Judge Leech

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Judge Leech - is of or to the to and it A Hard Fought Case....
is of or to the to and it A Hard Fought Case. The case of The Connecticut Mu tual Insurance Co. vg. Bishop was a. heard by Justice Leech and a jury a part of last week and Monday of his week, it being a suit to dispos sess defendant of a farm and for a writ of restitution. The jury returned a verdict at midnight Mon day for the plaintiff, and on Wednesday Officers Johnson, Fairholm and Carter, accompanied by Mr. Collins, western land agent of the company, went to ths Bishop farm, east of Winchester, where the officers set the household goods out and took possession. They had quite a job of it, taking up the carpets, moving the heavy stoves, etc. ireeman Bishop was not present, but his son, a young man, was there, with a revolver belted on him, tho' he offered no resistance. A woman, said to be from Kansas City amd acting as housekeeper, took her seat in a rocking-chair which she said was hers and declared she wouldn't move. When everything else was out, she was asked to vacate but said the first man who touched her would get hurt. She had a razor in her hand, but didn't take it from the case, and although she declared they would have to carry her out, she finally went peaceably. Constable Carter was left in possession of the house, well fortified with pro visions amd cisrars and tobacco. Bishop's attorneys, Morse & Case- bier, hadn't given it up yet at last accounts, but were going to try some new move, and Morse went to Holton yesterday to see Judge My ers. The company has been trying a long while t get possession, and Bishop has been on the farm for three years by virtue of a lease on ly, but his attorneys have managed to keep the company out of its pro perty, in spite of the general ex pression that "Bishop hasn't a leg to stand on. Later developments are that Bishop is back on the place, and a restraining order has been issued by Judge Myers against anybody and everybody interfering with him. A Toujrh Family. After the flight of the Montgom ery outfit of thieves from Norton-ville, the wives of the young men and the old folks hitched up their teams and set off for Missouri. They were followed and when, near Camden Point, the young men joined them, a Clay county constable and assistants tried to arrest them. The two Montgomery boys were armed, however, and opened fire as they fled, shooting one of the men in the arm. Green was arrested and bro't to Nortonville, where he plead guilty to burglary and larceny and is now in the county jail. His wife, who followed him back from Missouri with one of the teams and wagon and their four children, hitched up and came down here and is still on hand mear the park wall, as near the jail as she could drive. She reports that her brothers were caught up with attain and woundeda citizen and again escaped, that one of the brothers was shot through the elbow, and that the old folks and the other families were left in. Missouri homeless and penniless. She says she has written to her husband's people and when she hears from them will move on. If she doesn't, the family will be sent to the poor farm in all probability, Green, who seems to have been induced to leave his farm and join this gang, has told that thev are desperate men; that they killed cattle man when they broke jail and were being pursued in Oklahoma. Green had promised to make a f ul confession of the doings of the gang-, but has been induced by his lawyer to say nothing more to anybody.

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  1. The Oskaloosa Independent,
  2. 02 Apr 1897, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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