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 R. M. Stevens Stopped Prowlers
The Henry Republican, April 19, 1883
The night watchman, R. M. Stevens, routed a thief from his lair a few nights since. While on his rounds back of Heath & Son's store, he discovered a party lurking in the shadow of the building. He called to him, but his answer was rapidly retreating feet. He fired a shot from his revolver and the way the fellow scampered was a caution. Two other shots were fired and the fellow beat a hasty retreat, turning up at the bridge office in great fear, declaring someone was attempting to shoot him. On investigation it was found there were three persons once together in that locality bent on some mischief, no doubt, but which was prevented by the timely "scare" of the night watch. They have not been heard of since, concluding Henry was not a safe place for night operations.

Thomas Conners Arrested for Theft
Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 17, 1883
A fellow giving his name as Thomas Conners, aged 55 years of age, who had been hanging about the saloons in this city Monday forenoon, was arrested Monday afternoon and examined before Justice Disosway and bound over to answer before the circuit court for larceny. He had taken a spading fork and rake from Geo. Schneider's barn and sold them, and when arrested in Frank Krenz's harness shop, was in the act of selling a harness belonging to Jack Nicols, which he had taken from the latter's horse standing in the shed back of Thorp's saloon only a few moments before. Where the fellow belonged was not ascertained.

Joseph Kulp Acquitted of Murdering Wife
The Bradford Independent July 2, 1885
The trial of Joseph Kulp, at Lacon, indicted for wife poisoning was dismissed at the late term of court. The prosecution being satisfied that there was not sufficient evidence to convict.

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