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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - May 11, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana M devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county. New series vol. Ii. Williamsport Raeben county Indiana. Thursday May 11, 1916. Number 31shot 1 wife and then he eng himself. De. Smith committed murder by shooting his wife at their Home near Fountain monday Forenoon. Hung himself in the the wife was the daughter of the late Jno. Anderson the husband is a son of John Smith of this big birthday . Anderson a. 6. Broadie and wives spent sunday in Benton county. The news of a terrible tragedy reached Williamsport about noon monday and when it was investigated it was found that de Smith had murdered his wife by shooting her twice with a Twenty two calibre revolver one shot taking effect in the heart and the other striking her under the Chin. The shooting occurred at their Home on the Dissel Dorf farm about two Miles East of Fountain and about the same distance below John Trott s farm in Fountain county. For some Little time past the couple had been having a Little Domestic trouble and Only last saturday so her Brothers say the deceased sister told them her husband had abused her and that she could not stand it to live with him any longer. She stayed saturday afternoon and until monday morning with her brother Walter who lives at the top of the Hill just As you come out of Attica West bound. On sunday she made arrangements for her Brothers to take teams and go to her Home and get her furniture which she purchased with her own Money when she and her husband were married and went to housekeeping. The Brothers did As they were requested and Walter Anderson Emmett Crose and another party were at her late Home loading up the furniture when the tragedy took place. When the men and mrs. Smith arrived at her Home on this fatal morning her husband was not at Home but everything indicated that he had spent the night at Home and had apparently left very Early not even feeding his hogs or milking the cows. Along about 10 o clock in the Forenoon. Smith returned Home and saw the men at work loading the furniture. He asked them what they were doing and when told asked for his wife. He asked her to go up stairs with him and her brother who was a Little suspicious went with them. What they talked about he does not know As the conversation was Low and he paid Little or no attention to it. Something that needed to be done attracted his attention and he went to look after it but posted another brother to stand in the stairway As a watch who also was called away. No sooner had the Brothers left when he gypsies got Best of John off an old horse on him for a three year old Colt. Last sunday was the 74th birthday anniversary of mrs. Amos Gil Ger the Only sister living of our fellow townsman James Anderson. A big birthday dinner was planned for the occasion and was held at the Home of mrs. Frank Cassell a daughter of or. And mrs. Amos Gilger who resides in Benton county near the Little Hamlet of Chase. None but the immediate relatives were present but these were enough As there Are about 30 in All child Ren grand children great grandchildren nieces nephews and cousins. The grown up folks in their childhood were Learned to work and especially were the girls Learned to Cook and it is a fact beyond dispute that the table at the noon hour sunday contained a variety of Good things to eat that would make a hungry Man wish he could live forever and never have to leave that festive Board. The reunion and birthday was a Jolly gathering of relatives and they surely enjoyed themselves while mrs. Gilger who is one among the Best women whom a son or daughter Ever called quot Mother quot Only wished deep Down in her heart that her life might be spared that she could be one of the Jolly circles for Many More years. She is a dear Good old lady and while she and or. Gilger who have not always had roses strewed along their pathway have lived to raise a family of children who Are a credit to them and who have always been obedient Loving and kind and have never Given father or Mother any cause to regret that they gave them life. Those who attended the birthday function from Here were James Anderson and wife a. G. Broadie wife and son Arnett and daughter Aliene. Last saturday a Bunch of Motly roving gypsies drove through town northward bound and when they struck the neighbourhood of Independence they tackled John Keyes for a quot Hoss quot Trade. The horse they wanted to Swap looked Good As the gypsies had doctored him up and fixed him in shape for trading. The animal they got in the Swap for the doctored quot Hoss quot was a three year old Colt Worth probably $150 or $175, but the old quot Hoss quot was Worth about 75 cents As he was Balky and had the heaves. John did t find this out until the next Day when he tried to give his new horse a try out he found that he could not even pull the hat off his head. He also saw that the dope had lost its effect and that the horse began to thump like a Bass drum he realized he had been badly taken in by the shrewd gypsies. They were camped Only a Short distance away from where they had made the Trade and Keyes went and tried to Swap Back but they refused. Then he came to Williamsport to get out Replevin papers but sheriff Mcferren told Keyes he thought they could make a Bluff Worl and went with Keyes to the Camp and succeeded in getting the Colt Back and also saw to it that the Gypsie band moved . Martin victim of Aoto Accident the Little boy was knocked Down and run Over by Chas. Biser. Horse cry Zed by lightning the barn of Jasper Mcnett in path of saturday s electrical storm. The barn of Jasper Mcnett who lives in Liberty township was struck by lightning last saturday afternoon during the electrical storm which did quite a Little damage in this and adjoining counties. The lightning struck or. Mcnett s barn and while it did not set fire to the building it jumped from place to place and in its rounds ran Down and Over the head of one of his horses that was tied in the barn. The Shock sent the horse to his Knees but he ii mediately got up and began to act strange and As the storm broke and cleared away it become violent and up to As late As monday the horse showed no symptoms of getting better and it is feared that it will be crazy the rest of its life if permitted to live. The Union services. The first of a series of Union meetings was held at the presbyterian Church last sunday evening. Rev. Pulled his revolver and began shoot Bradner e. Wells the newly installed ing at his wife one shot hit her Cor pastor of the presbyterian Church set stay glanced up and took effect occupying the pulpit and who was under her Chin the other shot took assisted by the Rev. E. L. Butler of effect about the heart but she Only the m. E. Church and Rev. P. T. Staggered and started to run and Martin of the Christian Church. The the new presbyterian pastor. Rev. Bradner e. Wells was duly gained and installed. Or Rev. Bradner e. Wells the pastor of the presbyterian Church of this place was duly ordained and installed in the position which he now occupies on wednesday of last week. The Home of or. Wells is in Iowa but he is a late graduate of the Mccormick Seminary of Chicago and comes to the presbyterian people Here with the very highest recommendations that a Man could be required to possess. He is a Young Man of pleasing appearance Well educated and very proficient in the work he has chosen As his life s profession. This is his first charge but while this is True he takes hold of the work with such familiarity that you would really think that he had years of experience. It is believed that the presbyterian people have found a Man who will do them Good work and who will increase the membership and who will also work his Way into the Good graces of the Young people until he will become a favorite and a Leader among them. Last sunday afternoon the two Little sons of Rev. And mrs. P. T. Martin pastor of the Christian Church at this place were out for a walk and to gather Flowers when the smallest and youngest of the two Robert aged five years was run into and knocked Down by Chas. Biser s Auto. Or. Biser was driving East on the Road just a Little ways this Side of the w. W. Robb farm when the Accident occurred. The affair from what can be Learned was purely accidental. The Little boys were walking West on the Public Highway and were Only a Short distance this Side of the w. W. Robb place when Donovan the oldest of the two crossed the Road and the younger one also did the same thing and As they walked on Robert espied something on the opposite Side of the Road that he wanted and child like did not notice the Auto bearing Down upon him started to run across. As he reached the Center of the Road or. Biser who was driving an Auto and travelling East at moderate rate struck the Little fellow with such Force that it Bent the Radiator and knocked the boy Down but As Luck would have it the child fell in the Middle of the track and none of the wheels of the machine passed Over him. Or. Biser applied his brakes at once and stopped within fifteen feet of where the Accident happened backed the machine to the child picked him up and brought the injured boy and his brother to their Home. A physician was called who dressed the Scalp wound which required three stitches to close up and found that no Bones were broken. His Little body was considerably bruised and on monday he was Able to sit up although that which happened to him sunday afternoon seems to be a Blank. It is thought however that if no other complications set in he will get along very nicely. Or. Biser is very sorry and deplores the fact that the Accident happened and it is believed is ready to do All he can to help relieve the Little sufferer. There is one Way for All Auto Drivers to avoid the occurrence of such accidents and that is to drive a Little More cautiously when passing children or even grown barn struck the barn of Lawrence Wilson and destroyed it. The big barn on the Lawrence Wilson farm West of five Points and about three and a half Miles North and West of Williamsport was struck by lightning last saturday afternoon which set fire to the Bam and destroyed it together with about thirty five tons of Hay and something like 700 bushels of Oats. No Stock was injured As they were taken out of the barn before the fire had made much headway. The big barn stood near another barn and it required some heroic work to keep the fire from reaching this barn owing to the fact that the barn which was struck by the lightning was covered by a Metal roof and made the heat from the burning Grain More intense than it would have otherwise been. The fire was discovered almost As soon As it ignited and or. Wilson had two Large tanks of water nearby and from these they dipped water and threw it onto the adjoining building and thus saved it from burning although it was badly scorched and at times was on Culver Camp is a patriotic project which the school with its Liberal resources is promoting.kisiin6 will go in the Warren county Bank will pay a the expenses of the candidate which totals $22.50. To Loon township commencement. The thirty third annual commencement to be held May 20. Arrested for deserting family. Jess Chapman brought to Williamsport and placed under Bond. Did succeed in getting from one room to another where she fell in a faint but was caught As she was falling by her brother waiter an Derson and Emmet Crose who Laid her on the floor and put pillows under her head. She lived about five minutes and during this time Only said that she was shot and asked for a physician. When the boys heard the shots they went up stairs and saw their sister trying to get away from her husband into another room and about the same time they heard the report of the revolver again and one of the men went into the room and took the gun away from Smith who had tried to shoot himself in the heart but the Ball struck a rib and glanced off making Only a flesh wound. In the excitement that followed the Brothers and the Meir three congregations went together and really and truly enjoyed a splendid service. We should have More of these meetings say perhaps once or twice each month and they would doubtless prove beneficial in More ways than one. They serve to get our people Clever together in a religious and social Way and they would serve to stamp out a strife of prejudice that May have existed or might arise. We Are neighbors and Are All Good people and we Are All working for the up building of society trying to make the town and its environments better and if we Are United we can accomplish a great Deal More Good than if we move sheriff Mcferren went to West Lebanon monday and arrested Jess Chapman who conducts a pressing and cleaning establishment at that place. Irma Chapman charged him with wife and child desertion. The sheriff brought or. Chapman to Williamsport at noon but As no arrangements had been made for the trial which will come up in this term of court he was permitted to give a $500 Bond for his appearance and allowed to return Home. The sheriff said that he found or. Chapman at his Home and that so far As could be Learned the husband had been doing his Best to provide for his wife and child. The wife who was formerly miss Irma Hall a stenographer in this City and who is a neice of sex gov error Hanly was in our City last week looking for a lawyer to take up the Case and As it is a state Case the attorney whom she visited turned the matter Over to prosecutor Mehaffey. Sometime ago this same couple it along in our own selfish and. Is said had their names on the court follow time honoured rut of Denom docket when the wife was applying nazism. Let s get together and do for a divorce but the matter was a work that will bring results and ,. A themselves to Bury All differences a one to which we can Point with and try to live happily together continued on Page 4, column 4. Pride. It is Worth the Effort. Thereafter. Helwig is a quot crack quot shot ? Lew Ile wig telling Bob How to shoot. ? Robert Helwig familiarly known among his friends As quot runt quot and who is one of the most congenial men around the Wabash depot has a great record when it comes to shooting. It is honestly believed that he could hit a quot flock of barns quot if they were jammed up one against the other if he had some one to hold them for him. The instance that leads the review Republican to Shower great credit upon quot runt quot As a Marksman with a gun that was never known to go wild of the Mark is the fact that last thursday evening he went Down into old town to the 33rd annual commencement of the common schools of Mound township will be held at Benson Chapel saturday May 20. There Are eight graduates As follows Charles w. Peyton Marie a Hunter Louis Patton Jean h. Spinning Harlan j. Meade Leota Cunningham Goldwin Rodgers and Lorraine Ralstin. The following is the program program. Music. Invocation. Peace w. Peyton the inventor s wife. Marie m. Hunter music. June Patton his second trial. Jean Hortense spinning the cremation of poor Theodore. Harlan j. Meade music. From obscurity to the Heights of Ralstin the dream of greatness. Goldwin Rodgers the Independence Bell Leota Cunningham music. Class . Clyde m. Voyles presentation of diplomas. Supt. Harry Evans music. Benediction. Mother s Day at the m. E. Chur ii. Appropriate services will be held in the morning. Quot Mother s Day quot will be appropriately observed at the methodist Church next sunday. In the morning special exercises will be Given by the sunday school and an address by the pastor. In the evening at 7 30 the follow visit his father and while there he program will be Given under the espied a mole blowing up Lewis Garden Sass. Quot runt quot said quot give me the trusty old a Elsket i la fix he was handed the gun and Boom she went and the mole slowed on. The gun boomed again and again until six shots had been fired but the mole was unharmed and Bear in mind quot runt quot was standing right Over it. Finally Lew who was disgusted with his son s marksmanship said quot wait a minute. Bob i la catch the mole and hold it against the gun barrel then maybe you can hit this was done and behold Bob failed to hit it then. Say would t quot runt quot make a Daisy Soldier to go and Hunt Villa Christian Church ser Ceis. 9 30 a. school. 10 30 a. . 7 30 p. services. The Public is invited to attend All services. P. T Martin Pastori in addition to the two or three Williamsport boys already enrolled in the two weeks Camp of military instruction for High school boys at the Culver military Academy there will be one More who will spend this period getting up and going to bed to the Bugle Call learning the latest developments in military tactics and eating three Square meals a Day. This particular boy will attend the Camp on a scholarship offered by the directors of the Warren county Bank. H. L. Durborow and John h. Van Reed both Culver alumni have secured for the Bank the privilege of sending a representative to the Encampment which will be held Between the 15th and 29 the of May. The Warren county Bank will pay All the expenses of the candidate consisting of Railroad fare uniform subsistence and equipment tot Ahng $22.50. In doing this the Bank believes that it is offering. An unusual privilege to the Young Man selected in giving him an Opportunity to have a unique experience along with five or six Hundred other High school boys selected from the various states of the Middle West the Culver Camp is a patriotic project which the school with its Liberal resources splendid equipment and abundant Supply of trained Drill masters is Able finance and conduct for the Benefit of High school students who desire an elementary knowledge of military Field use. Last year the school spent Over four thousand dollars in conducting a free Camp for two Hundred High school boys from Indiana. Not a single one of the two Hundred was charged a cent for uniform Board or training. This season because of the increase in attendance expected and in View of the fact that neighbouring states Are to be allowed to Send boys it has been found necessary to make a Small charge for uniforms and subsistence. All students who attended last May however will be again admitted free of All Cost provided they bring with them one boy on a pay basis the actual Cost being $17.75 for the two weeks. In choosing a representative to attend on the Warren county Bank scholarship the High school teachers were requested to observe the following conditions 1. The age of the candidate must be Between 14 and 18. 2. Height 5 feet 3 inches or Over. 3/ in one of the first three years of High school. 4. A fair scholar interested in and having qualities of auspices of the Epworth league Anderson piano duet. Athletics mrs. Walter Mathis and son Paul leadership. Trotti Ood deportment recitation. John Charles Gregory common sense. Hanilton . And mrs. Frank Kelly butt and first 6. Not in position to pay his own installation of officers and recep on this basis the student selected tion of new members. A cordial in was Cufford Kisong. He will leave citation is extended to the Public to for Culver on next sunday May 14 attend i of weeks training Camp will not be a place where the members Purdue plans for new armory. Can relax and take life easy. The plans and specifications for a new a or six Hundred students who $250,000 armory for Purdue universe attend it will be put on their Mettle Ity to replace the building recently from the Start and at the end of the destroyed by fire having been Ory Encampment they will All know that dered prepared and will be submit they have been quot going ted at the next regular meeting of learning the manual of arms and the Board of trustees of the uni doing the conventional marching be the smallest part of their a sos mud amp st Lioi work. Moden tactics has Bacote 000. Concluded on last Page Courtin 3.> a i

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