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   Chariton Herald (Newspaper) - November 7, 1901, Chariton, Iowa                                 S. M. GREENE, Prop.  CHARITON, LUCAS COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, tgot,  Volume 17, Number 10.  EXPOSES C0NSPIRAT0RS|LUCAS COUNTY GIVES GOOD REPUBLICAN MAÏORITY  Miss Siue B. Waynick, of This City, Brings Chicago Villains to Justice.  Miss Sue B, Way nick, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Waynick, of this city, and a sister of Miss May B. Waynick, •of the First Isational Bank, has succeeded in winning prominence for herself in Chicago by furnishing tes timony to send two black-hearted villains to the penitentiary, and imposing a fine on a third. It will be remembered that Miss Waynick is a teacher in the Chicago Manual Train ing School. She boarded last winter with the family of a man named Philip Bulfer. Bulfer induced her to Joan him $25 last winter, on the plea that he needed the money very badly for an investment, and would pay it •back soon. After his continued failure to pay it back, Miss Waynick be--came suspicious of his character and ■ intentions, and demanded payment. (He promised to sell her a piano, and - make the $25 part payment on it. She agreed, but he failed to live up to that agreement, so she, acting on the .adVice of her attorney, swore out a warrant against him for embezzlement. Bu.lfer's actions from that time on showed that he was a rascal of the deepest dye, and was one of a band of conspirators who were working under the guise of officers of the law to rob citizens and extort money from them in every possible way. Bulfer was an attorney by name, and after having the case against him continued several times, he surprised Miss Waynick by having her arrested .for embezzlement. Chariton citizens remember of the arrest of the young lady last winter, as it created quite a stir of indignation here. The arrest, •as it afterward developed, was ail a bluff to. try'to scare Miss Waynick from pushing the case against Bulfer. But she is not of the kind that is easily Intimidated, and after securing an easy release from the charge against her, she proceeded to probe the Bulfer crookedness to the bottom. She --ifetained'Attorney Win. A. Rogan, " whom the conspirators also attempt-en to intiMdate by arresting without oause,. ; After investigation by the grand-jury, it was found that Bulfer, the so-called attorney, was in conspiracy with a constable named Thomas D. Courtney and a man named Henry Winn, all of whom had been working together for some time to extort money :  from citizens or strangers by intimidation or otherwise. Justice Scott of the town of Harvey was also found to be in the conspiracy. The plan was to have Constable Courtney arrest strangers or innocent citizens on information sworn out by Winn, who \?tent by the name of Allen in the official papers, and the prisoners were then locked up, and afterward released if they paid the officers money, or else they wiére tried before Justice Scott in Harvey and fined for imaginary offenses.® Bulfer was the attorney and head-schemer of the gang. Miss Way-ctck proved more than a match for faim by consenting to act as chief witness for the state of Illinois in the  1  case, and as a consequence the trial of (he men came oS in Judge JKava-oaugh's court last week, and Bulfer and Courtney were given three years .each in the penitentiary, besides a fine of $1000 each, while Winn, who is an old man and evidently a tool for the others, was released with a nomi-v nal fine of $1.00 and costs.  The outcome of the trial-gand Investigation is a revelation to even the judges of Chicago, who arejaccustom-ed to all kinds of organized]! vice. Judge Gibbons, who first bound ¿the > men to thé grand Jury, was so stirred ' by the revelations which Miss Way-iifllck inaugurated that be has called a S council of the leading attorneys and Jtistttse« of Chicago to draw up a bill ^¿¿resent to the next Illinois legis-É^ur^i directed toward «blotting out jittieabuses. Such criminality, work-Jtag under the guise ofjthe law, is ap-tfalliog, and Miss Waynick is to be congratulated upon bringingj«tbe villains so successfully and »speedily to '"justices ____  Cummins' Plurality 618—Hasselquist and Waynick Elected by Over 400 Plurality Each-Sheriff's Office in Doubt—Democrats Elect Miss Fitch for Superintendent.  Photo by Smltb, Chariton.  FRED ML WAYNICK, Fot Treasurer.  Photo by Smith, Charlton.  JOHN W. MAUK, For Sheriff.  Photo by Smith, Charlton. .  G. W. LARIMER, For Supervisor.  Photo by Smith, Charlton.  WILL B. BARGER, Chairman County Central Committee.  The First Presbyterian Church.  There will be a meetiug of the "members of the First Presbyterian Church on Monday, the 11th. day of PTotember, 1901, at 2 P. M., in the audience room of the church.   ; The matter to be considered is the ^rioiuioy ln our pulpit. A vote can  J "he taken on filling that vacancy red. Every member, who can, [& be present, order of tbe Session. ¿Wabben 8. Dcngan, Clerk.  tbeHBBALD to;  I  «I f ft-  our friends.  The vote in Lucas county last Tuesday was about the same as two years ago. The total vote for Mr. Cummins this year was 1664, as against 1691 for Shaw in 1899, and 1046 for Phillips, as against 1153 for White in 1899. The prohibition vote was about 150. Cummins' plurality in the county is 618. Mr. Hasselquist's for representative is 455, Mr. Waynick's for treasurer is 431. Mr. Larimer's for supervisor is not yet known. For sheriff Mr. Mauk is at present 4 votes behind Mr. Boss, the democratic candidate, .iwith the chances even for his success in the official count. For superintendent of Schools Miss Fitch, democratic, defeated Prof. Glackemeyer by 120 plurality. The unofficial table of votes.,can be found in another part of the'paper.  HON. R. Ä. HASSELQÜiST, For Representative.  A. B. Cummins' plurality in Iowa will be 90,000 or over, the largest the state has fever given. Seth Low is elected Mayor of Greater New York, his entire fusion ticket being elected by 30,000 plurality. Ohio, Massachussetts, Nebraska, Pennsylvania go heavily republican, while democrats win in Maryland and Kentucky.  The vote in Iowa was quite light, the republicans polling about sixty per cent of their vote of a year ago, and the democrats but forty-seven per cent. In the state legislature the republicans have gained seven members, five in the senate and two in the house. The republicans will have 39 members in the senate and the democrats 11. In the house the republicans will have 83 members and the democrats 17.  1   NEBRASKA REPUBLICAN.  Carried by About Ten Thousand Majority—Other Figures.  Tire total vote in tne counties re-! ported is 23,556 less than on governor last year, indicating a total vote in the state of not far from 200,COO.  Omaha, Nov. 7.—Figures covering j about 70 per cent of the state vote on j judge of the supreme court of Nebras-! lea indicate that in 1,131 precincts of', 1  the state out of the total number of j 1,611, that Sedgwick has received 74,-; 527 votes, and that Hollenbeck has re- 1  ceived 63,118 votes, thus giving Sedg- :  wick a majority of 11,409. ;  The appended table of 42 counties, complete, shows a plurality for Sedgwick of 6,001. These same counties last year gave Dietrich, Republican candidate for governor, a plurality of 41, a net gain over last year of 5,960, when Dietrich had a plurality in the state of 861. This would indicate that the Republican plurality on the head of the state ticket will be in the neighborhood of 10,000.  Sedgwick.  Adams .............. 1,642  Antelope ............ 1,202  Burt ................ 1,482  Butler ............... 1,439  Cheyenne •............ 637  Clay ................ 1,708  Colfax............... 848  Dakota .............. 681  •Dixon .............. 992  Dodge ............... 1,727  •Douglas ............ 9,170  IOWA'S LATEST FIGURES.  Dundy......................289  Garfield ..........................251  Gosper ............................387  Grant ..................80  Greeley .........................488  Hall..................................1,638  Harlan ............................797  Howard ..........................886  Johnson ..........................1,318  Kearney..........................955  Keith ..............................225  Kimball ..........................120  Loup ................................153  Madison ..........................1,645  Merrick .........................996  Nance .......................826  Nuckolls .....................1,278  Otoe ..........................2,146  Pawnee ..........................1,392  Phelps ............................1,036  Pierce..............................753  Polk .....................1,012  •Red Willow..................&85  Richardson .............2,145  Unofficial Returns From Every County Give Cummins 89,423 Plurality. Des Moines, Nov. 7.—Returns from the county auditors of Iowa indicate that the official vote will give A. B. Cummins, the Republican governor-elect, something like 90,000 plurality. Four-fifths of the counties have been heard from and a conservative estimate of the remainder indicates this result as quite certain.  Unofficial returns from every county in the state give Cummins 234,492, Phillips 145,064. Cummins' plurality 89,428. The returns on the legislature are not complete, but the Republicans have surely made good gains and Increased their already large majority by eight or ten. Cummins broke the record in Des Moines eoupty, carrying the county by a plurality of 14. It Is usually strongly Democratic. The largest plurality given Cummins was by Polk county, which gave him no less than 6,950.  Returns from 46 counties on tbe Prohibition vote give Coates, Prohibition candidate for governor, 8,600 votes, a net gain of 4,685, indicating a total Prohibition vote of 17,748.  For the first time in the history of Dubuque county since Iowa was admitted as a state the Democratic party has been routed with an average 45 j Republican majority of 2,000. The 749 I party has saved only two of Its candl-1,313! dates, Griiden, representative in the 786! fitate legislature, and coroner. Du-1,090! buque was the banner Docsocratic  Hollenbeck. 1,591 989 820 1,651 " 432 1,441 1,153 602 761 2,192 7,438 259 212 439  RESULT IN MARYLAND.  Democrats Will Have a Majority on Joint Ballot in Legislature.  Baltimore, Nov. 7.—Returns from every county in the state, partly official and partly estimated, indicate a result in the legislative contest which is almost -without parallel in Maryland. The most careful estimates and calculations give the Democrats 46 delegates and seven newly elected senators, which, combined with the ten who hold over in the senate, assures the friends of Mr. Gorman a total of Go on joint ballot.  The Republicans it appears have elected 49 delegates and six senators, which, added to their three hold over senators, gives them a total of 58 on joint ballot. These figures indicate that the Republicans will be able to organize the house of delegates.  One of the surprises of the day was the close vote in Allegheny county, heretofore safely Republican by majorities ranging from 1,200 to 2,000.  The Democrats have elected their senator and one representative in that county, and the result as to the four remaining delegates is close. St. Mary's county, which has been considered doubtful, has gone solidly Democratic, and Washington Wilkinson, one of the picturesque figures on the Republican side of the senate, is retired to private life.  REPUBLICANS GAIN IN OHIO.  Rock ____  Seward ., Sherman Stanton . Thayer Wayne .. Webster  Totals .  435 1,598 419 637 1,289 974 1,227  954 880 202 46 123 1,382 847 650 1,198 1,757 873 815 740 1,119 622 1,855  l,5f9 538 654 944 824 1,102  county in Iowa.  80UTH DAKOTA JUDGESHIPS.  •One precinct missing.  49,808 43,807  Majorities in Judicial Districts—Less Than Half the Vote Polled.  Sioux Falls, S. D., Nov. 7.—The results of the election for district judges were: Smith (Rep.), First district, 2,000 majority; Jones (Rep.), Second district, 3,000 majority; Bennet (Dem.), Third district, 600; Frank B. Smith (Dem.), Fourth district, 600; McCoy (Rep,), Fifth district, 600 to 700; Gaffy (Rep.), Sixth district, no opposition; McGee (fu.), Seventh district, probably re-elected by a narrow margin; Washabaugh (Rep.), Eighth district, 800. Less than half .the vote was polled.  Costly Blare at Sioux City.  Sio.ux City, Nov. 7.—Fire last night destroyed Gunther & Sullis' wholesale store and notion house. Lobs, $60,000.  Miss Elizabeth Wads.Worth, of Som-  The regentB of the state university j erset. who was principal of tbe Hi Kb ^follow along after the heads of the: School for three years and a teacher ticket, capturing about »0 per cent of' In the 8th for two years, was a wel-tbe vote . come visitor the firat of the week.  Nash Carries the State by Over Sixty-Seven Thousand Plurality.  Columbus, Nov. 7.—Chairman Dick of the Republican state committee has the returns from 86 counties in Ohio with only two missing and the two missing counties were estimated from the newspaper reports -with the following results: Sixty-two counties have Republican pluralities aggregating 90,840. Twenty-six countieB have Democratic pluralities aggregating 23,179, making the plurality of Nash over Kilbourne for governor 67,661 and approximating 80,000 plurality for other candidates on the Republican state ticket. The total vote will not exceed 900,000. The plurality for Governor Nash exceeds that of two years ago, when be was elected by 29,423, and the actual plurality of the candidates on the Republican state ticket greatly exceeds that for president last year, when McKinley and Roosevelt bad a plurality in Ohio of 69,030.  The Republicans elected 68 representatives , and the Democrats 42. The senate stands 21 Republicans and 12 Democrats. The Republican majority on Joint ballot for United States senator 1b 30.  suen last evciungr Tne strike resulted from the refusal of the Temple company to reinstate 50 men who had been discharged, and in whose case it was alleged a blacklist from the Lehigh Coal company in the Maltby mines, where they had been previously In strike, was used against them.  HUSBAND DESERTS WIFE  John Lynch of Washington Township Leaves His Wife and Goes to Missouri.  John Lynch, of Washington township, has played smash generally. He owned a small farm south of Eussell until a short time ago, when he sold it to S. O. Slater. His wife had property of her own before they were married, and her belongings were included in the farm. Mr. Lynch induced her to sign the deed with him by promising her a visit to relatives after the sale would-be made, and also said he would buy another farm in Missouri, where theV would make their home. Tbe sale was made, and she started on .her visit. The same night that she left, Mr. Lynch's son from near Unlonville, Mo., arrived on the scene, and either induced or plotted with his father to go with him to his home near Unionville and leave the mother to shift for herself on her return. So the old man gathered together all his money, aggregating, it is thought, nearly $2000, and went with the bod to Missouri. The aged wife came back from her visit a few days ago, only to find the home deserted, the furniture and furnishings nearly all gone, and her husband away. She was very much perplexed, but by inquiry found that her husband had deserted her, and had taken all their joint property and gone to his son's home in Missouri, leaving her to paddle her own canoe. Robbed of her home aDd all her property, the poor woman appealed to her charitable neighbors, who fitted her out with a place to live in the home which had been hers, and are now keeping her ¡; from starvation's door with donations of food.  Meanwhile the indignant neighbors raised a purse to send after the old man and prosecute him. County Attorney Drake went to Unionville and found .him, but could not induce ■■■■■, him to return. Tbe old man said that be would neither let his Wife^coua&'to''  Fusion Beaten in Pennsylvania.  Philadelphia, Nov. 7.—Practically complete returns from the state give Harris, Republican for state treasurer, 52,360 plurality and Potter, Republican lor supreme court judge, 47,939 plurality. The amendments carried by a big majority. The total vote cast in the state will approximate 850,000. The total vote cast last year was 1,153,210.  Deboe Loses in Kentucky.  Louisville, Nov. 7.—Returns up to 12:30 indicate that the next general assembly in Kentucky, which will elect a United Siates senator, will stand: Senate, 25 Democrats, 13 Republicans. House, 73 Democrats, 26 Republicans,  1 Independent-Democrat.  8cranton Miners Strike. Scranton. Pa., Nov. 7.—-An order calling a strike at the eight collieries of the Temple Iron .company was Is-  Bessemer, Mich., Nov. 7.—The Mikado mine is afire in the seventh level. Two men who were at work below this level are imprisoned by the flames, with no means of escape.  TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD.  A mob raided a sa'.oon near Somerset, Ky., and killed the proprietor's child.  The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway company has added $ 10,-000,000 to its capital stock.  The pants factory of Harrison & Rudd at Evansville, Ind., was destroyed by fire Wednesday. Loss, $100,00; insurance, $40,000.  Felix Bolanger, residing near Houghton, Mich., killed his wife and 7-year-old child with an axe Wednesday. He then went into the. cellar and cut his own throat with a ' utcher knife.  Miss Bernlce Fisher was found guilty at Worcester, Mass., Wednesday of an attempt to extort $8,000 from Charles Barton, a wealt'iy business man of that city, by threats to kidnap his children.  In his annual report the commissioner of pensions discusses at length the faults of the present system of pensioning and the difficulties in the way of determining the merits of claims for pension and Increase.  Testimony tending to show that a pool exists between eastern roads on grain and grain products was given before the interstate commerce com mission Wednesday by C. H. Bash, a grain dealer of Fort Wayne.  Clyde Williams, captain and quarterback of the football team of the Uni-veslty of Iowa, was outlawed at the conference of the "Big Nine" colleges sad is thereby barred from taking part is college athletics in the future.  him there nor let her have any of the property. The son seemed to have influenced his father to this cruel stand, so Mr. Drake had to return without effecting the desired result. He then went to Des Moines for requisition papers, to bring the old man here under arrest. He carried warrants on two counts, one for larceny from his wife, and the other for obtaining money under false pretenses, On both of them the attorney general declined to recommend requisition papers, he taking the stand that the laws of Iowa did not recognize stealing from a wife as larceny. Mr. Drake therefore returned, and other ti}-"n,H will be adopted to bring the old I. to time and justice.  Meanwhile the wife is living off the donations of charitable friends and neighbors, although she really has property o( her own which her husband stole from her. The flaw in the state law seems to have come from the old common law, in which a wife's property became her husband's immediately upon their marriage. Any clause in the old common law which Is not annulled by a new provision, is still in effect, so the attorney general rules. Hence, be claims, a husband cannou steal from his wife, since tbe property they hold is owned by him, or at least by them jointly, as one. It appears from tbe developments in this case that Lynch and his wife are one, and he is that one. The fact that a man can steal all his wife's property, and all their joint property, and leave her to want and starvation, and still be protected by tbe law, is likely to arouse the indignation of the public in general until they will take the law into their own hands, if the matter is not made right sooi.  Rash-Bevard.  Monday afternoon at three o'clock, the marriage vows between Elmer Bash and Argie Bevard, both of Union township, were made in the presence of the offlicating justice, W. S. Long. The groom is a son of the late Fountain Rash and tbe bride is a daughter of Charles Bevard. Both are natives of Lucas county and their friends hope for them a prosperous journey through life. _  The Octogenarian Society of Pi lk county met last week in Des Moines, at the Kirk wood, to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the first Iowa state election. About twenty-five were present and ail were over seventy years of age. Among them WM Edward Ames Temple, Who came to Chariton in 1853 and who established In i860 the banking business' now conducted by the First National, and was until a few years ago numbered among Charlton's influential citizens. The Capital savs be was the "yoi'nff-est'looking and most frisky" one ot tbe crowd.  , C- g«.   

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