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   Weekly Herald-Despatch, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1894, Decatur, Illinois                               STRIKERS TROUBLESOME, being1 held of the i n I v. ,K. esc'irl- 1 P i- i 1 u lltifOl THE SITUATION IS UNIMPROVED, liiUugo Chun! Hi" lowil r.i-iMMnpiThfy Tiio of tit DECATUR, ILL., SATURDAY, JULY 14, XVI.-NO 49. CREEKMUR CLEARED, the engine men quit the serv.ce of road without notice and in tha face of fact that they had a contract which re- were no differences exiating between he management and the engine men ,nd that lht> whole oituatioii could be ry 'IV i.i.d u quired them to give thirty notice. uinmed up in the abort statement that ill of the former employes had anly resigned their positions. COMPANY'S SIDE STRIKE. Sl.OO PER YEAR -o tiW.r t.i- UM: vftral Uin Joined tli nt Lotulxjr of the '.va sub-1 ion. MM re- siiid th't'. IIP ,'uu fun- mriicsl up m'> no com- oiliuiul. I thw com- I I'. i ir en lust "-.vod to the iiti t.eil up nt fur the strike n. 1 tiu'y were of ISlB ys tl't) on- '.TuoUid. Tliere -itrilto hiia t pi'int but il They miy tisii ERS ruled i iiiorio.v il nub nulruiul tufn cuuanier I'UNV KM'i.i-. When thpy tuako no to put jour Hand MO not thare yards tLiti mora- wuultl 80019 ftjn troops H'upt the riot a; t.-iat mid tliem. They huotod iind lit Huldiers fur BOOIB time in. i I'1 jii'Jt ubout to taku itiuto their ttu'y could run tue goioiera ulf. '1'iii! liiiutwtiiuit in comoianJ --ttO'Kl it {urn limn linully isaued ortlsra to cluing uiijunets. This routed thu Blnkurg in u burry out they Inter, lioAevwr, when tiiw aoidtars in other purlti of the yard nnd threw ttirwi cum of soldiers' train oSf the truck Tluiti they tied iiKain and re- moved to HUIIIP other Bwneof opnratinu Down .b'ifty l''iret iia'l Ujok Ijlnr.il n the ttiruw H number of oil he truck to block traffic. police emit there, but. when they arrived ftocu Mioux City ctate thut etrikere ure msnaRiog thu property ot tbe railroads at that joint. They have the trains of three titwl up thoro. The police aad y tuiiruhula showed some powur Dim iifteruooii ia moving truinu but the force ia not nearly ntuplo to canippto with such great pdda. It IB vory posstblo that troops wi'.'. IIB Boot thore from Oraahaor some to morrow. At liliiutnington, III., there are auuiu pnsBiintlt'ra hnuled in thero by tbi> Alton. Tlio oflltwra oi tant company hnve the engineers that if tlipy don't report for duty to-morrow moruiui; tlmir pliiueB will bo tilled IIHW inun mid irnins will be Thiocodipimy proponeo to toe t'mtfd Stiiti'.i iimruhal of thnt Uialrtot Uo liui duty or Unuw the rensou why. [f ho liiwn'i, f'irci-i titiougli behind b'.tn orninHUt troopa wi'.l bo ieof" Hint perilling lietore tu- Tm> oflicera in i rii drfturmuivl to mo'o trains if it liikn'i the v.holo ftideriil tiruiy to do it liii'il'iCViHil; i'i iinottier poiut wliero U'M running roady HIM nii'j too. t'or that tuntt-i- ..ml I tin! >-.iiiji'i iil'ii) bmiiK hold in i1 I'''. n" und :t ,-i tl inijvpd to I cf tn in l row, Tlit> pji roi.il i t i d iv to -II ii'-.liup" f ir n oi't'oi'K t'l1 Hurry I nnn tiiucli tt IB boon i-'l in tlii-i il reutun by of "Jin 11. 'Inn iituii'uin, (jptiMrtilly i it.i, tt.i> Thprt> vaa ti" in ul Uliuid to day. bus-1 i .t th T.ii i Hi. .'Ul.l 111 1, "f. JU1.' 'Uu1-1-' jillltlijr, thu OL hfir Kv.'inc, i tlireo A. Td .VHf t'.VM'l t prt'i-n'. nt, niM.i. prttitTiti'd 1'. V.l'.J A 1 )tfo bv V.ik. altuoit VHiirei Trlril I" Ilio OlfrU. Inir.n.: Mondiiy tlu-vps nUsmp'tM to j tho money drn.vtir in the oilict1 y. omrily clerk. The nttempt wo Mid tii.inii (uiowfullind their been in thp They forced on tw d'juni vvitti n jitiitny nuJ t'nt'ii r.lilti ID on to tho main ,iiUct> IIKU! u brui-n and b't, bsrioii nroiu.d HIP lock on Uio m-ney Uitni furuiug oil t the pinco'Jt! tn I.K'.Uitic up hui officn CUrl; H.inly ulwnvu taktHi the prfc.wt.on 'if lust 'tiumpy in the unto. Tho that in forcing opan j tliii ilo.ir urd drilling holes in tha nil' o' JackBonvillc, w.-i i i. 'ipm'uh Otinio yu. I bt'iiiis' toreiiun ti'.nt I liy roil, tin tlrinn nuuoutpiHi'J UK ui-k'il own rii; tu unit got nii'itlior ;ht. him to nrrivir rdny hp win inn from tVi-r-i Clordo m-d in litn.i In deliver hi" tri'.t'ii hero last tiutht. will driVB tu SprinnlHd. HI'. J Kri.cst Muit. Viutoritt Hciu'rer........ ;an Economize .oyal Baking to the exclusion Icavcniiu.'. agents. The official ana- greater in leavening >.aii tin- otiu 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 yracle brands of vdcr? Decline to buy them. During s all desire to be economical, and is the most ical Baking Powder. .y- p> h r r fr- fr- theWnbash company an- ot puaaenpzer and uiKht. More freiKbt -n in fiii'l been attempted the day i i M-i.r-i. tuovijd, nnd there waa no liny indication of trouble un part ot strikers 'H I'lui.iieu1. uf freight hoa not at- 1 to dspot nor to the railroad u-th n liny more of the former ot tnut road than have beec u the for the past week unc have ii'.aiest to u man shown their aenao by uway from the M i-oum's right ot wny. The pfBoiula freight MI'i that there waa no etrike on UhicaRO. tho old employee had al a'p-.jr quitorhud boen they were no longer in theBer- of the company. They had refused to me worlt within the limit of time by the company and iij'iwtuently thiTB was nothing more to ruoaMBr frotu thfm than from men who hu never employed by the The company omoiBls did prut'erd to miy that all trains were rnr.'ai{ w.th the unfailing regularity noticed before the walkout, but said thnl lime wiw all that was neMSBory to bio'.: to the normal conditions, Will Kecelvo Freight, L'i'.sriM Lawis, the local freight agent, n ftisd all Decatur shippers that the company would re- to.VP freiZLit for all local pomta and for H-I'I very to oil connecting lines, except ii-. i, Agent Lewis said to a re- ii (it toe HKRALD-UKSPATCU: "Toe :iousa doors will be opened i'.. .fs'iay -.uorninK for the usual busi- ce-'j etcept to Chicago." The VurU Worh. V.'e ineadtty two owitch crewa were Qt ;a the yards here. A number of smiled and aaid that they saw a prcwpeot ot resuming business which tad own blocked since the tlrst ot the iiReutof the Standard Oi i ..ii i that he luul not been able to tluntf for eleven days. oiiiri from Shelby and Christiim t f.i HD'I l.'id haulud away lands o! eat; rday h" had curs "spotted" nt pifiiit and had received notice would be promptly ThHy Slppurt Ait to tho Condition oT tint lijii'l initl Hi" Movement ot "Ihe plam truth said one con- nected with the Wabash oHicea, "that ihuro w etnlse in Decatur than nl- mcs.t uaywhero else. The men on the west side of tha rivsr have all applied for work and urft rendy to take out their trains. I doii't know all about the sit- uation there, but I know that the telegraph stations which were discon- tinued have been re-opened and that canny new offices have been added. This would indicate that the road ia in shape to do business there. I un- derstand that they psre 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 tnie that most of them will never get batik in the or- 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 thiv. it hiu tnlkod 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 deter- mined because we have been unable from the beginning to see any sign oE compromise from the road's headquar- ters. _ MARRIED, NOT GUILTY. End ol the Celebriitad Murder Accused Man Retnros to His Home and Ho Saya About It. no atrilse of any kind o Detroit. All Wabash mm on the De roit division have re-appparedfor 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 useo'f These len are being in reserve simply, well known to many o! u 88 many men nere as wi ecRinee. It io A little what tbe road most n itn.li. Two oC ihBtn went east and two fit ihwai went south to St. Louia. One o! tnt> emit bound trains svtis double- iionisr made up of thirty-live loaded The oHlciala say that from this Siaioon all buBtnoos will be iicoepted, C'hicHgo consignments. Killnorn llcurd, Thore ww heard on nil sides Wednea- rumura fiat mtiny of the engineers work hud mude (ippliontions (at work. When one of the otlicialswaa to couliriii thia stfttoment he snid: "I can Kive you no mimes, I do not know the wish to employaieiit on the Wubnati. 1 only Unow that some them for and received npplica- bliuiKs. V. hut they will do with I On not know. I can't stiy that r..v  met if he knew of former V.'nbn.sh men uppiyms for work. Every tho '.tuputntion, and nearly ii.l sii.d that tSieue stones were "com- pna.'. otoruia" circulated in the hope of (t stnttipede itmonj? the men_tor Mu'.r old pliices. One man said: "We'll I nil together, if nsceobary, and go i. ;wn ic ft bunoh." them. My fuar U am nono ot them would i until late, iu their friends to do an> The road will to-dt 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 freipb' but it la not for lack has bsen that application tor any of for them, tiiko freight but BO that to do anythins wrecks can be nat we are net that we might, engine crews, It is oaly because we do not seo the reason ot moving cleai 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. lows: Conductor: "If I old brakemenl will." itr. business to hire the district. Will you tak A refusal was followed to go to the oQlco nnd the amount to which t A reCusnl meant charge. There v few of the conduct to go out on call, but number enid they woul go out and "no questions Whnt tho ft "It the Wabosh has the trains why doti't 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 otnod UiKt the com 69016 trams every it is all doue at a losa absolutely co possibili ing the business. I iiiow appsarnnces A RESOLUTION. I'o-I.O. A, K., Scored For   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 discus- 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 were: J. H. Myers, Long Creek; Hugh Thonr.ieon, Macon; J. H. Masterson, Decatur; W. H. Holly. Harristown; Ira Wsrniclc, Jr. Boody; C. L. Montgomery, Elwin; L Stonebraker, Maroa; John Jr. Macon; W. H. Reed, Deoatur; William Coles, Macon; E. E Stuver, Pleasant Barton Diebl, Blue Mound. THE VERDICT. The verdict generally was satiofac- tory. No matter what opinions individ uals may hold concerning the guilt or innocence of tbe they all say that and the instructions of the court thi man just acquittec under the evidence THE TELAUTOGRAPH. re n Sny. he uiec to move Ve are not throw- and era not in enng them. If r truight und paa- :ot hinder them. will uot be- i it. We uniler- any is moving ay but wo t'.'.ink und that there is f ot thus coritinu- do not win this .1 is over I will be surprised. At all evinta let tbe road do what it can. We are not to turn traitor and now. We would be worse off thka 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 rt.iln and that is that fortu- the Wabath will be e: nate i on a strTkeT loi; been thought that the engineers, injparticular, were Be tine a body of men u employment of a rni They wure, in fAct, th neere, nod it wan nntural, 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 tmin never had to miss a men! or miea a night's sleep. Some of befit mei in the country sought this work, ant: the result of n careful weeding out fcr years was that if, succeeds in letting as good a men again as tlose who ore now were ever in the anywhere, cream of engi- CHINCH BUGS INJURE CORN, Also Snirorlnjr from the in Va- rious Pnrts of Illinois. The weather crop bulletin issued by the Illinois weather service for the- week ending July 9, says: Temperature has been below the nor- mal throughout the state. Ruin oc- 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 precipita- 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 tasslo. 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 north- 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 lighfc, the grain is good. There is some com- plaint ot chinch bugs injuring the crop in some localities, Owing to the coa- tinued drought it is thought potatoes will yield less then was anticipated. Apples and poors are still dropping from trees. Yield of grapes and blackber- 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, -who 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 bod! were said to be the finest, witbout caption, in the country. An t'oforlunati, Feature And one which it seemi must make it a little hard sailinK in making a settle- ment is that there is a feeling of hostil- ity on the part of the officials because nothing strange in the number of diseases that Hond'd Sirsaparilla is ttble co cure. So many troublea 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 eiceae with quinine, col- omel nnd other drugs. By treating the blood, with Hood's Siraaparilla, scro- fula, dyspepsia, catarrh, rheumatism, ncuralgiBjConsumption and otherjtroubles that orginsto in impurities of the blood or impaired circulation, can all be cured. worm candy at Irwin'o 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 per- sons have testified that he was gentle ogiiinst the evidence of Jones and Wil- liams, who lately bought the stallion. Ttie reason the horse didn't kill Boyd is because Creekmur did. Creekmursays ttmt 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 reason- able than Creekmur's. 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 dif- 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 Creekmur? 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 witbout throwing euspieion 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 jurora 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 eense of ob- servation shown by Fairy Boyd, the child who testified, and if they did not believe the statement that Creek- mur waa seen running, the evidence of a flight was wanting. The proof of guilt by the evidence must be so satis- 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 kil'ed Boyd. They were to con- sider the evidence of the defendant to- 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, tvho.has 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 ttial will oc- cupy a place in the ciiminal 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 ea> 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 expen L New 3Iethotl For Transmission of Messages By Electricity. O. S. Belts, cf Chicago, been in rhe city during the past few days look- pg. over the field with a view to eetab- 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 ie> new one in the electrical world and romiaes to be one of the most import- ant yet given to the public. The Telftu- ograph has not yet come into gen- eral use but it has been subject to severe tests and its pfojectore say hat it iean unquestionableeucceea. With- ibis instrument a man can write with, an ordinary pen or pencil and the fic- limile 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 abec- utely privacy is assured but that the- messages can be more accurately ttana- 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 that- 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 sam- 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 to- perfect the instrument and believes that it has now reached a stage justify- ing its introduction tor general use. 'he projectors feel quite certain that it will become popular from the start. RUSSELL WEAKENED. sive one'to the county and also to Creek- 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 tternoon, a free man. The jury that stened patiently to the evidence re- urned a verdict of not guilty at 11 clock. Creekmur was delighted with he result and could not onceal his satisfaction. He USE Irwin's toilet cream for sun- 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 suBpioiou 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 luff's restaurant for dinner. He was ongratulated 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- ceedingly anxious to get home but was not able to leave until late in the after- noon, haviag been subpoenaed as a'wit- nesa in a case against Jesse Graham, n man who was charged with em- bezzlement. While Creekmur was in ail Graham borrowed his violin and mwned 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 aeen 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- pected under the circumstances. WHAT HE SAID. i'ou don't know, no one -knows, what a relief it is to get out of that iail 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 pro- nounced 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 To-Dny. 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 Will- iams was indicted for stealing an over- coat from Tom Rhodes. Jim will serve thirty days m the county jail for this theJt. Charles Jones stole n eet of harness from the store of the Baohman 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 await- 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 t ling room Tuesday afternoon by Pat CJallahan and George Munsel, experi- enced a change of heart during, the and Wednesday he refused to pros- ecute the men who had ornamented 'ace. He had sworn out state and city- warrants charging them with assault and battery, and had also swora out one- charging Barteau with keeping a gaiD- hling bouse. The cases were set tor trial before Justice Hammer at 2 jut long befcre that time Kuieelr< had appeared and announced that he would not prosecute any ot the three men. He magnanimously announced that he precipitated: the trouble and was to blame. The au- thorities did not seem to want to prose- cute the case and use Russell as wit- ness so the whole matter was dropped. Russell is as bad aa any of the gang: who hang out at Barteau's and is de- serving of no sympathy. The only- thing the fight has done ia to call pub- lic attention to the fact that Bartean nnd others still run gambling rooms in. Decatur. M. Moran, who waa arrested on the- street of Cairo, otherwise known as Franklin street, about a week ago, for- feited a ten dollar bond yesterday to Justice Provost. When arreuted he made a resistance and the officers clubbed him. He and his friends were very indignant at the time and an- nounced that they would fight the- 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 al- 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 Scan- lon, charging him with assault and tree- pass. Chickens and hoes were the- original cause of the trouble. It ap- pears that the personal property of the two men became mixed, in trying to straighten it out they did a little mix- ing themselves. Blame the KllltU. The coroner'a inquest at in- vestigating the death of Mary Glennan and Clara.Tames, the two women killed', at Grape Creek when tbe mihtis fired on the mob, have returned thefollow- ,ng verdict: In the case of Mary Glennan the jury- found that she came to her death by ba- ng shot by one of the militia while- 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 follows: "That she came to ber death by being shot by one of the sol- diera while she waa standing in her home with her left hand resting on tbe organ, and from the evidence tbere no provocation whatever, and we fully believe it to be a pure caee of nn- juetfiable homicide, and would recom- mend the authorities to take proper. lecral action in the case and bring the offenders to justice.'' DEAD-SHOT UOdAwlw fly paper st- NEWSPAPER! NEWSPAPER!   

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Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

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Introductory

$9.95

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Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
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Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

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