1891 July 8 BENNER BOUND
BENNEE BOUND In Ilic Sum of $1,000 to Aivnlt Hie Ac- lion of tlic Circuit Court— He HiiKii't the 1'rlcc. at a this at for this The^preliminary hearing of John Benner, charged by the state with a felonious assault on Edward Weis, attracted attracted quite a crowd in Mayor Read's court yesterday morning, and the case was followed with considerable interest by the hangers on about the court and the persons personally concerned concerned in the affair. A. G. Jenkines appeared for Benner and with, the material at hand made as strong a defense for his client as possible, possible, but from the introduction of the first witness his case appeared hope- loss.Considermg Benner'sJ past record acd the recent flagrant outrage on his part the defense had but little to expect, expect, and after summing up theMayor promptly declared Benaer subject to the action of the circuit court, placing his bond at §1,000. For all the hope Benner had of getting bond, however, the sum might as reasonably have been a million, and the young reprobate reprobate was conducted back to the body of the bastile where he will be compelled compelled to languish until the September term of coui-t. The story Of Benner's brutal assault on young Weis, as told by the companions companions of the latter and by the complaining witness himself himself was straightforward and conclusive and left no doubt of the premeditated fury of the defendant. Benner's attitude on the stand was impudently aggressive and brazen to a degree and fell far from furthering his cause before the court. There is an innate depravity cropping out of Benner3 actions which impresses a student of human nature very unfavorably. unfavorably. The victim of Benner's fury was able, although still quite weak, to appear appear in court and give his story. The facts of the assault are already known to Journal readers and need not be rehashed 'here. Young Weis' right arm hangs limp and paralyzed at his side as a result of the attack. Benner's defense was based on an alleged provoke on the part of the boys the Saturday night proceeding the assault, which was committed two weeks ago Sunday. The state will ask the full extent of the law to be passed on Benner in the circuit court.