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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - March 16, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana The devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county. New series vol. Ii. Wabi Ien county Indiana thursday March 16, 1916. Number 23 state convention to a though new received plurality of 7,485 for senator he failed to obtain Choice votes that Watson s and Robinson s name May not go before the convention next month. The Republican state convention meeting in Indianapolis april 5 and 6, will select the party s candidate for United states senator from Indiana to oppose John w. Kern of Indiana ohs renominated by the democrats and James b. Wilson of Bloomington nominated by the progressives. Complete and revised returns from the 3,177 precincts in the state saturday showed that Harry s. New of Indianapolis had a plurality of 7,485 first Choice votes. Second Choice ballots cast for him by the first Choice supporters of Arthur r. Robinson of Indianapolis in fifty four of the ninety two counties and in twelve of the Twenty two precincts in Blackford county amounted to 2,261 to 2,252 cast by Robinson s first Choice votes for James e. Watson of Rushville his principal opponent. Marion county s second Choice votes Are not included in these figures. New s combined first and second Choice vote thus was placed at92,260 to 99,766 for Watson. Total first Choice vote cast for the three candidates was 210,679. According to the state Law a candidate s combined first and second Choice vote used in arriving at the final result must be a majority of All the first Choice votes cast to give him the nomination in the primary. New lacked 6,080 of this number and political leaders were agreed that taking the ratio of the present second Choice returns As a basis he would not receive that number in the remaining counties to be heard from. The first Choice vote for the Republican senatorial preference As reported Complete from every county follows for United states senator Republican. �?3,177 precincts. Harry s. New. 96,999 James e. Watson.89,514 Arthur r. Robinson.24,166 with three precincts missing in Clay county in the Republican race for the nomination for governor James p. Goodrich of Winchester had a majority of 36,308 Over Warren t. Mccray of Kentland and Quincy a. Myers of Logansport. The majority of John a. Adair of Portland Over Leonard b. Clore of Laporte in the Complete vote As reported in official and unofficial tabulations was 73,675. First Choice ballots cast for the various governorship nomination candidates follow for governor Republican. �?3,174 precincts. James p. Goodrich.124,256 Warren t. Mccray.62,805 Quincy a. Myers.25,143 for governor democratic. �?3,177 precincts. John a. Adair.116,645 Leonard b. Clore.42,970 the Complete a Side tial nomination preference vote gave Charles w. Fairbanks Republican 176,476 votes and Woodrow Wilson Democrat 159,870. Fairbanks polled 16,626 More votes than Wilson. As a result of the Lack of a majority in the Republican senatorial contest the state convention will be permitted to choose any candidate that the delegation May desire. The Field is not limited to the three candidates who took part in the preference vote although it is hardly expected that any others will seek to by named. Reports from various counties indicated that the sentiment among the majority of the 1,168 delegates favored the nomination of new As a result of his having received a plurality of the preference vote. Neither Watson nor Robinson have announced whether they will be candidates in the convention. There had been considerable talk about How the delegates to the state convention would stand on the sen Ato ship question. However before the primaries no political observer attempted to reach any very definite conclusion to this question since it was believed that whatever the situation was it would be greatly changed by the result of the primary. There was also considerable talk before the primary As to what would be the attitude of the candidates after the result of the primary had become known. There was much talk Over the state to the effect that the convention would i ratify the nomination of any candidate who had received a plurality of the votes in the primary. In View of the statements made before the primary by Watson who was new s chief opponent it is believed by Many that Watson would not permit his name to go before the convention. It is said that this is the feeling of Watson on the question although some of his More enthusiastic supporters Are said to favor his continuing the fight. Advices from Boone Henry Wayne and Delaware counties carried by Watson said that the delegates were disposed to support new because of his showing in the primary. Five of the Pike county delegates although Watson men also Are said to be inclined to vote for the plurality Winner. Sentiment for new also was reported Strong in Grant and Elkhart counties. In order for a candidate to be renominated in the convention it will be necessary for him to obtain 585 votes which would give him a majority of one. Supporters of new say that reports received Lead them to believe that More than 656 would vote for their candidate. That would insure his nomination. Railroad a Amage soil Are using to shortage of rolling Stock was hindering concentration of the cavalry at the base of Pershing to commom. Fred Howarth and wife Are suing to recover six or eight regiments vill be left in the United states All others sent into Mexico. General Funston said tuesday that the announcement of the expedition s actual Start into Mexico probably would come from gen. Pershing to whom would be left the decision As to the exact time for setting the movement afoot. Shortage of rolling Stock. Gen. Funston said was hindering the concentration of cavalry at the base of operations. The fault he said Lay with the railroads West of quot Elpaso. Quot we have even to transport men in Box cars quot he declared. Quot when this movement is completed there will be Only six or eight regiments left in the United states other than those troops stationed along the Border for patrol there will be no infantry or cavalry movements from fort Sam Houston for the present it was announced tuesday. The first Aero Squadron capt. B. D. Foulois commanding went Forward to Elpaso tuesday morning. American troopers were Over the mexican Border. The War department was besieged with newspaper men gathered about the done leading to Secretary Baker s office. The Secretary said he believed that the Public was entitled to know promptly what was being done by the government to avenge the Columbus massacre and he authorized the installation of special equipment for the press in order that the word might be flashed Oyer the country when it came. To avoid controversy. In practice it will have no effect because american troops will be kept in sufficient numbers on the Border to make incursions of mexican troops unnecessary but at the same time it will avoid a controversy with gen. Carranza at this stage and allay agitation of an american invasion in Mexico. The Only congressional development in the situation was a declaration in the Senate by senator Borah that All legislation should be put aside by Congress and the National preparedness program taken up immediately to meet any contingency to which the sending of troops across the Border might Lead. Smiy Dill tithe count Central committeemen met last saturday in the court House and elected officers for two Heefer is a. Mehaffey selected As Secretary and and finance committee that is Good to eat was on the Bill of fare. The Warren circuit court occupied its time tuesday with a Railroad damage Case wherein Fred Howarth and wife of Oxford were plaintiffs and the Lake Erie amp Western Railroad company was defendant. This Case dates Back to april 13, 1915, when at that time the plaintiffs were in their automobile travelling South out of Oxford Enro Ute to their Home in or near Pine Village. When they were near the outskirts of town they attempted to Cross the Lake Erie amp Western Railroad track at a Point where the approach of a train from either the East or the West is obscured by a High Hill. The alarm at the crossing did not sound and the defendants believing they had a Clear right of Way attempted to Cross the track and in doing so were struck by a Swift moving train which threw the occupants and the machine into the ditch along the Side of the track resulting in the infant child being badly injured in the arms and hands and mrs. Howarth sustaining severe injuries in her lower limbs. Or. Howarth however escaped with Only a few slight bruises As he was driving the car and had hold of the steering wheel which in a manner broke his fall. The machine was badly damaged in fact it was almost a total wreck and it is a wonder that the occupants were not killed outright. This suit was venue from the Benton circuit court where the jury failed to reach an agreement and it is the jury in the Warren circuit court will be out for sometime As the Case is being bitterly contested by the Railroad s attorneys and those of the plaintiff. Judge Berry came Down sunday evening to be ready to Convene court monday morning. Columbus n. M., March 13.�? actual concentration of United states troops for an expedition into Mexico to try to capture Francisco Villa was begun Here today. It is believed that John j. Pershing brigadier general commanding the eighth brigade would be designated to take charge of the expeditionary Force and would make Columbus his Headquarters. The Force of gen. Pablo Pertant commanding the Cai Ranza Garrison at Palomas was increased by the arrival of 800 men bringing the total forces up to 2.000 men. Villa flees southward. It was reported too that All available forces of the seventh cavalry 400 men Are in the Field in the Ala to Hue co District Between nog ales and Benson in Southern Arizona. Meanwhile Francisco Villa with but a Small body of men it is reported is fleeing farther from the United states Border daily and into the mountains which parallel the Borders of Chihuahua and Sonora toward Guerrero where his Days As an outlaw began and where to almost Peon quot Pancho quot Villa is a hero. Cavalry ordered. While gen. Funston was assembling his expedition quot somewhere on the Border quot three regiments of cavalry and one of infantry were moving to his support from widely scattered Points in the United states. The cavalry was ordered out at his request saturday night some from the Pacific coast some from the Middle West and some from the South. The infantry regiment the Twenty third now at Galveston has been under orders to be in readiness for several Days. It will go to Elpaso and then be assigned by gen. Funston to Border duty. Secretary Baker explained the movement of the Twenty third by saying that great apprehension was Felt in Many Border towns that the Columbus raid might be repeated. While strictest secrecy was maintained by the War department information from the Border pointed toward a punitive Force of cavalry Mountain artillery and engineers which would total Between 5,000 and 6,000 men. In suspense. Official Washington was in suspense Eaily tuesday morning awaiting official announcements that last sunday was the 22nd birthday of mrs. Ross Stitt who resides on the Marlatt farm Northwest of town and the event was celebrated by a big birthday dinner that was served quot Dairy lunch quot style. The menu consisted of everything that is Good to eat from Angel food Down to roast pork and you know that country people can just Load the table Down with the very Best when ii Chines to preparing for a big dinner. The guests present were Jerry Cole and family Harley Cole and family z. Fleenor and family. Walker Pitzer and family of Odell Chas. Brooks and family of Williamsport Omer Cole Elmer Astell Dawson Haupt and family Edith and James Downey and Alonzo Stitt. It was a Jolly gathering and no one enjoyed it More than did mrs. Ross Stitt in a Hose Honor the dinner was Given. After they had satisfied the cravings of the inner Man they spent the remainder of Theda play i ing games listening to Good music i and in social conversation. It is a Day that will Long be remembered by mrs. Stitt and those present. Working with that Confidence that carries with it the Assurance that when the election is Over and the votes Are counted this fall it will be found that republicanism has again been restored to old Indiana. Was a grand 8erviclthe k. Of p s royally entertained at the Christian Church recover Large sum under new liability Law. The wife of or. D. Burr Stone who was fatally burned about a month ago while engaged in his duties in the Laboratory at mud Lavia will be the first person in Warren county to Benefit in a Large Way by the new employer s liability Law. The liability is probably the largest that has occurred since the Law went into effect a year ago. A representative of the insurance company which carries the risk for the Indiana Springs co., was last week at the hotel at mud Lavia and effected a settlement. Under the Law mrs. Stone will receive $13.20 a week for 300 weeks a total of $3,960, with an additional allowance of $100 to apply on funeral expenses. This is the largest amount allowed by Law on account of the death of an employee but in cases of total disability which does not prove fatal the allowance is greater. The doctor carried no other life insurance. This allowance is payable weekly and will cease and All liability terminate should mrs. Stone re Narry before the entire amount is correction. In our report last week of the result of the Republican primary convention we were in error As to j. Rupert Gregory s majority for county Surveyor. The figures Given showed Gregory had 615 and Alexander 594, when the Correct figures should have been Gregory. 639 alexander.599 Gregory s majority. 40 instead of 21 majority As Given in our last week s issue., last saturday afternoon the Republican Central comr Wittemen of Warren county met in the court House and re elected Jacob Sheffer As county chairman of Warren county for the ensuing two years. Or. Sheffer had not at any time declared himself As a candidate for the place and in fact did not want it but like the Good Republican that he is he did not care to play the baby act and say quot i won , when his friends saw fit to Honor him with a position that carries so much responsibility with it. Or. Sheffer has served As county chairman for the past two years and he looked after the party s welfare so closely intelligently and dih gently that the committeemen would not entertain the name of any other Man in fact there were no other candidates and he was unanimously elected. His election carries with it the entire approval of the Republican party from All parts of the county As they feel that nothing will be left undone that will further or promote the Success of the party. Carl a. Mehaffey was also elected to succeed John f. Ritenour As Secretary and treasurer of the county organization and the re View Republican is of the opinion that this too was a Wise Choice. Or. Mehaffey during the last Campaign acted As Secretary pro tem owing to the fact that or. Ritenour s time was largely taken up with his banking business and he could t give it the proper attention. Or. Mehaffey did valuable work for the party not Only in the capacity of Secretary and treasurer but he went out Over the county and made speeches and therefore the the committee believed that they owed him the Honor As a sort of reimbursement for services rendered. Passing along the order of business the committee then selected an executive committee who Are composed of the following Good republicans Elmer e. Mckinzie chairman c. V. Cunningham s. G. Pomeroy Frank Ogborn and Bert Statzell. The next committee to be selected was the finance committee and is As follows Carl Mehaffey chairman Elmer Foster Leroy Brier Evan Jones and w. R. Benedict. Along during the session of this business meeting the committee sprung a Surprise on an sex county chairman j. H. Stephenson by unanimously electing him vice chairman. It was a Complete Surprise to be editor As we had no intimation that the committee even entertained such an idea. We were called before them told to stand on the quot Green carpet quot and quot take our we did and we were also informed that this Honor was thrust upon us because of our loyalty to the party because of the support we had Given it in the columns of the review Republican and because of the hard work which was effective we did while serving As chairman and because they knew of no other Way whereby they could show their appreciation of the work we had done for the party in past years. The party was never in better working shape Harmony prevails at every meeting and the boys Are last sunday was another epoch making Day in the history of the Christian Church of Williamsport it was the Day that the Bible school by the Aid of the pastor and Bible school orchestra entertained the knights of pythias and the pythian Sisters and they did it Well. At the appointed hour 10 30 sunday morning a Large number of the knights led by their presiding officer marched into the Church and for one hour were entertained by music song and speech and although the orchestra was crippled by the absence of one or two members they executed some splendid music. The singing was Good but the address was Fine and Well received by the boys for whom it was especially prepared As Well As the Large audience assembled. In this address Rev. P. T. Martin demonstrated that he was master of the situation and also that at one time he either was or refused to be a quot Brave but aside from this he pointed out the splendid qualities of Pythia ism the Noble work they were doing and the Lodge and the Church could do greater and better work for Mankind if it would unite work shoulder to shoulder in the great Field of labor that is before done it. So he did t. The Covington Friend in speaking of the election pulls the following joke off on our Friend Charley Lowe quot Charley Lowe has an office at last. He was elected precinct committeeman on the Bull Moose ticket. He received a total of one vote and now some of the Fellows Are so unkind As to say that he cast that one vote himself. Nay nay Don t you think it. Charley would t do that. He swears that he voted of course he voted the Republican ticket and he is going to do it again at the november election not that he has anything against the Bull Moose or Democrat parties but because he is a Republican Antl one of the strongest along the famous old Wabash and he wants to ride in the Wagon that is Safe and sound. Come Charley quot fess up quot Are we not right an old fashioned supper. The ladies will give an old fashioned supper to Morrow Friday evening at Carbondale. Of course this Don t mean that they Are going to serve Corn bread lasses Beans and Black Coffee but instead they Are going to put plenty on the table everybody helps himself and if he does not be enough to eat it is his own fault. They will serve an ele gent a upper which includes oysters with their trimmings along with pie cake and heaps of other Good things that would make a hungry Man feel As though he was getting near Home Sweet Home where Mother did the cooking and joint senator. Edward b. James of Dana candidate for joint senator for the counties of Fountain Vermilion and Warren counties received the nomination by a majority of 309 in the three counties. He carried his own county Vermilion by 1,020 Warren by 108, and lost Fountain by 819. The following is the vote of the three counties James Hesler Vermilion.1346 326 Warren. 568 460 Fountain. 155 974 totals.2069 1760eat California oranges March 18tlt because of the especially Fine que Lity of the California oranges this season the people of Ca fornia have designated March 18th As quot California Orange Day quot and a special invitation is extended to everyone to test their Golden fruit on that Day

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