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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - January 4, 1917, Williamsport, Indiana Re. Tit devoted to the interests of Wili of t and Warren county new series vol. , Harreii Couis to in dial a. Thursday a a Xua lit 4, 191 Tomber a the old a no the clanging of Bells and the firing of guns announced the new year. The methodist people aided by the other denominations of the town held a Quot watch meeting Quot at the m. E. Church new year s eve at which a splendid program was rendered followed by a Dainty and delicious luncheon after which a consecrated service was held. All present on bended Knees thanked their god for the Many blessings he had bestowed upon them during the past year and prayed that he would Deal justly in the coming year. When the hands of the clock reached the hour of 12 the people All joined hands forming a Circle in the Church room and Sang Quot god be with you till we meet again Quot while the Bells of the churches doled out a Mournful toll which told those who were awakened by its notes that Quot father time Quot was about to hang away forever and a Day the scythe of 1916. Following closely upon this there began a vigorous ringing of the Bells i is now commissioner Rob t b. Butler of the second District. Monday was the regular meeting Day of the commissioners of Warren count but to close up the business of the past year and look after new business for the coming year they met one week earlier at which time Robert a. Butler the democratic member of the Board turned the office Over to John h. Crawford of Jordan township a Republican member who was duly elected at the last general election As commissioner from the second District. John h. Crawford has been a lifelong resident of the county. He witnessed the county develop from a wild Prairie into a Beautiful and productive Garden spot that became one of the Foremost counties in the state not Only in agricultural lines but she is the Banner county in a political Way especially when it comes to rolling up a big Republic. Can majority. Or. Crawford by reason of his and the firing of guns announcing having lived Here about All his life that a new year had been born and knows every foot of land in the that the infant in its swaddling county knows the people and what clothes Strong and Hearty gave they should have knows the roads Promise to be one of peace Happi and their condition and thus being Ness and unbounded Prosperity. The old year 1916, is gone never to return again. To some its going brought remembrances of Many Joys to others it left a sting of sorrow but be the result what it May to each one individually we of the United states should rejoice that we Are not torn and bleeding As the people of Europe. Some of us May have met with ill Luck while others prospered but taken As a whole we should have no regrets. The i new year 1917,Promise?, to. Be full of events it has in store Eata Quot i unities or we Seike t. H. The Opp Ertunc Tirac and who the oppor a jibes Are not confined to any one Community Williamsport can and should get her share. There Are Many things that can be done in Williamsport that would better the conditions of the Community but to bring about these conditions we must resolve to get together and put into practical use the opportunities As they present themselves. It is useless for us to enumerate them at this time As it has been done time and time again in these columns but for some reason we Are unable to state Why the opportunities now knocking at our doors have been allowed to pass on unnoticed. There is not a merchant nor a citizen of our town but what realizes the great need of a better town the great need of factories of mines and a Public Park or play ground and yet because of the Lack perhaps of a Leader these things Are allowed to Lay dormant. We would suggest that now right now we hold a mass meeting and make a Resolution that will be ironclad to within this new year of 1917, bring about great changes for the better before its close. Armed with this information we doubt if there is another Man any better qualified in the county to meet the requirements and demands of the people. As a Farmer he has been successful in his business dealings with his fellow men he has been honest Anc on the Square in every particular. He is a Man who believes in the motto of Quot live and let live Quot but yet that living must be gained in an honorable Way. Adding All these Poivre. Of Vul Lue Inge Leer that stand out i his favor the review-re-? along with a Host it >1 disclose of a successful term of a. Mehaffey Steps Down an i o t Paivi Wilbur g. Nolin Steps up arc in. Otterbein has a strange mystery in the disappearance of a. M. Smith or. On last monday Carl a. Mehaffey iri diction due no doubt to the after serving the judicial circuit of acs thar the defendant knew full Benton and Warren counties for two. I thai should he come before terms of two years each stepped pro Cut r Mehaffey again he would Down and out As prosecutor and was it a pay the penalty for his crime succeeded by Wilbur g. Nolin who n he allows or spend a term of was elected at the last general election to succeed or. Mehaffey. When or. Mehaffey assumed the office he was just out of school had been admitted to the bar Only a Short time before and was thought to be Young and inexperienced but to the Surprise of Many of the old timers and a s in lae state s prison. \ e coi d go on and enumerate a a e number of cases with which be was a. Lit during his term of of a Butis sufficient to say he was Alv Lys und standing out firm and Dei a iii id to mete out Justice to that a who had disobeyed the Law. 1/l,. Pop of Cimon As com missioner made a is Ioc i voice and also believe that the county s business so far As he is individually concerned will at All times and under All circumstances be handled in a business like manner and to the Best interest of the entire people. I. T Hosbond missing a Bride Mon urns. Otterbein has a mystery which is the talk of upper Warren and lower Benton counties. A. M. Smith jr., who is about 24 years old and a member of one of the Best and most highly respected families of Otterbein has been missing almost a month. No Trace of his whereabouts have been obtained. Smith a Groom of but two Days disappeared the second Day after his marriage to will disposes of Strain woman remembers churches cemeteries and Eureka College. The will of mrs. Amanda a Strain deceased was filed saturday in the probate court at Danville and w. O. Edwards was appointed Quot administrator to collect Quot upon filing a band for $10,000. The administrator the first of the kind appointed for Many years in the probate court will have charge of the Large estate left by mrs. Strain until the will is probated and an exec miss Elsie Weise pretty and popular i Utor appointed. There was nope teacher in the Otterbein schools. It i tuition asking that the will be admit was known to their Many friends ted to probate accompanying the that they were betrothed and on the instrument. 9th of last month they were unit a four bequests of land aggregating m marriage in Danville Illinois. 1 e i 599 acres and seven bequests of Cash aggregating 522,300 Are made Bride and Groom returned to their Otterbein Home. That was on sat in the will while her personal and urday december 9th, and the Fol household effects Are bequeathed to Lomg monday Smith so far As his relatives and close friends while wife or parents Are concerned was several churches. Eureka College swallowed up by the Earth no one and st. Elizabeth Hospital of Dan has heard of or seen him since. Not a Worda or in mation did he give to his Bride of Only few hours of his intentions. He just dropped out of existence that s All. He had been impaired in health for several months,5it is said and among his close friends a fear is entertained that he become mentally deranged and has gone to some very secluded place and taken his life. Smith was an industrious Young Man and was associated with his father in the real estate business. The Young wife is almost distracted by the sudden disappearance of her husband and upon advice of friends left for Chicago where she hoped to get a possible clue to his hiding. It is possible the Bride will return a Otterlei i aria Ville Are remembered in it. A granddaughter Ruth Strain a Cousin Clara j. Briggs of Williamsport and the latter s Daugul i ter Ethel Trimble of Indianapolis Ida Rose a member of the household for Many years May Bell Joseph a Cousin Jessie Smith of California Are each left certain articles of jewelry furniture clothing or silverware. Miss Rose is to receive the smaller of two Diamond rings and $1,000 Cash. Mary Bell Joseph is left an Oak i Rocker and $500 Cash. Ethel Trimble is left the larger of two Diamond rings. Mrs. A. J. Yount left $300 Cash and of Danville is some personal is teacher in outer Carl a. Mehaffey. Some of those who were in the habit of doing things that were unlawful he buckled on the Armor of Law and Justice and went after the business that fell to his hand with a vim and determination to purify and Era i his course during his term As prosecutor was fair and unbiased he had no pets and played no favourites which won the favor of a Large following of people who have become his Loyal and steadfast friends. Prior 1917 Auto License. Automobile License tags fo.-1917, All Rich and showy in Black Yel Lov have put in their appearance on motor driven vehicles. The plates Are Black with yellow letters. Black and yellow is a combination which jars on the nerves of Many persons but they will have to get used to it for there Are to be about 200,000 of the new plates. But the worst is yet to come for noisy motorcycles Are to flaunt about 12,000 tags bearing the same colors. Up to december 1, 1916, the number of automobile tags in use was 140,000. Eleven thousand four Hundred motorcycle tags and 4,300 chauffeurs licenses were issued in addition to the automobile licenses. The new License plates were released december 15 of last year. They Are being distributed As rapidly As possible from the mailing department of the Secretary of state s office. Approximately $10,000 was saved for the state by letting the contract for the plates in the fall of 1914. Since that time the Rise in the Price of steel has been so great that the Advance in the Cost would have amounted to that much. Jack Quot Hegler is gone. Among the old knights of the Quot stick and Rule Quot who in the Days of hand set matter in printing offices was always glad when "30&Quot was called denoting the last Page of copy for the Day or night s work was our old Friend j. C. Hegler better known As Quot Jack of Attica who passed away on tuesday evening of last week at his Home. The dependent was born and raised in Attica and had spent 67 years of his useful life in that place. He was married to Maud Lebo on september 6, 1893. Quot Jack Quot was a pleasant fellow and an agreeable companion at the he was a Good Printer and when age crept upon him and he got to the place where his fingers were not so nimble As they were in his Young Days he quit working in the newspaper offices and established for himself a Quot Job printing Quot office which kept him reasonably Busy and furnished him a livelihood. He is the last one of his immediate family but the generation is not yet extinct As he has two nephews and a Niece still living. The funeral was conducted at his late Home at 2 30 thursday afternoon which was followed by in ment in Riverside cemetery. Cate the counties of Benton and to the close of his term of office he Warren of Law Breakers. In this county he sent to prison a Man convicted of a heinous crime and at formed a partnership in Law with h. D. Billings and they have established a Law firm under the name of West Lebanon he picked up a Bunch i Billings amp Mehaffey which makes a remain until the it i a. A a will to of her Home i r. I schools . Ohio i expires when Ford Viciere she has made for several years. The parents a. M. Smith sr., and wife Are bending every Effort to find the lost son and it is said the Mother is almost prostrated with grief.  10am of every trustees of the i of t of boys who were on the Royal Road to become bandits while up in Ben very Strong Legal firm and one which will achieve Success. Or. Mehaffey ton county he had to contend with a is holiest sober industrious gifted murder Case and although he did with foresight and a Man of Legal not convict the supposed murderer i ability and it is the consensus of owing to the fact that he had to Deal opinion that he has not yet attained solely with circumstantial evidence his majority among the men who he succeeded in Quot hanging the jury Quot Are destined to stand on the higher and the Case was venue from his planes in life. He iwo entries mop i cell Fly Teo wedding anniversary. In a serious condition. Chicago iii., january 2.�?refused by his sweetheart because he is red headed and rejected by his country because of defective feet is the unusual situation in which Albert p. Legge of Waukegan 111., finds himself. After resolving to Dye his Titian locks this disappointed Lover to Day madly sought the excitement and danger of a military career by a to the Lebanon Irish �0 be expended n Stu Cwg a. In Asci in Llie Ceni City the balance to be invested and the income devoted to taking care of the Strain family lot building walks drives fences and otherwise improving the cemetery. The trustees will be required to give a Bond for the faithful performance of the Trust. To the presbyterian Church of Williamsport ind., is left $5,000 Cash for the purpose of constructing a Home for the pastor Etc. To the presbyterian Church of Marshfield ind., is left $5,000 for improvements. To Ruth Strain Crow is left 215 acres of land which with other land conveyed to her during the past year comprises a farm of 372 entertained at a six o clock dinner. Hon. Ele and mrs. Stansbury entertained the ladies of the Methuselah club and their husbands at a 6 o clock dinner saturday evening. A bounteous feast was served. After the meal was partaken of those present were entertained with some Fine vocal and instrumental music by Dale and Margaret Stansbury. The Happy gathering was also entailed by Chester g. Rossiter and others who rendered a Choice selection of songs. W. A. Rank and wife who were Here visiting the latter s parents m. V. Carter and wife departed for their Home in Paris iii., saturday morning. Wabash Valley poultry association now under full headway. The Wabash Valley poultry Asso i elation of Warren county opened their six Days exhibit last monday with about 200 exhibits. People seemed anxious to get into the con or. And mrs. Peter Fortier have journeyed Over life s matrimonial Road for 50 years. Or. And mrs. Peter Fortier of Wiiiiam sport celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on monday i test and Many Birds were placed on december 18,1916. They were mar exhibition As Early As monday morn-1 he court House Down in old plying for enlistment at the United states Marine corps recruiting Sta-1 a Arr county Indiana tion Here. Following a recital of his sweetheart s refusal Legge said to recruiting sergeant Putnam Quot if i must die i prefer to do it for my country i be heard that the marines Are first to go when trouble threatens and i want to get right into Quot your legs Are in Good condition Legge Quot he was told after examination by the doctor Quot but you have been standing on them too much. The Arches of your feet Are too Low Are to its extreme capacity to accommodate the exhibits. The association is Only in its third year and while the exhibit was ing. The room where the exhibit i to in Williamsport december 18, to withstand service hiking and is being held this year is the one i up Quot the largest por. Just North of the Warren county ion of their married life in Chicago Bank and if All the entries Are filled i place they came Back to that have been made and the usual Williamsport to spend the remain number of late arrivals come in that i of this life. On the Day of expected it will tax the room Hei Quot Golden wedding anniversary they gave a dinner to the members of their immediate family which their son John of Chicago Wasi unable to attend mrs. Welch of Small the first year it More than Chicago and mrs. C. A. Hignell of doubled itself the second year and i Williamsport being the Only Chil in this its third year it promises Toien of the venerable couple who quadruple itself. I festivities of the officials of the association pay occasion. Several other Are All men Well versed in the Imo relatives were also present. Or. And auction of poultry. They employ Fortier received Many useful competent and careful help to ban and Beautiful presents As souvenirs die the Birds placed on exhibition of to their Golden wedding Day. Thus insuring to the exhibitor the tie venerable couple Are still very Best of care of poultry entrust Petty Spry for people of their age j therefore we can t take you farm loan Banks located. The following cities have been chosen As locations for farm loan Banks Springfield mass. Baltimore my. Columbia C. Louisville by. Houston Tex. Berkeley Cal. New Orleans la. St. Louis to. St. Paul Minn. Omaha neb. Wichita kan. Spokane Wash. Indiana is in the fourth District with Ohio Kentucky and Tennessee the Bank being located at Louisville. Presbyterian Church. Morning service and communion. Sunday school at 9 30 a. M. Prayer meeting every wednesday night at 7 o clock. Christian Endeavor at 6. De to their care and keeping during being 72 years old and evening service at 7 o clock sub the time they Are on Fortier 67. Mrs. Fortier s Jet Quot the greatest fact in the a Maiden name was miss Eva Rocky Dale chapter no. Ill o. E. Arc s., will install officers monday even Cak ing january 15th, 1917. Wit Nettie Stinespring Sec inner. Or. Fortier was born in Ada and when a boy moved 1 his father to Illinois and set near Kankakee. Bradner e. Wells pastor. Bob Helwig spent Friday night with old friends in state line. To Clara j. Briggs is left a life estate in four tracts of land in Warren county aggregating 164 acres which at her death is to go to her daughter Clara Trimble. To Charles Alburn of Marshfield ind., is left 220 acres of land in Warren county in Trust the net profits from which shall be divided As follows five eighths to James k. Sch obey of Indianapolis a Nephew two eighths to Joanna Eggert of Kansas and one eighth to Ida Rose of Danville. At the death of the latter this land is to be converted into Cash and disposed of As follows to Mary b. Joseph $3,000 to the second Church of Christ and first Church of Christ of Danville $5,000 each and the balance divided equally Between the Eureka College of Eureka 111., and st. Elizabeth Hospital of Danville. To Claude Gibson is bequeathed $500 Cash to be paid him at the rate of $50 every six months. The will provides that if any of the legatees contest its provisions he or she shall not share in the estate. All of the residue of the estate is devised to Eureka College st. Elizabeth Hospital and the two churches of Christ above named. It is not known How much if any this balance May be. C. V. I Cadams of Lafayette is nominated As executor but if for any reason he fails to qualify win Field Fleming of West Lebanon is nominated. The will was executed in Danville nov. 19, 1909. Whether or not it is the last will has not developed. It has been stated that mrs. Strain made several wills Viring the past dozen or More years

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