Thursday, March 10, 2016

StiversSprings, Attemped rape, and Wife Abandonment

News from the Robinson Constitution

JUNE 26, 1896
George Hains of Birds, did business here last week selling binder twine.
Our base ball club played the Sumner club at Stivers Springs Sunday. The score stood Flat Rock 17, Sumner 9. After being defeated the Sumner boys tried to raise a racket. A club that will get mad when they are honorably defeated is not fit to play with a respectable club.
Jasper Montgomery shot by Wash Carter at West Port.

JULY 1, 1896
Another prominent Lawrence county school teacher has gone wrong. Arch Hentz, of Lawrenceville, was arrested last week on a charge of attempting to rape the 11 year old daughter of John Zehners. Mrs. Hentz was absent and the girl had brought their clothes homeafter being lauandered by her mother.  Hentz was home, and, inviting the girl into the house, locked the door, so the report goes, and assaulted her. The girl gave the alarm after being released and Hentz hurried to the  country, where his wife was visiting, and where he was afterwords arrested. His preliminary hearing was set for yesterday. Hentz has heretofore borne a good reputation and was the Republican nominee for county superintendent of that county two years ago. He denies assaulting the girl.

JULY 15, 1896
Ed Dollahan, of Birds, who sells the Champion machine, sold three binders since wheat has been cut.  He appears to be a hustler in his business.

JULY 22, 1896
Josiah M. Tedford was arrested in Lawrence county last week and placed in custody of Sheriff Walter. The charge against him is wife abandonment . He was brought here by Deputy Sheriff Houston, but waived examination, footed his bond and returned to Lawrence county.

JULY 29, 1896
The Modern Woodman will give a "Log Rolling" at Lawrenceville next Saturday. Speeches will be delivered by W.A. Northcutt, Head Consul, and others high in the order. There will also be racing and other amusements. A big time is anticipated.

AUGUST 5, 1896

Frank Cullison Age 34-Lawrence County
Kate Richart Age 23-Robinson

Joseph Wampler, of Birds vicinity, and Miss Lauren Weirich, daughter of Uncle Isaac Weirich, were married last Thursday evening in New Hebron, Rev. Powell officiating.