21 Apr 1900 James Grunden
KISSES Cost Him Hi. Farm and Hobby. Grnnden Claims Three Indictments Returned. STBCIAL PISTATCS TO TBS BBCA-'IASB. NprCAiTLa. Ixd.. April 20.-The Henry County grand Jury has returned indictments for blackmail against Rufua K White and wife and Squire Dl'.Ie, j.rominer.t cltlxena of near Maple vaiiey 1 ne o fendanta were arrested and eech gave bond, Last September Rufus R. White claims hi wife confessed to him that her reunions with James Grunden. a neighbor and well- to-do farmer, were familiar. White then decoyed Grunden to hla home, securins; Squire Dllle to assist blm. It la charged. When Grunden entered White's door. White, It Is alleged, drew htm into a private room aad pulled his revolver, ahovlng It under bis nose. He then told him of Mrs. White's confession snd described hla "wounded feelings" snd White ended. It la charged, by demanding all of Grunden' property, personal and real. Grunden pleaded with Squire Dill, but Dill advised him to give up his gooda A deed waa made from James Grunden. widower, to Rufus R. Whit for land valued at $2,300. Whit also received a check for (500 and a coupon for 100 bushels of wheat. Later tbe Court ret aside the deeda Mrs. White said at the trial that Grunden kissed her three times and embraced ber. Mr. Whit Is a music teacher and his wife Is a very fascinating woman. Squire Dille la Trustee of Wayne Township, Henry County, and Is a very prominent dtixen.