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Gosport Reporter, page 4.
January 08, 1916



On account of the bad weather I have postponed the public sale of my stock, implements, corn, hay, etc. in the above date. - George Pfalzgraf

Owen County Democrat, page 1.
January 08, 1916

Personal News

Mrs. J. F. Strain was the guest of (illegible) Indianapolis Friday.

Mrs. Underwood and children were the guests of relatives in Bainbridge Friday.

Herman Campbell was here from Muncie Sunday to visit his mother, Mrs. Alice Campbell

Mrs. Geo. Cline of Bloomington was the guest Friday of Mrs. H. Murphy.

Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Gregory and daughter, Onnar, were visitors in Indianapolis Monday.

The primary department of the Methodist church will furnish the music for Sunday school Sunday.

Mrs. C. O. Butcher, of Stinesville was a visitor with friends here Sunday.

Arthur Spicer, the Vandalia brakeman, visited here over Sunday with his family.

Burton Wampler, of Indianapolis was the guest of relatives here Sunday.

Mrs. Rooks Goodall, of Ellettsville, came Saturday to be the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Martin, south of town.

After being the guest of relatives here a few days, John Gilbert returned Friday to his work near Cloverdale.

Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson amd daughters Alice and Majorie, were guests or Mr. and Mrs. Ol Lash, near Paragon Saturday and Sunday.

A few extra good Indian Runner drakes for sale. B. S. Kidd, R. I. Gosport.

Mrs. Jas. Cherry and little son, east of town, were guests Saturday of her mother, Mrs. Farr, in Martinsville.

Mort Duncan, for a number of years one of the leading merchants of Quincy, was a business visitor here Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Lyon, of Crawfordsville were here Saturday night and Sunday, the guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lyon.

Mrs. G. E. John returned to her home in Muncie Friday after being the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Neal, during Christmas holidays.

After a pleasant visit here with brothers James and Theo. Dittemore and families, Mrs. Elizabeth Teagardin returned to her home in Greencastle Friday.

Instead of the regular 500 mile auto race at the Indianapolis speedway next May the contest has been cut down to 300 miles with a first prize of $30,000 instead of $50,000.

After spending the holidays here with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Haltom. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Teague and little daughter, Margaret, returned to their home in Indianapolis Friday.

Herman Fox returned to LaFayette yesterday to resume his studies at Purdue University after spending the holidays with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Fox.

The heavy rains of last (illegible) forced the river out over (illegible) lands.

Classes was (sic) resumed in the schools Monday after a vacation of a little more than a week.

Mrs. Martha Stines came from Indianapolis Friday to visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stines.

A farmer living near Auburn. Ind. sold 300 tons of cabbage off a fifteen acre field, receiving an average of $5 a ton, $1500 in all for the crops. A few crops like this and Indiana will be full of cabbage magnates. A crop that brings in $100 an acre is worth looking into.

Bert Ray, the hustling and successful auctioneer living out on route No. 1 was here Friday and Saturday to assist in the Cassel sale of merchandise. Saturday he called and contracted for a quantity of that great business booster, printers' ink. Note his card elsewhere in this issue.

F. A. McCarty, traveling cashier for the Western Oil Refining Co. was at home from Winamac over Sunday. His company selected two men last week for a month's work in eastern Canada and Mr. McCarty was one of the men chosen. They will work this week through New York state and next week take up the work in Canada.

Gosport Reporter, page 4.
January 08, 1916


(Illegible) his business Saturday and Monday morning sent in his resignation. Mr. Maple gave as his reasons. First — That although he had twice asked for them, the township advisory board had refused to furnish him statute books or Indiana acts. For what reason he knew not unless they were financially unable to do so. Second — That after the voters of Gosport had elected a marshal whom they were reasonably sure would do his straight duty under all circumstances the town board, figuratively speaking, cut his throat and under the arrangements now in force he did not believe that a justice's court would be necessary.

Gosport Reporter, page 4.
January 08, 1916


There is a new mail carrier on Route No 2 out of the local post-office. The new man is Earl Smith, who graduated from Gosport high school three years ago and lives with his parents near Quincy. Smith's duties as carrier began Saturday at which time Dr. Arganbright's resignation took affect. Arganbright had been in the service since June I5, 1904. Smith gave up a country school in order to assume his new duties. Miss Lucile Allee, a local High school graduate with last year's class, taking his place.

Gosport Reporter, page 4.
January 08, 1916


The young men of the Epworth League entertained the young lady members with a watch party at the League rooms in the Methodist church Saturday night. Games and appropriate contests were enjoyed. Jerry Stines and Miss Hattie Wampler were prize winners in the contests. A three course luncheon was served and at midnight the merrymakers polled the bell cord and tolled out the news of the birth of the New Year.

Gosport Reporter, page 4.
January 08, 1916


It is said that farmers and stock men who bought feeding cattle early in the fall are now sorry, as they could now buy at about 50 cents less on the hundred. Late planting last spring and early frosts greatly damaged the corn crops in Iowa, northern Illinois and Wisconsin and that territory, instead of being a buyer, has been obliged to become a seller of cattle, thereby increasing the supply and reducing the demand. However these same conditions ought to produce high priced cattle when grass comes next spring. Farmers who do not have winter feed will be on the market buying cattle for grass. Dairy cows are the exception in price, being at the top.

Gosport Reporter, page 4.
January 08, 1916


A plan of the postoffice department to cut the salaries of rural carriers who do not consume eight hours every day in their rounds, is causing much adverse discussion by members of congress, who say that the department's activities in reorganizing the rural service are a prolific cause of trouble for the lawmakers. The proposed reduction would effect 543 carriers in Indiana. The new plan which is heralded as a money saving proposition, was sprung by James I. Blackslee, the fourth assistant postmaster-general, when he appeared before the house postoffice committee just before the holiday adjournment.

Gosport Reporter, page 4.
January 08, 1916

25 AND 65

At twenty, sixty-five seems eons away, but it may be interesting to younger readers to know just where they will be, financially, at that age. The following statistics compiled by a big life insurance company after a vast investigation for their own information, are correct: Out of 100 average healthy men at twenty five, at sixty-five, 36 will be dead, 1 will be rich, 4 will be wealthy, 5 will still be supporting themselves by work. 4 will he dependent upon friends, relatives or charity.

Gosport Reporter, page 4.
January 08, 1916


Lately certain men and boys have been entering and loafing in the Christian church. This is a warning that hereafter any person found in the basement of the church without first gaining permission will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Board of Deacons, Christian Church

Gosport Reporter, page 4.
January 08, 1916


Was Made Roadmaster of Monon Division

Chas. E. Wampler, the Monon section foreman, who has been in charge of the "floating" gang the past several weeks, was called to Lafayette Tuesday and made roadmaster of the middle division of the Monon. This division is from Bloomington to Lafayette, including the Lafayette yards. Mr. Wampler has been an employee of the Monon for 28 years and known as cne of the best road men in its employ. His promotion comes not as a favor or through "pull," but as the reward of ability and his long and satisfactory service.

A regrettable feature of Mr. Wampler's promotion is the fact that he will he obliged to move his family to Lafayette.

Dore Dittemore was appointed to fill the vacancy made here by Mr. Wampler's promotion.

Gosport Reporter, page 4.
January 08, 1916


General Insurnace (sic) and Notary Public

Bonds furnished for administrators, guardians, etc.


Gosport Reporter, page 4.
January 08, 1916


MAYOR JAMES M. HOUSE, of Vincennes is presented by the Republicans of Knox County to the Republicans of the Second Congressional District for the Congressional nomination. Mayor House is a life long Republican, always tre (sic) to the principles of the party and faithful in service. He is a good business man and a successful lawyer. He is a hard working official and faithful to the obligations of his trust. He is a doer of things and as Mayor of the City of Vincennes he has accomplished much. Within two year he has made of Vincennes a new city. His ability, energy and thoroughness is assurance that your interests in Congress will be cared for. His nomination will insure Republicans success in our District.