The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, May 13, 1904, Image 1
ft ' t sw. Sku!5!SK V ..- m-m vrT a T "nry j,iiiiiiiiici'f' i'';;vw; Safs&i 'S--" f. w mmm VOJAJIVIE xxxi r. RED CLOUD, NEHKASICA, MAY 1JJ. 11)01. NUMHEK 2'w 'VN? Mine Bros, ( Miner Bros. HT PRICES! Klfi Hy right prices we don't mean City prices or liar gain prices, but prices that are right for reliable mer chandise. We stand back of the representation of every article sold from this store. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, bring it back in salable condition and we will cheerfully refund your money. ? SSUR&S. 6 A lot ol 1,'XKi ynrrfs of 4jU;liut Clnghum in stiipes. chocks and plain cnlois tho iistml ltV kind. Itrstcud Gbg ftk One lot of Fieiioh Q&SJ Oinghiims in snipes T1il"-o mi' mostly miiiiients and short lengths curried over fioin last fall, with u liuiubcr of new pat torus. Usual price ' 2."i to Wo. Price now 18c INECH RIBBONS. Sonic pretty new novelties in fuuey nock ribbons. Satin Taf feta in white, with large silk em- broidoroil dots in pink, blue and rod. Champagne color with small silk omhroldomd dots, in white, led and black. A Into no city; per yard ,'!(; LACES. ."(K) yards of 'J to 1 lii.Toichon uud Val. Luces. Como while the ussoitnieitt is complete. Per yard, while they last 5c SILK GINGHAMS. Whites and black stripe, col ored stripes, plalu)whito, lace oirect-s, etc., in regular HOc cloth, but remuunt leiiKths of fi to 18 yd pieces. Instead of fiOo. 33c CORSETS. We ore overstocked on one num ber of Corsets our No. 294 in black and white; a full run of sizes, in the perfect-fitting C.-I3. Corset. Regular value $1.00. Special, 75c. 'Satisfaction or money back." MINER BROS iwMifli BARKER GUILTY ! In tho Penalty Fixed at Deeoth by Hanging. Nothing now was developed 10 dli ocl oMuiilnaliou. Dr. Duinoroll was tho nol witness, lias pi act iced medicine '-J7 years Ti'stlllodtii Hailing two bodies. Not postivo how Dan Burlier was diossod when loiiud Told ol examination of body und dc-crlbed the couiso of tho bullet, which sovoiod a oln and caused death; could mil A nr -w,lnrt- t-rmnrlit- fli, inn. !m t lw 14'ii-t-... .i.MH.InH "l v.j" . -"h"- "-j-J ... .v. ...i...i i.ia.11.1 luntli of time life lasted atto case returned a verdict or guilty 01 murder in the lirst de-( was indicted, but .loath must have m gree and fixed the penalty at death by hanging. Barker hH-'i rw mlnutos: was postivo did not seem to realize that he was a doomed man, and maintained an air of indifference when the verdict was unannounced. about half past 7, ut her lather's homo .. Frank said that he hud bought DntiV stull', and that ho had driven Dun nnoT Alice lo Wod (Moud Monday evening, wlwro thoy would tuko the 1 o'cloelc train 'I'uosday uririiiiig for Douui Ho told her that ho saw them pass nu tho train I'uosday morning and Unit they had waved to him. Ho said In. ilolorinino hud bought everything oMSoptJthu car- wound 1 pot, which Alice took with her. I'liuik wanted ljixl to marry him at once, but she refused to do so, without hoi pireutH1 coiiM'iit. Thoy had iiiado ur The Jury. The followiiu,' uro tho juiois who were solected to try the case: liiitin Katiu tin vni-KS t)vi.i:v . I'VlANK VaVMCKV.., UnisVwmcKV A. 15 Si vdi:n .. A.Hkaiuv .losurv l-'i i.i.r.it . I ,1. II. lllUKMlM.llll. .1 v?i.mi'.s .Mi ilium:. Ooi'Att U. Hovci: ... A. Kimmick John I)m:u Will Kn.sr business triisiii'tiou with Kiank and Dan Burlier. N'o cios OMUiiiiiutiou Cloyd (Juiniiiiuas ti"titlod to the lliidinj; of tin. biidit's of the murdered Hod to assisting in removiiiK' tho budi tluuo was but ouo wound; thuuht vh itiins were lyinj,' down when shot.j raiiKunientson Hunday ovenlnrt tuusfc , Hole whore bullet made its oit was I perceptibly hu nor t linn the 0110 whoie I it onteied. The diireionco in tho size ot the holes would indicate which was j tho exit. Kll Hciiuolt was leculled iiiul testl- s Ilatin ..l'lcusaut Hill KlmCieok Cowlos Cowlos (."owles ....Kim (-reek . . .Guide Koc.k liladou ,.f... Ciiulloiil Itom tho I'nivo ii-.ul; a shovel ami his hands in iiucovorliiK tho corpse h. County Attoriii'vOveimaii ehll)itod to tho jury Hi" bullet taken from tho body of Mis. IJurkor. Miss licnKcl on t lie St. 1 ml. drive away from Imivalo in company with Andrew Arnold. Xo crosso.Mim. inutlon. Dr. R P. Itaines, coroner of Web stor county, was next culled, and stated his occupation as that of a practicing physiciiui. Was summouod The liearinn of testimony in tlio trial of Frank Barker, churned with liavinif murdered his brother and sis-tor-in law, Daniel and Alice Barker, early 011 the morning of, Monday, Feb ruary 1, camo to a close at ton min utes to '.) yesterday afternoon. The prosecution has been ably and vigorously conducted by Comity At torney Elmer U. Overman, assisted by his fotmor law puitnor, L. H. 1J luck lodge. The defense, represented by J. R. Morcor of this city und John Ktoveus of Cambridge, has strongly contested every point made by tho prosecution, and created considerable favorable comment by putting their client on tho stand to testify in his own bohulf. At !1:1!0 yesterday afternoon L. II. Blacklcdgc began tho opening plea for the prosecution. His argument lasted for nu hour and three-quarters. Ho summari.ed the evidence, pointing out the defects and Haws in the testimony ottered by the dofenso, showing that the state liutl refuted by competent wit nesses all of the material contentions of defense. In conclusion he made 11 strong plea for the conviction of tho accused and the infliction of tlio death penalty. John Stevens, assistant counsel for the dofeii'-o, made tho opening plea for tho dotonse. Ho begun his talk with an aiiaignmeiit ot some of tlio stutos principal witno-ses. Ho also sharply criticized tho pioseeution for E, U. OVEHM . an alleged attempt to induci) 0110 of County Attorney of Webster County the defenses wituossos not to appear in coiut. Ho closed his argumont' !, n,i,,. i...... I,',,!,-,,,,,... -. . . . . . " -"" - " ."! I". ...,. .. couple detailing the position of tho bodies in their teiiuunary giave. Eli beuneit iii'D testiltod to tho llml iug of tlio b dies of Daniel and Mice Duiker, and deseiilied tho positions und conditions ol tlio bodies when found, lie was not ciovs-esumined. I Miss Uli Konkol. ITyimis or ago, AithurE Wolcolt, iiiopiietoror tho with whom Frank B.irkor hud lieor. Iuiivalo iiieut mariiet, for whom Finnic keeping company, mid who was one of Barker was putting up ico about tho thoslroinrest witnesses for tlio proM timoof his arrest for the murder, told cution, was tlio not witness. Sliohad when ho last saw Dan Burlier alive; been acquainted witli Finnic Barker sawhiniat Charles Hunter's place, and , for about two years and hud known afterward, at about 1 1:110 an Sunday, Dun Barker for six yoais, but had January ill, in the foionnon, saw him ' never been at tho homo of Dan and Alico Barker. Hud keep company with Frank Barker for a year ami a half and was engaged to bo married to him. On Friday night, January 'ill, Frank Barker took her to a dance; he told her that Dan Mid Alice were go ing to Denver to live, and spoke to her hor paionts' consent. On cross oMiiniiiat ton Li..lo Konkelt explained that sho had llxod tho dnto of Frank's Hist peaking toiler of Duij ami Alice's Intentions to go to Donvfi -as .limitary '20, by knowing lliut tlio following M uidiiy was tho 1st day ot February. FriiitK was aiiioiis tc many at. onco but slio infused to IK a dulo earlier than Mnrch 'J. Fifink had previously told hor that Dan unit Alico did not want anyono to know thoy wore golig to Don ver. Sho untf Finnic had spent Sundiiy altcruwiujut tho homo of Hoy Mat kins, whoso wife" is Bin leer's sister. Thoy weutto chuvcli- in the evening, and Iroiu church iiguliti went to the home of Matkiiis, leaving t hum between 10 unci Up. in; wore ut the Keiikel home uloitforatl hour be foro the return of Charles Reukol, ar wiiich time Frank showed tlio revolver: heard the clock strick 1-, anil alt-4n looked at the clock. Frank stuyoiMoi an hour or an hour and a half. Wit -neis said tho revolver appeared to Hc a new one, but failed to identify tin. revolver which was shown to hor by the prosecuting attorney. She thougUt unthiug strange of Frank's having- w FRANK BAIUvi;U. in J. R. MERCER, Counsel for tho Dofenso. with an eloquent and impassioned up peal to tho juiy for leniency, should thoy Hud tho do'oudaut guilty. Court then adjoin tied until 8.30 this morning When com t con venod this moiuiug J. R. Mercer began the closing ar gument for tho defense, which lasted for over tlueo hours. Mr. Morcor , 1 . . . .... 1 mane a cairn, concise siMoinein 01 ms omo,giiig between tho sixth and client's case, and those present in tho, H0VCnth ribs. Them was no othor of buying Dan's inteiests, saying thai mvolver, as she hud seen him with oue- ollicial capacity. Told of tho finding of the bodies and their removal fioni temporal y grave to the Buiknr house, where the inquest was hold. IOmiuiIuu tlou showed that, the death of Dun Barker had resulted from a wound from :iH caliber bullet, which entered the right side between tlio llrsl and second litis, tanging downwind and thoy could then marry and inuko their home at tho place where Dun and Alice wore then living. Finnic said that ho would buy all their property in his possession at previous timos. Witness said Finnic had spoken or muting another place, befom trying U buy out Dan. Tuesday uveuiug FrnuU. oxeei't their clothing and keepsakes,' Ut witness thut ho was at I).mV and stated thut. If they made up their Monday morning, having gono to tmY would "' ' ""- imi M'islug at a. in. Ho al minds to l'o to Denver thov leave Monday or Tuos.l.iy, and suid ho. N"wiidthut ho was at Dim's home would have to take them to the train. '" " wy iK"t. court room wore apparently favorably impiessed with his manner of hand ling his subject. At half pust 1 this afteinoou County Attorney E. U. Overman begun the closing ploti for the pros-cent ion. Step by step ho followed up the evidence as introduced, pointing out tho Ineousis tencles and weak points In the evi dence. After carefully and clearly re viewing tho testimony for tho proso- wound. Deatli was caused by hem orrhugo ami shock of bullet. Tho body of Alico Barker was also oMtniincd tho Sunday evening following tho inquest. It was dressed in union suit and night- , gown. The doctor said the bodies had been buried not mom . tliun tlueo or four days. Tho death of Alice Barker was caused by a ballot which entered tho face below tho right eye, ranging downward and backward, lodging at It was not generally known thoy weio going; thoy wanted it koptqiilot. Wit noss next saw Frank Barker on Sun day afternoon and evening. In the The spot enclosed in tho white lino and marked with a cross shows where the bodies of Dauiol and Alico Barker wore found buried 'in tlio cow shod. cution, Mr. Ovot man mado a vigorous the base of tho brain, causing a wound pieaiortuocoiivieuouoiino nccusou, ,vo i(jilos (lcop T- ,JUot WUH and asked that the penalty bo llxod at ,,iftC.ed in evidence, and was identtltod death. Walnut Creek. y Tom lJliuikenlmkor litis a largo Hold v' of coi n listed in. Fruit tiers of all varieties aro full of .DtiiU and blossoms and piomiso 11 bountiful crop us it is surely too lute for frost. Pastures are uniisully buckwanl thi spring. The good ruin of Tuesday and Wednesday will inuko the grass Hush in a short time. Mr. Sutton liuislioil listing Saturday Mrs. Mary Moiiton who has boon seriously ill is slowly getting bettor. The Testimony. as tho 0110 found in head at tho autopsy. Alico Barker's Death was In- Usn Superior furniture and piano luster. F. P. Ilidloy. W J. Vancoof Inavalo was tho llrst stautaneoiiH, tho shock of tho bullot witness. Ho last saw Dan Brnkor purlyzlng all functions of lifo. alivo on tlio Sunday preceding the ills-1 On cross-examination by Morcor, covory of tho murder; talked with tho coiouor positively idoutillod tho at about 1:.'J0 a. m., saying ho wits going Dan about putting up Ico tho next bullot offered in evidence. Tho doc week. No crosoxuininiition, I torstJitod that a Imllot would destroy Chas Hunter was tho second wit-1 tho tissues, whilo a sharp instrument noss for tho htato His tustliuony was' soveis them. Tills was tlio doctor's practically tho sumo as ho gave at tho Hist r-Xporioneo 11 examination of preliminary hearing, and related lo bodies jellied by gunshot wounds. Andiew Arnold, on whoso farm Mr. and Mrs. Dun Barker lived, was the next witness cal'od and stated that hi met Dan in Inavalo about noon Sun- aft 111 noon Frank said ho had not yet day and walked toward homo as far i-. purchased Dun's interests, and said ho Mr. It. Olmstead's whero thoy pui-ttiu would have to give him $100) for tlio also stated that Dan had said nothing same. Ho lacked Wit I of having tlio about leaving and llrst noticed disai requited amount of money, but would poarauco of Dun oil Monday aftornoou bo able to bonow that. Frank Barker Ho also saw on the following Friday remained at tho Honkol homo until a tho bodies disinterred and removed. tu Into hour Sunday night. At midnight tho IioiimC Witness was .then showm Miss Renkel's brotln-r Charles canio a pint showing house mid buildlugb--. home, looked at the dock and leiuai k- surnmuditig It. He stated he thought ed the time. Frank drew a revolver ho 11 so was about 150 foot; from publics and asked Charles if it was not a highway, und largo barn about smim.- 'daisy," to which ho replied ''yes" dlstanco from house. Lizzie mild tho gun was of no account, ' ,. C. Baggwollwho now lives owtlf? not. being loaded Flunk replied that farm where tho murder was commit ho had sumo loads for it out in his ted, was nextcallod and testillod iw ta- buggy. Frank lolt tho Kenlcel homo conoctuossof tho plat. Chas. Hunter was thou recalled nr tn lln 11V in Kin. nd t lie i-i'ut uf tlin iitnlit ... ,1 . 1 1 .. . stated that ho hud known Dun Marker- as ho had to ,,.. up ico in tho morning. fop a,)0ut ,r uUo wlll, ,)0 WftIt Bf Ho said that If ho bought out Dan's l)an.h Jummi.y ,otlli 1U1(, told also of inteiests lie would lot nor know by Tuesday or W'ednaMluy night, Sho r next baw Frat'lc Tuesday evening at (Continued on Fifth Pago.) .iK?r.-?&wMim&vei&rr'!1 rrj-HHf,l.-.mi-v '4 ---- "1.-.: -9s - fftUJSF r- 'r. iSWt' ). "f -- .i iW,nt mtuatf tw Aw.ww v f, t l' Wil KT,jfl ' m rxa 1 p i v i A Ml r 4 n g,' B. liTM I I! i I 4 r n m? ! M 'r i 1", v , :M t-i SL Z K!Wr'