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   Atlantic Cass County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 25, 1906, Atlantic, Iowa                                THE OASS COUNTY DEMOCRAT JANUARY 28 SHENANDOAH FIRM GETS IT ContractBid Good Ways the loyt of the Corej Biigpsof Sheu will build the extension to the sewer Out of thirteen bids which were submit ted to the city council at its special session Tuesday evening for that pur pose the Sbeuandoah concern was far and away the lowest and thev were given the Although tbe contract has not yet been signed Corey of tbe firm will be here tomor row Thursday and sign up with the The bond the firm is required to put up is fifty per cent of tbe in this will be a trifle over being the Of the thirteen bids submitted the three lowest were those of Smith Son of this the KingLambert Company of Des Moines aud the suc cessful Corey Brings uf Each of tbe thirteen bids was accompanied by a check or cash in the sum of and when tbe bids bad been opened the council voted to return to all the bidders save the three their In case the Shenandoah firm should fail to sign up the contract with the city then the next lowest bidder would get the work in all probability and in case they failed to sign up it would go to the If all three should fail to make the contract then the thing would quite likely be submitted to bids The resolution which provides for making a contract with Corey Briggs provides that if tbe contract is not signed in five days the firm forfeits the deposited with tne It looked to an outsider as if there was been some fixing done among the I t was quite from the that the Shenandoah company was not in on the and when the bid of that concern was read there was a howl of derision from the other bidders who told about how much the Shendandoah company would lose on the Tbe is of the opinion that the price is a good one for the city and one on which money can be made by the contractors as The sewer to be built is Following were the bids sub mitted Jackson Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids Smith Atlantic Cedar Rapids Daly Stone City Kansas Cifcy Corey Briggs Des Moines Bridge Iron Cook Contr Des Moines Blue King Lamoert Des Moines Des Moines The price of the Shenandoah firm in detail is as follows 12 inch pipe per foot 10 inch pipe per foot 8 inch pipe per foot Ordinary Manholes Drop Manholes Flush tanks 6 inch Flash tanks 5 inch Lumber left in trench per M The council had figured that about was about the maximum price the sewer work should be and are disposed to think the price of tbe Shenaudoah concern a good one for both the city and the One feature of the meeting of the council which should not be over looked was the vote on The council purposely tied the vote on this forcing Mayor Wood to cast his which he did in favor of The members of the council are to be congratulated on not having been held up for between five and ten thousand dollars on the Sam Berry and Bride and bam whose marriage at Omaha was told of in this papei returned to this city that evening and are now receiving tbe congratulations of their many SENSATION IN SENTENCE Judge Howe Produces Correct Likeness ol OwensDirects Perjury Whether the spoke the truth or not in this respect we have a right to to this the courtdirects to lay the matter before the Grand Jury of this Howe to Assistant County Attorney 1 I defy any one to prove that I ever served time in the Fort Madison So H declare Owens as he stood before Jndge Howe to receive sentence for defrauding the Marquardt bank this The denial followed a statement to that effect just made by the Without a word the judge took from his pocket a which the convicted man carried with trembling fingers to his I have declared tbe a photograph of alias Charles Wilson Wilson and Charles It is a photograptTof Convict r The resemblance is striking and admits of but little doubt that the two Owens are The incident was dramatic in the extreme and prepared the spectators for the heavy sentence of six years which tbe court meted out to the con victed labor few moments After the sentence had been Judge Howe directed the county attorney to lay before the grand jury evidence which tends to prove that Owens committed perjury on the Owens created a sensation during the Griswold mystery by declaring that he had seen the murdered man struggling with two other men near the Rock Island tracks upon the night he was last Moines The above will be of interest Owens is well known here and it was Cass county land he falsely claimed he ON HIS WAY TO THE NAVY Jje Jones Lett Omaha Tuesday Afternoon for San Francisco Where He Will Co on the Training Joe son of whose start tor the west to join the navy was mentioned in these columns Tuesday left Omaha at four oclock Tuesday afternoon for San Francisco where he will be detailed to tbe training abip Pensacola fora number of after which he will be ordered to service on some vessel of the Joe started out with the intention of liking the life and getting out of it all that it con tains for his His who accompanied him to returned to this city Tuesday Surprised Last evening and Frank itt were pleasantly surprised uy a company of friends calling at their borne on Locust street and spending the The guests numbered about thirtyfive in including a number of the Phoenix Hook and Lad der Company of which DeWitt is a A very pleasant evening was spent and a luncheon was about 11 and De who have been residents of Atlantic for a number of expect to leave next Monday for Before leaving the guests presented them with three sets of knives and two were given by the friends and one set by the Phoenix Will Bring Remains Allen has received a letter from whose daugh died in Los last that the remains will be brought back here A short fun eral service was held iu Los Angeles Monday and the body placed in a Locke is ill and worn out with the long strain of watching at her daughters bedside and the trip home will be deferred until she regains her She is at present at the home of her sister iu Passa The remains will probably be brought to this city in a mouth or so and interred in the Atlantic WHO WROTE THE LETTER Local Cigar Store Proprietors Receive Letter Warning Them to Stop Card Proprietors of local cigar stores are wondering who the individual is who wrote a letter received by them yes terday Tuesday warning them to stop the card games which are played at some of the or the law would be tbe name signed to the letter being Tbe Atlantic Reform At first blush the cigar men were inclined to believe that the letter was written by Reformer Bruff or some of his but in quiry developed the fact that the Bruff contingent disclaimed all knowledge of the Whoever wrote the letter it would seem is engaged in small While in the strictest sense the games in the cigar stores could perhaps be classed as yet cigars are the only stakes and if it is gambling it is a very inoffensive and innocent form of gambling and not near so flagrant as the many lottery schemes sometimes carried out by different The cigar men are willing to stop the games in fact they are not the source of any great revenue to The letter states that having removed tbe damnable saloons we now propose to go after the twin evil If the Atlantic reform whoever they wants to stop let the reform be broad in its scopeand include all forms of games of chance no matter by whom SAM BERRY IS WEDDED He and Miss Blanche Kreamer Steal a Msrcn on Friends and Oo to Omaha to be Ostensiblv to witness tbe perform ance of Ben Sam well known and popular auctioneer and member of the real estate firm of Towne went to Omaha Tuesday accompanied by Miss Blanche Now it is whispered that the two went to the Nebraska metropolis for the purpose of being married and although they have not as yet returned to this cily to confirm the the rumor is said to be well grounded and it is generally understood they will return here as man and The bride is the daughter of and Kreamer and is a young lady who numbers her friends by the The groom every one knows and wherever he is known he is To and Mrs Berry the Demo crat extends its heartiest congratu SAYS HE CANNOT FIGURE IT IN THE DIS1RKT COURT HARRY WHITTED IS HONE Boy Wbo lost BotB Letts is ADIe to Return HonnMieoriie Smith III it tie Harry the bov who some weeks ago met with a horrible acci dent as a result of which he lost both was taken to the home of his Greenleaf and he having gotten strong after the terrible ordeal through which he George well known about the city for was taken to the hospital today George has been ill for several weeks and is in a weak Judge McPherson in His Decision Says He Cannot See How census Case cot Into me The decision of Jndge by which he vacated the temporary injunction granted by himself in the census has been received by Attorney It is a lengthy covering eleven pages of typewritten In bis decision Judge McPherson asserts that the courts have no right to interfere with the executive conn wonders how the case was ever litigated in tho state and declares that saloonkeepers under the Iowa laws are outlaws with few rights that anybody is bound to though the statutory mulct tax is In conclusion the court It follows that in my judgment the finding of declared by a record required of them to be that the population of Atlantic is is a finding that cannot be inquired into by this Whether the complainant can present the question in another in another is not for this court The restraining order of January is vacated and the writ of injunction prayed for is Judge McPhereons decision is pre faced by his view on the ealoonmens rights in In synopsis he says the laws of Iowa today it is unlawful to sell any kind of spirit uous Such has been the law for many years there is no city and no county but that is ered by that Liquors in no places in Iowa can be lawfully sold as a In all respects the saloonkeeper is subject to the rigors of the liquor laws uf the state and he cannot escape prosecution after pay ins the mulct tax unless he complies with the most exacting In the saloonkeeper in Iowa in a mulct tax as well as is branded by the statute in words that burn as an with but few rights as to his business that other people are required to and with but few rights to the nonresident distiller or liquor dealer has precise ly the same status when doing busi ness in Iowa as has the Iowa saloon except that he may ship liquors into thestate by virtue of the commerce clause of the United States It seems that in the state courts at Atlantic that recently it was adjudi cated that Atlantic had less than notwithstanding the return arid certificate of the census enumera says the decision in another sec How a citizen of that city having no property rights involved in the controversy other than similar property rights to all the in i an action against the state acting with reference to a political could have the matter 1 do not know I have never been able to understand since first reading years ago the cases of tbe United States supreme court upon the question how the political department of either the federal or a state meut can be interfered with by the At the home of and five miles southwest of last evening occurred the wedding of their Miss Vera and Charles the ceremony being per formed at seven oclock in the presence of about sixty relatives and Miss Grace a sister of the bride acted as bridesmaid and the groom was attended by Edward Orth of Walnut After tho usual congratu lations an elegant supper was They were the recipients of many handsome wedding The bride and groom are well and most favor ably known iu this community and rank among the highly esteemed youug people of this They will RO to housekeeping on a farm 5 miles north of Marue and the test wishes of their hosts oi friends go with IN OLD NORTH CAROLINA Benefit Play to be Given by the Atlantic Fire Department on the Evening oi February 1st The benefit play to be given at the opera houso on the evening of Febru ary under the auspices of tbe Atlantic Fire promises to be the best home talent production which has been presented here in many a The cast is a strong one and every member of it is work ing harl to make the play a The boys take this method of getting funds so as to eliminate the necessity of soliciting They promise to give each person who at tends the play mentioned above the value of the money paid for admis The plav In Old North Caro lina abounds in heart thrilling situations and good whole some The specialties wtiicb will be interspersed are all new and The evening will be oue of You should plau to Carey the Rock Island Occnpying the TimeMany Witnesses in the CaseThe TUESDAY Judge Macy arrived in the city this Tuesday morning from Harlan where he has been holding court and convened the January term of tbe district The time this morning was taken up with the preliminary The grand jury was a number of prubate matteis disposed of and some motions heard in several Then an adjournment was take till this afternoon at whirh time Judge Macy made his first assignment of The grand which commenced its work this is made up of tbe following Bangham of Grant foreman Bales of Pvmosa Brown of Pymosa Bell of Franklin Limpus of Grove Fred Sberer of Cass and Way of There are a number of matters to be investigated by that body and their will take them some Albert George Hyatt and charged with obstructing a public and with being criminally careless in leaving in the road the well derrick killed Lighty some weeks and waived challenge to the grand jury as did Murry and the three men arrested for the Eusden fur and charged with false The memorial services for the late which were to have been held this afternoon were post poned until the 19th of the last Monday in the Tijis action was taken owing to the fact that there are a number of attorneys who cannot be here now and may be able to be here at that There are three will contests likely this They are in the Galvin the Wakefielil will and the Dreager In tbe Dreager will Rudolph Pine appear for the con Gnstav and have six days in which to file objections to the In the Mary Wakefield will Bonrman appears for George and Henrv Wakefield and has a week in which to file objections to the will aud in the Galvin which is already a full fledged con the contestants file an amend ment to their contest of the The case of McNeil has been continued by Wickey was today appointed temporary guardian of bis Minnie and his bond fixed at The will of Woods was to dav admitted to Frank Vincent is court bailiff and Bruington grand jury The term will last four Judge Many intending to get through by about February In the estate of Peter McConvill and executors of the have asked that Joseph one of the be forced to produce assets of the estate amounting to some IEOO which they allege he has in his Flem ing claims that the money was ad vanced the estate by him some time Following is tbe assignment made today by Judge The assign ment will probably be changed but was made as a temporary in order that the business of the term may Carey McConnell Kinney Con tinental Casualty Malone In the nritter of the estate of This afternoon Judge Macy struck from the docket a dozen or more old cases which have been hanging fire for a number of WEDNESDAY The case of John Carey tbe Rock Island iu which plaintiff asks for damages in the sum of for delay in shipping and alleged injury to 55 head of horses he shipped over the defendant companys line is oc cupying the time in the district A jury was secured this Boorman is for tbe plaintiff and Parish ami Rockafel low for the The county attorney has filed a TEACHERS ARE TO MEE Teachers oi Northwestern Section of County Will Meet in Marne Satur February The teachers of the Northwestern section of Cass County will hold meeting iu Marne February at the High School The morning session will commence at and the afternoon ses sion at 1 All teachers teach ing in Washington and Grove townships are expected to be in All other teachers and interested persons are invited to The following program has been MORNING Call to Order President Instrumental Selected Miss Ethel Newcomb Paper How the Course of Study for Rural Schools Could be Daniels Selected Miss Leola Crooks The Compulsory Education Rankin MusicSelected Ladies Quartette AFTERNOON Roll Call Secretary Selected Miss Sadie Ash Relation of Teacher School and Community Miss Stella Miller VTocal SoloSelected Miss Bertha Reason Relation of Communitytc School and Mrs McCleee Selected Raymond Cornell Relation of to School and Herbert Advantages of Educational Exhibit at County Miss Anna Temple General Discussion Adjournment By Order of Executive ancfjf COURT DISSOLVES ORDER McPnerson Knocks Out Restraining Order Issued by Himself and Census Case is as it The following telegram was received at this office this Wednes day afternoon Des Daily Judge McPherson handed down a decision this morning dissolving the restraining order and denying plain tift an injunction in the Atlantic The dissolution of the order destroys a strong hope of the defense in tbe census It had been thought that Judge McPherson would take the view that tbe lower court had no jurisdiction in the census case aud would accordingly perpetually restrain the executive council frorxv publishing the amended Atlantic As he has dissolved the first order there is nothing for tbe ealoons to do but remain If the appeal should result in favor of defense they might reopen but for some time in any event Atlantic continue to be Have a New George of the real firm of Towne has a broad smile on his face the it being the fact that a ten pound baby girl arrived at the home of him self and wife this Wednesday morn This paper extends its heartiest motion to dismiss tbe case against Roscoe Pickrell charged with criminal The motion was made as the result of the presentation of a by the girl wham he was charged with her father and many Tbe court has not ou the THURSDAY Tbe case of Carey the Rook Island is occupying the time iu dis trict having been as stated in this The jnry in the case consists of S Nick Pnt Stnmn Jacob George Sidney Diveu and Poter There are a unmbor ui sviuie in the case and it is inuA   

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