Bedford Daily Mail
January 30, 1912
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David H. Miller, West 9th Street, Afflicted with Softening of Brain

David Miller, West 9th Street, who was stricken several weeks ago with what was thought to be paralysis and who later developed softening of the brain, was today taken to Madison to the Hospital for the Insane at that place. Miller was declared insane several days ago by a medical board before Justice Iseminger. He was accompanied to Madison by his brother, Jerry Miller, and Robert O'Bannon.


NOTE: The item below was abbreviated from the original as noted by the ellipsis.


One of Principal Alibi Witnesses for Alleged Monroe County Whitecapper

O. D. Crum, a well-known stationary engineer of this city and a former member of the Bedford police force, was an important witness for the defense in the Monroe County whitecap case. The Bloomington Telephone says, "Oliver D. Crum, a saw filer formerly employed at Showers factory and now living at Bedford, was the only witness of the morning and his testimony was to help establish Tobias Snoddy's alibi. He testified that on the night of the whitecapping he met Snoddy on the corner of 7th and Maple between 11 and 12 o'clock-about 11:30-which has been established as near the exact time of the regulating.

The defense placed alibi witnesses on the stand Monday for Silas and Newton Adams and Tobe Snoddy in the trial of the latter in the McFarland whitecapping case. Newton Adams was the last to testify that evening. He asserted that he was not acquainted with McFarland prior to the whipping. On the night of the flogging, he said, he was in town talking with his brother, Joe, and Phillip Bond. He said he played checkers up town until after 11 o'clock when he went home.

He denied the statement of Mrs. Mary Malicoat, his landlady, that he had told her he was going fishing on that night or that he had told her not to be uneasy if he did not return to his room during the night.

Silas Adams testified that on the night of the whipping he went to the home of Tobe Snoddy where he was rooming and was in bed by midnight. He said Snoddy came in about 20 minutes later. He said he was uptown all evening and talked with his brother, Tobe Snoddy, and Newton Goodman and denied that Dr. W. S. Simmons and Harold Voliva had seen him driving that day in the direction of the McFarland farm.

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