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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - October 12, 1916, Williamsport, IndianaWarren county july 16 14 devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county new series yol. Iii. Williamsport Wabrek is county Pothana thursday october 12, 1916. Number i Covington Bank robbery. After running Battle with posse daring robbers were captured and Money restored. A gun in the hands of Cufford Martin is believed to have been the one which winged Dickson. The men seeing that capture was certain gave up and were placed in the Covington county jail where later they confessed to having other fire arms hidden away. The prisoners were arraigned be again after a Lull of two weeks our sister town to the South Covington bobs up with another big Fig egg Schoonover the morning sensation in the Way of a Bank Rob ? after the robbery and upon a plea of Bery which was committed in Broad 1 guilty were Given from five to four Daylight by a couple of bold hold-1 go years each Dickson being sent up men who entered the citizens a Michigan City and Crescent to state Bank at the noon hour last Jeffersonville. Friday and got away with $1,250.00 it was just about eighteen hours in Cash. J after the robbery that the bandits William Dickson 28, from some received their sentence in the Cir Little town in Canada and Walter Crescent 17, of Detroit mich., were captured in the Woods South of Cov-1 in ton Friday afternoon in a run j Cuit court of Fountain county. A generous people. Ning gun fight with a posse follow a a go go Inq go another when ing the most daring Daylight Bank robbery reported in a decade. Dickson is suffering from gunshot wounds in the face but is not seriously Hurt. The citizens state Bank which was robbed of about $1,250.00, has checked up and found that every cent of the Cash stolen was recovered. S. P. Gray cashier is suffering from dangerous cuts and bruises about the head reminders of the half dozen taps with a Black Jack which the robbers found necessary to administer to put him out of commission. Planned affair. In talking after their arrest the two robbers stated that they had come to Covington from Danville on thursday and had planned the the affair. They then returned to Danville where they had been making a week s visit quot picking up Points on banking quot for the night. Returning Friday afternoon at 12 30 o clock they kept the Bank under surveillance. At last the Opportunity for which they had been looking came. John and Worth Reed president and vice president respectively of the Bank were not in town John sat Terett assistant cashier was out on an errand miss Lura Ward had likewise left the building to go up town. This left s. P. Gray the cashier in the Bank alone. Quick work. The men walked into the front door of the Bank. Before the cashier realized a hat Vas happening both of them were behind the counter. He had no Chance to reach for a gun. Dickson rushed him striking him Over the head with a Black Jack. Although stunned the cashier saw Crescent making for the Cash drawer and he interposed his body sparring for time and hoping that someone would come in. The robbers realizing their danger did t mince matters. They rained blows upon Gray s head until he fell to the floor unconscious. They then grabbed a huge bundle of Bills and gathered up All the Loose Bills they could find. Sounded alarm. While they were thus engaged miss Ward returned. From the front door of the Bank she saw that something was wrong and she at once screamed for help. The men rushed through the rear door of the Bank into an Alley and headed East toward Liberty Street. Although at first almost overcome with fright miss Ward recovered within an instant. She followed the men into the Alley and ran behind them to the Liberty Street Corner. As the robbers turned into Liberty Street one of them dropped the largest bundle of Bills containing about $1,000.00. Miss Ward picked this up and kept after the fleeing robbers. She saw them Cross the big four tracks near the elevator and head southward toward the Woods. The territory into which they fled is Low and swampy much of the year. The Woods is rather thick and filled with underbrush. Posse on Job. By the time the men disappeared into the Woods quite a crowd had gathered and an armed posse led by chief of police John l. Glover and other officers was almost immediately on the Trail. Some of the leaders exchanged shots with the robbers who were armed with a 32-calibre Winchester pump gun and two revolvers before they entered the deeper part of the overtakes them. Two or three weeks ago John t. Mckinzie had the misfortune to Loose his barn by fire the direct cause being a stroke of lightning which set it on fire and he having no Way by which to subdue the flames was forced to stand by and see it consumed together with a Quantity of Hay some Corn and nearly All his farming implements. John is not one of those Fellows to sit Down and cry Over things that Are inevitable but he immediately went to work to devise Means and plans to erect a new barn to shelter his Stock and trusted to Providence to not Deal too harshly with him in his adversity. His neighbors however noted that or. Mckinzie s loss was weighing him Down pretty heavily and they also noted that he was t making any pitiful Mouth about it and without his knowledge a party of his neighbors headed by Tobe Barr started a subscription paper to help him out of his trouble and the True spirit of neighbourly love was exemplified on every hand As those who had the work in charge succeeded in securing $167.00, which they turned Over to or. Mckinzie. They even done More than this they those of them that had time took a Day off and helped him haul the lumber. This done Thev realized it Cost Money to hire carpenters and to save him this expense each of them donated a Day or More of labor and stayed with the Job until the barn was up. John Mckinzie in life had no Little bad Luck in years gone by but through it All he has been a Man of his word and there is no Man living who can say John Mckinzie is not honest. His wife is a Christian woman and does a great Deal of work in the churches at Independence and Winthrop and these two Points John s honorable record and his wife s Christian Faith Are in a measure responsible for the action of his Farmer neighbors. It pays to be honest and it pays to be a Christian in All stages of holds poll shows Republican strength in Indiana. For a month the new York Herald the Cincinnati enquirer and a Syndicate of metropolitan newspapers has been engaged in conducting a secret poll of voters in 22 states. The results show an unmistakable Drift in All sections of the country towards the Republican party. In taking this poll there is no discrimination. All sections Are canvassed As Are All classes of voters Farmers Labouring men and business men. Regarding the situation in Indiana the Cincinnati enquirer carried the following in a recent sunday s Issue quot Hughes increased his Lead in Indiana and now has a majority of 219 votes of 1,736 tabulated. All signs Point to the Republican candidate receiving the electoral vote of this state in november. It is in Indiana the return of the progressives to the Republican ranks is the most marked. The returns also show Hughes is cutting heavily into the Wilson vote of 1912, at the same time retaining the Taft strength of four years ago. The Indiana vote last week was a representative one extending into Many sections of the state and embracing All lines of Endeavor. The Farmers were Well represented in the polls taken at county fairs while several Small cities were included in the canvass. Indiana is favourable to Hughes from the secret canvass of voters in different subdivisions of the state taken during the last three weeks. The Republican candidate has increased steadily his Lead at the outset of the poll and is reaping the Advance of progressives and democrats in 1912 who Are flocking to his Standard. His candidacy has met with favor in every Section of the state in which Straw ballots have been distributed and he emerges from a third week of the canvass with a majority that indicates tie will carry the state Over his democratic opponent. The vote has been taken in Large cities towns and centers or Rural populations All with the same general result indicative of prevailing Hughes sentiment. Bankers business men labourers and Farmers have been included in the poll. The same districts show Goodrich Republican for governor leading Adair Democrat by a decisive perhaps a Little Money but when we consider the importance of the occasion and what it Means to the present generation now in school who of you can refuse to do his or her part in helping to make this one of the most eventful Days in the history of Warren county will a Wood addresses big crowd we Are just one year older. He went to the House they pushed a him from the porch and set the dog on More than a Quarter of a Century we have been at the enthusiastic Republican meeting at Boswell saturday came near Mcferren has an exciting experience. Last Friday while driving in the country in the neighbourhood of the Hooker school House Lloyd Mcferren in company with James Haslet and William Hurst had an experience they Don t care to repeat. They were driving along chatting and having a Good time when they heard a vigorous honking of an Auto behind them and on looking around saw that the top of the Auto was on fire. They stopped the car and after a vigorous Battle for a few moments had the top torn off and the fire put out. How the top got on fire is a mystery but Lloyd believes it either caught from Sparks from a pipe or from a flame shooting out of the exhaust pipe. At any rate it was a narrow escape from having his car consumed by m Centennial s Date has been fixed for november 10th.Republican speaking. Hon. James e. Watson Republican candidate for United states senator will speak at the Victoria theatre in Lafayette to Morrow Friday night october 13. Williamsport should arrange to Send a Large delegation to Lafayette on that evening to hear or. Watson. Now that county superintendent Harry Evans has fixed the Date for the Celebration of Indiana s admission into statehood the people should United with him and the school children in perfecting plans to make this one of the Best celebrations in the county. Williamsport is entitled to a big demonstration first because it is the Capitol of the county and second because we have More school children in a body and More people to do the things which need to be done toward having a demonstration of this kind. In some vacant room or in the school building All the old relics such As lanterns spinning wheels braces and bits old guns old time dresses Saitow Heads Early newspapers books etc., could be placed and arranged in such a manner that they would be of great interest to a Large number of our childen and to some of the older people As Well. To make it More unique old songs could be Sung old readings recited and people costumed in old fashioned Way which would also add great interest to the Celebration and be an entertaining feature. If the weather at this time should Chance to be favourable it would also add to the interest of the Celebration to have a Parade headed by a band followed by the schoolchildren with now and then a decorated float to break the Monotony of a it will take some work and congressman will r. Wood was the chief speaker at a rousing and enthusiastic meeting held in Boswell last saturday evening at which there was present about 500 persons among whom All parties were represented. Or. Wood s address dealt squarely with the issues prominent before the people in the present Campaign and from the Way he dealt out blow after blow which caused the Flimsy and misguided administration to quiver and tremble and the argument presented could not help but be convincing even to a doubting voter. He explained that just so Long As democracy was permitted to be in the Saddle there would be a sectional line drawn Between the North and South whereby a major portion of the appropriations made by a democratic Congress almost always and without exception Are in favor of the South. He took up Wilson s mexican policy and told his auditors that or. Taft during his administration placed an embargo on arms and ammunition so far As the mexicans were concerned but that in a Short time after or. Wilson became president he lifted this embargo and allowed this government to furnish Mexico with arms ammunition with which to Slaughter american citizens. Passing Froni this he took the protective ta/.1 policy and cited the incident As an example that if we buy what we consume in our Home markets under a protective Tariff we have both the Money and the goods and american labor has received a fair and living wage for its production but on the other hand if we buy our goods under a free Trade Poncy that is now predominant the other country has the Money and it is True we have the goods together with a big army of Idle men while foreign labor has our Money. He took up the mistakes one by one of the present administration and Laid them Bare to his audience in such a Plain and concise manner that there was none but what could easily understand that it would be a mistake to continue this administration in Power because said or. Wood quot the policies Are detrimental to Good government and also that if it were not now for the european War this United states would to Day be in the grip of the worst panic it Ever in concluding his address he declared that the present Prosperity was a delusion and a snare that it created a false impression and that it was built up on blood shed the destruction property and the suffering of thousands upon thousands of helpless women and children. With this Issue of the review i Republican we enter upon our third year of the Congo Dation of the old Warren Republican which was established in 1844 and the i Warren review which was established in 1891. If we were to go Back Over the history of the Republican from the time it was established and bring it Down to the time that the Hon. John Gregory owned and edited it when we worked on the paper As a journeymen Printer it would no doubt make very interesting Reading from the fact that printing some fifty or sixty years ago Vas vastly different from what it is to Day. But suffice to say that we have spent nearly All our life time in a printing office during which time we have been at the Helm of the Warren review now a part of the old Republican for More than a Quarter of a Century and in those past years there Are some pleasant memories which Are also mingled with a few that Are in the unpleasant class. Sometimes it would seem that All the world was against us and our efforts but just when the Cloud would become the blackest the Sun would burst Forth and adversity would flee before its Bright rays and we would take on new cd Urage and redouble our efforts. The business men of Williamsport and our friends Over this and adjoining counties took note of our efforts to edit and publish for them the Best paper possible and they came to our Rescue. They gave us their business and the country folks their subscription and because of this patronage from All sources we have been enabled to keep the paper going and we Are truly thankful for and highly appreciate All favors that have been shown us for it is due this fact that we have been successful. As a matter of fact our interests Are Mutual. We Are All interested in the growth and advancement of Williamsport. We Are All boosters or should be and if the paper can by any saying increase the business of Williamsport s merchants we Are glad of the Opportunity and ready to give our services and if the merchants can by their influence direct any business to us no matter How Small we assure you we will appreciate it. Let us during the next year get closer in league with the other lets become so closely Allied in a business Way that at the close of another year we can look Back Over it and note a Large increased business in channels and on Alliance in business circles that cannot be broken. He has since been in the Hospital recovering from the effects of the fall and attack of the dog. Such was the Story related last Friday during the preliminary hearing before Justice Parker. The Twe women denied the charges and stated that they could prove their innocence when the trial occurs elect red another Sei of officers a Strong Effort will be Mape to build up the Christian Bible anniversary of Chicago fire mrs o Leary s cow kicked the lantern Over forty five years ago last monday just forty five years ago monday october 9, mrs. O Leary s cow kicked Over a lantern in the o Leary barn in Chicago and started the greatest conflagration in the history of that City and the biggest fire up to that time that had Ever occurred in the United states. Old time residents of this county recall the big Chicago fire and there Are still living in this City several persons who visited Chicago to View the devastation caused by the flames which raged for several Days and wiped out the entire business District Chicago was then a town of Only a few thousand inhabitants. According to an old resident of this county this Section was covered by a pall of dense smoke during the Chicago fire for several Days Way �0 get Rio of husband knocked him off the porch and set Bull dog on him. Some two weeks ago a set of officers were elected to take charge of the Christian Bible school but for reasons better known to themselves., they refused to act and on last sunday another set of officers were elected who have expressed a determination to do All they can to make the Bible school much better than it has been in past years. The officers elected Are As follows superintendent a. C. Odle. Asst. Superintendent a a. H. Warrick. Secretary Helen Delaney. Asst. Secretary Marguerite Prather. Treasurer mrs. Cobe Marlatt choristers Kate Trott pianist Ruby Kiger. Asst. shannoe., librarian Gilbert salts. Next sunday is to Mark the beginning of a new Era in sunday school work in the Christian Bible school and Church and the superintendent with his new corps of officers desire that every member of the Church and every member of the Bible school be an awful Village just simply walked m Over Elwood. That his wife married him for the Sake of his pension and then mistreated and discarded him because she was not Given every cent of his Money Are the charges made against Emma Rene by Michael Rene aged member of the Danville soldiers Home. A warrant charging assault and Battery was sworn out Friday before Justice a1 Parker against Tressa Henderson 422 East Van Buren Street who Rene alleges instigated his wife to treat him As she did and then kept her at the Henderson Home when he called at the Henderson House and that the dog caused injuries to him from which he has been in the Home Hospital for some time. In proof of his statement he showed a badly lacerated leg where the dog bit him. Rene who is 85 years of age stated that his wife who is 42 years of age induced him to marry her several months ago and that they then went to Williamsport ind., from which place his wife came to Danville when he refused to give her All of his pension. He followed her in the Henderson place. When Pine Village has the fastest and most powerful Independent football team in the state of Indiana or at least judging from last year s work and from the work they have done already this year it would look thai Way. They trounced the Elwood a c. Team at Pine Village last sunday by a score of 66 to 0. In speaking of the awful Slaughter an Indianapolis paper who had a correspondent on the ground to witness the game. Makes the following comment quot it was a Case of Elwood being outclassed. Pete Morgan former Butler College halfback was in the Elwood lineup and last night Pete appeared to have gone through a threshing machine. However Pete says it was not All done by the Pine Village players but that part of his troubles occurred in Mulberry last night. Pete and two other Elwood football players were return ing to Elwood in an automobile when the car in which they were Riding was struck by another automobile and wrecked. All three me were bruised but not seriously injured. They finished the return trip by hold adjourned session. Judge Berr it for the accommodation of some of the cases in the september term of the circuit court that were not finished will hold an adjourned term on monday october 16, 1916, and from Day to Day thereafter until All indisposed of business of the aforesaid term has been disposed of that comes under this Church services. 9 30 a. . 10 30 a. M. A preaching services. 6 00 p. league. 7 00 p. services., prayer meeting every wedge sask night at 7 00 o clock. J. E. Mccloud pastor Joseph Borders and wife were in Boswell saturday evening and at tended the Republican speaking Ai which will r. Wood delivered the address. Mrs. Borders remained Over sunday and spent the Day with r. W. Alexander and or. Borders returned and attended the funeral of the late or. Hess which occurred sunday

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