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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - June 14, 1917, Williamsport, Indiana Devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county new series Tol. , was Coustry Indiana thu sat june 14, 1917. Cumbee y death of Pioneer found i will filed for probate big crowd John Ridenour passed away last Friday after a prolonged illness a nearly great secret the Fountain of contains provisions eliminating relatives from a share in the estate j attended commencement exercises another Wear Why Pioneer and Vel immortal youth i wealth divided Between Williamsport and of Washington and Liberty town i eran of Ine civil War an Prairie township schools. After an illness extending Over Many months John Ridenour passed away last Friday about noon at his Home just North of this place. The cause of death was cancer of the stomach. Funeral services were held at the residence on sunday afternoon Rev. John e. Mccloud of the Williamsport m. E. Church officiating. Burial was made in Highland cemetery. Deceased was the son of Mathias and Eliza eth Ridenour and was born in Ohio october 3, 1830, the third child of a Large family and the last to go. May 27, 1872, he was United in marriage to miss Mary Hunt who died about ten years ago. No children came to bless this Union. Or. Ridenour came to Indiana in the Early fifties and by hard labor Economy and Good business foresight accumulated a goodly Fortune. He was one of the most successful Farmers of Prairie township for a number of years but in 1892 left the farm and moved to the Home one half mile North of town which he has occupied since. He did not retire from Active life however but engaged in business pursuits and was one of the chief organizers of the Williamsport state Bank. For Twenty years he was the president of this Bank. He was also connected with the Bank of Pence and for a time was interested financially in the old Boston store at this place. For the last few years he had retired from Active business life contenting himself with looking after his private business affairs. Deceased was of a quiet disposition and with Many Sterling qualities doing Many acts of kindness and mercy that Only his immediate friends knew about. In his death the Community loses one of its Best citizens and the county one of its Pioneer residents. Besides a Large number of friends he leaves twelve nephews and nieces As follows George r. Keister of Pence Milton and James Keister of Williamsport de. Keister of Tab mrs. L. F. Anderson of Lagrange ind. John Molier of Kramer mrs. Etta Vanmeter residing North East of this place William James and Dora Ridenour of Clarksburg West Virginia mrs. H. F. Rowland of Tacoma Washington and Frank Ridenour of near Ambia. This secret can not be divulged until 10 30 o clock the morning of june 17th. Place the presbyterian Church. Of course it will greatly help you to appreciate this secret if you come also at 9 30 o clock and then at 6 30 o clock in the evening and stay until 7 30 o clock when you can hear about the Fred Cross movement. Very sincerely yours Bradner e. new publication a Good Way to save in encouraging the people of America to save it is believed that the Liberty loan Bonds Are going to perform an important function in our National life. The Small denomination of some of the Bonds renders. It practical for the Ordinary wage earner to Purchase one with the savings of a few months and the Banks of the country have undertaken to provide for the Purchase of these Bonds in Small weekly or monthly payments. By devoting each week or month to the Purchase of Liberty loan Bonds such Little sums of ready Money As Are often frittered away for useless things one can not Only acquire property that ranks among the very Best securities in the history of the world but can at the same time feel that a patriotic duty has been performed and a habit of saving acquired. Of course the ultimate result of this War will be a Victory for America but what the effects of the War will be upon America and american people is unknown. When such an unknown future confronts us prudence demands that contingencies be provided for. An Uncertain future is a time to be provided for. No one knows How great a help savings invested in a Liberty loan Bond May be a few years hence. And your savings not Only Wili be absolutely secure but will be constantly bringing in interest an income absolutely free from taxation and absolutely certain. There Are other possibilities they might better be called probabilities a and one is that the Liberty loan Bonds when peace comes and Money now in Active Industrial use will be seeking quiet investment May bring a handsome Premium. I the Liberty loan Bonds offer every incentive to savings easy payments absolutely Safe Security a service done to the country and a probable handsome profit. The John Ridenour a ill was filed for probate this thursday morning in the Warren circuit court and contained a few Surprise packages. The original a ill was made april 29,1905, and bequeathed All his property to his a Ife Mary e. Ridenour. Except the 320-acre farm in Prairie township which was Given to the schools of that township the residue to be applied Only to the tuition fund and payment of teachers. The property to be controlled by the trustee who cannot sell or encumber it in any Vay whatsoever. The wife was Nas cd As executrix and Chas. V. Mcadam and William h. Stephens were Vine vies to the document. The codicil was made july 27, 1907, k few weeks after the death of his wife which occurred june 8, and provided that the property which was to have gone to her should be Given to the Williamsport Public schools to be under the control of the school Board which could use it As they saw fit. The gift of the 320-acre farm in Prairie township remained the same As in the will. In addition $400 was bequeathed to sister mrs. Ellen Hanes who kept House for him after his wife s death and who has since died which will probably revert to the Williamsport schools. C. V. Mcadams and f. R. Pence were named As executors of the will and codicil. Ship common schools the second number of the Hoosier real estate journal made its Way to our desk this week and judging from the amount of advertising carried and the excellent Reading matter therein we would say that the journal is a real live one and has come to stay. The publishers Are Wolfe amp Higgins and the Publica i tion is issued at Greenfield Indiana., Success to you boys. If you keep j up the Pace you have set in your initial numbers the Success of Yoi or venture is Andrews dead mrs. Belle Ashby went to state line tuesday to attend the funeral j services of John Andrews whose death was due to injuries received in an Auto Accident near twin Falls i Nevada some time ago. The body was shipped to Danville and from there taken to the old Homestead at in Vermillion county Illinois where the funeral services was held and burial made in the cemetery at that place. Deceased was the son of the late Austin Andrews who died about three weeks ago and was a brother of Morton c. Andrews of st. Louis but formerly of this parents of Soldier boys if the parents of any of the Soldier boys will give us the address of anyone who is now in the service we will gladly Send them the review Republican free of charge. Bethel Home coming following is the program of the Bethel Home coming on sunday july 1, 1917 morning program 10 a. M. Song. Congregation scripture and prayer Welcome Smalley Sailor or w. C. Smalley Quartetti. Quot the Church in the wild Wood quot reminiscence of Olden Days talks by the following persons and others David Smalley Robert Mil Ligan Milliard Bartlett Burgess Scarlett add Sailor George Peck and. . Benediction noon hour afternoon program 2 30 p. M prayer Pine Village choir scripture Pine Village choir j. S. Godwin choir Benediction come Back Home and spend a pleasant summar report will be un-1 der new management historic feature of Fountain county on the Friday preceding registration Day. He joined with the understanding that he would not be called until after his graduation at Harvard As Portland Arch Fountain county s noted summer resort North of Covington will open to the Public sunday june 17, with new equipment and new management. It will be directed this year by Charles m. Watts trustee of Shawnee township. A new dining Hall has been constructed and Nev Cabins for those who wish to spend a few Days in i this attractive Sylvan Retreat. Not i least among the new features will be the dancing Pavilion which is ready for use. Portland Arch is a historic feature of Fountain county. From the Days of the Indian the tall Pines that surround the High Hill have been a landmark along the Wabash. The tract is heavily wooded. Through a deep Gorge flows the Crystal Stream that courses to the River below. The Stream by centuries of erosion has worn off the Sandstone in a manner that has made the Arch an interesting Freak of nature that needs to be seen rather than described. Fountain the Little Hamlet near the Arch once contended with Covington for the Honor of being the county seat. Later when the Wabash and Erie canal floated thousands of dollars Worth of Commerce Fountain or Portland As it Vas then generally known was the Center of a thriving business. It has since dwindled to a Mere Crossroads trading Point with one. Store. At present a Grain elevator is being constructed and the inhabitants Are dreaming dreams of their town once More becoming a commercial Factor in the county. It is More Likely however that in the future years it will be known More widely for its i proximity to the Arch than for its business activities. He i considered it unlikely that he word never again have an Opportunity of so doing. Twenty minutes after finishing his examination papers a at the University he received the Call to service and is now in the medical corps base Hospital no. 6, at it. Strong mass. Below we give his letter dear folks have just a few minutes before the mail goes so will write. I am to be sent to one of the Harbor ports in the morning. I shall be there about two weeks and will then go into it Camp i am with a Railroad regiment and our work will probably All be in transporting of troops and supplies. I consider it one of the Best places i could possibly have gotten. Will write More later. Private Cecil e. Haupt. Bowlus opera House was crowded saturday night at the commencement exercises of Washington and Liberty township schools and an interesting program Given. E. F. Mccabe made the address to the class which was very much appreciated. Good music was furnished by a Crawfordsville orchestra. There were Twenty three graduates in All fourteen from Liberty and nine from Washington. Below we give the theses As Given by each graduate. Feeding the Hartz the sinking of the Woods America for Liggett not his Hartz a tale of the Harper Saint Peter at the citizen milking Biver striking the Damblon Mother s Dalton the modern Story miss Dorothy a entertains the Brier when the minister comes to Tea. Jesse Johnson night on Odle the forsaken school Nace reveries in Foster Mckinzie aunt Melton the return of the Zenor the by Story the o. Smith Mother s Burnett Borri Owoola Auter entertaining big sister s Beau. Marjorie Kisling Swers last cal because of the unusual conditions owing to the big world War West Lebanon has Eddei not to hold its a manual Chautauqua this year and has so announced. New Law regarding wills the last legislature passed the following Law regarding the contest clause frequently inserted in wills quot be it enacted by the general Assembly of the state of Indiana that if in any will a in fitted i o probate in any of the Cuurtis of this state there is a provision or providing that if any thereunder shall take any proceeding to contest such Wili or to prevent the admission thereof to probate or provisions to that effect such beneficiary shall thereby forfeit any Benefit which said vill made for said beneficiary such provision or provisions shall be void and of no Force or a further paragraph of the Law provides that quot the provisions of this act shall in no Wise affect litigation now pending in any of the courts of the state of from Cecil Haupt following is a letter recently received by Rufus Haupt and wife from their son Cecil who enlisted new departure. B. J. Winger the East Side Drig Gist has added a new line to his business and is now prepared to furnish you the Chicago Herald the american or examiner either daily or sunday. He also carries a Complete line of periodicals and magazines and will be glad to have you Call and see him about your Reading matter. V quot quot a quot quot the contract let trustee Wurtsbaugh of Steuben township was in town the first of the week and informed us he had let the contract for the construction of the new township school building. The successful bidder was a or. Montgomery of Sidell 111., his bid being $38,000. The building will be built of fire proof Brick and will have seven school rooms auditorium trustee s office gymnasium and will be equipped with electric lights and steam heat with inside toilets and drinking fountains. The site selected is just West of Marshfield on the North Side of the wonderful instrument. One of the most remarkable musical instruments of the age is being Given a demonstration at 0. L. Stewart s Barber shop in this place and is attracting music lovers by the score. The instrument is called the Violano virtuoso and consists of a violin and piano the playing of which is controlled electrically. The music Rolls Are somewhat similar to piano player Rolls except that the latter Are operated by the pumping of Bellows. The music from this remarkable instrument is free from the quot mechanical quot sound common to others of this kind the hearer being unable to differentiate Between it and that produced by the hand of Man. A company composed of local people is being organized to form a Selling company for this state and Are anticipating doing a big business. H. J. Weyman of Chicago the representative of the manufacturer and h. J. Weiler who is also interested in the company Are Here this week looking after the demonstration and the formation of the company. Or. Stewart cordially invites the music lovers of the county to drop in any time and hear this most wonderful instrument and get acquainted with quot the electrical Mastery of word was received Here tuesday breaking the sad news of the death of George w. Smith which occurred at his Home near Greentown ind., monday evening. About two weeks ago he was brought Back Home from a Hospital in Marion where he had been for several weeks in a vain attempt to Benefit his health which had been failing for months. Deceased was born december 9. 1838, and was 78 years 6 months and 2 Days of age. He was one of the earlier settlers of this county. With his parents he moved in the Early fifties from Edgar county Illinois to Liberty township when a Mere lad and a few years later went with them when they moved to Jordan township. In 1862 he enlisted in the 33rd ind. Vol. Reg., and served until the close of the civil War a hen he returned to county and again took up the Active pursuits of life. On april 8, 1867, he was United in marriage to miss Julia Jones a sister of Luther Jones formerly of Jordan township. To this Union were born two children Ashley r. Smith of Greentown ind., and mrs. Cyrus c. Evans of Williamsport who with the widow survive. Early in life or. Smith showed unusual business sagacity and developed this trait until at the time of his death he was the largest landowner in the county and probably the wealthiest. He was the owner of about 1900 acres of the finest of Warren county land besides Large holdings near Greentown ind., in Howard county. He was also one of the largest stockholders in the Williamsport state Bank of this place. The body was brought to Williamsport by motor on wednesday afternoon to the Evans Home from where the funeral will be conducted at 10 a. M. Tomorrow Friday. Burial will be made at West Lebanon. He made his Start by the buying and Selling of mules and by applying his keen business judgment and living a frugal life succeeded in amassing this big name needed sheriff Mcferren has received word from the Federal conscription Board to the effect that any failures to Register will make the Burden greater on those who have registered and any delinquents should be reported by the general Public As the quota from this county will be drawn from the 1910 census and not from the recent registration. The county s quota is now Short 25, and every name will be in Auto wreck a party of four Young people from Covington and Veedersburg met with an Accident last Friday evening while making the turn at Osborn s Corner near Stone Bluff. The car skidded and overturned throwing the occupants Over the Fence into a Field badly bruising and battering them up although not seriously. The car was driven by Homer a Greenley of Veedersburg and the i other members of the party were j misses Louise Sayers and Lela Lape i of Covington 2nd Leo Sullivan of i Veedersburg. All four wheels of i the car were torn off the fenders Bent and the Windshield county boy gone to France a letter from one of the Covington boys who recently enlisted in the army and is now stationed at i paso Texas states that Fay Patton son of Isaac Patton a prone Dent Warren county Farmer is now on his Way to France with a detachment of u. S. Troops. He is a perfect specimen of manhood and for this reason was accepted. For Sale steel Range. Mrs. M. H. Stockard Williamsport skating rink Busy the Mclntyre skating rink held a masquerade session last wednesday night and a prize of $1 was Given to the Best masked skater Fred Yaste winning same. On monday night. Of this week an egg race was the attraction which was won by Mabel Hess. Next week a wheelbarrow a race will be Given and also a Necktie contest in which the wearer of the largest and smallest Necktie will each be Given a prize. Thursday night of this week will be a potato race. ----4----------------. John Murphy had business in state line Auto Accident. A car driven by Charles Mcdermond and containing several Young friends got into a mix up with Arch Mckinney s quot spider quot car last Friday night on the Road Between Williamsport and Attica with the result that the big car will go into the shop for extensive repairs. The Accident occurred just opposite the Anderson Home and was the result of an attempt by Mcdermond to go past Mckinney. The former s car was running with one wheel in the ditch and in trying to turn it Back into the Road the tires skidded and the big machine shot across the Road and plunged Over a 6-foot embankment badly smashing itself. None of the occupants was seriously injured. The front wheels of Mckinney s car were struck As the other machine turned across the Road and threw it against a tree which saved it and the occupants from further to tail time Henry Fisher the Indian doctor who has been at hotel Warren tor the past two weeks packed up his tooth Brush and pocket knife sunday and left for parts unknown. It is alleged that a number of local people Are a Little Short on filanc because of his Brief in tabulating it was our intention to give this j week a Complete list of those Regis jeering june the 5th, but owing to delay in tabulating the reports on i account of errors we Are unable to give it correctly and prefer to wait until next week in order to make it authentic

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