Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 01, 1910, NEWS SECTION, Page 7, Image 7
THE OMATIA STXPAT T.KE: MAY 1. 1010. 7 Council Blutfs Minor Mention Til Council Blnffs office of the Omaha Be la at 18 Boot gtreet. Both 'phone 43. Davis, drugs. The Clnrk bnrber shop for bath. CORRIGANB. undertaker. 'Phone 248. FAUST BKIOIl AT HOUKHS' BUFFET. Woodrlng Undertaking company. Tel. 339. Lewis Cutler, funeral director. Thone J7. Rulrd Sc Roland, undertaker. 'Phone Mv tailoring makes friends. Martin Pel ersen. woCaliiM! P W,t!' hU"- r,iV' 'lerr,V- " '" tmv.-rt to 411 W. Broadway, Lyes examined free. S-e our gold frame socials for thla week. C. L. Alexander. J.tf Broadway. For first-class wall piper work. painting and wal' pijur and r nsonablo price, see Jensen. Maainle temple. The bent r. jd cha...j.t p'.nre In the city t.( p, vour wm'I n.iper nnd pnl'ifnu Is Y . -holalsen & Co., 14 South Main street. Fo" rent, livery nnin, corner h.;it Ilroa'! way and l.njon street, ffr.tr) per month flrst-iiasM cordition, room for forty head of rtoc-K J I. SV. Winder At Co.. Counci, BV'ffs I- The funeral of the late Turner Tlnnell will he held Sunday afternoon ot 2 o'clock at the family home, Hixteenlh avenue ana Fourteenth street, and burial will be In Fairvlew cemetery. Itev. A. Oveiton will conduct the services. ON AND AFTER Hnturday, May 7, 1S10, the banks of Council l.iluffs will close .Sat urday at 12:30 p. m.. and on till oilier busi ness duya at 3 p. in.. City Nntionnl Hank. Commercial Nnt'onal Bank, Council Bluffs Sjv'irig Hank. Fust National Bunk. Mate fc. viegs Bank. Alpha Shew, Hi-year-old son of Mr. and Mm. F.dward Shew of Mlnden. la., died early Friday morning In the Kdmundson Memorial hoHpital from Injuries sustained six weekn ao. The youth received a frac tured skull while, winking about some ma chinery In his father s barn. The body was sent to Mlnden for funeral and Interment. Mrs. Mary Smetak died yesterday at Ht. Bernard's hospital, where she was com. mltted by the commissioners: for the in sane on April 15. She Is survived by a sister, Mrs. Anne Vmia, USB! South Six teenth street, this city. The funeral will be held this morning at 10 o'clock from Cutler's undertaking eatablishment and burial will bo in Fairview cemetery. The fire deportment was called out yes teruay morning and again In the afternoon to tho scene of the blaze on Broadway and Pearl street to pour water on a quan tity of smoldering hay which had been In the barns burned Thursday afternoon. At 8:80 o'clock yesterday morning the depart ment waa given a run to the residence of W. P. O Hara at 1017 Third avenue. Burn ing rubblbh had set fire to the approach to the barn. The blaze was extinguished with but nominal dumugo, Shortly after 12 o'clock the department was called to the residence of George Camp at Second ave nue and Thirteenth street, where a defec tive chimney had started a blaze in the roof. The only damage was a email hole burned In the roof. ATHLETE MISSES CLOTHES Hons Home In Track Suit. Janitor Finding; Salt Where Thief Left It. George D. Smiley. Janitor of the Third street school, while walking through Fair mount park early yesterday morning on his way to the school, discovered a suit of clothes on the top of the hill near the park water works pumping station. He turned the suit of clothes over to the police and for a while the officers scented a suicide mystery. Later Folsom Everest, son of Frank P. Everest, reported to the police that while "working out" In Falrmount park preparatory to the high school field inett, gome maliciously Inclined person IfmX stolen his clothes and that he had been compelled to make his way home in Ms attenuated and abbreviated running garb. The clothes found by Janitor, Smiley proved to be those missed by young Everest. Real Estate Transfers. These transfers were reported to The April 9 by the Pottawattamie County tract company of Council Bluffs: J. J. Brookhouser and wife to Jor gen Hansen, lands In 2-77-44, w, d..$ Thomas H. James and wife to Thomas H. James, lot 21, In block 26. in Central subdivision to Coun cil Bluffs, w. d Emma lianford to J. M. Pullen. lots 1. 2, 3. 4. 6 and 6. in block 14. In Oakland, la., w. d, Anna M. Holmes and husband to K. 1 Stowe, lots 1,-2 and 3, in block i. In Mornlngslde addition to Council Bluffs, la., w. d ;. Benjamln-Fehr Real Estate company to George and Ida Wheeler, lot 14, In block 13, In Ferry addition to Council Bluffs, la., w. d Causa H. Mueller (ruardlnn) to Cam Ilia Hanna, undivided 1-28 of lots 1, 2, S, . S. U and U, In Auditor's sub division of outlot Turley, In Council Bluffs, la., g. d Cornelia J. Comlns to Liestlne Comlns, lots M and 21, In block T, In Steele & Wood's subdivision of lot t , In East Omaba, d George W. Llpe and wife to F. T. True, lots In Benson's 2d addition, Day' subdivision and Ferry's addl tlon to Council Bluffs, la., q. c. d.. Benjamln-Fehr Real Estate company to F. T. True, lot S. In block 8. In Potter & Cobb'a addition to Council Bluffs. la., w. d Jessica J. Sledentopf and husband to P. T. True, lot 2, in block 8; lot 10, In block 24 and lot 23, In block 43, In Ferry addition to Council Bluffs. yd, w. d E.Vt Edell and wife to F. T. True, 'lot In block 12. In Wright's ad dition to Council Bluffs, la., q. e. d.. Elmer Taber and Flora M. Sanders to V. T. True, lots 8 and t. In block 4, In Benson's 2d addition to Council Bluffs, la., q. c. d Bee Ab- 8.000 1,278 1,230 550 1G0 X22 76 60 Twelve transfers, total $U.fc3 Marriage Licensee. Licenses to wed were If sues yesterday to the following: Name and Residence. Age. W. A. Embry, Spokane. Wash Alta Farney. les Moines, la 21 H. L. Miller. Beatrice, Neb 21 Clara Braun, Beatrice, Neb..,, 19 T. E. Crellln. Orchard, Neb 21 Laura Johnson, Arlington, Neb 22 Joe Bender, South Omaha, 23 Maud Kuckla, South Omaha 18 Allen C. Carr, Hurley, S. 1 31 Floy G. Mills, Hurley, S. D ta Geo. rphostrring, Furniture lie. paired and lieflnltthed, Feathers Renovated, Mirrors Keplaled, and all kinds of mattress work done. Both Thones. 19 So. Main St., Council Bluffs. 'IIave 11 Dine Right 9 W. Klein II A. A. CLARK Ct CO. uan liouey on AK1 ANY CHATTEL SKCTTUTY Twenty Years or 8sccearul i;asiaa COUNTER MAIN AND BROADWAY. OVKR AMERICAN EXPRESS. Mo connection with the firm calling themselves Tfce Clark Mortgage Cm. BOTH IMfTBS 817. NO. P. TINU4Y, Mt. Council Blulis RICHMOND CASE WITH COURT Testimony Concluded Earlier Than Had Been Anticipated. ATTORNEYS ARGUE TO THE COURT Legal Questions Involved Empha sised to the Court in Argu ments . Daring; Brief Period. The hearing In the removal proceedings afain.t Major George H. Richmond, chief of police, was concluded yesterday after noon and Judge Woodruff took his decision undfr advisement. It Is understood that Judge Woodruff will hand down his de cision tho early part of next week. The hearing camo to a conclusion sooner than had been expected, judging from the slow progress made Thursday by the prosecu ion.and was undoubtedly due to the fact that the court Intlmntrd Thursday evening :hat It would not devote much more time io the ease an the term at Avoca demanded his presence there. Tho cross-examination of Major Richmond a as concluded at the morning session, and with tho calling of Judge Snyder of the police court. Justice J. K. Cooper and Con stable J. C. Baker, the prosecution closed Its ca.e. Stat? Senator C. G. Saunders was called to the stand at the beginning of the morn ing session to corroborate the statement of Major Richmond regarding tho time of day when R. B. Wallace, defeated candi date for mayor two years ago, complained of the sale of liquor on election day In the bnsenifnt of the building occupied by the Manhattan saloon. Attorney General Byers said he would waive nny opening argument, but finally mad a brief opening argument. Judge J. R. Reed made the opening argument for the defense, dealing with the legal questions Involved, and was followed by Attorney Emmet Tinley, who made the closing argu ment for the defendant. Mr. Byers occu pied about two hours with,the closing argument for the prosecution. Byers 'Wants Change. "We look to the judge to make this the beginning of t'.ie end of such administra tions Irf every city in the state at Iowa," declared Attorney General Byers In eon-', eluding his closing argument. Mr. Byers said the proceedings to re move Major Richmond, formed one of the most. Important ' cases preeented to any court In the state of Iowa in a number of years. ."We have come to a time In the state ' of Iowa when such an administration as that of Chief Richmond has been shown to be, must cease," said Mr. Byers. The system of taking money ifrora women of the town, whom he terms "unfortunate, helpless creatures," the attorney general characterised as "rank extortion." The cross-examination yesterday of Ma jor Richmond by the attorney general was mainly in relation to the accused officer's alleged knowledge of th presence of J. C. Maibray and his associates In Council Bluffs d-urlng 1908. Questioned, regarding a man named Hancock, froqj Omaha,' who testified In the earlier stages Of the trial that he tele phoned Richmond and read him a letter which had' fallen Into Hancock's hands through an error In the address to "Bot 44" Instead of "Box 4," and which waa evidently Intended for Mabray, Richmond said Hancock never telephoned to him. If such a message was received by any officer of the department he did not bear of it, and believed he would certainly have received a report of It had such a message been received. "Hancock testi fied," said the chief, "that the telephone conversation took place about half past o'clock In the evening, rive nights out of the week I am In bed at that time. I have no recollection of the occurrence, and am sure I did not receive the message. , Affidavit of Dan Weir. Regarding the affidavit of Dan Weir, a former detective ot the Council Bluffs po lice department, which was read by the attorney general. Major Richmond said with considerable wej-mth: "Dan Weir committed the greatest per jury when he made that affidavit What evtr talk I had with the officer was after the rumor of a certain horse race, which we Identified after the expose and arrest of Mabray and the others a year ago. At that time there was no mention of Maybray. The matter waa mentioned briefly as I was leaving my office. I asked the officers what they knew. They had heard so and so and so, but they knew nothing. That affidavit Is false as hell. The man who obtained it and succeeded in getting Dan Weir to sign It Is worse than Dan Weir." In his affidavit Weir swore that Major Richmond had Instructed him to keep away from the gambling houses. In regard to this part of the affidavit Major Richmond said: "Captain Shafer reported that Welr was spending a good deal, of time In such re sorts. Richmond said he told the captain to tell Welr to keep out of such places. The captain reported that Welr said he would go into gambling houses whenever he pleased.. I asked Welr the next day if he had made this reply and he said he had. I told him there was but one chief of police In Counoll Bluffs and that he must obey orders or I would file charges against him. After that I gave him thirty days' leave of absence on pay to go to his farm In Dakota. He wanted three months on pay and said he must have It. , I re fused the request and asked for his res ignation, which he gave me. No Knowledge of Mabray. "No officers has evtr been removed on account of the Mabray affair. I knew nothing of Mabray at that time; you might as well vet that out of your mind now ai any otlier time. Like many other cltUens, I felt romething was wrong, but I couldn't get tj It. I knew nothing about Mabray and don't believe any of my officers did." Questioned as to receiving a complaint from a man from Louisville, Ky., who claimed to have been bumped by the Ma bray gang. Major Richmond testified sub stantially as follows: "In the fall of 1908 a man from Louisville, Ky., came to my office, accompanied by an attorney ot that etty. Ha said he had been swindled out of 110.000 on a .fake horse rsce about six weeks before that. ' He wanted to locate the swindlers. I asked l.im why. he Jiad not repcrted the matter at the time of the swindle, and he replied HOR0E3, CATTLE AND HOUSEHOLD TURNITUEE AT ONE-MALT TUG L'SVAJL, RATES. 1 i . " i , i . , . 1 Council Bluffs Iowa jl Iowa that he got out of town too quick. He ald he had not reporttd It to the county attorney or any other authorities. I asked the man how he happened to get Into th affair. and he said he came here to bet on a race which he understood to be fixtd In his favor. I told him I had no sympathy for him. but that I d:d not like to have such things happening here, ar.d I would give him two plain clothes men to asslpt In the Investigation, and that If the swindlers were here we would nrrest them. "I suggevted that they file an Information In order tht tbe police department might have something to work on. They never came back and t did not think of connect ing this Incident ot the time with te Mabray gang. First Time Kavr Mabray. "The first time I saw Mabray to know him was two or three months ago. In the Grand hotel, when I was Introduced to him by George 8. Wright. Mabray was at that time. In custody of Deputy Cnltcd Sta'es Marshal Oronrweg. I may have seen him before that time," declared Major Rich mond. Justice Cooper ard Constable Baker were recalled by the prosecution in rebuttal of M4Jor Richmond's testimony relative to the Incident when ho handed the two officials $20 each. They both adhered to their origi nal testimony that the money was given them In the toilet room of the Grand hotel. With the exception of State Senator Saunders, the defense did not put on any witnesses. Thirteen Thousand Share of School Fund Pottawattamie County Will Receive This Amount from Semi-Annual State Distribution. Th schools of Pottawattamie county re ceive 213,570.70 as their share of the semi annual apportionment of the proceeds of trie, state school fund for 1910, according to the computations of the state auditor, who Is custodian of the fund. Notice to this effect has been received by County Auditor Irnes. The Independent school district of Council Bluffs receives tfl,8r.2.01 as Its share of the distribution. The distribution is based on a pro rata share of 84.6 cents per pupil, according to the school enumeration. The share of Pottawattamie county is appor tioned on a basis of lfi.OOO pupils in the county. That of the school district of Counclt Bluff la apportioned upon a basis ot 7,62 pupils, aceordlr g to the last school enumeration. The share of the fund which Is appor tioned to Pottawattamie county la derived from the following sources: Interest on sohool fund loans for half a year, I3.631.W; six months' schoot tax, 89,854.44; fines. tMPS.M; total, 118,(70.70. The next apportionment will be made In September. -' REWARD FOR GOOD OFFICES Mrs. Joseph Olsen of Manilla. In.. Receives Insurance Poller of Alnsworth.. Neb., Man. HARLAN. la., April J0.-(6peclal.) Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Olsen. who reside near Manilla, paid a visit to O. P. Wyland's land office yesterday for the purpose of signing the necessary papers which wilt make Mrs. Olsen the beneficiary of a life Insurance policy to the extent of $2,000. Tears ago a family named Crum lived east of this city near Bowman's Grove. Dyer Crum left the couhty and went to In diana; then he went west and settled Dear Alnsworth, Neb. In a love affair Crunvwas shot In the shoulder, and he rnada his way to the home of Joseph Gardner, residing at the time east ot Klrkman In this county. Mr. Gardner's daughter, Maggie, waited on the Injured man and dressed bis wounds. When Crum recovered from his Injuries he was without money, but told Miss Gardner he would remember her kind deeds. Crum returned to the vicinity of Alns worth, Neb., Joined the Modern Woodmen, took out a life Insurance policy for 12,000 and made It payable to Miss Maggie Gard ner of Shelby county, Iowa, Lit Novem ber he was thrown from a horse and killed. Since then efforts had been made to find the beneficiary, but In the meantime she had changed her name to Mrs. Olsen and her residence was not found until a short time ago. Her father is a resident of Har lan and her husband, Joseph Olsen, la sec retary of the Farmers' Mutual Telephone company and is a prominent Jefferson township farmer. COME FROM DENMARK TO WED Pi els Rorenaen and Mrs. Sens Nielsen t'nlted Vnder Laws of United States. HARLAN, la., .April 80. (Sneolal.) Nels So re n sen and Mra Sena Nielsen were mar ried In the court house here yesterday aft ernoon, within an hour after they arrived In Harlan from a voyage and rail trip from Denmark. Mr. Sorensen . went to Denmarka last April. During his stay aorosa the water he became acquainted with Mrs. Nielsen and they became engaged to be married. They would have been married In Denmark ex cept that the requirements of Danish law are that all property rights of children, where a father marries a second time, shall be fixed before-the second marriage can take place. Mr. Sorensen preferred that his property should be disposed of as he sees fit, according to the laws of Iowa, so the marriage waa put off until they reached Harlan. And Just as soon as the matter eould be arranged after their ar rival the ceremony was said. Rev. N. A. Wesgaard of the Danish Bap tist church officiated and a few of their friends witnessed the ceremony. After the wedding the newly wedded pair went to the home of the groom's daughter, Mrs. An drew Rosenkllde, east of Harlan, where a fine wedding dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. Sorensen will live In Harlan. Ida Cssstr Bandar School I'nlon. IDA GROVE, Ia. April .-Spec.lal. At the annual meeting of the Ida County Sunday School association C. E. Kelley of Battle Creek was elected president, W. T. Smith of Battle Creek vice president and Bruce Lusk of Ida Greve secretary . and treasurer. State Missionary Eleentraut and fitate Secretary Fitch were present and n a2e addresses. It was determined to launch a campaign during the coming year to double the attendance at the Sunday schools of Ida county. Every township In the county was represented. Baater Suit la DUaalsaed. IDA OROVE. Ia., April SO. -Special. ) Word eomes from ftan Diego, Cal that the suit for tlOO.OOO brought against James R. Baxter, the former Ida Grove and Dcs Moines millionaire, has been thrown out of court and the decision g'ven by Judge Guy finally disposes of the matter. lfhh Evans, a nurse, sued Mr. Baxter for IIOJ.OOO damages. Mr. Baxter Is over 70 years of age. PersUtent Advertising ia the Road to Big Returns - Fort Dodge Wins All-Iowa Debate Defeats Sigourney't Team at Iowa City, Landing State Honors Third Time. IOWA CITY. Ia., April 30.-(Speclal Tel egram.) Fort Hodge High school won the debating championship of lowa here lact night by defeating Slgourney's team in de fending the negative of the question: "Should Amrriran Cities Adopt the Com mmission Plan rf Government?" The vote of tho Judges was two to one. SlgourneV was the champion of the eastern Iowa and Fort Dodgo of the western district, fori Dodge has won tho championship for three years. The feature of the debate was the strouit work done by Helen Stockman, the girl member of the losing trio. The mem bers of the teams follow: Fort Dodge. Richard Colby, George Bradshaw and Geoige Wright; Hlgourney, Guy Clubb. leader; Hlen Stockman and Edward Mc Qulnn. The Judges were: Judge Bmlln McClaln of the Iowa supreme court, Prof. B. A. Wilcox of the University of Iowa and Superintendent Frank Smart of Daven- port. Superintendent F. L. Focht of Eagle Grove presided. LINDSAY HELPS IDENTIFY MAN WHO CONFESSES THEFT Denver's Judge Helps Police of Bur lington to Bring J. C. Fergnson to Taw. BURLINGTON, la., April 30.-(8peclal Telegram.) Judge Ben Lindsay, the "kid Judge," assisted yesterday afternoon In the identification of a man arrested here to day. Lindsay readily recognized the stranger ,J. C. Ferguson, who had pre sented him In Monmouth yesterday a num ber of manuscript poems to read. Fergu son then confessed that he had robbed two residences In Monmouth shortly after his talk with Lindsay. Ferguson was arrested here on the charge of robbing the room of J. C. Oreen of Galesburg in a local hotel. The stolen goods were all recovered. He Is believed to be a much-wantd man. Financing; Electric Line. IDA GROVE. Ia., April 30. (Special.) At a mass meeting held here to do some thing about the proposed Des Moines 4 Bioug City electric railroad President Reed of the company made a statement of con ditions and a booster committee of frve was appointed to secure the payment of all delinquent subscriptions In this section, the money to be kept In the bank here until suflfle'.ent has been raised to pay off the $S,S00 still owed the engineering com pany. If this debt can be paid 6ff the survey of the road will pass into the hands of the. directors, and with them more ac tively in charge of the business It Is hoped to accomplish something. President Reed stated that the road has paid out $30,00), owes fo.500 to the engineering company and has unpaid subscriptions amounting to $13,000. Iowa Federation of Laker, MARSH ALLTOWN, Ia.. April 30-(Spe-elal.) President A. L. Ulrlck of the lowa Federation of Labor has Issued the call for the eighteenth annual convention of the federation, which is to be held In Waterloo beginning Tuesday, June 14, and continue until the business of the convention Is dis posed of. The session is to be of Import ance, as a number of legislative acts are to come up for consideration. They are to be presented to the state assembly next winter. . Ida Cointy Girl Incinerated. IDA GROVE, Ia., April 30. (Special. ) Relatives here were notified that Miss Ellen Sykes, formerly of Ida county, was burned to death In a hotel fire at Meadow, S. D. The fire Is supposed to have started from a lamp turned over by a demented person. Three were burned to death and the re mains of the Ida county girl were' com pletely Incinerated. Her mother ran the hotel. Besides the Miller hotel, a bank, lumber yard and livery barn were burned. Iowa News Notes. PRE8COTT A. E. Tipple has been elected school superintendent of the Prescott schools for the ensuing year, having served In that capacity the last year. LENOX Editor Richards of the New Times has bought the Time Table from the former owner, Mr. Clark, and there will now be but the one paper conducted at Lenox. CLARION The city council wlIl seM the electric light works. The city has received an offer for the property from Messrs. Turner and Curtis, of Des . Moines and Omaha, respectively. LOGAN The Logan Business Men's asso ciation will hold a meeting Tuesday even ing, next, at Helm's restaurant. Matter's looking to the Interest of Logan will be under consideration. , LOGAN Farmers and poultry men here have met with losses in feeding corn which failed to mature last fall. The poisonous substance is in the interior of the kernel, according to veterinarians here and at Den I son. LOGAN Mother's day. May 8, will be observed In Logan, especially In the churches and at the regular meeting of the Pierian cub, in fact, the Pierian club has Mother's day observance In charge nere. IOWA CITY-Captaln Benjamin T. Sim mons of the Unltvd States army. Inspected the University of Iowa student regiment yesterday arternoon at a dress parade held on the foot bail gridiron before a crowd of 3,000 people. HARLAN Louis Chrlstensen and Hans Hansen of this city and Matt Lorenxen of Jackson township, were In an automobile that turned turtle near Randolph, Neb., Tuesday, in which accident, the driver. Tilton Weber, was killed. CRE8TON For ten days Charles H. Dawson, special agent for the Burlington route, has been at Mercy hospital In the city of Burlington being treated for a fit or Hiccoughs, and Is now in a critical con dition, with no hope for recovery. IOWA CITT-Mrs. MacLean, mother of President George E. MacLean of the Uni versity of lowa, fell on the steps In the president's home here yesterday, suffering a sprainva wrist ana other Injuries which may prove serious because ot her advanced sge. . ANITA Rev. W. II. Keyser, pastor of the Christian church at Brldgewater, has accepted a call to the Anita church, where the field is much larger and the salary is proportionately lamer. Rev. Mr. Hevaer has been on the Brldgewater charge for me last two years. CRESTON A new townslte has been con. tracted for five miles south of Brldgewater oy a representative or the Red Oak Nortnwestern Electric Railroad company The contract waa for elirhtv n'r. nf lunil bought from the Q. E. Hlocum farm, and mt price was size per acre. CRE8TON C. E. Rloe, for a number of yeara proprietor of the Creston Cornice woras, nas sold his business here to Frank Landreth, a prominent real estate man. for property In Colorado and expects to mane mat state nia future borne. He makes the change on account of his wife's U) health. CRESTON Major F. 8. Burd of tire Iowa National guard, assisted by Assistant Adjutant E. B. Lucas, has been busy here ttie last aay or two checking up the prop erty of former Company I preparatory to snipping it to ciarinda, where a new mili tary company Is being organised and which will bear the name formerly held by the company nere. OSCEOLA Because the state Is unable to get corroborative evidence In the Dr. Sella case. In which the doctor is charged with criminal assault, the case has Lean dls- niiskad. Dr. neiis was sentenced to a twoiy-rar term and the case waa an P'aled and a lieu t;i.il nnmoJ. but tnc iack of sufficient tvuicr e has iTouglit about the dl.mrlKi-a!. rK.RRY At a meeting of reprcserUtlves of twentv-four of the volunteer fire depart ments of as nmny towns In central lowa here todav the Central lowa Fire Fighters association was organised. Ohief Flanuguil of Terry wss chosen president and Ciuef miner or .-vevana vice presmem. " meeting ami tournament will be one of the featureM of the organisation. DrRCgl'E Wlnneehlek farmers ana horsemen are experiencing much grief lateiv with sick liureei.. due, it Is believed, .w-. . 1 1 .. . ..,.,1,1.. ...,-n There has been a general epidemic In that county and a thorough investigation ha been made and that is the oeeUlnn reached. So much corn was gathered soaking wet In the fail mat ii was imposnioui 10 moulding. nt.ts i n r f t C TUI. a flarnnnn the funeral of Miss Nellie Dority. younger duughtnr of Mr. Thomas Dority of this city, wss held. Miss Dority has for twelve clpal of high schools at Jefferson, Grand Junction end L.eMars, ana nas noun i i"u pupils who will regret to learn that she succumbed to a serious heart difficulty Wednesday morning. CKDAR FALLS The First Congrega tlonal church of Cedar Falls will observe its fiftieth anniversary May 12 to ir, with appropriatn historical programs. Former pailtors Will D preeeni nnu a lpoih(u'-v ... v.- ... tn whiiih man. citizens will roil- gratu'ste the church people on their activi ties. 1M only survivina n wit-. - a T tl...h t VI rn.M a rA m B ll . and Dr. 8. E. Snowden, pastor emeritus of the hon ored church. The regular pastor, Rev. Ernest E. Day, Is very popular ana unaer his ministration the growth has been phe nomenal. Cannibals Kill and Eat Yankee Missionaries Heathen Capture .Two Presbyterian Workers on Savage Island and Hold Feast. SEATTLE, Wash., April 30 The barken- tlne, Mary V. Wlnkleman, which has Just arrived at Mukllteo, Wash., from the Friendly and Tonga Islands, in the South teas, brings details of the murder and eat ing by cannibals on Savage Island, near the Tongas, of ttev. Horatio Hopkins and his assistant. Rev. Hector Laurie Mc pherson, missionaries of the Presbyterian mission, on February 6, as already cabled. While the barkentlne lay at Tangatabu Tonga Islands a canoe load of mission na tives from Savage island arrived at Fua, bringing news. of the butchering. The natives said that Hopkins and Mc pherson were teaching in the mission build ing stands on the beach In the little har bor of Savage island when 200 of the unconverted savages, howling war cries and brandishing clubs and spears, de scended upon their quarters and took everyone prisoner. The missionaries had about twenty converts in training at the time and only nine of them escaped. Both missionaries were bound with thongs and were left lying on the beach In the tropical sun for several hours, while the savages took the native captives in land. The cannibals on returning to the beach carried the missionaries on a litter to the crater of the extinct volcano," Van Lue, In the center of the islands. There for. two days and nights they held a corrobree and at times their dancing and reveling' could be seen plainly by the fugitive Christian natives as ' they stole along the shore. While most of the can nibals were sleeping an oportunity came to the captive natives to escape. Their going .was hastened by the sight of two cannibals donning the missionaries' clothes. The clergymen had already been eaten. The Wlnkleman brings news of a general revival of the old-time religious customs in the Tonga, Society, Solomon and Cook groups. The natives are holding dances and feasting on human flesh as they did In the days before the white man Inter fered. Burkett Defends Anti-Trust Law Votes for Cummins Amendment to Railroad Bill Because Law is Endangered. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, April 30. (Special Tele gram.) Seoator Burkett, when asked to night why he voted for the Cummins amendment to the railroad bill, said that he thought the bill went a little too far in repealing the antl-trust laws and that agreements as to rates should be submitted to the Interstate Commerce commission be fore they went Into effect. Charles A. Smith of Exeter, Neb., Is In Washington attending an exposition of office supplies In the Treasury department. which Is under the direction of W. M. Geddea of Orand Island, former representa tive of the government expositions at Omaha, Buffalo, St. Louis, Norfolk and Seattle. Mrs. Nettle Collins Gates of Nebraska, president of the Nebraska society of the National Daughters of 1812, who has been attending the annual convention In Wash ington, has left for Philadelphia, Atlantic City and New York on a sightseeing trip. She will not return to her home in Ne braska for some days. Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska Bralnard, Route 1, John Freech, carrier: no sub. Comstock, Kouta l Percv E. Fuller, carrier; M. W. Dunbar, substitute. Fairfield, Route SI, Virgil Hogue, carrier; no substitute. Iowa Mlnourn, itouie l. jonn u. wariora, carrier; harsh hi. Warlord, substitute. eiouth Dakota Emery, Route 1, Frank Meran, carrier; John Moran, substitute. Oeddes. Route 4, Henry Herles, carrier; no substitute. Plerpont, Route 1, Rasmust Teiten, carrier; no substitute. Postmasters appointed: Nebraska Champion, Chase county, Thomas T. Jordan, vice W. Davidson, re signed. Iowa Iron Hills, Jackson county, Martha M. Bowling, vice G. W. Baker, resigned. South Dakota Waterbury, Jerauld county, Margaret Mawhlney, vice R. Wetherili, re signed. The First National bank of Lodge Pole has been authorized to begin business with 1,000 capital. F. G. La Salle Is president, W. C. Melton, vloe president, and C. C. La Salle, cashier. Tbe Omaha National bank of Omaha has been approved as reserve agent for the above bank. Vanneas and Ryan Mix. , ORAND ISLAND. Neb.. April 30 -(Spe-clal.) The renewed complaints with refer ence to the management of the Soldiers' Home In this city reached the street-fight stage yestarday when, according to a mem ber of the local public library board and a merchant, who were witnesses of it. C. O. Vanness, who filed with the state board the complaint of poor meat being serves, became Involved in a controversy with George K. Ryan. Mr. Vanness Is a member Omaha. Mr. Ryan Is a cltlxen of this city, a prominent member of the Orand Army post of this rlty, and some time ago held a tnlnor position at the bums, uuder the present souimandauk ILLINOIS AFTER CRAFIEIS State's Attorney in Chicago Alleges Bribery in Legislature. RAILROAD SUES JOHN C. FETZER (hi. 'ago A Western Indiana Avers that Former Omaha Man De frauded Company Out of f nst.i.ouo. CHICAGO, April no.-lnvestlgatlon of a bribery scandal involving tho Chicago & Western Indiana r.tllroaU, the Illinois legislature, as composed two years ego, the city council of Chicago and sums uf money which may run anywhere betwern I'fMXW and treble that amount, was ordered by Rtato s Attorns Wayman, who yesterday directed that aspeciul grand Jury be em paneled to conduct the investigation. The states attorney's uctlon today Is hajtcd on allegations made by John C. Fetter, who was sued today by the Chi cago & Western Indiana for the return of SD2i,0n0 out of which the railroad com pany aveis Fetter defrauded the company In real estate transactions. Fetxer, In his turn, has asked for an Injunction to en Join the prosecution of this suit, alleging that parts of the money which the road seeks to recover went to influence legisla tion, both at Springfield and at Chicago. Asking for th pclal grand Jury, State's Attorney Wayman's petition states: "He (Wayman) further shows the court that on April 28. A. D. 1910. a certain bill In chancery was filed In the superior court of Cook county by ono John C. Fctxer, in which said FUs-.er claims that large amounts of money in his possession, but really the property of tho Chicago & Western Indiana railroad, were used for unlawful purposes of bribing public offi cials." ' Seek Hisht-of-Way. About three years ago Fetzcr. with Ben jamin Thomas, then president of the Chl cagd & Western Indiana, and Charles R. Kappts, a real estate expert, set about to acquire a right-of-way Into this city. The road alleges that Fetrer acted as Its agcr.t, while Fetxer declares he was not an agent, but a speculator who purchased land and sold it to the company, the com pany having the right to reject any parcel offered. In February last charges were made that Fetter, Thomas and Kappes had defrauded the company out ot SMiO.OOO In these deals. Suit wa threatened by the road, but after conference the matter, under formal agree ment of the parties concerned, wns referred to former Judge K. C. Field, whose de cision as arbitrator was to be final.' Judge Field recently made his award, holding (hat gross fraud had been perpetrated upon the railroad company and ordering the re funding of 5,000. Recently, it leaked out today, Thomas and Kapprs returned to the coffers of the company a total of 176,000, stating that this sum exhausted their Individual resources. Fetxer refused to abide by the award and today's suit was brought against him. The suit, however, names Thomas and Kappes as well as Fetter. Alleges Flaw In Law. 'Under the Illinois law, when the West- ernx Indiana and two smaller roads were consolidated some thirty years ago, the construction, according to some lawyers, contained a teohnlcal flaw," explained Mr. Delano. "Two roads might consolidate, but not three, but two roads might combine and then take In a third, however." The Western Indiana is said to have taken advantage of this "alleged flaw" In the statutes and united the three roads, ac cording to the scheme. Fetter's bill for an Injunction included as an exhibit' a letter from E. A. Delano, president of the Wabash Railroad company and representative of that road on ill board of dlreotors of the Chicago & West ern Indiana. This letter reads; March 17. 1907. (Confidential.) Mr. B. Thomas, President and General Manager Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad: Dear wlr I encoise a leuer iroin jur. . Travous, which explains Itself. 1 his is written as a result of a conference wnlcn Mr. Travous had with Judge Henley at the time we sold our notes to tne uomcra parties. I believe we should, in a quiet way, get the legislation which Judge Hen ley and our counsel concluded is deairable. It is a bad thing to have something of this kind brought up by the bankers every ttme we have to do any negotiating for the sale of securities. It might give us very serious trouble. We had a case of this kind on the Burlington, where a rather unscrupu lous lawyer got hold of a technicality of this kind and gave us a great deal of trouble. According to a statement dictated by Mr. Delano today the meaning of his letter to Mr. Thomas would stand out in innocuous Innocence had Mr. Fetxer also appended the letter of Mr. Travous. Members of the aldermanlc body are aald to have been approached in connection with securing land for right-of-way Into the ctty. CHAUFFEURS MUST STOP . FAST COUNTRY DRIVING Board of County Commissioners Isanes Warning; Aganst Racing and Reckless Pnoe Generally, Breakneck automobile driving upon th,e county roads must cease or offenders will be punished, says the Board of County commissioners. A resolution of warning was passed by the board yesterday after noon, sitting as a committee of the whole. Tho sheriff and county attorney are called upon to go after offenders. The board has moved, because of the constant complaints from farmers par ticularly those bordering the Dodge street road. Automoblllsts freed from fear of ar rest by police, have without question, been hitting It up to a merry clip. There Is a slat law which forbids driving at a dan gerous pace on public htghwaya. CARTER AGAIN IfF COURT Former Captnla Seeks to Avoid Pay meat af Large Bnm to Nebraska Corporation. WASHINGTON, April 30 Captain Ober lln M. Carter's troubles In the supreme court of the United States are not over. He was discharged from the army, sent to the penitentiary and more than $400,000 taken away from lilm because of his al leged Implication In the Savannah, Ga., harbor Improvement scandal. Now Carter has taken the preliminary steps to ask the court to review a Judg ment of the United States circuit court of appeals for the Fifth district, requiring him as a stockho'.der of the American Loan and Trust company of Yfebraska, to pay an assessment of over $25,000 to the receiver for creditors of that company. INDIANS ATTACK MEXICANS Redskins Fonnce 1'pon Troops fa Yneatan Three Reported ' Killed. MEXICO CITY, April SO News of a mur derous attack by Maya Indians upon a small detachment ot Mexican troops In the territory of Qulntanaroo, Yucatan, was brought by passengers arriving on the gov ernment transport Progresso, according to a I pec la I to the Mexican Herald from Vera Crus tonight. New Books Firtlon. NATHAN lU'RKK; by llary 8 Watts. PP.. 1 ., The Macmillan company. At first sight Nathan Burke will not srem an xeitional man. He Is introduced In Mrs. Watu' txie as a backwoods boy, sprung froh the hnrjy pioneer stock that settled the great Western Reserve. He Is not a brilliant youth, but he has the steadiness and tenacity of purpose, the unswerving prrsletency and honest ambi tion. Growing to manhood In the days Just precdlng the Mexican war. ho find J In those stirring times plenty of opportun ity for the exercise tif his powers. He conies creditably through experiences that tist his resources of character thoroughly nnd In tho end wins success nnd happlnesa. RALKIUH; by William Devereux and Stephen Lovell. 31S pp.. $1.50; J. 11. Llppln cott company, The story takes up that period in the life of the grat Raleigh, when by his clever ness and bravery he discovered and over threw that plot against the life of Elisa beth, which Is known In history an "Bab iiigton's Conspiracy." and which was the Immediate cause of the execution of Mary of Scotland. The course of Sir Walter's life romance Is beset with even more than the. usual obstructions which iire said to bar the pathway of all true love. But Talth and loyalty conquer Sll. and at th fnd of the story Raleigh wins the two great desires of his heart. IN OLD KENTUCKY: br Edward Mar shall ami Charles T. I 'any. &2 pp., 11.60 O. W. Dillingham company. This novel is founded on the play of th' ame name. It is a story of mountain lif among the Cumberland and Is here rounded out and completed. A LITTLE KNHJIIT OK TIU3 X MAR B by Mary K. Mania. 4(U pp., Il.JO; Unhrop, Lee ei Shepard company. A story of life on a Wyoming ranch called the X Bar H from Its cattle brand. The "Little Knight" Is a boy of mysterious antecedents, filled with the traditions of chivalry, which he brings to bear upon the rough, but noble-hearted, cowboys, whd pet him, and w Ith Interesting results. l( Is only at the close of the book, when th hero, now a well-grown lad, has been through all the phases of the plcturesqus life, that the mystery Is cleared up. THE ARCH -SATIRIST. By Frances De Wolfe Fenwlck. 368 pp. $1.60. Lothrop, Lee & Shepnrd company. This novel takes Its title from a Thomas Hardy sentence, "Justice has been done, and Time, the Arch-satirist, had had hli Joke out." The scone Is laid In Montreal and is about a young woman who so com promised herscl'f by loving attentions to her step-brother, a corrupt young genius, when no one knew he was related to her, that sho came near to ruining her life. THE SOCIETY WOLF. By Luke Thrice. J0 pp. $1.60. Cupples & Leon company. This story tells of a good looking young Virginian, penniless and friendless, who comes to New Tork.' Ills' manner of en tering society and acquiring a fortune makes Interesting reading, and. of course, there is a fascinating and clever heroine. THE CI TV OF SIX. Canfleld. Sti pp. $1.60. By Chauncey L. A. C. McClurg & Co. This novel deals with the pioneer dayl of placer mining In California, particularly of the experiences and exploits of six stal wart men hailing from widely separated sections of the country. The story of the toll, diversions, strokes of fortune and ro mantic adventures of young Ranee Poole, sturdy Wakefield, the shrewd, good-natured Irishman, Donovan, end the redoubt able "Tex" Potter Is felicitously told In easy narrative style. THE RED SYMBOL. By John Ironside, 355 pp. . $1.50. Little, Brown & Co. This story tells of the adventurer tJiat befall a young newspaper man, Maurice Wynn. who Is sept to .Russia primarily on business, but soon finds himself involved with a secret society of nihilists. Ills ad- , veptures are Incessant and always tinged with the element of danger which keepa the reader on the qui vlve. Furthermore, they are usually the outcome of his en deavors to assist fascinating but elusive heroine. COUNTRY NEIGHP.ORS, by Alice Brown) SOI pp.. $1.30. Houghton-Mlfflln company. Io this volume Miss Brown enlarges our circle of friends by another group of th folk she understands so well and handles c deftly. Most, if not all of these stories, have appeared In the magaxinea. A fen. of the titles are: ''The Play House," "Sat urday Night," "The Auction," "A Qrief De ferred," "Partners," "The Challenge." ' "Gardener Jim" and "The Masquerade." , THE EDDY, by Clarence L. Cullen; SS.' pp., $1.60. O. W. Dillingham company. A story of New York.Mfe, which scores triumph in that, despite its subject, it leaves a clean and wholesome Impression. Miscellaneous. . . , FOUR BOYS AND A FORTUNE, by Ev erett T. Tomllnson, 370 pp., $1.60. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard company. One of the well known "Four Boys" hai received word of his inheritance of a pari of a coal mine In England. His three friends accompany him on his voyage to the land that ever will be of Interest to the people' of the United States. There Is an abund ance of action and adventui-e In the story. It is not a book of travel, although In-. formation, as well as some descriptions of well known places naturally enter Into the Ule. THE BOYS OF BROOK FIELD ACAD EMY, by Warren L. Eldredt 8M pp., $160. Lothrop, Lee A Shepard company. - - This story tells of a boys' school, with glorious past, but an uncertain future, largely due to the wrong kind of secret so ciety. The boys, after testing his patience In every way that youthful ingenulnty can suggest, come to rally about an atbletlo I and brainy young graduate In the splendid transformation of the society, and soon of the entire academy. JOHN AND BETTY'S HISTORY VISIT, by Margaret Williamson; tig pp., $1.. Lo throp, Lee A Shepard company. This American brother and sister are sent to England to be shown the leading places of hlstorlo Interest In company with an English brother and sister of their own age, and under the wise direction of the mother of the latter. Everyone will enjoy reading of the Jolly trips taken by the four children and Mrs. Pitt, the mother of English; Philip and Barbara. I I French Heels May Cause Girl's Death Canse Her to Trip in Aisle of Theater and She plunges Over Balcony Bail. NEW YORK, April SO. Louise Loefflsr, a high school glr. of 14, was tripped by her high heels as she descended a steep aisle In the gallery of a theater here tonight, fell over the railing and pluged to th main floor, fifty feet below. Her skull wag fractured and she probably will die.