News: The Clark Republican and Press 7-5-1894

Contact: Vickie

----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 7-5-1894

Miss Mamie Hughes, who is in the employ of O’Neill & Marsh as stenographer, is taking a vacation from her duties and is now at her home in Pleasant Ridge for a visit.

The prizes for the coming bicycle tournament, which will take place on the fair grounds near this city July 17th, are on exhibition in the show window of Marsh Bros. store.

To anyone who will act as correspondent to the PRESS for one year, will be given a large Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary free for their services. Only one in each locality will be chosen.

Jas. E. Murphy has rented a building and is arranging to start a first class restaurant in Neillsville, after the 11th. He is a first-class caterer, and will give the Neillsvillians what they have long needed (Merrillan Leader)

It has been suggested that the next time Judge Bailey holds court here, the statue of justice on the court house be taken down, and a fools cap be hoisted in its place, and a jury be chosen from the inmates of the insane asylum at Oshkosh.

(From Vickie - To explain the above I’m going to include an portion of an article that appears on the same page - this portion starts in the middle of the article: - is supposed Allen did’ which we believe he did, and which he has practically confessed he did - once to Sheriff Page, on his way to Waupun he remarked in substance, "that was what a man gets for trusting a woman, and that he was a damn fool for writing those letters." - There is not a question of doubt in the minds of nearly every man and woman in Clark county that both Allen and Mrs. Wright are guilt of the murder of Henry Wright by poisoning, and probably for the death of Mrs. Allen, so that the two, who were unduly intimate, could get married. Mrs. Wright admits having been an accessory in the murder of her husband, and also to the intimacy which existed between herself and Allen, and tells how Allen threatened and finally persuaded her to put arsenic in cookies for her husband’s meal; and other testimony sufficient to convict; then, the reading of those letters written by Allen to Mrs. Wright, which they were both in jail, which, according to a remark made by Judge Morrow, who was at attorney for the defense of a former trail, "the letters alone were sufficient to convict," still THIS jury abides Judge Bailey’s command. - If Allen is not guilty of this charge, then he is a severely persecuted man and deserves the pity and sympathy of all, but if, as we sincerely believe he is, then no punishment ont his earth - not even the ropes, as suggested by Campbell or in the world to come can be severe enough, not even the old theory of being burned in hell fire and brimstone, with the fumes of sulphur encircling him. Which ever way it is we hope he will receive his first reward, be it good or bad. - The prosecution had carefully prepared every detail on their side of the case, and had spared no pains or money in having everything right to convict, and would have convicted Allen had they not been handicapped by the judge’s rulings. - The last heard of Allen he was seen sitting around in the stores of Loyal. The county should not be held responsible if a further crime be committed on account of his remaining within its boundaries.

TWO ACCIDENTS: It seems that the prohibition of the canton fire crackers did not keep persons from blowing their hand to pieces. The first accident happened to Wm. Scives who lives east of town. He had been firing off an anvil and was in the act of reloading it when the powder coming in contact with the hot iron, caused a premature explosion, which tore his hand to pieces. Dr. Lacey dressed the wound and to-day the last three fingers of his right hand were removed. The second accident happened to Ernie Ballard of this city. He and some of his small boys were firing a toy cannon, which got over heated, and upon his putting powder into it, caused its discharge and blew off his thumb at the first joint. Dr. Matheson dressed the wound.



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