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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - October 19, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana Warred county july 16 14 devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren Goun tyo new series vol. Iii. Williamsfoot Warken county Ishaka thursday october 19, 1916. Number 2beginning to retrograde Erom High ideals is the country going mad a Are men becoming so absorbed and so greedy for a morsel of popularly that they Are ready at any Cost to recognize those who would have destroyed this nation a Tillman would is the country going mad is it Nold turned traitor to this country possible that we As a people an in Washington did not suggest that he Tell Igent people have become in be pensioned. England for whom bed with the struggle for popular he turned traitor did not pension Ity that we lose to All sense of duty him but on the contrary they hated and patriotism to it possible that and despised him. This country will sit idly by and see the Union Soldier was More Gen the Public funds voted out As pen Erous and More considerate after Sions to Confederate soldiers and the War than England he was ready and their widows too if you please to Aid his fallen Southern Friend to the very men who aspired to de a degree of helping him build up stroy this Union and to the a Omen his Home and improve his country who abetted them in this Effort. 1 but when it comes to pen Sioning the does not j him for what he did in 1861 and 65, wish to fight Over again the rebel which is but a Little removed from lion neither does it want to wave the actions of Benedict Arnold he the quot bloody shirt quot but when its at once puts upon it the stamp of editor is handed a pamphlet a record of Congress and we read that on february 11, 1916, Hon. John n. Tillman of Arkansas the land of the quot razor Back hogs quot introduced before that August body the following Bill and asks that it be recognized and enacted As a Law and disapproval. In the late rebellion the Northern Democrat fought shoulder to shoulder with his fellow Republican. In Battle line political differences were forgotten. In the g. A. R. Lodge room they Are forgotten and when we come to a place of standing the Southern Democrat 7 be misled by false stories. Gasoline thieves at work again. Weigh every question Well before you take action. Broke lock on the tank at the Hess garage and helped themselves. Placed upon record As a Law then beside the Northern Democrat we the editor believes that it is time to find that they Are widely separated Rise up and smite the Bill As you would a Viper which is an insult to All Union soldiers. The Bill which or. Tillman would have enacted As a Law is As follows quot a Bill h. R. 478 to pay to Confederate soldiers and to the widows of Confederate soldiers $500 and $30 per month during the remainder of their lives. Quot be it enacted etc., that upon the passage of this act there shall be paid to each Soldier who served in the Confederate army and to the widow of any Confederate Soldier the sum of $500, and that in addition to such payment such soldiers and such widows shall be paid quarterly the sum of s30 per month each during the remainder of their lives. Quot Sec. 2. That this act shall be administered by the United states pension office. Quot Sec. 3. That to carry out the provisions of this act the sum of $100,000,000 be and the same is hereby appropriated. Quot Sec. 4. That this act shall be in Force from and after its Mark you my Soldier that this Bill carries with it the handsome sum of s500 As a sort of a birthday present followed by $30 a month or $90 a Quarter thereafter during life because they did All in their Power for four Long years to kill you to destroy the Union and to tear from the Flag staff the stars and stripes. Nor is this ally till so far As policies Are concerned. The Northern Democrat be he a Soldier or not is just As Loyal to Day to quot old glory quot and to the Northland As he Vas in the Days of the rebellion. He stands out pre eminent for Good government for one Flag and for a United country and he opposes just As strongly the action of or. Tillman As does his Republican brother who was a Soldier in the North. If the South desires to pension her soldiers we say Aye and amen but let each Southern state do this work from her own Treasury. There is no question but what these men were Loyal to their country and did valiant service but for All that they were in the wrong they sought to destroy this Union and now Honor Bright do you believe my Northern Friend be you Democrat or Republican that we Are duty bound out of mercy or pity or any other cause to take from the Treasury Money that you helped to place there and pay these self same men who would have destroyed you destroyed your Home your family and your country if needs be to accomplish the institution of a Southern Republic. Bringing this matter Down to a political standpoint of View it is High time that the republicans and the demo rats of the North a Ere becoming Man wants Vou to pay them and he Nore closely Allied on questions of this kid and that they work to wants you help them for starving your comrades in Andersonville and Libby prisons. When Benedict Argether to Weed out such dangerous men As Tillman who now occupies a place in the Halls of first up went to , d. Billings is very strongly opposed to Chicken stealing. Monday while judge Berry was Here hold intr a special session of court Hon. H. D. Billings went to Fowler to continue the regular session of the Benton circuit court. After court had been called to order the first Case on the docket was that of Moses Budreau a Frenchman who was charged with stealing chickens. Judge Billings has always been strongly opposed to the habit of Chicken stealing and As evidence was being produced he still maintained the opinion that a fellow who practice this sort of work should be punished. The evidence in the Case was like this Budreau along about 2 o clock sunday morning went to judge Berry s farm within h mile of Fowler and while his Berry s tenant Theodore Johnson was peacefully sleeping entered the Johnson Hennery and took therefrom 72 Fine chickens. The thief did this so easily and quietly that there was not even a cackle or squawk among the feathered tribe. Having secured All the chickens in sight even to an aged rooster. Budreau drove to Goodland and sold his stolen property for $56. When the family arose they noted the absence of the chickens and upon investigation found that the farm was Chick enless. They immediately set about to apprehend the thief and Learned that a Large number had been sold to a dealer in Good land. With this clue at hand they traced the theft to Budreau who was promptly arrested and placed in jail. When arraigned before judge Billings he had no other Choice than to quot fess up quot and with the confession and the evidence at hand judge Billings sentenced him to from 1 to 14 years in the Jeffer Sonville will begin next . Like a drowning Man who is going Down for the last time the leaders of the democratic party Are grasping at every Straw. They know beyond a reasonable doubt that they Are doomed to defeat. They realize that their Swan song has been Sung and they can feel the bricks falling from their foundation one by one until when the last Brick has taken a Tumble they will be standing upon the emptiness of defeat. With this situation staring them plainly in the face it has been said that the leading papers Are printing a statement like this quot Chas. E. Hughes has entered into an agreement Vith Teddy Roosevelt that when he Hughes is elected on november 7, he will make Roosevelt Secretary of War and that following closely upon this move War a ill be this is about one of the worst fabrications that could be put into circulation. It is rot pure and simple. It is an insult to your manhood and to your americanism to ask you to believe such a statement and it is up to you Young Man when you Are taken into the deep interest and con ii Dence of your democratic sympathizing Friend to instantly Brand the statement As a fabrication of the deepest Hue and then and there Tell this self appointed guardian that you Are an intelligent american citizen and know that he is misrepresenting the situation to you. Hughes does not want War Roosevelt does not want War nor does any other american citizen. Hughes knows that he alone nor neither he nor Roosevelt could declare and have War if they so desired. This condition rests wholly and Souly with Congress and the people and they do not want War. It took England a matter of tvo years and five or six months with her mighty army and her splendid Navy to get ready to enter the German War. Ask yourself Young Man what could we do How Long would it take the United states to get ready we have no magnificent standing army at the present time. We have no mighty Fleet to command the High seas. We Are not prepared for War and it takes time to do these things. No god knows we do not want War but a hat we do want is a Man at the head of our american government that will bring the u. S. A. Back into recognition. We want a Man that has the Backbone to Back up in deeds what he says in words. We want a Man whom the world will Honor and respect and we want a Man whose word with other nations Means and stands for something and that Man is none other than Charles Evan Hughes. Don t be misled Young Man take into consideration that the Story being told is for political effect Only. Remember that democracy is standing on the Brink of a deep and dark chasm and that it is using All possible Means at hand to save themselves from the awful fall. Vote your sentiments. Vote the Republican ticket on november 7th and help place this country once More in forefront of All nations a place she occupied before the present administration. Last saturday morning in the Small wee hours some ungrateful thief or possibly there was two of them broke the lock on Lew Hess underground gasoline tank and deliberately pumped a Large Quantity of Gas Ohne from it. Lew does not know just How much they took or i what they carried it away in but he does know that it was a Large Quantity As he had just recently had the tank filled. This theft was a pretty bold piece of work since the tank is located at the Northwest Corner of the garage and the filing pipe is almost on the sidewalk. There Are no buildings to obstruct the View and As a natural consequence the thief or thieves had to work out in the open and under the Glare of a Bright electric Light. How they accomplished the work which would take them some Little time without being detected is More than or. Hess can surmise As we have a nigh watch who is supposed to see about All that takes on our streets during the night and even in the Early morning hours and then too people were coming Home in autos from Lafayette until after 1 o clock on this particular night who had been to hear Jim Watson speak. It seems strange that no one saw them operating not even the nigh watch. Yet tricks like these have been turned heretofore in this town and the thieves not apprehended or no Effort made to get a clue of them which Only gives our town the reputation of being an quot easy Mark or easy picking quot for those who prefer this method of making a living instead of honest labor. James l Watson at Lafayette in spoke to a crowd of from 1800 to 2000 enthusiastic citizens old Warren county was Well represented As was also All counties adjoining Tippecanoe county it was a meeting filled with profit and his Thomas Phipps passes another mile Post in life s . Vanduesen will have charge of the musical program. Independence revival at the Christian Church will begin tuesday evening october 24, conducted by the Vandeusen evangelists. Mrs. Vandeusen is at present preaching in the Independence Church and will preach All through the meeting. Or. Vandeusen will Lead the music. Miss Clara George will preside at the piano. Mrs. Stettler will assist in music there will also be other Home Talent. The Vandeusen evangelists have held meetings in 14 states and have held several meetings in Warren county. The christians of the Community Are invited to help to overcome sin and win souls for Christ. On monday last quot Uncle quot Thomas Phipps reached his 76th mile Post in life and being one of those unpretentious Fellows who does not get excited or does not think much about such trivial things As a birthday and As is his usual custom he got his breakfast and came up town to have a Chat with his friends. At noon when he returned Home he noted an unusual stir about the House and on taking a Peep into the dining room he saw that the table had been made larger and that there were More Piates Laid than what is commonly needed for him and Mother and then when he entered the Kitchen and from there went into the parlor the cause of the commotion came to him in an instant and he remembered that 76 years ago he first saw the Light of Day. Quot Uncle quot Tom enjoyed the big dinner and having the children and grandchildren at Home but after dinner he got Frisky and Young again that he offered to Lay aside his Cane and went out onto the Street and bantered every Man that came along for a foot race. Well Here is to you quot Uncle quot Tom May you live Long and be Happy and live to have All those near and dear to you at your Home Many More times on just such occasions As the one just Epworth eague program never since the Days that the quot plumed Knight quot a James g. Blaine was in Lafayette has such a crowd gathered to hear a Public speaking As assembled Friday night at the Victoria theatre in that City to hear James e. Watson one of Indiana s Ablest men and one of her most gifted orators. The big playhouse that will seat from 1800 to 2,000 was packed jammed and crowded until i standing room every Inch of it was occupied and hundreds were turned away. I the big theatre was attractively decorated and among the decorations was a Large picture of that illustrious citizen Abraham Lincoln who like Watson was a Man of the people. Long before the theatre doors were opened the people began to assemble in front of the building and it is Safe to say that Many hundreds stood and patiently waited for an hour or More for admission and when the doors were opened it was less than a half hour until the House was filled. Delegations from every Section poured into Lafayette some by special trains others by autos and still others by horse drawn vehicles until the streets were filled with Loyal republicans All eager to hear or. Watson and All ready to prove their loyalty to the Republican party and to Good government. A delegation of More than forty republicans went from Warren county while up in Benton county special trains were run from bos Well and Fowler to Lafayette. It was a great meeting and Jim Watson is a great speaker. He is not one of those who Stoops to the Villi fiction of the Man who opposes him but he assails with the ferocious Ness of a Tiger the principles of the opposing party which he said last Friday was All wrong and for which he produced logical argument to prove his assertion. He exploded the theory that quot Wilson kept us out of War quot by explaining that it was not in his Power to keep us out of War and even had he wanted to go to War we had no soldiers to speak of no ammunition no guns or no Navy and yet his democratic followers gave him the credit and he accepts it of quot keeping us out of to the labourers of the Monon shops and there was a Large delegation present he explained in detail the Adamson Law and took them step by step to a Point that when this Bill goes into effect on december 1, 1917, it will take the Railroad men right Back to the place where they were 30 years ago. From this he took up the discussion of a protective Tariff and in part said Low Tariff did it. Quot in 1912, Prosperity was every presbyterian Church services. Quot enter into his Gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with 100 4. 9 30 a. school. 10 30 a. services. Subject quot Christian discipleship and 6 00 p. Endeavor. Subject quot manliness and Leader Alice Mcdonald. 7 00 p. service. Subject quot the kindness of prayer meeting every wednesday night at 7 00 o clock. Bradner e. Wells be Given at the m. E. Church next sunday evening at 6 o clock. Miss Nellie Kerr of near Winthrop spent sunday in this place with the misses Lottie and Winifred Siddens. Following is the program for next sunday at which the entire Public is cordially invited to attend Etnire subject quot second mile religion quot. Piano Kiger vocal duet. Or. Kelly Frances Kelly i piano Pugh i vocal Corbin John e. Mccloud registered and will vote Here at the november i election. He has Laid claim to Oxford As his Home. We will be pleased when he decides to Settle Here for a permanent Gazette. Where in 1913, we were Down in the bogs of despair. The factories were closed and the unemployed were in every City. President Wilson made a speech in Indianapolis advocating employment bureaus. What happened just one thing the passage of a Low Tariff Law. The Confidence of capital was destroyed the shops were closed because of this. You know capital needs no Protection. You never heard of a million dollars going Over the Hill to the poor House. The Republican Tariff is for the Protection of the american working Man. It establishes Confidence in capital and causes the factories to keep going giving the working Man or. Watson then gave a number of statistics showing the vast increase of exports in the year ending june 1916, Over the year ending june 1914. He questioned the statements made by John a. M. Adair democratic candidate for governor that Only two and one half per cent of the exports was due to the War. The figures Given on aeroplanes barbed wire brass alcohol explosives horses mules bread stuffs Corn and All other exports showed that in the two years the exports had been increased manifold a direct conflict with or. Adair s statement. It showed conclusively that because of the War America was increasing her exports. Grim Depedr. He said that at the close of the War the men who were fighting now would return to the Fields of productivity and they would flood this country with their products if the Underwood Tariff Law still prevailed. Then he said As Woodrow Wilson describes the condition during the Cleveland administration the coun a try will be filled with quot grim de a i or. Watson called attention to the democratic platform of 1912, in i which it is stated that the Republic i cans were keeping a lot of office i holders paying them with taxes coming from the toil of the people. He stated that since president Wil a son and his followers went into i Power they had created 33,432 new offices for office holders and which Are not under the civil service rules. He also showed the vast expenditure of the people s Over that which the republicans had made at their last session. Or. Watson said that it was so bad that Tom tag Gart the Junior democratic senator cried out and said there was Twenty millions of graft in one Bill. Quot it must have been pretty bad when Tom hollered quot said or. Watson. But quot he declared quot his senior John Kern voted for it and the democratic congressmen voted for motorcycle collides with display two Davis meets with serious Acci automobiles must have License num Dent sunday morning. Last sunday morning Between 9 and 10 o clock. Dean Davis son of mrs. Lillie Davis who reside on North Monroe Street had the misfortune to collide with Tine Mckin Ney s dog in front of his Home in Wicksville while Riding about town on his motorcycle. It is said he was going at a pretty Lively rate and he struck the dog with such Force that it killed the dog and threw him from the machine cutting a Gash Over his right Eye that required several stitches to close it up Cut his lips on his Teeth and skinned his face very badly. The fall from the machine was with such Force that he was rendered unconscious for about three hours. He was picked up and taken Home and medical Aid was rendered and the boy is getting along very nicely and is Able to be up and around and is very sore yet he is congratulating himself that he had no Bones broken. Ber on front and rear recently we have had several inquiries in regard to the Law governing License number plates on automobiles and whether an owner was permitted in Case he lost one plate to run with Only one plate or replace that missing with a plate other than those furnished by the state. Following is the reply of the Secretary of state to a letter wrote asking for information on these Points quot replying to your letter of september 30th, would advise that where an Auto owner loses one of his plates he May obtain a duplicate As provided in Section 4 of the automobile Law but the owner can Only carry such plates As Are provided by the Secretary of state. Painted number plates would not be permitted. Quot the Law also provides that a number plate must be carried on the front and rear of the car and he would be violating the Law if he Only carried one plate. Quot Homer l. Cook Secretary of l

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