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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - March 6, 1919, Williamsport, Indiana In. G a a it Way t if my /. V. Siivo new series Yolk me William Short Ixia a a amiss thues Dat March of 1919, a a Ibex 20 news of interest picked up by our special correspondent for your perusal. Indianapolis March 3,1919. Early last saturday morning a fire occurred in the Hereth Block at 134 East Washington Street in which Charles Knefler a Well known character of this City was burned to death. Knefler was 81 years old and has lived in this City for the last 60 years and claimed to have lived on Washington Street All of that time lie was known to his friends As Charley and owing to the smallness of his stature was often referred to a expect them to take time by the i i Forelock and work consistently Dur i ing the first part of a session. But i taking it All in All the present body i of Law makers have probably made As Good a record As any of their predecessors for Many years past. There has probably been More salary raising measures introduced in the present legislature than in any session for Many years. But this class of legislation has had very difficult sledding the last sixty Days for a Hile there has been an element in both Hou amp is that would seemingly stand for most any kind of a dip into the Treasury though they have been hopelessly in the minority. The leaders of the party in Power have curbed a by wild scramble for Quot grab Quot Bills and unless something of this character gets by during the closing hours a record of clean legislation will surely be made. The thirty fourth annual exhibition at the Herron Art Institute As a Dwarf. He was a Recluse a came to a close last sunday. The great Reader of history and said by exhibition has been a great Success Many to be an authority upon that his favorite subject. He is said to be a brother of general Fred Knefler of the Union array in the civil War. His familiar figure will be Luisser by Many on the streets of this City. Judge Lahr of the juvenile court has thrown a Damper on Quot Box pullers Quot As persons who turn in false lire alarms Are referred to by the a Igor cities by calling upon them to pay the Cost of the run. Last saturday 7 boys their Ages ranging from 10 to 15, were arrested for turning a. An alarm of this kind and the judge after severely lecturing them and their parents closed by directing that they pay a Quot Fine Quot of s150, Titis being the estimated Cost to tie City for making the run. As this figure s21 each the authorities Are of the opinion ii at it of amp and to discourage this Foniri of a m u be m in t a n r g t i action of this City. There Are More than 100 men suffering from Shell Shock and nerve Strain at fort Benjamin Harrison Are receiving instruction in occupational crafts. Classes have been organized for these men in basketry Block printing Wood carving Ham Rock making Brush making Book binding toy making and Many other useful trades. No Medicine is Vised the doctors depending upon a he open air quiet and work to restore their patients. Under this treatment some remarkable recoveries have been effected. The men for the most part Are cheerful and contented taking great interest in he tasks assigned them. M to Rio often that a City the size a of India Nav is has two stars of the magnitude of Jobert mantel and Alma Gluck in the san it Eek. This occurred last week a Hen ii if jokers of Shakesphere were permitted to see mantel portray greatest characters news from our Someier from Ivan Potis Jan. 29, 1919. Dear Mother and All this leaves me feeling fairly Well now have been in the Hospital for a Long while but i am out now and have been transferred to another company and As i have the time i will write you once More. I have not heard from you folks for so Long i guess i would go wild if i would get a letter. Well Mother we do not know when we will be at Home but i am sure getting to feel like i could enjoy myself at Home now. It has been snowing Here in Carnap today Ante Cannon Ball. It was Over in France and Belgium when the Battle was going on. 1 used most All my spare time writing up this song. I used to go to the trenches just to see germans fall. And i Rode the rods and break beams on the so Xante Cannon Ball. It was the 12th Day of sept. When they started tie Loraine drive. They called on the 21st and found them All alive. We hauled up Beaucoup bullets and they certainly let them fall. And we Rode the rods and break beams on the so Xante Cannon Ball. From miss Kiartha c. Woody. We have had so Many admiring friends ask us where miss Woody was if she was Well and when would she be Home that we made up our mind to publish the next letter we received from her and let All read for themselves. The following is the letter a editor Camp , Ohio february 28, 1919. I dear a and Pap a As i am having my half Day off i will Chat awhile with you people. Of course i have nothing else to do off hours but write letters. I am knitting some and think i will do some Crochet Vork after awhile. A Bunch of us usually go to the Quot movies Quot a the base Quot a Quot or the convalescent r. C. House of evenings i the War with Ioney already voted but we a be slow coming to discharge cd ien. So we have not done much. Well orho soon we shall sight the state answer soon for Don t know when the. Nurses have a very Nice Redrea drawing crowds not Only from the City but from a distance As Well who came time and again to enjoy the collection. The Art Institute always a favorite gathering place for lovers of Art has been Well attended not Only by this class but by the Layman and Ordinary admirer of Beautiful things during the exhibition that has closed. Automobile Row is putting on its brightest colors in the form of Many new cars in anticipation of the coming Spring Trade. Many new companies have opened Sale rooms for cars and accessories getting in line As it were for the Spring business. Indianapolis always a favorite Quot for motorists. Will entertain them by the during the race and to a lesser degree during tie summer to follow the Quot War lid Quot on cars is off and Compa ies rising Sener that a few. A months ago could not i Supply their patrons owing to Var contracts Are Able to fill their orders nov. There is at this time so Many alluring car bargains on the Quot Row Quot that it must indeed be difficult for a Man with the Price in a his pocket with the faintest kind of a desire in his heart to the temptation to part with his Niney. The passage of the anti Ger Mart Bill by the Law nickers appears to place Indiana in the position of being the first state in the Union to provide for the teaching of English Only in its Grade schools. It is said that the Indiana Law is being closely studied by other states with the View of placing it or a similar statute in their books. Mother write and Tell me All the news from Home. Will have to close for this time write soon from your son. Ivan Potts 220 m. P. Co., a. E. F. A. P. 0. 731 a. O f Liberty. Good Bye Clyde r. Robison co., quote Quot 21st eng. A. E. F. From Clyde r. Robinson Audun be roman Jan. 27, 191 brother your letter of oct. 28th just reached me a few Days ago. Some one in the mail service Over Here always takes your Quot is Quot for quote a Quot and your letters invariably go to quote Quot co. I Don t see Why either. If they would Only compare like letters they would know that Quot to Quot does t stand for company. Well i was glad to get it if it Vas a few months late. Had just returned from permission and. Was anxious to read what mail had accumulated while away. The receipt you sent me is quite a sufficient. From Forrest w. Renville Sehl Germany Jan. 18, 1919. Dear sister and All i wrote a letter the other Day to some of you but was so mad i Don t remember who it was too. So this will do for All of you. Well i am Good for six months Over Here yet i guess. I heard this morning that we would be Here next summer yet. We Are going to have a Basket Ball team i am in it. Tell Monk food i wish he was Here for we have some Hus Ldes in the u. S. Army. At least the germans think so. We Are going to have a foot Ball and base Ball team in the Spring. We can get ii men out of old co., b. That Are Over 6 feet tall and weigh Oyer 200 lbs. They can make Westville look Tion House. I am getting quite a collection of Quot snaps Quot of various buildings also patients and you can see them a Hen i come Home. Did you say when Well i cannot say just when it will be but i think in six months they Are discharged. It is provided it will be pleasing news to All our local men who enlisted in the world War to know that under the provisions of the Revenue Bill signed by the president All persons who have served in the army Navy May Rine corps or nurses corps during Germany Are entitled to a Flat Bonus of $60. In the Case of men already discharged from the service it is provided that the Bonus shall be paid them As soon As practicable and in the Case of men not discharged from the service the Bonus shall be Given them when any Way. I am ready to leave Camp when Quot Uncle Sam Quot thinks he does not need me. We Are sure a Busy people now Days have so Many Quot overseas Quot boys now and they Are a Jolly Bunch too. In our Ward we have 40 patients several of them have been Flat on their backs for five months and will be there for some time yet. Some have lost their hand and we Are afraid one will Loose his leg. They Are so patient very Seldom complaining. I am in charge of the dressings and All supplies used in the dressing room in Ward no. 7. I enjoy my work Here very much and never Felt better in my life. T get very tired but soon get rested. A just before Xmas i had two months of night duty so guess never mind about the Bank slip i �2ide us look that Day. I will not have any More night duty just keep it. Will be Home before and boxing mat Nihil fixin Camp. Long 1 suppose. Che i am on the Moselle River yet j the student nurses or Quot Blue Birds Quot have the add resses. Am glad you Ninx Jfe i Asci i to Kilometres from Coblenz it is on Are going on . Some of the of the great Bard and the followers of opera heard Gluck in a program of length at the Murat theatre sunday afternoon. Following a conference of hotel men last week it Vas announced that there would be no increase in hotel rates during the 500 mile race to be held at the Speedway May _ 31st. In other years there has been much bitter feeling in evidence against the hotel men because of i the alleged boosting of prices during the races. The hotel men on their part protested that much of the complaint was unjust and that in order to take care of the crowds there had to be some crowding but that the rates for the individual a ere no higher than on Normal occasions. This announcement of the hotel men should Clear the air and Quot ill no doubt have a Good effect upon the attendance As by it visitors Are promised a Square Deal in 1 the matter of their hotel Accommo-1 nations. I As usual the legislature faces a i crowded program for the closing s Days of its life. Many Bills of great importance a ill have to be rushed through under suspension of rules. If they Are to be enacted into Law. It seems Degisi Aires Are As prone to procrastinate a individuals and that it is asking ifie impossible to the Var on bootleggers is proceeding with its accustomed vigor in this City but despite the efforts of the prosecuting attorney and the police it is said to be Nite easy to get a drop of the liquid that inem Reat part of the City court s tii e a taken up with cases of this kind and Dommu e a a i Quot Quot dred dollars and thirty Dave i Loiell is being handed out real frequently they still come on. Enjoyed the Gasi Kilometres from co Olenz it is on mask. We Are going to move to i the Rhine. Montgomery that s my conf ans soon. As there is an a. A 1 pal went up there on pass today. O. There Handy will Send you. A Boche helmet. At present i have not been Able to get hold of an officers but have a private s heavy camouflaged one so Vav will Send it then if it is possible to procure a spiked helmet will bring it Home when i come. We Are allowed seventy five pounds. Will also try to collect a few coins for you. I sent you a Post card the other Day from Italy a Ickie says our reporter. Sans Quot them folks to Fri Euler \ Couzo up Cick of eha Bot s\n>c6 Doo goes de is autos Quot tonn in in Smon Road eve it a woua.,\ i not of a. Pvt Chat be \ in Mem Couves to a Anje a is -ror.s, \ bearing an italian stamp of course. Also sent you one from Paris. While on vacation i visited some of France s Large cities. Such As Paris Lyon Marseille Nice Nancy a and the quaint old City of Metz which now belongs to France. Spent a whole Day there a privilege few members of the a. E. F. Have the pleasure of saying so far. Our regiment is made up of men from almost every walk of life. We even have a poet. Will scribble off the Jingle he wrote. First a a wish to explain the meaning of one word. It is French that is Why i know you Voil t understand its meaning. Quot so Xante Quot is seventy two Centi inters they Width of the track we built arid operated through the scrap. It is As follows Quot the so Xante Cannon Quot great cities of importance she passes on her Vav a Naney Toul and Pagny Bellville so they say. She goes on Down to sorry and up where the bullets fail. And you ride the rods and break beams on the i so Xante Cannon Ball. Of listen to the Jingle the rumble and the Roar. As she steals along the Highway strolling to the Shore. You could hear the mighty whistle and the merry Hobo Squall and you Rode the rods and break beams on the so Xante Cannon Bali. You ought to see the bullets the rations and the Hay we haul up Many Quot Beaucoup Quot soldiers almost every Day. Take a look at those Little engines and the Beaucoup cars they haul. And you ride the rods and break beams on the so Xante Cannon Ball. Sheedy was our Captain the Best in the engineers. He got the boys All started then he never interfered. If anyone started trouble he generally told them ail. And lie Rode the rods and break Elias on the Soux May get to next saturday. The German people sure treat us Fine. Well i guess Bill was Lucky i got a letter from him yesterday and he said he was in class b. And class b. Go Home and class a. Comes Back to their outfits. Well if be stay Over Here six months longer yet i would like to see Italy arid Russia. 1 have saw a lot since i engsted but a Oulen t give a Back Alley in the u. S. A for All of it. I d like to be there to play Pool with the boys. Maybe old bang has croaked. Maybe he did t like the last draft. Be sure and Send me some of those pictures taken at Uncle Dick s. I got the last ones Xmas Day. The watch is Fine. Keeps tip top time got the boys cards. Claire s Peice was a Davidy he got the idea alright but after us yanks got Over Here he did t have time to look for taking to the rear March. Wish you Fellows All could of been with us. The machine gun and a tillary won the War nothing but m. A for me in the army. But i Don t like the army. I would sure like to Emaxine. Or Hack s sure have a . Too bad about Uncle Bill Zimmek right and Young Bill too. How is Arkansaw ask him if he needs a shave. Tell him to report to Otis Dov Ney. To bad about so Many dying around there. But it is not bad at All to what i have seen. To have a Good Friend blown to pieces right in front of your eyes and can t do anything for him. Ollie asked about those addresses i sent from Camp Greene. I saw one of them Day before yesterday. He is in the 59th inf. Davis is his name he is from Montana. That fellow in the Middle of the six in that picture was operated on and came Back to the co., and by Oke something Loose and has gone Back to the Hospital. 1 Haven t heard from him he is a Book Guy he used to be in the old 4th infantry at b Townsville Texas. He was a Serg. But got busted when i came to the army. Well i was made first class private that makes $36 per month Over Here and $33 in the states. I had a letter from Olive and she said Ray was by for a capt ii is sure doing fiut con Tiauw Page 5, Coits a a i doubt if Many of them continue their nursing after they leave crap. Many of them have been discharged and some of the graduate nurses Are getting their discharges. A few graduates have gone a. W. O. 1. Absent without leave to get married. I think j will wait until i get out of the array for i want my honorable discharge. A. A we had two deaths this week a student and a graduate nurse. Both pneumonia. Short services were held in the nurses r. A recreation House. There Are about two Hundred and fifty student and graduate Nurge Here in Camp at present the Quot flu Quot epidemic almost four Hundred. Our rooms Are very comfortable. We have steam heat hot and cold water and electric lights Good substantial food. On sunday and wednesday we have Chicken cake and ice Cream and other things that go to make a Good dinner. On sunday we have dinner at 11 30 to 12 30, but during the week dinner is from 5 15 to 6 30 p. M. Well i think i Haye visited Long enough i Hope this finds you enjoying the Best of health. I am Well except a Little cold but that will be 0. K. Scottt think. With love and Best wishes from Quot Mary p. is raining for a change. I never was in a place they have As much rain As we do Here in crap Sherman. Of of of five counties added to local labor District. United states labor representative James of Carr who has been in charge of the labor employment Bureau in Tippecanoe Fountain and Warren counties has had five More counties added to his District by the Federal labor Board. These Are Montgomery Clinton White Benton and Carroll counties. Or. Can will travel through the counties to place men with Farmers and he will Call on the different county directors to effect the county organizations for the handling of the returned Soldier problem Quot and other labor questions. Ray h. Cooper of Indianapolis has been appointed an assistant to or. Carr. Farmers and other employers who Are seeking help should apply to or. H. H. Madauss who has charge of the u. S. Employment service of Warren county. That no Bonus shall be paid to persons who were drafted and did not report for duty to persons who have already received a $30 Bonus under a former act to heirs of soldiers who have died and to persons end titled to retirement pay. In All other cases including those of officers even though they pass to the Reserve the Bonus is payable. Quot under the provision of the Law this s60 is payable to each officer a and enlisted Man heretofore honorable discharged or to be discharge de Quot an army officer said yesterday. Quot those to be discharged will receive this Bonus along with their final pay when discharged. The difficulty will come in paying the minion Odd men already discharged and this by the do not of men already discharged the pay officers of tiie army Navy Marine and nurse Cox is to form a comprehensive scheme of making these payments therefore before any payments can be. Made. This a ill take time so discharged officers and enlisted men May As Well make up their minds to wait quite a while before they actually receive their Moi pvt hot it will finally come Quot difficulty will be fact that disbursing officers new Vulcanizing Plant a r. Crooks a graduate of the Haywood Vulcanizing factory mrs. Swank s room in a our of Quot i Blouse building and will install a Large Haywood no. 12 Vulcanizing machine the latter part of this week. Or. Crooks says that he can do retreading repairing or any thing else in the tire repairing line. He being a graduate of the factory insures the work done properly and with the Large machine which he will install will give prompt service. This business is one the Community has been sadly in need As the Auto owners have been forced to Send to other towns to have then work Dong thus causing a Gotsi Merabie loss of time. We predict a Good business for the new firm. Christian Surke dead Christian Burke who for Many years engaged in farming in this county died recently at the Home of his daughter mrs. R. E. Brown in Bellingham Wash. He was 72 years of age and was a native of Germany but came to this county when quite Young. He leaves besides his daughter with whom he made his Home two Sisters mrs Fredericka Pfeifer of Otterbein and mrs. Rose Muller of Danville. Undergoes an operation mrs. Ross Stitt of near this City was taken suddenly last week with an attack of acute appendicitis and was taken to a Hospital in Lafayette last saturday were she underwent a surgical operation. At the present time she is in a critical condition. It is hoped she will recover. A miss Lula Statzell Lett tuesday morning for Yankton South Dakota where she will visit with miss wit line for an indefinite t me. David Benson of near Index sri ence is crippled up having ree Elv pm injuries in a fall a Short time a

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