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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - September 28, 1916, Williamsport, Indiana G a of re View rep Bucan. Devoted to the interests of Williamsport and Warren county. New series yol. Ii. Williamsport warred a Cou Kitty it it Iana thursday september 28, 1916. A it Ember 51the annual by tia lion meeting Large crowd greeted the old soldiers at an annual meeting. There is a big rightly handled can be made to cover Many Miles. Last saturday marked another successful meeting in the history of the Warren county Battaion As the old boys were greeted by an unusually Large crowd at their annual gathering. The Day could not have been More Ideal for the occasion As it was neither too hot nor too cold but just right for these old Fellows whose age has caused their blood to get a Little thin and who can not stand cold weather. Early in the morning the old boys and their friends began to assemble and although the soldiers failed in securing the martial music they expected to have they went ahead just the same. At 10 o clock they filed into the court room where they held their business meeting during which a Roll Call of townships was made to ascertain the number of soldiers living in the several townships. Several townships failed to report and those that did report Only had a few names to offer. It was also noted that there were several absent who were in attendance last year and who have answered since then the last quot Long the Roll Call of townships. The following officers were elected James Anderson the present incumbent was re elected by acclamation As commander Isaiah Smith was Given the same Honor As Secretary and Jacob Sheffer was elected As treasurer. One citizens a Soldier of each township was elected As vice president and these were not changed from last year but were left to hold Over another year. After the election of officers the members paid their annual dues which is 10 cents per year. Then dinner Vas announced and they marched to the Messner room where the g. A. R. Ladies had prepared a sumptuous Chicken dinner for them and their friends. After dinner an hour or More was spent in visiting let us say that during that time the boys surely enjoyed themselves. In Honor of the occasion a band composed of Williamsport and Rainsville musicians furnished a concert for the quot boys quot and their friends which was highly appreciated while a Small martial band helped to enliven the Day and entertain the people. The band concert Over the boys were called into the court room by a Bugle Call where they listened to some splendid singing by a lady quartet and where Hon. Ele stans Bury. Acting As chairman introduced the speaker. Judge j. M. Rabb of Logansport who was one of the boys and who Vas a Soldier from Vermilion county. The judge made a splendid address and among them any things he said Vas quot that the soldiers never need to be ashamed of their record As it was one of the priceless heir looms that they could hand Down to their his speech was one of his Best efforts and granting that he had a Good subject upon which to talk it must be remembered that he was talking to his comrades his friends and his neighbors which of course made his talk All the More appreciated since the judge had shared their experience on Long marches eat of the scanty Supply of food and slept on the cold ground and heard the scream of shells As they burst in mid air. The meeting was Well attended in fact the attendance was larger this year than has been for Many years previous which demonstrates that the private citizens Are becoming More and More interested in the welfare of the Soldier and that they realize that the years Are Only few until they the citizens will have to take up the work where these old men have Laid it Down. This being True let us All the Good people of Williamsport and Vicinity get Busy and make their next meeting still greater than the one just held. Miss Lulu Haupt returned to her Home in West Lebanon saturday morning after spending a few Days Here the guest of her sister miss Etta Haupt w. 0. Thomason our county Road superintendent has it would appear been very careful in the expenditure of the Road funds and at the same time has our county roads in Good order. A comparison of the following statements that Warren county where the roads Are All gravel and that Newton county where they have Many Miles of Stone Road show that the gravel is the Best and cheapest Road material that can be used. The total expense in Warren county was 828,118.81, which was expended As follows amount of salary paid superintendent and 2,929.38 total Cost of tools machinery and materials. 10,797.89 total Cost of All labor and teams. 14,391.54 total.$28,118.81 average Cost per mile.s74.00 about 80 per cent of the gravel and Stone was shipped. A Good part of the Warren county roads is Hilly and washed bad. Newton county took care of about 300 Miles according to the auditor s statement and spent for material for repairing the roads.$24,422.40 for labor. 15,937.98 total.$40,360.38 average per mile about.$134.53 the roads Are All in a practically level country and 90 per cent of the material for repairs was shipped. It Cost Warren county $12,241.57 less to take care of 380 Miles of gravel roads and Bridges than it Cost Newton county to take care of about 300 Miles of Stone roads. The oldest gravel roads in Warren county Are about 35 years old while the oldest Stone roads in Newton county Are about 20 years old. The Highway superintendent in this county asked for and the tax Levy for 1917 was placed at 18 cents the county Highway superintendent of Newton county recommended a tax Levy of 25 cents for 1917 for the repair of the county roads but the Board of commissioners placed the Levy at 20 thieves. Register october 9 if you want to a a 0 t a a november 7tli Multi nudes Weitone chs. E. Hughes a a que try interrupted with a. 1 Plause of the sort that Means that the people Are Tenien doubly inter one of the largest Ever held in Indianapolis was the Hughes meeting. Indianapolis aided by wildly cheering delegations from practically every Corner of the state joined ested in a person and in the principles a hich he advocates. Or. Hughes spoke for something More than an hour in the course of which he recounted the achievements of the Republican party and asserted his stand for american saturday night in extending to Charles e. Hughes Republican presi rights everywhere. This he referred dental nominee a Welcome such As to particularly with reference to the has not been encountered in any City which he visited on his Middle Western tour. The Street demonstration was certainly the largest Ever witnessed in the Capitol City the stirring Campaign Days of Mckinley and Roosevelt not being excepted. The Parade which moved promptly at 8 o clock seemed As without end and from conservative estimates party s policy toward Mexico. Pet so Zirrel to a rampage. Bites mrs. Fox and then attacks mrs. Ohmer Stewart. It is believed that not less than 15,000 quite a Little unusual excitement was created in Williamsport monday morning by the pet Squirrel of Roy Fox s going out on an explore marchers took procession part in the Brilliant ing expedition. During the morn a Aing tat Squirrel and mrs. Fox had a.7 Little trouble during which time it much pleased with the ovation was her on the hand a few times and apparent for the candidate s face fairly beamed As he stood in the rear of his automobile and with lifted hat bowed and smiled his a knowl i cobe Marlatt. Correll amp Boyd and others i victims of this Peculiar thievery. For some Little time past parties i in town have been missing gasoline among whom was cobe Marlatt and Correll amp Boyd. Marlatt was the heaviest loser As the thief or thieves got about 100 Gallons from his store tank which is in the rear of his cleaning and pressing Stab ment while they succeeded in getting Only about 20 Gallons from Correll amp Boyd. Others have lost gasoline by the same method but kept it quiet in the Hopes that the thief or thieves might accidentally leave some clue to their identity. Those who have thus been victimized entertain a pretty Good idea of who Are guilty of the act and while they have no positive proof they expect to take some Steps to bring the parties to Justice by either having them confess their guilt or Tell where they were at a certain hour on the night the gasoline was taken. This action is also based on the fact that certain parties who should and do use a Large Quantity of gasoline Are said by Wagon dealers not to have purchased any gasoline for sometime past. It is the opinion of the review Republican that it would be a pretty Good idea for the parties who did the pilfering to go to the parties irom whom they took the gasoline and make a private confession and pay for the same and thereby avoid any Public notoriety which is bound to come sooner or later for the parties who lost the gasoline Are not going to fold their hands and let this sort of work go on. She concluded that the Little animal wanted its Freedom and she opened the door and let it out. It went Over it is presumed to the a Dement to the wildly cheering i Home and there it Enco unt throngs that packed All the space to \ vice mrs. Stewart hanging a Ong the line of March. I a a a. A a clothes and without and warning the Tresi Dentai Tram was la. 1 whatever pounced upon her and be minutes behind the Schedu a but ,. Gan to scratch and bite her arms when it did Ari in c it / to the cheer i to to it., 1then a Willlam Denton the ing began and Las acc Antii the last ,. ,. A a ,. ,. Tinner at a. G. Broadie s hard Are Auto asap pm a ired to loin the big i i. Ii ,.stoie a happened along and he drive Parade. I he Percsi denial candidate Ai i i. I. ,. A a ii quot final old Winch also wanted to was met at the station by or. Pan--1t.,. An itt Irenton. About this time or. Banks James l. A Faison and Harry cd i to o a 1 blew Ait happened along and Den s. New Vav Hen the monster Parade i began to move it was impossible 1 for pedestrians to move and when Overland b�ott8 into a were a unfixed into ditch and injured. Last sunday two autos an Overland and a Ford got into a mix up at the Cross roads just a Quarter of a mile North of West Lebanon. The Overland was a Fowler car and was going West to Danville while the Ford was travelling North. On account of a High and dense hedge at this Cross roads the Driver of either car did not see the other approach and As a result the big Overland hit the Little Ford broadside and sent it rolling into the Gutter along the Side of the Road. In the Ford were seven passengers All of who i were More or less injured by the two cars coming into Contact with one another while the Ford was almost completely demolished. The Overland people stopped As a natural consequence and offered All the assistance possible but there was Little they could do. A physician was called and dressed the wounds of the Ford party but strange As it May seem they both parties declined to reveal their identity. This Corner seems to be a bad place not Only for Auto parties but also for horse drawn vehicles and the parties owning the land should have this obstruction removed As soon As . De. Purviance lii Auto collision saturday was a Good of our friends dropped in Ani renewed their sustains a broken Arm and is otherwise injured. Once you got in a position you was pinned there for at least an hour and in what had happened and w ent Home and got his gun. By this time the Squirrel had disappeared in the grass and weeds and while the parties were searching for As or. De. Purviance and wife were returning frown Lafayette sunday by Way of Odell Corners they figured in a collision with a car driven by miss Wilson of near me Harry Grove. Mrs. Purviance was thrown out of the car and her left Arm was broken just above the wrist. Miss Wilson is studying at Indianapolis to be a nurse and she came on to Attica with them. Drs. Case and boiling of Attica reduced the fracture and the injured woman is resting easily and it is believed by her friends that it a ill Only be a Short time until she will be her Normal self again. Many of these Cross Road accidents could and would be avoided if Drivers of autos would sound a warning at the approach of a Road crossing but they do not do it and consequent in Many Are injured and a number Are Fumii Choge. Russell Young of West Lebanon. Facing very serious charge. A half or until che crowd began to i Seth Compton went into his Gar beak and move toward the several places were or. Hughes was to a Squirrel jumped onto his Back speak. The Circle which surrounds there were a Large number of old soldiers from Benton and Fountain county present at the battalion meeting saturday and they were All having a Good time. The Soldier s and Sailor s Monument was a Seething mass of humanity while Street car traffic on Many of the streets and avenues had to be suspended until the big Parade had passed by. Nearly 1,000 women representing All walks in life women from the factory and from the drawing room marched in the suffrage Parade on this night in Honor of Charles e. Hughes. The demonstration was intended to express the appreciation of the women of or. Hughes action in taking a stand in favor of the Federal woman suffrage amendment and was marked with almost unprecedented enthusiasm. Side by Side they marched the shop girl the society Matron and the High school girl who can not vote this year but Hopes to within a Tew years the woman who toils Over the sewing table for the support of a fatherless family. Banners with such slogans As quot suffrage first quot quot Are women people quot quot watch the 4,000,000 women vote quot quot suffrage by 1917," and quot no votes no taxes quot were borne by the marchers. At Tomlinson Hall the same condition existed crowded to its utmost capacity with thousands on the outside clamouring for admission to hear and see the distinguished Man. As he stood on the platform in the Hall and drove Home his advocacy of among the first to visit this of tract last saturday was our old Friend. John c. Goodwine who has been a Reader of this paper for Many year Long gone by. He likes the paper and when he goes to Florida has it to go to his address there. He said he could remember when the paper was published Down in old town and we believe he said that he was a subscriber at that time. Or. Good wine is an old Soldier and he came Over to have a Good time with hii old comrades. Our next Reader who rolled a Dollar across our table was Hiram. Bright of Boswell who by the Way was a former Warren county citizen a and one of its strongest and most enthusiastic Republican workers or. Bright still owns land in this county and although he is getting pretty Well along in years makes daily trips from Boswell Home to his farm in this county. Or. Bright is also the father of four sons All grown to manhood and each one doing Well of which fact or. Bright is very proud but he is prouder of the fact that each of these boys Are Good republicans just like quot dad quot and each one works hard for the Success of the party. C. G. Mckinzie whose Post office address is Pine Village also dropped in for a Little visit and also squared up his subscription until june 7,1917. Or. Mckinzie was neither a Soldier nor a Sailor but he is a mighty Good citizen and a splendid Farmer and also a warm Friend to this paper. Following or. Mckinzie came our Friend Abe Clawson who lives in Warren township and who was one of the boys that had a Little of the experience in chasing the quot johnnies quot at various times when they would Endeavor to beat the Yankees Back with shot and Shell. Or. Clawson does not say very much about his Soldier record but he is satisfied to i know that he was there and that i there was no quot horse play quot about it. Concluding his visit with be editor. He gave tis a Dollar and had his sub i ascription advanced until july 16,1917. I there were several others who dropped in during the w Eek among a whom it re will t. Crow Williamsport r. R. Ehner Hoskins win Throp and f. J. Goodwine West a Lebanon which we believe makes a pretty go cd recon d for one week quot i subscription renewals. Oreo Urmosi India fully. To his Arm. Seth Shook it off but the Squirrel at one bound was Back onto his body. This excited Seth and he began to yell for help and in the scramble to relieve himself of the seemingly mad animal he fell Down and lost his spectacles in the grass. It appears As though the Squirrel believed he had Seth knocked out and left him and went across the Road to the rear of salts amp Frame s garage where or. Stewart saw it and shot it. He took what brains was not shot away to Indiana ohs in the afternoon to ascertain whether or not the Squirrel was mad and if it should be the Case he will immediately take his wife to Indianapolis and have her treated. The Little Squirrel that caused this excitement was raised As a pet by the Fox s and was fed with a spoon when quite Little and was kept in the House. They also had an outside Cage for the Squirrel and people passing by would Stop and tease it and this is thought to be the cause of it attacking people believing that in so doing it was protecting itself from offenders. Last saturday Russell Young of West Lebanon who was also the circulation Man in the Rural districts for the commercial news was arrested in Williamsport on a Par Enty charge filed by miss Nellie Flatt of Lafayette who charges in the affidavit that or. Young was the father of her unborn child. In the preliminary hearing before Squire Anderson saturday miss Flatt testified that she went to West Lebanon about the last of february where she met and became acquainted with or. Young. After hearing the evidence in the Case the Squire upon the suggestion of prosecutor Mehaffey admitted the prisoner to bail and fixed his Bond at $225.00, which he furnished and was permitted to go. It is not at All probable that the Case will come up for trial at the present term of court. I eighteen year old girl s life sui few 1 gut when Auto turns Over. Miss Frances by rain aged 18, was killed sunday evening about 7 30 o clock when she was crushed beneath a big touring car in an Accident two Miles North of a Hoopeston she was Riding with Chester stray or of Paxton who escaped injury. Charles Carrell of a local garage was travelling behind the Strayer car and he assisted in lifting the machine from the girl. She died iii his arms. Her head and neck were crushed. The unfortunate girl had been visiting the greater part of the summer with or. And mrs. William runner of Oxford. Her Home was j in Paxton 111. Her remains were i shipped to Hoopeston and were forwarded to Paxton monday. The Strayer car left the Road and overturned. Recorder Logan Etnire Joe n. Biggs i. T. Martin Lars Hanson and Daniel Tague were among those that went from Here to Lafayette last thursday to see and hear or. Hughes the next president of american principles or. Hughes i the United states Day october 7. By a proclamation issued Friday gov. Ralston has set aside saturday october 7, As Riley Day and urges Observance of it throughout the state in a manner that will be fitting to the memory of James Whit comb Riley Indiana s famous poet who died a few months ago. Quot it is directed quot says the proclamation quot that Public schools celebrate the occasion on Friday october 6, by appropriate exercises and it is suggested that the churches of the state make proper recognition of it on sunday october 8."j. B. Moore made a business trip to Lafayette new officers. The Semi annual election of officers took place at the Christian Bible school last sunday and All the old officers were retired save the chorister. These new officers Ane. All Active workers and have at heart the Best interests of the school and it is believed by the members of the school that the new management will have the effect of making it grow in Progress and interest every member of the school should be present next sunday and give those of the new officers who Are present a Royal warm and Hearty Welcome. Be a Bible school Booster be a worker in the Vineyard and bring in the Harvest four fold

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