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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - May 24, 1917, Williamsport, Indiana \ the to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county s new series vol. , Warrek county Indiana thursday May 24, 1917. Number 31 boys in Khaki plans to serve and guard the boys who serve and guard their country 4 �4 it has become apparent that the y. M. C. A. Movement of America is on the threshold of one of the greatest opportunities which has come to it in All its history the Opportunity of serving 1,000,000 or More of the Flower of the manhood of the country who Are being called to the colors. In the mobilization Camps Young men from Large cities from the towns and from the country will be thrown together in one great mass with very Little Opportunity for recreation. Many of these men coming from such different environments will have Little in common with their comrades. The y. M. C. A. Is perhaps the Only organization which is organized to meet the need and which has had experience in this work. The service rendered by the association on the mexican Border and where Ever United states soldiers have been located within the past 30 years has the Anqus Clifred endorsement of men in High military affairs and in civil life. As soon As practicable after the general military policy of the government was announced a special conference of association leaders Vas summoned and held on april 10th, at Garden City Long Island. At this conference it was decided that the y. M. C. A., will raise $3,000,000 thru out the United states and put 1.000 secretaries and physical directors at Workun the mobilization Camps. The men who will be called upon to serve in the mobilization Camps Are registered with the International committee and Are Avail i Able on Short notice. The Organiza of tion is Complete and the work will go Forward with great efficiency. Because of the fact that every Community will have soldiers in these Camps and All will be benefited by the y. M. C. A. Work every Community will be asked to take care of its share of the expense. Married to miss Margaret Blind. A Farmer by occupation he was industrious and quite successful and soon became known As a Man of wealth. Several years ago he was rendered helpless by an attack of rheumatism and was taken to the Hospital in Lafayette in 1906, where he had been continually confined Ever since. The deceased is survived by two children mrs. Rose Ritenour and miss Harriett Boyer. The body was taken to the Boyer Homestead on the Lafayette and Pine Village Road seven Miles Southwest of Here. At 1 30 o clock this afternoon Short services were held at the House and Church services were held at the Armstrong m. E. Church at 2 30, Rev. G. W. Switzer of Lafayette wedding or. And mrs. Walter h. Coon observe Golden Jubilee of their wedding Day. On a joke on somebody says the Lafayette journal wednesday a tan coloured Bill folder was lost on the streets s5 me time yesterday. It contained a note for $25, and one for $75, some Maccabee Lodge receipts and a Small an Lount of change. The name of the Williamsport state Bank was printed on the Back of the folder. This property belongs to a poor woman who will be greatly helped if the finder will leave it at police Headquarters. The pocket Book was found yesterday aft returned to the owner mrs. Alvirda Hickman of this place. Another recruit the report was circulated sunday evening that another recruit had been added to the forces of Gen. Fred Holtz. Fred has been in need for a Long time of a stenographer at his Headquarters so his wife on sunday evening presented him with a Fine seven Pound daughter which in time will answer to the name of Marjorie. The Little miss is said to be an exact replica of her illustrious dad but fortunately has taken the disposition of her Mother. Married at Williamsport Indiana May 15,1867, or. And mrs. Walter h. Coon Are today observing the fiftieth anniversary of their wedded life. For thirty seven years they have resided in Quincy. Or. Coon was in the railway mail service for a Long term of years and retired after he had fitted myself for admission to the Ibar and for upwards of Twenty years he has been successfully practising the profession of the Law. Twenty years ago today he and mrs. Coon moved into the Flat no. 6293 Hampshire Street and it has been a Happy Home for them through these score of years. With no rela tives within 300 Miles of Quincy and with too Many acquaintances to entertain them All the problem of How to celebrate the Golden Jubilee was a difficult one but was pleasantly solved at last by the acceptance of a pressing invitation from their Good friends Captain and mrs. John e. Andrew to come out to dinner and spend the afternoon at the Home of the superintendent of the soldiers Home. Or. Coon at the age of 74 and mrs. Coon at the age of 68 Are in the enjoyment of excellent health and declare themselves just As fit and just As Happy As on that splendid quot wednesday in May s merry month in the capital of Warren county Indiana when they pledged troth at Hymen s altar. Congratulations Are in order Anc they could not be extended a couple More worthy of them than Are Wal ter h. Coon and his Good wife Lover and sweetheart still at the expiration of half a Century of wedded Quincy iii., daily Herald May 15. Incendiary operations and destruct i tion of Bridges and both Public and private property. 2d material used in the Manu facture of fireworks is needed no m the production of munitions. "3d it has been a question Wheler the Public get any real pleasure out of fireworks but there never has been any doubt that Many have been maimed and killed and that thousands of dollars have been wasted annually in this fleeting manner of entertainment. 4th millions of dollars have heretofore been lost in fires in this country started by toy balloons and other fireworks. It would be a calamity for food warehouses or elevators to be destroyed at this time. "5th\ much better use can now be made of the Money Cost of these fireworks applied in other directions. Quot i suggest that City and town councils at once pass ordinances prohibiting the use of All fireworks of balloons etc., in said Celebration regard it As the patriotic duty of All citizens to lend their support to the enforcement of All. Laws and restrictions on this subject thus guarding again t this danger of unnecessary seriously 111 mrs. Simeon Sellars who recently returned from the Hospital at Lafayette where she underwent a serious Pwarren county s share is $550 and i operation for hernia suffered a this amount is Nom being raised by stroke of paralysis last thursday a special composed of Harry Evans Rev. John a Mccloud about 12 30 o clock while visiting at her brother a William Cotting and 0. L. Stewart. When they a am who lives in West Lafayette. Proach you give liberally in this great cause. It May be the Means of saving your boy or your neighbors boy from a life of degradation. Wins game the new Williamsport Ball team beats Alvin she has been in a serious condition fri in the Start. The family were summoned to her bedside saturday afternoon. She was still alive yesterday afternoon but was sinking rapidly and her demise was expected at any time. Before a fair sized crowd of tans the new Williamsport Danville base Ball organization gave the team from Alvin ill a decisive drubbing sunday afternoon at Mcdonald Park score 21 to 5. This is certainly some Start for the season and is in keeping with the past few years. The crowd however was smaller than it should have been but the management is expecting a big attendance next sunday when they play the Strong club from Kentland. Come out next sunday afternoon and see a splendid game. Correct Jay Ned Mccabe of Williamsport was in Attica today. He is being urged As a Delegate to the constitutional convention and no More Able or better qualified Man can be found in that legislative Tribune. W the use of spotlights owners of cars using spotlights should be careful in the future As there is a Law prohibiting the use of same. Any one using this blinding contraption is liable to prosecution although we understand no action will be taken if their use is confined to turning Corners. John Boyer dead John Boyer died tuesday morning at 10 o clock at st. Elizabeth Hospital. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Or. Boyer was born in Germany in 1839 and came to this country when a lad of twelve. He located near Pine Village and in 1860 was new transit line Clyde m. Dumbauld of Lafayette was in Williamsport yesterday and informs us that he has started new transit line Between this place and Attica. He has a targe and comfortable Auto bus for the purpose and patrons need have no fear of being ditched on account of booze As the Driver is careful and expert i ended. See advertisement elsewhere for particulars. Death of aged lady mrs. George Knaur died at the Home of her daughter mrs. Frank Bright in Pine township on monday. Had she lived until june she would have been 81 years old. Fun eral services were held at the Brig Homei yesterday and the body take decoration Day % decoration Day will be observed Lere next wednesday by Bryant Ost no. 62, with the usual ceremonies. All members Are urged to be present saturday afternoon at two o clock at the g. A. R. Room to make the final arrangements. Jacob Sheffer. Acting g. Riggin dead Lewis g. Riggin civil War Veteran died at his Home in Attica last thursday at the age of 89 years months and 21 Days after a three weeks illness. He was a member o the masonic k. Of p. And elks lodges and leaves and a widow four child Ren five grandchildren and one Grea grandchild. Deceased located in Attica in 187 and has lived there since. He also operated elevators at Covington Williamsport Mellott and new Rich mond and was Well known As buyer and shipper of live Stock. Safe and sane will set aside Strain will set aside at last saturday a mrs. Crow benefits commencement dates below will be found the dates on which the different township commencement exercises will be held and the places for holding same Steuben at Marshfield May 24. Pine Rainsville May 26. Mound Benson Chapel May 31. Kent and state line at state Ine june 1. Pike West Lebanon june 2. Warrens Independence june 6., Adams Pine Village june 7. Medina Green Hill june 8. Washington and Liberty Williamsport june 9. Jordan Pence june 16. The will of the late Amanda b. Strain of Danville Illinois was refused probate yesterday May 21, 1917,by the circuit court of Danville on the ground of her unsoundness of mind. She owned at Herjo eath 916 acres of the quot Best Prairie lands of Warren county Indiana. Her heir lives in we Rren county Indiana. The will disposed of the land to various churches and charities giving her granddaughter Only a life estate in 160 acres. Ruth Crow is the wife of Russel Crow who owns a Good farm of 124 acres in Warren county. There was a draft for ten thousand dollars turned Over to Ruth Crow yesterday an eight Cylinder Cadillac Sedan two Beautiful Diamond rings and All the furnishing of the Home of the late mrs. Strain besides the land. Ruth Crow was represented by Mccabe amp sons of Williamsport William m. Acton and o. M. Jones of Danville As her attorneys. C. V. Mcadams of Lafayette wrote the will and named As executor but was not to qualify by serve As executor because the probate of the will was refused. As a result of the proceeding which took place saturday Ruth Crow becomes one of the largest land owners in Western Indiana. Ally misunderstood. Many people suppose that astigmatism Means a difference in the two eyes which is entirely wrong. It is an irregularity Danville front part of the Eye where the curves should be symmetrical but Are not. This Irreg hilarity or inequality of curves makes objects appear blurred. The surest Way to Stop the increasing dangers of nearsightedness is to Correct astigmatism by properly fitting glasses during the growing period to avoid the Strain which May develop nearsightedness to the extent of damaging the vision. Attend tomorrow night the commencement exercises of the Williamsport High school will be held at the Bowlus opera House tomorrow night at which the Public will have the pleasure of hearing Juliet v. Strauss quot the country contributor quot who gives the address to the class. This is your Opportunity to hear this gifted woman who has won National renown through the medium of her pen. Willams Portis to be congratulated in being so fortunate As to secure her ser vices. Opening of Library the Library Board announces it will hold an opening at the new Library building next saturday from 1 to 5 30 and from 7 to 9, at which time it invites the presence of the citizens and the Public generally. Library committee. Lost our Black a Short tailed rat terrier with White breast just operated on by drs. Etnire and Trott. Disappeared from latter s office about six o clock yesterday evening. Finder will please return to John Hillyer and receive Reward. Which one died first whether Louis Fondersmith or his wife died first was a question judge Bookwalter of the Danville probate court was called upon to decide monday. He took the matter under advisement and late in the afternoon gave his decision that the wife died first. A the Fondersmith s were found dead in bed Side by Side by a Nephew who called at the Home in Hoopeston some months ago mention of which was made in this paper at that time. Two sets of relatives claim the property left by the aged couple. Action was brought in the probate court to decide property interests and this depends entirely on which died first. Mrs. Bowlus dead As we go to press we learn of the death of mrs. Delphine Bowlus which occurred at seven o clock this morning. Deceased had been residing in this place until about two weeks ago when she took sick and was removed to the old Home place on the barrens where she died. She was about seventy years old. Louie Kennedy Louie Marie Kennedy the daughter of Arthur and Carrie Kennedy was born near Jud Yville Indiana. Nov. 12,1905. She fell asleep never to Wake on this Earth May 14,1917 at 2 a. M. Her last wish was quot mama i wish i could go to Louie was Hurt on Friday March 30 by falling out of the Hay mow onto a pitch Fork. She was taken to the st. Elizabeth Hospital at Lafayette on the following saturday where she remained six weeks and one Day. Her Mother stayed with her almost continuously and she had the Best care that could be procured. Her father Brothers and sister visited her every sunday. The father going up to see her nearly every Day Louie was so patient and Sweet in All her suffering. She never complained for everything that was done for her was All right. Louie was loved by All who knew her. She was Good in school and was doing Well in her work. She was in the fifth Grade and a d passed to the sixth with Good grades. She took special interest in arithmetic and worked faithfully on it. On the Day that Louie was Hurt she was planning for the Foster girls to come and play with her on saturday. She was very Loving to her teacher and nearly every Day brought something for her teacher. The funeral services were held at her Home tuesday May 15 1917 at 2 p. M. Brother Riley gave a very comforting talk and music was furnished by the College Corner choir. Interment was made in the Rainsville cemetery by the Side of the baby brother that had gone before. She leaves to mourn her loss a Loving Mother and father two Brothers one sister several other near relatives and a Host of friends and school mates. We also learn that mrs. Osborn Mother of Frank Osborn of Attica died at the latter s Home this morning aged about 82. Governor asks Public to forego use of explosives july 4th on account of the danger involved in connection with the promiscuous use of firearms and fire Orlis in the Celebration of Independence Day and for other reasons. Governor James p. Goodrich recently issued an open letter to All the citizens of car turned Turtle while going at a rate of something less than 45 Miles an hour an automobile driven by Wallace Whistler a local real estate agent of Covington turned Turtle and Roll be Down an embankment lodging against a Telephone pole. The Driver was painfully injured just How bad is not yet known. The car was wrecked. The Accident happened shortly afternoon thursday on the the state of Indiana appealing to them to forego the use of fire works j Dixie Highway just East of the Ross in the fourth of july Celebration. Dehaven residence two and a half the governor s open Letteris As Miles East of Covington. Or. Whist follows quot the citizens of Indiana j ler was attended by or. A. L. Spinn yield nothing to others in loyalty. Ing. He is still suffering much pain to Attica and from there by rail to quot and patriotism. With this fact and it May be that he has suffered Texas where interment was made borne out in history As an inspire i internal injuries that May prove tion i Appeal to the people of in More serious than was at first sup Diana to forego the use of fireworks in the Celebration of Independence by the Side of her husband who died several years ago. Deceased with her husband formerly lived in Pine township and in Day for the following reasons 1879 moved to Texas where she re "1st if is believed at there sided until the death of her husband would be great danger that alien when she returned to make her Home enemies might take advantage of with her daughter. Celebrations of this kind to conceal for Sale Cash or Ford five than five note one new passenger car. Run less Hundred Miles. A. H. Haun. Children and near sightedness it is apparent that More children Are wearing glasses than formerly was the Case. The question frequently occurs As to the cause. Are children having too heavy demands made on them undoubtedly it is a fact that the average child nowadays has More school work than formerly and among All classes the eyes of the child Are being used More for near work than was the Case a generation ago according to members of the Indiana medical society. Many people believe that a child May be born near sighted but this is not the Case. Near sightedness always occurs from Strain and in the great majority of cases can be prevented or at Lea to kept Down to a Low degree. The current belief is that nearsightedness runs in families. This while partly True is really an unfortunate misconception. Among contributing causes Are to Short an eyeball poor general health which makes the tissues weaker and less resistant and also the disposition of the child some children preferring to sit and read rather than go out and exercise in the open air. All these questions must receive proper attention. Astigmatism is the principal cause. This word is familiar and yet Gener Omar Snider Omar Oakland youngest son of or. And mrs. C. N. Snider was born near Milford 111., sept. 22, 1884, and departed this life May 20, 1917. His age was 32 years 7 months and 28 Days. He was married to Maud m. Thorne March 7, 1907, in Warren co., ind. To this Union was Bora four children one dying in infancy. Those living Are Linden l., Clair 0. And Florence m. Besides these he leaves to mourn their loss his wife a Mother three Sisters four Brothers and other relatives and a Host of friends. Omar United with the United Brethren Church in Parke co., ind., some years ago. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Pence. He was a kind and indulgent husband and father. He was faithful to his religious profession and gave evidence that he was ready to go when the summons came. In a the Hospital during his recent illness he looked at the picture of the Christ and said he had seen him and that he was ready to meet him when he came to take him Home while the shadows were still falling Westward and life seemed full of Promise god id quot it is he has passed from sight but the memory of him is sacred and will live on As a never fading Flower. Card of thanks we wish to express our thanks to the Many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during a illness and after the death of our beloved husband and father. Also for the Beautiful Floral offerings and to the singers who assisted in the funeral services. Or amp Omar Snider and children

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