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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - January 11, 1917, Williamsport, Indiana The review a a pub can devoted to the interests of Willims m. And Warren county. New series vol. Iii. Williamsport Warrek co inti it a a. Thursday a itu Arlt 11, 1917 nth Mabeb 14 it woman Mim in bed with . Oscar Goddard helpless from paralysis slain by tall stranger. A tall Man wearing a Black hat and a Light overcoat is practically the Only description which the authorities of Fountain county have of a Man who murdered mrs. Ella Goddard wife of Oscar Goddard broader Range to leak of men who will appear before House rules committee. Washington Jan. 9.�?congressional investigation of a Quot leak Quot of Advance information to Wall Street on president Wilson s peace note took a broader Range saturday and the investigators Laid a More Defi with the Blunt end of an axe As she Nite foundation for their work Mon Lay in bed at her Home at veeders-1 Day when a score of men mentioned Burg after 12 o clock tuesday night in connection with the inquiry a of last week. The top of the wo-1 Pear a before the House rules com Man s head was Cut open and she j Mittee. Died at 5 o clock wednesday morn-1 Secretary Lansing whose departing without regaining conscious j ment has been drawn indirectly into Ness. These facts were furnished the investigation by suggestions the authorities by the husband of that it might have been the source the murdered woman. Of any Quot leak Quot regarding dispatch of an inquest which was begun at the note and Joseph p. Tumulty 10 o clock the following morning Secretary to the president whose was continued until about 6 o clock name Vas mentioned saturday by that evening Vohen it was adjourned representative Wood instigator of until thursday morning. The Perpe-1 the inquiry notified the rules com Trator of the deed who is declared Mittee that they would appear Mon by the woman s husband to have Day and make statements on the nearly s16���� added duplicates increased 8y county assessors More reports to come. Demanded Money before he attacked them is generally believed to be a stranger in that locality. The murder is perhaps one of the most mysterious which Ever occurred in Fountain county. It has stirred the citizens of Veedersburg As never before and every Effort is being made to apprehend the guilty Man. The Goddard both of whom Are crippled moved to Veedersburg from Wingate about three years ago and occupied an abandoned hotel building located just opposite the big four passenger station. At 12 05 a. M., Homer Jackman night operator with Earl Scherer a youth who was with him were startled by cries for help from the hotel build it i. Rhe arc Quot c Quot of it no r immediately or. Jackmsn Cie w i Rator n cd to Quot v Ai or. Goddard hastening Lovvand them in his night clothes. He told the Story of the attack on his wife. By this time other persons living in the old hotel building which is inhabited by several families had gathered in the room where mrs. Goddard Lay and a Large crowd was soon on the scene. Subject. Also under subpoena to appear monday Are Thomas w. Lawson the Boston fancier Bernard Baruch of new York Charles m. A bin president of the guaranty Trust co., and manager of two Telegraph companies who will be asked about messages passing Over their wires j on the Day the peace note was Given in Confidence to newspaper correspondents. Or. Lawson who has made sensational charges of a Quot leak Quot was declared saturday by representative Chipperfield of Illinois a Republican member of the rules committee to have been the principal beneficiary of the falling Market that followed pub cation of the note. He p Aid Law on s transactions acc Gregat -1 s �0&Quot in t. 1 or i n. No Evite pcs anybody in a a Ocial iii but was of a laced there i leu by ii a Quot learn. Ii produce i copy of a dispatch sent out Over the d. W. Jones ticker in new York on december 20, forecasting a peace note ten hours before the nute was published. Subpoenas for the seven newspaper correspondents were issued after representative Harrison a dem almost $16,000,000 in omitted property was added to the tax duplicates of Indiana by the county assessors of the state during 1916, according to reports made to the state Board of taxation by the assessors at Indianapolis thursday january 4, 1917, at the last session of the sixteenth annual conference of the Board and the county assessors at the state Capitol. This amount does not include the amounts added to the tax duplicate by county boards of review or by the state Board. In Marion county 84,361,904 in omitted property was added to the tax duplicates by c. A. Schmidt county assessor. A number of county assessors did not report and it will be some time according to s. N. Cragun of the state tax Board before definite figures on the state will be obtainable. Fred sim3 and John Mccardle both former members of the Indiana state tax Board spoke briefly at the meeting. Sims said the present tax Law needs amendment and said changes would be accomplished Best by constitutional amendments or by the calling of a constitutional convention. He praised the work of the assessors in dealing with the tax situation As it exists to the Best of their ability. Mccardle said he believed the present Law is adequate but that amendments Are needed to provide better co ordination of the work of assessors and to give county assessors More control Over the township a re a of received. B t o r is act awarded other lii a c. And available funds. John a Crumbo alleged owner of Sioe shop files complaint. C c a a a i i r f r d a Edi t e a f 1-. Or Ivd the Goddard lived on the ground socratic committeeman had declared floor of the hotel with other tenants living upstairs. The crowd which quickly gathered found mrs. Goddard lying in bed in a Pool of blood. Physicians were summoned but nothing could be done to save her for the wound was too serious. The he Beu eved Advance information m the note was sent to Wall Street papers in breach of Confidence. He also criticised representative Wood for giving out a memorandum from Quot a. Curtis Quot of new York who gave no address and who has not yet police were notified by Jackman and i been located without having made Scherer and in the Early hours of no Effort to inquire into the Genu the morning All the surrounding oneness of his informant. Secretary counties were apprised of the crime. I Tumulty s statement denying an Goddard says that he and his Wile i assertion in the memorandum that or Pledgar a set son is Ina of any Txie Snower of a bils that usually come in a that a time ii i a period whoa creditors Are usually Active. They look Over their books with the beginning of a Twelvemonth Send out statements for every delayed account and write a great Manv Dunning letters. It is a period of storm and stress for debtors. Many persons throw anything that they recognize As a Bill into the waste Basket unread and unopened. They Are naturally sanguine and have Little Conception of the Ohga tion of a debt. They intend to pay Quot sometime Quot but that Quot sometime Quot never comes. They always have buoyant Hopes that some Good Fortune will turn up enabling them to satisfy All creditors and Start anew. These strokes of Good Fortune lived by the Board Nis sinners last Mon is auction of three i one Concrete Road. T was let it being mends gravel Road in p. It is a portion of and Lafayette Road. A or s was let to c. A. Maii iia a a cot Lebanon for a contract Price of $2,080. One other bid was received for the construction of this Road that of John Mckinnis for $2,149. For fee construction of the Henry Bruti s gravel Road in Medina township iwo bids were received As follows c. A. Mathis $9,776 Mcguire amp sons of Brazil $9,773. Although these bids were both below the estimate the commissioners were unable to let the contract As the township has Only $9,297 available for Road issiae. For the construction of the mess Ner Concrete Road in Washington township Kernodle amp Miller of Lebanon submitted two bids one for $15,000, using straight curb and the other for $13,900, using integral curb. Washington township has Only $13,686 available for Bond issues for Road construction so both bids were rejected. Had these bids Cut the estimated Cost on this Road in the same proportion that the estimates on the other two Concrete streets were Cut in the past there is no doubt that Road could have been constructed this year. However the Price it All materials used in work of to is kind live advanced so much since he a Gan that one of the above bids wife Vitoo Oyer the Estiz a a Mica my m his exemption ruling. All persons earning $4,000 and maintaining dependents Are affected. John a Crumbo of Attica monday through his attorney j. E. Rodenbeck filed suit in the Fountain circuit court against his wife Mary r. Crumbo asking that a receiver be appointed for the Attica shoe repair shop which or. Crumbo alleges is owned jointly by himself and wife. Francis Bishop who now operates the shop is made a defendant with mrs. Crumbo As he has gone through the form of purchasing the shop from her. Or. Crumbo alleges that on May 22, 1916, and for some time prior the defendant who stayed in the shop while or. worked in the National car Coupler Plant refused to allow him to see the books or to disclose to him the condition of the firm s business. He also alleges that he never received any of the proceeds although he owned a half interest. That in november the defendant sold the shop to Francis Bishop without his knowledge or consent and converted the proceeds to her own use. Or. Crumbo asks the court to declare the Sale void dissolve the partnership and appoint a receiver and asks that the shop be sold and the proceeds divided Between the two. Treasury department officials have ruled that the $4,000 exemption from the income tax Law granted to Heads of families applies not Only to married persons but to others maintaining dependents Over whom they exercise Quot family the original income tax Law named As beneficiaries of the $4,000 exemption married men living with their wives and married women living with their husbands. The act of last september changing the rates of taxation named Quot Heads of Quot for this purpose Quot reads the department s ruling Quot a head of a family is held to be a person who actually supports and maintains one or More individuals who Are closely connected with him by blood relationship relationship by marriage or by adoption and whose right to exercise family control and provide for these dependent individuals is based upon some moral or Legal a m. A a a a township. The d As made he Hel ine tot Defeated candidate s losses. A Defeated candidate gave the following inventory of his Campaign losses lost four months and Twenty three Days canvassing lost 1,349 teaching a big Job. Hours sleep thinking about the elec that it takes thousands and tion lost 43 acres of Corn and a thousands of pedagogues millions whole Sweet potato crop lost two of dollars thousands of Little red tront Teeth and a whole lot of hair school houses and heaven knows in an encounter with an opponent do How Many Gads to educate Young a rated one beef four shoats and five Indian ans has been proven by e. B. Sheep to a country Barbecue gave Saber Deputy state superintendent away two suspenders and four Cali of pubic instruction. Though Fig co dresses five dollars and thirteen ures Are often said to be tiresome a baby rattles kissed 126 a Biff Vin scuds of or. Ii Jer the i m a air ii. Arleen Mvi or school Ige m in i of water poked nine sales of cot we e attacked by a tall Man wearing a Long Light overcoat who demanded Money from them. When Goddard told the Man that he had no Money the latter said he knew better for he knew they had a Large sum in their Possession which they had received that Day. As a matter of fact according to Goddard s Story he had but $4 in the House and this he turned Over to the Man. This failed to satisfy the stranger who grabbed up an a lying on the floor and dealt mrs. Goddard a blow on the right Side of the head which crushed her Skull. Then he left the House and is believed to have left town on the Midnight train. Mrs. Goddard was about 48 years old. She was a very Large woman and was helpless from paralysis. Her husband is a cripple from rheumatism and walks with a Cane. He had been employed by the company. Oscar Goddard the husband is held at the county jail at Covington by sheriff Wertz pending a rigid investigation of the murder. The sheriff is making every Effort to determine who is guilty. The grand jury was called Mon. Day and began an inquiry on the Case and Coroner Smith will not deliver a verdict for several Days. He and or. Baruch conferred in new York prior to publication of the note was put into the record and a motion was adopted calling upon the new York and Chicago Stock exchanges to preserve All of their brokerage slips from december 10 to 25. A Vas made. L.i�, Quot materials a in is. Listel Nad the contractors Coary not see t Weir a Clear to bid on the work. The total to Tather Quot. Seye Quot How is Las t to m a s his i. T he i r a a or state wide dry Law. Novi ing Short of statutory prohibition will be acceptable to the dry forces 0 the state including the dry federation and the Indiana anti Saloon eague which now Are Coop keratin for the passage of a statewide prohibition Law by the present leg isl i. Neither will Compromise Vire a constitutional amendment y which the final accomplishment 0 their desires will be realized according to e. S. Shumaker super i indent of the league who has draw red that the league will go yes fall ii below the iteration. Not All of these youngsters were playing continuous hookey however for there Are Many parochial and private schools in the state. Also some children of school age Are not physically capacitated to attend school. Most of the children Are in the township schools next in order comes the City schools and finally the town schools. The enrolment in the township schools last term was 288,016 in the City schools 227-502, and in the town schools 48,834, White girl walked 4,076 Miles she As 9,086 times told 10,101 lies a id talked enough to make in print 1,000 volumes the size of a Patent office report attended sixteen revival meetings was baptized four different times by immersion and twice some other Way contributed $50 to foreign missions made love to nine grass widows got dog bit Twenty nine times and then got Carroll county Texas Democrat. Has assumed the practice of Law. On january 8, Samuel m. Ralston after a faithful stewardship of the numbered 27,137. Col-1 responsible office of governor of the big teh War goes on. German ruler hurls Defiance at his enemies. A for Sale. Fine South Bend malleable Kitchen Range belonging to estate of Edward Smith deceased of. John Smith administer a Berlin Telegram says that the following order of the German emperor to the army and Navy has been officially published Quot conjointly with the Allied Central Powers i proposed to our enemies to enter forthwith into peace negotiations. Our enemies refused my offer. Their hunger for Power desires Germany s destruction. The War will be continued. Before god and humanity i declare that on the governments of our enemies alone Falls the heavy responsibility for All the further terrific sacrifices from which i wished to save you. With justified indignation at our enemies arrogant crime and with determination to defend our holiest possessions and secure for the fatherland a Happy future you will become As steel. Our enemies did not want the understanding offered by me. With god s help our arms will enforce it signed Quot Wilhelm j. however do not turn up for Happy a legislature with Only one go Lucky people. They Are the i idea the passage of state wide pro logical sequence of hard work and j Hibic a. Methodical business methods. The preparation for them is Laid a Long i a Ore trading Stamps time beforehand by persistent Appli-1 att Friey general Stansbury has cation and Industry and by rigid Ful notified prosecutor Street and he ored boys numbered 5,807 and col state of Indiana retired from the ored Giris 6,086. Average daily at leadership of that Olyce his term of Tendance was 401,875 for the ele office expiring handed the keys of Centary schools and 63,875 for the state Ove to James p. Goodrich a High schools. Filament of obligations. Debt paying people Are the kind that strike unexpected windfalls. Therefore let everyone Start out this january to make a better record. If one cannot clean up his 1916 accounts it is a sign that his expenses have been too Large. A strict measure of Economy May be distasteful but it is the Only honest Way. To live under a condition of practical bankruptcy ought to be so hateful a condition that almost any Frugali ties would be better. Many people have had misfortunes and of course can t pay. Others would gladly pay if they could collect a that other people owe them. But if everyone would pay who could a new wave of business would sweep the town. Has notified merchants and Busi Nitiss Rie that the injunction granted in he trading stamp act has been dissolved and the Law is now to be enforced. The Law prohibits dealers from giving trading Stamps or premiums of any sort. The prosecutor sends out word to the local men so they May not violate the Leader. Lost. A pocketbook. Honor Roll. The following pupils of the pri thursday january 4, a pocket Book containing a sum of Money a note Imd other valuables. Person seen and known to have picked up the same on Monroe Street Wil Liam port. Liberal Reward offered for return of Book and contents to Warren county Bank. It requires 19,678 teachers to educate the boys and girls. Men teachers number 6,207 and women teachers number 13,441. The township schools require 11,122 teachers the City schools 6,881 and the town schools 1,645. The teaching Force for the City schools is Little More than half of the country schools although there is but Little difference in the number of pupils taught. There Are 251 superintendents 1,150 supervisors and special teachers 771 High school principals and 774 principals of elementary schools 2,297 teachers of regular High school subjects and 14,305 teachers of regular elementary subjects. Honor Roll present governor and formed a partnership for the practice of Law under the firm name of Myers Gates amp Ralston with offices in the american Bank building Indianapolis. Williamsport came in for her Mary room at Independence have share of notoriety last week when been neither tardy nor absent during the month from dec. 4, 1916, to Jan. 5, 1917 primer Jennie Steadman. Second Paul Van Deusen Edward Hughes Ruth Mckinzie Eugene Foster. Third John Haynes Thedie Marlow. The marshal landed on a Trio of women of unquestionable character. One landed in the county jail and the other two gave Bond for their appearance in Squire Anderson s court. Is said that the Trio came Here and undertook to conduct Opal Smith a Houe of in repute but the Good Init Izeris of Williamsport would t fourth Clarence Michaels Lola stand for it and they were put out Dutcher. Of Biness before they got Thor Theda b. Watkins teacher. Ough a established. The following is a list of the pupils of Redwood Point school who were neither absent nor tardy during the school month of december seventh year Marie Siddens Audra Cronkhite. Fifth year Glen Cronkhite. Second year Harold Hays. Primer Lawrence Hays. Average daily attendance 17, per cent of attendance 96. Harley r. Jones teacher. Mrs. Henry c. Karst of Attica spent sunday Here at the bedside of her Mother mrs. Jeff Evans who has been very sick. There was a change for the better and mrs. Karst returned to her Home monday half dollars placed in circulation the new half dollars were placed in circulation on january 2, $325,000 Worth of them being distributed to Banks and Trust companies in Philadelphia. On the obverse Side of the new Coin is a full length figure of Liberty the folds of her garments being the stars and stripes. She carries branches of Laurel and Oak Quot symbols of civil and military on the reverse Side appears an Eagle perched High on a Craig. A Pine sapling indicative of the Early american spirit also is Days of the new year Are growing longer and nighttime Shorter. While just now we Are in the midst of the Winter season the season of the year when Short Days and Long nights prevail the Sun sets each evening a Little later and the result is that every Day brings us nearer the longed for longer Days. By the end of the present month the Days will be thirty five minutes longer than they Are at present. Miss Florence Mccloud who spent the past three weeks Here visiting with her parents the Rev. John e. Mccloud and wife returned to Jacksonville. 111., monday where she is a student in the woman s College at 1 that place

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