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Terre Haute Indiana March 21- The police tonight arrested Recam Ingra, a farmer, on a peculiar charge, Ingram was employed on the farm of George H. Frank, near Chrisman, Illinois and several days ago while digging near his employer's barn unearthed an old tomato can containing &80.00 Ingram continued his search with such good resuLts that be brought To the surface $1.663.00 which had been buried in old cans  and discarded shies. Frank, whose money it was discovered his loss and telegraphed the police of this city. Ingram will return to Illinois without requisition papers and an officer will take him back tomorrow.
Sept.28, 1899

TERRE HAUTE, IN.     The first expected advances in the price of Indiana Coal was made today, when the price was marked up 25 cents a ton at the mines on what are called carload lots.   The block-coal operators say the advance is due to the increased demand, shortage in cars and increased cost of the mine. In the bituminous field no explanation was given.   It is a well-understood fact that 20 percent, of the Indiana coal is sold at a yearly contract price, made when the wage scale is signed in April.
Sept. 29, 1899

TERRE HAUTE, IN.   There were 2 sudden deaths here yesterday of widows of former prominent citizens. Mrs. Mahan, widow of Dr. W.L. Mahan, who for many years, was a leading physician in Terre’ Haute, died while convening with friend in the evening at her home. Yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Elizabeth Ludowici was visiting at a neighbor’s, when she was suddenly seized with illness and before she could be taken home she died. Mrs. Mahan was 79 years of age and Mrs. Ludowici was the widow of Jacob Ludowici, who came to Terre’ Haute in 1850, and who was long engaged in business here.
Sept.30, 1899

TERRE HAUTE,  IN.  Dr. Lyman Pike died last night from blood poisoning caused by the bite of woodticks. He was 73 yrs of age and had been a physician for more than 50 years. He was born in Maine and came to this city 30 yrs ago. Last summer, while in Kentucky, he spend much of his time gathering herbs and roots which he used in medical preparations. While doing so he was bitten by the woodticks. At first his legs showed the effects of the poison, and at the time of his death his body and head were also swollen to twice their normal size. He had been unable to swallow food for some days before death. He left a widow but no children.

John Martin, of Terre’ Haute, 19 years old, fell 60 feet from the new high school building at Linton Saturday and was probably fatally hurt.

J. Smith tally, a Terre’ Haute coal operator, is one of party now in Mexico investigating that country’s coal fields. He will look into the prospects for a powder mill also.

Terre Haute, IN.
Dec. 7,1898.  The Democratic majority of the City council last night voted solidly to increase the tax rate from $1.18 to $1.22 on the $100. At the same meeting it wad decided to exempt from taxation for 5 yrs any manufacturing plant which may be induced to move here from the gas belt, the resolution saying that  “it is currently reported that the gas is about exhausted in the gas belt, and that factories in said territory are looking for new locations”. The committee reporting in favor of the increased tax rate said that contracts for $90,000 worth of sewer work had been made and that the revenue on the old tax rate would not be sufficient. The city is now within $20,000 of the constitutional debt limit.

Terre Haute, IN.
Dec.9,1898.  The Indiana admission anniversary day was celebrated in the city schools today and tonight. Principle Briggs, of the 18th district, who has been one of the promoters of the movement for a special program of exercises in the public schools of the State, made elaborate preparations for the occasion at his school, where the celebration was held tonight. Col. W.E. McLean was the principal speaker.

Terre Haute, IN. 
Dec.9,1898. The spirited contest for county attorney which has caused many Republicans to take an active part for or against J.P. Stunkard, who now holds the position, and who was backed by District Chairman Filbeck. Postmaster Benjamin and others of what is known as the Congressman Faris organization, was settled today by the election of Daniel Miller, who was chairman of the county committee, but was not in close touch with the Filbeck and Faris people. A new commissioner, named Johnson, cast the deciding vote.

Terre Haute, IN.
Dec. 31,1898.  Jailer Smith, this afternoon, found Randolph Burry, an insane miner, who had been placed in jail temporarily for safe keeping, trying to burn himself to death in his cell. When discovered he had the mattress in flames. Although nearly suffocated, he struggled against being taken out. He was removed to another cell, and while the jailer was putting out the fir the maniac set fire to the mattress in the cell to which he had been removed, but it was quickly discovered.

Terre Haute, IN.
Dec. 29,1898. A largely attended meeting of Indiana coal operators was held late tonight to arrange for representation at the interstate conference of miners and operators, at Pittsburg, next month. A committee of 11 was appointed, with J. Smith Talley as chairman, to go to Pittsburgh. It was the sense of the meeting that a reduction in the wage scale should be asked and that in any event an advance should be resisted to the last extremity. The block-coal operators, as well as the bituminous operators, were in the meeting, which was called by the latter, and on the committee there are operators from both fields, which is something new in the procedure in this State. The question of raising the selling price of coal was brought up. Several operators wanted it done, but the majority was opposed. Some of the minority left the meeting.

Terre Haute, IN.
Dec. 32, 1898. Throughout the Indiana coal filed today meetings of miners were held to instruct their delegates to the national convention of the United Mine Workers, which meets in Pittsburg, Jan. 10th, to adopt a policy for the conference with the operators of the several states which are parties to wage-scale contract that expires April 1, next. In nearly all localities in this state the men are in favor of asking for an advance of 10 cents a ton, from 66 cents, for bituminous coal and 76 cents for block coal. It is the strong feeling of the men that they will not be able to secure the advance, except after a bitter struggle, for which they have little or no heart. The Indiana operators at their meeting here Thursday night instructed their representatives to the joint conference, which follows the convention of the miners, not to consent to an increase in the price for mining. On the other hand, there was sentiment in favor of asking for a small reduction, but it was the understanding that no demand would be formally made for it.

A letter received at Terre Haute yesterday from Charles Filleck, postmaster at Aguadillia, Porto Rico, written since the hurricane, the first information his family has received. He writes as if his town escaped damage.

Mr. L.P. Alden, of Terre Haute, has received a letter from Hamilton King, United States minister at Bangkok, Siam, in which he refers to the celebration of the Fourth of July as follows: “We had a grand time at our reception. Two hundred guests, representing 20 nationalities, were present. The 3 daily papers of Bangkok observed the day as a holiday, the first time in history, and the French legation closed its doors in honor of the sister republic.

There are about 100 teachers, nearly all from the county schools, at the Vigo institute. The city school board of Terre Haute has released the city teachers from compulsory attendance. Dr. E.E. White, of Columbus, O. and Miss Lydia Blaich are the lecturers.

Terre Haute, IN.
Aug. 29,1899. Fire tonight almost destroyed the plant of the Terre Haute Canning Company and the gunstock factory of the H.G. Langdon & Co. The latter factory is the largest of its kind in the country and was at work on gunstocks for several foreign governments. Loss, $50,000, fully covered by insurance.

Terre Haute, IN.
Sept. 1,1899. The car works will close down tomorrow in all departments except the blacksmith shop. The local representatives of the trust say the suspension is the be for 3 weeks only, but most of the 1,000 employees believe the trust has decided not to manufacture cars here, and many of the men will go elsewhere in search of work.

Prof. E.O. McMeans, instructor in freehand and mechanical drawing at the Rose Polytechnic institute, has received an offer from University of Kansas, at Lawrence. Prob. Lucien Blake, of the faculty at Lawrence, was formerly a member of the Rose Faculty.

Terre Haute, IN.
Sept, 3,1899. The Terre Haute police believe that the young man in jail at Sullivan under the name of  Maston Burch, is Guy Gable, the phenomenal horse thief , of this town, who is wanted in nearly every county in western Indiana, and eastern Illinois. The charge against him at Sullivan is the theft of a horse at Merom, in that County. Cable began taking bicycles on the streets of this city some months ago, and after riding them for several hours left them in another part of the city. The he began taking horses and buggies, which he used in the same manner. He was arrested, by his mother convinced the judge that he was mentally responsible. Since then he has been chased though half-dozen counties in Illinois. He makes no attempt to sell the rigs, but drives them from town to town, leaving his tired horse and taking a fresh one from the public hitching rack.

Terre Haute, IN.
Feb. 3, 1898. Mr. and Mrs. Hiram B. McCammach, of this county, have jointly brought suit in the Circuit Court against Harrison Tincher, a wealthy neighbor, for damage of character to the extent of 440,000. Eight separate counts are cited. The suits grew out of the language said to have been used to and about the plaintiffs in a former suit to foreclose a mortgage. All are prominent people.

Terre Haute, IN.
Feb. 3, 1898. Mrs. David J .Mackey, of Evansville, died today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Patterson, of this city. She was the wife of the former president of the Evansville & Terre Haute Railroad Company, who at one time was the head of the Mackey system. Her father was Judge John Law, of Vincennes, a distinguished jurist of this State. Commodore Law, of the navy, who died some time ago, was her brother. A few years ago her husband was the railroad king of Indiana, but is now a poor man.

Terre Haute, IN.
Feb. 5,1898. Rev. John W. Bundy, of this city, today brought suit against William Davis & Joshua Moore, deacons of the Church of Christ, at Cloverland for $25,000 damages. He complains that they caused to be published in the Golden Echo a statement that they knew of their own knowledge that he had been guilty of forgery, dishonesty and falsehoods. Suits, it is said, will be brought in Clay and Parke Counties against other members of the official board of the church and against Revs’ Rice and Elmore, at Covington, who are publishers of a religious newspaper.

Terre Haute,
Feb. 23,1898. Judge Piety caused a sensation today by instructing the grand jury to investigate the charge that Coroner Payne has been padding his accounts, and that the County Commissioners were in collusion with him. The judge also told the grand jury to investigate the case of former City Treasurer Hauck, whose accounts were found to be $13,000 wrong and whose bondsman have offered to pay the city $10,000.

Terre Haute, IN.
Feb. 24, 1898. The Republican committee of the 5th district today decided to hold the congressional convention in Martinsville April 6.

Terre Haute, IN.
Feb.23,1896.   The marriage of James Pearce, of Marshall, Kansas and Mrs. Martha Sam, of Sullivan County, this State, yesterday in this city is the culmination of a romance that began 30 years ago. He is 56 yrs old and the bride is 50. They were lovers 30 yrs ago. Since then he has been married and has been a widower for 18 yrs. She has been married 3 times. Recently they entered into correspondence and he came on to meet her and be married.

Terre Haute, IN.
Oct. 7, 1896. The annual meeting of the Northwest Synod of the Reformed Church began this evening with 100 ministers and elders present from the following states: constituting one of the 8 districts in the United states” Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri. Rev. C.F. Kerlite of Louisville, the president, delivered the annual sermon, and Rev. J.J. Janett, of Sheboygan, Wis. Made a brief address. The Alumni Association, composed of graduates of the mission house in Sheboygan, held a meeting this afternoon, and elected the following officers: President Rev. Heuser, of Archibald, Ohio. Secretary J.O. Litz, of Louisville. The business sessions of the synod will begin tomorrow.

Terre Haute, IN.
Oct.11, 1896. Trinity M.E. Church was dedicated this morning, Dr. Coultas, of Roberts Park Church, Indianapolis, preaching the dedicatory sermon. It is a remarkable fact that the congregation has been in existence as a church only about 4 months. The congregation had been organized as a class of Centenary Church. At the recent northwest Indiana conference Bishop Andrews sent the Rev. Wm. Pack to the charge. Mr. Pack came to this country from England 5 yrs ago and immediately entered Depauw university, where he graduated last June. In April 1892, while Dr. Coultas was pastor of the Centenary Church, several prayer bands were organized in various parts of the city, and the Trinity congregation is an outgrowth of one of  these bands. The new church has a seating capacity of 500 and is the most modern of any of the church edifices in the city.

Terre Haute, IN.
June 25,1898. The Republican county convention was held this afternoon with a large attendance from city and county. After County Chairman Miller called the convention to order, and James L. Price, of this city, was selected chairman, and the Rev. Mr. Jones, of the A.M. E. Church offered prayer, a committee on credentials delayed the convention a few minutes deciding a contest in the 9th ward, where 2 sets of delegates had been selected. Judge S.C. Stimson, of Superior Court, appointed a year ago by Governor Mount to fill out the term of Judge Henry, who resigned to become collector of internal revenue, was re-nominated by acclamation. Mr. S.M. Reynolds withdrawing before the balloting had been concluded. The close and interesting contest in the convention was over the nomination of a candidate for prosecuting attorney. Mr. Tichenor, the incumbent, was a candidate, but was opposed by a strong element of the party workers, led by the Stunkard brothers, W.J. Whitaker, the opponent candidate was nominated by a vote of 55 ½ to 54 ½ .

Indiana Notes.9-14-1898
The internal revenue collections for the Terre Haute district for Aug. amounted to $665,918,28. Of this amount $572,372,79 was on spirits from the Indiana distillery which, contrary to the general rule, has been in operation though-out the summer, $69,439,29 on beer, $2,631.,17 for proprietary stamps, $2,298 for documentary stamps and $1,442.89 for special license war tax, etc.

Indiana Notes.9-14-1898
The farmers of Honey Creek Township, Vigo County, have organized and will employ a special officer to protect their property from trespassing hunters. The farmers say it is not that their land is tramped over, but the city hunters are a destructive lot, and kill stock, destroy fences, kill poultry, and insult women. The farmers of other townships will follow the example of the honey Creek farmers.

Terre Haute, IN. Sept.20,1898.
Mr. Thomas Anderson, a well known citizen who had been grieving for several years over the supposed death of his son in an attempt to hold up a train on a Western road, has just learned that the William Anderson who was killed was not his son and the young man is now in the regular army in Cuba. Young Anderson ran away from home several years ago and soon afterward the father saw among the names of several train robbers killed that of William Anderson, who was aid to have come West from Indiana.

Indiana Notes.9-14-1898
The colored citizens of Terre Haute are preparing for a celebration of Emancipation day. Richard Bassett, of Kokomo, will deliver the day address, and Dr. J.B. Oliver, of Brazil the one in the evening.

Indiana Notes.9-14-1898
The Standard wheel Company, which is the largest company in the Wheel Trust, is a bout to enlarge the plant in Terre Haute in anticipation of increased business through the opening up of the islands conquered from Spain to greater use of modern wagons.

October 4 1899
The Terre’ Haute district Women’s Relief Corps of the G.A.R. held its 6th annual convention at Terre Haute Thursday, with about 60 delegates present. Mrs. Minerva Nolan, of Clinton, was elected President. The districts work is very flourishing.

Terre Haute, IN. Nov. 30, 1898.
Collector Henry has received the following letter from the commissioner of internal revenue in drawing money from banks, “This office is in receipt of a letter bearing date of Nov. 19, from the First National Bank, of Greencastle, asking if a depositor can present a check payable to his own order for the withdrawal of funds to his credit without a stamp being affixed to the check. Will you please advise the above named bank that any check presented by a depositor for the withdrawal of funds to his credit requires a 2 cent stamp. The depositor, however, may personally tender a receipt for the funds without liability to the stamp tax. Collector Henry has sent a copy of the letter to all the banks in this revenue district.

Terre Haute, IN. Oct. 11,1899.
Miss Belle Merlin of this city, was to have been married last Wednesday to Harry Moore, the treasurer of Buffalo Bill’s show, which was here that day, but she refused to be married by a priest, and Moore would not be married by a Protestant, The result was the he carried away with him the marriage license but no bride. Mr. Moore and Miss Merlin met about a yr ago and had been engaged several months.

March 18 1896
Terre Haute, Ind. March 10 - Two confidence men secured a $150.00 diamond ring in Leed's jewelry store this noon by substituting an imitation. One of the men was caught in the depot and the other was followed to Brazil and arrested there. One man gave the name of Joseph Phillips. The ring was not found.

Miss Mary A. ALWELL, formerly of this city (Charleston, Ill.), was married to Frank DERESEHERE, at Terre Haute, Indiana on Thursday evening of last week.
[April 19, 1883, The Charleston Courier- Submitted by K. Torp]
The fifth annual meeting of the Osburn family was held at VorHees Park, Terre Haute, Ind. August 9, 1931. Following are the officers:
President- Fred Osburn
Secretary and Treasurer- Mrs Russell Duzan
Those present were: Mr and Mrs George Osburn of Freedom, IN; Mr and Mrs Alfred Osburn and son Paul. Mr and Mrs Willard Osburn and son Kenneth, Mr and Mrs Raymond Osburn. Mr and Mrs Burton Miller, Mrs Matt Goodwin of Bloomfield IN; Mr and Mrs Ben Hite and children, Leyon and Evelyn, Mr and Mrs Floyd Swinford and daughter Marcelyn, Mr and Mrs Steve Osburn, Mr and Mrs Layton Swinford and daughter Sigrid, Mr and Mrs Russell Duzan and son Ayrel. Vern, Eldon and Ernie Eads, Miss Althia Ewing of Oakland, Mrs Perry House and son Charles of Detroit MI; Mr and Mrs George Onley of Fort Wayne IN, Mr and Mrs Cecil Brandt of Kansas; Mr and Mrs Joe Groop and daughter Billy, Mr and Mrs Taylor Starkey and son Jr of Indianapolis IN, Mr and Mrs Ray Davis of Mattoon; Mr and Mrs William Burgess of Danville IL.
[The Oakland Messenger 13 Aug 1931, contributed by Connie Tyree]
Mrs Maud Shaw, formerly Miss Maud Parker, sister of Claud Parker of this city came over from Terre Haute last Wednesday to spend a short time with her sister Mrs O. F. Swinford who is slowly improving from her long seige of typhoid. Oakland Messenger 30 Nov 1911
(Contributed by Connie Tyree)

Mr and Mrs Purl Osburn, Mary and Herschel Osburn and G.R. Swinford attended the funeral of Ed Lamb at Terre Haute, Thursday.
[Oakland Messenger 26 Sept 1929
(Contributed by Connie Tyree)

Mrs. Scott with her two little granddaughters, Lizzie and Gertie Mountjoy, have returned from a visit to her granddaughter, Mrs. Oscar Kruzan, of Terre Haute.
(The Charleston Plaindealer,  June 23, 1887-Submitted by K. Torp)
John STEVENS shot and killed John A. REEVES, a carpenter at Terre Haute, about a week ago. Trouble concerning a board bill.
[The Plain Dealer... April 23, 1868-Submitted by K. Torp]

Terra Haute, Ind. Dec- 1.
The Brazil Block Coal Company, which has bituminous mines at Coxville, served notice on the men that they would have until tonight to decide whether they would go to work at 55 cents and that If they did not consent they must vacate the company's houses. It is not known here what the men will do, but it takes some time to make eviction effective. The Parke County Company also has notified Its men to the same effect. The Coal Bluff, the only other company employing a large number of men and which is yet idle, has not served the notice.
Source: Indiana State Journal December 9, 1896

Terra Haute  Ind. Dec. 6.
The board of trustees of the State Normal School has selected three new members of the faculty, two of whom will be additions and one to succeed the late Professor Hoich, assistant in .the geography department. Professor Hoich's successor is Professor W. A. McBeth, of Crawfordsville, a graduate of the State Normal and also of  Wabash College. Professor Thomas H. Grosyenor has been selected as assistant in the department of English. He Is a graduate of the Minnesota State Normal and of the Wisconsin University. Professor F. R. Higgins is to be assistant in the department of mathematics. He was educated in a Nova Scotia college, afterward graduated from Cornell and mere recently attended the University of Chicago. The faculty now numbers thirty-one.
Source: Indiana State Journal December 9, 1896

Indiana, Notes
Mrs. Ella Sykes of Terre Haute, has sued Frederick Hlbberly for breach of promise and asks $10,000. The defendant, who is a wealthy retired farmer, is her divorced husband.
Source: Indiana State Journal December 9, 1896

Terre Haute., Ind., July 7.—The Sheriff has arrested two young men for an act of vandalism at a schoolhouse In Honey Creek township. They broke all the furniture, tore the plastering from the walls, slit the maps, broke every pane of glass in the building, and then, piling the debris on the floor, set fire to it. The fire went out before the building was damaged. The animus for the vandalism was malice against a township official, growing out of a recent election.
News Of the Week Current Events (News Article) Date: 1897-07-14; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Indiana Journal January 15, 1896 Terre Haute Ind. Jan. 10
For several months young women employed in stores and factories have complained of a man who grabbed them and hugged them as they were on their way to work early in the morning. Policemen have been laying for the offender, and this morning he was caught and confronted In the Police Court by a dozen of his victims, who identified him. He persisted that he was Innocent, but was sent to Jail for thirty days. His name is Charles Lutz,,and he is a married man. He is receiving clerk  In a large mercantile house, and his employers say he has been an exceptionally good clerk.

Terre Haute. Ind. April 21.- Terre Haute cannot realize the fact that the new police board has really "closed the town" as regards the enforcement of the saloon closing laws. In the past there were several occasions when a mock closing order went into effect, but this time it seems to be genuine. Judge Sidney Davis, the Democratic member of the board, and who  is a relative of Governor Mount by marriage and a strict Presbyterian, delivered the instructions to the police force and told them that there must be no partiality shown to saloon keepers, and that policemen must quit visiting saloons and places of bad repute. Commissioner Raidy told the policemen that they must quit drinking while on duty, and that there were men on the force who were drinking entirely too much. Commissioner Bombazette told them they must stop "backcapping" and so, altogether, the members of the new board gave the impression that they had about as poor opinion of the old police department as had ever been expressed by its most severe critics.
Date: 1897-04-28; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 1-collector Henry received a telegram from the commissioner of Internal revenue to suspend proceedings in the prosecution of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois conductor arrested for failure to attach a revenue stamp to a rebate check for cash fare, saying that the question of stamping these checks and receipts for payment for excess baggage had been submitted to the attorney general.
Source: Indiana Journal Oct 5, 1898

Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 1.—A man who gave the name of Joseph Staler died at the Union Hospital this morning, leaving no Information as to his Identity. Last Wednesday he went to the office of Dr. Padgett and asked for treatment. The
physician diagnosed the case as peritonitis and sent him to the Union Hospital. When received he said he had been employed at the electric light works and that he boarded with a Mrs. Martin at a given number and received his mail In Box 340 at the post office; that he had a sister in the Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. He gave his age as twenty-eight. Soon afterward he became delirious and was not again rational before his death. Investigation showed that none of the statements was true. He was a fairly well-dressed young man, with florid complexion and light hair.
Source: Indiana Journal Oct 5, 1898

Terre Haute, Ind.. Oct, 2.—Two dead men are at the morgue awaiting identification. One was a suicide who died without leaving any clew to his Identity, and the other died from peritonitis after giving a false address. The first came here during the races and took morphine at a boarding house. The other was sent to the hospital by a physician on whom he called. He said his name was Adolph Maier, and that he was employed at the electric light works, and had a sister in the Presbyterian  hospital. Chicago. All the statements were found untrue. Tom Nelson, who is well known In Indianapolis and who had club-rooms in the Denison. is positive the first man is from that city. His picture has been sent to the Indianapolis police for identification. He had no money.
Source: Indiana Journal Oct 5, 1898

Terre Haute , Ind., Sept. 28.—The second day's session of the convention of the Indiana Federation of Labor was more largely attended than that of yesterday and much business was transacted. President Perkins, of Indianapolis, was re-elected on the second ballot by a vote of 40 to 31 over Councilman Reinbold. of this city, who tied him on the first ballot. Mr. Perkins said he accepted the vote as a warning that he must be good. There were four ballots for secretary-treasurer, the final one giving John N. Peters, of South Rend, 50 votes and Robert E. Graff, of Terre Haute, 2S. Groff is the present official. Blackburn, of Indianapolis, and Throckmorton, of Fort Wayne, received some votes on the first two ballots. Philip Reinbold, of Terre Haute, and Miss Ida Keyes. of Indianapolis, were elected first and second vice presidents respectively.
Source: Indiana Journal Oct 5, 1898

Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 1.—Collector of Internal Revenue Henry has received a letter from Commissioner Scott instructing him to make an examination of the stocks of the druggists in the district. The commissioner says it is reported that a number of medicines are being put up by large manufacturing chemists in style and manner similar to proprietary medicines. There are also a number of compounds put on the market as uncompounded and unstamped, although patented or with trade marks. Among these are antipyrine. sulphoral, phenacitine, etc. "This action of the chemists." says the commissioner, "threatens the whole tax system under Schedule B, as far as It relates to medicinal articles. I desire the examination of stocks to be made in no perfunctory manner, but thoroughly and zealously. All articles unstamped must be seized."
Source: Indiana Journal Oct 5, 1898

Terre Haute, Ind., April 25.—The exercises of the formal dedication of the Second Christian Church were held this afternoon. The Rev. J. M. Canfteld, of Indianapolis, delivered the serrnon. There will be a revival of several weeks under
the direction of Mr. Cantield.
Indiana Journal April 28 1897

Terre Haute.   Ind.,    April 22.—The paper mill owned by the Strawboard Trust, and located a few miles north of the city.was destroyed by fire early this morning. The mill had not been operated for several years, and no stock was on hand. The loss is on the building and machinery, and is estimated at $20,000
Indiana Journal April 28 1897

Terre Haute. Ind., April 22, - Odo B. Perrill, a coal dealer, treasurer or a lodge of the Knights Of Honor, was arrested to-day for embezzlement, tho charge being preferred by a brother member who had given Perril $399 to forward to the grand, treasurer.  He sent $200 and his personal check, which was worthless, for the other $100.
Indiana Journal April 28 1897

Terre Haute, Ind., April 22. - The Rev. Dr. J. S. Holmes, of the First Baptist Church, has tendered his resignation, and it has been accepted. Dr. Holmes is the applicant for the Danish mission, who is supported by the Massachusetts delegation and by Secretary of the Navy Long, but who has failed to get the hearty indorsement of the Indiana Republican delegation in Congress, and who therefore has about given up all hope of securing the position.
Indiana Journal April 28 1897

Terre Haute, Ind., April 25.—A Mrs. Cheek and a Miss Blue were robbed last night by a footpad, The police believe the same man did both jobs. He knocked Mrs. Check down and then took her pocketbook, but Miss Blue was caught around the neck and her mouth covered while he snatched her pocketbook. At midnight G. H. O'Neil was held up In the wagon bridge over the Wabash river by three men, .who said they wanted whiskey. When he told them he had none they took his money and told, him to come to St. Mary's of the Woods, where they claimed to be at work on the new building, and that they would make it all right with him."
Indiana Journal April 28 1897

Terre Haute, Ind., April 22.—Miss Katie Woerner, a pretty blond, who is yet in her teens, to-day says she is glad Milton Thompson, of Crawfordsville, failed to be on, hand last evening and take her for his wife, as had been expected. Shortly before the time for the wedding guests were notified not to come, and word was sent to the minister that his services would not be needed at the home of Miss Woerner's parents, on Fourth avenue. Thompson sent word to Miss Woerner that he had come to the conclusion that he is too young to have a wife. A charavart party had not learned of Thompson's change of mind, and was on hand ready to make noise, Instead all were invited Into the house and given some of the wedding cake.
Indiana Journal April 28 1897

Terre Haute, Ind, April 23 Terre Haute cannot realize the fact that the new police board has really "closed the town" as regards the enforcement of the saloon closing laws. In the past there were several occasions when a mock closing order went into effect, but this time it seems to be genuine. Judge Sidney Davis, the Democratic member of the board, and who is a relative of Governor Mount by marriage and a strict Presbyterian, delivered the instructions to the police force and told them that there must be no partiality shown to saloon keepers, and that policemen must quit visiting saloons and places of bad repute. Commissioner Raidy told the policemen that they must quit drinking while on duty, and that there were men on the force who were drinking entirely too much. Commissioner Bombazette told them they must stop "backcapping" and so altogether,  the members of the new board gave the impression that they had about as poor opinion of the old police department as had ever been expressed by its most severe critics.
Indiana Journal April 28 1897

Terre Haute, Ind. Aug. 22.—Rev. R. V. Hunter has sent, from Wimona his resignation as pastor or the Central Presbyterian Church, and It will be accepted past spring when Mr. Hunter consented to take the management of Winona
for the season he tendered his resignation, but the congregatlon prevailed on him to take a leave of absence Instead. The directors of the Winona Assembly insist that he give all his time to the new Chautaucha, especially as the General
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church is to be held there next year. There is very general regret In the church that Mr. Hunter is to retire. He came here from Indianapolis four years ago when there was little Interest in the church and a, debt of $5,500. There have been several hundred accessions to the church and the debt has been paid. In addition to his work for Winona this winter he will give some of his time to home missions.
Indiana Journal June 26, 1896

January 29 1896 Indiana State
The Kellars' Trial
Terre Haute, Ind., Jan. 27.—At the adjournment of court this evening a jury had been secured to try Dan Kellar, together with his wife, Nannie, and his sister Maggie, for the murder of Clara Shanks. Nearly 100 witnesses were; in the city from
Parke and Fountain counties when the work of securing a jury began this afternoon, and more are yet to come some willingly and others by means of attachments, for which Prosecutor Howard Informed the court he would make a request. The court  room was crowded, and when the three defendants entered this afternoon there was great curiosity to see them. Mrs. Kellar has been ill but she Insists on proceeding with the trial. The father and mother of the Shanks girl were present and sat a few feet from the accused murderers. About thirty house-holders ,of this county were called before both sides accepted the jury. In examining the jurors the State especially, asked if they felt they had conscientious scruples against Inflicting capital punishment on a woman on circumstantial evidence. All the jurymen are farmers, except two, who are residents of this city. There will be much, medical expert testimony.

The witnesses and others from Parke and Fountain counties say the interest in the case in the neighborhood of the tragedy is as Intense as it was at the time the body of Clara Shanks was found in the pool at Wolf creek on the morning of July 7. At first it was thought she had committed; suicide, but her parents told the circumstances of her departure from home, and this led to the suspicion that she had been murdered. The girl had complained to her mother that Mrs.Nannie Kellar, who lived across the road from the modest farm house of the Shanks, had been very rude toward her. Mrs. Shanks asked Mrs. Kellar  the cause and was told that her husband, Dan Kellar, and Clara, were too intimate. The girl indignantly denied the charge, but confessed that Kellar had made improper proposals to her. During the night the girl walked the floor, hysterically declaring her innocence. The next morning she .and her mother went to the home of the Kellars and demanded a retraction, whereupon Mrs. Kellar called on her husband to confess that he had been intimate with the girl, and he did make the statement in their presence. That noon Clara abruptly left the dinner table crying. It was thought she had gone to some some place in the woods to be alone with her sorrow. When night came and she did not return, the whole neighborhoods began a search for her. The mother wanted the Wolf creek pool searched that night, but was prevailed upon, to wait until morning. Clara's brother Dannie! .found the body and then went to Kellar with a shotgun, and, telling Kellar that Clara had committed suicide, fired at him. but he was quick enough to jump behind a door in which the charge of shot lodged.

There was much dissatisfaction over the coroner's verdict of suicide, and a week later, at a citizens' meeting, it was decided to hold an autopsy. The body was exhumed, when it was found that the neck had been broken and the back part of the skull crushed in. The surgeons reported that death had been caused by violence and not by drowning. A. court of inquiry was held and the Kellars told their story and they were acquitted. A subscription, fund was raised to employ detectives, and the two Indianapolis detectives who were instrumental In securing the conviction of the Rev. Hinshaw, were employed. As a result, John, Daniel, Nannie and Maggie Kellar were arrested , John and Maggie are brother and sister of Daniel. At the preliminary trial at Annapolis, on.. Aug. 10, John Kellar established an alibi, and the other three were committed to jail. In September an indictment was returned. During the preliminary examination  a mob was organized to lynch them, but the cooler heads prevented the act. The case was brought here from Parke county on a change of venue asked for by the defendants.
Date: 1896-02-13; Paper: American Nonconformist
Terre Haute, Ind. Feb 10, It is expected that the Kellar murder case which has been on trial since Jan. 27, will be given to the jury Wednesday evening. the arguments were begun Saturday and the day's session was consumed by Attorney
Puett of Rockville, who appeared for the state. There will be six speeches, three on each side.

Eugene V. Dehs, who is at Terre Haute, expresses the opinion that he will never again be brought to trial.
Warren Republican Feb. 21 1895

John Supp, engine wiper at Terre Haute, had his eyes scalded by escaping steam and will be permanently blinded.
The Warren Republican February 28 1895

Man Killed—A man whoso name we learn was Smith, was killed two or three miles this side of Terre Haute by the Evansville & Crawfordsville express train striking his wagon. As the cars neared the crossing of the road, the man, who was a farmer, driving a two horse t«am, was about crossing the railroad track, when the horses became frightened and unmanageable and stopped on the track. The horses were uninjured, but the man was instantly killed The train was stopped, and the dead body gathered up and delivered over to some friends, and a sum of money, amounting to about $40, was collected on the train for the use of his friends.
The accident is attributed solely to the conduct of the horses.
(Feb 1, 1856 New Albany Daily Ledger) Transcribed and Contributed by Marie Miller

Terre Haute Ind, Aug 2—
Mr, and Mrs, Charles Heinig, of this city, waited fifty five years before taking their honeymoon trip When the couple left Terre Haute recently to visit their son, William Heinig and his wife, at Cincinnati, Ohio it was the first journey they had taken together since they were married. .A honeymoon tour had been planned when they were married fifty five years ago but a sudden change in Mr Heinig’s business prevented the trip.
(August 2, 1920 Fort Wayne News Sentinel) Transcribed and Contributed by Marie Miller

Four Men Arc Injured When
Striking Goal Miners Attack
Workers in Kerns Coal
Mines At Terre Haute

TERRE HAUTE  June 10--Four persons were injured in a riot today at the mine of the Kerns coal company  When 100 or more strikers  appeared at the mine and Demanded that operations cease.
Robert Weatherman, a spectator was struck on the head by a rock thrown by the strikers and was seriously injured.  H. H. Corroll and Theodore Richardson were struck and injured in a rush on the mine.  Herschel Acton a driver at the mine was struck on the arm by  flying missiles and severely injured.
The crowd of about 160 men appeared at the mine at the time of starting work.  They ordered Harry Kerns manager of the mine to close the plant.  This was refused and the men then began throwing coal from trucks and cars at the tipple. 
Sheriff Wolfe and four deputies were on the scene soon after the men arrived but they did not clash with th mob as there were no signs of any violence.  Further trouble is expected Monday morning when the mines open for work.  Deputy Sheriffs on the scene were said to have been unable to control the crowd.  The deputies made an attempt to arrest the leaders but were warned to desist. It was said the officers abandoned their attempts at the arrest when told there would be no further rioting.
Another crowd of mine workers gathered at the Morris and Falkner mine on the Riley road before the mine started work this morning and demanded that the men working in the mine cease work until the present strike was settled.  When the men declined to leave their work it is aid that the mob threatened to turn over trucks and cars at the place (Fort Wayne News Centennial June 11, 1922) Transcribed and Contributed by Marie Miller

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.,  Jan. 26. - The judicial conference of the Methodist Church, Bishop Fitzgerald presiding, was in continuous session from 7 o'clock last evening until after 1 o'clock this morning reviewing the case of the Rev. A. W. Stout, who was pastor of the church at Hartford, Ohio county. He had been found guilty of  adultery by his church board and the verdict was affirmed by the Indiana Conference.  The judicial conference remanded the case to the Indiana Conference for a new trial. Mr. Stout is now a barber at Rising. Sun.  The Indiana State Journal, (Indianapolis, IN) Wed., Feb. 1, 1899 - Submitted by Candi

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Jan. 24. -Mrs. Herman Gest was brought into court to-day on a warrant procured by her husband, William Abrams, of Mattoon, accusing her of bigamy. She told the court that Abrams had repeatedly informed her that he had secured a divorce, and Gest corroborated her testimony.  The court indefinitely postponed the case and Abrams promised to return to Illinois and get & divorce. There was handshaking and a friendly parting in the courtroom when Abrams agreed to relieve the young woman by doing what he had led her to believe had been done months ago.  The Indiana State Journal, (Indianapolis, IN) Wed., Feb. 1, 1899 - Submitted by Candi

Arthur Griffith's Remarkable Feats of Memory and Calculation. Dr. Lindley, head of the department of psychology in the Indiana university, has brought to the institution Arthur Griffith of Terre Haute, Ind.. aged 11), for an investigation of his marvelous feats of memory and calculation, says the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Dr. Lindley has told his classes that the youth is to be ranked above the "lightning calculators" and that investigation proves that his powers are far beyond those of any one on record, especially who has not been under scientific training. He has attended school only up to the eighth grade. He knows the multiplication table up to 130, has a knowledge of the squares up to 130 and the cubes to 100. He knows the fourth powers up to 20 and can multiply two five place numbers in six seconds. His particular skill is in finding short methods, and he has devised 47 methods of multiplication and six of division. He was born in Milford, Kosciusko county. The Atchison Daily Globe, (Atchison, KS) Wednesday, December 06, 1899; pg. 3; Issue 6875; col D - Contributed by Janice Rice

Several saloon-keepers at Terre Haute defied the authorities yesterday keeping open their places and selling "soft drinks," besides permitting billiard playing. One gaming house was raided by the police, and there was one arrest for permitting minors to play billiards. ...
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 8 December, 1890

William GROGAN, tinner, of Terre Haute, yesterday fell from a high roof, and was fatally injured. Grogan was on the top of the tool-work recently when it fell, and was badly injured in that accident. He was also on top of the woolen mill when the building caught fire, and was badly hurt before he reached the ground.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 11 December, 1890 Page 6 column 5 and 6

Woman Seeks To New Place Of The Murder
Mrs. Moyer, Terre Haute, in her Confession, Tells of Incidents Near Newcastle Last.
Implicates Chas. Beasley as being with the woman.
Muncie, Ind., Sept. 6—U.P
Mrs. Irene Mover, 24, Terre Haute, held here in connection with the murder of Mrs. Myrtle Miller, 36, was to visit the scene on a lonely road near Newcastle today where the body was found last Saturday morning., Mrs. Moyer requested the trip Wednesday night after police said she accused Charles Beasley, 34, also of Terre Haute,  of being alone with Mrs. Miller on the road where her body was found Friday night. In a 1,000-word confession, Mrs. Moyer said Mrs. Miller, Beasley and Homer Patterson, Terre Hautet went riding Friday night. After buying liquor near here, the party started toward Newcastle, she said. Beasley ordered Patterson and me out of the car, saying that he wanted to be alone with Mrs. Miller," her statement said, according to police. "They drove down the road and out of sight. "He was gone 15 minutes, maybe longer, then came back and picked us .up. He was alone and got out of the front seat, the woman's confession reads, police said. Mrs. Moyer said when she inquired about Mrs. Miller, Beasley replied that they had had a fuss and that she went uon    to a friends." "There is no, use in going back for her. She said to tell you kids goodbye and she would meet you inTerre Haute on her brother's birthday Beasley was quoted as returning to the murder scene today, detectives said they would renew the search for the hammer with, which Mrs. Miller was struck on the head 19 times. Beasley has not offered to talk. He wiil not be questioned until after Mrs. Moyer's confesstion is checked ploice said.
The Daily Republican Thursday Sept 6  1923

President-elect Harrison has paid a visit to Terre Haute, Ind., to inspect the equine stock of Riley  McKeen, with a view to purchase some horses.
(transcribed as written by D. Donlon)

Cairo, Illinois, Friday, 30 Apr 1875:
Yesterday morning, there arrived in this city from Terre Haute, Indiana, where they had been on business, two noted trappers and guides, who were on their way to the hunting grounds of Texas.? The names by which these individuals are known in the West are "Texas Rat" and "Comanche Bill."? The twain have lived and hunted together on the western prairies for a number of years, and are both very courteous gentlemen.? "Texas Rat" is a young man of about twenty-eight years of age, with light grey eyes, dark hair that falls below his shoulders, and is about five feet ten inches high.? His companion, "Comanche Bill" is a man of probably forty years of age, with dark complexion, hair and eyes and looks as if he wasn't afraid of all the Indians in America.  --Cairo Daily Bulletin, Apr 30, 1875;
transcribed by Darrel Dexter

Former Court Clerk Arrested.
Louis Merriwether, former clerk of the circuit court of Chamberlain county, Ill., was arrested at Terra Haute, Ind., accused of embezzlement of $1,400. [Valentine Democrat (Valentine, Neb.), March 25, 1909 - Sub. by K.T.]

TERRE HAUTE, Ind,, Sept, 4.—A telegram has been received by Mrs. R. N. Hudson announcing the release of her son Morton, who has been confined In a Mexican Jail for several months on a charge of murder. Young Hudson and a companion lived in Texas, and were making a horseback trip Into Mexico, when they met two high-waymen. Hudson, in rescuing his companion, killed the Mexicans. Under the slow methods governing the courts of the country Hudson could not secure an immediate trial. His release was expedited through the influence of Senator Fairbanks, CoL R. W, Thompson, W. R. McKeen and Congressman Faris, who prevailed on the State Department at Washington to direct the American minister to use his influence with the Mexican government to have the trial as soon as possible.
Date: 1898-09-07; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Terre Haute IN- September 10-- Capt. John H Henderson, a prominent Grand A_ay (Amay?) man, who died last night, was born in Washington PA in 1826.  He enlisted in the Eighty-Sixth Illinois and served throughout the war, taking part in several battles.  He has been a resident of Terre Haute since 1867.  He helped to organized Morton Post, G.A.R. the first post in the State, and the second or third in the United States.  He was also a member of social Lodge F. and A.M. and only relinquished his labors in the several orders of which he was a member when his health failed him
Submitted by Desiree Burrell Rodcay
Declines to Recognize the Union.

Terre Haute, Ind.. Sept. 11. — District officials of the United Mine Workers of America have ordered the posting of pickets at the Crum-Barr Coal company's mine, three miles southeast of this city. The men organized a union and the company discharged them all.
Date: 1905-09-11; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.—Special.—The people complain of hard times, but the city continues to thrive. The colored citizens have made advancement In many respects. There has come to the city recently a lawyer, Mr. Williams, formerly of Evansville, and Dr. Oscar Langston, dentist, formerly of Indianapolis but recently of Chicago.
Mrs. McGlothen runs an up-to-date millinery shop on N. 13th St.
A pretty ice cream parlor, "The Favorite," is doing nicely in the Odd Fellows hall, corner  16th and Wabash, run by Messrs. Williams & Davis.
Mr. Curtis Anderson, formerly with the Siegel Clothing store, is manager of a well equipped undertaking establishment, corner 8th and Ohio.
Mrs. Cruitup is rapidly recovering from an operation performed last week.
The Odd Fellows gave a week's fair last week from which a neat profit was realized.
The two Doctors, Cabill and Bethea, continue to do about all of the colored practice in and about town, and the people have learned to confide in them whenever a doctor is needed.
Simpson & Co. have a neat grocery store in the east end and they are getting a healthy part of the trade.
The rooming business is still led by the Cruituh house on the south side and the Spink's house on the north side.
The Normal has had a very large enrollment of colored students all the year.
There are about 35 in attendance at the summer session, which closes in Aug. Following is a partial list: Misses Clara Smith, of Kiting Sun, Ind., Mae Morris .Sullivan, Ind., Elizabeth Wright, Wheatland, Ind.; Adelald Lowndis, Madison, Ind.; Carrie Johnson, Jeflersonville, Ind.; Cora Smith, Rushville, Ind.. ; Bessie Skaggs, Mervin, Kaufman, Augustus Lucas, Joseph Lucas, Matthias Nolcox. Jno. W. Lyda, of Princeton, Ind.: Leslie Durret. Jeffersonville, Ind.; Clifford Roberts, Arcadia. Ind.; Bertha Carter, Princeton, Ind.; Minnlo Bishop, Ml Vernon, Ind., Guy Bishop, Mt. Vernon. Ind.; Misses Smith. Slatter, McReynolds, Hopkinsville, Ky. Mary Todd, Bloomington, Ind.; Lonna Wilson. Indianapolis. Ind.; C F. Stokes, Chas. Hyte. Myrtle Smith. Terre Haute, Ind., Lillian Johnson, Brazil. Ind.; Lena Ashworth. Burus Carr, Terre Haute, Ind.; Mary Richardson, New Albany, Ind.; Lola Kelley, Plalnfield, Ind.
The Terre Haute Times, a weekly paper, edited by Rev. Harvey of the Spruce St. Church, promises to be a valuable and Influential force in this part of the State. It entered the field only a month ago.
The people, both white and colored, are giving it support. Just a few days ago Miss Hemenway, (white who was a woman of great fortune)., willed Mr. James. Shearer, who has for 15 years been a servant for her, $2,000 at her death.
Rev. Dr. J. P. Wallace, pastor of the Allen Chapel, is determined to repair the church to the extent of about of $1,800, and his people are co-operating with him.
There are two colored policemen on the force for Terre Haute. Local politics is waxing warmer dally.
There is an Independent movement on foot to nominate a third men for Mayor, owing to the opposition to the two already in the race.
At this time it is hard to tell which one—the republican or the democratic man—will be benefited more by the third ticket
There are quite a few colored people, especially on the south side who favor Gerhardt, the democratic nominee, because, as they say, his record is clean with the colored brother.
There are others who feel they must line up for Horseley, because he is a republican.    Still there are a gaadly number of our people who are undecided and say they may support the democratic nominee.
One thing is certain this year's campaign will be one of the hottest they have ever had, and no one now can predict the outcome.
Terre Haute, Ind. Date: 1909-07-17; Paper: Freeman

Debs Arrived Home.
Terre Haute, Ind., April 9.—President Debs of the Railway union, has returned from the Pacific coast, after a speach-making trip which began in Chicago Fob. 28 and closed at Los Angeles a week ago. He says the union has been reorganized throughout this territory. In seven days on the westward trip Dobs took 2,200 members into the union in the far west.
Date: 1895-04-11; Paper: American Nonconformist

The Union labor party of the Eighth Ind. Congressional district yesterday nominated O. M. Curry, of Vigo county for congress.
Public Press Wednesday  July 2 1890 p. 4

It is stated one hundred  saloons in Terre Haute sold in one day, recently, 17,780 drinks at 10 cents each, making the snug little sum of $1,778, which in one year would amount to the enormous aggregate of $648,978.00.
Date: Monday, June 7, 1869   Paper: Cincinnati Daily Gazette (Cincinnati, OH)  Page: 1

In the Terre Haute police court Attorney S. C Stimson was ordered to sit down. The attorney refused to do so and the court ordered the sheriff to arrest him. which was done after an exciting struggle.
Date: Thursday, June 18, 1891   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 2

Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Terre Haute. Ind.. March 27.—At least one murder may be the result of a free-for-all saloon fight last night when Jack Richardson and George Richards, traveling dancers and musicians, engaged in a quarrel with two brothers named Washburn. John Washburn was stabbed in the throat and abdomen and Richardson's throat was cut. Both were taken to hospitals and physicians said Washburn would die. Richardson is very low but may recover. The police can get little information as to who handled the weapons. Richards says he was with Primrose's minstrels until a year ago. He and his partner have been in the city two weeks playing and dancing in saloons and hotel offices.
The Indianapolis Journal., March 28, 1904, Page 3,

Name of Deceased: Miss Mollie Keeshan
County Name: Vigo Co. State: IN
Newspaper: The Saturday Evening Mail
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: 13 August 1870
We are authorized to state that Miss Mollie Keeshan, whose tragic death occurred in this city recently was born in lawful wedlock, and that she was not the illegitimate daughter of a prominent lawyer of this state as recently stated in this paper, though the proof is positive that she made the statement quoted by us a few days before her death to a gentleman whose veracity is above question.
R. S. MCCABE Commission and Forwarding MERCHANT, AND Wholesale dealer in COUNTRY PRODUCE
TERRE-HAUTE, INDIANA.  FOR SALE a quantity of Kenhawa and Muskiugum SALT.

(Western Plough Boy, vol. 3, no. 25, Greencastle, Ind., Thursday Morning, August 24, 1837, by J. W. OSBORN & J. H. KNIGHT; Submitted by Sally H)

The Alleghanian (Ebensburg, PA) Sept. 1, 1859, page 4 - submitted by Robin Line
A rattlesnake was killed lately, 20 miles west of Terra Haute, 21 feet in length, 18 inches round in the largest part, which had 111 rattles. This same snake or one like it, was seen in the same locality thirty years ago. The monster was killed with a rifle bullet, and is undoubtedly the biggest rattlesnake we have ever seen noticed.

Reno Will Please Go Away - Back and Sit Down
   Chicago, Jun 11. The Methodist preachers of Chicago yesterday agreed that hereafter they would refuse to marry divorced persons who decline to grant 10 days for the examination of their records.
   The action was taken after Rev. Francis Miner Moody of San Francisco, field secretary of the California state commission of marriages and divorce, had given the clergymen some facts about the growth of divorce in this country.
   "Vigo county, Indiana, holds the divorce record, having more separations on its books than Reno, Nev.," he said. "Illinois is worse than South Dakota, and California is the worst state in the union."
San Francisco Call, Vol 112, No 12, 12 Jun 1912

Salida Mail Vol XXVIII, No 1, 7 Jun 1907
  Thirteen rich ex-bankers locked up in jail. Such is the spectacle presented at Leavenworth, Kansas, where the United States penitentiary draws interesting recruits from various commonwealths. The high financiers conspicuous on the Leavenworth rolls, dressed in the prison gray, wearing each his penitentiary number and getting no privileges for his accomplishments in money matters, are these:
  John P. Cooper, McGregor, Texas, who loaned the First National bank's money over the limit to cotton speculators.
  Justus L. Broderick, Wilson C. Collins, Walter Brown, former president, cashier and director of the First National bank, Elkhart, Indiana.
  Cyrus E. McCrady, ex-cashier First National bank, Seymour, Indiana. An excellent man at the Bertillion measurements.
  Robert B. Taylor, banker-forger, from Missouri, transferred from Jefferson City.
  James H. Wood, another former cashier from Indiana.
  Frank G. Bigelow, former president of the First National Bank of Milwaukee, who used $3,000,000 not exactly his own.
  Henry G. Goll, ex-cashier of said Bigelow's bank, will be released in 1913, a year after his superior.
  George A. Conzman, president, Vigo county, Indiana, National bank, who violated the banking laws.
  Herman Haas, transferred from Joliet, Illinois, the Chicago banker who led the detectives a chase to South Africa.
  Francis B. Wright, former national banker in Kane county, Illinois.
  These financiers are employed in various clerkships about the penitentiary. Their sole distinction in prison treatment lies in their being so placed in the dining hall room that prisoners from the shops shall not rub against them, imparting such grime of toil as might afterward be transferred to the prison books the bankers keep.

Almost a Conflagration
Daily American, Vol 1, No 86, Terre Haute, Vigo County, 30 May 1855 - transcribed by J.S.
Between 12 and 1 o'clock to-day, an alarm of fire was raised, when Fahnestock's Match Factory was discovered to be on fire. The B'hoys were promptly on the ground with the Engline, but the fire was extinguished by buckets, by the time the hose was unrolled. Damage - a large lot of matches destroyed, no injury to the building except breaking out a windown or two.
We have for some time doubted the propriety of manufacturing matches in that building, though we are highly in favor of having a manufacture of that kind in town, and having the merchants who sell matches patronize it, which hitherto we are informed they have failed to do.

Letter List
Daily Wabash Express, Terre Haute, Vigo County, 29 Dec 1883 - transcribed by J.S.
List of Uncalled for letters remaining in the Terre Haute postoffice, county of Vigo, state of Indiana, Saturday, December 29, 1883
Adams, Miss Linella; Allen, Miss C; Allen, Miss Cora B; Archer, Mrs. Margaret; Barton, Miss Ann; Bell, Miss O.J; Bellville, Mrs. Mamie; Borecherding,  Miss Amelia, Brown, Mrs. Cora S; Brown, Miss Mattie A; Burkhart, Mrs. Kate; Chapman, Mrs. Emma; Crother, Miss Jane; Elliott, Mrs. M.A; Fuller, Mrs. Rachel H; Gibson, Mrs. Lucy; Gibson, Lucinda; Golden, Miss Ellen; Griffin, Miss Etta; Hill, Miss Emma; Howard, Miss Nannie; Hubbard, Mrs. Addie; Keith, Ella, Kelly, Mary; Killion, Mrs. Anna; Lowe, Mrs; Montgomery, Emma; Morris, Mrs. Arlie; Morris, Mrs. Joseph; Myers, Miss E.A; McAdams, Miss Sarah M; Mcllrath, Mrs. Martha A; Norton, Mrs. Mary; O'Brien, Maggie; Oliver, Mrs. Cathern; Parker, Mrs. Mary; Philipy, Mrs. Mariah; Prumm, Miss Emma; Ray, Miss Laura, Reeves, Mrs. Alline; Rockwell, Mrs; Roberts, Miss Laura; Rogers, Mrs. Martha; Rogers, Mrs. Bell; hearer[sic], Mrs. Linda; Shearer, Mrs. Malinda; Stubbs, Miss Emma; Webb, Mrs. S.C; Wolf, Mrs. Merty; Younger, Miss Letti; Young, Miss Libbie
Adams, Charles; Allen, Maryon; Alton, Guy (3); Anderson, T.J; Baldwin, Frank; Bain, A.H; Barker, O; Brant, Louis; Bower, Phillip; Brown, J.C; Capp, Wm. A; Casmer, Leonard; Clark, Sam'l; Crews, J.E; Cummings, J.E; Davis, Byron; Decamp, E; Dillinger, James R; Engle, Ja M; Farmers Magazine; Felger, Louis; Fitzgeralds, M; Foster, Robt; Fowler, J; Fraza, J.W; Frazier, Gus; Gregory, Wm; Hamilton, Fillmore; Hamilton, Wm; Harbin, G.W; Harris, G.W; Hawkins, Sam'l; Hurst, Wellington; Inks, Brille; Johnson, Chas; Karle, Geo; Kelly, Dan; Kelly, Jno; Kersey, Wm P; King, Edward T; King, S.S (2); King, Washington; Kinnett, T.J; Kneewan, August; Leatherwood, Henry; Lee, Jos W; Lyon, Wm C; Mallard, Ira; Martin, Frank; Mikels, Chas; Miller, Wm; Mills, W.F; Moore, H; Moore, Louis; Mosking, Jno; Moss, B.F; Munn, Wm; Muncie, N.V; Murphy, Phil J; McKinney, Henry; McLaughline, Dan'l; Newport, G.W; Overfield, Geo P; Owens, L.W; Pritchard, Jno; Pullman, Irwin B; Putman, Douglas; Redman, Thos; Reed, Wm; Retchley, John; Rose, Jno T; Samuels, Aaron; Scott, Geo; Scott, Geo W; Sherman; G.W; Steinbaugh, C.L; Story, E.A; Stortz, Jno J; Swick, W.G; Smith, F; Smith, P.T; Taylor, Jno C; Tennis, H; Winshall, G.H.
Persons calling for letters advertised in the list will please say "advertised," and give date. J.O. JONES, P.M.

A Policeman's Brutal Wife.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Jan 12. - Policeman James Hinton a veteran of the Terre Haute force, has had to call on headquarters and the court for relief from his wife. Sunday afternoon while he was reading a newspaper she was in a half drunken condition and taking a picture from the wall, smashed it over his head. Then she attacked him until he was obliged to call on a neighbor to go after a policeman. With the aid of a fellow-officer Hinton quieted the infuriated woman, but as soon as he left the house she destroyed all the furniture. That evening while he was on duty at a fire she struck him in the face. Then he sued for divorce and Judge Henry granted it within thirty minutes after the suit was filed. 
[The Indianapolis Journal. (Indianapolis [Ind.]), 13 Jan. 1897] submitted by K.T.


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