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Indianapolis People (Newspaper) - March 20, 1880, Indianapolis, Indiana Vol. , a Hoh 20, 1880. No 22 a Nancy j. Clem m trial for perjury and found guilty. Tie the relict $100 fee and for years in tie female reformatory. Last night. The cold Spring. Tragedy. The dual murder of or and mrs. Toung. Mrs. Clem As a financier. Steps around and about that there had been an evident conflict. The upward direction of the Ball and other circumstances led to the belief that a person smaller than the deceased and a woman fired the Ball. It was not Lone before the Public had settled Down in the belief that a Man and a woman were engaged in the murder and that the Man bad been shot first Aud the murder of the woman followed hard upon. The horse of or. Young was found about one Hundred and fifty Yards from the bodies hitched to a Pawpaw Bush. He had waited All night for the coming of his master but he came not. The double seated buggy was turned upon its Side. Near the buggy the verdict rendered at potable evidence newly made its impress upon the soft Earth being Clear and Well defined. The track of this Gaiter led to where or. Young s coat was found at the Root of a Large tree. The line of the imprint was crossed by the track of another buggy differing from or. Young s. Into this buggy it was clearly shown by the impress of the foot the owner bad clambered. It was subsequently shown that the horse which bad drawn this second buggy had been procured from Sullivan do Drew s livery stable and been driven on the Day of the murder by syke Hartman a brother to mrs. Nancy e. Clem. A Peculiar interfering shoe told the Story that the Bay Mare Pec had been in the neighbourhood of cold Spring on the Day of the murder. The great mystery surrounding her Money transactions thousands and thousands of dollars passing through her hands. But do one knows what she does with the Money. It is not known this Day. Unto on the Trail of the murderers. Money loaned to her by Bankers and citizens without collateral Security. She resumes her financial operations and borrows Money from whomever she can get it. And inaugurates a new Way of Tak ing up notes. As Fie appears or the toil.�. The trial of mrs. Nancy e. Clem for per jury in swearing that she never possessed certain notes of hand which she it is alleged tricked w. H. Wishard out of pretending Bhe was going to pay and then snatching them has been on before judge Joshua g Adams Aud a jury pretty much All the work. The court room is densely packed during the sessions of court with people of All classes a number of ladies among them a anxious to see this remarkable woman a this heroine of the Gold Spring tragedy who has been once More brought conspicuously before the Public. Had the perjury mrs. Kancy e. Clem is a barged with committing been an Ordinary perjury a or rather were mrs. Clem an or Alary woman the criminal court room would not be daily crowded with an eager throng of citizens anxious to obtain a View of the Central figure who was convicted of one of the most Lienous dual murders that has disgraced this fair state. Though More than a decade has Bince the terrible tragedy occurred at cold Spring it is by no Means forgotten although the details of the fearful murder May have passed from the memory of most of those who were at one time cognizant of the particulars to be renewed upon the appearance of mrs. Clem again before a court of Justice. We believe the readers of the peopl6 will thank it for refreshing their memory tis to undoubtedly the coldest blooded and at the same time most mysterious have Ever occurred within the state and we shall at once to our task and give the his tory antecedents and results of the great crimes that were enacted on the i2th Day of september 1868, of a saturday afternoon. The most of our citizens Are acquainted with the location of cold Spring. It is on the West Bank of White River three Miles due West from the Northern extremity of the City and was if it is not now a Crescent shaped Sand bar of about one Hundred and fifty Yards Long and a Hundred feet across the Center at the Bend of the Stream. Adjacent to the Balsa Small Ravine from which Issue the Waters of cold Spring. Soldiers encamped Here during the War and it has always been a great resort for picnic and fishing parties. The foliage around in Home places was thick and dense with an abundance of undergrowth but on the bar proper was Little else than a clump of Willows. This was a favorite resort of Jacob Young one of the victims of the terrible tragedy which has Given to the place almost a world wild reputation As the spot where was committed a deed of remorseless horror. Discovery of the bodies of or. And mrs Tourno. On saturday evening september 12th, 1868, two children of major Erie Locke who were fishing with their father in the Vicinity of cold Spring saw lying Down on the bar above mentioned near the Willows a Man and a woman while smoke issued from near where the woman was lying which induced the belief that she was smoking. They were lying a few feet apart Aud the Man was in his shirt sleeves. The children had previously heard the heavy report of a gun. The children thought nothing of the repo. T or the appearance of the Man and woman As a great Many persons Hunters and fishermen were in the habit of visiting the locality. During the afternoon the same persons were seen lying on the bar by two or three other parties but nothing was thought thereof. It was not until the next morning that it was discovered the persons were the dead bodies of Jakoband Nancy Jane Young Well known citizens of Indianapolis husband and wife. The Man was found lying on his Back without boat or Vest and his head nearly shot away. His hands were joined above his head grasping hand full of Sand and shells. His Vest was banging on one of the Willows his hat near him and his umbrella open at his feet. Eight or ten feet from him Lay a double barrelled shot gun with one barrel exploded the Force of the charge having cocked the lock. The other barrel was discharged but cocked. When the other Load was withdrawn it was fou Iid to consist of a double charge of powder with eight ballets equal to two loads of shot. It was evidently intended that one if not both loads should do execution and one of them certainly did. One of the bullets was Sab sequently found in the dead Man s Skull. The shot bad evidently been Fred obliquely from behind probably from the Clamp of Willows about Twenty feet away. The body of the woman Lay upon its right Side with one Arm under the head about eight feet a the bar from the Man. Her hat and veil were lying near her. A Ballet had entered the amp base of the brain and lodged in the top of the forehead passing through the brain and no doubt causing instant death. The front of the body from the Chest to the Knees to burned so that the intestines were i pos a the face was not disfigured. The Millet was it afr of a cart Ridge revolver. It is that Tobt that her of lobes Jeremt on fire from uni zip Micio of the Tol. Foot the bodies were brought to the City and then commenced the search for the perpetrators of the murders. It was not Long before it was discovered that the gun had been purchased at Solomon s Pawn broker shop on Illinois Street by we. J. Abrams a Well known citizen and intimately acquainted with mrs. Nancy e. Clem and the murdered husband and wife. They had All been connected in mysterious finans Quot Quot operations. Abrams had bought the t on the very morning of the murders Ait a visiting two or three other places than Solomon she was arrested four Days after the murders. He denied having purchased the gun or knowing anything about it but he was identified to the satisfaction of a jury which convicted him and sentenced him to the Penitentiary for life. The evidence however against Abrams never went to show that he took an Active part directly in the murders. His actions were accounted for during the entire Day the most of which time he was at Home. Abrams was a Man of fair repute though considered extremely Sharp in Money transactions. Silas Hartman mrs. Clem s brother was arrested on the 22d of september nearly week after the arrest of Abrams. He endeavoured to prove an Alibi but signally failed he subsequently committed suicide in jail after making a so called confession which no one believed. He entirely exculpate his sister mrs. Clem throwing the conspiracy and murders upon a Man named Dorsey another named of Cus Abrams himself Aud a noted woman by the name of Frank Clark. He said that Fiscus killed Young and Frank Clark killed mrs. Young. On the 8th of october nearly a month after the discovery of the dead and mutilated bodies of or and mrs. Young upon the Bank of cold Spring the general Public was startled by the report of the arrest of mrs Nancy e. Clem the wife of a Well to do and prominent grocer William f. Clem residing on St. Clair Street. Here Are the circumstances in Briel which led to the arrest of mrs. Clems two women and a Man had been seen upon the Beach on the saturday afternoon of the murder. A woman had accompanied or and mrs. Young in their drive to cold Spring she had been seen to get in the buggy near the state House. This woman was recognized As mrs. Nancy e. Clem. The track of a woman s new Gaiter shoe had been traced from near the Beach to the buggy to which Hirtman had driven the Mare pet in the Vicinity of the Beach. A woman was known to have had mysterious financial dealings with or Young and Abrams. Immense amounts had passed Back and Forth by Tweett them and other Pai ties bottle meets Al is taking place on the 11th or 12th of a Ach and every month. Settlement Day had taken place once too often at cold strip of Ott the 12th Day of september 1868. Quot mrs. Clem kept her Money transactions carefully from the knowledge of her husband. It was shown that mrs. Clem had punch to de a new pair of gaiters and had the heels lowered. The tracks in the Earth corresponded with a lowered Heel Gaiter and with mrs. Clem s foot. She was known to have worn her new gaiters on the Day of the murder. After that Day they were never seen by mortal Eye. A Ahe induced one or two relatives to swear that she was at Home All saturday afternoon and endeavoured to have others testify they had seen her at the window of her dwelling on the afternoon named. Such was the Power of the woman Over one or t to of her imy relatives that they actually did swear As directed by mrs. Clem but subsequently recalled their testimony. When Abrams was arrested she sent h in by his brother $4,900, which she had hidden in a relative s stove next door. The circumstantial evidence was very Strong against her but Theja by upon her first trial disagreed standing it was stated 11 to 1 for acquittal. Sequently As is pretty generally known mrs. Clem had another trial and was found guilty of murder in the second degree a most incomprehensible verdict under the circumstances and sentenced to imprisonment for life. After an incarceration of several years at the Penitentiary at Jeffersonville mrs. Clem s Ood Luck seemed to follow her before the supreme court and they nosed out an error or something or other it matters Little what a they Are always doing this sort of thing and she was granted a new trial. The third trial was held at Lebanon Boone county a change of venue having been granted which again resulted in a verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree with penalty of imprisonment for life. Again was the supreme court appealed to and a decision had reversing the judgment of the court below. When brought to trial for a fourth time the commissioners of Boone refused an allowance for expenses Marion county having refused to pay the court costs of the preceding trial and would 3ay nothing further for transportation of the Ligate s witnesses or Cost of prosecution. Under these circumstances it was impossible for the state to proceed and the prosecutor for the Boone county circuit entered a Nolle Rosemai in the Case and the woman was set ree. Abrams was shortly after released from the Northern Penitentiary and the murder of the Youngs husband and wife it not unborn babe on cold Sprine Beach on spot. 12th, 1868, is still in avenged making one of the bloodiest spots on Indiana s historical . Clief s Fiksak Cirii operations. Probably what ave the murderer of the Sounra More notoriety than anything else were the Peculiar financial transactions connected therewith. La had been i Crown some time before the murders that mrs. Nancy e. Clem was in the habit of borrowing Large sums of Money not Only of a vate individuals but of the Banks. This woman could neither read nor write yet she was in the eyes of the few an eminent financier. She had such winning ways that it is said Bankers would loan her almost any amount of Money and not take even the scratch of a pen As acknowledgement thereof or Security a therefor. She would borrow at times As High As ten or fifteen thousand dollars. Or. Duzan Well known to most of our old citizens and mrs. Clem s family physician loaned his patient thousands of dollars at a time. He testified that he could t remember the first loan but in the year of the murders he made a second loan of $5,000 to mrs. Clem. This was in february. On april 2d he loaned her $2,000 april 22d, $1,300 May 5th, h,600 11th, $6,000 August is 6,q00 August Leth 6000-in addition to two notes one of $3,600 and another of $15 ,-000, which Diso wanted at Fletcher a Oruro Man s Muik and on paly 11th he 1. Quot a l showed loaned her ?20,000 for fourteen Days. In seven Days she returned him $14,000. He declared that he never really knew what she did with the Money although she once when pressed told him that she was buying up claims. Their arrangements were to furnish equal amounts and Divide the profits in this unknown and mysterious business. She declared that the men she did business with were honorable and reliable that Duzan knew them but she would not reveal their names. The doctor s share of the profits at one time after paying mrs. Clem 10 per cent in addition to her share for her trouble was $8,000. He took no Security for his Loans the Gross amount he letting her have being ,300. When negotiations Between them ceased she owed the doctor $6,000�?this at one time she offered to him. He told or to keep it until he wanted it the murders ensued and he was never repaid. It was in evidence at the trials that Young was also a heavy Borrower. He borrowed from the Banks and individuals also As did mrs. Clem and Large amounts at a time and yet no one seemed Ever to know what particular speculations he was engaged in unit was very evident that both he and Abrams were connected with mrs. Clem in financial business of some description or other. There is very Little doubt but that Young when he was murdered had a Large amount of Money upon his person for at that time he was owing the Banks etc., borrowed Money in the neighbourhood of $40,000, and no one Ever knew what he did with this Money. The nature of the business transacted Between Nancy e. Clem Young and Abrams has never been fully made known. Some claimed they were engaged in counterfeiting having got hold of an old u. S. Counterfeit plate and that the Money they manufactured was shoved off in repayment of borrowed Money and no one was Ever Able to detect it. Others claimed they were connected with a Gold mine and had it All to themselves. Others again would Quot have it that they belonged to a band of smugglers who had discovered a Way of doing it and not getting found out. The Youngs died and made Ilo sign while Abrams and mrs. Clem have never told. A after reviewing All the circumstances we Are inclined to the belief that it was nothing More nor less than a huge Confidence game that engaged the attention of these parties with Sike Hartman thi own in for ballast he is represented As not having been fit for much else. The time came when there was to be a Divide and Young seemed to have pretty much All the Money. The Banks and others were minus. It was a Good time to strike and decrease the number of Active partners. But it was a bungling piece of work after All and detection imprisonment and suicide followed. One More murder it not two that of an unborn child a had been committed than was probably intended for it was not until Jacob Young was hitching up his horse to Start upon his fatal ride that mrs. Young asked if she too could not go along and they started together upon that ride from which they never returned. Mrs. Clem s triumphant return. A relic of the cold Spring horror. After a Nolle pro Sequi had Baen entered in the Case of mrs. Nancy e Clem charged with the murder of the Youngs because Marion county although it had just built a two million Dollar court of Justice was too poor to pay that Justice might be done to the murderer of the Youngs mrs Clem returned Home. There was no demonstration made upon her arrival the brass band nor the fire department was called out nor was she assured otherwise of the distinguished consideration of her fellow citizens. Sike Hartman was in his grave Abrams was in prison and the blood of the Youngs watered the Beach of cold Spring and Alt Tough mrs. Clem was is Quot it were Monarch of Quot All that she surveyed she did not seem disposed at first to make any great fuss Over it nor so far As we have been Able to learn threaten to sue Lor false imprisonment. Her faithful husband who had faithfully stood by her through thick Aud thin and evidently believed in her As no other Man did received her into his House Over his grocery on Massachusetts avenues and for some time we he ird but Little about mrs. Nancy e. Clem. Once in a great while it was reported however that she had been seen upon the Street and Peter Wilkins sex detective. Had upon two or three occasions interviewed her. Not a great Many Moons had waned before it was understood that mrs. Clem had again gone into business and we heard of her borrowing and wanting to borrow. Again did she seek out Well known moneyed citizens gentlemen who it was Well known did not object to the scriptural Law of usury but were anxious t obtain a Good heavy percent upon their investments. Merchants of High and Low degree Farmers boarding House keepers and poor women who had accumulated hard earned savings fell victims to this Confidence and conscience less woman a lured by the deceptive bait of getting something for nothing. But it was not a great while before they discovered they had got bit and then began Crim nations and recriminations and suits to recover followed. Mrs. Clem s string upon her second venture was not a very Long one. It was soon wound up and her Little Money making game with it. She found herself again in the toils with the Penitentiary this time Aud not the Gallows staring her in the face and it remains to be seen in the present trial whether or not she will have a Safe deliverance. The perjury with which mrs. Clem is charged consists in an affidavit which she made before a notary Public stating that she never had certain notes of hand for certain different amounts a hich she had taken up by the somewhat novel method of snatching them from the hand of the gentleman who presented them for payment. She had fixed upon an evening when they should be produced for payment and had prepared a package of Cut newspaper to resemble Bank notes which she had on the table to insure Confidence into the Young Man who upon so fair a showing had Little hesitancy in presenting his notes. It is claimed and sworn to that mrs. Clem afterwards boasted How cleverly she had tricked the Young gentleman out of his notes by a package in the shape of a Brick made out of waste paper. He laughs Best who laughs last Quot is a Good old adage. On trial for perjury. The indictment for perjury against Nancy e. Clem was found by the Marion county grand jury in their january term 1879, and is based upon her deposition taken before a notary Public in the office of Harrison Hines amp Miller on the 21st Day of March 1877, the testimony so obtained being used in a cause in which Hezekiah Hinkson was plaintiff and Christian lout a. J. Vansickle and w. H. Wishard were defendants this cause being an action in which plaintiff complained of defendants and brought suit to recover in two promissory notes which plaintiff alleged to have been executed by said lout and Vansickle payable to the order of Wishard and transferred by Wishard to Hinkston the plaintiff before their maturity both notes alleged to have been dated and executed on the 9th Day of May 1876, one being for $2,600 and the other for $500, both due sixty Days after Date. Hinkson could not produce the notes claiming that they had been destroyed by Nancy e. Clem who snatched them from the hands of William h. Wishard when be one night brought the notes to her at her House Corner Massachusetts Avenue and Alabama Street for payment. Mrs Olem being a material witnessing the cause Between Hinkson and lout Vansickle and wish Sid made affidavit that she did not have these notes that she never had a note for less than ninety Days and that was a note from or. Vansickle and or. Lout that was dated feb mrs. A key Clem. Or. Wishard two notes which he brought to her House on Massachusetts Avenue never did show to Lena Miller two such notes crumpled up and say to her that she mrs Clem had snatched the hands of or. Wishard never said anything in my life about snatching any note of any kind from w. H. A shard and miss Lena Miller never saw any such notes signed or purporting to be signed by these parties. Nancy e. Clem s appearance. The appearance of this famous woman is thus described by the journal As he appeared in the court room on the first Day of the trial the defendant took a seat near the table about which her attorneys were ranged her husband William f. Clem seated at her Side. She wore a Plain Black hat covered by a dark Green veil pinned at the Back the ends of the veil falling Over her shoulders which were covered by a Lively coloured imitation Paisley shawl. She wore a modest Black Alpaca dress dark gloves and Jet earrings. She seemed somewhat nervous her Cheeks were flushed and she moved about uneasily in her chair. She was Alert to All that was going on and shot keen glances from her dark Grey eyes around the room taking in the judge the Jui yall the lawyers and the audience. She is no longer Good looking though still plump. Her hair is dark Brown showing no Trace of Gray and time has not ploughed the wrinkles in her face As deeply As one would expect cd Sid ing he years and her experience. Four or five ladies crossed the floor to get a Good look at her. She stood the critical review without wincing a Glare of Defiance lighting up her eyes. She then turned to her attorneys. Making some whispered remarks at which theft was a smile went round after which she smoothed out her dress folded her hands upon her Lap and listened attentively to the Call of the jury men. Her attorneys had wanted to continue the Case three weeks claiming that they would have to Send to Chicago for witnesses but were promptly stepped on by judge Adams. John s. Duncan James m. Cropsey f. M. Wright Charles Cooper and h. N. Spaan appeared for the defense with general Fred Knefler As advisory counsel. Prosecutor Elam and Deputy prosecutor Brown appeared for the state. Judge Heller the regular criminal judge had been engaged As prosecutor in the Early stage of mrs. Clem s late troubles and hence the Case was Given Over to the tender mercies of judge Joshua g. Adams of the circuit court. A persistent attempt had been made to obtain a change of venue and we can but think upon Good grounds the possibility of mrs. Clem obtaining a fair trial in this Community but the various motions to this effect were overruled. The jury. Contrary to expectations a jury was obtained upon the second Day of the trial consisting of the following old time citizens a Eorge w. Mcclelland Gardener c. C. Lafferty collecting agent Isaac Ray grocer Martin l. Rudesell not in business Thomas Hunter Liam trimmer Levi Clark Grain dealer Jacob Grube Farmer Albert rivet dry goods merchant Henrj Lawrence Butcher James Mcclain Carpenter William a Jackson dry goods clerk Amos h Mills Farmer. Prosecuting attorney Elam made a presentment of his Case and the trial was fairly gone into. The prosecution was fought at every step it took and almost constantly were objections taken and the objections overruled. A mistake was discovered in the name of the principal witness. In some of the documents relied upon by the state it was Hinton and Hinxton when the name is Hinkson. What pretended to be a True copy of the lost notes was produced. Hinkson s testimony. Hezekiah Hinkson was the first material witness placed on the stand. He pcs Ifield As follows i reside in the Western part of Perry town shop have lived there Forfia in one years. I spell Luy name a in is on. I was born there. I am 4 firmer. I was in the army a Captain and was away during the War. I had a suit in 1s77 again 3t Chriatian lout and Andrew j. Van sic Klothe suit is stir pending. Harrison lines it amp Miller Are my attorneys. I was present at Harrison s office when mrs. Clem made her Deposit Iton not All the time but a portion of the time. That deposition was taken in this City Aud county i know something of Nancy a. Clem. I have known her since september 20,1875. Made her acquaintance in mrs. Barnes Robins where she lives. I was solicited to go there by pm ter Wilkins. It was upstairs. I loaned mrs. Clem $-200 or a Joo at my first visit for Twenty or thirty Days. It was repaid. I then loaned her Money after that at different times. She paid me pretty god interest Don t know How Macb. She paid that before due and borrowed More. She got the lamp it of me i think in january or february 1876. When i quit loaning Money to her she owed me about 6,000. The career amounts were in november and december 1875. We got 92,000 at one time. I had notes from her when i quit Daung with her. First i had some notes with Cook s name on them secured by Mort we. I gave up the Cook notes and the lout and Van sickle notes took their place. I got them about april 1876 some of her some of Wishard my son in Law. He banded them to me by her direction. In april i bad four notes from her two $1,500, one 92,500 and one <500 notes. The two $1,500 notes i gave to or. Har Rison mrs. Clem was to pay the notes talked to her about them in july. The <2,600 note was renewed once. It was first for ninety Days next for sixty Dayu. The renewal was Early in May for the 92,500. That and the 9500 note were handed me by Wishard who went to her House by mrs. Clem s request who fixed the time for him to come. They fell due Early in july. Mrs. Clem talked to me about paying the notes when they became due. She said they would be provided for. Wishard was to go and get the Vioney. She suggested that. I saw her at her Bouse. I saw Ber several times in that month going to her Bouse at her req St. Came to town with Wishard the Day fixed for settlement. She said that Wishard was to Coile in the evening. Wishard left me at Mozart Hall to wait until be came Back. The Street lamps were her a fore i took any meals myself. This was at the Sochi Taxon of the husband and son who wanted to become acquainted with hex. The first conversation i had a the her about the i notes that Hinkson had was the last of june 1876. When she proposed to me to get them. She said Roget them any Way i could. I told her i would t do it Bhe said a Day or two after that she would get j to Quot it them you la have to pay Iklin i u get them without paying for Iii a of said she intended to have Lifave the boy Meang notes. She said a few Days aft. I a it was in her own room that she told me this. Paid for i but she ii Emu Noii Wojcil u la or them How did Isu get them Quot she w Quot de How. She said they w herself talked about the interest a Little Kinc in a package that looked like Quot he i a size of a Brick and said Quot Al a them Shes Iii to Al is hand and she snatched them and ran out of the room shutting her door after her. I understood that this occurred m mrs. Barnes room. She laughed at the trick she had played and said she thought it was so cute and Tharp. I said i Don t believe you have the notes when she went into Albert s her son s Rwm and brought out two notes All crumpled up. Holding them in her hand saying. Quot Here they Are Quot then i took one of them from her hand and opened it out. She opened out the other one. The one i had was for $2,500. Dated May 9,1876, and was for sixty Days. I saw the signature it was signed by lout Aud Vansickle. The other note the one in Hir hand i saw but did not read. The were Hll t be notes i saw at that time. At another time 1 saw to. ,.500 notes. They too were signed if Vansickle. 1 held for mrs. Clem two 81,500 notes. She gave them to me and told me v i u Rya Quot and or. Nicolai the grocer and the Butcher that i had loaned these two men lout and Van sickle ,000. I held the notes two Days but refused to Tell or. Ryan and or. Nicolai what she had desired me to Tell them. Then she said they were not Good notes that they were forged notes. On of these notes i afterwards saw in or. Hinkson s hands in my own suit against w. F. Clem mrs. Clem and Albert Patton. I recognized it by the letter Quot i Quot being blotted. I have no claim against mrs. Clem now. My suit against her and her Hub acid resulted in my favor and 1 hold a Well secured judgment. The amount is 88,-147 50. After i left no. Massachusetts Avenue i went to the Shively Block. Kepi boarders there. After that m november 1875,1 took the Enterprise hotel which had been built for me. I furnished it. I has an average of one Hundred and sixty boarders. My visits to mrs. Clem to try to get my Money were frequent from the latter part of june. 1876, to the last of july 1876, when she Shook me taking me by the shoulders. That frightened me so that i never went Back. I never saw Hinkson until after i brought suit. Mrs Clem in speaking of tim to me said that he was Quot her i never met Wishard until last monday morning in the corridors of the court House. He a a not a witness in my Case Hinkso i was. Mrs. Barnes recalled. Mrs. Barnes recalled mrs. Clem told me that she was going out for awhile and or. Vansickle would be there with a note and for me to take the note and keep it until she came Back. This was in the Spring of 1876. While she was out Vansickle called with a s500 note signed by Christian lout and Andrew j. Vansickle. He gave me the note which i gave to mrs. Clem when she came Back and i never saw tha note afterwards until mrs. Clem showed it to me in her hand All crumpled up that she had snatched it from the hands of Wishard. The state Here rested its Case and witnesses were called for Jyz Latu Jtj �T�1.5= a not lighted when be left. It was dusk but not dark Rumary 14th, for ninety Day this and two a Cisne Back about thirty minutes after. I think notes for one year were she made oath the the Gas was lighted when be came Back. He started Only notes she Ever had from these gentle off with four notes the two ,500 notes thai men that she never had the two note describe. By Hinkson. Never had a five Hun 92, note and the 9500. He delivered to me on Hla return the two 91,500. All the. Notes were dred Oliari id by Christian lout and a. J. Van Wlsh Tad to want Lor the Iii to in never snatched Siroi amp the lands or a pipe to to be reef. These men were to be there at mrs. Clem s that evening to sign the two notes if they were not paid. The two $1.500 notes it was understood were to be made for Shorter time. When Wishard got Back to Mozart Hall we both went Back together to mrs. Clem s. When we got to mrs. Clems she was standing in the door at the head of the stairway. I stood just within the door Wishard beside me. I told her i wanted the Money or the notes she had snatched from the boy. She shrugged her shoulders stamped her foot and said i Illy Wishard had t been there she did t know him. I told her she did and i must have my Money. 1 talked a Little loud which attracted the attention of passers by. She talked about the police and or. Clem s coming. I told her i did t care for anybody i wanted my Money. Maybe i swore a Little. She told me to keep quiet and i should have my Money if i waited till morning. I thought she had got All the notes but Billy a ave me Back the two �1,500 notes and i never again saw the 82,500 or the 8500 notes. I went Back next Day alone. Saw mrs. Clem. She did not admit that she had the notes but told me to be easy for 1 should be paid. She said All the notes would be paid. In one or two Days she said i should have my Money. Is that All that was said or. Hinkson that s about the brains of it. I went several times after that to talk about her paying the 82,500 and 8500. This went on for several Days maybe not a week. She did t want me to go to see or. Vansickle or or. Lout. Each time i was there she said she did t want them to be annoyed. I went there time and again for some time. I saw mrs. Barnes several times during my visits to mrs. Clem s. Hinkson was Cross examined at considerable length but his testimony was not weakened materially. Wishard s testimony. We. H. Wishard the Young Man from whom it was claimed mrs. Olem had snatched the notes was placed upon the witness stand on the moff la it fun Irttie two Day of a in Tbs to. He gave in the following evidence i am thirty one years old and was bom and raised in Kerry township Marion county. Got acquainted with mrs. Clem in 1875. Had no dealings with her until january or february 1s76. She sent for me one evening to come and see her. That night Peter Wilkins son came after me. I went got there about 8 o clock. This was in the Early part of february 1876 she said two Farmers had owed her Money since the War. Their names were lout and Vansickle that they could not raise the Money but would give her notes. She wanted me to get the notes Cai it hed for her. I went two or three times More to see Ber and finally got the notes. Tried to get them cashed and failed. Turned them Over to Hinkson Iny father in Law and she said that was All right. She was to give me 9509 in Twenty Days for my services. Hinks on held these notes until they were about due the notes were for 82,500 and 9500. Hinkson wanted Bis Money on them and was pressing her for it. She finally made arrangements to renew the notes. I Wentsel eral times to meet lout and Vansickle to get the notes renewed. She finally said they would surely be there on the evening of the 5th of july. Wanted me to come at dusk and meet them at her Bouse. I did so and took the notes with me. I went up the Back Way she met me in the Hall and took me into mrs Barnes room said Quot these men Don t want to sign the notes i will just pay 8he# nent off then and got a Small bundle wrapped up in a newspaper resembling a Roll of Money and said Quot let me be those notes they were Given for ninety i told her no Only for sixty Days. She said Quot that is not right or. Hinkson is a Good Man and i want him to have All his then i took the notes out and had them in my hands and was showing them to her when she snatched them and ran into her room and locked the door after her. I went and told or. Hinkson who was waiting for me at Mozart Hall and we went up there. When we got there Hinkson said Quot i want those notes or the Money at she said Quot a that notes Quot he said Quot the notes you took from Billy she replied Quot i Don t know Billy Wishard i never saw him he has t been Hinkson get mad and swore some. Then be threatened to have her arrested. She then told us to come Back in the morning and she would make it All right and went away. Nothing new resulted upon Cross lamination. Testimony of mrs. Eunice Barnes. My name is Eunice Barnes. I have lived in Iowa for the past few months. When i lived Here i lived on the Corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Alabama Street Over a grocery store. Had lived there nine years. Mrs. Chem came there in 1874 i left in 1879. She occupied rooms on the same floor that i lived on. I had three rooms she had the same number. There were no other rooms except those occupied by mrs. Clem and myself. I rented of Frank Clem. I understood he owned the building. I am a widow. Never knew mrs. Clem until she came there in april 1874. I had there with me my son Charles an d a Man named Cook. Or. Cook rented a room of me. My husband died fourteen years ago. He was superintendent of the journal office. I Cut Ime Back from Iowa three wei.k3 ago. I saw or. Hinkson the first time in the fall of 1875, in september. He came into my room. Mr8. Clem had told me a gentleman would Call to see her. It was arranged Between mrs. Clem and myself that he should come into my rooms. He came a number of times to see mrs. Clem. Clem snatches the not. It was in july 1876, that i came Home one evening after a walk and was taking of Quot my things that i heard a rustling of paper in the room next to the one i was then in it was about 8 o clock in the evening. I bad a Light in my room Aud there was a Light burning in the Ball. The rustling was Quick lasting Only a moment. Inn mediately afterwards my. Clem passed hurriedly past the door of the sitting room into her own room shutting her door after her., i do not know whether she locked the door Atter then i saw or. Wishard going out he did not a Peak hot went Down stairs. Mrs. Clem came into Vroom in a Little while and said Quot i have taken up of Ose notes she b id told me before that she twos going to take up or. Hinkson s notes. She was a Ming and bold log the notes in Ber hand. They were sampled but she opened them out and showed to my one was for 92,500, and the other 9500. I did not notice who they were signed by. So said they were Hinkson s notes. While she was there there were footsteps on the stairs. She went out to go to Ber own room a came in right after his Mother. I told mrs Barnes i Hinkson and Wishard appeared at the Bead of the wanted Charley to go for or. Clem. That was an s airs. Or. Hinkson slipped inside the door nto the hour or three quarters of an hour or May be a Hau Ball she told Hinkson she did t know Wishard an hour after Hinkson and Billy Wishard bad gone bad never seen him. Hinkson told her be would away. Or. Clem came Back from the grocery with have Ber arrested. Mrs. Clem told Bim to come to Charley Barnes. I never said to or. Item when be Morrow. Hickson and Wishard went away. Mrs. Casein Quot i have the never said anything to Clem was much excited. She asked if my Aon could him about notes that evening. I never had any con not go for or. Clem. My son Charley went for or. Versa Ion with Lena Miller about snatching two notes Clem who came Back with Bim. He asked mrs. From Billy Wishard. I never proposed to her to go Clem Quot what s the matter Quot a by said Quot i be got to Hinkson s House and find where the notes Vera the notes Quot then they passed into their own rooms and get them. I never bad any conversation with and the door was closed. Next morning she told me Ber about snatching notes. I never showed Lena How she took up the a bundle of paper and told Ber Bow i bad Laid lbs. s test irony. It Down on a table and Len notes away from a lard. I never showed a hrs. Barnes any crumpled and i now reside with my notes and said that i had not them from Wishard. Brother Atno,a60 West Vermont treet. I am in never showed mrs. Barnes any notes at All married. I came to this City in 1872, from Danville or a a a to. itry. Ii Dlay us i attended school there but coins lated my Cross examination by or. Elam my education at the College at Oxford Ohio. I went to Clem declared that she could not exactly Tell school there about a year but did not graduate. I her own age but that she was getting along have us in this City ring 1872. I have been away in years. She was bom in North Carolina four Yea old when brought business key plug Boorde Rev i became to this county her folks letting near acquainted with is Icie Iii week Oil two after she traders Point. She was to earned to or. in 1874. He husband Atid Ber son Glem 20 years ago and to her a St husband wheel he was fifteen years of , a Koepf a i called the defense the first of which was one of the makers of the disputed notes. Christian lout s testimony. My name is Christian lout. I am the brother in Law of mrs. Clem and have known mrs. Clem for 18 or Twenty years. I and Vansickle met in the City and went up to mrs. Clem s House in february 1876�? about the 14th. Mrs. Clem wanted me to sign a 82.500 note made payable to the order of William h. Wishard. I objected. Vansickle was there. Mrs. Clem asked if he would go on the note with me. She said she was in distress and wanted to Money. We signed the note then and there. 1 and Vansickle about two months afterwards signed two 81,500 notes made payable to Hezekiah hink on. On reflection determined not to deliver the notes because Hinkson was a Man we did not know. The notes were shown witness and he testified that they were the same notes he had signed a Short time after this Vansicklin and myself met again at mrs. Clem s. Mrs. Clem then represented that he wanted us to sign two 81,500, in order Thot she might take up the $2 500 she had Given to Hinkson. Two notes each for 81.500, were drawn up. Which were made payable to Van sickle. These 1 signed and Vansickle endorsed and then delivered them to mrs. Clem. The notes i have never seen since that time though i have heard that Hinkson had the Nott s. On Cross examination he admitted that he was a witness in a the Clem murder to prove an Alabi for mrs. Clem. He also admitted that the notes Given mrs. Clem was Quot accommodation paper neither he nor Vansickle getting one cent from the defendant. Mary Kohl s testimony. My name is Mary Gobi. I am 53 or 54 years old and have lived in the City off and on since the mexican War. Have known mrs. Clem Ever since she mrs. Clem was a child. My folks and her folks lived neighbors in the country. Have done a great Deal of work for her. I remember being at mrs. Clem s working once when or. Hinkson and or. Wishard came there one Day about dusk. Don t remember the year or the month. Hinkson said to mrs. Clem Quot i want the notes you snatched from this boy Quot a referring to or. Wishard Quot or the Money at Hinkson s manner was angry and he talked loud. She testified that she had been there since 2 o clock in the afternoon and mrs. Clem had not been outside of her part of the House during All the time she the witness was there. Daniel Hartman s testimony. Daniel Hartman called and sworn Lam the brother of mrs. Clem. Was born in North Carolina and came to this county when about seven years old. Have lived Here Ever since in Pike township and followed farming Ever since. I was at mrs. Clem s House one evening when Hinkson and Wishard came there. Had taken my supper there. Was sitting at the table when they came. Heard loud voices at the door but did not hear what was said. Mrs. Clem came in said there were two Drunken men there who had accused her of taking some notes. He remained there a Little while and went Home. Or. Clem was not sent for while he was there but mrs. Gobi and her two daughters were there when he left and a sick woman whom he did not know in a bedroom. Frank Clem s testimony i am the husband of Nancy e. Clem. Charier Barnes came to the grocery for me on the occasion of the visit to my House of Hinkson and Wishard. It was about dusk when Barnes came for me. Mrs. Clem did not say to me Quot i have got the after consultation it was determined to place mrs. Clem herself upon the stand. She did not betray the least tremor As she took her place and the oath was administered. Indeed she was rather Chipper add pert than otherwise and beamed most graciously not Only upon the Ury and her Good looking counsel but also upon the state s counsel. She looked As though she Felt perfectly at Home although she was better acquainted with the old court House than with the new two million Dollar institution. Nancy e. Clem s testimony. She gave her name As Nancy e. Clem and entered on the the Timony regarding the evening that Wishard was alleged to have visited her meeting her in mrs. Barnes s room. She denied that Wishard had been there that evening alone As he swore that he had been denied that she was out of her rooms and in mrs. Barnes s room at All that afternoon or evening denied having snatched any notes from Wishard on that or any other occasion. She said that Hinkson and Wishard came to the Hall at the head of the stairway on the evening named that they had both been drinking that Wishard was drunk and Hinkson was drunk too that they talked loud and threatened her with arrest. Hinkson was not As bad As Wishard he Only said Quot Damn she was frightened and thought they would have her arrested. Mrs. Barnes never heard any paper Rustle in her room when she was taking off her things. Wishard and Hinkson were on the Landing and went away before mrs. Barnes got Back. Mrs. Go he and her two daughters Lizzie Aud Rachael my Niece mrs. Smith and my brother were in my rooms when Wishard and Hinkson came up. Mrs. Barnes came Back from her walk after this was All Over and they Wishard and Hinkson bad gone away. Mrs. Gobi s daughters my brother the sick woman and mrs. Gobi had All gone away too. The last left about five minutes after Wishard and Hinkson went away. Charley Barnes lived Here five years when he died. Month sued on eighth pipe. I is

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