Tipton, IN. Aug.10,1897.
Within the last week several barns have been destroyed by incendiaries and a half dozen others fired. The fires usually break out about 6 o’clock in the evening. Last evening the barns of Mrs. Mary Ogan, and A.S. Nickey were set on fire and were entirely destroyed, threatening much surrounding valuable property. A large quantity of hay, oats, buggies and 2 horses burned. An extra fire patrol has been placed over the city to protect the property. For the last 3 years about this season an epidemic of barn burning breaks out in this city.
Windfall, IN. Sept. 6.,1898.
The churches of Windfall are conducting a fight against the 3 saloons now in operation there. The proprietors have all applied for new licenses and the church element has entered a remonstrance signed by 400 residents, which constitutes a majority of the voters. The case will be bitterly fought in the commissioner’s court by both sides.
Oct 4 1899
Bryce Moore was Wednesday appointed truancy officer in Tipton County, vice Joseph major, who resigned. Major resigned because the county Council cut his salary to $120 a year.
Tipton, IN. Sept. 24,1898.
Oscar Hinkle, a member of Battery E. First Artillery, that won high honors at El Caney and San Juan Hill, returned home, near this city, today. He was the in the thickest of the fight, and was among the first to enter the blockhouse after the Spaniards had been routed at San Juan Hill. He suffers some with malarial or bone fever. While at Camp Wikoff plenty of provisions were supplied the troops and the hospitals were in as good condition as it was possible to make them under the circumstances. He says that he is at perfect liberty to talk, and he emphatically denies the bad reports that come from the camps. He admits that there are isolated cases where there is suffering, but in war these are unavoidable.
The Indiana state Journal
Groomsville Ind. March 10
W.M. Orr, a young man, was accidentally shot by his younger sister, Dama, last night. The girl playfully pointed a large rifle at her brother saying: "I'll shoot you." She did not know the weapon was loaded and pulled the trigger. there was a sharp report and young Orr fell to the floor with a wound through the front part of his head. the bullet entered the side of the head and passed through one eye and came out near the other. Orr is unconcious and his recovery is doubtful.
Paper: The Indianapolis Sentinel
At Sharpesville, Tipton County, Saturday night, a Republican rough drew a knife and slashed a Democrat across the head and face, inflicting a wound which came near causing death from bleeding. That was "spotting" a Democrat a la Dudley's orders was presume.
Paper: The Indiana State Journal
Tipton Ind. June 4
Last night Sheriff John McCreary went to Sharpesville to arrest Lew Harlin, a brother of the notorious "Buck" Harlin. the desperate nature of the Harlins being well known to the sheriff he took with him his deputy and secured a large posse of Sharpesville citizens, at midnight, with which he surrounded the house. The sheriff demanded the surrender of Harlin, but he refused to come out. the door was then forced open and the sheriff entered and went to the room occupied by the young man and placed him under arrest. After going down stairs, Harlin requested permission to go to another room after his coat, which was granted, but the sheriff kept close to him. Harlin took advantage of the opportunity and knocked the sheriff down and then struck for liberty. The sheriff and posse took after him and warned him of his danger, but he ran all the faster. About a dozen shots were then fired at him, two of them taking effect. He was picked up and brought to the Tipton Hospital, where he died this morning. the sheriff fired the fatal shot, the ball entering his side and passing out at the shoulder. The charge against Harlin was for stealing, the evidence being conclusive, as the goods were found in his possession. He served two terms in the penitentiary. His brothers have been in the penitentiary several times, and his father was killed by a sheriff in Texas for stealing horses. there is a great rejoicing at Sharpesville over the death of the young desperado.
Paper: The Indiana State Journal
Tipton Ind. June 8 This morning Marshal Racobs, being armed with a warrant for the arrest of Charles Harlan, went to Sharpsville and on his arrival took him in on a charge of stealing hogs, Harlan, knowing that the officer was heavily armed and remembering the fate of his nephew on last Friday night, threw up his hands and made a peaceable surrender. there are a half dozen more charges against him, but owing to his desperate disposition, they have been held. fearing that he might burn someone's property or kill some one. The citizens of Sharpsville are determined to break up the Harlan gang and this is the last one now in the county. Milo Harlan is a fugitive, supposed to be in Shelby County. Charles is now in jail and there is great rejoicing among the people of Sharpesville and vicinity.
Paper: The Indiana State Journal
Kokomo Ind. May 4
Milo A. Harlin the youngest of the notorious Harlin brothers, of Sharpsville, and the only one left outside of prison walls, turned up here today with the uniform of a soldier, just home from the Philippines. Two years ago when Sheriff McCreary, of Tipton County, raided the Harlin home, he found a counterfeiting outfit, killed Charles Harlin and captured "Buck" Milo Harlin escaped and joined the Fourteenth United States regulars under the name of J.G. Soden. He went to the Philippines and was twice wounded in battle, once in the capture of Manila and once by Filipinos. He was discharged for disability and came home with the stripes of first sergeant. His aged mother met him here and they boarded a train for the far west, where Harlin says he has a job on a railroad. Their departure removed the last of a family that has given the officers trouble for twenty years. The Harlins were half brothers and cousins of of the notorious Hawkins boys. "Buck" and "Babe" one of whom murdered City Marshall Joseph Kelly, of this city. The other was lynched at Shelbyville eight years ago, after shooting the Shelbyville's Marshall. An officer saw Harlin at the depot today before starting, but did not know him.
Date: 1896-03-18; Paper: Indiana State Journal
Groomsville Ind. March 10 - W.M. Orr, a young man, was accidentally shot by his younger sister, Dama, last night. The girl playfully pointed a large rifle at her brother saying: "I'll shoot you." she did not know the weapon was loaded and pulled the trigger. there was a sharp report and young Orr fell to the floor with a wound through the front part of his head. the bullet entered the side of the head, passed through one eye and came out near the other. Orr is unconscious and his recovery is doubtful.
Tipton, Ind., Jan. 26.- Congressman elect C. B. Landis has settled the post office controversy in this city by tendering the appointment to James Johns. Mr. Johns was not a candidate, but it was generally conceded that if he wanted it he could
have it. There were eight or ten applicants and each made a friendly contest. The announcement of the appointment gives general satisfaction with the Republicans and perfect harmony exists in the party. Mr. Johns is a timber dealer and an untiring political worker and has well earned the office. The change in the post office will not take place until next September at the expiration of the term of the present incumbent.
Indiana Journal February 3, 1897
Mrs. Daniel EATON, of Tipton, aged thirty years, is the mother of eleven children, of whom ten are still living. Among them are three pairs of twins, the last pair was born yesterday.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 9 December. 1890
William SHOPE, of Kempton [near Tipton], has disappeared. It is surmised that he has been violating the pension laws, for it is reported that five indictments have been returned against him. Mr. Shope has always borne a good reputation.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 11 December, 1890 Page 6 column 5 and 6
Uncle Sam Is Slow Pay,
Ten years ago Francis Harbitt, of Atlanta was postmaster at New Lancaster, a. little village in Tipton county. Friday has received an order for three cents, which sum an auditing committee at Washington had found he overpaid the government In surrendering: his office. The voucher was issued to close up the books. Mr. Harbitt will keep the order as a souvenir of Uncle Sam's close, though slow, business methods.
Date: 1898-03-23; Paper: Indiana State Journal
Windfall IN- September 6- The churches of Windfall are conducting a fight against the three saloons now in operation there. The proprietors have all applied for new licenses and the church element has entered a remonstrance signed by four hundred residence, which constitutes a majority of the voters. The case will be bitterly fought in the commissioners court by both sides
Submitted by Desiree Burrell Rodcay
From the "Indiana State Journal" dated September 14, 1898
KOKOMO, Ind., Aug. 12—"Cal" Armstrong, the gay young Tipton county deputy treasurer who was convicted or getting away with 543,000 and blowing it in on the race track, has served his three-years and is again a free man. He was brought from Michigan City last night by Sheriff Sumption and released at the door or the Howard county jail. He was convicted in this county Feb. 10, 1894, and earned six months good time. At the urgent request of young Armstrong the return home was conducted secretly, he being anxious to avoid meeting any of his acquaintances, especially the Indignant Tipton county bondsmen and taxpayers. *Cal* was met here by a. trusted friend and the two Immediately left the city, their destination being unknown. It is thought that "Cal" will soon join his father, James K. Armstrong, In Tennessee, where the latter went at the expiration of his term in prison.
Date: 1896-08-19; Paper: Indiana State Journal
A slugged night watch and an attempted robbery in Tipton early this morning and two places in Hobbs Centered, represented the operation of a robber or robbers in this county during the night. Ed Clark, night watch at the Charles Baldwin Auto Co. was attacked by a robber who slugged him in the back of the head but failed to put his man out with, the first blow of his lead slug. The assailant did not follow up the assault but instead speeded away in. the darkness. The two places in Hobbs were the Wilburn & Cox implement store and the Thomas Morris general store, but nothing was taken at either place.
Ed Clark received a gash over an inch long in the back of his head from the blow dealt him by the robber. Mr. Clark bad been in the furnace room, he said and just as he started to the front of the building he heard someone pounding upon the door near the drilling station. This was at 1:20 o'clock. Mr. Clark said that the big light in the driveway was not burning and that a small light did not given enough illumination for him to get a good view of the man who attacked him.
Mr. Clark Opened the door and upon request for a light bulb, turned to get the order when he was stunned by a blow on the head.
He was not felled and although stunned he grabbed at the man and caught his sleeve. The robber evidently became frightened and instead at following up his advantage, he broke away and fled east. Mr. Clark found Frank McNew, night officer near the Martz and in a short time Officer Alex Laurman appeared but no trace of the robber could be found.
The Wilburn & Cox store was entered by prying up a window. A gun from the stock was found by Ed Cole, clerk, at this window this morning but the robber or robbers evidently became frightened before they had selected anything from the store to carry away. It is believed a few shot gun shells were taken.
The Morris store was entered by breaking down a rear door. An overcoat belonging to Mr. Morris was taken from the front of the store to the rear, but it was left there and the money drawer was not touched. The discovery of the attempted robbery was made early this morning by Harley Reynolds, clerk.
November 22, 1923
Dr. Hurty Finds Smallpox
Dr. Hurty, secretary of the State Board of Health, returned from Tipton yesterday, where he found a man named Law and his wife suffering from smallpox. It is supposed their son, who recently returned from Cuba with an Indiana regiment, brought the disease with him. [The Indianapolis journal. (Indianapolis [Ind.]), May 28, 1899, Page ]
Press Democrat, No 306, 29 Jun 1886, transcribed by J.S.
A Clever Capture
The Cloverdale Reveille of Saturday gives the following particulars of the clever capture of a criminal near that place; "T.B. Bates, Sheriff of Tipton County, Indiana, with his deputy A. Presnel, arrived in town Thursday evening, and immediately made inquiry for one Wm. Doggett, alias Sam Jones, who was located in the hills near this place. Doggett was indicted last December for possessiing and passing cournterfeit money in Indiana, and made his escape after giving bonds. The manner of detection was through the mails, Doggett having written to Yolo county (where he resided before coming here), to which place he had been followed, to have his mail forwarded to Cloverdale under the name of Sam Jones. Miss Gertie Field, postal clerk in the Cloverdale office, remembered the name and gave information that led to his capture. The Sheriffs started for Indiana with their prisoner yesterday."
Daily Alta California, Vol 38, No 12809, 9 May 1885, transcribed by J.S.
A Windfall for Windfall - Lucky Men From a Lucky Town
On the day following the visit of the Dane (that is to-day), there entered the same charmed office three Indianians, sturdy men of the Western country. Messers. W.C. Parker and E. Perry, of the town of Windfall, and Mr. R.B. Beauchamp of Tipton, all of Tipton County, Indiana, some fifty miles from the capital, Indianapolis. It was soon revealed that these gentlemen had left their distant homes in the Land of Grain to reap a rich harvest in Louisiana - a harvest, not of grain, but of gold. One dollar had grown in a few days to fifteen thousand, under the fructifying touch of Good Fortune, Bona Dea.
"We had five chances in the last drawing of the Louisiana Lottery," remarked Mr. Parker to the writer; "they were all fifths. Perry got them and we agreed to share the profits."
"Yes, said Mr. Perry, "Parker had the faith and I had the luck. This combination was bound to win."
Mr. Parker stated that he had not expended in all more than $10 in lottery tickets during the time he has made investments of this character. He was very agreeably surprised when informed by Mr. Perry that $15,000 had fallen to their lot, one of the fifths being numbered 89,075, which won the first prize of $75,000. They immediately set out for New Orleans, but will shortly return to their homes. Both are men of family, and in the prime of life, so that the money goes into good hands.
They were presented with a check for $15,000 on the New Orleans National Bank and withdrew from the parlor as happy as the many favorites who preceded them. - New Orleans (L.A.) Pleagune, April 28th.
CONFUSION OF ORDERS CAUSED TRAIN WRECK
Peoria, Ills., Dec 30 - A head on collision of a Westbound Lake Erie and Western passenger train and a Toledo Peoria and Western stock train resulted in the death of Engineer Patrick E. Haggerty, Tipton, Indiana, and the injury of a score or more of trainmen and passengers in the east Peoria yards tonight, none seriously. the wreck was due to a confusion of train orders.
Herald Democrat, 31 Dec 1918
SEVERAL LABORERS INJURED at TIPTON, INDIANA
Tipton, Ind. Feb 28. A limited Interurban car on the Indiana Union Traction company's road collided with a work train carrying thirty laborers near here today. Both cars were completely demolished. Although the limited carried a number of passengers only one person on that car was injured. Six of the laborers were injured, three probably fatally.
Los Angeles Herald, No 153, 29 Feb 1904
Thirty years ago John D. Smith went to Tipton, Indiana, for the purpose of settling, and at that time crossed the Cicero Creek on a piece of burr oak log, that then looked as though it had lain there a long time. A few days ago that log was taken up and found to be sound enough to make good rails of.
Indiana American, Vol 8 No 30, Brookville, Franklin County, 23 Jul 1869
Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Marion County, 4 May 1895 - transcribed by J.S.
Dr. G.M. Collins, of Tipton, has been declared insane, the result of wounds received while a soldier, supplemented by an accident while visiting his farm some days ago. Dr. Collins is fifty-five years old.
The Tipton County Argus, Vol 3, No 5 (Tipton, Tipton County, IN) 2 Jul 1858 - transcribed by J.S.
STATE OF INDIANA, TIPTON COUNTY, ss
Samuel Dick vs Trolius Brown, Gadwallader C. Spencer, M_ Hollinghead and Edgar Conkling.
In the Tipton Circuit Court, Sept. term 1858. For foreclosure of mortgage, &c.
On the 22nd day of June, 1858, the plantiff in this cause, by Joseph A Lewis, his Att'y, filed in the clerk's office of the above named court, his complaint against the above named defendants, and an affidavit showing all of said defendants to be non-residents of the State of Indiana. Therefore each and all of said defendants are hereby notified of the pendency of this action, and that unless they be and appear, and answer or demur to said complaint on the calling of said cause on the first or some subsequent day of the next term of said court, to be begun and held in the said court, to be begun and held in the court house in the town of Tipton, in said county, or in such house in said town as may then be used as and for a court house - on the 20th day of September 1858, the said cause will be heard and determined in their absence.
Attest June 25, 1858
S. Tuppen, Clerk 4-3w.pd
Whareas Irena Spurlin, my wife, did on the 8th day of June 1858, without my leave or consent, leave my bed and board, in Liberty township, Tipton county, Ind. All persons are hereby warned not to harber or trust the said Irena Spurlin, on my behalf.
James P. Sherlin
June 8, 1858 2-4-*
KILLED BY HIS TRAIN
A Pan-Handle Conductor Crushed to Death at Elwood
Special to the Indianapolis News.
Elwood, Ind. August 31. William Ryan, a Pan-Handle conductor on the short run between here and Frankton, met with his death to-day, while making a running switch. He was knocked down by the train and terribly mangled, dying instantly. His remains were taken to Kokomo for burial.
Indianapolis News, 31 Aug 1895 - transcribed by J.S.
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