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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - March 2, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana The devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county new series vol. , Warren county Indiana thursday March 2, 1916. Number 21 Edward b. James candidate for joint senator growing in popularity with the people. Word has come to us in an indirect Way from Vermilion county that the county so far As the Republican voters is concerned has taken a stand As a unit for Edward b. James a candidate for joint senator from Fountain Warren and Vermilion counties. Investigation into his past life Down in Vermilion county where or. James has lived for the past forty years proves that he is a Manche Sun refused to Shine was divorce Day in the circuit court and tales of woe were abundant. Charged with a dastardly Swarts arrested at the instigation 0�z prosecutor Mehaffey. As Friday is always known As an unlucky Day by some who Are More or less superstitious it might Well be called divorce Day for the Warren circuit court As about the entire Forenoon was taken up by the granting of divorces to different couples whose life dream had been rudely shattered by some real or imaginary wooing committed by either the faithful wife or the wayward husband and it is usually the of solid judgment and is possessed husband because he is a Man of the of sound business principles. Politi world and is very susceptible to the Cally he is sound on All questions that pertain to the Good government of the state. He has no pet measures to offer for legislation is backed by no faction class set or ism. He is fair and Liberal in All his views and always ready and willing to listen to any question that you May present that May Deal with better governing Laws of the state county or Community. The review Republican believes it can say without fear of any contradiction whatever that or. James has made no promises but that he stands for an honest business like economical administration in Public affairs and that he is strongly opposed to the creation of More offices and would abolish or favor the abolishment of some that we already have that appear to the average citizen to be useless and which were quot created solely for a poetical purpose rather than for the Good of the people and the taxpayers. Or. James stands for fair just and equal taxation and last but not least a Square Deal for All people All the time. If you Reader will put All the Points above mentioned together not learn the nature of the com Wiles and charms of those tempting things that often confront him. The following Are the divorces granted in the Warren circuit court Friday morning mrs. Sylvia Fewell was granted a divorce from her husband Alber. Fewell. The divorce was granted on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment As hied in the complaint of mrs. Fewell against her husband. In granting the divorce or. Fewell by agreement promised to pay his wife $900, and the daughter was permitted to visit her father if she desired to do so. Viola Martin of West Lebanon was granted a divorce Friday from her husband Ralph Martin who is now living at Lagro. The couple separated in january 1916. Mrs. Martin alleged cruel and inhuman treatment and asked $1,000 Alimony. The court granted the divorce but mrs. Martin was denied the Alimony. May Miller was granted a divorce Friday morning from her husband Joseph Miller and Given the custody of her two children. We did troubles come thick and Dee fails to make Good and is sent to penal farm. Saturday was renewal Day then add that he is a Republican of unfaltering courage you la find that the platform upon which or. James is making the race is steeped and dyed in pure and unadulterated republicanism. It is a platform upon which Good government is always brought about and when backed and championed by such men As or. James there is no possible Chance for the party or its principles to go wrong. Inquiry upon the part of be editor has developed the facts that or. James is absolutely clean absolutely incorruptible honest in the fullest degree believes strongly in Economy and is dead set against so Many new offices. What better recommendation can a Man come to you with what More could be asked for him you have Here a Man a presume it was quot cruel and in plaint As filed but the same old Story human there Are yet six More divorce cases on the docket to be heard and it is Likely they will come up next Friday As by that time the judge will have his nerves drawn to a tension where he can listen with indifference to the tales of woe that will be poured into his ear from this much abused husband or this Downtrodden spouse. To some life is not one Long Happy dream after exemptions. The first Day for filing mortgage exemptions was March 1, and you May file at any time Between March 1 and april 30. Exemptions May be taken out with the county auditor. Exemptions not filed within Manly Man who is right on All sub i those dates will be void and persons jets who is a Republican and one having mortgaged property will not that is not swayed by the tinkle of j be allowed to Benefit by the exempt Gold or Silver or one who falters tion from taxes when danger Breaks ahead. He is the Law has been in Force for a there he is solid he can be depend number of years and the new spa de upon to do his whole duty at All pers have printed hundreds of col times and under All circumstances urns of warning and instructions no matter what the occasion May yet there Are people each year who be you can safely rely upon or. Fail to exercise their rights at the James standing out for right and proper time and the county auditor Justice standing like a Stone Wall a ill not allow them to have the Law for the people whom he represents Ful sum deducted from their taxes to the last ditch As one who knows i there is but one Way to get this no Retreat from the principles of his and that is to file your exemptions last thursday night the people of Williamsport were greatly surprised when they Learned that William Swarts a tinsmith and apparently a harmless fellow had been arrested and placed in the county jail charged with sodomy one of the most brutal crimes that a human be no could possibly commit. According to the Story As told by prosecutor Mehaffey to a reporter of the review Republican this Man Swarts has been practising this thing for four or five years past. He would during the Day approach a Small boy on the Street ranging in age from 10 to 14 years and ask them if they wanted to make a piece of Money and if the child would say yes which they usually did he Swarts would Tell them to come to his room after night. After he succeeded in getting them into his room he would practice his atrocious work on them giving them 50 cents and then so the Story goes Tell the victims not to say anything about it and also warned them that if they did and it was found out they would get just what he would meaning perhaps a sentence in the Penitentiary. It was upon the most slender clue that prosecutor Mehaffey got next to this nefarious work. He saw Swarts talking so he says very confidentially to a Young boy not Long ago and since that time he saw him talking to other boys. This aroused his curiosity and he desired to know just what business a Man of William Swarts age would have with so Many boys and he quietly began an investigation. Little by Little he connected the links of the Chain until he finally got hold of one or tv70 or maybe More of the boys with whom Swarts had been intimate and from them he wrung the terrible Story. The first boy placed in the quot sweat Box quot did not at any time deny the fact that he had been in Swarts room but it was by a slow process by which the prosecutor induced him to Tell the Story. Once the Story was told and the boy was assured that he faced no prison doors and he would Only with his companions who had also been up in the room be used As a witness told of other boys who had gone to the room and of boys who had been approached and refused to go. If prosecutor Mehaffey has unearthed this dastardly work and he proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Swarts is guilty As charged in the affidavit and proper punishment is meted out to him the people of Williamsport will give him a vote of thanks inasmuch As Swarts or any other Man no matter who he is or where he comes from who will sink so Low As to practice such work is dangerous to a Community and a boy of a tender age is not Safe to be on the streets alone where such men of this kind Are permitted to go about at will. Swarts trial was to have come up monday but owing to the fact that quot Jimmy quot Dee or rather Roy Dee seems to be travelling along a Rocky Road As Only two weeks ago to Day he was released from the county jail after being confined for 53 Days for contempt of court. But Back of All the trouble which appears to have led up to his downfall was a Chicken stealing Case in which he was said to have been implicated. In this Case Jimmy was wanted As a witness before the grand jury but after the papers had been served on him instead of serving the mandates of the court he acted on the advice of friends and took French leave. On Christmas eve last he was located and on Christmas Day he was placed in jail where he remained until the present term of circuit court. The act for which he was arraigned before judge Berry did not appear to Jimmy to be a grave one but the judge informed him of its importance and tried to impress upon his Youthful mind that the Law and its officers must be respected at All times and under All conditions. After giving Jimmy some mighty Good advice the court suspended sentence and permitted Jimmy to go his Way rejoicing with the suspended sentence hanging Over him As a sort of a Safe guard to keep him from falling by the Wayside. Jimmy it appears got along All right for a Day or two but the temptation was stronger than his will Power and he fell from Grace. Prosecutor Mehaffey whose duty it is to see that the citizens walk in the straight and narrow Way Learned that Jimmy had imbibed too much of the wine while it was red caused a warrent to be issued for his arrest and the poor unfortunate boy was again taken into the toils of the Law. He was on last Friday morning arraigned before judge Berry who after Hearg that Jimmy had deliberately violated his parole sentenced him to six months service in the Indiana state penal farm where he was taken Friday afternoon by Sher Riff Mcferren. The judge does not like to pass these sentences especially on Young men Hopes it will serve As a warning to others to whom he has shown leniency. Appointed boys were in Fri m the country although the Day was bad. F it were Only is said Williamsport came near having a big gravel Plant. Party. The review Republican is within the proper time. There Are. A a ,. Of the opinion that or. James should a number of people in this City who i ill poll the solid Republican vote of will attend to this matter for you quot quot Warren county although that is a and the Cost is very Small. Call one question for the voters to decide for of these people by phone and give orders to have this matter attended to at the proper time. That will insure that the work will be looked after. Themselves since there Are other candidates but if he does not get the vote and is not nominated he is big hearted enough and Broad minded enough to go right on fight i ing for republicanism and we Are sure hell heartily thank those who will support him. As our personal a acquaintance with or. James has not been of Long standing yet we take pleasure in referring the readers of the review Republican to or. T. J. Groves of West Lebanon a life Long Friend of or. James. Or. Groves is a Man who stands Ace High with the citizens of his Home town and with the republicans of Warren county. The Friendship that exists Between t Lese two men is Akin to that of Brothe quot Hood and As or. Groves word has never been disputed it is believed what he says about or. James is As True As the gospel. Employ counsel and to summon witnesses the Case was set for thursday March 16. By. 0. Thomason has a Fine and efficient Force of helpers. And the donation of Over one Hundred desirable books proved the interest of Williamsport citizens in the Library project. With the loan from the state Library and the books from a a j 4.1, the town Library and the late Dona be recognized by All and that the re. Ions there Are Over three Hundred nom mation would follow without contest. Or. Wood is everything to be desired As a congressman. He is trained he is Alert he is zealous in the Library Book Shower. The enthusiastic attendance of eighty people at the Book Shower ant last week w. O. Thomason county Road superintendent completed the selection of his list of Deputy Highway superintendents which Are As follows District no. 1, Harley Larch. District no. 2, j. E. Borders. District no. 3, John Turvey. District no. 4, e. K. Pearson. District no. 5, James h. Delaney. District no. 6, Andy Swaim. District no. 7, Charles Millburg. District no. 8, Abraham Myers. District no. 9, Clark Dick. District no. 10, Frank r. Pence. District no. 11, Harry Mcelhoe. District no. 12, c. A. Mathis. District no. 11, m. M. Mccoskey. District no. 12, we. Talbert. In looking Over the list you will find that or. Thomason s selection has been Wise and Well placed. The men selected Are All Good represent last saturday was an unusually Busy Day in this office the boys were in from the country some on political business and others came to do a Little trading and among other things they did was to visit the review Republican office and renew their subscription because they like the paper. Among the first to drop in was our old Friend John h. Crawford of Jordan township. John is a candidate for commissioner on the Republican ticket and of course True to his nature is making a fair Square race. He wants and expects to be nominated and elected because he is a Republican and most republicans when nominated in Warren county Are just about As Good As elected. Many years ago when the court House stood Down under the Hill be editor had aspirations for some office of minor importance and John Crawford was there. He cast his ballot for us and when All ballots were ready they were collected in a hat and if we remember rightly were counted in the presence of the candidates. There was no peeking Over blinded windows or listen at the Keyhole to see if this or that candidate was in the Lead. The next Friend to drop in was c. A Cunningham from Down in Mound township who left us a Dollar. He was followed by r. S. Lebord who gets his mail out of Williamsport on r. R. 2. And by the Way is a new Reader. Chas. Wakely of West Lebanon was the next Man to add a Dollar to our Cash account and made his receipt read feb. 11, 1917. C. A. Hetrick living on r. R. 5, out of Attica could t resist the temptation and he called to see us and left his free will offering for another year s Good Reading. He also renewed his Mother s subscription for another year and she sent in a Dollar to have her son f. A. Hetrick read the paper for a year. Mrs. Henry Hartz of this place was among our saturday visitors who came in and renewed their Faith. Following her was William Gaskill who could t get Here saturday but dropped in on us monday. W. S. Fleming of West Lebanon was another one of our monday guests who paid up and made his Little yellow tag read feb. 11, 1917. Or. Fleming is one of Warren county s most highly respected and prosperous citizens. He is one of the few men who came Here in the Early Days and had much to do with the making and development of the county. Fireman Kitz a for the past two or three weeks the Rumor has been current on the streets that a st. Louis company had purchased a tract of land known As the Mccord land and intended to open up a gravel Plant just West of town on a Large scale. Only last monday it was told in the hearing of a review Republican reporter that the Deal had actually been made and that on or about the 15th inst the new company would begin putting in a Spur track to their possessions preparatory to beginning work. Investigation has been made both at the court House and at the Wabash station As to the exactness of the report but no one seems to know whether it is True or not and yet no one denies it. It is said that one or two experienced gravel men have personal letters offering them employment and when interrogated As to the matter do not deny it. It is also said that the company proposes to erect about 75 to 100 new houses which is also a Fine piece of news. The records at the court House do not show that any transfers have been made the men at the Wabash station do not know of any orders being made for a Spur and yet it is the consensus of opinion that some Deal of the kind has been made and that the new company is not ready to make their plans Public. If this Rumor proves True. The re View Republican entertains Hope that it is it will mean much for Williamsport. It will mean More new houses More work for our Labouring men a better business for our merchants and an increase in population and in fact it will mean that Williamsport will take an Era of Prosperity. It is also understood that the company has had representatives Here who have investigated the gravel and have found it be of the Best Quality and in a paying Quantity and now if this is also True our business men should not be slow in doing All that is in their Power to encourage the new company to locate in our midst inasmuch that the location of one Industry always brings another. Inspectors attention. Was picked up for dead and rushed to Hospital Hon. Will r. Wood has made a remarkable showing for one so new to congressional honors and should be rewarded with re nomination we had hoped that his Merit would the interests of those he represents the High school boys have made substantial shelves and just As soon As the books can be catalogued the and he is fearless in the cause of the Reading room will be open to the right. He should be re nominated and re elected by the largest vote the Good old tenth Ever Oxford Gazette. Public with miss Mabel Claypool As librarian. New books will be purchased As fast As it seems advisable. The Outlook for a permanent build Tobias Hartz a me Down Satur ing is Good and it is to be hoped Day to attend the quot Roll Call quot meet that local Pride will enable Williams bag of Bryant Post of which he is a port to keep step with other towns member. In securing a Carnegie Library. I f. F. Klutz son of John Klutz of near Ambia a fireman in the Yard service of the big four Railroad company at Kankakee was so seriously injured in a collision last thursday Between two Yard trains at Kankakee 111., that it was at first believed that he was dead. He was taken to the emergency Hospital where his injuries were attended. He was married and had Only been living in Kankakee one a Eek having moved from Lafayette. It is feared that he is internally injured. The injured Man was fireman on engine 7319 thursday morning with Engineer Gene Goldie at the throttle. They were backing up what is called the lower Lead pushing a string of cars. Another engine pushing a Cut of cars Down track no. 16, which they had been told u or in it no a was a Clear track bumped three March 7 is primary Day. That is Ich were on the lower end the Day when the Indiana voter will i of the track out on the Lead Side take himself to the polls and select swiping engine 7319 on the Side on candidates for his party. That is to which Klutz was sitting. The cab say he will be in the position of the Slid a Man m the restaurant of whom the tween timbers of the debris. He waiter asked quot what will you have was conscious at the time he was ram Lamb sheep or Mutton quot in extricated from the wreckage and a this instance the Democrat will take a some of the duties that devolve upon you in arranging for an election Are Farmers and men who know the value of Good roads and whom it is believed will see that Warren county roads Are brought up to the highest Standard. Ambulance the Emer for the _ which conveyed him to Wilson the Republican will take Guncy Hospital. Fairbanks and the progressive will the injured Man is Well and fax have no one to vote for. J orally known in and around Ambia i inasmuch As he grew to manhood mrs. A. M. Johnston visited with in upper Warren where his Par friends in Danville Friday. Ends reside. As a matter of information to those who have been selected to act As inspectors at the approaching election. The review Republican prints a portion of the Law wherein some of the duties devolving upon this officer is set Forth quot the inspector should see that the voting Booths and chutes Are set up at the voting places of his precinct that Sample ballots and cards of instructions to voters Are posted that the room in which the primary is to be held is furnished with fuel lights chairs tables and stove and made comfortable. Quot the inspector should also see that the election Board of his precinct is furnished with Good Plain substantial meals at the regular hours for meals during the Day of the primary and until the count is finished but no spirituous vinous or malted liquors shall be furnished. Those who Are entitled to receive meals Are the inspector two judges two clerks two election sheriffs and no this portion of the Law is reprinted for the purpose of calling special attention to the fact that it is the duty of the inspector to furnish All the necessary paraphernalia for the use and accommodation of the members of the election Board. Some of the requirements of the Law May be new to a portion of the men who Are to act As inspectors at the election and their attention is called especially to the duties As defined in the Law. Ohmar Stewart made a business trip to Lafayette tuesday

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