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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - December 21, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana Warren county july 16 14the review rep Bucan devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county new series vol. Iii. Williams fort Warren county Indiana. Thursday december 21, 1916. Number 11 a by Kos leis the st Sbory film ii. At the Home of m. A. Mcdonald Good music and toasts were features. The gathering that greeted the guests of Honor of the Methuselah club on the occasion of a Farewell dinner Given by the club at the Beautiful Home of Hon. M. A. Mcdonald and wife last Friday evening at 6 o clock to the Hon. Ele Stansbury and wife prior to their departure to the Capitol City where or. Stansbury will assume his new duties in the state House As attorney general of the state of Indiana deeply signifies the High esteem in which the honoured and worthy couple Are held in this Community in which they have am through with my work at Indianapolis i am coming Home to live with you again. It is nearly 28 years since Ella and i were married and we have plodded along All those years contented with our lot and Happy and honoured by your companionship. Together we have All travelled life s Highway sometimes in Sunshine sometimes in sorrow we have shared our Joys and mingled our tears. To night As we realize that this feast this music and these kind words Are to assure us of your Friendship and esteem we Are flattered into the belief that we have not wholly failed in our life s labors. Soon i will have to take up the work assigned me by the people of Indiana and i Hope i will be Able to conduct that work without disappointment to my friends. I will find it a great task to make Good in the footsteps of the great Joseph e. Mcdonald and his illustrious Suc resided so Long and altruistically symbolizes that deep sin re neigh-1 he a Borly love and brags to the surface Opportunity to undertake resplendent by the Pride that sometimes lies dormant but which bursts Forth spontaneously when a great Honor Falls to the lot of a worthy and True neighbor effacing As it were All Petty partisan feelings and As likened to one family join in biding him a fond Farewell knowing that in his new sphere he will bring Honor upon this Community. In keeping with the spirit that was Manifest throughout the occasion there were no belated participants and promptly at the appointed hour All repaired to the spacious dining room where a bounteous spread awaited them. In a word due Justice was accorded the substantial repast that had been prepared As was evidenced by the Happy and cordial pleasantries that were exchanged by the club members and the guests during the Progress of the feast. Something that is different to perform and that is a great Honor. If we succeed much we will owe to your Faith and Confidence and if we fail in you we will find sympathy and Consolation. When we get settled Over at the Capitol be sure to come and see us your visits to our Quot Little Hole in the Wall Quot will be the happiest events of our sojourning in that at the conclusion of or. Stans Bury s response or. Mcdonald called udon Hon. E. F. Mccabe who in his usual characteristic Way responded As follows Quot this occasion represents and typifies not merely our Confidence and Pride in our fellow townsman and our appreciation of the Honor he has brought to our old Home town. It has a larger and finer. A a r a Meang. It signals the of Asseg of with a full measure of a ppr Cia of i. To bitter part feeling the spirit of tion for the Good things that appeased the Quot inner Man Quot the meal came to an end whereupon or. Mcdonald arose and As Toast master i of the evening in his gracious and genial manner spoke As follows party intolerance against which Washington devoted so Large a part of his Farewell address. In speaking of it he said Quot this spirit unfortunately is in separable from our nature having friends Sisters and Brothers of the me strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in All governments More or less stifled controlled or thu Selah club we have met Here this evening to do Honor to brother and sister i Stansbury brother Stansbury hav-1 i i a i x i.1. 1 fri i repressed but in those of the popu my been elected to the office of a ,. A a 1 j a c4. I. J or form it is seen in its greatest attorney general of the state Andi a i to. A r i frankness and is truly their worst will soon depart with his family to a re n j a r t j v t 4 1 enemy. The alternate domination the City of Indianapolis to take up j.,/. R 4.a in i of one faction Over another Sharp the duties of that High office. I a a x. Ened by tie spirit of revenge Natur brother Stansbury no one knows dissension which in Dif better than i what an Opportunity m countries has per life this new Honor Means to you. J Petra led the most horrid enormities my father was the first attorney is if despotism. But general elected in Indiana and be ing a boy of twelve at that time i know what a Field of Honor and Fortune it opened up to him. He gained experience during his two terms gg.,. Gurity in that office that he could not have absolute and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men and repose in the Power of an individual gotten in years practising his pro a a a session at a country bar. It placed a prevailing faction More Able him at the very head of his proves fortunate than his compete Sion in the state and with your is turns this disposition to the ability and experience As a lawyer purposes of his own Elevation on we know you will return at the end end of your term with much Honor. The ruins of the Public so i Welcome this Opportunity to you and our Good sister Are going i warning and to congrats soon to leave us and. Live in a City ourselves that we do not Long which 1 know from thirty five years entertain such spirit but without As a resident is one of the most 1 reference to difference of party or hospitable on the Globe. But when religion we meet As people of Wil you Are surrounded with new friends a sport proud of our town our and Are receiving the hospitality of i ppm it that great City we wish you would a hat we live in the finest remember that out Here on the Banks of the world. Within a radius of the Wabash at the Home m which dirty Miles of this spot is produced you have lived so Many years there cd and the finest people is a Hittle band of friends called me-1 pm was born thu Selah Sisters and Brothers that i egg. Love you and wish you All the sue-1 Andrews at West Point produced Cess in the world. A Gap a a a or. Stansbury arose and very International live Stock show at modestly responded to the Toast j Chicago Fred Palin at Newtown master As follows raised the Only ear of Corn that was Quot dear friends a i am without perfect and that Ever sold for a words to do Justice to this occasion. Thousand dollars Frank Hanly who we certainly appreciate the splendid started his career Here an orator manner in which you have honoured a a now of National renown and a Mas us this evening. We have been j ter of vehement invective the foot friends and neighbors for a Long Ball team of Pine Village rightful time. It was 33 years ago last champions of the world in their month since i landed in Williams line Uncle Joe Cannon of Danville port no relative within a Hundred less than thirty Miles away who Miles except a brother and his wife j like Nestor of the greek legend has who moved away about three years not Only lived through three Gener later but the people were the Best lotions but has put up a game fight the world affords. There is no place every minute of that time and still to me like Warren county and no retains the Confidence and affection people so dear to me and when i of thousands Jos. M. Rabb one of the Best trial judges i Ever saw was a product of this old town in every sense of the word and last but not least of the living champions of the forensic Arena our state s attorney general ele Stansbury is one of us. So with just Pride in him. And with a knowledge that when he assumes the duties of the High place he is soon to occupy he will reflect Honor upon us and on his Home Community we bid him a Short Farewell and in this non partisan Way and in furtherance of the spirit of religious and political tolerance when he has a discharged that office and his responsibilities cease we bespeak his return to attorney h. D. Billings was next called upon and being in his usual Good Humoured mood after partaking of a Hearty meal said among other things Quot that when he first came to Williamsport he formed a partnership with Plon. J. Frank Hanly who after a time went to the state House As governor of this great state of Indiana. My next partnership was with or. Stansbury who now leaves me for a place in the state House As attorney general and now i have formed a partnership with Carl a. Mehaffey and i do not know what or. Mehaffey will get unless it will be United states the next Methuselah called on was county superintendent Harry Evans who said Quot just after eating is not my time for making speeches but i feel somewhat guilty for some of this trouble caused to or. Stansburyy i voted for others were called on to respond and As none had anything to say it was supposed that probably they were All Quot too full Quot for utterance. At this Point in the program the Toast master read the following Telegram from Methuselah s or. And mrs. S. G. Rossiter Quot Chicago iii., nov. 14,1916. To m. A. Mcdonald and others Williamsport to night we drink to Methuselah seventh son of Adam and to All men of Selah Viz men of the goddesses. We Are with you in spirit although detained in the flesh. Accept congratulations with regrets to Stansbury s on their departure. Best wishes for a pleasant evening. May All live the allowed years histor Galley three Mically attributed to above named ancestor. The Rossiter the following letter of regrets from judge Berry and wife was read Quot Williamsport ind., \ december 14, 1916. J or. M. A. Mcdonald City my dear or. Mcdonald upon phoning my wife extending to her the invitation on behalf the Methuselah club to attend a dinner at your residence to Morrow evening i ascertained that the afternoon club of Fowler meets with her tomorrow evening and for that reason we must decline the invitation. Thanking you on behalf of the club for this kind invitation and joining the club in extending our Best wishes to or. And mrs. Stansbury soon departing for their Indianapolis Home and in Honor of whom the reception will be Given we remain very truly yours or. And mrs. Burton b. at the conclusion of the Reading of the Telegram and letter of regrets four talented entertainers from the Lafayette conservatory of music who were secured by or. Mccabe rendered the following program which was thoroughly enjoyed by All Quot slavonic dances Quot o. Minor violin solos Dvorak Kreisler i my. Norman Weiler. Vonni a Ninci / Quot Chauson ,&Quot.bemberg v Pocai bios. J j Jig pm Rose,&Quot.Bond miss Gertrude Potser. Reading Quot Slot a Liz. miss Dorothy Siegers. F Quot intermezzo Quot piano solos i ",&Quot c minor. Chaps a Quot the Chase Quot. Pagan no Juszt Mil. Robert ring. Know a Llin,&Quot.whelplpy Moonlight song,&Quot.cadmrn Quot our Lea Clover,&Quot.coomt b Misa Gertrtde Portser. Reading Quot on the summer resort Porth with miss Dorothy Siegers. A Quot slavonic no. 2. E minor. Dvorak Kreisler Quot slavonic dance Quot no. 3. G major. Dvorak Kreisler or. . The evening was one of real enjoyment to All the occasion marked As it was by that True spirit of friendliness and brotherly love permeating All present bespeaks for the genial and courteous Host and hostess an unmeasurable depth of True hospitality and to those present of opposite political Faith from that of the guest of Honor a Broad and healthy True and absolute american citizenship. The Methuselah club was organized some 19 years ago last May. At that time mesdames Durborow Rabb and Rose Smith while spending an afternoon with mrs. W. H. Stephens and during the visit they talked of the possibility of forming a club of some kind. It was decided that each one would invite two each. Later they met organized with a membership of eighteen and named the club Quot Methuselah Quot and from that time to the present Day they have kept the club intact taking in new members when one of their number moved away to make some other place their Home. They have spent Many Happy hours together in All these years. During this time the club has had the Good Fortune in that death has not claimed one of its members As yet nor has any member Ever tendered a resignation. The following named is the present Roll of membership mesdames Lee Vanreed c. G. Rossiter Isaiah Smith Ella Smith a. H. Haun Jennie Hatton Frank Demmary H. Stephenson h. D. Billings w. H. Stephens Mary l. Durborow a. B. Donovan ele Stansbury Frances Broadie m. A. Mcdonald Charles keys Harry Evans and Henry Chandler. The following named Are the sex members of the club but have moved away and As far As we can learn their present address mrs. George stump Sublette Kansas mrs. J. M. Rabb Logansport ind. Mrs. S. C. Hanson Indianapolis ind. Mrs. T. W. Carson Lafayette ind. Mrs. R. L. Winks Attica ind. Mrs. Fremont Goodwine locus Ridge Louisiana mrs. E. B. Anderson Enterprise Mississippi mrs. J. T. Saun Derson Monticello ind. And mrs. F. L. Gemmer Indianapolis Swank found Frozen in rive was working As Engineer for the car Michael Crider a hey were a ounce Williamsport s citizens who Are Well to do and respected. Vocal Quot of violin. Listen. Do you remember Many of our men readers when you were Young men have you every sat by the fire at evening time and looked Back Over your past life and thought of the Many pranks you played or the wild tips you made which were innocent and harmless but to Day since you have grown older you Call them foolish and would chide your own son were he to do a similar act of course you have and you have made All kinds of dire threats to your son because you was afraid he would follow in the footsteps of Quot dad Quot. Not so Many years ago Lee Van Reed and tru High were Young men of Warren county and by the Way they Are not classed among the old men yet but in their younger Days and before they were married they were not unlike other Young men they were full of life and liked to pull off a few stunts out of the Ordinary. Once upon a time they conceived the idea that they would like to take a Little Quot wild Goose Chase Quot and accordingly built a raft and floated Down the River As far As Vincennes. When they left the Vanreed High Landing at Williamsport they had plenty of Money but being Young sort of sporty and great lovers of society their funds gave out in the course of a few weeks. But they were game to the Core and did to like Man Yyoung men of today would have done write Home to Quot dad Quot for Money to come Home on but they looked about for work which they found and after saving enough Money to again appear prosperous they came Home. The raft or Steamer Quot Moonlight Quot As it was christened was left to the mercies of the Vincennes people As the boys argued it they would have to exert too much Elbow grease to push her Back up the Wabash which was a far More powerful Stream than it is to Day. Word was received Here monday that Jess Swank the son of mrs. Belle Draper and the step son of Dan Draper now living in st. Louis who has been missing since thursday of last week had been found in a River at Defiance Ohio where the company were putting in a Bridge. Or. Swank worked at night and was on duty wednesday night prior to his disappearance and was seen Only about two blocks from his work his dinner bucket in hand on the night of his disappearance. When he did not show up for work the men at the. Works were at a loss to know Why. And when he could not be found the next Day or the following evening it was thought that he might have been sick and gone to the Home of a Friend mrs. R. M. Todd of st. Louis with whom he boarded for a Long time and who treated the unfortunate Man As one of her own family word was dispatched to the car Michael Crider office under which he worked out of st. Louis of the time of his disappearance and or. Carmichael sent a representative to the Home of mrs. Todd to see if he was or had been there. But he had not been there nor had this lady even heard of the missing Man. Then the search was renewed with vigor and As stated above he was found Frozen to death in the River. No one knows How he came to be on the River As it is said it was Frozen Over. In fact his death is shrouded in mystery and it is possible no one will Ever know How it happened but it is known that he was in Good health and Good spirits on the night he disappeared because he Drew Only 50 cents from his Hamilton with which As he stated to Purchase some tobacco. Some think it was foul play but this is hardly probable As he had not drawn his last month s pay nor his pay for the month i Evious As it is said he was saving his Money to enjoy the Christmas holidays by spending a few Days with his Mother and with friends in st. Louis. Jess Swank has been in the employ of the Carmichael co., Ever since he was 14 years old having started As water boy when the Bridge at Independence was built some 17 years ago and has been one 1 of their faithful and trusted employees since that time. He was born near Williamsport and would have been 31 years old this coming Januari y. The Shock of his untimely death has almost prostrated his Mother whose health was not very Good at the Best. The body was shipped to this place where the funeral services were held and inter ment Hill in be Bank examiner. 8heidch�libed with Man said to have defrauded a firm of Danville Illinois Grover Crouch whose former Home is in state line was arrested at Indianapolis wednesday of last week on a charge of being a fugitive from Justice was returned to Danville at 3 o clock last thursday morning in charge of w. G. Walker chief of police. He was taken to police Headquarters where he was held pending arraignment on a charge of embezzling �1,000 from the firm of Knox amp Lynch for whom he worked As a bookkeeper. Crouch asserts that there is some mistake that he is not guilty As charged. When taken into the court of Justice Judy last thursday afternoon he waived his preliminary hearing and was bound Over to await the action of the grand jury his Bond being fixed at s1,50d. In default of Bond he was taken to jail. Crouch was a former High school student of the Williamsport schools several years ago and will be remembered by Many of the older students. He Only attended High school Here one year when he left and went to Danville where he entered a business College. During the time he was a student in the schools Here he was a gentleman in every sense of the term and made Many friends who Only Hope that As he says there is some mistake and that he May be Able to establish the fact that he is not guilty As charged. L.4ter. Relatives of Grover Crouch the Young state line Man arrested in Indianapolis several Days ago on a charge of embezzling about $1,000 from his former employers the Knox amp Monument company was Friday afternoon released from the county jail at Danville after his relatives and his Mattoi Ney Alfred Johnson had succeeded in obtaining Bond for him. The required Bond of $1,500 was made up by several friends and relatives of Crouch after things had been arranged by attorney Johnson and the complainants in the Case had Given their assent to the acceptance of the Bond. It is understood that Crouch with his wife of but two weeks will return to Indianapolis where he has a Spon sible position with a Large manufacturing company. When wanted by the grand jury he will return and stand trial. 1f. Pe�r8�n Vic Alfil of robbed of $30 and a ticket to to lox. Miss Amos Morris succeeds As cashier of discount and Deposit state Bank Clyde Hurt a Warren county boy but cashier of the discount and Deposit state Bank at Kentland for the past seven years has received an appointment As travelling examiner in the banking department of the state auditor s office. The appointment was made by state auditor Otto l. Klauss who succeeded to this office on december first and carries with it a lucrative salary. The selection of or. Hurt for this exacting and responsible position is a recognition of his splendid ability and his friends will be pleased to hear of his appointment. It is also a compliment to the discount and Deposit state Bank in that its system of banking is so perfect and so thoroughly systematized As to fit its employees to take up such work. Or. Hurt had eight year s banking experience before going to Kent land and is fully qualified to efficiently perform his new duties. Don t forget the worthy poor of Williamsport on Christmas Day. Put a cheer and Sunshine in their Homes and make them understand life is not All gloom. About the Middle of last week our Friend than Pearson with a part of relatives left Williamsport bound for Bolo i Mississippi where they were going to spend at least a part of the Winter. The tourist party had to change cars at Danville As their tickets called for transportation on the Quot Dixie flyer Quot on the c. Amp e. A. Railroad out of Danville. I the train was late and the party having a Little time to spare strolled about the streets of Danville to see i the sights. When the train pulled into the station and they were about to get on Board than discovered that his ticket was gone also about $30 in Money which had been taken off his person by some Light fingered gentleman who was evidently looking for a Little Christmas Money. Than was not the Only person who was victimized by the robbers As three others reported a similar loss to the police. We want to say however that it will take More than a $30robbe y to step than Pearson when he starts out to find a climate that is beneficial to his health for he is one of those determined Fellows who has never read about defeat and although he has been in some places where other men would have been discouraged and Given up than just kept moving along by easy stages until finally he emerged from darkness into Sim Shine. A a Christmas gift

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