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THE INDIANA STATE SENTINEL THURSDAY. JULY 1 1875
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A RAPE AND A ROPF.
DREADFUL DOOM OF WIT .T .TAU
KEEMER.
Terrible Sequel to a Vile Outrage in
Hancock County.
SHORT
SKETCH OP THE VILLAIN'S
CRIME.
RCTAX. ATTACK OM THE WIFK OF WILLI AX
virfiBS-FtJOHf OF THB CRIMINAL
ASD HIS ARREST UPKISIXa OF THE POPÜ
LACK OF THRJCB COUNTIK8 MOB LAW AS
SERTS rrs viOLixcB and bobs thb j ail of
ITS FRET SUDDEN CLOSE OF A BLACK CA
REER. A special telegram from Greenfield in the
Sentinel of yesterday announced that Wil
liam Keemer, a negro incarcerated in the
jail at that town, had been seized by mob
Violence and hang for hia crimes
In well organized communities, where
peace and quietnesa are the order of
the day, such an announcement is always
received with about the same dread a a
stroke of paralysis. It indicates that the
body politic is lor the time beleg paralyzed,
that eociety has ben bound baud and loot,
and that laws, like Samson, have been
shorn of their strength. The
inlrequency ot such reckless
infringments of the statntes increases the
curiosity ot the public, which Is eager to
learn the full extent of the aggravation and
hear the detailed record of the dreadful
deed. In order that the public may have a
complete and coriec:s account of this mob
violence, it will be better to give a
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CRIME,
which has already appeared in print and is
familiar to many. About noon on last
Tuesday, a neero named "William Keemer,
whose depraved character had made him a
common pest to the society of Hancock
couaty, and whose desporat8 deeds had In
creased the unenviable notoriety of Car
thage, the old camping ground of William
Rodifer, entered the house ot William
Vaughn, while the men were engaged at
work in t-e adjoining field, and brutally
ravished the sick wife ot the
householder. Vaughn's farm house
stands in Hancock county, in what is called
Blue River township, and about midway be
tween Rushville and Ureenned. Mrs. Vaughn
is a young woman, scarcely twenty-tbree
years old, and is the mother of one
small child,, who was her only com
panion when the brute entered her home.
At the time the iteed was committed the
young wile was nearly six months gone in
pregnancy, and tne negro's inhumanity un
der SUCh circumstances Stands out blacker
than hia ebony skin. Left entirely defense
leas, and in a prostrated nervous state,
THK BRAVE YOCSO WIFE
battled nobly as Ehe could for her honor, but
the struggle was a hopeless one. The negro
accomplished his purpose, and the wife is
now in such great danger that her recovery
is almost out of the question. The husband
was first warned ot his wife's danger by the
calls of the little child, who realized that
violence was being attempted, and who
shouted over the field that a man was kill
ing bis mother. With the speed of light
ning, Wm. Vaughn reached his home, un
derbtood what outrage had been Inflicted,
and seizing his revolver, starred forth, hall
mad,
. IN HOT PURSUIT.
Not far distant from tho house, on the
edge of a strip of woods, he came within
shooting range of Keemer, who was on the
dead ran, and fired three times. Though
accounted a good marksman, Vaughn's
nerves were so unsteady that the shots went
wild, only one striking the negro, and
taking out a small piece of his ear. Again
the husband tried hU weapon, but it was not
In good repair and failed him. By this time,
some of the neighbors had been aroused,
and were coming to aid in the pursuit, and
Vaughn retraced his Bteps, in
tending to go to Greenfield, a
few miles off, and buy a revolver
that he could rely on to put the villain out
of the world. While he was away on his
errand, the others closed in upon Keemer,
cornered hint, aod after a fierce straggle,
captured the brute and handed him over to
the authorities of Rush county where he
was
LODGED IN JAIL
at Rushville. The indignation of the Rush
county people knew no bounds, as the re
ports of the brutal affair went through the
community, and it was feared from the lew
muttered vows of vengeance beard on the
streets that the negro would be izn
miaiously lynched on the first
night after bis arrest. He was
not. however; his judgement was postponed
for a brief time, till the clouds of wrath
could gather and break oyer bim with tre
mendous fury. When Vaughn narrated b!s
Injuries to the people or Greenfield,
the authorities there at once decided
that as Hancock county 60il had
been outraged, the victim should
be removed to within its jurisdiction. This
was done, and Keemer, under a strong
guard, was conveyed from Rushville to the
Greesheli jail, about midnight, on xours
day. after having sately, as was supposed,
run the gauntlet of danger from
the multitude. It was soon
observed, however, by the authorities
of the latter place, that the frenzy of Han
cock county was equally hard to restrain,
and, hoping like a law-abiding citizen, that
justice would speedily overtake his victim
at the hands of the law, Vaughn called
UDOn actin ar Jodee Cravins of the
Anderson and Nobleaville circuit and in
formed him that the only way to escape
mob violence was by calling the grand Jury
together at once and
DEMANDING AN INDICTMENT.
The ludge, with that, short sighted
policy that sometimes blunts the In
telllgence of rulers, confidently
replied that be feared no daDger, and said
that he bad decided to bold the case over for
indictment till the aneer of the people could
cool down, and remarked that Keemer would
therefore lie in jail till the following term.
This announcement, as was predicted by
the keenest of the people, drove the citi
zens Into a kind of savage and sullen frenzy,
ominously expressed, more in iooks ana
gestures tnan by words. The stream was
deep and dangerous, because so silent
In it flow. The atmosDhere was heavy
with indignation, and now the sequel re
mains to be told. Last Friday night, about
10 o'clock, on the Rushville pike, some six
miles south of Greenfield, a body of men
gathered together from three adjoining
counties, armed and disguised, and under
me protection oi a murky sky,
THE MASKED AVENGERS
moved northward in tho prolound eilence of
desperation, and under the guidance of a
stalwart chief. What men composed those
ranks will never, perhaps, be knowo, a?
those who Join themselves to such
lawless enterprises are bound by solemn
oaths of secrecy ; but it Is generally believed
that the beut class of citizens were repre
sented men who bad homes and honor st
etake and that they Joined the mob army
anastayeuin service on toe principle that
They flgtlit the bravest who can think the best.
It is said that several drab Quakers were in
the gang. However that may be, the dark
ranks moved along in their midnight march
till they were ordered to halt at the fair
grounds, about one mile east of Greenfield.
At this point the big chiel announced to bis
army of 160 men that they would then de
cide the victim's
' DEATH BT BALLOT. i
Two methods were proposed, one by hang
ing, and the other by cutting np piece-meal.
The vote was taken, and the result announced
that ninety voted for the rope and seventy
for the knife. With a degree of system, as
thorough as it was vicious, the ranks were
then quietly divided, seventy men taking
positions at the fair grounds as guards, to
act as a reserve force, in case any shot was
beard from tt e other part of the band,which
was agreed upon as a signal of distress,
while the balance proceeded silently
up through the main street f
the village, passed the court house,
and then turned south till the
jail was reached. It was then about ball
past twelve o'clock, and the villagers, ex
cept a few curious night hawks, whose keen
scent kept them awake, were in deep sleep.
The column halted in front ot the jail, and
twenty picked men, the most daring
and reliable or the gang, step
ped forth and inspected the buiid
lne. The front door which opens into the
sheriffs private quarters and communicates
through a hallway wiin me Doay oi me jau,
was left in fine condition for
THE ENTRANCE OF THE MOB.
It was to have been finished off witn
large glass panels, but the work
had not been completed, and
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one or the panels was open, leaving a
space through which a man could easily gain
access to the building. Through this, ac
cordingly, the avengers crawled, and went
at once to the room of Sheriff Thomas, on
the second floor. They demanded
him to open his door. He- re
fused. Thy brougnt forward crowbars, and
broke into bis ret rea. where he was in Ded
with John Windsor, one of his bailiffs. To
stand up against such a desperate mob was
a fruitless undertaking, Dui xnomas metnis
duty face to face . like a man, resist
ing the lawless incursion to the best
ol his ability. They searched his pockets,
found the kevs, and, on his refusing, with
an oath like Eiban Allen's, to unlock the
culprit's cell, they proceeded to the work on
their own hook. By the means of one key
they gained entrance into the body of the Jail
on the ground floor, and by means of a
lantern, searched around for their prey.
The jail is so constructed that all the cells
can be locked and unlocked at the same
time, by means of a lever which Is worked
below. This the crowd aid r.oi unaersiano,
and when Keemer'a cell was found
on the second tloor at the nead 01 toe iron
stair case to the left, the crowbar was again
brought into use. A few moments sumcea
to break the bolts. While th8 working was
going on, the negro made no signs of
resistance. He was lurking lor nis
prey like a panther, prepared to spring on
tho firtt man who passed the door. A large
iron bar was In his cell, and seizing it at the
proper moment he sprung forward with the
strength of despair and brought it down
on the neaa 01 me nrss miruuer.
The injuries must have been se
vere, for blood can ie plainly seen at tne
door of ihe cell; but the work went on.
The negro was clubbed and bound, r.nd car
ried down stairs, where the rest wore wait
ing with th wagon to give him
HIS LAST RIDE.
When all was in readiness, the column
marched forward, retracing its steps
through the main street, and proceeded t
the fair grounds, where the guards
joined .the party, and the deed was
soon finished. A rope was thrown
over a ratter ot loral II all ana tiei around
the villain's neck when the wagon was
backed In. He simply said, "Men, you aro
doing wrong," and them submitted sto
lidly to his dreadful late. The wagon
was driven out trom under mm, ne swung
at the rope's end, his leet only a few inch
es from tne ground, and at the end of twen
ty minutes be was dead, dead, dead. His
crime had been expiated. When the deed
was over the chier pinneu on to
the negro's shirt the following
LAWLESS VERDICT.
It la t Vi renllpt nf IHrt m An nf TTanrvwV
Rush and Shelby that his life is inadequate
to meet the demands of justice."
Then the leader turned to the .vio
lent ranks and said: "Whoever dis
closes what has occurred here this night,
meets the same fate at the same place.
whether he be white or black. This Is done
to protect the honor of our wives, and we
believe God will justify us in the deed."
The work of the night was over, and noth
ing more remained but for the chieftain of
the tang to dispersa tne mysterious and
nameless clans. As the order was given and
carried into effect, the ranks relaxed a little
In that rigid discipline which had been fol
lowed throughout, and began to warn tho
awe stricken by-standers ol the town against
coming near, or following them in
the hope of satisfying curiosity.
It required but little to secure decorum on
the part of the unmasked spectators. The mob
was allowed to disperse without any demand
for a countersign, and soon the whole com-
ftany had deserted their lynching ground,
saving the negro dangling with his feet just
touching the ground. The rope which bad
been Used was a new one and gave with the
weight of the victim. In order
to make the whole affair con
slst, some one had dug
the ground up for several inches under the
dead man's leet so th it the body might have
a clear sweep. During the night Keemer
hung at the rope's end, and the body was
not removed till early in the morning. It
was taken to the undertaker's on Main
street and Coroner Harrison 1. Cooper
promptly opened
THE IXQTJEST.
An inquest was held by the coroner at 10
o'clock on Saturday morning, at the fair
grounds, in Greenfield. The following is
the testimony ot the witnesses then and
there exe mined be lore said coroner and
Jury, which was then and there reduced to
writing. John Windsor, being
duly sworn, testified as follows:
Sleeping in the room at the Jail of Hancock
county on the night of June 25th, and about
10 o'clock was awakened out of sleep by
hearing men tramping aronnd the fail.
Some men came up at airs and came to the
room where William Thomas and I were
sleeping; they demanded the door opened.
Mr. Thomas told them he would not open it.
They then told him to unlock the door
or they would break it. Thomas eald
he would not open it. They then told some
one to go tor tbeir tools, saying they would
b reak down the dcor. In a short time they
again demanded the door opened, which de
mand was not complied with, and they at
once proceeded to break it down. On gain
ing entrance some twelve or fit teen men
came into the room armed with guna and
revolvers. They demanded the keys
from Sheriff Thomas, who refused to give
them up. They then took hold of Thoma,
and pushed him across the room, and
searched his person for the keys of the Jail.
They got the keys from Thomas and asked
him if they were the keys that unlocked the
jail. He made no answer. They then said
they would take him down and
make him unlock the jail.
They started down stairs with
him, got aboat half way down, when
he etopped, and said, "Gentlemen, I'll be
danned it I unlock the jail." They then
took him back to the room and said they
would do the work themselves. They leit a
guard of several men over Thomas and me.
This was the last I saw or the men that en
tered the room until I saw a number of men
come ont of the body of the fall
witn a negro man, (I do not know his name),
who was at the time confined in the jail on
the charge ot rape. They then took the ne
gro out to the street on the south side ot the
jail and put him in a spring wagon. They
then went north on west aide of jail to the
main street, and then turned
east. I followed at some distance
behind to the lair grousd, about
one mile east of Greenfield. I went inside of
the fair grounds and to where I saw men at
work under the old floral hall. I went np to
the hall within about six or seven feet of
where they were tying a rope to the rafter of
the roof of the ball. They then moved
some boards or benches that were under
wnere . tney bad tied the rope.
They then backed the wagon
with the negro in it, under the rope
(the negro was lying down.) Two men
helped him to his feet. They then called
for a man (they did not call his name) to
come forward and adjust the rope around
the negro's neck. The man called for came
forward and performed the job. One of the
men in the wagon asked the negro If he had
anything to say, as he bad but
a few minutes to live. The
negro said he had not much to say, bat ex
claimed, "MEN, YOU ARE DO ENG WRONG."
One ot the party in the wagon said if he had
nothing better to talk about, to drive the
wagon out. Then the man that seemed to
have charge of the wagon drove it from un
der the negro, and 'left him suspended
by the neck, his feet dangling tome
five or six inches from the ground,
lie was dead. I think, before I leit. The men
engaged in the mob were disguised so that
I did know any of them. The night
was tolerably dark, I tbink cloudy. I saw
several men from Greenfield, but they were
not permitted to go close and were not par
ticipating in any way, simply looking on.
After the negro was dead the mob ordered
every person to leave the fair grounds and
all so far as I know obeyed tho command.
The mob had one of the street lamps and a
common lantern.
Following this statement of Windsor's
came
THE SHERIFF'S STORY.
William Thomas, being duly sworn, stated
that: Am sheriff of Hancock county; had a
negro man by the name of Keemer confined
in the Jail of said county on a charge of
rape. On the morning of June 26, 1S75
about half past 12 o'clock, I was awakened
by hearing foot steps coming up both the
front and back stairs. They cam a to the
door of the room where I was sleeping, and
some persons demanded admittance. I told
them they could not get in. They said they
must have admittance; that if I did not let
them in they would break the door down.
I told them they could not get in under
any circumstances. I then beard a voice
from the outside saying, "Boys, go down
and fetch up our tools." About that time I
(and Mr. Windsor, who wa sleeping in the
room with me,) had got up. I spoke to
Windsor, and at that time 1 heard the click
ot a cumber of what I supposed to
be guns or pistols. About this time
men came with tools. They again demanded
admittance, stating that this was the last
time. I made no response to their demand,
and they at once broke the door partly, and
I then unlocked the door, and a number of
masked men entered the room. They were
so disguiced that I did not know any of
them. They demanded the keys of the jail
from me. I refused to give them up. Tney
then shoved me back against the north wall
of the room, between two beds, and took the
keys out of my pants pocket. I am satisfied
tbat the men that took the keys had never
seen them before. They did not seem to
know tbat they had the right ones. After
they got the keys of me they said
I must be a hell of a jailor
and said I bad to go down with them and
open the jail. I told them I would not do it.
They then took me and started down the
1 front stairs, swearing they would show me
whether I would open the jail or not. They
got about half way down stairs with me,
when I told them I never would open the
door for them, and they let me down and
told me to go back up stairs and stay there,
and they would open the doors themselves.
I think they were about five minutes in get
ting through the two front doors of the
Jail. I tbink they unlocked them; am not
sure. I did not see them any more lor about
two minutes, but heard them in the body of
the jail, as though they were breaking
the cell door. Next saw them passing out
of the south hall with the negro mau,
Keemer, going toward a gray horse. Did
not see the men any more, but saw the
negro on the morning of June 26, 1875, at
the fair ground, one mile ooith of Green
field, intho south end of the floral hall,
suspended by a rope around the
neck, bis feet some two or
three inches from the ground, dead.
The crowd seemed to be sober, but noisy,
and I heard but little vulgar language trom
them.
Arthur P. William? stated he was called up
at 20 minutes past 12 o'clock on the morning
Of June 26, 1875, and told that a mob bad
surrounded the jail. Went across to the Jail
aud saw it was surrounded by a body of
masked and armed men and outside main
body was a guard ..'Heard the noise in the ja l
as if they were breaking down the iron
doors. Heard cries from the men outside say
ing don't kill him, the reply came keep quiet
and obey orders, the time will soon come.
The negro was brought out and placed in a
wagon drawn by white horse, by tho masked
men, then the order came to form as before,
by platons, the wagon in front of the mob
and then ordered to march and went north
to Main btreet and -east then to the fair
ground?, and further he corroborates the pre -
vious statements by Windsor as to the
further transactions. When asked what
he had to say he said with
great effort, you men are doing
a great wrong. The order was then given
t drive the wagon forward, and the negro
was left suspended. The verdict of the 1C0
masked men was then pinned to body.
DR. S. S. BOOTS
was sworn, and stated tbat be was at fair
and stated tbat he
ground east of Greenfield on the morning of
June 26, 1875. When he first saw the negro
be was standing in a wagoa with grey horse
hitched to it, and mob of masked and armed
men surrounding him; saw man tie rope
around the negro's neck, the other end at
tached to the rafter of the building or floral
hall of said fair ground. The wagon was
driven from under him and he was left sus
pended by the neck. After the negro had
been banging 14 or 15 minutes one or more
of toe mob asked ii there was a physician in
the crowd. I made no response. Some one
called my name. I objected to having any
thlog to do in the matter for fear of
trouble. They told me I would get
into greater trouble by not com
plying with their demand to examine
the negro and see if life was extinct. I then
made the examination and found that life
was extinct. Did not know any of the
masked men.
It. Test stated that he sawth men 00039
In town, and heard the demand made to
open the doors of the jail; saw them leave
the town, going west, with some one in a
wagon, who was begging lor mercy; did not
know any of the men; this was about ton
minutes past twelve o'clock on the morning
of June 2otb, 1875.
testimonv M Hnceut nrwmf
u ciuck, wnereupon tne jury retired, aiid
went through the formality of bringing in
the following
VERDICT. ,
" The verdict of the coroner's jury is that
the deceased came to his death by strangu
lation, beicg suspended by the neck" till
?d',ih, rope ftened to ralters of
I-loral Hall, at the Fair Grounds east of
Greenfield, Hancock county, by some person
or persons to the jury unknown."
THE LESSON OF THK HOUR.
It should be understood that the motive
for this deed is not founded In malice
against any class of men. Color is forgotten
in cases of this kind, the only question be
ing as to whether the soul is black. Keemer
was a brute ot vicious character, low tastes,
dangerous tendencies, and while the sum
mary retribution is regarded as a misfortune
for the dignity of law in the state, still,
even the best clas of the
those districts who have been victimized by
this lenegade for the past few years feel
willing to abide by the conseonencea. fw
moral is taught forcibly by this piece of
business, and tbat is that when a man's do
mestic relations and the honor of his wife
have been outraged by a brute, his wounded
reelings demand some heavier satisfaction
than is furnished by a statute which nrovirie
a punishment ot imprisonment lor from one
to twenty-one veara. Th nvAnt
at Urbana. and the Dresent
Jog summarily for the same offense.demand,
in aggravated cases, a resurrection of the
the
w lioman law, or tbat of our
forefathers, both of which provided
punishment for the crime of rape.
Saxon
capital
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rpo BKIIM2E COXTR ACTORS.
Notlee 1 hereby given that the Board of Com
missioners of Marion county, state of Indiana,
will, until 2 o'clock p. m of the 2eth day of
July, 1875, at the Court House In the ctty of ln
dlanapolls, receive bids for an iron truss bridge
over Fall Creek, situate in the foutheast quarter
of section is. township 18, north of range 4 east,
In aald county. t
8PFX:iHCATI0NS.
One span of 170 feet in the clear, or 173 feet
from pin to pin, roadway 18 feet in the clear,
capacity l,KKi pounds rolling load per lineal
foot, on a safety factor of 4. panels not to ex
ceed !3 feet, with iron floor beams (rolled I
beam preferred), rl or three Inch Bound white
oak, felloe boards, 4 by 8 inches, oas, bolud
every four feet with naif-inch bolts; ail the
iron work to be wel! painted with two good
coats. Strain sheet witn area plainly marked
thereon required.
Bids must be filed with the county auditor
and accompanied with vouchers. '
The Board of County Commissioners expressly
sererves the right to reject any and all bids.
F. W.HAMILTON,
Auditor Marlon county,
The
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IRA H. CARPENTER,
WHOLESALE AND
LUMBER, LATH
NDIANA LIVE STOCK INSURANCE AND DETECTIVE CO
-v.äj STÜCK 8100.000
Insures against death by accidentor
rm .r . ö ,
J. HAN HA
Office, S und Q
Talbott's
53
BENHAM ORaZSFoOMp'Xif
SHERIFF'S SALES
SHERIFF'S M AI.E. By virtue of a certified
copy of a decree to me directed, from the
Clerk of the .Superior Court of Marlon County,
Indiana, in a cause wherein Jicob Mathias 1
plaintiff and Kate J. Dawson is defendant, re
quiring meto make the sum of five hundred
and ninety-two dollars1 and seveatv-four cents,
and two other installments to como due. with
Interest on said decree and cw, I will ex
pose at public &ale, to the highest bidder, on
SATURDAY, thelOit day of Jr.'.y, A I). 1575
between the hoars ot 10 o'clock a. v. and 4
o'clock P. M.or said day, at the door of the Court
House of Marion county, Indiana, the rtnts ami
prcflts for a term not exceeding seven years, cf
the following real estate, to-wit:
Lot number twenty-seven 27 In Young's tnb
divisicn of outlot number one hundrtd and
etghty-one (ISiJ In the city of Indianapolis
Marion county, Indiana.
If such rents and profits will not sell for amlTl-
clent sura to satisfy said decree, interests and
costs, 1 will, at the same time and place, expo
to public sale the fee simple of said real estate,
or so much thereof as may be snfUcient to dis
charge taid decres, interests and costs.
Paid sale will be made without any relief
whatever from valuation or appraisement laws.
ALBERT REIHSNEB,
Shtriff of Marlon county.
Jane IS, A. I). 1875.
A. K. Uknsv, Atty. for ri ff. 17-3t
QDEBIFF'S N4LE By
virtue of a certified
kj copy oi a at cree to me
directed, from the
cieraorthe buperlor Court of Marion county,
Indiana, in a cause wherein John fcfcelien
berger is plaintiff and John E. Fawkner tt
al. are defendants, Teqnirlngmetomakeibesum
of four hundred and ninety dollars and seventy-six
cents, with Interest on said decree and
cot, I will expose at public sale, to the high
est bidder, on
SATURDAY, the lO'.h day of July, A.D. 1S75
between tbehoursof 10 o'clock a.m. and o'clock
p. M. of said day, at the door of the Court Houe
of Marion county, Indiana, the rents and profit
for a term not exceeding seven yefcrs, of the fol
io wing real estate, to -wit:
Lot number two 2 In square number two 2
in Wood's subdivision in the city of Indianap
olis, county ot Marion and state of Indiana.
I f such rents and profits will not sell for a
sufficient sum to satisfy said decree, interests
and costs, I will, at the same time and place,
expose to public sale the fee simple of slid real
estate, or so much thereof as may be sufficient
to discharge said decree, interests and costs.
Bald sale will be made without any relief
whatever from valuation or appraisement laws.
ALBERT REISSNER,
Sheriff of Marion coanty.
Jnne W, A. D. 1S73.
WooLLKjf, Atty. for ITflT. Junel7-3t
QIIERIFF' HALE. By virtue of a ctrtl
ili tied copy of a dectee to me directed, from the
elf rk of the Superior Court of Marion county,
Indiana, in a cinse wherein Aegedius Nalt
ner, exr., etc.. It plaintiff, and Peter 8paht et
al. are defendants, requiring meto make the
sum of six hundred and tnlr'y-eight doliara
and twenty-frur cents, with interest on said
decree and cost, I will expose at public sale,
to the highest bidder, on
SATURDAY, the lOlh day of July, A.D. 1S75
between the hours of 10 o'clock A. v. and 4
o'clock p. x., of said day, at the door ef the Court
House of Marlon county, Indiana, the rents and
profits for a term not exceeding seven years, of
the following real estate, to-wit :
Lot number fifty-eight 5S in Keidensticker A
Naltner's subdivision of part of the northeast
quarter of section thirteen 1 13. township fifteen
in, range three 3 east, according to the plat of
subdivision filed and recorded in the recorder's
office of Marion county, Indiana, situate in Ma
rion county, Indiana.
If such rents and profits will not sell for a suf
ficient sum to satisfy said decree, Interests and
costs, I will, at the same time and place, expose
to public sale the lee simple of said real estate,
or so much thereof as maybe sufficient to dis
charge said decree, interests and costs.
Said sale will be made without any relief
whatever from valuation or appraisement laws.
ALBERT REISSNER,
hcriif of Marion county.
June 16. A.D. 1875.
Tai ix)r. Rand & T., Attys.for ITff. Junel7-3t
SHERIFF'S N ALE .-By virtue of a certified
copy of a decree to me directed, from the
Clerk of the Superior Court of Marion county.
Indiana. In a cause wherein James C.Davis Is
plaintiff and John Shaw et al. are defendants,
requiring me to make the sum of eighteen
hundred and sixty-eight dollars and twenty
cents, and one other Installment to corns due.
with interest on said decree and cost, 1
will expose at public sale, to the highest bidder,
on
SATURDAY.the 10th day of July, A. D. 1875,
between the hours of 10 o'clock a. X. and 4
o'e octc p. M., of said day, at the door of the
court house of Marion county, Indiana, the
rents and profits for a terra not exceeding seven
years, of the following real estate, to-wit:
Lota nnmberi 4 Ihre 31, fonr 4"), thirteen 13,
fourteen II), nineteen ., twenty , twenty,
nine a, thirty :iu, thlity-five tblrty-Kix
ft, forty-five iöj and forty-six 6. ia John 11.
Master's an bdl vision of block numbered H ty
one 151), fifty-two Ö21, fifty-three .V, ttfiy-four
M, hfiy-riva 5 and fifty-six m iu Temple U
Harrison's addition to the city of Indianap
olis in the county of Marion, In the state of In
diana. If such rents and profits will not sell for a sof
flcientsum tosaiisly said decree. Interests and
cos;, 1 will, at the same time and plaoe, expose
to public sale the fee simple of said real estate,
or bo much thereof as may be sufficient to dis
charge said decree, interests and costs.
Haid sale will be made without any relief
whatever from valuation or appraisement laws.
ALBERT REISSNER,
Sheriff of Marlon county.
Jnne 18, A. D., 1875.
Hasxa & K., Att'ya for Pl'ff. Junel7-3t
RETAIL DEALER
IN
AND SHINGLES.
loss by theft. All losses promptly paid
W. C. MO Rat 5f. K,
MORfllv ..
Alnrtr T.,. """""7
-i aiiuianHpoits.
OFFICE
No. 3J fast Wach.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.,
Manufacturers of
First Class Feed Organs.
: H
Kay of the manufactur
ers and take advantat
of the following facia:
1. We buy our walaut
from tX to tio lower than
it cohts Kast.
2. We save freights on
our organs from the ast.
8. We sell directly to
customers, stviie iheim
the profits of
and sub agent.
t tit. jobotr
4. We have as skillful
men as any.
5. We have many years'
experience and kuowihe
wants of customers.
Call and examine our in
struments before buying.
SHERIFF'S SALES.
iS .mn11':,-1 virtareof an execu
kl turn to me direcUrd. from the clerk of tue
Knperlor Court of Marlon county, Indlana.il
d r oaPO"e atpuWi0 to the iuneit biä-
S TUR DAY, th
10:hlay otVuly, A.D. 1875
b tween
the hour of til ftVin. v . w ... i .
O CiCCk P. M.Of Siid .lav. nt thiirfrwtr. fih.r.J
Horse of Marion county, IndlaM
it, tlie rr-nts and
; 7. r l" 111 uot exct-euinz sevtn year
ot
iuS noi male, iy ii ;
raM UHU Ol ine SOtltllPlKt nlitrlc. n.1 cr.. l,.n
seven 7 township fuurteon fl, range fonr Ml
t!3"'ata,n,n o.11 57-K.j acres, si Utate in
Äas J?ilowarriÄnH' 89 th ot
uu i.uuieiu realize me full
the full amount of
t ! ,,M,re "i costR. I wi.l , at the same
nuu juure, expose at public aie
e the lee sim-
peoi said real estate.
mItkfaiLhe Proerty of Chester O. Kartholo
nd Thomas J. Howard, at the suit of Ja
sf ph A. Moore et al.
Said sale will be made without any relief w bat
ever from valuation orapprUseme nt laws.
A LEERT REIShXER,
June W, A. D. IS75. ilRrlU CODnt "
Becks Sillivax, Attys. for riff. janlS 3t
CIIERIFF-S KALE. By virtue of an execu-
lion to ine.directed, Horn the Cleric of the
Scpenor Court of Marlon county, Indiana, I
will expose at public sale, to the hi.est bidder,
SATURDAY, the 10th day cJ July, A. D. 1875
between the hours of 10 oclo-k a. m. and
0 ciock p. m , of sa'd day, at the door of the
Lonrt .Moose of Marion conttv, In tians. the
rt-nlsand rrofltsfora ttrm uoi ex-edir.z tevn
years of the foiloa ing real estate, to-wli.
Ii-Kloulngat a stone where the lice of Merid
ian Mrtet would rtrike the couutv ro.d leading
from the Michigan road to Truster's saw mill
running theiice east tfcirty-eiKht . rods and
e.evenllljlr.c! es. ihenre norm ciht rods aod
one foot andMx inches, thence- west fortv rods
ande.even 11 feet, thence fouthw ard.'y" eight
rods, two feet and six Incites to the place of be
ginning, adjoining the town of Augusta on tne
tast side, being a part ot the tai half t.f the
southwafct quaiter of section t wi-ut v-nine f2sM
township seventeen 17. north of r"acge three
.jeaM, containing two 21 acre, more or it-ss.
Also the following, it being a part of the west
? the,,0nlheast quarter of section tweuty
nine 2j, in township seventeen 17, north of
range three 3 e:it, it baing the south htlf of
the piece or parcel of land deeded bv George
Annis and Mary Auiiis, bis wife, to Florence J.
iowers, boasde J as 'ollows: Comrotrjeing nlae
ty feet from the southwret corner of the lot
owned by Sa-r.ple Lofton, in the to wn of Acus
ta.cn the east side of Michigan road, thence
eatwaidlyonalinewllh the fence, thrte bun
died and thirty feet to a stake on a tine with the
east Fide of a parallel street in said town, tbence
sonthwardly with the course of said street to a
MAkeon th north Kideof the county roni lead
er'sjiiill, between the Michtaan road
to the place of beginning, one hui.dted feet, in
cluding all the aoove described lot, except the
lot owned by the Chr:BtJan Church, all in Ma
rion county, Indians, and on failure to realize
1 ..u:1 amouut of Judgment, interest and costs.
1 will, at the same time and place, expert at
f ubiic sale the fee simple of said real estate
Taken as the property of Benjamin F. IVrry,
at the suit of Hinker. Davis A Co.
öaitl tale will be made without enr rel.tf
whatever from valuation or apprslsement ia
ALBERT RU.ssNKtt,
tsherifl of Marlon oountv.
June 1Ü, A.D. 1S75.
J I'Hax, B. & J. Att'ys for Pl'ff. Junel7-2t
S".
lers
ERI FF. SALE. By virtue of a certified
copy oi a uecree to me directed, from the
1118 öupenor UOUrt or Marlon rnnntr
Indiana,, in a cause wnereln Elizabeth l
Taylor, Lx.t ttc, et al. are plaintiffs and Henry
C bailors et al. are defendants, requiring rae to
make the sum of four hundred and forty-tfcree
dollars, and twenty-one cent, with interest
on said decree and cost, 1 will expose at pub
lic sale, to the highest bidder, cn
SATURDAY, the 10th day of July, A.D. 1375,
between the hours of 18 o'clock a. h. and
o clock p. M.of said day, at toe door of the Court
House of Marion county, Indiana, the rents and
profit for a tetm no', exceeding eren years, of
the following real estate, to-wit :
Lot number two hundred and fftv-nix r'.of
Spann A Co. s first subdi vUioa of tb norm part
of the southwest Quarter of section ceven ,r7!
towD.hip number fifteen 1S borth of raL4
fenr 4 east, reference being w.deto thecal
ci said subdivision as recorded la plat boot No.
4. pageCi, in the recorder's off.ee of Maiioa
county, Indiana, situate la Marian county. In
diana. If such rents and profits will not sell for a
sufficient sum to satisfy said decree, interest
and costs, 1 will, at tae same time and place,
expose to public sale the fee slmpie of aaid real
estate, or so much thereof as may be auihclent
to discharge Siid (.ecree, Interests and costs.
Bald sale will be made without any relief
whatever from valuation or appraisement law.
ALBERT REISSNER,
Bhdff of Marlon county.
Jure 16, A. D. 1W5.
CiiAl-MAiT. H A iu, Attya. for rl'ffs. ;nne!7-3.
A SAW fvilLL FÜR THE PEOPLE.
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crai4 hf iwa an. Sc4 lar eirwiar.
CHANDLER L TAYIOR.
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iV, c' Vt l'.J 1U -negier u.ttiriholomew s Euclid
addl1 w to tt e town of Irvinalon, Marlon
"J!j:Im,iana- as ibe projrty, of Cheater O.
i.ar.iolotnew. and ihiiinmhufMrnnfii..
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