Quincy Herald Whig

Quincy, IL

September 1868

SENTENCED FOR 100 DAYS. - Three young men were arraigned before Esq. Barker this morning charged with complicity in the garroting and robbing of the old man Caleb Rhode which we chronicled yesterday. Their names were Martin Gibson, James Martin, and George T. Gilson. The first was sentenced to the work house for 100 days, the latter to 20 days each. Gibson was the only one which Mr. Rhode could identify, but as all were found sleeping together, in the shed of the lime kiln at the foot of jersey Street, after midnight, contrary to city ordinances, all were punished. If Gibson was really the perpetrator of this outrage it is a light penalty, and he may yet be indicted by the Grand Jury.
[Source: The Quincy Daily Whig; Sep 30, 1868; Page 4 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]


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