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Ccux County Journal.
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gr. Jokkth, Ma, My 19. -George
Brooks, hie wife and tire children, raa
iaftia ana from to 14 years, arrived in
St. Joewph Friday, baring walked from
Marion eouaty, Ksnsss over thiee hun
dred mOan, since the 1st of tba month.
Tbe family want to southern Kansas
during the boom and proved up a claim.
Poor crops resulted in tbair losing both
their farm and stock. Tbair neighbors
vara in almost as straightened circum
Uncee as themselves, and when Brooks
mvliuUI to start to his old home at
Suroutney. Ia, nobody coiUdfaasist hi
He finallv deUrmined to walk, and his
conclusion was partly earned out.
When they arrived here they were in
horrible condition. The wife's shoes
nmnntind her feet were one
mass of sores. The two younger cbil
dren. boys aged 4 and 6 walked nearly
all the way and their oowhide shoes had
soade running ulcers a quarter of an
uh Wn in their heels. Brooks insists
that there are hundred! in the new
counties of Kansas whose condition is in
no way better than that of his family.
. bi- worra Arrived with Edward
New York, May 14. Among the paa
on board the steamship
Warn, which arrived from Bremen
were Edward Strauss and his famous
nrehastra from Vienna. The party will
rive a aeries of concerts at the new Madi
son Square garden during the su mmer.
A rerrjr Boat Cap"'"1-!
Beaux, May 17.-While crossing the
Rive Oder near Ratibor. Silesia, today
a tarry boat loaded with passengers waa
suddenly capsized. Before assistance
could reach them, thirty-six of the un
fortunate occupants of the boat were
Winona rtor Mill Bnrnod.
Wihona, Mas. May 1&-The Winona
a :ii ;tK AfttuLcitTof 1.500 bar-
nour iiiiu a r
rela per day and the large elevator ad
joining burned this m-rning. The Por
ter mill was aaved by the strenuous ef
forta of the firemen.
A Draaatr Robbed
Wavmlt Ia., May 1C.-J. W. Robin
son, who travels for B. F. Harris fc Co.,
wholesale jewelers, Chicago, arrived
here Tuesday from the west and in ab
sence of an express wagon left bis
trunks in the depot with instructions
that they be sent to bis hotel in the
morning. During the night burglars
affected an entrance to the depot and
rifled both of the trunka which con
tained 120,000 worth of watches, jewelry
and diamonds. One of the trunks
was earned into afield adjoining the de
pot, which was found together with the
leas valuable portion of its contents
All of the diamonds, about 250 gold and
silver watches, hundreds of chains, pins
and charms are miming, estimated
value about I15X)0. Searching parties
are acouring the country in all direct
ions, and though several tramps have
been arrested nothing haa been found
to indicate that they are the robbers.
Will aw be DUaatsMMl.
. New York, May la. The sentence
against Commander McCalla will posi
tively not be dismissed, but aa nearly aa
can be ascertained it will be three years
suspension, on half pay, retaining hia
present number on the navy register
during that period.
Daotroyad by Eire.
Tadhtos, Mass.' May 14. The Taun
ton electric light building was nearly
destroyed by fire yesterday morning.
Loss, 110,000; insurance, 17,500. Chief
Engineer Coleman fell from the build
ing and broke a rib, besides receiving
Loxdon, May 19. Thomas McLean,
United State council at Portsmouth,
haa committed auicide by shooting him
self with a revolver. The tragedy took
place at Southesa castle a fashionable
lace of residence on the oposite shore
of the inlet of the sea on which Ports
mouth is situated.
Kxteaatva Worka Baraod .
Gajd Rapid, Mjoh.. May 19. Last
night the exteneivs works of the Oriel
spasy burned. Tbe tons is
I at nSOfiOO; insured for V70,-
Ca Ten dwellings were also destroyed.
Tare hundred men were thrown out of
Kertia, May Mi-Sir Parry Anderson,
tsKUk afieiat eoatabiasioner to Qer
avjr, haw not y reached a sunmss
ttmMrymtZzjxtii objeot of his
wcjzjiC.nmniWf and about to
i KmtLa0 taaiaWai .. affair.
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tmm&Unt tatty, aria mm to
Erlt&M aCMBS wW to re-
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A gun club has been organized at Sid
Work on Geneva's 115,000 hotel waa
An excursion to Vsllowstone park is
being organized at Fremont
Tbe proposed farmers' flour mill at
Gothenburg will not be built this sea
son. Two inetersnt baggers have been
doing the scald hsnd act in Edgar the
Grand Island's new officers have been
sworn in under a charter of a city of
the first class.
The First National bank of Lexing
ton has commenced the erection of a
new bank building.
"r"TJ prouibiuon.bt are prosecu
..;g l lie saloonkeepers of that place for
selling adulterated whiskey.
E. E. Jones of Wymore ia the owner
of a Rebel Medium colt, now ten days
old, which is valued at tSiO.
Hay Springs is to have a new bank
called the Northwestern State bank.
witL an authorized capital of 140,000.
The Neligh creamery is now making
300 pounds of butter daily and will soon
increase its output to tSOO.
Q Hebron has extended her boundaries
and is taking the neceesiry steps to
wards organizing as a city of the third
The Beaver City town board has
raised the saloon license from $Tj00 to
1750 and has fixed the occupation tax at
Two saw mills on the Boggy in Sioux
county are now running, and native
lumber can now be bought cheaper than
Tbe Sons of Veterans of Lyons last
week effected an organization, and this
week a Woman's Relief corps is to be in
At a soloon keeper's dance held af.
Blair tX was cleared, to be dirided be
tween the Catholic and Episcopal
County Attorney Fair, of Dakota
county ia after every saloon keeper in
Covington, who holds open on Sunday
or after 11 o'clock in the eveniig.
According to the catalogue of tbe
Luther academy ai Wahoo, there are
seventy-seven pnpils enrolled in all the
classes. The school year closes this
Professor Hicks, stte geologist, is of
the opinion since investigating the flow
ing we'.la of Dixon and Holt counties
that the Dakota artesian or water-bearing
strata extends into Nebraska.
Professor Nicholson, director of the
chemical labratory of the state univer
sity, waa in El wood last week making
airangeiaents for experiments in sugar
beet culture in Gosper county.
The McCook Gazette maked this ren
dition: "McCook recognizes that water
may be excellent for bathing purposes,
and also for navigation, but it will never
be popular in thia cuy as a beverage."
Mary Sokol, living near Uuncan,
Platte county, quarrelled with Joseph
Beama and finally smashed him over
the bead with a washboard, for which
pleasure ahe waa assessed S1C.75 by the
Charley Cmrk last week shot Mies
Euna Mclntyre near Free port, Bannar
county, and then blew his own brains
out. The young lady waa shot twice,
but will recover. Jealousy was the
Lincoln R. Petit, aliaa Harry Smith,
and Thomas Lilly, confined in the Cen
tral City jail on the charge of burglary
worked tbeir way to freedom with the
aid of a bed slat, and have not been
heard from since.
While a little son of M. A. Kieff, liv
ing near Rushville was in the act of un
harnessing an ox tbe animal waa struck
and killed by lightening. The boy waa
severely shocked, but is apparently aa
well as ever.
Property owners living on the princi
pal street of Cozard are having trouble
over their boundary lines, caused partly
by the county board deeding to certain
holders about ten feet off the south
side of tbe county road.
W.U. fatteraonot Harnaoa, haa a
curiosity in the shape of a $5 note of old
continental currency issued in 1776 and
given to William Castle hia great grand
father, in payment for services in tbe
Daring a quarrel in a Chadron gamb
ling den Charles C Wilson, formerly
city marshal pulled his revolver and
hot at John Larkins, proprietor of tbe
joint Wilson waa then set upon by a
gang and seriously beet ,
There are eonflioting seportt aa to
wbtw tbe allseed Texas cattle came
from wluob ware MoanUy shipped into
Tfctuvto co nty, and , resident
MB irttl ajBjddsWor to make . sure
tbf fro fa dtwmm before tbey
talXmaotnte nrapoM to
gg into Us mmviz'Jit faasinsss on tbe
mtfnim g!aav Xir yin hire
-o trc : r a ci pmet f
According to the Nordeo BorraHt
this is the latest news from the Ke ,
I 'ali s county ojins: The Burton creek
will be to tbe depth of 500 feet in thirty
days when tiiey will probably reach the
rock that assayed the large amount,
while the Murphy canyon will be to tbe
depth of 500 feet next week.
A reporter for the Pender krpubliean
noticed an Indian and bia wife in town
the other day. There is nothing re
markable about his noticing them, for it
ia bis trade, but thia Indian and wife
walked side by side on the sidewalk and
Mr. Indian carried trie pappoose in hia
arms. This is prima facie evidence that
the Indian is becoming civilized.
According to the XoHjtariel there is
grief brewing in school matters in Cen
tral City. The board is holding ad
journed meetings for the purpose of try
ing to get together a corps of instruct
ors who are either bald headed or can
keep their fingers out of each other's
bsir. Only a part of theut have yet been
select., and these selections are sub
ject to reconsideration.
Saturday night James Pummel of Au
burn was attracted by a peculiar noise
in the rear of his premisag and saw the
leg of an infant protruding from a ma
nure pile. The child was recovered and
it is thought will live. Jennie Blunt, an
orphan girl eighteen years of age, was
suspected and admitted as being the
mother of the child.
Spaffo'd Wood hull, aged forty years,
and Meg-th-tain, aged thirty-rive years
Omaha Indians on the reservation, were
last week, by Judge Dowes licensed to
marry. They have lived together after
the Indian custom until they have a
good sized family, some of the children
being about grown, says tbe Lyons Mir
tot, but if they are to be white people
hereafter, clothed with full fledged citi
zenship, they want to be married after
the custom of the whites.
Ore shipments to Pueblo are reported
aa increasing rapidly.
The building for the Canon City can
ning factory is nsarly completed.
The Pueblo Star reports alfalfa on the
outlying mesa already three feet high.
Mrs. Henry Brown has been elected
president of the St. Elmo achool board
Hon. J. S. Stanger flourishes a one of
the prominent farmers of Jefferson
The town of De Beque. Mesa county,
has a scheme for the establishment of a
The Cauon City market will be sup
plied with home grown strawberries In
a few days.
Cortoz, Montezuma county, ia to have
this season a flouring mill with a capac
ity of 100 barrels a day.
High water in the creeks and rivers
is cnusiog some trouble and a good deal
of apprehension at Gunnison.
The Cast la Rock Journal claims that
Boulder county has some of the finest
horses in the state and plenty of them.
Heavy snows about the source of the
Rio Grande excite fears of heavy floods
in tbe valley of that stream this sum
Building stone is being shiopad from
El Moro, this state to Clarendon, Tex,
for the construction of a jail and court
L. Hartig of Rocky Ford will this
spring punt perhaps the largest water
melon patch in the world. It will con.
tain 150 acres.
The strawberry and ice cream festival
season was inaugurated at lriniuad
Tuesday night by the ladies of the
The Hot Springa hotel at Canon City
will soon be relieved of its clerical land
lord and comes into tbe charge of one
who will allow baths en Sunday.
Hie Uolden Jran$ertpt announces
the shipment of a fine collection of fos
sil plant to Columbia college. New
York, but fails to say that tbe moat mag
nifioent fossil of Colorado, its own edit
or, still remains one of the curiosities of
the Centenial State.
The season at Manitou may be aaid to
Lave fairly begun, and in leas than one
month all the hotels will be open and
filled with guests. Besides tbe occasion
al large Raymond excursion, many
guests have come in, many of whom are
stayers. The Baker, Cliff and Ruxton
are now open. ;
The famoas Buckingham
case ia on trial at Howard.
The wire worm is working near West
moreland in Pottawatomie county.
Tbe farmers' alliance of Brown county
ia investigating the county printing.
Tba Central Kanaaa District Medical
society mat at Balina Tuesdsy and dis-
ousssed professional matters.
i ne women or bouui Aioniaon are
in a stew on account of a man who goes
prowling about tbe alleys at night.
How Kanaaa will turn bar back on
Missouri when tba original package
nop awfully started. -Aebiaoo Globe.
Bill Haddock and . Caleb OUW
negro t Topeka, eeoured a crowbar,
broke tbe ban of tba dungeon in tba
jail and isBapia' Monday night. '
Tba grand eowmejwWry KaigbU
TaarpiaTi in asasion a , Lawvanwortb,
The officers are stirring up the joint
keepers of Pittsburg. Five of tiieui
have been arrested. Four pleaded
guilty aud are in jail, while the fifth
Samuel loottif An-adiacoumitted
auicide Monday by hanging himuelf in
h is barn. Ttmpctsiy infinity itute
by recent illness is suppos ed to be re
sponsible for the deed.
The directors of the Abilene drivicg
park and fair association have ck-cided
to give two race meetings Auguat -19-21
and October 14 17. The county fair
ill be held in connection with the
The Atchinson Clot plaintively saks,
Which is the literary town of Kansas?"
and follows up with the ttaten.tt.t that
Lawrence runs to reunions, Wichita tf
joints, Leavenworth to brass buttons,
Topeka to grips And eigne, Emporia to
prayer meetings, and Atchiobou to high
five parties and schemes.
Great excitement was created at Mc
Cune over the discovery that John F.
Beck, until lately the only liveryman in
town, had made a proposition to a
young man who had formerly been in
his employ to burn the barn of his rival,
which would have endangered numer
ous other business houses of the city.
His supposed accomplice gave the
Alfred M. Sjeley has obtained a judg
ment at Olathe against the Santa Fe
road for $7,943.25 for lsicg a leg is an
accident while oa the road aa a brake
mac. Belleville will soon be well supplied
with colleges. Work will shortly be
commenced on a four story structure
for a Presbyterian college, and the
Catholics are also building one.
Heyton Burleigh, an old colored nian,
was yesterday moining found dead in
White Clay creek, near Atchistn. Indi
cations sre that he was murdered, and
Pins Boon, with whom he had previous
ly quarreled, is under suspicion.
Horton now has a law and order
There are 110 creameries in success
ful operation in Kansas.
Kansas is growing 375,000 more acres
of wheat this year than it did last.
J. B. Warner has been appointed post
master at Vine Creek, Ottawa county.
The disbarment proceedings against
IL L. Burgess st Olathe will be heard
Salina society is just now excited over
an elopement and marriage in high toned
Salina business men have organized a
commercial exchange to forward the in
terests of their city.
Ohio Capitalists are negotiating for
the election of a plant at Atchison for
the manufacture of sewer pipe, to cost
"Original packages" and original sin j
are two different things that will lie
tr Iked of greatly now a days, Kansas
Farmers in the vicinity of Parsons re
port that rabbits and mice are becoming
serious pests and are doing much dam
age to growing crops.
There are more girls in town than
there are young unmarried men to
cort them to a sociable and other fash
ionable parties as the census will prove.
A Nrgro Retaliate.
Mf.ridan, Miss., May IC Whitecops
aet fire to the cabin of a negro named
Anderson laat Sunday night. Ander
son ran out and fired into the crowd,
killing Louia Land and wounded two
others and escaped. Marauders have
committed several outrages lately.
Public feeling justified Anderson.
Protest Asalaat the Abandonment.
Makdan, V. D., May 14. A largely at
tended meeting of the citizens protested
against the proposed abandonment of
of fort Lincoln. A number of farmers
living south of town say that they set
tled there on account of government
and if tbia is withdrawn they will be
compelled to abandon their farms.
Strong resolutions were passed express
ing alarm at the disposition of the mili
tary department to abandon the fort
with thousands of hostile Indiana with
in a day's journey. Reports are to hand
that a similar meeting is being held in
the country and that much alarm is
Hilled by the Cow bora.
Oklahoma Citt, L T. May 14. Three
farmers were killed in a tight with a
number of Chickasaw cowboys on the
South Canadian river, fourteen miles
south of this city The cowboys were
driving their cattle through farms oa
tba north aide of the river when the
settlers protested. The United Stater
marshal ia in nursuit of the cowboys.
A Madden Death.
NtaaAHiA City Nan, May 17.- Mrs. A.
Heller, wife of late auperiutentient o
the Nebraska Git) packing company
waa found dead in bar room yesterday
morning. Bar little daughter went to
all her and found her lying dead in a
oomer of tbe room. She was apparent
ly ia good health. She had evidently
riawa dnriog tba night feeling badly and
dtwfnjed dead frees aopesay beft? aba
eonU aa3 aaaiataaM. Mr.TIafler ia in
SENDS OUT A LETTER.
The rai.ar l lb oaupaay Bill b Aa
New Vokk, May ltiS. G. Dnran,
president of the well known broker firm
doing business under the title of Dorao
i Wright company, has sent out a oir-1
cular letter to their correspondents an-:
nouncing the absolute liability of the
company to continue payment. It is
probable that the failure of the com-1
pany will be announced on tiia Consoli
dated and Produce exchanges today.
The liabilities of the firm sre said to ex
ceed 1300,000, and the assets are practic
ally nothing. Some weeks ago it wis
rumored on the streets that the com
pany as in trouble. The officers of the
concern would not admit to the truth
of the rumor and insisted that they
were prepared to meet all obligations
It is understood that at that time they
quieted a good many of their creditors
by giving them thirty, sixty and ninety
day notes. Tbe maturing of ihese notes
and advancing market brought matters
to a crisis and they are compelled to ac
knowledge the insolvency. President
Doran promises to issue a statement of
the assets and liabilities as soon as it
can be prepared. He does not speak
very encouraging of the assets All of
the creditors of the company, lie says,
are out of town people, not a dollars
worth of paper being out in New Vork
City. Mr. Doran says he has sold his
yacht and put up all of his real estate
on the market, and has put up $50,000
in cash in business since the trouble in
April. The company has branch ollices
in Was) ington, Atlanta, Boston and
ftomtmt to Ileal h.
Ayeii, Mass , May 14. Late yesterday
afternoon the body of Mrs. Philip Bul
ger, aged 45 was found in the outskirts
of the village in a literally roasted con
dition. It was evident that while ahe
had been burning brush her clothing
bad caught fire and she burned todeath.
She leaves a husband and two children.
A Squaw l!eeoiiiena 'un.
Yanktos, S. D. May 15. -Miss Joseph
ine Crowfealher, a full blooded Sioux
maiden, haa become a Benedictine nun.
Her father is a Sioux chief.
A Fight of l.onf; Duration Beg 'n.
CIUMHKR1.A!, S. D., May 15. A fight
that promises to le of many years, dur
ation haa commenced for the posaesuion
of 320 acrea of land which lies immedi
ately north of the city, in what was re
cently a portion of the Crow Creek and
Winnebago reservation. When them,
lands were opened for settlement in 1885
the two claima above mentioned were
taken by homesteaders. Upon the
withdrawal of the reservation from the
public domain two montha after it was
thrown open, the original settlers left
and the claims were shortly afterward
taken by settlers who have since re
mained upon the land. Alxiut four
years ago the two claims were, by legis
lative act, included in the city limits of
Chamberlain. Recently an o'gBiiiatioB
of citizens put a townBite filing on the
claims, and attempts were reputedly
made by the townsiters to erect dwell
ings thereon, but the settlers did not
take kindly to the idea of having build,
ings erected in their onion and potato
patches, so they confisticated the build
ing material as fast aa it was put on
the ground. The townsiters, before
attempting to build, had the tract
surveyed into two acre lota, and now
the settlers are engaged in pulling up
the survey stakes and using them for
fire-wood. It will be several years be
fore the matter will be finally settled.
The two claims are handsomely located
ard are very valuable.
A Triple Murder
Wam.in, Pa., May 16.- The journal's
representative returned this morning
from the scene of the Crouch tnple
murder at Bentleyaville, thirteen miles
east of here. The town is in sol a ted
from railway, telegraph and telephone
connections. The murder ia supposed
to have been 1-on.mitted between 8 and
9 o'clock Tueeday evening, but was not
discovered until alxiut 10 o'clock Wed
nesday morning. An alarm was given
the neighbors entered tbe houae where
a sickening sight waa presented. Father,
mother and son lay on the floor horri
bly disfigured by heavy blows ot a blunt
club on the h fed. Blood, braina and
hairs were scattered on the floor and
furniture. The tragedy was evidently
committed by one person and his object
robbery. Crouch was known to have
large sums of money on the premises
and whether tbe murderer secured
much is not known. Two hundred and
fifty dollars were found after the crime
waa committed. The community is in
a ferment of excitement and thore ia
no clue. Tba grand jury here today
offers 11,000 for tbe arrest and convio-
tion of tha murderer. Officials from
t . . , i
nera nave gone to iook up ilia case.
The coroner la holding the inquest.
Will Oeeaalan IHmder.
Munich, May 19. Prince Regent
Luitpoid haa written to tha archbishop
expressing regret that the Catholic con-
is to be held at Munich because
it iajprobable that the meeting will oc
casion some disorder. He enjoins tha
archbishop to reconsider tha arrange
ment before the prlnoe regent shall
bare one anion to exercise hia right and
pfwform hi duty in taking Kaasurse
for tba maiateiaaoea of order.
Btrnra by Ligbtalag.
Winimu-, Ii, May li Liglitaing
played havo; with the rrtiideote of J. M.
Brown yesterday. It etrurk the roof
near the centre, foil ed the cone, de
molished all chimneys, eca'.tered bricks
and boards a hundred feet and left the
houae in a dilapidated condition. Mr.
Bro- n, who was out of doors at the
time was thrown violently to the ground
while his wife who wsa in the sitting
room, which was left w ithout any aid
ing, was not shocked. Their daughter,
who was at work in the kitchen, was
struck ou the hip, her dress, stocking
and ahoes split to pieces and torn from
her. She is in a critical condition.
Ilebrlug oea .Negotiation.
Ottawa, O.vr, May 17. Buhring sea
negotiations, it is ststed on undoubted
authoritiy have reached the final stsge
of mere technicality and practical de
tail. While it will not be jmrsible to
formulate and publish the intended in
ternational convention for the regula
tions of the fur seal fishing in the North
Pacific ocean and waters if adjacent
thereto during the present seaswn,
American and Brinish negotiators have
agreed upon the model by which tbe nec
essary and proper regulations shall lie
framed, so that full and satisfactory ad
justment of controversies is assured.
fourteen Mcu taken out A live,
W iskkmiakrk, Pksx., Mbv 17. Four
teen men were this moraing taken out
of the caved-iH Hartford mine alive.
There is great rejoicing among the
friends and relatives of the rescued men
who tell thrilling stories of the efforts
they made to keep themselves alive.
When the nineteen deud and charred
bodies were being brought to thesurfaee
the see re at the mine was heartrending.
Men, women and children shrieking
and groaning fell upon their kneea, lift
ed their hands and eyes toward heaven
and prayed for the dead.
Alien, the lire 1hh who was rescued
from 't ho mine alive last night ,died to
day. SHOT BY HIS NEIGHBOR.
Brairi, Xrh., May H. David
C-wy, an Irinh farmer, shot and killed
Mrs. James Knirdon. Casey is a pros
perous farmer living utiout two miles
north of town, while clise by his farm
lies the Itairdon place. It seems that
stock beloning to the Rairdons had
been in the habit of K''ng into Casey's
out-field and destroying the crop.
Casey saw the cattle in his field and
started to drive tbem out, when Jpmee
Rairdon, Mrs. Hair don, their boy and a
girl all attacked him, knocking him
down and pounding him" with club.
This morning Casey arose bright and
early and started for David City. Oa
his return, when about four miles from
home, he met the Rairdons, and draw
ing his revolver, shot Mrs. Rairdon three
times, killing her instantly. As soon aa
this was done Casey came into town and
delivered himself up to Marshal J. B.
Lognr. Telegrams have been sent to
the sheriff and coroner.
Will Mrlng a SianiUI to Ilia Attention nt
New York, May 15. The Herald's
Quebec correspondent in a dispatch on
the subject of corruption and bribery in
Canadian official circles says that E. t).
Murphy, who at one time was a member
of the New Vork state legislature and
who fled to Canada some eight years ago
with 8fi0,000 belonging to the office of
the Near Vork license commissioner, has
made some statements which bid fair to
unearth some scandals which will prove
far reaching into their polit;cal result.
A short time after his flight to Canada
Murphy joined the contracting firm of
Larkin, Connely St. Co., retiring , from
that firm last year with a very large for
tune. Another member of that firm
was Robert McGrevy, brother of tbe
Hon. Thomas McGrevy, member of par
liament for Quebec west. Robert Mc
Grevy corroborates the statement of
Murphy and their joint revelations are
the result or a dispute with other mem
bers of the firm and of a family quarrel
between the two McGrevys. Both
Murphy and Robert McGrevy furnished
the detaila of 'he various aums of money
paid by them from 183 to 1888 for the
purpose of being favored aa public con
tractors by the Quebec harbor commis
sioners and public works department.
The total amount paid out by the firm
for official favor is placed at $200,000.
Most of the money wan paid to the Hon.
Thomas McGrevy though Sir Hector
Lsngwin is personally indicated in tbe
statement of Murphy, and the members
of the federal cabinet are also said to be
implicated. In 1888, 125,000 according
to stories of two self-confessed bribers,
was paid to Thomaa McGrevy for enab
ling their firm to secure the contract
for a cross wall in Quebec harbor. In
1884 they paid a bribery fund of WOJW)
in return for which their firm sue u red
a $25,000 contract for tha construction
of a government dock at Esquimalt, B.
C. In 1887 Thomaa McGrevy waa paid
25,000 for increasing tha contract prion
of some dredging in Quebec harbor from
27 to 35 cenU per yard.
The preliminary steps towad bringing
thia scandal th tha attention of Parlia
ment have already been taken. Btaaa
whfle Murphy and Robert Magrary bara
bean arreated and admitted to bail oa .
tha cbarffa of criminal libel made by
Hon. Thorn aa McGrevy .
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