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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - June 28, 1917, Williamsport, Indiana M j in a review Republican new series vol. Iii. Willia3isport, Warren county Indiana thursday june 28, 1917. Number 36captures Auto thief in Mcferren pulls Sherlock Holmes stunt and gets his manner teaching staff selected Ridenour heirs to contest will teachers for school year 1917-8 have been chosen three new ones on list. 1/ a Clever bit of detective work on the part of sheriff Lloyd Mcferren last week resulted in the capture and conviction of the thief who stole tiie automobile at Lafayette belonging to Ernest Clarkson who resides Between West print and la Fayette. On the night of the 18th Clarki son s car a new Dodge disappeared along with his hired Man quot Earl Fisher quot who had been working tor him for about a month. I Vestiga tim of the Man s room disclosed a marriage certificate which showed that his real name was Dale Mius from Warren county and sheriff Mcferren was notified. The latter a once took the Trail and by Clever work finally traced him to Detroit where he arrested him and brought Hon Back to Lafayette. At that place he was tried and convicted on a charge of Petit larceny and Given a sentence of one year at the penal quot farm near Greencastle. The car was found near the Man s Home on the out skirts of Detroit and was undamaged. Or. Clarkson drove it Home and upon sheriff Mcferren s plead that the Young s an s people and those of his wife were Well respected citizens of this a aunty declined to prosecute the charge of grand larceny on which Mills was arrested and allowed the sentence to be made on the less charge preferred against Mills by parties from Peru from whom the i Ipoung Man had stolen a shot gun it a Titch was found in the car. Mills is the son of Thomas Mills to this place and married the daughter of Frank Hall of Pike township. Two children one two years old the a ther a babe in arms with the a a other were found in destitute circumstances in apartments in Detroit us were brought to this place by sheriff Mcferren where they spen Tjie night with the elder Mills and fee next Day were taken Home by ber father. The Case is a sad one As the in to rested families Are Well respected in this county. They have the sympathy of their Many friends in their trouble. At a recent meeting of the Williamsport school trustees the Fol lowing teachers were selected for the year 1917-8 primary Ella Sutton. Second Gem Schoonover. Third Edith Keister. Fourth and fifth Lone Smith. Sixth Ethylind Gregory. Seventh and eighth a Lelia de Motte a music and arts Edith Thompson. Domestic science and English Lorence Mccloud manual training and commercial subjects William Davis. Modem languages Hazel Steifel history and mathematics Owen Butcher. Science a. L. Stewart. Miss Thompson is from Lafayette and is a graduate of Depauw Anc Purdue. Miss Mccloud is the daughter of Rev. John e. Mccloud of this place and is a graduate of the Illin ois woman s College at Jacksonville iii. Miss Steifel whose Home is in Columbia City ind., is a graduate of Franklin College. Or. Stewart still remains in charge of the schools As superintendent. The old Carrie Herr badly Hurt sleepwalking nearly caused death of Carrie Herr 11 year daughter of h. E. Hand wife West Lafayette when Early saturday morning she stepped through a second Story window and fell Twenty feet to the ground. Her head struck the ground and she was unconscious for several hours. The Young girl never knew what happened to her and no one heard her get out of bed and it was not unti the fall aroused the father and her sister that they found her lying in the Yard. Her father carried her in to the House. She fell asleep Dur ing the Day and the physicians can not state How serious her condition is. The Herr family formerly lived in Williamsport and conducted a Green House on Lincoln Street the injured girl is Well known Here and her Many friends will regret to Kear o the Accident. V demonstration next monday prominent attorneys have been retained by each Side a Battle Royal m sight the Beks at Law of the late John Linden our Arev laying plans to con est the will which gave his entire Ortune estimated at nearly $140,000 to the schools of Williamsport and Rairie township and have employed attorneys to Start the Bati rolling. The actual amount of this world s goods owned by or. Ridenour at he time of his death has not been definitely determined but it is under stood that he had at least about $40, 00 Worth of notes mortgages and Cash. The Prairie township farm consisting of 320 acres is valued at about $72,000. This farm was willed o the Prairie township schools and would have probably yielded $3500 o pay the teachers of the township. The Home place North of town consisting of 91 acres is said to be Worth around $20,000. The building occupied by Billings amp Mehaffey and Mccabe amp sons in this place is Worth $2500 and the one occupied 3y Stewart s Barber shop j. C. Stephens and or. Geo. S. Porter is valued at $5,000 quot at least this makes total of nearly $140,000. Just what the outcome of the attempt will be is doubtful. Opinion Here is divided some contending that the will was an unjust one in ignoring absolutely his blood Kin. And will not stand the test of the courts while others hold that inasmuch As deceased at the time the instrument was drawn was mentally vigorous and in his right mind the Job of annulling the will will be a hard one. Frank r. Pence qualified last week As one of the executors of the will and has engaged the services of Billings amp Mehaffey of this place and Mcadams amp Jones of Lafayette to defend it. The heirs have retained Mccabe amp sons of Williamsport and Rabb Mahoney and Fansler of Logansport to look after their interests. From the array of eminent Legal Talent on the Case it promises to be a hard fought All of Pic due will demonstrate to hopi Seiyei of William port and neighbourhood women barred from registering Romance Endrin marriage injunction stopped women from registering or the election of delegates to convention on next monday Domink miss Benalli of Purdue University comes to Williamsport in the interest of the nation wide movement to conserve our food resources to help win the War. For half a Century we have been wasteful and profligate of our Means As a nation and it has taken actual participation in a War such As the world has never known to awaken us to the need of Economy and providing for the Morrow by preserving the plenty of today. Miss Beall is visiting every one of the ninety two counties of the state in the interest of More Canning and better methods by the House wives of the state. At the High school Assembly room net monday morning at 9 o clock miss Beall will give demonstration of the latest scientific methods and processes by actually Canning fruits and vegetables. The quot coid pack quot method has come into use As the most economical and generally satisfactory method of Canning known to scientific House wives today. Miss Beall will demonstrate this method next quot monday. This demonstration is financed by Purdue University which Means that the state s Money is being expended Over the state to give the people an Opportunity to see this work done by an expert. Do not fail to come out and see the work done and hear what miss Beall has to say about these methods. Opportunity will be Given you to ask any questions you May have regarding any of the phases of the work. The work of registering women As voters for delegates to the proposed Constitution convention was stopped everywhere in Indiana last night. The injunction prohibiting the registration boards from carrying out that part of the suffrage Law relating to constitutional convention voting As granted monday by judge William w. Thornton of the Marion Superior court became effective today with the entering of judgment on the court docket and the affixing of the judge s signature. The decision was handed Down monday. Judge Thornton holding that the recent act providing for a constitutional convention is valid 5ut that Worthen will not be allowed to vote either for delegates to the convention nor for the submission of a new Constitution for ratification or approval. Registration boards As parties to the suit brought to test the constitutionality of the constitutional convention Law Are presumed to have knowledge of the injunction and will receive no notices from their sheriffs. The registration of women As voters in City elections is in no Wise affected by the action in this Case. The registration of men Wil proceed As before. The Appeal to the state supreme court will be filed today and Only in Case of a reversal May women Register. The Law provides that the registration shall be completed by aug. 20.retnmed from Washington e. Guy Sutton who has been in the National capital the past few greeks in the interest of the National Sand and gravel producers association returned Home the first of a week and informs us that the committee of which he was a member succeeded in getting a few concessions Frd m the government. The producers of building material have been unable to obtain cars to ship air products because of the ruling of the government to give the Coal operators the Nec Essav number of cars for their use and this has worked great hardship on the former who were compelled to wait until the Coal men had All the cars seeded or 100 per cent. This has been changed through the efforts of the committee and they now get 50 per cent of the Coal people s allot Anent a that is if the Coal shippers get 80 per cent of what they need the building products shippers will get 40 per cent of what they need. This is a Good move by the government As it would be useless Folly to deny them their rights and at this critical time throw thousands men out of Pap Layment. Of found petrified Moss Lew Hess brought to this office monday morning a Sample of petrified Moss which he found on the Dan Brown farm Northwest of Rains ville sunday. The Moss was found in what is known locally As the petrified Cave along Pine Creek and is a perfect specimen. The Cave at one time was very Large but the action of the water has caused a slow process of quot Caye ins quot and it is now Only about 10x12. Or. Hess says there Are also Many weeds that Are petrified or rather the roots which Are imbedded in the solid Rock of which they constitute a part. The tops Are dead and although not petrified Are still attached to the lower ra1 Bernays the Bill quot the Christian Church school will give a Lawn social on j. B. Dennis Lawn on night july 5th and will take in Exchange for ice Cream cake or Coffee old rubber of any kind. Come and bring your old rubber or Uto tires and enjoy a pleasant a Yuening. If you have no old rubber just bring the Money. A splendid has been arranged. -.-v. A win another Garni the fast Rainsville base Ball team won an easy Victory Over the Talbot Ambia combination team sunday at Rocky Ford Field by a score of 11 to 4. Pribble and Wallace from West Lebanon were on the Mound for Rainsville. A big crowd witnessed the game. Next sunday they will play the Strong Hoopeston cubs which will probably be one of the Best games yet this season. Come out and see a Good one. Back on the Job Jacob Wineman dead Jacob Wineman our sex councilman of the second Ward who bruised his thumb Nail so severely a few weeks ago when he was removing his base Burner and who was taken to the st. Elizabeth Hospital last monday on account of the development of tetanus and who has been gradually getting worse died there at one o clock this afternoon. His body will be shipped to his Home Here at 5 40 this Tribune june 21. Mrs. Joe Greene 111 this office is in receipt of a letter from mrs. J. W. Titus at Indianapolis renewing her allegiance to the review Republican for another year. Mrs. Titus says they Are quot always glad to get it. For it tells us of some news or doings of old friends Back Home. We Are enjoying Good health Here All of us but mrs. Greene. She is in the Hospital has a Complete nervous breakdown. The doctor tells us it is a slow process at nerve building. Regards to change in firm the millinery store in this place which has been conducted for sever al years past by Durbin and sea Wright has changed hands the new owner being mrs. J. B. Dennis the Deal was closed monday and mrs. Dennis has engaged the services of miss Bessie Cox an expert Milliner. It will l3 pc known As the Dennis hat shop. The retiring firm have not made Public their future plans. They have built up a successful business Here and Williamsport and Vicinity will regret to see them Doune Torpey slips quietly away to Lajunta Colorado and is married notice to Church decorators the official Board of the m. A Church of Williamsport Indiana will receive sealed bids on decorating the Church Between july 1st and 10th, 1917. Call at a j. Winger s drug store for Man got his marshal Russell had a Little fracas last thursday night with a another drunk. George Patten Dale a Carpenter from Attica came 6ver to Williamsport and proceeded to fill up on Bug juice with the result that the chief of police after Patten Dale had refused to vacate ithe Street started with him to the Village penal institution. Before their arrival at said v. P. I., the prisoner made a determined Effort to prove that he was a better Man than his captor with the result that he lost a pint or so of Good blood on the sidewalk caused by a blow from the officer s Mace. He was then placed in jail and later received the usual Fine and association the members of the Parent teachers association Are urged to attend the Canning demonstration by miss in All of Purdue University at the school House july 2nd. Mrs. . Ringer pres. New bids asked for. The officials of Steuben township Herbert Hilkey the popular Auto Are again advertising few bids for livery Man at the pleasant garage the construction of the new school returned saturday from a two weeks House at Marshfield because of a vacation and is Back on the Job. He was accompanied by his wife grand technical error in failing to open the bids publicly recently Whin the the new Date set Mother mrs. Sadie Luppold and Sis contract was let. Ter. Miss Esther Luppold. For letting the contract is july 16.lost five horses a severe electrical storm visited the Northwest Section of the county monday afternoon and did consider Able damage. Five head of horses belonging to John Forrest residing on the Ian Smith farm in Jordan township were killed by a Bolt of lightning. The animals were All insured. Arrested alleged slacker sheriff Mcferren was called to Pine Village monday where he arrested a Young Man by the name of Otis Hardy and placed him in jail on the charge of failure to Register under the conscription act. Hardy claims his Home is in Villa Grove 111., and that he secured the necessary papers at Harding 111., where he was working on june 5, and sent same to the county clerk at Villa Grove. Investigation by sheiff Mcferren proved that he had secured the papers at Harding but As yet has received no reply from the clerk of his Home county. The Young Man is being held pending further developments. Miss Eoline Torpey accompanied by her sister Lillian slipped away quietly to Lajunta Colorado where she was married to or. John Fisher of that place on june 7,11917. The wedding was a culmination of a Romance which commenced with a trip through the yellow Stone National Park where a part of their vacation was spent two years ago and was a Surprise to Many of their friends. Miss Torpey has been a resident and a Reader of our paper tor the last Twenty years. She was the Oki est and probably the Best teacher in Prairie township having taught school under trustees Larch Dysert Kiester and Eberhardt also one year at Ambia. Eoline will be missed in her Church school and social work Here As she has concluded to make her Home in the West. The review Republican together with her Host of friends congratulate the new couple and wish them much Joy in their new Home. The following was taken from the Lajunta daily Democrat a John Fisher one of the most popular railway mail clerks on the Santa be and Eoline Torpey of Arabia ind., were United in marriage at the Home of the Groom 714 Raton Avenue thursday evening. Rev. Dilly pastor of the Catholic Church performing the ceremony. The Jed Ding was solemnized in the presence of w. L. Bertrand and wife mrs a. L. Cash c. Jameyson and miss Lillian Torpey sister of the Bride. A wedding Breakf amp st was served at the Home of the above party being present. The Bride has been employed As a school teacher in Ambia ind., and she was one of the popular Young ladies of that Community. Or. Fisher the Groom everybody Here knows John has been one of the old standby railway mail clerks on the Santa be for to these Many years. He is a Man who has everybody As his Friend he and his Bride will bestow ered with congratulations. The Happy couple will go to housekeeping immediately at the Groom s Home 714 Raton Avenue. John s Many friends Are now wondering if he joined the Benedicts to escape the army draft. The Democrat wants to be numbered among those who extend Best wishes to the newly married couple. A injured by explosion Leland the ten year old son of Frank Pugh residing on the Mccabe farm North of this place was badly Brunei sunday by the explosion of a dynamite Cap. With a number of other youngsters he was playing along the Creek and found the Cap which the stuck in the mud and Young Pugh touched a lighted match to the end to see if it would go off. The Experiment was successful and his face and head were badly burned particle of Sand striking his eyes. A physician was called who gave him needed Atten Ringling show at Lafayette announcement is made that a saturday july 14, Ringling Bros circus will give afternoon and night performances at Lafayette. The famous showmen Are this season presenting an All new and wonderful program. The tremendous fairyland spectacle quot Cinderella quot will Appeal to both Young and old. More than 1000 persons take part in it. It is easily the biggest spectacle Ringling Bros have Ever staged and its glorious quot Ballet of the Fain with 300 dancing girls is in its of Worth going Many Miles to see. Following quot Cinderella quot 400 arsenic artists appear in the main tent program. The Ringling have secured scores of circus performers never before seen in America. An entire new departure d. J. Winger the East Side druggist has added a new line to his business and is now prepared to furnish Chicago Herald the american or examiner either daily or sunday. He also carries a com plete line of periodicals and magazines and win be glad to have you Call acid see him about your Reading matter. Tion. The boy s eyes Are in bad condition but probably not serious trained animal show has been made by so. Auto livery i am now located at Frame amp son s garage and am ready to do your Auto livery business. Earl l. Hobart. Club ladies of Williamsport Pleace notice the Date of the Canning demonstration by miss Bali of pm due and try to attend. This is in line with club work this year. Mrs. . Stewart chairman club publicity com. A part of the main tent program this season. The menagerie now numbers 1009 wild animals. The elephants including quot big Bingo quot Earth s largest pachyderm have been increased to 41 and almost 800 horses Are carried. There wit be 60 clowns and a big free three mile Street Parade show Day morning. A. B. Dennis received a very interesting letter yesterday morning Fram Willis Whitley which Lack of quot to iii compels us to hold Over until next week for publication. Willis is Well and is enjoying army life

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