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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - May 3, 1917, Williamsport, Indiana The to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county. New series vol. Iii.wi1.liamsport, Warrensr county Indiana thursday May 3, 1917. Number 28 in service gone hence several of Warren go s Best Young men enlist for War John w. Sutton passed away last thursday afternoon the effects of the great world War were brought forcibly Home to Williamsport monday morning when six Stalwart Young men from this place started East on the morning train to enlist. Four of them Willis Whitley Ray Bush will Shuey and Roy buckles went to Indianapolis where they were promptly accepted and sent to Jefferson Barracks Missouri for training. They will be assigned to the coast defense artillery. The remaining two Herald Hir linger and Charles Schlosserr enlisted at Lafayette. They went on to Indianapolis where they were examined and passed in time to join the other four and went with them to the Barracks near st. Louis. We understand that Schlosser was unable to pass the examination at st. Louis on account of a defective heart and will return Home. Two More Williamsport boys left this morning for enlisting. Emerson Davis and Clark Messner accompanied by Carl Mehaffey went to Indianapolis where if quot they succeed in passing they will be assigned to Jefferson Barracks with the balance of the boys from this place. Clyde Bush went to Lafayette monday for enlisting in the army passed the examination and on wednesday left for Indianapolis for the final test. If he passes he will be assigned to duty. He is the son of w. R. Bush West of this place. Here s Luck to you Clyde. Lillard Fisher and Owen Crawford of Pence went to Lafayette monday for examination prepare quot tory to enlist King. The former was rejected on account of a slight disability Crawford going through alright. They Are the sons of trustee Fisher of Pence and commissioner Crawford of Jordan township. On the same Day p. T. Martin went to Lafayette and took the examination for admittance into the officers training Camp which will be held at it. Benjamin Harrison beginning May 14th. A Ross Mccabe is another Young Patriot who has offered his services to the government and if successful will join the officers training Camp. A number of others from Over the county have enlisted and several More will probably join within the next week. John w. Sutton a resident of Williamsport for nearly fifty years past and one of the most widely known lawyers in this part of the state answered the summons from that great master mind that controls the lives and destinies of men and on thursday afternoon april 26th, 1917, his spirit went Forth from its frail habitation of Clay. Deceased was a Man of Stei Ling Worth trusted and honoured by All court doings Harrington damage suit settled in sum of $493 y the Warren circuit court this week has been comparatively quiet the Only Case of any consequence being the Timothy Harrington damage suit which occupied monday and tuesday. This Case was on a change of venue from the Benton circuit court in which Timothy Harrington sr., residing near Otter Bein asked for $1000 damages from the l. E. Amp w. Ry., for destruction of 70 acres of Clover by fire on May 10, 1916. Harrington claimed that on the above Date Sparks from a locomotive on that Road set fire to a Field of Clover and Oats stubble destroying 70 acres of it. The Railroad officials claimed that the damage asked for was excessive and sought to prove that the damage was caused by the big four train which ran Over the same tracks. The jury was out two hours and returned a verdict giving Harrington damages in the sum of $493. Court was dismissed wednesday for the balance of the patriotic Day and Flag raising at Williamsport May 5th, 1917too much talk Pine Village the scene of exciting time last her Day night afternoon 2 00�?music brass Aad martial bands 230�?meet at school House for Parade 3 00�?Flag Parade headed by Uncle Sam form at school Tocse March to rough town to Fourtin Street East to third Street Back to Monroe Street and thence to the court House Square. Titis is your Day get in line As it passes Don to be a slacker 3 45�?invocation. P. T. Martin selection. Men s glee club patriotic speech. Hon. Ele Stansbury band military Drill by the quot a. H. S. Cadets under command of capt. J. H. Vanreed. Concert. Williamsport band adjournment until 7 30. Evening 7 30�?music. Brass and martial bands invocation. Rev. John e. Mcclou i song the old Flag never touched the ground by Columbia and school chorus Short talk. . Mccabe music. Martial band Flag raising the Flag will be raised on court House while the crowd joins in singing the Star spangled Banner quot copies of which will be distributed and you will be expected to sing talk or whistle the tune. During the raising of old glory the monster flood Light will be turned on. Pine Village was the scene of a near Lynching Bee thursday night of last week when a crowd of mad male citizens of that place incensed by the unpatriotic remarks of a Section hand on the c. Amp e. I., named Hudson threatened to string him up. It seems that on sunday night a week ago Hudson who is a giant in statute and physique made a statement to the effect that if he had a German Flag he would carry it thru the streets of Pine Village or any other town without being molested. His started the Ball rolling and when on thursday evening he bold asserted that quot president Wilson ought to be shot quot and if he had a gun and was close enough he would do it things commenced to happen. Mob quickly gathered and surrounded him at the Home of a Man named parties East of the Railroad. Sheriff Mcferren was then called who upon arrival finally gained admittance to the House and questioned Hudson. The latter was a badly scared Man and made profuse apologies and promises and signified his willingness to enlist under the colors to show his patriotism. Hudson is a native of Kentucky and can neither read nor writes owing to his ignorance he was not Aken up by the sheriff and we predict that he a Rill keep his Mouth shut on such matters in the future. Dies of old age mrs. Elizabeth Cronkhite 88 years old died at her Home two Miles West of West Lebanon sunday morning. She had been ill for two months with pneumonia. She is survived by two sons who resided with her. She is one of the oldest women in the neighbourhood and was known to a Large number of people. Who knew him. He was a Man of unusual ability possessing a Strong and Active mind. Wit ii a keen insight into the problems of life he was always found on the right Side of questions of Public importance and was never afraid to voice his honest convictions. The influence of his Strong personality imbued with the True spirit of christianity has been a controlling Factor in the lives of his family his just and unbiased judgments on momentous questions will be sadly missed by them and the Community at Large. The funeral services were conducted from the family residence in this City on saturday at ten o clock elder j. H. Oliphant of Crawfordsville officiating assisted by elder Jerry Goff of Gessie ind. Interment was made in Highland cemetery. Members of the Warren county bar and county officials attended in a body six of whom e. F. Mccabe. J. J. Hall v. H. Ringer c. A. Mehaffey c. G. Rossiter and h. D. Billings acted As pall bearers. A number of letters and messages have been received by the Sutton family from All parts of the country among them being one trom will r. Wood which Speaks the sentiments of those who have known. Or. Sutton in a professional Way. The letter follows House of u. S. Washington d. C. May 1,1917. Or. Joel Sutton Vav Williamsport ind., my dear Sutton it is with profound regret that i have Learned of the passing away of your father. For him i have had a very kindly feeling since i first met him More than a third of a Century ago. It was at Williamsport i was a Young lawyer ignorant a to the practice had a Case to try and i had been caught on a technical Hook where i would have remained dangling if it had not been for your father who came to my Rescue. No doubt this incident was forgotten by him with the occurrences of that Day. But with me it has Ever remained a grateful memory. He was Ripe in years and had Long outlived the time allotted to Man but even so i know you were not prepared for his going. We never Are. With him it was but going out of Twilight into the Dawn but with those whom he left behind it was like a pall of darkness that is hard indeed for human beings in their a a a a weakness to penetrate. J you and each member of the family surviving have my sympathy. Yours truly. Will r. Wood. By the following Brief obituary was read during the last sad rites. John w. Sutton was born january 22d, 1834 near Casstown Miami county state of Ohio he died at his Home in Williamsport april 26th, 1917. His parents were David and Lucinda Sutton and the eldest of a family of nine children. He moved with his parents from their Home in Ohio to Montgomery county Indiana in the month of october 1850. He was married to Frances Ann Lee of Crawfordsville Montgomery county Indiana on the 24th Day of december 1855, and to them were born five children one deceased. He moved with his family from Madison township Montgomery county Indiana on the 19th Day of october 1869, to Williamsport Warren county Indiana residing at that place Ever since. He was admitted to the bar to practice Law in the courts of Warren county november 19th, 1869, and in november 1874, was admitted a member of the bar of the supreme court of the state of Indiana. On the 2nd Day of August 1892, or. Sutton United with the Pride Stinard an Baptist Church of Jesus Christ called big Shawnee in Fountain county Indiana and afterwards on the 14th Day of May 1904, was ordained by the request of said Church an elder with full authority As a gospel minister of Jesus Christ our lord. Youthful enthusiasts to try farming on a Small scale women can vote according to a recent decision of the special commission appointed by gov. Goodrich to interpret the woman suffrage absent voters new registration and Constitution Laws women can now vote sign the petitions for nomination of candidates for the constitutional convention and be elected to sit As members of that convention and that no registration is provided for municipal elections in cities of the third fourth and fifth classes. This decision was reached after a conference with atty. Gen. Ele Stansbury. An association of the Youthful gardeners of this City has been perfected and is known As the Williamsport gardening association. The committee in charge consists o 1 supt. E. L. Stewart representing the Public schools scout master Ralph High representing the boy scouts and the Rev. Bradner Wells representing the sunday schools every boy having a Garden or plan Ning to Plant one is eligible to join the purpose is increased production to help meet the National crisis every Home Garden whose produce is used to support a the family at Home will leave that much produce to go to the support of our soldiers and our allies on the Battle Fields o Europe. The great impetus furnished this movement has come from the splendid offer made the committee by or. Lawrence Durborow. He has Given Over to this movement the Field just Back of or. Mcdonalds and South along the Creek from the base Ball Diamond. This Field he directs shall be divided into 11 acre plots each of which is to be Farmed by one boy under the rules of the association. The produce will belong to the boy doing the work with a possible exception of 1-5 which shall be set aside for Charity work the coming Winter or for red Cross Relief. At the close of the season a prize of $10.00 offered by or. Durborow will be awarded the boy whose work and Garden has been the Best. The committee asks the co operation of the parents of the town in encouraging their boys to ass stun this work. The work will be directed by one of the committee at All times and a Man from Purdue will assist and direct in the laying out and planting. Will serve dinner the ladies of the g. A. R. Circle i will serve dinner saturday May 5, in the Messner room. Dinner 30c. To take names county clerk Cowgill sheriff Mcferren and w. W. Robb to make military registration in this county George h. Lucas of lower Warren passes away at age of 72 the sad news was received Here saturday morning of the death of George h. Lucas which occurred at the family residence in Danville Friday night from a complication of diseases. Or. Lucas had been in apparent Good health until a few weeks ago when he began to show signs of a general break Down. The family had Felt no uneasiness however until a a or two previous to his death when his condition became More serious. Or. Lucas was born in Williamsport in 1845 and was 72 years old. He had lived practically All his life in Warren county except for the past few years when with his wife he has been residing with his Only daughter mrs. Kate Powell in Danville. Deceased had spent most of his life on the farm and at different times was Deputy Surveyor in this county having served under we. P. Carmichael m. C. Andrews Wil Mer Gemmer and j. Rupert Gregory. Anticipating the provision of the conscription Bill passed by Congress on saturday by a vote of 279 to 98, governor Goodrich has appointed committees in each of the ninety two counties in Indiana to make a registration of All male persons subject to conscription. The Law is imperative that each Man Between the Ages designated shall Register his name with this Board. A failure to Register renders the individual liable to arrest. As soon As the Bill was passed governor Goodrich wired the various men in each county who Are to serve on the military registration boards. The members of the boards from each county went to Indianapolis monday where they held a conference with governor Goodrich in the executive chamber in the state House. Local appointees governor Goodrich appointed county clerk William Cowgill sheriff Lloyd Mcferren and w. W. Robb As the conscription registration Board for Warren county. In All counties the county clerk and the sheriff Are named with one other person to constitute the boards. The appointments in adjoining counties Are As follows Benton Frank Carter George Duffy and Elmer Barce Fowler. Carrolls Charles c. Pearson and Thomas Mccormick Delphi. Clinton Joseph w. Pence. William n. Berryman and John s. Shank Lin Frankfort. Fountain Harry Wertz Robert h. Mchenry and Gen. William b. Gray Covington. Jasper Benjamin d. Mccolly Jud son n. Perkins and o. K. Rainer Rensselaer. Montgomery Joe f. Prewitt Edgar a. Rice and w. A. Endicott Crawfordsville. Newton Arthur j. Spinney and Charles e. Hosier Kentland and Fred Lyons Brook. Tippecanoe William w. Johnson Melvin Slayback and c. R. Hitch. White Joseph c. Williams Charles s. Preston and j. D. Timmons Monticello. Notice to conscription eligible notice is hereby Given that the undersigned have been appointed As members of the conscription registration Board for Warren county and All men eligible to registry must be in readiness to answer the Call for registration when the Date is fixed. The age limit and Date is to be fixed in a few Days and we Are taking this Means of giving you he wlm the Gre it impending a who was Ofie of the Pioneer residents up a of Mound township and at one time i c Sci option ruling will mean a county Surveyor. I my mum jail ,., j sentence of six months in the coun the funeral services were Heldi. Monday . At the Danville tech Date and Don t fail Toje Home and burial was made in the i Gopher Hill cemetery in this county. I Mcferren sheriff William Cowgill. Co. Clerk is a Loyal american w. W. Robb. Delegate. William j. Bader of Medina town Board of conscription registry ship was in town monday and called tion. At this office to Correct a false in j the township trustees and asses pression that has gained consider j sors of the county and others have Able headway in his Community been appointed by the above boards the report is being circulated that As registrars in the several precincts. He is in sympathy with Germany a a which he declares is utterly false. Walked in sleep prior to the time Germany started while at the Home of his son Vic her ruthless submarine warfare he Biser residing Southeast of West a had expressed admiration for her Lebanon recently Uncle Dave Biser prowess in holding off the allies but met with a painful Accident that since that time has not been in sym might have proven very serious. He Pathy in any sense. While he has go sleeping in a room on the Sec relatives now fighting in the Ger Ond floor and during the night got Man army or. Bader is a Loyal a up in his sleep and walked out on subject of Uncle Sam. He was born the porch a id fell Over the Banister Asa Biggs left Friday for Indiana Here has lived Here and expects to onto the walk badly bruising him Polis where he will join the Marine die Here and says All his interests Geif. He was confined to his bed for corps for War services. This is his Are Here. He is for America first several Days but is again Able to be second enlistment in this Branch of last and All the time and although up and around. The service having served from 1910 he is 53 years old will gladly offer to 1914, when he received an Honor his services to uphold the stars and for Sale a Good milk cow ate discharge. Lighty City. Enlisted in marines

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