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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - July 12, 1917, Williamsport, Indiana Try w new series vol. Iii. Willia tsp iii Walkkein county Indiala thursday al 12. 1917. Number Scecil Haup writes Hom Etelis interesting Story of his experiences since joining Uncle Sam s forces Rockingham Park Salem new Hampshire. July 1,1917 dear folks it has been my intention for sometime to write you concerning my work in the service but this is my first Opportunity. I enlisted in the medical Reserve of the United states army on june 1,1917 and was ordered to report Fox Active duty just Twenty minutes after finishing my examinations in the Harvard Law school. Upon reporting i Learned that i had been assigned to the fourth regiment of u. S. Railroad engineers. This regiment consists of about twelve Hundred men who have been recruited from the railroads of new England. The regiment will be in training most of this summer when it will go to France to operate a line of Railroad running from the coast to the front. For two Days i worked in the enlisting office in Boston and was then ordered to fort Strong. My experiences at the fort were novel to say the least. Sixteen of us took the government boat for Long Island on june 9th and arrived there just in time for dinner. Fort Strong is located on this Island and is just about six Miles out in Boston Harbor. All shipping passes within half a mile of the fort and the warships submarines and merchant vessels formed a most interesting sight. Then too during the Day a hydroplane was continually the air Over the Harbor. Fort Rongis manned by three companies of coast artillery and equipped with batteries of ten and three Inch guns. At the time my unit arrived at the fort base Hospital no. 6 was already in Camp there awaiting orders to go to France. We were Given two tents eight men in each near those of base no. 6 and about fifty Yards from the Beach. During the first week there was a continual Down pour of rain and our tent floor was often four inches deep with water. We did t get a stove for four five Days and during that time we had to live below the smoke line in the tent. However All of us Felt Fine and soon got a Fine tan from the Sun and sea Breeze. During the first week we had to borrow mess kits from the men in no. 6. After we got our own kits everything went along Fine. The food was excellent. We were awakened every morning by the Sun Rise gun and had breakfast at 6 30. After that we had until eight o clock to ourselves when we went on Drill. Every evening at Sunset the Small gun was fired and two butlers played quot to the colors quot while the Flag was lowered. All men outside their tents must stand at attention and Salute the Flag during this ceremony. We stayed at the fort until june 27th and during that time we were leaving for the Camp and a Good Many wives and sweethearts were there to see them off. After our arrival at Camp we were assigned to quarters. I am living in an old Brick farm Bouse which serves As the Hospital. We have All conveniences including running water. The regularly enlisted men Are not so Lucky. They Are sleeping in tiers on the grandstand of the Park. The first evening presented Many laughable incidents. Our unit was the Only one in Camp which had uniforms and the quot rookies quot taking us to be officers always saluted. Rockingham Park is near Salem new Hampshire and is one of the Beauty spots of the state. Until a few years ago one of new England s most aristocratic fairs was held Here. However the suppression of betting ended the fair. The grounds make an Ideal Camp site. The buildings Are Large modern and in excellent condition. On All sides Are fir Clad Hills and Only a few Miles away is Sanobie Lake Park which is one of new England s noted resorts. The proposition of feeding twelve Hundred men is no easy one and considerable confusion existed at first. However that is being done away with and the food is getting better. The medical Reserve men Are allowed to eat before the others so we usually avoid the Rush. Yesterday june 30th we took the temperatures vaccinated against Small pox and gave one inoculation against typhoid to 1200 men. My unit about Twenty five men did this work in Only four hours which we believe is a record for work of that kind. I myself handled two Harreii county a Lagg re badly burned i stove explosion has failed to quot do her bit quot in subscribing to red Cross one other county in stat Falls below allotment. Mrs. Ruby Bodine formerly of this place was the victim of fright m. L. Duncan state Field repre-1 sunday at Independence at three f 1 a a sedative of the american red Cross o clock in the afternoon and at Sci sent was Here the first of the week to Green Hill at night. Good speak help boost the Campaign in Warren ing and music will be provided for county which has fallen behind in both places. Attend these meetings her allotment. Only one other i and boost this worthy cause by your county in the state. Jay county is attendance and donations behind Many of the other counties when we consider t he untold Laving oversubscribed. I hardships of the Soldier at the front the fault apparently lies with and that opening the purse strings our townships of the county who Here will alleviate Many of his suf Lave failed to produce the stipulated i firings it is Plain that we should amount. This is to be regretted As give and give liberally. We Are old Warren is usually at the front in i told that the wounds of soldiers in affairs of this kind. An Effort is be-1 France Are now being bound in ing made to raise the necessary i newspapers for want of the Neces amount this week. If you have sary bandages the providing of failed to give Are Able to increase which is one of the purposes of the your subscription Send your Check i red Cross. So let s get together at once to the s2cretary of the Warren county and remove the stain Williamsport chapter. I of being a philanthropic laggard by special meetings will be held next i digging up and digging deep. M thrown from aged Man tries to take life John Foster met with painful Accident saturday evening while on his Way Home Thomas Phipps slashes Throat with razor a health unbalanced mind men every minute for the a mall pox virus. The work was All done quietly and efficiently and was Only interrupted a few times. Perhaps dozen More men fainted. They were immediately placed on stretchers and carried outside. It was really remarkable How Strong men lost control of themselves sometimes even before they had been touched with the Needle. But the 1200 who received the treatment Only two have reported today As having been made sick. I have been working in the dispensary this evening. The men come to us with All kind of ailments sometimes real but More often imaginary. One Man just came in with the top of his Little toe Cut off. Of course my work is rather routine right at present. However i like it and am Well satisfied. Later on there will be plenty of excitement. I expect to be Here until the Middle of August the first of september when the regiment will sail for France. It is too Early to Prophesy after that time. I Hope that some of my friends will find time to write me a few lines once in a while even though they do not hear from me. Time is valuable to me As the men in my unit Are Seldom off duty so i take this method of writing to All in the same letter. Wishing everyone the bestir of Luck i remain sincerely private Cecil e. Haupt medical Reserve 4th Reg. U. S. R. R. Eng. An Accident occurred saturday a a. I Thomas Phipp aged 76 years Anc Evenmo about seven o clock on Theof a for Many years a resident of paved Street leading North in which i /. I i. Tip. I Williamsport despondent Over his John Foster received injuries sum., j.,., u a a failing health Early monday morn client to put him under a physician s -. J i a i an a i my made an attempt to end his life care for an indefinite period. A i a by slashing his Throat with a razor. He was on his Way Home with his a had risen Early and went out be father al Foster with a Wagon Load i to Veen the House and Wood shed of Binder twine and groceries. They Herelle rash act was committed were driving a pair of mules and Sci walked into the shed and sat when in front of Ike Julian s reside in. His wife came out and found ence the animals shied at some Obj a confessed what he had Jet on the pavement and plunged medical Aid was summoned throwing Alback Wark into the Back the sind of the Wagon and John out onto pipe quoth d been partially severe the Pax ement. The latter was rend hat he was weak from the loss ered unconscious and was taken to blood hotel Warren and a physician sum pm pig Veteran Money. Upon examination it Wasilj. Highly respected in the com found that no Bones were broken Unity. For several years past he but that he was considerably Bruise a been afflicted with stomach and de and scratched and his neck bad-1 to go. Troubles and lately his family by wrenched with possibly a slight taken precautions against Sui fracture of the Skull. A1 received in keeping close watch on him juries on the left Arm but managed i a night to get hold of the reins and Stop the at the outcome will be is a matter of conjecture but Hopes the above version was Given us Are entertaine4 for his ultimate re by the father. Eye witnesses of the covery. Affair Tell a somewhat different tale i in which John Barleycorn and a fit of Drunken rage both played prominent parts. Young Foster was taken to his Home and is now improving slowly. Vaccinated against sea l pox and ,.r, a ,. ,. If. T of $297 tor the Ford car at the rid Given two typhoid inoculations. I have one quot More typhoid and three Para typhoid inoculations to take before i am through. One of them is coming tomorrow. Early last week we were Given our equipment. Every Man is Given a service hat two pair of trousers and a coat two flannel shirts an which Woods Jay Felix Warbritton who has been subletting rooms in the old Rice building at the Corner of main and Railroad streets had an altercation with one of his tenants by the name of Ephraim Bailey Over the rent that was due and unpaid. They finally a costly car perhaps i came to blows and Bailey delivered after paying the rather stiff Price i Knock out with a grubbing Hoe by hitting warn ton on the head. Yenour Sale saturday Wilham House weeding him pious Ely. Bailey took started Home with the when in front of Andy Carlson s place he attempted to go around a horse and buggy driven by w. A. J Hogan and caught the rear wheel of the buggy with the front wheel of i the car throwing horse buggy and Driver into the ditch scattering butter milk and eggs around in Siofu Sion. No one was seriously injured o pairs of army i a Ita a but the buggy was considerably shoes. Each Man is also Given a machine. Woods in Warren county and rotary Baker s announcement that sunday evening about six o clock mrs. Ruby Bodine while attempting o Light a gasoline stove at her Home Attica was frightfully burned when the stove exploded and is now at the Home of her parents Bert 3urd and wife on the barrens. With her husband she had been sitting in a neighbor s Yard talking and spending the afternoon and about six o clock remarked that she would go Home and make some cof be and after supper they would go walking. She picked up the baby Eft the group on the Lawn and went across to her Home. In a few moments her cries summoned her Hus Dand and the neighbor one seizing the child and the other mrs. Bodine and the flames were extinguished Dut not before her body was seriously burned and blistered. As soon As the stove exploded mrs. Bodine grabbed for the babe which was in the Corner of the room but fortunately missed it. Had she succeeded in carrying out the Mother instinct of reaching her child the Little one would have been badly burned also but As it was it escaped with no injuries. The unfortunate Young woman was Given medical attention and on monday morning was taken in the Correl and Boyd ambulance to the Home of her parents where it is believed that by careful nursing and attention she will recover. This week we have been shooting at the Range. We placed the target 600 Yard from us and we Lay bellied a sack of Sand and fire. I succeeded in getting six bulls eyes out of Tea shots and scored a final score of 46. One Man . Good made a score of 48, and a . Gowler a score of 47., i held third place in our company of 140 men. Next week we will again draw maps of the country around Here. A military map is very quickly made. Generally the distances Are estimated by such methods As pacing Over the ground Riding 2 horse. A sketchers horse will Trot one mile in eight minutes about 234 Yards per minute. Thus we make a scale of minutes and draw map. We also get experience in Digi agg trenches. These Are dug in the ground about five and one half feet deep and about two feet wide. Over the fog we place boards and cover it with dirt and grass leaving places to shoot out. In front of these we drive stakes and stretch Barb wire along thus making it a very desirable place to stay during a fierce Battle. Each evening at Parade we All sing and the bands play thus it s the Roar and rattle of freedoms Battle that s calling us Over the sea where a mighty foe has challenged us boys. It s up to you and to me so set old it tory. Well make pm sorry that they Ever dreamed of this Light we re on our Way with a Kip Hooray just to do what we know to be right. So Here s to Uncle Sam my fait Laiful and True Here s to our Banner of red White and Blue and Here s loll Good Fellowson land and ses it singing the Battle song of Liberty. L. D. Mckinzie candidate officer training them away in this Issue will be found the Complete list of names of those registering on june 5th under the conscription Law. The names Are arranged numerically with Che county As the unit and will stand As they appear for the drawing which will probably be in the near future. The names will be numbered from 1 to 837 inclusive. The method to be followed in making selections has not yet been disclosed by War department officials. The general outline of the plan lio.-, Ever is indicated by the emphasis Laid on the serial numbering of the cards has paper 105 years old Charles Mann of Medina township while in the review Republican office tuesday showed us an ancient document of considerable interest. It was a quot morning report quot of capt. Shepard s Volunteer company dated Jan. 9, 1812, showing that on that Date 32 were present for duty were on duty 4 on command 1 on pass 8 by leave and 1 without leave 3 were sick 2 were officers servants and 1 on. Fatigue. The total number of the company was Given As 59. The report was signed by n. New som 1st,-sergeant. The document came into the hands of . Mann upon the death of his wife s Grandfather t. C. Bailey about twelve Young ago and was Given to the latter at the death of his father Horatio Bailey who was a Soldier in the War of 1812. The paper was yellow with age and the writing is becoming almost illegible. . Mann also has a receipt dated in 1838 Given to Horatio Bailey by John Cowgill an Uncle of county clerk William Cowgill for a deed which is almost seventy years old. Express appreciation the undersigned desire to express their appreciation of the Liberal patronage and support of the people of Williamsport and Vicinity and assure you that the breaking off of the business and social relationship has been done with great regret. Durbin and Searight. Regis Hatlon comes slow must increase to 180 daily from now until August 20 to get total number new Law unpopular the poultry dealers and commission men Are not very enthusiastic Over the License Law the purpose of which is to Stop the practice of stealing of poultry. The dealers say that its provisions involve too much red tape. Left Felix to iras his Wrath the . ,., i feb use. Dealers in poultry Are required to coupled with Sec obtain License from the clerk of the the registration for the constitutional convention is very slowly. Up to wednesday of this week but 594 had registered 184 of whom were women. The first woman to sign up was Ruth Demmary and the oldest was mrs. Mary e. Mcintosh of West Lebanon who was 81. In March with mrs. Salinda Robb also of West Lebanon a close second her 81st. Birthday being last april with a possible total of 600i> names and about half of the time already gone but thirty Days Are left for the registering of the balance of 5400. In order to give those who Are unable to Register Between the present hours of 8 to 5 an Opportunity to do so the Board Wili remain in session each thursday evening until 9 30. Registering by the present system a through one Central Broardt is far More expensive than when done by county i Rcpt court. The greatest the Board is obliged to complaint is of Section 3 of the Law every this i overcoat Raincoat three suits of in i de Wear three pairs of socks one pair gaiters and to mess kit and we medical Reserve men Are Given a canteen first Aid kit Knapsack and Bola knife. This is a curved knife about eighteen inches Long the Blade being about three inches wide and i Inch thick. On june 27th we received orders to entrain for Camp at Rockingham Park. This was my first experience at marching with full equipments on my Back. On the train at bos ton were about five Hundred men damaged. Ever do a trick like this the other Nighti i went to the theatre with a Low brow Friend and the orchestra played quot the Little Brown and he thought it was the National arthem and stood up and i did Loo. Darn him. Over drawings a ill be held in Washington. J which reads it is understood that when a corporation licensed to Deal in a Affili i me Cree h. D. Billings and family week Are Enca Ping along i de one Iroini each exemption dis-1 purchased and the Veight in pounds i strict. I of such fowls tiie persons pc son if you desire to keep in touch i quot a whom purchased with Post with future drawings clip out the Oce address and the Date of purer which the writer know Sand file it away. found in great numbers i person firm of a Day. If the Vot Censed to Deal in Register two number i s taken from the jury wheel poultry shall keep a record in a Book a a the Man in each District whose card open to Public inspection and kept Gay bears that number is drawn approx for that exclusive purpose showing a Jaa 1mately 30,000 men wiil be conscript the number of fowls of each variety Banks of Beautiful Pine Creek and Are delighting in the refreshing breezes rippling Waters Sun kissed Epi Deninis and Buzz Itig mosquitoes to say no thing i the Busy Burrow i ing Chig is to be along Liis lii Storic Stream. Tales i rain Sivilie Defeated of great cal hcs it fish began com-1 the Rainsville baseball club went week each to Danville sunday and played the team of that place returning with ing in the first of the Day bringing a greater Story of Hai quot Lawrence Mckemzie write i clerical work Nec but if the bulk of the voters any great number wait until near Tiki close of the session to file their i applications it win be necessary to employ additional clerks at a need less and heavy expense to the Coua. To. So it Helio Oves All voters to get in their App cation at an Early Date .d thereby save the county the necessity of employing More clerks. Ley s skill As a Follower of Isaac the Small end of an 8 to 2 score al Walton until even the most ardent though it was said to be a fast game admirer of h. D. Began to grow i they a vol play Attica next sunday now sceptical and finally refused to Lis at Rocky Ford and the following ten to More of the outlandish fish sunday Wili play the Eureka color stories. De team from Danville. Fort Harrison the registration books will be Clos july 8th 1917 on August 20th, and to get in the editor review Republican registration of All voters before most every Dav brings new and that Date it will be necessary to keep More recruits to our Camp. All total the daily total close to 180. We have about 15,000 men. Men and women if you propose that certainly make a very Good to vote in september you must re showing when we have our Parade i Gister before August 20th. Better each evening. J do it now

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