Waterloo Times-Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1902, Waterloo, Iowa THE 1 'y' TIMES-Tlilf iSfi tSSUED TWICE A AND FRIDAY AFTERNOONS. m VOLUME 22 IOWA, TUESDAY AFTEHNOOItf, JANTJABY 14, 1902. WHOLE NUMBER NEW ASSEMBLY OPENED The First Day of Session is Devoted to Organization and Routine Work. CAUCUSES TO BE HELD TONIGHT Governor Shaw Will Read His Last Message to Both Houses Today. Des Moines, Jan. Twenty- ninth general assembly entered upon its labors yesterday in a most unevent- ful fashion. Without sign of contest or surface friction the organization of the house and senate wac completed. The republicans held sway even more usual, the democrats of the house paying Vf. L. Eaton of Osage and Hush Benedict of Shelby the compliment of voting for them for and chief clerk, The democrats of the senate did not 'ev.en put up nominees for the legisla- tive ollices. The democrats made no nominations in Hie senate. The republican joint caucus commit- tee agreed on 8 o'clock this evening- as the time for the caucus to nominate candidates for United States senators. The caucus will be held in the house chamber. Senators Allison and'Dolli- ver will be renominated and will ad- dress the caucus following the nomina- tions. A state printer and a state binder will also be nominated at this caucus and an editor of the code sup- plement. The democratic joint caucus has not yet beerrarranged, but it will probably be held tonight. An effort was made yesterday afternoon to get a meeting of -the democratic joint caucus committee, but without success. For the first time in years, since the days of Gov. W. M. Stone, who held olh'ce in the closing days of the civil war, the governor today will read his message before the general assembly in joint contention. Governor 3tmw was, waited upon yesterday by a committee tour members, who invited him. to read his message before the joint con- vention tiiat will beheld this afternoon for the canvass of the vote on governor and lieutenant governor. The v gov- ernor consented. The reading will take place at o'clock this afternoon, when the joint convention will be held The house and senate yesterday .named a committee on inauguration The speaker of the house -was author- ized to name a committee of seven members to which was referred the Plymouth county contest case of Cot- trell vs. Fields. Papers were filed with the senate hi the case from the Cass- Shelby district or Bruce vs. Emmert and in the case from the Dubuque dis trict of NoSan vs. Crawford. SUN.SET HIM ON FIRE. Corydon Painlor Breaks Out in Flames Whil at His Work. Centerville, Jan. Hook, a painter, at Corydon, was burned Satu'r day in a manner that will make him a little more cautious in the future While painting the sash in a show, win dow of a business house his oil and paint-saturated clothing ignited by th heat from the sun shining through th plate glass, presumably a ilaw in th glass forming a focus, and he was soon in flarnea." His arms, legs and bod; were considerably burned, his rnustaeh burned off and his hair beautifully singed. Friends smothered the flames however, before he was seriously in jured, but hereafter he will be mor careful while painting in show window on'sun-shiny days. PRISONERS ON THE STAGE. Two Theatrical Companies Organized Anamosa Penitentiary. Anamosa, Jan. prisoners in the state prison Binder the tutorship b Warden Hunter, have perfected theatrical companies producing '-Wa .Down East" and "The Man From Mex ico." Although tho prison feature of th latter play is an every day reality t them tho fun of the plot counteract the gruesome part of it and they pro duco a good entertainment. WILL MEET IN DES MOINES. Next Mooting of tho fowa Retail Harriwar Dealers Association. Ottnmwn, Jan. Me- In tyro of the Iowa Retail Hardware association, today announced that tho annual maetlrig of the associa- tion would be hold in Dos Moinos Feb. 10 and The meeting promises to bo one of tho Jargcat.in the history of the association. TORE H.1S.ARM OFF. honandoah Farmer Frightfully in Shredder. Shona.ndoah, Jan. William Schaf- er, a farmer seven miles south of this ity, i? not expected to survive the re- ults of a corn shredder accident, in vhicli his arm was torn from his shoul- ler. Just how the accident occurred vcn Sehaffer does not know. He eems to think his sleeve was caught in he shredder. He gave the alarm and he engine was stopped at once and re- rersed, but too late to release hia arm. V Mr. Lntiuier hurried to the' shredder .ud with his pocket knife cut the mus- ;le which still connected the arm with he shoulder. A bone about one and ne-lmlf inches in length was all that was left of his arm, and this was taken iff at the socket of the shoulder. THE G. A. R. REUNION. Date SetMor State Encampment al Des Moinos Noxt May. Des Mo'ines, Jan. 14.--T he dates of .he G. A. II. encampment have been fixed for Al ay 21, 22 and 23, by Com- nander Metzgar and Dr. G. A. New- nan after a meeting of the local com- nittee. Gen. Eli Torrence, commander- n-chief of the Grand Arniy, will be present and participate in the festivi- ties. It is the intention of the local jomrnittee to grow badges of the clif- rerenfc army corps of the rebellion with "oliage plants set out in the parks, on ;he river front, and in the yards of private- homes. This idea has been carried out in other cities but this will be the first time it has been attempted n Des Moines. Law Against Badges. Iowa Falls, Jan. movement is on foot in this part of the slate looking to the creation of a sentiment in i'avor of the passage of a law by the making t a criminal offense for any person to wear the emblem of a st-oret ordtr of which the person is.not a mumber. To ihis end, lodges of the vaiious secret Fraternities will be requested to pass resolutions favoring the adoption of such a law, these resolutions being for- warded io the representative and sena- tor of the respective districts. The in- tention of those desiring the adoption of such a law is to retard it not oblittr- ate the practice of unscrupulous per- sons from imposing on the members of the various orders by seeking assistance or gaining social'standing by wearing or displaying emblems of the vuriou orders. A similar law is in operation in several statos of the union, and there appears to be a strong sentiment in sup port of such a statute in Iowa. FAILURE AT WEBSTER CITY. LD TO FEDERAL JURY Elsworth Morrison and Fred W. Wells Tamper With Mails and are Hold Under Bonds. ARE NOW IN HANDS OF UNCLE SAM Extract Drafts From Letters dressed to James Black to Amount of Ad- W. B. Walters Millinery Store Goes Into Bank ruptcy. Webster Jan. W. B Walters millinery store, the largest in the city, went into bankruptcy yester day morning. Assets about Liabilities, not known, but large. Wore Costly Squirrels. Dubuque, Jan. Felschele a gro.cer, was arrested for having in hi possession four squirrels and exposing them for sale. The aggregate fines wil amount to nearly if the maximun is assessed to him. The squirrels were valued at ,10 cents each. SKULL FRACTURED. Young Man Formerly of Waterloo Meets With Accident at Lisbon. Word was received in this city las evening that Ed. Colon met with, t serious accident resulting in his sku! being fractured and he received severa bad burses. Mr. Colon formerly lived here-and is quite well known, having gone to Lisbon but a short time ago. His sister Mrs.. Ed. Johnson and Jms- band left for there on an evening train last night. The dispatch gave no par- ticulars and the nature of the accident is not known. 'BUJLD AT DENVER. Wood Sons Erect a Now Ice House at That Shin Ice From This City. A. Wood Sons will soon start the construction of a large ice house at Denver and will as soon as completed fill it with ice sent thqre from Waterloo over the Rapid Transit Company's line. The street car company has already started a spur which leaves their Mul- berry street line at the Central bolt line crossing and runs to tho new ice houses of the Wood company. The, supply for the coining summer it is under- stood will be taken direct from tho Cedar rtnd loaded on cars and sent to Denver it the weather continues cold enough to do this jil'tnr tho Jinn has their local houses filled. Jf such is not possible Die ion will bo. sent there, grad- ually from tho houses here. The citi- zens of Denver aro thus assured of fine Cedar ice during tho coming season. Two young men quite well known in his city have gotten themselves into .erious trouble by reason of their light- ingered proclivities. They are Ellis Briprham and Freddie W. iWells, aged 18 and 15 respectively. The crime on which they were arrested by tile local oolice and afterwards turned over to Marshal I-Iealy is that ot robbing the mail, opening the lock box in the east side post office belonging to James Black and taking several letters there- 'rom containing drafts to the amount of 827.46. Young Brigham's right name is Mor- rison and he figures as the leading spirit of the theft, having persuaded young Wells to join him in the attempt to secure the money, the intention being to tap the box belonging to the Hotel Logan, as young Morrison was familiar with the combination, but for some reason whether through mistake or otherwise the above named box was tapped. Young Wells, was arrested by Officer Wetlaufer early last week but the fact was not made known as the other hid had made his escape and the oflicers desired to effect his capture before the a Hair was given publicity. This was effected at Linn Junction on Saturday and he was taken to Cedar Rapids. Marshal Healy then came to Waterloo and took young Wells to the scene of hia sorrow. The boys had their trial Saturday night and were bound over to the federal grand jury under bonds of which they were unable to furnish and were taken to Marion and placed in jail. The Cedar Rapids Gazette gives the following ac- count of the affair: "Ellsworth Morrison- Of Cedar Itap'4- ids and Linn Junction and recently of Waterloo and a pretty tough sort of a. boy, and his recently formed acquantiance, Fred W. Wells of Waterloo, have been held to the fed- eral grand jury on the charge of breaking into the lock mail boxes of the Waterloo postoflice, stealing the letters contained therein and_ rifling them of their contents. Commissioner Stewart gave them their preliminary examination Saturday night and lind- ing the evidence sufficient to justify the belief of guilt placed them under bonds hi the sum of To furnish this amount was an impossibility, so the young men are in jail. As the offense was committed in the Du- buque division the trial will neces- sarily have to be held at Dubuque. Wells was arrested in Waterloo and brought to the city Saturday night and Morrison was taken in custody here by the police. "Morrison seeing to have been the instigator and originator of the scheme to rob the mail box. Some time ago he and his mother moved to .Waterloo, where he secured employment in the Logan house as porter or call boy. According to the admissions of Wells he was approached on the street by Morrison, who informed him that he was going to make a "stake" and re- vealed the plot and asked Wells' par- ticipation. Morrison was acquainted with the combination of the Logan house lock box and that was the one it was intended to rob, but the boys got into that of James Black, a business man of Waterloo. Perhaps half a dozen letters were removed and opened. In one of them was found a draft for and in another a draft for 824.72. The attempt to convert the drafts into cash led to the discovery ot the theft and tho undoing of the authors of it. forged the name of Black to the smaller of the two checks and asked a Waterloo man to cash it. His suspicion was aroused and he turned tho over to a policeman. On the way to the station Wells, unobserved managed to teat op the check and scatter tho pieces on tho street. Sub- sequently tho pieces were collected and placed together. Wells' guilt was established and ho implicated Morrison Tho latter's mother had returnee! to Linn Junction to live niul had given her son money with which to pay the freight charges on their household effects. Instead of that ho presented 'tlu> draft extracted from the stolon letter which he had endorser himsolf and it being accepted by tho agent for freight charges. Morrison received the change. The federal authorities were communicated with and the youthful offenders were soon apprehended." Marshal Simmerling, Officer Dinxy, AL Fraelick and James .Black were down there as witnesses, the first two returning home today and the last two yesterday. It is an unfortunate affair j as'far as young Wells ia concerned and is.a case of being led astray by evil companions. Young Wells comes of good parents and his mother's name now is Mrs. Furry by a second mar- riage. His father, who was a con- ductor on the Central was killed railroad accident. Mrs. Furry feels the disgrace keenly and is at a loss to feh.ow why her son should be induced to do such a thing. He is quite well known and has many friends who will hope that he will get off easily, but the extreme penalty is at best ten years and the shortest term two years in the penitentiary. The opening of letters addressed to another party without permission is a penitentiary oifense -whether they contain money or valu- ables or simply a correspondence. The boys were taken to Dubuque Monday afternoon by Marshall Healy, where they will be imprisoned until the next term of the federal court. MRS, LINDSAY'S DEATH Died Suddenly at Her Home in Ben- nington Township This Morning. DEATH CAUSED BY HEART FAILURE :uneral to THEY WERE DITCHED. COURT HOUSE NEWS. udge Plait Dispensing With Numerous Cases This Afternoon Until Monday. This week is a very slow one in the district court. The court spent yester- day and today in hearing and resetting numerous cases. This work will prob- ably be completed this afternoon and Judge PJatt will then undoubtedly ad- ourn the session until next Monday ivhen he will sit with cases before the iury. The jury was dismissed the first day of the term until next Monday, the 20th. The cases of Butterfield vs. Welter and Hurley vs. Cushman are occupying the creator part of the attention of the court today. 9 ]3. J Rodamar was today appointed to (ill the unfinished term of T. J. Humphrey upon the board of super visors. Mr. Humphrey resigned dili- cially yesterday although it has been, known that such -was his intention since people of his district objected to his serving the balance of his term on Amoving.to Waterloo. The matter was clearly a Segal question and the law would not sustain Mr. Humphrey's setting on the board and hence his de- cision to resign. Mr. Humphrey has represented his district very well and many voters who aided in his election are sorry to see his removal from the board. Marriage licenses have been issued to Steven II. Green, 24; and Johanna Lar son, 25; both of Jfevv Hartford. Oscar A. Clark, 26; and Nellie M. Rolph, 23 of Laporte. POLICE NOTES. Marshall Simmerling and .Oflicer Dinzy returned from Cedar Rapids thi morning where they had been as wit nesses in the postoirice robbery case. Billy Goodlellow was brought up from Laporte this morning and lodged in the county jail for thirty days. He is in on the charge of drunk dis aorderly cond'uct.' 9 9 A common drunk from Waverly was in the city last evening bent on having a good time. He created a disturbanci and was taken in charge by the police: A man who lias figured in severa debauches, has beaten his wife and made himself a nuisance on genera principles, is now confined in the cit> jail. He has been cared for by the county on different-occasions and hac as often turned like the viper anc stung the hand that fed him. A girl sixteen years old was enticed away- from home'yesterday by a man giving his name as Condon and to- gether they started for Charles City. The girl repented of her actions, es- caped from her companion at Mona Junction and walked to Cedar Falls, where she took the interurhan car for this city and to the protecting arms of her parents. The young man has not been apprehended and it is not thought likely ho will be, the story as usual having two sides. Three Cedar Falls Drunks who Raised Rough House on hiterurban Car. Three Cedar Falls men who have to be convinced quite often by the Rapid Transit Co.'s men that their interurban cars are no place for a rough house, took another lesson last Saturday even- ing when they were tossed bodily from the interurban car into a twenty-foot ditch. i The men were Frank and Dan Mc- Glade and Otto Gregg, all of whom, be Held Thursday After-'.; especially the McGlades, think they noon From Mt. Zion Iare "nd that it is their duty to fill up on fire water and raise a disturb- Church. The death of Mrs. Lindsay, vife of H. Lindsay, a prominent farmer Bennington Twp. occurred at their lome in that township at 3 o'clock this morning. The death was the result of jeart failure. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Lindsay's death was very sud- den and unexpected. She had been about her work as usual during the day and in the evening had sat up quite late reading and awaiting the arrival of members of her family who were in Dewar. She retired as usual und a little before 3 o'clock was taken with a sudden tic of coughing after which she became very weak and im- mediately lold her husband that she felt that she was going to die and asked that the members of her family be called to her bedside. This was done and she bid each a loving farwell and soon passed quietly away. Death ame a little after 3 o'clock. 2STora H. Lindsay was born in Massa- chusetts February 8, 1847 and was mar- ried to Mr. Lindsay March and since her marriage has resided on the farm two miles and one-half northwest of Dewar on which her death occurred. She was well known throughout that por ion of the county and was a woman well liked by many friends by whom her death will be greatly mourned. Besides her'husband she leaves three sons to mourn her death. The funeral .'will be held from the Mt.Zion church in Bennington township at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. Perry of Raymond will otJiciate and in- terment will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery. ance at all times and in all places. Saturday evening, as is their wont, they made trouble aboard the interur- ban car that leaves here at Con- ductor Holmes stood their fooling for some time, but when the car neared Cedar Falls they launched into a free- for-all fight and used language in the presence of the ladies on the car to which Holmes objected and, signaling the motorneer to stop the car, he se- cured the aid of a couple of burly passengers who had also grown tired of the disturbance, and without look- ing as to the place where the ea_r stopped, they tossed the three disturb- ers out of the car bodily, and only when the last man had been dropped did the conductor know that the car was located on the Dry Run bridge in Cedar Falls and that the men had been tossed about twenty feet. He stopped the car and the two McGlades clamored aboard and the car proceeded down town, the men insisting on fighting. When down town the men were again put off the car and; were arrested by the Cedar Falls officers. The con- ductor notified the officers that a man had been left in the there the oflicers found him. He was slightly injured and will be laid up for a few days on account of the ligaments of the leg being torn some. The Rapid Transit Co. stand by Conductor Holmes in the act that he did not intentionally throw the men into the ditch, as the night was very dark and the men were fighting so that he had no time to see just where they were to alight. The company will institute a case against the men for raising the disturbance and intend to have them punished to the full extent of the law. Com- A BUSY SESSION. City Council Held Regular Session and pleted Dry Run Contract.. The city council met in regular ses- sion at the city hall last night with all members present. There was an abundance of work before the council in the way of settling up for the past year and closing several contracts for the present year. Ordinances were passed in regard to the sale and handling of junk and and another in regard to plumbing. A contract was entered into between the city and Engineer Newton whereby Mr. jSIewton is to devote his entire time to the demands of city surveyor. Mr. Harabin, the sewer contractor, completed the contract requirements and furnished bond in the sum of of as a guarantee that the big sewer will be constructed according to contract and within the time specified. There was much other business of minor importance transacted, the ac- count of which will be given in Friday's issue. A Thoroughbred Tramp. Manager Brown presents a novelty in the amusement line, tonight, Jan. 14, "A Thoroughbred Tramp" is the at- traction wherein a typical knight of the pike figures as the central figure in a bright, clean crisp comedy. This blue blooded hobo sets into the action of the play early and very soon succeeds in churning up things to a stage where the question of existence becomes a BOWE'S FINE PAID. Chris. Oleson Pays Fine of One Hundred Dol- lars and Trouble. County Attorney Reed changed the plea in the case against Charles Bowe from grand to petit larceny and he had his hearing- before' Justice Mears last Saturday. The justice gave him a fine of and costs and commitment to tht> county jail until paid. Yester- day morning Chris. Oleson, Bowe's father-in-law, with whom he left the stolen hogs, paid the fine and costs and Justice. Mears ordered Bowe released from jail. When notified of Bowe's release, County Attorney Reed filed informa- tion against him for grand larceny, namely, the stealing of a harness from Dell Johnson at Cedar Falls. The charge is larceny from a building and it is probable that at his trial this after- noon Bowe will be bound over to the grand jury. The harness was valued at and was found in Bowe's pos- session. DENVER IMPROVING, Will Soon Add a Brick Factory With a Daily Capacity of The Denver Post is responsible for the statement that a brick manufactur- ing establishment will be opened in that town early in the spring near the old Xrech saw mill. The paper states that the clay has been tested and found, to be first-class. About thirty-five years ago brick were made on the same site, and at the Geo. D. Peck has disposed of his col- lection of stuffed birds and animals to the college at Iowa .Falls. The collec- tion was one of the best and largest in the west and comprised nearly a thous- and specimens. It sold for scarcely more than one-third its actual value, bringing hut Mr. Peek contem- plates a trip to South Africa at which he will make a collection that will surnhag this one many times in point of rarity and attractiveness. leading one with the balance of the characters. Several novel scenic efiiects are used in the production, one of them being a race for life between a woman on horse j modern outfit will be put in which will back and a fast moving express have a capacity of a daily output of brick. place, and kiln ground pieces of brick were picked up which are in as good condition now as when they were made, which shows that the clay is what is should be. A moving walled in by a high embankment. Tho horse and rider are unable to leave the track and so dash along; but flesh and blood is no match for iron and steel and the train gains untii, when about to crush the seemingly fated pair a break in the embankment appears, the horse dashes through and with a screech the train passes on. G. L. Ilicdesel, of this Hal Babcock, of Hampton; are the promoters of the enterprise. There is no cloubi but that all the brick that can be made in the town will find a ready market, and it is quite evident that pood substantial brick can be made. R. B. Christholm of La Porte was in the city yesterday and this morning. Miss Carrie Hawvor will leave tomor row for Evanston, III., where she will enter .Northwestern Vniversitv.