1891 June 29 A Brutal Assault

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1891 June 29 A Brutal Assault - first IND. discovered In they the the the today...
first IND. discovered In they the the the today 412 it in store and of one was as trace at deceased this in of The A BllUTAL ASSAULT. John ,Bcnnor Charged With Intent Intent to Kill. A great big, brawny slugger sat in a chair this morning at the Mayor's court nervously twisting his fingers and picking at threads in his clothes. The man was a six footer,'with shoulders as broad as double doors and muscles like a Hercules. He goes by the name of Benner—John Benner, and he is slated for assault with intent to kill. The victim of his murderous impulse is a boy named Edward Weis, the twenty year old sou of Adam Weis, an old shoemaker at No. 2 Front street-. Yesterday afternoon afternoon about 3 o'clock, young Weis and two-companions were sitting sitting down by the old Eel river shops, talking, when Benner approached approached them. Without saying a word he went straight for Weis and knocked him from his seat, then stamped and kicked him frightfully frightfully ju the sides nod abdomen until exhausted by his efforts Weis' companions could do nothing with tho muscular villinn and when • he left they picked up their friend and carried him home apparently dead. He remained in this condition for some time but finally returned to consciousness, only to suffer tho most intense pain. He is able to speak barely above a whisper and is thought to be fatally hurt internally. internally. The warrant upon which officer Manders ' arrested Benner this morning was for assault and battery on which; charge he gave $500 bail with Dave Humphrey as security. Immediately afterward, however, the authorities learned that Benner's virjtim was in a dangerous dangerous condition and re-arrested him upon the rri^re serious charge of assault with Intent to kill; On this charge $2,0|)0 bond was required, required, which Bflnner failed to give. Benner clairfs that Saturday night young Weis and two companions companions guyed.him while walking with a lady friend on North street and when be answered they responded responded with a volley of stones, tic does'nqt deny that he committed committed the dssault yesterday' but seems to think his revenge is justifiable— a view which the law will hardly ustiiin oven should he prove his story to be correct. Dr. BuFJabn, who was suiamon- :d to give the boy 'medical attention, attention, found him yesterday in a stupor imd able to give but little cd to anything. His right arm was paralyzed '/rom the efft-cts of :oncussion of i.he brain but to day is capable of some motion, and ;here were two bac 1 bruises on the fiend and several about the body The boy is also spitting blood from his internal injuries. P. of is to of

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  1. Logansport Reporter,
  2. 29 Jun 1891, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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