Clinton County, Illinois
Mysterious Murder at Carlyle, Ill.
Carlyle, Ill., Sept. 26, - Henry Belwood, 50 years old, a bachelor living with a farmer named J.M. Tryer and his family, was found murdered this morning. The surrounding country was searched, but nothing was found excepting a railway car pin besmeared with blood, which was probably used by the assailants. Belwood always carried money and this was known to many. There is no clew[sic]to the murderers. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) 27 Sept 1893 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Frank Bateman was charged by a friend with having murdered and robbed Henry Bellwood near Carlyle, Ills., in 1893 [The Columbus Journal. (Columbus, Neb.), 26 Feb. 1896]
A Horrible Murder
A most bloody and inhuman murder was committed in Clinton county, Illinois, on Tuesday of last week, on the person of Mrs. Henry Bond and her nephew, a lad of twelve years, by a young man who had formerly worked for Mr. Bond, and had recently been discharged. The horrid deed was committed with an axe. At last accounts the murderer had not been arrested. [New Albany Daily Ledger, 5 Nov 1863 p2 c1 - Submitted by Sue Carpenter]
The Assassin in Illinois
Carlyle, Ills., Sept 19 - Henry Dam, a prominent and wealthy farmer residing south of this city five miles, was dangerously shot Saturday night in a mysterious manner. About 12 o'clock the members of the family were attracted to Dam's room by groans. The bed clothes were soaked with blood, which was pouring from a frightful wound in the head of the aged man. He had evidently been shot by some person who was standing in the yard. [Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois) 19 Sept 1899 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
The residence of L.E. Fay, editor of the Clinton County (Ills) Advertiser, at Lyons, Ills., was robbed Wednesday night of several hundred dollars worth of valuables. [Rock Island daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 12 July 1890]
Carlyle, Ill., Feb 22 - Henry Scherr, town marshal of Breese, a mining town nine miles west of here, was stabbed by a tramp named Joseph Kurtz, and will die. The miners there intend to avenge the crime by lynching the would-be assassin if he is apprehended. [Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois) 22 Feb 1897 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Ex-Mayor Convicted of Forgery
Carlyle, Ill., Jan, 13, - [Special] - Ex-Mayor Lamb, who has been on trial here several days on a charged of forgery, was today convicted by the jury. He has filed an application for a new trial. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) 14 Jan 1899 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Burglars Make a Remarkable Foray Near Carlyle, Ill.
Carlyle, Ill., May 15 - John Perry was taken from his bed at the home of Henry Risby, south of here, last night, by burglars, was tied hand and foot, gagged, hauled away in a wagon, and left lying along-side the road several miles away. He was found today. All his money was taken. [The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Illinois) 16 May 1896 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Mistaken For A Thief
Henry Roening Was Killed by His Brother-in-Law
Carlyle, Ill., Jan 25 - Six miles west of here Saturday night, Ernest Maibaum, a farmer, shot and killed Henry Roening, his brother-in-law, aged 15 years, mistaking him for a burglar. Young Roening, who lived with Maibaum, was out coon hunting Saturday night and returned home between 11 and 12 o'clock. He entered the house and went to the sleeping apartments of his sister and brother-in-law to get warm, the only fire in the house being there. Mrs. Maibaum awakened her husband by crying "Thief!" Maibaum grabbed his gun and fired, the shot taking effect in the breast. Roening cried, "Give me the other load." and sank to the floor. Coroner Alsop held an inquest Sunday afternoon and found in accordance with the above facts. [The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) 26 Jan 1897 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Bank Robbers Driven Off.
Night Patrolman Schrader at Carlyle, Illinois, Prevents the Looting of a Local Institution.
Carlyle, Ill., Jan. 28 - [Special] One of the boldest attempts at robbery ever made in this locality was thwarted this morning 1 o'clock by Night Patrolman Schrader. But for his appearance the State Bank of Carlisle would be minus thousands of dollars. The plan of operations outlined by the would be robbers was a clever one. The bank is located in the room of a large building located in the busiest part of the city. The opera house is in the same block, and a show had been in progress there. In fact, members of the troupe were yet upstairs packing their trunks. At 1:00 Patrolman Schrader observed a man of powerful build standing near the bank corner. It being moonlight, he could see the door was ajar from his position 50 yards distant. He asked, "Who is there?" The stranger gave a shrill whistle and started to run. Schrader leveled his gun and fired. The man stumbled and fell, arose and escaped. The officer's weapon was only a single barrel shotgun and therefore when two confederates emerged from the building he was unable to stop them. He sought protection behind a convenient tree just in time to escape a shower of bullets. The noise aroused scores of citizens from their slumbers. Many midnight revelers hastened from adjacent saloons. Searching parties were formed and bloodhounds were placed on the trail, but the men eluded pursuit. It is supposed that the modern Youngers mounted horses previously secreted and thus escaped. The work is attributed to an organized gang which is known to be in existence in this locality. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) 29 Jan 1899 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Burglars raided the Village of Huey, four miles east of Carlyle, Ill., early yesterday morning. They secured at S. Johnson's real estate office $50 in cash and papers valued at nearly $3,000 [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) 20 Jul 1893 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]