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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - July 13, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana Count devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county new series vol. Ii. Williamsport Warren county Indiana thursday july 13, 1916. Number 40 a a on m Railroad we Keil a a Resier for forgery. Was arrested at Indianapolis after a Long search. After leaving a Trail of worthless i checks from Indianapolis to Louis How he met his death is not exactly Jig Back again and defraud known. But it is supposed he Feli from Midnight passenger. Body found by of Rebhi Cobei noted character Impersonator to be Here second Day of Chautauqua Coroner Stewart was called about 3 00 o clock saturday morning to View the lifeless form. About 3 Noo clock saturday morning a in eight Crew passing through Here found the dead body of a Man on the Raih Oad track just West of town at the first switch with Bot ii feet Cut off at the Ankles both Leader limbs badly mangled from the hips Down and a Large Hole in the Back of his Bead besides being Cut and. Bruised about the face and body. No one knows the Man and no one knows whether he was killed by a freight train or the passenger ing numerous firms in those and i other cities. Charles Walker of i Waynetown was arrested in Indianapolis and held to the Marion county grand jury under $1,000 Bond but pleaded guilty last week when taken before that body. Walker is the name of the fellow i who used the name of Ross bros., j for his operations which have sex i tended Over four weeks. An account of which was Given in the review Republican at that time. He went to a Bank printing concern in Indianapolis where he had Check books printed on the Farmers and mer i chants state Bank at Attica using the firm name of quot Ross bros., Deal ers in Holstein cattle and registered the first Check which showed up at Attica for collection a As recognized As fraudulent and was reported to Indianapolis Banks. This Check was followed by others until within two weeks about thirty had been received the total amount ing to Over s300. Nobody at Attica a i fori Ben Harrison third and fourth units left for the Border line saturday night. Lost anything on them but various i g Gilbert Atlee Eldredge. Albekt Atlee Eldredge Tho on rne second in by of the chaff Viking is a boy with a Toothache a Nii country kid a Sirim and precise Maiden aunt and a rheumatic old Man Ali in one for Eldredge is so kill fill As an Impersonator that lie really is for the train due nere at a. Firms at Indianapolis Louisville co i time Bein the interesting characters he delineates. Practically All his Selec thought by some that the Man w As intoxicated and had sat Down Lumbus and other others amounts it on cities being were out Walker s Merchan Titus Are Given in costume the changes being made in full sight of the audience and by of Che most huge Nous . Green the no he was a sol cd dwt Luder go a a peeved. In a squabble he left the chair and the vice president took his seat. The track and went to sleep. Advance the toy that be was us my the Nead end of a i securing As much Cash As he could i Tram and be 1 off in such a Way a Bounce Back under the wheels a d Waynetown and was dragged or rolled neat the id my where he was found both. Freight Crew. I tortious horse thief. He was apparently a Middle aged Spanish american War Man and a labourer As he was com r j Inch Diu it i and stil limps from a wound re Monla dressed. Every Effort has to i Inoyo Pic deceived m the knee. He has a wife been made by the Coroner to Iden. Of ii iii Duc y and children but when arrested Tiff him but no one knows him and. La , jul i was in company with a woman Jere were no papers or letters on his person to identify him and it seems to be impossible to identity him. Hen picked up a search was made of his person and the Only thing found upon him was a part of a bottle of a Dusky 25 cents and a package of tobacco. Some say he was seen in Williams port the evening before. Others say that he was an employ in the the Cadwallader Telephone com car Coupler at Attica but this seems Pany a system with nine exchanges to be a mistake As several of the including West Lebanon Williams foremen from the Coupler were Here i port Marshfield state line Judy sunday to View the remains among Ville Rainsville Pence tab and am whom was Lee Mcgowan the night Bia has until recently been under Boss but none of them seem to i the control of Ira Cadwallader. This know or have Ever seen the fellow gentleman owned 50 per cent of the before. Some claims his name is i Stock and controlled a 10-share Block Williams from Covington others which gave him an extra vote. Re believe it to be Reeves but when gently this ten share Block was put to the test they cannot sub Stan bought by the minority faction of Tate their belief. The facts Are he stockholders and at the recent meet is unknown and came to his de Athing they put up a solid fifty five by being killed by a Wabash train a front to their president. Cad Valla which is the verdict so rendered by Der left the chair and departed. Coroner 0. L. Stewart. The body whereupon the stockholders con was taken to the undertaking Parlours tinted the meeting by placing the of Correll amp Boyd where it was pre-1 vice president in the chair and Choos pared for burial and held for identi-1 ing a Board of directors to their Lik fiction. Failing to learn anything ing. It is hot known when or about him his Home or his relatives How this squabble will end although the body was interred in the Ceme a s�orpri8e dinner. Reo Siar taxi Coes in . John Benson has lived to pass her 30th Milestone in life. Had eleven passengers aboard. None were seriously last sunday was mrs. John Ben i saturday evening Between 8 and son s birthday the wife of commis-1 a clo a the red Star taxi that sooner John Benson. She was 30 a Compromise is anticipated. Tery set apart for cases of this kind tuesday afternoon. Makes regular trips every hour be years old but like All Good women i a this place and Attica went who always wants to stay Young he embankment immediately did t say anything about it. Her i the Iron Bridge across fall husband relatives and friends How a few rods from where Ever had t forgot the important i ave the Concrete pavement event and for a week or More past made preparations to give her one Tyler was the Man at of the greatest surprises in her life a wheel and with about eleven sunday morning John Benson the i passengers a Board he left a husband on the pretext that cattle mutes after eight o clock for were out at the Back of the farm re quot Ica. When he reached the Point Quested she go with him and help Ere the car went off the Grade get them Back in the pasture. She i a met a horse and buggy coming did t want to go and asked that he quot of Williamsport. Tyler gave a take their son Verne but John in i warning signal but the party drive listed on his wife going with him or did t hear it or refused she All unsuspecting by made the trip the Road and rather to the Back of the farm. Or. Ben run into him Tyler took the kept her on one pretext and son ditch with the result that his car another until the guests had time of beyond his control Tore out a to arrive and then stating it seas and rolled Down an about time to Start dinner took her i embankment a distance of 20 or 25 arms and pour into her ears the As a Hon. Ele Stansbury wife and daughter miss Margaret drove to Indianapolis saturday to visit their son. Dale Stansbury who is a member of a regimental band and was in Camp at Camp Ralston just opposite fort Belij. Harrison. They were accompanied by a reporter of this paper who enjoyed the trip Overland and the visit at Camp Ralston very much. Arriving at the Camp they found Dale at band practice and As he came to Greet his parents he walked Vith that soldierly bearing that is Only attained by close discipline and hard practice service. Dale he a i Large per cent of his comrades was i anxious to entrain and go to the South and they were getting weary of the Dull Monotony of Camp life i with nothing More exciting than the i usual drills band practice and listening to the various Bugle Calls. The ambulance company and signal corps left saturday night for Texas and their bustling about making preparation for their departure Only served to add to the interest of the other boys who Are anxiously waiting for orders to come to quot strike quot tents and prepare to entrain. Dale who is the very picture of health is also anxious to go and he is not alone As the whole regiment wants to go and the orders for such a move would be Welcome news and doubtless be received with Hearty cheers. During the Day the soldiers Are kept pretty Busy regardless of the hot Sun or the various conditions of the weather. If they Are not out drilling or going through the manual of arms they Are policing their quarters washing their clothes or cleaning up their guns and Side arms there is also something to do if nothing else it is guard duty a very weary tiresome thing especially when there is no enemy within several Hundred Miles. There were Many visitors at the Camp saturday mothers of the boys wives of the e husbands and Sisters and sweethearts came to say Good Bye to their sons husbands Brothers or quot Best fellow quot As the Case might be. On Many occasions we heard the Mother ask god to bless and keep her boy As the eyes would Dampen with tears and then in turn the boy with a Brave heart filled with True courage and patriotism would encircle Mother with his two Brothers of Elwood have trouble and one kills the other and then escapes. Sheriff sheriff of Madison county sent attachment to Williamsport for body of Frank Ruminer. Of near Boswel. Saturday morning sheriff Mcferren received an attachment from the sheriff of Madison county to arrest and take into custody the person or body of one Frank Ruminer of Elwood Wiio was either implicated in a murder or was wanted As an important w fitness in a murder Case that was committed some six weeks ago at Ehmood. Sheriff Mcferren accompanied by Deputy sheriff Max Long drove to a Point within 32 Miles of Boswell where Ruminer was working on a gravel Road and placed him under arrest and brought him to Williamsport and placed him in jail where he remained until sunday morning where the sheriff of Madison county who arrived on no. 3 westbound passenger train sunday morning and took him in charge and returned with him sunday morning on no. 28. This Story dates Back to about six weeks ago when two Brothers of Elwood had some trouble and one brother killed the other and it is said that Ruminer was the third party present and As a consequence would be the chief and prosecuting witness. After the murder the brother who it is said to have done the killing made Good his escape and so far As is known is still at Large. The grand jury met in special session and returned a True Bill of indictment against the brother at Large. In the meantime they also Learned of the whereabouts of Ruminer and the attachment issued for his body to be held As the prosecuting witness when the murderer is apprehended and taken before the court to face the charge of murder. Back to the House. When they it carrying the Driver and Pas reached the House her Surprise was sengers with it none of whom were Complete As the guests or about All seriously injured but All were of them seated about the room i scratched or bruised about the head laughing and joking about the big i is. Surprise they and the husband had the car was not badly wrecked worked off on her. Wheel was smashed off and there were 43 persons present Alle top was but slightly damaged relatives save Henry Brutus and his the wonder is that some were not killed outright or seriously injured. Sunday morning the Driver and awas playing with a latches at his Home in Danville. Re a yes on a a in win Horn in a Ickey a. Fountain Board of review raises rate--10 per cent on in Fountain county so de cide at meeting Friday. The Fountain county Board of re View has made a Blanket raise of the Fountain county progressive ten per cent in the valuation of All committee held a meeting in veed automobiles in the county. This Resburg Friday and it was decided was done on demand of the state tax to withdraw the county ticket and Board. The state Board discovered leave the individual members free to that the average assessment of to support whomever they pleased. Tor cars in Fountain county was before taking this action Progris lower than in other counties of the Sives throughout the county were in state. A member of the Board tele ter viewed and the action of the com-1 phoned the local Board and demand Mittee represented almost the unan i de the raise. The assessment on Imus sentiment but Charles t. Machines in the various townships Jacobson of Attica will retain his varied a great Deal at first but place As county chairman until after i county assessor Smith took up with the state organization determines i the assessors and made an Effort to what will be done regarding a state quot if Hines valued on something he the same basis All Over the wife and each family took with them a Basket filled to the brim with All the Good things to eat that could be Attica came Over thought of and at the noon time a the Aid of another a the spread was something grand Hine pulled the wreck from among one that would tempt a Man to eat the weeds and took it Back to Attica that had t Felt the sting of hunger i where it was repaired and again for forty years. To service monday. Those present were Jacob Vester i and wife of Green Hill Herman quot a a Indiana regiments Are numbered. Vester and family of Attica Henry during the mexican War of 1846-7, Brutus and family Walter Brutus Indiana furnished five infantry regi and family Charles Banning and ments and these were numbered family Davey Benson and family from the 1st to the 5th. When the David Benson and wife and Grani Xvi var called for so Many More Are a Ryyne Ager a Draper Frank Simms and Fame the new organic Atlas in by of Attica Lloyd Mcferren and a. A family and William Mcferren an confusion m the family of Williamsport. Records were numbered from the mrs. Benson was the recipient of 6th up instead of beginning at the Many valuable and useful presents 11st again. From 1861 to 1865 Indiana which will be lasting reminders of furnished 150 regiments and these a Blex Ilustre Osiss a quot to the ence. I last. When the Spanish american Durance that their was no danger that she should not w Orry and that he would return to her. Such were the scenes enacted All Day saturday at Camp Ralston and the boys found time while getting ready to go to talk a few moments to those they love and Are leaving behind. E a troops a to Mexico new York regulars with Field pieces pass through Hartz Bably Borneo. Little Robert Hartz son of or. And mrs. W. T. Hartz formerly of this City was badly burned at his Home in Danville Friday while playing with matches. The Mother was a former Williamsport girl and is the daughter of James Anderson and wife. Details of the Accident Are very meager but the message ticket. J. Wesley Whicker also of Attica who is the party nominee for i Congress from that District has an-1 bounced his intention of withdrawing his candidacy at the proper time and in introducing Fred Pur Nell at Fountain july fourth announced that he intended to support him. County. Methodist Church services. 9 30 a. . 10 30 a. services. 6 30 p. league. 7 30 p. services. Prayer meeting every wednesday night at 7 30 o clock. E. L. Butler pastor. West Lebanon lady dead. Mrs. Charles Mourer aged 40 years died last thursday evening at her Home in West Lebanon from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Mourer had lived All her life at West Lebanon and was highly respected by the citizens of her Community. War came on and More Indiana regiments were needed the six new regiments were numbered 156th, 157th, 158th, 159th, 160th and 161st. The 3d Indiana the first National guard regiment of the state to go into Federal service for the present occasion will become the 162nd the funeral services were held at Indiana and other regiments As they the m. E. Church saturday afternoon a at two o clock and interment was made in the West Lebanon cemetery. Surviving the deceased Are a husband and four children namely Chester Harold Geneviea Dorris. Go into Federal service numbered up from that. Will be Indiana contributed $1,224,526.00 to the government As income tax. Morning an aunt of the unfortunate child stated that Robert was playing with matches and that in some unknown manner his clothing was ignited and before the flames could be extinguished his shirt was completely burned from his Back and the flesh also badly burned. He is in a critical condition but unless other complications set in he will in due time recover. In response to the message mrs. A. G. Broadie went to the Little sufferer s bedside Early saturday morning and did whatever she could to relieve his suffering and make him comfortable. On sunday a. G. Broadie his Uncle accompanied by Elwood Anderson another Uncle and mesdames James Pope and Elwood Anderson both aunts visited the Home of the Little afflicted Nephew. Some Are of the opinion that a quot a with Mexico May yet be averted and some think that the Quieti tude of the affairs As they now prevail is Only a play for time by both the president and the mexican chief to get things in better shape in the event the break should come. To those who Are Given to drawing on their imagination it does look like Uncle Sam had his fighting clothes on and meant business. Thursday the seventy fourth u. S. Regulars of new York state fully equipped for service passed through Williamsport. Uthke the members of the state militia that passed through Here last week they did not lean out of the car windows and quot Jolly quot the people who gathered at the depot and near the Railroad track to Greet and cheer them but appeared to be bored by the attention showed them yet withal that they were gentlemanly enough to return the Salute by the wave of the hand or a nod of the head. From what could be seen of them As they passed through they were Fine appearing Fellows All Well built and apparently seasoned and ready to do Battle with the quot greasers quot and to stand in service most any kind of a climate. The first Section passed through Here Early in the morning another one about 12 30 and still another about 4 o clock in the afternoon with others following in the night until six trains had passed through. Attached to each train most of which carried 17 coaches were Flat cars on which was loaded Field pieces Supply wagons Auto transports tents etc., while the horses were transported in regular Box cars

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