Smithville (IN) News
January 15, 1909
SHERIFF KILLS A MAN
Thomas Box, sheriff of Lawrence County, while taking a man to Michigan City prison and stopping off at Indianapolis, got into a fight with a man by the name of Barrett in a saloon, shot and killed him. Box is now in jail in that city for the murder. Just why Box went through Indianapolis when he could have gone direct on the Monon is the cause of much comment.
Marion Whitted, 40, a farmer who lived near Springville, shot himself dead while walking along one of the main streets in Springville Wednesday evening. Family troubles is supposed to have been the cause of the rash act.
Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.