Plainfield, IN. Oct. 8, 1897.
Last night about 10 o'clock an attempt was made to hold up a huckster about a half mile west of this place. The man disposed of his load in Indianapolis and was in route to his home in the western part of the county. the highwayman intercepted him on the road, but he refused to stop and opened fire on the 3 men. They ran west, only top meet another huckster going to Indianapolis. He opened fire on the men, who took to a cornfield. One of the attacking party is said to have been badly wounded. Since the recent hold-ups in the vicinity of Indianapolis and Mickieyville, nearly every one who occasion to be on the national road after night goes armed.
Danville, IN. Aug. 30,1899.
The annual reunion of the 99th Regiment Indiana volunteers is being held in this city today and tomorrow. Tonight a great campfire was held in the courthouse. The business sessions will be held Thursday morning. Many of the comrades are present.
Danville, IN. Feb.19,1896.
William Tash was assaulted this morning in his butcher shop and robbed of nearly $200. Two men entered the shop, one knocked Tash down with a leg of mutton and the other jumped on him and tied a rope around his throat so tightly that Tash nearly died from strangulation. He is in such a dazed condition that he was unable to give a description of the robbers, who made their escape.
8-19-1897 Indiana Journal
The Old Settlers Association of Hendricks county held it 15th annual meeting at Cartersburg Saturday. The crowd was not as large as usual on account of weather and dusty roads. This annual meet is under the management of Representative James M. Barlow.
Oct 4 1899 Indiana Journal
The third annual reunion of the G.A.P. of Hendricks County will be held at Plainfield in the schoolhouse grove, Saturday. Oct. 7th 1899. Adjutant General R.M. Smock, of Indianapolis, and Walter Russell, of the Indiana Reform School for Boys, will make the addresses.
Danville. Ind, July 11, 1897
The annual commencement of the Central Normal College will be held the last week of this month, with over one hundred graduates. The exercises of the week commence with the baccalaureate sermon Sunday; July 25. by Rev. H. G. Ogden, of Kewanna. On Wednesday night, July 23, the reunion and banquet of the alumni will be held, and the address will be-delivered by Hon. W. L. Sturdevant, an attorney of St. Louis.
News Of the Week Current Events (News Article) Date: 1897-07-14; Paper: Indiana State Journal
DANVILLE, Ind., Jan. 15. 1896 – Harlan Hadley and Perry R. Tulley, of Plainfield, this county, are seriously involved financially as shown by a number of mortgages placed on record to secure creditors. The mortgages executed by Hadley amount to over $36,000, and by Tulley to $2,700. They were extensive traders and were on each other’s paper to a large extent. Hadley’s indebtedness comes largely from indorsing for Tulley. Hadley is president of the State Bank of Plainfield, which institution is amply secured. Mr. Tuley is county treasurer, but the trust funds are in no manner involved. As the crisis was expected, the matter causes no excitement.
Contributed by Laudi (Albers) Culbertson
DANVILLE, Ind. Dec 1—Just after the Hinshaw tragedy the County Commissioners, on the receipt of a petition signed by a large number of citizens, offered a reward of $1,000 for the-arrest and conviction of the murderer. It took only a few days to fasten the crime on Rev. William E Hinshaw, and a detective there composed of Harry Webster and others filed their bill for $1,000, claiming the reward. The commissioners had made the offer without warrant of law, as afterwards developed, but allowed the detectives $300 for their services. They then filed suit against the commissioners, William Lewis, John Whyte and A. T. Dooley, individually, for $1,000. The judge ducted by a woman who resorted to the complaint, and gave the plaintiffs three days to file an amended complaint. This they failed to do, and when the three days had expired the cause was stricken from the docket. This is believed to be the last of the case.
Date: 1897-12-08; Paper: Indiana State Journal
Vernon Courier (Lamar County, AL), May 1, 1890
The seventy-first wedding anniversary of James C. and Ann Tomlinson of Plainfield, Ind. has just been celebrated. The husband is in his 101st year and the wife 90 years of age. Mr. Tomlinson for exercise walks one mile every day.
Contributed by Veneta McKinney
TAKEN UP. BY Casper Henkle, living in Franklin township, Hendricks county, In., one black cow with a white back and belly, some white on her legs and side, marked with two swallow-forks, the left horn broken off about one third of said horn; has the appearance of the wear of a clog on the left fore foot, 6 or 7 years old--also, one young calf belonging to said cow. Appraised to eighteen dollars the 27th of May, 1837, by Asaheal Man and John Heweston. I do certify this to be a true copy from my estray book, given under my hand and seal, 1st of June, 1837. ISAAC WILCOX, J.P. (Western Plough Boy, vol. 3, no. 25, Greencastle, Ind., Thursday Morning, August 24, 1837, by J. W. OSBORN & J. H. KNIGHT; Submitted by SallyH)
Purdue Exponent, Vol XXVI, No 49, 7 Nov 1914, transcribed by J.S.
Miss Mary Kieffer, 1911, is instructor in music and domestic science at the Lizton high school, Lizton, Indiana.
Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Marion County, 3 Sep 1880, transcribed by J.S.
Taken up - one black mare; 12 years old, white in forehead, large scar on right hip. James Lyons, Lizton, Indiana.
Indiana State Gazette, Vol 1, No 1 (Indianapolis, Marion County, IN) 22 Oct 1829, transcribed by J.S.
FIFTEEN DOLLARS REWARD
Strayed or stolen from the subscribers, living seven miles east of Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana two first rate WORK OXEN, weighing about 900 each, the one yellow, the other a dark brown or reddish brindle. If stolen or taken with droves to the East, the above reward will be given for information that will enable me to get them - if strayed five dollars will be given. James Sigerson, Oct 22, 1829
Wabash Herald, Vol 1, No 41 (Rockville, Parke County, IN) 21 Jan 1832, transcribed by J.S.
Indianapolis, Jan 6, 1832
This day the High Court of impeachment, by ayes and nays, voted upon the different specifications embodied in the impeachment, preferred by the House of Representatives, against Young L. Hugs a Justice of the Peace for Hendricks county. He was pronounced guilty on the 1st and 3rd specifications; not guilty on the second, and the 4th and 5th were withdrawn, on motion of defendants counsel before the testimony was taken. This trial commenced on Monday at 2 o'clock; after the vote was taken, his counsel Wick, moved an arrest of judgment, and the Court adjourned until to-morrow at 10 o'clock a.m. Thus four days have been principally occupied in the trial of this J.P., during which time, no Legislature business of consequence has been transacted. The expense of the Legislature, per diem is about $400. Four days make $1600. the principle part of to-morrow, will be taken up in the Senate in the discussion of the question, which together with the fees tot witnesses, &c; will made the whole about $1800...
Respectfully, your most obedient, Joseph M. Hayes
SAY MAN THREW BRICK
Officers Arrest Ralph Bourne, Charged With Malicious Trespass
Ralph Bourne, 24, of Coatsville, Indiana, was arrested Monday by Bicycle Officers Hall and Simon, and slated at the Police Station for assault and battery and malicious trespass. Bourne, it it charge threw a brick through the window of the last car from Plainfield as it was crossing the Belt Railroad at Olvier Avenue. The conductor, who was slightly injured by the missile gave chase with several angry passengers. Bource after a run of some distance was captured and held for the police. - Indianapolis Star.
Star-Democrat (Greencastle, Putnam County) 19 Jun 1908 - transcribed by J.S.
Atwater Republican (Atwater, MN), May 30, 1895, page 2 -
transcribed by Robin Line
Rev. William F. Hinshaw, pastor of the Methodist church at Belleville, Ind., was arrested on the charge of murdering his wife on the night of January 11.
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