 4 to 5 p. M. On the school grounds. While the course is under the control of the High school the work is placed entirely in the hands of j. H. Vanreed a graduate of Culver military Academy. From the appearance he makes on the Drill ground it is evident that he is one of the Best qualified instructors in military tactics in this part of the car Coupler Plant four armed guards were stationed at the National car Coupler Plant they being placed on duty for j the course is not compulsory and the first time on tuesday night. On does not Lead to enlistment As a sol account of the destruction of prop Dier but simply prepares them and erty which has been done and at gives them splendid physical train tempted All Over the country by German sympathizers it was deemed Best to place guards on Attica s largest Industry Attica Tribune. . Mrs. Mary j. Lewis went to in. Diana Polis Friday for an indefinite visit with relatives and s proclamation to foreign born residents in Many counties orders have been issued to foreign born citizens to give up All arms and implements of warfare in their Possession but i have decided that i will not take this step until forced to do so and that time is not now. The United states has never in any War confiscated the property of any foreign resident unless by his own hostile acts he made it necessary. I take this formal Means of declaring to All foreign born residents that they will be protected in the ownership of their property and Money and that they will be free from personal molestation so Long As they obey the Laws of the state and nation and the ordinances of the City. I urgently request that All our people refrain from Public discussion of questions involved in the present crisis and maintain a Calm and considerate attitude toward All without regard to their nationality. Lloyd Mcferren sheriff of Warren install new pipe Organ the methodist Church of this place is arranging for the Purchase of a pipe Organ to be installed in the near future. The Carnegie corporation of new York will give half the Purchase Price of the Organ which will be paid in As soon As the other half has been paid to the builders. The Church officials request that All who have pledged Money for this worthy Enterprise turn it in at once. The Church will also Fresco the Walls and give the building a general overhauling. The mud Lavia Golf club met at the hotel at Kramer last thursday i evening for the purpose of reorganization. About Twenty five were present and following the banquet which was one of the most enjoyable affairs held in this Vicinity recently the business of the evening was taken up new officers elected and plans formulated for development of the club. New officers for the year will be r. A Kramer pres. Dan c. Reed vice-pres., and j. H. Vanreed secy and treas. A Large sum of Money will be spent to improve the course which will be one of the Best nine Hole courses in the state when completed. Plans have been made for holding tournaments Between the local club and the Lafayette Crawfordsville Danville and other clubs. Banquets dinner parties dances etc., will be Given every week or two this summer. The membership has been limited for the first year to fifty the priv of Leges of the course being open to members and their families. The roster contains nearly the required number at this burned in roof fire caught in the roof of James Beach s residence at Winthrop tuesday morning but by heroic work of neighbors the flames were extinguished before great damage was done. The space burned was about four by six feet. Damage by water was also done to the furniture. The loss was covered by dry wet forces handed a blow on the solar plexus Danville iii probably one of the worst Saloon towns in that state entered the dry column in tuesday s election by 232 votes. This is a remarkable Victory for the dry element As the Saloon forces were strongly entrenched their tentacles reaching into the very heart of the municipal government. The women were one of big factors in the conflict. I. 0. 0. F. Anniversary the Odd Fellows and the re Bekas of this place will celebrate the ninety eighth anniversary of the founding of the order on april 26, 1917, at their Lodge room. The program will commence at 8 p. M. Talks will be Given by h. D. Billings and p. T. Martin with Good music and an excellent program. All Odd Fellows and families and Rebekah add families Are requested to attend without further notice. By order of committee

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