Mrs EA Collins insulted

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no-engineer, resnect- Two Men Arrested on Suspicion. Misses Alice . Moore, Edna and Jessie Reed, Mrs. John Tarlf on, Mrs. E A. GollSna, Sirs. Lvrton and Mrs. Barker Insulted. Ladies residing on Etna avenue and adjoining streets were terror stricken with fright Saturday night, caused by a villain insulting every woman and girl that chanced to pass him on the street. The fellow first started to insulting people at the Wabash depot. Here he wanted a woman to go walking with him, but she became frightened and ran up Jefferson street. He then started across the river, and when on the corner of South Jefferson street and Etna avenue, he met Mrs Marshall Wright, wife of the druggist, whom he stooped and commenced in sulting her. Mrs. Wright being hard ot hearing did not understand what the man said, and called her grandchild to find out what he wanted. The fellow, however, did not wait, but left although he was in a hurry. Miss Jessie Reed was the next person insulted. Miss Reed, in company with a lumber of other ladies, passed him near the German Reformed church. He grabbed her by the arm and mumbled something about eight cents, but she broke away from him and ran. a he xeliow then went to the corner of: Etna avenue and Elm streets, where he met Miss Edna Reed and another young lady, who were on their way home from town. The ladies screamed so loud that he took to his heels. The next heard of the fellow was at the home ox lioscoe .Barker, (joite a number of children were gathered there, together with their mothers, for the purpose of having a taffy-pulling. About 8 o'clock, one of the little girls noticed a man looking into the window, and upon her telling the older folks they went and pulled down' the blinds. lhis seemed to make the. man more bold, and he cursed and said if they would not come out he would go in side. The doors were all locked in the meantime and he could not get in. The women and children were all nearly frightened out of 'their wits. Not gaining admission to the house, he went across the street and insulted Mrs. Ed. Brown, who was visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leedy. Here he was taken charge of by a man named Helvey and two boys named Boyd, who brought him down the street to Collins ice cream factory, where they let him go. They did not know of his doings at other places, or else they would have brought him over to town and had him landed in jail. The rascal. then went to the home o E. A. Collins, and looking in at the window, saw Mrs. Anna Collins, wife ot Will Collins, and beckoned her to come out. She then went and noti fied Mrs. E. A. Collins, who, with three other ladies, were sitting on the portico of the house. Mrs. E. A. Collins at first thought it was her son, Bert, trying to fool them and she started around the front part of the house, saying "you little rascal, what are you trying to do." When she got to where the man was, he insulted her. She imme diately called "John, take him," mean lag the large dog Owned by Will Col lms. liad the dog been - there, no douot out what that man would never insult another woman. Mrs. Will Col lins was so badly frightened that. she nearly fainted several times, and it was a long time before she could be quieted down. Mrs. John Tarlton was the . next woman insulted. She was jast entering her gate when the man called to her and insulted her, but Mrs. Tarlton ran into the house and locked the doors. ; The villain was then seen by Eyerett Branyan, J. O. Ward, and a number of other men, who started after him and ran him as far as Rabbit Run. where he was lost sight of . The scoundrel is described as a tal man, wearing a gray suit of clothes and a dark . soft hat. Two men were arrested, both answering1 the description exactly. Their names are John Kimmell and James Jackson.

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  1. The Huntington Democrat,
  2. 06 Sep 1894, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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