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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - February 22, 1917, Williamsport, Indiana Review rep Bucan devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county. New series vol. Iii. Williamsport Warren county Indiana thursday february 22, 1917. Number 20 r office elective attorney general declares Constitution Proiti tiits seizure of department by legislature from cases shows place for Economy in favor of a state Highway commission. Exactly where attorney general ele Stansbury stands on legislation proposed to abolish his office As an elective one and As to highways regulation is defined in no Uncertain terms by the attorney general in a statement made saturday. He declared that there is no Economy in making his office an appointive one and that he is unequivocally for Economy As proposed by his party generally. His statement intended to Correct false impressions that have been spread is As follows Quot the state Highway Law should be put in proper shape and passed. I have been very much in favor of a state Highway commission at All times and i Hope it will not fail of passage. I believe the three mile gravel Road Law should be amended so that it will leave to the Farmers the right to construct their gravel roads in the townships As they May deem proper. I have contended All the time that it will not do to pass a state Highway Law and leave no provision for the Farmers to build their own roads in their own neighbourhoods. Quot i am and always have been anxious that All legislation May a accomplished that tends toward Economy in the state affairs. I think the Legal clerks now employed in the different departments of the state should be done away with and the work placed in the attorney general s office. That will be some Economy and i have All the time been very anxious to have that done. It will not save $100,000 in four years but it will save probably $8,000 or $10,000 a year. Quot i do not think the attorney general should be appointed by the governor. That has been my position All the time and i believe it is my duty having been elected by the people to fill that Trust to defend the office and not have it taken away from the people by the legislature. Our Constitution prohibits it As the supreme court has held Over and Over again. Quot it this legislature should pass Law giving to the governor the right to appoint the attorney general it would be absolutely void and some Man whom the Community held in High esteem. In a moment of fatal weakness he annexed her to his life and very soon that life be. I came worthless to him and he was glad to Lay it Down. Since worrying him into his grave her ambition seems to be sending him plenty of company for fear he May become lonesome deprived As he is of her presence. Nothing is begun carried on or completed without her meddlesome interference. She knows the full family history of every Man woman and child for Miles around and if an ill timed breath of scandal is needed to forever Wither and destroy a promising career she fur Niche s it with glee. Having Long since parted with any Youthful charms she May have once possessed the Possession of attractiveness in the Young people seems to fill her withered heart with Gall. The boys of the Community Are All trifling and vicious the girls weak and silly. Their mothers and fathers Are no better and really one cannot imagine what the world is coming to. No affair of Community or private life is too big or too Little for her meddlesome Tongue to dip into. She annoys us but we tolerate her. She nags us but we Bear it. At times she almost drives us crazy but we endure it. And there is no remedy no recourse. Yes there is one. Or. Oss ler suggested it and was frowned out of court. But honestly when contemplating the tyrannical Rule of this neighbourhood meddler we sometimes wonder if the world was not too severe on the doctor. To hold special to be conducted by noted evangelist and powerful Singer and choir Leader to begin Marcia 25tli.High bidder to get s letter admits he is holding 16 car loads for advanced Price. The Western Farmers have held up the Price of potatoes until they Are 100 per cent higher than at this time last year with prospects of going to $3 a Bushel wholesale within the next fortnight was the e declaration made yesterday by commission merchants on South water Street. To show that the middlemen Are not wholly responsible for the extreme High prices they turned Over to the examiner a letter from a Farmers agent in Nampa Idaho stating his intention to hold sixteen carloads of potatoes until the Price advances. A part of this letter follows Quot to the one that makes the Best Price i will wish them to Telegraph enough Money to guarantee Sale so that i get Rny Money when potatoes Are loaded on cars. I am sending out about 200 of these letters and i think the Competition will be keen. Make big offer by wire if you Are interested As i am going to accept largest these methods of the Western Ivlee Tings will be held at the methodist Church and big attendance is predicted great Good looked for. Steam engine. He employs eight miners and they mine from two to free tons a Day so that his output averages about 20 tons daily. At one time there were five mines in operation in that locality but for some time or. Carlson has had the Only one. The vein in which he is working is about 38 inches in thickness and it yields a very Good Quality of Coal. Or. Carlson also has the contract for supplying Mudra. Via. If Coal should remain at the present prices there Are Many Coal deposits in both Warren and Fountain counties that could be profitably Ledger. Williamsport is to have the pleasure of hearing the noted evangelist Rev. W. A. Bodell and his popular and efficient lieutenant Harry Maxwell the Singer in a series of Union meetings which will begin at the methodist Church in this place on sunday March 25. To Aid in these meetings the town has been divided into sections with captains and committees appointed Section i. All Homes East of Lincoln Street and the High school building. Captain j. Darling. Section ii. All Homes West of Lincoln Street and South of the Railroad Captain Isaiah Smith. Section iii. All Homes West of Monroe Street and North of the Railroad Captain j. C. Stephens. Section in. All Homes East of Monroe Street and North of the Railroad Captain mrs. A. B. Donovan. Committees. 1 on finance a Fred Holtz will Demmary Fred Steinberg. 2. On advertising a Merle Odle Rupert Gregory. 3. On music a mrs. Karl butt miss Ella Sutton mrs. B. J. Winger miss Hazel Painter. 4. On Ushers a William Shuey John Demmary Joe Mccloud Lowell held. 5. On arrangements pm i 11 o n Keister s. V. Woods Fred held. 6. On canvassing a mrs. Will Evans mrs. Harry Evans mrs. William Schlosser mrs. E. A. Biggs Pettie butt miss Alice Mcdonald mrs. Victor ringer miss Lula stat Zell mrs. John held mrs. Anna Moore mrs. E. Guy Sutton mrs. Ella Pitcher mrs. Isaiah Smith mrs. Joe Borders mrs. Merle Odle mrs. Rose Shire mrs. Florence Gregory mrs. Callie French mrs. Milton Keister mrs. Rebecca Marsh. It is earnestly desired that All social functions which would interfere with the Best interests of the meetings be set aside. Further announcements relative to these meetings will be Given in due time. John e. Mccloud Bradner e. Wells. The attorney general then cites Farmers who have organized potato growers associations to assist them two cases in which the supreme court handed Down decisions covering this Point in which they declared that Quot the intention of the framers of our Constitution that this class of officers should be elected by the people is so Plain that it can not be Ivan honoured. At a meeting held at the auditorium hotel at Chicago last wednesday and thursday e. Guy Sutton of this place manager of the Carmichael gravel co., was elected Secretary 0 f the National Sand and gravel producer s association. This organization includes firms in All parts of the United states and a part of Canada. The Post of Secretary carries with it a membership on the governing Board o f the association and is a place of considerable Honor. We congratulate or. Sutton on having this responsible position thrust upon him and believe the association made no error in its Choice. Judy Brant. Edward Rex Judy and Marie Hal Brant were United in marriage last. Sunday. The ceremony was per m holding up the for a go by w. H. Bell at the Home sible the commission men say for if father Here b. W Hall. Only immediate relatives were present. After a Brief wed Ding trip to Chicago they will make., i their Home on East Jackson Street Chicago Ehammer Gebru Tica where a comfortable the present Price of potatoes�?s2.75 a Bushel on cars in Idaho or Colorado. The same tactics have been pursued with onions and other Ary 16. Will this apply also to the prices on other articles of general usage a paid death penalty of All debts and funeral expenses. The second item provides that the 400 acres of land be divided share and share alike among her four surviving children Fernando Brier Mary e. Milligan Willard Brier and William c. Brier with the proviso that any advancements made negro murderer of greek Section Hien the heirs before her death be deducted from the shares of said i legatees. The vill sets out that provision had heretofore been made for her grandchildren the children her deceased daughter mrs. Ira went to his de Atli without a single Mubinur. Charged with criminal assault. James m. Edwards Richland township Farmer charged with criminally assaulting his step daughter Ada d. Kepp a child of tender years was arraigned before judge i. E. Schoonover in the Fountain circuit court tuesday afternoon. He entered a plea of not guilty and in default of $500 bail was remanded to jail to await his trial. He told the court that he was without Means with which to employ counsel and attorney Claude b. Philpott was appointed to look after his Case. Edwards declares that he is not guilty of the crime he is charged with but he remarked to the sheriff on the Way Back to the jail that he expected to get a trip Over the Road since it was Only his word against that of the girl. As far As is known he has never been in any trouble before and has borne a Good reputation As a hard working industrious Man. He died with a half uttered prayer on his lips Quot heaven is my Fenters and for this reason no land being his last word was bequeathed to them in the will after the payment of All debts i and the expenses of administration i if there remain any personal prop j erty it is to be reduced to Money Quot big John Quot Murphy of Danville and divided into five equal parts-ill., the negro convicted of the Muri one part to go to each of the four surviving children and the fifth part devises substitute. A substitute for Leyden jars for the storage of electricity has been devised by prof. A. L. Foley of the physics department of Indiana University. Since the outbreak of the european War it has been impossible to buy Leyden jars of Large capacity. The new jars Are of a new Type. They Are made from Ordinary Glass bottles and instead of being coated with tinfoil a Light film of Silver is used or they Are painted with Alumit num paint. An entire change has been made in the manner of making connections with the jars. Little if any improvement had been made in the Leyden Jar in two Hundred years. Mrs. Lew rattles taken to Hospital sheriff Mcferren took mrs. Lewis rattles to an Indianapolis Hospital last Friday for treatment for nervous trouble with which she has been sorely afflicted for about a year. She was operated some ten or twelve months ago at a Chicago Hospital and has been in a serious condition since gradually growing worse. It is hoped and expected by her Many friends that a permanent cure will soon be effected. James b. Stephens dead. James b. Stephens Hving on the James Mcclafin farm one mile der of two greek Railroad Section men on the night of november 9, 1915, when they resisted the efforts of Quot big John Quot and Milton Armstrong in their attempt to Rob them was Hung in the county jail at Danville 111., at 9 25 o clock last Friday morning. He met his death bravely and walked to the improvised Gallows in the elevator Shaft at the jail accompanied by the sheriff and his deputies. As Murphy entered the Shaft his eyes swiftly took in the trap the noose and the other accoutrements used in his execution and with uplifted eyes and hands folded in the attitude of prayer said Quot god bless everybody i Bear malice toward none. Of my god your poor and weak servant Calls upon you for the last time have mercy on his soul. Almighty god i am hiding nothing from just before the noose was adjusted by Deputy sheriff Vinson the condemned Man ceased talking and glancing Over the crowd who surrounded the Gallows asked Quot is there anybody Here who desires to shake hands with me before i am swung into eternity Quot sheriff Williams stepped Forward and extending his hand said Quot i will others followed and the condemned Man Shook the hands of a number of persons including those of the Deputy sheriffs and the men who had acted As death watches Robert Meade and Richard test. Deputy sheriff Vinson quietly and rapidly adjusted the noose and mask and As he raised his right hand As a signal to sheriff Williams to Cut the rope which released the trap Quot big John Quot uttered his last words which were Quot heaven is my the bravado which had been characteristic of the convicted negro since his arrest did not desert him and from All outward appearances he was As Cool As any person in the Large crowd of spectators which included county officials visiting sheriffs and personal friends of the sheriff. And for the first time in the history of Vermillion county women were present at the hanging. Sev to be divided equally among her four grandchildren Clement r. Fenters James e. Fenters Lucil Godine Fenters and Roy Fenters. In Case of the death of any of the children without Issue his or her share shall descend to the surviving Brothers and sister. The will was executed october 23, 1897, and was written by the late w. B. Durborow and was witnessed by f. B. Ogborn who now resides at Pine co Onty judge e. Schoonover married to mrs. Lena Sewell trip to Chicago. Judge i. E. Schoonover and mrs. Lena Sewell were married at 10 o clock last saturday morning at the Home of the Bride at Covington with Rev. Howard pastor of the first methodist Church performing the nuptial ceremony. Immediately afterwards they left by automobile for Danville where they took a train for Chicago to spend a few Days. After their return they will be at Home to friends at the spacious Schoonover mansion at sixth and Crockett streets Covington. The Bride is a native born coving tonian the daughter of the late Michael Mayer sr., and the widow of the late Homer Sewell both a prominent for Many years in affairs of Covington. She is a woman of Charm and culture and will be an admirable companion for her distinguished husband. Judge Schoonover was elected judge of the Fountain circuit court in 1906 and has served continuously since that Date. A genial whole souled gentleman of courtly bearing and Friendly manner the judge is personally popular throughout the county and his Legal learning is admired by All. The Schoonover residence where or. And mrs. Schoonover will make their Home is among the finest in Covington. A Host of friends will extend their very Best wishes eral regresses Sang religious hymns from his cell to the scaffold and one White woman miss Jessie Leethe neighbourhood meddler. Most neighbourhoods have her. She is the most noticeable feature of the landscape. She is always on the Job. It matters not that the Job is self assumed she never sleeps on of mrs. Mary Lewis. Mrs. Mary Lewis wife of Rev. Sylvester Lewis a Pioneer minister of the free methodist denomination now living in retirement died at her Home in Danville 111., last thursday morn my. She lacked but a month of being 69 years old. Mrs Lewis was a native of Indiana and was known All through the Wabash Valley on account of the various places of residences made necessary by the pastoral assignments of her household. She is survived by her aged husband and four daughters namely mrs. Jasper Cheak of Attica a former resident of Williams port mrs. W. H. Artist of Hoopes ton. 111. Mrs. George Mcdowell and mrs. J. B. Lutz both of Indianapolis. Home has been made ready. Or. Judy is owner of the Judy ivc Essory co., and is an enterprising and prosperous Young business Man. The Bride is a Well known and popular Covington girl whose Many friends Trust that they will enjoy Long happiness and Republican. Mrs. Judy was formerly the wife of Charles Brant of this City. Some people give a Blind Man a Quarter and think they have a Mort she is frequently the widow of Gage on the Pearly goal mine Busy. John t. Carlson who for the past 28 years has operated a Coal mine East of Butler s Corner eight Miles Northwest of Attica is enjoying a very prosperous business North of Carbondale died at ten during the March of Quot big John Quot o clock sunday morning following a Short illness from pneumonia. He was born in Fountain county in 1856 and was past 60 years old. A widow and several sons survive. The funeral services were held tuesday at Attica Rev. A. W. Jackman officiating. Fire at West Lebanon. The barn belonging to c. A. Davies the West Lebanon undertaker was totally destroyed last Friday night about Midnight burning the Hearse and a cab which were in the barn at the time. The fire was of unknown origin. Or. Davies states that the building and contents were Only partially covered by insurance. For Many years of happiness. A local girl making Good. A few months ago mention was Roberts a commercial news report i made of the fact that Williamsport or was present and saw the big negro die. Quot big John Quot confessed his guilt on had added another member to the list of men and women who have made Indiana the literary state of thursday and was baptized by Rev. The nation in the person of mrs. Price of the a. M. E. Baptist Church. Pearl Eberle formerly miss Pearl Quot big Johns Quot partner in the committal of the crime is now serving a life sentence in Chester engage in new Enterprise. Dave Moffitt has bought the Farr Butler property on the North Edge of town of will Crow and will move in it As soon As or. Crow vacates. Dave expects to fit up the place which consists of ten acres of ground besides the handsome residence into a Model Chicken farm and As soon As his term of office As county auditor expires next january will devote his whole time to producing an exclusive design of the feathered tribe. A new paint shop. Van Hamilton is having the room in the chamber s Block just North of the town clerk s office fitted up these 1 for a paint shop and will be ready times. The shortage in cars and for business in a Short time. He will the High Price of Coal have sent be equipped to do All kinds of paint Farmers for Miles around to his j ing including automobiles buggies j mine and he now disposes of his in furniture Etc. Tire output at $3.00 a ton at the mine. Heretofore he has operated if something we write hits you on through a latter Shaft dug into the the head Don t think we meant it. Of 400 acres of land All in Pine town Hillside but last summer he sunk a we probably had you classed with j ship a residence property in Pine new vertical Shaft 55 feet in depth the dead ones and did t know you Village and personal property. The and now / hoists the Coal with a were live enough to see the Point. Will provides first for the payment the Eleanor Brier will. The will of the late Eleanor Brier with John j. Hall As executor has been probated. The estate consists Mckinney. This rising Young literary Light was born and raised in this Community and we Are proud of her. Her latest production is Quot the magic word Quot which will appear before Long in the Chicago daily Defeated. The Attica Basket Ball quintette came Over Friday night accompanied by a howling horde of fans and proceeded to take the local boys into Camp by a score of 16 to 28. The visitors were in the Lead at All stages of the game and not until the beginning of the second half did Williamsport have a Quot look in Quot when the locals made a sudden spurt re suiting in several Field goals. This did t last Long however and the Ball returned to its regular habit of the evening of running around the rim of the Basket balancing itself on the Edge and then toppling to the floor on the outside. The next game of the season will be played at Attica tomorrow night

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