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Indiana State Journal 1899-07-05 *CRIME *
Vernon Ind. July 1
Deputy Sheriff Jordan arrested Jesse L. Amburn this morning on a warrant from Boone County, charging him with stealing a horse and buggy from Dr. James P. Orr, of Lebanon. Amburn's parents came from Boone County a year or two ago and live on a farm some five miles east of Vernon. The young man has been at work in Boone County for some time, and on May 13 both Amburn's and Dr. Orr's horse and buggy were missing at the same time.  The rig was abandoned in the northern part of Jennings County and young Amburn was recognized as the person who turned the horse loose. One hour before his arrest he had called at the county clerk's office and took out a marriage license to marry Miss Abbie Ale, a young woman living in the same neighborhood. Amburn is twenty-three years old and will be taken to Boone County for trial.

NORTH VERNON, Ind. (AP) - * CRIME *
A North Vernon service station employee was in critical condition today after being shot in the head by an armed robber at the Big Foot Shell Station, police said. North Vernon police said David Wick, 19, of North Vernon was shot about 5:25 p.m. Monday. He was flown to Humana University Hospital in Louisville, Ky., where he was in the surgical intensive care unit. Police arrested a suspect,

Melvin E. Madden Jr. ,42, a this Milroy home about 10:15 p.m. Monday. He was being held in Jennings County Jail on preliminary charges of robbery and attempted murder.
Kokomo Tribune 1989-01-03 Page 22

NORTH VERNON Ind. Nov 30 - * CRIME *
George W. Shaffer, formerly marshal of this city, and now engaged In real estate, loan and insurance business, was arrested this morning on an indictment charging him with embezzlement as agent of the Ohio Farmers' Insurance Company. Mr. Shaffer was at one time local agent of the International Building and Loan Association- He is a prominent Ked Man, an ex-officer of the G. A. R. of this city, and an active member of the Horse Thief Detective Association. It is claimed that, as agent of the Ohio Farmers' Insurance Company, he collected and converted to his own use and refused to pay over on demand about $400 of insurance premiums. The company recovered judgment against him at the October term of court, in a civil action, for $418, which amount is yet unpaid, his bondsmen being insolvent

The Huntington Herald 28Dec1923 -transcribed by J.S. * "A HOT TIME"
Columbus, Ind. Dec 27 - O.A. Martin, a Chicago salesman, said today he thought a practical joke was being played upon him when he was placed under arrest as a suspect in the attempted bank robbery at Paris Crossing, twenty miles south of North Vernon.

Accosted by Officer Ed Hall, Martin ran, thinking, he said, that some of his customers 'had arranged to have a little fun at his expense. When Hall's gun spat forth, Martin stopped.

Martin's description appeared to fit that of the man given police who escaped in an automobile of the same make and model driven by Martin, after he had unsuccessfully attempted to hold up the cashier of the Paris Crossing Bank.

Police of southern Indiana cities were on the lookout for the bandit who shoved a gun in the face of the cashier and was knocked down by a nervy customer who happened to be in the bank at the time.

The Republic 1Feb1917 -transcribed by J.S. * CRIME *
WERE HUNTING MAYNARD
According to information coming to this paper from Vernon an effort was made by Officers in Jennings County this week to capture Kenneth Maynard, of this city, who escaped from an interurban car while in charge of the marshal of Edinburg some time ago. Maynard was wanted for assaulting an Edinburg man while they were at work on a building there. He asked permission to come here and secure bond and the Edinburg marshal accompanied him. When the traction car on which they were riding was stopped at the north Washington street railroad crossing. Maynard jumped off and made good his escape.

The Vernon story says Deputy Sheriff R.J. Walker, of Jennings county and Harry Fleming, North Vernon policeman, expected Maynard to board a train at Paris Crossing and they were waiting for him. They were unable to find the local man but they had a report later that he boarded the train at Deputy.

The Alexandria Times 27Dec1923 -transcribed by J.S. * CRIME *
INDIANA BANDIT FLEES AFTER KNOCKED DOWN
North Vernon, Ind., Dec 27 - A lone, unmasked bandit made an unsuccessful attempt to rob the State Bank at Paris Crossing, near hear, and escaped in a waiting in a waiting automobile. The robber struck J.M. Pond, a customer in the bank, with his revolver and ordered him out of the way. Pond, however, knocked the robber down, and while he was getting up, B.W. Lowery, bank cashier, seized a revolver. The would-be robber fled.


The Indianapolis Journal, 18Dec1893 - *THE COPE-SHUCK CASE*
The Remarkable Contest for the Auditorship of Jennings County.
Jury's Unique Verdict, by Which Shuck Was Found Guilty and Acquitted, Sustained by the Supreme Court.
To the Editor of the Indianapolis Journal: In Wednesday's issue, under the caption "Noted Case Dcided,"[sic] the Journal gives what purports to be a history of the Cope-Shuck contest for the auditorship in Jennings County. It is bristling with error, and the purpose of this letter is to give the facts. W.A. Shuck served one year as treasurer of Jennings County as an appointee to fill a vacancy, his time expiring as such in November 1886, when John D. Kidd succeeded him, having defeated Shuck at the election. Shuck being a candidate for re-election. Shuck turned over to Kidd $17,744, and took Kidd's receipt therefor. Kidd did not examine the books to ascertain whether the amount paid him was correct as not, but took what was paid him as the successor of Shuck. He did not examine the books until the summer of 1890, when, knowing that he must soon account to his successor, he counted the cash and compared the same with the books to see how he stood. In doing this he found a shortage. Mr. Kidd not only made a personal examination, but called to his assistant two or more competent persons, one of whom was an expert, and they found a shortage of $2,357.66, and that this shortage was in Mr. Shuck's administration while he was acting as treasurer. Mr. Kidd also called Mr. Shuck's atention[sic] to the shortage and asked him to examine for himself; this Shuck positively declined to do. After this the election occurred, and Shuck was elected over cope by 39 majority. Kidd was distressed about the shortage, and knowing that it did not occur during his four years of administration as treasurer, and knowing that he must soon account to his successor, he filed with the Governor his affidavit and asked that no commission be issued to Mr. Shuck until the matter was adjudicated. This Governor Hovey did, as shown by the case of Hovey, Governor vs. State on rel. W.A. Shuck (127 Ind. 588) Shuck then paid the money and took the following receipt, which his attorney, the late Hon. J.D. New, prepared for  him:

"VERNON, Ind. Nov 20, 1890. "$2,357.66-Received of William A. Shuck, ex-treasurer of Jennings County, Indiana, and whose term of office expired as such treasurer Nov 18, 1886, the sum of $2,357.66, that being the amount of public money's with which said Shuck was chargeable as such treasurer, at said date, and which he has not accounted for nor paid over until now, as shown by the books and receipts of said office."

This clearly states what he paid, and why. The next day Shuck's attorneys called on the Governor for the commission. Cope was now claiming the office by reason of the defalcation, and Governor Hovey declined to issue a commission until the courts should determine to whom it belonged. The Journal article states that Mr. Kidd filed another affidavit with the Governor claiming the shortage to be $4,854.84. This is error; no such affidavit was ever filed. Long after the $2,357.66 was paid the Board of Commissioners had an examination made by experts, and the amount was ascertained to be $4,854.84. After this examination Mr. Shuck had an examination by five of his own partisans in his own interest, with the result that they privately stated that the shortage was less than the amount he had paid. This examination was made in four or five days, while it took experts over two weeks to make the examination. Two of the five persons that Shuck had make the examination never went upon the witness stand to testify, though they were conveniently near when the trial was had.
The commissioners refused to approve Shuck's bond until he had a commission or had purged himself of the alleged defalcation. A change in the board at the December session gave Mr. Shuck a majority, and his bond was then approved, but not until the work "commission" was stricken out. Then, in broad daylight, Shuck came to the auditor's office with a mob of his friends, and before the people realized what was going on he took possession of the office by mob violence. Immediately public sentiment was at a fever heat, and there was much disposition to retake the office, but better counsel prevailed and Cope went into court as a law-abiding citizen to seek redress.

THE TRIAL AND VERDICT
Friends of both parties were on the jury, and they were out twenty-four hours deliberating, but failed to reach an agreement. At last they effected a compromise by rendering a general verdict in favor of Mr. Shuck and by answering the following interrogatories propounded to them, to wit:

"State of Indiana, Jennings County, ss:
"In the Jennings Circuit Court, May term, 1892. The State of Indiana on the relation of John C. Cope vs. William A. Shuck.
"The plaintiff submits the following special interrogatories in the above-entitled cause, and asks the court that the jury be required to answer the same in connection with their verdict.

"HARRIS, LAWRENCE & TWEEDY, "Plaintiff's Attorneys.
"1. Did not Richard Osborn, under the instruction and direction of William A. Shuck, without the consent of John C. Cope of any one acting for him, remove the lock on the door entering from the courthouse hall into the office of auditor of Jennings County, Indiana, on the 9th day of December, 1891? Yes. "W.G. SIMPSON, Foreman.
"2. Did not said Richard Osborn, by direction and instruction of William A. Shuck, place on and fasten to the said auditor's office door a lock, and give the keys thereof to William A. Shuck, without the consent of John C. Cope or nay one acting for him, on the 9th day of December, 1891, and was not this the only outside door to the auditor's office? Yes. "W.G. SIMPSON, Foreman.

"3. Could John C. Cope or any of his deputies unlock the said door of the auditor's office after the old lock was removed and a new one put on by said Richard Osborn by the use of any one of the keys that were used to unlock the lock removed by said Osborn? No. "W.G. SIMPSON, Foreman.

"4. Did not William A. Shuck, after the  new lock was placed on the door of the auditor's office by said Osborn, lock and unlock the door thereof with the keys that belonged to the new lock placed thereon by said Osborn? Yes. "W.G. SIMPSON, Foreman.

"5. Did not William A. Shuck, without the consent of John C. Cope or his deputy or deputies, take by force the key to the vault containing the public records of the auditor's office forcibly from Martin Shepherd on the 9th day of December 1891? Yes. "W.G. SIMPSON, Foreman.

"6. Was the key to the vault of the auditor's office ever returned to John C. Cope by William A. Shuck or anyone else for him, that was forcibly taken from Martin Shepherd by William A. Shuck on the 9th day of December, 1891? No. "W.G. SIMPSON, Foreman.

"7. Was not John C. Cope in peaceable possession of the auditor's office as auditor of Jennings, Indiana, on the 9th day of December 1891, and at that time they key to the vault was forcibly taken from Martin Shepherd, said Cope's deputy, and the new lock was placed upon the outside door by Richard Olson at the request of William A. Shuck? Yes.
"W.G. SIMPSON, Foreman.
 
The interrogatories disclose the fact that the term of office of auditor began on or before Nov 18, 1890, and they further disclose the face that Shuck took possession by force on the 9th day of December, 1891. The lower court held that the jury, having found Shuck guilty, could not acquit him. This the Supreme Court reverses, Judge Daily handling down the opinion.
The attention of the legal profession of the State is called to the constitutional provisions, "defaulters not eligible." Sec 91 R.S. 1881 and to Sec 547 R.S. 1881, upon the subject of interrogatories to a jury. Also to the opinion when published, which it will be in a few days in the New England Reporter. No such opinion was ever rendered in this or any other State, in which, as in this case, the Supreme Court has attempted to resolve itself into a jury and ifnd the facts as in a special verdict, as has been done in this case by the court. LAWYER.

The Evening Bulletin, Mar 21, 1892 (Maysville, KY) *CRIME*
Marshal Heflin returned Saturday night from Jennings County, Indiana, where he went after Thomas Condon. Condon is wanted in Fleming County on the charge of seducing Bridget Byron, a girl under twelve years of age. He skipped out, but was captured in Jennings County. Captain Heflin took him to Flemingsburg this afternoon.
 

Daily Public Ledger (Maysville, Ky) Oct 21, 1912 * J.R. CLARKE INDICTED*
The Grand Jury of Jennings County, Indiana has indicted J.R. Clarke, James Tyler and Henry Romine on the charge of murdering Charles and John McQuaid.

Evansville Daily Journal, Mar 12, 1866 * Robbery and Murder *
The Madison Courier of Friday last brings intelligence of one of the most diabolical outrages that we have read of. The paper says:

A short time since, a Mr. Todd, residing on Bear Creek, a half a mile west of Paris, Jennings County, Indiana, eighteen miles from this city, sold his little farm for $350. On Wednesday last, 7th instant, at the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Todd, having occasion to go out into the field for a short time, left the children in the house together. There were three of the children - aged, respectively, two, four and six years.

The parents, of course, suspected no danger, and all their money, &c., was left in the house. In half an hour, however, they returned, and were horror stricken to find all three of the children stretched upon the floor as if in a dying condition, and weltering in their blood. Immediately giving the alarm to their nearest neighbors, it spread until the people of the entire vicinity were out in arms, on foot and on horseback, scouring the country in search of the hell-deserving author of the horrible crime. The supposition is that the primary objects of the fiend in human shape was robbery, but after taking the money and such other valuables as he wanted, he feared perhaps that the eldest child might be a witness against him, and therefore knocked them all three in the head.

The Greenville Journal, Mar 30, 1916 (Greenville, Oh) * Joel Pancoast Charged With Bigamy *
Joel Pancoast, under arrest at Cincinnati, where he is allege to have two wives, with a third at Newport, Ky., has been taken back to Jennings county, Indiana to answer a bigamy charge of having married one of them there. The governor's office honored a requisition for his extradition.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cinncinati, OH) Jul 18, 1870 * Pleads Guilty * Horrible Attempt at Wife Murder - A tee Lenient Sentence. Some time ago Richard and Nancy Rascoe were residents of Jennings County, Indiana, and were living apart, but under a pretext of reconciliation Rascoe coaxed his wife away into Jefferson County, and leading her to a solitary place, beat her over and body in the most shocking manner, and support her dead, pitched her body upon a pile of rocks near the bank of a creek and the Ohio River, and left it there to be found, carried off by the rising water of the river, or eaten by the hogs. The woman however, was not dead, as supposed. And the next morning, the attempted murder being perpetrated in the night, she was found, taken to the Jefferson County Poor Asylum, and there, after several days of insensibility, so far recovered as to be able to give information as to who had assaulted and came so near murdering her. Rascoe was arrested by the Sheriff of Jefferson County, and taken to Madison, where he was lodged in jail. The grand jury indicted him for assault with intent to murder, and his case came up for a hearing in the Criminal Court at Madison on Tuesday. When the indictment was read to him, Rascoe plead guilty, and was fined $100 and sentenced to ten years confinement in the penitentiary at Jeffersonville. Considering the enormity of his crime and the degree of his guilt, the sentence is a very mild one. Of the case, the Madison Courier says: "The evidence showed it to be the most heartless attempt at murder ever committed in this county. He induced his wife to accompany him to this city, under the pretense of taking her to Kentucky to visit her relatives. Arriving in this city he took her about two or three miles up the road leading to Brooksburg, and setting down to rest went to sleep, while she kept watch over him. On waking up he told her that he intended to murder her and thrown her into the river, and immediately commenced beating her with rocks until she was insensible, and then tried to throw her into the river, but failed. Her wounds, not yet healed up, were exhibited to the Court. He listened to the evidence with a nonchalance air that showed him to be a most consummate villain."

The Indiana State Sentinel (Indianapolis, IN) Jan 27, 1874 * Notice of Assignee in Bankruptcy * District Court of the United States, for the District of Indiana. William K. Mead, bankrupt, In bankruptcy. At Lawrenceburg, on the 26th days of December, 1873, before William H. Mathews, Register in Bankruptcy. The undersigned hereby gives notice of his appointment as assignee of William K. Mead, of Jennings County, in the State of Indiana, within said district, who has been adjudged a bankrupt upon the petition of the creditors, by the district court of said district. Horatio Byfield, Assignee in Bankruptcy of Wm. K. Mead, January 18, 1874.

Janesville Weekley Gazette (Janesville, Wis) Oct 26, 1865 * Penitentiary * Mrs. Mary Walker, an enterprising female of Jennings County, Indiana, has been sent to the penitentiary for two years for horse stealing.

Lewistown Gazette, Mar 28, 1866 (Lewistown, PA) * Horrible Tragedy at Todd Home * A Robber Kills one Child with a Bible, and Beats two more until he Supposed them Dead, with a Smoothing Iron, is Arrested and makes a Confession. A terrible tragedy occurred on the 7th inst., at the house of a Mr. Todd, living near Paris, Jennings county, Indiana. About two o'clock p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Todd, being absent for a short time from the house, on their return, were horror-stricken to find all three of their children stretched upon the floor, as if in a dying condition, and weltering in blood. The alarm was given to the neighbors, who all turned out in arms, on foot and horseback, scouring the country in search of author of the horrible deed. The youngest child has died from the injuries received, but the other two may possibly recover. Late on the evening of the murder, the oldest child recovered sufficiently to tell the name of the author of the terrible act. His name is Wash. Sage. It was but a short time after this was known that the scoundrel was secured. It appears that when the children came into the house they found Sage ransacking it. He immediately seized a Bible lying near, with which he knocked the smallest child in the head. He then grasped a smoothing iron and with it and a pistol which he held in his hand, he beat all three of them until he supposed they were dead, and then left with his booty for his home only three-quarters of a mile distant, where he was found. Upon being taken into custody, he made a full confession. He has always been a bad man, and his father before him was a terror to the neighborhood, and he is believed to be the one who attempted to kill Wiley White some time ago. He had been arrested for barn burning and destroying hay-stacks. The murderer is now confined in the Vernon jail.

The Holt County Sentinel, Aug 18, 1876 * Swindle * The Vernon Banner, published in Jennings county, Indiana, informs all persons who lost their farms, lands, or money through the swindling coruption[sic] of the Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad, that the instrument by which the swindle was consummated is on file in the recorder's office in that county and that it bears the name of "Samuel J. Tilden."

The Bourbon News, May 2, 1882 (Millersburg, Ky) * Oscar M. Garrett Acquitted * Oscar M. Garrett, acquitted in Jennings County, Indiana of complicity in the murder of John M. Walton, near St. Paul, and rearrested on the charge of arson, was taken from the jail in Greensburg and lynched by fifty masked men. The mob went to the jail at an early hour in the morning, and ringing the bell, Toothman, the jailor, opened the door. On opening the door he was confronted and seized by the mob. They demanded the keys of the jail. Toothman refused. They then dragged him along with them through the hall, and up the stairs to the second floor, where they put a rope around his neck, with the evident purpose of enforcing their demand if necessary. For some reason Garrett was confined very insecurely in the residence part of the jail, in a cell usually occupied by female prisoners. The lynchers were now close to the door of this cell. Garrett having been roused by the noise ad probably not knowing what it meant, called out, and his voice was recognized. There was a cry of "Here he is, the damned hound." A single blow from a sledge-hammer, carried by one of the party, sufficed to burst open the cell door. Garrett had always had the reputation of being a man of cool and desperate courage, and surprised and outnumbered as he was, would no doubt, had he been armed, have made bloody work for his captors. As it was, he floored the first man that entered with a chair; but three or four men were upon him in a moment. He was dragged struggling and calling on Toothman for help, out of the cell and down the stairs head foremost into the hall below. Some one was heard to call for a rope, which was produced and placed round the neck of the doomed man. He was heard to exclaim twice: "I know you! I know you!" That was all. After that the work of death went forward with terrible dispatch. Three men were detailed to guard Toothman. Garrett was roughly dragged along the floor and out of the door by the rope round his neck, as if he hand[sic] been a dog, and that was the last his jailer saw of him alive. A man named Peck, who was sleeping up stairs in the jail residence, saw what was done outside form his window. Garrett was laid upon the pavement under a tree, just in front of the jail door. A man wearing spurs, such as are used in climbing telegraph poles, climbed the tree. The body was then raised to a sufficient height, the rope securely fastened around the body of the tree, and the work was done. The whole party then left, going westward in the direction of St. Paul, some walking and some riding in two spring wagons.

Evansville Courier and Press (Evansville, Indiana) Aug 16, 1924 * Klan Fight is Aired in Hearing * Indianapolis, Aug 15 - Alleged interference of the Ku Klux Klan in management of the public schools of Jennings County was aired in a hearing before the state board of education today concerning the official rating of the Spencer township high school.

Employment of Peter J. Fushelberger as principal of the school for the past year without approval of Shepard Whitcomb, county superintendent and against the reported protest of the Klan caused the controversy.

The state board, since Mr. Whitcomb refused to approve the selection of the principal made by the trustee, did not give the school commissioned standing for the last year.

In an executive session today after the hearing, the board sustained the position of Mr. Whitcomb and did not restore the commission of the school as requested by a group of citizens headed by H.P. Maloy.

This will mean that pupils who attended the school last year will not receive official credit for their work. It was indicated, however, in the event commissioned standing is restored to the school this year, that pupils still in school will received credit for the work done last year.

Mr. Fushelberger has left the school and will not be connected with it during the coming school year.

Mr. Maloy, in presenting the case to the board said that the sole matter involved was the religion of Mr. Fushelberger. Questioning by members of the board brought out that Mr. Fushelberger is a member of the Catholic Church.

Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), Feb 17, 1880 * A Sheriff Locked Up, Together With an Incendiary Deputy * Both of them drank and engaged in promiscuous revolver practice - The Deputy sheriff becomes incensed at a reporter and fires a revolver - The sheriff shoots through a car at Schenectady, on his way here.

When the special express from the east arrived last night, at 10:08 two men were commotion in the train as it ran into Schenectady. Both were drunk. One of them had pulled out a revolver and fiered at a selected mark, the ball going through the front window. His companion was about to try his markmanship when Conductor Bertram entered a protest and demanded the weapon. The man said he was a sheriff from Rochester, and that he would not give it up. By this time the train had reached the Schenectady depot, and Policeman Rooney was called in, who gave the following 30 seconds to deliver the revolver to the conductor, or go to the police office. He gave it up.

THE REVOLVER PRACTICE at Schenectady was not only announced by the train of officials when the two worthies got off here, but they very soon afterward began to boast it without fear or favor. After they had left the train and engaged in a dispute with the hotel runners and backmen, they met Policeman Burns, and at once told their story which may or may not be true. The man who had done the shooting said he was Sheriff Wyatt, of Jennings County, Indiana, and had came here with his companion to arrest Sarah A. Miller, of 66 or 68 South Street, wife of Stephen S. Miller, now in jail in Jennings county, Ind.

A GIGANTIC SWINDLING SCHEME was the offense which they paraded around amongst the crowds who followed and surrounded them, and for which they said they would make the arrest here. Proceeding at once to J.W. Clark's restaurant, 124 State street, they ordered and ate food enough for a half dozen men, and soon became much nearer sober than they were when they staggered in. But they pulled out all their papers, including governor's requisitions, a big bond for $1,000 and large rolls of bank bills. Here the big man gave his name as Sheriff Hassey, of Simmons county, Ind., and the smaller and louder man said he was

DEPUTY-SHERIFF YORK, OF ONTARIO between Albany and Hudson. He said he was paid five dollars a day for assisting the foreign sheriff professionally. But this was not all, he "bled" the old man so freely, and they ate like famished troopers. It was while they were in this restaurant that a reporter - not connected with the Democrat and Chronicle - came in to get the news. He went into a back room with the two dignitaries adn looked over their papers professionally. But they didn't "take in" the fact that he was a professional man, and so made no objections. Mr. Clark kept the men in good order, picked up their very important documents and money when they dropped them, and finally started them off.

IN JOHNNY SULLIVAN'S SALOON on Railroad avenue, the men brought up next, Sheriff Hassey, or whatever his name is, called for "a beefsteak and some fried potatoes." He was told that only cigars and drinks were kept for sale by Mr. Sullivan. Accordingly, beer was ordered for himself and companion, whom "the boys" soon began to recognize as a self-styled sharper. Everything went swimmingly, so to speak, until some one in the crowd revealed to the official duet the fact that the man who had overhauled their papers and got their names at Mr. Clark's and who had followed them to Mr. Sullivan's, was a reporter. "Be careful what you say, boys" said one of the men, "for that reporter'll give you away in the paper in the morning." This was enough, and his majesty York from Ontario began to menace the reporter. "You're a reporter, be you! Well, I'm a type setter, and that's higher'n you be. Don't you come hanging around us, young feller, to see what you can find out!" With this remark Deputy Sheriff Andrew York

DREW A REVOLVER from his pocket and began brandishing it around very promiscuously, all the while addressing the reporter. "Better put that thing up; it'll look better," ventured the scribe, backing somewhat suspiciously away from his drunken and incendiary friend. But York kept on sawing the air with the weapon, and laying down the law to the scribe, till at last he warmed up to his subject so thoroughly as to

DISCHARGE THE REVOLVER. For a moment no one in the room knew in just which direction the ball had gone, and there was an awful stillness, until the reporter spoke out for life and liberty and remarked quite emphatically, "I want that man arrested!" This suggestion was carried out to the letter, for the reporter went and summoned Policeman Mitchell, who took both the sheriff and the deputy under the strong arm of the law. Investigation showed that the pistol ball had entered the floor near the counter, and had done no harm. It was subsequently learned that the sheriff's name is Herman Dickson, and that he hails from Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, where he will doubtless soon be a candidate for re-election. He showed large rolls of bills, and about $100 in one bunch, at Sullivan's, where he tried to get a backman to take him to South street last night. These facts were all learned of eye-witnesses and not from the police. Therefore the request not to publish some of them could not properly be complied with. If they do not want Mrs. Miller to run away our officials might better watch her till the sheriff and deputy pay their fines and are released.

AT THE POLICE STATION. By the time the party reached the station house the old man had become so helpless form drink that he did not fully realise[sic] where he was, or what was being done with him. The young man, however, was sufficiently sober to take in the whole situation, and wept and moaned bitterly over the disgrace of being confined in a dungeon cell. Before they were assigned their respective apartments by Landlord Hyland, they were subjected to the customary search, and what valuables or weapons in their possession were taken care of, as is the custom in all first-class hotels. On the person of the sheriff was found $1,00.03 in money and a bond for $1,000, besides many legal papers. The young man had only about three dollars. They will probably be examined to-day.

The Vernon Times, Vol 7, No 51 (Vernon, Jennings County) Jun 5, 1919 * Honorable Discharge for Grimes Brothers * Lieut. Charles A. Grimes and Sergt. Elijah Grimes, two of the seven sons of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Grimes of Ethel, who were in military service during the world war, have returned home with honorable discharges. Three brothers still in service are Sergt, Leonard Grimes, Sergt. Arthur Grimes and Sergt. Edward Grimes, the latter two having seen service in France. Private W.J. Grimes, who has a wife and several children, enlisted voluntarily and arrived overseas about the time that the armistice was signed.

The Vernon Times, Vol 7, No 51 (Vernon, Jennings County) Jun 5, 1919 * Court News *

GUARDIANSHIP
John F. Malott, guardian of Phillip Hargesheimer Sr. of unsound mind, guardian and attorney fees allowed.
Frank P. Jeffries guardian of the minor heir of Perry L. and Florence M. Jeffries deceased current report examined and approved.

PETITIONS
Pearl L. Huber, Admix, of the Estate of George F. Huber, deceased vs. Walter Huber et al, for report of Sale Report of sale of property in Marion, Ind. examined and approved, petition to settle as insolvent examined and approved.

Matter of the estate of John Overmyer deceased proof and probate of will by Edward W. Tech one of the subscribing witnesses.

Matter of the estate of Theodore Willman, deceased, Head? report examined and approved.

In the matter of the estate of Nathanael Hanaway, deceased, application, bonds and letters, Jesse Hanaway appointed administrator. In the matter of the estate of Elzore Ewing, deceased, F.T. Little administrator with will annexed. Final report examined and approved.

DIVORCE
Iva Miller vs Fred Miller. Tried by court taken under advisement until Oct term.
Ethel B. Austin vs. Arthur C. Austin. Divorce granted plaintiff, name changed back to Ethel B. Hunt.

CIVIL CASES
John R. Lynn, Maggie J. Lynn, vs. William Shields et al. Quite Title to Real Estate. Disclaimer filed for Sandford A. McGuire, Wm. Fike and Charles W. Spriggs, defendants, disfaulted, trial by court. Title quieted for plaintiff at plaintiff's cost.

Ren Ferberg vs Anna Cox and Bert Cox, Wm. Fitzgerald attorney withdraw general appearance and enter special appearance for Anna Cox motion filed to quash summons.

Alva N. Harold vs. Frank Hushberger et al. Foreclosure. Plaintiff dismissed as to Frank Hushberger and Mrs. Frank Hushberger defendants. Frank Hushberger and Frank Garr, Trial by court, find for plaintiff, judgment accordingly. Foreclosure and sale of real estate ordered.

Charles Edle vs Hester A. Smith and Ulmer E. Smith, guardian. Foreclosure of Mortgage Court sustains motion in abatement.

William J. Hare and J.L. Swarthout partners doing business under the name, Hare and Swalthout vs Ed Kenens and Amos Bruce. On note.

Amos Bruce defaulted, trial by court, finds for plaintiff, judgment accordingly. George A. Cox vs Letta A. Sutton et al. Quite Title. Trial by court, find for plaintiff and title quieted judgment accordingly.

In the matter of the Estate of Peter Tempest, deceased Jas. W. Silver, Adm. Inheritance tax. Report of inheritance tax examined and approved. Inheritance tax $19.56.

Willard E. Wohrer, John Morrison, Fielding E. Wohrer, Caroline Whitcomb, Ex Parte. Drainage. Finding for the remonstrator, by reducing the assessemnt one third total assessment $762.68 C.W. Miles appointed Commissioner.

Matter of Petition of Isine Gindler Naturalization. Dismissed by Court and evidence shown to have been naturalized at Dallas, Texas.

William H. Haines vs. Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad Company. Plaintiff files amended complaint

Defendenant[sic] rules to answer.
Ruth McMacken, Grace Fortney by Ida Gray Scott, her Guardian vs Raymond Fortney and Marguerite Wirth 60 as sold to Alva Miles for $900 commissioner's report and deed examined and approved.

Sadie Stauffer vs American Railway Express Company Damages $896.00. Dismissed by plaintiff, cost paid.

The State Life Insurance Company vs David W. Davis et al. Foreclosure of Mortgage. Dismissed by plaintiff cost paid.

Frank H. Paugh vs Joseph H. Hendricks and Lacey Hendricks. Damages Assult[sic] and Battery. Defendants filed joint demurer to first and second paragraph of complaint.

FINAL SETTLEMENTS
Due Jun 7, 1919. In the matter of the estate of Silas S. Lilly, deceased, Ella Lilly, Admx, final report. Report examined and approved.
Estate of Charles A. Lowry, deceased, Elma Lowry, Admx, final report examined and approved.

CRIMINAL State of Indiana vs Clifford Geary affidavit harboring dog with tax not paid. Plea of guilty, fined $5.00 and cost, total $13.15.

Sarah Wahl and George Porter were each found guilty of the same offence[sic] as above and fined in the same amount.



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