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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - September 13, 1917, Williamsport, Indiana A review Republican Kew series vol. , Wathen to la st Diana thursday september 13, 1917. No Iviree 47 Rainsville wins game from Pence the two teams met sunday afternoon at Rocky Ford Park score 8 to 5 the Long looked for base Ball Battle Between Pence and Rainsville occurred ast sunday afternoon according to schedule before a huge and enthusiastic crowd at Rocky Ford Park. The game started at 2 30 and at the end of the first inning the score stood 3 to 1 in favor of Rainsville. In the third inning Pence scored two runs to their opponent s one and in the fourth added two More making the score 5 to 4 in their favor. In the fifth Rainsville scored two runs and one each in the seventh and eighth ending the game at 8 to 5 with Rainsville in the Lead. Bowland and Seiple formed the batting for Pence while Crandall and Hirshbeel served in that capacity for Rainsville. But one Long hit was made during the game in the fourth inning when Seiple the Pence Catcher knocked a clean two base hit Over Center Field. Dewey Dee the Rainsville Short Stop broke All records with four Safe hits consecutively. The game was exciting and Well played from Start to finish with Little or no quot chewing the rag quot among the players although the rooters kept things moving. These teams should have arranged a series of games earlier in the season which undoubtedly would have drawn Large crowds and Given the fans some real base Ball. And state wide in character include ing legislation pertaining to the far-1 mers interest. There will be a banquet served in the roof Garden of the hotel september the 19th, at 6 30 p. M., for the purpose of getting acquainted and where the program of the evening will be carried out. Supper will be served in five courses. The menu will be of the substantial kind Price one Dollar per plate served in the most Beautiful room of the kind in the state. Bring your wives sons and daughters and enjoy this Fine social event. One half Day will be Given to the inspection of Purdue University As few Farmers realize what this great news from our Soldier boys from Clarence Moore. Aboard transport s. Henderson August 17, 1917. Dear Mother am going to try and write you a Short letter and Send it Back by one of the sailors on the ship which will leave port for the u. In a few Days. It will probably be two or three weeks yet before you get this letter but it is absolutely As soon As i could write As no mail has been sent from the ship since we left the u. S., about 12 Days ago. We Are agricultural shool is and what it is Only a few hours out of port doing for them. Somewhere m France and Noth a part of another Forenoon will be spent visiting Crouch amp sons live Stock farm that All May see the possibilities and get a lesson in the surrounded better development of the live Stock ing has bothered us All the Way Over. I would t give a cent for the lives of the sailors on the submarines that a Ould have attempted to de. We Are All having a Good time and none is complaining. All the officers talk about is what a Good Bunch it is 95 per cent of the men pass the examinations others fail for various reasons. The food we get is Way above the average army meal and getting better every Day. Meat we get and we get plenty is Good usually potatoes and plenty of other things always a Side dish of some kind. But i Haven t tasted sugar since we have been Here. Well Good Bye write. Lovingly your son Tom c. Powell 7th bat., 28th co., 159th depot. Brg., Louisville by. Next thursday Board received orders from department to provide 22 men from Warren county. From Emerson Davis Industry at a time when the world is facing the greatest meat famine known in modern history. Now is the time for the Farmers of the state to expand to get out of the old ruts and raise All the food they can of every kind adapted to our soil and climate for which they Are assured a Good Price so Long As this War lasts. Several noted speakers Are on the program. Come and hear them and help to make the meeting a great Success. Accident near bismark Fred Boyd wife and daughters two business changes last week two business changes were made in Williamsport. On wednesday Milt Keister bought out the interest of the Jones Bros at Attica in the Williamsport Grain company and is now sole owner of same. The business will continue business the same As usual and the name will be retained. Several minor changes and improvements will be made by the new owner in the elevator which will probably include new electric motors to drive the machinery instead of the steam engine in use now. The other Deal was made thursday when h. B. Odle traded his grocery and meat Market to mrs. John Callahan of Danville 111., for a farm near Covington. The new owner will continue the business along the same line As her predecessor and invites All old patrons of the store to continue to make this store their trading place. Or. Odle will move onto the farm in the Spring. While making a drive sunday afternoon Over in Illinois were near wit Nesses to a near tragedy. While driving along about three Miles West of bismark on the Dixie Highway they saw a car turned squarely on its Side and several men and women just Rawung from under it. They stopped and assisted the party and upon inquiry found that All except one Man the Driver were unhurt. The latter received a bad Gash above the knee which was bleeding profusely and was taken by or. Boyd to bismark for medical Aid. The front part of the running gear was put out of commission. The party was from Danville and j the owner was learning to drive the car. When they came to the stretch i of rough Road Between the two sections of pavement he lost control i by destroyers which can travel faster than the torpedo itself. We have been on the water since the Day after i sent you those cards from Philadelphia. We left Philadelphia and went to new York but did t get to go ashore. We left there the same night we arrived and Are just a Little Way from port expecting to land to Morrow or tuesday morning. I am feeling Fine and Havn t been sea sick yet. We went through one storm which made the ship Rock a Little but not much. There were four other transports with us with militia and heavy artillery on Board. I would certainly like to know How John came out of the draft and expect to receive a number of letters in a few Days in France. This will probably be the last letter i la be Able to Send which will not be censored and it May be. I la try and write a card every Day or two when we get on land but it will be sometime before you will receive them As they must be censored three times at different places before reaching destination. Give my love and regards to All and Tell them to write. Don t worry. Your son c. 1. Moore 5th Reg t marines Headquarters co., base battalion. From Tom Powell september 8, 1917, and the car went into the dutch. No dear parents bro. And friends names were Given. I have delayed writing to you be of various reasons chiefly. Monday 1917, on Board ship. dear folks i am at a loss How to write. It seems so useless to write and not know when you will receive this. We Are having Fine weather so far and i Hope it will continue. Have had no sea sickness but if rough weather sets in there will be plenty of cases. Well i am getting to be quite a traveler. Ocean voyage and sightseeing abroad. It gets monotonous sitting seeing nothing but water. Now and then we see a shark or Large fish but everywhere water water water. All precautions that can be taken Are taken for submarine attack. Every Man sleeps with a life Belt at the head of his bed or on him. Life boats and rafts Are everywhere. There Are enough boats on one Side for very nearly every one on Board. I just stand by the rail and wonder if you can picture me Here. Last night i watched the Sun go Down and of course it was t setting at Home yet but i could picture you and what you were doing. Well i will be Able to Tell you More some other time so you will have to be satisfied with this. I am Well and cheerful. Clark is sitting beside me asleep so he is also Well. Be of Good cheer. May god protect and help you. With love to All Emerson dedication and recital a boys to leave the pipe Organ at the methodist Church will be dedicated by or. G. W. Switzer of Lafayette next sunday at 10 30. The instrument is one of Beauty and we want you to see it and hear it played. On Monda evening at 8 o clock miss wifi Fred Sale of Watseka 111., will preside at the Organ and give a recital. Miss Sale is a graduate in the pipe Organ department of the Jacksonville Illinois woman s College. Her program will be As follows Messe de entree do Cortage Benediction nuptial Offe Toire invocation Laus Deo sonata in c offertory. Batiste March in b we desire that each and every one will feel free to attend this recital. There will be no admission fee but we shall take an offering and suggest that it be a Silver one. Yet if there should be any who can give any thing in the collection you Are Welcome. John e. Mccloud proceedings judge Berry last Friday sentenced Fred Stingle to four months in the penal farm and on saturday sheriff Mcferren placed him in that institution of learning. In addition to the four months imprisonment he was Given a Fine of $10. Monday and tuesday were occupied by the Steuben township school House fight. The citizens of that township were in town on these two Days in full Force. The Case came to a close tuesday evening the court taking it under advisement. The Hess damage Case will come up for trial on monday oct. 1st. Wednesday Forenoon will Case was up for action but was carried Over to sept. 24th. No court was held yesterday afternoon As judge Berry had a Case to try at Fowler. Tomorrow the divorce cases will be heard. Makes big shipment Larch amp Werner last week made a shipment of fat hogs to the Chicago Market which probably brought the largest amount Ever received in this Vicinity from a single shipment. The total number shipped Vas 240 head which averaged 224 pounds each and the amount received was �14,000. They were fed on the a. F. Larch farm near Pence by James Werner. While in Chicago this enterprising firm bought and shipped Back 288 head of Stock cattle Short Horn cows and heifers of a Good Quality which together with 76 head already on hand they will feed this Winter. Last year they handled 226 head which is 138 less than this year. War conditions have failed to have any effect on the nerve of this firm. Two cars collide. A serious Accident was narrowly averted last Friday evening at the Cross roads North of West Lebanon when the two cars of f. E. Mow and Ben Crow collided. Or. Crow had been to Lafayette and came Home on the o clock train. He went to the garage and got his machine out and started North towards the Home of his daughter mrs. Wade Lemming. The other car containing or. And mrs. Mow and the former s father who had been to the Covington fair was going Westward and i at the Corner the two cars crashed. Into each other. Mrs. Mow was cause of various reasons Lack of time and waiting for examination which took place this morn passed examination o. K. And was immediately vaccinated for smallpox and inoculated for typhoid. That was several hours ago and i am beginning to get sea sick and my Arm awful sore that will last till monday Wien i will be feel-1 ing better. When i left Home i thought i had a reasonable idea of the magnitude i of this Camp. I have now been Here 3 Days and Haven t seen Only a Small portion of it. It is capable of hous feeding drilling and taking care of the 1st draft men in the three states ind., ky., and Ohio the local exemption Board received word last evening giving full instructions in regard to the moving of the second Batch of men to Camp Taylor which will be next thursday september 20th. There will be 22 needed and they will leave Here at 11 36 a. On the above Date and go to Lafayette where they will be sent direct to Louisville arriving there at 7 35 p. As far As possible the Board is asked to fill the quota with electricians Cooks mechanics clerks or stenographers. All conscripted men who have been examined on the first Call May Volunteer to go with the next 40 per cent. This Means that if you desire to go before your turn in the order of your Call you May do so but applies Only to the first 140 examined. About thirty volunteers Are desired although but 22 will be sent. Failing to get the required number in this Way the Board will draw from the list As their numbers were drawn in the lottery. The bulletin received states that the men should not Wear Low shoes and should carry suit cases or hand bags. The Board suggests that they provide themselves with comb and Brush tooth Brush etc., two suits of underwear towels and an extra pair of comfortable shoes to afford a change from the heavy army shoe. The articles not needed May be sent Back with the Sivit Case. Meals will be provided for the trip and other arrangements will Dis arrange All plans of the government. The entire 40 per cent will All move on the designated Day. It Farmers state meeting the second annual meeting of Little if any damage done the Indiana state Farmers Congress will be held at the Fowler hotel la a Fayette Indiana september the 19th a Oil and 21st, 1917. And owing to the important position that we far thrown through the Windshield and v 1 a her face was badly lacerated. And quot up j. ,.ly.m.c.a. S in full running order can artery was severed in her face which 1a a. J. J i 1 r it j teens open and All the minor details caused considerable loss of blood but she is now improving nicely. Foj a r n t i j re a u 4. A a like most of the Fellows i had none of the others were at i. T i talked to when i was Home i enter _ i trained a general dislike for things Little d Amage done. Military but i guess i had the wrong government reports published in i impression for i certainly am enjoy the daily papers would indicate that ing it More like a vacation with pay great damage to crops was done in j than work. That will change Mon this and adjoining counties by the j Day however. Thus the hours will Frost monday and tuesday nights. Be reveille at 5 30 a. M., breakfast we have interviewed a number of at 6 a. 1st Call for Drill at 7 30 a. Farmers from different sections and j m. Recall at 11 30 a. Dinner at 12 have been unable to find but very j o clock. 2nd Call for Drill 1 p. Recall at 5 p. Retreat at 5 30 p. Important to grocery dealers on the Day of the passage of the pending Revenue Law All wholesale mers occupy As factors in this great i and retail dealers in Coffee sugar world War should be an Hicen Tive Tea molasses Saccharine or similar for every Farmer in the state to at i products will be required to make tend and especially in the near by an inventory of All such goods on counties As this organization Means hands subject to certain exemptions the getting together of the Farmers contained in the Law. Of the state for a discussion of subjects fundamental to their interest. Isaac r. Strouse collector. Supper at 6 p. Tattoo at 9 and taps at 9 30 p. Believe me 8 hours Drill a Day is sufficient. Have seen almost All the Fellows from Attica Glen Cheak Dean Stafford Loyd Pool quot shorty quot Davis Ivan Keiffer Laurel Williams and Hugh Wantland. Pool and want land Are drafted men the others Are engineers. Just a word for you to Tell anyone of the boys who will leave on the 19th this in t at All like it is paint from Rupert Julian Jefferson Barracks to. September 3,1917, dear Friend Merle it seems to be the prevailing custom among the Fellows that have enlisted from Williamsport to regale be editors of the Home newspapers with tales of their experiences in Camp but no one has yet attempted a description of the life at Jefferson Barracks where i am now stationed. Although not a professional with the pen i would like to detail my experiences since arriving Here As it is the first Lap for those who decide to quot do their bit quot for their Flag. America is often called the quot melting pot quot of nations but it has reached its boiling Point at Jefferson Barracks. Here Are found men of All nationality gathered from All parts of the Globe. Cosmopolitanism is the Rule in the army. Jefferson Barracks is the largest receiving station in the Middle West volunteers being sent Here from every City within a Large radius. It is situated on the West Bank of the Mississippi about three Miles from st. Louis the buildings being arranged in the form of a horse shoe about a forty acre Drill Field. The residences of the officers line one Side of this Field the Hospital canteen and Post office occupy the extreme end and opposite the officers quarters Are the Barracks in which Are quartered the men assigned permanently to the Post. In the rear of these buildings Are the mess Hall and Kitchen the laundry bakery and the y. C. A. Building. Back of these Are found the wooden Barracks where the recruits Are quartered. The men Are divided into five companies each company having its Headquarters in one the main Barracks. Continued on Page four the Home it guards meet the meeting of the quot Home guard quot company was held in the Messner room tuesday night with a Good attendance. The first Steps in drilling were taken under direction of the organizer p. T. Martin the boys going through the paces in Good shape. This room has been donated by or. Messner for the purpose and will be Headquarters for the com Pany. This movement is one that should have the support of every Able bodied Man who is unable to serve the country at the front and May prove just As invaluable. If you feel that you would like to John meet with the boys next tuesday night at eight o clock. Come and see and if you do not desire to join at that time you will not be pressed to do so. Cars crush body Harry Knight a Veteran conduct the Devil resigns his Job the Devil sat by a Lake of fire on a pile of Sulphur kegs his head was bowed upon his breast his Tail be tween his legs a look of shame was on his face the Sparks dripped from his eyes he had sent up his resignation to the throne up in the skies. Quot i m Down and out quot the Devil said a he said it with a sob quot there Are others that out class me and i want to quit the Job. Hell in t in it with the land that lies along the Rhine i m a has been and a Piker and therefore i resign one ammunition maker with his bloody shot and Shell knows More about damnation than All the imps of hell. Give my Job to Kaiser William the author of this War he understands it better a million times by far. I hate to leave the old Home the spot i love so Well but i feel that i m not up to Date in the Art of running Bicknell t get out does Dan Anderson the repossessing assistant cashier at the War tor on the c. Amp e. I. Railroad died Jen county Bank look like a Ger at 6 o clock tuesday night in a hos i an spy this question has been Pital at Brazil As a result of injuries i greatly exercising his mind since received that morning at 10 o clock sunday week when he went to ran at Attica while switching cars. He Toul to see the big aviation Camp was conductor on the Veedersburg n company with a Young lady Winthrop division and had stepped Friend he drove to the Camp and in Between two cars for some Pur knowing nothing of the military repose when he was crushed at the quire ments of gaining Entrance dash hips. His stomach was internally go through its Gate and entered the injured. Grounds. He had no sooner stopped immediately after the Accident he the machine than he was taken into was rushed to the Attica depot custody by the guards and after where he was treated by or. Sulli several hair raising and thrilling Van and taken to the Hospital later experiences succeeded in securing he was fifty years old and is survived by a wife and children. He had been Many years in the services of the Railroad working up to his position from the Bottom. The proper papers which let him make his exit in his usual dignified manner. A new business firm the room occupied by Fred Cor bin s Saloon is being fitted up for the use of Tobe Fewell and a. W. Licensed to wed a marriage License was issued by clerk Cowgill on the 8th to James Harper who will open a soft drink o. Downey the son of Benson Dow parlor. The Farrell room is being Ney of Brown county and miss remodeler for lower s restaurant Mamie Hurley Daug liter of John h and the Kerst room is being put in Hurley of this county. Shape for Farmer s billiard room

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