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Ackley Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 7, 1875, Ackley, Iowa MAY 1nbllHlictl Every JMdny AT Harciin BUSINESS WHITE KD1TOK3 lilt COUllTlllGHT AND Terms of Ono one In xlx in Cue three In uO Omen In Independent llailrond opposite Ackley UtisinoKs nnrt imilLsslmml cards of live lines or per ycur citdi Additional line Local notices Inserted tit kjjal Advertising rules made known on Jolb Worlc of all kinds executed In a neat and wnrkmniillke and at reiisonuljle Give us GENERAL A OK LEY This House lias recently been enlarged and lilted np with all the modern Im Two ample Rooms on first rei Bus to and from all REVERE Free Bus to a all to and from MONITOR KAYNOII 1roprie Near Jtuvlington Cedar Good stabling BUTLlill Shell Firstclass ticcoiuinodatiuns and Terms GIlHiH NEMOS Corner Washington und Jasper Flist class Newly furnished Commodious Kooms for Commercial Uuotl County Job Frank of Court GEORGE the Trunskr Is always on hand to transfer baggage and packages of all kinds to any part of the city at reasonable Ho also furnishes wood and coal t consumers nt lowest market lias on hand a large sup ply of Orders left it Roberts Drug or ut Clark Beachs will receive prompt Is prepared to transfer Household and oilier witli and lit moderate Give me a satisfaction guar District Court and Court liilh and Corporation OniiKciiT JOHN HATH Frank Church Proimli lug at 11 and 7 Subbiilli school at Prayer meeting on Thursday 1rcaehln nt 11 and 7 Sabbath school Prayer meeting on Wednesday eve ning IL Vreueliiug at HI and 7 Sabbath school nt 2 Prayer meeting on Wednesday Ivtor Services on the and Sunday of overy inontli at i und Christina doctrinal school and at 2 Jns tor Preaching at Id Sabath School at Prayer meeting and leecture Friday eve Licensed Sales to in any part of the Heiugalsoa practical Horse he will undertake any case that he may be favored THE PROSECUTION FAILS TO FRIGHTEN WITNESSES TO TESTIFY AGAINST THE The Proceedings of Friday and Real Estate THEN Fire and Life Ciillec LAND mid Notary Bnllur Taxes Abstracts of Title Lands bcmsht and and Heal Estate business generally attended Civic Fountain Lodsi Monday on nr Imforu full imion of cnili Work every Monday llretlireu are Imllvd to nioct wlili E STAiuKurcka nuitn every 1ft Htul ld Wednesday nfenrli at Masonic Members are eordtally invited to meet with L O meet on Thursday evening of cucli at tnelr Hull over Martin Visiting brothers lire conllallv iriuie TrniiiH fining Excent Aikloy IM llbw ijt Mil p M IM A M A M liliiiM A M it A M Trains Go in a Dully Ackley i M A M 1 A M Ft Undue Mm r M H win p M OMfi Kiinix City Cedar Tulln Minnesota DAILY KXCKlT Trains is Iedar Kails June AM v M Monti Trains Goiiifj 17 Leave Moim MXI A M r M Cedar l M Arrive Auliley M rive at from the ICnst from West from the North J from tiie BUSINESS 171 Attorney and Counsellor at llardin also Caurt Commissioner for T 11 Attorney al Luw und Colleition UiiwIiM second Iliirdfii A IlUTT Attorney and Connsel Ilnrdln 1ronipt attention paid to Auorncy und Will imictieo in all the of Heal KsUito mid Intmnmee IF YOU ARE GOING W Q S T H or IB TIKI Hee Unit your Tlekets rend via the Kuiii ds and Minnesota Passenger Trains Each Way Villwxloiiii and KuinUtaacos made Attorney Counsellor at Offuw over Martin Hardware west of Hlpley Attorney nnd Counsellor at Offita second door Connecting with trains of the Central at Ce dar Going north and bin Going south and ItIll Palace sleeping owned and operated by this line accompany all night AltK AS FOLLOWS At with Hurlington Quiiicy K It Ke Qnincy ami nnd West to ottum and nil points in Kansas and and with Hnrlinglou Sontliwcitern for Farin liloomlield and points in Jllssonri and At with Chtaigo South Western Railroad for Washington Leaven CENTRAL In RAILROAD OF Going Ihysiclaji and TAEUTHCHKR I Homeopathic riiysieian RnuUiated in nflers Ills serviees to the peo of Atklcv mid The doctor makes u friieelttlity fti ine mid all kinds of Office in Meyers VnrnitMre where the can tie found day or night if not Gunuan Ihysleian und 1J Office in Scales law oftiee Hoianie Fmueonand IJcutschiii1 OiliiC three doors west ot the Post rails pmmptly attended day or Iartiuilar uueiitluii given to nil lorius of Olironio 8 8 2 11 13 ii 0 10 110 a ID u id u no tinfii s 10 7 s M 7 7 jo 7 171 0 S7 6 III 0 11 5 57 fi 81 fi 10 S 25 2 40 2 101 i 7 2i 7 Of C 52 fi 22 6 07 5 61 5 80 ll 11 S SB 3 11 2 35 NorUuvood KKNSETT ItOCKAVELL LllAFIN HAMPTON VKIOX N w i Going 12 80 12 50 8 07 3 33 3 50 Otf 4 17 4 SO 4 14 5 01 5 17 5 43 fi alt l 10 ti RO 7 27 7 fill 8 23 8 52 28 All kinds of work atreiisomible 1 Imve come to Aokleyvltliiiioliittunlloii of muk am yon give a otlleo kley with it and would it mv and would be pleased to have give me Ollieo over Meyers Jurni turo 7 00 7 12 7 00 7 83 K 03 S 21 8 10 8 3 i 1 0 S4 l 35 10 08 10 38 10 33 11 10 11 80 12 SO 1 1 118 2 10 2 51 Shavin Shampooiilngiiml Hnlr u Uiu styleK of Iho loor west of Francis liup one Clocks WnlchiMind Clucks iv in a workmanlike ul luy uc Main Mason arriving at 1015 a connects directly with train north for all Minnesota points with train east for Charles Mciircgor and Train westleaves 1or CJear Al Central for Sioux Fort Dodee Cedar Kv for Cedar for Omaha Des Molncs Davenport and lor Keo and all points fast aud soiilh readied for all points Knst West mill Close unineclions are lauido altbis place with both mail and giving vasseuicrs n continuous route to Louis aud Southern Citien liidianaiiolis Kansas S Court opened with the members of the committee all iu their Dodgo iu the Lease arose and informed the committee that lie had received a reply to the telegram ho had sent the and that the Governor thought he hiul no power to pay the expenses of the investiga Lease thought they could get at the truth of the matter without bringing witnesses from a distance if necessary they couid call every one of the boys from the School aud let them Eastman then and said if the State did not propose to go to the expense of furnishing wit nesses he diil not propose to do any neither did he like the plan of bringing the boys upon the for the reason that they would be afraid to testify to the truth for fear that they would be punished by McCarty unless they could bring any witness and from any place they saw he would go no in behalf of then and said if the State would not go to the they in order that the investigation might be thorough and He desired the prosecution to send for any aud every witness they saw fit to aud McCiarty would bear all ex Huff and Eastman accepted the and said they were ready to go on with the Colonel one of the then and read from the Code the law referring to the powers of com mittees appointed by the which is about as follows All com mittees of investigation shall have power to subpoBiia aud bring befcre them tiny witness they may and the Stale shall bear all expense of such This seemed to sat isfy all and they proceeded with the The rirst witness called was Eunice who testified as fol lows Live near Eldora remember that on the Cth day of February John officer of the Itcform accompanied by Henry Mor calleu at my house in pursuit of a boy who had ran from the School officer wanted a horse could not see them when officer came up with the but heard officer Come cut of the bushes or I will shoot did not see any of them have Next witness called was McAnally am twentyone years old have been an inmate of the before going to the school I resided iu Jones county was in over two years came out on leave of absence dated May 74 received full discharge 75 when committed school was located at the officers of the schhool were then Superintendent Assistant Kilvington Butterfield Barton Black smith Entrican had charge of the barn food was plain but plenty of it it the old school knew of boys be ing punished by Entrioau and Butterfield saw the pun ishments myself with one in the case of a boy by the name of George who was punished by Butterfield with a rawhide arid a pointer pointer was about three or four feet long made of about the size of a mans finger at the butt and to a point Barton struck a boy with his hst and made his mouth bleed Eutrican punished with ti raw hide Butterfield punished with a rawhide saw him give a boy by the name of Webb about twenty lashes struck hard and left marks the boy had to take off coat and vest and stand with arms folded have seen boys drop their arms were whipped until they would stand with their arms folded saw marks on a boy by the name of where they had brought blood aud the cut had scab bed Saw Kilvington whip OBrien and Sam Prasicr have been whipped by Kilvington it felt like a whip had to take off coat and vest also my suspenders was whipped with buggy whip it belonged to Kilvington and was made of whalebone after giving me fifteen or twenty he then got a little rawhide and gave me ten or twelve lashes more my back was for elevm or twelve during bread and got half of a largo loaf of bread about ten oclock each forenoon lockup waa iu third story had six blankets it was in January or about that time had no fire in room it was so cold that it was uncomforta ble food was not changed except ou Sunday I complained of being sick and they gave me coffee and meat cells were not filthy heard a boy say that there was lice ou the but never saw any never saw or heard of any bed bugs in the school knew of Kilviugton whipping a boy named Jack OBrien for coming up stairs without permission Jack would not keep his arms folded up but lie whipped him until he did Jack was half wittcd and was afterwards discharged on that account saw Kil vingtou whip Sam Frazier struck him on the head with butt end of rawhide it cut him so that the blood run uown his face Sam threw up his hands and the whip hit him on the knuckles so that they swelled very I heard of Kilvington pun ishing Julius Utter he sent word for Julius to come out on line boy sent word back that he had been excused the boy had one leg taken off below the knee and had an absess in his hip Kilvingtou went into the hat room where the boy was struck him with broom stick and broke it he then kicked the boy several times and made him go out ou aud kept him out till supper time at supper time McCarty sent for him to come up to her room he was taken sick that night and she kept him up there till he got well he was discharged soon after he got I knew of McCarty Avhippping Miles McDonald with a buggy whip it was in the and he had nothing on but his McCarty whipped Andrew Turner saw the boy but did not see any marks on he said it was the hardest whipping he ever Turner is now at work for Andrew Porter witness went on then and gave the changes of Never saw Thompson or Mathews strike a boy saw Brown whip a boy ou the hand with ashortpieice of a rawhide saw him whip a good many but dont remember their names saw Lamorie whip a boy Lamorie did not use a rawhide the nailed a leather strap on a short then split it in toeight or nine strips they were about 1J feet in length and made out of common harness leather saw him strike a boy over twelve times with it Lamorie made the instrument himself he was a shoemaker Butter field ordered him not to use it any so he destroyed it after that he used ashoenmkers knee strap it was always buckled together sometimes he held the buckle in his and sometimes not saw a boy one Sunday that had been whipped his left side was covered with marks am not posi tive who did it but think it was La morie have heard of a boy at the old school being whipped with a harness tug have forgotten who whipped him but think it was cither liogers or It being after twelve oclock a motion was to adjourn till two motion At two oclock court was called to order by the Attorneys for the prosecution made a motion to post pone the examination of as there were several witnesses present who were anxious to get As all parties were James McBride was brought upon the stand and sworm Am a resident of Eldora Township live about six miles from Eldora was at the Eldora Mills one very cold day last winter do not know but think it was below zero an officer of the Reform School came in with two and wished to leave them in charge of the while he went in pursuit of one who had started which time I was in the had to run away ho asked me if that was my team I told him that it was he wanted one of my horses to go after the boy I would not let him have it he gota horse of some one I sup for I saw him as I left coming down the bluff on horseback and the boy walking by his side he was gone but a few Tlie boys cloth ing was very inferior it was not suffi cient to protect them from the inclem ency of the weather could not toll what it was made but of some light material they had no overcoats if they had mittens they had taken them off before I saw them the boys in the mill told me that the one who ran away had one of his feet frozen the officer was well had on a fur a good aud good heavy pants did not see them at work but was told tliey were getting out Cross Boysclothing was not ragged did not let the officer have the horse be cause I thought the boys were abused thought they were abused because I had itad that they were 1 read it in the Eldora Ledger never was at the Helorm never saw any of the boys with McCarty know nothing about McCarty except what I have read remember of telling two or three men that if McCarty was guilty of all that was said about him he ought to be and I would like to help hang him the boys may have had on two or three pairs of pants did not handle them or scan them very close ly I did scan the officers so as to note the difference between him and the boys have not talked with counsel on either side had what I saw published in the Eldora Ledger over my signature it was written at my dictation the editor of the Cut Worm did not write it Mc Bride wrote Koyce was then sworn Am Deputy Sheriff of Blackhawk county reside at Cedar Falls took a boy to the Reform School iu January 1876 did not see McCarty told the officer in charge that the boy was very had vermin on him the offiqer sent the boy into the school room I asked him if he did not intend to clean the boy officer as soon as possible I went into the school remained there about five min then went upstairs found plenty of clothing on the all in good except the pillow which were pretty dirty found a small boy in one bed who he was sick the floor was very dirty it was so cold that it could not be clean as the water would freeze on the floor one or two places looked as though the boys had puked on the floor and it had frozen clown I then started but met who invited me to remain and take dinner with him we went in where the boys were eating dinner they had corn flour boiled turnips and water some of the boys had very dirty faces there was one boy iu the office I first went into who smelled so offensively that I could not have re mained five minutes without becoming I received a letter from the containing a scrap from the Eldora Ledger answered At this point the letter he wrote to the Gov ernor was produced by Senator Par is the letter I and am willing to have it put in as Then followed a long cross examination which failed to elicit anything from the witness except that he did not consider the wash room largo enough to afford sufficient means for keeping which created considerable sport when it became known that he mistook the privy in connection with the for the wash Next witness called was Luther living near Eldora about half a mileNorth of Reform School farms wrs there to a couple of festivals last winter can see the boys most every day when ranking hay have never heard any of the boys say but saw something that indicated that the boys did not have enough to The small boys came to my house after water while making hay it was in boiling corn we had somo left after eating which my wife threw in the slop buck et when the boys came for water they asked for it was given them and they ate it thought it pretty and told my wife they must be very hungry to eat corn out of the slop Later in the fall a couple of small boys were herding cattle after I had eaten my dinner I asked them if McCarty allowed them to eat away from home they said he and I told them to go in aud eat their dinner my wife said they ate as though they were half I saw McCarty coming home from the caucus and asked him if he allowed the boys to eat away from home and he said nor to go into a house I saw some of the small boys eat some green melons they ate them seeds and all except a thin My wife told them not to eat so close to the rind or it would make them sick they ate them just like Then followed a cross ex amination by the defense which did not ammoivnt to Motion was them mnde to adjourn to 8 oclock about 6 or eight times the poidtel was about one inch in ta pering down to the point cant what kind of wood it was it was not very long knew of no marks being left on the boy have had charge of boys when working on dirt piles tnth shackles some had on spring shackles1 which were locked shackles were made of two pieces of iron each forming a onehalf one end of each fastened on a ring the other end join with holes in so that rivets could be put in these made a ring around their ankles and were riveted oti the size of the rivets I should judge was double the thickness of a penholder first fitted on one then the shack les wore placed around the toys ank les his ankles laid on an the rivets placed in the holes and flattened with a hammer the boys were kept in those shackles according to their conduct I wore them two weeks I know of others wearing them a week longer than I did while wearing those shackles they were working on the dirt pile they were kept in the lock up when not working their food in the lockup was bread and water and meat twice a week my food in the lockup was bread and water three times a and meat twice a week I had no other food given me while in the lockup by any officer was in riveted shackles two but was in the lock up not less than nor more than 30 days continuously at that time I was fed on bread and water three times a day during that including meat three times a week 1 would receive one half loaf of bread at each meal the size of one halfloaf was five inches 4 inches wide and 2 J to 3 inches thick I was furnished with as much as I deserved but it did not always satisfy my appetite the meat I would get would be about the size of my hand it was good meat alwoys sometimes it was roast beef and sometimes roast and sometimes cold I was first in shack les for trying to run away spring shackles were put on my ankles and next morning I was put to work on the dirt Made attempt after attempt to get out of the and for this riveted shackles were put on my My treatment was very different after I came back to what it was before I Before I ran away I was treated the same as any officer in the Allowed to do and go what and where I pleased on the Carried keys for both lockups and family I was entrusted with the charge of the lockup fed My du ties were the same as assistant manag er of a I was in the haftit getting all I wanted to eat except when I was in the The fare was no better when I left than when I went I consider the fare was 110 better when I Additional evidence may be found on the fourth the Ack ley is in town this selling off Edgingtous stock of and his can be heard for half a Saturday Bennett met with quite an In turning a at Steamboat he was thrown from a spring and the tham started to run They drag ged him over the rough fear fully bruising his face and spraining his SAXIKDAYS Henry Tons Raside in Indiana have been an iumate of the Reform School went there in 1874 was discharged Jast Wednesday have seen McCarty whip a boy once by the name of Hillery he was whipped by common rawhide he struck him about eight or ten times he did not strike him severely he gave him a very easy whipping rawhide about 2i feet in length butt end onefourth inch through think the boy had on shirt and pants the whipping was in family building 2 been ju the lockup I knew of other boys being whipped by subordinates have seen Entricau whip a boy by the name of Quinlau the boy was between ten and fourteen years old was whipped by a black pointer whippet rather severely can t say how many times he but should think formerly pastor of the church in this and lately of Cedar is now pastor of Monument Square church iu Repub SOLD has sold out the fixtures pertaining to his meat to Metcalf Simp son and rented them his They will continue the They are old hands in tfep stand the business a4 from them we may look for something Frank Taylor is putting in ft new ceiling over head and the and otherwise making his Agricultural Workhouse look HMassey is repainting his store and clearing up inside hw preparing to do a big as aa the spring work is printer Ed Ross in company with Ed White via itecj the office of the Wayerly Indqpen dent not long His unusual stat ure attracted considerable The editor of the Independent thinks we have nothing to and recommends Frank Case to apply to us forafightiug His highness is now visiting the priniug fraternity at As he only he stands a fair chance of beiug the tallest printer in the ;