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Bound for the West

Syracuse Herald: Yesterday thirty-two young men from Vermont arrived on the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg road. They intend to establish a colony near Cheboygan, Michigan. On the preceeding evening a colony of forty persons from various places along the Syracuse division of the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg road left here for the west.

Source: Ogden (NY) Daily Times, Apr 17, 1885


Henry English, a notorious outlaw, for whose apprehension a reward of $2,200 was offered, was arrested by a Pinkerton detective, at Cheboygan, Tuesday. He is charged with murder.

Source: Jackson Citizen, July 20, 1880


Murder Will Out

A Mysterious Murder at Petosky is Explained, and One of the Murderers Arrested

Petosky, March 1.-Yesterday Lockey McCullough, who is now in jail at Harbor Springs on suspicion, confessed to being an accomplice in the murder of Henry Miller, four years ago, in Petosky. Sheriff Aldrich, of this place, has been on the track of McCullough for two weeks past, and found him on Saturday last in a lumber camp on Black River, in Cheboygan county. The officer says that McCullough disclosed something about the murder to a man in camp while they were both drunk, and subsequently the latter, reported McCullough's story, which reached the ears of Aldrich. Since then he has been working up the case. Last week he arrested McCullough and brought him to Harbor Springs, where he confessed that he helped kill Miller, and that Pat McCarty of this place, and E. C. Becker, now of Jackson, were his associates. About four years ago Henry Miller lived on a farm near Bliss, Emmet county. Late in the fall he left his farms to go to Traverse City, to work for Hannah, Lay & Co. He was on his return from Traverse City by the steamer Van Rualto when he stopped at Petosky. The boat landed about 8 o'clock at night. Miller told the captain that he had something at the Weeks House that he wanted to get, and would return quickly. The captain held the boat awhile, and, as Miller did not return, the boat went off without him. The night was very dark, and there was no light on the dock. About a week afterwards a man in a row boat saw Miller's body lying at the bottom of the bay, and fished it out. He was at once identified, and an inquest was held. The jury returned a verdict of death by accident. The opinion of the jury was that the man had fallen off the dock in the darkness, and had struck his head on a projecting log, which produced the large wound found on the back of his head. Notwithstanding the verdict of the jury the prevailing opinion was that it was a case of murder. No witnesses could be found who saw Miller ashore. Weeks, the proprietor of the hotel where Miller's things were, testified that he did not see him that evening.

In his confession, McCullough stated that McCarty killed Miller back of the Eckers livery stable and threw his body in the bay, and that Becker and himself assisted the murderer. It was done with the idea that Miller had quite a sum of money with him.

There is great excitement here about the case, and the people are impatiently awaiting the examination, which will be held to-morrow. McCarty is under arrest, but has been bailed out. The examination will probably lead to the arrest of two others who are thought to be implicated.

Source: Saginaw News, Mar 1, 1882


New York, Jan 18.-Herman A. Herbst, a resident of Cheboygan, Mich., stopping temporarily at the Belvidere Hotel, was seized with a sudden attack of insanity Friday morning and was taken to Bellevue Hospital. Mr. Herbst came to this city on Wednesday. He is thirty-eight years old and is a clerk for a mercantile house in Cheboygan.

Source: Ohio Evening Repository, Jan 18, 1890


Two of the Persons Connected with the Bay City Tragedy, Died Yesterday

Bay City, July 15.-Yesterday afternoon, the 6-year-old son of Lucien Bartley, who was shot through the abdomen by his father, was removed to this city, where he died a few minutes to 12 o'clock. He was conscious most of the time, frequently asking for a drink. Bartley grew rapidly worse yesterday afternoon, and at 5:30 o'clock a nurse who went to his bedside, found him in the throes of death, and he died a few minutes later.

The records show that Bartley came to Bay City from Batavia, N. Y., early in the 60's. After his birth his father died and his mother married a man named Byron Kennedy, who came to this city and enlisted in the army for three years. Upon his return he quarreled with his wife and they separated, he going to Indianapolis, Ind. There were three children born of their marriage-two sons and a girl. One of the former is a prosperous merchant of Cheboygan, and the other lives near Kalamazoo. The girl has been lost track of, being heard from last at Au Sable.

Twelve years ago Elbius Allen, then 93 years of age, a resident of Batavia, came to this city in search of his daughter, Mrs. Kennedy. He found her living in a shanty on a raft near Davidson's ship yard. He purchased a house and lot on Litchfield street for his grandson, the agreement being that he should take care of his mother. Shortly after that Bartley married a young woman named Adeline King, but after a child was born they had a falling out on a religious question, which resulted in a divorce suit being brought by Bartley. This was discontinued November 16, 1888, after pending two years, and the following day a complaint in a divorce case was filed by his wife. February 23 next a decree was granted. In the meantime Bartley was living with the woman Halliday, whom he installed as mistress of his Litchfield home soon after his wife left it.

A newspaper reporter managed to gain admission to the little blue house in the slab piles near the Michigan Central passenger depot on the west side this morning. It was here that Bartley and the Halliday woman moved with their children four weeks ago. Bartley, after getting through his work at the mill yesterday at 12:30 a.m., came to the house, got his revolver, changed his clothing and went to the Halliday home on Mill row, where the deed was committed.

Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot, July 15, 1892


Monday the little daughter of J M Donnelly, of Cheboygan, swallowed some liniment and had a narrow escape from death.

Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot, Jan 9, 1895


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