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•#• r 0M^i x?4'-M '\5te' $f It PI i i i*$f it Iff. IfeOi ty^'s w- VOLUME YII. mHSSENH, ST. LHWRENCE ll&yORK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1897. Pfe NUMBER 2. SUPERVISORS ON A VISIT. Inspect The New Armory Ogdensburg. At EQUALIZATION IS ADOPTED. J Afler A Lone Fliht-The Sserllfs bill Dissert- ed—Reports of Several Import- ant Committees—The Week's Dolnjs. Last Tuesday evening a resolution- was presented by Mr. Merritt extoll- ing the many good qualities of Hon. E. D. Brooks, formerly a member of the Board. Then the question of equalization came up again, in com* mittee, and the labor that had been done went for naught, and a new. basis was adopted. Work on it progressed rapidly, and before the committee adjourned, it had a plan, a doubled barrelled one, for spread- ing a great big surplus over the county, covering itofoot or two deep. There was battle in the air, and the atmosphere didn't clear before morn- ing, but grew thicker. The morning session of the Board Wednesday was short. The Jiidi- iriary Committee reported that such of the Ogdensburg corporations as have paid the state tax and made proof thereof to the Board, are ex- empted from taxation for state pur- poses on their assessment of personal property. Mr. W. T. Clark moved lor a recess until three. It wastaken, and the equalization jangle in com- mittee began again. The basis of the night before was kicked contemptu- ously aside and again the struggle for a basis began. Finally the basis of last year was adopted, with modi- fications. Towns that were assessed lower than the equalization of last year were brought up by additions. New property was added. In case of slight increases in assessment the town was forced to carry it, in large to carry a part while the rest was spread pro rata. Mr. Crapser was in bis element and made lots of fun. He drew an affecting picture of the supervisor of the third ward of Og- densburg, who chances also to be an assessor of Oswegatchie, sitting under a tree in bis garden and deliberately making assessments whicb he now says are wrong. He thought that the judgment of the gentleman ought not to be interfered with,\and the Board thought so too. Finally a report was made up and at and either they will in some manner have to be redueediu the near future, or else the Ugislatuffc WM have to be askedto abolish either doctors or insanity. The repdrt, wettt over under the rutes. Wt.\$BM& from Committee on United 8$*$!. tyiWM Fund reported having been; attended by Commissioner* • BradfoMt.and Tuck, and that the cowltt^feners now have in their handsd&$B#yij5«. and have paid the comptroller #«** on principal since the last report. The amount in their hands is all invested in real estate mortgage?, one of which is in process of fore- closure. The report was adopted. Mr. Fuller from Committee on Sheriff and Jailor's Accounts, wanted in- structions as to certain bills before his committee, and the matter was discussed in open Board at consider- able length, and it looks as if the hand of reform might fall on the office of the sheriff before it got through. The committee is said to believe that the county ought not to pay for ice any more than beefsteak, and that $200 to a pretty good price to pay for conveying five prisoners to the penitentiary all at one trip. Two days board one local drunks, put In jafl tosober off before trial, and who simply spend the night and have breakfast, is another item that may f et gently punched. Finally the udiciary Committee was instructed to aid the perplexed Committee. Whether the sheritt will consider it an aid will appear m the next chapter. Mr. Crapser handed in his] amended report of the committed on assessment of wUd lands and corpor- ations, |nd the thing was again dissected. It provides now for a sliding scale on game preserves. An effort was made to extend the slide to railroads, but this was a little farther than the Board was willing to go, and it adopted the report. What, the railroads will do next year is something that time will show. The clerks handed up the lists of grand jurors that persistent effort had ex- tracted frdm the several members of the Board, and the lists were accept- ed and the clerk directed to certify the same and file them in the office of the county clerk. Saturday morning the Judiciary committee fired a lot of wisdom at the board. It had been asked how the man who buried a poor soldier was going to get any pay therefor, and in a communication covering both sides of a big page it said that he would have to present an account to the Board and get it allowed, just 3ll!i$#M£&lf 2®£LM Boa*d and laid bv« unde* the Kdeit Thursday morning at the opening Of the cession Mr. Newton moved that the report of the Committee on Equalization be adopted, and it was, with only one no, and the Board felt that it had much, very much to be thankful for, and that the day was particularly fitted for the deed. The committee on Equalization in its report didn't mention the report of the special committee on assessment of wud lands and corporations, and Mr. Crapser brought.it up and wanted the Board to adopt it. Mr. Newton and others attacked that part of it recommending the assess- ment of all game preserves at ten dollars per acre, and showed pretty conclusively that some preserves were worth much more, others much less, than the price named per acre. Mr. Crapser admitted that the report needed a little tinkering on this point, and moved that it be returned to the Committee for that purpose, whrsh was agreed to. Mr. Merritt present- ed a resolution that when the Board adjourned Saturday it be to the Town Hall at Ogdensburg Monday at two o'clock, that the Board may in- spect the armory. There was a lot of discussion, and Mr. Crapser opposed any such tours, and wanted the Board written up by some New York paper. He was about to relate his experience on the last trip «f the Board to Ogdensburg, and how he was forced to recline in a chair half the night on account of lack of hotel accomodations, but was prevailed on not to. He did call for the yeas and nays on the resolution, and it was carried, 22 to 11. Mr. Maine present- ed a report of the Committee on Befunding, in reference to the claims of William B. Wright, Sarah Ann Bunions and Edward Stubbs, of Mas sena. All these parties made a claim that they should be paid back certain sums paid by them as taxes on lands purchased with pension or bounty money. The committee awarded Wright $4.41, Sarah Ann RunionB $6.68, and rejected the claim of Stubbs on the ground that it had not been presented to the Board of Town Audit of Massena. The report was adopted. Mr. Flaherty asked that the petition of Wright be refer- red to the Judiciary Committee, so that the town board of Massena may in future know whether or not to exempt his property. So ordered. Friday at two o'clock the Board again got together. Mr. Atwood in- troduced a bill allowing Hopkinton to borrow $3000 for the purpose of building a new road from Piercefield Falls to the County line. The bill was read twice and referred to the Committee on Boads and Bridges. A report of the indebtedness of' Parish ville was presented and ordered filed and published with the minutes. At the evening session Mr. Aldrich pre- sented the report of the Committee on Miscellaneous accounts. Last year the committee audited bills aggregating $4876.10. This year the accounts presented were for $4683.80, and they were out down to $1395.88. The charges for examinationof insane are becommg something alarming, THE WORK taker who (bonce* he couW make the county treasurer pay it right off, and save the interest on his money, has been foiled, Let us rejoice. On motion of Mr. W. T. Clark the sum of $800 was assessed on each school commissioner district to pay the ex penseeof the several comissioners. Mr. Aldrich procured the adoption of the report of the Committee on Miscellaneous Accounts. Mr. Irvin reported favorably the Hopkinton bridge bill. Mr. Crapser plaintively asked when he might see the Board back at Canton again,, and reiterated the statement that it was wasting lots of time and was going to beat the record BO far as the length of the cession was concerned. Finally the Board adjourned, tomeetintheTown Hall at OgdenBburg Monday after- noon. Last year Maeseha's share of the state tax was $2470.58, this year it will be $2406,24, a decrease of nearly sixty-five dollars. A TEST CASE. On the Ottawa and Ne Railroad Bridge. WHAT HAS BEEfi'S ————— M) Since toe Great Undertaklajc was CW About Three Months a|o.-^Twp! Completed—A Vast Quantity #1 On tbe Island Ready for Us On Saturday of last wee^L was suspended on the bridge^o! Ottawa & New York rattroitei is to span the St. Lawrence Cornwall to Massena. Itis:|l thaHhe piers have been fct$ enough to withstand the icet during the winter monthly ^linee Mri Thomas toofcftof wor% tev$xagresjEufia^ satisfactory, *aod \m&mit$.^ doubt that had he been ,^i|| from the first the two bridl\' have been completed by tJfis i very nearly so, as was or* ~ pected. Mr. Thomas, sup of the Sooysmith Co., jt$^g Louisiana, his place being ' the meantime by C. H. De 1 engineer of the same eomj The work has been con entirely to the south cl separates Massena on the], side and Cornwall island,' > are numbered from the Mai 1, 2, 3, and 4. Piers 3 and s plete, No 2 is three,feetV« water line and No. 1 has f OL laid, each course beinj£P The piers in the center oi nel were constructed by sin cribs 61* ft. long by 16 ft; •* The water where these sunk was 29 and 35 feet d* ively: Crushed stone,; Portland cement,forming m crete, fills the cribs to wg above which the stone | course. sgps These stone come by bf|r* the St. Regis reservation, % of five miles and are ofef quality, some being four m Pier 1 is 40 feet long and 13 f and the four courses of st»n(p position weigh 220 tona-W lor the bridge proper coniesf Phoenix Bridgejsomps^foM ville. Pa. via. OgdensMre * B. W. & O. line; Bar| kept busy for the lasfci this iron from QgdeL ,,, great amount ha^fteen-i TJ. a Customs F. village has been, on work each day except ; t, ^ September 16 carefully look the interests of Uncle Sam. ^J shown great courtesy to his RAILROAD RUMBLINGS. |f HB BOMBAY AND MOIRA BE SOLD. RAILROAD TO m latrlntemeot of tbe State Game aid Fisheries Parishville, Dec. 1—X case was tried in special sessions before Justice Hinman on Wednesday, November 24, the result of which was watched with eager interest by all parties con- cerned. The case was the people vs. W. Selleck, ard was for an alleged violation of the state law as laid down in Article 9, sections 210 and 211, which provides for private hunt- ing and fishing grounds and properly posting of notices thereon. The complaint stated that on Au- gust 19th of this year Selleck entered upon the grounds of the Parkhurst brook fishing, club, and in the face of the fact that notices were posted at intervals on the brook, also knowing it to be private ground, he proceeded to fish and caught about 35 trout. The club above mentioned consists of 21 members, farmers who own the land for a considerable distance along Parkhurst brook, and the club was orgainzed legally that they might protect their interests. After this trespass bv Selleck mem- bers of the club tried to settle the matter with him, but he would onl; laugh and offer them six cents, whicl he said was all they could collect for trespass. If this were the case the club was of no benefit to the mem- bers and they proposed to put it to a test, and if possible to establish a E recedent. The case was prosecuted y the people backed by the club, upon a complaint entered by A. M. Courier, who was one of the princi- pal witnesses. It took some time to obtain a jury and the case consumed \the entire day Wednesday. The case went to the jury about 9 o clock at night and in a few minutes they returned a verdict of guilty. lEhe law provides a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $25 for violations of this provision, and as it Was the first oflense the court showed all the leniency possible and imposed a fine of $10, which was paid. L. E, Ginn, of .ffotedam, appeared mm mpte and Watson B. Berry for defendant »re About the New York and Ottawa R. R. Will Cornwall Secure tbe Repair Shops? .,^, Tracks Will Cross at Grade. '\\' e has been considerable con- lure as to how long the O. & L. C. ^ be made to pay, now that is no ;<§r,a division of the Central Ver- lt. Here is one item that may :a : bearing on the question: Five led carloads of potatoes are from along the line of the llan Pacific, by transfer from >tt to Ogdensburg, and thence g, over the O. & L. C. R. R. to & H. at Bouses Point. When few road from Ottawa to Moira completed, it may give the O. & [% a big traffic for the D. & H. ^ i„ the year or two which must . tefore it can be extended from ipet Lake through the wilderness. jfhiB' at least the public may be %Mt if there is any possible f u- f lSeosperity for the O. & L. C, ^\tsons is the man to find it. [reorganized many railroad les, and has never yet made e of any of them. ' M<tf- J * i Judge Coxe's special term last ^according to the TJtica Observ. i conclusion of an argument motion made by counsel for Parsons, receiver of tbe Og- & Lake Champlain rai the receiver be allowed to the lease of the Saratoga & iwrence branch and cease oper- ?the hranch, the motion was Id. This is the Bombay road led. connecting Bombay and n Thomas Cantwell, of Malone ent at the hearing represent- \ffl. G. Reynolds and those i the Bombay road. He con- edS'that the receiver should not Jlowed to disaffirm the lease with- f&ying rental for theroad for the operated. The court finally fix- ' at $500 ani allowed the lease isafflrmed. Under the decree ?er Parsons was permitted to iperating the road November now Mr, Reynolds is running J -*Hn it to keep it in operation iber 'it when it is to be i^qreclosure hy Messrs, Bey- pSasbrouck and Lawrence, i for the bondholders. held in New *' \• 'Cbmi,._::. \der visitors at the bridge. St. Lawrence County Board «f Our telegram quotes fanei large 8)c., small 9Jc., markei Cable 42s 6d. Receipts 24,O0fl| exports 8,000. Creamery but' market steady. Receipts 26,f exports none. * *WSK.»» The butter and cheese mark|tisw|f mains the same as last weefc^--£wiepJt|: : the cable has declined a sixpencCjfe One year ago butter sold herej|M 20@20|o.. and the cheese were^^U sold. '. *mm There are about 300 boxes 6i^^ unsold. Nineteen creameries^ha registered 828 tubs of butter. - '^fi o'clock the sales were so incomf*' the secretary could not give a col „„.., report. '••.« M. B. WAIT, SeCy:/|f J Canton, Nov. 27,1897. „P§ • .$P8s STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED. Deputy Sheriff Williams Finds Joseph Ityei Stolen Rig. '«' On the night of October 13, horse, harness, road wagon a , falo robe were stolen from the pr^ ises of Joseph Myers, of '•Mm Deputy sheriff F. E, WillMtM^ Norfolk, has been on the trail ff thief for some time and hasf! awarded by finding the entire pro] ty. Tbe horse Was found atip Junction, where it had been for another with a blacksmith i: Miles. He found the harness: ai; ural Dam, where it had,^^^ the posseesion of Georj after changing handis^lla^r The buggy was found at Pec: ners, with the thills gone, at Natural Dam and there! Shaw's house. He found the Watertown jail on another , horse stealing, awaiting the* the grand jury, which site ary. The culprit's true na posed to be Frank Whlfo),.-.,, has made Watertown his ho the past ten or twelve years, «* known underseveral aliasem-i Frank McClintOn, Frank McC Frank Finch, Frank Bi?haW., der the name of Finch he seryi terms in state's prison, benjL ,, from Jefferson county. iBapys October he was a laborer »| canal here but work did not # agree with him and he left^ prol ..„,„_ for Helena, where he stole»ri| This Mashaw, where the harne^ap robe were found- is a brothei mm Mashaw lately sentenced to >Mmm prison for passing counterfeit money, Mr. WiUiamsisto be congratulatel •upon his success. •\•» •> :hf,~, % ia^recent . r 'l^m Boattas* of tbe H? the New York & Ottawa' Oompany for a determination nnianner of crossing certain \ t*on its proposed route, the , iafter a thorough personal in- oii^determined mat inasmuch ^railway runs for the most part ^n sparsely settled and little liaection of country and that la: to be crossed are not much i'»i%hways, but country crow p**«4 by very few persons, broads may be crossed at grade, ; the tracks of the Ogdensburg & ^hamplain Railway at Moira ^crossed above grade. _ to the Ottawa Journal .«ifc N. Y. Railway Co. content- K making a proposition to the ijraibion of that city looking to \ition of the workshops of the ....\ \ It is said that if grant a bonus of $100,000 the company will build i there and make it the ore for their workmen and •8. If they do this they will viv iuebonu8 of $35,000 voted by ffijm$&. ; Jfo definite announcement -^t been made by the company ' inject, but the fact that they implied for right of way to run ttfie-town would indicate that tend to carry out the agree- with Cornwall and accept the REVENUE COLLECTOR MISSING. Failed to Account to Brewter* tor Over f 10,000 of Their Money. Albany, Nov. SO.—Developments show that Collector of Internal Revenue Louis W. Pratt has failed to account for $19,219 of the funds which came Into his charge by virtue of his office. He left town last Tuesday and has not been seen nor heard from since. His accounts with the Government are all right. The shortage is in the funds which were placed in his hands by Troy and New Tork brewers about a week previous to the time the Ding- ley tariff bill went Into effect for the purchase of revenue stamps. Nearly one hundred thousand dollars was deposited with Mr. Pratt on this account, but he returned at different times during the past four months either in revenue atfcmps or cash all but $19,219. The brewery companies which state that Mr. Pratt failed to account for moneys advanced by them are the S. Bolton Sons' Brewing Com- pany, of Troy, $13,458.76; Quandt Brew- ing Company, of Troy, $2,583.75; Rusch- er Brewing Coinpany, of Troy, $2,9z«.65: David Mayer Brewing Company, of New Tork City, »26fc Owing to Mr. Pratt's continued ab- sence, the authorities at Washington yesterday appointed his deputy, H. P. Draper, to take charge of the affairs ot the revenue department here. Gpv- ernment Inspector James C. Wheeler began an examination of Mr. Pratt's accounts last week in order that the affairs of the office might be ready to turn over to his Republican successor, soon to be appointed, Mr. Pratt's term having expired on Nov. 18. Inspector Wheeler says that the Government ac- counts are satistactory and that no shortage appears. It has been known for some time that Mr. Pratt was In financial diffl- citfty, brought about principally through disastrous real estate specula- tions in which he embarked in this city several\ years ago, and that his home and furniture had been placed on tbe market. His bondsmen, becoming fear- ful of his financial condition, asked to be relieved, and Mr. Pratt transferred his bond of $200,000 to the City. Trust- Company, of Philadelphia. As the moneys missing were not department revenues, it is said that, the brewers will have to bear their loss; that the Government Is not responsible and that the surety company, cannot be pro- ceeded against.. Mr. Pratt was always a strong Cleve- land Democrat until Jaetj Ball's Presi- dential campaign, wh# h^'1>ecame an wdent Bryanite. He was one of the leading henchmen of Supreme Court Justice D. Cady Bterrick, who secured bis appointment, ana until, bis promi- nence in pBi«j[c»,^%|fe«l**.w«i a prom- brother's nonw. Tb# Secret Serttt* ds- tecUves are looking for Pratt. SAUSAGE MAKER'S TRIAL. Lnetgert, Ap- wttfc Hew Attorneys, pe«*s IK COIIF*. Chicago, Nov. 30.—The second trial of Adolpb L. Luetgert for the murder of his wife was called before Judge Gary' yesterday. The big sausage maker was represented by ex-Judge Lawrence Harmon and Attorney Max Rlese, At- torney Phalen having withdrawn from the case after a heated Interview with Luetgert and the new lawyers. The courtroom was packed with spec- tators when the court was called to order. Most of the session was taken up by Mr. Harmon in arguing that Judge Gary should not try Luetgert on the ground that he was not qualified to sit as a criminal judge. Judge Gary overruled tbe motion ot the defense. Intimating, however, that be was willing that some other judge Bhould sit in the case, providing coun- Bel for the defense could come to am agreement with the prosecution as to who should hear It. in m fe The OflSfiRVBR will he sent t®:iie| subBcribers from now until Smmr l, 1899, for just one dollar,^**\ advance. Add 28 cents if it sent outside the county. Teachers' Examinations. . uniform examinations for W certificates will be held dur- » \year of 1898, in the third commissioner district, St. nee County, as follows: gffg^v FIRST GBAMS. \110—11 Brasher Palls, p II—12 Norwood. SECOND AM> THIBD GRADE, |ry 18—14 Potsdam. !|jt0'-ij. Brasher Falls. '^-28 Massena. *; 11—12 A . Norwood. -j^iber 22—23 Parishville. |^, • NORMAL ENTRANCE. msr 13 Potsdam. 27 Massena. ^jt 11... Norwood. , TRAINING CLASS. [ahuary 19. 20 & 21 Massena. •0^ r jBt 9 & 10 Massena. fSl^aQh of the above named places w ~^w,ntinations w m be conducted School buildings except T 'ojSdem where it will be held in e Intermediate hall, Normal build , sjcap-didates must furnish their ^#i material for the examination. v'lfpichers whose certificates expire during the year are urged to be pres- pl E. F. MCDONALD, ', l*< School Commissioner. \ne of Canton's leading music here, Mrs F. L. Thompson, just ore going to her new home in feted, Conn., purchased an ele- i hew Chickering piano, which selected from the immense stock E. Everett's wareroomB at Pots- *i 2w2 Haay Lives Lost in British Gale. London, Nov. 30.—Many lives have been lost and shipping destroyed by a gale which has swept the British coasts. A score of bodies have been washed ashore In various places. The sea wall at Scarborough has been washed away, and the passenger and mail services across the Channel have been mostly suspended. The British ship Larnlca, Capt. Bur- gess, from St. John, N. B., for Fleet- wood, has been driven ashore by the force of the gale. NEW YORK MARKET REPORT. WHEAT—No. 2. Bed hovere about the dol- lar mark »nd fluctuations are mostly due to gpeonUtion. although reported increase in visible supply tends to depression. OATS—The o»t market is dull and practt- oally unchanged. BEANS—The market for marrow beans holds firm, but there is no further change in the nice. Ex orters have been able to fill most of their orders at tl.40: some jobbing business in strictly choice qualities has been done a little higher. BUTTER—The receipts are very moderate and there is a fair trade at full late prices, some of the medium to good grades showing an advance. EGGS—Receipts are light, and the supply of fine fresh-gathered stook is «maller. There Is an ample offering of all grades except in tbe very best, but for these there la rather more demand than supply, and prioes have made a slight advance. CHEESE-The market for large full-cream oheese continues very quiet and in unsatis- factory position. FRt'I rS-The receipts of apples are 111 eral una the trade moderate. Prices are without much change. Tone Is fairly firm on high grades, but medium and lower qualities ure rather urgently offered, Flour winter atraigbts.ln bbls 6« ««W 70 \ 5m«ii.40 T0@73 7.-.®T7VJ 88(8)88!^ spring patents Corn meal Feed per 100 lbs BuoKwheat, grain Wheat, No.2red Corn No. *••••••\ Oats, white. No. 8 Rye Barley Bean*, msrrow « red kidney... Pork,alive, pr. 100.... Beet \ \ •••• Cslvu 28H .60 1.25® 1.42J* 1.60 86(l@3 80 *00®4.95 6.00(38.00 HOWARD BURT ARRESTED. Charged With the Murder of His Father-in-law. EXAMINATION AT POTSDAM. Before Judge Swllt.—Some New Evidence has Developed.—Orest. Interest in the Result.—C. A. Kellogf Bart's Counsel. Howard W. Bunt, the son-in law of Asa Briggs, now stands accused of murder and is in Canton jail pend- ing an examination. The arrest was accomplished Satur- day evening by the Sheriff. Satur- day morning Mr. Burt took the early train from Potsdam for Ogdensburg and spent the day with, ©^-District Attorney O. A. Kellogg, whom he re- tained as counsel, as he knew that his arrest was a matter of only a few days at the best, The day Was spent in going' over the case putting Mr. Kellogg in possession of. all the facts, and in giving him an outline of the Burt homestead. A complaint had been made out in Potsdam/that after- noon by Mr. Hale and a warrant is- sued. On his return trip, when the train arrived at Canton Mr. Burt was in the smoker where Sheriff Smith found him. He evi- dently had not looked for eo speedy an arrest and appeared dazed but surrendered without opposition. He asked to see Mr.* Hale and was taken to his home. That evening lie telephoned his family that he could not return that night and he appris- ed Mr. Kellogg of the arrest* mew evidence of quite a prominent nat- ure has developed of late and the re- sult of the examination is now await* ed with great interest. It is claimed that Masters Spencer Barkley and Oliver Brewer, who visited the scene of the tragedy on that fatal night, were told Jby Harry Burt that the man who did the shoot- ing wore a heavy beard. The hand- kerchief, the revolver, the white* hat and his actions for two hours in Potsdam are things which Mr. Burt must explain or doubtless ho Will have to stand trial. The examination will be held this afternoon before Judge Swift, of Potsdam. A PARISHVILLE TOUCiH SENT TO JAIL PROM PARISHVILLE ON ToAwitttk*Actl*«•(IteOmi Jirf M• VmpF wt MUM 'WW m mm^mWw* Parishville, Nov. S0-^An examina- tion before Justice Hinman was com- pleted this morning at oiife o'clock: as a result of which Stephen Carlton, Pariehville'e notorious^ character and desperado, has been lodged in jail at Canton to await the action Of the grand jury at its January sitting. The crime adduced was assault m the second degree, by threatening the life of Michael Duffy with cocked gun and revolver. The arrest was made Monday by constable D. S, Tupper upon a war- rant issued by Justice Hinman. A. Gr. Adams was the main witness and was an eye witness of the assault. The evidince is eo strong as to leave little doubt as to the result of the trial. Watson B. Berry appeared as counsel for the people and E. A. Everett for the prisoner. Carlton has led a -'tough life\ and for the past SO years has been in jail 22 years of that time. He attempted to shoot B. W. Barrows at one time while the latter was trying to arrest him for burglary, and it was only by chance that murder was not added to his long list of crimes. When only about 25 years of age he began his career of crime and was convicted and sen- tenced for burglary and larceny. He escaped from mnnemora at one time and was at large for three years, being finally captured near Buffalo. When out of jail he has terrorized the inhabitants of the southern part of this town, where he has resided^ and when he has been apprehended and sent away they have usually breathed easier. Since his last re- lease from jail he has resided near the stone quarry about two miles from this village. ANOTHER HOSPITAL MASSACRE. Cubans Flsbt Desperately, b«t Tea Ave Killed. Havana, Nov. 29, via Key West, Nov 30.—Another Cuban hospital has been destroyed by the Spanish guerrilla forces ot Cabanas at Herraduras, Pinaa del Bio province. When the sick and wounded patriots saw that they wen surrounded they resolved to fight des- perately to the last. After a terrible engagement they were able to break through the Span- ish lines and save some of their slcb and wounded. But seven of the num- ber, who were almost dying wttn ma- laria, were captured aatf immediately put to death by the Spaniards, Threa women were also made prisoners and were slain. The bodies of the victims were heaped together and burned with the three huts in which the hospital was established. The Insurgents, although they were almost unarmed and moat of them wen sick and therefore practically inferioi to their assailants, killed one Spanish captain and three soldiers and wound- ed five soldiers. The OBSERVER will be sent to new subscribers from now until January 1,1899, for just one dollar, paid in advance. Add 35 cents if it is to be sent outside the county. I -fta ^ ^.^#hrS? m «'\* '«::-! ^ '.'Mi*- -•HM

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