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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - September 7, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana The review up Bucan devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county. New series vol. Ii. Williamsport Warren county Indiana. Thursday september 7, 1916. Number 48an old and curious knife. Geo. W. Smith has a relic which Money will hardly buy. Geo. W. Smith of Greentown came into our office the latter part of last week and showed us a pocket knife not the Ordinary kind of a knife that is in every Day use but one that we doubt that if there is one in a thousand Ever seen one like it. It was a curiosity and attracted a great Deal of attention wherever exhibited. This knife contained 24 Blades and was encased in a Pearl handle. The Blades were arranged so that there were six in each end and twelve on either Side. When or. Smith was asked How it came into his Possession he told us a bit of history about it that will doubtless be of interest to Many of our. Older readers. He said quot that knife Laid on the desk and was used by or. James Cunningham who was Warren county s first clerk auditor and recorder being elected As Early As 1827. Of course he did not perform All the duties of the auditor but in another Senie of the word he was responsible for the three offices. At that time the county was in its swadling clothes and As a natural consequence the business of the three offices was not very heavy. Quot or. Cunningham owned at that time what is now known As the old John Schlosser place just West of town and in his employ he had a Man by the name of John Brown. In the meantime or. Cunningham died and Brown who at that time was rated As one of the greatest and Best Farmers in the county married the widow of or. Cunningham but because of some arrangement of the will Brov a could not heir any of the widow s property and he became negligent of his farm duties and finally gave away to drink. Prior to this however he came into Possession of this curious knife which he stated or. Cunningham gave him As a Keepsake. Quot after a while the wife died and Brown was All but penniless old and unable to work and in order that he might have a comfortable place to end his Days he was taken to the county Asylum by or. Smith who was then county commissioner. He did t have Long to at his new Home then in charge of John Mankey and realizing that he was going to die gave the knife which is probably 125 years old if it is a Day to or. Smith and asked him Smith to see that he was not buried in a pauper s grave. The knife was All he had and he gave this to or. Smith As compensation for any kindness shown him after he was gone. When Brown died or. Smith made Good his Promise and looked after his burial and instead of laying him away in a Potter s Field he was buried in that portion of Hillside cemetery on the North Side of the Road and not very far from the Gate beside his so Trike declared off. Railroads have raised the embargo on perishable freight. The threatened strike of the Railroad employees that threw the country into a state of uneasiness and caused a Large number of the big railroads of the United states to place an embargo on perishable freight was declared off after the Senate had passed the eight hour Bill which is part As follows Section 1.�?that beginning december 1,1916, eight hours shall in contracts of labor and service be deemed a Day s work and the measure or Standard of a Day s work for the purpose of reckoning the compensation for services of All employees who Are now or May hereafter be employed by any Railroad which is subject to the provisions of the act of february 1, 1887. Section 2.�?that the president shall appoint a committee of three which shall observe the operation and effects of the institution of the 8-hour Standard work Day As above defined and the facts and conditions affecting the relations Between such common carriers and employees during a period of not less than six months nor More than nine months. Section 3�?that pending the report of the commission herein provided for and for a period of thirty Days thereafter the compensation of railway employees subject to this act for a Standard Day s wage and for All necessary time in excess of 8 hours such employees shall be paid at a rate not less than the pro rata for such Standard 8 hour work Day. Section 4�?that any person violating any provision of this act shall be guilty of a Misdemeanour and upon conviction shall be fined not less than one Hundred dollars and not More than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not to exceed one year or both. There is however a sort of unrest among the Heads of the railroads and they Are not taking for final that the strike has passed the danger Point since. Counsel for the various railroads Are said to have informed the presidents of the roads that the Adam son Bill is patently unconstitutional As being confiscatory and class legis for Crie against registered at local hotel As Man and wife. The soldiers. Sailors and Loyal citizens of Warren and adjoining counties Are hereby respectfully notified that the battalion meeting for the year 1916. Has been set for and will be held in Williams port. Indiana on Mem september 23,1916. The ladies of the g. A. R. Circle will furnish the quot eats quot and All Are anticipating a Good time As everybody knows the dinner will be Fine. Dinner served for 25 cents. Come boys bring your neighbors and help us make this the Best battalion meeting Ever held in the history of the organization. James Anderson. President. E. Little. you a a first voter How Many of you old Fellows cast your vote for Fremont Lewis Fregang killed so Noay passenger train no. 3 ran Over his for grand Man at West Lebanon in the toils of Law. Faine Butler of Vav est Lebanon a lad about 16 years old was arrested one Day last week on the charge of taking a Gold watch from a miss Goodwine by sheriff Mcferren. When arrested the Young Man was taken before a Justice of peace in West Lebanon where he gave Bond for his appearance in the juvenile court at Williamsport monday afternoon. Butler was taken before the judge monday afternoon but because of certain facts and existing conditions Viz. That miss Goodwine got her watch and a part of the Money Back and because she was a neighbor to the boy s Mother and because prosecutor Mehaffey did t press the suit very hard he was allowed to go for the present on a Promise of Good behaviour and that he would make Good the Money spent. Otto Follante of Independence was in the City last Friday afternoon. He did t Call on us but took time to Stop and say hello. C. E. Smalley of Bismarck was taken into custody saturday afternoon by detectives Smith and Moore when they found him in company with his sixteen year old stepdaughter registered As Man and wife at a local hotel. The charge of seduction was placed against him and he was taken before police magistrate Custer in Danville where his Case was continued until sept. 12. In default of Bond in the sum of $2,000 he was sent to jail. Smalley had resided in Bismarck 111., for about a year and it is said that he came there from Ohio. A Short time ago they sold out their belongings in Bismarck and returned to Ohio where mrs. Smalley recently underwent a serious operation in a Hospital. The step daughter Hattie Shaw did not return to Ohio with them but remained at Bismarck where she was employed As operator at the Telephone Exchange. To the officers who made the arrest and to the police Matron the Young girl told a pitiful Story of the treatment she had been subjected to by the step father Ever since she was fourteen years old. He is also said i to have threatened her life if she i Ever told of his relations with her. I Smalley recently returned from j Ohio after the girl but it is not i known where they were expecting i to go when arrested. Police Matron Mullin took the girl in charge and she will be properly cared for until the Case is disposed of. People in Bismarck had very Little use for Smalley As they say he was a bad actor and very mean to his wife and step daughter. Miss Katherine Hunter and daughter. Miss Berneice were Danville visitors last Friday. Lewis Fregang a step son of John glutting of Attica and who worked for John Hillyer All summer was killed Early sunday morning on the Wabash Railroad by passenger train no. 3, which was running late and was behind time. Just How the fellow came to be on the track at the Point East of Attica and a few Miles below Riverside is a mystery. It is said that he hired a livery Rig which was later brought Back and showed that it had not been driven hard. When the train struck him he was sitting on the track apparently asleep and As the train bore Down upon him he made no Effort to escape. It is also said that the Engineer made a desperate Effort to slow Down and Stop but he was going so fast that this was impossible and the Pilot of the engine struck him cutting his legs off at the Knees broke his Arm and bruised and Cut his body in several places. His Mother had Early sunday morning left for a visit at Converse ind., and while his friends were Uncertain As to his identity they were compelled to wait until his Mother mrs. Glutting returned who at once pronounced the body As that of her son. This is the second Man who has been killed within a Short time on the Wabash Railroad near Riverside or to steal Pitcher awakened by strange noises near his opened monday. Sunday night Lou Pitcher one of the oldest restaurant men in Williamsport and who is one of the firm of Pitcher Brothers was awakened from his peaceful slumbers by a sound that resembled that of a person raising a window. He listened a Little while and As nothing came of it he Laid Down again. He fell into about a half sleep when he again heard a strange noise out near his garage and this time got up dressed and slipped Down stairs. Col Briggs the night policeman was standing just across the Street and Lou called him Over and told him he had heard. Lou went Down his Back Yard and col. Went Down the Alley beside the Warren county Bank. As col. Passed Back a Man ran out of the darkness and across the Yard at mrs. Watkin s boarding House. Lou by this time had reached his Wood House and got col s lantern and turned it on the dark i aces and As he did so the second fellow jumped up and ran across the pasture just Back of the Pitcher property. Col. Turned j his Cannon on the fleeing men but neither of the several shots took effect and so far As we know the would be burglars Are running yet. Or. Pitcher is of the opinion that the parties prowling about his premises sunday night were not trying to get into the restaurant but were after his ducks and chickens. It would be interesting to know just How Anjany men Are now living in Warren county who cast their first Republican vote for John a Fremont better known in his Day As the in the year 1856 the Republican party had its birth but prior to this we might say it existed As the quot know nothing quot party which advocated Republican principles and planted the seed of what became and is the greatest party that Ever existed in the known world. But going Back to 1856, we find that like the present Day there arose political differences. There was trouble Over a certain Nebraska Compromise Bill and the quot know nothing quot candidate refused to accept the nomination under the conditions As they then existed. The party split a some remained Loyal to the old Faith and others resolved themselves into what is now the Republican party. This new party adopted practically the same platform making some slight changes Here and there and selected John c. Fremont As their Standard bearer. Fremont made a vigorous Campaign and doubtlessly lost because of the split in the party being Defeated by Buchanan the democratic candidate who received 174 electoral votes As against 114 cast for Fremont. Many papers Over the country Are making inquiry to ascertain if Possi Ible How Many men Are living who at that time affiliated with the Republican party and cast their first Republican vote for Fremont. If there is any Man in Warren county who is guilty of this commendable act. The review Republican would be pleased to have him report his name and when we have secured a hot of two or More we will publish the teachers and pupils were glad the time had arrived. Last monday the Public schools of Williamsport opened for the school term of 1916 and 17. There was an unusual stir on our streets Early in the morning and from every part of the town came Bright faced Little boys and girls and older ones too carrying bundles of books All seemingly glad that it was time once More for them to renew their efforts toward getting an education. The teachers were also glad to Greet the Little ones with whom they had Laboured a year previous. Some were promoted and have different instructors this year while others because of sickness or other causes failed to reach the required Standard and will have to struggle Over the same ground this year that they went Over last. School monday was not of much importance As they Only called the children in to get the classes arranged to give each student a list of the books they will need for the ensuing school term and get them acquainted with the new teacher or to renew acquaintance with the old one. The enrolment was Good for the first Day As nearly every child in town was present and Many from outside of town and some from the adjoining townships who came to enter our splendid High school the Best in the from the Railroad stops and lad alights thinking he is at station. Clyde Burton of Attica had a narrow escape from serious injury saturday night at 7 o clock when he alighted from a Lake Erie amp Western passenger train at the West end of the new York Central Railroad Bridge at Lafayette. Or. Burton was a passenger from Boswell to Lafayette. As the train neared Lafayette the brakeman called the station. The train was compelled to Stop at the West end of the Bridge because of the wreck near the depot and or. Burton thinking it was the depot stepped off. He was bewildered in the dark and started up along the Side of the cars not noticing the Bridge. He missed the trestle and stepped into the opening Between the double track dropping thirty feet to the ground below. It was thought at first that he had been killed. Or. Burton however climbed the Bank and made his Way to the City. He went to the office of or. J. B. Morrison where his injuries were dressed. He received Many cuts about the face his right shoulder was crushed and he was badly bruised about the ribs on the right Side. Or. Burton s Home is in boys in Blue. Nothing thrills the heart As the word quot boys in supposed led to a travelling Man out of Chicago. Mrs. B. 0. Hudler spent last Friday in Attica with her parents. Since the robbery of the Messner dry goods store at Oxford sunday morning August 6, officers and sleuths have been on a close Lookout for anyone or anything which might in any Way Point toward who did the Job in which Dan Messner proprietor of the store lost something More than two thousand dollars Worth of Fine Silks and jewelry. As was stated in this paper the week of the robbery the men who committed the crime were seen in Fowler and Oxford the night before and this has been the foundation of the Man Hunt for the guilty parties. After comparing notes persons who saw the two men decided on a pair who were Selling a sort of Fly bouncer and travelling in a Ford automobile. Sheriff Hamilton of Fowler corresponded with the company manufacturing the Fly bouncer and was informed that the Man Slater whose description corresponded exactly with that Given by messes. Mcconnell and Tommy Walters who saw the parties in Oxford represented them in Indiana that he asked them to say nothing about where he was holding out for various reasons that he drove a Ford which he said he did not have a Clear Bill of Sale for and would not drive the machine into Chicago As he said motorcycle policemen were on the Lookout for the machine and also that Slater s wife had been searching for him. Chicago police were notified to be on the Lookout for him and Friday they wired that he was in jail in that City waiting for them to Call for him. Mcconnell was in the Oxford store when the pair came in and purchased a few collars and a trolled around supposedly for the purpose of seeing just How the Entrance could be made and where the Silks were kept. Though we All feel like saluting the Khaki now that it is the uniform of the United states there can be no doubt that the heart of this country thrills most at the words the boys in there is no doubt that our Khaki Clad soldiers will do their duty when their time comes. They have met every emergency which has come to them like men. But it is not written that he shall not boast himself who Putteti of the harness As the one who Putteti it off it was quot the boys in Blue quot who fought our greatest War who saved the nation in the hour of iti greatest peril and a few survivors among whom gathered at Kansas City last week at the fiftieth National Encampment of the grand army of the Republic. These Are they who put on the harness in Honor and Triumph. Every year s reunion adds to the Story of decimation in their ranks. They Are failing every year a sheaves before that enemy or is it Friend whom neither strength nor valor can defeat. The highest Esti mate of the number of men who marched in the Kansas City Parade is 20,000. Think of the mighty hosts that used to March by keeping in Active step with the bursts of martial music. Yet of those who survived the War and lived to March in Many of these annual marches of the grand army thousands have died As a result of War As truly As if they had fallen in front of bullets. For the ravages of War Are not ally or nearly All in Battle. Survivors who live to put off the harness have had the seeds of premature decay planted in them As results of War s manifold exposures and privation the dreadful forced marches afoot or horse the fording of swollen creeks and Rivers the torrential Rains the failures of the commissary the fatigues of picket duty in inclement weather a everything which much More than actual fighting makes the Soldier realize the full meaning of Gen. Sherman s definition of War. During Many years after the great War Between the states among Many other popular songs in Honor of the soldiers of the Union there was one with a refrain telling of a place quot where a Robe of White is waiting for the faded coat of Blue if there be such a place and love be a key to its portals men who offer themselves As sacrifices on the altars of patriotism will March its Golden streets. Mrs. Geo. Demotte and daughter Lelia were Attica visitors last Friday settlers sunday school will have a big time at Clawson school House. The Union sunday school of Warren township Are planning to have a big time in the Grove near the Clawson school3 House on sunday september 24. The feature of this gathering will be in the nature of an old settlers meeting and a sunday school picnic at which time they will have appropriate services a big dinner at the noon hour and a general Good time. We know and you know that when the people of Warren township Start in to have a Good time they spare no Means and time hence you who Are interested should make your arrangements to be a . Mary Dowler will get a pension of $12 per month. Through the efforts of friends it Williamsport and of congressman will , of Washington d. mrs. Mary Dowler widow of the late Robert Dowler was last week granted a pension of $12 with Back pay dating from june 16, 1916. Mrs. Harriet Pope returned from Kansas City sunday morning where she had been attending the nation al Encampment of the g. A. R. And the ladies . R. Circle

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