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PLAIN DEALER TUESDAY, JULY £13. 1909 BY MEAD PUBLISHING CO. Official Paper of City and County TAFT AT H. TiCOiJDEROGA GOV. HUGHES OF NEW YORK ALSO MAKES A SPEECH. President and Other Notables Take Part in the Lake Champlain Ter centenary Celebration. Ticonderoga, N. Y., July 6.—This was tho great day of the Lake Cham plain tercentenary at the southern end ot the lake. Early In the day a bat tery of field pieces on the summit of Mt. Independence, opposite old Fort Ticonderoga, thundered forth presi dential and gubernatorial salutes, tell ing that President Taft and Gov Hughes and their parties had arrived. The distinguished guests were taken at once to tho old Pell mansion and entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. P. Pell, of New York city, who own also the old fort and are having it restored at a cost of about $500,000. Already the restoration of the west barracks has been completed, and there, where Ethan Allen made his famous demand of the English com mandant for the surrender of the fort "in the name of the Great Jehovah and the continental congress," the ex ercises of the day were conducted. Near by, in a big glass frame, lies the hull of the schooner Revenge, one of Benedict Arnold's fleet that was burned by the British and recently raised from the bottom of the lake. An especially interesting feature ot the exercises was a sham battle fought along the old French lines of the fort by soldiers of the Second reg iment, N. Y. N. G. The artificial is land and its pageants of Indian life and warfare, used yesterday at Crown Point, and brought here today, also attracted much attention. The chief addresses were by Speaker Cannon and Hamilton Mabie. The presidential party and other notable guests were entertained at dinner at the Pell mansion, and this evening the pageant will be repeated and an immense bonfire will be light ed on Mount Defiance. SUFFRAGETS SEEK MRS. POTTEft. Minn. U. Professor May Become Sec retary of Body. Seattle, Wash., July 6.—The nation al convention of the National Woman Suffrage association yesterday elected the following oflicers: President, Rev. Anna H. Shaw, Moy lan, Pa. First vice president, Mrs. Rachel Foster Avery, Swarthmore, Pa. Second vice president, Mrs. Flor ence Kelley, New York. Corresponding secretary, Miss Kate M. Gordon, New Orleans. Recording secretary, Mrs. Ella S. Stewart, Chicago. Treasurer, Mrs. Harriet Taylor Up ton, Warren, O. First auditor, Miss Laura Claym, Lexington, Ky. Second auditor, Miss Alice Stone Blackwell, Boston. Secretary Gordon accepted re-elec tion unwillingly, with the understand ing that she might resign after a few months. The national leaders hope that Prof. Frances Squire Potter may be induced to leave the University of Minnesota and give all her time to the office of corresponding secretary at the New York headquarters to be established, succeeding Miss Gordon, who will give all her time to the Louisiana state association. The question of the next- convention city was left to the general officers for decision. The candidates were Sioux Falls, S. D., and Washington, D. C. The general officers have recom mended Washington to the conven tion, but when their choice was made the financial inducements offered by the Sioux Falls business men had not been submitted, in the convention the argument that to hold the nation al convention in Sioux Falls Just be fore election would swing South Da kota into the suffrage column was very effective. The matter did not come to a vote, however, a motion to refer to the general officers prevailing. PUTTING HIM WISE. Reggy—Yeas, weally, while I wan In New York 1 spent much of my time in the subway and the river tunnels. Big bores always interest me, you know. Peggy (glancing at clock)—Well— •r—big bores don't Interest me. What She Didn't Tell. She never told her love 1 'Twas time to go, But father, from above. Soon let him know. —Detroit Free Press. Not Educated. "Why don't you have Balder In your Shakespeare class?" "He's no good. Why, he can't eves •Ing or dance!"—New York HeraUL "I ELMER JAMISON. (Murdored man.) HUGGED baby close and thought of my dead' parents, shot down by the husband at rrvy side, as I rode with him all night and begged for my life and the life of my haby." And then Mrs. Cal Littlepage of Valley Junction broke into tears and told of the most shocking tragedy in central Iowa in recent years. Cal Littlepage, a Tennessee moun taineer, came to Iowa a few years ago and married the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jamison, living on a farm near Boonevllle. Because he treated her cruelly she secured' a divorce and the custody of their little child. After making threats that he would cause trouble unless she returned to T,HE KILLS PARENTS OF DIVORCED WIFE AND ENDS HIS OWN LIFE WHEN POSSE IS NEAR Forces Woman and Babe Into Buggy and After an All Night Drive Murderer Finally Relents and Spares Their Lines. 0TT1IMWA WOMAN ENDS HER LIFE IN ALBIA COORT HOUSE Miss Emllyn Kester Shoots Herselt Through the Hurt, Preferring Death to a Mess Life. MISS EM1LYN KISSTBR. crack of a revolver, a scream and Miss Emllyn Kester of Ot tumwa fell dying in the rest room at the Albia court house, shot through the heart by her own hand. No one knows why this beautiful woman of thirty should have taken her own life, unless it was because of a lover's quarrel with Clarence W. Diltz, assistant engineer of the city of Ottumwa, who waa with he! and to whom she had told her friends she ex pected to be married in a year. MisB:Kester was born in Albia, of a prominent family. The last year she had been employed as bookkeeper for 104 Plain Dealers for $1 MRS. CAL LITTLEPAGE. (Wjfe of murderer.) him, Littlepage crept tip to the Jam.1 son home and from the shelter of a" fence shot down Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jamison, the lather and mother of his former wife, in cold blood. Then he fired at her and missed. As she hnlted and begged for mercy, he granted her request, and hitching up a team belonging to the dead Jamison, put his wit'e and baby in the buggy and started on an all-night drive. Probably he intended to kill them both and then escape, hut her pleadings were too much for even h,is blood thirsty heart, for after driving unt.il late into the night he left her at the home of a friend, gave ner $10 for the haby, and departed. W. H. Cooper At Son of Ottumwa and had made a home for her widowed mother. Her journey to Albia with Diltz was for the purpose of collecting a debt. In her handbag were two revolvers, her own, a present from Diltz last winter, and his revolver, which she was carrying for hiin. It was his re volver she used to end her unhappy existence. Diltz had planned to leave soon for the west to secure a new position and it js thought that she feared she would never see him again, and there fore preferred death a loveless Ufe. %IMtUUtUtUUttUIUiUUMMI *3* & J3 MRS. ELMER JAMISON. (Murdered woman.) Early in the morning his dead body was found near Valley Junction, a bul let througn his head and his two auto matic revolvers and rifle nearby. Ho had cheated the law and the pursuing posses by suicide. During the n.ight hundreds of men were on his trail and in one Instance he passed through a posse, but the officers dare not try to take him by force for fear that the woman and baby would be killed in the ensuing fight. "I think my tears and pleadings dur ing the night for the life of baby saved my own life," said Mrs. Littlepage, "but my experience has ruined my health." GENERAL J. F. BELL COMING Head of the Army Wilt Review Troopt at Big Tournament at Des Moines. Major General James Franklin Bell, chief of staff of the United States army, will be Jn Des Moines in Sep tember to review the 5,000 regular troops which will participate in the tournament at the state fair grounds. General Bell won his spurs in the Philippines. Going there at the open ing of the insurrection, he won d'is- r.rrrrnvTn=gwnrr4 ire* aarrnTSwrnest GENERAL J. P. BELL. tinctjon and a medal of honor as a captain. His scouts were known as "Bell's Suicide Club," and he took these fearless men everywhere. He won various volunteer promotions and finally was made chief of staff when a brigadier general in the regular estab lishment. -Later he was given the oth er star. General Bell will be in Des Moines with his staff and review the assem bled troops of all. branches of the ser vice on a downtown street. This will be on the first day of the tournament and will be the official start. WORK ON BIG COLISEUM Tower Erected to Handle Big Blocks of Concrete at Des Moines. A tower ninety-six feet tall has been erected of heavy timbers on the river bank at Des Moines and will be used' in the construction of the mam moth coliseum which will be erected to house big conventions, national horse and stock shows and other huge entertainments. This big tower, with Its swinging arm, will be one of the notable sights In the capital city unt.il the structure Is completed. Iowa politicians expect to make a fight for one of the next na tional conventions, now that they have a place in the state to hold It. A Night Rider's Raid. The worst night riders are calomel, croton oil or aloes.pills. They raid your bed to rob you of rest. Not so with Dr. King's New Life Pills. They never distrese or inconvenience, but always cleanss the system, curing colds, Head ache, Constipation, Malaria, 25c at P. A. Clemmer s. THE CHILDREN LIKE IT KENNEDY'S LAXATIVE COUGH SYRUP BETZVME TALES Uncle Ashdod Clute's Last Breath By Ellis Parker Builer^ AtxHior ofTPigs is Pids" Efc* ILLUSTRATED By It Is a terrible thing to have a life long enemy—so my TJncle Ashdod Clute of Betzville says—and we who have none should be thankful. Last Thursday TJncle Ashdod nearly per ished through an enmity that culmi nated on that day. When Uncle Ashdod was a boy of 11 he began fishing in Mud creek, and the very first time he threw In his hook he caught a pike, but when he pulled it out it was such a thin, small, miserable little skimp of a fish that he was as mad as hops, and he stood right up and told the pike what he thought of it and then slammed It back into the creek, and thought no more about it. But that pike did. A pike Is the most vindictive kind of fish terribly vindictive and never forgets an injury. Year after year that pike lay low and nursed its an ger and planned revenge, and poor Uncle Ashdod knew nothing about it. He never suspected it in the least, he says. He would have treated that pike the same as he would have treated any other fish, if he had met it, he says. Things went along that way for 52 years, with Uncle Ashdod Clute think ing nothing at all. and the pike gnaw ing its cankerous heart out for a chance of revenge, and last Thursday it thought it saw its chance. There was Uncle Ashdod sitting on the bank of tho creek with his pole stuck In the mud beside him, when suddenly there came a cloud-burst a mile or so up the creek and almost Instantly the creek began to rise by leaps and bounds. Before Uncle Ash dod, who Isn't as spry as he used to be, could get to his feet the creek was up to his knees, and there In the water was the monstrous big pike dashing and slashing at him with its jaws wide open, and leaping out of the water in a frenzied attempt to catch Uncle Ashdod by the neck and drag him down to death. Any pike can leap like a deer, but this pike was a wonderful leaper, and Uncle Ashdod saw there was only one chance for his life, nnd that was to climb a tree. So he made a dash for a big pine and jumped for the lower limbs, and all the time the water was rising, and no matter how fast he climbed the tree the water rose as fast and there was the big pike right facing him and gnashing its teeth. Every moment the pike would make a leap, and before It could fall back into the water the water would overtake It. In that way Uncle Ashdod climbed the tree, with the creek and the pike never three feet behind him, until it began to look as If he would run out of tree before the creek began to go down, and he knew that If he reached the top of the pine and the water kept on rising the pike would swim In and complete the deed It had set Its heart on. But just as he reached the top the water began to fall as rapidly as it had risen, and the pike gave one cry of futile anger and made a last enor mous leap and grabbed Uncle Ashdod by his long gray whiskers which were blowing out over the topmost limb, and at that moment Uncle Ashdod fainted and dropped. If it hadn't been for the pike Uncle Ashdod would have been dashed to death, but once a pike gets hold it is like a bull-dog It never lets go. So there they hung by his whiskers, one on one side of the limb and one on the other, like a pair of saddle bags, until Uncle Ashdod re covered from his faint. Then there was a terrible battle. Uncle Ashdod put up his hands and took a good hold of the limb, and be gan to kick the lower end of the pike, and the pike tightened its grip on Uncle Ashdod's whiskers and began to slash at his legs with its cruel bony tail. It lookod like about an even fight, for if Uncle Ar.hdod had boots on, the pike had tough scales, and there they fought, face to face. Un cle Ashdod said he never In his life PETER NEWELL 'h ^3* "Creepy Mouse, Creepy Mouse, Tickle y, Tickley, Tickleyl" saw anything so awful as the look In that pike's eyes as it hung there. Already Uncle Ashdod's boots were slashed to strips and every blow of the pike's tall cutting him to the bone, while he hadn't seemed to make any Impression on the tail of the pike, and he was giving himself up for lost. He didn't have a knife or any sort of weapon to aid him. And then, as a Bort of last resort, he took one hand from the limb and tickled the pike in the ribs. Uncle Ashdod says he had never heard that pikes were ticklish, but he had never heard that they were not, either, and when a man is on the verge of death he will try anything as a last resort, so he thought he might as well try tickling the pike as any thing else. Well, at first the pike seemed more amused than anything else. It sort of screwed up the corners of its mouth and grinned, but in a minute or two it began to chuckle Inwardly. So Uncle Ashdod kept right on tickling It. He says it was the most weird thing he ever saw In his life, to see that pike chuckling away as if it was in the best humor and at the same time glaring at him hatefully with its eyes. So he tickled it a little harder and it began to gasp between its teeth but it did not loosen Its hold on his beard in the least. 8o he tickled it a little harder and said: "Ketchy ketchy-ketchy." Well, that was too much for that pike. Its sides began to heave and palpitate with laughter, and its tall curled up and it tried to throw its head back the way a man does when he hears an awfully good one and is going to give a mighty hearty laugh, and It began to gasp. When that happened Uncle Ashdod says he began to have hope, and he pulled his finger back and sort of cork-screwed it toward the pike and said: "Creepy mouse, creepy mouse, tickely, tlckely, tickely!" At the last "tickely" he says he dug his finger Into the ribs of the pike, and the pike seemed to simply double all up with laughter, and sud denly It opened Its mouth and shout ed: "Ha! Ha! Ha!" and turned blue in the face and fell spang to the ground as dead as a door-nail. Uncle Ashford says that of course he hated to take life In that way, but he was sort of forced to do it in self-defense. I asked him what he really thought of the fight and he said he was still too wrought up to Bay. I asked him what he thought the pike thought of a fight of that kind, and he said he guessed the pike liked It he said the pike seemed tickled to death. (Copyright, 1809, by W. Q. American Loan and Investment Co. OJEtESCO, IOWA C. Wkhster, Pres. C. W. Kki », Vice-Pres. S? H. F. Davis, Secictar Owner and l'ro|iiiclot ol the t.nl\ I oni 1 .lei 8E OF ABsfRA'T Blill IS in Ilowatd County Abstracts of Title to Lauds and '1 own Lots furnished on short notice. Special advantages for making l-aim Loans and selling Keal Estate. wm Chapmaa.) Sees Mother Grow Young. "It would be hard to overstate the wonderful change in my mother since she began to use Electric Bitter, writes Mrs. W. L. Gilpatrick of Dan forth, Me. "Although past 70 she seems really to be growing younger again. She suffered untold misery from dyspepsia for 20 years. At last she could neither eat, drink or sleep. Doc tors gave her up and all remedies failed till Electric. Bitters worked such won ders for her health." 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