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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - May 18, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana A were on county july 14the review rep Bucan. Devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county new series vol. Ii. Williamsport Warhis county Indiana. Tuesday May 18, 1916. Number 32a new passenger depot in master c. E. Weils of Peru was Here looking situation Over orders Chapman to support Berry imposed Fine and sentence on Jess Chapman tuesday. About two weeks ago petitions bearing several Hundred names of Williamsport citizens were sent to the Utility commission praying for a new and sanitary depot in Williamsport. These petitions were in turn sent to the head officers of the Wabash Railroad company who on last monday sent or. C. E. Wells traffic master of the Road to this place to look into the matter. Or. Wells went at the matter in a Businesslike Way. He made a personal visit to each of the business places met the business men and from them Learned personally what they desired along the depot line. After getting an expression or. Wells Vith the quot health officer or. S. S. De Lancy. M. A. Mcdonald commissioner r. A. Butler representatives of both Neva papers and a dozen or More citizens visited the Railroad premises and looked the i quot found Over. From what we could gather from or. Wells quot conversation the Railroad company is ready to do something in the Way of better depot conditions by either building a new one or remodelling the old one so that there will be two waiting rooms. They will also at the same time up the platform install More Light and in every Way make conditions better As Best they can under the present circumstances if they Only remodel. After talking awhile Hon. E. F. Mccabe told or. Wells of the Park project giving him an almost Assurance that before the Snow flies again Williamsport will possess a Beautiful Park one of the most Beautiful places in the state of Indiana. Or. Mccabe and or. De Lancey also showed him that it would be an advantage to the company to meet the town half Way and give them a new depot outright to which or. Wells readily assented. At the conclusion of the conference or. Wells gave the parties Assurance that he would recommend a new depot and that he would also use his Best influence to have it built at the crossing on the South Side of the track on the vacant lot just this Side of Hess garage. He also stated that some action would be taken in the next few Days and that the company would do one of two things either build a new depot or remodel the old one. What we a ant and need is a new depot built upon the spot or. Wells will recommend but if we can t get that we will take the remodeler depot Wiere it now stands As anything that is half Way sanitary will beat what we have at present. It is needless for the review Republican to go into detail about the conditions As they now exist for everybody knows them too Well already but since the Wabash Railroad company has shown a disposition to try and help us in our needs we should do a hat we can to Aid them in giving us the Best possible accommodations. It is to be hoped however that the Story or. Wells will repeat to them will have such a bearing that within the next 30 or 60 Days we will see some indications of a new Grays defeats Williamsport. The Williamsport Ball team met its Waterloo last sunday when they crossed bats on the Home ground with the fast Barger Grays of Dan-1 Ville. Iii. The ground was wet and i Muddy causing a slow game. The score resulted 4 to 0 in favor of Dan Ville. Considering the fact this was Only the second game of the season for the Home boys and also the fact the Barger Grays have had several seasons of practice we Are proud of the showing our team made. While they were unable to score they were i Able to hold the fast team from the quot sucker state quot to Only four scores i thus making it a very interesting i game. The crowd was Small owing to the fact the sky was overcast threatening rain nearly All the time an i lots of the fans did not go thinking there would be no game. Jess Chapman of West Lebanon was arraigned before judge Berry monday afternoon on a charge of non support of his wife and babe. He plead guilty to the charge and was fined $5 and costs and was ordered by the court to contribute $3.00 per week to the support of his two months old child. After hearing the evidence in the Case most of which Chapman stoutly denied. Judge Berry sentenced him to from one to three years in the reformatory at Jeffersonville but suspended sentence on the condition that he follow out the instructions of the court. From the evidence produced it showed that his Young wife who was formerly Irma Hall Well known Here was homeless with no parents to go to and with a two months old babe to care for. It was this evidence More than anything else that caused the judge to suspend the sentence in order that the Young wife and child might be taken care of by the husband and father under separate maintain Ance. The court also instructed Chapman that failure on his part to provide for his wife and child As per instructions of the court that he would be taken by the sheriff without any further trial or ceremony to Jeffersonville to serve the sentence children in following school statistics were taken from enumeration report. The report of the county superintendent of Warren county to the state superintendent of Public instruction of the enumeration of children of school age in Warren county gives the following numbers dams township. 218 Jordan township. 188 Kent township. 103 Liberty township. 366 Medina township a a. 155 Mound township. 124 Pike and West Lebanon. 273 Pine township. 184 Prairie township. 201 Steuben township237 Warren township. 276 Washington township. 88 state line. 63 Williamsport. 272 total. 2,748 these figures show Williamsport lost 5 from last year and there Are 152 boys and 120 girls in our school. State line lost 2, and Pike and West Lebanon gained 32 Over last year. There Are six coloured children 5 boys and 1 girl in the county. The total gain in the county Over last year is 67.Mother s Day at Independence will be observed on sunday evening May 21, in the Christian Church. It has been arranged to observe Mother s Day in the Christian Church at Independence on sunday night. May 21. A Fine program has been arranged and mrs. Vanduesen the pastor in charge will deliver a special Sermon. The Public is invited to attend the services and show by their presence that they really love that dear old soul quot Mother quot. Since mrs. has taken charge of the work at Independence the Church and the Bible school have begun to grow and do better work. Mrs. Vanduesen is a splendid worker a Good minister and under her pastorate the Independence people expect to do a great work in the lord s Vineyard during the coming Church services. 9 30 a. . 10 30 a. services. 6 30 p. league. 7 30 p. services. Prayer meeting every wednesday night at 7 30 o clock. E. L. Butler y0�ng noon sunday a heavy wind swept things out in Jordan township. Carl Mehaffey who visited with his fathered. Mehaffey out in Jordan township was Given with the rest of the family quite a Little scare about noon last sunday. He was in his father s barn washing that new Auto that is the main attraction for his girl when a loud clap of Thunder broke the stillness the wind began to blow and the shingles to Fly. Carl looked out and saw the Trees in the Grove being Bent to the ground and the leaves being stripped off. He realized that he was in the path of a Young Cyclone. The barn began to shake and tremble and those in it expected to see it swept away at any moment. After spending its furry at this Point it passed on to al. Foster where it blew Down a big double Corn crib carrying some of the timbers a distance of three quarters a mile. Al who lives on the Nixon place near tab thought that he too was going to be blown away but he stuck around and is still on the Job. The next heard of the storm was at Bill Mcclure then at the farm of Cyrus Evans and the Home of John Crawford and Gabe Pence where it blew Down some out buildings and a roofed or. Pence s House. Passing on it seemed to raise but when it reached the Home of runic Alexander and Roy Borders it took another dip at Mother Earth uprooting a few fruit Trees for Roy Borders and demolishing almost half of or. Alexander s Fine Orchard. In the Timber just below or. Alexanders it blew Down several Forest Trees laying one of them across the Road. There was also a sort of a cloudburst in this neighbourhood As William Cowgill clerk Warren circuit court who was up in that Section of the country sunday said the roads were just flooded and the Fields were All under pass through troop from new York Enro Ute to mexican commencement exercises Kent township and state line will held exercises thursday june 1. The schools of Kent township and state line will hold joint commencement exercises at the m. E. Church in state line on thursday evening june 1. Kent township has five graduates As follows Louis v. Clem Richard Wurtsbaugh Gladys Beckett Owen Roderick and Ora Van Pelt. State line has four graduates As follows Myrtle Allison James Hoover Mary Miller and Cologne Cavanaugh. The following is the program music. Harris orchestra invocation. Music orchestra a boy James h. Hoover on frivolity Street. Myrtle Allison it could t be done but he did Wurtsbaugh music. Of Chestra the face on the bar room floor Cologne Cavanaugh the Banner Betsey made. Owen Roderick Little Miller i have drunk my last Glass. Ora Vanpelt a boy s thoughts. Gladys Beckett the glory of Indiana Louis Clem music quot on the Banks of the presentation of diplomas. Co. Supt. Harry Evans Benediction. May be quot easier Oteta Thodis sub committee May recommend removal of ban on cards dances Etc. The thirtieth United states infantry one of Uncle Sam s crack regiments passed through Williamsport about 12 o clock sunday on the Wabash Raik Oad. The soldiers occupied three troop trains. The troops entrained at Plattsburg Barracks on Lake Cham Plain n. Y., the permanent government Post Early Friday morning. The three battalions number 814 enlisted men and 38 officers under command of colonel Root. The outfit carries 127 horses with Field service equipment and trave Hng rations sufficient to permit the troops to reach the Border. The soldiers of the thirtieth fighting men tested in the Philippines and Border warfare were attired in Field Sei vice uniforms and looked ready for any emergency. It is one of the Best infantry outfits in the service and the boys to the youngest quot Rocky quot Are proud of its splendid record. They have a Long Way to travel and when they reach fort Sam Fordyce on the Brownsville and mexican railway they will leave the train and March to the Rio Grande 100 Miles away which Marks the International . Harriet Farmer. Mrs. Harriet Farmer wife of Vess Farmer died at her Home in win Throp saturday morning after a Short illness from heart disease. Mrs. Farmer was 65 years old at the time of her death. She had been in her usual state of health up to Friday. She leaves to mourn her loss two brother James Bell of win Throp and Charles Bell of Attica and a sister mrs. Ollie Talbot of Bethel besides several other relatives. The funeral was held at the family residence at 10 o clock monday morning and interment was made in the Quaker cemetery near Winthrop. Mrs. J. W. James of Independence was the guest of friends in this place Friday. The past week the methodist episcopal Church has been holding a conference at Saratoga Springs new York. During this conference the sub committee has been debating the question in reference to the removal of the ban against card playing dancing and theatres which has heretofore been prohibited by the Church ritual. The argument in favor of the removal of the ban is that the Rule of the Church As it stands is not enforced and that the Young people will be added to the Church in greater numbers if the provision that cannot be enforced is removed and a general warning issued that the Church As a body does not in any Way Sanction attending theatres horse races circuses dancing parties or patronizing card parties especially those where a game of Chance is introduced such As giving a prize for the prettiest woman or the ugliest Man. To the outsider the restrictions Are looked upon As taking away a great Deal of Youthful pleasure and it is True to a certain extent that you can t put an old head on Young shoulders neither can you expect Young people to forego All the pleasures that go to make a part of their Young township commencement exercises will be held at tab on saturday May 27. The commencement exercises of the common schools of Prairie township will be held at tab ind., on saturday evening May 27. There Are thirteen graduates whose names Are As follows Elmer l. Stites Olive m. Goodrick Russell Foster Lillie c. Roe Ruby l. Naville Grace Jackson Lois Yeoman Raymond Mccormick Harlan s. Cox Leona Carlson Kenneth Larch Floyd Skinner and Florence Larch. The following is the program invocation. Music orchestra cheerful hostess Ruby Naville nothing to say Lois Yeoman something Goodrick Farmer Brent s sheep washing. Kenneth Larch tale of a nos Erussell Foster the Young Man waited. Raymond Mccormick Socrates Snook Leona Carlson Hoss is. Machine Elmer Stites Jakie on Watermelon pickles. Florence Larch what the Little Giri said. Grace Jackson Sis Best fellow Arian s. Cox mrs. Mcduffy on baseball. Corrinne Roe Indian Floyd Skinner presentation of diplomas. County supt. Harry Evans to state . James Pope honoured with the office of department Day program committees. The following persons Are hereby appointed to take charge of the work in the following committees in preparation for the Observance of of decoration Day in Williamsport committee on Flowers a All the ladies of the g. A. R. And the citizens who Are willing to assist. Committee to decorate court room a James a. Pope. Committee to select speaker a soldiers of the g. A. R. Committee on automobiles to haul soldiers and g. A. R. Ladies to the cemetery a Ohmer l. Stewart. It is suggested that the above named chairman of the several committees select other members to Aid them in their work. Carl a. Mehaffy chairman citizens struck by lightning. Last sunday morning during the storm the barn of Estel Debord who resides near West Lebanon was struck by lightning and set on fire. The family was at Home and no sooner had the fire started to Burn than they were there with two pails of water which they threw on it and extinguished it with Little or no damage to the barn so far As the fire was concerned. At the Indiana state Encampment held in Evansville last week mrs Hattie Pope was honoured by being elected to the office of department president of the ladies Circle of the g. A. R. Of the state. This is an Honor that has not been misplaced nor could it have been placed upon a better woman As mrs. Pope has always been Active in the work of the order. Her father Jas. Anderson was a Soldier not one of the boys who went out at the close of hostilities but one who seen service. The Circle in Williamsport has always been an Active one and the Good ladies have done much to j Aid the old soldiers in keeping Green the Mem Ory of those gone before and when decoration Day comes they As a general Rule Are very Active securing Flowers and aiding in every possible Way to make the Day a a Success. Williamsport and Warren county should be proud of the fact that a Williamsport lady has been thus honoured and that from this Point All business of the ladies Circle will be directed from Williamsport for the coming year at installed. The following named officers of the Epworth league were installed last sunday evening for the ensuing term of one year president Pettie butt. 1st vice Ruby Hamilton. 2nd vice Mary Ellen Collyer. 3rd vice Jennie Copeland. 4th vice Edward Holston. Treasurer will Shuey. Ass t. Statzell. Secretary Winifred Siddens. Pianist Helen Pugh. Ass t. Pianist Frances Kelly. Press reporter Lottie and Gray will Reune in october. 1 another and perhaps the last big reunion of the dwindling number of veterans of the North and South who were bitter enemies half a Century ago will take place on the Battlefield at Vicksburg miss., in october. The House military affairs committee decided to report favourably the Bill introduced by representative Sherwood of Ohio himself a Veteran of the Union army making an appropriation of $150,000 for the granted a property rights were adjusted by the parties out of court. The Case of Edmund Buckley is. Sara s. Buckley for divorce came up for trial on the 8th Day of this month. The plaintiff who is in charge of the social affairs at mud Layia was represented by Stansbury amp Billings and the defendant who resides in Chicago was represented by attorney Carl a. Mehaffey. The parties to said divorce suit were married in 1885 and soon afterwards went to London England where they resided for some five or six years. From London they went to Tokio Japan where or. Buckley was an instructor in a native College and mrs. Buckley practice Medicine. While in Tokio a daughter was born to them. In 1895 they came Back to the u. S. A., and located in Chicago where mrs. Buckley again took up the practice of Medicine and or. Buckley entered Chicago University and completed his pm. D. Degree in that institution. It seemed As though the business affairs of the parties were such that they were drawn farther and farther apart. The wife prospered in her profession while the husband had Only Ordinary Success. The wife exacted so the plaintiff says an account of the finances every two or three months assigned him certain chores to do finally in 1901 she assigned him to a certain room and from that time on until 1908 the year of their final separation he was Only a Roomer and Boarder in the Home of his wife. After hearing the evidence in the cause judge Berry granted the plaintiff a divorce. The property rights of the parties were adjusted Between themselves out of up fast driving via Mccollough donates a Money to school fund. Little a complaint was handed to marshal Joe Russell last thursday evening charging Max Mccullough with exceeding the Speed limit on the streets of Williamsport. Max was taken before Squire Powell who assessed the customary Fine and costs in such cases which Max paid but not until he stoutly denied the charge and also intimated that somebody had it quot in for the review Republican has no comment to offer in this particular Case but it does know that the Law. So far As speeding is concerned is violated every Day and no arrests Are made. It believes that All persons irrespective of wealth or station if guilty should be arrested and fined As it is just As bad for one person to exceed the Speed Law As it is for another. True the marshal can t see All of them but those who know the Law and Are opposed to speeding have the privilege of filing the affidavit against the offended As was done in the Case of the arrest last thursday Large Colony at Soldier s Home. The annual report of the Board of trustees of the Indiana state soldiers Home has just been issued and there Are quot Many interesting items contained in it. The report shows a total membership of 1,461. There Are 951 women and 510 men. The youngest female member is 28 years old and the eldest 96. There is also one 92, two 90, three 89, four 88, and fifty three others above 80 years old. The youngest male member is 40 years old and the eldest 91. There Are two members 91 years old two-90, six 87, and Twenty seven others above 80 years old. Pc. A a a a a Epworth league. Subject quot capturing the students of Leader Sara Mccormick Gregory vocal Mathis piano Solo. Edna hoist talk on lesson. W. H. Evans vocal Solo Frances Kelly the Public is cordially invited to attend this special program next sunday evening. Miss Bettie Luppold was a Lafay Ette visitor last Friday Forenoon

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