Source: Daily Register - Rockford, IL
Dated Dec. 27, 1886
BOTH PARTIES HAD BEEN DRINKING.
CONNELLSVILLE, Pa., Dec. 27 - At 1 o'clock Saturday morning
Mike "Haddenman, a "blacklog" coke-drawer at the Lisenring coke
works, fired three shots at John Gibbons, a Knight of Labor,
from the effects of which he died at a later hour. Gibbons
had gone to Haddenman's residence and with more emphasis
than politeness, demanded a dollar dues from Haddenman, who
had applied for membership in the order. Haddenman
refused the demand. Both parties had been drinking, and a row
ensued, with the above result. Gibbons was 28 years of
age and unmarried.
A Pint of Whisky and Two Brutes.
BOSTON, Dec. 27 - John Cochlan and John Barnard, of
Cambridge, called at 51 South Margin street, this city, Saturday,
and drank half a pine of whisky with Jesse Perkins aged 55,
who resides there. Because Perkins would not go out and
get the bottle refilled, they assaulted him, Barnard kicking
his head into a swollen mass, while Cochlan chewed his ear
until it hung to the head only by a few shreds. Perkins
may recover. Cochlan has served six years for chewing a
man's nose off.
Escaped Convicts Recaptured.
AUBURN, N. Y., Dec. 27 - The four prisoners who escaped from the
criminal insane asylum at locking-up time Friday night have been
recaptured. John Nolan, of New York, was captured on
board of Southern Central freight train eleven miles south of
Auburn. The other three were arrested at Cayuga, eleven miles
west, Saturday afternoon. All were returned to the asylum, and
severe measures will be adopted to prevent any further escapes of
A Borrowing Scoundrel in Jail.
CHELSEA, Mass., Dec. 27. - Charles Knapp a citizen who,
up to the present year, enjoyed an enviable reputation for upright
ness, ahs been thrown into the county jail by his creditors.
About twenty-five or thirty of the most reliable citizens of the
city have been victimized by him to the extent of from $500 to
$2,000 apiece, all borrowed money. His total "borrowings" will
reach $30,000 at least. He has no assets, and nobody knows
where the money ahs gone to.
Answered the question by Suicide.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 27. On Thursday Tax Collector
Sutton, of Greenwood, Perry county, was asked by the county
commissioners to explain why he had not paid over the taxes
collected by him. He made some excuse and left for home.
Friday morning he was found dead on a road near Greenwood, with an
empty laudanum bottle beside him.