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Attica Ledger Press (Newspaper) - October 13, 1911, Attica, Indiana A pm Indiana stale librarian the Attica Ledger press $1.00 per year Attica Indiana. Friday. October 13, 1911. Established 1851-no. 2 will of late w. C Smith Gladden Many hearts gives $100,000 to old Purdue pays off indebtedness of Home town and provides new school for Liberty township. Even his was women share banker s generosity nephews and nieces Given handsome bequests and several old friends come in for a share of the Fortune. The will of the late William c. Smith the Williamsport banker who died oct. 1st. Was probated at Williamsport saturday by c. V. Mcadams who is named in the document As its administrator. As nearly As can be determined the estate which it distributes amounts a to sip proximately three quarters of a million dollars and is the largest Ever disposed of in Warren county. Since or. Smith was a Bachelor with no natural heirs nearer than nephews and nieces the disposition of his great Fortune has Long been a matter of speculation and in consequence there has been intense interest in the provisions of the will. Purdue University in which or. Smith had Long been earnestly but quietly interested received the largest bequest being Given $50,000 in Cash and 1,565 acres of land in Minnesota valued at that much More. The town of Williamsport in which i he had lived since 1863 when he went j there eleven Hundred dollars in debt j will have cause to remember his name i with gratitude he having made pro virion for paying off the outstanding Indianapolis Are Given to be divided equally. To mrs. M. C. Lewis and her children $2,000 is Benae Abed mrs. Lewis being the divorced wife of William Lewis a son of Mary j. Lewis. Ren Julian is Given $10,000 in Warren county Bank Stock without restriction this being added in one of the codicil. Gabriel Hansicker is Given $1,000. Five thousand dollars is bequeathed to the executor in Trust to provide for the education of the two sons of Isaac Julian who it is specified Are to be two of the ten Warren county boys to be Given free tuition in Purdue. The instrument further sets Forth that the remainder of the estate which will amount to a Good Many thousand dollars shall be invested for the benefits of s nephews and nieces Mary j. Lewis Ollie Richcreek Ren William. John and Isaac Julian s. D. Messner Grace Darling Callahan and c. A Messner who Are to share equally the net income thereof As Long As they live. At the death of any of these their principal and income passes to their children but in Case any die without Issue their portion shall Vest in the other beneficiaries. This puts mrs. A Thornt Workinger of this City in line for a snug Fortune upon the death of her father a his share of the residue of the estate passing to her in addition to what she will receive from the $25,-000 which was willed to him in fee simple. In thus tying up the estate for As Long As the Law will permit or. Smith created for or. Mcadams a life time Job , which will yield him a handsome salary and thus makes him of those who wiil get a Good slice of the immense estate. Wabash Foo ends in Morder Mitchell Kiger shot to death while seeking to avenge a Foster sister s downfall Frank Foxwort a indicted for murder in second degree claims to have fired in self defense when attack but grand jury holds him for trial. Bond fit at $5,000. William c Smith debt Edness which has Long Handicap the municipality. The debts amount i is riven a splendid farm of 2s i acres to about $25,000 and include the water Liberty township with the provi Sion and Light Plant Bonds and a few re that e. S. Hobart who resides there mailing Bonds on the school building on be Given its use for five years at a Liberty township Warren of $r>00 a year that where Elm Grove farm his Legal Resie paid to mrs. Lewis. Dence is located also shared in his the land passes in generous it a bequest of $25,000 having children. Been mad to erect and equip a graded Richcreek. School building for the use of the entire township. John was also Given $5,000 less the i the trustees of Hillside cemetery amount of the review notes. I Are Given to $2,500 to be invested and Eddie Stephenson son of or. And he income used to keep up that Section mrs. J. H. Stephenson was Given a of the cemetery lying East of the High life income from $5,000 to be invested Way and South of the Wabash Railroad by the executor the principal revert j Samuel d. Messner and c. Lincoln ing to the estate after de s death. Messner nephews of the or. Smith mrs. Mary j. Lewis of Indianapolis were Given $25,000 each in fee Oman s missionary society to hold District meet her delegates from Twenty two local societies will meet in animal session oct.18 and 19 Grace Darling Callahan a Niec of Lafayette is willed $25,00<i Worth of real estate the rents and the or fits of which Are to be mrs. Callahan s during amount to her death the methodist woman s foreign missionary societies of the Lafeyette District will hold their annual District meeting in the methodist Church in this City oct. 18th and 19th, and a very interesting gathering is being look for Ward to by local members. The session will open wed Deal a evening with a process Imal by the Standard bearers and King s heralds followed by an exercise by the Little Light bearers. This will precede an and brought Back Home with him. Dress by mrs. Lucy f. Harrison of following the publicity which this Epi Pasadena cal., who is general superin i Sode occasioned that the Kiger boys pendent of the Yourg people s work of Learned of the condition of affairs. A the soil of Fountain county was stained with the blood of another Homi cide sunday when Ira Kiger sen of George k Ger of Wabash township was shot and killed during a quarrel in which he and his brother sought to avenge the ruin of their Foster sister miss Bessie King whom a Young Farmer of that Community had led astray. The latter Charles e. Foxworthy is now a prisoner in the county jail at Covington under indictment on a charge of second degree murder having been indicted by a special grand jury called by judge Schoonover on tuesday. The tragedy occurred within 3 Miles of the Hamlet of Coal Creek near the heme of the k str toys father. The t to Brothers have resided in Danville 111., for a number of years and went to the paternal heme sunday to spend the Day. From the evidence brought out it appears that they went with the deliberate intention of punishing Fox worthy who according to stories that had reach them in Danville was responsible for the Young woman s downfall. Foxworthy is a married Man and r sides on a rented farm less than a half mile from the Kiger Home. He has two children and following the birth of the younger a few months ago m iss King served for a time As a hired girl in the Foxworthy household. A in a week ago mrs. Foxworthy Learned of the relations that had existed Between the two and left her husband going to the Home of relatives in Illinois. The husband followed and succeeded in kidnapping the elder child whom he it was the greater part of the Fortune was devised to his nephews and nieces number of old friends including Rev. We. Wilmer judge j. M. Rabb a. H. Haun John Hatton John Stephenson and others were remembered even the two women who had done his washing being not forgotten. The wiil was executed Jan. 3o, 1909 and a number of codicil were added four Days later. C. V. Mcadams. Who for Twenty years had been or. Snaith s attorney prepared the will and its signature was witness by Geo. Her lifetime. At her death the title to the property passes to her children but j the society. An interesting program cording to the Story told by Foxworthy fee simple to her should survive her two thirds of i is being arranged for thursday but theat the inquest monday he had received it reverts to the estate the other third details Are not yet completed. J warning recently in a note written to a Niec and of her husband. An informal reception will be held in him by the girl that three of the her husband were hence bathed 250 the sum of $25,000 each is bequeath the Church Parlours wednesday evening Kiger boys were planning to Lead a acres of land sections 22 and 26 in town de to William Isaac and John Julia Quot after the meeting to afford an oppor mob which would come to his place and ship 21, Range 9 West. If they die $20, -00 to Ren Julian nephews and i Unity for the delegates and Otti cers to mob him. Without children this reverts to the $15,000 to a Niece Ollie Richcreek. J ret acquainted. The District includes sunday Forenoon Foxworthy was out Only a life interest in these sums is be-1 several counties and it is expected that j n a pasture looking after his sheep. Estate. For Many years mrs John Reif a widow and her Diu Fritt a mrs. Hope Herlinger had Dene or. Smith s washing and to the former he gave $500 an. The latter l<25n. E. S. Hobart has for a Long time been superintendent of or. Smith s farm and Dairy at Eim Grove and he had become attach to the Hobart Fame s. Porter and l. Vanreed. J. W. J r. Covalt and a. B. Donovan attested to Ven the codicil. The provisions in the will j a Quot a of Mare named Queen. By mrs. Hobart was Given the amount needed approximately i miss Clara Hobart $500, and Earl to $25,000 to cancel its bonded indebted a Bart $100. Or. Hobart in addition to Ness. Are As follows in the order in which they Are Given the first clause relates to the disposition of the testator s body directing that it be buried in Hillside Ceme judge Joseph m. Rabb a life Long Friend and political associate received $5,000 in Cash. John Hatton who had been assistant cashier in or. Smith s Bank for a Long Tery that All funeral expenses be paid while was Given the profits during Queathem but at the death of these All of the 22 local societies in the Dis this pasture lies just across the Road heirs the title passes in fees simple to j strict will be represented. J from the Kiger Home and was the their children. If any die without the meetings Are All open and visitors scene of the tragedy. About three children the Money events to the is will be heartily welcomed. J Hun Rcd Yards from the Kiger House is a Hickory tree which was filled with nuts. Foxworthy had taken a bag with him with the intention of getting some nuts and made his Way to this tree which stood by a Gate leading from the Road into the Field. While engaged in gathering nuts he saw two men approach from the House but declares that he had never seen them before and had no suspicion As to who they were. They Stop climbed Over the bars and according to his Story started a conversation about the nuts. The brother who participated in the attack asserts that they approach him at once about the disgrace he had to the. I the methodist presbyterian and married on wedding anniversary. Christian churches of Williamsport a very pretty wedding was cd la Brit were each Given $1,0u a in Cash. J de monday noon at the new Home of the town of Williamsport is Given in. And mrs. Will Small on Mcdonald Street when their daughter Jean was promptly and that a Monument such As his executor and the court deemed proper be erected there. Frances e. Stephen in wife of John h. Stephenson publisher of the Warren review in whose Home or. Smith had lived the greater part of the last Twenty years was bequeathed the residence in which they were living to being owned by or. Smith. She also Given All of or. Smith s household effects and Library his Driy ing Mare and buggy $10,000 in Warren county Bank Stock and $10,000 in Cash in addition to this or. Smith gave mrs. Stephenson the elegant $7,500 Pierce Arrow touring car altho this was not mentioned in the will having been Purchase since the will was made. Or. Smith had been a Semi invalid for Many years and the Large bequests to irs. Stephenson were a Reward for the personal care she and her Mother had Given him during the Many years which be boarded in their Home. The Stephensons were not related to him inane Way. John h. Stephenson the husband Given a Clear title to the Warren the executor being instructed release All notes and mortgages or. Smith had held against it i his lifetime from $2,000 Worth of Bank Stock which is to revert to the estate at has death. A. H. Haun former cashier of the Bank but now treasurer of Warren county was giving a life income from $5,000 of which w. B. Durbrow is to be trustee and which at or. Haun s death again becomes a part of the residue of the estate. The executor is also authorized to pay or. Haun $3,000 for his interest in the Minnesota lands bequeathed to Purdue. Purdue University received $5>,000 in Cash and 1,565 acres of land in red Lake and Polk counties Minnesota which is valued at $50,000. This land is to be sold and the proceeds used in the erection of such buildings As May be needed to further the agricultural department of the University. The Only condition of the gift is that ten boys from Warren county be accepted annually As students in the University free from All tuition. Goldie Julian is Given $1,000. The executor is directed to erect monuments at the Graves of Hester Julian and daughter and Edward Darling and wife. Mrs. Julian and mrs. Darling were Sisters of the dead banker who have been dead for years. Liberty township is Given .$25.000 for Purchase of a site and the erection of a building to furnish a graded school for All the township. Homer Lewis son of Mary j. Lewis of Indianapolis is Given $1,000. Or. Mcadams is directed to lease Elm Grove farm to e. S. Hobart its superintendent for five years at a rental of $2. K per acre and the 280-acre farm bequeathed to mrs. Lewis for the same term at $600 a year. The farm has Long been operated under the name of Smith amp Hobart As a partnership arrangement. The will provides that after these partnership affairs Are adjusted an inventory shall be made and or. Hobart be allowed to retain All the livestock and equipment on the place during his five year s lease. At the end of that time he shall be required to turn Back to the estate property of like character and value but is to be charged nothing for its use. Those who know or. Hobart know full Well that with this Opportunity the end of the five year period will find him with a Bank account Large enough to buy a Good farm of his own. Rev. We. Wilmer who for forty years was pastor of the Williamsport Presbyl irian Church and who came from Cincinnati to conduct the banker s funeral was Given $1,000. Scott Schwartz a town character who frequently did Odd jobs for or. Smith was rewarded with $1,000, this being one of the biggest surprises of the will. The children of May j Lewis of Given in marriage to w. A. Robinson of Danville 111., on the thirtieth anniversary of her parents wedding Day. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. W. Jackman and was a simple and impressive rite a ring being used to symbolize the Union of hearts. About forty relatives and friends witness the j wedding and were lavish in their Bestowal of gifts upon the Bride. The ceremony was followed by a two course luncheon. The Home was decorated in ferns and Flowers in a color scheme of Green and White. The Bride s dress was of White Marquisette trimmed in Satin and embroidery. The Young couple have a Host of Good friends in Attica the Bride having spent her life Here and the Groom being for a time local agent for the Wells Fargo express co both were Active in the work of the Christian Church the Groom being one of the de aeons and the Bode one of the most successful workers in the sunday school. Their Young fiends planned a noisy demonstration at the depot As a Farewell for them but they succeeded in evading the crowd. At Danville employees of the express office where the Groom is cashier were awaiting their coming with the intention of giving the couple a ride thru the Down town streets in an express Wagon but they escape this by getting off at the Junction and going at once to their new Home at 811 North Hazel Street where they will be at Home to their friends after nov. 1st. I brought upon the girl and wanted him to go up to the House with them and talk it Over. While the three were talking Ira Kiger suddenly threw his arms about Foxworthy a mining the i a. Worthy after picking a his watch which had been jerked oui of his pocket in the struggle Hurril from the dying Man saying Wil an oath Quot now who s got the bestow it Quot miss King had witness the fight from the farmhouse and ran darn the Road arriving at the Gate Jui about the time the affray Terminie. Others soon arrived and the body of the murdered Man was taken to to farmhouse and his wife and family in Danville notified. He was the fat Henf five children ranging in age Fror seventeen years Down to ten Motl and the grief in the Home when to sad news reach there can scarcely be imagined. The Man was a Blacksmith the amp i ear shops and was a Maso and a mod Ern Woodmen. In the later order he carried $2,00o lift insurance. Follow i no the postmortem held it onday Forenoon by the Coroner s physician the body was ship to Dan ill it for burial there. The murdered Man had resided in Danville for nearly ten Yeai but several years ago when he Yed in the Community where his deah occurred bore the reputation of of a trouble maker. He came involved in a cutting affray i one time and carved up a Man Nal a Frank Nash so badly that he Narr Vly escape the Penitentiary. On anti r occasion was Knock senseless with i sub while reaching for his gun to c by out a threat he had made. This c cured during a Box supper at a Cour. By school House. When he arrived at his ome Foxworthy telephoned his Broth r to meet him at Veedersburg and air washing the blood from his face we t to that City to get the wounds or his Hea d rest. From a doctor s offi it there he telephoned to Covington to t e sheriff s o office telling the officer we t had occurred and where he could de found. Soon afterwards the feeders org marshal placed him under arrest and took charge of the revolver. At this time Foxworthy had two revolver but a sets that the second was. His own which he secured from under is pillows after his return Home. Ira h Ger however in his testimony at the Coroner s inquest declared that Fox thy had a revolver in his pocket Hen the trouble occurred and attempt 1 to draw it and it was to prevent Thi that he threw his arms about him. He also swore that after the a Bootie a Oxworth had a revolver in each hand a Lis being the Only Point on which there As much difference in the stories. I s King s evidence on this Point would h decisive As she arrived on the scene ii time to see if that part of her Foster brother s Story were True. Foxworthy maintains that at the time his revolver v As under his Pillow at Home. Miss King is an innocent j appearing country girl 19 years of i e. Her parents died White she was infant and she was Given a Home in her Uncle s family where she had grown up from Babyhood and had been regarded by the Kiger boys As a sister. She has borne a Good reputation up to the time when she became involved with Foxworthy. She appeared before the grand jury tues fit and will by a one of the principal witnesses at the Crial. The Coroner s inquest was had in the court room at Covington monday afternoon Coroner Caplinger and Deputy Coroner Parham presiding. I he Only witnesses examined were the two men Foxworthy and Mitchell Kiger. The latter applied for the warrent on which the arrest was made. The autopsy showed that death had been caused by a Bullet wound and Only enough testimony was taken by the Corone to determine who fired the Bullet. The examination showed that the third rib deflected a Small part of the Bullet which Cut thru the Aorta near the heart. The Bullet itself penetrated the Edge of the lung and spinal column lodging in the Back just under the skin. It was removed by or Hicks and will form add. Thompson is Paral Zedwell known veterinarian stricken suddenly while Reading at his Home tuesday remains Uncha Liged and recovery is doubtful sons Are summoned from Minnesota and Are now at the bedside of their father. Aiding in the Battle for life. Or. L. H. Thompson who is widely known thru out the country surrounding Attica As a successful veterinary is lying at his Home in a critical condition and there is serious doubt that he will survive. While Reading beside his Library table at Home tuesday evening Between 8 00 and 9 00 o clock he was strike with paralysis the right Side of his face and the entire left Side of his body bring affected. Or. Kelsey was summoned and arrived within a few minutes. When he reach the Thompson Home he found or. Thompson somewhat better and by some assistance he was Able to walk to his bed. A few minutes later the paralysis returned however and since that time Bis condition has been serious. His vocal organs Are affected and he can scarcely speak intelligibly. His condition has varied but Little since tuesday night and it is impossible to predict the outcome. His friends and piously await news from his sick room and Are earnestly hoping that his rugged Constitution May withstand the attack. The doctor is 60 years of age and bad a slight attack of this nature about a year ago. Or. Thompsons brother a physician of St. Clair ont., was notified and came to Attica wednesday remaining until yesterday afternoon. Jack and Louis the Emer sons of the stricken Man air Rived i Dali it i�inn., Yeats riday tie Slighter miss Marie who want to Oxford. O. A fortnight ago to enter a music school has not As yet been called Home. Hear Quot the Dawn of a tomorrow the presbyterian Church oct. 20th. At latter s arms by his Side. At the same time Mitchell the other a other Drew a revolver from his pocket and aimed it at Foxworthy while he threatened to blow his brains out. Ira urged him to beat them out instead and Quot Mitch Quot began to strike their victim Over the head with the butt of the gun. Foxworthy is a sturdy Young countryman and began to struggle violently to d defend himself. At the same time he called to his dog to Quot take pm Quot and the f faithful animal Rusht to his master s Aid snapping and Barking at the heels of the Man who held him. This aided Oxworth in getting his arms free and he grabbed the revolver. In the frantic struggle which followed the weapon was discharged and the elder brother fell to the ground while a Crimson Stream gust from a Hole in his breast. He died within a few minutes. The pistol remained in Foxworthy s hand and he turned it upon the brother who was backing away appalled at the midday torn the quarrel had taken. The Cartridge failed to go off and Fox Foxworthy is a Thrifty and industrious Farmer and since his arrest has told a straight Forward and co insistent Story. Aside from his Indish ratio is with the King girl he is said to have borne a very Good reputation in the neighbourhood where he resides. He has retained attorney a. T. Livengood of Covington to represent his repair the levee. At the merchants association meeting tuesday night attention was called to the deplorable condition of the levee Road leading to the River Brilt text from the Warren county Side and Stepa were promptly taken to see that it was repaired. A committee was appointed and the next Day Max Schwartz and b. S. Orr sallied Forth and within a few hours collected nearly two hindi dollars among the business men. It is the intention to expand this in Gruve Hng the entire length of the levee. This will be done at it me so that thai Xmas Way can become we Paet be Ltd inter Seta his Home. Wilmer Foster is making extensive improvements about his place three Miles South of the City. The big bams and adjoining Stock and machinery Sheds have been re roofed and repaired preparatory to painting and several additions have been made to them. A Cement Fence is being constructed along the front of the ballot and the House which with the handsome ornamental Gate posts will give the place an air of distinction that will Challenge the admiration of every passerby. The huge Gate posts that flank the Entrance to the barnyard Are about thirty inches Square and Bear the name Foster folded into the Stone. The improvements will not be completed till Spring when the painting will be done but enough has already been accomplish to see that Wilmer is going to make it one of the handsomest country Homes in the county. The place has never yet been named but it has been decided to Christen it Quot the old Homestead Quot a picturesque title peculiarly appropriate and filled with reunion association. About thirty members of the Hatton family met at the Home of Frank Hatton sunday and held an informal family reunion. It was planned first As a picnic in Ravine Park in Celebration of the Burt Days of Frank Melvin and John All of which occur this month but the cold weather drove them indoors. The affair proved such a Happy one that it was decided to organize an association and hold annual reunions earlier in the seas Ltd when they can be held outdoors. Clarence Hatton was made president Inez Hatton Secretary and Roy and Raymond Hatton and Root Coe Mccoyd a committee to decide the time place and other details. The Hatton family is one of the Oki est in the comi Unity dating Back to we. Hatton Grandfather of Mehrin Frank. Joe and John Hatton be hat ing come from Ohio and settled among the Woods and Hazel blah Southeast of the City being aum Hig the earliest settlers of what is now Logan township. Sam Julian and wife of Ambia in the City yesterday visit Vig Rdv to be preparatory to a trip to Ca Fonte on which they Teod to Start Wedi. A my i

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