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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - March 30, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana The devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Wahren county new series vol. Ii. Williamsport War Reist Coyoty Indiana. Thursday March 30, 1916. Number 25 i big bargain Day. Its object is to Start a Campaign for a better business and get the people of Warren co. Closer. Rains iii my my the Day. Besides the numerous bargains offered by the merchants there will be old fashioned entertainments. You amused and in a Good humor. We would also advise that you come to town in the Forenoon and do your trading in order that you May have the entire afternoon to take in the fun and visit with your neighbors As All the music and entertainment takes place in the afternoon the Forenoon being devoted to bargain Selling and getting ready for your entertainment. The big list of bargains and the names of the merchants offering them will be found on Page five of this Issue. Don t Overlook a single name or you might miss the very thing you Are looking for. There is also on this same Page a partial list of the Side amusements and you Don t want to miss any of them either if you care to have a Jolly j Good time at Williamsport s expense. Newton Epperson of Riverside Well known in Warren county found dead monday morning. Empty Bonie tells the st Ali. Williamsport s first big bargain Day for the year 1916, will take place on saturday april 8, at which time pupils the Rainsville band one of the Best in the country will give an after noon s concert on our streets. Along with this the Princess theatre in Brisco school closed Friday. And teacher surprised by the patrons giving them a big dinner. Was a Man about 60 years old and had made his Home with relatives for several years past. Last Friday was the last Day of school at the Brisco school House in Stead of feature As announced last Pine township which was Success week will be open and tree to All of fully taught by miss Marguerete Williamsport s guests from about Steele. 1 30 to 4 30 p. M., a place where you like All Good teachers. Miss Steele can go and enjoy an hour after you had prepared a Nice Little program have done your shopping. You i As a fitting Climax for the closing Don t have to have a ticket nor you j Day but to her Surprise and also to Don t have to ask any questions j the Surprise of the pupils the you simply go in and sit Down. Patrons swooped Down upon them among with the numerous bar at just about the noon hour with gains and the main feature of the baskets filled to overflowing with the Day there will also be a lot of old-1 Best things to eat that could be pre fashioned Home made entertain pared in their culinary departments ments. Viz catching the pig that is at the proper time the feast was Given away by h. B. Odle the Only string to this feature is that you catch the pig and bring it Back to spread and when everything was ready fifty seven teacher pupils and patrons sat Down and of my. The store and place it in its Box. Re How they did enjoy the repast. After member if you catch it and it gets j they had finished you could hardly away and somebody else gets it and miss what they had eaten since the a its it in the Box you be lost your j people of the Brisco neighbourhood quot As the party getting it must Are not one bit stingy and when they prepare a feast of this kind they always make sure tha pig take it to the store and put it in the Box from which it is set at Liberty. H. W. Darling will give some one no one will leave the table hungry who likes Goose a Chance to get one i the program previously prepared for the catching of the same As he i was then rendered which was both will set a Goose free in front of his j pleasing and entertaining to the store and the party who catches it patrons after which the teacher and takes it Back to the store is just i presented those pupils who had ahead one Goose but you have to i passed in their grades with their Goose take it Back to the store therefore if you catch it you want to get an Iron grip on it least it gets away and some one else nabs it. E. A. Biggs will make some one a present of a watch but you la have to climb the poll in front of his jewelry store to get it out of the Box on top of the poll this is a free quot pitch in quot but if you make two trails and fail you have to step Back and let the other fellow try his skill in quot Cooning quot the poll. The watch is Worth the Effort and some one will get paid for their trouble. Joe Biggs the shoe Man is just dying to give some one a pair of shoes and the party who brings the Lai Gest number of people in town in one vehicle automobile Wagon Hay rack or Hack and unloads them in front of Joe s place of business where they can be counted will get a pair of shoes. It is possible that the Messner notion store will Send up a big Box Kite to which will be tied a shoe. When the Kite is Well up in the air it will be Cut Loose and the party who finds the Kite and shoe and brings it Back to the Messner notion store will be Given the other shoe thus getting a pair of shoes absolutely free. It May be that there will be a one legged Man s foot race Down the Street for a purse of $3.00 As first Premium and $2.00 As the second Premium. This is not assured but if the entries fill the race will Start in front of the review Republican promotion cards. Five pupils of the school were neither tardy nor absent during the term. They were As follows Isie Kochel Raj Anc Ralph Haddoc Genevia Mollitt and Lorene Brier. Thus another successful term of school has been closed at the Brisco school House. Both the teacher and the pupils have done Good work and it is very probable that should a4iss Steele teach next fall and Winter she will be again employed at this school As she was Well liked by the patrons and dearly loved by the company to bore for Oil. Articles of incorporation filed in Capitol other news of Attica and Vicinity. Lee Whitehall of the Law firm of Whicker amp Whitehall was in Indianapolis last week and filed in the office of the Secretary of state papers incorporating the Attica Mineral Oil and Gas co., with Headquarters in Attica. The company has been formed for the purpose of sinking test Wells to try out the belief that Oil exists in paying quantities in that Vicinity. The capital Stock is $10,000 and the articles of incorporation Are signed by seven persons although there Are several others who Are interested financially. The directors for the first year Are j. J. Rice will Colvert Victor Levor d. R. Thornton Larry l. Winks of Williamsport George office and runners will run South on Holder of Otterbein and James on tuesday of last week was the last Day that any one in and around Riverside just across the River from Independence saw Newton Epperson alive and it was thought perhaps he had gone to visit some of Lis friends or that he had gone to Attica to spend a few Days As he lad often gone away without leaving any definite word about his destination or when he would return therefore Little or nothing was thought of his prolonged absence. Bert Bevers of the quot same place happened on last monday morning to have some business Down in the Cut near the old ice House and there he came upon the lifeless body of Newt. Epperson. This revealed the the cause of his absence. He had taken his own life by drinking a Small Quantity of carbolic acid. Or. Bevers at once notified his friends who in turn called the Coroner who went and viewed the body. An undertaker was also called and As soon As possible the body was picked up and taken to the Coffing undertaking Parlours in Attica where an inquest Vas held and where the body was prepared for burial. Newt told a Friend last tuesday that he was going to Walker Pitzer Down in Shawnee township and see if he Pitzer did t want to hire a hand for the coming season. Or. Pitzer was called and he informed the parties talking Over the phone that Newt had not been there hence the opinion pre ails that the deceased must have committed suicide on the same Day that he said he was going to Pitzer s As he was not seen alive in Riverside after that time. He was a hard working Man and about 60 years old but he was unfortunate in having acquired an appetite for Strong drink. When the body was found a quart whiskey bottle almost full was found by his Side and along with this was a Small vile that had contained carbolic acid. This mute testimony reveals the fact that the deceased had made a mixture of the two and swallowed it with suicidal intent. The body must have lain where it was found for almost a week As a sort of decomposition had begun to set in. The Epperson were Early settlers in Fountain county and with the death of Newt in so tragic a manner it Calls the mind Back to a time a few years ago when a half brother shot himself and later on a sister was burned to death. Monroe Street to the Warren county Bank where the Money will be placed on a Box. The one reaching the Box first will get the $3 or first Premium. Many More Side entertainments May be offered but they have not been made known As yet but As fast As they develop they will be published. This event promises with Good weather to be a great Day with plenty going on All the time to keep Yerkes of Covington. The charter authorizes the corporation to Prospect for Oil Gas or minerals in Fountain Warren and Benton counties. It has not yet been determined where the first Well will be driven. You la need horse Bills this season we have All kinds of horse cuts to select from and we can do you a very neat Job of printing at prices no higher than you pay the other fellow. Come in we want to talk to son at Delphi. $3,000 Bond. W. S. Baugh of this City and Gus Hall of Delphi Are the sureties. Randolph and Milford of this City Are attorneys for the defendant. Nave returned to his Home at Attica monday night. Gave a note. The indictment of Nave is an outgrowth of a Deal at Delphi a few weeks before Nave assigned. He bought of Edward a. Bowen of Delphi millionaire banker and Stock breeder 82 head of two year old steers giving Bowen his note for $6,020. The note was also signed by Nave s brother. It is alleged that f. A. Nave when he gave the note represented that he owned 1760 acres of Fountain county land and that it was Only mortgaged for $40,000. The records show it is claimed that the mortgage indebtedness aggregated $135,000. The steers it is alleged were loaded on Wabash cars at Delphi and shipped to Attica and then sent immediately to Chicago and sold at a loss to a stockyard firm. Needed ready Cash. The steers were bought at Delphi september 14, 1914, and sold in Chicago september 18, 1914. Three weeks later Nave made an assignment. It is said that he represented to Bowen when he bought the steers that he intended to feed them on his farm near Attica but instead he hurriedly sold them in Chicago and lost Money on the Deal it being alleged that he used this method to raise ready Money. His brother bought $5,000 Worth of horses of Bowen at the same time but turned them Back to Bowen after the assignment of his brother was announced. He disclaimed All connection with the cattle Deal. One count of the indictment against Nave alleges grand larceny another charge misrepresentation As to his financial condition and two others allege obtaining goods on false pretences. Owned much land. At the time of Nave s assignment in october 1914, it was announced that the liabilities were close to half a million dollars and that the assets would probably be sufficient to reimburse the creditors. William s. Baugh of Lafayette was named As Assignee. Later some local Banks fought the Baugh appointment collusion being charged but in the Fountain county court the appointment was upheld Baugh winning out. Nave at the time he assigned owned the 1,760 acres Fairview farm two Miles South of Attica and a farm of 1,500 acres in Jasper county. He was the largest taxpayer in Fountain robbed old flour Mill some one conceived the idea that the. Fixtures of the Mill were Worth Money and proceeded to appropriate stolen proper a the theft was committed some two weeks ago but was kept quiet that the parties taking the stuff might be apprehended Small for a girl thirteen years old was in juvenile court last Friday morning and the evidence showed that she was a delinquent and the court ordered that she be committed into the care and custody of the state Board of charities. She was taken to that institution the same Day by sheriff Dove in windstorm. Has Fine barn blown away along with All his out buildings. Some one or perhaps two or three parties who wanted to enlarge their personal Bank account took it upon themselves to go into the old Williamsport flouring Mill some time ago and take about everything that was Loose and some things that were not Loose and Worth Money and carted them away. Home parties discovered that the Mill had been stripped of some of its valuable accessories but nothing was said about the matter and a Sharp watch has been kept on the Mill in the Hopes that the parties would return for More plunder and thus be caught red handed in the act. Bob Whitley who travels on the Road for a flour and feed company and who knew of the theft kept his Eagle Eye out for the stolen goods and last week he located them in a certain junk dealer s Possession in Attica. That parties were pretty Well As to the value of Metal will be seen from the fact that they took the Copper wheat Steamer two brass oilers about 30 feet of the main drive rope belting All the brass boxing even taking the arms off the engine and removing the brass therefrom then noting a Small portion of brass about the fire extinguisher that Hung in the engine room they smashed it All out of shape until it was Mere junk. As stated above they made a pretty Good haul on their first attempt and it is thought since the matter has been kept so quiet that they must have done their work in Day Light which they could easily do since the windows or some of them Are Cov James Dove a former citizen of this place and resident of Warren county who now resides four Miles North of Marion on a farm was caught in the Cyclone of which this paper made mention last week As doing considerable damage in and around Marion Grant county. Or. Dove had his Fine barn completely destroyed besides All the outbuildings were either blown away or torn Down by the Cyclone. The heavy Iron Fence around his Fine residence was twisted and blown out of shape the residence was not damaged. The damage to or. Dove s property will aggregate More than $2,000, which is a hard blow just at this season of the year. His brother in Law Grant Hendricks who lives a Short distance from him was also in the path of the storm and suffered the loss of seven head of Good horses and five cows several of his buildings were blown Down but the damage in this Way was not As great to or. Hendricks As was to or. Dove and yet it was severe enough. In a letter to his brother Jasper Dove James did not state whether he had any Stock killed or not but he expressed a thankfulness that he and his family escaped without . Orville Black and Vav. F. Graham were hauled into the Justice s court. Arrest causes big sensation. County grand jury on grand larceny charge. Robert Wood dead. Father of congressman Wood died at Oxford Friday night his Home. Robert Wood the venerable father of congressman will r. Wood died quite suddenly Friday night at 7 30 o clock at his Home in Oxford. He was taken suddenly on wednesday and death ensued before congressman Wood who had been summoned from Washington d. C., arrived. Robert Wood was one of the Best known citizens of Benton county. He was a harness maker and for fifty two years conducted a shop in the same building in Oxford. He retired about five years ago. For at the instance of merchant policeman col. Briggs who filed an affidavit against Orville Black and w f. Graham for horse racing on the streets of Williamsport the boys were taken into the Justice s court where they plead guilty to the charge and were assessed $15.05 each. As the Young men were coming into town sunday evening about 7 15 o clock each driving a pretty Good horse they concluded to test their Speed As they came Down fourth Street. Black had a pretty ered with Board and those that Are Good nag and by the Way was pretty not Are so dirty that you cannot see Fleet on foot even at a Trot and in through them hence it would be an fact so fast that it took the horse of easy matter to work on the inside of Graham s off its feet which finally broke into Gallop and it is said were going at such a rate of Speed that it was not Safe for people to attempt to Cross the Street. As they flew along the Street. Col. Briggs noticed the Mill unobserved the matter will be investigated and through the junk dealer who purchased the stolen goods it is believed that the parties who were so Huberal in helping themselves to.,. A a other people s property May be their Speed and know my that there be brought to Justice and made to was an ordnance prohibit tag this sort of work in town he had a warrant issued for their arrest. Orville Black lives just North of town about four Miles on the pay for their fun and trouble. Charged with eastly crime. Covington Man who is 59, assaults Schoonover place while the Graham girl of 13. Lee Morrison a resident of Veedersburg aged fifty nine years is in. The Fountain county jail in default years he was the Only harness maker of $1,000 and will have to answer to in Benton county and did a thriving the charge of criminal assault on f. A. Nave of Attica indicted by Carroll business. It was in his father s Bessie Deevers a thirteen year old j shop that congressman Wood learn girl of the same place. Morrison i de the Trade giving it up when he was arrested by sheriff Harry Wertz was 17 years old to engage in the thursday of last week and when a Lafayette journal tuesday March 28. Quite a sensation was caused was at study of Law. Or. Wood was 84 years old and rained before judge i. E. Schoonover in the Fountain circuit court Attica monday when it was an nearly All of his life was spent in where he entered a plea of not guilty bounced that Frank Nave one of Oxford. He was United in marriage and Liis Bond was fixed at $1,000 for the most prominent Farmers an with Matilda Hickman who with his appearance in court Stockt raisers in Fountain county the following children survives mrs it is alleged that the girl s Mother had been arrested and taken to car Edward Morse of Oxford mrs. Has been keeping House for morn Roll county to answer a charge of Campbell of Stockton 111., and will grand larceny. The arrest was r. Wood of Oxford made by Sherriff Harry Wertz and the deceased was a Man of Ster boy is on a visit from Wisconsin to his Uncle Enoch Graham who resides near Kramer. The review Republican believes that All Law offenders should be punished and people Are being fined for horse racing and drunkenness there Are some who should also be made paid a Fine for exceeding the Speed Law on automobiles. This is one Law that is violated More or less to some extent every Day in the week and while there has As yet been no serious or fatal accidents resulted from it yet a Little precaution on the part of Drivers or autos will prevent such a thing happening in the future. Son and that she and her three children lived in the same House with the defendant and the victim alleges to Odd Fellows and Rebekah. An old fashioned Basket supper will be held in Warren Lodge no.57, you about this matter. His Deputy Jacob Yorkes of foun Ling character and represented the that she was obliged to occupy the at Williamsport on saturday night Tain county. The can Oil county highest ideals of american citizen same bed at different times with april 15th. All Odd Fellows and grand jury returned an indictment ship. He was Broad in his views Morrison who stoutly denies that he Rebekah a ome with a Basket full against Nave on Friday. And was a great believer in the is guilty of the heinous crime lodged of eats and have a big time. Each monday afternoon Nave was a Golden Rule. With his death Ben against him and says that he will Odd fellow and Rebekah have the rained before judge James p. Was ton county loses one of its Best establish his innocence when the privilege of inviting one Friend. He entered a plea of known and most highly esteemed Case is called for trial there will be lots of Good music and not guilty and was released on citizens. The Deevers girl who is quite a Good time. Fax a i skiis air Reid Filla. Riv my st

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