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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - December 29, 1921, Williamsport, Indiana W. I \ t i v a 4 h i h last edition for �92� the entered As second class matter at the Post office at w�z1-Liamsport, Indiana. New series a a 12 Williamsport Indiana thursday december 29, 1921 i. W. Cripe owner and publisher. Auni err a a j--�?dea11 to lids the Holiday spa file county Harry Evans was victim of the grim reaper death was caused from injuries sustained from a fall at his Home last saturday when he slipped on some icy Steps. Deceased was held in High esteem by All who knew him comments i Don t believe that Christmas is to Williamsport. The people have degenerating. I believe the spirit j been most hospitable and kind to of Good will among men is being myself and family. We have now Ifor Many years or. Evans has been superintendent of the schools of Warren county and served the schools to the Best of his ability. It. Harry Evans who has been superintendent of the schools of Warren county the past fourteen years died at his Home in Williamsport sunday evening from injuries received in a fall on the icy Steps of his Back porch saturday morning. Or. Evans was carrying out the ashes after building his fires and the ice on his Back Steps caused him to fall and strike the Back of his head which resulted in his death about 36 hours later. R. M. Hatton was passing and noticed that or. Evans was injured and came to his Rescue by helping him to his feet. Or. Evans then went about his duties apparently not much the worse for his mishap he ate his breakfast and planned to go to his office at the court House for the Day but at the urgent solicitation of mrs. Evans he that were not so Good. While in Alvin Illinois he attend remained at Home. He a Quot Greer College Quot at Hoopeston Deavo red to assure the members of his family Circle that he was not much Hurt which apparently was the Case. Or Evans spent the Forenoon about the House doing some slight chores and spending some time Reading a Book. He ate a Light dinner and after the meal helped arrange a Christmas tree in the Home. 111., during his vacation and later finished his College work at Chicago University All his life has been devoted to school work. He has always helped with anything that was of a Benefit to Mankind. During the win old War he was affiliated with the red Cross and an Active worker. He was also one of the about 2 o clock in the afternoon officers of the Quot Community fund Quot of Williamsport and the last meeting of the committee was held in his office Only last thursday evening. He was a Man of wonderful ability and will not easily be replaced. In Early life he United with the Quot Church of god Quot in Jordan township and he complained of a numbness in parts of his body and a physician was summoned. Or. Evans remained conscious until about Midnight when he informed his wife of inability to move one of his limbs. He soon lapsed into unconsciousness fostered by the Christmas tide As much now As formerly and that it will continue to be so to the end of time. I know there is much commercialism about the occasion and that some of the real end and. Aim of Christmas is perverted by this Means but i believe that much Good is done through the Purchase and giving of gifts. We Are All More or less children and our spiritual natures Are by much influenced and directed by things. I was very much impressed with the Community Christmas program in the opera House in Williamsport. Gifts were Given out to Rich and poor alike and the occasion was certainly one to Foster the real spirit of democracy. I am in favor of continuing to buy and give such present at Christmas time As we can afford having Christmas Trees parties Church programs the Young people coming Home from College going to visit friends we have not seen for a year or More and sending our greetings broadcast. Perhaps there Are some excesses and these should be discouraged but i believe the Good far outweighs the evil and that Christmas is grander and finer and Fuller than Ever. Let s begin How to plan for next year. Been in business Here five months. It is current on every hand that general business conditions Are somewhat precarious and even some persons Are real Panicky. In View of All this by hard work close attention to business and strict Economy i find that he balance on my Ledger is on the cred Side. True i am not going As fast As i should like at times but the Assurance that i am going in the right direction consoles me on he Way and when business gets real Good May be i can Quot step on her schools closed Fob vacation with Fine program. Under the supervision of supt. Davis the Williamsport High school gave a very delightful and entertaining program at the school building i riday afternoon. There were about Twenty five visitors present. The program opened by the singing of Quot America Quot by the school after which an invocation was Given by Rev Hoot. Then followed a Reading by Constance Elwood and a piano duet by Juanita Anderson and Thelma High. After an excellent number by the glee club Rev. Babbs gave a very interesting address on Quot Christmas in his and through a questionnaire sent out endeavoured to show the de by the american medical Assoc a p. W. Fleming Well known banker and citizen pm away last Friday he was an old resident of this county and formerly a resident of West Lebanon before moving to this place years ago. He was the president of the Williamsport state Bank and was elected to that position several years ago and stir held that position at the time of his death. He was Well and favourably known in county the passing of Peter w. Fleming removes from our midst one of Ouy Best known and most highly respected citizens. Or. Fleming had been intimately associated with the l Usi nebs social and political life of Warren county for Over a half Century. Or. Fleming has been an Active citizen throughout his Long life until within the past eighteen months when death removed his wife and or. Fleming was afflicted with a can = cer on his face. An Effort was made from which lie never recovered. He j was a member at his death although Lay in a stupor All Day sunday and about six o clock Christmas evening peacefully passed away. A born lived and died the biography of millions of our race the subject of this sketch was Bora in Jordan township Warren county. The organization is not Active at the present time at the old pleasant View Chapel. About 189s, he joined the masonic fraternity at West Lebanon and is still a member of that order. He tion the doctors of this country have expressed their opinion about the necessity of Whisler in and Beer for medicinal purposes. The opinion returned it seems Are about 50-50, it matters not what we think and what we want its what Public opinion decrees in this country that makes possible what we can get. I believe the rest Faion of booze to its former ignominious prestige is an improbable As the return of the of cart canal boat or log Cabin mud roads hoop skirts razor Back hogs and chills and ague. The times have changed and they Are going to stay changed. The people have spoken their sentiments against booze and there. Is no More probability that they will reverse their decision on Elvation of some of the most common Dpi ent Day customs. An sex sanitary Barber shop reverts to former owner distributed. Rev. Hoot gave the Benediction and everyone departed. John j. Brown to speak Here thursday Jan. 17. O. L. Stewart has returned to his first love. He has again purchased the Barber shop which he sold at the time he assumed his duties As sheriff of Warren county. Quot Stukey Quot is not going to quit the sheriff s office but a change in the management of the sanitary Barber shop placed it on the Market and Stewart bought i a flip Trio iras give by Rollo and we place via of Quot an Sainey Shannon and miss Florence Quot Quot Haupt. Or. Davis then gave a Short talk and announced a treat for everyone. After the treat had been is also a Menil or of he Royal Arch ind., August 29, 1864, and departed Eyer having taken that at Attica this question than there is that slav this life dec. 25, 1921. It has been the writer s pleasure to have been acquainted with Quot Harry Quot As i Kenw him All my life. Harry s boyhood was much the same As other boy s who were born at the close a of the civil War. However he was More quiet More reserved and less for some of the Boyish pranks of his playmates. He was a regular attendant at the District school and soon excelled in spelling As Well As other branches. At the age of 16 he finished the common branches. And in the fall of 1881 some years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss a devoted wife and an adopted daughter Edith and one brother. Cyrus c. Evans and a Host of relatives and friends. Ery will be restored in our country. I know one occasionally sees a log House in his travels but this does t prove that log houses Are coming into general use again. An occasional Quot Boot Legger Quot does t prove it either. Obituary Matilda j. Ammerman was born August 18, 1850 in Warren county Indiana. Her father and were James and Lydia Moore. She lived almost her entire life in War in county with the exception of a he entered the old Green Hill Semi Short time in Attica Indiana. About nary. He left there during the holi the year of 1898 she United with the Days and entered the Vala Prastio Normal returning in the Spring to help with the farming that summer. In he fall of 1882 he returned to Valparaiso and remained All Winter. In the fall of 1883 he taught his first school in Jordan township. He taught several years in his Home township and Prairie township. In 1893 he accepted the principalship of the Alvin schools of Alvin 111. He was married to Ida h Kelly of Prairie township nov 23, 1887, and they have been constant and inseparable companions sharing in each others sorrows Joys and plans. He remained at Alvin two years. In the fail of 1895 he moved to West Lebanon ind., and accepted the position As supt of the West Lebanon graded schools. Instituting a High school and later for ming that into a four year High school with a commission from the state. U. B. Church under the minister of the Rev. D. C. Warren she leaves to mourn her loss four Sisters and three Brothers and other relatives and friends. At the time of her death she was 71 years,4 months and 6 Days of age. Funeral exercises were conducted at the Home of or Charles Watkins by. Rev. A. V. Babbs monday at 10 30 a. M. And interment was at the Williamsport cemetery. Free supper at i. O. O. P. Hall for children of Community on tuesday evening january 3, 1922, Warren Lodge no. 57 i. 0. O. F. Will give an entertainment and supper at their Hall for the members and their families. The supper will be served exclusively for any and All children of the Community who wish to attend. All in 1907 he was elected county a Are Welcome. Superintendent of the schools of Waxton county and has held that position Erer since putting the schools of this county on a firm foundation. Adding a number of Good things and eliminating some a Fine Christmas occasion was enjoyed at the Home of or. B. Of Booth an aged resident of Williamsport. His four sons and two Dau gliders were All present. The regular meeting of the Warren county Farmer s association has been postponed from saturday january 7, to thursday january 17. The change was occasioned by the arrangement of John j. Brown of the state tax Board being scheduled to speak Here on the latter Date. Co. Assessor James Metsker when at Indianapolis recently arranged to have or. Brown speak Here on some phase of the tax question. Efficient manager. Extensive improvements Are being made. The room is being re papered and redecorated and under the new management will continue to be in fact As in name a sanitary Barber shop. The location of this Well known Barber shop is Ideal. The equipment is such As one finds in any modern Barber shop in the larger cities. There will be an announcement in the near future of the reopening of this Well known place and some of the new features it will offer to its prospective patrons will be in the nature of a most Gratifying Surprise. Card of thanks Harry Evans was True to the land of his birth. On one of my Early visits to Williamsport to investigate the advisability of my locating Here i went to the court House and by Mother Chance happened into the county superintendent s office. Having had a number of years experience in Public school work before my Entrance into journalism i Felt i had enough in common with or. Evans to warrant my confiding in him. I told or. Evans i was thinking of buying the review Republican and asked his advise. He was very reserved about the matter which was characteristic of him. I told him i was not very favourably impressed with the part of Warren county i had seen and thought it did not Coni pare favourably with the Community where i then resided. This seemed to wound the Pride of or. Evans and As one who would defend the air name of a Friend who had been misunderstood or. Evans straightened up in his chair and said Quot Here is where i blow a he said there were several townships in the North Western part of Warren county that were composed of the richest Prairie soil and upon the whole he regarded Warren county As one of the Best counties in the state. I believe the note of Confidence Harry Evans sounded on this occasion had As much to do As any one thing with my deciding to cast my lot with the people of Warren county. We wish to express our thanks for the Many tokens of love and tributes of respect by the friends and neighbors during the recent illness and death of our dear father and brother. The Many kind words of Consolation Floral offerings and the Beautiful music were especially appreciated in these sad hours. Or. And mrs. H. B. Chandler. Or and mrs. L. B. Fleming. Or. And mrs. F. C. Fleming. An exciting scene in Pence wednesday to relieve this dreaded affliction with the Radium treatment but to no Avail. Or. Fleming was a great sufferer during the past few months and was Only relieved by his death Friday. Funeral services were held monday at the m. E. Church. Rev. Mccloud former pastor was called from Kentland to preach the funeral Sermon. Several Solo including Quot the end of a perfect Day Quot Quot Gros Pitt the bar Quot god be with you till we meet again Quot were beautifully and most impressively rendered by mrs. Rae Flemming. The services were in charge of the masonic Lodge of which order or. Fleming was an honoured member. Interment was made in the West Lebanon cemetery. Peter w. Fleming the oldest child of Cornelius v. And Melinda h. Fleming was born in the old town of West Lebanon nov. 20, 1838, died dec. 22, 1921, being 83 years 32 Days old. He leaves to mourn his loss one son Leland Boyer of Danville 111., one daughter mrs. Lois Fleming i Chandler of Williamsport ind.,and one brother Frank c. Fleming of West Lebanon ind., when a Young Man he began his business career As a clerk in a store of general merchandise. He later went into business with his father at at West Lebanon. 7 he store was Sou. When the civil War broke out he left and enlisted in the 135th regiment in april 1864 and was discharged in september of the same year. When the Village of Pence experienced Quot a thrill Quot wednesday when Prairie Flower ran away. Prairie Flower keeps the people of Pence warm in that she draws the Coal Wagon which known As Fleming pc supplies the villagers with their fuel wednesday the Shaft came lose from the Wagon and the old Mare got excited and ran away. The Start was made at the "fed-1 he returned from the War the Busi eral building Quot a Post office and was Ness was reorganized including the live Stock shipper j. W. Mccandlish the Well known live Stock shipper of the Attica Williamsport t con Unity has now become associated wit i the Thelen commission co., of Lafayette where he will be better enabled to care for his former customers and solicits their further patronage at his new place of business. 12tf. Continued Down Ridenour Street to the Ford garage where the animal turned East to Jordan Street then North o Charley Herndon s residence. Here she stopped with Only the harness and a part of the shafts attached to her the rest of the Wagon Markd the Trail of her flight. When or. Redman the Driver found he could not Stop his horse he unloaded via rear end of the Wagon and fortunately no one was Hurt. Wabash gives oars to transport Corn the Wabash Railroad has offered to transport free of charge before the first of the year Twenty five cars of Grain which May he contributed by Farmers along its lines in Illinois for Relief work in the near East. Dining table solid Oak Quarter sawed top 54 in. 8 foot Extension room table with talc base for Sale at a bargain. Call phone no. 65 or review Republican Well i am not sorry that i came office. 12tf. Tonic tablets tor Mother kills child at Pence William Raymond Parker two and one half years of age son of or. And mrs. Walter Parker of Pence died Friday evening about 9 00 from eating some tablets which or. Hack had Given the Mother for a tonic. The tablets Are said to have contained strychnine quinine arsenate and Muc Uline. The child was seen by the Mother eating some of the tablets but before she could intercept him he had swallowed so me of the tablets. The boy at once became violently ill and the doctor was called Emetics were Given and a stomach pump applied but to no Avail. He tied in about an hour. Coroner Michaels of Williamsport was called and held an. Inquest fri Dag night. Burial was made monday. Other Brothers of the family and was known As Fleming Brothers. It remained this Way for Many years until he was elected treasurer of Warren county in 1892. He filled that office for about ten years with credit to himself and satisfaction to his friends. Soon after retiring from that office he was elected cashier of the Williamsport state Bank and a Little later was made president of that institution. This position he held until the time of his death. He was made a Mason at West Lebanon but when to changed his residence to Williamsport he placed his membership with the Brethren of that place and his wife and daughter were also made members of the order of the Eastern Star. Like Many Young masons he Quot had an ambition to take the higher degrees of the order so he took Royal Arch and Council degrees at Covington the knights Templar at Lafayette and the scottish rite at Indianapolis. Although the teachings of these grand and Noble Ordera would seem to met the spiritual requirements of Mankind yet he Felt that something More was necessary to make his peace secure so he United with the methodist Church and found great Comfort in the abiding Faith that looks upward to a Happy re in the great beyond. Of a a

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