1897-08-27; Clare Sentinel
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ENTIN Established 1878. OkABE, HIOH;, FKIDAY, ATO. 27, 1897. New Series: Vol. 5, No. 39 wwmtmtmwfwwwitm m I have decided to close out the Mer- ^ cbandise in both stores, here and Calkinsville, on or before October at g 1st.. ^ g ALL GOODS MUST AND WILL BE SOLD MUKDESED1 CASHIER ELMER E, STRUBLE, OF TUE FARMERS* BANK, SIIEPUERl), SHOT DOWN IN GOLD BLOOD. ALL TUE MONEY AND BOOKS BELONGING TO TUE BANK ARE GONE. less of Cost 1 So that I can give my whole time to the Es CREAMERY and to BUYING AND 3 SHIPPING- OF FARM PRODUCTS. 3 Don't buy a dollar's worth have looked over my stock, yon money. Bring on your WHEAT. I am prepared to Pay yon the Highest Cash Price for all you bring to LEE'S ELEVATOR. Yours for Business, until you =s I will save Eis A£thej3reamery store |f Is the place to get a swell turnout. Now that "good roads" is the cry, sell your old buggy, wagon or gig, and get a new one—one that will last a lifetime. T TJ • To get FARM IMPLEMENTS cheap. I will sell at a big discount now rather than carry my stock over to next year. Bring to town a load of wheat, get from 70c to 80o per bushel for it, come with the cash and I'll make you prices that will take your«breath. Call at the Warehouse and examine the best and largest stock of Farm Tools and Implements ever brought into the county. ml Mr- Struble Died at Ten O'clock of the Morning Ue Was Shot. Bettveen four and five o'clock Saturday morning Elmer E, Struble was shot at the Farmer's bank, Shepherd, and died that morning at ten o'clock, J?our bullets entered his body, three in tbe region of the heart and lungs and one in the forearm, He made an ante-mortem statement implicating three prominent men of Isabella county, but at tbis writing 'their names are known only to the officers. Jfi is stated however tbat these men have eaeh proved an alioi and it is also thought that the unfortunate man's sworn statements arc false,—that he, being under the influence of morphine, and -suffering intense pain, was not responsible when his testimony was taken. He entered the bank early for the purpose, if. is thonght, of complying with the request of the owner of the bank, John V. Ryan, who was, until recently, cashier of the People's bank at Mt, Pleasant which failed Friday, to takeover to Mt. Pleasant some of tbe books, Mr. Byan sent for the books the day before, but in such a way that Cashier Struble did not know which books were wanted, and calling up Mr. Ryan, ascertained over the telephone line his desire and was to drive to Mt. Pleasant early that morning. Struble, by the way, Had often been at the bank very early in the morning. Having no assistant, be would go there at daybreak for papers and drive into the country to transact business with some farmer and get back in time for tho regular hour of opening. Many people in the town knew this. According to the cashier's ante* mortem statement, a person followed him in from the street through the hard ware store and spoke to him. The cashier had not yet unlocked the door of the vault. Tho for-the-present-anonymous person said he called on a business matter which the cashier was in a position to transact. In the presence of this person Struble adjusted the combination and opened the vault door and immediately opened the safe door, in which is a time lock. There are shelves overthesafeand shelveson the opposite side of the vault, so that the j clear door space is not more than two ! *n-four feet, Hr-had just opened the b...o door, when L«, ».tw the other two for the first time. They were just outside the vault door and had small shawls or cloths over their heads and faces. The shooting began before he could get out of the vault. The name of the man whom the dying cashier said had talked to him, and who, of course, was not masked, has been connected by street gossip with murder and robbery by persons who are not aware of what tne cashier's ante-mortem statement contains. The prosecuting attorney and the doctors do not agree as to the condition the cashier was in when he made his statement. The doctors say that when he made the most sensational parts, he was in full possession of his senses. The prosecutor does not think he was, and says the statement was drawn from him. It was a statement that perhaps would not have the weight that a statement made without any prompting would have. One of the things which Cashier Struble told the doctors and Prosecuting Attorney McNamara when .he came out of a morphine stupor just before his death, was that he at first supposed there was but one man in the bank, This man was very well acquainted with him, and it was because he had done a certain kind of business with the bank thau the cashier did not regard his presence in the bank at that early hour, between i and 4:30 o'clsek, as suspicious, Dennis Ryan, the father of John F, Ryan is well along in years, with an iron-gray mustache but no beard. Be explained his trip from Mt. Pleasant to Shepherd last Friday, which he made at the lequesfe Of his son, to get the books of the bank. He said he had no instructions as to what books to get, and Cashier Struble didn't know what to give him. The,cashier finally told him he would ascertain what books' were wanted aud bring them to Mt. Pleasant himself- Ashe was leaving the ban!?, the cashier shook hands with him, The reason Strubla arranged to bring the books to Mt, Pleasant so early Saturday morning, was to let John Byan look them over, so Struble could get back with them to Shepherd, in time for the usual hour for opening for business, which was 9 o'clock. The funeral of Elmer E. Struble, cashier of John F, Ryan's Farmer's bank took plaqe Tuesday afternoon. Services were held at the house where the murdered banker lived, The house was filled and several times as many more were on the lawn in front of the porch. An organ and a choir were on the porch. Showers, which bega i in the morning, continued during the services, yet notwithstanding the elements, the, funeral was probably as large as any ever held in Isabella county. Farmers drove from all sections of the county to attend it. Mr. Ryan did not attend the services. He drove over from'Mt. Pleasant during the forenoon. All'of the papers remaining in the vault had been overhauled by Deputy Sheriff Estee, and as nothing of importance bearing on "the case was found, the deputy relinquished control of it fco Mr. Ryan. The latter remained in one bank dm ing the funeral services although the Struble house is but two blocks from the bank. There are people who criticise him for doing so, although had be attended, it is suggested that he would haye been subjected to criticism also, on the theory thac he, too, was trying to defy comments about himself. Tt is a case where he would have been criticsed if he'had attended and been criticised if he did not. The whole affair is a mystery, and no arrests have been made, because not enough evidence has been produced against any one man. 1c is the opinion of many that the murderers are residents and prominent men of Isabella county, and though the friends of Struble are censuring the officers for not making arrests, it is well for those suspected that they have not been arrested. The feeling against the murderers is so intense that were the people nositive those censured are guilty, tbe law would be relieved of further intervention. CHARGED WITH MURDER. Benjamin and Roy Nairn Held for the .Murder of Curtis Wright-—George Martel Charged as an Accessory. On Monday last at Gladwin Justice B'ouch bound over Benjamin and Roy Nunn, father and son, for trial ab the next term of circuit court, charged with the murder of Curtis Wright. The testimony of Benjamin Nunn, that of his wife, Ida Nunn, and also that of George Rilette concluded the examination. The father.it appears has not been very fatherly to his naturally wayward boy, and seems to in no particular screen Roy—in fact he censured him before any arrests had been made as being one of the guilty parties. Benjamin says he was in Marine City at the time of the murder, and thus hopes to be able to prove an alibi. But the fact that he was unable to get bail leads the public to think him not so innocent as he might be. He was taken to Bay City for confinement in jail there until circuit court convenes. Without a doubt the murder. was committed by one of the three—Roy .Nunn, Benjamin Nunn or George Martel, and when the circuit court next convenes the mystery will doubtless be justly solved. Teachers' Institute. BT MINNIE M. PRESLEY, The Teachers' Institute for Olare county, which has been in session tha past week at Farwell opened Monday with Prof. W. J. McKorne of Mason as conductor, assisted by Miss May Hinsdale of Ann Arbor. Both are very able Instructors and the teachers received much inspiration that can be carried intp the school room this fall to make school work brighter. Prof. McKomeis superintendent of Mason schools and is thoroughly alive to the new education. He believes fully that "Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning Is perilous" and in his inspiration talks to teachers he suggested many valuable things. He insists on a thorough preparation for morning exercises, the same as for other class exercises—let these, if possible, bear upon some topic that will be taught during the day. He also had in charge a class in arithmetic and geography. Miss Hinsdale conducted a class in a systematic study of "Westminister 1 DAVY & COMPANY. % lis*— I aifrFaii Goods if DRESS GOODS ^ 28 in. Cashmeres at isle. ^ 36 in. '! at 19C. 36 in. All wool Serges, all colors, 25c. 36 in. all wool fine Flannel Suitings, 25c. 36 in. fine all wool Novelties at 29c. S BLACK GOODS G^ All wool Serges, 25c, 40c, 45c, 50c, 75c,. 95c. ®' Fine all wool Henriettas, 50c, 75c, 90c, 11.00. G« New styles in Figured Black Goods at 50c. New styles in Dark Outings at 5c, 7£c, 8|c, 10c. Red Table Damask 3r 50 in. wide, fast colors, choice of three patterns J|j only 19c yd. worth 25c. " gk 25 pes. best twilled shirtings at 10c yd. j^ & Fine cotton batts in Full Pound Rolls 10c each. fi| Large Cotton Blankets in grey, tan and white & at 50 cents. ^ Dark Print at 4c, 5c, and 6c. ■(& Best Bed Print, fast colors, 5c. Gp Yard wide Percales, new dark colors at 81c. W DAVY & COMPANY! Abbey" also classes in civics and history and various others. Tuesday evening the teachers and citizens wero delightfully entertained by a lecture on "London" by Miss Hinsdale. This was instructive as well as interesting and some times amusing. The originality of the American abounds even in that English city, as was shown in tho story related by Miss Hinsdale ol two Americans who were in a royal parade behind the carriage of a duke, bowing to the right and left as he did and immensely enjoying the joke. She very strongly contrasted American society with English and all felt more of a pride in the American oustoms and manners. Miss H. is a young lady who has but recently returned from Europe and has been an eye witness of the affairs which she relates. One of the interesting features of Wednesday's session was a short call and talk by State Superintendent J. E. Hammond. The teachers may justly feel proud of the interest taken in their work by Mr. Hammond. Thursday evening Prof. McKome delivered an unuaslly fine address on the subject "The Child at Home and afc School." An interesting talk and lesson was given each day by the Commissioner on School Law. Altogether this Institute has proved of much value to the teachers, and to those in attendance ifc has been a source of inspiration. Cycle Notes. Here is the latest out on Mary had a little lamb: "Mary had a little lamb, that time has passed away. No lamb could follow up the pace that Mary sets today. For now she rides the air-shod wheel, in skirts too short by half, no lambkin shares her airy flight, but you can See her calf." Id. Ceylon, where cycling is very popular, the bicycle takes precedence over all vehicles on tbe road. "There is hardly a town on bhe continent," says the London Cyclist, "where the flaming posters of American cycle manufacturers are nofc to be met with," O, those' awful Yankeesi A scorcher scorched on a scorching day, he scorched down fche street pell- mell; he scorched right into the trolley-car, and he's scorching now in well, he isn't scorching any more in Michigan, anyhow.—Ex. When the weather is good, ride your bicycle. When it is bad, think about the fun you will have when the weather is good again. The week of August 15, thirty-six hundred and forty new members joined the L. A. W. The L. A. W. has now over ninety-seven thousand members, The cbainless wheel is bound to come in the cycling world. In England, recently, they held a wheel climbing contest, and after ifc was over H. J. Herbert,- on a chainless wheel, rode his wheel backward up. the hill. A young bicycle rider of town, whose- veracity has never been questioned, averts that during a recent trip to the- country he punctured his tire and in despair started to walk home. While- pushing his wheel he ran it squarely through a hornet's nest and the angry insects retaliated by repeatedly stinging the tire, and much to his joy the aforesaid tire swelled to such an extent that he was enabled to mount and ride home. The L. A, W. and the Amateur Athletic Union have signed new articles of alliance. The agreement was terminated about a .year ago by fche officers of the A. -A. IT., but after a few conferences, the disputed points were settled. Changing the length of the crank does nofc increase or decrease the gear. . The only difference is that the crank gives the greater leverage power. Next to Zimmio, Lotighead has bhe- distinction of haying won more prizes in One year than any other rider. In 1895 Loughead won seyenty-eight first prizes, and lasfc year he joined the money chasers. * Railroad Notes. On account of the North District Y, P. S. C, E. convention at Ludington, the F. & P, M. will sell excursion tickets to Ludington and return Sept. 3rd and 4th limited to return to Sept. 6th, 1897, at rate of one and one-third fare for the round trip. On account of the A. O. U. W. Lodges of Michigan Reunion afc Detroit, F. & P. M. will sell ex. tickets to Detroit Aug. Sftfch. limited to return till Aug. 2Sfch ab rate of one and one- third fare for the round trip. V"r '
|Title||1897-08-27; Clare Sentinel|
|Publisher||R.G. & F.A. Jefferies|
|Description||Friday, August 27, 1897 issue of the Clare, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Began publication in 1896. Previously known as Clare Sentinel and the Democrat-Press.|
|Subject/Keywords||Clare (Mich.) - Newspapers; Clare County (Mich.) - Newspapers;|
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