George Fawkner fight

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George Fawkner fight - .J A Flstle lUoyeata, ' 1 George Fawkner, one...
.J A Flstle lUoyeata, ' 1 George Fawkner, one of the Sheriff's bailiffs, bailiffs, this forenoon severely assaulted W. F. Christian,. a prominent contractor, in the Court House, the trouble lying in that Fawkner is a sub-tenant sub-tenant sub-tenant of roorxfs in - a house which Mr. ' C proposed tearing down, and which 'was turned turned over to him yesterday by the original lessee. This morning - Mr. C.'s workmen commeficed tearing away the roofing, Mr. F.'a family still occupying the rooms, and when Mr. Christian visited the Sheriff 'a office office on other business, there was some discussion discussion between the two, ending in Chris- Chris- : tian telling Fawkner, "you are not my kind of a business man." The a ttacfwaa unexpected unexpected and took Christian completely by surprise, but the interference of others prevented prevented serious conseauencea to either. It is supposed that prosecution will-follow, will-follow, will-follow, but it were well to inquire of the bhertn if prirate citisens cannot transact business in hta office without danger of attack from bailiff whose duty it is to preserve the peace, not to break it in this outrageous fa-shion. fa-shion. fa-shion. If these are the sort of men to act aa officers people ought to know it iV ' cBArrxau. Afterwards Mr. Fawkner was arrested for assault and battery, and on returning to the .. house. 88 Massachusetts arenue, just before 0 clock, ordered me workmen to come down from the roof, and commenced en forcing his orders by throwing bricks. Mr.' James 8hover interfering a lively tussle ensued, ensued, in which both were struck and bruised witn bricks. Mr. Fawkner retired to the ' house flourishing a revolver and" -making -making threats of variopa kinds and for a few minutes the vicinity .waa entirely undisturbed. Then Sbover reap peared on the Oeld.Ltue men mounted tne roof and Fawkner took his family away, who naturally were much agitated by the excitement. excitement. Messrs. Shbver A Christian proposed procuring a surety of the peace warrant at once and prosecuting for assault. . And bat tery for all the men engaged. aaBBBaMaHV(Bkaa-aklaMMaaB,(BlwalBfBB -.

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 16 Jun 1875, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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