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Note: For lack of anywhere else (with no names) to put this, thought I'd share it here :) Tooo funny

Source: Saturday Mercury, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana 11 December 1876

A poor, dilapidated wretch who was put to work on the street with a ball and chain attached to his leg, attempted to run away from the Marshal last Monday. He was captured, however, before he got very far and another ball was chained to his other leg. Giving up the idea of running as hopeless, he took revenge upon the municipal government by throwing mud at the city building, until returned to the lock-up.


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1891 -State Penners from Montgomery County

ALLGOOD, Floyd- bad check

ARMSTRONG, Wm - attempted murder on wife

ARNOLD, Harry - assault/battery

BALDWIN, Elijah - slices wife's throat

BARKER, Charles - catches horse thieves

BARNHILL, Eva - stolen goods

BERRY, John K (burglary sent up in 1888)

BIAS, Junior - larceny

BOGART, Sarah -prostitution

BURTON, Charles - burglary

CALL, Fred - murdered


CAMMERER, E.C. - loses life in fight

CAMPBELL, John - Murder

CAMPBELL, Wm. - Perjury

CHANDLER, Wm. - burglary

CLANCY, Michael - murderer

CLARK vs. DWIGGINS - sues for tombstone $

COOMBS, Charley - manslaughter

CUNNINGHAM, Ellen - not guilty of wrongful chiropractic services

DANEWOOD, James - bad check

DUNBAR, Taylor - murdered - see Buck STOUT

ELLIS, Gladys - steals $ - sent to women's prison

FARLOW, George - murders Walter JOHNSON

FISHER, Peter - letter to the people

FOLLICK, Alice - chicken theft

GALEY, Marsh - robbed

GARRETT, Johnson - burglary

GASTINEAU, Newell - horse thief $ for marriage

GERBRICK, Lucy - state - go be good or you're in the Reformatory - Mrs. Gerbrick's children taken

GILLAN, Perry - rape of Poor Farm victim

GREENLEE, Boy - sent to Poor Farm

HAM, Nehemiah

HAMILTON, Lydia - dog bites

HAMPTON, Fletcher - grand larceny

HAMPTON - LEEKE - big goings-on

HAYS, Bill - see Scarlet Women - out

HEATH, J.A. - mistreats son Joe

HEATH, Squire - Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 16 August 1895

Last Friday in the circuit, court suit for damages was brought against Squire S. Heath, of Alamo, by the widow and four minor children of Thomas Mikels. who died August 6. The complaint alleges that Mikels was a good provider and a fine husband when not drinking, but that, he was unable to control his appetite. It charges that the defendant, who is a druggist at Alamo, knew all this and had been warned against selling Mikels any liquor, but that he heeded not and sold Mikels as much as he wanted that on August 3 and at times previous thereto he unlawfully sold him liquor in less quantities than a quart: that in consequence of drinking this poisonous liquor Mikels was taken sick and died on August 6. from the effects The plaintiff ask damages of the defendant in the sum of $5,000 with all proper relief. --thanks Kim H

HIRSHBURG, Roy Norris - from C'ville - murdered in Richmond IN

HOFFE, Otis - assault/battery

HOWE, Charles - petit larceny

Johnson, Arthur - feeds Lewis Lye to Jake Wolverton's boy

JONES, Louis - Petit Larceny

KANE, Tom - chooses jail/fine

KERNOODLE, William - larceny

LIGHTCAP, Nancy - arson

LONG, John - larceny

NEAL, Grover - trial for shooting Perl Bowers

OLD JAIL CHAINS - found

O'Neil, Tommy -- creative shoplifting

PIERSON, Harry - trial deadlocked?

RANKIN, Jack - Elsie - disturbing the peace

REED, Fannie - too frisky

ROGERS, Charlie - Larceny

ROGERS, George - Larceny

Scarlet women - OUT in 1892

SHAFER, Adam - burglary

SHULAR, William - manslaughter

Sick Woman Robbed (unknown)

STOUT, Joseph - "Buck - hangs for Dunbar murder

SUMMERS, Leroy - defrauded newspaper carrier

TAGUE, Joseph - shot

TEETERS, Levi - larceny

THOMAS, James - murdered in NM

VanCAMP, Bessie - see Scarlet Women

VanCLEAVE, E. L. (Dr.) - re. an abortion

VAUGHN, John J - assault / battery

WAVELAND Depot burned -- arrested Barton Baker; Amos Hawkins; Milton and Mary Pursley; Joseph Russell Sharp

WEBSTER, Hugh - robbed

WHITMER, Joseph - beaten in Indianapolis

WILSON, Bert - larceny

WOLVERTON - boy of Jake's - fed Lewis Lye by Arthur Johnson, bully


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