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   Chief-Reporter, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1908, Perry, Iowa                               VA JS h PERRY. IOWA, NOV. 11, BOB PICKET STILL GRAND JURY INDICTS SEVEN Work for This Term Has Been Coniplat ed and the Jury Has Been Dismissed MIHBURK MAM MUST STAHD TRIAL FOR GAMBLING -Fred Baker, James Carrel and Clarence Smith Indicted for Breaking and Entering Milwaukee Car FREAK ELECTION BETS Extremes to Which Some Men Will Go in Politics Kansas City Star: In the whole realm of chance the boundaries of which in- clude the heavens above, the earth be- neath and the waters under the earth, there is nothing upon which men will not contrive to bet. And nothing as yet has been found from an immortal soul to an ancestral patrimony which men have not been found willing to wager. The grand jury completed its worK vcsterday at Adel and was dismissed for j this term. The foreman announced that fl been aeven indictments had against various parties, although the names of only six were made public. Fred Baker, James Carrel and Clarence Smith, the three men who were arreat- -ed by Constable Dave Willis at Dawson for breaking and entering a Milwaukee car, will be tried on that'charge They -are accused of stealing a number of pairs of shoes consigned to mcchants in this city, and Helling them to various parties. Some of the goods were found jen tne men when they were arrested. A bill was returned against Fred Dy- for assault with intent to commit murder. Two indictments were returned against H. O. Clements, the proprietor of a livery stable at MJnburn, for gamb- ling and maintaing a gambling nuisance. A large number of witnesses were ex- amined in this case and the trial of the ease will attract a great deal of inter- est in this part of the county. The case of the Vermont Machinery Go. vs. The DeSoto Creamery Co. was given to the jury yesterday but a ver- dict had not been reached last evening. Today the case of Jordan vs Longhcnry, a dispute involving a la-id contract, trill probably be tned. although it is possible that the rase of Clement vs. bourse will be taken up. If betting abounds in the pathetic and tragic, it furnishes also plenty of com- edy. The open season for the freak or i, fo01 bct was nere the Presidcntial found election, and its variety, ingenuity and eccentricity is amazingly infinite. Pay IN SERIOUS CONDITION Man Struck Over the Head Last Week by E. L. Ellis is Hot Yet Out of Danger Bob Picket, who was so badly injured last week when he was struck on the head by Ed. Ellis, is still in a very serious condition and the chances for his recovery are not of the beat, although he has been somewhat improved the Ust few days. The attending physician last night re- ported that the wounds on his head and eye were healing nicely from the out- side, but there is little, if any improve- FAMOUS BICYCLE RIDER VISITS THIS CITY Major Edward A. 'Weed Has Travelled More Than Miles Since May Perry entertained for a short time yesterday Major Edward A. Weed, a veteran bicycle rider, is on a trip from Portland, Me., to Portland Ore. Major Weed is year sold, but despite his age; is as active as moat men at thirty, and on his present trip will ac- complish what few riders of any age would undertake. He left Portland, Maine on May 28. 1908, and has travelled miles on to be at the This b An Easy Teat Sprinkle Allen's Foot-Ease in one nboe arid nnt in the other, and notic" the difference. Just the thins to me when rubbers or overshoes become nec- essary, and yo-.ir to pinch- SoH. Everywhere, 26c. Dont accept any substitute GENTLEMEN vlf you want to buy over- coals made in America. Gome to our store, we carry that line ROBINSON Clothing House day It on the morning after election, and in many a country town and ham- let, or even in the larger cities, one prominent citizen will be seen sorrow- fully trundling another around the pub- lic square, or perhaps rolling a peanut up too main street with a toothpick :imid the cheera and jeers of his fellow townsmen, who have gathered to ness hia humiliation. Not so common, Vut equally amusing is the ivager whereby the loser is to blow a feather a mile, or secures to the winner the privilege of throwing a dozen eggs at the loser. As the result of an election bet in Denver in 1896 a devotee of the 16 to 1 had to appear in the public street with his face covered with gilt. In Eochebtc'r, ST. Y., in 1894, a business man, as a result of a wager that Parker would carry New York, was required to go to his business for two days dressed as a clown He escaped tbe fool killer, but the violence done to his feelings caused him to register a solemn vow never again to make a freak bet. Sim- ilar to this was the bet of the Boston man who engaged to go to the chamber of commerce barefoot, and the Philadel- phia man who bad to sleep all night as a tramp in a public square. After the Parker-Koosev elt campaign of 1804 two Philadelphia men had to start out at 7 o'clock one night with a street organ. In fiont of one of the popular danes halls one played the organ and the other collected. One of the losein wore a placard announcing that he was a- fool who had no better sense than to bet on Parker, and then go vote for him. Two other Philadclphians had to pay an organ bet after a recent city elect ion and during the day got into several fights from which the police had to res- them. A .Reading (Penn man fared better. He gave an Italian for the use of Ins organ and in the course of the d.ij collected twice that amount blacking the winner's boots in public is another election stunt. A Jacksonville, Til., mait was required to take a brush and a pot of black paint and paint the name of tlie candidate against whom he voted on ev cry v acant fence, lie was evidently a union man, for he refused to work at Ins job longer than eight hours. In St Paul, Minn., after the re election of Clovenior Johnson, a wealthy republi- can business man lost his bet with 1 coachman and pulled the latter through the streets of the city in a "ouggy. In I the JIcK.inlcy-Hn.un campaign a Cinci nati artist lost his end of the bet and had to paint a portrait of tbe ncwlj elwed president, which later pre willed to him. The story is told that the marriage of an American business man to a vvel known eono-rt singer was made to il peml on tlie nomination of Mr. Taft fo president. If T.i ft was not nominate! tho parties wen; to separate and ucvc speak to each other but if vv5is nominated they were to be marr In IS'lfi, after tile, election of MeKlll ley, a Pemisjlxania man had to nppca as a museum fieak in the first eini th.it eanie to town, -while the vviniu made a speech to the erowd. Tlie 1000 campaign was fruitful freak bets, it being estimated that the j were no less than of them that yrar. In one. city (.he middle west "a i losers carnival" was held and the losers did their stunta bearing placards, "I bet on Perhaps the most re SKle. WUt VIWIK "J. ments in other ways. He is restless and' this trip. delirous most of the time, and seems ..other side of the Umted States to par- to C paraded on his right >to of his Thanksgiving diner- .he nde ojvly has partial use of his left leg. It has taken him through 16 states, and be wilf probably be several days before th. has registered at every the thousands of towns through which he passed. A Governor's Opinion Stock Show Gov. Cummins upon being asked to has passed. Major Weed has been express an opinion relative to the Inter- national Live Stock Exposition of Chi- cago to be held from Nov. 28th to 10th, made the following statement: "The International Live Stock Expoait ion has been a potent factor in giving to the live stock industry the position it ought to hold throughout the "West. It has brought into existence many other expositions-of like character in the Miss- issippi valley, and has infused new life BRIDGE MAN IS GUT ON THE HEAD Ralph Lawrence Injured While Working On a Bridge in the Vicinity of Fonda Ralph Lawience, a. young man who re- sides at 1319 Sixth street, is suffering from a bad gash on his forehead as the result of an accident which befell him while he was working near Fonda- Mr, lawrence has been working with bridge gang on the Spirit Lake di- vision of the Milwaukee, and it was while engaged in that work that he was injured. A heavy chain near which he was standing, broke without worn- ing and he was struck on the forehead with one end of it. A bad gash was cut which necessitated a number of stitches. He waa brought to his home in this city and the injuries given medical at- tention by the family physician, Dr. Paul, ANNUAL HUNT FOR FIREMEN parents of a girl, born Tuesday morning. Hiss Delana and sister of Caroll were Perry visitors Sunday on their way to Des Moines. Miss Delana is a teacher in. the public schools of Dana. Mrs. E- Weidman returned to her home in Herndon yesterday after visit- ing with her daughter Mrs. Will Weid- who accompanied her home. SUPERVISORS FINISH COUNT OF BALLOTS bicycle rider for many years and during the past eight years has been in nearly every American and Mexican state. Hi has travelled in Cuba, and Canada'atM in the eight years has ridden a distance of miles. He rides a Racycle machine which i equipped, with a photographer's outfit ii addition to the usual kit of tools, etc Major Weed ia a newspaper man and lec- turer and ere he reaches his destination will have material for many -an inter- esting article. ___.., He arrived here from. Dallas Center into the science of breeding. In my own went north to Grand, Junction, from state its effect upon the display of live u-hich place he will follow the line of the stock at the state fair has been so not- Northwestern to Omaha, icenble that it is everywhere remarked. AFTER CATALOGUE HOUSE Stand 'Chicago is peculiarly well situated SHBRCL1FFE WOULD ESCAPE for such an exposition. It is convenient to the Korth, South, East and West. In Knife and File .Found in Cell of Mo- Chisago the champion herds may be toriom Bandit annual Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. assembled at the close of the annual show season, to contest for final honors minimum trouble and expense. I sinceiely hope that the International Live Stock Exposition may continue its helpful and brilliant career." Company Mnst Trial in Iowa. Upon an intimation that the firm, of Sears-Roebuck will resist every effort of the Iowa federal courts to bring that firm to trial in Des Moines next Tues- day, federal officials served official sum- mons upon the Chicago catalogue house. In the summons, which was forwarded by Deputy United States Marshal Ham- mond, the big Chicago concern com- manded in the name of the president of the United States to appear before Judge McPherson in Dea Moines next Tuesday Sears-Roebuck contend that the Iowa courts are without jurisdiction. The firm is preparing to demand that extradition papers be issued and it will resist ex- tradition m the federal courts at Chicago irrespective of the summons which was forwarded to day for service upon it. Tangle ia the First Ward of Perry Is Out the Best Way Posaibfe The board of supervisors convened! at Adel Monday morning and by evening had completed their work of oountihj the ballots for the recent election. But little change from the figures published in the Chief last week will be found, and the official table will be published within, a -few days. A mfeup had been reported Wild Game en the sMth ot This Month LOSERS PAY FOR STAG THE HBXT Flanagan jmd Howard Moody J the Captains" Selected to Chooae The Hunters At the regular meeting of the Fire Department last evening thi liminary arrangements- for the soon hunt were made and the big event i be pulled off on Tuesday, November The following day a big stag dinner be given, at which, time the losing in the hunt will serve the game kitte and otherwise banquet the The annual hunt was started a. W ber rof years ago and proven tB the event of the year' to most members of the department; are chosen and the thirty-six me of the department are dividea tat squads, who are scored according to, t amount of game they bring home- year the captains chosen were. Moody and Dan decide upon the number of points, various kinds of game will count 3 va iivua j ballots of the Perry First Ward, owing upon deUHa of tte given. Thus will occur the most sensational to the fact that someone an error in. certifying to the number of votes j cast. The number reported did not tally with the poll books and the fault was found to lie in the fact that the straight tickets had not been marked on the envelopes. These were counted and mat- j ters straightened out to the satisfaction 9Urprl3e3 Of the evening of all. Had the result been enough c Tuesday evening the anniversary" I the local chapter of the P- B. O. celebrated by a social session _ and three course dinner at the I Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wallia. Ono-oi quct had been prepared. The understand- ing was that the democrats were to come at once and dig Williams up, but with de'spcrate strength nc broke the lid, which had only been loosely fastened, dug his way out through tbe loose soil and managed to beat the "mourners" back to the club. Later the democratic delegation came in and "an enjoyable time was had." Williams paid the bill and. was voted a. jolly good fellow Another election bet is that which re- quires the loser to pile a half dozen bricks on the curb on one side of the street and then carry them to the other siJc and pile, them there, repeating that operation all day long. JSTot infiequently these freak stunts peifoimed with tlie able assistance f the local Kind and the show always as to put out the "S. R- 0." card. Fiank Shercliffe, accused of the North- fight over jurisdiction tlie Des ern Pacific train robbery in Minneapolis federal courts have ever seen, on April 17, intends to carry out Sears-iRoebuck Co. are under irt- threat to the effect that he will never dictment for alleged fraudulent use of serve another prison sentence, WAS evi- the mails, in that it is claimed the denccd today by tho finding of a file in firm's catalogue advertised paint which hia cell in the Hennepin county jail. -wau, found to be not as -represented- The Shercliffe arrived from Chicago laat towsCretail men are back of the indict- Tie "was the entire ment. ti ip and refused absolutely to talk, ex- cept to deny his guilt. "When searched in the county jail a knife was found in his pocket. This was taken away and laid on the jailer's desk. Shercliffe, how- ever, gained possession of it befoie being locked up. Jailer Nels Clausen missed it, and and two deputies went to the cell, where-they found it hidden in. the bunk. on any one candidate BO that the First Yard would have changed it, all of tha would probably have been thrown out In the night Harry Pjindall, a trusty, a jail sentence, for larceny, pass- ed a file into Shercliffe's cell. The jailer who had decided to search the cell daily found the file in the bunk. TUndall con- fessed, and both he and Shercliffe were handcuffed in their cells. The grand jury has indicted Shercliffe but the date of his trial has not been set. Special officers will watch Shercliffo constantly from now on. Colorado has not put in a claim for the prisoner, and the chances are that he will draw the limit for robbery un- cry plain; long black coat, black suit and waist, black hat with feath- ers; heavy and long black veil, draped from hat over shoulders; in speech and manner a gentlewoman Feigning insanity most cleverly, or 'cHt> temporarily deranged by the use of morphine and the result of illness, the. strange woman tossed unconsciously on a cot in the matron's quarters ot the. Cltv jail last night. To Chief Armstrong and all others who talked with her she told an inco- herent, rambling, unsatisfactory story. "1 don't know who I am; I Uon't know vvlicie I am moaned. "I came to Denver from somewhere m the cast with Madame. U'roy. She had si Htiange influence over me. and wvid Uiat, she would help me. I met her on tl'e tiain I WHS once very ill, and nearly died of brain fever and bceomv accust- omed to the use of morphine. "Madame 1-oRoy me Mrs. Cones by suggestion. She was soing to cure me of that terrible morphine liabit. Know that she tokl me to do things anil that, I out to do them, but I don't remember what 1hey were." The woman profeiHed ignorance ot what she had done that caused her ar rest. She had been visited at her hole by another woman who bos not yet been Ideated. do not have to take con ally after taking O nvi For bale P. Dooley. Go to The Devil, Nov. 17 mtei Wu.stc causing pneumonia pleiirKv and consumption will soon b hero. Cure your cough now, ami strength en lungs with Foley's Honey am Tar not risk starting the winte. with weak lungs, yen Fole'ys Honoy an Tnr will cure the most olwtir.ate cough and colds, and prevent serious results I For sain by K. P. Dooley- cy Vests in S kim KWSPAPERl MEWSPAPKJRl   

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