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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - May 25, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana Warren county july Uthe review rep Bucan devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county. Kew series vol. Ii. Williamsport Warren county Indiana thursday May 25, 1916. Number 33 is. Harriet speeches made by Isaiah Smith t. C. Powell and mrs. L. F. Gregory complimentary to mrs. Pope. Tog. 0. P. Leaders Honor Lafayette representative noted for his oratorical ability for Chicago Floress Cut Weiffen the Little people Janice Brier. Porter Powell. Arnett Broadie. Charles Holtz and Paul present for by nos my or. Wood will make rousing speech at the National convention at Chicago to be held in june. A reception was Given in the ladies g. A. R. Circle Hall last sat Urdaz evening in Honor of mrs. Harriet Pope who was recently elected department president of the ladies g. A. R. Cir Cleof Indiana for the ensuing year to which Bryant Post of Wilha sport were specially invited guests. The president of the ladies g. A. R. Circle mrs. T. C. Powell after returning Home from Evansville where she in company with Mes Dames Harriet Pope and a. G. Broadie got Busy and with the Aid of the other ladies of the Circle planned and carried to a successful ending saturday night the reception of mrs Pope. Carl Mehaffey delivered the Welcome address and although he had a Short time in which to prepare himself for the occasion he handled the matter so that it gave satisfaction to his auditors and reflected much credit upon himself. He spoke at some length upon the Good Fortune of the ladies Circle of Wilha sport having one in their midst who was Able to carry away the honors of to High and distinguished a position among the Noble ladies of Indiana in the face of hotly contested opposition. Passing from this he spoke of the soldiery of Indiana and touched Here and there briefly upon their achievements. He also noted their ranks were growing thinner year after year and soon a yes All too soon the last one will have passed from among us and what they did will Only be a Sweet memory. Their work will stand out As a Monument for endless Ages As a guidance to other nations and other Peoples As one of the grandest masterpieces Ever achieved by humanity. Isaiah Smith commander of the Bryant Post was called upon for a few remarks and he responded with a Evv very appropriate remarks in which he said that the g. A. R. Considered it a great Honor that mrs. Harriet Pope a member of the ladies g. A. R. Circle had been elected department president of the ladies of the g. A. R. For the District of Indiana. Or. T. C. Powell Vas next called upon for a Short talk and he responded to the invitation. He com it became known last Friday that will r. Wood of Lafayette representative in Congress from the tenth District will be Given the Honor of making the nominating speech for Charles w. Fairbanks a the Republican National convention which opens in Chicago june 7. Wood is not a member of the Indiana Dele hox. Will r. Wood gation to the convention but his selection is in accordance with a Long established custom which permits the selection of orator at the pleasure of the friends of a state s Choice for the presidency and Wood has been named under that arbitrary Rule. For some time the question of who Zouki make the speech has been Uncertain the names of three Indiana orators being mentioned As possibilities for the Honor. Those mentioned were James e. W Atson of Rushville nominee for United states senator Charles a. Bookwalter of Indianapolis former mayor and representative Wood. The selection of the latter it is believed meets with the approval of All republicans who Are interested in the National convention and its outcome. It is a coincidence that the Only other time the name of or. Fairbanks was presented to a National convention in 1908, the speech was made by j. Frank Henly who was then governor of Indiana and formerly was or. Wood s Law partner. Representative Wood is an orator of known ability and his decoration Day programme m boys at or training Camp 1 t there Given a very thorough medical examination As they must be in first class its signed �0 Are kept pretty Busy with packed schedule from reveille to taps each Day. The following is the program for the Observance of decoration Day to be held in the court room of the court House on tuesday May 30, i9i6, at 2 o clock p. a invocation. . Jason Bowlus Gem Schoonover . Carl a. Mehaffey Benediction. 1akey" was ache had a habit of turning up in spools Ville at intervals and enjoying the Village our me in Bettu Tieuli old Jakey had not been seen for a year and some thought he might be in an unmarked grand army and the ladies g. A. R. Circle and the citizens will meet at the court House at 9 30 a. M., on tuesday May 30, decoration Day and will proceed from there to the cemetery where they will decorate the Graves of their deceased comrades. L of a services. 10�zi0n for new trial. Rev. P. T. Martin of the Christian Church will deliver the Berry heard motion for trial in Hayworth damage Case. All arrangements have been made the court s time was largely tak for holding the memorial Day exer g. A monday Forenoon by the cases. The address will be Celia ered a a a its in making a motion for next sunday morning at 10 30 in the Church in this City by trial by the defendant s coun Rev. Martin. I f f the members of Bryant Post will oth Case is the l. E. Amp w. By. May 19,1916. De. Review Republican a the Camp of military instruction High school boys at Culver military Academy Culver Indiana has been officially named quot Camp Newton d. boys make up two entire companies quot a quot and quoth quot a i of the first battalion. Chester Butler Lowell c. Held and Harley c. Kesling of Williamsport were among the 490 boys who reported for duty on monday. On their arrival at Culver the boys were met by cadets of the Culver military Academy and were taken at once to the Camp Headquarters where they presented their credentials to col. L. R. Gignilliat superintendent of the Academy and were at once assigned to their tents and companies. Next they went through thorough physical and medical examination for the boys must be in first class condition for the next fourteen Days. As soon As their tents were in order and their new uniforms donned the boys were formed for their first Drill instruction and in a Short time were solving the mysteries of quot Forward March quot quot right face quot quot column right quot and the other strange terms with which they will become familiar during the Camp. The boys follow a closely packed schedule that keeps them Busy from reveille to taps. Two companies each Day Are Given a period of aiming and sighting drills while the others learn the nomenclature of the Rifle and receive close order drills. At their second and third meet sunday morning at their i this is a Case wherein the Hay j Drill periods the companies by twos quarters in the court House at 9 30 Worth s brought suit against the l. Are Given first Aid instruction Sema and will leave at 10 15 in a body for the Church accompanied by the ladies Circle. E. Amp w. Railroad because of the Phore signalling and tent pitching former s automobile being crashed i alternated with More close order into by a freight train at a crossing special music has been arranged just West of town and because of for this occasion and it promises to which mrs. Haywor to who was in j from the surgeon major c. E. Reed. Drills. After dinner they have a lecture on Hygiene and sanitation be an eventful Day for both the old tie car with her husband sustained soldiers and the Church. Severe injuries. Friends the men now our neigh the contest upon which the Dehors who Are a part of a once Glori Pendant bases his theory for a new Plimen ted mrs. Pope upon her. Splendid Victory at Evansville and services As a Public speaker often assured those present there need be a have been sought. Pie served As a no fear but that mrs. Pope would. Member of the Indiana state Senate fill the office to which she had been a Foj a a go consecutively and elected with credit and Honor to. A j her Home Circle. Or. Powell As style and a bitty made was i. Smith not aware of the him a favorite with All persons fact that the reception was Given whose business brought them into for themselves and mrs. Pope jointly the legislative Halls r.prse�?zta., Wood is Oneo the reception was one of Welcome to two republicans irom Indiana m them As Well As of congratulations Congress. He Vas elected from the to mrs. Pope. I tenth District at the general election or. L. F. Gregory was also asked in 1914, giving to that District its to say a few words. Mrs. Gregory first Republican representative in said that in most countries a several years. He has Long been a Large per cent of the people Bow student of the Tariff and is an unto the Pope but that now in the compromising advocate of the pro state of Indiana the ladies of the g. I Yective system. Or. Wood is 55 a. R. Circle would have to Bow to years old. He was born in Oxford mrs. Pope. Ind., and is a graduate of the uni special selections were rendered be sity of Michigan class of 1881. By Porter Powell Janice Brier he served As prosecuting attorney Charles Holtz Arnett Broadie and for the Twenty third judicial circuit Paul Mathis quot quot st went to the Senate m 1897, ended in the dining room where excellent refreshments were served j after the refreshments had been mrs. Wood also honoured. Served the crowd was entertained mrs. Will r. Wood will be the to by a few old fashioned selections on Man member from the tenth Dis Ous and victorious army were once Young As you and their children and children s children Are now. We do not and cannot fully nor will we Ever realize in its fullest meaning what they endured on the March. Trial is the fact that there was no conclusive proof that the signal Bell at the crossing when e the Accident happened did or did not ring on this particular occasion although it was admitted in the defendant s argue on the Field of Battle and in the Pris j ment that the Bell had a week or on pens. We can hear them Tell of i two prior to this time rang at inter the horrors of War. We can read of Vals and that at this time it was the pain and suffering endured in out of repair. That hell on Earth Andersonville to. A u i j i. I but deep Down in our hearts we can it will be remembered that at the not feel it neither can our brain trial in the Warren circuit court at fathom Only faintly the misery that a term before this one that the they endured without a murmur plaintiff by a jury was awarded Ilse bsds a Vass to a. Of this Union and this coupled with tally pay for the injuries sustained Pride and a determination that the i because of the Accident Flag should not Trail in the dust fellow l80ge will dec Oiasie. This being True in every sense of the violin by Comrade James Marsh. After playing games etc., for some strict on the Indiana g. O. P. Committee at the National convention to be time the crowd finally broke up and yield in Chicago beginning on june at a late hour departed for their Sev 7th. The announcement of her a eral Homes where All reported As ointment has been made at the having had an excellent entertain Republican state Headquarters in ment. Indianapolis. So ssi quot i isl tei a a nil to the fixed and of the old who had no part in the Date for sunday june 18. This great struggle to show them j every Honor and every Comfort pos a ,. Sible. Sunday we should go with following an old time precedent them As a Mark of respect richly j the Warren 1. O. O. F. Lodge no. 57, due them. Tuesday which is Deco j at Williamsport last monday night ration Day proper we should let i their regular meeting fixed the nothing stand in our Way As citizens and we should be on hands Early with baskets Laened with Beautiful Date for the Observance of their decoration services for sunday june Flowers. We should go with them 18, at which time they will go to the company quot i quot and e. J. To the cemetery and Heap the Little j cemetery and perform the ritualistic company quot a quot those Mounds of Earth Over which the na-1 tonal colors float with garlands u it. N n til Mother Earth is obscure from their deceased Brethren. Rev. P. T. Sight. Do this As a Mark of respect. Martin who is a member of the or do this As a Token of love you have Der has been chosen As the speaker for those who have gone on before of the Day. Further mention of the do this because of the interest you similar talks on map Reading target designation and similar topics will follow before the boys go out for Field work in their second week. Drill periods in the afternoon with the 490 High schools boys and 470 cadets of the Culver Academy presents an animated sight. Each Cadet is detailed to a High school boy As instructor in the manual and this close personal teaching brings almost startling results in proficiency. Finally All the cadets and boys Are placed in mixed companies for company and battalion marching and drills so that the new soldiers get the full Benefit of the More experienced cadets. The boys Are divided into two battalions the first of which is under the command of Captain h. C. Bays of the Culver staff and second under the command of Captain a. R. Elliott. On the staff of the first battalion Are cadets j. S. Brown and w. Fordtran As aide and adjutant to the commander and of the second battalion. Cadets w. D. Loose and p. H. Moore Are respectively aide and adjutant. The four companies of the first battalion Are command by cadets c. H. Reece company quot a quot g. H. Buck company quoth quot a. B. Hastings Zahn of the have in those living and show them by this action that their work has not passed from your memory. Program will be made in this paper next week regarding this coming event. Second battalion Are under the direction of cadets c. Drake company quot a quot g. B. Smith company quot a quot d. G. Lane company quot a quot and w. C. Perley company "0". In addition to these company com by t. F. Harl auth in Kool prints May 1911.i quot Jakey quot was a character in spools Ville. He had the habit or turning up at Odd intervals and after enjoying the Village sights for a time would disappear to return again unexpectedly and go through the same routine to vanish again As mysteriously As he had come. No one knew his history and he was very reticent concerning his past hardly Ever replying to queries by the curious ones who sought to open his Book of life. He was near the three score and ten Mark but he had a soldierly bearing and Many intimated that he could relate adventures of a stirring life if he could be quot drawn spools Ville intended to celebrate memorial Day with appropriate ceremonies. A few of her citizens had tramped behind the Flag through the smoke and flame of Battle and a score of these heroes slept among the Cedars on the quiet Hillside at the outskirts of the Village. The Spring had been fair and the air was redolent with the odor of Flowers. Old Jakey had not been seen for a year and those who watched for his coming feared that the old fellow s tramps were Over and that he slept somewhere in an unmarked grave. Poor Jakey there were kind hearts in spools Ville that sighed for him and gentle hands were willing to give him. A Little spot on the Hill where he would rest peacefully at the end of life s fitful fever. Memorial Day came in beautifully. There was a softness to the Ever arching sky Seldom seen in the Vicinity and the breezes Sang Low and sweetly through the Emerald boughs. A country band had been engaged to play a solemn Dirge for the few Gray haired veterans who marched slowly Down the Street to the muffled tap tap of the drum. Quot Fine Day for us quot said a one armed Veteran to his Comrade who looked reflectively at his Crutch. Quot Don t you remember John it was just such a Day we lost the Captain at seven Pines quot quot and the colonel at Gettysburg quot was the reply. For a moment the two old men remained silent though there was a Mist in the eyes of each. Quot three More on the Hill for us to decorate John sighed at last. Quot yes Isaac and twon t be Long before Well be with them. Ahmei to think that fifty years ago we were boys following the old Flag in the blare of the horns at the upper end of the Street seemed to Start the old Fellows into life. Quot minds me of the grand review quot Isaac exclaimed. Quot we were thousands then now we Are but a sorry remnant but bless me John if Uncle Sam needed boys to Day i d fall in As of the Twain laughed merrily at the boast and marched Side by Side to fall in behind the Little line of Blue marching in the Bright warm Sunshine. It was t a great procession not More than Twenty in All but the quot old boys quot looked cheery As they greeted one another and exchanged Brief reminiscences of the strenuous sixties. Quot i believe old Jakey would enjoy this quot remarked one of the grizzled number. Quot i be always half believed he was a continued on Page 8 continued on Page 4.

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