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•r PlllitiiJJIWil V,-^X& ''-h l-Svfa: ESTABLISHED IN 1887. BATTLE OF PITCHERS Gome With Coon Bapids Was Large ly a Fight Between Two Iwirlers—No Score Uade Till Ninth. GAME PLAYED IN THE MUD Visitors Won Battle in Last Inning jf' on Scratch Hit—Score Was 1 to 0. Webster City lost a hard fought game to Coon Riapids at the west side ball park Friday by the very close score of one to nothing—the winning team scoring on a scratch bit in the ninth inning. Both teams played almost air tight ball up till the fatal first halt of the ninth, when with two men out, Pyle got a little out of posl tion and a scratch hit went slipping down between short-stop and second base, bringing in the necessary 'score. In the last half of the ninth, the locals could only find on© hit which was not hard enough to count for a tally. The second one not be ing forthcoming, the side was re tired ind the second game lost to Coon Rapids by a little hard luck on the part of the home boys. *a, Rossiter "doped" out a good .y brand of ball and sent ten of the S^yihusky Coon Rapids men to the J-V 'bench by the "breeze" route. Tho ""visitors got five hits off him, but J-1", four of them Wfere of the lucky var gaiety, and cast no discredit upon Ed |p?die's twirling. No costly errors l^jwere made on either side and only •'three of any kind on both sides. The 1" contest would undoubtedly have "i-igone several extra innings had not Pyle made the error of judgment &nd failed to play his position at the critical time. Rossiter has develop ed considerable more speed than he opened the season with and has much better control. He is improv ing with every game he pitches. PThe score: Coon Rapids: IL Sp* AB PO 0 4 7 0 4 10 0 2 0 ftfurphy, 2b TJoyd, ss 4 .Smith, fCIle, 3b A 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 .4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Stiles, If Steele, lb Stapleton, Fisher, rf Bottoms, Totals 30 1 5 27 Webster City: i$£? AB PO Corbin, 3b .. Rossiter, .. Stuart, 2b ... Moose, Pyle, ss R. Neitzke, If Berggren, cf P. Neitzke, lb Long, rf ..4 .4 2 ..3 .4 .3 .4 .3 4 1 0 4 10 0 0 12 0 Totals 31 0 2 27 10 1 Score by Innings: Coon Rapids ...00.000000 1—1 Webster City ...00000000 0—0 Struck out—by Bottoms, 7 by Rossiter, 10. Bases on ball»—off Bottoms, 3. off Rossiter, 1. Hit by pitched balls—by Bottoms, Nh •ft"* 2 bv Rossiter, 2. Umpire—Dodge. Time «(f game—1:20. WATER DAMAGES BANK BUILDING Water Left Running on Third Floor Causes Damages to Rooms Below. Quite a lot of damage was done In the Hamilton County State Bank building Saturday night, when someone left a water faucet turned on for several hours on the upper floor. Half of the office rooms on the second floor and the office of the Webster City Gas Company on the ground floor were damaged to a con siderable extent by plastering on ^1 fjl '^V."':' .V'' '1-T'f-. the ceilings becoming saturated with water and falling off. A large quantity of water escaped from the faucet, as it was left running for five or six hours before being dis covered. It seems that dome lodge held a sort of social gathering in the hall on the third floor Saturday night, and as the occupants of the offices on the floor beneath do not come down very early, and some times not at ail on Sunday morning, the water flooded the upper part of the build ing. The stoppage of the sink be neath the faucet with a piece of pa per caused the overflow. LIGHTING BOLT CAUSES FIRE Barn and Contents on Win. Blanken buehler Farm Totally De- stroyed by Fire. A large barn on the Wm. Blank enbuehler farm was destroyed by flre early Saturday morning, entail ing a loss of approximately $1,000. The building was struck by light ning during a thunder storm and the flames followed so quickly that the building and its contents, con sisting of one horse, some harness and hay and several hundred bushels of grain, were consumed by the flre. Wm. Barnett resides on the farm, which is located about six miles southwest of the city. There was some insurance on the property, but scarcely enough to cover the loss. Word from the Rev. C. H. Kamp hoefner family, who are now at St. Louis on their vacation, states they are all well but that tfce heat Is very intense. They plan to leave St. Louis for Burlington early this week. LOTS OF VISITORS AT NEW LIGHT PLANT Citizens Take Much Interest in New Light Plant Building—Many Visit Building. The new municipal property, the electric light plant building Just completed by C. B. Atkinson, draws many visitors. The people of the city seem to be quite interested in the work, and many go to view the place almost daily. The building is now practicallv completed and work on the big con crete foundation for the engines, dynamos, boilers, etc., is under pro cess of construction. Mr. Atkinson secured the contract for this work also. It will take approximately $1,700 worth of concrete to build this foundation. Visitors are somewhat surprised at the size of the new building. It shows up quite large and roomy and appearances Indicate that pro vision has been made for the growth of the plant for many years to come. Heal Estate Transfers. H. M. Sparboe, guardian—prob —part lot 5, blk 7, W. C.—$50 00. City of Webster City to E. N. Lee —wd—qcd—vacated strip abutting lot 5. blk 7, W. C.—$10.00. Ella J. Stearns and husb to Mar tha Arthur—wd—lot 7, blk 109, D. & P. R. R. addition, W. C.—$4,200. Money Invested in a Home Brings Yon Beal Rewards that cannot be measured alone In dollars and cento. There's satisfac tion in knowing you have a home when possibly all other investments fall—it gives you a feeling of secur ity and demands the recognition of your fellow townsmen, because by building you show your faith in the fu'ure of the community. And ev ery community Is known by Its deeds. You can help it and at the same time help yourself. A home In vestment is always the most meri torious, and loss is leas likely be cause you are dealing In values you understand and with people you know. We have supplied the lum ber for the homes of many of your friends who are now on the road to success, and we want to talk with you whenever you're ready. dlfl Young Clifton. WP-: DYING GUARD LIVED HERE W, A. Hamaker Left Webster City Some Twelve Years Ago, Going to Anamosa With his Father. FATALLY SHOT BY EX-CONVICT Bound to a Tree and Left to Die Alone—Injured Man Under goes Operation. W. A. Hamaker, formerly of this city, was shot near Anamosa Fri day by a forfner convict and it is reported that he cannot live. Young Hamaker went to Anamosa with his father, Geo. W. Hamaker, some twelve years ago, his father going to accept a position as guard at the penitentiary. Latei* the son ac cepted a similar position and at the time of the shooting both were thus engaged. The injured man is prob ably less than thirty years of age, as he was a mere boy when the fam ily resided here. The following dis patch gives the particulars of the sad affair: Anamopa, la., Aug. 12.—Some where between Marion and Viola, about twenty miles south#est of here, a posse, composed of peniten tiary guards, deputy sheriffs and citizens, today is in pursuit of Charles Smitch, a convict. Smitch escaped from Prison Guard William A. Hamaker yesterday morning af ter the latter probably had been wounded fatally and, lashed to a tree to prevent him from giving an alarm. Hamaker will die, say physicians,, who attended him. He was shot in the stomach. Lashed to the tree he suffered for some time before his cries finally summoned aid. By a ruse the convict's friends were enabled to attack Hamaker while he was more than a mile sway from the prison, alone with Smitch. Early yesterday while Smitch was working in a stone quarry two miles from the prison wall,some one telephoned the warden's oflice and asked permission to see the convict. The request was granted and Ha maker was ordered to bring the prisoner to the warden's office. Half way to the prison Hamaker was confronted by an armed man. Before the guard could draw a re volver he was shot down. Hamaker was taken to Cedar Rapids to a hospital and just before submitting to an operation was able to swear to a statement. He said that only one man as sisted the prisoner to escape. Thi man, he claims, was the prisoner's brother, a former convict, who re cently visited the penitentiary. This man, Hamaker said, was waiting behind a big boulder, between the quarry and the penitentiary. He commanded Hamaker to throw up his hands. Seeing that Hamaker was reaching for his gun, the des perado shot but missed and Hamak er in turn fired but missed. Smitch then shot the second time and Ham aker fell. The Smitch brothers then dragged the guard down a thirty foot em bankment to a buggy. The convict changed his prison, garb for a suit his brother had provided. Both then dragged Hamaker Geveral hundred feet into the woods, where they tied him to a tree and gagged him» They threatened to kill him if he made an outcry. After they had gotten out of hearing Hamaker got the gag out of his mouth and called until he at tracted the attention of two boys, who helped him to the nearest farm house. The desperadoes drove several miles in the buggy, but finally left it in a deserted lime kiln and took to the woods. Smitch was committed to the re formatory Oct. 18, 1910, under a five year sentence for larceny Im posed upon him by Judge Howell of the district court of Iowa county. Cedar Rapids, Aug. 12.—Up to a late hour last night the despera does supposed to be in hiding in the woods near Viola had not been cap- 3 VA 4l, h*-, ify$ ipi.'iiU WEBSTEE CITY, IOWA. TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1911. tured. The men have not been seen since 10 o'clock yesterday morning, when they made some inquiries of a farmer living near Viola. A posse of 200 men is patrolling the region. The rough, woody character of the country about Viola gives the des peradoes an admirable hiding place. It is believed one of the men is wounded, as the "68fegy which the men deserted near Viola contained a bloody blanket. The bloodhound used yesterday afternoon in an ef fort to track the criminals failed to find the scent. H. I. THOMPSON WANTS HIS COMMISSION Commenced Suit in the District Court Against the Western Farm Land Company. H. I. Thompson has filed a peti tion in the office of the clerk of tho district court asking judgment against the Western Farm Land Company for $120 and interest and costs. The petition alleges that dur ing the year 1909 plaintiff was em ployed by said company as its agent to procure purchasers for lands in Texas. That the plaintiff procured L. H. Bickford and Ray Mikel as purchasers, and it was agreed be tween the plaintiff and defendants that for the lands purchased by Bickford plaintiff should have $40 and for the lands purchased by Mikel $80, no part of which has been paid. Oscar A. Olson has filed a petition asking for a guardian for Brita Hol ma,n of Stratford. The matter was taken before Judge Lee at Ames last wepk, but the judge has not yet re turned his findings to the clerk of thd court. FARMER WEBSTER CITY BOY IS DEAD Will A. Vincent of Chicago Died on August 9th—Death Unexpected. The Freeman-Tribune has just re ceived a line from Mrs. Ellen M. Vincent, notifying us of the death of her husband, Will A. Vincent. His death was the result of ulcers in the throat. He had been sick for some time, but was up and dressed and ate supper with Mr^ Vincent the night before he died, his death occurring very unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, Aug. 9th. His trouble started with hoarseness, fol lowed by a growth in the throat, from which he suffered terribly be cause he could not breathe proper ly- The deceased was reared In thir. community. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Vincent, old time residents of Webster City. His father was one of the early survey ors of Hamilton county and long since passed away. His mother, the late Mrs. M. A. Bartlett, died only a few years ago. Will Vincent was a druggl9t by trade and clerked in different drug stores in this city many years ago. Since that time he has been on the road as a traveling salesman, mak ing his home in Chicago most of the time, and during these years has been a frequent visitor in thi®: city. The deceased was about fifty years old. Sirs. Vincent has visited here at different times and is quite well known In this place. friends of the family in the old home will be sorry to hear of Mr. Vincent's death. NO AP0LIGIES ARE NECESSARY Adults Give Fictitious Excuse For Going to Circus—"Go to Take Children." The time was when it was quite the proper thing for adults to apologize for going to a circus, and to give a fictitious excuse by saying 36' lecman three inch turn up on bottom. While the rain early in the morn ing had made the diamond some what heavy, it was worked over for a couple of hours, till It was gotten into very good condition by the time that they went to take the children. This seems unnecssary now. The evolution from the old-time one-ring show, with Its small, red painted wagons, to the mastodonlc, rich and artistic aggregation, such as the Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers Big United Shows of today, marks a remarkable transformation, which Is merely In keeping with the tendency to vastness in all modern enterprises. The announcement of the coming of a big, modern circus arouses in the minds of juvenility visions of supernal ectasy, which refuse to be controlled on show day, and the adult Is also reminded of the days when a glimpse of the waving can vas, the sound of the music and tho sight of the crowds seemed to be the ultimate end of life—the reali zation of all aspiration. Wherever the Forepaugh and Setls Brothers Circus goes, youth and age Join hands for the day. The magnitude of these combined shows is such as to satisfy the ever In creasing demand for bigness. The parade is an unusually brilliant spectacle of great Interest, lt* freshness and rich equipment being especially noticeable. No apologies are In order from any who attend these Forepaugh and Sells Brothers performances. They are of the high est standard, and for quantity, qual ity and variety It Is Impossible to conceive of Its failing to please. The most critical people will certainly be justified In attending It, even without children, when it exhibits here, Monday. August 21. dlfl YOUR TROUSERS. The fitting of your TROUSERS is every bit as im*i portant as the fitting of your coat. This is particularly true during the SUMMER SEASON, when a man's very apt to lay aside His coat and discard his suspenders in favor of a belt. Our makers have the knack of making Trousers that really'fit. flangwelM^wsers Are ."strictly hand-tailored, and are finished hip styles, with belt straps, button-down pockets and $3.00 TO $6.00. CHARLES T. SMITH SON, Head-to-Foot Outfitters. COON RAPIDS IS HUMBLED The Fast Independent Ball Club Bites the Dust in a Snappy Game—They Got Only One Hit FINAL SCORE STOOD 3 TO I Beisser Pitched Wonderfully Good Brand of Ball—Fourteen "Whiffed" Out. Webster City won a decisive vic tory over the Coon Rapid9 Ifall club in the third game played with this traveling aggregation, at the west side ball park Saturday afternoon, when they whipped their opponents by the score of 3 to 1. The game was played before a large crowd of enthusiastic fans, much interest at taching because of the two very close games previously played be tween the two clubs—the game the day before being one to nothing in favor of Coon Rapids. The excitement was intense when the score was tied in the sixth, and when the locals came across with the two runs in the eighth, the fans went wild. Many ladies were pres ent and were among the most loyal fans and withal they display a good knowledge of the game. The conclusion of Saturday's game mark ed the end of eight days of baseball for Webster City with a big crowd out every day. The story of the game in full follows: Coon Rapids: AB Totals 2S Webster City: AB PO A E 0 0 0 1 1 .4 0 1 0 1 1 Rossiter, rf .4 0 2 0 0 I NO. It. "V *3® 1 -f the game was called, and the exhi bition of the national game was one of the fastest and best that has been played on the local diamond—being fully as interesting and hard fought as the game played with Stanhope about a week before. Beisser, who held down the pitch er's station for the locals, had the visitors under his control at all times. Only during two innings did they get men on bases. Their single score was made on an error in the sixth inning. The locals tied the score in their half of the same In ning and added two more to their account in the last of the eighth, when a walk and an error put two men on bases and a good drive by P. Neitzke brought them safe'y across the home plate. The locals fiad men on bases every. Inning but one, and the visitors' pitcher was in a bad hole several times. Beisser made a good record In Saturday's game, striking out fourteen of the Coon Rapids huskies and allowing them only one stingy hit of the lucky kind. v4 »"V /, a 7 -^•3 4 :•.fi '*1 I I PO A Murphy, 2b ....4 0 Boyd, ss 4 0 Smith, 3 0 Kile. 3b 3 0 Stiles, If 3 0 Steele, lb 3 0 Prettyman, cf ..3 0 Fisher, rf 2 0 Stapleton, .... 3 1 0 3 1 1 6 0 1 11 1 1 0 5 '/i 1 1 1 24 14 4 II:! 0 .4 1 0 14 3 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 R. Xeitzki, If .3 0 1 0 0 0 Berggren, cf 2 1 0 1 0 0 P. Neitzke, lb .4 0 2 11 0 1 .3 0 0 0 3 0 Totals 28 3 6 27 9 3. Score by innings: Coon Rapids ...00000100 0—1 Webster City ...00000102 •—3 Struck out—by Stapleton, 5 by Beisser, 14. Bases on balls—off Stapleton, 3. Hit by pitched balls— by Stapleton, 2. Umpire—Dodge. Time of game—1:15. Bally Day. The Philathea class will have charge of the opening session of the Baptist Sunday school next Sunday, August 20, and an Interesting pro gram will be provided. All mem bers of the Sunday school are urg ently requested to come and bring your friends. It will be the Rally Day. Lost or strayed. Fox terrier, black and while. Notify Mabel Anderson. Phone 511. dl* -i '~y i: 4?