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Good Old Days


September 24, 2020

125 years ago

The Commoner

September 20, 1895

Frank Hargis is in the county jail awaiting jury trial next month on a charge of grand larceny. Indications point to his pleading guilty to the charge as he does not deny the commission of deeds alleged in the complaint. Judge W.N. Ruby is the complainting witness. Hargis was the enengineer of his threshing crew. When the rains came on last last week, completing discontinuance of work, he moved the crew and machinery to his farm near Steptoe. Mr. Ruby on Tuesday received $270 on threshing account, and not caring to carry it about with him, he hi...

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