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4 7 V7 I' The Weekly Kamab IJimj) NO. 3. LAWRENCE, KANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1883. VOL. 1.

of railroad favoritism iu The! railroads first niado it bigger than the keep it out of tho courts. But it finally reached tho courts, and some compromise was effected, tho particulars of which are immaterial in this connection. C. ltOBINBON. with this woman his wife would notlivo with him.

On arriving at tho house I found Lindsley and wife, Jenkins, S. C. Russell and some oth ers. At length She Kansas 1)erald TERMS. Aailt, per wfnk year O.iu Wiikly, per year six mouths 76 Lindsley agreed to not kill Lano for the I others, and now reward it fur being biggrtii The results have boon instructive.

Scores of smaller concerns which have ij'ot had the means tho Standard enjoyed of influencing railroad General Freight Agents' have been driven to the wall A great monopoly has thus solve the mystery, when they wero confronted with tho object which was advancing toward them. Running back to where a number of the good sisters wero faithfully watehing developments, they cried out a ghost! a ghost!" The sisters in vain porsuiided the brave brothers to return and capture it; but fearing that there might, pnhaps, be two grocerymon less, they would not venture. While discussing the situation the ghost disappeared behind the church, and the good people went fVinif will? ntitiniif Skim. si ikon 41. WHITTLED DOWN.

The provocation for the Pottawato mie massacre by John Brown has been variously stated by different writers, but been built up in the oil business. The seems now to havo nearly touched bottom, lledpath, in his lifoof Brown, page 118, says: "On the night of the American tendency in other branches of trade, like that, in dry goods, to the huge concentrations of buBinoss in sin VI Visa a UIVIIIi l.llllvU I'lJTJII lljg ghost has been seen by others, and Mon- 25th of May, the Doyles, Wilkinson and Sherman wore seized, tried and slain. gle houses is largely the result of the aay nignt it is reported tity Marsha Shepherd and Policeman Jones run the "critter" around tho church and into the cellar, hut wero afraid to proceed into it.d linn TKa fflinut iu j1jicmiKsil This act was precipitated by a brutal friendship of freight agents, more or jail is placed there under the name of John Hunter. His aliases are Thomas Russell and John Vance. It was an exceedingly difficult undertaking to find out anything about tho matter, but your correspondent left no means untried, and finally succeeded in obtaining the following facts: In the month of November a letter was sont to Lincoln.

The man who wrote the letter supposed he was writing to the Prosecuting Attorney there, but the letter was written in such a way as to constitute a blind and induce the farther and more vigorous prosecution of Carpenter. The substance of this letter was a request to Carpenter to send that tlOO to A. Willingford, Postoffice in Will County. This letter was thought by Carpenter's attorneys to be a blind to induce a more vigorous prosecution of their client, aud they turned the letter over to Larrison, who as a de-tectivo was keeping guard over Carpenter's interest. TRACKING THK WRITER.

Larrison commenced his detective work on the theory that the author of this lottcr was either the author of the Zora Burns murder or knew some important facts concerned therewith. John W. Hunter was well-known to frequent Peoria. Larrison brought the letter to this plaee. While investigating the matter here is was found that John W.

Hunter had left a suit of less dii interested, for! special houses. assault committed during the forenoon on a frcc-statc man at the store of Sher about six feet high, and dressed in the LANE AMD JENKINS. Editor Andreas' history called tho "Kansas herd-book," I find the following: "He (Lane) arrived in April, 1855, und settled on a claim adjoining Lawrence, which continued to be his home up to the time of his death. His claim cost the life of Gaius Jenkins who contested it, aud whom Lane shot dead June 4, 1858, while he was violently attempting to enforce his right, in common, to a well on the disputed claim. Lane was acquitted before a Justice of the Peace, and as no indictment was found against him his case never came to trial in a court of record.

Hence the actual merits of the case, or the guilt which should justly attach to Lane for the homicide are still matters of dispute, and the traditionary versions so widely at variance as to agree in scarcely any of the minor details. The fact that Lane shot Jenkins dead is well established; whether the act was justifiable homicide, manslaughter, or "murder most foul," it is the part of a jury Tathcr than of a biographer to determine." I he effects have not stopped here. When by their policy the Lake Shore Road had relieved the standard of competition, they discovered that they had also relieved themselves of shippers competing for the transportation. The effect went further; the people of Cleveland complain that the policy of the Lake Shore has driven away numbers of oil-refiners to situations along other roads which did not pursue its policy of petting monopolies. This is on the whoU a pretty exhibit of the results of man, iu which the Doyles were the principal and most ruffianly participators.

These wretches, on the same day, called at the houses of the Browns, and both in words and by acts, offered the grossest indignities to a daughter and daughter-in law of the old man. As they went away they said, "Tell your men that if they don't leave right off, we will como back to-morrow and kill them." F. B. Sanborn, who classes all who came to Kansas to make a free State, and who disapproved of midnight assassination, as "dastards," said, in the Springfield Republican: "The fact is that the Shermans, Doyles, whom Brown's men killed had themselves threatened death, arson and pillage to the Brown's and their friends, und were only waiting for the favorable moment to carry out their threat." He refers Rev. D.

N. Utter to the sons of alleged outrage, if Lano would settle with him and pay what he owed. This Lane was willing to do, but he had' no money and Lindsley wouldn't trust him. It was then stated that Lane had sold his claim and improvements to Jenkins, and was about to abandon it. There was a back payment due from Jenkins and it was agreed that it might bo paid to Lindsley, or so much as would meet his demand.

But Jenkins had no money and Lindsley would not take his note unless I also would sign it with Jenkins. This I did and Lindsley gave the following receipt: Received, Lawrence, October 21, 1855, of James H. Lane. $113.50, in full satisfaction of all claims and demands, of every description, Dto this date, (signed) P. 0.

Lindsley, M. L. Lindsley. Attest, C. Robinson.

Jenkins' note was, I think, for about $75, and was found among his papers after his death, showing that it had been paid. The "Kansas Herd-book" says that this claim continued to be Lane's home up to the time of his death. I heard him on this occasion say he had sold it, and Jenkins said he had bought it. and Lane afterwards abandoned it and removed to Doniphan county, there it is said he took another claim. At any rate, his home was in that county, as he was elected to the Leavenworth constitutional convention from there, and signed the constitution as resident of Doniphan.

Thus we have seen that Jenkins first took the claim made the first improvement and bought all the claim and improvement Lane had; while Lane abandoned the claim and lived in another county. At this time there was not an improvement on the place that Jenkins had not either made or paid for. But notwithstanding these facts, Lane returned and went into the Chapman house, built with Jenkins' money, and set up a claim clothes on Munson street, from which place he had left without paying his board. These clothes wero hunted up and examined, and in one of the pockets was found a piece of writing corresponding exactly with tie name in which the letter to the Lincoln lawyers usual goost costume white. ust what will be done with it when captured remains for Shepherd, Jones, Fritchey and Murray to determine.

In one respect it is having a good effect, after dusk it keeps the boys, through fear, under the civilizing influence -of home, and out of mischief on the streets. Catching a Monster. From the New York A strange fish, caught at the foot of West Thirty-third street -on Friday, is attracting a great deal of attention among seafaring men along the North River, who are unable to find a name for it. Joseph McKay was standing on the dock at low tide, when he noticed the monster flapping around on some roks, where it hud been washed by a wave. Pushing it further from the water with a stick, he called for help, and the fish was carried on a piece of sailcloth to a saloon in Thirty-fourth street.

It is a huge flat fish, of a dull, brownish color, and somewhat resemb ling a skate! The most remarkable thing about it is the mouth and stomach, which constitute about three-quarters of the whole body. The carcass is two feet wide and three and a half feet Jong. It has a pair of large flippers on ts back, under which capacious gills 'ead into a mouth which does not seem to be divided from tho stomach. The mouth is set in a bony framework, -measuring, when shut up, 19 inches from side to side, and when open, 1 foot from lip to lip. It has three outer rows of sharp teeth aud two rows of inner teeth, where the tongue usually is.

The whole jaw is encircled with irregular whiskers; on the under sido is a -pair of flippers, which strongly resem- -ble an infant's hands. There is a feeler 7 inches long on the hose, and over each eve are two small was written. This confirmed the theory of Larrison that the man knew something of the murder if he did not commit it. Larrison lost trace of the John Brown for information upon this the policy of the American railroad manager of the day who claims the right to dictate through the irresistable medium of his tariff who shall refine oil in Cleveland, who shall sell oil in Chicago, and what the industries of both cities shall be. All over the country common carriers by the exercise of their policy of giving lower rates to the strong man than to thej'weak.

better rates to their friends and partners than to outsiders, are determining arbitrarily who shall grow rich, who shall become poor, who shall flourish, who shall decay. They say whether ores shall be reduced at Omaha (where President of the Union Pacific, has an interest in some reduction works) or at some other point, whether flour shall be ground at Reno or at San Francisco, whether New England cottons or Southern cottons shall be gold in the West. They have man after leaving Peoria, aud came back here for a fresh scent. Hunter, in the meantime had gone to Springfield, from there to Danvers, and Larrison took to that country, and according to the best information obtainable tho pris oner was arrested at Green Valley. As to the way which tho man became known by the name of Vance your cor respondent learned tho following facts: on the morning ot the Aora murder, a man answering Hunter's description bought a shirt at a store in Lincoln and on a cuff wrote the name Vance.

He was also in Peoria at the time that Zora Bums and Carpenter were registered at the Peoria House, and it is even claimed that ho was the man registering under.the name of Car-1 that, he was Zero's, male companion. issession of the highways, and they I 'again, Both parties used water irom- these public avenues tor the pn- the same Well until Lane fastened it up. When Jenkins was told whut had been done, he took a water bucket and axe and went for water, hile thus en vnltp" "purposes of their fries andnd their creatures. When public Opinion wakes up to the private uses that are thus being made of the public roads it will put a 6tep to them, and public opinion cannot wake up too soon. Chicago Tribune.

Weight of Wheat in Kansas- Mr. J. McFarland, State Statistical gaged Lane came out and shot him dead. Ninety-three shots were found in bis body, and he died immediately. horns wJiieh tha saloon-keeper declares" "shine like diamonds in the dark." By in at the mouth ono can see right into the monster's tail, which is-partially hollow, and strong ribs line the sides of thestemach.

When the fish was caught it began to puff itself up with wind, but it died two hours later. Fish Commissioner, Eugene Blackford, will examine the monster as soon as he can determine its species. Somehodv savs that iha nvnratre, agent of the United States Department matter. Well, two of these soiib have spoken, Jason and John, Jr. In the Beaton, of, Akron, Ohio, in 1882, Jason Brown is reported as saying: "I have never known, and never could believe that my father and brothers did it.

Did you ever hear your father refer to the matter? Yes, I very strongly condemned it in his presence as I condemn it now and asked him if he did it. His answer was, a near as, I can recollect it, 'No 1 didn't do it, but I approved of No allusion is made to any provocation. Had there been such provocation as Redpath and Sanborn report why did be condemn the "execution?" But John Brown, closes the case in the Cleveland Flaindeakr. He says: "The Doyles, Wilkinsons and Shermans were furnishing places of rendezvous and active aid to armed men who had sworn to kill us and others." So it seems, after all, these men had only harbored men who threatened the Browns. Now, if we can only ascertain who these men were that were harbored, and what they said or did, the matter will be whittled down to a fine point.

"Dastard." How Railroads Create Monopolists. Facts which have just been made pub-! lie in a judicial investigation in Cleveland afford a capital illustration of the mnnner in which the principles adopted by railroad men are throwing into their hands the power of determining what business men shall succeed and which shall fail, in what localities industry shall be carried on, what markets shall be opened and which closed, and to whom. The case was one brought against the Lake Shore Railroad by a firm of oil-refiners, Schofiold. Shurmer Teagle, to compel that corporation to give them the same rates of freight that cto al of Agriculture, recently ascertained from millers in Topcka, Kansas City. Atchison and Fort Scott, and from well-known wheat growers throughout the State the following facts relative to the western farmer toils hard, early and late Tim is the Lane version, evidently furnished by one of his partisans, and I propose to give another version, and relate some incidents that came under my personal observation.

From that "history" it would appear that it was about an even question whether Lane oY Jenkins was the murderer, and I feel that I owe it to the memory of Jenkins and his family to put on record some facts that have neyer been published. Gauis Jenkins was my friend, was a prisoner with me four months for his services to the free state cause, was without question the most kind hearted, charitable and benevolent business man in Lawrence, and left a family secono) to none in all the virtue that adorn the home and honor the race. I owe this famliy an apology for remaining silent so long. Early in July, 1854, 1 met Gaius Jenkins at the Gillis Kansas City, as landlord. This was before any eastern party had started for Kansas.

On my retusn with the second pariy 1 met himaeain at Kansas 'City. He accompanied Gen. Pomeroy and myself to Lawrence with that party, and in looking Dover the grounds he pointed out his claim, with an improvement of four posts and plates, a very common structure for holding a claim, which in those days was respected and regarded as sufficient, until the claimant should find it convenient to erect his house. At this time Mr. Chapman was in hi employ, and was Bent up to Lawrence with lumber to erect a house on the claim.

The house was erected, and well dug with Jenkins money. It is true Jenkins himself, although he left Illinois for the purpose of settling in Kansas, did not come at once to the Territory, as he arrived at Kansas City before the lands were open to preemption. He leased temporarily, the hotel, aud thus sent his hired man to make the improvement. Claims under such circumstances were universally respected. Lane came on in April and jumped the claim.

Chapman turned against Jenkins, and set up a claim for himself, although be had been paid by Jenkins to make the improvement. Thus situated Jenkins made another improvement in which he lived with his family. This was the situation in October, 1855, when early one morning Lane came to my house on Oread Hill, and desired me to go down to his house and help him out of a difficulty with a Mr. Lindslcy. otten depriving himsell of the needed rest and sleep.

for what? To raise Mini. FTir what? Tn font hnrra Wnv weight of wheat in Kansas, including what? To get money to buy more grades 1, 2, 3 and rejected: Hon. J. R. Bodge, Statistician Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.

Dear Sir: After considerable correspondence 1 have succeeded in secur land, tor To toed more hogs. For what? To buy more land. And what does he want with more land? Why be wishec to raise more corn to feed more hogs to buy more land to raise more corn to feed more hogs and in this circle he moves until the Almighty puts a stop to his hoggish proceedings. ing a very fair estimate of the average freight of each year's wheat crop in Kansas from 1876 to 1883 inclusive. My sources of information are flouring mills and elevators in various sections of the State, opinions of individuals and a statement from the Secretary of the A DETECTIVE'S DENIALS.

Larrison was seen at a late hour, but absolutely declined to give any information except what was known to be false. Your correspondent had previously called on Sheriff Perry, of this county, and obtained a look at the warrant on which the commitment was made. It is on the simple charge of withholding valuable information in the Zora Burns murder case, for a pecuniary consideration. Sheriff Perry stated to your correspondent that be was really imprisoned tor the murder of Zora Burns. The detective in answer to an inquiry, not knowing that your correspondent had had a glance at the warrant, stated that he had arrested the man for a safe bur- lary at Lincoln, committed some eight ays ago.

The warrant was dated November 7. He finally admitted that he had been tracking the man for a long time, and pleaded not to have the matter of his arrest published, as there was serious and more damaging charges behind. At last he was trapped into the admission that he was really arrested in connection with the Zora' Burns tragedy, but in response to a request to be allowed tho privilege of interviewing the prisoner he returned a resolute no for answer. A Bear Hunt. Indiana Democrat.

While J. Lowry Johnston and William Adams, of Washington township, were out hunting rabbits they came across tho tracks of large black bear in the wood-lot of Mr. Johnson, and, following the trail, soon got near Bruin, who was quietly sneaking away. Johnston got the first shot and sent a bullet through the bcas fore-shoulder and lungs. The bear then made ofl' and led the hunters a chase of from three to four miles across the fields and through the woods.

The trail was easily followed by the blood and tracks. Finally on Fairman's hill, not more than a mils and a half from Johnston's farm in a direct line, Mr. Adams succeeded in getting a shot at short range and sent a bullet through the bear's heart. This ended his career. The bear weighed about 400 pounds and measured 6 feet from the tip of his nose to his abbreviated tail.

Kansas Uity of lrade. Ihe hg-urcs of 1883 are based principally upon receipts at Kansas City from July 1 to JNovember 10: Years Weight per bushel These are substantially the material facts in the case, and while the "Herd Book" writers are in apparent doubt as to whether the killing was "justifiable homicide, manslaughter or murder most foul," all friends of Jenkins, and all unprejudiced persons, look upon it not only as "murder most foul," but, from beginning to end, a most dishonorable affair on the part of Lane. There are various reasons why the case was not followed up in the courts. Partisan friends immediately removed the case from the criminal docket to the political arena. The justices hearing the case were mesmerized partisans of Lane and the friends of Jenkins, hearing that perjured testimony was being manufactured to order, and that grand jurors were drawn from court to court not to indict, left the case, in disgust, to shift for itself.

Nobody cared to see Lane hung for this crime, lie had been an actor in the Kansas troubles, and nearly all the free state men preferred to have it go out to the world as a quarrell for the credit of the territory and free state cause. Many who knew the facts and regarded it as a deliberately planned, cold-bloodod murder, and had long regarded Lane as utterly vile in in every respect, preferred to see him have rope and demonstrate to the world- what lie bad demonstrated to them, and be overtaken by the retribution that is sure to overtake all such men sooner or later. It is far from agreeable to write upon this subject, but when partizans will stab to the heart the victims of that crime, and their friends, by such a statement as that in this so-called history, it is criminal to remain silent. After Lane was elected to the Senate he had sufficient influence to get a de 1876 54.10 lbs 1877 53.63 lbs Tuk annual report of Public Printer Hounds is an interesting exhibit of the operations of the greatest printing establishment in the world. Mr.

Rounds is ouo of the most capable men ever at the head of this mammoth concern, and under his administration its workings have been brought to a high degree of efficiency, while to his credit, be it said, he has so managed to keep the employes steadily at work without resort to the system of "furloughs," which brought. them so much distress under some of his predecessors. 1878 55.90 lbs 1879 54.64 lbs 1880 55.05 lbs 1S81 53.40 lbs lowed to the Standard Oil Company. It 1832 57.29 lbs 1883 53.09 lbs Yours Respectfully, J. M.

McFarland, S. S. Agent for Kansas. has long been know that this great monopoly was able to undersell other manufacturers and dealers by the advantage it bad in the lower rates given it by the railroads. The evidence of the President and freight agent of the road put this conviction into figures that anyone, whether a business man or not, can understand.

Without stepping to explain the details of the difference iu THE ZORA BURNS TRAGEDY. Arrcut of John W. Hunter on the Ciiargu of Complicity in the He said Lindsley was threatening to shoot him for attempting to commit a the rates, it will be enough to state that 111., Dec. 8. This evening rape on his wife.

As we had both been the testimony showed that while the A Card. I hereby testify that Dr. Neumann cured me of a lingering, chronic ailment of six years standing, viz, dyspepsia, torpid liver, kidney, when at least a score of eminent physicians failed to help me during the above time. Is'l Trombley. No.

90 Vermont gt. Lawrence, Kans. For Sale. The fixtures and good will of a well established uptown meat market, Enquire of Fred street, north side, or at W. T.

Faxon's market on Winthrop street. This is a splendid chance for an energetic man. 11-24-tf about iu clock your correspondent became aware, from the air of mystery that was prevailing in police circles, that something important was on foot. A series of systematic inquiries re elected to thelconstitutional convention, soon to meet, he thought for the sake of the free state cause I would help him out of his difficulty. I consented to go to his place, and, on our way down the cision from Mr, Smith, the Secretary of the Interior, in his favor, but he knew, hill, he assured me there was no at Lake Shore carried for the Standard Oil at the rate of one-quarter of one cent a ton a mile by the car, it charged those who shipped by the barrel at the rate of one cent a ton a mile.

The rich manufacturer had his transportation done at one-fourth of what was charged his weaker rivals. To appreciate this fully it must be remembered that the Standard in the first dace gained its supremacy by the help as well as others, that it was i. An Illinos Ghost. tFrom the Olney (III.) Republican' ast Thursday evening, at the close of prayer-meeting at the Congregational church, and as the people were leaving for their homes, a white object was observed sitting on the steps of the Moravian church. A number of the deacons, including W.

Fritchey and Murray started across the street to vealed the fact that at about that hour a man was placed in jail here charged with the murder of Zora Burns, at Lincoln. The man making the arrest was Thomas J. Larrison, ex-Bheriff of Logan county, who is understood to be working in the interest of Orrin A. Corpen-ter, and the prisoner now in the Peoria position of Senator and not the merits of the case that gave tempt at rape, as Lindsley charged, as he had been on intimate terms with the woman since bef ere he reached the ter-titory, and no rape was necessary. He said further, that owing to his intimacy him the decision, and he gave Mr.

Jen Twenty-five boarders wanted at Wil- kin's heirs $1,200, hoping thereby to 11-26-lw Bon Nelsons. I.

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