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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - October 16, 1919, Williamsport, Indiana The review Kew volume leading paper of Warren county Williamsport in Diana Wae Rex Cut Jonty thursday october 1919, imm issued for $2,444.32 suit 1�zkolght by the state Board of accounts for 1917 Traci the state Board of accounts Hare filed suit for collection of $3,-444.32 from sex trustee de a. Wurtsbaugh of Steuben township. The suit is the result of the attempt to build a news room school House at Marshfield during the time or. Wurts Brough was trustee. How the Case will be settled remains to be seen. It will be remembered that proceedings began in 1917 for the erection of an a Rooni school House and Bonds sold to the Fletcher american National Bank at Indianapolis in the amount of 35,486.70. June a bids were receive Phi and con awarded which afterwards were yield to be illegal by the state Board of accounts for the in Ison that bids were not opened in tie preset ice of bidders and tax payers. After notice bids were again received on july 16, 1917, and contract awarded totalling .?37,710.00. At the sept. Term 1917, of the Warren circuit court in the Case of Chandi ret la is st, school 1 a Vasilii al the court findings show the Bond Issue and contracts entered into to be illegal and void and lii at tie defendants a it i enjoined from further proceedings in the construction of the school build it in at a Rar iii eld. A a result of the court s findings the school Bonds in tie amount of $34,900 were redeemed. Paying interest on same at i he Rale of 4 per cent which am anted to s1,24s.g5. On july 14., 1917, a site Foi proposed school was purchased As a result of the Cour finding the p Price ?9 50 was to Ine township fund on 191s. The trustee s residence in Field was destroyed by fire on dec. 1, 1917, and he said several records checks vouchers etc., were destroyed. The two room Frame school building in Marshfield was destroyed by fire on or about March 7,191s. After the advisory Board auth oried the trustee to hav3 plans and specifications made for a new school building. On aug. 3, if is a meeting was held for the purpose of i receiving bids for a new school building and bids wore Talicen Luule advisement until sept. 5 i91 i. At Wirich time the advisory Board pro need i to be the c Mai ant. I l of feedings were instituted by the taxpayers for an injunction. Said suit went 10 the Superior court of Tippecanoe county on a change of venue. On Lay 26, 1919, the Couit rendered a judgment holding the Ccu tracts illegal and void and granted a perpetual injunction from future proceedings in the construction of said school building for the reason that the record did not show an emergency existed for the construction of a school building that no funds were available that no provisions had been made to provide funds and and that no appropriation made. Special notice All members and others who Are interested in the Pike township or West Lebanon red Cross organization Are requested to come to the Assembly room of the West Lebanon Library on saturday october 18. At 3 o clock p. M. This meeting is for the transaction of important business beside the election of officers for the ensuing year. By order of the county chairman. Anna f. Crone. Sec y.xu3 ber 2 a staggering assertion the but returned Jan. 30. Mars i Surprise birthday dinner friends and relatives gathered at the Home of mrs. Kathryn Hetrick sunday with Well filled baskets and gently reminded her of her 71st birthday which is october 14. The writer cannot find words to express Kathryn s Surprise when she saw the crowd lined up and marching into her House each carrying something Good to eat. The dining table was made full length and soon the baskets were unloaded and the contents on it. It was then that the table began groaning under its weight and if it had t been an extra Strong built table it surely would have weakened and no telling what the result would have been. After 33 hungry persons had been seated at the table and eaten until they hardly knew what their names were there was More food to store Back in the baskets and taken Home for supper. Kathryn was the recipient of Many Nice presents. Those present were or. And mrs. John Beason mrs. Ora m. Pearson or. And mrs. Joseph Conner or. And mrs. Manson Fink or. And mrs. Charles a. Hetrick or. And mrs. Lige Stewart the misses Frances Fink Marie Elsie Dorothy and thelm a Pearson Golda Beason Helen Conner Kathlyn Christine and Anabel Hetrick Anna and Dorothy Stewart messes. Bryan and Lawrence Beason Archie Eugene and Clint Conner Fred Floyd Andrew and Jacob Hetrick and Charles Fink. There were four generations present. Late in the evening All departed wishing Kathryn Many More Happy birthdays. One who was there. Elm will Hebold co Safe and fixtures were removed to i Fannie b. Carter and the Donovan room last of the . P. Nelson tie Dat Ridge farm Illinois exciting Chase followed Jesse Swisher Williamsport Man to make Home Jesse Swisher the son of Jacob Frankfort and Clarissa Swisher was born april i Leo Stephens has accepted a Posi-19, 1842, near West Lebanon in a to on with the abstract department Diana at which place he received of the citizens loan and Trust com state tax Levy 18 cents the new tax Levy for Indiana was set at 18 cents by the state Board of tax commissioners at Indianapolis . The old tax was .35.1, which does not include the ten cent Levy for the state Highway commission provided for under the old Law. His education. While yet a boy he began herding cattle on the Prairies of Warren county and followed that occupation for eight years. Early in 1863 he enlisted his services for his country in co. F. 72nd regiment ind. Vols., and served until the close of the War. On january 25,1871, he was United in marriage with Martha Mcintosh who passed to the great beyond March 24,1919. To this Union was born three children Elvessa Ringel of Columbia City Clyde of Lamar Missouri and Lester of West Lebanon ind. The subject of this sketch was a successful Farmer and spent All his life in Warren county this state until Early in june when he went to make his Home with his daughter. He was a member of the Christian Church and a highly respected citizen of his Home county. He passed away at 11 40 Friday morning october 10, 1919, and leaves to mourn his loss his three children two Sisters and three Brothers besides a great number of relatives and friends. He was Laid to rest beside his beloved wife at West Lebanon ind. Had been Lynx Rvssell goes into Siple sent business we received a card last a Levi from mrs. Flynn Maissell asking us to change their address on the review Republican from i Monticello to Lowell ind. Mrs. Russell stated Flynn had gone into the implement business at the latter place and that they would make that place their future Home. Home coming a Home coming Wii be held at Locust Grove Church on sunday oct. 19, 1919. Everybody invited to come and bring we filled baskets. Special music will be provided or the occasion. Box supper there will be a Box supper at the Mathis school Friday oct. 24. Helen Delaries teacher. Box supper there will be a Box supper at the Center school on Friday oct. 17, .1919. Ruby Carter teacher. Test of Road tax Law the Bartholomew county com the eighteen cents is the new tax missioners last week ordered the Levy for All state purposes. The levies for All state governments is in addition to this and varies in counties townships and corporations. The state Board is engaged in fixing the rate in each tax unit in the state. Corwin Colvert dead Corwin Colvert who for the past few years conducted a furniture store in Attica under the firm name of Rohlfing amp Colvert died at his Home in Attica tuesday night of last week from the effects of cancer or. Colvert had been a patient sufferer since Early last Spring. He leaves to mourn his loss s wife and two children also three Brothers William Armstrong and Charles. The funeral was conducted saturday afternoon at three o clock at the family . Jacob Hess mrs. Jacob Hess died sunday afternoon at her Home in Attica from the infirmities of old age. She was born in Alsace Lorraine 77 years ago last june and was the last of a family of ten children. She was the widow of the late Jacob Hess of Attica and had lived in Attica nearly All her life. Or. Hess was formerly a partner in the Hess amp Harvey Wagon factory in that City and was widely known in this county. Sale of $70,000 Worth of gravel Road Bonds. The state Board of tax commissioners previously refused to authorize the Sale of Bonds and this action on the part of the commissioners is to make a possible suit to test the constitutionality of a the new tax Law. As soon As the Bonds Are advertised for Sale a suit will be hied in that court to enjoin j the commissioners from Selling the Bonds on the grounds that the Sale was not authorized by the state tax Board. Pany of Frankfort and reported for duty october 1. He will remain with the company getting acquainted with the abstract department of the Bank until the first of the year when he will take charge of the work succeeding Elmer e. Sheridan who will become county clerk. Or. Stepens who is 30 years of age recently returned from overseas duty where he served As paymaster in the quartermaster corps. In going to the citizens loan and Trust company he will be no stranger in abstract work. For More than ten years he has been engaged in abstract work in Williams port where he was associated in business with his father j. C. Stephens. Other than 18 months spent in France he has constantly been in the real estate and abstract work and will prove a valuable Man in the work he is to handle for the Well known banking House of Frankfort Indiana suffragists ask extra session Assembly Indiana suffragists will again work toward the calling of a special session of the legislature it was decided at a state Board meeting of the woman s franchise league saturday in Indianapolis. In discussion it was brought out that the sentiment through the state was strongly in favor of such a move and that there was no reason in their opinion Why a session should not be called Early in january As at that time the slate would be practically cleared of any pressing business to interfere with such action. The carpenters began work last i saturday afternoon in removing the Safe and fixtures of the Warren county Bank and placing them temporarily in the old a. B. Donovan drug store room. The Bank will occupy this room during the rebuilding of their rooms which will take probably about six months to Complete. The Bank officials expect to make extensive improvements in their banking House after its completion they will have a modern and up to Date place of business. The improvements to be made will consist mainly in the addition of the adjoining room formerly occupied by the red Cross the partition removed thus making the two rooms in one Large room. The contract for the exterior work was awarded to the Clark construction co., of Danville who will build a new front consisting of Bedford Stone. They begun their work tuesday. The contract for the Interior improvement was awarded to the st. Louis Bank and furniture equipment co. And the Interior will be finished with Marble. There will be a ladies private waiting room constructed in the front part of the building. A modern burglar proof vault will be installed and will be one of the Best in this part of the state thus insuring the Bank patrons against burglars. It is believed the work will be completed in about five months. This will give Williamsport another Bank to be proud fire last thursday the fire alarm was sounded shortly after noon last thursday and the company responded to a Call from Charles Crow s residence in old town. The Root caught fire from a defective flue. The flames were extinguished by a few buckets full of water before the fire company arrived. Very Little damage was done. A a what did we get out of the War our reporter heard two men talking on the Street a Day or two ago. One asked the other Quot what did we get out of the War Quot the other replied Quot we got the flu and since we come to think about it we guess that was about All and wonder if it was Worth while. An old fashioned party an old fashioned party will be Given at Community Hall on Friday evening october 17, beginning at 8 30 o clock. Wear your most old fashioned clothes and come for an old fashioned Good time. There will be old fashioned music old fashioned amusements and old fashioned refreshments. Pumpkin pies and doughnuts and Coffee like grandmother used to have. A prize will be Given for the Best old fashioned costume. Admission 50 cents which includes refreshments and All. Everybody is . Mail Carrier buys property or. And mrs. Jake Marlatt have sold their residence property on West third Street to w. E. Kerst Rural mail Carrier on route one from this City consideration being $1,025, or. Kerst moved into his new Home last thursday. If you want to by a farm see l. D. Etnire at the recorders office of preachers salaries go up to meet the High Cost of living there is a general raise in the preachers salaries. As a Dollar four years ago is Worth but 45 cents now the churches Are making an Effort to make up for a part of this deficiency by increasing salaries. Many Young men Are tempted to accept other Fields of labor in order to get a proper support. The following Are some increases in salary in some neighbouring methodist churches Crawfordsville increased from $2,000 to $3,000. Rockville from $1,200 to $1,800. Clinton from $1,500 to $1,800. Oxford from $1,100 to $1,600. Otterbein from $1,200 to $1,700. West Point from $900 to $1,500. Buck Creek and Radnor from $700 to $1,500. All these churches also furnish Good parsonage. It appears that the country churches and those in Small towns Are now paying As much or More than some City churches were two years ago. A new definition we were always under the in i pression that Quot a. E. stood for american expeditionary Force but saturday our Friend Howard Campbell of the five Points neighbourhood was in our office last saturday and told us we were mistaken and that it stood for Quot after England this we think is a very Good definition. From the Newport Hoosier state wednesday october a Leslie p. Nelson West Side grocer and miss Fannie Carter his clerk were married sunday afternoon at Ridge farm iii by Rev. Newlin a Friend minister following a 20-mile exciting race in an automobile to avoid uninvited guests. Or. Nelson and miss Carter had planned to leave Newport quietly in a machine a 3 o clock sunday afternoon october ,5 1919, accompanied by Roy Fortner and miss Melva car Mack for Ridge farm and be quietly married. The time and place were known Only by them until a Short time before the hour set for departure when mrs. B. H. Davis sister of the Bride Learned they were to be spliced that Day. Going to a neighbor she telephoned her cousins or. And mrs. J. H. Stephenson of Williamsport to Quot come the laconic message was understood. They did not have time to Don their evening suits. Employing the fastest Driver in the county capital of Warren county Frank said to be the equal of Ralph de Palma they seeded to Newport just in time to get mrs. Davis into the car and give Chase to the bridal party who left in a round about Way in an Effort to lose the pursuers but they were out of Luck the Haynes with Fox at the wheel and sufficient nerve to Quot step on her Quot never lost sight of the bridal party. The speedometer at times registered 45 Miles an hour. The roads were rough and some of the party returned with bumps As big As Hen eggs on their Heads the result of coming in Contact with the bows of the top. After an unsuccessful attempt to lose the chasers in Ridge farm the bridal party pulled up to the Home of the Friend minister where the nuptial knot was tied witnessed by the pursuers. Engagement announced or. And mrs. James m. Rhode of Winthrop announce the engagement of their daughter Cecelia to Leo Hunter son of or. And mrs. James m. Hunter living near Judy Ville. The marriage will take place some time this month. The Young people Are Well known in Williamsport. World live Stock Normal then Why meat prices Washington oct. 10.�?the world s Supply of cattle sheep and Swine is approximately what it was at the outbreak of the european War according to a i Epert today by the Decol. J. E. Macklin Here. Col. James e. Macklin retired army officer with four medals for conspicuous service in four different wars was Here and at Indianapolis last week to renew his acquaintance with former Indiana comrades. Col. Macklin s Home is los Angeles California and the colonel s wife visited relatives at this place while he was in Indianapolis. Col. Macklin retired from the army in 1906. After serving with distinction in the civil War the subsequent War with the Sioux indians and in the War with Spain and in the Philippines. Col. Macklin has but one regret. Quot looking Back Over my military career Quot the colonel said Quot there is but one disappointing thought i did not get to help whip col Macklin was lieutenant colonel of the 3rd infantry through an alaskan Campaign More than ten years ago returning to the states As colonel of the 4th infantry. On his retirement he was Breve ted a brigadier general. The colonel was with a detachment under Gen. Nelson a. Miles when sitting Bull chieftain of the Sioux was pursued to his Lair and captured. He was with Gen. Terry and among the first United states troops to arrive at the scene of the Custer massacre at the Little big Horn in 1876.Cane a curiosity Rev. W. S. Houchins of West Lebanon has a curiosity in the Way of a Cane. It is made from the Backbone of a shark which was captured in the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana. The Vertebra is round with two Little Oblong openings on each Side. The sections of the Vertebra Are not quite an Inch Long so there Are probably 40 sections in the Cane. In order to hold them together Rev. Houchins had a steel umbrella Rod run through the entire length with a Ferrule on one end and a Sil apartment of agriculture. Losses in do Usu Western Europe have been balanced ver head bearing his initials at the by Gams in other countries. Top

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