MODERN DAMON AND PYTHIAS
The Story Re-Enacted in the Logan County (Ills.) Circuit Court.
Lincoln. Ills., Oct. 23. - A modern version of the story of Damon and Pythias was enacted in the Logan county circuit court when Frank King appeared in court and acknowledged he had stolen some horses, for which crime his friend Andrew Carmody had been sentenced to the penitentiary, and was willing to go to the penitentiary. Judge Moffett was greatly surprised and consented to call a special session of the grand jury in November in order that King might be indicted. When this is done and King pleads guilty and is sentenced, Carmody will be released. [The Princeton union. (Princeton, Minn.), 24 Oct. 1901]
Person Wins a Point
Carl E. Person, editor of the Strike Bulletin, who shot and killed Tony Musser, Illinois Central strikebreaker, was granted a change of venue yesterday from the DeWitt county circuit court to the Logan county court. This is a big victory for the young labor leader. Evidence was offered showing that the entire town of Clinton, where the trial would have been held, was tied up with the I.C. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 14 July 1914]
PROBE GIRL'S DEATH
Following the mysterious death Saturday evening of pretty Catherine Roller, 17, daughter of a wealthy Broadville, Logan county, Ill., farmer, Coroner William Ryan today came to Chicago to enlist aid of local police in solving the mystery. Coroner Ryan today told the following facts regarding the girl's death. She went riding with a boy friend just after dinner Saturday. Returning about 9 o'clock she suddenly was stricken with convulsions. Within a few minutes she was dead. Just before she died she said she had eaten some candy on the buggy ride. A cursory examination, Coroner Ryan said, showed signs of strychnine in the girl's stomach. Lincoln police learned that a former sweetheart of Miss Roller bought strychnine there Friday, saying he wanted it for a sick horse. The young man is being looked for today. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 26 April 1915]
In Decatur last Sunday evening a 1927 model Ford Sedan was stolen, and Monday thecar was found abandoned on Route 121, between Latham and Mt. Pulaski. Deputy George E. Suedmeier and Lawrence O'Brienwent out after the machine and brought it to this city, and the owner came after the car Tuesday evening. [Mt.Pulaski Weekly News, January 08, 1932 - Submitted by F. Hagerty]