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Logansport Weekly Journal (Newspaper) - December 15, 1883, Logansport, Indiana
Weekly Jou Naii. Saturday december 15,1883. The Morehart scandal. The defense proves a Blacic mailing conspiracy and the Case is dismissed by the prosecution. A the preliminary trial of Jacob More Hart superintendent of the poor farm chained with the paternity of a child soon to be bom to Louise Haire. Occupied the attention of Justice Shaffrey yesterday and resulted in a Victory for the defendant. The Justice s office was not Lar i a enough to accommodate the spectators and the examination look place in the circuit court room. The plaintiff was first placed upon the witness stand and told a straightforward consistent Story she stated that she had been an inmate of the poor House for three years and that her relations with More-4iart had been of a criminal nature. That when she informed him of her delicate situation he counselled her to keep the matter secret As the truth would ruin the character of both of them. He than offered her Money to go to Lafarette and remain Antil the birth of the Chil \ promising o Send her enough Money to provide for her Comfort. He gave her f62, took her to the train and on the 11th october sent her away accompanied by Sarah Miller. Morehart failed to keep his promises and she returned to Force him to accept the responsibility of the offspring the rigid examination of which she was subjected by judge Dyke Mac failed to in Tolve her in any contradictions and her testimony directed the current of opinion against Morehart. Sarah Miller was called. She stated that she had acted As Louisa e confidential Friend and had accompanied her to Lafayette. She substantiated the statements made by the plaintiff and testified that the plaintiff and defendant had discussed the affair and that Morehart had admitted his guilt in her presence. The witness passed through the ordeal of a Cross examination without Compro a a Ising her testimony. At the evening session or. Morehart took the witness stand and testified in his own behalf. He became aware of the condition of mrs Haire during the summer and prevailed upon her to leave the farm and go to Lafayette. He took her to the train paid her $12, Money coming to her for work done and sent her away. In a few weeks he received a letter from her stating that if he did not Send her Ioc she would come Home and Institute suit against him. The charge was a blackmailing scheme concocted by these women and his political enemies. Mrs. Morehart testified that Ehe had in a pee Teddy come upon the plaintiff and a male inmate of the poor House in the Garden and had been a direct witness to their Gilt. That the guilty Man when d5ct Vered ran away and had never return died. Mrs. Morehart s testimony went far toward weakening Louisa s Case. It was reserved for the sister of Sarith Miller to completely take tie wind out of the sails of the prosecution. She stated that Sarah had mapped out the scheme of blackmail to her and her husband and informed them that the Money received from Morehart was to be Divide re Between herself and mrs Haire. She attempted to persuade her sifter from this course and told her that she was voluntarily giving up a Good Lime and placing herself in a positing to go to the Penitentiary to All of which a Dea ear was turned. The huh id of Sarali s. Sister corroborated this testimony. At this stage of the proceedings or. Dyke Man asked that another winners be summoned when or. Daniels of the prosecution arose and stated that the attorneys for the plaintiff did not think it advise file to pursue the Case further. They had been disappointed in the evidence and a i that the suit be dismissed. The Dienst objected and stated that they would not agree to a dismissal they wanted a verdict for the defense. Avit Hout much ceremony the court announced that he found the defendant not guilty. The result of the trial is a Surprise to the Public a really. The Bastardy Case which Morehart compromised several years ago had a tendency to turn Public sympathy against him and in the minds of Many his Gilt in the present instance was taken for granted. Louisa Haire too. A a woman who unassisted has not the ability to plan the scheme presented by the witnesses of the prosecution yesterday. She and her partner Quot Sal Quot Miller Are together not stocked with enough sense to run an Ordinary female and if there was a conspiracy there Are other and More responsible parties at the Bottom of it. The defense proved a blackmailing scheme and received a vindication but the same testimony that cleared Morehart proclaimed Louisa Haire and Quot Sal Quot Miller per Jurers and liars and the superintendent of the poor farm owes it to himself and the Public to urge proceedings against them. Should the entire affair be permitted to drop Here it will have to be acknowledged that Quot there is an air of mystery about the Case that is impenetrable the Complete manner in which judge a Keman knocked the props from under the prosecution was a caution. He routed their forces completely and had a verdict before Myone knew it. The thermometer is Down below Zero when Dykeman gets left. For 10 Days i intend to make As dec Pini reduction a my Slock and to do so i will make special prices to any person who Cornea to see me. No advertising scheme i mean bocce is and i will prove it. To you if you Call. The Best goods for the least Money until then i offer my entire Stock at As great a sacrifice As was Ever attempted regardless of Price. My line is Complete in All its departments which will be sacrificed for Cash. Call at Taco and get the Benefit of such an offer. Books Christmas cards and Fine stationery. Literary bargains in Christmas gifts. curfew must not ring to night e. B. Roe l. M. Alcott Mark to vain Lovell Dickens Thackery Alger Mccauly Gibbons. Munchausen. Pansy Holmes Jean Ingelow South Worth Marion Harland Mayre Reid Eggleston and Many others illustrated books Bible gallery Dante s inferno Purgatory and Paradise Paradise lost Bird life Magazine of Art Carleton Ballans legends and festivals. Illustrated hymns such As. Rock of Ages. Nearer my god to thee Why should the spirit of mortal be proud ring out wild Bells abide with me he liveth his beloved sleep my Faith looks up to thee also All the red line and american Poeta Are included in my Sale and my line of photograph albums is the finest Erer shown in this City. Also autograph albums in the Best of styles and decorations. And my line of Christmas cards is Complete consists of that which is artistic elegant and unique. As to ladies and gents leather goods ask any person to whom it has been our pleasure to show our line for their opinion. It is Safe to say it consists of goods manufactured from the finest of imported Stock leather tanned in Japan French calf real Seal and imitation. Real Alligator and imitation French Morocco american calf and Plush. They must be sold. As to comb and Brush sets i have some elegant sets and will close them out at Cost. I have an elaborate line of cups and saucers vases Etc. Which usually sell for �1.25. To 1.50, which i will sell from 85 cents to $1.00. Everything in my line at reduced prices. Ran Nells. A try College lottery 4tb s30, $2 regular monthly drawing will take j Lioe in the masonic Vilall. Mii it Ciuc Temple build Piug in Louis Ville ky., thursday december 27 83. A lawful i Ottery and fair drawing Scharte Reil by the be ii Hisure of ky., Ami twice declared in Al by the highest court in to hesitate. Bond Kieu to county in the sum if twit 00 for the promo payment of All prizes old. A revolution in sing number drawings. 1 ticket Home to iii own supervisor can Call hut the a umber on i ticket and see the Cor ii Meier of the placed in the wik a in his presence. These drawing s will occur on the lift thurs Ticy of every in with. I end the iii Irneli Cut december furniture chairs Roc hrs bedroom sets Etc. A air j. W. Henderson amp . Approximate prize a a it iii jul i each i Rize s 1. To j i each approximate i Rizes Yoo 1,>5-.7 i sizes fll.4 it whole tickets. $2, half tickets i 27 tickets $50. 55 tickets Kemit Money or Binik draft in letter or Send by express. Bijou t Send by Liegis ered Letti r or Post office order until further notice. Orders of and upward by express am in sent at our expense. Address All orders to j. J Douglas Louisville by. Short hand. John r. O Connor and Theodore Cox will teach put Dent in Short Hund at their office opposite the Murdock hotel Logani port Indiana. Ternin Iso. One half in Advance. Course consists of thirty two lessons two lessons per week at times to suit the students. Etude non to devote two hours per Day outside of class of Tom. Students can commence any time. For further information Call on or address o Connor Cox Box Etc a Logansport Brothers. Munu Fazliu Euti of be Brande of Quot a Quot Gen. Cus tsp Quot and "59 cigars. Dealer. In All kinds of plug chewing and smoking tobacco. The finest line pipes and smoker s articles Ever brought to the City just received at Deicer Bros. 310 Mark Street h. J. Bank a m. D. Office above poet office room no. 3, residence 854, Bates st. Kit Calls answer promptly. Bept25dl3rr Meinshausen Bros., dealers in heating and cooking stoves. On Stock is full and Complete. On base in riders a Rettbe invincible Jewell Welcome and Oxford. We keep the famous Harvard and Uhi Tereal Wood burners. There Are no Betterly Tovey in the Market than the Early Bird and estate Cook stoves. Our line of tin goods of All kinds is Well made and serviceable. We make our o. A Copper kettles and can warrant them perfect in every respect. Give us a Call and we will Endeavor to suit you mini Schausen Bros. No. 429 Broadway. Oct27dlnr2ni it takes no frantic Eifort for me to do business for my Trade is always Good. My Stock for the holidays is larger than Ever before. Drop in and see $10,000 in fresh new goods diamonds Fine watches clocks jewelry and silverware of most every description sold cheap for Good goods it everything engraved free of charge xxx in. To log Pla of. Near fourth Street Broadway no. 40g. D. A. Hauk jeweler -1 also sole agent for the Best watch made the Rockford bargains extraordinary Geo. Martin no. 207 6ih Street. Closing out Sale of boots and shoes new grocery. In the next thirty Day not to Nike u on. Tor ii it a Sooch but to close . G. Black. No. 302 Market st. St Cord <t00r edit of third Stinett. Suft i to. J. eve thing fresh and new. All the Staple and Faucy groceries fruit cuts. Etc. Give Lii a Call and you win be sat Plu d. Dec Dawly cd so nth i a Falls. A it get i Liu. To Tewgood. Ivy u ii la by . A try that Solo a Tea pears grapes plums Etc at the fruit House of he. Cor. Pearl and Broadway. The finest candies in the Market. The choicest brands of cigars and tobacco. Decd amp wlm Andy Welchs no 524 Broadway Moore s to splendid parlor stoves for 1883the Square and round styles. The leading base Burner in the Market containing All the conveniences Vith a Beauty of finish that is unsure aged. It is fitly Calls d the a King of for Sale in Logansport Only by Johw Bari Jet a soil the fading winners and Steve men. Enges Quot i can say in u1 Candor that Moo kits Loos if Oes Are the Liest Bini of the Kinin Ever used in my family. They Are a wonderful Nie Dicine in Hoarsa-ne9<, cough Etc. Preachers and in Rte will unit them invaluable. Anion children they Are without question the most excellent and agreeable remedy to be Rev. W. Mick Dagwood i have a very High of their Excel Lenoa and con say conscientiously that they Are the Moat effective of All i have Ever used. 8chm.kii"co a Quot i find them Ebwin Boc Tih. Quot i tied the Hon. A s. Cox. A unit Thiu for the voice that i Ever Chapley sic Cabb. Quot child cear Elt a coughing in tue three minutes after a ins Jon. Coos. Quot i heartily comme iid v. . Atty. W. P. Insko. Quot a special for the trouble of the Bishop w. R. Iit7b91. So valuable we cannot without by hop w. L. Harkis. They Are the Best Remeijo in uie world Lor a hoop ing cough. Moore. A Loop ape a Are Emley the by st mail ilm f intr in t in and lungs t a a r i it Row laced. Bold it a Laru fur Boses. All druggists keep them. 0?.c. C. Moore 78 and 80 Cortland Street h. T. La ii ii so
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