Pilger Attacked Wrong Constable (May 1914)
PILGER ATTACKED WRONG CONSTABLE Old Forge Man Broke Nose of J. W. Kamback and Is Tried for Assault. Court ' yesterday decreed that if I there was legal reasons for the break ing of a constables' nose the proboscis of the proper constable should have been' fractured and not that of an innocent attendant at a sale. This statement was brought about because I of the contention of Attorney John Edwards in the case of Constable J. W. Kamback against Frank and Fred erick Pilger. The case was called for trial before I Judge H. M. Edwards yesterday at - 1 ternoon in the main court room. Dis trict Attorney Maxey represented the! commonwealth and Attorney Edwards I the defense. It was alleged by Constable Constable Conley and Constable Kam back that a sale occurred at the prem - 1 ises of the defendants at Old Forge I on March 28 last as a result of a land lord's warrant issued by Alderman W. S. Millar, of this city. During the) progress of the sale, or just as it was! about to commence, Frank Pilger Is I said to have advanced in a threatening threatening manner toward Constable Kam back and after calling hima burn,! ordered him. from the premises. Hel did not go as eoon as it was expected! he would and when Pilger came to his I side and ordered him to go and put! his fist in his face he resented it by pushing him aside. Then it is al leged that Pilger struck the consta ble and beat him so badly that his I nose was broken and his face disfigured. disfigured. Later his father, Frederick Pil ger, struck tne constaDie. When Pilger was placed on the I stand he said that he struck the con stable after the latter had struck him and that he "pasted him good." He admitted that he struck him four or I five times and that after "my father! and I got through with him he was I covered wKh blood. Attorney Edwards contended that! his client had a right to beat Urn - back and Judge Edwards said that I there was nothing in the evidence to show that Kamback was In any man ner concered In the alleged i trespass I and that even If the contention of thej attorney was correct that he had a right to break a constable's nose the! nose of the proper consiaDie snouiui have been broken.' 'Tn that event." said the judge, "the! nose of Conley should have been brok en, as he was the man who was con ducting the sale. Th cniirt declared that there was I nntviiticr in the law to permit tne as sault nf any person as there were le - o - ai remedies which could have been I r? - r resorted to. Pileer made a rather pronounced witness for the state when he admit - 1 ted that he beat the other man sol hHiv that he was bleeding all over! and stated that he was satisfied that I r diri the right tiling when ne aia u. The case was on at adjournment.