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Semi Weekly Iowa State Reporter (Newspaper) - May 13, 1904, Waterloo, Iowa TWO IOWA STATE MPOftTUt FRIDAY MAY II OLD MAN KILLED Murder in Public Park Prairie City at CRIME CAUSED BY GOSSIP Murderer Believed Victim Circulated 111 Reports Drunken Miner Asleep on Tracks Causes a Wreck Near en Run Down By Street Car in Bur State News Newton May Porter a well known retired fanner 70 years of age was shot five times and killed by Millard W Buck at Prairie City Monday afternoon The shootingoc curred in the public park in the een ter of the city and in the full sight of the people who thronged the streets One of the bullets passed through the heart of the victim Another pierced the fleshy part of the Ipt arm and entered the side and two more en tered the side The shooting was at short range The cause of the murder is said to have been reports which hare been circulated associating the name of Buck with that of a woman Buck ap peared to be under the impression that Porterwas instrumental in circu lating these reports The two men were neighbors and were supposed to be on friendly terms Buck has a wife and childliving in Prairie City He is a young man aged about 25 years He has been en gaged in the business of enlarging pic tures and has also been selling pic ture frames and tombstones He is well known in Prairie City and has al ways borne a good reputation DRAINAGE WORK Recent Supreme Court Decision Kills Ditch Missouri Valley May the the board of supervisors of Harrison county met to order contractors to commence work on the Willow and Allen creek ditches they were con fronted with the recent supreme court decision of Smith vs Peteson treasurer of Emmet county under which the whole of section 1946 of the old drainage law under the assess ment for the construction of drainage ditches is made was declared to be invalid and unconstitutional The de cision puts a stop to all ditch proceed ings under the old law and compli cates matters Jn a peculiar manner in this county Last fall the supervisors made contract for the construction of the Allen and Willow creek ditches for the contract price of work to be completed by May 1 1905 The company shipped its ditch machinery here last February and got material on the ground for the building of two large dredges This was just about the tiafe of the supreme court decision This stopped work of building the dredge until a new law should be passed Jly the leg islature legalizing existing contracts and proceedings and it was confident ly expected that the work of construe tion could be commenced early this season The board of supervisors went ahead and had bonds printed and it was for the purpose of completing arrangements for gelling the bonds and commencing work on the big en terprise that the special meeting of the board was called This last decision however kills all ditch proceedings under tnt old law and is so sweeping that all proceed ngs must be started over again and nconformity with the new drainage aw TO STOP WEDDING Woman Interrupts Ceremony at Dubuque CLAIMED RIGHT TO GROOM That Man is My Husband Stop the Marriage DRUNKEN MINER STOPS TRAIN Emergency Brake Applied With Such Force Car Was Ditched Boone May unknown drunken coal miner who had fallen in a stupor across the rails of the Northwestern railway near here came within a foot or two of losing his life and caused a wreck that cost a couple of thousand dollars and delayed traffic for several hours last night Just as the fast east bound meat train was rounding a curve at a fifty mile an hour rate at Monday evening George Williamson was hor rified to seeahead of him In the dusk the body of a man lying across the rails He reached f or the emergency brake and jammed it on full force The great train groaned and creaked as the shock of the powerful brake suddenly cheeked its flight and came to a dead stop with the nose of the engine almost poking the man in the ribs Tha shock of the phenomenal stop was so tremendous that one of the heavily loaded meat cars was thrown completely Into the ditch and a sec ond was thrown across the double track rightofway Other cars were more or less Injured Traffic was de layed for several hours while a wreck Ing train fromBoone cleared the way The drunken man slept on uncon scious of his danger even when the great engine stood almost upon him puffing and panting and groaning with Its tremendous exertion The engi neer hurried down to him saw that he was drunk said a few things In their wrath and then shook him until ha awoke Then he ambled oft down the track without giving his name or making any apology or tendering his thanks for the rescue There is in this county alone con tracted for or favorably reported on over of drainage construction The proceedings In the Willow and Allen creek ditches had gone farther than in any of the other proposed ditches Commissioners appointed by the board had reported favorably on the changing of the channel of Sol dier river and the construction of the east and west Soldier ditches also tha straightening of the Boyer river The proposed MononaHarrison drainage canal running the full length of Mono na county and four miles In this coun ty had been established by the joint action of the supervisors of the two counties but no contracts had been made for the construction work MOWRY A CANDIDATE Will Seek Nomination for Railroad Commissioner Des Moines May Mowry of Tama county will be a candi date for railroad commissioner before the next republican state convention to succeed EdT Brown of Sheldon who has stated that he will retire from the candidacy for renomination as a result of the indictments returned against him last week by the grand jury of OBrien county Although Mr Howrys candidacy has not been offi cially announced a letter received from his district Monday morning conclusively that he is in the School Tax Collected and Expended at Ctnterville Must Be Stricken Laurel Pastor News Dubuque May suf fering from dementia Mrs Buschtran down themiddle aisle of St Marys Catholic church Tuesday morning screaming That man is my husband stop the marriage Kneeling at the altar rail and about to be joined in wedlock were Joseph Frick and Miss Mary Hartman Father Rohlman was reading a nuptial mass the relatives of the bride and groom were seated in the front pewsand th church contained a goodly number 0 the couples friends Heavy set and wild look in her Mrs Ruscht screaming and yelling rushed to the kneeling couple an peering Into the face of the groom screamed anew Thats him that him thats him hes my husband stop the marriage The witnesses were astounded Th priest turning about on the altar sig naled two men in the rear to come for ward Mrs Ruscht Sh fought them off however and stl wildly gesticulating and screaming declared that as Frick was her bus band she would sit with the relatives Then she sat hear the brides relatives But she would not be stilled nc finally she was escorted out of th church The two men putting the hands over her mouth In an effort t check her screams Going out ih door she declared she would return with assistance and stop the marri ace She was not seen after that Th CARt OP HOaflLCM CHILDREN Twenty InetJtirtlww Are Devo ted the Wertt Des May to figures compiled by the state board of control from annual and other reports there twenty Institutions In Iowa which are devoted to the care of friendless children Two of these institutions have fail ed to file their reports with the state board of control according to the acts of the twentyninth general assembly The board has issuedan order to the effect that because these two have failed to file their reports it is not lawful to commit any child to their care and will not be until such reports are filed The two institutions in Question are the Iowa Evangelical Lutheran Or phans Society of Waverly and St Vincents Orphans Home of Davenport The board of control reports that sixteen of the other eighteen Institu tions which have filed reports with it have property valued at Since their organization the sixteen have cared for about 10400 children During 1903 1742 were cared for at the eighteen Institutions Their total income was For land and buildings the eighteen have expended f21012 has gone into other Im provements and has gone to salaries and general expenses The astitutions reported on hand at the end of the year for which the reports were filed Statistics of Homes Following is a statement taken from the report Of the state board of control as just compiled showing Important statistics relative to the homes for friendless children in the state being the number of children cared for In 1903 and the money received by each institution during that period Cared for JAPS ON THE WING Give Fleeing Russians No Chance to Rest BATTLE NEAR LIAO YANG TAX FERRETS DISMISSED Popular Sentiment in Linn County Was Against Them Cedar May super visors at their meeting Monday ter minated their agreement with the tax ferrets on account of the protests from all over the counts Sentiment was against tax ferrets idea race Colonel Mowry stated some time ago that he would be a candidate for commissioner to succeed Mr Brown should the latter from any cause retire from the race for renomination At the fifth district congressional conven tion held last week at Cedar Rapids it is stated upon good authority that four of the seven counties of the dis trict tendered their support to him The names of these counties are not known further than that they include Tama Colonel Mowrys home county Colonel Mowry served one term aa railroad commissioner and was defeat ed for the renomination by the Sioux county man two years ago COWS COSTLY ANIMALS Cause Two Wrecks KHIina Five Peo ple Council Bluffs May addition to suffering two wrecks which killed five people and destroyed worth of railroad property the Wa bash had to pay for the two cows which caused the disasters The ani mals belonged to G C Plumer who in return for a threat of suit for big damages by the railroad company brought claim himself for the value of the cows killed In the wrecks By a stipulation of settlement Sat urday Mr Plumer received and costs from the Wabash and dismissed his case from the district court One of the departed cows caused the big Wabash wreck near the Plumer farm south of the city In 1903 when four men were killed The other blood thirsty anima 1 wandered onto tha track In 1902 Just In time to ditch an SMALL FORTUNE FOUND Glass Jar Containing in Gold Un earthed in Old Shanty Dubuque May several families have lived in want and misery in a little old shack adjoining the Ap feld harness shop in this city workmen in tearing the structure to the ground discovered a small fortune in a glass jar beneath the agerotted boards of the basement The old building which was erected forty years ago by Dr John Creighton was used as a drug store by the doctor and it is generally believed the money was hidden In the cellar by him and forgotten when he lay in his deathbed Old residents say Creighton conducted a blind pig or Illicit distillery and that the basement was undoubtedly used on different occasions to conceal whiskey from the custom officers when they made their raids The building was recently purchased by Mayor Apfeld and he decided to tear it down While a force of men were at work in destroying the struc ture Andrew Lang an employe of the Apfeld harness shop discovered the money There was The treas ure was equally divided between Mr Lang and Mr Apfeld and deposited to mass was resumed and the mattiagi performed without further interrup tion In the meanwhile a call tothe police had been sent in but when the officers arrived Mrs Ruscht was nowhere to be found With peace and quiet restored the marriage ceremony was again and the young persons wedded Throughout the mass the choir sangl At the Hartman home 1734 Wash ington street there was no trace of dentiflcation of the woman Mr Frick the man whom the woman claimed as her husband did not take he matter seriously but instead aughed over it I dont know who the woman said the groom I never saw her be ore and I am at a lossto account for he strange occurrence None of the friends know the woman Shes crazy That is the only way 1 can account for it The relatives of the young couple took the matter as a joke and enjoyed it immensely The humorous part of the affair was that it was after the marriage had been performed Whea the woman rushed up the aisle and made her way to the altar screaming there was a different feeling The congregation was thunderstruck All were amazed The bride did not look around but kept her head drooped She did not move The groom was seen to whisper to her and it is thought they were words of encourage ment Evidently the bride and groom did not take the matter seriously as they were composed It was very em barrasing to the party Des American Home Finding Assn Ottumwa Benedict Home Moines Boys and Girls home Sioux City Childrens home Tabor Christian home assn Coun cil Bluffs Home for Friendless Chil dren Des Moines Dubuque Rescue home Eljta Danish Lutheran Orphans home Elkhorn Evangelical Lutheran ChU rdens home Ft Dodge Florence Crittenden home Sioux City German Lutheran Orphans and Old Priples home Muscatlne 162 51 63 9 181 113 16 20 64 36 Re ceipts 7244 837 2498 525 17414 3891 1676 1570 5839 4587 4114 Evangelical Lutherans phans home Stanton 5770 Home for Friendless Ce 3126 20788 6893 dar Rapids Iowa Childrens Home So ciety Des Moines Iowa Honwfor the Frlend less Dubuque owa Odd Fellows and Or phans home Mason Cy St Marys GermanRoman Cathplic Orphans asy ium Dubuque United Norwegian Luther an Church Orphans home Beloit Total 86 413 46 16 197 124 798 7705 13043 810 The St Marys GermanRoman Cath olic Orphans asylum at Dubuque has lie most money invested of all the institutions Its property is valued at The property of the Chris tian Home association at Dubuque is valued at Retreating Russians From Yalu Overtaken There f Reports Confirmed of Evacuation of New Authorities Deny Port Danly HM Into Port Arthur y k Shanghai Kwan May Is re ported the first Japanese army corps having followed the Russians retreat Ing the Yalu river overtook them twenty miles south of Llao Yang yes terday and a severe engagement en sued The Japanese dragged their guns hills believed to be insur mountable The Russians thereupon continued to retreat north A division of the first corps Is ap proaching New Chwang which Is now garrisoned by a handful of Russians Japanese scouts have been seen six miles from New Chwang r Nineteen women were the last civil ians to leave New Chwang for Shang haiKwan They arrived here tonight and eonflnned reports of the evacua tion of New Chwang Improbable Rumor The foreign embassy here professes to have infomatlon to the effect the Vladlvoetock and Port Arthur Squad rons have effected a juncture after a naval battle In which the Japanese lost three cruisers and the Russians two and one torpedo boat destroyer There is every reason to believe the above rumor Is without foundation Deny Fall of Port Dalny St Petersburg May semiof ficial dispatch from Mukden dated to day denies the reports the Japanese have captured Port Dalny CrutierjRurlk ia Whole Yet The admiralty declares positively the rtport of the destruction of tto armored cruiser Rurik is false Trains Running to Port Arthur The correspondent of Associated Press lias obtained absolute confirma tion of the report that railroad commu nication with Port Arthur Is again open The first locomotive came through last night and the second at this evening Viceroy Alexleff telegraphs the em peror as follows During the night of May 9lOj railroad communication with Port Arthur was restored The telegraph line Is being repaired v Cotton Declared Contraband As cotton is being used in the manu facture of high explosives the Russian government has declared it contraband of war Chilian cntlssn and Chaem buoo have definitely sold to Charles R fllftt Tort TM price was TERRIBLE POWDlft IXPLOfJION Six Men Killed and of Otntrs Injured Murphysboro m May BM were killed and a large number bus ed in an explosion of powder today la a shaft of the Big Muddy Coal and Iron Co at Herein 20 miles from here About 325 men are employed la thlr mine the majority of whom working In other parts of the shaft and were uninjured A car containing fifty kegs of powder exploded at noo Eighty Injured and six dead Turn been removed from the mine Thirty mules were killed The mine is badly wrecked making rescue work difficult KILLED BY BURGLARS One Other Robber Held Man While Cut His Throat Kansas City May tfsyer aged 22 printer was killed la Us home here early today According Mrs Mayer two negroes entawd the house about this morning While one told the woman the other slashed Mayers throat with a raaor The house was robbed AMBUSHED BY MOROS Two American and Fifteen Manila Men Killed May Wlnfleld Harper and thirtynine men of Co F Seventeenth United States Infantry were caught May 8 In ambush by era hundred Moron Two American officers and fifteen men were killed and five were wounded The ambush occurred at SImpatem on the east shore of Lake Liguasan Island of Min danao Connecticut forRoosevelt New Haven May republi can state convention selected delegates to the national convention today The platform adopted expresses unwaver ing fidelity to the principles set forth in the national platform of 1900 en dorses the administration of Roose velt and recommends the delegates act as a unit In securing his nomination Club Women Edit Paper Des Moines May Des Moines Womens clubIs hi charge of the Des Moines Newstoday Mem bers of the club will occupy editorial and managerial positions Receipts of the paper above operating expenses axe donated to the club to be used In erection of a club house New Jersey Republicans Trenton May republican state convention met here today and elected delegates at large to the na tional convention The platform high ly commends the administration of Roosevelt and Indirectly endorses him at Chicago CONTRACTS FOR COTTAGES New Buildings on State Institution Grounds Des Moines May were pened and contracts let by the state oard of control yesterday for the con tructioa of one building at the state ospital for the insane at Cherokee Frick is at a loss to know the identity of the woman She stated that she never saw her before The womans sanity is doubted She gave several names during her mad escapade She first said she was the wife of Martin Russ again it was Mrs Ruscht then Mrs Kruse and lastly Mrs Crazy The police are on the lookout for the woman She came up suddenly and no one In the congregation knew her and she departedfrom their pres ence as Quickly as she appeared It Is not known where she is Father Rbhlmann the celebrant of the mass said that his first impression of the woman was that she was in sane The priest assigns his reasons for this theory inasmuch as the cry of the mysterious woman was more like a cry than a shout of anger It came as an appeal The clergyman said When I heard the cry although it took me by surprise I neverthless came to a hasty conclusion that the disturber was insane Her cry was pitiful When she came to the sanc tuary I ordered her to leave I think there is nothing in the matter and think it was an Insane act As far as 1 know there is no reason for her com mitting the act nd two buildings at the institution t Glarinda C F Louder of Cherokee secured the contract for the cottage at the Cherokee institution for i W W Welch of Clarinda gets the two contracts at that institution one for a cottage at and the other for a workshop for The other bidders were A H Con ner of Cedar Rapids George J Grant of St Paul 0 Lilly Sons of Des Moines H A Lewis of Cherokee C R Atkinson of Webster City Work was begun yesterday on grad ing down the site for the remainder of the state historical building store and was able to furnmsh Knox SUPREME COURT DECISIONS Opinions Handed Down at Session Des Moines May supreme court of Iowa handed down the follow ing decisions at their Mondays ses sion Wild appellant against Toms from Linn county modified and affirmed Johnson appellant against Holland from Benton county affirmed Goldstein against St Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co appellant from Pottawattamie county affirmed Henderson appellant against Beat ty from Palo Alto county affirmed Martin against Martin appellant from Greene county dismissed STIRRING UP Russians Known to be Communicating With Them New Chwang May In five Russian regi ments which were in garrison here four hare left and the other had re ceived orders to go today but the or der was cancelled an hour later The Russians are strongly entrenched at Anplng where guns from New Chwang forts have been sent The Russians are known to be communicating with Chinese brigands and to be stirring up a state of terror with the natives The Fight at Anju Tokio May of an attack by two hundred Russian Cossacks at Anju yesterday morning were receiv ed today The Japanese garrison re sisted stoutly and succeeded In driv ing off the enemy Later Japanese re inforcements arrived from Ping Yang Indications point to the presence of a Russian force at Yong Byong between Anju and TJnsan but It Is probably small The Japanese report gives no losses Trains to Port Arthur London May Central News dispatch from Llao Yang says A train reached Port Arthur yesterday Railroad officials say no Japanese troops were observed near the rail road but some Japanese cavalry was seen behind FengWangCheng Pipe Story About Russian Fleet May unofficial Ja panese dispatch has been received here to the effect the Russians have destroyed their fleet In Port Arthur Korean Cabinet Resigns London May Central News dispatch from Seoul announces the Korean cabinet resigned in a body to day as a consequence of the emperor having sharply censured his ministers Wallace Accepts Chicago May F Wallace general manager of the Illinois tral railroad this afternoon accepted appointment os chief engineer of the Panama canal He will leave not later than early In June for the isthmus TO REMOVE OLD LANDMARK Building Erected in 1852 Is Being Dis mantled and Removed Anamosa May old historic building on Main street erected by the United Brethren In 1852 and 1S58 is being dismantled and removed piece meal preparatory to the erection of a substantial block upon the present site The bell that nearly half a tury ago summoned the villagers to worship was the first one brought Into Jones county It was regarded al most with veneration in that day and its urgent peals may still be heard from the tower of the high school building For years the walls of the old structure resounded with the ear nest exhortations of preachers of Lorenzo Dow type some of whose un couth expressions are still fresh In the minds of the early settlers Deaths and removals so decimated the ranks of the denomination that it long slnce ceased to exist the building after wards being used for school purposes and for nearly forty years It has been occupied by different business firms TOO MANY SALOONS City Council at Dec Moines Decides to Refuse any MorePermiU Des Moines May Because of an enormous Increase in the number of saloons within the last three months jumping from 76 to 125 the city council has decided not to grant any more permits and cut the number now operating Litigation is threaten ed by the saloon keepers Das Moines has more saloons than ever in her his tory for neglect of Chilian Cruisers Sold A Runaway Bicycle Terminated with an ugly cut on leg of J B Omar Franklin Grove m It developed a stubborn ulcer unyield ing to doctors and remedies for four years Then BuoMens cured Its Just as good for Scalds Skin Eruptions and ;