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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - April 27, 1916, Williamsport, IndianaDevoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county new series vol. , Coyoty in Diana thursday april 27, 1916. A it Ember 29 Pioneer Days a Warren county. Decorah Ion Oay in is meaning by Thomas c. Powell. The subject of this sketch who was 15 years of ape at that time came with his father to Warren county in March 1856, crossing the Wabash River in a horse ferry boat at the foot of Monroe Street. At this time All of the business was done near the River. The Kent amp kitchens warehouse was located on the Bank of the Wabash River and the Corn was loaded into canal boats that crossed the River at that time Corning Down from Attica in a Side Cut. As it was near night when we arrived the question with father was where be were to stay All night As there were nine of us in the family. So Ivor. William Kent directed him to old Uncle Jake Swarts which was on the top of the Hill and which is now the Jim Mccord place. As the House was Small we All slept on the floor or. Swarts giving us the very Best accommodations he could and did not want anything for his trouble. But Tather would not have it that Way. In the morning after Cooling breakfast on or. Swarts stove we All had our first meal in Warren county and us kids were ready for it As be had nothing but a lunch coming from Lafayette the a before. After our breakfast and a Good Bye to or. Swarts we departed for our new Home in Steuben , and As there Vav As a Strong March wind us kids walked until we reached the farm near the Smith school House where we got our first lesson in the Prairie mud and sloughs. We had two wagons and a one horse buggy and As we were crossing a Large Slough one half mile West of the Smith school House the first team got through All right As they were big and Strong but the second team did not fare so Well As one of the animals was a mule and he mired Down in the water and mud. As the first team had gotten across safely it was brought Back. Or. William Siddens loaned us a Long log Chain which father fastened to the end of the Tongue of the mired Wagon. After wading around and loosening the harness of the mired mule and hitching the first team to the Chain we succeeded in getting out of the first mud Hole we encountered. From this place on we experienced real Western life. At that time there were but few settlers in Western Warren county but they were first class citizens. There was no school House nearer than two Miles of our place but the next summer they built the school House known As the Smith school and that is the place the writer got what Little education he has. And when i look Back and think of the Good times i had at that time Hunting the wild geese ducks and Prairie chickens and to think that there Are so few of my Early friends left As 1 can think of but five or six that were of my age who Are now i veg. They Are George Long and Joe Dilman who still live in Steuben township. Bowers Cronk Hite of Indianapolis Joe Galloway of Watseka Illinois John Compton of Perrysville and Seth Compton of Williamsport. Was instituted Many years ago but has partially lost its sunday at a the churches. Decoration Day is Only just a Little Way in the future about be weeks and it is a Day that should be observed in a most solemn and dignified manner. Flags should be unfurled at half Mast on All Public buildings and also Hung out from business houses and private dwellings. The Community As an in tii Ety should Lay aside All duties and give Over to this Day a part of their time and with All due respect to the Soldier living pay a reverential tribute to the Soldier dead. But too often this is not done in Stead of the solemn duties of which j the Day pretends it is made a sort of a Holiday and is Given Over to frolic and fun making which takes away i easter or quot the feast of the resurrection of Jesus Christ quot celebrated. Easter sunday or which should be More commonly known As the quot feast of the resurrection of Jesus Christ quot who died on the Cross for the redemption of All Mankind was very fittingly observed in All the churches of Williamsport last sunday. The services which carry with it one of the most important events in the world s history began with the quot Sunrise prayer meeting quot which was held at the presbyterian Church where a Beautiful interesting and inspiring program of song and prayer were rendered. Instead of the usual lesson study at the presbyterian Church at the sunday school hour the time was Given Over to easter exercises a sense Ilia purpose of the in the most particular Way by the m. Harden was electrocuted Covington Man almost instantly killed when he grasped live wire. Day and instead of teaching the rising generation that they should Honor and respect the Soldier either living or dead they Are led to look upon this Day and its solemn duties a in a Light Way until it has almost lost its precedence and As a matter of fact the people Are becoming just i a Little indifferent As to its Observance the review Republican does not mean to criticise but there is another bad feature in connection with the Observance of decoration Day and that is the private citizens will Heap the Graves of their friends and relatives with Flowers until they Are made to look like a veritable Flower Garden. Those of the Soldier will possibly have one or two Little Bunches of Flowers on his grave and some of them have none and if it were not for the Little Flag that floats above his last Restig place you would not know it was a Soldier s Tomb. This is not right As it again teaches the Young people that the decorating of Soldier s grave is Only secondary. There is nothing wrong about showing our dear departed ones this Mark of respect but this Day decoration Day was set apart for the old Soldier who gave the Best Piu t of his life to the service of his country and it is not morally right that the citizens Little people who As a Rule put their Little hearts and souls into this class of work which makes it All the More interesting and Beautiful. The m. E. Church people held their easter services in the morning following the sunday school lesson study at the regular preaching service hour. At which there was 127 pupils present to participate in the Good things that had been prepared for the Large attendance. We would like to go into detail and make some special mention of each one who had some part on the program and who contributed their Little might toward making the easter service a Success. Be it said however to the credit of our methodist Brethren that they Are willing workers that they do things in their Church and when once they fix their minds to do a certain piece of Good work in the lord s Vineyard they under the leadership of their pastor. Rev. Butler aided by their splendid sunday school superintendent mrs. A. G. Broadie always carry it to a final and successful Climax. Much of the Success is due also to the loyalty and Good work done by the members,"4v, to take great pleasure in backing up any movement that they May set in motion one does not wait on the other but they work and pull Eugene m. Harden aged 57 years superintendent of the Covington Light and water Plant met a tragic death saturday night about ten o clock by coming in Contact with a live wire. The current had previously been ordered off to permit the mending of a break near the Julius Loeb residence on third Street. While the current was turned off a dead wire was Cut and fastened around a tree. After the trouble had been fixed the current was ordered on again and or. Harden went to unfasten the dead wire. It had however in being loosened fallen across a High tension wire and 2,650 volts shot through him. Death was instantaneous although every available Means of resuscitation was applied. The body was carried onto circuit court opened monday judge Berry hears a few minor cases. Tuesday Given to setting of docket. The county court House was a Busy place monday. Many were Here to pay taxes and quite a number were present to attend the opening session of the Warren circuit court. This term of court does not Promise to be very exciting As there Are Only a few new cases of minor importance having been filed. New cases Warren e. Lafollett is. Ira Cadwallader it al debt. Outcault advertising co., a corporation is. Warren county Bank debt. Lewis w. Wilstach is. Hiram and Harriett Clark debt. De. Buckley is Laura Sharron Buckley divorce. Estate cases filed in the matter of the estate of Central Community Chautauqua system. Outline of 1916 program. The porch at the Loeb Home and lat j Mary j. Ringel James Metsker was or removed to the Harden Home appointed inheritance tax appraiser Corner of Harrison and seventh application and Bond filed by Fred streets. Floyd Cade an assistant i Corbin with John j. Hall and Geo. Narrowly escaped being electrocuted j s. Porter As sureties. Bond approved when he rushed to or. Harden s assistance. Only a warning shout from a fellow Workman deterred him from seizing the charged body. Or. Harden was one of Best known citizens of Covington where he had lived All his life. His untimely death has cast a gloom Over the entire Community and there is much sympathy expressed for his wife and family. He has been connected with the Light and water company for the past eighteen years and since the death of h. C. Yount several years ago has been the general superintendent. Besides widow four sons Orville and de wine Harden of Fithian iii Frost and Ollie and the misses Cleta and patience Harden of Covington survive. The funeral was held monday afternoon at two o clock from the Harden Home interment was made in it. Hope cemetery. To should usurp the glory and respect that is rightly and justly due them Gether hence their wonderful sue there Are other Days and other Cess and steady development times when the private citizen can j at the i Tristian Church the Bible pay his departed ones this Mark of school had its regular lesson Tildy respect and on this decoration Day after the close of which those who and filed april 3, As administrator of the estate of William Corbin deceased. Application and. Bond filed by Oscar Larm with Victor ringer As surety. Bond approved and filed april 12, As administrator of the estate of Johanna Larm deceased. Set for trial monday. The Case of Eldo Wilson and Clarence Nogle who Are in the county jail charged with stealing a Quantity of Clover seed from David Stevenson who lives North of Hedrick and which they disposed of in Dan the Ville will come up for trial before judge Berry in the Warren circuit court next monday morning. The Young men were taken before judge Berry monday morning by sheriff Mcferr a for a preliminary hearing but at that time the judge s time was taken up with other matters and he continued the Case for one week stating that he would go i details of the Case and also Lafayette s fifth annual May festival j look into their past character which a wonderful musical treat is in will no doubt have some bearing store for All who attend Lafayette Sipon the sentence he will impose fifth annual May festival to be it upon them. These Young men from held May 8th and 9th at the Victoria what can be Learned about their past theatre Lafayette ind. Three con lives Are not criminals in a sense certs of the highest Merit will be a that one would look upon a Man Given during the festival featuring who would rather do wrong than the great Minneapolis symphony i right but in an ungraded moment join with the soldiers in speech song remained were treated to a splendid orchestra Emil oberhoffer Conduc-1 while conscience slumbered they and prayer in memory of those with Sermon that was in keeping with i tor and its splendid array of vocal i took it is alleged the Clover seed the Day and the occasion. In the i and instrumental soloists. I and sold it and repented of the act evening however instead of the soloists Are al distinguished i immediately afterwards and would services the easter whom they marched and fought on the Battle Fields in the civil War. These old soldiers Are fast passing into the great beyond and it will not be so Many years More until the last one will have answered quot taps quot and then the decoration of their Graves will be left solely to those that come after them. If we teach usual preaching services were held. The Church i artists each of who have won Laur-1 hey could restored it to its Els in tie various finds of Nusic. I quot the deed was done was crowded to its utmost capacity by Louis Graveure the and Many were turned away be Jalbert Lind cause of their inability to be seated. The exercises consisted of vocal quest. Annual track and Field meet. The Attica High school athletic association will hold their second annual track and Field meet on the new High school athletic Field in this City Friday april 28, beginning at 3 porn. The High school has just completed the new track and athletic Field and the meet which is to be held on the above Date will be in the nature of an informal opening. The Wingate and Attica High schools will be the contestants. The Wingate boys Are made of Good Metal and the Attica boys have been doing some Good practice work. An interesting contest is assured. The following events Are scheduled 120 cd. Hurdles 220 cd. Hurdles 100 cd. Dash 220 cd. Dash 440 cd. Run 880 cd. Run one mile run 12 la. Shot put discus throw running High jump pole vault running Broad jump relay race 4 laps. Our children while they Are with us by the pastor. Rev p. T. Martin to reverence them and to Heap the talk was not Long but it con pretty fresh blossoms on their trained a world of Good things. The Graves each succeeding decoration special numbers by the choir was Day they will continue the practice splendid and the Little folks did Fine after the last one is gone but if we a especially Little Frances Marlatt and treat the Day lightly without any Dorothy Wagner. The older ones consideration or thought that it is a having a part on the program did Tenor Leonora Allen Soprano Jean Vincent Cooper con music and readings and a Short talk Richard Czerwonky violinist Cornelius Van Vliet cello Hen solemn duty imposed upon us and left As a heritage to us by the boys who bore the hardships of Long. Marches hard Battles and prison pri i nations it will soon lose its prestige j and its Observance will become a thing of the past. Foster woman Dies suddenly. Mrs. Cyntha Cheezum wife of William Cheezum living near Foster died about 1 o clock sunday morning. She was about 65 years old and had retired in usual health. Her husband was awakened by her heavy breathing about 1 o clock and found her dying. She never regained consciousness. Her death was duet to heart trouble although it is said that she had not been a sufferer from that trouble. She was Well known and highly esteemed by All in the Community in which she lived. Presbyterian Church services. 9 30 a. school. 6 00 p. Endeavor. Preaching services next sunday morning and evening. Prayer meeting every wednesday night at 7 00 o clock. Equally w As Well and taken on a Good old Warren co Onty. By j. Williams harpist. The first concert will be Given monday evening. May 8th, by Albert Lindquest and miss Jean Vincent Cooper with mrs. Alma Crowden Smalley accompanist. The matinee and evening concert on tues Fidel it was an evening we Day. May 9th, will be Given by the one of pleasure and spiritual gain orchestra and soloists. The Price of the season ticket for the three concerts is $2.50. Lowing for Reserve seat in any part books treating on soil Survey of the of the House. Single admission county ready for distribution. Ranges from 75 cents to $1.50. Mail orders accompanied by remittance. Congressman will r. Wood has will be Given prompt attention. And advised us he has at his disposal dress. Miss Lena m. Baer Lafayette about 2,000 copies of a Booklet treat conservatory of music. Program ing on the quot soil Survey of Warren and press commet will be sent on county quot which will be of great in i request. Terest to All the Farmers of the coun i 7 after the death and burial of Otis Ratcliff the Young Man who sold the team of mules last week a and there is now nothing left for them .0 do but throw themselves upon the mercies of the court. Mrs. Martha May. Mrs. Martha May an aged and first Day the meistersinger male quartet will give the full afternoon program and the prelude at night. This organization has been before the Public for Many years both in the Winter lyceum and summer Chautauqua. Each member is a soloist of More than Ordinary ability and their ensemble singing shows careful training and sympathetic blending of voices. Besides their vocal solos duets quartets readings etc., they will give selections on a set of Organ Chimes valued at several thousand dollars. Or. E. L. Will is pastor of the Grace methodist Church of Chicago will lecture at night. He is a Man of dynamic personality and for Many years has figured prominently in social service work in that City he not Only knows the great cities and their problems but he is conversant also with the smaller communities and the dependency of one on the other. This subject is discussed in a masterful Way by or. Williams in his lecture quot the City and the soil quot which was delivered on the opening night of one of the Chautauqua circuits last summer and was considered the strongest number on the course. Second Day. The collegian Trio which will give a prelude both to the afternoon and evening programs is a company composed of three very Clever entertainers two men and a woman. Their program will consist of Tenor solos and duets piano Ogues readings sketches and Novelty numbers of great variety. One particularly novel feature of the program will be the male Soprano voice of or. Ball. While ordinarily singing As 2 Tenor or. Ball is Able to sing a perfect Soprano and can reach within half a note As High As can Tetra Zini. Either or. J. H. Sowerby or Hoffman Batten will lecture in the afternoon. Each will be on this circuit a portion of the season. Both have had Long experience on the lecture platform Are effective and polished speakers and their messages Are full of profound thought and virility. Or. Sowerby will deliver a lecture on popular psychology entitled quot Man s two fold nature quot while or. Batten will deliver his great biographical lecture on Abraham Lincoln entitled quot the Pathfinder of Gilbert Atlee Eldredge character portray list Impersonator and Reader will give the principal program at night. He will present a widely varied and artistic repertoire of costume interpretations of a High Well known lady of Independence order changing quickly from he died about 1 o clock thursday afternoon at the Home of her daughter mrs. Oscar Ellis on second ave., in she had gone there to visit the daughter several weeks ago and took sick soon after going. She was the widow of John May a prominent Farmer of Warren township and was about 76 years of this al gig survived by one son Frank to inasmuch As it is very instructive and contains much valuable information. Or. Wood also states that he would be pleased to furnish it to any one desiring it and believes a copy of the Book should be in the hands of every Farmer. It treats wholly of Warren county and in Morous to pathetic and from dramatic to sentimental representations. His line of work reaches All classes from those who like the Subtle humor of Good old quot David Harum quot to the tragedy of quot Julius third Day. The entertainers will give the full afternoon program and a prelude at night. This company May of Lafayette and three Daugh is composed of four Young ladies ters mrs. Oscar Ellis of Attica mrs. J three of whom Are Sisters who spec Henry Brutus living near the old Walize in orchestra work using two Home and mrs. Joshua May of Terre violins piano and cello. They Are haute. The funeral was held on also capable vocalists and their pro saturday and burial was made at i Gram will include readings whist Independence. Ling and piano Ogues As Well As their instrumental and vocal solos duets Jud Yville Exchange. The ladies Aid of Jud Yville will hold an Exchange saturday afternoon May 6, in Broadie s hardware. Search was made for the Money but the parties looking for it have been unable to find it. Where he hid it no one knows although they have searched closely the route he took it is and quartets. Albert Edward Wiggam will lecture at night on the subject of quot heredity and human looking Over the copy sent to this office by or. Wood we find it filled reported that he had a girl in Dan brim full of Good solid information it is thought by some that it is free for the asking and is surely a might have sent the Money to her and yet this is not probable since there is no knowledge of him Worth the Effort to get it. If you buy it in Williamsport you haying secured a draft or Money or will get value received. Der. Cakes pies chickens cottage cheese or. Wiggam is one of the Foremost Home made bread and various other scientific lecturers on the american eatables will be for Sale. Come and Pla Fonn to Day. He combines the get your sunday dinner. Methodist Church services. 9 30 a. . 10 30 a. services. 6 30 p. league. 7 30 p. services. Prayer meeting every wednesday night at 7 30 o clock. E. L. Butler pastor. Ability to please the popular audience with a thorough scientific knowledge of his subject. He is one of the men who has helped make the lyceum great and one of the highest salaried men among the professional lyceum lecturers. Fourth Day. The new York City Marine continued on Page eight

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