Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, January 28, 1886
          George Benson  caught two little boys, whose names we suppress, about nine o'clock last night, in front of his oyster bay on East Washington street, "steering"  John Black, an old farm hand, who was intoxicated.  When George saw them the old man was holding on to them and demanding his money, which he said they had taken from him.  George told the boys that they must turn over the money, and one of them took George with him into the alley adjacent where they had hid the pocket book, and gave it to him.  The purse had $10.53 in it, and George took care of it and the old man for the balance of the night.  The kids mentioned are fast travelling the road to the pen.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Monday, October 1, 1883
          Don't eat dust and dirt, but go to  George Benson  and get a square meal.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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