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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - April 20, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana Devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county new series vol. Ii. waree2sr cloths try est iai a. Thursday april 20, 1916. Zumbek 28sells my Les and escapes with Money. Ode Ratcliff of Attica Sells a $600 Span of mules to John f. Smith for $275.00 last monday. Mem suicide it his my sunday school Convent into be held at Williamsport tuesday april 25. On tuesday april 25, there will be a sunday school convention at Williamsport in the m. E. Church. This convention is for sunday schools and delegates should be sent from All schools in the in order that All denominations May be represented. The convention will i open at 9 30 tuesday morning. I those attending from a distance Are i requested to bring lunch in order i that a social hour May be spent at was a trusted hand of Ira Riffle. Liv-1 the following is the program ing near Rob Roy who is at loss Over his strange actions. Ode Ratcliff who lives in Attica near the Brick Plant and who was working for Ira Riffle who also lives in Fountain county in the neighbourhood of Rob Roy was so it is alleged in Williamsport monday i Forenoon Ana had with him a big Span of mules belonging to or. Riffle. John f. Smith who formerly lived on the mrs. Swank farm just West of Williamsport was also in town. Or. Smith saw the mules and took a fancy to them and when Ratcliff so the Story is told came Back to where they were tied i in. Smith made Ratcliff an offer on them supposing of course that rat Cliff was the rightful owner. Morning session. �9 30 song service. 9 45 . Taylor 10 00 address quot if the Sabbath school is not a Delight to us Why and what is the cause quo sister Vanduesen 10 30 special music. 10 40 address quot studying child nature quot state Sec y Burnie suggestions for Good of the suits. 11 35 song quoth e 1 p somebody 11 45 adjournment. Afternoon session. 2 00 song service. 2 15 Devotion. Rev. Kenyon 2 30 address quot what is the completion of the Sabbath school and what Are its hindrances quot Rev. Martin circuit court news. Court will Convene in Williamsport next monday e. Stump adj Odeo sane con the Warren circuit court Venes next monday april 24. Not Many new cases up to this time have been filed and it i Mehaffey and Mccabe win important suit last week at Covington. The celebrated Case of Lizzie Martin is. Mary e. Stump came up for trial in the Fountain circuit court last week. The proceedings were thought the docket will be very brought by Lizzie Martin against her Light. Mother Mary e. Stump and sought one of the cases to be heard at theft guardian appointed for coming term of court will be the be old lady divorce Case of Rose Aldridge Library �z0 be a resolutions of the advisory and town Board Nachine goes Over Steep Bank Samuel Aldridge. The couple whose i Home life has not been one continue the Case was twice tried before both times in the Warren circuit court. The first trial resulted in a around of Piea sur quot were married by the second one re april 3,1911, and the wife filed a suited m a verdict Gamst mrs. Suit for a divorce March 18 of this stump but the verdict was set aside year. Mrs. Aldridge alleges in her the ground hat it was not m complaint that during All their mar i Poper form. Ried life the defendant was guilty am of cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks the custody of their two boys Robert Lee and Harry Eugene. The juries. Grand jury. District no. 1.�?charles Lyons t. J. Farden. District no. 2.�?james Schoon Over Hosea Cronkhite. District no. 3.�?james p. Brown j. C. Foster. Petit jury. District no. 1.�?earl Cronkhite the cause was then filed in the Warren circuit court in 1915, and a change of venue taken to Benton county upon an affidavit of the plaintiff. The cause j was set for trial on the 25th Day of i january in the Benton circuit court but Vas taken from there to Cov i in ton on a change of venue filed by the defendant. I mrs. Stump has a use estate in 2271 acres of land and the income from said estate amounts to about $1,200.00 per year. It seems As if mrs. Stump prefers to live with her Down Hill and topples Over an embankment into a Creek. Mrs. Neil was instant ill killed. Or. And mrs Neal were on their Way to a gravel Road Camp to visit mrs. Leibhardt a sister. Aft pro 2 50 special song. .3 00 address quot can we be sue some dic Kernig it is said a Price Cess Ful in the work of the was agreed upon and or. Smith lord and keen silent quot paid him $275.00 for the Span of mules. Noon came and the hired hand and the mules did not show up 3 20 5 50 4 10 .4 15 i 7 00 i 7 15 7 30 and or. Riffle became uneasy. He began to Telephone but could get no satisfactory answers and As a a last resort he came in person Only to learn that his Span of mules had i been sold to or. Smith and that the i seller had left for a Little trip with the Purchase Price. Or. Riffle at once proceeded to instigate proper. Legal proceedings to recover his mules which were promptly re turned to him and he and the mules 3.4q went Home. Or Smith the Man 8 50 who was he thought out the sum i 9 00 of s275.00, notified the sheriff of his trouble and also the horse thief association who at once got Busy and started in search of the Man alleged to have disposed of some other Man s property. The Trade was made about 11 o clock and Ratcliff either went on Wabash train no. 6, or walked to Attica As he was located there about 3 o clock in the afternoon. After he had sold the mules he secreted himself until train time j some reported he walked and some say he went on the train to Attica but parties from Attica claim that he got off the train at the water tank and instead of going directly Home started Back West Down the embankment and went under the Railroad Bridge and out into the Corn Field. He remained in hiding until about 3 or 3 30 o clock. In the meantime sheriff Mcferren accompanied by two other men were searching for him As was also marshal Beamer of Attica. After the Attica marshal had searched the House satisfied himself that Ratcliff was not there and had started Back to town. Ratcliff came in at the rear door of his Home and As he entered said quot Tell pm to come and get me quot and at the same time he drank a Quantity of carbolic acid. Rev. Butler address quot knit to fit quot. State Sec y Geo. N. Burnie round table conference. Offering. Adjournment. Evening session. Special . Nimz address quot is the sunday school a beneficiary agent to a the Church if so through what Agency quot Rev. Taylor 7 50 special song. A. Guy Sutton 8 00 address quot the purpose and the plan of the sunday school quo Sec y g. N. Burnie general question query. Offering. George c. Mead Harvey c. Clemi a on John h. Stump and has Herman b. Pugh Humphrey Beck Een so living since the death of her Ett George Cole j quot band Philander stump in 1911. District no. 2-e. , John the plaintiff sought to show that w. Bowlus William , Isaac a had an undue influence Over Renville Charies Biser Frank my is Mother and that the income was i Tosh. District no. 3�?John t. Mckinzie Joseph st. John Grant Buck b. F. Blind Clem Jones William Peterson. A birthday Surprise party Benediction. Enjoyed a picnic children and teachers enjoy an Outing on last Day of school. Instead of the Long Cut and dried program and big dinner by the patrons the teachers of the Independence schools. Misses Fleda Watkins and Cecil Thompson who closed the school term last Friday took the children out in the Woods and quot enjoyed a picnic. For luncheon the children took wieners Popp a Corn i toasted marshmallows and did various other things that is in keeping with children who Are set at Liberty after being housed up All Winter in a school room. The school the past term has been an unusual successful one and the teachers have Given Universal satisfaction to All parties concerned. The last Day or parting of teachers and pupils was pathetic As the teachers by their kindness had endeared themselves to the pupils. That the school has advanced goes without question As the teachers Are very competent and while they maintain strict rules they were kind in their administration. Squandered by him. The Case was bitterly contested. There was quite a lot of personal feeling in the Case. The plaintiff produced several witnesses to prove her Case among whom were John Mankey Clark Dick mrs. Thome Bertha Mcconnell and Florence Pate. The defense called As wit Elmer Williams was 43 years old Hamblin Joe Ham saturday friends remember him. , Jake Troxel Byron Vanreed Chas. W. Smith Frank Kirts mrs. Last saturday was the birthday William Burr and mrs. Robert leak of Elmer Williams who lives four the evidence beyond All Miles Northeast of Independence. Doubt that mrs. Stump was a to his wife and friends decided to help Man fully capable of managing her him remember the occasion. They a own affairs that she wanted to live got their Heads together and sure with her son John. As the court enough they gave him the Surprise was announcing his opinion in the of his life. His son Cleta was in Case in favor of mrs. Stump and just last week resolutions pertaining to an $8,000 Carnegie Library to be erected in Williamsport this season Neal s automobile runs backwards were sent to the Carnegie Library association and by them accepted. The resolutions Here referred to were duly taken up discussed passed upon and signed by the advisory Board and town Board thus completing the initiatory work in Williamsport that will culminate in the location and erection of a Fine Library building in our Little City. Much of the credit for this work up to the present time of completion is due to the activity of attorney Victor h. Ringer who has been a very enthusiastic worker in the interest of getting the Library in our City. Or. Ringer himself is a Reader a splendid scholar and fully behaves in education of a higher Standard and he looks at a Library As one Way of giving our boys and girls a better Opportunity to become More conversant with the better class of writers whom they might not get in touch with in any other Way. The Library is a Good thing not Only for the Young people but for the older ones As Well especially those who have time to devote to Reading. Not Only is it Good in this Way but the building will be ornamental and add to our town As a Mark of push and Enterprise. The site for the new building we understand is no longer in doubt As it will be located on the South West Corner of p. W. Fleming s lot near the twin Bridges and it is thought that work a ill commence on the building As soon As All other arrangements can be made. True the Library will Cost a few cents extra when the tax rate is made up but it will be so Light that you la hardly miss the Money but its value to the town and Community will overshadow the Small Cost to each individual. On the scheme. Cleta works across the River from Independence and went Home saturday night and staid All night. Sunday morning he induced his father to go for a drive and during their absence the guests assembled with baskets full to the brim with Good things to eat. We can t Tell you All the Good things they had to eat but we do know the cake was Fine because the review Republican Force sampled a goodly portion of it by mrs. J. W. Odle who remembered that printers enjoy eating Good things As Well As other people. The entire Day was spent in having a Good time. The women a folks j talked about everything they could i think of and Well guess you the the teachers also endeared them and before the physician who Vas gig a patrons because of the called immediately could reach the interest they manifested in and Ratcuff Home the Man was dead. Dancing the children and because Ratcliff was a trusted hand and they used every possible Means to had worked for Riffle on several oc-1 make this school term one among casinos and what prevailed upon the very Best Ever taught in the town of Independence. Before his Honor had concluded or. Milford attorney for the plaintiff arose and asked that the cause be dismissed which was done at the Cost of the plaintiff and which will amount to no Small item. It was a Complete Victory for mrs. Stump and Mehaffey and Mccabe who represented her. The plaintiff was represented by Milford and Rodenbeck the former from Lafayette and the latter from Attica. Sole three bums Clover seed he pm Ckel Book on thursday returned owner on saturday. To last sunday morning or. And mrs. Jess Neal who live at Rains quot Ville got ready and started in their Metz automobile for a gravel Road Camp about one mile North and a Little West of Foster to visit or. And mrs. De. Leibhardt who have charge of a gravel Road cooking Camp on the Lucas gravel Road now building in Mound township mrs. Leibhardt being a sister of or. Neal. It is a very difficult place to locate being among the Hills and hollows of lower Warren county. The neals had driven the greater portion of the Day in search of the Camp. At different Points or. Neal would make inquiry As to the Best route and Best Way to reach the Camp. The party informing him last seems to have misdirected him and he got on one of the worst possible roads he could have taken the Ramsey Hill which is very crooked very Long and is bordered by a Small Stream. The neals got along very nicely without any accidents whatever until they reached the Ramsey Hill and Here when about half Way up one of the chains which drives the Metz came off and the machine began to go slowly backwards Down the Hill again. Or. Neal applied the break but in this Case it would not work and he knew there was nothing to do but guide it safely Down the Hill and around the curves to level ground if possible. This is a difficult piece of work As the Road is very narrow but he got along All right until he reached a i curve in the Hill Here the left front i wheel shot out to the Side of the i Road into the soft Earth which gave i away and pitched the machine into the Creek about six feet Down. In Neal was thrown Clear of the machine but his wife was caught beneath it the weight of the machine crushing her breast and last wednesday evening just As we were making ready to go to press John stump came into the office and placed a Small local in the paper advertising that his Mother had lost a sum of Money and some pm other articles. Prior to this mrs. John Moliere had found the Money and goods but there was no markings on them to indicate the owner-1 a eng hrs Eck causing quot Alm quot ost ship but when them Here who Are a Stant death or. Leibhardt who knew they subscribers to the review Republican got the paper they As usual read it and among the locals found the lost goods advertised and in i mediately returned them to the Eldo Wilson and Clarence Nogle arrested on complaint of 0. Stevenson. Owner for which mrs. Moliere re William Cowgill and prosecutor Cei ved a Reward of $20.00. Or. Cari Mehaffey went to Danville 111., stump says the return of the Moey were coming went to meet them and Pilot them Over the dangerous places and after they got started up the Hill he got in another machine a Ford and Rode on ahead of them but when he got to the top in the Ford he got out and started on foot fashions came in for its share of tit u u a 1x Viu it svy. Comment while the men talked monday afternoon on Wabash Tram and goods is due to two things one a own the Hill to see How or. And mrs. Crops War horse and politics. They 1. Quot a with a warrant tor w-1 is that it fell into honest hands and Eal were getting along and got in had a grand time and or. Williams of Wilson and Clarence Nogle no another is that he advertised in a just in time to see the is Only sorry that his birthday does Ere arrested and held by the Ponce Good live local paper that is Thor Jyz going Over into the Creek. He not come More often. Those present at Danville on a charge of stealing roughly read by the people of the were Merton Knowles and family him to do the deed he did monday is More than or. Riffle can understand. After Ratcliff was dead his person was searched but the s275.00 that or. Smith had _ quot not found. No one knows what be j Leader. Frank Davis and family Chester Teets mrs. Tobe Barr and daughter Bonnie j. W. Odle wife and daughter Howard Tate Tom Odle and wife mrs. V. P. Holmes mrs. Ada Beebe and daughter of Danville Burgess Scarlett will Martin and family Thomas southers and family de. Brown and family John Stettler and family and mrs. Curtis Gaskill and babe. Three bushels of Clover seed from Community. David Stevenson who lives North of Hedrick in this county. Clover seed is Worth about $14 per a fila quot sworn the ,en� Chi Orch. Next sunday they Root to , Sunrise prayer meeting a i hurried to the scene of the Accident where or. Neal had already tried to lift the machine from off his wife but could not. Then the two men tried it and could not. Neither a valuable horse dead. By Stevenson with fraudulently and i wilfully taking Clover seed to the 1 amount of $42 which they sold in j Danville. The Young men were i brought to Williamsport on the East player a. I bound plug monday night and Reading jail morning april 23, at 6 o clock. Banks were close together. Then song. Scripture. Rev. The risen lord quot the quot pie Power of his resurrection quot. Imp. Leibhardt examined mrs. Neal and found that life was extinct he went to the Camp about one half mile away and secured help enough Butler to raise the car from off the pros trate body which then was taken to the Camp. Coroner Stewart and Epworth league sunday night. Paid lii m was i subject Little chances to Xuy Liiva. Xxiv ii shows what be Leader. Winifred Siddens. A it l j amp a i Canie of it but it is supposed that vocal Solo. Ruby Hamilton i go i by a judge Berry. He hid it out in the Corn Field where a to Nim an if Rynn a county and was a he was hiding during the afternoon. F Fous and heavy loss to the owners a Reading John Charles Gregory messes. Davis amp Odle have replaced c Helen Pugh their loss by purchasing from Wei piano duet. Lig to i Lington amp Rutenberg of Logansport. A a a a j t3i1. On the Les quot another Fine horse. The Logansport and 1 Alk on 1 be importers of these celebrate . T. L. Butler Percheron horses and As messes. Vocal Solo. Prof. Stewart Davis amp Odle Are splendid judges of last sunday there were 55 in at horse flesh you can rest assured that Tendance but we would be pleased p h ii the quot p h t 1 placed in the county jail on lion belong into de. C Davis ans charge of grand larceny where they Rev. Butler undertaker Boyd were called. The la. Odle which was kept at the. Will remain until circuit court con special Church Coroner held an inquest and Ren barn of de. Davis in Liberty a town Enes next monday when they will quot the opened scriptures quot. A ered a verdict that mrs Neal met ship one mile South of Jud Yville be Given a hearing before his Honor i mrs. Butler her tragic death by the overturning special music. Presbyterian Church of an automobile beneath which Johnson Barnhart. George Johnson of Hedrick and miss Stella Bai Chart of Alvin 111., were married at Lafayette saturday afternoon by Justice Tankersley. The Groom is the son of or. And mrs. Elias Johnson of Hedrick. The newly married couple will make their future Home at Hedrick. The horse they now own is a splendid individual and will be As Good to see this number doubled on next if not better than the one they just sunday evening. Lost. Methodist Church services. 9 30 a. . 10 30 a. services. 6 30 p. league. 7 30 p. preaching services. Prayer meeting every wednesday night at 7 30 o clock. E. L. Butler pastor. Quot easter in our lives quot. Rev. Martin she was pinioned crushing her Chest recitation Porter Powell and breaking her neck special . E. Church i the body was removed to the Cor responsive Reading ire ii Boyd undertaking Parlours sentence prayers song Frank Pence was in our City from Pence Friday evening. Where it was prepared for burial Bej fore it was taken Home. The de Benediction Rev Martin ceased would have been 48 years old had she lived until july 17, and she leaves to mourn her sudden and in Fred Bell cashier of the Pence Bank at Pence was a business visitor in our City last Friday. Continued on Page eight f

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