Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 27, 1894
Page 3 column 3
          Washington Good,  a colored citizen, for some cause took a notion Saturday to thump his wife,  May,  and he did so to his entire satisfaction.  May was not as well satisfied as her husband, and with a knot over her right eye about the size of a goose egg, she hunted up 'Squire Kenton and made complaint to him.  Yesterday the ge'men' of color put in an appearance at the 'Squire's office and was assessed $10.35 for his cruelty.  Wash was short the necessary change and mortgaged his organ to pay the same.  Wash lives near the J, M. & I. railroad, between Locust and South sts.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, January 28, 1886
          Wash Good  was hunting an officer at noon to arrest  Tom Cotton.  Wash says Cotton's mother-in-law, Mrs. Yager,  came to him for some information about Tom, and he told her.  This morning Tom met Wash and induced him to go home with him and explain matters.  Arriving at the house all hands commenced to talk over matters when all at once Cotton bit Wash and then drew his revolver on him.  This was hint enough for and and he flew.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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