W.B. MAHANNAH

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the of assessors eht to three committee in the economic institutions At other The within adjoining determined away. Important Happenings of the Week in the State of Iowa, CHARGED WITH BIG ROBBERY Former Kvpress .Messenger 1,'iider Arrest at liurllnjftoii--Attorney General M u l l Kenclert an important Ueeision--(io\eru- »r Cummins Speaks at Minneapolis. Burlington, May 1.--W. B. Mahannah, Mahannah, formerly an express messenger, has been arrested here by government secret service men. His arrest is said to be in connection with the of a $20,000 package consigned from a Chicago bank to this city. The arrest arrest followed an attempt to get the government to redeem the money that was partly burned. The arrest was made by United States Marshal Christian, who took Mahanna to Fort Madison and lodged him in jail. Bond in the sum of $5,000 was furnished by friends, and he was released. Mahanna is charged with making false claim to obtain payment of $2,000, alleged partly destroyed destroyed by fire at his home on 20. Secret service men have been working on the case quite a while. is the geneial opinion that the ical move for Mahannah's aiiest was to get him into custody in order to sv. him on the question of the $20,000 express robbery that occurred between Burlington and Chicago a year ago last August. Mahannah and his partner, Koett, iave long been suspected ot knowledge knowledge of the crime, but detectives not prove anything, so theie was no excuse for the arrest. Government officials deny that the express robbery robbery has anything to do with the matter, but it looks as if there was a powerful motive behind the arrest that the mere matter of mutilated money. Mahannah and his paitr-fr, Koett, were employes of the Adams Express company at the time of the robbery. The former worked for the Adams JSxpress company on the Burlington Burlington St. Louis, and the latter night agent at the union depot. Several Several months after the robbery the quit and started a cigar factory here on a big scale, lived extravagantly spent lots of money. It is thought they have been under constant surveillance surveillance of detectives of the express company, but neither showed signs of fear. On the night of March 20 .Mahannah's .Mahannah's home was near!} destroyed by fire and a book in a trunk containing ?2,000 was touched by the flames. Mahannah sent the mutilated money in for redemption, which aroused an investigation that c u l m i n a t e arrest yesterday. The arrest was made quietly and the public was not aware of it until last night.

Clipped from The Humeston New Era07 May 1902, WedPage 8

The Humeston New Era (Humeston, Iowa)07 May 1902, WedPage 8
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