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VOL. XXIX BROKEN BOW , OUSTER COUNTY , NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , JUNE 23 , 1910 NO. 3 ,
MCINTYRE NOT GUILTY.
Is the Decision of Jury.
The case of Harry G.McIntyre
of Seneca , on the charge of
murdering O. F. Hamilton of
Mullen has been on trial the past
week at Mullen.
The attorneys for the prosecu
tion are County attorney A. G.
Humphrey of Hooker county and
Ex-Supreme Court Commissioner
Oldham of Kearney.
The attorneys for the defense
are Sullivan & Squires of Broken
Bow. The defendant set up as
a defense that he neither com
mitted the murder nor was pres
ent at the time that the imform-
ant , Frank Clevenger committed
The chief witness Clevenger
became badly mixed in relating
his story on cross examinations
the first day Friday and was re
buked by Judge Hanna for his
actions anddemenor while on the
Saturday he was more moder
ate and repaired some of the
breaks "e had made the day pre
vious. His testimony was in
effect that Mclntyre approached
Hamilton while sitting in a
drunken stupor in the saloon and
struck him over the head with
his revolver. Clevenger states
that he pled with Mclntyre at
the time not to strike the aged
He says after he was satisfied
that Hamilton was dead Mclntyre
deliberately proceeded to scrub
the floor of the blood from the
wounds in the head of his victim.
Clevenger stated that he ,
Charles Rector and Harry Mc
lntyre , several hours after the
murder dug a pit in the sand in
edge of the village and at mid
night dragged the body from the
saloon and buried it in the hole
prepared for it.
The defense put Mclntyre on
the stand Monday morning in his
own defense. He denied in tote
each allegations that Clevenger
had made against him.
He denied that he had ever
had trouble with Hamilton or
that he had ill feeling against him
Mclntyre testified that sometime
after the disappearance of Ham
ilton that Clevenger said to him.
"I'll tell you something you must
never tell , Frank Campbell and
I got away with old man Hamil
ton and put him away in the
Mclntyre further stated that a
few days before his arrest Cleven
ger came to see him at beneca
and told him that "Judge Oldham
had sweated him in Cudabec's
store , but I havent given myself
away. You have been talking
some while you were out fresh
ing. If you give it away I will
kill you. " He says Clevenger dis
played a relvolver when he made
the threat. Mclntyre stated on
cross examinations that he said
to Clevenger when he told what
he and Campbellhad done he said
to Clevenger for God Sake keep
still I don't want to hear any
more about it.
Mclntyre stated that he did
not remember while threshing at
Crawford's ranch of saying he
could tell where Hamilton was
buried , but it would put me in
the penitentiary , nor could he
remember of telling Hngh Boyer ,
one of Hamilton's bondsmen not
to pay the bond as Hamilton was
dead or that Charles Temple
plead with him to keep his
mouth shut. Mclntyre admitted
drinking with Hamilton the last
he saw him but said he went
home and did not go back to the
saloon after supper.
The saloon keeper McBride
denied that Mclntyre , Clevenger
and Rector come to his house in
the middle of the night on * A'pi1 ,
16 1909 as Clevenger had stated.
AND WIFE KILLED
Struck by a Fast Mai ! Train at M6unt
Vcrnon , Iowa , While Passing
From Their Train
Philip Johnson and wife of
Ortello were killed on the rail
road at Mount Vernon , Iowa ,
last Friday morning.
They left Broken Bow Thurs
day evening on No. 44 , after
spending the day in the city with
their son J. H. and family , with
the view of visiting relatives at
They had reached their des
tination and their train was run
in on a side track , the flyer
having the right of way on the
It was about 2 o'clock In the
It seems that Mr. Johnson am
not understand the situation and
in attempting to reach the depot
they were bothstruck.by the flyer
which he had failed to notice.
Mrs. Johnson was thrown from
The testimony was concluded
Monday evening and the opening
argument was made to the jury
by A. G , Humphrey county
On Tuesday morning Squires
made the opening address -'for
the prosecution. The closing
speeches followed by Judge
Sullivan and Judge Oldham.
The argument in the case was
not concluded untill in the after
noon Tuesday when it was given
in charge of the jury.
After deliberating upon the
cas&the jury brought in rverdict
of no guilty.
the track with such force that
her body was badly broken up ,
Mr. Johnson wan carried some
distance by the locomotive. His
body was much worse mutilated.
His head was crushed and part of
it torn elf besides his body was
otherwise badly mutilated. It
is probable neither of the victims
realized any pain as death was
instantaneous in both cases.
The mangled bodies had been
gathered up and carried into the
baggage room before the parties
at the station in waiting for the
aged couple knew their friends
instead of meeting them had
arrived at the depot and pissed
into eternity while they lingered
in the station.
The deceased were early settler
in Ortello valley where they
settled on a homestead. Mr.
Johnson was energetic , able
bodied and did much in building
up his community as well as his
They were 70 years old. They
leave seven children to mourn
their death. The funeral was
held Sunday afternoon from the
Mrs. H. A. Watts and daugb.
ter left Thursday for Loup city
which is now their home.
Ask Boxy Pearl , the mystery
girl with the Lewis Stock Com
pany a question.
Pearl Parker and C rl Foote
dowu from Dunning yesterday on
business in connection with
On Railraod Near Nalick Saturday night.
Wm. M. Hallick a 10year old
boy was killed near | Natick by a
train last Saturday night.
The mother of the hey died
about six weeks ago and he has
been working where he happened
to find a job.
A woman , probably Mrs. Belle
Stcclc was going through Dun
ning Saturday morning withcattle
hircdBilly to help her drive them
on west to Thedford. From what
can be learned Billy and the
women did not agree and the boy
started to walk back to Dunning
on. the railroad track. When
about one and one-half mile
west of Natick he lay down
by the railroad track to sleep.
He had a habit of walking in his
sleep and about eleven o'clock at
night when the train approached
he was seen by the engineer to
step on the track and walk a
natural gait toward the train
until he was struck by it.
The train stopped as soon as
possible , a search being made for
the boy but considerable time was
spent before they found him
forty feet away on the wire
fence. He was badly mutilated.
The crew took him to Thed
ford and the Thedford people
raised money to send him to Dun
ning where he was buried Sun
day afternoon about 4 o'clock.
He leaves a sister and two
The Ladies of the Baptist
church will have a stand the
first door north of Fred Uayes
store fourth of July.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs ;
Geo. O. Waters , on Sunday June
12 1910 their only daughthcr
Elvira Mac , to Mr. Bert N.
Oxford. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. R. H. Thompson
of the M. E. church in the pres
ence of a few relatives and
friends. The ring cercmong was
used which was beautiful and
impressive. The young couple
performed their part with ease
dignity. After the ceremony
the guests sat down to a wedding
dinner where all the delicacies of
the season splendidly prepared ,
and in great abundance was
The young couple were both
born and raised in Custcr county
where they have many friends ,
who wish for them peace and
plenty all their days. They will
make their home for the present
with their parents Mr and Mrs.
At the brides home on the
South Loup near Georgetown ,
Wednesday noon occurred the
marriage of Morris E. Myers to
Mable M. Smith , Rev. J. E.
Aubrey officiating. The couple
were unattended , but the occasion
lacked nothing else in its com
pleteness. Mr. Myers is the
youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. Myers and is managing the
famous Myers ranch.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Smith and
fully capable to fill well the
place she has chosen * The
young people will reside on the
Myers ranch. ,
BIG CELEBRATION !
Broken Bow proposes to plan for the most extensive line of amusements for the 4th of July she has
ever given. The goods for a grand display of fire works in the evening has already been received.
The floral parade will be worth seeing. Come early and spend the day and evening.
Now and novel amusements will be provided. Something to
please every one
The following is a partial list of what will happen :
Salute at Sunrise
Auto Floral Parade
Address by Prof. R. I Elliott
Balloon Ascension with
i Monkey Aereonaut
Prof. Halloway's Dive
Big Program of Sports
Laying of Cornerstone at
New High School
10-Round Boxing Contest be
tween Prof. Gray of Cin
cinnati , O. , and Prof. Black
of San Francisco.
Balloon Accension with
Prof. Halloway's High" Dive
Grand Display of Fireworks
ALL DAY AND EVENiNO
2 Moving Picture Shows
Lewis Stock Company , under
Games and Contests
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