Wabash County, Illinois
James George and James Tarploy were arrested for disturbing the Baptist congregation at the Hell Texas Church. Esquire Nading fined each of them $25.00 and cost. [From the "Mt. Carmel Register", quoted in the Jasper County Newton Press, Jan. 23, 1874.
Transcribed by K. Torp]
Tom Brinton, a scalawag who laid around Mt. Carmel all summer, and who came from, the Lord only knows where, is in jail in Olney, for stealing a suit of clothing from John Owens. [From the "Mt. Carmel Register", quoted in the Jasper County Newton Press, Jan. 23, 1874.Transcribed by K. Torp]
Jesse Lucas of Mt. Carmel, on parole, after serving 23 years in prison for a murder which another man was reported to have confessedd from his deaath bed, has asked the supreme court of Illinois to reverse itself and clear him of the stignia of murder. [Dailey Illinois, 24 November 1931].
A pecular sound the other night attracted Henry Wenzell, of Wabash county, Illinois, to his door, and upon opening it a coon seized him by the big toe, biting it severly. Mr. Wenzell captured the animal. Since then his foot has swollen out of all proportions, and there is the usual hydrophobic scare. [Daily Wabash Express, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, 12 March 1889].
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