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Weekly Herald-Despatch, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1894, Decatur, Illinois STRIKERS TROUBLESOME held of the i n I v K 1 P i- i 1 u THE SITUATION IS UNIMPROVED Hi lowil of tit DECATUR ILL SATURDAY JULY 14 49 CREEKMUR CLEARED the engine men quit the of road without notice and in tha face of fact that they had a contract which re- were no differences between he management and the engine men nd that whole could be ry IV u quired them to give thirty notice up in the abort statement that ill of the former employes had anly resigned their positions COMPANY'S SIDE STRIKE PER YEAR -o Uin Joined tli nt of the va ion MM re- IIP uu up no com- I thw com- I I i ir en lust to the up nt fur the strike n 1 were of ys on- t but il They miy ERS ruled i il nub tufn When no to put jour Hand MO not thare yards 80019 troops the riot a mid They lit fur time in i to taku their could run tue ulf in it limn to cluing This routed thu in u burry out they Inter when in other of the yard nnd threw cum of soldiers train oSf the truck they tied and re- moved to other Down n the H number of oil he truck to block traffic police emit there but when they arrived Mioux City thut ure thu property ot tbe railroads at that joint They have the trains of three up thoro The police aad y showed some Dim ia moving but the force ia not nearly to with such great It IB vory that troops wi IIB Boot thore from some to morrow At III there are in thero by Alton oi tant company the engineers that if don't report for duty to-morrow will bo tilled inun mid will be to toe of Uo liui duty or the rensou why ho behind bo Hint perilling in i rii to trains if it the to do it poiut running roady HIM too that ml I hold in i1 I n und -i tl to I cf tn in l row pji i t i d iv to f ir n Hurry I nnn tt IB boon in il by of Jin 11 Inn i vaa ti in ul to day i t th i Hi 111 1 f thu OL i A Td VHf t nt 1 A 1 tfo bv I Ilio to j tho money in the y clerk The wo Mid their been in thp They forced on tw n nuJ ID on to tho main u and HIP lock on Uio oil t the tn up hui CUrl the if lust in the unto Tho that in forcing j urd drilling holes in tha nil o i i yu I I liy roil tin UK own rii tu unit got ht him to hp win inn from m-d in In deliver hi hero last will tu HI J Muit an Economize Baking to the exclusion agents The official greater in leavening r powders It has three strength oi many of the i pi- in make bread biscuit and n is lui or butter spoiled ri heavy sour and uneatable food because times arc dull ii old stock or low brands of Decline to buy them During s all desire to be economical and is the most ical Baking Powder y- h r r company an- ot and More -n in been attempted the day i i nnd there waa no liny indication of trouble un part ot strikers H uf freight hoa not at- 1 to nor to the railroad n liny more of the former ot road than have beec u the for the past week unc have to u man shown their by from the M right ot wny The freight that there waa no on tho old employee had al boen they were no longer in of the company They had refused to me within the limit of time by the company and was nothing more to than from men who hu never employed by the The company did to miy that all trains were the unfailing regularity noticed before the walkout but said lime all that was to to the normal conditions Will Freight Lawis the local freight agent n all Decatur shippers that the company would re- for all local and for very to oil connecting lines except i Agent Lewis said to a re- ii it toe Toe doors will be opened i for the usual to Chicago The Worh two were Qt a the yards here A number of smiled and that they saw a ot resuming business which tad own blocked since the ot the the Standard Oi i ii i that he not been able to for eleven days from Shelby and t away lands eat rday h had curs spotted nt and had received notice would be promptly Ait to tho Condition oT tint Hi Movement ot plam truth said one con- with the Wabash that w in Decatur than else The men on the west side of tha have all applied for work and rendy to take out their trains I know all about the sit- there but I know that the telegraph stations which were have been and that canny new offices have been added This would indicate that the road ia in shape to do business there I un- that they accepting there for all points except I have been told that ot the 150 engine men who charged by reason ot were their there dis- refusal to take out trains for the company only twenty were again employed and that the remainder connot be made use of at present It IB of course that most of them will never get batik in the dinary course of things Likewise everything is running oni the division between Chicago and Detroit There ia Will Show Whether or not the can cio tha business it hiu of doing They say that they cur run all freights It they do so successfully und keep doing it then we must conclude that the strike is over and them ore several men out of a job If they do not succeed m this then the utmost ws can conclude H that the question ia not yet mined because we have been unable from the beginning to see any sign oE compromise from the road's ters MARRIED NOT GUILTY End ol the Murder Accused Man to His Home and Ho Saya About It no of any kind o Detroit All Wabash mm on the De roit division have work md OD tbe eastern divis rille to Toledo the for w ust in this section tha he most trouble lately has at Peru lad fittee crews than it requires Id rk in from Dan men have It is we have had Tbe road now more engine or the present These len are being in reserve simply well known to many u 88 many men nere as wi It io A little what tbe road most or it is a fact that we have need to run that dam this dis- now is a set of but the EO fast that we for long Of ot the meu baa he road I have resumption It seems ieve anything i will see in the press to convince applications are going it will not be course I knew that mat will not believe that the taken place on parts of spoken of They are ap ing to think tha has been that they will not b except what they get tn aver within a few sLipper cm tbe bad alai m and been tha would be re- ved MOVED the Wabash said L ml nil mull trains had ow moved tho arrival and waa not always exactly on lime The local freight trains nlao moved without incident Kour freight trains delayed aince tha Saturday Jane up nud sent out of the Two oC went east and two fit went south to St Louia One emit bound trains svtis made up of loaded The say that from this all will be consignments Thore ww heard on nil sides fiat of the engineers work hud at work When one of the to thia he I can Kive you no mimes I do not know the wish to on the 1 only Unow that some them for and received V hut they will do with I On not know I can't stiy that were to bo by the for thpm but that would bo tuy No I can give no A nearly every met if he knew of former men for work Every tho and nearly that stones were com- pna circulated in the hope of t itmonj? the old One man We'll I nil together if and go i wn ic ft them My fuar U am nono ot them would i until late iu their friends to do The road will for all points the wreckage up then there is no use in tryin with thut until the cleared up It is true moving nil the but it la not for lack has that application tor any of for them freight but BO that to do wrecks can be nat we are net that we might engine crews It is because we do not seo the reason ot moving cannot be unloaded stay in the yards here lions as to be hauled tc a place like Chi where it could no the present When Trainmaster C Sunday ho met many o and the conversations Will you take c If I old will itr business to hire the district Will you tak A refusal was followed to go to the nnd the amount to which t A meant charge There v few of the conduct to go out on call but number enid they woul go out and no questions tho ft It the has the trains why do asked a striking engineer ing a straw in their w tho remotest way hin they cnn move all the sender trains we will Let us see them do it lieve it until we m the com 69016 trams every it is all doue at a losa absolutely co ing the business I A RESOLUTION A K Scored For At the day raiding of the n by Dunham Post J A on the following resolutions were Dunham Post No Ml A K Dacatur III hna seen Ut to array on tUo aide of plutocracy and nud It boa shown ite weak and strength of purpose and tiple m upholding the cause of and That we extend our felt to them m their dotage wa ask that the mantle of charity be spread over their shoulders in their de- years for their noble effort in freedom and liberty Tout we are fighting now to aad extend not by bullets and carnage M they did but by the ballot and tration as introduced by Gen Peace to his A ainn who was in St Louis dny said he was in the cilice of Manager Hays when two representing engineers on the different divisions ot the Wabash on the general manager Tte committees were there to make terms if possible for the engine mem The manager declined to the situation and said there are against us but if strike before the mon railroads at Miss Victoria Scherer and Earnest were married at 8 o'clock July 6 morning at St James Catholic church Rev Father formed the The attendants were Misa Anna Soberer and Paul ner The bride wore a handsome gown of steel Henrietta with full bridal veil and wreath The gown was similar to that of the bride's med with silk and lace were Niel roses There was a beautiful wedding dinner givan them at the home of the bride's uncle Theo Soberer There were present the tives aud a few intimate friends Tha dining room was decorated with smilax and flowers They received many handsome presents and will begin housekeeping at 766 East Cantrell street already furnished by the groom David ti Barnett and Misa Delia Miller were very happily married d iv evening at o'clock at the house of Kev and Mre L Field 303 Central nue A company of about eighty guesta were present to witness the ceremony which was performed by Rov J A P Ring of the United Brethren Church AB the couple entered the prettily decorated parlor The bridal chorus from Lohengrin was performed by Mrs H H Wagner ot Downs III During the balance of tha the dolin orchestra furnished excellent music When the ceremony was being performed tbe couple stood in front of a beautiful bank of palms and potted The bride wore a handsome gown of white Bilk mull There were no Immediately the a sumptuous ding feast was served The ing colors in the decoration of the house freight when it might as well nd at be unloaded for it tier was here on the conductors an about as t your train on uan have my That ia noi tbe otter it is my in this out you wore pink and green Oa the table smilax and carnations were very fully arranged The bride is the only daughter of Mrs L isi a travelling salesman for the Globe Oil Co of Cleveland Ohio Mr aad Mrs Barnett will reside at North Main street They had intended ing B tour of the lakes but the strike situation caused a necessary ment of this plan Me aud Mrs nett received B large number oE elegant and costly presents George B Erwin oE Dacatur and Laura B Sistler of were ried Tuesday July 10 by Judge W E Nelson at his office John W Wilkins of and Mrs Lydia J Wilkins ot Decatur were married by Elder George F Hall day Tbe couple were divorced a few ogo and now they have made up and got married again MK MILLS Tbe closing argument was made by State's Attorney Mills The speech consumed about five and a half hours He began at a m when court con- vened and spoke till noon and con- after tbe noon at p m and concluded at o'clock He said in the beginning of his speech that be would convince the jury ot the guilt of tbe defendant He said that a parallel could be found in the case of Julius Caesar who waa killed because he was ambitious After the death of her husband Mrs Boyd came to the conclusion that Creekmur murdered him and she acted accordingly The speaker referred to the fact that the at- for the had accused Mrs Boyd of bringing the trial so she could get The following ia a mere outline of some of tne points touched upon by Mr Mills in his This is the lowest appeal I ever heard made to a jury There ia nothing to support it in the evidence and we want the case tried on the evidence mur's place is covered with an berance of and Mra Boyd would go to the poor house before she would ask Mrs Creekmur to divide her erty The attorneys on the other side say that circumstantial evidence is dangerous and that you must guard carefully drawing the wrong con- and they illustrated this ment by citing cases where mistaken de- convicted the wrong man These exceptional cases are hunted out to scare the jury out of con- victing These lawyers have hunted the cases out of thousands of others in the ancient history of the courts of this state and Mr Ewing told you the story of Joe McClelland If the man had and Joe had been tried a train load of reliable citizens could have taken to Texas who would have vouched for Joe's splendid standing and good Why didn't John do this he has lived in one neighborhood for nine They you to look into the prisoner's face and see if he like u murderer They are at by an invitation et the check for were entitled dis- quito a who refused far the larger getting at the feelings and hearts of the jurors and would move you from your oaths Mr Johns admits that Boyc was killed either by the stallion or bj John Creekmur When you take into consideration nil the facts and circum- stances surrounding the do you think it was possible for the horse to have killed How it could have been done is the principal point in case We have challenged them to ad- vance a theory but they have not dom so They say that even the sheriff has BO much confidence in the prisoner tha he permits him to go out to hia home but Sheriff Peter Perl is a v pry man If there was a negro in the jail and a mob on the wh wanted to hang him the sheriff be kind enough to go to Teire Hauie Mr Crea is inclined to disregard the medical testimony that was given The doctors who were on the stand in the field He wouldn't be liable to run all the way At the first inquest Mrs Boyd was in distress and told only a few facts Mr Ewing says that Mrs Boyd testified that she know about the second inquest We do not remember tbe evidence alike Mr Crea told you that the little testified simply because her mother told her how to This little girl that testified here has no conception of the importance of her evidence but ehe told 8 natural story My theory is that Boyd was struck in the north stall and dragged in the horse's to make it appear he had been killed by the stallion Creekmur said that Boyd the separator when he left and in the cross-examination he said that he left Boyd in the middle stall Once he said that he went over to the barn because he thought the horse had broken loose and another time stated that Charley Adams came over and told him that the horse had killed Boyd I want you to consider with me the power of circum- stantial evidence It ia much stronger than the direct of witnesses Men don't kill without a motive and John Creekmur had a motive He also had an opportunity and no one else had one He not only had an but the position of the body the nature of the injuries and the condition of his clothing all show that he was killed and not by the horse Another is hia action after coming home from Maroa and hie running across the field It is impossible for all these circumstances to exist and he be innocent Thia ia all I have to say in regard to the facts and circumstances ot tbe case and I will leave it with you or ever and I truss you will act as have sworn before Almighty God to do If this man killed Rolls Boyd fad believe he did he is guilty of murder God Whosoever shall abed the blood of an- other man his blood shall also be abed Again He commands Thou ahalt not and to the children of Israel He said If a man slay another he shall for- eit his life Under the laws of Illinois he question of the extent of the pun reels with the jurors It ia not my duty to tell you what to do in thia caee I am not going to ask you to send the man to the gallows The accusation that Mr Leforgee and self want the man's life is a falsehood have tried to dp my duty in this case airly and impartially but I have done t fearlessly I thank Mr Leforgee for ais able services and for the noble and manly way he has discharged hia duties If you believe this man guilty it is your sworn duty to convict It is only the jury that can convict You are public officers and the responsibility rests on you to punish this man retired Then came the real suspense with all the doubts and misgivings that could possibly be crowded into the mind of s man accused of such an ful crime When they failed to return a verdict last night I became anxious not that I was afraid of conviction but rather that I feared a disagreement I did want to have to go through the ordeal of another trial When the jury came in thia morning it waa a moment of deep suspense to me and yet I felt when the verdict was handed up to Judge Vail that it waa one of acquittal I tell you that I am innocent of ever having injured Rolla Boyd The dence to the effect that I ever had a con- versation with Boyd at his house con- the charge he had made against ce is false After the preliminary hearing friends of the Boyd family went to my relatives and intimated that for a few hundred dollars the whole matter would be dropped ao far as they were waa told me in the I eaid that I would concerned This county jail and never give a cent I felt eo secure in my innocence and as I said before I felt that sooner or later the fact would be determined by the jury IN THE JURY ROOM When the jury retired Wednesday evening they first read over their in- and then took a ballot The result waa seven to five for acquittal and in several subsequent ballots there waa no change About 10 o'clock gave the matter up tor tbe night and retired In the morning the first ballot stood aix to six Throughout the fore- noon there were several ballots taken At 10 o'clock the jury stood tee to two for acquittal sion and showed Then there was a the next ballot gain ot one for the majority A few minutes before 11 o'clock the final ballot was taken Tbe members ot the jury J H Myers Long Creek Hugh Macon J H Masterson Decatur W H Holly Harristown Ira Jr Boody C L Montgomery Elwin L Stonebraker Maroa John Jr Macon W H Reed William Coles Macon E E Stuver Pleasant Barton Diebl Blue Mound THE VERDICT The verdict generally was tory No matter what opinions individ may hold concerning the guilt or innocence of tbe they all say that and the instructions of the court thi man just under the evidence THE TELAUTOGRAPH re n Sny he to move Ve are not and era not in them If r und hinder them will uot be- i it We any is moving ay but wo und that there is f ot thus do not win this 1 is over I will be surprised At all let tbe road do what it can We are not to turn traitor and now We would be worse off wo were when we went out on this strike If they can run the road with the they have let them demonstrate i of a job If they can't have work again it Tha ODD Thine O One thing is certain and we are out un then we will mall there is to and that is that the Wabath will be nate i on a loi been thought that the engineers were Be tine a body of men u employment of a rni They wure in fAct th nod it wan because the mown to be the The runs to St ere as SB runs out oC here were finest in tho country Louis iu particular i be arranged for anybody An en gi uer on ft passenger never had to miss a or miea a night's sleep Some of befit mei in the country sought this work the result of n careful weeding out fcr years was that if succeeds in letting as good a men again as who ore now were ever in the anywhere cream of CHINCH BUGS INJURE CORN Also from the in rious of Illinois The weather crop bulletin issued by the Illinois weather service for week ending July 9 Temperature has been below the mal throughout the state Ruin curred in some of the extreme southern counties during the early part ot the week In other counties there was almost an entire absence cf tion Tho weather conditions have been unusually favorable for harvesting of crops Corn is generally reported in condition It is ot excellent color and unusually good stand free from weeds and m some sections is beginning to In many of tha central and southern counties the chinch bugs have made their appearance and have already damaged thia crop to some extent Wheat harvest has begun in the ern division is about complete in the central and in the southern andin some oC the central counties thrashing is progressing Rye is nearly all cut with a light yield Oats cutting is Hearing completion in the central and southern divisions and while the yield is the grain is good There is some com- plaint ot chinch bugs injuring the crop in some localities Owing to the drought it is thought potatoes will yield less then was anticipated Apples and are still dropping from trees Yield of grapes and ries will be fair Gardens and pastures ore generally reported in poor condition Hay making still continues and the crop is being stored in good condition Nothing Intelligent people realize tha im- portant pirt the blood holds in keeping tha body in a normal condition find have and the the the engineers as A were said to be the finest caption in the country An Feature And one which it must make it a little hard in making a ment is that there is a feeling of ity on the part of the officials because nothing strange in the number of diseases that is co cure So many result from impure blood that the bes way to treat them is through the blood and it ii better to use only harmless vegetable compounds than to to with quinine col- nnd other drugs By treating the blood with Hood's fula dyspepsia catarrh rheumatism and that in impurities of the blood or impaired circulation can all be cured worm candy at drug were responsible men and confidence ot yourselves community They testified that the blow was a downward and forward one The horse couldn't inflict that kind ot a blow and the lawyers on the other side knew it and so didn't attempt to argue it If the horse had been the most vicious in the world under the circum- stances he couldn't have killed the man it he would and this particular horse have done it if he could In regard to the horse's character ou sons have testified that he was gentle the evidence of Jones and liams who lately bought the stallion Ttie reason the horse didn't kill Boyd is because Creekmur did he did not talk to Boyd about tha letter from Shipley Mrs Boyd says and always has said that he did talk about st Her theory is more able than It is absurd to say that Creekmur opened and read the Setter and went tc Maroa in response to it without saying a word about it to Boyd It was the most natural thing that Creekmur should ask Boyd why he bad given him away It makes no ference whether or not Creekmur did have relations with the girl the charge was brought anyway and that would make n motive Mr Johns said that it would be foolish to kill Boyd when Bob Clifton knew about it Eut he didn't know anything about it except what Mrs Boyd and the girl told him They also say that Sam Kore would have to be killed to save a prosecution How would he be dangerous when he was in as deep as As for Mrs Boyd she knew nothing about it except what bad been told her There was nobody that had to be gotten out of the way to prevent approaching persecution except Rolla Boyd John Creekmur knew it Boyd's lips were closed forever that he could rest in peace and security anc avoid losing the honor anc reputation of himself and tarn ily He reasoned that he must gel rid of Boyd then and there and do r throwing on himself cording TO tha evidence in the case It ie for you and you alone to pass upon the case INSTRUCTED THE JURY At the close of Mr Mills extended address Judge Vail read the instructions to the jury He said that if the believed the man guilty of tie crime for which he was indicted it was their sworn duty to convict him but if there existed in their minds any reasonable doubt as to his guilt they must acquit him They must take the evidence all together as a whole and if it did not satisfy them entirely of the man's guilt a reasonable doubt exists They were to consider the age and of ob- servation shown by Fairy Boyd the child who testified and if they did not believe the statement that mur waa seen running the evidence of a flight was wanting The proof of guilt by the evidence must be so factory us to shut out all other theories They were to remember that the law does not require the defense to show any theory as to how the horse might have Boyd They were to con- sider the evidence of the defendant gether with the other evidence They must not assume that Creekmur knew Boyd was ia possession of damaging acts against him and they must not uess at B conclusion In conclusion udge Vail told them the way in which heir verdict must be worded The ury went out at p m John Creekmur been on trial jury could have done nothing else than acquit tbe accused man Tbe evidence was purely circumstantial and at best was not the strongest because much of it was contradicted The will cupy a place in the history uf the county the hardest fought at the Macon county bar State's At- torney Mills says he simply tried to do his duty Those who heard closing argument it was a magnificent effort and say that it was the best that Mr Mills ever made It is generally con- ceded that a stronger oase was made against Creekmur at the preliminary hearing than at the trial just closed Both sides found it best to drop some witnesses who had testified at the pre- liminary The case has been an L New For Transmission of Messages By Electricity O S Belts cf Chicago been in rhe city during the past few days pg over the field with a view to ishing a company to introduce the Telautograph He was on his way ome from Omaha where he went with view of establishing a line between hat city and Chicago The invention new one in the electrical world and to be one of the most ant yet given to the public The has not yet come into eral use but it has been subject to severe tests and its say hat it iean ibis instrument a man can write with an ordinary pen or pencil and the ot the message is produced on paper in the receiving machine no matter what tbe dis- ance ie The principle ia tbe same as telegraph interest AB the writer jearo down on tbe impression board he electrical current causes a tracer on he receiving machine to make precisely the same mark Drawings ot or in fact any object can be transmitted m the same way The inventor that the patent will the tele- phone and that with it not only utely privacy is assured but that messages can be more accurately mitted In fact the only possibility ot a mistake is in the person writing the message Whatever he writes will transmitted verbatim Mr Bette that a number ot foreign capitalize have become interested in the invention and have already placed large orders tor the instruments He claims aleo they can by means of an exchange be operated on exactly the same principle as the telephone Mr Betta did not seek to interest Decatur capital on the occasion of this visit He waa merely looking over the field In Octo- ber he expects to return here and he says at that time he will endeavor to secure a franchise and establish a plant in Decatur He carries wito him ples ot the work done on the machine which is an extremely simply and com- pact affair It has been nearly two- years since Prof Gray first gave to the world the result of years of patient work and investigation Since that time he has been working constantly perfect the instrument and believes that it has now reached a stage ing its introduction tor general use he projectors feel quite certain that it will become popular from the start RUSSELL WEAKENED sive the county and also to mur It is said that be has spent in defending himself He own a farm up in Whitmore valued at but it is encumbered for CIRCUIT COURT or the past two weeks on the charge of murdering Kolla Boyd Went to bio ome in Whitmore township Thursday a free man The jury that patiently to the evidence re- a verdict of not guilty at 11 clock Creekmur was delighted with he result and could not his satisfaction He USE Irwin's toilet cream for His was a well laid and wel executed plan When Boyd came back from Maroa Creekmur get him in the barn on the pretext of show ing the filly He is interrupted severe times and finally the little girl comes Rolla went to the house and said h would invite John to eat with them Mrs Boyd and the little girl expectet John and when they saw him runnin across the field Mre Boyd was and went out and found Boyd Birch field Adams and others aay that Job didn't run across the field but on cross examination they acknowledged tha they didn't see him till he was far ou hook hands with his lawyers nd the jury and then took that boJy to restaurant for dinner He was on all sides and was BO lappy at again being free that he felt hat every man was hia friend and hod no enmity against anyone He was ex- anxious to get home but was not able to leave until late in the after- noon been subpoenaed as nesa in a case against Jesse Graham n man who was charged with em- While Creekmur was in ail Graham borrowed his violin and it He pleaded guilty and was riven thirty days in jail As sooc BB the case was disposed ot Creekmur left the court room and prepared to return to us wife and family During the time 36 has been in jail James Birchfield has running his farm and Creekmur expects to find everything in good shape whea he gets there He says that he has DO complaint to make against the officers of the law and that he has been as well treated as he could have ex- under the circumstances WHAT HE SAID don't know no one what a relief it is to get out of that and to know that I am a free man I have been in custody ever since April 17 but from the time I was arrested have never had any doubt as to the fical result I was innocent of the charge against me and it seemed to me that this fact would surely be made plain to everyone in time Now that the jury has me innocent I feel almost too good to talk about it There was only one time in this trial that I waa in the least worried That waa after tbe jury The Proceedings Iu the Court Yesterday Business In the circuit court Thursday severe minor cases were disposed of after the Creekmur case had been wiped from the dockets All of the oases called were for petty larceny etc Jim iams was indicted for stealing an over- coat from Tom Rhodes Jim will serve thirty days m the county jail for this Charles Jones stole n eet of harness from the store of the Bros Martin Co Jones had a hearing by the court and will serve sixty daya in jail Jesse Graham will do thirty days to embezzlement Jesse was in jail ing the action of the grand jury He was not indicted and was discharged A few days later he appeared at the jai nnd borrowed tbe violin of John Creek mur saying be had an engagement furnish the at a country dance Instead however Graham the dle to White the pawnbroker and pu the hoc Now he will dc thirty days in jail Roy Fowler indicted for grand lar ceny waa discharged as the evidence i the case showed that he was a weak in strument in the hands ot his father JOB Fowler The latter was a sewin machine agent working out ot Decatur The elder Fowler borrowed a wagon on the pretext that he wanted to move n family and going to the farm of a man named Kiser in Long Creek ehia loaded the wagon with corn which he brought to Decatur and sold to S M Lutz Roy who is 16 years old accom- hia father and was arrested be- fore tbe corn could be delivered The father disappeared and has never been seen since that time The boy showed that he was compelled to act under the instructions of his father and after tbe waa heard he was discharged Thursday afternoon late the deputy sheriffs commenced serving papers in connection with indictments returned by the June grand jury Just what coses will be called to dny ia uncertain George Owens charged with ing the rsg house of Wilson on Mason street will be arraigned the negro indicted for an assault upon rie Hise will be arraigned tor trial if his attorney F Drew returns home in time Mr Drew is visiting relatives in Dixon night was notified b telegraph that the Jackson case would be called to-day CHANCERY F W Caldwell VB Joseph F Priest foreclosure Report ot receiver ed and approved Stricken Savings Fund Bulding Association vs William Towling et al foreclosure Report of nunc pro tune as of J and order of approval nucc pro tune as ot same date Be Concluded Not to the who Nearly Kicked Hia Face Courts John the man who his lead nearly kicked off in room Tuesday afternoon by Pat and George a change of heart during the and Wednesday he refused to ecute the men who had ornamented ace He had sworn out state and warrants charging them with assault and battery and had also swora out one- charging Barteau with keeping a hling bouse The cases were set tor trial before Justice Hammer at 2 jut long that time had appeared and announced that he would not prosecute any ot the three men He magnanimously announced that he the trouble and was to blame The did not seem to want to cute the case and use Russell as ness so the whole matter was dropped Russell is as bad aa any of the who hang out at and is de- serving of no sympathy The thing the fight has done ia to call lic attention to the fact that Bartean nnd others still run gambling rooms in Decatur M Moran who waa arrested on street of Cairo otherwise known as Franklin street about a week ago for- a ten dollar bond yesterday to Justice Provost When he made a resistance and the officers clubbed him He and his friends were very indignant at the time and an- that they would fight charge of disorderly conduct They straightway prepared a bond but they evidently concluded that the accused waa in for it and so the bond waa lowed to go by default There IB more trouble in Oklahoma Yesterday George Peters appeared be- fore Justice Provost and swore out a warrant for the arrest cf Charles lon charging him with assault and pass Chickens and hoes were original cause of the trouble It pears that the personal property of the two men became mixed in trying to straighten it out they did a little ing themselves Blame the The inquest at in- the death of Mary Glennan and the two women killed at Grape Creek when tbe fired on the mob have returned ng In the case of Mary Glennan the found that she came to her death by ba- ng shot by one of the militia driving her chickens from off the public highway and from tbe evidence there was no provocation whatever the jury believe it to be a pure case of un- justifiable homicide The jury further believe the officers were outside their jurisdiction whea the shooting took place and recommend the authorities to take proper legal action m the csee U bring the offenders to justice In the caee of Clara James the verdict was as That she came to ber death by being shot by one of the diera while she waa standing in her home with her left hand resting on tbe organ and from the evidence no provocation whatever and we fully believe it to be a pure caee of homicide and would mend the authorities to take proper action in the case and bring the offenders to justice fly paper
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