The Yukon Sun And The Yukon Weekly. (Yukon, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 10, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, March 14, 1902 Page: 2 of 8
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Mono ill Ills (ell in the Uhieago
county jail Dr. Orville S. Burnett lx
brooding over the verdict of the Jury
which found him guilti of the murder
of Mrs. Charlotte 1- Niched and fixed
Hs punishment at fifteen years la
According; to evidence al tlie tr'al
Buruett, who is‘a married man with
a family, went with Mrs. Nlchol.'who
was living with her husband and till I -
ilren ■ to a hotel, after bavin;
made n coni pan to commit suicide. In
the morning Mis. Nlchol was luiiuil
dead, bui Burnett had failed to carry
out his part of the agreement.
On the witness staiVl he denied that
lie ever loved the woman who died for
him. lie told disgraceful stories of
drunken orgies ill whit'll he aid she
"She said she was gohig to commit
silitldc and asked me to do so. We
talked about it all the evening. Went
from the hotel to a drug store aeross
the street and got morphine. Went
back to the hotel with It, and put it on
a dresser Left it on the dresser, and
it was knock, d on the floor and spilled
some of it. * .
"Mrs. Nichol was sitting on the bed
whin I went out and in bed when I
came back. I rang the hell for paper
and envelope and handed them to Mrs.
Nielu I. I saw two vials on the dresser
when 1 euine back from the drug store.
They were empty. 1 went to bed. I
did not take any morphine before (
went to bed."
"Don't know wliat time I woke up.
I woke up in the morning, looked
DR, BURNETT ON THE WITNESS STAND.
had parUelpal "d. Into the muddy
stream of his narrative lie dragged the
names of other women over whom (he
merciful shadow of the tomb does not
rest us it does over the life of the little'
woman whose vial of poison ended her
life and wrecked two homes.
Burnett's wile was in the back purl
of the court room while the story of
her husband's unfaithfulness was being
Burnett's testimony was character-
ised by an nttempt to prove that Mr
Nichol was (lie temptress. That with
a siren's voice she had lured him into
a path of viciousness. All of the blame
for the tragedy thut followed was laid
by Burnett on the shoulders of the
"Oil the night of Mrs. NichoTs
death,” said Burnett, "1 had a conver-
sation with her about suicide when she
heal'd she had to go away. She said
she had chloral. She was continually
talking about It. Siie said she was
going to stay here. 1 told her she
Mould so back, but she said sin had
lived with his mother, hut that she
couldn’t stand it to go back there. She
said she had bought morphine early on
Saturday evening. She did not show
it to me.
round and reached over .and found she j
"I never urged Mrs. Nichol to com- ^
init suicide. Never aided or advised
her to commit suicide. I told her i
she shouldn't do it and how foolish
"When 1 woke up 1 saw that my |
future was ruined and took the nun - j
phine. Very shortly after they ivi«:t
pounding on the door and a colored:
woman came in. 1 don't remember,
tliat anything was done to arouse me; j
don't remember being taken to police
"i didn't get the bottle of morphine
for Mrs. Nichol. I didn't Intend that
she should use it. I don't know what
I got it for’" -I
There Is some doubt as to whether I
the sentence will stand if Die case is
carried to the Supreme court, but the j
state's attorney admitted after the trial
that until Burnett, exhibited his con !
temptible cowardice on the witness
stanit he had no hope of securing a
verdict against the prisoner. Ill the
judgment of honorable * men fifteen
years separation from his kind is* r.1
light penalty for the cur who attempt-
ed to blacken the memory of a dead |
1 woman woo had sacrificed all for him.
Pure Treasures the
Bay 2f Panama
* Louis HI bet. the young pianist of j
South Bend. hub. who has Just scored j
a new triumph at Lelpstc before a I
critical audience of 4,000 people, left j
a few years ago to study music under
the German masters. His preparatory
work was done in Chicago and Boston,
and he then gave promise of every-
thing he has since accomplished. HU
drst concert at I*eipslc last summer at
once won him the highest praise from
the most critical judges of pianoforte
art In Germany. His recent success
has made him the envy of the young i
native artists in Lelpstc. lie was the t
star of the Philharmonic recitals and
completely captured the large audi- '
cnees with the greatest triumph ever ,
scored by an American. Mr. Elbel will j
When the stranger arrives at Seville
and Toledo and the guides conduct
him to the cathedrals of these old
cities, he Is struck with their mag-
nificence and the abundance of the
pearls which are their finest decora-
tions. These pearls came from the
bay of Panama, and date from the
epoch when the Spaniards, at the
zenith of their glory, made the con-
quest of America, says the Jewelers’
These Panama pearls rival the most
beautiful pearls of the Orient. Quite
recently, in the spring of 1899, a hut
of ir> years found an oyster contain-
ing a pearl which was sold at Paris
for 50,000 * francs. For his portion he
received 20.000 francs.
A considerable quantity of pearls
procured at Panama are sent to New
York, where they do not lack pur-
chasers. One consignment exceeded
in value 750.000 francs. The island
pearls are thus denominated on ac-
count of the archipelago in which the
oyster fisheries are carried on. It is
opposite the bay of Panama. The
archipelag > is composed of sixteen
islets, in which are thirty to forty
Bonn tor Mason Relate* Ilia First !*.x-
perienee with One. m
Senator Mason has written an ar-
ticle about ‘ The Farce of Executive
Yielded to Spaniards <j*j Sessions.” After telling of his awe of
H executive sessions when he was a rop-
T-rr.iKJ resentatire he describes his first closed
session after he becami5 a senator;
small villages of negroes and Indians. „A gpnatol. froln New England arose
The soil is fertile but the principal oi- solemnly and earnestly moved that
cupation is that at the fisheries The ~ int0 executive session. The bells
* • i li . i .. nmlnoinaa n ...
largest isle, called Rey. alone embraces a)] oyer thp senate end 0( the capital
half of the population San Miguel la rang and made musk. to my ears. The
the chief place of the 1: hern ^ and cMef page clappe(1 his bands three
there is a very fine enurrt: . lie n- times and the pages all rushed from our
habitants are nearly rul blac.i.s. ■ I sacre(j preSence. Amid the ringing of
are descended from the negro popula- ^ an(J thp rllshing of feet the peo-
tion. from whom the s’i>:tn"t^ j pie were all moved Out, the doors were
closed and wo were alone!
learned the a,leant g< they could
rive from the island riches. In cer- ,
tain of the islands.'there must have!
been diamond" bods. Some fine rough !
diamonds were formerly procured.
There are two system:: for carrying
on pearl fishing in tlic bay of Pana- j
ma. In certain spots, where the yield
is the most abundant, it is necessary
"Thereupon the senator who had
moved the executive session struck a
match in the usual way and lit a cigar,
audibly informing his neighbor that, it
was the only one he had. He then
moved that John Smith be confirmed
in his $700 postoffice in Podunk. The
vice president of the United, States
to pay the government a very high , ^ .wlthout objectlon it is so 0rder-
tax. At o ft ^ . ‘ led.’ A motion to adjourn was carried,
but a percentage on the pearls dtscov- . ,
“red is added to it. Generally, these j* moment llri'iU11 was
pearls are rather small. They usually ken-
bring from 5 to 50 francs each. Those
ready much less in number.
And there, though last, not leas',"
is fvnni Skelton's "Colin Clout."
THIS MAN IS FfiOM CHICAGO.
lie * liolnz In Intro.I ice Monkuri **
Form 11 nn4* In Die South.
Paul Kuntz. a Chicago man, wiio has
extensive interests in the south, is
j now in Arkansas with a party of
northern capitalists, has a plan for the
'The labor problem in the
make Germany his •future home.
Precaution Against Accident*.
In the great railroad tunnel In Sax-
ony the company makes sure that
there shall be no collisions by having
a staff which must be in the posses-
sion of the engineer taking his train
through the tunnel. There is only or.e
staff, so that only one train can go
through or be in the tunnel at the
same time. Every engineer who ar-
rives at the mouth of the tunnel Is
stopped and he is not allowed to go
anead until the staff Is given to him.
If the staffs is at the other end of the
tunnel be must wait until it conies
! souuion ol
south. The rt meily, says Mr. Ivuntz.
, lies In the substitution if monkeys
j for the negro.
Thus far Mr Kuntz's plans only lock
to the replacing of the negro by a
i monkey in the cotton-pi king season.
He says he knows monkeys anil their
capacities, and is confident that they
can be so trained as to make the
most efficient kind of cotton-pickers.
They can not only pick as well as the
I negro, but they can pick twice as much
I in a given time. There are other ad-
vantages attendant upon their eni-
j plovment. Due is that they will not
i demand wages, and this item will ho
an Immense advantage to the planter
Neither will they form labor unions,
and the union principle that is gaining
a foothold among the negroes is not
encouraged on the big plantations.
Mr. Kuntz derives hi-, knowledge of
monkeys from obseivation of them in
i Africa, of which country he is a na-
tive. He is so well satisfied that they
1 can be trained to do the work in the
! cotton fields that "he now has a large
I consignment of thorn on the way from
that country, which ho proposes to
employ m a ,ottoa plantation which
lie owns. He says that Ills experience
lias demonstrated to his satisf iction
that the monkey can bo trained to
; perform any kind of manual labor re-
quiring skill and application. The
work must not be too laborious, as the
i monkey has not tha strength requisite
for heavy labor.
Train* Need Not Stop.
Among the patents which have been
recently granted in the United States
may be mentioned one issued to John
W. Jenkins, New A'ork City, for an in-
teresting system whereby passengers
are to be discharged from a train with-
out the necessity of stopping at sta-
tions. The characteristic feature of the
Invention resides in the employment
of a number of "saddle cars," which
are successively taken up aud dropped
from the moving train, and through
the medium of which passengers may
enter or leave a train without iuter-
rupting its movement.
Patent* In France.
In order that a patent may be ob«
tained in France, the three following
conditions are necessary; That the
invention be absolutely new; that it
possess an industrial character; that
It be not contrary to public order or
security; good morals, or the laws of
the country. An Invention is not con-
sidered new when, previous to the
date of filing of the application, it has
received sufficient publicity in France
or abroad to render It easy of imita-
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Maxwell, William Albert. The Yukon Sun And The Yukon Weekly. (Yukon, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 10, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, March 14, 1902, newspaper, March 14, 1902; Yukon, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc912713/m1/2/: accessed August 15, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.