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Connersville Times (Newspaper) - February 23, 1910, Connersville, Indiana Vol 73 to. 480gonnersvfue Indiana wednesday. February 23, 1910first of Bli or trials on charges against Frank Perkins heard withheld. A Lany witnesses testify one says liquor was bought at Elliott s and Andre s drug stores Shirkey trial begins. Tuesday s daily. The trial of Frank Perkins who was arrested yesterday charged with running a Blind Tiger on West fifth Street in a room adjacent to the Elwood restaurant and directly Back of Walker s Barber shop began before mayor Gray in the City Hall at nine o clock this morning. There was considerable Public interest in the Case and the court room was. Crowded throughout the Day. Bert Dawson testifies. The state s principal witness was Bert Dawson who according to his testimony has been a sort of Porter and Man of All work about the place for the last few weeks. He said that Ever since he had been about the place Perkins had been serving drinks in the Lille room Back of the Barber shop in Liat building. Often he said lie saw Money exchanged and Soi Selimes to had bought drinks of Perkins himself. At other times whisky was freely Given him. He says a Pokr table and a crap table Are now in the room also but he gave no direct evidence As to gambling in the place. Druggists named. Perkins according to Dawson bought Large quantities of liquor at local drug stores mostly at Elliott s drug store. The purchases at the drug stores were chiefly made he says in pints half pints and quarts. The liquor thus obtained by Perks was retailed out to what Dawson describes As a Large and constant patronage. Testimony unshaken. Dawson was arrested in a state of partial intoxication in the place saturday night by officer e. E. Lewis and others. In Cross examination Allen Wiles who with Raymond Springer appeared for the defendant probed deep into the life of the witness asking cutting questions about ills habits and about his connection with the place where of he had spoken. While his testimony a parts was badly tangled the whole damning allegation stood out distinctly after he had closed. During a bombardment of questions by or. Wiles the witness admitted that a new Days ago he had bought half a pint of whisky from a w. Andre for Twenty five cents. Police officers testify. After Dawson officer e. E. Lewis a was examined. He stated toward the beginning of his testimony that lie and other members of the police Force had been watching Perkins for several weeks awaiting an Opportunity to secure conviction. This statement was objected to by the defense and was formally ruled out by the court. The rest of or. Lewis s evidence dealt with what he had found in the room. Among the material discovered there according to the testimony were about a dozen l bottles two partly filled with whisky and the others empty. These were exhibited in court standing in a Long Tow before the bar of Justice. Officer George Frazier and sheriff Anson Miller who were with or. Lewis saturday night when the raid was made also testified supplementing in substance the evidence of or. A it use Shirkey. A James f. Shirkey was s u8iit the last state and the 7the defense he has been tiny a that since or. With Bert Dawson on a Blind Tiger charge. On examination by the state Shirkey was asked whether or not he knew of any illegal sales of liquor being made in the rear room of the Barber shop last saturday and stated Quot i did not because i was not in the Back room when called by the defense Shirkey denied any knowledge of Perkins having sold bartered or Given away any liquor last saturday or prior thereto. Frank Mann another of the witnesses for the defense stated that he loaded at the Barber shop and restaurant considerably but had never purchased any liquor of Perkins. He was named by Dawson As one of the men who had purchased liquor of Perkins. Mann admitted that he i had seen Perkins with liquor but that it was at Cambridge City. Interesting witness. J. M. Downs was the next witness examined by the defense and his testimony proved highly interesting. He testified to spending much of his time at the Barbershop and restaurant and had seen the defendant and others there often. The witness stated that he had never seen any one make a direct Sale of liquor in the rear room of the shop but that he had seen a number of bottles of liquor and some empty bottles scattered about the room and told of some one on one occasion having thrown a dime on the floor after taking a drink. He said he remarked at the time Quot what s the matter is the fellow crazy Quot the witness said he did not know when or How the liquor was procured nor did he implicate any one in the Sale of it. Or. Mckee who is aiding the prosecution Cross examined or. Downs evidently in an Effort to establish More clearly that liquor had at least been sold barred or Given away at the place named. Cd a Riuli Caliel by Ali de Fri Csc but. His to Simony was Only that lie i and never seen Perkins it a i a ,0 i in h Llin iii our it Ith Chilli fus lid to Laa Fod around the Barber and resin Durant a i eat Deal. Afler Crouch s evidence adjoin in ment was taken until after noon. Afternoon session. Several other witnesses for the defense were examined when court reconvened. The general direction of their evidence was to show that they had frequently been about the place where Perkins is accused of having run the Blind Tiger but that they never bought received nor saw sold bartered or Given away any liquor by the defendant. \ defendant on stand. Perkins himself was placed on the stand a Little before three o clock. His direct evidence which was in substance that he was often about the place taking his meals at Elwood s restaurant but that he had never had any dealings in liquor. Prosecutor Edwards Cross examined the witness who became confused when pointed questions were asked him but who stoutly maintained his innocence. Mayor withholds decision. By Mutual consent of the attorneys no argument was made in the Case. It was Given Over to mayor Gray for settlement about 3 30 this afternoon. He briefly stated that the Case was Only a Branch of a larger transaction and that he would withhold judgment for the . W. Andre a n0 sell liquor in any Way says citizen s league. Serious Duncan in rouble Man who brought girl Here is in Richmond investigating. In the Payne Case neither himself nor any clerk had pharmacists License applied lint failed to pass puts him in Dimind Tiger class. Duncan figured As a blackmailer he will he \ i of Rousky prosecuted goalie Winders at Home for friendless. The Fayette citizens league members Are by no Means Idle while the Quot tigers Quot Are being traced to their liars. They Are Busy perfecting their organization strengthening its weak places and gathering Law facts in compact form to be fully equipped for the work before them. For they Are Well aware that the fight against lawlessness has Only begun and that it May be a Long Campaign before the last Tiger and Bootlegger is rounded up. But they seemingly rather enjoy the sport now that they Are getting fairly started. An interesting fact that their research has revealed is that David w. Andre for the second time placed under arrest for illegal liquor Selling is not a licensed pharmacist and had no one so qualified in his store and therefore had no right to sell liquor in any Quantity. They Lear that or. Andre made application some time ago to Theodore Otto Secretary of state pharmacy Board Atco Lum Hiis Bill failed to pass the required examination. To is and has been it seems outside the Pale of the druggists who have a right to sell intoxicating liquor under certain conditions. This would seem from information gathered by the commit tee to be amendable to prosecution under the Quot Blind Tiger act Quot so called. Spita charging that he enticed Goldie Winders away from Home and contributed to her delinquency and says the Richmond item an affidavit will tomorrow be filed against Ralph Duncan in the Wayne circuit court by prosecutor Charles Ladd. The parties Are residents of Cambridge City. Duncan is in the county jail and miss Winders in the Home of the friendless. At the request of marshal Dan Drischel of Cambridge City the couple were arrested last Friday evening by officers Frank Elwood and Daniel Jeffrey in a room at the Lane boarding House in Connersville where they had registered As Man and wife. They spent Friday night in the Connersville jail and were brought to this City saturday. The fact that the girl carried a Large doll about two feet in length excited a Good Deal of at Connersville but prosecutor Ladd holds the opinion that it was with the evident intention of misleading people info to e belief that it was a real child. Duncan has been in trouble Ben having been Char a Quot a wit comply ity in an alleged attain it. To blackmail Nathan Payne of new Castle Sotny months ago. He is about Twenty five years of age and has a wife at Cambridge City. He will be vigorously prosecuted Ana an Effort will be made to Send the girl who is sixteen to the girls Industrial school at Indianapolis. A. J. Roth no longer under doctor s care. Fayette co. Boy mrs. Roth went to Indianapolis today and will accompany husband Home thursday or priday. President of Cole motor company Indianapolis. His Many friends in this City and county will be glad to learn that a. J. Roth has so far advanced in his recovery from a recent critical operation that he is out of the Hospital and is no longer under the care of physicians. Mrs. Roth went to Indianapolis today and will accompany her husband Home thursday or Friday. Or. Roth is wisely taking a Little rest before undertaking the journey Home. The Indianapolis Star this morning contained the likeness of j. J. Coli brother of Ben w. Cole East of the City and of Charles p. Henderson. Beneath the picture was the following comment j the Henderson motor sales com a Pany which has charge of the distribution of the output of the Colemo tor car company of this City will hold its formal opening of the local Sale rooms 23 and 2r� East Ohio Street today. J. J. Cole is president of the Cole company and the designer of the car and Charles p. Henderson is president of the Henderson j sales company. $m0 Advance an Axle Breaks Good sense eted Gansert s horse averted trouble. Tuesday s daily. Or. And mrs. Edward Gansert were driving on Sycamore Street last evening when one fore Axle of their buggy snapped off near the inner end of the Hub. The wheel fell and the buggy pitched Forward throwing the bed of the buggy and the two occupants against the horse s legs. The horse instinctively lunged Forward and or. Gansert at the same moment cried the animal stopped and with More Good sense than horses usually display in such emergencies it stood still until or. And mrs. Gansert had extricated themselves. They have cause to feel that their escape was fortunate As bundled up As they were the buggy might have proved a veritable death trap for them had the horse weeks old baby sith infant son of Joseph Martin found Deakin its Little bed Little one had slip ted Down i Ndeki the cover and died of Asp via Tiona Coroner spicely a a of his experience with Owen l. taxed but $9 hut tie Bonds were beautifully engraved and their face value was one Hundred thousands would in Xot touch them. Joseph Trio four weeks old son of or. And mrs. Joseph Martin living twi Miles South East of Alquina was accidentally smothered in the clothing of its Little bed saturday night and its lifeless body was found by the parents Early sunday morning. The babe had been tenderly tucked away in its cot and As the night was severely cold More than the usual amount of clothing was spread Over it. In some Way during the night it burrowed Dee Down beneath the blankets and away from sufficient air to sustain its life. Words could not express the grief of the father and Mother when the Fate of their Darling was discovered. As a matter of form Coroner c. M. Spicely was called and his verdict was that of death by accidental asphyxiation. The funeral and interment took place today at Alquina. The sympathy of everyone who has Learned of the heartbreaking circumstances is extended to the bereft parents. Farm tenants move. William Doran will take Possession of the s. S. Merrifield farm tomorrow. Emory Baker the present occupant will move to the Yankee town neighbourhood. Unofficial vote of tie Fayette county Republican primary voting place so. Ltd p s a u m m 3. A a g a s t it Quot a. B a o is o u o m m o. "2 m a 0 h 4 is East Connersville. 44 j 49 1 49 49 1 53 1 42 1 15 1 49 1 50 1 48 City Hall. 102 �108 106 104 �113 1 93 1 36 111 il04 1 96 seventh st. Hose House. 73 1 84 1 84 84 1 92 1 88 1 27 1 92 1 83 1 82 Ansted s barn. 54 1 56 i 53 52 1 52 1 4b 1 17 1 54 1 55 1 51 Maplewood Hose t 25 1 30 1 30 30 1 30 i 20 1 13 1 32 32 1 27 Harrison East 1 40 i 40 1 39 39 1 39 1 31 1 13 1 42 j 41 1 38 Harrison West 1 23 1 29 1 30 27 1 30 1 26 1 8 1 30 i 30 a 28 Jennings township a 22 1 24 1 23 24 k24 1 1 13 1 18 j 26 i 25 1 26 Jackson. . 36 1 37, 1-36 36 -1 -36 a a 1 24h 17 i .36 a l 36 1 37 Columbia township 37 i 37 i 37 37 1 35 1 11 1 30 a 36 1 37 1 35 Orange township a a a a a 1 15 1 16 15 1-16 a a i-3-1 15 1 1 17 i 16 Posey Townsl. 19 i 19 1 19. 19 1 19 i 13 1 7 1 19 Lois i 19 Waterloo township. 1,11 lao 9 1 8 3 1 11 1 iv-1 8 Palm View township. 1 14 i 1.3 1 15 12 1 14 1 9 1 7 1 14 1 12 1 13 total 1514 552 547 537 564 427 22$ 569 551 524 a c s its gets in 2 5 "2 Quot 0 a a a v u did 0 s a a 1� 2. The <1 a is fati s s 0 it a Fao in a in 5 v s Jan 03 a m o a h a "3 o ii u a o of u. U s o. U. 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Blodgett of the Indianapolis news who is Quot doing Quot the Rush Ville Bond real estate Deal now in the Federal court has an interesting local Story in a Connersville letter to the news today a part of which is As follows one pleasant a last june the Telephone Bell rang in the office of the Farmers Trust company of Thea City. The Call was answered by Frank Ansted assistant to the president of the company and this is what he says happened or. Ansted did not recognize the voice but it was from Rushville and said that Owen l. Carr. Of that City was talking Quot or. Carr said that the Rushville Gas heat and water company was about to make an Issue of Bonds Quot said or. Ansted Quot and it had been decided to make our Trust company the trustees Trio receiver of the interest if it was satisfactory to us. The Bond i Tsuo was to amount to $100,000 and to wanted to know if i Vul old Loci ii the . I told him Liat to i i not l a Ulf dals i of $100,000 Over the Tylyn Homie but would be Jarl to linear Froid him further. Then the Telephone conversation stopped. Quot nothing More was heard from Rushville and the matter soon slipped my mind. In a week or two or maybe a Little longer three men came into this office. One of them carrying a Little Satchel introduced himself As Owen l. Carr of Rushville and then introduced the others As or. Carroll and or. Walters or. Carroll being president of the Rushville Gas heat and water Here Are the Bonds said or. Carr opening his Satchel. What Bonds i asked somewhat surprised. Why you know the Bonds issued by the Rushville Gas heat and water company to your Trust company. You know i spoke to you about it Over the Telephone Quot or. Carr who seemed to be in a hurry left the room after explaining that or. Carroll the president of to a company could Tell All Abou Carroll and Walters remained. Carroll took out of the Satchel some beautifully engraved Bonds with the name of our Trust company printed in big Gold letters across their face. They were As Fine looking specimens of the Bond Art As i Ever saw. Bonds Cost $200. Quot i began the question Carroll and it did not take me Long to see that he did not know a great Deal about what had been done except that it had Cost nearly $200 to get out the Bonds. Then i called for the abstract and at a glance i saw that the total amount of taxes paid on the property on which the Bond mortgage was Given was a Little Over $9, and i said plainly that our Trust company did not desire to be receiver for the interest on $100,000 Worth of Bonds issued on property that paid a out $9 in taxes. Quot in the meantime e. W. Ansted the president of this company came in and he asked Carroll a lot of questions very few of which he was Able to answer. Finally As the result of that meeting we served written notice on or. Carr and also on the Rushville Gas heat and water company that the Farmers Trust company would not act As trustee for the Bonds and that they must not on the Market with the name of this company 4.i

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