WAYNE COUNTY INDIANA
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Advertisement for Henry Bass

Taken From: The Richmond Register Article Date: 5/24/1896 Page 5

“Henry Bass, corner of Tenth and Main, does half soling in the neatest and best style for .40 cents. Why pay a big price for the bottom of your feet when you are wearing a last’s summer’s hat. In other words, save money by getting your work done by Henry Bass and have some for something else.”  

  Advertisement for Fry Brothers Taken From: The Richmond Register Article Date: 5/24/1896 Page 5

"Go to Fry Bros. painting mill 11 and 13 South Eleventh Street for combination kitchen table." 

Advertisement for Wright and Shawhan(?)
Taken From: The Richmond Register Article Date: 5/24/1896 Page 5

"Bicycles! Bicycles! Whose got the bicycles? Why, Wright & Shawhan have the kind that the people want and will have."

Taken From: The Evening Item Article Date: 5/22/1896 Page 1

“Other Matter"
Officer Swisher arrested a man giving the name of William Holden last night. He was locked up and slated for carrying a concealed weapon. This morning he pleaded guilty when the case was called before the mayor and was fined $5 and costs.”
  Wayne County Indiana Richmond Indiana Taken From: The Evening Item Article Date: 5/22/1896 Page 1

 “Acknowledgement"

The management of the Wernle Orphan’s Home wish to thank the U.S. Baking company for their liberal donations of cakes, etc. to the Home.
Geo. Miller, Superintendent”
Wayne County Indiana Richmond Indiana Taken From: The Evening Item Article Date: 5/22/1896 Page 1

“ Supt. Eggemeyer’s annual report showing arrests of all kinds made during the fiscal year ending May 1, will soon be ready. He is now at work on the document for presentation to the council at its next session”
Wayne County Indiana Richmond Indiana  Taken From: The Evening Item Article Date: 5/20/1896 Page 4 

This is from a column called “ Brevities”

Mrs. M.E. Reeves was at Indianapolis yesterday. Col. Howe, of the Indiana Central, is here from Montpelier

The Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows, is in session at Indianapolis

Dr. J.M. Thurston is out of the city to be gone until Friday

Carriage and wagon painting, good work, low prices. Rear of 217 North 6th Street

Prison and tenement house cigars do not bear the blue label on the Cigar Makers union

Louisian Temple, Rathbone Sisters, give a social and dance at the Pythian temple this evening

Hary Keelor has gone to Indianapolis to attend the meeting of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows

Miss Alice ???and has opened up a dress making establishment over Ewings drug store on Main Street

Maggie E. Spekenheir of this city has been elected chaplain of the Daughters of Rebekah of Indiana

A case of diphtheria is reported in the family of Harmon Hager, the patient being Florence, aged 10 years

The late Hiatt drug store will open in the 25th inst., under the management of the Westcott Drug Company

Tate’s Barber Shop, 1013 Main Street, is the agency for Wong & Lee Chinese Laundry, 610 Main Street. Leave orders there

 
Wayne County Indiana  Richmond Indiana Taken From: The Richmond Item Article Date: 1/22/1930 Page 2
Circuit Court News
Divorce action has been filed by Ralph Bowman against Myrtle Bowman in circuit court. Adultery is the charge.
Suit has been filed against Wilbur Godwin by Ollie and Clyde Green for $70.70 on a mechanics lien.
Costs have been paid in the action of the Chicago Veneer Company against Harry Pinnick, filed Monday. The action probably will be dismissed.
Clarence Lathrop was granted a divorce Tuesday from May Lathrop, by Judge G.H. Hoelscher. Cruel and inhuman treatment was charged in the complaint.
 
Wayne County Indiana Richmond Indiana Taken From: The Richmond Item Article Date: 1/23/1930 Page 2
 Circuit Court News
“Suit of the Chicago Veneer company against Harry Pinnick for $288.18 on account was dismissed in circuit court Wednesday.
An amended complaint has been filed in the action for $5,000. damages, brought by Ethel Truan against Charles Roland..
The $5,000. damage suit brought by Leo Wolf against D.L. Scott was dismissed Wednesday.
Action of Leland Shafer for $ 1,152. on a mortgage against Kirle Toff(?) and others, has been dismissed at the cost of the plaintiff.

Wills
The wills of Guy and Luzena Jones, man and wife, who died a few weeks ago, only several days apart, were filed in Circuit Court Wednesday. Property, consisting of a 250 acre farm in Greene Township and a home in Richmond have been left to a son and daughter. Guy Jones and Echo Ernsberger. Another daughter, the will states, had been given her share in the estate previously.”

(Contributed by Rose Page)

Oct. 1, 1899
RICHMOND, IN.    The machinery and printing outfit of the Nixon paper mills ere sold yesterday by the agent; Frank Nixon, a member of the firm, bid in the property $6,500. he represented other parties.

A lodge of Rathborne sisters has been instituted at
Hagerstown with a large membership. Much enthusiasm is apparent in the women’s club circle.

A handsome new brick schoolhouse was dedicated yesterday at
Cambridge City, with appropriate ceremonies. A number of addresses were made.

Richmond, IN. Oct. 7, 1897   Newton Baldwin, driver of a poultry wagon, was assaulted last night by 2 highwaymen while about 3 miles out of Economy where he resides. He was knocked from his wagon seat with a stone, and then both attacked him. Baldwin had a revolver, and managed to drive his assailants away, but not before he had been seriously injured. The men failed to get any money.

Richmond, IN.
Dec. 6,1898.  The report sent out from Anderson to the effect that the tin plate trust would close the plant at Middletown, IN. was erroneous.  George A. Laughlin, of this city, owner of the plant there, says it will not be closed when the trust get s control. The report created considerable dismay at Middletown as the plant employs a large number of men.

INDIANA NOTE: 12/14/1898
Perry J. Freeman, postmaster of law partner of Representative Henry U. Johnson, at Richmond, was elected county attorney yesterday, succeeding Hon, John L. Rupe, who held the position  a number of years. Dr. George H. Grant was at the same time, chosen health officer of Wayne County, succeeding Dr. James F. Hibberd, resigned, after 17 years service

Richmond, IN,
May 27,1899. Gaar, Scott & Co. threshing machine manufacturers of this city, the second largest concern of its kind in America, has been receiving daily reports from all middle and Western States on the condition of the wheat crop. The prospects in the northwest are good, but in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois, the Hessian fly is playing havoc with the grain and not over half a crop will result. Orders placed with Gaar, Scott & Co. months ago are being countermanded and tonight a large force of workmen were laid off..

Richmond, IN.
Dec. 31,1898.  Rev. & Mrs. Lewis Kinsey, who reside in the northwester part of Wayne County, today reached the 61 anniversary of their marriage. They are the grandparents of Dr. Joseph H. Kinsey, of this city. Rev. Kinsey is 81 yrsold, and his wife is 79. They are in fair health. They have 3 children , 9 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. They are members of the Dunkard Church.

Hagerstown, IN.
Dec. 30,1898..Richard Jones, who carries the mails between the postoffice and depot at this place, claims to be the oldest mail carrier in point of continual service in the country. Mr. Jones is 68 yrs old and has carried the mails for 36 yrs. In that time he has walked more than 4 times around the earth and a grand total of nearly one hundred thousand miles. He carries the bags on his back and makes extra trips if unable to carry all at one time. He has served since Grant’s first administration. His salary is $70 per year.

9-06-1899
The homeopathic physicians of Richmond have established a free dispensary where the poor of the city will be given medical attention. There are 6 members of the staff.

9/6/1899
Mr. & Mrs. George B. Williams, who are riding from Philadelphia to San Francisco on a wager that they can complete the trip in 90 days, arrived at Richmond yesterday. They are riding a tandem and left Philadelphia Aug. 6. They have made so far an average of about 35 miles a day. A part of the wager is that they shall earn the money for the trip as they journey. This they are doing by selling photographs and giving lectures.

Dublin, IN.
Feb. 2,1898. Mr.& Mrs. J.W. Hull, residents of this place, have always been strong believers in the faith cure. Their daughter Mary about 12 yrs old, took sick sometime last week, from what some thought to be chickenpox. At first little attention was paid to the daughter, but soon the symptoms grew worse and the father and mother wrote to a faith doctor at Greenfield, in whom they had confidence. The received a message from the faith doctor to the effect that their daughter would soon be restored to health. Instead of recovering she rapidly grew worse. Still the parents were not willing to call a physician. A sister and several brothers of the sick girl were sent for an on their arrival at once had a doctor called. By this time the case was beyond control and the daughter died at an early hour this morning with spinal or brain fever.

Richmond, IN.
Feb. 25,1898.  A patriotic spirit has been aroused here over the Spanish situation and it was announced today that a well-known resident of the city had telegraphed Representative Henry U. Johnson that, if necessary, a company of cavalry would be formed here to be at the disposal of the government. The following telegram in reply was received. “it is the prayer of every thoughtful American that there may be no necessity for raising cavalry”.

Richmond, IN.
Feb.22,1896.  Dr. Dougan Clark, the chief figure in the Quaker heresy case at Richmond, has returned from Chicago, where he went for a medical examination. He is slightly improved.

Richmond, IN.
Feb. 23,1896. the Nixon paper Company yesterday filed mortgages on its plant to protect claims against them, as follows: First national Bank of this city, 45,240.  Union National Bank of this city, $1,000. J.S.Ostrander, of this city,  $1,018. Anna Kellerhouse,  of Baltimore, $3,555.  William R. Nixon, of this city, $650.  and Isaac Sutphin, of Cincinnati, 43,000. This action was taken on account of threatened suits, the company thinking it best to put their property into the hands of a trustee. J.S. Ostrander was selected. The property is worth about 465,000, and the liabilities will be about $40,000. Most of the liabilities consist of paper in blank. Hard times, resulting in a year’s bad business, was the cause of the embarrassment. The output of the plant consists of paper bags and manilla wrapping paper.


Richmond, IN.
Oct. 11, 1896.  Dr. J.R. Weist held a post mortem examination over the remains of Dr. Dougan Clark today, and says death was due to pernicious anaemia (sic), which is a deficiency of blood in the system.  As to whether or not his death was brought on in any degree by mental disturbances incident to his treatment on account of baptism, Dr. Weist declined to be quoted.


Richmond IN.
Oct 11, 1896, Miss Wilhemina E. Lut, a young colored girl of Richmond, has just received notice from Washington City  that she has received an appointment in the United States Agriculture department and will be stationed in Indianapolis.


Richmond, IN. Aug.11,1897.
John Valan, an inmate of the Eastern Indiana hospital for the insane, has not yet been captured. When e made his escaped he was without clothing except 2 blankets. Valan’s home was at Marion for a short time, but previous to that he resided in the West. The hospital authorities have been unable thus far to find any trace of him.

6-29-1898
Three union meetings were held in Richmond last night in the interest of temperance and good citizenship. At the first M. E. Church the Hon. S.E. Nicholson spoke, and Colonel Ell Ritter made addresses at the first Presbyterian and Second English Lutheran Churches.

Richmond, IN. Sept.7, 1898.
The fight to secure repeal of the Moore law ordinance in the 7th ward of this city ended in a victory for the temperance element. The city council voted on the question last night and a large majority was for maintaining the law. The Moore law excluded saloons from the residence portions of the city.

Indiana Notes.9-14-1898
The Republican campaign in Wayne County will be opened on the night of the 24th inst. With a speech by Frank S. Posey, of Evansville.

Richmond, IN. Sept. 20,1898.
Ora F. Collins, a resident of Whitewater, was arrested here today on a charge of forgery. It is alleged that he gave a note for $600 to Gaar, Scoot & Co. in payment for a threshing outfit, which bore the false signature of William Alexander, of Middlesboro. Collins was arrested at the local fair grounds. He is about 25 yrs old.


Richmond, IN. Sept. 24,1898.
The divorce suit of Mrs. Mary Cook against Rev. Peter S. Cook, a prominent resident of Dublin, was heard by Judge Henry C. Cox, of the Circuit Court today and resulted in a refusal to grant the divorce. The grounds on which a separation was asked were cruel and in human treatment, but Judge Fox did not consider the evidence sufficient. Mrs. Cook also asked $10,000.This point was settled between him and his wife some time ago. They have been living apart ever since the suit was filed. Rev. Mr. Cook was formerly prominent in the United Brethren Church and was a leader in the crusade years ago, against secret societies.

(NOTE), The judges name in this case is mentioned as both Cox and Fox, I do not know which is correct, so typed as written)

Hagerstown, In. Sept. 24,1898. A terrific storm passed north of this place at 5 o’clock this afternoon, which did great damage. The rain amounted to a cloudburst, streams overflowing in a few minutes. Many bridges are washed out, fences carried away and roads destroyed. Much live stock is said to be lost and much corn destroyed.

Hagerstown, IN. Sept. 21,1898. The 19th annual reunion of the 57th Indiana Volunteers will be held at Westfield, Hamilton County, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 5 and 6th. A.A. Haskett is the president of the association and Isaac Chance secretary. This was known as the “Preachers” regiment because of the great number of ministers who bore commissions in it.

Indiana Notes. 9-14-1898
The citizens if Dublin who have been active in work to secure signatures to a remonstrance against the licensing of a saloon at that place, have failed to secure the required number of names, and it is believed a saloon will soon be opened there.

YOUNG WOMAN IS HIT BY POLICE CAR; NEAR DEATH
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Machine Carrying Officers, Prisoner From Raid Strikes Charlotte Spalding
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SKULL IS FRACTURED
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Operation is Performed Early Today in Effort To Save Victim’s Life
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Charlotte Spalding, 23, was seriously injured Tuesday night at 7:20 o’clock near Ninth and North E streets, when struck by Officer John C. Vallandingham. She was rushed to the Reid Memorial hospital in the police machine, where she was found to have a fractured skull. An operation was performed early today in an effort to save her life. Her condition was regarded as critical.
According to Vallandingham, Miss Spalding had stepped from between two cars parked along the north side of the street, into the path of the police car. He attempted to swerve to the left, but the rear end of the car skidded on the wet pavement, and the right rear fender struck  the girl, knocking her to the pavement, Vallandingham claims.
Bringing the police machine to a stop, the officer, with the aid of another man, placed the injured woman in the machine and rushed her to Reid Memorial hospital.
Officers Vallandingham and Arthur Gardner had been sent to a north end residence to get a woman arrested for violation of the liquor law and were returning to headquarters when the accident occurred. Vallandingham was driving the car with Gardner guarding the woman in the rear seat.
Officer Gardner reported to Police Chief Eversman the accident occurred at the intersection of Ninth and north E streets and that the police car was brought to a stop in the front of the Farwig restaurant, a distance of less than 50 feet.
Miss Spalding had left her home at 625 North Ninth street shortly after 7 o’clock to go to the Reid Memorial church. She had stopped at the Phares drug store on North E street, where she had purchased a stamp and a package of chewing gum.
She had left the store, according to Mr. Phares, and crossed the street, presumably on her way to the Pennsylvania depot to mail the letter. A few minutes later, a hat was brought into the drug store and the druggist was informed the woman had been in an accident.
Police believe Miss Spalding had crossed the street, had forgotten something, and was returning to the drug store when struck. The unmailed letter was found on her person.
Vallandingham reported the woman was standing in the street, when he first saw her. A city street car was coming east and the girl had probably been waiting for it to pass before crossing to the south side. As the street car was about to pass the point where the woman stood, the driver of the police car says he saw her, and that she made a step backwards toward the north side of the street and was struck.
According to Vallandingham, the rear end of the police car skidded to the right, and then as he attempted to right the car, the rear end skidded onto the car tracks. The brakes were applied but they had little effect upon the wet car tracks. The officer stated the car would have stopped within a much shorter space, if the tracks had not been wet.
Miss Spalding was employed as a seamstress at the Adam H. Bartel company on South Eighth street, and is very well known.
Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. George Spalding.
E. R. Fish, of Huntertown, Ind., a mail clerk on the Pennsylvania railroad system, was the first to reach the injured woman. He stated he was standing on a curb at the intersection but did not see the actual impact.
He stated the injured woman rolled into the gutter just at his feet, and that he had picked her up and placed her in the police car.
Fish reported he had stepped off the distance from where the crash occurred and the point at which the car was brought to a halt and found it to be 33 feet.
Richmond Item.  Wednesday Morning, December 11, 1929,
page 1, column 8 and page 6, column 4.
(Contributed by Michelle Kennedy Byrd)

Richmond, IN. Dec.1,1898.
George R. Williams, ex-county clerk, today received from Cincinnati a telegram informing him of the death of Mrs. Ruth Johnson Williams and her daughter, Miss Minnie. Their deaths took place within 4 hours of each other. Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of Dr. N.R. Johnson, of Cambridge City, and an aunt of Hon. Henry U. Johnson, congressman from this district. She was also and aunt of Robert Underwood Johnson, associate editor of the Century. The dispatch did not state the cause of the deaths. The daughter was an expert artist in steel, Her age was 46 and the mother’s 76.

Hagerstown, IN. Oct. 14,1899.
Detective E.J. Weiss, of Chicago, in the employ of John W. Gates, the millionaire manufacturer of Chicago, has been in this vicinity for several days securing evidence and witnesses against Alexander jester, charged with murdering Gilbert gates in Missouri in 1870. No less than 100 persons have been secured by Detective Weiss in this and adjoining counties as witnesses against Jester. They all have been supplied with money to pay their transportation and living expenses for several weeks. On the other hand, there seems to have been no effort to secure favorable testimony for the prisoner. Many persons remember the time when Alexander Jester lived here, and many refuse to believe him guilty of the crime he is charged with having committed.

Richmond; Ind, June 9. - Congressman James E. Watson, who has now returned to Rushvflle, did some excellent work while there in the way of getting pensions for old soldiers. It is stated that during the past six weeks he has secured the increase or Issuance of fully thirty.
Source: Indiana State Journal June 17 1898

Richmond, Ind. June 10 - At Greensfork, nine miles northwest of Richmond last night, a shooting affray occurred between Dr. Charles Fear, a veterinary surgeon. and Edward Wright. The latter was in the employ of Fear and the two had a quarrel which resulted in Wright shooting at Fear four times, all of the bullets taking effect, one in his right lung. Wright then left the scene, came to this city and save himself up.. It is not believed that Fear's wounds are serious.
Source: Indiana State Journal June 17 1898

Superintendent J. N. Study of the Richmond schools; has received a.bronze medal from the committe on awards at the World's fair for excellence of the Richmond exhibit. In all branches, and especially in advanced drawing.
Source: Indiana State Journal June 17 1898

Notlce has been received by the postmaster at Richmond that that once has been placed In the first-class list, the gross receipts of the year ending March 21 entitling it to that place. This change increases the salary of the postmaster to $3,000 a year.
Source: Indiana State Journal June 17 1898

A local branch of the A. P. A. has been established at Richmond with over fifty members.
Source: Indiana State Journal June 17 1898

Richmond Ind Dec 5
An indictment returned by the grand jury today was against James W. Henderson, charging him with embezzlement of $l.800, from the Woodward Lodge of Odd Fellows, Mr. Henderson, until charged with this offenser was a prominent attorney here, chairman of the Democratic county central committee and one of the supreme officers of the Patriarchal Circle.
Source: Indiana Journal December 9, 1896

Richmond, Ind., July 9.—The report is being circulated over the Sixth congressional district that Representative Henry T J. Johnson, although having announced to the contrary, may again make the race for Congress at the Importunity of friends both in and outside of the district Mr. Johnson's law partner, Perry J. Freeman,and others in position to know do not believe that Mr. Johnson has changed his determination.
News Of the Week Current Events (News Article) Date: 1897-07-14; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Hagerstown, Ind.. July 8 - John Locke, who resides about three miles north of this place, and who left his home some months ago to avoid prosecution for stealing a large Quantity of wheat from his grandfather, was arrested and locked in the county jail yesterday.    On numerous occasions last winter John A. Locke missed large quantities of wheat from his granary, where  he had several hundred bushels stored. Mr. Locke discovered his grandson In the act of stealing the wheat, and took out a warrant for the young man's arrest. The grandson took alarm and tied. He was induced to return and was promptly arrested. Others are said to be Implicated with him, and his arrest will probably lead to their identification. Locke Is a member of a good family, his grandfather being one of the most prominent farmers In the western part of this county. Many depredations have recently been committed In that neighborhood, and it Is believed that Locke was a member of a gang which will now be broken up.
News Of the Week Current Events (News Article) Date: 1897-07-14; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Richmond, Ind, July 7.—
The Insanity trial of the Hon. I. Ben Morris, who has been prominent here for a. number of years as an attorney and politician, came to an end to-day in a disagreement. This ends all proceedings. One of them held Mr. Morris to he Insane, dangerous to the community and a fit subject for treatment: the other held him to be insane on the subject of spiritualism only, not dangerous to the community, and that his incarceration would be a great Injustice. The case lasted three days and excited much interest. Mr. Morris assisted to some extent in his own defense, and was looked after by three of the best known local attorneys. Mr. Morris has been a strong believer in spiritualism, and became so Infatuated with the belief that when he was at the hotel he would pull out two chairs besides his own and conduct himself as If he had company at the table. He also did many other queer things, which resulted in the insanity inquest. He now declares that he has renounced the belief.
News Of the Week Current Events (News Article) Date: 1897-07-14; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Franklin, Ind., Sept. 27.—The Big Four Railroad won an Important case here to-day.  It was the suit for $10,000 damages brought by the administrator of the estate of James Rafferty, of Shelby County. Rafferty was killed tor the train near Fairland In July and It was claimed he was pushed from a freight by a brakeman. The case was brought here and has been on trial for a week. The Jury was out at last night.
Source: Indiana Journal Oct 5, 1898

Richmond, Ind. Aug. 22,—The Detroit plan of gardening, the idea being to help the poor of the city get a livelihood, has been quite successful here this year, an excellent display selected from the stuff raised was made,at the city building on Saturday
Indiana Journal June 26, 1896

Richmond, Ind. April 6—The newly appointed Police Board met to-night and elected Charles W. Page superintendent, Fred Krone first sergeant and Richard Smith second sergeant. The offices of detective and captain were abolished. Mr.Page held the position of city detective under the old board.
Indiana Journal April 14, 1897

Richmond, Ind. April 11.—Designs for souvenir badges have been decided on by both the local post of the G. A. R. and of the W. R. C. for the stale encampment in May. The G. A. R. badge will consist of a ribbon and medallion, one side of the medallion to bear a portrait of the late William Tarry, who Is typical of the early Quaker settlers, and the other a seal of the State. Twelve hundred of these will be secured. The W. R. C. badge will also consist of a ribbon and medallion, on the face side of which will be a picture of Gen. Sol Meredith, who was one of Wayne county's most gallant soldiers and after
whom the local post was named, and on the other will be the seal of the State.
Indiana Journal April 14, 1897

Franklin, Ind.. April 8 -  The Southern Indiana Teachers Association is holding its annual meeting In this city. About seven hundred were present to-day and were all expected by  to-morrow's trains. Those who arrived to-day spent their time in visiting the city schools and to-night the opening session was held in the opera house. An address of welcome was delivered by Prof. C. H.  Hall of Franklin College, and he was followed with addresses by the retiring president. A. E.  Humke, of Vincennes, and the Incoming president, W. H. Senour. of Brookville. Music was furnished by the Choral Union and other local
musicians. After the session a reception was tendered in the parlors of the K. of P. hall. About fifteen hundred were in attendance.  The sessions will continue until Saturday.
Indiana Journal April 14, 1897

W. T. Pritchard. recently appointed post-master at Franklin, has resigned as city attorney and J. B. Oliver, of the firm of Overstreet & Oliver, has been appointed. He was formerly a partner of Congressman Overstreet.
Indiana Journal April 14, 1897

Franklin, Ind., Jan. 28 - Wm. B. Law was brought from Jeffersonville to-day by the sheriff and released. He just completed a term of eight years in the penitentiary, his punishment being for killing Aaron Lamon, with whom he quarreled over family matters. He is quite wealthy, and will spend his time for .the present in rest and pleasure.
Indiana Journal February 3, 1897

Col G. R. Williams, of Richmond, has resigned command of the Third Regiment of Indiana Uniform Rank. K. of P., and  Leut. Col. A. D. Osborn, of New Castle, has been assigned to the command,of the regiment, which includes all of eastern Indiana. The time of the next meeting has not been decided on.
Weekly Indiana State Journal January 29, 1896

ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION.
Rifle Ball  Fired  Through A  Door Narrowly Misses Its Mark.
Richmond, lnd., Feb. 26.—John Rikel has been arrested on a charge of attempting to shoot Jacob Minner. While the latter was sitting in his house a rifle ball pierced the door, passing very close to Minner's head, and smoke was seen to arise from John Rikel's barn, which commanded a view of Minner's home, and shortly afterward Rikel was seen making his way from the barn to his house. There has been a long standing feud between the two families, and this influenced the authorities to make the arrest. A smooth bore rifle was found In the possession of Rikel, bearing  evidence of recent firing.
The Warren Republican February 28 1895

RICHMOND, Ind., Jan. 27. - Fred Fox, son of Judge Henry C. Fox, recently appointed to a position in the Cuban mall service, writes home that he is now temporary postmaster at Bayamo, in the province of Santiago. He says everybody there goes armed. Many Cuban soldiers are stationed there and Lieutenant Howard, formerly of Kokomo, Ind., is in charge of  the United States forces.  The Indiana State Journal, (Indianapolis, IN) Wed., Feb. 1, 1899 - Submitted by Candi
Contributed by Candi Horton

Will LACEY, of Fountain City, found a number of his companions in a drug store tasting what the clerk told him was Flowers's extract of arsenic. Thinking the clerk was joking, Lacey swallowed the contents of the glass and narrowly escaped death.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 10 December, 1890

Harry ELLISON, of Wayne county, attempted to poke a rabbit out of a hollow log by using the butt end of his gun, while Charles HELM stood immediately in the rear, bossing the job. The gun was accidentally discharged, and the load took effect in Helm's leg, tearing his knee to fragments.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 11 December, 1890 Page 6 column 5 and 6

Some time ago Mrs. Mary BERTRAM, of Center township, Wayne county, brought suit to collect a five-thousand-dollar note, which she claimed had been given her in satisfaction of a charge that her sister Sarah had alienated the affections of plaintiff's husband. Sarah thereupon instituted suit against Mary Bertram on account, and there seemed no end to the litigation and scandal engendered. This week all parties compromised and withdrew their respective allegations, and the court cases were dismissed.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 11 December, 1890 Page 6 column 5 and 6

BAD AS THE OSGOOD  GANG.
Four of Cambridge City Toughs now in the Jail at Richmond,
CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. Sept. 24.—The fourth member of the gang of thugs in this city was arrested to-day and sent to the Richmond jail to join the others. The last member is Thomas Knox, brother of the Negro William Knox, who was taken in the day after the murderous assault on Agent John E, Gray, who has been an employee for thirty years of the Panhandle Railroad here. The sensation in connection with the case was the arrest yesterday of William Gray, a son of the footpad's victim. Gray, who is thirty years old, and William Murphy, another thug, are said to have planned the assault and robbery on the
station agent. Gray knowing that his father would have money on his way home from the station. All four are now in Richmond jail, and two others are expected to join the gang if the officers can get them.
This city has been at the mercy of a gang of robbers for years who stood by each other when one was caught and lied, the offenders out of jail The current talk is that the city needs a visitation similar to the one that strung up the Ripley county gang last week. Toung Gray has never been caught in any crime, but he has trained with the gang for some time and it was no surprise that he was arrested.
The Negro Knox is said to have made a confession and his story led to the arrest of the others Both Gray and Murphy claim that Knox planned and carried out the robbery by himself, but Knox claims they were both in with him and had their stations on guard the night of the assault. Knox, who took a train to Knighstown that night, returning the next morning, says he went there under instructions to hide the money Knox's brother, arrested to-day is charged with helping in the robbery of a drug store the day of the assault on Mr. Gray. The authorities are now hunting for another member off the, gang named Bell, who disappeared.
For several years the county hereabouts has been the scene of numerous highway robberies. Several times farmers returning home have been "held up" by masked men and had their valuables taken. It is even supposed that the Cambridge City gang has been at the bottom of all these crimes and the authorities are determined to land them in prison.
Date: September 29, 1897 Paper: Indiana State Journal

Cambridge City "Boo" Gang
CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind., Sept. 23.—This afternoon Chester Bell, aged nineteen, a companion of young Knox, who was captured yesterday, was landed by Sheriff Larsh. He is the fifth and last one of the gang of toughs which has been terrorizing this town. Sheriff Larsh and Deputy Tuterow think they have got all and are congratulating themselves that they are breaking up one of the toughest gangs operating in eastern Indiana. It was known by the name of the "Boo" gang, and its members were William Knox, William Murphy, better known as "Bull" Murphy, William Gray,  "Dingey" Knox and Chester Bell. The Knox boys are Negroes. Young Knox and Bell are held for the robbery of a store the day of the assault on Panhandle Agent John E, Gray, father of one of the gang, charged with planning the murderous assault   The youngsters have been used to get rid of the plunder, and would turn over the money to the others. Recently they had in their possession a number of gold watches. some of which were very valuable. Two were sold in this town for a mere song. The man who purchased them, when asked regarding his possession, said he bought one for $2. The watch is a fine gold one and worth at least $75. A lady's watch bearing the monogram 'L.S.' on the lid was obtained in the same manner and the purchaser says young Knox had twenty or thirty in his possession. Where he got them is a mystery
The assault on Mr. Gray, it is alleged, was first suggested by his own son. who, in confederation with "Bull" Murphy, planned the assault. The elder of the Knox boys was to do the slugging and make his escape to Knightstown and when he had secreted the money was to return and make a bold play for his innocence. Knox, in his confession, made since he was landed in jail at Richmond,  claims that Murphy did the slugging and that he gave his coat and hat for Murphy to wear as a disguise. Gray was to remain on the route In order to cast off suspicion. The popular opinion, however, is that Knox was the man who made the assault, from the fact of his quick departure and the bloodhound test. The knife found on him had one blade turned where it came in contact with the iron casting in cutting the air brake hose. Gray told here the next morning that he was satisfied that Knox did the work, but later, when questioned, gave out the startling, information that he knew the attack was to be made on his father, but said he did not think Knox would hit him so hard. Knox has been working  in a livery stable in the city and was discharged a month ago. It has developed that he repeatedly furnished the gang with rigs to drive outside of the city, make a haul and return in the morning before the owner of the livery barn came around. In the hold up of young Ellaberger. while returning from the Hagerstown fair recently. Knox furnished the rig for the gang to make its escape. Another case, at Mount Summit, is possibly the work of the "Boo" gang. A store In that village was broken into and a quantity of whiskey and tobacco taken.
Mr. Gray is slowly improving and is considered out of danger, he did not get a good look at his assailant. owing to the darkness, but thinks Knox is the man who struck him. There was talk of a lynching the night of the assault, and had the Negro been caught it would have been a hard Job for the officers to prevent stringing him up.
Date: 1897-09-29; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Wayne Township, Wayne County, Indiana
John Madden fell sixty-eight feet from a new bridge in Richmond yesterday, striking a pile of stones. He was badly injured, but may recover.
Date: 1896-12-30;   Paper: Indiana State Journal
Transcribed & Submitted by Dawn Minard

RICHMOND, Ind., Jan. 19. 1896 – A few weeks ago W. H. Robbs, an Eastern horse buyer, came here and secured a carload of horses from this county. Among them were Cambridge Girl, bought of John S. Lackey, of Cambridge City, and Red Thorne, bought of David P. Whelan, of this city. They were shipped East and put upon the Boston market, where the former brought $790 and the latter $435.
Contributed by Laudi (Albers) Culbertson

RICHMOND, Ind., Jan. 15.1896  – The board of the control of the Eastern Indiana Hospital for the Insane met yesterday afternoon and reorganized by electing W. D. Page, of Fort Wayne, president; E. G. Hill, of Richmond, vice president, and Silas W. Hale, of Geneva, treasurer. The improvements at the institution, for which $50,000 were appropriated by the last Legislature, are almost completed, and the new buildings are now being equipped. The capacity will be considerably increased.
Contributed by Laudi (Albers) Culbertson

RICHMOND, Ind. Sept. 4 - Tomorrow the administration of  this city changes. Mayor J. S. Ostrander retires and is succeeded by Dr. W. W. Zimmerman: G. H. Scott gives way as treasurer to William G. Needham. and Henry Winder, city clerk, steps out in favor of George J. Knollenberg. Dr. Zimmerman yesterday resigned as coroner. The new as well as the old officers are all Republicans.
Date: 1898-09-07; Paper: Indiana State Journal

RICHMOND. Ind., Dec 2.—It is announced that there is no doubt that Perry J. Freeman, Representative Henry U Johnson's law partner and campaign manager, will be the next postmaster of this city. His appointment is expected on the reassembling of Congress. Joseph L. Smith is announced as the probable deputy, the only office left for the postmaster to fill. Postmaster John G. Schwegman is contemplating a trip to the Klondike. His term will expire in February.
Date: 1897-12-08; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Richmond IN- September 7- The fight to secure a repeal of the Moore law ordinance in the Seventh ward of this city ended in a victory for the temperance element.  The city council voted on the question last night and a large majority was for maintaining the law.  The Moore law excludes saloons from the residence portions of the city.
North Judson IN- September 6- The vice presidents of the Kankakee Valley Sugar Beet Association and others interestd in the development of this industry will hold a meeting at North Judson on Tuesday, September 20, to consider the best method of advancing the cause and to take up the subject of presenting to the next Legislature a memorial asking forthe passage of a bounty law in the interests of the beet sugar industry, similar to the one now in effect in the State of Michigan.  The session will be held at Burch's Opera House, from 10 to 12 a.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m
Submitted by Desiree Burrell Rodcay
"Indiana State Journal" dated September 14, 1898, pg 1

CENTERVILLE, Ind., Aug:. 13.—The old settlers of Wayne county held their thirty-seventh annual reunion at Centerville today. The weather was beautiful and the crowd numbered 3,000. The picnic will be held here again the third Saturday In August, 1897.
Date: 1896-08-19; Paper: Indiana State Journal

V. M. Neeley was arrested near Pennville and placed in jail at Portland. He is wanted at Clarion, Pa., for embezzlement and forgery.
Date: 1895-04-11; Paper: American Nonconformist

Among the gratifying results in Ohio, we have recorded none with more pleasure than the election of our old friend, Abner Haines, formerly of Wayne co., Indiana, but now a citizen of Eaton, Preble county, Ohio, as District Judge, from the district composed of the counties of Butler, Preble and Darke. We are gratified at the success of our old friend, and we are particularly gratified at the defeat of that political apostate, Elijah Vance, who, says the Cincinnati Enquirer, "began his apostacy from principles while in the Constitutional Convention, and closed it in the late campaign by bolting entirely from his party and joining the whigs of Butler, Darke and Preble, to obtain the Judgeship for that Judicial District. He is defeated in all the three counties; In his own by 553; in Darke by 260; in Preble by 143, making the majority for Mr. Haines, his Democratic competitors, 956. This ia a wise disposal of a dishonest and unprincipled trickster. Thus perish all traitors!" — Indiana State Sentinel
[Wednesday, October 29, 1851, "Daily Ohio Statesman" (Columbus, OH) - KT - Sub by FoFG]

AGENT SHOOTS TENANT THEN FLEES TO WOODS
Victim of Quarrel at Webster Is Probably Mortally Wounded— Posse Seeks Gun Wielder.
Special to The Indianapolis Star
RICHMOND. Ind., Sept. 17.-Following a dispute about rent and improvements to a house at Webster this afternoon, Richard Brown, 30 years old, station agent for the C. & O. Railroad at that place, shot Howard Starr, 32 years old, a section foreman, and probably mortally wounded him.
The shot entered the left breast just above the heart and passed through the body, penetrating the lung. Starr's condition tonight is serious.
After the shooting Mrs. Brown flung herself upon her husband and took the revolver away from him,   Brown then entered the station, in front of which the shooting occurred, but no attempt was made to arrest him.
POSSE STARTS SEARCH.
The sheriff and prosecutor were notified, but before their arrival Brown had departed and a posse is searching for him in the woods north of the town.
Starr and Brown met at the station shortly after noon and at once began to quarrel Witnesses say that Starr defended his action in deducting from his rent for the house owned by Brown's father to meet the expense of papering several rooms, which Improvement the elder Brown had refused to make.
Finally the lie was passed and Brown dared Starr to approach him. As Starr started to do so, witnesses say, Brown ran into the station. seized a revolver and fired at Starr, who fell to the station platform. He was at once carried to a nearby house by section hands.
Brown has lived in Webster a number of years and is married. His parents are wealthy, Starr has lived in Webster for three years, is married and has one child.
The Indianapolis Star Thursday September 18, 1913

Epidemic of Diphtheria.
Richmond, Ind., Sept. 15.—The little town of Corona Park, nine miles northwest of Richmond, is over-run with diphtheria. There are 10 cases reported and one death, and two new cases in two days. The schools have been closed and the county board of health will order a strict quarantine of the infected houses.
September 15, 1894

Some boys playing in the vicinity of Busbe's mill, yesterday, found a sack in the race containing the body of a small child. a coroner's inquest was held on it, and the virdict was that the child was born dead and thrown into the water for concealment by some person unknown to the jury.
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 1875  Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel (Indianapolis, IN)  Volume: XXIV  Issue: 91  Page: 2

The Subscriber will sell, on reasonable terms his Farm, Grist and Saw Mill, lying on Noland's Fork, five miles north-west of Richmond, Wayne county, Indiana. The Mills are on a good mill stream and in an excellent Neighborhood. The Farm is an excellent one, containing 195 acres of which 120 acres are under fence; and has on it a superior young orchard, a commodions brick dwelling and other buildings. The Mills Farm will be sold together, or separately or any part of the Farm will be sold with the Mills. Richard W. Cheesman, Jan 22 1828.
The Leger newspaper dated April 9, 1828. Richmond, Wayne Co. IN.
Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney

RICHMOND. Somewhat of an Affray Special to the Sentinel Richmond, Ind., April 27—Two country men from Boston Township, six miles below this city, got into a dispute over a bottle of whisky while driving down Sixth street, this evening and one named Fouler drew a revolver and began firing at his companion, named Peterson. The latter, who had climbed out of the wagon before the shooting commenced, jumped back and knocked the pistol out of Fouler's hand, and pummeled him over the head with it until he thought he had killed him. He then carried him into a Doctor's office and waited until a policemen came up and arrested him. They will have a trial before the Mayor tomorrow morning. If Fouler is able to appear.
Date: Friday, April 11, 1879   Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel (Indianapolis, Indiana)   Volume: XXVIII   Issue: 101   Page: 1 





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