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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - January 13, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana 7 Warren county Juvy 16 Uthe review to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county new series vol. , Warken county Indiana thursday january 13, 191 it. Number petition filing. Has Only begun next four weeks Promise unusual local organizations. Activity in preparation of county judicial and National slates. James Pope will continue to serve As janitor until sometime in May. Reil Reo by m prime Wwall requests to have names placed on ballot must be in Fay fed. 5�?attorney s report eagerly awaited. The next four weeks Promise to be a period of unusual political activity in Indiana owing to the enormous amount of routine work that must be done by february 5 to comply with the provisions of the Pri Mary election Law which provides that All candidates for county judicial legislative and National offices to be filled at the november election must file petitions in order to have their names placed on the ballot at the primary March 7. The filing of the petitions by the candidates for United states senator governor president and vice president was merely an incident to the burdens the state and local or further consideration of the primary court House janitor ship settled. Law. I _ it is understood that chair Ian Bernard Korbly expects to have a report from the committee of attorneys by that time so that he can Forward copies to the counties for at each succeeding meeting of the the guidance of the members of the county commissioners the question i of the court House janitor ship comes the work that the state com quot a and is a topic for conversation mittens have Cut out and which on the streets and is always to the must be done within the next thirty effect that James Pope the present Days is being held up until a report i janitor is slated for dismissal is received from Bastian Spencer i when the change was made in the and Thompson. Janitor ship and or. Pope was pm did t care to vote. Ticket in every county. The chairman of the state committees and their assistants will see that every county has its ticket in the Field by february 5. In the counties where there is one party played commissioner Robert Butler was Given the Power of an attorney and authorized to employ some Good Man. He was also authorized to put the signature of the other two commissioners messes. Rodgers that is in a hopeless minority the and Benson in the letter which he state committee probably will have did. With this authority or. But to take All of the initiative. Ler wrote to James Pope who was at the Republican and democratic then at it. Wayne in the employ of Headquarters scores of letters Are i the Carmichael company who re being received from county workers plied to or. Butler s letter that if who want Light on some feature of j the Job was Good for one year he the primary measure. The stat would accept it. Or. Butler imme organizations Hope to have the at-1 Diatel answered or. Pope s letter Moshere cleared up by the report and informed him he could have the of the committee of attorneys. Job for one year and the time does one effect of the Law will be to not expire until in May this year. But thinks sane people should break away from old fashioned notions. The Corn show a big soc Gess Force All of the candidates into the limelight at least thirty Days prior to the primary. No quot dark horses quot can be sprung the Day of the convention or the night before. There will be no conventions except the three state conventions. Under the primary Law no machinery other than the primary is provided for the nomination of can a animations will now have to take dilates except governor United candidates for governor states senator and state officials so up. The and senator were required to look that there will be no question about the nomination by primary of All after their own petitions the filing candidates from congressmen Down of which was of no concern to the to the committeemen. State committees. Under the new system there will the filing of the petitions for Presb of a dilates for Prem it committeemen ident Wilson and vice president a must come into the open Marshall by the democratic organi along with the other candidates nation and for Charles w. Fairbanks the county and District chairmen by rep Hcan committee was a however Are not chosen by direct j u vote their election coming after the matter of part policy As Well As a Courtesy on their part. Delegates must file. Much work ahead. Twenty Days prior the real work according to Secre to the primaries the voters wishing tary l. W. Henley of the Republican to become delegates to the state state committee now comes with convention must file petitions with. A r i the clerk of the county the petitions the preparations for an immense j number of petitions for the local and petitioners. The number of petitions District candidates. These Are of to be filed within the next five or six vast importance to the party Man-1 weeks will be the largest in the his no state ticket can get Ory of the state. Well without Strong m race for Congress n a a a a a a a the following democratic Candi county tickets Well organized and utes for Congress will file their be fighting All the time. J tit ions with the Secretary of state the primary election Law provides Phi st District to. D. Scales Boon that All candidates for county offices Ville Arthur Taylor Petersburg shall file their petitions with the second District representative county clerk not later than thirty w. A. Cullop,. Hunt the can Sullivan. I third District a. L. O Bannon Corydon representative William e. Gress and for judicial positions must a Jasper. File their petitions with the Secretary h District representative of state by the same Dixon North Vernon. It will be necessary also to file a fifth District representative petitions for the candidates for pre Ralph w. Moss Brazil cinch committeemen who meet a sixth District representative a few Days after the primary and elect Finley h. Gray. Connersville. The county chairmen. The Machin the considerations attending this position were that so Long As the present janitor gave satisfaction there would be no reason for making any change and it was further understood that in the event or. Pope gave general satisfaction during the entire year his claims were to be Given due consideration at the end of that time. Commissioner Robert Butler believes that the Public should know these facts and that when they Are once under stood the talk of change in janitor ship at every meeting of the commissioners will cease. In a communication from mrs. N. T. Vanderbilt dated Jan. 1, 1916, she has the following to say regarding woman suffrage quot or. Editor a i did not care to vote but i la admit it set me to thinking and i think it is right and sane to break away from old fashioned notions for Ever since the Apple incident at the Dawn of the world and history Well bears out the fact that women Are usually successful in the matter of Matching her wits with that of the average Man. Frankly i presume that an extended suffrage might mean a worse world for the time being. I have an idea that things might grow worse before they got better but what of it it seems to me that unless there is something inherently wrong in the ballot it is foolish to keep it away from this person and give it to that person. Why not give it to All who want it who express a desire to use it it seems to me that it comes right Down to this Point of the inherent right or wrong of it. If it is inherently right a Good thing in itself How can you predict who will make the Best use of it if it is aimed to Benefit All those who Are using it Why might it not Benefit others quot the editor s Chicken comes Home to Roost. Contributed John h. Stephenson was the owner of a very Fine fowl but whether of a feminine or crowing gender we could not Tell As John is not a judge of poultry until it appears on his dining table and tickles the funny the interest ran High and a Good crowd was present All Day and until late in the evening. Mai com Anderson won the cop. The Brutus Brothers Arba Glenn and Lee of Adams township carried away three ribbons on yellow. A Champion Corn Raiser. Gement. Along very Jacob Sheffer had two exhibits at our Corn show. The Corn show Given by the review Republican which came to a successful close last saturday Jan. 8, 1916, was voted by the Farmers attending As one of the Best exhibits Ever held in the county. In fact it is the first and Only Corn show Ever held in the county by an individual firm where All the premiums were offered by one party and where the interest ran As High As it did at this show. The exhibits were Fine and far outnumbered we first thought of holding the Corn show and began to talk about it we really believed that 25 exhibits would be a big showing but we were agreeably disappointed As the entry Book showed at noon on Friday that we had on display 55 exhibits�?37 10-ear combination exhibits and 18 single ear exhibits besides one show 10-ear combination and 1 single ear exhibit from Fountain county shown by Jake Oland but these place on his olfactory. However latter two exhibits did not enter John got this Chicken on a warranty into Competition with the Warren Days prior to the primary dilates for the legislature for con seventh District no candidates. Eighth District mayor Mellett Anderson judge d. W. Smith Decatur. Ninth District mayor William Smith Delphi. Tenth District no candidates. Eleventh District judge Samuel George Rauch Marion. Twelfth District representative ery provided by the primary is complicated but it is becoming a Little better understood on account of the publicity it is receiving and the efforts of the state committees to spread information regarding it. The chairmen and secretaries of the Republican and democratic organizations have been waiting for the report of the committee of at Cyrus Cline Angola tourneys consisting of Willitts a. Thirteenth District Bastian progressive w. W. Spencer Democrat and w. H. Thompson Republican appointed by governor Ralston to interpret the primary election Law. Court decision aids. Their report necessarily is not binding on anyone but it is to be accepted by the state committees As the proper interpretation of Many Points in the Law Over which there has been a disagreement. The interpretation placed on Section 10 by District representative the supreme court has done a great Merrill Moores. Deal to clarify the atmosphere but eighth District Bert Vestal an there is a great Deal of uncertainty Derson Walter Ball Muncie. Regarding the Way the primary ninth District a. E. Neal Nobles election machinery shall be applied. Ville Fred Purnell Attica. Secretary Henley said that As soon tenth Back of this Story is a Tomato and a Chicken not a real Chicken but one of the wooden Type. H. D. Billings possessed the aforesaid Chicken tried to work it off on be editor which he did but he thought the joke so Good that it would t do to keep it a secret so he told Jacob Sheffer All about it. Jake who always enjoys a joke took the Cue at once and endeavoured to help us out of our trouble by placing on exhibition some very Choice ? Corn to which a tag was attached quot raised by Harley or. Billings is pretty smooth and he turned the table and transferred the tag to read quot raised by Jacob Sheffer quot and when the premiums was awarded Jake Drew a Large yellow ribbon a bottle of of Well you know and a cup a size or two smaller than a Wash tub to drink it from. It is said however and Jake Don t deny it that he got the seed for this famous Corn of Logan Etnire and if that be True no one can blame or. Billings for wanting to Transfer the Corn to its rightful owner or. Sheffer. If Billings Chicken had eat of the Corn it would have died or if Sheffer s hogs would have been fed that every morning it would at 8 37, by a Geistle cooing and crowing disturb his lumber and then by gently increasing the volume of its melodious tones until 9 o clock at which time he would be awake and ready to dress. John took the Chicken Home but it would not Crow and when the Charity committee came around Christmas he kindly donated the Chicken to Gladden the Home of a poor but worthy gentleman. How county Corn. We verily believe that had the time been extended one week longer the number of exhibits would have reached at least 100, As the Farmers began to realize that it was a real Corn show with no entry fees no restrictions or requirements that could not be met and that the Corn went Back to the exhibitor All of which has left a Good feeling and made the Farmers realize that the review Republican had an interest in common with them and presented to them along with their Premium Money. Because of conditions Over which be editor had no control or. Harper deliver his talk to the Farmers one half hour earlier than was announced and Only a Small gathering was present but those who were Fortu Nate enough to hear him and see the charts and hear them explained were highly pleased with his talk which was very interesting As Well As instructive and was very much enjoyed the regret being that he could not talk longer. His talk was not of the Cut and dried sort that becomes tiresome and uninteresting 3ut the longer he talked the deeper a went into the subject the More interesting it became. Or. Harper is a Fine Youing Man Well informed in the culture of Corn and its production and we Hope to have him with us at some future time when be can do the subject of Corn growing Justice. So far As we Are Able to learn Lis decisions in judging and scoring the Corn has Given entire satisfaction and his talk while it was Brief has served to arouse More than a passing interest on the subject of producing better Corn. Not Only has interest in Corn growing been aroused among the Farmers in Warren county but the merchants of Williams ort have been awakened to the fact that a Corn show in Williamsport is a Good thing for the town and the Community and plans Are already being Laid to hold a Corn show in Williamsport next year on a much larger scale where the premiums will total in the neighbourhood of $75 or $100.00. In behalf of the review Republican be editor wants to thank each one of the exhibitors for the time and trouble they took in selecting and bringing their Corn to town which helped to make our exhibit a grand Success also de. Hobart and Jacob Sheffer who helped us boost it and especially Harry Evans for securing for us so Able a Man As or. Harper to act As judge score the Corn and speak to our Farmer friends in fact we want to thank every one who in any Way helped us to make our Corn show a Success. Ever that gentleman said the Chick desired to Aid them if possible in made of red Oak and he producing better Corn. Anything harder than tendered the fowl to show for exhibition on saturday morning As per announcement prof. J. D. Harper an expert Corn judge of Purdue uni Cook Huntington representative on the Corn they would have had the cholera and yet Jake exhibited it As one of his very Best products and j fully expected to get the first represent Premium co. Treasurer s Safe hard �o0 open. Experts could not Force the combination at Warren county court House tive Henry a. Barnhart Rochester. The present Republican candidates for Congress Are first District Wallace Cook Evansville. J second District Oscar Bland Lin ton mayor James House Vincennes. I a it ii n District John w. Edwards. A county treas Mitchell. I u a a \ i fourth District no candidates i f a trouble fifth District Ora Davis Terre for some time and a few Days ago it Jug tug refused to open at All. Experts sixth District a. J. Lynch new were sent for but they were unable Castle d. W. Comstock Richmond to Force the combination tuesday of last week James Whitehead of Attica was sent for and with the Aid of a wielding Torch he melted a Hole in the Back of the Safe directly Back of the lock. The experts with his bed Post and sings cock a Doodle do All Day. In was could not eat soft Pine he the Chicken where it was awarded a Loving cup i varsity arrived in Williamsport was which would have been More a met at the depot by county superin prop Riate in a Milwaukee quot suds pendent Harry Evans and brought to the office where he took off his Coa the show officials returned the and went to work scoring and judg Chicken to John and now it sits on. A a 4 jul if ing the Corn. At first sight he thought the Job a Small one but when the Corn was taken from the rack and Laid on the tables before him he found he had a Job that would require several hours of hard j studious work. He began on the yellow Corn first then he took up the single or individual ears i following this with the White Corn i by about 11 00 o clock he had com Independence Honor Roll. The following is the Honor Roll of the Independence school for the month of december first Grade Mary Cowgill. Third Grade Clarence Michaels. Fourth Grade Emma George. Fleda Watkins teacher. Pupils neither absent or Trdy for a ted his task of scoring and judg the month of december i a the Corn and pointed out the different strings that according to i the state rules governing Corn scoring had won the ribbons which is As follows Arba Brutus of Adams township 1st on yellow $5.00 in Gold. Glenn Brutus of Adams township eight Grade Harold Hughes. Seventh Grade Clara George. Fifth Grade Archie Dawson. Cecil Thompson teacher. Honor Roll. The following is the report of the pleasant Valley school for the month of Decem Jer first Grade Charlie Williams and Hazel Wagoner second Grade Eldora Morgan. Third Grade Rupert Williams. Sixth year Winnie Williams. Seventh year Ruth Funk. The percent of attendance was 98. Gertrude Dennis teacher. As the report of the attorneys is received the Republican committee 2nd on yellow $3.00. Lee Brutus of Adams township 3rd on yellow $2.00. Malcolm Anderson of Adams town ship 4th on it Ellov two years subscription to the review Republican. Malcolm Anderson also a on the Silver cup the sweepstakes Premium for the Best single ear Over All either White or yellow Corn. Epworth league interest is Good. A h. H. Woodard of Steuben town at a recent meeting of the up ship 1st on White $5.00 in Gold Worth league Cabinet the reports of Ivan Brooks of Washington Tovin fun k1 t the different of scars showed that ship 2nd on wite $3.00. District representative Ong screwdrivers were then Able to interest manifested was Good in Hayes Ross of Jordan township get the Safe open. A Mem Corn grower Arba Brutus of Adams township. Specializes in seed Corn. Arba Brutus whose Post office address is Pine Village ind., was one of the exhibitors at our Corn show last saturday and carried away the first Premium $5.00 in Gold on his 10-ear combination of Reid s improved yellow Dent Corn. For the past three or four years will r. Wood Lafayette. Eleventh District mayor j. 0. Will prepare copies of a circulated or i Usu quot c. R. Lane fort immediately among the local workers. The democratic state committee was called to meet at Indianapolis yesterday for the purpose of twelfth District Wayne. Thirteenth District Laporte. A. J. Hickey Christian Church services. 9 30 a. school. 10 30 a. services. 7 00 p. services. The Public is invited to attend All Servic every Sunda services. P. T Martin pastor i be. L. Press reporter. All respects. In the near future the league will exemplify their appreciation to the Public which time and place will be announced later. As stated before the Public is cordially invited to attend the Epworth league 3rd on White $2.00. Zara Pence of Jordan township 4th on White two years subscription to the review Republican. Added to this be editor had secured a Brand new purse for each or. Brutus who is a Young Man of More than Ordinary ability As a Farmer and agriculturalists has been experimenting and specializing in growing first class seed Corn and up to the present time has succeeded in producing some of the Best and most perfect Corn Ever grown in Warren county or in Indiana for that matter. His exhibit and that of his two Brothers Glenn and Lee attracted quite a great Deal of attention while on exhibition Here saturday from the fact that it was an almost perfect Corn uniform in size and color in depth and shape of grains and was Well filled Vith even rows. At Hoopeston iii a year or so ago or. Brutus won the sweepstakes Premium a Large Silver cup offered for the Best 10-ear combination exhibited. This piece of Good Fortune put him to thinking More seriously. He attended the Purdue Short course and then returned Home and built for himself a seed Corn House and equipped it with All the necessary apparatus for caring for seed Corn and is now one among the Foremost seed Corn producers in the state. On other pages of this Issue will be found an illustration of the 10-ear exhibit that won him the cup at Hoopeston iii., and also an Interior View of his seed Corn House at his Home near Pine Village. We Are glad we can present this Young Man to the Public in this line of agriculture and would be glad if More Young men would take up this line of study and become More conversant with Corn growing and the of the Premium winners which was. Production of better seed Corn. Assisia Stimis

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