Bucklin Banner, August
Frank J. Barnes and Joseph Davis were convicted of murder in the first degree
upon the charge of killing and robbing Silas Gillespie in the Santa Fe yards
here on the morning of June 4, and were sentenced by Judge Madison last Monday
night to be hanged, which means life imprisonment. Herbert Lanham, the Kansas
City youth, who told the bums at Hutchinson that he had done the killing, proved
an alibi and was acquitted, though he succeeded by his idle boast of being a bad
man in running up a very expensive bill for the county to pay. He struck a bee
line home for mamma. Barns and Davis will go to Lansing Thursday night.
Miss Maggie Trebilcock and mother drove to booming Bucklin Monday.
Asa Cobb, four miles south of Ford, is lying dangerously ill with heart
trouble. It is a very serious case.
Our Ford boys are named Dennis on the land drawing. Have Meador hooked but we
have not learned whether he took off the fish or not.
Miss Campbell, daughter of Robert Campbell, had a pleasant birthday party
Thursday evening of last week. Another "sweet sixteen" bloom.
Wallace Trebilcock was called to Dodge City Monday by telegram on business
connected with a new trial basis in the Gillespie murder case.
John Imel came from Edmond's college, Oklahoma, Monday, to visit his parents and
friends for a short time. His little girl accompanied him.
A number of Ford gentlemen were up to Dodge City last week attending the
Gillespie murder trial; M. L. Sweeney being one of the jury - foreman on
deliberation - who signed the verdict of guilty for Barnes and Davis and set
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 10, 1901.
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