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Russell Union (Newspaper) - May 28, 1908, Russell, Iowa The Russell Union Harry Keller de. And prop. Russell Lova senator putt wins suit plaintiff in divorce Case 13 held for perjury. Of Nagiac Mich Man accused of killing half Pozen. Events it of item Cut occurrence throughout the Commonwealth. Ory of wife betrays a locked up in the tombs expert wit. Nesses destroy credibility of her Story of marriage. New c. Wood whose suit �01 an absolute divorce from United states senator Thomas c. Piatt of new York has been on trial in the supreme court Here for several Days was committed to the tombs prison late thursday after Justice o Gorman had dismissed the complaint in her action and ordered her yield in $5,000 bail on a charge of perjury. The decision in senator Piatt s favor and the sudden and sensational end of the suit came after a Day which the defense occupied largely with the introduction of expert and other testimony attacking the authenticity of the documents by which the plaintiff was seeking to establish her alleged marriage to senator Piatt. A handwriting expert testified that in his opinion the body of the letter in which senator Piatt was alleged to have admitted his relation As husband to the plaintiff was added after the senator s signature had been affixed. More telling still for the defense were the depositions by engravers and stationers called by counsel for senator Piatt that the Blank form upon which the alleged Piatt Wood marriage certificate was prepared was not lithographed until three months after the Date upon which the marriage of miss Wood to senator Piatt was alleged to have taken place. Senator Piatt s counsel moved for a dismissal of the complaint. It was forthwith granted by Justice o Gorman who in rendering his decision said Quot i cannot credit the plaintiff s evidence As to the alleged marriage and the testimony As it impresses the court is that this is a most wicked design to support a false and fictitious claim by forgery and forthwith Justice o Gorman ordered miss Wood committed to the tombs on the charge of perjury fixing bail in her Case at $5,000. Tank explodes seven die. Gambled millions . Crocker dumped $1,182,cc0 of fund into speculation. Jamison it he doru dict first Niit onal Bank has filed a claim against the f. R. Crocker estate Guilford Crocker administrator for $700,000 for Money which cashier Rocker appropriated from the Bank s funds for his speculation with brokerage Linns. Receipts have been found in the Bank showing that or. Crocker had spent a total of $1,-102,000 within the last three or four years with various brokerage firms. The larger sums were As follows Chapman Degolyer amp co. $509.065.0 a. O. Slaughter amp co. K>.000.i0 Granger Farwell amp co., �2,500.00 coir Aselman amp Day. 10,000.00 Shearson Hami Nill amp co. 333,08 1.93 Chas. W. Gates amp co. 10.n25.00 Harriman amp co. 20.000.u0 Wolf Bros. Amp co. 15,000.00 Russell Brewster co. 20,000.00 the receipts for these amounts have been found and will be used As proof of the Bank s claim for $700,-000. As there is but Little left of the Crocker estate above a Homestead the life insurance and other exempt property there is 110 possible Chance of a recovery of the full amount or even a Large portion of if. There Are other claims too which will come in for their share but it is hoped that the depositors will receive at least their share of the estate even if it is a Small amount. Among the other claims filed is that of Thomas Brandon of Russell for $103,531.58, the full amount of the liabilities of the Russell Bank which messes Crocker and Mirandon owned jointly and the failure of which was caused according to or. Mirandon by the failure of he first National Bank of Chariton through or. Crocker s actions. The assets of the Russell Bank Are to be deducted from or. Brandon s big claim. Another claim of $5,000 for the g. J. Stewart note which or. Crocker lift As a Deposit with the Russell Bank after it had been paid has been filed by or. Mirandon. A it by e is to act. Society people aboard launch perish by drowning in Arkansas. Chi Rendon Ark. A seven prominent / Young society people verve drowned when the gasoline talc of a a a Quot As cd in which they were going Jor a to Quot it text excursion exploded. Other Meir jars i Ai to were rescued w1- i difficulty. _ one of those rescued Mary Cavett of Clarendon was badly burned. Details of the tragedy Are meager. The boat left Clarendon Early in the evening heaving a merry party who had planned to go several Miles Down the River. When about five Miles below Clarendon the boiler of the launch exploded wrecking the boat and hurling the occupants into the River which at this Point More than 50 feet from Shore is very deep. Few could swim and some were stunned by the Force of the explosion and went Down before swimmers in the party could make an Effort at Rescue. The survivors were found on the River Bank by runners dispatched from Here because of the prolonged absence of the party. Quot Prohias Quot put matter up to attorney general. civic federation has virtually notified attorney general livers that he must get Busy Here in Burlington. President Patterson of the federation called him up Over the Long distance phone and asked him what he was going to do about the local situation. He informed him that no Steps wore being taken to carry out general Byers order to put the local saloons tinder the Tim it Law. He also informed him that Madison Avenue Park was being run wide open in violation of the sunday closing Laws. General Byers stated that his of Tion a the matter in Burlington had not changed and that if county attorney Kuhlemeier did not take Steps to enforce the mulch Law and the sunday closing Law Steps will be taken to remove him from office. The civic federation later held a meeting in which it was decided to take Steps to close up Madison Avenue Park and to put county attorney Isug Lemeir out of office if he did not at once enforce the Laws. Declares he sought her life police assert prisoner has confessed to slaying two men. A jury gives her $21,000. Iowa for bankrupt broker arrested t. A. Mclntyre is indicted on charge of grand larceny. New the finding wednesday of an indictment against Liim by the grand jury Thomas a. Mclntyre of the failed firm of t. A. Mclntyre amp co., was arrested on a warrant charging grand larceny in the first degree. He gave bail in the sum of $25,000 and was released. Or. Mclntyre s arrest was made in a the face of vigorous protest by his physicians at the sanitarium where he has been a patient since shortly after the failure of his firm. They declared him too ill to to removed but after the officers had offered to take him to Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance As a prisoner he consented to the other alternative and went with the Detec lives to police Headquarters. City woman recovers breach of Promise. Iowa Donahue of this county was awarded a verdict of $2,000 on a Promise my Quot note and sell Roll for. A it each of Pat tra t to Marty a Christ join j. n prominent Fahner. Knort would t appear in court until contempt charges were brought. Vost was formerly an attorney in this cry but several years ago returned to farming. To was intimately associated with miss Donahue who is the daughter of a wealthy citizen and she claimed that under Promise of marriage they had improper relations covering a considerable length of Lime which was denied by Vost. A Large number of letters from him to miss Donahue were read in court. They were All couched in most endearing terms. The amount of the verdict was a Surprise and an Effort will to made to have it set aside As excessive. Indict negro rapist. True Bill returned against Frank Brown. Des Brown the accused negro assailant of mrs. Mary Mann was indicted by the grand jury for attempted criminal assault. The indictment occasioned no Surprise As the state claims to have Strong evidence against the accused Man. He has been positively identified by mrs. Mann As her assailant. Mrs. Mann was attacked and cruelly beaten by a coloured mail at the East approach of the East sixth Stre t Bridge a Little Over a week ago. I Ler assailant dragged her some Hundred Yards from the Highway but was frightened away before he could accomplish his purpose. Just As mrs. Mann staggered upon the Road in her efforts to reach Home she met ass Thant clip physician Morse driving along in his buggy. He came to her Aid immediately drove her to her Home and notified the police. Brown was arrested the next afternoon. He has maintained a sullen silence in the county jail. Comparison of weapons. Baby Burns to death. Fat a a a South bind brimming st All aged 40, is under arrest at Dowagiac mich., 27 Miles from South Bend charged with six murders. The police say he has already confessed to two and prosecutor Bresnahan is confident Tho prisoner will admit the other crimes. His arrest followed an alleged attempt to make his wife his seventh victim. She escaped and appealed to the police. It is probable that brimming stall will be subjected to further Quot sweat Box Quot examinations and that he will be held on a charge of murdering David Huff Here last june. The police say he confessed to killing a Man in Kansas who he had a grudge against and was sentenced to ten years in the Penitentiary. After his release lie killed a companion and received a sentence of three years. A gave no names. List of alleged victims. The list of brimming stall s victims according to the officers is Man in Kansas name not give killed by brimming stall when 10 years old. Railroad Man in. Missouri name unknown killed seven years ago. Two men sleeping in a tent in Missouri names unknown to officers. David Huff Dowagiac june 1907. Smith Hortum Dowagiac february 190s. Mrs. Brimming stall apparently distracted appealed to prosecuting attorney t. J. Bresnahan for Protection. She said that Quot Jim Quot was going to kill her she could not go to sleep for fear a would break into the House and murder her. She gave hints that led to the discovery that her husband has a criminal record. Deeded property supposed slain. David Huff an aged citizen of Dowagiac went to the brimming stall Home to live a year and a half ago. He deeded them his property on their proposition to support him for the remainder of his life. One night last june a scuffle was heard in an upper room of the House. Huff was found dead in bed with the bed clothing very much disturbed. Brimming stall said that Huff had some sort of violent illness Colic or something like it and accidentally choked himself to death with the bed clothing. The body of Huff was buried next Day and the apparent haste occasioned some com �ment., ,1 / when the Texas gun fighter visits the White House. Sixty perish 1h a wreck awful railway collision at Contich Belgium. Express train crashes into local full of pilgrims the injured number about 100. Ray Lamphere is indicted. Cha Iii til 11.1 Fri i 13htfti by is a Quot in february of this year Smith ilor expo dog gasoline 2-y,ar- fld Plum disappeared. There Are several circumstances tending to connect brimming stall with the disappearance of Hortum. Hortum s body was found Frozen in the ice of a near by Stream. His Money had disappeared. No drainage of swamps not ga3 explosion wrecks store. Chicago. A an explosion of Gas in the basement of the John a. Colby amp sons furniture store 156 Wabash Avenue wednesday afternoon partly wrecked Tho newly remodeler establishment and probably fatally injured miss Frances Branitzky cashier of the company. A dozen other persons a had narrow escapes. A careless search a for a leak in the Gas pipes is Given a the cause of the Accident. Des Moines county lands Are to be redeemed. is to be no improvement of swamp lands in Des Moines county at least for Tho present. Judge Withrow of Tho District court decided that lie had 110 Juristic Tiniou a the question Between tiie Boa a of supervisors and the land owners who wish the improvement made. The Board decided that in consequence of the great Cost of the proposed improvement and in response to Tho protests of Many parties not to undertake the improvements. Those who wanted the drainage appealed to the court. The court declined to interfere. Those who of Quot a Ord the drainage plan estimated that it would increase the value of the lands a million Dollar -. James Allen Burke son of Jar Rind mrs. E. C. Burke living six Miles East of this City died after Leventy Feur hours of most intense suffering with other children of the family Tho baby was playing in the Kitchen while the parents were o it in the Yard. Suddenly a Teacup nil of gasoline which had been left on the stove exploded Tho burning 1 Siml forming a flaming puddle 011 the floor. Tho other children who were older rushed out of the d Jor but the Little fellow in trying to follow them blundered into the spy Center of the Blaze. His Burn. Exam Del from the Abdomen to the threat and Over one Arm and hand. The father to Tho assistance of the lad and smothered out Tho fire in an instant. Medical Aid was Ltd cured and remedies were applied to relieve the sufferer. The Burns covered too wide an area however and death resulted. Veteran theater manager Dies. Chicago. A John Austin Hamlin proprietor of the grand opera House died wednesday night at the Virginia hotel of heart disease. He was one of the Hest known theatrical managers in the country and noted for the Independent manner in which he conducted the grand opera House. To built the theater in 1s72. Gov. Sparks of Nevada Dies. Reno . John Sparks of Nevada who had been ill for some time died at his ranch near it no Friday of Bright s disease. Don s. Dick Erson now becomes governor of Nevada he is i years of age. County clerk found guilty. Council being out seventy one hours Tho jury in the Case to remove h. V. Bat Ley. From tie of Ico of clerk of the District court of Ottaw Ottamie county on the ground of alleged alterations in Tho books and other irregularities returned a verdict of guilty. Gold strike in Well Rok found at Burlington Assoc a 565.50 pet ton. who were <1rili"g an Artesian Well for the line Thurton ice Plant Somo weeks ago struck a ledge or Rock four feet thick which yielded what appeared to be a of flakes. A Sample of the Rock we sent to the assay Offley at Denver. Coii., and a report was received from t in assayer showing a yield of $v5.o j,-.r ton in Gold Crom the Rod. It liar not uen decided what. Im.0ii.-5 will be taken concerning lie Devenc Merit of the find. Ordinary Gold being q-iiart./, runs from $1 to sir to tar ton and the yield of the Artesian Well Rode is considered phenomenal and Worth development. Strike May be ended soon. Good Progress toward peace in the Cleveland trouble. Cleveland o. A greater Progress in settling the Street railway strike peacefully and by arbitration was made wednesday than any Day since the strike began. Both sides made material concessions. President Dupont of the municipal traction company stated that he would take Back the old employees As new men. He insisted upon giving the present men at work the preference. This was objectionable to the Union. In a later conference with the Union the members of the state Board of arbitration obtained a slight Concession from the strikers. They agreed to have the men go Back As new men As a temporary expedient. Coupled with this however was the further agreement to allow the future status of the strikers to be arbitrated. Later it was stated that the company and the strikers had agreed and that the formalities of preparing the arbitration Bill would proceed. Meantime it was further slated there would be an armistice and the strikers would be advised to return to work at once. Violence ceased to be a prominent Factor in the strike during the Day and evening. Mayor Johnson issued a proclamation offering rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons placing explosives on the tracks. of the worst Railroad accidents in Europe in recent times occurred at Jonlich a station six Miles Southeast of this City on the main line at eight o clock thursday morning. The exact number of victims has not been determined owing to the difficulty of removing the bodies from the debris but the latest estimate places the number at go killed 100 wounded. The catastrophe appears to have been due to a defective switch where Tho main line crosses a local line. At this Point a train carrying a Large number of pilgrims on their Way to a local shrine was standing. Into this the Antwerp Brussels express dashed at a Speed of 50 Miles an hour literally leaping on top of it. The heavy coaches of the express crushed the lighter train into splinters. Tho sides of the express cars were torn from their fastenings the floors practically collapsing thus a the passengers to Tho Side of the track uninjured whence they fled frenzied across the Fields. But for this fact the death Roll would be much greater. Few of Tho occupants of the local train escaped alive. Those that were not killed were badly injured Many of them mortally. The Engineer Anil fireman of the express were both killed at their posts. Prince Albert wont to Contilli in the evening and visited the injured having cancelled an engagement to preside at a banquet at Antwerp. With regard to the cause of the collision a Railroad official stated that the switches were being repaired and that a Workman who had been placed at the temporary hand switch appeared to have made a mistake or else the switch failed to act. True Bill also returned against mrs. Gunness though dead Laporte returning seven True Bills against Ray Lamphere Friday afternoon the Laporte county grand jury also indicted mrs. Belle Gunness for the murder of Andrew Heggelein of Mansfield s. D. No War want was issued for mrs. Gunness As. She was declared officially dead by the. Verdict of Coroner Mack but in order to vote a True Bill against Lamphere As an accessory in the killing of Helge Lein it was necessary to indict mrs. Gunness As the principal. Lamphere now stands charged with arson five murders and being an accessory in the Heggelein murder. Separate Bills were voted against. Lamphere for the murder in the first degree of mrs. Belle Gunness and her three children Philip Gunness Myrtle j Sorenson and Lucy Sorenson. J the digging Friday under the direction of sheriff Smutzer resulted in the unearthing of a human Skull which it was decided belongs to one of the bodies dug up in Tho Chicken Yard two weeks at that time three Skele tons were found in one Hole but there were Only two skulls. The Skull found was in a Cess Pool but Why it was dropped there and Tho rest of the in the Little cemetery the Aii thormities cannot explain. Long hair attached to the Skull is considered Evi. Dence that it is that of a woman. One of the three dismembered bodies referred to was that of a female. J Ruef jury disagrees. University official quits. Boy loses Eye chasing pigs. into a barbed wire Fence while chasing pigs which had escaped from their pen Little Johnny freyling was so badly injured that i10 May lose the sight of at. Least one of his eyes. Loper faces indictment. . R. Collins aged 30, who eloped with Sarah Huntbach. Aged 14, three weeks ago and who was brought Back hero from Ott Tim a where he was arrested 011 the charge of enticing a female child under 15 years of ago has been held to the grand jury in $1,000 Bonds. The couple were married at Lancaster mo., and it was thought that since they had become Man and wife there would be no prosecution. The father of the girl however says that to will prosecute Tho Case. Heart Balm suit at Iowa City. Iowa ease or Katie a a Hue of this City against a ,1. In. A Farmer residing a few ti0ul Here involving a $2,000 note a i a claim of $20,000 for breach of Lui Unise was commenced in the District co i the defendant did not appear in con and had to Lis brought in by Orihill the court. Wade dul Ejier a it represent the plaintiff and a a it -.u<o. A. Byi Uptou Tho defendant., a Case promises last several used acid for liniment. . N. Peterson of a. Shua is nursing a badly burned he result of applying carbolic it instead of. Neimont. Or. Peterson a a a. Been troubled for some time a i 1 rheumatism and his wife nude own. To apply Home treatment. I a i she got the acid bottle instead it liniment and pc Wie Giaui it her Palm and ribbed a i a a spine. The flesh was eel., n a band and or. Peterson s b in i t de the services of a phys Siau u sary. Meets predicted death bravely. New York. A Tho Fate that the physicians at the Pasteur Institute predicted for him on monday overtook William h. Marsh of Brooklyn late wednesday Whan at his residence on Ocean Avenue Tho Well to do manufacturer of water meters died of hydrophobia. His end was peaceful As he was put under the influence of opiates Early in Tho Day and was kept free from pain to the last. Woman and Man whipped. Morgantown band of Maske men called at the Homo of Widon Laynes at horse Mill about 12 Miles from Here in this county and whipped her severely. They then went to the Home of Crit Johnson and took him out of bed and whipped him. Fire at summer resort. St. Joseph �?fire, caused by crossed electric wires caused $50,000 toss to the Midway at Lake contrary a summer resort about two Miles from st. Joseph Friday. Secretary Wade of Michigan resigns because of charges. Ana h. Wade for 25 years Secretary of the University of Michigan submitted his resignation Friday to the Board of regents and it was unanimously accepted. The resignation followed an investigation of the University finances which attorney general Byrd has been pursuing for several weeks. The investigation entered around Tho alleged improper use of University property such As Coal and painting and building materials and workmen s time to an amount estimated at about $5,000. Prof. Martin l. D ago was appointed acting Secretary to sign this year s diplomas. Chicago jeweler slain. Laporte . Kvasnicka owner of two Chicago jewelry stores died Friday afternoon at his country Home one Miles Northeast of North Piulson a Small town South of Laporte As the result of being shot at 10 30 o clock thursday night by an unknown person. Albert Roubik who had been. Employed As a hired Man by Kvasnicka but was discharged wednesday has been arrested and charged with the murder Tho allegation being based upon a deathbed statement made by Kvasnicka. Roubik declares he is innocent. Health Good in canal zone. far the most favourable showing As to health conditions in Tho Isthmian canal zone yet made is in the canal commission s report just received for april. It shows that the general death rate for the zone including Panama and Colon was 20.04 per thousand against 40.97 per thousand in the previous april Tho population this year being estimated at 116,178 against 07,815 last year. There was but one death from disease among the 9,000 american White peo Dia connected with Tho commission. Mistrial in Case against former Boss of san Francisco. San Francisco. A after being out for 431/2 hours the jury in the trial of Abraham Ruef the former political Boss of san Francisco and Central figure in Tho bribery graft prosecution against whom wholesale indict ments were returned failed to agree upon a verdict and was discharged at five o clock thursday afternoon by judge Maurice t. Dooling. The specific charge against Ruef in the trial just closed was the offer of a bribe of $1,000 to former supervisor Jennings Phillips to influence his vote favourably upon an electric Railroad franchise applied for by the Parl Side realty company. The jury stood six to six upon the first ballot and remained so without a change during the 13 ballots taken. It was Learned that the question upon which the jury split was the credibility of the witnesses. There still remain 111 indictments pending against Ruef. Falling girder kills workmen. Detroit Hoin and Joseph Kilkie were killed Friday afternoon and three other workmen were seriously injured by being knocked from the Howard Street Bridge by a falling steel girder that was being hoisted to strengthen the Bridge super Structure. Tho men were swept from Tho floor of the Bridge and hurled to the Michigan Central Railroad tracks 20 feet below. A Workman named a. West who was Riding the girder As it was being hoisted fell with it without being Hurt. Or. Fullerton elected Moderator. Kansas City �?Rev. Or. Baxter p. Fullerton of st. Louis was elected Moderator of the presbyterian Church in the United states thursday to succeed Rev. Or. William h. Roberts of Philadelphia. Prof. Milukoff assaulted. St. . Paul n. Milukoff loader of the constitutional democrats in the Duma and editor of the Recti was the victim of an assault Friday night at the hands of two editors of the Liberal Organ Russ whom the tech had accused of blackmailing Banks and the improper conversion of popular funds. The editors were admitted to the office of the Rech and during a conversation with him struck m. Milukoff in the face knocking him to the floor where they left him ins from his wounds

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