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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - December 28, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana Warren county july 16 14 devoted to the interests of and Warren county new series vol. Iii. Williamsport Indiana the tuesday december 28, 1916. A Tembek 12tried 10 by urn himself and a Hejl la re a the new year Straw out of tick on the cot and let us make Williamsport a bigger set it on fire. And better town in 1917. De. O Kane the insane Man trom the neighbourhood of Hedrick and who is confined in the county jail tried to destroy himself last thursday by setting fire to the Straw which he took out of the tick in his cell. Sheriff Mcferren at the noon hour took his dinner in to the insane Man and at that time there was nothing about the jail in disorder. After giving him ample time to eat his dinner he returned to the cell to get the vessels used in serving dinner and found the jail full of smoke. Investigation proved that o Kane had emptied the Straw from the tick on the cot wrapped his head in a Blanket and set fire to the Straw with the avowed intention of burning himself to death. The sheriff got real Busy and attached a Hose to with this Issue the review Republican will close the year 1916, during which time we have enjoyed a fairly Good business due to the Loyal support of the people in both Public and private life. We thank you. With this Issue the merchants will step Over the line and into the Dawn of 1917, a new year and we Trust that they too have each received their share of the Prosperity that has been abroad in the land. In looking Over the town we find that we have had no failures but on the contrary Many of our business people have enlarged their business by adding new lines. Some have added a business room others have built a business place while still others have erected and furnished for Nice comfortable Homes. West indies soon to belong to a a. Prompt Exchange of ratification expected on treaty to sell Isles. The Shower Bath and proceeded to truly this has been a prosperous put the fire out and also Cool off the would be suicide. Since that time o Kane who seems to have become More violent in the past few Days has been kept locked in a cell and close watch kept on him because it is absolutely certain that if he were Given a Chance he would destroy himself. At noon on the same Day his sister from Chicago arrived Here but prior to her coming she called mrs. Mcferren Over the phone and during the conversation it is said abused mrs. Mcferren who was in year. This being True we enter into 1917 with not a depressed slate with Prosperity written on every Side which being looked upon from every business Angle should place us meaning business men and private citizens in a better position to reach out and do greater and better things for Williamsport. We should develop the natural resources that Are at our very door we should look after the matter of having the Illinois Central Railroad extend the West Lebanon Branch to this place. Washington dec. 26.�?approval by Denmark s parliament of the treaty by which the United states will acquire the danish West indies opens the Way for a prompt Exchange of ratification Between the two governments and consummation of negotiations that have been in Progress intermittently since the civil War. The United states Senate already has Given its approval and As soon As the formal exchanges have taken place the administration will press measures in Congress appropriating the Purchase Price $25,000,000, and providing for the institution of an american territorial government on the islands. American naval strategists for years have regarded Possession of this Little group lying fifty Miles East of Porto Rico As absolutely necessary to prevent any european Power from acquiring it and moreover to establish Here a great naval base and Coaling station for the United states Fleet. Christmas at the Santa claims was on the Job and made the Little folks Happy. No Way to blame for her brother s the county seat where it rightfully condition or because he was con Belonis. We should get after the fined in jail. As soon As she reached c. Amp e. I. Railroad at Jud Yville and Williamsport she visited the jail and j have it enter our City both of which wanted to take her brother out and j would increase our business capacity either take him Home with her or j at least 75 per cent. We should also place him in a private institution. Look after a Public Park and fit it up being refused this she next wanted for use by the Middle of the coming to visit her brother in his eel and summer and have it ready for the give him a bottle of Medicine which carnivals Chautauqua family re was also refused her and she was unions and other gatherings that told that we had physicians to look i would assemble Here if we had a after such cases Here and that if her i suitable place for them to meet. Brother needed medical Aid he would it takes Money to do these things be looked after promptly. Being i but if we meet and organize now Defeated at every turn she made she and go at it with a grim determine became hostile and it was Only after i tion to accomplish the work Laid out the sheriff had threatened to lock Success is sure to be the result. That she left "1 panics in household supplies. Her up As a nuisance the jail and departed for Home. Food prices and storage. The idea of reducing prices i formerly panics were a thing of Stock markets and commercial Cen Ivy ters. They vastly upset the Busi m Means of cold storage warehouses Quot Ess fabric but affected Only located All Over food producing Sec directly Lious Ehold supplies tons has Long been advocated. A i i is year a new kind of panic warehouse located at some Cente seems to have got started. The no for a group of Rural communities is been spread whether by de should seemingly be Able to take in Quot of that i Weir was a Short farm produce and sell it to retailers age in foods and other supplies. The at prices to beat the wholesalers shortage in cereals and eggs has who Row handle them. Been Over estimated and dealers from the middleman s Point of a ave tumbled Over each other to get View the jobber can take the pro supplies charging up High prices to duct off the Farmers hands and sell i Consumers. It cheaper than a local warehouse the government is now Busy m can dispose of it. He will say the the attempt to learn whether this is expense of putting product through the result of any conspiracy the hands of the several Middle men whether the Law can get any grip would be less than the costs a local of the elusive Speculator is open to warehouse would incur in making some doubt. Possibly activity on Gilg the part of the department of jus Farmers Are Apt to be jealous of i Tice May have effect even if few con co operative Effort. The majority fictions Are secured of them would probably not be sat meanwhile it will be Well for the isfried unless their product was ban consumer to take reports of Scarcity died individually. Yet to get the with some Reserve. In so far As he Best results of classification any give can Supply himself with substitutes in product should be handled As a Foi Quot household needs he will do Well whole. However cooperative the egg dealers claim the Supply schemes for marketing products Are i is Short let the householders next season put Down a Supply in jars i meat is real food. H. E. Barnard pure food and drug commissioner of Indiana has issued a statement that meat is a real food for Man on account that it contains nutrients in an Early assimilated form and in such quantities that it is not necessary to eat a Large amount of coarse food to be sufficiently nourished. We probably eat too much meat however. We certainly spend More Money for meat than we should. If we want to save on our meat Bills we can Cut Down our meat diet without noticing it by substituting other articles Rich in protein and at less Cost. The housewife who May wish to serve other food in the place of meat dishes has Many materials at her disposal. The most common substitutes Are fish milk dried Beans peas and cheese. We do not eat enough fish. Probably this fault is not our own but that of the fish dealer who has not Learned to take care of fish so that it is always fresh and satisfactory. When the meat dealer does fish will be More appreciated than now. When Good fish is obtainable however it should be used More frequently than now. If every other Day were fish Day and we did not have to wait for Friday for fish we would be just As Well fed and More cheaply. The Peanut should also be added to the list of meat substitutes. It is common food in the South and is being used More and More in the North. When peas and Beans Are served since they Are lacking in fat they should be accompanied by such fat As Salt pork Bacon or butter. A pint of dried peas and a half a Pound of pork contains As much protein As a Pound and a half of meat. It is also Rich in starch and fat and is therefore a More balanced food. The presbyterian Church held their Christmas exercises on saturday evening and had a splendid program. The meeting was Well attended and everybody present enjoyed the occasion very much. The methodist Church gave their Little folks the Christmas treat sunday morning and in the evening held their exercises which were Well attended very appropriate and very interesting. The methodist people began Early to train for the Christmas exercises and of course were Well prepared. The Christian Bible school held their exercises on sunday evening and along with the usual Christmas tree they had a Santa Claus and program that was both interesting and entertaining. There were no presents placed on the tree but if there was a child in the House who did of receive a treat it was not the fault of the superintendent w. C. Odle or of old Santa Claus As it was intended that All should be made Happy if possible on this glad Christmas eve. A blockade of autos were held because of the icy Road. Two dashes to pole next will try for North pole and Amundsen for same . E. Church Quot watch night Quot service will be observed next sunday night at which time the Public is invited. We shall observe the Quot watch night Quot service beginning at 8 o clock and running until 12 o clock. The time will be divided into special hours the program will vary from time to time. Addresses will be made by or. G. W. Switzer of Lafayette the Rev. Brad Ner a. Wells of the presbyterian Church and the Rev. John e. Mccloud. Special music consisting of solos duets and qua tettes will be giving. Hand Bills showing the exact arrangement of the different parts will be Given to each Home the last of the week. The sunday school Board met last sunday and elected the following officers for the coming year sup . A. G. Broadie. Assistant sup . H. Madaus. Secretary miss Roxanna Binkley. Treasurer a. J. Winger. Supt. Home department mrs. Sadie Luppold. Supt. Of the Cradle Roll mrs. B. J. Winger. Pianist Esther Luppold. Assistant pianist Frances Kelly. Choristers miss Ethel Gregory. The Board will meet at the Home of mrs. A. G. Broadie next tuesday night to Complete the election. John e. Mccloud pastor. Early tuesday morning Harry be Langea started to Attica in his Little Henry Ford and the going was mighty Good until he arrived at the top of the Attica Hill and there he had to beat a Retreat. At the top of the Hill he found about ten other autos principally Fords who did not dare to undertake the descent of the Slick icy Hill for fear of going Over the embankment. The Drivers however held a Council and one or to o failed to comprehend the danger of the perilous trip and the result was that two machines piled up in the ditch. About this time another fellow drove up who had More nerve than All the others and he started Down the icy slide. He had t gone far until he too began to slide to the Edge of the Grade and those in the car with him noting the fact that they were soon due to take a Tumble Jum Ped from the car but were even unable to Cross the Road or get Back up the Hill. Those at the top who had watched the cars slide first to one Side of the Road and then to the other and finally got off into the ditch decided that Williamsport was a better town to Trade in than any and following the car leading Harry Belan Geas then came to this town where the streets Are easily climbed and where the merchants sell merchandise for a less Price. Arrangements for the american Polar expedition to be headed by Captain Robert a. Bartlett. Peary s navigator on his dash to the North pole have progressed to the Point where it is possible that the expedition which is to be similar to another led by Captain Ronald Amundsen discoverer of the South pole May get away next summer. Rear Admiral Peary who recently returned from new York where he conferred with Amundsen and Bartlett understands that sufficient Money has been subscribed privately to carry out the expedition which will Cost about $200,000. Amundsen s expedition will be prepared to stay on the ice from three to five years to make a scientific study of physical conditions in the Central Polar regions. Starting from different Points the expeditions intend to Drift across the North Polar Ocean and possibly meet or pass. Both explorers will have new ships built expressly for their work Amundsen s in Norway Bartlett s on the Pacific coast. Both expeditions have the endorsement and encouragement of the National geographical society. Both will use aeroplanes and have the Active cooperation of the Aero club of Christmas exercises. Instead of having the usual sunday school Christmas program this year the social committee of the Christian Endeavor took the leading part in preparing the entertainment using the sunday school classes of mrs. Evans miss Schlosser miss Demmary miss Claypool miss Mcdonald or. Davis and miss Schoon Over for the drills and Tableaux rep presenting the spirit of the Yule season assisted by some of the older ones in the singing and the sunday school orchestra. The Tableaux were taken by the smaller pupils and were quite fitting. Among the special music numbers were a Solo by miss Keister Solo by or. Sutton accompanied by or. Coffing on the Cornet numbers by the orchestra and three Christmas carols by a ves Thomas Hargraves. Thomas Hargraves was born in Yorkshire England december 22, 1828, and died december 4, 1916, at the age of 87 years 11 months and 12 Days. He came to America when 21 years of age and lived in Wisconsin but soon moved to Warren county Indiana where he resided until coming to Blackwell okla., in february of 1901. On september 20, 1860, he was married to Frances Mary Borders. To this Union six children were born four of whom with the aged wife survive him. The children mrs. A. Smith of Fowler Colo. Miss Lura Hargraves of Kansas City mo., and Carl and Ida of this City were inconstant attendance during the last illness. J. A. Borders and mrs. G. W. Erskine relatives from the old Indiana Home attended the funeral. Or. Hargraves became a member Quot half a Jitney Quot proposed As new Money. A two and a half cent piece is demanded by the country according to the director of the mint whose annual report recommends the passage of a Law authorizing coins of that denomination from Copper and Nickel. Quot when you consider that we have making Good Progress. If Farmer scan drop this suspicious attitude his own basement As so Many people no Coin Between Thel cent piece and and accept the impartial grading of 1 Are doing now. If meat goes up sky the 5-cent piece and that Many an a warehouse superintendent great rocketing let people use More fish article Worth More than a cent and difficulty can be overcome. I oysters. The excellent wordless than 5 cents Sells for the latter to get a warehouse system going done nowadays in putting up canned Price because of the Lack of an inter would take Faith and patience. It would perhaps not pay anything for a year or two. It would take time to make its product known Money would have to be spent on advertising and personal solicitation. But once its product became known it surely could undersell the middlemen. The Public is Likely to be forced into such scheme for gathering and storing the products of a Given locality and shipping them out As needed. It could be undertaken either by leagues of Farmers associations of Consumers or municipal or other Public organizations. The american people Are getting tired of seeing middleman and speculators pile up their pyramids of profits. Goods makes it possible to get along without Many of the Staples thus 1 reducing the grip of the food Speculator to the minimum. Mediate monetary unit of value says the director Quot the economic importance of it will be readily seen. Articles which now sell for 15 cents Many of the people who have suf each or two for a Quarter would sell feed through the Northern states for 12- cents. Popular shops such this year on account of the reputed As the 5 and 10 cent stores would shortage and consequent High Price undoubtedly place articles now sell of Coal could have made a further ing two for 5 cents on Sale at use of Wood and helped bring the Coal dealers to terms. It will be a Ivery healthful thing for dealers in i Clover seed for Sale household necessities if they can i have some Little red Clover feel that the people Are resourceful seed re cleaned and free of Buck in meeting fictitious scarcities and Horn. See John Shamp Williams will use substitutes rather than pay port ind., when you want to buy. Exorbitant prices. Of. Chas. College to meet. On the second monday in january which will be the 8th Day of the month the electors chosen at the november election will meet at their several state capitals to cast their votes for the candidates they were chosen to vote for. Each group will choose one of their number As a messenger to carry the vote to Washington in person and deliver it to a joint session of con. Gress at which the speaker of the House will preside and the vote will then be officially announced. These votes Are usually cast for the candidate for which the electors were chosen but there have been cases when this was not done. In 1872 when Greeley was a candidate and received the vote of a few states he had died soon after the election and when the electors met they voted for other men t. A. Hendricks getting most of the democratic electoral votes. Tal choir of men and boys was Par of the m. E. Church in 1881 and titular by Nice. The whole program was dignified and in keeping with the occasion entering about the birth of the Christ child. Miss Alice Mcdonald As chairman of the social committee certainly distinguished herself As a planner of a Good enter Quot grandpa Quot Hargraves was Loyal to lived the life of a consistent Christian meeting its close with unwavering Faith. His last hours watched Over by members of his family and friends were quiet and peaceful a truly fitting close to a Long life. Tain ment and she saw to it that it his Home and his friends. In his was carried out to the letter she i diet genial Way he came closely in and mrs. Evans who assisted her touch with the lives of Many and literally worked Day and night for will be sorely missed by All who its Success and the results were cer 1-new him. A Host of friends sym mainly worthy of the efforts. It was it Patrize sincerely with the ones who such an entertainment As gives one mourn his okla., Sun. A Kindlien feeling for Mankind and a higher respect for the Church and what it stands supper. The Christian Bible school will hold a Box supper in the basement of the Church at tab on saturday evening dec. 30. Proceeds for the Berie fit of the Church. Prepare your boxes and come and have a Good time and help us in a worthy cause. Miss Edith Beamer of Lafayette was the guest the first of the week of Catherine Etnire of this City. Why not Start monday just at the beginning of the new year there should be an Effort made by All to save a Little for that Rainy Day that sooner or later manages to last in giving his reasons said that the appointment is Good. The Lafayette sunday Leader says Guy c. Hanna having resigned As superintendent of the Indiana boys school at Plainfield monday visit us All. At this moment our banking firms Are doing what they can to inculcate in the minds of the Public ideas of Thrift by putting in governor elect the Banks a portion of the earnings and thus be better prepared to meet his act was prompted because of a word Duel in which he had indulged during the recent Campaign with Goodrich. There was not much delay in naming a successor and the selection made the Butcher the Miller and the tax i could scarcely have been better collector. There should be in the George a. H. Shideler was the Choice breast of every Man old or Young the wish to be Independent of his friends. This cannot always be done to be sure but it could be much More generally the Case if every one would try to so live As to save a Little each Revenue Law. The new Revenue Law will go into effect on Januar 1st, when the tax Sale on cigars and tobaccos will go off. The tax will still remain on Pool rooms picture shows theatres and Bowling alleys the same As in the past except As to shows in cities of 5,000 population or less this tax being reduced to just one half the amount heretofore charged. The tax is due january 1st. Of the governor and sure it is a Happy one. Shideler made during the time he was Warden of the Michigan City prison a very remarkable record and it is doubtful if there is in the state a Man More thoroughly Well posted in regard to All of the state s institutions wherein he takes utmost interest. Or. S., it goes without the saying is a very ardent Republican. But those who Are Quot in the know Quot will concede that he is the right Man in the right place even though he differ from them in politics. This is the institution of which George d. Franklin this City is a trustee it is time now to begin to think about those new resolutions

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