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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - February 8, 1917, Williamsport, Indiana Devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county new series vol. , Waken colitis to Indiana. Thursday february 8, 1917. Number is 1 r i Williamsport p�obl1c schools open a night class to the Public monday evening february 12th. County Road school f Call or see superintendent Stewart or instructor Elsie v. Martin at once about your enrolment now i in accordance with the progressive idea in modern education that the school Plant should be used More extensively than it now is and should Benefit a larger number of the people than it now does in order to realize full return from the Money invested therein the Board of education has decided to open the school at night in certain departments beginning this year with Domestic science and extending the service to other departments As it is possible to do so. Under recent legislation seeking to extend the services of the Public schools to a greater number of people the state bears the greater part of the expenses incurred in the establishment of a Uch classes. For several weeks superintendent Stewart has been in correspondence with the state authorities in arranging the Legal Side of the proposition and planning the extent and scope of the course. All arrangements Are satisfactorily completed and he announces the following plan 1. Classes will be offered in Domestic science including both cooking and sewing. 2. Classes will be directed by the regular faculty instructor in Domestic science miss Elsie v. Martin 3. Classes Are open to any woman in Wilha sport or to an girl not now regularly enrolled in the High school. There is absolutely no tuition charge. Classes Are free to All alike. The Only expense will be to cover the Cost of raw materials for use in the cooking experiments. This will average Only Twenty five cents per month for each person. 4. In sewing the members of the class will furnish them their own material and will be permitted to keep the articles made. 5. The course will cover four months work of one lesson each week. Each lesson will consist of thirty minutes of lecture and demonstration work followed by ninety minutes of actual cooking two hours per lesson. Certificates will be granted for proficiency in the work by the Board of education. They will be signed by the director of night classes and counter signed by the superintendent. 6. Classes will be limited to three in number for this year one in sewing and two in cooking. The two cooking classes will be so arranged that one will accommodate the experienced person and the other the less skillful in cooking. 7. Classes will meet on monday and wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 o clock. One of the classes in cooking will probably meet from 4 to 6 o clock on one of those . That this move on the part of the school authorities touches a responsive chord in the hearts of the people and meets a Long Felt want in this City is proved by the fact that already there Are Over Twenty persons enrolled in the different courses. This number enrolled within two the program for the county Road school to be held under the auspices of the Highway engineering department of Purdue univer j sity at the court House in Willians port _ on saturday february 10, is do it i Given below 110 00 a. roads. Illustrated. Prof. Geo. E. Martin Purdue University. 11 00 a. M. Construction of gravel roads. Or. James t. Voshell District Engineer United states office of Public roads. I 1 00 p. of gravel roads. Prof. Geo. E. Martin Purdue University. 2 00 p. and maintenance of Earth roads. James t. Voshell District Engineer United states office of Public roads. In his address upon Indiana roads prof. Geo. Martin will show a collection of pictures of Road conditions from Alu sections of the state these pictures were collected by prof. Martin in connection with his Road inspection work during the past two years. All kinds of roads will be illustrated and an Opportunity will be afforded to see what other communities Are doing. The latest methods of Road construction and maintenance will be explained by James t. Voshell Highway Engineer of the u. S. Office of Public roads or. Voshell is the District Engineer in charge of the roads constructed by Federal Aid in Michigan Illnois Indiana and Kentucky. The office of Public roads has been investigating Road problems for Many years and their conclusions Are the very latest word upon the subject. This work will be illustrated with lantern slides showing the operations necessary to obtain and keep Good roads. Chang e of management married in Attica. Saturday evening at the presbyterian Church in Attica occurred the marriage of miss Eleanor Edna Orr Only daughter of or. And mrs. B. S. Orr and Floyd Emerson Poston son of or. And mrs. C. E. Poston of Crawfordsville. The ceremony was performed in the presence of about five Hundred guests by Rev. H. O. Tribbe. Following the wedding the guests gathered at the Home of the Bride s parents where a reception was held and a Bountiful wedding supper was served. The Bride is one of Attica s most popular Young ladies and the Groom is a highly respected Young Man and is manager of the Poston Brick Plant at Attica. The Young couple made a Clever escape from their friends and the consequent Shower of Rice confetti etc., and drove to Lafayette where they left for a honeymoon trip through the East. Or. And mrs. J. J. Hall and j. H. Vanreed of this place were among the out of town guests. Historical facts of the week. This week might Well be called week of birthdays since each of its Days Mark an anniversary of the birth of a Man prominent in history Napoleon the first was born february 5,1768. Aaron Burr was born february 6 1756. Charles Dickens was born Ary 7, 1812. John Ruskin was born february 8, 1819. It is with deep regret that i am compelled to announce my retirement from the newspaper Field in which i have spent a life time in order to take a much needed rest. In order to do this we have leased the review Republican to w. Merle Odle for a period of years. Or. Odle having been born and raised in Warren county it is not necessary for us to introduce him to the readers of this paper. We bespeak and Hope our patrons will continue their Good will and patronage to our successor in the future As they have to us m the past and we will stand Back of him. We Are very thankful to our friends for the Liberal patronage which we have enjoyed during our business life and appreciate to the fullest the Many friendships that have been formed. We retire with the feeling that we have achieved some Good in the world and that we have done the Best a e could. J. H. Stephenson. With this week s Issue the review Republican passes into the control and management of the undersigned. We Are not altogether a Novice in newspaper work having spent almost Twenty years with the odor of printing Ink in our nostrils and feel perfectly at Home. Nineteen years ago we entered the employ of John Gregory in the old Republican office where we spent ten years of our life. The raptures of the Printer s Devil the ambitions of the full fledged Printer and later the Quot Foreman ship Quot All came our Way in their turn. Many changes have been made since our Advent into the printing game. Many illustrious and Quot lust Erless Quot editors have followed one another in the duties of Quot running Quot the paper and we Are now ready to have our turn and will give you the Best that is in us physically and mentally and will continue to espouse the cause of the Republican party the same As in the past. Two years ago we started Quot the Odle print shop Quot in this City. From a Humble beginning we have built up a creditable business for which we thank our Loyal patrons and invite them to follow us to our new place of business where their work will be Given the same careful consideration it has received at our hands in the past. We do not expect to set the world on fire regenerate the town or abolish existing evils therein but we do expect to give you a clean newsy paper without Bias and will play no personal favourites. Each news item concerning Friend or foe will be Given the amount of space it demands in our judgment As a news item. In other words Square Deal will be the ruling motive in this shop and we will conduct it in the interests of Williamsport Warren county and last but not least the publisher. W. Merle Odle. Quot Fly Quot tells an Story i death claims Benjamin Carpenter Benjamin 0. Carpenter seventy two years old one of Perrysville s the theme is decidedly unique most prom ment bus mess men pass-1 de away at his Home in that place fifi of the toy shop. At 8 20 o clock sunday morning Fol i lowing a Long illness. Death is said Quot fifi of the toy shop Quot a musical to have been caused by cancer of extravaganza is to be staged at the the stomach. One month ago or. A Bowlus opera House tonight for the Carpenter who was a Veteran of Benefit of the Williamsport Library the civil War returned homa after i the Story in Brief is that of Bon spending four months in the sole to maker s daughter who Diers Home Hospital in Danville in a wanders into the Woods at the close vain Effort to get Relief. He Day and is overtaken by the or. Carpenter had been in the Sandman who casts her into a magic milling business there Ever since he is keep. She dreams a wonderful went to Perrysville about forty years be a wherein the bisque and ago. He owned the. Flour m la i to in creatures of her fathers 1 which he deeded to his son c. C. A to life and indulge in a Carpenter of that place after he revelry. Strange things no longer was Able to operate it. Toys and the dolls trans or. Carpenter s wife died about planted into the world of life and three years ago. He is survived by motion for the first time until Bon no immediate relatives except the j awakens from her sleep at break one son c. C. Carpenter who is he Day with the strains of fairy manager of the Perrysville Tele music ringing in her ears. Phone Exchange. Deceased was a resident at one time of this county and was Well known he being an Uncle of county treasurer Ernest Grey. He owned and operated the old Mill at Rains Ville for several years and at one time was in the same business in partnership with Joseph stump of this City. He moved to Perrysville in the eighties and was an old school mate and later a member of the same regiment with Isaiah Smith. Had a big time. Last thursday evening a crowd of about thirty from this place braved the Stormy weather and drove to the Home of Hosea Cronk Hite and wife for an old fashioned country dance. From All reports the affair was a huge Success every one present declaring it the big time of their life and expressing a keen desire for a repetition. The music was furnished by Chas. Farmer and Forrest Cordell and kept the fett of the dancers Busy. During the Quot fifi Quot has been Given with the greatest Success throughout the country. In some cities 8 to 12 performances have been necessary to satisfy the demand for seats. The Fol love ing is an extract from a write up of the production. Quot there is a plot which moves consistently to a Happy ending. The situations which arise when the dolls find themselves for the first time in the world of life and motion is ludicrous in the extreme. An evening of such diversified amusement is in fact so Well supplied that the audiences wonder that one production can contain so Many Good features and can be so ably handled by amateurs. The elaborate costuming and Scenic equipment give a finish and tone to the production that places it in the professional you need have no fear of the cold As we have arranged to have the opera House warm and comfortable. elevator Burns. Church dire Iory. The big Structure with ail its contents destroyed Early saturday morning. General Harrison was born feb Days after the decision to establish Rumary 9, 1773. The classes was made. Our school Charles Lamb was born of a Bru is splendidly equipped in this de-1 Ary 10, 1775. Apartment and miss Martin h a s j Thomas a. Edison was born feb shown herself to be an Able in-1 Rumary 11, 1847. Struc tor �o151 these subjects. We Arel a indeed fortunate to live in an age of Progress when such opportunities come to us. Do not delay your enrolment do it now the Jud Yville elevator owned and operated by the Davis Grain company was totally destroyed by fire Early saturday morning along with about 11000 bushels of Oats and 1500 bushels of Corn. The origin of the fire is unknown. Or. Davis who sleeps in the once a Short distance from the elevator was up shortly after one o clock and looked at the building but noticed nothing wrong. At two o clock he again got up to see about the fire in the stove and discovered flames issuing from the cupola. Heave the alarm and strenuous efforts were made to Check the ravages of the fire but their efforts proved futile and the entire building and contents and the engine room were reduced to ashes the office building alone escaping. The Structure fell Over onto the railway and blocked traffic for sometime. T4ie elevator was one of the largest in this Section and was built in Gebru 1903. All the Grain was insured but the building was Only partially so. Or. Davis is making plans to rebuild As soon As possible. Presbyterian Church. 9 30 a. school. 10 30 a. service subject Quot How we May have the pleasures of youth and the optimism of old 6 00 p. Endeavor. 7 00 p. service subject Quot ambassadors of Bradner e. Wells pastor. Evening mrs. Cronkhite furnished refreshments of sandwiches pickles and Cost be with a Liberal Supply of apples which All heartily appreciated and showed it. Here s hoping this won t be the last one is the wish of the meat for Sale. A meat Market in which horse meat is sold exclusively has been opened in Harlem new York City with of the Board of health. A sign Over the shop reads Quot horse flesh for Sale round and sirloin steaks Are quoted at 12 cents a Pound while inferior cuts sell As Low As 6 cents a Pound. Horse meat frankfurters retail at 10 cents a dozen. Pine Village is after new Dew depot., the citizens of Pine Village Are making an Effort to get a new depot at that place. Attorney h. D. Billings was in Indianapolis last week and appeared before the Public utilities commission with a petition praying for the new building. The petition was signed by 135 citizens from Pine Village and Vicinity. They claim the present Structure is inadequate and is largely infested Vith rats. The citizens had not wanted. Been Able to get any satisfaction out a farm hand Small family pre of the c. Amp e. 1. Railroad officials feared one acquainted with general and they decided to take their Cage farm work to begin March 1st or before the commission. Sooner. Mrs. Jane Sipes. Just figures. Some one writing on missions gives Sonie figures that Are profitable to study. Quot Here Are the comparisons for a year s outlay in the United states missions $15,000,000. Chewing gum $20,000,000. Candy $120,000,000. Soft drinks $21,000,000. Shows $75,000,000. Jewelry $80,000,000. Tobacco $1,200,000,000. Liquor $2,000,000,000. Education $500,000,000. Automobiles 2,100,000,000. Methodist Church. Sabbath school�?9 30. Because of the severe storm we shall receive the birthday offering next sunday. Preaching�?10 30, subject Quot the will to know Quot special music Solo by Karl butt. The evening service will be in charge of the Epworth league. Subject Quot a Lincoln Day this being the Semi Centennial of the freedmen s Aid society which is completing the work began by Abraham Lincoln. Leader w h. Evans. Subjects Quot the negro Quot discussion by miss Streit Quot asset and liability Quot by prof. Stewart Quot our heritage of problems Quot by Lelia de Motte. Special music Solo by mrs. Stewart duet by misses Ethel Gregory and Streit. Odther music by the congregation and choir. A Good program has been prepared and will be Given at 7 o clock. An offering will be taken for the Quot freedmen Aid prayer meeting wednesday at 7 00 p. M. Remember the parcel Post and Penny luncheon on noon february 9th, from 1 to 5 o clock. A Good time is assured every one. Please Send All articles new officers elected. The new officers for the ensuing year have been elected by the woman s missionary society of the presbyterian Church As follows president mrs. Will Schlosser. Vice president mrs. E. F. Mccabe. Secretary mrs. Merle Odle. Treasurer mrs. M. A. Mcdonald. Secretary of literature mrs. Wil mer. Cor. Sec . Milt Keister. Extension Secretary mrs. Frank Demmary. Organist mrs. Isaiah Smith. The february meeting will be held at the Home of the new president mrs. Schlosser next thursday afternoon at 2 30. Endowed with second sight. During the past several months the managers of the leading breweries in Indiana have been busily engaged in buying up what Are known As Quot soft drink Quot manufacturing concerns which conveys the impression that they must have been endowed with second sight As to the successful outcome of the prohibition wave that is sweeping Over the state. Several of them have already placed Large quantities of their Quot soft drink Quot products on the Market Are heavily advertising that the time for the manufacture and Sale of Beer in Indiana is growing very Short and that in a Brief space of time instead of blowing the foam off the top of the Glass their customers will imbibe the contents with the assistance of a Straw As Beer will be a thing of the past in this burglars attempt. A burglar made two attempts to break into mrs. Lum Potter s dwelling Early monday morning of Attica. 2 o clock mrs. Potter was awakened by a noise at the front door. She arose and turned on the lights and the Man disappeared. Mrs. Potter went Back to bed and was disturbed again about 2 30 o clock by some one trying to Force the Back door open. She went out at the front j door and ran to the Home of m. A Jarvis. Or. Jarvis slipped on some clothes and ran to mrs. Potter s Home but the Man disappeared. An i examination showed that the intruder had almost broken the pan awaits the governor s signature. The Bill providing for the holding of a convention in Indianapolis next january to revise the state Constitution was passed in the Senate at a late hour on wednesday of last week after three hours of debate by a vote of 34 to 14. Seven republicans and seven democrats cast the opposing votes. The Bill had previously passed the House and now awaits the governor s signature to make it a Law. The governor is a Strong advocate of the revision of the Constitution and will no doubt sign the Bill As passed. Laying of the Corner Stone. The Corner Stone 0 f Ambia s new High school building was Laid last Friday afternoon. The ceremony was in charge of the Boswell masonic Lodge and the address of of the Day was delivered by of Purdue University. A al of the Back door by pushing on it. Cop the Ambia journal dated a riday alter february 1,1917, containing a photo i of the building the names of the we want the news. It is our purpose to give our Rea teachers and pupils of the various turn pm All schools at that place since 1898 up to the parsonage by thursday even i of he news All the time All Incudine the present time a inc Tohm 1? a Riri on a co for kids. To do this we need your co Sci using me present time d. I operation. If you know of anything Short sketch of the various churches o Quot pro Quot. A Quot in your neighbourhood that has Hap of the town and the names of the Clover seed for Sale. Opened or will happen we will App re. Membership of each Church a 1 have some Little red Clover Date big apprised of the fact. Sketch and the names of the Mem seed re cd aned and free of Buck up Horn. See John Shamp Wilhamae a Quoter in person or of phone. A a a a a a now a port. Ind., when you want to buy. A a it etc., and a personal sketch of Thep. T. Martin has moved his office various business enterprises of the from the Wiliiam spot state Bank town was placed in the depository v. H. Ringer was a Danville Busi building to the front rooms Over the of the Corner Stone As a relic for the Ness caller tuesday. A review Republican generation. Of. Chas.

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