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.•u 11 I K1.-' 1 V'' f-. fi 1 ft if it* & 1 W I' W» SATURDAY, September 23, 1205 STORY No. a The MISSOURI LAND LEAGUERS Being an Account of the Operations and Conviction of the Band of Land Thieves Operating in Missouri in the Early Seventies. By CAPTAIN PATRICK D. TYHRELL (Copyright, 1905. by Marion G. Scheitlin.) (Continued). Here was a pretty now-aye-ao. Arter a year's hard work had revealed a crime involving the clear theft of from 6,000, OOo to 8,000,000 acres of valuable land from the government and thousands of individuals had been robbed, the pro moters of the plot were to be restored to liberty and their former places in society because a judge claimed to have discovered a possible construction of the federal law that would attain this result. There was no claim that the land leaguers had not committed the acts with which they stood charged, but their friends claimed—and unfortunate ly they found ready support among gov ernment officials—that the discovery of this technicality justified the dismis sal of the cases. My position was that merely of the of ficer who had been largely instrumental in planning and carrying out the inves tigation at the orders of my superiors. But I was determined that the criminals should not escape if it was in my power to prevent. I had seen all the august power of government arrayed against malefactors whose crimes had been in flnitesimal compared with that of these kid-gloved conspirators, and to me it seemed a violation of every tenet 1 eternal right to allow these men to gc free because they were strong in the oouncils of their political party. I was also convinced that the judge in question was in error legally, and in support of my view I had a letter written by Assistant Secretary of State Bell to John Sherman, secretary of the treas ury, calling attention to section 5403 ol the statutes, which provided that anj person stealing or destroying any pa per, record or document from any fed eral office could be fined and imprisoned, This section covered fully the thefts There was but one recourse. In the perpetration of the big crime numerous individual offenses against state laws .- had been committed, such as forgery, perjury and obtaining money under false pretenses. We might find justice In these state courts. This was sug gested, but my superiors in Washington doubted the probability of our being able to convict in the state courts on the theory that they were even more sub ject to influence than the federal courts. Most fortunately there came to the rescue bf justice at this critical moment a man with splendid fighting ability and a deep sense of duty—Circuit Attorney ..... Harris, of St. Louis. He possessed in a marked degree the qualifications that ,: the federal prosecutors lacked. With him I went over the evidence. He leaped into the breach with a vim that was re freshing. He^was invulnerable to po litical or other influences and soon mastered and marshaled for use the freat mass of evidence. In the meantime a touch of romance had been added to the drear details of the case in Cleveland. In the office of Orlando Van Hise there had been em ployed a clerk named Mary A. johji •on. Her sister had married George •A Linn, another member of the ring. She was also a notary public, and had taken many fraudulent acknowledgments for her employer. The government had in ,•/, tended to use Mary Johnson as a witness against Van Hise, but Cupid took a hand Boon after the arrest and Van Hise and the girl were married, thus giving the government a serious setback in the prosecution of Van Hise, for a wife could Dot be used as a witness against her hus band. The dismissal of the cases in the fed eral courts and the institution in the state courts of course necessitated the rearresting of the defendants and the turnishing of new bonds. When we went to Cleveland we found that Van jHise and Linn had decamped for parts unknown, presumably Europe. The others were secured, however, and the trials were held in St. Louis, Mo. Steu .benville, O., and Clarion, Pa. Circuit Attorney Harris had mastered the evidence so thoroughly and had all the cases so well in hand that he went to Steubenville to assist in the prosecu tion of the Ohio conspirators. Robert Lindsay retained the most able lawyers he could find and every artifice known to them was employed. At the end of the first battle in court Robert L. Lind say was sentenced to serve nine years 1n the penitentiary. This term he served, minus the time allowance for good behavior. I do not know if he be alive or dead. Far be it from me in these M—ativea to seek to follow any mau toEIWRVI® BY QRPRJIR/JPATRICK D. TYRRELL. oi land patents. Besides, it had been held by the supreme court that the actual de iliTery of a patent, as with a deed, was necessary to pass title. So far as the use of their technicality "was concerned the defendants gained their point. On the construction re terred to the cases were allowed to die In the federal court by the judge who Had made the strange construction of the law. past the point where he expinted his crime in the manner prescribed by the courts. I hope he learned well the les son that education, a good position in society and poweriul political affilia tions do not palliate crime. Crime in broadcloth is still crime. The entire 22 were convicted and were sentenced to serve from two to nine years. These were the conspira tors, big and little: Robert L. Lindsay, Addison F. Burns, William Burns, Orlando Van Hise, Attorney Bliss nolle prosequied in St. Louis while Lindsay was on trial in Steubenville. In the little courtroom at Clarion, Pa., was laid the pathetic closing scene of this memorable crime. William Burns, the gray-haired father, and Addison, his son, in the prime of manhood, were tried together. Their lawyers fought a good fight but lost. After they had been found guilty by a jury they were called before the bar for sentence. I can give the exact language of the judge, for it was stenographically preserved—not a general custom in those days: "The offense committed by you is a very grave one. It was committed un Father and son were led away to solitary confinement and the curtain was rung down on the greatest con spiracy of its kind of the century. STORY No. 4 UteBiebush Band Being an Account of the Capture and Conviction of That Notorious Band of Counterfeiters of Which Fred Biebush Was the Leader. By CAPTAIN PATRICK D. TYRRELL [Copyriarht, 1905, by Marlon G. Sohettlln.] Rev. Andrew Jackson Thomas had delivered a strong sermon at the Mor gan street Methodist church in St. Louis, and at its close extended an earnest invitation for sinners to come to the "mourners' bench," seek Divine forgiveness and forsake the errors of their past lives. In the good old-fash ioned Methodist way Rev. Mr. Thomas left the pulpit at the close of the ser mon and, in a fine barytone voice, took the lead in the ringing song of invita tion to the unrepentant. The lines of the hymn as he sang them were fre quently punctuated with short im passioned appeals to those who were not known as church members. Then, to render his appeals more direct and personal, the minister started down the aisle, shaking hands with the "un profeseed," speaking an earnest word to this one and that one as he went. Rev. Mr. Thomas was the type of minister familiarly known as the re vivalist. He was about 45 years old, almost six feet tall, of robust physique. His hair and beard were brown, and his eye open and fearless. He was a uvtsy*t I vigorous and magnetic, if not polished speaker, a fine singer, a good "mixer" among all classes and apparently im bued with a sincere desire to bring sinners to repentance. He had not been in St. Louis long at the time of which I am writing. 26 years ago, but during Is residence there, by his de votion to his ministerial labors, had endonred himself the little floclr of Bingham, J. F. Richards, Benjamin F. minister importuned the wayward to Picker, Herman E. Schuster, Charles repent. Vassell, Charles Newman, John F. Nor- ris, H. R. McClellan, George W. ^elson, Thomas left the building with several Cyrus Smith, J. S. Wolfe, John Brady, members of the congregation, chat Jr. George L. Brown, Samuel C. Clark Christian men and women worshiping in the church at Morgan and Ttwenty •fourth streets. While he was passing among tho sinners in his congregation the ght on which I introduce Rev. Mr. Thom as to my readers he stopped at a pew well toward the rear of the church. The visitor was a plainly dressed man of middle age, evidently a workingman. The minister spoke a few words to I him, still grasping his hand, and there was some response by the visitor. The singing was in progress and the con versation held in undertones, so that I the words -passed between the two I were not distinguishable by those near. The incident was no different, to all George Linn, John K. Corwin, John appearances, from a score of others F. Gardiner, Samuel L. Carter, David S. in the tinS and Leo Whybark. There were 61 in- homeward paths diverged. dictments against Lindsay, 52 of which No attention had been paid the vis- der very remarkable circumstances and over the sidewalk on the east side of church that night when the The church services ended, Rev. Mr. of religious matters, until their itor at the church after the minister apparently had failed in inducing him to come to the "mourners' bench," but he had left before the services closed and had taken a rapid westerly course. As soon as the pastor separated from the members of his flock he walked well out of their sight and hearing in a leisurely way and then suddenly adopted a quick, business-like gait. Walking rapidly west to Grand avenue. ly the night, casting deep shadows seldom is crime committed which is so Grand avenue. As he approached this ^'SS'SS^PP^ valley. Personally he dealt deeply imbedded in perjury as this crime point Rev. Mr. Thomas slackened his has been. In order to make this forgery pace and became alert, peering ahead treme caution and keenness of discern, effectual, to impose upon the persons victimized, it was necessary to resort to falsehood, to impose upon notaries public and to Impose forged papers upon the officials of the United States in the land office. The evidence showed that this single transaction was interwoven with many othefs of the same kind. That these several transactions have extended oyer a period of several years during which falsehood was continually resorted to that one or the other of you have repeatedly forged instruments, imposed upon the officers of the land office and that you have repeatedly vic timized the citizefts of this common wealth is proved. In the history of the crimes of this country, there Is no one that I know of that has developed so complete a system and so skillful an intertwining of falsehood, perjury and forgery. "You had abundance of time to re flect you are both men of mature years You knew the effect of your conduct You knew that you were imposing upon the men who indicted you. You. knew that you were reaping gains in this un lawful way and that you were imposing on the department at Washington and deceiving the officials in Missouri. You knew you were unsettling the land titles in that state and giving to the citizens of this commonwealth an entirely worthless title and were getting from them as much money as you could by a system of false dealing. We regret the position you are in, and that the evidence was not such as would have warranted the jury in doing otherwise than they have. We do not desire to continue our remarks in a way to lacer ate your feelings, but it is our duty to administer the law as faithfully as we can. William Burns, I sentence you to pay a fine of $500 and to serve seven years at hard labor in the Allegheny penitentiary, and Addison Burns, the same sentence is imposed on you." into the shadows as though looking for some one. He was hot disappointed. From the opposite direction, timing his pace so that he would meet the min ister in the deepest shadows of the church, emerged the man who had oc cupied the rear pew at the evening church' service. There were no other pedestrians in sight. "Hello, Harry," said the minister in a low tone, halting. "Hello, Andy," responded the other, swinging about and falling into the preacher's stride. Glancing furtively around him, Rev. Mr.' Thomas thrust his hand under the skirt of his ministerial coat and, draw ing forth a small, heavy package, passed it quickly to his companion. No band of dealers in "coney" or counterfeit money ever gave the United States secret service more trouble than did the "Biebush gang," that operated in and trom St. Louis for more than 25 years. In fact, long before there was such a government institution as the secret service division of the treas ury department the name of Biebush was a proud one in criminal circles. It had been carried to distinction in the annals of crime by Frederick Bie bush, who was born in Prussia in 1823 and emigrated to this country when he was 21 years old. Prior to his arrival in America nothing is known of him, but his history since is a romance of he turned north. His home was in silverware, plate and jewelry. There Finney avenue, west of Grand avenue, and near the intersection of these thoroughfares the "Rock" church, an imposing Catholic edifice, loomed black- THE .OTTIMWA. CoriUErt The readers of this narrative who read my recent account of the events leading up to the attempt to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln will recall that I then made clear the different hands through which counterfeit money passes before it reaches the public. The engraver, printer, dealer, is said to have been found a good sized sack of watches. He was ar rested, but escaped punishment. At this time his permanent headquarters were established in St Louis, but his ag.ents A PASSED IT QUICKLY TO HIS COMPANION. "Harry" pocketed it as quickly as it rency, he would invariably deliver the had been passed to him. "coney" through the hands of a third "Wh-en'll I see you again?" asked party. So far as I know there is no the receiver of the package. man who can say he ever received "I can't say now be at the church "coney" from Fred Biebush except his in a few nights," replied the minister, time-tested personal agents. His rule All this had transpired in less timo against doing business with any ex than it took to crfcss Grand avenue. On the other side therfe was a low spoken good night, the minister turned into Finney avenue and his companion continued in the main thoroughfare. An hour later he was in his small room In North Sixth street. The minister went direct to his home and let him self in with a latch key. crime. His whole life was devoted to _. crime as a chosen profession, and hU. ly been an agent. McCartney was an principal pursuit naa Deen tne exact- engraver of, high rank and the new lng one of a wholesale dealer in coun terfeit money. In this business he had gained the soubriquet of the "great southwest koniacker." roeot ior tne sale oi very large quan tities of his wares. In Missouri at that time there was a state law which provided that the testimony of no man who had served a penitentiary term was admissible in the courts of the state. Fred Biebush enover and boodle carrier each has his doubtedly so that the offioers making distinct function to perform In the the arrest could "bleed" him. Never process of robbing the people. The was a malefactor more adroit In the dealer is the circulator, and, if he has use of money with public officers, po suitable plates or dies, can flood.the lice and court officers than Fred Bie country with counterfeit money long bush. One of his favorite methods of after every engraver or die cutter in escaping conviction was to "railroad" the business is behind prison bars. the state's witness out of the way by To the business of dealing in "coney" use of money or his secret power over Biebueh had devoted His time and them. After one arrest there was genius, yet he found leisure to act as found in his possession letters from a receiver of stolen goods, and was the different members of the secret service patron and financial backer of thieves offering to stand by him and help him and burglars. He furnished the en- out of trouble, of course for a consid gravtvs of counterfeit plates with oap- eration. I am glad to say that such ital, helped produce the plates,' bought operatives in the service, rapidly grew plates, bought presses, ink and paper, fewer. and then found trustworthy men to His wealth and power were also ln act as his agents in the circulation dlcated by the finding In his possession of the spurious currency. For 30 years at another time of notes for an aggre he had followed his chosen calling with sate amount of $60,000, signed by prom unequaled success, his bold and profit- inent citizens of St. Louis. He could able operations extending from Illinois command the most powerful politicians •to Texas. Within a year of his arrival in the United States Fred1 iBebush began his criminal career. He was then a broad shouldered man of fine physical ap pearance. The year 1850 found him keeping a saloon called the War Eagle,, after a famous steamboat of ante-1 bellum days, in Third street, St.. Louis.! His place was frequented by river men of the better class, for he was a jovial ohap and a good business man as well. I am not familiar with the way in which suspicion first attached to him, but one day the St. Louis police raided his saloon, and, buried in the walls, they found an immense lot of stolen worked throughout the entire at wtolesale onl^ negotiating with ex- was familiar with this provision and 'n business as the laws of the Medes and Persians—never to deal directly with any man vfho could not prove he had been a convict. And he went even further toward the extreme of caution, for while he would negotiate in person for the sale of counterfeit money with an ex-convict and would receive from such a one the honest money in payment for the bogus cur- cept ex-convicts was the thing that rendered it practically impossible to convict him. Besides observing the precautions mentioned, he usually suc ceeded in bringing his subordinates under his power so that his safety was theirs. For 25 years he pursued hia criminal career unpunished. Before the present system of n&tMMp al banks was established Biebush fiouiw ished wonderfully in his operations in the counterfeits of the bills of the old state banks. He did no manufactur ing in those days, but from his head quarters in St. Lruis he jobbed the "coney* ii# enormous quantities all over the country through such distinguished dealers as Nelson Driggs, Louis Sleight and others, the amount of representa tive dollars running into the hundreds of thousands. In this way he accumu lated a large fortune. Then he went into the manufacturing business hi my self. Not being an engraver nor a printer, he had to hire these artisans, and soon formed a partnership with John Peter McCartney, for whom he had former- criminal team was a strong one. Mc Cartney^ did the engraving and Bie bush superintended the printing and circulating. Later he acquired, plate% and state officers. followed one rule—as Immutable in bis 's'an^' °PPos'te the town of Venice, in the Mississippi river. There she met her husband in a corn field. Biebush retiring to a hut in which he had taken shelter. The hut was surround ed and several shots fired to frighten the fugitive out. The shots were re turned by the counterfeiter. Then the hut was fired. Biebush rushed out and made a mad dash for liberty, but 7**"^ .-? f7.VC W vvv. SO Vr "*b TO -rp At the eed of the civil war Col. H. C. Whitley was appointed in charge of the newly organised secret service and determined to bring such criminals as iTred Biebush. "Pete" McCartnev. John FREDERICK BIEBUSH. Hart, "Bill" Burney, Thomas Hale and other notorious counterfeiters to jus tice. Operative John Eagan was put in charge of the St. Louis district, and, after much work, arrested Biebush for selling counterfeit money. Tagan pushed the case with a vi« or unknown to Biebush, forced the prisoner to early trial, and succeeded in having him sen tenced to ten years hi the penitentiary, The wily old German stayed behind the bars exactly one-half that many months, when he returned to St. Louis and resumed operations. Under the direction of Col. Whitley a "stool pigeon" named McCnbe was sent to Biebush and succeeded in pay ing him marked money for "coney." Biebush was arrested again in 1869, re leased on bail, and brought to trial. He had, as usual, "fixed" the government's witnesses and thought he was again to escape. In the meantime, however, William Shelley had been caught in the act of engraving a plate. The se cret service learned that he had re cently come from St. Louis, where he had made some plates for Biebush. Shelley was induced to return to St. Louis and tell his story in court. When Biebush appeared in court he was sud denly brought face to face with Shel ley, and his bravado failed him for the first time. He escaped from the court room, forfeiting $20,000 bail, and dis appeared. Secret service operatives were put on his trail. A close watch was kept on the movements of Mrs. Biebush, who, a day or so waa engraved by such high-class cutters as ppr\ T) rPTnrATT niro SSne'Swt trTS? KtMUtK 1 JjJtj His fortune grew by tremendous leaps. irAliLD He was arrested 50 times in all but' the early arrests never resulted in con victjcin for two reasons—his caution with whom he dealt and his wealth. Many times he *was arrested un- traced to Cabaret JOHN MEYERS, ALIAS BILL." was caught at a high fence, and, after being manacled, taken back to St. Louis. Once more he was tried, and in December, 1870, he was sentenced to 15 years in the Missouri peniten tiary. He ser.ved five years and was again pardoned, returning to St. Louis to re sume not only his old calling, but to set up as a dealer in high-class bur glars' tools. John Eagan had retired from the secret service to private lifs and I was transferrd to the St. Louis district from Chicago to manage the pursuit of Biebush. -v ^r-j JOHN PROUD PASSES AWAY AT THE HOME OF HIS DAUGHTER, MRS. JOSEPH ROWELL. Was 87 Years of Age—George Norton Dies at His Home in South Ottumwa —Funerals of Late Enos Lewis and Thomas McGlothlen Today. From Friday's Daily. John Proud, for twenty-three years a highly esteemed resident of Wap ell county, passed away last evening at 5:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Rowell, two miles east of Ottumwa, at the age of 87 years. The funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist Episco pal church at Kirkville Saturday after noon at 2 o'clock and interment will be made in the Westview cemetery. Mr. Proud was born in England on March 14, 1818, and was married to Miss Hannah Walker at Gretna Green in 1842. They located in Illinois in 1881 and the following year removed to Kirkville where Mrs. Proud died in 1883. He is survived by two sons and four daughters, Henry and Thomas Proud, who reside north of Ottumwa Mrs. Catherine Griffin, Wyoming Mrs. Joseph Rowell, Mrs. Dorothea Light on and Mrs. Margaret Richardson, of England. At the funeral services Sat urday, the pall bearers will be six of the grandsons of Mr. Joseph ProUd, Joseph Proud Jr., Glen Proud, Edwin Proud, Ernest Proud, Matthew Row ell and William Rowell. George Norton Dies. George Norton, a well known and esteemed resident of South Ottumwa passed away at his home corner of Ferry and First streets at 12:30 o'clock this morning, at the age of 45 years. The funeral services will be conducted from the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. J. Shook, pastor of the Willard Street Methodist Episcopal church officiat ing. Interment will be made in the Ottumwa cemetery. McGlothlen Obsequies. The funeral services of the late Thomas D. McGlothlen, who died at the home of his son Jacob L. Mc Glothlen, corner of Mary and Webster streets, yesterday morning at the age of 88 years, were conducted from the Davis Street Christian church this morning at 11:30 o'clock, Rev. W. J. Lockhart, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. Interment was made in the McGlothlen cemetery, five miles east of Eddyville. Funeral of Enos Lewis. The funeral services of the late Enos Lewis, who died at the home of his adopted son, E. G. Allen, 351 North Clay street, Thursday morning, were conducted from the residence this aft ernoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. W. J. Lock hart, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. Interment Was made in the Smith cemetery ten miles west of Ottumwa. Funeral Today. The remains of Warren B., little son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hawthorne, 122 Cherry street, who died last Wednes day, were taken to Prescott on Burling ton No. 3 this morning, where the fu neral services were held at the United Brethren church at 2 o'clock this after noon. The following accompanied the remains: Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Haw thorne, Miss Bessie Brown of Aledo, 111., Miss Grace Claypool of Creston, and Burt Davidson of Joy, 111. Irene Sayler Dead. Word has been received in this city of the death of Irene Sayler, the 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sayler of Tecumseh, O. T. ^Vtr. and Mrs. Sayler formerly resided in Ottumwa and the relatives and friends in this city extend to the family their sincerest sympathy. Mrs. Cunningham Dies. Mrs. Bertha Cunningham wife of E\ Cunningham of Eldon, died at 9 o'clock last evening. She lately re turned from Chickasha, I. T., where she had gone for her health. She died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Enyart. Interment will be at Agency Sunday September 24. TODAY'S MARKETS. CHICAGO MARKETS. This market is furnished by the Cas sidy Commission company, members Chicago board of trade. Local office rooms 28 and 30, Hofmann block. E. C. French, local manager. Wheat Open High Low Close Sept. .. .84% .85% .84% .85% Dec. .. ... .84% .85% .84% .85% May ".. ... .86% .87% .86% .87% Corn- Sept. .. .52 .52% .52 .52% Dec. .. ... .45% .45% .44% .45% May .. ... .44% •45% .44 .44% Oats- I (Continued in Next Issue.) The old settle^ do not call it lying. Sept. .. .28% .28% .28% .28% Dec. .. ... .28% .29% .28% .29% May .. ... .30% .31% .30% .31 Pork- Sept. .. .15.50 15.50 Oct. .. .14.95 14.95 14.90 14.90 Jan. .. .12.35 12.40 12.35 12.37 Lard- "HOOSIER Sept. 7.70 Oct. .. 7.65 7.72 7.C5 7.70 Jan. .. 6.77 6.80 6.77 6.77 Short Ribs— Sept. .. Oct. .. 8.67 8.67 8.65 8.67 Jan. .. 6.47 6.50 6.47 6.50 Northwestern Receiots. Today. Last wk. Last yr. Duluth 395 259 386 Minneapolis .568 490 525 Receipts Today. Wheat, 50 cars corn, 347 cars oats, 223 cars. Estimated Receipts Tomorrow. Wheat, 35 cars corn, 345 cars oats. 271 cars. Primary Reoelpts. Wheat today, 1,255,000 bushels and last year 1,244.000 bushels corn today. 621,000 bushels, ai\d last year 644,000 bushels. Chicago Poultry Market. Chicago, Sept. 22.—Poultry, live, steady turkeys, 16 chickens, 11% springs, 11. Peoria Produce Market. Peoria, Sept. 22.—Corn No. 3. 529i. .. .. ,-•• ..'•••. 'i Vi..- ,-VS*: JOHN, LEE DIES' aged father of a. w. i.ee I PASSES AWAY AT IOWA CI TV HOSPITAL. Death Occurred Wednesday Night After a Short Illness—Came to Iowa, in 1853—Was a Pioneer—Funeral at Muscatine. From Friday's Daily. John B. Lee, father of A. W. Lee,'' father of A. W. Lee, publisher of tho Courier, died Wednesday night at It o'clock in Iowa City hospital, to which place he was tauen early yesterday morning. Mr. Lee had been ill but a short time, although his health has' been poorly for some time past. He was taken seriously 111, however, in the afternoon of Tuesday, and his removal to the hospital yesterday was thought necessary. The remains will be taken to Muscatine Saturday morning, and the funeral services will be held In the Musser Memorial chapel at the ceme* tery there in the afternoon. Born In Maryland. John B. Lee was born in Hartford county, Md., in 1820, and comes of pa triotic and fighting stock. His grand father, Parker, Hall Lee, was captain of a cavalry company in the Revolution, ary war and his father, William D. Lee was captain of a cavalry company in the war of 1812. In 1837 John B. Lee, a stripling youth of seventeen, was attending. school at the boarding academy at the country town of Belair, Md. One Sat urday evening he went to his home six miles distant and there met two young merchants from the Ohio river. In talking with these visitors at hia Maryland home, the youthful Lea caught the western fever and in less than a week started for the then fron« tier settlements of the Ohio river. Came to Iowa In 1850. In 1850, accompanied by Mrs. LeeJ he moved from Ohio to Philadelphia and in 1853 they decided to again take up their home on the frontier by emi grating to Iowa. They arrived in Must catine on Sunday, Jun'e 28, 1853. Was In Government Service. Mr. Lee belonged to the southern branch of the Lee family and his fath er wa3 Since that time Mr. Lee has been making his home with his children. Three sons, Joseph J. Lee and Isaaa .Lee, of Iowa City, and A. W. Leej of this city, and two daughters, Mrs. John Manin, of juvanston, 111., and Mrs L. J. Loomis, of Chilllcothe, Mo., sur* vive. Mrs. Mahln arrived in Iowa City last evening shortly after the death of hep father. Mr. Lee, who has been visit-' lng In various parts of Canada, will arrive in Iowa City tomorrow. Mrs^ Loomis is in Anaconda, Mont., and it is thought will not be able to attend the funeral. The loss of John B. Lee will keenly felt by his many friends in this city. His was the lue of a true Christ tian man, quick to give sympathy where necessary, a kind man (to hii friends and neighborly with his every acquaintance. He had been a consists ent member for many years of th«| Methodist Episcopal church. MARKETS BY ASSOCIATED PRESa Chicago Live Stock. Chicago, Sept. 22.— Cattle, receipts, 5,500 slow, steady beeves, $3.60®, 6.25 cows, $email@example.com stockers, $2.40 @4.50. Hogs Receipts, 15,000 strong, shade higher mixed butcl.ers, $5.20© 5.80 good heavy,. $firstname.lastname@example.org roug'i heavy, $email@example.com light, $firstname.lastname@example.org bulk of sale, $email@example.com. Sheep Receipts, 12,000 steady, $firstname.lastname@example.org lambs, $4.25@7.£5. Chicago Produce Market, Chicago, Sept. 22.—Wheat No. 2 red, 86%@87% No. 3 red, 84@86% No. 3 hard, 85@89 No. 3 hard, 82@86 Dec opened, 84% highest, 85% lowest, 84%@84% closing, 85%. Corn—No. 2, 52% No. 3, 52@52%: No. 2 white, 53@53%: No. 3 white, 52% @53 No. 2 yellow, 53% No. 3 yellow, E3%@53% Dec. opened, 45@45%: highest, 45% lowest, 44%@45 clos ing, 45%. Oats—No. 2, 27% No. S, 27 No. tr 1 a slave, holder, owning twenty slaves at the time of his death in 1823^ but it is a notable fact that these slaves were all given their freedom by the will left by the deceased. Thought he had numerous relatives in the confederate army, Mr. Lee was a strong union man and ah abolitionist. At tho breaking out of the war he went to Iowa City to the recruiting office ta enlist, but was rejected on account ol physical disability. Being determined to serve his country during that trying period, he -*vent to Cincinnati, Ohio., and entered the government transporl service on the steamboats plying tha Ohio, Wabash, Cumberland and Ten« nessee rivers. He passed through some dangerous and exciting experi' ences in this service and was absent from home about three years. Mri Lee removed to Iowa City from a farm close by, having been elected to tha office of recorder in 1865. He after wards went into business. Then he removed to Muscatine where he lived until the death of Mrs. Lee, which oo curred July 15, 1904. 8 white, 30%@30% ..No. 3 white, 28%©. 29% Dec. opened, 28%@29 highest,! 29%@29% lowest, 28%@28% clos ing, 29%. Pork—Sept., $15.50 Jan., $12.37. Lard—Sept., $7.70 Jan., $email@example.com. Ribs—Sept., $8.65 Jan., $6.50. Rye—Cash, 70%. Flax—Cash, 92@98%. .Clover—bash, $12.00. Barley—Cash, 36@52. Timothy—Sept., $3.55. Chicago Butter and Egg Market. Chicago, Sept. 22.—Butter, steady: creameries, 17@20% dairies, 17® 18%. Eggs—Steady, 15%@17%. New York Poultry Market, New York, Sept. 22.—Poultry, weak! chickens, 11@12% fowls, 14 turkeys 34@14%. St. Louis Produce market. St. Louis, Sept. 22.—Wheat, Cash, 85% @88% Dec., 83%. Corn—Cash, 53 Dec., 42%, Oct—Cash, 28 Dec., 27^.