Waterloo Daily Courier, September 15, 1897

Waterloo Daily Courier

September 15, 1897

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Waterloo Daily Courier (Newspaper) - September 15, 1897, Waterloo, Iowa Weekly Established 1858 Daily Established 1690. SEVENTH YEAR. WATERLOO. WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 1S97 WHOLE NO. 2110 FIVE INCHED! Swift Justice Meted Out to Burglars in Indiana Town. were saved. The origin of the fire is unknown. Loss, insurance, 000. THK NOVAK CASE. MOB BREAKS INTO THE JAIL. Prisoners are Shot and Then .Taken Out and Hanged to a Tree. BRINGS IN GOLD The Steamer Excelsior Arrives at San Francisco Today With Treasures From, the Klondike. The Gruml Jury Still Working at Wit- nesses Kxamined. Vinton.Sept. of the strange faces in and around the court house are witnesses in the Novak case. John T. Bryson, of Holbrook, Iowa county, the man who hauled Novak from that place to Iowa City, was one of the witnesses and after giving his testimony asked permission of Sheriff Metcalf to see Novak; Mr. Novak rec- ognized him as soon as he saw him, and said, "you are the man who hauled me to Iowa City." J. J. Novak was also a witness. For the first time he was allowed an inter- view with the prisoner but in the pres- ence of Sheriff Metcalf. Yesterday Sheriff Metcalf went to Walford to subpoena other including Mrs. Novak and the insur- ance policies. Mrs. Novak may or may not corne as she may deliver the insur- ance policies to the sheriff and remain at home. As we understand-it this will be the last batch of witnesses and the grand jury will probably adjourn tomorrow till next week Tuesday. A good deal of other work has been taken up by the grand jury and all its work will be completed on date stated above. HURNED IN THE WRECK. A TOUCH TRAIL Another Letter From George Brown. Shows Time is Be- ing Made by His Party. EXCITEMENT RUNS HIGH. PELTON ARRESTED AT OSAGB A NEW LOT Ex-Deputy Treasurer Accused of Tam- pering With Tax Apportiounieuts Complications. OF STILL CAMPED NEAR SKAGWAY. in New York Herald Aids Opening Trail, Donating Pounds of Powder. RAIN AND MUD DETER TRAVEL By Associated Press. Versailles, Ind., Sept. mob of forty men last night lynched Lyle Levi, Bert Andrews, Clifford Gordon, Jenkins and Hilley Shaller. They had been arrested for burglary, and were taken from the authorities. Frequent robberies-have enraged the citizens of the county and the mob was composed of the citizens from Milan, Hunman and other towns. The mob came on enter- the town an hour -after midnight, and called out Jailer Kenan, who upon refusing to give up the keys was over- powered. The mob soon, pushed its way into the cell room and in its impatient fury fired on the five prisoners and then dragged them to a tree a block from the jail door and hung them up. Andrews and Gordon had already been wounded.having been shot sever- el times while attempting to burglarize .and Levi and Jenkins had just been in- dicted by the grand jury for robbery. They failed to give bond and were put in jail last evening. It is though Levi and Shaller were both dead from shots fired by the mob when taken out of jail. Levi was an old soldier and bore on his face wounds received during the civil war while fighting for the union. None of the lynchers are known. All came from a distance, presumably from Correct where two of the men were arrested Saturday night. GOVERNOR TAKES A. HAND. Indianapolis, Sept. Mount has telegraphed the sheriff of Ttipley county calling for particulars "by telegraph of the lynching of the five men and directing him with all the power in his command to bring the lynchers to justice. Louisville, Sept. special to the Evening Post says five men were lynched last night at Osgood, Ind. Another Great Treasure. Mrs. J. T. Gunning, of Cedar llupids, a Vic- tim of the Colorado Horror. Only Two Weeks of Clear Weather Since Last Almost Every Day. Cedar Rapids, Sept. John T. Gunning, who left here Tuesday evening for her home at Ouray, Col., was one of the persons killed in the terrible wreck at New Castle, Col., on the Denver Rio Grande, and whose body was burned to ashes. Her father, William Langham, a prosperous farm- er living west of here, received a tele- gram today from her husband, stating he had found a ring and seen other trinkets in the wreck. Mrs. Gun- ning was born and raised in this coun- ty and was quite prominent in school circles, having been a successful teacher.She was married about a year ago and was on her way to join her husband in their new home at Ouray when she met death. B. this city, seeking his wife, who was a passenger on the wrecked train at New Castle, that the remains were found burned to a crisp, but identifiable. The funeral services will be held here. Another letter was received this morning from Geo. H. Brown, telling more of the experience of the Water- loo men who are now on the trail to the Klondike. The letter was written from the camp on the trail four miles above Skagway. Here the party is en- camped at the foot of the towering summit, and waiting for a favorable opportunity to be on the move up the perilous path. The letter is to Mr. Haugen, the Special to the Courier. Osage, Sept. (i o'clock last night, S. R. treasurer of Mitchell county, was arrested on a charge of tampering with the records of tax apportionments during the month of March, 189G; The charges were preferred by J. -B. Sheehan, the present treasurer, under whom Pelton was deputy for about five years. This adds more complication to the embezzlement and arson cases which have been the sole topic of discussion in this county during the past two weeks.lt seems to have no direct con- nection with the matters which have developed so far, and so a new topic for excited discussion is before the people. Immediately after his arrest, Pelton secured as bondsmen in the sum of W. H. Hall and D. R Gilchrist. He had put a day or two ago given bonds as executor of his father's estate, and at that time se- cured as bondsman, Avery Brush, pre- sident of the Osage National bank. About a year ago Sheehan discharg- ed Pelton, installing as his successor his (Sheehan's) daughter, who has since held the office. Sheehan asserts that at that time he suspected that crooked work was being done by his deputy, but not until about five days ago did he investigate the matter. He says that in the record of apportion- ment of county taxes during the month of March, 1896, a shortage of has been discovered by him. Pelton de- clares that the affair is a game to .throw suspicion upon him and that he Steel Ranges Just received, including the CELE- BRATED MAJESTIC, with 4 holes, 6 holes, water fronts or reservoirs, and at a variety of prices. CUTLER HARDWARE CO WATERLOO, IOWA. o. IDE .....ARCHITECT..... OLIVER W. MARBLE, Consulting Arch't, Chicago. 307 EAST FOURTH ST. TEL. 151. --------------------------------------------------C------------------------ 1'ennsylvaiiia Mine Accident. Naticoke, Pa., Sept. cage con- taining ten men dropped to the bottom of shaft number two of the Alden Coal Co. this morning. Eight men were severely injured, four possibly fatally.- The mine is 53 feet deep. The cage started down and the engineer lost control of the machinery and the steel cage itself was broken and twisted. The injured are: Marion Kulakoaski, Jos. Kotsalu, Jacob Sack, Jos. Gallis, Steph- en Faleyshefski, TeoBl Melfski, Voy- chek Golanib and Jos. Stonkinew. IJritish 1'osts Relieved. San steamer Excelsior which St. Michaels, Alaska, six weeks ago, but was com- pelled to put back to Unalaska for re- pairs, after having broken two blades of her propeller, arrived this morning with 63 passengers and about 000. in gold. Yellow Fever Scare Tti Mississippi. Simla, Sept. operations of the troops under General Yeatman Biggs for the purpose of relieving the Samana posts was entirely successful. The police post at Sarr jhari was recap- tured by assault. Fort Lockhart and Fort Gulistan were relieved Tuesday. The Luetgeit Trial. Jackson, Miss., Sept. city is completely demoralized over what is supposed to be yellow fever at Ed- wards, 25 miles distant. By midnight fully two-thirds of the population will be gone. It is understood there are seven genuine cases and many sus- pects there. New .Orleans, Sept. case of yellow fever is reported in the Toure infirmary. Fiivor Free Text Hooks. Chicago, Sept. Luetgert trial was resumed this morning with the cross-examination of Prof. Bailey, Osteological expert of the Columbian Museum. _______________ Weekly Weather-Crop BnlletiB. Bloomington, Sept ses- sion of the Illinois Federation of Labor was devoted to the consideration of resolutions. Among those passed was one declaring fealty to trade union form of organization and the trades union moveF.ient, also favoring in- troduction of the free book system in public schools. President. Lexington, Vir., Sept. L. Wilson, ex-postmaster general was in- stalled as president of the Washing- ton Lee University with much cere- Des Moines, Sept. weather conditions of the preceding week were continued through the past seven days, with slight mitigation by scattered showers on the 10th and llth insts. Twelve consecutive days with maxi- mum temperature about 90 degrees in the larger part of the state, make a new record for September in this re- gion. This average daily excess of 12 to if degrees, intensified by brisk to high south winds, a low percentage of humidity, and general absence of rain- fall, has swiftly ripened the larger portion of early planted corn, but with some detriment to its quality. The late corn on dry upland has been dried up and made worthless except for fod- der. A portion of the belated crop, on deep rich soil, and well cultivated, is still growing and will mature un- der normal conditions within the com- ing two weeks. Unquestionably the abnormal heat and drouth have mater- ially shortened the possible yield of corn, which at the outset was defi- cient in stand. The drouth has been especially dam- aging i to pasturage and the potato i foreman of his broom factory here. It was probably given to somebody com- ing back on the trail was mailed at Juneau, Alaska, Sept. 6, arriving here in just eight days from that point. Mr. Brown says: Skagway, August 1st, 1897. We are now in camp four miles from Skagway at the foot of the summit. There are six of us in the party and they all started out at six o'clock this morning with eight horses to make a two mile drive and back with 150 pounds to the horse. Some of our horses are not as good as they might be. A party of six that have their camp adjoining ours have twelve horses that they offered to give us if we would take our eight and help them over the lake, but the boys would not agree to it, though horses are selling from to ?125 per head, and there is a chance of losing. One man lost five head one day. If they happen to make a mis- step it is sure death to them. They have had the trail closed the past three days for repairs. The New York Herald furnished pounds of giant powder to blast out some of the worst places. So this morning will be our trial trip. There are a good many backing out. Some of them have their goods partly over the summit but give it up as a bad job, which we may have to do as I don't think it possible for us to make it before it freezes up. And they say the winters are pretty tough after you are on the other side of the summit. There are about in camp here, and I should say there were 300 to 400 tents. So far I have been the cook. Today I am making some light bread and dried apple pies. It is so cold that I fear my bread will not be very light. Skagway is a town of about 3.000 population and only had two houses when we landed a week ago.but now it has from 75 to 100. They are not very good houses as they are all built as we would build a barn back home with the boards running up and down. I think this will be quite a town by the way they are coming in. The arrivals reach 400 and 500 a day, and it is esti- mated there are people on the trail at the present time, and the trail is only 40 miles long. There has been an army of horses passing our camp every minute this morning since 4 o'clock, and it is now a. m. and they are still going. I tell you what it is tough and the worst is to come yet. tt has rained here every day since we landed and they say there has not been two weeks of clear weather since last March. T would like to hear from you and I think you had better direct to Dawson City, as I will try and make that place to get my mail.Give my regards to all the boys and all inquiring friends. GEO. H. BROWN'. can prove that he is not guilty of the with which he has been accused in Sheehan's information. It seems that in the recording of the appor- tionments in the two sets of books'of the treasurer, the figures were first made in pencil and later written in jnk. An examination of the books shows that the sums show a correct addition on one set of the books, but are not in harmony with those of the other set. Pelton's hearing has been set for next Saturday. Nothing new has developed to throw any light on the burning of the tax records, though detectives and officers are still at work on the case. In today issue of the Osage Sun, Pelton, as predicted in a special to the Courier on Monday, publishes a state- ment telling of his father's work of embezzlement, and makes the asser- tion that if he had withdrawn from the race for the office of treasurer as he had been pressed to do by Mr. Sheehan, the exposure of the crime would never have been marie. Many of the people of the county, especial- ly in the farming districts, are bitter against Sheehan for the manner in which he has conducted himself dur- ing the affair. U. S. "Weather IiidicaUons. CHICAGO, Supt. 15, IS97. For this afternoon followed to- by clear and cooler; Thursday fair arid cooler; frosli southerly shlfrnj? to westerly winds. Entertainment Tonight lit in rat Church. FCJXKKAL OF FOUK. Victims of DroivningT liiiried This Morning. A ccident PUCK J RAM. Prayer...............................I. A. Karl Tlie Iron Cross March.........Emil Isunmaii 1st Baptist Church Orchestra. Heading..................The Maiden Martyr Mrs. Wolf. 1'iano duet, The Dragon Fighter Huffman Cevii and llortcnse Handall. Dialogue..................A Sacrlllce Meeting By fourteen ladies. Piano solo, A Walk in tlio Woods......Lungo Grace Whlpple. Vocal solo...........................I. A. Karl Kecitatlon................................. My Becky's Conversion to Foreign Missions Alice Wilson. Violin solo........................Mr. Knapp Admission 15 An Unexpected HuLh. WHAT ARE YOTJ WAITIIG FOR? OUR STOCK IS LARGE, OUR GOODS NEW, OUR PRICES tOW. We make a business of making bargains in. Pianos, Organs and Musical Merchandise. The lat- est in style, the finest in qual- ity, the utmost in variety, have been combined by us in A MIGHTY EFFORT FOR TRADE. Inspect us, criticise us, know us, and you -will find -we deal fairly and save you dollars. L. S. PARSONS 105-107-109 E. 4th. St., Waterloo. Special to the Courier. Waverly, Iowa, Sept. 10 o'clock tliis morning at the M. E. church occurred the funeral services over the remains of Rev. Scott Hyatt and wife. Miss May Tibbitts and Roy- al -McQueen, who lost their lives by drowning in the Cedar river two miles above this city last Sunday. An im- mense crowd of people attended the services and the floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. The sermon was preached by Rev. DeWitt Clinton, pastor of the M. E. church, who was assisted by Rev. Grereton, of the Con- gregational church. At the cemetery one large grave had been prepared, its walls lined with beautiful flowers. The services at the church and at the grave were of the most impressive. Amos Ci mil has mony. Fire at Washington. crop. Plowing and fall seeding have been greatly retarded. Postponed. Washington, Iowa, Sept. 15.-The The meeting of the cabinet of the new livery barn owned by McElwin Epworth League of the First M> E. Brown took fire at 9 o'clock last night j cbarch, which was to have been held .and is almost a total ruin. It was a i last evening, will occur at the church large barn, 66x132 feet, and contained tomorrow evening. All members of considerable hay and grain.The horses the committees are urged to be pres- and part of the harness and carriages Iowa Falls. Sept. Arnos Crum has resigned his pastorate of St. Paul's Universalist church at Web- ster City and will devote his time in the future to missionary work under the direction of the state convention. He is one of the leading liberal di- vines in the west and is well known over, the state, having Tilled large pas- torates in a number of leading cities of the state. Yesterday, while one of Griffith's drivers was fording the river near La Porte with one of the liveryman's horses hitched to a carriage, a certain part of the harness broke and the horse started to run away. The driver clung to the lines and was dragged through the water quite a distance before the lines broke and left him in about four feet of water. He got out after some difficulty and succeeded in again get- ting possession of the animal. Caught sin Opossum. Andrew Keyser, living near Wilson Junction, caught an opossum this morning in a steel trap which he had set for a woodchuck. It was uninjured and he brought the animal to town where At attracted considerable atten- tion. This is the second opossum known to have been captured in this county, the first one recorded being caught by Fred Crumrine u few years ago. Capital and Surplus, Commercial National Bank AND W. Millar, Pros. 8. L. Johnson. Vice Pros. 5. C. Scliultz. Cashier. 3. "W. Illlngworth, Ass't Cash. A.. J. Edwards. Vf. O. Richards. C. Brntnober. F. C. Pim. W. L. lllincworth. Sliip liutti-r to Kiiprlainl. The Mt. creamery has made another large shipment of butter di- rect to England. The association finds much more profit in making direct shipments than to deal through New York houses. Safe Deposit Boxes ?2 per year. SIX PER CENT. INVESTMENTS IN SUMS TO SUIT. We offer for sale First Hortgages on Iowa farms, on which Interest will be paid twice a year, and investors guaranteed against loss. These loans are absolutely safe, and the investor has no care -whatever, except to cut off the interest con- poos and present them for payment We attend to everything from the making of the loan till final payment. "We should be pleased to explain our Investments to you in person. Tor tne l.oxvell. LEAVITT JOHNSON TRUST CO. Cigars. Last evening at a meeting of the west side school board, it was decided j to supply the new Lowell building with Venetian blinds. They will he a grea.t l convenience. j The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Parent, died at 2 o'clocir this movning Uniform in Quality. when only a few hours old. Funeral from the residence on Mobile street Sold Everywhere. this afternoon. What NeuralRla? Dr. Miles' t-ala Pills The ladies of the Uuiversalist church t invite you to a sociable at the home of J. H. Lessard is retailing Casebeer's M' tomorrow ice cream at the state fair. Sixty gal- (Tbnrsday) evening. ______ Ions have been shipped to ,hiui since L Hosteter's Undertaking Parlors. Sunday, a 30-gallon shipment being Embalming a specialty. Open day and marie this moruiug, j night. Hosteler bldg., corner'5th and What stops Palo Pilto Sycamore sts. Don't Fail To Watches, Beauty, Accuracy and Cheapness All BALLIETT WELD, Foarlh St.. Opp. tt ;