John C. Toenges, The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Tues., Oct. 16, 1883, p.3
On thet .Brinks of the Shoreless 'Sea, Toenges, the W who was brutally assaulted by William Selbert,. on the gravel road, west of the clty,Saturdsy night, lies' In a critical:, condition, and a marked change. for the worse wis noticed last night. He is now entirely entirely uncocBcious, and while there Is no abriBlon of the icilp, Indicating where the blow wis struck, yet be seems to be in constant sgony, the brain being; affected, by '; the concussion. concussion. Dr.Proegler thinks tbe chances for recovery are very slight: and that death may be looked for at any time. Old Selbert denies having intention. ally struck him with the board, but asserts that be simply pitched it Into hls(Toenges) wagon, and that, in fall ing, it hit him' upon the skull. As no one saw tne affair it will be pretty diffiQuit to convict the old min'ot murder In case Toengea dies.