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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - October 5, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana Fit �epi6l6 devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county. Kew series vol. Ii. Williams fort Warrek coup is to Diana thursday october 5, 1916. Number 52 statement inclined to mislead. Only one Surveyor in the state whom this Law applies. To is another Way of paying not in a i co dance with or. Hendren s interpretation. However or. Sheehan continues to draw his four per cent and no suit has yet been started to recover any sums paid him on this in the september 15th Issue of the basis of payment. Williamsport Pioneer there was pub a or. Hendren says there was a listed a letter purporting to come quot considerable volume of correspond from g. Hendren chief examine ence quot in this matter. If you can caller of the state Board of accounts two notices of postponement on a addressed to m. A. Mcdonald of count of sickness and one letter ask this place and As the letter written ing Why a different basis of settlement was demanded of me than that which i knew had been made with certain other surveyors if that is a considerable volume of correspondence quot then i am very much mistaken. I have consulted several attorneys in regard to this matter attorneys just As capable As those advising or. Hendren and they have told me that the Board of commissioners Are entirely within their rights in fixing my rate of pay. What is the matter with the state Board of accounts do they feel that the Law they Are trying to press against me is too weak to push against the former surveyors of Fountain and Clay counties or does the fact that i am a Surveyor in a Republican county while or. Short and or. Sheehan Are Good democrats in counties normally democratic or is it the fact that or. Hendren being a Friend of m. A. Mcdonald is using his position in attempting to quot put Over quot Mcdonald s son who is my opponent in the november election judge for yourself. I heartily agree with the editors of the Attica Ledger that quot there is a screw Loose somewhere in the state Board of j. R. Gregory. Almost three months ago is being used for Campaign purposes i wish to make the following statement or. Hendren in his letter refers to the Law in regard to the Legal fees of a Deputy officer going in full to the Deputy. This statement of his is inclined to be misleading As the Law is not applicable in the Case of a county Surveyor in counties of less than 240,000 population. The Law plainly states quot the Legal fees of such Deputy quot or in other words the fees fixed by statute of such Deputy in counties with said population. There is Only one Surveyor in the state of Indiana to whom this Law applies and that is the Surveyor of Marion county who receives $3,000 per year for the services of two deputies. If i am working on this engineering work As the Surveyor of the county and my deputies Are serving As deputies i would like to Call or. Hendren s attention to the following Law which governs the compensation of the county Surveyor for work performed by his deputies in this county and counties of like size. I am referring to Section 9515 Burns r. S., 1914, which is As follows quot that All services now required of county surveyors by Law May be done by an regularly appointed Deputy county Surveyor who shall be a competent civil Engineer and the county surveyors appointing such Deputy shall be liable for the work done by said Deputy the same As if said work be done by himself and the county surveyors shall receive the same compensation for the services rendered by the said Deputy As though the work and labor was performed by i Vish to state that if i am serving As a Surveyor and my assistants As Deputy surveyors then this above Law applies in full Force. To show How unfair or. Hendren s ruling would be i wish to state that such a decision if followed would require me to furnish All deputies at actual Cost pay a part of their expenses and also carry an insurance on them. If this ruling a Ere carried out there would often be Days when the fees of the Surveyor a matter of notices and the work that goes with it mean a great Deal. Too often the printing office is looked upon As a sort of a Charity Bureau and that the editor is obliged to accommodate the general Public just to keep them in a Good humor and accept for his work the few dimes and Nickels the Public sees fit to donate to him. This is a mistake and a big one. The editor is not dependent nor is the average paper a Charity Bureau. The space in the average paper is its Stock in Trade and has just As much commercial value As does the the grocery merchant s goods upon his shelves and the average person would not even think of going into lii Iscoui. A grocery store and asking the pro would be absorbed m Payag the . To lenses and salaries of the deputies who work on straight time. Or. Hendren says that i said in Praetor to give him or her 25-cent s Worth of Rice sugar or Tea for nothing yet the Public does this very it quot foot Ucic thug with the newspaper Man and my former statement that the basis u a. I u act As though the editor should of the charges against me Are quot by implication quot and quot personal this is incorrect. What i said was that or. Hendren interpreted the Law quot by implication quot and quot personal in his statement to county surveyors on july 13, 1915, his statement is As follows quot the Laws relating to the compensation of the county Surveyor s Are somewhat follows this up in the fourth paragraph of his statement As follows quot it is therefore my opinion that the county Surveyor is not entitled to a per centum charge quot Etc. Thus you see the reason for my former statement. With or. Hendren assuming that his interpretation of an indefinite think it was an Honor to get to publish these free items that often Are of no interest to the Public. Often Many of the free items carry with them a neat Little piece of printing in the Way of announcement cards invitations programs or folders and these As a Rule in late years Are sent out of town to some other publication or some other concern where there is no earthly Chance to get before the people in a general Way. This condition should not exist and lodges churches clubs and other social organizations should take into consideration that to withhold the work that has with it a Small compensation and at the same time ask the editor to do his work for nothing is an imposition on Good nature. If the work is Worth Law was Correct i began an invest Money and the notices Are of a Gen gation and among other things i eral interest to the Public the news found that or. J. B. G. Short dem a paper office is the proper place to socratic Surveyor of Fountain county for the years 1913- 14, received thousands of dollars More for the year 1914 than was received by me in the same period of time. This was at a higher rate per Day and on a Fiat rate which or. Hendren declares is not in accordance with his take them As the paper is the medium that gets your meetings or your wants before the people. If you go to a lawyer for advice you pay him likewise the doctor and the merchant s and the editor is no less entitled to remuneration for All services rendered. From this Date on we will not publish any notices free for any Church important to we again Call the attention of every voter to the fact that if you do not Register on next monday october 9th, you will not be allowed to vote november 7th. Register next monday was Fifer of company p. Freeman of Douglas Arizona writes to James Anderson. James p. Freeman once a resident of Warren county now living in Douglas Arizona writes under Date of september 18, 1916, the following letter to his Friend and Comrade James Anderson. dear sir a through the kindness of my brother a. J. Freeman i am receiving the review Republican ably edited by j. Stephenson and through which i get Many items of interest to me. I see the names of Many of my old friends and comrades of the Long ago. But the majority of the people mentioned Are strangers to me. I left the Good old Hoosier state in 1898, and i have Only been Back once in that time on a Short visit. In the Issue of thursday september 7th, of the review i see the Call for the meeting of the battalion on september 23rd, 1916. As i cannot possibly be there i decided i would Send a letter to you and my old comrades to be read at your meeting in order that they May know that i am still living and in Good health and still Loyal to the old Flag that so Many gave their lives for and others suffered wounds. Interpretation. Yet the fact remains Logg or other organization for any that up to the time of writing this entertainment where there is an and statement or. Short has not yet a Mission charged and where such returned any of this sum. Nor has i Lodge or organization expects to suit been brought against him. Make Money by conducting meet another Case is that of or. George or entertain pts this Alsoto cml Udes cards of thanks for Sheehan democratic Surveyor a a charge 25 cents and Clay county who during 1914, was quot resolutions of condolence quot for working on a per cent basis which which we will charge 50 cents. These United states having lived 3 years in Nebraska 7 years in Missouri 7 years in Seattle wash., 2 years in Tuscon ariz., and 2 years on the ranch Here 8 Miles East of Douglas ariz., and the same distance from Mexico. We have one daughter in Montana one in Tuscon ariz., and my son and wife Are Here with us in charge of the ranch in the famous Sulphur Springs Valley with a very Fine climate where some things grow the year round if irrigated. Very Little Frost just enough to kill the leaves and fruit. We irrigated a few acres from our Well but depend on the annual rain fall in july August and september for raising the main crops. The soil of these Arizona valleys is very productive but As this is an arid coi mtr hit takes irrigation to make things grow. We Felt that we were a Little closer to Mexico during the late trouble than we cared for but we were not molested and Felt pretty Safe As there was a goodly number of Uncle Sam s boys Between us and the greasers. The Battle Between Villa and Calles just across the International line from Douglas was plainly heard by my folks i failed to hear it owing to my deafness. I see in the National Tribune that Congress passed the i Ashbrook Bill increasing the pen and As a result the other two boys had to return Home hungry or at least that is the Story that was in circulation on the streets Friday morning. The meeting however from a social and political standpoint was a decided Success and after the boys had got their fill of fish or. Billings made one of the greatest speeches of his life which was followed by a no less stirring and enthusiastic speech Denvered by j. Wesley Whicker of Attica. This meeting was one of the social get together kind that does a lot of Good that gets men interested in one another and leads them to see More clearly that they should be More interested in the political affairs that effect the entire e. Mim . Emory Marfian dropped de iwas subject to heart failure for several years . E. L. Butler assigned to Kings quot Avenue Church Indianapolis. And Many imprisonments that old Sions of the widows of soldiers with glory might wave Over a United country. I would dearly love to meet with you and the few remaining old veterans. Many of a which i knew that went out in the different regiments of the old 10th District. But Many of them have answered the last Roll Call and the few remaining Are now close to or past the al noted age Given to Man. Some of the comrades May not know where i am and perhaps forgotten me and How i look i will state that i am no Spring Chicken. I was born near Wagoner s Grove in old Warren county on the 9th of september 1845, and the 9th of this month passed my 71st mile Stone. I should have enjoyed the reunions of the 86th, 12th and other regiments and especially the reunion of the Persimmon brigade 115th, 116th, 117th and 118th Indiana regiments famous for their love of that detestable fruit the Persimmon and was dubbed by the old soldiers of the 9th corps Persimmon knockers. The appellation was appropriated by the brigade and we accepted the name As Persimmon brigade. Quot some of the boys of my company live in and around Williamsport. We were members of s. C. Fisher s company h., 116th ind. Inf., and some of those boys were experts at knocking persimmons among whom were Jake Sheffer Rube Beamer Rev Bowlus Obe Smith and others. After a few trials they could Tell a Ripe one from a Green of How i would like to meet them again and talk together of our Short experience of army life. While our service was Short compared with others we found it to be very strenuous while it lasted. But All feel proud of the fact that we had a hand in saving and perpetuating the very Best government on Earth. Which i am greatly pleased. But the age limit should not have been Over 60 years. Quot i will state to you that i still have the old Fife that i played in the army and if i could be with you old comrades i could play you a few of the old tunes that thrilled the hearts of the Soldier boys i would be Only too glad to do so although my fingers Are somewhat stiffer than they were in 63 and 64, caused from hard work and rheumatic. But i fear that none of you old comrades will Ever hear me play for we Are All nearing the time to pass Over the River to be at rest. I Hope and Pray that we All will meet where there will be no More parting. I Send a Soldier s greeting to All the comrades and also to friends and Hope you May have a Good joyous time. Yours in f. C. Amp l. Jas. Freeman Fifer of co. H., 116th Reg. Ind. a the fish . D. Billings John Ritenour and William Cowgill were present. As announced last week there was a big Republican quot fish Fry quot at Independence last thursday night at which there were about 150 Good old staunch republicans present and among whom was Hon. D. Billings John Ritenour William Cowgill Lloyd Mcferren and several others from this place whose names we did not learn. There was plenty of fish for everybody and say if there is anybody who likes fish better than Harley Billings you have to look outside of Warren county to find them. Every time quot Bill quot Cowgill or John Riten at the close of the m. E. Conference the ministers of the Crawfordsville District were assigned to their respective stations for the coming conference year. Rev. E. L. Butler who has been pastor of the m. E. Church in this place for the past two years was sent to Kings Avenue Church in Indianapolis. While we Are glad the Good brother has been promoted in his ministerial work yet we Are sorry to Loose him because was a Man in every sense of the term. He was a Good minister and worked hard for the interest of his Church. He endeared himself to the Young people because mingled with them and because of his kindly disposition. His Good wife too made friends by the score and their work Here in the interest of the Church and in their efforts to bring people to see the Joys and blessings of living a Christian life is worthy of emulation. He is succeeded Here by Rev. J. E. Mccloud who formerly preached at Boswell and Oxford and who comes to the Williamsport people highly recommended As a Christian gentleman. The following Are the various other appointments of nearby tows Attica j. G. Campbell Covington f. G. Howard Pence a. B. Simpson Pine Village j. Godwin West Lebanon a. Paul Reisen Veedersburg George b. Jones. In not a love flaking room. The ladies waiting room at the court House never was intended for a love making department or a lounging place for men. Only a Short time ago however there was a couple holding Forth in this room and were performing exactly As lovers Are supposed to do. They were saying soft silly things to one another and occasionally would make the matter More emphatic by a few kisses. Then on a latter Date another couple who do not live in town and who have troubles of their own because of relations that Are not in keeping with married people were found in this room the wife of another Man and the husband of another woman engaged in a deep and Earnest conversation. Perhaps there is nothing so radically wrong about men being in the room with their own wives for a Short time but As a matter of fact this room was never intended for a loafing place for men and More especially for men who desire to have Clandestine meetings with ladies other than their own families. Out of respect for the families of All parties thus connected the review Republican withholds the names but sooner or later some one will get Wise to this work and then it will be Public property if it is not discontinued. Our would get a fish on their plate. Since leaving the old Home state we Between whom our Friend Billings have seen a considerable area of sat at the table would grab it presbyterian Church services. Quot enter into his Gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with 100 4. 9 30 a. school. 10 30 p. services. Subject quot what christianity can do for the 6 00 p. Endeavor. Quot rally 7 00 p. service. Prayer meeting every wednesday night at 7 00 o clock. Bradner e. Wells pastor. Last Friday afternoon mrs. Emory c. Morgan who was formerly miss Belle Mcvicker died suddenly at her Home about 2h Miles North of Carbondale of heart trouble. Or. Morgan had gone across the Road to look after some work and. Was returning and when got near the door in which his wife was standing she called to him to come and get the baby stating that she Felt very queer. He took the baby and mrs. Morgan turned Ang started to the Telephone but before reaching it became almost exhausted and sat Down in a chair and before or. Morgan hardly had time to comprehend what was taking place heard his wife gasp her last breath. He went to her assistance at once and placing his hand Over her heart found that life was gone. He called a physician from Boswell who after examination stated that her death was due to heart failure. Then mrs a Morgan called the Coroner mrs a Stewart from this place and at the inquest rendered a verdict in keeping with the decision of the physician. The deceased was 32 years old and leaves to mourn her untimely death. A babe 9 months old and a bereaved husband besides a Large Circle of relatives and friends. The remains were taken to Boswell where the funeral services were held in the Christian Church sunday afternoon. Rev. Hole of Pine Village officiating assisted by Rev. Arthur of Boswell. Interment was made in the Boswell cemetery. Mrs. Morgan was s. Devoted Christian woman a dear Good wife and a devoted Mother she by her kindly acts and her Noble traits of character endeared herself to her neighbors and friends who Are bowed in sorrow because of her sudden going Endeavor rally. The Christian Endeavor society of the presbyterian Church will hold a quot special rally Day quot program sunday evening october 8, at a o clock. The Public is cordially invited. Following is the program Leader miss Ella Sutton. Subject quot my father s piano duet. Misses Edith Keister and Hazel Painter chorus quot the King s business quot by miss Mcdonald s and miss Clay Pool s sunday school classes with Organ and piano accompaniment. Presentation of the topic. Miss Marcia Meliv . Guy Sutton. Talk by the pastor quot How the Young Peoples society can help the Fellows District meeting. The Odd Fellows and Rebekah will hold a District meeting at Williamsport ind., november 1, 1916. The first degree will be exemplified Pence Lodge at night Cynthiana Rebekah Lodge will at the same time put on their degree. In the afternoon a Public meeting will be held followed by a round table meeting. Jesse Mcbeth g. M., it. Wayne Fred Steward g. P., of Washington ind., and miss Florence Mcgregor. It. Vernon president of the Rebekah Assembly will All be present and give a talk. All Odd Fellows and Rebekah plan to be with us on that Date. By order of his Job. Postmaster John Moliere of Kramer was a business visitor in the county seat monday. John says likes his Job of Licking Stamps Alli right and especially when some winsome girl pokes her head up to the window and says quot please or. Moliere would like you to stamp this for then John bows and scrapes and with a smile that reaches around to the Back of his head begins his operation licks the envelopes licks the Stamps and threatens to lick any Man who Butts in while is thus engaged. L n. Statzell made a business trip to Lafayette tuesday

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