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one door east of the Catholic Parsonage. tjaiil, 11
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I W. MAI:TERN, Attorney-at-Law and General Claim
. Agent, It untingdou, Pa. t:oldiers' claims against the
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LI. office in .11. ,liner building, Penn street. Prompt
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.3011 N B. STE lIMAN, President.
GEOIt9E A. MARK, Secretary._
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a decade of years by the U B. Society, hasCall,s'd
a radical reform in life insurance, reducing itc
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benefits within the reach of all. The payment of
.ifS on application, $3 annually for four years, and
thereafter S 2 annually during life, with pro rata
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and Penn street
April 4, IS7:1,
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r t.- I -DECIDED BARGAIN'S IN—TA
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CttS, is at F. IT. LANE'S STORE. lla.n,isome TEA SETTS consisting of 1t; pieces of White Stone
China, can be bought fur .$l, at F. 11. LANE'S low rice store.
rt.,eli of choice Msr,kerel, consisting of Deep Sea, Extra Shore, New Fat, an.l nil the best va
rieties and numbers known in the market. Also Large Rue and Lake
llerring, Cod Fish and Shad in season.
F. H. Lane does not buy or sell short weight packages of Fish. You do not want to buy salt at Fish
prices. CANNED GOODS, including Cs lirornia, Choice Fruits, Evaporated and other Dried Fruits.
i; reen Fruits, Foreign and Domestic. All kinds of choice TEAS, from 15 to 20 cents per quarter,
grood Sugar from 8 cents per pound to the best Maple Sugar in bricks or granulated at 13 cents per
pound. SALT MEAT, FLOUR, NOTIONS, CONFECTIONS, WOOD and WILLOW-WARE, and
in s'3ort, about everything to be found in a first-class Grocery and Provision Store, can be bought at
F. 1.1 LANE'S Cash and Exchange Store, near the Catholic church, oh Washington street, Hunting
don:, Pa. NOTTO:—G001) QUALITY—FULL QUANTITY—SMALL PROFITS. •
TO MAKE - ROOM FOIL
TO MAKE ROOM FOR
HENRY & CO.
Announce to the public that they will after
MONDAY, JUNE 14th,
REDUCE THEIR ENTIRE STOCK OF
Which roust ho sold in order to - wake room for the
FM - A - ROLM; OF OUR, QTORE POOM ,
INLARGING OF Ult K- I .IOIIE -1-LOON.
pECIDED ARGAINS in Black and Colored Silks.
ECIDED ARGAINS in Cashmeres and Alpacas.
ECIDED ARGAINS in Summer Dress Goods.
ft - V - 0 0 "
Pine Swiss Watches,
IN GOLD AND SILVER,
KEY AND STEM-WINDING
west style in ttre,tt v.triely 7 let: been allz i t.,1 le clean t stock
nd Farley OT-o(2c:ries a
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►'ery Large and Varied Assortment or
Ladies' and Gents.'
Gold & Plated Chills, &c.
AGENT FOR TrIE JUSTLY CELEBRATED
. ,0... on
REGISTER'S NOTlCE.—Notice is
hereby given, to all persons interested, that
the following named persons have settled their ac
counts in the Register's Office, at Huntingdon, and
that the said accounts will he presented for eon
firination and allowance, at an Orphans' Court, to
he held at. Duni ing , lon, in and for the county of
Ilunting , lon, on WEDNESDAY, the ISth day of
AUGUST nest, (1f 4 50,) to wit:
I. Account of George Eby, Guardian of George
Dickinson, minor child of Mrs. Harman P. Dick
lough and DAvid 11. Miller, administrator of the
estate of Mary Bouslough, late of Alexandria
3. First and final ae-ount of David 11. Miller
and C. L. Bou-,lough, Trustees to sell the real es
tate of Mary Louslough, late of Alexandria, de
4. First account of Moses D. Siiknitter, admin
istrator of the estate of Hester Randolph, late u
Barree towndlip, deceased.
5. First and final account of John G. White,
Guardian of Mary J. Keith, (formerly McNevlin)
minor child of James MoNevlizto, late of Fulton
6. ;inal Guardianship account of James A.
Brown, Guardian of haeliel S. Worley, (now
Rachel S. Trcxler.)
7. Account of John TJarr and Thomas Mitchell,
Executors of George M. Bell, late of Jackson
8. The fourth administration and trust account
of Samuel T. Brown, Executor and Trustee under
the will of David Snare, deceased.
9. Account of David Peachey., Guardian of
George 8., Cora K., Daniel K., Moses IV., and
Catharine Yoder, minor children of Christian
10. Account of John Peachy, Guardian of Merino
M., Abner and Christian Detwiler. minor children
of Christian Detwiler, lace of Brady township, de
H. Administration account Frederick C.
Krause.acting Executor of the last will and testa
ment of Fr. , ricriek Krause, late of Tod township,
12. Guardianship account of George Jackson,
Guardian of the minor children of Nicholas Deck
er, deceased, as filed by Thomas Jackson, admin
istrator of said George Jackson, now deceased.
13. Guardianship accounts of George Jackson,
Guardian of Elizabeth, Ann and Margery Jane
Shaver, minor children of Roger Shaver, deceased,
as filed by Thomas Jackson, administrator of said
George Jackson, deceased. •
14. Guardianship account of George Jackson,
Guardian of the minor children of John 11. Green,
deceased, as filed by Thomas Jackson, adminis
trator of said George Jackson, deceased.
15. Account of George Jackson, Trustee ap
pointed to sell the real estate of Benjamin Corbin,
deceased, as filed by Thomas Jackson, adminis
trator of George Jackson, deceased.
l& First and partial account of Rev. John G.
Giock and John Beashoar, Executors of the last
will of John I.l , _ashoar, late of Shirley township,
17. First administration account of Samuel T.
Brown, administrator d. b. n. c. t. a. of John P.
15. Account of Samuel L. Stryker, administra
tor of the estate of Samuel D. Stryker, late of
West township, (absentee) with distribution ac
19. Account of Wm. B. Leas, Executor of the
last will of Mrs. Mary Long, late of Shirley town
20. Final account of Joseph M. Krider, admin
istrator of the estate of Mary Krider, late of War
riorsmark township, deceased.
21. Account of J. F. Schock, Executor of the
last will and testament of Jane O'Kain, late of
Henderson township, deceased, with distribution
22. First and final account of William Ewing,
Executor of the will of Ikl:lrtha Ilennen, late of
Barree township, decease,l.
23. Account of tleorire W. Gates, one of the Ex
ecutors of the will of Mary M. Hoffer, late of Bar
ree township, deceased.
24. First and partial account of Andrew My
ton, Executor of the will of Jacob Smith, late of
West township, deceased, with his partial account
as Trustee to sell reai c.tate of said deceased, an
25. First and final account of Dr. W. T. Brown
ing, administrator of the estate of E. E. Boger,
late of the borough of Orbisonia, deceased.
24. Account of Alfred and Calvin Porter, ad
ministrator of all and singular, the goods, ac.,
which were of Anna D. Porter, late of the borough
of Alexandria, deceased.
27. First and final account of George P. Wake
field, administrator of the estate of 11. Augustus
2d. Guardianship account of George Jackson,
Guardian of Maggie McCollum, (now Maggie
Suter), as filed by Thomas Jackson, administrator
of said George Jackson, deeeased.
29. Second and final account of R. L. Hender
son and Jerry Beck, Executors of the will of Jacob
Beck, late of Warrioremark township, deceased.
0. Guardianship account of Andrew Smith,
Guardian of John McCool, a minor child of George
McCool, and legatee of John MeCool, deceased, as
tiled by George M. Cresswell knd Ann M. Smith,
administrators of the said Andrew Smith.
31. First and final account of John Flenner,
Executor of the last will and testament of Eliza
t•teei, late of the borough of Iluntingdon, deceased.
32. Account of Darvin Grazier, Guardian of
Robert Ross, one of the minor children of George
Itos., late of the township of Warriorsmark, de
33. First awl Final account of Jesse Goodman,
Executor of Sarah Ellen Logan, late of the borough
of Huntingdon, deceased, with distribution an
34. First account of J. R. Simpson and Eliza
Conprobst, Executors of Henry Conprobst, late of
Barree township, deceased.
35. First and final account of J. R. Simpson,
one of the Executors and Tru4tee appointed to
sell the real estate of Henry Conprobst, late of
Barree township, deceased, with a distribution
NOTICE is hereby given to all persons
interested that the following Inventories of
the goods and chattels set apart to widows, under
the provisions of the Act of 14th of April, A. D.,
1851, have been filed in the office of the Clerk of
the Orphans' Court of liUntingdon county, and
will be presented for "approval by the Court," on
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18th, 1880:
1. Inventory of the personal property of J. J.
Robison, late of Mt. Union borough, deceased,
as taken by his widow, Catharine Robison.
2. Inventory of the personal property of Thomas
Wilson, late of Springfield township, deceased, as
taken by his widow, Mahula Wilson.
3. Inventory of the personal property of Samuel
11. Grove, late of Lincoln township, deceased, as
taken by his widow, Susan C. Grove.
4. Inventory of the personal property of Joel
Kauffman, late of Brady township, deceased, as
taken by his wido*, Mary Kauffman.
5. Inventory of the personal property of Eph
raim Yingling, late of Clay townehip, deceased,
as taken by his widow, Rachel Yingling.
6. Inventory of the property elected to be taken
and retained by Ant% Eliza Martin, widow of Con
ninghain Martin, Lite of Walker township, do
I. D. KUNTZELMAN,
July 23,1880.1 Clark Orphans' Court.
cept to me directed, dated at Huntingdon, the'
2::,1 day of April, A. D, 1580, under the hands and seal
of the Hon. John Dean, President Judge of the Courts of
Common Pleas, Oyer and Terminer, and general jail deliv
ery of the 24th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, compo
sed of Huntingdon, Blair and Cambria counties; and the
lions. Gratlus Miller and Adam fleeter, his associ
ates, Judges of the county of Iluntingdonjustices assign
-1..1, appointed to hear, try and determine all and
every indictment made or taken for or concerning
all crimes, which by the laws of the State are made
capital, or felonies of death and other offences,
crimes and misdemeanors, which have been or
shall hereafter 103 committed or perpetrated, for
crimes aforesaid—l am connuanded to make public prods,-
illation throughout my whole bailiwick, that a Court of
Oyer and Terminer,Common Pleas nod Quarter Sessions
and general jail delivery will be held at the Court House, in
the borough of Huntingdon, on the Third Monday (and
lfith day) of August 1880, and those who will prosecute the
said prisoners, be then and there to prosecute them as it
shall he just, and that all Justices of the Peace, Coroner and
Constables within said county, be then and there in their
proper persons, of 10 o'clock, a. in., of said day, with their
records, inquisitions, examinations and remembrances, to
do those things which to their offices respectively appertain
Dated at Huntingdon, the tad day of July, in the year
(dour Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty,
and the loath year of American Independence.
SA3I%. 11. DIVIN, SHERIFF.
A DMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.
1A- [Estate of W. U. CUNNINGHAM, deed.]
Letters of Administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estates of W. 0. Cun
ningham, late of the borough of Huntingdon,
deo'd., all persons knowing themselves indebted
are requested to make immediate payment, and
those having claims to present them duiy authen
ticated for settlement.
A. ESTHER CUNNINGIIA3I.
BUY YOUR SCHOOL BOOKS
at the Journal Store.
HUNTINGDON, PA,, FR
2._Fint owl partial acee..unt of Calvin L. Roue•
I. D. KUNTZELMAN,
IDAY, AUGUST 13, 1880.
THE BENDERS' CRIMES.
The Old Man Safe Behind Iron Bars.
ONE OF THE GREATEST CRIMES OF MODERN
TIMES-LURING UNSUSPECVNG TRAV
ELERS INTO THE HOUSE, THROWING
I'IIEM INTO A DUNG EON AND MURDER
INO THEM FOR THEIR MONEY.
Slie•cia I '..1 . 1( of this Time: I
The story of the crimes of the Bender
family is upon everybody's lips. The
greatest crime of the century is likely, in
a small measure at least, to be atoned for.
But the most horrible death that old John
Bender could be put to would but in a
slight degree avenge the sufferings of his
many victims. In the jail at Fremont, in
Dodge county, a man is locked up who is
supposed to be the fiend that the authori
ties of Kansas have been looking for for
seven years. There hardly seems a doubt
of his identity. With him is a woman—
repulsive, hard-fisted and old. She may
he the original 11Irs. Bender or she may
be his mistress. Opinions differ on this
point. When they reach Kansas the au
thorities will have hard work to guard the
couple from the attacks of the populace,
who are thirsting for their blood. In 1873
old Bender and his wife and their son John
and his wife lived near Cherryvale, La
bette county, Kansas. Their house was
about two miles out of town. It was a
rude frame structure, standing in a lot of
two acres. The old woman called herself
a medium. She had a way of boiling herbs
and roots that were supposed to have
charms and spells about them and she dealt
in incantations. She was repulsive in as
pect—tall, angular and scrawny, with hard,
steel gray eyes, and thin, ragged hair strag
ling over her temples. The family seem
to have been totally under the influence of
this ungainly creature. ller word with
them was law. The Benders ostensibly
kept a grocery. A sign was displayed in
flout of their rude dwelling to attract visi
tors, but the stock in trade consisted prin
cipally of a sort of cheap wine. There
were only two rooms in the house. One
was a dining room and kitchen combined.
In the other the four Benders slept.
MANY SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCES.
In 1873 a number of persons traveling
in the direction of Cherryvale mysteriously
disappeared. No traces of them could be
found. The first disappearance that at•
tracted public attention was that of an old
man and his grand-daughter, who left
Cherryvale in February, 1873, in a two
horse wagon, to go to Fort Scott, but who
never reached that place. All inquiries
failed to elicit a clue to their disappear.
ance until about the beginning of March,
Dr. William H. York recognized the wagon
and team at Fort Scott. Ile ascertained
that the wagon had been purchased at the
fort from some person who had come from
Cherryvale, and he determined to ferret
out the mystery. Ile left Fort Scott on
March 9, and lie too disappeared. Dr.
York was well known and the greatest ef•
forts were made to discover traces of him.
A large reward was offered, rivers were
dragged, spots fit for ambush were probed
foot by foot, lonesome places were quested
as a keen hound scents a trail that is cold,
and still no traces of the lost man were
discovered. Not a shadow of evidence
rested anywhere to say that 1)r. York bad
been murdered—not a sign anywhere told
how lie came to his death, if, indeed, death
had overtaken him unawares. Ile was
traced to Cherryvale, in Labette county,
but no further. There all track and trace
of him ceased. The excitement was at a
high pitch. One day an exploring party
stopped at the house of the Benders.—
Had they seen anything of Dr. York ?
No, the answer came, they had not. They
knew nothing whatever concerning him.
But this visit had a strange effect. The
next day the Bender family disappeared,
and almost as mysteriously as had Dr.
York. This suspicious circumstance
aroused curiosity. A man riding into
Cherryvale from the c•)untry one day was
impressed by the deserted appearance of
the Bender place. Ile entered the yard.
In the stable he found a dead calf. There
was every indication from the appearance
of the miserable creature that it bad been
starved to death. The man walked up to
the house, opened the door and looked in.
Not an article of household furniture had
been removed, but the dust lay heavy on
everything. The man went to Cherryvale
and told his story. Senator A. M. York,
the brother of the missing man, wes there.
To his suspicious mind the sudden and
strange flight of the Bender family was a
revelation. He had found the first clue to
his lost brother. He divulged his sus
picions and a band of men accompanied
him to the Bender farm. The front room
of the house was carefully searched, every
crack and crevice being minutely looked
into and subjected to the application of
rods and levers to see if the flooring was
either hollow or louse. Nothing came of
it. No blood spots appeared. The floor
was solid. The walls were solid. Next
the party searched the back room. The
beds were removed. In their flight the
Benders had left everything untouched.
A HORRIBLE DISCOVERY,
The explorers were about to retire when
they noticed a depression in the floor. A
trap door was revealed. It was lifted up,
and in the gloom a pit outlined itself, for
bidding, cavernous, unknown. Lights
were procured and some of the men de
scended. They found themselves in an
abyss shaped like a well, six feet deep and
five feet in diameter. Here and there lit
tle damp places could be seen, as though
water had come up from the bottom or
been poured down from above. They
groped around over these splotches and
held a handful to the light. The ooze
smeared itself' over their palms and drib
bled through their fingers. It was blood.
Every suspicion was realized. The mur
derers had fled, leaving behind damning
evidences of their hideous guilt. But
where were the bodies of the victims ?
For an hour the party of excited people
traversed the lonely garden in the rear of
that human slaughter pen, prodding the
earth with a long iron rod. All at once
the iron seemed to strike a fleblty matter.
In a moment's time a dozen eager spades
bad resurrected from its shallow grave the
decaying body of a human being. It had
been buried face down. They turned it
to the sunlight. A cry of terror went up
from the crowd. It was York's corpse.
Although far advanced in the stage of de
composition the features were plainly recog
nizable. How the murderous deed had
been done was speedily and easily learned.
A terrible blow on the back of the head
had crushed the skull upon the brain and
the throat had been cut from ear to ear.—
The work of discovery went on. One
after another were laid bare the graves of
tun murdered people. Most of the bodies
were identified. Among them were the
bodies of two children. There were no
marks of violence on them. They had
been buried alive. The murders had been
committed for robbery. Travelers were
asked in to drink. They never left the
All traces the Benders were lost.—
Where they went no one knew. A few
days ago a man was seen at Richland trav
eling eastward with a woman They
stopped at a house, and soon after their
arrival made inquiries as to whether any
thing had yet been discovered of the
Bender family, who formerly lived in
Kansas. Their talk and actions excited
suspicion, which was further strengthened
by their answers to questions asked them.
They appeared excited and told conflicting
stories as to who they were and where
they were from ; said they had lived five
or six years among the Indians; that they
had been up in the Niobrara country, and
that they were not the Benders. Sheriff
Gregg was called. He started on their
track. At Schuyler be caught up. with
them. He passed them two or three
times and finally turned around and met
them with drawn revolver. lie said to
the woman, "Hello, Kate," and she was
considerably startled, and replied, "I am
not Kate Bender." The old man didn't
offer any resistance and the officer had no
difficulty in landing him and his wife in
the Fremont Jail. In jail the couple had
a conversation, which was overheard. The
old man, who is apparently over 60 years
of age, said to her : "I knew if we came
to Kansas that they would hang us before
we would be there two hours. We would
not stand a ghost of a show. If I have to
die, I want to die with you and be buried
with you. lam going crazy. I know I
have to die. I want that razor in here
before I start for Kansas." "They would
not let you have it. They are afraid of
losing their reward," she said. He con
tinued : "I know you'll give me away,
but you cannot save yourself. Oh !my
first wife. She was a good woman. You
don't care for me. You musn't think you
can escape by giving me away. Don't you
cry." The couple were finally separated
and charged with being the original
Benders. They denied it. The old ;Ilan
said his name was McGregor; that he was
taken sick and stopped at the house of the
Benders for seven weeks, and that his wife
was with him. He said he knew of various
murders being committed, and that he did
not dare say anything for fear of his life.
The old woman told a terrible story. She
said the money of the persons murdered
was always divided among the Benders.
"I think my husband never got any of it.
The garden was full of graves and the cel
lar full of dead bodies. Dr. York's
brother was murdered while I was there.
He was a single man, I think about 35
years old. The dining room of the house
was the room which the sliding trap was
under. A person would sit down at the
table to eat, and the slides were moved
and the person would fall into a deep
cellar. I don't know how deep the cellar
was. They would kill anybody then who
would conic to the house. rich or poor, for
fear they might inform on them. They
killed some persons that had no money at
NO DOUBT OF THE PRISONEa'S IDENTITY
For a day or two it was doubtful whether
the man was really old Bender. There does
not seem to be any doubt of it now. A
man who lived near him at Cherryville
called at the jail. His name is Hooflan,
and he identified the prisoner as old John
"Did you ever see this face before ?"
Hooflan asked. "Yes," replied the old
man, "I know you, but I can't place you."
"Don't you know the man who used to herd
near your place in Kansas?" Mr. Hooflan
inquired. The old man became excited.
"My God, yes," he answered ; "how did
you come here?" And so the old man was
led on to tell of the crimes which had been
committed. On being told that he would
have to go to Kansas, he swore that he
would not go. He said that he would go
anywhere else, and would kill himself be
fore he would go there. Hooflan showed
him a plan of the house and surroundings,
which he acknowledged was correct. Hoof
lan then went and saw the woman. She
when she saw him. When
asked it she knew him she answered:
"Yes, Ido know him. How do you do,
Mr. Huffan ?" [the name she was wont to
use.] I never expected to see you any
more. I don't want to talk to you here.
We are captured at last and they will hang
us. You know that that's John Bender.
There's no use denying that any longer.
I'm going to tell the truth. If that dou't
save me from being hung, I'll have to hang
too. I ought to have told the truth from
the start. I told him that he would be
caught if we came back this way on the
main road. We were going back East.
We bad a bard time among the Indians ;
very seldom saw a white person." Sheriff
Gregg says that the true Bender is in cus
tody. As to the woman he is doubtful.
He thinks she is not the origninal Mrs.
Bender, but that Mrs. Bender was killed
and this woman !s Bender's mistress. Sher
iff Gregg is now engaged in hunting up
young Bender and his wife. They have
been seen recently, and officers are on their
track. The excitement is intense.
MRS. BENDER CONFESSES,
TELLING HOW THE CRIMES WERE COM
MITT ED-CHILDREN BURIED ALIVE.
Fremont Dispatch in Chicago Tribune, August 2.]
Further startling developments were
made in the Bender matter to-day. Mrs.
Bender, or Mrs. McGregor, made a full
and complete confession of the whole mat
ter, even to the minutest details regarding
the butcheries perpetrated on the John
Bender farm during 1872 and 1873. She
denies having any personal hand in the
mattol., but says Kate, old John's daughter,
was the leader of all the deviltry. She
went over her entire history from the time
she became Mrs. Alexander McGregor.
She was a widow at the time she married
McGregor, alias Bender, who was a wid
ower with four children, two of whom were
Kate and John, Jr. They migrated from
Missouri to Labette county, Kansas, and
became John Bender
.and family. Being
asked if she would be called Mrs. Mc-
Gregor or Mrs. Bender, she replied : "The
latter will do if you be satisfied, as you be
here to see Mrs. Bender." "Were you
married to Bender in Kansas ?" "I was a
widow, and he married me at Springfield,
111., at the close of the war. I can't re
member what year, but 'Squire Sedar tied
the knot. His name then was Alexander
McGregor and he had four children, John
and Kate being of the number ; but two
of the boys had run off. He was a poor
cuss, but we lived about several years and
then were sent by the county to Dunklin
county, in Southwest Missouri, where sis
ter lived. All this is true."
"You went by the name of McGregor ?"
"We did to the name till the ole man went
to Kansas and took up a homestead in
Labette county, I believe, when he chang
ed it to John Bender, and arter about a
year, John and Kate came along, and then
the devil began to be played." "What do
you mean by that ?" "Well, there was
atcalin', thievin' and killin', and all that."
"Who was the first person killed by the
family ?" "He was a sick man named
Brown. lle came along one afternoon.
The house was a good sized one, and on a
sign was 'Groceries' outside the door, and
seein' this he stopped. We took him in,
and the second night we got him up to eat
supper, and while seated at the table John
Bender let him into the cellar, where Kato
or John killed him, and the next day they
buried him in the garden."
"How long after this before any one
else was killed ?" "I don't quite remem
ber, but not long. Two were killed, and
ono of them, whose name I believe was
something like McGruthy or 'McGrath,
had a good deal of money ; at least John
told me so."
"Do you remember about a whole fam
ily being killed ?" "Yes, I do. There
was a man and wife and two little girls.
They drove up in a covered spring wagon
and wanted to stay all night. Kate Ben
der said they could stay. It was about 2
o'clock in the afternoon, and while at sup
per that night they were dropped through
the hole. Kate and the old man were
below, and the man fought pretty hard,
but they fixed him. I was behind the
curtain that night, but did not pull the
"What about the children ?" .'They
cried terribly that night, and the next day
a man came along and see one of 'em, and
they were killed that night." "How - •
they killed ?" "They Were buried a 5...:.
Old John took one and Kate took the
other. They hollered awful, but finally
stopped, and Kate came in and said the
'damned brats were all right now.' " "Who
was killed next ?" "It was Dr. York. I
remember him so well. He was such a
pleasant man, with side whiskers and mus
tache. It was a rainy day when he came,
and they got a good deal of money when
they killed him. He fought hard, too,
but Kate killed him with the hatchet."
"You all left soon after this ?" "Yes, they
got 'skeered,' and we all went away. After
walking a few miles some men took us in
a wagon, and we drove into the Cherokee
or Chotaw Nation."
ASKING FOR A REQISITION TO TAKE THE
BENDERS TO KANSAS,
CHICAGO, August 4.—A dispatch to the
Journal from Omaha, says: Governor St.
John was applied to a week ago for a
requisition to take the Benders from Fre
mont to Kansas, but he has not yet com
plied. The old man still denies that be
is John Bender. Photographs of the two
prisoners have been taken. The old wo
man is almost a giantess, being over six
feet tall, and weighs 200 pounds, with an
immense face and hands darkened by ex
posure during her life among the Sioux.
She can neither read nor write. Since
Tuesday of last week she has been sepa
rated from the old man, who thinks she
has gone to Kansas.
STORIES ABOUT HANCOCK.
His Old Soldiers Going to Unite
The Kansas City Jounal, of July 22,
says : Hancock has been paraded from
Maine to California and from Minnesota to
the Gulf as the idol of the Second Army
Corps, his old command, until the average
Democrat imagines that all of the old sol
diers who served under him are just crazy
to vote for him next fall, but there is some
things connected with his career which in
dicite that instead of his old soldiers vo
for him they will unite against him in as
solid masses as they did when they attack
ed the enemy in Virginia. As a sample
of the position in which Hancock is held,
a Journal reporter interviewed Mr. Jerry
Ward yesterday. Ward fought under
Hancock, and tells the story in a cool, de
liberate way, which, added to his fine rep
utation in the community, will obtain for
his story the credit of exact truthfulness.
Upon entering the printing office of Ward
& Tew, 513 Main street, Mr. Ward was
found busily engaged, but stopped and
greeted his visitor cordially. The reporter
"You fought under Hancock. I believe,
Mr. Ward ?"
'Yes; I was a soldier in the Fourth
Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in the First Bri
gade, Third Division of the Second Army
Corps..' _ _
"nave you any objection to stating what
he soldiers thought of Hancock ?"
"I have none in the least. Hancock
was always considered a good General, al
though I can not recall anything particu
larly brilliant that he ever did. Per
sonally he was much disliked by all of his
"What was the cause of it ?"
"He was disliked and hated because he
held his men as worse than dogs. He had
no feeling for a private soldier, and the
men knew it."
"Can you recall any particular occasion
I where he expressed himself openly ?"
"Yes, indeed. Here is one sentence I
heard him say one day which I will never
forget. It was right after the second bat
tle of Bull Run. Lee had flanked us, and
after retreating we were advancing again.
The affair which I am about to relate oc
curred between Manassas Junction and
Warrenton. The Fourth Ohio was march
ing left front when we came to a creek.—
A halt was called and the commanding
officer of the engineers' corps suggested to
Hancock that a pontoon bridge had better
be thrown across. Hancock was standing
but a few feet from we when the conver
sation took place, and I heard every word
it. Hancock replied : 'No. Let the
SONS of BITCHES wade through ; it
won't hurt them.' I never forgot that,
and the whole corps never forgot it, nor
will they forget it next November. The
entire army of over 30,000 men had to
wade the creek, which was waist deep.
It would have taken but twenty minutes
to throw a pontoon bridge across ' the
stream, and every man cou..d have passed
dry-shod. After crossing the stream the
man were obliged to walk through deep
sand for a mile. The sand worked down
into their shoes, and nine out of ten men
went lame from raw feet, the skin being
worn off in patches by the wet sand. The
wading of the stream would not have
caused a murmur but for the brutal con
duct of llancock in applying the foul and
unsoldierly epithet to his men- I tell you,
the Fourth Ohio boys carried the words
like I have. I wouldn't vote for him for
"The Democratic papers have circulated
the story that sixty thousand of his men
lived in Pennsylvania, and would turn the
State for him."
"That is a very ridiculous statement.—
His corps never amounted to more than
40,000 men, providing his regiments were
full. Before Grant took charge there
were less than :15,000 men. Of these men
many were from Massachusetts, and the
majority from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio
and the West. One whole brigade, the
'lrish Brigade,' was from New York, and
the Pennsylvania troops were a very small
minority. The 60,000 Pennsylvania vet
erans would be more correct if counted
6,000, and 5,000 of them that knew hint
and heard of his sentence : 'Let the
SONS of BITCHES wade,' would con
sider it a personal affront to be accused of
an intention of voting for such a man. I
know I would."
Mr. Ward knows whereof ho speaks.—
The city does not possess a better citizen,
and his statement will open the eyes of the
From another well known citizen wio
served under Hancock during the war, the
following facts were gleaned, which coin
cides with Mr. Ward's statement about the
pompus military autocrat, who considered
a private soldier on an equal with -a dog.
This gentleman said :
'•I was a member of the famous 'lrish
Brigade,' in the Second Army Corps.—
Our boys just lived for the honor of the
brigade, and would have gladly died any
time to rescue the dear old standards, the
harp of Erin and the Stars and Stripes,
which ever floated side by side in the van.
One day we were a little slow in obeying
an order to charge on account of a mis
understanding, for God knows that the
'lrish Brigade' was always too willing to
attack. Our commander returned in a few
minutes, and we charged. He seemed
down-hearted, and confidentially related to
his officers that night that Hancook had
ordered him angrily to 'charge with his
flannel mouthed SONS of BITCHES (a
favorite epithet), and let them be killed to
make room for better men.' The brigade
was nearly ruined by this."
WILLIAM H. ENGLISH.
City, County or Township to Pay for
By the way of introducing Mr. William
H. English, the Democratic candidate for
Vice President, to our readers, and the
kind of a "loyal" citizen he was, we pub
lish the following resolution offered by
him in the National House of Representa
tives, December 21, 1860 :
Resolved, That fOr the purpose cf doing
justice, and securing peace and prosperity,
the committee of thirty-three be instructed
to inquire into the expediency of provid
ing for the settlement of the present un
fortunate and dangerous sectional contro
versy upon the following basis : 1. The
Territories of the United States to be
equitably divided between the slaveholding
and non slaveholding sections, slavery to
be prohibited in that portion set apart
for the non slaveholding, and to be recog
nized in that portion set apart for the
slaveholding section, the status of each
upon the subject of slavery to remain un
changed during the territorial condition ;
but when the population in aoy portion of
the territory set apart to either section
shall equal or exceed the ratio required
for a Representativs in Congress, and the
people shall have formed and ratified a
constitution and asked admission into the
Union as a State, such State shall be ad
mitted with or without slavery, as such
constitution may prescribe. 2. The rights
of property in slaves in the slaveholding
States, and in the portion of the territories
set apart for the slaveholding section, shall
not be destroyed or impaired by legislation
in Congre.;s, in the Territories or in the
non slaveholding States; and whenever a
fugitive slave shall be rescued from his
master, or from the proper United States
officers, by reason of mob violence or State
legislation in conflict with the constitu
tion or laws of the United States, or when
ever a slave shall, in like manner, be res
cued from his master while in trans:la
through any non slaveholding State, the
city, county, or township in which such
rescue is made, shall be liable to the master
in double the value of the slave, recover
able in the United States courts.
HE WILL VOTE AS HE SHOT.
A High Private's Views of Gen. Han
PHILADELPHIA, July 28 —A private
soldier of Hancock's corps, at Greenville,
Pa., having been requested to organize a
Hancock Club, responded as follows :
St. Clair 4. lllilhollancl, 8445 Walnut
Street Philadelphia :
DEAR SlR.—Yours of the 15th inst., is
at hand, asking for my "co operation and
assistance," with a view to organize a
"Hancock Club," in this place. lam
compelled to state that there has been a
"club" already formed in the town—im •
mediately after the news from Chicago
was received. It was organized though
as a "Garfield Club," and all old soldiers
of this place, with one or two exceptions,
belong to it. I was in Hancock's corps,
(the 2d), and served from August 11, 1862,
until May 31, 1565, and have an honor
able discharge, but at this date don't pro
pose to have my share cf fighting go for
naught. It was not Hancock personally
that I object to, but it is the party that
You also say it is appropriate that the
great soldier of Gettysburg, who shed his
blood upon our soil in defense of his native
state, should receive our support." Very
true, still thousands more ksidea Han
cock "shed their blood" and, I doubt not,
many greater than be.
As I said before, I am sorry that I can
gather no material vote of soldiers in this
place out of which to organize a "Hanceek
Club." They train in the other crowd.
There are several here who are loud•mout h •
ed Hancock men (not soldiers), some of
whom during the war called Hancock's
corps "Lincoln hirelings," and who, when
the draft was about to be made, shipped
for Canada. And there are other► who
said of me, when in the Anders() . .11e
prison pen, that I "ought to star' to
death." Can Iso fat forget myself as to
vote for the party which tried for four
long years to dissolve our Union! No
Hancock is good as a general, but he trains
with a very bad crowd.
If my memory serves me right, I think
you were colonel of a regiment in our di
vision, which was the red club. I belong
to Company G, 145th Pennsylvania Vol
unteers, and if you wish to know more of
me you can do so by addressing any of
the officers of my regiment.
. If I live until fall I shall vote as I shot.
A. A. YEAKEL.