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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - March 29, 1917, Williamsport, Indiana The review rep Bucan. Devoted to the interests of and Warren county. New series vol. Iii. Williamsport Warren county Indiana thursday March 29, 1917. Number 25the last wee sunday night will be closing night of Bodell Maxwell meeting the Union evangelistic services at the methodist Church Are still in Progress with Good crowds attending drawn by the splendid sermons of or. Bodell and inspiring music under direction of or. Maxwell. Friday night will be the Quot business men s every business Man in town is urged to attend this big special meeting. On saturday night from 7 to 8, will be the Sunbeam chorus concert by school children directed by or. Maxwell followed by the regular Church services. Don t miss this. There will be Union morning ser vices sunday at 10 30, with the meeting for men Only at 2 30 in the afternoon Union Young people s meeting at the Christian Church at 6 30, led by the evangelists and the closing service of the series at 7 30.Law to be enforced Quot in a recent letter from the state superintendent of Public instruction county superintendent Evans has been Given instructions As follows to county superintendents Section 6582 of bum s annotated statutes revision of 1914, provides Quot that the state Board of education shall require the singing of the Star spangled Banner in its entirety in the schools of the state of Indiana upon All patriotic As president of the state Board of education i respectfully direct that you require from All teachers of your county City town and Rural a strict compliance with this statute. If some omissions of this duty heretofore have occurred there must be none now. If Ever occasion demanded the cultivation of the sentiment of this inspiring song certainly the crisis through which we Are now passing constitutes that occasion. Every Indiana teacher and Pupil should memorize the words of Quot the Star spangled Banner Quot sing them and grow in appreciation of their significance. Mary election. As there will be to state wide primary this year the latter method of filing registration applications can not be used this year. The Beardsley Law was enacted primarily for the purpose of removing All doubt As to whether women would have a full Legal right to vote for the delegates to the constitutional convention. Under its operations there can be no doubt whatever As to the right of women voters to vote at the municipal elections this la removes All doubt As to woman s Legal right to vote on the closing Day of the session the recent legislature passed a Bill introduced by senator Beardsley that Means there will be a Complete new registration of the voters prior to the special election for delegates to the constitutional convention which will be held on september 18jury disagreed the Jesse Crump murder trial was again up for re trial at Fowler last week and resulted in a Hung jury. The second trial in Many respects was a duplicate of the first one. The Case came to trial first in August 1916, with prosecutor Carl Mehaffey looking after _ the state s interests when the jury disagreed. Six Days were occupied in trying the Case each time the jury was out Nineteen hours in each and stood 9 to 3 for conviction in Tovje first and 8 to 4 in the second. The most Radical difference is in the outlay of several Hundred dollars in the second trial for the special attorney. Grant Hall. Free discussion Speedway announced last week that the annual 500-mile racing classic scheduled for May 30, had been de j r f 1 we 1 1 glared off. When asked for his Rea of proposed enforced military Law son for declaring off the race that some show room at court House tonight a meeting has been called for 7 30 tonight thursday for the discussion of the proposed enforced military training Law. The meeting. Will be held at the court House and i bus mess m the mods of the Ameri race has become the Auto classic of the world Allison said that owing to the Preselia conditions of the european War situation with the United states on the verge of entering into the great conflict he did not think a sporting event of any kind had any will be open to All for a free discussion and is for the purpose of ascertaining the sentiment of this Section in regard to the proposition. The verdict of the majority will then be sent to u. S. Senator James e. Watson who will act in the matter according to the dictates of his constituents when the Bill is brought before Congress which will be in a Short time. The Bill Calls for an enforced can people. Allison further stated that his big racing Plant recently constructed at a Cost of More than $100,000, would be used for the manufacture of aeroplane motors for government use and that the Speedway would be used in some manner to further the cause of the for company a petition containing fifty names military training of eleven months was sent in tuesday from this place for All Young men Between the Ages asking for the formation of a com of 17 and 22, with two weeks train Pany of militia for Warren plot government agents frustrate plans to blow up Bridges government agents have discovered a plot by an unfriendly nation to simultaneously destroy the Wabash Bridges at Danville and Logansport in an Effort to prevent the mobilization of troops. These two Bridges Are of great strategic importance Ais All troop movements from this Section would probably be sent Over this route and in Case of their destruction a wide Detour would be necessary causing a Long delay. Investigation proved that immense quantities of dynamite had been placed at the Logansport Bridge but none was found at Danville. However a Strong Force of police aie closely guarding the two Bridges and every Effort is being made to capture the guilty parties. Next. Had not senator Beardsley s Bill become a Law the new registry otherwise bruising drives off Bridge this office is in receipt of a clipping from a Boone Colorado paper telling of the narrow escape of mrs. O. C. Davis her daughter in Law mrs. C. W. Davis and a comi3anidn, mrs. Jack Tood of that City. The Accident occurred two Miles out of Pueblo when mrs. Davis who was driving turned out of tie Road to pass the soft gravel caused her to lose control of the wheel. The car plunged Over the Side Quot of a Small Bridge Over a ten a foot Arroya fracturing mrs. Davis i limb cracking the knee Cap and mrs. Tood ing thereafter each year for a period of years. The Public is urged to attend this meeting and freely discuss the question which is a vital one. If you can t talk come anyway and hear both sides of the proposition and then vote your baseball game on next wednesday april 4, one of the greatest baseball treats in the history of the state will be staged at Lafayette when the Boston red sox world s champions for the season of 1916,will meet the Brooklyn dodgers their antagonists in the last world s series for an exhibition game on Stu Art s Field Purdue University. Among the big stars who will play Are Scott formerly of Bluff ton ind Olson wheat Merkle Daubert and Cutshaw with Brooklyn Lewis Hooper Hoblitzel Janvrin and Gardner with the red sox. The batteries will be selected from the following Shore Duth Leonard Coombs Dill Foster Cheney Rucker Pfeffer Smith Davis and Marquard. The patriotic wave that is sweeping Over the country has caught old Warren in its grasp and there will probably be something doing soon. In Durance vile for failure to provide properly for his better half j. S. Myers of Hillsboro was arrested a few Days ago on a warrant sworn out by his wife under the Quot Lazy husband Law Quot and received a $25 Fine and ninety Days at the penal farm. The Lazy husband act was passed by the 1915 legislature and provides that any Man who fails to furnish proper food clothing shelter or medical attention is subject to a Fine not to exceed $500 and a six months jail sentence. Myers Case is the first conviction under this act in this part of the state. The Ford garage and show room of Ray keys in this place is one of the nifty est in this part of the state. The building is located on the West Side of Monroe Street opposite the Diamondstone Block and adds greatly to the appearance of that part of the business Section. The building is 150 feet Long and 32 feet wide with Concrete floor and rough finished Walls. A four foot strip of Brilliant red runs around the entire room and with the excellent lighting system makes the room one of the most attractive in town. In the rear is a repair room 30x32, fully equipped for the repairing of All cars sold through this Agency. Or. Keys is to be commended tor his Enterprise in making this addition to our City and from All indications the venture is proving that his judgment was sound. Following is a list of persons who have recently purchased new Ford cars through this Agency. Sedan John Larch Frank Pence Frank Naville Joe Lewis Ned Mccabe Donald d. Foster Couplet Lee Van Reed Charles Hickman de Larch Oscar Naville John Mccandlish col. Larch Ross Mccabe Charles Mccabe Marion Smiley touring Clar e Mcdonald Joe Alexander t. Vanderbilt who gave a collection. Of about fifty volumes. Many of these Are reference books on religious 1 r j 4 i 1 subjects but the collection included Kay keys local Ford agent makes also poetry fiction and general works. Big improvement i Vanderbilt s gift is a further sex i pression of her Well known Friendly attitude toward the Library and thanks and appreciation Are extended to her for it. Tuesday s mail brought a gift also from our former town woman mrs. Ida e. Rabb now of Logansport. Mis. Rabb s gift consists of about forty volumes of fiction of the Best class and will undoubtedly increase the popularity of the Library with readers very greatly. Our thanks and appreciation to mrs. Rabb for her generous gift. Thanks Are due also to those who have Given single copies or groups of two three or four books. Such gifts Are As gratefully received As the Large collections some of our most desirable books have been so acquired. The circulation of books continues to increase. Of the March average continues through the three remaining Days the March total will go Well Over 700. Tion machinery provided by the 19171 was slightly injured while mrs. C. General Assembly would not have j w. Davis escaped without a scratch been put in operation until next the car was badly wrecked. The year. Quot front seat was Bent tight against under the provisions of the beards the steering wheel and it is a Mir ley Law the registration of voters for Acle that the Driver escaped at All. The constitutional convention election must be finished by August 13, and As the registration period must cover at least sixty Days this Means Illinois Senate opposes hanging a Bill to abolish capital punishment for murder passed the Illinois that the new registration machinery last wednesday by a vote of in the various counties of the state must be organized and read to receive registration Blanks by june 13. Under the provisions of the new registration Law boards of registry in each county in the state and this 32 to 11, in spite of vigorous objections by senator Jewell who urged that its passage would serve not Only to increase the number of murders but might result in lynchings. This Bill would make life imprisonment easter Bazaar the Locust Grove ladies Aid will hold their easter Bazaar on saturday afternoon March 31, in the Church basement. A Chicken supper will be served. An invitation is extended to All notice to Auto owners in order that All automobile and motorcycle owners May have proper warning notice is hereby Given that on the 1st Day of april. 1917, All persons driving automobiles and motorcycles must have 1917 licenses and that the proper number plates must be placed at the front and Back of the vehicle so As to be seen. All persons who have not yet received their License number from the Secretary of state s office must show a receipt that the Money for said License has been sent to the proper persons. All persons who have not complied with the Law after said time will be prosecuted. Loyd Mcferren sheriff of Warren county ind. Wilbur g. Nolin prosecuting attorney for 21st judicial circuit. J. C. Russell marshal of the town of old Peabody Pew Quot on next thursday night at eight o clock will be presented Quot the old Peabody Pew Quot at the Elm Grove Church by the members. Everyone is cordially invited to attend no admission will be charged. Refreshments will also be served. Board must sit in continuous session the extreme penalty for murder during the full registration period j sundays and Legal holidays excepted a room m the county courthouse. Kidnapping and treason. This Board consists of the clerk of the circuit court and two others named by the chairmen of the preceding general election. This Board i card of thanks we desire to Retura our sincere is authorized to employ two clerks thanks to our friends and neighbors named by the chairmen of the two i and the masonic Lodge who so kindly leading parties whose pay shall be assisted us during the illness and $5 a Day and such other clerical As death of husband and father distance As May be necessary to com mrs. Lily Thomas plete the registration of the voters. And daughters. Under the new registration Law j Quot registrations May be filed in any one Isaac Myers and wife took the of four different ways in person by train Here wednesday morning for messenger by mail or by depositing Lebanon Boone county to attend the registration Blanks properly Veri the funeral of mrs. Mclntyre a fied with the at the pri Cousin of mrs. Myers. Arrested for burglary Mollis Newman of near Wallace was sentenced to serve a two year term in the Jeffersonville reformatory by judge Schoonover of thle Fountain circuit court last week. Newman confessed to having systematically robbed the Mcelwee amp Davis and the Grimes amp Stearnes stores at Wallace for three years past and a Large Quantity of goods was found at his Home. He was enabled to gain Access to the stores with the Aid of keys to the rear doors. A thirteen year old accomplice Johnny Rice informed the proprietors of the stores of Newman s activities which led to his arrest and conviction. Ahe won t do it again William Schwier the president of the Board of commissioners of Allen county is at his Home at it. Wayne t n the verge of a nervous breakdown the result of criticism and protests which have been heaped upon him for recently ordering old glory removed from the court House windows for fear of inciting trouble from the German american citizens of that City. Schwier later apologized and tried to explain his action but the storm he raised was not easily settled and he took Refuge at his Home where he has since remained. Schwier is a German american with Strong pro German tendencies. His action in this Case it is said was in line with his utterances when the Lusitania and Laconia were sunk and feeling is Strong against him in that program Here the outline for the 1917 program for the Eastern circuit of the Central Community Chautauqua system has been received by the local committee. The program is especially Strong this year and includes several National figures among them being Edward Elliott the famous actor Stanley a Krebs scientific lecturer Angelo Vitale and his italian concert band with Torcom Bezazian the great russian baritone Denton c. Growl the Quot Sam Jones Quot Man the Mendelssohn sex Tette and Chester h. Aldrich sex govenor of Nebraska and Many others. A special feature this year will be the Junior Chautauqua for the boys and girls. The Date will be september 2 to 6 inclusive. Speedway race called of James a. Allison Secretary and Leroy Mckenzie Chas. Rathborn Jerry Cole Paul Perrin Ora Goodwine j. P. Howard Frank Wysong court Woody James w. Smith r. W. Alexander Johnc. Hillyer a. D. Harmon h. B. Odie c. R. Cronkhite Wayne Forrest Joe Green Eldo fix Joe Kiger o. R. Judy de Horn Ory Woody Arnett Bartlett Logan Hunt Mary c. Douglas Tom Ransom t. A. Odie Joe Mcdonald Joe Borders w. R. Lewis Thomas Kirts o. B. Johnson a. A. Woods l. A. Hess Victoria Gray Lewis Soloman e. E. Mckenzie James Woods Clint Butler Murray Cobb c. L. Messner de Moffitt d. C. Mayhew Fred Wallrath Frank Evans s. V. Wood a. H. Haun Norman Bartlett Catherine Briggs Ben Wilber Gladys Holster Man Lucy Hedrick de Thomas Gus Carlson John f. Judy Harry Mckenzie roadster a. J. Broadie Clair Larch John Warrick Charles Ransom Dan Fullenlove Roy Maddox truck Fred boy some hour. A. Butler produces a huge porker that tips Scales at 820 pounds keeps pm guessing women s vote unknown Quantity to politicians the vote of the women at the elections in cities of Indiana next november is worrying municipal election officials who say they have no guide on which to depend in obtaining supplies and making provisions for the extra vote expected. The women will have their first taste of voting in this state next september when they will be permitted to cast their ballots for delegates to the state constitutional convention to be held in january 1918, and the men who will be in charge of that election Are experiencing the same trouble. With the state election approaching in 1918, officials who will have charge of the preparations for the vote also Are beginning to worry. On easter morning a curtion Youmg people s Sunrise prayer meeting will Given. R. A. Butler sold to Mccandless amp Buck the first of the week what is probably the largest porker Ever shipped from the local Yard. The animal weighed 820 pounds and brought after the 80-Pound Dock $103.60. The hog was raised by w. C. Rhode amp sons the noted Warren county hog men near Pine Village and was almost three years old. Bob has owned him for a year past and finally decided to sell him. He says that the hog gained 105 pounds in ten Days. You always find r. A at the head of the procession. The big porker was. Shipped yesterday in a Carload billed for Indianapolis by Mccandless amp Buck. They also shipped a Carload from Pine Village tuesday. Gifts for Library the Library has received two notable gifts since the last announcements gifts notable both for the new plan the school corporation of Newport has been abandoned and the school Board has been abolished. This action was taken after a petition containing the names of one Hundred and thirty taxpayers a majority of thirty had been presented. Several other towns in the state have been compelled to adopt this plan Greencastle Waynetown Cayuga and West Lebanon being among them. This plan has Many advantages Over the old system and will probably be adopted by several More towns. Will Williamsport be on the list Rumor is untrue there has been considerable talk recently about abolishing the office of county Road superintendent due to a mistake printed in the Indianapolis Star. The Star corrected the error in its next edition but As usual More publicity was Given the false report than the correction. The office of Road superintendent remains just As it has been. The District Road supervisors offices were abolished to take effect january 1, 1918, the township trus tees taking Over their duties. The same act increased the salaries of the trustees and for this county will be As follows Kent and Mound $450 each Medina Washington Adams Pike Warren and Pine $600 each Prairie Jordan Liberty and Steuben $720 after Many years Harve a. Benson of Leavenworth Kansas is visiting his brother Dave Benson at Independence who has been very ill. This is his first visit Back to his native Heath in forty two years. He was born and raised in Warren county and will probably be remembered by Many of the older number and the Quality of the books the first was from mrs. A now is the time for every Loyal treasurer of the Indianapolis motor be held at the Christian commissioners must be created american to stir up his patriotism

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