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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - August 30, 1917, Williamsport, IndianaA. A it l itie we Liam sport Ciau Wauqua 8ept 2 1 to Etil he review Republican do your bit by the red Cross new series vol. Iii. Williamsport Waree a county Endia Sta Thull Day August 30, 1917. I tumber 45 Wray Metsker comes Home. Near victim of German a boat arrived yesterday on visit to his father. One of the happiest occasions in the life of county assessor James Metsker happened yesterday afternoon when his son Wray who narrowly escaped death on the Steamer Campana when it was sunk August 6th by a German submarine walked into the court House and confronted the Young Man who was one of the gun Crew on the ill fated ship landed safely in a French port on july 25th, and after the Campana unloaded and another cargo secured started Back on the return voyage. It was on this return trip that the boat was sunk and Young Metsker was returned safely t o France. He later sailed for u. S. On the French liner Chicago arriving at new York on August 22. His Story of the sinking of the Campana is a dramatic one the full details of which will be Given next week. Or. Metsker was Able to secure a furlough until september 15th, and will spend his time Here with his father and other relatives in Pine Village and Vicinity mrs. Guy Siddens dead. Mrs. Guy Siddens formerly a resident of this county died at her Home near Woonsocket s. D.,Friday from diabetes aged about forty five years. Deceased was the daughter of or. And mrs. James Garrison and spent her girlhood Days with her parents who resided near Marsh Field. Several years after her marriage she with her husband Anc children moved to South Dakota where they have since resided. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband two sons Arthur and Chester her father who quot lives in South Dakota three Sisters and one brother of the same place mrs Onnie Chavers a sister of near West Lebanon a brother Grover Garrison of Lafayette and two Sisters mrs. Isaac Burris and mrs. Elsie Wurtsbaugh both of Lafayette besides a number of other relatives and friends in the Southern part o county who will be sorry to learn o her demise. Interment was made in the cemetery at Woonsocket. Every Day of the Cha Ufeu a brings a new offering in music. Eliminate everything else Horn the program and we have standing out in bold Relief a great five Day musical festival. Here s the list. Study it Over and if you like music which of course you do plan today to hear and see these five great musical attractions these outstanding features of a most eventful weel first Day the Imperial russian quartet military costumes. Features of their work Are the Balalaika a russian musical instrument of the guitar Type and the. Solos by in a Loseff. A thoroughly russian company playing also selections from grand operas and Semi i Sical and popular numbers. Second Day the Lorenz Andersen Novelty players oils meals including the Harp,.violin, clarinet saxophone and hawaiian ukulele. Third Day Angeh Vitale and his concert band. A i off al Chautauqua. A big additional feature is. Coming this year Torcom Bezazian famous armenian Tenor. He will appear in the costume of a russian Cosack and sing Selectia a irom grand opera and armenian Folk Day the Theresa Sheehan concert company. Ujj vow Des Jardins virtuoso olinits or. Frank Glover soloist and cartoonist and miss to liar a she Dun talented and Vena tile Day the Mendelssohn sex tette. Fire destroys Puppolo opera House flames discovered Early tuesday second Story bums and lower rooms badly department puts up valiant fight against Odds. A Chi a tra of amp a Finis Bibb Ftp to tiny season tickets what you need a a season ticket for each member of the family. They bring tse Cost Way Down and they apply Dii etly on the guarantee made by a Chautauqua committee. Get these store sold. A Deal was closed wednesday whereby the dry goods and notion store of Frank l. Messner changed hands the new owner being b. Hammerman of Indianapolis. The Stock will be removed within a week or two to the Capitol City for disposal. Or. Messner has been in business in Williamsport for about four years and during that time had developed a Good business. However As he received his own Price from the Indianapolis firm he decided to sell. He has a number of projects in View but As yet has made no definite arrangements. Cecil Haupt in England. Parents received Short letter written on Board transport and mailed at Liverpool. A Long letter when i land. With love p it. C. E. Haupt a 14th eng. By. U s. A. This letter was postmarked Liverpool indicating that the boat reached England in . On Board somewhere on the Atlantic August 8, 1917 dear folks a my regiment left new York on july 27. You will probably get my letter mailed at Halifax before this one reaches you. We spent several Days in the Harbor at that place and sailed from there on August 1. The first four Days of the trip were Fine and i enjoyed every bit of it. However it has been rather rough the Paul Cox in France. W. W. Cox is in receipt of a letter i from his son Paul who is in France. A he says he is Well and All by j right and that the people Are very Fig pretty much All in. While not Good to them giving them Idle j and tobacco All along the Road As dose to it. Last night we they passed. He likes that country Fine. Paul has been in France Over five weeks and this is the first news his folks have heard direct from him. The juries. The following Are the names of the grand and Petit jury men drawn by the jury commissioners grand jury. District no. 1 a Frank Cronkhite and f. B. My Broom. District no. 2 a Clyde Davis and Clifford Fletcher. District no. 3 a Charles Clearwater and George Eberle. Petit jury. District no. 1 a d. C. Andrews George a. Becket o. M. Ellingwood v. M. Biser m. A. Judy and Frank Fowler. District no. 2 a Victoria Gray loses Ford car four bold to Nieves get away with Booty but Are captured at Connersville ind. John r. Broadie Norman Bessie 1 the bulk head doors were All closed Lawrence Crawford Oscar George infant child Dies. Richard Martin Trott the two year old son of it or. And mrs. Chas. I submarine and bad below decks. I have slept with my clothes on for the last two nights and will probably continue to do so until we reach England. There is always the Ever present danger from the it does it pay to / Trott died last thursday at the take unnecessary chances. The life Home in Fountain county Miles boats have been Hung out since we South of this place. The Little one left Halifax. Every Man has a life was born August 25,1915, and was Belt and a boat assigned to him. A great favorite with All. About two weeks ago he was stricken with we shall certainly be glad to see land and get something More to our cholera inf Antum and while no liking to eat. Send me a half dozen Effort was spared by the loved ones pairs of Woolen socks no. Loi. Be Harry Flesher and Arthur Hillyer. District no. 3 a a. W. Carnahan t. A. Bari William Bader Thomas Bowyer Robert Cottingham and Fred Crane. A Ford touring car belonging to mrs. Victoria Gray was stolen on the streets of this place saturday night Between 9 30 and 10 o clock but was recovered tuesday at Connersville ind. The theft was made by four men who drove into a Gar age at the latter place and tried to Trade the Caf off. The owner of the garage became suspicious acc placed two of the men under arrest and the next morning they confessed. Wednesday afternoon sheriff Mcferren Warren seals and fax Bartlett drove to Connersville to get them and the car but up to the time of going to press they had no returned. It is said that two of the thieves escaped but will probably be Cap tured. It is also hinted that two Therri were local Talent. For his recovery death came to relieve him. The funeral was held sunday morning at 10 o clock and burial was made in the Prescott cemetery near Covington. Sure that they Are Well tied up and marked plainly with my address. The mails on Board close tonight and i will close As i Haven t much More to write. Will try and writ auction Sale saturday. The attention of our Farmer friends is called to the big advertisement of the . Bever hardware co., of attic a in this Issue. It will pay you to attend this big auction Sale of farm implements on saturday september 1st. R. A. Butler of this Olace will be the auctioneer. The Haupt reunion. The tenth annual reunion of the Haupt families will be held at Ravine Park Attica ind., on sunday september 2,1917. All relatives Are cordially invited to attend. Section no. 2 of the local red violin Gross will have quot tag Day quot tuesday Church or schools at the Chautauqua. Let everybody manager orpheus bring a dime. Sale pipe Organ suitable for fire was discovered shortly before 1 o clock tuesday Momina in the rear of the old Luppold omra House and before it could be choked the entire roof was destroy and part of the second floor. The first Story rooms were also badly damaged by the water and smoke As Well As the adjoining rooms occupied by Lape s Saloon on the South Side and Farmer s billiard room on the North. The appearance of the fire department followed closely on the Levels of the blowing of the Siren whistle and then began one of the hardest and most spectacular fights Ever seen in this place. Owing to the tin roof which covered the building and the fact that the fire evidently started Between the roof and the ceiling it was a very difficult quot task to make any headway against to but by hard and heroic work the boys succeeded in confining the Ames to the one building and practically the one floor driving it towards the front of the building and he top thus saving the lower floors and adjoining buildings from its ravages. The lower rooms were occupied by Amos lower s restaurant in the uphold room on the North and by be Princess theatre in the mrs. Allie Swank room on the South. While the flames did not reach either great damage was done by the deluge of water which poured into them. Some of the contents of each place were gotten out. Insurance was carried by All parties concerned except or. Reece owner of the theatre whose loss is total. The Atter however is getting things in shape and As quickly As possible will again open up for business. The band had its practice room in one of the rooms in the front of the opera House and lost a Quantity of music chairs Racks Etc. The Bass drum and two horns were Pratti rally ruined. Too much Praise can t be Given the fire company for the hard fight they put up against Odds. Many Farrow escapes were experienced by the members two of them being on top of the building when the roof fell in one climbing up the Hose to get out. Another fell from the ladder into the burning debris but escaped serious injury. As a Token o f appreciation the town Board handed the six members a $10 Check each and or. Lower and or. Lape gave them $25, which was divided among the company and three volunteers who assisted them George Wagner Chas. Brant and Mose Ryan. The regular members Are Ohmer Stewart chief Thomas Livingston Captain Lewis Hess Emil Nehrig William c. Odie and Harry Smith. These with the three mentioned above make a fire fighting aggregation that will stack up against the Best of them. The boys desire to express their thanks for the donations Given them and words of encouragement for their efforts and for the help of those outside the department. The fire Marks the passing of another of Williamsport s old landmarks. The opera House was built in 1888 by Alonzo Nebeker and old timers will vouch for the statement that some of the Best theatrical troupes Ever shown Here were seen at this old play House. Mrs. Luppold will probably do away with the second Story or opera House or. Lower is moving the restaurant room and make the Structure a single Story. The front Wall was condemned by the fire Marshall and wednesday the top Section was re across the Street into the old res Aurant room which he will occupy until the saloons go out when he will locate in the Tom Farrell room moved. Freak blackberries. Charles Mcclafin wednesday out any trouble. The next meeting will be held next tuesday evening a when the preliminary Steps will be brought to this office a ample bas Iet of Freak blackberries which he had picked that morning. The berries were Large and luscious and Are the second crop from the same stalks. The first crop matures a ittle earlier than the Ordinary Jerry and Are excellent in Quality. Or. Mcclafin brought one or two stalks from the Prairie five years ago and has carefully watched their development since and now has quite a Patch of them. Some of quot the berries Are now Ripe others Are just in the first stages of development others Are just in Bloom insuring him blackberries until Frost. The quot freakish quot part comes in the fact that the second crop is grown on quot shoots quot from the Parent stalk on which the first crops grew and not from the roots. He also has the overbearing Strawberry which furnishes his table every Day or two with an ample Supply. Of 18 and 21 and 31 and 45 who desire any information on the subject can get it from or. Martin or any member of the committee of five. You can sign up in Stewart s Barbei shop. The review Republican or with p. T. Martin. Home coming at tab. The tab Community and Church invites its friends to their annual Home coming rally on sunday sept. 9th. An All Day program of speech and song. Organize Home guards the Skeleton formation of the proposed state militia or Home guards was carried through tuesday evening at a meeting held at the court House. The purpose of the organization was stated by p. T. Martin official organizer for the county and All who so desired were have big reunion. A grand reunion was held at Rocky Ford sunday August 25th, of the Booth and Horn families highly spiced with Scott Brier and family and miss Ruth Brookbank and Walter Clark of Liberty ind., a notable gathering of forty Happy hungry souls who gave their Best efforts to get outside of the huge Quantity of delicious eats supplied by the women folks. The Day was most enjoyably spent by those present who included the families of c. H. Booth of Liberty Indiana Schuyler Booth Sim Booth l. L. Wilson j. , Watt Horn Joe Horn Scott Brier and b. F. Booth himself All of this county. The visitors from Liberty came Over saturday morning and spent the Day with or. Booth at this place. As quot daddy a quot wife and daughter were out of town he secured the help of misses Hazel and Gladys Wilson in the preparation of the dinner. They will return Home to Union county next saturday after visiting relatives in this county and Lafayette. Cheap. Address theatre Attica 433 wanted dead animals if you have any dead horses or cattle that you want taken care of Given the Opportunity of signing up i free of charge let us know. Phone As members. About Twenty re at our expense and 2 Ambia or sponged and from All indications 2 and a on 27, f. Amp m. Exchange the company will be organized with Boswell. Y a a a Ato c quot quot

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