SECOND SECTION THE FORT WAYNE NEWS FRIDAY EVENING JANUARY 24, 1919 This Section Contains Church, State, Society and Local News WOUNDED ICANADIAN HERO TELLS OF WAR'S HORRORS Vernie J. Snyder Here to Live After Sixteen Months' Service in War. WON MEDAL FOR BRAVERY After having completed sixteen months' actual battle ser\ ice with the Canadian forces in France, Vernie iilg implements while they were tunneling from their hide. It was a race for the lives of many Germans or many Canadians, and the Canadians uon Snjder ^=as that his unit completed their operations. and set off their tremendous (.'hurst; j of explosnes before the Germans had had time to complete their opera-, tion^. The result was that the con- Â· cubbion of the explosion of the Canadian mines also exploded the Ger-1 man works before the baches could j get out of them. [ Snyder sa.s that sueu a scene o f ' j carnage as ensued he never again Â· wanted to see in his life. Trunks, of i bodies without legs or arms, stray! arms and legs and heads and bits of i flesh, all internvngled with dirt- w e r e ] President Visits Grave of Garibaldi J. Snyder, of the Canadian Expedi- i thrown through the air. Snyder tionary forces, several times wounded I retreat^ne" the"demohshed"works in battle, and who won a medal for!at, once, because the Germans in the bruvers*. has come to Fort Wayne t u l ' e a r it once began to tram a terrific live. He has taken employment vuth the Fort Wayne Foundry Machine company, and intends to make this , Â·Â·ity his home. Snyder is blind in his cared left eye as the result of shell shock fin and he is compelled to walk with a cane as the result of his injuries. He was awarded a Canadian coat of arms for bravery under fire, and among his relics of the battlefield is a big black pistol which he took from an officer of the Prussian guards. Snyder enlisted with the Canadian forces Sept. 3, 1914, and was stationed at Halifax, where he was assigned to the Seventy-third Canadian infantry battalion. After but Jit tie more than a month's training, he sailed with this unit for England. After remaining in England only a few days, he was rushed to France to help stem the awful tide of the German onslaught. He landed at Brest and In a very short time underwent his baptism of fire. His first "real big" fighting, as the young hero calls it, was in the Verdun sector. His battalion, together with the Scotch Highlanders, the Princess Pats (so called becaue they were sponsored by the Princess Patricia of Canada) and the Queen's Mounted rifles, were organized into the Third British division. For nearly two years, Snyder participated in some of the heaviest lighting of the war) including the battle of Verdun, the Somme, and Paschendaele ridge. At the latter engagement a shell burst above him and among other injuries, caused shell shock, which resulted in blinding the valiant fighter. He was accordingly honorably discharged from the service and returned to this country. After a number of months he regained the sight of his right eye to a certain extent, though he never regained the sight of the left optic. When he- had recuperated from his wounds, he began to work and in 1917 had charge of the sand blast cleaning of the Lincoln Life building in this city. Immediately after completing this job, he sought to enlist m the American army, but was unable to do so because of nib defective vision. He then returned to Canada and re-enlisted with the Canadian forces, being assigned to the Canadian rifles, or "C 'em run" as they were popularly named on the battlefield because of their ability to make the boches beat it. He sailed from Halifax, July 5, 1917, and after remaining in England but a short time was sent to France with his command, very soon afterwards again being initiated to boche fire. The Australian forces had originally tdken Paschendaele ridge, and failed to hold it, being forced to retreat from their positions after a brief period of occupation. The Canadians then retook the ridge and held it. This, Snyder says, occasioned a fierce feeling of rivalry between the Australian and the Canadian forces. At Vimy ridge. Snyder says, these two splendid fighting organizations of Old Albion, were gu en an oppor- ' tunity to prove to each other that both were invincible Snyder says that at Vimj Ridge he experienced the worst fighting of h's sixteen months' battle service in the great war. He says that he b ver\ conservative when he sajs that on certain portions of the field of Vimy Ridge the dead and wounded were piled ten, twelve and fifteen high. "We had to advance through seven miles of solid barbed wire," said Vernie, "m order to take Vimy Ridge, and our first wa\e which went over was wiped out completely to a man by the boche machine gun and artillery fire 1 bure agree with Sherman. be did say it all right. It giew very cold at this time, and this made conditions even more terrible. I never Will forget how at night from out on no man's land the most piteous cries machine gun fii e on them from two sides After being wounded rinjder was for ' lt various hot.pUu.lb. and was discharged from con ve- lescent base hospital No. 7 in London, landing in the United States on November 'ii. 1918. On the way back to Amelica Snyder was in com- I pany with Sapper A. Bouther, ere I i ited with hawng been the oldest m i m the allied forces to actually pat-, tlcipate m battle in the great waÂ». He was a member of the Royal British Engineer, and is seventy-four years old. When he presented himself for enlistment in Toronto he told the recruiting officer that he was only furtj-eight jeais old. Bouther, whom Snder met in London, is a veteran of three wars. He served in the v,ar of the rebellion with the Union forces, in the- Boer rebellion with the Brithrfi forces in France for with the Britis forces in France for nearlj sixteen months in the world Among -Snyder's most cherished possessions is a big. black, vicious looking pistol which he took from an officer of the Prussian guard. The weapon is fifteen inches long and is one of the largest caliber pistols ever made. An ordinary .45 caliber shell drops through the barrel with plenty of i oom to spare. of the wounded nost pile would rÂ·each our Â·ars. Tet we were helpless to aid them, for German machine gun fire would have gotten any of us had we dared to go out to them at that time They would freeze out there, and their agonizing cries would torture us, as we heard them vainly supplicating for succor. It was at the battle of Vimy Ridge that Snyder was most seriously Wounded. Both sides of his Jaw were broken, his skull was fractured and his left leg was injured in two places as the result of a shrapnel shell exploding near him. His left ankle was broken in such a manner that it is now stiff, and compels him to walk with a pronounced limp. AFTER WAR STAMP BUYERS Postmaster E. 0, Miller Receives Orders Prom Capital* Postmaster B. C. Miller has received from A. M. Dockery, tiiird assistant postmaster general, a notice, the directions of which he is required to follow closely. The notice is self-explanatory: 1. The following is quoted from a notice issued by the secretary of the treasury: "My attention has been directed to the numerous oifeis made by unscrupulous persons thiough advertisements and in othei wais to buy war savings certificate stamps and. as a result of such offers, I am informed that owners ot such securities hive suffered material losses which could have been avoided by ledemption of the war savings, certificate stamps at postoffices, as provided by law. "In order that the interes owners of war sa.\ nn stamps of either series may be safeguarded. I hereby notify all persons to refrain f i o m offers to buy war savings stamps or accept the same in trade " Â·2 In pursuance of the foregoing, postmasters are directed not to pay war savings certificate on which the names of the owners have not been entered or have been erased THREE PROMINENT CITIZENS OF AUBURN ARE DEAD Marriages HICKSVILLB. O., Jan. 24.--An_ . . - - _ __ _ . . nouncement comes t o Hicksville o' Father of Judge Dan M. Link' Â«ie marriage O f MISS Addie KOC ! (laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kocl Fred K. Teasdale WHO IS TO PAY TAX ON BOOZE IN CONFISCATION? Suffers Three Strokes of Apoplexy. . I home at Battle Creek. t the bride's Jlich. LADY DIES AT AGE OF 96 | ELUFFTOX. I n d , Jan. 24 --Mrs. ; Gussie Blanchard and Louis E. Ai - nold were united in marriage by Revenue Law Involves Problem of Tax Collection of Contraband Liquor. Snuire J. K. Rinehart Thursday. They will reside in Liberty center. U is Mr. ' KRUYER OFFERS A PLAN (Spetia! to the ewa t AUBURN, Ind, Jan. 24.--Auburn and Mrs Blanchard's second, lost three well known citizens yesterday in the deaths of Mrs. Amanda Arnold's fourth marriage' ' HUNTINGTON, Ind., Jan. 24.-. . . The approaching marriage of Miss , Little, aged 96 years: Joseph S. Link, | Frances Embry and Dr. Mark H. | father of Judge Dan M. Link, of the i Shideler, both of this city, was an-' DeKalb-Steuben circuit, and Charles : nou Â» c Â« cl Wednesday evening at a din, _ ner part} gi\en by .Miss Emma \\ass- 'Â» * Â·-"*... . . President and Mrs. Wilson at Grave of Ganibiildi, Great Italian Patriot. FLOOR TAX TO BE LEVIED ON CIGARS AND TOBACCOS All Dealers in Tobacco Must Make Inventory on Date of New "Act's Passage. LAW TO BE PASSED SOON The local revenue office in the federal building announces that a new revenue bill, providing for a "floor" tax on cigars, cigarettes, tobacco, snuff, distilled spirits, wines and cordials, intended for sale, is expected to be, in the near future, enacted into low, and that all dealers in these commodities are required by law to make a complete inventory of their stocks on the date of the law's passage. State Collector of Internal Revenue Peter J. Kruyer, has ad- changed, since, under the regulations, they are not transfeiable, and are payable only to the original owners, except in case of death 01 disability. v ,,jjj 3 Postmasters aie fuither instructed not to pay any \iar savings certificates ptesented b; persons cu- mins known to be buying, or pub- hcily offering to buy, war pavings" stamps, or cestifleates fiom the ow-i- ers, unless positive e\idence is submitted that the certificates v/ere originally issued to the persons or firms presenting them for payment. 4. When consulted by oxv ners of war savings stamps in regard to offers to purchase such stamps at leÂ£.s than current value, postmasters should invite their attention to the fact that war savings certificates may be cashed at money-order offices after ten dajs' written notice, and that this is a privilege accorded by law. At the same time it should be pointed out that the need of the government for proceeds of the war savings stamp issue is great, and the holders should be urged to retain their stamps until maturity as a patriotic act unless their necessities are vised Unites States Field Officer Frank Manniv, ot the local revenue office, that dealers are expected to watch the daily papers for the act's passage, in older that they will be able to make their inventory on that certificate ! day ' as Presciibed by law.. i 1 ioor tax is the difference between the tax imposed by the existing law and that imposed by the new revenue bill. The exact amount of the floor tax is, of course, not known at this date, as that will be determined by congress m passing the la\v. Dealers will be required on the date of the passage of the law to take an inventory of their stocks of cigars and cigarettes, in classes, according to the retail price of the same. Any cigars weighing less than three pounds per thousand must be listed in a separate class, however. In the payment of this tax, no checks whatevei will be accepted, it being required that payment be made by postoffice money order or draft. urgent. A. II. DOCKERY. Third Assistant Postmaster General. ELABORATE BANJjUlVEN BY GARRETTJOUNTRY CLUB (Special to the NewO GARRETT, Ind., Jan. 24.--An elaborate banquet xvas given to the members of the OarrÂ«tt Country club and In telling of the fighting at Hill TO, their wives or lady fncncls, Wednes- however, detected what was beinf attempted ana--also began to frantically dig through from their side Snyder says one could plainly hear '.he thuds of the German intrench- me-nots and hyacinths. Following the banquet there was a meeting of the -stockholders, at which time the fcllowing x board of directors was elected for the ensuing year: J D. Brmkeroff. O. H.' 1'ctts, Leslie Stoner. H. M. Brown, Dr. J. P. Thompson, Dr. J. A. (.'levengrr, C. \V Addington, J. S. Patterson and Wesley Keen. These officers were elected: President, J. D. Brinkcrhoif: vice-president. Dr. J. F. ThompÂ»5n: secretary. C. W. Addington; treisurer, Tr. 1. A. Clevenger. An indoor golf tournament w:is participated in hv the ladies ,-in'l gentlemen, under the directions of I Dr. H. W. Stepheison. The coming season promises to be better than ever before. The STDlf grounds ;ire to undergo improvements. Farmers' Institute at Chester. (Special to tlic X e u s ) NORTH MANCHESTER. Ind., Jan. 24.--The Chester township farmers' institute will be held in the Chester school building Friday evening. Jan. 31. and Saturday. Feb. 1. Prizes are being offered for many kinds of farm and household displays. , W. T. Martindale, of Wilkinson, and Mrs. William Goldsmith, of Allen county, will be the speakers for the sessions Saturday Minor Accidents in Northeastern Indiana GRABILL, Ind., Jan. 23.--Mrs. John, Blough, residing north of here, ran a needle into her hand while mending some curtains, the needle breaking off, leaving the point imbedded in the flesh. VAN WERT, O., Jan. 24.~Joseph Hammond, the 12-year-old son of ilr. and Mrs. Floyd M. Hammond, corner Race and Crawford streets, fell and dislocated his right elbow recently, and the injury is proving very painful. ZAXESVILLE, Ind., Jan. 24.-While trying to lead a mule to pasture Roy Ormsby was injured by the animal to the extent of a fracture of the leg between the ankle and Knee. He is in a Huntington hospital. WAWAKA, Ind., Jan. 24.--Mrs. Sylvester Waldron's niece, Mrs. Cora Shaul, was seriously burned at the home in Montpelier, O., by starting fire with kerosene, one eye being almost seared and one arm almost cooked. BLUFFTOX, Ind., Jan. 24.--Mrs. David Bennett, residing nine miles northeast of the city, is at the home of her sister, Mrs. Victor Grosjean, suffering from a fractured rib and TRACTION RATE HEARING SET FOR FEO) AT PERU Local Officials Will Be Present to Present Their Case to Commission. SIX CENT FARE FOR CITY The petition of the Fort Wayne and Northern Indiana Traction company to raise the fare to six cents in Fort Wayne, Wabash, Peru, Logansport and Lafayette, and to increase Its interurban fares will be held In the court house at Peru, Ind., on February 20, commencing at 10 o'clock a. m. The proposition is meeting with considerable opposition from officials in cities effected and there will be a lively tilt before the'public service commissioners when the cast is heard. The company is seeking not only to increase city fares to six cents, but to increase its basic interurban passenger fares from two and one-hall cents per mile to two and three-quarter cents per mile, computed on the "copper zone" system on tickets sold and to three cents per mile on casl fares computed as aforesaid with re- an injured lung, and her husband has f ares Â« m l uted as aforesaid with re- bad bruises about the face as the rebate of Â° ne cent for eve w "ur miles suit of an accident in which Ernest and Â«Â· fraction thereof in excess of Pulfer. a farmer residing east of the i t w o mllt:s for whlch P ass Â«ger has city, ran his automobile into their | paid a cash fair buggy demolishing the rig and throwing the Bennetts into the road. Pulfer said he couldn't see the buggy until he was upon it owing to a dashing rain. BOOZE SELLER GETS $250 AND COSTS AND 90 DAYS Judge Robert Buhler Gives Ike Borton Heaviest Sentence Yet-Assessed. Scarlet Fever at South Wlutlcy. (Special to tne News ) COLUMBIA CITY, Ind., Jan. 24.-- Scardet fever has broken out In South Whitley and County Health Officer Dr. E. V. Nolt reports three cases, m the Tine Wagoner family at that place. The disease is in a malignant form. The home has been quarantined and other homes will likely be quarantined during the next few das. Soldiers Welcomed. (pucial to the Nev,s.) HUSTINGTON. Ind., J:,n. 2(The Knights of Pythris lodge, at a meeting Wednesday evening, extend- e dan invitation to soldieis in uniform to use thi* lodge club loom every day except Sundiy until 6 o'clock in the evening. The roll ca and nftv-fifth anniversary ot the Huntingdon lodge will be" celebrated at a meeting to be held on Feb. 19. The lodge home, which w.is tis^d as an emergency hospital for influenza patients, has be-^n renovated, re; decorated and thoroughly oveihaul MEANS A YEAR AT FARM The heaviest punishment yet given a violator of the Indiana prohibition law in Allen county and this section of the state, was assessed this morning, when Special Judge Rob- PLOD THROUGH HOT SAND Weary Candidates of Mizpah Undergo Probation. Â· Wearily plodding through the hot desert sands a hundred feetsore pilgrims are this afternoon and evening journeying to the oasis where they will become members of Mizpah Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. The pilgrimage was begun at 1 o'clock and the only relief on the program is at 5:30 o'clock when they will be allowed to join the caravan as it moves over the down town streets. They will not be in the parade as free and lusty sons of the desert however, but as slaves and bearers of burdens, tottering under the hard tasks their masters have imposed upon them. All this they will undergo cheerfully however for this evening they will come into their ert A. Buhler, in the city court, fined I rc S,' ard ^, fellowship in the shrine. Ike Borton, ex-saloonkeeper and bootlegger, 5250 and costs and sentenced him to ninety days at the county penal farm. The specific To add to the splendor of the occasion imperial Potentate E. J. Jacoby is here. He is being shown ever}' honor that is due one of his exalted position and the wanderers m the desert are being allowed to Mne Children and Parents 111. (Special to the J.rÂ»O NOBTH MANCHESTER. Ind., Jan. 24.-- The family of George W. Bechtold. east of this city, holds, the record for the number sick with influenza at one time. There aie nine children in the family and all of them, together with Mr. and Mrs. Bechtold. were in bed at one time i with the diseate. Attends Conference. " I (Spciul to the \VÂ»O NORTH MANCHESTER. Ind.. Jan. 24.-- Rev. George Beiswang, i pastor of the Zion Lutheran church. , . Is m Philadelphia this 'week, having HAM 1 $15,000 MORE APPROPRIATED FOR THE NEW NURSES' HOME charge on which Borton was con-1 delight their eyes with such scenes victed was selling liquor without a Â°^ oriental splendor as was never be- license. The costs in a liquor case fore thelr 8:ood fortunc to witness, are $25, which means that if Borton does not pay the flne and costs, he will have to sei\e exactly 365 days,, or one year at the penal farm. Borton was arrested shortly after 11 o'clock Tuesday in his basement room at 338 Baker street, by a raid- injr squad composed of Captain ^Xeorge Eisenhut, Special Officer Peter Junk and Officer Krueckeberg. The officers found him in company with a woman and a quantity of bottles, some empty, some partly empty and some full, were discovered. Borton, the woman and the wet goods were taken to the station. John Driscoll, a witness secured by the police, testified that Borton, who before the state went dry, operated a saloon on Grand street, had been selling whisky to him at $2 50 per pint. This is at the rate of $20 per gallon Driscoll also said that he had been allowing Borton to use his^suit case to get whisky from Ohio, merely to have a source from where to buy booze. While being taken to the jail Borton said something about his being a men when he gets out after serving his sentence. Births MONGO, Ind . Jan. 24.--Born, to A. M Keefe and wife, Jan. 2". a son. their sixth child. (Specul to the Xeire.) HUNTINGTON. Ind., Jan. 24.-The county council iata Thursday voted an additional $15.'JOO for the building of a nurses' home at the Huntington County hospital, and appropriated $1,000 'to make additions to the law libraiy of the court house. These appropriations uill come up for second reading tod-iy, and probably will be passed in this form. The hospital board already has an appropriation of $15.000 for the building of a nurses'*? home, and with the additional $15,000 hopes to btulil the home and equip it without any further appropriations, Change- in Ownership. (Special to tin' ViÂ». NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind . Jan 24.--There has been a change in ownership in the S. S. Cox Showcase company in this city. J A. Browne, one of the large stockholders before, purchasing the holdings of Cecil Shelley and Harry I Hays, which gives him 330 of the 421 shares. The directors chosen are Paul Browne, president: J. A. Browne, vice-president: Joe Weltzel. secretary and treasurer, and Wallace F. Shaffer, sales manager. Mr. | Shelley, who has had charge of the designing department, and Mr. Hays, who has been traveling for the com- panv, will continue in their positions in the employ of the company. This Crew. Mrs. Little was DeKalb county's oldest citizen, having passed her ] ninety-sixth milestone on Jan. S of this year. Her death occured at 5 a. m. yesterday at her home on North Main street. She had been bedfast only a week. Mrs. Little's maiden name was Amanda McDowell. Her birthplace was Lancaster City, Pa. She accompanied her parents to Columbia, Pa., and thence to Williamsport, Pa., where she was married to Andrew Jackson Little. Mr. Little was a teacher in a college at Willamsport and he and his wife lived in that city for several years. Meanwhile Mr. Little studied law and after being admitted to the bar engaged m the legal profession. In 1860 the family moved to Coldwater, Mich., and soon afterward went to Fort Wayne. At about the beginning of the civil war they came to Auburn and Mrs. Little had resided here ever since. Mr. Little practiced law in DeKalb county until 1880, when his health was permanently impaired by an attack of typhoid fever. He died in 1884. Mrs. Little was engaged in the millinery business in Auburn for fifty years. The deceased was the mother of four sons and one daughter. The daughter died in infancy. One son, Henry, died in 1905. and the death of another. William, took place in 1904. The surviving sons, Andrew J. and John Conger Little, are partners in the hardware business at Garrett, but the former has made his home in Auburn with his mother for the last four years. There are also five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Little was a member of the Presbyterian church of Auburn, having been active in the work of the church ever since she came to Auburn. She also was a member of the Rebekahs. Funeral services will be held at the church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. A. P. Bourns will officiate and interment will be made in Evergreen cemetery beside the body of Mrs. Little's husband. Death of Joseph Link. Joseph Link, father of Judge Dan M. Link, died early Thursday morning after three strokes of apoplexy. Death came very suddenly. Mr. Link being sick not over three hours. He had been downtown during the day and was apparently in the best of health. He spent a portion of the day hearing the evidence ,in the big Waterhouse will case in the DeKalb circuit court in which his son is presiding. Mr. Link ate suppar at the usual time and retired shortly after 9 o'clock. It was not long uqtil he complained of a pain in his ear. Mrs. Link tried to give him some relief and called a physician. Judge Link also was summoned and he ran from his home on North Main street to be at his father's bedside. Judge Link immediately upon his arrival at 10:30 saw that his father was' in a critical condition and he summoned another doctor. The sick man was placed in a chair and the two physicians worked for two hours in an effort to save his life, but to no avail. Three strokes of apoplexy proyed too much for his constitution and he died shortly after 12 o'clock The deceased was 72 years of age last August. He had been a resident of Auburn and DeKalb countj practically all his life. He is survived by the widow; three sons. Judge Link and Alva Link, of Auburn, and Dr. Claude Link, with the American forces overseas, and one daughter, Miss Maude Link, of Sioux City, man, at-her home in Wabash. TIPPEUAXOE. Ind.. Jan. 24 -George Galantine, of Chicago, and Miss Eva Gankee, of Tippecanoe, \veie married at Plymouth a few days ago. The news has just been received here. The new federal internal revenue tax bill, proiidmg for the imposition of a floor tax on all intoxicants) and tobacco products, which it is es- , pected will be passed congress WARSAW. Ind., Jan. 24.--Dale E. Brown, son of George P. Brown and Miss Selma C. McKrill, daughter of James McKrill, have secured a marriage license. Mr. Brown was a coi - poral in Battery D. 137th Field Artil- leiy, and returned from France in December. WARSAW, Ind.. Jan. 24--Miss Maree Heighway of Mentone became the bride of Orange H. Brown of Pierceton on Wednesday, the wedding taking place in Mentone, with Rev. O. E. Miller, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. The bride is librarian at the Mentons public h- brarj'. BUTLER, Ind., Jan. 24.--The home, of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Wilyson, of Auburn was the scene of a very pretty home wedding Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, when their niece. Miss Aileen Knepper. was united in marriage to Roy H. Osborn, ot Rockville, Ind., in the presence of the immediate family. The impressive ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. A. Helms, of the St. Mark's Lutheran church, of Butler. The bride is one of Butler's most es- rftnable young ladies and is a graduate of the city schols in the class of 1915. For two years after graduation she was employed in the city postofflce and for the past year has operated a linotype machine at the Butler Record office. The groom is a young man of excellent qualities and is employed by the Vandalia. railroad as fireman, having his headquarters at Butler. Mr. and Mrs. Osborn left shortly after the ceremony for Logansport where they spent Thursday with friends, leaving Friday morning for Rockville. to visit his father. J. Osborn. They will bo at home to their many friends after Feb. 1, at 205 West Main street. Mrs. Knepper accompanied the young people to Auburn. ARCHITECT TO SUE NORTH MANCHESTER SCHOL BOARD (Special to the XORTH MANCHESTER. Ind., Iowa. Members of the DeKalb county bar association met Thursday, selecting Charles M. Brown as chairman and J. R. Xyce as secretary, and "Be it resolved by the members of the DeKalb county bar association that we extend our sincere sympathy and condolence to Hon. D. M. Link in the bereavement sustained by him in the sudden death of his father. Joseph S. Link." Death of Charles Crew. Jan. 24.-- C. A. Houck, a Muncie architect, has made the announcement that he will bring suit in the Wabash circuit court this term against the school board of North Manchester for $2.500 which he claims is due him for preparing a set of plans for a high school building during the latter part of 1915. His plans were for an exclusive high school building Before they were adopted the membership of the school board was changed, and the new board employed Charles A. WeatherhoBg, of Fort Wayne, to draft a set of plans. Bids were asked for on these plans, but thev were above the estimate. Then came the. order to stop building preparations until after the war. and the building project has rested since then. Now Houck comes forward with the claim that he was regularly employed to prepare the set of plans he made: that he was not given a chance by the new board to submit others if the first were not satisfactory, and that he believes the school corporation Is indebted to him in the sum of $2,500, that being the - value labor. puts on his plans and his GARRETT COMMUNITY CLUB PROPOSE BUYING A HOME (Special to the News.) OAKRETT, Ind., Jan. 24.--A most enthusiastic meeting of the Cjarrett Community club was held in Mayor Clevenger's office, at winch time lans were lo-id to found a commun- _. .., . . , , ity home, where men m Garrett and me third death in Auburn yes- vicinity may gather for social pur- terday was, that of Charles Crew, poses, father of Orlie Crew, of North Van They will start a campaign in Feb- age Jan. 9. Mr. Crew is survived by two othÂ»r sons. Jess, of Toledo, and Vern. of Delta Farms. Louisiana, and a daughter. Miss Sadie, of Toledo. and the monthly dues" twenty-hve cents, Dr. Klinglor was at the head of a committee to investigate the practicability of establishing a coumumtv Funeral services will be held from home. He reported three resfdcnces i the bt. Mark s Lutheran church Sat- | available. Those of Dri J F urday afternoon at 2 o'clock m I Thompson. J. A. Clevonger nnd F i' charge of Rev. S. E. Slater, pastoi. King. He said ?nj one of these residences could he made into a community house at a. complete cost of 520.000 or J30.000, according to the changes or equipment deemed advisable. The club accepted the plan and turned the matter over to the boaid of directors. in the near futme, piesents the question as to %vho u, tu pa the additional tax on liquor held m confiscation b\ fedei-al, state, county and city autboiities. Klooi tjix constitutes the difference bet\\ een the tax collectable under the e x i s t statute, and that to be imposed by the new revenue bill. The speciali agent of the department of justice* assigned to this city, has in, his custody about 200 quarts of whiskey, and about eight barrels of beer,. which has been seized m blind tieer! raids and taken from other violators of the prohibition law. According to the law soon to go into effect, the additional revenue tax must be paid on this liquor. The internal revenue tax on whisi- key is now ?3 20 per gallon. This amount of cotuse hits already been paid on this liquor, confiscated 'by 1 the authorities. The $3.20 per gallon is collected by the government gua- ger or deputy internal revenue collector at the distillery or brewer}" for every bit of liquor, which groesi out. When the new law goes into effect, somebody will have to pay the additional amount over and above the 53.20 per gallon, which will be collectable on the booze held 1 in confiscation. Just how this will be paid, or who will pay it, has not been definitely decided, but Peter J. Kruyer, elate 1 collector of internal revenue f o r Indiana, has a plan to offer, as to how the additional tax my bs secured. Mr. Kruyer's plan 1s as follows: After seizure by the government for failure to pay the addtional tax, th internal revenue collector is required' by law, to appoint three appraisers' to fix the value of liquor. It It is then advertised for public sale. Ii case no bidders appear for fear o having no right to possession under the prohibition law, the collector will bid it in for the government. It is then up to the government to dispose of the whiskey as it sees fit. Mr. Kruyer is of the opinion, that under these circumstances, the government would have every right to ship the liquor into wet territory, for sale. If the plan suggested by Mr. Kruyer, is adopted, the government will find itself owner of about 200 quarts' of whiskey and about eight barrels of beer, now held in confiscation by the authorities in Fort Wayne. Most of the liquor held by the officials 1 here, is that taken by special agents' of the department of justice from offenders. who if they are indicted by the federal grand jury, will face the federal court m Indianapolis. About a year ago. the internal revenue tax on whiskey was raised from $2.29, to $3.20 per gallon. The addition of the floor tax to the latter figure, will make the indulgence in joy joice, an even more expensive past- time, in the future. ir r CONVENTION FEB. 4 (Special to the Xews ) HUNTINGTON, Ind., Jan. 24.-The countj Sunday school convention which was postponed last October because of the prevalence of influenza will be held in this city on Feb. 4, according to announcement by L. A. Ertzinger, county Sunday school president. Two sessions, afternoon and evening, will be held. George N. Burnie, the state secretary, has promised to be present, and the nominating committee has been reappointed. This committee is the Rev. Ralph Wheadon, J. M. Scudder, the Rev. F. H. Diehm. O. W. Whitelock and the Rev. Ralph W. Loose. The program committee is I. B. Potts, Herman Taylor, Mrs. J. C. Rinehart and Mrs. A. C. Bechstem. ladles' Board Picks Heads. (Special to the News) VAN WERT, O., Jan. 24.--The ladies' board of the Van Wert county hospital has elected officers for the ensuing year as follows: President, Mrs. Frank H. Hines; vice president Mrs. M. C. White, Middle Point: secretary. Miss Daisy Gilllland; treas- Â·er, Mrs. O. W. Kerns. Mrs. Oliver Kennedy was appointed as advisory committee; Mrs. Clarence R. Me- ^onahay and Mrs. Lon Richards, house committee: Mrs. Everett Tones, chairman, Mrs, Charles B Morris. Mrs. Frank E Bigelow and Mrs. Byron L. Smith, ways and means committee. LATE PHOTOGRAPH OF FMXCE MURAT. A late photograph of Prince Murat, host of President Wilson during his stay in France. The prince's beautiful mansion in Paris has been turned over to President Wilson for Jill UM dnrtnf the peace conference. gone there to attend a national meet- ' ing in relation to boys' work, and the ' "Inner Mission" conference work. Red Cross Notes t Â»/ _----- i. KENDALLV1LLE, Ind., Jan. 24 -The local Red Cross is out in another strong appeal for workers to help finish the quou of garments now on hand, so they may be shipped by the last of this month. They are to go to Belgium and there is much vork to do _ _ WEUW-COSWEV OWNER OF XEW YORK YANKEES RETVRNS FROM FRANCE. Lieutenant Colonel Huston, half- j owner of the Ne_w York Yankees, arrived many American forces in France. Colonel Huston won two promotions on the Held. Colonel Huston, with the rank of captain, left fox-France with a Â·Â·egiment of engineers. For s'ine time before the American troops became a sepaiate fighting unit, he was attached to the British forces. is the first dlaige atih rtailir ahram ANTWERP. Ohio. Jan 24--Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Troop report the birth of a son Monday GRABILL. I n d , Jan. 23--Mr. and ] Mr*.. Walley Wann arnounce t h e . With the withdrawal of Mr. Shelley from the company all of the men who came here with it from Bryan I have severed their connection with the company. ; BIG LEASE JS_ COMPLETED Joe Goldstein Turns Deal for Calhoun Street Property. Through the Joe Goldstei nagency ( the building at 603 Calhoun street. just south of the Hot Brau, has been Â· leased to J. B Moses, who will con- i duct a cigar store and billiard room. I The place will be thoroughly remod- ; eled and redecorated and brought up i to date in every way. The building is owned by the Graffe and Kane estate. VlUftiEisBiL.T ii/wjtoayj. I in New York recently, after I birth of a baby K! rl. ..'.Wn to Mr 'Â· tnonthf of fighting with^ the | and Mrs. iOrle Zeis. a baby boy. Intercepted at Wabash. (Special to t'le Sews.) ; HUNTINGTON, Inrl., Jan. :(.-I K T. Snap, -nho left the Annex hotel 'Thursday without paying hiÂ« bill of ,,-- . Mrs. '$550. w.is intercepted at \Vshash by Paul Knll are the parents of a daugh- , the chmf of police of th/\t citv. and ter. born January 19 It has been ; nuher thnn com? back to Huntmcton named Maty Alice. Mrs. Krill was I left $1S.55 with the \Vabiish chiet of Miss Zella Beach, of Kdon ---- Born to i police to pay the bill, his fine on .1 Mr. and Mrs. Leo Morley. January 1 charged fllcd. and the cons aased EDOX. O.. Jan. 24.-- Mr and 21 a son, Robert Motterville. against him. FOR SEPARATE COURTS (S|.eiijl In the NCI Â» ) BLUFFTOX, Ind, Jan. 24.--When he returns to Indianapolis this week Senator Decker will introduce a bill in the legislature asking for a 69th judicial court, providing for a judge \vv\jrrmvvr tÂ»n-aivf iv Â«- c. J Mwiv - iti ' wuÂ«w, r ivv*uiii b iui t t juuge Wb/U/Tmt-SiT FKn ATE I.N l. s. m Blackford county and a prosecutor ARMY TO ESTER WEST POIXT. . in Wells county, the latter to be op- i pointed by Governor Goodrich. This Cornelius Vanderbilt, jr., known as means a split the wealthiest private in the United ! circuit court if the States aimy. left Camp Lewis re-i All Blullton lavvjers aie of the opinion that the courts should be separate There is moie business heiu than can be attended to and the business in Blackfoid county is extremely light. Suggestions also have been made that the Biackford court be attached to some county with a superior court. Â©Â«*. YANKEE FLYER WON PRETTY FRENCH GIRL IN ROMANCE OF THE WAR. cently with the avowed intention of entering West Point, according to a report from Tacoma. Wash The wealthy young New Yorker rcclared he was in love with army life, and his ambition is to become an officer. He is the son of Brigadier-General Vanderbilt Mrs. Marcelle M. Kirk, very petits and pretty, and one of the lu.OOO French girls reported to have become brides of American soldiery, recently arrived at New York aboard the British transport Ulua. She is the wif#, of Captain George E. Kirk, an a^a-' tor, from San Francisco, who is now! f w,-ii viaf-vcni-ii coma lescmg at a Paris hospital. Mrs. 1 K,II i j ' K!rk ' who was a n^e at the Bed is passed. Cro^s hospital at Iss-ondun. nursed Captain Kirk when he was taken there after being h u r t in nn an duel. The couple were married on March 3. last Learning that her husband might be sent to America soon Mrs, Kirk hurried over on the L'lua. knowing that officers' and boldiers' wives would not be permitted to accomraalr their luisband. '
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