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Baltimore (MD) Sun, September 21, 1888, p. 4. NOTE: Surname was very difficult to read.

At Scottsburg, Indiana, yesterday, Conrad Storts, agent at Jeffersonville for a Louisville brewery, was found murdered in his room at the hotel. Storts had gone there Wednesday night with the intention of buying a large piece of property and had considerable money. His throat was cut from ear to ear. The bed clothing and furniture showed evidence of a struggle.

Elkhart (IN) Daily Review, July 28, 1903, p. 1.

RUNNING FIGHT WITH THUGS In Which Two of Them are Captured after Being Wounded by a Pursuing Marshal Scottsburg, Indiana, July 28-The safe in the store of Shilding and Blackford at New Washington was blown open and $400 taken. Three men on bicycles were suspected. Armed officers started after them and surrounding towns were telephoned. Scottsburg officials learned that three men on bicycles were seen north of this place. The marshal and three deputies started after the men.

When they came in sight of the men, the latter abandoned their bicycles and took to the woods. There was a running fight, and the marshal brought two of them down with a shotgun. The third escaped but is still being hunted. The men were locked up here and gave their names as William, Elmer and John Bailey. Neither is fatally hurt.

Elkart (IN) Truth, December 14, 1914, p. 9.

Scottsburg, Indiana-An insurance agent, Charles M. McAdam, fainted while attempting to give first aid to George Christy, contractor, who fell ten feet from a scaffold, landing on his head and fracturing his skull.

Denver (CO) Post, September 11, 1914, p. 6.


Scottsburg, Indiana, September 11-Four persons were killed instantly and two others suffered fatal injuries when a Pennsylvania passenger train struck an automobile at Austin, near here. The dead: Ellsworth Belch, Dayton, Ky., Mrs. Ellsworth Belch, Amelia Belch, 20, daughter of Ellsworth Belch. Mrs. Mary Belch, 60, Austin, Indiana, Beulah Robbins, 14, Austin, Indiana, Leona Trulock, 12, Austin, Indiana.

Belch was driving the car which stalled on the crossing at Austin. The engineer saw the car too late and was unable to stop the train before it struck and demolished the automobile. Beulah Robbins and Mrs. Mary Belch lived for a short time after the accident.

Winston-Salem (NC) Journal, October 26, 1913, p. 16. NOTE: This testimonial is accompanied by a picture of Shanks and his home. The item below was abbreviated from the original as indicated by the ellipsis.

.[Mr. Shanks] is an old friend of Peruna, but he never called our attention to the fact until very lately. We welcome him to the host of users and believers in Peruna. His appearance speaks for itself, and his letter reads: "It affords me great pleasure to inform you of the good results I have derived from the use of your excellent remedy, Peruna. I had catarrh of the stomach and bowels for 12 years and tried many remedies with only temporary relief. I was induced to try Peruna and after taking six bottles, I was completely relieved."

Ft. Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, September 28, 1907, p. 1.


Unveiling in Honor of Former Vice Presidential Candidate

[Special to The Telegram]

Scottsburg, Indiana, Sept. 28-Vice President Fairbanks and John W. Kern of Indianapolis were the principal speakers at the unveiling today of the handsome monument erected here to the memory of William E. English who was the democratic nominee for vice president of the United States on the Hancock ticket in 1880. The memorial was erected at the expense of Capt. W. E. English and other descendants of the famous Indiana statesman and occupies a prominent place in the courthouse yard.

Springfield (MASS) Republican, December 16, 1894, p. 12.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rickey (Richey?) of Finley's Knob near Scottsburg, Indiana, have a pair of pet rattlesnakes that they keep in a cage. Neither they nor their children have any fear of the reptiles that they have owned for a year. The other night one of the snakes got out of its cage and crawled into the baby's cradle. It alarmed the child but did it no harm.

Lexington (KY) Morning Herald, April 29, 1902, p. 3.


Scottsburg, Indiana, April 28-R. A. Johnson, marshal of this city, committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart. Several years ago Mr. Johnson made an unsuccessful attempt to end his life by taking strychnine.