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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - August 31, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana Warren county july 16 14the review rep Bucan devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county Kew series vol. Ii. Williamsport county Indiana thursday August 31, 1916.old school my ies Gei of the barrens school held a reunion last sunday. Last sunday was a great Day in the history of the barrens school House located about three Miles South of West Lebanon. For the first time since the Days of the old log school House which has Long since Given away to modern buildings have the pupils of the barrens school come together and renewed acquaintances rehearsed the Many Little trials and tribulations that vexed them in their younger Days when the staid old schoolmaster who believed in the theory quot spare the Rod and spoil the child quot wielded the Birch Rod or caused the real naughty boys to sit in the Corner and Wear a quot dunce but they were there some who had attended the school when Little tots that have now rounded out 80 years others who were students Twenty years ago and some who have gone not so Long ago and others who Are going now. Hon. H. D. Billings and family were present. Or. Billings was a student of the barrens school in 1874, which May seem not More than two dozen years ago but in reality is forty two years since he began to take his first Steps in the rudiments of an education. He was not the youngest nor was he the oldest Pupil present but it fell to him to act As chairman and to keep the program from becoming Dull and uninteresting which he did by filling in the space by Short talks that recalled to mind some incident that took place in the school s Early history. Mrs. Maude Haupt one of the pupils Twenty years ago recited that old familiar poem quot i wandered to the City town the rendition of which was almost perfect and brought to the memory of those present that it was a companion of quot Mary had a Little Lamb quot and Many other old familiar pieces we might mention which were recited without giving much attention to the rules of elocution. Sallie Pierce another student who attended the school in her girlhood Days perhaps More than Twenty years ago read a paper i ing the history of the school during her time As a Pupil. In this paper which was very interesting she mentioned incidents that have Long since been forgotten and things that transpired in the school room and on the school grounds that were doubly interesting and made these old people now Heads of families feel As though they were boys and girls again. It brought to their minds when they trudged up the Road through mud and Snow or quot Cut quot across the Field the nearest Way Home after school was out. Those were Happy Days when As boys and girls they were care free and Jolly. Interesting talks were made by Mary and Frank Mcbroom and by John Crone who were also former students of the old time school. Letters were read from Chas. Rems Burg now in Seattle Washington and Esther Crone who is in California the latter being written in rhyme and which was Well written and very interesting. James Hall was also there. He was a Pupil when the school House was a log building with the Puncheon floor the slab seats and a fireplace extending entirely across the room. Dating Back to this Early Day there Are people now living in the neighbourhood who do not remember the old log school houses which were merely Cabins that had been used As dwellings. Samuel Murray also made a talk that was one among the very interesting ones. He told of the Early Days when he was a boy going to school and of the soldiers coming to the school House to kiss their younger Brothers and Sisters Good Bye before leaving for the War of 61, mrs. Margaret Robb who is now 80 years old Geo. Biggs who has always lived in the neighbourhood were present and related some stories that were of More than passing interest to their auditors. At the close of the meeting an association was formed and it was decided to make the affair an annual event. It was also decided to go Back and pick up the Early history of the school and bring it Down to the present time and put it in Book form. If this is done it will make a Book that will be Well Worth Reading and one that will be treasured by the students both old and Young for Many years to Day and Home and grand juries drawn. Ii umber 47the Warren circuit court will con Vene in Williamsport next monday Pence looking Forward to the eventful Day in that place. Sunday september 3rd, has been set apart by the methodist people of Pence As a rally Day and Home coming event for which they have prepared an excellent program that will be interesting and entertaining. The program opens at 10 30 in the Forenoon and extends into the evening and is As follows morning program. song. A Sunshine and Comrade classes prayer. Mclaughlin Bessie Reading of the lesson. Lesson study by classes. Return of classes. Secretary s report. Review of lesson. Song by Young crusaders and up streamers. orchestra quartet. Address. orchestra Benediction. Basket dinner in basement of Church at 2 p. brass band prayer. brass band Solo. Quartet. Solo. Address. A Rev. Elmer Jones of Ambia quartet. evening 7 30. orchestra prayer. orchestra quartet. Offering. Solo. Sermon. Closing song. Benediction. the stage has been set a Large number of cases have been filed and j the Petit and grand juries drawn and everything is about in readiness for the september term of the Warren circuit court which will Convene in Williamsport next monday morning. The juries Are As follows grand jury. First District a. H. Brenner and i de. S. Spencer. Second District Thomas Gearity and Charles Brown. Third District James k. Rhode and e. C. Brown. Petit jury. First District Alexander Hamer c. V. Cunningham Frank Clark b. F. Ratler w. W. Siddens and Walter e. Williams. Second District John p. Grames Hugh Torpey John c. Nern William a. Hunter h. H. Maddaus and John High. Third District Glenn Johnson Walter Brutus Thomas Cobb Clarence Harvey James Fresch and Mel Vin township suit settled. The suit in partition brought in the Warren circuit court by mrs. Fanny Rose of Frankfort was last week settled out of court. The first husband of mrs. Rose from whom she was divorced was the late Arthur Woods. Or. Woods was the owner of 240 acres of land in Liberty township Warren county at the time of his death. The land went to or. Woods children Chester Helen and Glenn. A Short time after or. Woods death his son Chester died and it was for the one half of the eighty acres hired by Chester Woods that mrs. Rose brought suit claiming that she As Mother of Chester Woods was entitled to one half of her deceased child s share. Her claim was granted. Mrs. Rose receiving 40 acres of the 240 acre farm North of Kramer and her two surviving cli Ildren Helen and Glenn receiving he remaining 200 acres. A Vii i air j. Woods who lives near i Kramer is administrator of the estate of Arthur Woods and is also i guardian of Helen and Glenn a. W. Brown has everything read to open his school sept. 11. Trustee a. W. Brown is a business Man As Well As a Farmer. He looks ahead and does not put off until to Morrow what he can do to Day. He knew the time was approaching for the opening of the Pine township schools and he began his selection of teachers. He did not hire them just As they put in their application but he took his time and made what he believes a very careful selection and As a result has a corps of teachers that he believes will prove satisfactory to both Pupil and Patron. The teachers Are As follows Walter Myers Rainsville. Esta Bisner Rainsville. Fairy Farden Duvall school. Marguerite Steele Brisco school. Leota Smith Allen school. Opal Hillyerd Smith school. Myrtle Horny Hickory Corner school. School will open in the township monday september 11th, and it is hoped that All pupils will make an Effort to be present the first Day and try and be present every Day during the school term. A at the m. E. the methodist Church next j sunday morning the sacrament of quot the lord s supper quot will be observed. This will be the last communion service this conference year. In the evening there will be but one service with the Epworth league in charge beginning at seven thirty. Short addresses on live topics interspersed with several Good musical numbers will be the order of the program. We Hope to see a Large company delighted with scenery. Frank Whitman and wife of wat seka Illinois Charles Mallatt wife and two daughters and Chas. Lewis wife and son and daughter of near Kentland drove Here sunday and spent the Day with w. O. Thomason and family Joseph Jackson and wife and mrs. Kate karst and daughters. They were All former neighbors and schoolmates in Newton county. It was the first time that or. And mrs. Whitman had met or. Jackson and mrs. Karst for about 35 years and it was a Happy meeting for them. Dinner Vas served at the Thomason Home on South Monroe Street after which the party All went for a drive to Kickapoo Falls Independence Ravine Park at Attica and Kramer from where the party departed for their Homes. These people also visited the Falls in Williamsport in the Forenoon and were delighted with the Beautiful scenery and also expressed a desire that they would be pleased to come Back next year and spend a few Days camping in the Cool and Shade of this Beautiful place provided it was fixed up cleaned up and made cozy and inviting. Recently several people have dropped into this office and expressed a willingness to help clean up this plot of ground and do Ali they could to convert it into a Park. If this piece of ground was located in Danville Hoopeston Attica 01 Lafayette it would have been converted into a Park years ago or shortly after the Stone Quarry Hac ceased to operate. If the citizen privately had not taken the Matte up the City government would Havi jumped at the Chance because the it could readily understand what a Park like this piece of ground would mean and would add to their towns. It is really too bad that interest along this line is so Slack when it Means so much to the people and to the town but we presume our Lack of interest is due to the fact that we see them every Day in the fire action of mrs. Mace Park pre vented a Good sized fire. The Home of or. And mrs. Mace Park on Thomas Street was threatened by fire monday Forenoon when a Blaze was started by gasoline leaking from a gasoline stove on which she was doing some baking. Mrs. Park noticed the gasoline dripping onto the floor and did t believe there _ was a sufficient amount to do any particular damage but before she hardly had time to turn around it ignited and began to Blaze. Mrs. Park did not get excited and run out of the House but she grabbed the gasoline tank and set it outside the Kitchen then she got some water and threw it onto the fiame which caused it to shoot upward and set on fire some papers tacked onto the Wall. She grabbed these and Tore them Down and before the fire whistle had quit blowing the fire was out. It was All done so quickly that she hardly had time to become excited but her neighbors began to think that it would be a Case of move out on Short notice As the houses Are built closely together on this Street and with the wind blowing from the North the chances Are it would have taken some heroic work to have saved them from change of requested that their names be removed from the Moose ticket. The Bull Mooers Over at Indianapolis have experienced a change of heart apparently. At any rate last week a number of the candidates on the county ticket held a gathering and sent in to Headquarters a request that their names be taken off the ballot for the november election. The number of these withdrawals was exactly eight and in that number Are the candidates for state senator for representative treasurer sheriff and Lafayette sunday Leader. There is nothing strange about this nor is there anything about the action they have taken to boast about. These men Are doing Only that which appears to be their duty to their country. They see the absolute need of Unity and like the Wise men that they Are they Are going to do their duty As Loyal citizens and stand by the party that has made this country what it is landed Herbert charged with having appropriated another Man s clothing. Sheriff Lloyd Mcferren went to Laporte last saturday where he arrested a Young Man about 27 years old by the name of Herbert Veach and who claims his Home is in Indianapolis and who is charged with taking a Quantity of clothing belonging to another Young Man by the name of Fisher at Pine Village. It appears that Veach with a Bunch of other Fellows would meet at the room of William Fisher who kept Bachelor Hall and have what they turned a Good time. Veach was employed by Charles Blind who has a race horse. While they were yet at the Village Fisher s clothes disappeared and suspicion fell on Veach who denies he took the clothing. Yet As we understand the Story he claims to have found the clothing some silk shirts Coats and pants on a cot on which he was sleeping and when he arose and prepared to leave the Village with or. Blind and the race horse for Valparaiso he dumped the garments into the trunk and took them with him. At Valparaiso Veach lost his Job and when or. Blind opened the trunk he found the clothing and he immediately notified or. Fisher of what he had found. Fisher had a warrent sworn out for Veach s arrest which was placed in the hands of sheriff Mcferren and who at noon saturday left for Laporte the Point where Blind was located and Veach had gone also. Mcferren was accompanied by Clair Rhode and William. Fisher who went along to identify the Man and the goods. They had no trouble in locating Veach and they found him wearing a pair of the pants said to have been taken from Fisher. Veach does not deny that he has in Possession a part of the goods but claims he did not take them and that another is guilty of the theft. Sheriff Mcferren arrived in Williamsport sunday evening with a each and placed him in jail. Monday he was taken before a Justice of peace where he waived examination and was bound Over in default of Bond to await the action of the Warren circuit court which convenes next monday september 4. Freight piles up Bench of Carsno. 90. West bound. Delayed traffic from 3 30 until 8 21 a. Monday West Lebanon to open schools sept. 11 the schools of Pike township will open on monday september 11th, for the school year of 1916-17 with the following list of teachers in charge High school superintendent h. F. Shier principal w. Edwin Kerst English Nellie Carithers Domestic science Marcia l. Kelley music and Art Eunice v. Peck. Grades seventh and eighth Coral j. Hunter 5th and 6th grades Jas. E. Johnston 3rd and 4th, Nettie Hove Ard 1st and 2nd, Mary Collins. Districts no. 1, Ruth m. Slater no. 2, Frank r. Martin no.3, Leoto an Eye for business. A Man got stalled in a mud Hole with his automobile. While making a vain attempt to escape a boy a geared with a team of horses j quot haul you out mister quot quot How much do you want quot quot three after handing Over the Money the tourist asked quot do you pull out Many in a Day quot quot i average twelve a Day quot the boy replied. Quot do you work nights too quot asked the tourist. Quot yes Ghaul water for the Ben Wilbur of Warren township was Down Friday afternoon shaking hands with old friends. No. 90, a West bound freight train on the Wabash was wrecked North of Attica londay morning. The train was running at a Lively rate of Speed when from some unknown cause a car about the Center of the train left the track. The compact of the two sections coming together caused four others to pile us along the right of Way blocking traffic from 3 30 until 8 21, until the wreckage could be cleared away. No one was injured and the greatest damage done was to the track and cars. Passenger train no. 28, due Here at 6 11 a. M., was detoured Over the big four to Veedersburg and then on up to Attica Over the c. Amp e. 1. The plugs East and West bound due Here at 7 42, were each delayed about an hour and a half. The devouring of 28 and the delaying of the plugs made All mails late and the people got very restless. Mention of this fact is made Only to demonstrate what would be encountered should the threatened Railroad strike place and be of any duration. Mails would be delayed Many hours each Day and it is possible that some Days we would receive no mail at All. There would be no freight or express and the effect on business can hardly be a Basket picnic. The methodist people of Jud Yville and Elm Grove dispensed with their regular services last sunday and went to Dick s Grove where they held a Union service and an old fashioned Basket picnic. The program in the afternoon consisted of recitations and songs followed by a Fine Sermon delivered by the pastor Rev. Kenyon. Mrs. De. Davis of Jud Yville also read a very interesting paper entitled quot now a Days quot that dealt on the happenings of the present Day just As they occur from time to time. These Good people had a Jolly Good time and they fully realized that such gatherings were helpful and the last month there has been Suitte a number of cases filed. Earlier in the season it looked As though about All judge Berry would have to do was to allow a few ill mated couples to separate and each go their Way rejoicing then close the docket with a bang and either go Home or go fishing but during the last month there has been quite a number of new cases filed and these added to the old cases that Are on the docket and yet unsettled bid fair to keep his Honor pretty Busy during the most of the term. The cases filed since August 11th, Are As follows John f. Judy is. G. L. Cronkhite debt. Filed aug. 12. Elsie Welch is. Ray Welch divorce. Filed aug. 17. Oscar 0. Mann it al is. a. Johnston debt. Filed aug. 18. State Bank of Otterbein is. Homer a. Johnston it al debt. Filed aug. 18. State Bank of Otterbein is. Homer a. Johnston it al debt. Filed aug. 18. State Bank of Otterbein is. Homer a. Johnston it al debt. Filed aug. 18. State Bank of Otterbein is. Homer a. Johnston it al debt. Filed aug 18. George Dee is. Ernest Grey As treasurer damages and injunction. Filed aug. 19. Mason Beason is. Minnie Beason divorce. Filed aug 24. John w. Crone As administrator is. Enoch l. Oland it al. Filed aug. 24. State of Indiana on the relation of Ira Evans is. Harry Dixon. Quo warranty. Filed aug 25. Milton Clark is. Joseph Albright damages. Filed aug. 25. Elmer Williams Reynolds Taylor company and Grant Buck debt. Filed aug 26.typhoid fever in Indiana. Although the number of cases of typhoid fever this month has reached 148, health authorities refuse to be alarmed Over the epidemic. Most of the cases have been traced to insanitary conditions about premises but a Large number have been found among persons who have returned from their vacations at resorts. It matters but Little where you have contracted the disease at Home or at a resort. There is no excuse for allowing premises to become so contaminated that it will Breed the germs of the fever and not Only endanger your own life but the lives of others. There Are dumping places in Williamsport right in the resident District that Are filthy and give off an unpleasant odor. There Are also out houses that Are not properly looked after and disinfected that give off an odor that is calculated to Breed disease. The past and present hot weather is also suited to disease Breeding and people should take every precaution against the germination of disease Schoonover soon to be married. Covington society is looking Forward with interest to the approaching marriage of judge 1. E. Schoonover and mrs. Homer Sewell which is said to be near at hand although the Date has not yet been announced. The judge has made extensive improvements about his residence and is planning an automobile trip to Chicago within a few Days and it is not expected that he will go alone. Mrs. Sewell is one of the finest women in Fountain county and is the possessor of a considerable Fortune. It was she who erected the clock in the Fountain county court House Tower As a memorial to her late husband

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